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

Posted on · 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".

Adm. Brett Giroir, assistant secretary of Health and Human Services, testifies during a Senate Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee Hearing on the federal government response to COVID-19 on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Washington.

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COVID ‘Is Really That Contagious,’ Says Admiral Brett Giroir Regarding Delta Variant

Posted on · The former Assistant Secretary for Health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services warns those who have not been vaccinated, "Are going to get the Delta variant." Those who had COVID before do not have a guarantee of protection against the virus.

So far, about 20% of Texans have had at least one dose of a COVID vaccine.

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Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Gets Funding to Expand Across Houston

Posted on · A program to reduce teen pregnancies has been given funding to expand to five new neighborhoods of Greater Houston. The program is called We Can Do More, and we learn more about it from Dr. Kimberly Johnson, program manager and faculty associate at UTHealth School of Public Health. Beginning in 2012, UTHealth started a test […]

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Understanding and Combating Houston’s Ozone and Air Pollution Problems

Posted on · The American Lung Association recently released it's annual "State of the Air" report, which studied air quality data from 2011 through 2013. While Houston isn't among the worst U.S. cities for some types of pollution, the report ranks Houston/The Woodlands among the top ten when it comes to ozone pollution (smog). The report comes a […]

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Blue Bell Recall: What Will it Mean for the Beloved Texas Brand?

Posted on · Brenham-based Blue Bell Creameries is voluntarily pulling all of its products off store shelves after more samples tested positive for listeria, bacteria that can cause foodborne illness. The recall includes all ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks made at Blue Bell facilities. In a statement from company CEO and President Paul Kruse, he […]

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