You’re looking for bodies; you’re trying to save lives. Mental health authority Debra Wentz said that was the immediate response to the Sri Lanka tsunami that she narrowly escaped during a trip for a friend’s wedding in 2004. The devastation from that event reportedly led to more than 30,000 deaths.
Maryellen Gaffney and her husband Michael Senick are participating in Regeneron’s clinical trial using monoclonal antibodies. These monoclonal antibodies target parts of the coronavirus that attacks human cells, which may help prevent infection.
ABC's Tamron Hall reports on how Holy Name’s Institute for Clinical Research brought treatments to critically ill COVID patients – including Edward Pierce, who became the first person in the U.S. to receive Pluristem’s placenta cell therapy. Find out how Edward beat the odds, plus a “virtual” reunion between the Pierce family and Holy Name’s infectious diseases specialist , Dr. Benjamin De La Rosa.
It's a trend no state wants to follow, but New Jersey is joining the list of states seeing an uptick in coronavirus cases. The increase comes as virus hospitalizations in neighboring New York are continuing to go down.
July marks a slowdown in coronavirus cases. As of July 31, there are only 4 coronavirus cases being treated in the hospital. Dr. Adam Jarrett, CMO, says he is prepared to handle a potential surge and says staffing was an issue at the pandemic's peak.
NYC Health + Hospitals' plan to build Centers of Excellence in areas that have been hardest-hit by Covid-19 in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens will cost about $142 million, according to state filings.