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Portraits of the Pandemic

There are people who lost their jobs, who miss their family, who worry about their kids. These are the stories of ordinary Texans dealing with extraordinary circumstances.

By Texas Observer Staff Illustrations by Lindsay Mound August 31, 2020—Nearly six months into the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 600,000 Texans have been infect...Read More

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El ducto del coronavirus

Las deportaciones estadounidenses de migrantes han exportado Covid-19 a Guatemala y han provocado miedo, caos y el colapso de los ya frágiles servicios de salud.

El ducto del coronavirus Las deportaciones estadounidenses de migrantes han exportado Covid-19 a Guatemala y han provocado miedo, caos y el colapso de los ya fr...Read More

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The Coronavirus Pipeline

U.S. deportations of migrants have exported COVID-19 to Guatemala and prompted fear, chaos, and a collapse of already fragile health services.

The Coronavirus Pipeline U.S. deportations of migrants have exported COVID-19 to Guatemala and prompted fear, chaos, and a collapse of already fragile health se...Read More

Margo Jarvis takes part in video teleconference at Cohen Veteran's Network's on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, in Fayetteville, N.C. Since the pandemic began, the organization has pivoted their mental health services to telehealth at their 15 clinics across the United States. (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan) by

Telehealth Could be Great, if Texans Had Access to It

Remote health care has the potential to connect patients to doctors safely during shelter-in-place. So why do so many Texans remain disconnected?

Telehealth Could be Great, if Texans Had Access to It Remote health care has the potential to connect patients to doctors safely during shelter-in-place. So why...Read More

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Neglected in Care

Long before the coronavirus devastated nursing homes, inadequate staffing in for-profit Texas facilities endangered residents, leading to injuries and deaths.

Neglected in Care Long before the coronavirus devastated nursing homes, inadequate staffing in for-profit Texas facilities endangered residents, leading to inju...Read More

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He Removed Labels That Said ‘Medical Use Prohibited,’ Then Tried to Sell Thousands of Masks to Officials Who Distribute to Hospitals

Using TaskRabbit and Venmo, a Silicon Valley investor and his business partner had workers repackage non-medical KN95 masks so he could sell them to Texas emergency workers.

This article was originally co-published by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of powers. Lucas Rensko was making money through a popular...Read More

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