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Op-Ed: New York City’s EMS workers need more than nightly applause

QNS      By Op-Ed                  ​BY WALTER S. ADLEROver 14,000 New Yorkers have died so far during the COVID-19 pandemic. A lot of bravery, heroism and inter-agency cooperation has ensued for the worst four weeks of the pandemic. The virus is here and will be for some time. My EMS ...

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​By BRITTANY KRIEGSTEIN and LARRY MCSHANE  NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |MAY 11, 2020 | 12:01 AM COVID-19 war-weary paramedics Kim Benson and Chris Feliciano lived through hell. Now the EMS instructors wonder if it was all just a "rough drill" for the worst yet to come. "Not really scared, just apprehensive," Benson told the Daily News about ...

 Ron Slagell  Published 11:00 p.m. ET May 10, 2020     The Detroit News ​It's no secret that the heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic are the health care professionals, risking their own well-being to help those who are suffering. This includes doctors, nurses and EMS professionals, who are often overlooked. At a time ...

​Updated May 08, 6:29 PM; Posted May 08, 5:59 PMBy Keith Sargeant | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com U.S. Senator Cory Booker, D-N.J., spent much of his time Friday during a conference call with New Jersey emergency medical services responders saluting their service for treating pre-hospitalized coronavirus patients.​ "To put it simply, there is just no...

By Lisa Riordan Seville    NBC NEWS    MAY 8, 2020 We know what can make us vulnerable to COVID-19 — old age, unwashed hands, underlying conditions. But as much of the country sheltered in place, a new risk factor emerged: work."This has become a worker-safety epidemic," said Dr. David Michaels, an epidemiologist and professor o...

By BOB HENNELLY   May 7, 2020           The Chief The president of the union representing Emergency Medical Technicians said the results of COVID-19 antibody testing, as well as remarks by Governor Cuomo, greatly strengthen the case for giving those workers pay parity with other first-responders. As part...

By NOAH GOLDBERG NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |MAY 03, 2020 | 12:01 AM The last thing FDNY paramedic Christell Cadet remembers was telling doctors she could no longer breathe on her own. That was on March 21, when the 34-year-old was placed in a medically-induced coma while fighting for her life against a crippling coronavirus infection. The gutsy...

​Mr. Bey, who died of the coronavirus, was a popular instructor at the Fire Department's Emergency Medical academy. By Rebecca Liebson         The New York TimesApril 30, 2020​This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here.At the New York City Fire Department...

​"You can't see the enemy," says FDNY rescue paramedic Joe Hudak. "Of course I'm scared."By Johnny Dodd and Jeff Truesdell April 29, 2020 10:17 AM ​As U.S. coronavirus cases have grown to 1 million and more than 53,000 people across the nation have lost their lives, essential employees have been stocking store shelves, making our deliveries, caring...

​By STEPHEN REX BROWN  NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |MAY 01, 2020 | 7:15 AM FDNY fire inspectors, already steamed over low pay, are now fuming over a lack of protective gear during the coronavirus pandemic, a new lawsuit charges. The class action case filed Friday in Manhattan Federal Court claims that the low salaries of fire protection insp...