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In COVID-19 crisis, patients are left waiting as hospitals put major surgeries on hold

Zach Branson(WHITEWATER, Colo.) -- Zach Branson was born with a rare liver disease. Doctors recently told Branson, a 33-year-old living in Whitewater, Colorado, that he wouldn’t survive much longer without a liver transplant. In a stroke of good luck, his uncle volunteered to be a living donor.“Everything was finalized,” Branson said. “His liver was a great matchup for me.”But in March, as the COVID-19 pandemic swept the country, Branson’s doctors postponed the transplant.“I should essentially be in transplant surgery right now, but I'm currently not ...

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FDA loosens restrictions on gay and bisexual men, encourages blood donations amid coronavirus crisis

SDI Productions/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday said it would loosen some of the restrictions that have blocked gay men from donating blood.The agency is changing the recommended deferral period from 12 months to three months."LGBTQ Americans can hold their heads up today and know that our voices will always triumph over discrimination," GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement. "This is a victory for all of us who raised our collective voices against the discriminatory ban on ...

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Navy fires captain of aircraft carrier over leak of letter to leadership

US Navy(NEW YORK) -- The captain of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt has been relieved of duty for exercising "poor judgment" in not safeguarding information in a letter to Navy leadership that was leaked to a newspaper. The letter requested that most of the ship’s crew of 5,000 be taken off the ship to contain the spread of novel coronavirus.Thomas Modly, the acting secretary of the Navy, said Thursday at a hastily called Pentagon briefing that Capt. Brett Crozier was being relieved for a ...

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At least 12 of 18 dead at Massachusetts veterans hospital had COVID-19

Derek Brumby/iStock(BOSTON) -- The number of deaths at a Massachusetts health care facility for veterans continued to rise amid the novel coronavirus crisis, with at least 18 residents reported dead as of Thursday afternoon, state officials said.Twelve of the veterans who died tested positive for COVID-19, with results for the other six negative, pending or unknown, according to the state's Office of Health and Human Services.Through Wednesday, there had been 15 deaths at the hospital.The Soldier's Home in the city of Holyoke, a veteran's center ...

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Navy to relieve captain of aircraft carrier over leak of letter to leadership: Source

US Navy(NEW YORK) -- The captain of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, is being relieved of duty over the leak of his letter which requested that most of his ship’s crew of 5,000 be taken off the ship to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.Thomas Modly, the acting secretary of the Navy, said Thursday that he couldn't say if Capt. Brett Crozier leaked the letter himself, but noted that the letter was emailed to 20-30 people, which provided an opportunity for the letter to ...

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Coronavirus economic updates: Record 6.6 million Americans file for unemployment

ABC News Illustration / US Department of Labor(NEW YORK) -- The coronavirus pandemic has quickly evolved from a health crisis to a financial one, shuttering businesses, upending entire industries and sending financial markets reeling.Here's the latest news on how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting the economy. For more on financial resources available during the pandemic, click here.Financial markets rise with oil pricesDespite the staggering unemployment filings figure released earlier in the day, U.S. financial markets rallied as oil prices soared.The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed ...

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Section of Berlin Wall torn down to build condos

iStock/Panama7(BERLIN) -- In the Berlin neighborhood of Pankow, a 196-foot stretch of the Berlin wall has been torn down to make way for condominiums, sparking the ire of historians."The partial demolition of the continuous piece of the hinterland wall on Dolomitenstrasse is a clear loss of original wall remains," Manfred Wichmann, head of the Berlin Wall Foundation, told German paper Tagesspiegel.Located in a quiet neighborhood, the demolished divider was part of the so-called hinterland wall complex that ran along the Berlin-Stettin railway line for several ...

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YTMT Logo What’s the mortality rate of economic collapse?

Having imagined the mortality attendant to a runaway coronavirus pandemic, have our policy leaders taken the time to also imagine the mortality attendant to a shutdown of the American economy?

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