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Eye Opener: Experts say coronavirus spread may be slowing


Created: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 07:21:02 -0400

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Health experts and some officials say the U.S.'s coronavirus curve is beginning to flatten, although virus deaths are still on the rise. Also, the World Health Organization was forced to respond after President Trump attacked the agency at a task force briefing. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.

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Apparently COVID-19-linked "disturbance" hits Seattle area prison


Created: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 05:36:23 -0400

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Authorities say they think the trouble was caused by inmates upset by word six had tested positive. The fiance of one inmate says it was fueled by panic.

Read more: Apparently COVID-19-linked "disturbance" hits Seattle area prison


U.S. stockpile almost out of medical workers' protection equipment


Created: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 03:37:09 -0400

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Federal officials say national reserve's cupboard almost bare of masks, gowns and other supplies desperately needed to protect medical workers treating coronavirus patients.

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CDC eases some return-to-work guidelines for essential workers


Created: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 03:34:11 -0400

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In a first, small step toward reopening the country, the agency revised guidelines on when essential workers who've been exposed to COVID-19 can get back to work.

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Where can I buy a face mask?


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 20:55:00 -0400

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CDC advises that all Americans wear face coverings in public to contain the coronavirus. Here's where to find one.

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Trump says he doesn't want to give a date for reopening the economy


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 19:53:00 -0400

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Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have started crafting additional measures to provide relief for small businesses and Americans out of work because of the crisis.

Read more: Trump says he doesn't want to give a date for reopening the economy


Alarming rise in coronavirus cases at nursing homes


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 19:51:13 -0400

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Reports from across the country reveal an alarming rise in coronavirus cases at nursing homes. More than half the nursing homes in New Jersey have reported at least one case. Jonathan Vigliotti has a look at the numbers.

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Many couples advised to suspend fertility treatments due to coronavirus


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 19:51:12 -0400

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New guidelines are urging some couples to put their dreams of starting a family on hold... over concerns about the possible risks of exposure to the virus. And as Nikki Battiste reports...many hopeful moms are now worried that the delay might cost them their chance to have a child. 

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Photos from the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 19:44:22 -0400

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After World War I, something much more deadly arrived on America's shores: the H1N1 influenza virus, known as the Spanish flu.

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Women urged to delay fertility treatments during pandemic


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 19:43:00 -0400

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"You never get used to the phone call that says you can't move further, you can't move on," one woman said.

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Floridians face hurdles in applying for unemployment benefits


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 19:34:29 -0400

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The government will release on Thursday the weekly number of newly jobless Americans. With crashing websites, jammed phone lines and long lines -- it means the struggle many face grows more desperate with each passing day. Manny Bojorquez reports.

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CDC mulls new guidelines to get critical workers back on the job


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 19:34:29 -0400

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Federal health officials are looking at new guidelines to make it easier for people who have been exposed to coronavirus to return to work if they are asymptomatic. Weijia Jiang reports.

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Coronavirus cases surge in nursing homes across the country


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 19:31:00 -0400

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More than half the nursing homes in New Jersey have at least one case.

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CDC set to loosen some back-to-work guidelines, Pence says


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 19:18:00 -0400

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Agency will suggest making it easier for those who've self-isolated after being near someone with COVID-19 to return to work if they're asymptomatic, vice president said.

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Deaths from coronavirus spike to new level in New York


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 19:16:02 -0400

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Coronavirus cases in the U.S. have now surpassed 420,000, with more than 14,000 deaths. New York, the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic, has set another one-day record for fatalities. Mola Lenghi has the latest.

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Democrats push for mail-in voting as polls are short staffed during primaries


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 19:09:35 -0400

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Wait times at polling places were as long as two hours Tuesday in Wisconsin, where the governor's bid to delay the state's primaries was denied in a last-minute court decision. It was the first major election to be held under a stay-at-home order. Ed O'Keefe reports.

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Texas Attorney General says he expects abortion ban amid coronavirus to reach Supreme Court


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:38:56 -0400

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says he expects the state's near-total ban on abortion during the coronavirus outbreak to reach the Supreme Court. CBS News reporter Kate Smith joined CBSN to talk about her exclusive interview with Paxton.

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Texas' coronavirus abortion ban can continue, appeals court rules


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:27:00 -0400

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Abortion in Texas has been unavailable for more than two weeks, the first time the procedure has not been accessible in a state since Roe v. Wade.

Read more: Texas' coronavirus abortion ban can continue, appeals court rules


Texas AG expects abortion ban will reach Supreme Court


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:19:00 -0400

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In an exclusive interview with CBS News, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton defended the temporary ban on abortion.

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End of Wuhan lockdown could trigger "resurgence in infections"


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:52:33 -0400

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At the stroke of midnight, the city celebrated "liberation" from its lockdown and honored frontline workers in a light show.

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Cuomo touts "good news" in virus fight but warns against complacency


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:46:42 -0400

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"We're not through it. It's not over. We are in the midst of it," he said.

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Deadliest states for drug overdoses


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:28:07 -0400

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These states have the highest rate of drug overdose-related deaths per 100,000 residents.

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Girl who sparked marijuana reform dies after getting unspecified virus


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:03:49 -0400

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Charlotte Figi's success with CBD as a treatment for childhood seizures led to medical marijuana reform.

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Can cats and dogs catch coronavirus?


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:26:35 -0400

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A new study looked at several animal species and found some are more susceptible than others — but vets don't want you to worry.

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Abortion in Oklahoma can resume, despite governor's ban


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:23:00 -0400

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A federal judge blocked Oklahoma's ban, allowing abortion to continue in the state.

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Coronavirus cripples federal prison in Louisiana


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:12:16 -0400

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A federal prison in Louisiana has come into focus after five inmates housed at the facility died after contracting the coronavirus.

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Songwriter John Prine dead of coronavirus at 73


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:47:15 -0400

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Prolific songwriter John Prine has died of coronavirus complications at the age of 73. Prine, once called "the Mark Twain of American songwriting," received a lifetime Grammy achievement award earlier this year. Anthony Mason looks back at the musician's life and the huge footprint he left on American music history.

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Lives to Remember: Nurse Freda Ocran


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:44:57 -0400

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Freda Ocran, a former head nurse at NYC’s Jacobi Medical Center, died of the coronavirus on March 28. She was 50. Her son said she “gave herself undoubtedly to the church, to her work and to her kids.” Anthony Mason remembers the beloved health care worker.

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Lives to remember: People we lost to coronavirus


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:36:00 -0400

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Here are just some of the coronavirus pandemic's many victims: who they were, and the lives they touched.

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Lives to Remember: Costumer Josh Wallwork


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:38:15 -0400

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Josh Wallwork, a beloved costumer for shows like “Madam Secretary” and “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,” passed away March 26 from complications of COVID-19. He was 45. “Law and Order: SVU” star Mariska Hargitay said the show’s family is “heartbroken.” Anthony Mason looks back at Wallwork’s legacy.

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Coronavirus drugs: What we know, what we don't


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:18:15 -0400

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President Trump has pushed the use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19. Scientists are still trying to figure out whether it helps.

Read more: Coronavirus drugs: What we know, what we don't


Brené Brown on navigating coronavirus anxiety


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 12:43:24 -0400

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Brené Brown urges people to understand the toll anxiety takes and to know it's OK to be vulnerable.

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Doctors may be forced into life-or-death decisions: "I'm not God"


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 12:04:04 -0400

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Doctors around the country are grappling with the ethical and moral crisis the pandemic has put them in.

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Dr. Birx reacts to Trump accusations against WHO


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 11:57:36 -0400

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President Trump criticized the World Health Organization in a Tuesday task force briefing, blaming the agency for not providing better warnings ahead of the pandemic

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Walmart sued by family of worker who died of COVID-19


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 11:49:00 -0400

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Lawsuit alleges retailer failed to warn others after employee showed disease symptoms before being sent home and dying.

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Why the links in the PPE supply chain "have been broken"


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 11:38:00 -0400

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A large portion of the United States' PPE supply, like masks, gloves and gowns, comes from China.

Read more: Why the links in the PPE supply chain "have been broken"


Doctors fear having to make “nauseating” life-or-death choices in face of pandemic


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 10:43:54 -0400

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Doctors in states that are battling a high number of coronavirus cases worry they will have to begin making life-or-death decisions, due to a critical lack of hospital beds and ventilators. While some health care systems have foreseen this and set priority guidelines for allocating their precious resources, others leave it up to the attending physician — leaving patients at the mercy of both. Dr. Tara Narula speaks to doctors about the moral crisis they are facing on top of the virus crisis ravaging the country.

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Wuhan residents celebrate, travel after coronavirus lockdown ends


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 09:58:38 -0400

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Tens of thousands of people left Wuhan on Wednesday morning for the first time in two and a half months after the Chinese government lifted travel restrictions on the city where the coronavirus outbreak began. Ramy Inocencio reports on how the city's residents celebrated their return to shopping, traveling and a sense of normalcy.

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Celebrating Passover amid the coronavirus pandemic


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 09:42:32 -0400

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Wednesday evening, Jewish people across the country and around the world will celebrate Passover, but social distancing is forcing millions of Americans to find new ways to connect. Dana Jacobson speaks with families about how they are celebrating the holiday this year.

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Tips for finding happiness during the coronavirus pandemic


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 09:42:31 -0400

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Science may be able to help us find happiness during the coronavirus outbreaks. Professor Laurie Santos, who created the most popular class at Yale University, "Psychology and the Good Life," joins "CBS This Morning" with tips for people who may be feeling stressed and anxious.

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Jack Dorsey to donate $1 billion to fight coronavirus


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 09:11:59 -0400

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Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey is donating $1 billion for coronavirus relief efforts. Dorsey said he'll use shares he owns in Square to fund the donations. The money will be distributed through a private company he created called Start Small.

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Texas Republicans arranging use of drug Trump champions for virus fight


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 09:05:27 -0400

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One GOP activist who's a doctor using hydroxychloroquine, unproven vs. COVID-19, on residents of nursing home even as state senator setting up shipments to other states.

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A look into the PPE supply chain amid life-threatening shortages


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 08:35:56 -0400

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PPE shortages have been blamed for the deaths of health care workers and have led to protests across the country as the coronavirus pandemic continues to infect thousands. California said it was frustrated with the federal response to the shortage in personal protective equipment, and recently signed its own agreement to buy the valuable equipment for its health care workers on the front lines. Dr. Jon LaPook examines the PPE supply chain and speaks to a former health official about what the country should do.

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Eye Opener at 8: Trump threatens to pull funding from WHO


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 08:35:55 -0400

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A look at what we've been covering on "CBS This Morning."

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Birx reacts to Trump accusations against WHO


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 08:20:01 -0400

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As U.S. coronavirus deaths climb, some signs show the coronavirus' spread may be slowing in New York, the pandemic's epicenter. White House coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the national efforts to flatten the curve. Birx also reacts to President Trump's recent comments blaming the World Health Organization for the virus' spread.

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Walmart faces wrongful death lawsuit over employee's COVID death


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 08:20:01 -0400

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At least five employees at supermarket chains across the country have died as a result of being on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic as essential workers. Two deaths occurred in people who worked at the same Chicago-area Walmart. The grocery giant said it was "heartbroken" by the deaths, and has put social distancing guidelines and other safety measures in place. Adriana Diaz speaks to the sister of Phillip Thomas, one of the Chicago Walmart employees who passed away of virus complications, while the family of the second employee is suing the company.

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Trump attacks WHO over coronavirus' global spread


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 08:07:43 -0400

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President Trump turned his ire to the World Health Organization, threatening to pull U.S. funding after blaming the organization for the coronavirus' global spread. While the organization labeled the virus a global health emergency in January, Mr. Trump claims he was not aware of memos written by one of his advisers in late January into February that warned of a full blown pandemic. Ben Tracy is at the White House where Mr. Trump's task force is working to mitigate the worst of the pandemic's effects.

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Massive New York cathedral becomes coronavirus field hospital


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 08:03:39 -0400

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Nearly 2,000 Americans died of the coronavirus within 24 hours, the highest single-day death toll by far. In New York alone, around 730 people died in one day. While the city converts one of the largest churches in the world into another field hospital, one local critical care doctor said she found hope in the number of patients who are coming off ventilators and surviving. David Begnaud looks at both the city and nursing homes across the country to report on how the pandemic is affecting vulnerable groups.

Read more: Massive New York cathedral becomes coronavirus field hospital


Fighting to save his restaurant: "I have worked 21 days straight"


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 07:56:00 -0400

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Ed McFarland, owner of Ed's Lobster Bar in New York City, says he feels "fortunate" to still be in business.

Read more: Fighting to save his restaurant: "I have worked 21 days straight"


France's death toll tops 10,000 as Paris ramps up restrictions


Created: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 06:20:33 -0400

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As France begins its fourth week of lockdown, the number of new cases and deaths keep rising.

Read more: France's death toll tops 10,000 as Paris ramps up restrictions

 
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