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Infants and COVID-19: What we know about how susceptible they are and how they’re treated

(CHICAGO) -- Public health officials in Illinois on Saturday announced the death of an infant in Chicago who tested positive for the novel coronavirus.Dr. Ngozi Ezike, the director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, said a full investigation was underway to determine the cause of death of the infant,…... Read More

Nurse's conversation with a coronavirus patient's wife who asked to FaceTime after he died

(NEW YORK) -- Health care professionals fighting coronavirus on the frontlines continue to push through unimaginable experiences, as hospital beds fill up and empty out before families have a chance to say goodbye, leaving nurses to take on the role of caretaker and mourner.Michael Kouridakis, who has been an ICU…... Read More

How to help your eyes from feeling strained amid increased screen time

(NEW YORK) -- With more Americans not going to the office in an attempt to slow the spread of novel coronavirus in the United States, working from home has become a regular routine.As a result, many people have increased the amount of time spent staring at their screens -- including…... Read More

Tips to manage loneliness, anxiety while social distancing during coronavirus

(NEW YORK) -- As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the globe, Americans are being urged to stay home and practice social distancing to help "flatten the curve" or slow the spread of the outbreak.In a growing number of states across the country, that means all non-essential businesses are closed, all…... Read More

Doctor whose husband has coronavirus says 'commitment' to patients keeps her working

(NEW YORK) -- Dr. Luz Ares, a primary care physician who shares a private practice with her husband, Dr. Carlos Gonzalez, said he thought his allergies were acting up when he first began feeling symptoms of the novel coronavirus.It’s been 10 days since Gonzalez was admitted into the hospital for…... Read More

ICU nurse says 'the best thank you is to stay home'

(BOSTON) -- It was "sheer emotion" that prompted Stephanie Weinwurm, an intensive care unit nurse from Westborough, Massachusetts, who works at Beth Israel Deaconess in Boston, to write a heartfelt Facebook post begging people to stay home."I had just gotten off three 12-hour shifts in a row," she told ABC…... Read More

New Orleans doctor on how city is dealing with becoming a COVID-19 hot spot

(NEW ORLEANS) -- New Orleans has become a hot spot for the novel coronavirus in the U.S. just one month after its Mardi Gras celebrations drew over a million people to the streets to celebrate.“We understood, once COVID arrived, why it came when it did,” Dr. Susan Gunn, who works…... Read More

New rapid coronavirus diagnostic test can provide results in as little as 5 minutes

(WASHINGTON) -- A new novel coronavirustest may make diagnosing COVID-19 as easy as the flu. The new point-of-care test, having just received an emergency-use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will be able to deliver results in as little as five minutes, according to the manufacturer.This test…... Read More

As health officials feared, coronavirus outbreak invading nursing homes

(WASHINGTON) -- The coronavirus outbreak raced through four nursing homes over the weekend, infecting hundreds of residents at senior living facilities and killing at least five people.At a press conference Monday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan called the outbreak in one senior home north of Baltimore “deeply concerning,” as the virus…... Read More

Health care professionals fly from Atlanta to New York to help treat coronavirus patients

(NEW YORK) -- Southwest Airlines snapped a photo of 29 health care professionals making their way to New York City to aid overwhelmed medical staff during the novel coronavirus pandemic.The picture shows nurses and doctors holding their hands up in the shape of a heart as the flight prepares for…... Read More

Formula One teams come together to build breathing aids for coronavirus patients

(LONDON) -- The Mercedes-AMG Formula One team is breaking records again.It took fewer than 100 hours for engineers at Mercedes-AMG High Performance Powertrains and University College London Hospital (UCLH) to produce a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), a type of breathing aid that can assist COVID-19 patients, from the teams'…... Read More

Maker of masks for health care workers accused of making defective earplugs for military

(NEW YORK) -- 3M, the maker of tens of millions of respirator masks to be purchased by the U.S. government for health care workers battling the novel coronavirus, was accused several years ago of knowingly selling defective earplugs to the military in a federal lawsuit settled with the U.S. Justice…... Read More

New York City's motorcycle community is riding to save lives

(NEW YORK) -- The orders were straightforward and immediate: pick up the supplies, ride through the streets of New York City and make the deliveries. There would be no detours, no diversions. The clock was ticking. On March 21, Ryan Snelson and three other motorcycle riders geared up, divided up…... Read More

Couple test positive for COVID-19, share message with other young adults

(NEW YORK) -- A 28-year-old who said she and her boyfriend tested positive for the novel coronavirus is speaking out in hopes to remind the public that young, healthy adults are still at risk.Noemi Orofino and her boyfriend Julian, 31, are now in recovery after fighting the COVID-19 virus, the…... Read More