Verbal and physical attacks on health workers surge as emotions boil during latest COVID-19 wave
Stressed health workers are now confronting volatile visitors and patients. “The verbal abuse, the name-calling, racial slurs … we’ve had broken bones, broken noses,” said one hospital official in Dallas.
Here are the do’s and don’ts of getting the COVID-19 vaccine
HOUSTON – Texas hospitals are urging the public to follow hospital protocols for getting the COVID-19 vaccine to help make the process easier. According to the Texas Hospital Association, here are the do’s and don’ts of getting the vaccine:Do:Vaccine recipients are encouraged to do their research before taking the vaccine by going online and checking your doctor, local hospital, local pharmacy or local health department’s website and/or social media for helpful information. As stated above, patients are urged to go online and check their doctor, local hospital, local pharmacy or local health department’s website and/or social media. You shouldn’t assume your local provider has vaccine available or that you can be vaccinated right away, the Texas Hospital Association said. Health care workers are moving as fast as possible to get shots in arms,” said Ted Shaw, THA president/CEO.
More than 8,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients in Texas for 1st time since summer
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas surpassed 8,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients Friday for the first time since a deadly summer surge as doctors amplified pleas to keep Thanksgiving gatherings small. The worsening surge of cases has El Paso County — where the pandemic is blamed for more than 300 deaths since October — now searching for prospective morgue workers. Texas reported more than 11,700 new cases Friday, the second-highest daily total of the pandemic. More than 8,100 virus patients are hospitalized, the most since early August. Greg Abbott has ruled out another shutdown and accused local leaders of not enforcing restrictions already in place.