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A Scramble for Dialysis Supplies in NYC as COVID-19 Attacks Kidneys

A shortage has forced New York doctors to lobby corporate executives for help. Up to 30% of coronavirus ICU patients also experience kidney failure.

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How NYC’s Emergency Ventilator Stockpile Ended Up on the Auction Block

A 2006 pandemic plan warned the city could be short by up to 9,500 ventilators. But the few hundred acquired were scrapped over maintenance costs.

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Hospitals Leave Some Patients Who Don’t Speak English Without Proper Care

Even in normal times, those whose first language isn’t English often have worse health outcomes and can struggle to gain access to interpreters.