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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.
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MS EMS Pioneer Wade Spruill Dies at 72

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Wade Nelson Spruill, Jr., the founder of emergency medical services and trauma systems in Mississippi, died January 10, 2020. He was 72.
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.
They are, from left: Chief Warrant Officer 5 Steven Skoda, age 54, from Rochester, NY; Chief Warrant Officer 4 Christian Koch, age 39, from Honeoye Falls, NY; and Chief Warrant Officer Two Daniel Prial, age 30, from Rochester, NY.

Three Dead in Military Medevac Helicopter Crash Were Experienced Pilots

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Witnesses who called 911 reported hearing an engine sputtering and said the helicopter was flying very low.

Man Arrested in TX for Stealing Ambulance, Ordering Fast Food with Emergency Lights On

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The HPD said paramedics were on call when the ambulance was stolen. The suspect was said to have jumped into the ambulance and drove away.
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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Five Killed in South African Medical Helicopter Crash

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The pilot and four healthcare workers were killed in a medical helicopter crash in South Africa on Thursday, the company said.