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Town Square: Global Covid Deaths Eclipse One-Million Mark (Sept. 29, 2020)

Experts discuss the pandemic both globally and locally.

FILE – In this Sept. 23, 2020, file photo, workers from “Hevra Kadisha,” Israel’s official Jewish burial society, prepare a body before a funeral procession at a special morgue for COVID-19 victims in the central Israeli city of Holon, near Tel Aviv. The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed 1 million, nine months into a crisis that has devastated the global economy, tested world leaders’ resolve, pitted science against politics and forced multitudes to change the way they live, learn and work. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)

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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 how the current Covid vaccines in phase-three trials are designed to merely lessen the severity of Covid symptoms, not prevent infection or spread. Dr. Haseltine also reacts to the global milestone in coronavirus deaths–more than one million people worldwide have died in the pandemic.

Then, Ernie is joined by Dr. Richina Bicette, Associate Medical Director of Emergency Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. They discuss the current trends in infections and hospitalizations in the Houston area. Dr. Bicette also answers questions from listeners.

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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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