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Nurses wanted: Swamped hospitals scramble for pandemic help

By GRANT SCHULTE and AMY FORLITI | Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. — U.S. hospitals slammed with COVID-19 patients are trying to lure nurses and doctors out of retirement, recruiting students and new graduates who have yet to earn their licenses and offering eye-popping salaries in a desperate bid to ease staffing shortages. With the virus surging from coast to coast, the number of patients in the hospital with the virus has more than doubled over the past month to a record high of nearly 100,000, ...
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Kamala Harris calls nurse on Thanksgiving to thank her for her work fighting on the COVID-19 frontline

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks as she and President-elect Joe Biden introduce their nominees and appointees to key national security and foreign policy posts at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware on November 24, 2020. Carolyn Kaster/AP Photos Kamala Harris called a nurse on Thanksgiving to thank her for work fighting on the COVID-19 frontline. Harris spoke to Talisa Hardin, a registered nurse at the University of Chicago Medical Center and posted a video of the call. She ...
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College applicants go the extra mile – to other states – to take entrance exams amid pandemic

Catherine Iveson, 17, a senior at Mater Dei, with her horse Waldo at the Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center in Huntington Beach on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 put her love of riding horses on hold to study for the ACTC. Cat, as her family and friends call her, finally had to travel to New Mexico and Nevada to take the ACT test after the pandemic canceled her plans to take the test locally. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG) Mater Dei High senior Catherine Iveson appro...
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Coronavirus updates: First 6.4M doses of COVID vaccine likely in December; New Mexico approves $330M stimulus bill; US death toll nears 260K

Tennessee won't mandate COVID-19 vaccine in K-12 public schools. El Paso, Texas, sets new curfew. OAN suspended from YouTube. Latest virus news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Coronavirus updates: First 6.4M doses of COVID vaccine likely in December; CDC may change quarantine guidelines; US death toll nears 260K

Tennessee won't mandate COVID-19 vaccine in K-12 public schools. El Paso, Texas, sets new curfew. OAN suspended from YouTube. Latest virus news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Who Lives And Who Dies? Bursting COVID Wards Force Docs To Make Dire Decisions

Dr. Jeffrey Pothof is flipping towards the last page of his pandemic book. Yeah, there’s a book. It was prepared in March and lays out a plan for how to accommodate a surge in COVID-19 patients, build out capacity, and eventually ration care. It wasn’t needed then. But Pothof, the chief quality officer for University of Wisconsin Health, needs it now. The last pages, Pothof said, deal with how the hospital will implement its crisis standard of care: when doctors will be forced to decide who c...
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Texas deployed its National Guard to help with overflowing morgues in El Paso as the coronavirus death toll rises

El Paso County detention inmates, Sheriff officers, and morgue staff move bodies to refrigerated trailers outside the Medical Examiner's Office, November 14, 2020. Texas is sending 36 of its National Guard personnel to El Paso to help process the bodies of dead coronavirus victims. El Paso's county morgue has been so overwhelmed that it is using refrigerated trailers and paying prison inmates to move the bodies. That's just one snapshot in a nationwide surge of coronavirus cases — th...
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Gov. Newsom announces COVID curfew for California

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday announced a curfew limiting the nighttime movements of more than 90% of Californians. The order, intended to deal with a worrying surge in coronavirus cases, requires non-essential work, movement and gatherings stop between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. The order goes into effect 10 p.m. Saturday. It applies to counties in the purple tier — or 41 of the state’s 58 counties. That includes all Southern California counties. “The virus is spreading at a pace we haven’t seen since ...
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California coronavirus curfew? Gov. Newsom considering it

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday he is considering imposing a statewide curfew to try to keep the rising number of coronavirus cases from exploding out of control. But what exactly does that mean? We don’t know for certain, but other areas that have imposed or considered curfews offer clues. Officials in Los Angeles County have set a 10 p.m. curfew starting Friday for restaurants, breweries, wineries and non-essential retail. New York last week imposed such a curfew — mandating that busi...
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An El Paso Walmart is using drones to deliver COVID-19 test kits as the city struggles with overflowing hospitals and people dying faster than the medical examiner can handle

A pilot prepares a drone for a test flight of a coronavirus test kit delivery in El Paso, Texas, on November 17, 2020. Mario Tama/Getty Walmart is trialling COVID-19 test kit deliveries by drone in El Paso, Texas. El Paso currently has one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in the US. The city has been on lockdown since the end of October, with hospitals over capacity and morgues running out of room.  The program launched Tuesday, and is available for people who live in single-family homes...
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A nurse in a strained El Paso hospital says the sickest COVID-19 patients are put in a doctor-less room called 'the pit' where they are given 3 chances to be revived before workers let them die

Travel nurse Lawanna Rivers describing the COVID-19 crisis at the University Medical Center of El Paso on Facebook Live. Facebook Travel nurse Lawanna Rivers recently recorded a Facebook Live video, where she described her experience treating COVID-19 patients at the University Medical Center of El Paso. The city has emerged as a new hotspot of the virus, as the nation battles a third wave of the outbreak.  In the video, Rivers said the hospital's sickest COVID-19 patients were put in a "p...
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El Paso nurses speak out against 'irresponsible and insensitive' lifting of the city's shutdown order

Nurses Tishna Soto, left, and Lizette Torres speak to reporters as they prepare a protest outside their work at the Las Palmas Del Sol Medical Center, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in El Paso, Texas. AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio Nurses in El Paso, Texas, spoke out Friday against a court ruling that temporarily lifted the city's shutdown of non-essential businesses. More than 30,000 people in El Paso currently have COVID-19. More than 1,100 of them are in the hospital. "I'm just extremely exhausted...
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'We need more help': El Paso's Republican mayor says the city needs federal funding to protect public health

Mayor Dee Margo of El Paso, Texas, says a lack of financial support is forcing him to choose between economic life and public health.
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'We need more help': El Paso's Republican mayor says the city needs federal funding to protect public health

A coronavirus testing site at the University of Texas El Paso on October 31 in El Paso, Texas. Cengiz Yar/Getty Images Mayor Dee Margo of El Paso, Texas, told Business Insider he's struggling "walk that tight wire" between public health and ensuring small businesses don't go under during the coronavirus pandemic. At least 26,000 people in El Paso currently have COVID-19, with more than 1,000 in the hospital. Margo, a Republican, was an early proponent of wearing masks but has been hesitant...
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'We need more help': El Paso's Republican mayor says the city needs a second stimulus to protect public health

EL PASO, TX - OCTOBER 31: Cars pass through a coronavirus testing site at the University of Texas El Paso on October 31, 2020 in El Paso, Texas. As El Paso reports record numbers of active coronavirus cases, the Texas Attorney General sues to block local shutdown orders. Cengiz Yar/Getty Images El Paso Mayor Dee Margo told Business Insider he's struggling "walk that tight wire" between public health and ensuring small businesses don't go under during the pandemic. At least 26,000 people in...
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COVID-19 surge engulfs US; Texas tops 1 million cases

By DAVID CRARY | AP National Writer Texas on Wednesday became the first state with more than 1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, and California closed in on that mark as a surge of coronavirus infections engulfs the country from coast to coast. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said all restaurants, bars and gyms statewide will have to close at 10 p.m. starting Friday, a major retreat in a corner of the U.S. that had seemingly brought the virus largely under control months ago. He also barred priva...
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Photos show El Paso using refrigerated trucks in parking lots to store a backlog of dead bodies from a new COVID-19 surge

Medical workers are seen in one of three refrigerated trailers at the rear of the El Paso County Office of the Medical Examiner in Texas on November 9, 2020. Jorge Salgado/Reuters The county of El Paso, Texas, recently doubled the number of mobile morgues it has on hand to process coronavirus deaths. The county — which has the second-highest number of active cases in Texas — now has a total of ten mobile morgues.  Texas currently has the most coronavirus cases in the US, and recently becam...
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Photos show El Paso using refrigerated trucks in parking lots to store a backlog of bodies from a new COVID-19 surge

Medical workers in one of three refrigerated trailers at the rear of the El Paso County Office of the Medical Examiner in Texas on Monday. Jorge Salgado/Reuters The Texas county of El Paso recently doubled the number of mobile morgues it has on hand to process coronavirus deaths. The county — which has the second-highest number of active cases in Texas — now has 10 mobile morgues. Texas has recorded the most coronavirus cases in the US, recently becoming the first state to surpass 1 millio...
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Photos show El Paso doubling its mobile morgues after its new coronavirus surge caused a new backlog of dead bodies

Medical workers are seen in one of three refrigerated trailers at the rear of the El Paso County Office of the Medical Examiner in Texas on November 9, 2020. Jorge Salgado/Reuters The county of El Paso, Texas, recently doubled the number of mobile morgues it has on hand to process coronavirus deaths. The county — which has the second-highest number of active cases in Texas — now has a total of ten mobile morgues.  Texas currently has the most coronavirus cases in the US, and recently becam...
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El Paso, Texas, is asking for 4 more mobile morgues as Covid-19 deaths spike

Despite new measures aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19 in El Paso, Texas, the community remains one of the hardest hit across the country, with soaring infections and hospitalizations that continue to climb.
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El Paso requests more trailers and mobile morgues as Covid deaths spike

Despite new measures aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19 in El Paso, Texas, the community remains one of the hardest hit across the country, with soaring infections and hospitalizations that continue to climb.
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El Paso requests more trailers and mobile morgues

Despite new measures aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19 in El Paso, Texas, the community remains one of the hardest hit across the country, with soaring infections and hospitalizations that continue to climb.
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Amid spike in Covid-19 deaths, El Paso, Texas, requests four more trailers in addition to six mobile morgues already on the ground

Despite new measures aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19 in El Paso, Texas, the community remains one of the hardest hit across the country, with soaring infections and hospitalizations that continue to climb.
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Amid spike in Covid-19 deaths, El Paso, Texas, requests more trailers in addition to six mobile morgues already there

Despite new measures aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19 in El Paso, Texas, the community remains one of the hardest hit across the country, with soaring infections and hospitalizations that continue to climb.
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27 photos of some of the most adorable dogs to live in the White House

President Barack Obama and his dog Bo were very close. Getty Dogs are the most popular pet for a president to have during his time in the White House. President Donald Trump broke the presidential tradition when he didn't bring a dog into the White House, saying after two years in office that he would feel "a little phony doing so." President-elect Joe Biden is poised to reset the tradition of dogs in the Executive Mansion with his two German shepherds, one of whom would be the first shelt...
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Coronavirus updates: Europe tightens restrictions; record number of cases in Wisconsin; Kentucky hits 'grim milestone'

People sick with COVID-19 can vote in person, CDC says. Hospitalizations break records in El Paso, Texas. 232K U.S. deaths. Latest virus news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Coronavirus updates: Europe tightens restrictions; more than 61K kids got COVID-19 last week, another US record

People sick with COVID-19 can vote in person, CDC says. Hospitalizations break records in El Paso, Texas. 231K U.S. deaths. Latest virus news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Thousands of voters face another hurdle on Election Day: the US-Mexico border

Pedestrians on a bridge connecting El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, July 1, 2014. Thomson Reuters Long lines at the polls are common in the US on Election Day. But US citizens who live in Mexico face an hours-long wait at the border before they reach the ballot box. But voters whose lives straddle the border say a long wait is a small price to participate in an election that will have a profound impact on both countries. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. El Paso, Texas — On Ele...
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Coronavirus updates: Europe tightens restrictions; candidate for Indiana attorney general tests positive, in quarantine

People sick with COVID-19 can vote in person, CDC says. Hospitalizations break records in El Paso, Texas. 232K U.S. deaths. Latest virus news.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Migrant Families Were Confused When U.S. Expelled Children Into Mexico

Eva Acuña spoke with her teenage sister Esther by phone early on the morning of Aug. 15, about an hour before Esther planned to enter the United States near the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez and ask for asylum -- the end of a long journey from Esther's home in El Salvador.Acuña, a legal permanent resident in the United States, expected to hear next from U.S. immigration authorities about her sister's status. But instead, about eight hours later, she received a call from authorities in Me...
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