COVID-19

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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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April 28, 2020

Colombia’s Coffee Harvest at Risk from COVID-19

The pandemic has threatened coffee harvesting season across Latin America. The biggest concern is having enough people to work during harvesting season. What is Colombia doing to comply with health and security measures and still supply the rest of the world with coffee? Our correspondent […]

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April 28, 2020

Fearing COVID-19, some Americans avoid hospitals during emergencies

With the spread of COVID-19, admissions of infected patients into the hospitals have been on the rise. Some hospitals are noticing a significant decline in other kinds of emergencies being admitted into their facilities. Physicians are noticing that many people are holding off their hospital […]

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April 26, 2020

Seattle: The first US COVID-19 epicenter

It all began at a nursing home in Washington state.Or at least that is what was known at the time. When the first deaths from the coronavirus took place researchers began testing and scientists sounded the alarm. But the invisible enemy was already spreading throughout […]

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April 24, 2020

The Essential People: Keeping the community safe

While some people are able to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, essential workers are doing their best to continue their services and keep communities safe and running. Sheriff Leon Lott of Richland County, South Carolina shares what it’s like working during the pandemic […]

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