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Special Edition: Sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund and Dr. Stacey Rose (April 10, 2020)

A sociologist discusses the celebration of religious holidays during the COVID-19 outbreak, and an infectious diseases expert answers your questions about the virus.


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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 the first segment, host Ernie Manouse is joined by Rice University’s Elaine Howard Ecklund to talk about the effect of the outbreak on this current religious season. Ecklund is:

  • Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences
  • Professor in sociology
  • Director of Rice's Religion and Public Life Program

Then, joining us to address the latest health concerns and listener questions about the virus is Baylor College of Medicine’s Dr. Stacey Rose:

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine in the section of Infectious Diseases
  • Assistant Dean of Clinical Curriculum

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

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