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social distancing

Dominic Anthony Walsh

Long after recovering from the coronavirus, some survivors report a lingering side-effect: Neighbors, friends, and strangers still fear and distrust them. 

Oscar-winning composer Randy Newman is known for his songs from Pixar’s “Toy Story” movies and scores for films such as “Marriage Story.” 

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are using geolocation data from cellphones to track the effectiveness of social distancing across the country.

Vice President Mike Pence addressed the cadets in person, but parents and others were limited to watching the ceremony online.

Erin Rodriguez said her son Ricky, 10, misses his friends and Scrabble competitions. She says the coronavirus outbreak been isolating for her three sons, who have autism and find a lot of social connections in school.
Courtesy Erin Rodriguez

At Pin Oak Middle School, Elise Friou gets intensive reading instruction. She’s 13 years old, in sixth grade and has Down syndrome. While her mom Jane Friou says she’s made a lot of progress, Elise still reads somewhere on a second-grade level.

At least 554 coronavirus cases and 20 deaths had been confirmed in San Antonio as of Wednesday evening. 


As Texans practice social distancing and businesses close down to limit the spread of coronavirus, some religious facilities remain open for worship.


National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

First detected in Wuhan, China, late last year, the coronavirus quickly spread around the world and became a global pandemic. The COVID-19 outbreak has altered and disrupted every day operations. Life is at a near standstill for most of the world, and San Antonio is not exempt.


From Texas Standard:

Being confined and socially distanced from others during the COVID-19 pandemic is difficult for many people. But it may help to know that some have lived in quasi-isolation successfully, and even managed to learn valuable lessons from the experience.

As local and state government work to curb the proliferation of COVID-19, people across the U.S. are being told to adhere to temporary shelter-in-place and self-isolation orders, social distancing rules and in extreme cases, mandatory quarantine.


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