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Town Square: Vaccines and the Global Covid Map (Sept. 14, 2020)

Infectious-disease experts discuss the latest information about Covid vaccines.


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Town Square with Ernie Manouse is a gathering space for the community to come together and discuss the day's most important and pressing issues.

In the first segment, Ernie is joined by Dr. William Haseltine, a renowned scientist, biotech entrepreneur, chair and president of ACCESS Health International (a global think tank), chair of the US/China Health Summit, and a former professor at Harvard Medical School. They discuss the realistic expectations for an effective Covid vaccine, how the U.S. can put Covid in the rear-view mirror (even without a vaccine), and what to expect on a global scale as we enter flu season.

Then, Ernie is joined by Dr. Jill Weatherhead, Asst. Professor of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease at Baylor College of Medicine, to further discuss vaccine trials and the importance of getting a flu shot. Dr. Weatherhead also fields questions from listeners.

And finally, News 88.7 reporter Matt Harab reports on Houston's current Covid situation and a recent incident in which a nurse delivered a baby in a Clear Lake hospital’s driveway.

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Troy Schulze is a producer for Houston Matters. He also produces the podcast Party Politics and the digital video series Skyline Sessions. Schulze has been working as a writer and producer in digital media for over 20 years. He has received three Emmy nominations for his work on the TV...

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