Long School of Medicine

San Antonio Express-News: Pregnant, immunocompromised or have allergies? Here’s what you need to know about COVID-19 vaccines

December 29, 2020
 

Dr. Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, provided an excellent interview to the San Antonio Express-News, reassuring the public about the safety of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and explaining the synthetic messenger, or mRNA, that directs cells to produce proteins that trigger the immune system to create antibodies. Read the story.


News 4: Flying can be low risk if passengers avoid one temptation

December 28, 2020
 

Dr. Anthony Hartzler, General and Hospital Medicine, commented to News 4 San Antonio regarding the importance of mask wearing when flying, when 6-foot distancing is not being maintained, as even a sophisticated ventilation system may not prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you take off your mask; Dr. Hartzler emphasized that COVID is primarily transmitted […]


Fox 29: Flying can be low risk if passengers avoid one temptation

December 28, 2020
 

Dr. Anthony Hartzler, General and Hospital Medicine, commented to Fox News San Antonio regarding the importance of mask wearing when flying, when 6-foot distancing is not being maintained, as even a sophisticated ventilation system may not prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you take off your mask; Dr. Hartzler emphasized that COVID is primarily transmitted […]


KENS 5: COVID-19 patients drive up emergency room numbers

December 28, 2020
 

Dr. Ralph Riviello, Emergency Medicine, was interviewed by KENS 5 regarding the current spike in new cases of COVID-19 due to patients seeking help from hospital emergency rooms, a spike that is surpassing even the typical peak seasons for the ER. Read and watch the story.


MSN.com: COVID-19 patients drive up emergency room numbers

December 28, 2020
 

Dr. Ralph Riviello, Emergency Medicine, contributed to a KENS 5 TV story that was then propagated by MSN regarding the current spike in new cases of COVID-19 due to patients seeking help from hospital emergency rooms, a spike that is surpassing even the typical peaks seasons for the ER. Read the story.


Yahoo!: This holiday, lock up the guns from inquisitive children

December 28, 2020
 

Dr. Lillian Liao, Trauma/Surgery, contributed to this article on Yahoo! regarding gun safety during the holidays, saying that as we mask, social distance and practice other safe behaviors to reduce our risk of COVID-19, we must also practice safety as gun owners, as unplanned discharges can be prevented. Read the story.