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Goodbye, Grandpa: An expert guide to talking to kids about death during Covid

June 30th, 2020
Goodbye, Grandpa: An expert guide to talking to kids about death during Covid

(CNN)My daughter’s questions started after a family friend got sick with Covid-19. “If people are sick, they can just give them medicine so they get better, right?” my daughter asked with the hopeful perspective of an 11-year-old. “They can just go to the hospital so the doctors and nurses can help them?” The questions stemmed from a positive update my husband gave about his martial arts buddy, John R. Cruz, a first responder being treated at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, New Jersey. He’s one of the lucky ones. Not everyone is as fortunate. We’ve... Read More

He was an athlete in the best shape of his life. Then Covid-19 nearly killed him

June 30th, 2020
He was an athlete in the best shape of his life. Then Covid-19 nearly killed him

(CNN)When Ahmad Ayyad woke up, he was delirious. He didn’t realize where he was, why there was a tube down his throat, or how long it had been since he last fed his dog. And when he looked down, he couldn’t recognize himself. Once a 215-pound athlete with chiseled muscles and astounding strength, the 40-year-old looked like a completely different person. “I woke up and looked at my arms, my legs, and my muscles were gone,” he said. “I was kind of freaking out, like where are my legs? Where did my legs go?” Ayyad is a coronavirus survivor. Doctors had placed... Read More

Right-wing US group got pranked at rally, and they think Sacha Baron Cohen is behind it

June 30th, 2020
Right-wing US group got pranked at rally, and they think Sacha Baron Cohen is behind it

(CNN)A crowd of people gathered in downtown Olympia on Saturday in front of a stage near the Washington State Capitol. They were there for “March For Our Rights 3,” a rally bringing together far-right groups to demonstrate against safety regulations instituted during the Covid-19 pandemic. But by the end, the event appeared to have been sabotaged by an elaborate prank that gained widespread internet attention over the weekend. And the mastermind believed to be behind it all? Sacha Baron Cohen — though it’s still unclear whether the comedian was indeed responsible for the... Read More

Beijing approves experimental Covid-19 vaccine for use in Chinese military

June 30th, 2020
Beijing approves experimental Covid-19 vaccine for use in Chinese military

Hong Kong (CNN)The Chinese government has approved the use of an experimental Covid-19 vaccine for the country’s military — the latest step in a global race to stop the deadly disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The vaccine, known as Ad5-nCoV, was jointly-developed by the Beijing Institute of Biotechnology — part of the Chinese government’s Academy of Military Medical Sciences — and vaccine company CanSino Biologics. In a statement to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Monday, CanSino announced that China’s Central Military Commission had given the vaccine... Read More

China locks down 400,000 people – over 18 cases

June 29th, 2020
China locks down 400,000 people – over 18 cases

Hong Kong (CNN)As the number of people killed by the coronavirus passes 500,000 worldwide, China isn’t taking any chances of a second wave gripping the country — despite having largely contained its outbreak in recent months. In stark contrast to the relaxing of restrictions amid spiking infection rates in the United States and parts of Europe, about 400,000 people have been placed under strict lockdown in Anxin county, in the central province of Hebei, near Beijing, after just 18 fresh cases were detected. Officials announced in a statement Sunday that “all villages, communities... Read More

US should have a ‘couple hundred million’ doses of a Covid-19 vaccine by the start of 2021, Fauci says

June 29th, 2020
US should have a ‘couple hundred million’ doses of a Covid-19 vaccine by the start of 2021, Fauci says

(CNN)The United States should have 100 million doses of one candidate coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, said Tuesday. “Then, by the beginning of 2021, we hope to have a couple hundred million doses,” Fauci said during a live Q&A with the Journal of the American Medical Association. However, it’s still not clear whether the vaccine will be effective against the novel coronavirus. Fauci said the first vaccine candidate,... Read More

They came to Canada as essential workers. Hundreds were infected with the coronavirus on the job

June 29th, 2020
They came to Canada as essential workers. Hundreds were infected with the coronavirus on the job

(CNN)Quarantined and alone in a Canadian hotel room, Alvaro was pensive and anxious. He said he wasn’t so worried about testing positive for Covid-19, but about the paycheck he couldn’t afford to lose. “My family depends on me financially and as of right now I do not really know if they will pay us,” said Alvaro, a father and temporary foreign worker from Mexico. CNN agreed not to publish his full name as he fears being punished by his employer. Alvaro is one of at least 600 migrant farm workers who have tested positive for Covid-19 in Canada since arriving in the... Read More

What you need to know about coronavirus on Thursday, June 11

June 29th, 2020
What you need to know about coronavirus on Thursday, June 11

A version of this story appeared in the June 11 edition of CNN’s Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction newsletter. Sign up here to receive the need-to-know headlines every weekday. (CNN)The US has now recorded more than 2 million Covid-19 cases, by far the highest number worldwide, and coronavirus hospitalizations have gone up in at least a dozen states. Around 113,000 Americans have died of the virus so far, yet Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, has warned the US could see an additional 100,000 deaths by the end of the summer. Yet the global epicenter of the pandemic... Read More

Covid-19 in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp: Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s coronavirus podcast for June 15

June 29th, 2020
Covid-19 in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp: Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s coronavirus podcast for June 15

(CNN)It’s World Refugee Day on June 20, a time to commemorate the most vulnerable populations around the world. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta turns to Bex Wright, who covers the Rohingya refugee crisis for CNN, and David Miliband, the CEO of the International Rescue Committee, to talk about how we can never be free of a global pandemic unless everywhere in the world is safe. You can listen on your favorite podcast app or read the transcript below. Dr. Sanjay Gupta: I want you to imagine for a moment, life in a refugee camp, you and your family packed in a dense, overcrowded... Read More

Doctor on Covid-19 task force briefings: ‘Stop screwing around’

June 28th, 2020
Doctor on Covid-19 task force briefings: ‘Stop screwing around’

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