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Financial relief could be on the way for the families of the nearly 50,000 Texans who died from COVID-19.​

9.4 million Texans have gotten at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

GOOD TO KNOW: As more and more Texans continue to get vaccinated, here are some tips on how you can minimize COVID-19 vaccine side effects.

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Abbott statement on J&J — reiterates TX pausing all admin. & adds: “Vaccines are a crucial tool to mitigating the spread of COVID-19 & remain the most effective way to combat the virus...I continue to encourage Texans who wish to receive the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines to sign up”

DATA: 1 in 4 Texans aged 16+ are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19

Nearly one-third of Texans have received COVID-19 vaccine -->

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DATA: More than 40 percent of Texans aged 16+ are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19

More than 5 million Texans are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19 TODAY'S DATA:

Texans want legislators to focus on COVID-19 response over abortion access, poll finds

3/ Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Tuesday preventing state agencies from requiring Texans to provide so-called COVID-19 vaccine passports to receive services or enter buildings.


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Gov. Greg Abbott, who has said without evidence that migrants expose Texans to Covid-19, is stalling a federal offer to test people released from custody.

This week Texas is slated to get more than 1,385,000 COVID vaccines. We urge all seniors & educators who want one to get one. COVID-19 vaccine sign-up info: Also, Texans can call 2-1-1 for referral to a local provider. Always voluntary.

New: Texans 50 and older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday, @TexasDSHS  announces.

Throwing Texans in jail whose biz's shut down through no fault of their own is wrong. I am eliminating jail for violating an order, retroactive to April 2, superseding local orders. Criminals shouldn’t be released to prevent COVID-19 just to put business owners in their place.

President Donald Trump has suggested he will veto COVID-19 aid legislation, creating uncertainty about when assistance may reach Americans. Meanwhile, Texans are living in cars and the state is sitting on unspent relief money.

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With the season scheduled to kick off between the Texans and Chiefs two weeks from tonight, Jaguars’ OT Ryan Pope is now the only NFL player on the league’s COVID-19 Reserve List. A job well done.

Hispanic Texans make up about 40% of the state’s population, but they account for 49% of its known COVID-19 fatalities. Black Texans represent 14% of fatalities but just 12% of the state population.

Breaking: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has issued a nearly statewide mask mandate. The order requires "all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases, with few exceptions."

A LOT of #COVID19  testing sites like this are being set up across Texas. Here, mobile COVID-19 testing sites are announced for Tomball & Humble. The good news: even with more tests, 90% of Texans tested do not have the #coronavirus . #txlege 

Texas hospitals are getting tens of thousands of rapid COVID-19 tests to quickly determine if a person has the #coronavirus . Our testing capacity is increasing 10% each day. Still, less than 10% of Texans tested are testing positive for #COVID19 .