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The Relentless School Nurse: Catch the Next PBS NewsHour Extra with Dr. Peter Hotez!

PBS NewsHour Extra has been knocking it out of the park with incredible guests! This week, educator and host Sari Beth Rosenberg welcomes Dr. Peter Hotez MD, Ph.D. to her show. This must-see, must-participate event is Wednesday evening, March 3rd at 8:00 pm ET. 

Dr. Hotez is a leading scientist in the quest to educate the public about COVID. He is a virologist, trained pediatrician, professor at Baylor Medical School in Houston, TX. A snippet of his extensive bio is at the end of the post. Dr. Hotez has been a voice of reason, translating the COVID research for the masses through his many television, print media, podcasts, and journal publications. He was the canary in the coal mine warning the nation when few were listening, especially the former administration that we were facing a national emergency.

Dr. Hotez speaks truth to power, every single day. How fortunate that he is making himself available to answer educators, school staff, and school nurses’ questions this week on PBS NewsHour Extra! 


Bio: Dr. Peter Hotez is an American scientist, pediatrician, and advocate in the fields of global healthvaccinology, and neglected tropical disease control. He serves as founding dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine, Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine, where he is also Director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development and Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair in Tropical Pediatrics, and University Professor of Biology at Baylor University.[1][2] Hotez served previously as President of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and is a founding Editor-in-Chief of PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. He is also the co-director of Parasites Without Borders, a global nonprofit organization with a focus on those suffering from parasitic diseases in subtropical environments. – retrieved from

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