Houston’s Official “Fitness Czar”, Samir Becic, met with one of the leading COVID-19 experts in the world Dr. Peter Hotez, M.D., PhD (who was previously our Man of the Month!) at Texas Tribune’s annual #TribFest. While in Austin, Samir gifted Dr. Hotez a dedicated copy of his health and fitness book, “ReSync Your Life”, to thank the medical voice of reason during the Covid-19 Pandemic for motivating Americans to live healthier and stay safe during the worst pandemic since the 1918 Spanish Influenza!
“It was an honor to meet this incredible public servant who is making a significant positive impact on the American health system. As the official Fitness Czar for the City of Houston, Houston-based Dr. Hotez has always had my support. My magazine, Health Fitness Revolution, was the first entity to suggest Dr. Peter Hotez be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. I was able to discuss public health in America with him, and thank him for his dedication to improving our nation’s health!” Becic said of the event.
Houston, we have one of the best #COVID19 experts in the world Prof. @PeterHotez PhD. Thank you Professor for your never-ending dedication to help our nation overcome the worst pandemic since 1918! Nations top COVID-19 experts look up to you! @SylvesterTurner, we have the best!— Samir Becic (@SamirBecic) January 24, 2021
For the past two years, Dr. Hotez has been on the frontlines fighting COVID-19, including working to produce a low-cost vaccine called Corbevax which has already found its way to 80 million people in India, including 70 million adolescents. Dr. Hotez and the vaccine’s inventors were hoping this patent-free vaccine would help address questions of vaccine equity for countries that can’t afford to make or buy expensive vaccines like the ones sold by Pfizer and Moderna.
Many thanks @andrewdansby @HoustonChron for highlighting the new announcement about IndoVac: a second version of our @TexasChildrens @BCM_TropMed recombinant protein Covid Vaccine just authorized in Indonesia https://t.co/OYUBIORDsr pic.twitter.com/GsuaildX5p— Prof Peter Hotez MD PhD (@PeterHotez) October 1, 2022
And it appears the strategy is working! As of 5 days ago, Indonesia has approved IndoVac, as the new version of Hotez’ Corbevax is called. It is important for Muslim-majority countries because it is the first halal vaccine, Hotez said. The vaccine was approved for emergency authorization use in Indonesia as a primary vaccine for adults.
As the father of an adult daughter with autism, Dr. @PeterHotez’s personal life gives him a special platform as a champion against the movement to falsely link vaccines with autism and led to the title of his book, Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel’s Autism.https://t.co/kMH3n8KfBH— Samir Becic (@SamirBecic) February 14, 2022
Dr. Peter Hotez is an American scientist, pediatrician, and advocate in the fields of global health, vaccinology, and neglected tropical disease control. Throughout 2020, 2021, and into 2022, he has relentlessly used his social media platforms (and become a regular on our news channels) to help combat misinformation about the outbreak of COVID-19.
Samir Becic is a world-renowned health and fitness expert who has made it his life’s mission to help others realize their potential and achieve success through a healthy lifestyle. He is the founder of Health Fitness Revolution, 4 x #1 Fitness Trainer in America, and Houston’s Official “Fitness Czar” as proclaimed by Mayor Sylvester Turner. He is an advocate for many causes including fitness and has made it his goal to empower people to get more active and educate themselves about health. His work in recent years has been expansive, impactful, and inspiring.
Congrats, truly remarkable and well-deserved! Dr. @PeterHotez has been awarded the @AmerMedicalAssn‘s 2022 Scientific Achievement Award.— Samir Becic (@SamirBecic) February 9, 2022
He was awarded for his efforts in vaccine development and combating vaccine hesitancy and misinformation. @NobelPrize https://t.co/LR94eDzVYn
Samir’s book offers a simple plan that anyone can follow to make lasting changes in their lives. It provides clear instructions on how to change your diet, exercise routine, and mindset so that you can truly transform yourself into a healthy person who will live longer, healthier, and fitter!