CNN reporter breaks down as she ‘grieves’ for families affected by Covid

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A CNN reporter cried back tears during a live report after mourning families affected by the coronavirus.

Reporter Sarah Sidner could barely speak about the Covid 19 crisis in California on Tuesday.

Sarah broke down in tears after a report on the disproportionate number of black and Latino people affected by the virus.

The clip that aired on the show was about a family who had to organize their mother’s funeral in a parking lot.

It’s the tenth hospital I’ve been to, Sarah has started to hold back tears.

I’m sorry, she added. If you’ll excuse me, I’ll try to get the message across.

CNN reporter pauses during CNN's report on COVID-19 victims and their families

It’s heartbreaking (Photo: CNN).

Sarah tried to calm down and continued: We’re the 10th that I’ve been to the hospital, and I’ve seen how these families have to live after that, and the pain that goes so far and so wide.

It’s so hard to accept that she cried. I’m sorry about Alison.

Back in the studio, presenter Alisyn Camerota rightly replied: You don’t have to apologize.

We have followed your coverage on the ground throughout this terrible year and we are all struck by the sadness, the collective sadness, that we all find ourselves in.

And to see these families go through that and have to do these funerals in parking lots like you showed us, it’s just a collective trauma that we all go through.

CNN reporter pauses during CNN's report on COVID-19 victims and their families

Presenter Alisyn told Sarah that no apology was necessary (Photo: CNN).

Sarah ended her report by asking the audience to help each other through this ordeal.

It’s not right what we do to each other, she concluded.

These families should not have to go through this. No family should have to go through something like that. So, please, listen to what this family has to say. Don’t leave it to you.

Do what you can to prevent family members, neighbors, friends, teachers, doctors and firefighters from being killed – all these people are there to help you, but you have to do your part.

The decision comes after it was revealed that hospitals in Southern California are struggling to cope with the increase in covariectomy cases, as intensive care units are overcrowded and oxygen supplies run out.

According to The Times, 30,000 people were killed in the state yesterday, Johns Hopkins University said, following a weekend in which an estimated 50,000 new cases were reported in California in a single day.

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