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52 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
Delta And Disinformation: The COVID Surge We Chose
The emergence of the delta variant has presented a daunting challenge in the fight against the COVID virus, made worse by a pandemic of bad information. Much of that bad information is being spread intentionally by people who know it's false; it's disinformation. People across the country consume that disinformation and — believing it's true — pass it on. In this episode of Petrie Dish, we explore the medical misinformation and disinformation that are fueling anti-mask and anti-vaccine beliefs that are driving the delta surge.
29 minutes | Aug 20, 2021
Pregnancy During A Pandemic Is Scary — The Delta Variant Is Making It Worse
COVID-19 and pregnancy are not a good mix. In this episode of Petrie Dish, Bonnie Petrie explores the risks associated with getting COVID during pregnancy and why doctors are recommending that people who are pregnant get a COVID vaccine.
30 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
Going Back To School Safely During The Delta Surge
In this episode of Petrie Dish, a pediatric infectious diseases doctor outlines steps those who are around unvaccinated children can take to keep them safe.
20 minutes | Jul 16, 2021
South Texas ICU Doctor Says COVID Numbers Are ‘Trending In The Wrong Direction’
In this week's Petrie Dish, we follow up with Hidalgo County’s health authority about the increasing number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in the area.
15 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
'A Pandemic Within A Pandemic': Expert Urges People To Get Vaccine To Combat New Delta Variant
An increasing number of cases of the delta variant in the United States has many experts urging caution.
32 minutes | Jun 8, 2021
An Expert Answers Teens' Questions About The Pfizer Vaccine
The director of the Centers for Disease Control urged adolescents aged 12 and up to get vaccinated against COVID-19 after a recent increase in COVID hospitalizations for that age group. Many adolescents have questions about the vaccine. Petrie Dish asked an expert for the answers.
58 minutes | May 14, 2021
The State Of The Pandemic
As of May 13, nearly 120 million Americans are fully vaccinated, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidance saying anyone who is fully vaccinated can take off their masks in most situations, outside and inside.For many in the United States it can feel like the pandemic is over, but many people across the country remain unvaccinated and COVID surges are still happening across the globe. This week's Petrie Dish takes a look at the state of the pandemic.
27 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
One In A Million: What You Need To Know About The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Pause
The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control have asked vaccine administrators to stop using the Johnson & Johnson one-dose COVID-19 vaccine. The federal agencies called for this pause after six women experienced dangerous blood clots after getting the J&J shot. Dr. Ruth Berggren is an infectious diseases doctor and the director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics at UT Health San Antonio. She says this recommended pause is appropriate, but stresses that the reports of blood clots in those who’ve received the J&J shot are exceedingly rare.
35 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
How Can We Help Children Recover From The Trauma Of The Pandemic?
The pandemic has not been easy on children. TPR's Bonnie Petrie spoke with a renowned pediatrician about how to help them overcome the individual and collective trauma of the last year.
55 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
One Year Later: Postcards From The Pandemic
People who've been working on the front lines of the pandemic reflect on the one year milestone and the loss of 500,000 Americans.
26 minutes | Feb 15, 2021
'Petrie Dish' Host Receives COVID-19 Vaccine, But Why Are Other Texans Missing Out?
This week's Petrie Dish is personal: Host Bonnie Petrie receives her first dose of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine.
34 minutes | Feb 9, 2021
He's Been Dubbed 'The Fauci Of The Border' — Why Dr. Cigarroa Is Fighting For Laredo
Dr. Ricardo Cigarroa is a cardiologist in Laredo. He descends from a line of doctors in the city who have been serving patients there for 100 years.
31 minutes | Feb 2, 2021
Can We Get Vaccinated Before The Mutant COVID-19 Takes Over? The Race Is On.
Dr. Katelyn Jetelina is an epidemiologist at UT Health’s School of Public Health in Dallas. She said there are about 12,000 strains of SARS-CoV-2 circulating around the world right now. One of them — the UK variant — is likely to become the dominant strain in the U.S. by March.
53 minutes | Jan 20, 2021
Overcoming Grief In The Worst Year Of Our Lives
The pandemic has killed hundreds of thousands of Americans, but it's also stolen our normal lives and our sense of security. How do we go on when pressed under the weight of so much personal and collective pain? This week's Petrie Dish explores pandemic grief and also considers ideas about how to transform that pain into resilience.
21 minutes | Jan 5, 2021
A Disease Expert Explains The New COVID Mutation That's Shut Down Britain
Dr. Ricardo Carrion, a virologist at Texas Biomedical Research Institute in San Antonio, leads us on a deep dive into coronaviruses, this mutation, and what it may mean for the newly developed coronavirus treatments and vaccines.
50 minutes | Dec 22, 2020
Overwhelmed And Understaffed: Rural Hospitals Struggle With Texas' Worst COVID-19 Surge
Texas hospitals are struggling under the weight of the state's worst COVID-19 surge yet. This month the state has seen single-day records for the first, second and third most confirmed daily cases. Hospitalizations have reached the highest level since July. And the situation is likely to get worse. Rural parts of Texas are being hit especially hard.
23 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
This Mathematician Projects Up To 1.2 Million COVID-19 Deaths In US By March
A San Antonio mathematician who has modeled this pandemic since the beginning says more than 1 million people could die of COVID-19 by spring.
24 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
Vaccine Expert Says There Isn't A 'Better' COVID-19 Immunization; Suggests Taking 1st Option
Dr. Peter Hotez expects two COVID-19 vaccines to be approved before the end of the year, and possibly a half dozen by this time next year. He says he has no preference among the early offerings and will get the first one that's made available to him.
30 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
A Conversation With A Doctor From Joe Biden's COVID-19 Advisory Board On Their Plans To Fight The Pandemic
Dr. Céline Gounder is on President-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 advisory board. She said tracking the virus’ progression through the country as the number of infections, hospitalizations, and deaths rise is extremely difficult.
54 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
'It's Nonstop' — Texas Reaches 1 Million COVID-19 Cases And 20,000 Deaths
Recent surges in El Paso, Armarillo and Lubbock have pushed Texas’ total case count over 1 million with about 20,000 deaths.How did Texas get here, and what lies ahead?
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