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Pentagon: U.S. soldier died in a non-combat incident in Jordan

Pentagon: U.S. soldier died in a non-combat incident in Jordan

Business
June 24 (UPI) -- The Pentagon on Wednesday said a U.S. soldier serving in Jordan has died in a non-combat-related incident. In a statement, the Department of Defense identified the soldier as Spc. Nick Bravo-Regules, 20, of Largo, Fla., stating he died Tuesday while performing operations in "the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility." Advertisement "The incident is under investigation," it said. In an email to UPI, the U.S. Army said it was his first deployment. Bravo-Regules was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 11th ADA Brigade at Fort Bliss, Texas. Bravo-Regules was serving in Jordan in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, which, according to the operation's website, began on Oct. 17, 2014, with the mission to defeat the Islamic State terrorist org...
Nearly 40% of critically ill COVID-19 patients in New York City died, study finds

Nearly 40% of critically ill COVID-19 patients in New York City died, study finds

Health
May 19 (UPI) -- The majority of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 require mechanical ventilation to help them breathe, according to a study published Tuesday by The Lancet. The findings also show that nearly 40 percent of those who are hospitalized and become critically ill from the disease caused by the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, ultimately die. The study describes the progression of the virus in 257 patients in New York City, epicenter of the outbreak in the United States. "Our study provides in-depth understanding of how COVID-19 may be affecting critically ill patients in U.S. hospitals," Dr. Max O'Donnell, senior author and a pulmonologist at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City, said in a statement. "Of particular interest is the finding that over three q...
DoD releases name of soldier who died in ‘non-combat-related’ incident in Iraq

DoD releases name of soldier who died in ‘non-combat-related’ incident in Iraq

Business
May 5 (UPI) -- The Pentagon released the name of a soldier who died Monday in Iraq in what officials describe as a non-combat-related incident. Sgt. Christopher Wesley Curry, 23, of Terre Haute, Ind., died in Erbil, Iraq, in an incident that is under investigation, according to the Department of Defense. Curry was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division in Fort Wainwright, Alaska. "Sgt. Curry joined Charlie Company in April 2019 and immediately became a part of our Army family. His technical expertise enabled the unit to deploy from Alaska in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, and his continued effort eased the Company's transition while in theater," Lt. Col. Jimmy Howell, 3-21 Infantry commander, said in a statem...
Most elderly COVID-19 victims would not have died otherwise, major study claims

Most elderly COVID-19 victims would not have died otherwise, major study claims

Technology
A leading scientist has warned Britons to heed the lockdown because "COVID-19 is as dangerous as Ebola" - as a study found most elderly people killed by the disease would not have died otherwise.Professor Calum Semple, who is leading the largest study of coronavirus patients in the UK, said it showed more than a third of those who had been admitted to hospital had died. "That's the same for those admitted to hospital with Ebola," he told a virtual news conference. "People need to hear this and get it into their heads. The reason the government is keen for people to stay at home until the outbreak is quietening down is because this is an incredibly dangerous disease."We still see isolated egregious examples of selfishness where people think it is ok to meet up in the park and share a fo...
More than 20,000 people with COVID-19 in Spain have now died

More than 20,000 people with COVID-19 in Spain have now died

World
The number of people with coronavirus who have died in Spain has passed 20,000.The country's health authorities have reported 565 further coronavirus related fatalities in the last 24 hours - a slight fall on the previous day's figure of 585. Image: Spain's Military Emergencies Unit disinfecting public space at Malaga airport It brings the total to 20,043, while the number of infections has passed 190,000.Only the United States and Italy have had more COVID-19 deaths.In Spain, infections have risen to 191,726 compared with the previous tally of 188,068. ...