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Harris County Deals With ‘Severe’ COVID Threat Level As Experts Weigh In On New Variants

The dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston shares his concerns for new variants as he urges people to get vaccinated stating that the virus can “merge” and “exploit unvaccinated populations”.

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COVID cases are surging at an ‘astonishing rate“, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

There's been an exponential growth in hospitalizations – with more than 7,600 Texans currently in the hospital with COVID.

In Harris County, we've seen an increase of nearly 262% over the past month. Meanwhile, schools will start in less 10 days for many Houston kids.

HISD's Superintendent Millard House II has announced that he plans to propose a mask mandate for his district – countering the Governor's ban on mask mandates.

The situation is changing as COVID cases rise throughout the country, leaving many with questions and concerns as they battle the virus and misinformation.

We tackle some of these issues as well as clear up misconceptions over masks and vaccines.


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