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Tracing The Origins Of The Coronavirus NPR 22 May 2020
Tracing The Origins Of The Coronavirus Video Short Wave NPR 22 May 2020
As scientists race to keep up
with the spread of the new coronavirus,
one of the big mysteries surrounding the disease
is where this virus originated.
While the evidence overwhelming points to wildlife,
reporter Emily Kwong with NPR's Short Wave podcast
explains how tracing the origins of a disease like COVID-19
could take years.
Owen Jones meets the coronavirus key workers battling through a deadly pandemic G 26 May 2020
Owen Jones meets the coronavirus key workers battling through a deadly pandemic Video G 26 May 2020
For some, lockdown has felt like an eternity,
but a lot of key workers have continued to go to work
through unprecedented circumstances.
Owen Jones asked four workers,
a postal worker, a care home worker,
a cycle courier and a security guard,
to give us an insight into their working life during the pandemic
and ask if enough has been done to keep them safe from Covid-19
Why Do Some Health Care Workers Live in Poverty? NYT 19 May 2020
Why Do Some Health Care Workers Live in Poverty? Video NYT Opinion The New York Times 19 May 2020
It’s 3 a.m. and Kim Rockwood,
a health care worker, is driving to her patients’ homes
— even during the coronavirus pandemic —
to help them take medication or go to the bathroom.
She’s effectively on call 24/7.
Yet she can barely make ends meet.
As she explains in the above video,
she’s always on the clock,
and even though she loves her job,
she can’t afford her own health insurance.
Why is someone so vital to our health care system
scraping by on poverty wages?
a certified nursing assistant in Worcester County, Mass.,
is not alone.
The average home care worker in America
makes just $16,200 a year.
Many of them would make
more on unemployment.
Someday, most of us will need supportive care.
Will there be any workers left when that time comes?
What does the 'R' number of coronavirus mean? The Guardian 12 May 2020
What does the 'R' number of coronavirus mean? Video The Guardian 12 May 2020
The 'R' number of coronavirus
is a figure that is being closely scrutinised
as ministers decide when to end lockdown in the UK.
Boris Johnson even said
the country must keep the R rate below one
in order to avoid the disaster of a second peak.
But what does the R number mean and why is it important?
Kate Proctor explains why
the government is keeping a close eye on Covid-19's R number
and what it signifies
How Does Coronavirus Antibody Testing Work? NYT 8 May 2020
How Does Coronavirus Antibody Testing Work? Video NYT News 8 May 2020
Stanford Health Care
gave us exclusive access to show how coronavirus antibody testing works.
So we followed two caregivers and their blood, through the testing process.
How Covid-19 contact tracing can help beat the pandemic The Guardian 7 May 2020
How Covid-19 contact tracing can help beat the pandemic Video The Guardian 7 May 2020
If the UK government wants to start easing the country's lockdown restrictions,
it needs to get contact tracing right. But what does that mean?
What would successful contact tracing even look like?
Josh Toussaint-Strauss tries to find out
with a little help from Oxford Professor and infectious disease epidemiologist,
Christophe Fraser, and the Guardian's UK technology editor, Alex Hern
Working in Coronavirus: Why One Domino's Finally Gave its Workers P.P.E. NYT 5 May 2010
Working in Coronavirus: Why One Domino's Finally Gave its Workers P.P.E. Video NYT Opinion 5 May 2010
Some workers, particularly Latino ones,
have never had the luxury of sheltering in place
during the coronavirus outbreak.
The country’s millions of fast food employees
can’t continue to ensure pizzas, pasta and salads make it to their destinations,
guaranteeing that both their customers and their families are fed,
by working from home.
These essential workers
— most making minimum wage without health benefits —
have to fight for basic safeguards from the virus
while their employers rake in profits.
For one group of Domino’s employees in Southern California,
the only option was to strike.
After a colleague came down with Covid-19,
they stopped working and insisted on protective gear,
hazard and quarantine pay, reimbursements,
their store being deep cleaned and being informed
when co-workers are sick.
In a rare labor success story,
on May Day they won enough of these concessions
from their Domino’s franchise to return to work.
This victory is the exception, not the rule.
Workers around the country
are still fighting for proper safety equipment,
cleaning supplies and sick pay
— even as they continue
to feed millions of Americans each day.
How The Coronavirus Attacks Your Lungs Deep Look NPR 5 May 2020
How The Coronavirus Attacks Your Lungs Video Deep Look NPR 5 May 2020
The new coronavirus packs a devastating punch.
It penetrates deep into your lungs,
causing our immune cells to go haywire
and damage tiny air sacs – the alveoli –
where oxygen normally flows into our blood.
Why the 5G coronavirus conspiracy theory is false The Guardian 1 May 2020
Why the 5G coronavirus conspiracy theory is false Video G 1 May 2020
Conspiracy theories linking 5G technology to coronavirus
have resulted in dozens of phone masts across the UK
being vandalised in recent weeks.
Theories about the dangers of 5G had already been circulating,
despite regulators confirming that the radiation levels of the new technology
are well within safe boundaries.
So how did the conspiracy incorrectly linking it to 5G start?
And is 5G really dangerous?
We explain why 5G has nothing to do with Covid-19
Crise des masques : comment la France a arrêté
de se préparer aux épidémies 22 April 2020
Crise des masques : comment la France a arrêté de se préparer aux épidémies Video Le Monde 22 April 2020 - French
« Au début de la crise,
le ministère nous a dit qu’ils étaient prêts,
qu’il y avait des stocks d’Etat.
Mais on a vite réalisé que c’était faux »,
raconte Jean-Paul Hamon,
président de la fédération des médecins de France.
Face au manque de masques et à l’ampleur de la crise,
le personnel soignant a parfois dû recourir
au bricolage pour se protéger le visage.
« On a été dépendants de dons de particuliers, d’entreprises.
Et l’administration française a été complètement défaillante »,
insiste M. Hamon.
Aujourd'hui, de nombreux Français sont même contraints
de se fabriquer leurs propres masques en s'inspirant de tutos sur internet.
Pourtant, l’Etat français était prêt à faire face
à une crise de cette ampleur… en 2009.
A l’époque, un milliard de masques de protections
et plus de 700 millions de masques FPP2
étaient alors prévus dans les stocks de l’Etat.
comment est-on passé d’un tel niveau de précaution
à la pénurie qui nous frappe aujourd’hui ?
How Coronavirus Ravaged Ecuador:
From First Confirmed Case to Thousands Dead NYT 21 April 2020
How Coronavirus Ravaged Ecuador: From First Confirmed Case to Thousands Dead Video NYT News The New York Times 21 April 2020
Ecuador took early aggressive measures to stop the coronavirus,
but ended up becoming an epicenter of the pandemic in Latin America.
How? We revisit the first confirmed case and what led to the disease’s spread.
Coronavirus in Spain: from forest ranger to care home cleaner The Guardian 23 April 2020
Coronavirus in Spain: from forest ranger to care home cleaner Video The Guardian 23 April 2020
Javier is a 50-year-old forest ranger in Soria,
a popular tourist region in the north-east of Spain
and one of the regions hardest hit by the coronavirus crisis.
Alongside local firefighters and trainee police,
he has joined a group of volunteers
dedicated to containing the spread of Covid-19
in the most vulnerable settings: care homes for the elderly
Coronavirus tests: what they are and how they can help The Guardian 20 April 2020
Coronavirus tests: what they are and how they can help Video The Guardian 20 April 2020
There's a lot of talk about coronavirus testing at the moment,
but some people are getting confused about what they actually are.
How is the antibody test different to the PCR antigen test?
What do they do? And why are they important?
Josh Toussaint-Strauss speaks with Professor David Smith
to answer some of these covid-19 questions
How Coronavirus is Upending Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Traditions NYT 17 April 2020
How Coronavirus is Upending Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Traditions Video NYT News The New York Times 17 April 2020
Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews
are estimated to have died in Brooklyn.
Here’s how the pandemic
is changing their longstanding rituals.
Doctors Face Troubling Question: Are They Treating Coronavirus Correctly? NYT 14 April 2020
Doctors Face Troubling Question: Are They Treating Coronavirus Correctly? The New York Times NYT News 14 April 2020
Doctors say the coronavirus is challenging core tenets of medicine,
leading some to abandon long-established ventilator protocols for certain patients.
But other doctors warn this could be dangerous.
"I could see the fear in his eyes." What Battling Coronavirus Looks Like NYT 14 April 2020
"I could see the fear in his eyes." What Battling Coronavirus Looks Like NYT Opinion The New York Times 14 April 2020
Nicholas Kristof visits two New York City hospitals
and witnesses the heavy toll
on medical workers fighting to keep Americans alive.
Why coronavirus mortality rates are so different The Guardian 9 April 2020
Why coronavirus mortality rates are so different Video The Guardian 9 April 2020
How can we understand the risk of death from Covid-19
when there are so many numbers flying around?
Well, there are actually three different types of fatality rate:
Case Fatality Rate (CFR),
Infection Fatality Rate (IFR),
and Crude Mortality Rate (CMR).
They are calculated in different ways
and tell you different things.
When we know what each means and how they work,
we learn more about how new infections
like the coronavirus affect us.
How coronavirus changed the world in three months The Guardian 8 April 2020
How coronavirus changed the world in three months Video The Guardian 8 April 2020
In just three months,
the coronavirus has turned the world upside down.
But how did it play out so quickly?
We take a look back to where it all began
– from its origins in south east Asia,
to its acceleration across Europe and the US.
As the infection rate increased
and countries went into lockdown,
people began to find imaginative and inspiring ways
of coping with our new reality
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Hospital Workers Are Dying From Coronavirus. Here's Why. NYT 7 April 2020
Hospital Workers Are Dying From Coronavirus. Here's Why. NYT NYT Opinion 7 April 2020
Health care professionals are still going to work each day
without sufficient masks, gloves, gowns and other supplies,
and are begging for proper personal protective equipment (P.P.E.).
In a country that spends more
on health care than anywhere else on the planet,
masks are being rationed or reused,
and some hospital workers are even using novelty rain ponchos
to protect themselves.
Health care workers around the country
are falling ill and dying
— The Brooklyn Hospital Center estimated
a third of its doctors and nurses are home sick
with the virus.
President Trump has openly accused
health care workers of being wasteful and hoarding masks.
In the above Op-Ed video,
nurses and physicians from around the country
are demanding that the government take aggressive action
to get them sufficient equipment. Right now.
How Coronavirus Attacks the Body NYT 6 April 2020
How Coronavirus Attacks the Body Video NYT News 6 April 2020
It doesn’t take long for mild coronavirus symptoms to turn serious.
These virtual reality images show
how the virus can invade the lungs and kill.
Inside a New York City I.C.U. Battling Coronavirus NYT 6 April 2020
Inside a New York City I.C.U. Battling Coronavirus Video NYT News 6 April 2020
The Brooklyn Hospital Center
is on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.
Spain’s Health Care Workers Are Battling Coronavirus, Unprotected. Here's How NYT 31 March 2020
Spain’s Health Care Workers Are Battling Coronavirus, Unprotected. Here's How Video NYT News 31 March 2020
Over 12,000 health care workers
have contracted Covid-19 in Spain
amid grave shortages
in personal protective equipment.
Nurses and doctors showed us
how they make their own gowns,
masks and shields.
Low Pay, High Risk: Nursing Home Workers Confront Coronavirus NYT 31 March 2020
Low Pay, High Risk: Nursing Home Workers Confront Coronavirus Video NYT News 31 March 2020
“Who else is going to take care of them?”
We spoke with nursing home workers
about their fear of catching and spreading #coronavirus.
Coronavirus Pandemic: Will N.Y.C.'s Homeless Students Be Left Behind? NYT 26 March 2020
Coronavirus Pandemic: Will N.Y.C.'s Homeless Students Be Left Behind? Video The New York Times NYT News 26 March 2020
This week New York City’s public schools
began remote learning.
But for the more than 100,000 students who are homeless,
virtual education may be out of reach.
‘People Are Dying’: Battling Coronavirus Inside a N.Y.C. Hospital NYT 26 March 2020
‘People Are Dying’: Battling Coronavirus Inside a N.Y.C. Hospital | NYT News 26 March 2020
An emergency room doctor in Elmhurst, Queens,
gives a rare look inside a hospital
at the center of the coronavirus pandemic.
“We don’t have the tools that we need.”
How to use your spare time during the coronavirus crisis The Guardian Australia 24 March 2020
How to use your spare time during the coronavirus crisis Video The Guardian Australia 24 March 2020
Australian academic, psychologist and author Lea Waters
shares some advice for how to use your spare time
as other activities and social engagements are cancelled
during the coronavirus crisis.
The video forms part of a multipart series
looking at ways we can all stay positive
As the Coronavirus Approaches, Mexico Looks the Other Way NYT 24 March 2020
As the Coronavirus Approaches, Mexico Looks the Other Way | The Dispatch The New York Times 24 March 2020
“This is going to be as bad as Italy or worse.”
As much of the world shuts down
amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic,
Mexico City’s streets are bustling
and the country’s president insists on calm.
‘Brace Yourself’: Doctors in Italy Share Coronavirus Advice NYT 23 March 2020
‘Brace Yourself’: Doctors in Italy Share Coronavirus Advice Video NYT News The New York Times 23 March 2020
Officials in the U.S. and elsewhere
fear they’ll face a coronavirus scenario similar to Italy’s soon.
Three doctors and a nurse in Lombardy, the region hit hardest by the virus,
described what they faced and offered advice to those awaiting the storm.
How New Yorkers Are Coping With Coronavirus NYT 22 March 2020
How New Yorkers Are Coping With Coronavirus Video NYT News The New York Times 22 March 2020
With restrictions tightened on businesses and daily activity,
residents are grappling with uncertainty about resources,
health care and their paychecks.
‘How do we survive coronavirus?’ Owen Jones meets low-paid workers The Guardian 20 March 2020
‘How do we survive coronavirus?’ Owen Jones meets low-paid workers Video The Guardian 20 March 2020
The Covid-19 crisis is expected
to hit the lowest-paid and precarious workers the hardest
– those who can’t work from home
and those who might not be entitled to sick pay.
In a rapidly changing situation Owen Jones spoke to an Uber driver,
a cleaner at the Ministry of Justice and a Stuart courier picking up
Ocado zoom orders on the frontlines facing uncertain weeks ahead
US health workers on the coronavirus frontline Guardian 20 March 2020
US health workers on the coronavirus frontline Video The Guardian 20 March 2020
American doctors and nurses tell us
they're frustrated with a lack of testing ability,
and a lack of protective equipment they need
to fight Covid-19.
They say the US isn’t prepared
for the spike of patients suffering from the virus
in the coming weeks
Virus With Your Quarter Pounder?
Why McDonald's Needs to Guarantee Paid Sick Leave NYT 20 March 2020
Virus With Your Quarter Pounder? Why McDonald's Needs to Guarantee Paid Sick Leave Video The New York Times 20 March 2020
One of McDonald’s values
is to “invest in all the people our success rests on.”
But in the video above,
a shift manager at a McDonald’s restaurant in Kansas City, Mo.,
asks why a company that earned $5.3 billion last year
can’t guarantee paid sick leave for all of its workers,
especially during the coronavirus outbreak.
And while the relief bill President Trum
signed Wednesday night expands paid sick leave,
McDonald’s lobbied against parts of the legislation.
The new law only guarantees sick leave
to 20 percent of private-sector workers
— and many of the company’s franchise workers get nothing.
Would you want to get your next meal from a restaurant
where workers can’t stay home while sick?
How China Is Reshaping the Coronavirus Narrative NYT 19 March 2020
How China Is Reshaping the Coronavirus Narrative Video NYT News 19 March 2020
We looked at China’s
expansive propaganda system aimed at foreigners
and analyzed thousands of English-language tweets
from state media and diplomats.
Here are the coronavirus messages China is projecting to the world.
How Coronavirus Racism Infected My High School NYT 17 March 2020
How Coronavirus Racism Infected My High School Video NYT Opinion The New York Times 17 March 2020
when stereotypes and fear about Covid-19 arriv
before the actual disease does?
In the video above,
Katherine Oung, a 11th grader in Florida,
shows what teenagers like her and her friends face
as the coronavirus pandemic brings to the surface
the racism underlying her community.
Coronavirus Testing: U.S. Residents Share Their Woes NYT
Coronavirus Testing: U.S. Residents Share Their Woes Video NYT News The New York Times 17 March 2020
Since March 3,
the Trump administration has said coronavirus testing is available to all.
But people across the country told us that’s not the case.
Coronavirus Critics Disappear in China WSJ 13 March 2020
Coronavirus Critics Disappear in China | WSJ Video Wall Street Journal 13 March 2020
Two men disappeared after their unfiltered video reports
questioned China’s handling of the coronavirus epidemic.
WSJ looks at why non-sanctioned storytelling in China about the crisis
flourished online and how the authorities are pushing back.
How the World Is Reacting to Coronavirus NYT 13 March 2020
How the World Is Reacting to Coronavirus NYT News The New York Times 13 March 2020
The coronavirus has touched
a diverse collection of countries and cultures,
but a number of shared experiences have emerged
— from grieving the dead to writing songs.
Iran Played Down the Coronavirus. Then Its Officials Got Sick NYT 10 March 2020
Iran Played Down the Coronavirus. Then Its Officials Got Sick Video NYT News The New York Times 10 March 2020
More than 237 people have died of coronavirus in Iran,
and critics say the government was slow to respond to the outbreak
because it failed to take it seriously.
How China Is Deploying Drones and Data to Tackle Coronavirus WSJ 9 March 2020
How China Is Deploying Drones and Data to Tackle Coronavirus Video WSJ 9 March 2020
From drones that scold to neighbors who snitch,
China is relying on its vast surveillance network
to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
WSJ takes a close look at its national monitoring experiment
that’s made up of human volunteers and big data.
China Is Censoring Coronavirus Stories. These Citizens Are Fighting Back. NYT 25 February 2020
China Is Censoring Coronavirus Stories. These Citizens Are Fighting Back. Video NYT News The New York Times 25 February 2020
Information about the coronavirus outbreak
is not immune from Chinese censors.
But more and more citizens are dodging censorship
by creating a digital archive of deleted posts.
They told us how.
Inside Italy's coronavirus 'red zone' Guardian 25 February 2020
Inside Italy's coronavirus 'red zone' Guardian 25 February 2020
Schoolteacher Marzio Toniolo describes life under lockdown in San Fiorano,
one of the northern Italian towns under quarantine as coronavirus cases rise.
Around 50,000 residents of 11 towns across Lombardy,
where the outbreak emerged suddenly on Friday,
and Veneto have been quarantined for at least the next 15 days
as Italian authorities scramble
to contain the worst outbreak of the virus in Europe
and the third worst in the world.
The coronavirus cat rescuer of Wuhan The Guardian 14 February 2020
The coronavirus cat rescuer of Wuhan Video The Guardian 14 February 2020
It is estimated
that more than 30,000 pets have been left stranded
after the Chinese government sealed off Wuhan
following the coronavirus outbreak.
In response, people trapped in Wuhan have been volunteering
and checking in on the animals whose owners are stuck outside the city.
Here's Ye Jialin's
story of helping those who are currently not allowed to return home
Coronavirus kills Chinese whistleblower doctor BBC 7 February 2020
Coronavirus kills Chinese whistleblower doctor - BBC News 7 February 2020
Dr Li Wenliang has died -
this is the man who became a hero in China
after trying to warn the medical community
about the coronavirus.
He was told to be quiet by the authorities
- before weeks later being diagnosed with the virus himself.
BBC Chinese reports
that Dr Li was declared dead on Thursday evening.
But there's this too.
"The news of his death triggered a huge wave of popular reaction
on Weibo - China’s equivalent of Twitter.
Journalists and doctors at the scene who do not want their names used,
told the BBC that officials then decided to control the flow of information
by ordering the doctor to be put back on life support
and to change all official media reports
from death to in critical condition."
That attempt to shut down the story,
looks to have failed - and official Chinese media
are now again reporting the death of Dr Li.
The Chinese doctor who tried to warn others about coronavirus BBC 5 February 2020
The Chinese doctor who tried to warn others about coronavirus Video BBC News 5 February 2020
In early January,
authorities in the Chinese city of Wuhan
were trying to keep news of a new coronavirus under wraps.
When one doctor tried to warn fellow medics about the outbreak,
police paid him a visit and told him to stop.
A month later he has been hailed as a hero,
after he posted his story from a hospital bed.
Dr Li was working at the centre of the outbreak in December
when he noticed seven cases of a virus
that he thought looked like Sars
- the virus that led to a global epidemic in 2003.
The cases were thought to come
from the Huanan Seafood market in Wuhan
and the patients were in quarantine in his hospital.
Coronavirus outbreak: should you wear a face mask? G 5 February 2020
Coronavirus outbreak: should you wear a face mask? Video The Guardian 5 February 2020
The Guardian's health editor, Sarah Boseley,
gives the lowdown on the effectiveness of wearing face masks
to protect against the coronavirus,
explains how viruses are spread,
and offers tips on staying healthy and safe
as the outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China,
continues to spread
How Residents in Wuhan Are Coping With Coronavirus NYT 4 February 2020
How Residents in Wuhan Are Coping With Coronavirus Video NYT News The New York Times 4 February 2020
Authorities sealed off Wuhan,
the Chinese city of 11 million
at the center of the coronavirus outbreak.
Residents told us how they are coping.
Coronavirus: the people trapped in Wuhan Guardian 29 January 2020
Coronavirus: the people trapped in Wuhan Guardian 29 January 2020
Wuhan, the Chinese city
identified as the origin of the coronavirus outbreak,
has been on lockdown since 23 January.
The Guardian spoke to residents,
expats and tourists currently in the city
about what it's like living in quarantine
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