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Colorado orders refrigerator trucks, plans new hospital sites as state prepares for coronavirus toll to increase 9.4.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado health officials have ordered 10 refrigerator trucks and identified five locations to serve as medical sites as part of their preparation for the possibility that the new coronavirus could overrun the state’s hospitals and morgues with patients and bodies.
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CDC hospital data point to racial disparity in COVID-19 cases 9.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In a study of the early coronavirus epidemic in the U.S., a third of people who were hospitalized were African American. Top risk factors were high blood pressure and obesity.
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Orange County coronavirus deaths grow to 17 as cases top 1,000 9.4.2020 LA Times: Health

Health officials on Wednesday reported one of the region's largest single-day increases in confirmed COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths.

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Column: The next coronavirus rescue bill must fix all the problems of the last one 9.4.2020 LA Times: Business

The next coronavirus stimulus must provide more money and more fixes

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A small Georgia hospital battles one of the nation's most intense coronavirus outbreaks 8.4.2020 LA Times: Health

Far from the big coastal hubs, a hospital in Albany, Ga., is struggling with one of the fiercest coronavirus outbreaks in the nation.

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California won't be lifting coronavirus stay-at-home rules anytime soon. Here's why 8.4.2020 LA Times: Science

The public should realize that COVID-19 cases are likely to rise when stay-at-home orders are eased, officials said.

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California still way behind in coronavirus testing despite recent advances 8.4.2020 LA Times: Health

State health officials have ramped up coronavirus testing, but California still is behind most other states, leaving undiagnosed patients to unknowingly spread the infections.

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Calm resilience at a time of anxiety: An Ebola veteran doctor joins the coronavirus fight 8.4.2020 LA Times: Science

Dr. Colleen Kraft was part of the Emory University team that successfully cared for America's first Ebola patients. She now is a cool-headed stalwart who is soothing nerves during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Therapists forge ahead with telehealth — not knowing if they'll be paid 8.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
With the stay-at-home order, mental health care has moved from therapists’ offices to the internet or the phone. Private insurance companies are still figuring out exactly what telehealth services they will cover. But when they do, those changes could stick after the coronavirus pandemic ends.
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Colorado announces 29 new coronavirus-related deaths as COVID-19 hospitalizations top 1,000 8.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
At least 179 people have died of complications from the novel coronavirus in Colorado, while confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose to 5,429, state health officials announced Tuesday.
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COVID-19 death certificate change stirs controversy 8.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Instructions to count deaths from “presumed” COVID-19 cases, not just confirmed cases, are met with acceptance for some and criticism from others.
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Why some COVID-19 patients crash: The body's immune system might be to blame 7.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
An overblown immune response could be killing a portion of the sick, and some doctors think that new treatments being tested could help at least some of those patients.
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As coronavirus rages, nursing homes have ventilators that hospitals desperately need 7.4.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Coronavirus: Should doctors take people off life support in order to save COVID-19 patients who might recover?

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Inside the frenzied campaign to get coronavirus supplies to California. Will it be enough? 7.4.2020 LA Times: Health

New documents reveal the scramble to get protective coronavirus gear to California hospitals. It's a more complicated process than you would think.

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As coronavirus swamps India, hospitals turn away other sick people 6.4.2020 LA Times: Nation

Families say hospitals are rationing medical care for other life-threatening illnesses as India mobilizes its resources to fight the coronavirus.

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In Colorado’s mountain towns, high altitude presents a unique challenge in treating coronavirus 6.4.2020 Denver Post: Local
Hospitals in Colorado’s mountain communities are transporting critically ill patients -- and in some cases those at risk of becoming so -- to facilities at lower elevations, hoping the move will ease their respiratory symptoms caused by the new coronavirus.
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Gov. Newsom's California Health Corps to fight coronavirus is unprecedented. Now he needs to produce 6.4.2020 LA Times: Health

It's an effort to build up a reserve army of backup doctors, nurses and other medical care specialists who can be called up to replace frontline providers when they get overwhelmed by surging caseloads or become sick themselves.

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Gig workers struggle to get financial help during pandemic 6.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Gig companies like Instacart and Uber promise financial assistance to workers affected by the coronavirus. But some workers are finding it hard to get that aid.
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Americans brace for 'hardest, saddest' week of their lives 6.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Surgeon General Jerome Adams told "Fox News Sunday" that deaths from the coronavirus would make this moment reminiscent of Pearl Harbor and Sept. 11. New York City saw a glimmer of hope, with daily deaths and ICU admissions falling slightly. Meanwhile, Britain assumed the unwelcome mantle of deadliest hotspot in Europe after a record 24-hour jump in deaths that surpassed even hard-hit Italy.
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Colorado officials set guidelines for prioritizing patient care in case of coronavirus surge 6.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado health officials on Sunday agreed on guidelines to determine how healthcare resources should be allocated among patients if hospitals see supply and equipment shortages during a surge of novel coronavirus patients.
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