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LA’s mask factories shut down as hundreds of workers get sick

Francisco Tzul has worked in the Los Angeles garment industry for eight years, sewing clothing on cramped factory floors and struggling to get by on low wages. An undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, Tzul found himself out of work when the pandemic hit in

LA’s mask factories shut down as hundreds of workers get sick2020-07-12T02:24:32-04:00

‘All the hospitals are full’: In Houston, overwhelmed ICUs leave COVID-19 patients waiting in ER

HOUSTON — Houston hospitals have been forced to treat hundreds of COVID-19 patients in their emergency rooms — sometimes for several hours or multiple days — as they scramble to open additional intensive care beds for the wave of seriously ill people streaming

‘All the hospitals are full’: In Houston, overwhelmed ICUs leave COVID-19 patients waiting in ER2020-07-12T02:19:41-04:00

Life Care fired staffer who revealed nursing home nightmare to Reuters

(Reuters) - A nursing home owned by Life Care Centers of America Inc has fired one nurse and banned another from the premises after the two were quoted in a Reuters investigation detailing horrific conditions, a staff exodus and a botched management response

Life Care fired staffer who revealed nursing home nightmare to Reuters2020-07-11T04:10:38-04:00

Open Letter Calls for Overhaul of Nursing Home Care in Massachusetts

In an open letter to a Massachusetts task force established to study the state’s response to COVID-19, the Pioneer Institute, a state policy think tank, highlights much-needed reforms at the state’s nursing homes. More than 60 percent of the state’s deaths from coronavirus—5,086

Open Letter Calls for Overhaul of Nursing Home Care in Massachusetts2020-07-11T04:04:54-04:00

Long lines as COVID-19 testing blitz begins in 8 Mass. communities

BOSTON — Long lines formed Friday as the state opened free COVID-19 testing in eight communities that are seeing elevated spread of the virus. Before the doors could even open Friday, there was a line outside MGH’s Chelsea Healthcare Center with people waiting

Long lines as COVID-19 testing blitz begins in 8 Mass. communities2020-07-11T03:56:12-04:00

‘If this bill passes, nursing homes will close’: Critics assail bill that would mandate staffing levels

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) ─ A group that represents nursing homes at the State House is raising concerns over proposed legislation that would raise the state’s minimum staffing requirements. Scott Fraser, president of the Rhode Island Health Care Association, told the House Finance Committee

‘If this bill passes, nursing homes will close’: Critics assail bill that would mandate staffing levels2020-07-10T01:56:05-04:00

How Covid-19 will change air travel as we know it

In 2001, air travel was dealt a massive blow by the 11 September attacks, and the effects lasted years. But this was a ripple compared to what Covid-19 will do. In the heart of Australian outback lies Alice Springs. The town – colloquially

How Covid-19 will change air travel as we know it2020-07-10T01:52:00-04:00

Medics are down to their last defense with coronavirus swamping their town

El Centro, California(CNN) Coronavirus is winning the battle in El Centro, California. It's in almost every patient in the hospital. Tents are being put up to handle even more cases. It's on the streets, forcing rescuers to put on protective suits and cumbersome

Medics are down to their last defense with coronavirus swamping their town2020-07-10T01:48:09-04:00

COVID-19 and blood type: What’s the link?

If there’s one thing we want to know about COVID-19, it’s probably this: What’s my risk of getting it? Researchers have identified certain things that make some people more vulnerable than others. Men are at greater risk than women. Older people are at

COVID-19 and blood type: What’s the link?2020-07-10T01:43:00-04:00

Scientists highlight potential link between COVID-19 and brain damage

Last October, Burrel Jones made a trip to the Naskila Gaming center in Livingston, Texas. The bingo hall is located on the reservation of the Alabama-Coushatta tribe, and he expected just another routine visit. What he got, though, was a tumble down the

Scientists highlight potential link between COVID-19 and brain damage2020-07-09T04:57:45-04:00

California hospitals prepare for influx of COVID-19 patients

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Gavin Newsom talked Wednesday about how hospitals are making adjustments and preparing to care for more COVID-19 patients. Here’s some of the new data Newsom highlighted Wednesday: 106,085: Seven-day average of daily tests 7.1% positivity rate in the last

California hospitals prepare for influx of COVID-19 patients2020-07-09T04:55:06-04:00
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