Sam remembers the moment he realized he could no longer smile at patients. He was helping a nervous man suffering from COVID-19 at the New York City hospital where he works as a nurse. The patient cracked a joke, and Sam laughed. Then he felt air in his eye.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded with the US government for more help in expectation of a surge in COVID-19 cases next week, as new statistics emerged confirming that hundreds of thousands of people across the country have lost their jobs.
New York City is one of the few large school districts left in the country that has yet to cancel classes due to the coronavirus outbreak and the teachers that run the classroom say they’re “furious,” according to Facebook posts and statements from the teachers themselves.
Several of New York’s largest and most prestigious cultural institutions – including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall and the New York Philharmonic – announced that they would temporarily shut down in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Former movie producer Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison on Wednesday following his sexual assault and rape conviction last month in a case hailed as a victory for the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct.
The longest non-stop passenger flight touched down in Australia Sunday morning after more than 19 hours in the air, a milestone journey from New York that Qantas hopes to parlay into commercial success.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani refused to engage in a phone conversation with his American counterpart, Donald Trump, which had been arranged by French President Emmanuel Macron, leaving Trump waiting on the line, US media reports said.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, during his visit to New York for the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), held talks with his counterparts and other high-ranking officials from several countries.