First Briefing of 2021!


1. Any CDC, local health department, CCAOM or other agency updates?

US 20,061,818 confirmed cases close to 170,000 new cases in 24 hours 346, 925 deaths 2,428 new deaths in 24 hours

TX 1,568,034 confirmed cases 3,995 new cases in 24 hours 27,867deaths 96 new deaths in 24 hours Travis county 50, 595confirmed cases 547 deaths

- As of January 2, Texas has officially reported 1,568,034 confirmed cases and 209,212 probable cases of COVID-19 in the state. Over the past seven days, the state has seen an average of 13,480 new confirmed cases and 2,593 new probable cases each day.

Harris County has the most confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 239,657. When adjusted for population though, other counties rise to the top, notably Childress, Hale, Culberson, Lubbock and Potter Counties. The second map below shows the rate of cases per 1,000 people, using July 2019 population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

-AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas health officials are giving local pharmacies the go-ahead to start vaccinating those in Phase 1B for COVID-19 while Phase 1A is still underway. However, many pharmacies say they are not yet prepared or willing to vaccinate those in Phase 1B. Supplies are still limited for many, and providers want to make sure they are able to fully vaccinate each phase before moving on to the next.

Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner Dr. John Hellerstedt released the following statement to local providers with shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine:

“All providers that have received COVID-19 vaccine must immediately vaccinate healthcare workers, Texans over the age of 65 and people with medical conditions that put them at a greater risk of severe disease or death from COVID-19. No vaccine should be kept in reserve.”

-Related in the news this morning there is a consideration of delaying the second dose of vaccine so more people can get the first dose. Many pros and cons being considered with this.

2.Updates on any action items:

Stephanee and her team did a great job getting the huge task of inventory at both stores completed! Great job!

3. Communication for our AOMA community? Any new issues?

-There are 3 bags of groceries in the food pantry, although not bad if anyone is able to donate please do so that we can be sure and help anyone in the AOMA community in need.

4. Good news, positive experiences in last 24 hours

January is:

National Bath Safety Month

National Blood Donor Month

National Braille Literacy Month

National Hobby Month

Hot Tea Month

National Oatmeal Month

National Soup Month

January 4 is:

National Missouri Day

National Spaghetti Day

National Trivia Day

National Thank God It’s Monday Day – First Monday in January

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