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How do we prevent future pandemics? As COVID-19 has continued to rage across the globe, Dr. Peter J. Hotez has been working tirelessly to answer that question - in addition to leading efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine and explain crucial details about the current pandemic to the public. In his new book, Preventing the Next Pandemic: Vaccine Diplomacy in a Time of Anti-science , Dr. Hotez explains the biggest drivers behind the spread of disease across the globe, including climate change, war and conflict, extreme poverty, and widespread science denial. This week, he joins the show to talk about the book and the power of vaccine diplomacy in the 21st century. He discusses the commonalities in fighting both climate denial and vaccine denial and what he hopes for in a post-COVID-19 pandemic world.
Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD, is a professor of pediatrics and molecular virology and microbiology. He is the founding dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, where he is also the co-director of the Texas Children's Center for Vaccine Development.
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