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NBC News 18 Apr 2020

This Work Will 'Always Be Worth It': Frontline Medical Staff Share Their Stories

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Medical workers on the frontlines share their stories as they fight to save lives during the coronavirus pandemic.


The wealthy antiques dealer who hid treasure in the Rockies 10 years ago has come forward with a photo that he says proves it wasn't a hoax. Forrest Fenn announced earlier this month that a man who wished to remain anonymous found the chest of gold and jewels reportedly worth over $2 million. Inside Edition spoke to Dr. Lori Verderame, a prominent appraiser, for her opinion on the value. One coin is known as the "ship of gold" coin and dates back to 1857, and is said to be worth $15,000.
The Navy will not reinstate the fired commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier following an investigation of leadership's handling of a coronavirus outbreak onboard in March.

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday said on Friday that the service will uphold its firing of Capt. Brett Crozier, who was removed from his post after a letter he wrote pleading for help with the outbreak leaked to the media.

"He will not be reassigned nor will he be eligible for future command," Gilday told reporters at the Pentagon.

The Navy will also place a hold on the promotion of Rear Adm. Stu Baker, the one-star commander of Carrier Strike Group 9 and the senior officer onboard the Roosevelt at the time of the COVID-19 outbreak, Gilday said.

Both men will be able to remain in the Navy though it's likely the saga will put an end to their careers.

The Navy's decision to stand by Crozier's firing is an about face from April, when a preliminary investigation recommended that the captain be reinstated.

A wider investigation, started in April after the preliminary probe, then led Gilday to conclude that "Capt. Crozier and Adm. Baker fell well short of what we expect of those in command."

"Had I known then what I know today, I would have not made that recommendation to reinstate Capt. Crozier," Gilday said. "Moreover, if Capt. Crozier were still in command today, I would be relieving him."


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High in the Himalayas, China has been exerting its presence to deadly effect. Last month, 20 Indian soldiers were killed in hand-to-hand combat in a disputed territory along the Sino-Indian border.

The standoff between the two nuclear neighbours is just the latest move by Beijing to use its growing economic might in political and territorial disputes.

China's President Xi Jinping has been extending the country's reach across the South China Sea, increasing defence spending from $143bn in 2010 to $261bn in 2019, according to data from Stockholm International Institute of Peace Research.

Al Jazeera's Alex Gatopoulos takes a closer look at China's naval ambitions and we talk to Collin Koh, a research fellow at the Institute for Defence and Strategic Studies at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, about Beijing's claim to the South China Sea.

Also on Counting the Cost: Oil-producing nations are adjusting to the new normal amid the pandemic. Long in development, Nigeria has opened the taps on a $2.8bn gas pipeline, which it hopes will create jobs and reduce its dependence on oil.
During a press conference, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that any NYPD officer that is under investigation for their conduct, they will not be present during protests.

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THANK YOU. >>> NURSES AND DOCTORS ARE %
>>> NURSES AND DOCTORS ARE % REACHING THE LINES EVERY DAY %
REACHING THE LINES EVERY DAY % FIGHTING THE CORONAVIRUS. %
FIGHTING THE CORONAVIRUS. % HERE IS A LOOK AT WHAT THEY ARE
HERE IS A LOOK AT WHAT THEY ARE GOING THROUGH. %
GOING THROUGH. % >> WE ARE BEING ASKED AS %
>> WE ARE BEING ASKED AS % FRONTLINE HEALTH PROVIDERS TO
FRONTLINE HEALTH PROVIDERS TO BE PREPARED TO ACT LIKE
BE PREPARED TO ACT LIKE SOLDIERS WORKING IN A BATTLE. %
SOLDIERS WORKING IN A BATTLE. % IS THAT HOW YOU I FEEL? %
IS THAT HOW YOU I FEEL? % MY ANSWER IS NO, THIS IS OUR %
MY ANSWER IS NO, THIS IS OUR % JOB>> THERE IS OVERWHELMING %
JOB>> THERE IS OVERWHELMING % PRIDE IN THE STAFF. %
PRIDE IN THE STAFF. % THERE IS PRIDE THAT YOU TELL %
THERE IS PRIDE THAT YOU TELL % PEOPLE, THIS IS WHAT I DO. %
PEOPLE, THIS IS WHAT I DO. % I TOLD THE STAFF EARLY ON WHEN %
I TOLD THE STAFF EARLY ON WHEN % I MET THE THEM, NURSING IS NOT %
I MET THE THEM, NURSING IS NOT % FOR SISSIES. %
FOR SISSIES. % THERE IS NOTHING EASY ABOUT THE
THERE IS NOTHING EASY ABOUT THE JOB. %
JOB. % IT WILL ALWAYS BE WORTH IT. %
IT WILL ALWAYS BE WORTH IT. % >> I HAVE SEEN HOW UNFAIR THE %
>> I HAVE SEEN HOW UNFAIR THE % VIRUS CAN BE. %
VIRUS CAN BE. % WHO IT CHOOSES AND IT IS
WHO IT CHOOSES AND IT IS UNFORGIVING.
UNFORGIVING. >> DE BY DAY AND I HAVE HAD A %
>> DE BY DAY AND I HAVE HAD A % CONVERSATION WITH HER ISSUES %
CONVERSATION WITH HER ISSUES % GETTING BETTER. %
GETTING BETTER. % IT MAKES IT REWARDING FOR WHAT
IT MAKES IT REWARDING FOR WHAT WE DO. %
WE DO. % THERE IS A LIGHT AT THE END OF %
THERE IS A LIGHT AT THE END OF % THE TUNNEL.
THE TUNNEL. >> STAFF DO NOT OTHERWISE
>> STAFF DO NOT OTHERWISE WORKED HOURS AND DAYS OF THE %
WORKED HOURS AND DAYS OF THE % DUE. %
DUE. % COMING IN DAY AFTER DAY AND %
COMING IN DAY AFTER DAY AND % NIGHT AFTER NIGHT TO HELP. %
NIGHT AFTER NIGHT TO HELP. % >> I THINK IF YOU HAD TOLD US %
>> I THINK IF YOU HAD TOLD US % ALL 30 DAYS AGO THAT ON THE %
ALL 30 DAYS AGO THAT ON THE % OTHER SIDE OF THIS WE WOULD BE %
OTHER SIDE OF THIS WE WOULD BE % A BETTER AND STRONGER UNIT %
A BETTER AND STRONGER UNIT % BECAUSE OF IT, I’M NOT SURE %
BECAUSE OF IT, I’M NOT SURE % PEOPLE WOULD UNDERSTAND THAT. %
PEOPLE WOULD UNDERSTAND THAT. % >> I KEEP HOPING THAT THE LAST %
>> I KEEP HOPING THAT THE LAST % DAYS ARE HERE. %
DAYS ARE HERE. % IT IS LOUDER THAN THE FEAR. %
IT IS LOUDER THAN THE FEAR. % THEY ARE RESILIENT AND OUR %
THEY ARE RESILIENT AND OUR % DESIRE TO DO GOOD AND IS BIGGER
DESIRE TO DO GOOD AND IS BIGGER THAN OUR ANXIETY. %

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