Tag Archives: health care

Texas Supreme Court temporarily halts local mask orders in two counties

[ad_1] Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. The Texas Supreme Court on Sunday temporarily blocked mask mandates in Dallas and Bexar counties, marking a pivotal moment in the showdown between state and local government as coronavirus …

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State’s mask mandate ban headed to the Texas Supreme Court: COVID-19 updates

[ad_1] Late Friday night, Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a tweet that he has taken the mask mandate fight to the state Supreme Court. This comes after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott suffered several defeats Friday afternoon in his bid to overturn local mask mandates after he banned such precautions …

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Austin ICU nurse calls latest coronavirus surge “preventable”

[ad_1] Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Like thousands of health care workers across the state, Sheyla Moraes – an intensive care nurse in Austin – is tired of seeing so much death as a result …

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US Coronavirus: These 8 states account for half of US Covid-19 hospitalizations. And officials say the surge is overwhelming healthcare workers

[ad_1] CNN —   As experts race to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 by encouraging vaccinations and mask-wearing, hospital systems in a handful of states are now straining to keep up with the surge. Eight states, many of which have lagged the national average for vaccinations, have Covid-19 patients that …

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Dallas County issues mask mandate: Live Texas COVID-19 updates

[ad_1] Mask-wearing is now required in Dallas public schools and businesses after Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins on Wednesday became the latest local official to defy Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on local mask orders. “We are all team public health and the enemy is the virus,” Jenkins said. “Right now, …

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Texas hospitals running out of ICU beds as COVID-19 cases overwhelm them

[ad_1] Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Dozens of Texas hospitals have run out of intensive care unit beds as COVID-19 surges faster than any other time during the pandemic, propelled by the new delta variant. …

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Metro East hospitals restrict visitors, citing rising COVID-19 cases | Coronavirus

[ad_1] Untitled Document NOTE: On Saturday, April 17, 2021, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) noted on its dashboard that it discovered a database error that was causing individuals with both a positive PCR and antigen result to be counted as both a probable and confirmed case. …

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Greg Abbott wants Texas hospitals to delay elective procedures

[ad_1] Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Gov. Greg Abbott announced new moves Monday to fight the coronavirus pandemic as it rages again in Texas, including asking hospitals to again put off certain elective procedures to …

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Texas school reopening rules will not require contact tracing

[ad_1] Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Texas school districts will not be required to conduct contact tracing this year if a student contracts COVID-19, according to new guidelines issued by the Texas Education Agency this …

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