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Anderson Cooper brings you highlights from CNN's premier nightly news program AC360.

    Beach towns full of people not wearing masks spark fear of future covid-19 outbreaks

    Beach towns full of people not wearing masks spark fear of future covid-19 outbreaks

    Large crowds over Memorial Day weekend could cause new outbreaks as people ignore the CDC guidelines which state that “everyone should wear a cloth face cover when they have to go out in public.” CNN’s Gary Tuchman takes us to the Gulf Coast of Alabama for a report. Then, Montgomery, Alabama Mayor Steven Reed tells Anderson Cooper that his city still has a “ways to go to beat this virus” and that “we have to get people to understand that, or we're going to have a second wave that's going to cost us much more than it already has.” Plus, Tomas Pueyo who has written extensively on the pandemic weighs in. 

    • 43 min
    Pres. Trump says CDC director doing a “very good job”

    Pres. Trump says CDC director doing a “very good job”

    Despite CNN’s reporting that Dr. Redfield, the CDC director, is on the hot seat, Trump says he’s doing a “very good job.” Kathleen Sebelius, former Secretary of Health and Human Services, tells Anderson Cooper it’s a terrible time for tension with the CDC, who are “gold standard epidemiologists.” Plus, as many fans are desperate for sports to return, Charles Barkley, former NBA player and Turner Sports analyst, is hosting “The Match” to raise money for COVID-19 relief. It’s a golf tournament featuring some of the most well-known athletes in the world: Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning vs. Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady. He joins AC360 to preview the event.  

    Airdate: May 20, 2020

    • 47 min
    Pres. Trump defends use of hydroxychloroquine, says it “doesn’t harm you”

    Pres. Trump defends use of hydroxychloroquine, says it “doesn’t harm you”

    Despite the FDA’s warning of serious side effects from taking hydroxychloroquine, the President of the United States has defended his decision to take the drug. David Holtgrave, a lead researcher in a hydroxychloroquine study, tells Anderson Cooper in their study they didn’t find a statistically significant benefit of the drug in terms of death rate or abnormal heart rhythms. Plus, Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist, adds that there is no sign of any efficacy by taking the anti-malaria drug but there is a sign of significant hazard.

     

    Airdate: May 19, 2020

    • 43 min
    President Trump says he’s taking hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19

    President Trump says he’s taking hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19

    The President of the United States says he’s taking hydroxychloroquine to prevent coronavirus, despite the FDA warning it could have harmful side effects. Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist, tells Anderson Cooper “we have all the data to support risk and no data to show benefit.” Plus, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joins AC360 to react to the President firing the State Department inspector general. CNN reported the IG was investigating Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s role in a Saudi arms deal before he was fired.

    Airdate: May 18, 2020

    • 44 min
    Trump: Dr. Fauci's comments on schools reopening "not an acceptable answer"

    Trump: Dr. Fauci's comments on schools reopening "not an acceptable answer"

    Dr. Anthony Fauci testified in front of a Senate committee that some schools shouldn't reopen in the fall and President Trump called those comments "not an acceptable answer." New Jersey has been one of the hardest hit states in the country. Democratic Governor Phil Murphy joins AC360 to discuss what he plans to do about schools and universities in his state next fall. Plus, a mystery illness similar to Kawasaki disease that is believed to be related to COVID-19 is now affecting children. Roup Hardowar is the father to 8-year-old, Jayden, who nearly lost his life due to a mysterious illness. Jayden's older brother helped perform CPR on his brother until EMTs arrived. They both give Anderson Cooper an update on how Jayden is doing.  
    Airdate: May 13, 2020

    • 43 min
    Fauci: States could face serious consequences if they reopen too early

    Fauci: States could face serious consequences if they reopen too early

    Dr. Anthony Fauci testified before a Senate committee and warned about needless suffering and death if the U.S. is opened prematurely. Ohio is just one of those states reopening without meeting certain White House guidelines. Republican Governor Mike DeWine joins AC360 to explain why he decided to begin reopening his state. Plus, as parts of upstate New York start to slowly reopen, the timeline of New York City reopening is still unknown. Corey Johnson, the speaker of the New York City Council, tells Anderson Cooper what he thinks reopening could look like and says it would be devastating if the city saw another spike in cases of the virus.
    Airdate: May 12, 2020

    • 43 min

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