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Exclusive: CDC projects U.S. coronavirus death toll could top 180,000 by Aug. 22 – Yahoo News

As coronavirus cases have continued to rise in the U.S., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is forecasting that the total American death toll…

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COVID-19 LIVE UPDATES: Fate of college football season could be decided Tuesday – KMBC Kansas City

Here are the latest COVID-19 updates in the Kansas City metro area.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Kansas City metro area health officials are grappling with how to handle continuing case count increases after reopening businesses more than a month ago.What you need to know:

  • The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Monday the state has 31,730 cases confirmed cases of COVID-19, and there have been 387 deaths since the outbreak started. Kansas is now only updating COVID-19 data on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • The Missouri Department of Health a…

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With no end to the pandemic in sight, coronavirus fatigue grips America – The Washington Post

Polls capture rising pessimism and dismay, and concerns about mental health.

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But Arizonas economic reopening in May, urged by Gov. Doug Ducey (R), was soon followed by a spike in coronavirus infections in June, which became a terrible surge in hospitalizations and deaths by July.
Then came August, and the devastating realization for many Americans that the pandemic, which has killed at least 159,000 people across the country and sickened more than five million, is far from over.
Its difficult when you think you have a light at the other end of the tunnel to look forwar…

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Landmark transplant in 1960s Virginia performed with heart stolen from a Black man – Live Science

Less than 24 hours after an injured Bruce Tucker entered the hospital, doctors would remove him from life support — and then removed his heart.

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On May 25, 1968, surgeons in Richmond, Virginia, performed a successful heart
transplant, one of the world’s first, on a white businessman. The heart that they used was taken from a Black patient named Bruce Tucker who had been brought to the hospital the day before, unconscious and with a fractured skull and traumatic brain injury
. He was pronounced brain dead less than 24 hours later.
Tucker’s still-beating heart was then removed without his family’s knowledge or prior permission; their h…

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