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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 hydroxychloroquine is an effective drug treatment for COVID-19.

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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?


On March 23, Texas Governor Abbott issued an order postponing all elective operations and procedures that are not “immediately medically necessary," including abortions. 


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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.


As the coronavirus pandemic continues to upend daily life, news coverage is fast-paced and ever-changing. There isn't always enough time to address all listener concerns on air on "The Source," so we're teaming up with experts to get your questions answered.

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With primary runoffs on the horizon and a presidential election later this year, will the way Texans register to vote and cast ballots be modified to fit our new coronavirus pandemic reality? What needs to happen to protect the integrity of elections amid the COVID-19 outbreak?


As the coronavirus pandemic continues to upend daily life, news coverage is fast-paced and ever-changing. There isn't always enough time to address all listener concerns on air on "The Source,"so we're teaming up with experts to get your questions answered.

This week’s interview addresses how to care for the sick at home, personal protective equipment shortages and the most recent information about signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

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.


Last week, Governor Abbott ordered all Texas schools to close through April 3 to limit the spread of coronavirus and its disease COVID-19. The decision has caused a litany of problems, chief among them being how to effectively implement remote teaching and learning amid the public health crisis.


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An estimated 37 million domestic jobs could be lost in the U.S. due to temporary shutdowns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, which had infected more than 318,000 people and claimed nearly 14,000 lives worldwide as of Sunday afternoon.


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