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Coronavirus in Texas

Mask mandate appears to be helping in Texas, but experts ask Gov. Greg Abbott not to rule out a shutdown

A plateauing of new virus cases would hardly represent a victory over the pandemic, but it would help keep hospitals from being overrun with sick patients.

Austin residents take photos on Congress Avenue bridge in Austin on May 13, 2020.

Growing evidence in support of masks

Avoiding a shutdown

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