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Introduction: Foreign Correspondent: Behind Enemy Lines (01:17)


This segment orients viewers to the topic of the COVID-19 pandemic in New York and first responders.

Queens, New York (05:16)

Paramedics respond to 911 calls; daily ambulance calls have doubled. The U.S. leads the world in COVID-19 deaths. Paramedics take as many cautions as possible, but there is concern about viral load. Many paramedics shelter loved ones from the dangers of their work.

Healthcare Crisis (06:48)

The New York governor asks for help responding to COVID-19. Karishma Vyas reflects on the empty streets. A man plays guitar in his underpants in Times Square; he wants to be considered essential. Nurse practitioners from out of state arrive to reinforce medical staff.

System Breakdown (04:33)

Hospitals go on media lockdown; leaked reports reveal chaos and critical PPE shortages. Over 2,500 members of the NYPD are COVID positive. Ed Mullins helps provide PPE, hand sanitizer, and bleach to NYPD precincts.

Patient Care and Staffing (06:19)

Zach Kannapel describes treating COVID patients at a Bronx hospital and its mental impact. Healthcare workers are overworked and under-resourced; several protest conditions outside a Brooklyn medical center.

Patient Care (05:39)

The number of cardiac arrests has increased; the volume of 911 calls forces paramedics to reduce CPR administration times. Megan Pfeiffer discusses coping with conditions. Kannapel describes his day at the hospital.

Credits: Foreign Correspondent: Behind Enemy Lines (00:39)

Credits: Foreign Correspondent: Behind Enemy Lines

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With around 10,000 deaths estimated to have been caused by COVID-19, New York has become the epicentre of the US fight against the coronavirus outbreak. Foreign Correspondent's reporter Karishma Vyas, a New York resident, goes behind the lines of the city's battle to slow infections, save lives, protect its vulnerable and bury the dead.

Length: 31 minutes

Item#: BVL283727

ISBN: 979-8-88678-597-5

Copyright date: ©2020

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