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Trump Doesn’t Think There’s A Medical Supply Shortage. These Hospitals Beg to Differ.

An internal government report released Monday contradicts President Trump’s assessment that hospital administrators are “thrilled to be where they are.”

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Can Warm Weather Halt Coronavirus?

Despite some evidence that warm weather has some effect on the virus, studies are not conclusive and complacency could have “disastrous results.”

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U.S. Will Finally Let Gay Men Donate Blood Due to Shortage Caused By Coronavirus

The FDA's previous rules barred donations from men who have had sex with a man in the previous year.

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I’m a Hospice Nurse. Here’s Why I Chose to Step Away From the Job I Love During Coronavirus.

"I didn’t sign up to go into battle without battle gear. What good is it going to do if we all soldier on and get sick?

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Trump Refuses to Reopen Healthcare Enrollment Even As Millions Lose Jobs

The decision not to reopen the federal health insurance marketplace came down the same day the president announced a forecast of up to 240,000 deaths due to coronavirus.

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In Pictures: Fighting Coronavirus Around the World

Politicians wear protective gear in Belgium. Canadians leave notes at their windows. Volunteers in Spain sew masks for nurses and doctors. Citizens disinfect streets and cars in India and Afghanistan. Pope Francis prays solo to an empty Piazza San Pietro.

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The Grim Calculations Hospitals Are Having to Make

As many as 900,000 coronavirus patients in the U.S. could need ventilators. Yet one group estimates the country has only 200,000, many of which already are being used by other patients.