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October 9, 2020 Gene Grant and The Line opinion panel debate the effectiveness of New Mexico’s battle against the coronavirus. While the numbers looked good for a while, cases have started climbing alarmingly. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, who is quarantining after being exposed to the virus, warned that the rise in cases could lead to a third round of restrictions. High school sports are already off the table for fall, the governor says, as she considers what her new public health order will look like when it’s announced next week. 

Host: Gene Grant 

Line Panelists: 
Dan Foley, former state representative   
Inez Russell Gomez, editorial page editor, Santa Fe New Mexican   
Sophie Martin, attorney  

For More Information: 
Governor Urges New Mexicans to ‘Double Down’ As Virus Spread Worsens  –  Santa Fe New Mexican 
Gov. Lujan Grisham Self-Quarantines After Possible COVID-19 Exposure – KRQE 
New Mexico Sees Rise In COVID-19 Cases  – KRQE 
Santa Fe County Has Highest Daily Virus Cases Since July –  Santa Fe New Mexican 
Roswell Doctor Concerned About Surging COVID-19 Cases in SE New Mexico – KOB 
Covid-19 Could Kill 2,900 Americans A Day in December, Researchers Say. Here’s Why, And How You Can Make Fall and Winter Better – CNN 
High Demand for Flu Shots? Experts Hope to Avoid ‘Twindemic’ –  Albuquerque Journal