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Thursday’s Show: Coronavirus Vaccine Developed In Houston, And Diversity At The Rodeo (March 5, 2020)

On Thursday’s Houston Matters: What local physicians are seeing regarding coronavirus fears, a Houston company claims to have developed a vaccine for COVID-19, and the diverse lineup of performers at this year’s rodeo.



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On Thursday’s Houston Matters: Fort Bend health officials said they have confirmed the county's "first presumptive case" of the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. In light of that news, we learn what local physicians are seeing regarding fears over the illness.

And with news that a Houston-based company claims to have developed a vaccine for COVID-19, we learn more about the process of developing and implementing it.

Also this hour: Harris County Clerk Diane Trautman discusses the long lines at polling places on Super Tuesday.

Then, the director of Breakthrough Houston explains how the program helps shepherd the next generation of high-achieving but under-resourced students through high school and college.

And we discuss this year's diverse lineup of rodeo performers and the changing nature of the featured acts over the years.


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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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