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December 28, 2020

GOP lawmaker sues Pence in bid to overturn Biden win

Source: The Hill

Vice President Pence was sued Sunday by Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and several other Republicans in a far-fetched bid that appeared aimed at overturning President-elect Joe Biden's election win.

The lawsuit focuses on Pence’s role in an upcoming Jan. 6 meeting of Congress to count states’ electoral votes and finalize Biden’s victory over President Trump. Typically, the vice president’s role in presiding over the meeting is a largely ceremonial one governed by an 1887 federal law known as the Electoral Count Act.

But the Republican lawsuit, which was filed against Pence in his official capacity as vice president, asks a federal judge in Texas to strike down the law as unconstitutional. The GOP plaintiffs go further: They ask the court to grant Pence the authority on Jan. 6 to effectively overturn Trump’s defeat in key battleground states.

Read more: https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/531823-gop-lawmakers-sue-pence-in-bid-to-overturn-biden-win

December 25, 2020

Texas initiates Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccine, expanding eligible to 'medically vulnerable' patients

I am in category 1B and will be checking on this
https://twitter.com/KPRC2/status/1342092665236697089

– The Department of State Health Services has given entities the go-ahead to begin vaccinating people eligible for Phase 1B, after vaccinating as many willing members of Phase 1A.

“IB is the second tier of prioritization that the state of Texas has put out for the way they would like the COVID vaccines to be administered,” said Dr. James McCarthy, the Chief Physician Executive for the Memorial Herman Health System.

According to McCarthy, almost 10,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered at Memorial Hermann as part of Phase 1A.

“1A was really first-line medical responder’s, not just the doctors in hospitals but their clinic staff and EMS providers,” McCarthy said. “IB is to move into the larger community to start including patients that we consider medically vulnerable.”

Phase 1B includes:

People 65 years of age and older
People 16 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19, such as but not limited to: Cancer, Chronic kidney disease, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies, Solid-organ transplantation, Obesity and severe obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher), Pregnancy, Sickle cell disease and Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
December 25, 2020

DSHS initiates Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccine, expanding eligible to 'medically vulnerable' patients

I am in category 1B and will be checking on this
https://twitter.com/KPRC2/status/1342092665236697089

– The Department of State Health Services has given entities the go-ahead to begin vaccinating people eligible for Phase 1B, after vaccinating as many willing members of Phase 1A.

“IB is the second tier of prioritization that the state of Texas has put out for the way they would like the COVID vaccines to be administered,” said Dr. James McCarthy, the Chief Physician Executive for the Memorial Herman Health System.

According to McCarthy, almost 10,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered at Memorial Hermann as part of Phase 1A.

“1A was really first-line medical responder’s, not just the doctors in hospitals but their clinic staff and EMS providers,” McCarthy said. “IB is to move into the larger community to start including patients that we consider medically vulnerable.”

Phase 1B includes:

People 65 years of age and older
People 16 years of age and older with at least one chronic medical condition that puts them at increased risk for severe illness from the virus that causes COVID-19, such as but not limited to: Cancer, Chronic kidney disease, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies, Solid-organ transplantation, Obesity and severe obesity (body mass index of 30 kg/m2 or higher), Pregnancy, Sickle cell disease and Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

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