The COVID-19 crisis


Burnout. Trauma. Disillusionment: The toll of COVID-19 on San Antonio hospital workers | 12.17.2020

‘What if we pull the plug too early?’: In the age of COVID-19, decisions about death are fraught. | 9.4.2020

Night Shift: 18 hours inside a COVID-19 ICU | 6.12.2020

A last resort against COVID-19 | 4.26.2020

Inside the release of the Diamond Princess evacuees | 3.7.2020

Surge reporting

Hospitals full. Thousands infected with coronavirus each week. San Antonio pays the price for failing to flatten the curve. | 1.16.2021

As San Antonio’s COVID-19 hospitalizations soar, hospitals stretch beyond their normal capacities | 1.5.2021

‘Towards the fire’: Still filled with COVID-19 patients, San Antonio’s hospitals dance on the edge of disaster | 7.27.2020

‘We’re all fearful of what could happen’: COVID deaths rise in San Antonio as hospitals are pushed to capacity | 7.12.2020

‘It’s going to last a while’: Influx of COVID-19 patients threatens to push San Antonio hospitals to the breaking point | 6.28.2020


A more contagious coronavirus variant is in San Antonio. Now what? | 2.13.2021

Will COVID-19 have long-term effects on the brain? San Antonio researchers are trying to find out. | 1.11.2021

‘A dark winter’: San Antonio health experts warn of tough months ahead for coronavirus transmission | 11.15.2020

San Antonio nursing home at center of coronavirus outbreak recently cited for infection control problems | 4.1.2020

San Antonio has more than 100 coronavirus cases. The actual number is likely higher. | 3.27.2020

‘We’re at war’: What to expect as coronavirus continues to spread in San Antonio | 3.22.2020

She was released from a hospital in San Antonio with coronavirus still in her system. Weeks later, she doesn’t appear to have infected anyone. | 3.20.2020

Not a question of if, but when: U.S. health officials gear up for community coronavirus spread | 2.25.2020

‘Victims of circumstance’: Cruise ship passengers quarantined at Lackland faced chaotic trip home | 2.18.2020

Coronavirus is confirmed in patient under quarantine at Lackland | 2.13.2020

Medical reporting

Five nursing homes in San Antonio flagged for instances of abuse, neglect | 11.1.2019

Breaking HIV’s hold: San Antonio mobilizes to reduce virus’ spread | 10.24.2019

‘We will get an outbreak sooner or later’: Non-medical vaccine exemptions rise at San Antonio-area schools | 8.25.2019

A ‘scary disease’: Children with Type 2 diabetes suffer from advanced complications | 6.29.2019

Northeast Methodist Hospital cited for its handling of alleged abuse of elderly patient | 5.23.2019

A college student was training for the Army when ‘flesh-eating bacteria’ changed his life forever. | 4.24.2019

Lagging heart surgery ratings prompt changes at University Hospital | 3.9.2019

‘There is no way that boy is not a miracle’: A year after Sutherland Springs church massacre, injured 6-year-old fights for recovery | 12.20.2018

Cuddlers who volunteer to comfort fussy babies find it soothing for themselves | 11.24.2018

Education reporting

Unwelcomed Inspiration: Women recount disturbing encounters with S.A.’s ‘muse poet’ | 8.19.2018

Life in Transition: Part I: The battle | 5.19.2017, Part II: The mother and daughter | 6.1.2017, Part III: The legal hurdle | 8.10.2017

55 Minutes: For nearly an hour in May, an unstable man fired at will | October 2016 | Gunman killed after firing at onlookers | 5.29.2016

Houston dams are old, beat up and a vital line of defense | 9.2.2016

Proposed bail reforms offer support to the ill | 3.6.2016

Harris County Jail considered ‘unsafe and unhealthy’ for inmates, public | 11.21.2015

To Tell the Truth | 1.31.2016