On January 27th we heard from Steve Love who chairs the Dallas Fort Worth Hospital Council which consists of 90 member hospital units in the Metroplex area, His topic was " How Has North Texas Fared With Covid-19." Although hospitals are in competition with one another they have come together in the fight to defeat the Covid pandemic, the first which the world has confronted in over 100 years. As a part of this effort the hospital CEO's meet on line to exchange information on protocols, tracking ways to insure adequate staffing, beds and PPE.
He also observed that there are social factors which bear on where the virus strikes, noting among others: housing, transportation ,income and education. In part this may result from the fact 20% of Texas population is uninsured and that where there is poverty chronic illnesses are prevalent. Love urged that legislation to  increase Medicare be enacted  and that a greater effort be made to enroll eligible children for CHIP protection.
He predicted that the first vaccination shot would help reduce the number of Covid infections but encouraged masking, proper distancing and avoidance of large groups be followed even after receiving immunization. 
WATCH THE FULL PROGRAM HERE - https://fb.watch/3rtLTMXT1k/