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Dallas Williams

Associate Producer, "The Source"

Pregnancy is already a nerve-wracking time for expectant mothers and families, but the coronavirus pandemic is taking this to a whole other level. For many, the momentous experience and joy of new life is overshadowed by fear and uncertainty.

This week, Dr. Ruth Berggren answers questions about the virus' infection and mortality rates, antibody tests, and how to safely reopen San Antonio in the wake of COVID-19.

Millions of Americans are out of work and struggling to make ends meet due to the ongoing public health crisis. In response, last week San Antonio City Council officially allocated $25 million to help pay the bills of those affected by COVID-19's economic fallout.

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Life as we knew it is being held hostage by the coronavirus pandemic. When the outbreak reached San Antonio, local leaders took decisive action to slow the virus’s spread. 

Though restaurants in the Quarry remain open for curbside to-go service, a majority of the other businesses are closed, including the Regal Alamo Quarry theater and Gold's Gym.
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In conjunction with an economic team, a nine-person task force comprised of local medical and public health experts will advise San Antonio City Council on the best ways to reopen the economy. 

While many Americans are hunkered down at home under shelter-in-place protective orders, more than 2 million U.S. grocery store employees are working on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. 

This week, Dr. Ruth Berggren answers questions about antibodies testing, maintaining health routines for chronic diseases and whether Tamiflu works as a possible treatment for COVID-19.

Last week listeners asked Dr. Ruth Berggren about elective surgeries, the rate of influenza patients and how to determine whether someone has become immune from COVID-19.

Several weeks of coronavirus data indicate an overwhelming number of the virus’ victims are people of color. Once called "the great equalizer," COVID-19 is instead magnifying inequalities across American economic, social and civic systems.

On Friday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced the first phase of his plan to reopen the state's economy, which has been mostly shuttered due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, by May 1.