In this week’s show, we put the focus on the thousands of French people who contracted Covid-19 and came out the other side. We look at the long road to recovery that lies ahead for some, as well as lingering symptoms for others. We also talk to an infectious diseases specialist about immunity, vaccines and discrimination Covid-19 ‘survivors’ may face. We end by hearing the heartwarming story of 103-year-old Hélène-François, who beat the virus after three months in hospital.
Samaritan's Purse, a US-based Christian global relief agency, is building a field hospital on Central Park's East Meadow lawn, from one of the facilities in the Mount Sinai hospital group. "It's very surreal to be here in New York," says Christine Dirks, a nurse more used to operating on abroad fields. The NGO already has a similar facility in Italy where they are helping with the coronavirus outbreak. The Central Park field hospital will have a 68 beds capacity, including ICU beds, and will be ready to take care of patients on Tuesday morning.
A British woman, Dagmar Turner, 53, went under the knife at King’s College Hospital in London to have a dangerous tumour removed from her brain. The complicated brain surgery saw her play her beloved violin through part of the operation, as requested by the doctors to preserve her kills.
The Washington Post's Afghanistan Papers leak reveals in shocking detail just how consecutive US administrations lied to the public about winning the war. Also, we look at reactions to the World Cup and Olympic doping ban on Russia. Boris Johnson sparks anger over his bizarre reaction to a picture of a sick boy lying on a hospital floor while waiting for a bed. Finally, we discover the Golden Globe nominations and a study showing the things people will swipe from hot.