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Competing Hospitals Cooperate to Meet the Crisis
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Competing Hospitals Cooperate to Meet the Crisis

For hospitals, among the nation’s biggest and most competitive businesses, giving up lucrative surgeries to make way for a competitor’s overflow of patients does not come naturally. But as COVID-19 threatens to overwhelm the American health care system, U.S. hospitals... Read More

The Feds Fell Short on PPE, So Everyday Americans Stepped Up
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The Feds Fell Short on PPE, So Everyday Americans Stepped Up

States are desperate for medical supplies, governors are pleading with the federal government to secure dwindling lifesaving equipment, and the number of novel coronavirus cases continues to rise nationally. But emerging from this crisis has been a widespread effort by... Read More

Fauci Says US Virus Deaths May Be 60,000, Half of Projections
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Fauci Says US Virus Deaths May Be 60,000, Half of Projections

U.S. fatalities from Covid-19 may be as low as 60,000 — far fewer than earlier projections — because of safety measures such as social distancing, the nation’s top infectious disease expert said Thursday. “The real data are telling us it... Read More

Federal Judge Says Texas Providers Can Temporarily Resume Abortions
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Federal Judge Says Texas Providers Can Temporarily Resume Abortions

AUSTIN, Texas — Going against a recent federal appeals court ruling, a lower federal judge says Texas abortion providers can offer certain abortions while they continue fighting in court against a state order that halted most abortions. U.S. District Judge... Read More

Feds’ Stockpile for Coronavirus Response is Exhausted
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Feds’ Stockpile for Coronavirus Response is Exhausted

WASHINGTON — As the Trump administration depleted the national stockpile of medical supplies over the last month to fight the coronavirus, it sent hundreds of thousands of masks, respirators and other protective equipment to states with very small outbreaks, new... Read More

New Data Suggest Coronavirus Death Toll May Not Be as High as Feared
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New Data Suggest Coronavirus Death Toll May Not Be as High as Feared

WASHINGTON — Public health experts say information about the spread of the novel coronavirus through Texas and Florida in coming days could be crucial in predicting how many Americans are likely to die from the pandemic. The apparent effects of... Read More

Hospitals Say Feds Are Seizing Masks and Other Supplies
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Hospitals Say Feds Are Seizing Masks and Other Supplies

WASHINGTON — Although President Donald Trump has directed states and hospitals to secure what supplies they can, the federal government is quietly seizing orders, leaving medical providers across the country in the dark about where the material is going and... Read More

Love Him or Hate Him, Brits Rally Around a Stricken Boris Johnson
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Love Him or Hate Him, Brits Rally Around a Stricken Boris Johnson

LONDON — Back in December, when Britain was in the midst of an angry, divisive general election campaign, Amy Woodrow Arai went door to door in her southeast London neighborhood, desperate to divert votes away from Boris Johnson’s Conservatives. To... Read More

Tools to Handle the Challenges of Parenting During Pandemic
Mental Health
Tools to Handle the Challenges of Parenting During Pandemic
2020-04-07 15:55:50
by Kate Michael

Schools and activities are closed, parents are trying to work from home, and everyone feels cooped up and a little crazy. Parenting during a pandemic puts additional stress on a family, but there are strategies that can help you to... Read More

Emergency Room Doctor Says, “We Knew It Was Coming”
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Emergency Room Doctor Says, “We Knew It Was Coming”
2020-04-07 15:51:49
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON -- "We knew it was coming." Those were among the first words uttered by a young emergency room doctor when reached by The Well News earlier this week. The doctor, who had told his hospital he would be speaking... Read More

Medical Group Endorses Hydroxychloroquine for ‘Sufficiently Severe’ Coronavirus Patients
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Medical Group Endorses Hydroxychloroquine for ‘Sufficiently Severe’ Coronavirus Patients

NEW YORK — A task force led by the American Thoracic Society in New York has temporarily endorsed using hydroxychloroquine for hospitalized coronavirus patients with “severe pneumonia.” The group stressed the recommendation applies only to hospitalized patients where the “clinical... Read More

Cuomo Extends New York ‘On Pause’ Order Through April 29
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Cuomo Extends New York ‘On Pause’ Order Through April 29

NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday ordered non-essential businesses and schools across New York to remain closed through the end of the month, as the coronavirus claimed another 599 lives in the Empire State overnight. In his daily... Read More

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