A burst of production solved the dire shortage that defined the first wave of the coronavirus. But the surplus may not be enough to prevent large numbers of deaths.
What was once a health crisis that Americans feared has evolved into one virtually everyone has experienced up close. That will affect behavior, but in many different ways.
When Michael Knapinski arrived at a Seattle hospital, his heart stopped for 45 minutes and he was put on life support. Two days later, he was walking.
Anticipation, frustration and sadness fill hospitals as Covid-19 case counts rise again.
In two early studies, researchers said some patients showed signs of healing just weeks after leaving the hospital.
Many patients who were critically ill with Covid-19 face arduous recoveries, often requiring extensive physical rehabilitation.
Aggressive oversight of the aid agency by political appointees at the White House and the State Department has delayed humanitarian aid when the world needs it most.
Crowded cities, lockdown fatigue and a lack of contact tracing have spread the coronavirus to every corner of the vast country.
A sharp drop in the value of the lira is testing businesses and residents while they are coping with the pandemic.
The U.S. military, with its experience in disasters and its multiple medical corps, could do more to end the pandemic.
Hundreds of health workers have tested positive and some have died, while health facilities are overwhelmed and government officials are accused of stealing funds for medical supplies.
In one study, people admitted to hospitals with fewer than 50 I.C.U. beds were three times more likely to die.
If medical rationing becomes necessary, some older adults are prepared to step aside. But many have the opposite concern: that they will be arbitrarily sent to the rear of the line.
Mayra Ramirez was the first of a small but growing number of people whose only hope of surviving the coronavirus was to replace their lungs.
There’s not just one coronavirus outbreak in the United States. Now there are many, each requiring its own mix of solutions.
He got Covid-19 just as the pandemic hit New York, and his personal catastrophe mirrors the city’s. The worst may be behind them. The wreckage is not.
Injured and unusable lungs were restored with respirators and pig blood. The procedure one day may increase the supply of organs for transplant.
This seemingly counterintuitive trend might not last, experts said. But the nation can still learn from the decline.
The family’s 73-year-old matriarch, three of her 11 children and her sister all died of Covid-19. Her survivors are focused on finding a remedy.
Disability rights groups said state guidelines on who would, and who wouldn’t, receive coronavirus treatment during a shortage was discriminatory.
Pregnant women who are infected wind up in hospitals and I.C.U.’s at higher rates, a federal analysis suggests. But the data is far from conclusive.
Here’s what to do if you feel sick and are worried it may be the coronavirus.
Aid agencies are scrambling to get oxygen equipment to low-income countries where the coronavirus is rapidly spreading.
The shift, quietly disclosed on a government website, highlights how the Trump administration is favoring development of vaccines over treatments for the sickest patients.
The front lines of the Covid-19 fight have shifted from I.C.U.s to wards where the sickest patients relearn how to walk and eat without choking.
Medical workers are falling ill in Pakistan at alarming rates as the country registers at least 100,000 new coronavirus cases since the lockdown was lifted.
But the U.S. Agency for International Development will allow relief workers to buy personal protective equipment that is produced in the places it would be used.
Many among the most ill may emerge with debilitating infirmities that will present major challenges in care.
Is the pandemic a rehearsal for our own cosmic mortality?
A way has been found to enrich the unfortified flour that Tanzanians eat as a staple. But the pandemic is getting in the way.
After 9/11, New York left us behind. I fear the same will happen with the coronavirus.
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.
The French once thought of medical gear, like fighter jets, as a national security asset that had to be made at home. But cuts and outsourcing have left them scrambling for masks, tests and even pain pills.
Doctors have reported a flurry of cases in Covid-19 patients — including a healthy 27-year-old emergency medical technician in Queens. After a month in the hospital, he is learning to walk again.
Young, healthy people like me are getting very, very sick from the disease caused by the coronavirus.
Turning ventilated patients onto their stomachs, called proning, helps them by opening their lungs. Now doctors are testing to see if it can keep others off ventilators altogether.
A study of 48 young I.C.U. patients in U.S. hospitals found that two died. Eighteen of the children were put on ventilators.
Ignoring Freedom of Information Act requests during the crisis damages democracy.
Requiring pulse oximetry in nursing homes would be a big step.
A baffling ailment linked to Covid-19 has killed three young children and sickened 73 others across the state.
More than three times as many people may have died from Covid-19 in Mexico City than federal statistics show, according to a Times analysis.
An engineer landed one of the state’s biggest coronavirus-related contracts after FEMA volunteers forwarded his name.
The president has served up a series of false and misleading statements as he seeks to counter uncomfortable facts about the spread of Covid-19 and questions about his push to reopen the economy.
Hospitals are having to ration essential care. Can they do it fairly?
The country has engaged defense contractors, doctors, engineers, scientists — and most of the senses — in its battle against the coronavirus.
The vulnerabilities that Covid-19 has revealed were a predictable outgrowth of our market-based health care system.
There’s a list of coronavirus symptoms that many can now recite from memory. And then there’s how it actually feels when you have it.
We need to be honest with ourselves and our patients. We can’t “do everything” and “save everyone.”
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.
The vice president had been sharply criticized for visiting the Mayo Clinic this week and violating its requirement to wear one.