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October 30, 2020 – Gene Grant and The Line opinion panelists look further into pandemic updates and what our state is doing to reverse the rising trend of COVID cases. Hospitals and health systems fear unsustainable caseloads as some New Mexicans refuse to abide health safety guidelines. Note: This segment was recorded on Thursday, October 29. That afternoon, the Dept. of Health reported 1,082 cases of COVID-19, a new daily high for case counts. 

Host: Gene Grant 

Line Panelists: 
Trip Jennings, New Mexico in Depth  
Gabriel Sanchez, UNM professor and director of research for Latino Decisions  
Christine Sierra, UNM political science professor emerita   

For More Information: 
Over 1,000 New Cases Of COVID-19, Shattering State’s Previous Record – NM Political Report 
NM Shatters Virus Record as Hospitals Prepare for StrainAlbuquerque Journal 
Coronavirus Burns Through Santa Fe Businesses – Santa Fe New Mexican 
State Releases Updated COVID-19 Watchlist  –  KOB4 
Hundreds Gather at Roundhouse to Protest Gov. Lujan Grisham’s Public Health Orders –  KOB4 
Santa Fe Catholics Celebrate Final Mass Before In-Person Services SuspendedSanta Fe New Mexican 
New Mexico Legislator Flees Home After Threats Received –  KOB4