Do Masks Really Help Reduce The Spread of Coronavirus?

Wearing a mask in public has become a mandate in many cities and states across the U.S. And as many craft individuals flock to Etsy to fulfill this demand, others wonder the efficacy of donning a mask to prevent infection. Recently, a company called Smart Air performed an...
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Questions Amid COVID-19: FAQ’s Answered By A Microbiologist

With so much information going around about COVID-19, it’s often hard to parse out the facts from the noise. Based on what is currently known, here we will demystify and answer some frequently asked questions about coronavirus, its impacts on human health and what comes next....
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UT Health San Antonio Student Launches Medical Heroes of San Antonio 

The current coronavirus pandemic has created a world of political, economic, and undoubtedly biological unrest. Fluctuating details surrounding politics and the world economy have generated uncertainty in the hearts of many Americans leaving us wondering who and what to believe...
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UT Health San Antonio Creates Virtual Food Pantry

The Office of Student Life has created a virtual food pantry that provides local resources for students who reside in San Antonio and surrounding areas. If you or your family are experiencing food insecurity, view the Virtual Food Pantry HERE for support and updated resources.
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What Is Herd Immunity And What Does It Mean For COVID-19?

INDIVIDUAL IMMUNITY Immunological memory is the ability of the immune system to quickly and specifically recognize a previously encountered antigen (i.e. a pathogen-derived epitope) and initiate a directed immune response. Generally, secondary, tertiary and subsequen...
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Coping with the stress of social distancing as a graduate student

Being a fifth year Ph.D. student, I had extensive timeline and professional plans for the next few months that revolved around completing my Ph.D. and the future after that. When COVID-19 pandemic prompted, causing non COVID related labs to be shut down and all the events being...
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Wellness Wednesday Submissions: Look At The New Hobbies Graduate Students Have Picked Up

This year for Graduate Student Appreciation Week, we hosted Wellness Wednesday where we asked students to share with us their hobbies that they’ve picked up during this period of self-isolation as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Congrats to all our gift card winners from...
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7 Commonly Asked Questions About COVID-19

 1) Why should we care? COVID-19 is a pandemic with no current vaccines and drugs. 2) Why social distancing? Because one can be asymptomatic and still spread the disease. At least, one out of four patients have been reported to be asymptomatic (some studies suggest 50 percent)....
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