Millions of older Americans, chronically ill and trapped at home, pose a big challenge to inoculation efforts. Doctors are on it.
The largest health system in New York, led by a close ally of the governor, continues to sue over medical debt during the Covid-19 crisis, even after other big hospitals suspended lawsuits.
Pharmacists have found that they can squeeze an additional dose from some of the glass vials that were supposed to contain five doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
Hospitals around the country scrambled to administer the first shots after waiting months for the coronavirus vaccine.
Sandra Lindsay, a nurse at a Queens hospital, was the first person in the United States to be vaccinated. She wanted to “inspire people who look like me.”
To ease pressure on hospitals, Northwell Health brought medical workers, oxygen tanks and intravenous equipment into patients’ homes. Now Florida is taking cues.
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As scientists study the effectiveness of the drug against the coronavirus, others are exploring how to make the potential treatment easier to administer.
A public health program takes free tests and fellowship to communities in New York that have been devastated by Covid-19.
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.
A matriarch to generations, both in the United States and Colombia, she struggled with the coronavirus on a ventilator. They gathered online and in the I.C.U. to prepare for the end.
“Every day you go in and you’re like, ‘Can I do this for one more day?’’’ a nurse from North Carolina said.
Only 6 percent of patients at one New York area health system had no chronic conditions. Hypertension, obesity and diabetes were common.
Midwives are seeing a surge in demand from pregnant women who want to deliver their babies at home or in birthing centers.
Hospitals have warned, disciplined and even fired staff members who went public with workplace concerns about coronavirus precautions.
“It’s a joke,” said a top hospital executive, whose facilities are packed with coronavirus patients.
“We are not prepared,” one doctor said. New York City’s hospitals may be moving too slowly as the outbreak spreads, experts say.