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(Reuters) - A study of coronovirus patients in Atlanta has found that black patients are more likely to be hospitalized than white patients, highlighting racial disparities in the U.S. healthcare system, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Wednesday.
(Reuters) - Facing budget shortfalls and double-digit unemployment, governors of U.S. states that are COVID-19 hotspots on Thursday pressed ahead with economic reopenings that have raised fears of a second wave of infections.
(Reuters) - One night in April, as coronavirus swept through the Hammonton Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare, Robyn Esaw, a double amputee, signaled for help with her bedpan. She said she hit the bedside button that turns on a red hallway light. None of the few remaining staff showed up - and one of them turned the light off. Esaw only got help, eventually, by wheeling herself to the nursing station and yelling.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Voters encountered long lines and problems with voting machines on Tuesday during a chaotic day of in-person balloting in Georgia, the latest state to struggle to conduct elections amid the health worries of the coronavirus pandemic.
Caregivers at nursing homes have had to stay in-house to safeguard the elderly they care for. But the strain of being away from their families is beginning to take its toll.
After nearly being placed on a ventilator, spending five days unconcious and her kidneys beginning to fail, Stacy Jackson warns people not to take Covid-19 lightly.
Because the pandemic has robbed families of traditional funerals, even in non-coronavirus deaths, Preston Griffin often becomes the face of their final goodbye.
LISBON: Portugal’s Mello family has survived two world wars, nationalisation and an international bailout. Their strategy of sticking together and getting the timing right on some key decisions looks like it has paid off once again, even in the midst of a global pandemic.
TOKYO (Reuters) - At the Tokyo elder-care home where 27-year-old Yoshimu works, the coronavirus has stretched already tight staffing, leaving residents to sometimes sit longer in soiled diapers or to steal food from one another.
(Reuters) - New York state on Sunday announced new coronavirus-safety measures to better protect nursing home residents, who are highly vulnerable to the respiratory illness and account for a large share of the nearly 80,000 Americans who have died from it.