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Inside the Facebook Group Where Doctors Process Their Immense Coronavirus Grief 7.7.2020 Mother Jones
As she sat on her couch in her house, alone, sick with COVID-19, an unwelcome series of thoughts crept into Erica Bial’s mind. If I die here, she wondered, who would ever notice? How long would the neighbor’s cat take to find me? Bial, a neurosurgeon living in Massachusetts, works at Lahey Hospitals northwest of […]
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California braces for a spike in coronavirus deaths as infections soar. But how bad will it be? 7.7.2020 LA Times: Health

California braces for a spike in coronavirus deaths as infections soar

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These doctors brought a shuttered L.A. hospital back to life to fight coronavirus 7.7.2020 LA Times: Health

The L.A. Surge Hospital treated a small number of coronavirus patients during the 39 days it was open. But doctors say it saved 'many, many lives,' while restoring their faith in medicine.

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How to Protect America’s Public Health System From Leaders Like Trump 6.7.2020 Mother Jones
As the world grapples with the devastation of the coronavirus, one thing is clear: The United States simply wasn’t prepared. Despite repeated warnings from infectious disease experts over the years, we lacked essential beds, equipment, and medication; public health advice was confusing, and our leadership offered no clear direction while sidelining credible health professionals and institutions. […]
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Life after coronavirus: Prepare for a long, tiring recovery, some Colorado survivors say 5.7.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Some coronavirus patients have lung complications, while others have damage to multiple organs from sepsis. Many are dealing with anxiety and cognitive problems like confusion.
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Wildland Firefighters Are Risking Their Mental Health 3.7.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. An hour or so before dawn in late July 2015, just south of the California-Oregon border, Danny Brown turned off the highway into the Modoc National Forest and headed toward a menacing glow of flames to the […]
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Its two hospitals overrun, Imperial County halts in-store retail and indoor religious services 3.7.2020 LA Times: Health

The Imperial County health order also closes all county parks, bars gatherings and directs residents to stay at home when possible. Over 20% of coronavirus tests in the county come back positive.

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Of the COVID-19 pregnancy cases reported in Illinois, Black and Latina women make up over 70% 3.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
At least 1,089 women in Illinois have had COVID-19 while pregnant, and of those cases, five have died, according to Illinois Department of Public Health data.
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Joliet hospital prepares to transfer youngest patients, reschedule non-urgent surgeries as nurses get ready to strike 2.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
A Joliet hospital is preparing to transfer babies and pediatric patients to a sister facility, reschedule non-urgent surgeries and potentially ask ambulances to take new patients elsewhere should more than 700 of its nurses strike Saturday.
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A COVID-19 surge in your county? New Illinois website offers ways to check. 1.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A COVID-19 surge in your county? New Illinois website offers ways to check.
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This essential worker wanted a coronavirus test. She ended up with a $1,840 bill 1.7.2020 LA Times: Health

Carmen Quintero, a warehouse supervisor in California, felt sick and wanted to get a coronavirus test. She never got it, but got a huge hospital bill.

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Riverside County hospitals hit 99% capacity for ICUs. That's not their biggest problem 30.6.2020 LA Times: Health

While Riverside County's ICU beds are nearly all taken, partly because of the coronavirus, the bigger challenge for health authorities is a staffing shortage.

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L.A. County issues dire warning amid 'alarming increases' in coronavirus cases 30.6.2020 LA Times: Health

This is the scenario that L.A. County health officials most feared — that reopening would coincide with sudden jumps in coronavirus transmission.

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Two friends were tested for COVID-19. One paid in cash and was billed $199 – the other paid with insurance and was billed $6,408. 29.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
During the pandemic, there has been wide variation between what providers bill for the same basic diagnostic test, even in how much a test can cost two patients at the same location.
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UCLA end-of-life program adapts during pandemic to help dying patients and their families 29.6.2020 LA Times: Health

For three years, staff at UCLA Health have been quietly fulfilling final wishes for dying patients in the intensive care unit. Amid the pandemic, their work has taken on more meaning.

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Broomfield woman’s suspected overdose spotlights hidden deaths of the COVID-19 pandemic 28.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
Sara Wittner’s death is just one example of how complicated it is to track the full impact of the coronavirus pandemic -- and even what should be counted. Some people who get COVID-19 die of COVID-19. Some people who have COVID die of something else. And then there are people who die because of disruptions created by the pandemic.
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Health care workers demand racial justice during march through Chicago’s Medical District: ‘People are dying all the time because of their race' 28.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Health care workers and Black Lives Matter supporters rallied in Chicago's Medical District to demand funding for mental health and social services.
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More evidence emerges of the coronavirus slipping in through LAX 26.6.2020 LA Times: Health

The Times has now identified a third flight into LAX in which public health officials in the early stage of the COVID-19 pandemic did not alert travelers that they were at risk for infection.

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Rising infections in younger people fuel California's new coronavirus spike 26.6.2020 LA Times: Health

The alarming recent surge in COVID-19 cases appears to be driven at least in part by increases in infections among Californians ages 18 to 49.

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As Chicago reopens, questions remain about how COVID-19 spreads. Hospital researchers are looking for answers. 26.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Chicago researchers are measuring how COVID-19 spreads through the air.
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