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France 24 14 Oct 2020

'Management is playing the russian roulette': When doctors infected with Covid-19 continue to work


People who have been infected with #Covid-19 are usually asked to stay home and quarantined. But that rule does not seem to apply to everyone: some #hospitals in #France have made some of their staff come to work even if they had been infected, because they have no one to replace them. Those doctors and nurses are #asymptomatic but some say health institutions are putting patients at risk.

A new variant of COVID-19 is spreading in the U.K., prompting border closings. Doctors in Kenya joined a nationwide strike over lack of PPE. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny tricked a government agent into revealing the details of an assassination plot. And Spain is set for its biggest lottery draw of the year. CBS News foreign correspondent Ian Lee joins "CBSN AM" with a roundup of headlines from around the world.
With each day, the COVID-19 pandemic is getting worse in the United States.

More than 15-million people have been infected with more than 285,000 deaths, and health experts warn January could be even worse. California's governor issued a stay-at-home order for 33-million residents, in an effort to ease the burden on the state's hospital system. Restaurants can no longer serve inside or outdoors, and hair salons and playgrounds will remain closed until January. New York's governor also warned if the hospitalization rates don't soon improve, indoor dining will be shut down again. In a sign of hope, US President-elect Joe Biden pledged 100-million vaccines in his first 100-days in office.

Joining the discussion:

Dr. Harry F. Hull is an Infectious Disease Epidemiologist.
Dr. Kate Tulenko is the CEO and Founder of Corvus Health.
Joseph Williams is the Senior News Editor with US News and World Report.
Dr. Devra Davis is an Epidemiologist who advises government and policymakers.
Ellen DeGeneres has COVID-19. The 62-year-old talk show host wrote that she is "feeling fine right now" and is quarantining at home. Following the announcement, producers of "The Ellen Show" said production will pause until January. They will be airing reruns until DeGeneres is able to return to work. DeGeneres tapes her show in Burbank, California and social distancing is practiced on set. "Anyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified," DeGeneres wrote.
In this festive edition of the show, our music critics Marjorie Hache and Florence Villeminot take a look back over the highs and lows of 2020. This year, the world was brought to a standstill by the Covid-19 pandemic, which inevitably impacted the music industry as whole. How have artists coped with the various lockdowns and restrictions? What were the big hits of the year and our favourite interviews? And what are we looking forward to in 2021?

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