Thursday, October 1, 2020
President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden wasted no time as they both returned to the campaign trail just five weeks before election day. The president is under tremendous pressure for not condemning white supremacy during Tuesday's chaotic debate. Also, with so many people voting by mail, the results could be delayed by days or even weeks. Social media companies fear the potential to spread conspiracy theories will be high. And, new rapid result COVID testing could dramatically change the way this country handles the pandemic moving forward.
Coronavirus cases continue to rise, but the U.S. inches closer to a vaccine. Biden taps Anthony Fauci and Brian Deese for key adviser roles. And, Trump visits Georgia ahead of its runoff elections.
Top Democrats back off demands for larger COVID-19 relief bill. Sources tell NPR that President Trump is considering a run in 2024. Plus, new reports say climate change is making people sick.
U.K. approves Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use. The Justice Department has not found widespread election fraud. Plus, California experiences a sharp increases in COVID-19 cases and deaths.