By Jolie McCullough, The Texas Tribune As the omicron variant of COVID-19 quickly spreads across the United States, public health experts fear that Texas’ health care system could once again be overwhelmed by the disease within weeks. “It’s really accelerating fast,” said Dr. Peter Hotez, a virologist at Baylor College of Medicine. “I think we’re going to be in the middle of it by Christmas.”
Written by Texas Tribune on Dec 20 2021 - 12:23pm
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Written by Denise Guerra on Nov 9 2021 - 1:53pm
Do you want to make an impact on how the city of San Antonio recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic? By attending public input hearings hosted by the city you can! The city of San Antonio was awarded $326.9 million by the federal government through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for the city’s continued recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. City leaders allocated $97.5 million “to stabilize the City budget and address immediate needs.”
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jul 15 2021 - 1:57pm
Where can you get vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus? This map has COVID-19 testing locations around San Antonio. Some locations require an appointment, others don't, the information for individual locations is provided below.
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Apr 22 2021 - 1:07pm
Scroll down to see how candidates' views on COVID-19, vaccines, and masks from various forums and town halls leading up to the May 1, 2021 election.
Written by Kelley Shannon on Mar 19 2021 - 12:38am
With state lawmakers immersed in the COVID-19 pandemic response and Texas’ electricity failures, the public’s access to information must be at the forefront of the Legislature’s actions. Information allows citizens to watch over their government, to speak out and to ask questions. There’s no better time than Sunshine Week, which began on March 14, to emphasize the importance of the people’s right to know.
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jan 12 2021 - 12:08pm
VIA Metropolitan Transit will offer complimentary transportation for any person traveling to or from an appointment at a City/County-sponsored COVID-19 vaccination site—including the Alamodome, Wonderland of the Americas Mall, and others—beginning Monday, January 11, and until further notice.
Written by City of San Antonio on Jan 8 2021 - 4:21pm
Updated as of January 15th: The San Antonio Metro Health District has received another 9,000-dose shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines and will begin booking appointments today for the Alamodome next week. WellMed has also received another 9,000 doses that will be distributed at two City of San Antonio senior centers next week.
Written by rudyarispe on Dec 10 2020 - 12:40pm
At age 18, Gidget Vasquez yearned to become a nun because she wanted to devote her life to the Lord by serving others and humanity. But there was just one thing that held her back from entering a convent, as she had planned to do. “She knew that one day she wanted to get married,” said her twin sister, Geneva Vasquez Garcia of Austin.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Dec 7 2020 - 12:40pm