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Laurena Ellis lost her granddaughter, Sha’Niyah McGee, to COVID-19 when she was 16 years old in September of 2021.

The stories behind the Texans lost to COVID-19

Since vaccines became widely available for Texans 12 and older last May, about 82% of Texas’ COVID-19 deaths were among the unvaccinated.

Laurena Ellis holds a photo of granddaughter, Sha’Niyah McGee (left), with her siblings when McGee was 15 years old. McGee w…
Jared Earles, 42, shown inside his home in Dallas, on Monday, March 21, 2022. His father Brent Dean Earles died from COVID-1…

“One of an unnecessarily large number”

Jared Earles, 42, holds his iPhone showing a digital image of him and his father Brent Dean Earles, on March 21, 2022 at his…

The future of the pandemic

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