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Texas Standard: ‘Almost ipso facto’ – San Antonio reaches 1,000 deaths from COVID-19 months after forced reopening

September 18, 2020

Dr. Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, is mentioned at the beginning of this chronology of events of the pandemic presented by the Texas Standard, a radio program produced in the state capital in collaboration with Texas Public Radio San Antonio, KUT Austin, KERA North Texas and Houston Public Media. Read and listen to the story.


San Antonio Report: Community Labs founders hope to duplicate local coronavirus testing model across Texas

September 18, 2020

This article from the San Antonio Report explained how Drs. Marjorie David and Marsha Kinney, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, advised and provided the paired samples needed to evaluate a new coronavirus testing process of the nonprofit Community Labs, housed by BioBridge Global. Read the story.


San Antonio Express-News: ‘Silent spreaders’ of the coronavirus are the target of a new testing venture in San Antonio

September 18, 2020

UT Health San Antonio is conducting COVID-19 testing in collaboration with the nonprofit Community Labs, housed by BioBridge Global, working through a new approach that focuses on micro populations in shared places, such as area schools and businesses; this story ran in the San Antonio Express-News. Read the story.


San Antonio Report: County hospital district, medical school join forces to create integrated care network

September 17, 2020

This San Antonio Report article is about the Sept. 16 announcement by UT Health San Antonio and University Health System that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to create a top-tier integrated health delivery system to improve care throughout Bexar County. Read the story.


San Antonio Report: Foundations are bankrolling a $2.5M plan to test thousands for coronavirus. Here’s how it will work.

September 17, 2020

This San Antonio Report article is about Community Labs, a new nonprofit organization, which is funded by the 80|20 Foundation, the Kronkosky Charitable Foundation, and The Tobin Endowment. The lab is housed and operated by BioBridge Global, a nonprofit that oversees the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center and other entities, and the testing has […]


San Antonio Express-News: Commentary: How to vote safely in a pandemic

September 17, 2020

Dr. Ruth Berggren, Infectious Diseases, shares some recommendations on how people can safely vote this fall and explains the health benefits of civic engagement. Read the commentary.