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Edgar Walters is the health and human services reporter and an associate editor for The Texas Tribune.

Texas may receive initial coronavirus vaccine doses for 1.4 million people this month, Gov....

Texas could receive coronavirus vaccine doses to give an initial dose to up to 1.4 million Texans in December, assuming U.S. health...

These health care workers will be first in line for a COVID-19 vaccine

Health care workers will be the first people in Texas to receive a COVID-19 vaccine once one receives emergency approval from the...

Texas’ New Coronavirus Surge Is Leaving Critically Sick Patients Stranded In Rural Areas, Hospitals...

The man who arrived at the emergency room in Childress earlier this month did not have COVID-19, but he did have a...

New Texas Rule Lets Social Workers Turn Away Clients Who Are LGBTQ Or Have...

Texas social workers are criticizing a state regulatory board’s decision this week to remove protections for LGBTQ clients and clients with disabilities...
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How Years of Underfunding Public Health Left Texas Ill Prepared For The Pandemic

In the spring, as public health officials were beginning to see the novel coronavirus spreading in Texas, Danny Updike had bad news...

Texas Physicians are Losing Money During the Pandemic. They Want Lawmakers to Make Health...

Texas primary care doctors say they’re hemorrhaging cash and at risk of closing their doors during the coronavirus pandemic, and a new...

Coronavirus Testing in Texas Plummets As Schools Prepare to Reopen

The number of Texans being tested for the coronavirus has fallen sharply in recent weeks, a trend that has worried public health...

Texas Requests Federal Funding to Cover Coronavirus Testing for the Uninsured

Texas health officials announced Thursday they have requested federal funds to expand coverage for coronavirus testing for the uninsured.

5 Million Texans Lack Health Insurance. Here’s How That Complicates the Coronavirus Response.

Christian Gutierrez of Pearland owns and operates the Latin Dance Factory and has concerns about how the coronavirus will impact his business. Mark Felix...

Advocates Say Expanding Medicaid Could Help the Homeless. Greg Abbott Says He's Weighing Options.

Susan Peake lives at the state-run homeless encampment off U.S. Highway 183 in Austin. Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune

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