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Parkland Health & Hospital System to begin offering COVID-19 booster

Parkland Health & Hospital System announced they would begin offering booster doses of the Pfizer vaccine to those who are eligible starting Monday. People who are older than 65, or older than 18 with a high risk of severe COVID-19, or older than 18 with an increased risk for exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional setting can visit any of Parkland’s vaccination sites.
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ICYMI: El Paso is the First City in Texas to Reach Herd Immunity Against COVID-19

AUSTIN, Texas — Democratic-led El Paso is the first city in the state to reach herd immunity with more than 75 percent of its population fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The task of protecting residents from a pandemic is arduous enough, but Texans and local officials had to also work around a governor trying to derail any and all progress against the virus.
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Former Collin College professor suing school over dismissal following COVID-19 criticism

A Collin College professor who alleges she was pushed out of her job for challenging its COVID-19 response is now suing the school. Suzanne Jones was told in January that her contract with the school would not be renewed at the end of the semester. She and fellow professor Audra Heaslip both had previously questioned publicly how school officials were handling the coronavirus pandemic.
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Frisco ISD partners with health care company to provide free COVID-19 testing to students, staff

Frisco ISD students and staff now have priority access to a free COVID-19 testing site in the city. The district is partnering with Nomi Health, a direct health care company coordinating COVID-19 testing and vaccination efforts across the country. The drive-thru site located at the northwest corner of Technology Drive and World Cup Way offers both PCR and antigen testing.
FRISCO, TX
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Dr. McCullough to Talk on COVID-19 at Community Center

Dr. Peter McCullough will address COVID-19 treatment and updates on vaccine safety and efficacy on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Bartlesville Community Center (BCC). Dr. McCullough is an internist and cardiologist in academic practice in Dallas, Texas. Since the outset of the pandemic, he has been a leader in the medical response to the COVID-19 disaster.
BARTLESVILLE, OK
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Rowlett approves tax change

The Rowlett City Council adopted a property tax rate of $0.745 per $100 on Tuesday. The increased tax rate will go toward paying off debt services. “this was the second year of jumping through a lot of hoops under Senate Bill 2 and some of the uncertainty of COVID,” City Manager Brian Funderburk said. “What I saw this year is going to be really important.”
ROWLETT, TX

COVID updates: Tents set up as Wise Co. hospital reaches 109% capacity

DECATUR, Texas — Editor's note: Updated with Thursday numbers. Wise Health System hit a record high for capacity this week, prompting the need for additional treatment tents to help take care of patients. As of Thursday, the Decatur hospital was at 109% capacity, officials told WFAA. Thursday, the Dallas-Fort Worth...
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Here’s what you need to know about the Pfizer booster shot for COVID-19

The country’s top public health officials approved a plan this week for certain groups to receive a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 shot, paving the way for millions of Americans to begin getting a third dose of the vaccine. The official decision from the Centers for Disease Control and...
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Americans are bridging partisan divides to welcome Afghan refugees

In our age of hyperpartisanship and polarization, we often forget the strength and symbolism in the national motto adopted by Congress and added to the Great Seal of the United States in 1782: E pluribus unum: Out of many, one. The 13 letters of the Latin phrase symbolize the 13...
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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH COVID UPDATE VIA DESOTO

On Friday, September 24, 2021, Dallas County Health and Human Services reported 1,147 new positive 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases. 941 of these cases were confirmed and 206 were probable. There were also 22 deaths including a DeSoto man and woman, both in their 70’s with underlying high risk health conditions, who had been critically ill and died in area hospitals. You can read today’s County News Release here: https://www.ci.desoto.tx.us/DocumentCenter/View/19724/9242021-Press-Release---Dallas-County-Reports-Additional-Positive-2019-Novel-Coronavirus-COVID-19-Cases.
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