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NYU Langone tells emergency doctors to consider who gets intubated, WSJ reports

A March 28 email from the NYU Langone Health Department of Emergency Medicine Chair told physicians to “think more critically about who we intubate,” according to a report from The Wall Street Journal. “In Emergency Medicine, we do not have the luxury of time, data, or committees to help with our critical triage decisions. Senior…MORE

Man awaiting liver transplant gets some hope during coronavirus outbreak

Zach Branson can once again look forward to getting a new lease on life now that his liver transplant has been rescheduled after being put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. Branson’s transplant was delayed when his uncle was no longer able to donate his liver after the outbreak forced hospitals to put elective…MORE

Idaho governor signs two anti-transgender bills into law

Idaho Gov. Brad Little signed two anti-transgender bills into law Monday. One measure bans transgender girls from playing on girls’ and women’s sports teams, while the other prohibits transgender people from changing their gender on Idaho birth certificates. Little’s office did not comment on the laws. House Bill 500, also known as the Fairness in…MORE

California doctors ‘cautiously hopeful’ early shelter at home measures are working

Two weeks after San Francisco issued the country’s first shelter-in-place order for residents to prevent spread of the novel coronavirus, hospital emergency rooms throughout the region appear to be seeing the early effects. “The surge we have been anticipating has not yet come,” Dr. Jahan Fahimi, an emergency physician and medical director at the University…MORE

He walked every block of New York City and died of coronavirus

William Helmreich, a prominent sociologist perhaps best known for walking nearly every block of New York City, died Saturday morning of coronavirus, his family said. He was 74. Helmreich wrote nearly 20 books, including “The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City,” which chronicled his walks through New York City talking to…MORE

Children’s author and illustrator Tomie dePaola has died

Tomie dePaola, a children’s author and illustrator known for his book “Strega Nona,” died Monday. The 85-year-old author died from complications from surgery after he fell in his barn which served as a studio, according to a statement from his literary agent, Doug Whiteman. Whiteman said dePaola died alone at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon,…MORE

Las Vegas homeless people are sleeping in a parking lot — six feet apart

Las Vegas homeless people are sleeping in a parking lot — six feet apart

In Las Vegas, the Catholic Charities’ homeless shelter has long served as a facility for people in need of accommodations. But after one homeless man who used the facility tested positive for coronavirus last week, the shelter was forced to close, leaving 500 homeless people scrambling for a new place to stay. Even Courtyard Homeless…MORE

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