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Dallas Williams

Associate Producer, "The Source"

WEDNESDAY on "The Source" — The U.S. health care system could become overwhelmed by the influx of people infected with the coronavirus and its disease COVID-19 as soon as April 15, even with strong social distancing rules and other protective measures in place. 

The ongoing global pandemic has provoked an onslaught of misinformation, fraudulent behavior, conspiracy theories and anti-Asian rhetoric.

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With primary runoffs on the horizon and a presidential election later this year, will the way Texans register to vote and cast ballots be modified to fit our new coronavirus pandemic reality? What needs to happen to protect the integrity of elections amid the COVID-19 outbreak?

Families are scrambling to find child care amid the coronavirus outbreak, and the lack of viable options is hitting low-income Texans and essential workers hardest. 

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to upend daily life, news coverage is fast-paced and ever-changing. There isn't always enough time to address all listener concerns on air on "The Source,"so we're teaming up with experts to get your questions answered.

This week’s interview addresses how to care for the sick at home, personal protective equipment shortages and the most recent information about signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

As local and state government work to curb the proliferation of COVID-19, people across the U.S. are being told to adhere to temporary shelter-in-place and self-isolation orders, social distancing rules and in extreme cases, mandatory quarantine.

Last week, Governor Abbott ordered all Texas schools to close through April 3 to limit the spread of coronavirus and its disease COVID-19. The decision has caused a litany of problems, chief among them being how to effectively implement remote teaching and learning amid the public health crisis.

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An estimated 37 million domestic jobs could be lost in the U.S. due to temporary shutdowns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, which had infected more than 318,000 people and claimed nearly 14,000 lives worldwide as of Sunday afternoon.

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Coronavirus concern and uncertainty has inundated San Antonio as the city, like most others across the U.S., braces for its full impact. As of Wednesday evening, the local health department said it had confirmed 25 cases -- eight travel related, four close contact and 13 under investigation.

The global coronavirus outbreak continues to upend life as we know it, making an indelible mark on the economy worldwide. What could this threat mean for San Antonio?