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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

EasyJet grounds entire fleet while Loganair bailout looms

EasyJet grounds entire fleet while Loganair bailout looms

Budget airline EasyJet has become the latest carrier to suspend operations entirely because of the coronavirus. In a statement on Monday, the airline said that it is grounding all 334 of its planes in Europe as a result of travel restrictions across the region, adding that it cannot be sure when flights will resume. The…MORE

Backstreet Boys reunite for iHeartRadio’s Living Room Concert for America

Backstreet Boys reunite for iHeartRadio’s Living Room Concert for America

The world may be social distancing amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, but nothing was going to stop one of the most successful boy bands of all time coming together in a good cause. On Sunday, the Backstreet Boys reunited for Elton John’s iHeartRadio’s Living Room Concert for America in a bid to raise some smiles…MORE

Wimbledon will be canceled, says German tennis official

Wimbledon will be canceled, says German tennis official

The Wimbledon tennis championships will be canceled this week, according to German Tennis Federation (DTB) vice-president Dirk Hordorff. Tournament organizer the All England Club (AELTC) will hold an emergency meeting Wednesday and is expected to make a final decision on the grand slam event, which is set to begin on June 29. In a statement…MORE

Ken Shimura, famed Japanese comedian, dead at 70 after contracting coronavirus

Ken Shimura, famed Japanese comedian, dead at 70 after contracting coronavirus

Famed Japanese comedian Ken Shimura has died after contracting novel coronavirus, according to his representatives. Shimura suffered pneumonia-like symptoms and passed away on Sunday night, his agency, Izawa Office, told CNN. He reported symptoms, including fatigue, on March 17 and was hospitalized on March 20 with severe pneumonia before testing positive for coronavirus on March…MORE

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