COVID-19

Lubbock took its first step in reopening the city on May 1. The executive order came down from the governor’s office on April 27, a day before Lubbock’s Economic Recovery Task Force was slated to present their recommendations for safely re-opening the city to Lubbock’s city council. While this move doesn’t lift all restrictions, it’s still unsettling to some. One nurse, who we will refer to as Lily, shared some of her fears for Lubbock’s healthcare system.

A vial of gold nanoparticle coronavirus vaccine that Dr. Gill and his colleagues are currently testing.
Harvinder Gill

Imagine if instead of having to get your annual  flu shot, you’d only need one for the rest of your life. That’s what Dr. Harvinder Gill and Dr. Steven Presley have been working on for the past year. And now they’ve started applying their findings towards a vaccine for Coronavirus as well.

Austin Haynes poses with his livestock for a senior picture.
photo courtesy of Austin Haynes.

A little over a year ago, Austin Haynes was gearing up for the event he had spent his entire high school career working towards: The Houston Livestock show and rodeo. He explains that high schoolers invest thousands of dollars and countless hours raising livestock that could wind up literally being their “cash cow.” When the event was cancelled because of the pandemic, that’s when Haynes knew things were getting pretty serious.
 

Lubbock has confirmed 12 new cases of COVID-19 and 1 additional death today. This brings the total case count for the county to 470, with 288 active, 39 deaths, and 134 listed as recovered.

From the City of Lubbock;

Texans file for unemployment in record numbers

Apr 22, 2020
Weston Davis

As nonessential businesses endure social distancing protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic, employees continue to be let go and are forced to file for unemployment.

Over the past four weeks, more people in Texas filed for unemployment than all of 2019 combined. People are experiencing symptoms of the global pandemic even without contracting COVID-19.

After tentatively being furloughed, Aaron Peters, video editor and producer, filed for unemployment the first week of April, along with close to 2500 others in Lubbock. Last year during the same week, only 76 people applied.

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