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Sky News 5 Apr 2020

Medics are 'holding their breath' treating patients because of lack of PPE


Dr Rinesh Parmar, chair of the Doctors' Association, says there's a big shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in hospitals.

He claims in a recent survey, over 40% of doctors said they don't have adequate eye protection and people are holding their breath because they're worried about catching COVID-19.

A growing number of Edmonton residents are swapping their front lawns for food-producing gardens and trees.
About this series: Even the most powerful people in our society are at the mercy of a virus that knows no rank and no title. Though some in politics and business have risen to the occasion, and some countries, like Taiwan and South Korea have managed to mitigate the impact of COVID-19, many governments around the world have been on their heels, wasting precious time to fight the virus's spread. Meanwhile, the kinds of international collaboration that have helped the world through previous crises is virtually absent.

And so this fight is being waged in large measure by front line responders, from medical workers risking their lives to the delivery people and pharmacy employees who aren't able to stay in their homes to the coroners who are confronting wartime body counts. This series of short documentaries are dedicated to them.
Dr. Zeke Emanuel explains "convalescent plasma"- how it works and how it could help in the fight against the pandemic. Aired on 04/24/2020.
Numerous states are beginning to reopen their economies this week, which is being applauded by many who are severely impacted by the economic damage from the shutdowns. However, others are pushing back against the move.

One America's Stephanie Myers spoke with Florida's former Lieutenant Governor, Jennifer Carroll, who discusses the importance of the issue.

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