COVID expert returns to Big Ideas TXST, discusses progression of pandemic, looming third spike

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Rodney Rohde, a professor in the College of Health Professions and chair of the Clinical Laboratory Science Program at Texas State University, returns to the Big Ideas TXST virtual studio to discuss the looming third spike of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rohde’s interview may be heard on episode 10 of the podcast, available now.

In early March, Rohde appeared on Big Ideas TXST episodes 3 and 4 to discuss the emerging novel coronavirus and the health threat it posed. Now, more than eight months later, Rohde revisits the subject to discuss how much the world medical community didn’t know back then, how much more is known about the virus now, the staggering death toll in the U.S. and the prospects of navigating the looming third spike of the virus this winter. 

            Big Ideas TXST is a monthly podcast from Texas State’s Division of University Advancement that goes inside the fascinating minds forging innovation, research and creativity at the university. Hosted by Daniel Seed, a lecturer in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, each episode features thoughtful interviews and discussion with the thought leaders developing innovative ideas to make the world a better place.

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