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  • Opinion: Gov. making the right calls on COVID-19, but outcome in all our hands

    Rich Rasmussen, President and CEO, Montana Hospital Association|Updated Apr 7, 2020

    For those of us old enough to remember or to watch reruns of the 1950s classic Dragnet, we can easily recall Sgt. Friday's quote, "Just the facts, ma'am." That quote became locked into America's lexicon, highlighting a simple ask of all of us to be honest with each other. The facts unfolding before us regarding COVID-19 are no different. The risks are real. Epidemiologists have estimated the virus will attack 30 to 40 percent of us, and five percent of those cases will be...