Texas Doctors Say Respiratory Infections Other Than COVID-19 Filling Up Pediatric WardsIn the midst of a pandemic hospitals across Texas are also dealing with other infections that are sickening residents and sending many to already crowded medical centers.
Health Officials In Texas Warn Of Full ICUs As COVID-19 Surge Worsens Across The StateThe latest surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations is having a deepening effect in Texas, as many hospitals are now stretched to capacity with sick patients.
Texas Requests 5 Mortuary Trailers From FEMA In Case Needed To Store Bodies Of COVID-19 VictimsThe trailers will be staged centrally in San Antonio in case any local jurisdictions around the state need them.
Denton City Council Passes Temporary Mask Mandate, 'Strongly Urges' Face Coverings In Public, Indoor Spaces TooDenton City Council Thursday night voted to pass a mask mandate applying to all city entities, including businesses, schools and city buildings. It goes into effect Friday, Aug. 13.
FDA OK's Extra Vaccine Dose For Some With Weakened Immune SystemsLate Thursday the Food and Drug Administration authorized transplant recipients and others with severely weakened immune systems getting an extra dose of the COVID vaccine.
FDA Expected To Allow 3rd Vaccine Dose For Some Immunocompromised AmericansThe FDA is expected to authorize orders for certain immunocompromised people to get a third 'booster' dose of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines.
More Hospitalizations, Staffing Shortages As Texas Surge Of COVID-19 Cases ContinueAccording to the latest data from UT Southwestern Medical Center, COVID hospital volumes in North Texas have gone up 99% over the last two weeks.
Gov. Greg Abbott Seeks Out-Of-State Medical Staff To Help Fight COVID-19 Surge In TexasGov. Abbott has directed DSHS to use staffing agencies to find additional medical staff from beyond the state's borders as the delta wave began to overwhelm its present staffing resources.
No Virtual Classes: How School Districts Say They Will Handle Education In QuarantineAs COVID cases rise again, the topic of virtual learning is top on the minds of parents. This year, however, the online schooling option is not available at most schools.
Hesitant Texans Starting To Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19The rising trend holds in North Texas, with the biggest jumps in the more rural Texas counties like Parker, Johnson, Rockwall, and Ellis.
Parents And Students Caught In Political Disagreements Over Mask And Vaccine MandatesGetting students back-to-school is turning into a frightening experience for some parents and children as they find themselves in the middle of political skirmishes over mask and vaccine mandates.