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Watch live: Dr. Anthony Fauci and Norah O’Donnell talk COVID-19 surge and government response

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, is speaking with “CBS Evening News” anchor and managing editor Norah O’Donnell in an interview that will be streamed live on Wednesday. They are expected to speak about the fall coronavirus surge and the government’s response in the interview, which will stream at 3:30 p.m. Eastern on CBSNews.com.

Viewers are invited to text Norah their questions at 202-217-1107.


How to watch Norah O’Donnell’s interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci

  • What: Norah O’Donnell interviews Dr. Anthony Fauci
  • Date: October 14, 2020 
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
  • Location: via Zoom
  • Online stream: Live on CBSNews.com in the player above and on the CBS News app

Fauci, the longtime director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has publicly diverged from President Trump’s coronavirus messaging in recent days. 

After Mr. Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis and return to the White House earlier this month, the president described the treatment he was given as a “cure.” There are no known cures for COVID-19. Fauci told CBS News the term could lead to unnecessary “confusion.” “We don’t have any indication — I think you really have to depend on what you mean by a ‘cure,’ because that’s a word that leads to a lot of confusion,” Fauci said. “We have good treatments for people with advanced disease who are in the hospital.” 

Fauci has also taken issue with the president’s unauthorized use of his comments in a 30-second ad. Fauci said the decision to use his comments without consent, and out of context, is a form of harassment. “By doing this against my will they are, in effect, harassing me,” he told The Daily Beast in a report posted on Monday. 

Fauci has identified the White House ceremony for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett as a “super spreader” event. At least 24 people in Mr. Trump’s orbit, not all whom attended the event, have tested positive for COVID-19. 

“I think the — the data speaks for themselves,” Fauci said of mask-wearing. “We had a super-spreader event in the White House and it was in a situation where people were crowded together and were not wearing masks. So the data speak for themselves.”

He warned that coronavirus cases are on the rise in a majority of states, with only three seeing fewer cases. “It’s going in the wrong direction right now,” Fauci said. “So if there’s anything we should be doing, we should be doubling down in implementing the public health measures that we’ve been talking about for so long. Which are: Keeping a distance, no crowds, wearing masks, washing hands, doing things outside as opposed to inside.”

Portions of Norah O’Donnell’s interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci will air on the “CBS Evening News” Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. ET on CBS and 10 p.m. on CBSN.

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Salesforce Live – The Nottingham Building Society rethinks digital strategy in light of COVID-19

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The Nottingham Building Society was founded back in 1849 by a small group of Nottingham businessmen, led by local Quaker Samuel Fox. The first ever branch used to open between 6pm and 9pm on the first Tuesday of each month and the vision for the building society was to help people own their own home, as well as offer them a safe and secure place for their savings.

Since then The Nottingham (as it’s more commonly known) has grown to serve over a quarter of a million members across the UK and now has 67 branches across 11 counties. Gone too are the days of a three hour opening window once a month, with the building society expanding its use of digital services for members rapidly.

The Nottingham has had a digital strategy in place for over three years, which served it well in the initial fallout from COVID-19. But as CEO David Marlow outlined at the Salesforce Live UK & Ireland event this week, the rapid changes in consumer expectations and the workplace are forcing the building society to go deeper with its transformation.

Part of this involves moving to the Salesforce Financial Services Cloud to completely reengineer the organisation’s process for the digital, with the aim of creating an immersive experience for members.

Marlow explained that COVID-19 has shifted thinking at The Nottingham in two fundamental ways. Firstly, regarding the move to distributed working. And secondly, the additional expectations from consumers on digital services. He said:

I think the working from home element is a major item. Here I am at home, somebody who never worked from home over the last 20 years. How we make the most of that and leverage it is really important. Accommodating the changes that we see both positive and negative for people remote working. That implication has an enormous knock on effect to our business continuity arrangements, and we’ve got some big changes to put through in how we organise ourselves in business continuity terms. Just as example, historically we had a building on the outside of Nottingham that was just left empty. When we had a crisis we would all move out to that. Well, we don’t need that sort of capability any longer, we would all just work from home.

And then finally I think the major item for us has been the enormous shift in expectations from customers and members and the public at large around digital. Not only in terms of the access that they expect, but the richness of the service that they now see as the norm, not as a bonus.

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As noted above, The Nottingham has been working on its digital strategy for three years now and Marlow said that this put the organisation in a good position when demand for its services increased during the height of the pandemic. However, he added, that with the enormous shift in customer expectations, he soon

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Coronavirus Live Updates : NPR

Police officers man a roadside checkpoint in Madrid Friday as travel restrictions are imposed to cope with a new wave of coronavirus infections.

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The Spanish government has declared a state of emergency in the Madrid region, making it possible to impose new anti-coronavirus lockdown restrictions, against the strong opposition of the local government.

Tensions have heightened between the center-left national government and the center-right regional government over how to fight the new wave of COVID-19 outbreaks.

Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez issued a 15-day lockdown order on Oct 2. Madrid President Isabel Díaz Ayuso took the issue to court and a judge in Madrid ruled in her favor. So Sánchez followed up with the emergency declaration.

The new restrictions limit freedom to travel outside Madrid and eight other nearby cities that are showing an increase of infection and transmission.

Police will enforce the restrictions, according to Noticias. Only people who have to travel for work, school or an emergency will be allowed to leave the nine cities and gatherings, even outside, will be limited to six.

“A total lockdown in Madrid isn’t possible,” Ayuso said at a press conference. She said the restrictions “create chaos,” and confuse people. She’s open to working with the national government, she said, but “we are asking for clear and simple rules.”

Ayuso said she opposes the blanket restrictions and prefers the tailored restrictions her government had imposed. Lockdown measures were made based on contagion levels in an area, she said, and they are working. At the same time she said the virus is still in the region “and it’s spreading.”

“Ayuso has decided not to do anything,” said Salvador Illa, Spain’s minister of health, at a news conference.

“We have to put in place measures to protect the health of Madrileños and to prevent the virus from spreading to other communities,” said Illa. He said 63 people have died in Madrid in the last week and 3,361 people are hospitalized in the city, with 498 in the ICU.

“We can cross our arms and stand by,” he said, “or we can stop the virus. We have to put restrictions in place to avoid transmission.”

Illa said that the Madrid region has seen 258,767 COVID-19 positive cases and 1,209 deaths since the pandemic began.

Spain has one of the highest numbers of COVID-19 infections and deaths around the world, lower only to Argentina, Colombia, Russia, Brazil, India and the U.S. The first COVID-19 case

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Live Music Industry Collapse ‘Is Happening’ Says Venue Society

The National Independent Venue Association warned that the collapse of the live music industry was beginning to take place across the U.S. as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and political inaction.

NIVA issued a statement after President Donald Trump ended talks with Congress over a multi-trillion-dollar COVID-19 relief bill, saying he’d only continue the conversation after the election on Nov. 3.

In the new statement, NIVA stated that would be too late for many of the 2,000 concert venues that make up its membership, and pointed out that a bill designed to support the industry had already passed and was needed only to be activated. “We have been sounding the alarm since April that if our members don’t get emergency assistance, they will go under forever – and it’s happening,” director of communications Audrey Fix Scheafer said.

“This is real. We need help. We urge Congress and the White House to continue negotiations and reach a deal quickly or there will be a mass collapse of this industry. The Save Our Stages Act has already passed the House and has strong bipartisan support with more than 160 Congresspeople cosponsoring. … They know independent venues can be part of our country’s economic renewal once it’s safe to welcome people back – if our venues can survive this pandemic.”

Scheafer added that the group is also “hoping for the sake of our furloughed employees that the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance will be extended, as people are suffering through no fault of their own.”

NIVA’s stated mission is to “preserve and nurture the ecosystem of independent venues and promoters throughout the United States.” The body explained: “These entertainment hubs are critical to their local economies and tax bases as employers, tourism destinations, and revenue generators for neighboring businesses such as restaurants, hotels and retail. Independent venues exist in every state across the country; they were the first to be closed, they will be the last to open. The economic recovery process will extend past just reopening the front doors, requiring solutions unique to the industry.”

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Coronavirus live news: Irish government ‘to reject new lockdown recommendation’; Paris bars to close | World news

An initiative from Germany’s Social Democrat labour minister to give people the right to work from home is facing opposition from chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and business groups, though a survey shows most workers like the idea.

The coronavirus pandemic has interrupted work flows in many companies in Europe’s largest economy, accelerating a trend to work partly from home and speeding up the digitisation of business organisation and communication.

But it has also created new problems such as working longer hours and pushing up stress levels, especially among parents juggling childcare and working from home.

Hubertus Heil from the co-governing, centre-left SPD told Deutschlandfunk radio on Monday that his draft law would give employees the right to work from home or somewhere else at least 24 days per year if the profession and work flows allow.

With the draft law, Heil wants to increase job satisfaction among employees and avoid home working automatically leading to longer working hours.

Employers must ensure that employees record their entire working time at home, or else face a fine of up to €30,000.

In addition, accidents that happen while working from home should be regarded as work accidents which means the employer’s insurance must fully cover the costs.

A survey conducted by several economic institutes showed that roughly two thirds of German employees welcome the proposal for such a legal right.

But a spokeswoman of economy minister Peter Altmaier from Merkel’s conservatives said during a regular news conference that there were many unanswered questions and that Altmaier remained sceptical of the idea.

“Above all, we need less bureaucracy and not new state guarantees for everything,” the spokeswoman cited Altmaier as saying.

Merkel’s spokesman said the draft law would now be discussed between the labour ministry and the chancellery, adding that there were still a lot of issues to be resolved.

The VDMA engineering association said there was no need for a legal right to work from home.

“It only raises hopes that cannot be fulfilled in every case,” VDMA managing director Thilo Brodtmann said.

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Coronavirus live news: global cases pass 35m as Walter Reed physician calls Trump drive ‘insanity’ | World news

US president Donald Trump has begun a fourth day at the military hospital where he is being treated for Covid-19, as his condition remained unclear and outside experts warned his case may be severe.

The president’s team is treating 74-year-old Trump with a steroid, dexmethasone, normally used only in the most severe cases.

His medical team told reporters on Sunday that Trump could return to the White House as early as Monday. Even if he does, he will need to continue treatment as the Republican president is still undergoing a five-day course of an intravenous antiviral drug, remdesivir.

The normal quarantine period for anyone testing positive for the coronavirus is 14 days.

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on Monday reiterated the hope that Trump would be released shortly from the hospital.

“He will meet with his doctors and nurses this morning to make further assessments of his progress,” Meadows told Fox News. “We are still optimistic that he will be able to return to the White House later today.”

Sequestered at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington since Friday, Trump has released a series of videos in an effort to reassure the public that he is recovering.

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On Sunday, he left his hospital room to ride in a White House motorcade that drove him past supporters gathered outside the hospital.

Critics and medical experts criticised Trump for the move, which potentially exposed the staff in his car to infection.

“Every single person in the vehicle during that completely unnecessary presidential ‘drive-by’ just now has to be quarantined for 14 days,” James Phillips, who is also an assistant professor of emergency medicine at George Washington University’s medical school said on Twitter.

“They might get sick. They may die. For political theater.”

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Every single person in the vehicle during that completely unnecessary Presidential “drive-by” just now has to be quarantined for 14 days. They might get sick. They may die. For political theater. Commanded by Trump to put their lives at risk for theater. This is insanity.


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On Monday, his Twitter account released a stream of more than a dozen messages including “LAW & ORDER. VOTE!” and “RELIGIOUS LIBERTY. VOTE!”

A Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Sunday showed Trump trailing Biden by 10 percentage points. About 65% of Americans said Trump would not have been infected had he taken the virus more seriously.

Trump has consistently downplayed the risks of the pandemic since it first emerged this year, and he has repeatedly flouted social distancing guidelines meant to curb its spread.

CNN quoted a White House official as saying that his wife, Melania, who also tested positive for Covid-19, is not considering leaving the White House.

“Melania Trump is aware of the dangers of Covid-19. Potentially exposing others is not a risk she would take,” the official said.

A return to the White House might help Trump project a sense of

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Nanox Announces Live Demonstration of its Nanox.ARC System at Radiology Society of North America (RSNA) 2020

Nanox Announces Live Demonstration of its Nanox.ARC System at Radiology
Society of North America (RSNA) 2020

NEVE ILAN,  Israel, Oct.  01,  2020 (GLOBE  NEWSWIRE)  -- NANO-X  IMAGING  LTD
(NASDAQ: NNOX)  (“Nanox”  or the  “Company”),  an innovative  medical  imaging
technology company, is pleased to announce today that it will demonstrate  its
novel technology (Nanox.SOURCE) and medical imaging system (Nanox.ARC) at RSNA
2020, which is being held November 29-December 5 in Chicago.

The demonstration will  include a  technology section  elaborating on  Nanox’s
first commercial-grade digital x-ray source  followed by a live  demonstration
of the Nanox.ARC in a range of 2D and 3D medical imaging procedures.

The demonstration  will  be led  by  Mr.  Ran Poliakine,  Chairman  and  Chief
Executive Officer  of Nanox,  and  will be  live  streamed globally.  It  will
include  a  professional  radiology  Q&A  session  followed  by  lectures  and
presentations of clinical applications of the Nanox.ARC medical imaging system
by well-known radiologists and Company distribution partners.

Mr. Poliakine stated: “We are pleased to invite everyone to witness first-hand
our technology and the  Nanox.ARC at the  RSNA. We have  an ambitious goal  of
making  medical  imaging  widely  available  on  a  global  basis  to  promote
preventive healthcare  through  early  detection. Two-thirds  of  the  world’s
population currently have no access to medical imaging, and we aim to  improve
this statistic. We look forward to this demonstration which will allow  people
to see the depth and validity of our technology.”

About Nanox:

Nanox, founded  by  the  serial  entrepreneur Ran  Poliakine,  is  an  Israeli
corporation  that  is  developing  a  commercial-grade  digital  X-ray  source
designed to be used in real-world medical imaging applications. Nanox believes
that its  novel technology  could significantly  reduce the  costs of  medical
imaging systems and plans to seek collaborations with world-leading healthcare
organizations and  companies to  provide affordable,  early detection  imaging
service for all. For more information, please visit www.nanox.vision.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to
risks and uncertainties. All statements that are not historical facts
contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. Such
statements include, but are not limited to, any statements relating to the
initiation, timing, progress and results of Nanox's research and development,
manufacturing and commercialization activities with respect to its X-ray
source technology and the Nanox.ARC. In some cases, you can identify
forward-looking statements by terminology such as “can,” “might,” “believe,”
“may,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “should,” “plan,”
“should,” “could,” “expect,” “predict,” “potential,” or the negative of these
terms or other similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on
information Nanox has when those statements are made or management's good
faith belief as of that time with respect to future events, and are subject to
risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to
differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking
statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from
those currently anticipated include: risks related to business interruptions
resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic or similar public health crises could
cause a disruption of the 
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Nanox Announces Live Demonstration of its Nanox.ARC System at Radiology Society of North …

NEVE ILAN, Israel, Oct. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NANO-X IMAGING LTD (NASDAQ: NNOX) (“Nanox” or the “Company”), an innovative medical imaging technology company, is pleased to announce today that it will demonstrate its novel technology (Nanox.SOURCE) and medical imaging system (Nanox.ARC) at RSNA 2020, which is being held November 29-December 5 in Chicago.

The demonstration will include a technology section elaborating on Nanox’s first commercial-grade digital x-ray source followed by a live demonstration of the Nanox.ARC in a range of 2D and 3D medical imaging procedures.

The demonstration will be led by Mr. Ran Poliakine, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nanox, and will be live streamed globally. It will include a professional radiology Q&A session followed by lectures and presentations of clinical applications of the Nanox.ARC medical imaging system by well-known radiologists and Company distribution partners.

Mr. Poliakine stated: “We are pleased to invite everyone to witness first-hand our technology and the Nanox.ARC at the RSNA. We have an ambitious goal of making medical imaging widely available on a global basis to promote preventive healthcare through early detection. Two-thirds of the world’s population currently have no access to medical imaging, and we aim to improve this statistic. We look forward to this demonstration which will allow people to see the depth and validity of our technology.”

About Nanox:

Nanox, founded by the serial entrepreneur Ran Poliakine, is an Israeli corporation that is developing a commercial-grade digital X-ray source designed to be used in real-world medical imaging applications. Nanox believes that its novel technology could significantly reduce the costs of medical imaging systems and plans to seek collaborations with world-leading healthcare organizations and companies to provide affordable, early detection imaging service for all. For more information, please visit www.nanox.vision.

Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. All statements that are not historical facts contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. Such statements include, but are not limited to, any statements relating to the initiation, timing, progress and results of Nanox’s research and development, manufacturing and commercialization activities with respect to its X-ray source technology and the Nanox.ARC. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “can,” “might,” “believe,” “may,” “estimate,” “continue,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “should,” “plan,” “should,” “could,” “expect,” “predict,” “potential,” or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are based on information Nanox has when those statements are made or management’s good faith belief as of that time with respect to future events, and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated include: risks related to business interruptions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic or similar public health crises could cause a disruption of the development, deployment or regulatory clearance of the Nanox System and adversely impact our business; Nanox’s

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