As the coronavirus outbreak picks up speed in Houston, fellow Peter Hotez says state and local leaders must intervene. "We have to learn our lesson. We have to redo everything that we did. As frustrating as it is, we have to go back to containment mode," he told the Houston Chronicle.
In a separate interview with MSNBC's Rachel Maddow, Hotez said the lack of a federal plan makes the response more difficult. The impact of the pandemic on low-income neighborhoods is a "humanitarian catastrophe," he said. Watch the interview here.