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No, He Hasn’t Read The Elon Musk Biography – A Conversation with Dr. Peter Hotez

The professor, scientist, and author talks about his latest book, The Deadly Rise of Anti-Science

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You’ve probably seen Dr. Peter Hotez on the news before, being interviewed, sited, or – sometimes – skewered. He’s made a name for himself in the fight against anti-science and was a constant presence as a primetime source during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Hotez is the founding Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine where he is also the Co-director of the Texas Children’s Center for Vaccine Development and Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics. He is also University Professor of Biology at Baylor University. His latest book is “The Deadly Rise of Anti-Science: A Scientists Warning.” Along with a team at Texas Children’s, he helped develop the Corbevax vaccine to fight Covid-19, for which he and his colleagues were nominated for a Nobel Prize.

He joins The Linecast to talk about his run-in with Elon Musk, Joe Rogan, and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.; his work to fight anti-science rhetoric; and what the future holds for us in navigating, what often seems like, a post-truth world.

You can find Dr. Hotez on X.

Cover photo by Michael Stravato

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