Racism and xenophobia are on the rise as the coronavirus spreads

Asians and Asian Americans are facing increased discrimination linked to the spread of the novel coronavirus, impacting businesses as well as individuals. In New York City’s Chinatown, restaurant owner Rose Wu says business has dropped significantly since the coronavirus outbreak.

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Beirut in shock as deadly explosion adds to suffering from Covid-19 and economic crisis

Go inside Beirut, Lebanon, where Ben Wedeman takes us inside CNN’s wrecked bureau after a massive explosion Tuesday killed dozens and sent thousands more to hospitals already overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic.The blast, which was reportedly heard from more than one hundred miles away, has caused massive damage and is…

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On the front lines in America’s coronavirus epicenter

New York City is now the epicenter of America’s largest coronavirus outbreak. We spent one week following the journey of emergency room physician Dr. Calvin Sun, who explains how dire the situation has become on the front lines of this crisis. In hospitals across New York City, there is a…

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WHO official: We are at a ‘critical point’ of the pandemic

The World Health Organization has warned that the world needs a “reality check” on the state of the pandemic, as countries abandon restrictions despite four weeks of rising deaths and seven weeks of rising cases globally. CNN’s John Berman speaks with Maria van Kerkhove, the WHO’s technical lead for coronavirus…

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Hear doctor’s message for people with J&J vaccine concerns

Dr. Carlos del Rio, the executive associate dean at Emory University School of Medicine, explains why the public should not “freak out” over Johnson & Johnson’s decision to call for a pause in use of their Covid-19 vaccine as rare side effects in six women are investigated.

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Attorney for 2nd Lt. Nazario: He was terrified he was going to get shot

CNN’s Don Lemon speaks to Jonathan Arthur, attorney for US Army officer 2nd Lt. Caron Nazario. Nazario is suing two Virginia police officers after they drew guns, pepper sprayed him and pushed him to the ground during a traffic stop in December 2020. One officer has since been fired.

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Former DHS Secretary: Windsor Police Force owes entire US Army apology

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson speaks to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer about US Army officer 2nd Lt. Caron Nazario, who is suing two Virginia police officers after they pointed guns at him, pepper sprayed him and pushed him to the ground during a traffic stop in December 2020 for…

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