COVID-19

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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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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May 5, 2020

Mexican students develop respirators

During the COVID-19 pandemic, hospital capacities and medical supplies are a concern across the globe. After seeing this problem in Mexico, one team of space travel engineers has joined forces to help fight supply shortages.

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April 30, 2020

Peru food markets are hotspots for COVID-19

Peru’s COVID-19 lockdown is in its seventh week as the country grapples with the pandemic. One hot spot for coronavirus infections is turning out to be food markets especially in the country’s capital Lima.

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April 30, 2020

U.S. medical students on the frontline

These medical students are stepping up to help hospitals test for COVID-19. The swab tests they’re performing at the Detroit health department are critical to an accurate diagnosis. “One, two, three, on one nostril. One, two, three, in the other,” Michael Moentmann explained before swabbing […]

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April 30, 2020

What are New York hospitals really like?

New York City area hospitals have been filling with patients suffering, and many times dying, from COVID-19-related illnesses. A doctor working inside one of these hospitals, tells us what kind of changes have they had to make to not become overwhelmed.

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April 30, 2020

See the latest tech innovations to fight COVID-19

Stanford’s prestigious startup StartX has developed a task force to find ways to use technology tackle the coronavirus pandemic. Companies such as Kangaroo Health have presented their product that founder Xiaoxu Kang says is like a “personal nurse in your pocket”. The app checks in […]

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April 29, 2020

Will there be enough meat?

President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order Tuesday that would force meat processing plants to stay open to prevent a shortage in the food supply. The order uses the Defense Production Act to categorize meat processing as critical infrastructure. More than 20 meatpacking plants have […]

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