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Fresh update on "houston" discussed on Straight Outta Vegas with RJ Bell
"Listen live. This is patron, and I have a podcast called playing around. I used to play professional golf. Now you see me blunting Mike. My bid on the INSTAGRAM. We talk about golf. We talk about life. You never really know where we're going to go with this. which makes it exciting also terrifying 'cause I'm just telling all of my deepest darkest secrets because I have no filter, listen to around on the iheartradio APP on Apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcast. I'm RJ BELL WE ARE STRAIGHT OUT OF VEGAS and I'm Jonas. Voice view the fan so RJ. The big story out of the NBA over the past twenty four hours was the announcement from Russell Westbrook of the Houston Rockets. It is tested positive for corona virus. He and James Harden have yet to travel to Orlando with the team James Harden stating that he feels fine, but he will probably wait to travel. When Russell Wilson Clears. His coronavirus task had to Orlando later on. Yes, a Westbrook. Certainly has it Jones let me ask you the the show cynic? Why isn't harden with his team? Little strange I mean any other stars in the NBA. That's not with their team right now I. Don't think so. I mean irving in durant are the biggest ones, but they're injured i. mean why the and maybe let me restate that. Are there any stars who plan on who are expected to play? Not with their team. Harden Westbrook are the only ones and Westberg obviously rightfully so right? Does. That mean I mean it doesn't seem likely hard and would have it and not mention it because. If westbrook is mentioning it like it's not like it some huge. Oh my gosh, if they both meaning. The cover up would be much worse than whatever they were trying to protect by. Not Explaining Harden, has it? This would make sense to me. It makes no sense because. It's so competitive meaning. There's eight games left right now. The rockets are number six and the West. But they literally are tied with the. Thunder exact same record, so they're five and six. The Jazz. Rockets are down one game from the four position. and. They're only three or three back. From the nuggets. So literally the rockets could be the third seed. But you know what the rockets are also high with the mavs. So seven, six, five and four are within one game in the West in the win column. The Jazz Thunder Rockets mavs. One game separates them. And only two more games to get to third. I get the whole. Homefield advantage is not pertinent. Does not exist in the Bible. The seating doesn't matter as much, but you know what does who you're going to play. The reality is. How horrible would it be? Let me ask you, Jones. How horrible would it be? For the rockets title chances. And Remember Darryl Mores been going around when first things first talking about, we should win it this year. The stake seem pretty high. It was a heck of a bad day made. Trained for Westbrook. If they have to open up at the seven seed. Clippers in row. One round one is beaten Cohi-. It makes things harder. What do you think would be a lot harder? And the rockets are actually the team. One of the teams that I'm most fascinated to watch in this new reinvented NBA. Because all we've heard about is how James Harden Laden. Season starts to wear down because of how controlling. He is with the basketball and his style of play well that. That always had all this time off so within regular season. It feels like this would be the time to work Houston and if they were to get, hot could be a team. You'd really have to deal with them. Not being there is concerning, and they're the biggest favored other than the big three I mean. It's obviously Lakers it's obviously clippers. It's obviously bucks. The next favorites Houston Yeah. And one more thing to think about, and this is true. I mean it just. If any teen needed the extra training camp the extra eight game. It's a team that made such a major trade like Houston to get. Those players congealed and cohesive. It's vital. They get time together so the fact that this is preventing Westbrook and now hard, not being there. Is. Fishy I think there's more to the story. Straight OUTTA VEGAS is brought to you by auto zone autozone more ways. He'd get what you need. When you need it with their free same day, pick up. You can play shorter online and grab what you need. Today at more than fifty seven hundred autozone locations in store curbside visit autozone dot, com today to start your job fast. Get in the zone autozone. If you missed any of today's show, you can check out the podcast to Fox. Sports radio DOT COM. We are straight. Outta Vegas back tomorrow six PM Eastern. Time right here on Fox. Sports radio. IHEART radio is your source for the best most unique golf podcast around full of insight and great conversations like playing around with me page Rene. Hang Caney podcast the shack show with me. 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Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings players first two to break NBA quarantine at Disney bubble ahead of restart
"To different players, rockets, Bruno Combo Chlo and the Kings were start homes. Excuse me, Rashad Holmes, both after quarantine now for 10 more days after exiting the quarantine bubble down in Orlando, they broke protocol. It was Holmes who actually went out to pick up a A Postmates order, and now he's going to be quarantined for 10 more days. More news at a major
Fresh update on "houston" discussed on Big Al and JoJo
"Our top story word that Jefferson County is lifting evacuation orders at five. Forever green residents. About 1000 homes have been evacuated for 24 hours now because of the 50 acre Elephant Butte Fire. Governor Pola says Don't be like Texas, Florida and Arizona. When it comes to Corona virus. He's worried as new cases and hospitalization slowly rise in our state. The Sunday Houston Chronicle had 48 pages of obituaries. More than 40 Florida hospitals don't have any available. I C u beds. Arizona hospitals are also stress, the governor says. That's what can happen here. If we become complacent. We simply can't get comfortable because as we saw with Texas and.
"houston" Discussed on Houston Matters
"Young look more like the. Female when they come out so that they're not triggering all the other male cardinals and so that they can ease into the world a little more gently so it could have been a young of the year. They're certainly out and about or it could have been a female Cardinal, but that's not a not an uncommon siding. It could be that you're you're you'RE HABITAT air? Your landscaping is getting enough structure. Cardinals will need some kind of shelter. You know it's not a not an open country bird. It needs some need some shrubbery. So it could be your landscaping, or some habitat is finally Gotten up high enough so that they can support cardinals, or it could be passing through looking for a new spot. Michigan point out now that we're I'm hosting them from home and now that we're talking about birds. That's got my cat's attention, so he's a rope. Come through the room here. He's very attentively listening now to Houston matter so get some callers we want to get to Let's see we've got a caller. Let's see let's go to Greg from Kingwood. A Greg thanks for calling. What's your question? Hi we've noticed it like. This is the second year in a row. real drop off in the amount of hummingbird activity in June and July. you know when we first moved down here with you know they were constant year. You know summer route, but has there been a drop off population in. Hummingbird. They they rebound a little bit and August. Or is it just they don't like our yard and. Also how how has the white nose affected baths in the area? We have a bad house. We haven't really seen anything in the last couple of years. Anyway I'll listen off air. Thanks, good show. In! Thank you so much for that call actually. We had a little technical SNAFU and we've got gibbons. Dropped off the line, so we'll get him back on the line here in just a moment. Listening to Houston matters the Michael Hegarty. We've been talking with Dr Richard Gibbons who's with the Houston Audubon Organization. He's been answering your bird. Related Questions at talk at Houston Matters Dot Org many of them about hummingbirds and We appreciate everyone who's called in and Ben commented on this segment one of the many segments do with experts around the community answering your questions and helping you understand what's going on in your community and again talking with Dr Richard Gibbons of the Houston Audubon Organization. Also we want to remind you that we have a signal working on here in the next couple of weeks, looking for people to share their positive stories. Of experiences with the healthcare providers in our community with its first responders or nurses or doctors, and whether it's Covid, nineteen, related or not, We'd love to hear your stories just just as a way of saying, thank you to all those who work so well and did diligently in our community so we'd love to.
Fresh update on "houston" discussed on PBS NewsHour
"Relentless rise of covert 19 cases has dominated another day in this summer of 2020 more states or setting records for infections and deaths and more moving to curb activities again. Lisa Desjardin reports on the day's developments. In Florida, the deadliest day yet from the Corona virus, with 132 deaths, a 10% increase from its previous record. Republican governor Ron De Santis has defended reopening. But today he sounded a somber note. People are apprehensive people are hurting. This virus has affected every Floridians. Life in one way or another. Florida is part of a trio of high population hot spots along with California and Texas. Those three states reported 30,000 new virus cases yesterday alone. This as local leaders across the country are rethinking their moves to re open. Officials outside Houston in Fort Bend County, Texas, have decided school this fall will open with online learning on Lee. We cannot tell this virus what we will and will not do. The virus will teach us what is safe and what is prudent to do. In California. The same decision with even more impact. Officials in Los Angeles and San Diego announced classrooms will stay closed online learning on Lee when school starts that affects more than 800,000 students. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. We have never had a CZ, many people infected or infectious. We've never had as many recorded positive cases each day. And we've never had as many people in the hospital as there are tonight as I speak to you in Los.
"houston" Discussed on Houston Matters
"This is Houston matters on Michael Hagerty the other afternoon I was with my family in the backyard in Los House and heard this raspy sounding bird kind of up in the trees, Senate perturbed in a women. Sure exactly what it was couldn't quite get a good look at it and still not sure what it was odds are it was nothing remarkable, and maybe I'm still ill informed about what lives around me, but I don't like staying that way and I like getting answers, so we have some help here to your questions about the birds you encounter in greater. Houston Dr Richard Gibbons the Conservation Director at Houston Audubon Dr Richard Gibbons Welcome to Houston matters. Thank you so much Michael. It's good to be here and am happy to help with any questions you have Would you like me to start with your with your backyard observation? Yeah, and I let me just remind people talk at Houston. Matters Dot Org. We've got a few emails already and our phone number seven, one, three, four, zero, eight seventy. Yeah, it was kind of it was smaller than like a hawk, maybe a little raspy sounding, but kind of reminded me of the sound of a hawk, but smaller. It usually a raspy repeated. that it sounds like an alarm call, so there may be. There is a Predator around life. And what birds will do is they will call to arm all of their other bird friends, and and inter species flock around and say hey all. There's a Predator here. We need to all come in and let it now that we know where it is and that it needs. It needs to just move on we. We got the drop on them. So. It sounds like that. That may have an alarm call. Often, it's like. Something like that for have. It's a really common Like the Carolina Wren. We'll do that especially. In a lot of the other species like tufted, sit mouse, or Carolina Chickadee, or even downy woodpeckers that we have in town. You know they will. All they dumped ends up over there I better. Go check it out. May feel threatened by our our toddler, running round in the backyard and splashing capable I. Don't know I feel like that's a good chance. We had a couple of emails about hummingbirds I wanted to get to. Meredith right, so they had a small hummingbird feeding my yellow Lantana about nine thirty PM. The other night I read that is not uncommon where there's lighting during warm Wa-. We're when there's lighting during warm weather. What type of humming bird would you suppose we're seeing? I would say all most definitely like ninety nine point nine nine nine percent that is really throated numbered. That's our only breeding Hummingbird this time of year in the wintertime we may get. Four or five six additional wintering species, but that are coming sometimes up from the south, and definitely from the West. but this time of year they're all really through and before, too long will start getting those migrants coming back south from eastern North America that will will be passing through the Greater Houston area. Another hummingbird related question. Gerry rights. What do I need to do to attract hummingbirds to my backyard I have feeders and their enough thing. Get question. We get this one quite a bit First of all You don't need to add any red eye or anything like that. If you have a feeder out, but is putting up. pollinator-friendly species things like Oh, Gosh, the several natives Devine's trumpeter vine I mean there's a whole long list I would send people to either bird friendly, HOUSTON or to Houston Audubon website, and we've got a whole section on on a plant list of species, and even have a nursery for those kind of plants, but If you plant the right plan, then they will come You can also supplement with a theater at the twenty percent mixture of sugar to water, and to put that up in a in a safe place, just hanging from a tree or go to your your local birds door. To get some of the the hardware eaters. They're just about everywhere. And he put that up and as long as your neighbors aren't running slightly higher concentration than he shed yet. Some birds coming into your yard. This is Houston Matters Michael Hegarty talking with Dr. Richard Gibbons Houston Audubon. He's answering your bird related questions now at seven, one, three, four, four, zero, eight, hundred, seventy, or talk Houston, matters dot org another email we got from a listener, she says Melissa writes I saw a flock of seven or eight green parrots this morning near Foxwood and Grove would. This is the timber Grove area inside of Loop Sixteen. She says. What can you tell us about this sighting? Well. How cool is it that we have These parakeets in Houston their history is this is a southern south. American species that was they escaped from either cages were people release them But this is a monk parakeet, and in the southern parts of north, America. These monk parakeets which are highly social They have figured out a way to build their. You know their big stick nest all across town and we. We get to hear their raucous calls from time to time and so they are feral. These are wild living. Birds that are have figured out a way to carve out some niche space in Houston so count yourself lucky. You See I. Know What our Houston Auburn Raptor Education Center by him by you. they come to the feeders every day and I. I suspect. That's true for a lot of people that run bird feeders. Air They're smart birds, and and they've figured out. Another email from Pat, who says I've seen red vented baubles here in Montrose. That's a hadn't heard that name before. She says. Here she says if you have seen a black cardinal with a red spot under its Ren. That is the South Asian Bird. How big has the community of red vented bulls gotten in the heights? Cool that's a great question now I. Don't know how big that I can tell you that. It's definitely expanding and globally the red vented Bulbul they are considered exotic invasive species and someplace, and so they they are very successful and I know that Dan Brook at the Houston Museum of Natural, science and others have They started trying to get volunteers out Houston. Audubon help organized volunteers, and we try to do a survey bread collins out at the at club. Would he also helped coordinate that leave that for the most part survey to find out how many are and what they found is when they send people out there. What we thought was their core area. It's definitely banding out in the Houston area, so I suspect we'll have more and more people. They're going to say hey. I've got this weird looking bird. It's got a crash. It's really dark. It's about the size of a day or a cardinal and and I. Don't know what it is so if you know your birds, that's one that you're going to see that you're not used to, and there aren't any other places in the US that I'm aware of where red vented. Bulbul has taken such a strong hold. Just a couple of days ago. I should say this is an email from Kelly. She says Kelly says. Here she says just a couple of days ago. I saw and heard a cardinal in my beach side yard on the West. End of Galveston might be. It might have been a juvenile as it was not entirely bright red was it lost? But no, I don't think so cardinals are there common on Galveston Island they. Share the. They're actually diamorphine so the females. You know they're all colors, so that creditors won't see them if they're brooding. Eh, so the more of a drab color, a.
Fresh "HOUSTON" from Michael Berry
"Well, our parade of upper nineties rolls on boy, the whole state of Texas under heat a words just a few counties not under heat alerts. And that's the case across much of the Gulf Coast here for Wednesday and Thursday. Very warm night time. Lo here tonight, 80 degrees and another hot one tomorrow 97 with heat alerts across Texas, and he didn't seize at and above 105 meteorologist Scott Lawrimore. The weather Channel 98 feels like 108 under hazy sunshine of the TR H top tax defender. There's 24 hour Weather Center H news time. Five. Hold one. Our top story. The Army's Covert task force isn't Houston to assist local hospitals. With the recent rise in cases they're using a vacant wing at United Memorial Medical Center in the Acres homes area. Doctors say that's an area that's been hit hard by the virus. We're bringing few physicians, everything, a lot of nurses there, reading medics. Manpower. What we need to provide better.
Texas GOP votes to hold convention online after legal fight
"Texas Republican Convention has officially been moved from Houston Online after two failed legal challenges Monday. Last Wednesday, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner terminated the contract between the GOP and the George R. Brown Convention Center due to the surge of the Corona virus pandemic After legal failures, GOP Lead counsel Wade Emmert convinced the executive committee to move on from holding an in person convention. It is my opinion that we are at that point that after two denial Ls. There is not a Bible legal remedy. On Monday night, the GOP executive committee voted 53 to 4 to approve plans for an online convention beginning Thursday. The runoff election is scheduled for today. The primary run offs were originally scheduled for May but were postponed because of the pandemic on the Democratic ballot. The most high profile contest is between M. J. Hagar and Royce West to see which one will run against incumbent GOP US Senator John Cornyn this fall. Meantime, three bear count Voting locations will be closed during today's primary runoff elections because the teams assigned to work them refused to show up. During the pandemic. There will be 214 votes centre's open for today's run offs instead of 217 in person. Voting at the open sites can be done from 7 a.m. to 7
US Army medical task force arrives in Houston to help fight coronavirus surge, officials say
"To to help help local local hospitals hospitals struggling struggling to to keep keep up up with with the the recent recent rise rise in in cases. cases. Dr Dr David David Per, Per, says says it'll it'll soon soon begin begin transferring transferring patients patients to an empty wing and United Methodist medicals are United Memorial Medical Center and set up another facility in the Willowbrook area. We're getting some support to open up 1/3 medical resort and the medical resorts remind you is a nursing home that has been vacated and is similar used to take care of patients who have been hospitalized and are improving and just aren't quite ready to go home. The city of Houston reported an additional 1500 positive cases over the weekend and eight additional death springing the city's death toll to 277. Thie, owner of Houston seen Arnold's brewing
Houston Rockets' Russell Westbrook Says He Tested Positive For COVID-19
"The Rockets. Russell Westbrook tested positive, but he didn't travel with his Houston teammates to Orlando. Where the MBA says only two of 322 players there have tested
Texas Supreme Court denies Texas GOP's appeal to hold in-person convention this week in Houston
"And in person convention for Texas. Republicans Cancelled over Corona Virus The Texas Supreme Court dismissed an appeal today sought by the state's Republican Party. The GOP convention was scheduled to begin Thursday. Houston's downtown convention center Houston Democratic Mayor Sylvester Turner said last week it directed city lawyers to terminate the contract because he believed the event could not be held safely. You denied his decision was politically motivated
Time to make masks mandatory? It's not just a US debate
"Recent health as the virus officials confirmed pandemic continue cases continues pleading of cope with blasting Americans with nineteen the to U. take S. precautions a at debate US is as military raging the nation bases grapples over whether on Japan's with mask the world's Okinawa worst should be corona required virus have grown pandemic to more in than New ninety York yesterday we were the Florida first okay now state what shattered officials to start the national say record thirty mandatory for two the biggest more cases single masks day jump have and been governor confirmed in a Andrew state's Cuomo new at the confirmed onions says cases it marine worked corps with we more had air than the fifteen worst station spike thousand bringing the total officials to per be capita in all Houston ninety on are urging the across globe the the nation's installation fourth and biggest and three we city brought other to be bases it locked down that down with again a new the island's confirmed governor as cases Texas has surging talked continues with in her setting the commander state virus university of case and of the Florida marine death records epidemiologist expeditionary amid force Cindy the outbreak prince demanding admiral says there Brett should the sure US be walk no military question from the White increased House we need coronavirus everyone disease wearing masks prevention task force princess measures says while stop it's absolutely many sending local personnel essential governments from are the for mainland requiring Americans US masks to wear masks states to Okinawa in public and and the especially federal seal government the bases in hot must spots do more Okinawa if we don't the debate have is home that continues we to more will in not than Europe a hall get control as well of of ours around France sure fifty why says thousand on it's ABC's now American considering this troops week requiring based a day in Japan after masks president for under indoor trump a bilateral wore public a mask places security in public pact for British the first prime I'm minister time Charles Boris de Johnson's Ledesma Sager urging mag ani residents Washington to where they made tight indoor spaces but not making it mandatory soccer make ani Washington
US grapples with pandemic as its origins are traced in China
"Recent health officials confirmed continue cases pleading of cope with Americans with nineteen to take precautions at US as military the nation bases grapples on Japan's with the world's Okinawa worst corona virus have grown pandemic to more than ninety yesterday Florida okay now what shattered officials the national say record thirty for two the biggest more cases single day jump have been confirmed in a state's new at the confirmed onions cases marine corps with more air than fifteen station thousand bringing the total officials to be in all Houston ninety are urging across the the nation's installation fourth and biggest three city other to be bases locked that down again the island's governor as Texas has talked continues with setting the commander virus of case and the marine death records expeditionary amid force the outbreak demanding admiral Brett the sure US walk military from the White increased House coronavirus disease prevention task force measures says stop it's absolutely sending personnel essential from the for mainland Americans US to wear masks to Okinawa in public and especially seal the bases in hot spots Okinawa if we don't have is home that we to more will not than a hall get control of of ours around sure fifty why thousand on ABC's American this troops week based a day in Japan after president under trump a bilateral wore a mask security in public pact for the first I'm time Charles de Ledesma Sager mag ani Washington
US grapples with pandemic as its origins are traced in China
"Health officials continue pleading with Americans to take precautions as the nation grapples with the world's worst corona virus pandemic yesterday Florida shattered the national record for the biggest single day jump in a state's new confirmed cases with more than fifteen thousand officials in Houston are urging the nation's fourth biggest city to be locked down again as Texas continues setting virus case and death records amid the outbreak admiral Brett sure walk from the White House coronavirus task force says it's absolutely essential for Americans to wear masks in public especially in hot spots if we don't have that we will not get control of ours sure why on ABC's this week a day after president trump wore a mask in public for the first time Sager mag ani Washington
Dallas COVID-19 testing support to be extended
"Department of Health and Human Services, extending support for community based testing in Dallas and Houston as taxes continues to deal with a surgeon covert 19 cases. The update from K R. Oldies out on Sky Governor Greg Abbott says the state is committed to providing ample testing to contain a recent surge in covert 19 cases the rate of tests coming back positive in Texas past 16% for the first time this weekend. Abbot extended his statewide disaster declaration Friday and said additional closures might be necessary if the number of new cases does not drop. Dallas County reported more than 1100 cases Sunday and has had more than 1000 new cases each of the past 10 days. A total of 451 people have died in Dallas County, and 1/3 of those have been connected to a long term care facilities. We've got a link to locations and requirements for covert 19 testing at dot com. Alan Sky, a news radio 10 80 year old and again the
"houston" Discussed on Houston Matters
"Protective of their patients privacy. now if someone can gain access. To their systems and an MD Anderson has had some privacy errors along the way you know people, losing computing, devices or storage devices, and then the problem is when someone loses patient data You know. We don't know we don't know what's going to happen with the data on the time. It's you know it's like a laptop Casaus. That you know pond at the local pawn shop or you know gone through and sort through to. You know up in people's lives in some way. We just have no often yeah, once that information's out there it's out there and can be passed along to numerous folks long long forever really. Exactly so so the answer to these problems is we have to become you know better to stadiums for for digital data this the way we're good students for physical data and that means that. A the systems has to resign with the idea of mine. That data leakage is a paramount concern. but at the same time it has to interrupt trouble. We need complicated issues. you want your medical records open and be accurate. The minute you you know, and now we talk about telemedicine or or or or some sort of online medicine. You know we want our healthcare practitioners to know you know our chart. Know what medications were on when you want them to see the interactions. Interactions between them all these things and we want it available to them, but we also wanted to know nicely zipped up and put away, so it's not going to be accessed by someone else. Who is an authorized and it's just know the software is very complicated, and when they'll complex software, the avenues for for the subversion or breach, or any of these problems, becomes very high. This is Houston matters the Michael Hegarty. We're talking with Dr Chris Bronc from the University of Houston about cybersecurity in the healthcare world, and we welcome your questions and comments at talk at Houston Matters Dot, Org, or seven, one, three, four, four, zero, eight, hundred, seventy, seven, one, three, four, zero, eight seventy. Have you ever had an issue with her concern about the security of your personal information in the healthcare world? We welcome your story. Your other questions and comments Dr Bronco. Are there ways that healthcare information systems mentioned that you know the treatment devices that sort of thing or the just patient databases I mean they more vulnerable. There's some vulnerabilities that are specific to the healthcare industry. I mean the the issue is the healthcare industry if there are two kinds of computing in healthcare industry they're the jar computers like we see in any other industry, PC's basically and servers on the back end that that operate. Differently than most sectors of the that's the general. Area where you know, doctor walks in with a tablet or a laptop. And those devices every. Every one of those devices is going over cycles going to have issues vulnerabilities. Need to be patched I mean and when you look at a massive healthcare system like something like memorial, Hermann here in Houston. You're talking about thousands and thousands of generic. That have to be. Adequately locked up. They have to be you know constantly maintained and that ends up. So you know you might say oh well, we have a terrific savings by going digital, but that digital infrastructure has a level of upkeep that is very high, and when you can't tolerate mistakes that means you really have to constantly chase down problems, and that means is there's an it component to health care. That didn't exist ten years ago. It's out there now. and you know the really hard part is confederated so you you know you might have you know. Data in a system like memorial, Hermann or Kelsey she will one of these big healthcare providers be also might see a clinician or some sort of specialist who is running a one person shop and it's the you know the doctor, a couple of source staff and that's it. And somebody's gotta be cast with making sure you know all the computers in this office or up to date you know. Maybe there was just a new vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that came out. They have to handle that immediately. and it's those kinds of issues, and then on top of it is the software that runs that does strictly the the medical data piece, and that also has to be properly maintained them that has patches and releases, and all sorts of things, too, so you start compounding this across. These systems I mean, and you know I, I have family who did a lot of received a lot of Care Karen, Duke University's Healthcare System, and and do 'cause very good at putting out software that allows you to see your own charts. See Your own data, but it's using the Internet and you know if you're the devices in some way compromise, not data might spill, so it's just there's so many possible and potential points of failure in the infrastructure itself that means that people will potentially have. An Avenue into to getting data whether on a server and a hospital someplace. on a on a PC and a doctor's office or on your own. You know cell phone or tablet This is this is the scope of the problem and imagine yeah. There's a lot of conveniences that are created by the digitisation of things. Now you go to A. Clinic in one system. Let's say your general practitioner and and then go to a specialist and go to someone else in, and it's nicer. They're all if they're in the same system that your your data and your health records and stuff comes with you. You don't have to reenter all that stuff, and that's one of the great things about this, but then that means those are vulnerabilities at each of those places then. Exactly and when we start getting into really highly specialized data driven medicine, so you know the the the the you know you look at the massive. investigative and and research response to to so you know Colbert. Nineteen issues a lot of this is genetic data and for someone. It's one thing for people to know that you know I'm I'm taking a medication for chronic condition? You know what my allergy till is. You know from my doctor. It's quite another for you know. Elements of my my my my genetic makeup to be no gettable and this is where you know things. You know the scenario for something like that. Is You know I have a chronic condition that's going to lead to? some sort of degenerative affecting time. Let's say I'm going to become. mentally I'll all our mental decline at some point That's something that I don't want show. It's a world right because you know that going to affect my job. Is it going to affect my capacity to earn a living you know? Would an employer say well I know that you're GonNa? You'RE GONNA have Alzheimer's. Teen years so I'm just going to save the trouble on fire you now. That's kind of our nightmare scenario as oh, you have a genetic predisposition to cancer. Well we're. GonNa void, you I mean that's where you get into. This kind of token. got kind of.
Houston cancels Texas GOP convention
"Of this month. News A, says Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, a Democrat, sparked a political firestorm this past week when he pulled the plug on the Texas Republican Party convention. Convention was scheduled to take place this coming week in Houston said he's been hit hard station says by covert 19 and the mayor said he didn't want the GOP meeting to go on for health and safety reasons. Travis County Republican chair Matt McCoy Jack tells news There was no perfect option here. There are risks to doing it. And not like this. You have people coming in from all over the state of Texas, perhaps bring Corona virus with them if they're asymptomatic, but more importantly, by congregating together, even if you do it as safely as possible. You could contract the virus. Get back to wherever you live and again, he said the Republican convention had gone beyond Houston's public health guidelines in preparation, including canceling events, adding hand sanitizer stations, temperature checks and encouraging but not requiring attendees to wear masks. The station ads now Republicans are fighting legally to still hold their convention. At least two lawsuits have been filed
‘We opened too quickly, too soon’: Houston Mayor Turner proposes a shutdown as city’s COVID-19 case count rises
"Says says quote quote We've We've opened opened too too quickly quickly too too soon. soon. The The mayor mayor proposing proposing a a shutdown shutdown is is the the city's city's Koven. Koven. 19 19 case case count count rises. rises. Step back Couple. Let's look at the numbers. Look at the data see where things are, and then gradually move forward again, especially when we're talking about sending our kids back to school, and it makes no sense. Turner's comments. Kane is the Corona virus cases in the city and the state have reached record levels. Daily deaths have risen and hospitals have also seen an increasing the number of patients with covert 19 state of Texas reporting Another 10,350 won cases as of Saturday. Greg Abbott
Houston-area school districts will release reopening plans for the upcoming school year next week
"The area and the state are considering plans for the upcoming school year and whether students will return to the classroom. Many local district's plan to announce their plans this week. Yesterday in
Mac Power Users: The Notes Roundup
"Let's start with you. Know the one the default for so many people and that's the apple notes up. Yeah, and if you had told somebody ten years ago, Hey, in a decade apple is to be really good, and everyone's just gonNa use it because it's on the phone and the computer and everything you may have been laughed out of the room. Young 'cause the apples history to get rid is now is full of bad ideas. Yeah, I would've just L.. O. L.. L. O., L. L. O. L. IN MERCKER Felton sent it to you. Yeah, and I think of anything. So, way back in the day on the Mac. Apple added both notes and reminders to the mail application. I guess you could see that you have like. Oh, I can make a reminder a note out of the sandbox message or something I never one of those things to be mixed. And it did so using weird I met folders, and so you kind of have them on your other devices. That was really really hit or miss, and it was only in the mail APP for a few versions of Mac Os ten, and then it slowly. Away think apple realize no one was using it. While also I have to the the. Team didn't have the I cloud backbone at the time. Oh No, no, we're talking like. That was even before dropbox so psyched they're like. HOW'RE WE GONNA SINK? These notes and somebody said Hey. Let's use I'm APP which. Is Really Putting a square peg into a round hole, probably with a lot of force, but it did kind of work. I never used it either because I never trusted your. We're talking like Mac os ten Tiger Leopard. I mean way way back in the day. But that came and went, and the original iphone showed up, and it had notes APP you made a marker felt joke a second ago. That was the font used. which is like the one step classier than Comic Sans? I think just my personal typeface feelings. I'm not sure, but it's definitely I'm not sure it's classier. But the it's really funny that that APP came out of Apple. Let's just say that. Right. It didn't sink with anything eventually you got I map sinking, but I think the idea was the original iphone. NO THIRD PARTY APPS Houston to place to like. Something really quickly and in those early days I used it on the iphone on occasion, but once there were third party applications on the phone. Apple notes really just really fell behind. It really got to a point where. No one who needed any real features could use it because it was so simple and so basic. But then things started getting better in Iowa nine. That was the big release where we kind of got very one of apple notes as we know it today, yeah, I, mean thinks in just kind of better. It was I. Remember walking out of that keynote, thinking what the heck just happened to apple notes. It was like they fired the old one into the sun. And out of that the Phoenix flu, you know and it was. Brand new APP with an actual sinking platform that made sense. The marker felt was gone. It had organization and it was supposed to work on all your devices, and it was like I. Guess Apple had been paying attention to all these third party apps and finally said okay. We can do this, too. Yeah and Iowa's. I'M GONNA put in the show notes Federico's I was on review. Because when you look at it, it is clearly the foundation they've built on ever since and in the. I guess five years or so since Iowa's nine, they've added so many features. You can use it to scan documents and you can do a lot of sharing. Were Talk About Apple? Pencil stuff showed up. And that continues to get better. It really gave them a modern base to work from, and it's on the MAC now, and that wasn't true. In Iowa's nine. It took I think another year for the MAC version to catch up, but is now everywhere including the Web I cloud dot com. And it's it's pretty Dang good.
‘We opened too quickly, too soon’: Houston Mayor Turner proposes a shutdown as city’s COVID-19 case count rises
"Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner now says we open too quickly too soon. The mayor proposes a shut down his city's covered 19 case count rises. Turner's comments came is Corona virus cases in the city and state of reached record levels. Daily Deaths have risen in hospitals have seen an increase in the number of patients with covert
Federal Funding For Dallas, Houston COVID-19 Testing Sites Extended To End Of July
"Up in a few minutes Governor Greg Abbott today announcing that the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services has extended federal support. Ford Community based testing site in Dallas and Houston right on through the end of this month. Governor Rabbit Previously security and extension of these sites back in June, he said, had continued collaboration with federal partners is essential to the state's efforts. The extension of the program in Dallas and used him will help secure more testing for Texans in these communities said the governor said that they're over 900 testing sides across the state of Texas and in his statement, he's hurting Texans in need of a test of beina
‘We opened too quickly, too soon’: Houston mayor proposes a shutdown as city’s COVID-19 case count rises
"Now says we open too quickly too soon. The mayor proposes a shutdown is cities Covert 19 Case count arises. Turner's comments came as Corona virus cases in the city and state have reached record levels. Daily Deaths have risen in hospitals have seen an increase in the number of patients with covert 19 The names have been
San Antonio honors Houston-born Vanessa Guillen with convoy
"Hundreds of people drove in a convoy through San Antonio Saturday to remember US Army specialist Vanesa G in who was recently found dead after going missing from Fort Hood back in April. Alencar Zilu of K E. N S T. V has more These vehicles are flashy and attractive. They get people's attention. That attention is a valuable thing to Melissa Gonzalez, and I think it's just important to you. To honor her service and let everyone know that we are here for them. That's why she started organizing a convoy with her Jeep club in honor of US Army specialist Vanesa G in who went missing from Fort Hood in April. Her remains were identified after being found near the Leon River.
University of Houston researchers unveil air filter designed to ‘catch and kill’ COVID-19
"Of Houston researchers designed to catch and kill their filter that contract Covad 19 killing it almost instantly. This is, according to a release from the University of Houston Researchers reported that the virus tests at the gallows to national laboratory found 99.8% of the noble SARS Cove T O V, to which causes Cove in 19 were killed. In a single pass through the filter
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"I've read about him in his work and his hesitancy to enter into the World Wide Web, but also appreciate his reasoning for coming into the fold now He confessed admitted. His hesitation still has some ambivalence. But. He specifically said he's coming back. As a result of the evolution of his thinking and I thought that that was powerful. It's indicative of how we should operate today. Even in the midst of this pandemic in a world that we've had depressed. Pause that we need to evolve in thinking about how we move forward in. To future all right Lisa Falkenberg. This is great. I never had a Farside desk calendar or posted the cartoons on the water cooler, but you know I always enjoyed them when I saw them and I think that he no Thursday's things are so heavy. Things are so heavy and there's not enough. thunders. I feel like there's not enough cleverness nine eleven not enough. Just. Dep. in the new cycle, and that is what cartoonists provide and it's. Frankly why I'm so sad that we've seen some of the great ones go I mean our own. The chronicles Nick Anderson. And you know a lot. Ones in of the ones in the industry that we. Have lost. It's an art form that is needed now perhaps more than ever so glad to see this panel on Monday anymore coney that composer of many of Sergio, Leone's beloved. Spaghetti westerns passed away among his most appreciated compositions, the theme to the good, the bad and the ugly his passing reminds me of how after years of dutiful, listening to this very segment of Houston. Houston matters every week about a year or so ago, my dad called me to let me know that he was watching the movie. The good, the bad and the ugly, and that he suddenly heard the music we'd been using here on the good, the bad and the ugly, and he wanted to know if we knew that. In fact, that music comes from that movie. I should note the dad is a huge fan of Westerns but maybe not all that observant about the music played during them. Dad did not know the theme to the good. The bad and the ugly is actually the theme to the good, the bad and the ugly. Is this good bad or ugly markets? Greg I have to introduce a new category? The category of disappointing. Here's why when someone comes into the restaurant and they bring their parents with them, and they excitedly sheer with me. This is their mother or their fathers. First Time. Out welcomed them into the restaurant and engage in dialogue and I'll ask them where they're from, and when I find out that they're from the Houston and they were born and raised here. Live there all of their lives. Then turn to the child and say your mother's lived here. All of her life, and after nearly twenty years in business. This is the first time bringer. You should be ashamed of yourself. So to the child that host a show called good, bad and ugly that has not shared with his parents where the theme song came from. I say Ditto. Right Lisa Craig I think this is a good thing. I think that it's it's really it's really sweet. It says a lot that your father must listen to this show so often. You know that he sees a very famous piece of music associated with you. Instead of you know very famous filmmakers Tony So. Think it's really sweet. My parents frankly stopped reading my work years ago, so it's. It's really nice. Signal of parental support so they go okay, Vivian well. This story is pretty good. You Know Craig the fact that your father is willing to allow you to share this story on public radio means he has a great sense of humor and you know. Maybe he actually has more in common with generation Z., and you realize my guess is most generations. He hasn't watched this film. Maybe some of them don't even know who Clint Eastwood is, but they've heard the music from the movie. And that's also a testament, maybe to any Omari Konate. May He rest in peace? Vivian Ho is a health economist at Rice. University and Baylor College of Medicine Marcus Davis owns the breakfast club, restaurant and hosts, fish, grits and politics Lisa Falkenberg. Is the Houston Chronicle's editor opinion? Vivian Marcus Lisa thanks very much have again weekend, Craig. Thank you..
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"Poor oversight lack of accountability and poor transparency when it comes to officer involved shootings. They also want the FBI. Justice Department to investigate what they allege is a history of deadly and excessive force within HP. Would you care to comment on that? That comes with the territory you know you. You can't make everyone happy It's when you look at how you can say. There's no accountability when I just said we've. We've had to let go hundred and sixty over hundred and sixty officers. You know they keep bringing up. Quantel who doesn't even live in Houston. My understanding lives in parallel, but it makes a lot of money out of Houston and the people of Houston and and the tragedies. disingenuous, even brought up. The six officer involved shootings is my understanding including one shooting that he got the witness and re she himself video. What the family and He clearly stated to the family and to everyone present in the room that it was justified as the the aggravated robbery carjacking suspect shot at police officers, and they ended up shooting back at him. Sadly he died, and so you know that comes with the territory, not the first time that people of asking to resign It won't be the last time, but I think my record as a reformer and you know when you've had votes, no confidence because you're too tough. According to unions including the Austin Police, association after I fired one. African American Young, man You know we can't with there's no magic formula to. Ensure on percent you know hundred percent success in terms of every contact out there but I can tell you that my record is well established as a reformer and It is what it is. I just continue to do everything I can to keep the city safe officers safe our officers professional and keep the relationship going in the right direction with our commute Houston police chief Vado elect National President Domingo Garcia. Thank you both very much. We're talking with us. Thank you? Thank you. Just ahead the ever blurrier lines between news and opinion and how to know which is which we talk with Houston Chronicle editor of Opinion Lisa Falkenberg is Houston. Matters continues..
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"This is Houston Matters I'm Craig Cohen? We continue our discussion now about growing calls for the Texas GOP to move its state convention set for next week at the George R Brown Convention Center Online, joining us now to dig in deeper into the political implications of all of this and discuss other developments in our weekly political round up our best seamus and Harare Cortina. They're both associate professor of political science at the University of Houston Ronaldo also co Hosts News Eighty eight seven party politics program, and is associate director at the Center for Mexican American. Studies at Uh Beth Horon Good Morning. As. I mentioned before the break the state GOP announced its plans to have its elected officials speak at the convention via video Beth let me start with you. How how do you think that is going to be received by expected attendees? You know it's yet to be seen. I think the reasoning that they gave for. It was not health, but they said that this is going to be done to speed things along, and to hopefully allow those who there who are there in person to get to the business that they need to do more quickly and more efficiently, and so you know I I think the the reasoning they gave for. It was not health, but for a matter of efficiency and actually to help. And to the safety of the convention whether it's received that way by the people who were going to attend. That the matter to be seen whether this causes some people who were going to attend these Seattle him knowing that you know they're not gonna get those live. In that same kind of atmosphere I don't know. What do you think? Well I think it's a I mean rather I guess Know Weird situation that you know political party. Sorry debating whether they should or shouldn't have a face to face convention when we have that, we're getting in in in. HOUSTON, so I mean one of the Bellinzona agencies that if something bad happens, he's a new search or something like that. Well, there's GonNa. Be some sort of accountability and we're very close to the election and voters are going to be even more receptive The situation November comes close. Beth what what you see is the end game here whether the state GOP? Continue to dig in, or might we see more if not? All of the convention moved online. I don't know you know Andrew was saying. We're getting down to the wire here and they're gonNA. Come to a point where there's just no turning back. and so I think it's. A state GOP continues to dig in I think it's looking more and more like this. He's actually going to happen. I think it's GonNa. Take some kind of. Grader third or greater problem in the. Area could potentially pushed it. On. Komo politically in a way, does it benefit both The state GOP State Democrats to have this fight essentially each shores up the far left and right bases over this particular question. I, mean yes. To a certain extent, yes, it would benefit both political parties, but also we have to be cognizant of WHO's the the the part of the main constituency of the Publican party. Right and dive is GonNa be a population that tends to be perhaps more likely to have very complicated issues if they get a copy nineteen, so they also have to navigate that that. People voters at the end. You know even if there are you know a Berry Republicans to say that and and one mole government intervention or whatever they feel, want the government to protect them and. The publican party does not have a positioning week. They put their constituency fares or tried to balance a consistency where. Political ideology, what not then? There's GonNa be some consequences in the ballot book. This is Houston matters. I'm Craig Cohen. This is our weekly political roundup. We're talking with Beth. Seamus and Ronaldo Cortina from the University of Houston Beth Let's let's turn our attention to to president trump on Tuesday. He said he will exert pressure on states to reopen schools this fall What sorts of pressure can he bring? you know there's the political pressure? Certainly I think there's maybe some. Funding that could happen. You, know I just think it's all very interesting. Approach given that we're seeing such different numbers and trends across the country, and this one size fits. All approach may not be the safest or smart way to do things there are certainly areas where the numbers suggests it would be fools might. Be feasibly done in a very safe way. and there's other areas where it's been get that. This may not be the best idea so. You know he's he can try to exert that pressure although I think we seen as the most of the response to everything else that there's GonNa be a lot of discretion, given to governors and say to. Craft fresher interpret with pressure. I guess in a way that's most fitting for their constituencies. However, the political pressure of having the president say schools need to open is certainly a factor in. Verona, we did see some pressure brought to bear this week. For Higher Education, New Federal Rules are prohibiting international students are will do so from completing fully on core online courses of study essentially. If colleges and universities don't bring students back in the fall. Some of those students could be forced to leave the US even if they're enrolled and have been living here. How is this rule being received politically? Well, I mean not only politically. It's. A very very low blow to higher education. Higher Education Solutions are very very dependent on international students and their national students things. I think around forty billion dollars to higher education across the country, so it's a very important blow, and not only in terms of of wipe the financial consequences of Spector's that he's already heard by these then makes, but also in terms of changing the rules in the middle of the game and also something. Something that shootings or even hey, education higher institutions cannot even think simply control, so also puts you know once again. The issue of health versus reopening at the core of of the of the political debate already institutions have said they're going to sue the trump administration, and saying that this is the mandates that these just to pressure them to reopen one way or the other. The president gave speeches over the last week that that establish some of his likely themes for the rest of the campaign between now and November Beth. What what are some of those themes? What what are we hearing from him? I think we're hearing a.
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"PRE-K enrollment in greater. Houston is way down this fall as parents have understandable concerns about covid nineteen, but some advocates are encouraging parents to go ahead and enroll their kids anyway. One of them is Ellie Johnson manager of early learning for the Public School. Advocacy Organization good reason Houston she tells Houston Matters Michael Hegarty just how low enrollment is so far area districts reporting less than fifty percent enrollment for this time of year, which is significant r r districts are working really hard. Hard right now to adopt their enrollment systems to ensure that they're providing families with the resources that they need to enroll, but of course enrollment looks different because of the impact of Kobe, nineteen in so you know district are working hard to to provide families with the ports to make sure that lack of information and lack of support, not the reason why they don't enroll in pre K. imagine there's a lot of parents who are if they were. Let's say already planning unaware. Gung Ho about enrolling their child in pre K.. Before all this happened. Of course, given pause during this whole situation, is it?.
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"A building access to the Internet particularly in our rural communities where you don't have internet at you. Don't have the the wiring and the capacity so it's part about the infrastructure bill and I think it's important today to make sure that that that every home has wifi because kids can't go to school, and you're expected to to learn from home. But many kids don't have laptops. Many kids don't have hot spots. Many families can't afford to why fight. So it's it's GONNA to be. Important for for a school districts to make sure that they can provide that and again through the cares act that we passed in Congress that we're waiting for the Senate to vote on. Part of that package is to provide. That assistance financial eight to the state to give to their school districts to make sure that all kids have access. To the Internet and they have the tablets that they need to learn from home I this pandemic. May Go into, September may go into the end of the year. Can expect kids to learn at home. We don't give them the capacity to do so. The tablet is replacing the books but we've got to make sure that they've got that Internet connection. So thank you for the question. It's really critical especially for Paresh on education. Let's go next Jimmy in west Houston Jimmy. What's your question? Off Task Work what Congress can do to help bring about free tuition and public colleges. Seven countries in Europe have free universities, and they come education where glading raise our educational level. Make people have better jobs and. Expire decisions. Calling for the question congresswoman. That's another one of those great questions and I real big believer in in public education, and it should be free and accessible to all and I think that it's time that we consider that also for the college level, particularly the community college, level and then later the four year degree I know that at least One community college here in Houston Houston area recently announced free to I in that was the Baytown Community College over the area and I think that we need to start looking at..
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"Fighting for the boat. Betty. What did Houston's suffragettes conclude was the most effective method to sway stones to their 'cause. I couldn't see what I think really affected the Texas. A suffrage is. Gaining support is what they did during World War wound. They pretty much set aside. All of their activists activism towards the suffrage. Movement and and they really really. When in raised millions of dollars here, in Houston Liberty Liberty Wounds. They just I. Think I think their participation in that changed some minds about the women they were sharing in all of this. They should be equal citizens in everything and I. Think in at least in Texas I think that had a lot to do with with the opposition may maybe coming over and saying seeing what they were doing and they. They, they did equality in citizenship because they were certainly participating in the war. Effort like that. It's interesting because it does sound like. Michelle that here in Houston, and across Texas, anyway that that you know based off of what Betty saying that there was. A certain degree of success in that first approach that you were talking about the idea of now the this was really about lobbying politically influencing lawmakers, establishing and building relationships with them to to convince them versus the more overt. Efforts to pick it. Hunger strikes things that nationwide it sounds like finally helped to. Convince or push this Across the finish line. Do you think that different approaches were effective in different ways across the country? Accurately and I think you know on a national level. They were effective in tandem.
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"Lynching, crusader and fierce proponent for women's suffrage, Betty, who or some of the early figures in the women's suffrage movement in Houston. yes, okay one was one that was very much influenced by Harriet. Blotch A and it Flannigan founded the first suffering. We did not have anything in Texas where we did have one in the nineteenth century, a Texas movement that did not survive alone, but it was nineteen o three before we had a local suffrage organization. Houston and it was started in its ending in her sisters. She had attended. Wellesley was one thousand, nine hundred four graduate of Wellesley unusual and had lived in new. New York, and became involved in the suffrage me in New York, city, so she came back home to Houston formed, this was the state president, and was very influential in the first years here in Texas there was Julia Addison to whom we have a library building. Things there were were any number of of women It grew very quickly in Houston, but they really could not keep estate movement going. It was difficult. It was difficult until about nineteen thirteen they were able to. Start over with the State Association and it carried him through to nineteen twenty. What what what changed in nineteen thirteen? Why how did how did well transformation occur? They, decided. Are Exhibit is focusing on the local because that is not a story, everything toes here and we certainly have Susan B. Anthony and all these people in the ten line, but he's always the exhibit itself the items in the narrative there are based on own local on the local newsmen here, and what is really exciting is that we have a study that has been conducted by some women just loosely formed genealogists about what went who was voting in nineteen, twenty two women in Houston and we were amazed to discover that two thousand black women voted in that election in nineteen twenty, and of course they had not been involved with the quite suffrage. Because you know, let's face it. It was pretty racist, and but they had formed their own duck. You know connections and and voted. That is exciting. We've got a list of all of that will be in the exhibit of these women and who did vote in nineteen twenty, so we were excited about that and you squad changed it. was just so painful all those years that women did not. They did not think women needed. The vote is they didn't need the votes. They didn't need to have a public voice, but of course they did. They have one and thank goodness. We finally finally realized that and and got some support of forgetting the primary votes from a governor who was very very supported. Governor Hockey. And it, it just was a matter. I guess of just finally convincing people of what. They hit been deprived of for so loan. This is Houston matters. I'm Craig Cohen. We're talking about the women's suffrage movement across the nation and here in Houston one hundred years ago. The nineteenth amendment to the US Constitution actually one hundred years ago, next month was ratified. We're talking with filmmaker Michelle Ferrari and local historian Betty Chapman. We welcome your questions and.
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"This is Houston Matters Craig Cohen. As we heard earlier Harris County Commissioners Court. Tuesday concluded the county's mask order for businesses will remain in effect until late August. The order had to focus on businesses because governor Abbot wouldn't allow a blanket order applying to an potentially punishing individuals at the same time. Harris County judge. Lena Hidalgo like other city and county officials has been strenuously urging residents to stay home as we speak again to help limit the number of covid nineteen cases at Houston area hospitals strenuously urging but not. Not Mandating because Governor Abbott says he has that authority. Local officials do not so those officials are walking a fine line, and there are a number of examples of how we'll talk about that now along with some other recent developments in politics is were joined in today's political around by Rene Cross Political Science Lecturer and Senior Director and researcher at the Hobbies School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston and Mark Jones political science fellow at Rice University's Baker Institute for public. Policy Rene Mark Welcome to Houston Matters. I guess, let's start with this. This mask order for businesses now through late August. Is One example of how to issue a mask order without issuing a blanket mask order, and are the the the language tone that judge a dog has been using in Harris. County other judges and other countries have been using examples of issuing for example stay at home orders without issuing stay at home orders mark. Are you seeing lots of examples of that? Yes. I would interpret these more stay at home. Recommendations because as you noted governor. Abbott is not allowing county judges and mayors to enact stay at home. Orders are where are or A. Light Blanket prohibitions on being out without a mass he is allowing them within their authority to target businesses and so I think. What, we're seeing low county, judges and mayors use the utmost of their authority as well as the bully pulpit of their position to encourage people to stay at home and be as safe as possible. Rene Cross we saw another example. We've talked about the last couple of days with judge. Dog Oh the other day being critical of Texas. Medical Center hospitals reporting their status differently just as governor Abbot issued new order canceling elective surgeries, unless they pose no risk to covid nineteen treatment in hospitals. It seems like there's some fine lines being walked by the judge by the hospitals by the governor and all of that. Well I think the governor is just. Trying to give the Texas. Medical Center and other hospitals, the leeway to perform those elective surgeries because bottom line. That's good for the economy. Well and and it's interesting. Mark Jones The governor is trying to operate in and had this has been the case. The last few months of course operating in the interest of public health and safety and the economy at the same time while it has not always been a one hundred percent push and pull back and forth between the two. There are times when it does seem like it is even when he shuts down Texas bars. He's facing a court battle. He's being sued by bars over that decision. A what are these more than thirty Texas bar suing him over exactly? All the bars are first and foremost upset that they were closed last Friday but they're also upset. Because of what they see as unequal treatment that is they're being told to shut down, but other businesses such as nail salons hair salon. excetera yet also involves close contact or being allowed to stay open until it's more of an equity argument they're making do we do? The governor is in a very difficult position, and he's essentially ebbing and flowing figgins bagging based on where the public health scenario is, and where the economy is trying to essentially find a happy medium. Rene the Texas GOP is under pressure to cancel its in-person Indoor Convention from one of the Convention sponsors the Texas Medical Association wide did The Medical Association suddenly have a change of heart. I think a big part of it has to be because it came out in the public on Monday the Texas. Tribune had Noted that the Texas Medical Association was a sponsor or is a sponsor of the Republican. Party's convention in Houston and they expected six thousand people in Ecorse close quarters in the area that has the highest coverted. Rate going in the state so I think it was probably. Embarrassment to a certain extent that the I came back the next day on Tuesday and said. Don't do this in person. Let's go with partial convention. It's not just though the Texas. Republican Party Mark Jones that's facing some pressure over this interestingly HOUSTON. Mayor Semester Turner is rejecting calls on him to shut down that convention to to order it shutdown, according to the Houston, chronicle he also removed his own authority to cancel it in recent updates to his covid nineteen executive order again as he sort of walking a fine line if he cancels it. He's being partisan if he doesn't. He's being irresponsible. Well, I think so. That's our turner. Turner also trying to not effectively be forced to do the dirty work of the text of gop in the sense that taxes Republicans no, it's a bad idea to hold a convention, and they probably eventually will end up canceling and moving online, but Turner doesn't WanNa. Be Seen A lot. It'd be essentially be the scapegoat he's. If the Republicans are going to make that tough decision, he's GonNa. Make them make it. He's not going to make them for them and give them an easy out. This is Houston matters I'm Craig. Cohen and we're talking with University of Houston's Rene Cross and Rice University's Mark Jones about some recent developments in politics Let's turn to early voting in the July primary runoff.
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"Pro Sports is back except no, it's not, but it is although no. These are confusing times in covid world with a lot of mixed messages coming from the major Pro Sports Leagues. Just what in the wide world of sports is going on here? Let's talk through with Jeff. Bulky he writes for Houston and the Houston press back in the days before social distancing would speak to us about the Astros and Texans and rockets oh my. Miss our Chats Hi Jeff Hey Craig. We learned Friday. Houston Astros player tested positive for covert nineteen at the complex in West. Palm Beach Florida word from the team is he experienced minor symptoms and is recovering well, but he is not the only ballplayer to test positive in recent days, is he? No He's not there've been a number of baseball players, football players You know this is one of the things I wrote about this about a week ago. The one I think that's the one worry that nobody's talking about an all the deliberations baseball and the plans for the bubble in basketball and nobody's talking about the fact that uh, you can have the corona virus taken entire team out just like that I mean during the seasons you know. Know viruses and colds and stomach flus, and things like that. They raged through locker rooms every year. You have a year games that are missed by guys. Because you know they get these. You know flus and things like that. You know this. That's a sort of an underlying thing. That's not being discussed in all of these negotiations and I think it's a real worried because. These things happen especially all these guys in the bubble one gets picked. He's GonNa spread it to other one's pretty quickly. Well I mean the really doing limited workouts right now. Five players three staffers to angels players in national. Minor Leaguer in the Dominican Republic for Yankees. Employees Bluejays brier showing symptoms. ESPN reporting all Major League Baseball. Training camps have closed temporarily so they can do some deep cleaning players. You know. You, you put all this together. And then, oh, by the way major league baseball can't really even settle on what kind of a season it's going to have. Why is it so difficult for the owners and players in major, League baseball specifically to settle on what the season will look like well, really what it boils down to as it always does is money, and the fact is is the players WanNa play as many games as possible. At their pro rated salaries so that they can you know try to recoup as much as they can. The owners are concerned about really two things one. They're going to be playing to empty stadium. So their revenue estimates are in baseball that about forty five percent of revenues, come from ticket, sales and concessions and things like that. They're going to be losing money on this game where they make their money is in the play offs, and so their second concern is that they're going to have to go through shutdown. Shutdown before they reach the play offs where they make the real money, and so the players have not wanted to budge, because they don't have a salary cap and Major League Baseball, and so the players are saying listen. We don't WanNa do revenue sharing because that's salary cap next thing you know, we'll be salary cap just like the other leagues, and so this is basically a round and round. They've gotten his closest within ten games. Baseball's proposed sixty. The players proposed seventy, but now there's an even greater concern. Of An increased shut down in a worry that they're gonNA, lose the playoffs where they make all their money, so it's just it's a mess with baseball right now, and and given the circumstances for people around the country. It's really kind of embarrassing. Do you see any reasonable scenario under which the Astros and the rest of Major League? Baseball will in fact play the summer. My. Personal belief about this is that. They will do that. There won't be baseball this year. I really just don't think at this point because of care, I mean. The clock is ticking every day. They're losing time. it's getting to the point now. Where even playing sixty games? It's going to be very difficult rob. Manfred said that they're gonNA. have to play sixty games and sixty six days, which doesn't use feasible, and then they've got the worries again about what happened. What happens if an entire team comes down with the Corona? Virus is not like a stomach flu where you get it for a day or two, and then you're you're back. This is gonNA. It could potentially imagine if. If in NBA. If the entire Laker team got corona virus, and they couldn't play, I mean these are the kind of things that they really have to consider I. Just don't think it's feasible and I think they're pushing it because they really want to get back and make some money and also contribute to people who are bored by not doing anything I just don't think it sends the wrong message to me, and it places a lot of people in great deal of risk. That said the NBA does seem to be potentially closer to returning than Major League Baseball, but it's restart is based on the idea of bringing everyone to Orlando to play at Walt Disney world starting next month except naturally, Florida is experiencing the same sorts of record increases in covert cases that we're seeing here. Our players and owners responding to that well, it's it's a really interesting moment for the NBA and we should also mentioned that major league soccer is set to start in the beginning of July in the same complex that ESPN wide world of sports down there, so that just adds another wrinkle. In the as an interesting spot today Washington Wizards player announced that he would not come back. fearing injury and illness instead he's willing to just to the out the rest of the time. you also have some other players who have real concerns about playing when there are still protests going on related to George. Floyd and a lot of players are saying. Maybe this is not the moment for us to play sports at the moment to really spend time talking about these things that are more important than finish seasons. I think it's very complicated right now. the NBA. I think they're the most organized in terms of what they WANNA do and how they want to do it, but again they're going to have to be hyper cautious, and I'm just not sure it's realistic to see them play a bunch of games, and have people not get sick. People already sick now and there aren't even in training camp yet so I. I'm. I'm skeptical as to how well that's going to work. You mentioned major league soccer. HAS THIS MLS back? Tournaments scheduled to start at Disneyworld July? July eighth major league soccer's expanding the number of substitution each game as one way to to try and address concerns about yes, covert nineteen, but also just endurance heat and humidity, meanwhile, the National Women's Soccer League where the Houston Dash played that they're returning. All nine clubs will compete in a tournament in Utah. This Saturday a couple of games on CBS it would seem women's soccer might have the sports world's attention. Mostly to itself is good for advancement of that sport. It might be I, mean you. You. Know like we've seen. There's been a couple of golf tournaments of course NASCAR. Far you know I have a friend of mine who the other day was was talking to me about how he's so desperate that he you know. was getting on the Belmont takes because they're horse race I think a lot of people are just they're so. If the sports fans are desperate to see sports again and I think that may include women's soccer I mean the women's national team. There's always been. been quite popular, so it wouldn't shock me if if they get a little bit of airtime to themselves. If that's not really good for the sport, you mentioned Nascar. They're dealing with another issue. A noose was found in the garage stall of bubble wallace at Talladega Sunday Wallace's NASCAR's only black driver among those calling for the stock car racing series to ban the confederate flag its tracks facilities. This is not a good look for series that's trying to grow beyond the stereotypes and cliches that surrounded it. It's just so incredibly embarrassing. I mean that they've said NASCAR has been worried that there to you know. There are two racetrack one in South Carolina, and this one.
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"Those? It is possible. This dog may need some anti anxiety medication as well at least temporarily and then once he seems a little bit calmer. Finding ways to redirect his attention and behavior to something that would be more soothing for him and not trigger the anxiety added. This is definitely going to require some intervention from that nearing. Mark is back the line from South Post Oak. Let's try again. Mark You with us. You Sir. Thank you so my as I was saying my wife and I. WE FOSTER KITTENS and last year we were able to take advantage of the various programs in Houston that offer free spay and neutering and back scenes or for pets this year since covid nineteen hit, all of those events have been canceled for the past three months or so and I was curious. If there's anything else that we can do to try and get our cats, our kittens ready for their forever. Homes spayed neutered and vaccine before we get them off. Sure, and that's GonNa be hard for several months. There was a ruling that no. Elective procedures be done. by the shelters were veternarian and things like that with the need to help conserve a. p. p. e. for hospitals. And what have you those? bans have been lifted so the various shelters veterinary clinics and things like that are returning to normal, but there is a lot of ketchup to be done so I would just keep checking in with whatever organization that you were using, and they're usually was barking. Get on the schedule with those otherwise, if you have that an area that you work with certainly talk to them about it but but I know bark does some at their own facility, and they also collaborate with other veterinarians in the community. So that's where I would go, but there's still a Lotta cats up being done a lot of Sei's neuters that got put off for that three month period, so it still may be a little bit more time before you can get your kitty taking care of. Thank you so much? Carol. Joseph's on the line from East Houston Joseph. What's your question I good morning? Morning I really like breed of dog. cold weather golf and I've been told though I feel a lot of them around recently. Been told Houston is not an appropriate climate of dolls, and they actually suffer here because I wanted to check on that before actually got. Cherif, Houston and certainly not the ideal environment where hot and humid in these her dog that much prefer colder weather. Environment. That being said that doesn't mean they cannot be happy here but it does take extra work on your part to keep them indoors in the air conditioning as much as possible Certainly, this is also a dog that likes to work so getting up early in the morning. you know at dawn before the temperatures get too hot, getting exercise in there or late in the evening. When it's also cooling off and really getting the work done when it's not the the high heat and humidity of the day. Things, that can be done indoors. Maybe agility, those kind of things where you can really work the dogs, and it's air conditioned can be of help, and then a big thing is making sure they say well groomed, so you actually don't want to shave their coats down too much but you want to brush them regularly said they don't have a really thick built up at their undercoat. They can get mad and then not allow air to circulate. Thank you very much. You're welcome. Thanks so much for the call and that's going to wrap it up for today. Dr Lori. Taylor is a veterinarian with the Marland animal. Clinic and clinical associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Texas am Dr Taylor thanks very much. Thank y'all have a good day.
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"Office space, or you're going to have to figure out a way to to have less people in the office. Basically and you know given the fact that a lot of people have been working very. Very successfully from home I. Think you're GonNa see companies just say well. Why don't we just keep doing that? And some companies have already said you know we're GONNA. Keep you know. Hey, the you know Joe Employees. You're going to keep working from home indefinitely right until we figure out what we're doing and so. I think it's a very open question. Right now is to what work is going to look like a year from now or two years from now. This is Houston matters on Craig. Cohen and we're talking with Energy Watcher Lauren Steffi about the goings on in the energy industry here in Houston across the country, and worldwide we welcome your questions and comments at talk at Houston, matters dot, org or seven, one, three, four, four, zero, eight, seventy Tom Rights and asks. Why are Houston energy company so slow to transfer their offshore oil and gas expertise to offshore wind power. Why should we let New Jersey become the Houston of American offshore wind? Yeah. I think that the the the short answer to that is the skills. Don't necessarily translate you know. Offshore oil production is a very very different thing than offshore wind production and and I don't know how the you know. The wind currents and the Gulf compared to the to the east coast. That may have a factor as well but I think that that the main answer is you know it's ver- skill. Set that you need that said we have seen major oil. Oil companies in particular buying into renewable energy, not just here in the United States, but around the world there's there's been a big shift and so I think you're going to see that. Continue a lot of companies that have the pockets that can make those investments are seeing an opportunity to buy up. You know renewable resources you know both here in the United States and around the world, and that's that's GonNa continue generally speaking are renewable energy companies benefiting or hurting these days. Well, you know they. They suffered too in the in the downturn in the lockdown. Obviously energy demand across the board dropped off, so they saw a bit of a drop in demand, and and you know some softness and pricing, but that's come back much more quickly. Electricity demand has actually come back much more quickly as you would expect, and so you know they've. They've managed to weather this. This they don't. They don't have the long term. Demand issues facing them that the that the oil industry does, and nor do they have the financing problems that the US industry is now facing because so much capitals dried up so there definitely in a better position, long-term I would say right now than than fossil fuel producers are. How do declines and commercial air travel factor into? Energy usage and demand overall. Yeah. That's another important part of the picture I mean we've talked about. We've talked about commuting but you know business travel is also a big driver of demand for jet fuel, and you know we have not seen a of much of a an increase in in business travel leisure travelers picked up a little bit, and of course the airlines have cut back on a lot of flights so. So flights are fuller but in terms of fuel usage. We have not seen fuel comeback, and you know. Most of the airlines are not predicting a big return or certainly not going to get back to load factors that they had pre pandemic anytime soon all right, so let's talk just briefly about trends here, looking out a year from now five years from now and thirty years from now. I know how hard I know I know I know, but what give me a general sense of what your expectations are in the short term medium term long term for the industry. Let's put it that way. And let me let me give my usual caveat that virtually every prediction about you know. Oil prices at oil markets has been wrong so. With that now I, think I think that in the in the short term you're going to see a bit of a return of demand. People are going to get back to driving. They're gonNA. They're gonNA. Start figuring out. You know what what they need to do to get back to work. And that kind of thing you know so you're gonNA see a bit of a return of demand and and probably gasoline prices. Prices will move up a little bit. They already have But I think as you start getting further and further out. This has also caused a lot of people to rethink the whole idea of fossil fuels. You've had you know a lot of policy initiatives to address climate change, certainly globally and I think those initiatives are going to ramp up I think there's going to be more momentum behind them and that combined. Combined with the fact that you know we haven't seen capital coming back into the industry, is going to make it a really tough next you know five years or so for for the oil and gas industry, and when you look out thirty years, I think most companies would would tell you they see they see oil demand dropping off. The renewables come into play. battery technology gets better. You know we may. May See a shift to cars and that kind of thing, and so you know over the long term I think that that that the industry is very aware of the fact that that you know the product that they produce will be declining demand over the long term, but exactly what those milestones are, and what else happen, that could change all of that you know those are those are always the the key questions. Lauren Steffi is.
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"There's sort of a a surge of cautious optimism We've seen prices. Come back a little bit. You know economies are starting to real people are starting to get out and move around a little more and that's kind of create some hope that things are going to get back on track, but I think long-term sugar is still there very uncertain and I think a caution is is the game here for at least the remainder of this year we've got a bad connection. What I want do is let's put you on. Hold for a moment. See If. Brenda producer can try get establish a better connection. Maybe call you back. I WanNa make sure we can hear you clearly again. We're talking with Lauren Steffi he's managing director for thirty points strategies a writer at large for Texas monthly's also a columnist for energy voice, Dot Com, and we're talking about developments in the energy industry as I mentioned the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee heard testimony. Actually there's a house committee that covers that same territory that her testimony last week, as well among the comments that we heard was from the E as acting deputy executive director David calling it Covid, nineteen, grading the biggest shock to global energy systems, since at least World War Two. So it's a tough sledding these days Let's see if we have lauren back on the line Lauren. Let's see how the connection is now not yet. We are still working on that. We're trying to transition from a cell phone landline a little bit more stable there so we are working on that. If you like we can take a brief pause and come back. I I think we're we're fine. If you want to give it just another minute here. I want to mention again. We're talking about the University of Houston's regional forecasting economists Bill Gilmer and he was noting just recently that we could see he. He was anticipating a net loss of eighty three thousand jobs or more this year in the the Houston region before the pandemic hit at the start of the year. He always does this annual forecasting, and he had indicated that we were on track for it wasn't GonNa be a huge game, but a net gain of somewhere around forty thousand or so jobs, and that gives a clear indication of just how far things have shifted not a big surprise. Mind you. As. We have followed the developments related to covert over the last few months, but it reinforces in Houston, where the energy industry is such a significant factor economically how important it is! To the region, while it may not be the ultra dominant sector that it once was, and we do have Lauren Steffi back online. Lorcy connection sounds now how you doing. I'm doing great Craig sorry. That's right. Yeah, you sound much much better. okay, so we were talking about the state of the energy industry worldwide. HOW ABOUT HERE IN HOUSTON? I think that I think that you know Houston being sort of the epicenter of of energy worldwide. you know you still have the sense of cautious optimism. I mean here. In the US oil prices have come up We're getting close to forty dollars a barrel and that makes people sort of hopeful that maybe more production can can come back online. We'll start to see you know a little bit more activity, but you know the problem is that the long term picture is still very very uncertain and I think when you start looking out, you know certainly beyond the end of the year very hard to say what's going to. To happen. A lot of a lot of things are changing in terms of people's driving habits and things like that, and it may not go back to the way it was before we just. We just don't know at this point. Yeah Brandon West Texas intermediate crude have been hovering around forty dollars a barrel in recent days, still far lower than healthy, but not as catastrophic as we saw when stay at home orders were in place, and no one was going anywhere. Do you anticipate the price of a barrel of crude oil will soon climb back into healthier territory, or is this where we should expect to see another for a while? I think it's GonNa Hover here for a while. Until we see what happens with demand, You know we've got a couple of big question marks out there one. Is that that the the OPEC agreement with Russia? You know they've extended it for a month, but you know we don't know how they're gonNA. Continue to extend the production cuts help keep prices up and we don't know if all the OPEC members are gonNA continue to go along with that, which is always a question when they when they do these kinds of deals, but then on the demand side. You know a lot more people working from home. Companies are finding. Finding that, hey, you know this isn't such a bad idea Maybe we'll keep doing this. There's even some oil companies that are saying. Maybe we'll have a lot of our people work from home permanently and so you know that's going to definitely affect the commuting picture and you know how much people are driving on a daily basis, and obviously that affects demand and prices and everything else so I think it's a very very open ended of question at this point, how well positioned is Houston's oil and gas industry specifically to weather this prolonged periods still at forty dollars a barrel if it continues to be the case. Well the good thing that Houston has going for it is that that there are companies that can make money at forty dollars, a barrel and Erin places like the Permian Basin where they can ramp up production very quickly, so they can respond to price fluctuations and try to get the most out of those. The other thing is that Houston also has a lot of natural gas producers and one thing we're seeing is because there's less oil production. There's less gas coming out of those oil wells as sort of a byproduct, so we're starting to see a little. Little more activity in places like the Hanes Ville Shale with primarily gas. We're starting to see more companies drilling specifically for gas to try to you know sell you know. Gas prices are also low, but at least that's that's an area of the market that can be exploited a little more and maybe provide some stability for some of these companies. You mentioned the fact that we have seen less people out on the roads driving. It does seem like lately. There is more traffic across Houston, but still nothing compared to what we were used to. Do you anticipate demand will rebound as more businesses opened up. I think that depends on how businesses open up. A lot of companies right now are trying to figure out that very question. Do we want to bring everybody back? Are there jobs that we can allow people to continue to do remotely? Do we bring people back on a staggered schedule You know if we bring people back, we we can't have you know. We can't have people sitting right on top. Top of each other and cubicles anymore. We need to have social distancing in the office. So is that going to affect the number of people that we that we bring back? Maybe we move some people to other locations. Maybe we let people work from home. You know there's just a the whole picture of what it constitutes of what constitutes going into work is really you know open for debate at? At this point and I think until companies start to figure out those questions. We aren't going to know what the picture is GonNa look like but I do think it's safe to say that there are a lot of people and companies who have really decided. They liked the idea of working from home and productivity for a lot of those people have actually gone up, so companies have an incentive to to. To consider it and I think you're GONNA see a shift, and and whether that affects us traffic in the long run or not I. Don't know but certainly I think we could see changing picture there. In terms of commuting traffic well, you mentioned cubicles and one of the trends. We were noticing long before covid nineteen came along. Was this continuing shift in particularly when it came to office space? Away from cubicles and more towards that that trendy open office setting. But really in the end that was always trendy for managers, because they can squeeze more people into that open space when you eliminate the cubicles, which is the exact opposite of what you'd want right now. And so if you're going to bring people back into those kind of open office environments, you're going to have to have them more spread out, which means you're going to need the same amount of space? Fewer people right so you're either going to have to add.
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"With covid, nineteen cases and hospitalizations on the rise in the Houston area, and across the state, a new mask order for businesses takes effect today in Harris County I'm Craig Cohen! Today on Houston matters. We learned the latest on efforts to contain the corona virus from Harris. County Public Health Executive Director Dr Shaw also ahead. The latest developments in the energy. Industry Energy Watcher Lauren Steffi joins us to discuss what covid nineteen reduced demand and A. A glut of supply continued to do not just oil and gas that every sector in the energy industry. Then we'll feed your dog and cat care questions for veterinarian Dr Lori. Taylor she joins US every month to help you with the care and feeding of your four legged companions plus Pro Sports Leagues Try to get rolling. Jeff, Balki joins us with the latest on return to play Verts, these and other Houston matters. Follow this hours news. Good Morning. This is Houston matters I'm Craig. Cohen coming up with new mask order for businesses going into effect today and Corona virus cases up here and across the nation. We check in with Harris County public health. Dr Shaw also this hour. The latest developments in the Energy Industry Energy Watcher Lauren Steffi joins us, and we'll feed your dog and cat. Care Questions for veterinarian Dr Lori Teller Join our conversation this hour at talk. AT HOUSTON MATTERS DOT ORG or call us at seven, one, three, four, four, zero, eight, thousand, eight, hundred seventy. First up though news eight seven Davis Land is here with the latest on Cova? IMPACT ON GREATER HOUSTON. Good Morning Davis Good Morning Craig Yeah. The weekend has not gone well in terms of corona virus cases. We're seeing a surge in people testing positive on Saturday. The Texas Medical Center reported the Houston area, nearing two eight thousand cases. We heard from Houston Methodist CEO Mark Boom this morning. He tells NPR. This is not a testing issue meaning we're not. Not simply testing more people and finding more cases, because of that the percentage of people testing positive is going up. More people are getting this virus in response. We've seen some bar shutdown. In recent days by state officials, you may have seen some of these images of packed bars and restaurants. Authorities say they weren't operating safely Harris. County is also mandating businesses to require. Require customers to where face coverings or those businesses can face a fine that starts today. you know we also keep track of the Texas medical. Centers Early Warning System for several weeks. Now we've seen most of those indicators labeled no concern in green taxed, but now many of those have ticked up to the orange level of moderate concern. We've seen several days of. Of Positive Average Kaethe grow case growth, and as it has been for a while now. The TMC is warning that ICU base capacity could soon be exceeded, you know, of course we've heard it hundreds of times now, but the basic advice remains the same where face covering wash your hands frequently use sanitizer in stay six feet away from people that you don't live with. All right, thank you very much Davis. Absolutely. That's at eight seven. Davis, as he mentioned that new mask order is in effect in Harris County and many other counties across Texas. Applying to all businesses as the surge of cases of covid nineteen continues to rise the largest single-day increase of cases statewide was Saturday Dr Shaw's the Executive Director of Harris County public. Health Doctor Shaw Good Morning. Hey, greg good morning. Thanks for having me again. I hope you're well I'm well. I hope you are as as well. Reinforcing what David Just said, this is not just about the number of cases. There's been a surge in hospitalizations across Texas over the last week. A record number of them on Friday according to the Texas Health and Human Services. Data, it would seem again. This is not just about doing more testing, right? I would agree this Obviously we do have increased testing, which is good, but this is a far beyond that we have both from the community standpoint increase cases in what we're discovering from our health department standpoint, and that's the county health department of City Health Department, and then, in addition to that as you on the top of the hour, mentioned related to the indicators in the healthcare system? System Texas Medical Center set track data is all indicating increased hospitalizations increase ICU admissions, and and we're also frankly seeing things that Harris health system as you also heard over the weekend Dr Poor, said the Co for Harris Health is also been very concerned about the safety net hospital, so all the indicators unfortunately are going in the wrong direction, and this is very concerning for all of us. Yeah you mentioned Harris Health, and we've had Dr Portion on recently in. Talking then about the fact that they're kind of consistently at capacity. But then we were hearing for the longest time from Texas. Medical Center or hospital, saying well. You know we're. We're fine. We're doing okay. We're I'm wondering if we're now closing in on that point. Where even they're saying. You know what actually we're really closing in on capacity here. Yeah. We're starting to remember I've said this before Craig. That this is not just about seeing Cova nineteen hospitalizations in isolation in has to be taken into the context of cove, nineteen plus background, saturation of heart, attacks and car, accidents and everything else. That's that's putting an individual, a patient in a bad whether at a general bad or in the ICU. All of that together is what's the saturation and particularly in the ICU where those resources are constrained even more so than the general beds. That's where the concern comes in a since this all began. We've been trying to establish trends and understanding. How covert? Works I it seemed many hospitalizations a few months ago were older people or those with some compromised immune systems due to pre existing health conditions. Is that still the case? Well we certainly still do have older individuals and those with underlying health conditions that are in hospitals, and also those who are testing positive so that that trend still there we certainly don't want to minimize the the real concern for those with potential for complications, but we are seeing in the hospital setting especially, but also in terms of the testing in the community that it looks like the age range is trending down word and again I think this is the reminder to everyone that this is not a particular zip code. This is not a particular sector. This is not a particular demographic, and certainly not a particular age that whether your child whether you're a senior whether you're a young adult throughout this, this is about all of us being at risk, we're not superhuman, and if we do not wear masks, we do not physically distance we do not. Do all those things for hand, hygiene and disinfection, and obviously getting tested, and certainly making sure that we stay home. If we're sick, we can contribute to this problem, and that's really the message that all of us should take from this I have to say just in in my neighborhood. I'm out in. Katie and I've seen sort of inconsistency in WHO's hearing and heating? Heating, that message and you go from one restaurant or bar to another one business to.