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CGTN America 20 Feb 2020

Hospital staff in Wuhan use sign language to care for COVID-19 patient


Medical professionals at Huoshenshan Hospital in central China's Wuhan have enlisted the help of a sign language expert to communicate with a 75-year-old COVID-19 patient with hearing impairment. The woman was in serious condition when she was admitted after being diagnosed with the new coronavirus and medical staff could not properly communicate with her. They eventually found a sign language teacher online whom they contact via video chat whenever they check in on their patient. The woman has reportedly gotten better after treatment.

The U.S. Army is setting up medical tents to treat non-COVID-19 patients in the hardest-hit area of Washington state.
Scientists around the world are trying to find faster, more reliable ways to test for COVID-19.
President Trump said Monday that the USNS Comfort docked in New York will now be open to coronavirus patients, after the ship was initially meant to take only non-COVID-19 patients to free up beds in New York hospitals. The floating hospital is now open to New Jersey patients too. Watch his remarks here.
During a news conference, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Canada will be spending $192 million towards a vaccine for COVID-19.

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