April 2, 2020 | NPR · “This virus, which was unknown to us three months ago, has exposed the weaknesses and inequities in our health systems and societies,” World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says.
April 2, 2020 | NPR · Ventilators can be lifesaving for some critically ill patients, but they’re no panacea. The experience so far with COVID-19 is that the majority of patients put on ventilators don’t survive.
April 2, 2020 | NPR · A program in the Democratic Republic of Congo has helped survivors mourn the loss of a loved one to Ebola — and may be relevant for families coping with death in the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 2, 2020 | FA · Trauma surgeon David Nott has volunteered in war zones and disaster areas around the world. Now he’s treating COVID-19 patients in London. He calls the pandemic a “disaster zone for the whole world.”
April 2, 2020 | NPR · Fernanda Melchor’s poetic, foul-mouthed new novel sits on the border between crime fiction and horror: A woman known as the Witch has been murdered, and her neighbors want to know who did it and why/
April 2, 2020 | NPR · In her graphic memoir,cartoonist Huda Fahmy explains how her parents played a role in her romantic relationships. She hopes her book is representation “for people who want to find love in this way.”
April 2, 2020 | NPR · Bucky Pizzarelli, a tasteful sage of jazz guitar who spent the first phase of his career as a prolific session player and the latter as a celebrated patriarch, died on Wednesday in Saddle River, N.J.