PPE Shortage "Only Gotten Worse" Amid COVID Pandemic
When speaking about the shortage of PPE amid the COVID-19 pandemic, President of the American Medical Association, Susan Bailey, said in a recent statement, "that same situation exists today, and in many ways things have only gotten worse."
The United Nations officially turned 75 years old, but this milestone comes as COVID-19 rages around the world, upending lives and deepening crises.
As the world body marks its anniversary, we look at how the UN, founded in 1945, is holding up in today's realities and how the pandemic is shaping its response to key challenges of global health, poverty, and conflict.
CGTN's Liling Tan reports. India's capital Delshi is seeing a sudden surge in coronavirus cases in the wake of the festive season. With this uptick, Delhi is experiencing a shortage of hospital beds, with COVID-19 patients not getting access to hospital care easily. India is still the second worst hit country in the world with over 9 Million confirmed Covid-19 cases. Multiple European countries have announced a return to #lockdown while the second wave of the #Covid #pandemic sweeps across the continent. France is the latest country to join that list as French President Emmanuel Macron announced the news in his address to the nation on Wednesday night.
But does France really need to go back into lockdown?
Jean-François Toussaint, professor of physiology at the University of Paris, debates Jan-Cédric Hansen, vice president of the Global health security alliance. Just like every year, after Thanksgiving comes Black Friday and then Small Business Saturday.
2020 isn't like every year, though. Amid COVID-19, supporting locally-owned businesses is even more important!