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Campaign 2020 / Trump vs. Biden / Coronavirus: Herd Immunity / Besser Interview #1262044

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A Keeping Them Honest look at President Trump's view of "herd immunity" about the coronavirus introduced; inset video of Trump's rally now in Des Moines, Iowa. [In April, Dr. Scott ATLAS - says we should them get infected & generate immunity in the community.] HHS Secretary Alex Azar's tweets about the virus quoted. [Former professor William HASELTINE@- calls herd immunity mass murder: these viruses come back.] The view of 80 scientists quoted in "The Lancet" against herd immunity quoted. {1:30 time missing} [Sept. 15, TRUMP - speaks about the herd mentality.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Des Moines: Jim Acosta) How the crowd at the Trump rally is not wearing masks or being saucily distant & how the people behind Trump only are wearing MAGA masks discussed; sign shown of "Trump COVID Supoerpsreader Event. [Three rally GOERS - offer views on how anyone can get the virus even if cautious.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with former CDC dir. Richard Besser about coronavirus & the herd immunity strategy. [BESSER - offers views on the Great Barrington approach calling for the young to get infected, but it spreads to risk groups, on the plight of "long haulers" affected by the virus, on the unknowns behind the concept of herd immunity, on Barron Trump's mild infection.

Cooper, Anderson;
Acosta, Jim

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