Grandmother Recovers From COVID-19 After 6 Weeks in Hospital
A 51-year-old woman is happy to be alive after a scary ordeal. NewsNet's Danielle Radin reports.
Voting in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic has its own set of worries. Polling places could potentially become danger zones if adequate safety precautions are not taken. If you're voting in person tomorrow, be sure to wear a mask at all times and stay at least six feet apart from those around you. Bring your own pen, so you're not handling pens that other people have touched. Also, be sure to pack hand sanitizer to use before and after you vote. There are now more Covid-19 patients in UK hospitals than there were on the day of lockdown in March.
At one hospital on Merseyside, there are currently 90 patients being treated. There were only 7 a month ago.
Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reporting by health editor Hugh Pym at Whiston Hospital in Knowsley and by medical editor Fergus Walsh. #US President Donald #Trump said on Sunday he had fully recovered from #Covid-19 and was not an infection risk for others, freeing him to return to holding big campaign rallies during the final weeks of the race for the White House. Trump also said, without producing evidence, that he was now immune, a claim that drew a flag from Twitter for violating the social media platform's rules about misleading information related to Covid-19. We've all heard how U.S. leadership failed its citizens with its pandemic response. We had the playbooks, we had the money, we had the experts. We just … didn't use them.
But it turns out, other countries did. Because U.S. public health leaders and scientists have been planning for a catastrophe just like Covid-19 for decades, and, in typical American fashion, we didn't just write the pandemic playbook — we exported it around the world.
In this video, we went searching for evidence that the public health innovations and scientific progress this country is famous for are still alive and well. Our journey to find lifesaving American initiatives introduced us to some interesting people: from a virus hunter in the bat caves in Thailand to a group of South Korean epidemiologists who just might have predicted this pandemic.
What we found doesn't change the fact that more than 220,000 Americans have died from Covid-19, but it sheds light on a part of the U.S. pandemic response that hasn't gotten a lot of attention: that America's decades of pandemic planning actually did save lives. Just not at home.