The Heat: Human cost of coronavirus around the world

The Heat

Medical personnel work at the Samaritan’s Purse field hospital in New York’s Central Park, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Health experts say prepare for the worst, as the coronavirus pandemic spreads around the world.  And a grim prognosis for the United States. More than 200 thousand Americans could die from the outbreak.  While the human cost is staggering, the economic price is also high, sending global financial markets into a tailspin and nations spiraling toward a recession.
We begin our coverage with CGTN’s Nathan King live at the White House.

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