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You’ve Gotten Over COVID-19. Now What? A Post-Virus Guide

When should isolation end? How do antibody tests work? And should New Yorkers donate plasma? THE CITY tackles your coronavirus recovery questions.

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‘An Insane Situation’: Inside the Chaos at Bellevue Hospital

Nurses are pressured to certify they can perform duties they weren’t trained for, sources say, as equipment shortages persist and patient load grows.

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Some Medical Volunteers Get Slowed Down in Race to Help City

The logistics of recruiting and assigning thousands of eager recruits with various levels of training and experience is proving a challenge.

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Bronx Residents Twice as Likely to Die From COVID-19 in NYC

People in the borough ranked last in state on diabetes, asthma and more are at highest risk of succumbing to coronavirus illness, city stats show.

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Cast Adrift by the Virus, the Newly Homeless Seek a Place to Recover

Ejection of people with COVID-19 into the streets echoes 1980s AIDS crisis, advocates say. Meanwhile, the city struggles to find them space to heal.

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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.

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How Can I Donate Supplies to New York Hospitals in Need?

New Yorkers with masks, gloves and other equipment reached out to us for guidance on how to get them to medical workers. Here’s what we learned.

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Neighborhood on Edge Surrounds Elmhurst Hospital at Center of Surge

For those who live near the city-run medical center wracked by coronavirus deaths in the borough with the most cases, anxiety is in the air.

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New Yorkers Flock to ERs Despite Urgent Warnings to Stay Away Even if Sick

City health statistics show a sixfold surge of emergency room visits for residents of Elmhurst, Sunset Park and the eastern Bronx.

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Home Births in Demand as Hospitals Shut Partners Out of NYC Delivery Rooms

As hospitals limit who can be with delivering mothers to curb coronavirus spread, some families approaching due dates look to midwives and doulas.

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Queens Public Hospital Thrust into ‘Center of Crisis’ as Coronavirus Deaths Mount

Two dozen doctors and nurses were added Wednesday after a spike in COVID-19 deaths at Elmhurst Hospital, which has been deluged with patients.

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Frontline NYC Medical Staffers Describe Daily Battle at Struggling Hospitals

They’re scrambling to make do with shrinking resources as the patient apex nears. "I am most worried I will get sick and die," one Bronx doctor said.

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One in Four NYC Hospital Coronavirus Patients Is Under Age 50

Medical staff see wave of people in 20s and 30s seriously afflicted by coronavirus. Meanwhile, most of the fatalities so far are over 65 and male.

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Trained Operators for Coronavirus Patient Ventilators Scarce in New York

Fewer breathing machine therapists and technicians in New York than all but one state in the U.S. as a share of population — "we just don’t have enough."

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Brooklyn Hospitals’ Planned Shrinkage Paused to Tackle Coronavirus

Cuts averted at Crown Heights facility as services boosted at nearby hospital amid looming shortage of ICU beds, ventilators and medical staff.

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Mask Shortage at Bellevue and Other City-Run Hospitals Alarms Staff

There aren’t enough N95 masks, the best defense against coronavirus. Staffers say they’re being forced to reuse them or rely on less effective models.

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Planned Closure of Elmhurst Hospital Day Care Leaves Parents With Emergency

Queens’ Little Elms Child Care Center — which operates rent-free at the city hospital — was relied upon by staffers and locals with few area options.

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Detox Units Closing at All 11 NYC-Run Hospitals

Patients going through difficult process of weaning off drugs and alcohol will be steered back to overworked emergency rooms, THE CITY has learned.

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How Shelter Chaos Drives Many Homeless to Live on Streets and in Subways

NYC’s biggest shelter is plagued by violence — often carried out by repeat offenders who remain in the system, a trove of incident reports reveals.

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Queens Candidates’ Life or Death Call for More Trauma Care

Borough president hopefuls speak out after our team report reveals gunshot victims are more likely to die the farther they are from a trauma hospital.