Delegation of Bexar County state lawmakers appeal to Gov. Abbott for more state contract hospital nurses
A delegation of bipartisan Bexar County state lawmakers wrote a letter to Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday in support of a request made by San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff for more state contract nurses in San Antonio and Bexar County hospitals.
KSAT Q&A: Infectious disease doctor discusses COVID-19 reinfection with omicron, what to do when showing symptoms
Dr. Ruth Berggren, an infectious disease specialist with UT Health San Antonio, joined Thursday’s KSAT Q&A to discuss COVID-19 reinfection with the new variant, omicron’s effect on frontline health care workers and precautions to take for those who start showing symptoms and can't find a test.
WHO: Record weekly jump in COVID-19 cases but fewer deaths
The World Health Organization says a record 9.5 million cases of COVID-19 were tallied around the world over the last week, noting a 71% surge in the weekly count of infections amounting to a “tsunami” as the new omicron variant sweeps worldwidewashingtonpost.com
Restaurant staffing shortage in San Antonio compounded by latest Covid-19 surge
Like many restaurants in San Antonio that have struggled for months to hire new workers since the lockdown ended, the staff shortage at Nicha’s has been compounded by the latest COVID-19 surge fueled by the omicron variant.
Monoclonal antibody supply to fight omicron variant ‘exhausted’ at San Antonio infusion center, TDHS says
Monoclonal antibody infusion centers in San Antonio and other Texas cities will not be offering monoclonal antibodies used to fight the omicron variant for the remainder of the year due to a national shortage, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDHS).