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As Arizona COVID-19 cases rise, so do hospital workers’ equipment worries

Arizona hospitals are rationing and ordering workers to reuse protective equipment like masks, gowns and eyewear in an attempt to head off shortages expected with the surge in COVID-19 patients in the state.... Read more»

Immigration attorneys worry ICE rules will take away needed medical supplies

ICE is requiring lawyers to wear person protection equipment to detention facilities. That could keep the equipment out of the hands of medical personnel — or make it harder for lawyers to see their clients, some say. ... Read more»

No containment but still no curfew as coronavirus sweeps America

While conceding that America’s COVID-19 outbreak is not under control, President Donald Trump maintained Monday that there is no plan to issue a nationwide curfew.... Read more»

Emergency responders getting little guidance in dealing with coronavirus outbreak

Key direction from the CDC on how to protect emergency responders came after the first American case and the exposure of at least one firefighter. It’s yet another example of a fragmented and halting response at the highest levels of government.... Read more»

Automated devices for jolting hearts could be costing lives

The costly equipment switchover to automated defibrillators, which was recommended more than a decade ago by the American Heart Association, increasingly seems to have been a mistake. The latest, most extensive research suggests that the new gear, now found in nearly all hospitals, saves fewer lives than the old, lower-tech defibrillators.... Read more»