Beyond the hundreds who have died so far from the new disease, millions of lives are being disrupted in affected countries. In China, tens of millions of people are confined to their homes or neighborhoods. Food is scarce in some places. Emergency rooms are overwhelmed. Mistrust is growing. On this page, we are curating exemplary work showcasing the human impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The New York Times | Various Authors | Ongoing
In a new installment, The New York Times tells stories from individual people who are experiencing the epidemic in China firsthand. Visit this page a look inside China during this hectic period.
South China Morning Post | Feb 11, 2020
Devastating news from the epicenter of the outbreak: At least 500 medical workers have been infected with COVID-19, reports the South China Morning Post, leaving hospitals short-staffed and causing concern among healthcare workers. So far, three healthcare workers have died in Wuhan.
BBC shows that positivity can shine through grim situations as this report highlights some selfless acts by those isolated by mandatory quarantine in Wuhan, China during a time when they are typically visiting friends and family in celebration of the Lunar New Year. From frequent chants of “Stay strong Wuhan” to a restaurant worker making 200 lunches for medical workers in the area, the virus may have made the people of Wuhan stationary, but it has not broken their spirits.
BBC News | Jan. 28, 2020