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Kathleen Creedon

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Kathleen Creedon is a digital producer and reporter.

TUESDAY on "The Source" — One in four adults in the U.S. is living with a disability. That's 61 million Americans for whom everyday obstacles are exacerbated due to the outbreak, as COVID-19 shines a light on existing issues and poses new pandemic-related threats for people with disabilities.

Led by Dr. Joseph Varon, medical workers prepare to intubate a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient at the United Memorial Medical Center's coronavirus disease (COVID-19) intensive care unit in Houston, Texas, U.S., June 29, 2020.
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This post has been updated. It was originally published on Sunday, July 5, at 10:48 p.m.

San Antonio hospitals are under duress, and they have been for weeks. As COVID-19 hospitalizations and new cases increase, staffed hospital beds and ventilator capacity are decreasing.

The lack of availability of beds and ventilators is concerning for Bexar County and the smaller, rural counties that may rely on San Antonio hospitals for intensive care.

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This week, Dr. Ruth Berggren cautioned about celebrating Independence Day in big crowds. Mayor Ron Nirenberg has not closed municipal parks for the upcoming holiday weekend.

A testing site at Highlands High School saw 131 people on the first day it was open, May 28. The site will be open 10 a.m.–2 p.m. on May 29 and May 30.
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COVID-19 hospitalizations have more than doubled since June in San Antonio -- an indicator that the city is headed in the wrong direction in terms of flattening the curve.

Protesters gathered at the Paul Elizondo Tower downtown to hold District Attorney Joe Gonzalez accountable for the death of several Black San Antonians.
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About 50 activists gathered at the steps of the Paul Elizondo Tower on Tuesday for another day of protests in San Antonio. 

Protesters march downtown, starting south of Hemisfair at Blue Star Arts Complex and ending up at the foot of the Tower of the Americas.
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More than a week after the death of George Floyd, who was killed at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis, San Antonians are still protesting his wrongful death. And Monday, they took to the streets of Southtown.

Protesters march from the San Antonio Police Department headquarters to the Bexar County courthouse on June 6, 2020.
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El Alcalde de San Antonio, Ron Nirenberg, puso fin al toque de queda en el centro el sábado por la tarde después de muchas noches de protestas por la muerte de George Floyd.

El alcalde levantó el toque de queda por recomendaciones del administrador de la ciudad y el departamento de policía.

Protesters march from the San Antonio Police Department headquarters to the Bexar County courthouse on June 6, 2020.
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San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg lifted the downtown curfew Saturday afternoon following several nights of protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

The mayor lifted the curfew based on recommendations from the city manager and the police department.

Protestors march near the Pearl in San Antonio.
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A few dozen people protested near the Pearl on Friday afternoon. They spoke out against police brutality against black people, and they called out the silence of some white people. 

Protests against police brutality continue for a sixth day in San Antonio.
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More than 100 people gathered at the Bexar County Courthouse Thursday evening to peacefully protest police brutality in honor of George Floyd, a man killed by a police officer in Minneapolis last week.