Quantcast
Connect with us

Michigan hospitals ‘running out of body bags’ to handle COVID-19 deaths: nurse

Published

on

The situation in some Michigan hospitals slammed by the COVID-19 pandemic has grown increasingly dire and hospitals are now reportedly running out of body bags to handle the dead.

MLive.com reports that workers at the Sinai Grace Hospital in Detroit say they have never faced anything like what they’ve seen during this pandemic.

“We’ve run out of stretchers,” nurse Krysti Kallek tells the publication. “We’ve run out of body bags.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Jamie Brown, president of the Michigan Nurses Association, tells MLive.com that shortages of protective equipment is only making a bad situation worse as many nurses treating COVID-19 patients fear getting ill themselves and infecting more people.

“There’s so much uncertainty when we walk into the hospital, and we don’t know that we’re going to be able to keep ourselves safe,” Brown explained.

Michigan at the moment has documented more than 20,000 COVID-19 cases, which is the third-most of any state in the country, and its death toll is approaching 1,000 people, according to statistics compiled by the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

New Zealand may postpone general election after 4 test positive for COVID-19: PM Jacinda Ardern

Published

on

New Zealand locked down nursing homes nationwide Wednesday after a 102-day streak without the coronavirus ended, as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the outbreak could force her to postpone next month's general election.

Ardern said authorities were scrambling to trace anyone who had been in contact with four Auckland residents who tested positive Tuesday, ending the dream run in which the virus had been contained at New Zealand's borders.

A three-day stay-at-home order for Auckland, New Zealand's biggest city with a population of 1.5 million, was announced on Tuesday night and went into force at lunchtime on Wednesday.

Continue Reading

2020 Election

Android phones to get ‘ShakeAlert’ earthquake warnings — and phones may double as tremor detectors

Published

on

Android phones will receive warnings triggered by a "ShakeAlert" earthquake early-warning system implemented on the West Coast by the US Geological Survey and partners.

ShakeAlert uses signals from hundreds of seismometers across the state to trigger warning messages that "an earthquake has begun and shaking is imminent," according to the system's website.

"We saw an opportunity to use Android to provide people with timely, helpful earthquake information when they search, as well as a few seconds warning to get themselves and their loved ones to safety if needed," principal software engineer Marc Stogaitis said in a blog post.

Continue Reading
 

2020 Election

‘Don’t talk about racism, racist’: Trump scorched after claiming Biden-Harris campaign has a ‘racism problem’

Published

on

President Donald Trump continued to lash out at Kamala Harris after the California Democrat was chosen to join the 2020 Democratic Party ticket as presumptive nominee Joe Biden's running mate.

At a news conference following the selection, Trump complained about Harris being "nasty."

After 10 p.m. on Monday, Trump tweeted out an attack ad claiming "Joe Biden has a racism problem."

Here's some of what people were saying about Trump's line of attack:

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image