COVID-19

Texas Public Radio: Ask the expert: Local infectious disease expert answers your questions about COVID-19

May 11, 2020

Dr. Ruth Berggren, infectious diseases specialist and director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics at UT Health San Antonio, answers questions about whether schools should continue wind instrument teaching, if the coronavirus can travel through air conditioning systems and whether the use of facial coverings should be enforced. Listen to the Q&A. 


San Antonio Express-News: Editorial: Join our discussion on public health

May 11, 2020

Dr. Barbara Taylor, an associate professor of infectious diseases, is leading the COVID-19 Health Transition team. Dr. Taylor will be joining the San Antonio Express-News editorial board to discuss COVID-19. The community is invited to join the conversation via livestream on Tuesday, May 12, at 11 a.m. on ExpressNews.com. Read more. 


Texas Public Radio: Antiviral drug is approved for emergency use to treat COVID-19 patients

May 8, 2020

Dr. Thomas Patterson, chief of infectious disease, discusses the new antiviral drug, remdesivir, receiving emergency authorization by the FDA. Patterson is a local PI of the UT Health San Antonio study site in collaboration with University Hospital. Read the story.


San Antonio Express-News: Watch Live: A conversation about COVID-19 data and trends in San Antonio

May 8, 2020

San Antonio Express-News hosts a community conversation with Dr. Barbara S. Taylor and Assistant City Manager Colleen Bridger, on Tuesday, May 12 at 11 a.m. Taylor, an associate professor of infectious diseases and the assistant dean for the MD/MPH program at UT Health San Antonio, is leading the city’s COVID-19 Health Transition Team. Read more. 


Texas Standard: Ask a doctor: Is it safe to get a haircut, and other questions answered

May 8, 2020

Dr. Fred Campbell, General and Hospital Medicine, answers listeners’ questions about their health during the coronavirus pandemic. Listen to the Q&A.


PSA: Cancer prevention and screening during the COVID-19 pandemic

May 7, 2020

Ruben Mesa, M.D., director of the Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, asks that the public keep their cancer screenings, tests and treatments during this time.