COVID-19 Bulletin (05/24/21)

Texas surpasses 50,000 dead from COVID-19, but one in three Texans are now fully vaccinated.

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 213 new COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths on Friday and Saturday. The Sunday totals are reported on Monday.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is co-leading a study to look at how the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are affecting those with severe allergies, the Dallas Morning News. The study is a federally funded national effort to help assuage fears of the vaccine.

Texas has reported 50,000 total deaths from COVID-19, but one in three Texans are fully vaccinated, Texas Tribune reports. Hospitalizations and new cases continue to fall across the state.

The U.S. Secretary of Education discussed whether or not children should wear masks in schools moving forward, but with no vaccine cleared for children under 12, Sec. Miguel Cardona says following CDC guidance (which advises masks) is his best advice. WFAA has more.


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