Baylor College of Medicine

Coronavirus Messages from the President

Master
Content

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.

Video Messages

COVID-19 Message - Week 70 - July 23, 2021
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman discusses the delta variant-fueled fourth wave of COVID-19 and talks about vaccine hesitancy.

COVID-19 Message - Week 69 - July 16, 2021
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman reviews the stats worldwide and in the U.S. and discusses the new Delta Plus variant.

COVID-19 Message - Week 68 - July 9, 2021
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman reviews the stats worldwide and in the U.S. and discusses the new Delta Plus variant.

COVID-19 Message - Week 67 - July 2, 2021
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman takes on several questions that viewers have submitted and wishes everyone a happy Fourth of July.

COVID-19 Message - Week 66 - June 25, 2021
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman offers information on the Delta variant and how it is reporting in various countries.

COVID-19 Message - Week 65 - June 18, 2021
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman discusses how New York City handled COVID-19. Plus, he provides an update on the Delta variant and the status of cases in Japan.

COVID-19 Message - Week 64 - June 11, 2021
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman discusses the state of the coronavirus in America and puts a special focus on the new Organoid Core Lab of Dr. Mary Estes and Dr. Sarah Blutt.

COVID-19 Message - Week 63 - June 4, 2021
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman discusses COVID-19 variants, concerns about the Olympics, and questions around immunity.

COVID-19 Message - Week 62 - May 28, 2021
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman addresses your questions about COVID-19 guidelines, vaccines and what we might expect in the months ahead.

COVID-19 Message - Week 61 - May 21, 2021
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman talks about the new CDC guidance on masking and physical distancing for those who are fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 Message - Week 60 - May 14, 2021
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman discusses the impact vaccinating kids will have on reaching herd immunity as well as a hopeful timeline for getting approval for COVID vaccines for use in kids under 12.  

COVID-19 Message - Week 59 - May 7, 2021
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman discusses the COVID-19 situation in India and expresses concern with vaccine interest in the United States.

COVID-19 Message - Week 58 - April 30, 2021
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman updates the COVID numbers, globally and nationally and does a deep dive on the role of bats in spreading viruses to humans.

COVID-19 Message - Week 57 - April 23, 2021
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman reviews all the stats, from global to local, as well as provides other updates.

COVID-19 Message - Week 56 - April 16, 2021
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman answers your questions from the past several weeks - starting with what the J&J vaccine pause means. 

COVID-19 Message - Week 55 - April 9, 2021
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman reviews the latest numbers, spends some time on the current state of the variants and vaccines and gives recommendations on what you can do and what you should not do after you are fully vaccinated.

COVID-19 Message - Week 54 - April 2, 2021
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman discusses local, state, national and international COVID-19 numbers and comments on the former CDC director’s interview in which he said the virus is so superbly designed – it has to be made by man.

COVID-19 Message - Week 53 - March 26, 2021
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman discusses vaccinations and variants.

COVID-19 Message - Week 52 - March 19, 2021
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman goes through the latest numbers, talks about variants and vaccinations and wishes our students a happy Match Day.

COVID-19 Message - Week 51 - March 12, 2021
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman goes through the global, national, state and local numbers on COVID.

COVID-19 Message - Week 50 - March 5, 2021
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman goes over the J & J data and the vaccine’s advantages, as well as the state’s decision to remove a mask mandate and relax business restrictions.

COVID-19 Message - Week 49 - Feb. 26, 2021
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman shares the latest data from the Texas Medical Center and the greater Houston area, and goes into detail about vaccines and COVID-19 variants.

COVID-19 Message - Week 47 - Feb. 12, 2021
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman shares the latest data from the Texas Medical Center and the greater Houston area, and goes into detail about vaccines and COVID-19 variants.

COVID-19 Message - Week 46 - Feb. 5, 2021
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman discusses some of the virus variants that have emerged as well as some possible new therapies that are being studied.

COVID-19 Message - Week 45 - Jan. 29, 2021
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman discusses some of the virus variants that have emerged as well as some possible new therapies that are being studied.

COVID-19 Message - Week 44 - Jan. 22, 2021
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman reviews the results of the Moderna vaccine trial related to efficacy, provides an update on wastewater treatment data and answers the question: should vaccinated people still wear a mask?

COVID-19 Message - Week 43 - Jan. 15, 2021
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman goes through the latest numbers and talk about the virus variants that are emerging.  

COVID-19 Message - Week 42 - Jan. 8, 2021
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman reviews the 2020 COVID-19 experience, from the first case reported in China to the vaccine rollout last month. 

COVID-19 Message - Week 41 - Dec. 30, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman answers a number of questions he received over the last several weeks related to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

COVID-19 Message - Week 40 - Dec. 23, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman guides us through the COVID-19 vaccines still in the works and wishes the community a happy and safe holiday.

COVID-19 Message - Week 39 - Dec. 18, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman discusses, and receives, the coronavirus vaccine, looks at virus prevalence in Houston and talks about the newest COVID tests.

COVID-19 Message - Week 38 - Dec. 11, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman discusses the coronavirus vaccine and explains how mRNA vaccines work. He also urges continued mask wearing and caution against COVID-19.

COVID-19 Message - Week 37 - Dec. 4, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman discusses the current coronavirus surge, which began prior to Thanksgiving, and uses an early super spreader event as an example of how COVID-19 moves throughout communities.

COVID-19 Message - Week 36 - Nov. 25, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman discusses news out of the CDC, initial results of the Pfizer vaccine trial and gives a special message for Veterans Day.

COVID-19 Message - Week 35 - Nov. 20, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman discusses news out of the CDC, initial results of the Pfizer vaccine trial and gives a special message for Veterans Day.

COVID-19 Message - Week 34 - Nov. 13, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman discusses news out of the CDC, initial results of the Pfizer vaccine trial and gives a special message for Veterans Day.

COVID-19 Message - Week 33 - Nov. 6, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman discusses what it would take for us to be able to stop wearing masks and reviews the latest COVID numbers.

COVID-19 Message - Week 32 - Oct. 30, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman discusses the latest COVID-19 numbers in Houston, herd immunity, and a special appearance from "Dr. Lily."

COVID-19 Message - Week 31 - Oct. 23, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman discusses news on effective treatment, breaks down the numbers both locally and nationally and introduces a performance from Docapella.

COVID-19 Message - Week 30 - Oct. 16, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman discusses the latest COVID-19 numbers in Harris County and gives updates on several ongoing clinical trials.

COVID-19 Message - Week 29 - Oct. 9, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman discusses the numbers in the Texas Medical Center, the lack of contact tracing for some events in Washington, D.C. and new CDC info on how coronavirus spreads through the air.

COVID-19 Message - Week 28 - Oct. 2, 2020
Baylor College of Medicine's Dr. Paul Klotman discusses Houston's latest COVID-19 numbers and viral mutation.

COVID-19 Message - Week 27 - Sept. 25, 2020
Dr. Paul Klotman discusses the latest COVID-19 numbers in the Texas Medical Center, the need for efficient testing, and vaccines currently under development.

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.

Email Messages