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Special Edition: Dr. James Pomerantz, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, and Dr. Charlene Flash (April 29, 2020)

Experts in psychology and infectious disease answer your questions about COVID-19. Also, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo gives an update on the re-opening of the county’s economy.

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. James Pomerantz, Professor of Psychological Sciences at Rice University. They talk about the psychological effects of the pandemic on the general population, as well as the healthcare workforce.

Then, Ernie is joined by Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo for an update on the county’s response to Governor Abbott’s plan for re-opening Texas’ economy.

In the second half, Ernie is joined by Dr. Charlene Flash, Assistant Professor of Medicine-Infectious Disease at Baylor College of Medicine. They discuss the latest in treatments and scientific findings. Dr. Flash also answers questions from listeners.

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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