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Inside an ER during the coronavirus outbreak

April 6th, 2020
Inside an ER during the coronavirus outbreak

Watch exclusive access to a Covid-19 hospital in “Inside the ER: The Incredible Fight Against Coronavirus,” at 9 p.m. ET and 10 p.m. PT tonight on CNN. Brooklyn, New York (CNN)One emergency room. 40 minutes. Six patients went into cardiac arrest. Four died before they made it out of the ER. The blare of the critical “CODE 99” from the hospital alert system rang out five other times in less than an hour, calling medics to scramble to a patient needing resuscitation. It’s not chaos, but to an onlooker, it seems like hell. “They’re so sick you lose them in... Read More

At least 70 people infected with coronavirus linked to a single church in California, health officials say

April 5th, 2020
At least 70 people infected with coronavirus linked to a single church in California, health officials say

(CNN)A large and influential Russian language church near Sacramento, California, is denying it is at the center of a novel coronavirus outbreak. In an interview with a Sacramento television station on Thursday, Sacramento County Department of Health Services director Dr. Peter Beilenson confirmed at least 70 people at the Bethany Slavic Missionary Church were infected with Covid-19. He said he named the church “not to cast aspersions on anybody but to really hammer home the importance of not congregating, not only in church but also in prayer gatherings in people’s homes.” It... Read More

A Florida county is reminding people to maintain a distance of at least one alligator between each other

April 5th, 2020
A Florida county is reminding people to maintain a distance of at least one alligator between each other

(CNN)Officials all over the country can’t stop emphasizing the importance of practicing social distancing to slow down the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Now leaders in Leon County, Florida, are giving people an interesting visual to help them maintain the proper distance from others. “This is a reminder that during COVID 19, please remember to keep at least 1 large alligator between you and everyone else at all times,” Leon County said on Facebook. The coronavirus has infected more than 1.1 million people and killed more than 60,000 worldwide. As of Saturday afternoon,... Read More

Opinion: What Atlanta’s snowmageddon teaches us about social distancing

April 5th, 2020
Opinion: What Atlanta’s snowmageddon teaches us about social distancing

Dr. Sujit Sharma is a pediatric emergency medicine physician with Pediatric Emergency Medicine Associates in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Ann Chahroudi is an associate professor and associate division chief for Basic/Translational Research, Division of Infectious Diseases in the Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Gregory Sysyn is an intensive care physician with Pediatrix Medical Group, in Atlanta, Georgia. The views expressed in this commentary belong to the authors. View more opinion at CNN. (CNN)On Wednesday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced a state-wide order to shelter... Read More

As northern Italy is ravaged by coronavirus, there’s trouble brewing down south

April 5th, 2020
As northern Italy is ravaged by coronavirus, there’s trouble brewing down south

(CNN)Four weeks into a nationwide lockdown, very few Italians are still singing from their balconies or banging pots and pans in solidarity. Instead, flags were lowered to half-staff this week for the nearly 15,000 coronavirus victims including doctors, nurses and health care professionals who have perished since February 23. The lockdown, which was originally scheduled to end Friday, April 3, has now been extended to beyond Easter, and Italians from north to south are nearing a breaking point just as the draconian measures have begun to show signs of stopping the spread of Covid-19. Italy’s... Read More

Covid-19 is ravaging the music world

April 4th, 2020
Covid-19 is ravaging the music world

Gene Seymour is a film critic who has written about music, movies and culture for The New York Times, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly and The Washington Post. Follow him on Twitter @GeneSeymour. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. View more opinion at CNN. (CNN)A dispiriting couple of weeks in the lives of music fans have now climaxed with the death of Bill Withers, whose lean, leathery-tough vocals on such pop classics as “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Use Me,” “Just the Two of Us” and “Lean on Me” were deeply woven... Read More

Modi praises the Indian public amid nationwide Covid-19 lockdown

April 4th, 2020
Modi praises the Indian public amid nationwide Covid-19 lockdown

New Delhi (CNN)Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised citizens for their resilience in a televised speech Friday, as the nation entered its tenth day of a three week long lockdown intended to curb the spread of the coronavirus. “The discipline and spirit of service you have displayed during this period is unprecedented,” said Modi of the difficulties faced by many during the unprecedented country-wide restrictions. “Today, when millions of people are inside their homes, some of us might wonder how will they fight this battle against coronavirus alone … But please remember,... Read More

Hungarian leader’s outrageous power grab

April 4th, 2020
Hungarian leader’s outrageous power grab

Michael Bociurkiw is a global affairs analyst and a former spokesman for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Follow him on Twitter @WorldAffairsPro. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his; view more opinions on CNN. (CNN)In the span of just a few days, autocrats around the world, using the cover of the Covid-19 outbreak, have reached for shockingly devious powers to take on extraordinary new powers. We are not talking about logical containment steps, such as the ordering of social distancing, lockdowns or contact tracing. Think power grabs along the lines of tightening... Read More

Brooklyn doctor: What we need to feel safe

April 4th, 2020
Brooklyn doctor: What we need to feel safe

Dr. Amy Plasencia is the chief medical resident at Brookdale University Medical Center and executive vice president of the Committee of Interns and Residents, affiliated with the Service Employees International Union. The views expressed here are hers. Read more opinion on CNN. (CNN)Not long ago, my colleagues and I swore the Hippocratic Oath, which requires new physicians to uphold the highest ethical standards. Now during what is likely the most significant health crisis in American history in the Covid-19 pandemic, the Service Employees International Union’s Committee of Interns and Residents... Read More

How to stop disease spreading on airplanes and ships

April 4th, 2020
How to stop disease spreading on airplanes and ships

(CNN) Aviation is fighting for survival. Cruise ships are grounded. As the pandemic grows, the travel industry faces an uncertain future and is scrambling to adapt. Those aircraft still flying are now subject to stricter than ever hygiene protocols, but whe… Read More  Read More