Since her daughters’ school closed for the coronavirus outbreak, Mariana Luna has been thrust into the role of their primary educator, like millions of parents across the U.S. But each day, before she can go over their schoolwork, her 9-year-old first has to help her understand what the assignments say.
Doctors and nurses are trained to deal with life-and-death situations, to be calm in the face of crisis. But whether it’s in hard-hit New York or places where COVID-19 has yet to surge, medical workers say the pandemic is straining their mental health like nothing before.
Colleges across the nation are scrambling to close deep budget holes and some have been pushed to the brink of collapse after the coronavirus outbreak triggered financial losses that could total more than $100 million at some institutions.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As Louisiana’s coronavirus outbreak continues to worsen, the state’s hospitals and health care workers worry if they’ll have enough people and equipment to meet the ever-growing demands of an epidemic expected to hit its peak in the state over the next two weeks.
A new study recently published in the journal JAMA by researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institute on Aging and the National Cancer Institute, says continuing to take 8,000 steps a day increases a person’s odds of a longer life.
It’s a transformation akin to World War II, when manufacturing behemoths used their assembly line expertise to make airplanes and tanks. Now, some companies are tapping their storehouses of brainpower to do the same thing with medical equipment.
NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has touched every part of New York City, but new data shows it is hitting especially hard in neighborhoods that tend to be poorer and might be more likely to have many people living under one roof.