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Do Vaccines Protect Against New COVID Variants? (June 14, 2021)

On Monday’s show: The effect vaccines have on new COVID-19 variants, how recently passed Texas laws seek to chip away at the Constitution’s Establishment Clause, answers to your pet care questions, and an update on Houston sports.


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On Monday’s Houston Matters: While COVID-19 rates are dropping locally, more variants are popping up. Do current vaccines protect against them?

Also this hour: Back in 1947, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that the Establishment Clause in the Constitution's First Amendment was intended to enact a "wall of separation between church and state.” We discuss where are we today and which of recent laws passed in Texas seeks to chip away at that wall.

Then, veterinarian Dr. Lori Teller answers questions about your dogs and cats.

And we get an update on Houston sports from Cody Stoots, co-host of the sports podcast In the Group Chat.

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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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