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Concerns over federal testing response mount as COVID-19 cases climb
07/27/2020 2:30 PM
The White House Coronavirus Task Force's coronavirus testing czar acknowledged that test results are still taking too long but said the U.S. has enough testing capacity. State leaders and some health experts warn that the testing system is still not robust enough to handle the coronavirus outbreak. David Begnaud reports.
WHO says keeping borders shut to thwart COVID-19 not "sustainable"
07/27/2020 1:41 PM
Sealed borders "not necessarily a sustainable strategy for the world's economy, for the world's poor, or for anybody else," top WHO official says.
Atrium Health CEO calls for national registry for COVID testing supplies
07/26/2020 3:08 PM
Atrium Health CEO Eugene Woods testified before the Senate earlier this week, telling lawmakers "we don't have enough reagents" to process coronavirus tests
Scott Gottlieb: High rate of COVID-19 spread in schools making it "very hard to open" in fall
07/26/2020 2:48 PM
The former FDA commissioner suggests that testing delays need to be resolved before widespread reopenings of America's schools.
Gottlieb: Community spread makes it "very hard to open" schools
07/26/2020 2:35 PM
Gottlieb said on "Face the Nation" a positivity rate above 10% is the "threshold where you really want to think carefully about closing the school districts."
U.S. surpasses 4 million confirmed coronavirus cases
07/24/2020 12:29 PM
The fight against the coronavirus hit another grim milestone as the U.S. sees 4 million confirmed cases, with the rate of new cases dramatically increasing. David Begnaud reports.
"Miracle Larry" Kelly leaves hospital after 128 days battling coronavirus, 51 days on ventilator
07/23/2020 1:27 PM
64-year-old Larry Kelly was admitted to a hospital in March when his health rapidly declined after testing positive for the coronavirus. At one point, his family was called to the hospital to say goodbye. "Miracle Larry" Kelly is now back at home with his family and on the road to recovery after more than 120 days in the hospital. Dr. Tara Narula reports.
New Amtrak CEO talks about riding the rails during the coronavirus pandemic
07/23/2020 12:57 PM
Much like the airlines, Amtrak is feeling the effects of an unprecedented drop in demand. The company is facing a reduction in service, furloughs and some criticism from Congress. Amtrak's new CEO started just as the coronavirus cases began to soar in March. He spoke to CBS transportation correspondent Kris Van Cleave.
Walmart workers to get cash bonus and Thanksgiving Day off
07/22/2020 2:24 PM
Retail giant says it will spend $428 million in new round of worker bonuses, citing "trying year" for its employees.
Pfizer to provide U.S. with 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses
07/22/2020 1:46 PM
U.S. government will pay pharmaceutical firms almost $2 billion, with a pledge to provide the vaccines for free.
Breaking down President Trump's shift in tone about the coronavirus
07/22/2020 1:34 PM
CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss President Trump resuming regular coronavirus briefings and his statement that the outbreak will get worse before it gets better. Plus, he will talk about Mr. Trump's mixed messages on wearing masks and the debate on Capitol Hill about the next coronavirus spending bill.
In change of tone, President Trump says pandemic will likely get worse before it gets better
07/22/2020 12:19 PM
In a dramatic shift in tone, President Trump now says the coronavirus pandemic is likely to get worse before it gets better. He is encouraging Americans to wear masks and says he's open to more funding for testing. Ben Tracy reports on the president's first COVID-19 briefing in months.
Biden unveils $775 billion plan for child care, elder care and care for people with disabilities
07/22/2020 12:19 PM
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday unveiled a $775 billion plan to expand care for children, the elderly and people with disabilities, and create 3 million new jobs. The proposal comes as the former vice president continues to weigh potential running mates, including four Black women. Ed O'Keefe reports.
Atlanta mayor discusses Governor Kemp's lawsuit on the city's mask mandate and rollback to Phase 1
07/22/2020 12:08 AM
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss Georgia Governor Brian Kemp's lawsuit against her and the Atlanta City Council over the city's new mask mandate and rollback to Phase 1.
Answering teachers' questions about going back to school this fall
07/22/2020 12:08 AM
Dan Domenech, the executive director of the American Association of School Administrators answers questions from America's teachers about going back to school safely this fall.





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