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The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted many important milestones, including traditional graduations. Instead of walking the stage in a stadium or auditorium filled to the brim with friends and family, 2020 graduates are attending virtual, curbside and limited attendance ceremonies and celebrations.

 


The next phase of Gov. Abbott's plan to restart the economy includes reopening Texas' approximately 5,500 bars, taverns and nightclubs at 25% capacity this Friday


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.


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.


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.

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.
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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?


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