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Texas Officials Call For Changes In Initial COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

Texas Officials Call For Changes In Initial COVID-19 Vaccination Plan

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Several officials in Austin pushed back on Texas' initial COVID-19 vaccination plan, which would've put just nine of the city's 65 vaccination sites on the lower-income and more diverse east side. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Many communities of color have been disproportionately gutted by COVID-19. People are dying at up to three times the rate of…
Oracle joins Silicon Valley’s Texas exodus

Oracle joins Silicon Valley’s Texas exodus

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Enlarge / Oracle's previous headquarters in Redwood City, California. Oracle is moving its global headquarters from Silicon Valley to Austin, Texas, the company announced in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. "Oracle is implementing a more flexible employee work location policy and has changed its Corporate Headquarters from Redwood City, California, to Austin,…
Texas Health Care Workers On The State’s COVID-19 Spike

Texas Health Care Workers On The State’s COVID-19 Spike

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Amid a nationwide surge of COVID-19 cases, we hear from the state of Texas. NPR's Noel King talks to Lizette Torres, a registered nurse in El Paso, Texas.
Texas Surpasses 1 Million Coronavirus Cases, According To Johns Hopkins University

Texas Surpasses 1 Million Coronavirus Cases, According To Johns Hopkins University

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Health care workers at the Covid-19 Unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston on July 2. Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images Health care workers at the Covid-19 Unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston on July 2. Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images If Texas…
Texas Projected To Have Highest Number Of Coronavirus Cases Of Any U.S. States

Texas Projected To Have Highest Number Of Coronavirus Cases Of Any...

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Texas is set to cross a bleak milestone: 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases. Texas has the most cases in the U.S. and is struggling with a surge of infections in rural and urban areas. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: To Texas now, the first state in the U.S. to reach 1 million reported cases of COVID-19. And…
California And Texas Health Officials: Mistrust A Major Hurdle For Contact Tracers

California And Texas Health Officials: Mistrust A Major Hurdle For Contact...

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Contact tracer Kandice Childress (right) works at a Harris County Public Health contact tracing facility in June in Houston. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption toggle caption David J. Phillip/AP Contact tracer Kandice Childress (right) works at a Harris County Public Health contact tracing facility in June in Houston. David J. Phillip/AP Contact tracing has been…
California And Texas Health Officials On Challenges They Face In Contact Tracing

California And Texas Health Officials On Challenges They Face In Contact...

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NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with public health officials in California and Texas about the challenges their contact tracers have faced, as they try to control coronavirus spread in their communities.
Texas Faces Dilemma: How To Accommodate COVID-19 Postive Voters

Texas Faces Dilemma: How To Accommodate COVID-19 Postive Voters

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One challenge for which election officials still don't have a great answer is this: how to handle voters who test positive for COVID-19 after the deadline for absentee ballots has passed. SCOTT SIMON, HOST: Health officials in the U.S. warn that the spread of the coronavirus, which is already bad, may worsen this fall. And…
In Texas, 2 Big Problems Collide: Uninsured People And An Uncontrolled Pandemic

In Texas, 2 Big Problems Collide: Uninsured People And An Uncontrolled...

Healthcare workers talk in the Covid-19 unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas in July. Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images Healthcare workers talk in the Covid-19 unit at United Memorial Medical Center in Houston, Texas in July. Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images Steve Alvarez…
League City, Texas, Mayor Discusses Sharp COVID-19 Spike In His County

League City, Texas, Mayor Discusses Sharp COVID-19 Spike In His County

The number of coronavirus cases is soaring in Texas, where Gov. Greg Abbott shut the state back down two weeks ago. NPR's David Greene talks to the mayor of League City, Texas, Pat Hallisey.

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