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Internal messages reveal crisis at Houston hospitals as coronavirus cases surge

Texas was one of the first states in the nation to ease social distancing mandates. In Houston, the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 has quadrupled since Memorial Day. “It’s time to be alarmed,” one expert said.

By Charles Ornstein, ProPublica, and Mike Hixenbaugh, NBC News
A man on a stretcher is put into an ambulance at the Texas Medical Center in Houston on June 26, 2020.

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