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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.


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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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