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    Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer used an alias at a hospital when he went to check on the Russian escort he was accused of choking. When visiting Svetlana Travis-Zakharova in an undisclosed hospital, Spitzer wore all-black and a hat and identified himself as George, according to investigative documents obtained by the New York Post. Security footage reviewed by detectives shows he arrived at 11 p.m. on February 13, 2016. He gave the name 'George Fox' - an alias he used while frequenting prostitutes in 2008, according to The Post. His visit came in the aftermath of a violent encounter in a Plaza Hotel room, in which Travis-Zakharova slit her wrists. The documents show that Spitzer claimed the blood found in the room was from the escort's menstrual cycle.  Afterwards, the then-25-year-old threatened she would 'make it worse than 2008' for Spitzer, when he resigned as governor over patronizing another prostitute - according to a text exchange between the pair. The newly released documents, which also show Spitzer name-dropped then-Police Commissioner Bill Bratton to cops investigating the Plaza Hotel incident - reveal new details about that day that...
    CHICAGO (CBS) – Three weeks after being shot and critically wound in the line of duty, Bradley Police officer Tyler Bailey has been released from ICU to standard hospital care. Bailey, 27, is no longer in critical condition and is preparing to start the next chapter in recovery. READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Illinois, Colder Temps During The WeekOn Dec. 29, Bailey was shot and wounded while responding to a report of dogs barking in an unattended vehicle in the parking lot of the Comfort Inn hotel at 1500 N. Illinois Highway 50. READ MORE: Cook County Reopens Third Vaccination Site In A Week In Effort To Get More Residents VaccinatedAfter locating the vehicle and owner inside a hotel room, both officers were shot after trying to talk with the people inside the room. His partner, Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic, 49, died at the hospital. Police arrested Darius D. Sullivan, 25, a day later on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder, attempted murder, and aggravated battery. The second suspect, Xandria A. Harris, 26, later turned herself...
    "To identify patients admitted for COVID-19, the Baker administration is using the drug dexamethasone as a proxy," the Boston Globe reported. "The powerful steroid, used to quell the inflammatory storm in severely ill COVID patients, is also commonly used to treat other conditions, such as septic shock or swelling in the brain." Patients who test positive for COVID-19 but do not receive dexamethasone will be counted as "incidental." Dr. Maren Batalden of the Cambridge Health Alliance told WBZ-TV that individuals who are prescribed dexamethasone are "a good measure of those patients who are admitted to the hospital with COVID who have serious respiratory infection or serious respiratory complication." Earlier this month, similar findings to the reporting in Massachusetts emerged out of New York state. The New York data showed that 57% of all reported "COVID-19 hospitalizations" are patients admitted "for COVID-19/COVID-19 complications." Meanwhile, the remaining 43% were admitted to the hospital for other reasons, but tested positive for COVID-19 after being admitted. Last month, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) accused Dr. Anthony Fauci of playing pandemic politics. Cruz retweeted...
    CHERNIHIV, Ukraine—For years, Ukraine has been dealing with Russian aggression and preparing for an invasion on its Eastern flank where the two nations share more than 1,000 miles of sometimes disputed borders. But the recent bromance between President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart has opened up the terrifying possibility of a new line of attack. The southern border of Belarus is less than a three-hour drive from Kyiv, Ukraine’s economic and political capital. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has always had a testy relationship with Putin, until Moscow rescued him from an attempted popular revolution last year. By way of repayment, Lukashenko has signed up for the closest integration between the two countries since the collapse of the Soviet Union. “Russian tanks can be here in less than an hour.” Ukraine already believes the hackers behind a massive cyberattack launched this month were linked to Belarus intelligence acting on behalf of Moscow. The cooperation got even closer on Wednesday when Russian troops landed in Belarus to hold joint anti-Ukraine military exercises close to the southern border. Kyiv is now effectively...
    DEBORAH James was rushed into surgery yesterday with a bleed, just days after going through a medical emergency. The Sun columnist has been in hospital for a few weeks, updating her followers on the latest rollercoaster in her brave fight with bowel cancer. 4Deborah James has posted a picture from hospital showing the amount of drains in her bodyCredit: Instagram 4Her mum, Heather, has been allowed to safely visit as Deborah goes through treatmentCredit: Instagram She wrote on Instagram: "Argh the cancer rollercoaster! Yesterday was the classic ride high and fall flat at the last bend!" The mum-of-two, diagnosed with incurable cancer five years ago, said she felt good yesterday morning and had even chatted with doctors about going home. But frustratingly, she said "a small bleed meant I ended up being rushed back into theatre having a colonoscopy and Endoscopy within the hour to check for the source". This morning she told how she had spent the night with medics trying out new regimes for treatment, and thanked her followers for the love and support. She added: "Praying today...
    PUNK icon Hazel O'Connor has been rushed to hospital after she collapsed at her home in southwest France. The 80s star was put into a coma after suffering "a bleeding on the brain", her brother Neil has confirmed. 6Hazel O'Connor has been rushed to the hospital after suffering a serious medical eventCredit: Redferns 6The pop star was put into an induced comaCredit: Getty 6Doctors discovered she had suffered bleeding on the brainCredit: Redferns The Eighth Day singer who was found at her home on January 9, was taken into the hospital and put into an induced coma after doctors discovered she had suffered bleeding on the brain. Sharing a post on her social media Neil said: "This is an important announcement about my darling sister, Singer, Songwriter and Actor, Hazel O’Connor. "On Sunday last, 9/01/2022, Hazel was discovered at her place in SW France and was found to have suffered a serious medical event. "She was taken to her local hospital where it was determined that she’d had a bleeding on the brain and that she should be transferred...
    Whenever someone tells Jamie Chong that COVID-19 isn’t a serious threat to children, she reminds them that the common cold can send her child to the hospital. Her son, Asher, who is nearing his third birthday, has cerebral palsy and issues with his respiratory and gastrointestinal systems, putting him at higher risk from the coronavirus. Chong has been caring for him in their Simi Valley home during the pandemic and strictly limiting who can enter. Sometimes, when cases have surged, she has even decided to turn away his home nurses. “It’s scarier than it was even in the beginning,” Chong said. “When things were really bad before, kids weren’t going to school. People were working from home. Now they’re saying it’s way more contagious — and everything is open.” There’s the notion that “‘If you’re vulnerable, then you need to stay home.’ Well, we are doing that. But how much longer can we?” Chong asked. “My son deserves to live a life outside of his home.” Young children — those younger than 5 — are being newly hospitalized with COVID-19...
    A Duke University police officer fatally shot a man being held in custody at the Duke University Hospital late Friday night after a struggle broke out, officials confirmed.  The unidentified man was being held by the Durham Police Department and being treated at the hospital's emergency department, officials reported.   A struggle ensued when the detainee took a Durham officer's gun, authorities reported.  A Duke University police officer fatally shot a man being held in custody and treated at the University Hospital late Friday night  The man was shot after he grabbed a Durham police officer's gun in an struggle A Duke University police officer responded to the scene and fatally shot the man, Duke officials said.  Hospital staff immediately began treating the man but were unable to save him. Officials are notifying his family, a hospital spokesperson said. The Durham police officer was also treated for injuries after the shooting and since been released from the hospital, but officials did not clarify what his injuries he sustained. No one else was physically injured.   RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    OMICRON has triggered a rise in babies being admitted to hospital with Covid – but most only get a fever and a runny nose. Data shows 42 per cent of child Covid patients are now younger than one, up from 31 per cent in waves of earlier variants. 2Sage advisers say Omicron has led to a rise in babies being admitted to hospital with Covid, but most of them aCredit: Getty - Contributor But top doctors on the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) say the tots are not getting sick and most are admitted as a precaution. A Sage report revealed babies younger than one have made up a majority of childhood admissions since December. But there have only been 171 of them, with a study finding just one out of 55 needed intensive care because of a high fever. It is in line with a string of hugely positive studies which found Omicron is milder than other strains in the vaccinated - with the first official UK report revealing the risk of hospitalisation is 50 to 70 per cent lower than...
    The Massachusetts Water Resource Authority publishes their COVID mRNA screening from the Deer Island Treatment Plant. It's considered a leading indicator of COVID hospitalization and has clearly spiked. David Leonhardt/NY Times: Is Omicron Peaking? In parts of the Northeast, it seems to be. Ali Mokdad, a professor of health metrics sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle, told the The Associated Press that he believed the true number of U.S. cases — including those not included in any official tally — has already peaked, probably last week. “It’s going to come down as fast as it went up,” he predicted. To be clear, the current emergency is not on the verge of ending. Cases appear to be peaking only in places where Omicron arrived early, mostly in the Northeast. In much of the country, cases are still soaring. Already, some hospitals are swamped, and hospitalization trends often trail caseload trends by about a week. Deaths trends tend to lag by another couple of weeks. “It’s going to be a tough two or three weeks,” Mokdad said. The U.S. seems on course for...
    JERSEY Shore star Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino broke down in tears after learning son Romeo spiked a fever and would be staying in the hospital for monitoring. His co-stars rallied around him and wife Lauren Pesce, praying and sending kind words via text. 2Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino broke down in tears during a new episode of Jersey Shore Family Vacation 2He and wife Lauren Pesce learned their son Romeo would need to be hospitalized after his birth During Thursday's episode of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation, Mike and Lauren learned their son would be staying a few extra days in the hospital for monitoring. He held strong for his wife, but admitted during confessionals that he was struggling. Mike said on the MTV show: “This has been the hardest thing I’ve gone through. "I want to be strong for Lauren and strong for my family, hopefully everything will be okay in the end.” Co-stars prayed as they heard the news. Days later, Mike got word from the hospital that Romeo was cleared to head home. Most read...
    DEBORAH James has shared a brave picture of her recovering on a hospital bed after nearly facing death. The Sun’s columnist, 40, said she nearly died during a “traumatic” medical emergency that left her in intensive care. Instagram / Deborah James 1 Deborah James said she nearly faced death in the ‘traumatic’ medical emergency Writing on Instagram, she said: “Apologies for being quiet. “A week ago at this time in the evening, I nearly died in what was an acute medical emergency. “I’m not ready to discuss what happened yet as the trauma of it all has been incredibly intense – but it’s thanks to an unbelievable team of NHS specialists who worked all through the night and the next day to save me. I cannot be more grateful. “I’m still not out of danger and I have a lot more procedures to deal with. But I’m now out of intensive care. And for the first time felt able to briefly update you.” She took the picture of her smiling, giving a thumbs up after her...
    This is the moment two police officers in Argentina saved a toddler from choking in front of her distraught mother.  Dramatic dashcam and CCTV footage shows officers Laura Pagani and Diego Carrizo pick up 15-month-old Alma, who is choking, and her distraught mother in their police car in San Miguel, in the Greater Buenos Aires Region.  As officer Carrizo speeds through the streets, sirens blaring, officer Pagani performs CPR on the toddler while her mum wails in the back seat in the tense video filmed on January 9. The frantic footage from Argentina shows officer Pagani saving 15-month-old toddler Alma Officers Pagani and Carrizo (pictured) rushed to the scene and worked quickly to save Alma When the officers first grabbed the toddler, after hearing her mother's screams, she had convulsed and she was hardly breathing.  However, officer Pagani kept trying to revive the little girl, and finally managed to get her breathing again. In all, the tot had been choking for 93 seconds, during which officer Carrizo had managed to negotiate traffic to drive eight blocks to the hospital.  Afterwards...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A shooting on the Florida Turnpike that left two people hurt is being called a road rage incident. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the incident took place shortly before 1:00 p.m. on the southbound lanes of the Turnpike in the area of the Golden Glades Interchange. READ MORE: Out Of Control Driver Slammed Into Miramar Home The driver of the Honda, who was struck by gunfire on Turnpike in the area of the Golden Glades Interchange, drove to the Miami-Dade police department’s Northside Station for help. (CBS4) FHP investigators say a blue Honda Civic and a Gray Chevy sedan  were involved in some sort of altercation that led to the road rage incident. READ MORE: Parkland Shooter Nikolas Cruz Attends Hearing Virtually Ahead Of Upcoming Sentencing TrialSomeone in the Chevy fired a gun, striking the left side of the Honda. The male driver of the Honda and female passenger were both struck by the gunfire. Following the incident, the victim drove to the MDPD Northside Station. Both victims were later transported to Ryder Trauma Center with...
    The number of New Yorkers in the hospital with Covid-19 is surging, but fewer of them are ending up in intensive care compared with prior waves — a sign that vaccines and the potentially milder omicron variant are making people less sick. About 5,900 patients are hospitalized with Covid-19 across New York City, 52% higher than last winter's peak of nearly 3,900 reached on Feb. 8, state data through Wednesday shows. The 666 patients currently in ICUs with Covid, however, remains below last winter's high mark of 773. New York, where cases have been surging to record levels for weeks, has emerged as the epicenter of the country's omicron wave. Survival rates there are being closely watched as a potential indication of what may happen around the country as the variant, which is now the dominant strain nationwide, takes further hold in other places. Dr. Adel Bassily-Marcus, an ICU specialist at Mt. Sinai hospital in Manhattan, said that his unit is operating "close to normal" even as the number of patients testing positive for the virus has significantly risen over...
    Italy's world junior shooting champion has died after accidentally shooting himself in the stomach when bending over to pick up spent cartridges.  Cristian Ghilli, 19, shot himself in a hunting accident near Pisa and died at around 10pm yesterday in a hospital at Cecina in Tuscany.  The world junior skeet (clay pigeon shooting) champion was given an emergency operation to try and stop the internal bleeding.  But doctors were unable to save him and he died.  Cristian Ghilli, 19, shot himself in a hunting accident near Pisa and died at around 10pm yesterday in a hospital at Cecina in Tuscany RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Houston police launches probe into why it took FOUR HOURS... Real life rebel pilot! Incredible moment a PRIVATE JET roars... Share this article Share Mr Ghilli had been hunting with friends in the woods at Montecatini Val di Cecina, in the province of Pisa, when he accidentally shot himself. His friends called emergency services when they saw what happened and two ambulances arrived to rush him to...
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — COVID-19 cases among kids continue to surge across the country. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, starting for the week ending Dec. 30, over 325,000 child COVID-19 cases were reported. READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: 1-2 Inches Of Snow Expected With More In RidgesA pediatrician at UPMC Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh said he’s seeing it happen here. Avery Cooper is a happy-go-lucky 9-year-old from Butler. She was admitted to Children’s Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 “Avery ended up getting sick New Year’s Eve. She’s on a COVID floor right now,” said Avery’s mom, Alisha Cooper. Alisha said her daughter started sneezing, coughing and vomiting the day before and spiked a fever of 104 degrees on New Year’s Eve. “We brought her straight to Children’s ER,” Alisha said. Alisha said Avery was born with a rare chromosomal disorder called Trisomy 17, which makes her more vulnerable when she gets sick. Because of this, Alisha said the whole family has been extra careful since the pandemic began. Avery and her 11-year-old sister have been attending school...
    Jessica Chastain heads the cast of the new female-driven action-thriller, "The 355."The movie involves a deadly weapon and the women who go to work and kick a lot of you-know-what to try and save the day.In the film, these women actually end up joining forces with other strong women on an international mission to retrieve a top-secret weapon.Jessica Chastain plays a CIA agent in the middle of it all while Diane Kruger is a German rival. Suddenly, they and others become a team to try and protect us all from the bad guys.The action in the movie gets intense especially for Chastain, who sustained a head injury during filming."I went to the hospital! Yes! I hit my head on the marble floor at one point and I heard a crack. And everyone was, like, 'Oh my gosh!' And then I did a couple more takes," Chastain said. "And then they're like, 'Okay, you have to go to the hospital now to make sure you didn't get a concussion.'"Kruger said she got remarkably strong making this movie because of all the...
    "I could tell that something was not right that evening when I was lying in bed and I could feel a pressure in my stomach moving upward," she told the outlet. "It was quite hard to breathe and every time I tried to breathe in I'd feel a pinching sensation around my heart, and that, of course, made my anxiety escalate." "I actually called my friend and asked if they could come over to drive me to the hospital because I thought I was experiencing a heart attack," she recalled. While at the hospital, Matto said she didn't tell doctors about her business but did inform them of her strange diet, after which, she said, "It was made clear that what I was experiencing wasn't a stroke or heart attack but very intense gas pains." "I was advised to change my diet and to take a gas suppressant medication, which has effectively ended my business," Matto acknowledged. See on Instagram Matto explained that she decided to start the fart business "on a whim" after receiving requests from...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The highly contagious Omicron variant is continuing to spread in New York state. The current COVID positivity rate across the state is 22.5%. In New York City, it is 21.4%. In the northern suburbs, which the state refers to as the mid-Hudson regions, it’s 24.4%. On Long Island, the positivity rate is among the highest in the state, at 27.3%. READ MORE: Mayor Adams Defends Decision To Keep Schools Open As Officials Work To Stay Open Through OmicronAs CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis reports, the halls of St. Anthony’s High School were quiet Tuesday, with students learning remotely the past two days. That’s a decision the principal of the South Huntington school made late December. “The reason we did that was two-fold. One, to assess staffing. Could we open safely with our numbers? And two, families many could not get tested or couldn’t get tests,” said St. Anthony’s High School Principal Brother David Anthony Migliorino. COVID VACCINE New York State book online here or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX New York City book online here or call 877-VAX-4NYC Track NYC vaccinations by zip code Nassau...
    FOR THOSE who have actually gone through it, giving birth is an exhausting process. Well, apparently, that was not a valid excuse to a professor after he allegedly threatened to flunk his student if she didn't hand in an assignment. 3A woman claimed her professor tried to make her repeat the class if she didn't and in an assignmentCredit: TikTok 3She was actually a little busy giving birthCredit: TikTok Taking to social media, lifestyle blogger Olivia May Bell shared a video where she was in a hospital bed actually working on her homework. The Tennessee mom had a baby monitor wrapped around her belly and her husband catering to her every whim as she awaited her baby's arrival. But that moment was quickly soured when she told her professor she wouldn't be able to hand in an assignment because she was in the hospital. Allegedly, he told her that giving birth was not an excuse and if she didn't hand in the project he would flunk her. She wrote in her video: "That one time I was getting my...
    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was rushed to hospital early Monday morning for treatment of a probable intestinal obstruction, local media reported. Bolsonaro, 66, was seen disembarking the presidential plane on foot surrounded by his entourage before being admitted to Vila Nova Star hospital in Sao Paulo after complaining of stomach pains. The President was stabbed during a campaign rally three years ago, causing intestinal damage and serious internal bleeding, which has required at least four surgeries.  Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (pictured in Brasilia in November) was rushed to hospital early Monday morning for treatment of a probable intestinal obstruction In July, he was admitted to hospital for further treatment after suffering from hiccups for ten days straight as a result of his gastrointestinal trouble.  Doctor Antonio Luiz Macedo told news site UOL that the president would undergo several tests to examine his abdomen.  Dr Macedo operated on Mr Bolsonaro after he was stabbed at a political rally in 2018. Globo said that Dr Macedo was on holiday in the Bahamas and was waiting for a flight back to Brazil to...
    Fewer Covid patients in hospital are relying on ventilation compared to previous peaks during the pandemic, it has been revealed.   In a further sign that the Omicron variant is less severe than other strains of coronavirus, figures from London hospitals suggest a lower rate of mechanical intervention is needed among recent patients. Yesterday, there were 3,744 patients in London's hospitals with Covid compared to around 1,000 at the end of November. Yet despite this, the number of mechanical ventilation beds in use increased from 175 to just 230. This equates to around six per cent of people in hospital who require help to breathe - a significant drop compared to around 20 per cent during the summer.   While Covid admission in London hospitals have more than tripled since November, numbers in ventilation beds rose from just 175 to 230 London has fast become the UK’s Omicron hotspot, with one in 20 people testing positive in the week leading up to Christmas. Paul Hunter, professor of medicine at the University of East Anglia, said the reduced need for ventilation is a...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The NYPD officer shot while sleeping in his car outside a Harlem precinct was released from a hospital on Sunday. The veteran officer left New York-Presbyterian on the East Side in the afternoon. He was off duty and sleeping in his personal car outside of the 25th Precinct in East Harlem between double shifts when a bullet fired from a distance struck him in the head. The officer’s name still hasn’t been released, but CBS2 has learned he is a military veteran and a father. “I think he reaches upon his skills as a previous Marine serving his country. He’s been an outstanding officer for the 25 and the residents of upper East Harlem,” the wounded officer’s commanding officer said. Investigators do not believe the officer was the intended target. CBS2 was told he underwent successful surgery to remove bull fragments from his head.
    The gunman who shot dead a veteran Illinois cop and critically wounded her young partner was tracked down after a 36-hour manhunt at an Indiana home and arrested before another suspect turned herself in, police officials said.  Darius Sullivan, 25, was found hiding out at home in North Manchester, near Fort Waune, after a search warrant was executed by US Marshals and a SWAT team at about 9:30 a.m. on Friday. Hours later, Xandria A. Harris, 26, turned herself in to the Bradley Police Department in the fatal shooting of Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic, 49, and her partner Tyler Bailey, 27, at a Comfort Inn motel in Kankakee, located south of Chicago.  'In a multi-jurisdictional effort, two alleged cop killers have been taken into custody today and will now face justice,' Illinois State Police Director Brendan F. Kelly said.   Police Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic, a 14-year veteran of the Bradley Police Department, was shot dead after responding to a call about a barking dog Police arrested Darius Sullivan and Xandria Harris in connection to the fatal shooting of 49-year-old Bradley police Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic ...
    More On: kj apa KJ Apa calls Clara Berry his ‘wife,’ sparks marriage rumors KJ Apa welcomes son with girlfriend Clara Berry ‘Riverdale’ star KJ Apa expecting first child with girlfriend Clara Berry ‘Riverdale’ star KJ Apa splits head open filming stunts for new movie KJ Apa revealed that he and model girlfriend Clara Berry spent New Year’s Eve in the hospital. “Happy new year. We’re back in the hospital ????,” the actor, 24, captioned a photo of the couple. Apa is reading a book while sitting next to Berry, 28, who is laying in a hospital bed wearing a face mask and medical gown. The “Riverdale” actor, who was also wearing a mask but had it tucked under his chin, did not include any details as to why Berry was in the hospital. Page Six has reached out to reps for both Apa and Berry but has yet to hear back. “No we’re not having another baby,” Apa quipped in the comments, adding, “Yet.” Neither of them have revealed what led them to...
    This Saturday (1) Fostavo made his debut in the band He also made an emotional statement about the health problems he was facing. The 71-year-old spokesman underwent dialysis and had a catheter removed, and was hospitalized for a short time. See also: “Everyone here has been in big trouble lately. A year ago I was admitted to the hospital. I especially use this opportunity to thank my wife and my children. Doctors, science has the answer to everything you expect, and of course hope. “, Said the presenter. Advertising Unable to load ad “With all of this, it’s an opportunity to thank you for the revelations I have received. In this time of ups and downs of life you see who you can count on. Of course, I do not think they care much about me.”, Highlighted by the artist. “I appreciate these expressions of affection, unity, generosity and empathy. And is ready for new challenges. This group brings it all here: smile, energy, vitality. To celebrate the great change of the band, we will all have the...
    The statement further indicates that the problem of people seeking hospital care for "mild to moderate" COVID symptoms, or "simply for the purpose of having a COVID-19 test administered" is impacting hospitals' ability to care for truly sick COVID patients. The statement further calls for individuals to be vaccinated against COVID-19 if they are not already, in order to prevent more serious symptoms if they are infected. In addition to overall panic about the spread of the Omicron variant and a nationwide shortage of commercially-available COVID tests, hospitals are also seeing individuals who are presenting to emergency rooms for tests because of another reason: government mandates that require a negative test for people to return to work on January 3rd. With many other testing locations completely out of tests at present, some see the hospital ER as the only option. The problem has especially been exacerbated by a D.C. order issued earlier this week requiring all school students to produce a negative test prior to returning to classes in 2022. D.C. officials have reached out to the Biden...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A long-time community activist and organizer is speaking out from his hospital bed about the importance of getting vaccinated. Mel Reeves has been in the hospital these past two weeks. READ MORE: Hospitals Urge Those Seeking COVID Tests Not To Come To ERsHe shared his story with WCCO-TV’s Reg Chapman in hopes that his community takes the virus seriously and gets protected. “You know I was in a fight for my life here,” said Reeves. Since 1981, Reeves’ justice-oriented work has seen him fight for police accountability, education reform and social justice. His latest battle has been against a virus, which he says almost claimed his life. “The viral load was just rushing, it just shut down my lungs, “Reeves said. A positive COVID home test sent Reeves to the ER. There, doctors admitted him and gave him drugs to help reduce his viral load. After three days in the hospital he was sent home, but the virus was not done with him. “I couldn’t eat, couldn’t sleep and then I fainted. I just had just enough breath...
    The number of patients with COVID-19 in California’s hospitals is now rising at a faster clip than at any previous time, a surprising development nearly three years into the pandemic. The spike comes as the highly contagious omicron variant is driving COVID cases nationally to new daily records, and experts worry the wave may just be arriving in the Golden State. According to a Bay Area News Group analysis, the day-over-day increase in coronavirus hospitalizations in California is steeper than ever, with 451 more people hospitalized Tuesday than the previous day, which was up 346 patients from the day before that. Locally, COVID-19 hospitalizations have spiked most sharply in Contra Costa County — up 76% in the last two weeks. In Orange County to the south, they’ve risen 89%. “This concerns me,” said infectious disease expert John Swartzberg, clinical professor emeritus at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health. “I’m going into next week feeling less secure than I was previously.” Despite the sharp rise, the total number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in California — about 5,200 — is still only...
    A California hospital is being criticized for leaving the bodies of nearly 20 COVID-19 patients lying outside in the rain before security guards could eventually move them to a refrigerated morgue. Soaking wet body bags are seen piled up outside the Los Angeles-based Memorial Hospital of Gardena, owned by Pipeline Health System, in footage captured by CBSLA. Employees are also seen in the footage rearranging the body bags of 19 deceased COVID-19 patients and carrying them into a mobile freezer in the hospital's parking lot.  A morgue inside the hospital could only hold six bodies, which has posed difficulties throughout the pandemic, a hospital spokesperson told CBSLA.    The spokesperson added that the mobile freezer outside the hospital is kept at 34 degrees Fahrenheit, the necessary temperature to store the bodies, and denied that the bodies were left out in the rain. Memorial Hospital of Gardena, in Los Angeles, is facing criticism for leaving nearly 20 bodies of dead COVID-19 patients outside in the rain Employees are seen above rearranging the bodies in a mobile refrigerator in footage taken by...
    Late star Avicii's diary entries have shed light on the heartbreaking demons he faced before taking his own life in April 2018.   His journal entries have been included in Måns Mosesson's upcoming book, Tim – The Official Biography of Avicii, which is due for release next month, and depict how the star, real name Tim Bergling, dealt with his substance abuse battles.  Måns spoke to his parents, Anki and Klas Bergling, family, friends, exes, peers and colleagues about the star to piece together his life story.  The diary entries come from his various rehab and hospital stints for drink and drug addiction, before he died by suicide during a holiday with friends in Oman on 20 April 2018, aged 28 - two years after stepping away from the spotlight.  Pained: Late star Avicii's diary entries have shed light on the heartbreaking demons he faced before taking his own life in April 2018 (pictured in 2013) Wake Me Up artist Avicii shot to worldwide fame in 2011 with his song Levels yet he stopped touring in 2016 following a battle with alcohol and...
    (CNN)Inside one children's hospital in Chicago, Covid-19 cases are roughly three times higher than the hospital's previous peak in December 2020. In the past week, hospitalizations are four times higher what the hospital typically sees. And while the number of children going into the intensive care unit at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago has not increased, Dr. Larry Kociolek says he expects that to change if infection numbers keep climbing. But so far, among all the young patients admitted to the hospital recently, only one was fully vaccinated, said Kociolek, a pediatric infectious disease physician. That child had multiple underlying conditions that put them at risk for severe illness, he said. New Omicron variant fills up childrens hospitals"I think we're definitely seeing the impact of vaccines in kids older than 5. The kids that are hospitalized are essentially all unvaccinated," Kociolek said. He added that many of the infections the hospital is treating are mild or were incidentally caught during the hospital's screening process in children who were getting admitted for something else.Hospitals across...
    BOSTON (CBS) – Up to 500 Massachusetts National Guard members are now training to help 55 hospitals and 12 ambulance companies with non-clinical responsibilities to help ease the burden on health care workers during this latest COVID-19 surge. The Guard will assist with non-emergency transportation to and from hospitals, help move patients within the hospital, and bring patients to test rooms. They will also observe patients who may be a risk to themselves, act as security support, and help with food services. The hope is the extra hands will free up doctors and nurses for patients who need them most. Here’s a list of the hospitals getting help: Addison Gilbert Hospital Baystate Franklin Medical Center Baystate Medical Center Baystate Noble Hospital Baystate Wing Hospital Berkshire Medical Center Beverly Hospital BID Milton BID Needham BID Plymouth Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston Children’s Hospital Boston Medical Center Brigham Womens Faulkner Brigham Women’s Hospital Cambridge HA Cambridge Cambridge HA Everett Carney Hospital Cooley Dickinson Hospital Emerson Hospital Fairview Hospital Good Samaritan Medical Center Harrington Hospital Heywood Hospital Holy Family Hospital Holy Family...
    Each new variant has its complications. With the eruption of the Omigron variant first discovered in South Africa in mid-October, the United States has been experiencing an explosion of lawsuits, but not only that. In New York City and New York State in general, the number of hospital admissions has been on the rise since November 1, with an increase of nearly 190%, according to health officials. NBC New York. Of those admitted to this new hospital, more children are with Govit-19. The New York State Department of Health is closely monitoring the hospitalization of children associated with Covit-19, according to a report released Friday. “The biggest increase is in New York City, which quadrupled between Dec. 5 and Dec. 19,” it said. Half of these combinations are for children under 5 years of age, so they are not yet old enough to be vaccinated. According to figures released by NBC New York on Monday, enrollment for children is now 184 across the state, up from 109 in New York, up from 70 two weeks ago. ...
    A Nebraska woman who was born with a double uterus was shocked to discover that she was pregnant in both of them at the same time — but the pregnancy would not go smoothly, and she went into early labor at just 22.5 weeks gestation.  Megan Phipps, 24, was born with uterine didelphys, a rare condition in which a woman has two uteruses, and sometimes even a cervix for each. The condition hadn't been an issue in her previous two pregnancies, which happened on her right side — but earlier this year, she discovered that she was pregnant with twins, one is each uterus. According to Good Morning America, Phipps went into early labor, delivering both babies in her second trimester — when they weight under a pound each. One of the babies passed away soon after, but the other, baby Reece, is now the youngest baby born at Bryan Health in Lincoln to survive. Megan Phipps, 24, welcomed baby Reece at 22.5 weeks gestation, making her the youngest baby to ever be born at her Nebraska hospital Her story is even more unique because...
    CHARLOTTE Dawson has revealed how she was viciously mum-shamed - simply for giving her baby a sweetie. The 29-year-old, who welcomed her son with fiancé Matthew Sarsfield last January, was subjected to vicious taunts online. 2She told how she was mum-shamed after revealing he was treated to a Percy Pig sweetCredit: Instagram 2Charlotte's son Noah is 11 months oldCredit: instagram She told how Noah was treated to a Percy Pig sweet and online trolls went bonkers. "Noah has avocado and scrambled eggs on toast now," she told Fabulous. "Although, I gave him a Percy Pig the other day and [trolls] went mad. I had messages like: ‘He’ll be in the hospital choking.’  “It’s a nightmare, honestly. "Being a mum is hard enough, we don’t need mum trolling. We’re all learning as well. Motherhood does not come with a textbook, we’re just winging it. We should all be supporting each other.” Charlotte also told Fabulous how she was reminded of losing her dad Les Dawson when she was just Noah's age. Most read in LifestyleDRINK UP Queen 'emotional'...
    New York Presbyterian Hospital administrators are accused of grilling a female surgeon about her sex life and ruining her as retribution for past discrimination complaints after she saved a rectal patient by removing a 'large foreign object' from his butt.  In a lawsuit filed against the hospital in Manhattan Federal Court, Dr. Deborah Keller, 41, claimed she was targeted by administrators after she assisted doctors struggling to help the patient in February 2020.  After successfully dislodging an unidentified item from the man's body, Keller said she was put on administrative leave and 'interrogated' by hospital admins who 'sexualized the object as a dildo,' questioned her about allegedly sleeping with a male surgeon, and accused her of circulating pictures of the patient, the New York Post reported.  She was ultimately let go and claimed the hospital submitted false reports about the incident to National Practitioner Data Dank, destroying her reputation and making it virtually impossible for her to get another job as a surgeon.  'They are literally trying to ruin my career,' she said. Dr. Deborah Keller (left) claimed the New...
    There are already signs that the current situation may not be as bleak as previously predicted. The results of five studies published last week – three of which were British – point in the same direction: Omicron may be less deadly than previous variants. The concern is, of course, what will happen in the coming weeks in hospitals. Even if a small percentage of the 120,000 plus daily Covid cases become sick enough to need intensive treatment, that’s still a very large number – perhaps large enough to overwhelm the NHS. Some are still forecasting a ‘tidal wave’ of hospital cases which, according to reports, have already begun to swamp some NHS wards. Health chiefs are yet to rule out Government scientists’ bleak predictions of 10,000 Covid-19 hospitalisations a day by the end of January, and 6,000 daily deaths. Yet speaking to The Mail on Sunday, some of the UK’s leading hospital medics remain optimistic – and insist predictions of January 2020 levels of disaster are unlikely to come to fruition. The prevailing message is that however bad the situation...
    Two new British studies provide some early hints that the omicron variant of the coronavirus may be milder than the delta version.  Scientists stress that even if the findings of these early studies hold up, any reductions in severity need to be weighed against the fact omicron spreads much faster than delta and is more able to evade vaccines. Sheer numbers of infections could still overwhelm hospitals.  Still, the new studies released Wednesday seem to bolster earlier research that suggests omicron may not be as harmful as the delta variant, said Manuel Ascano Jr., a Vanderbilt University biochemist who studies viruses.  BIDEN CONTINUES TO DODGE RESPONSIBILITY ON COVID-19: CHAFFETZ  Medical staff wearing PPE,  on a ward for COVID-19 patients at King's College Hospital, in southeast London, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021.  (Victoria Jones/PA via AP) "Cautious optimism is perhaps the best way to look at this," he said.  An analysis from the Imperial College London COVID-19 response team estimated hospitalization risks for omicron cases in England, finding people infected with the variant are around 20% less likely to go to the hospital at all...
    (CNN)With the potentially more transmissible Omicron now the most widely detected variant in the US, hospitals are preparing for additional Covid-19 cases as millions of Americans face infection. And for the second year in a row, many doctors and nurses on the frontlines of the pandemic will be treating these patients over the Christmas holiday. Haleigh Seizys, a Covid-19 ICU nurse at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, told CNN's Ana Cabrera Wednesday that staff are "very worried about what's to come after the holidays," urging people to get vaccinated to protect themselves and others against severe illness. Finding a Covid-19 test is a struggle right now in the US as Omicron and holiday plans collide"Day to day, things are tough," Seizys said. "I have a patient who is not doing well. It takes a lot of time and effort from several different people to try and help these patients improve. "I truly am exhausted," she said, although she remains motivated to "help whoever I can."Read MoreCo-workers are trying to "rally around each other" in the face of rising hospitalizations,....
    by Matthew Wynia, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus The Conversation is running a series of dispatches from clinicians and researchers operating on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. You can find all of the stories here. As the omicron variant brings a new wave of uncertainty and fear, I can’t help reflecting back to March 2020, when people in health care across the U.S. watched in horror as COVID-19 swamped New York City. Hospitals were overflowing with sick and dying patients, while ventilators and personal protective equipment were in short supply. Patients sat for hours or days in ambulances and hallways, waiting for a hospital bed to open up. Some never made it to the intensive care unit bed they needed. I’m an infectious disease specialist and bioethicist at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Medical Campus. I worked with a team nonstop from March into June 2020, helping my hospital and state get ready for the massive influx of COVID-19 cases we expected might inundate our health care system. When health systems are moving toward crisis...
    Two new British studies provide some early hints that the omicron variant of the coronavirus may be milder than the delta version. Scientists stress that even if the findings of these early studies hold up, any reductions in severity need to be weighed against the fact omicron spreads much faster than delta and is more able to evade vaccines. Sheer numbers of infections could still overwhelm hospitals. Still, the new studies released Wednesday seem to bolster earlier research that suggests omicron may not be as harmful as the delta variant, said Manuel Ascano Jr., a Vanderbilt University biochemist who studies viruses. “Cautious optimism is perhaps the best way to look at this,” he said. An analysis from the Imperial College London COVID-19 response team estimated hospitalization risks for omicron cases in England, finding people infected with the variant are around 20% less likely to go to the hospital at all than those infected with the delta variant, and 40% less likely to be hospitalized for a night or more. That analysis included all cases of COVID-19 confirmed by PCR tests...
    A LOUISIANA family is reeling after a wrong-way driver crashed into their car, killing three siblings in a crash and sending everyone else in the car to the hospital. Siblings Lindy, 20, Christopher, 17, and Kamryn Simmons, 15, were killed on Friday night when a car, driven by John Lundy, came down the wrong way of a highway and crashed into them. 1Siblings Lindy, Christopher and Kamryn are all dead after a car crashed into them going the wrong way Lindy was driving with her siblings, their mom and her brother's girlfriend Marissa to their St. Laundry Parish home on Friday night following their sibling Christopher's basketball game in Monroe. As they drove south on Interstate 49, Lundy, 54, was seen driving north in the southbound lanes and struck the Simmons' vehicle head-on in the left lane. Both Lindy and Lundy, of Dallas, Georgia, were pronounced dead at the scene. Lindy's youngest siblings, Kamryn and Christopher, were rushed to the hospital but quickly succumbed to their injuries. Their mom, Dawn Simmons, and Marissa, were also rushed to the hospital where...
    A HEAD lice technician has revealed the ‘worst case she’s ever seen’ where the nits left the little girl ‘scalped.’ Rachel Maroun, 21, first began working as a head lice technician when she took a job in a pharmacy aged 15. 3Lice technician Rachel Maroun showcased the worst case of head lice she had ever seenCredit: TikTok 3The little girl's hair was so infested that her hair was coming away from the scalpCredit: TikTok 3Rachel was forced to call child protective servicesCredit: TikTok She now runs her own private clinic in Sydney’s North Shore, using a professional medical device to remove the bloodsucking insects from children’s heads, charging on average £80 per treatment. Despite admitting she loves her “weird” job, Rachel said she sometimes sees children in the extremely “heartbreaking” situations. Recently, Rachel came across a young girl whose hair was so severely infested with lice she had to call child protective services. The young girl’s light brown locks were not only crawling with lice – so badly Rachel said she could see the “bugs falling onto the floor” when...
    A young mum who gave birth while in a coma after contracting Covid has finally been allowed to go home after spending nearly three months in intensive care. Saskia Lane, 21, from Partridge Green, West Sussex, tested positive for Covid on August 27 and was admitted to intensive care at Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath after breathing difficulties. Saskia, who was eight months pregnant at this time, was sent down for an emergency c-section on September 4 to help her body recover. But devastatingly, Saskia wasn't woken up following the birth of her daughter, Betsy Mae Blackman, who is now three-months-old, after doctors decided to keep her in an induced coma to give her the best chance of survival. After three weeks in an induced coma, Saskia was woken up on September 25 and met her daughter for the first time on September 30 after her partner Lee Blackman, 23, brought in Betsy for the first time. Saskia was able to go home on November 6 to her partner and two children - Betsy and Eliza, two - and...
    A single mom who suffered a heart attack at age 27 and spent two years waiting for a transplant got one just in time for the holidays — and now she gets to spend Christmas with her nine-year-old child.  Victoria Guajardo, now 29, was just 27 when she had a heart attack that left her heart unable to pump, according to KTRK. She spent two years in a hospital over 300 miles away from home, meaning she didn't get to spend much time with her son, Alfredo De la Cruz. But in October, she finally got off the transplant list and is now recovering with a new heart — and her little boy. Victoria Guajardo, now 29, was just 27 years old when she had a heart attack that left her heart unable to pump She spent two years in a hospital over 300 miles away from home, meaning she didn't get to spend much time with her son, Alfredo De la Cruz After two years in the hospital, she finally got a new heart in October and can spend Christmas...
    Daily Covid cases in South Africa have fallen for the fourth day in a row as Omicron continues to fade in the variant's epicentre.  Data from the National Institute For Communicable Diseases (NICD) shows 15,424 South Africans tested positive in the last 24 hours, down by a third on the nearly 24,000 cases confirmed last Tuesday. A fifth fewer people were tested for the first in the last 24 hours compared to the same period last week, but test positivity — the proportion of those tested who are infected — has been trending downwards for eight days. But hospitalisations and deaths – which lag two to three weeks behind the pattern seen in case numbers due to the delay in an infected person becoming seriously unwell – have risen. More than 630 people were hospitalised across the country, up only 5 per cent in a week but the highest daily number in the country's fourth wave.  The previous record was last Wednesday when 620 people were hospitalised. Meanwhile 35 deaths were recorded, a 46 per cent uptick on last Tuesday. The...