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New York City emergency medical workers prepare for layoffs

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) lift a patient into an ambulance while wearing protective gear, as the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in New York City, New York, March 24, 2020. Stefan Jeremiah | Reuters The head of New York City’s emergency medical services union said Wednesday the city is preparing to lay off hundreds… Read More »

Health Care Comes to Us – The New York Times

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. The pandemic, an unemployment surge and unrest over racial inequality have made more Americans feel isolated, anxious or depressed. Psychological distress could prove temporary, but the hurt and the ripple effects are serious nevertheless. Now here’s some… Read More »

New York coronavirus fatalities fall to lowest level since March

Governor Cuomo makes an announcement and holds briefing on COVID-19 response at Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. Lev Radin | Pacific Press | Getty Images Coronavirus deaths in New York state have fallen below 100, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday, marking the lowest daily death toll from the virus since March 24.  The governor… Read More »

How to Get Health Insurance if Worried About Coronavirus or Unemployment – The New York Times

Most working-age Americans get their health insurance through their employer. Which means a job loss during the coronavirus pandemic could mean losing your health insurance. In past economic crises, options for buying affordable health insurance were limited. But provisions in the Affordable Care Act, along with actions taken recently by Congress and some states, mean… Read More »

‘Troubling and astronomical’ coronavirus cases increase urgency for hospital beds, New York Gov. Cuomo says

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces plans to convert the Jacob Javits Center on Manhattans West Side into a field hospital as Coronavirus cases continue to rise on March 23, 2020 in New York. Bryan R. Smith | AFP | Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said a “troubling and astronomical” number of coronavirus… Read More »