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COVID-19 tests should be free, but these people still got big bills


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 13:43:00 -0400

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People returning to their jobs could wind up having to pay for COVID-19 tests, experts warn.

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Doctor urges states to "use common sense" as COVID cases spike


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 13:33:37 -0400

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"What we saw in the Northeast, if you recall, was we saw lots and lots of deaths until we took this seriously," said Dr. Bob Lahita.

Read more: Doctor urges states to "use common sense" as COVID cases spike


U.S. reports 63,200 new coronavirus cases, another daily record


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 12:35:42 -0400

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There's growing evidence the surge is linked to reopenings.

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Scientists race to explain why COVID kills a lot more men than women


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:54:04 -0400

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In a new study, 40 men infected with COVID-19 will receive a 5-day course of progesterone to see if it raises their offs of surviving on par with women.

Read more: Scientists race to explain why COVID kills a lot more men than women


COVID-19 gender gap: Study shows men are more than twice as likely to die


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 09:21:42 -0400

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Men are at least twice as likely to die from COVID-19, according to a study. Dr. Tara Narula reports on how doctors are trying to close that gender gap.

Read more: COVID-19 gender gap: Study shows men are more than twice as likely to die


Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on testing positive for COVID-19 and requiring masks in public


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 09:15:08 -0400

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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed an executive order requiring masks in public spaces. She also revealed she tested positive for COVID-19 and showed no symptoms. Bottoms joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss testing positive for the coronavirus and how she plans to enforce wearing masks in Atlanta.

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Surprise COVID-19 costs? Loopholes and mix-ups are leading to bills for thousands of dollars


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 09:03:43 -0400

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"CBS This Morning" is looking at coronavirus testing for the series Medical Price Roulette, a collaboration with journalism company ClearHealthCosts. When Congress passed the CARES Act in March, it was supposed to cover the costs of tests -- the goal was to ensure no one would avoid getting tested because of the expense. But, experts say loopholes in the law and mix-ups are leading to some people getting bills for thousands of dollars. Consumer investigative correspondent Anna Werner reports.

Read more: Surprise COVID-19 costs? Loopholes and mix-ups are leading to bills for thousands of dollars


Eye Opener: U.S. coronavirus cases surge as Trump pushes for reopening


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 08:16:22 -0400

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The U.S. set another daily record for coronavirus cases as President Trump continues to push for reopening schools. Also, Tropical Storm Fay will continue to move north this weekend, bringing heavy rain and flood alerts to some areas. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds. (Photos courtesy: Christopher Sadowski)

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Florida faces surge in virus cases as Disney World starts to reopen


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 08:13:15 -0400

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The Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom are welcoming some passholders for a "preview" and will officially reopen on Saturday.

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Disney World opens as Florida's coronavirus outbreak continues


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 08:03:17 -0400

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Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida opened to pass holders Thursday after closing in March due to the coronavirus. Some employees and health experts say it might not be safe enough to reopen just yet. David Begnaud reports.

Read more: Disney World opens as Florida's coronavirus outbreak continues


California, Arizona and Texas struggle to contain coronavirus


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 07:48:58 -0400

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Despite efforts by state leaders, COVID-19 cases continue to rise in California, Arizona and Texas. One family is now blaming their governor's policies during the pandemic for the death of their father. Mireya Villarreal reports.

Read more: California, Arizona and Texas struggle to contain coronavirus


Health expert says 250,000 Americans could die of COVID by end of year


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 07:06:00 -0400

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On "The Takeout" this week, Dr. Zeke Emanuel of the University of Pennsylvania slammed the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus.

Read more: Health expert says 250,000 Americans could die of COVID by end of year


Nevada tightens restrictions again as COVID hospitalizations "spike"


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 03:46:17 -0400

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"Continued increase" in coronavirus hospitalizations sees governor put bars and restaurants back under tougher rules.

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California, Florida and Texas report highest daily virus death tolls


Created: Fri, 10 Jul 2020 00:13:00 -0400

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The country's three biggest states are reporting their largest one-day death tolls since the pandemic began.

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Trump threatens school funding, demands new CDC guidelines amid reopening battle


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 20:23:55 -0400

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The CDC will release new guidelines next week on safely reopening schools, after President Trump slammed the current guidelines as being "very tough and expensive." The president also threatened to pull federal funding for schools that don't open in the fall. Paula Reid reports.

Read more: Trump threatens school funding, demands new CDC guidelines amid reopening battle


Glass vial shortage could delay deployment of coronavirus vaccine


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 20:01:48 -0400

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Even if a coronavirus vaccine is proven safe and effective, there are concerns that a global shortage of glass for vaccine vials could delay mass production. Imtiaz Tyab reports for the CBS News series "Racing to a Cure."

Read more: Glass vial shortage could delay deployment of coronavirus vaccine


Latino community in Texas hit hard by virus outbreak


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 19:43:53 -0400

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The Latino community in Texas is being hit the hardest and account for nearly 29% of coronavirus deaths in the state. Mireya Villarreal reports.

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California, Florida and Texas see record new virus deaths


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 19:40:50 -0400

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America's three biggest states, California, Florida and Texas, are all reporting their largest single-day death toll since the pandemic began. David Begnaud reports.

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Claim accuses Tyson, JBS of racial discrimination during COVID outbreaks


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:07:00 -0400

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Labor groups allege the meatpacking companies failed to protect workers in a civil rights complaint lodged with USDA.

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Starbucks to require customer face masks July 15


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 16:59:53 -0400

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In the absence of a national mandate, Starbucks will require that everyone mask up or else have their coffee delivered.

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Feds charge phony church with selling toxic bleach as COVID-19 cure


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 16:23:00 -0400

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Florida family allegedly pitched product that had U.S. regulators receiving reports of hospitalizations and death.

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Most expensive medical procedures in the U.S., ranked


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 13:21:24 -0400

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These pricey surgeries are the most expensive in the country.

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Inside a Texas hospital overwhelmed by virus cases


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 11:16:40 -0400

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Medical staff at the South Texas Medical System hospital are strained, struggling to treat more than 140 patients with the virus.

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When COVID-19 cut off supplies to a remote Alaska town, a hometown hero stepped up


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 10:24:49 -0400

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When a remote Alaska town's ferry shut down due to COVID-19 concerns, Toshua Parker, owner of the town's only grocery store, stepped up to transport supplies. He makes a 14-hour trip weekly. Parker doesn't hike up prices in his store, despite the extra costs to him. Dana Jacobson reports on this story of neighbors looking after neighbors during the pandemic.

Read more: When COVID-19 cut off supplies to a remote Alaska town, a hometown hero stepped up


Top athletes maintain fitness and focus during pandemic


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 10:09:45 -0400

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As many professional athletes work toward the resumption of their respective seasons, how have they been keeping sharp during lockdown? CBS News special correspondent Alex Wagner speaks with two of the country's top athletes to see how they're staying ready both mentally and physically.

Read more: Top athletes maintain fitness and focus during pandemic


Video shows teen restrained for about 12 minutes before death two days later


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 09:54:45 -0400

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Disturbing new surveillance video shows the moment a 16-year-old lost consciousness as he was forcibly restrained at a youth facility in Michigan. He died two days later. Jericka Duncan reports.

Read more: Video shows teen restrained for about 12 minutes before death two days later


Former Education Secretary Margaret Spellings on coronavirus and reopening schools


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 09:39:37 -0400

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Former Education Secretary Margaret Spellings, who served under President George W. Bush, discusses how the coronavirus has impacted education and reopening schools.

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Demand surges at Bay Area food banks due to coronavirus pandemic


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 09:05:11 -0400

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"In February we were serving about 270,000 individuals. Now we're over 500,000."

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Texas COVID-19 death toll reaches new high


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 08:39:30 -0400

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Texas saw its deadliest day of the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday. More than 2,800 people have died from the virus there. Mireya Villarreal looks at one overrun hospital in a hard-hit part of the state, Rio Grande Valley, to show firsthand the toll the virus takes on both hospital workers and patients.

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Jacksonville prepares for Republican convention amid COVID-19 spikes


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 08:28:26 -0400

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This week, President Trump, taking note of coronavirus spikes in Florida, said Republicans are "very flexible" about Jacksonville.

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White House names coronavirus "red zones," encourages them to scale back reopening


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 08:09:16 -0400

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Dr. Deborah Birx of the White House Coronavirus Task Force is urging some high-risk states to continue their rollbacks, even returning to Phase One in some cases. Meanwhile, several of those high-risk states continue to see their outbreaks accelerate. David Begnaud reports.

Read more: White House names coronavirus "red zones," encourages them to scale back reopening


Florida man fired after mask meltdown at Costco


Created: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 06:28:48 -0400

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Man's videotaped tirade after being asked to follow public health requirement at store ultimately costs him his job.

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Trump pushes for schools to reopen, calls CDC guidelines "impractical" 


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 21:33:22 -0400

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CBSN political reporter Caitlin Huey-Burns and Washington Post politics reporter Eugene Scott join CBSN's "Red & Blue" to discuss the White House response to the coronavirus pandemic, plans for the Republican National Convention, and Joe Biden's presidential campaign.

Read more: Trump pushes for schools to reopen, calls CDC guidelines "impractical" 


How does coronavirus spread? When will a vaccine be available? Your questions, answered


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 21:30:20 -0400

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Here are answers to some of your questions about COVID-19 as the U.S. sees a spike in new cases.

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From the front lines: Inside Texas hospital overwhelmed by coronavirus patients


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 19:19:52 -0400

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Texas reported nearly 10,000 new coronavirus cases Wednesday as medical workers are struggling to treat all of their COVID-19 patients. Mireya Villarreal takes a look.

Read more: From the front lines: Inside Texas hospital overwhelmed by coronavirus patients


Hospitalizations and coronavirus deaths spike in hot spots nationwide


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 19:19:52 -0400

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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. crossed 3 million on Wednesday as a surge of new infections and hospitalizations continued across the nation. David Begnaud has the latest.

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California sees record amount of new coronavirus cases


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 19:19:51 -0400

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The rising number of coronavirus cases is taking a toll on hospitals across the country. Arizona is down to the lowest number of available ICU beds since the crisis began, and medical workers in California are sounding the alarm about a shortage of personal protective equipment. Carter Evans reports.

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Trump contradicts health experts amid push to reopen schools


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 19:19:51 -0400

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President Trump is criticizing CDC guidelines on reopening schools despite the rise of coronavirus infections across the U.S. Now the president is pushing governors to reopen schools this fall and threatening to defund those that don't open. Ben Tracy reports.

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U.S. hits 3 million virus cases as some states see surge of infections


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 19:00:00 -0400

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The virus has killed more than 131,000 people in the United States.

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Dr. Agus on whether schools will be able to safely reopen in the fall


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 17:35:42 -0400

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CBS News medical contributor Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the Trump administration's push to reopen schools in the fall. Plus, the government's latest $2 billion investment in possible drugs to treat or prevent COVID-19.

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Equipment makers hinder repairs of ventilators, critics say


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 16:47:16 -0400

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Nearly half of hospital biomedical techs denied access to service information including manuals to fix ventilators.

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Toxic hand sanitizers recalled for methanol


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 16:42:33 -0400

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Recalls on All Clean Hand Sanitizer and Mystic Shield Protection are due to the presence of methanol, or wood alcohol.

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Coronavirus "has the upper hand" in U.S., ex-CDC director warns


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 16:40:06 -0400

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Dr. Tom Frieden said the nation "is shockingly lacking" a common basis of understanding of the virus.

Read more: Coronavirus "has the upper hand" in U.S., ex-CDC director warns


NYC schools will reopen in fall with "blended learning" model, mayor says


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 16:07:30 -0400

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Families who aren't comfortable having their children return to school can choose to stay remote.

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Police in several Texas counties refuse to enforce governor's mask mandate


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 15:46:02 -0400

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In Texas, where coronavirus cases are skyrocketing, a growing number of sheriff's departments are refusing to enforce the governor's mandatory mask order. Janet Shamlian reports.

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Website helps connect people looking for a friend during the pandemic


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 15:42:36 -0400

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While the pandemic is forcing many of us to stay apart, two college students started a website called Quarantine Buddy to bring people together. Errol Barnett spoke to 21-year-old Sheldon Brown and 77-year-old Pam Silverstein, who got more from the website than they ever could have imagined.

Read more: Website helps connect people looking for a friend during the pandemic


Texas struggles with COVID-19 testing demands


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 15:40:43 -0400

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Texas is struggling to meet COVID-19 testing demands as thousands of potential patients line up daily. But, with reports of tests running out before noon, some of the potentially infected are being turned away. Omar Villafranca reports.

Read more: Texas struggles with COVID-19 testing demands


U.S. reports a record 60,000 new coronavirus cases in one day


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 14:25:17 -0400

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That brings the total number of cases the U.S. has seen to nearly 3 million, including more than 131,000 people who have died.

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World Health Organization chief says virus outbreak is "accelerating"


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 09:24:11 -0400

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Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said "we have clearly not reached the peak of the pandemic."

Read more: World Health Organization chief says virus outbreak is "accelerating"


Companies will focus on social distancing as they begin bringing employees back to the office


Created: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 09:16:11 -0400

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The coronavirus pandemic has made open floor plans in offices a health risk. As offices reopen, business managers are reconfiguring work spaces with an eye toward social distancing and employee safety. Jamie Yuccas reports.

Read more: Companies will focus on social distancing as they begin bringing employees back to the office

 
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