Frontline nurses explain how the US reached 400,000 deaths before any other country | 5 News Podcast
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The United States has reached 400,000 deaths during the coronavirus cases, way more than any other country in the world, on Donald Trump's last day as President. His replacement, Joe Biden, has said he will make tackling the pandemic the priority and knows his role will firmly be as crisis management for his first 100 days. However, those fighting the virus on America's frontlines in the hospitals have said the administration has been behind every step of the way. Identical twins Jim and Joe Gentile have been working as nurses in the healthcare system for over 40 years each - they say they've wrapped more bodies in two months than they had in 42 years. They tell Andy Bell that it's been doctors and nurses coming up with solutions to tackle the virus, while the administration has been hesistant and unhelpful. They believe it doesn't matter whose in the White House, but put their faith in the vaccine. How did we get here? Explaining the news is a podcast from 5 News. Join Andy Bell as he explains the world's biggest news stories through interviews with politicians, experts and analysts.
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