May 1, 2020
Kaiser Health News – Jane Gunter, a nurse practitioner in Tuolumne County, California, has long wanted to specialize in mental health so she can treat patients who have anxiety, depression and more complicated mental illnesses.
Her county, a rural outpost in the Sierra Nevada foothills with a population of about 54,000, has only five psychiatrists — “a huge shortage,” she said.
But Gunter, 56, wasn’t about to quit her job at the Me-Wuk Indian...
"It started off as just a little bit of a dry cough ... "
CDC – Know the facts about coronavirus (COVID-19) and help stop the spread of rumors.
FACT 1: Diseases can make anyone sick regardless of their race or ethnicity.
Fear and anxiety about COVID-19 can cause people to avoid or reject others even though they are not at risk for spreading the virus.
FACT 2: For most people, the immediate risk of becoming seriously ill from...
May 1, 2020
Biden on sexual assault allegation: 'never, never happened'
Washington (AP) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Friday categorically denied allegations from a former Senate staffer that he sexually assaulted her in the early 1990s, saying "this never happened."
Biden's first public remarks on the allegation by a former employee, Tara Reade, come at a critical moment for the presumptive Democratic nominee as he tries to relieve mounting pressure after weeks of leaving denials...
"Women are a core constituency for Democrats, and Biden has a mixed history."
April 29, 2020
Editor's note: This story contains graphic descriptions of an alleged sexual assault.
NPR – New information has emerged in recent days about a sexual assault allegation against the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden, made by Tara Reade, a former staff assistant in Biden's Senate office.
For the first time, someone has gone on the record to say that Reade detailed the...
Apr 26, 2020 |
Fox News – Actress Susan Sarandon joined a growing number of Sen. Bernie Sanders supporters Saturday in citing a resurfaced "Larry King Live" video as potential corroborating evidence of a sexual assault claim made by a former staffer against former Vice President Joe Biden.
Many Sanders supporters have been disappointed by their candidate's decision to end his campaign and endorse Biden -- claiming Biden is an "establishment" Democrat who lacks a commitment...
Why are more men dying from COVID-19 than women?
April 23, 2020
Mayo Clinic News Network – Men appear to be hit harder by COVID-19 than women.
Early data from China and the World Health Organization (WHO) show that more men than women are dying from COVID-19.
Other countries like Spain and Italy also are seeing higher death rates among men.
But why might that be? Dr. Gregory Poland, a Mayo Clinic COVID-19 expert, says this is a really important scientific...
"This virus won’t begin to disappear until a far higher percentage of the population – at least 60 percent – develops immunity ..."
April 11, 2020 |
The Boston Globe – Last week Governor Charlie Baker released projections of how many Massachusetts residents were likely to contract the coronavirus.
By this reckoning, Baker said, the state would experience “somewhere between 47,000 and 172,000 cases during the course of the pandemic.”
This represents between 0.7...
“We’re all supposed to be staying at home, and I’m out going to 10 different stores.” – Caroline Gregory, diabetes patient
As the country disinfects, diabetes patients can’t find this one thing
April 3, 2020
Kaiser Health News – While the masses hunt for toilet paper, Caroline Gregory and other people with diabetes are on a different mission: scouring stores for the rubbing alcohol or alcohol swabs needed to manage their disease.
Gregory stopped in Carlie C’s...
"I'm so excited, I want to cry."
City at center of China's virus outbreak gradually revives |
By Ng Han Guan and Joe McDonald |
WUHAN, China (AP) — Shopkeepers in the city at the center of China's virus outbreak were reopening Monday but customers were scarce after authorities lifted more of the anti-virus controls that kept tens of millions of people at home for two months.
"I'm so excited, I want to cry," said a woman...
"The simple fact is that Communist-ruled China has a long record as a source of potential epidemics and pandemics."
| Newt Gingrich, Fox News – Watching the Chinese Communist dictatorship mismanage the initial coronavirus epidemic, cover it up and then lie about it has been infuriating. But it is also a good lesson in how dangerous and how profoundly dishonest the dictatorship is.
China’s guilt at having allowed a local epidemic to turn into a worldwide...
The most important thing to know in life is where you're going to die. Then just make sure you never go there. – Headline Health
Funeral planning during COVID-19 crisis
Statement from the Luzerne County (PA) Funeral Directors Association
During these difficult and confusing times, to many people the loss of a loved one can feel more overwhelming than normal.
We, the members of the Luzerne County Funeral Directors Association, have dedicated our lives to giving guidance and...
“I have the virus. Now everyone is going to get sick.” – attributed to Margaret Cirko, 35, accused of coughing on groceries, stealing beer
| Mar 27, 2020
CNN – A woman purposely coughed on $35,000 worth of food at a Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania area grocery store, police said.
She likely faces criminal charges for coughing, one of the primary ways the novel coronavirus spreads.
The woman entered small grocery chain Gerrity's Supermarket in Hanover Township and started coughing...
What are the symptoms of the new coronavirus?
Here's how you could catch COVID-19.
March 23, 2020
Live Science – The novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19 has spread from the site of the original outbreak in China to affect 168 countries and regions around the world.
If effective controls aren't put into place, COIVID-19 could ultimately infect between 40% and 70% of the population worldwide in the coming year, according to Harvard T.H. Chan School of...
“It first struck me how different it was when I saw my first coronavirus patient go bad. I was like, Holy shit, this is not the flu. Watching this relatively young guy, gasping for air, pink frothy secretions coming out of his tube.”
A Medical Worker Describes Terrifying Lung Failure From COVID-19 — Even in His Young Patients
March 21, 2020
ProPublica – As of Friday, Louisiana was reporting 479 confirmed cases of COVID-19, one of the...
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