COVID-19

June 2, 2020

BIG STORY – State of Emergency

‘State of Emergency: 24 Hours in New York’ puts viewers in the shoes of paramedics, doctors, bankers and restaurateurs to depict life in America’s most populous and economically critical city.

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Donald Trump speaks to supporters
May 25, 2020

COVID-19: Could politics and sports reignite the U.S. pandemic?

U.S. President Trump is pressuring North Carolina’s governor to let Republicans host up to 50,000 people at their August convention. But do any mass gatherings risk reigniting the deadly pandemic? And what about sports? We were joined by Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, an infectious disease specialist at UCSF.

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May 20, 2020

Indigenous Brazilians fight COVID-19

COVID-19 is spreading throughout Brazil, including in the Amazon region. With limited access to food and healthcare, some native communities rely on traditional medicines to fight off COVID-19 symptoms.

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May 20, 2020

Protests over food shortages break out in Chile

Police and protesters clash amid a city wide lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Residents of the El Bosque neighborhood of Santiago, Chile and police clashed during protests Monday. Protesters claim a lack of food and work amid a city-wide lockdown intended to curb […]

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May 20, 2020

Greece reopens Athens Acropolis after COVID-19 lockdown

Closed for 2 months due to COVID-19, Greece reopened the Acropolis in Athens. A handful of lucky guests toured the most-visited Greek monument amidst new social distancing regulations. New regulations include built-in separation screens and social distancing markers. Face masks are mandatory for guides and […]

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May 19, 2020

Science ship has no place to dock amid COVID-19 pandemic

floating energy lab is facing trial by fire. COVID-19 lockdowns in the Caribbean mean there are few places to make port. In March, the catamaran Energy Observer left France on a planned 4-year voyage. They are testing if renewable energy can sustain the boat and […]

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May 19, 2020

4 Trump administration controversies from mid-May

The Trump administration has been continuously taking questions from the press regarding its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, its disagreements with health experts like Dr. Anthony Fauci, and recently Trump’s claims that former President Obama committed “the biggest political crime in American history, by far!”, […]

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May 19, 2020

Watch U.S. lawmaker rip into Republicans on Capitol Hill

United States Democratic Congressman Tim Ryan, gave an impassioned speech demanding Republicans provide more financial assistance to Americans struck by hardships due to COVID-19. The lawmaker from Ohio was arguing for a second round of stimulus. The House of Representatives passed the $3 trillion stimulus […]

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May 19, 2020

China calls for world to work together to solve pandemic

The Director of China’s National Health Commission Ma Xiaowei on Monday called for all countries to work together to support the World Health Organization (WHO) in the fight against COVID-19. Ma made the remarks via video link at the 73rd session of the World Health […]

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The Faces of Unemployment
May 18, 2020

The Faces of Unemployment

COVID-19 has shattered lives and hit global economies hard. Businesses are cutting back or closing, leaving employees without jobs and worried about surviving. Here are some of the Faces of Unemployment.

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May 15, 2020

COVID-19: Fallout from U.S. attacks on China | Amb. Max Baucus

As COVID-19 destabilizes the U.S., Donald Trump and allies continue to attack China. Where will these attacks lead? And what can parties do – in both countries – to avoid a permanent rift? We were joined by Max Baucus, a former U.S. ambassador to China under the Obama administration, and Senator from Montana.

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Line for food bank
May 13, 2020

COVID-19: Reality check on U.S. jobs and economy

As workers and their families struggle with loss of income and uncertainty – U.S. policy makers scramble to find a way out of a downward economic spiral. But will efforts to re-open the economy cost further loss to livelihood – and lives? We were joined by John Quelch – Dean of the Miami Herbert Business School at the University of Miami.

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May 13, 2020

A circus group moves their show online in Colombia

The circus has had a sometimes bumpy ride through history, but has always managed to survive by evolving. Its latest challenge is the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns that do not allow for their grand spectacle. CGTN’s Michelle Begue reports from Colombia about one circus group […]

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May 13, 2020

Shanghai Disneyland becomes first Disney Park to reopen

A special ceremony was staged Monday at Shanghai Disneyland to celebrate the theme park’s reopening after 107 days of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of continued concerns, the park is limiting its capacity to 30 percent. Tourists must book tickets online and […]

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May 5, 2020

Podcasting during COVID-19

Podcasting is a booming industry. With millions now sheltered at home, you’d think listeners would now be at an all-time high. You might be surprised.

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