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DJ Beige performs at Red Bull Radio for The Bunker in Detroit, MI, USA on May 21, 2019.
Jeremy Deputat | Red Bull Content Pool

Millions of Americans have had their economic livelihoods upended by COVID-19. 

As positive cases continue to rise in Texas, more cities and counties are taking measures, like restricting mass gatherings and closing businesses to slow the spread of the virus. 

NEXU Science Communication via Reuters

The United States is now the new global epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak and now leads the world in confirmed cases. As of Thursday more than 82,000 people have been identified as infected and nearly 1,200 people have died in the United States.

El Paso And Its Sister City Take Different Approaches To Coronavirus Threat

Mar 26, 2020
A vendor sells newspapers on Avenida Juárez.
Angela Kocherga | El Paso Matters

Health authorities in El Paso and Ciudad Juárez pride themselves on working together as a region on a range of public health issues that span the border. But the response to the COVID-19 threat has exposed differences in the approach of the U.S. and Mexico in trying to slow the spread of novel coronavirus. 

Gov. Greg Abbott speaking at a press conference to address COVID-19 on March 22, 2020.

With a rising number of COVID-19 cases in Texas and a dire prediction of overwhelmed hospitals – on Thursday March 19 Gov. Greg Abbott explained how quickly the situation was developing.

It took just 62 days for Wilbert Lee O'Daniel to go from being a hillbilly flour salesman on the radio to the most powerful politician in Texas. While O'Daniel never achieved any major historic accomplishments while in office, he was fantastically talented at generating controversies and winning elections.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

A man in Collin County tested positive for the new coronavirus — the first case in Texas not related to a group of Houston-area travelers who took cruises to Egypt in February.

Wilbert Lee O‘Daniel was a two term Governor of Texas and a U.S. Senator. But before, during and after that, he was a flour salesman on the radio with a hillbilly band.

O‘Daniel ran for Governor as a successful businessman who was sick and tired of professional politicians and fed up with corporate media. The political establishment thought O ‘Daniel was a joke until he beat them – and changed politics in Texas.

Texas Primary 2020 Results: Watch Live Updates Here

Mar 3, 2020
Texas Tribune

More than 700,000 Texas Democrats voted early for today’s Super Tuesday primary, but tens of thousands of them voted for candidates who are no longer in the race.