Story of Fighting COVID-19: California nurse on how the U.S. failed to contain pandemic at the start

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  • With over 920,000 COVID-19 confirmed cases and more than 50,000 deaths in the country, the pandemic poses an unprecedented health challenge to all Americans.

    Shirley, a registered nurse working for the past decade, has firsthand experience with the pandemic in California. From her story, we can see how life in California gradually changed and how the lack of medical supplies for medics affects her and her colleagues.

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    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.

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    • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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