Inside a Texas hospital overwhelmed by virus cases: “It seems like it’s going to be getting a lot worse”

Inside the intensive care unit where coronavirus patients are treated in a McAllen, Texas, hospital, nearly every patient is on a ventilator and their chance of beating the virus is slim. Texas on Tuesday broke its single-day record, reporting just over 10,000 new virus cases. Medical staff at the South Texas Health System McAllen hospital are strained, More...

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By zshapshap On Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
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New York City schools will reopen this fall with “blended learning” model, mayor says

New York City students will return to school in the fall with a “blended learning” model, the mayor announced Wednesday. CBS New York reports Mayor Bill de Blasio said most students will attend in-person More...

By zshapshap On Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
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U.S. reports a record 60,000 new coronavirus cases in one day

The United States reported 60,000 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, the most ever reported in the country in a single day, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University. That brings the total number of More...

By zshapshap On Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
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Texas shatters daily record with over 10,000 new coronavirus cases

Texas has once again broken its single-day record for new coronavirus cases. The state reported 10,028 new cases Tuesday as officials warned that hospitals are reaching capacity. The previous daily record was More...

By zshapshap On Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
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Trump pushes states to reopen schools this fall amid coronavirus pandemic

President Trump on Tuesday launched an all-out effort to push states to reopen schools this fall, arguing that some may keep schools closed not because of the coronavirus pandemic but for political reasons More...

By zshapshap On Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
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World Health Organization holds briefing today after scientists say airborne transmission of coronavirus is a “real risk” – watch live stream

The World Health Organization is expected to hold a briefing Tuesday as scientists urge the agency and other public health organizations to amend their guidelines to reflect the risk that the coronavirus can More...

By zshapshap On Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
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Miami-Dade shuts down indoor dining and gyms as coronavirus cases surge

Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Giménez on Monday announced an emergency order to shutdown indoor dining, gyms and banquet halls as coronavirus cases continue to spike in Florida. The emergency order goes into More...

By zshapshap On Monday, July 6th, 2020
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“Our system is not built to serve everyone equally”: Doctors push for an end to racial discrimination in health care

Malaika Pedzayi-Ferguson’s kidney stones put her in the emergency room twice. She said a doctor laughed, shrugged and said “it’s a mystery,” before sending her home with Tylenol.  Jada’s More...

By zshapshap On Saturday, July 4th, 2020
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Recruiters pay vulnerable addicts to try experimental treatment to kick heroin

Update: Two years ago, CBS News uncovered a scheme involving recruiters offering opioid addicts cash to undergo experimental surgeries. Our investigation revealed a Beverly Hills physician, Dr. Randy Rosen, More...

By zshapshap On Friday, July 3rd, 2020
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Florida “heading a million miles an hour in the wrong direction” as COVID-19 cases keep rising, doctor says

Florida’s most populous county instituted an overnight curfew, and beaches and businesses began closing down again as the state’s number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations keep rising. The grim More...