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Navy hospital ships set to arrive in NYC, LA within days to relieve pressure on local hospitals treating coronavirus patients

13 days ago   |   By ABC

A 1,000-bed Navy hospital ship will arrive in New York Monday to will relieve the pressure on hospitals dealing with coronavirus patients.
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New York, New Orleans hospitals reel as U.S. leads world in coronavirus cases

13 days ago   |   By National Post

NEW YORK - The United States on Thursday surpassed China and Italy as the country with the most coronavirus cases, according to a Reuters tally, as New York, New Orleans and other hot spots faced a surge in hospitalizations and looming shortages in supplies, staff and sick beds.
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Worldwide coronavirus cases reach 500,000; US death toll tops 1,000

13 days ago   |   By ABC

According to data from Johns Hopkins University, the United States now has the most diagnosed COVID-19 cases in the world with 82,404 cases.
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NYC jail population lowest since World War II after coronavirus releases

NYC jail population lowest since World War II after coronavirus releases

13 days ago   |   By New York Post

New York City's jail population has dipped below 5,000 prisoners for the first time since World War II, as the city releases vulnerable inmates to stem the coronavirus outbreak, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday. “None of us expected this crisis, but one thing that has come out of it is that our jail population...
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New York's health care workforce braces for influx of retirees, inexperienced staffers

New York's health care workforce braces for influx of retirees, inexperienced staffers

13 days ago   |   By Politico

NEW YORK - As the coronavirus bears down on New York and the biggest U.S. city becomes the epicenter of the national crisis, state officials are scrambling to augment a health care workforce already stretched to capacity and falling prey to the virus itself.
New York is reaching into every corner of its medical industry for reinforcements, but a new push for retired workers is raising alarms as older populations are among the most susceptible to the disease. And with state rules relaxed, medical and nursing students with little experience are being called into service. Specialty doctors...
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A new report warns that the coronavirus pandemic will overwhelm US hospitals and kill 81,000 people by July

A new report warns that the coronavirus pandemic will overwhelm US hospitals and kill 81,000 people by July

13 days ago   |   By Business Insider

US coronavirus deaths could reach 81,000 by July, even with current social distancing measures in place, according to a new report from researchers at the University of Washington.
Some hospitals could run out of ventilators and intensive care unit beds as early as mid-April, the report projected.
However, the researchers said the initial wave of the COVID-19 pandemic could end by this summer if the country stays on lockdown.
"The trajectory of the pandemic will change - and dramatically for the worse - if people ease up on social distancing or relax with other precautions," the...
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Coronavirus is a threat to young people too, U.S. official Fauci tells NBA star Curry

13 days ago   |   By National Post

Some young and healthy people in the United States who have contracted the new coronavirus are becoming seriously ill, the top U.S. official on infectious diseases, Anthony Fauci, told NBA star Stephen Curry in an interview on Thursday.
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New York, New Orleans hospitals reel as U.S. coronavirus death toll tops 1,000

13 days ago   |   By National Post

NEW YORK - As the coronavirus pandemic's U.S. death toll raced past 1,000 people, hospitals and government authorities in New York, New Orleans and other hot spots grappled on Thursday with a surge in cases and a dire shortage of supplies, staff and sick beds.
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6.6 Million More File For Unemployment As Coronavirus Keeps Economy Shut

6.6 Million More File For Unemployment As Coronavirus Keeps Economy Shut

The number of people seeking jobless benefits shot up again last week, as 6.6 million more of the unemployed filed first-time claims. Nearly 17 million have filed in the past... Read more ...

Congress in standoff on virus aid, but first checks coming

Congress in standoff on virus aid, but first checks coming

For the next coronavirus aid package, the White House wants to pump $250 billion into a small business fund but opposes Democrats' proposal to tack on billions for protective... Read more ...

6.6 Million More File For Unemployment As Coronavirus Keeps Economy Shut

6.6 Million More File For Unemployment As Coronavirus Keeps Economy Shut

The number of people seeking jobless benefits shot up again last week, as 6.6 million more of the unemployed filed first-time claims. About 17 million have filed in the past... Read more ...

A USS Theodore Roosevelt sailor with coronavirus was taken to the ICU, as...

A USS Theodore Roosevelt sailor with coronavirus was taken to the ICU, as cases on the aircraft carrier continue to rise

A sailor assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt has been taken to the US Naval Hospital Guam and placed in an intensive care unit. The sailor tested positive... Read more ...

Saudi Arabia plowed $1 billion into Shell and other European oil producers

Saudi Arabia plowed $1 billion into Shell and other European oil producers

Saudi Arabia snapped up about $1 billion worth of stock in four European oil companies, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday . The kingdom took advantage of the... Read more ...

COVID-19: Business loses license, 9 others under investigation in San Benito...

COVID-19: Business loses license, 9 others under investigation in San Benito County

Hollister Mayor Ignacio Velazquez confirmed with Action News that Smokey Pete's Smoke Shop had its business license revoked after illegally operating during the stay-at-home order. Read more ...

A reporter asked Trump if he'd pardon Joe Exotic from 'Tiger King' and Trump...

A reporter asked Trump if he'd pardon Joe Exotic from 'Tiger King' and Trump said he'd look into it

President Donald Trump joked at his Wednesday press briefing that he would "take a look" at pardoning Joe Exotic from Netflix's "Tiger King." The now-famous zookeeper is... Read more ...

SEC Suspends Trading Of Company That Sold 'At-Home' COVID-19 Tests

SEC Suspends Trading Of Company That Sold 'At-Home' COVID-19 Tests

Wellness Matrix Group said the test had been approved but the Food and Drug Administration said it has not authorized any such product. (Image credit: Brendan Hoffman/Bloomberg... Read more ...

Anthony Fauci's vision for battling a second wave of coronavirus in the...

Anthony Fauci's vision for battling a second wave of coronavirus in the fall: Be prepared like we should have been in January

On Wednesday, Dr. Anthony Fauci discussed his playbook for preparing the US for potential future waves of COVID-19 infections , which could come after lockdowns lift or in the... Read more ...

Nearly 60% of the passengers on an Antarctic cruise ship have tested...

Nearly 60% of the passengers on an Antarctic cruise ship have tested positive for the coronavirus

More than half of those on board an Antarctic cruise ship have already tested positive for the coronavirus. The ship is stranded off the coast of Uruguay and not allowed to... Read more ...