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Special Edition: Impact Of COVID-19 On The Hispanic Community (July 22, 2020)

We look at how Covid has affected the Hispanic population in the areas of health and economy. Plus, an update on the surge of Covid cases in Hidalgo County.



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Our special edition of Houston Matters weekdays at 3 p.m. addresses your questions and concerns about important issues affecting the community.

First, host Ernie Manouse is joined by Eddie Olivarez, Chief Administrative Officer for Hidalgo County Health & Human Services. Olivarez describes the current situation in Hidalgo County in South Texas, where Covid cases have surged and hospitals are over capacity. Hidalgo County’s population is 95% Hispanic.

Then, Ernie is joined by Dr. Laura Murillo, president and CEO of the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; and Dr. Rojelio Mejia, Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases and Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. They participate in a deeper discussion about the effects of Covid on Hispanic communities.


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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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