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Former CDC director sparks controversy with coronavirus lab theory

March 26th, 2021
Former CDC director sparks controversy with coronavirus lab theory

Dr. Robert Redfield, the former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told CNN he believes the coronavirus originally escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China. But a team of experts from the World Health Organization, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and a number of virology experts have said the evidence to support such a claim just isn’t there. “I do not believe this somehow came from a bat to a human. And at that moment in time, the virus came to the human, became one of the most infectious viruses that we know in humanity for human to human transmission,” Redfield told... Read More

COVID-19 vaccine’s effect on pregnant women and nursing mothers

March 13th, 2021
COVID-19 vaccine’s effect on pregnant women and nursing mothers

Doctors say pregnant women are at a higher risk of developing complications from COVID-19. That has many wondering if the coronavirus vaccine is safe for them and their unborn child. Nikki Battiste spoke with Dr. Andrea Edlow, a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital, about a promising new analysis of the vaccine’s effect on pregnancy. Continue To Full Article  Read More

Anti-Asian hate crimes rose nearly 150% in major U.S. cities last year

March 12th, 2021
Anti-Asian hate crimes rose nearly 150% in major U.S. cities last year

A new study based on police department statistics across major U.S. cities found a nearly 150% surge in anti-Asian hate crimes in 2020, while overall hate crimes fell by 7%. The numbers reflect a growing trend of discrimination against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. The report, released this week by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, examined hate crimes in 16 of America’s largest cities, found the first spikes rose alongside COVID-19 cases in March and April. New York City saw the highest jump, rising from 3 to... Read More

“Sunday Morning” Full Episode 3/7

March 7th, 2021
“Sunday Morning” Full Episode 3/7

Hosted by Jane Pauley. In our cover story, Martha Teichner explores how a year of COVID may have changed our society. Plus: Tracy Smith talks with Regina King about her film directorial debut, “One Night in Miami”; Lee Cowan visits Point Roberts, Washington, a town isolated from the rest of the American mainland; David Martin explores the role of military veterans in the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol; Seth Doane examines how residents of a Northern Italian village are coping after a devastating year of COVID; Remy Inocencio travels to China in search of the origins of the... Read More

90 million Americans receive coronavirus vaccine

March 6th, 2021
90 million Americans receive coronavirus vaccine

Nearly 90 million Americans have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. In hard-hit California, 10 million have received one or both doses. The news comes amid increased warnings that now is not the time for states to let down their guard. Danya Bacchus reports. Continue To Full Article  Read More

Texas lifts mask mandate and other COVID-19 restrictions despite health officials’ warnings

March 3rd, 2021
Texas lifts mask mandate and other COVID-19 restrictions despite health officials’ warnings

Texas has become the largest state in the U.S. to lift its mask mandate as coronavirus cases appear to decline. Still, health officials are cautioning people not to relax just yet, and warn that these rollbacks are happening too soon. CBS News’ Debra Alfarone joins “CBSN AM” to discuss. Continue To Full Article  Read More

CBS Evening News, March 1, 2021

March 2nd, 2021
CBS Evening News, March 1, 2021

Senate votes to confirm Miguel Cardona as education secretary The Senate voted 64 to 33 to confirm him. 12M ago Trump received COVID-19 vaccine in January, sources say It’s unclear why former President Trump didn’t discuss his vaccination publicly at the time. 13M ago Student wounded in Arkansas high school shooting The incident took place inside Watson Chapel Junior High School as students switched classes Monday morning. The suspect, a fellow classmate, is in custody. 13M ago Democrats criticize administration’s guidance on aerosol COVID spread Four House committee chairs say... Read More

CBS Weekend News, February 27, 2021

February 27th, 2021
CBS Weekend News, February 27, 2021

House passes Biden’s new $1.9 trillion coronavirus economic relief bill; NASA’s “Perseverance” team led by women and minority scientists Continue To Full Article  Read More

Jeremy Lin says he was called “coronavirus” during game

February 26th, 2021
Jeremy Lin says he was called “coronavirus” during game

Dramatic rise in attacks on Asian Americans Dramatic rise in attacks on Asian Americans 05:28 Basketball star Jeremy Lin posted on Instagram and Facebook on Friday on the impact that racism and stereotypes have on Asian Americans, writing that he has been called “coronavirus” during games. Hate crimes against Asians and Asian Americans have been on the rise in the U.S. amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Being an Asian American doesn’t mean we don’t experience poverty and racism,” Lin, who is currently playing in the G-League with the Santa Cruz Warriors, wrote... Read More

FDA panel greenlights Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine

February 26th, 2021
FDA panel greenlights Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine

An FDA advisory panel voted Friday in favor of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine. If the FDA gives the final approval, millions of doses could ship out as early as this weekend. The news comes as the CDC warns declines in cases and hospitalizations may be stalling. Dr. Dara Kass, and ER doctor and medical contributor for Yahoo News, joins CBSN to discuss the latest in the fight against COVID-19. Continue To Full Article  Read More