South Dakota Covid patient hopes antibody therapy ‘mitigates symptoms’

Covid-19 positive patients at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D., are getting experimental antibody therapy in the hopes that it will keep them out of the ICU. NBC News’ Dasha Burns reports on what some are calling the “bridge to the vaccine.”Dec. 1, 2020Continue Reading

North Dakota Nurses Fight Policy Asking Infected HCWs to Stay on Job

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Nurses in North Dakota are pushing back on a new “high-risk” policy that will allow healthcare workers with asymptomatic cases of the virus to work in COVID-19 units at hospitals and nursing homes to help alleviate critical staffing shortages. Governor Doug…Continue Reading

North Dakota lets healthcare workers with Covid stay on job as record surge strains hospitals

As hospitals in the state reach capacity and face dire staff shortages, North Dakota will now allow healthcare workers who have tested positive for Covid-19 to continue working in coronavirus units, officials announced this week.Hospital administrators have asked for the extraordinary action to be taken, Governor Doug Burgum said at a Monday press conference, and…Continue Reading

North Dakota, Suffering Worst COVID Outbreak in the U.S., Just Gave Trump Twice as Many Votes as Biden

President Donald Trump is the projected winner in North Dakota as of Wednesday morning, according to data compiled by Reuters. The state currently has the highest infection rate per 100,000 people in the U.S.Trump has 65.1 percent of the vote (232,474) in North Dakota, more than double that earned by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden…Continue Reading

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem Stumps for Trump While This Boy Mourns His Stepdad

Even as South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem continued to dismiss calls for a mask mandate, declared the pandemic under control, and insisted the state’s hospitals have plenty of room, Doug Raysby of Sioux Falls died of COVID-19 without getting the ICU bed his doctor said he needed.“I think that people really recognize that leadership has…Continue Reading

Dakota Fanning’s Character in The Alienist Is Based on the First Female Detective in New York City

The second season of period crime drama The Alienist, subtitled The Angel of Darkness after the source novel by Caleb Carr, has just begun on TNT. The series, which follows an unlikely team of criminal investigators in 19th Century New York, blends historical fact with fiction. Theodore Roosevelt plays a supporting role in the show…Continue Reading

North Dakota urges court to halt Dakota Access line shutdown

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota is urging a federal appeals court to block a judge’s order to shut down the Dakota Access Pipeline. North Dakota Solicitor General Matt Sagsveen filed a document Monday supporting operator Energy Transfer’s efforts to keep the oil line open while the Texas-based company appeals. Sagsveen argued a shutdown will…Continue Reading

South Dakota governor, exposed to virus, joined Trump on jet

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Shortly after fireworks above Mount Rushmore disappeared into the night sky on Friday, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem accompanied President Donald Trump aboard Air Force One despite having had close contact with Trump’s son’s girlfriend, who had tested positive for the coronavirus.Trump has been in a position all along to encounter…Continue Reading