The National Institutes of Health is the nation's medical research agency and next week it will launch an unprecedented effort to help find a cure for COVID. NIH director Francis Collins joins "CBS Evening News" with more on "Operation Warp Speed," which aims to deliver 300 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine by January 2021.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation focuses on public health and has committed more than $350 million for the development of vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics in the fight against the coronavirus. Bill Gates joined "CBS Evening News" with more on the U.S.' pandemic response and the progress of finding a vaccine.
Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates said Wednesday that the U.S. has made "serious mistakes" in its response to the coronavirus pandemic. Gates urged the country to ramp up its testing capacity, and in an interview with "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Norah O'Donnell, he also discussed progress toward a vaccine and the challenges of safely reopening schools.
In an exclusive interview with CBS News, President Trump defended his response to the coronavirus pandemic, insisting that despite long lines and long waits, testing is "working well." Mr. Trump also discussed the ongoing controversy surrounding the Confederate flag. Catherine Herridge spoke with the President at the White House.
In an interview with CBS News' Catherine Herridge, President Trump said George Floyd's death was "terrible," but noted that White people are also killed by law enforcement. Watch more of the interview with the president on the "CBS Evening News" at 6:30 p.m. ET, and on "CBS This Morning" from 7-9 a.m. ET.
John Bolton, President Trump's former national security adviser, spoke with "CBS Evening News" anchor Norah O'Donnell about the claims he made against the commander in chief and his views of the upcoming election. (Disclosure: Bolton's book is published by Simon & Schuster, a division of ViacomCBS).