Inside Edition
Inside Edition 6 Jan 2021

Patients Wait 18 Hours to Get Into Emergency Rooms

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California hospitals are facing an unprecedented crisis as the pandemic is raging out of control. At some emergency rooms, patients are waiting up to 18 hours to get into hospitals. Los Angeles residents are being told not to call 911 except in the most dire emergency, as responders are overwhelmed. Morgues are also inundated in southern California, as someone dies every 15 minutes of COVID-19 in Los Angeles. Funeral homes are now using refrigerator trucks for bodies.


CNBC.com's MacKenzie Sigalos brings you the day's top business news headlines. On today's show, CNBC.com's Ari Levy breaks down Airbnb's blockbuster IPO. Plus, the "After Hours" team explains how businesses could compel employees to take the Covid-19 vaccine.

00:00 -- Intro
0:43 -- Stocks close mixed
1:31 -- Can your company compel you to get the Covid-19 vaccine?
4:33 -- CNBC Soundcheck
6:18 -- Airbnb takes Wall Street by storm
10:31 -- Numbers round
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Local leaders in the Black community are encouraging Black Americans to get the coronavirus vaccine. Freeman Hrabowski, III, Ph.D, president of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, explains to CBSN why he and his wife entered the Moderna vaccine trial last fall.

CBSN is CBS News' 24/7 digital streaming news service featuring live, anchored coverage available for free across all platforms. Launched in November 2014, the service is a premier destination for breaking news and original storytelling from the deep bench of CBS News correspondents and reporters. CBSN features the top stories of the day as well as deep dives into key issues facing the nation and the world. CBSN has also expanded to launch local news streaming services in major markets across the country. CBSN is currently available on CBSNews.com and the CBS News app across more than 20 platforms, as well as the CBS All Access subscription service.
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