Posted on · While the latest data is promising, it doesn't mean Houston's out of the woods, Houston Health Department Director David Persse told Houston Matters on Tuesday.
Posted on · Houston Methodist has seen four times as many positive tests this week, and Memorial Hermann has noted more hospitalizations.
Posted on · Houston attorney Jared Woodfill, who currently represents almost 200 healthcare workers in multiple lawsuits against Methodist, said executive order GA-40 makes the hospital's policy illegal.
Posted on · Harris Health System CEO Esmaeil Porsa cited the vaccines' emergency use authorization as a reason to wait, though he said he expected full approval by the end of the summer.
Posted on · Robert Luckey, a registered nurse who works in the Memorial Hermann COVID-19 ICU in the Texas Medical Center, became the first person to be vaccinated in the Houston area on Tuesday, kicking off the state's phased-in vaccination plan.
Posted on · The Houston Health Department reported a positivity rate of 7.9% on Monday at their COVID-19 testing sites. Harris County officials said Tuesday their number is 8.2%, which is lower than what some hospitals' emergency rooms are seeing right now.
Posted on · Public and private hospitals are both struggling with their finances as COVID-19 stresses the system and cuts off important revenue streams.
Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Why the Texas Medical Center changed how it's reporting ICU bed capacity, the Supreme Court invalidates a Louisiana abortion law, Fort Bend County Judge KP George answers questions, and a conversation with a member of the local police oversight board.
Posted on · On Tuesday's show: Houston Methodist CEO Marc Boom, City Councilman Edward Pollard, a new era of American spaceflight, and engineering an open-source ventilator for COVID-19 patients.
Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: Businesses in Texas continue to partially reopen, a documentary examines the presidency of George W. Bush, issues facing the African American community when it comes to mental health, and an update on sports.