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Ask The Expert: Dr. Ruth Berggren Replies To Listener Questions About COVID-19

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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 hydroxychloroquineis an effective drug treatment for COVID-19.

Guest: Dr. Ruth Berggreninfectious diseases specialist and director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics at UT Health San Antonio

Submit your questions by voicemail at (210) 615-8982, email thesource@tpr.org  or tweet @TPRSource.

*This interview was recorded Thursday, April 9.

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Dallas Williams is a Producer for The Source at Texas Public Radio. With a degree in Mass Communication — Broadcast Media, Dallas brings a unique perspective and a passion to producing a live, call-talk show.