Category Archives: CNN – US

Inside a Brooklyn hospital that is overwhelmed with Covid-19 patients and deaths

Inside a Brooklyn hospital that is overwhelmed with Covid-19 patients and deaths

At Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center in New York, the ICU is at capacity, patient beds line the hallways of the emergency department, and the morgue is overflowing. Covid-19, Dr. Arabia Mollette said, has turned the Brooklyn-based hospital into “a war zone.” “A medical war zone,” Mollette, an emergency room physician at Brookdale Hospital, told…MORE

Convicted serial killer known as the ‘Grim Sleeper’ found dead in prison cell

Convicted serial killer known as the ‘Grim Sleeper’ found dead in prison cell

A convicted serial killer, who murdered and preyed on women in California over a span of three decades, died over the weekend at San Quentin State Prison. Lonnie Franklin, known as the “Grim Sleeper,” was found unresponsive in his cell Saturday night, according to a statement from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. An…MORE

Singing orthopedic surgeon featured on iHeart ‘Living Room Concert for America’

There was a cameo from a singing orthopedic surgeon Sunday as millions watched “The iHeart Living Room Concert for America” on Fox. The man in scrubs performing John Lennon’s “Imagine” was Dr. Elvis Francois, a resident at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, accompanied by Dr. William Robinson on the piano. Francois’ cameo followed a…MORE

CBS journalist Maria Mercader dies at 54 of coronavirus

CBS journalist Maria Mercader dies at 54 of coronavirus

CBS News producer and talent executive Maria Mercader died of Covid-19 in New York Sunday, CBS said. She was 54. Mercader worked at CBS for three decades, getting her start in the network’s page program, CBS said in a release. She most recently worked as a director of talent strategy. She had been on medical…MORE

Florida coronavirus checkpoints screen for motorists from hardest-hit areas

Florida coronavirus checkpoints screen for motorists from hardest-hit areas

Florida has opened highway checkpoints to screen for motorists entering the state from areas experiencing substantial community spread of coronavirus. Motorists from Connecticut, Louisiana, New Jersey and New York will be required to isolate for 14 days upon entry to Florida or for the duration of their visit, whichever is shorter, the Florida Department of…MORE