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Prof Peter Hotez MD PhD+ Your Authors @PeterHotez Vaccine Scientist-Pediatrician-Author, Prof Dean @BCM_TropMed @TexasChildrens, Univ Prof @Baylor, Hagler Inst Advanced Study @TAMU, Founding Editor @PLOSNTDs Jun. 25, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Thread 1/4: More numbers tonight
#Houston Harris County. I have no supporting data, but I believe that much of this from low-income neighborhoods where social distancing difficult, public health messaging inadequate. My premise #COVID19 is a health disparity/neglected disease

Thread 2/4: Texas

Thread 3/4: Predictive model @PolicyLabCHOP

Thread 4/4: On @BBCWorld @bbcworldservice I used the term "humanitarian catastrophe". I don't have all the information but I believe mostly poverty-linked, health disparities, people without access to public health information or adequate healthcare access, co-morbidities


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