Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Peter Hotez, appearing here on MSNBC, will lead the discussion on COVID-19 at the Center for Pursuit luncheon in September. (Twitter photo)
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. James McDeavitt will join Dr. Peter Hotez in discussing COVID-19 at the Center for Pursuit luncheon in September. (Twitter photo)
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Peter Hotez (Courtesy photo)
Dr. Peter Hotez discussing COVID-19 on CNN (Twitter photo)
Beyond Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx, the next most recognizable face on the COVID-19 intelligence scene is Baylor College of Medicine’s Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine. He’s the cheerful guy in the bow ties and Harry Potter glasses who’s called upon by national networks and cable news to share his expertise on the coronavirus pandemic.
On September 3, Hotez will share his knowledge with supporters of the Center for Pursuit during a benefit luncheon at a private country club. Joining him in the presentation will be Dr. James McDeavitt, who is dean of clinical affairs at Baylor College of Medicine and heads Baylor’s Incident Command Center, which is responding to the coronavirus.
This is a rare opportunity to hear these two experts discuss the pandemic, particularly in person in September, when scientists and physicians are forecasting another uptick in the virus.
Organizers report that all health and safety precautions will be taken in setting up the luncheon. Current plans include offering attendees the option of sitting at tables of eight or six rather than the standard 10. There will be contactless check-in. No pre-function and no VIP reception. Lunches will be individually packaged. Hand sanitizer will be placed throughout the country club and on each table. The country club is working on a self-parking plan for those who prefer not to use valet.
For those uncomfortable in assembling in a large group, virtual tickets will be available as well.
This is the planning as of now (June), when Save the Date emails were sent out. The luncheon was originally scheduled for early May but was postponed due to the stay-at-home mandates. For luncheon details, email email@example.com.