Daniel James Devine

Daniel is managing editor of WORLD Magazine and lives in Indiana. Follow Daniel on Twitter @DanJamDevine.

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Waiting out a pandemic

Coronavirus | In 2019, the U.S. organ transplant program logged its seventh consecutive year of record-high transplants. The coronavirus threatens to reverse that trend
by Charissa Koh & Daniel James Devine
Posted 6/17/20, 04:38 pm

In 2003, registered nurse Michael Twitchell accidentally discovered he had a rare heart disorder while troubleshooting an electrocardiogram monitor. He attached the leads to his chest and saw “some really weird EKGs,” he says. A year later, he received a diagnosis: idiopathic restrictive cardiomyopathy, a condition that expands the heart’s atria, or upper chambers, like balloons. Without a heart transplant, patients with the disease will die because their heart cannot pump enough blood.

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Waiting too long

Coronavirus | For some Americans worried about the coronavirus, delays in seeking emergency medical treatment have become life-threatening
by Daniel James Devine & Charissa Koh
Posted 5/07/20, 04:14 pm

In normal times, Tri-City Medical Center hosts a busy emergency department in San Diego County, seeing 60,000 emergency patients annually. But recently, fewer people have been visiting the ER—even though the hospital had only seven COVID-19 patients as of May 4. Tri-City’s ER volume has dropped more than 40 percent from pre-pandemic levels.

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Supply, demand, and COVID-19

Business | Toilet paper shortages are temporary, but threats to the global supply chain could have longer-term effects
by Daniel James Devine
Posted 4/08/20, 03:32 pm

A PANDEMIC HAS THROWN the U.S. economy into a tailspin. So far, however, the coronavirus hasn’t stopped Matthew Tubbs. The truck driver from Watertown, Wis., drives 400 miles a day, from a distribution center in Oconomowoc to Target outlets throughout the region, pulling a trailer filled with goods that might include paper products, clothing, or canned goods.

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