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Washington Post 31 Mar 2020

A desperate search for coronavirus treatment: One family's fight to save their brother


Habeeb Ahmad, a New York ophthalmologist, is fighting for his life in the ICU after contracting the coronavirus. His family is struggling to get him experimental drug, remdesivir, as a last hope to save his life.

The coronavirus pandemic has confronted NHS workers with an extraordinary challenge. A BBC team reports from the frontline -- with medical teams fighting to save patients at Imperial College Healthcare in London.

Meanwhile there's concern about a sharp fall in the number of people attending accident and emergency departments in England.

Some health charities fear that people with serious conditions such as heart attacks or stroke are avoiding or delaying going to A&E for fear of coming into contact with coronavirus.

Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reports - from Fergal Keane and cameraman Tony Fallshaw at Imperial College - and from Health Correspondent Dominic Hughes.
Navajo tribe member, Allie Young, created "Protect the Sacred," a social media campaign calling on the youth to protect their elders, their language and their culture.
Krystal and Saagar give an update on coronavirus case numbers, Brazil records world's highest daily coronavirus death toll, more than 11,000 coronavirus cases tied to Tyson Foods, Smithfield Foods and JBS, CDC warns rats are brazenly searching for food.
Dr. Shannon Bennett, Chief of Science at The California Academy of Sciences, talks to Lawrence O'Donnell and Dr. Zeke Emanuel about the approach researchers are taking to develop eventual cures and vaccines for coronavirus.
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