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Special Edition: Dr. Cedric Dark and Dr. Umair Shah (April 15, 2020)

An ER doctor and Harris County’s top public health official 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 the first segment, host Ernie Manouse is joined by Dr. Cedric Dark with Baylor College of Medicine to talk about the challenges facing emergency rooms, as well as the coronavirus’ effect on minority communities. He also answers listeners' questions about COVID-19. Dr. Dark is:

  • Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Emergency medicine physician, Ben Taub Hospital

Then, joining us to address the state of Harris County’s COVID-19 situation and answer listeners' questions is Dr. Umair Shah:

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


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Troy Schulze

Troy Schulze

Producer, Houston Matters

Troy Schulze is a producer for Houston Matters. He also produces the podcast Party Politics and the digital video series Skyline Sessions. Schulze has been working as a writer and producer in digital media for over 20 years. He has received three Emmy nominations for his work on the TV...

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