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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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Key Player in Clinton Scandal Is Dead at 70

Key Player in Clinton Scandal Is Dead at 70

Linda Tripp, whose secretly recorded conversations with White House intern Monica Lewinsky led to the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton, died Wednesday at age 70. Her... Read more ...

Body Of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's Grandson Found: Police

Body Of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's Grandson Found: Police

Gideon McKean was found less than a week after the 8-year-old and his mother, Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, went missing while out on a canoe. Read more ...

GOP Senator To Sell Off All Individual Stocks After Coronavirus Trade Backlash

GOP Senator To Sell Off All Individual Stocks After Coronavirus Trade Backlash

Sen. Kelly Loeffler faced severe scrutiny after reports revealed that she sold up to $3.1 million in stock as the coronavirus pandemic intensified. Read more ...

Fed eases Wells Fargo growth cap to boost emergency loans

Fed eases Wells Fargo growth cap to boost emergency loans

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday eased the punitive growth restrictions it placed on Wells Fargo after a raft of consumer abuse scandals, allowing the giant bank to offer... Read more ...

Bernie Sanders suspends his presidential campaign

Bernie Sanders suspends his presidential campaign

Bernie Sanders is suspending his 2020 presidential campaign, ceding the Democratic nomination to Joe Biden after a string of losses last month crippled his campaign. He... Read more ...

Trump: GOP should fight mail-in voting because it 'doesn't work out well for...

Trump: GOP should fight mail-in voting because it 'doesn't work out well for Republicans'

President Donald Trump on Wednesday directed Republicans to "fight very hard" against efforts to expand mail-in voting amid the coronavirus pandemic, suggesting that such a... Read more ...

2020 Presidential Candidates: Which Democrats Are Running

2020 Presidential Candidates: Which Democrats Are Running

The Democratic presidential field started out as the most diverse ever, and the largest in at least 40 years. It's since winnowed down. (Image credit: Photo Illustration: Getty... Read more ...

Poll: Majority of Americans now disapprove of federal coronavirus efforts...

Poll: Majority of Americans now disapprove of federal coronavirus efforts, Trump's handling of crisis

More than half of Americans now say the federal government has poorly managed the coronavirus' spread within the United States, according to a new survey, and a majority also... Read more ...

Poll: Obama would be better amid coronavirus, but Trump bests Biden

Poll: Obama would be better amid coronavirus, but Trump bests Biden

Voters believe former President Barack Obama would be a better leader than President Donald Trump amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a POLITICO/Morning Consult poll... Read more ...

Bernie Sanders Weighs The Toughest Decision Of His Campaign

Bernie Sanders Weighs The Toughest Decision Of His Campaign

One of the hardest decisions for any candidate to make is whether to drop out of a race. It's even harder for the Vermont senator, who, at 78, likely wouldn't run for president... Read more ...