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A transgenic mouse at the Jackson Laboratory.
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The role transgenic mice play in the race for a COVID vaccine

Hundreds of COVID-19 vaccines are in development across the world, including at Texas Tech University. After what they consider a promising start, they are moving on to testing it on animals. And for this they need small mammals - but not any small animal. For this particular research, they need “transgenic” mice.

Dr. Harvinder Gill leads the team. He’s an associate professor of chemical engineering. “We’ve found there’s actually a really good antibody response in mice,” he said...

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Daughter documenting talks with mother in nursing home

“July 18, 2020. ‘When are you coming to see me?’ ‘I can’t come see you because of the virus that’s going around,’ I told her, again. ‘I’ll be there when they let me come through the door.’ ‘I wish you could walk through the door any minute,’ she said.” Jerry Montgomery reads from the journal she keeps to note conversations with her 91-year-old mother Carol, who lives in a nursing home two hours away and has Alzheimer’s. Jerry has been recording their conversations since January - before COVID...

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Lubbock confirmed 59 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths today. This brings the total case count for the county to 5,652, with 1,871 listed as active, 78 deaths, and 3,703 listed as recovered.

 

From the City of Lubbock;

“As of 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 3, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 59 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and 88 additional recoveries. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 5,652: 1,871 active, 3,703 listed as recovered and 78 deaths. 

Lubbock confirmed 39 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths today. This brings the total case count for the county to 5,593, with 1,900 listed as active, 78 deaths, and 3,615 listed as recovered.

 

From the City of Lubbock;

“As of 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 2, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 39 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), and an additional recovery. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 5,593: 1,900 active, 3,615 listed as recovered and 78 deaths. 

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Lubbock confirms 42 additional cases of COVID-19

Aug 1, 2020

Lubbock confirmed 42 new cases of COVID-19, 21 recoveries and no additional deaths today. This brings the total case count for the county to 5,554, with 1,862 listed as active, 78 deaths, and 3,614 listed as recovered.

From the City of Lubbock;

“As of 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 42 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 21 recoveries and no additional deaths. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 5,554: 1,862 active, 3,614 listed as recovered and 78 deaths. 

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Lubbock confirmed 79 new cases of COVID-19 and 3 additional deaths today. This brings the total case count for the county to 5,512, with 1,841 listed as active, 78 deaths, and 3,593 listed as recovered.

 

From the City of Lubbock;

“As of 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 31, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 79 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), 245 recoveries and three additional deaths. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 5,512: 1,841 active, 3,593 listed as recovered and 78 deaths. 

A transgenic mouse at the Jackson Laboratory.
Photo courtesy of Jackson Laboratory

Hundreds of COVID-19 vaccines are in development across the world, including at Texas Tech University. After what they consider a promising start, they are moving on to testing it on animals. And for this they need small mammals - but not any small animal. For this particular research, they need “transgenic” mice.

Dr. Harvinder Gill leads the team. He’s an associate professor of chemical engineering. “We’ve found there’s actually a really good antibody response in mice,” he said regarding results of their first round of testing.
 

Lubbock confirmed 105 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths today. This brings the total case count for the county to 5,433, with 2,010 listed as active, 75 deaths, and 3,348 listed as recovered.

 

From the City of Lubbock;

“As of 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 30, 2020, the City of Lubbock confirmed 105 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and 54 recoveries. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 5,433: 2,010 active, 3,348 listed as recovered and 75 deaths. 

The City of Lubbock has confirmed 74 new cases of COVID-19 and no additional deaths as of 4:00 p.m. The total number of cases in Lubbock County is 5,328 with 1,959 listed as active, 3,294 listed as recovered, and 75 related deaths.

There are currently 108 patients hospitalized in Lubbock with COVID-19 48 of which are in the ICU.

The city received results for 1034 tests today, making Wednesday's positivity rate 7.15%.

From the city of Lubbock.

105 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, numbers remain flat

Jul 28, 2020

COVID-19 data points remained steady Tuesday. 

The City of Lubbock reported 105 newly-confirmed cases of the virus, and 136 recoveries. Three more people have died from complications of the disease. 

Data shows 110 patients were hospitalized Tuesday, with 53 patients receiving intensive care. Hospitalizations have stayed between 100 and about 110 since the middle of July. 

Exposure to a known case continues to be the most common way people contract COVID-19. 

From the City of Lubbock: 

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