COVID-19 Video Hub
We’ve curated and consolidated relevant video content about the coronavirus pandemic into an information hub to give you ‘at-a-glance’ access to reports that provide additional context in understanding this global challenge.
We’ve indexed them by:
On The Frontlines
The Best of Humanity
We’ll be updating them as the pandemic evolves and hope you find this collection helpful.
We follow evolving results that doctors and other health professionals on the front lines are experiencing with a number of treatment protocols and drugs.
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On The Frontlines
Dispatches from the frontlines of trying to cope with the C19 pandemic, and the many issues confronting doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers as they put their lives on the line to try and save patients.
The biggest issue for the medical professionals is being able to protect themselves in the face of shortages in PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).
In the most recent video on this issue, nurses in the U.K. are being told to refuse treating patients if adequate PPE can’t be provided.
ITV News reports The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is urging its members to refuse to treat patients as a “last resort” if adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) can not be provided.
The advice came as the UK coronavirus death toll topped 10,000 and NHS trusts confirmed the deaths of more health workers, after Health Secretary Matt Hancock paid tribute to 19 NHS staff who died after contracting Covid-19.
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We’ve curated a number of videos that visualize how the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 disease attacks the body, and how it spreads through the global population.
Some videos may be dated from earlier in the pandemic, but we’ve included them because they contain important insights or information that is not affected by date.
Inclusion here does not indicate an endorsement of any entity that’s produced them.
We begin with what we have found to be the most articulate and understandable walk-through of anything we would want to know about this virus, where it came from, how it infects us, and what we can do about it.
Dr. Soon-Shiong (MD, MBBCh, MSc, FRCS (C), FACS) proposes that understanding how the virus infects our bodies and strategies toward treatment can help us allay our anxiety about it.
He is a surgeon and scientist who has spent his career studying the human immune system to fight cancer and infectious diseases. Dr. Soon-Shiong is also the chairman and CEO of NantWorks, and the owner of, or investor in, a number of companies, including ImmunityBio and NantKwest which are currently researching immunotherapies for COVID-19.
Watching this video will be the best half-hour time investment you can make during this pandemic.
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Here, we’ve curated a number of videos that address the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic beyond the healthcare system into other sectors.
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Here, we’ve curated a number of videos that address various issues that have emerged from the coronavirus pandemic from before the first identification of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to present day.
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The Best of Humanity
Every day we wake up to the spiritually deafening din of the world at war with COVID-19.
With most of us in lockdowns, in many cases separated from family, friends and colleagues, the emotional and physical disconnect can be overwhelming.
We’ve curated a number of videos that we hope can help to quell that din and the resulting anxiety and worry spawned when the harsh realities of life in a pandemic lurch upon us.
Sometimes it can be the simplest words from fellow human beings, be they a monarch inspiring resolve, or a former inmate eloquently describing the dignity he tries to impart as he helps to bury unclaimed COVID-19 victims, that touch us deeply.
They let us know there are good and decent people out there, and that when we feel at our lowest, we can still take inspiration from the best of humanity among us.
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“We will meet again”
Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain has made a special address to the nation for only the fifth time in her 67 year reign, and has followed it with an Easter Message.
In paying tribute to a “generation of Britons as strong as any” in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic, Her Majesty’s reassuring and comforting address from Windsor Castle, had people recalling her very first broadcast during another challenging time 80 years ago.
Since her words are applicable to those on the coronavirus frontlines as healthcare professionals or essential workers in any country, we have embedded the addresses here, for your inspiration.
One World: Together At Home
‘One World: Together At Home’ global special aired on Saturday, 18 April 2020 in celebration and support of healthcare workers.
The broadcast featured real experiences from doctors, nurses and families around the world.
Powered by commitments from supporters and corporate partners in benefit of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund, the broadcast special also benefits local and regional charities that provide food, shelter and healthcare to those that need help the most.
The historic broadcast was hosted by Jimmy Fallon of ‘The Tonight Show”, Jimmy Kimmel of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and Stephen Colbert of ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”.
Friends from Sesame Street were also on hand to help unify and inspire people around the world to take meaningful actions that increase support for the global COVID-19 response.
Curated in collaboration with Lady Gaga, the broadcast included Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Elton John, FINNEAS, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Paul McCartney, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan, The Rolling Stones and Stevie Wonder.
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Andrea Bocelli: Music For Hope
On Easter Sunday (April 12, 2020), by invitation of the City and of the Duomo cathedral of Milan, Italian global music icon Andrea Bocelli gave a solo performance representing a message of love, healing and hope to Italy and the world.
“On the day in which we celebrate the trust in a life that triumphs, I’m honored and happy to answer ‘Sì’ to the invitation of the City and the Duomo of Milan.
I believe in the strength of praying together; I believe in the Christian Easter, a universal symbol of rebirth that everyone – whether they are believers or not – truly needs right now.
Thanks to music, streamed live, bringing together millions of clasped hands everywhere in the world, we will hug this wounded Earth’s pulsing heart, this wonderful international forge that is reason for Italian pride.
The generous, courageous, proactive Milan and the whole of Italy will be again, and very soon, a winning model, engine of a renaissance that we all hope for. It will be a joy to witness it, in the Duomo, during the Easter celebration which evokes the mystery of birth and rebirth.”
The Maestro, with the Foundation that carries his name, is currently involved in an emergency COVID-19 campaign. The Andrea Bocelli Foundation (ABF) has started a fundraiser to help hospitals purchase all the instrumentation and equipment necessary to protect their medical staff.
It is possible to donate through the GoFundMe campaign.
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BBC: Bringing Us Closer
Often in times of crisis, we turn to the written wisdom of scholars and poets for context and comfort, when our own words fail us.
In the United Kingdom, public broadcaster The British Broadcasting Corporation – the BBC as we all know it – has done the same, choosing the poem Don’t Quit composed in 1921 by Edgar Guest, and read by Idris Alba, the star of the BBC Drama Luther.
The 90 second film from BBC Creative demonstrates that, in the words of the public broadcaster, “Even though we are physically further apart than ever before, the BBC is helping us create shared experiences and emotions that will bring us closer as a society when we need it most.”
The real life images could be from any other country around the world that is trying to cope with this massive pandemic. And the words are applicable to every one of us, no matter which borders we reside behind.
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The Last Responders
It’s a chronicle of “Three Days in a Detroit Funeral Home Ravaged by the Coronavirus” in a city that has been a hotspot for COVID-19 deaths, amid the African American community which has been disproportionately affected by this pandemic.
It’s also a testament to the humanity of heroes among us like the Kemp family while in the midst of unprecedented demand for their services in helping families navigate unprecedented and unexpected tragedies.
The Hart Island Project
The drone footage in this video elicits a sad pause of reflection. Through it, we bear solemn witness to the mass burial of COVID-19 victims and other unclaimed souls on New York City’s Hart Island, now every 24 hours.
The Hart Island Project is an advocacy group that encourages the public to visit the island’s mass cemetery. The drone video they shot is a respectful and soulful chronicle of the final journey for people who died alone with no-one to claim them and mourn them.
With great humanity, the narrator, former Rikers Island inmate Vincent Mingalone, says, “We did the best we could with dignity and we handled the bodies carefully.”
A Virtual Last Farewell
It’s a virtual chronicle of the heartbreaking reality facing more and more families who have elderly parents or grandparents ravaged by COVID-19 and facing their last days in an ICU alone. The agony for loved ones not being allowed to be there to offer comfort is immeasurable.
For the Neutz family, technology provided the next best thing as their matriarch, Keiko Neutz, 87, lay in a hospital, her condition rapidly worsening.
They were able to say their goodbyes through a series of video chats that they shared with the Wall Street Journal.
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