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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

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

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Episodes

The United States Coronavirus Death Toll Is Now Nearing 99,000

5/27/2020
The CDC is now saying that coronavirus antibody testing might be wrong half the time. As of now, the rate for new coronavirus cases are trending up in 17 states, down in 20 states and steady in 13 states. The World Health Organization is warming of a second surge in coronavirus. However, ten vaccine candidates are now in human trails. After Trump has refused to wear a mask in front of media, Biden calls Trump "a fool" for mocking masks and then Biden accuses Trump of "stoking death" amid...

Duration:00:47:45

Americans Flock to Public Places Without Social Distancing With Climbing Coronavirus Death Toll

5/26/2020
For Memorial Day weekend, Trump spends majority of the holiday weekend tweeting political attacks and golfing. Trump also visits Fort McHenry on Memorial Day, despite Baltimore mayor's plea to abide by the stay-at-home order. Trump is also threatening to pull the GOP convention from North Carolina if not allowed "full attendance" in an arena. Recently, crowds across the United States are ignoring coronavirus social distancing guidelines as the coronavirus death toll nears 100,000. The...

Duration:00:37:55

Hydroxychloroquine linked to higher death risk in coronavirus patients

5/23/2020
A study finds the drug Trump has touted and taken has been linked to higher death risk in coronavirus patients. The CDC issues new guidance for houses of worship as Trump orders them to open and threatens to “override” governors who refuse to do so. States face critical reopening test as holiday weekend begins. NY, NJ, CT, DE reopen their beaches for Memorial Day weekend. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo states that: “A mask could make the difference between life and death“. The rate of new...

Duration:00:38:44

Trump Chooses Not To Wear Mask During Ford Tour

5/21/2020
A new model is predicting case spikes in some states that reopened early, especially states in the south, as the current United States coronavirus death toll surpasses 93,000. Alongside the death rate, the rate of new coronavirus cases are up in 17 states, down in 12 states and steady in 21 states. Physician Anthony Fauci warns "now is not the time to tempt fate" concerning coronavirus. Another model suggests that the United States would have prevented 36,000 deaths if officials had acted a...

Duration:00:38:47

All 50 states partially reopen as United States death toll tops 92,000

5/21/2020
Trump threatens to withhold federal funding for Michigan and Nevada over their mail-in push to voters for upcoming elections. He is falsely claiming the states illegally sent absentee ballot applications to voters. Trump is also blaming China's "incompetence" for "mass worldwide killing" after he praised the country earlier in the pandemic. Sources say that the fate of the CDC director is in question as Trump and the White House are looking for someone to blame for the United States...

Duration:00:39:47

United States Coronavirus Death Toll Surpasses 91,000

5/20/2020
United States deaths caused by the coronavirus reaches 91,000, as New York study shows higher death rates among Black and Latino people. Meanwhile, all states will have reopening plans underway by the end of the week. However, the United States-Canadian border will remain closed to non-essential travel and Hawaii extends its 14 day quarantine for arriving visitors. Southwest Airlines reports an improvement in its bookings. A key model has slightly lowered its projected death toll, as rates...

Duration:00:39:13

U.S. coronavirus death toll surpasses 90,000, 1.5 million cases

5/19/2020
Trump says he’s taking now hydroxychloroquine even though the FDA has warned against taking the drug. Trump is also saying that it was secretary Pompeo that asked for the inspector general to be fired. California moves to next phase of re-opening. Texas also reopening despite biggest one day jump in new cases. Drug company is saying vaccine shows promise in stopping coronavirus. The rate of cases is trending down in 18 states, up in 17, and steady in 15. The University of South Carolina will...

Duration:00:39:15

U.S. Coronavirus death toll surpasses 87,000; Trump claims fully approved vaccine available to public by years end; White House defends scrapping of Obama pandemic playbook.

5/16/2020
Trump: "Vaccine or no vaccine, we're back"; rate of new cases down in 28 states, up in 7, steady in 15; the number of new coronavirus cases is going down in more than half of states amid reopening moves; 48 states partially reopened or easing restrictions by this weekend; U.S. retail sales plunge a record 16.4% in April; Texas reports highest one day death toll 2 weeks after reopening; protesters demand Michigan Gov speed up reopening; some NC sheriffs pushing to allow indoor church...

Duration:00:37:20

U.S. coronavirus death toll surpasses 85,000; Ousted vaccine chief: 12 to 18 months for a vaccine an "aggressive schedule," will likely take longer;New York Stock Exchange to partially reopen trading floor in late May

5/15/2020
Ousted vaccine chief: "Time is running out," virus is "everywhere"; rate of new coronavirus cases, deaths in U.S. trending down; Los Angeles requires face coverings outdoors; Ousted chief warns of "darkest winter" without planning; Wisconsin Governor: "Wild West" after state's stay-at-home order struck down; Florida's Miami-Dade & Broward Counties to reopen Monday; 18 states reporting mysterious illness in children; Louisiana to reopen gyms, barbers, casinos at reduced capacity; NYC Mayor:...

Duration:00:37:08

United States coronavirus death toll surpasses 83,000; Sources: Administration officials are questioning if the United States coronavirus death toll is inflated; DC extends stay-at-home order to June 8; Businessman: Government ignored offer to make masks;

5/14/2020
At least 48 states will be partially reopen by Sunday as some areas extend stay-at-home orders; Sources: Trump questioning if United States coronavirus death toll is inflated as Fauci says it's likely too low; Ousted vaccine chief to warn of "darkest winter in modern history"; Kushner says he's unaware of any talks on altering election day after suggestion Nov 3 might not be firm; Federal chief: Burden of this crisis has "Fallen most heavily on those least able to bear it"; Leaders named for...

Duration:00:43:41

Los Angeles County likely to remain under stay-at-home order through July; Fauci: United States death toll "Almost certainty higher" than 81,000+ reported; Coronavirus model touted by White House now projects 147,000 United States deaths by August 4th;

5/13/2020
United States coronavirus death toll nearing 82,000; Fauci warns of ignoring guidelines on reopening: "Real risk you will trigger an outbreak that you will not be able to control; Fauci, other top health officials urge more testing after Trump declared "We have prevailed" on testing; Fauci: "Going in right direction," but outbreak not controlled; Businesses reopening despite health experts' warnings; At least 48 states will be partially reopened after this week; New York mayor: Changes...

Duration:00:38:53

Trump plays down spread of virus in West Wing; Trump accuses Obama of a crime, doesn't say what it is; Trump claims anyone who wants a test can get one; Trump asks Asian-American reporter to "ask China" about coronavirus deaths;

5/12/2020
Trump: "We have prevailed on testing"; Trump says numbers are coming down substantially as United States deaths surpass 80,000; Trump walks out of news conference after heated exchange with reporter; New memo directs white house staffers entering the west wing to wear a mask; Fauci, heads of CDC and FDA quarantining after virus exposure; Key model raises projected United States death toll to 137,000 by August as states see "explosive increases in mobility"; Trump administration announces $11...

Duration:00:41:53

Virus hits the West Wing: two staffers close to Trump and Pence test positive this week; California loosening some restrictions today, will issue guidance on next phase Tuesday; At least 47 states partially reopening by Sunday amid concerns of fueling sec

5/9/2020
20.5 million jobs lost in April, worst in U.S. history; At least 47 states partially reopening by Sunday amid concerns of fueling second wave of virus; U.S. coronavirus death toll surpasses 76,000; Trump claims jobs "will be back very soon" as top advisor warns worst is yet to come; Federal agency says removal of vaccine chief may have been retaliation; Pence staffer tests positive for covid one day after Trump valet revealed to have virus; Some meat plants reopening despite outbreaks;...

Duration:00:39:07

White House rejects CDC guidelines for safe reopening as United States death toll surpasses 75,000; Valet to President Trump tests positive for coronavirus; Federal government not tracking antibody testing from all states;

5/8/2020
Personal valet to President Trump tests positive for coronavirus, Trump has since tested negative; White House becomes epicenter of culture war over wearing face masks; 44 states partially reopening by Sunday as new cases climb in at least 19 states; Justice Department drops case against Michael Flynn; 3.2 million Americans file new unemployment claims, more than 33 million claims since mid-March; Trump says he'll be tested daily after White House valet tests positive; New York governor: "We...

Duration:00:38:47

White House: Notion that everyone needs to be tested is "nonsensical"; Study: Blood thinner may help with severe coronavirus cases; At least 43 states partially reopening as new hot spots emerge across United States;

5/7/2020
White House: Dr. Fauci house testimony was blacked because lawmakers didn't act in good faith; White House holds briefing as United States coronavirus deaths top 72,000; Trump says Fauci and Birx will continue on coronavirus task force as he reverses course on disbanding it; At least 43 states partially reopening as new hot spots emerge across United States; New York Governor Cuomo: "You have states that are opening where you still are on the incline, I think that's a mistake"; Study:...

Duration:00:38:13

More states reopening as death toll tops 70,000; Ousted vaccine director files whistleblower complaint saying his early coronavirus warnings were ignored; Death toll in Britain surpasses Italy, highest in Europe;Dr. Gupta answers questions about the virus

5/6/2020
Pence: White House may disband coronavirus task force around end of May; Trump visits Arizona as experts warn about easing restrictions; Ousted vaccine director files whistleblower complaint saying his early coronavirus warnings were ignored, to testify to congress next week; Trump says Fauci can testify before GOP senate panel, but not Democratic house; Trump spy chief nominee: Pandemic and its origins must be intel's immediate focus; Trump: Task force did "great job" but now looking at...

Duration:00:38:48

Key model forecasts 134,000 United States deaths, almost double last estimate; Trump administration privately projects 3,000 daily deaths as cases rise to 200,000 per day by early June; Dr. Murray: Rise of mobility likely leading to increased transmission

5/5/2020
Source: Trump administration internal estimate says 3,000 United States deaths a day by June; At least 42 states will be partially reopened this week; Trump publicly raises projected United States death toll: could hit 100,000; China pushes back against United States claims that coronavirus originated from Wuhan lab; Trump attacks Bush 43's message of unity; Trump administration moves to further limit coronavirus task force members from testifying to congress; California governor: Retail...

Duration:00:38:29

FDA authorizes emergency use of Remdesivir to treat Coronavirus, More than 30 states ease restrictions as death toll climbs, U.S. and China play the blame game over Coronavirus outbreak

5/2/2020
CDC report: limited testing and continued travel fueled early Coronavirus transmission in U.S., U.S. death toll surpasses 64,000, Fauci warns of "significant risk" as 30+ states ease restrictions, CDC report: Mardi Gras and other large events near end of February sped the spread of virus in U.S., Source: Trump was told "majority" of intel community believes Coronavirus came out of a Chinese lab, Ohio, Louisiana, Michigan extend stay-at-home orders, California governor Newsom says he's "days...

Duration:00:38:54

Stay-At-Home orders in seven states expiring tonight; Sources: Trump administration drawing up plans to punish China for coronavirus pandemic;Dr. Fauci: FDA moving "really quickly" to approve drug Remdesivir to treat coronavirus;

5/1/2020
CDC may advise schools, churches, restaurants to make big changes as they begin to reopen; Fauci: United States goal to manufacture vaccine by January; United States coronavirus death toll nearing 62,000; California governor orders Orange County beaches closed after crowds; 30 million have filed new jobless claims since mid-March; At least 31 states moving to reopen despite deaths, warnings; Federal guidelines on social distancing expire tonight; Los Angeles offers free testing to all...

Duration:00:39:33

New York Times: FDA expected to issue emergency authorization for remdesivir; Administration launching "operation warp speed" to accelerate development of vaccine; Florida governor announces plan to reopen businesses;

4/30/2020
Fauci: Early studies show remdesivir can block coronavirus effects; States reopening despite not meeting 14 days of declining cases; Soon: Florida government to announce details of reopening; United States coronavirus death toll surpasses 60,000; New York City mayor apologizes for singling out Jewish community after crowded funeral; United States economy shrinks by nearly 5 percent in first quarter, worst drop since height of the 2008 financial crisis; Trump orders meat plants to stay open...

Duration:00:45:00