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Special Edition: Dr. Hana El Sahly and Dr. Stacey Rose (May 1, 2020)

Experts in infectious diseases answer your questions about COVID-19, with a focus on remdesivir in this episode.


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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 talks with Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Hana El Sahly about remdesivir, in light of today's FDA emergency-use authorization of the drug to treat severe COVID-19 patients. Dr. El Sahly is:

  • Associate Professor of Molecular Virology & Microbiology and Medicine
  • Principal Investigator for the Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit
  • 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

Also joining us to answer listener questions 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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