Nurse battling coronavirus: ‘Worse than a gunshot’

A coronavirus-stricken Texas nurse says that her battle with the illness feels “worse than a gunshot,” according to a report. Shareka Williams, who works at Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation & Healing, said Monday in a video filmed from her hospital bed that the virus is “no joke,” news station WZTV reported. “I never felt a gunshot, but this is probably worse than a gunshot,” Williams said in the Facebook video. “It hurts, and it hurts like hell. Sometimes God will take you out of your comfort zone. Right now, I…

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Trump tested again for coronavirus, White House says

President Trump was re-tested for the coronavirus on Thursday and the results indicate he is not infected, the White House says. White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham released a memo on the testing to reporters without stating a reason for the procedure. “This morning, the President was tested again for COVID-19, utilizing a new, rapid point-of-care test capability,” Grisham wrote. “He is healthy and without symptoms.” Grisham added: “Sample collection took just one minute, and results were reported back in 15 minutes. The President tested negative for COVID-19.” Trump was…

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Coronavirus facts and myths: Clearing up COVID-19 confusion with truth

April 2, 2020 | 5:46pm Enlarge Image Coronavirus particles National Institutes of Health/AF There are so many stories swirling about the coronavirus, it’s hard to tell what’s fact or fiction. People have been holed up for weeks obsessively staring at computer screens — sifting through conflicting and confusing advice about how to stay safe and treat the virus. Time for a reality check. Here’s what the most credible authorities — the World Health World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Allergy and…

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All New Yorkers advised to cover mouth, nose when outside amid coronavirus

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday said all New Yorkers should cover their nose and mouth when going outside amid the coronavirus pandemic. The new guidance to wear scarves, bandanas or other pieces of clothing in public aims to curb the outbreak that’s infected 48,462 people and caused 1,397 deaths in the Big Apple. “When you put on that face covering, you’re protecting everyone else,” the mayor said at a press briefing. City officials emphasized that the coverings should be “homemade,” to preserve N95 and surgical masks for health care…

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Today’s coronavirus update: 10M out of work, NYC nurses finally get help

Share this: April 2, 2020 | 5:35pm | Updated April 2, 2020 | 5:50pm Coronavirus US outbreak map, April 2, 2020 Coronavirus global outbreak map, April 2, 2020 Capt. Brett Crozier, who commands the Roosevelt, an aircraft carrier… 2 View Slideshow Back Continue Share this: Nearly 10 million Americans were put out of work in the past two weeks as the coronavirus pandemic slammed the US economy. In just the last week, more than 6.6 million people filed for unemployment benefits — almost doubling the prior week’s record, the US…

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LA sheriff, county executive spar over payments for some quarantined deputies

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Some quarantined deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department may go unpaid as the sheriff and county chief executive feud over payments to those ordered to stay home last month over coronavirus concerns. The spat comes during the countrywide outbreak of COVID-19 and just days after the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors removed Sheriff Alex Villanueva as head of the county’s emergency operations center and replaced him with LA County CEO Sachi Hamai. Villanueva told…

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Navy captain who raised coronavirus alarm about aircraft carrier relieved of command

The Navy relieved from duty the veteran captain who issued an urgent request for help about a coronavirus outbreak aboard his ship, the USS Theodore Roosevelt, after losing confidence in his ability to command the aircraft carrier, according to reports Thursday. Capt. Brett Crozier, who commands the Roosevelt, an aircraft carrier with a crew of about 5,000, will be relieved of his command but keep his rank and remain in the Navy, NBC News first reported. Crozier raised the red flag earlier this week that sailors on the ship needed…

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Another NYC hospital is moving bodies with a forklift

A second Brooklyn hospital has resorted to using a forklift to move its dead patients in broad daylight amid the surging coronavirus pandemic. Photos shot Thursday afternoon show a worker in protective gear operating the red Heli moving-and-lifting machine on the Kings Highway service road in front of New York Community Hospital in Midwood. A sticker on the side of the forklift says it’s owned by Pinnacle Lift of New York in Oceanside, Long Island. Two teams of hospital workers spent about 45 minutes wheeling gurneys carrying about a dozen…

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Americans step up to mitigate PPE shortage during coronavirus crisis

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here. NEW ORLEANS, La. — The surge of COVID-19 cases across the country has led to an unprecedented shortage in personal protective equipment for medical professionals on the front lines. However, technology is helping people step up and fill the void for health-care providers. In Peter Seltzer’s “PetesPaperCrafts” art workshop in New Orleans, production is at an all-time high. Though the three-dimensional cardboard dioramas he’s known for making and selling are an afterthought these days. Instead,…

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Company falsely claims its CBD oil can help fight coronavirus, state AG says

New York Attorney General Letitia James has sent a letter to a CBD oil company demanding that it stop advertising that its products can help fight coronavirus. James’ office sent the cease-and-desist letter to Utah company Finest Herbalist for advertising in emails, text messages and on bogus news sites that its Pure Herbal Total Defense Immunity Blend offers protection from COVID-19. There is still no known vaccine for coronavirus. “By misrepresenting the effectiveness of products against COVID-19, companies like Finest Herbalist are giving consumers a false sense of security, putting…

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