COVID-19 reaches quarter of New Jersey’s nursing homes

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia, or death.

California Issues First New Fracking Permits Since July

Fracking is a process for extracting oil and natural gas from rock deep below the earth’s surface. It involves shooting a mixture of water, sand and other chemicals at high pressure into rock formations, breaking them up so oil and natural gas can be pumped out.

Fenway Health Commends FDA for New Blood Donation Guidance Amid COVID-19 Health Emergency

“Each and every one of us has important contributions to make in this crisis, and that includes donating blood,” said Sean Cahill, Director of Health Policy Research at The Fenway Institute. “As we adapt to meet the critical needs of our health care system during this public health emergency, we must be guided by science […]

New York’s bravest pay tribute to New York’s best: FDNY make surprise tribute to healthcare workers at New York hospital on the front line of coronavirus fight

On Thursday, FDNY Chief of Department John Sudnik delivered his own message to his first responders: ‘The FDNY is the best fire department in the world, and our workforce is second to none. Our City is mired in a crisis of the epic proportions, and the citizens need our help. That is our mission. 

‘Cuomo requested them – and they’re used for worst case patients’: Elon Musk silences critics who said Tesla accidentally shipped sleep apnea BiPAP machines to NY hospital instead of ventilators after spotting one in his delivery

HOW NEW YORK IS USING BIPAP MACHINES AS VENTILATORS TO SAVE COVID-19 PATIENTS AND HOW THE TWO DEVICES DIFFERAs a critical shortage of ventilators looms, New York Governor Andre Cuomo revealed Friday that the state will begin repurposing BiPAP machines to sustain severely ill coronavirus patients. 

New York hospitals are being charged up to 15 TIMES normal prices by suppliers for medical equipment during the coronavirus pandemic

It is similar to SARS, which infected 8,000 people and killed nearly 800 in an outbreak in Asia in 2003, in that it is a type of coronavirus which infects humans’ lungs. It is less deadly than SARS, however, which killed around one in 10 people, compared to approximately one in 50 for COVID-19.

Michelin-Starred Restaurant Shuttered by COVID-19 Reopens as ‘Commissary Kitchen’ to Cook Meals For New York’s Neediest

Clean hands frequently with soap and water, or alcohol-based hand rub. Wash hands after coughing or sneezing; when caring for the sick; before, during and after food preparation; before eating; after using the toilet; when hands are visibly dirty; and after handling animals or waste. Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance from anyone […]

Why U.S. hospitals see promise in plasma from new coronavirus patients

The process involves drawing blood from a donor – in this case someone who has recovered from COVID-19 but is in generally good health and meets other criteria for blood donation – and running it through a machine to extract the plasma. The remaining blood goes back into the donor.

Coronavirus: TCS uses AI for drug discovery

Scientists from TCS Innovation Labs in Hyderabad are harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to identify new molecules which might have the potential to target specific parts of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Using new methods, they have identified 31 candidate small molecules, which may serve as inhibitors of the chymotrypsin-like protease, one of the […]

A New York City taxi driver kept working to pay bills. Now he and his family are sick

Four days after that 20-minute ride, Raul got a fever. The Romeros don’t own a thermometer. But he was feeling bad enough that Sandra forced him to drink her “sick tea.” The kind she learned to make as a child in the Dominican Republic, full of herbs and garlic.