New York’s covid-19 crisis through the eyes of a paramedic

The Washington Post spent a day with the Empress Emergency Medical Service in Yonkers as they responded to coronavirus calls. ‘It takes its toll on you,’ said paramedic AJ Briones. ‘We’ve all seen, especially lately, a lot of death.’ SPECIAL OFFER: To thank you for your support, here’s a deal on a Washington Post digital subscription: $29 for one year http://washingtonpost.com/youtubeoffer.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Hong Kong orders thousands to stay home for two days in city’s first Covid-19 lockdown
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  • The journey to save Wuhan’s lockdown pets
  • US vaccine shortages: Biden orders investigation
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