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Fired officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck charged with murder

Derek Chauvin, the fired Minneapolis police officer, who was seen in a video with his knee on George Floyd’s neck is charged with third-degree murder and also faces a charge of second-degree manslaughter. The death of Floyd has sparked outrage across the country. Ben Crump, the Floyd family attorney, joins AC360 to react to the charges against Chauvin and to the protests throughout the country. Plus, Cornel West tells Anderson Cooper “we are witnessing America as a failed social experience.”...


U.S. death toll surpasses 100,000

More than 100,000 people in the United States have died from the coronavirus, almost twice the number of Americans lost in the Vietnam War. Dr. Anthony Fauci says he’s hopeful for a vaccine by the end of the year. William Haseltine, Chair and President of ACCESS Health International, tells Anderson Cooper many of the deaths in this country “didn’t have to happen if we had been prepared.” Plus, Democratic Senator Kamala Harris joins AC360 to react to the grim milestone and says President...


As coronavirus deaths approach 99,000 in the U.S., Joe Biden speaks out about Pres. Trump.

CNN’s Dana Bash speaks to Former Vice President Joe Biden for his first in-person interview since being knocked off the campaign trail during the coronavirus pandemic. Biden calls President Trump a “fool” for fueling a cultural opposition to wearing masks when "every leading doc in the world is saying we should wear a mask when you're in a crowd." Then, Ohio Republican Governor Mike DeWine weighs in on how businesses are reopening there and the importance of protecting people during the...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


President Trump ends news conference after contentious exchange with reporter

President Trump abruptly ended his news conference after a Chinese American reporter asked him why he always says the U.S. is doing far better when it comes to testing for than any other country. "Maybe that's a question you should ask China, don't ask me, ask China that question, OK?," Trump told the reporter. Andrew Yang, a former Democratic presidential candidate and Biden supporter, joins AC360 to react to the President's comments. Plus, the biotech company Regeneron says it will start...


At least 43 states expected to partially reopen despite death toll continuing to rise

Many states are beginning to lift their stay-at-home orders and reopen restaurants, stores and other public spaces. Caitlin Rivers, a senior associate at the John Hopkins Center for Health Security, testified on Capitol Hill about the pandemic response. She joins AC360 to explain why she told members of Congress that none of those states have met the White House's guidelines to reopen and why increased testing is crucial. Plus, a pregnant New York City nurse contracted coronavirus and gave...


U.S. death toll tops 70,000 as White House considers winding down coronavirus task force

The White House is considering winding down the coronavirus task force starting around Memorial Day as an influential model predicts more than 134,000 U.S. deaths by August 4. Laurie Garrett, author of "The Coming Plague," joins AC360 to explain why her best case scenario is a 36-month event horizon for the virus. Plus, John Miller, NYPD Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence and Counterterrorism, tells Anderson Cooper about his battle with COVID-19 and how the department is coping with losing...


Key model predicts 134,000 coronavirus deaths in the United States

A key model that is often cited by the White House now predicts more than 134,000 coronavirus deaths in the U.S. by early August. Dr. Chris Murray is the director of the group at the University of Washington that's working on these models. He joins Anderson Cooper to discuss why the projection nearly doubled and how relaxed social distancing and increased mobility could affect the death toll. Plus, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine tells AC360 he's trying to balance the need to re-open and get...


FDA approves emergency use of remdesivir to treat coronavirus

The experimental drug remdesivir has been approved by the FDA to help treat hospitalized patients with severe cases of COVID-19. Dr. Llyod Minor, dean of Stanford University's School of Medicine, tells Anderson Cooper about the effects the drug can have on a patient who has the deadly virus. Plus, Naomi Hartwig lost her mother and father to the coronavirus. They died just one week apart. She joins AC360 to share their love story. Airdate: May 1, 2020


WHO launches new program to accelerate COVID-19 vaccines

The World Health Organization is launching a new program to accelerate the development of COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics. Michael Osterholm and Dr. Sanjay Gupta join Anderson Cooper to discuss the logistics of getting a working vaccine and when or if people should expect one. Plus, Captain Brett Crozier was fired after warning of a coronavirus outbreak that was spreading throughout the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt. Now the Navy is recommending that Captain Crozier be reinstated as...


Las Vegas mayor wants to re-open casinos, theater and restaurants but doesn't give any safety guidelines

Carolyn Goodman, the mayor of Las Vegas,wants casinos, theaters and restaurants in her city to re-open but says it's not her job to provide any social distancing guidelines. She says the owners "better figure it out. That's their job." Democratic Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak joins AC360 to respond to the mayor's comments and says Nevada is "clearly not ready to re-open." Plus, former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius tells Anderson Cooper she's alarmed the American public is getting...


Georgia Governor Brian Kemp faces resistance from mayors and business owners over move to re-open state

Georgia Republican Governor is pushing to reopen a range of businesses in the state, including hair and nail salons, gyms, and restaurants despite White House guidelines that suggest waiting for a 14-day downward trajectory of COVID-19 cases. Jamie Booth, an Atlanta hair salon owner, joins AC360 to explain why she will remain closed until at least mid-May to keep both herself and her clients safe. Plus, after President Trump tweeted "Liberate Michigan," the state's Democratic Governor,...


Congressional leaders and the White House negotiate another coronavirus relief funding package

Key congressional leaders and the Trump administration are trying to strike a deal on a nearly $500 billion package that would replenish funding for small businesses and provide additional money for hospitals and coronavirus testing. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi joins AC360 to give an update on negotiations and responds to Trump's comments calling her "nasty." One of the sticking points to negotiations is how to run an effective national testing strategy. Harvard professor Danielle...


Gov. Inslee: Trump is encouraging "illegal and dangerous acts"

President Trump is calling for some states such as Minnesota, Michigan and Virginia to "liberate" just a day after saying governors will "call your own shots" when deciding to re-open their state. Democratic Governor Jay Inslee from Washington says these comments encourage "illegal and dangerous acts." He joins Anderson Cooper to discuss that and how a lack of test kits is still a major issue in his state. Plus, Dr. Chris Murray gives an update on his group's latest modeling that predicts...


Los Angeles Mayor: Large gatherings unlikely until 2021

Mayors in both New York and Los Angeles suggest concerts and sporting events are unlikely to happen until 2021. California Democratic Senator Kamala Harris joins AC360 to react to that and to discuss legislation she plans to introduce to establish a 9/11-type commission to investigate the U.S. response to the coronavirus. Plus, Dr. Craig Spencer reacts to the decision by President Trump to temporarily halt funding to the World Health Organization over the handling of the pandemic and calls...