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Dallas Williams

Associate Producer, "The Source"

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. 

County and city leaders face tough decisions and multi-million dollar budget losses due to the coronavirus pandemic. Quarantine and shelter-in-place orders have effectively halted San Antonio’s buzzing tourism industry -- a major source of revenue for local governments.

The federal government is spending $2 trillion to help individuals and entities hurt by the COVID-19 public health emergency. What's in the stimulus package and how could it help you?

For this week's "Ask the Expert" segment, we discuss elective surgery caseloads, the regional supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) and rural facilities readiness to meet coronavirus patient demands.

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.