As Coronavirus spreads and the world reacts with quarantines, social isolation and cancelled events, here are some helpful reports on what's known so far, and what we should do.
PBS NewsHour Special: Confronting Coronavirus
This PBS NewsHour special, which aired Thursday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 25, focuses on public and personal health, as well as economic impacts. The program featured a virtual town hall with curated questions from people across America.
NOVA: What We Know and Don’t Know about the Coronavirus
This 6-minute segment, aired by NOVA on Monday, March 9, outlines what you need to know about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the disease it causes, called COVID-19.
PBS NewsHour: With the coronavirus, "pay attention to the basics"
This 14-minute segment, aired by PBS NewsHour on Sunday, March 8, reports on a National Institute of Health advisory that says vulnerable people, particularly the elderly with underlying health conditions, should avoid large crowds and trips. Also, ProPublica reporter Caroline Chen, who has been reporting on the virus, discussed what people need to understand about testing and infection rates.
Local, state and national information and resources
- PBS NewsHour: What You Should Know
- City of San Antonio: Local Outbreak Information and Resources
- San Antonio Metro Health Hotline: (210) 207-5779, or email Covid-19@SanAntonio.Gov
- Texas Department of State Health: What to Do
- Centers for Disease Control: What You Need to Know