Why Washington health officials fear novel coronavirus may have been quietly spreading

JUDY WOODRUFF: The toll from the coronavirus is edging up tonight across the United States. So far, there are six known deaths, all in Washington state, but there are fears the virus is considerably more widespread than previously known. Lisa Desjardins begins our coverage LISA DESJARDINS: In the greater Seattle area, health officials now question […]

With novel coronavirus deaths rising, health officials face grilling on Capitol Hill

JUDY WOODRUFF: The coronavirus outbreak has claimed more American lives and more American wealth. The death toll reached nine today, with more than 100 diagnosed cases nationwide. And as economic damage spread, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell announced that the Central Bank is cutting a key interest rate by half-a-point. JEROME POWELL, Federal Reserve Chairman: […]

How U.S. health officials are responding to the threat of novel coronavirus

JUDY WOODRUFF: And now back to our top story: more questions today about the fate of Americans aboard two cruise ships caught up in the global coronavirus crisis. Amna Nawaz has the latest. AMNA NAWAZ: This is not how Cheryl and Paul Molesky envisioned their cruise vacation. CHERYL MOLESKY, QUARANTINED Passenger: We have been in […]

CDC media briefing on healthcare-associated infections, March 26, 2014

>>>GOOD MORNING. I’M BARBARA REYNOLDS. WE’LL BEGIN IN JUST ONE MINUTE. FOLLOWING A BRIEF VIDEO.>>>On any given day, about 1 in 25 hospital patients have an infection caused by their medical care. Almost half of these patients are 65 or older. There are 5 places where patients are most likely to get infections: in the […]

Oprah Opens Up About Her Recent Health Scare For the First Time

We’re back with my friend Oprah Winfrey, who– I don’t know how many people know this– but you were very, very sick recently? Yes, I was. Very sick. I just got cleared yesterday. Congratulations. Yes. So here it is. I came back and I thought– I came back from overseas, and I thought I had […]

Bringing Healthcare to the People

– In Africa, there are millions of people who live out of the reach of healthcare. One out of five children will not reach the age of five. They will die from malaria, pneumonia, conditions we know how to treat. – It does not have to be that way. – The traditional model for healthcare […]