Coronavirus pandemic’s third wave generates enraging déjà vu

first_img– Advertisement – A nurse attends a protest, organized by the New York State Nurses Association in front of the National Holdings Corporation on May 8, 2020. The nurses protested because congress granted bailouts to corporations and Wall Street billionaires, but not enough for the communities hit hardest by the coronavirus crisis.Night Owls, a themed open thread, appears at Daily Kos seven days a weekCaroline Chen at ProPublica writes—The Enraging Déjà Vu of a Third Coronavirus Wave. Health care workers don’t need patronizing praise. They need resources, federal support, and for us to stay healthy and out of their hospitals. In many cases, none of that is happening:There’s a joke I’ve seen circulating online, over and over during this pandemic, that goes along the lines of, “Months this year: January, February, March, March, March, March, March…”My lips pull into a smile, but my heart’s not in it. […]As a health reporter covering the pandemic, I’ve experienced too many moments of deja vu. This summer, as the virus swept through the South, news footage of overwhelmed hospitals in Houston turning away ambulances recalled similar scenes from March and April in New York City. Now, we’re in the so-called third wave of the pandemic, with the virus slamming into Midwestern states, and this week, Dr. Gregory Schmidt, associate chief medical officer at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, said his colleagues are converting 16 hospital beds into new ICU beds in anticipation of an influx of COVID-19 patients. “People in leadership are starting to say things in meetings like, ‘I have a sense of impending doom.’” – Advertisement –last_img read more

Dublin beat Tyrone in All Ireland semi final

first_imgDublin are through to their 5th All-Ireland football final in 7 years.Jim Gavin’s side dominated Tyrone in yesterday’s semi-final to claim a 12 point victory and book a final meeting with Mayo for the second year in a row.Tyrone were expected to give the Dubs their toughest test of the summer so far, but their challenge never got going in what was a bad end to an encouraging Championship for Mickey Harte’s side. In total Dublin hit just two wides as they amassed a score of 2-17 to Tyrone’s 11 points.The goals came from Con O’Callaghan and Eoghan O’Gara, while Peter Harte also had a late Tyrone penalty saved by Stephen Cluxton.Jim Gavin says there’ll be plenty of competition for places on the team ahead of the All-Ireland in three weeks.last_img read more