Georgia gov. didn’t know asymptomatic people can spread virus

The governor of Georgia — the state where the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is headquartered — said Wednesday he had only just learned that the coronavirus can be spread by people who aren’t showing any symptoms. Public health officials have been warning for months that asymptomatic people can transmit the virus, which appears to be…

Abortion patients in Texas now travel 20 times further, study says

The average patient seeking an abortion in Texas must now travel more than 20 times further than usual because of the state’s temporary ban on the procedure, according to a new study from the Guttmacher Institute, an abortion rights research organization. For some, it puts the procedure out of reach entirely. Abortion services across Texas…

For one small biz owner, staying afloat means painful job cuts

The coronavirus is a devastating blow for hundreds of thousands of restaurants, stores and other small businesses across the U.S., which find themselves suddenly cut off from their customers as Americans seek refuge from the lethal pandemic. Molly Moon, who owns a namesake chain of ice cream shops in the Seattle, Washington, area — Molly Moon’s…

Coronavirus cases now top 1 million worldwide

CBSN The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide topped 1 million on Thursday — sooner than even top public health officials had anticipated. The number of deaths also soared past 51,000. As of Thursday afternoon, Johns Hopkins University reports more than 1,002,000 confirmed cases around the world. The U.S. by far has the highest number of confirmed…

Chicago cop dies as coronavirus takes toll on forces nationwide

A highly decorated Chicago police officer has died of coronavirus, becoming the department’s first virus-related death as police across the country grapple with the pandemic. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday announced the death of 50-year-old Marco Di Franco, a 21-year veteran assigned to the narcotics division in the detective bureau.  Lightfoot wouldn’t say whether…

White House Correspondents Association removes OAN from briefing rotation

The White House Correspondents Association removed conservative network One America News from the daily White House briefing rotation, after the far-right news outlet’s employee twice attended briefings out of turn. The WHCA did not name the network or the employee. But the TV personality in question, Chanel Rion, said Thursday on OAN that she still…