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Samaritan’s Purse cleared both familiar and unique hurdles in New York

Coronavirus | The head of the Central Park field hospital shares staff’s experience working amid protests and the peak of the coronavirus outbreak
by Emily Belz
Posted 5/13/20, 03:48 pm

The first week of May, Samaritan’s Purse began disinfecting and packing up its tents from its Central Park field hospital after a six-week deployment at the epicenter of the nation’s COVID-19 outbreak. 

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Watchdog backs HHS whistleblower

by Harvest Prude
Posted 5/11/20, 12:19 pm

Federal investigators have recommended the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reinstate vaccine expert Rick Bright during the investigation into his whistleblower complaint. Bright accused Trump administration officials of failing to act on critical information about the burgeoning coronavirus pandemic.

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Children die from mystery illness in New York

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 5/11/20, 11:35 am

A condition that may be related to COVID-19 has claimed the lives of two young children and a teenager in New York. Physicians in the state have diagnosed at least 73 children with an inflammatory illness similar to Kawasaki disease and toxic shock syndrome, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday. Most of the patients are toddlers or school-age children who develop swollen blood vessels and heart problems.

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