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Midland Memorial Hospital Opens New Mass Vaccination Clinic

Midland’s only hospital is opening a mass vaccination clinic that officials hope will spur more residents to get vaccinated — and encourage third shots, and eventually boosters, to those who need them.

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Midland Memorial Pushed To Limits As COVID-19 Surge Intensifies

As healthcare providers work to treat the sick in Midland, staffing shortages are making it harder for Midland Memorial Hospital to provide quality care to patients. Bringing one hospital official to the point of calling the current situation a “crisis.”

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In Midland-Odessa, Health Officials Urge Vaccinations As COVID-19 Cases Spike And The Delta Variant Spreads

Since the beginning of July, hospitals in Midland and Odessa have seen a fast uptick in COVID-19 cases. Currently, Midland-Odessa’s vaccination rate has plateaued with only around 37% of eligible residents fully vaccinated for COVID-19, and leaders are pleading with … Continue reading

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Midland County Facility For Young Migrants Set To Close By June 30

Since mid-March, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has housed hundreds of young migrants detained at the U.S.-Mexico border at a facility just outside the City of Midland. Now, because of a drop in the number of migrant … Continue reading

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With Two Locations For Mass Vaccinations, How’s The COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout In The Permian?

By Mitch Borden This week, Odessa’s Medical Center Hospital and Midland Memorial Hospital—the two largest healthcare facilities in the Permian Basin—began holding two large-scale vaccination clinics, which have seen a few thousand West Texans so far get coronavirus vaccines. Here’s … Continue reading

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Midlanders Take To Social Media Track Businesses Taking Coronavirus Precautions

By Mitch Borden Following the City of Midland’s continued refusal to instate or enforce a mask mandate or coronavirus restrictions, Heather Bredimus formed the Facebook group Masks in Midland to help direct locals to businesses taking coronavirus precautions. Now, in … Continue reading

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In Midland And Odessa, City Leaders Take Two Different Approaches To Fighting The Coronavirus

By Mitch Borden Leaders in Midland and Odessa have faced a choice for months. The question, what actions should they take to slow the spread of the COVID-19. Since March, the coronavirus has infected thousands of residents of the two … Continue reading

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Permian Basin Health Officials Concerned Over COVID-19 Surge While Leaders Take Little Action

By Mitch Borden As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the Permian Basin, medical leaders are worried the region—without meaningful action or a drastic change in how residents are behaving—could become the state’s next covid hotspot. Since the beginning of … Continue reading

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Renaming Committee Is Set To Finalize Its Proposals To Replace Robert E. Lee High School

By Marfa Public Radio Staff The effort to rename Midland’s Robert E. Lee High School continues Thursday night, as a committee considers what mascots, school colors and nicknames will be part of the proposals being recommended. The decision from the … Continue reading

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For Weeks Midland Nursing Home And Health Department Kept Quiet About Coronavirus Outbreak

By Mitch Borden For two weeks, as the coronavirus spread among residents and staff at a Midland nursing home, the city’s health department and the facility didn’t publicly acknowledge the outbreak. While the first reported coronavirus case at the facility … Continue reading

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