Jerry Pacheco, a 17-year veteran with the Houston Fire Department, died early Monday.
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Researchers at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County are conducting a research study to investigate the stress impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on paramedics and those around them.
The pandemic is showing the problems created by a hodgepodge of public health systems that relies on private laboratories.
The World Health Organization recently acknowledged the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions.
Dr. Anthony Fauci addressed the National EMS Management Association during its annual meeting on Tuesday.
States like Florida, Arizona and Texas are in dire condition, and the virus also has been spreading farther north in recent days, causing alarm among public health officials who fear states are not doing enough to avoid catastrophic outbreaks like those in the Sun Belt.
Health experts think people who had COVID-19 will have some immunity against a repeat infection. But they don’t know how much protection or how long it would last.
JEMS Editor Emeritus A.J. Heightman talks with EMS visionary, researcher and educator extraordinaire Mike Taigman about living with stress and stress management in EMS, which has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The department announced on Twitter that Firefighter/Paramedic Jose M. Perez died on July 25.