Coronavirus fears dip from April peak, but remain high, UT/TT Poll says

Texas voters are still concerned about the spread of the coronavirus in their communities, but not as worried as they were in April, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

In the latest survey, 40% said they are “extremely” or “very” concerned about the spread of infections; 30% said they were “not very” or “not at all” concerned. In April, 54% were extremely or very concerned, while 17% were unconcerned.

Their concerns about “you or someone you know” getting infected are similar: 44% are extremely or somewhat concerned, while 32% say they’re not very or not at all concerned. As with some other questions about the pandemic, concerns are higher in populations that have been hit harder by COVID-19. Among white voters, 37% are extremely or very concerned about themselves or people they know being infected. Among Black voters, 53% have high concern, and among Hispanic voters, 57%

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U.S. health officials believe coronavirus vaccine could be widely available by April

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Testifying before a senate committee Wednesday, United States health officials said they believed a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine would be ready for wide distribution by spring, 2021.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said it is possible there are 50 million doses available by November, 100-plus million available by December and about 700 million available by January.

Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reaffirmed this timeline to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, saying, “We will have the 700 million doses based on projection by late March, early April.”

Fauci explained that the vaccine will not be available “to a large proportion” of the population initially, and that it is likely that health care professionals and those with underlying conditions would be the first to receive immunization, once it

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