The Heat: COVID-19 impact on Spain and U.S.

The Heat

The USNS Comfort medical ship moves up the Hudson River as it arrives on March 30, 2020 in New York as seen from Weehawken, New Jersey. – A military hospital ship arrived in New York Monday as America’s coronavirus epicenter prepares to fight the peak of the pandemic that has killed over 2,500 people across the US. The navy’s 1,000-bed USNS Comfort entered a Manhattan pier around 10:45 am (1545 GMT). It will treat non-virus-related patients, helping to ease the burden of hospitals overwhelmed by the crisis. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)

The coronavirus pandemic is striking fear around the globe as the number of infections keep rising at an alarming rate.

In the United States the death toll raced toward 3,000 and in Spain, one of the hardest hit nations, the death toll now stands at over 7,300.

We begin with the dire situation in Spain. 

  • Laura Macos Godoy is a journalist based in Madrid, Spain.

To discuss the coronavirus pandemic:

  • Dr. Lewis Kaplan is President of the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
  • Dr. William Haseltine is the Chair and President of ACCESS Health International.
  • Nathan King is CGTN’s White House Correspondent.

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