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Prof Peter Hotez MD PhD+ Your Authors @PeterHotez Vaccine Scientist-Pediatrician-Author, Prof Dean @BCM_TropMed @TexasChildrens, Univ Prof @Baylor, Hagler Inst Advanced Study @TAMU, Founding Editor @PLOSNTDs Jun. 17, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Thread 1/5: Harris County #Houston #Texas #COVID19 numbers continue to rise sharply (from @HoustonChron)

2/5: And it's not only cases but paralleled by an increase in hospitalizations in our @TXMedCenter

3/5: And the models from @PolicyLabCHOP for Harris County #Houston #Texas looking a bit apocalyptic

4/5: And it's not just Houston, all of #Texas showing now a large increase in 7 day averages (also from @HoustonChron), and I also understand hospitalizations up, not just in Houston, Dallas also bad

5/5: Things are just not working out well for us here in #Houston (+ in several other metropolitan areas in #Texas), cases spiking, hospital beds filling. I don't see how this gets better on its own. Perhaps we need to call an audible, and chart a path to dial things back...


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