Houston Matters

Special Edition: Dr. Cedric Dark and Dr. Peter Hotez (May 13, 2020)

An ER doctor and an infectious-disease expert answer your questions about COVID-19.

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. 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

In the second half, Ernie is joined by Dr. Peter Hotez, one of the leading experts in infectious diseases and vaccine development. He gives an update on new discoveries around the coronavirus and the status of vaccine trials and treatments. Dr. Hotez is:

  • 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

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

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