The number of new cases of COVID-19 and the number of hospitalizations in the county are at their lowest points in months, but vaccines and masking aren't the reason, health officials say.
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Galveston public school officials have been correct in ignoring Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order attempting to forbid public entities from requiring face coverings and vaccinations against COVID-19.
The Texas Education Agency now says it will enforce Gov. Greg Abbott's ban on mask mandates. But that hasn't changed anything yet for local districts.
Pfizer said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine works for children ages 5 to 11, and it will seek U.S. authorization for this age group soon — a key step toward beginning vaccinations for youngsters.
Many large, local businesses still are waiting on exact guidance from the federal government on how they'll be required to enforce vaccine and testing rules.
A third shot of the Pfizer vaccine also increases protection against the more contagious delta variant, University of Texas Medical Branch research shows.
There were some valid initial reasons to question President Joe Biden’s recent order compelling employers of 100 or more workers to take steps meant to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Some of the 15 Texas school districts that have been sued in the past week for defying Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on mask mandates are pushing back against the lawsuits.
Although out-of-hospital births remain relatively rare, midwives serving Galveston County are reporting an increase since the pandemic began.
President Joe Biden’s aggressive push to require millions of U.S. workers to get vaccinated against the coronavirus is running into a wall of resistance from Republican leaders threatening everything from lawsuits to civil disobedience, plunging the country deeper into culture wars that have festered since the onset of the pandemic.
New U.S. studies released Friday show the COVID-19 vaccines remain highly effective against hospitalizations and death even as the extra-contagious delta variant sweeps the country.
Kali Cook's death isn't yet among the county's official count of COVID-related fatalities. Officials say more information is needed from an autopsy before that can happen.
In his most forceful pandemic actions and words, President Joe Biden on Thursday announced sweeping new federal vaccine requirements affecting as many as 100 million Americans in an all-out effort to increase COVID-19 vaccinations and curb the surging delta variant.
A girl younger than age 10 died after contracting COVID-19, health officials said. She's the youngest county resident to die with the virus during the pandemic.
Many animal and pet supply stores around the county have sold out of the anti-parasitic drug in recent days, and poison control centers are doing record business.
Nearly one-third of the confirmed COVID cases in children younger than 12 in Galveston County occurred in August, according to the Galveston County Health District.
Two fundamental differences between this school year and last — the fact that most students are back in class and that most districts aren't requiring masks — might be driving the increases, officials said.
COVID-19 booster shots may be coming for at least some Americans, but already the Biden administration is being forced to scale back expectations — illustrating just how much important science still has to be worked out.
It’s no surprise that school attendance is down in Galveston County from this same time in 2019. Much has happened since then and is still happening.