Closer Look: AMA President Talks Keeping Medical Professionals Safe; COVID-19 Impacts American Cancer Society Operations, Patients; How Meals On Wheels Is Feeding Those In Need

Health care workers from Virginia Hospital Center put on their personal protective equipment before people arrive at a drive through testing site for coronavirus in Arlington, Va., on March 20, 2020.
Health care workers from Virginia Hospital Center put on their personal protective equipment before people arrive at a drive through testing site for coronavirus in Arlington, Va., on March 20, 2020.
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Wednesday, March 25, 2020 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • 00:00: Rose Scott reports on the current number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations as of noon today.
  • Meanwhile, starting tomorrow, MARTA will temporarily no longer collect bus fares in light of the coronavirus.
  • Finally, the City of Decatur has issued a stay at home order, beginning today.
  • 05:12: The White House and Senate announced a $2 trillion coronavirus spending package yesterday, which includes aid for the nation’s health care system. President of the American Medical Association, Dr. Patrice Harris, joins “Closer Look” by phone to discuss this funding, and how medical professionals can keep themselves safe amid the pandemic.
  • 20:55: American Cancer Society CEO Gary Reedy and Dr.  Len Lichtenfeld, ACS deputy chief medical officer, join “Closer Look” by phone to discuss how the coronavirus is impacting ACS operations, cancer patients and hospitals.
  • 40:13: Hillary Baker, chief marketing officer at Meals On Wheels Atlanta, joins “Closer Look” by phone to discuss how the organization is feeding those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Closer Look” is produced by Candace Wheeler, Grace Walker and LaShawn Hudson.