• Contact Tracing: The New Tool in Fighting COVID-19

    May 22, 2020, 7:18 a.m.

    As a child, I remember playing a game called Connect the Dots. It was a game with the concept of drawing a line from one dot to another in chronically order to form a picture. What was just something for me to do is now a leading tool in the battle to flatten the curve and stop the spread of the coronavirus.
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  • Friends vs. Foes: Know the Difference to Protect Yourself Against COVID-19

    May 15, 2020, 8:47 a.m.

    Whodini’s 1984 #4 single on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart questioned what a friend is. The group goes on to say that some use the word in the wrong way and even the dictionary doesn’t know the true meaning of the word. Perhaps, many of us don’t know the meaning of friends either.
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  • Mandatory Masks: Living the New Normal

    May 1, 2020, 7:52 a.m.

    “We are still in the thick of it,” said Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo at a press conference where she gave updates about the state of the county during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the curve seems to be flattening, Houston has yet to reach its peak and new admissions of patients with the coronavirus are still occurring. This information coupled with research from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and others is of great concern for Judge Hidalgo and other leaders to the point that they can’t comfortably relax any precautionary measures that they have already taken. Saving lives is always at the forefront of Judge Hidalgo’s mind in every decision made in this crisis and why she issued a mandatory mask order on April 22nd.
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  • Risky Behavior: What Is Proper Social Distancing?

    Apr 23, 2020, 7:19 p.m.

    Taking risks involves belief in a plan and courage to follow it up with action. Then there are times when taking risks means ignoring information and living life carelessly. Tons of people are adhering to the Stay Home Order, wearing masks in public, and washing your hands frequently. But then there are those who don’t follow the rules, who questioned authority, and always do what they want regardless.
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  • The Good From COVID-19 Social Distancing

    Apr 17, 2020, 11:16 a.m.

    No need to pinch yourself or splash cold water on your face. You are not dreaming but are living in an altered reality. We are in the middle of a worldwide pandemic that is wreaking havoc in the world, taking millions of lives, draining the economy, and keeping us indoors. By now you are well aware of what COVID-19 is, the symptoms, and how it spreads. All the negatives are out there but how about a dose of positivity?
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  • Census 2020: Yes, I’m In

    Mar 27, 2020, 9:32 a.m.

    In the wake of seeing if we have a temperature with a prolonged cough, trying to find water and supplies and ensuring we are wearing masks in public, something may have slipped your mind, the 2020 Census. Earlier this month residents across the country received an invitation to participate in the 2020 U.S. Census. It is the population count that occurs every 10 years that counts every living person in the country.
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  • Coronavirus: The Background, The Spread, And The Pandemic

    Mar 20, 2020, 5:03 a.m.

    In 2019, Americans were still on a holly high and jolly joy as we put away gifts that were once under the tree and took down our Christmas trimmings to welcome in a New Year. We were preparing to sweep out the old and welcome in the new with visions of peace and prosperity because this was our year! Little did we know that soon our world would be flipped upside down filled with worldwide panic and fear unlike any of us have seen in our lifetime with the coronavirus pandemic.
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  • Honoring Powerful Women During National Women's History Month

    Mar 13, 2020, 4 a.m.

    March is National Women’s History Month. It encourages us to honor the women who came before us and fought for equality among all races and genders. Hundreds of women have paved the way and continue to pave the way for millions of women today. They simply pass the torch to the next woman.
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