A look inside the lives of those fighting, and at risk from, the public health emergency threatening the entire planet.
Though the entire world is struggling to overcome the COVID-19 epidemic, no countries have been hit harder than the United States, Italy and Spain where infection and death tolls continue to climb.
With the epidemic continuing to grow, medical workers and first responders in these countries continue their tireless work around the clock. Work that places them directly in harm’s way as protective equipment supply shortages loom on the horizon.
Meanwhile hopes of containment and treatment grow as doctors in Wuhan China, the first epicenter of the outbreak, find methods to treat thousands.
Widespread takes a deep dive into the lives of emergency first responders, medical workers and COVID-19 patients from Washington State, Italy and Spain to reveal the struggles and risks they face.
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