(Courtesy: Parkland Health and Hospital System)


COVID-19 Bulletin (02/23/21)

Parkland caregivers are at their "breaking point." Dallas County reports 348 new cases and 18 deaths.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reports 348 new COVID-19 cases and 18 deaths on Monday.

Healthcare providers on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 have never experienced as much death as they have during the last year, and a young mother’s death took Parkland caregivers to their breaking point. Learn more from this Dallas Morning News story.

Coronavirus deaths have topped 500,000 in the US, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The U.S. reached the grim milestone Monday, just over one year since the first COVID-19 case was reported in the country. 

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine is 85% effective just 15-28 days after the first dose, according to a study by The Lancet journal, reports WFAA. The vaccine is effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 cases and 75% effective when asymptomatic cases were included too, but researchers stressed more data is needed on the long-term effectiveness of single doses to determine whether second doses should be delayed.  




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