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These are featured stories of how the Upper Delta and Mid-South is combating the Coronavirus as well as resources to help those impacted by the pandemic.

Arkansas ER Travel Nurse Endures as Pandemic Front-Line Responder

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Donna Foster
Licensed ER travel Registered Nurse Donna Foster wears COVID-19 safety gear, including faceshield and positive air pressurized respirator, at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland in April 2020.

Eureka Springs resident Donna Foster is a licensed emergency room travel registered nurse, fulfilling assignments across the country. Over the past 21 months she's dealt with surges of critically ill patients, from elders, immune compromised and children, showing up at her ERs infected with SARS-CoV-2. She's gone public with her arduous journey, to educate and warn the public to get vaccinated. In Arkansas this winter, nearly 90 percent of COVID-19 hospitalizations involve people who are unvaccinated.

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Jacqueline Froelich is an award-winning senior news reporter for KUAF-91.3 FM in Fayetteville where she is a long-time station-based correspondent for NPR in Washington D.C. She covers energy, business, education, politics, the environment, and culture.
KUAF is an NPR Member Station and a content partner based at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville