Texas Governor Abbott urges hospitals to postpone selective treatment due to a surge in COVID cases

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) Announcement On Monday, it will include several new initiatives to address the proliferation of COVID-19 infections. Ask the hospital to delay Unnecessary medical procedures to release beds for COVID-19 patients, and urge out-of-state healthcare professionals to assist in the proliferation of cases.

Important reason: Abbott is currently working to counter the epidemic of the coronavirus, but is categorically opposed to public health measures to mitigate the spread of the virus.

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State of play: Out-of-state health workers say they will be brought in to strengthen the operation of COVID-19, a reversal from state policy in July. Texas Tribune..

  • Abbott has also instructed state agencies to open more COVID-19 antibody infusion centers throughout the state to treat COVID-19 patients with therapeutic agents.

  • Abbott also instructed state agencies to “increase the availability of vaccination throughout the state,” according to a press release.

Big picture: The new measures did not include Abbott’s opposition reversal of public health restrictions.

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated.

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