Peter Hotez giving lectures at several Texas colleges about global health vaccines, his new book

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Dr. Peter Hotez talks about the COVID – 19 threat Houston Transtar Thursday, July 22, 2021, in Houston.Steve Gonzales, Houston Chronicle / Staff photographer

With the more transmissible “Kraken” COVID-19 subvariant XBB1.5 possibly on the horizon, Dr. Peter Hotez is traveling to various Texas institutions to speak about global vaccine health and his new book.

Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and co-director of the Center for Vaccine Development at Texas Children’s Hospital, will give lectures in Waco at Baylor, in College Station at Texas A&M University, in San Antonio at the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology and in Austin at the University of Texas

The title of the lecture is “Global Vaccinations and ‘The Anti-Poverty Vaccines’: Science vs. Anti-Science.”

He will also be promoting his new book with Johns Hopkins University Press, “The Deadly Rise of Antiscience: A Scientist’s Warning.”

“My new book is called ‘The Deadly Rise of Anti-Science.’ It makes the point, for instance, that in Texas of the 92,000 deaths from COVID-19, half of those were people who refused a COVID vaccine during the deadly delta wave and early omicron,” Hotez said in an interview with The Chronicle in January. “They were victims. They were victims of anti-vaccine activists that included elected leaders. And it played out every night on Fox News.”

Hotez has championed access to vaccines globally and in the U.S., and as co-director of the Texas Children’s CVD, he leads a team and product development partnership for developing new vaccines for hookworm infection, schistosomiasis, leishmaniasis, Chagas disease, and SARS/MERS/SARS-2 coronaviruses.

He has also authored more than 600 original papers and is the author of five solo books.


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