Monoclonal Antibody Therapy Now Available in San Antonio
In order to assist STRAC (Southwest Texas Regional
Advisory Counsel) Regional Hospitals, a coalition of area Hospital
Systems, STRAC, the San Antonio Fire Department and the UT Health
San Antonio, Office of the EMS Medical Director have established a
Regional Infusion Center (RIC) to administer COVID-19 Monoclonal
Antibodies to outpatients referred from area Physicians, Clinics,
Urgent Care Centers and Emergency Departments. The goal
of this project is to prevent hospitalizations/ER visits for select
patients with COVID 19 infection. Click here for details.
Infusion Center Patient Screening/Referral Form
Questions on the Emergency Use Authorization for Bamlanivimab
Metro Health Medical Provider Town Hall - COVID-19
Please join the Metro Health Medical Provider Town Hall
about COVID-19 vaccines. Tune in to this event Wednesday, Dec. 9,
2020 from 6-7:30 p.m to find out what you can expect in the coming
weeks and months, as well as get answers to many of your questions
about vaccine availability, rollout timelines, efficacy rates, etc.
When it's time for the Town Hall, click here
to join the meeting.
Meeting number (access code): 177 350 1407
Meeting password: GXq5engGV32
Join by phone:
Access code: 177 350 1407
People With COVID-19 Most Infectious About Two Days
Before Symptoms Begin And For Five Days Afterward, Analysis Finds
The New York Times reports that people with COVID-19
“are most infectious about two days before symptoms begin and for
five days afterward, according to a new analysis of previous
research.” The analysis was published in the journal The Lancet
Read full analysis.
CDC Says Coronavirus Quarantine Time Can Be
Shortened From 14 Days
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
on Wednesday said its recommended quarantine time after someone is
exposed to coronavirus can be shortened to 7 days with a negative
test result, and 10 days without a test. CDC officials said that
ideally people would still quarantine for the full 14 days, but
that in an effort to boost compliance with quarantining and after
"extensive modelling," they determined there was a low
risk of people continuing to spread the virus in the final days of
Who Will Receive the COVID-19 Vaccine First and How
Will It Be Distributed?
Dr. Bryan Alsip, with University Health, answered
some other questions regarding the vaccine and what else we need to
know before its release. Watch video.
Texas Medicaid, CHIP Changes Extended Through 2020
Some Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance
Program flexibilities put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic
have been extended through Dec. 31, state health officials
announced. Continue reading.
Free PPE Supplies
Need PPE for your practice? Let us help! Physician
practices in need of PPE, please click here
to indicate your PPE needs. Requests are filled as donated supplies