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Texas Averaging 16,000 COVID Cases A Day

Experts look behind the headlines behind small towns and big vaccine developments as the pandemic surges on.

Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch are helping to test the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine against coronavirus variants.


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I know, it can be hard to keep up with headlines ... especially in Texas.

This week, a COVID outbreak shut down one Texas town.

And yesterday, the Governor announced a ban on vaccine mandates.

Rice University also recently said that a testing glitch led to false positives.

And in other news – is someone, somewhere working on a PAN-coronavirus vaccine that could protect us from future pandemics?

Today, experts are here to explain those and other COVID developments.

Plus, is Tropical Depression 9 headed for Louisiana ... or Texas?

We'll get the latest on the potential hurricane – and how you should be preparing.


Dr. Kirstin Matthews

Dr. Susan McLellan

  • Medical Director of the Biocontainment Treatment Unit
  • Director of Biosafety for Research-related Infectious Pathogens at UTMB Health

Jeff Lindner

  • Meteorologist and Director of Flood Operations, Harris County Flood Control

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