Coronavirus / Covid-19 outbreak
2020 > SARS-CoV-2 virus > COVID-19 disease / outbreak in the U.S.
How America Bungled the Plague Video NYT 29 September 2020
How America Bungled the Plague Video NYT Opinion NYT 29 September 2020
A year ago,
the United States was regarded as the country best prepared for a pandemic.
Our government had spent nearly two decades strategizing for a doomsday scenario.
So what went wrong?
which wrote the global playbook for pandemic response,
accounts for just 4 percent of the world’s population
yet more than 20 percent of the world’s coronavirus deaths?
One of the most important functions of journalism
is to provide accountability, so in the video above,
Johnny Harris dives deep
into an exploration of what went wrong and when,
and who’s to blame and why.
How Do You Protect Yourself If The Coronavirus Can Linger In the Air NPR 1 September 2020
How Do You Protect Yourself If The Coronavirus Can Linger In the Air Video NPR 1 September 2020
Researchers say airborne transmission is possible,
especially in cramped indoor settings,
but it's unclear how much it contributes to the spread.
Here's how to lower your risks, just in case.
Reported by Pien Huang/NPR. Animation by Shanti Hands for NPR.
Video produced by Max Posner and Ben de la Cruz/NPR.
Donald Trump Isn't the Worst Covid President. Just Ask Brazilians. NYT 15 July 2020
Donald Trump Isn't the Worst Covid President. Just Ask Brazilians. Video NYT Opinion The New York Times 15 July 2020
Who’s the world’s worst leader at handling the pandemic?
Donald Trump. Right?
Well, as terrible as Mr. Trump is,
a Brazilian YouTube star, Felipe Neto,
argues it’s actually his president, Jair Bolsonaro.
Presidents Trump and Bolsonaro
have long admired each other’s caustic styles of governance.
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise
that the United States and Brazil
are the only two countries in the world
with over a million confirmed cases of Covid-19.
It’s a tight race, and to be sure, neither government should be praised,
but the reckless denial by Brazilian leadership is appalling.
Mr. Neto is not normally one to comment on politics.
He usually sticks
to entertaining his 38 million followers on YouTube
with his comedic takes on pop culture.
But as the death toll mounts,
he’s become more outspoken.
And his message isn’t aimed only at Brazilians — it’s also for Americans.
Kid Cudi, Eminem - The Adventures Of Moon Man & Slim Shady (Lyric Video) 10 July 2020
Kid Cudi, Eminem - The Adventures Of Moon Man & Slim Shady (Lyric Video) 10 July 2020
Why is coronavirus still surging in the US? G 2 July 2020
Why is coronavirus still surging in the US? Video G 2 July 2020
The US recorded
a new all-time daily high of 52,000 new Covid-19 cases on 1 July,
according to John Hopkins figures,
as Donald Trump repeated his belief the virus would 'just disappear'.
America has now had more than 2.7 million confirmed case
- more than double that of Brazil, the second most-affected country.
Dr Anthony Fauci,
the US’s top infectious disease expert,
has said the country is 'going in the wrong direction',
infections could more than double
and the subsequent death toll 'is going to be very disturbing'.
The Guardian's Ed Pilkington
looks at why a patchwork approach to lifting lockdowns,
as well as the president's mixed messages on wearing a mask,
has led to confusion across the country
and why some states
are having to clamp down on restrictions again
-These Workers Are Risking Their Lives to Feed America NYT 17 June 2020
These Workers Are Risking Their Lives to Feed America Video NYT Opinion The New York Times 17 June 2020
Amazon Warehouses Are Still Seeing Coronavirus Outbreaks.
Why Did They End Hazard Pay? NYT 5 June 2020
Amazon Warehouses Are Still Seeing Coronavirus Outbreaks. Why Did They End Hazard Pay? | NYT Opinion Video NYT 5 June 2020
Coronavirus Commercials Are Everywhere, Here's What Advertisers Want Us to Think
NYT 28 May 2020
Coronavirus Commercials Are Everywhere, Here's What Advertisers Want Us to Think Video NYT News 28 May 2020
Our critic Amanda Hess
looks at how brands are selling shopping as a noble act.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Coronavirus In Jail: Why An Outbreak Puts an Entire City at Risk NYT 8 April 2020
Coronavirus In Jail: Why An Outbreak Puts an Entire City at Risk Video NYT News The New York Times 8 April 2020
Officials have promised a mass release of inmates
from city jails to slow the spread of coronavirus.
Critics say the government isn’t moving fast enough.
Hospital Workers Are Dying From Coronavirus. Here's Why. NYT 7 April 2020
Hospital Workers Are Dying From Coronavirus. Here's Why. Video 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.
Meanwhile, 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.
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 Video 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.”
US health workers on the coronavirus frontline The 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 17 March 2020
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.
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