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2020

01

Apr

Coronavirus: US doctors warned they will be fired if they complain to media about lack of resources

Hospitals are threatening to fire medical staff that talk to the media about working conditions or a lack of equipment during the coronavirus pandemic. Bloomberg reports examples of disciplinary action taken against healthcare workers across the US, most shockingly including the firing of Dr Ming Lin, an emergency room physician in Washington state. At a […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT HABER , INDEPENDENT

01

Apr

Trump plan could kill billions of birds

A plan by the Trump administration to change the rules under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act could devastate the population of threatened and endangered species and accelerate their decline across North America, a former US wildlife official has warned. Dan Ashe, a former US Fish and Wildlife Service Director, told the The Associated Press news […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT HABER , ALJAZEERA

30

Mar

De Blasio says NYC only has enough medical supplies to last through the week

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told CNN’s Jake Tapper Sunday that the city, which has become the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the US, only has enough medical supplies to last through the week. “We have enough supplies to get to a week from today with the exception of ventilators. We’re going to need […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT HABER , CNN

28

Mar

Coronavirus: Teenage boy whose death was linked to COVID-19 turned away from urgent care for not having insurance

 A 17-year-old whose death was initially linked to the novel coronavirus despite not having any previously reported health conditions was denied treatment at a California medical facility over his lack of insurance, according to the mayor. R Rex Parris, the mayor of Lancaster, California, confirmed the teen’s death in a video posted to YouTube on Wednesday, in which he warned residents […]

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Country: United States
Source: INDEPENDENT

27

Mar

Coronavirus: One case lays bare America’s testing failure

“Trace, test and treat” has been the mantra of global health bodies in tackling the spread of Covid-19. But innumerable cases around the country show it is a model the United States has failed to recreate. “I’m still sick, it hasn’t improved. I’m coughing, I’ve been feverish and my left lung hurts. There have been […]

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Country: United States
Source: BBC NEWS , BBC

26

Mar

Worker at NYC hospital where nurses wear trash bags as protection dies from coronavirus

The shortage of safety gear at one Manhattan hospital is so dire that desperate nurses have resorted to wearing trash bags — and some blame the situation for the coronavirus death of a beloved colleague. A stunning photo shared on social media shows three nurses at Mount Sinai West posing in a hallway while clad in large, […]

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Country: United States
Source: AA , New York Post

25

Mar

Older people would rather die than let Covid-19 harm US economy – Texas official

As Donald Trump pushed to re-open the US economy in weeks, rather than months, the lieutenant governor of Texas went on Fox News to argue that he would rather die than see public health measures damage the US economy, and that he believed “lots of grandparents” across the country would agree with him. “My message: let’s […]

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Country: United States
Source: Sputnik , The Guardian

23

Mar

Total Cost of Her COVID-19 Treatment: $34,927.43

When Danni Askini started feeling chest pain, shortness of breath and a migraine all at once on a Saturday in late February, she called the oncologist who had been treating her lymphoma. Her doctor thought she might be reacting poorly to a new medication, so she sent Askini to a Boston-area emergency room. There, doctors […]

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Country: United States
Source: TRT HABER , TIME

21

Mar

US intelligence warned Trump in January and February as he dismissed coronavirus threat

President Donald Trump ignored reports from US intelligence agencies starting in January that warned of the scale and intensity of the coronavirus outbreak in China, The Washington Post reported Friday. Citing US officials familiar with the agencies’ reports and warnings, the Post reported that intelligence agencies depicted the nature and global spread of the virus and China’s […]

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Country: United States
Source: STAR HABER , CNN POLİTİCS

20

Mar

Two US senators sold shares after receiving virus briefing

Two Republican senators offloaded millions of dollars in stock shortly before the US markets crashed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Richard Burr, the Republican chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, and his wife sold up to $1.7m worth of shares on February 13, according to congressional disclosures. Kelly Loeffler, a former Intercontinental Exchange executive who […]

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Country: United States
Source: AA , FINANCIAL TIMES