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How a national mask mandate could save the U.S. economy $1 trillion

January 22nd, 2021
How a national mask mandate could save the U.S. economy $1 trillion

A new study from researchers at the University of California–Los Angeles say a national mask mandate could potentially save the U.S. economy $1 trillion. CBS News Moneywatch reporter Aimee Picchi joined CBSN to break down how that could be the case and discuss economic fallout from the coronavirus. Continue To Full Article  Read More

Biden signing executive orders on economic relief amid pandemic

January 22nd, 2021
Biden signing executive orders on economic relief amid pandemic

President Biden is expected to sign two new executive orders today aimed at stabilizing the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. White House officials plan to hold talks on relief measures with a bipartisan group of senators in the coming days. CBS News senior White House correspondent Weijia Jiang joins CBSN with the latest developments. Continue To Full Article  Read More

Texas doctor fired, charged with stealing COVID-19 vaccine to give to his friends, family

January 22nd, 2021
Texas doctor fired, charged with stealing COVID-19 vaccine to give to his friends, family

A Texas doctor has been fired from his job and is now facing charges after stealing doses of the coronavirus vaccine to administer to his friends and family, prosecutors say. Hasan Gokal, who worked with Harris County Public Health, could be sentenced to up to a year in prison and receive a $4,000 fine if convicted on a theft by a public servant charge, according to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. “He abused his position to place his friends and family in line in front of people who had gone through the lawful process to be there,” District Attorney Kim Ogg said... Read More

Biden to sign orders giving economic relief to working families hit hard by COVID-19

January 22nd, 2021
Biden to sign orders giving economic relief to working families hit hard by COVID-19

CLOSE With a burst of executive orders, President Joe Biden served notice that the nation’s COVID-19 response is under new management. “We’re in a national emergency and it is time we treated it like one,” Biden said. (Jan. 21) AP DomesticWASHINGTON – President Joe Biden will launch another front in his battle against COVID-19 on Friday by taking steps to provide economic relief to Americans still reeling from the effects of the deadly pandemic.Biden is set to sign two executive orders that will give low-income families easier access to federal nutrition and food assistance... Read More

Fauci lays out Biden’s support for WHO after Trump criticism

January 21st, 2021
Fauci lays out Biden’s support for WHO after Trump criticism

President Joe Biden’s top adviser on the pandemic says the United States will again fund the World Health Organization and join its consortium aimed at sharing coronavirus vaccines fairly around the globeBy JAMEY KEATEN Associated PressJanuary 22, 2021, 12:48 AM• 5 min readGENEVA — The United States will resume funding for the World Health Organization and join its consortium aimed at sharing coronavirus vaccines fairly around the globe, President Joe Biden’s top adviser on the pandemic said Thursday, renewing support for an agency that the Trump administration had pulled back from.Dr.... Read More

NBA coronavirus updates: Grizzlies’ next three games postponed due to COVID-19 issues

January 21st, 2021
NBA coronavirus updates: Grizzlies’ next three games postponed due to COVID-19 issues

USA TODAY Sports Published 12:26 p.m. ET Jan. 21, 2021 | Updated 12:30 p.m. ET Jan. 21, 2021CLOSE USA TODAY Sports’ Jeff Zillgitt breaks down the new dynamic facing the Brooklyn Nets and their new roster. USA TODAYThe Memphis Grizzlies’ COVID-19 issues got worse Thursday as the NBA postponed their next three games in accordance with the league’s health and safety protocols.The Grizzlies won’t play at the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday, and they won’t host the Sacramento Kings on Sunday and Monday. The news comes after Wednesday’s game with the Trail Blazers... Read More

United Airlines posts $1.9 billion loss in pandemic-laden 4Q

January 20th, 2021
United Airlines posts $1.9 billion loss in pandemic-laden 4Q

United Airlines lost $1.9 billion in the last three months of 2020, but the airline says it’s laying the groundwork for a gradual recovery after the coronavirus outbreak is containedBy DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines WriterJanuary 20, 2021, 11:35 PM• 3 min readUnited Airlines said Wednesday that it finished one of the worst years in its history by losing $1.9 billion in the last three months of 2020, and it predicted more of the same in the first quarter of this year.The loss was wider than analysts expected. The number of U.S. airline passengers had been building slowly since May but was hammered... Read More

Fired Florida data analyst Rebekah Jones bonds out of jail, says she tested positive for coronavirus

January 20th, 2021
Fired Florida data analyst Rebekah Jones bonds out of jail, says she tested positive for coronavirus

Rebekah Jones, the former Florida Department of Health data analyst who helped build the state’s coronavirus case tracker — only to be fired last year for alleged insubordination — said she tested positive for the virus after turning herself in to authorities over the weekend. Rebekah Jones surrendered to the Leon County detention facility on Sunday after law enforcement officials issued a warrant for her arrest on allegations that she illegally accessed a Florida Department of Health (FDOH) computer system.”To protect my family from continued police violence, and to... Read More

Coronavirus surge increases strain on funeral homes: ‘Our morgues are too full’

January 18th, 2021
Coronavirus surge increases strain on funeral homes: ‘Our morgues are too full’

As refrigerated trucks arrive at states across the country, funeral homes say they are turning families away. As of mid-January, Los Angeles County had nearly 1 million cases of COVID-19 and of those, more than 13,000 had died. The deaths are taking a toll on the healthcare system and funeral homes that are at capacity and unable to take on new cases.”A grieving family’s first question when they call a funeral home shouldn’t be ‘do you guys have room,’ ” Hugo Sanchez with Optima Funeral Home said. CALIFORNIA PROBING SEPARATE CORONAVIRUS VARIANT LINKED TO LARGE COUNTY... Read More

ICE has no clear timeline to vaccinate immigrants in custody

January 18th, 2021
ICE has no clear timeline to vaccinate immigrants in custody

Nearly 9,000 immigrants in ICE custody have been infected with the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic. U.S. immigrations officials have agreed to vaccinate more than 15,000 detainees once doses become available. But the agency still has no concrete timeline on when that will be. CBS News immigration reporter Camilo Montoya-Galvez joins CBSN’s Elaine Quijano to discuss. Continue To Full Article  Read More