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As New York City’s 911 Calls Explode, FDNY Begs Sick People To Call Doctors First

New York City’s 911 medical service calls have surged in the last week as the coronavirus pandemic escalates, leading the Fire Department to issue a public request that New Yorkers “only call 911 during a real emergency.” Call volumes have gradually increased over the past three days, Frank Dwyer, FDNY Deputy Commissioner for Public Information […]

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Doctors Are Hoarding Unproven Coronavirus Medicine By Writing Prescriptions For Themselves And Their Families

By Topher Sanders, David Armstrong and Ava Kofman (FeatureChina via AP Images) An employee at a pharmaceutical company in China’s Jiangsu province checks the production of chloroquine phosphate ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they’re published. A nationwide shortage of two drugs touted as possible treatments […]

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The Most Common Coronavirus Concerns, Answered By Doctors

Naeblys via Getty ImagesMedical workers are getting a lot of questions about the coronavirus, which causes the COVID-19 respiratory disease. There’s a lot of fear surrounding the coronavirus. The pathogen, which is spread through respiratory droplets, has infected people across the globe and here in the United States with the disease officially known as COVID-19. […]