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South African forces take aggressive measures to enforce coronavirus precautions


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 09:20:15 -0400

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South Africa is reporting over 1,300 confirmed coronavirus cases, making it the hardest-hit African country so far. In the township of Alexandra in Johannesburg, one of the nation's poorest communities, security forces fire rubber bullets at those defying orders to stay at home. Debora Patta speaks to a resident who highlighted the struggle of remaining indoors while living in a one-room house with six people.

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Chicago ER doctor explains why coronavirus pandemic "scares" him


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 09:19:33 -0400

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"I deal with gunshots every day and trauma and crazy stuff and this is the only thing that scares me," said emergency room doctor, Dr. Scott Samlan. He and his colleagues at Mount Sinai Hospital on Chicago's west side have been on the front lines battling the coronavirus pandemic with the limited supplies they have, even being forced to make their own masks to make up for the supply shortage. He speaks to David Begnaud about the struggles he and his fellow colleagues are facing as the crisis deepens.

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Coronavirus updates: Deadliest day yet puts U.S. COVID-19 toll over 4,000


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 09:14:24 -0400

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Globally the disease has claimed more than 42,000 lives, and the White House says it could kill more than 200,000 in America alone.

Read more: Coronavirus updates: Deadliest day yet puts U.S. COVID-19 toll over 4,000


Chicago ER doctor: Virus crisis is "the only thing that scares me"


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 09:13:59 -0400

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"This is the most scared I've ever been being an ER doctor, and it's not just because of me. It's because I have a wife and a 2-year-old and a 1-year-old at home and I don't want to expose them," he told CBS News' David Begnaud.

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Drastic, early action seems to keep a lid on Jordan's COVID-19 outbreak


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 09:05:54 -0400

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Strict lockdown measures were implemented in the kingdom after just a few cases of the new coronavirus popped up, and it appears to be working.

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California Governor Gavin Newsom touts state's "early action" on coronavirus


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 09:03:35 -0400

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California Governor Gavin Newsom sits down with CBS News' Anna Werner to discuss the state's latest tally of over 8,500 reported coronavirus cases. Newsom credited the state's "early actions" for the number, low compared to New York's 76,000 confirmed cases. What he is worried most about, Newsom revealed, was public fatigue over social distancing guidelines pushing people to brush them off, possibly lengthening the pandemic as a result.

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American workers speak out on life after coronavirus layoffs


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 09:03:34 -0400

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The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis estimates that about 47 million workers could lose their jobs as companies affected by the coronavirus cut staff. Tony Dokoupil speaks to American workers who have been cut from their jobs, many who say they are not surprised by their job loss but still need to find a way to pay their bills.

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Dr. Agus calls on federal government to strengthen coronavirus precautions


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 08:46:50 -0400

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The White House coronavirus task force warned Americans in a press conference that anywhere between 100,000 to 240,000 people could likely die before the pandemic is over. Dr. David Agus credited social distancing guidelines as the reason the number isn't higher, yet said more could be done. He called on the federal government to strengthen mandates to keep people following the guidelines set by the White House during an appearance on "CBS This Morning."

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New York compared to "disaster zone" as coronavirus crisis deepens


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 08:46:49 -0400

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New York is reporting over 76,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, remaining the epicenter of the U.S.'s outbreak. Over 1,700 New York residents have died of the illness. Hospitals across the city say their ICUs are nearly full as Governor Andrew Cuomo warns the worst may still be three weeks away. Mola Lenghi reports from the Navy hospital ship, the USS Comfort, which is docked outside of New York City.

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Trump shifts tone with grim coronavirus warnings


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 08:30:33 -0400

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President Trump's coronavirus task force shared grim projections for the country's future amid the coronavirus crisis, estimating that 100,000 to 240,000 Americans could die before the crisis is over. The tone of the press conference marks a stark departure from Mr. Trump's previous media appearances, where he mostly touted the success of his administration's response. Weijia Jiang is at the White House where she breaks down the president's latest message.

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Watch live: Coronavirus Task Force gives update on response


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 08:06:55 -0400

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President Trump has painted a sobering picture of the toll the virus is expected to take on the country.

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Dozens in California nursing home hit with COVID-19 and 2 have died


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 07:58:27 -0400

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Six staff members of the Cedar Mountain Post Acute Rehabilitation in Yucaipa, east of L.A., have also tested positive

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Watch live: New York Governor Cuomo gives coronavirus update


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 07:34:54 -0400

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More than 75,000 cases have been confirmed in the state, which is the U.S. epicenter of the virus outbreak.

Read more: Watch live: New York Governor Cuomo gives coronavirus update


Health care workers show faces bruised by protective gear


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 02:31:55 -0400

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"I feel broken — and we are only at the start," one doctor wrote.

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Federal prisons will confine inmates to cells for 14 days


Created: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 00:12:46 -0400

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The bureau holds 146,000 inmates across 122 facilities nationwide.

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Restaurants and bars lost a total of $25 billion so far due to coronavirus


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:40:54 -0400

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With restaurants and bars across the country closed or limited to takeout service, the industry has lost an estimated $25 billion in sales in the first three weeks of March. Adriana Diaz reports.

Read more: Restaurants and bars lost a total of $25 billion so far due to coronavirus


Defense Secretary Mark Esper on coronavirus' impact on U.S. military


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:13:07 -0400

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Nearly 700 active duty military members have tested positive for coronavirus and the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt is experiencing an outbreak. Defense Secretary Mark Esper joins "CBS Evening News" with his assessment.

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Defense Secretary discusses military's fight against coronavirus


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 22:14:00 -0400

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Defense Secretary Mark Esper spoke with "CBS Evening News" to discuss the U.S. military's fight against coronavirus.

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Trump predicts "hell of a bad two weeks" ahead


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 21:49:00 -0400

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The White House projects at least 100,000 Americans will die from COVID-19.

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Coronavirus death toll at Maryland nursing home rises to 5


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 19:51:54 -0400

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One man in his 90s with underlying health problems died Saturday evening at the nursing home, health officials said.

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Americans facing financial struggles as April bills loom


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 19:48:35 -0400

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There are signs that an already crippled economy may get even worse. Investment bank Goldman Sachs estimates that unemployment in the U.S. will explode to 15% by the end of June, and that the U.S. gross domestic product will drop as much as 34%. Mark Strassmann has a closer look.

Read more: Americans facing financial struggles as April bills loom


Health officials clarify guidelines on wearing face masks


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 19:48:35 -0400

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The Center for Disease Control is taking steps to clarify the confusion over whether the general public should wear face masks or not. Dean Reynolds has the details.

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Trump and top health officials urge Americans to social distance


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 19:32:33 -0400

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President Trump and top health officials are urging Americans to stay away from each other because it could be the difference between life and death. The president announced tougher guidelines aimed at flattening the curve of coronavirus cases. Weijia Jiang reports.

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Coronavirus takes deadly toll as hospitals become overwhelmed


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 19:32:33 -0400

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As the coronavirus continues to surge across the U.S., health care workers are pleading for resources used to help save patients and to save themselves. Makeshift morgues and hospitals have become common protocol. Mola Lenghi has the latest.

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Students "looking for guidance on how to cope" with pandemic


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:32:53 -0400

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Coronavirus school closures are forcing over 55 million students in the U.S. from Kindergarten through 12th grade to learn from home. The mass shut downs are disrupting teachers' lesson plans and even pose a problem for students who may not have internet access. Julie Lythcott-Haims, CBS News contributor and author of "How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Over Parenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success" joins "CBS This Morning" to talk about how the virus precautions could leave some school-age kids behind.

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Walmart deploys temperature checks, masks and gloves to workers


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:41:22 -0400

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As essential workers strike across the country, Walmart is implementing stricter guidelines to keep its employees safe.

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New York governor: Virus is "more dangerous than we expected"


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:16:00 -0400

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More than 75,000 people in New York state have been infected with COVID-19.

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Man uses bucket truck to visit mom amid coronavirus pandemic


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:04:01 -0400

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He usually takes his mom out every Thursday – but during coronavirus, he had to get creative.

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Texas abortion ban can continue, court rules


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:57:00 -0400

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Patients in Texas will no longer be able to access abortion services until further review by the court.

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Jerusalem sanitizes stones of Western Wall amid pandemic


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 15:47:15 -0400

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As the Jewish holiday Passover approaches, Israel is ramping up its social distancing guidelines and implementing extra safety measures.

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Trump considers further precautions, travel restrictions over coronavirus panic


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:20:07 -0400

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The Trump administration has said it will start barring most foreign nationals from entering the U.S. if they’ve been to China in the 14 days before they arrive. Around the world, most airline carriers have frozen or cut direct flights from Beijing, Shanghai, and other Chinese cities after WHO declared coronavirus a global health emergency. Ramy Inocencio reports from Beijing’s capital airport where travelers are scarce.

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Chris Cuomo tests positive for coronavirus


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:12:00 -0400

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"My brother Chris is positive for coronavirus," Governor Cuomo said in his briefing Tuesday. "He is young, in good shape, strong — not as strong as he thinks — but he will be fine."

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Abortion in Texas will resume, despite attorney general orders


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:56:00 -0400

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton appealed the decision Tuesday morning and said, "Abortion providers who refuse to follow state law are demonstrating a clear disregard for Texans."

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Coronavirus prevented woman from saying goodbye to mom


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:43:52 -0400

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Across the country, COVID-19 has created a crisis at nursing home facilities.

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NYC paramedics overwhelmed by coronavirus cases: "9/11-type calls"


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:03:30 -0400

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"I have never seen anything like this before in my career, or in my lifetime, to be honest," Lilian Bonsignore, chief EMS operator for the city's fire department said.

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NYC med students will be allowed to join the coronavirus fight


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:02:36 -0400

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"It's all hands on deck," according to New York's governor, who has also called upon "former" qualified health care workers to help those who become ill.

Read more: NYC med students will be allowed to join the coronavirus fight


His coronavirus test wasn't processed, but he got billed $9,000


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:00:00 -0400

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Congress passed a law making coronavirus tests free, but all costs may not be covered by all insurers.

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Macy's, Kohl's, Gap to furlough thousands of workers as pandemic worsens


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 09:12:02 -0400

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Retail giants Macy's, Kohl's and Gap have announced widespread furloughs amid soaring reports of coronavirus cases in the U.S. The pandemic has sent the economy into free fall, with massive layoffs and small business closures happening across the country as a result of precautions to slow the disease's spread. Jill Schlesinger joins "CBS This Morning" to talk about this latest hit to workers and what it means for the future of the economy as the pandemic continues.

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Sibling pharmacists share what it's like on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 08:59:03 -0400

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A countless number of "essential workers" are serving their communities each day despite coronavirus risks keeping the majority of people in their homes. A brother and sister pharmacy team told Adriana Diaz that they felt a "tension in the air" as the severity of the pandemic weighs down on public consciousness. They, like many others on the front lines, are worried about exposing their loved ones to the virus.

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Families of nursing home residents share heartbreaking coronavirus stories


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 08:56:59 -0400

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Over 15,000 nursing homes nationwide are trying to stop the coronavirus from sweeping through their vulnerable populations. Heartbroken families report not being able to say a proper goodbye to their loved ones, while some worry about their relatives who need the constant care nursing homes provide. Meg Oliver speaks to relatives of nursing home residents to hear how they are dealing with the outbreak.

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Trump boasts about U.S. virus response while governors complain of testing delays


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 08:27:12 -0400

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President Trump suggested surgical masks were being stolen by health care workers during a Monday press conference while also claiming the country's governors were thanking him for the federal assistance they have received in fighting the coronavirus pandemic. A record of the call seems to refute Mr. Trump's claim, where Montana Governor Steve Bullock warned him that testing delays could soon overwhelm hospitals in rural areas. Weijia Jiang reports on what else the president covered during the task force press briefing.

Read more: Trump boasts about U.S. virus response while governors complain of testing delays


"Transformative" coronavirus test could produce result in five minutes


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 08:27:00 -0400

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The FDA has authorized a coronavirus test that can produce a positive result in five minutes, and a negative result in 13 minutes. To deal with the soaring number of cases, President Trump also said the FDA has approved a process to sterilize the N-95 masks that many hospitals are currently lacking. Dr. David Agus weighs in on both new developments during an appearance on "CBS This Morning."

Read more: "Transformative" coronavirus test could produce result in five minutes


NYC paramedics stretched thin on front lines of coronavirus outbreak


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 08:26:59 -0400

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A video taken outside of NYU Langone Hospital in Lower Manhattan shows nine ambulances backed up in front of the emergency room, all filled with sick patients. With coronavirus cases in New York City soaring, the city's first responders are also facing massive casualties with over 260 reported cases in the FDNY, including ambulance mechanic James Villecco who died from his infection on Sunday. David Begnaud speaks to some on the front lines of the city's outbreak.

Read more: NYC paramedics stretched thin on front lines of coronavirus outbreak


New York's Central Park to house coronavirus field hospitals


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 08:12:01 -0400

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More than 1,000 people, including at least three health care workers, have died from coronavirus in New York City. Newly built field hospitals have been set up in Central Park to deal with an expected overflow of patients. As the epicenter of the U.S.'s outbreak, New York also received military assistance in the form of a Navy hospital ship docking at a Manhattan pier, equip with 1,000 beds to assist with the city's non-coronavirus medical cases. Mola Lenghi takes a look at one of the city's field hospitals to report on how they are preparing for the worst of the pandemic.

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis refuses to let Zaandam cruise ship dock


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 08:09:38 -0400

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has had a limited response to the coronavirus pandemic, despite his state reporting the fifth highest number of cases in the U.S. A handful of counties have been ordered to shelter at home, while in others, beaches continue to be open for visitors. DeSantis has also so far refused to allow a cruise ship with four coronavirus fatalities to dock in Fort Lauderdale. Manuel Bojorquez speaks to one passenger who wants the ship to dock and sick passengers to be admitted to area hospitals.

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12-year-old girl dies from coronavirus


Created: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 07:10:18 -0400

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Dying from the virus at such a young age "is a very rare occurrence," said government spokesman Dr Emmanuel Andre, adding that her death "shook us".

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Some states facing legal challenges over abortion bans


Created: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 22:11:00 -0400

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Planned Parenthood, the ACLU and others filed legal complaints over abortion bans in Alabama, Iowa, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas.

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Can this simple ventilator help slow coronavirus death rate?


Created: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 21:45:37 -0400

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The OxVent is comprised of three simple pieces: a control box, a transparent container with a pump inside, and a monitor used to track ventilation.

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Face mask stockpile shortage becomes political issue


Created: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 20:47:36 -0400

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Why did the nation run out of masks? The Obama and Trump administrations each made funding decisions that point to reasons for the shortage.

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CBS News mourns loss of colleague Maria Mercader


Created: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 20:09:03 -0400

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CBS News has been overwhelmed with grief at the loss of a beloved friend and colleague, Maria Mercader. She is among the victims of COVID-19's deadly reach.

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