COVID-19

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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How much it would cost to reopen schools amid COVID-19?
March 9, 2021

How much it would cost to reopen schools amid COVID-19?

Reopen schools bring the public health risk of viral resurgence during COVID-19. In California, many schools try to improve indoor air quality by installing modern air filters or purifiers entirely. How much it would cost to reopen schools in the U.S. amid COVID-19?

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Spring break causes COVID-19 concerns in Florida
March 9, 2021

Spring break causes COVID-19 concerns in Florida

he COVID-19 pandemic outlook in the U.S. continues to improve. Health authorities keep asking Americans to refrain from traveling. But in Florida, locals are celebrating the comeback of tourism and jobs during the spring break. Should we travel for the spring break during COVID-19?

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March 7, 2021

Food insecurity in the United States

According to the World Food Program, 150 million people faced food insecurity across 79 countries prior to the pandemic. John Zarrella reports on food scarcity in the United States.  

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Should children get COVID-19 vaccine?
March 4, 2021

Should children get COVID-19 vaccine?

When will children be able to receive COVID-19 vaccines? People around the world are getting jabs of COVID-19 vaccines, but children are not yet authorized for vaccines. Clinical trials are currently underway to monitor their impact on young people.

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