COVID-19 Texas

COVID-19 Texas

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TYLER CAFE VACCINE INCENTIVE-  Earlier this month it was announced that April is National Minority Health Month by The Centers for Disease Control. And while health agencies are trying to reach out  to communities of color to promote better healt,  a local businessman in Tyler, Texas is doing his part by getting more people, not just minorities --to get coronavirus vaccines.  Courtney Esteen,  owns  Flavors Daiquiri Café in Tyler, Texas  and he’s trying to help people overcome their skepticism  and reluctance to getting a Coronavirus vaccine.

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NEW UT-TYLER  POLL -  A new poll conducted by the University of Texas at Tyler in partnership with the Dallas Morning News was released this week.  1,271 respondents of the poll were from all over Texas and they gave their views on a variety of questions ranging from the pandemic,  to  national and state political leadership.

Courtesy: Texas Tribune

TEXAS MASKS -  Texas’s mask mandate disappears on Wednesday, but public health experts urge you to keep wearing them. UT Health / School of Public Health Epidemiologist  -  Katelyn Jetelina  says the more contagious  COVID variants  have  been detected in Houston,  and that means  they’re likely spreading throughout Texas.

“And so this is not the time to back off on measures when they're just gaining speed. That's the underlying reason of what the science is telling us and why wearing masks is important.”

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TX HEALTH OFFICIALS ON GOV MASK ORDER- A top Texas health official is defending Governor Greg Abbott's decision to lift the statewide mask mandate but underscores the importance of face coverings to reduce spreading COVID-19. Doctor John  Hellerstedt  heads the Department of State Health Services. He told state lawmakers during a hearing this week that he and Abbott are on the same page.         

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TX GOV REMOVES ALL RESTRICTIONS - Yesterday Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced he was lifting the statewide mask mandate and reopening the Texas economy. All Texas businesses can reopen at 100-percent capacity. Abbott’s announcement came at a Lubbock event for small business and community leaders.

Courtesy: NET Health

  “Second Dose COVID Vaccine Clinics” operated by NET Health will be Tuesday February 9 and Wednesday February 10. Anyone who came to the Harvey Convention Center in Tyler and received their first Moderna vaccine on Saturday January 9th, Friday January 8th, or on any day in December 2020 is invited to return to receive their second Moderna vaccine next week.

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  CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System has been named a COVID-19 Vaccination Hub by the State of Texas to serve Gregg County.

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TEXAS HUNTING - This past weekend marked the opening of the general Whitetail deer hunting season in Texas.  Despite  the  coronavirus  pandemic, Texas Parks and Wildlife officials say fishing and hunting licenses are up more than 10 percent with sales of hunting licenses  up 1%. John Silovsky, Wildlife Division Director at Texas Parks and Wildlife explains

“People couldnt go to baseball games or take the kid to soccer and so people had so much more free time and this past licensing year we’ve set records for licensing sales," Silovsky said.  

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TEXAS EARLY VOTING - The Texas Supreme Court has denied a petition by Texas Republicans to throw out some 127,000 ballots cast through drive-thru voting in the Houston area.  But there are multiple legal challenges ahead for that ruling.    A federal hearing set for this morning with  the same Republicans who will once again argue that drive-thru voting is illegal.  Harris County Assistant Attorney Douglas Ray says he expects Republicans will make the same arguments they’ve made so far.

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