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Battling coronavirus in Germany – doctors on the frontline | DW Documental

The number of coronavirus patients in intensive care is rising. Medics are trying to keep hospitals running normally. This moving documentary describes how patients and doctors in a southern German hospital work tirelessly to fight COVID-19. Barbara, a doctor, was one of the first Germans admitted to the hospital with COVID-19. She managed to beat […]

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World Health Organization becomes US-China battleground | DW Documentary

In March 2020, coronavirus infections began to soar around the world. But the World Health Organization was slow to react. It’s now accused of being a mouthpiece for China, and praising the transparency of the country’s government. Can the World Health Organization be salvaged? Diplomatic circles are increasingly skeptical. A new cold war has been […]

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Overcoming coronavirus | DW Documentary

After testing positive, Sigrid Straub had a severe case of Covid-19, ended up in intensive care, required a tracheotomy and was put on a ventilator. She didn’t think she would make it. The 48-year-old is traumatized by her near-death experience. Initially, 41 year old Peggy Graehn only had a mild case of coronavirus, which didn’t […]

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Coronavirus – making ends meet in New York | DW Documentary

Tamika Lawrence gave her all to become a Broadway actress. But she hasn’t appeared on a stage since the pandemic hit. Now, Tamika has to reinvent herself. New York has changed since COVID-19 struck. Even Times Square is almost deserted as people wear masks and observe social distancing. Tamika Lawrence is sad because she loves […]

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