A video shows a man of 75, struggling to breathe due to COVID-19, was coaxed to leave hospital by an anti-vaxxer. He died days later, say reports
A frail-looking Joe McCarron, 75, from Donegal, Ireland, was told by the anti-vaxxer, Antonio Mureddu Gravegliu, "it was better to die at home."news.yahoo.com
Loretto Hospital doctor embroiled in vaccine controversy resigns, officials say
“The hospital has been here for 90 years,” Ahmed said. “It has seen great financial times and some really bad ones, but the community has always needed us. The hospital has to be here … and as long as we get the proper support from the government and the insurance companies, we will survive.”chicagotribune.com
Best Chicago architecture of 2020: The design of St. Regis Chicago, a new bridge and the pandemic-ready Rush Hospital raised our sights and spirits
When a 14-story hospital at Rush University Medical Center opened along the Eisenhower Expressway in 2012, its butterfly-shaped exterior was the focus of attention. This year, that focus shifted to the building’s interior, which was designed to serve as a treatment center in the event of a bioterrorist attack or pandemic. The forward-looking project, by architects Perkins and Will, put the hospital on the front lines in the region’s fight against the coronavirus.chicagotribune.com
1 killed, 1 injured in single-car crash on the Southside
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Just after midnight Sunday, Jacksonville police responded to a single-car crash near the intersection of Kennedy Court and Vinton Road in the Englewood neighborhood. When officers arrived they found two people inside the vehicle. One occupant died at the scene, while the other was transported to a nearby hospital and is expected to survive. Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Traffic Homicide Unit is currently investigating the incident. If you have any information on the fatal crash contact JSO by phone at 904-630-0500, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or CrimeStoppers at 866-845-TIPS.
Will drive-thru COVID-19 testing survive the Chicago winter?
The hospital is also looking into potentially getting a trailer to keep staff warm, he said. The site provides drive-thru testing three days a week and does about 40 to 50 tests a day, he said. Patients can register and get doctors' orders in advance or on-site.chicagotribune.com
Florida couple: Hospital lost body of infant who died
TAMPA, Fla. – A Florida couple is suing a hospital after their infant son died and his body was lost. The Tampa Bay Times reports Kathryn and Travis Wilson claim in the lawsuit that St. Joseph's Hospital lost the body of their son Jacob, who died only three days after he was born in February. The lawsuit filed recently in Hillsborough County Circuit Court accuses the hospital of negligence and reckless infliction of emotional distress. In a statement, BayCare Health System, which owns and operates St. Joseph’s, apologized for the Wilsons’ loss. The company said the hospital has “investigated all avenues and fully cooperated in all search efforts” to find the baby’s body.