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Special Edition: Dr. Hana El Sahly and Dr. Peter Hotez (April 8, 2020)

A doctor directly involved in a new treatment trail and a global pandemic expert answer your questions about COVID-19.


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Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about coronavirus as a public service to our listeners.

In this edition, host Ernie Manouse is joined for the first half by Dr. Hana El Sahly:

  • Associate Professor of Molecular Virology & Microbiology and Medicine – Baylor College of Medicine
  • Principal Investigator for the Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit – Baylor College of Medicine
  • BCM Principal Investigator for ACTT: a treatment trial of the anti-viral drug remdesivir vs placebo at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center and Ben Taub Hospital

In the second half, the guest is Dr. Peter Hotez:

  • Dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine – Baylor College of Medicine
  • Endowed Chair in Tropical Pediatrics – Texas Children's Hospital
  • Fellow in Disease and Poverty – James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University

The doctors share their expertise on the latest findings surrounding the coronavirus and answer listeners' questions.

Houston area coronavirus hotlines:
Houston – 832.393.4220
Harris County – 832.927.7575

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