Texas Storm, Blackouts.
Millions in Texas were left without power and drinking water as the brutal winter weather continues hitting the region. A number of people have died from the extreme cold and carbon monoxide poisoning. Black and Latino neighborhoods, including Colonia communities along the border, are among the hardest hit. How are Texas winter storm victims being helped? Why did the power grid collapse in Texas?
Guests: Lina Hidalgo, Chief Executive Officer, Harris County, Houston, TX (TBC); Antonieta Cádiz, Spokesperson, Climate Power 2020, Houston, TX (TBC).
Promising Covid Treatment. A new treatment for Covid-19 patients is showing promise. Infusion of monoclonal antibodies therapy to high-risk adults has prevented severe illness among residents in the Bronx, possibly saving lives. A top US scientist and adviser to Biden encourages high-risk Covid patients to learn about it. What are the outcomes of the clinical trials and who is getting the treatment?
Guest: Edwin Torres Rodriguez, Community Health and Family Nurse Practitioner, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY; Others TBA.
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