Emergency care

People repair a "pirate" ambulance light outside the General Hospital in Mexico City, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. The poorly equipped, often broken-down rattletraps ply Mexico City streets listening to emergency radio dispatch frequencies and race to beat legitimate ambulance services to medical emergencies. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
September 16, 2020 - 7:46 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Many people have been profiteering from the coronavirus pandemic in Mexico; prices for oxygen cylinders, medicinal alcohol and face masks all have skyrocketed. But perhaps the cruelest are the so-called pirate ambulances that take advantage of patients' desperation. The poorly...
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Alister Martin, an emergency room doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital, poses outside the hospital, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Boston. Martin founded the organization "VotER" to provide medical professionals voter registration resources for patients who are unregistered voters. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 08, 2020 - 8:11 pm
BOSTON (AP) — An emergency room doctor in Boston is assembling thousands of voter registration kits for distribution at hospitals and doctor's offices. Later this month, students at Harvard and Yale’s medical schools are planning a contest to see which of the Ivy League rivals can register the most...
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A woman wearing a face mask walks down to an underground tunnel in Beijing, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. New coronavirus cases continue to rise in China's northwestern region of Xinjiang, with dozens of cases reported on Tuesday. The capital Beijing also reported its first case of domestic transmission in more than two weeks, while the northeastern province of Liaoning added another several cases in its local outbreak. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
July 28, 2020 - 7:28 pm
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand’s government says it will rush through new laws to allow some people to be charged for their border quarantine costs. New Zealand hasn’t had any community transmission of the virus for three months, and everybody who enters the country is required to spend two...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2020 file photo, Infectious Disease Physician Army Maj. Gadiel Alvarado, left, with the Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force, walks down the hall with United Memorial Medical Center's Mariya Mohiuddin, director of COVID-19 testing and logistics, inside a newly setup wing in the hospital in Houston. Texas reported a new daily record for virus deaths Friday and more than 10,000 confirmed cases for the fourth consecutive day. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
July 18, 2020 - 10:40 am
A fast-rising rising tide of new coronavirus cases is flooding emergency rooms in parts of the United States, with some patients moved into hallways and nurses working extra shifts to keep up with the surge. Patients struggling to breathe are being placed on ventilators in emergency wards since...
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Caroline Maloney stands outside HonorHealth's Scottsdale Osborn Medical Center at the end of her overnight shift early Friday, June 26, 2020 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Arizona nurses and doctors find themselves on the frontline as the coronavirus rips through the state, making it one of the world's hot spots. (AP Photo/Matt York)
June 27, 2020 - 9:23 am
PHOENIX (AP) — They saw the ominous photos: Crowded hospitals, exhausted nurses, bodies piling up in morgues. It was far away, in New York, northern Italy and other distant places. Now, after three months of anxiously waiting and preparing, Arizona nurses and doctors are on the front lines as the...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2020, file photo, Jason Hackedorn looks into Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians baseball team, in Cleveland. With the distinct possibility of pro sports resuming in empty venues, a recent poll suggests a majority of U.S. fans wouldn't feel safe attending games anyway without a coronavirus vaccine.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
May 01, 2020 - 2:35 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ An emergency room nurse who played golf after Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer reopened courses made a hole-in-one. “I don’t know if I deserved to get this because of what I do. It’s mostly pure luck, but it was...
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Nurses and doctors clear the area before defibrillating a patient with COVID-19 who went into cardiac arrest, Monday, April 20, 2020, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Yonkers, N.Y. The emergency room team successfully revived the patient. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
April 22, 2020 - 4:35 am
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A nurse furiously pushes down on a man's chest as five other staff in full protective gear surround the patient's bed. Suddenly, one throws up his arms and steps backward. “OK, move! Everybody move!” are the instructions. Moments after they back away, the patient's heart is...
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In this April 7, 2020, photo, Virginia Creary, a 911 dispatcher, stands for a portrait outside her station house, in the Bronx borough of New York. The new normal for New York City's emergency workers has come down to this: 911 operators bracing each day for a deluge of calls from a panicked public, dispatchers scrambling to respond and ambulance workers following a "viral pandemic triage" protocol with life-or-death consequences. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
April 10, 2020 - 5:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus crisis is taxing New York City’s 911 system like never before. Operators pick up a new call every 15.5 seconds. Panicked voices tell of loved ones in declining health. There are multitudes of cardiac arrests and respiratory failures and others who call needing...
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In this Friday, March 27, 2020, photo, Nightbird Restaurant chef and owner Kim Alter, left, mimicks giving a hug to nurse practitioner Sydney Gressel, center, and patient care technician Matt Phillips after delivering dinner to them at University of California at San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital in San Francisco. A group of tech-savvy, entrepreneurial San Francisco friends wanted to help two groups devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. They came up with a plan that involved soliciting donations, tapping friends in the restaurant world and getting San Francisco hospitals to accept free food cooked up by some of the city's top chefs. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 03, 2020 - 12:23 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — On a break from the front lines, nurse practitioner Gabe Westhemier tucked into a plate of duck confit, the work of one of the city's celebrity chefs. ("It was wonderful.") Meanwhile, at another San Francisco emergency room, nurse Liz Sanderson still savors a sea salt caramel...
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CORRECTS SPELLING TO DOOBAY INSTEAD OF DOOBEY ON SECOND REFERENCE - Kamini Doobay, an Emergency Medicine Resident physician at NYU Langone Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital, talks during an interview about her experiences treating COVID-19 patients, Thursday, March 26, 2020, in New York. As an emergency medicine physician in New York City, Dr. Doobay has always known that death is part of the territory in trying to care for the city's sickest. But it hasn't been like this _ patients stricken with coronavirus, on ventilators, and no visitors allowed because of strict protocols to prevent its spread. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
March 26, 2020 - 8:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — As an emergency medicine physician in New York City, Dr. Kamini Doobay has always known that death is part of the territory when trying to care for the city's sickest. But it hasn't always been like this — patients hit the hardest by the coronavirus, struggling to breathe and on...
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