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KSAT 12: UT Health San Antonio offers COVID-19 Halloween safety tips for school children in new video

November 2, 2020

Dr. Tess Barton, Pediatrics Infectious Diseases, urges audiences of KSAT 12 to employ COVID-19 safety guidelines at Halloween celebrations, as she also refers to a video offering children some suggested alterations for the holiday. Watch and read the story.

My San Antonio.com: Here’s what local doctors are saying about a possible coronavirus spike in San Antonio

November 2, 2020

Dr. Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, and Dr. Ralph Riviello, Emergency Medicine, are quoted in this San Antonio Express-News story about a possible coronavirus spike in San Antonio, urging diligence for wearing of masks and social distancing. Read the story.

San Antonio Express-News: Commentary: Suffering a heart attack and seeking treatment during COVID

November 2, 2020

Dr. Cindy Sickora, School of Nursing, and Dr. Dawn Hui, Cardiothoracic Surgery, are mentioned in this San Antonio Express-News-published opinion piece by State Representative Ray Lopez who shares his experience seeking treatment for a heart attack during COVID. Read the commentary.

KENS 5: Remdesivir study underway by UT Health San Antonio and University Health System

October 30, 2020

Dr. Thomas Patterson, Infectious Diseases, informs KENS 5 audiences about the three phases of the remdesivir trial, currently underway by UT Health San Antonio and University Health System. The FDA approval of the drug last week leads to fewer restrictions than the study had previously encountered under emergency-use authorization. Read and watch the story.

MSN.com: Kids and politics: In a divided country, are children destined to grow up on 1 side?

October 29, 2020

Dr. Barbara Robles-Ramamurthy, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, is quoted in this CNN story. She recommends focusing on values and morals as families work through today’s issues. Read the story.

This fall, keep up your resolve – and masks! – against COVID-19

October 29, 2020

Predictive models of expected disease activity agree: How we will fare depends on public behavior. Everyone should continue masking, handwashing and social distancing.