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New York surgeon writes haunting letter about rationing care for patients who don't have the coronavirus

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 01:29:59 GMT

In a haunting letter to his friends and colleagues, a Columbia University surgeon describes how coronavirus has forced doctors to ration care for very sick patients who don't have the virus, but still need medical procedures.


Some may joke about a coronavirus baby boom. Here's why you shouldn't try to conceive in quarantine

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 14:02:19 GMT

As much of the world settles into a new routine of social distancing, couples are likely to have a lot more free time at home to snuggle together.


A difficult week ahead in the coronavirus fight begins with a US death toll nearing 10,000

The coronavirus pandemic -- with a death toll nearing 10,000 -- is not yet under control, a top US health official warned as the nation prepares to enter its most critical week yet in the fight against the outbreak.


How to make your own face mask

Here are step-by-step instructions on how to make your own mask, based on guidance from the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. They're reusable and washable, and they should be worn while you continue to obey social distancing measures.


How do you stay home if you are homeless?

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 07:37:12 GMT


New York surgeon writes haunting letter about rationing care for patients who don't have the coronavirus

In a haunting letter to his friends and colleagues, a Columbia University surgeon describes how coronavirus has forced doctors to ration care for very sick patients who don't have the virus, but still need medical procedures.


From cleaning your home to buying groceries, this is how we can practice social distancing and stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic.


UK PM Boris Johnson admitted to hospital for tests

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 10:06:45 GMT

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to the hospital for tests, Downing Street said Sunday.


US coronavirus fight enters crucial weeks as the number of cases tops 330,000

The next two weeks will be crucial in the United States' fight against the coronavirus, warn health officials, who are urging Americans to continue practicing social distancing measures.


The mystery of why the coronavirus kills some young people

Sat, 04 Apr 2020 12:38:53 GMT

When 30-year-old Ben Luderer started to feel sick, he wasn't that surprised. Just a few days earlier, his wife, Brandy, had tested positive for coronavirus, but there wasn't much to it.


Trump suggests hydroxychloroquine may protect against Covid-19. Researchers say there's no evidence of that

President Donald Trump has twice tested negative for the coronavirus, but during a briefing at the White House on Saturday, he said he "may take" the drug hydroxychloroquine against Covid-19. He suggested it has protective effects against the novel coronavirus, although researchers say there's no evidence of that.


Most people recover from Covid-19. Here's why it's hard to pinpoint exactly how many

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 17:38:21 GMT

It's a question that many want answered: Exactly how many people recover from Covid-19?


These are the faces of some of the US coronavirus victims

Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:58:40 GMT

The number of people who have died in the United States after contracting the novel coronavirus continues to climb.


Loss of smell from coronavirus: How to test your sense

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 15:25:28 GMT

In mild to moderate cases of coronavirus, a loss of smell, and therefore taste, is emerging as one of the most unusual early signs of the disease called Covid-19.


Inside an ER during the coronavirus outbreak

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 07:29:20 GMT

One emergency room. Forty minutes. Six patients go into cardiac arrest. Four die before they make it out of the ER.


Doctors at University Hospital of Brooklyn, New York, explain the dire need for ventilators in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic. CNN's Miguel Marquez reports.


How to train yourself not to touch your face

Wed, 01 Apr 2020 22:14:00 GMT

We're washing our hands, staying at home and standing 6 feet apart when we do need to go out. What else can we do to limit the spread of Covid-19?


Inside an ER during the coronavirus outbreak

"CODE-99" rings out. In 40 minutes, six patients go into cardiac arrest. Four die. This is what it's like inside a New York City ER treating people with coronavirus.


Print this so you don't bring coronavirus home

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 12:34:36 GMT

Life under coronavirus means staying home as much as possible -- but you'll likely need to make a trip to the grocery store or pharmacy at some point.


As hospitals focus on coronavirus, patients with other illnesses wait in fear

Fri, 03 Apr 2020 14:06:09 GMT

After a diagnosis of breast and thyroid cancer last spring, LaDonna Lokey knew she had a long year of surgery and chemotherapy ahead of her.


Why these experts don't think we'll see a coronavirus baby boom

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 18:22:21 GMT

It's a topic of speculation every time a disaster hits.


Coronavirus symptoms: A list and when to seek help

What are the telling signs that you may have the novel coronavirus which causes Covid-19?


Here's a list of disinfectants you can use against coronavirus

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is arming consumers with a list of disinfectants that people can use to protect themselves from the novel coronavirus.


Now's the time to quit smoking: It could increase your odds of beating Covid-19

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 12:14:56 GMT

If you've been thinking about quitting smoking, there's no time like the present pandemic.


Tracking Covid-19 cases in the US

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 10:41:52 GMT


A difficult week ahead in the coronavirus fight begins with a US death toll nearing 10,000

Mon, 06 Apr 2020 09:06:58 GMT

The coronavirus pandemic -- with a death toll nearing 10,000 -- is not yet under control, a top US health official warned as the nation prepares to enter its most critical week yet in the fight against the outbreak.


A tiger at the Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus

Sun, 05 Apr 2020 16:02:06 GMT

Nadia, a tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York, has become the first of her kind to test positive for the coronavirus.


The mystery of why the coronavirus kills some young people

Covid-19 seems to most seriously affect older people, particularly those with pre-existing conditions such as heart disease, lung disease and diabetes. But it's becoming apparent there are many younger people who still get very sick and die.


How to make your own face mask

Thu, 02 Apr 2020 14:21:32 GMT

There's one thing you should know before diving into the conversation around masks: The public should not purchase surgical masks or N95 respirators. Health care workers are facing shortages and need those masks to treat coronavirus patients.


'Crappy' tests to check for past coronavirus infection are flooding the US, lab association says

Regulatory changes by President Donald Trump's administration have made it easier for companies to flood the US market with "crappy" tests that are supposed to determine whether someone has recovered from coronavirus, according to the CEO of the Association of Public Health Laboratories.