Live: How to overcome obstacles at different stages of the COVID-19 pandemic

The Front Line – World Insight, a special program on COVID-19, brings together two Chinese, one Italian, one Korean and one U.S. medical professionals working on the front lines of the battle against #coronavirus to share their experience, discuss the difficulties they encountered and answer netizens’ questions.
Joining the conversation from Peking Union Medical College Hospital are Wei Cao, physician of infectious diseases, and Dong Wu, associate professor of gastroenterology, while Giovanni Rezza, director of the infectious disease department at the Italian National Institute of Health, dials in from Italy. Meanwhile, they are joined by Alice Hyun-Kyung Tan, internist at the MizMedi Women’s Hospital, and Paul Offit, professor of vaccinology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. #COVID19FrontLine
Do you have any questions on #COVID19 for the doctors? Share them with us using #MyOpinionOnCOVID19

In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Covid-19 vaccine race: Are the jabs becoming political?
  • Senate Democrats Hope for Bipartisan Support on Covid Stimulus :Bernie Sanders
  • Why is Biden adding minimum wage hikes to the COVID-19 relief bill?
  • Coronavirus: US to squeeze more vaccine doses out of Pfizer’s vials using special syringes
  • Coronavirus: Boris Johnson holds UK briefing – watch live
  • In This Story: Italy

    Italy is a republic in central Europe which forms a peninsula in the Mediterranean Sea as well as bordering France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. The islands of Sardinia and Sicily form part of the main territory of Italy. Italy is part of the Eurozone, having entered the common currency on 1st January 1999.

    The capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s “David” and Brunelleschi’s Duomo; Venice, the city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital.

    4 Recent Items: Italy

  • Italy PM set to quit and seek new govt amid pandemic and political turmoil
  • ‘Blackout challenge’ | Italy moves against TikTok over 10yo girl’s death
  • Coronavirus: Canada ranks 18th on world stage for vaccine rollout
  • Mediterranean migrant rescue ship Ocean Viking seeks safe harbor | DW News
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