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When Will Vaccines Receive FDA Approval? And Other COVID Questions Answered

Today, we get an update on COVID – from vaccines to the global situation to what summer in the US might look like.

Robert Luckey, a 39-year-old registered nurse in the Memorial Hermann COVID-19 ICU, received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Dec. 15, 2020.


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The country is opening up.

Mask guidelines have been updated.

And vaccinations are taking place.

It may seem like things are getting better, but at the same time we can't become blind to the dangers that COVID still poses – and the work that still needs to be done to keep everyone healthy.

Houston Public Media broke the story today that a Houston ICE detention center will now vaccinate some of its detainees, according to the Houston Health Department.

Meanwhile, India is experiencing a tragic second wave – which has seen more than 300,000 new cases a day for nearly two weeks straight.

Today, it's a COVID update and check-in with one of our top local medical experts – from questions about FDA approval to vaccine hesitancy, the global situation and more.

Guest is:

Dr. James McDeavitt:

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Catherine Lu

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While growing up in Chicago and Houston, Catherine’s love for art, music and creative writing was influenced by her teachers and parents. She was once concertmaster of the Clear Lake High School Orchestra and a four-time violinist of the Texas All-State Symphony. A graduate of the University of Chicago, Catherine...

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