July 5, 2020



Scotland, UK – New jobs as ambulance service takes charge of COVID testing

London, UK – PPE clad paramedics to be deployed across London for Super Saturday as public urged to help exhausted workers

Avon and Somerset, UK – PC didn’t tell paramedics about woman’s overdose

Eastern Cape, South Africa – Eastern Cape requests help from military medics while clocking highest daily COVID-19 increase

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Friday, July 3, 2020

** Washington D.C. paramedic/firefighters, previously infected with COVID-19, now donating their plasma to research study


** In an effort to assist others suffering from COVID-19, a group of Washington D.C. paramedic/firefighters who have recovered from coronavirus  are donating their plasma to area researchers. That is the word from Fox 5 DC (Evan Lambert/July 3) which said the antibody rich substance will be directed towards a study conducted at Medstar Washington Hospital. Doctors are hoping to use the plasma to amp up the immune systems of those currently battling the virus. The study, which is part of a larger look-see being done by the Mayo Clinic, has shown promising results. Nurse Emily Fischer said when the plasma is given earlier in the disease course, sufferers see reduced severity and shorter hospitalizations. There is no word on when final study results will be published.

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Vancouver, BC – Why BC paramedics recorded their busiest day ever in overdose calls

Queens, New York – Off-duty FDNY EMT helps rescue neighbors from house fire

Edinburg, Texas – Ambulance strike team arrives to assist with COVID-19 pandemic

Cambria County, Pennsylvania – Two EMS workers put on leave for failing to wear masks

East of England, UK – Paramedics see 25% drop in alcohol related call-outs

Adelaide, South Australia – State sends nurses, paramedics to help fight Victoria’s coronavirus crisis

Auckland, New Zealand – Prison time for assaults on first responders a step closer

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