Pandemic

Office of the Governor

In his first news conference about the pandemic in two months, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott focused on efforts to treat the novel coronavirus and said little about additional measures to slow its spread.

The governor was in Lubbock Thursday to announce the arrival in the state of bamlanivimab, a newly-approved antibody therapy treatment shown to help certain people with COVID-19.

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The first thing Nurse Lona Ashley said she does every shift is check charts to see who she is caring for that day. She pulls medications, puts on her protective equipment and spends hours with each of her patients. She bathes and feeds them. Doing what she can to make them comfortable.  

 

And when she does take a break? Ashley said she checks in with the families of her patients.  

 

 

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The second half of Texas Tech University’s homecoming football game on Saturday just started. The home team is up by seven points and lines are starting to form at the bars on Broadway, right across the street from the university’s main entrance.