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Monday’s Houston Matters: The Pandemic’s Impact On Public Hospitals, And A New Addition At Memorial Park (Aug. 10, 2020)

On Monday’s Houston Matters: How the pandemic is affecting Houston’s public safety net hospitals, research regarding pets and COVID-19, immigrants sue the Trump administration over their DACA applications, Memorial Park’s Eastern Glades opens, and an update on sports.


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On Monday’s Houston Matters: Over the weekend, Texas surpassed 500,000 COVID-19 cases statewide. But, in Greater Houston, the positivity rate is declining. We get an update on how the pandemic is affecting Houston's public safety net hospitals from Dr. Esmaeil Porsa, president and CEO of Harris Health System.

And a Texas A&M research project identifies COVID-19 positive pets in Brazos county. We learn more from an epidemiologist leading the project.

Also this hour: Houston-area immigrants are suing the Trump administration for not taking their DACA applications.

Plus, we learn about Memorial Park’s new Eastern Glades addition.

And we get an update on the Rockets and Astros.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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