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    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The novel coronavirus pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests are having a major impact across the world but also in cities across the Bay Area. Join anchor Dion Lim for ABC7's new interactive newscast weekdays at 3 p.m. with live updates about what's happening where you live.COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as California reopensCheck back here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. and to join the conversation on Facebook live and YouTube.LIVE UPDATES: Here's the latest on the COVID-19 pandemic in the Bay Area, US.WATCH PREVIOUS ABC7 UPDATES ON FACEBOOK HERE:Friday, July 24Thursday, July 23Wednesday, July 22 Tuesday, July 21Monday, July 20Friday, July 17Thursday, July 16RELATED STORIES & VIDEOS: Here's how shelter in place, stay at home orders can slow spread of COVID-19 Everything you need to know about the Bay Area's shelter-in-place order...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The novel coronavirus pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests are having a major impact across the world but also in cities across the Bay Area. Join anchor Dion Lim for ABC7's new interactive newscast weekdays at 3 p.m. with live updates about what's happening where you live.COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as California reopensCheck back here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. and to join the conversation on Facebook live and YouTube.LIVE UPDATES: Here's the latest on the COVID-19 pandemic in the Bay Area, US.WATCH PREVIOUS ABC7 UPDATES ON FACEBOOK HERE:Friday, July 24Thursday, July 23Wednesday, July 22 Tuesday, July 21Monday, July 20Friday, July 17Thursday, July 16RELATED STORIES & VIDEOS: Here's how shelter in place, stay at home orders can slow spread of COVID-19 Everything you need to know about the Bay Area's shelter-in-place order...
    S&P 500 earnings have been as bad as feared, even as the beat rate has improved We Find the Best $500 Cars to Field in the 24 Hours of Lemons Race Series: Window Shop with Car and Driver 4-year-old becomes moms personal trainer during pandemic: ‘She keeps me going’ With gyms still closed in multiple states and many trying to stay active close to home, the motivation to keep moving might be starting to wane. But for one Florida mom, the inspiration to work out regularly comes from her 4-year-old daughter, Kynsley, who recently took on the self-appointed role of her mom's personal trainer. Earlier this week, KP Pound, 25, a Beachbody coach in Vero Beach, Florida, posted a series of videos on Instagram showing her daughter cheering her on during her sweat sessions. "So, a few weeks ago I explained to my 4-year-old how hard it is for...
    Boston Beer, the makers of Sam Adams, said COVID-19 has cost the company $14 million in lost revenue and surprise pandemic related expenses. In its earnings report Thursday, July 23, owners outlined where the money went: $5.8 million in keg return revenue; $8.3 million in COVID-19 related direct costs; $5.6 million materials cost $2.7 million operating expenses. Owners said that despite pandemic-related losses, Boston Beer is on track to have a good rest of 2020.  Outside of the virus’s most impactful months, many comparisons, the beer brewery is surpassing sales compared to the same time periods last year.
    Boston Beer, the makers of Sam Adams, said COVID-19 has cost the company $14 million in lost revenue and surprise pandemic related expenses. In its earnings report Thursday, July 23, owners outlined where the money went: $5.8 million in keg return revenue; $8.3 million in COVID-19 related direct costs; $5.6 million materials cost $2.7 million operating expenses. Owners said that despite pandemic-related losses, Boston Beer is on track to have a good rest of 2020. Outside of the virus’s most impactful months, many comparisons, the beer brewery is surpassing sales compared to the same time periods last year.
    Rosie O’Donnell has joined the myriad celebrities placing blame for the deaths of Americans on President Donald Trump. The former talk show host is a vocal critic of Trump, having previously feuded with him prior to his presidential run in the 2016 election. O’Donnell took to Twitter on Wednesday to throw her voice behind the chorus of celebrities who have accused the president of being to blame for deaths in the country. However, she didn’t specify exactly what she’s referring to. “Donald J. Trump is now the leading cause of death in the United States,” she wrote along with the hashtags “AmericaOrTrump,” “#stopTRUMP” and “#StopTrumpsGestapo.” CELEBRITIES REACT TO TRUMP'S CORONAVIRUS ADDRESS: 'EVIL EMPIRE MUST GO' The president has been criticized in recent weeks both for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen spikes and surges throughout the country, as well as his decision to respond to protests in...
    As ongoing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and health concerns continue to impact businesses, one area company is trying to adapt amid a major event cancellation and new-found need. Temp-Power generator rentals lost work with the Marine Corps Marathon cancellation, but it’s also providing service to about a dozen pop-up COVID-19 testing sites around the D.C. area. “We’re providing temporary power. And, especially now, air conditioning,” said Temp-Power President Chris Crafton. “At the pop-up sites, some are up for several months, and some of them are just for a day or two.” The unanticipated work related to the COVID-19 pandemic is in no way covering losses though from the canceled race. Temp-Power generator rentals lost work with the 2020 Marine Corps Marathon cancellation, but it’s also providing service to about a dozen pop-up COVID-19 testing sites around the D.C. area. (Courtesy Anderson Dart) “Normally, with the Marine Corps Marathon, we would provide...
    As ongoing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and health concerns continue to impact businesses, one area company is trying to adapt amid a major event cancellation and new-found need. Temp-Power generator rentals lost work with the Marine Corps Marathon cancellation, but it’s also providing service to about a dozen pop-up COVID-19 testing sites around the D.C. area. “We’re providing temporary power. And, especially now, air conditioning,” said Temp-Power President Chris Crafton. “At the pop-up sites, some are up for several months, and some of them are just for a day or two.” The unanticipated work related to the COVID-19 pandemic is in no way covering losses though from the canceled race. Temp-Power generator rentals lost work with the 2020 Marine Corps Marathon cancellation, but it’s also providing service to about a dozen pop-up COVID-19 testing sites around the D.C. area. (Courtesy Anderson Dart) “Normally, with the Marine Corps Marathon, we would provide...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Still not convinced that classrooms will be safe, a growing number of parents are opting for classes online. At the same time, many are also admitting that they need help to pull it off, setting off a scramble to hire in-home educators. “I have client phone calls from all over the country at different time zones and, you know, a six year old showing me his Paw Patrol figures on a zoom call that gets interesting,” says Lisa Grams with a laugh. A parent of a soon to be first grader, Grams says she wants the learning day to have structure. “So that he can be educated and have his necessary breaks, because a six year old cannot sit in front of a computer for four hours.” The Grams say their suburban district north of Dallas hasn’t provided enough specifics about how they plan to keep students...
    SAN ANTONIO – Karen Zoyhofski and her husband, Mark, are road-trippin’ it this summer in their RV trailer. “You know, you can’t go to the amusement parks. You can’t go to the zoos right now, so this is what we’re going to do. We’re going to camp,” she said. They are hardly alone. Some RV dealerships have seen a 170% surge in sales, and many buyers are first-timers. “When people are looking to get out of the house, a motor home allows you to do that while maintaining social distancing. (It) even allows you to avoid some places that you might feel less comfortable like staying in a hotel or going to restaurants,” said Consumer Reports Auto Editor Jeff Bartlett. “With an RV, you bring it all with you.” There are two primary types of RV’s to consider: a motor home that combines living quarters and a vehicle in one...
    Netflix releases a trailer for season five of Last Chance U, focused on Oakland’s Laney College The Coolest (& Safest) Bunk Beds for Kids Vox Media reportedly laying off 70 employees as recovery from COVID-19 related weakness remains uncertain MARKET PULSE Vox Media is laying off about 70 people, as a result of the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. That represents about 6% of the workforce of the publisher of New York magazine, SB Nation and the Verge. The cuts will mostly affect those who were furloughed in April, as a result of the pandemic, but will include some employees who weren't furloughed, the WSJ report said. Chief Executive Jim Bankoff said in a memo to staff that the second half of the year will not rebound anywhere near pre-COVID forecasts, the report said, and that there was very...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- The latest Consumer Price Index from the Department of Labor shows Americans paid nearly five percent more for food this year over last, led by big increases in meat and dairy prices.ABC7 asked shoppers inside Community Foods Market on San Pablo Avenue in Oakland if they are paying more for food.Their answer: a resounding yes, although they may differ on what they're paying more for.A shopper named Anthony said, "Beef prices have skyrocketed. Pork, like spareribs have skyrocketed."But a shopper named Grace guessed: "butter, eggs, and dairy."RELATED: Give Where You Live: Donate to Bay Area food banksTurns out they're both right.Brahm Ahmadi is Community Foods CEO."We've seen price fluctuations in meat anywhere from 10 percent to 30 percent increases and in some cases a non-availability entirely for a sustained period of time" he said.Justin Offenbach - COO of Golden Gate Meat Company - says California wholesalers...
    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson surprised health care and frontline workers all across the country with a donation of more than 700,000 bottled waters during the coronavirus outbreak. “My @vossworld partners [and] myself donated 700,000+ bottles to our heroes…,” the 48-year-old actor explained in video shared on Instagram. The post was noted by Fox News in piece published Tuesday.  (RELATED: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Considers Running For Office) “Our frontline healthcare workers at our hospitals across the country,” he added. “It was our very small way of saying, THANK YOU. Thank you all for your tireless, caring efforts.”  (RELATED: Christian Rapper TobyMac’s Son Dead At 21) WATCH:   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by therock (@therock) on Jul 11, 2020 at 6:43pm PDT The “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” star continued, while thanking those workers “for taking care of our friends, families and loved ones during this...
    Women have been drinking more than men to cope with the 'psychological distress' of coronavirus and lockdown measures, a new study revealed.  Researchers from the University of South Florida interviewed over 750 US adults about the impact coronavirus has had on their alcohol consumption. As COVID-19 continues to disrupt everyday life, many are resorting to coping mechanisms, particularly when children are at home, the team found. Distress levels were marked on a scale and for every unit increase there was a 16 per cent rise in the number of alcoholic drinks consumed by women. 'This suggests the presence of children in the home during the pandemic is also related to an increased drinking behaviour,' the study authors claim. Distress levels were marked on a scale (x axis) and for every unit increase there was a 16 per cent rise in the number of alcoholic drinks consumed by women (y...
    The city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was slated to start digging at a site suspected of being a mass grave related to the massacre of hundreds of Black people a century ago. According to The Washington Post, scientists, archaeologists, and forensic anthropologists will use heavy machinery to remove the top layers of soil at Oaklawn Cemetery. Previous testing has indicated anomalies farther down in the ground, which could indicate the presence of a mass grave. "In the past 99 years, no other agency or government entity has moved this far into an investigation that will seek truth into what happened in Tulsa in 1921," Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum said, according to the Post. "As we resume with the test excavation, were taking all precautions to do so under the safest environment possible. Im thankful for the health and well-being of our partners who have diligently coordinated with our team to move...
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey is reporting another 49 deaths associated with COVID-19 in the state, pushing the number of deaths associated with the virus to 13,578. Gov. Phil Murphy said Saturday that more than 430 new positive cases had been reported, pushing the cumulative total to almost 175,000. The governor on Friday reported 31 additional deaths associated with the coronavirus and more than 300 new cases. Officials have said that nearly 2,000 additional deaths in the state were likely caused by the virus since the pandemic started earlier this year. The state also on Friday highlighted a slight drop in the positivity rate and the rate of transmission, which measure the rate of the virus’s spread. Fewer than 90 people were said to be on ventilators as of Saturday, a day after Murphy said the number had dropped below 100 for the first time in “many, many weeks,...
    A veterinarian has advice for helping pets get through the pandemic when everyone is home and when their owners return to work. With all the family at home during the pandemic, pack animals such as dogs could not be happier to have everyone in the same roof. Some cats, on the other hand, not so much. “I think it’s very smart to think proactively,” senior veterinarian at Chewy, Dr. Katy Nelson said. If you’re a dog owner, Nelson recommends making adjustments now to help dogs that might experience separation anxiety when you’re not constantly around. Start by resuming former routines you might have dropped, such as waking up, getting dressed and leaving the house. “Whether it’s just for 30 minutes or an hour, where you go pick up a coffee through the drive-thru and you sit in your car for a while. It gives your pets a little bit of time...
    BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Johns Hopkins University has joined a growing list of higher education institutions suing the Trump administration over changes to the Student And Exchange Visitor Program brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, the Trump administration announced new rules for foreign students for the upcoming fall semester that requires them to take an in-person class to remain in the country, CBS News reported. Many universities have scaled back or eliminated in-person classes due to the pandemic. CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES:  Coronavirus Resources: How To Get Help In Maryland TIMELINE: Coronavirus In Maryland, Tracking The Spread Latest coronavirus stories from WJZ Latest CDC Guidelines The lawsuit, filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, seeks a temporary restraining order and injunctive relief that would stop the federal government from enforcing the new policy. This story is...
    SAN ANTONIO – Kids are not immune to feeling stress caused by the coronavirus pandemic, a new study suggests. Researchers in Norway studied nearly 5,000 students between ages 11 and 15 and found those who reported higher levels of school-related stress were more likely to experience headaches, backaches, stomach pain or dizziness. How to keep your cooped up kids injury-free, out of the emergency room Experts say the stress can vary by age and that parents need to watch out for physical signs from their children.Signs of stress (WDIV)Parents should look for a lack of emotion or toilet training regression as signs of stress in toddlers, doctors said. Positive discipline 101: How to rein in your kids when the pandemic changes the relationship Older kids may have trouble sleeping, canker sores, headaches or complain about stomach or leg pain. Children may also be more clingy, withdrawn, angry or agitated. To...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A new report finds that the coronavirus pandemic, which has magnified challenges for families, puts additional stress on parents, which could harm their children's development. And that stress is even higher in communities of color.In the video above, Dr. Cheryl Grills, psychologist and professor at Loyola Marymount University, joined ABC7 on Thursday to discuss how racial stress affects the parent-child relationship, societal stressors, community initiatives for supporting young people in Los Angeles County.LA could face 2nd mandatory stay-at-home order if COVID cases continue to rise, Garcetti warnsEMBED More News Videos Mayor Eric Garcetti is warning that Los Angeles could face a second mandatory stay-at-home order if coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to rise.
    The widespread effects of COVID-19 include neurological disorders, and one study recently found that a fatal, inflammatory brain condition is increasing in prevalence due to the pandemic. The condition, called acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), is rare, mostly affects children and is triggered by viral infections. A team of researchers from University College London usually sees about one adult patient with ADEM per month, but that rose to at least one per week during the study period, which researchers said is a “concerning increase.” The experts said the higher-than-expected number of patients with neurological disorders did not always correlate with the severity of respiratory symptoms. The study was published Wednesday in the journal Brain. SOME CHILDREN SUFFER RARE, CORONAVIRUS-RELATED BRAIN DAMAGE, STUDY SAYS "We should be vigilant and look out for these complications in people who have had COVID-19," said Dr. Michael Zandi, joint senior author, in a university news release. "Whether we will see an epidemic on a large...
    LISLE, Ill. (WLS) -- A west suburban district has laid out a plan for students' to return to school, and now parents are deciding what to do.Sara Sadat has a lot on her plate. She's a mother of three who works full-time and serves as a Village of Lisle trustee. So when Lisle School District 202 presented parents with a preliminary back to school plan that involves in-person instruction five days a week, Sadat was thrilled."There are many things I'm good at, teaching is not one of them," Sadat said.RELATED: Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don't reopenLeaving the teaching to the teachers is exactly what full-time working parent Ann George said her three kids need."Even talking to the kids in a mask from 6 feet away would be better than talking through email or chat," George said.RELATED: Free educational resources for children stuck at homeWearing face coverings...
    LISLE, Ill. (WLS) -- A west suburban district has laid out a plan for students' to return to school, and now parents are deciding what to do.Sara Sadat has a lot on her plate. She's a mother of three who works full-time and serves as a Village of Lisle trustee. So when Lisle School District 202 presented parents with a preliminary back to school plan that involves in-person instruction five days a week, Sadat was thrilled."There are many things I'm good at, teaching is not one of them," Sadat said.RELATED: Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don't reopenLeaving the teaching to the teachers is exactly what full-time working parent Ann George said her three kids need."Even talking to the kids in a mask from 6 feet away would be better than talking through email or chat," George said.RELATED: Free educational resources for children stuck at homeWearing face coverings...
    LISLE, Ill. (WLS) -- A west suburban district has laid out a plan for students' to return to school, and now parents are deciding what to do.Sara Sadat has a lot on her plate. She's a mother of three who works full-time and serves as a Village of Lisle trustee. So when Lisle School District 202 presented parents with a preliminary back to school plan that involves in-person instruction five days a week, Sadat was thrilled."There are many things I'm good at, teaching is not one of them," Sadat said.RELATED: Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don't reopenLeaving the teaching to the teachers is exactly what full-time working parent Ann George said her three kids need."Even talking to the kids in a mask from 6 feet away would be better than talking through email or chat," George said.RELATED: Free educational resources for children stuck at homeWearing face coverings...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Despite spikes in new cases of the novel coronavirus, the Trump Administration is making an all-out push to get kids back into the classroom."We want to reopen the schools. Everybody wants it. The moms want it. The dads want it," said President Trump on Tuesday at a roundtable discussion on how to safely reopen schools.RELATED: Trump threatens to cut federal aid if schools don't reopenA Petaluma private school principal and student were invited to the discussion. Saint Vincent sophomore, Cameron Vaughn, said he's anxious to return back to class."It really means a lot just to be able to get back out and it means a lot to our emotional health and our mental health just to be out there with our friends because a lot of us don't have that opportunity," Vaughn said.President Trump's comments were echoed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who slammed distance learning.During...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The novel coronavirus pandemic and protests over the death of George Floyd are having a major impact across the world but also in cities across the Bay Area. Join anchor Kristen Sze for ABC7's new interactive newscast weekdays at 3 p.m. with live updates about what's happening where you live.On Tuesday, July 7, Dr. Alok Patel and Dr. Peter Chin-Hong answer your coronavirus related questions. They will join Kristen to discuss what businesses are reopening and closing in the Bay and assess the risk of going out and doing certain activities.COVID-19 RISK CALCULATOR: Quiz yourself on the safest, most dangerous things you can do as California reopensCheck back here to stream the show Monday-Friday at 3 p.m. and to join the conversation on Facebook live and YouTube.LIVE UPDATES: Here's the latest on the COVID-19 pandemic in the Bay Area, US.WATCH PREVIOUS ABC7 UPDATES ON FACEBOOK HERE:Monday,...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- July 4, 2020 in the Bay Area is looking much different this year due to the novel coronavirus. Most parades and firework shows have been canceled, but for many, the Independence Day spirit is still bright, just a little subdued.Peri Friedman and her two sons, Leo and Lucus were lugging gear to the beach at Crissy Field because parking lots are closed."The parking is closed, there's a pandemic, but we're going to have fun at the beach no matter what today," Friedman said.RELATED: 'Our luck ran out': UCSF doctor explains what went wrong in California's fight against COVID-19With COVID-19 infections on the rise, San Francisco officials have urged people to stay home this holiday. The parking lots at Ocean Beach are off-limits, the beach is open but not as busy as a traditional Fourth of July.Pacifica Mayor Deirdre Martin closed all the beaches in her town...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Fireworks arrived early this year in Philadelphia. Police have received thousands of complaints of people setting off fireworks in the city over the past month and hospitals have seen an increase in injuries. Officials say fireworks happening for the past few weeks are growing more powerful and more frequent. With the coronavirus pandemic and recent civil unrest, they’re causing fear, anxiety and disrupting sleep. In addition to the psychological turmoil, there are a growing number of physical injuries too. A fireworks fight was captured on video in Logan, part of a new pandemic trend. Weeks before the Fourth of July, fireworks were blasting through the evening sky around the country and here in Philadelphia. Where Can You Watch July 4th 2020 Fireworks In The Philly Area? “People have been cooped up for a long time with COVID and they are aching to get out,” Dr. Deborah Pierce,...
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's public university system plans to avoid a tuition increase related to its response to the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Wednesday. The University of Maine System began considering its fiscal 2021 budget on Wednesday. The proposal includes a long-planned 2.5% tuition increase, but it does not include any additional tuition or fee increases caused by the pandemic, said system spokesman Dan Demeritt. The cost of responding to the pandemic at Maine's public universities will likely be more than $20 million in the coming budget year, Demeritt said. He said the pandemic will “have a big impact on operations and revenues this academic year,” but the system will still be ready for students in the fall. In other news related to the pandemic in Maine: RELIEF FUNDING The administration of Democratic Gov. Janet Mills said it is using $35 million to assist local and tribal governments in...
    Starting Sunday, many Metro stations will reopen after months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. And, starting next Monday, Metro is adding more buses to its 14 busiest bus lines to provide more capacity and more frequent service. The following Metro stations are set to reopen: Federal Center Southwest Federal Triangle Mount Vernon Square Judiciary Square Archives Smithsonian Eisenhower Avenue Virginia Square Van Dorn Street Clarendon Cleveland Park Grosvenor-Strathmore Cheverly College Park Morgan Boulevard. In addition, three other stations along the Orange and Silver lines will reopen with shuttle bus service due to the ongoing platform reconstruction work at East Falls Church: Greensboro East Falls Church McLean. Selected station entrances will also reopen at Anacostia, Farragut North, Dupont Circle, Metro Center, Reagan National, U Street, Gallery Place-Chinatown, Friendship Heights and L’Enfant Plaza. Arlington National Cemetery will remain the only station closed, because the cemetery itself...
    This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet. Consumer complaints to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau were up 31% in the first five months of 2020, compared with the same period last year, and many of these new complaints specifically mention the coronavirus crisis. The CFPB relays consumer complaints about loans, credit cards, bank accounts and other financial products to financial institutions. For people who are dissatisfied or otherwise frustrated with their direct interaction with a financial company, this complaint process can offer recourse, often within a few weeks. During a nationwide financial crisis, it stands to reason, these frustrations would run high. On March 4, the CFPB received its first complaint mentioning the COVID-19 pandemic. That first complaint was about canceled travel and the inability to get a refund despite global travel warnings. Over roughly the next three months, through May 31, the cutoff date used in this analysis,...
    Starting next week, community blood drives that were suspended in the D.C. area because of the COVID-19 pandemic will resume, and donors are needed. “We are so excited to be back, rolling out in our community starting June 15,” said Heather Wade, of Inova Blood Donor Services, which supplies blood to hospitals regionwide. Blood supplies are critically low, and Wade said demand is high. “During COVID-19, many patients did not seek treatment that they needed, so hospitals across our area have seen an influx with patients with long-term stays,” Wade said. Also with a loosening of pandemic-related restrictions, elective surgeries have resumed, with about 800 to 900 procedures set to occur every week. “Not only that, we’re in the summertime, and summer is really trauma month,” Wade said. “There are bad things that happen, and it’s because of blood donors that many of these folks who are in accidents get...
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump made numerous false claims about the coronavirus pandemic between March 16 and May 3. Here is a list. Click here for a list of his other false claims during this period.Click here for a breakdown of Trump's dishonesty between January 27 and May 3.Coronavirus testing"Broken" and "obsolete" tests Read MoreTrump claimed 12 times that he inherited an old, broken, or obsolete coronavirus test from the previous administration.In March, Trump initially made a debatable claim that he had inherited a flawed testing "system." By the final days of March and the first days of April, however, he was making a demonstrably inaccurate claim about inheriting the actual tests.Facts First: The faulty initial test for the coronavirus was created during Trump's administration, in early 2020, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since this is a new virus that was first identified during Trump's presidency, tests couldn't...
    (CNN)Seventeen Democratic senators have sent a letter to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, asking for a plan to fight a "dramatic" drop in childhood vaccinations since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier this month, the CDC reported a "notable decrease" in the number of vaccines ordered through a federal program that immunizes half of all kids in the country. Several states have also reported drops. The group of senators, organized by New Hampshire's Maggie Hassan, asked the CDC to organize a program to reverse the trend.Read MoreMore evidence US childhood vaccinations are dropping amid coronavirus pandemic "We write to express significant concern regarding the recent decline in routine childhood immunization rates in the United States during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and urge you to take immediate action to encourage and support routine pediatric immunizations through the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic," the senators wrote in...