Georgia hospital is risking lives by resuming surgeries without coronavirus masks and gowns, whistleblower warns
A GEORGIA hospital suffering a shortage of personal protective equipment is placing patients and doctors at risk of coronavirus by resuming elective surgeries, a whistleblower has warned.
A letter signed by doctors was sent to the heads of Grady Hospital in Atlanta warning that surgeries without PPE risks medics infecting their own patients with the deadly bug.
THE CORONAVIRUS crisis has crashed straight into California’s existing homeless crisis, with the number of people without homes in the state likely to increase by a staggering 45 percent due to the pandemic.
Justin Sinclair, a 24-year-old musician from L.A., is asking me a question that quickly turns rhetorical: “You can read as many Instagram motivational quotes about ‘being present’ as you want, but do you ever actually stop scrolling past them and think about what they mean?”
In a stark, white hospital room in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, a man named Keith spends long days quarantined in an entire wing.
Keith, in his 50s and wears a grubby T-shirt and pants and sports a long scraggly beard, is highly contagious with a rare strain of extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis.
“I’m happy I’m here,” Keith says. “I have run away [from the hospital] many times, but now I know that it is a good thing that I am here. I need to take my medication so I can get better.”
Last year, 32-year-old Ana Maria* and her four children were forced to flee for their lives after guerrillas entered their village in Tumaco, southwestern Colombia.
In a tiny wooden lodge, in a misty valley in Montenegro, six locals puff away on homemade cigarettes and sip the country’s traditional plum brandy at 11:15 a.m.
There are six glasses on the small table, filled with ice-cold water drawn from their river. It’s that clean.
News package from Papua New Guinea on the country's TB epidemic.
I visited remote Papua New Guinea to film b-roll and two interviews for the news report, which aired on Al Jazeera's TV channels. The package was presented by AJ's Sydney correspondent.
Extinction Rebellion brought London to a standstill late last year and again in April, blockading some of the busiest parts of the city to protest a lack of climate action on the part of the British government. This month, the group is out on the streets again for two weeks of protests in cities around the world, even defying a police ban on their biggest protests in London.
Wednesday marked a milestone in the battle to protect endangered species, when an international team of scientists announced they had successfully created two northern white rhino embryos.
The landmark achievement is a promising step towards pulling the white rhino back from the brink of extinction.
It also highlights how technology is being harnessed to protect wildlife - including efforts beyond the lab in places like South Africa.
For several consecutive years, fires have devastated the Californian coast, and the fire service is under increasing pressure with fewer resources. One former firefighter is setting up his own fire crew, but is that the right approach?
The last remaining fortune cookie factory in San Francisco is on the verge of closure, thanks to sky-high rents and new technology, but its owner says he will never give up the family business, writes Lucy Sherriff.
HONOLULU — A deadly fungus threatens one of Hawaii’s most beloved and important species, the ʻōhiʻa tree, and those believed responsible for spreading the disease are now being asked to help save it — tourists.