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Coronavirus in Texas

Analysis: It’s still religion even if you’re not congregating in person

To help keep the new coronavirus at bay, Gov. Greg Abbott wants us to stay away from each other, but he made an exception for church services. That was a critical mistake during the 1918 flu pandemic. It still is.

The interior of St. Mary Cathedral in downtown Austin on Jan. 30, 2019.

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