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Acceleration in New COVID-19 Cases in Some US States Causes Alarm | The Scientist Magazine®

Arizona, Florida, California, and others have seen record numbers of daily new coronavirus positives in the last couple of weeks, and that’s not just a reflection of more testing. Hospitalizations are up too. Source: Acceleration in New COVID-19 Cases in Some US States Causes Alarm | The Scientist Magazine®

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Pressure on Frontline Workers Intensifies, Again, As COVID-19 Cases Surge – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

  The fight against coronavirus continues to take a toll on doctors and nurses who are already stretched thin from months on frontlines. As new coronavirus cases top 5,000 for the first time in Texas, pressure on doctors and nurses is intensifying, again. “In some ways, it’s almost like fighting a ghost because you just don’t know […]

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Spike in Houston COVID-19 cases ‘damn scary,’ Rep. Pete Olson tells Anthony Fauci at hearing – HoustonChronicle.com

  The rising number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Houston has U.S. Rep. Pete Olson, R-Sugar Land, ringing an alarm with the nation’s top infectious disease experts in Washington who last month were praising the city’s efforts to contain the virus. During a U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee meeting Tuesday, Olson warned that […]

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A&M scientists call for COVID-19 investigation into initial outbreak response | KFDM

COLLEGE STATION — From Texas A&M University – As the U.S. death toll surpasses 120,000 people, two of the nation’s most influential voices in the COVID-19 fight are calling for a bipartisan, objective investigation into the nation’s initial outbreak response. “We must prevent this from happening again,” said Dr. Gerald Parker, director of the Pandemic and […]

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Texas may need another stay-at-home order, disease expert warns | khou.com

HOUSTON — Houston pediatrician, author and vaccine scientist Dr. Peter Hotez has a message for lawmakers: “spikes don’t end by themselves, spikes end when we intervene.” He is worried that masks are no longer enough to halt the recent uptick in coronavirus cases in Texas, especially in large metropolitan areas like Houston. Source: Texas may […]

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Houston could be worst-affected city in U.S. by COVID-19, expert says – CultureMap Houston

Dr. Peter Hotez, Dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, says if the spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue, the city of Houston could become the worst-impacted city in the U.S. “We are potentially facing a very serious public health threat,” he says. Hotez tells CultureMap news partner, ABC13, […]

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VIDEO: Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD, provides ‘aerial view’ of COVID-19 and global health

  To introduce the American Society for Microbiology, or ASM, Microbe 2020 virtual meeting, Peter J. Hotez, MD, PhD, discussed vaccine diplomacy and the impact of COVID-19 on global health during the opening keynote address. “My comments were mainly looking at a 30,000 foot aerial view of where I see COVID-19 fitting into the larger spectrum of […]