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When Will Houston Reach Herd Immunity? (March 12, 2021)

On Friday’s show: An estimate on when we’ll achieve herd immunity in Houston, remembering those lost a year into the pandemic, The Good, Bad, and Ugly of the week’s news, and Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October.

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On Friday’s Houston Matters: When will we reach herd immunity in Greater Houston, across the country, and around the world? Dr. Paul Klotman, president and CEO of Baylor College of Medicine weighs in.

Also this hour: We conclude our weeklong reflection on the 12 months since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Greater Houston by remembering some of those we’ve lost to the virus. And a Clear Lake couple talks about the website they created to memorialize COVID-19 victims across the nation.

Then we discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.

And Justin Furstenfeld, the lead singer of the band Blue October, which began in Houston, talks about his music and returning to the stage. He kicks off an outdoor, socially-distanced, CDC compliant solo tour of Texas with two shows tonight and Saturday at White Oak Music Hall.

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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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