Bellaire - Meyerland - West U Edition | May 2020

BELLAIRE MEYERLAND WEST UNIVERSITY EDITION

VOLUME 2, ISSUE 1  MAY 5JUNE 1, 2020

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Houston doctors, engineers search for ways to turn the tide against COVID19

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BY HUNTER MARROW

“If all goes well, we estimate that we may have a COVID19 vaccine candidate ready for Phase 1 human clinical trials in a year from now, which is when we predict the safety trial for the SARS vaccine still will be running.” Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi, associate dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital researchers are developing a COVID-19 vaccine.

COURTESY BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

UT Health analyzed several risk factors, including age, demographics and the prevalence of other pre-existing conditions, to identify where people are most susceptible to severe complications of COVID-19. mapping I N C R E A S E D R I S K <3% 3%-4% 5% 6% 7%-14% At-risk population

Health, demographics reveal Houston’s potential coronavirus vulnerabilities BY EMMA WHALEN

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from home and home-school her son. “She is the only person who leaves our home,” she said. “And I want to minimize her risk.” Rodriguez, a lifelong resident of Gulf- ton and president of its super neigh- borhood, spends much of her time

When the Metropolitan Transit Sys- tem of Harris County began reporting conrmed cases of coronavirus among drivers, Gulfton resident Sandra Rodri- guez told her mother she would begin driving her to and fromwork every day, despite her own responsibility to work

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