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About 90 people receiving antibody therapy for COVID-19 per day at Freeman Coliseum

About 90 people receiving antibody therapy for COVID-19 per day at Freeman Coliseum

Tags: Sign up for our NewslettersTags: SAN ANTONIO – COVID-19 patients in San Antonio are being treated daily at the Freeman Coliseum with antibody therapy.“Most patients have an immediate positive response to the drug,” said Elliott Mandell, senior vice president and chief pharmacy officer for University Health.Patients at the facility are receiving monoclonal antibody therapy called Bamlanivimab.“They are synthetic antibodies that are administered intravenously into your body that help fight off the virus in conjunction with your own antibodies,” Mandell said.In November, the authorized...

January 26, 2021
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New manufacturing facility sparks signs of growth on San Antonio’s South Side

New manufacturing facility sparks signs of growth on San Antonio’s South Side

, Video Journalist, PhotojournalistPublished: October 15, 2020, 10:19 pmTags: , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Video Journalist, PhotojournalistPublished: October 15, 2020, 10:19 pmTags: , , SAN ANTONIO – Navistar is the latest company to bring more jobs to the growing South Side of San Antonio.The manufacturing facility, scheduled to open in spring 2022, is expected to add more than 600 jobs to the South Side.“We’re currently looking to hire for various positions -- and human resources, IT, general management, engineering and manufacturing at the San Antonio facility,” said Christopher...

October 16, 2020
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Program employing hospitality workers impacted by COVID-19 will soon come to an end

Program employing hospitality workers impacted by COVID-19 will soon come to an end

, Video Journalist, PhotojournalistPublished: October 2, 2020, 10:53 pmTags: , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Video Journalist, PhotojournalistPublished: October 2, 2020, 10:53 pmTags: , , San Antonio – United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County’s program will end in just a few weeks, and some are worried about what’s next.The program focuses on paying people to cover shifts at local non-profit organizations.“It was designed initially to pair out-of-work restaurant workers, food service workers with positions in food banks that were experiencing high demand for food and were also losing...

October 3, 2020
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San Antonio to host drive-thru flu shot clinics in the fall

San Antonio to host drive-thru flu shot clinics in the fall

, Video JournalistPublished: August 28, 2020, 10:16 pmTags: , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Video JournalistPublished: August 28, 2020, 10:16 pmTags: , , , SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio health officials are preparing for the flu season amid the novel coronavirus pandemic and coming up with new ways to get people their flu shot while trying to limit the spread of both viruses.“What we will be giving is the quadrivalent flu shot, which protects everybody six months and older against two flu A and two flu B viruses,” said Dr. Anita Kurian, assistant director of the Metropolitan Health...

August 29, 2020
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San Antonio VA hospital accepting COVID-19 patients from border communities

San Antonio VA hospital accepting COVID-19 patients from border communities

, Video Journalist, PhotojournalistPublished: August 10, 2020, 10:31 pmTags: , , , , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Video Journalist, PhotojournalistPublished: August 10, 2020, 10:31 pmTags: , , , , , , SAN ANTONIO – The Rio Grande Valley continues to be hit hard with COVID-19 as hospitals run at capacity, so the San Antonio VA hospital is stepping in to help.“While we were already getting other patients from other hospitals in the region, we hadn’t heard from (the Valley),” said Christopher Sandles, medical center director and CEO of South Texas Veterans Health Care System.Sandles was...

August 11, 2020
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Military nurse shares experience working in San Antonio ICU with COVID-19 patients

Military nurse shares experience working in San Antonio ICU with COVID-19 patients

, Video Journalist, PhotojournalistPublished: July 20, 2020, 10:29 pmTags: , , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Video Journalist, PhotojournalistPublished: July 20, 2020, 10:29 pmTags: , , , SAN ANTONIO – There are approximately 35 military medical nurses currently serving at five San Antonio hospitals.U.S. Army Capt. Mieke Carifee is a registered nurse and has been helping at Baptist Medical Center in downtown for about two weeks.“I was stationed here originally, and my unit from Fort Carson was requested through FEMA to come and support the state of Texas. And so we were brought in to help...

July 21, 2020
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San Antonio cumbia singer on ventilator, battling COVID-19 for weeks

San Antonio cumbia singer on ventilator, battling COVID-19 for weeks

, Video Journalist, PhotojournalistPublished: July 16, 2020, 10:29 pmUpdated: July 17, 2020, 7:44 amTags: , , Sign up for our Newsletters, Video Journalist, PhotojournalistPublished: July 16, 2020, 10:29 pmUpdated: July 17, 2020, 7:44 amTags: , , SAN ANTONIO – The family of San Antonio cumbia singer Ernesto Cortez said he couldn’t breathe on his own anymore, and going to the hospital was his only option after he tested positive for COVID-19.“He’s been on the ventilator. He’s been fighting,” said Fernando Cortez, brother of Ernesto Cortez.Ernesto Cortez, 46, sings in local cumbia band Onda...

July 17, 2020
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There’s concern for San Antonio nursing homes as COVID-19 cases rise

There’s concern for San Antonio nursing homes as COVID-19 cases rise

, Video Journalist, PhotojournalistPublished: July 16, 2020, 6:34 amTags: Sign up for our Newsletters, Video Journalist, PhotojournalistPublished: July 16, 2020, 6:34 amTags: SAN ANTONIO – Nursing homes are a concern as COVID-19 continues to spread in San Antonio.On Tuesday, Metro Health said 43 residents have died at local nursing homes since the start of the pandemic.According to , 1,236 nursing home residents and 179 residents at assisted living facilities have died due to COVID-19.A nursing home is considered a medical facility where people receive continual care.An assisted living...

July 16, 2020
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Refrigerated trucks are on standby to hold bodies in San Antonio, officials say

Refrigerated trucks are on standby to hold bodies in San Antonio, officials say

, Video Journalist, PhotojournalistPublished: July 13, 2020, 10:48 pmTags: , Sign up for our Newsletters, Video Journalist, PhotojournalistPublished: July 13, 2020, 10:48 pmTags: , SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio officials reported Monday that refrigerated trucks are on standby as hospitals and morgues run out of space for bodies.Chief Medical Officer for CHRISTUS Health South Texas Dr. Ken Davis said “people’s loved ones are dying.”“It’s a hard thing to talk about,” Davis said. “People’s loved ones are dying. In the hospital, there are only so many places to put bodies of the loved ones and...

July 14, 2020
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