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The Hobby Center Enacts New COVID Safety Protocols And How History May Be On Vaccine Mandate’s Side

The director of biosafety for research-related infectious pathogens at UTMB Health in Galveston recounts how George Washington led the first mass military inoculation in history against smallpox.

Courtesy of The Hobby Center For The Performing Arts


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There are vaccine and mask mandates all around us put in place to keep us safe.

But there are still challenges... Not everyone is getting vaccinated.

Some are facing penalties and attempts at religious exemptions. Others are not being paid until they comply or losing their jobs.

On the other hand, industries are working to build back consumer confidence.

The Hobby Center is laying down safety measures so you can enjoy a relaxed & safe night out which includes PCR test from a third party lab must be taken within 72 hours prior to attending the event for those who are unvaccinated and proof of vaccination for those who are.

The stakes are high for those who dismiss the new protocols attempting to check out the latest performance.

Besides the higher risk of infection, any ticket holder who does not comply with any pandemic-related health protocol may be required to leave the theater without a refund.

Still many feel this is all too extreme –So how do we return to normal while COVID-19 is still killing close to 2,000 Americans each day?

Our COVID expert joins us to discuss these new measures, how George Washington plays a role in vaccine mandates, and more.

Kirk Goodman

Dr. Susan McLellan

  • Medical Director of the Biocontainment Treatment Unit and the Director of Biosafety for Research-related Infectious Pathogens at UTMB Health in Galveston

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