South Bay Nurses Sing To Honor Essential Workers Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

SAN JOSE (KPIX)– Over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, there has been an immense show of support for healthcare workers on the frontlines.

Medical professionals across the globe are working nonstop to care for the ever-growing number of COVID-19 patients. In the South Bay, two nurses wanted to take time to give their thanks.

Chelsea Seradilla Benigno and Nanami Takeuchi work at San Jose’s Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and performed Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli’s “The Prayer” before their shift. Takeuchi was on the piano while Seradilla Benigno provided the vocals.

The performance was not before an audience, just themselves and their thoughts of gratitude and faith during this uncertain time.

Both women posted the video of their performance to Facebook early Saturday morning. They both thanked their friends and family, and everyone else who’s doing their part in flattening the curve. 






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Newspaper delivery man and his family bring groceries to seniors amid coronavirus

At a time when countless Americans are relying on local heroes to stay safe, Greg Dailey and his family are stepping up.

Dailey is a small business owner and newspaper delivery man in Mercer County, New Jersey. Virtually every day for the past 25 years, he’s woken up at 4 a.m. to deliver newspapers to 800 homes in his community. But since the novel coronavirusshutdowns began, Dailey has been delivering more than newspapers — he’s delivering groceries, too.

“These are unprecedented times and people still have to eat,” said Dailey. “We’re a big family that believes in helping each other.”

The idea struck Dailey two weeks ago. Phyllis Ross, an 88-year-old costumer on his paper route, asked if he could drop her newspaper closer to her garage to limit the amount of time she was outside. Then it hit him.

“I went to the store and I thought to myself, ‘How in the world is she going to get groceries,'” said Dailey.

He called up Ross and asked if she needed any supplies from the store, which she took as a godsend.

“We were absolutely floored when he called,” said Ross. “At my age, I’m afraid to go into a store.”





A Million N95 Masks Are Coming From China—on Board the New England Patriots’ Plane

The Massachusetts governor struck a deal for supplies but needed a way to transport them. The result was a tense saga and a shipment on the NFL team’s 767.

At 3:38 a.m. Wednesday morning, the New England Patriots’ team plane departed from an unusual locale: Shenzhen, China. On board the Boeing 767, in the cargo hold that used to be home to Tom Brady’s duffel bags, were 1.2 million N95 masks bound for the U.S.





Le Creuset Put Its Factory-to-Table Sale Online for the First Time Ever—Here’s What to Get

Everything from Dutch ovens to bakeware is discounted

If you’ve been spending more time indoors due to social distancing, you’ve likely considered starting a cooking project or two. From warm, fresh-baked bread to big batches of hearty stews, recipes offer a welcome distraction and yummy sustenance. And here’s an even bigger incentive to upgrade your cooking game: Le Creuset just slashed the prices of its high-quality cookware up to 50 percent off.

While the cult-favorite French brand typically hosts in-person Factory-to-Table sales in cities like Dallas, Charleston, and Charlotte, this year it’s brought the deep discounts online for the first time ever. Everything from Dutch ovens and baking dishes to enameled skillets are up to 50 percent off at The flash sale even includes exclusive discounts on limited-edition products, including pieces typically reserved for the Le Creuset vault.





Newest shortage in New York: The city is running out of dogs to adopt

Of all the shortages created by the coronavirus pandemic—the toilet paper and the hand sanitizer and the bottled water—the oddest of them all has to be dogs. Oh, and cats too.

That’s right, in the New York city area, the epicenter of the disease, there is suddenly a run on pets. At least of the adopted or fostered kind. Muddy Paws Rescue and Best Friends Animal Society are reporting shelters they work with are either all out of or almost out of cats and dogs after a surge in applications of as much as 10-fold in the past two weeks.

Ordered to shelter in place at home, and both a little bored and a lot anxious, New Yorkers apparently see the four-legged friends as way to calm frayed nerves. “For the moment we definitely don’t have any dogs left to match,” said Anna Lai, the marketing director at Muddy Paws. “Which is a great problem to have.”

It also helps explain why shares of Chewy Inc. are soaring right now even as the stock market overall crashes. It’s up 13% this year, as customers hunker down and order online. The spike in volume has pushed delivery times to between seven and 10 days for most customers, according to the company’s website.





99-year-old West Vancouver man recovers from COVID-19 in retirement home

Reuben Huva made a full recovery after contracting coronavirus at Hollyburn House earlier this month

A 99-year-old West Vancouver man who tested positive for COVID-19 has recovered completely and is back to his “cheerful old self,” his daughter says.

Reuben Huva, who lives in Hollyburn House retirement home, started developing minor symptoms earlier this month, Linda Horspool said.

He was tired, not eating well and had a slight cough, so staff initially thought her father had a cold, she said. On March 11, she got a call saying he’d tested positive for COVID-19. 

“We were probably seeing what was dad’s death sentence,” recalled Horspool, a retired doctor.

“I didn’t really think a 99-year-old in a wheelchair could possibly survive it, to be honest.”