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NBC News 27 May 2020

Inside The Lab Racing To Develop A Test For The Child Illness Believed To Be linked To COVID-19

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Researchers in London are working to develop a fast, accurate blood test to identify the rare illness impacting children that's believed to be linked to coronavirus. The scientists say they're closer to designing a test that would immediately confirm the presence of the illness.


Former National Security Advisor John Bolton joins Andrea Mitchell, reacting to the retirement of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman's by saying his work "merited promotion," and that his retirement is "a loss for the country." Bolton criticizes Trump's pandemic response as "clearly inadequate" and delayed as a result of concerns of upsetting China and jeopardizing his re-election, as well as Trump's consumption of intelligence, saying he "doesn't pay much attention to it." Aired on 07/08/2020.
An Air Force sergeant charged with the murder of a Santa Cruz County deputy and a federal officer has been linked to a white supremacist group named the "Boogaloo Boys." NBC News' Ben Collins reports.
Beto O'Rourke says Texas governor reopened too early: "He reopened…for political purposes, and showing defiance of science, and facts, and the truth. And what that has led to is the crisis, the uncontrolled spread of COVID-19 you're seeing in Texas." Aired on 06/24/2020.
A study from University College London describes 43 cases of patients with COVID-19 who suffered adverse effects on the brain, including strokes. Dr. Hadi Manji, a joint author of that study and consultant neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, joins CBSN to discuss the findings.

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MYSTERY ILLNESS STRIKING CHILDREN LIKELY RELATED TO
STRIKING CHILDREN LIKELY RELATED TO COVID-19.
LIKELY RELATED TO COVID-19. HERE IS BILL OCHO.
COVID-19. HERE IS BILL OCHO. >> Reporter: TONIGHT
HERE IS BILL OCHO. >> Reporter: TONIGHT 4-YEAR-OLD TARA
>> Reporter: TONIGHT 4-YEAR-OLD TARA FERNANDEZ COULD BE A
4-YEAR-OLD TARA FERNANDEZ COULD BE A KEY IN THE FIGHT
FERNANDEZ COULD BE A KEY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST A MYSTERIOUS
KEY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST A MYSTERIOUS DISEASE POSSIBLY
AGAINST A MYSTERIOUS DISEASE POSSIBLY LINKED WITH
DISEASE POSSIBLY LINKED WITH CORONAVIRUS.
LINKED WITH CORONAVIRUS. JUST TEN DAYS AGO, SHE
CORONAVIRUS. JUST TEN DAYS AGO, SHE WAS IN A BRITISH
JUST TEN DAYS AGO, SHE WAS IN A BRITISH HOSPITAL FIGHTING FOR
WAS IN A BRITISH HOSPITAL FIGHTING FOR HER LIFE.
HOSPITAL FIGHTING FOR HER LIFE. HER MOTHER SHANNON HAD
HER LIFE. HER MOTHER SHANNON HAD RECOVERED FROM
HER MOTHER SHANNON HAD RECOVERED FROM COVID-19 WHEN SHE
RECOVERED FROM COVID-19 WHEN SHE STARTED TO GET SICK.
COVID-19 WHEN SHE STARTED TO GET SICK. WHAT WAS HURTING THE
STARTED TO GET SICK. WHAT WAS HURTING THE MOST?
WHAT WAS HURTING THE MOST? >> MY BELLY.
MOST? >> MY BELLY. >> Reporter: YOUR
>> MY BELLY. >> Reporter: YOUR BELLY.
>> Reporter: YOUR BELLY. DID IT REALLY HURT?
BELLY. DID IT REALLY HURT? AT FIRST DOCTORS
DID IT REALLY HURT? AT FIRST DOCTORS INSISTED IT WAS
AT FIRST DOCTORS INSISTED IT WAS NOTHING SERIOUS BUT
INSISTED IT WAS NOTHING SERIOUS BUT DAYS LATER, HER
NOTHING SERIOUS BUT DAYS LATER, HER TEMPERATURE CONTINUED
DAYS LATER, HER TEMPERATURE CONTINUED SPIKING.
TEMPERATURE CONTINUED SPIKING. >> I SAID THAT’S WHEN
SPIKING. >> I SAID THAT’S WHEN THEY PHONED.
>> I SAID THAT’S WHEN THEY PHONED. >> Reporter:
THEY PHONED. >> Reporter: CORONAVIRUS DOES NOT
>> Reporter: CORONAVIRUS DOES NOT IMPACT MOST CHILDREN
CORONAVIRUS DOES NOT IMPACT MOST CHILDREN BUT TAYA HAD A RARE
IMPACT MOST CHILDREN BUT TAYA HAD A RARE AND POTENTIALLY DEADLY
BUT TAYA HAD A RARE AND POTENTIALLY DEADLY CONDITION THAT’S
AND POTENTIALLY DEADLY CONDITION THAT’S AFFECTED HUNDREDS OF
CONDITION THAT’S AFFECTED HUNDREDS OF KIDS WORLDWIDE
AFFECTED HUNDREDS OF KIDS WORLDWIDE INCLUDING IN NEW YORK
KIDS WORLDWIDE INCLUDING IN NEW YORK STATE WHERE THREE
INCLUDING IN NEW YORK STATE WHERE THREE DIED.
STATE WHERE THREE DIED. IT WAS DIFFICULT FOR
DIED. IT WAS DIFFICULT FOR HER DOCTORS TO
IT WAS DIFFICULT FOR HER DOCTORS TO DIAGNOSE TAYA BECAUSE
HER DOCTORS TO DIAGNOSE TAYA BECAUSE THE SYMPTOMS KEPT
DIAGNOSE TAYA BECAUSE THE SYMPTOMS KEPT CHANGING AND CAME IN A
THE SYMPTOMS KEPT CHANGING AND CAME IN A STRANGE COMBINATION.
CHANGING AND CAME IN A STRANGE COMBINATION. RESEARCHERS ARE RACING
STRANGE COMBINATION. RESEARCHERS ARE RACING A FIND A FAST ACCURATE
RESEARCHERS ARE RACING A FIND A FAST ACCURATE WAY TO IDENTIFY THIS
A FIND A FAST ACCURATE WAY TO IDENTIFY THIS FRIGHTENING SYNDROME
WAY TO IDENTIFY THIS FRIGHTENING SYNDROME ASSOCIATED WITH
FRIGHTENING SYNDROME ASSOCIATED WITH CORONAVIRUS THAT’S
ASSOCIATED WITH CORONAVIRUS THAT’S STRIKING SOME KIDS SO
CORONAVIRUS THAT’S STRIKING SOME KIDS SO HARD.
STRIKING SOME KIDS SO HARD. INVITING US INSIDE THE
HARD. INVITING US INSIDE THE LAB LEADING THIS
INVITING US INSIDE THE LAB LEADING THIS URGENT EFFORT,
LAB LEADING THIS URGENT EFFORT, PROFESSOR LIKEMIKE LAVINE.
URGENT EFFORT, PROFESSOR LIKEMIKE LAVINE. >> THERE ARE DISTINCT
PROFESSOR LIKEMIKE LAVINE. >> THERE ARE DISTINCT DISTINCTIVE MARKERS IN
>> THERE ARE DISTINCT DISTINCTIVE MARKERS IN THE BLOOD THAT ALLOW
DISTINCTIVE MARKERS IN THE BLOOD THAT ALLOW US TO DISTINNISH IT
THE BLOOD THAT ALLOW US TO DISTINNISH IT FROM OTHER CONDITIONS.
US TO DISTINNISH IT FROM OTHER CONDITIONS. >> Reporter: A RASH,
FROM OTHER CONDITIONS. >> Reporter: A RASH, HIGH FEVER AND STOMACH
>> Reporter: A RASH, HIGH FEVER AND STOMACH PAINS.
HIGH FEVER AND STOMACH PAINS. THE SCIENTISTS ARE
PAINS. THE SCIENTISTS ARE CLOSER TO DESIGNING
THE SCIENTISTS ARE CLOSER TO DESIGNING NEW BLOOD TESTS TO
CLOSER TO DESIGNING NEW BLOOD TESTS TO CONFIRM THE PRESENCE
NEW BLOOD TESTS TO CONFIRM THE PRESENCE IMMEDIATELY.
CONFIRM THE PRESENCE IMMEDIATELY. >> THAT WILL MAKE SURE
IMMEDIATELY. >> THAT WILL MAKE SURE THEY GET THE RIGHT
>> THAT WILL MAKE SURE THEY GET THE RIGHT TREATMENT GIVEN EARLY
THEY GET THE RIGHT TREATMENT GIVEN EARLY THAT CAN PREVENT THE
TREATMENT GIVEN EARLY THAT CAN PREVENT THE NEED FOR CRITICAL CARE
THAT CAN PREVENT THE NEED FOR CRITICAL CARE AND POOR OUTCOMES.
NEED FOR CRITICAL CARE AND POOR OUTCOMES. >> Reporter: TAYA
AND POOR OUTCOMES. >> Reporter: TAYA RECOVERED, ONE OF MANY
>> Reporter: TAYA RECOVERED, ONE OF MANY SPEEDING UP THE
RECOVERED, ONE OF MANY SPEEDING UP THE DEVELOPMENT OF THOSE
SPEEDING UP THE DEVELOPMENT OF THOSE TESTS.
DEVELOPMENT OF THOSE TESTS. THE DISEASE IS USUALLY

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