TESTING IN TEXAS: For 18K students at Baylor University, the latest test for entry is a COVID-19 test Bloomberg Businessweek reported that the decrease in births could only be a minor setback if couples choose to fully make up for lost time by having more children later, but demographers don't really see that happening. … [Read more...] about 500K fewer children will be born in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers predict
Houston Community College’s fall semester will start on August 24th. However, all classes will meet remotely for the first six weeks. Students, faculty and staff can learn about all of the safety measures and protocols in place across campus with this guidance. … [Read more...] about These are the COVID-19 safety protocols for 17 Texas universities and colleges for fall
Looking forward to 2021, insurers face unprecedented uncertainty in how to set premiums. Failure to develop a vaccine could lead to continued reluctance among consumers to seek elective care, dampening health care spending. But successful development and dissemination of a coronavirus vaccine would likely release significant pent-up demand for health care among consumers, which would dramatically drive up insurers’ costs. Health insurers, who are selling financial protection against uncertainty to others, are now facing some of the greatest uncertainty their industry has ever seen. I’m sure they prefer this future to the future of hospitals, who have already incurred billions in losses, that will burden them for years to come. … [Read more...] about Certainty for hospitals and uncertainty for health insurers
Texas A&M University with 302 cases University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center with 207 cases University of Texas Rio Grande Valley with 95 cases Sam Houston State University with 88 cases The University of Houston-Downtown with 61 cases Rice University with 59 cases Southern Methodist University with 49 cases Baylor University with 42 cases Texas Tech University with 23 cases The University of Houston with 7 cases "There is no standardized reporting method for coronavirus cases and deaths at colleges, and the information is not being publicly tracked at a national level," said The New York Times survey. … [Read more...] about Over 6,600 COVID-19 cases already linked to college campuses, according to New York Times survey
John Hewko is the general secretary and CEO of Rotary International. Rotary International is a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Peter J. Hotez, M.D., Ph.D., is co-director of the Center for Vaccine Development at Texas Children's Hospital and professor and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine. He is the author of "Vaccines Did Not Cause Rachel's Autism" (Johns Hopkins University Press). The opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the authors; view more opinion articles on CNN. … [Read more...] about Will a Covid-19 vaccine signal an end to the anti-vaccine movement?