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CGTN America 28 Aug 2020

The Heat: COVID-19 in the U.S

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With about a thousand people dying from COVID-19 every day, the U.S. still has the worst outbreak in the world with nearly a quarter of all coronavirus cases.

But the number is on the decline. And that could be welcome news for President Trump who has come under fire for his handling of the pandemic.

To discuss:

William Haseltine is the chair and president of ACCESS Health International and the author of "A Family Guide to Covid."
Stanley Perlman is a professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Iowa.
Georges Benjamin heads the American Public Health Association.
Joseph Williams is senior news editor at U.S. News and World Report.


A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics said that more than half a million children in the U.S. have been infected with the coronavirus. NBC News' Dr. John Torres explains what the report tells parents about COVID-19 in kids and how to keep them safe.
A new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics said that more than half a million children in the U.S. have been infected with the coronavirus. NBC News' Dr. John Torres explains what the report tells parents about COVID-19 in kids and how to keep them safe.
With now more than 31 million cases globally, and nearly one million deaths, health experts say there's growing concern the coronavirus pandemic could get even worse in the coming months.

India now has over 5.6 million cases with 90,000 deaths, and could surpass the United States for the most number of cases. The United States hit a grim milestone this week reaching 200,000 deaths and a top health official says 90% of the U.S. population is still at risk of getting sick. Europe is now experiencing a second wave of infections. On Tuesday, the British government announced new restrictions including working from home.

Joining the discussion:

* Chris Smith is a Clinical Lecturer in Virology at the University of Cambridge.
* Will Humble is the Executive Director of the Arizona Public Health Association.
* Joseph Williams is the Senior News Editor with U.S. News and World Report.
* Neha Dixit is an independent journalist who covers New Delhi.
* Dr. Pankaj Solanki is the medical director and owner of a COVID-19 dedicated hospital.
Cases of coronavirus are on the rise again in the U.S. and Europe. We will take a look on what is being done to contain the pandemic.

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