Hospital nurses in New York strike over inadequate staffing amid coronavirus

Nurses at the privately-owned Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital in New York went on strike on Tuesday, Dec. 8, demanding more staff and better equipment, as rising COVID-19 cases nationwide threatened to overwhelm hospitals. Some 200 nurses represented by the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) walked out of their shifts at 7 a.m. for a planned two-day strike. They were … Continue reading Hospital nurses in New York strike over inadequate staffing amid coronavirus

World’s largest medical complex in Texas is running out of ICU beds due to the coronavirus

A Houston hospital that has been called the largest medical complex in the world has stated that it is running out of intensive-care beds in the face of a resurgence of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the state. The Texas Medical Center (TMC) announced Tuesday that 97 percent of its intensive-care unit (ICU) beds are now occupied – much … Continue reading World’s largest medical complex in Texas is running out of ICU beds due to the coronavirus

India’s coronavirus caseload surges after lockdown

India reported 9,996 new coronavirus cases – as well as 357 deaths in 24 hours – on Wednesday. The figures bring the country’s total caseload to 276,583 and total deaths to 7,745, according to data from John Hopkins University. Over the weekend, the number of infections in the country surpassed Spain’s to become the fifth-highest in the world. India is … Continue reading India’s coronavirus caseload surges after lockdown

CDC claims coronavirus killed nearly 400 American healthcare workers

Since it first struck American shores, the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) has killed nearly 368 infected 69,761 healthcare workers, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC’s latest numbers show a staggering increase from seven weeks ago, when the CDC first released data on coronavirus infections and deaths among nurses, doctors, EMTs, pharmacists … Continue reading CDC claims coronavirus killed nearly 400 American healthcare workers

People with cancer may benefit from medical marijuana, so why aren’t oncologists recommending it?

Gone are the days when marijuana was viewed as nothing more than a dangerous, illicit drug. More than two thirds of U.S. states have now legalized its use, some for medicinal purposes, some for recreational use, and others for both. Thanks in large part to information dispensed by the independent media, Americans have become educated about the … Continue reading People with cancer may benefit from medical marijuana, so why aren’t oncologists recommending it?

U.S. healthcare workers do NOT have health freedom: 69 employees FIRED for refusing flu vaccination

Health freedom? What health freedom? According to BMJ.com, a total of 69 staff members at Essentia Health have been fired for refusing to get the flu vaccination. As for hundreds of other Essentia workers, getting the flu shot was the only real option that they had, considering the fact that they were warned that they would lose … Continue reading U.S. healthcare workers do NOT have health freedom: 69 employees FIRED for refusing flu vaccination