Virus Hospitalizations Are Up in N.Y.C. But This Time, It’s Different.

Patients with serious cases are spending less time in the hospital on average and are less likely to be put on ventilators. Fewer are dying.

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As Coronavirus Slams Houston Hospitals, It’s Like New York ‘All Over Again’

The death toll is lower, but there are echoes of March as cases spike, doctors fall ill and supplies run short. Now, Texas is trying to adapt hard-won lessons while addressing a new set of challenges.

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10 Weeks Into New York Area’s Lockdown, Who Is Still Getting Sick?

Nearly 50,000 people in the region have tested positive for the coronavirus in the last two weeks.

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From Chaos to ‘Scary Silence’: Elmhurst Hospital After the Coronavirus Surge

Elmhurst Hospital in Queens had been inundated by patients. The Times went back to see how the staff was recovering, and planning for the the possibility of another wave.

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Hospitals Move Into Next Phase as New York Passes Viral Peak

A sharp drop in coronavirus patients was “like someone turned off the hose,” one doctor said. But the city’s health system faces challenges ahead.

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3 Hospital Workers Gave Out Masks. Weeks Later, They All Were Dead.

The coronavirus has taken a steep toll on the often-invisible army of employees who keep New York hospitals running.

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Married E.R. Workers Fear the Worst: What Would Happen to Their Son?

A couple who both work in New York City public hospitals are facing unimagined strain as they fight the coronavirus pandemic.

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‘A Tragedy Is Unfolding’: Inside New York’s Virus Epicenter

In a city ravaged by an epidemic, few places have been as hard hit as central Queens.

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In Elmhurst, Queens, I’m a Doctor at the ‘Epicenter of the Epicenter’ in New York

Let’s not forget the social failures that allowed Covid-19 to overwhelm neighborhoods like Elmhurst in Queens.

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Should Doctors Have the Right to Withhold Care From the Sickest Coronavirus Patients?

With a looming shortage of equipment for coronavirus patients in New York City, doctors say they may soon need to make difficult choices.

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13 Deaths in a Day: An ‘Apocalyptic’ Coronavirus Surge at an N.Y.C. Hospital

Hospitals in the city are facing the kind of harrowing increases in cases that overwhelmed health care systems in China and Italy.

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