COVID-19 Bulletin (23/11/21) – D Magazine
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins reported 382 new cases of COVID-19 and 14 deaths Monday.
The vaccination mandate for federal workers goes into effect, WFAA Reports. Executive Decree 14043 requires 3.5 million federal employees to show they are fully vaccinated by Nov. 22, to be considered compliant. Limited exemptions are available, however, workers who are not in compliance must begin a process of “counseling” which could ultimately result in their dismissal.
Study finds masks reduce new cases of COVID by 53%, FOX Reports 4. A to study published in the British Medical Journal concluded that the results are consistent with other research, indicating that hand washing, wearing a mask and physical distancing reduce the spread of COVID-19. The team says more research is needed “to assess the effectiveness of public health measures after obtaining adequate immunization coverage.”
54% of Texans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the Texas Tribune Reports. According to the census, an estimated 93 percent of Texans are eligible for a vaccine. However, the shooting administration in Texas has fallen behind due to geographic and demographic challenges. Texas has shifted responsibility for vaccinations from the state to smaller providers who have closer relationships with the community.