TEXAS / CORONAVIRUS

The delta variant is wreaking havoc on most of Texas — but not El Paso. Here’s why.

High vaccination rates, geography and a sense of community in the wake of 2019’s Walmart shootings help keep El Paso’s delta numbers low, experts and locals say.

By Karen Brooks Harper, The Texas Tribune
Posted 9/13/21

El Paso resident Carlos Martinez was relieved in June when the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths were dropping in his community.

Martinez, 25, started going to restaurants for the …

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