Washington Post: Coronavirus Updates

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Washington Post/Coronavirus Updates

By Kim BellwareMeryl KornfieldMiriam BergerHannah KnowlesJesse Dougherty and Candace Buckner

The latest 

Covid-19 is turning out to be much more insidious and formidable than a simple respiratory disease, impacting nearly every major organ in the body and striking down supposedly healthy people with no warning.

The latest revelation: Young and middle-aged patients at many hospitals are suffering sudden strokes. “The numbers are small, only a few dozen per location, but they provide new insights into what the virus does to our bodies,” The Washington Post reports. Some doctors think these stealth attacks could explain unusually high numbers of at-home deaths in New York City during the peak of its crisis. Read the story.

Many states are scaling back plans for makeshift emergency hospitals, as social distancing measures appear to be holding the virus somewhat in check. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been building dozens of facilities “in a herculean aid effort for American cities,” we report. But it’s unclear how many of the new hospitals will even be used.

At the same time, many hospitals are short on basic medical supplies — including veteran care centers. The official in charge of the sprawling Veterans Health Administration, the nation’s largest health-care system, told The Post that millions of face masks have...read more:

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Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.

She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – one daughter-in-law; Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescue pups.

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