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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said there are "other measures" that the state would take to prevent the spread of COVID-19 before shutting down the economy again.

"As long as we're able to see a leveling off of the number of people who are testing positive, that means that we have begun the process of containing the spread of COVID-19," Abbott told KRIV-TV in Houston on Thursday. "If all those numbers spike once again, we will need to find additional measures to take. And remember this ... the last step that would ever be taken is to lock Texans back down."

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(St. David's Healthcare)

Due to shipping delays, allocations of the Pfizer vaccine scheduled to be distributed in Texas on Monday will now arrive on Tuesday.

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(Austin Regional Clinic)

The Texas Department of State Health Services will allocate 333,650 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to 260 providers this week, with the bulk assigned to hub providers that are focused on widespread community distribution events. Eight of those providers are in Travis County.

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(Jordan Vonderhaar/The Texas Tribune)

By Sami Sparber

Texas-based anti-vaccine organization Informed Consent Action Network was among five anti-vaccine groups that collectively received more than $850,000 in federal loans from the Paycheck Protection Program, the Washington Post reported Monday. The organization received $166,000 in May 2020, according to founder Del Bigtree.

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