World Today

May 14, 2020

Maintaining social distancing becomes challenging

Across the country, hair salons, restaurants, cinemas, and gyms, in some places … welcoming people back. Eagerly but cautiously … with ​new guidelines in place: masks to be worn, capacities limited, and ​social distances maintained.  But that may prove difficult in some places.  Learn more. 

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May 14, 2020

Zoom photography emerges amid pandemic

As COVID-19 puts a stranglehold on the economy, it’s also making work difficult for photographers who count on events and bringing people together for shoots. Didi von Boch, a San Francisco photographer, who has started to use Zoom photography as a tool to capture her […]

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May 13, 2020

Restaurants reopening in West Virginia

Two months ago, most businesses in the state of West Virginia closed as COVID-19 spread in the U.S.. Rich Schaffer is the owner of the Rabbit Hole restaurant. Schaffer says he received 110-thousand dollars from the federal government, but that money is running out. West […]

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May 10, 2020

Mother’s Day: Memories of Xi Jinping growing up with his mother

For Chinese President Xi Jinping, “Family is people’s first classroom, and parents are children’s first teachers.” That’s what his mother, Qi Xin, used to tell him, and the words stuck with him to this day. On this Mother’s Day, Chinese broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) […]

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May 8, 2020

Cruise ship crew member shares lockdown experience at sea

For most of us “Social distancing” has meant staying in our houses or apartments with our families plus the occasional walk through the neighborhood or trip the grocery store or carry-out restaurant. But for Ezra Freeman, an onboard entertainer for Princess Cruises, it has meant lockdown […]

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May 8, 2020

Home births surge during the pandemic

Midwives in the U.S. say they are seeing a surge in demand for home births because of concern about COVID-19. Fear of contracting the virus, not being allowed to have a partner present for the birth, and current pressure on the health system means some women are choosing to […]

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May 8, 2020

COVID-19: Oil storage nears capacity

Oil prices have been on the increase this week, thanks to investor optimism about the relaxing of coronavirus lockdowns in the U.S. and globally. This after excess oil supply sent prices into negative territory in April. So how is the oil glut affecting companies and the industry at large? 

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May 8, 2020

Demand of mental health services surge amid pandemic

“Mental Health Month” was started in 1949 to raise awareness of the importance of mental health and wellness in the lives of Americans and to celebrate recovery from mental illness.  Every year, several events are organized across the country to start conversations about issues surrounding […]

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May 7, 2020

Rare silence grips New Orleans as city battles disease

The birthplace of jazz has little to celebrate right now. New Orleans has the dubious distinction of becoming one of the first pandemic hot zones in the United States. A 300-year-old city that has found itself silenced for one of the rare times in history. […]

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May 7, 2020

Mounting pressure on U.S. meat supply amid plant closures

In the United States, there are concerns over the impact of COVID-19 on meat supplies. Some major grocery chains are now limiting the amount of meat customers can buy. It comes after dozens of meatpacking plants were forced to close following outbreaks of the virus […]

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May 7, 2020

Dr. Deborah Birx’s scarves become sensation

Dr. Deborah Birx, White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator, is one of the leaders in U.S. efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. But she has also earned quite a lot followers who admired her style of wearing scarves. . What are her followers saying about […]

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May 7, 2020

COVID-19: Will the handshake survive?

The COVID–19 pandemic is transforming societies across the world. Many habits and social norms have changed radically. And that includes how we greet each other. Some public health experts say the handshake – a standard greeting in many cultures – should  be scrapped forever. But what should replace it?

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May 7, 2020

How has the pandemic affected life in News Orleans?

New Orleans, Louisiana was an unlikely COVID-19 hot zone. Until you consider its annual party for the world, Mardi Gras, brought hundreds of thousands to the city just as the pandemic gripped the United States.  Exactly two weeks after the end of Mardi Gras, physicians […]

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May 7, 2020

Pet adoptions rise during outbreak

Pet adoptions have surged since the pandemic, because people may be in more need of companionship during the hard times. How has the rescue centers responded to the rise? Learn more. 

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May 6, 2020

COVID-19: Farmers in the U.S. face significant challenges

Farmers across the country are facing significant crop losses and unprecedented market challenges. Thousands of acres of fruits and vegetables grown in Florida are being plowed over or left to rot because farmers can’t sell to restaurants, cruise ships, or hotels, losses estimates to exceed 500 […]

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May 6, 2020

COVID-19: What does the new normal in Florida look like?

Florida’s governor is slowly reopening the state, a month after he closed it down for business amid national criticism for his slow response to the COVID-19 outbreak.  More than 15-hundred people have died from coronavirus in Florida, with the state’s highest daily death toll marked Tuesday, just days after businesses began […]

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May 6, 2020

U.S. COVID-19: Investigation on the first recorded death

For some time, it was believed that the first COVID-19 death in the US occurred outside Seattle, Washington on February 26th. But recently, public health investigators determined cases occurred weeks earlier in Santa Clara County in the San Francisco Bay Area.  What are the investigation […]

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May 6, 2020

The Museum of Chinese in America preparing for COVID-19 exhibition

A museum documenting the history of Chinese Americans in New York, has begun collecting items to record how the community has helped respond during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Museum of Chinese in America says it wants to counteract the increase in racism experienced by Asians since the start of […]

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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

Music may provide key to coronavirus cure

The coronavirus has ravaged the world, leading to unimaginable death and destruction. During the outbreak, music has provided an avenue to lift spirits, and some scientists say it may also hold the key to a cure.

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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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May 1, 2020

Teen swaps studies for skies to deliver supplies

U.S hospitals have suffered dire shortages of basic supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic. One enterprising student has turned his hobby into a vital service to help them. Take a look at how this teen pilot delivers supplies to hospitals that are in needs.

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May 1, 2020

Rolling Stones keyboard player talks about the COVID-19 outbreak

The new normal means all sporting events, concerts, and public gatherings are on hold until the COVID-19 crisis comes under control. Major performers, such as the Rolling Stones are postponing tours – and just like everyone else, embracing safe sheltering. Stones keyboard player Chuck Leavell, who is […]

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May 1, 2020

10K COVID-19 deaths in U.S. nursing homes, care workers need support

Nursing homes in the United States have been particularly hard hit by the coronavirus outbreak, with media surveys counting more than ten thousand deaths. Many of these facilities say they don’t have enough protective clothing for staff and they need more support from the state and federal governments. […]

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April 30, 2020

COVID-19: Uncertain harvest season for U.S. farmers

The ripple effects from COVID-19 are washing across the United States. Even hitting farmers who work in wide-open spaces. For them, social distancing isn’t as big of a problem as it is in densely-packed cities. But they worry about the future. And, wonder what the global […]

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April 30, 2020

Brazilian project offers free covid tests in favelas

Despite a dismal rate of testing, Brazil has the most Covid 19 infections in Latin America and, experts fear, the country may be on the brink of exploding. Especially in the densely populated favelas, or slums, conditions are ripe for the rapid spread of the […]

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April 30, 2020

Food stamp demand rises amid the pandemic

The pandemic has prompted more Americans to seek help to buy food and groceries. ​States across the country report food stamp applications ​are way up. And the federal government, which ​had plans to tighten eligibility for those benefits prior to the outbreak, is now putting more money […]

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April 30, 2020

COVID-19: Over one million cases confirmed in the U.S.

The U.S. has passed a grim milestone: more than one million confirmed cases of COVID-19. But there are some signs social-distancing measures may have “flattened the curve” – there are no longer exponential increases in new cases, hospitalizations or deaths in large population centers. “But we’re still by no […]

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April 30, 2020

Chicago hospital faces huge resource shortage amid pandemic

The death toll in the U.S. from the COVID-19 pandemic now tops 60,000. The virus has placed a huge strain on the resources of the country’s hospitals. That is especially true of Roseland Community Hospital, a small but vital safety-net hospital on Chicago’s South Side. […]

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April 26, 2020

Waterloo for America’s leadership

Editor’s note: The Trump administration’s widely acknowledged irresponsible reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic has raised concerns on a global level. For the first time since the World War II, the world is not looking Washington for assurance and leadership amid a global crisis. This video lays […]

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April 26, 2020

Trump’s disinfectant comments reveal his contempt for science

Editor’s note: Tom Fowdy is a British political and international relations analyst and a graduate of Durham and Oxford universities. He writes on topics pertaining to China, the DPRK, Britain, and the U.S. The article reflects the author’s opinions, and not necessarily the views of CGTN. […]

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April 26, 2020

Media needs to de-platform Trump for his statements about COVID-19

Editor’s note: Bradley Blankenship is a Prague-based American journalist, political analyst and freelance reporter. He has been featured on Press TV, Russia Today and Radio Sputnik. The article reflects the author’s opinions, not necessarily the views of CGTN. In 1985, Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro and noted cigar smoker […]

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