Crisis calls in B.C. still climbing despite hope brought by rollout of COVID-19 vaccine – Houston Today

Crisis Centre B.C. volunteers scrambled to cover 206 incoming calls of people looking for help in January – marking an unusual increase for the first month of the year, but highlighting the continuing impact COVID-19 has had on…

Houston-area 16-month-old battled COVID-19 complications for weeks, mom’s warning to others

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — More than 454,000 people have died from COVID-19 and the infection rate is through the roof. While most are thinking about the older and compromised populations, a Houston mother is waving a red flag,…

COVID-19 vaccine: Study shows that Houston area minority communities lack access to vaccine

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Some of the neighborhoods that have been hit the hardest by COVID-19 in the Houston area now have the lowest reported vaccine rates. “Even from the very beginning, 77088 was high with COVID-19,” said…

Woodlands leaders say not requiring COVID-19 vaccine a ‘management’ decision

Officials in The Woodlands have explained the community’s internal policy to not require firefighters or other township employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine as a “management decision” and not a legal opinion. As of the end of January,…

COVID-fatigued British Columbians need specifics, not vague advice: prof – Houston Today

A University of B.C. professor says that with COVID fatigue ramping up as the province reaches one year of restrictions, residents need specific advice from their health officials. “What people are suffering from at the moment is pandemic…

CERAWeek to go virtual in 2021 as coronavirus cases climb

A major oil and gas industry conference that brings thousands of international visitors to Houston every March is going virtual for the first time this year as the coronavirus pandemic continues to restrict travel around the world. Organizers…

New Jersey lawmakers introduce federal bill to strengthen long-term care regulations

Nikita Biryukov Three of New Jersey’s federal lawmakers introduced a bill that would reinstate infection control and emergency preparedness regulations in long-term care centers hammered by the pandemic Thursday. “COVID-19 has been devastating, particularly for seniors and those…

How the development of more COVID-19 vaccines impact the U.S. vaccine rollout

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — New data reveals the AstraZeneca vaccine could not only help reduce the spread of the virus but it can also prevent people from getting sick or dying of COVID-19. This week, a study from…

Houston doctor, known as father of modern Leukemia therapy, dies from COVID-19 at 93 |

Click here for updates on this story     Houston (KTRK) — There’s no telling how many lives Dr. Emil Freireich saved during his legendary career, which included treatments for childhood Leukemia. Now, many are remembering the titan of the…

Harris County Pushes COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Campaign To Address Community Mistrust – Houston Public Media

Harris County is investing in bilingual media campaigns to educate residents about the COVID-19 vaccine. Harris County is launching a COVID-19 vaccine information campaign to encourage county residents to get vaccinated, and to educate people about vaccine safety….