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"It honestly felt like I was working in a war zone...I'm already breaking so people please..."

This is an ICU Nurse in Southeast, MI after working 13 hrs treating 2 critically ill COVID patients on the vent by herself.

"It honestly felt like I was working in a war zone...I'm already breaking so people please take this seriously"




The power of a squeaky toy!


Four Seasons Provides Free Rooms to NYC Coronavirus Doctors

The Four Seasons Hotel in Manhattan will provide free rooms to doctors, nurses and other medical personnel.

The luxury hotel, where rooms typically top $1,000 a night, closed on Friday and is not taking new bookings through April 15, according to its website.

“Many of those working in New York City have to travel long distances to and from their homes after putting in 18-hour days,” said Ty Warner, the founder and chairman of Ty Warner Hotels and Resorts, which owns the property. “They need a place close to work where they can rest and regenerate.”

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the Four Seasons plan in a tweet on Wednesday. Warner is the billionaire founder of Ty Inc., best known as the maker of Beanie Babies.


"She got my South Side Polish dander up."


Pete Buttigieg looks good with a beard. That is all.

Malaria Drug Chloroquine No Better Than Regular Coronavirus Care, Study Finds

Hydroxychloroquine, a medicine for malaria that President Donald Trump has touted as a treatment for coronavirus, was no more effective than conventional care, a small study found.

The report published by the Journal of Zhejiang University in China showed that patients who got the medicine didn’t fight off the new coronavirus more often than those who did not get the medicine.

The study involved just 30 patients. Of the 15 patients given the malaria drug, 13 tested negative for the coronavirus after a week of treatment. Of the 15 patients who didn’t get hydroxychloroquine, 14 tested negative for the virus.

The results of the study weren’t statistically significant.



Coronavirus shutting down churches??? I DONT THANK SO


LOL: Chris Cuomo & Andrew Cuomo on CNN


The coronavirus isn't mutating quickly, suggesting a vaccine would offer lasting protection

Source: WaPo

The coronavirus is not mutating significantly as it circulates through the human population, according to scientists who are closely studying the novel pathogen’s genetic code. That relative stability suggests the virus is less likely to become more or less dangerous as it spreads, and represents encouraging news for researchers hoping to create a long-lasting vaccine.

All viruses evolve over time, accumulating mutations as they replicate imperfectly inside a host’s cells in tremendous numbers and then spread through a population, with some of those mutations persisting through natural selection. The new coronavirus has proofreading machinery, however, and that reduces the “error rate” and the pace of mutation. The new coronavirus looks pretty much the same everywhere it has appeared, the scientists say, and there is no evidence that some strains are deadlier than others.

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease covid-19, is similar to coronaviruses that circulate naturally in bats. It jumped into the human species last year in Wuhan, China, likely through an intermediate species — possibly a pangolin, an endangered anteater whose scales are trafficked for traditional medicine.

Scientists now are studying more than 1,000 different samples of the virus, Peter Thielen, a molecular geneticist at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory who has been studying the virus, told The Washington Post.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/the-coronavirus-isnt-mutating-quickly-suggesting-a-vaccine-would-offer-lasting-protection/2020/03/24/406522d6-6dfd-11ea-b148-e4ce3fbd85b5_story.html

HEROES! Nurses, doctors, healthcare practitioners working night and day to save our lives


Nurses, doctors, healthcare practitioners working night and day
to save our lives, while putting their own lives at risk!

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