Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the E.R.: A New York emergency room nurse’s experience

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the E.R.: A New York emergency room nurse’s experience

Continuing our series of interviews with doctors and other medical personnel in the era of Covid-19: A nurse in the emergency room of a busy New York hospital told us about her experience, speaking on condition of anonymity.  Here’s a transcript of our conversation, lightly edited for length and clarity.   Phoebe Pinder (CHC) What […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the I.C.U.: The experience of an intensive care nurse in Illinois

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) in the I.C.U.: The experience of an intensive care nurse in Illinois

Continuing our series of interviews with doctors and other medical personnel in the era of Covid-19: A recently graduated nurse in the ICU of an Illinois hospital told us about her experience.  Here’s a transcript of our conversation, lightly edited for length and clarity.   Phoebe Pinder (CHC) What has surprised you most about the […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the nursing home: An occupational therapist’s experiences

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) and the nursing home: An occupational therapist’s experiences

Continuing our series of interviews with doctors and other medical personnel in the era of Covid-19: A recently graduated occupational therapist in a nursing home told us what her life is like.  Here’s a transcript of our conversation, lightly edited for length and clarity.    Phoebe Pinder (CHC) What has surprised you most about the […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) party scene: Going online to ‘Club Quarantine’

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) party scene: Going online to ‘Club Quarantine’

Fear not, partygoers! While quarantine has sadly made it impossible to go out to the club or attend even the smallest of parties, human ingenuity has found a way to create an entertaining, if not quite as satisfying, alternative. People everywhere are turning to virtual parties to sate their party bugs, and some of these […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) tests: Should I get one? How to know? Where to go?

Coronavirus  (Covid-19) tests: Should I get one? How to know? Where to go?

By TINA KELLEY and PHOEBE PINDER (Note: Coronavirus news is changing quickly. We’re trying to update as warranted.) As the coronavirus spreads, many Americans with symptoms wonder if they should get tested, and where. (We discuss how much it can cost to do so here.) Do you have something we need to know about this? […]

Coronavirus (Covid-19) test cost: Do you have to pay? And how do you get the test? The picture unfolds.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) test cost: Do you have to pay? And how do you get the test? The picture unfolds.

By TINA KELLEY and PHOEBE PINDER (Note: Coronavirus news is changing quickly. We’re updating as warranted.) Coronavirus (COVID 19) testing is making headlines nationwide. Amid a flood of reports of people being charged high prices for testing, or being unable to find testing, there’s a need for reliable information (for a database of test sites, […]