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Last week, at least 89 Texas hospitals had no ICU beds. The state is about to break its hospitalization record for COVID-19. And only 46% of jeans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, while some 8 million eligible jeans have not received a single dose.
According to some measures, this wave of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations could be the worst in Texas. That’s why The Texas Tribune uses its text messaging service to help Texas residents stay informed of the latest COVID-19 news and trends. To register, send a “hello” text message to 512-967-6919, visit this page or enter your details below.
Here’s what you can expect: Crucial news about mask warrants, vaccine promoters, and more to keep you informed and safe as statewide hospitalizations increase.
We’re using a service called Subtext to help us make this happen to our audience. You can read more about Subtext here. It does not sell user data or phone numbers to advertisers or third parties.
This is the same service we used in February, when a winter storm destroyed much of the state’s power grid and left millions without heat or water. Our readers told us that they appreciated our updates regarding the text, and so far we have received positive feedback about our COVID-19 updates. We don’t know now what this service will look like going forward, but we would love the input from our audience. You can send us your feedback by email to email@example.com. Or you can send us a text message now.
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