The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a number of things about the US relationship with China, one of the most notable being our dependence on them for prescription drugs. One author has been warning about the dangers of this arrangement for years. National security correspondent Eric Philips recently sat down with her, he's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.


A new wave of locusts is threatening Africa. The continent already experienced its biggest locust outbreak in 70-years weeks before the coronavirus hit. Now, a second wave is on its way, with some locusts reportedly 20 times the size of the first, posing a huge threat to plants and crops and to many Africans, considered far more destructive than COVID-19. Senior international correspondent George Thomas was in Africa when the first wave of locusts hit. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.


US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams made headlines earlier this week, sharing that this would be one of the hardest, saddest weeks of many Americans' lives. Even as he helps lead the charge in the battle against COVID-19, Dr. Adams says it's important to remember just how powerful prayer is. CBN News anchor John Jessup recently sat down with the Surgeon General. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown. 


The Jewish holiday of Passover begins today. Jews in Israel and around the world will gather for a festive meal called a Seder. Mideast correspondent Julie Stahl will be celebrating Passover in Israel, where things will look much different this year, since the country is under lockdown and facing circumstances eerily similar to the very first Passover. She's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown.


The US has recorded more than 12,000 deaths from COVID-19, states like New York recording 731 deaths in a single day. Still, there's a hopeful message coming from the White House. President Trump says we're flattening the curve and there's a "tremendous light" at the end of the tunnel. CBN News health reporter Lorie Johnson points out how remarkable it is that the entire country is staying at home in an effort to protect the most vulnerable among us. She's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown. 


The US Surgeon General warned over the weekend that this week will be the “hardest, saddest week” of many Americans' lives. He referred to the dark days ahead as a “Pearl Harbor or 9/11 moment.”

Meanwhile, it’s all coinciding with Holy Week.

“This is a very unusual Passover too because it almost seems like people are hoping that this pandemic will pass over the Jewish people as well as all people’s, just like the angel of death passed over the Jewish people during the Passover of that time, “ Chris Mitchell said on today’s CBN News Daily Rundown.

“In the midst of this very distressing news around the world and these unprecedented and difficult circumstances people can look to the good news about what happened Easter morning about 2,000 years ago, that Jesus rose from the dead to give us all eternal life,” he continued.


As Churches across the country quickly adapt to social distancing, they're also taking a financial hit as congregations watch from home. In just a matter of weeks, online services have become the new normal. Research groups have polled hundreds of pastors to better understand how they're adapting. Reporter Heather Sells is on today's CBN News Daily Rundown with their findings. 


A growing number of states have banned elective surgeries in order to focus all resources on fighting the COVID-19 virus. But some argue that women should still be able to get an abortion, they say it's an "essential procedure." That has some states fighting it out in the courts. Senior Washington correspondent Paul Strand has been covering this story. He's on today's CBN News Daily Rundown. 


In Europe, the coronavirus crisis has not been the European Union's 'finest hour,' as nation after nation in the so-called community have sealed off their borders and leaders have begun fighting with one another. Senior international correspondent Dale Hurd has been covering this story, he's on today's 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.