Month: February 2021

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first_imgLENOIR, N.C. (AP) — A temporary field hospital in North Carolina is easing the burden on medical facilities overwhelmed by coronavirus patients. The tents were erected earlier this month in the parking lot of Caldwell Memorial Hospital in the city of Lenoir. The 30-bed field hospital comprises four medical wards and a pharmacy for patients who have been discharged from the hospital’s intensive care unit and do not need ventilators. Four other hospitals besides Caldwell are sending patients here so they can use their regular beds for more serious cases. The tents and medical care givers have been provided by the international Christian charity Samaritan’s Purse, which is based in North Carolina.last_img

first_imgWUHAN, China (AP) — World Health Organization investigators have visited a research center in the central Chinese city of Wuhan that has been the subject of speculation about the origins of the coronavirus. The Wuhan Institute of Virology has extensive virus samples, leading to unproven allegations that it may have caused the original outbreak by leaking the virus into the surrounding community. China has strongly denied that possibility and has promoted unproven theories that the virus may have originated elsewhere. Over six days, the WHO team that includes experts from 10 nations has visited hospitals, research institutes and a traditional market tied to the original outbreak.last_img

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans will be forced to go on the record defending or rebuking congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene.,The Georgia Republican has drawn bipartisan condemnation over her embrace of far-right conspiracy theories, as well as her past endorsement of calls for violence against Democrats.,A vote Thursday will determine whether Greene is stripped of her committee assignments.,Democrats issued an ultimatum earlier in the week, telling House Republicans to strip Greene of her committee assignments — or they would.,But House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy ruled out taking action and instead accused Democrats of a “partisan power grab.”last_img