Adam Jarrett had only one goal last spring during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic: take care of the COVID-19 patients who flooded Holy Name Medical Center. That was it. But it’s been 10 months. The longer the pandemic drags on, the more desensitized medical workers grow, as they continue to slog through shift after shift, tending to both coronavirus patients as well as the usual stream of the sick and dying.
BERGEN COUNTY — In a year headlined in more ways than one by illness and death, finding the bright spots could be challenging. With vaccines on the horizon for 2021 — and having already started in the last weeks of 2020 — there is skeptical optimism that hope is on the horizon, but before we transition into the new year, it’s worth revisiting the entirety of this one in Bergen County.
NBC News’ Geoff Bennet reports on comments from President-elect Joe Biden criticizing the Trump administration for falling “far behind” on vaccine distribution. Michael Maron, Holy Name Medical Center president and CEO, also joins “The News in Shepard Smith” to discuss how the Teaneck, N.J., hospital is distributing the Covid vaccine.
TEANECK, N.J. (WCBS 880) — The COVID-19 epicenter in New Jersey this spring was Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, and while they're seeing an increase in cases now, it doesn't compare to the chaos they experienced then.
WASHINGTON - Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious disease expert, said Sunday that the country is “really at a critical time” in confronting the coronavirus pandemic, as the number of new cases is soaring even as the first 1.9 million Americans have been vaccinated
Legislation funding the federal government through Sept. 30, 2021, and helping Americans through the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic contains billions of dollars for the Garden State. Congress passed the bill Monday night.
It’s been an emotional few days for employees at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck. But instead of weeping from exhaustion and despair like so many did when the hospital in Bergen County became overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients in the spring, they are crying tears of relief.
In news events chronicled by TIME photographers across the year, the invisible forces pushing us apart become visible: The plastic barriers built and the Tyvek worn to separate a pathogen from a human being. The truculence on the face of President Trump in the wee hours after Election Day, and the Tiki torch and pitchfork in the hands of a man who showed up at an Arizona election office the next day wearing a MAGA hat and a pistol. On a Brooklyn street corner, protesters pull a young man one way as police struggle to drag him the other.
A COVID-19 patient is prepared for intubation by the anesthesiologist at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, N.J., on March 31. The plastic tent is so the virus isn’t spread while transporting the patient between units. Credit - Danny Kim for TIME