5 things for Houstonians to know for Friday, July 31

Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen's mother Gloria Guillen, left, speaks as she meets with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House on Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen's mother Gloria Guillen, left, speaks as she meets with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House on Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

Here are things you need to know for Friday, July 31:

1. FULL INTERVIEW: Houston-area doctor in viral video touting hydroxychloroquine as virus cure doubles down on claims

The Houston-area doctor featured in a controversial, viral video claiming an anti-malarial drug is a cure for COVID-19 shared her side of the story with KPRC 2.

Dr. Stella Immanuel touted hydroxychloroquine as the cure for coronavirus in a press conference in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. The video of her press conference was shared by President Donald Trump and one of his sons before Twitter and Facebook took it down for violating their misinformation policy.

She spoke to KPRC 2′s Joel Eisenbaum Thursday. Here’s what she said.

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2. Houston Health launches multilingual campaign to help stop spread of COVID-19

Better Together is a new multilingual campaign by the Houston Health Department to protect Houston families from COVID-19. According to Houston Health, the data-driven public health campaign will provide information to high-risk populations and neighborhoods with high positivity rates.