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The Winter Storm Set Texas Far Back in COVID-19 Vaccinations
Last week, Texans had to endure two crises at once: the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the devastating impact of a severe winter storm that paralyzed the state’s power grid. Indoor social visits may have been inadvisable for the past year, but taking in friends, family, and neighbors who lost power and heat amid subfreezing temperatures became necessary. At the same time, the challenge of distributing vaccines in hopes of at last bringing the pandemic under control was greatly disrupted. In North Texas, the storm resulted in the cancellation of nearly 200,000 appointments at vaccination sites such as the hub in Dallas’s Fair Park, which had to shut down because of the weather. Harris County couldn’t operate its vaccination sites from Monday through Thursday of last…View Original Post