Eye Opener: Western U.S. sees historic wildfire damage

CBS News Saturday, 12 September 2020
Eye Opener: Western U.S. sees historic wildfire damageThis year's fire season in the western U.S. is already the worst ever recorded, with 4.5 million acres destroyed so far. Also, Dr. Anthony Fauci is predicting that normal life may not return until late 2021, even if a COVID-19 vaccine is found. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds.

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COVID-19 Cases Surging In The Midwest, Western States

COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in the US, according to Business Insider. This is especially true in Midwestern and western states. Experts predict this is the start of a second wave of the outbreak as the fall and winter season sets in. At least 36 states have seen an upward trend of cases this week. Meanwhile, countries like New Zealand have returned to mostly normal pre-COVID social behaviors. They attribute this to early action, taking isolation seriously, and trusting scientists.

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Heat, Wind And Drought Put Western US At Extreme Risk For Fire [Video]

Heat, Wind And Drought Put Western US At Extreme Risk For Fire

Nine months into the year, more than 44,000 fires across the United States have burned more than 7.1 million acres. The National Interagency Fire Center says that's already 1 million more burned acres than the yearly average over the last 10 years. In California, five of their top 10 largest fires in recorded history, in terms of acreage, have occurred in 2020 and are still burning.

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Anthony Fauci Anthony Fauci American immunologist

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Fauci: U.S. headed 'in the wrong direction'

The White House coronavirus task force is singing a very different tune from the president, warning of a persistent and broad spread of COVID-19 in the western half of the United States. This report is produced by Jonah Green.

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