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Shannon Stapleton

Omicron surge pushes U.S. COVID hospitalizations toward record high

Jan 08 2022

NEW YORK COVID-19 hospitalizations in the United States are poised to hit a new high as early as Friday, according to a Reuters tally, surpassing the record set in January of last year as the highly contagious Omicron variant fuels a surge in infections. | Video

Fauci warns against complacency as Omicron strains U.S. hospitals

Jan 05 2022

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio Top U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci warned on Wednesday against complacency about the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, saying the sheer number of cases could strain hospitals despite signs of lower severity. | Video

New Mexico sheriff struggles in undertaker role as COVID deaths mount

Dec 16 2021

FARMINGTON, N.M. New Mexico sheriff Shane Ferrari is used to planning ahead to buy supplies like ammunition that have run short in the pandemic. | Video

A year after first U.S. shots, pandemic hallmarks re-emerge

Dec 14 2021

(This Dec. 10 story corrects to read "Thomas" in paragraph 17 instead of "Sanders") | Video

Navy medics join COVID fight in hard-hit New Mexico

Dec 11 2021

(This December 10 story corrects to "Army Staff Sergeant" from Navy in paragraph five)

Shopping mall shooting in Idaho leaves 2 dead, 4 injured

Oct 26 2021

BOISE, Idaho Two people were killed and four others, including a police officer, were injured on Monday in a shooting at a shopping center in Boise, Idaho, that ended with the lone suspect taken into custody, authorities said. | Video

Suspect arrested after fatal shooting at suburban New York supermarket

Apr 20 2021

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (Reuters) -Police arrested a suspected gunman on Tuesday about four hours after a shooting that left one man dead and two other people wounded at a crowded supermarket in a New York City suburb. | Video

In Chicago, a community mourns a grandmother lost to COVID-19

Dec 16 2020

CHICAGO (Reuters) -On Dec. 1, 2020, at 4:40 pm, Roseland Community Hospital nurse Alma Abad entered the isolation room of COVID-19 patient Florence Bolton with an iPad donated to the hospital to allow the sick to communicate with their families.

In Chicago, a community mourns a grandmother lost to COVID-19

Dec 15 2020

CHICAGO, Dec 15 On Dec. 1, 2020, at 4:40 pm, Roseland Community Hospital nurse Alma Abad entered the isolation room of COVID-19 patient Florence Bolton with an iPad donated to the hospital to allow the sick to communicate with their families.

'The country needs me:' cleaner in Chicago's COVID wards proud to fight pandemic

Dec 11 2020

CHICAGO, Dec 11 When hospital cleaner Evelia De La Cruz was assigned to the COVID-19 ward in March, she was afraid.

World News

Australia, New Zealand step up efforts to aid tsunami-hit Tonga

SYDNEY/WELLINGTON (Reuters) -Australia and New Zealand dispatched surveillance flights on Monday to assess the damage in Tonga, isolated from the rest of the world due to the eruption of an underwater volcano that triggered a tsunami and blanketed the Pacific island with ash.