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DIFFERENCE RIGHT NOW THERE’S A LOT OF DEVELOPMENTS ON THERE’S A LOT OF DEVELOPMENTS ON THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION

THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION >> WE CERTAINLY HAVE THOSE >> WE CERTAINLY HAVE THOSE WE’RE GOING TO GET RIGHT TO THE WE’RE GOING TO GET RIGHT TO THE LATEST LATEST

ONCE AGAIN, WE’VE SEEN ANOTHER ONCE AGAIN, WE’VE SEEN ANOTHER SURGE IN US CASES NOW SURGE IN US

CASES NOW NOW THERE ARE MORE THAN 44,000 NOW THERE ARE MORE THAN 44,000 WITH 550 DEATHS WITH YESTERDAY WITH 550 DEATHS WITH YESTERDAY MARKING THE DEADLIEST DAY YET MARKING THE DEADLIEST DAY YET HERE IN THE UNITED STATES HERE IN THE UNITED STATES >>> ALSO BREAKING OVERNIGHT, A >>> ALSO BREAKING OVERNIGHT, A DEAL APPEARS TO BE CLOSE ON THAT DEAL APPEARS TO BE CLOSE ON THAT NEARLY $2 TRILLION ECONOMIC NEARLY $2 TRILLION ECONOMIC RESCUE BILL AS PRESIDENT TRUMP RESCUE BILL AS PRESIDENT TRUMP ANNOUNCE S ANNOUNCE S ANNOUNCES THE BUSINESS ANNOUNCES THE BUSINESS

>>> NATIONS CALLING ON THE TOKYO >>> NATIONS CALLING ON THE TOKYO GAMES TO BE POSTPONED GAMES TO BE POSTPONED OFFICIALS IN CHINA HAVE OFFICIALS IN CHINA HAVE ANNOUNCED THE LOCKDOWN IN WUHAN ANNOUNCED THE LOCKDOWN IN WUHAN WHERE THE OUTBREAK BEGAN WILL WHERE THE OUTBREAK BEGAN WILL END ON APRIL 8th END ON APRIL 8th THAT’S NEARLY 2 1/2 MONTHS AFTER THAT’S NEARLY 2 1/2 MONTHS AFTER IT STARTED

IT STARTED IN A MOMENT WE WILL TALK TO THE IN A MOMENT WE WILL TALK TO THE CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE COORDINATOR CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE COORDINATOR BUT FIRST LET’S GO TO NBC’S TOM BUT FIRST LET’S GO TO NBC’S TOM COSTELLO WHO STARTS OFF OUR COSTELLO WHO STARTS OFF OUR COVERAGE COVERAGE HEY, TOM, GOOD MORNING HEY, TOM, GOOD MORNING

>> Reporter: GOOD MORNING, HODA >> Reporter: GOOD MORNING, HODA WE HAVE AN AWFUL LOT OF MOVING WE HAVE AN AWFUL LOT OF MOVING PIECES PIECES LET’S BEGIN WITH AIRPORTS AND LET’S BEGIN WITH AIRPORTS AND AIRLINES

AIRLINES DEVASTATED, AS YOU KNOW DEVASTATED, AS YOU KNOW THIS AIRPORT IS EMPTY, THE THIS AIRPORT IS EMPTY, THE PARKING LOT IS EMPTY PARKING LOT IS EMPTY

THE AIRLINES ARE DRAWING UP THE AIRLINES ARE DRAWING UP CONTINGENCY PLANS TO SHUT DOWN CONTINGENCY PLANS TO SHUT DOWN DOMESTIC AIR TRAVEL DOMESTIC AIR TRAVEL OUR SOURCES SAY IT’S PREMATURE OUR SOURCES SAY IT’S PREMATURE AT THIS POINT AT THIS POINT HOWEVER, THEY ACKNOWLEDGE THEY HOWEVER, THEY ACKNOWLEDGE THEY HAVE PLANES FLYING WITH SINGLE HAVE PLANES FLYING WITH SINGLE DIGIT NUMBERS OF PASSENGERS

DIGIT NUMBERS OF PASSENGERS IT HAS BEEN DEVASTATING FOR IT HAS BEEN DEVASTATING FOR THEM THEM FLORIDA REQUIRES ANYBODY FLYING FLORIDA REQUIRES ANYBODY FLYING IN FOR NEW YORK TO BE IN FOR NEW YORK TO BE QUARANTINED FOR 14 DAYS QUARANTINED FOR 14 DAYS

IN THE MEANTIME THE PRESIDENT IN THE MEANTIME THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE WANTS TO GET THE ECONOMY SAYS HE WANTS TO GET THE ECONOMY AND THE ENTIRE COUNTRY MOVING AND THE ENTIRE COUNTRY MOVING AGAIN AGAIN BUT EXPERTS SAY IF WE REMOVE OR BUT EXPERTS SAY IF WE REMOVE OR SCALE BACK THE SOCIAL DISTANCING SCALE BACK THE SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS, THE RESULTS COULD REQUIREMENTS, THE RESULTS COULD BE DISASTROUS BE DISASTROUS >> OUR COUNTRY WASN’T BUILT TO >> OUR COUNTRY WASN’T BUILT TO BE SHUT DOWN

BE SHUT DOWN >> WITH THE US ECONOMY >> WITH THE US

ECONOMY GRINDING NEARLY TO A HALT, GRINDING NEARLY TO A HALT, PRESIDENT TRUMP APPEARING TO PRESIDENT TRUMP APPEARING TO SEND MIXED SIGNALS, SUGGESTING SEND MIXED SIGNALS, SUGGESTING THE RESPONSE TO THE CRISIS MAY THE RESPONSE TO THE CRISIS MAY BE OVERBLOWN AND WARNING THE BE OVERBLOWN AND WARNING THE LASTING FINANCIAL IMPACTS COULD LASTING FINANCIAL IMPACTS COULD BE SEVERE BE SEVERE >> AMERICA WILL BEGIN AND SOON >> AMERICA WILL BEGIN AND SOON BE OPEN FOR BUSINESS BE OPEN FOR BUSINESS VERY SOON

VERY SOON A LOT SOONER THAN THREE OR FOUR A LOT SOONER THAN THREE OR FOUR MONTHS THAT SOMEBODY WAS MONTHS THAT SOMEBODY WAS SUGGESTING SUGGESTING >> WHILE ALSO ACKNOWLEDGING THE >> WHILE ALSO ACKNOWLEDGING THE CORONAVIRUS SITUATION WILL GET CORONAVIRUS SITUATION WILL GET WORSE WORSE

>> CERTAINLY THIS IS GOING TO BE >> CERTAINLY THIS IS GOING TO BE BAD BAD WE’RE TRYING TO MAKE IT SO THAT WE’RE TRYING TO MAKE IT SO THAT IT’S MUCH, MUCH LESS BAD IT’S MUCH, MUCH LESS BAD >> THE PRESIDENT DOWNPLAYING >> THE PRESIDENT DOWNPLAYING WHAT EXPERTS HAVE SAID IS THE WHAT EXPERTS HAVE SAID IS THE CONTINUED NEED TO RESTRICT CONTINUED NEED TO RESTRICT SOCIAL MOVEMENT FLOWED TO SLOW SOCIAL MOVEMENT FLOWED TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS AND THE THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS AND THE INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF CASES INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF CASES AND DEATHS IN THE U

S AND DEATHS IN THE US >> IF IT WERE UP TO THE DOCTORS, >> IF IT WERE UP TO THE DOCTORS, THEY SAY LET’S KEEP IT SHUT THEY SAY LET’S KEEP IT SHUT DOWN DOWN

LET’S SHUT DOWN THE ENTIRE LET’S SHUT DOWN THE ENTIRE WORLD WORLD >> OVERNIGHT BACKLASH AFTER THE >> OVERNIGHT BACKLASH AFTER THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF TEXAS LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR OF TEXAS SUGGESTED SOME SENIORS ARE SUGGESTED SOME SENIORS ARE WILLING TO DIE TO GET THE WILLING TO DIE TO GET THE ECONOMY MOVING AGAIN ECONOMY MOVING AGAIN >> THOSE OF US WHO ARE 70 PLUS >> THOSE OF US WHO ARE 70 PLUS WE’LL TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES BUT WE’LL TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES BUT DON’T SACRIFICE THE COUNTRY DON’T SACRIFICE THE COUNTRY PURCHASE THE EPICENTER IN NEW PURCHASE THE EPICENTER IN NEW YORK, WHICH HAS SEEN A SURGE OF YORK, WHICH HAS SEEN A SURGE OF NEW CASES, SOCIAL DISTANCING IS NEW CASES, SOCIAL DISTANCING IS STILL IN ORDER

STILL IN ORDER >> THIS IS THE GROUP THAT NEEDS >> THIS IS THE GROUP THAT NEEDS TO SOCIAL DISTANCE AND TO SOCIAL DISTANCE AND SELF-ISOLATE AT THIS TIME SELF-ISOLATE AT THIS TIME >> DR DEBORAH BIRX, A MEMBER OF >> DR

DEBORAH BIRX, A MEMBER OF THE WHITE HOUSE TASK FORCE THE WHITE HOUSE TASK FORCE REINFORCED HER DECISION TO STAY REINFORCED HER DECISION TO STAY HOME WHEN SHE WAS SICK HOME WHEN SHE WAS SICK >> SATURDAY I HAD A LITTLE LOW >> SATURDAY I HAD A LITTLE LOW GRADE FEVER, SO I GOT A TEST GRADE FEVER, SO I GOT A TEST SATURDAY NIGHT AND I’M NEGATIVE SATURDAY NIGHT AND I’M NEGATIVE I STAYED HOME ANOTHER DAY — I STAYED HOME ANOTHER DAY — >> AS THE WHITE HOUSE IS FOCUSED >> AS THE WHITE HOUSE IS FOCUSED ON FLATTENING THE CORONAVIRUS ON FLATTENING THE CORONAVIRUS CURVE, ON CAPITOL HILL AN CURVE, ON CAPITOL HILL AN INTENSE BACK AND FORTH OVER INTENSE BACK AND FORTH OVER RELIEF FUNDING

RELIEF FUNDING >> THEY OUGHT TO BE EMBARRASSED >> THEY OUGHT TO BE EMBARRASSED THIS IS NOT A USESY OPPORTUNITY THIS IS NOT A USESY OPPORTUNITY

>> WE DEMOCRATS ARE TRYING TO >> WE DEMOCRATS ARE TRYING TO GET THINGS DONE, NOT MAKING GET THINGS DONE, NOT MAKING PARTISAN SPEECH AFTER PARTISAN PARTISAN SPEECH AFTER PARTISAN SPEECH SPEECH >> MEANWHILE WITH HEALTH CARE >> MEANWHILE WITH HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS FACING CRITICAL PROVIDERS FACING CRITICAL SHORTAGES, THE JUSTICE SHORTAGES, THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAID THEY WILL DEPARTMENT SAID THEY WILL PROSECUTE PEOPLE WHO HORDE PROSECUTE PEOPLE WHO HORDE ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS IN AN EFFORT ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS IN AN EFFORT TO PRICE GOUGE TO PRICE GOUGE ONE DEVELOPMENT, AN ARIZONA MAN ONE DEVELOPMENT, AN ARIZONA MAN DIED AFTER HE TOOK CHLOROQUINE DIED AFTER HE TOOK CHLOROQUINE PHOSPHATE BECAUSE HE BELIEVED IT PHOSPHATE BECAUSE HE BELIEVED IT WOULD PROTECT HIM FROM THE WOULD PROTECT HIM FROM THE CORONAVIRUS

CORONAVIRUS YOU MAY RECALL THE PRESIDENT YOU MAY RECALL THE PRESIDENT PRESIDENT HAS BEEN TALKING TOUT PRESIDENT HAS BEEN TALKING TOUT CHLOROQUINE, IN TABLET FORM, HE CHLOROQUINE, IN TABLET FORM, HE BELIEVES MAY HELP PEOPLE BELIEVES MAY HELP PEOPLE STRUGGLING WITH THE CORONAVIRUS STRUGGLING WITH THE CORONAVIRUS WE TALKED TO THIS MAN’S WYCHE, WE TALKED TO THIS MAN’S WYCHE, WHO IS NOW ALSO IN THE ICU ABOUT WHO IS NOW ALSO IN THE ICU ABOUT WHY AND WHERE HE TOOK IT WHY AND WHERE HE TOOK IT

>> DID YOU SEE THE PRESIDENT’S >> DID YOU SEE THE PRESIDENT’S PRESS CONFERENCE? PRESS CONFERENCE? >> YEAH, WE SAW HIS PRESS >> YEAH, WE SAW HIS PRESS CONFERENCE CONFERENCE IT WAS ON A LOT IT WAS ON A LOT >> AND THEN WHAT, DID YOU SEEK >> AND THEN WHAT, DID YOU SEEK OUT CHLOROQUINE? OUT CHLOROQUINE? >> I HAD IT IN MY HOUSE BECAUSE >> I HAD IT IN MY HOUSE BECAUSE I USED TO HAVE COY FISH

I USED TO HAVE COY FISH >> Reporter: SO THIS PARTICULAR >> Reporter: SO THIS PARTICULAR FORM OF IT THAT HE TOOK WAS USED FORM OF IT THAT HE TOOK WAS USED TO KILL PARASITES IN FISH, TO KILL PARASITES IN FISH, APPARENTLY APPARENTLY AS YOU KNOW, THE FDA IS LOOKING AS YOU KNOW, THE FDA IS LOOKING AT WHETHER CHLOROQUINE COULD BE AT WHETHER CHLOROQUINE COULD BE USED — IT’S A MALARIA DRUG — USED — IT’S A MALARIA DRUG — COULD BE USED WITH THE COULD BE USED WITH THE CORONAVIRUS BUT NOT IN THE RAW CORONAVIRUS BUT NOT IN THE RAW FORM THAT YOU WOULD USE TO KILL FORM THAT YOU WOULD USE TO KILL FISH PARASITES FISH PARASITES

SAVANNAH, BACK TO YOU SAVANNAH, BACK TO YOU >> AN AWFUL STORY >> AN AWFUL STORY THIS TIME TOMORROW, MORE THAN THIS TIME TOMORROW, MORE THAN 40% OF THE COUNTRY WILL BE UNDER 40% OF THE COUNTRY WILL BE UNDER STAY AT HOME ORDER

STAY AT HOME ORDER HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY IT’S HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY IT’S CRITICAL TO PREVENT FURTHER CRITICAL TO PREVENT FURTHER SPREAD OF THE VIRUS SPREAD OF THE VIRUS ARE PEOPLE HEEDING THE WARNING ARE PEOPLE HEEDING THE WARNING

MIGUEL ALMAGUER WITH MORE ON MIGUEL ALMAGUER WITH MORE ON THAT STORY THAT STORY MIGUEL, GOOD MORNING TO YOU MIGUEL, GOOD MORNING TO YOU >> SAVANNAH, GOOD MORNING

>> SAVANNAH, GOOD MORNING HERE IN CALIFORNIA, THE GOVERNOR HERE IN CALIFORNIA, THE GOVERNOR SAYS PEOPLE NEED TO BETTER SAYS PEOPLE NEED TO BETTER SELF-REGULATE SOCIAL DISTANCING SELF-REGULATE SOCIAL DISTANCING BUT MANY PEOPLE POUR NOT IN BUT MANY PEOPLE POUR NOT IN COMPLIANCE COMPLIANCE COMPLIANCE COMPLIANCE MANY STATES ARE THREATENING JAIL MANY STATES ARE THREATENING JAIL TIME TIME

>> WHILE MANY OF THE CONGESTED >> WHILE MANY OF THE CONGESTED HIGHWAYS AND BUSY STREETS HAVE HIGHWAYS AND BUSY STREETS HAVE GONE GHOSTLY EMPTY GONE GHOSTLY EMPTY BEACHES, BASKETBALL COURTS, BEACHES, BASKETBALL COURTS, CANCELED FESTIVALS IN FARMERS CANCELED FESTIVALS IN FARMERS MARKETS DREW MASSIVE CROWDS MARKETS DREW MASSIVE CROWDS DESPITE THE NATIONAL CALL FOR DESPITE THE NATIONAL CALL FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING SOCIAL DISTANCING AFTER SCENES LIKE THESE IN AFTER SCENES LIKE THESE IN CALIFORNIA, OVERNIGHT L

A CALIFORNIA, OVERNIGHT LA COUNTY PARK TRAILS WERE CLOSED COUNTY PARK TRAILS WERE CLOSED

PARKING LOTS AT BEACHES WERE PARKING LOTS AT BEACHES WERE SHUTTERED AND MANY RECREATIONAL SHUTTERED AND MANY RECREATIONAL PLAYGROUNDS WERE LOCKED DOWN PLAYGROUNDS WERE LOCKED DOWN >> THE YOUNG AND HEALTHY HAVE A >> THE YOUNG AND HEALTHY HAVE A UNIQUE OBLIGATION TO SENIORS TO UNIQUE OBLIGATION TO SENIORS TO KEEP THEM SAFE KEEP THEM SAFE YOU CAN’T DO THAT AT A PICKUP YOU CAN’T DO THAT AT A PICKUP BASKETBALL GAME

BASKETBALL GAME >> WITH NO FEDERAL MANDATE ON >> WITH NO FEDERAL MANDATE ON PUBLIC GATHERINGS, INDIVIDUAL PUBLIC GATHERINGS, INDIVIDUAL STATES, COUNTIES, AND CITIES ARE STATES, COUNTIES, AND CITIES ARE HANDLING RESTRICTIONS HANDLING RESTRICTIONS DIFFERENTLY, LEAVING SOME SIMPLY DIFFERENTLY, LEAVING SOME SIMPLY IGNORING ORDERS TO STAY AWAY IGNORING ORDERS TO STAY AWAY FROM CROWDS FROM CROWDS >> THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY >> THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY VIRUSES I’VE SEEN THROUGHOUT MY VIRUSES I’VE SEEN THROUGHOUT MY LIFETIME LIFETIME

>> AS STATES TRY TO SIMPLIFY >> AS STATES TRY TO SIMPLIFY THEIR MESSAGE, WELL OVER A THEIR MESSAGE, WELL OVER A DOZEN, WITH MORE LIKELY TO JOIN DOZEN, WITH MORE LIKELY TO JOIN TODAY, HAVE TOLD HALF THE TODAY, HAVE TOLD HALF THE NATION’S POPULATION TO STAY AT NATION’S POPULATION TO STAY AT HOME HOME >> DON’T LEAVE YOUR HOME UNLESS >> DON’T LEAVE YOUR HOME UNLESS SOMEONE’S LIFE DEPENDS ON YOUR SOMEONE’S LIFE DEPENDS ON YOUR LEAVING LEAVING >> THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS

>> THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS GOING TO THE GROCERY STORE OR GOING TO THE GROCERY STORE OR SOLITARY EXERCISE IS PERMITTED SOLITARY EXERCISE IS PERMITTED BUT IN OREGON, WHERE THOUSANDS BUT IN OREGON, WHERE THOUSANDS FLOODED BEACHES, FAILURE TO FLOODED BEACHES, FAILURE TO COMPLY COULD NOW RESULT IN UP TO COMPLY COULD NOW RESULT IN UP TO 30 DAYS IN JAIL, A FINE OF UP TO 30 DAYS IN JAIL, A FINE OF UP TO $1250, OR BOTH $1250, OR BOTH

ACROSS THE NATION IN FLORIDA, ACROSS THE NATION IN FLORIDA, THE GOVERNOR IS REFUSING TO THE GOVERNOR IS REFUSING TO INSTITUTE A STAY AT HOME ORDER INSTITUTE A STAY AT HOME ORDER BUT HE IS DISCOURAGING VISITORS BUT HE IS DISCOURAGING VISITORS COMING FROM NEW YORK COMING FROM NEW YORK A NEW MANDATE REQUIRES THOSE A NEW MANDATE REQUIRES THOSE ARRIVES ON A FLIGHT FROM NEW ARRIVES ON A FLIGHT FROM NEW YORK’S TRI-STATE AREA TO YORK’S TRI-STATE AREA TO SELF-QUARANTINE FOR TWO WEEKS SELF-QUARANTINE FOR TWO WEEKS THIS MORNING A NATION CONNECTED THIS MORNING A NATION CONNECTED BY A GROWING CALL TO PUSH US ALL BY A GROWING CALL TO PUSH US ALL APART

APART >> SOCIAL DISTANCING IS >> SOCIAL DISTANCING IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT, ESPECIALLY INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT, ESPECIALLY IN BUSY METRO AREAS LIKE THE NEW IN BUSY METRO AREAS LIKE THE NEW YORK AREA, WHERE THE ATTACK RATE YORK AREA, WHERE THE ATTACK RATE IS SAID TO BE FIVE TIMES HIGHER IS SAID TO BE FIVE TIMES HIGHER THAN OTHER AREAS THAN OTHER AREAS WHILE THERE ARE NO MANDATES WHILE THERE ARE NO MANDATES REGARDING SOCIAL DISTANCING, THE REGARDING SOCIAL DISTANCING, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS SAID ALL FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS SAID ALL AMERICANS NEED TO KEEP AT LEAST AMERICANS NEED TO KEEP AT LEAST 6 FEET AWAY FROM EACH OTHER NO 6 FEET AWAY FROM EACH OTHER NO MATTER WHERE THEY LIVE MATTER WHERE THEY LIVE

SAVANNAH SAVANNAH >> ALL RIGHT >> ALL RIGHT MIGUEL ALMAGUER, THANK YOU SO MIGUEL ALMAGUER, THANK YOU SO MUCH

MUCH WE’RE JOINED NOW BY DR DEBRA WE’RE JOINED NOW BY DR DEBRA BIRKS BIRKS

THE WHITE HOUSE CORONAVIRUS THE WHITE HOUSE CORONAVIRUS COORDINATOR COORDINATOR GOOD TO SEE YOU GOOD TO SEE YOU THANKS FOR BEING HERE

THANKS FOR BEING HERE >> GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING >> LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT THE >> LET’S TALK ABOUT WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID IN HIS PRESS PRESIDENT SAID IN HIS PRESS CONFERENCE YESTERDAY CONFERENCE YESTERDAY

YOU WERE RIGHT THERE YOU WERE RIGHT THERE HE TALKED AT LENGTH ABOUT EASING HE TALKED AT LENGTH ABOUT EASING SOCIAL DISTANCING SOONER RATHER SOCIAL DISTANCING SOONER RATHER THAN LATER THAN LATER SAID WEEKS NOT MONTHS

SAID WEEKS NOT MONTHS IS THAT ADVISABLE? IS THAT ADVISABLE? >> I THINK WE’RE LOOKING VERY >> I THINK WE’RE LOOKING VERY CLOSELY AROUND THE WORLD ABOUT CLOSELY AROUND THE WORLD ABOUT SPECIFICALLY ITALY RIGHT NOW SPECIFICALLY ITALY RIGHT NOW BECAUSE THEY ARE REACHING THEIR BECAUSE THEY ARE REACHING THEIR TWO WEEKS OF CLEAR SOCIAL TWO WEEKS OF CLEAR SOCIAL DISTANCING AND LOOKING AT THE DISTANCING AND LOOKING AT THE IMPACT IMPACT WE ARE SEEING THE NUMBER OF WE ARE SEEING THE NUMBER OF DEATHS STARTING TO DECLINE DEATHS STARTING TO DECLINE

SO WE’RE IN A SPACE WHERE PEOPLE SO WE’RE IN A SPACE WHERE PEOPLE HAVE MADE GENERALIZED HAVE MADE GENERALIZED RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MANY DECADES RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MANY DECADES ON HOW TO CONFRONT AN EPIDEMIC ON HOW TO CONFRONT AN EPIDEMIC NOW WE’RE CONFRONTING A REAL NOW WE’RE CONFRONTING A REAL EPIDEMIC AND WE HAVE TO BE EPIDEMIC AND WE HAVE TO BE WILLING TO ADJUST OUR PLANS AS WILLING TO ADJUST OUR PLANS AS WE SEE IMPACT WE SEE IMPACT >> DO YOU THINK IT WILL BE WEEKS >> DO YOU THINK IT WILL BE WEEKS NOT MONTHS THAT SOCIAL NOT MONTHS THAT SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE REQUIRED? DISTANCING WILL BE REQUIRED? >> I THINK THE QUESTION IS >> I THINK THE QUESTION IS REALLY CAN WE BE LASER FOCUSED REALLY CAN WE BE LASER FOCUSED RATHER THAN GENERIC ACROSS THE RATHER THAN GENERIC ACROSS THE COUNTRY

COUNTRY IN OTHER WORDS, CAN WE USE OUR IN OTHER WORDS, CAN WE USE OUR DATA IN A LASER FOCUSED, DATA IN A LASER FOCUSED, GRANULAR WAY TO LOOK AT WHAT’S GRANULAR WAY TO LOOK AT WHAT’S HAPPENING ON THE GROUND AND HAPPENING ON THE GROUND AND ADJUST OUR HEALTH MESSAGES BASED ADJUST OUR HEALTH MESSAGES BASED ON WHAT IS NEEDED BY THE NUMBER ON WHAT IS NEEDED BY THE NUMBER OF CASES AND THE WORK THAT WE’RE OF CASES AND THE WORK THAT WE’RE DOING WITH THE COMMUNITIES DOING WITH THE COMMUNITIES >> CAN YOU DO THAT? >> CAN YOU DO THAT? IS IT REALLY FEASIBLE TO ISOLATE IS IT REALLY FEASIBLE TO ISOLATE THOSE HOT SPOTS AND PREVENT THE THOSE HOT SPOTS AND PREVENT THE VIRUS FROM SPREADING? VIRUS FROM SPREADING? >> I THINK THAT IS THE QUESTION >> I THINK THAT IS THE QUESTION THAT WE’RE ALL LOOKING AT VERY THAT WE’RE ALL LOOKING AT VERY CAREFULLY NOW CAREFULLY NOW

SO WE’RE COMING FROM MODELS SO WE’RE COMING FROM MODELS AGAIN, WE’VE NEVER REALLY AGAIN, WE’VE NEVER REALLY CONFRONTED THIS TYPE OF EPIDEMIC CONFRONTED THIS TYPE OF EPIDEMIC BEFORE THAT HIT DURING A FLU BEFORE THAT HIT DURING A FLU SEASON TO REALLY DISSECT OUT SEASON TO REALLY DISSECT OUT WHAT WAS FLU, WHAT WAS COVID, WHAT WAS FLU, WHAT WAS COVID, AND UNDERSTAND WHO WAS AT RISK AND UNDERSTAND WHO WAS AT RISK AND HOW THEY WERE AT RISK AND HOW THEY WERE AT RISK SO WE’RE GETTING CRITICAL SO WE’RE GETTING CRITICAL INFORMATION FROM THE FRONT INFORMATION FROM THE FRONT LINES

LINES WE KNOW IN METRO AREAS AND ALL WE KNOW IN METRO AREAS AND ALL THE AREAS THAT HAVE RISING THE AREAS THAT HAVE RISING NUMBER OF CASES, LINES ARE NUMBER OF CASES, LINES ARE CLEAR, SENT OUT A WEEK AGO CLEAR, SENT OUT A WEEK AGO THIS IS MY PLEA TO EVERY THIS IS MY PLEA TO EVERY AMERICAN AMERICAN

PLEASE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE PLEASE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE PRESIDENTIAL GUIDE LINES PRESIDENTIAL GUIDE LINES >> ARE YOU CONFIDENT THAT THE >> ARE YOU CONFIDENT THAT THE PRESIDENT WILL LISTEN TO YOU, TO PRESIDENT WILL LISTEN TO YOU, TO DR FAUCI, TO DR ADAMS, THE DR

FAUCI, TO DR ADAMS, THE SURGEON GENERAL, IF YOU WERE TO SURGEON GENERAL, IF YOU WERE TO SAY, LOOK, WE KNOW IT IS A HARD SAY, LOOK, WE KNOW IT IS A HARD PILL TO SWALLOW, SO TO SPEAK FOR PILL TO SWALLOW, SO TO SPEAK FOR THE ECONOMY, BUT TO SAVE LIVES THE ECONOMY, BUT TO SAVE LIVES WE HAVE TO CONTINUE THIS WE HAVE TO CONTINUE THIS LOCKDOWN LOCKDOWN ARE YOU CONFIDENT HE WOULD ARE YOU CONFIDENT HE WOULD LISTEN TO THAT ADVICE AND TAKE LISTEN TO THAT ADVICE AND TAKE THAT ADVICE? THAT ADVICE? >> I AM CONFIDENT THE PRESIDENT >> I AM CONFIDENT THE PRESIDENT HAS LISTENED TO AND SEE THAT THE HAS LISTENED TO AND SEE THAT THE PRESIDENT OVER THESE WEEKS HAS PRESIDENT OVER THESE WEEKS HAS BEEN VERY FOCUSED ON WHAT THE BEEN VERY FOCUSED ON WHAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NEED BOTH AMERICAN PEOPLE NEED BOTH ECONOMICALLY AND HEALTHWISE ECONOMICALLY AND HEALTHWISE

I THINK IT’S INCUMBENT ON EVERY I THINK IT’S INCUMBENT ON EVERY HEALTH OFFICIAL TO BE LOOKING AT HEALTH OFFICIAL TO BE LOOKING AT THEIR DATA IN A GRANULAR WAY, THEIR DATA IN A GRANULAR WAY, WHO IS AT RISK, WHO IS AT RISK WHO IS AT RISK, WHO IS AT RISK OF HOSPITALIZATION, MORTALITY OF HOSPITALIZATION, MORTALITY HOW DO WE STOP THE SPREAD AND HOW DO WE STOP THE SPREAD AND REALLY MOVE TO A 21st CENTURY REALLY MOVE TO A 21st CENTURY SUPER COMPUTING APPROACH MORE SUPER COMPUTING APPROACH MORE THAN A GENERIC SLIDE RULE THAN A GENERIC SLIDE RULE APPROACH APPROACH >> BUT IN THE MEANTIME, TIME IS >> BUT IN THE MEANTIME, TIME IS NOT ON OUR SIDE, AS WE ARE NOT ON OUR SIDE, AS WE ARE LOOKING AT THAT DATA AND LOOKING AT THAT DATA AND CERTAINLY SUCH AN APPROACH WOULD CERTAINLY SUCH AN APPROACH WOULD BE PREFERABLE

BE PREFERABLE YOU HAVE TO CONTINUE TO HAVE THE YOU HAVE TO CONTINUE TO HAVE THE SOCIAL DISTANCING, RIGHT? SOCIAL DISTANCING, RIGHT? I HAVE SEEN ONE ESTIMATE THAT I HAVE SEEN ONE ESTIMATE THAT SAYS IF YOU DON’T FLATTEN THE SAYS IF YOU DON’T FLATTEN THE CURVE, WE COULD HAVE 2 MILLION CURVE, WE COULD HAVE 2 MILLION DEATHS DEATHS >> THIS IS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT >> THIS IS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT

THAT’S WHY THE PRESIDENT AND THE THAT’S WHY THE PRESIDENT AND THE VICE PRESIDENT YESTERDAY KEPT VICE PRESIDENT YESTERDAY KEPT COMING BACK TO WHAT WE NEED TO COMING BACK TO WHAT WE NEED TO BE DOING RIGHT NOW BE DOING RIGHT NOW WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS DOING IS WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS DOING IS LOOKING FOR THE FUTURE AND LOOKING FOR THE FUTURE AND LOOKING WHAT WE CAN DO IN THE LOOKING WHAT WE CAN DO IN THE FUTURE FUTURE NOT LOOKING TO CHANGE WHAT WE’RE NOT LOOKING TO CHANGE WHAT WE’RE DOING NOW

DOING NOW PLEASE, HE’S MADE IT CLEAR AND PLEASE, HE’S MADE IT CLEAR AND THE VICE PRESIDENT, CONTINUE TO THE VICE PRESIDENT, CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES OF SOCIAL FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES OF SOCIAL DISTANCING DISTANCING ALL OF THE OTHER THINGS ABOUT ALL OF THE OTHER THINGS ABOUT KNOWING WHERE YOUR HANDS ARE AND KNOWING WHERE YOUR HANDS ARE AND WASHING YOUR HANDS WASHING YOUR HANDS

>> LET’S TALK ABOUT THIS PHRASE >> LET’S TALK ABOUT THIS PHRASE THAT’S BEEN SAID BY THE THAT’S BEEN SAID BY THE PRESIDENT AND LOTS OF PEOPLE PRESIDENT AND LOTS OF PEOPLE THAT WE CAN’T HAVE THE CURE BE THAT WE CAN’T HAVE THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE DISEASE, MEANING WORSE THAN THE DISEASE, MEANING YOU CAN’T HAVE SOCIAL DISTANCING YOU CAN’T HAVE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND ECONOMIC LOCKDOWN, SHUTDOWN AND ECONOMIC LOCKDOWN, SHUTDOWN OF AMERICA, BE WORSE THAN WHAT OF AMERICA, BE WORSE THAN WHAT TRANSPIRES WHEN YOU HAVE THE TRANSPIRES WHEN YOU HAVE THE VIRUS VIRUS THERE’S A DOCTOR WRITING IN THE THERE’S A DOCTOR WRITING IN THE "NEW YORK TIMES" OVER THE "NEW YORK TIMES" OVER THE WEEKEND, DR DAVID KATZ, THE WEEKEND, DR DAVID KATZ, THE PUBLIC HEALTH CONSEQUENCES OF PUBLIC HEALTH CONSEQUENCES OF THIS NEAR MELTDOWN OF NORMAL THIS NEAR MELTDOWN OF NORMAL LIFE WILL BE LONG LASTING AND LIFE WILL BE LONG LASTING AND CALAMITOUS, POSSIBLY GRAVER THAN CALAMITOUS, POSSIBLY GRAVER THAN THE DIRECT TOLL OF THE VIRUS THE DIRECT TOLL OF THE VIRUS ITSELF

ITSELF THE STOCK MARKET WILL BOUNCE THE STOCK MARKET WILL BOUNCE BACK BACK LIKELY RESULT WILL BE PUBLIC LIKELY RESULT WILL BE PUBLIC HEALTH SCOURGES OF THE FIRST HEALTH SCOURGES OF THE FIRST ORDER ORDER

HE IS ARGUING THAT WHAT DOCTORS HE IS ARGUING THAT WHAT DOCTORS SUCH AS YOURSELF ARE ADVISING SUCH AS YOURSELF ARE ADVISING RIGHT NOW IS WORSE THAN THE RIGHT NOW IS WORSE THAN THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS SPREAD OF THE VIRUS DO YOU AGREE? DO YOU AGREE? >> I THINK WE’RE FACTORING ALL >> I THINK WE’RE FACTORING ALL OF THOSE ELEMENTS IN, AND I OF THOSE ELEMENTS IN, AND I THINK THERE IS — THERE’S A FINE THINK THERE IS — THERE’S A FINE LINE AND A PLACE TO GO THAT LINE AND A PLACE TO GO THAT BALANCES THE NEEDS OF THE BALANCES THE NEEDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE BOTH TODAY AND AMERICAN PEOPLE BOTH TODAY AND TOMORROW WITH THE REALITY OF THE TOMORROW WITH THE REALITY OF THE EPIDEMIC EPIDEMIC THAT’S GOING TO REQUIRE REALLY THAT’S GOING TO REQUIRE REALLY PRECISION, GRANULAR DATA AND PRECISION, GRANULAR DATA AND THAT’S WHAT WE’RE COLLECTING NOW THAT’S WHAT WE’RE COLLECTING NOW IN ORDER TO SEE THAT AND IN ORDER TO SEE THAT AND UNDERSTAND THAT

UNDERSTAND THAT TO EVERYONE IN NEW YORK, YOU ARE TO EVERYONE IN NEW YORK, YOU ARE IN A VERY DIFFICULT PLACE IN A VERY DIFFICULT PLACE IF ANY CITY SHOULD BE ADHERING IF ANY CITY SHOULD BE ADHERING TO THE PRESIDENTIAL GUIDELINES, TO THE PRESIDENTIAL GUIDELINES, YOUR GOVERNOR AND MAYOR, IT’S YOUR GOVERNOR AND MAYOR, IT’S NEW YORK AND THE NEW YORK METRO NEW YORK AND THE NEW YORK METRO AREA RIGHT NOW AREA RIGHT NOW

>> RIGHT NOW NEW YORK IS GETTING >> RIGHT NOW NEW YORK IS GETTING POSITIVE RATES BACK AT A RATE POSITIVE RATES BACK AT A RATE THREE TIMES THAN WHAT WE’RE THREE TIMES THAN WHAT WE’RE SEEING IN OTHER PARTS OF THE SEEING IN OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, CORRECT? COUNTRY, CORRECT? >> THE REASON THIS IS IS BECAUSE >> THE REASON THIS IS IS BECAUSE WE HAD A BACKLOG WE HAD A BACKLOG IT’S DIFFICULT AT THIS MOMENT TO IT’S DIFFICULT AT THIS MOMENT TO DETERMINE THE TEST POSITIVE DATA DETERMINE THE TEST POSITIVE DATA BECAUSE WE’RE RUNNING TESTS — BECAUSE WE’RE RUNNING TESTS — WE GOT THE HIGH THROUGH PUT WE GOT THE HIGH THROUGH PUT EIGHT DAYS AGO EIGHT DAYS AGO THERE WAS A BACKLOG

THERE WAS A BACKLOG MANY OF THE POSITIVES YOU’RE MANY OF THE POSITIVES YOU’RE SEEING IN THIS SURGE ARE PEOPLE SEEING IN THIS SURGE ARE PEOPLE WHOSE TEST CAME IN THREE OR FOUR WHOSE TEST CAME IN THREE OR FOUR DAYS AGO DAYS AGO WE’RE HOPING TO BE ABLE TO MOVE WE’RE HOPING TO BE ABLE TO MOVE THROUGH THAT BACKLOG SOON THROUGH THAT BACKLOG SOON

>> DR BIRX, BEFORE I LET YOU >> DR BIRX, BEFORE I LET YOU GO, THE SURGEON GENERAL WAS ON GO, THE SURGEON GENERAL WAS ON THE SHOW THE SHOW HE SAID VERY BLUNT AND SAID HE HE SAID VERY BLUNT AND SAID HE WANTED TO TELL AMERICANS IT’S WANTED TO TELL AMERICANS IT’S GOING TO GET BAD THIS WEEK

GOING TO GET BAD THIS WEEK DO YOU AGREE? DO YOU AGREE? IN WHAT WAY? IN WHAT WAY? WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE EXPECT? WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE EXPECT? >> THE CASES YOU’RE SEEING RIGHT >> THE CASES YOU’RE SEEING RIGHT NOW HOSPITALIZED, AND THIS IS A NOW HOSPITALIZED, AND THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT POINT FOR THE VERY IMPORTANT POINT FOR THE AMERICAN PUBLIC, WHAT WE’RE AMERICAN PUBLIC, WHAT WE’RE SEEING IN HOSPITALS NOW ARE SEEING IN HOSPITALS NOW ARE PEOPLE WHO MOST LIKELY GOT PEOPLE WHO MOST LIKELY GOT EXPOSED AND SICK MORE THAN TWO EXPOSED AND SICK MORE THAN TWO WEEKS AGO WEEKS AGO SO YOU’RE SEEING WHAT’S SO YOU’RE SEEING WHAT’S OCCURRING TWO AND THREE WEEKS OCCURRING TWO AND THREE WEEKS AGO AGO

THE THINGS WE HAVE PUT IN PLACE THE THINGS WE HAVE PUT IN PLACE OVER THE LAST EIGHT DAYS AND OVER THE LAST EIGHT DAYS AND WHAT THE MAYOR AND GOVERNOR HAS WHAT THE MAYOR AND GOVERNOR HAS DONE OVER THE LAST SEVEN DAYS, DONE OVER THE LAST SEVEN DAYS, YOU WON’T SEE THE IMPACT OF THAT YOU WON’T SEE THE IMPACT OF THAT FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER SEVEN OR FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER SEVEN OR FOURTEEN DAYS FOURTEEN DAYS THAT’S WHY YOU CAN’T ALWAYS JUST THAT’S WHY YOU CAN’T ALWAYS JUST LOOK AT THE HOSPITAL RATES TO LOOK AT THE HOSPITAL RATES TO DETERMINE WHETHER YOU’RE HAVING DETERMINE WHETHER YOU’RE HAVING AN IMPACT EPIDEMIOLOGICALLY AN IMPACT EPIDEMIOLOGICALLY >> ALL RIGHT, DR

DEBORAH BIRX, >> ALL RIGHT, DR DEBORAH BIRX, IT’S A BUSY MORNING IT’S A BUSY MORNING I’M GLAD YOU’RE FEELING BETTER I’M GLAD YOU’RE FEELING BETTER

THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US >> THANK YOU >> THANK YOU >> HODA, OVER TO YOU

>> HODA, OVER TO YOU >> SAVANNAH, THANK YOU >> SAVANNAH, THANK YOU SPAIN HAS BEEN HIT ESPECIALLY SPAIN HAS BEEN HIT ESPECIALLY HARD BY THE CORONAVIRUS HARD BY THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC PANDEMIC

RESIDENTS THERE ARE UNDER THESE RESIDENTS THERE ARE UNDER THESE VERY STRICT STAY AT HOME ORDERS VERY STRICT STAY AT HOME ORDERS SO A GROUP OF POLICE OFFICERS SO A GROUP OF POLICE OFFICERS DOING ITS PART TO LIFT THE DOING ITS PART TO LIFT THE SPIRITS OF EVERYONE WHO WAS SPIRITS OF EVERYONE WHO WAS STUCK INSIDE THEIR HOMES, TAKE A STUCK INSIDE THEIR HOMES, TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED WHEN A FEW LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED WHEN A FEW iOS ROLLED UP INTO A iOS ROLLED UP INTO A NEIGHBORHOOD NEIGHBORHOOD ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> COME ON

>> COME ON HOW ABOUT THAT IMPROMPTU HOW ABOUT THAT IMPROMPTU PERFORMANCE PERFORMANCE IT TURNED INTO A SING ALONG IT TURNED INTO A SING ALONG

RESIDENTS JOINED IN FROM WINDOWS RESIDENTS JOINED IN FROM WINDOWS AND BALCONIES AND BALCONIES THE OFFICERS PROMISED THE STREET THE OFFICERS PROMISED THE STREET SHOW WAS NOT A ONE-NIGHT ONLY SHOW WAS NOT A ONE-NIGHT ONLY GIG GIG THEY SAID THEY ARE GOING TO BE THEY SAID THEY ARE GOING TO BE SINGING THAT SONG UNTIL LIFE SINGING THAT SONG UNTIL LIFE RETURNS TO NORMAL

RETURNS TO NORMAL IMAGINE POLICE CARS COMING UP IMAGINE POLICE CARS COMING UP WITH LIGHTS AND SIRENS AND THEN WITH LIGHTS AND SIRENS AND THEN BREAKING INTO MUSIC BREAKING INTO MUSIC SPEAKING OF UPLIFTING, LET’S GO SPEAKING OF UPLIFTING, LET’S GO TO MR ROKER WITH A CHECK OF THE TO MR

ROKER WITH A CHECK OF THE WEATHER WEATHER HEY, AL HEY, AL >> HEY, HODA

>> HEY, HODA THAT’S KIND OF LIKE A SWAT

THAT’S KIND OF LIKE A SWAT TEAM SINGING WITH A TENOR

TEAM SINGING WITH A TENOR I LIKE IT I LIKE IT VERY NICE VERY NICE

I KNOW, BAD DAD JOKE I KNOW, BAD DAD JOKE I’VE BEEN COOPED UP I’VE BEEN COOPED UP SEVERE WEATHER, MIDSECTIONS OF SEVERE WEATHER, MIDSECTIONS OF THE COUNTRY, SEVERE THE COUNTRY, SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN PARTS OF THUNDERSTORMS IN PARTS OF OKLAHOMA, THIS IS ALL PUSHING TO OKLAHOMA, THIS IS ALL PUSHING TO THE EAST

THE EAST WE’VE ALSO GOT AN AREA FOR SIX WE’VE ALSO GOT AN AREA FOR SIX STATES STATES WE’RE LOOKING AT SEVERE WEATHER WE’RE LOOKING AT SEVERE WEATHER FOR 8 MILLION PEOPLE FROM FOR 8 MILLION PEOPLE FROM MISSOURI ON INTO ARKANSAS, PARTS MISSOURI ON INTO ARKANSAS, PARTS OF TENNESSEE, INTO GEORGIA WHERE OF TENNESSEE, INTO GEORGIA WHERE WE COULD SEE SOME TORNADOES WE COULD SEE SOME TORNADOES

HEAVY RAIN FROM MISSOURI TO HEAVY RAIN FROM MISSOURI TO VIRGINIA VIRGINIA GUSTY STORMS INTO THE TENNESSEE GUSTY STORMS INTO THE TENNESSEE RIVER VALLEY THIS EVENING RIVER VALLEY THIS EVENING TOMORROW THE HEAVIEST RAIN WITH TOMORROW THE HEAVIEST RAIN WITH THIS CURRENT STORM TRACK SHOULD THIS CURRENT STORM TRACK SHOULD STAY SOUTH OF NEW YORK WITH STAY SOUTH OF NEW YORK WITH LIGHT, WET SNOW WITH THE LIGHT, WET SNOW WITH THE APPALACHIANS

APPALACHIANS BUT IF THAT STORM MOVES A LITTLE BUT IF THAT STORM MOVES A LITTLE TO THE NORTH, WE COULD BE TO THE NORTH, WE COULD BE LOOKING AT HEAVIER RAIN AND LOOKING AT HEAVIER RAIN AND STORMS IN THE NORTHEAST STORMS IN THE NORTHEAST LOCALLY, TENNESSEE RIVER VALLEY, LOCALLY, TENNESSEE RIVER VALLEY, MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY, COULD MISSISSIPPI RIVER VALLEY, COULD BE UPWARDS OF 4" OF RAIN BE UPWARDS OF 4" OF RAIN

THE REST OF THE COUNTRY, NICER THE REST OF THE COUNTRY, NICER DAY IN THE NORTHEAST

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