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CBC News 20 Jan 2020

China confirms human-to-human transmission of new coronavirus


Human-to-human transmission has been confirmed in an outbreak of a new coronavirus, the head of a Chinese government expert team says. The mysterious virus has killed a third person and has spread across China, and to Thailand, Japan and South Korea.


The USNS Comfort is now in New York Harbor and has begun treating non-coronavirus patients. One Americas Caitlin Sinclair spoke with the captain of the ship to learn more about their mission.
Dr. Nathaniel Schlicher, an emergency physician explains how staff on the front lines of the hospitals and care centers are reducing their risk of exposure to the coronavirus while treating patients who tested positive. Aired on 3/16/2020.
Dr. Diana Koelliker, deputy medical officer of San Miguel County, Colorado, talks with Rachel Maddow about a plan to test everyone in the county for coronavirus antibodies for insights on the virus's spread, containment and immunity. Aired on 3/25/20.
Dr. Sylvie de Souza, chair of emergency medicine at Brooklyn Hospital, talks with Rachel Maddow about the challenge of processing the high volume of new coronavirus patients while also keeping other hospital patients and staff safe.
Aired on 3/27/20.

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