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Emergency medical workers Trenton Amaro, from left, Joshua Hammond, Thomas Hoang and Charles Navarro are crammed in an ambulance as they treat a patient.

COVID-19: An Unseen, Unwelcome Passenger in Ambulances

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EMTs and paramedics have always dealt with life and death. Now they're just a breath away from becoming the patient themselves.
FILE - This 2020 electron microscope image provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows SARS-CoV-2 virus particles which cause COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S., emerging from the surface of cells cultured in a lab. According to two new studies released on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, people who have antibodies from infection with the coronavirus seem less likely to get a second infection for several months and maybe longer.

MN Community Paramedics Help Homeless Facing COVID-19

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When an outbreak hit Rochester's homeless population, a group of paramedics stepped up to bring clinical care to unhoused people who were diagnosed with COVID-19.
Researchers at the University of California San Diego are developing a color-changing test strip that can be stuck on a mask and used to detect SARS-CoV-2 in a user’s breath or saliva.

A Smarter and Safer Mask Against COVID-19

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Researchers at the University of California San Diego are developing a color-changing test strip that can be stuck on a mask and used to detect SARS-CoV-2 in a user’s breath or saliva.
Mary Jenkins, left, received the COVID-19 vaccine in Paterson, N.J., Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021.

Health Experts Blame Rapid Expansion for Vaccine Shortages

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The push that began over a week ago has not been accompanied by enough doses to meet demand, according to state and local officials.
Daryl Tombs

AMR Corning (NY) Paramedic Dies after Contracting COVID-19

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AMR Corning said Daryl Tombs was always working to serve his community and to make it better.
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Amazon Offers Assist with U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

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Amazon wants to get 100 million COVID-19 vaccinations to Americans in his first 100 days that President Joe Biden is in office.
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Can COVID-19 Vaccines Be Mixed and Matched?

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Without any studies, vaccine doses should not be mixed, said Naor Bar-Zeev, a vaccine expert at Johns Hopkins University.
A nursing home resident is vaccinated by a Magen David Adom paramedic.

Magen David Adom Details Experiences in Distributing the Coronavirus Vaccine in Israel

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Magen David Adom is passing along its knowledge so that others may learn from its experience in vaccinating the elderly.

PA Health Officials Expanding Access to COVID-19 Vaccines

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Pennsylvania health officials are expanding access to COVID-19 vaccines to people with certain types of medical conditions as well as people over 65 years old.
Health officials use wireless devices to register people with vaccine appointments at a mass COVID-19 vaccination site outside The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. California has become the first state to record more than 3 million known coronavirus infections. That's according to a tally Monday by Johns Hopkins University. The grim milestone wasn't entirely unexpected in a state with 40 million residents but its speed was stunning.

Hopeful Signs in CA as Counties Fight for Vaccines

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Indicators about the spread of the coronavirus showed what the top health official called “rays of hope” amid the deadliest days of the pandemic.