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Dallas Williams

Associate Producer, "The Source"

The global COVID-19 pandemic continues to upend nearly all aspects of life. While residents practice social distancing under a shelter-in-place order, what impact is the public health crisis having on Bexar County's criminal justice system and jail?

COVID-19 poses a more serious risk to people with underlying health conditions and chronic illnesses, including both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In Bexar County, the coronavirus pandemic is now layered on top of an existing disparity-and-diabetes crisis.

Conditions created by the coronavirus pandemic can lead to more dangerous and frequent family violence and abuse. The method in place to protect the public from the COVID-19 threat is the same tactic predators and abusers often use to inflict harm: isolation. 

The novel coronavirus pandemic continues to be an obtrusive part of daily life. Its entrance has created many problems and has given the world many unanswered questions.

To help us adjust to our changing reality, Bexar County Medical Advisor Dr. Ruth Berggren answers your questions about the virus.

Questions discussed this week include forms of transmission, whether the virus can continue to live as long as air travel is still permissible, information on face masks and if hydroxychloroquine is an effective drug treatment for COVID-19.

San Antonio Food Bank exterior in September 2018.
Brian Kirkpatrick | Texas Public Radio

Food banks across the country are trying to keep up with increased demand amid the ongoing pandemic.

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Coronavirus isolation got you down or feeling bored? Need a way for your kids to expel some energy? Tired of shortages at the store? Looking to save money on food, connect with nature or simply brighten up your quarantine space?

On March 23, Texas Governor Abbott issued an order postponing all elective operations and procedures that are not “immediately medically necessary," including abortions. 

As Texans practice social distancing and businesses close down to limit the spread of coronavirus, some religious facilities remain open for worship.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

First detected in Wuhan, China, late last year, the coronavirus quickly spread around the world and became a global pandemic. The COVID-19 outbreak has altered and disrupted every day operations. Life is at a near standstill for most of the world, and San Antonio is not exempt.

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.