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Nurses Feel Conflicted About Their Jobs As Supply Shortages Put Their Lives At Risk

Hospitals and clinics across the United States have struggled to stay afloat amid a crippling shortage of personal protective equipment.

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Black Communities Will Be Disproportionately Affected If States Have to Ration Coronavirus Care

The effects of environmental, economic, and political discrimination have left African Americans with higher risks of chronic conditions, moving them further down the list of priority patients.

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Trump Doesn’t Think There’s A Medical Supply Shortage. These Hospitals Beg to Differ.

An internal government report released Monday contradicts President Trump’s assessment that hospital administrators are “thrilled to be where they are.”

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After Trump Comments, Some Virginia Pharmacies Say They Can't Get Malaria Medication

Pharmacies throughout the Commonwealth say they are having a tough time coming across the drug chloroquine, which is commonly used to fight malaria. It was recently mentioned by President Donald Trump as a potential “game changer” to treat the novel coronavirus, despite only anecdotal evidence backing that claim up. After Trump’s comments, the Wall Street...

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, front, gestures during a news conference as House speaker Eileen Filler-Corn, right, and Secretary of Public safety Brian Moran, left, look on. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Governor: Adjust to Reality of 'Months, Not Weeks' of Staying Home

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Sunday offered a sobering timeline of efforts to diminish the intensity of the coronavirus outbreak, warning that life as we’ve known it will be disrupted “for a long time.” Virginia health officials on Sunday night announced three more deaths related to the COVID-19 virus, bringing the state’s...

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The Virginia Hospitals That Are The Most (And Least) Prepared for Coronavirus

As cases of the novel coronavirus continue to spread across throughout Virginia, we decided to take a look at how some of the state’s biggest hospitals performed in government quality ratings, especially when it comes to infectious diseases. Below we have compiled detailed information from Medicare’s Hospital Compare website, including the number of clostridium difficile...

Health care workers wait to swab for samples at a drive-through coronavirus collection site in Arlington, Va., Thursday, March 19, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
14,000 People Have Filed for Unemployment in Virginia as Coronavirus Hits

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Every region of Virginia now has a case of illness caused by the new coronavirus and the total count has risen above 100, state officials said Friday. State health commissioner Dr. Norman Oliver announced at a news conference that the first case of COVID-19 had been diagnosed in southwest Virginia, the last region to report...