Long School of Medicine

KSAT 12: Doctors address false claim that COVID-19 vaccine causes infertility, sterilization

January 21, 2021
 

Dr. Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, is referenced in this KSAT 12 story, mentioning her participation in a KSAT virtual Town Hall in December when she said that several vaccine trial participants got pregnant during the trials without issue, and COVID doesn’t not appear to be affecting pregnancies in general. Read the story.


San Antonio Report: Long-term care facility residents begin receiving second doses of COVID-19 vaccination

January 21, 2021
 

Dr. Joseph Cantey, Pediatrics, is referenced in this San Antonio Report story on long-term care residents being vaccinated, saying that the vaccines create a protective immunity against symptomatic disease, but we don’t know yet to what degree that is going to interrupt asymptomatic transmission. Read the story.


MSN.com: Startling UK study reveals potential long-term coronavirus complications

January 20, 2021
 

Dr. Jason Bowling, Infectious Diseases, following his comments to KENS 5 TV about a startling UK study that reveals potential long-term coronavirus complications, had this story propagated by MSN. Read here.


KENS 5: Startling UK study reveals potential long-term coronavirus complications

January 20, 2021
 

Dr. Jason Bowling, Infectious Diseases, commenting to a KENS 5 TV audience about a startling UK study that reveals potential long-term coronavirus complications, said that a fair number of people experiencing a prolonged ICU stay or hospitalization will be suffering from consequences long after the initial battle against the infection. Watch the story.



Journal article reviews century of data showing COVID-19 likely to impact the brain

January 19, 2021
 

An article published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association cites decades of published scientific evidence to make a compelling case for SARS-CoV-2’s expected long-term effects on the brain and nervous system.



News 4: Drug combo helps COVID patients recover quicker, doctors say

January 19, 2021
 

Dr. Thomas Patterson, Infectious Diseases, was interviewed by News 4 San Antonio about the drug combo, that includes baricitinib, which is helping COVID patients recover quicker. Read and watch the story.