New York remains the epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak. Medical teams there are facing a surge of seriously ill patients, and doing so while concerned about their own level of protection from the disease. William Brangham talks to Adam…
By Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press
The pay would go to nurses, truck drivers grocery store clerks and others he said are are keeping Americans safe.
By Lisa Desjardins, Gretchen Frazee, Mike Fritz
As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the U.S., officials are warning that there are not enough medical professionals available to meet the growing needs of patients. The shortage has led to the easing of some regulations, enabling medical students to…
COVID-19 is a huge challenge for many U.S. hospitals, from large cities to rural areas. The next few weeks are expected to be especially difficult, as critical supplies dwindle and health care workers are stressed. William Brangham talks to Dr.
By Maria Cheng, Associated Press
The crisis has exposed a surprising paradox: Some of the world's best health systems are remarkably ill-equipped to handle a pandemic.
Illinois has become another national hot spot for coronavirus, with a surging number of confirmed cases. Most are in Cook County, the region that is home to Chicago. William Brangham talks to Dr. Claudia Fegan, chief medical officer for Cook…
By PBS NewsHour
More than 3 million Americans last week filed for unemployment benefits. Many who lost their jobs may now have to go without health insurance as well. And with a growing pandemic, the national conversation about universal health care is intensifying.
More U.S. hospitals are feeling the pressure and gravity of the spread of COVID-19. In New York state, hospitalizations rose 40 percent and 100 patients died in a single day. As the influx grows, some hospitals and medical practitioners are…
By Nick Schifrin, Ali Rogin
With close to 7,000 deaths, Italy is the country hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic so far. Its health care system, one of Europe’s best, is mustering all its resources to respond to the flood of patients infected with COVID-19.
Concern is growing around the country over how frontline health care workers will deal with a potential surge of patients. Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals are also worried about their own health and that of their families. William Brangham…
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