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  • New TMA Chart, Podcast Assess the COVID Risks of Various Holiday Activities

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    How risky is traveling over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house during a pandemic? Physicians of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) COVID-19 Task Force and TMA Committee on Infectious Diseases announce two new tools to help Texans enjoy holiday activities while avoiding things that pose the greatest risk of spreading COVID-19: A new infographic and podcast.

    TMA's New Know Your Risk This Holiday Season Chart  
  • COVID-19 Vaccine, Treatment Drug Offer Hope for Treating Patients

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    A COVID-19 vaccine candidate and an investigational drug treatment took major steps this week in the fight against the illness.

    COVID-19 Vaccine, Treatment Drug Moving Forward  
  • More than Ever, Flu Shots are Critical to a Healthy Texas

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    2020 has been a hard year. The COVID-19 pandemic has killed our loved ones, made many Texans sick, and upended our lives. Now we’re facing another big threat – flu season.

    Each year in the United States, the influenza (flu) virus kills or hospitalizes thousands of people and makes millions sick.

    Our physicians and other health care professionals remain busy caring for COVID-19 patients. They don’t want to start seeing lots of flu patients too. That could stretch our health care system to the breaking point. They want you to get the care you need, when you need it.

    You Have the Power
    to Prevent the Flu
     
  • Rio Grande Valley Responds to COVID-19 Surge

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    As the case numbers and fatalities shoot upward, as refrigerator trucks crank up their coolers in makeshift morgues, as ambulances wait for hours to unload patients, and as coronavirus-stricken physicians and nurses slip out of the workforce, elected officials in the poorest region of Texas are getting desperate.

    "Our Backs are to the Wall."  
  • “How Many More Are Coming?” What It’s Like Inside Hospitals as Coronavirus Grips Texas’ Rio Grande Valley

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    At midnight in South Texas, nearly every bed is full in a low-slung building housing some of the sickest COVID-19 patients near the U.S.-Mexico border.

    COVID-19 Cases
    Are Rapidly Rising
     
  • Help Parents Understand COVID-19 as Classes Resume

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    To help your patients or their parents answer questions about COVID-19 as school classes resume, TMA has created several documents for you to share.

    TMA Has Created Several Documents for You to Share  
  • Texas Physicians Encourage Plasma Donations to Fight COVID-19

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    Texas physicians are calling on COVID-19 coronavirus survivors to make a donation that can help others fight the infectious disease. Some former patients already have answered the call, and doctors and patients are seeing results of convalescent plasma treatments to fight COVID.

    Convalescent Plasma Emerges as Promising, Safe Treatment  
  • What’s More Risky for COVID-19, Going to a Bar or Opening the Mail?

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    Remember the board game Risk, where the goal was basically to take over the world?

    Well, let’s play Risk COVID-19, in which you try to guess which activities put people more at risk for contracting the coronavirus that causes the disease.

    Find the Answers Here  
  • Talk to Patients About: Vaccine vs. Natural Immunity

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    Vaccines are all about reducing the risk of getting a disease; anti-vaccine arguments are designed to downplay how risky those diseases can be.

    Vaccinate Your Child to Help Protect Them From Serious Illness and More  
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