COVID-19


Give thanks safely

November 18, 2020

A safer Thanksgiving doesn’t mean a nonexistent one. The safest, almost no-risk Thanksgiving is a celebration with members of your household only.




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.




Viral ‘molecular scissor’ is next COVID-19 drug target

October 22, 2020

Scientists laid out the framework for a new COVID-19 drug design that blocks the virus from replicating and disabling human proteins crucial to the immune response.



Flu shots are crucial during COVID-19 pandemic

October 6, 2020

Ramon Cancino, MD, MS, FAAFP, director of the Primary Care Center for UT Health Physicians, explains the importance of getting the flu vaccine during the COVID-19 pandemic and how you can avoid potentially contracting both the flu and the coronavirus at the same time. Learn more about our “We Can Stop the Spread” public education […]



COVID-19 makes it even more vital to get your flu shot

September 15, 2020

The flu vaccine can reduce symptoms that might be confused with those of COVID-19. In addition, the vaccine can decrease the severity of the illness, reduce hospitalizations and save lives.



Recovered from COVID-19? Help current patients by donating convalescent plasma

September 11, 2020

The South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is collecting plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients, per U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements, to be used as a treatment for patients who are currently sick with the virus.