Sunday, April 26, 2020: Inside the Coronavirus Balancing Act, as States Push to Reopen

Sunday, April 26th

As the U.S. coronavirus death toll approaches the number of Americans killed in the Vietnam War, states are engaged in a delicate balancing act - as some governors and the White House push to reopen the U.S. economy despite the ongoing health risk. Plus, amid continued testing shortages, new research suggests coronavirus arrived in the U.S. far earlier than previously known - a reminder that the fight is far from over. And President Trump's freewheeling, erratic press briefings took a more dangerous turn this week - when he mused aloud about the possibility of ingesting disinfectant to kill the virus, despite the potentially fatal effect that would have. On today's show: Augusta, Georgia Mayor Hardie Davis on his state's rush to reopen; Louisiana Sen. Bill Cassidy on the growing GOP divide over the soaring cost of coronavirus relief; Dr. Ashish Jha of the Harvard Global Health Institute and emergency room Dr. Megan Ranney on the latest medical developments; and the New York Times' Maggie Haberman on the president's mindset. Plus CNN's Sarah Westwood from the White House and David Culver on the ground in Wuhan, China. via Knit