The legislation must still get another vote in the lower chamber before it’s sent to the governor’s office to be signed into law. Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, has signaled that he is looking forward to signing the bill.
Dr. Arum Han says this isn’t the first time heat has been used in an experiment like this with the virus, but the speed at which the virus is neutralized is what makes it more practical for potential uses in the real world.
Brazos County COVID-19 Vaccination Task Force Chief Jim Stewart says officials and volunteers are far from closing up shop, as they have roughly 15,000 second-dose shots to administer before their work is done.