MSNBC 25 Jun 2020

'Nobody Has A Bed Anywhere': Doctors Address Spike In Cases Across Nation


Dr. Cedric Dark, Houston emergency room doctor, and Dr. Irwin Redlener, Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University join Chris Jansing as the United States records its highest single day total in COVID-19 cases. Dark says his and every hospital in the region is overwhelmed, which Redlener says is just one result of an "oblivious" White House. Aired on 6/25/2020.

On the spike in coronavirus cases across the United States, Governor Andrew Cuomo blames the White House for the lack of a ‘national strategy:' "We handled it in New York and the nation learned nothing from that experience, frankly." Aired on 08/03/2020.
Despite repeated pleas from healthcare officials for citizens to wear a mask and practice social distance - those pleas are being ignored by a significant population in the United States, which now has a quarter of all confirmed COVID-19 cases in the world.

Most doctors say those two simple solutions are the easiest things Americans can do to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

In the U.S. state of Texas, where COVID-19 numbers spiked, many citizens said a mask just doesn't fit their lifestyle.
There's more evidence of the severe problems being faced by people who need a test for coronavirus and of thousands of results being delayed.

The prime minister Boris Johnson blamed the shortage on what he called a "colossal spike" in demand, with the re-opening of schools being the prime cause.

Boris Johnson's critics say it's also the case that the government has failed to deliver on its promises. Mr Johnson told MPs that everything possible was being done and that he was determined to avoid another lockdown which he said would be "disastrous for the economy".

Meanwhile health officials in the north-west of England have warned that the coronavirus testing system there is at breaking point.

The demand is so great that some hospitals in Bolton, Wigan and the Wirral have warned people with symptoms to stay away, saying there are no tests at their accident and emergency departments.

Officials in the north-east of England say they will impose new restrictions by the end of the week.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by health editor Hugh Pym, health correspondent Dominic Hughes and Fiona Trott.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford says a major spike in COVID-19 cases in the province is 'a cause for concern.' The province reported 313 cases of COVID-19 on Monday.


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