COVID-19

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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October 12, 2021

COVID-19 impacts women, working mothers

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) World Bank annual meetings have kicked off including a virtual session on the damage the COVID-19 pandemic has done to the jobs and incomes of working women and mothers.

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October 9, 2021

Heat: U.S. battles Covid-19

Church bells rang out in Washington, D.C this week as the U.S. COVID-19 death toll surpassed 700-thousand. But, will this stark reality make the 70 million unvaccinated Americans get the shot?

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September 28, 2021

Is there a relation between wildfire smoke and COVID-19?

New research indicates wildfire smoke may increase risks of contracting COVID-19.  One report by Harvard University’s School of Public Health says thousands of coronavirus infections in the U.S. last year may be attributable to smoke from wildfires, specifically the ‘fine particulate matter’ air pollution that […]

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September 28, 2021

Snake Venom may be a promising COVID-19 treatment

Brazilian researchers are looking into the venom of a South American poisonous snake as a potential treatment against COVID-19.  The research is in its early stages but initial results seem promising. CGTN’s Paulo Cabral reports. 

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September 24, 2021

COVID-19: Getting children vaccinated

These are busy times in hospital pediatric wards across the U.S., at places like Children’s Hospital Colorado where the Delta variant of COVID-19 has made its presence felt.

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September 1, 2021

COVID-19 Pandemic Devastates Argentina’s Economy

The pandemic has brought about the biggest shock to the global economy in decades. No country was prepared, but some were less prepared than others. Argentina was already two years into a recession when the first cases of the coronavirus were detected. And the country is […]

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August 30, 2021

Back to school and the COVID vaccine debate

U.S children began a new school term on Monday facing the prospect of requiring a COVID-19 vaccine to remain in class.  As demands for mask mandates have led to teachers being assaulted, authorities now want to go a step further to try to stem the […]

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August 30, 2021

How one Chinese bakery survived amid COVID-19

A small Chinese bakery in Chicago has been producing baked goods for four decades through good times and bad.  Even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the more things change, the more they stay the same for the Chiu Quon bakery.  CGTN’s Dan Williams reports. 

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August 16, 2021

Mask debate heats up in the U.S.

A number of local authorities in the United States have reintroduced mask mandates for indoor settings as the number of new COVID-19 cases in the country continues to rise. But some states have banned officials from enforcing mask-wearing, saying it should be a personal choice. […]

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August 16, 2021

Vaccine pass requirement in New York

Beginning August 16th, New Yorkers will have to show proof they have had at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they can enter a number of indoor businesses.   Restaurants, gyms, and theaters will all be required to check their customers’ inoculation status. […]

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August 13, 2021

Brazil’s first public treatment center for COVID long haulers

  People who recover from COVID-19 often face a range of persistent symptoms months afterward.  These survivors are known as long haulers. It’s becoming a growing concern for health professionals, especially in Brazil, which has recorded more than 20 million coronavirus cases.  Experts calculate that at least […]

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August 12, 2021

COVID-19 creates two realities in Cancun, Mexico

Mexico is battling a third wave of COVID-19, and some of the hardest-hit places just happen to be some of the most popular spots for international tourists. Cancun in particular is living two realities amid the pandemic. ​CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports

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August 11, 2021

Florida leads in COVID-19 hospitalizations

The COVID-19 Delta variant is leading a surge in new COVID-19 cases across the U.S. south. With Florida in the lead for hospitalizations and infections, hospitals are trying to treat an overwhelming number of sick people.

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August 10, 2021

Labor Shortage Threatens Service Industry

During the height of the pandemic with everything in Lockdown/Shutdown, millions of people lost their jobs. Now, as nations are reopening, the restaurant and hospitality industries are struggling to find employees. Restaurants in Florida are closing one and two days a week because they don’t […]

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August 9, 2021

COVID-19 and the new traveling trend

COVID-19 vaccinations are starting to increase in most Latin American countries. But for months there was a scarcity of vaccines. Thousands traveled north looking for inoculations. Airports were full and airfares rose to pre-pandemic levels.

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August 5, 2021

The Heat: Coronavirus Pandemic and Politics

From the origins of the virus, and allegations over a “lab leak” in Wuhan, the United States continues to question China’s role and Beijing has pushed back hard on that. China says the novel coronavirus origin-tracking work should be treated as a scientific issue, not a political one.

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August 4, 2021

Cuba records surge of COVID-19 cases and deaths

The number of daily COVID-19 cases in Cuba has tripled over the past few weeks and deaths are spiking to new record highs. On top of that, Cubans are facing serious shortages on basic goods and medicine. Several nations have responded with donations. The question […]

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June 3, 2021

Ohio Vax-a-Million program drives increase in COVID vaccination

  The race to vaccinate continues across the United States.  Twelve U.S. states have now vaccinated 70 percent of their adult populations with at least one dose of the vaccine.  But for other states, the battle against hesitancy continues and that has led to some interesting initiatives. 

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June 3, 2021

Do you want any COVID regulations to stay after the pandemic?

  As life starts to return to normal in the U.S., many people will be happy to toss out their face mask or hand sanitizer. But many bar and restaurant owners in Washington D.C., are hoping that temporary rules introduced at the height of the coronavirus pandemic will be made […]

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Los Angeles on track to reach COVID herd immunity
May 23, 2021

Los Angeles on track to reach COVID herd immunity

Is herd immunity closer than we think? America’s second-largest city, Los Angeles, could soon achieve herd immunity. The local public health officials said at the current vaccination rate, the majority of the residents could gain immunity in the next two-months.

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Argentina enters 9-day lockdown amid COVID-19 surge
May 23, 2021

Argentina enters 9-day lockdown amid COVID-19 surge

Argentina enters another strict quarantine, as COVID-19 cases surge. President Alberto Fernandez says the country is in its ‘worst moment’ of the pandemic so far. The number of daily cases and deaths are setting new records. See the latest.

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Colorado team focuses on developing vaccine storage
May 22, 2021

Colorado team focuses on developing vaccine storage

How are COVID-19 vaccines stored? There’s been no shortage of innovation during this unusual time and now Colorado students have come up with PortaVax, a portable vaccine carrier that can keep up to 250 vaccine doses cold for several days using insulation and dry ice.

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