Health Experts Talk About What Texas Did Right And Wrong In The Pandemic — And What It Should Do Differently Next Time

Health Experts Talk About What Texas Did Right And Wrong In The Pandemic — And What It Should Do Differently Next Time

Why is it important to focus on health care inequality? 

What made Hidalgo County residents so vulnerable to COVID-19, and what lesson can be taken from what the area experienced? 

What were the strengths and weaknesses of the state’s public health system throughout the pandemic, and what structural or financial changes should be made in response?

How is Texas better prepared for another outbreak or pandemic, and how should scientists and state leaders move forward?

This conversation is presented by Lone Star College and Texas State Technical College and sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc., Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute / The Hackett Center, the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and Texas Medical Association.

This article was written by COLLEEN DEGUZMAN of The Texas Tribune.  The Texas Tribune is a nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them – about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.  This article originally appeared at: https://www.texastribune.org/2021/06/11/watch-coronavirus-1623357664/