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1,300 NYC first responders back at work after recovering from coronavirus or its symptoms

1,300 NYC first responders back at work after recovering from coronavirus or its symptoms

motortion/iStock(NEW YORK) — As more than 1,300 New York City first responders return to work after recovering from the novel coronavirus or calling out sick with symptoms of the virus, they’re responding to a rapid increase in 911 calls for cardiac arrest, the FDNY said on Tuesday.The city’s firefighters, paramedics and emergency medical technicians (EMT)…

Judge rejects R. Kelly’s request to be released from jail over coronavirus fears

Judge rejects R. Kelly’s request to be released from jail over coronavirus fears

ABC News(CHICAGO) — A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a request from R. Kelly to be temporarily released from a Chicago jail over fears that the R&B singer risks contracting coronavirus while locked up.U.S District Court Judge Ann Donnelly of the Eastern District of New York denied the 53-year-old Kelly’s motion for bail, ruling the…

Disaster in motion: Where flights from coronavirus-ravaged countries landed in US

Disaster in motion: Where flights from coronavirus-ravaged countries landed in US

iStock/onlyyouqj(WASHINGTON) — An ABC News joint investigation with its owned television stations sheds new light on the likely flow of the coronavirus from global hotspots into the U.S. and provides a glimpse the toll the virus has taken on some of the first Americans to interact with international travelers: airport workers.From December through March, as…

102-year-old woman reflects on living through 1918 flu pandemic and novel coronavirus

102-year-old woman reflects on living through 1918 flu pandemic and novel coronavirus

WZZM(DETROIT, Michigan) — The coronavirus pandemic may be forcing millions to adjust to stay-at-home orders, but for Orel Borgesca, this isn’t the first global health crisis she’s had to endure.The soon to be 103-year-old was just a few months old when the deadly “Spanish Flu” outbreak engulfed the globe in 1918, infecting a third of…

Coronavirus updates: NY curve flattens despite highest daily death toll: Cuomo

Coronavirus updates: NY curve flattens despite highest daily death toll: Cuomo

jarun011/iStock(NEW YORK) — A global pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed at least 14,262 people in the United States.The U.S. is among the worst affected countries, with over 419,000 people diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering…

Teacher sits on the sidewalk to show struggling student she cares

Teacher sits on the sidewalk to show struggling student she cares

Facebook/Kelley Close(PANAMA CITY, Fla.) — What teacher Katie Ricca did for a struggling student is touching hearts far from her hometown of Panama City, Florida.The first-grade teacher at North Bay Haven Charter Academy has been holding live story times online every night for her “very social” class. But one night she noticed one of her…

Fire crew visit fellow firefighter in the hospital using fire truck ladder

Fire crew visit fellow firefighter in the hospital using fire truck ladder

Courtesy Miami-Dade Fire Rescue(MIAMI) — After one of their own fell sick, the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue squad found a way to safely pay a visit to their coworker at the hospital.Kenneth Wood, the battalion chief of Miami-Dade Fire Rescue 13, helped organize the visit to the unnamed firefighter, who has been hospitalized three times since…