‘The Five’ panelists weigh in on the media’s coverage of President Biden’s and former President Trump’s COVID-19 diagnoses and questions over why Biden’s doctor has not been made available to discuss his condition.
Kim Iversen describes Shanghai’s draconian lockdown and city-wide food shortage.
According to the CDC, the risk of animals spreading SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, to people is low. The virus can spread from people to animals during close contact. More studies are needed to understand if and how different animals could be affected by COVID-19.
Health workers in protective suits prepare for coronavirus testing for residents near residential buildings, Wednesday, April 6, 2022, in Beijing. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
A lockdown in Shanghai, China, has kept the city’s 25 million residents confined to their homes for the last 12 days. Some citizens of the world’s third largest city have taken to screaming from their apartment windows in protest. The government has been delivering vegetables to homes, while some neighbors have improvised a barter system. CNN reporter David Culver says government workers have “sealed” front doors to discourage people from leaving.
Did a couple fraudulently cash in on the COVID-19 testing craze? Akbar Ali Syed and his wife Aleya Siyaj founded the Center for COVID Control in December 2020. In advertisements for the centers, they noted their testing was free, available Monday through Friday and no insurance was necessary. The company reportedly made over $140 million processing COVID-19 tests. Now, after mounting complaints and lawsuits alleging fraud, the company is under investigations. Lisa Guerrero caught up with the couple.
Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, has tested positive for COVID-19, and he was with his 95-year-old mother, Queen Elizabeth II, just two days ago. The queen reportedly doesn’t currently have symptoms and is being closely monitored. In the United States, “CBS Mornings” host Gayle King had her own COVID-19 scare after she tested positive while in her office. She was hustled into isolation in a van parked outside the studio, where she posted a selfie on Instagram.