Health

US Hospitals Rush To Find Beds For Surge Of Virus Patients

SEATTLE (AP) — With her due date fast approaching, Kelly McCarty packed a bag with nursing tops, a robe, slippers and granola bars. Last week's ultrasound, she said, showed “this b...

Death Toll Mounts As Israel Still Ill-Prepared For Spike In Coronavirus Patients

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Despite increasing the stringent regulations on the lockdown, Israel continues to count increasing numbers of coronavirus patients and the death toll has also...

NY Nurse Treating Coronavirus Patients Dies Of Virus

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NEW YORK (AP) — A health care worker at one of the New York City hospitals under siege by the coronavirus has died, according to coworkers and his sister. Kious Kelly, an assist...

New Telltale Sign Of COVID-19 Emerges At Life Care Center With 37 Victims From The Virus

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KIRKLAND,WASHINGTON (VINnews) — A new symptom of the coronavirus has emerged which could aid in identifying patients with the contagious disease.  Nurse Chelsey Earnest is a life c...

Many Businesses Cautious About Restarting Economy Amid Virus

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — President Donald Trump wants the country open for business by mid-April, but some experts warn it's not as easy as flipping a switch: Economies run on confi...

Could Chloroquine Treat Coronavirus? 5 Questions Answered About A Promising, Problematic And Unproven Use For An Antimalarial Drug

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NEW YORK (THE CONVERSATION/AP/Katherine Seley-Radtke, University of Maryland, Baltimore County) An Arizona man died, and his wife was hospitalized, after taking a form of chloroqui...

Cuomo: 3,800 Hospitalized In New York, 285 Dead

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ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the state has climbed to 3,800, with close to 900 in intensive care. New York o...

They Already Had An Anxiety Disorder. Now Comes A Pandemic.

NEW YORK (AP) — At first, Jonathon Seidl wasn't worried about the coronavirus despite his anxiety disorder. But that changed. The 33-year-old digital media strategist from Dalla...

Rabbi Yeshayahu Englard, Brother Of Radzhiner Rebbe, Passes Away From Coronavirus

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NEW YORK (VINnews) —  Rabbi Yeshayahu Englard, the son of the previous Radzhiner Rebbe and brother of the current Rebbe, passed away Wednesday in Boro Park from the coronavirus at ...

The Deadly Polio Epidemic And Why It Matters For Coronavirus

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NEW YORK (THE CONVERSATION-AP) The fear and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic may feel new to many of us. But it is strangely familiar to those who lived through the...

Israel Publishes New Guidelines For Stricter Lockdown, Communal Prayer Forbidden Indoors

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JERUSALEM(VINnews) — Israel announced new guidelines for its closure which will be enforced as of 5 PM Wednesday. The new guidelines allow people to go out only for essential food ...

The Netherlands Is Ok With Citizens Being Exposed To The Coronavirus. That’s Both Reassuring And Terrifying To Me.

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AMSTERDAM (JTA-CNAAN LIPHSHIZ ) — Our Sunday in the park with the kids felt so normal that it was eerie. My wife, children and I were among hundreds of people enjoying the firs...

In Pandemic, Rumors Of Martial Law Fly Despite Reassurances

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NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans have been ordered to stay home. Businesses and schools are shuttered. And National Guard units have been activated in more than half the state...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Again Says Coronavirus Concern Overblown

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday stuck with his contention that concern about the new coronavirus is overblown, and accused Brazilian media of trying to st...

White House, Congress Agree On $2 Trillion Virus Rescue Bill

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders of both major political parties announced agreement early Wednesday on an unprecedented $2 trillion emergency bill to rush swee...

Israel: 5 Dead From COVID_19, More Than 2000 Infected As Stricter Lockdown To Begin Wednesday

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — As the coronavirus continues to spread unabated in Israel, there have been four fatalities from the virus in the space of just 36 hours, sparking concern that...

With Isolation, Abuse Activists Fear An ‘Explosive Cocktail

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“Safer at Home.” It's a slogan of choice for the mandatory confinement measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. But it's not true for everyone. As the world's fa...

Virus Briefings Are The New Campaign Rallies For Trump

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a new daily ritual now that the pandemic has put the kibosh on the signature campaign rallies that helped him get elected four years ag...

‘Cacophony Of Coughing’: Inside NYC’s Virus-Besieged ERs

NEW YORK (AP) — A “cacophony of coughing” in packed emergency rooms. Beds squeezed in wherever there is space. Overworked, sleep-deprived doctors and nurses rationed to one face ma...