BY: World Liberty TV Coronavirus (COVID-19) Team
The largest nursing union in the state filed suit again two hospital systems and the New York Department of Health on Monday, “alleging that dangerous work guidelines and protective gear shortages exacerbated the spread of the novel coronavirus,”. The suit says nurses were not given enough masks and gowns and were forced to re-use items, getting them and family members sick. Nearly a thousand members of the New York State Nurses Association have so far tested positive for coronavirus. Eighty-four of them are hospitalized, and 11 have died.
New state data revealed that at least 14 nursing homes in the New York metro area have lost at least 25 people to the coronavirus. Nearly 2,700 people have already died at nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities in the state during the pandemic.
At least five New York City–area nursing homes have reported more than 40 deaths, including the Cobble Hill Health Center in Brooklyn, where 55 people have died, and Kings Harbor Multicare Center in the Bronx, where at least 45 people have died. As the New York Times reports, family members of people inside nursing homes in the state have been asking for this information for more than a month. On Friday, Governor Cuomo blamed the delay on the the institutional stress the facilities have faced during the pandemic.
Among the nearly 5,500 deaths from a new coronavirus in New York are 41 MTA employees, according to MTA Chairman Patrick Foye.New York, where the MTA serves, has been hit hardest with the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19 and as of Tuesday, 138,863 people have tested positive. Foye, who tested positive for the virus in late March, told WCBS Radio Wednesday morning that an estimated 1,500 MTA employees have tested positive for the virus.”They have been throughout this entire pandemic, acting heroically,” Foye said of his colleagues. “We mourn the loss of every one of our colleagues.”
Deemed essential workers, MTA employees have continued to keep the subway and inter-state trains running. Although they’ve been supplied with masks and gloves, according to Foye, going to work increases a person’s chance of being exposed to the virus and employees calling out sick caused complications for social distancing.
Foye called complaints about overcrowding on the subway “episodic,” adding that they believe it “is a thing of the past.” Service was restored to the number two train, which was down because of employees getting sick and being unable to work. The MTA also redeployed 50 buses to alleviate the number of people in one space.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo closed all non-essential businesses on March 22 and ordered everyone to work from home if they were able. Over the course of the epidemic, Cuomo’s also canceled gatherings of all sizes, closed playgrounds and asked people to stay at home unless it was essential that they leave.
Over 1,000 American residents died of the coronavirus on Wednesday, bringing the U.S. death toll to over 5,100. In New York City, paramedics have been told to not transport patients in cardiac arrest to the hospital, reflecting the grim reality of how overwhelmed the epicenter of the virus outbreak is.
Nearly one-quarter of the city’s paramedics are out because of illness or injury amid the deadly pandemic, officials said Tuesday — while the number of 911 calls coming in only soars higher.
While older people infected with COVID-19 tend to be seriously ill, she said she was struck by how many younger adults she treats who are also ending up in a hospital ward with the illness.“There are 20- to 40-year-olds being sent to the ICU,”because the virus is so highly contagious, family members aren’t allowed to accompany patients in the ambulance or visit them in the hospital.
“You can’t go to the waiting room and wait,” he said. “So we literally just take their loved ones, and oftentimes, we know that they will never see them again alive.“And these people will most likely die in a bed alone. It’s profound sadness.”
An “all-time record” involving city EMTs was recently reached — when there were more than 7,100 reported emergencies in the Big Apple in a 24-hour period.
“That’s almost double what we normally do, which is profound for New York City — 7,100 emergencies in a 24-hour period. It’s overwhelming, City paramedics and emergency technicians who work the ambulance crews are employed by the Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Services division.About 23 percent of all EMS members — about 950 — were out on medical leave as of Sunday, the most recent data available, according to an FDNY spokesman.
Some of those are “people injured on the job from normal operations” not connected to the pandemic, the representative noted. Also City paramedic compares coronavirus crisis to ‘war zone’ — and he should know .At the same time, the FDNY has seen an increase of about 2,500 emergency calls per day, spiking at 6,527 calls on Sunday.
A total of 282 FDNY members — EMS, firefighters and civilian workers — have tested positive for COVID-19.Oren Barzilay, head of paramedics union Local 2507, which represents EMS workers, said the coronavirus outbreak has taken a toll on his members.
“It’s really heart-wrenching work. It’s going into a house and not knowing what to expect,” Barzilay said. “We’re taking sick people to the hospitals not knowing if they’re going to come out alive or not.”He said there are EMS units where nearly all of the workers are sick.
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