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Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital have teamed up with a global nonprofit to accelerate development of a COVID-19 vaccine. (Courtesy Baylor College of Medicine)
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital have teamed up with a global nonprofit to accelerate development of a COVID-19 vaccine. (Courtesy Baylor College of Medicine)

Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital have teamed up with a global nonprofit to accelerate development of a COVID-19 vaccine. (Courtesy Baylor College of Medicine)

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Baylor College of Medicine Texas Children's Hospital joins partnership to accelerate COVID-19 vaccine efforts globally

Through a new partnership with a global nonprofit, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital are looking to advance development of a low-cost, safe and effective vaccine to prevent COVID-19.

McKinney pool companies get business boost from homebound customers

During the new coronavirus pandemic, more people are staying home and canceling trips, Southernwind Pools owner John Versfelt said. Children may be pestering their parents for something to do, and installing a pool or finishing a backyard is one solution parents might have to give their families a way to stay active and have a good time without having to leave the house, he said.



Legacy West food hall to reopen at partial capacity May 8 as businesses gradually expand services

Legacy Hall was expected to reopen May 8 for in-house seating, just days after a number of stores and restaurants in Plano’s Legacy West urban village began accepting guests again at partial capacity.

Special-called North Texas Giving Day raises $20.8M for local nonprofits

The impromptu giving day was organized by United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, Communities Foundation of Texas and the Dallas Cowboys, according to a news release. Dubbed North Texas Giving Tuesday Now, the philanthropic event was hosted on the North Texas Giving Day platform.

'It comes with a lot of added challenges': Richardson ISD parents teachers strive to keep special needs students on track during distance learning

Andrew Laska’s 9-year-old daughter, Samantha, has an intellectual disability and is on the autism spectrum. At school, she receives hand-on guidance from her teachers, but in a shutdown, it is up to her parents to make sure she does not fall behind.

“She is not going to be self-directed like a typical kid,” he said. “She has to be directed most or all the time.”

The transition to virtual learning has been challenging for all students, but children with disabilities face obstacles beyond those encountered by their neurotypical peers.

Hunter Marrow, Gavin Pugh, Daniel Houston, Miranda Jaimes and Olivia Lueckemeyer contributed to this report.



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