COVID-19

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A tribute to heroic service

December 18, 2020

As hope finally begins to break across the dark horizon, we wish to thank and pay tribute to you for the unique and heroic contributions you have made in the battle against COVID-19. Together, we will continue to make lives better.



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Triple threat: COVID-19, smoking and mountain cedar pollen

December 18, 2020

“We face a triple threat: Infection by two respiratory viruses, inflammation by tobacco smoke, plus a major allergen,” said Claudia S. Miller, MD, MS, a professor emeritus and environmental health expert. “Lungs, and their owners, can only take so much.”



The COVID-19 vaccine is here, but the fight is not over

December 17, 2020

Ruth Berggren, MD, infectious disease specialist for UT Health San Antonio, explains the excitement surrounding the arrival and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine and the importance of not letting our guard down during the holidays.



‘Hope in a vial’: COVID-19 vaccinations begin at UT Health San Antonio

December 16, 2020

UT Health San Antonio made history when the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine was administered to the university’s front-line health care workers, physicians, nurses and students.




UT Health San Antonio’s Dr. Ruth Berggren dispels vaccine myths during live KSAT 12 Town Hall

December 11, 2020

Dr. Ruth Berggren, infectious disease specialist at UT Health San Antonio, joined city officials and experts for a COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall live-streamed discussion on KSAT.com.




Safely celebrating the holidays during COVID-19

November 19, 2020

Masking, social distancing, good hand hygiene and limiting numbers of people at gatherings have proven to stop the spread of COVID-19.