WARWICK, R.I. - Mary Balcerzak's nightmare was coming to an end. The coronavirus-positive woman spent 10 hours sitting with other infected patients in a small emergency department meeting room before health-care workers were able to find a bed for her in tiny Room 25. Now, 36 hours after she arrived, Balcerzak, 70, was about to move upstairs where she belonged, to a bed on a floor inside Kent Hospital. In a nearby hallway, five people sat in chairs, one man drinking tea, quietly talking to himself. Two elderly women lay on gurneys in another corridor. The patient in Room 28 needed to be moved to intensive care, but there was no bed available. This is what a slow day looks like in a hospital emergency department overwhelmed by the coronavirus. On other days, health-care workers have drawn blood from patients as they sat in their cars, set up intravenous drips in the packed waiting room or shunted patients to the overflow tent outside. There was simply no other choice, no other … [Read more...] about Inside a Rhode Island hospital E.R. overwhelmed by omicron
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5 On Oct. 27, 2019, Seth Fishman, a veterinarian, was returning from a weeks-long junket in the United Arab Emirates when he was greeted at Miami International Airport by armed federal agents. The agents pulled Fishman into a side room, where he explained his business in Dubai: As the chief research officer for the kingdom's camels, he said, his responsibilities included managing breeding and fending off the spread of "zoonotic diseases" and African sleeping sickness. And indeed, after agents across town seized hundreds of vials from Fishman's storage unit, a lawyer who said he represented Dubai's "Presidential Camel Department" sprung to action, arguing in U.S. court that the substances were tonics urgently needed while the beasts were in heat. But the American authorities, who had been eavesdropping on Fishman's calls since that February, saw the drugs, as well as those seized in other raids, as yet more evidence of what they asserted … [Read more...] about As his doping case goes to trial, a veterinarian says it’s horse racing that’s corrupt
In the wake of the controversial implementation of F1’s safety car restart rules at last year’s F1 season finale, motor racing’s governing body has begun a detailed investigation. But amid some concerns that the FIA could try to brush under the carpet any mistakes that were made, Brown believes that it is important for the sport’s credibility that fans are given a proper answer about what really happened and why some decisions were made. For while he thinks that F1 will quickly move on from the Abu Dhabi controversy once the new 2022 season begins in Bahrain, he equally feels there is an onus on the FIA to treat the Abu Dhabi investigation with the seriousness it deserves. Asked by Motorsport.com about potential damage that's been done to F1’s image by the Abu Dhabi fall out, Brown said: “I think with all controversies in sport, in time, as soon as the next season starts, the wounds start to heal. “But I do think the FIA needs to come out with a, here's what happened, … [Read more...] about FIA Abu Dhabi F1 investigation must deliver clear answers, says McLaren
There's nothing more appealing than your car seats' vibrant and sleek finish. But, like the car's exterior, its seats also take the beating of sun, dust, and dirt! As a result, it's no surprise that car seats can look dull and worn down quickly. Keep reading as we tell you the importance of car seat covers! Why Do You Need Seat Covers for Your Car? Car accessories exist not only for aesthetics but also for the protection and functionality of your vehicle. Seat covers are essential yet excellent accessories that protect your seats from wear and tear and add to the interior styling. People also think that donning your car seats with a new cover can make them stand out from the crowd. One more reason car seat covers are so popular is that they're highly affordable and easy to maintain! Photo Credit: unsplash.com Offers Extra Protection for Your New Seats If you want to protect your new car seats from damage and wear, seat covers are a no-brainer. Apart from the dust and … [Read more...] about How Important Are Seat Covers For Your Car?