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The Search For Vaccines Is On As COVID-19 Cases Climb

Hospitals deal with limited intensive care units as they take in a growing number of COVID-19 patients in the city.

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott, right, holds the hand of 86 yr-old Al Godfrey of Arlington as he receives his COVID-19 shot at a mass vaccination site inside Esports Stadium Arlington & Expo Center in Arlington, Texas, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Earlier Abbott met with local and state officials for a briefing and then provided an update on COVID-19 vaccine efforts in Texas.


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Town Square with Ernie Manouse airs at 3 p.m. CT. Tune in on 88.7FM, listen online or subscribe to the podcast. Join the discussion at 888-486-9677, or @townsquaretalk.

First, Dr. Esmaeil Porsa, President and CEO of Harris Health System, joins Town Square to discuss how Ben Taub and other hospitals are dealing with the surge of cases as COVID-19 cases hover at 18% in the city of Houston.

Then, Jenny Deam, an investigative reporter at Houston Chronicle, discusses the issues that some vaccine qualified patients are facing in locating a one.

Also, Dr. Richina Bicette, Assistant professor of emergency medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, answers your vaccine and COVID-19 questions.

And Matt Harab Austin’s COVID situation as the new legislative session goes underway.

Town Square with Ernie Manouse is a gathering space for the community to come together and discuss the day's most important and pressing issues.

Audio from today’s show will be available after 5 p.m. CT. We also offer a free podcast here, on iTunes, and other apps.

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