Bellaire - Meyerland - West U Edition | June 2020

BELLAIRE MEYERLAND WEST UNIVERSITY EDITION

VOLUME 2, ISSUE 2  JUNE 2JULY 6, 2020

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BY HUNTER MARROW COVID19 leaves imprint on local providers

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$202.6B Amount the U.S. health care system is projected to lose March 1 to June 30:

$380M Total aid received by Houston health care providers under the CARES Act:

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Texas Medical Center is one health institution among many aected by COVID19. (Courtesy Texas Medical Center) SOURCES: AMERICAN HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTIONCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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Safety, security debates ensue over voting during coronavirus BY SHAWN ARRAJJ Harris County, local candidates prepare for July runos

“I don’t see this conict going away regardless of whatever is resolved for July. [There] could be a whole new slew of disagreements and tensions for the November election.” RENEE CROSS, SENIOR DIRECTOR OF THE HOBBY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

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time May 26, neither lawsuit has been resolved, and courts have put tempo- rary rulings on hold as the suits work their ways through the appeals pro- cess. As a result, mail ballots will con- tinue to only be available to certain populations—including people age 65 and older and disabled people— according to state ocials. Ocials with the Texas Democratic Party and the American Civil Liberties CONTINUED ON 20

As the July 14 primary runo elec- tion approaches in Texas, several law- suits are playing out across the state over who does and does not get to vote by mail during the coronavirus pandemic. Lawsuits in both state and federal courts have been led with the goal of ensuring any registered voter who lacks immunity to the coronavirus can vote by mail. However, as of press

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