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March 28, 2020 - 7:54 am
(NEW YORK) -- As health experts and public officials have warned that confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus are likely nowhere near the actual number of people infected, medical professionals in Boston have created a website to help close the gap. "COVID Near You" allows the public to report...
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The USNS Mercy enters the Port of Los Angeles, Friday, March 27, 2020, in Los Angeles. The The 1,000-bed Navy hospital ship is expected to help take the load off Los Angeles area hospitals as they treat coronavirus patients. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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March 27, 2020 - 10:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The surge of coronavirus cases in California that health officials have warned was coming has arrived and will worsen, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday, while the mayor of Los Angeles warned that by early next week his city could see the kind of crush that has crippled New York. “We...
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March 27, 2020 - 6:50 pm
(NEW YORK) -- It's a critical, urgent question in the battle to save American lives -- and one that a growing number of institutions, including one of New York's preeminent medical centers, will attempt to answer. Dr. David Reich, the president of Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, said his team of...
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March 27, 2020 - 4:12 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Iran, already struggling to fight the growing spread of novel coronavirus, is now coming to grips with an alcohol poisoning problem that has killed hundreds of people this year. In the wake of the deaths, officials initially blamed misinformation on social media for convincing victims...
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The USNS Comfort takes on fuel and supplies in preparation to deploy in support of the nation's coronavirus outbreak, March 25, 2020. (U.S. Navy)
March 27, 2020 - 11:17 am
(NEW YORK) -- To help medical professionals focus on treating novel coronavirus patients, the Navy has deployed two hospital ships, to New York and to California, that will be used to treat people suffering from other ailments. The United States Naval Ships Mercy and Comfort each are 894-foot...
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March 27, 2020 - 11:08 am
(NEW YORK) -- As more people across the United States test positive for the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, it's important to know what to do if you think you have the virus. If you develop mild flu-like symptoms, call your doctor or your local health department and mention why you think you may...
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March 27, 2020 - 5:56 am
(NEW YORK) -- Even with businesses closed, travel restricted and shelter-in-place orders issued around the world, many still wonder if such extremes are needed to battle the novel coronavirus. Some people, including the president of the United States, have said COVID-19 isn't too different from the...
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March 27, 2020 - 5:46 am
(NEW YORK) -- Early in the novel coronavirus pandemic, encouraging data suggested that infants born to mothers with COVID-19 did not acquire the virus before birth, a process called vertical transmission. However, three new reports released in The Journal of the American Medical Association...
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March 27, 2020 - 5:39 am
(NEW YORK) -- After spending time apart social distancing, and witnessing the devastation caused by the coronavirus crisis, many may also just miss simple social interactions. Whether it's going for a cup of coffee, taking a stroll and sparking up conversations with a friendly dog owner or enjoying...
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March 27, 2020 - 5:37 am
(NEW YORK) -- If drugs can be famous, chloroquine is as close as it comes. Chloroquine, and its derivative hydroxychloroquine, were touted by President Donald Trump as potential “game changers” when combined with azithromycin, and were elevated to stardom practically overnight. Previously approved...
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