COVID-19

April 10, 2022

A new COVID wave hits U.S. politicians

  Dozens of senior lawmakers, cabinet members and political advisors from President Joe Biden’s inner circle have tested positive for COVID-19. This, after all had attended a prestigious gala event in Washington last weekend. Organizers say positive coronavirus cases from the event now total 67, about […]

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March 7, 2022

Traffic fatalities surge during COVID-19

An estimated 39,000 deaths were reported on roadways across the United States in 2020, the highest since 2007, even though pandemic precautions dramatically reduced driving.  Fatalities are disproportionately higher in underserved cities and neighborhoods with majority Black and Latino residents.  CGTN’s Ediz Tiyansan has spoken to community activists who’re […]

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February 22, 2022

Black health amid the COVID-19 pandemic

  It’s Black History Month in the U.S. This year’s theme, as designated by one African American research organization is Black health and wellness.  It’s a long-standing and critically important issue, one that’s received a lot of attention during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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February 12, 2022

COVID-19 vaccine boosters available in Venezuela

  Venezuela has started administering booster vaccinations against COVID-19, as the country continues its efforts to keep the pandemic under control.  For the boosters, Venezuela is using China’s Sinopharm and Russia’s Sputniklight vaccines. One of those getting a booster is Augusto Mancini. He went to a vaccination center in […]

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February 12, 2022

Truckers block U.S.- Canada border to protest against COVID-19 rules

  The protests in Canada, originally sparked by COVID-19 ​vaccine mandates, ​has broadened into a backlash against all restrictions.   The truckers ‘freedom convoy’ block​​s roads and key infrastructure including one of the most crucial bridges between the U.S. and Canada.  Friday, the Canadian Province of Ontario declared a state […]

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NYC workers protest COVID vaccine mandate
February 11, 2022

NYC workers protest COVID vaccine mandate

An estimated up to 3,000 workers could lose their jobs in New York City on Friday due to the vaccine mandate. On Monday, hundreds of people crossed the Brooklyn Bridge calling on the city’s mayor to scrap a requirement for city workers. See the latest.

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January 19, 2022

COVID-19 omicron variant brings millions of new cases

Last week alone the World Health Organization recorded a staggering 18 million cases of the Omicron Variant. The World Health Organization is particularly concerned about poorer countries with low vaccination rates. CGTN’s Jim Spellman has the latest.

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January 15, 2022

California surpasses 6 million COVID cases

  California, the biggest state in the U.S., has surpassed six million COVID-19 cases.  The latest surge comes at a time of delayed school openings and staff shortages in many public and private institutions.  On Wednesday, Governor Gavin Newsom called on the National Guard to take up […]

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January 15, 2022

Broadway tightens COVID measures amid Omicron surge

  Just months after Broadway reopened, at least 13 shows have closed for good or been forced to go on hiatus because of a spike in COVID-19 cases.  Illness among cast members and falling audience numbers have left some of New York’s theaters losing money. […]

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December 5, 2021

Peru continues to battle COVID-19

During a large portion of 2021 Peru had the highest COVID-19 death rate per capita in the world. New variants of the deadly virus have emerged as the country races to vaccinate its population.

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December 3, 2021

Brazil grapples with inflation amid COVID-19 recovery

The Brazilian economy is in a recession as the country grapples with high interest rates and inflation.  The downturn comes as Brazil is losing momentum as it tries to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Economists say the government has limited tools to fight it.  CGTN’s […]

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December 3, 2021

Venezuela rolls out COVID-19 vaccination program for kids aged 2-11

Venezuela is rolling out a COVID-19 vaccination program for children as young as two- years-old, but the decision to vaccinate children is still controversial.  There are questions about the safety of the vaccines the Venezuelan government has authorized, and about the decision to allocate scant […]

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November 12, 2021

COVID-19: U.S. West remains a major concern

The roller-coaster of COVID-19 cases seems to have hit a plateau in the U.S.  New infections are holding steady at around 70-75,000 a day after dropping sharply several weeks ago.  Meantime, the national death toll remains elevated at more than 1,200 fatalities per day.  The […]

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November 8, 2021

Friends and families reunite as U.S. COVID travel ban ends

“Excited, happy, emotional”.  After more than 20 months, fully vaccinated travelers from the UK, Europe, China, India, Brazil and other countries will be allowed to travel to the United States.  CGTN’s Jim Spellman reports from Virginia’s Dulles airport. 

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November 8, 2021

U.S. opens Mexico & Canada borders after 20 months of COVID-19 closure

Starting November 8, fully vaccinated COVID-19 visitors can cross the Mexico and Canada borders into the United States for nonessential travel.   Since March last year, travel by visa holders from other nations had been limited to essential travel only.  The lifting of restrictions comes just in time […]

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November 1, 2021

Remembering loved ones lost to COVID-19 during Day of the Dead

People across Mexico are commemorating one of that country’s most traditional holidays, Day of the Dead, when people remember their loved ones who have died.  Last year, because of the pandemic, all public celebrations were cancelled.  This year, Mexicans are able to get out of quarantine […]

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