China lashes out against international pressure to probe its response to COVID-19
The Chinese leadership is lashing out against international efforts at probing its early actions during the pandemic. One America's Hans Hubbard reports.
Experts say it's important to correct people sharing false COVID-19 information because believing it could pose health risks. It has been another deadly day across the world as countries try to beat back the COVID-19 pandemic.
The number of reported cases is now more than 1.5 million. And, the death toll is over 87-thousand. The United States remains one of the hardest hit countries with over 14-thousand deaths. Meanwhile, there is some good news. Wuhan, China continues to open up after a 76-day lock down and people are starting to travel again.
To discuss all of this:
Dr. Tom Frieden is former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Joseph Williams is Senior Editor at US News and World Report
Victor Gao is a current affairs commentator and expert in international relations.
Gavin Macgregor-Skinner is an infectious diseases expert. Black and hispanic citizens appear twice as likely to die from coronavirus as white people in New York, according to new data.
In New York state, 17% of those who die from coronavirus are black, despite representing only 9% of the population.
There is no federal data on race, ethnicity and links to COVID-19 being released despite calls by campaigners. Coronavirus cases in the United States doubled this week. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than half a million Americans have COVID-19. But some say life will never be the same -- even for those who will not contract the disease. VOA's Carolyn Presutti shows us how the US is ending up with two different populations.