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Understanding the COVID lab-leak theory

"We don’t need an intelligence report, we need an outbreak investigation — and that’s a very different skill set, and a very different approach," health policy fellow Peter Hotez told Rolling Stone of efforts to determine the origin of COVID-19. | June 2, 2021, 7:39 a.m.

The cost of COVID-19 lockdowns

WATCH: Health economics fellow Vivian Ho talked about her report on the cost and impact of COVID-19 lockdowns with C-SPAN's Washington Journal. | May 5, 2021, 8:42 a.m.

What's the latest on COVID-19 science?

Is the end of the pandemic near? How are COVID-19 cases looking in Houston and what's the latest on vaccine efficacy? Health economics fellow Vivian Ho explains on Houston Public Media. | April 26, 2021, 3:55 p.m.

HC residents of color vaccinated at much lower rates

Although African-American and Latino communities have been hit hardest by COVID-19 in Texas, they are being vaccinated at a much slower pace — in part because of the decision to administer doses through hospital systems, said health economics fellow Vivian Ho. "If you’re insured, which means you’re more likely to be white, then it was easy for them to sign you up. But once you’re done with that, you have got to pivot." Read more at the Houston Chronicle (subscription required), here and here. | April 13, 2021, 2:48 p.m.