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Houston hospitals lack beds for coronavirus outbreak

“It’s incredibly hard to (make) projections about what’s going to happen because this is a unique first-time event and we have so little data,” said Vivian Ho, the director of the Center for Health and Biosciences, about the spread of coronavirus and the prediction that Houston-area hospitals won't have enough beds to deal with the crisis. “Because we don’t have that much testing, we do not know how quickly it’s spreading, what percent of cases are serious, if we can target hot-spot areas and essentially shut them down.” Houston Chronicle: