Tens of thousands of medical workers across the United States are suddenly out of work as operating rooms and doctor's offices go dark, casualties of urgent calls to prioritize coronavirus patients at overwhelmed hospitals and of the economic waves the crisis is churning.
With the federal stockpile dwindling fast, and the Trump administration limiting access to what’s left, state leaders are going to extraordinary measures on their own to secure faces masks, ventilators, gloves and other equipment essential to fighting the outbreak.
The mayor said he expects New York to face "unprecedented challenges" in the next few weeks and is asking the president to call on doctors and nurses around the country to deploy where they are most needed.
One doctor on Long Island called the coronavirus is the most catastrophic crisis of his nearly four-decade career.
Officials fear they will soon run out of breathing machines for intensive care patients. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order will allow the state to redeploy excess ventilators and protective equipment from hospitals and other institutions.
Flags in New Jersey will fly at half-staff indefinitely to honor the people who died from COVID-related causes. The number of positive cases in the state is nearly 30,000.
There is a coronavirus ward in tents in Central Park. A makeshift hospital has been set up in a Manhattan convention center. Over the next few weeks, spaces including pro tennis courts, college dorms and a cruise ship terminal are supposed to start housing patients as New York state races to roughly triple its hospital capacity.
Healthcare workers in New York City are demanding more PPE to help them battle the coronavirus pandemic, while New York City has seen 40,000 people sign up as a surge healthcare force to help on the frontlines of the crisis.
Mayor Bill de Blasio said that N95 masks and surgical masks should be reserved for medical personnel and first responders. Every day New Yorkers, on the other hand, should cover their nose and mouth with a bandana, scarf, or other piece of clothing.
"I would be lying if I said I wasn’t scared," one of the nurses says in the video.
The strain being placed on EMTs and paramedics is being called “unprecedented,” as the number of confirmed cases and hospitalizations due to the coronavirus in New York City continues to increase.
Former Commissioner James O'Neill will serve as a special adviser on the mayor's COVID-19 response team.
Medical students from across Long Island are deciding to graduate early in order to get out onto the front lines of battling the coronavirus pandemic.
Medical students from across Long Island are joining the fight against coronavirus, graduating early to help battle the pandemic.
The work is exhausting and dangerous, the situation bleak. But an army of health care workers heeded New York’s call for help reinforcing hospitals overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic.
A U.K. animal charity has begun training its dogs to sniff out COVID-19.
Researchers suggest that pink eye could be an additional symptom of COVID-19.
New Jersey's number of positive cases is near 19,000, up from about 16,000, while the death toll climbed from 198 to 267 overnight.
The president remarked on the developments on Tuesday.
Northwell Health is using 3D-printed parts to turn bilevel positive airway pressure machines into ventilators.