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How omicron is affecting kids (Jan. 4, 2022)

On Tuesday’s show: A local pediatrician discusses the latest news about COVID-19 and how it’s affecting kids.


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On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: With kids returning to school after the holiday break and news that the Food and Drug Administration has authorized the use of a Pfizer-BioNTech booster in those ages 12-15, a local pediatrician discusses how the omicron variant is affecting kids.

Also this hour: Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia answers your questions.

Then, we discuss how to know when you’re burned out at your job and what to do about it with Dr. Aneika Simmons of Sam Houston State University.

And we learn about The Infinite, an immersive virtual reality simulation of what it’s like to be aboard the International Space Station.

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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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