COVID-19

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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May 14, 2021

One woman’s experience with rare J&J vaccine blood clot

The U.S. CDC now says ​a total of 28 people ​are known to have developed blood clots after receiving Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine. One patient in the U.S. state of Colorado survived with the help of a new type of blood clot treatment. Hear Morgan Wolfe’s story.

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Venezuela’s water crisis threatens public health amid COVID
March 21, 2021

Venezuela’s water crisis threatens public health amid COVID

Venezuela, a country rich in rainwater and rivers continues to suffer from crippling water shortages.  Tap water at home is not just a luxury, but an unachievable dream for many Venezuelans, who’ve been wrestling with interruptions to their water supply for several years.  CGTN’s Mary Triny Mena reports from Caracas.

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China’s DiDi helps Mexico restaurants survive COVID-19
March 21, 2021

China’s DiDi helps Mexico restaurants survive COVID-19

 As the COVID-19 pandemic rages around the world, businesses have had to adapt to a new way of operating amid the health crisis. One drastically changed sector has been the restaurant business, where the delivery service has become essential. CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports.

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Researchers race to help contain Brazil’s P1 COVID variant
March 18, 2021

Researchers race to help contain Brazil’s P1 COVID variant

In Brazil, the COVID-19 outbreak is worse than it has ever been. The country reported nearly 3,000 deaths on Tuesday alone, a spike that started in March. Brazil is also dealing with a variant of the virus, first discovered last December. While the variant has spread across the world, Brazilian scientists have developed a new antibody test to help track it. See the latest.

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March 18, 2021

Monarch’s Migration Undisturbed by Humans in COVID-19 Lockdown

As the pandemic continues to rage around the world, nature, it seems, hasn’t noticed much of a difference.  While human society lives through the upheaval of the global COVID-19 pandemic, nature has continued here unperturbed.  And when it comes to massive migrations, perhaps none is […]

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March 18, 2021

COVID-19 Pandemic Worsens Hunger in Central America

Some of the poorest communities in the Western hemisphere are located in Central America. For years, severe droughts have been causing widespread hunger. The COVID-19 pandemic made things worse when shutdowns severely cut back on economic growth. It’s a situation that’s repeated across Latin America. […]

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March 18, 2021

Politics Challenge COVID-19 Vaccinations in Brazil

By February of 2021, more than a quarter million Brazilians had died due to COVID-19. That made Brazil the second country in the world with the largest death toll after the US. Scientists also located a new virus strain. But the country’s overall health has […]

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March 18, 2021

The Heat: Covid-19 battle. Third wave hits Europe

It’s déjà vu all over again as COVID-19 is on the rise across Europe. It is wrestling with a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic as a number of countries raise concerns over the AstraZeneca vaccine.  The EU, plagued by vaccine delays, is also dealing […]

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Brazil’s hidden trail brings economic hope amid COVID-19
March 15, 2021

Brazil’s hidden trail brings economic hope amid COVID-19

Some of Rio’s favelas are located in mountains with breathtaking views of Rio de Janeiro “the Marvelous city”. One favela has created a tourism agency that offers hiking tours and brought economic hope to the city. See how the COVID-19 is impacting favelas in Brazil.

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