COVID-19 Media Coverage

San Antonio Express-News: Bexar County retains medical expert; emergency restrictions extended to June 15

March 19, 2020

Dr. Ruth Berggren, director of UT Health’s Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, is Bexar County’s new medical adviser on COVID-19.


KSAT 12: Doctor breaks down self-quarantine concept

March 19, 2020

Dr. Fred Campbell explains what it means to be under self-quarantine during the coronavirus outbreak.


KSAT 12: SAQ on-air: Anchors ask experts to answer your coronavirus questions

March 18, 2020

Ruth Berggren, M.D., associate professor of infectious disease and director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, separates fact from fiction about the coronavirus.


News 4: What local surgeons and dentists say about postponing elective surgeries

March 18, 2020

Richard Peterson, M.D. M.P.H., FACS, professor in the Department of Surgery, said elective procedures have been postponed, but stressed that necessary procedures should move forward.


Texas Public Radio: ‘If we go, we go’—tourists in San Antonio ignore the pleas of public health experts

March 18, 2020

Ruth Berggren, M.D., an infectious disease expert, explains why social distancing is necessary to avoid spreading the coronavirus.


Texas Public Radio: Are small playdates ok during COVID-19 outbreak?

March 17, 2020

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Ruth Berggren gives advice about playdates for kids during COVID-19 outbreak.