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CGTN America 30 Apr 2020

The Essential People: Fighting COVID-19 on Chicago's South Side

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COVID-19 has placed a huge strain on the resources of the country's hospitals.
That is especially true of Roseland Community Hospital, a small but vital safety-net hospital on Chicago's South Side.
CGTN was allowed exclusive access to the hospital that was already facing a funding shortage and is now, according to hospital administrators, hanging by a thread.
And the death toll in the U.S. from the pandemic continues to rise and now tops 60,000.


Former NFL safety Myron Rolle, who is now a neurosurgery resident at Massachusetts General Hospital, joins Golic and Wingo to talk about being on the front lines fighting COVID-19.

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Toronto Mayor John Tory has been helping lead his city through the COVID-19 pandemic, while his daughter Dr. Susan Tory has been dealing with the health impacts of the coronavirus first-hand.

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Essential, invisible, or expendable? Today we launch our series on the #essential people who continue to work during the #coronavirus pandemic. We talked to undocumented migrant farmers in California who are risking their lives to bring produce to U.S. consumers. #covid19

CGTN's Ediz Tiyansan spoke with some farm workers in California - to hear about the pandemic from their perspective.
Two cruise ships on which four people with Covid-19 have died have docked in Florida - after weeks of uncertainty at sea.

The Zaandam and its sister ship the Rotterdam both arrived in Fort Lauderdale after they'd been barred from ports in South America. They'd also been told they couldn't dock in Florida - a decision later reversed.

Passengers fit for travel will disembark and fly home. Several dozen with mild symptoms will stay on board for a quarantine period. The 14 people with severe symptoms will be treated in local hospitals.

The Zaandam left Buenos Aires on 7 March and was meant to finish its trip in Chile two weeks later - but was barred from docking after a virus outbreak on board.

It was then joined by the Rotterdam for supplies, and both ships found themselves in limbo with no port accepting their call.

Another cruise ship, the Coral Princess - which also has confirmed cases on board - will arrive in Florida on Saturday.

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