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Doctors and health officials in US coronavirus hotspots tell the same story: We're being villainized and ignored while trying to save lives

Healthcare workers wait to administer free coronavirus tests in Columbus, Ohio, on November 19. Stephen Zenner/AFP/Getty Images Doctors, nurses, and public-health officials in the Midwest told Business Insider they face antagonism from people who refuse to take precautions to curb the coronavirus' spread.  The region is suffering a devastating surge in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. One emergency physician said he got a death threat. A North Dakota health official said she h...
Tags: Science, News, White House, Brown University, US, Trends, Public Health, Wyoming, Missouri, North Dakota, Idaho, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Associated Press, Pfizer


The Air Force is sending 60 healthcare workers to North Dakota to address a staffing crisis as the state has just 13 ICU beds open

Gov. Doug Burgum announced in a statement Thursday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the state's request for federal assistance. Reuters The US Air Force is sending 60 medical personnel to North Dakota to address a staffing crisis, after the Federal Emergency Management Agency approved the state's request for federal assistance. The state has 13 staffed intensive care unit beds available across all of its hospitals, and 211 standard inpatient beds, according to the ...
Tags: Science, Nurses, White House, Trends, North Dakota, Fema, Healthcare, Air Force, US Air Force, Reuters, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Bismarck Tribune, Doug Burgum, Burgum, Healthcare Workers, Coronavirus


Several states announced tightened travel and gathering restrictions ahead of Thanksgiving as US coronavirus cases surge

A traveler walks past screeners testing a system of thermal imaging cameras which check body temperatures at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) amid the COVID-19 pandemic on June 24, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. Mario Tama/Getty Images Several states are tightening restrictions in an attempt to curtail the spread of the coronavirus as millions of Americans are expected to travel and gather for Thanksgiving.  These measures come as the number of positive coronavirus cases surge acr...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, News, California, Washington, Oregon, US, Trends, Features, Alaska, New Mexico, West Coast, Andrew Cuomo, Anthony Fauci, Vermont


US nears 62,000 daily COVID-19 hospitalizations, an all time high, as it breaks another record of 131,000 new daily cases

People stand in line at a clinic in Long Beach, California offering quick coronavirus testing for a fee, on Monday, June 29, 2020. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images The US has broken its April 15 record for COVID hospitalizations, according to The Covid Tracking Project, as winter nears. The US has recorded 1 million new cases within the first ten days of November 2020. Today, at least 131,000 cases were recorded nationally, according to The Covid T...
Tags: Utah, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Pfizer, States, Illinois, Anthony Fauci, Long Beach California, Doug Burgum, COVID, Covid Tracking Project


COVID-19 hospitalizations at record high in US, nearing 62,000, as the country adds 131,000 new cases

People stand in line at a clinic in Long Beach, California offering quick coronavirus testing for a fee, on Monday, June 29, 2020. Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images The US has broken its April 15 record for COVID hospitalizations, according to The Covid Tracking Project, as winter nears. The US has recorded 1 million new cases within the first ten days of November 2020. Today, at least 131,000 cases were recorded nationally, according to The Covid T...
Tags: Utah, Science, News, Cdc, US, Trends, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Pfizer, States, Illinois, Anthony Fauci, Long Beach California, Doug Burgum, COVID-19, Covid Tracking Project


Republican Politician Who Died of Covid-19 Wins Election in North Dakota

David Andahl, a Republican candidate for the North Dakota state legislature, won election on Tuesday, but the 55 year old won’t be taking office. Unfortunately, Andahl died of the coronavirus last month.Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Republicans, Democrats, North Dakota, Disease, Doug Burgum, Andahl, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Deborah Birx, David Andahl


Fargo, North Dakota, mayor clashes with governor over whether the state should require people to wear face masks as COVID-19 cases multiply in the state

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum. Stephen Yang/Getty Images Several cities in North Dakota have enacted mask mandates as COVID-19 cases in the state continue to rise.  The state's governor has encouraged mask use but stopped short of enacting requirements, despite calls from some mayors.  North Dakota was the first state to surpass 100 cases per 100,000 residents.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. COVID-19 cases in North Dakota continue to surge and while different citi...
Tags: Politics, Science, White House, Trends, Tim Mahoney, North Dakota, Associated Press, Fargo, Mahoney, Fargo North Dakota, Duluth News Tribune, Doug Burgum, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Deborah Birx, Birx


More U.S. states push ahead with near-bans on abortion for Supreme Court challenge

North Dakota Republican Governor Doug Burgum signed legislation on Wednesday making it a crime for doctors to perform a second-trimester abortion using instruments like forceps and clamps to remove the fetus from the womb. The move came the same day that Ohio's Republican-controlled legislature passed one of the nation's most restrictive abortion bans - outlawing the procedure if a doctor can detect a heartbeat. Georgia's Republican-controlled legislature in March also passed a ban on abortion...
Tags: Science, Supreme Court, Georgia, North Dakota, Ohio, Doug Burgum


More U.S. states push ahead with near-bans on abortion for Supreme court challenge

North Dakota Republican Governor Doug Burgum signed legislation on Wednesday making it a crime for doctors to perform a second-trimester abortion using instruments like forceps and clamps to remove the fetus from the womb. The move came the same day that Ohio's Republican-controlled legislature passed one of the nation's most restrictive abortion bans - outlawing the procedure if a doctor can detect a heartbeat. Georgia's Republican-controlled legislature in March also passed a ban on abortion...
Tags: Science, Georgia, North Dakota, Ohio, Doug Burgum



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