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

    6 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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  • Coronavirus: NYC hospitals scour ‘nooks and crannies' to add more beds

    6 days ago - By NY Daily News

    In a race against time and a mounting death toll, New York City hospitals are frantically scouring their premises to find any available space to treat patients flooding in with coronavirus symptoms. From Elmhurst to Montefiore to Kings County, the mandate is clear - find the room and get more beds...
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  • New York, New Orleans hospitals reel as U.S. leads world in coronavirus cases

    6 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

    6 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

    6 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

    6 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

    6 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

    6 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

    6 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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