Houston coronavirus updates: What you need to know for August 8

Registered Nurse Emy Charlot ties on a gown before treating a critically ill patient in the Parkland Hospital COVID-19 Tactical Care Unit on June 27, 2020, in Dallas. (Ryan Michalesko/Dallas Morning News/TNS) Registered Nurse Emy Charlot ties on…

Opinion: COVID-19 will make the global baby bust even worse – but Canada stands to benefit

The Globe and Mail Illustration by Hayden Maynard John Ibbitson is writer at large at The Globe and Mail. Darrell Bricker is global CEO of Ipsos Public Affairs. They are the authors of Empty Planet: The Shock of…

‘Angel’ helping complete strangers navigate Ontario’s long term care home system during COVID-19

CBC A Bracebridge. Ont. woman has suddenly found herself an advocate for families with loved ones in long-term care after she says she became sick and tired of seeing seniors inside denied access to their relatives. Julie Richard had…

Houston man accused of fraudulently getting $1.6M from a COVID-19 relief program was one of many, records show

HOUSTON – Immediately after receiving more than $1.6 million from the Small Business Association’s Paycheck Protection Program, 29-year-old Lee Price III of Houston went on a shopping spree for luxury items, spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in…

First trial of a coronavirus vaccine under way in Houston

Linda Lamberth dutifully wears a mask and practices social distancing, but at 66, she figures a little additional protection couldn’t hurt. So Lamberth rolled up her sleeve Friday and became the first participant in a Baylor College of…

Medical leaders not clear why COVID-19 positivity rate climbing in Texas

HOUSTON – Medical experts have no clear answers as to what is driving an increase in the positivity rate for COVID-19 in Texas. The rate, which represents the percentage of people testing positive for the virus, is derived…

BEYOND LOCAL: The coronavirus exposes the perils of profit in seniors’ housing, expert says

Sudbury.com Researchers have found that for-profit facilities have lower staffing levels, lower quality of care and poorer resident outcomes, in both the U.S. and Canada This article, written by Martine August, University of Waterloo, originally appeared on The…

Coronavirus outbreak at Texas nursing home in Missouri City kills 17

Need to stay updated on coronavirus news in Texas? Our evening roundup will help you stay on top of the day’s latest updates. Sign up here. A novel coronavirus outbreak at a Missouri City nursing home, outside of…

Families Call for Looser Nursing Home Visitation Rules

spectrumlocalnews.com TEXAS — New rules for Texas nursing homes mean visitors will be allowed to see their loved ones in person for the first time in nearly five months. What You Need To Know Visitors will be allowed…

Canada’s top doctor – Houston Today

Canada’s top doctor says new mothers should still breastfeed even if they have COVID-19. Chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam marked World Breastfeeding Awareness Week in a statement Wednesday (Aug, 7). She said there little evidence the…