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Staff, capacity a concern for Arizona hospitals as COVID-19 spreads

CLOSE Arizona hospitals say they do not yet have to rationalize care for COVID-19 patients, but because the state is experiencing a sharp increase in new cases, hospital leaders say they support themselves for a continued increase in patients. State hospitals received the complaint by the state’s health director on Monday to use state guidelines to decide which patients receive …

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Stanislaus County Hospital “stretched thin” of coronavirus

Note The Modesto Bee and McClatchy news pages have highlighted the paywall on our websites for this evolving story, providing critical information to readers. To support important reporting like this, please consider a digital subscription. Stanislaus County’s top official has reversed a statement on local hospital capacity and now says these hospitals are stretched thin to care for patients affected …

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Monkeys infected with new coronavirus developed short-term immunity

Rhesus flavors are often used in scientific experiments because of their similarities to humans Test monkeys infected with the new coronavirus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic were protected from re-infection for up to 28 days later, a Chinese study released Thursday in the journal Science said. While the monkeys showed initial immunity, it is unclear how long such immunity will …

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A threat against swine flu with pandemic potential is emerging in China

A flu virus found in pigs in China has pandemic potential and should be monitored “urgently,” warns researchers in a study in the peer-review journal PNAS This week. Hotvarning: Although it has not been transmitted from human to human, the virus raises concerns because it is a genetic blend of strains that have destroyed humans in the past and there …

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More than 300 children in Texas Day Cares Test Positive for COVID-19

Mascot / Getty 307 children in Texas-based daycare have tested positive for COVID-19, and cases are only increasing On Wednesday, the United States reported nearly 50,000 new cases of coronavirus. As the one-day record skyrocketed, some states have reversed their reopens to slow the rapid spread of COVID-19. While cities across the United States have asked restaurants, bars, and gyms …

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The Trump administration sees new strategy for COVID-19 testing

The Trump administration is considering the use of a new strategy that would allow states to dramatically expand their testing capabilities as several areas try to get coronavirus outbreaks under control. Public health officials have been discussing the benefits of pool testing in recent days, a method that allows multiple samples to be tested at once to reduce the time …

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Pierce County sees 56 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday

Pierce County reported 56 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Thursday and no further deaths. In total, there are now 2,642 cases and 90 deaths since the county’s first case was reported March 6, according to the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department. Daily totals may change when the county receives new information on cases, finds duplicate information, or assigns cases originally attributed …

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