A sigh of relief was felt by Willie Nelson fans everywhere after the music legend posted on social media he received the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Texas climbs to second-highest COVID caseload in U.S., despite ranking on top in vaccine doses administered
After reaching a grim milestone of two million COVID-19 cases on Thursday, Texas became the state with the second-highest number of cases, trailing just behind California, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
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The more contagious strain, first identified in the United Kingdom and more recently seen in California and Colorado, was identified in an adult male in Harris County. Texas health officials say the strain does not cause more severe symptoms and vaccines are expected to be effective against it.
As the number of active COVID-19 cases continues to surge across Austin and the state of Texas, the Travis County Medical Society issued a call for help "to any qualified members who would be available and willing to work temporarily as inpatient physicians" on Thursday.
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