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MONDAY at noon on "The Source" — This weekend, hundreds of people in San Antonio rallied to demand justice for George Floyd -- a black Minneapolis man who died after being forcibly restrained by a police officer -- and bring awareness to issues of police brutality and racial injustice in America.

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The coronavirus threat forced museums to close their doors in March, costing a collective $33 million every day in lost revenue from admission, gift shop sales and event rentals while under protective shutdowns. 


Blood donation centers around the country are experiencing critical shortages in inventory earlier than expected as drives and donations have decreased dramatically due to COVID-19 concerns.


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Texas already had the nation's highest uninsured rate pre-pandemic and the gap is expected to widen much further in its wake. The outbreak leveled the U.S. economy and caused massive layoffs, costing people not only their jobs but also their employer-sponsored health care coverage.


Shelter-in-place orders and distancing guidelines have kept COVID-19 case numbers at a manageable level so far, but the threat of community transmission is still very real.


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The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted many important milestones, including traditional graduations. Instead of walking the stage in a stadium or auditorium filled to the brim with friends and family, 2020 graduates are attending virtual, curbside and limited attendance ceremonies and celebrations.

 


At least 2.6 million Texans filed for unemployment from March 15-May 15 due to widespread layoffs and furloughs caused by protective measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, according to the state's unemployment office.


The next phase of Gov. Abbott's plan to restart the economy includes reopening Texas' approximately 5,500 bars, taverns and nightclubs at 25% capacity this Friday


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An eviction moratorium for non-federally protected properties expires May 18 in Texas, putting tenants who are unable to pay rent due to COVID-related job losses at risk of being kicked out. More than 1.9 million Texans filed for unemployment March 15-May 9.


More than 40% of Texas' and 30% of U.S. coronavirus-related deaths have been residents or staff members at long-term elder care facilities. 


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