The CBN News Daily Rundown


Many people are turning to online medical services during the Coronavirus outbreak. Telemedicine services have long been restricted by government regulations, but as Americans are urged to stay home, states and federal agencies are easing the rules to help patients get necessary health care. Reporter Caitlin Burke has been covering this story and recently experienced a virtual appointment of her own. She's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown. 


Almost a year before the coronavirus crisis gripped the world, a pastor out of South Carolina recorded a video warning of a virus like illness that was on the way.  While she didn’t name the coronavirus specifically, the pastor’s predictions about what was to come were eerily accurate.

CBN Prayer Link host Charlene Aaron spoke to Pastor Kadesha Jenkins about her prophesy and what hearers should do about it.   Charlene put it this way: “check yourself before you wreck yourself!"


Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says his faith has guided his response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He's been praised for recognizing the threat early on and taking drastic action to save lives in his state. Senior political analyst David Brody spoke with the governor about the way he's leading during this crisis. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown. 


A massive stimulus bill is making its way to the president's desk. The Senate passed the historic two-point-two trillion-dollar economic relief package late Wednesday night by a unanimous vote. It's the largest economic rescue bill in US history. Capitol Hill correspondent Abigail Robertson is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown with details on what exactly is in this bill and how faith played a role in Republicans and Democrats coming together to push it through.


President Trump announced this week that he hopes to re-open parts of the economy by Easter, but health care experts warn the country isn't nearly ready to drop quarantines and return to normal. For instance, in New York City, the infection rate is doubling every three days, and the White House says anyone who has recently been in New York should self-quarantine for 14 days. Before any decision is made about when to ease up on restrictions, the president will consult with the team of experts that make up his Coronavirus Task Force. White House correspondent Ben Kennedy is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown with more on who the president chose for this elite team and what role it plays in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. 


The news is grim as COVID-19 spread across the US. The pandemic insights panic, anxiety, and fear as the world begins to feel hopeless, but what should the Christian response be? Many are choosing to respond differently to this crisis than the world around them. Dan Andros, managing editor of Faithwire and co-host of Faith vs. Culture is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown with a look at the faith perspective to COVID-19. 


As the nation grinds to a halt, air travel is becoming more and more difficult and could stop completely if Washington doesn't pass a stimulus package to help airlines continue to pay their employees. CBN News contributor Chuck Holton has traveled both domestically and internationally over the last two weeks. He says even domestic travel is now nearly impossible without facing hours, if not days of flight delays. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown with the latest on what travelers and airlines are facing.


The nation's most populated state is under a "Stay at Home" lock-down. California's governor, Thursday, ordered his states, residents, to shelter in place and only leave their homes for essential jobs, errands, and some exercise. Drastic measures like these are being put in place in an effort to avoid overwhelming the medical system and to protect those who are most vulnerable to COVID-19, especially the elderly. Reporter Mark Martin recently took a look at what senior living communities are doing to protect their population. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.


Capitol Hill is not immune to COVID-19. Florida Congressman Mario Diaz Balart and Utah Congressman Ben McAdams released statements Wednesday night saying they've tested positive for the virus. This as lawmakers start to consider a massive economic recovery package--one that would require House representatives to return to Washington to vote on. Capitol Hill correspondent Abigail Robertson is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown with the latest on what lawmakers are proposing as a way to pass crucial legislation while remaining in their home states. 


COVID-19 has now spread to all 50 states and more than 100 Americans have died. At least 22 states are activating the National Guard and more than three dozen states have canceled public schools. The Coronavirus Task Force is asking young, healthy people to practice social distancing and help protect those who are most vulnerable to the virus. The idea of an extended quarantine is starting to weigh heavy on people's minds. Senior international correspondent George Thomas has already experienced one. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.