How did it come to this? A virus a thousand times smaller than a dust mote has humbled and humiliated the planet’s most powerful nation. America has failed to protect its people, leaving them with illness and financial ruin. It has lost its status as a global leader. It has careened between inaction and ineptitude. The breadth and magnitude of its errors are difficult, in the moment, to truly fathom.
Restaurants let go of their servers and cooks. Hotels furloughed housekeepers and concierges. Corporations laid off managers and salespeople.
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand lifted all social and economic restrictions except border controls after declaring on Monday it was free of the coronavirus, one of the first countries in the world to return to pre-pandemic normality.
Public and private events, the retail and hospitality industries and all public transport were allowed to resume without the distancing rules still in place across much of the world.
A 9-year-old boy in Kenya has received a prestigious award for building a hand-washing machine to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Stephen Wamukota was named by Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta as a recipient of the Uzalendo Award alongside dozens of others who have helped contribute to the country's anti-COVID-19 fight.
Wamukota's invention allows people to clean their hands without touching anything, therefore minimizing any possible contact with the virus during the process.
(CNN)Last month, Covid-19 claimed the life of a 30-year-old Brooklyn schoolteacher named Rana Zoe Mungin. After weeks on life support, she died on April 27.
“I saw nothing better I could do to give back to people like my mom, my dad," Kentez Craig said.
When Kentez Craig was a teenager, he was riding in the car with his father one day when they came upon a vehicle on fire along the side of the road. Craig’s dad, a paramedic, pulled the car to a stop and rushed out to help.
Just as quickly as coronavirus has spread, so too have the falsehoods about the virus and what you can do to protect yourself.
SAN ANTONIO – After spending weeks in the hospital battling COVID-19, one San Antonio man is finally heading home.
Photojournalist Bill Caldera gives us an inside look at his remarkable recovery.
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