KSAT Q&A: Infectious disease Dr. Ruth Berggren discusses delta COVID-19 variant in Texas

UT Health San Antonio infectious disease specialist Dr. Ruth Berggren discussed the latest with COVID-19 and vaccinations.

SAN ANTONIO – UT Health San Antonio infectious disease specialist Dr. Ruth Berggren discussed the latest with COVID-19 and vaccinations in the KSAT Q&A.

Here are the three takeaways from today’s KSAT Q&A:

  1. The delta variant of COVID-19 originated in India and has gone through multiple mutations.
  2. It has become the dominant variant in the United Kingdom and beyond. It was recently detected in Houston, and Dr. Berggren believes it will gain traction in the United States.
  3. Dr. Berggren says vaccines are less effective against the delta variant.

About the Authors:

Steve Spriester started at KSAT in 1995 as a general assignments reporter. Now, he anchors the station's top-rated 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts.

Myra Arthur is passionate about San Antonio and sharing its stories. She graduated high school in the Alamo City and always wanted to anchor and report in her hometown. Myra anchors KSAT News at 6:00 p.m. and hosts and reports for the streaming show, KSAT Explains. She joined KSAT in 2012 after anchoring and reporting in Waco and Corpus Christi.