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Q&A with Lisa Gray: What's going on with COVID? with Texas politics? with dinner tonight? The smartest people I can find explain the stuff we all want to know. Every Friday, from the Houston Chronicle. 

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Q&A with Lisa Gray: What's going on with COVID? with Texas politics? with dinner tonight? The smartest people I can find explain the stuff we all want to know. Every Friday, from the Houston Chronicle. 

    Hotez: 100,000 Americans have died because of anti-science disinformation

    Hotez: 100,000 Americans have died because of anti-science disinformation

    This episode is the final installment of "Q&A with Lisa Gray" and Lisa ends the podcast where it began: Talking with bow-tied vaccine researcher Peter Hotez.

    Hotez co-directs the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development and is dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He’s also known for fighting anti-science disinformation on Twitter, cable news networks and elsewhere.

    Lisa is leaving the Chronicle to take a job with a media startup in Houston.

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    • 30 min
    Will this pandemic ever end?

    Will this pandemic ever end?

    According to epidemiologist Catherine Troisi, "It depends on what you mean by “end.” Is the virus going to disappear? Probably not." Lisa and Catherine spoke Wednesday afternoon. Troisi is with the University of Texas School of Public Health.

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    • 25 min
    Ben Neuman: Why the COVID-19 variants are still no match against the vaccines

    Ben Neuman: Why the COVID-19 variants are still no match against the vaccines

    Ben Neuman was one of the world’s top experts on coronaviruses long before most of us had ever heard of them. He’s now chief virologist at Texas A&M’s Global Health Research Complex, and regularly updates us on coronavirus science.

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    • 35 min
    Texas Medical Center CEO: 18% of new COVID infections are kids

    Texas Medical Center CEO: 18% of new COVID infections are kids

    "With nearly 20 percent of new cases being children, now we're going to huddle them together in schools?" says Bill McKeon. "Some may have masks. Some may not. It's a recipe for disaster."

    In Texas, the delta-fueled surge has already surpassed all previous COVID peaks and is still growing fast. What does that mean for Houston? For our hospitals and the people who work in them? And for Texas kids as school reopens?

    This week Lisa talks with Bill McKeon, president and CEO of the Texas Medical Center.

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    • 23 min
    Peter Hotez: The current surge could be 'the warmup act'

    Peter Hotez: The current surge could be 'the warmup act'

    The delta variant is running loose and wreaking havoc. Houston-area ERs and ICUs are full, and hospitals are erecting tents in their parking lots. And all of that is before the Texas school year begins, with unvaccinated children attending in-person classes where masks may not be required.

    Today, Lisa talks with frequent guest Peter Hotez about the trajectory of the current surge, how it it's still not too late to reopen schools safely and how a Texas vaccine could save the world.

    Hotez is one country’s most visible scientists during the pandemic. He co-directs the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development and is dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He’s also known for fighting anti-science disinformation on Twitter, cable news networks and elsewhere.

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    • 33 min
    Houston pediatrician warns parents to take COVID 'very seriously'; plus, the other virus filling hospitals

    Houston pediatrician warns parents to take COVID 'very seriously'; plus, the other virus filling hospitals

    Lisa talks with Houston pediatrician Christina Propst about the recent resurgence of COVID in children, plus a worrisome summertime spike in a sometimes serious respiratory virus called R.S.V. that is taking up precious hospital beds. Propst is a pediatrician at Bluefish Pediatrics in the Greater Heights, as well as a member of the American Association of Pediatrics Council on Children and Disasters, and the Texas Pediatric Society Committee on Infectious Diseases and Immunizations.

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    • 17 min

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