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Hotez on reopening Houston's economy

Citing modeling showing Houston looks good until mid-August “when the bottom will fall out,” health policy fellow Peter Hotez says the region needs a comprehensive strategy including accurate epidemiological models tailored specifically for Houston; workplace coronavirus testing; at least 10 times the 2,000 contact tracers Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wants; app-based surveillance systems that pick up user’s fever and other respiratory symptoms; and daily communication updates like New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo provides. Houston Chronicle: