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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Maine DOE updates color-coded guide for schools, all counties remain green except for two

AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) – The Department of Education has updated its color codes for schools that guide them on safely returning to class.

Oxford County went from green to yellow.

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Oxford County went from green to yellow.

Oxford County went from green to yellow.

York County’s color remains yellow.

All of the other counties stayed green. However, officials continue to monitor Androscoggin County due to the increase of COVID-19 cases there.

York County moved from green to yellow last week with the increase in COVID-19 cases there.

Green means a low risk of coronavirus spread allowing for in-person instruction.

A yellow designation suggests an elevated risk of COVID-19 spread, and schools should consider hybrid learning.

Many schools in the state are already taking that approach.

Red means there’s a high risk with

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Health official says majority of Americans “remain susceptible” to COVID-19

Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) Robert Redfield (front) speaks during a press conference with members of the White House coronavirus task force in the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on March 2, 2020. CDC announced Monday that there are currently 91 cases of COVID-19 in the country, up from just 60 cases a day ago. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said on Wednesday that a majority of Americans remain susceptible to COVID-19.

“CDC is in the process of a very large, sequential study across the entire United States, measuring serology,” Redfield told the Senate Health Committee during a hearing. “The preliminary results on the first round show that a majority of our nation – more than 90% of the population – remains susceptible.”

“It varies in different geographic parts from states,” he

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