Thursday, May 14, 2020

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There's a new crisis facing some Americans during the global pandemic....lost health insurance due to furloughs. How many of us could be affected, what options do they have, and what is the government doing to help? NBC News Radio's Bill Zimpfer joins Tony and paints a picture at what we're facing.

Concerns over a possible second outbreak of COVID-19 are growing in South Korea, after cases linked to nightclubs in Seoul hit nearly 120 Wednesday. This comes after a 29-year-old tested positive for the disease after visiting five clubs in a district of the city known for its international community. The city sent text messages to more than 10,000 people believed to be in the area, warning of the danger and urging them to get tested. The plan was to begin reopening schools in the region this week, but since the new cases emerged in-person classes have shifted back to remote learning. ABC News' Foreign Correspondent Tom Rivers takes a look with Tony.

The spread of the coronavirus around the world has prompted another kind of spread: that of misinformation on the internet ‚Äď particularly on YouTube. The wildly popular video platform has taken steps in recent weeks to crack down on potentially dangerous content on its platform, including videos that contain false or unverified information about the transmission of COVID-19, those that promote unsubstantiated cures, or encourage people to ignore official guidance. But questions still circulate about how YouTube prioritizes videos users see. Brad can take you through how videos like this can lull people into a false sense of security, and can give you his analysis of the psychology behind conspiracy thinking. ABC News Crime & Terrorism Analyst Brad Garrett takes a look with Tony.

Restaurants, salons, barber shops and gyms in Iowa will be allowed to reopen Friday under new health rules intended to slow the coronavirus. A fourth region of upstate New York has met the criteria to gradually restart its economic activity as the state prepares slowly relax its pandemic-induced social restrictions. Park officials in northern Colorado have announced that Rocky Mountain National Park is scheduled to reopen at the end of May, two months after the park was closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic. CBS News' Bill Rehkopf took a look around and joins Tony with what he found.

The metro budget and restaurants are on tonight's metro council agenda. Joining Tony is Metro Council President David James.

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