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How the news covers COVID-19 (Jan. 24, 2022)

On Monday’s show: Identifying new coronavirus variants and drug-resistant bacteria, how news organizations cover COVID-19, and an Alzheimer’s expert answers your questions.



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On Monday’s Houston Matters: How concerned should we be about new COVID variants? Dr. Wesley Long from Houston Methodist joins us to talk about identifying new variants and drug-resistant bacteria.

Then we chat with News 88.7's Caroline Love about testing and vaccinating the homeless population.

Also this hour: We discuss how news organizations cover COVID-19, speficially reporting on case numbers and how that can sometimes be confusing.

Then, a local expert on Alzheimer’s Disease answers your questions.

And we get an update on Houston sports from Jeff Balke.

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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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