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Former Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt called Abbott’s reopening procedure risky and aggressive
Sarah Eckhardt, former Travis County Judge, and Senate District 14 candidate said that Gov. Greg Abbott is showing a hurry in reopening the state, as the risk of spread of COVID-19 still prevails. She said that his measured and inclusive plan for Texas was good for both people and the economy. But the new strategy is more risky and aggressive.
Eckhardt added that pandemic had not been completely cured, and there is a need to be a bit afraid as the infection rates are increasing. She said that if the number of cases continues to grow like this, the cases "will overrun our hospital capacity if we don't continue to flatten our curve."
According to her, both economy and health are essential, and if she were in Abbott's place, she would have relied on the same metrics. But her methods would have been different.
Abbott had pointed towards continued availability of beds in the hospitals and decline in positive cases, and these facts backed his decision of reopening Texas. But last week, the state set new record in the number of new cases and deaths, and even the state misses the benchmark of 30,000 per day testing.
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As Texans return to work, Austin City Council calls for worker protections
At the time when Texas Governor Greg Abbott is focusing on getting Texans back to work, there is this Austin City Council who wants their workers to come back with additional health and safety protections.
The call comes after a profound jump into information from the individuals who were hospitalized for COVID-19. At the point when the city attempted to get all labourers to remain at home to slow the spread of coronavirus, the state proclaimed development ventures basic and the work went on in spite of the neighbourhood coronavirus danger. Presently the Austin City Council is seeing a few equals between the socioeconomics of the basic workforce and the socioeconomics of the individuals who are currently hospitalized with COVID-19.
Tuesday committee individuals will burrow through an information dump of segment data about the labourers who continued structure, loading racks and staffing the drive-through eateries presenting themselves to other people who may unconsciously convey COVID-19.
A ton of this information is currently accessible on the City of Austin site. The committee examination - to a limited extent - finds countless labourers were Hispanic and are the patients hospitalized with COVID-19.
From helicopters to food hunger, Texas saw it all
In 1981, helicopters were among the top sources of municipal conflict in Houston. The residents of Memorial neighborhood were angry over daily noise made by helicopters of west Houston business people as they opted to fly for their morning commutes.
Texas economy was very strong until oil prices skyrocketed by early 1980s. In 1973, oil in the United States cost $3.89 per barrel. Late that year OPEC, the cartel of mostly Middle Eastern oil-producing countries retaliated against the United States.The country was supporting Israel in the Yom Kippur War with a whopper of an oil embargo. Soon the oil supply declined and prices jumped, and the U.S. economy suffered. Oil bust engulfed the decade.
In 1981, oil priced at $31.77 per barrel. The independent oil producers of Texas saw it as an opportunity and took millions in loans to buy the equipment in order to drill out oil from Kilgore to Wichita Falls to Midland. Following that the state witnessed growth in commerce and population. Many people invested in Texas Real estate. In 1986 oil price saw a bottom hit at $12.51.
Oil prices came under control but by then oil producers were plunged deep into debt and bankers were calling in loans.
To counter that the state witnessed Super Bowl of auctions by wealthy businessmen and political leaders selling their Rolexes off to pay their mortgages. People had houses to live but did not have enough food to eat. Food banks emerged as a new institutions. Food donations got organized and food banks were created in the state's largest cities. People fought hunger together. By 1992 oil prices recovered and the state came back on track.
As of now tension between Russia and Saudi Arabia has set off a new oil bust but due to worldwide COVID-19 lockdown, oil demand is less. The COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the Texas economy. According to economists, Texas has a very bright future for the oil sector in long run and it will depend on how fast energy demand is restored.
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AUSTIN HOTEL OCCUPANCY RATE IS HIGHER EVEN DURING PANDEMIC
Austin hotel is full of visitors even during disease outbreak began affecting our entire lives.
That's according to the latest figures firm STR info.
Between 10-17 May, the hotel occupancy of Austin was thirty percent, the highest since the week of 7-15 March, when the figure was 53 percent.
"All fifty states have opened at least partly, and a slowdown in weekly demand will proceed with more recreational activities across the world," said Jan Freitag, senior vice president of lodging insights at STR. "The sector will stay highly dependent on the leisure segment because there is still confusion when hotels are prepared to accept huge events and group biz."
Texas still has the fewest COVID-19 restrictions in the US
With eateries previously working in a constrained limit and bars permitted to open in the not so distant future, Texas despite everything has probably the least coronavirus limitations in the U.S., as indicated by a refreshed report.
The report, gathered by WalletHub only before Gov. Abbott's public interview on stage 2 on Monday, found that Texas has the twelfth least COVID-19 related limitations in general.
Not long ago, Texas came in eighth.
With regards to confront covers, Texas is the express that has the least necessities for wearing them out in the open, just as the least detours to the reviving of "unnecessary" organizations.
The Lone Star State additionally has the eighth-least limitations on the reviving of eateries and bars.
South Dakota despite everything has the least limitations in general, as per the report, while Illinois has the most.
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Delaware County Father released from hospital after being on a ventilator for 51 days
A Delaware County father was released from the hospital this week after staying 51 days on a ventilator and is now kept in a rehab facility until he fully recovers.
He was admitted to the Riddle Hospital in Delaware County and videos captured by the family show staff arranging a parade as John Della Guardia, 74, leaves the hospital.
As told by John's two daughters, he and his wife Collet both were hospitalized as both were tested positive for COVID-19 in late March. They were hospitalized a week after they returned from a Norwegian cruise to the Bahamas with dozens of neighbours who belonged to their over-55 community.
When they were on the trip from New York to the tropical nation via Cape Canaveral-- Norwegian started shutting some parts of the ships such as a buffet. Even a tour to an island was cancelled by the cruise line concerning the risk of Coronavirus.
When they returned, both started showing some symptoms and were hospitalized on the 24th of March. When their conditions declined, they were admitted to ICU in different rooms. John was not doing well and was put on a ventilator while Colette was on Oxygen and spent minimal time out of bed.
But on Tuesday, after 56 days in the hospital, John was in good and out of any danger. Colette was also out of the hospital but on Oxygen at home.
A man set half a dozen fire in North Philadelphia arrested by police, no injury was reported
A man intentionally set around half a dozen fires along a street in North Philadelphia. Later, he was arrested by the police.
According to a statement from Police, Police Officers were reported about the six fires in the area at physical structures, a trash container, and various piles of waste near North Broad Street and Lehigh Avenue. They responded at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.
On arriving at the scene, police learned that the fire was set intentionally by a man. The man seemed to be in his 40s and was carrying a dark-colored backpack. No injuries were reported.
Police said that a suspect was arrested by city and transit police at the street Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority terminal around 10 a.m.
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw appreciated the efforts of Upper Darby officers, SEPTA, ATF, and Philadelphia firefighters who quickly extinguished the fire and caught the dangerous suspect.
"We are relieved that there were no physical injuries as a result of these reckless and criminal acts," she said.
The identity of the man was not revealed, and the charges are still.