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CGTN America 21 May 2020

Is Florida manipulating COVID-19 data?


A Florida scientist who managed the state's database says she was fired for refusing to paint a rosy picture of the COVID-19 outbreak as hundreds of more people are infected. Coronavirus-related deaths reached 2,000 in the state, and Miami Dade officials confirmed that 40% of inmates tested have contracted the virus. Despite it all, Florida continued with the re-opening of its hardest-hit areas. CGTN's Nitza Soledad Perez has more.

CGTN's Rachelle Akuffo spoke with Daniel Kelly II, Academic Director of Graduate Programs, at the Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport at NYU's School of Professional Studies about how the sports entertainment industry is adapting to COVID-19.
Bill Gates is urgently researching seven COVID-19 vaccines so effective ones can be mass-produced. Governor Charlie Baker is advocating a tool that was effective in South Korea: contact tracking. And the coming political storm over the 2020 census.
As COVID-19 spreads, different regions and countries are seeing different measures taken to prevent bigger problems. In Mexico, with no tourists left to serve, one beach resort is taking measures into its own hands.
Leane Conti's mother, Carole Stewart, is now in palliative care and has been told she may only live another 72 hours after testing positive for COVID-19 at Montreal's Herron long-term care home. The facility is among one of Canada's hardest hit by the pandemic, where 31 people died in the span of a month.


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