Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson is helping lead the administration's efforts to revive the economy, while mitigating the viral pandemic. He spoke to One America's Jennifer Franco about the tools being used to accomplish that goal.
What exactly needs to happen to safely return to any sort of normal amid the coronavirus crisis in the United States? The answer is sure to include testing, contact tracing, and possibly, vaccination, on an unprecedented scale. We talked to experts like global health researcher Dr. Michael Osterholm and philanthropist Bill Gates to get some answers on just how this might work. Aired on 4/23/2020. CBS News has obtained the White House's new guidance given to states for coronavirus testing and tracing contacts to help contain the outbreak. The plan relies heavily on states with some assistance from the federal government. Ed O'Keefe, Major Garrett and Caitlin Conant join CBSN with the latest from Washington. From increased testing to contact tracing, states across the country are taking extra safety precautions as they slowly reopen. PricewaterhouseCoopers is developing a contact tracing app for businesses to protect employees' health and privacy. On Wall to Wall, Greta spoke with PwC Partner Mitch Roschelle about their efforts. Testing, tracking and tracing the virus has been a key strategy for country's with lower death rates.
The UK Government's decision to stop community testing early in the pandemic was described as its most "consequential error" during the crisis.
A group of cross-party MPs say Boris Johnson should urgently build up capacity for contact tracing.