NewsNet 22 Sep 2020

New Studies Suggest Coronavirus Spreads Easily on Long Flights


As more people seemingly grow tired of staying home because of COVID-19, the number of flights going out is slowing starting to take off. Yet, even with all of the safety measures that airlines are putting into place to prevent the spread of coronavirus, scientists believe the risk of transmission aboard airplanes could be higher than previously thought.

On today's What America's Thinking, a new Hill-HarrisX poll finds 63 percent of voters said they are likely to take a coronavirus vaccine if one is available in 2020, up 4 percentage points from September. This survey was conducted online within the United States from September 10 - 14 among 3,758 registered voters by HarrisX. The sampling margin of error of this poll is plus or minus 1.60 percentage points. The results reflect a nationally representative sample of registered voters. Results were weighted for age within gender, region, race/ethnicity, income, political party, and education where necessary to align them with their actual proportions in the population.
House Speaker Pelosi (D-Calif.) holds news conference amid coronavirus relief talks with the White House.
A 25-year-old man in Nevada is the first confirmed case of a patient in the U.S. who recovered from a coronavirus infection and then got infected a second time from a distinct strain of the virus. Dr. Dyan Hes, founder of Gramercy Pediatrics, joins CBSN to talk about the risk of reinfection, plus another pause in one of the vaccine trials and other coronavirus news.
Traces of coronavirus can be transfered to the objects we touch. And in turn, can be transfered to us. Money, shopping carts, door-handles: Just about everything we touch is getting a second look these days or even a clever work-around. But are our anxieties over surface-contacts backed up by research into the virus and its viability? Let's take a look.

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