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Texas’ unvaccinated: Who they are and where they live

AUSTIN (Texas Tribune) — The coronavirus vaccines have been thoroughly tested and found to be safe and effective. More than 340 million doses have been given in the U.S., and side effects have been determined by the FDA and independent researchers to be extremely rare and far less substantial than the dangers of getting COVID-19, which has killed more than 52,000 Texans as of August 2.
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Which Austin metro zip codes have the highest COVID-19 hospitalizations?

AUSTIN (KXAN) — With Stage 5 coronavirus risk based guidelines poised to hit Austin in the coming days, Austin Public Health alerted city and county officials Tuesday on current hospital admissions throughout the metro. APH officials met with Austin City Council and Travis County Commissioners Court in a joint meeting...
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COVID Upticks May Mean Stage 5 Status for Texans

Austin, Texas has already exceeded the Stage 5 threshold. Austin Texas, Travis County has surpassed the Stage 5 threshold for COVID as they continue to see 50 plus new cases of COVID in hospitals daily. And it looks like Texas as a whole is seeing an uptick in cases which includes Victoria County.
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Texans March to Demand the Right to Vote

AUSTIN, Texas — Former congressman Beto O’Rourke, the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber III, and thousands of voting rights activists participated in a four-day Moral March for Democracy that started from Georgetown and ended Saturday with a live concert by Willie Nelson at the State Capitol in Austin. The leaders and attendees embarked last week on a Selma-style march to stand together in support of protecting voter freedom in Texas and across the country as the GOP continues its massive assault on voting rights.
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Wimberley hopes to become Central Texas’ newest music hub

WIMBERLEY, Texas (KXAN) — Passion for live music runs deep in Central Texas — so why not add another community to the list the help attract more musicians?. That’s what Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s trying to do. On Thursday, the Texas Music Office and the City of Wimberley will host a community workshop intended to help the town get their ducks in a row, to put it on the map as a music-friendly location.
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As Austin reaches Stage 5 threshold, APH shifts herd immunity goal to 80%

With more research done on the COVID-19 Delta variant, Austin Public Health is upping its goal of 70% vaccinated to at least 80% due to the extreme virality of the strain. As more Delta cases are identified—up to 29 cases are confirmed in Travis County—health officials are urging the unvaccinated to get their shots to contain the spread and relieve hospitals from reaching full capacity.