U.S. COVID death toll compared to Austin numbers

Austin American-Statesman This week began with flags raised at half mast, and they’ll remain there until sunset this Friday. On Mon., Feb. 22, the U.S. counted its 500,000th COVID-19 death. The milestone comes less than a year after the country hit 100,000 COVID-19 deaths in…

Here’s how COVID-19 has impacted Austin Street Center in Dallas

wfaa.com In transitioning from an overnight shelter to a round-the-clock operation, Austin Street Center firmed up its mission to help clients stabilize their lives. DALLAS — On a typical afternoon outside the Austin Street Center a couple of…

Texas COVID-19 vaccinations begin to rebound after winter storm

Karen Brooks Harper Austin retiree Doug Zabel was relieved to get the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in January and eager for the second round of his two-dose regimen last week. Then the winter storm knocked out not…

Austin Public Health Plans To Administer 37,000 COVID-19 Vaccines This Week After Storm Delayed Efforts

KUT Radio, Austin’s NPR Station Austin Public Health is working overtime this week to try to administer 37,000 COVID-19 vaccines after the winter storm delayed vaccination efforts for more than a week. That number is much higher than…

Freeze delays Travis County pandemic data, hinders easing COVID restrictions

Heather Osbourne Austin Public Health officials on Tuesday said the record freeze that triggered power outages last week could end up delaying any lifting of pandemic restrictions because it created a gap in coronavirus data that helps measure the public threat from the…

Austin’s medically vulnerable had to survive outage threat amid freeze

Hojun Choi As the rooms of her East Austin home got colder and colder, Amanda Phillips says she felt her breaths getting thinner. She and her 6-year-old son, who are both fighting COVID-19, spent a total of about…

China’s ‘Lipstick King’ Austin Li Named in Time Magazine’s Next Top 100 Most Influential People

Meione The second annual TIME100 Next list highlights 100 of the top emerging leaders from around the world. As an extension of the TIME100 Most Influential People list, Next is about celebrating people who are shaping the future….

Travis County Jail inmates get COVID-19 vaccine

Alejandro Martínez-Cabrera and Katie Hall The Travis County Jail began administering the COVID-19 vaccine to qualifying inmates last week, the Travis County sheriff’s office said Monday. Forty inmates were vaccinated Friday and more were expected to receive the vaccine…

US tops 500,000 COVID-19 deaths, President Biden holds national moment of silence

Jaclyn Ramkissoon CHICAGO (NewsNation Now) — The United States topped more than 500,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths Monday as the country continues to grapple with the issues with vaccine distribution and backlog. John Hopkins University reported the deaths Monday as…

How much COVID-19 vaccine is coming to Central Texas after winter storms

weswilson AUSTIN (KXAN) — One week after a winter storm made Central Texas roads nearly impassable and forced health care providers to cancel COVID-19 vaccinations across Central Texas, more vaccine doses are headed this way. Travis County will…