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The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer: The command center for breaking news, politics and extraordinary reports from around the world. The Situation Room airs weekdays 5p-7p eastern on CNN. In this podcast you will get the 6p-7p hour Monday through Friday. CNN.com/TheSituationRoom

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The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer: The command center for breaking news, politics and extraordinary reports from around the world. The Situation Room airs weekdays 5p-7p eastern on CNN. In this podcast you will get the 6p-7p hour Monday through Friday. CNN.com/TheSituationRoom

    Record Number of Coronavirus Cases Reported to W.H.O.

    Record Number of Coronavirus Cases Reported to W.H.O.

    U.S. cases surpass 4.5 million. U.S deaths near 153,000 as CDC forecasts about 20,000 more deaths in three weeks.  

    CDC Director: In public’s “best interest” for schools to reopen.  

    Trump ramps up effort to sow doubt in 2020 vote, warns of “greatest election disaster in history.” 

    Extra federal unemployment benefits expire tonight while White House and Pelosi trade jabs.  

    Governor issues state of emergency as hurricane barrels toward Florida; State reports fourth straight day of record virus deaths.  

    California see first coronavirus teen death.  

    Massive increase in mail-in ballots leaves New York race still undecided.  

    Lockdown in Bahamas eased as hurricane approaches. 

    Despite infection, Brazilian President visits south of country.  

    European economy posts worst plunge on record due to coronavirus and shutdowns. Tower of London’s Beefeaters face layoffs for first time in 500 years as virus cuts tourism.  

    • 37 min
    Trump Briefing After He Suggests Delaying Election

    Trump Briefing After He Suggests Delaying Election

    U.S. cases near 4.5 million with 151,000+ deaths. It is the highest one-day toll reported since May. U.S reports 1,400+ deaths a day, about one every minute.  

    U.S. economy suffers worst quarter plunge ever as Covid cases surge.  

    Obama slams Trump over voting rights and protest response in powerful eulogy to John Lewis.  

    Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain Dies from coronavirus.  

    Florida sets the record for Covid-19 deaths for 3rd straight day. Florida closing all state-run testing sites ahead of storm.  

    Houston Mayor announces new campaign to control spread of virus.  

    Trump coronavirus briefing as U.S. cases near 4.5 million.  

    • 49 min
    Trump Touts Unproven Drug and "Alien DNA" Doctor As Virus Deaths Rise

    Trump Touts Unproven Drug and "Alien DNA" Doctor As Virus Deaths Rise

    Trump Touts Unproven Drug and "Alien DNA" Doctor As Virus Deaths Rise.Trump attended a fundraiser in Texas where where would've been joined by Texas Representative Louie Gohmert who has now tested positive for the corona virus. The NBA is set to resume its season as no one tested positive for the virus after its fourth testing run. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver plans to continue to test players throughout the season to ensure that everyone on the campus is safe.

    • 41 min
    Trump Holds Briefing After Promoting Virus Misinformation

    Trump Holds Briefing After Promoting Virus Misinformation

    U.S. Cases top 4.3 million as infection rate rises in 22 states. U.S. deaths near 150,000 after reporting 1,000 in one day. Florida governor touts “Positive Developments in fight against virus as state sees record deaths in a day. 

    Major League Baseball postpones multiple games after Miami Marlins players test positive for coronavirus. NFL cancels 2020 preseason games due to coronavirus.  

    Russia claims it will approve first coronavirus vaccine within two weeks despite safety and effectiveness concerns.  

    Dr. Birx flags rising cases in Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Pfizer announces start of combined phase two and phase three vaccine trail.  

    Trump using Defense Production Act to give Kodak $765 million loan to make pharmaceutical ingredients.

    Trump continues to promote unproven drug Hydroxychloroquine. 

    • 55 min
    United States Deaths Top147,000, Averages 900 deaths a day

    United States Deaths Top147,000, Averages 900 deaths a day

    The United States cases surge past 4.2 million, one fourth of global total. Dr Fauci states that researchers hope to get at least 15,000 volunteers enrolled by the end of the week for vaccine trail run. Trump defends pandemic response, urges governors to re-open states after his national security advisor tested positive for virus.

    • 36 min
    U.S. Records Over 1,000 Deaths for Third Straight Day

    U.S. Records Over 1,000 Deaths for Third Straight Day

    California reports its highest one-day coronavirus death toll. CDC says kids should go to school unless transmission is uncontrolled. Dr. Fauci says shutdowns would be unnecessary, but some spots may need a step back. McDonald’s and Chipotle to require customers to wear masks.

    White House glossing over Trumps reversals on virus as deaths surge. Dr. Birx warns Florida, Texas, and California are like “Three New York's” as virus deaths soar. Trump says he “often regrets” some of his tweets, says his life was good before he became President.”

    Trump cancels Republican National Convention events in Florida while pushing for U.S schools to reopen as virus surges. 200 doctors said holding convention is “medically disrespectful.” U.S. surpasses 145,000 coronavirus deaths.

    Dr. Fauci cautions on forcing teachers back to school: “Pay attention to keeping them safe and healthy.” White House says children should go back to school even if studies show they transmit coronavirus.

    World health organization reports global record for new cases in a day.

    Feds securing former Chinese consulate in Houston. Chinese and U.S. relations are deteriorating amid pandemic. China orders closing of U.S. consulate in Chengdu, claims U.S. personnel hurt its security interests. Brazil reports second-highest number of new cases. Brazilian President under fire for not wearing mask despite virus infection. Anti-Netanyahu protests as Israel’s cases rise. Growing unease after Israel set record for new cases. Israel’s restrictions to affect some businesses but not others.

    Money and power behind disparity in U.S. testing.

    • 36 min

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