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Manhattan ER doc Lorna Breen commits suicide, shaken by coronavirus

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The head of the emergency department at a Manhattan hospital committed suicide after spending days on the front lines of the coronavirus battle, her family said Monday. “She tried to do her job, and it killed her,” Dr. Philip Breen told the New York Times of his physician daughter, Lorna Breen, who had been medical director of the NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital amid the pandemic. The father said his 49-year-old daughter, who died Sunday, had no history of mental illness. But he said that the last time they spoke, she told him how excruciating it was to have to continually watch contagion […]

Coronavirus hype biggest political hoax in history – Washington Times

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ANALYSIS/OPINION: The new coronavirus is real. The response to the coronavirus is hyped. And in time, this hype will be revealed as politically hoaxed. In fact, COVID-19 will go down as one of the political world’s biggest, most shamefully overblown, overhyped, overly and irrationally inflated and outright deceptively flawed responses to a health matter in American history, one that was carried largely on the lips of medical professionals who have no business running a national economy or government. The facts are this: COVID-19 is a real disease that sickens some, proves fatal to others, mostly the elderly — and does […]

Kentucky sees highest spike in coronavirus cases after protests

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Kentucky experienced its highest single-day spike in coronavirus cases after protests broke out in the state to lift lockdowns, according to reports. Gov. Andy Beshear announced there were 273 new cases Sunday, bringing the total to 2,960, news station WCPO reported. “We are still in the midst of this fight against a deadly and highly contagious virus,” Beshear said. “Let’s make sure, as much as we’re looking at those benchmarks and we’re looking at the future, that we are acting in the present and we are doing the things that it takes to protect one another.” The Bluegrass State is […]

Italians over 80 ‘will be left to die’ as country overwhelmed by coronavirus

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The document says: “The growth of the current epidemic makes it likely that a point of imbalance between the clinical needs of patients with COVID-19 and the effective availability of intensive resources will be reached. “Should it become impossible to provide all patients with intensive care services, it will be necessary to apply criteria for access to intensive treatment, which depends on the limited resources available.” It adds: “The criteria set out guidelines if the situation becomes of such an exceptional nature as to make the therapeutic choices on the individual case dependent on the availability of resources, forcing [hospitals] […]

Donald Trump suggests bizarre treatments for coronavirus including injections | Daily Mail Online

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President Donald Trump proposed unorthodox new treatments for the coronavirus at Thursday’s White House press briefing – including the use of ultraviolet rays and injections of cleaning agents into patients. Trump, who studied finance and real estate but touts his gut instincts about medical and scientific issues, brought up possible treatments including ‘injecting’ cleaning agents in the body and use of ultraviolet lights at Thursday’s White House press briefing. William Bryan, an acting homeland security official, briefed the president, and later reporters, about new tests that showed how increased levels of sunlight, ultraviolet rays, and even humidity caused the coronavirus […]

Trump suggests injecting disinfectant into the body to treat coronavirus

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President Trump responded to a presentation by Bill Bryan from the Department of Homeland security on how to fight COVID-19 by suggesting that injecting the body with disinfectant could serve as treatment. In Bryan’s presentation, he explained isopropyl alcohol can kill the virus in 30 seconds.April 23, 2020 This content was originally published here.

‘Lock her up!’: Anti-Whitmer coronavirus lockdown protestors swarm Michigan Capitol

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Thousands of demonstrators descended on the state Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, on Wednesday to protest Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s restrictive stay-at-home order, clogging the streets with their cars while scores ignored organizers’ pleas to stay inside their vehicles. The protest — dubbed “Operation Gridlock” — was organized by the Michigan Conservative Coalition and the Michigan Freedom Fund, a DeVos family-linked conservative group. Protesters were encouraged to show up and cause traffic jams, honk and bring signs to display from their cars. Organizers wrote on Facebook: “Do not park and walk — stay in your vehicles!” Many ignored the demand. Demonstrators, on […]

Trump suggests ‘injection’ of disinfectant to beat coronavirus and ‘clean’ the lungs

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President Donald Trump suggested the possibility of an “injection” of disinfectant into a person infected with the coronavirus as a deterrent to the virus during his daily briefing Thursday. Trump made the remark after Bill Bryan, who leads the Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology division, gave a presentation on research his team has conducted that shows that the virus doesn’t live as long in warmer and more humid temperatures. Bryan said, “The virus dies quickest in sunlight,” leaving Trump to wonder whether you could bring the light “inside the body.” “So supposing we hit the body with a […]

Young people capitalize on cheap coronavirus flights: ‘If I die, I die’

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As people around the world canceled their trips because of fears of the new coronavirus, Ashley Henkel booked three. Henkel, 20, is taking advantage of cheap flights to see North America. She lives in California’s Central Valley, but this summer she’ll be in Vancouver, New York City and Portland, Oregon. A college student itching to travel, she’s one of many people staring the deadly virus in the face and saying, “Whatever.” As flight schedules are scaled down and airline stocks plunge, carriers are offering deals that have put air travel within reach for people who usually can’t fly. It’s a […]

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte orders police and military to kill citizens who defy coronavirus lockdown – CBS News

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In the Philippines, the 57 million residents of the country’s main island, Luzon, are under strict lockdown orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Despite that, many in a Manila slum took to the streets Wednesday to protest a lack of supplies, arguing they had not received any food packs since the lockdown started two weeks ago. The local government refutes those claims and clashed with protestors, ultimately arresting 20 people who refused to return home.  FLASH REPORT: Mga residente ng Sitio San Roque na nag-rally dahil sa umano’y kakulangan ng relief packs sa QC, pinag-aaresto na ng QCPD | […]