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- President Trump continues to claim the virus will “go away”As the U.S coronavirus death toll tops 161,000, President Trump lays out potential executive actions if Congress doesn't reach agreement on a Covid-19 relief package. Also, an emotional plea from a teacher to her state's governor. Ellen Gurrola says "I'm a teacher and I'm scared." She talks with Anderson about her concerns and what the Minnesota Governor told her. Plus, a 8 year-old-boy is being called the “miracle” survivor. Jorden Hutchins suffered from multi-system inflammatory syndrome. He w...Show moreas put on a ventilator, then his kidneys stopped working and he was on dialysis. And that's not all, he also had two strokes that caused some paralysis and heart surgery. He and his mom talk with Anderson Cooper about what they wish parents know about the disease.
Airdate: August 7, 2020
Jorden and Beverly HutchinsAug 7, 2020
- President Trump continues to claim the virus will “go away”As nearly 158,000 Americans have died from coronavirus, President Trump continues to suggest the virus will “go away.” But, White House Task Force Member Dr. Anthony Fauci says “I don’t think we’re going to eradicate this from the planet.” Dr. Richard Besser, the former Acting CDC Director under President Obama, joins AC360 to react to President Trump’s comments and says if there’s not leadership from the top at the federal level as we start to reopen schools, we’re going to see disease spread i...Show moren out of control ways. Plus, a 29-year-old man is being called the “miracle” survivor. 29-year-old Chris Rogan spent 132 days in the hospital battling Covid-19. Doctors didn’t expect him to make it but he defied the odds and beat the virus. He tells Anderson Cooper he wishes people would take the virus seriously and he never thought he’d get this sick.
Airdate: August 5, 2020Aug 5, 2020
- Trump on Covid-19 death toll: “It is what it is”With more than 156,000 Americans dead from the coronavirus, President Trump says the death toll “is what it is.” David Hart lost his husband, Dr. Joseph Costa, to the deadly virus. They were married for 28 years and Dr. Costa had been on the frontlines fighting Covid-19 before it took his life. Hart joins AC360 to share memories of his late husband and says he’s blessed for every second he was able to be with Joe. Plus, after weeks of attacking mail-in-voting, President Trump is now encouraging ...Show morevoters in Florida to vote by mail saying their election system is “safe and secure.” Just a day earlier, Trump threatened to sue Nevada after the state approved a plan to mail ballots to all registered voters. In a tweet, the President accused Nevada Democrats of orchestrating an “illegal late night coup” that makes it impossible for Republicans to win the swing state. Democratic Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak tells Anderson Cooper his priority is making sure voters “have every legitimate legal option to vote.”
Airdate: August 4, 2020Aug 4, 2020
- Pres. Trump publicly criticizes WH Task Force Coordinator Dr. BirxPresident Trump criticized White House Task Force Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx in a tweet after she said the pandemic is “extraordinary widespread” in the U.S. Trump said he thinks “we’re doing very well.” California was one of the first states to shut down and was relatively successful at containing the virus but since the state re-opened, it has overtaken New York for the most Covid-19 cases. Dr. Desmond Carson is an Emergency Medicine Physician in California and he tells Anderson Cooper “peop...Show morele are selfish and self-centered. Just wear a mask. Wash your hands. Practice social distancing.” Plus, Georgia’s largest school district has reported around 260 employees have either tested positive for coronavirus or have been exposed. Many parents are grappling with the decision whether or not to send their children back to school. Becky Stone, Director of Schools for Alcoa City Schools, in Tennessee and Brian Woods, Superintendent of Northside Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas join AC360 to discuss the difficulties they’re facing and what they’re doing to keep the students and staff as safe as possible.
Airdate: August 3, 2020Aug 3, 2020
- Trump: “I think we’ve done really well in Florida”Florida just recorded the highest daily coronavirus death toll for the fourth straight day but President Trump says he thinks “we’ve done really well in Florida.” Dr. Aileen Marty is an Infectious Disease Expert at Florida International University in Palm Beach County, one of the hardest hit counties. She joins AC360 to react to the President’s comments and says the reality is “absolutely heartbreaking” and they’ve had many children die. Plus, as the world waits for a an effective Covid-19 vacci...Show morene, there are some promising therapeutics that have been helpful. William Haseltine, Chair and President of ACCESS Health International, tells Anderson Cooper if he was a betting man, he would bet 95% on drugs and 50% on vaccines as being the most effective way to handle this disease.
Airdate: July 31, 2020Jul 31, 2020
- Pelosi: All lawmakers and staff required to wear masks in the HouseSpeaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced all lawmakers and staff members will be required to wear face coverings in the House chamber. Pelosi announced the new rule after GOP Congressman Louie Gohmert, who frequently refused to wear a mask, announced he tested positive for Covid-19. Speaker Pelosi joins AC360 to discuss the testing difficulties going on throughout the country and gives an update on the stimulus bill that is still being negotiated. Plus, a day after Attorney General William Ba...Show morerr told Congress he doesn’t believe there’s systemic racism in police departments, Writer, Producer, Director and Actor Tyler Perry tells Anderson Cooper he still gets pulled over by the police “because I’m in a nice car in a neighborhood that they don’t even know that I live in until they realize it’s me.” He adds he thinks his greatest gift he’s been given is he’s been able to live on both sides of the wealth gap.
Airdate: July 29, 2020Jul 29, 2020
- Trump as U.S. nears 150,000 deaths: “Nobody likes me”During a coronavirus press briefing President Trump questioned why his approval rating wasn’t as high as White House Task Force Member Dr. Anthony Fauci. He also promoted unproven hydroxycholoroquine as a treatment for Covid-19 despite the FDA, Dr. Fauci and other doctors saying it’s not an effective treatment. Republican Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has been leading his state through the pandemic and has clashed with the President about testing. He joins AC360 to react to Trump’s recent messag...Show moreing and gives an update on Maryland’s testing situation. Plus, 21 NFL players have tested positive for coronavirus since reporting to training camps and many players have already opted out of the season because of health concerns. Dr. Myron Rolle is currently a neurosurgery resident and also played in the NFL. He tells Anderson Cooper he doesn’t think it’s safe to return to sports right now and says if the NFL wants to be part of the community, they need to look what’s happening and put the safety of players and their families first.
Airdate: July 28, 2020Jul 28, 2020
- Florida cases up more than 1,500% since May reopeningFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis stood outside the White House two months ago declaring his state’s victory against the deadly coronavirus. Less than 10 weeks later, Florida has surpassed New York’s total count for Covid-19 cases, with at least 432,747. Democratic Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber wrote a letter to DeSantis blaming him for the “unconstrained growth” of Covid-19. Mayor Gelber joins AC360 to explain why he called the governor’s response “unprepared” and “failed.” Plus, Congressman John Le...Show morewis lies in state at the U.S. Capitol. Congressman James Clyburn tells Anderson Cooper about his friendship with Lewis dating back to the 1960s.
Airdate: July 27, 2020Jul 27, 2020
- WH Press Secretary: “There has been no change” in Trump’s tone on coronavirusThe U.S. is on track for topping 1,000 daily coronavirus deaths for the 4th straight day. In the last week President Trump canceled the Republican National Convention activities in Jacksonville, Florida, encouraged Americans to wear masks and changed his tone on the severity of the deadly virus. White House Coronavirus Task Force Coordinator, Dr. Deborah Birx said California, Florida, Arizona and Texas seem to be plateauing after weeks of surging cases and deaths. Dr. Joseph Donnelly is an emerg...Show moreency room physician in El Paso, Texas and has been treating Covid-19 patients throughout the pandemic. He joins AC360 to describe his experiences and says this virus is nothing like the flu. Plus, the CDC recently released new guidance to help schools reopen in the fall. Trump said he would be “comfortable” with his son and grandchildren returning to school for in-person learning. Arne Duncan, former Education Secretary for the Obama administration tells AC360 if we “had a White House that led, had a national plan, we wouldn’t be jeopardizing our children’s chance to go back to school in the next couple weeks.”
Airdate: July 24, 2020
Dr. Joseph Donnelly
Arne DuncanJul 24, 2020
- Trump on coronavirus crisis: “Cases remain low and very stable”President Trump held another coronavirus briefing without the nation’s top doctors. He declared “cases remain low and very stable” as the U.S. nears 4 million cases and deaths have topped 142,000 people. California was one of the first states to shut down and seemed to have the virus under control, but after a resurgence, it has surpassed New York with the most coronavirus cases in the country. Dr. Barbara Ferrer is the Los Angeles County Public Health Director and says Covid-19 is set to become...Show more one of the leading causes of death in her county. Plus, the President says he will “surge” federal law enforcement officers to Chicago and other American cities even though local leaders are pushing back. Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge said it would be a “cold day in hell” before he would agree to a “unilateral, uninvited intervention.” He joins AC360 and says he’s disappointed with the President’s response and it seems like a “reality TV approach” to a very serious problem.
Airdate: July 22, 2020Jul 22, 2020