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Baylor College of Medicine

Coronavirus Messages from the President

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We continue to carry out our education, research and clinical care missions, while ensuring the health and safety of patients, learners, faculty and staff. Hear from Dr. Paul Klotman, Baylor president, CEO and executive dean.

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COVID-19 Message - Week 26 - Sept. 18, 2020
Dr. Paul Klotman talks about an interesting study on COVID-19 cases on a tourist airline trip, as well as the numbers this week for the Houston area. 

COVID-19 Message - Week 25 - Sept. 11, 2020
Dr. Paul Klotman discusses universities that are reopening and their plans for detecting and combating outbreaks.

COVID-19 Message - Week 24 - Sept. 4, 2020
Dr. Paul Klotman talks about encouraging results on an effective treatment for COVID-19 and what we can do better for any future pandemics.

COVID-19 Message - Week 23 - Aug. 28, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman answers your questions about protecting yourself from COVID-19, including information on unsafe activities and vulnerable groups.

COVID-19 Message - Week 22 - Aug. 21, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman answers your questions about protecting yourself from COVID-19, including information on unsafe activities and vulnerable groups.

COVID-19 Message - Week 21 - Aug. 14, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman discusses the latest COVID-19 numbers, talks more about schools reopening and then interviews Dr. Nancy Moreno, chair of the new Department of Education, Innovation and Technology at Baylor.

COVID-19 Message - Week 20 - Aug. 7, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman discusses the latest COVID numbers and interesting data found in the percentage increases in positive cases since April.

COVID-19 Message - Week 19 - July 31, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman presents the the Klotman Plan for schools to open and businesses to expand to more normal operations.

COVID-19 Message - Week 18 - July 24, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman gives an update on Texas Medical Center stats and other COVID-19 news.

COVID-19 Message - Week 17 - July 17, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman discusses the parallels between the Spanish Flu of 1918 and COVID-19.

COVID-19 Message - Week 16 - July 10, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman answers your questions about COVID-19.

COVID-19 Message - Week 15 - July 2, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman discusses community COVID stats, ICU beds and the upcoming holiday weekend.

COVID-19 Message - Week 14 - June 26, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman discusses the increase in COVID-19 cases in Texas, ICU capacity in the Texas Medical Center, and how the Baylor community can help bend the curve by wearing masks and practicing social distancing.

COVID-19 Message - Week 13 - June 19, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman discusses the uptick of COVID-19 cases in Texas, as well as how the College continues to keep our community safe.

COVID-19 Message - Week 12 - June 12, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman discusses the need for the College to lead by example in efforts against the coronavirus. He also discusses systemic racism and the funeral of George Floyd.

COVID-19 Message - Week 11 - June 5, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman talks about Baylor's response to the senseless death of George Floyd. He calls on us to reflect on what we can do individually and as a community to impact change locally and nationally.

COVID-19 Message - Week 10 - May 29, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman focuses on Baylor's affiliated hospitals and students - in particular, those that took the Physician's Pledge during virtual commencement this year.

COVID-19 Message - Week 9 - May 22, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman gives updates on testing and hospital visits due to COVID-19 in Houston as well as Baylor's plans to reopen.

COVID-19 Message - Week 8 - May 15, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman gives updates on testing and hospital visits due to COVID-19 in Houston as well as Baylor's plans to reopen.

COVID-19 Message - Week 7 - May 8, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman discusses the move toward a phased reopening, including what Baylor is doing to be safe, how the College is helping the business community and the importance of personal leadership in wearing masks and practicing social distancing.

COVID-19 Message - Week 6 - May 1, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman provides an update on the status of Baylor's COVID-19 recovery and planning toward a phased recovery, as well as some research news.

COVID-19 Message - Week 5 - April 23, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman speaks about the next steps Baylor is taking in the struggle against the coronavirus.

COVID-19 Message - Week 4 - April 17, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman speaks about the Incident Command Center and how the group works to manage Baylor's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 Message - Week 3 - April 10, 2020
Dr. Paul Klotman speaks to the Baylor community about how Houston is weathering the coronavirus and gives thanks for everyone’s hard work.

COVID-19 Message - Week 2 - April 3, 2020
Dr. Paul Klotman speaks to the Baylor community about staying the course during the College’s response to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Message - Week 1 - March 27, 2020
Dr. Paul Klotman shares a message of solidarity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On slowing the coronavirus outbreak - March 16. 2020
Dr. Paul Klotman has a message for the Baylor community about modeling good behavior in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak.

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