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USING DRONES TO CONTAIN CROP DESTROYING LOCUSTS EXPERTS ARE PREDICTING EXTENSIVE CROP LOSSES IF THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT STOP THE FAST-SPREADING SWARMS LOW GUST CONTROL TEAMS ARE USING DRONES TO SPRAY INSECTICIDES AND AUTHORITIES DEPLOYED TRACTOR MOUNTED SPRAYERS TO ENSURE THEY DON'T DEVOUR THE SUMMER CROPS >> WE WERE JUST JOKING AND HERE WE ARE DOING A STORY ABOUT IT

>> END TIMES >> AS WE CHUG ALONG IN THE MIDDLE OF THE YEAR, FIRST DAY OF JULY WE GET A CHECK OF OUR WEATHER WISE JANESSA WEBB IS WITH US >> GOOD MORNING, YOU TWO GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE I CAN'T BELIEVE WE'RE IN JULY AND TALKING ABOUT THE SUMMER HEAT THIS IS JUST BEGINNING AS STORMS ARE FIRING UP ACROSS THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY INTO THE SOUTHEAST, ALL DUE TO THAT FRONT WAKING UP THIS MORNING, YOU'RE DEALING WITH THE SEVERE WEATHER CONCERNS BUT THIS WILL DIE THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON ST LOUIS TO KANSAS CITY THE CENTRAL US

, THIS IS GOING TO BE EXPANDED THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON, WITH THE POCKETS OF CELLS THAT WILL PRODUCE SOME TORRENTIAL RAIN RIGHT NOW IT'S ONLY 5 MILLION BUT I THINK THIS MAKES ITS WAY INTO THE OHIO VALLEY BY MIDAFTERNOON THAT'S A LOOK AT THE WEATHER FOR THE DAY HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD 95 DEGREES TODAY IN HOUSTON, PARTLY CLOUDY CONDITIONS RALEIGH GOING TO SEE A FEW STORMS THIS AFTERNOON AS WELL BUT HEAT INDEX A MAJOR CONCERN ACROSS TEXAS INTO SAN ANTONIO, ABOVE 100 DEGREES WE HAVE HEAT ADVISORIES ACROSS THE DEEP SOUTH >> JANESSA, THANK YOU

>>> SPACEX HAS ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH IN THE BOOKS A FALCON 9 ROCKET LAUNCHED FROM CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA IT DEPLOYED A GPS SATELLITE FOR THE US SPACE FORCE INTO ORBIT THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT IS WORKIN TO REPLACE SATELLITES THAT LAUNCHED ABOUT 20 YEARS AGO

THIS WAS THE 88th SUCCESSFUL MISSION FOR THE FALCON 9 AND ALSO, IT MARKED THE FIRST TIME SPACEX RECOVERED A BOOSTER FOR A NATIONAL SECURITY MISSION >>> THESE CARDS HAVE BEEN CIRCLING ONLINE EXEMPTING PEOPLE FROM FACE MASKS THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT WEBSITE ADAGOV HAS MORE INFORMATION >>> THE EU REOPENED ITS DOORS TO THE REST OF THE WORLD BUT THE TRAVEL BAN REMAINS FOR NOW HERE IS RICHARD ENGEL

>> Reporter: EUROPE IS OPENING UP, RELAXING TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS TO SALVAGE THE SUMMER TOURISM SEASON BUT AMERICANS AREN'T WELCOME THE EUROPEAN UNION RELEASED A LIST OF 14 NATIONS FROM OUTSIDE THE EUROPEAN BLOC, CLEARED FOR TRAVEL BASED ON COVID LEVELS THE US ISN'T ON THE LIST AND IN A WAKE-UP CALL ON HOW OTHERS PERCEIVE AMERICANS NOW RUSSIA AND BRAZIL DIDN'T MAKE THE CUT PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS THE US

IS LEADING THE WAY ON COVID SNIFF' SAVED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF LIVES >> Reporter: NEW CASES IN THE US AVERAGING ABOUT TEN TIMES AS MANY AS ACROSS THE EU THE VIDEOS OF AMERICAN COVID RAGE AND DENIAL HAVE BECOME FODDER FOR EUROPEAN TABLOIDS EUROPE DECIDED THE US ISN'T HEALTHY ENOUGH TO TRAVEL SOME AMERICANS LIVING ABROAD AGREE

>> I THINK IT'S INCREDIBLY SMART AND QUITE SAD THE US IS ON THAT LIST >> Reporter: THE EU RESTRICTIONS ARE SET TO BE REVIEWED IN TWO WEEKS BUT AS THINGS STAND NOW, THEY MIGHT NOT BE RELAXED AFTE >>> IN TODAY'S "NEWS BY THE NUMBERS" A THREE-PIECE ARTWORK SOLD FOR OVER $84 MILLION AT AUCTION THE PIECE WAS ONE OF 28 CREATED BY FRANCIS BACON BETWEEN 1962 AND 1991 >>> LIONEL MESSI NETTED HIS 700th CAREER GOAL

HE BECAME THE SEVENTH PLAYER EVER TO HIT THAT MILESTONE >>> NETFLIX IS INVESTING $100 IN BLACK-OWNED AMERICAN BANKS THAT SUPPORT BLACK COMMUNITIES THE STREAMING SERVICE SAID THE FUNDING WILL INCREASE AS THE COMPANY GROWS >>> THE BATTLE FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT DOLLARS AND EYEBALLS IS HEATING UP BETWEEN YOUTUBE TV AND AMAZON PRIME AS EACH JOCKEYS FOR YOUR ATTENTION KEEPING HIS EYE ON IT FROM LONDON IS CNBC'S JEFF CUTMORE >> GOOD MORNING TO YOU IT'S GOING TO COST YOU MORE UNFORTUNATELY

THAT'S THE BAD NEWS HERE, NEWS THAT YOUTUBE IS INCREASING THE PRICE OF ACCESS TO THE 80 CHANNELS IT OFFERS 2 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS SO FAR FOR THIS SERVICE AND NOW IN THE JULY BILLING CYCLE THEY'RE GOING TO SEE A $15 INCREASE IN THE PRICE OF SUBSCRIPTION THAT GOING UP TO $6499, AND NEW MEMBERS WILL PAY THAT NEW PRICE IMMEDIATELY THE GOOD NEWS PERHAPS IS THAT WHEN IT COMES TO AMAZON PRIME, THEY ARE OFFERING YOU A NEW SERVICE YOU CAN HAVE A PRIME PARTY, WHERE YOU CAN WATCH A MOVIE AND YOUR FRIENDS CAN WATCH THE SAME MOVIE, TOO, AND YOU GET TO CONTROL THE ACTION THAT VERY SIMILAR TO ACTUALLY SOMETHING THAT NETFLIX ALREADY DOES THEY CALL THAT THE NET FLICK PARTY, BUT AMAZON FEEL THEY ALSO NEED TO GET INTO THE GAME AND THE WAY THESE NEW INFECTIONS ARE GOING, A LOT MORE OF US ARE GOING TO BE SAT AT HOME WATCHING THE TV, I THINK

BACK TO YOU >> YES, I THINK YOU'RE RIGHT AND THIS MEANS HULU HAS TO STEP UP THEI >>> HI, EVERYONE THIS IS THE SUMMER HEAT THAT'S BUILDING ACROSS THE EAST, SOUTH AND TO THE SOOUT EAST CURRENTLY 19 MILLION PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE IMPACTED BY THESE HEAT CONCERNS TODAY, BUT IT'S ALSO A DANGEROUS HEAT YOU'RE NOT GOING TO SEE MUCH RELIEF OVERNIGHT, SO GOING >>> RUE DOLL FOE ANAYA DIED AT THE AGE OF 8 THE CELEBRATED AUTHOR DIED SUNDAY AT HIS HOME IN NEW MEXICO AFTER SUFFERING FROM A LONG ILLNESS, HIS NIECE TOLD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HE'S BEST KNOWN FOR "BLESS ME THE INFLUENCE OF LATINA WRITERS BECAUSE OF ITS CULTURAL REFERENCES WHICH WERE RARE AT THE TIME OF ITS PUBLICATION IN 1972 >>> HOLLYWOOD IS MOURNING THE PASSING OF A COMEDY LEGEND WHOSE CAREER SPANS SEVEN DECADES CARL REINER DIED AT THE AGE OF 98, LEAVING HIS MARK ON STAGE AND THE BIG AND SMALL SCREENS

DAN SHCHENAMEN LOOKS AT HIS LIFE >> HE WAS BORN IN 1922 IN THE BRONX, NEW YORK AND CAME TO "YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS" ON NBC HE WAS A PERFORMER ON THAT SHOW AND ADDED DUTIES AS A REQUIRE WHEN IT EVOLVED INTO "CAESAR'S HOUR" IN A WRITERS ROOM THAT AT SOMETIMES ARE TIMES INCLUDED MEL BROOKS AND NEIL DIE MOPPED REINER CREATED "THE KICK IT VAN DYKE SHOW" IN THE 1960s AND LAUNCHED THE CAREER OF MARY TYLER MOORE REINER PLAYED THE RECURRING ROLE OF ALAN BRADY >> THERE SHE IS, THE LITTLE LADY WHO PUT YOU OUT OF BUSINESS >> Reporter: CARL REINER WON NINE PRIME TIME EMMY AWARDS OVER THE COURSE OF HIS CAREER AND ONE GRAMMY AWARD FOR THE 2,000-YEAR-OLD MAN WITH MEL BROOKS >> PEOPLE HIT THEMSELVES IN THE FACE >> WOW >> THAT HURTS, THOUGH

>> YOU BET IT HURTS >> Reporter: REINER DIRECTED FILMS LIKE 1977'S "OH GOD" AS WELL AS FOUR FILMS WITH STEVE MARTIN, INCLUDING 1979'S "THE JERK" AND "ALL OF ME" IN 1984 CARL REINER WAS INDUCTED INTO THE TELEVISION ACADEMY HALL OF FAME IN 199 AND LET'S NOT FORGET HE ALSO GAVE THE WORLD HIS SON, WRITER, DIRECTOR, ACTOR, ROB REINER IN HIS LATER YEARS, CARL REINER WROTE A NUMBER OF BOOKS BOTH FOR ADULTS AND FOR CHILDREN AND HE ACTED IN THE "OCEANS 11" FILM SERIES CARL REINER LEFT HIS MARK ALL OVER THE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD BUT TELEVISION IS WHERE THAT MARK IS INDELIBLE DAN SCHENAMEN, NBC NEWS >> LEGENDARY MAN >>> A LOT OF MYSTERY WHEN IT COMES TO SPACE AND QUESTIONS TOO

YOU EVER WONDER WHAT IT MIGHT SMELL LIKE THE KICK-STARTER CAMPAIGN IS SETTLE BOTTLES OF EAU DE SPACE, IT TRAINS ASTRONAUTS ON WHAT SPACE SMELLS LIKE, A MIX OF GUN POWDER, SEARED STEAK, RASPBERRIES AND RUM >>> WE ARE NOW HAVING 40-PLUS THOUSAND NEW CASES A DAY I WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED IF WE GO UP TO 100,000 A DAY, IF THIS DOES NOT TURN AROUND AND SO, I AM VERY CONCERNED >> AN ALARMING WARNING FROM DR ANTHONY FAUCI AS THE NATION BEGINS THE MONTH OF JULY WITH RISING NUMBERS IN DOZENS OF STATES AND PEOPLE NOT TAKING ENOUGH PRECAUTIONS >>> NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING ON WHETHER THE PRESIDENT KNEW ABOUT U

S INTELLIGENCE ALLEGING RUSSIAN OFFICIALS OFFERED BOUNTIES ON AMERICAN SOLDIERS >> A DISTURBING TURN IN THE ELIJAH McCLAIN DEATH INVESTIGATION THE REPORTED PHOTOS THAT LED TO MULTIPLE OFFICERS BEING PLACED ON LEAVE >>> AND WE'LL LOOK BACK AT THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF WRITER, DIRECTOR, AND COMEDIAN CARL REINER KICKING OFF JULY, "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA >> I'M FRANCES RIVERA

THE ENTIRE COUNTRY IS AT RISK, ONCE AGAIN, AS CORONAVIRUS CASES RESURGE IN THE SOUTH AND WEST ACCORDING TO "THE NEW YORK TIMES" DATABASE, THE NUMBER OF NEW CASES IN THE US HAS SHOT UP BY 80% IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS THE NUMBER OF AMERICANS INFECTED NOW TOPS 2

6 MILLION WHILE THE DEATH TOLL IS STEADILY CREEPING TOWARDS 130,000 >> THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM HAS BEEN GIVEN ANOTHER LIFELINE ON TUESDAY NIGHT, THE SENATE VOTED TO EXTEND THE PROGRAM UNTIL AUGUST 8th, JUST HOURS BEFORE IT WAS SET TO EXPIRE WITH $1 $1 $130 BILLION IN UNUSED FUNDS, IT NOW MOVES TO THE HOUSE FOR A VOTE >> IN JUST SIX MONTHS, THE VIRUS HAS INFECTED OVER 10 MILLION PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD AND AS WE LOOK AHEAD TO THE SECOND HALF OF 2020, DOCTORS ARE BRACING FOR WHAT'S NEXT WITH THE FLU SEASON AROUND THE CORNER, EXPERTS SAY THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM ISN'T PREPARED FOR A SIMULTANEOUS RUSH OF COVID-19 AND INFLUENZA

>> NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, AND CONNECTICUT ARE TRYING TO HOLD ONTO THE PROGRESS THEY'VE MADE DOUBLING THE STATES UNDER NEW TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS NOW, ANYONE TRAVELING TO THE TRI-STATE AREA, FROM 16 STATES, MOSTLY IN THE SOUTH AND WEST, WILL BE ORDERED TO SELF-QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS >> AND WHILE MLB PLAYERS REPORT FOR TRAINING TODAY, THE MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SEASON WILL BE CANCELLED IT'S NOT CLEAR IF ALL TEAMS WILL CONTINUE PAYING MINOR LEAGUERS THEIR WEEKLY STIPENDS >> CASES ARE GOING UP AND HOSPITAL CAPACITY IS DWINDLING AMERICA'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE DOCTOR ANTHONY FAUCI WARNED THAT THE U

S COULD SOON HIT 100,000 NEW CASES PER DAY OUR MIGUEL ALMAGUER IS IN CALIFORNIA, WHERE OFFICIALS ARE SCRAMBLING TO CONTROL THE OUTBREAK >> Reporter: CALIFORNIA IS IN CRISIS, AS THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED INFECTIONS ACROSS THE STATE SOARS TO 227,000 NEARLY, HALF OF ALL THOSE SICK, LIVE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY THE REGION NOW SCRAMBLING TO REVERSE COURSE SHUTTING DOWN REOPENED BEACHES, PE PIERS, AND BARS, AHEAD OF THE FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY >> NO GOOD NEWS TO SHARE IT'S JUST SADNESS WE'RE NOT SAVING OUR PATIENTS LIKE WE WANT TO, EVEN THOUGH WE'RE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN

>> ONE OF THE FIRST STATES TO LOCK DOWN, CALIFORNIA IS NOW THE LARGEST IN TROUBLE HOSPITALIZATIONS, HERE, IN LA COUNTY, ARE NOW AT A RECORD HIGH AND ICU BEDS COULD SOON BE FULL AFTER SCENES LIKE THESE IN ARIZONA, THE GOVERNOR HAS NOW ORDERED NIGHTCLUBS, BARS, AND GYMS TO SHUT DOWN BANNING GROUPS LARGER THAN 50 PEOPLE, THE START OF IN-PERSON CLASSES ARE, ALSO, DELAYED >> WE CAN'T BE UNDER ANY ILLUSION THAT THIS VIRUS IS GOING TO GO AWAY ON ITS OWN

>> NEARLY 90% OF ICU BEDS ARE NOW OCCUPIED DOCTORS SEEING A 25% POSITIVITY RATE >> THAT MEANS THAT MOST OF THE PEOPLE, A LOT OF THE PEOPLE, WE'RE TESTING ARE SICK THAT MEANS THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT DON'T KNOW THEY'RE SICK, AND THAT THEY'RE GOING TO END UP IN THE HOSPITAL >> WITH HOSPITALS AND HOTSPOTS STRESS, AT LEAST 17 STATES ARE REVERSING OR PAUSING PLANNED REOPENINGS IN TEXAS, CASES INCREASED BY NEARLY 7,000 THE HIGHEST SINGLE-DAY SPIKE SINCE THE PANDEMIC STARTED HARD-HIT NEW JERSEY, NOT PROCEEDING WITH INDOOR DINING AS PLANNED >> WE'VE GONE THROUGH HELL THE LAST THING WE WANT TO DO IS GO THROUGH HELL AGAIN >> BACK IN CALIFORNIA, 28 MEMBERS OF THE GURAY FAMILY CONTRACTED COVID RICHARD LOST HIS DAD, JUST BEFORE FATHER'S DAY >> YOU KNOW, THE LAST THINGTHA MY DAD SAW WAS ME SUFFOCATING

AND I HAD NO CHANCE OF TELLING MY DAD, LIKE, HEY, DAD, I'M OKAY HEY, DAD, I'M RECOVERING AND THAT HURTS >> THE TRUE COST OF COVID MEASURED, NOT BY NUMBERS BUT, FAMILIES MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES >> I'M KRISTEN DAHLGREN A DIRE WARNING ON CAPITOL HILL FROM THE NATION'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT DR ANTHONY FAUCI CALLING COVID-19 OUT OF CONTROL

PREDICTING THE POSSIBILITY OF 100,000 CASES A DAY >> I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO TELL YOU AND THE AMERICAN PUBLIC THAT I'M VERY CONCERNED BECAUSE IT COULD GET VERY BAD >> FAUCI WAS JOINED BY THE TOP DOCTORS ON THE WHITE HOUSE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE, INCLUDING CDC DIRECTOR ROBERT REDFIELD, WHO LAID INTO AMERICAN AIRLINES FOR ITS DECISION, ALONG WITH SOME OTHER AIRLINES, TO BEGIN FILLING PLANES TO CAPACITY >> I CAN TELL YOU THAT WHEN THEY ANNOUNCED THAT THE OTHER DAY, OBVIOUSLY, THERE WAS SUBSTANTIAL DISAPPOINTMENT >> AMERICAN RESPONDING THAT IT STILL HAS MULTIPLE LAYERS OF PROTECTION IN PLACE, INCLUDING FACE COVERINGS, ENHANCED CLEANING PROCEDURES, AND A PREFLIGHT COVID-19 SYMPTOM CHECKLIST

MASKS, SOCIAL DISTANCING, AND INCREASED TESTING WERE REPEATEDLY TOUTED AS VITAL TO CONTROLLING THE SPREAD WHILE THE PACE OF TESTING HAS DOUBLED SINCE MAY, EXPERTS AT HARVARD'S GLOBAL HEALTH INSTITUTE SAY IT'S NOT ENOUGH POINTING OUT THE US IS NOW TESTING APPROXIMATELY 500,000 PEOPLE EACH DAY THEY SAY THAT NUMBER SHOULD BE A MILLION OR MORE

THE STUDY SAYS ONLY 17 STATES AND DC ARE DOING ENOUGH TESTING TO KEEP OUTBREAKS FROM GETTING OUT OF CONTROL >> WE KEEP HEARING FROM OUR POLITICAL LEADERS THAT WE'RE DOING ENOUGH TESTING, THAT WE'RE DOING TOO MUCH TESTING NOT A SINGLE HEALTH EXPERT, NOT IN AMERICA, NOT ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, BELIEVES AMERICA HAS HAD THE LEVEL OF TESTING IT HAS NEEDED TO BE ON TOP OF THIS VIRUS >> ONE IDEA PRAISED BY FAUCI AS A POSSIBLE SOLUTION IS POOL TESTING

THE IDEA THAT SWABS FROM LARGE GROUPS OF PEOPLE, IN CLOSE CONTACT WHO REPRESENAREN'T SHOWG SYMPTOMS, COULD BE POOLED INTO A SINGLE TEST IF THE VIRUS IS DETECTED, THEN, EACH PERSON WOULD BE TESTED INDIVIDUALLY >> IF THAT TEST IS NEGATIVE, THEN, YOU KNOW THOSE TEN PEOPLE ARE ALL NEGATIVE SO INSTEAD OF UTILIZING TEN TESTS, YOU'VE UTILIZED ONE TEST >> A NEW WAY TO DRAMATICALLY EXPAND TESTING AND EXPERTS HOPE CONTROL THE SPREAD KRISTEN DAHLGREN, NBC NEWS >> NOW, THE GROWING MALSTROM THREE OFFICIALS TOLD "THE NEW YORK TIMES" AMERICAN OFFICIALS INTERCEPTED FINANCIAL TRANSFERS FROM A BANK ACCOUNT CONTROLLED BY THE RUSSIAN MILITARY TO ONE LINKED TO THE TALIBAN

KRISTEN WELKER HAS MORE >> BIPARTISAN LAWMAKERS BRIEFED AT THE WHITE HOUSE, DEMANDING ANSWERS AS INFORMATION MOUNTS SUGGESTING RUSSIANS OFFERED THE TALIBAN MONEY FOR KILLING US SOLDIERS IN AFGHANISTAN

>> OUR FOCUS WAS WHAT DID THE PRESIDENT KNOW AND WHEN DID HE KNOW IT? >> PRESS SECRETARY KAYLEIGH McENANY SAID THAT, WHILE THE PRESIDENT WAS NOT INITIALLY BRIEFED BECAUSE OF CONFLICTING INTELLIGENCE, HE HAS NOW BEEN >> THAT DOES NOT CHANGE THE FACT THAT THERE IS NO CONSENSUS ON THIS INTELLIGENCE THAT STILL HAS YET TO BE VERIFIED >> ON FRIDAY, THE PRESIDENT INSISTED HE HAD NEVER BEEN TOLD ABOUT THE PLOT BUT "THE NEW YORK TIMES" REPORTS THE PRESIDENT RECEIVED AWRITTE BRIEFING IN FEBRUARY BUT IT IS NOT KNOWN IF HE READ IT UNDER SCRUTINY, IN APRIL 2019 CAR BOMBING THAT KILLED THREE MARINES AND ACCORDING TO THE AP AND CONFIRMED BY NBC NEWS, TOP OFFICIALS IN THE WHITE HOUSE WERE MADE AWARE OF THE SCHEME IN 2019 THE AP REPORTS IT WAS INCLUDED IN THE PRESIDENT'S DAILY BRIEF, AND THAT HIS THEN-NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON BRIEFED HIM BOLTON DECLINED TO COMMENT BUT ACCUSED THE PRESIDENT OF FAILING TO PROTECT AMERICANS >> BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT HAS REPEATEDLY NOT BEEN ABLE TO SEE THE IMPORTANCE IN SAFEGUARDING AMERICA FROM ANOTHER 9/11 OR OTHER TERRORIST ATTACKS

>> FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, ALSO, POUNCED >> THE PRESIDENTIAL DAILY BRIEF IS SOMETHING I READ EVERY SINGLE DAY AS VICE PRESIDENT SO-LET THE IDEA THAT, SOMEHOW, DIDN'T KNOW OR ISN'T BEING BRIEFED IT IS A DERELICTION OF DUTY, IF THAT'S THE CASE >> BIDEN SAID HE HAS NOT RECEIVED AN INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING BUT MAY REQUEST ONE

>> AND THANKS TO KRISTEN WELKER FOR THAT REPORT >> A JUDGE IN ATLANTA HAS RULED THAT GARRETT ROLFE, THE FORMER POLICE OFFICER WHO SHOT AND KILLED RAYSHARD BROOKS, CAN BE FREED ON A $500,000 BOND WHILE HIS FELONY MURDER CASE IS PENDING THE JUDGE SAYS ROLFE MUST WEAR AN ANKLE MONITOR, FOLLOW A CURFEW, SURRENDER HIS PASS PPORT AND MAINTAIN NO POSSESSION OF FIREARMS ROLFE'S ATTORNEY ARGUES THE SHOOTING WAS JUSTIFIED BECAUSE HE WAS DEFENDING THE SAFETY OF OTHERS IN THE AREA >> SPACEX HAS ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH IN THE BOOKS A FALCON 9 ROCKET LAUNCHED FROM CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA

IT DEPLOYED A GPS SATELLITE FOR THE US SPACE FORCE INTO ORBIT TO REPLACE SATELLITES THAT LAUNCHED ABOUT 20 YEARS AGO THIS WAS THE 88th SUCCESSFUL MISSION FOR THE FALCON 9 AND ALSO, IT MARKED THE FIRST TIME SPACEX RECOVERED A BOOSTER FOR A NATIONAL SECURITY MISSION

THE BOOSTER SUCCESSFULLY LANDED OVEN A ON A DRONE SHIP >> LET'S SEE HOW WE'LL KICK OFF THE MONTH OF JULY WEATHER WISE JANESSA WEBB JOINING US, HI, JANESSA, GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING, YOU TWO GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE IT'S THE FIRST OF THE MONTH AND WE'RE STILL TRACKING STORMS WE'RE IN SUMMER SO THESE STORMS ARE GOING TO BE PRETTY FEISTY ACROSS THE MID-MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THIS AFTERNOON YOU CAN SEE FROM MEMPHIS RIGHT NOW, A SMALL SQUALL LINE IT ISN'T A STRONG SEVERE WEATHER RISK THROUGHOUT TODAY BUT THE SOUTHEAST INTO THE MIDATLANTIC, GOING TO SEE SOME ISOLATED STORMS THAT COULD POSSIBLY POP UP THROUGHOUT YOUR AFTERNOON DUE TO THE HEAT THAT'S GOING TO BE BUILDING ALSO, WE STILL HAVE THOSE FLOOD CONCERNS ACROSS THE CENTRAL U

S THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD SO OKLAHOMA CITY 101 DEGREES SO WE'RE GOING TO SET SOME RECORDS THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS TEXAS, INTO PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHWEST EVEN ALBUQUERQUE THIS AFTERNOON

A TON OF SUNSHINE DRY HEAT IN THE LOWER 90s AND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THAT SUMMER HEAT IT IS BUILDING ACROSS TEXAS MORE OF THAT, COMING UP >> JANESSA, THANK YOU

YOU KNOW WHEN THE STORMS COME, SOME PEOPLE SAY THEY CAN SMELL RAIN DID YOU EVER WONDER WHATOUTER SPACE MIGHT SMELL LIKE NOW, YOU CAN FIND OUT A KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN IS SELLING BOTTLES OF EAU DE SPACE TO ACTUALLY TRAIN ASTRONAUTS ON HOW OUTER SPACE SMELLS LIKE DESCRIBED IT AS A MIX OF GUN POWDER, SEARED STEAK, ADD TO THAT SOME RASPBERRIES AND RUM AND THAT'S SUPPOSEDLY WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'D ACTUALLY WANT TO WEAR SMELLING LIKE A SEARED STEAK AND ALL THOSE THINGS TOGETHER

BUT THAT'S KIND OF COOL THAT THAT'S >>> LEADING THE NEWS IT IS OFFICIAL MISSISSIPPI IS GETTING A NEW STATE FLAG ON SUNDAY, MISSISSIPPI LAWMAKERS VOTED TO REMOVE THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE EMBLEM FROM THE FLAG A SYMBOL THAT HAS FLOWN FOR MORE THAN 120 YEARS ON TUESDAY, MISSISSIPPI GOVERNOR TATE REEVES SIGNED THE MEASURE INTO LAW IT CALLS FOR A FLAG REDESIGN THAT KEEPS THE SLOGAN IN GOD WE TRUST THE REDESIGN WILL BE VOTED ON IN NOVEMBER >> THERE ARE NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN COLORADO, WHERE AN INVESTIGATION CONTINUES INTO THE DEATH OF ELIJAH McCLAIN IN THE CUSTODY OF POLICE MULTIPLE OFFICERS HAVE NOW BEEN PLACED ON LEAVE, AFTER A REPORT ABOUT INAPPROPRIATE PHOTOS NBC'S GABE GUTIERREZ IS FOLLOWING THIS STORY FOR US GABE, GOOD MORNING >> PHILLIP, NATIONAL ATTENTION FOR THIS CASE SPIKED DRAMATICALLY IN THE WEEKS FOLLOWING GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH IN MINNEAPOLIS THE ELOIJAH McCLAIN FAMILY IS FURIOUS IT TOOK THIS LONG AND NOW, THERE IS NEW CONTROVERSY

AS PROTESTS MOUNT IN COLORADO OVER THE DEATH OF ELIJAH McCLAIN, THE AURORA POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS NOW PLACED MULTIPLE OFFICERS ON PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE, AFTER IT SAYS ANOTHER OFFICER REPORTED THAT THEY TOOK POTENTIALLY INAPPROPRIATE PICTURES NEAR THE SITE OF McCLAIN'S FATAL ENCOUNTER WITH POLICE >> YOU KNOW, JUST WHEN YOU THINK AURORA POLICE CAN'T GET ANY WORSE, THEY FIND A NEW LOW >> THE PICTURES IN QUESTION HERE HAVE NOT BEEN PUBLICLY RELEASED, AS THE DEPARTMENT SAYS IT'S REVIEWING AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION NO COMMENT FROM THE POLICE UNION >> STOP

I HAVE A RIGHT TO STOP YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE BEING SUSPICIOUS >> OFFICERS STOPPED McCLAIN LAST AUGUST, AFTER A 911 CALLER REPORTED A SKETCHY LOOKING MAN WITH A MASK McCLAIN'S FAMILY SAYS HE'D BEEN WALKING HOME AND THAT HE SOMETIMES WORE A SKI MASK TO KEEP WARM BECAUSE HE WAS ANEMIC >> LET GO OF ME >> AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION FOUND THE OFFICERS FOLLOWED POLICIES THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY DECLINED TO CHARGE THEM BUT LAST WEEK, COLORADO'S GOVERNOR APPOINTED THE STATE'S ATTORNEY GENERAL AS A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR

>> WHY WASN'T A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR APPOINTED SOONER? >> WE HAVE A SYSTEM OF LOCAL CONTROL IN OUR STATE SO IT AUTOMATICALLY GOES TO THE DA THE DA TOOK A LOOK AT IT >> YOU DISAGREE WITH WHAT THE DA FOUND >> WELL, I LACK CONFIDENCE IN WHAT THE DA FOUND >> THIS IS ALL RELATED TO SYSTEMIC AND INSTITUTIONAL RACISM >> APRIL ALEXANDER IS A PROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER AND A LOCAL ORGANIZER OF BLACK LIVES MATTER

>> PEOPLE ARE REALIZING THIS IS HAPPENING IN MY COMMUNITY AND THEY'RE WONDERING WHAT STORIES DIDN'T GET TOLD? IT'S WORRISOME THAT PEOPLE IN THE DENVER METRO AREA, PEOPLE IN COLORADO, DID NOT KNOW ELIJAH McCLAIN'S NAME UNTIL A FEW WEEKS AGO >> THEY KNOW, NOW THE GOVERNOR SAYS THERE IS NO TIMETABLE FOR THE STATE ATTORNEY >>> KANYE WEST HAS DROPPED A NEW SONG AND VIDEO TITLED "WASH US IN THE BLOOD" WHICH FEATURES TRAVIS SCOTT AND WAS MIXED BY DR DRE

AND THE MOMENTS LEADING UP TO AHMAUD ARBERY'S MURDER THE NEW TRACK IS SET TO BE FEATURED ON WEST'S ALBUM >> BILLY PORTER CONTINUES TO BREAK DOWN BARRIERS IN HOLLYWOOD THE 50-YEAR-OLD ENDED LGBTQ PRIDE MONTH ON A HIGH NOTE MAKING HISTORY AS THE FIRST GAY MAN TO GRACE THE COVER OF ESSENCE MAGAZINE THE COVER WAS RELEASED DIGITALLY ON TUESDAY AND IT SHOWS THE BROADWAY ICON DRESSED IN A CUSTOM AFRICAN-AMERICAN FLAG-INSPIRED GOWN FLANKED BY THE COAT ACTIVISM IS IN MY DNA >> DWAYNE WADE IS SHOWING HIS SUPPORT FOR THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY THE THREE-TIME CHAMPION TOOK TO SOCIAL MEDIA TO CELEBRATE THE END OF PRIDE MONTH ACCOMPANIED WITH THE HASHTAG WE SUPPORT EACH OTHER WITH PRIDE

HE ALSO REVEALED CUSTOM SNEAKERS IN SUPPORT OF HIS TRANSGENDER DAUGHTER >> NOW, A TRIBUTE TO A MASTER OF COMEDY CARL REINER, AN ICONIC FUNNY MAN, TV PIONEER, AND FATHER OF ROB REINER, HAS DIED AT THE AGE OF 98 THIS MORNING, HE'S BEING REMEMBERED BY OTHER CELEBRITIES NBC'S JOE FRYER TAKES A LOOK BACK AT THE LIFETIME OF LAUGHS >> IT'S EASY TO RECOGNIZE CARL REINER'S FACE

>> ALWAYS SAID THAT I LIKE YOU SO MUCH BETTER WITHOUT YOUR — >> IT'S HAIR HAIR >> BUT HE'S EQUALLY KNOWN FOR HIS MIND, AS A WRITER AND DIRECTOR BORN IN THE BRONX, REINER'S BIG BREAK CAME IN THE '50s, PERFORMING ON SAID CAESAR'S "YOU SHOW OF SHOWS FROM THERE, HE TEAMED UP WITH COMEDY LEGEND MEL BROOKS REINER WAS A PROLIFIC WRITER CREATING ONE OF THE MOST BELOVED SITCOMS OF ALL TIME THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW HE IS ALSO AN ACCOMPLISHED DIRECTOR WHEN ASKED HOW HE WOULD LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED, CARL REINER'S ANSWER WAS A LOT LIKE HIS LIFE HUMBLE, YET FUNNY >> HE WAS HERE AND HE DI >>> HI, EVERYONE IT'S HOT AND STEAMY ACROSS THE CENTRAL US

ACTUAL TEMPERATURES, THEY'R >>> AS MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PREPARES TO BEGIN ITS SHORTENED 60-GAME SEASON TOWARD THE END OF THE MONTH, FOUR PLAYERS HAVE ANNOUNCED THEY WILL NOT TAKE THE FIELD BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS NBC'S TOM COSTELLO HAS DETAILS >> Reporter: AS MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PREPARES TO RETURN TO THE DIAMOND, MULTIPLE PLAYERS ARE ANNOUNCING THEY WILL NOT PLAY BALL RYAN ZIMMERMAN AND JOE ROSS OF THE DEFENDING WORLD SERIES CHAMPION WASHINGTON NATIONALS AND DESMOND OF THE COLORADO ROCKIES AND ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS PITCHER MIKE LEAK OPTING OUT OF THE 2020 SEASON SAYING IN A STATEMENT WHILE HE'D LOVE TO COMPETE, AFTER A GREAT DEAL OF THOUGHT ANDGIVEN MY FAMILY'S CIRCUMSTANCES, THREE YOUNG CHILDREN, INCLUDING A NEWBORN AND A MOTHER AT HIGH RISK, I HAVE DECIDED NOT TO PARTICIPATE ZIMMERMAN, WHO HAS A THREE WEEK OLD BABY AND A MOM WHO SUFFERS FROM MS SAID HE WOULD LIKELY NOT BE ABLE TO SEE EITHER ONE UNTIL THE SEASON WAS OVER AND THAT'S NOT SOMETHING HE'S WILLING TO DO

THE NATIONALS STANDING BY THEIR PLAYERS WRITING THAT WHILE ZIMMERMAN AND ROSS FOCUS ON THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THEMSELVES AND THEIR LOVED ONES, THE TEAM IS 100% SUPPORTIVE OF THEIR DECISION TO NOT PLAY THIS YEAR >> DESMOND, TAKING TO INSTAGRAM WRITING IN PART, WITH A PREGNANT WIFE AND FOUR YOUNG CHILDREN WHO HAVE LOTS OF QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE WORLD, HOME IS WHETHER RE I NEED TO BEH NOW >> LEAK'S AGENT SAYS THE FAMILY TOOK COUNTLESS FACTORS INTO CONSIDERATION, MANY OF WHICH ARE PERSONAL >> THIS IS A REMINDER THAT BASEBALL PLAYERS ARE HUMAN, TOO

>> THAT WILL TIE THE GAME >> THE NATIONALS FIRST-EVER DRAFT PICK BACK IN 2005, ZIMMERMAN HAS BEEN THE FACE OF THE FRANCHISE LAST YEAR, ZIMMERMAN HIT THE FIRST WORLD SERIES HOME RUN IN NATIONALS HISTORY >> BANG, ZOOM GOES THE Z MAN >> THEIR DECISION TO SIT OUT COMES ON THE HEELS OF A LENGTHY BATTLE THAT THREATENED TO WIPE OUT THE BASEBALL SEASON ALTOGETHER

>> IT'S JUST A DISASTER FOR OUR GAME ABSOLUTELY, NO QUESTION ABOUT IT >> BUT LAST WEEK, THE LEAGUE'S PLAYERS AND OWNERS SIGNED OFF ON A SHORTENED, 60-GAME SLATE AND AS TEAMS REPORT TO TRAINING CAMPS THIS WEEK, CLUBS ARE NOW FACING A NEW CHALLENGE THAT SOME EXPERTS SAY COULD BE A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME >> THERE ARE DEFINITELY A NUMBER OF PLAYERS WHO ARE OPENLY CONSIDERING WHETHER OR NOT TO OPT OUT AND JUST WEIGHING JUST AN INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT CHOICE BETWEEN PLAYING AND DOING WHAT'S RIGHT FOR THEMSELVES OR THEIR FAMILY >> OUR THANKS TO TOM FOR THAT REPORT THERE'S ALSO A HANDFUL OF NBA PLAYERS WHO HAVE OPTED OUT OF PLAYING FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON, TOO CAN'T BLAME 'EM >> YEAH

YOU CAN IMAGINE THE DEBATE AND DECISION-MAKING IN THAT PROCESS GOT TO BE SO, SO TOUGH FOR THEM >> YEAH FAMILIES ARE INVOLVED THANKS FOR WATCHING, I'M PHILLIP MENA

>> AND I'M FRANCES RIVERA CHECK OUT NIGHT TWO OF THE SPECTACULAR MACY'S FIREWORKS, HERE, IN NEW YORK CITY VIRUS EACH DAY THE DIRE PREDICTION FROM DR ANTHONY FAUCI IF CURRENT TRENDS DO NOT TURN AROUND QUICKLY >> THE BATTLE OVER MASKS DR FAUCI AND OTHER TOP HEALTH OFFICIALS, PLEADING WITH AMERICANS TO PUT ONE ON >>> AND THE NEW STUDY, WHICH FACE COVERINGS PROTECT YOU AND OTHERS THE BEST? >> JOE BIDEN, ESCALATING ATTACKS

HIS FIRST NEWS CONFERENCE IN THREE MONTHS BIDEN ACCUSING PRESIDENT TRUMP OFFAILING TO PROTECT FRONT LINERS AND THE AMERICAN PUBLIC >> AND GOING AIRBORNE A CAR BLOW THROUGH A STOP SIGN, AND FLIES RIGHT INTO A MIAMI CAR DEALERSHIP, AS THE PASSENGER APPEARS TO FLEE HERE COMES JULY "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNING

I'M PHILLIP MENA >> GLAD YOU'RE WITH US TO START THE DAY I'M FRANCES RIVERA THE COUNTRY IS SHIFTING GEARS AND HITTING REVERSE AS INFECTION RATES REACH RECORD HIGHS STATES ARE REINSTITUTING RESTRICTIONS NOW CASE COUNTS HAVE SOUTH AND WEST YESTERDAY, ALONE, THE COUNTRY HAD MORE THAN 47,000 NEW CASES THE MOST OF ANY DAY OF THE PANDEMIC AMERICA'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE DOCTOR, ANTHONY FAUCI, HAS CALLED THE NUMBERS DISTURBING THERE ARE NOW OVER 26 MILLION AMERICANS INFECTED >>> THE NEW YORK REGION IS TRYING TO PROTECT PROGRESS THAT'S BEEN MADE TO STOP THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS IN THE NORTHEAST

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS ARE EXPANDING NOW, ANYONE TRAVELING TO THE TRI-STATE AREA FROM 16 STATES, INCLUDING TEXAS, FLORIDA, AND CALIFORNIA, WILL BE ORDERED TO SELF-QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS >> MEANWHILE, ACROSS THE POND, THE EU HAS OPENED ITS BORDERS TO 14 COUNTRIES TRAVELERS FROM THE US, RUSSIA, BRAZIL, AND TURKEY, HAVE BEEN BARRED BECAUSE OF HIGH CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS

THEY WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE SITUATION IMPROVES BEFORE BEING ALLOWED IN >> THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE HAS ISSUED A WARNING ABOUT FRAUDULENT CARDS BEING SHARED ON SOCIAL MEDIA THAT CLAIM PEOPLE ARE EXEMPT FROM WEARING MASKS THE DOJ SAYS THEY HAVE NOT ISSUED OR ENDORSED ANY CARDS LIKE THIS ADDING THAT THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT WEBSITE, ADAGOV, HAS MORE INFORMATION

>> AND THOUSANDS OF CHEZECHS CELEBRATED THE EASING OF CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS WITH A FEAST ON THE BRIDGE COVERED WITH TRADITIONAL CZECH DISHES >> HOSPITALS IN HOTSPOTS ARE BEING PUT TO THE TEST IN CALIFORNIA, INFECTIONS ACROSS THE STATE SOARED TO ROUGHLY 230,000 NEARLY HALF OF THEM, IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY IN FLORIDA, NEARLY 15,000 HAVE ALREADY BEEN HOSPITALIZED AS THE SUNSHINE STATE GRAPPLES WITH OVER 152,000 CASES OFFICIALS WARN NUMBERS COULD MULTIPLY IF AMERICANS OF ALL AGES DON'T TAKE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY TO CONTROL THE SPREAD HERE'S WENDY WOLFOLK

>> AS COVID-19 INFECTIONS SPIKE ACROSS THE COUNTRY, A STARK WARNING FOR ALL AMERICANS >> WE ARE NOW HAVING 40-PLUS THOUSAND NEW CASES A DAY I WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED IF WE GO UP TO 100,000 A DAY, IF THIS DOES NOT TURN AROUND >> 26 STATES ARE ALREADY SEEING A RISE IN CASES WITH 11 LOOKING AT A SHARP JUMP OF 100% OR MORE, OVER THE LAST 14 DAYS PROMPTING ARIZONA'S GOVERNOR TO CLOSE BARS, GYMS, AND POOLS, FOR A MINIMUM OF 30 DAYS >> WE CAN'T BE UNDER ANY ILLUSION THAT THIS VIRUS IS GOING TO GO AWAY ON ITS OWN

OUR EXPECTATION IS THAT, NEXT WEEK, OUR NUMBERS WILL BE WORSE >> SMALL BUSINESSES RUN OUR COUNTRY! >> IN TEXAS, SOME BAR EMPLOYEES ARE PUSHING BACK ON THE GOVERNOR'S PAUSE OF THE REOPENING PLAN NEW JERSEY'S GOVERNOR, DEFENDING HIS DECISION TO DELAY THE REOPENING OF INDOOR DINING IN HIS STATE AND NOW, ALONG WITHNEW YORK AN CONNECTICUT, EXPANDING THE 14-DAY QUARANTINE RULE, TO INCLUDE ALL TRAVELERS FROM NOW 16 OF THE STATES SEEING SURGES >> IF YOU ARE COMING TO NEW JERSEY FROM ONE OF THESE STATES, WE URGE YOUR COMPLIANCE >> THAT, ON THE SAME DAY THE EUROPEAN UNION REOPENED ITS BORDERS TO 14 COUNTRIES, BUT NOT TO THE U

S WHILE HOURS-LONG TESTING LINES ARE STILL FORMING FROM COAST TO COAST, STILL, A LONG WAIT AHEAD TO BEAT THIS DISEASE WENDY WOLFOLK, NBC NEWS >> MEANTIME, COVID-19 MASK BATTLE CONTINUES DESPITE HEALTH OFFICIALS' STRONG PLEAS FOR WEARING THEM THERE IS STILL NO UNIFIED NATIONAL POLICY SOME LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ARE JUST NOW MANDATING MASKS, WHILE OTHERS ARE NOT AND NOW, THERE IS NEW RESEARCH THAT SUGGESTS PROPERLY WEARING MASKS DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE HERE IS NBC'S SAM BROCK >> FRANCES, GOOD MORNING WEARING MASKS IN PUBLIC CONTINUES TO BE A FLASH POINT FOR MANY STATES STRUGGLING WITH RISING CASES OF CORONAVIRUS AS MORE GOVERNORS AND MAYORS, LIKE HERE, IN MIAMI BEACH, REQUIRE THEM IT'S ALSO BECOMING EQUALLY APPARENT MANY PEOPLE ARE NOT ON BOARD WITH THE NEW RULES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, HEATED SCENES PLAYING OUT A MAN PHYSICALLY SHOVING HIS WAY INTO A STORE, WITHOUT A MASK >> I HAVE A BREATHING PROBLEM

>> AND PUBLIC SHAMING AFTER THIS CUSTOMER REFUSED TO WEAR ONE >> WE HAVE A RIGHT IN AMERICA NOT TO WEAR A [ BLEEP ] >> BUT DESPITE SOME PUSHBACK, PUBLIC OFFICIALS ARE INCREASINGLY TURNING TO MASKS TO STEM THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS IN SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, THE MAYOR MANDATING MASKS IN ALL ESTABLISHMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CHURCHES >> FRANKLY AND HONESTLY, I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE ANY OTHER CHOICE >> JACKSONVILLE'S MAYOR REQUIRING FACE COVERINGS IN AND OUTSIDE OF BUILDINGS FLORIDA HAS REPORTED NEARLY 30,000 CASES, IN FOUR DAYS GOVERNOR RON DeSANTIS, THOUGH, SAYS HE WON'T ISSUE A STATEWIDE ORDER HE WILL LEAVE IT UP TO CITIES, INSTEAD

>> WE'VE LEFT IT TO THE LOCALS TO MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT WHETHER THEY WANT TO USE COERCIVE MEASURES OR IMPOSE ANY TYPE OF CRIMINAL PENALTIES >> CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR WILL ENFORCE PENALTIES >> WE'LL BE DOING MORE TO FOCUS ON ENFORCEMENT IN THIS STATE >> ON MIAMI BEACH, WHERE A MASK REQUIREMENT KICKED IN, WE FOUND MOST PEOPLE SUPPORTIVE >> WE ALL GOT FAMILY AT HOME WE DON'T WANT TO TAKE THIS VIRUS BACK AND IT SPREAD >> A NEW STUDY FINDS WEARING SURGICAL MASKS OR WELL-FITTED HOMEMADE MASKS WITH MULTIPLE LAYERS OF FABRICS IS MOST EFFECTIVE IN STOPPING THE VIRUS'S TRANSMISSION WHILE, BANDANAS AND LOOSE-FITTING OPTIONS DO LITTLE

>> THOSE MASKS, EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE NOT 100% EFFECTIVE, CAN GO A LONG WAYS TOWARD MAKING SURE THE VIRUS DOESN'T SPREAD AND YOU DON'T CATCH IT >> AND THE C DODC REC MEOMMENDSU ARE IN PUBLIC AND AROUND PEOPLE, YOU SHOULD ALWAYS BE WEARING A MASK, EXCEPT FOR KIDS UNDER THE AGE OF 2 AND ANYONE WHO HAS TROUBLE BREATHING FRANCES, BACK TO YOU >> A GROWING MAELSTROM ON CAPITOL HILL THIS MORNING OVER ALLEGATIONS THAT RUSSIA PUT A BOUNTY ON AMERICAN SOLDIERS OVER NIGHT, "THE NEW YORK TIMES" REPORTED AMERICAN OFFICIALS INTERCEPTED FINANCIAL TRANSFERS FROM A BANK ACCOUNT CONTROLLED BY THE RUSSIAN MILITARY, TO ONE LINKED TO THE TALIBAN

NBC CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT ALICE BARR JOINING US WITH MORE ALICE, SOME LAWMAKERS ARE PUSHING FOR REPERCUSSIONS >> YEAH, PHILLIP WE ARE HEARING THOSE CALLS GROWING LOUDER THERE IS A BIT OF A DIVIDE BECAUSE THERE ARE SOME FOLKS OUT THERE WHO SAY WE NEED TO ACT RIGHT NOW, TO HOLD RUSSIA ACCOUNTABLE AND THEN, OTHER CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS SAYING THIS INTELLIGENCE STILL NEEDS TO BE VETTED OUT A LITTLE BIT MORE THAT WE NEED TO SEE THIS THROUGH

ONE AREA WHERE THERE SEEMS TO BE SOME BIPARTISAN AGREEMENT IS THAT THE IDEA OF RUSSIA GETTING BACK INTO THE G7 OR G8 GROUP OF NATIONS SHOULD BE PUT ON HOLD THAT'S SOMETHING THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN PUSHING FOR IN THE PAST BUT THAT, THIS, AMONG OTHER ACTS OF AGGRESSION BY RUSSIA, SHOULD TAKE THAT OFF THE TABLE, AT LEAST FOR NOW SO WE, ALSO, WANT TO TELL YOU THAT NBC NEWS HAS CONFIRMED THAT THIS INTELLIGENCE CAME TO TOP WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS,AS EARLY AS 2019 THIS IDEA THAT RUSSIA WAS OFFERING MONEY TO THE TALIBAN, TO KILL US

SOLDIERS IN AFGHANISTAN NOW, WE HAVE — WE HAVE HEARD FROM FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN ON THIS TOPIC BASICALLY, SAYING THAT THIS WOULD BE A DERELICTION OF DUTY BY PRESIDENT TRUMP, IF HE WAS INFORMED OF THIS AS FAR BACK AS 2019 AND DIDN'T ACT ON IT THAT'S SOMETHING THAT THE WHITE HOUSE STRONGLY DENIES INSISTING THAT THE INTELLIGENCE WAS STILL IN DISPUTE, SO THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAD NOT BEEN BRIEFED UNTIL RECENTLY LET'S LET YOU HEAR DIRECTLY FROM THE DEMOCRATIC RIVAL, JOE BIDEN, AND ALSO, FROM THE WHITE HOUSE SPOKESPERSON >> THE PRESIDENTIAL DAILY BRIEF IS SOMETHING I READ EVERY SINGLE DAY, AS VICE PRESIDENT THE PRESIDENT READ IT EVERY DAY

I WAS BRIEFED EVERY MORNING, BEFORE I GOT TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND THEN, AGAIN SO THE IDEA THAT, SOMEHOW, HE DIDN'T KNOW OR ISN'T BEING BRIEFED IT IS A DERELICTION OF DUTY, IF THAT'S THE CASE >> THE PRESIDENT DOES READ AND HE, ALSO, CONSUMES INTELLIGENCE VERBALLY THIS PRESIDENT, I'LL TELL YOU, IS THE MOST INFORMED PERSON ON PLANET EARTH WHEN IT COMES TO THE THREATS THAT WE FACE >> NOW, U

S INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS ARE TRYING TO DETERMINE IF ANY AMERICANS MAY HAVE BEEN KILLED BECAUSE OF THIS RUSSIAN-BOUNTY PLOT AND THEY ARE FOCUSED ON A CAR BOMBING IN AFGHANISTAN BACK IN 2019 THAT KILLED THREE MARINES THAT IS ACCORDING TO MULTIPLE REPORTS THOUGH, NBC NEWS HAS NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFIED THAT WE'LL SEND IT BACK TO YOU, PHILLIP AND FRANCES

>> GOOD TO SEE YOU THANK YOU >> A JUDGE IN ATLANTA HAS RULED THAT GARRETT ROLFE, THE FORMER POLICE OFFICER WHO SHOT AND KILLED RAYSHARD BROOKS, CAN BE FREED ON A $500,000 BOND, WHILE HE IS — WHILE HIS FELONY MURDER CASE IS PENDING THE JUDGE SAYS ROLFE MUST WEAR AN ANKLE MONITOR, FOLLOW A CURFEW, AND SURRENDER HIS PASSPORT AND MAINTAIN NO POSSESSION OF FIREARMS ROLFE'S ATTORNEY ARGUES THE SHOOTING WAS JUSTIFIED BECAUSE HE WAS DEFENDING THE SAFETY OF OTHERS IN THE AREA >>> LET'S TURN NOW TO ANOTHER CASE WE'RE FOLLOWING IN COLORADO THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEATH OF ELIJAH McCLAIN MULTIPLE POLICE OFFICERS HAVE BEEN PLACED ON LEAVE AFTER A REPORT ABOUT INAPPROPRIATE PHOTOS WE'RE JOINED NOW BY NBC'S GABE GUTIERREZ GABE, GOOD MORNING >> PHILLIP, NATIONAL ATTENTION FOR THIS CASE SPIKED DRAMATICALLY IN THE WEEKS FOLLOWING GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH IN MINNEAPOLIS THE ELIJAH McCLAIN FAMILY IS FURIOUS IT TOOK THIS LONG

AND NOW, THERE IS NEW CONTROVERSY AS PROTESTS MOUNT IN COLORADO OVER THE DEATH OF ELIJAH McCLAIN, THE AURORA POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS NOW PLACED MULTIPLE OFFICERS ON PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE, AFTER IT SAYS ANOTHER OFFICER REPORTED THAT THEY TOOK POTENTIALLY INAPPROPRIATE PICTURES NEAR THE SITE OF McCLAIN'S FATAL ENCOUNTER WITH POLICE >> YOU KNOW, JUST WHEN YOU THINK AURORA POLICE CAN'T GET ANY WORSE, THEY FIND A NEW LOW >> THE PICTURES IN QUESTION HERE HAVE NOT BEEN PUBLICLY RELEASED AS THE DEPARTMENT SAYS IT IS REVIEWING AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION NO COMMENT FROM THE POLICE UNION

OFFICERS STOPPED McCLAIN LAST AUGUST AFTER A 911 CALLER REPORTED A SKETCHY LOOKING MAN WITH A MASK McCLAIN'S FAMILY SAYS HE HAD BEEN WALKING HOME AND THAT HE SOMETIMES WORE A SKI MASK TO KEEP WARM, BECAUSE HE WAS ANEMIC AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION FOUND THE OFFICERS FOLLOWED POLICIES THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY DECLINED TO CHARGE THEM BUT LAST WEEK, COLORADO'S GOVERNOR APPOINTED THE STATE'S ATTORNEY GENERAL AS A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR >> WHY WASN'T A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR APPOINTED SOONER? >> WE HAVE A SYSTEM OF LOCAL CONTROL IN OUR STATE SO IT AUTOMATICALLY GOES TO THE DA THE DA TOOK A LOOK AT IT >> YOU DISAGREE WITH WHAT THE DA FOUND >> WELL, I LACK CONFIDENCE IN WHAT THE DA FOUND

>> THIS IS ALL RELATED TO SYSTEMIC AND INSTITUTIONAL RACISM >> APRIL ALEXANDER IS A PROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER AND A LOCAL ORGANIZER OF BLACK LIVES MATTER >> PEOPLE ARE REALIZING THIS IS HAPPENING IN MY COMMUNITY AND THEY'RE WONDERING, WHAT STORIES DIDN'T GET TOLD? IT'S WORRISOME THAT PEOPLE IN THE DENVER METRO AREA, PEOPLE IN COLORADO, DID NOT KNOW ELIJAH McCLAIN'S NAME, UNTIL A FEW WEEKS AGO >> THEY KNOW, NOW

THE GOVERNOR SAYS THERE IS NO TIMETABLE FOR THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REVIEW OF THIS CASE BUT HE SAYS IT COULD TAKE MONTHS PHILLIP >> ALL RIGHT, GABE, THANK YOU >> LET'S GET A CHECK OF YOUR JULY 1st WEATHER WITH NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB HEY, JANESSA, GOOD MORNING >> HEY, GOOD MORNING, YOU TWO

GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE HAVE A QUICK-MOVING STORM SYSTEM THAT'S GOING TO CAUSE SOME STORMY CONDITIONS FOR THE SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST TODAY ALL DUE TO THAT STEAMY AIR THE BIG CONCERN WILL BE THAT FLASH FLOODING FOR 5 MILLION PEOPLE ACROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT THE DAY AHEAD DALLAS, TODAY, 98 DEGREES BUT HEAT INDEX, ABOVE 105 102 FOR LUBBOCK INTO OKLAHOMA CITY AND WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO SEE MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST CONCERNS ACROSS TEXAS, WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT COMING UP

>> JANESSA, THANK YOU >> IN TODAY'S QUICK HITS, ACTOR WILL PLAY BOXER JACK JOHNSON THE SIX-PART HBO SERIES TITLED "UNRULY" WILL FOLLOW THE FIRST-EVER BOXING CHAMPION'S RISE TO GREATNESS >> PUSHED BY TWO BUFFALO POLICE OFFICERS, IN EARLY JUNE, HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL AFTER FOUR WEEKS OF TREATMENT HE WILL CONTINUE HIS RECOVERY AT AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION TO ENSURE HIS PRIVACY >> AMY McGRATH HAS WON DEMOCRATIC A MAJOR BLOW TO ONE OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S MOST HARDLINE IMMIGRATION POLICIES LAST NIGHT, A FEDERAL JUDGE OVERTURNED THE ADMINISTRATION'S RULE REQUIRING IMMIGRANTS TO, FIRST, SEEK ASYLUM IN ANOTHER COUNTRY IF THEY PASS THROUGH IT ON THE WAY OF TO THE U

S IT ESSENTIALLY FORCED CARAVANS TO ASK FOR ASYLUM IN MEXICO, BEFORE THE US THE JUDGE SAID THE RULE IS UNLAWFUL, FOR SEVERAL REASONS CALLING IT ARBITRARY AND CAPRICIOUS

>> IN A RARE NEWS CONFERENCE TUESDAY, FROM FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, A MAJOR ESCALATION IN ATTACKS AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP'S LEADERSHIP ON THE COVID PANDEMIC NBC'S ANDREA MITCHELL HAS THE STORY >> JOE BIDEN SLAMMING PRESIDENT TRUMP'S HANDLING OF THE PANDEMIC ACCUSING HIM OF FAILING TO PROTECT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND FRONTLINE WORKERS FROM THE VIRUS >> THEY DON'T MAKE THESE SACRI SACRIFICES SO YOU CAN IGNORE THE SCIENCE AND TURN RESPONSIBLE STEPS, LIKE WEARING MASKS, INTO A POLITICAL STATEMENT FIX THE SHORTAGE OF PPE FOR OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS, BEFORE YOU TEE OFF ANOTHER ROUND OF GOLF >> AND, AFTER THE PRESIDENT SAID THIS

>> I'M A WARTIME PRESIDENT THIS IS A WAR >> SEEMS LIKE OUR WARTIME PRESIDENT HAS SURRENDERED >> BIDEN, ALSO, SAYING IF HE IS ELECTED, HIS FIRST CALL WOULD BE TO DR FAUCI >> I WOULD IMMEDIATELY REACH OUT TO DR

ANTHONY FAUCI, TO ASK HIM TO CONTINUE HIS INCREDIBLE SERVICE TO THE COUNTRY >> IN HIS FIRST NEWS CONFERENCE IN THREE MONTHS, BIDEN HAS ALSO SAID HE'S NOT BEEN TESTED FOR COVID BECAUSE HE HAS NO SYMPTOMS BUT WHEN ASKED BY FOX NEWS IF HE'S BEEN TESTED FOR COGNITIVE DECLINE >> I'VE BEEN TESTING I'M CONSTANTLY TESTING LOOK ALL YOU GOT TO DO IS WATCH ME AND I CAN HARDLY WAIT TO COMPARE MY COGNITIVE CAPABILITY TO THE COGNITIVE CAPABILITY OF THE MAN I'M RUNNING AGAINST >> BIDEN SAID HE WILL ANNOUNCE HIS RUNNING MATE NEXT MONTH, A FEW WEEKS BEFORE HE IS NOMINATED IN MILWAUKEE THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION WILL BE LARGELY VIRTUAL, UNLIKE THE PRESIDENT, BIDEN IS NOT HOLD >>> ONE PERSON WAS LEFT INJURED AFTER A CAR SLAMMED INTO A MIAMI CAR DEALERSHIP WATCH THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO

SHOWS THAT VEHICLE CLEARLY RUNNING A STOP SIGN, BEFORE GOING AIRBORNE AND CRASHING RIGHT THROUGH THE FENCE THE DRIVER WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH NONLIFE THREATENING INJURIES BUT YOU SAW THAT PERSON WALKING AROUND, POSSIBLY A PASSENGER THEY WERE SEEN RIGHT AFTER THE CRASH, APPEARING TO WALK AROUND AND THEN JUST JUMPING RIGHT OVER THE FENCE >> TRIBUTES HAVE BEEN POURING IN FOR KA CARL REINER CARL REINER DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES AT HIS HOME IN BEVERLY HILLS MONDAY AT THE AGE OF 98 NBC'S JOE FRYER TAKES A LOOK BACK AT A LIFETIME OF LAUGHS

>> IT'S EASY TO RECOGNIZE CARL REINER'S FACE >> ALWAYS SAID THAT I LIKE YOU SO MUCH BETTER WITHOUT YOUR — >> IT'S HAIR HAIR >> BUT HE'S EQUALLY KNOWN FOR HIS MIND, AS A WRITER AND DIRECTOR BORN IN THE BRONX, REINER'S BIG BREAK CAME IN THE '50s PERFORMING ON SID CAESAR'S "YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS FROM THERE, HE TEAMED UP WITH COMEDY LEGEND MEL BROOKS >> THAT HURTS, THOUGH >> REINER WAS A PROLIFIC WRITER CREATING ONE OF THE MOST BELOVED SITCOMS OF ALL TIME THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW >> HE IS MY MENTOR AND MY IDOL

>> HE WAS ALSO AN ACCOMPLISHED DIRECTOR >> I'M SOMEBODY NOW! >> WHEN ASKED HOW HE'D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED, CARL REINER'S ANSWERER WAS A LOT LIKE HIS LIFE HUMBLE, YET FUNNY >> HE WAS HERE AND H >>> HI, EVERYONE WELCOME TO JULY AND YOU'RE REALLY GOING TO FEEL THE HEAT IT'S BUILDING FROM THE CENTRAL US, TO THE DEEP SOUTH TODAY

WE'RE GOING TO SEE THE — EVEN INTO THE SOUTHEAST, WHERE 19 MILLION CURRENTLY, WHERE HEAT >>> IN TODAY'S NEWS BY THE NUMBERS, A THREE-PIECE ARTWORK SOLD FOR OVER $84 MILLION AT AUCTION THE PIECE WAS ONE OF 28 CREATED BY BRITISH ARTIST FRANCES BACON BETWEEN 1962 AND 1991 >> SOCCER STAR MESSI NETTED HIS 700th CAREER GOAL THERE LESS THAN A WEEK AFTER HIS 33rd BIRTHDAY M >> NETFLIX IS INVESTING $100 MILLION IN BLACK-OWNED BANKS >> JUST TWO DAYS AFTER MISSISSIPPI LAWMAKERS VOTED TO REMOVE THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE EMBLEM FROM THE STATE FLAG, IT HAS NOW BECOME LAW THE SYMBOL THAT HAS FLOWN FOR MORE THAN 120 YEARS, WILL NOW BE CHANGED AFTER GOVERNOR TATE REEVES SIGNED THAT MEASURE INTO LAW ON TUESDAY THE BILL CALLS FOR A FLAG REDESIGN THAT KEEPS THE SLOGAN, IN GOD WE TRUST THE REDESIGN WILL BE VOTED ON IN NOVEMBER THE MOVE COMES AMID THE ONGOING FIGHT FOR JUSTICE FOR BLACK LIVES, ACROSS THE COUNTRY

>> A NEW DEVELOPMENT IN THE SEXUAL MISCONDUCT SUIT AGAINST HARVEY WEINSTEIN NINE WOMEN WHO SUED THE CONVICTED RAPIST REACHED A $19 MILLION SETTLEMENT THE SUIT FILED IN 2017 ALLEGED THAT WEINSTEIN WAS A SERIAL SEXUAL HARASSER AND ABUSER UNDER THE PLAN, A VICTIMS' COMPENSATION FUND WOULD BE CREATED AND SURVIVORS WOULD BE FREE TO TELL THEIR STORIES WITHOUT FEAR OF RETRIBUTION THE SETTLEMENT STILL NEEDS COURT APPROVAL >> DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, THE ICONIC STONEWALL INN IN NEW YORK, A CORNERSTONE OF LGBTQ HISTORY WAS ON THE BRINK OF CLOSING DOWN FORTUNATELY, SUPPORTERS JOINED FORCES ONCE AGAIN THE GILL FOUNDATION SWOOPED IN AND PLEDGED $250,000 TO SAVE THAT SITE THIS COMES AFTER THE STONEWALL INN STARTED A GO FUND ME TO SAVE THEIR BUSINESS THEY WERE HOPING TO RAISE $300,000 BUT THANKS TO THE FOUNDATION AND SEVERAL THOUSAND OTHER PEOPLE, THEY FAR EXCEEDED THAT GOAL

>> STYLE ICON AND ACTOR BILLY PORTER HAS MADE HISTORY, YET AGAIN THE 50-YEAR-OLD HAS BECOME THE FIRST GAY MAN TO GRACE THE COVER OF "ESSENCE" MAGAZINE RELEASED DIGITALLY ON TUESDAY AND SHOWS THE BROADWAY ICON DRESSED IN A CUSTOM AFRICAN-AMERICAN FLAG-INSPIRED GOWN FLANKED BY THE QUOTE, ACTIVISM IS IN MY DNA PORTER BECAME THE FIRST BLACK, GAY MAN TO WIN AN EMMY FOR HIS ACTING AND THE FIRST MALE-IDENTIFIED COVER STAR OF ALLURE MAGAZINE BACK IN JANUARY SO ALL THESE MILESTONES

GOT HIM RIGHT THERE ON THE COVER >> REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME I HEARD AT THE MET GALA SEEMS TO BE A TRUE >>> CONGREGATION AT A BAR INSIDE IS BAD NEWS WE REALLY GOT TO STOP THAT RIGHT NOW >> DR

ANTHONY FAUCI IS PREDICTING A RISE TO 1 HURN,000 DAILY NEW CASES OF CORONAVIRUS IF WE DON'T CHANGE OUR BEHAVIOR RIGHT NOW AND THAT INCLUDES EVERYONE WEARING A MASK >>> A DISTURBING TURN IN THE ELIJAH McCLAIN DEATH INVESTIGATION THE REPORTED PHOTOS THAT LED TO MULTIPLE OFFICERS BEING PLACED ON LEAVE >>> A JUDGE OVERTURNS THE TRUMP BORDER RULE REQUIRING IMMIGRANTS TO FIRST CLAIM ASYLUM IN ANOTHER COUNTRY >>> AND WE WILL REMEMBER HOLLYWOOD LEGEND CARL REINER AS WE KICK OFF THIS FIRST DAY OF JULY "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GOOD MORNING I'M PHILLIP MENA >> GLD YOU'RE WITH US I'M FRANCES RIVERA THE COUNTRY IS SET TO REACH RECORD HIGHS IN THE SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST ACCORDING TO THE "NEW YORK TIMES" THE NUMBER OF NEW CASES IN THE U

S SHOT UP BY 80% IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS THE NUMBER OF AMERICANS INFECTED TOPS 26 MILLION AND THE DEATH TOLL IS STEADILY CREEPING TOWARD 10,000 >> THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM HAS BEEN GIVEN ANOTHER LIFELINE TUESDAY NIGHT IT WAS VOTED TO EXTEND THE PROGRAM UNTIL AUGUST 8th, WITH $130 BILLION NUN USED FUNDS NOW MOVES TO THE HOUSE FOR A VOTE >>> A DIRE WARNING ON CAPITOL HILL FROM THE NATION'S COP INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT >> WE'RE GOING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION IF YOU LOOK AT THE CURVES OF THE NEW CASES, SO WE REALLY HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THAT AND WE NEED TO DO IT QUICKLY

CLEARLY WE ARE NOT IN TOTAL CONTROL RIGHT NOW WE ARE NOW HAVING 40,000 PLUS NEW CASES A DAY I WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED IF WE GO UP TO 100,000 A DAY IF THIS DOES NOT TURN AROUND >> DR ANTHONY FAUCI CALLING COVID-19 OUT OF CONTROL, MASKS, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND INCREASING TESTING ARE REPEATEDLY TITLED TO CONTROL THE SPREAD >>> THE MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SEASON HAS BEEN CANCELED IT'S NOT CLEAR IF ALL TEAMS WILL CONTINUE PAYING THE MINOR LEAGUERS AT A WEEKLY STIPEND >>> HOSPITAL CAPACITY IS DWINDLING AMERICA'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE DOCTORS, DR

FAUCI, WARNED THE US COULD SEE 100,000 CASES PER DAY MIGUEL ALMAGUER IS IN CALIFORNIA WHERE OFFICIALS ARE SCRAMBLING TO CONTROL THE OUTBREAK >> Reporter: CALIFORNIA IS IN CRISIS AS THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED INFECTIONS ACROSS THE STATE SOARS TO 227,000, NEARLY HALF OF ALL THOSE SICK LIVE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY, THE REGION SCRAMBLING TO REVERSE COURSE, SHUTTING DOWN REOPENED BEACHES, PIERS AND BARS AHEAD OF THE FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY >> NO ONE COULD SHARE THE SADNESS

WE'RE NOT SAVING OUR PATIENTS WE'RE NOT DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN >> Reporter: ONE OF THE FIRST STATES TO LOCK DOWN, CALIFORNIA IS NOW THE LARGEST IN TROUBLE HOSPITALIZATIONS HERE IN LA COUNTY ARE NOW AT A RECORD HIGH, AND ICU BEDS COULD SOON BE FULL

AFTER SCENES LIKE THESE IN ARIZONA, THE GOVERNOR HAS ORDERED NIGHTCLUBS, BARS AND GYMS TO SHUT DOWN BANNING GROUPS LARGER THAN 50 PEOPLE, THE SCHOOL'S IN-PERSON CLASSES ARE ALSO DELAYED >> WE CAN'T BE UNDER ANY ILLUSION THAT VIRUS IS GOING TO GO AWAY ON ITS OWN >> Reporter: NEARLY 90% OF ICU BEDS ARE OCCUPIED, DOCTORS SEEING A 25% POSITIVITY RATE >> THAT MEANS MOST OF THE PEOPLE OR A LOT OF THE PEEP WE'RE TESTING ARE SICK THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT DON'T KNOW THEY'RE SICK AND GOING TO END UP IN THE HOSPITAL >> Reporter: WITH HOSPITALS AND HOT SPOTS STRESSED, AT LEAST 17 STATES ARE REVERSING OR PAUSING PLANNED REOPENINGS IN EX-IT TEXT CASES INCREASED BY NEARLY 7,000, THE HIGHEST SINGLE DAY SPIKE SINCE THE PANDEMIC STARTED HARD-HIT NEW JERSEY NOT PROCEEDING WITH INDOOR DINING AS PLANNED >> WE'VE GONE THROUGH HELL THE LAST THING WE WANT TO DO IS GO THROUGH HELL AGAIN >> Reporter: IN CALIFORNIA, RICHARD LOST HIS TAD JUST BEFORE FATHER'S DAY >> THE LAST THING THAT MY DAD SAW WAS ME SUFFOCATING, AND I HAD NO CHANCE OF TELLING MY DAD, HEY, DAD, I'M OKAY HEY, DAD, I'M RECOVERING, AND THAT HURTS >> Reporter: THE TRUE COST OF COVITT, MEASURED NOT BY NUMBERS BUT FAMILIES MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES

>>> BREAKING OVERNIGHT, A MAJOR BLOW TO ONE OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S HARD LINE IMMIGRATION POLICIES LAST NIGHT A FEDERAL JUDGE OVERTURNED THE ADMINISTRATION'S RULE REQUIRING IMMIGRANTS TO FIRST SEEK ASYLUM IN ANOTHER COUNTRY, IF THEY PASS THROUGH IT ON THE WAY TO THE US IT ESSENTIALLY FORCED MY GRANT CARAVANS FROM VIOLENCE PLAGUED COUNTRIES LIKE GUATEMALA AND HONDURAS TO SEEK ASYLUM FROM MEXICO >>> REPORTS THAT RUSSIA OFFERED TO PAY THE TALIBAN TO TARGET OUR SOLDIERS IN AFGHANISTAN THE AMERICAN OFFICIALS INTERREPRESENTED FINANCIAL TRANSFERS FROM A BANK ACCOUNT CONTROLLED BY THE RUSSIAN MILITARY TO ONE LINKED TO THE TALIBAN KRISTEN WELKER HAS MORE

>> Reporter: BIPARTISAN LAWMAKERS DEMANDING ANSWERS, SUGGESTING RUSSIANS OFFERED THE TALIBAN MONEY FOR KILLING US SOLDIERS IN AFGHANISTAN >> WHAT DID THE PRESIDENT KNOW AND WHEN DID HE KNOW IT >> Reporter: THE PRESS SECRETARY WHILE THE PRESIDENT WAS NOT INITIALLY BRIEFED BECAUSE OF CONFLICTING INTELLIGENCE HE HAS NOW BEEN

>> THAT DOES NOT CHANGE THE FACT THERE IS NO CONSENSUS ON THE INTELLIGENCE, THAT HAS YET TO BE VERIFIED >> Reporter: ON FRIDAY THE PRESIDENT INSISTED HE HAD NEVER BEEN TOLD ABOUT THE PLOT HE RECEIVED A WRITTEN BRIEFING IN FEBRUARY, BUT IT'S NOT KNOWN IF HE READ IT UNDER SCRUTINY IN APRIL 2019 CAR BOMBING THAT KILLED THREE MARINES AND ACCORDING TO THE AP AND CONFIRMED BY NBC NEWS, TOP OFFICIALS IN THE WHITE HOUSE WERE MADE AWARE OF THE SCHEME IN 2019 THE AP REPORTS IT WAS INCLUDED IN THE PRESIDENT'S DAILY BRIEF AND THAT HIS THEN NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER JOHN BOLTON BRIEFED HIM BOLTON DECLINED TO COMMENT BUT ACCUSED THE PRESIDENT OF FAILING TO PROTECT AMERICANS >> BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT HAS REPEATEDLY NOT BEEN ABLE TO SEE THE IMPORTANCE IN SAFEGUARDING AMERICA FROM ANOTHER 9/11 OR OTHER TERRORIST ATTACKS >> Reporter: FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN ALSO POUNCED >> THE PRESIDENTIAL DAILY BRIEF IS SOMETHING I READ EVERY SINGLE DAY AS VICE PRESIDENT

SO THE IDEA THAT, SOMEHOW, HE DIDN'T KNOW OR ISN'T BEING BRIEFED, IT IS A DERELICTION OF DUTY, IN THAT'S THE CASE >> Reporter: BIDEN SAID HE HAS NOT RECEIVED AN INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING BUT MAY REQUEST ONE >> AND THANKS TO KRISTEN WELKER FOR THAT REPORT >>> IN COLORADO THE DEATH CONTINUES INTO THE ELIJAH McCLAIN UNDER THE CUSTODY OF LEAVE A REPORT ABOUT INAPPROPRIATE PHOTOS, GABE GUTIERREZ IS FOLLOWING THE STORY FOR US GABE, GOOD MORNING >> Reporter:ATIONAL ATTENTION FOR THIS CASE SPIKED DRAMATICALLY IN THE WEEKS FOLLOWING GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH IN MINNEAPOLIS THE McCLAIN FAMILY IS FURIOUS IT TOOK THIS LONG AND NOW THERE IS NEW CONTROVERSY AS PROTESTS MOUNT IN COLORADO OVER THE DEATH OF ELIJAH McCLAIN THE AURORA POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS PLACED MULTIPLE OFFICERS ON PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE, AFTER IT SAYS ANOTHER OFFICER REPORTED THAT HE TOOK POTENTIALLY INAPPROPRIATE PICTURES NEAR THE SIDE OF McCLAIN'S FATAL ENCOUNTER WITH POLICE >> YOU KNOW, JUST WHEN YOU THINK POLICE CAN'T GET ANY WORSE, THEY FIND A NEW LOW >> Reporter: THE PICTURES IN QUESTION HAVE NOT BEEN PUBLICLY RELEASED AS THE DEPARTMENT SAYS IT'S REVIEWING AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION

NO COMMENT FROM THE POLICE UNION >> STOP, I HAVE A RIGHT TO STOP YOU BECAUSE YOU'RE BEING SUSPI SUSPICIOUS >> Reporter: HE WAS STOPPED LAST AUGUST AFTER A 911 REPORTER A SKETCHY LOOKING MAN WITH A MASK McCLAIN'S FAMILY SAID HE WAS WALKING HOME AND SOMETIMES WORE A SKI MASK TO KEEP WARM BECAUSE HE WAS ANEMIC AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION FOUND THE OFFICERS FOLLOWED POLICY THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY DECLINED TO CHARGE THEM BUT LAST WEEK, COLORADO'S GOVERNOR APPOINTED THE STATE'S ATTORNEY GENERAL AS A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR WHY WASN'T A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR APPOINTED SOONER >> WE HAVE A SYSTEM OF LOCAL CONTROL IN OUR STATE SO IT AUTOMATICALLY GOES TO THE DA

THE DA TOOK A LOOK AT IT >> Reporter: YOU DISAGREE WITH WHAT THE DA FOUND? >> I LACK CONFIDENCE IN WHAT THE D

A FOUND >> THIS IS RELATED TO SYSTEMIC RACISM >> Reporter: A PROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER AND LOCAL ORGANIZER OF BLACK LIVES MATTER >> PEOPLE ARE REALIZING THIS IS HAPPENING IN MY COMMUNITY AND WONDERING WHAT STORIES DIDN'T GET TOLD IT'S WORRISOME PEOPLE IN THE DENVER METRO AREA, PEOPLE IN COLORADO DID NOT KNOW ELIJAH McCLAIN'S NAME UNTIL A FEW WEEKS AGO >> Reporter: THEY KNOW NOW THE GOVERN SAYS THERE'S NO TIMETABLE FOR THE REVIEW OF THE CASE BUT IT COULD TAKE MONTHS >> GABE, THANK YOU >>> A JUDGE IN ATLANTA HAS RULED THAT GARRETT ROLFE, THE FORMER POLICE OFFICER WHO SHOT AND KILLED RAYSHARD BROOKS, CAN BE FREED ON A $500,000 BOND WHILE HIS FELONY MURDER CASE IS PENDING

THE JUDGE SAYS ROLFE MUST WEAR AN ANKLE MONITOR, FOLLOW A CURFEW, SURRENDER HIS PASSPORT AND MAINTAIN NO POSSESSION OF FIREARMS ROLFE'S ATTORNEY ARGUES THE SHOOTING WAS JUSTIFIED BECAUSE HE WAS DEFENDING THE SAFETY OF OTHERS IN THE AREA >>> AFTER BEING FLOWN FOR MORE THAN 120 YEARS, THMISSISSIPPI IS GETTING A NEW STATE FLAG AFTER SUNDAY THEY REMOVED THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE EMBLEM FROM THEIR FLAG GOVERNOR TATE SAYS IT WILL KEEP THE "IN GOD WE TRUST" >>> NINE WOMEN WHO SUED HARVEY WEINSTEIN REACHED A $19 MILLION SETTLEMENT THE SUIT ALLEGED WEINSTEIN WAS A SERIOUS SEXUAL HARASSER AND ABUSER UNDER THE PLAN A VICTIM'S COMPENSATION FUND WOULD BE CREATED AND SURVIVORS WOULD BE FREE TO TELL THEIR STORIES WITHOUT FEAR OF RETRIBUTION THE SETTLEMENT STILL NEEDS COURT APPROVAL >>> AUTHORITIES IN INDIA ARE USING DRONES TO CONTAIN CROP DESTROYING LOCUSTS EXPERTS ARE PREDICTING EXTENSIVE CROP LOSSES IF THE GOVERNMENT DOES NOT STOP THE FAST-SPREADING SWARMS LOW GUST CONTROL TEAMS ARE USING DRONES TO SPRAY INSECTICIDES AND AUTHORITIES DEPLOYED TRACTOR MOUNTED SPRAYERS TO ENSURE THEY DON'T DEVOUR THE SUMMER CROPS >> WE WERE JUST JOKING AND HERE WE ARE DOING A STORY ABOUT IT

>> END TIMES >> AS WE CHUG ALONG IN THE MIDDLE OF THE YEAR, FIRST DAY OF JULY WE GET A CHECK OF OUR WEATHER WISE JANESSA WEBB IS WITH US >> GOOD MORNING, YOU TWO GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE I CAN'T BELIEVE WE'RE IN JULY AND TALKING ABOUT THE SUMMER HEAT THIS IS JUST BEGINNING AS STORMS ARE FIRING UP ACROSS THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY INTO THE SOUTHEAST, ALL DUE TO THAT FRONT WAKING UP THIS MORNING, YOU'RE DEALING WITH THE SEVERE WEATHER CONCERNS BUT THIS WILL DIE THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON ST LOUIS TO KANSAS CITY THE CENTRAL US

, THIS IS GOING TO BE EXPANDED THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON, WITH THE POCKETS OF CELLS THAT WILL PRODUCE SOME TORRENTIAL RAIN RIGHT NOW IT'S ONLY 5 MILLION BUT I THINK THIS MAKES ITS WAY INTO THE OHIO VALLEY BY MIDAFTERNOON THAT'S A LOOK AT THE WEATHER FOR THE DAY HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD 95 DEGREES TODAY IN HOUSTON, PARTLY CLOUDY CONDITIONS RALEIGH GOING TO SEE A FEW STORMS THIS AFTERNOON AS WELL BUT HEAT INDEX A MAJOR CONCERN ACROSS TEXAS INTO SAN ANTONIO, ABOVE 100 DEGREES WE HAVE HEAT ADVISORIES ACROSS THE DEEP SOUTH >> JANESSA, THANK YOU

>>> SPACEX HAS ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH IN THE BOOKS A FALCON 9 ROCKET LAUNCHED FROM CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA IT DEPLOYED A GPS SATELLITE FOR THE US SPACE FORCE INTO ORBIT THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT IS WORKIN TO REPLACE SATELLITES THAT LAUNCH ABOUT 20 YEARS AGO

THIS WAS THE 88th SUCCESSFUL MISSION FOR THE FALCON 9 AND ALSO, IT MARKED THE FIRST TIME SPACEX RECOVERED A BOOSTER FOR A NATIONAL SECURITY MISSION >>> THESE CARDS HAVE BEEN CIRCLING ONLINE EXEMPTING PEOPLE FROM FACE MASKS THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT WEBSITE ADAGOV HAS MORE INFORMATION >>> THE EU REOPENED ITS DOORS TO THE REST OF THE WORLD BUT THE TRAVEL BAN REMAINS FOR NOW HERE IS RICHARD ENGEL

>> Reporter: EUROPE IS OPENING UP, RELAXING TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS TO SALVAGE THE SUMMER TOURISM SEASON BUT AMERICANS AREN'T WELCOME THE EUROPEAN UNION RELEASED A LIST OF 14 NATIONS FROM OUTSIDE THE EUROPEAN BLOC, CLEARED FOR TRAVEL BASED ON COVID LEVELS THE US ISN'T ON THE LIST AND IN A WAKE-UP CALL ON HOW OTHERS PERCEIVE AMERICANS NOW RUSSIA AND BRAZIL DIDN'T MAKE THE CUT PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS THE US

IS LEADING THE WAY ON COVID SNIFF' SAVED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF LIVES >> Reporter: NEW CASES IN THE US AVERAGING ABOUT TEN TIMES AS MANY AS ACROSS THE EU THE VIDEOS OF AMERICAN COVID RAGE AND DENIAL HAVE BECOME FODDER FOR EUROPEAN TABLOIDS EUROPE DECIDED THE US ISN'T HEALTHY ENOUGH TO TRAVEL SOME AMERICANS LIVING ABROAD AGREE

>> I THINK IT'S INCREDIBLY SMART AND QUITE SAD THE US IS ON THAT LIST >> Reporter: THE EU RESTRICTIONS ARE SET TO BE REVIEWED IN TWO WEEKS BUT AS THINGS STAND NOW, THEY MIGHT NOT BE RELAXED AFTE >>> IN TODAY'S "NEWS BY THE NUMBERS" A THREE-PIECE ARTWORK SOLD FOR OVER $84 MILLION AT AUCTION THE PIECE WAS ONE OF 28 CREATED BY FRANCIS BACON BETWEEN 1962 AND 1991 >>> LIONEL MESSI NETTED HIS 700th CAREER GOAL

HE BECAME THE SEVENTH PLAYER EVER TO HIT THAT MILESTONE >>> NETFLIX IS INVESTING $100 IN BLACK-OWNED AMERICAN BANKS THAT SUPPORT BLACK COMMUNITIES THE STREAMING SERVICE SAID THE FUNDING WILL INCREASE AS THE COMPANY GROWS >>> THE BATTLE FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT DOLLARS AND EYEBALLS IS HEATING UP BETWEEN YOUTUBE TV AND AMAZON PRIME AS EACH JOCKEYS FOR YOUR ATTENTION KEEPING HIS EYE ON IT FROM LONDON IS CNBC'S JEFF CUTMORE >> GOOD MORNING TO YOU IT'S GOING TO COST YOU MORE UNFORTUNATELY

THAT'S THE BAD NEWS HERE, NEWS THAT YOUTUBE IS INCREASING THE PRICE OF ACCESS TO THE 80 CHANNELS IT OFFERS 2 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS SO FAR FOR THIS SERVICE AND NOW IN THE JULY BILLING CYCLE THEY'RE GOING TO SEE A $15 INCREASE IN THE PRICE OF SUBSCRIPTION THAT GOING UP TO $6499, AND NEW MEMBERS WILL PAY THAT NEW PRICE IMMEDIATELY THE GOOD NEWS PERHAPS IS THAT WHEN IT COMES TO AMAZON PRIME, THEY ARE OFFERING YOU A NEW SERVICE YOU CAN HAVE A PRIME PARTY, WHERE YOU CAN WATCH A MOVIE AND YOUR FRIENDS CAN WATCH THE SAME MOVIE, TOO, AND YOU GET TO CONTROL THE ACTION THAT VERY SIMILAR TO ACTUALLY SOMETHING THAT NETFLIX ALREADY DOES THEY CALL THAT THE NET FLICK PARTY, BUT AMAZON FEEL THEY ALSO NEED TO GET INTO THE GAME AND THE WAY THESE NEW INFECTIONS ARE GOING, A LOT MORE OF US ARE GOING TO BE SAT AT HOME WATCHING THE TV, I THINK

BACK TO YOU >> YES, I THINK YOU'RE RIGHT AND THIS MEANS HULU HAS TO STEP UP THEI >>> HI, EVERYONE THIS IS THE SUMMER HEAT THAT'S BUILDING ACROSS THE EAST, SOUTH AND TO THE SOOUT EAST CURRENTLY 19 MILLION PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE IMPACTED BY THESE HEAT CONCERNS TODAY, BUT IT'S ALSO A DANGEROUS HEAT YOU'RE NOT GOING TO SEE MUCH RELIEF OVERNIGHT, SO GOING >>> RUE DOLL FOE ANAYA DIED AT THE AGE OF 8 THE CELEBRATED AUTHOR DIED SUNDAY AT HIS HOME IN NEW MEXICO AFTER SUFFERING FROM A LONG ILLNESS, HIS NIECE TOLD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS HE'S BEST KNOWN FOR "BLESS ME THE INFLUENCE OF LATINA WRITERS BECAUSE OF ITS CULTURAL REFERENCES WHICH WERE RARE AT THE TIME OF ITS PUBLICATION IN 1972 >>> HOLLYWOOD IS MOURNING THE PASSING OF A COMEDY LEGEND WHOSE CAREER SPANS SEVEN DECADES CARL REINER DIED AT THE AGE OF 98, LEAVING HIS MARK ON STAGE AND THE BIG AND SMALL SCREENS

DAN SHCHENAMEN LOOKS AT HIS LIFE >> HE WAS BORN IN 1922 IN THE BRONX, NEW YORK AND CAME TO "YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS" ON NBC HE WAS A PERFORMER ON THAT SHOW AND ADDED DUTIES AS A REQUIRE WHEN IT EVOLVED INTO "CAESAR'S HOUR" IN A WRITERS ROOM THAT AT SOMETIMES ARE TIMES INCLUDED MEL BROOKS AND NEIL DIE MOPPED REINER CREATED "THE KICK IT VAN DYKE SHOW" IN THE 1960s AND LAUNCHED THE CAREER OF MARY TYLER MOORE REINER PLAYED THE RECURRING ROLE OF ALAN BRADY >> THERE SHE IS, THE LITTLE LADY WHO PUT YOU OUT OF BUSINESS >> Reporter: CARL REINER WON NINE PRIME TIME EMMY AWARDS OVER THE COURSE OF HIS CAREER AND ONE GRAMMY AWARD FOR THE 2,000-YEAR-OLD MAN WITH MEL BROOKS >> PEOPLE HIT THEMSELVES IN THE FACE >> WOW >> THAT HURTS, THOUGH

>> YOU BET IT HURTS >> Reporter: REINER DIRECTED FILMS LIKE 1977'S "OH GOD" AS WELL AS FOUR FILMS WITH STEVE MARTIN, INCLUDING 1979'S "THE JERK" AND "ALL OF ME" IN 1984 CARL REINER WAS INDUCTED INTO THE TELEVISION ACADEMY HALL OF FAME IN 199 AND LET'S NOT FORGET HE ALSO GAVE THE WORLD HIS SON, WRITER, DIRECTOR, ACTOR, ROB REINER IN HIS LATER YEARS, CARL REINER WROTE A NUMBER OF BOOKS BOTH FOR ADULTS AND FOR CHILDREN AND HE ACTED IN THE "OCEANS 11" FILM SERIES CARL REINER LEFT HIS MARK ALL OVER THE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD BUT TELEVISION IS WHERE THAT MARK IS INDELIBLE DAN SCHENAMEN, NBC NEWS >> LEGENDARY MAN >>> A LOT OF MYSTERY WHEN IT COMES TO SPACE AND QUESTIONS TOO

YOU EVER WONDER WHAT IT MIGHT SMELL LIKE THE KICK-STARTER CAMPAIGN IS SETTLE BOTTLES OF EAU DE SPACE, IT TRAINS ASTRONAUTS ON WHAT SPACE SMELLS LIKE, A MIX OF GUN POWDER, SEARED STEAK, RASPBERRIES AND RUM >>> WE ARE NOW HAVING 40-PLUS THOUSAND NEW CASES A DAY I WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED IF WE GO UP TO 100,000 A DAY, IF THIS DOES NOT TURN AROUND AND SO, I AM VERY CONCERNED >> AN ALARMING WARNING FROM DR ANTHONY FAUCI AS THE NATION BEGINS THE MONTH OF JULY WITH RISING NUMBERS IN DOZENS OF STATES AND PEOPLE NOT TAKING ENOUGH PRECAUTIONS >>> NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING ON WHETHER THE PRESIDENT KNEW ABOUT U

S INTELLIGENCE ALLEGING RUSSIAN OFFICIALS OFFERED BOUNTIES ON AMERICAN SOLDIERS >> A DISTURBING TURN IN THE ELIJAH McCLAIN DEATH INVESTIGATION THE REPORTED PHOTOS THAT LED TO MULTIPLE OFFICERS BEING PLACED ON LEAVE >>> AND WE'LL LOOK BACK AT THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF WRITER, DIRECTOR, AND COMEDIAN CARL REINER KICKING OFF JULY, "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA >> I'M FRANCES RIVERA

THE ENTIRE COUNTRY IS AT RISK, ONCE AGAIN, AS CORONAVIRUS CASES RESURGE IN THE SOUTH AND WEST ACCORDING TO "THE NEW YORK TIMES" DATABASE, THE NUMBER OF NEW CASES IN THE US HAS SHOT UP BY 80% IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS THE NUMBER OF AMERICANS INFECTED NOW TOPS 2

6 MILLION WHILE THE DEATH TOLL IS STEADILY CREEPING TOWARDS 130,000 >> THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM HAS BEEN GIVEN ANOTHER LIFELINE ON TUESDAY NIGHT, THE SENATE VOTED TO EXTEND THE PROGRAM UNTIL AUGUST 8th, JUST HOURS BEFORE IT WAS SET TO EXPIRE WITH $1 $1 $130 BILLION IN UNUSED FUNDS, IT NOW MOVES TO THE HOUSE FOR A VOTE >> IN JUST SIX MONTHS, THE VIRUS HAS INFECTED OVER 10 MILLION PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD AND AS WE LOOK AHEAD TO THE SECOND HALF OF 2020, DOCTORS ARE BRACING FOR WHAT'S NEXT WITH THE FLU SEASON AROUND THE CORNER, EXPERTS SAY THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM ISN'T PREPARED FOR A SIMULTANEOUS RUSH OF COVID-19 AND INFLUENZA

>> NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, AND CONNECTICUT ARE TRYING TO HOLD ONTO THE PROGRESS THEY'VE MADE DOUBLING THE STATES UNDER NEW TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS NOW, ANYONE TRAVELING TO THE TRI-STATE AREA, FROM 16 STATES, MOSTLY IN THE SOUTH AND WEST, WILL BE ORDERED TO SELF-QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS >> AND WHILE MLB PLAYERS REPORT FOR TRAINING TODAY, THE MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SEASON WILL BE CANCELLED IT'S NOT CLEAR IF ALL TEAMS WILL CONTINUE PAYING MINOR LEAGUERS THEIR WEEKLY STIPENDS >> CASES ARE GOING UP AND HOSPITAL CAPACITY IS DWINDLING AMERICA'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE DOCTOR ANTHONY FAUCI WARNED THAT THE U

S COULD SOON HIT 100,000 NEW CASES PER DAY OUR MIGUEL ALMAGUER IS IN CALIFORNIA, WHERE OFFICIALS ARE SCRAMBLING TO CONTROL THE OUTBREAK >> Reporter: CALIFORNIA IS IN CRISIS, AS THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED INFECTIONS ACROSS THE STATE SOARS TO 227,000 NEARLY, HALF OF ALL THOSE SICK, LIVE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY THE REGION NOW SCRAMBLING TO REVERSE COURSE SHUTTING DOWN REOPENED BEACHES, PE PIERS, AND BARS, AHEAD OF THE FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY >> NO GOOD NEWS TO SHARE IT'S JUST SADNESS WE'RE NOT SAVING OUR PATIENTS LIKE WE WANT TO, EVEN THOUGH WE'RE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN

>> ONE OF THE FIRST STATES TO LOCK DOWN, CALIFORNIA IS NOW THE LARGEST IN TROUBLE HOSPITALIZATIONS, HERE, IN LA COUNTY, ARE NOW AT A RECORD HIGH AND ICU BEDS COULD SOON BE FULL AFTER SCENES LIKE THESE IN ARIZONA, THE GOVERNOR HAS NOW ORDERED NIGHTCLUBS, BARS, AND GYMS TO SHUT DOWN BANNING GROUPS LARGER THAN 50 PEOPLE, THE START OF IN-PERSON CLASSES ARE, ALSO, DELAYED >> WE CAN'T BE UNDER ANY ILLUSION THAT THIS VIRUS IS GOING TO GO AWAY ON ITS OWN

>> NEARLY 90% OF ICU BEDS ARE NOW OCCUPIED DOCTORS SEEING A 25% POSITIVITY RATE >> THAT MEANS THAT MOST OF THE PEOPLE, A LOT OF THE PEOPLE, WE'RE TESTING ARE SICK THAT MEANS THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT DON'T KNOW THEY'RE SICK, AND THAT THEY'RE GOING TO END UP IN THE HOSPITAL >> WITH HOSPITALS AND HOTSPOTS STRESS, AT LEAST 17 STATES ARE REVERSING OR PAUSING PLANNED REOPENINGS IN TEXAS, CASES INCREASED BY NEARLY 7,000 THE HIGHEST SINGLE-DAY SPIKE SINCE THE PANDEMIC STARTED HARD-HIT NEW JERSEY, NOT PROCEEDING WITH INDOOR DINING AS PLANNED >> WE'VE GONE THROUGH HELL THE LAST THING WE WANT TO DO IS GO THROUGH HELL AGAIN >> BACK IN CALIFORNIA, 28 MEMBERS OF THE GURAY FAMILY CONTRACTED COVID RICHARD LOST HIS DAD, JUST BEFORE FATHER'S DAY >> YOU KNOW, THE LAST THINGTHA MY DAD SAW WAS ME SUFFOCATING

AND I HAD NO CHANCE OF TELLING MY DAD, LIKE, HEY, DAD, I'M OKAY HEY, DAD, I'M RECOVERING AND THAT HURTS >> THE TRUE COST OF COVID MEASURED, NOT BY NUMBERS BUT, FAMILIES MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES >> I'M KRISTEN DAHLGREN A DIRE WARNING ON CAPITOL HILL FROM THE NATION'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT DR ANTHONY FAUCI CALLING COVID-19 OUT OF CONTROL

PREDICTING THE POSSIBILITY OF 100,000 CASES A DAY >> I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO TELL YOU AND THE AMERICAN PUBLIC THAT I'M VERY CONCERNED BECAUSE IT COULD GET VERY BAD >> FAUCI WAS JOINED BY THE TOP DOCTORS ON THE WHITE HOUSE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE, INCLUDING CDC DIRECTOR ROBERT REDFIELD, WHO LAID INTO AMERICAN AIRLINES FOR ITS DECISION, ALONG WITH SOME OTHER AIRLINES, TO BEGIN FILLING PLANES TO CAPACITY >> I CAN TELL YOU THAT WHEN THEY ANNOUNCED THAT THE OTHER DAY, OBVIOUSLY, THERE WAS SUBSTANTIAL DISAPPOINTMENT >> AMERICAN RESPONDING THAT IT STILL HAS MULTIPLE LAYERS OF PROTECTION IN PLACE, INCLUDING FACE COVERINGS, ENHANCED CLEANING PROCEDURES, AND A PREFLIGHT COVID-19 SYMPTOM CHECKLIST

MASKS, SOCIAL DISTANCING, AND INCREASED TESTING WERE REPEATEDLY TOUTED AS VITAL TO CONTROLLING THE SPREAD WHILE THE PACE OF TESTING HAS DOUBLED SINCE MAY, EXPERTS AT HARVARD'S GLOBAL HEALTH INSTITUTE SAY IT'S NOT ENOUGH POINTING OUT THE US IS NOW TESTING APPROXIMATELY 500,000 PEOPLE EACH DAY THEY SAY THAT NUMBER SHOULD BE A MILLION OR MORE

THE STUDY SAYS ONLY 17 STATES AND DC ARE DOING ENOUGH TESTING TO KEEP OUTBREAKS FROM GETTING OUT OF CONTROL >> WE KEEP HEARING FROM OUR POLITICAL LEADERS THAT WE'RE DOING ENOUGH TESTING, THAT WE'RE DOING TOO MUCH TESTING NOT A SINGLE HEALTH EXPERT, NOT IN AMERICA, NOT ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, BELIEVES AMERICA HAS HAD THE LEVEL OF TESTING IT HAS NEEDED TO BE ON TOP OF THIS VIRUS >> ONE IDEA PRAISED BY FAUCI AS A POSSIBLE SOLUTION IS POOL TESTING

THE IDEA THAT SWABS FROM LARGE GROUPS OF PEOPLE, IN CLOSE CONTACT WHO REPRESENAREN'T SHOWG SYMPTOMS, COULD BE POOLED INTO A SINGLE TEST IF THE VIRUS IS DETECTED, THEN, EACH PERSON WOULD BE TESTED INDIVIDUALLY >> IF THAT TEST IS NEGATIVE, THEN, YOU KNOW THOSE TEN PEOPLE ARE ALL NEGATIVE SO INSTEAD OF UTILIZING TEN TESTS, YOU'VE UTILIZED ONE TEST >> A NEW WAY TO DRAMATICALLY EXPAND TESTING AND EXPERTS HOPE CONTROL THE SPREAD KRISTEN DAHLGREN, NBC NEWS >> NOW, THE GROWING MALSTROM THREE OFFICIALS TOLD "THE NEW YORK TIMES" AMERICAN OFFICIALS INTERCEPTED FINANCIAL TRANSFERS FROM A BANK ACCOUNT CONTROLLED BY THE RUSSIAN MILITARY TO ONE LINKED TO THE TALIBAN

KRISTEN WELKER HAS MORE >> BIPARTISAN LAWMAKERS BRIEFED AT THE WHITE HOUSE, DEMANDING ANSWERS AS INFORMATION MOUNTS SUGGESTING RUSSIANS OFFERED THE TALIBAN MONEY FOR KILLING US SOLDIERS IN AFGHANISTAN

>> OUR FOCUS WAS WHAT DID THE PRESIDENT KNOW AND WHEN DID HE KNOW IT? >> PRESS SECRETARY KAYLEIGH McENANY SAID THAT, WHILE THE PRESIDENT WAS NOT INITIALLY BRIEFED BECAUSE OF CONFLICTING INTELLIGENCE, HE HAS NOW BEEN >> THAT DOES NOT CHANGE THE FACT THAT THERE IS NO CONSENSUS ON THIS INTELLIGENCE THAT STILL HAS YET TO BE VERIFIED >> ON FRIDAY, THE PRESIDENT INSISTED HE HAD NEVER BEEN TOLD ABOUT THE PLOT BUT "THE NEW YORK TIMES" REPORTS THE PRESIDENT RECEIVED AWRITTE BRIEFING IN FEBRUARY BUT IT IS NOT KNOWN IF HE READ IT UNDER SCRUTINY, IN APRIL 2019 CAR BOMBING THAT KILLED THREE MARINES AND ACCORDING TO THE AP AND CONFIRMED BY NBC NEWS, TOP OFFICIALS IN THE WHITE HOUSE WERE MADE AWARE OF THE SCHEME IN 2019 THE AP REPORTS IT WAS INCLUDED IN THE PRESIDENT'S DAILY BRIEF, AND THAT HIS THEN-NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON BRIEFED HIM BOLTON DECLINED TO COMMENT BUT ACCUSED THE PRESIDENT OF FAILING TO PROTECT AMERICANS >> BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT HAS REPEATEDLY NOT BEEN ABLE TO SEE THE IMPORTANCE IN SAFEGUARDING AMERICA FROM ANOTHER 9/11 OR OTHER TERRORIST ATTACKS

>> FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, ALSO, POUNCED >> THE PRESIDENTIAL DAILY BRIEF IS SOMETHING I READ EVERY SINGLE DAY AS VICE PRESIDENT SO-LET THE IDEA THAT, SOMEHOW, DIDN'T KNOW OR ISN'T BEING BRIEFED IT IS A DERELICTION OF DUTY, IF THAT'S THE CASE >> BIDEN SAID HE HAS NOT RECEIVED AN INTELLIGENCE BRIEFING BUT MAY REQUEST ONE

>> AND THANKS TO KRISTEN WELKER FOR THAT REPORT >> A JUDGE IN ATLANTA HAS RULED THAT GARRETT ROLFE, THE FORMER POLICE OFFICER WHO SHOT AND KILLED RAYSHARD BROOKS, CAN BE FREED ON A $500,000 BOND WHILE HIS FELONY MURDER CASE IS PENDING THE JUDGE SAYS ROLFE MUST WEAR AN ANKLE MONITOR, FOLLOW A CURFEW, SURRENDER HIS PASS PPORT AND MAINTAIN NO POSSESSION OF FIREARMS ROLFE'S ATTORNEY ARGUES THE SHOOTING WAS JUSTIFIED BECAUSE HE WAS DEFENDING THE SAFETY OF OTHERS IN THE AREA >> SPACEX HAS ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH IN THE BOOKS A FALCON 9 ROCKET LAUNCHED FROM CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA

IT DEPLOYED A GPS SATELLITE FOR THE US SPACE FORCE INTO ORBIT TO REPLACE SATELLITES THAT LAUNCHED ABOUT 20 YEARS AGO THIS WAS THE 88th SUCCESSFUL MISSION FOR THE FALCON 9 AND ALSO, IT MARKED THE FIRST TIME SPACEX RECOVERED A BOOSTER FOR A NATIONAL SECURITY MISSION

THE BOOSTER SUCCESSFULLY LANDED OVEN A ON A DRONE SHIP >> LET'S SEE HOW WE'LL KICK OFF THE MONTH OF JULY WEATHER WISE JANESSA WEBB JOINING US, HI, JANESSA, GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING, YOU TWO GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE IT'S THE FIRST OF THE MONTH AND WE'RE STILL TRACKING STORMS WE'RE IN SUMMER SO THESE STORMS ARE GOING TO BE PRETTY FEISTY ACROSS THE MID-MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THIS AFTERNOON YOU CAN SEE FROM MEMPHIS RIGHT NOW, A SMALL SQUALL LINE IT ISN'T A STRONG SEVERE WEATHER RISK THROUGHOUT TODAY BUT THE SOUTHEAST INTO THE MIDATLANTIC, GOING TO SEE SOME ISOLATED STORMS THAT COULD POSSIBLY POP UP THROUGHOUT YOUR AFTERNOON DUE TO THE HEAT THAT'S GOING TO BE BUILDING ALSO, WE STILL HAVE THOSE FLOOD CONCERNS ACROSS THE CENTRAL U

S THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD SO OKLAHOMA CITY 101 DEGREES SO WE'RE GOING TO SET SOME RECORDS THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS TEXAS, INTO PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHWEST EVEN ALBUQUERQUE THIS AFTERNOON

A TON OF SUNSHINE DRY HEAT IN THE LOWER 90s AND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THAT SUMMER HEAT IT IS BUILDING ACROSS TEXAS MORE OF THAT, COMING UP >> JANESSA, THANK YOU

YOU KNOW WHEN THE STORMS COME, SOME PEOPLE SAY THEY CAN SMELL RAIN DID YOU EVER WONDER WHATOUTER SPACE MIGHT SMELL LIKE NOW, YOU CAN FIND OUT A KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN IS SELLING BOTTLES OF EAU DE SPACE TO ACTUALLY TRAIN ASTRONAUTS ON HOW OUTER SPACE SMELLS LIKE DESCRIBED IT AS A MIX OF GUN POWDER, SEARED STEAK, ADD TO THAT SOME RASPBERRIES AND RUM AND THAT'S SUPPOSEDLY WHAT IT SMELLS LIKE I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'D ACTUALLY WANT TO WEAR SMELLING LIKE A SEARED STEAK AND ALL THOSE THINGS TOGETHER

BUT THAT'S KIND OF COOL THAT THAT'S >>> LEADING THE NEWS IT IS OFFICIAL MISSISSIPPI IS GETTING A NEW STATE FLAG ON SUNDAY, MISSISSIPPI LAWMAKERS VOTED TO REMOVE THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE EMBLEM FROM THE FLAG A SYMBOL THAT HAS FLOWN FOR MORE THAN 120 YEARS ON TUESDAY, MISSISSIPPI GOVERNOR TATE REEVES SIGNED THE MEASURE INTO LAW IT CALLS FOR A FLAG REDESIGN THAT KEEPS THE SLOGAN IN GOD WE TRUST THE REDESIGN WILL BE VOTED ON IN NOVEMBER >> THERE ARE NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN COLORADO, WHERE AN INVESTIGATION CONTINUES INTO THE DEATH OF ELIJAH McCLAIN IN THE CUSTODY OF POLICE MULTIPLE OFFICERS HAVE NOW BEEN PLACED ON LEAVE, AFTER A REPORT ABOUT INAPPROPRIATE PHOTOS NBC'S GABE GUTIERREZ IS FOLLOWING THIS STORY FOR US GABE, GOOD MORNING >> PHILLIP, NATIONAL ATTENTION FOR THIS CASE SPIKED DRAMATICALLY IN THE WEEKS FOLLOWING GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH IN MINNEAPOLIS THE ELOIJAH McCLAIN FAMILY IS FURIOUS IT TOOK THIS LONG AND NOW, THERE IS NEW CONTROVERSY

AS PROTESTS MOUNT IN COLORADO OVER THE DEATH OF ELIJAH McCLAIN, THE AURORA POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS NOW PLACED MULTIPLE OFFICERS ON PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE, AFTER IT SAYS ANOTHER OFFICER REPORTED THAT THEY TOOK POTENTIALLY INAPPROPRIATE PICTURES NEAR THE SITE OF McCLAIN'S FATAL ENCOUNTER WITH POLICE >> YOU KNOW, JUST WHEN YOU THINK AURORA POLICE CAN'T GET ANY WORSE, THEY FIND A NEW LOW >> THE PICTURES IN QUESTION HERE HAVE NOT BEEN PUBLICLY RELEASED, AS THE DEPARTMENT SAYS IT'S REVIEWING AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION NO COMMENT FROM THE POLICE UNION >> STOP

I HAVE A RIGHT TO STOP YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE BEING SUSPICIOUS >> OFFICERS STOPPED McCLAIN LAST AUGUST, AFTER A 911 CALLER REPORTED A SKETCHY LOOKING MAN WITH A MASK McCLAIN'S FAMILY SAYS HE'D BEEN WALKING HOME AND THAT HE SOMETIMES WORE A SKI MASK TO KEEP WARM BECAUSE HE WAS ANEMIC >> LET GO OF ME >> AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION FOUND THE OFFICERS FOLLOWED POLICIES THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY DECLINED TO CHARGE THEM BUT LAST WEEK, COLORADO'S GOVERNOR APPOINTED THE STATE'S ATTORNEY GENERAL AS A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR

>> WHY WASN'T A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR APPOINTED SOONER? >> WE HAVE A SYSTEM OF LOCAL CONTROL IN OUR STATE SO IT AUTOMATICALLY GOES TO THE DA THE DA TOOK A LOOK AT IT >> YOU DISAGREE WITH WHAT THE DA FOUND >> WELL, I LACK CONFIDENCE IN WHAT THE DA FOUND >> THIS IS ALL RELATED TO SYSTEMIC AND INSTITUTIONAL RACISM >> APRIL ALEXANDER IS A PROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER AND A LOCAL ORGANIZER OF BLACK LIVES MATTER

>> PEOPLE ARE REALIZING THIS IS HAPPENING IN MY COMMUNITY AND THEY'RE WONDERING WHAT STORIES DIDN'T GET TOLD? IT'S WORRISOME THAT PEOPLE IN THE DENVER METRO AREA, PEOPLE IN COLORADO, DID NOT KNOW ELIJAH McCLAIN'S NAME UNTIL A FEW WEEKS AGO >> THEY KNOW, NOW THE GOVERNOR SAYS THERE IS NO TIMETABLE FOR THE STATE ATTORNEY >>> KANYE WEST HAS DROPPED A NEW SONG AND VIDEO TITLED "WASH US IN THE BLOOD" WHICH FEATURES TRAVIS SCOTT AND WAS MIXED BY DR DRE

AND THE MOMENTS LEADING UP TO AHMAUD ARBERY'S MURDER THE NEW TRACK IS SET TO BE FEATURED ON WEST'S ALBUM >> BILLY PORTER CONTINUES TO BREAK DOWN BARRIERS IN HOLLYWOOD THE 50-YEAR-OLD ENDED LGBTQ PRIDE MONTH ON A HIGH NOTE MAKING HISTORY AS THE FIRST GAY MAN TO GRACE THE COVER OF ESSENCE MAGAZINE THE COVER WAS RELEASED DIGITALLY ON TUESDAY AND IT SHOWS THE BROADWAY ICON DRESSED IN A CUSTOM AFRICAN-AMERICAN FLAG-INSPIRED GOWN FLANKED BY THE COAT ACTIVISM IS IN MY DNA >> DWAYNE WADE IS SHOWING HIS SUPPORT FOR THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY THE THREE-TIME CHAMPION TOOK TO SOCIAL MEDIA TO CELEBRATE THE END OF PRIDE MONTH ACCOMPANIED WITH THE HASHTAG WE SUPPORT EACH OTHER WITH PRIDE

HE ALSO REVEALED CUSTOM SNEAKERS IN SUPPORT OF HIS TRANSGENDER DAUGHTER >> NOW, A TRIBUTE TO A MASTER OF COMEDY CARL REINER, AN ICONIC FUNNY MAN, TV PIONEER, AND FATHER OF ROB REINER, HAS DIED AT THE AGE OF 98 THIS MORNING, HE'S BEING REMEMBERED BY OTHER CELEBRITIES NBC'S JOE FRYER TAKES A LOOK BACK AT THE LIFETIME OF LAUGHS >> IT'S EASY TO RECOGNIZE CARL REINER'S FACE

>> ALWAYS SAID THAT I LIKE YOU SO MUCH BETTER WITHOUT YOUR — >> IT'S HAIR HAIR >> BUT HE'S EQUALLY KNOWN FOR HIS MIND, AS A WRITER AND DIRECTOR BORN IN THE BRONX, REINER'S BIG BREAK CAME IN THE '50s, PERFORMING ON SAID CAESAR'S "YOU SHOW OF SHOWS FROM THERE, HE TEAMED UP WITH COMEDY LEGEND MEL BROOKS REINER WAS A PROLIFIC WRITER CREATING ONE OF THE MOST BELOVED SITCOMS OF ALL TIME THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW HE IS ALSO AN ACCOMPLISHED DIRECTOR WHEN ASKED HOW HE WOULD LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED, CARL REINER'S ANSWER WAS A LOT LIKE HIS LIFE HUMBLE, YET FUNNY >> HE WAS HERE AND HE DI >>> HI, EVERYONE IT'S HOT AND STEAMY ACROSS THE CENTRAL US

ACTUAL TEMPERATURES, THEY'R >>> AS MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PREPARES TO BEGIN ITS SHORTENED 60-GAME SEASON TOWARD THE END OF THE MONTH, FOUR PLAYERS HAVE ANNOUNCED THEY WILL NOT TAKE THE FIELD BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS NBC'S TOM COSTELLO HAS DETAILS >> Reporter: AS MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PREPARES TO RETURN TO THE DIAMOND, MULTIPLE PLAYERS ARE ANNOUNCING THEY WILL NOT PLAY BALL RYAN ZIMMERMAN AND JOE ROSS OF THE DEFENDING WORLD SERIES CHAMPION WASHINGTON NATIONALS AND DESMOND OF THE COLORADO ROCKIES AND ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS PITCHER MIKE LEAK OPTING OUT OF THE 2020 SEASON SAYING IN A STATEMENT WHILE HE'D LOVE TO COMPETE, AFTER A GREAT DEAL OF THOUGHT ANDGIVEN MY FAMILY'S CIRCUMSTANCES, THREE YOUNG CHILDREN, INCLUDING A NEWBORN AND A MOTHER AT HIGH RISK, I HAVE DECIDED NOT TO PARTICIPATE ZIMMERMAN, WHO HAS A THREE WEEK OLD BABY AND A MOM WHO SUFFERS FROM MS SAID HE WOULD LIKELY NOT BE ABLE TO SEE EITHER ONE UNTIL THE SEASON WAS OVER AND THAT'S NOT SOMETHING HE'S WILLING TO DO

THE NATIONALS STANDING BY THEIR PLAYERS WRITING THAT WHILE ZIMMERMAN AND ROSS FOCUS ON THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THEMSELVES AND THEIR LOVED ONES, THE TEAM IS 100% SUPPORTIVE OF THEIR DECISION TO NOT PLAY THIS YEAR >> DESMOND, TAKING TO INSTAGRAM WRITING IN PART, WITH A PREGNANT WIFE AND FOUR YOUNG CHILDREN WHO HAVE LOTS OF QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE WORLD, HOME IS WHETHER RE I NEED TO BEH NOW >> LEAK'S AGENT SAYS THE FAMILY TOOK COUNTLESS FACTORS INTO CONSIDERATION, MANY OF WHICH ARE PERSONAL >> THIS IS A REMINDER THAT BASEBALL PLAYERS ARE HUMAN, TOO

>> THAT WILL TIE THE GAME >> THE NATIONALS FIRST-EVER DRAFT PICK BACK IN 2005, ZIMMERMAN HAS BEEN THE FACE OF THE FRANCHISE LAST YEAR, ZIMMERMAN HIT THE FIRST WORLD SERIES HOME RUN IN NATIONALS HISTORY >> BANG, ZOOM GOES THE Z MAN >> THEIR DECISION TO SIT OUT COMES ON THE HEELS OF A LENGTHY BATTLE THAT THREATENED TO WIPE OUT THE BASEBALL SEASON ALTOGETHER

>> IT'S JUST A DISASTER FOR OUR GAME ABSOLUTELY, NO QUESTION ABOUT IT >> BUT LAST WEEK, THE LEAGUE'S PLAYERS AND OWNERS SIGNED OFF ON A SHORTENED, 60-GAME SLATE AND AS TEAMS REPORT TO TRAINING CAMPS THIS WEEK, CLUBS ARE NOW FACING A NEW CHALLENGE THAT SOME EXPERTS SAY COULD BE A SIGN OF THINGS TO COME >> THERE ARE DEFINITELY A NUMBER OF PLAYERS WHO ARE OPENLY CONSIDERING WHETHER OR NOT TO OPT OUT AND JUST WEIGHING JUST AN INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT CHOICE BETWEEN PLAYING AND DOING WHAT'S RIGHT FOR THEMSELVES OR THEIR FAMILY >> OUR THANKS TO TOM FOR THAT REPORT THERE'S ALSO A HANDFUL OF NBA PLAYERS WHO HAVE OPTED OUT OF PLAYING FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON, TOO CAN'T BLAME 'EM >> YEAH

YOU CAN IMAGINE THE DEBATE AND DECISION-MAKING IN THAT PROCESS GOT TO BE SO, SO TOUGH FOR THEM >> YEAH FAMILIES ARE INVOLVED THANKS FOR WATCHING, I'M PHILLIP MENA

>> AND I'M FRANCES RIVERA CHECK OUT NIGHT TWO OF THE SPECTACULAR MACY'S FIREWORKS, HERE, IN NEW YORK CITY VIRUS EACH DAY THE DIRE PREDICTION FROM DR ANTHONY FAUCI IF CURRENT TRENDS DO NOT TURN AROUND QUICKLY >> THE BATTLE OVER MASKS DR FAUCI AND OTHER TOP HEALTH OFFICIALS, PLEADING WITH AMERICANS TO PUT ONE ON >>> AND THE NEW STUDY, WHICH FACE COVERINGS PROTECT YOU AND OTHERS THE BEST? >> JOE BIDEN, ESCALATING ATTACKS

HIS FIRST NEWS CONFERENCE IN THREE MONTHS BIDEN ACCUSING PRESIDENT TRUMP OFFAILING TO PROTECT FRONT LINERS AND THE AMERICAN PUBLIC >> AND GOING AIRBORNE A CAR BLOW THROUGH A STOP SIGN, AND FLIES RIGHT INTO A MIAMI CAR DEALERSHIP, AS THE PASSENGER APPEARS TO FLEE HERE COMES JULY "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNING

I'M PHILLIP MENA >> GLAD YOU'RE WITH US TO START THE DAY I'M FRANCES RIVERA THE COUNTRY IS SHIFTING GEARS AND HITTING REVERSE AS INFECTION RATES REACH RECORD HIGHS STATES ARE REINSTITUTING RESTRICTIONS NOW CASE COUNTS HAVE SOUTH AND WEST YESTERDAY, ALONE, THE COUNTRY HAD MORE THAN 47,000 NEW CASES THE MOST OF ANY DAY OF THE PANDEMIC AMERICA'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE DOCTOR, ANTHONY FAUCI, HAS CALLED THE NUMBERS DISTURBING THERE ARE NOW OVER 26 MILLION AMERICANS INFECTED >>> THE NEW YORK REGION IS TRYING TO PROTECT PROGRESS THAT'S BEEN MADE TO STOP THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS IN THE NORTHEAST

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS ARE EXPANDING NOW, ANYONE TRAVELING TO THE TRI-STATE AREA FROM 16 STATES, INCLUDING TEXAS, FLORIDA, AND CALIFORNIA, WILL BE ORDERED TO SELF-QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS >> MEANWHILE, ACROSS THE POND, THE EU HAS OPENED ITS BORDERS TO 14 COUNTRIES TRAVELERS FROM THE US, RUSSIA, BRAZIL, AND TURKEY, HAVE BEEN BARRED BECAUSE OF HIGH CORONAVIRUS NUMBERS

THEY WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THE SITUATION IMPROVES BEFORE BEING ALLOWED IN >> THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE HAS ISSUED A WARNING ABOUT FRAUDULENT CARDS BEING SHARED ON SOCIAL MEDIA THAT CLAIM PEOPLE ARE EXEMPT FROM WEARING MASKS THE DOJ SAYS THEY HAVE NOT ISSUED OR ENDORSED ANY CARDS LIKE THIS ADDING THAT THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT WEBSITE, ADAGOV, HAS MORE INFORMATION

>> AND THOUSANDS OF CHEZECHS CELEBRATED THE EASING OF CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS WITH A FEAST ON THE BRIDGE COVERED WITH TRADITIONAL CZECH DISHES >> HOSPITALS IN HOTSPOTS ARE BEING PUT TO THE TEST IN CALIFORNIA, INFECTIONS ACROSS THE STATE SOARED TO ROUGHLY 230,000 NEARLY HALF OF THEM, IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY IN FLORIDA, NEARLY 15,000 HAVE ALREADY BEEN HOSPITALIZED AS THE SUNSHINE STATE GRAPPLES WITH OVER 152,000 CASES OFFICIALS WARN NUMBERS COULD MULTIPLY IF AMERICANS OF ALL AGES DON'T TAKE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY TO CONTROL THE SPREAD HERE'S WENDY WOLFOLK

>> AS COVID-19 INFECTIONS SPIKE ACROSS THE COUNTRY, A STARK WARNING FOR ALL AMERICANS >> WE ARE NOW HAVING 40-PLUS THOUSAND NEW CASES A DAY I WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED IF WE GO UP TO 100,000 A DAY, IF THIS DOES NOT TURN AROUND >> 26 STATES ARE ALREADY SEEING A RISE IN CASES WITH 11 LOOKING AT A SHARP JUMP OF 100% OR MORE, OVER THE LAST 14 DAYS PROMPTING ARIZONA'S GOVERNOR TO CLOSE BARS, GYMS, AND POOLS, FOR A MINIMUM OF 30 DAYS >> WE CAN'T BE UNDER ANY ILLUSION THAT THIS VIRUS IS GOING TO GO AWAY ON ITS OWN

OUR EXPECTATION IS THAT, NEXT WEEK, OUR NUMBERS WILL BE WORSE >> SMALL BUSINESSES RUN OUR COUNTRY! >> IN TEXAS, SOME BAR EMPLOYEES ARE PUSHING BACK ON THE GOVERNOR'S PAUSE OF THE REOPENING PLAN NEW JERSEY'S GOVERNOR, DEFENDING HIS DECISION TO DELAY THE REOPENING OF INDOOR DINING IN HIS STATE AND NOW, ALONG WITHNEW YORK AN CONNECTICUT, EXPANDING THE 14-DAY QUARANTINE RULE, TO INCLUDE ALL TRAVELERS FROM NOW 16 OF THE STATES SEEING SURGES >> IF YOU ARE COMING TO NEW JERSEY FROM ONE OF THESE STATES, WE URGE YOUR COMPLIANCE >> THAT, ON THE SAME DAY THE EUROPEAN UNION REOPENED ITS BORDERS TO 14 COUNTRIES, BUT NOT TO THE U

S WHILE HOURS-LONG TESTING LINES ARE STILL FORMING FROM COAST TO COAST, STILL, A LONG WAIT AHEAD TO BEAT THIS DISEASE WENDY WOLFOLK, NBC NEWS >> MEANTIME, COVID-19 MASK BATTLE CONTINUES DESPITE HEALTH OFFICIALS' STRONG PLEAS FOR WEARING THEM THERE IS STILL NO UNIFIED NATIONAL POLICY SOME LOCAL GOVERNMENTS ARE JUST NOW MANDATING MASKS, WHILE OTHERS ARE NOT AND NOW, THERE IS NEW RESEARCH THAT SUGGESTS PROPERLY WEARING MASKS DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE HERE IS NBC'S SAM BROCK >> FRANCES, GOOD MORNING WEARING MASKS IN PUBLIC CONTINUES TO BE A FLASH POINT FOR MANY STATES STRUGGLING WITH RISING CASES OF CORONAVIRUS AS MORE GOVERNORS AND MAYORS, LIKE HERE, IN MIAMI BEACH, REQUIRE THEM IT'S ALSO BECOMING EQUALLY APPARENT MANY PEOPLE ARE NOT ON BOARD WITH THE NEW RULES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, HEATED SCENES PLAYING OUT A MAN PHYSICALLY SHOVING HIS WAY INTO A STORE, WITHOUT A MASK >> I HAVE A BREATHING PROBLEM

>> AND PUBLIC SHAMING AFTER THIS CUSTOMER REFUSED TO WEAR ONE >> WE HAVE A RIGHT IN AMERICA NOT TO WEAR A [ BLEEP ] >> BUT DESPITE SOME PUSHBACK, PUBLIC OFFICIALS ARE INCREASINGLY TURNING TO MASKS TO STEM THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS IN SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, THE MAYOR MANDATING MASKS IN ALL ESTABLISHMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CHURCHES >> FRANKLY AND HONESTLY, I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE ANY OTHER CHOICE >> JACKSONVILLE'S MAYOR REQUIRING FACE COVERINGS IN AND OUTSIDE OF BUILDINGS FLORIDA HAS REPORTED NEARLY 30,000 CASES, IN FOUR DAYS GOVERNOR RON DeSANTIS, THOUGH, SAYS HE WON'T ISSUE A STATEWIDE ORDER HE WILL LEAVE IT UP TO CITIES, INSTEAD

>> WE'VE LEFT IT TO THE LOCALS TO MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT WHETHER THEY WANT TO USE COERCIVE MEASURES OR IMPOSE ANY TYPE OF CRIMINAL PENALTIES >> CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR WILL ENFORCE PENALTIES >> WE'LL BE DOING MORE TO FOCUS ON ENFORCEMENT IN THIS STATE >> ON MIAMI BEACH, WHERE A MASK REQUIREMENT KICKED IN, WE FOUND MOST PEOPLE SUPPORTIVE >> WE ALL GOT FAMILY AT HOME WE DON'T WANT TO TAKE THIS VIRUS BACK AND IT SPREAD >> A NEW STUDY FINDS WEARING SURGICAL MASKS OR WELL-FITTED HOMEMADE MASKS WITH MULTIPLE LAYERS OF FABRICS IS MOST EFFECTIVE IN STOPPING THE VIRUS'S TRANSMISSION WHILE, BANDANAS AND LOOSE-FITTING OPTIONS DO LITTLE

>> THOSE MASKS, EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE NOT 100% EFFECTIVE, CAN GO A LONG WAYS TOWARD MAKING SURE THE VIRUS DOESN'T SPREAD AND YOU DON'T CATCH IT >> AND THE C DODC REC MEOMMENDSU ARE IN PUBLIC AND AROUND PEOPLE, YOU SHOULD ALWAYS BE WEARING A MASK, EXCEPT FOR KIDS UNDER THE AGE OF 2 AND ANYONE WHO HAS TROUBLE BREATHING FRANCES, BACK TO YOU >> A GROWING MAELSTROM ON CAPITOL HILL THIS MORNING OVER ALLEGATIONS THAT RUSSIA PUT A BOUNTY ON AMERICAN SOLDIERS OVER NIGHT, "THE NEW YORK TIMES" REPORTED AMERICAN OFFICIALS INTERCEPTED FINANCIAL TRANSFERS FROM A BANK ACCOUNT CONTROLLED BY THE RUSSIAN MILITARY, TO ONE LINKED TO THE TALIBAN

NBC CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT ALICE BARR JOINING US WITH MORE ALICE, SOME LAWMAKERS ARE PUSHING FOR REPERCUSSIONS >> YEAH, PHILLIP WE ARE HEARING THOSE CALLS GROWING LOUDER THERE IS A BIT OF A DIVIDE BECAUSE THERE ARE SOME FOLKS OUT THERE WHO SAY WE NEED TO ACT RIGHT NOW, TO HOLD RUSSIA ACCOUNTABLE AND THEN, OTHER CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS SAYING THIS INTELLIGENCE STILL NEEDS TO BE VETTED OUT A LITTLE BIT MORE THAT WE NEED TO SEE THIS THROUGH

ONE AREA WHERE THERE SEEMS TO BE SOME BIPARTISAN AGREEMENT IS THAT THE IDEA OF RUSSIA GETTING BACK INTO THE G7 OR G8 GROUP OF NATIONS SHOULD BE PUT ON HOLD THAT'S SOMETHING THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN PUSHING FOR IN THE PAST BUT THAT, THIS, AMONG OTHER ACTS OF AGGRESSION BY RUSSIA, SHOULD TAKE THAT OFF THE TABLE, AT LEAST FOR NOW SO WE, ALSO, WANT TO TELL YOU THAT NBC NEWS HAS CONFIRMED THAT THIS INTELLIGENCE CAME TO TOP WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS,AS EARLY AS 2019 THIS IDEA THAT RUSSIA WAS OFFERING MONEY TO THE TALIBAN, TO KILL US

SOLDIERS IN AFGHANISTAN NOW, WE HAVE — WE HAVE HEARD FROM FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN ON THIS TOPIC BASICALLY, SAYING THAT THIS WOULD BE A DERELICTION OF DUTY BY PRESIDENT TRUMP, IF HE WAS INFORMED OF THIS AS FAR BACK AS 2019 AND DIDN'T ACT ON IT THAT'S SOMETHING THAT THE WHITE HOUSE STRONGLY DENIES INSISTING THAT THE INTELLIGENCE WAS STILL IN DISPUTE, SO THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAD NOT BEEN BRIEFED UNTIL RECENTLY LET'S LET YOU HEAR DIRECTLY FROM THE DEMOCRATIC RIVAL, JOE BIDEN, AND ALSO, FROM THE WHITE HOUSE SPOKESPERSON >> THE PRESIDENTIAL DAILY BRIEF IS SOMETHING I READ EVERY SINGLE DAY, AS VICE PRESIDENT THE PRESIDENT READ IT EVERY DAY

I WAS BRIEFED EVERY MORNING, BEFORE I GOT TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND THEN, AGAIN SO THE IDEA THAT, SOMEHOW, HE DIDN'T KNOW OR ISN'T BEING BRIEFED IT IS A DERELICTION OF DUTY, IF THAT'S THE CASE >> THE PRESIDENT DOES READ AND HE, ALSO, CONSUMES INTELLIGENCE VERBALLY THIS PRESIDENT, I'LL TELL YOU, IS THE MOST INFORMED PERSON ON PLANET EARTH WHEN IT COMES TO THE THREATS THAT WE FACE >> NOW, U

S INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS ARE TRYING TO DETERMINE IF ANY AMERICANS MAY HAVE BEEN KILLED BECAUSE OF THIS RUSSIAN-BOUNTY PLOT AND THEY ARE FOCUSED ON A CAR BOMBING IN AFGHANISTAN BACK IN 2019 THAT KILLED THREE MARINES THAT IS ACCORDING TO MULTIPLE REPORTS THOUGH, NBC NEWS HAS NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFIED THAT WE'LL SEND IT BACK TO YOU, PHILLIP AND FRANCES

>> GOOD TO SEE YOU THANK YOU >> A JUDGE IN ATLANTA HAS RULED THAT GARRETT ROLFE, THE FORMER POLICE OFFICER WHO SHOT AND KILLED RAYSHARD BROOKS, CAN BE FREED ON A $500,000 BOND, WHILE HE IS — WHILE HIS FELONY MURDER CASE IS PENDING THE JUDGE SAYS ROLFE MUST WEAR AN ANKLE MONITOR, FOLLOW A CURFEW, AND SURRENDER HIS PASSPORT AND MAINTAIN NO POSSESSION OF FIREARMS ROLFE'S ATTORNEY ARGUES THE SHOOTING WAS JUSTIFIED BECAUSE HE WAS DEFENDING THE SAFETY OF OTHERS IN THE AREA >>> LET'S TURN NOW TO ANOTHER CASE WE'RE FOLLOWING IN COLORADO THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE DEATH OF ELIJAH McCLAIN MULTIPLE POLICE OFFICERS HAVE BEEN PLACED ON LEAVE AFTER A REPORT ABOUT INAPPROPRIATE PHOTOS WE'RE JOINED NOW BY NBC'S GABE GUTIERREZ GABE, GOOD MORNING >> PHILLIP, NATIONAL ATTENTION FOR THIS CASE SPIKED DRAMATICALLY IN THE WEEKS FOLLOWING GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH IN MINNEAPOLIS THE ELIJAH McCLAIN FAMILY IS FURIOUS IT TOOK THIS LONG

AND NOW, THERE IS NEW CONTROVERSY AS PROTESTS MOUNT IN COLORADO OVER THE DEATH OF ELIJAH McCLAIN, THE AURORA POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS NOW PLACED MULTIPLE OFFICERS ON PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE, AFTER IT SAYS ANOTHER OFFICER REPORTED THAT THEY TOOK POTENTIALLY INAPPROPRIATE PICTURES NEAR THE SITE OF McCLAIN'S FATAL ENCOUNTER WITH POLICE >> YOU KNOW, JUST WHEN YOU THINK AURORA POLICE CAN'T GET ANY WORSE, THEY FIND A NEW LOW >> THE PICTURES IN QUESTION HERE HAVE NOT BEEN PUBLICLY RELEASED AS THE DEPARTMENT SAYS IT IS REVIEWING AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION NO COMMENT FROM THE POLICE UNION

OFFICERS STOPPED McCLAIN LAST AUGUST AFTER A 911 CALLER REPORTED A SKETCHY LOOKING MAN WITH A MASK McCLAIN'S FAMILY SAYS HE HAD BEEN WALKING HOME AND THAT HE SOMETIMES WORE A SKI MASK TO KEEP WARM, BECAUSE HE WAS ANEMIC AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION FOUND THE OFFICERS FOLLOWED POLICIES THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY DECLINED TO CHARGE THEM BUT LAST WEEK, COLORADO'S GOVERNOR APPOINTED THE STATE'S ATTORNEY GENERAL AS A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR >> WHY WASN'T A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR APPOINTED SOONER? >> WE HAVE A SYSTEM OF LOCAL CONTROL IN OUR STATE SO IT AUTOMATICALLY GOES TO THE DA THE DA TOOK A LOOK AT IT >> YOU DISAGREE WITH WHAT THE DA FOUND >> WELL, I LACK CONFIDENCE IN WHAT THE DA FOUND

>> THIS IS ALL RELATED TO SYSTEMIC AND INSTITUTIONAL RACISM >> APRIL ALEXANDER IS A PROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER AND A LOCAL ORGANIZER OF BLACK LIVES MATTER >> PEOPLE ARE REALIZING THIS IS HAPPENING IN MY COMMUNITY AND THEY'RE WONDERING, WHAT STORIES DIDN'T GET TOLD? IT'S WORRISOME THAT PEOPLE IN THE DENVER METRO AREA, PEOPLE IN COLORADO, DID NOT KNOW ELIJAH McCLAIN'S NAME, UNTIL A FEW WEEKS AGO >> THEY KNOW, NOW

THE GOVERNOR SAYS THERE IS NO TIMETABLE FOR THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REVIEW OF THIS CASE BUT HE SAYS IT COULD TAKE MONTHS PHILLIP >> ALL RIGHT, GABE, THANK YOU >> LET'S GET A CHECK OF YOUR JULY 1st WEATHER WITH NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB HEY, JANESSA, GOOD MORNING >> HEY, GOOD MORNING, YOU TWO

GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE HAVE A QUICK-MOVING STORM SYSTEM THAT'S GOING TO CAUSE SOME STORMY CONDITIONS FOR THE SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST TODAY ALL DUE TO THAT STEAMY AIR THE BIG CONCERN WILL BE THAT FLASH FLOODING FOR 5 MILLION PEOPLE ACROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT THE DAY AHEAD DALLAS, TODAY, 98 DEGREES BUT HEAT INDEX, ABOVE 105 102 FOR LUBBOCK INTO OKLAHOMA CITY AND WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO SEE MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST CONCERNS ACROSS TEXAS, WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT COMING UP

>> JANESSA, THANK YOU >> IN TODAY'S QUICK HITS, ACTOR WILL PLAY BOXER JACK JOHNSON THE SIX-PART HBO SERIES TITLED "UNRULY" WILL FOLLOW THE FIRST-EVER BOXING CHAMPION'S RISE TO GREATNESS >> PUSHED BY TWO BUFFALO POLICE OFFICERS, IN EARLY JUNE, HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL AFTER FOUR WEEKS OF TREATMENT HE WILL CONTINUE HIS RECOVERY AT AN UNDISCLOSED LOCATION TO ENSURE HIS PRIVACY >> AMY McGRATH HAS WON DEMOCRATIC A MAJOR BLOW TO ONE OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S MOST HARDLINE IMMIGRATION POLICIES LAST NIGHT, A FEDERAL JUDGE OVERTURNED THE ADMINISTRATION'S RULE REQUIRING IMMIGRANTS TO, FIRST, SEEK ASYLUM IN ANOTHER COUNTRY IF THEY PASS THROUGH IT ON THE WAY OF TO THE U

S IT ESSENTIALLY FORCED CARAVANS TO ASK FOR ASYLUM IN MEXICO, BEFORE THE US THE JUDGE SAID THE RULE IS UNLAWFUL, FOR SEVERAL REASONS CALLING IT ARBITRARY AND CAPRICIOUS

>> IN A RARE NEWS CONFERENCE TUESDAY, FROM FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, A MAJOR ESCALATION IN ATTACKS AGAINST PRESIDENT TRUMP'S LEADERSHIP ON THE COVID PANDEMIC NBC'S ANDREA MITCHELL HAS THE STORY >> JOE BIDEN SLAMMING PRESIDENT TRUMP'S HANDLING OF THE PANDEMIC ACCUSING HIM OF FAILING TO PROTECT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND FRONTLINE WORKERS FROM THE VIRUS >> THEY DON'T MAKE THESE SACRI SACRIFICES SO YOU CAN IGNORE THE SCIENCE AND TURN RESPONSIBLE STEPS, LIKE WEARING MASKS, INTO A POLITICAL STATEMENT FIX THE SHORTAGE OF PPE FOR OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS, BEFORE YOU TEE OFF ANOTHER ROUND OF GOLF >> AND, AFTER THE PRESIDENT SAID THIS

>> I'M A WARTIME PRESIDENT THIS IS A WAR >> SEEMS LIKE OUR WARTIME PRESIDENT HAS SURRENDERED >> BIDEN, ALSO, SAYING IF HE IS ELECTED, HIS FIRST CALL WOULD BE TO DR FAUCI >> I WOULD IMMEDIATELY REACH OUT TO DR

ANTHONY FAUCI, TO ASK HIM TO CONTINUE HIS INCREDIBLE SERVICE TO THE COUNTRY >> IN HIS FIRST NEWS CONFERENCE IN THREE MONTHS, BIDEN HAS ALSO SAID HE'S NOT BEEN TESTED FOR COVID BECAUSE HE HAS NO SYMPTOMS BUT WHEN ASKED BY FOX NEWS IF HE'S BEEN TESTED FOR COGNITIVE DECLINE >> I'VE BEEN TESTING I'M CONSTANTLY TESTING LOOK ALL YOU GOT TO DO IS WATCH ME AND I CAN HARDLY WAIT TO COMPARE MY COGNITIVE CAPABILITY TO THE COGNITIVE CAPABILITY OF THE MAN I'M RUNNING AGAINST >> BIDEN SAID HE WILL ANNOUNCE HIS RUNNING MATE NEXT MONTH, A FEW WEEKS BEFORE HE IS NOMINATED IN MILWAUKEE THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION WILL BE LARGELY VIRTUAL, UNLIKE THE PRESIDENT, BIDEN IS NOT HOLD >>> ONE PERSON WAS LEFT INJURED AFTER A CAR SLAMMED INTO A MIAMI CAR DEALERSHIP WATCH THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO

SHOWS THAT VEHICLE CLEARLY RUNNING A STOP SIGN, BEFORE GOING AIRBORNE AND CRASHING RIGHT THROUGH THE FENCE THE DRIVER WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH NONLIFE THREATENING INJURIES BUT YOU SAW THAT PERSON WALKING AROUND, POSSIBLY A PASSENGER THEY WERE SEEN RIGHT AFTER THE CRASH, APPEARING TO WALK AROUND AND THEN JUST JUMPING RIGHT OVER THE FENCE >> TRIBUTES HAVE BEEN POURING IN FOR KA CARL REINER CARL REINER DIED OF NATURAL CAUSES AT HIS HOME IN BEVERLY HILLS MONDAY AT THE AGE OF 98 NBC'S JOE FRYER TAKES A LOOK BACK AT A LIFETIME OF LAUGHS

>> IT'S EASY TO RECOGNIZE CARL REINER'S FACE >> ALWAYS SAID THAT I LIKE YOU SO MUCH BETTER WITHOUT YOUR — >> IT'S HAIR HAIR >> BUT HE'S EQUALLY KNOWN FOR HIS MIND, AS A WRITER AND DIRECTOR BORN IN THE BRONX, REINER'S BIG BREAK CAME IN THE '50s PERFORMING ON SID CAESAR'S "YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS FROM THERE, HE TEAMED UP WITH COMEDY LEGEND MEL BROOKS >> THAT HURTS, THOUGH >> REINER WAS A PROLIFIC WRITER CREATING ONE OF THE MOST BELOVED SITCOMS OF ALL TIME THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW >> HE IS MY MENTOR AND MY IDOL

>> HE WAS ALSO AN ACCOMPLISHED DIRECTOR >> I'M SOMEBODY NOW! >> WHEN ASKED HOW HE'D LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED, CARL REINER'S ANSWERER WAS A LOT LIKE HIS LIFE HUMBLE, YET FUNNY >> HE WAS HERE AND H >>> HI, EVERYONE WELCOME TO JULY AND YOU'RE REALLY GOING TO FEEL THE HEAT IT'S BUILDING FROM THE CENTRAL US, TO THE DEEP SOUTH TODAY

WE'RE GOING TO SEE THE — EVEN INTO THE SOUTHEAST, WHERE 19 MILLION CURRENTLY, WHERE HEAT >>> IN TODAY'S NEWS BY THE NUMBERS, A THREE-PIECE ARTWORK SOLD FOR OVER $84 MILLION AT AUCTION THE PIECE WAS ONE OF 28 CREATED BY BRITISH ARTIST FRANCES BACON BETWEEN 1962 AND 1991 >> SOCCER STAR MESSI NETTED HIS 700th CAREER GOAL THERE LESS THAN A WEEK AFTER HIS 33rd BIRTHDAY M >> NETFLIX IS INVESTING $100 MILLION IN BLACK-OWNED BANKS >> JUST TWO DAYS AFTER MISSISSIPPI LAWMAKERS VOTED TO REMOVE THE CONFEDERATE BATTLE EMBLEM FROM THE STATE FLAG, IT HAS NOW BECOME LAW THE SYMBOL THAT HAS FLOWN FOR MORE THAN 120 YEARS, WILL NOW BE CHANGED AFTER GOVERNOR TATE REEVES SIGNED THAT MEASURE INTO LAW ON TUESDAY THE BILL CALLS FOR A FLAG REDESIGN THAT KEEPS THE SLOGAN, IN GOD WE TRUST THE REDESIGN WILL BE VOTED ON IN NOVEMBER THE MOVE COMES AMID THE ONGOING FIGHT FOR JUSTICE FOR BLACK LIVES, ACROSS THE COUNTRY

>> A NEW DEVELOPMENT IN THE SEXUAL MISCONDUCT SUIT AGAINST HARVEY WEINSTEIN NINE WOMEN WHO SUED THE CONVICTED RAPIST REACHED A $19 MILLION SETTLEMENT THE SUIT FILED IN 2017 ALLEGED THAT WEINSTEIN WAS A SERIAL SEXUAL HARASSER AND ABUSER UNDER THE PLAN, A VICTIMS' COMPENSATION FUND WOULD BE CREATED AND SURVIVORS WOULD BE FREE TO TELL THEIR STORIES WITHOUT FEAR OF RETRIBUTION THE SETTLEMENT STILL NEEDS COURT APPROVAL >> DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, THE ICONIC STONEWALL INN IN NEW YORK, A CORNERSTONE OF LGBTQ HISTORY WAS ON THE BRINK OF CLOSING DOWN FORTUNATELY, SUPPORTERS JOINED FORCES ONCE AGAIN THE GILL FOUNDATION SWOOPED IN AND PLEDGED $250,000 TO SAVE THAT SITE THIS COMES AFTER THE STONEWALL INN STARTED A GO FUND ME TO SAVE THEIR BUSINESS THEY WERE HOPING TO RAISE $300,000 BUT THANKS TO THE FOUNDATION AND SEVERAL THOUSAND OTHER PEOPLE, THEY FAR EXCEEDED THAT GOAL

>> STYLE ICON AND ACTOR BILLY PORTER HAS MADE HISTORY, YET AGAIN THE 50-YEAR-OLD HAS BECOME THE FIRST GAY MAN TO GRACE THE COVER OF "ESSENCE" MAGAZINE RELEASED DIGITALLY ON TUESDAY AND SHOWS THE BROADWAY ICON DRESSED IN A CUSTOM AFRICAN-AMERICAN FLAG-INSPIRED GOWN FLANKED BY THE QUOTE, ACTIVISM IS IN MY DNA PORTER BECAME THE FIRST BLACK, GAY MAN TO WIN AN EMMY FOR HIS ACTING AND THE FIRST MALE-IDENTIFIED COVER STAR OF ALLURE MAGAZINE BACK IN JANUARY SO ALL THESE MILESTONES

GOT HIM RIGHT THERE ON THE COVER >> REMEMBER THE FIRST TIME I HEARD AT THE MET GALA SEEMS TO BE A TRUE TEN PEOPLE WHO WILL BE TESTED HERE TODAY WILL TEST POSITIVE >> I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO TELL YOU AND THE AMERICAN PUBLIC THAT I'M VERY CONCERNED BECAUSE IT COULD GET VERY BAD >> Reporter: A DIRE WARNING FROM THE NATION'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT DR

ANTHONY FAUCI TESTIFYING TUESDAY ON CAPITOL HILL >> WE ARE NOW HAVING 40,000-PLUS NEW CASES A DAY I WOULD NOT BE SURPRISE FIRE DEPARTMENT WE GO UP TO 100,000 A DAY IF THIS DOES NOT TURN AROUND >> Reporter: VICE PRESIDENT PENCE NOW URGING AMERICANS TO WEAR MASKS >> WE KNOW HOW TO SLOW THE SPREAD

WEAR A MASK WHENEVER YOUR STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES SAY IT'S APPROPRIATE >> Reporter: NATIONWIDE COVID CASES SOARING 28 STATES SEEING AN INCREASE IN THE LAST 14 DAYS 45,000 NEW CASES NATIONWIDE TUESDAY ON TUESDAY FLORIDA HAD ITS FOURTH HIGHEST NUMBER SINCE THE PANDEMIC STARTED

JUST OVER 6,000 NEW CASES THE AGES OF THOSE GETTING CORONAVIRUS DROPPING TOO 19-YEAR-OLD JOHN EDWARDS AMONG THE MANY YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT AFRAID ARE YOU WORRIED? >> YES, I'M WORRIED BUT AT THE SAME TIME IT'S LIKE IT SEEMS UNREAL BASICALLY >> Reporter: THE TRI-STATE AREA NO LONGER THE EPICENTER

NOW TELLING RESIDENTS FROM 16 STATES TO STAY AWAY >> NONE OF US WANT TO GO BACK THROUGH THAT HELL WE'VE WORKED TOO HARD TO GET HERE >> Reporter: STILL NEW JERSEY CAUTIOUS DELAYING INDOOR DINING AT RESTAURANTS MASSACHUSETTS AND NEW YORK NOW REQUIRING VISITORS FROM MOST STATES TO QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS

ON THE DELAWARE SHORE, THE FOURTH OF JULY WILL BE DRY BEACH BARS NOW SHUT DOWN SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN, CLOSE TO 500 HEALTH CARE WORKERS HAVE DIED 25-YEAR-OLD MOLLY DAWSON AN ICU NURSE FROM KENTUCKY AIR LIFTED TO A BIGGER HOSPITAL IN NASHVILLE DOCTORS TELL HER MOTHER SHE MAY BE ON A VENTILATOR FOR UP TO SIX WEEKS

YOUR DAUGHTER'S 25 YEARS OLD DID YOU ANTICIPATE THIS? >> NO NOT AT ALL IT'S TERRIFYING I MEAN, I DON'T WANT ANYBODY ELSE TO HAVE TO EXPERIENCE WHAT WE ARE

AND I KNOW IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN >> Reporter: JACKSONVILLE IS NOW REQUIRING MASKS INDOORS WHICH MEANS PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL HAVE TO DECIDE WHEN HE MAKES HIS ACCEPTANCE SPEECH IN AUGUST AT REGION IT'S ALSO A TROUBLING SIGN FOR THE STATE AND THE WEST AS COVID CASES SURGE AFTER ANOTHER RECORD-BREAKING DAY OF NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES IN CALIFORNIA, SOME 230,000, THE STATE HAS NOW HIT ANOTHER GRIM MILESTONE THE DEATH TOLL TOPPING 6,000

NEARLY HALF OF THOSE WHO KNOW THEY ARE INFECTED LIVE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY WHERE HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE AT RECORD NUMBERS >> I THINK WE'RE ALL KIND OF LOOKING AT THE NUMBERS WITH TREPIDATION MAYBE EVEN A LITTLE BIT OF A SENSE OF DREAD >> Reporter: IN NEARBY RIVERSIDE COUNTY, 99% OF ICUs HIT CAPACITY OVER THE WEEKEND >> IN THE ICU, WE'RE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN, BUT WE'RE NOT GETTING THERE

WE'RE NOT SAVING OUR PATIENTS LIKE WE WANT TO >> Reporter: FACING A NEW WAVE OF INFECTIONS, CALIFORNIA'S GOVERNOR IS ORDERING BEACHES, PIERS, AND BARS CLOSED BEFORE THE HOLIDAY EVEN MORE RESTRICTIONS COULD BE ORDERED TODAY WITH MANY STILL REFUSING TO WEAR MASKS OR KEEP THEIR SOCIAL DISTANCE, SIMILAR SHUTDOWNS HAVE BEEN ORDERED IN ARIZONA EVEN THE START OF IN-PERSON CLASSES HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK

DOCTOR ANTHONY FAUCI SUGGESTING POOL TESTING COULD HELP REOPEN CAMPUSES INSTEAD OF TESTING INDIVIDUALS, YOU COULD TEST A GROUP TO SEE IF SOMEONE IN THAT GROUP HAS THE VIRUS >> IF THAT TEST IS NEGATIVE, THEN YOU KNOW THOSE TEN PEOPLE ARE ALL NEGATIVE INSTEAD OF UTILIZING TEN TESTS, YOU'VE UTILIZED ONE TEST >> Reporter: IT COMES AS TEXAS HAS SEEN THE LARGEST SINGLE-DAY SPIKE SINCE THE PANDEMIC STARTED

AT LEAST 17 STATES ARE PAUSING REOPENINGS DR BRANDON BEKOWSKI NEVER LEFT THE FRONT LINES >> WE'RE NOT AT THE WORST CASE SCENARIO YET, BUT WE WILL BE >> Reporter: THIS MORNING BRACING FOR THE NEXT WAVE AS THE COVID CRISIS TAKES A NEW TOLL EVERY DAY

THE CRISIS IN CALIFORNIA AND ACROSS THE WEST IS EXPECTED TO WORSEN AS TESTING INCREASES, BUT IT'S HOSPITALIZATION NUMBERS THAT WORRY HEALTH OFFIC NOW THE INDICATION THOSE NUMBERS WILL GET BETTER ANY TIME SOON SAVANNAH? >> ALL RIGHT THANK YOU >>> LET'S TURN NOW TO NBC NEWS MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT DR JOSEPH FAIR

I'M SURE YOU WATCHED THE TESTIMONY YET DR FAUCI SAYING WE COULD HAVE 100,000 CASES VERY SOON AT THE SAME TIME YOU HAVE THE CDC DEPUTY DIRECTOR SAYING THE OTHER DAY WE'RE PAST THAT POINT WE'RE PAST THE POINT OF BEING ABLE TO CONTROL THIS HOW DO YOU SEE IT? >> WELL, I DON'T THINK THE TWO STATEMENTS ARE MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE FROM ONE ANOTHER

WHAT DR FAUCI SAID, IF WE'RE FOLLOWING THE TRAJECTORY WE'RE CURRENTLY ON AND HAVE BEEN OBSERVING THE PAST FEW WEEKS, WE COULD EASILY GET TO THAT NUMBER OR SURPASS THAT NUMBER AS FAR AS WHAT THE CDC SAID IN THEIR OWN STATEMENT ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE TO CONTROL THE VIRUS, THIS GOES BACK TO SOMETHING YOU AND I SPOKE ABOUT EARLIER ABOUT THIS VIRUS POTENTIALLY AND INCREASINGLY LOOKING LIKE IT'S BECOME BEING — ALL OF THE TRADITIONAL MEASURES WE WOULD USE TO ERADICATE IT HAVE NOT WORKED IN THE UNITED STATES IN PARTICULAR FOR A VARIOUS OF REASONS THUS WE HAVE THE NUMBERS NOW TO KIND OF MAKE IT I WON'T SAY IMPOSSIBLE TO ERADICATE IT WITH TRADITIONAL MEANS BUT DIFFICULT TO DO SO >> THAT SOUNDS RATHER HOPELESS

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? YOU JUST GIVE UP OR YOU KEEP TRYING TO DO SOCIAL DISTANCING AND THE MASK? I MEAN, I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO EVEN GO WITH THAT IS IT GIVING UP? >> NO ABSOLUTELY NOT GIVING UP YOU KNOW, I AM NOT READY TO THROW IN THE TOWEL AND THERE ARE STILL THINGS THAT WE CAN DO TO GET THROUGH THIS UNTIL WE EITHER HAVE BETTER THERAPEUTICS OR A VACCINE I'LL GO BACK TO SOMETHING WE'VE TALKED ABOUT SINCE FEBRUARY OR MARCH WHICH IS TESTING

THERE NEEDS TO BE A BREAKTHROUGH IN TESTING TO MAKE IT VERY EASY SOMETHING PREFERABLY SALIVA BASED WHERE YOU DON'T HAVE TO POKE SOMEONE SEVERAL TIMES PER DAY TEST WILLING ALLOW US TO KNOW WHERE WE NEED TO FOCUS OUR ENERGIES THE MOST IT WILL ALLOW US TO DO THAT TRACING WE NEED TO DO SO AGGRESSIVELY WE NEED TO RECRUIT A CONTACT TRACING CORE

THINK OF CENSUS TAKERS YOU DON'T NEED TO BE A DOCTOR TO DO CONTACT TRACING THE EARLIER WE START, THE QUICKER THIS WILL BE OVER IF WE DID ALL OF THOSE THINGS NOW, WE STILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO CONTROL THE VIRUS AND REDUCE IT GREATLY >> AND WHAT ABOUT MASKS? WE SAW YESTERDAY A LOT OF TOP REPUBLICANS MITCH McCONNELL, KEVIN McCARTHY, LAMAR ALEXANDER COMING OUT AND SAYING COME ON EVERYBODY JUST WEAR A MASK

WILL IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE? COULD IT REALLY STEM THE TIDE? >> YOU KNOW, I THINK WHAT CONFUSES PEOPLE THE MOST ABOUT THE MASK HAS BEEN THE CONFLICTING GUIDANCE I MYSELF EVEN GAVE SOME OF THAT GUIDANCE IN THE BEGINNING BECAUSE I WAS FOLLOWING WHAT WE KNEW FROM SARS AND THAT'S WHAT THE ORIGINAL GUIDANCE WAS BASED ON OVERWHELMINGLY SINCE THIS OUTBREAK HAS STARTED, WE HAVE SEEN THAT MASKS BOTH AID IN THE PREVENTION OF THE DISEASE AND TO A MUCH MORE LIMITED EXTENT CATCHING THE DISEASE YOURSELF SO MASKS SEEM TO BE THE KEY PUBLIC HEALTH INTERVENTION THAT WE CAN USE IN ADDITION TO SOCIAL DISTANCING, OF COURSE

BUT MASKS SEEM TO BE THE KEY INTERVENTION THAT WE CAN USE TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS FURT TWEETING MOMENTS AGO CALLING THIS WHOLE THING, QUOTE, JUST ANOTHER HOAX >> WHILE I HAVE YOU HERE, THERE ARE HEADLINES FROM JOE BIDEN'S BRIEFING ON TUESDAY HIS FIRST BRIEFING IN MONTHS HE WAS ASKED IF HE WAS TESTED FOR COGNITIVE DECLINE WHAT HAPPENED THERE? >> Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT, CRAIG

IT WAS NOTABLE WHEN JOE BIDEN WAS ASKED BY A REPORTER ABOUT WHETHER HE HAS BEEN TESTED AS YOU SAY FOR COGNITIVE DECLINE HERE'S THAT HEADLINE MAKING EXCHANGE TAKE A LOOK >> HAVE YOU BEEN TESTED FOR SOME DEGREE OF COGNITIVE DECLINE? >> I'VE BEEN TESTED I'M CONSTANTLY TESTING

LOOK ALL I GOT TO DO IS WATCH ME AND I CAN HARDLY WAIT TO COMPARE MY COGNITIVE CAPABILITY TO THE COGNITIVE CAPABILITY OF THE MAN I'M RUNNING AGAINST >> Reporter: SO THERE YOU HAVE IT NOW, BIDEN WHO IS 77 HAS COME UNDER SCRUTINY FOR AT TIMES STUMBLING OR FORGETTING FACTS ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL PRESIDENT TRUMP IS 74 YEARS OLD AND HAS BEEN ASKED ABOUT HIS PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE BLASTING THE RESPONSE HERE CALLING IT INEXCUSABLE AND WEAK

THIS MORNING PRESIDENT TRUMP IS FACING GROWING PRESSURE FROM CAPITOL HILL TO RESPOND TO MOUNTING REPORTS SUGGESTING RUSSIA OFFERED CASH BOUNTIES TO THE TALIBAN FOR KILLING US TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN WITH ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS SET TO BRIEF CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS OF BOTH PARTIES TODAY, HOUSE DEMOCRATS EXPRESSED FRUSTRATION WITH THE WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING THEY RECEIVED TUESDAY >> THE RIGHT PEOPLE TO GIVE THE BRIEFING WERE NOT IN THE ROOM

WE NEED TO HEAR FROM HEADS OF THE INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES ABOUT HOW THEY ASSESS THE ALLEGATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE PUBLIC >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT HAS INSISTED HE WAS NOT INITIALLY TOLD ABOUT THE INTELLIGENCE, BUT NBC NEWS HAS CONFIRMED WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS BECAME AWARE OF THE REPORTS AS EARLY AS 2019 THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY INSISTED THE PRESIDENT HAS NOW BEEN BRIEFED ON THE MATTER BUT WASN'T INITIALLY BECAUSE SHE SAID THERE WAS NO CONSENSUS OVER THE INTELLIGENCE AND WHEN PRESSED WHETHER HE READS HIS PRESIDENTIAL DAILY BRIEF, RESPONDED >> THE PRESIDENT DOES READ AND HE ALSO CONSUMES INTELLIGENCE VERBALLY

THIS PRESIDENT, I'LL TELL YOU, IS THE MOST INFORMED PERSON ON PLANET EARTH WHEN IT COMES TO THE THREATS THAT WE FACE >> Reporter: FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN LACING INTO THE PRESIDENT >> IF HE WAS BRIEFED AND NOTHING WAS DOWN ABOUT THIS, THAT'S A DERELICTION OF DUTY >> Reporter: AND AMONG THOSE ASKING FOR ANSWERS THIS MORNING, ERIC HENDRICKS, THE FATHER OF CORPORAL HENDRICKS WHO WAS AMONG THREE MARINES KILLED IN A CAR BOMB LAST APRIL THAT INCIDENT NOW UNDER SCRUTINY BY U

S INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS AS POTENTIALLY PART OF THE RUSSIAN BOUNTY PAYMENTS ACCORDING TO MULTIPLE REPORTS BUT NOT CONFIRMED BY NBC NEWS HENDRICKS TOLD NBC NEWS IN A TELEPHONE INTERYOU, QUOTE, IT WOULD BREAK MY HEART IF THE REPORTS WERE TRUE AND ADDED, NO ONE FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS REACH MD OUT TO HIS FAMILY

AND HE HAS YET TO HEAR FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP SINCE HIS SON DIED WHY HASN'T ANYONE CALLED ME, HENDRICKS ASKED THE LINCOLN PROJECT IS TARGETING THE PRESIDENT IN THIS NEW AD WITH AN EX-NAVY SEA

L CALLING HIM UNFIT FOR OFFICE >> MR TRUMP, YOU'RE EITHER A COWARD WHO CAN'T STAND UP TO AN EX-KGB GOON OR YOU'RE COMPLICIT WHICH IS IT? >> Reporter: NOW, AS FOR ERIC HENDRICKS, THE FATHER OF THE LATE CORPORAL ROBERT HENDRICKS, HE SAYS HE DOES NOT VOTE BUT LEANS TOWARDS PRESIDENT TRUMP AND IS HOPEFUL THERE CAN BE ANSWERS SOON

MANY REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS ARE RALLYING AROUND THE PRESIDENT STRESSING THE INTELLIGENCE WAS NOT VERIFIED EXPERTS SAY IT'S NOT UNUSUAL FOR EXPERTS TO DISAGREE ON INTELLIGENCE AS WE'VE B REINER HE WAS AN ICON ANNE THOMPSON NOW LOOKING BACK AT CARL REINER'S PROLIFIC CAREER

>> WHAT ARE YOU DOING? >> WHAT? >> WHAT ARE YOU DOING? >> I WAS JUST SITTING >> WHERE? >> RIGHT HERE >> WHERE? >> AT YOUR TABLE >> WHERE AT MY TABLE >> THIS CHAIR

>> WHO'S CHAIR? >> YOUR CHAIR >> A-HA >> Reporter: CARL REINER KNEW HOW TO MAKE PEOPLE LAUGH >> GET OUT AND GET OUT FAST >> Reporter: DICK VAN DYKE'S BOSS IN THE '60s

>> HE SAID I LIKE YOU SO MUCH BETTER WITH — >> HAIR! >> Reporter: AND GEORGE CLOONEY'S PARTNER IN CRIME IN THE "OCEANS ELEVEN" SERIES WELL INTO HIS 80s THIS MORNING CLOONEY SAYING HIS WAS A LIFE WELL LIVED AND WE'RE ALL THE BETTER FOR IT >> IF THEY STOP, THEY PUT YOU AWAY >> Reporter: YET IT WAS HIS OFF-CAMERA WORK THAT MADE REINER LEGENDARY

RECORDING THE 2,000-YEAR-OLD COMEDY ALBUMS >> I WENT WITH HER, DUMMY >> YOU EVER SEEN THIS ONE? >> Reporter: DIRECTING GEORGE BURNS' GOD CAPTURING STEVE MARTIN'S GENIUS ON FILM AND CREATING THE TV SHOW THAT REINER SAYS WAS HIS BEST WORK

REINER WON SEVEN EMMYS FOR WRITING AND PRODUCING "THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW" >> HE IS MY MENTOR AND MY IDOL >> COMEDY IS ALWAYS ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING IN YOUR LIFE AND THE WORLD AND WE ARE THE SAME >> Reporter: ACTIVE AND ENGAGED ON SOCIAL MEDIA TO THE END, JUST LAST WEEK HE MUSED ABOUT HIS LEGACY IN DISPATCHES FROM QUARANTINE >> THE ONLY THING THAT REALLY MATTERS IN LIFE

>> Reporter: MARRIED TO HIS WIFE ESTELLE FOR YEARS THE ACTOR AND DIRECTOR TWEETING MY HEART IS HURTING HE WAS MY GUIDING LIGHT A LIGHT LIT BY LAUGHTER >> THERE'S NOTHING BETTER THAN GETTING A LAUGH

>> Reporter: AND CARL REINER GAVE US SO MANY ANNE THOMPSON, NBC NEWS >> YOU KNOW, AL DOES THESE STORIES FROM TIME TO TIME WITH MONEY AS WELL FROM THE NEARLY $19 MILLION SETTLEMENT THIS MORNING WEINSTEIN'S ACCUSERS ARE ONE STEP CLOSER TO A LEGAL VICTORY NINE WOMEN WHO SUED THE CONVICTED RAPEST REACHING A SETTLEMENT THAT IF APPROVED WOULD CREATE A FUND FOR $19 MILLION

>> THIS SETTLEMENT IS FOR ANY WOMEN WHO WAS ABUSED BY HARVEY WEINSTEIN SHE NEED NOT HAVE TOLD HER STORY IN THE PRESS OR FILED A LAWSUIT >> Reporter: THE DEAL TWO AND A HALF YEARS IN THE MAKING RELEASES WOMEN FROM ANY NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS WEINSTEIN WILL NOT ADMIT ANY WRONG DOING AND HE WON'T PAY ACCUSERS INSTEAD, INSURANCE COMPANIES FOR HIS FORMER STUDIO WHICH FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY WILL MAKE THE PAYOUTS

KATELYN DELANEY WHO SAID WEINSTEIN ASSAULTED HER IN 1996 IS ONE OF THE PLAINTIFFS IN THE CASE >> IT'S A VERY POSITIVE THING TO COME OUT OF AN INCREDIBLY COMPLICATED SITUATION AND IT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR A LOT OF WOMEN WOMEN THAT WERE HARMED BY HARVEY WEINSTEIN >> Reporter: THE SETTLEMENT LOOKS AT ALL THE CIVIL CASES GWEN WEINSTEIN INCLUDING ONE BROUGHT BY NEW YORK'S ATTORNEY GENERAL

WRITING IN PART, AFTER ALL THE HARASSMENT, THREATS, AND DISCRIMINATION, THESE SURVIVORS ARE FINALLY RECEIVING SOME JUSTICE BUT LAWYERS FOR SIX OTHER WEINSTEIN ACCUSERS ARE BLASTING THE SETTLEMENT CALLING IT A COMPLETE SELLOUT OF THE WEINSTEIN SURVIVORS ADDING THAT IT FAILS ON SO MANY DIFFERENT LEVELS AND CALLING IT DEEPLY UNFAIR THAT WEINSTEIN ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS ACTIONS BUT THOSE WHO SUPPORT THE SETTLEMENT SAY IT'S THE BEST OPTION >> THERE WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH MONEY TO COMPENSATE SURVIVORS OF HARVEY WEINSTEIN'S ABUSE

BUT WHAT WE DO KNOW TODAY IS THAT WE SECURED JUSTICE FOR THESE WOMEN >> Reporter: WEINSTEIN WHO HAS REPEATEDLY DENIED ALLEGATIONS OF NONCONSENSUAL SEX IS SERVING A 23 YEAR SENTENCE CONVICTED IN FEBRUARY ON CHARGES CONNECTED TO TWO WOMEN HE STILL FACES SEPARATE SEX CRIME CHARGES IN LOS ANGELES AN ATTORNEY FOR WEINSTEIN TELLING NBC NEWS WITH CLOSURE IN SIGHT ON ONE FRONT, MR WEINSTEIN IS FOCUSED IN DEFENDING HIMSELF ON ALL REMAINING LEGAL MATTERS

>> KATE, WITH REGARDS TO TIMING HERE, HOW LONG UNTIL THIS VICTIMS FUND IS UP AND RUNNING? >> Reporter: RIGHT SO IT'S A LITTLE UNCLEAR A DISTRICT COURT AND A BANKRUPTCY COURT STILL NEED TO SIGN OFF ON THIS DEAL BEFORE ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN, A PRELIMINARY HEARING TO APPROVE IT IS JULY 14th IF IT GETS THE GREEN LIGHT, THEN THE ATTORNEY WE SPOKE WITH THINKS WOMEN WILL HAVE ABOUT 90 DAYS TO CONFIDENTIALLY SUBMIT CLAIMS DESCRIBING THEIR EXPERIENCES WITH WEINSTEIN WHICH WILL THEN BE REVIEWED POTENTIAL PAYMENTS COULD RANGE FROM $7,500 TO $750,000 AND COULD COME AFTERCONSTITUTIONAL

JUST A MICROCOSM IN THIS STATE OF A CONTENTIOUS DEBATE NATIONWIDE THIS MORNING THE BATTLE OVER MASKS IS RAGING NATIONWIDE >> WE CAN'T CONTINUE HALF WEARING MASKS AND HALF REJECTING SCIENCE >> I WON'T BE DOING IT PERSONALLY IT'S A RECOMMENDATION

OKAY? >> Reporter: IN CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS >> YOU LITERALLY CANNOT MANDATE SOMEBODY TO WEAR A MASK >> Reporter: IN STORES >> I HAVE A BREATHING PROBLEM! >> Reporter: AND EVEN IN THE HALLS OF CONGRESS >> UNFORTUNATELY THIS SIMPLE LIFE SAVING PRACTICE HAS BECOME PART OF THE POLITICAL DEBATE

>> I AM VERY CONCERNED >> Reporter: SPEAKING TO SENATORS TUESDAY, DR ANTHONY FAUCI MAKING THE STARTLING PREDICTION THE US COULD SOON HAVE 100,000 NEW CASES A DAY UNLESS AMERICANS TAKE PRECAUTIONS

>> THERE'S NO DOUBT THAT WEARING MASKS PROTECTS YOU AND GETS YOU TO BE PROTECTED SO IT'S PEOPLE PROTECTING EACH OTHER >> Reporter: THE US SURGEON GENERAL BEGGING AMERICANS TO TAKE THOSE WORDS TO HEART

>> PLEASE, PLEASE WEAR A FACE COVERING WHEN YOU GO OUT IN PUBLIC >> Reporter: AS POLITICIANS AND HEALTH OFFICIALS COAST TO COAST CONTINUE TO HAMMER THE POINT HOME >> PUT ON A MASK IT'S NOT COMPLICATED >> Reporter: CALIFORNIA'S GOVERNOR EVEN THREATENING FINANCIAL PENALTIES FOR RULE BREAKERS

>> WE'LL BE DOING MORE TO FOCUS ON ENFORCEMENT IN THIS STATE >> Reporter: A NEW STUDY SHEDDING LIGHT ON HOW EFFECTIVE CERTAIN MASKS CAN BE RESEARCHERS AT FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY USE A LASER TO MEASURE HOW FAR DROPLETS GO WITH DIFFERENT COVERINGS AND FOUND A WELL FITTING HOME MADE MASK STITCHED WITH TWO LAYERS OF FABRIC KEPT PARTICLES JUST A FEW INCHES AWAY A BANDANNA WAS LEAST EFFECTIVE THE SCIENTISTS SAY WITHOUT ANY MASK, PARTICLES FROM COUGHS AND SNEEZES FLY MORE THAN EIGHT FEET

DO YOU THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO ASK PEOPLE TO WEAR THEIR MASKS? >> YES SO NOBODY CAN CATCH THE CORONA >> Reporter: OUT ON THE STREETS BOARD >> IF IT SAVES LIVES, I'M FOR IT >> I DON'T WANT TO NOT WEAR MY MASK, GO AROUND MY PARENTS AND I TAKE THE VIRUS AROUND THEM

>> Reporter: PEOPLE THINKING OF OTHERS, A POSITIVE SIGN IN THE MIDST OF A STILL STORMY DEBATE >> IT'S INTERESTING, SAM THIS CAUGHT MY EYE GOLDMAN SACHS CAME WITHOUT A STUDY ON THE IMPACT MASKS COULD HAVE NOT ON PUBLIC HEALTH BUT ON THE ECONOMY TELL US ABOUT IT

>> Reporter: YEAH THE BOTTOM LINE OF THE STUDY IS PRETTY AMAZING THEY FOUND THE NATIONAL MASK MANDATE WERE THERE TO BE ONE WOULD BE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN LOCKDOWNS AND COULD SAVE THE US ABOUT 5% OF ITS GDP

LAST YEAR TEN PEOPLE WHO WILL BE TESTED HERE TODAY WILL TEST POSITIVE >> I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO TELL YOU AND THE AMERICAN PUBLIC THAT I'M VERY CONCERNED BECAUSE IT COULD GET VERY BAD >> Reporter: A DIRE WARNING FROM THE NATION'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT DR ANTHONY FAUCI TESTIFYING TUESDAY ON CAPITOL HILL >> WE ARE NOW HAVING 40,000-PLUS NEW CASES A DAY

I WOULD NOT BE SURPRISE FIRE DEPARTMENT WE GO UP TO 100,000 A DAY IF THIS DOES NOT TURN AROUND >> Reporter: VICE PRESIDENT PENCE NOW URGING AMERICANS TO WEAR MASKS >> WE KNOW HOW TO SLOW THE SPREAD WEAR A MASK WHENEVER YOUR STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES SAY IT'S APPROPRIATE >> Reporter: NATIONWIDE COVID CASES SOARING

28 STATES SEEING AN INCREASE IN THE LAST 14 DAYS 45,000 NEW CASES NATIONWIDE TUESDAY ON TUESDAY FLORIDA HAD ITS FOURTH HIGHEST NUMBER SINCE THE PANDEMIC STARTED JUST OVER 6,000 NEW CASES THE AGES OF THOSE GETTING CORONAVIRUS DROPPING TOO

19-YEAR-OLD JOHN EDWARDS AMONG THE MANY YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT AFRAID ARE YOU WORRIED? >> YES, I'M WORRIED BUT AT THE SAME TIME IT'S LIKE IT SEEMS UNREAL BASICALLY >> Reporter: THE TRI-STATE AREA NO LONGER THE EPICENTER NOW TELLING RESIDENTS FROM 16 STATES TO STAY AWAY >> NONE OF US WANT TO GO BACK THROUGH THAT HELL

WE'VE WORKED TOO HARD TO GET HERE >> Reporter: STILL NEW JERSEY CAUTIOUS DELAYING INDOOR DINING AT RESTAURANTS MASSACHUSETTS AND NEW YORK NOW REQUIRING VISITORS FROM MOST STATES TO QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS ON THE DELAWARE SHORE, THE FOURTH OF JULY WILL BE DRY BEACH BARS NOW SHUT DOWN

SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN, CLOSE TO 500 HEALTH CARE WORKERS HAVE DIED 25-YEAR-OLD MOLLY DAWSON AN ICU NURSE FROM KENTUCKY AIR LIFTED TO A BIGGER HOSPITAL IN NASHVILLE DOCTORS TELL HER MOTHER SHE MAY BE ON A VENTILATOR FOR UP TO SIX WEEKS YOUR DAUGHTER'S 25 YEARS OLD DID YOU ANTICIPATE THIS? >> NO

NOT AT ALL IT'S TERRIFYING I MEAN, I DON'T WANT ANYBODY ELSE TO HAVE TO EXPERIENCE WHAT WE ARE AND I KNOW IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN >> Reporter: JACKSONVILLE IS NOW REQUIRING MASKS INDOORS WHICH MEANS PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL HAVE TO DECIDE WHEN HE MAKES HIS ACCEPTANCE SPEECH IN AUGUST AT REGION

IT'S ALSO A TROUBLING SIGN FOR THE STATE AND THE WEST AS COVID CASES SURGE AFTER ANOTHER RECORD-BREAKING DAY OF NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES IN CALIFORNIA, SOME 230,000, THE STATE HAS NOW HIT ANOTHER GRIM MILESTONE THE DEATH TOLL TOPPING 6,000 NEARLY HALF OF THOSE WHO KNOW THEY ARE INFECTED LIVE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY WHERE HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE AT RECORD NUMBERS >> I THINK WE'RE ALL KIND OF LOOKING AT THE NUMBERS WITH TREPIDATION

MAYBE EVEN A LITTLE BIT OF A SENSE OF DREAD >> Reporter: IN NEARBY RIVERSIDE COUNTY, 99% OF ICUs HIT CAPACITY OVER THE WEEKEND >> IN THE ICU, WE'RE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN, BUT WE'RE NOT GETTING THERE WE'RE NOT SAVING OUR PATIENTS LIKE WE WANT TO >> Reporter: FACING A NEW WAVE OF INFECTIONS, CALIFORNIA'S GOVERNOR IS ORDERING BEACHES, PIERS, AND BARS CLOSED BEFORE THE HOLIDAY

EVEN MORE RESTRICTIONS COULD BE ORDERED TODAY WITH MANY STILL REFUSING TO WEAR MASKS OR KEEP THEIR SOCIAL DISTANCE, SIMILAR SHUTDOWNS HAVE BEEN ORDERED IN ARIZONA EVEN THE START OF IN-PERSON CLASSES HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK DOCTOR ANTHONY FAUCI SUGGESTING POOL TESTING COULD HELP REOPEN CAMPUSES INSTEAD OF TESTING INDIVIDUALS, YOU COULD TEST A GROUP TO SEE IF SOMEONE IN THAT GROUP HAS THE VIRUS

>> IF THAT TEST IS NEGATIVE, THEN YOU KNOW THOSE TEN PEOPLE ARE ALL NEGATIVE INSTEAD OF UTILIZING TEN TESTS, YOU'VE UTILIZED ONE TEST >> Reporter: IT COMES AS TEXAS HAS SEEN THE LARGEST SINGLE-DAY SPIKE SINCE THE PANDEMIC STARTED AT LEAST 17 STATES ARE PAUSING REOPENINGS DR

BRANDON BEKOWSKI NEVER LEFT THE FRONT LINES >> WE'RE NOT AT THE WORST CASE SCENARIO YET, BUT WE WILL BE >> Reporter: THIS MORNING BRACING FOR THE NEXT WAVE AS THE COVID CRISIS TAKES A NEW TOLL EVERY DAY THE CRISIS IN CALIFORNIA AND ACROSS THE WEST IS EXPECTED TO WORSEN AS TESTING INCREASES, BUT IT'S HOSPITALIZATION NUMBERS THAT WORRY HEALTH OFFIC NOW THE INDICATION THOSE NUMBERS WILL GET BETTER ANY TIME SOON SAVANNAH? >> ALL RIGHT

THANK YOU >>> LET'S TURN NOW TO NBC NEWS MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT DR JOSEPH FAIR I'M SURE YOU WATCHED THE TESTIMONY YET DR FAUCI SAYING WE COULD HAVE 100,000 CASES VERY SOON

AT THE SAME TIME YOU HAVE THE CDC DEPUTY DIRECTOR SAYING THE OTHER DAY WE'RE PAST THAT POINT WE'RE PAST THE POINT OF BEING ABLE TO CONTROL THIS HOW DO YOU SEE IT? >> WELL, I DON'T THINK THE TWO STATEMENTS ARE MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE FROM ONE ANOTHER WHAT DR FAUCI SAID, IF WE'RE FOLLOWING THE TRAJECTORY WE'RE CURRENTLY ON AND HAVE BEEN OBSERVING THE PAST FEW WEEKS, WE COULD EASILY GET TO THAT NUMBER OR SURPASS THAT NUMBER

AS FAR AS WHAT THE CDC SAID IN THEIR OWN STATEMENT ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE TO CONTROL THE VIRUS, THIS GOES BACK TO SOMETHING YOU AND I SPOKE ABOUT EARLIER ABOUT THIS VIRUS POTENTIALLY AND INCREASINGLY LOOKING LIKE IT'S BECOME BEING — ALL OF THE TRADITIONAL MEASURES WE WOULD USE TO ERADICATE IT HAVE NOT WORKED IN THE UNITED STATES IN PARTICULAR FOR A VARIOUS OF REASONS THUS WE HAVE THE NUMBERS NOW TO KIND OF MAKE IT I WON'T SAY IMPOSSIBLE TO ERADICATE IT WITH TRADITIONAL MEANS BUT DIFFICULT TO DO SO >> THAT SOUNDS RATHER HOPELESS WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? YOU JUST GIVE UP OR YOU KEEP TRYING TO DO SOCIAL DISTANCING AND THE MASK? I MEAN, I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO EVEN GO WITH THAT IS IT GIVING UP? >> NO

ABSOLUTELY NOT GIVING UP YOU KNOW, I AM NOT READY TO THROW IN THE TOWEL AND THERE ARE STILL THINGS THAT WE CAN DO TO GET THROUGH THIS UNTIL WE EITHER HAVE BETTER THERAPEUTICS OR A VACCINE I'LL GO BACK TO SOMETHING WE'VE TALKED ABOUT SINCE FEBRUARY OR MARCH WHICH IS TESTING THERE NEEDS TO BE A BREAKTHROUGH IN TESTING TO MAKE IT VERY EASY SOMETHING PREFERABLY SALIVA BASED WHERE YOU DON'T HAVE TO POKE SOMEONE SEVERAL TIMES PER DAY

TEST WILLING ALLOW US TO KNOW WHERE WE NEED TO FOCUS OUR ENERGIES THE MOST IT WILL ALLOW US TO DO THAT TRACING WE NEED TO DO SO AGGRESSIVELY WE NEED TO RECRUIT A CONTACT TRACING CORE THINK OF CENSUS TAKERS YOU DON'T NEED TO BE A DOCTOR TO DO CONTACT TRACING

THE EARLIER WE START, THE QUICKER THIS WILL BE OVER IF WE DID ALL OF THOSE THINGS NOW, WE STILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO CONTROL THE VIRUS AND REDUCE IT GREATLY >> AND WHAT ABOUT MASKS? WE SAW YESTERDAY A LOT OF TOP REPUBLICANS MITCH McCONNELL, KEVIN McCARTHY, LAMAR ALEXANDER COMING OUT AND SAYING COME ON EVERYBODY JUST WEAR A MASK WILL IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE? COULD IT REALLY STEM THE TIDE? >> YOU KNOW, I THINK WHAT CONFUSES PEOPLE THE MOST ABOUT THE MASK HAS BEEN THE CONFLICTING GUIDANCE I MYSELF EVEN GAVE SOME OF THAT GUIDANCE IN THE BEGINNING BECAUSE I WAS FOLLOWING WHAT WE KNEW FROM SARS

AND THAT'S WHAT THE ORIGINAL GUIDANCE WAS BASED ON OVERWHELMINGLY SINCE THIS OUTBREAK HAS STARTED, WE HAVE SEEN THAT MASKS BOTH AID IN THE PREVENTION OF THE DISEASE AND TO A MUCH MORE LIMITED EXTENT CATCHING THE DISEASE YOURSELF SO MASKS SEEM TO BE THE KEY PUBLIC HEALTH INTERVENTION THAT WE CAN USE IN ADDITION TO SOCIAL DISTANCING, OF COURSE BUT MASKS SEEM TO BE THE KEY INTERVENTION THAT WE CAN USE TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS FURT BLASTING THE RESPONSE HERE CALLING IT INEXCUSABLE AND WEAK THIS MORNING PRESIDENT TRUMP IS FACING GROWING PRESSURE FROM CAPITOL HILL TO RESPOND TO MOUNTING REPORTS SUGGESTING RUSSIA OFFERED CASH BOUNTIES TO THE TALIBAN FOR KILLING U

S TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN WITH ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS SET TO BRIEF CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS OF BOTH PARTIES TODAY, HOUSE DEMOCRATS EXPRESSED FRUSTRATION WITH THE WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING THEY RECEIVED TUESDAY >> THE RIGHT PEOPLE TO GIVE THE BRIEFING WERE NOT IN THE ROOM WE NEED TO HEAR FROM HEADS OF THE INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES ABOUT HOW THEY ASSESS THE ALLEGATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE PUBLIC

>> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT HAS INSISTED HE WAS NOT INITIALLY TOLD ABOUT THE INTELLIGENCE, BUT NBC NEWS HAS CONFIRMED WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS BECAME AWARE OF THE REPORTS AS EARLY AS 2019 THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY INSISTED THE PRESIDENT HAS NOW BEEN BRIEFED ON THE MATTER BUT WASN'T INITIALLY BECAUSE SHE SAID THERE WAS NO CONSENSUS OVER THE INTELLIGENCE AND WHEN PRESSED WHETHER HE READS HIS PRESIDENTIAL DAILY BRIEF, RESPONDED >> THE PRESIDENT DOES READ AND HE ALSO CONSUMES INTELLIGENCE VERBALLY THIS PRESIDENT, I'LL TELL YOU, IS THE MOST INFORMED PERSON ON PLANET EARTH WHEN IT COMES TO THE THREATS THAT WE FACE

>> Reporter: FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN LACING INTO THE PRESIDENT >> IF HE WAS BRIEFED AND NOTHING WAS DOWN ABOUT THIS, THAT'S A DERELICTION OF DUTY >> Reporter: AND AMONG THOSE ASKING FOR ANSWERS THIS MORNING, ERIC HENDRICKS, THE FATHER OF CORPORAL HENDRICKS WHO WAS AMONG THREE MARINES KILLED IN A CAR BOMB LAST APRIL THAT INCIDENT NOW UNDER SCRUTINY BY US

INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS AS POTENTIALLY PART OF THE RUSSIAN BOUNTY PAYMENTS ACCORDING TO MULTIPLE REPORTS BUT NOT CONFIRMED BY NBC NEWS HENDRICKS TOLD NBC NEWS IN A TELEPHONE INTERYOU, QUOTE, IT WOULD BREAK MY HEART IF THE REPORTS WERE TRUE AND ADDED, NO ONE FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS REACH MD OUT TO HIS FAMILY AND HE HAS YET TO HEAR FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP SINCE HIS SON DIED

WHY HASN'T ANYONE CALLED ME, HENDRICKS ASKED THE LINCOLN PROJECT IS TARGETING THE PRESIDENT IN THIS NEW AD WITH AN EX-NAVY SEAL

CALLING HIM UNFIT FOR OFFICE >> MR TRUMP, YOU'RE EITHER A COWARD WHO CAN'T STAND UP TO AN EX-KGB GOON OR YOU'RE COMPLICIT WHICH IS IT? >> Reporter: NOW, AS FOR ERIC HENDRICKS, THE FATHER OF THE LATE CORPORAL ROBERT HENDRICKS, HE SAYS HE DOES NOT VOTE BUT LEANS TOWARDS PRESIDENT TRUMP AND IS HOPEFUL THERE CAN BE ANSWERS SOON MANY REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS ARE RALLYING AROUND THE PRESIDENT STRESSING THE INTELLIGENCE WAS NOT VERIFIED

EXPERTS SAY IT'S NOT UNUSUAL FOR EXPERTS TO DISAGREE ON INTELLIGENCE AS WE'VE B REINER HE WAS AN ICON ANNE THOMPSON NOW LOOKING BACK AT CARL REINER'S PROLIFIC CAREER >> WHAT ARE YOU DOING? >> WHAT? >> WHAT ARE YOU DOING? >> I WAS JUST SITTING

>> WHERE? >> RIGHT HERE >> WHERE? >> AT YOUR TABLE >> WHERE AT MY TABLE >> THIS CHAIR >> WHO'S CHAIR? >> YOUR CHAIR

>> A-HA >> Reporter: CARL REINER KNEW HOW TO MAKE PEOPLE LAUGH >> GET OUT AND GET OUT FAST >> Reporter: DICK VAN DYKE'S BOSS IN THE '60s >> HE SAID I LIKE YOU SO MUCH BETTER WITH — >> HAIR! >> Reporter: AND GEORGE CLOONEY'S PARTNER IN CRIME IN THE "OCEANS ELEVEN" SERIES

WELL INTO HIS 80s THIS MORNING CLOONEY SAYING HIS WAS A LIFE WELL LIVED AND WE'RE ALL THE BETTER FOR IT >> IF THEY STOP, THEY PUT YOU AWAY >> Reporter: YET IT WAS HIS OFF-CAMERA WORK THAT MADE REINER LEGENDARY RECORDING THE 2,000-YEAR-OLD COMEDY ALBUMS

>> I WENT WITH HER, DUMMY >> YOU EVER SEEN THIS ONE? >> Reporter: DIRECTING GEORGE BURNS' GOD CAPTURING STEVE MARTIN'S GENIUS ON FILM AND CREATING THE TV SHOW THAT REINER SAYS WAS HIS BEST WORK REINER WON SEVEN EMMYS FOR WRITING AND PRODUCING "THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW

" >> HE IS MY MENTOR AND MY IDOL >> COMEDY IS ALWAYS ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING IN YOUR LIFE AND THE WORLD AND WE ARE THE SAME >> Reporter: ACTIVE AND ENGAGED ON SOCIAL MEDIA TO THE END, JUST LAST WEEK HE MUSED ABOUT HIS LEGACY IN DISPATCHES FROM QUARANTINE >> THE ONLY THING THAT REALLY MATTERS IN LIFE >> Reporter: MARRIED TO HIS WIFE ESTELLE FOR YEARS

THE ACTOR AND DIRECTOR TWEETING MY HEART IS HURTING HE WAS MY GUIDING LIGHT A LIGHT LIT BY LAUGHTER >> THERE'S NOTHING BETTER THAN GETTING A LAUGH >> Reporter: AND CARL REINER GAVE US SO MANY

ANNE THOMPSON, NBC NEWS >> YOU KNOW, AL DOES THESE STORIES FROM TIME TO TIME WITH MONEY AS WELL FROM THE NEARLY $19 MILLION SETTLEMENT THIS MORNING WEINSTEIN'S ACCUSERS ARE ONE STEP CLOSER TO A LEGAL VICTORY NINE WOMEN WHO SUED THE CONVICTED RAPEST REACHING A SETTLEMENT THAT IF APPROVED WOULD CREATE A FUND FOR $19 MILLION >> THIS SETTLEMENT IS FOR ANY WOMEN WHO WAS ABUSED BY HARVEY WEINSTEIN

SHE NEED NOT HAVE TOLD HER STORY IN THE PRESS OR FILED A LAWSUIT >> Reporter: THE DEAL TWO AND A HALF YEARS IN THE MAKING RELEASES WOMEN FROM ANY NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS WEINSTEIN WILL NOT ADMIT ANY WRONG DOING AND HE WON'T PAY ACCUSERS INSTEAD, INSURANCE COMPANIES FOR HIS FORMER STUDIO WHICH FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY WILL MAKE THE PAYOUTS KATELYN DELANEY WHO SAID WEINSTEIN ASSAULTED HER IN 1996 IS ONE OF THE PLAINTIFFS IN THE CASE

>> IT'S A VERY POSITIVE THING TO COME OUT OF AN INCREDIBLY COMPLICATED SITUATION AND IT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR A LOT OF WOMEN WOMEN THAT WERE HARMED BY HARVEY WEINSTEIN >> Reporter: THE SETTLEMENT LOOKS AT ALL THE CIVIL CASES GWEN WEINSTEIN INCLUDING ONE BROUGHT BY NEW YORK'S ATTORNEY GENERAL WRITING IN PART, AFTER ALL THE HARASSMENT, THREATS, AND DISCRIMINATION, THESE SURVIVORS ARE FINALLY RECEIVING SOME JUSTICE

BUT LAWYERS FOR SIX OTHER WEINSTEIN ACCUSERS ARE BLASTING THE SETTLEMENT CALLING IT A COMPLETE SELLOUT OF THE WEINSTEIN SURVIVORS ADDING THAT IT FAILS ON SO MANY DIFFERENT LEVELS AND CALLING IT DEEPLY UNFAIR THAT WEINSTEIN ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS ACTIONS BUT THOSE WHO SUPPORT THE SETTLEMENT SAY IT'S THE BEST OPTION >> THERE WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH MONEY TO COMPENSATE SURVIVORS OF HARVEY WEINSTEIN'S ABUSE BUT WHAT WE DO KNOW TODAY IS THAT WE SECURED JUSTICE FOR THESE WOMEN

>> Reporter: WEINSTEIN WHO HAS REPEATEDLY DENIED ALLEGATIONS OF NONCONSENSUAL SEX IS SERVING A 23 YEAR SENTENCE CONVICTED IN FEBRUARY ON CHARGES CONNECTED TO TWO WOMEN HE STILL FACES SEPARATE SEX CRIME CHARGES IN LOS ANGELES AN ATTORNEY FOR WEINSTEIN TELLING NBC NEWS WITH CLOSURE IN SIGHT ON ONE FRONT, MR WEINSTEIN IS FOCUSED IN DEFENDING HIMSELF ON ALL REMAINING LEGAL MATTERS >> KATE, WITH REGARDS TO TIMING HERE, HOW LONG UNTIL THIS VICTIMS FUND IS UP AND RUNNING? >> Reporter: RIGHT

SO IT'S A LITTLE UNCLEAR A DISTRICT COURT AND A BANKRUPTCY COURT STILL NEED TO SIGN OFF ON THIS DEAL BEFORE ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN, A PRELIMINARY HEARING TO APPROVE IT IS JULY 14th IF IT GETS THE GREEN LIGHT, THEN THE ATTORNEY WE SPOKE WITH THINKS WOMEN WILL HAVE ABOUT 90 DAYS TO CONFIDENTIALLY SUBMIT CLAIMS DESCRIBING THEIR EXPERIENCES WITH WEINSTEIN WHICH WILL THEN BE REVIEWED POTENTIAL PAYMENTS COULD RANGE FROM $7,500 TO $750,000 AND COULD COME AFTERCONSTITUTIONAL JUST A MICROCOSM IN THIS STATE OF A CONTENTIOUS DEBATE NATIONWIDE

THIS MORNING THE BATTLE OVER MASKS IS RAGING NATIONWIDE >> WE CAN'T CONTINUE HALF WEARING MASKS AND HALF REJECTING SCIENCE >> I WON'T BE DOING IT PERSONALLY IT'S A RECOMMENDATION OKAY?ter: IN CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS

>> YOU LITERALLY CANNOT MANDATE SOMEBODY TO WEAR A MASK >> Reporter: IN STORES >> I HAVE A BREATHING PROBLEM! >> Reporter: AND EVEN IN THE HALLS OF CONGRESS >> UNFORTUNATELY THIS SIMPLE LIFE SAVING PRACTICE HAS BECOME PART OF THE POLITICAL DEBATE >> I AM VERY CONCERNED

>> Reporter: SPEAKING TO SENATORS TUESDAY, DR ANTHONY FAUCI MAKING THE STARTLING PREDICTION THE US COULD SOON HAVE 100,000 NEW CASES A DAY UNLESS AMERICANS TAKE PRECAUTIONS >> THERE'S NO DOUBT THAT WEARING MASKS PROTECTS YOU AND GETS YOU TO BE PROTECTED

SO IT'S PEOPLE PROTECTING EACH OTHER >> Reporter: THE US SURGEON GENERAL BEGGING AMERICANS TO TAKE THOSE WORDS TO HEART >> PLEASE, PLEASE WEAR A FACE COVERING WHEN YOU GO OUT IN PUBLIC

>> Reporter: AS POLITICIANS AND HEALTH OFFICIALS COAST TO COAST CONTINUE TO HAMMER THE POINT HOME >> PUT ON A MASK IT'S NOT COMPLICATED >> Reporter: CALIFORNIA'S GOVERNOR EVEN THREATENING FINANCIAL PENALTIES FOR RULE BREAKERS >> WE'LL BE DOING MORE TO FOCUS ON ENFORCEMENT IN THIS STATE

>> Reporter: A NEW STUDY SHEDDING LIGHT ON HOW EFFECTIVE CERTAIN MASKS CAN BE RESEARCHERS AT FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY USE A LASER TO MEASURE HOW FAR DROPLETS GO WITH DIFFERENT COVERINGS AND FOUND A WELL FITTING HOME MADE MASK STITCHED WITH TWO LAYERS OF FABRIC KEPT PARTICLES JUST A FEW INCHES AWAY A BANDANNA WAS LEAST EFFECTIVE THE SCIENTISTS SAY WITHOUT ANY MASK, PARTICLES FROM COUGHS AND SNEEZES FLY MORE THAN EIGHT FEET DO YOU THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO ASK PEOPLE TO WEAR THEIR MASKS? >> YES

SO NOBODY CAN CATCH THE CORONA >> Reporter: OUT ON THE STREETS BOARD >> IF IT SAVES LIVES, I'M FOR IT >> I DON'T WANT TO NOT WEAR MY MASK, GO AROUND MY PARENTS AND I TAKE THE VIRUS AROUND THEM >> Reporter: PEOPLE THINKING OF OTHERS, A >>> I DON'T WANT TO NOT WEAR THE MASK AROUND MY PARENTS AND THEN INFECT OTHERS

>>> THIS CAUGHT MY EYE, GOLDMAN SACHS CAME OUT WITH THE IMPACT THAT MACS HAVE ON PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE ECONOMY TELL US ABOUT IT >> THE BOTTOM LINE IS THE STUDY IS AMAZING SET OUT A MASSED MANDATE WHETHER IT IS MORE EFFECTIVE THAN LOCKDOWN, SAVING A FIGHT

IT COULD BE SAVING THE US MORE THAN $1 TRILLION >>> IT IS IMPORTANT TO TELL YOU AND THE AMERICAN PUBLIC THAT I AM VERY CONCERNED IT COULD LOOK VERY BAD

>> ENTIRE WARNING FROM THE TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT, ANTHONY FAUCI, TESTIFYING ON CAPITOL HILL >> WE HAVE 40+ THOUSAND NEW CASES PER DAY, I WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED IF WE GO TO 100,000 PER DAY IF THIS DOES NOT TURN AROUND >>> VICE PRESIDENT PENDS URGES AMERICANS TO USE MASKS >> WE KNOW HOW TO SLOW THE SPREAD WEAR A MASK WHENEVER YOU HAVE A LOCAL AUTHORITY THAT SAYS THAT IT'S APPROPRIATE

>> INCREASES WITHIN THE PAST 14 DAYS, 45,000 NEW CASES TUESDAY, ON TUESDAY, FLORIDA HAD THE FOURTH HIGHEST NUMBER, IT EXPLODED OVER 6000 CASES THE AGES OF THOSE GETTING CORONAVIRUS A DROP JOHN EDWARDS WAS AMONG MANY YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WERE NOT AFRAID >> ARE YOU WORRIED? >> I AM WORRIED, BUT IT IS LIKE, IT IS UNREAL, BASICALLY >> NOW THEY TELL RESIDENTS FROM 16 STATES TO STAY AWAY

>> NONE OF US WANT TO GO THROUGH THE HELL WE HAVE WORKED TOO HARD TO GET HERE >> NEW JERSEY WAS CAUTIOUS, DELAYING INDOOR DINING MASSACHUSETTS AND NEW YORK REQUIRE VISITORS FROM STATES TO QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS ON THE DELAWARE SHORE, THE FOURTH OF JULY WILL BE DRY

BEACH BARS ARE NOW SHUT DOWN SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN, CREWS HAVE DIED 45-YEAR-OLD MOLLY TOLSON AND KENTUCKY, AIRLIFTED TO A BIGGER HEALTH SPITTLE IN NASHVILLE SHE MAY BE ON A VENTILATOR FOR SIX WEEKS >> DID YOU REALLY ANTICIPATE THIS? >> NOT AT ALL

IT IS TERRIFYING I DON'T WANT ANYONE ELSE TO HAVE THE EXPERIENCE THAT WE ARE HAVING I KNOW IT WILL HAPPEN >> Reporter: JACKSONVILLE REQUIRES MASKS AND DOORS, WHICH MEANS PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL HAVE TO DECIDE WHEN HE MAKES HIS ACCEPTANCE SPEECH IN AUGUST ON WHETHER OR NOT HE WILL FOLLOW THE RULES AND WEAR A MASK >> AFTER A RECORD-BREAKING DAY OF CORONAVIRUS CASES, 230,000, THE STATE HAS HAD ANOTHER GRIM MILESTONE

THE DEATH TOLL TOPS 6000 HALF OF THOSE WHO KNOW THAT THEY ARE INFECTED LIVE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY, WHERE HOSPITALIZATION IS AT RECORD NUMBERS IN NEARBY RIVERSIDE COUNTY, 99 PERCENT OF ICUS HIT CAPACITY OVER THE WEEKEND ACITY OVER THE WEEKEND >> IN TH E ICU, WE'RE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN, BUT WE'RE NOT GETTING THERE

WE'RE NOT SAVING OUR PATIENTS LIKE WE WANT TO >> Reporter: FACING A NEW WAVE OF INFECTIONS, CALIFORNIA'S THEY FACE A NEW WAVE OF INFECTIONS, CALIFORNIA'S GOVERNOR IS ORDERING BEACHES, PIERS AND BARS CLOSE BEFORE THE HOLIDAY, EVEN MORE RESTRICTIONS WILL BE ORDERED TODAY WITH MANY REFUSING TO WEAR MASKS, SIMILAR SHUTDOWNS HAVE BEEN ORDERED AND ARIZONA AT THE START OF IN-PERSON CLASSES HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK ANTHONY FAUCI SUGGESTS POOL TESTING COULD HELP REOPEN CAMPUSES

INSTEAD OF TESTING THE INDIVIDUALS, YOU CAN TEST A GROUP TO SEE IF SOMEONE IN THE GROUP HAS THE VIRUS >> IF THE TEST IS NEGATIVE, YOU WILL KNOW THAT THOSE 10 PEOPLE WERE NEGATIVE INSTEAD OF UTILIZING 10 TESTS, YOU UTILIZE ONE TEST >> IT COMES AS TEXAS PLAYERS THE HIGHEST SPIKE SINCE THE PANDEMIC STARTED 17 STATES ARE NOW REVERSING OR PAUSING PLANS FOR REOPENING

BRANDON MAKOWSKI NEVER LEFT THE FRONT LINE >> WE ARE NOT AT THE WORST CASE SCENARIO YET WE WILL BE >> THIS MORNING, BRACING FOR THE NEXT WAVE, AS A CRISIS TAKES A TOLL NEW EVERY DAY >> EXPECTED TO WORSEN AS TESTING INCREASES, IT IS HOSPITALIZATION NUMBERS THAT WORRY HEALTH OFFICIALS, FOR NOW, THERE'S NO INDICATION THAT THE NUMBERS WILL GET BETTER ANYTIME SOON

>>> LET'S GO TO OUR VIROLOGIST, DR FAIR GOOD MORNING DR FAIR, I'M SURE YOU ARE WATCHING DR FAUCI'S TESTIMONY, SAYING IF THINGS DO NOT TURN AROUND WE WILL HAVE 100,000 CASES VERY SOON

AT THE SAME TIME, THE CDC DEPUTY DIRECTOR SAYS THAT WE ARE PAST THAT POINT PAST THE POINT OF BEING ABLE TO CONTROL THIS HOW DO YOU SEE IT? >> THE STATEMENTS ARE NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE WHAT DR FAUCI SAID, FOLLOWING THE TRAJECTORY THAT MAKES THIS, WE COULD VERY EASILY GET SURPASSED THE NUMBER

AS FAR AS WHAT THE CDC SAYS IN THEIR OWN STATEMENT ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE TO CONTROL THE VIRUS, THIS GOES BACK TO SOMETHING THAT YOU AND I SPOKE ABOUT ABOUT THE VIRUS POTENTIALLY INCREASING LOOKING LIKE IT IS BECOMING ENDEMIC TO THE UNITED STATES IT WILL BE HERE UNTIL WE GET THE VACCINE ALL OF THE TRADITIONAL MEASURES THAT WE USED TO CONTROL OSIRIS ARE ERADICATED AND HAVE NOT WORKED IN THE UNITED STATES IN PARTICULAR FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS IT IS NOT IMPOSSIBLE TO ERADICATE USING TRADITIONAL MEANS, BUT DIFFICULT TO DO SO >> WHAT IS I MEAN? DO YOU GIVE UP? >> I DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU GO AT THAT

GIVING UP? >> THERE ARE THINGS THAT WE CAN DO TO GET OVER THIS, UNTIL WE HAVE BETTER THERAPEUTICS OR A VACCINE I WILL GO BACK TO SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT SINCE FEBRUARY OR MARCH TESTING THERE MUST BE A BREAKTHROUGH TO MAKE IT VERY EASY SOMETHING PREFERABLY SALIVA BASED

YOU HAVE TO SWAP SOMEONE SEVERAL TIMES A DAY TESTING WILL LET US KNOW WHERE WE FOCUS OUR ENERGY THE MOST DR FAUCI SAID WE NEED TO DO THIS AGGRESSIVELY WE NEED TO CONTRACT A CONTACT TRACING CORE

YOU DON'T NEED TO BE A DOCTOR TO TO CONTACT TRACING IF WE DO THOSE THINGS STARTING NOW, I EMPHASIZED EARLIER, THE QUICKER THIS WILL BE OVER IF WE DO THAT NOW WE WILL STILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONTROL THE VIRUS HAD REDUCED GREATLY >> YESTERD, MITCH McCONNELL AND MELISSA McCARTHY, THEY TALKED ABOUT WEARING A MASK WILL IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE? WITH THAT STEM THE TIDE? >> WHAT CONFUSES PEOPLE THE MOST ABOUT THE MASK IS CONFLICTING GUIDANCE

I GAVE SOME OF MY GUIDANCE AND THE BEGINNING BECAUSE I WAS FOLLOWING BUT WE KNEW FROM SARS THAT'S WHAT THE ORIGINAL GUIDANCE WAS BASED ON OVERWHELMINGLY SINCE THE OUTBREAK STARTED, MASKS AID IN PREVENTION OF THE DISEASE AND TO A MUCH MORE LIMITED EXTENT TO CATCHING THE DISEASE YOURSELF MASKS ARE THE KEY PUBLIC HEALTH INTERVENTION THAT WE CAN USE AN ADDITION TO SOCIAL DISTANCING MASKING IS THE KEY INTERVENTION THAT WE CAN USE TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS FURTHER

>> IT IS GREAT TO GET YOUR PERSPECTIVE AS ALWAYS, GIVE VERY MUCH >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS FACING GROWING PRESSURE FROM CAPITOL HILL, TO RESPOND TO MOUNTING REPORTS SUGGESTING RUSSIA OFFERED CASH BOUNTIES TO KILLING TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS WILL RELEASE LEADERS OF BOTH PARTIES TODAY, MOST DEMOCRATS DEMONSTRATE FRUSTRATION >> THE PEOPLE IN THE RIGHT ROOM OR NOT THERE, WE NEED TO HEAR FROM THE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY ABOUT HOW THEY ASSESS THE ALLEGATION, THAT HAS BEEN MADE PUBLICLY >> THE PRESIDENT HAS INSISTED IT WAS NOT INITIALLY TOLD ABOUT THE INTELLIGENCE, BUT NBC NEWS HAS CONFIRMED THAT OFFICIALS WERE AWARE AS EARLY AS 2019

THE PRESS SECRETARY SAID THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN BRIEFED ON THE MATTER BUT NOT INITIALLY BECAUSE SHE SAID THERE IS NO CASE CENSUS OVER INTELLIGENCE WHEN PRESSED WHETHER OR NOT IT WAS AN ISSUE, HE RESPONDED IT >> THE PRESIDENT AGREES ANY IT CONSUMES INTELLIGENCE VERBALLY THIS PRESIDENT IS THE MOST INFORMED PERSON ON PLANET EARTH WHEN IT COMES TO THREATS THAT WE FACE >> JOE BIDEN TALKED ABOUT THE PRESIDENT

>> IF HE WAS BRIEFED AND HE DID NOT DO ANYTHING ABOUT THIS, THAT THE DERELICTION OF DUTY >> ERIC HENDRIX, THE FATHER OF CORPORAL ROBERT HENDRIX WAS AMONG THREE MARINES KILLED IN A CAR BOMB IN AFGHANISTAN LAST APRIL THAT INCIDENT IS UNDER SCRUTINY BY US INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS AS PART OF THE RUSSIAN BOUNTY PAYMENTS

ACCORDING TO MULTIPLE REPORTS THAT ARE NOT CONFIRMED AS IT IS TOLD IN A TELEPHONE INTERVIEW, THEY SAY IT WOULD BREAK MY HEART IF THE REPORTS ARE TRUE AND ADDED THAT NO ONE FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS REACHED OUT TO HIS FAMILY SINCE THE REVELATION HE IS YET TO HEAR FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP SINCE HIS SON DIED WHY IS NO ONE CALLED ME? AN ANTI-TRUMP CONSERVATIVE, THE LINCOLN PROJECT IS TARGETING THE PRESIDENT IN THIS NEW AD, AND THE SAD >>> ADS FOR THE LATE CORPORAL ROBERT HENDRIX SAYS THAT THEY SUPPORT PRESIDENT TRUMP AND IT IS HOPEFUL THAT THERE CAN BE ANSWERS

MANY REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS RALLY AROUND THE PRESIDENT, STRESSING THE INTELLIGENCE IS NOT VERIFIED EXPERTS SAY IT'S NOT ABNORMAL FOR THEM TO DISAGREE ABOUT INTELLIGENCE THE PRESIDENT TWEETED THIS MONTHS AGO, CALLING THE ENTIRE THING ANOTHER HOAX >>> CHILL PEDS BRIEFING ON FORMER PRESIDENTS, HE WAS ASKED IF HE WOULD PARTICIPATE IN A COGNITIVE DECLINE STUDY WHAT HAPPENED THERE? >> WAS NOTABLE WHEN JOE BIDEN WAS ASKED BY A REPORTER WHETHER OR NOT HE HAS BEEN TESTED AS HE SAT, FOR COGNITIVE DECLINE

HERE IS THE HEADLINE TAKE A LOOK >> PASSING THE TEST FOR SOME DEGREE TO COGNITIVE DECLINE >> I HAVE BEEN TESTING SINCE THE FIRST ALL I HAVE TO DO IS WATCH THINGS, I CAN HARDLY WAIT TO COMPARE MY COGNITIVE CAPABILITY TO THE COGNITIVE THE CAPABILITY OF THE MAN I AM RUNNING AGAINST

>> THERE YOU HAVE IT BIDEN, WHO IS 77 HAS COME UNDER SCRUTINY FOR STUMBLING ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL PRESIDENT TRUMP IS FOUR YEARS OLD AND IS ALSO BEEN ASKED FOR HIS PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE TOLL'S HEALTH AT THAT DR WADE AND I'M NOT SAYING THAT THE PRESIDENT REMAINS HEALTHY

>>> THIS MORNING, HARVEY WEINSTEIN'S ACCUSERS ARE CLOSER TO A LEGAL VICTORY NINE WOMEN WHO REACH A SETTLEMENT TUESDAY, IF APPROVED IT WOULD CREATE A VICTIMS FUND FOR NEARLY $19 MILLION >> THIS SETTLEMENT IS FOR ANYONE YOU MAY NOT HAVE COME FORWARD, OR FILED A LAWSUIT >> TWO AND HALF YEARS IN THE MAKING, HE RELEASED WOMEN FROM NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS

ONE TEAM WILL NOT RENDER THE WRONGDOING AND HE WILL NOT PAY ACCUSERS INSTEAD INSURANCE COMPANIES FOR THE STUDIO THAT FILED BANKRUPTCY WILL MAKE THE PAYOUTS KATELYN DELANEY SAYS THAT WEINSTEIN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED HER AS ONE OF THE PLAINTIFFS IN THE CASE IT >> IT IS A VERY VERY POSITIVE THING TO COME OUT OF AN INCREDIBLY COMPLICATED SITUATION IT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE

FOUR A LOT OF WOMEN A LOT OF WOMEN THAT WERE HARMED BY HARVEY WEINSTEIN IT >> IT DISSOLVES THE CIVIL CASES, SAYING THAT NEW YORK'S ATTORNEY GENERAL CELEBRATED THE DEAL AFTER THE RESTAURANTS, THREATS, THE SURVIVORS FINALLY RECEIVED JUSTICE SIX OTHER WEINSTEIN ABUSERS ARE BLACKED INTO A AGREEMENT, SAYING IT IS A DEEPLY UNFAIR, THAT WEINSTEIN ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS ACTIONS

THOSE THAT SUPPORT FOR SETTLEMENT SAY IT IS THE BEST OPTION >> MONEY TO COMPENSATE SURVIVORS OF HARVEY WEINSTEIN ABUSE? WHAT WE ARE DOING TODAY, IS GET JUSTICE >> WEINSTEIN HAS DENIED ALLEGATIONS OF NONCONSENSUAL SEX AND SERVING A 23 YEAR SENTENCE CONVICTED IN NEW YORK OFF OF CHARGES CONNECTED TO TWO WOMEN HE FACES SEPARATE SEX TIME CHARGES, AND THEY TELL US THAT HE REMAINS INTENSELY FOCUSED INTO FENCING HIMSELF ON ALL REMAINING LEGAL MATTERS >> IT IS OKAY WITH REGARDS TO TIMING

HOW LONG UNTIL THE VICTIM FUND IS UP AND RUNNING? >> IT IS A LITTLE UNCLEAR, I DISTRICT COURT AND A STAY CARD WILL HAVE TO SIGN OFF ON THIS A PRELIMINARY HEARING TO UNDER HERE THIS IS JULY 14 IF IT GETS THE GREEN LIGHT, AND ATTORNEY WE SPOKE WITH SAID THAT WOMEN WILL HAVE 90 DAYS TO CONFIDENTIALLY SUBMIT CLAIMS DESCRIBING THEIR EXPERIENCES WITH WEINSTEIN WHICH WILL BE REPORTED ESSENTIAL PAYMENTS WILL RANGE FROM $7500- $750,000 AND COULD COME AFTER WHAT THE LAWYER HOPES WILL BE FINAL APPROVAL IN MID-OCTOBER >>> THIS MORNING, THAT BATTLE EVER MASKS RAGES NATIONWIDE

>> IT CANNOT CONTINUE >> YOU HAVE TO WEAR MASKS WE HAVE TO NOT REJECT SCIENCE >> THE CITY COUNCIL — IN STORES EVEN IN THE HALLS OF CONGRESS

UNFORTUNATELY THE SIMPLE LIFESAVING PRACTICE HAS BECOME PART OF THE POLITICAL DEBATE >> I AM VERY CONCERNED >> DR ANTHONY FAUCI MADE A STARTLING PREDICTION THAT THE U

S WILL SOON HAVE 100,000 NEW COVID-19 CASES PER DAY, WHILE AMERICANS TAKE PRECAUTION >> THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT WE ARE PROTECTING FEW AND FEW CAN BE PROTECTED IT IS PART PEOPLE PROTECTING EACH OTHER >> THEY THINK AMERICANS TO TAKE THE WORDS TO HEART

>> PLEASE, PLEASE — WEAR YOUR FACE COVERING WHEN YOU GO OUT IN PUBLIC >> POLITICIANS AND HEALTH OFFICIALS COAST- TO-COAST HAMMER THE POINT HOME >> PUT ON THE MASK IT IS NOT COMPLICATED >> CALIFORNIA'S GOVERNOR THREATENS FINANCIAL PENALTIES FOR RULE BREAKERS

>> WE WILL BE DOING MORE TO ENFORCE THIS IN THE STATE >> THEY SHOW A STUDY ON HOW EFFECTIVE MASKS CAN BE THEY USE A LASER TO MEASURE HOW FAR DROPLETS GO WITH DIFFERENT COVERINGS THEY FOUND A WELL FITTING HOMEMADE MASKS STITCHED WITH TWO LAYERS OF FABRIC HAVE PARTICLES ONLY A COUPLE INCHES AWAY >> A BANDANNA WAS THE LEAST EFFECTIVE, ALLOWING THE DROPLETS TO TRAVEL MORE THAN 3 FEET AWAY

TO SAY WITHOUT ANY MASS, PARTICLES FROM COPS AND SNEEZES FLIGHT 8 FEET AREA ON THE STREETS OF MIAMI BEACH, MASKS ARE NOW MANDATORY MOST PEOPLE WE SPOKE WITH WERE ON BOARD >> IF IT SAVES LIVES, I CAN DO IT >> I DON'T WANT TO NOT WEAR MY MASK AROUND PEOPLE AND THEN KILL THEM >> IT IS INTERESTING, THIS CAUGHT MY EYE

GOLDMAN SACHS CAME OUT WITH A STUDY ON THE IMPACT THAT MAX COULD HAVE NOT ON PUBLIC HEALTH, BUT THE ECONOMY TELL US ABOUT IT >> Reporter: THE BOTTOM LINE IS PRETTY AMAZING THEY FOUND THAT THE NATIONAL MASK MANDATE, IF THERE IS ONE IT WOULD BE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN LOCKDOWN AND COULD SAVE THE US

FIVE PERCENT OF THEIR GDP THAT IS TO SAY, IT COULD SAVE THE US MORE THAN $1 TRILLION >> Reporter: THE COMING FALL SEMESTER IS ABOUT TO LOOK A LOT DIFFERENT

THE SMALLER CLASSES, MANDATORY FACEMASKS, TEMPERATURE CHECKS, LESS FACE TIME WITH PROFESSORS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, HAND SANITIZER STATIONS ARE UP FLOW ARROWS ARE ON THE DOORS AND FLOORS THE LECTURE HALL SEATING IS CUT BY 60 PERCENT TO KEEP 6 FEET OF SEPARATION THE UNIVERSITY WILL PLAN TO TEST RICE AND SEWAGE WATER TO IDENTIFY COVID- 19 HOTSPOTS

TODAY, THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT HAS HIS FIRST DAY ON THE JOB LIKE MARILYN, TWO THIRDS OF THE 3000 COLLEGES WILL WELCOME STUDENTS BACK TO CAMPUS, MANY WITH A COMBINATION OF ONLINE CLASSES THE VOTER UNIVERSITY IS OPENING EARLY, SENDING STUDENTS HOME EARLY IN THE FALL, TO REDUCE THE RISK OF BRINGING COVE IT BACK ON CAMPUS >> ALESSANDRO IS ON THE FENCING TEAM, EAGER TO GET BACK >> ASKING HER PEOPLE WE NEED TO LOOK OUT FOR THE OLDER FOLKS

WE NEED TO BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR HOW WE ARE TREATING THEM >> Reporter: LIKE A LOT OF PARENTS, THE MOM BARBARA IS NERVOUS SHE IS LEAVING IN A PANDEMIC >> I AM NERVOUS IT IS A GUTWRENCHING DECISION I KNOW EVERYONE WANTS TO GO BACK, AND, I REALLY VALUE — I REALLY WANT HIM TO HAVE THE BEST POLITICS DURING THIS PERIOD >> HALF 1 MILLION STUDENTS IN THE CAL STATE SYSTEM, THE NATION'S BIGGEST WILL NOT BE RETURNING TO CLASSROOMS AND THE FALL, INSTEAD, THEY WILL REMAIN ONLINE

AMONG THEM, TAYLOR HELMS >> I'M DISAPPOINTED I WAS AT THE POINT WHERE I WAS ENJOYING GOING TO SCHOOL DOING LEARNING AND GOING TO CLASSES NOW THAT IT IS KIND OF — IT IS TAKEN AWAY FROM ME, THAT IS UPSETTING

I UNDERSTAND >> FOR UNIVERSITY LEADERS THESE ARE UNEASY TIMES >> PEOPLE WOULD LOVE TO TAKE CARE OF ONE ANOTHER PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO GO INTO BUILDINGS IN CERTAIN DIRECTIONS CAN'T EXIT ANOTHER DIRECTIONS IF PEOPLE CARE ABOUT ONE ANOTHER, YOU WILL SEE THAT IT WILL WORK OUT REALLY WELL

>> BACK HERE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, THEY PUT THE FINAL TOUCHES ON THE PLAN FOR THE FALL ONE ISSUE THAT THE SCHOOL IS DEALING WITH IS THAT ALL SCHOOLS ARE DEALING WITH WHAT IS THERE TO DO ABOUT THE SECOND WAVE OF THE PANDEMIC WHAT ABOUT THE FALL? ONCE CONTINGENCY ITEMS HAVE ALL STUDENTS GO TO ONLINE LEARNING, AFTER THANKSGIVING, THAT IS VERY MUCH ONE OF MANY OPTIONS THAT THEY ARE DISCUSSING >> THE ATTACK HAPPENED HERE AT THIS FAMILY CAMPGROUND AT YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

OFFICIALS SAY THAT 72-YEAR-OLD FROM CALIFORNIA WAS GORED AFTER GETTING TOO CLOSE TO A GRAZING BISON >> SHE WANTED ME TO TAKE A PHOTO SHE APPROACH WITHIN 10 FEET OF THE BISON, AT TIME, THE BISON WAS THREATENED IT CHARGED AT HER >> THE WOMAN THAT WAS NOT IDENTIFIED WAS AIRLIFTED TO THE HOSPITAL AND RELEASED

IT WAS THE SECOND-ATTACKING YELLOWSTONE'S AND THE PARK AT REOPEN LAST MONTH SINCE THE SHUTDOWN WHILE SOCIAL DISTANCING IS ENCOURAGED BETWEEN HUMANS, TOO MANY VISITORS ARE NOT SEEING THE SAME PRECAUTIONS WITH WILDLIFE >> THIS VIDEO SHOWS HOW AGGRESSIVE BISON CAN BE, WEIGHING 2000 POUNDS, THEY ARE EACH LEE HESITATED, MORE THAN ANY OTHER ANIMAL AT YELLOWSTONE THIS HORRIFYING VIDEO CAPTURED A NINE-YEAR-OLD GIRL BEING THROWN INTO THE AIR BY A BISON AFTER THE FAMILY GOT TOO CLOSE MIRACULOUSLY, SHE WAS OKAY

22-YEAR-OLD KELLY DAVIS BROKE HER ANKLE AFTER BEING CHARGED BY A HYPHEN IN UTAH >> I STARTED RUNNING AWAY THAT IS WHEN HE FLIPPED THE MAP AND THE AIR >> NEWS, ELK AND PEARS, IT IS THE MOST COMMON REASON WHY PEOPLE GET ATTACKED 300 MILLION VISITORS PER YEAR, INCIDENTS ARE RARE, BUT OWNERS SAY IT CAN HAPPEN WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECTED

A REPORTER SO THAT FIRSTHAND IN YELLOWSTONE, WHEN A BISON CHARGED OUT OF NOWHERE >> STAY FAR AWAY FROM WILD ANIMALS >> SOCIAL DISTANCING AND THE DISTANCE YOU SHOULD GIVE WILD ANIMALS IS VERY DIFFERENT, YOU SHOULD BE AWAY FROM BISON ABOUT 25 FEET WOLVES SHOULD GET 100 YARDS OR YOU SHOULD STAY IN THE CAR >>> WELCOME BACK, THERE IS NO HOLIDAY TRAVEL, BUT FIREFIGHTERS ARE RETURNING

THIS MORNING, YOU MIGHT HAVE SEEN THEY WILL ADD 25,000 NEW FLIGHTS FOR UNITED >>> TODAY, AIRLINE POLICIES ACTUALLY TAKE EFFECT SARA NELSON IS THE INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION OF FLIGHT ATTENDANTS THAT REPRESENT 50,000 FLIGHT ATTENDANTS ACROSS 20 AIRLINES SHE IS JOINING US LIVE GOOD MORNING

>> GOOD MORNING >> OKAY, STARTING TODAY, AMERICAN AIRLINES IS ALLOWING FLIGHTS TO BE BOOKED TO CAPACITY THAT MEANS THAT THEY WILL NO LONGER BLOCK OFF THE MIDDLE SEAT WHAT CONCERN DO YOU HAVE FOR YOUR FLIGHT ATTENDANTS, AND YOUR PASSENGERS WITH THE TRAINING? >> WE HAVE BEEN SAYING FROM THE VERY BEGINNING, THAT WHAT IS REQUIRED IS GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION A CLEAR PAN FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO BE ADVISED AROUND PUBLIC HEALTH POLICIES

WHEN YOU LEAVE IT TO PRIVATE INDUSTRY ALONE AND YOU HAVE A MAJOR DISRUPTOR LIKE THE PANDEMIC, THEN IT DOES NOT DELETE TO THE FACT OF THE OUTCOME PRIVATE INCENTIVES NEED TO BE MADE TO MAKE A DECISION AROUND PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES THAT IS WHY THE GOVERNMENT SETS PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY WE ARE DOWN TO ONLY 20 PERCENT OF THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT ARE TRAVELING SINCE A YEAR AGO THAT IS UNSUSTAINABLE

>> ALSO TAKING EFFECT TODAY, THIS WAS A BIG STORY THE EUROPEAN UNION OPENS THEIR BORDERS TO VISITORS US TRAVELERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED

HOW DOES THIS IMPACT THE AMERICAN AIRLINE INDUSTRY AND ITS REPUTATION? >> YES AVIATION TAKES A HIT, BUT IT'S AMERICA'S REPUTATION IT'S DEVASTATING WE FIGHT EVERY CORNER OF THE EARTH, WHEN SOME CAN ONLY CROSS BORDERS THAT IS SIMPLY BECAUSE OF THE REPUTATION OF AMERICA

IT'S BECAUSE OF OUR REPUTATION AND AVIATION AND OUR GOVERNANCE AND THE SAFETY, THE COMPETENCE THAT WE ARE THROWING ALL OF THAT OUT DOORS NORMALLY WHEN EPIDEMIC BREAKS OUT, IT IS USUALLY TRANSPORTATION THAT TAKES ACTION WITH GOVERNMENT COORDINATION IN ORDER TO STOP THE SPREAD OF TRANSPORTATION ISSUES WE HAVE CASES BREWING AT SUCH A RATE, AS DR FAUCI TESTIFIED YESTERDAY, THAT THE REST OF THE WORLD IS NOW SAYING THAT THIS IS OUT OF CONTROL

WE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO TRUST AMERICA TO STAY SAFE THAT'S A SIGNIFICANT ISSUE THAT WILL HAVE A MAJOR IMPACT FOR A VERY LONG TIME AND CUT US OFF FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD >> NORTH CAROLINA AND HAVE HAD TO TAKE IT UPON THEMSELVES TO IMPLEMENT OUR NEW POLICIES LIKE REQUIRING FACEMASKS, BUT AS HE SAID THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL NEED TO STEP IN, IT IS AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK TO ENFORCE THESE RULES, WHAT IS THE INCENTIVE FOR PASSENGERS ON THE PLANE TO LISTEN TO SOMETHING THAT YOU GUYS ARE SAYING? HOW COULD IT POSSIBLY HELP AS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STEPS IN? >> WE HAVE THE FACTS THE FIRST THING WE HAVE TO DO IS ATTACK THE VIRUS THEN, AVIATION IS AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE

WE GET GOOD BUSINESS SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY, ALL OF THE COMMUNITIES COUNT ON AVIATION TO BE CONNECTED WITH OTHER STATES AND THE REST OF THE WORLD THEY CONNECT THE PEOPLE AND THE SERVICES WE BRING TO COMMUNITIES EVERY SINGLE COUNTING COUNTS ON THIS IT IS THE BACKBONE OF OUR ECONOMY WE HAVE TO GET THIS RIGHT

WE STILL HAVE A LAYER OF SAFETY POLICIES AND PLACE AIRLINES ARE TAKING STEPS THAT THEY HAVE THE AMERICAN AIRLINES HAVE BEEN SOME OF THE BEST AT THE BEING VERY CLEAR THAT THEY ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE ISSUES THOSE OF US ON THE FRONT LINES WERE ESSENTIAL WORKERS AND SENTENCED TO PHASE 2 FOR THIS, WE ARE LEFT WITHOUT THE VACCINE OF OUR GOVERNMENT IN FACT OUR GOVERNMENT HAS LONG TOLD PEOPLE THAT THIS IS A POLITICAL DECISION INSTEAD OF A PUBLIC HEALTH DECISION

IT WILL NOT BE AS IF WE ARE TREATING THIS IN TOGETHER WE NEED TO LOOK AT THIS AS ATTACKING THE VIRUS, MAKING SURE THAT WE ARE KEEPING PEOPLE CONNECTED TO THEIR JOBS AND THEIR PAYCHECKS AND THEIR HEALTHCARE THAT IS WHAT THE AVIATION WORLD SUPPORTS TOGETHER THE AVIATION CARE ACT WILL BE EXTENDED TENS AND MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ARE OUT OF WORK RIGHT NOW

WE CAN CREATE A HEALTHCARE AREA TO ASK PEOPLE SELF-ASSESSMENT TO CHECK THEIR ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND HOW TO WEAR THE MASK, AND UNDERSTAND THAT WE HAVE SAFETY POLICIES AND PLACE THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE CAN TRAVEL WITHOUT TRAVELING UNSAFELY >> ALL THE STUFF THAT COULD BE TAKEN, THEY ARE COMPLETELY ABSENT CURRENTLY >> YES WE'RE ALL TALKING ABOUT IT THIS MORNING

IT IS TO THE POINT NOW WHERE IF WE WANT TO TRAVEL, WE WANT TO GET OUT THERE, THE FACT THAT PEOPLE ARE AFRAID — IF YOU HAVE TO TRAVEL RIGHT NOW, IF YOU HAVE TO RECOMMEND TO A FRIEND TO WHETHER OR NOT HE OR SHE SHOULD TRAVEL, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY? >> CASES ARE ON THE RISE BUT WE HAVE BEEN SEEING ACTUALLY IS CASES ARE CLIMBING THROUGHOUT THE DAY THE IDEA THAT YOU CAN REOPEN THE ECONOMY WITHOUT DIRECTING THE THREAT IT SELLS HAS LED TO A SPIKE IN THE CASES IT HAS INCREASED CONCERN AND PEOPLE FALL OFF ALREADY PEOPLE ARE VERY CONCERNED

AVIATION IS NOT GOING TO HAVE AN ISSUE AVIATION WILL NOT RESPOND UNLESS THEY GET THIS TO CHANGE IT IS SO OUT-OF- CONTROL THAT THEY ARE SAYING AT THIS POINT THE CONTACT TRACING IS THE ONLY THING THAT WORKS WE NEED TO VERY VERY SERIOUSLY LOOK AT HOW WE ARE ADDRESSING THE VIRUS FIRST, SO THAT WE CAN HAVE PEOPLE FEEL CONFIDENT ABOUT MOVING AROUND AND STARTING TO REENTER AVIATION, AND ALL THE PLACES THAT EXIST >> SARA NELSON, YOU MAKE IT POINTS

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US THIS MORNING >> THANK YOU WEAR YOUR MASK YOU NEED TO WEAR YOUR MASK THANK YOU

>> ABSOLUTELY I ALWAYS DO SUMMER KIDS PLA IN THE POOL BUT WITHOUT PROPER ATTENTION, FUN CAN QUICKLY TAKE A TRAGIC TURN

ON AVERAGE MORE THAN 950 KIDS DROWN EACH >>> WITHOUT PROPER ATTENTION, KIDS PLAYING IN THE POOL CAN TAKE A TRAGIC TURN ON AVERAGE, 960 KIDS DROWNING EACH HERE IN THE US DROWNING IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF UNINTENTIONAL DEATH AMONG KIDS AGES 1 TO 4 YEARS OLD >> YOU NEED TO BE WORRIED ABOUT PONDS LIKE THIS AND OTHER NATURAL BODIES OF WATER

SO, MARY IS AN AQUATICS DIRECTOR AT THE YMCA CAN YOU TALK TO US ABOUT THE BASIC STEPS AND WHY YOU THINK THAT THE SUMMER WE NEED TO BE ON EXTRA ALERT? >> WITH COVID- 19, CHILDREN HAVE NOT BEEN IN SCHOOL A LOT OF PLACES ARE CLOSING DOWN CAMPS A LOT OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE CLOSING ANSWER AT HOME AND WORKING AND THEY ARE DISTRACTED

WHAT WORRIES YOU? >> KIDS GET INTO THE WATER AND THEY ARE NOT BACK TO THE SURFACE >> THERE ARE BASIC THINGS YOU CAN EVALUATE HOW YOUR COMFORTABLE ARE SAFE AND THE WATER IT >> MY THREE-YEAR- OLD IS EAGER TO GO LET'S GO WE ARE SUITED UP AND READY TO GO

THEY KNOW HOW TO SWIM THIS WILL BE THEIR FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON WHAT SHOULD WE DO NOW? >> LOOK FOR A LIFEGUARD APPROVED LIFEJACKET YOU'RE ALSO LOOKING AT THE WEIGHT CATEGORY THIS LOOKS LIKE IT WILL FIT HER

30-50 POUNDS MAKE SURE FIT SNUGLY >> THE GIRLS ARE UP FOR A WATER COMMONS A CHECK >> WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE CONFIDENT IN THE WATER >> WHEN THEY COME BACK UP, MAKE SURE THEY KNOW THE SAFEST PLACE TO GET OUT

MAKE SURE THEY CLIMB OUT APPROPRIATELY A >> TO MAKE SURE THEY SWIM, FOR THE WATER — >> OKAY, WE HAVE A CHILD THAT IS NOT INTO BEING IN THE POOL THAT IS FINE LET THEM BE COMFORTABLE SOMETIMES THEY JUST HAVE TO PUT THEIR FEET IN

WE WILL ENSURE THAT THEY GET INTO THE WATER THEY WILL BE SAFE >> MOST OF THE TIME IT IS FINE BUT THEY CAN BE DANGEROUS BECAUSE THEY AFFECT THE WATER IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THERE ARE KIDS ON THE WATER BUT THERE ARE MAKE SURE YOU TAKE THESE OUT WHEN YOU ARE NOT USING THEM FOR SAFETY CONSIDERABLE ALARM

IT COMES WITH A WRISTBAND I WILL LET YOU LIGHTED KNOW RIGHT AWAY IF SOMEONE FALLS IN IT'S ALSO IMPORTANT TO HAVE A 30 DAY REOPENING AND YOU DON'T ALLOW LITTLE ONES TO SLIP THROUGH DON'T FORGET, KIDDIE POOLS AND ABOVEGROUND POOLS EXPERTS SAY THAT EXPERTS CAN AND DROWN IN AS LITTLE AS AN ENGINE HAPPEN WATER DEAR SMALL POOL, AND REMOVE THE LETTER FROM A LARGER POOL

NO MATTER WHAT KIND OF PLANARIAN, DESIGNATE A WATER WATCHER AN ADULT THAT IS ASSIGNED TO WATCH THE KIDS AT ALL TIME >> KEEP THEM SAFE WHILE SWIMMING THIS SUMMER >> EVEN IF YOUR TRANS HE'S A GOOD SWIMMER, FATIGUE KICKS IN AS THE DAY GOES ON REMIND THEM HYDRATING GIVE THEM A BREAK AND PUT ON THAT SUNSCREEN

FOR THOSE INEXPERIENCED SWIMMERS, THE AAP RECOMMENDS SUPERVISION, STAY WITHIN ARMS LENGTH OF THAT CHILD >>> SHINING A LIGHT ON THESE COMPANIES, IT'S MORE IMPORTANT AND THE UNPRECEDENTED DISRUPTION THAT IS BEING CAUSED BY CORONAVIRUS >> YES, THIS IS A REAL SHOT ON THE ARM FOR THESE AREAS WE ARE HERE WITH GOOD DEALS GOOD MORNING

TAKE A HUGE PIVOT IN THE WAKE OF COVID-19 BUT IT'S HOW THESE INCREDIBLE ENTREPRENEURS HAVE PIVOTED THEIR BUSINESS MODELS TO MAKE THINGS WORK THAT CONTINUES OUR SMALL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS SERIES WE'LL SHOW YOU THREE INCREDIBLE BUSINESS OWNERS AND THEN ALLOW YOU TO SHOP TO SUPPORT AND OF COURSE BECAUSE IT'S ME, THERE WILL BE A DEAL LET'S START WITH OUR FIRST BUSINESS OWNER THE OWNER IS SHANNON VAUGHN FROM MARYLAND

SHE HAS SIX EMPLOYEES PERSOMA WORKS WITH FIRMS ACROSS THE GLOBE AND ALL INGREDIENTS IN THIS WELLNESS LINE ARE 100% NONTOXIC, UNPROCESSED, AND VEGAN NON-GMO AND CRUELTY FREE SHE SUFFERS FROM ANXIETY AND DISCOVERED MEDITATION AND CLEANSING BATH RITUALS SHE SAID SAVED HER LIFE HER BUSINESS WAS THRIVING PRE-PANDEMIC IN LUXURY SPAS AND HOTELS BUT HAVE SHIFTED TO DIRECT TO CUSTOMER SO WE'LL HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THE PRODUCTS HERE

AND SHE'S OFFERING THESE WHICH WE CAN ALL USE RIGHT NOW THE DESTRESS KIT FOR OUR VIEWERS $29 AND ALSO OFFERING 30% OFF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER ON THEIR WEBSITE USING THE CODE >>> YOU CAN SEE ALL THE NEWS ON IS >>> THE OWNER IS WEARING ONE OF HER NECKLACES

LOCATED IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, THEY MAKE ALL OF THE PRODUCTS, THEY DESIGN CELL, AND A LOCAL GIFT SHOP IT IS CREATED IN 2015 THEY WANTED TO CREATE AN AFFORDABLE BREWERY LINE THAT ALLOWS OTHERS TO BE HAPPY WITH YOUR IDEA RIGHT NOW, IF YOU'RE A FAN OF CHARLESTON, MANY OF THE PIECES ARE NAMED AFTER A STREET OR STATE IN THE AREA THE PANDEMIC HAS CAUSED MANY TO WORK HARDER AND MORE EFFICIENTLY, AND MAKE BUSINESSES ACCESSIBLE

WE HAVE SOME OF HER ITEMS WE HAVE A LOT OF THEM WITH HER MOTHER SHE IS OFFERING 80 PERCENT OFF USING THE HASHTAG — MANY OF THE CASES ARE HAND- PAINTED GO ON THE WEBSITE TO FIND THEM WITH ALL THE DIFFERENT OPTIONS LAST UP, THIS IS SOMETHING FUN FOR THEY WILL FAMILY

IT IS CALLED 30 COOKIE MILK AND COOKIES TOGETHER THE OWNER IS MISS MORAN, LOCATED IN CALIFORNIA WITH SEVEN EMPLOYEES SHE STARTED IT WHEN HER DAUGHTER WAS FIVE MONTHS OLD WHILE WORKING FULL-TIME AT ANOTHER JOB FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS, IT HITS CELEBRITY EVENTS BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC, THEY LOST THEIR CATERING BUSINESS OVERNIGHT, AND THEY PIVOTED AND THEY ARE NOW DOING COOKIE SHOPS ONLINE FOR ALL AGES

THEY EVEN HAVE KITS THAT YOU CAN USE TO MAKE YOUR OWN I MADE MY OWN RIGHT HERE I STILL WANT TO OFFER THEM TO YOU AND THE STUDIO THEY OFFER 20 PERCENT OFF USERS USING THE CODE TODAY 20 THERE ARE FOUR FLAVORS YOU CAN HAVE THEM WITH COFFEE OR ICE CREAM, GOOD IF YOU'RE HAVING SOCIAL DISTANCING BARBECUES, THERE'S ALSO A GLUTEN-FREE OPTION, AGAIN, HAVE DECORATING KIT SO YOU CAN DO WITH THE FAMILY

HERE IS THE SMALL BUSINESSES OUR SMALL BUSINESS SOLUTION, I WILL DO THIS AS AN OPEN COOKIE SHOT FOR YOU AND DO THAT FOR YOU A >> WE WOULD HAVE TO TEST THOSE COOKIES HIM >> ALL RIGHT I WOULD LOSE THE MILK AND PUT KAHLZA AND

>> FOR THOSE DEALS, GO TO TMR WCOM >>> CALIFORNIA IS IN CRISIS, AS A NUMBER OF CONFIRMED INFECTIONS ACROSS THE STATE SOURCED AT 227,000, NEARLY ALL OF THEM SICK LIVE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY THE REGION SCRAMBLES TO REVERSE COURSE, SHUTTING DOWN REOPENING BEACHES PEERS AND BARS, AHEAD OF THE FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY >> WE ARE NOT SAVING OUR PATIENTS LIKELY WANT TO

NOT AS EFFICIENTLY AS WE CAN >> ONE OF THE VERSES OF THE LOCKDOWN, CALIFORNIA'S LARGEST IN TROUBLE HOSPITALIZATION HERE IN LA COUNTY IS NOW AT A RECORD HIGH FOR ICU, THEY COULD SEE ME FALL >> AFTER SCENES LIKE THESE AND ARIZONA, THE GOVERNOR HAS NOW ORDERED NIGHT CLASSES, BARS AND GEMS HAVE TO SHUT DOWN

GROUPS LARGER THAN 50 PEOPLE THAT STARTED IN- PERSON CLASSES ARE NOW DELAYED >> WE CANNOT BE UNDER ANY ILLUSION THAT THE VIRUS IS GOING TO GO AWAY >> 90 PERCENT OF ICU BEDS ARE NOW OCCUPIED DOCTORS SEE A 20 PERCENT POSITIVE RATE >> THAT MEANS THAT MOST OF THE PEOPLE, OR A LOT OF THE PEOPLE THAT ARE TESTING ARE SICK

A LOT OF THEM DON'T KNOW THEIR SICK AND THAT THEY WILL END UP IN THE HOSPITAL A >> WITH HOSPITALS STRESSED, 17 STATES ARE REVERSING A PLAN TO REOPEN IT TEXAS CASES INCREASE BY NEARLY 7000 THE HIGHEST SINGLE DAY SPIKE SINCE THE PANDEMIC HAD STARTED NEW JERSEY DID NOT PROCEED WITH INDOOR PLANNING AS THOUGHT

BACK IN CALIFORNIA, 28 MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY CONTRACT ENCODED RICHARD LOST HIS DADDY FOR FATHER'S DAY >> THE LAST THING MY DAD SAW WAS ME SUFFOCATING I HAD NO CHANCE OF TELLING MY DAD THAT I'M OKAY AND I AM RECOVERING IT HURTS

>> THE TRUE COST, MEASURED NOT BY NUMBERS — >> THERE ARE DARK CLOUDS ON THE HORIZON WE HAVE MADE TREMENDOUS PROGRESS THIS IS NOT OVER 35 STATES HE AND INCREASED INFECTION RATE DR

FAUCI, WHO TENDS TO BE THE VOICE OF REASON NOW SAYS HE WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED IF WE SAW 100,000 CASES A DAY ALL OF THIS, ALL OF THESE MODELS, ALL OF THESE MODELS WHAT THEY ARE DOING, IS — THEY ARE EXTRAPOLATING FROM THE FACT THAT THEY SEE TODAY OKAY? THAT'S AN IMPORTANT POINT TO UNDERSTAND I DID NOT UNDERSTAND THAT IN THE BEGINNING I SAID THAT THEY WERE PROJECTING

THAT'S WHAT I SAID WHETHER IT IS NICE TODAY, BUT WE PROJECT IT IS GOING TO BE BAD ON FRIDAY RIGHT? THAT IS NOT WHAT THESE PROJECTIONS DO THEY SAY GETTING THE NUMBERS TODAY, IF YOU HAVE MORE SPREAD AND NUMBERS, THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN THEY TAKE YOUR SITUATION TODAY, AND THEY ARE SAYING, BY WHERE YOU ARE JUST TODAY, THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN

WHAT DR FAUCI IS SAYING, IS THAT WE COULD GO UP TO ONE 2002 PER DAY HE SAYS THAT BY THE CURRENT RATE OF INCREASE, WE COULD GO TO 100,000 PER DAY THAT, I FRIENDS IS CRAZY WHERE THE COUNTRY IS COMPARED TO THE EUROPEAN UNION, THEY HAD IT FIRST, WE GOT IT FROM THEM

WE DID NOT KNOW IT THEY ARE ON THE DECLINE, WE ARE ON THE INCLINE, THEY HAVE DONE A TRAVEL BAN AGAINST US THINK ABOUT SIMPLY HOW IRONIC THAT IS THEY HAD IT, THEY SENT IT TO US, THEY HAD DEALT WITH IT WE ARE GOING UP HIGHER, AND NOW THEY CAN US

LOOK AT WHAT IS GOING ON AROUND THE NATION THESE ARE FACTS THIS IS NOT EDITORIAL COMMENT, THESE ARE SIMPLY FACTS MANY WILL SAY, THERE IS NO PROBLEM, NO VIRUS THE DEMOCRATIC SOLUTION? OH — CASES ARE GOING UP, THAT IS ONLY BECAUSE THE TESTING IS GOING UP

REALLY? THEN WHY ARE MORE PEOPLE GOING INTO THE HOSPITALS? PEOPLE DON'T GO INTO HOSPITALS UNLESS PEOPLE ARE GETTING SICK IT'S A FACT ARIZONA, OTHER STATES THAT WERE IN DENIAL RIGHT? THEY UNDERESTIMATE THE VIRUS NOW, THEY ARE ALL SINGING A DIFFERENT TUNE

NOW, THEY ARE ALL STARTING TO SAY THAT WE HAVE TO TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY WE MUST START WEARING MASKS THEY ARE SAYING THAT THEY ARE GOING BACKWARDS ON THE REOPENING PLANS, WHICH IS JUST WHAT WE HAD TALKED ABOUT HAPPENING YOU WERE IN THE ROOM MANY TIMES, AND I HAD SAID, IF YOU REOPEN TOO FAST, BUT WILL WIND UP HAPPENING IS THAT HE WILL HAVE TO CLOSE THEN ALEXIS THAT WOULD BE THE WORST SITUATION

IT WILL BE THE WORSE FOR THE ECONOMY, IT WILL BE THE WORST FOR PEOPLE AND YOU WILL LOSE MORE PEOPLE IN THE MEANTIME THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT IS HAPPENING STATES ARE NOW HAVING TO ROLL BACK THERE REOPENING PLANS THE FACT IS THAT THE BUCK STOPS ON THE PRESIDENT DESK THAT IS A FACT

THAT IS WHAT IT MEANS TO BE THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES THE BUCK STOPS ON MY DESK IN THIS STATE, THE BUCK STOPS ON MY DESK IT IS THE FACT THAT I AM THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE, IT STOPS ON MY DESK IT DOES NOT JUST STOP ON THE PRESIDENT DESK, BECAUSE HE IS SIMPLY THE PRESIDENT, THIS IS ALSO THE WORDS THAT CAME OUT OF HIS MOUTH

HE WAIN DENIAL OF THE COVID-19 VIRUS FROM DAY ONE IT'S THE FLU, IT WILL GO AWAY, IT IS NOT GOING UP, THE CENTER TESTING GO UP HE IS DENYING THE REALITY OF THE SITUATION FROM DAY ONE REOPEN RIGHT AWAY REOPEN RIGHT AWAY

DELIBERATE THE STATES I HAD ALL OF THE DEMONSTRATIONS EVERY DAY LIBERATE, LIBERATE, LIBERATE YOU ARE ARTIFICIALLY KEEPING THE ECONOMY CLOSED THERE IS NO REASON

THAT CAME FROM TRUMP SOMETIMES WHEN THE PRESIDENT SPEAKS, PEOPLE LISTEN EVEN IF THE PRESIDENT IS TRUMP SOMETIMES, THEY LISTEN THOSE REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS HAD LISTENED

A LOT OF REPUBLICANS LISTENED THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TOGETHER WERE IN CLOSE QUARTERS, AND HE HELD A RALLY WITHOUT MASKS WHAT SIGNAL DOES THAT SEND TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE? IT IS A HUGE PROBLEM IN THE UNITED STATES BRINGING THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TOGETHER

IT IS A HUGE PROBLEM EVERYTHING IS A PROBLEM BECAUSE NOTHING WAS DONE FOR IT IT'S WRONG THE BUCK STOPS ON HIS DESK IT IS HIS MOUTH

HE DENIED THE REALITY OF THE VIRUS DO YOU KNOW WHAT, MR PRESIDENT? THAT REALITY WINS EVERY TIME EVERY TIME YOU DO NOT DEFEAT REALITY

DENYING REALITY DOES NOT DEFEAT REALITY HE HAS LIVED IN DENIAL HE HAS BEEN DENYING SCIENTIFIC FACTS FROM DAY ONE SHE HAS BEEN DENYING BUT EVERY HEALTH EXPERT IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WOULD SAY HE HAS DENIED WHAT HIS OWN CDC HAD SAID

CDC WHEN THEY FIRST PROJECTED THIS ON MARCH 13 AT A MINIMUM, 2 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE BEEN HOSPITALIZED DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY 2 MILLION IS? THE NATION ONLY HAS 900,000 HOUSES BUT BEDS THEY HAD SAID 2 MILLION WILL REQUIRE HOSPITALIZATION

LOOK AT WHAT THEY WERE SAYING THE PETER NAVARRO MEMO 1 MILLION COULD DIE SCIENCE ADVISORS DENIED CDC, THEY DENIED DR FAUCI, THEY HAD DENIED THEM ALL

REALITY WINS REALITY HAS ONE NOW, THE COUNTRY IS SUFFERING GREATLY BECAUSE OF THE PRESIDENT IT IS TIME FOR HIM TO CHANGE COURSE WHEN YOU ARE IN A HOLE, STOP DIGGING

IT IS TIME FOR THE PRESIDENT TO TELL THE TRUTH THE FIRST THING THAT HE CAN DO, IS COME CLEAN COME CLEAN TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, ADMIT THE THREAT OF THE VIRUS ADMIT THAT YOU WERE WRONG IT IS NOT AN ADMISSION

EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT YOU WERE WRONG DOES NOT COST YOU ANYTHING AT LEAST HAVE THE COURAGE IN ORDER TO ADMIT WHAT EVERYBODY ELSE ALREADY KNOWS YOU WERE WRONG I SEND A MESSAGE TO THIS NATION THAT WE WOULD HAVE TO MOBILIZE OUR CITIZENS

WE HAVE TO MOBILIZE OUR GOVERNMENT AND WE HAVE TO START DOING SOMETHING ABOUT THIS TAKE ONE EASY STEP THAT WILL SEND THE POWERFUL A MESSAGE PUT A MASK ON IT PUT A MASK ON IT THE NEXT TIME YOU SMILE AT THE CAMERA, PUT A MASK ON IT

IT'S THE BEST THING THAT YOU CAN DO IN THE MEANTIME, NEW YORK CITY IS DOING GREAT ON THE NUMBERS WE ARE DOING GREAT BUT, I FEEL THAT THERE'S A HUGE STORM CLOUD ON THE HORIZON IF YOU LOOK AT OUR NUMBERS, THEY ARE GREAT

THE NUMBER OF DEATHS IS ONLY 11 WE DON'T WANT TO SEE ANYONE DIE THE HIGHEST WAS 100 100 IS AS LOW AS IT HAS EVER BEEN THE THREE DAY AVERAGE ON THE NUMBER OF DEATHS, THAT IS HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

WE DID 56,000 TESTS YESTERDAY A POSITIVE RATE OF 11 IS ALSO VERY GOOD ACROSS THE REGION, THE NUMBERS ARE SOLID

YOU CAN LOOK EVEN WITHIN THE CITY OF NEW YORK , THE NUMBERS WERE GOOD THE NUMBERS WERE STEADY WE DO NOT SEE ANY RED FLAGS ANYWHERE WE HAVE THE DATA TOTALLY ANALYZED EVERY DAY REMEMBER, THE KEY TO WHAT WE'RE DOING IS INFECTION RATE

PEOPLE TALK ABOUT THAT FROM DAY ONE NO ONE EVER DATED THE LEVEL THAT WE ARE DOING IT — 4 MILLION TESTS IN NEW YORK WE ONLY HAVE 19 MILLION PEOPLE IN NEW YORK SO, IT'S AN EXTRAORDINARY NUMBER OF TESTS

THAT IS WHAT IS GUIDING US THIS IS EXTRAORDINARY I HAVE A WEIRD SENSE OF WHAT IS EXTRAORDINARY NEW YORK STATE IS DOING MORE TESTS PER CAPITA THAN ANY OTHER NATION ON THE GLOBE LOOK AT THIS CHART

SOUTH KOREA, CANADA, THE UK, THE REST OF THE US STATES, ITALY, LOOK AT HOW MUCH THE STATE OF NEW YORK IS DOING THAT IS THE KEY IT IS THE KEY TO OUR SUCCESS

IF YOU TEST, YOU WILL FIND PEOPLE WHO ARE POSITIVE YOU FIND PEOPLE WHO ARE POSITIVE, YOU WILL THEN HAVE THE TREE THINK, AND YOU CAN FIND OUT WHERE THEY GOT IT YOU CAN ISOLATE THEM YOU CAN REDUCE THE SPREAD THAT IS HOW IT WORKS

THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE ALWAYS SAID ABOUT IT WORKING WE JUST HAD TO MAKE IT WORK THIS WAS THE CHALLENGE IF YOU WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT, EAT LESS EXERCISE MORE

IT'S SIMPLE YOU WILL LOSE WEIGHT THE CAVEAT? WEARING A MASK IS HARD EXERCISE EVERY DAY? EATING RIGHT? IT'S A PAIN IN THE [NULL] IF YOU WANT TO MANAGE THE CODED VIRUS? — MANAGE THE COVID-19 VIRUS? SOCIAL DISTANCE

THAT IS THE FORMULA IT IS HARD TO DO 750 TESTING SITES THINK ABOUT SETTING UP 750 TESTING SITES IT HAS NEVER EXISTED BEFORE

WE DID IT NOW, WE HAVE EXPANDED OUR TESTING CRITERIA WE NOW HAVE INCREASED OUR TESTING CAPACITY, THAT WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO EXPAND OUR TESTING CRITERIA WE PRIORITIZE TESTING CRITERIA THE NUMBERS

PEOPLE WHO WERE EXPOSED TO A POSITIVE PEOPLE WHO WERE ESSENTIAL WORKERS, PEOPLE WHO WERE IN NURSING HOMES AND PRIORITIZED WE NEVER PUT MEMBERS OF THE PRESS ON THAT PRIORITY LIST NOTHING PERSONAL WE ARE NOW OPENING TESTING TO ALL NEW YORKERS

WE HAVE THAT MUCH CAPACITY ALL NEW YORKERS CAN NOW GO AND GET A TEST WHAT I AM THANKFUL ABOUT WITH NEW YORKERS TODAY, AND WHAT I AM SAYING, IS GO GET A TEST IT COSTS YOU NOTHING IT DOESN'T HURT

I DID A TEST ON TV I DIDN'T FLINCH TAKE A TEST IT'S OPEN EVERYONE NEW YORK CITY, WE HAVE NEW PROBLEMS

THESE ARE THE STORM CLOUDS THAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE DONE, FROM DAY ONE, IS, WE HAVE BEEN SMART ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE DONE WHEN HANDLING COVID-19 WE DID NOT GET HYSTERICAL, EMOTIONAL, WE DO NOT PANIC ALSO, WE ANTICIPATED THINGS SERIOUSLY RIGHT? THE ISSUE THAT YOU HAVE IN FRONT OF YOU, IF YOU ONLY SEE THAT, YOU ARE GOING TO LOSE

YOU HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FIGHT YOU HAVE TO GET AHEAD OF IT AT THE BEGINNING, I WAS ALWAYS SAYING, THIS VIRUS HAS BEEN AHEAD OF US WE ARE REACTING WE'RE ALWAYS REACTING TO THE VIRUS

THE VIRUS IS THIS, NOW HAVE TO SCRAMBLE, NOW WE HAVE TO SCRAMBLE YOU NEVER WIN THAT WAY YOU HAVE TO GET AHEAD OF THE VIRUS WHAT WE NOW DO IS THAT WE ANTICIPATE WHAT COULD HAPPEN, AND WE ALSO ANTICIPATE THE ISSUE BEFORE IT HAPPENS AND HOCKEY, I TALKED TO PEOPLE ABOUT DON'T SKATE TO WHERE THE PUCK IS, SKATE TO WHERE THE PUCK IS GOING TO BE

GET AHEAD OF IT THAT IS WHAT WE DO WITH THE VIRUS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN? HOW DO WE GET THERE? STAY HAD OF THE VIRUS YOU HAVE TO STAY AHEAD OF THE VIRUS CITIZEN COMPLIANCE IS ESSENTIAL

THAT IS A FACT LOOK AT PICTURES LOOK AT ANY STREET IN MANHATTAN GO TO BROOKLYN GO TO QUEENS

GO TO THE BRONX CITIZEN COMPLIANCE IS SLIPPING I GET IT I UNDERSTAND THE WEATHER'S WARM, I MISS MY FRIENDS, THE GOVERNOR SAYS EVERYTHING IS GOOD

GOVERNOR SAYS EVERYTHING'S GOOD I BRING A MASK I'M UNAWARE OF I TAKE IT OFF I FEEL GOOD THAT I HAVE MY MASK OFF

I CAN DO ANYTHING I GOT IT I GET COMPLIANCE IS SLIPPING I UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS A VERY REAL PROBLEM

EVEN IF YOU ARE YOUNG PEOPLE, EVEN IF THE COMPLIANCE SLIPS AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE, YOUNG PEOPLE CAN GET SICK LOOK AROUND THE COUNTRY LOOK AT THE PLACES WHERE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE SICK THEY ARE SITTING IN A FEW BEDS THAT WAS OLD INFORMATION AND BAD INFORMATION THAT SAID THAT PEOPLE DO NOT GET SICK

YOUNG PEOPLE CAN NOW INFECT OLDER PEOPLE CERTAINLY IF YOU GO HOME, YOU CAN INFECT YOUR PARENTS YOU CAN WALK PAST SOMEONE, YOU CAN HAVE A CONVERSATION, YOU WILL INFECT OTHER PEOPLE OLDER PEOPLE CAN DIE

THAT IS WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT EVEN IF YOU WANT TO RISK YOUR OWN YOUNG LIFE, BECAUSE YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU ARE IMMUNE AND YOU ARE A SUPERHERO, WHY WOULD YOU RISK SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE? THAT IS A PROBLEM IT IS A MAJOR PROBLEM THE GOVERNMENT IS TO ENFORCE COMPLIANCE, THAT IS A GOVERNMENTAL ROLE IT IS NOT HAPPENING

I HAVE SET FROM DAY ONE, WE ARE CLEAR FROM DAY ONE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS DON'T HAVE ANY LEGAL AUTHORITY TO DETERMINE OPENING, REOPENING, OF SCHOOLS, BUSINESSES, RESTAURANTS, OFFICES, ANY OF THOSE THINGS THAT IS A FUNCTION OF STATE GOVERNMENT ALL OF THE OPENINGS, ALL OF THE REOPENING'S IT IS ALL DONE BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT

EVERY COUNTY IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK EVERY CITY AND THE STATE OF NEW YORK THAT IS MY JOB THEIR JOB, THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS JOB, HAS BEEN BRACING, PACING, ENFORCEMENT, ENFORCEMENT OF COMPLIANCE ENFORCEMENT OF COMPLIANCE BEFORE THIS

THAT IS THEIR MAIN JOB I'LL TAKE ALL OF THE ABUSE FOR THE OPENING OF THE REOPENING I HAVE A PROMISE THAT THEY HAD ONE JOB TESTING, TRACING, AND ENFORCE COMPLIANCE

THEY MUST DO IT IF YOU HAVE CITIZEN COMPLIANCE THAT IS DROPPING, AND YOU DO NOT HAVE LOCAL GOVERNMENT THAT ENFORCES, YOU WILL NOT SEE THE VIRUS GO AWAY PERIOD ONE PLUS ONE EQUALS TWO ONE PLUS ONE EQUALS TWO

YOU CAN SEE IT, JUST OPEN YOUR EYES YOU CAN SEE THAT CITIZENS COMPLIANCE IS SLIPPING YOU'LL SEE GOVERNMENTS NOT CORRECTING IT WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN? THE VIRUS IS GOING TO SPIKE IT'S THAT SIMPLE

IT'S THAT CLEAR THAT IS THE REALITY THE VIRUS SPREADS WE ARE BACK TO THE MOUNTAIN I'M GOING TO BRING THE MOUNTAIN BACK

I JUST WANT TO REMIND YOU OF WHAT HAPPENS WHAT THE MOUNTAIN IS IN ALBANY I AM BRINGING THE MOUNTAIN BACK LOCAL GOVERNMENT DOES NOT COMPLY, WE ARE BACK TO THE MOUNTAIN THAT IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN

THAT IS INARGUABLE THE STATE IS GOING TO CREATE THEIR OWN ENFORCEMENT CAPACITY IN ORDER TO SUPPLEMENT THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENFORCEMENT I DO NOT HAVE THE RESOURCES, ESPECIALLY NOW, IN ORDER TO DO THIS STATEWIDE WE HAVE STATE POLICE, WE HAVE HEALTH AND FACTORS, WE HAVE AUTHORITY 500 POLICE OFFICERS, 500 POLICE DEPARTMENTS ARE IN THE STATE

500 POLICE DEPARTMENTS I CANNOT SUPPLEMENT 500 POLICE DEPARTMENTS THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT HAS TO DO THEIR JOB THE SECOND PROBLEM, THE SECOND STORM CLOUD, THE VIRUS IS INCREASING WE HAVE 16 STATES THAT ARE NOW QUARANTINED FROM NEW YORK THE STATE

WE HAVE A RATE OF INFECTION 16 STATES THAT IS HOW FAST THE INFECTION IS SPREADING CHANCES ARE, WHATEVER WE DO, PEOPLE FROM THOSE 16 STATES ARE GOING TO MAKE THEIR WAY HERE AND THAT IS HOW WE GOT INFECTED THE FIRST TIME

WE GOT INFECTED BY PEOPLE COMING FROM EUROPE THROUGH OUR AIRPORTS NOW, WE CAN GET INFECTED BY PEOPLE COMING FROM FLORIDA, ARIZONA, OTHER STATES, THROUGH OUR AIRPORTS OUR INFECTION RATE IS LOW WE KNOW THAT PHASE III DINING WE ARE GOING TO POSTPONE

YOU POSTPONE UNTIL THE FACTS CHANGE THE FACTS HAVE TO CHANGE AT THIS OPPONENT IT IS IMPRUDENT EVERYTHING ELSE IS GOING TO CONTINUE EVERYTHING ELSE IS CONTINUING ALL ACROSS THE STATE

THIS IS A NEW YORK CITY ONLY MODIFICATION BECAUSE, FRANKLY, IT IS A PROBLEM THAT IS MOST PRONOUNCED IN NEW YORK CITY CAPITAL PHASE GOES TO PHASE 4 ALL THE NUMBERS ARE GOOD ACROSS THE STATE BUT WE HAVE A PROBLEM IN NEW YORK CITY

AND AGAIN, IT IS PARTIALLY THE OTHER STATES GOING UP, AND WE ARE WORRIED ABOUT THAT AND IT IS PARTIALLY LACK OF CITIZEN COMPLIANCE AND LACK OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMPLIANCE ENFORCEMENT I HAVE ASKED THE PEOPLE TO DO IT 157 TIMES, AND I UNDERSTAND THEY ARE GETTING BORED I HAVE TOLD GOVERNMENT THAT IS THEIR JOB

AND I HAVE TOLD THEM, DO YOUR JOB IF THEY DON'T, THOSE TWO THINGS HAPPEN, THE VIRUS GOES UP PERIOD WE ARE ALSO URGING PEOPLE TO WEAR MASKS WE HAVE A NUMBER OF NATIONAL FRANCHISES THAT ARE AGREEING TO HAVE THEIR STORES WEAR MASKS IN THE STATES WHERE IT IS APPROPRIATE

SO THIS IS NOT JUST A NEW YORK THING WEAR A MASK WE WERE THE MOST AGGRESSIVE ON MASKS WE WERE THE FIRST ON MASKS CALIFORNIA JUST WENT TO MASKS LIKE LAST WEEK, BELIEVE IT OR NOT

SO, WE DID IT RIGHT, AND THESE NATIONAL MANUFACTURERS ARE NOW JOINING WITH US WE HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THE FACTS AND FOLLOWING THE DATA AND IT IS WORKING WE DID THE IMPOSSIBLE WE WENT FROM WORST INFECTION RATE IN THE UNITED STATES TO BEST INFECTION RATE IN THE UNITED STATES ISN'T THAT AMAZING WHAT NEW YORKERS DID? IT IS REALLY INCREDIBLE, WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT

AND WE HAVE OFFERED OUR HELP TO STATES ACROSS THE NATION WHO MAY NEED IT STAY NEW YORK TOUGH, SMART, UNITED, DISCIPLINED MOST OF ALL, LOVING LOVING ARE WE LOVING TODAY? ARE WE FEELING LOVING? IF YOU ARE LOVING, YOU WILL ASK NO QUESTIONS

>> Reporter: ABSOLUTELY WE WILL SO INDOOR DINING SCREECHES TO A PAUSE AND THAT IS A HEARTBREAKER FOR THE ECONOMY AS YOU KNOW WHAT ASPECT OF IT HAS TO DO WITH THE AIR CONDITIONING? BECAUSE IF THAT IS TRUE, ALL MERCHANTS AND RESTAURANT OWNERS FEEL THAT IS A CONCERN >> AIR CONDITIONING FILTRATION CAN BE A BENEFIT

CAN'T HURT CAN'T BE A NEGATIVE CAN ONLY BE A POSITIVE BUT IT IS NOT DETERMINATIVE IN ANY WAY THEY HAVE DONE STUDIES ON AIR CONDITIONERS AND THEY HAVE FILTERS THAT ARE EFFECTIVE AT FILTERING OUT THE COVID-19 VIRUS, OR IF NOT THE COVID-19 VIRUS, THE DROPLETS THAT CARRY THE VIRUS

BUT THIS IS JUST AN ADDED BENEFIT IT IS NOT DETERMINATIVE, ONE WAY OR THE OTHER YOU KNOW, WE ARE JUST TRYING TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN AND ON THE STRATEGY OF DO EVERYTHING YOU CAN, IF YOU FIND AN AIR CONDITIONING FILTER THAT CAN HELP, THEN RECOMMEND IT AND I RECOMMENDED IT

YOU DO SEE, ACROSS THE COUNTRY, BY THE WAY, MORE AND MORE DATA THAT SAYS THEY ARE HAVING PROBLEMS IN INDOOR PLACES WITH AIR CONDITIONING BECAUSE YOU ARE RECIRCULATING THE AIR, RIGHT? OUTSIDE IS BETTER YOU HAVE MORE AIR COMING THROUGH, MOVING DROPLETS, ET CETERA THE INDOOR SPACE POSES THE OPPOSITE YOU ARE RECIRCULATING THE AIR

AND NOW WE'LL GET VERY TECHNICAL VERY FAST WHEN YOU RECIRCULATE, HOW MUCH NEW AIR ARE YOU ADDING? AND ARE YOU REALLY JUST RECIRCULATING? BECAUSE IF YOU ARE RECIRCULATING EXISTING AIR, AND THERE IS SOMEBODY WHO IS COVID-19 POSITIVE IN THAT AIR, AND THEN THAT AIR IS RECIRCULATING, WELL THAT IS NOT A GOOD THING AND WHEN IT RECIRCULATES, DOES IT ACTUALLY GET FILTERED? >> IF NOT, PEOPLE ARE JUST SITTING THERE, BREATHING THE SAME RECIRCULATED AIR AN ANALOGY GIVEN TO ME, PEOPLE TEND TO GET SICK ON AIRPLANES BECAUSE OF RECIRCULATED AIR SO AIR CONDITIONING FILTERS WILL NOT BE THE BE ALL AND END ALL, BUT THEY MIGHT BE BENEFICIAL AND IF THEY MIGHT BE BENEFICIAL, WHY NOT DO IT? >> Reporter: GOVERNOR, ONE THING ABOUT THE RESTAURANTS THAT JUST FEEL ON THE BRINK, WHAT CAN YOU TELL THEM, MAYBE SAY, THEY ARE REALLY GOING TO WANT TO KNOW ARE YOU TALKING DAYS, WEEKS, MONTHS? >> WELL IT DEPENDS ON WHAT THEY DO ALSO, RIGHT? THIS IS THE BEAUTIFUL BUT THE UNIQUE CHARACTERISTIC OF ALL OF THIS IS I'M NOT MAKING THESE DECISIONS

WE ARE MAKING THESE DECISIONS IT DEPENDS ON WHAT WE DO IT DEPENDS ON WHAT THEY DO WE HAVE TO REDUCE THE CONCENTRATION AND GATHERINGS OF PEOPLE I GET IT'S HARD

BUT CITIZENS HAVE TO DO IT NUMBER ONE NUMBER TWO, ESTABLISHMENTS CAN HELP YOU SEE YOU ARE SELLING BEER TO GO, AND YOU SEE 25 PEOPLE HANGING OUT IN FRONT, OKAY, THEY ARE YOUR PATRONS, BUT YOU CAN HELP YOU CAN SAY COME ON GUYS, DO ME A FAVOR, MOVE ALONG, THIS ISN'T HELPFUL

LOCAL GOVERNMENT HAS TO STEP UP, AND DO THEIR JOB IT IS DEPENDENT ON WHAT WE DO YOU KNOW? BACK TO WEIGHT LOSS WHEN AM I GOING TO LOSE 10 POUNDS? DEPENDS ON WHAT I DO CAN YOU TELL ME IF IT IS GOING TO BE A WEEK OR TWO WEEKS? IT IS PURELY IN MY CONTROL

BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW DISCIPLINED I'M GOING TO BE AND I DON'T KNOW, EXACTLY HOW DISCIPLINED I'M GOING TO STAY TO MY EXERCISE, ET CETERA IF CITIZENS COMPLY, IF BUSINESSES HELP US WITH IT, IF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT STEPS UP, AND DOES THE ENFORCEMENT, THEN WE'LL BE IN GOOD SHAPE >>> GOVERNOR, AN UPDATE ON THE METRICS ON WHETHER THE QUARANTINE HAS BEEN EFFECTIVE? >> WELL, WE HAVE NOT HAD A PERSON TEST POSITIVE WHO HAS COME IN POST QUARANTINE >> Reporter: I'M SORRY, GOVERNOR

JUST TO FOLLOW- UP NOBODY HAS TESTED POSITIVE BUT HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN TESTED THAT HAVE RECENTLY BEEN VISITING OUT OF STATE? >> I CAN GET YOU THE DENOMINATOR WE DO RANDOM WE DO 60,000, ABOUT, TESTS PER DAY

AND MANY OF THEM ARE RANDOM LIKE IF YOU ARE WALKING DOWN THE STREET, YOU COULD GET TESTED MOST IMPORTANTLY, IF YOU CAME FROM FLORIDA AND YOU GOT SICK WHILE YOU WERE HERE, YOU WOULD GO TO A HOSPITAL OR YOU WOULD GO TO A CLINIC AND THEN WE WOULD KNOW IF YOU WERE POSITIVE, AND THEN WE WOULD KNOW WHERE YOU WERE FROM, BECAUSE THEN THEY HAVE TO CONTACT TRACE YOU

AND THEY WOULD PULL YOUR RECORD AND SEE YOU JUST CAME FROM FLORIDA >> Reporter: THERE IS NO ACTUAL, THE STATE DOES NOT ACTUALLY HAVE STABLE DATA, SO ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, HOW TO KNOW WHERE THEY CAME FROM? >> NO, WE ARE TRACKING I TOLD YOU THE OTHER DAY WE ARE WORKING WITH THE AIRLINES FOR THEM TO GIVE PASSENGERS, UPON LANDING, A SLIP WHERE YOU HAVE TO FILL OUT WHO YOU ARE, WHERE YOU ARE, WHERE YOU ARE COMING FROM, WHERE YOU ARE GOING

THEY WILL BE COLLECTED BY THE PORT AUTHORITY THEY ARE BEING ENTERED INTO A DATABASE WE THEN DO RANDOM CHECKS OFF THAT DATABASE TO FIND OUT WHERE YOU ARE, ARE YOU IN A HOME? WHAT IS THE HOME? LET ME CHECK THE NUMBER, LET ME CALL YOU BACK THEY, FROM THE ISOLATION QUARANTINE PROTOCOL, THEY CAN ASK YOU TO FACEBOOK, SHOW THE SURROUNDINGS OF THE ROOM THAT YOU ARE IN, TO MAKE SURE IT IS A RESIDENCE AND THEN WHEN THEY CALL YOU BACK, IT HAS TO BE THE SAME SURROUNDINGS SO THAT IS ALL IN PROCESS

>> Reporter: GOVERNOR YOU SAID WHAT EXACTLY DON'T YOU KNOW RIGHT NOW THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IN ORDER TO MAKE A DECISION PRESUMABLY THIS COULD GO ON UNTIL A VACCINE >> WE NEED TO SEE BETTER COMPLIANCE BY CITIZENS WE NEED TO SEE EITHER CITIZENS COMPLY BETTER OR THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS DO A BETTER JOB ON COMPLIANCE AND WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE VIRAL SPREAD ACROSS THE NATION AT LEAST STABILIZING

THAT WE ARE NOT IN OUTBREAK STATUS >> Reporter: THIS ONLY APPLIES FOR YOUR STATE, NOT THE REST OF THE STATE? >> ONLY NO NEW YORK CITY OTHER STATES, WE JUST DID PHASE 4 NOW WE HAVE HAD COMPLIANCE ISSUES ALL ACROSS THE STATE IT IS A NATURAL PHENOMENON, WHERE PEOPLE ARE SAYING I HAVE TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE, BECAUSE MY MENTAL HEALTH IS IN JEOPARDY

BUT THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT, THE ESTABLISHMENT, EVEN PEOPLE, BY THE WAY, HAVE BEEN POLICING THIS YOU SEE A CONGREGATION, I WAS IN ANOTHER CITY, I WAS STOPPED AT A LIGHT AND I'M LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW AND THERE IS LIKE FOUR OR FIVE YOUNG PEOPLE TALKING TO EACH OTHER, NO MASKS SOMEBODY WALKED BY WITH A MASK, GIVES THEM AN EARFUL, I MEAN AN EARFUL, AND THEY LIKE DISBAND AND WALKED AWAY I HAVE SEEN PLACES WHERE STORE OWNERS COME OUT AND SAY YOU CAN'T DO THAT HERE

DON'T DO THAT IN FRONT OF MY STORE YOU HAVE TO MOVE ALONG I HAVE SEEN AGGRESSIVE POLICE OFFICERS WHEN GET OUT OF THEIR CAR AND SAY YOU GUYS HAVE TO MOVE ALONG WHERE IS YOUR MASK? YOU ARE VIOLATING THE MASK LAW SO THE PHENOMENON HAPPENS

BUT WE HAVE NOT HAD THE LACK OF COMPLIANCE, COUPLED WITH THE LACK OF GOVERNMENT ENFORCEMENT IN NEW YORK CITY IT IS MUCH WORSE HERE >> Reporter: PARTICULARLY HEARING AIR CONDITIONING IS ONE OF THE MAJOR PROBLEMS THAT IS HAPPENING IN RESTAURANTS IN BUFFALO AND OTHER JURISDICTIONS >> YOU ARE NOT GOING TO SOLVE THAT PROBLEM

YOU ARE NOT GOING TO SOLVE INDOOR DINING YOU ARE NOT GOING TO SOLVE INDOOR AREAS THAT DON'T HAVE OUTSIDE AIR THAT IS NOT GOING TO BE FIXED, BY DEFINITION IF YOU ARE INDOORS, YOU HAVE RECIRCULATED AIR THAT IS TRUE FOR EVERY DEPARTMENT STORE, THAT IS TRUE FOR A GROCERY STORE, THAT IS TRUE ACROSS-THE- BOARD

THAT IS NOT WHAT IS STOPPING US, RIGHT? IT IS THE DENSITY IN THOSE PLACES AND IT IS THE AMOUNT OF TIME YOU ARE IN THOSE PLACES AND THE PROXIMITY YOU KNOW, YOU GO TO A STORE NOW, YOU GO TO A GROCERY STORE, THAT IS A CLOSED ENVIRONMENT THAT IS RECIRCULATED AREA

BUT THEY KEEP YOU MOVING THEY CONTROL HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE THERE YOU ARE THERE FOR A LIMITED PERIOD OF TIME YOUR PROXIMITY IS MEASURED INDOOR DINING, YOU ARE SITTING THERE, YOU ARE THERE FOR AN HOUR, YOU HAVE YOUR MASK DOWN A LOT, BECAUSE IT IS HARD TO EAT WITH YOUR MASK, HARD TO DRINK WITH YOUR MASK, I DON'T CARE HOW GOOD YOU ARE

YOU ARE SITTING WITH THE SAME PEOPLE, IN PROXIMITY FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME YOU HAVE HAD SITUATIONS WHERE ONE BAR RESTAURANT HAS CAUSED DOZENS OF INFECTIONS SO THAT IS INHERENT IN INDOOR DINING THE AIR CONDITIONING FILTERS, PUT THAT ASIDE THAT IS JUST A POSSIBLE ADDED BENEFIT THAT WE ARE EXPLORING

IT IS NOT GOING TO BE A MAJOR CONSEQUENCE, ONE WAY OR THE OTHER BUT MAYBE IT COULD HELP AND IN THE SITUATION WE ARE IN, WE ARE LOOKING FOR HELP ANYWHERE WE CAN, RIGHT? ONE TIME WE SPENT A LOT OF TIME EXPLORING WHAT WAS THE MOST EFFECTIVE HAND SANITIZER, RIGHT? AT KILLING VIRUSES ON THE THEORY OF YOU DO EVERYTHING YOU CAN, THAT IS THE AIR FILTERS BUT I WOULDN'T GET OVERLY CARRIED AWAY WITH IT

I'M LOOKING FOR CITIZEN COMPLIANCE, LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENFORCEMENT OF COMPLIANCE AND STABILIZATION OF THE NATIONAL RATE ZACH ASKED ABOUT THE QUARANTINE WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE 100% EFFECTIVE KEEPING PEOPLE FROM 16 STATES FROM COMING TO NEW YORK FIRST OF ALL, YOU CAN'T EVEN KEEP PEOPLE WHO WANT TO COME IN ILLEGALLY FROM COMING IN RIGHT NOW IF YOU WANT TO REALLY COME INTO THE STATE, YOU CAN DRIVE

YOU DRIVE, YOU DON'T GO THROUGH AN AIRPORT OR THROUGH ANYTHING SO, AND PEOPLE WILL COME PEOPLE COME HEAR TO VISIT, THEY COME HERE TO DO BUSINESS, ET CETERA SO YOU ARE GOING TO GET A LOT OF PEOPLE COMING FROM THOSE OTHER PLACES IF THOSE OTHER PLACES CONTINUE ON THIS PANDEMIC INCREASE, YOU ARE GOING TO GET MORE PEOPLE HERE WITH THE VIRUS

THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN AND NOW THAT IS GOING TO OPEN UP A NEW FRONT WHERE YOU WILL HAVE THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WITH THE VIRUS COMING TO YOUR STATE AFTER YOU JUST SPENT ALL THIS TIME MONITORING YOUR CLOSED ENVIRONMENT, 4 MILLION TESTS, RIGHT? SO WE TESTED ALMOST ONE FIFTH OF ALL PEOPLE WE HAVE THE INFECTION RATE DOWN TO 1% YES

THAT WORKS UNTIL YOU DROP A NEW PERSON INTO THE STATE ONE PERSON AT THE WESTCHESTER GRADUATION, 13 CASES >> Reporter: QUICKLY, THE NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL EARLIER TODAY APPROVED A BUDGET WITH JUST ABOUT A BILLION DOLLARS DEFUNDING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT DO YOU THINK THEY HIT IT JUST RIGHT? DO YOU THINK THEY COULD HAVE DONE MORE? >> OKAY THIS IS IMPORTANT

WE ARE TAKING A BILLION DOLLARS OUT OF THE NYPD BUDGET I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT MEANS THEY HAVE A BILLION DOLLARS LESS WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? DOES IT MEAN I'M LESS SAFE? WHERE DID YOU TAKE THE BILLION DOLLARS FROM? DOES IT MEAN I'M MORE SAFE? DOES IT HAVE ANY EFFECT ON POLICE ABUSE? I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT MEANS WE ARE GOING TO PAINT BLACK LIVES MATTER ON THE STREETS IN FRONT OF TRUMP'S HEADQUARTERS

GREAT GREAT I SAID FROM DAY ONE I STAND WITH THE PROTESTERS I SAID FROM DAY ONE I STAND WITH BLACK LIVES MATTER I SAID GREAT

WHAT THIS NATION HAS DONE STANDING UP AFTER MR FLOYD'S MURDER GREAT WHAT THIS WORLD HAS DONE, STANDING UP AFTER MR FLOYD'S MURDER PARENTHETICAL, I'M SORRY IT TOOK SO LONG

WHY COULDN'T WE HAVE DONE THIS AFTER ERIC GARNER SIX YEARS AGO? AFTER RODNEY KING 30 YEARS AGO? TOOK A LONG TIME BUT WE ARE HERE NOW GREAT SEND THAT MESSAGE TO MR TRUMP

BLACK LIVES MATTER EXCESSIVE FORCE HAS TO STOP USING THE NATIONAL GUARD TO STOP PROTESTERS HAS TO STOP HAVING THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES COME OUT TO BE AN ADVANCE MAN TO CLEAR A CROWD SO THE PRESIDENT CAN DO A PHOTO OP IN FRONT OF A CHURCH HOLDING UP A BIBLE HAS TO STOP GREAT

TELL EVERY POLICE DEPARTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ENOUGH IS ENOUGH WHAT HAPPENED IN ATLANTA, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH GREAT GREAT GREAT

YOU KNOW WHAT IS BETTER? DO SOMETHING DO SOMETHING YOU KNOW WHERE YOU START? START AT HOME YOU KNOW WHERE CHANGE STARTS? CHANGE STARTS WITH THE PERSON IN THE MIRROR NYPD, CHANGE THE NYPD

CHANGE IT BUT WE TOOK MONEY FROM THEM WELL WHAT DOES THAT DO? THE PROBLEM IS BIGGER THAN THAT THE PROBLEM IS WORSE THAN THAT THERE IS NO RESPECT AND TRUST BETWEEN THE COMMUNITY AND THE POLICE

THAT IS WHAT IS GOING ON AND IF YOU DON'T HAVE RESPECT AND TRUST, YOU HAVE NOTHING IT DOES NOT WORK IT IS LIKE A MARRIAGE NO RESPECT, NO TRUST IT DOESN'T WORK

ONE PERSON OF THE MARRIAGE SAYS IT IS NOT WORKING FOR ME YOU KNOW WHAT? IT IS NOT WORKING WELL IT IS WORKING FOR ME IT MAY NOT BE WORKING FOR YOU BUT IT IS WORKING FOR ME DOESN'T WORK THAT WAY

THE COMMUNITY HAS SAID THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT DOESN'T WORK AND IF IT DOESN'T WORK FOR THE COMMUNITY, IT DOESN'T WORK SO WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO DO? YOU HAVE TO REDESIGN THE WHOLE RELATIONSHIP THE POLICE DEPARTMENT WAS DESIGNED 50 YEARS AGO TOTALLY DIFFERENT MIND SET

TOTALLY DIFFERENT CULTURE TOTALLY DIFFERENT SOCIETY WELL, THE POLICE IS WHAT THE POLICE ARE NO, IT IS NOT YOU KNOW WHAT THE POLICE SYSTEM IS? WHATEVER THE COMMUNITY WANTS IT TO BE

POLICE DEPARTMENT WAS NOT FORMED IN THE BIBLE AND GOD SAID THIS SHALL BE THE FORMATION OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT POLICE DEPARTMENT IS PAID FOR BY THE TAXPAYERS THEY DECIDE WHAT THEY WANT THERE IS NO GIVE IN

IT IS NOT WRITTEN IN STONE SO NYPD, WHAT DO YOU WANT IT TO BE? WELL I WANT IT TO BE A BILLION DOLLARS LESS WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? SIT DOWN AT THE TABLE, BRING THE NYPD, BRING THE COMMUNITY ACTIVISTS, BRING THE COUNCIL, BRING ALL THE POLITICIANS, START WITH A BLANK PIECE OF PAPER WE WANT TO DESIGN THE NYPD ANY QUESTIONS? YEAH, I HAVE A QUESTION

WHAT? >> I DON'T WANT TO CALL IT NYPD I WANT TO CALL IT THE NEW YORK COMMUNITY SAFETY COUNCIL ALL RIGHT LET'S DISCUSS THIS ALL RIGHT

SECOND POINT WHAT FUNCTIONS DO WE WANT IT TO DO? I DON'T WANT THEM ARRESTING MENTALLY ILL PEOPLE I DON'T WANT THEM ARRESTING SUBSTANCE ABUSE PEOPLE THIS IS WHAT THE USE OF FORCE SHOULD BE I WANT THEM DEMILITARIZED

OKAY WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? I DON'T WANT THEM USING ARMORED VEHICLES I DON'T WANT THEM WEARING BLACK SWA

T EQUIPMENT REDESIGN THE NYPD PAINTING SLOGANS ON STREETS, I SUPPORT IT CITIES ALL ACROSS THE NATION ARE DOING IT

PROTESTS, I SUPPORT IT YOU KNOW WHAT I SUPPORT MORE? DO SOMETHING MAKE CHANGE MAKE CHANGE I WENT TO EVERY PRIDE PARADE, EVERY STONEWALL CELEBRATION, FOR YEARS

YOU KNOW WHAT WAS BETTER? WHEN I PASSED MARRIAGE EQUALITY AND I ALLOWED SAME SEX COUPLES TO MARRY WHY? BECAUSE THAT TOOK THE ENERGY AND BROUGHT CHANGE I HAD MANY PROTESTS ABOUT INCOME INEQUALITY I WROTE A LOT OP ED ARTICLES ABOUT INCOME INEQUALITY

YOU KNOW WHAT WAS BETTER? PASSING $15 MINIMUM WAGE I DID A LOT OF SPEECHES ABOUT ACCESS TO EDUCATION AND ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION AND HOW THAT IS THE GREAT EQUALIZER YOU KNOW WHAT WAS BETTER? WHEN I PASSED FREE COLLEGE TUITION THE FIRST STEP OF THE PROTEST IS JUST A RAISING OF THE ISSUE

AND GENERATING ENERGY AROUND THE ISSUE NOW, YOU ARE IN GOVERNMENT NOW, IT IS ABOUT MAKING THE ACTUAL CHANGE NOT JUST SAYING TO THE PROTESTERS, I'M WITH YOU I'M WITH YOU

I FEEL YOU YEAH, THAT'S NICE DO SOMETHING MAKE THE CHANGE IMPROVE THE SITUATION

YOU HAVE THIS GREAT MOMENT OF POTENTIAL EVERYBODY SAYING CHANGE WELL, I DON'T REALLY WANT TO MAKE THE CHANGE, BECAUSE THAT IS COMPLICATED WHAT DO YOU MEAN? THEN I'M GOING TO HAVE THE POLICE OVER HERE SAYING THIS, I'M GOING TO HAVE THE ACTIVISTS SAYING THIS THAT IS A TOUGH CONVERSATION

WELCOME TO GOVERNMENT CAN'T STAND THE HEAT? GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN YOU ARE EXACTLY RIGHT IT IS GOING TO BE A HARD CONVERSATION I PASSED MARRIAGE EQUALITY, THE CATHOLIC CHURCH SAID, OR WHATEVER THEY SAID

YEAH, I KNOW THERE IS GOING TO BE OPPOSITION BUT THAT IS HOW WE MAKE CHANGE TO SPUR THE CHANGE, I SAID STATE EXECUTIVE ORDER, 500 POLICE DEPARTMENTS, EVERY POLICE DEPARTMENT MUST BRING, MUST START A COLLABORATIVE PROCESS WITH THE COMMUNITY, WITH THE POLICE, REDESIGN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, AND PASS A LAW ON THE NEW PLAN OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT BY APRIL OR THEY DON'T GET STATE FUNDS

WHY DID YOU DO THAT? BECAUSE I KNEW THEY WERE NOT GOING TO HAVE A REAL CONVERSATION AND I WANTED TO CREATE THE VEHICLE WHERE THEY HAVE TO HAVE THE REAL CONVERSATION ALL YOU HAD TO SAY WAS YOU MUST HAVE A COLLABORATIVE, THEY MUST BE IN THE ROOM, YOU MUST START WITH A BLANK PIECE OF PAPER, YOU MUST ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS, WHAT IS YOUR USE OF FORCE POLICY? WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO DEMILITARIZE THE POLICE? HOW MANY STAFF DOES IT NEED? WHAT FUNCTIONS DO YOU WANT IT TO PERFORM? WHAT SHOULD THE BUDGET BE? WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY DEFUND THE POLICE? AND DO THAT IN EVERY ONE OF THE 500 POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THEN GET IT PASSED BY THE COUNCIL

SO IT IS NOT JUST THE MAYOR THINKS THIS, HERE'S A NICE POLICY PAPER REPORT IT HAS TO BE PASSED INTO LAW THAT IS HOW YOU SEIZE THE MOMENT WHAT BUFFALO WANTS IS DIFFERENT FROM WHAT NYPD WANTS SO IF I WERE YOU, AND I WAS A REPORTER, AND THEY SAID I CUT THE BUDGET A BILLION DOLLARS, YOU KNOW WHAT I WOULD HAVE SAID? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? STATE PASSED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER SAYING YOU HAVE TO REDESIGN IT

IS THAT THE REDESIGN? HOW DID YOU CHANGE IT? DOES THAT AFFECT USE OF FORCE POLICY? DOES THAT AFFECT DEMILITARIZATION? DOES THAT AFFECT TAKING A CLUB AND KNOCKING A PERSON TO THE GROUND? DOES IT DO THAT? DOES THAT AFFECT THE CIVILIAN REVIEW BOARD? DOES THAT AFFECT HOW A COMPLAINT IS FILED? DOES THAT AFFECT TRAINING? DOES THAT AFFECT HIRING A MORE DIVERSE WORK FORCE? >> Reporter: IT SOUNDS LIKE IT WOULD TAKE A LOT LONGER FOR THE CHANGE THE PROTESTERS AND EVERYONE ARE CALLING FOR THE MAYOR AND OTHERS MIGHT BE MAKING A CASE THAT THIS IS WHAT THE STARTING POINT MIGHT BE >> FIRST OF ALL, IT MUST BE DONE IN NINE MONTHS MUST MUST

BECAUSE THAT ALIGNS WITH THE BUDGET CAN BE DONE IN NINE DAYS CAN BE DONE IN NINE DAYS THEY COULD DO A WHOLE PLAN IF I'M YOU, IF I'M A COMMUNITY ACTIVIST, I SAY HAVEN'T EVEN STARTED TALK ABOUT THE NEW PLAN FOR POLICE

THEY CUT A BILLION DOLLARS DOES THAT MEAN THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE PROTESTERS? WHAT DID THAT ACTUALLY CHANGE? THE PROTESTERS ARE SAYING I WANT A NEW POLICE DEPARTMENT I WANT ALL THIS STOPPED USE OF FORCE POLICY, DEMILITARIZED, BIAS TRAINING, DEESCALATION, THAT IS WHAT WE WANT TO ADDRESS THAT IS WHAT THE PROTESTERS ARE ABOUT

THEY ARE NOT ABOUT REDUCE THE BUDGET THEY MEANT REDUCE THE BUDGET, DEFUND THE POLICE, PROVIDE MORE MONEY TOWARD SERVICES BECAUSE IT IS REALLY ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH, IT IS REALLY ABOUT SUBSTANCE ABUSE STOP LOCKING UP MENTALLY ILL PEOPLE STOP LOCKING UP SUBSTANCE ABUSERS

GET THEM TREATMENT, NOT A JAIL CELL THAT IS WHAT THEY WERE SAYING COME ON THEY WANT REAL, SMART CHANGE AND YOU HAVEN'T HAD A DISCUSSION ON IT

WELL, THEY ARE GOING TO CUT THE BUDGET AND WHAT DOES THAT ACCOMPLISH? WELL LESS MONEY FOR THE STATE POLICE >> DOES IT REDUCE THE NUMBER OF PERSONNEL? >> WELL, THEY HAVE TO FIGURE THAT OUT >> DOES IT CHANGE THE USE OF FORCE POLICY? ARE THEY GOING TO STOP BEATING PEOPLE? DOES IT DO ANYTHING UNDER IMMUNITY? DOES IT MAKE THE COMPLAINT PROCESS FASTER OR MORE TRANSPARENT? WHAT DID IT DO? TO CHANGE ANYTHING THAT WE HAVE BEEN PROTESTING ABOUT FOR A MONTH? WOULD IT HAVE SAVED GEORGE FLOYD'S LIFE? WOULD IT HAVE SAVED ERIC GARNER'S LIFE? COME ON LAST QUESTION

>> Reporter: THANK YOU, GOVERNOR WE KNOW PRESIDENT TRUMP IS NOT GOING TO HELP AND IT REMINDS ME OF THE PLEA YOU WERE MAKING A FEW MONTHS AGO, TO THE GOVERNMENT NOW HE SAYS BY OCTOBER THERE WON'T BE FUNDS TO PAY OUT SO WILL YOU HELP HIM? >> THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MUST PROVIDE FUNDING FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT I HAVE, LIKE A $14 BILLION DEFICIT

I TALK TO GOVERNORS ALL DAY LONG EVERY STATE HAS A TREMENDOUS DEFICIT EVERY CITY HAS A TREMENDOUS DEFICIT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS TO BE OF HELP THE REASON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, I BELIEVE, WILL BE OF HELP, NOT OUT OF ALTRUISM OR CHARITY OR JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE A BUNCH OF GOOD GUYS, BUT BECAUSE THERE IS NO STUDY THAT HAS EVER SHOWN THE NATIONAL ECONOMY TO COME BACK AFTER A SITUATION LIKE THIS WITHOUT STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT FUNCTIONING

IF THEY DON'T FUND STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, YOU ARE GOING TO SEE MASSIVE LAYOFFS ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAT IS GOING TO HURT THE ECONOMY, AND THAT IS WHY THEY ARE GOING TO FUND STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND MY GUESS IS THEY DO IT BY THE END OF JULY, IF I HAD A CRYSTAL BALL PRAYER WORKS THANK YOU, GUYS

>>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

>>> A DIRE WARNING ON CAPITOL HILL TODAY FROM THE NATION'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT DRANTHONY FAUCI CALLING COVID-19 OUT OF CONTROL, PREDICTING THE POSSIBILITY OF 100,000 CASES A DAY >> I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO TELL YOU AND THE AMERICAN PUBLIC THAT I'M VERY CONCERNED BECAUSE IT COULD r: GET VERY BAD

>> Reporter: FAUCI WAS JOINED BY THE OTOP DOCTORS ON THE WHITE HOUSE CORONAVIRUS TASK L FORCE, INCLUDING CDC DIRECTOR ROBERT SIREDFIELD, WHO LAID INTO AMERICAN AIRLINES, FOR TO ITS DECISION TO BEGIN FILLING PLANES TO CAPACITY >> I CAN TELL YOU WHEN THEY ANNOUNCED THAT THE OTHER DAY, OBVIOUSLY THERE WAS SUBSTANTIAL DISAPPOINTMENT >> Reporter: AMERICAN RESPONDING IT STILL HAS MULTIPLE LAYERS OF PROTECTION IN FACE, INCLUDING FACE COVERINGS, AND HAND PROCEDURES AND A PRE TOFLIGHT COVID- 19 CHECKLIST TODAY MASKS, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND INCREASED TESTING WERE REPEATEDLY TOUTED AS S ASVITAL TO CONTROLLING THE SPREAD

EXPERTS AT HARVARD'S GLOBAL HEALTH INSTITUTE SAY IT IS 'SNOT ENOUGH, POINTING OUT THE US IS IM NOW TESTING 500,000 PEOPLE EACH DAY THEY SAY THAT NUMBER MSHOULD BE A MILLION OR MORE THE STUDY SAYS ONLY 17 STATES AND DC ARE DOING ENOUGH TESTING TO KEEP OUTBREAKS FROM GETTING OUT OF CONTROL

>> WE KEEP HEARING >>FROM OUR POLITICAL LEADERS WE ARE DOING ENOUGH TESTING NOT A SINGLE PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERT, NOT IN AMERICA, ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, BELIEVES AMERICA HAS HAD THE LEVEL OF TESTING THAT IS NEEDED TO BE ON TOP OF THIS VIRUS >> Reporter: ONE IDEA PRAISED te BY FAUCI AS A POSSIBLE SOLUTION IS POOL TESTING THE IDEA THAT T SWABS FROM LARGE GROUPS OF PEOPLE IN CLOSE CONTACT WHO AREN'T SHOWING SYMPTOMS COULD BE POOLED INTO EDA SINGLE TEST IF THE VIRUS IS DETECTED, THEN EACH PERSON WOULD BE TESTED INDIVIDUALLY

>> IF THAT TEST IS NEGATIVE, I THEN YOU KNOW THOSE 10 PEOPLE ARE ALL NEGATIVE SO INSTEAD OF UTILIZING 10 TESTS, YOU HAVE UTILIZED ONE TEST >> Reporter: A NEW WAY TO DRAMATICALLY EXPAND TTING AND EXPERTS HOPE, CONTROL THE SPREAD NBC NEWS >>> AMONG THE CHAOS, A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE

>> WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE THAT IS WHY WE ARE DOWN HERE THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY THAT IS ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE >>> TODAY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION OFFICIALLY CALLING IT A PANDEMIC

NONE OF US IS UNAFFECTED BY ITS IMPACT >>> WE ARE GOING TO TRY EVERYTHING WE CAN TO KEEP LIFE AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE FOR EVERYBODY >> IF IT GETS INTO AN ENVIRONMENT LIKE THIS, IT IS GOING TO SPREAD LIKE RAPID FIRE >> WE CAN BUILD THIS ECONOMY BACK STRONGER THAN EVER BEFORE >>> THERE IS A NUMBER OF THINGS I WOULD BE DOING THAT ARE NOT BEING DONE RIGHT NOW

>>> COMING IN NOVEMBER, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE VOTING, NOT FOR A PERSON, BUT FOR STABILITY >>> I HAVE TO PLAN A FUNERAL AND HOW IS THIS GOING TO WORK? >> YOU DON'T PREPARE FORGIVING BIRTH IN A PANDEMIC >>> THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC IS TO KEEP OUR SPIRITS UP >> JOIN ME AS WE GO INTO AMERICA TO HEAR FROM EVERY DAY PEOPLE, GRAPPLING WITH THE MOST PRESSING ISSUES OF OUR TIME >>> AMERICA, WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN

>> I REACHED OUT TO YOU AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA TRYING TO ACT AS A MOM I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT IS OKAY TO NOTICE YOU ARE DIFFERENT JUST DON'T FEEL LESS THAN >>> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS

>>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS >> WE ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 A

M EASTERN >>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING HERE IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >>> OUR GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US

>> THE PEOPLE I SPOKE TO SAY IF THEY DON'T WORK, THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS IN STAGES >> SO YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE

>>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >>> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES A UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED PURSE >>> THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THE BRAVE

>> A GREAT PEOPLE HAS BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >>> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> >>YOU HAVE TO WEAR A MASK >> ACROSS THE ep COUNTRY, HEATED SCENES PLAYING OUT A MAN IS PHYSICALLY SHOVING HIS WAY INTO A STORE WITHOUT A MASK

AND PUBLIC SHAMING, AFTER THIS CUSTOMER REFUSED TO WEAR ONE >> WE HAVE A RIGHT IN AMERICA NOT TO WEAR A MASK >>> BUT DESPITE SOME PUSH BACK, PUBLIC OFFICIALS ARE INCREASINGLY TURNING TO MASKS IN SAVANNAH, GEORGIA THE MAYOR R MANDATED MASKS IN ALL ESTABLISHMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CHURCHES >> FRANKLY AND HONESTLY, I DO NOT BELIEVE WE HAVE ANY OTHER CHOICE

>> Reporter: OVERNIGHT, JACKSONVILLE'S MAYOR REQUIRING FACE COVERINGS IN AND OUTSIDE OF BUILDINGS FLORIDA HAS ,0 REPORTED NEARLY 30,000 CASES IN FOUR DAYS GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS WON'T ISSUE A STATEWIDE E ORDER BUT WILL LEAVE IT UP TO CITIES INSTEAD >>> WE THAVE LEFT IT TO THE LOCALS TO MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT WHETHER THEY WANT TO IMPOSE ANY TYPE OF CRIMINAL PENALTIES >> WITH CALIFORNIA'S GOVERNOR TONIGHT HINTING HE WILL F IMPOSE PENALTIES

>> WE HAVE A MANDATE STATEWIDE TO WEAR MASKS WE'LL BE DOING MORE TO FOCUS ON ENFORCEMENT IN THIS STATE >> ON MIAMI BEACH, WHERE A MASK REQUIREMENT KICKED IN TODAY, WE FOUND MOST PEOPLE SUPPORTIVE A NEW STUDY FINDS WEARING SURGICAL MASKS MA OR WELL FITTED HOMEMADE MASKS WITH MULTIPLE LAYERS OF FABRICS IS MOST EFFECTIVE IN STOPPING THE VIRUS'S TRANSMISSION >> THOSE MASKS, EVEN THEY ARE NOT 100% EFFECTIVE CAN GO A LONG WAY TOWARD MAKING SURE THE VIRUS DOESN'T SPREAD

>> Reporter: THE CDC RECOMMENDS IF YOU ARE AROUND PEOPLE YOU SHOULD ALWAYS WEAR A MASK EXCEPT FOR KIDS UNDER THE AGE OF TWO AND ANYONE WHO HAS TROUBLE BREATHING >>> JOE BIDEN IS SLAMMING PRESIDENT TRUMP'S HANDLING OF THE PANDEMIC ACCUSING HIM OF FAILING TO PROTECT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND FRONT LINE WORKERS FROM THE VIRUS >> YOU CAN IGNORE THE SIGNS AND TURN RESPONSIBLE STEPS LIKE WEARING MASKS INTO A RESPONSIBLE STATEMENT BEFORE YOU TEE OFF ANOTHER ROUND OF GOLF

>> I'M A WARTIME PRESIDENT IT IS A WAR >> SEEMS LIKE OUR WARTIME PRESIDENT SURRENDERED >> BIDEN SAID HIS FIRST CALL WOULD BE TO DR FAUCI

>> I WOULD D REACH OUT TO DR FAUCI TO ASK HIM TO CONTINUE HIS INCREDIBLE SERVICE IN THE COUNTRY >> IN HIS FIRST NEWS CONFERENCE IN THREE MONTHS, BIDEN SAID BEHE HAS NOT MPBEEN TESTED FOR COVID- 19 BECAUSE HE E HAS NO SYMPTOMS WHEN ASKED BY FOX CHNEWS IF HE HAS BEEN TESTED FOR COGNITIVE DECLINE >> LOOK, TYI CAN HARDLY WAIT TO COMPARE MY COGNITIVE CAPABILITY TO O THE COGNITIVE CAPABILITY OF THE MAN I'M RUNNING AGAINST

>> BIDEN WILL ANNOUNCE HIS RUNNING MATE NEXT MONTH THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION WILL BE LARGELY VIRTUAL UNLIKE THE PRESIDENT, BIDEN IS NOT HOLDING ANY RALLIES AND WILL NOT HAVE A TRADITIONAL CONVENTION BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC >>> ERERBIPARTISAN LAWMAKERS BRIEFED AT THE AS WHITE HOUSE TODAY, DEMANDING ANSWERS AS INFORMATION MOUNTS, SUGGESTING RUSSIANS OFFERED THE TALIBAN

S MONEY FOR KILLING US SOLDIERS IN N AFGHANISTAN >> OUR FOCUS WAS, WHAT DID DD THE PRESIDENT KNOW? AND WHEN DID HE KNOW IT? THE PRESS SECRETARY SAID THE PRESIDENT WAS NOT INITIALLY BRIEFED, BECAUSE OF CONFLICTING INTELLIGENCE, HE HAS USNOW BEEN >> THERE IS NO CONSENSUS ON THIS INTELLIGENCE THAT HAS >>YET TO BE VERIFIED

>> Reporter: ON FRIDAY THE PRESIDENT INSISTED HE HAD NEVER BEEN TOLDHE BUT THE NEW YORK TIMES REPORTS THE PRESIDENT RECEIVED A WRITTEN BRIEFING IN FEBRUARY BUT IT IS NOT KNOWN IF HE READ IT AN APRIL 2019 CAR BOMBING THAT KILLED THREE MARINES TOP OFFICIALS IN THE WHITE HOUSE WERE MADE AWARE OF THE SCHEME? 2009 THE AP REPORTS IT WAS INCLUDED IN THE PRESIDENT'S DAILY BRIEF AND JOHN BOLTON BRIEFED HIM

BOLTON DEADLINED COMMENT >> BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT T HAS REPEATEDLY NOT BEEN ABLE TO SEE THE IMPORTANCE IN SAFEGUARDING AMERICA FROM ANOTHER 9/11 OR OTHER TERRORIST ATTACKS >> Reporter: FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN ALSO POUNCED >> THE PRESIDENTIAL BRIEF IS NT – SOMETHING I READ EVERY SINGLE DAY AS VICE PRESIDENT THE IDEA SOMEHOW HE DIDN'T KNOW OR ISN'T BEING BRIEFED IS A DERELICTION OF HE DUTY IF THAT IS THE CASE

>> Reporter: BIDEN SAID HE HAS NOT RECEIVED AN INTELLIGENCE E BRIEFING, BUT MAY REQUEST ONE NBC NEWS HAS LEARNED THE WHITE HOUSE IS WORKING TO SET UP A BRIEFING FOR TOP CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS OF BOTH PARTIES TOMORROW >>> AS PROTESTS MOUNT IN COLORADO, OVER THE DEATH OF ELIJAH MCCLAIN, THE AURORA POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS PLACED MULTIPLE OFFICERS ON PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE AFTER OT ANOTHER OFFICER REPORTED HE TOOK POTENTIALLY INAPPROPRIATE PICTURES NEAR THE SITE OF MCCLAIN'S FATAL ENCOUNTER WITH POLICE >> JUST WHEN YOU THINK IT CAN'T GET ANY WORSE, THEY FIND A NEW LOW >> orTHE PICTURES IN QUESTION LEHAVE NOT BEEN M PUBLICLY RELEASED

NOW NO UCOMMENT TODAY FROM THE POLICE UNION >> Reporter: OFFICERS STOPPED MCCLAIN LAST 11 AUGUST AFTER A 911 CALLER REPORTED A SKETCHY LOOKING MAN WITH A MASK MCCLAIN'S FAMILY SAID HE WAS EY WALKING HOME THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY DECLINED TO CHARGE THE OFFICERS

BUT LAST WEEK COLORADO'S GOVERNOR APPOINTED THE STATE'S ATTORNEY NT GENERAL AS A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR >> WE HAVE A SYSTEM OF LOCAL CONTROL L IN OUR STATE IT AUTOMATICALLY GOES TO ETHE DA >> Reporter: YOU DISAGREE WITH WHAT THE DA FOUND? >> I LACK WO CONFIDENCE IN WHAT THE DA FOUND >> THIS S IS ALL IZ RELATED TO CO SYSTEMIC RACISM

>> APRIL ALEXANDER IS A PROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ER UL DENVER >> IT IS WORRISOME THAT PEOPLE IN THE DENVER METRO AREA, PEOPLE IN COLORADO DID NOT KNOW MCCLAIN'S NAME UNTIL A FEW WEEKS AGO >> >>THEY KNOW NOW >>> EUROPE IS OPENING UP RELAXING TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS, STARTING TOMORROW, TO SALVAGE THE ANAN SUMMER TOURISM SEASON

BUT AMERICANS AREN'T WELCOME TODAY THE EUROPEAN UNION RELEASED A LIST OF NATIONS CLEARED FOR TRAVEL BASED ON COVID-19 LEVELS THE US ISN'T ON THE LIST AND IN A WAKE UP CALL ON HOW OTHERS PERCEIVE AMERICANS NOW, RUSSIA AND BRAZIL ALSO DIDN'T MAKE THE CUT

THE COUNTRIES THAT DID, INCLUDE CANADA, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, NEW ZEALAND AND RWANDA PRESIDENT TRUMP P DI SAYS THE US IS LEADING THE WAY ON COVID-19 >> I SAVED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF LIVES

>> Reporter: BUT NEW CASES T TIN T UNITED STATES HAVE BEEN HITTING RECORD LEVELS, RECENTLY AVERAGING ABOUT TEN TIMES AS MANY AS ACROSS THE EU AND IT ISN'T JUST NUMBERS EUROPEAN GOVERNMENT AND CITIZENS HAVE BEEN HORRIFIED AT AMERICANS T REFUSING TO WEAR MASKS, AND BURSTING INTO STORES WITHOUT THEM THE VIDEOS OF AMERICAN COVID- 19 RAGE AND DENIAL HAVE BECOME FODDER FOR EUROPEAN TABLOIDS SO EUROPE DECIDED THE U

S ISN'T HEALTHY ENOUGH TO TRAVEL SOME AMERICANS, LIVING ABROAD, AGREE >> I THINK IT IS INCREDIBLY SMART AND REALLY QUITE SAD THE US

ISN'T ON THAT LIST >> THE EU RESTRICTIONS ARE SET TO BE REVIEWED IN TWO WEEKS BUT AS THINGS STAND RIGHT NOW, THEY MIGHT NOT BE RELAXED AFTER THE FIRST GO AROUND >>> ABOUT A A YEAR AGO, CHERYL AND RAHIM JACKSON WERE EXPECTING A NEW BABY THEY HAD RECENTLY MOVED AND CHERYL RE SWITCHED JOBS

>> Reporter: CAN YOU DESCRIBE HOW YOU WERE FEELING? >> REALLY A A LOT OF PRESSURE VERY HEAVY AND FEARFUL, VERY ANXIOUS >> Reporter: SHE FOUND A THERAPIST IN HIA SUBURB OF PHILADELPHIA WHO WAS WHITE >> IT FELT LIKE SHE JUST WASN'T GETTING IT I COULD TELL IT WAS FROM THE CULTURAL DIFFERENCES

I FELT LIKE I COULDN'T BE E MYSELF IN THE SESSIONS I COULD IMAGINE, PARTICULARLY WHITE PEOPLE, HEARING THAT STORY AND THINKING WELL, BUT IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT COLOR YOUR SKIN IS >> YES IT DOES AND IT IS NOT NECESSARILY THE COLOR OF SKIN, IT IS MORE OF THE CULTURAL BACKGROUND

>> RAHIM HAS FOUND A SIMILAR DISCONNECT IN HIS 9-YEAR RECOVERY FROM ALCOHOL AND DRUGS >> BOTH TRIED TO FIND BLACK THERAPISTS >> I WAS WONDERING WHERE ARE ALL THE BLACK THERAPISTS? >> I WANTED A BLACK MALE THERAPIST >> Reporter: COULD YOU FIND ONE? >> I CANNOT FIND HE ONE IN MY LIFE >> Reporter: IN THE U

S, 4% OF PSYCHOLOGISTS ARE BLACK AND ONLY 2% OF PSYCHIATRISTS, INCLUDING DR BRANDY JACKSON IN CHICAGO SHE WENT TO MEDICAL SCHOOL ONLY AFTER TRAVELING TO UGANDA AND SEEING BLACK DOCTORS AT WORK >> I BELIEVE STRONGLY IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR US TO BECOME SOMETHING WE CANNOT FIRST ENVISION IN OUR MIND

WHEN WE THINK OF A DOCTOR, , WE DEFINITELY DON'T DEFAULT TO THINKING ABOUT A BLACK PERSON >> Reporter: ADDED D TO THAT, MANY IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY ARE RACED TO DISTRUST PSYCHOLOGICAL HELP >> I THINK WE HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO TODO WITH REGARD TO THE STIGMA AROUND THE ILL IN WHEN THE TIME FOR US COMES TO PICK A SPECIALTY, THERE IS THAT EXTRA IS LAYER THERE >> Reporter: ARE THERE ENOUGH PEOPLE LIKE YOU TO GO O AROUND? >> UNFORTUNATELY, THE ANSWER IS NO RIGHT NOW

BUT I'M AN OPTIMIST >> Reporter: DR JACKSON'S NEW WEBSITE IS DESIGNED TO IHELP DRAW MORE E BLACK PEOPLE INTO THE FIELD >> IT HAS BEEN A DAY AND NIGHT DIFFERENCE SHE DEFINITELY UNDERSTANDS MY VERSION SSOF THE STRUGGLE

WORKING WITH HER HAS BEEN REALLY BENEFICIAL FOR ME >> Reporter: FINDING A CONNECTION STILL RARE IN THIS COUNTRY KATE SNOW, NBC NEWS, CHICAGO >>> IT IS SAD THERE IS NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME PERHAPS THE TIME HAS COME TO FULLY REALIZE THE DREAM UPON WHICH THIS GREAT COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED

EQUAL JUSTICE, UNDER THE LAW >> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >>> WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 A

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THAT IS WHY >>> COME ON >>> MIC DROP >> YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH >>> WE'D LIKE TO THINK WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST RACIAL AMERICA

WE ARE REMINDED, TIME AND TIME AGAIN, WE DO NOT >> I REACHED OUT TO YOU AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS A MOM, TRYING TO RAISE HER SON AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT IS GOING TO BE DIFFERENT JUST NOT LESS THAN >>> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS

I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THESE >>> IT IS EASY TO RECOGNIZE CARL REINER'S FACE >> I LIKE YOU SO MUCH BETTER WITHOUT YOUR >> HAIR IT IS HAIR

>> HE IS EQUALLY KNOWN FOR HIS MIND AS A WRITER AND DIRECTOR BORN IN THE BRONX, REINER'S BIG BREAK CAME IN THE 50s, PERFORMING ON SID CAESAR'S YOUR SHOW OF SHOWS MARRIED WITH COMEDY LEGEND MEL BROOKS S, HE CREATED D ONE OF THE MOST BELOVED SHOWS OF ALL TIME

THE DICK VAN DYKE SLOW HE WAS ALSO AN ACCOMPLISHED DIRECTOR WHEN ASKED HOW HE WOULD LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED, RE CASH RILIER'S S ANSWER WAS A LOT LIKE HIS LIFE HUMBLE YET FUNNY

>>> HE WAS HERE SO HE MADE A DIFFERENCE HE MADE ME LAUGH >>> WHAT ARE YOU DOING >>> I WAS JUST SITTING

>> WHERE? >> AT YOUR TABLE >> TWHERE AT MY TABLE? >> IN A CHAIR >> WHAT CHAIR? >> THIS CHAIR >> WHOSE CHAIR? >> CARL REINER KNEW HOW TO MAKE AMERICA LAUGH >> IN THE 50s, DICK VAN DYKE'S BOSS IN THE E 60s

>> I LIKE YOU SO MUCH BETTER WITHOUT YOUR >> IT IS LAYER >>> AND GEORGE CLOONEY'S PARTNER IN CRIME IN THE OCEAN 11 SERIES THIS CENTURY, WELL INTO HIS 80s THIS 8MORNING, CLOONEY SAYING HIS WAS A LIFE WELL LIVED, AND WE ARE ALL THE BETTER YFOR IT

>> IF YOU STOP THEY PUT YOU AWAY >> YET IT WAS HIS OFF CAMERA WORK THAT MADE HIM LEGENDARY RECORDING THE 2000-YEAR-OLD MAN WITH MEL BROOKS DIRECTING GEORGE BURNS'S GOD, CAPTURING STEVE MARTIN'S GENIUS ON FILM, AND CREATING THE TV SHOW THAT REINER SAID WAS HIS BEST WORK REINER WON SEVEN EMMYS FOR WRITING AND PRODUCING THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW

THE SMITHSONIAN ASKED FOR HIS TYPEWRITER >> HE IS MY MENTOR AND MY IDOL >> Reporter: VAN DYKE REMEMBERING HIS IDOL'S M SCRIPT AS ALWAYS HAVING SOMETHING TO SAY GABOUT US >> COMEDY IS ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN YOUR LIFE AND THE WORLD AND WE ARE THE SAME >> ACTIVE AND ENGAGED ON SOCIAL MEDIA TO THE END, JUST LAST WEEK, REINER NEWSED ABOUT HIS LEGACY IN DISPATCHES FROM QUARANTINE

>> THE ONLY THING THAT REALLY MATTERS IN LIFE IS YOUR PROGENY >> MARRIED TO ESTELLE FOR NEARLY 65 YEARS, THEY HAD THREE R CHILDREN, LUCAS, ANNIE AND ROB HE TWEETED HE WAS MY "GUIDING LIGHT" A LIGHT HIT BY LAUGHTER >> THERE IS NOTHING BETTER A THAN GETTING A LAUGH

>> AND CARL REINER GAVE US SO MANY ANN THOMPSON, NBC NEWS >>> YOU KNOW, AL, THESE STORIES FROM TIME TO TIME, HE SAT DOWN WITH CARL REINER I KNOW IT WAS ONE OF HIS FAVORITES >> I THINK IT IS I IMPORTANT TO TELL YOU AND THE AMERICAN PUBLIC THAT I'M VERY CONCERNED BECAUSE IT COULD GET VERY NIBAD

>> A DIRE WARNING FROM THE NATION'S TOP INFECTIOUS AP DISEASE EXPERT, DR ANTHONY FAUCI, TESTIFYING, TUESDAY ON CAPITOL HILL >> WE ARE NOW HAVING 40,000 PLUS NEW CASES AA DAY I WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED IF WE GO UP TO 100,000 A DAY IF THIS DOES NOT TURN AROUND I AM VERY CONCERNED

>> VICE PRESIDENT PENCE NOW URGING AMERICANS TO WEAR MASKS >> WEAR VEA MASK WHENEVER YOUR STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES SAY IT IS APPROPRIATE >> NATIONWIDE, COVID-19 CASES SOARING 28 STATES SEEING AN INCREASE IN THE LAST 14 DAYS 45,000 NEW CASES NATIONWIDE TUESDAY

ON TUESDAY, FLORIDA HAD ITS FOURTH HIGHEST NUMBER SINCE THE PANDEMIC STARTED, JUST OVER 6000 NEW CASES THE AGES ROOF THOSE GETTING CORONAVIRUS DROPPING, TOO 19-YEAR-OLD JOHN EDWARDS YAMONG THE MANY YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WERE NOT AFRAID >> Reporter: ARE YOU WORRIED? >> YES I'M AR WORRIED BUT AT THE WSAME TIME, IT IS LIKE IT ESEEMS UNREAL, BASICALLY

>> Reporter: THE TRISTATE AREA RENO LONGER THE EPICENTER NOW, TELLING RESIDENTS FROM 16 STATES TO EN STAY AWAY >> NONE OF US WANT TO GO BACK THROUGH THAT WE HAVE WORKED TOO HARD TO GET HERE >> Reporter: STILL NEW JERSEY D CAUTIOUS, DELAYING INDOOR DINING AT RESTAURANTS

MASSACHUSETTS S AND NEW YORK NOW REQUIRING G VISITORS FROM MOST STATES TO QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS ON THE DELAWARE SHORE, THE FOURTH OF JULY WILL BE DRY BEACH BARS NOW SHUT DOWN SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN, CLOSE TOAV 500 HEALTHCARE WORKERS HAVE DIED 25-YEAR-OLD MOLLY DAWSON AN ICU NURSE FROM KENTUCKY AIRLIFTED TO A BIGGER HOSPITAL I IN NASHVILLE

DOCTORS TELL HER MOTHER SHE MAY BE ON A VENTILATOR FOR UP TO SIX WEEKS >> Reporter: YOUR DAUGHTER IS 25 YEARS OLD DID YOU ANTICIPATE THIS? >> NO NOT AT ALL IT IS TERRIFYING

I MEAN, I DON'T WANT ANYBODY ELSE TO HAVE TO EXPERIENCE WHAT WE ARE AND I KNOW IT IS GOING TO HAPPEN >> Reporter: JACKSONVILLE IS NOW REQUIRING MASKS INDOORS, WHICH MEANS PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL HAVE TO DECIDE WHEN HE MAKES HIS ACCEPTANCE SPEECH IN AUGUST AT THE CONVENTION THAT IS NOW MOVED TO JACKSONVILLE WHETHER HE WILL FOLLOW THE RULES AND WEAR A MASK >>> AFTER ANOTHER RECORD BREAKING DAY OF NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES EIN CALIFORNIA, SOME 230,000, THE STATE HAS NOW HIT ANOTHER GRIM MILESTONE, DEATH TOLL TOPPING 6000 NEARLY HALF OF THOSE WHO AKNOW THEY ARE INFECTED LIVE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY

NUMBERS I THINK WE'RE ALL KIND OF LOOKING AT THE NUMBERS WITH TREPIDATION MAYBE EVEN A LITTLE BIT OF A SENSE OF DREAD >> Reporter: IN NEARBY RIVERSIDE COUNTY, 99% OF ICUs HIT CAPACITY OVER THE WEEKEND >> IN THE ICU, WE'RE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN, BUT WE'RE NOT GETTING THERE

WE'RE NOT SAVING OUR PATIENTS LIKE WE WANT TO >> Reporter: FACING A NEW WAVE OF INFECTIONS, CALIFORNIA'S GOVERNOR IS ORDERING BEACHES, >>> EVEN MORE RESTRICTIONS CAN BE ORDERED TODAY WITH MANY STILL REFUSING TO WEAR A MASK, OR KEEP SOCIAL DISTANCE, SIMILAR SHUTDOWNS ARE ORDERED IN ARIZONA THE SORT OF IN PERSON CLASSES HAVE BEEN PUSHED BACK ANTHONY FOUND SHE IS SUGGESTING POOL TESTING COULD HELP REOPEN CAMPUSES

INSTEAD OF TESTING INDIVIDUALS, YOU CAN TEST A GROUP TO SEE IF SOMEONE IN THE GROUP AS THE VIRUS >> IF THE TEST IS NEGATIVE, THEY'RE ALL NEGATIVE INSTEAD OF UTILIZING 10 TEST, UTILIZE ONE TEST >> IT COMES AS ASKED VARIANCES IN TEXAS HAVE THE HIGHEST BIKE SINCE THE PANDEMIC STARTED

17 STATES RIVERS WERE PAUSE PLANS REOPENING BRANDON MAKOWSKI NEVER LEFT THE FRONT LINE >> RACING FOR THE NEXT WAVE, AS THE CLOSEST CRISIS TAKES A NEUTRAL EVERYDAY >>> THERE'S NO INDICATION THAT THE NUMBERS WILL GET BETTER ANYTIME SOON >> DR

FAIR, I'M SURE YOU'RE WATCHING DR CHARGES CEREMONY, SAYING IF THINGS DON'T TURN AROUND WE COULD HAVE 100,000 CASES VERY SOON AT THE SAME TIME, THE CDC DIRECTOR SAYS THEY WERE PAST THAT POINT WERE PAST THE POINT OF BEING ABLE TO CONTROL THIS HOW DO YOU SEE IT? >> THE STATEMENTS ARE NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE

WHAT DR FAUCI SAID, OUR FOLLOWING A DIRECTORY THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY ON AND HAVE BEEN OBSERVING THE PAST FEW WEEKS WE COULD EASILY GET TO THAT NUMBER OR EVEN SURPASS THE NUMBER AS FAR AS THE CDC SAYS AND THEIR OWN STATEMENT ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE TO CONTROL THE VIRUS, THIS GOES BACK TO SOMETHING THAT WE SPOKE ABOUT EARLIER SOMETHING TALKING ABOUT IT'S BECOMING ENDEMIC TO THE UNITED STATES, MEANING IT WILL BE HERE UNTIL WE GET A VACCINE

ALL OF THE TRADITIONAL MEASURES THAT WE USED CONTROL OF VIRUS ARE ERADICATED THEY HAVE NOW WORKED IN THE UNITED STATES, AND IN PARTICULAR FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS THE NUMBERS NOW TO MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO ERADICATE, BUT EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO DO SO >> THAT SOUNDS RATHER HELPLESS WHAT IS A MAN? DO YOU GIVE UP? DO YOU DO SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MASKS? I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO GO WITH THAT? IS IT GIVING UP? >> ABSOLUTELY NOT GIVING UP

I'M NOT READY TO THROW IN THE TOWEL THERE ARE THINGS THAT WE CAN DO TO GET THROUGH THIS AND SO WE EITHER HAVE AREA THERAPEUTICS OR A BETTER VACCINE I WILL GO BACK TO SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT SINCE FEBRUARY OR MARCH, TESTING THERE NEEDS TO BE A BREAKTHROUGH IN TESTING TO MAKE SOMETHING SELECT A BASE, WHERE YOU DON'T HAVE TO POKE SOMEONE SEVERAL TIMES A DAY TESTING ALLOWS US TO ALLOW US TO FOCUS OUR ENERGY — OUR ENERGIES THE MOST

TO ALLOW US TO DO CONTACT TRACING WE NEED TO RECRUIT CONTACT RACING CORES SANDING ABOUT CENSUS TAKERS THE SAME THING YOU DON'T NEED TO BE A DOCTOR TO TO CONTACT RACING IF WE DO ALL OF THOSE THINGS, THE EARLY REAR START, THE BETTER THIS WILL BE

IF WE DO IT ALL NOW YOU WILL BE HAVING AN OPPORTUNITY TO CONTROL THE VIRUS ENTERED IS A GREATLY >> WE SAW YESTERDAY, TOP REPUBLICANS, KEVIN McCARTHY, ALEXANDER, THEY'LL SAY WEAR A MASK WILL IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE? WELL I REALLY STEM THE TIDE? >> WHAT CONFUSES PEOPLE THE MOST ABOUT THE MASK HAS BEEN THE CONFLICTING GUIDANCE I MYSELF GAVE SOME OF THE GUIDANCE AND THE BEGINNING I FOLLOWED WHAT WE DID FROM SARS

ARTED, WE HAVE SEEN THAT MASKS BOTH AID IN THE PREVENTION OF THE DISEASE AND TO A MUCH MORE LIMITED EXTENT CATCHING THE DISEASE YOURSELF SO MASKS SEEM TO BE THE KEY PUBLIC HEALTH INTERVENTION THAT WE CAN USE IN ADDITION TO SOCIAL DISTANCING, OF COURSE BUT MASKS SEEM TO BE THE KEY INTERVENTION THAT WE CAN USE TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS FURT BLASTING THE RES MASKS ARE THE KEY INTERVENTION THAT WE CAN USE TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS FURTHER >> IT IS GREAT TO GET YOUR PERSPECTIVE THANK YOU SO MUCH

>>> THIS MORNING, PRESIDENT TRUMP FACES GROWING PRESSURE FROM CAPITOL HILL, RESPONDING TO MOUNTAIN REPORTS, THE PORTING THE FACT THAT RUSSIA OFFERED CASH FOR KILLING TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN, WHICH ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS SAID TO CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS TODAY, HOW DEMOCRATS EXPRESSED FRUSTRATION TUESDAY >> THERE THE RIGHT BRIEFING FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE ROOM WE NEED TO HEAR FROM THE INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES ABOUT HOW THE ALLEGATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE PUBLIC WORK >> THE PRESIDENT INSISTED HE WAS NOT TOLD ABOUT THE INTELLIGENCE, NBC NEWS CONFIRMED WIDEOUTS OFFICIALS WERE AWARE OF THE REPORTS AS EARLY AS 2019 THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY SAID THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN BRIEFED ON THE MATTER BUT NOT INITIALLY BECAUSE THERE WAS NO CONSENSUS OVER THE INTELLIGENCE

>> THE PRESIDENT READS AND CONSUMES INTELLIGENCE VERBALLY HE'S THE MOST IMPORTANT PERSON ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH WHEN IT COMES TO THE THREAT THAT WE FACE >> LAYING INTO THE PRESIDENT, JOE BIDEN >> IF HE WAS BRIEF AND NOTHING WAS DONE ABOUT THIS, IT'S DERELICTION OF DUTY >> THOSE ASKING FOR ANSWERS, ERIC HENDRIX, THE FATHER OF ROBERT HENDRIX AMONG THREE MARINE KILLED IN A CAR BOMB LAST APRIL

THE INCIDENT WAS NOW UNDER SCRUTINY BY US INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS AS POTENTIALLY PART OF THE RUSSIAN COUNTY PAYMENT, ACCORDING TO MULTIPLE REPORTS NOT CONFIRMED BY NBC NEWS HE TOLD NBC NEWS AND A TELEPHONE INTERVIEW THAT IT WAS LATE NIGHT REPORTS THAT THE REPORT WAS TRUE AND NO ONE IS RESET TO HIS FAMILY SINCE THE RUSSIA REVELATION HE IS YET TO HEAR FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP SENT HIS SON DIED

THE LINCOLN PROJECT TARGETS THE PRESIDENT AND A NEW AD, WITH AN EX-NAVY SEAL SAYING HE IS UNFIT FOR OFFICE >> MR TRUMP, YOU'RE A COWARD THAT CANNOT STAND UP TO AN EX- KGB GIVEN HER YOU ARE CONFLICTED WHICH IS IT? >> AS FOR ERIC HENDRIX, THE FATHER OF THE LATE CORPORAL ROBERT HENDRIX, HE SAYS HE DOES NOT VOTE, SUPPORTING A PRESIDENT TRUMP THEY ARE HOPEFUL THEY WILL HAVE AN ANSWER SOON

REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS RALLY AROUND THE PRESIDENT SAYING INTELLIGENCE NOT VERIFIED EXPERTS SAY IT IS NOT UNUSUAL FOR OFFICIALS TO HAVE UNINTELLIGENT ASSESSMENTS, AND AS WE HAVE BEEN ON THE AIR THE PRESIDENT TWEETED MOMENTS AGO SAYING IT IS JUST ANOTHER HOAX >>> OTHER HEADLINES FROM JOE BIDEN ON TUESDAY, THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENTS FIRST BRIEFING AND MONTHS HE WAS ASKED IF HE WAS TESTED FOR COGNITIVE DECLINE WHAT HAPPENED THERE? >> IT WAS CONFIRMED BY HIM, HERE IS HIS HEAD LEAKING EXCHANGE

>> HAVE YOU BEEN TESTED FOR COGNITIVE DECLINE IT >> I HAVE BEEN TESTING COGNITIVELY ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS WATCH ME, I CAN HARDLY WAIT TO COMPARE MY COGNITIVE CAPABILITIES TO THE CAPABILITY OF THE MAN I RUN AGAINST >> THERE YOU HAVE IT BY THEN IT WAS 77 HAS COME UNDER SCRUTINY, FOR FORGETTING FACTS ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

TRUMP IS 74 YEARS OLD AND THEN ASKED ABOUT HIS PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE HEALTH THE DOCTOR WEIGHED ON THAT, SAYING THE PRESIDENT REMAINS HEALTHY >>> ANOTHER LEGAL VICTORY, NINE WOMEN WHO REACHED A CONVICTION THAT IF APPROVED WOULD CREATE A VICTIMS FUND WORTH $19 MILLION >> THE GIRL MAY NOT HAVE, FOR BEFORE FILED A LAWSUIT A >> THE DEAL THERE WAS TWO AND HALF YEARS AND THE MAKING REALLY STEM FROM DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS

ONE TEAM WILL NOT ADMIT WRONGDOING THEN, HE WILL NOT PAY ACCUSERS INSTEAD INSURANCE COMPANIES RAISE HIS STUDIO THAT FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY MAKING THE PAYOUT KATELYN DELANEY SAYS WEINSTEIN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED HER AS ONE OF THE PLAINTIFFS IN THE CASE A >> IT IS VERY SERIOUS, A POSITIVE THING TO COME OUT OF AN INCREDIBLY COMPLICATED SITUATION IT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO NEARLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE

THE SETTLEMENT ALSO RESOLVES ALL OF THE CIVIL CASES AGAINST WEINSTEIN, INCLUDING ONE BROUGHT BY NEW YORK'S ATTORNEY GENERAL WHO CELEBRATED THE DEAL, AFTER ALL THE HARASSMENT THREATS AND DISCRIMINATION, THE SURVIVORS ARE FINALLY GETTING JUSTICE LAWYERS FOR THE WINDS AND ACCUSERS BLAST THE SETTLEMENT, CALLING IT A COMPLETE SELLOUT OF THE WEINSTEIN SURVIVORS THEY SAY IT FAILS ON SO MANY LEVELS AND THEY CALL IT DEEPLY UNFAIR THAT WEINSTEIN ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS ACTIONS THOSE WHO SUPPORT THE SETTLEMENT SAY IT IS THE BEST OPTION >> THERE WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH MONEY TO COMPENSATE SURVIVORS OF HARVEY WEINSTEIN'S ABUSE

WHAT WE DO KNOW TODAY IS THAT WE WILL HAVE JUSTICE A >> WEINSTEIN THAT HAS DENIED ALLEGATIONS IS NOW SERVING A 23 YEAR SENTENCE CONVICTED IN NEW YORK WITH CHARGES CONNECTED TO TWO WOMEN HE FACES SEPARATE SEX TIMES CARTRIDGES AND LOS ANGELES AN ATTORNEY TOLD NBC NEWS NOW THAT WITH CLOSURE, HE REMAINS FOCUSED IN DEFENDING HIMSELF ON ALL REMAINING LEGAL MATTERS

>>> IT'S OKAY WITH REGARDS TO TIMING, HOW LONG UNTIL THE VICTIMS OF FUND IS UP AND RUNNING? >> RIGHT, SOME ARE UNCLEAR A DISTRICT COURT AND A BANKRUPT COURT NEED TO SIGN OFF ON THE TELLER FOR ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN, PRELIMINARY HEARING, JULY 14 IF HE GETS THE AGREEMENT, WOMEN WILL HAVE 90 DAYS TO CONFIDENTIALLY SUBMIT CLAIMS DESCRIBING THEIR EXPERIENCES WITH WEINSTEIN WHICH WILL BE REVIEWED, POTENTIAL PAYMENTS WILL RANGE FROM 7500 TO $750,000 THEY COULD COME AFTER WHAT THE LAWYER HOPES WILL BE FINAL APPROVAL WHICH WILL HAPPEN MID- OCTOBER >>> THIS MORNING, THE BATTLE OVER MASKS RAGES WORLDWIDE

A >> IT CAN CONTINUE HAVE HER WEARING MASKS HAVE PROJECT SIGNS >> I WON'T BE DOING IT PERSONALLY IT'S A RECOMMENDATION >> CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS — >> YOU CANNOT MANDATE SOMEONE TO WEAR A MASK

>> AND STORES — EVEN IN THE HALLS OF CONGRESS UNFORTUNATELY, THE SIMPLE LIFESAVING PRACTICE IS PART OF THE POLITICAL DEBATE >> I AM VERY CONCERNED >> SPEAKING TO SENATORS TUESDAY, ANTHONY FOUND SHE MADE A STARTLING PREDICTION THAT THE US

WILL HAVE 1000 HUNDRED NEW CASES A DAY UNLESS THEY TAKE CAUTION >> IT IS PEOPLE PROTECTING EACH OTHER IT >> TAKE THE WORDS TO HEART >> PLEASE PLEASE

WHERE A FACE COVERING WHEN YOU GO OUT IN PUBLIC THE >> POLITICIANS AND HEALTH OFFICIALS COAST-TO-COAST ARE CONTINUING TO HAMMER THE POINT HOME >> PUT ON THE MASK IT'S NOT COMPLICATED >> CALIFORNIA'S GOVERNOR THREATENS FINANCIAL PENALTIES FOR RULE BREAKERS

>> WILL BE DOING MORE TO FOCUS ON ENFORCEMENT OF THE STATE A >> A NEW STUDY FOCUSES ON HOW EFFECTIVE MASKS CAN BE RESEARCHERS AT FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY USED A LASER TO MEASURE HOW FAST DROPLETS CAN TRAVEL AND FOUND A WELL SETTING HOMEMADE MASK WITH TWO LAYERS OF FABRIC AND PARTICLES THAT ARE A COUPLE INCHES AWAY BANDANNA WAS THE LEAST EFFECTIVE, ALLOWING THE DROPLETS TO TRAVEL 3 FEET AWAY WITHOUT ANY MASS, PARTICLES FROM DISEASES FLY 8 FEET

>> IT'S A GREAT IDEA TO ASK YOU TO WEAR A MASK A >> YES NO ONE CAN CATCH CORONA >> ON MIAMI BEACH WHERE MASKS ARE MANDATORY, MOST PEOPLE WE SPOKE WITH HER ON BOARD >> I CAN AFFORD IT

>> I DON'T WANT TO NOT WEAR MY MASK AROUND MY PARENTS AND THEN I TAKE IT OFF AROUND THEM IT >> IT'S A POSITIVE SIGN IN THE MIDST OF THE STORY DEBATE >> THIS, AI, GOLDMAN SACHS CAME OUT WITH A STUDY ON THE IMPACT THAT MASKS CAN HAVE NOT ON PUBLIC HEALTH, BUT THE ECONOMY TELL US ABOUT IT >> THE BOTTOM LINE OF THIS STUDY IS PRETTY AMAZING

THEY FOUND THAT THE NATIONAL MASK MANDATE IF THERE WERE TO BE ONE IT WOULD BE MORE EFFECTIVE AND COULD SAVE THE US FIVE PERCENT OF THE GDP, LAST YEAR GDP WAS 24 TRILLION, SAYING IT COULD SAVE THE US $1 TRILLION

>>> THE COMING FALL SEMESTER IS ABOUT TO LOOK DIFFERENT SMALLER CLASSES WITH MANDATORY TEMPERATURE CHECKS, LYCIE TIME WITH PROFESSORS, THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, PREVENT THE SPREAD SIGNS ARE UP FLOW ARROWS ARE ON THE DOORS AND FLOORS LECTURE HALL SEATING IS CUT BY 60 PERCENT TO KEEP 6 FEET OF SEPARATION THE UNIVERSITY EVEN PLANNED TO TEST WASTE AND SEWAGE WATER TO QUICKLY IDENTIFY COVID-19 HOTSPOTS

>> IT WILL LET YOU KNOW SOMETHING'S GOING ON THE BUILDING >> DARRELL PINES FIRST DAY ON THE JOB, TWO THIRDS OF THE 3000 COLLEGES PLAN TO WELCOME STUDENTS BACK TO CAMPUS MANY WITH A COMBINATION OF ONLINE CLASSES NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY IS OPENING TWO WEEKS EARLY, SENDING STUDENTS HOME EARLY IN THE FALL TO REDUCE THE RISK OF BRINGING COVID-19 BACK ON CAMPUS IT >> THERE'S A STAY , RIGHTFULLY HERE

WE'RE GOING TO SEND THEM AWAY SO WE DON'T HAVE THE GOING AWAY AND RETURNING THAT WE USUALLY HAVE FOR A NORMAL SEMESTER A >> ALEXANDER IS ON THE FENCING TEAM, EAGER TO GET BACK >> IT'S REALLY UP TO US AS YOUNGER PEOPLE WE HAVE TO LOOK OUT FOR OLDER FOLKS

WE LOOK AT HOW THIS WORKS >> LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE, BARBARA'S NERVOUS HE'S LEAVING HOME IN A PANDEMIC >> IT'S A GUTWRENCHING DECISION I KNOW HE WANTS TO GO BACK I REALLY VALUE — I REALLY WANT HIM TO HAVE THE BEST COLLEGE EXPERIENCE HE COMMANDS

>> HALF-MILLION STUDENTS AND THE CAL STATE SYSTEM, THE BIGGEST WILL NOT RETURN TO CLASSROOMS AND THE FALL INSTEAD THEY REMAIN ONLINE AMONG THEM DOMINGUEZ HILLS STUDENTS TAYLOR HILLS A NEWLY AM DISAPPOINTED I WAS AT THE POINT WHERE I WAS ENJOYING GOING TO SCHOOL

I WAS ENJOYING LEARNING AND GOING TO CLASSES NOW THAT IT'S TAKEN AWAY FROM ME — IT'S UPSETTING I UNDERSTAND >> THESE ARE UNEASY TIMES >> PEOPLE HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER

PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO GO INTO DUTY AND TURN DIRECTIONS AND EFFORTS AND OTHER DIRECTION AS PEOPLE, IF THEY REALLY CARE ABOUT ONE ANOTHER YOU WILL SEE IT WILL WORK OUT REALLY WELL >> AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, THEY PUT THE FINAL TOUCHES ON THE PLAN FOR THE FALL ONE ISSUE THE SCHOOL IS DEALING WITH IS THAT ALL SCHOOLS ARE DEALING WITH WHAT TO DO IF THERE'S A SECOND WAVE OF A PANDEMIC

WHAT YOU DOING THE FALL ONE CONTINGENCY ITEM WOULD HAVE ALL STUDENTS GO TO ONLINE LEARNING, AFTER THANKSGIVING IT'S VERY MUCH JUST ONE OF MANY OPTIONS THAT THEY DISCUSS >>> THE ATTACK HAPPENED AT THE FAMILY CAMPGROUND AND YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK OFFICIALS SAY A 72-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WAS SCORED AFTER GETTING TOO CLOSE TO A GRAZING BISON LIKE THIS ONE

>> SHE WANT TO TAKE A PHOTO, SHE APPROACHED WITHIN RANGE OF THE BISON, THE BISON FELT THREATENED AND CHARGED AT HER >> THE WOMAN THAT WAS NOT IDENTIFIED WAS LISTED INTO THE HOSPITAL, A SECOND ATTACK IN BISON HAPPENED LAST MONTH AFTER THE SHUTDOWN WHILE SOCIAL DISTANCING IS ENCOURAGED AT THE PARK, RANGERS SAY TOO MANY VISITORS DON'T TAKE THE SAME PRECAUTIONS WITH WILDLIFE THE VIDEO SHOWS HOW AGGRESSIVE BISON CAN BE, WEIGHING 2000 POUNDS, THEY ARE EASILY AGITATED AND INJURE MORE PEOPLE THAN ANY OTHER ANIMAL IT BISON YELLOWSTONE THERE WAS A NINE-YEAR-OLD GIRL BEING THROWN INTO THE AIR BY A BISON AFTER HIS FAMILY GOT TOO CLOSE

MIRACULOUSLY SHE WAS OKAY LAST FALL 22-YEAR-OLD KAYLEE DAVIS BROKE HER ANKLE AFTER BEING CHARGED BY A BASIN IN UTAH >> I RAN AWAY FROM HIM THAT'S WHEN HE FLIPPED ME UP IN THE AIR >> FROM BISON TO NEWS, RANGERS SAY WILD ANIMALS ARE THE MOST HIM AND REASON WHY PEOPLE GET ATTACKED

>> STAY FAR AWAY FROM ANIMALS GIVE THEM THEIR SPACE >> SOCIAL DISTANCE AND THE DISTANCE USED TO GET WILD ANIMALS IS VERY DIFFERENT GIVE BISON 25 FEET PARENT WHILE SHE GOT 100 YARDS, OR STAN THE CAR

>>> WELCOME BACK, THERE'S NO TRAVEL REST, BUT FLARES ARE RETURNING TO THE SKIES UNITED ADDED THEY WILL ADD 24,000 MORE FLIGHTS IN AUGUST >> TO AIRLINE POLICIES TAKE EFFECT, THE INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION OF FLIGHT ATTENDANTS REPRESENTS 50,000 FLIGHT ATTENDANTS ACROSS 20 AIRLINES SHE JOINS US LIVE GOOD MORNING

>> GOOD MORNING >> LET'S BEGIN HERE, STARTING TODAY, AMERICAN AIRLINES ARE BOOKED TO CAPACITY IT MEANS THEY WILL NO LONGER BLOCK OFF THE MIDDLE SEAT WHAT CONCERNS YOU HAVE HER FLIGHT ATTENDANTS AND PASSENGERS WITH THE CHANGE? >> WE SAY FROM THE VERY BEGINNING, BUT THIS REQUIRES HIS GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION A CLEAR PANEL AND THAT IS COURTED BY THE GOVERNMENT WITH HEALTH POLICIES

WHEN YOU LEAVE IT TO PRIVATE INDUSTRY ALONE, AND YOU HAVE A MAJOR DISRUPTOR LIKE A PANDEMIC, IT DOES NOT LEAD TO OUTCOMES YOU HAVE PRIVATE INCENTIVES TO MAKE DECISIONS AROUND PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES THAT IS WHY YOU HAVE THE GOVERNMENT SET PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY WE SHOULD BE CLEAR TRAVEL IS RETURNING

WE ARE DOWN TO ONE PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE TRAVELING A YEAR AGO IT'S UNSUSTAINABLE >>> TODAY, THE EUROPEAN UNION IS REOPENING THEIR BORDERS US

TRAVELERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED HOW DOES IT IMPACT OUR REPUTATION? >> IT IS AVIATION'S REPUTATION BUT IT'S AMERICA'S REPUTATION IT'S DEVASTATING WE FIGHT EVERY CORNER OF THE EARTH WHEN SOME CAN ONLY GO THROUGH CROSSING BORDERS IT'S BECAUSE OF THE REPUTATION OF AMERICA

IT'S BECAUSE OF OUR MUTATION AND AMERICAN AVIATION AND OUR GOVERNANCE WITH SAFETY OUR CONFIDENCE, WE ARE THROWING ALL OF THAT OUT THE DOOR NORMALLY WHEN AN EPIDEMIC BREAKS OUT ITS TRANSPORTATION AND TAKES ACTION, WITH GOVERNMENT COURT NATION, STOPPING THE SPREAD IT TRANSPORTATION STORY WERE SO BEYOND THAT WE HAVE CASES GROWING AT SUCH A RATE AS DR

PROUTY TESTIFIED YESTERDAY THAT THE REST OF THE WORLD SAYS THIS IS OUT OF CONTROL WE CANNOT TRUST AMERICA TO BE SAFE THAT IS A SIGNIFICANT ISSUE THAT IS GOING TO HAVE A MAJOR IMPACT FOR A VERY LONG TIME IT'LL CUT US OFF FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD >> MOST AIRLINES HAVE HAD TO TAKE IT UPON THEMSELVES TO IMPLEMENT THEIR NEW POLICIES LIKE REQUIRING FACEMASKS

AS HE SAID THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS TO STEP IN IT'S AN IMPOSSIBLE TASK TO ENFORCE THESE RULES WHAT IS THE INCENTIVE FOR PASSENGERS ON THE PLANE TO LISTEN TO SOMETHING THAT YOU GUYS ARE SAYING? HOW COULD IT HELP THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STEPPING IN? >> WE HAVE THE BACKING OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THE FIRST THING WE HAVE TO DO IS ATTACK THE VIRUS AVIATION IS ESSENTIAL

WE GET GOODS AND SERVICES TO OUR COMMUNITY ALL THE COMMUNITIES WHETHER YOU TRAVEL OR NOT, THEY COUNT ON AVIATION TO BE CONNECTED WITH OTHER STATES AND THE REST OF THE WORLD CONNECT TO PEOPLE AND THE GOODS AND SERVICES WE BRING TO THE COMMUNITIES EVERY SINGLE BUSINESS COUNTS ON THIS AVIATION IS THE BACKBONE OF OUR ECONOMY

WE HAVE TO GET THIS RIGHT WE HAVE TO HAVE A LAYER OF SAFETY POLICIES AND PLACE THEY TAKE THE SESSIONS I HAVE, AMERICAN AIRLINES, WE HAVE BEEN VERY CLEAR THAT THE MASKS ARE REQUIRED AND BACKING THAT UP WITHOUT FEDERAL BACKING, THOSE OF US ON THE FRONT LINES WERE ESSENTIAL WORKERS AND HAVE TO ENFORCE THIS ARE LEFT WITHOUT THE BACKING OF THE GOVERNMENT IN FACT THE GOVERNMENT HAS MOVED SOME PEOPLE THAT THIS IS A POLITICAL DECISION INSTEAD OF A HEALTH DECISION

AND FOR NOT TREATING THIS LIKE WERE IN THIS TOGETHER, WERE LESS SAFE >> WE NEED TO LOOK AT THIS AS ATTACKING THE VIRUS, MAKING SURE THAT WE KEEP PEOPLE CONNECTED TO JOBS, AND PAYCHECKS THAT'S WHAT THE AVIATION PAYROLL ACT DOES THAT NEEDS TO BE EXTENDED WE COULD HAVE AN HEALTHCARE WAR WITH TENS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE OUT OF WORK RIGHT NOW

IT'LL CREATE A HEALTHCARE WAR AT THE FRONT OF THE AIRPORTS TO ASK PEOPLE HEALTH QUESTIONS, CHECK THEIR ACCESSIBILITY ON HOW TO WEAR THE MASK AND MAKE SURE WE HAVE SAFETY POLICIES AND PLACE THAT ALLOW AVIATION AND TRAVEL SAFELY WITHOUT RISK OF SPREAD AND RETAIN CONFIDENCE AND THE LAST OF THE WORLD THOSE ARE THE STEPS THAT WE NEED TO TAKE RIGHT NOW BUT THEY ARE COMPLETELY ABSENT FROM CURRENT LEADERSHIP >> WE WERE TALKING ABOUT AT THIS MORNING, IT'S UP TO THE POINT WHERE WE WANT TO TRAVEL WE WANT TO GET OUT THERE, PEOPLE ARE AFRAID IF YOU HAD TO TRAVEL RIGHT NOW, YOU HAD TO RECOMMEND TO A FRIEND WHETHER HE OR SHE SHOULD TRAVEL, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY? >> CASES ARE ON THE RISE AS CASE OF CLIMBED TODAY, AND SOME OF THESE REOPEN, THE IDEA THAT YOU CAN JUST REOPEN THE ECONOMY WITHOUT ADDRESSING THE THREAT HAS LED TO A SPIKE IN THE CASES

INCREASE CONCERN BOOKINGS FALL OFF ALREADY PEOPLE ARE VERY CONCERNED AVIATION WILL NOT RESPOND, THERE ECONOMY WILL NOT RESPOND YOU HAVE TO GET THIS CONTAINED

IT'S SO OUT-OF-CONTROL THAT THEY'RE SAYING AT THIS POINT CONTACT TRACING WILL WORK WE NEED TO VERY SERIOUSLY WORK AT HOW WE ADDRESS THE VIRUS AND IMPACT THAT FIRST SO THAT WE CAN HAVE PEOPLE FEEL CONFIDENT ABOUT MOVING AROUND AND STARTING TO REENTER ARE ALL BUSINESSES, AVIATION AND ALL THE PLACES THAT WE VISITED >> SARA NELSON, YOU MAKE GOOD POINTS THANK YOU FOR JOINING US THIS MORNING >> WEAR YOUR MASK

WEAR YOUR MASK THANK YOU, ABSOLUTELY >> I ALWAYS DO >> THE UNMISTAKABLE SOUND OF LAST SUMMER IT'S PLAYING IN THE POOL

WITHOUT PROPER ATTENTION, WE CAN TAKE A TRAGIC TURN 950 KIDS DROWN EACH YEAR IN THE US DROWNING IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF UNINTENTIONAL DEATH AMONG KIDS AGES 5 TO 4 YOU NEED TO BE WORRIED ABOUT BODIES OF WATER LURING KIDS

WE INVITED MARY, SENIOR AQUATICS DIRECTOR TO TALK ABOUT THE BASIC SUMMER SAFETY TIPS AND WHY YOU THINK WE NEED TO BE ON EXTRA ALERT WITH COVID-19 >> WITH EVERYONE SOCIAL DISTANCING, EVERYTHING HAS TO DO IS SWIM LESSONS A LOT OF PLACES CLOSED DOWN >> PUBLIC POOLS HAVE NOT OPENED UP, PARENTS ARE DISTRACTED WHILE YOU DO ABOUT THAT

>> THERE ARE BASIC TIPS THAT YOU CAN EVALUATE, HOW YOUR CHILDREN ARE COMFORTABLE AND WATER >> I HAVE MY THREE-YEAR-OLD READY LET'S GO WE ARE SUITED UP AND READY TO GO THIS GIRL IS OLDER AND SHE KNOWS THAT IS SWIM

WHAT SHOULD WE BE DOING RIGHT NOW? >> LOOK FOR A COAST GUARD APPROVED SAFETY VEST FOR A LIGHT SWIMMER MAKE SURE IT FITS SNUGLY NEXT, THE BIG GIRLS ARE OUT FOR A QUICK WATER COMPETENCY CHECK >> WILL TAKE SOCIAL DISTANCING MAKE SURE THEY ARE INDEPENDENT IN THE WATER

WHEN THEY COME BACK UP, THEY CAN TURN UP AND LOOK AROUND FOR THE SAFEST PLACE TO LOOK AROUND 10 GRAD AROUND INDEPENDENTLY >> CHECK TO SEE IF THEY CAN SWIM THE LENGTH OF THE POOL ASK IF THEY CAN TREAD WATER FOR A MINUTE >> WHEN WE HAVE A JOB THAT IS NOT IN THE POOL, THAT'S FINE >> IT'S COMFORTABLE

SOMETIMES IT'S A JUST GETTING THEIR FEET IN SOMETIMES THEY HAVE THE COAST GUARD APPROVED LIFEJACKET GETTING IN, IF THEY HAVE A LIFEJACKET THEY CAN BE SAFE >> CAN BE DANGEROUS, IT BLOCKS YOUR VIEW ON THE WATER IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THERE'S KIDS ON THE WATER BUT THERE ARE TAKE THEM OUT WHEN YOU'RE NOT USING THEM

CONSIDER A POOL ALARM THIS COMES WITH A WRISTBAND THAT WILL LET YOU KNOW SOON FALLS AND HAVE A STURDY GAIT THAT DOESN'T ALLOW LITTLE ONES IN MAKE SURE THE GATE IS SELF LOCKING DON'T FORGET KIDDIE POOLS AND ABOVEGROUND POOLS

EXPERTS SAY CHILDREN CAN DROWNING AN INCH AND A HALF OF WATER EMPTY YOUR SMALLER POOLS AFTER USING THEM AND REMOVE THE LETTER FROM LARGER POOLS NO MATTER WHAT KIND OF WATER THE KIDS ARE IN, DESIGNATE A WATER WATCHER AN ADULT THAT'S ASSIGNED TO WATCH THE KIDS AT ALL TIMES KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE ALSO MAIL SUMMER

>>> EVEN IF YOUR CHILD IS A GOOD SWIMMER, FATIGUE STEP SAME GET THEM OUT, REMIND THEM THE HYDRATING GIVE THEM A BREAK AND PUT ON THE SUNSCREEN FOR THE INEXPERIENCED SWIMMERS, THE RECOMMEND SUPERVISION STAY WITHIN ARMS LENGTH OF A CHILD >>> WE LOVE SHINE A LIGHT ON THESE COMPANIES, IT'S EVEN MORE IMPORTANT IN AN UNPRECEDENTED DISRUPTION THAT IS CAUSED BY CORONAVIRUS

>> IT'S A REAL SEAN THE ARM FOR THE SMALL BUSINESSES LIFESTYLE CONTRIBUTOR JOE BARTON IS HERE CAN MORNING BRETT THE HAY, AS WE KNOW MANY SMALL BUSINESSES HAVE HAD TO TAKE A HUGE PIVOT IN THE WAKE OF COVID-19 IT'S HOW THESE INCREDIBLE ENTREPRENEURS HAVE PIVOTED THAT CONTINUES OUR SMALL BUSINESS SOLUTION SERIES

WILL SHOW YOU THREE INCREDIBLE BUSINESS OWNERS AND ALLOW YOU TO SHOP TO CONSUME AND THERE WILL BE A DEAL LET'S START WITH OUR OWNER OF THE SHOP AND MARYLAND SHE HAS SIX EMPLOYEES ALL NATURAL INGREDIENTS ARE 100 PERCENT NONPROFIT AND VEGAN NON- GML AND CRUELTY FREE THEY SEVER FROM ANXIETY AND MEDICAL CLEANSING RITUALS

IT SAYS IT SAVED HER LIFE THEY'VE SHIFTED DIRECT TO CONSUMER, BUILDING YOUR WEBSITE AND BASE WE WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT THE PRODUCTS HERE I'VE USED THEM THERE SO INCREDIBLE SHE OFFERS THIS WHICH WE CAN ALL USE

THE STRESS KIT, $49, FOR TODAY SHOW, $29 THEY OFFER 30 PERCENT OFF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER AT THE WEBSITE YOU CAN USE THE CODE CARE YOU CAN SEE ALL THE DIFFERENT OPTIONS HERE AND LOCK ON

>>> NEXT TOP, THE OWNER IS MIMI STRICKLAND I AM WEARING ONE OF HER NECK GLANDS LOCATED IN CHARLESTON SOUTH CAROLINA MIMI AND HER MOMMY CALLED THE PRODUCTS THEY DESIGN THEM AND MIMI HAS A GIFT SHOP CREATED IN 2015 SHE WANTED TO CREATE AN AFFORDABLE JEWELRY LINE THAT ENCOURAGED OTHERS TO ALWAYS SPREAD HAPPINESS

WE ALL NEED THAT RIGHT NOW THE PIECES ARE NAMED AFTER A STREET OR BASIN AREA IT'S CAUSED MANY TO WORK HARDER, TO MAKE YOUR BUSINESS MORE SUCCESSFUL WE HAVE SOME OF HER ITEMS HERE A LOT OF THEM ARE MADE WITH HER MOTHER

IT'S SO SWEET SHE OFFERS 15 PERCENT OFF, THE EARRINGS ARE LIGHTWEIGHT AND MANY ARE HAND-PAINTED GO ON TO THE WEBSITE TO FIND ALL OF THE DIFFERENT OPTIONS >>> THIS IS SOMETHING FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY, IT'S CALLED DIRTY COOKIE EMERGES TO HAVE A LOT OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS

MILK AND COOKIES IT'S LOCATED IN ORANGE COUNTY CALIFORNIA WAS SEVEN EMPLOYEES STARTED IT WHEN HER DAUGHTER IS FIVE MONTHS OLD WHILE WORKING FULL TIME AT ANOTHER JOB THESE ARE THE HEAD ADD WEDDINGS AND CELEBRITY EVENTS BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC, OBVIOUSLY THEY LOST CATERING BUSINESS OVERNIGHT THEY PIVOTED AND NOW THEY DO COOKIE SHOTS ONLINE FOR ALL AGES

I MADE MY OWN I MADE IT TO JUST TO YOU THEY'RE OFFERING THE SAME DEAL TO YOU GUYS THERE ARE FOUR FLAVORS YOU CAN SELL THEM WITH NO COFFEE OR ICE CREAM IF YOU ARE HAVING A LITTLE BIT OF SOCIAL DISTANCING

IS ALSO A GLUTEN-FREE OPTION THEY HAVE DECORATING KIDS THEY CAN DO IT THE FAMILY HERE'S THE SMALL BUSINESSES AND SMALL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS I WILL LEAVE THIS MILK AND COOKIE SHOT FOR YOU >> LET'S DRINK TO THAT

>> I WISH WE COULD TEST THOSE COOKIES >> WE ALWAYS PUT THE STEEL AND STEALING DEAL >> I WOULD PUT KAHLZA AND MINE >> FOR MORE ON THE SMALL BUSINESSES, GO TO >>> A NATION TO COLLECT% INTELLIGENCE

% AS THEY NOTED JUST YESTERDAY, TO% THOSE GOVERNMENT% OFFICIALS WHO BETRAY THE TRUST% OF THE PEOPLE% OF THE UNITED STATES BY LEAKING% CLASSIFIED INFORMATION YOUR ACTIONS ENDANGER% OUR NATIONAL SECURITY% THE ODNI SAID THIS LEAKING OF% ANY CLASSIFIED% INFORMATION >>> MARK HARRIS HIM TO WIN HIS ELECTION UNTIL A CAMPAIGN WAS INVOLVED IN COLLECTING AND FILLING OUT ABSENTEE BALLOTS ANY COLLECTIONS FOR MAYOR WERE TOSSED OUT BECAUSE MAIL-IN PELLETS WERE FILLED OUT IN THE NAME OF DEAD PEOPLE AS THE PANDEMIC LEADS MORE STATES TO SHIFT TOWARDS VOTING BY MAIL, PRESIDENT TRAN SAYS SNOW RUN UNTIL RUN AN ELECTION A >> WHEN YOU DO MAIL-IN BALLOTS, YOU ASK FOR FRAUD

>> STEEPLE STILL AT A MAILBOXES CALIFORNIA, THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE SUES GAVIN NEWSOM FOR ORDERING ELECTION OFFICIALS SEND MAIL-IN BALLOTS TO EVERY REGISTERED VOTER >> STUDY SHOW THAT MAIL-IN VOTING IS MORE PRONE TO FRAUD THAN ANY OTHER KIND, THEY SHOW SOMETHING ELSE IT'S EXTREMELY RARE >> THERE ARE ALMOST NO INSTANCES WHERE IT WAS THOUGHT TO AFFECT THE OUTCOME OF AN ELECTION

>> AND THE PAST TWO FEDERAL ELECTIONS, ONE OUT OF EVERY FOUR VOTES WAS CAST BY MAIL, WITH FEW CLAIMS OF FRAUD IN SOME STATES IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO VOTE AND OTHER STATES, THAT ALLOW ANY VOTERS TO MAIL-IN BALLOTS, IT'S BIPARTISAN 24 THE STATES ARE LED BY REPUBLICANS, A STANFORD UNIVERSITY OF VOTING BY MAIL SHOWS IT WILL NOT AFFECT EITHER POLITICAL PARTY OR SHARE OF THE VOTE A MAIL-IN ELECTION, MIKE GARCIA TOOK A HOUSE SEE FROM THE DEMOCRATS AND A SPECIAL ELECTION IN CALIFORNIA

MARYLAND'S REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR LARRY HOGAN ORDERED VALID VOTING FOR EVERY BORDER DESPITE THE ORDERS, SOMETHING HIS PARTY ELECTION OFFICIALS EMBRACE IT >> HOW ARE STATES PREPARED TO DEAL WITH FRAUD AND ANY OF OTHER COMES INTO CONTACT WITH IT? >> SOME STATES ARE OLD HANDS AT THIS, OTHER HANDS TRY TO ESCAPE BUT WITH IT WE DECANT A BALLOT THEY NEED TO PRINT MANY MORE

THEY HAD TO PREPARE THEM THEY HAVE TO MAKE SURE THE RIGHT PEOPLE ARE GETTING THEM OH IT'S A BIG CHORE SOME STATES SAY THEY NEED MORE MONEY, THEY'RE NOT NECESSARILY GETTING IT IT'S GOING TO BE REALLY DICEY WHEN ELECTION TIME COMES AROUND

WE HAVE TO PREPARE OURSELVES FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE VOTING BY MAIL AND THE ELECTION, WE WON'T KNOW THE WINNER ON ELECTION NIGHT A WHOLE >> IT COULD BE SOME TIME AND SOME OF HIS ALLIES ARE STAUNCHLY AGAINST THIS MAIL-IN SYSTEM WHY? LET'S TALK THROUGH IT >> WHAT THEY SAY IS THAT THEY ARE WORRIED ABOUT FRAUD I THINK REALLY, IF YOU LOOK BENEATH, THERE'S A GOOD OF CONCERN AMONG PARTY OFFICIALS ABOUT FRAUD, IT HAS HAPPENED

IT DOESN'T HAPPEN VERY MUCH THE SECOND THING IS THE FACT THAT MAIL-IN BALLOTING HELPS DEMOCRATS THE RESEARCH WE LOOKED AT SAYS THAT'S NOT THE CASE IT DOESN'T FAVOR EITHER PARTY THERE IS LINGERING CONCERN AMONG REPUBLICANS THAT THE MORE MAIL-IN BALLOTS THAT THEY ARE THERE MORE DEMOCRATIC VOTES THEY WILL SEE

>>> BARS, AND GEMS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE NEXT MONTH AS THE STATE TRIES TO CONTAIN A MAJOR CORONAVIRUS BIKE WE'RE JOINED NOW FROM CN ASK WHAT ARE THE NEW RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE? >> THE GOVERNOR IMPLEMENTED THESE EXECUTIVE ORDERS JUST YESTERDAY THEY INCLUDE THE SHATTERING OF BARS AND GYMNASIUMS AND MOVIE THEATERS, WATER PARKS AND TUBING OPERATIONS I WOULD BACK TO DATA FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR

THEY START IN THE MIDDLE OF JULY THAT HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK TO AUGUST EXECUTIVE ORDERS, THEY ALSO RESTRICT THE NUMBER OF FOLKS THAT CAN BE GATHERED TO MORE THAN 50 THE BIG? IS, BUT IS NOT IN THE EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT IS WHERE FROM THIS GOVERNOR FOR ONE MONTH AND HALF, HE ESSENTIALLY RESISTED IMPLEMENTING ANY CHANGES AFTER HE LET THE STAY-AT-HOME ORDER EXPIRE ON MAY 15

ALLOWS BUSINESS AND RETAIL AND RESTAURANTS TO REOPEN, MANY SAY LIFE IS BACK TO NORMAL ACROSS THE STATE THAT'S WHAT LED TO ASSERTION CASES, 4000 A DAY THAT'S A RECORD NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS AND ICU BED, LED TO THE ACTION THAT CULMINATED INTO THE FACT THAT IT WAS IN EFFECT BY THE GOVERNOR LAST NIGHT >>> THERE ARE RESTRICTIONS STATEWIDE, NOT STAY-AT-HOME ORDER, I KNOW YOU PRESS THE GOVERNOR, WHAT DID HE TELL YOU? >> YOU SEE THE NUMBER SKYROCKET A DOUBLING OF HOSPITALIZATIONS AND THE PAST TWO WEEKS

NEARLY DOUBLING HOSPITALIZATIONS HE IS RUNNING AWAY WITH IT THAT'S WHERE I ASKED THE GOVERNOR THE VERY SPECIFIC QUESTION, WHY NOT RE-IMPLEMENT A STAY-AT-HOME ORDER AND ESSENTIALLY SHUT DOWN THE STATE AGAIN TAKE A LISTEN TO THAT CONVERSATION >> I'M CONFIDENT, I THINK ARIZONANS ARE SMART ENOUGH COMMON SENSE

>>> THE MYSTERIOUS NATURE OF JUSTIFYING WHAT IT WOULD TAKE TO REOPEN BUSINESSES, UNDER THE WHITE HOUSE CORONAVIRUS TASKFORCES GUIDELINES, THEY SAY THERE HAD TO BE A DOWN TAKE IN INFLUENZA CASES WE ARE FAR PAST THAT WERE NOWHERE CLOSE TO EVEN MEETING THE PHASE 1 REQUIREMENTS YET SO MUCH OF THE STATE IS OPEN RETAILING RESTAURANTS ARE OPEN

THE DAY? IS OVER THE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND TO WHAT EXTENT WILL THERE BE ENFORCEMENT OF FOLKS IN GROUPS OF 10 OR MORE FOLKS HAVE FIREWORKS SHOWS STILL PLAN ARIZONA AND CONSEQUENTLY AND THE MEDICAL SIDE OF THINGS, THEY ARE FACING IT NOW >> WELL, I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS REPORTING ERROR IN ARIZONA

WHAT HAPPENED THERE? THIS IS A TOUGH PART OF TESTING AND PROCESSING YESTERDAY THERE WAS A SIGNIFICANT RANDOM NUMBER OF CASES REPORTED THAT'S BECAUSE THE NORTHWEST LABORATORIES WHICH PROCESS 80 PERCENT OF THE STATE DEATH, THERE WAS A DIGITAL ERROR IT WAS WITHIN THE SYSTEM OF GETTING THE NUMBERS AND INITIALLY AND TODAY YOU'VE SAW FEWER NUMBERS

THAT PLAYS INTO A CONVERSATION THAT YOU AND I HAD LABS YESTERDAY THE AMOUNT OF TESTING IS SOUNDLY THE DEMAND FOR TESTING, IT'S SO SUBSTANTIAL AND THE DEMAND OF GETTING THEM PROCESSED, IT ONLY BECOMES MORE DIFFICULT, STRAIN IS MORE DIFFICULT ON LABORATORIES, BUT AS WELL AS THE STATE IN REPORTING THE DATA AND OUR ABILITY TO GET IT OUT TO THE PUBLIC THE SEVERITY OF WHAT THAT MEANS >> IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA THE TOP QUESTIONS THANK YOU SO MUCH

TO SEE WHAT IS% AHEAD OF US STILL% IF THE NUMBERS% STAY UP –% [ INDISCERNIBLE ]% % I THINK WE HOPE WE WILL HAVE THE% FORTITUDE TO PUSH% THROUGH% >> YES, CASES IN TEXAS ARE GOING UP% I'VE SEEN A LOT% MORE CASES% EVERYDAY% TYING NOSED MORE% PEOPLE –% DIAGNOSED MORE% PEOPLE WITH% COVID-19 OVER THE WEEKEND

% MOST OF THEM ARE YOUNG, HEALTHY PEOPLE% MOST OF THEM AREN'T TERRIBLY% SICK BUT MOST OF% THEM STILL ARE% >> THE ONES THAT% AREN'T ABLE TO GO HOME ARE VERY SICK% >> SEEING THE NUMBERS GO UP AND SEEING SOME PUSH BACK, FROM% PEOPLE WHO HAVE QUARANTINE% FATIGUE AND ARE% KIND OF TIRED OF FOLLOWING% RESTRICTIONS AND KNOWING HOW THAT CAN AFFECT OUR% NUMBERS HERE –% ITS TROUBLE SOME >> I UNDERSTAND% PEOPLE FEEL LIKE% THEIR RIGHTS ARE BEING TAKEN% AWAY FROM THE% NOVEMBER REQUEST% TO WEAR MASKS IN% PUBLIC TO% PHARMACIES, THINGS LIKE THAT, BUT THEY DON'T% REALIZE THAT THEY ARE NOT IMMUNE TO% THE VIRUS% A LOT >>> PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE THAT THEY ARE TO MUTANT TO THE VIRUS

PEOPLE WITH COVID-19 ARE ASYMPTOMATIC THEY'RE SPREADING IT TO PEOPLE THAT HAVE A LOT OF HEALTH CONDITIONS WERE VULNERABILITIES >> THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, FIRST RESPONDERS, WE PRAY AROUND THE HOSPITAL TO SUPPORT US FRONT-LINE WORKERS, BECAUSE A LONG WAY YOU DON'T OFTEN SEE THE RESULTS OF YOUR WORK

THE CHAPLAIN THEY WERE A DOCTOR OR A NURSE WE KNOW WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE DURING THIS TIME WE COULD RUN INTO ISSUES WITH MASKS AND STAY SAFE >>> AN INCIDENT THAT GRIPPED THE NATION, 23-YEAR-OLD ELISHA McLEAN DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY LEGAL ANALYST TWEETS THIS ABOUT THE CASE

THE ELISHA McLEAN CASE PUT THE SPOTLIGHT ON AN IMPORTANT ISSUE, THE DEGREE OF EVIDENCE THAT PLEASE NEED TO INITIATE A POLICE CITIZEN CONTACT IT IS THE POST IMPORTANT POLICY ISSUE THAT IS ESCALATED WE DECIDED TO REVIEW THE ISSUE WITH THE FEDERAL PROSECUTOR SYMPHONY OSTEEN R IGHT % THE STOP RIGHT % % STOP

% STOP % STOP % % I HAVE AIGHT TO STOP YOUSE% YOU ARE BEING% SUSPICIOUS% >> HOW DO WE GET% FROM THE POLICE >> HAD WE GET TO THE SUSPICIOUS PULLING OUT TO ELISHA McLEAN TO LAYING HANDS ON HIM? PLEASE SAID THAT THE POLICE SOMETIMES DON'T HAVE ENOUGH PROBABLE CAUSE TO ARREST SOMEONE ON THE STREET, BUT THEY MAY HAVE ARTICULABLE SUSPICION THAT CRIMINAL ACTIVITY IS AFOOT IF THEY DO, THEY CAN CONDUCT A LIMITED PATDOWN AND DETAIN THE PERSON FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATION

THEY HAVE TO HAVE SAFETY CONCERNS >> WHEN THE NUMBER ONE CALL COMES IN, IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT THERE IS NO ALLEGATION OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY AND THE CALL >> THERE'S NO IMPLICATION THAT THERE'S A WEAPON INVOLVED >> THERE'S NO IMPLICATION THAT THE WEAPON IS INVOLVED, SO THAT, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT IN THE ANALYSIS AS THIS GUY IS SEEN WALKING DOWN THE STREET THERE IS NO REASONABLE SUSPICION THAT HAVE ANY CRIMINAL WRONGDOING

THEY CAN GET OUR THAT ARE AND SAY WE CAN CHAT WITH HIM THEY CANNOT TOUCH HIM THEY CANNOT SAY THERE IS EXTREME AND HONEST MOVEMENT IN ANY WAY >> NOTICED THE OFFICERS DO NOT TELL HIM ONE WAY OR ANOTHER IF HE IS FREE TO LEAVE OR BEING DETAINED OFFICERS DO NOT TELL YOU THAT IN SO MANY WORDS

ELISHA IS WONDERING, WHAT IS HAPPENING? ONCE A DETAINED PERSON RESISTS WITH ANY FORCE OR MOVING OUTSIDE OF THE ROUND, IT IS CREATED AS A STOP GAP BETWEEN HAVING NO SUSPICION WHATSOEVER IN PROBABLE CAUSE FOR AN ARREST IT RAISES THE QUESTION WHY DID NOT THE OFFICERS ASKED HIM NO QUESTIONS? IT COULD IT DISPELLED THEIR REGIONAL SUSPICION AND HE COULD'VE BEEN FREE TO LEAVE IF HE ANSWERED THE QUESTIONS CORRECTLY >> LET'S JUST ADMIT THAT PEOPLE AND WRONGFUL ARREST HAVE REGRET MY INITIAL REACTION IS SOMEONE THAT PROSECUTED PLEASE CASES AND HUNDREDS OF THE POLICE REPORTS FOR POLICE ON EXCESSIVE REPORTS, MY GUT REACTION SAYS THAT IS NOT TRUE

>> HE MAKES A MOVE FOR THE FIREARM, AND IT'S ESCALATED INTO A DEADLY SITUATION FOR THE OFFICER, AND HIS OR HER MIND, AND IT'S A JUSTIFICATION FOR USING FORCE THAT MOMENT >> POLICE CAN ARRIVE ON THE SCENE AND THERE IS NO CRIME, MAYBE SOMEONE IS MENTALLY ILL OF REACTING IN A DANGEROUS WAY TO THE POLICE NO UNDERLYING CRIME, PLEASE NEED A DEGREE OF AUTHORITY OH BOY, MENTAL AUTHORITY CALLS FOR A LARGE AMOUNT OF THOSE CALLOUTS PLEASE KNOW THEY HAVE TO USE THIS IN ORDER TO JUSTIFY WHAT THEY DO ON THE STREETS

EXCITED DELIRIUM IS ONE OF THEM, THIS PERSON WAS IN SOME CRAZED STATE AND POST-DANGER, THAT CAN JUSTIFY USING FORCE EVEN IF THERE IS NO PROBABLE CAUSE, FOR AN ARREST ON AN UNDERLYING CRIME HOWEVER AT THE SAME TIME, PLEASE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL NOT TO USE THAT AS A CROTCH IF THEY DON'T HAVE PROBABLE CAUSE TO MAKE AN ARREST IT'S A REALLY FINE LINE YEAH >>> THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY DIDN'T FILE ANY CHARGES AGAINST McLEAN SAYING HE EXISTED, UNDETERMINED CAUSES, THE STATE IS REVIEWING THE CASE

THE FAMILY SAYS THAT THEY PLAN TO FILE A CIVIL LAWSUIT >>> THE GOVERNMENT SAID THAT THEY ARE FACING SECURITY LAW FOR HONG KONG, BEHIND DOORS IS NO DEBATE IT WAS UNANIMOUS THE OFFICIAL LINE AND BEIJING IS THAT THE NEW LAWS NECESSARY FOR STABILITY FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE IN HONG KONG THIS CONSIDERED A PRETTY DARK DAY

>>> THE SCARF WITH THE LAW, AND MAKES IT SO CONTENTIOUS CHINA'S DECISION TO IMPOSE IT AND THE WAY THEY DID EFFECTIVELY CIRCUMVENTS HONG KONG'S LEGISLATURE TODAY IT WAS APPROVED BY A COMMITTEE OF POLITICAL ELITES AND SECRET NO DROP OF THE RAW RELEASE AND FAN FANS, PEOPLE HAD NO HAD A CHANCE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IT MEANT AHEAD OF IT THE CITY HAS ITS OWN LEGAL SYSTEM, AND CIVIL LIBERTIES THAT ARE NOT ENJOYED ON THE MAINLAND AND HONG KONG

THE MAINE LAW WILL DETERMINE A CRACKDOWN ON MEDIA COVERAGE OR ANYTHING THAT FEELS PROTESTS AGAINST CHINA THROUGH TIMES OF THIS, THE NEW LAWS ABOUT MAKING CONTROL AND WHO HAS IT BEIJING WILL ESTABLISH CONTROL ARMS TO INVESTIGATE AND ENFORCE THE NEW LAW INCITING SEPARATISM IN COLLUDING WITH FOREIGN POWERS ARE CONSIDERED CRIMES, THE PUNISHMENT IS LIFE IN PRISON WITHIN MINUTES, REPORTS THAT THE NEW LAW HAD BEEN CAST, THE PROTEST MOVEMENT FOR THIS WAS PROTECTED

KEY PLAYERS SAID THAT THEY WERE QUITTING AND CRACKDOWNS SAY THAT THE BEGINNING OF THE END TO MY NOTE PROTEST ON THE STREETS TODAY, PRO-BEIJING SUPPORTERS SUPPORT AND APPLAUSE THE INTERNATIONAL REACTION IS SWIFT ESTATE REACTION SAYS THAT MANY PEOPLE DON'T CONSIDER HONG KONG SEPARATE FROM THE MAINLAND WHEN IT CONSIDERS TRADE THIS ALSO SLAPS VISA RESTRICTIONS ON CHINESE OFFICIALS THE UK, TAIWAN, THEY EVEN OSCAR — OFFER RESCUE FOR HONG KONG IS THAT THEY DON'T HAVE HELP

>> THE MAJORITY OF HONG KONG ARE AFFECTED, IT TARGETS ONLY THOSE WHO ARE MAKING TROUBLE, IT SAYS LITTLE TO EASE THE FEARS AMONG THOSE WHO BELIEVED THAT FREEDOM IS THE BEING JEOPARDIZED LIVES ARE ROUTED AND A WAY OF LIFE THAT HAS LONG TO FIND HONG KONG MAY BE OVER FOR THE SEVERITY AT RISK >>> NOTHING IS MORE POWERFUL, THE TIME HAS COME THE TIME HAS COME TO FULLY REALIZE THAT DREAM UPON WHICH THIS GREAT COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED NURSE COULD SPEND SIX WEEKS ON A VENTILATOR AND FOR SOME CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS, THEIR BATTLES WITH THE DISEASE CONTINUE ON FOR MONTHS THEY'RE UNOFFICIALLY BEING CALLED COVID-19 LONG HAULERS DR

SCOTT KRAKAUER IS ONE OF THEM HE STILL HAS SYMPTOMS TWO AND A HALF MONTHS AFTER BEING DIAGNOSED HE WAS TREATED BY ER DR ROBERT GLADDER HERE IN NEW YORK CITY GOOD MORNING TO BOTH OF YOU FIRST OF ALL, SCOTT, LET ME START WITH YOU HOW ARE YO >>> TREATED BY DR

SENATOR NEW YORK CITY, FIRST OF ALL, SCOTT, HOW ARE YOU FEELING THIS MORNING? >> I AM FEELING OKAY THIS MORNING >> OKAY, NOT WELL ENOUGH, YOU'RE NOT THE POINT WHERE YOU CAN GO BACK TO WORK? >> NO THE DAYS HAVE BEEN — EACH DAY IS DIFFERENT SOME DAYS ARE UP, SOME DESERT TOWN MORNINGS ARE BETTER FOR ME

BY ONE OR 2:00, THAT'S WHEN I HAVE THE SHORTAGE OF BREATH KICKING AND MORE >> TAKE US BACK TO APRIL NOT ONLY WERE YOU WORKING IN A HOSPITAL, YOU HAD A NEWBORN AND A TODDLER YOU HAD A NEWBORN AND A TODDLER >> IT WAS HARD FOR US AS A FAMILY

APRIL IS WHEN I FIRST GOT SICK I LOST MY SENSE OF PATIENCE I ACTUALLY THOUGHT I COULD BE SINUS OR SOMETHING ELSE BEFORE I KNEW IT EVERYTHING STARTED TO SPIRAL DOWNHILL AFTER THAT I STARTED COUGHING, MORE AND MORE PROFUSELY, TO THE POINT WHERE EVENTUALLY I COULD NOT DEAL WITH IT

HE WAS GETTING REALLY BAD I ULTIMATELY WANTED TO HOSPITALIZE >> DID THE DOCTORS TELL YOU WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE GOING TO IMPROVE, IF SO WHEN? >> NO ONE GIVES YOU A DEFINITION OR AN ANSWER, WHAT I FEEL IS THAT I FEEL GOOD THAT EVERY WEEK THAT HAS GONE BY, IT APPEARS TO BE BETTER AND BETTER FOR ME I AM OPPORTUNISTIC I HAVE REMAINED THIS SENSE OF OPTIMISM, WITH EVERYTHING WE'VE SEEN FROM A FAMILY THAT WILL CONTINUE TO GET BETTER

THAT IS ALL THE SUPPORT FROM MY FAMILY, MY FRIENDS AND MY COLLEAGUES I THINK EVERYTHING WILL BE TESTED GOING THROUGH THIS TIME >> AS I UNDERSTAND IT, IT WAS A DRUG PRESCRIBED CALLED BEXTRA METHOD ZONE, IT'S TREATED USE AGAINST INFORMATION IS IT USED? >> I WILL GO BACK AND SAY BEFORE ALL OF THIS EVEN CAME OUT, BEFORE I — I WAS GETTING WORSE AND WORSE I WAS VERY SHORT OF BREATH

CANNOT TALK LIKE I SAID I WAS HAVING TROUBLE I WAS ASPIRATING AFTER GETTING IV STEROIDS, I WOULD SAY THAT I HAD PRETTY SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT WITHIN THE NEXT 24 OR 48 HOURS TO THE POINT THAT ACTUALLY MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS COMMENTED, WOW, YOU'RE MUCH BETTER

YOUR MUST LIKE YOURSELF THEN IT KIND OF LASTED ABOUT A WEEK, AT THAT POINT IT STARTED DISSIPATING AGAIN THAT'S BECAUSE THAT'S HOW LONG IT LASTED IF IT WASN'T FOR THAT IDEA I DON'T KNOW WHERE I WOULD BE RIGHT NOW >> LET ME BRING YOU AND HEAR

THE SO-CALLED LONG-HAUL THERE IS, WHAT IS THIS? IS THIS SOMETHING THAT IS UNIQUE TO CORONAVIRUS, IS THIS SOMETHING YOU'VE SEEN BEFORE? >> LONG HAULERS ARE DESCRIBED BEFORE, WE SAW THIS WITH BURSAE AND SARS 40 PERCENT OF PATIENTS THAT HAVE SARS IN 2000 THREE EXHIBITED THESE SYMPTOMS FROM THE VIRUS ITSELF IN OTHER WORDS, DEAD FRAGMENTS ILLICIT AN IMMUNE RESPONSE AND THE BODY REACTS AND PRODUCES CERTAIN SUBSTANCES THAT CAN HAVE ADVERSE BI EFFECTS WHAT SCOTT IS DESCRIBING TO THE AUDIENCE >> THIS DEXAMETHASONE USED FOR ER ALLERGIES PRIMARILY, IS IT NOW BEING USED MORE FREQUENTLY FOR COVID PATIENTS

>> IT WAS NOT APPROVED THERE WAS TONE TRIAL THERE ARE ADVANTAGES FOR PATIENTS ON CHOP MECHANICAL VENTILATION AND PEOPLE THAT NEEDED OXYGEN THOSE WITH MILD ILLNESS DIDN'T DERIVE SIGNIFICANT BENEFIT WE NEED TO CONTINUE THE RI TRIALS AND SEE IF IT MAY HAVE EFFECT WITH PEOPLE IN LESS SIGNIFICANT ILLNESS THAT DON'T REQUIRE OXYGEN

I AM ENCOURAGED BY THE DATA IT HAD SUCH A SIGNIFICANT EFFECT IN PATIENTS THAT WERE VERY ILL WE ARE LOOKING FOR THAT DRUG THAT HAS AN EFFECT ON PEOPLE THAT ARE LESS ILL, PATIENTS THAT ARE LONG HAULERS THAT YOU ARE DESCRIBING >> ANY IDEA — OBVIOUSLY EVERY CASE IS DIFFERENT BUT ANY IDEA WHEN THESE SYMPTOMS MIGHT START TO SUBSIDE? >> WE DON'T >> KNOW THAT'S THE ANSWER

THERE ARE MANY PATIENTS THAT WENT ON FOR MONTHS SINCE MID- MARCH THAT R I HAVE TREATED IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT THAT CONTINUE TO HAVE FEVER, ACHES, CHILLS, SHORT OF BREATH, HAVING CHEST PAIN GENERALIZED FATIGUE THEY TAKE A WALK UP TO THE STORE AND THEY ARE SO TIRED THEY HAVE TO GET Y IN BED THAT IS WHAT WE SEE WITH CHRONIC SYMPTOMS IN DISEASES CALLED ME/EFF AS WELL AS EPSTEIN-BARR WE HAVE TO DO MORE RESEARCH

THERE ARE TRIALS LOOKING AT THIS >> SCOTT, I RECOWIL END WITH YOU QUICKLY AS YOU KNOW, THERE IS AN ONGOING DEBATE IN OUR COUNTRY OVER MASK WEARING WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THAT >> I THINK PEOPLE SHOULD BE CAUTIOUS AND WEAR MASKS I WAS RELATIVELY HEALTHY

I WAS RUNNING AROUND, NEVER MISSED WORK THEN BEFORE I KNEW IT JU EVERYTHING STARTED — OVER A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, EVERYTHING GOT WORSE SO, WHEN I SEE PEOPLE LIKE IN THOSE OTHER OT AREAS AND I SEE THEM CROWDING THE BARS OR JUST VERY CLOSE TOGETHER IN TIGHT QUARTERS IT UPSETS ME AND MY FAMILY BECAUSE EVERYTHING THAT WE WENT THROUGH, WE ARE HAPPY I'M HERE AND ALIVE AND HERE WITH MY CHILDREN I HOPE PEOPLE TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY >> DOCTOR, I'M GLAD YOU ARE DOING BETTER >> THANK YOU

>> CONTINUE TO IMPROVE AND THANK YOU AS WELL, SIR >>> WE RESCHEDULED A DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC NOW THAT PARTS OF THE COUNTRY ARE OPENING UP IS IT SAFE TO SEE YOUR DOCTOR >> DR

NATALIE AZAR GREAT TO SEE YOU >> HI, DR AZAR TO GET STRAIGHT TO IT, AS A GENERAL RULE, WHO SHOULD BE GOING TO THE DOCTOR RIGHT NOW? >> GUYS, I WOULD SAY THAT THIS IS DEFINITELY PREDICATED ON HOW MUCH VIRAL TRANSMISSION IS IN YOUR COMMUNITY

IF YOUR DOCTOR'S OFFICE IS OPEN, WE WANT TO SEE YOU WE WANT TO SEE YOU FOR CANCER SCREENING, MAMMOGRAPHY, COLONOSCOPIES, BLOOD PRESSURE CHECK AND LIPIDS AND UP TO DATE ON VACCINES SOMETHING THAT IS IMPORTANT TO ME IS THE CONCEPT OF A LINGERING OR CONCERNING SYMPTOM THAT HAS BEEN AROUND FOR A WHILE REMEMBER THESE ARE THINGS THAT MIGHT NOT BE ACUTE BUT OVER LONG TERM YOU CAN RUN INTO PROBLEMS IF YOU DON'T GET MEDICAL ATTENTION, LIKE UNEXPLAINED FATIGUE, WEIGHT LOSS, CHANGES IN YOUR APPETITE PEOPLE THAT SHOULDN'T GO TO THE DOCTOR — LET'S SAY YOU ARE IN THE HIGH RISK AND IT'S A ROUTINE VISIT FOR A CHECK IN OR GETTING A MEDICATION REFILLED, THAT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN DO OVER THE PHONE OR VIRTUALLY

THEN THE CONCEPT OF AN ELECTIVE PROCEDURE THAT IS A LITTLE AMBIGUOUS I WOULD SAY IF IT'S SOMETHING TRULY, TRULY ELECTIVE, I WOULD TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE VIRAL TRANSMISSION IN YOUR COMMUNITY IF IT'S GOING UP, CONSIDER POSTPONING THOSE THINGS >> WHAT PROTOCOL SHOULD WE THINK ABOUT, THE USUAL DOCTOR VISIT, GETTING IN, GETTING OUT

HOW SHOULD WE THINK ABOUT IT DIFFERENTLY NOW? >> RIGHT YOU WANT TOO KNOW IF YOUR DOCTOR'S OFFICE IS SCREENING PATIENTS BEFORE THEY COME IN QUESTIONS THEY WILL BE ASKING NOW WHICH I THINK IS TOPICAL, WHERE HAVE YOU TRAVELED RECENTLY A LOT OF COUNTRIES ARE EXPERIENCING HOT SPOTS IF YOU ARE TRAVELING FROM THAT STATE INTO YOUR STATE FOR EXAMPLE, YOU MAY BE ASKED TO QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS

THEY WANT TO KNOW IF YOU ARE STOPPED AT THE DOOR IF YOU HAVE A FEVER, WHETHER OR NOT YOU NEED TO BE WEARING A MASK AND I THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO ASK IF THERE IS A SEPARATE AREA FOR PEOPLE FEELING SICK >> I TAKE MY KIDS TO THE PEDIATRICIAN AND EVERYBODY IS WEARING MASKS WHAT ABOUT THE DENTIST ANDER MAYOLOGIST >> DID YOU SAY DENTIST AND DERMA COLO GIFT ORIGIN NO COLO GIFT

>> WE CAN GO ALL THREE >> TRIFECTA YOU CAN'T THINK OF THE DENTIST AS ELECTIVE YOUR ORAL HEALTH IS IMPORTANT TO YOUR GENERAL HEALTH THERE ARE GUIDELINES RELEASED THAT ARE MEANT TO TRY TO LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF FACE TO FACE CONTACT THAT YOU AND YOUR DENTIST WILL HAVE

SIMPLE THINGS LIKE CAREFUL SCREENING, TEMPERATURE CHECKS DENTISTS AND DENTAL HYGIENIST WILL BE WEARING ENHANCED PPE AND YOU WEAR A MASKS OTHER DENTIST OFFICE AND OTHER DOCTORS ARE LIMITING THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE IN THE WAITING ROOM TO JUST ONE A LOT ARE REMOVING TOYS AND OTHER HIGH TOUCHED SURFACES SO THINGS AREN'T CONTAMINATED I REACHED OUT TO AN EXPERT THAT SAID IT'S IMPORTANT THAT THE ROOM HAS NEGATIVE PRESSURE AND HEPA FILTERS

THE DERMA TROLL DERMATOLOGIST, IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THE PROVIDER TO WEAR PPE AND FOR YOU TO WEAR YOUR MASK OR FACE COVERING THROUGHOUT MOST OF THE ENCOUNTER IF YOU CAN >> SUCH GOOD ADVICE >> IT'S IMPORTANT TO TELL YOU AND THE AMERICAN PUBLIC THAT I'M CONCERNED BECAUSE IT COULD GET BAD >> A DIRE WARNING FROM THE NATION'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT, DR ANTHONY FAUCI TESTIFYING ON CAPITOL HILL

>> WE ARE HAVING 40 PLUS THOUSAND NEW CASES A DAY I WOULD NOT BE SURPRISEED IF WE GO UP TO 100,000 CASES A DAY IF THIS DOES NOT TURN AROUND I AM CONCERNED >> VICE PRESIDENT PENCE URGING AMERICANS TO WEAR A MASK >> WE KNOW HOW TO SLOW THE SPREAD

WEAR A MASK WHEN LOCAL AUTHORITIES SAY IT'S APPROPRIATE >> NATIONWIDE CASES SOARING 28 STATES SEEING AN INCREASE IN THE LAST 14 DAYS 48,000 NEW CASES NATIONWIDE TUESDAY ON TUESDAY FLORIDA HAD THE UR FOURTH HIGHEST NUMBER SINCE THE PANDEMIC STARTED, OVER 6,000 NEW CASES

THE E AGES OF THOSE GETTING NA CORONAVIRUS DROPPING, TOO 19-YEAR-OLD JOHN EDWARDS AMONG THE MANY YOUNG PEOPLE NOT AFRAID >> ARE YOU WORRIED? >> I AM WORRIED BUT AT THE SAME B TIME IT SEEMS UNREAL BASICALLY >> THE TRI-STATE AREA NO LONGER THE EPICENTER NOW TELLING RESIDENTS FROM 16 STATES TO STAY AWAY

>> NONE OF US WANT TO GO BACK THROUGH THAT HELL WE WORKED TOO HARD TO GET THERE >> NEW JERSEY DELAYING INDOOR DINING MASSACHUSETTS AND NEW YORK REQUIRING VISITORS FROM MOST STATES TO QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS ON THE DELAWARE SHORE, THE 4th OF JULY WILL BE DRY

BEACH BARS NOW SHUT DOWN SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN, CLOSE TO 500 HEALTH CARE WORKERS DIED 25-YEAR-OLD MOLLY DAWSON, AN ICU NURSE FROM KENTUCKY AIRLIFTED TO A BIGGER HOSPITAL IN TNASHVILLE DOCTORS SAY SHE MAY BE ON A VENTILATOR UP TO SIX WEEKS >> YOUR DAUGHTER IS 25 YEARS OLD

DID YOU ANTICIPATE THIS? >> NO, NOT AT ALL IT'S TERRIFYING I DON'T WANT ANYBODY ELSE TO LETTER HAVE TO EXPERIENCE WHAT WE ARE I KNOW IT WILL HAPPEN >> JACKSONVILLE REQUIRES MASKS INDOORS

THAT MEANS PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL HAVE STO DECIDE WHEN HE MAKES HIS ACCEPTANCE SPEECH IN AUGUST AT THE CONVENTION THAT HAS NOW MOVED TO JACKSONVILLE WHETHER HE WILL FOLLOW THE RULES AND WEAR A MASK >>> AFTER ANOTHER RECORD BREAKING DAY OF NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES IN CALIFORNIA, SOME 230,000, THE STATE HAS HIT ANOTHER EGRIM MILESTONE THE DEATH TOLL TOPPING 6,000 NEARLY HALF F OF THOSE WHO KNOW THEY THARE INFECTED LIVE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY WHERE HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE AT RECORD NUMBERS

>> I THINK WE ARE ALL KIND OF LOOKING AT THE NUMBERS WITH TREPIDATION, DREAD >> IN NEARBY RIVERSIDE COUNTY, 99% OF ICUs HIT CAPACITY OVER THE WEEKEND >> WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING WE E CAN BUT WE ARE NOT GETTING THERE WE ARE NOT NT SAVING OUR PATIENTS LIKE WE WANT TO >> FACING A NEW WAVE OF INFECTIONS, CALIFORNIA'S GOVERNOR IS ORDERING BEACHES, PEERS ER AND BARS CLOSED BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS AND MORE RESTRICTIONS COULD BE ORDERED TODAY

WITH MANY REFUSING TO WEAR MASKS OR KEEP THEIR SOCIAL DISTANCE, SIMILAR SHUT DOWNS HAVE BEEN ORDERED IN ED ARIZONA EVEN THE START OF IN PERSON CLASSES HAS BEEN PUSHED BACK DR ANTHONY FAUCI SUGGESTING SCHOOL TESTING COULD REOPEN CAMPUSES INSTEAD OF INDIVIDUALS, TEST A GROUP TO IN SEE IF SOMEONE IN THAT GROUP HAS THE VIRUS

>> IF THAT TEST IS NEGATIVE, THEN YOU KNOW THOSE 10 PEOPLE ARE ALL NEGATIVE SO, INSTEAD OF UTILIZING 10 TESTS YOU HAVE UTILIZED ONE TEST >> Reporter: IT COMES AS TEXAS EXPERIENCES THE HIGHEST SINGLE DAY SPIKE SINCE THE PANDEMIC STARTED 17 STATES ANARE NOW REVERSING OR PAUSING PLANNED REOPENINGS DR

BRANDON NEVER LEFT THE FRONT LINE >> WE ARE NOT AT THE E WORST-CASE SCENARIO YET BUT WE WILL BE >> Reporter: THIS MORNING, BRACING FOR THE NEXT WAVE AS THE COVID CRISIS TAKES A NEW TOLL EVERYDAY >> THE CRISIS IN CALIFORNIA AND ACROSS THE WEST IS EXPECTED TO WORSEN AS TESTING INCREASES

THE HOSPITALIZATION NUMBERS WORRY HEALTH OFFICIALS THE MOST AND FOR NOW THERE IS NO INDICATION THOSE ? NUMBERS WILL GET BETTER ANY TIME SOON >>> LET'S TURN TO DR JOSEPH FAIR I'M SURE YOU WATCHED DR FAUCI'S TESTIMONY

IF THINGS DON'T TURN AROUND WE COULD HAVE 100,000 CASES SOON AT THE SAME TIME THE CDC DEPUTY DIRECTOR SAID WE ARE PAST EPTHAT POINT WE ARE PAST RETHE POINT OF BEING ABLE TO CONTROL THIS HOW DO YOU SEE IT? >> I DON'T THINK THE TWO STATEMENTS ARE MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE IF WE FOLLOW THELL TRAJECTORY THAT WE ARE ON OBSERVING THE PAST FEW WEEKS WE COULD GET TO THAT NUMBER OR SURPASS THAT NUMBER

AND AS FAR AS — WHAT THE CDC SAID IN THEIR OWN STATEMENT ABOUT NOT CONTROLLING THE VIRUS, THIS GOES BACK TO SOMETHING YOU AND I SPOKE ABOUT ABOUT THE VIRUS POTENTIALLY INCREASINGLY LOOKING LIKE IT'S GOING TO BE HERE UNTIL WE GET A VACCINE ALL THE TRADITIONAL MEASURES THAT WE WOULD CONTROL A VIRUS OR ERADICATE IT HAVE NOT WORKED IN THE EUNITED STATES IN PARTICULAR FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS, THUS UMWE HAVE THE NUMBERS TO MAKE IT, I WON'T SAY IMPOSSIBLE ERADICATE IT BUT EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO DO SO >> THAT SOUNDS RATHER HOPELESS WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? YOU GIVE UP OR TRYING TO DEAL WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING AND THE MASKS? I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO GO WITH THAT IS IT GIVING UP? >> ABSOLUTELY NOT GIVING UP

I AM NOT READY TO THROW IN THE TOWEL THERE ARE THINGS THAT WE CAN DO TO GET THROUGH THIS UNTIL WE HAVE BETTER THERAPEUTICS OR VACCINE I WILL GO BACK TO SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE VA TALKED ABOUT SINCE FEBRUARY OR MARCH WHICH RU IS TESTING THERE NEEDS TO BE A BREAK THROUGH IN TESTING TO MAKE IT EASY, SOMETHING SALIVA BASED WHERE YOU DON'T HAVE TO POKE SOMEONE SEVERAL TIMES A SER DAY TESTING LET'S US KNOW WHERE ERTO FOCUS THE ENERGIES THE MOST AND ALLOW THE CONTACT TRACING THAT DR

FAUCI SAID TO DO AGGRESSIVELY WE NEED TO RECRUIT A CONTACT TRACING CORE IT COULD BE LIKE CENSUS TAKERS IF WE DID THOSE THINGS NOW, THE EARLIER WE START, THE QUICKER IT'S OVER, WE STILL HAVE AN OL OPPORTUNITY TO CONTROL THE VIRUS AND REDUCE IT GREATLY >> WHAT ABOUT MASKS

WE SAW A LOT OF TOP REPUBLICANS, MITCH McCONNELL, LAMAR ALEXANDER SAYING, COME ON, EVERYBODY, WEAR A MASK WILL IT MAKE A KN DIFFERENCE? COULD IT STEM THE TIDE? >> WHAT CONFUSES PEOPLE THE AMOST ABOUT THE MASK IS THE CONFLICTING GUIDANCE I MYSELF GAVE THE GUIDANCE BECAUSE I WAS FOLLOWING WHAT WE KNEW FFROM SARS THAT IS WHAT THE ORIGINAL GUIDANCE WAS BASED ON OVERWHELMINGLY WE HAVE SEEN THAT MASKS AID IN THE PREVENTION OF THE DISEASE AND L TO A MUCH MORE LIMITED EXTENT CATCHING THE DISEASE YOURSELF

SO, MASKS SEEM TO BE THE KEY PUBLIC HEALTH C INTERVENTION THAT WE LCAN USE IN ADDITION TO SOCIAL DISTANCING BUT MASKING IS THE KEY INTERVENTION THAT WE CAN USE TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS FURTHER >> ALL RIGHT, GOOD TO GET YOUR PER SUPERTIVE AS ALWAYS THANK YOU SO NT MUCH >>> THIS MORNING PRESIDENT TRUMP IS FACING GROWING PRESSURE FROM CAPITOL HILL RESPONDING TO REPORTS THAT RUSSIA OFFERED CASH BOUNTIES TO THE TALIBAN FOR KILLING TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN HOUSE DEMOCRATS EXPRESSED FRUSTRATION WITH THE WHITE HOUSE N BRIEFING THEY RECEIVED TUESDAY

>> THE RIGHT PEOPLE TO GIVE THE E BRIEFING R WERE NOT IN THE ROOM WE NEED TO HEAR FROM THE HEADS OF THE INTELLIGENCE S AGENCIES ABOUT HOW THEY TASSESS THE ALLEGATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE PUBLICLY >> THE PRESIDENT HAS INSISTED THAT HE WAS NOT INITIALLY TOLD ABOUT THE INTELLIGENCE BUT NBC NEWS CONFIRMED WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS BECAME AWARE OF THE REPORTS AS EARLY AS 2019 THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY INSISTED THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN BRIEFED ON THE MATTER BUT WASN'T INITIALLY BECAUSE SHE SAID THERE WAS NO CONSENSUS OVER THE INTELLIGENCE WHEN PRESSED WHETHER HE READS THE PRESIDENTIAL DAILY TBRIEF RESPONDED

>> THE PRESIDENT DOES READ AND HE CONSUMES INTELLIGENCE VERBALLY THIS PRESIDENT NFNF IS THE MOST INFORMED PERSON ON PLANET EARTH WHEN IT COMES TO THE THREATS WE FACE >> Reporter: JOE BIDEN LASHING INTO THE PRESIDENT >> IF HE WAS BRIEFED AND NOTHING WAS DONE ABOUT THIS, THAT IS A DERELICTION OF DUTY >> Reporter: AMONG THOSE ASKING FOR ANSWERS, ERIC HENDRICKS, THE FATHER OF CORPORAL ROBERT HENDRICKS, AMONG THREE MARINES RE KILLED IN A CAR BOMB LAST APRIL

THAT INCIDENT IS UNDER SCRUTINY BY US LY INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS AS PART OF P PTHE RUSSIAN BOUNTY PAYMENTS ACCORDING TO MULTIPLE REPORTS BUT NOT CONFIRMED BY NBC NEWS HENDRICKS SAID IN AN INTERVIEW IT WOULD BREAK MY HEART IF THE REPORTS WERE EA TRUE AND ADDED HE NO ONE FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS FREACHED TOUT HIS FAMILY SINCE THE RUSSIA REVELATIONS AND HE HAS YET TO HEAR FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP SINCE HIS SON DIED WHY HASN'T ANYONE CALLED ME, HENDRICKS ASKED

AN ANTITRUMP CONSERVATIVE GROUP THE LINCOLN PROJECT CO IS TARGETING THE PRESIDENT IN THIS NEW AD WITH AN EX-NAVY SEAL CALLING HIM UNFIT FOR OFFICE >> YOU ARE A COWARD THAT CAN'T STAND UP TO AN EX-KGB GOON OR YOU RARE COMPLICIT WHICH IS IT >> AS FOR THE FATHER OF THE LATE CORPORAL ROBERT HENDRICKS, HE SAID HE LEANS TOWARD SUPPORTING PRESIDENT TRUMP DSDS AND IS HOPEFUL THERE ARE ANSWERS SOON MANY REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS ARE RALLYING AROUND THE PRESIDENT P STRESSING THAT THE INTELLIGENCE WAS NOT VERIFIED

EXPERTS IN THE MATTER SAY IT'S NOT USUAL FOR OFFICIALS TO DISAGREE ON INTELLIGENCE ASSESSMENTS AS WE HAVE BEEN ON THE AIR, THE PRESIDENT TWEETING MOMENTS AGO CALLING THE WHOLE THING ANOTHER HOAX >>> SOME OTHER HEADLINES FROM JOE BIDEN'S BRIEFING THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT'S FIRST BRIEFING IN MONTHS HE WAS ASKED IF HE WAS TESTED FOR COGNITIVE DECLINE

WHAT HAPPENED THERE? >> THAT'S RIGHT, CRAIG IT WAS NOTABLE WHEN JOE BIDEN WAS ASKED BY A N R REPORTER WHETHER HE HAS BEEN TESTED FOR COGNITIVE DECLINE HERE IS THE HEADLINE MAKING EXCHANGE TAKE A LOOK >> HAVE YOU BEEN TESTIFIED FOR SOME DEGREE OF COGNITIVE 'V DECLINE

>> I HAVE BEEN TESTED AND CONSTANTLY TESTED ALL I GOT TO DO IS WATCH ME AND I CAN HARDLY WAIT TO COMPARE MY COGNITIVE CAPABILITY TO THE COGNITIVE CAPABILITY OF THE MAN I'M RUNNING AGAINST >> THERE AVYOU HAVE IT BIDEN, WHO IS 77, HAS COME UNDER SCRUTINY FOR AT TIMES IN STUMBLING OR FORGETTING FACTS ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL PRESIDENT TRUMP IS 74 AND T HAS BEEN ASKED ABOUT HIS PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE HEALTH

THE WHITE HOUSE DOCTOR WEIGHED IN SAYING THE PRESIDENT IS HEALTHY >>> THIS MORNING HARVEY WE WEINSTEIN'S ACCUSERS ARE ONE STEP CLOSER TO ANOTHER LEGAL VICTORY NINE WOMEN REACHED A SETTLEMENT TUESDAY EATHAT IF APPROVED WOULD CREATE A VICTIM'S FUND WORTH $19 MILLION >> THIS I SETTLEMENT IS FOR ANY WOMAN ABUSED BY HARVEY WEINSTEIN YOU NEED NOT N HAVE COME FORWARD BEFORE OR TOLD A STORY IN THE PRESS

>> Reporter: THE UI DEAL 2 1/2 YEARS IN THE MAKING RELEASES WOMEN FROM DISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS HE WILL NOT ADMIT WRONGDOING HE WON'T PAY ACCUSERS INSURANCE COMPANIES FOR HIS FORMER STUDIO THAT FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY WILL MAKE THE PAYOUT CAITLIN SAID SHE WAS ASSAULTED IN 1996, ONE OF THE PLAINTIFFS IN THE CASE

>> A POSITIVE THING TO COME OUT OF AN INCREDIBLY COMPLICATED SITUATION IT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR A LOT OF WOMEN, WOMEN THAT WERE HARMED BY HARVEY WEINSTEIN >> THE SETTLEMENT ep RESOLVED NEARLY T ALL OF THE CIVIL CASES AGAINST WEINSTEIN INCLUDING ONE BROUGHT BY NEW YORK'S ATTORNEY CLEANLY WHO CELEBRATED THE DEAL WRITING AFTER ALL THE HARASSMENT, THREATS AND DISCRIMINATION, THESE SURVIVORS ARE FINALLY RECEIVING JUSTICE LAWYERS FOR SIX OTHER ACCUSERS BLASTED IT CALLING IT A EI SELL OUT OF THE WEINSTEIN SURVIVORS ADDING THAT IT FAILS ON SO MANY DIFFERENT LEVELS AND CALLING IT DEEPLY UNFAIR THAT WEINSTEIN ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS ACTIONS THOSE OPTHAT SUPPORT THE SETTLEMENT SAY IT'S THE BEST OPTION

>> THERE WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH MONEY TO COMPENSATE THE SURVIVORS OF HIS ABUSE WE SECURE JUSTICE FOR THESE WOMEN >> Reporter: WEINSTEIN HAS REPEATEDLY DENIED NONCONSENSUAL SEX IS FACING CHARGES HE IMFACES CHARGES IN LOS ANGELES AN ATTORNEY FOR WEINSTEIN SAYING WITH CLOSURE IN SIGHT ON ONE FRONT HE IS FOCUSED ON DEFENDING HIMSELF ON ALL REMAINING LEGAL MEMBERS

>> WITH REGARDS TO TIMING HERE, HOW LONG UNTIL THIS VICTIM'S FUND IS UP AND RUNNING? >> RIGHT SO, IT'S A LITTLE UNCLEAR A DISTRICT COURT AND BANKRUPTCY COURT NEED TO SIGN OFF ON THE DEAL BEFORE ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN A PRELIMINARY HEARING IS JULY 14th IF IT GETS THE GREEN LIGHT, THE ATTORNEY WE SPOKE WITH THINKS WOMEN WILL HAVE 90 DAYS TO SUBMIT CLAIMS DESCRIBING THEIR EXPERIENCE WITH WEINSTEIN WHICH THEN WILL BE REVIEWED

POTENTIAL PAYMENTS FROM 7500 TO $750,000 UL AND COULD COME AFTER WHAT THAT LAWYER HOPES WILL BE FINAL APPROVAL IN MID- OCTOBER >>> THIS MORNING THE BATTLE OVER MASKS IS RAGING NATIONWIDE >> WE CAN'T CONTINUE, HALF WEARING MASKS AND HALF REJECTING SCIENCE >> I WON'T DO IT PERSONALLY IT'S A RECOMMENDATION, OKAY

>> Reporter: AYIN CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS >> YOU LITERALLY CANNOT MANDATE SOMEBODY TO WEAR A MASK >> IN STORES >> I HAVE A BREATHING PROBLEM MY DOCTOR WILL NOT LET ME WEAR A MASK

>> Reporter: IN THE HALLS OF CONGRESS >> THIS SIMPLE LIFE SAVING PRACTICE IS PART OF THE POLITICAL DEBATE >> I AM VERY CONCERNED >> Reporter: SPEAKING TO SENATORS TUESDAY, DR FAUCI MAKING THE STARTLING PREDICTION THAT THE U

S COULD HAVE 100,000 COVID CASES A DAY UNLESS HE AMERICANS TAKE PRECAUTIONS >> THERE TEIS NO DOUBT THAT WEARS MASKS PROTECT YOU IT'S PEOPLE R PROTECTING EACH OTHER >> Reporter: THE U

S SURGEON GENERAL BEGGING SE AMERICANS TO TAKE THE WORDS TO HEART >> PLEASE, PLEASE, WEAR A PL FACE COVERING WHEN YOU GO OUT IN PUBLIC >> Reporter: A POLITICIANS AND HEALTH OFFICIALS COAST TO COAST CONTINUE TO HAMMER THE POINT HOME >> PUT ON THE MASK

IT'S NOT COMPLICATED >> Reporter: CALIFORNIA'S P GOVERNOR THREATENING FINANCIAL PENALTIES FOR RULE BREAKERS >> WE WILL DO MORE TO FOCUS ON ENFORCEMENT IN THE STATE >> Reporter: A STUDY SHEDDING LIGHT ON HOW EFFECTIVE CERTAIN MASKS CAN BE

RESEARCHERS AT FLORIDA ATLANTIC TY UNIVERSITY USED A LASER TO MEASURE HOW FAR DROPLETS GO WITH COVERING A WELL HOMEMADE WITH TWO-PIECES OF A FABRIC ACCEPT THEM AWAY A BAN DAN NO WAS LESS EFFECTIVE WITHOUT ANY AR MASKS PARTICLES FROM COUGHS AND SNEEZES FLY MORE THAN 8 FEET >> DO FYOU THINK A IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO ASK PEOPLE TO WEAR MASKS? >> YES

>> Reporter: OUT ON THE STREETS OF MIAMI BEACH WHERE MASKS ARE NOW MANDATORY, MOST PEOPLE WERE ON BOARD >> IF IT SAVES LIVES, YEAH >> I DON'T WANT TO WE ARE MY MASK AND THEN GO AROUND MY PARENTS AND TAKE IT TO THEM >> Reporter: IT'S A STORMY DEBATE >> IT'S INTERESTING

INVESTMENT BANK GOLDMAN SACHS CAME OUT WITH A STUDY, THE IMPACTS MASKS COULD HAVE NOT ON PUBLIC HEALTH BUT THE ECONOMY TELL US ABOUT IT? >> THE BOTTOM LINE OF THE STUDY IS EY AMAZING THEY FOUND THAT THE NATIONAL MASK MANDATE, WHERE THERE TO T BE ONE WOULD BE MORE VEEFFECTIVE THAN LOCK DOWNS AND SAVE THE US ABOUT 5% OF ITS GDP

LAST YEAR 24 TRILLION IT COULD SAVE THE US MORE THAN A TRILLION DOLLARS

>>> FOR THE NATIONS 20 TI MILLION COLLEGE STUDENTS, THE COMING FALL SEMESTER IS ABOUT TO LOOK DIFFERENT SMALLER CLASSES, MANDATORY FACE MASKS AND TEMPERATURE CHECKS LESS FACE TIME HE WITH PROFESSORS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, THE PREVENT THE SPREAD SIGNS ARE UP FLOW ARROWS ON THE DOORS AND FLOORS

LECTURE HALL SEATING TO KEEP SIX FEET OF SEPARATION THE UNIVERSITY PLANS TO STTEST WASTE AND SEWAGE WATER TO QUICKLY IDENTIFY COVID HOT SPOTS >> IT WILL GGIVE YOU AN EARLY WARNING IF THERE IS SOMETHING GOING ON IN THAT BUILDING, RESIDENCE HALL OR CLASSROOM >> Reporter: TODAY DARYL PINES, HIS FIRST DAY ON THE JOB LIKE MARYLAND, TWO THIRDS OF THE 3,000 COLLEGES PLAN TO WELCOME STUDENTS BACK TO CAMPUS

MANY WITH A COMBINATION OF ONLINE CLASSES NOTRE DAME O UNIVERSITY IS OPENING TWO WEEKS EARLY BUT WILL SEND STUDENTS HOME EARLY IN THE FALL TO REDUCE THE RISK OF BRINGING COVID BACK ON CAMPUS >> THEY WILL STAY HERE UNTIL THE END UNTIL THANKSGIVING THEN WE SEND THEM AWAY NOT THE GOING AWAY AND RETURNING THAT WE USUALLY HAVE FOR A NORMAL SEMESTER >> IT'S UP TO US AND OLDER FOLKS AND PEOPLE WITH VULNERABILITIES TO MAKE SURE THEY STAY SAFE

>> Reporter: MOM BARBARA IS NERVOUS THAT EHE IS LEAVING HOME IN A PANDEMIC >> I'M WORRIED I KNOW HE WANTS TO GO BACK AND I REALLY VALUE — I REALLY WANT HIM TO HAVE THE BEST COLLEGE EXPERIENCE THAT HE CAN HAVE >> Reporter: MEANWHILE, HALF A ENMILLION STUDENTS IN THE CALL STATE SYSTEM, THE NATION'S BIGGEST WON'T BE RETURNING TO CLASSROOMS IN THE FALL, INSTEAD REMAINING ONLINE AMONG THEM, DO MINE GUYS HILL SENIOR TAYLOR HELMS

>> I'M DISAPPOINTED I WAS AT THE POINT WHERE I WAS ENJOYING GOING TO SCHOOL AND ENJOYING LEARNING LAND GOING TO CLASSES NOW THAT IT WAS NG — IT WAS TAKEN WAY FROM ME THAT IS UPSETTING I I UNDERSTAND

>> Reporter: FOR UNIVERSITY LEADERS, THESE ARE UNEASY TIMES >> PEOPLE HAVE TO ARAR RTAKE CARE ONE ANOTHER IN THE RESIDENCE HALLS IF PEOPLE REALLY CARE ABOUT ONE ANOTHER, I THINK YOU WILL T SSEE THAT IT WILL WORK OUT WELL AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND THE FINAL TOUCHES BUON THE PLAN FOR THE FALL ONE ISSUE ALL SCHOOLS ARE DEALING WITH, WHAT TO DO IF THERE IS A SECOND WAVE OF THE PANDEMIC, IN THE FALL, ONE CONTINGENCY ITEM WOULD HAVE ALL STUDENTS GO TO ONLINE LEARNING AFTER THANKSGIVING

THAT IS ONE OF MANY OPTIONS THEY ARE A DISCUSSING >>> THE ATTACK HAPPENED AT THIS FAMILY CAMPGROUND IN OW YELLOWSTONE, NATIONAL PARK A 72-YEAR-OLD AS WOMAN FROM CALIFORNIA WAS GORED AFTER GETTING TOO CLOSE TO A GRAZING BISON >> SHE HIWANTED TO TAKE A PHOTO AND APPROACHED TH WITHIN 10 FEET AT WHICH TIME THE BISON FELT THREATENED AND CHARGED AT HER

>> Reporter: THE ep WOMAN WAS AIRLIFTED TO THE HOSPITAL AND WAS RELEASED HERS WAS THE SECOND BY SON ATTACK IN YELLOWSTONE SINCE THE PARK REOPENED AFTER THE SHUT DOWN SOCIAL DISTANCING IS ENCOURAGED AT THE PARK BETWEEN HUMANS, RANGERS SAY TOO MANY VISITORS AREN'T TAKING THE SAME PRECAUTIONS WITH WILDLIFE THIS VIDEO SHOWING HOW AGGRESSIVE BISON CAN BE THEY ARE EGG GILLY AGITATED AND INJURE MORE PEOPLE THAN ANY OTHER ANIMAL IN THE PARK

A 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL WAS THROWN IN THE AIR BY A BISON AFTER THE FAMILY GOT TOO CLOSE SHE WAS S OKAY KALEY DAVIS WAS CHARGED BY A BISON IN UTAH >> I RAN WAY FROM HIM AND HE FLIPPED ME UP IN THE AIR >> Reporter: FROM BISON TO MOOSE, ELK AND BEARS, GETTING CLOSE TO ANIMALS IS THE MOST COMMON REASON PEOPLE GET ATTACKED

INCIDENTS ARE RARE BUT CLOSE ENCOUNTERS CAN TH HAPPEN WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT THIS TV NEWS REPORTER DID A STORY AT YELLOWSTONE WHEN A BISON CHARGED OUT OF NOWHERE >> THEY ARE UNPREDICTABLE GIVE THEM THEIR SPACE >> Reporter: SOCIAL DISTANCE DIHE AND THE DISTANCE TO GIVE WILD ANIMALS IS DIFFERENT RANGERS SAY GIVE BISONS ABOUT 25 ULUL FEET AND BEARS AND WOLVES SHOULD GET ABOUT 100 YARDS OR JUST STAY IN THE TH CAR

>>> WELCOME BACK NO HOLIDAY H TRAVEL RUSH THIS YEAR BUT FLIERS ARE SLOWLY RETURNING TO THE SKIES THIS MORNING UNITED ANNOUNCED A IT WILL ADD 25,000 MORE FLIGHTS IN AUGUST >> TODAY NEW AIRLINE POLICIES IS TAKE EFFECT SARAH NELSON IS THE ON INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION OF FLIGHT ATTENDANTS JO REPRESENTING 50,000 FLIGHT ATTENDANTS ACROSS 20 AIRLINES

SHE JOINS US NOW GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING >> STARTING TODAY, WE THOUGHT THIS WAS INTERESTING, AMERICAN AIRLINES ALLOWS TS FLIGHTS TO BE BOOKED TO CAPACITY NO LONGER BLOCKING THE MIDDLE SEAT

WHAT CONCERNS DO YOU HAVE FOR YOUR FLIGHT ATTENDANTS AS WELL AS PASSENGERS FOR THE CHANGE >> WE HAVE BEEN SAYING FROM THE BEGINNING IS THAT WHAT THIS REALLY REQUIRES IS GOVERNMENT INTERVENTION A CLEAR PLAN COORDINATED BY THE GOVERNMENT AROUND PUBLIC HEALTH POLICIES WHEN YOU ENLEAVE IT TO PRIVATE INDUSTRY ALONE AND YOU HAVE A MAJOR DISRUPTOR LIKE THIS PANDEMIC, IT DOESN'T LEAD TO THE BEST OUTCOMES WHEN YOU HAVE PRIVATE INCENTIVES TO MAKE DECISIONS THAT'S WHY WE HAVE THE GOVERNMENT SET THE POLICY

WE SHOULD BE CLEAR TRAVEL IS JU RETURNING SLIGHTLY BUT WE ARE DOWN TO 20% OF THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE TRAVELING JUST A YEAR AGO THAT IS UNSUSTAINABLE >> EUROPEAN UT BORDERS ARE REOPENING TO AM VISITORS BUT US

VISITORS WON'T BE N ALLOWED HOW DOES THIS IMPACT >> THIS IS DEVASTATING WE FLY TO EVERY CORNER OF THE EARTH

IT IS BECAUSE OF THE REPUTATION OF AMERICA, OUR REPUTATION IN AVIATION AND OUR GOVERNANCE AND SAFETY, COMPETENCE AND WE ARE THROWING L ALL OF THAT OUT THE DOOR NORMALLY WHEN AN EPIDEMIC BREAKS OUT, IT'S TRANSPORTATION THAT TAKES IO ACTION WITH GOVERNMENT COORDINATION TO STOP THE SPREAD AT TRANSPORTATION'S DOOR WE ARE BONDE BEYOND THAT CASES ARE GROWING AT SUCH A RATE LIKE DR FAUCI TESTIFIED THAT THE REST OF THE WORLD IS SAYING THAT THIS IS OUT OF CONTROL

WE CANNOT TRUST AMERICA TO BE SAFE THAT IS A SIGNIFICANT ISSUE THAT IS GOING TO HAVE A MAJOR IMPACT FOR A LONG TIME AND CUT US UP OFF FROM THE REST OF THE WORLD >> MOST RLAIRLINES HAD TO TAKE IT UPON THEMSELVES TO IMPLEMENT THEIR OWN POLICIES LIKE REQUIRING FACE MASKS BUT AS YOU SAID, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO STEP IN IT'S AN PO IMPOSSIBLE TASK TO ENFORCE THESE RULES AND WHAT IS THE INCENTIVE FOR PASSENGERS ON THE PLANE TO LISTEN TO SOMETHING THAT YOU GUYS ARE SAYING? HOW CAN IT HELP IF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DOES STEP IN? >> WE HAVE THE BACKING OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THE FIRST THING WE HAVE TO DO IS ATTACK THE VIRUS

IN AVIATION — AVIATION IS AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE WE GET CGOODS AND SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITIES, WHETHER YOU CT TRAVEL OR NOT COUNTIES NEED IT TO CONNECT TO STATES AND THE REST OF THE WORLD AND THE BUSINESSES THAT WE BRING TO THE COMMUNITIES EVERY BUSINESS COUNTS ON THIS AVIATION IS S THE BACKBONE OF OUR ECONOMY WE HAVE TO GET THIS RIGHT

WE HAVE TO HAVE A LAYER OF SAFETY APPEALS IN PLACE I APPLIED THE RECOMMENDATIONS THEY HAVE MADE WITHOUT FEDERAL BACKING THOSE OF US ON THE FRONT LINES, ESSENTIAL WORKERS AND SENTENCED TO ENFORCE THIS ARE LEFT WITHOUT THE BACKING OF OUR GOVERNMENT IN FACT OUR GOVERNMENT HAS TOLD SOME PEOPLE THAT THIS IS A POLITICAL DECISION INSTEAD OF A PUBLIC HEALTH DECISION IF WE ARE NOT ALL TREATING THIS AS THOUGH WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER, WE ARE LESS SAFE

WE NEED TO LOOK AT THIS AS ATTACKING THE VIRUS, MAKING SURE THAT WE KEEP PEOPLE CONNECTED TO THEIR CKJOBS AND PAYCHECK AND HEALTH CARE THAT'S WHAT THE AVIATION SUPPORT SYSTEM DID IN THE CARES ACT THAT NEEDS TO BE EXTENDED AND WE COULD HAVE TENS OF MILLIONS OF PEOPLE OUT OF WORK RIGHT NOW WE CAN CREATE A HEALTH CARE CORE AT THE FRONT OF THE AIRPORT TO ASK SELF ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS, CHECK THEIR ABILITY HOW TO WEAR EASKA MASK AND MAKE SURE THAT SAFETY POLICIES ARE IN PLACE TO ALLOW AVIATION TO TRAVEL SAFELY WITHOUT A RISK OF SPREAD AND GAIN CONFIDENCE IN THE REST OF THE WORLD THOSE ARE STEPS THAT COULD BE TAKEN RIGHT NOW BUT ARE ABSENT FROM THE CURRENT LEADERSHIP

>> IT'S TO THE POINT NOW WHERE WE WANT TO TRAVEL AND GET OUT THERE BUT FRANKLY PEOPLE ARE AFRAID IF YOU HAD TO TRAVEL RIGHT NOW, IF YOU HAD TO RECOMMEND TO A FRIEND, YOU KNOW, WHETHER HE OR SHE SHOULD TRAVEL, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY? >> CASES ARE ON THE RISE WHAT WE HAVE SEEN ACTUALLY IS CASES CLIMBING IN RECENT DAYS AND SOME OF THESE REOPENING POLICIES, THE IDEA TO REOPENING THE ECONOMY WITHOUT ADDRESSING THE THREAT HAS LED TO A SPIKE IN THESE CASES AND INCREASED CONCERN AND BOOKINGS HAVE STARTED TO FALL OFF ALREADY PEOPLE ARE VERY CONCERNED AVIATION IS NOT GOING TO RETURN, G THE REST OF THE ECONOMY WILL NOT RETURN UNLESS WE CAN GET THIS CONTAINED

THIS IS SO OUT OF CONTROL THAT THEY ARE SAYING AT THIS POINT CONTACT TRACING WON'T EVEN WORK WE NEED TO LOOK AT HOW WE ARE E ADDRESSING THE VIRUS TO HAVE PEOPLE FEEL CONFIDENT ABOUT MOVING AROUND AND START TO REENTER ALL BUSINESS, AVIATION AND ALL THE PLACES THAT WE VISIT >> THANK YOU FOR JOINING US THIS MORNING >> THANK YOU AND DO WEAR YOUR MASK WE NEED TO YOU WEAR YOUR MASK

>> I ALWAYS DO >>> THE UNMISTAKEABLE SOUND OF SUMMER KIDS PLAYING IN THE POOL BUT WITHOUT PROPER ATTENTION, FUN CAN QUICKLY TAKE A TRAGIC TURN ON AVERAGE, RAMORE THAN 950 KIDS DROWN EACH YEAR IN THE U

S DROWNING IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF INTENTIONAL DEATH AMONG KIDS 1 TO 4 NOT JUST POOLS YOU HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT PONDS AND OTHER BODIES OF WATER CAN LURE KIDS WE WILL TALK ABOUT BASIC AL SUMMER SAFETY TIPS AND WHY THIS SUMMER WE NEED TO BE ON EXTRA ALERT

>> WITH THE COVID AND EVERYBODY SOCIAL DISTANCING, CHILDREN NOT IN SWIM LESSONS AND SCHOOLS CAMPS ARE CLOSING DOWN AND PARENTS ARE AT RI HOMEWORKING AND DISTRACTED WHAT WORRIES YOU ABOUT THAT >> IT TAKES SECONDS FOR SOMEONE TO GO UNDER THE WATER AND NOT GET BACK TO THE SURFACE HERE ARE TIPS TO EVALUATE YOUR KIDS

>> I HAVE A 3- YEAR-OLD WAITING TO GET IN THE POOL LET'S GO WE ARE SUITED UP READY TO GO THESE OLDER AND KNOW HOW TO SWIM

THIS WOULD BE THE SWIM OF THE SEASON WHAT DO WE DO >> LOOK FOR A COAST GUARD APPROVED LIFE JACKET AND WEIGHT CATEGORY MAKE SURE THAT IT FITS SNUGLY >> HOW IS THAT? GOOD? >> NEXT THE E BIG GIRLS ARE UP FOR A WATER COMPETENCY CHECK

KEEP SOCIAL DISTANCE HERE E AND MAKE SURE THAT THEY CAN INDEPENDENTLY SUBMERGE IN THE WATER WHEN THEY COME BACK UP,EN THAT THEY CAN TURN AROUND AND LOOK AND SEE WHERE THE SAFEST PLACE IS TO GET OUT AND CLIMB OUT INDEPENDENTLY >> CHECK TO SEE IF THEY CAN SWIM THE LENGTH OF THE POOL AND ASK THEM TO TREAD WATER FOR A MINUTE >> OKAY >> SO, WHAT IF YOU HAVE A CHILD THAT DOES NOT WANT TO BE IN THE UTPOOL

>> SOMETIMES JUST SIT HAON THE WALL AND PUT THEIR FEET IN AND HAVING THE ET LIFE JACKET, IF THEY GET IN THE WATER, THEY WILL BE SAFE >> THEY CAN BE DANGEROUS BECAUSE THEY BLOCK YOUR VIEW AU OF WHO IS IN THE WATER IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THERE ARE KIDS IN THE WATER NOW BUT THERE ARE TAKE THE POOL TOYS OUT WHEN YOU AREN'T USING THEM CONSIDER A POOL ALARM

THIS COMES WITH A WRIST BAND AND WILL LET YOU KNOW IF SOMEONE FALLS IN IT'S IMPORTANT TO HAVE A STURDY GATE THAT DOESN'T ALLOW LITTLE ONES TO SLIP THROUGH YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE GATE IS SELF LOCKING KIDDIE POOLS S ANSWER ABOVE GROUND POOLS CHILDREN CAN WN GROUND IN AS LITTLE AS AN INCH AND A HALF OF WATER

NO MATTER WHAT DE KIND OF WATER THE KIDS ARE IN, ALWAYS DESIGNATE A WATER WATCHER, AN ADULT ASSIGNED TO WATCH THE KIDS AT ALL TIMES KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE WHILE SWIMMING THIS SUMMER EVEN IF YOUR CHILD IS A GOOD SWIMMER, FATIGUE KICKS IN AS THE DAY GOES ON SET A TIMER AND GET THEM OUT AND HYDRATE AND PUT ON SUNSCREEN >>> I ALWAYS LOVED SHINING LIGHT LON COMPANIES

IT'S MORE IMPORTANT DURING THE UNPRECEDENTED DISRUPTION CAUSED BY THE CORONAVIRUS >> THIS IS A SHOT IN THE ARM FOR THESE SMALL BUSINESSES JILL MARTIN IS HERE WITH GOOD DEALS GOOD MORNING, JILL >> WELL, HEY, SAVANNAH

MANY SMALL BUSINESSES HAD TO TAKE A OTHUGE PIVOT IN THE WAKE OF COVID- 19 IT'S HOW THESE ENTREPRENEURS HAVE PIVOTED THE BUSINESS MODELS TO MAKE IT WORK THAT CONTINUES OUR SMALL BUSINESS SOLUTION SERIES THESE ARE UTHREE INCREDIBLE BUSINESS OWNERS AND THEN ALLOW YOU TO OSHOP BECAUSE IT'S ME, THERE WILL BE A DEAL SHE WORKS WITH FARMS ACROSS THE GLOBE

ALL INGREDIENTS IN THE WELLNESS LINE ARE 100% NONTOXIC, IEVEGAN SHE SUFFERS FROM AFTERNOON AN AND DISCOVERED MEDITATION AND CLEANSING BATH RITUALS SAVED HER LIFE HER BUSINESS HAS SHIFTED TO DIRECT TO CONSUMER THESE PRODUCTS I HAVE USED THEM SHE IS OFFERING THE DISTRESS KIT THAT IS $49 FOR TODAY SHOW VIEWERS $29

30 OFF YOUR ENTIRE ORDER ON THEIR WEBSITE USE THE CODE PURE CARE YOU CAN SEE ALL THE DIFFERENT OPTIONS NEXT UP TINY TACKLE THE OWNER IS MIMI STRICKLAND

I AM WEARING ONE OF HER NECKLACES LOCATED IN CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA HER AND HER MOM MAKE ALL THE PRODUCTS AND SHE CO-OWNS A LOCAL GIFT SHOP CREATED IN 2015 MIMI WANTED TO CREATE AN AFFORDABLE JEWELRY LINE THAT ENCOURAGED OTHERS TO DRESS FOR HAPPINESS IF YOU ARE A FAN OF CHARLESTON, MANY OF THE PIECES ARE NAMED AFTER A STREET OR SPACE IN THE AREA

THE PANDEMIC CAUSED MIMI TO WANT TO WORK HARDER AND MORE EFFICIENTLY TO MAKE HER BUSINESS SUCCESSFUL WE HAVE SOME ITEMS HERE AI A LOT ARE MADE WITH HER MOTHER SHE IS OFFERING 15% OFF USING THE CODE FOR TODAY MANY OF THE PIECES ARE HAND- PAINTED

GO ON THE LILI WEBSITE TO FIND THE DIFFERENT OPTIONS LAST UP, THIS IS SOMETHING FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY DIRTY COOKIE THIS IS MERGING TWO OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS, MILK AND COOKIES TOGETHER THE OWNER IS SHA ELA

SHE STARTED WHIT WORKING FULL TIME AT ANOTHER JOB THESE HAVE BEEN THE HIT AT WEDDINGS AND HUGE CELEBRITY EVENTS BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC THEY LOST THE CATERING BUSINESS OVERNIGHT AND GH THEY PIVOTED AND ARE CODOING COOKIE SHOTS ONLINE FOR ALL AGES THEY HAVE KITS THAT YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN SO, I MADE MY OWN RIGHT HERE AND I FILLED ONE UP TO TOAST TO YOU IN THE STUDIO

THEY ARE OFFERING 20% TO ALL TODAY VIEWERS THERE ARE E FOUR FLAVORS YOU CAN DO IT IA WITH MILK, COFFEE, ICE CREAM AND A GREW TEN FREE OPTION THERE ARE DECORATING KITS SO YOU CAN DO IT WITH THE FAMILY HERE ARE THE SMALL BUSINESSES AND SMALL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

I WILL DO THE E MILK AND COOKIE SHOT FOR YOU AND SEND IT BACK >> WE WOULD LIKE TO DRINK TO YOU >> I MISS THOSE IN THE STUDIO >> I WOULD LOSE THE MILK AND PUT KAHLUA IN >> FOR MORE, GO TO TODAY

COM SLASH PMRW >>> AMONG THE CHAOS A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE >> YOU DON'T HAVE TO RETAIL GAIT WITH ANGER — RETALIATE WITH ANGER, DO IT WITH LOVE THAT'S WHAT I WANT HIM TO SEE >>> THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION OFFICIALLY CALLING IT A PANDEMIC

NONE OF US IS UNAFFECTED BY ITS IMPACT WE ARE GOING TO TRY EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN TO KEEP LIFE AS NORMAL AS WE CAN >> IF IT GETS IN AN ENVIRONMENT LIKE THIS IT WILL SPREAD LIKE WRAPPED FIRE >> WE WILL BUILD THIS ECONOMY BACK >> THERE ARE A NUMBER OF THINGS I WOULD BE DOING THAT ARE NOT BEING DONE RIGHT NOW

>> COMING IN NOVEMBER, PEOPLE WILL BE VOTING NOT FOR A PERSON BUT FOR CIVILITY >> I HAVE TO — HOW WILL THIS WORK >> YOU DON'T PREPARE FOR GIVING BIRTH IN A PANDEMIC THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC IS TO KEEP OUR SPIRITS UP >> JOIN ME AS WE GO INTO AMERICA TO HEAR FROM EVERYDAY PEOPLE GRAPPLING WITH THE MOST PRESSING ISSUES OF OUR TIME

>> WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN >> I REACHED OUT AFTER I SAW THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA GETTING INVOLVED I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS IT'S OKAY TO FEEL DIFFERENT BUT DON'T FEEL LESS THAN

>> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS AND TALK ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS >> A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD CAME THROUGH HERE >> NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD

LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS A CATASTROPHE HAPPENING BEFORE OUR EYES

>> IN MEXICO CITY THE PEOPLE SAID IF THEY DON'T WORK THEY CAN'T FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> OUR NBC NEWS AND SKY TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK IN STAGES >> SO YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE

>> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES UNITED PEOPLE

UNITED FIRST >> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO — >> A BRAVE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >> WE CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> CALIFORNIA IS OUIN CRISIS THE NUMBER OF INFECTIONS ACROSS THE EASTATE SOARS TO 220,000

NEARLY HALF OF THOSE SICK LIVE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY THE REGION IS SCRAMBLING TO REVERSE COURSE SHUTTING DOWN REOPENED BEACHES, PEERS AND BARS ER AHEAD OF THE 4th OF JULY HOLIDAY >> NO GOOD NEWS TO SHARE JUST SADNESS WE ARE NOT SAVING OUR PATIENTS LIKE WE WANT TO EVEN THOUGH WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN

>> Reporter: ONE OF THE FIRST STATES TO LOCK DOWN, CALIFORNIA, IS NOW THE LARGEST IN TROUBLE HOSPITALS IN LA COUNTY ARE AT A RECORD HIGH ICU BEDS COULD SOON BE FULL

AFTER SCENES LIKE THESE IN ARIZONA, THE GOVERNOR ORDERED , NIGHTCLUBS, BARS AND GYMS TO SHUT DOWN, BANNING GROUPS LARGER THAN 50 PEOPLE, THE START OF IN PERSON CLASSES ARE DELAYED >> WE CAN'T BE UNDER ANY ILLUSION THAT THIS VIRUS IS GOING TO GO AWAY ON ITS OWN >> Reporter: NEARLY 90% OF ICU BEDS ARE OCCUPIED DOCTORS SEE A 25% POSITIVITY RATE >> THAT MEANS MOST OF THE PEOPLE, A LOT OF PEOPLE TESTING ARE SICK

A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THEY ARE SICK >> Reporter: WITH HOSPITALS AND HOT SPOTS STRESSED, TONIGHT 17 STATES ARE REVERSING OR PAUSING PLANNED REOPENINGS IN TEXAS, CASES INCREASED BY NEARLY 7,000 THE HIGHEST SEVEN DAY SPIKE SINCE THE PANDEMIC STARTED HARD HIT NEW G JERSEY NOT PROCEEDING WITH INDOOR DINING AS PLANNED

>> WE HAVE GONE THROUGH HELL THE LAST THING WE WANT TO DO IS GO THROUGH HELL AGAIN >> Reporter: BACK IN CALIFORNIA, 28 MEMBERS OF A FAMILY CONTRACTED COVID RICHARD LOST HIS DAD JUST BEFORE FATHER'S DAY >> THE LAST THING MY DAD SAW WAS ME SUFFOCATING AND I HAD NO CHANCE OF TELLING MY DAD, I'M OKAY, I'M RECOVERING AND THAT HURTS

>> Reporter: TONIGHT THE TRUE COST OF COVID MEASURED NOT BY NUMBERS BUT FAMILIES >>> A DIRE WARNING ON CAPITOL HILL TODAY FROM THE NATION'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT DR ANTHONY FAUCI CALLING COVID-19 OUT OF CONTROL PREDICTING 100,000 CASES A DAY >> I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO T T TELL YOU AND THE AMERICAN PUBLIC THAT I'M VERY CONCERNED BECAUSE IT COULD GET VERY BAD

>> HE WAS JOINED BY THE TOP US DOCTORS ON THE WHITE HOUSE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE INCLUDING CDC DIRECTOR ROBERT REDFIELD FO WHO LAID INTO AMERICAN AIRLINES AND OTHERS FOR FILLING PLANES TO CAPACITY >> I CAN TELL YOU THAT WHEN THEY ANNOUNCED THAT THE OTHER DAY, OBVIOUSLY THERE WAS or SUBSTANTIAL DISAPPOINTMENT >> AMERICAN RESPONDING THAT IT HAS MULTIPLE LAYERS IN PLACE TODAY MASKS, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND INCREASED TESTING WERE REPEATEDLY COTOTED AS VITAL TO CONTROL THE SPREAD THE PACE OF TESTING HAS DOUBLED SINCE MAY, EXPERTS SAY IT'S NOT ENOUGH POINTING OUT THE U

S IS TESTING APPROXIMATELY 500,000 PEOPLE EACH DAY THEY SAY THAT NUMBER SHOULD BE A MILLION OR MORE THE STUDY SAYS 17 STATES AND DC

ARE DOING ENOUGH TESTING TO KEEP OUTBREAKS FROM GETTING OUT OF T CONTROL >> WE KEEP HEARING FROM OUR POLITICAL LEADERS THAT WE ARE DOING ENOUGH TESTING, TOO MUCH TESTING NOT A SINGLE HEALTH EXPERT NOT IN AMERICA OR ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD BELIEVES AMERICA HADED LEVEL OF TEST WILLING TO BE ON DETOP OF THIS VIRUS >> Reporter: ONE IDEA PRAISED BY FAUCI IS POOL TESTING THE IDEA THAT SWABS FROM LARGE GROUPS OF PEOPLE IN CLOSE CONTACT THAT AREN'T SHOWING SYMPTOMS COULD BE POOLED INTO A SINGLE TASK

IF THE VIRUS IS DETECTED, THEN EACH PERSON WOULD BE TESTED INDIVIDUALLY >> IF THAT TEST IS NEGATIVE, THEN YOU KNOW THOSE TEN PEOPLE ARE NEGATIVE >> INSTEAD OF TEN TESTS YOU TE UTILIZED ONE TEST >> Reporter: A WAY TO DRAMATICALLY EXTEND TESTING AND HOPE TO CONTROL THE SPREAD >> YOU GOT TO WEAR A MASK

>> ACROSS THE COUNTRY HEATED SCENES PLAYING OUT A MAN IS PHYSICALLY SHOVING HIS WAY INTO A STORE E P WITHOUT A MASK >> I HAVE A BREATHING PROBLEM >> PUBLIC SHAMING AFTER S THIS CUSTOMER REFUSED TO WEAR ONE >> WE HAVE A RIGHT IN AMERICA NOT TO WEAR A MASK

>> DESPITE PUSH BACK, PUBLIC OFFICIALS ARE TURNING TO MASKS TO STEM THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS IN SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, GTHE MAYOR MANDATING MASKS IN ALL ESTABLISHMENTS EXCEPT FOR CHURCHES >> I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE ANY OTHER CHOICE >> OVERNIGHT JACKSONVILLE'S MAYOR REQUIRING FACE COVERINGS IN AND OUTSIDE OF BUILDINGS FLORIDA HAS REPORTED NEARLY 30,000 CASES IN FOUR DAYS

THE GOVERNOR WON'T ISSUE A STATEWIDE ORDER AND LEAVE IT UP TO CITIES INSTEAD >> WE LEFT IT TO THE LOCALS TO MAKE DECISIONS WHETHER THEY WANT COERCIVE MEASURES OR CRIMINAL PENALTIES >> Reporter: CALIFORNIA'S GOVERNOR HINTING THAT HE WILL IMPOSE PENALTIES FOR NOT WEARING G MASKS >> WE EWILL DO MORE TO FOCUS ON ENFORCEMENT IN THE STATE >> Reporter: ON MIAMI BEACH WHERE A MASK REQUIREMENT I KICKED IN TODAY, MOST PEOPLE SUPPORT IT

>> WE HAVE FAMILY AT HOME WE DON'T WANT TO TAKE THE VIRUS BACK AND SPREAD >> Reporter: WEARING SURGICAL MASKS OR WELL FITTED HOMEMADE MASKS ARE MOST EFFECT TIP OF IN STOPPING THE TRANSMISSION BANDANNAS AND LOOSE FITTING OPTIONS DO LITTLE >> THE MASKS EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE NOT 100% EFFECTIVE CAN DSGO A LONG WAYS TO MAKING SURE THAT THE VIRUS DOESN'T SPREAD

>> Reporter: THE CDC RECOMMENDS MM IF YOU ARE OUT IN PUBLIC OR AROUND PEOPLE WEAR A MASK EXCEPT FOR KIDS UNDER THE AGE OF TWO AND ANYONE THAT HAS TROUBLE BREATHING >>> LOOKING AT THE NUMBERS WITH L TREPIDATION A SENSE OF DREAD LOOKING AT THE FUTURE WHAT IS US OF WE HOPE WE CAN PUSH THROUGH

>> YES, SCASES IN TEXAS ARE GOING UP A LOT MORE CASES EVERYDAY THAN I WAS SEEING FOR THE LAST THREE MONTHS DIAGNOSED MORE PEOPLE WITH COVID THE LAST THREE WEEKEND THAN I SAW IN THE ENTIRE MONTH OF MARCH AND APRIL MOST ARE YOUNG HEALTHY PEOPLE MOST AREN'T TERRIBLY SICK BUT MANY OF THEM ARE

>> A LOT OF PEOPLE COME IN IN THEIR 20s, 30s, 40s AND A LOT OF THEM ARE ABLE TO GO HOME BUT THE ONES THAT AREN'T ARE SICK >> PEOPLE ARE HAVING HEARTS DESTROYED DUE TO THE CKVIRUS >> SEEING THE NUMBERS GO UP AND SEEING SOME PUSH BACK, SOME PEOPLE THAT HAVE QUARANTINE FATIGUE AND D ARE TIRED OF ALL OF THE RESTRICTIONS, AND KNOWING HOW THAT CAN AFFECT OUR NUMBERS IS TROUBLESOME >> I UNDERSTAND

PEOPLE FEEL LIKE THEIR RIGHTS ARE BEING TAKEN AWAY BY THE REQUEST TO WEAR A MASK IN PUBLIC TO GROCERY STORES AND PHARMACIES, THINGS LIKE THAT BUT THEY DON'T REALIZE THAT THEY ARE NOT IMMUNE TO THE VIRUS A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT DO HAVE COVID ARE ASYMPTOMATIC IF THEY DON'T WEAR MASKS THEY ARE SPREADING IT TO PEOPLE THAT HAVE HEALTH CONDITIONS OR VULNERABLE >> I KNOW THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, POLICE DEPARTMENT FIRST RESPONDERS DID A PARADE AROUND NT THE HOSPITAL TO SUPPORT US, FRONT LINE WORKERS

THAT GOES A LONG WAY SOMETIMES YOU DON'T SEE THE RESULTS OF YOUR WORK EITHER AS A CHAPLAIN, DOCTOR, NURSE WE KNOW THAT WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE DURING THIS TIME WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO WEAR MASKS AND WASH YOUR HANDS STAY SAFE

>>> IT IS SAID THERE IS NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME PERHAPS THE TIME HAS COME TO REALIZE THE DREAM UPON WHICH THIS GREAT COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED, EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW >> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> BREAKING NEWS >> WE ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE

>> NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> INTRODUCING PEACOCK

WHAT IS PEACOCK? THIS IS PEACOCKLET'S GO >> IT'S STREAMING, LAUNCHING, PREMIERING TVs, MOVIES ORIGINAL CHARACTERS IT'S SUPPORTS

>> THERE IS MORE? >> YES, MORE >> IT'S QUICK STUFF, TOUGH STUFF, LOVE STUFF, IT'S TRENDING MIND BENDING, LATE NIGHT, EARLY MORNING, DID YOU SEE THIS? DO YOU REMEMBER THAT? YOU WATCHED EVERYONE OF THOSE? IT'S FOR YOU FREE, FREE, FREE >> WHO IS WITH ME

>> THAT'S PEACOCK THAT'S WHO THAT'S WHAT THAT'S WHY >> MIKE DROP

>> YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH >>> WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN >> I REACHED OUT TO YOU AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA GET INVOLVED, TRYING TO RAISE HER SON I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS

IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE YOU ARE DIFFERENT BUT DON'T FEEL LESS THAN >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE ST TALKING ABOUT THESE THINGS WITH YOU GUYS >> IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS THE POLLS WILL BE OPEN >> REPUBLICAN MARK HARRIS APPEARED TO WIN IN NORTH CAROLINA UNTIL THE STATE ELECTION BOARD DISCOVERED THAT A CAMPAIGN CONSULTANT WAS INVOLVED IN COLLECTING AND FILLING OUT ABSENTEE BALLOTS

IN 1998 MIAMI'S ELECTION FOR MAYOR WAS TOSSED BECAUSE OF NAMES BY DEAD PEOPLE PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS IT'S NO WAY TO RUN AN ELECTION >> WHEN YOU DO ALL MAIL IN VOTING BALLOTS, YOU ARE ASKING FOR FRAUD PEOPLE STEAL THEM OUT OF MAILBOXES PEOPLE PRINT THEM, SIGN THEM AND GIVE THEM IN

>> Reporter: IN CALIFORNIA, THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE IS SUING GOVERNOR NEWSOM FOR ORDERING MAIL-IN BALLOTS TO EVERY VOTER MANY SHOW THAT MAIL IN IS PRONE TO FRAUD BUT EXTREMELY RARE >> IT'S EXCEEDINGLY RARE FAIRLY EASY TO DETECT AND THERE ARE ALMOST NO INSTANCES WHERE IT WAS THOUGHT TO AFFECT THE OUTCOME OF A ELECTION >> Reporter: IN THE FIVE STATES IT'S PRETTY MUCH THE ONLY WAY TO VOTED

IN OTHER STATES THAT ALLOW REANY VOTERS TO MAIL IN THEIR BALLOTS, IT'S BIPARTISAN 24 OF THOSE STATES ARE LEAD BY DEMOCRATS AND 22 BY REPUBLICANS GOVERNORS A STANFORD STUDY OF VOTING BY MAIL SHOWS IT DOESN'T AFFECT THEY ARE POLITICAL PARTY TURNOUT OR SHARE OF THE VOTE LAST MONTH AT A MALE ELECTION, MIKE GARCIA TAKE A R HOUSE SEAT IN A SPECIAL ELECTION IN CALIFORNIA MARYLAND'S REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR ORDERED BALLOTS SENT TO EVERY REGISTERED VOTER

DESPITE THE PRESIDENT'S WARNINGS, VOTING BY MAIL IS SOMETHING THAT HIS PARTY ELECTION OFFICIALS ARE EMBRACING >>> AND PETE JOINS ME LIVE NOW PETE, HOW PREPARED ARE MORE STATES FOR MAIL IN VOTING AND ANY POTENTIAL FRAUD THAT CAN COME WITH IT? >> IT VARIES FROM STATE TO STATE THERE IS SOME STATES THAT ARE OLD HANDS AT THIS OTHERS ARE SCRAMBLING TO TRY TO CATCH UP WITH IT

THEY NEED MORE PEOPLE TO COUNT THE BALLOTS THEY HAVE TO PRINT MANY MORE THEY HAVE TO PREPARE THEM, MAKE SURE THAT THE RIGHT PEOPLE ARE GETTING THEM IT'S A BIG, BIG CHORE AND SOME STATES SAY THEY NEED MORE MONEY AND ARE NOT NECESSARILY GETTING IT IT WILL BE DICEY WHEN ELECTION TIME COMES

WE HAVE TO PREPARE OURSELVES IF A LOT OF PEOPLE VOTE BY MAIL IN THIS ELECTION, WE WON'T KNOW THE WINNER ON ELECTION NIGHT IT COULD BE SOME TIME LET'S TALK ABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S POSITION HERE HE AND SOME OF HIS SALLIES ARE AGAINST THE MAIL IN SYSTEM WHY AND LET'S TALK THROUGH THAT? >> WELL, WHAT THEY SAY IS THEY ARE WORRIED ABOUT FRAUD

IF YOU LOOK BENEATH IT, THERE IS PROBABLY A GOOD FAITH CONCERN AMONG SOME PARTY OFFICIALS ABOUT FRAUD IT HAS HAPPENED IT DOESN'T HAPPEN VERY MUCH, THOUGH THE SECOND THING IS THERE MAY BE A PERCEPTION THAT MAIL IN BALLOTING HELPS DEMOCRATS THE RESEARCH THAT WE LOOKED AT SAID THAT THAT IS ONNOT THE CASE BUT IT DOESN'T TEND TO FATHER EITHER PARTY OR TO LOOK AT IT THE OTHER WAY, DISFAVOR EITHER PARTY

THE % HAS SAID HE HAS KNOWN AS CHOP ORDERED TO RECEIVE — TWO DAYS AFTER A PERSON WAS KILLED AND A 14- YEAR-OLD BOY WAS INJURED IN A SHOOTING SEATTLE POLICE CHIEF HAD THIS TO SAY >> I SUPPORT PEOPLE DEMONSTRATING, BLACK LIVES MATTER, AND I TOO WANT TO HELP US MOVE FORWARD TOWARD MEANINGFUL CHANGE IN OUR COMMUNITIES AND MEANINGFUL CHANGE IN OUR COMMUNITY, WHERE ENOUGH IS ENOUGH OUR JOB IS TO PROTECT AND SERVE THE COMMUNITY

>> NOW FOR MATTHEW HARPER, SOME POSITIVE RESULTS FROM PFIZER'S EARLY- STAGE VACCINE TRIAL THE TRIAL EVALUATED 45 PEOPLE WHO ARE TR ALL GIVEN VARIOUS DOSES OF THE DRUG AND THE PRELIMINARY DATA RELEASED SHOWS AFTER 28 DAYS ALL INDIVIDUALS WHO RECEIVED THE TWO LOWEST DOSES RECEIVED ANTIBODIES IT IS NOT BEEN PEER-REVIEWED OR PUBLISHED IN A JOURNAL BUT PROMISING SIGNS, NONETHELESS >>> NEW YORK CITY'S PLANSES TO REOPEN INDOOR DINING IS ON PAUSE AS CORONAVIRUS URGES THE PARTS OF THE US

TAKE A QUICK LESSON >> WE CANNOT GO AHEAD AT THIS TIME IN WITH INDOOR DINING IN YORK CITY EVEN ONE WEEK AGO, HONESTLY, I WAS HOPEFUL WE COULD, BUT THE NEWS WE HAVE GOTTEN FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY GETS WORSE AND WORSE EN ALL THE TIME >> MEANWHILE, PRESIDENT TRUMP TODAY SLAMMED YORK CITY'S PLANS TO PAINT THE WORDS BLACK LIVES MATTER, AND HE CALLED IT A VEIL OF HAYDEN SAID IT WOULD DENIGRATE LUXURY AVENUE HE SAID THE MONEY SHOULD BE USED FOR LEASING

>>> SOME NEWS ON TRAVEL, UNITED AIRLINES IS ADDING 25 — 25,000 ADDITIONAL FLIGHTS EVEN AS CORONAVIRUS IS SEARCH THE STATEMENT SAID IT WAS BEING , SEEING AN INCREASING INTEREST IN LEISURE TRAVEL FROM PASSENGERS WHO WANT TO RETURN TO FLYING THEY WILL STILL BE FLYING AT HALF OF THE DOMESTIC CAPACITY IN AUGUST OF LAST YEAR >>> POLICE IN HONG KONG MADE MORE THAN 300 ARRESTS UNDER THE NEW SWEEPING SECURITY LEGISLATION SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEOEO ADDRESSED THE SITUATION IN HIS PRESS CONFERENCE

>> FREE HONG KONG WAS ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST MO STABLE, PROSPEROUS, AND DYNAMIC CITIES NOW WE ARE ANOTHER COMMUNIST RUN CITY WHERE PEOPLE ARE SUBJECT TO THE RU PARTY ELITE SWIM >> THOSE ARE THE LATEST HEADLINES FOR THIS HOUR WE WILL BE BACK HERE A LITTLE LATER WITH SOME MORE UPDATES, ALLISON >>> ALL RIGHT ALEXA, THANK YOU SO MUCH

WE WILL SEE YOU THEN >>> RECORD NUMBER OF NEW COVID-19 CASES IN TEXAS TESTING SITE IN THE STATE ARE STRUGGLING TO KEEP UP GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT DISCUSSED THE OUTBREAK IN AN INTERVIEW OF % NBC 5 IN DALLAS, FORT WORTH >> WE ARE NOT DEALING WITH POCKETS OF GROWTH OF COVID INSTEAD WE ARE DEALING WITH COMMUNITY SPREAD

ANYBODY COME INTO RECONTACT WITH COULD HAVE COVID- 19 AS A RESULT, TO SECURE LOCAL OFFICIALS, I AM ADVOCATING BEST PRACTICES, WHICH IS TO WEAR A FACE MASK WHEREVER POSSIBLE >> MSNBC'S TESTING SITE IN HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS THE GOVERNOR TALKING ABOUT COMMUNITY SPREAD STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS THERE IN TEXAS HAVE TRIPLED SINCE JUNE NSAS1 WHAT ARE THEY DOING TO SLOW THAT COMMUNITY SPREAD AND TRY TO BRING THAT NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS DOWN? >> IN THAT INTERVIEW YOU HEARD THE GOVERNOR SINGING A DIFFERENT TUNE THAT HE A DID A FEW WEEKS AGO

HE OPENED UP EARLIER THEN WAS ADVISED AND WAS CONFIDENT THINGS WERE GOING VIWELL THE DAD IS TELLING A DIFFERENT STORY HE MENTIONED MASKS IN THE INTERVIEW VP PENCE — DECLINED TO MAKE IT A MANDATE HE SAID IT IS A GOOD THING TO DO BUT HE IS NOT REQUIRING IT IN THE STATE OF TEXAS

HE MENTIONS IT IS A GOOD SOCIAL PRACTICE IN CITIES AND COUNTIES AND TWO THIRDS OF THE STATE PEOPLE ARE WEARING MASKS, BUT IT IS NOT THAT IT IS COMING DOWN ON HIGH FROM THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE TO PEOPLE OF TEXAS HE IS INCREDIBLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE UPCOMING HOLIDAY WEEKEND WHEN YOU LOOK AT T % THAT TRAJECTORY, THAT GROWTH WE HAVE SEEN IN TEXAS, YOU CAN TRACE IT BACK TO MEMORIAL DAY AND THE GOVERNOR SAID IN AN INTERVIEW LAST NIGHT HE WAS CONFIDENT THE STATE WAS DOING PRETTY WELL UNTIL WE GOT TO MEMORIAL DAY AND HE SAID FOLKS HERE WHO WOULD HAD QUARANTINE FATIGUE WENT OUT, SAW FRIENDS, PARTIED, WENT TO THE BARS AND T RESTAURANTS, AND NOW WE HAVE SEEN THAT SPIKE EMERGING AS A RESULT HE IS ENCOURAGING PEOPLE NOT TO GO OUT IN THE WILD ON THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND THE DATA IS SO ASTONISHING AND I THINK A LOT OF FOLKS ARE A FOCUSED ON THAT, ALLISON

>> GOVERNOR ABBOTT EXTENDED THE BAN ON ELECTIVE SURGERIES TO TRY TO FREE UP SOME HOSPITAL BEDS FOR COVID-19 PATIENTS HOW BIG OF A CONCERN IS HOSPITAL CAPACITY RIGHTER NOW? >> I HAVE BEEN PAYING ATTENTION HERE TO TESTING CAPACITY AND WE TALKED ABOUT THAT YESTERDAY IN HARRIS COUNTY , THEY RUN THEIR OWN TESTING PROGRAM AND THERE ARE TWO BIG SITES LIKE THE ONE I BIAM AT THAT SHUT THE GATES HERE THAT IS 750 PEOPLE PER DAY THAT IS ONE STORY

THE OTHER IS HOSPITALIZATION AND WE HAVE NEW DEVELOPMENTS ON THAT STORY TODAY THE TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER, THE BIGGEST IN THE WORLD, HAD A DASHBOARD OF HOW MANY ICU PATIENTS THEY HAVE IN YOU LOOK AT THAT AND THEY HAVE EXCEEDED THE NUMBER OF ICU PATIENTS IN THE BEDS THEY USUALLY USE FOR INTENSIVE CARE THAT IS NOT TO SAY THEY RUN OUT COMPLETELY THERE IS A PLAN IN PLACE IF THEY CAN JIGGLE SOME THINGS AROUND AND MOVE SOME THINGS AROUND IN THE HOSPITAL TO INCREASE THEIR CAPACITY FOR ICU PATIENTS AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT HOW MANY THEY HAVE RIGHT NOW, ONLY LESS THAN A HALF FOR COVID- 19 PATIENTS A BIT OF GOOD NEWS IN THIS STORY BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE DATA ABOUT HOW THESE HOSPITALS ARE GOING, IT FEELS EERILY FAMILIAR TO WE SAW NEW YORK CITY

THE STUFF GROWS IN A LINEAR FASHION AND WHEN YOU SEE THE NUMBERS WE ARE SEEING IN TEXAS THEY WILL KEEP GOING UP AND THAT EXPONENTIAL WAY THAT WILL BE A XP HUGE CONCERN AND HOSPITAL CARE I HAVE TO GIVE A NOD TO OUR COLLEAGUE, THEY JUST DID A GREAT PIECE LOOKING AT HOW EXECUTIVES AT HOSPITALS HERE IN HOUSTON HAVE REACTED TO WHAT THEY ARE SEEING AND THERE'S A LOT OF NERVOUSNESS IN THE MESSAGES ABOUT HOW THEY WILL BE EQUIPPED TO DEAL WITH ALL OF THIS ONE OF THOSE HOSPITALS RAN OUT OF RUM DOES SEVERE THAT IS BEING PIONEERED AS A DRUG FOR THE CORONAVIRUS SO IT THERE IS CAUSE FOR CONCERN

>> HOW ABOUT TESTING, THAT TESTING SITE IN HARRIS COUNTY HOW TOUGH IS IT TO GET A CORONAVIRUS TEST? CAN EVERYONE WHO WANTS ONE AND NEEDS ONE GET ONE? >> I T WOULD NOT SAY YES BUT THE WAY THIS TESTING FACILITY WORKS IF YOU GO ONLINE REOPEN OF THE APP AND THERE ARE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT SYMPTOMS YOU HAVE HAD IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OR KNOW PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD SYMPTOMS THAT IS GROUNDS TO GET TESTED AND THEY ALSO SAY IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU SANEED TO BE TESTED, THAT TO GROUNDS COME HERE YOU PULL IN AND THERE IS A WAIT OF ABOUT 35 MINUTES YOUR TESTED AND GOING YOUR WAY AND JUST WAIT 3 TO 5 DAYS TO GET THOSE RESULTS

IT IS NOT A IS UNIVERSAL SYSTEM BY ANY MEANS THIS SITE TESTED 750 AND ONE ACROSS THE STATE TESTED 750 CAPACITY IS OVER 2000 A DAY AND YOU COUPLE THAT WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR YOU CAN GO TO A DRUGSTORE AND OTHER PLACES TO GET TESTED HARRIS COUNTY IS THE THIRD LARGEST COUNTY IN THE STATE AND MORE THAN — EVERYONE TO GET TESTED IS LIGHT YEARS AWAY FROM WHERE WE ARE AT THIS POINT IN TERMS OF A NUMBER OF TESTS AVAILABLE >> DAVID, IT CERTAINLY SOUNDS LIKE THEY HAVE THAN DEMAND TESTS THAT THEY NEED

THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE UP AND PARTS OF SOUTHERN FLORIDA AND TODAY THE > %STATE REPORTED MORE THAN 6000 NEW COVID-19 CASES AMELIA JOINS US NOW FROM CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA WHERE SPECIFICALLY IN SOUTH FLORIDA ARE CASES GOING UP AND WE KNOW WHAT IS CAUSING THE SURGE? >> ALLISON, CASES ARE GOING UP ALL THE CROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA UT >> Reporter: THE LATEST NUMBERS WE GOT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, LEE COUNTY HOLDS THE MOST CASES AND WE HAVE 50 — COLLIER COUNTY ISN'T TOO FAR BEHIND

THEY HAVE HALF THE POPULATION BUT THEY ARE SITTING AT 4200 CASES I QUESTIONED THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH OFFICIALS ABOUT THAT IN THE PAST AND THEY TOLD ME THAT IS BECAUSE OF MORE TESTING AVAILABLE IN A LOT OF COMMUNITIES IN COLLIER COUNTY, A LOT OF FARMWORKER COMMUNITIES AND WALK UP TESTING CLINICS FOR PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO GO WITHOUT A LE DOCTOR'S ORDER, WITHOUT ANY SYMPTOMS AT ALL, AND GET TESTED SO THEY ARE ATTRIBUTING ALL THE INCREASES WE ARE SEEING MORE TESTING BEING AVAILABLE IN OUR COMMUNITY >> AMELIA, WHAT IS THE SITUATION LIKE AT HOSPITALS THERE X THERE IS CONCERN ABOUT ICU BEDS ARE THERE ENOUGH ICU BEDS WHERE YOU ARE TO HANDLE THE SPIKE THEY ARE SEEING? >> Reporter: LEE HEALTH IS OUR LARGEST HEALTHCARE PROVIDER HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AND THEY ARE BASED IN LEE COUNTY AND AS OF YESTERDAY THEY TOLD US S OFTHEY AVE ABOUT 69% OF THOSE VENTILATORS AVAILABLE AND 20% OF THEIR ICU BEDS AVAILABLE

TODAY THE QUESTION WE ASKED THEM IS ARE YOU PUTTING ON HOLD ELECTIVE SURGERIES TO MAKE SOME E MORE ROOM FOR CORONAVIRUS CASES AND THAT A CONCERN AND THEY TOLD US NOT N RIGHT NOW THEY HAVE NOT DELAYED ANY ELECTIVE SURGERIES AND UP- TO-DATE THEY ARE IN A -GOOD POSITION WITH HOW MUCH SPACE THEY HAVE AVAILABLE IN THE HOSPITAL AND IN THEIR ICU WHICH IS A GOOD SIGN >> WE KNOW A LOT OF BEACHES CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND HOW ABOUT BUSINESSES? ARE SOME OF THOSE REOPENING ARE BEING ROLLED BACK? >> Reporter: THAT REALLY IS A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS SOME BUSINESSES CAN'T SURVIVE WITH THE E DEPARTMENT OF IS THIS A PROFESSIONAL REGULATION NOT ALLOWING BARS IN AL THE STATE TO SERVE ALCOHOL IN ESTABLISHMENTS THAT ARE BARS

SOME BUSINESSES IN OUR AREA THAT ARE JUST BARS HAVE DECIDED TO SHUT THEIR DOORS DOWN FOR NOW BECAUSE THEY CANNOT KEEP UP WITH THAT RULE, BUT AS FAR IS BUSINESSES SHUTTING DOWN, ES OUR LOCALITYS ARE KEEPING A GOOD EYE ON THAT IF THEY'RE GETTING COMPLAINTS THERE CHECKING OUT % THOSE BUSINESSES AND SEEING IF THEY ARE COMPLYING WITH NG THE RULES AS FAR AS BUSINESSES MAKING THAT PERSONAL DECISION, WE ARE SEEING THAT ON A CASE-BY-CASE BUSINESS BASIS >> ONE LAST QUESTION FOR YOU, I KNOW THERE'S A DEBATE IN ORDER ACROSS THE COUNTRY ABOUT WHETHER TO MANDATE MASK WEARING WHAT IS THE LATEST IN FLORIDA? >> Reporter: CERTAINLY A BIG DEBATE

YOU COULD ASK TWO DIFFERENT PEOPLE OR 10 DIFFERENT PEOPLE ON THE STREET AND GET A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT OPINIONS AND ANSWERS AND PEOPLE ARE ADAMANT THEY WANT THAT ER PERSONAL CHOICE OTHER PEOPLE ARE SAYING WE NEED A MANDATE IN YIPLACE BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE AREN'T PL FOLLOWING THE RECOMMENDATION IN FROM THE CDC TO A MASK SO IN CAPE CORAL WHERE I'M STANDING RIGHT NOW, THE COUNCIL IS ACTUALLY I' GETTING READY TOMORROW TO LOOK AT AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE THAT WOULD FORCE PEOPLE TO WEAR MASKS WHEN THEY GO TO BUSINESSES WITH ROOFS OVER THEIR HEADS, SO THAT IS SOMETHING THEY WILL BE DECIDING ON TOMORROW AND KNOW THE CITY OF SANIBEL ISLAND WILL BE PUTTING A MASK MANDATE INTO EFFECT FRIDAY JUST BEFORE THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND, SO AGAIN A CASE- BY-CASE BASIS LEE COUNTY IS SAYING THEY ARE NOT PUTTING A MASK MANDATE INTO PLACE YET BUT WE ARE SEEING IT IN A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS WITH CITIES AND TOWNS IN OUR AREA, ESPECIALLY AS THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND IS COMING UP HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA >> AMELIA, IN CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA THANK YOU SO MUCH

>>> ONE CORONAVIRUS HOT SPOT KEEPING ITS BEACHES OPEN THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND, MYRTLE BEACH, ENSOUTH CAROLINA, WELCOMING TOURISTS THEY SET A RECORD FOR NEW COVID-19 CASES ON TUESDAY AND OUR CORRESPONDENT JOSHUA BURNS JOINING US FROM MYRTLE BEACH GOVERNORS FROM NEARBY STATES ARE WARNING PEOPLE TO STAY AWAY WHY IS IT THAT MYRTLE BEACH IS STAYING OPEN? >> Reporter: HEY ALLISON, THE ANSWER HTO THAT QUESTION IS FRANKLY THE CITY DOES NOT WANT PEOPLE TO STAY AWAY MYRTLE BEACH IS THE ONLY REAL INDUSTRY HERE THAT PROPS UPS THIS ENTIRE ECONOMY

THEY HAVE BEEN HIT EYREALLY HARD AND THEY'RE HOPING TO MAKE UP SOME OF THOSE LOSSES DURING PEAK TIME FOR TOURISM THE BUSINESSES THAT I'VE SPOKEN TO, THEY ARE WALKING A FINE LINE BETWEEN TRYING TO SURVIVE WHILE ALSO TRYING TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE AND I ASKED THE MAYOR OF MYRTLE BEACH EARLIER TODAY ABOUT HER RESPONSE TO WHAT SOME OF THE GOVERNORS IN THE SURROUNDING AREAS ARE SAYING ABOUT HER CITY TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT SHE TOLD ME >> OUR CASES WERE WELL UNDER CONTROL AND WHEN WE OPENED BACK UP FOR OUR VISITORS, THAT IS WHEN WE STARTED IN SPIKES

I AM NOT WANT TO PLACE BLAME ON ANYONE I THINK WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE SITUATION THAT WE ARE GIVEN AND PLACING BLAME DOES NOT HELP SOLVE ISSUES, SO WE'RE DEALING WITH THAT WE ARE ENCOURAGING EVERYONE WHO COMES HERE, WE NEED OUR VISITORS DESPERATELY, ESPECIALLY RIGHT NOW ORS WE WANT THEM TO BE SAFE WHILE THEY ARE HERE AND WE WANT THEM TO GO HOME SAFE >> ALLISON, I ALSO SPOKE TO A BAR MANAGER AT A LOCAL RESTAURANT HERE WHO IS EIGHT MONTHS PREGNANT AND SHE TELLS ME EVERY DAY %SHE GOES TO WORK SHE REALIZES SHE IS TAKING A RISK AND SHE IS NERVOUS ABOUT IT

AT THE SAME TIME THIS IS WHEN SHE IS GETTING HER BIGGEST CHECKS AND IT IS THE MOST PROFITABLE TIME FOR THE BUSINESS THAT WILL LAST THEM FOR THE REST OF THIS YEAR AFTER THIS PEAK SEASON IS THOVER SO THAT DICHOTOMY AND SURVIVAL AND ECONOMICS, THAT IS THE STORY OF MYRTLE BEACH RIGHT NOW >> IT IS SOMETHING SO MANY PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY ARE STRUGGLING WITH HOW IS MYRTLE BEACH DOING WITH CORONAVIRUS CASES COMPARED TO THE REST OF THE STATE?S % >> Reporter: HORRY COUNTY HAS SOME OF THE HIGHEST CASES IN THE STATE THEY ARE JUST BEHIND A COUPLE OTHER AREAS LIKE CHARLESTON AND GREENVILLE BUT THIS COUNTY NOW HAS OVER 3300 CASES IN THE CITY TOMORROW IS GOING TO VOTE ON IN ORDER FOR A MANDATORY MASK REQUIREMENTS

IF THAT PASSES IT WILL BE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND THE MAYOR TOLD ME TODAY THAT % SHE WISHES THEY HAD TO THAT POLICY EARLY ON WHEN THEY FIRST STARTED TO OPEN UP SHE THINKS THEY MAY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CURB THAT RISE IN THE CASES IF THEY HAD DONE CATHAT A LITTLE BIT EARLIER SO SHE IS HOPING THAT WILL PASS TOMORROW >> HOW ABOUT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS? I SEE YOU WEARING YOUR MASK ARE BUSINESSES % AND BEACHGOERS DOING THINGS TO KEEP HIMSELF SAFE? >> Reporter: YEAH, IT IS TYPICAL OF VISITORS HERE

ONE COUPLE I TALKED TO FOR PITTSBURGH TOLD ME THEY ARE NOT TOO CONCERNED BECAUSE THEY ARE SPREAD OUT ON THE BEACH AND THEY'RE NOT GOING INTO SUPER CROWDED RESTAURANTS OW THEY SAY THE TEENAGERS GOING TO CLUBS THESE DAYS SO THEY ARE FEELING PRETTY SAFE TAKE A LISTEN WHAT THEY TOLD ME >> WE HAVE BEEN DOING SOCIAL DISTANCING WHEN WE ARE OUT AT RESTAURANTS AND BEING SEATED, THEY DON'T SEE PEOPLE NEAR US WE CONTINUE TO WASH OUR HANDS AND NOT TOUCH HER FACES AND D WHEN WE ARE ON THE BEACH WE KEEP OUR CHAIRS AT SOCIAL DISTANCES APART EP FROM OTHER PEOPLE

WE HAVE BEEN KEEPING TO OURSELVES FOR THE MOST PART >> WE JUST MET SOMEBODY WALKING AND WE STARTED TALKING WE ARE SIX OR EIGHT FEET AWAY FROM THEM JUST HAVING A LITTLE SESSION THERE KEEP THE FAITH, THAT'S ALL

>> ALLISON, LED BUSINESSES ARE PUTTING PRECAUTIONS IN PLACE I SPOKE TO THE OWNER OR G GENERAL MANAGER OF THE ORIGINAL BENJAMIN'S WHICH IS A RESTAURANT THAT SEES 1000 PEOPLE TYPICALLY AND THEY ARE AT HALF CAPACITY RIGHT NOW THEY ARE REQUIRING MASKS FOR CUSTOMERS GH AND HAVE LEXI GLASS INSTALLED, SANITATION STATIONS, AND THEY ARE A BUFFET STYLE RESTAURANT AND THEY ARE HAVING CUSTOMERS WEAR TH GLOVES ANYTIME THEY GO TO GET FOOD FROM THAT BUFFET EVERYBODY IS TRYING TO ADAPT A LITTLE BIT BUT STILL THERE IS NO ELIMINATING G THE RISK YOU RIGHT NOW IN MYRTLE BEACH IT IS JUST PART OF DAILY LIFE AND PART OF VISITING HERE >> SASHA BURNS, IN MYRTLE BEACH

THANK YOU AND STAY SAFE OUT THERE >>> CORONAVIRUS CASES SPIKING IN THE SOUTH AND WEST MEANWHILE NEW JERSEY AND NEW YORK CITY ARE PAUSING THEIR PLANS TO BRING BACK INDOOR DINING THIS PANDEMIC IS VERY MUCH STILL WITH US HOW CAN WE CONTINUE TO KEEP OURSELVES AND CO OUR FAMILIES SAFE? THE CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER FOR THE BIPARTISAN POLICY CENTER JOINS USTH NOW

DR PARK, IT IS IT'S R, WARM, CAN YOU WALK OUR VIEWERS THROUGH THE RISK OF SOCIALIZING OUTSIDE VERSUS SOCIALIZING INSIDE? AND YOU THINK NEW YORK CITY AND NEW JERSEY ARE MAKING THE RIGHT DECISIONS DELAYING INDOOR DINING? >> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME ON CERTAINLY ANYTHING OUTDOORS REDUCES THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION COMPARED TO INDOORS SOCIAL DISTANCING IS ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL THERE, AS WELL NG OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, THE FEWER THE PEOPLE THE BETTER

PHYSICAL DISTANCE , FACE MASKS, ALL OF THAT WILL BE CRITICAL ALAS WE CONGREGATE AROUND THE JULY 4 HOLIDAY AS FAR AS STATES LIKE NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY ARE LIMITING INDOOR SEATING IN RESTAURANTS, I THINK IT %IS A PRUDENT THING TO DO I THINK WHAT THEY'RE TRYING TO DO AGAIN IS REDUCE TRANSMISSION THEY KNOW IT IS HIGHLY LIKELY I THINK MANY OF THESE RESTAURANTS ARE STAYING OPEN AND ALLOWING OUTDOOR SEATING AND CARRYOUT, AS WELL

LL PRUDENCE IS THE NAME OF THE GAME RIGHT NOW, ALLISON I THINK WE ALL WANT TO BE CAREFUL, SO WE DON'T SEE THAT UPTICK IN CASES >> DR VECCHI SAID CORONAVIRUS CASES COULD ROLL TO 100,000 PER DAY IF WE DON'T DO MORE TO STOP THE VIRUS DO YOU HAVE — YOU HAVE A NEW OP-ED OUT TODAY ABOUT WHAT THAT WILL TAKE

>> I THINK ABSOLUTELY WE NEED MORE TESTING AND WE NEED MORE CONTACT TRACING WE TALKED A LOT ABOUT THAT THE PERCENT OF POSITIVE TEST ARE TOO HIGH, PARTICULARLY ACROSS THE SOUTH AND WEST AND WE JUST DON'T HAVE THE NUMBER OF CONTACT RACERS WE NEED TO DO THE DETECTIVE WORK TO QUARANTINE CLOSE CONTACTS WE KNOW WE NEED MORE WORK THERE BUT WHAT I TALKED ABOUT IN MY ARTICLE TODAY IS WE ALSO NEED TO HAVE THE COURAGE TO FOLLOW THE DATA

WE NEED TO GO DATA THE AND IF S THE DATA LOOKS LIKE THE NUMBER OF CASES AND HOSPITALIZATIONS AND I SEE ADMISSIONS ARE GOING UP, THE GOVERNORS AND ELECTED OFFICIALS NEED TO HAVE THE D COURAGE TO HIT PAUSE, AS WELL AS PATO REVERSE AND MAYBE REINSTITUTE COMMUNITY MITIGATION EFFORTS IN TERMS OF TRUST, THAT IS THE OTHER THING WE NEED WE NEED TO BUILD TRUST WITH THE AMERICAN PUBLIC AND I THINK WE DO THAT IN A CLEAR AND EFFECTIVE EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICATION PHYSICAL DISTANCING IS SO DI CRITICAL THE USE OF MASKS

WE HAVE E MORE AND MORE EVIDENCE NOW THAT THE USE OF CLOTH FACE MASKS IN THE PUBLIC CANNOT ONLY REDUCE TRANSMISSION OF THE VIRUS, ON REDUCE CASES, REDUCED DEATH DEATHS, AS WELL THAT EVIDENCE IS ACCRUING AND WE NEED OUR LEADERS TO EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE THIS AND THAT IS THE BEST WAY TO BUILD TRUST >> WE ARE STILL GETTING A LOT OF QUESTIONS FROM OUR VIEWERS ABOUT MASKS AND A LOT OF PEOPLE STILL WANT TO WEAR THEM IF YOU WEAR A MASK AND SOMEONE NEAR YOU DOES NOT, ARE YOU PROTECTED? >> THE LATEST EVIDENCE SUGGESTS THAT THE REASON WE ARE WEARING THESE MASKS ARE TO PROTECT OTHERS AND TO CONTAIN THE LARGE RESPIRATORY DROPLETS THAT MAY COME OUT IN A COUGH OR SNEEZE THERE IS MORE AND MORE RESEARCH UNDERWAY TO AFFECT WHETHER THE USE OF CLOTH FACE MASKS PROTECT YOU, AS WELL

FOR SURE THE REASON WE'RE DOING THIS IS TO REDUCE TRANSMISSION, , AS WELL AS THINKING ABOUT OTHERS AND PROTECTING OTHERS THERE ARE SOME EXPERTS NOW BELIEVE THAT PERHAPS THE USE OF FACE SHIELDS MAY BE HELPFUL, AS WELL, AND I THINK THERE WE NEED MORE AND MORE DATA FACE SHIELDS COVER THE EYES DS THAT ARE MORE COMFORTABLE BUT THEY ARE REALLY OPEN ON THE SIDES AND WE DON'T REALLY HAVE THE DATA IN TERMS OF HOW EFFECTIVE E THEY ARE BUT THE KEY POINT HERE IS REALLY THAT THE USE OF ANY SORT OF FACIAL COVERING THAT COVERS THE NOSE AS WELL AS THE MOUTH, CLOTH- BASED COMMERCIAL CO OR HOMEMADE, THE BEST EVIDENCE THAT IT CAN REDUCE RESPIRATORY VIRUS TRANSMISSION BY ONE THIRD, SO THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT >> YOU MENTIONED THOSE FACE SHIELDS

OUR VIEWERS HAVE BEEN ASKING ABOUT THEM BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN SEEING THEM, AS WELL D E HE SAID %%THERE WERE CONCERNS ABOUT THE BIG OPEN ON THE SIDES EVEN THOUGH THE COVER MORE OF THEIR GH FACE SHOULD PEOPLE BE THINKING ABOUT OR START TO THINK ABOUT COVERING MORE THAN JUST YOUR MOUTH %AND NOSE SHOULD WE BE WORRIED ABOUT HER EYES OR COVERING MORE OF OUR FACE IF POSSIBLE? >> AT THIS POINT I WOULD SUBSTITUTE A CLOTH FACE WOMASK FOR A FACE SHIELD RIGHT NOW I THINK WE NEED TO GO WITH THE DATA AND THE DATA IS RIGHT G US NOW THAT CLOTH FACE MASKS COVERING THE MAJORITY OF THE FACE, THE MOUTH AS WELL AS THE NOSE, IT IS MOST IMPORTANT

AND WE WILL LET THE DATA ACCRUE, THE FACE SHIELDS AND OTHER TYPES OF PROTECTION >> DR PARK, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US GREAT TO SEE YOU >> THANK YOU ALLISON

STAY SAFE >> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >>> THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE WAS NOT BRIEFED ON INTELLIGENCE THAT RUSSIA ALLEGEDLY OFFERED BOUNTIES TO THE TALIBAN TO KILL US TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN AND NOW THE U

S IS RAMPING UP ASSISTANCE SECRETARY OF STATE POMPEO PUSHED BACK ON THE REPORT TODAY DEFENDING HOW THE ADMINISTRATION HANDLED THIS INTELLIGENCE AND ITS RECORD ON RUSSIA >> WE SEE THREATS AND INTELLIGENCE REPORTING TO STATIONS ALL OVER THE WORLD EVERY SINGLE DAY EVERY SINGLE DAY

I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT THE REPORTING YOU ARE REFERRING TO , WE RESPONDED IN PRECISELY THE CORRECT WAY THE RUSSIANS ARE ENGAGED IN AFGHANISTAN IN THE WAY THAT IS ADVERSE TO THAT IT STATES IS NOTHING NEW >> PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED TODAY ABOUT THE MEDIA REPORT ABOUT RUSSIAN BOUNTIES FAKE NEWS MEDIA HOAX NBC NEWS

COM SENIOR WHITE HOUSE REPORTER SHANNA PETTY JOINS ME NOW SHANA, WHAT ELSE ARE YOU HEARING FROM THE ADMINISTRATION ABOUT THIS? >> ALLISON, THERE WERE TWO TWEETS THE PRESIDENT UNTIL THIS MORNING AND NUMBER OF ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS CALLED IT A HOAX WE HAVE HEARD MORE CRITICISM OF THE NEW YORK TIMES AND THEIR DECISION TO REPORT ON THIS AND WE HAVE THE RUSSIANS AND WHETHER IT IS THIS SPECIFIC PIECE OF INTELLIGENCE, SECRETARY OF STATE MENTIONED CRITICISM THAT WE HAVE BEEN HEARING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE IT WAS NOT UP TO THE STANDARDS ,, >> SHANNON, OUR COLLEAGUE SPOKE WITH THE FATHER OF ONE OF THE THREE MARINES KILLED IN A ROADSIDE BOMB IN AFGHANISTAN LAST YEAR

WHAT DID HE TELL HER? >> YEAH, MY COLLEAGUE SPOKE TO THE FATHER OF ERIC KENDRICKS, A 25-YEAR-OLD WHO WAS KILLED WHEN HIS CONVOY WAS BLOWN UP IN AFGHANISTAN THIS WAS IN 2019 HE TOLD MY COLLEAGUE THAT HE HAS NOT BEEN CONTACTED FROM ANYONE FROM THE ADMINISTRATION AND HE SAID WHY HASN'T ANYONE CALLED ME? ISN'T IT ENOUGH FOR WHAT WE'RE GOING THROUGH THAT NO ONE HAS COME FORWARD WITH ANYTHING HE SAYS HE LEARNED THAT HIS SON'S DEATH COULD POSSIBLY HAVE BEEN LINKED TO THESE RUSSIAN PAYMENTS TO THE TALIBAN, FROM A NEWS REPORT, FROM A JOURNALIST, WHO ACTUALLY CALLED HIM HE DOES NOT WATCH THE NEWS THAT MUCH TO BE HEARD ABOUT IT FROM A JOURNALIST AND HE CONTINUED GETTING CALLS FROM JOURNALISTS ABOUT IT

HE SAID HE HAD NOT HEARD FROM THE PRESIDENT THAT HIS SON DIED HE DID NOT GET A PHONE CALL INFORMING HIM OF HIS SON'S DEATH HE DID GET A NOTE FROM DEFENSE SECRETARY CHANCE MADDOX — IN THE PAST FEW DAYS THE ATTENTION HAS COME, NO ONE FROM THE ADMINISTRATION OR DOD HAS REACHED OUT WITH ANY INFORMATION EXCEPT MY COLLEAGUE >> SHANNON, JUST TO BE CLEAR, WE HAVE NOT CONFIRMED A LINK BETWEEN THAT AT 2019 ATTACK AND THE ALLEGED RUSSIAN BOUNTIES, BUT CAN YOU GIVE US TIMELINE WHAT ABOUT WHAT WE DO KNOW AND HOW THINGS WENT ALONG IN EARLY 2019? >> I THINK THAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO NOTE AS LITTLE BITS AND PIECES OF INFORMATION HAVE COME OUT, WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY IF ANY AMERICANS WERE KILLED AS A RESULT OF THESE PAYMENTS THAT THE RUSSIANS WERE ALLEGEDLY OFFERING TO THE TALIBAN, AND IT IS NOT EVEN CERTAIN WHAT WAS CAUSED BY THE TELEGRAM AND CERTAINLY NOT IF THESE RUSSIAN PAYMENTS HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH MOTIVATING — FROM THE TALIBAN FOR THE DEATH OF THOSE AMERICANS, SO THAT WE DO NOT KNOW

AS FAR AS THE TIMELINE, INTELLIGENCE GOES BACK QUITE A WAYS INTO 2019 AND OUR REPORTING INDICATES BEFORE CONGRESS A GRADE B — NEW SUPPORT CAME OUT IN MAY, 2019 IT IS NOT NECESSARILY A NEW DEVELOPMENT EVEN THOUGH WE ARE JUST LEARNING ABOUT THIS IN THE PAST FEW DAYS >> SHANA, THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THE PRESIDENT HAS NOW BEEN BRIEFED ON THE INTELLIGENCE WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS ALSO BRIEFED LAWMAKERS ON THE INTEL THIS WEEK THE PRESIDENT IS CALLING THIS A HOAX

HOW IS THE ADMINISTRATION EXPLAINING THAT? >> THERE CLEARLY IS SOME INTELLIGENCE HERE THAT CONGRESS HAS BEEN BRIEFED THERE IS SOME INTELLIGENCE THAT THE VERACITY AND ACCURACY AND VERIFICATION OF THAT INTELLIGENCE, AND THE PRESIDENT CALLING IT A HOAX, IT IS CERTAINLY NOT A HOAX ABOUT WHETHER THIS EXISTS OR NOT, BUT TAKE A LISTEN TO HOW HIS TOP ADVISERS CAME OUT >> I THINK WHAT IS A HOAX IS THE INITIAL REPORTING I BELIEVE THIS WAS IN THE NEW YORK TIMES OF THE PRESIDENT HAD BEEN BRIEFED ABOUT THIS UNVERIFIED, UNCORROBORATED INTELLIGENCE, AND CHOSE NOT TO TAKE ACTION THAT WAS A HOAX

>> WHETHER PRESIDENT TSANG WAS A HOAX WAS HE WAS SOMEHOW BRIEFED ON IT AND DID NOT TAKE ACTION AND LOOKED THE OTHER WAY >> OF COURSE, REFERRING TO IT AS A HOAX IS A COMMON PHRASE HE USES HE CALLED THE CORONAVIRUS REPORTING ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS AND HIS RESPONSE WAS A HOAX, SO JUST ONE MORE TIME HE IS PROVIDING THAT ATTACK >> IT IS A PHRASE WE HEAR A LOT THESE DAYS TOP LEADERS IN CONGRESS KNOW THE GANG OF EIGHT WILL BE BRIEFED ON IT TOMORROW ON CAPITOL HILL

WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT? >> WE ANTICIPATE THERE WILL BE A BRIEFING THAT WILL GET MORE INTO THE NATURE OF THE INTELLIGENCE AND FRANKLY A LOT LESS POLITICAL THAN BRIEFING OTHER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS THERE HAVE BEEN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS THAT HAVE AGREED ON THIS MARK MEADOWS, CHIEF OF STAFF, THERE HAS NOT BEEN HEAD OF THE CIA THERE THIS BRIEFING TOMORROW WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE HOUSE AND WILL HAVE LEADERSHIP FROM THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE, BOTH DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICAN, AND ALSO HAVE THE HEAD OF THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE AND THEY ARE ALREADY INDICATING WE ARE EXPECTING THE CIA DIRECTOR DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE DIRECTOR OF THE NSA FOR THE BRIEFING AND AGAIN, GETTING MORE INTO THE CLASSIFIED NATURE OF THIS OTHER THAN THE BROAD SCOPE OF WHAT RELATION THE U

S HAS >> SHANA, WE WILL SEE WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY A LOT OF CLASSIFIED INFORMATION THERE WE WILL LOOK FORWARD TO THAT TOMORROW

THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP TAKING HEAT FOR THE ALLEGED RUSSIAN BOUNTY PLOT AND MEANWHILE LATIMER PUTIN MIGHT BE IN POWER FOR A LONG WAY TO COME THEY GAVE HIM A CHANCE TO STAY IN OFFICE THROUGH 2036 THAT IS ACCORDING TO EARLY POLLING REPORTS, PRESIDENT OR PRIME MINISTER FOR OVER TWO DECADES NBC NEWS PRODUCER JOINS US NOW FROM MOSCOW

TELLER VIEWERS ABOUT THIS VOTE AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR VLADIMER PUTIN AND WHY EVERYBODY KNEW IT WOULD TURN OUT THIS WAY >> ALREADY A WEEK AGO WE SAW ACTIVE POLLING THAT 76 PERCENT OF RESPONDENTS FAVORED THE CONSTITUTION AND PRESIDENT PUTIN WENT OUT AND DECLARED THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE ALREADY SUPPORTED THE CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM AND EVEN EARLIER TODAY BEFORE POLLS HAD CLOSED HERE IN MOSCOW, WE THOUGHT REALLY PRELIMINARY RESULTS FROM BOTH PARTIES, WHICH IS UNPRECEDENTED IN ANY ELECTION ANYWHERE WHAT THIS MEANS FOR PRESIDENT PUTIN , 206 PROPOSED REFORMS IN THE PACKAGE, IT RESETS TERM LIMITS WHICH GIVES THEM THE OPTION TO RULE UNTIL 2036 AND IT IS NOT AUTOMATIC AND HE WOULD STILL HAVE TO MOUNT TWO PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS ONE IN 2024 AND ONE IN 2030 WE WILL SEE WHAT HE DOES

>> MATTHEW, RUSSIA STILL DEALING WITH THE HIGHEST CORONAVIRUS INFECTION RATES IN THE WORLD DOES THAT HAVE ANY IMPACT ON VOTING THERE? >> CERTAINLY THE CORONAVIRUS HAS HUNG HEAVY FROM THE START THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HELD BACK ON APRIL 23 BUT THAT WAS RIGHT AS THE VIRUS OUTBREAK HERE WAS STARTING TO GET PRETTY BAD NOT LONG AFTER IT WAS THE SECOND LARGEST OUTBREAK IN THE WORLD

THE AUTHORITIES HAD TO POSTPONE IT EVEN SELECTING — STILL TOO SOON THE VIRUS HAS NOT BEEN FULLY SUPPRESSED HERE AND ON ANY GIVEN DAY WE SEE 67,000 NEW CASES BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, IT CHANGE THE WAY THAT THEY MANAGED THE VOTE HERE IN MOSCOW FOR THE FIRST TIME WE SAW ONLINE VOTING IN ANOTHER MAJOR RUSSIAN CITY AND PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANTLY THE POLLS WERE KEPT OPEN FOR MORE THAN A WEEK

ESSENTIALLY THIS WAS DUE TO INCREASED SAFETY FOR VOTERS BY NOT ENCOURAGING CROWDS IN POLLING STATIONS BUT EVEN THE ELECTION COMMISSION SAID IT REALLY HELPED INCREASE TURNOUT AND IN THESE ELECTIONS WERE THE OUTCOME IS NOT REALLY IN DOUBT, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR THE KREMLIN OR LARGE VOTER TURNOUT TO CLAIM THIS WAS A LEGITIMATE >> MATTHEW I WANT TO LET YOU GO BECAUSE THE WEATHER IS TERRIBLE BUT QUICKLY, I KNOW THERE ARE GROWING CONCERNS OVER THE ALLEGED BOUNTIES TARGETING US TROOPS ANY REACTION FROM THE KREMLIN ON THAT? >> THEY HAVE BEEN AND REALLY FOCUSED THIS WEEK SO THE MAIN REACTION WAS THE ONE THE SPOKESPERSON GAVE ON MONDAY, THAT IT WAS ALL A BUNCH OF BS

I THINK THEY MOSTLY SAT BACK AND WATCHED THE CHAOS UNFOLDING IN WASHINGTON >> MATTHEW BRODERICK, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BRAVING THE ELEMENTS TO BE WITH US FROM MOSCOW WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL GET INSIDE >>> A SMALL SYRINGE MAKING COMPANY NEAR DALLAS MANAGED TO PULL IN NEARLY $84 MILLION CORONAVIRUS CONTRACT FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND $1

4 MILLION HARDSHIP LOAN FROM THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM THIS SPRING HOW YOU ASK? JOHN ALLEN REPORTED THAT IN LATE MARCH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STARTED DRAFTING IN ORDER TO HAVE RETRACTABLE TECHNOLOGY CALLED RTI PRODUCE MOST OF THE NEEDLES AND SYRINGES FOR MASS COVID-19 VACCINATION CAMPAIGNS A FEW WEEKS LATER RTI GOT A PPE LOAN OUR ANALYST JOHN ALLEN JOINS US NOW THIS IS NUTS

WALK US TO THE TIMELINE HOW DID RTI GET THAT BIG OF A GOVERNMENT CONTRACT AND A PPP LOAN WORTH MORE THAN $1 MILLION AND THOSE LOANS WERE DESIGNED TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES STRUGGLING DURING THE PANDEMIC >> LAWMAKERS AND INDUSTRY EXPERTS HAVE SAID THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND A SMALL BUSINESS IN DANGER OF LAYING OFF WORKERS AND THE COMPANY GETTING $84 MILLION GOVERNMENT CONTRACT AT THE SAME TIME TELLS SECURITIES IN MAINE EXCHANGE COMMISSION THAT IT NEEDS TO SET UP ITS OPERATION, BUILD ITS OPERATION HIGHER TO MEXICAN FOREIGN LABOR AND BOTH OF THOSE THINGS ARE GOING ON ESSENTIALLY SIMULTANEOUSLY, AS WELL AS A BIG BOOST IN PRIVATE BUSINESS NONGOVERNMENT BUSINESS FOR A COMPANY THAT MAKES SYRINGES AND NEEDLES WHICH IS INTUITIVE GIVEN THAT WE ARE DEALING WITH A COVID, SO THE SHORT ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION IS THE GOVERNMENT IS WORKING ON IT WITH RTI AND RTI APPLIED FOR A PPP LOAN AND A QUALIFIED WITH VERY FEW CRITERIA AND ELIGIBILITY REQUIRES A GOOD- FAITH CERTIFICATION THEIR BUSINESS CAN POTENTIALLY BE DISRUPTED BY COVID AND OF COURSE THE MAIN DISRUPTION IS FROM COVID WAS IMPROVED AS IT TURNED OUT THEY ENDED UP WITH AT $1

4 MILLION PPP LOAN AT ANOTHER $84 MILLION CONTRACT TO MAKE NEEDLES AND SYRINGES AND THERE IS SOME CONCERN AMONG LAWMAKERS AND OTHERS THAT THIS COMPANY MIGHT NOT ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO DELIVER ON THAT ORDER, WHICH WOULD DELIVER A VACCINE IF WE GET A VACCINE >> I HAVE SO MANY MORE QUESTIONS HERE BUT LET ME ASK YOU THIS, THIS IS A PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANY TELL US WHAT THE STOCK PRICES DONE SINCE THE START OF THE YEAR >> IT WAS A DOLLAR 53 AT THE BEGINNING OF JANUARY IT ROSE A LITTLE BIT ON THE GOOD FIRST-QUARTER SALES AND THE PPP LOAN HAPPEN AND BY JUNE 19, THEY CLOSED AT $7

38 PER SHARE $153 TO $738 IS AN INCREASE OF OVER 380% VERY GOOD NEWS FOR EXECUTIVES THAT HAVE A LOT OF MONEY IN THEIR STOCK AND THEIR GETTING NEWS FROM INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS LIKE RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGY PEOPLE MAY BE FAMILIAR WITH THAT NAME BECAUSE IT WAS ONCE RUN BY RONALD MERCER, ONE OF DONALD TRUMP'S BIGGEST SUPPORTERS AND HE HAS STEPPED BACK FROM THE COMPANY

AT THE END OF MARCH THE LAST FILING WE CAN SEE, RENAISSANCE HAD ABOUT A 4% STAKE IN RTI >> IT DOES NOT SEEM LIKE RTI WAS STRUGGLING TOO POORLY FINANCIALLY AGAIN, I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS I GUESS THE FIRST FEW SETS OF QUESTIONS, MAYBE A CHICKEN AND EGG KIND OF THING IF THIS COMPANY NEEDED A PPP LOAN, IS CAPABLE OF AND SHOULD THE GOVERNMENT BE HANDING IT A WORK ORDER OF THE SCOPE AND THEN ON THE FLIPSIDE IS A CAPABLE OF THIS KIND OF MASSIVE MANUFACTURING SHOULDN'T EVEN BE ELIGIBLE FOR SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE? >> ALLISON, THIS IS THE EXACT QUESTION WE WERE TRYING TO GET AN ANSWER TO AND THE TRUTH IS THEY TOLD US THE SMALL BUSINESS OF MINISTRATION, THAT THEY NEEDED THE HELP AND THEY NEEDED THE PAYCHECKS FOR THEIR WORKERS PROTECTED WHICH IS WHAT THAT PPP PROGRAM IS FOR, AND THEY TOLD HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT THAT THEY COULD DELIVER ON IN ORDER FOR 84 MILLION ORDER FOR NEEDLES AND SYRINGES

WE ARE TALKING A COUPLE HUNDRED NEEDLES AND SYRINGES THIS IS NOT A SMALL ORDER AND THEY TOLD THE SECURITY AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION THAT ONE OF THE RISKS TO THEIR BUSINESS AS THEY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PERFORM THAT ORDER >> DO WE HAVE ANY SENSE OF HOW RTI BEAT OUT OTHER POTENTIALLY BIGGER COMPANIES TO GET THAT CONTRACT? >> WE REALLY DON'T I ASKED THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND NEVER GOT A STRAIGHT ANSWER AS TO WHO MADE THE DECISION TO AWARD THEM THAT MUCH

THERE WERE SMALLER DEALS TO ALSO PRODUCE NEEDLES AND SYRINGES, NEW JERSEY LARGEST MANUFACTURER OF NEEDLES AND SYRINGES THEY HAVE ABOUT 80% MARKET SHARE BUT GOT ONLY $11 MILLION DEAL IT IS NOT EVEN FINALIZED YET >> IS NBC NEWS REACHED OUT RTI AND WHAT ARE THEY SAYING ABOUT YOU REPORTING YOUR? >> THEY DID NOT RESPOND TO EMAILS TO THEIR CFO OR THE COMPANY SPOKESMAN OR VOICEMAIL THEY HIRED A LOBBYIST IN MARCH BEFORE ALL THIS GOOD FORTUNE HAPPENED, BUT WE WERE UNABLE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH ANYBODY FROM THE COMPANY TO ANSWER OUR QUESTIONS AND WE SENT THEM A LIST OF NINE OR 10 VERY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT REPRESENTATIONS THEY'RE MAKING OF THE AGENCY

>> HOW ABOUT THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE WHITE HOUSE? ANY COMMENTS FROM THEM? >> WE CANNOT GET A PUBLIC COMMENT FROM THE WHITE HOUSE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE WE DID TALK TO THE DD H AND SOME OTHER SPOKESPERSON GAVE US DETAILS ABOUT THE CONTRACT THEY CANNOT ANSWER THE BIG QUESTION OF WHO MADE THE DETERMINATION OF THE SMALL COMPANY THAT NEEDED A PPP LOAN BUT WAS ALSO BIG ENOUGH TO PRODUCE 200 MILLION NEEDLES >> JOHN, YOU AND I TALKED ABOUT THIS SEVERAL TIMES, BUSINESSES GETTING PPP LOANS AND THEY MAY BE WARRANTS THE TYPE OF BUSINESSES THOSE LOANS WERE INTENDED FOR BUT IT HAS NOT BEEN ENOUGH OVERSIGHT OR REALLY ANY OVERSIGHT CONGRESS IS LOOKING INTO THIS ? OR ANYONE ELSE BESIDES REPORTERS AT NBC? >> THERE IS A CONDITION TO OVERSEE THE CARES ACT BUT THE TRUTH IS WHAT IS CRAZY AND OFTEN SEEN BY A LOT OF PEOPLE A SCANDALOUS IS THE STUFF NOT THAT IS ILLEGAL BUT LEGAL

THEY BASICALLY HAD A CERTIFICATION THAT THEY WERE IN NEED OF A PPP LOAN AND THERE HAVE BEEN INDICATIONS FROM THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION THAT THEY ARE NOT GOING TO GO AFTER MOST PEOPLE THEY WILL NOT GO AFTER SMALLER LOANS WE ARE ALREADY SEEING LAW FIRMS ADVISE CLIENTS THAT WOULD BE VERY DIFFICULT TO PROSECUTE ANYBODY EVEN IF THEY DID DO SOMETHING ILLEGAL BECAUSE THE PPP LOAN PROGRAM — >> YEAH HOW ABOUT ON THE FLIPSIDE? IS ANYBODY LOOKING INTO CONGRESS PERHAPS HOW THESE CONGRESS CONTRACTS FOR CORONAVIRUS, SUPPLIES WHATEVER TYPES OF GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS ARE BEING AWARDED? >> THERE HAS BEEN THE PART OF SOME COMMITTEES IN THE HOUSE A PARTICULAR TO TRY TO LOOK AT SOME OF THE CONTRACTS AND HOW THEY ARE AWARDED BUT THERE HAS NOT BEEN A LOT OF PROGRESS MADE

THE ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN SLOW AND TURNING STUFF OVER >> JOHN ALLEN, I SAY THIS EVERY TIME YOU COME ON, IT IS ALWAYS A TREAT TO SEE YOU THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US >> AND HAPPY WEDNESDAY YOU WERE THE SHIRT

>> HAPPY WEDNESDAY I HAD A TOUGH CHOICE TO MAKE TODAY IT WAS EITHER MY WEDNESDAY SHIRT OR A BOBBY SHIRT I THINK THIS ONE HAD MORE MASS APPEAL >> IF YOU'RE GOING TO GET PAID 1 MILLION BUCKS — >> LET'S SEE HIM PLAY

JOHN, I WAS A PLEASURE THANK YOU SO MUCH >> TAKE CARE >>> THERE TRYING TO PROTECT PEOPLE DURING A PANDEMIC BUT NOW THEY ARE GETTING DEATH THREATS AND HATE MAIL PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE UNDER FIRE FOR CORONAVIRUS SAFETY REGULATIONS

OUR CORRESPONDENT HAS THEIR STORY >> OPEN CALIFORNIA! >> Reporter: ON THE FRONT LINE THEY ARE UNDER FIRE >> STATE OF FEAR >> Reporter: PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE BEING HARASSED BY THE VERY PEOPLE THEY ARE TRYING TO PROTECT ELLIE COUNTY HEALTH DIRECTOR SAID SHE HAS BEEN THREATENED

>> I, LIKE HUNDREDS OF OF HEALTH HEALTH OFFICIALS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, HAVE IN FACT RECEIVED THREATS AND A LOT OF HATE MAIL >> WE DON'T GET PAID A LOT OF MONEY WE PUT IN A LOT OF HOURS >> Reporter: IT WAS A TOUGH JOB BEFORE THE PANDEMIC NOW A GROWING PUBLIC BACKLASH WITH THE HEALTH SAFETY RESTRICTIONS AND LOCKDOWNS MAKES THE JOB EVEN HARDER

>> THEY ARE TAKING VERBAL ABUSE SOMETIMES THERE ARE PHYSICAL THREATS TO THEIR LIVES AND THEIR FAMILIES >> DOZENS OF HEALTH DIRECTORS AND SENIOR OFFICIALS HAVE RESIGNED, RETIRED, OR BEEN FIRED SINCE APRIL >> OHIO'S HEALTH DIRECTOR RESIGNED JUNE 11 AFTER INTENSE CRITICISM AND EVEN ARMED PROTESTERS AT HER HOME EVEN THOUGH SHE HAD THE SUPPORT OF THE STATE'S GOVERNOR

>> IT IS TRUE NOT ALL HEROES WERE CAVES SOMEWHERE A WHITE COAT >> THE HARASSMENT CONTINUES >> IT IS EXTRAORDINARY HARD TO WORK UNDER CONDITIONS WHERE PEOPLE ARE SO ANGRY WITH YOU AND TAKE IT SO PERSONALLY >> AND DECADES LATER, SHRINKING FUNDS

SOME AMERICANS SEEM INCLINED TO DOUBT THE EXPERTS IN THE 19 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS >> WHEN WE HAVE A CONTAMINATION OF WATER IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH, WE NEED TO BOILER WATER WE CANNOT DRINK CONTAMINATED WATER EVERYBODY BOILS THEIR WATER THE FACT THAT PEOPLE ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTION TO THIS PUBLIC HEALTH ADVICE IS ALARMING AND IT IS NOT REALLY SOMETHING THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN TO THIS EXTENT

>> KATE, THIS IS A SCARY SITUATION TO BE IN WE ARE STILL IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ARE QUITTING THEIR JOBS BECAUSE THEY ARE BEING THREATENED WHAT ELSE ARE THEY TELLING YOU AND IS THERE A CONCERN THAT WE MAY NOT HAVE THE MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS WE NEED TO GET THROUGH THIS IF MORE THAN SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH X >> THIS IS DEFINITELY A VERY DARK TURN IN THE NATIONAL STORY AROUND THE CORONAVIRUS WE ARE LOOKING AT LITERALLY THE PEOPLE TRYING TO KEEP YOU OUT OF EMERGENCY ROOMS

WE THINK ABOUT FRONTLINE HEALTHCARE WORKERS AS BEING THAT FRONT LINE OF DEFENSE BUT THESE ARE TRULY THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE AND I WOULD ALSO SAY IT IS WORTH POINTING OUT THAT A DISPROPORTIONATE AMOUNT OF THE HARASSMENT SEEMS TO BE FALLING ON THE FEMALE PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS WHO ARE OUT THERE SO THERE IS THIS WHOLE OTHER LAYER OF TERRIBLE IS HAPPENING, NOT TO MENTION THAT YOU'RE REALLY HARASSING THE PEOPLE THAT ARE TRYING TO SAVE US ALL SOME STEPS WILL BE TAKEN IT'S YOUR — CALIFORNIA A FEW MINUTES AGO INTRODUCED POSSIBLE LEGISLATION THAT WILL IN FACT MOVE THE PUBLIC INFORMATION ABOUT WHERE PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS LIVE INTO A PRIVATE RULE, ESSENTIALLY YOU CAN'T LOOK UP THE HOME ADDRESS OF A LEGISLATOR THEY WILL TRY TO MAKE THAT PRIVATE BECAUSE THEY ARE TRYING TO PROTECT THEM AGAINST THE HARASSMENT SO THEY CAN DO THEIR JOB, DO GOOD SCIENCE, WITHOUT THREAT OF INTIMIDATION >> JAKE, HOW ABOUT THE SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES IN CALIFORNIA? STATE AND CITY LEADERS ARE TIGHTENING THINGS UP AHEAD OF THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND ELLIE COUNTY CLOSED BEACHES

WHAT ARE DOCTORS THERE TELLING YOU ABOUT THE SPIKE AND HOW BEHAVIOR IS AFFECTING IT? >> IT IS A DISPIRITING TERM FOR THE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS THAT WE HAVE BEEN TALKING TO CALIFORNIA WAS HELD UP AS A NATIONAL MODEL WE LOCKED DOWN EARLY AND HARD AND CONSISTENTLY IN THE MESSAGING FROM THE VERY TOP WAS CONSISTENT AND MASKS HAVE BECOME A WAY OF LIFE UNFORTUNATELY, THERE ARE SMALL POCKETS OF THE STATE THAT ARE STILL A LOT MORE SPOTTY WHEN IT COMES TO THE WEARING OF MASKS AND IT TURNS OUT THAT WE ARE ONLY AS SAFE AS THE PEOPLE WHO TAKE THE FEWEST PRECAUTIONS IF A COUPLE PEOPLE DON'T WEAR MASKS AND EVERYBODY ELSE IS CONSCIENTIOUS ABOUT IT, YOU CAN REALLY HAVE, IT SEEPS THROUGH THE REST OF THE POPULATION

WE LOOK AT YOUNG PEOPLE NOT WEARING MASKS AND THEY MAY NOT GET SICK BUT THEY ARE GOING TO GO VISIT THEIR PARENTS AND THEY CAN GET SICK THE EFFECTS SHOULD GO ON AND ON THE VIRUS HAS NOT CHANGED, OUR VULNERABILITY HAS NOT CHANGED, AND YET PEOPLE SEEM TO BE MAKING THIS CHANGE TO THEIR BEHAVIOR THINKING SOMEHOW THAT PERHAPS SOMETHING IS CHANGED BUT IT REALLY HAS NOT CALIFORNIA, AN UNFORTUNATE LESSON FOR THE REST OF THE COUNTRY THAT UNLESS WE ALL DO OUR VERY BEST TO WEAR THESE THINGS, WE COULD BE IN A LOT OF TROUBLE AS A COUNTRY >> WE HAVE HEARD TIME AND AGAIN WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER

JAKE WORN, THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> THE CITY OF SEATTLE CLEARED OUT THE CHOP, RETAKING PART OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD FOR PROTESTERS OCCUPIED FOR WEEKS OUR CORRESPONDENT STEVE PATTERSON JOINING ME NOW FROM SEATTLE WHAT IS HAPPENING THERE? WHAT HAPPENED THIS MORNING? >> Reporter: I WILL GET TO WHAT IS HAPPENING THIS MORNING IN A SECOND BUT I CAN TELL YOU WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW, PROTESTERS HAVE MOVED INTO THE STREET AND IT LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE TAKING OVER THE STREET CORNER AND BLOCKING TRAFFIC AT THIS POINT THIS HAPPENED A FEW MINUTES AGO

I SEE SOME NEW FACES IN THE CROWD BUT I ALSO SEE SOME CHOP REGULARS, PEOPLE WHO WERE LIVING AS RESIDENTS INSIDE CHOP FOR THE BETTER PART OF THE LAST THREE WEEKS THE PERSON ON THE MEGAPHONE AND OTHER ONES WE ARE NOT SURE ALONG THIS PARTICULAR PROTEST HOW LONG IT WILL LAST BUT THIS IS THE FIRST CHANNELING OF ANOTHER DEMONSTRATION WERE STUFF HAS BEEN DISMANTLED AND WHEN I SAY CHOP IS BEEN DISMANTLED, CHOP HAS BEEN DISMANTLED IF YOU LOOK TO THE LEFT YOU CAN SEE THE POLICE LINE BEYOND THAT, IT USED TO BE THE CENTRAL HILL OCCUPIED PROTEST ZONE

THE POLICE CAME AND ABOUT 5:00 AM THIS MORNING AND HAD HEAVY MACHINERY, THEY ROLLED IN, YOU MIGHT SAY THEY DID IT ALMOST PEACEFULLY THERE HAVE BEEN MORE THAN 30 ARRESTS, TAKE A LOOK HERE YOU SEE SOME CARS FRUSTRATED AT PEOPLE IN THE STREET

THIS MORNING IT WAS MOSTLY A CLEAN OPERATION THE MAYOR CALLED FOR EARLY THIS MORNING THEY CAME IN AND FLOODED THE ZONE AND I SAY IN A MODEL OF MINUTES LAUNCHING A COUNTERATTACK, PREVENTING A STANDOFF THIS IS BEEN THE BEST ACTION WE HAVE SEEN THIS MORNING

THEY WENT IN THE ZONE AND THEY FOUND WEAPONS, THINGS LIKE AND PROVIDE SPIKE STRIPS, ME MY PRODUCER HAVE BEEN HERE FOR SO LONG WE CAN IDENTIFY THE PIPES AND THE PERSON WHO USED TO WIELD IT IF YOU WALK AROUND THE ZONE WE HAVE SPENT SO MUCH TIME HERE WE KIND OF KNOW THE IDENTIFIABLE'S OF THIS GROUP AND YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THEM ARE OUT HERE NOW >> YOU SAID THE MAYOR MADE THE CALL TO GO IN, DO WE KNOW WHY NOW? >> LOOK, YOU CAN TALK ABOUT THE LONG OF IT IN THE SHORT OF IT THE LONG OF IT IS THAT THIS IS BEEN GOING ON FOR NEARLY ONE MONTH PUBLIC OPINION AND WHAT THE MAYOR AND HER HANDLING OF IT WAS OR

THE POLICE CHIEF WAS AN OPEN DISAGREEMENT WITH HER ABOUT LEAVING THE AREA TO THE PROTESTERS AND SO THERE WAS A LOT OF VIOLENCE AND SEVERAL SHOOTINGS IN THE AREA SURROUNDING CHOP RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES ARE SUFFERING AND THEY FELT LIKE NOW IS THE TIME TO GO IN AND THAT MORNING A LOT OF THE PROTESTERS CLEARED OUT SO TACTICALLY IT SEEMED A SOUND TIME FOR POLICE TO MOVE IN AND IT WORKED >> FROM WE CAN SEE OF WHAT IS GOING ON RIGHT NOW, IT SEEMS LIKE THERE ARE PLENTY OF FOLKS WHO HAVE NO INTENTION OF STOPPING THEIR PROTEST WHAT OF OTHER MEMBERS OF THIS CHOP PROTEST AND WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN TELLING YOU ABOUT WHAT IS NEXT FOR THE MOVEMENT AND HOW THEY WILL KEEP THEIR MOMENTUM GOING EVEN IF THINGS HAVE BEEN DISMANTLED HERE >> WE JUST HEARD ON THE MEGAPHONE THAT MAYBE THE NEXT PLACE THEY WOULD GO TO CITY HALL

WE ARE NOT SURE BUT JUST IN SPEAKING TO SOME OF THE LEADERSHIP NUMBERS THAT WERE OUTSIDE, AFTER IT HAD BEEN SHUT DOWN, THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT GOING BACK IN A MEETING AND HAVING A STRONG DISCUSSION ABOUT WHAT THE MOVEMENT MEANS AND WHAT HAPPENS NEXT AND DISCUSSIONS MAY INCLUDE THE CITY , MAYBE CHOP SHUTTING DOWN, WAITING FOR THEM TO CHANNEL THEIR ENERGY, REFORMS COMING TOGETHER ON THE TABLE WITH THE CITY THE NEXT ELEMENT IS THIS, WHICH IS TO KEEP DEMONSTRATING AND KEEP DISRUPTING, AND I DON'T WANT THEY WHICH ONE IS MORE EFFECTIVE I THINK THAT IS SOMETHING THEY NEED TO FIGURE OUT AS THIS MOVEMENT MOVES FORWARD >> STEVE PATTERSON IN SEATTLE, THANK YOU SO MUCH

>> A GROUP OF WOMEN SUING HARVEY WEINSTEIN SETTLED THEIR LAWSUIT FOR NEARLY $90 MILLION THE WOMEN ALLEGED THE MOVIE MOGUL WAS A SERIAL SEXUAL HARASSER AND ABUSER AND OUR SENIOR NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT KATE SNOW EXPLAINS WHAT THIS MEANS FOR WEINSTEIN'S VICTIMS >> Reporter: THIS MORNING HARVEY WEINSTEIN'S ACCUSERS ARE ONE STEP CLOSER TO ANOTHER LEGAL VICTORY, NINE WOMEN WHO SUED THE CONVICTED REACHING A SETTLEMENT TUESDAY THAT IF APPROVED WOULD CREATE A VICTIMS FUND WORTH NEARLY $19 MILLION >> THIS IS FOR ANYONE WHO WAS ABUSED BY HARVEY WEINSTEIN AND THEY MAY NOT COME FORWARD, SHE MAY NOT COME OVER TO TELL HER STORY OR FILE A LAWSUIT >> THE DEAL TO AND HALF YEARS IN THE MAKING RELEASES WOMEN FROM ANY NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENT

WEINSTEIN WILL NOT ADMIT ANY WRONGDOING AND HE WON'T PAY ACCUSERS INSTEAD INSURANCE COMPANIES FOR HIS FORMER STUDIO WILL MAKE THE PAYOUT SHE SAYS WEINSTEIN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED HER IN 1996 AND ONE OF THE PLAINTIFFS IN THE CASE >> IT IS A POSITIVE THING TO COME OUT OF AN INCREDIBLY COMPLICATED SITUATION AND IT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR A LOT OF WOMEN WHO WERE HARMED BY HARVEY WEINSTEIN

>> THE LAWSUIT RESOLVES NEARLY ALL OF THE CIVIL CASES AGAINST WEINSTEIN, INCLUDING ONE DROP BY NEW YORK'S ATTORNEY GENERAL WHO WROTE APART, AFTER ALL THE HARASSMENT, THREATS, AND TERMINATIONS, THE SURVIVORS ARE FINALLY RECEIVING SOME JUSTICEOTHER WEINSTEIN ACCUSERS ARE BLASTING THE SETTLEMENT CALLING IT A SELLOUT OF THE SURVIVORS ADDING THAT IT FAILS ON SO MANY DIFFERENT LEVELS AND CALLING IT DEEPLY UNFAIR THAT WEINSTEIN ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS ACTIONS THOSE THAT SUPPORT THE SETTLEMENT SAY IT'S THE BEST OPTION >> THERE WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH MONEY TO COMPENSATE THE SURVIVORS WHAT WE DO NO TODAY IS THAT WE SECURE JUSTICE

>> Reporter: WEINSTEIN REPEATEDLY DENIED NONCONSENSUAL SECTION IS FACING SEPARATE SEX CRIME CHARGES IN LOS ANGELES AN ATTORNEY FOR WEINSTEIN TELLING NBC NEWS WITH CLOSURE IN SIGHT ON ONE FRONT, MR WEINSTEIN REMAINS FOCUSED IN DEFENDING HIMSELF ON ALL REMAINING LEGAL MATTERS >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WEDNESDAY ADDITION, FIRST OF JULY EDITION LET'S GO TO ALEXA WITH THE LATEST HEADLINES FOR US FROM NBC NEWS

COM HAPPY JULY TO YOU I DON'T KNOW HOW WE GOT HERE? >> ALLISON IT FEELS LIKE THE TIME WENT BY QUICKLY GOOD TO SEE YOU AS ALWAYS LOTS OF HEADLINES TO GET TO IN THIS HOUR

WE ARE STARTING OFF OUT OF THE WEST COAST POLICE DISPERSED CAPITOL HILL OCCUPIED PROTEST ZONE KNOWN AS CHOP UNDER ORDERS FROM THE MAYOR THIS COMES TWO DAYS AFTER A PERSON WAS KILLED AND A 14- YEAR-OLD BOY WAS INJURED IN A SHOOTING SEATTLE POLICE CHIEF HAD THIS TO SAY >> I SUPPORT PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATIONS, BLACK LIVES MATTER AND I WANT TO MOVE THE MOVEMENT FORWARD TOWARD A MEANINGFUL EXCHANGE IN OUR COMMUNITY AND MEANINGFUL CHANGE IN OUR COMMUNITY

BUT ENOUGH IS ENOUGH OUR JOB IS TO PROTECT THE COMMUNITY >> NOW FROM CNBC MATTHEW HARPER, POSITIVE RESULTS FROM PFIZER'S EARLY STAGE CORONAVIRUS VACCINE TRIAL THEY EVALUATED 45 PEOPLE GIVEN VARIOUS DOSES OF THE DRUG AFTER 28 DAYS ALL INDIVIDUALS THAT RECEIVED THE TWO LOWEST DOSES DEVELOPED ANTIBODIES

IT HAS NOT BEEN PEER REVIEWED BUT SHOW SIGNS NONETHELESS >>> NEW YORK PLANS TO OPEN INDOOR DINING WILL BE PUT ON PAUSE AS VIRUS CAUSES SURGE IN OTHER PARTS OF THE US THE MAYOR MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE PRESS BRIEFING TODAY TAKE A QUICK LISTEN

>> WE CANNOT GO AHEAD AT THIS POINT IN TIME WITH INDOOR DINING IN NEW YORK CITY LOOK A WEEK AGO I WAS HOPEFUL WE COULD BUT THE NEWS WE HAVE GOTTEN FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY GETS WORSE AND WORSE ALL THE TIME >> MEANWHILE, PRESIDENT TRUMP SLAMMING NEW YORK CITY'S PLAN TO PAINT THE WORDS BLACK LIVES MATTER ON 5th AVENUE THE PRESIDENT ON TWITTER CALLING IT A SYMBOL OF HEALTH AND THAT IT WOULD DENIGRATE THE LUXURY AVENUE

HE SAID THE MONEY SHOULD BE USED FOR POLICING >>> NEWS ON TRAVEL, UNITED AIRLINES WILL ADD ROUGHLY 25,000 ADDITIONAL FLIGHTS IN AUGUST AS CORONAVIRUS CASES SURGE IN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY HAS BEEN HARD HIT BY THE PANDEMIC BUT IN A STATEMENT, THE AIRLINE SAID IT WAS SEEING AN INCREASE IN INTEREST IN TRAVEL FROM PASSENGERS WHO WANT TO RETURN TO FLYING THIS SUMMER WITH THE INCREASE, UNITED WILL STILL BE FLYING AT HALF THE DOMESTIC PASTIE IT HAD IN AUGUST OF LAST YEAR POLICE IN HONG KONG MADE MORE THAN 300 ARRESTS UNDER THE NEW SWEEPING SECURITY

SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO ADDRESSED IT IN A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY TAKE A LISTEN >> FREE HONG KONG WAS ONE OF THE MOST STABLE AND PROSPEROUS CITIES NOW IT WILL BE JUST ANOTHER COMMUNIST RUN CITY WHERE PEOPLE WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE PARTY ELITES >> THOSE ARE THE LATEST HEADLINES

WE WILL BE BACK LATER WITH MORE UPDATES >> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU SO MUCH SEE YOU THEN >>> A RECORD NUMBER OF COVID- 19 CASES IN TEXAS TESTING SITES IN THE STATE ARE STRUGGLING TO KEEP UP WITH THE DEMAND GOVERNOR ABBOTT ADDRESSING THE OUTBREAK IN AN INTERVIEW WITH NBC 5 IN DALLAS- FORT WORTH

>> WE ARE NOT DEALING WITH POCKETS OF COVID WE ARE DEALING WITH COMMUNITY SPREAD ANYBODY YOU COME IN CONTACT WITH WHO HAD COVID-19 AS A RESULT, JUST LIKE YOUR LOCAL OFFICIALS ARE ADVOCATING BEST PRACTICES, WHICH IS TO WEAR A FACE MATCHING WHERE POSSIBLE >>> DAVID IS AT A TESTING SITE IN HARRIS COUNTY GOVERNOR ABBOTT TALKING ABOUT COMMUNITY SPREAD

STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THAT COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS IN TEXAS TRIPLED SINCE JUNE 1st WHAT ARE THEY DOING TO SLOW THE COMMUNITY SPREAD AND BRING THE NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS DOWN? >> Reporter: YOU HEAR THE GOVERNOR SINGING A DIFFERENT TUNE THAN HE DID A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO HE OPENED THIS ECONOMY EARLIER THAN SOME MAY HAVE ADVISED HIM TO AND WAS CONFIDENT BUT NOW IT'S A DIFFERENT STORY HE MENTIONED MASKS IN THE INTERVIEW THAT IS COMING FROM MIKE PENCE MASK WEARING

HE DECLINED TO MAKE IT A MANDATE HE SAID IT'S A GOOD THING TO DO BUT IS NOT REQUIRING IT FOR THE PEOPLE IN TEXAS IT IS HAPPENING IN SOME CITIES AND COUNTIES ABOUT TWO THIRDS OF THE STATE PEOPLE ARE WEARING A MASK BUT NOT SOMETHING COMING DOWN ON HIGH FROM THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE HE IS INCREDIBLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE UPCOMING HOLIDAY WEEKEND

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE PROJECTORY, YOU CAN TRACE IT BACK TO MEMORIAL DAY THE GOVERNOR SAID THAT HE WAS CONFIDENT THAT THE STATE WAS DOING WELL UNTIL WE GOT TO MEMORIAL DAY HE SAID FOLKS HAD QUARANTINE FATIGUE, SAW FRIENDS, PARTIED, WENT TO THE BARS AND RESTAURANTS AND NOW WE HAVE SEEN THE SPIKE EMERGING AS A RESULT OF THAT HE ENCOURAGES TEXANS NOT TO GO OUT AND GO WILD THE DATA IS ASTONISHING THAT FOLKS OR FOCUSED ON THAT, ALLISON

>> GOVERNOR ABBOTT EXTENDING A BAN ON ELECTIVE SURGERY TO FREE UP BEDS FOR COVID-19 PATIENTS HOW BIG OF A CONCERN IS HOSPITAL CAPACITY? >> Reporter: I AM PAYING ATTENTION TO TESTING CAPACITY WE TALKED ABOUT THAT YESTERDAY IN HARRIS COUNTY, HOUSTON IS A PART OF THAT HARRIS COUNTY RUNS ITS OWN TESTING PROGRAM THERE ARE TWO BIG SITES LIKE THE ONE I AM AT

THEY TESTED 750 PEOPLE A DAY, TODAY, THAT IS ONE STORY THE OTHER IS HOSPITALIZATION WE HAD NEW DEVELOPMENTS ON THAT STORY TODAY THE TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER, THE BIGGEST IN THE WORLD HAS A DASHBOARD OF HOW MANY ICU PATIENTS THEY HAVE THEY HAVE EXCEEDED THE NUMBER OF ICU PARTICIPANTS IN THE BEDS THAT THEY USE FOR INTENSIVE CARE

THEY ARE ADAMANT THERE IS A PLAN TO PLACE TO MOVE THINGS AROUND IN THE HOSPITAL TO INCREASE THE CAPACITY FOR INTENSIVE CARE PATIENTS WHEN YOU LOOK AT HOW MANY THEY HAVE NOW, ONLY ABOUT — JUST A LITTLE LESS THAN HALF ARE COVID- 19 PARTICIPANTS A BIT OF CONCERN THERE IS CONCERN ABOUT HOW THE HOSPITALS ARE GOING TO DO IT FEELS EERILY FAMILIAR WHAT WE SAW IN NEW YORK CITY

THIS DOESN'T GROW IN A LINEAR FASHION WHEN YOU SEE THE KIND OF NUMBERS WE HAVE SEEN IN TEXAS, IT WILL GO UP EXPONENTIALLY MIKE, A HOUSTON BASED REPORTER FOR NEWS LOOKED AT HOW EXECUTIVES IN HOSPITALS HAVE REACTED TO WHAT THEY ARE SEEING THERE IS A LOT OF NERVOUSNESS ABOUT HOW WELL THEY WILL BE EQUIPPED TO DEAL WITH THIS ONE OF THE HOSPITALS IN THE PUBLIC SYSTEM RAN OUT OF THE REMDESIVIR DRUG THAT IS A TREATMENT

THERE IS REASON TO BE CONCERNED WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE HOSPITALIZATIONS >> DAVID HOW ABOUT TESTING IN HARRIS COUNTY HOW TOUGH IS IT TO GET A CORONAVIRUS TEST? CAN EVERYONE THAT WANTS ONE, NEEDS ONE GET ONE >> Reporter: SO, I WOULDN'T SAY YES THAT IS NOT UNIVERSALLY THE CASE

YOU GO ONLINE OR OPEN UP THE APP AND THERE ARE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT SYMPTOMS YOU HAD OR IF YOU KNOW PEOPLE THAT HAD SYMPTOMS, THAT IS GROUNDS TO GET TESTED THEY SAY IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU NEED TO BE TESTED, THAT IS GROUNDS TO COME HERE YOU PULL IN, A WAIT OF ABOUT 45 MINUTES YOU ARE TESTED, GO ON YOUR WAY AND WAIT THREE TO FIVE DAYS TO GET THE RESULTS IT'S NOT A UNIVERSAL SYSTEM BY ANY MEANS

THE COUNTY TESTS 750, THERE ARE A FEW OTHER ONES CAPACITY 2,000 YOU CAN GO TO A DRUGSTORE, OTHER PLACES TO GET TESTED BUT HARRIS COUNTY IS THE THIRD LARGEST COUNTY IN THE COUNTRY FOR EVERYONE TO GET TESTED IS LIGHT-YEARS AWAY FROM THIS POINT ON HOW LABS CAN PROCESS THE TESTS >> DAVID, SOUNDS LIKE THEY HAVE MORE DEMAND THAN THE TESTS THEY NEED

THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE UP IN PARTS OF SOUTHERN FLORIDA THE STATE REPORTED MORE THAN 6,000 COVID- 19 CASES WBBH REPORTER JOINS US FROM CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA AMELIA, WHERE SPECIFICALLY IN SOUTH FLORIDA ARE CASES GOING UP AND DO WE KNOW WHAT IS CAUSING THE SURGE? >> ALLISON, CASES ARE GOING UP ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA

THE LATEST NUMBERS WE GOT THIS MORNING FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, LEE COUNTY HAS THE MOST CASES WE HAVE ABOUT 5800 COLYER COUNTY ISN'T TOO FAR BEHIND THEY HAVE ABOUT HALF THE POPULATION THEY ARE AT ABOUT 4200 CASES

I QUESTIONED DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH OFFICIALS ABOUT THAT IN THE PAST THEY TOLD ME THAT IS BECAUSE OF MORE TESTING AVAILABLE IN A LOT OF COMMUNITIES IN COLLIER COUNTY A LOT OF FARM COMMUNITIES AND WALK UP TESTING WITHOUT A DOCTOR'S ORDER AND WITHOUT SYMPTOMS AND GET TESTED THEY A ATTRIBUTED THE INCREASES TO MORE TESTING BEING AVAILABLE IN OUR COMMUNITY >> WHAT IS THE SITUATION AT THE HOSPITAL THERE

THERE IS CONCERN AROUND THE COUNTRY ABOUT ICU BEDS ARE THERE ENOUGH WHERE YOU ARE TO HANDLE THE SPIKE THAT THEY ARE SEEING? >> THEY HAVE ABOUT 69% OF THEIR VENTILATORS AVAILABLE THEY HAVE ABOUT 28% OF THE ICU BEDS AVAILABLE TODAY A QUESTION WE ASKED THEM, ARE YOU PUTTING ON HOLD ELECTIVE SURGERIES TO MAKE MORE ROOM FOR CORONAVIRUS CASES, IS THAT A CONCERN? THEY TOLD US NOT RIGHT NOW THEY HAVE NOT SUSPENDED ANY ELECTIVE SURGERY

AS OF TODAY, THEY ARE IN A GOOD POSITION WITH HOW MUCH SPACE THEY HAVE IN THE HOSPITAL AND ICU >> WE KNOW A LOT OF BEACHES ARE CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND HOW ABOUT BUSINESSES ARE SOME OF THOSE THAT REOPENED BEING ROLLED BACK THERE? >> THAT REALLY IS A CASE-BY- CASE BASIS SOME BUSINESSES CAN'T SURVIVE WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION NOT ALLOWING BARS IN THE STATE TO SERVE ALCOHOL TO A CUSTOMER IN ESTABLISHMENTS THAT ARE JUST BARS

SO, SOME BUSINESSES THAT ARE JUST BARS DECIDED TO SHUT THEIR DOORS DOWN BECAUSE THEY CAN'T KEEP UP WITH THAT RULE AS FAR AS BUSINESSES SHUTTING DOWN, LOCALITIES ARE KEEPING A CLOSE EYE IF THEY GET COMPLAINTS THEY ARE CHECKING OUT THE BUSINESSES TO SEE IF THEY ARE COMPLYING WITH THE RULES IN PLACE BY THE GOVERNOR AS FAR AS BUSINESSES MAKING THAT DECISION, WE ARE SEEING IT ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS >> ONE LAST QUESTION FOR YOU

I KNOW THERE IS A DEBATE IN FLORIDA AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY ABOUT WHETHER TO MANDATE MASK WEARING WHAT IS THE LATEST ON FLORIDA? >> CERTAINLY A BIG DEBATE YOU CAN ASK TWO DIFFERENT PEOPLE ON THE STREET, TEN DIFFERENT PEOPLE AND GET A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT OPINIONS AND ANSWERS SOME ARE ADAMANT THEY WANT THE PERSONAL CHOICE OTHERS SAY WE NEED A MANDATE

SOME PEOPLE AREN'T FOLLOWING THE RECOMMENDATION FROM THE CDC TO WEAR A MASK SO, IN CAPE CORAL WHERE I'M STANDING, THE CAPE CORAL CITY COUNCIL IS GETTING READY TOMORROW TO LOOK AT AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE THAT WOULD FORCE PEOPLE TO WEAR MASKS WHEN THEY GO IN BUSINESSES WITH ROOFS OVER THEIR HEAD THAT IS SOMETHING THAT THEY WILL DECIDE ON TOMORROW WE KNOW THE CITY OF SANIBEL ISLAND WILL BE PUTTING A MASK MANDATE INTO EFFECT FRIDAY BEFORE THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND AGAIN, A CASE-BY- CASE BASIS

LEE COUNTY IS SAYING THEY ARE NOT PUTTING A MASK MANDATE INTO PLACE YET SO, WE ARE SEEING IT IN A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS WITH CITIES AND TOWNS IN OUR AREA, ESPECIALLY AS THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND IS COMING UP IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA >> ALL RIGHT THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> ONE CORONAVIRUS HOT SPOT KEEPING THE BEACHES ON, MYRTLE BEACH SOUTH CAROLINA WELCOME TOURISTS EVEN THOUGH THE STATE SET A RECORD FOR COVID- 19 CASES TUESDAY

NBC NEWS NOW CORRESPONDENT JOSHUA BURNS IS JOINING ME GOVERNORS FROM NEARBY STATES ARE WARNING TO STAY AWAY WHY IS IT THAT MYRTLE BEACH IS STAYING OPEN? >> HEY, ALLISON, THE QUESTION IS THAT, FRANKLY, THE CITY DOESN'T WANT PEOPLE TO STAY AWAY MYRTLE BEACH IS TOURISM IT'S THE ONLY REAL INDUSTRY HERE

THAT IS WHAT PROPS UP THE ENTIRE ECONOMY THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS THEY HAVE BEEN HIT HARD THEY ARE HOPING TO MAKE UP FOR SOME OF THE LOSSES DURING THE PEAK TIME FOR TOURISM THE BUSINESSES THAT I SPOKE TO ARE WALKING A FINE LINE BETWEEN TRYING TO SURVIVE WHILE TRYING TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE I ASKED THE MAYOR OF MYRTLE BEACH EARLIER TODAY ABOUT HER RESPONSE TO WHAT SOME OF THE GOVERNORS IN THE SURROUNDING AREAS ARE SAYING ABOUT HER CITY

TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT SHE TOLD ME >> OUR CASES WERE WELL UNDER CONTROL WHEN WE OPENED UP TO THE VISITORS, THAT'S WHEN WE STARTED SEEING THE SPIKES I'M NOT ONE TO PLACE BLAME ON ANYONE WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE SITUATION THAT WE ARE GIVEN

AND PLACING BLAME DOESN'T HELP SOLVE ISSUES SO, WE ARE DEALING WITH THAT WE ARE ENCOURAGING EVERYONE WHO COMES HERE, WE NEED THE VISITORS DESPERATELY, ESPECIALLY NOW BUT WE WANT THEM SAFE WHILE THEY ARE HERE AND GO HOME SAFE >> ALLISON, I SPOKE TO A BAR MANAGER AT A LOCAL RESTAURANT WHO IS EIGHT MONTHS PREGNANT SHE SAID EVERYDAY SHE GOES TO WORK SHE REALIZES SHE IS TAKING A RISK

SHE IS NERVOUS BUT THIS IS WHEN SHE GETS THE BIGGEST TIPS THIS IS THE MOST PROFITABLE TIME FOR THAT BUSINESS THAT LASTS THE REST OF THE YEAR AFTER THE PEAK SEASON IS OVER THAT DICHOTOMY OF SAFETY AND ECONOMIC SURVIVAL, THAT IS THE STORY IN MYRTLE BEACH RIGHT NOW >> SOMETHING SO MANY PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY ARE STRUGGLING WITH

HOW IS MYRTLE BEACH DOING WITH CORONAVIRUS CASES COMPARED TO THE REST OF THE STATE? >> HORRY COUNTY THAT HOLDS MYRTLE BEACH HAS SOME OF THE HIGHEST CASE COUNTS IN THE STATE THEY ARE BEHIND CHARLESTON AND GREENSVILLE THIS COUNTY HAS OVER 3300 CASES AND THE CITY TOMORROW IS GOING TO VOTE ON AN ORDER FOR MANDATORY MASK REQUIREMENTS IF THAT PASSES, IT WILL BE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY THE MAYOR TOLD ME THAT SHE WISHES SHE HAD IMPLEMENTED THE POLICY EARLY ON WHEN THEY FIRST STARTED TO OPEN UP

SHE THINKS THEY MAY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CURB THE RISE IN COVID CASES IF THEY HAD DONE IT EARLIER SHE IS HOPING THAT THAT WILL PASS TOMORROW, ALLISON >> HOW ABOUT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS I SEE YOU WEARING YOUR MASK ARE BUSINESSES AND BEACHGOERS DOING THINGS TO KEEP THEMSELVES SAFE? >> YEAH

I TALKED TO A COUPLE OF VISITORS ONE COUPLE FROM PITTSBURGH TOLD ME THEY ARE NOT TOO CONCERNED BECAUSE THEY ARE SPREAD OUT ON THE BEACH THEY ARE NOT GOING INTO SUPER CROWDED RESTAURANTS THEY SAY THEY ARE NOT — THE TEENAGERS GOING TO CLUBS THESE DAYS THEY FEEL SAFE

TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT THEY TOLD ME >> WE HAVE BEEN DOING THE SOCIAL DISTANCING OUT AT RESTAURANTS FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN WE ARE SEATED THEY DON'T SEAT PEOPLE NEAR US WE CONTINUE TO WASH OUR HANDS AND DON'T TOUCH OUR FACES WE KEEP OUR CHAIRS DECISIONED FROM OTHER PEOPLE >> WE MEET A GUY WALKING, SAW THIS AND WE STARTED TALKING

WE ARE 6, 8 FEET AWAY FROM HIM HAVING A LITTLE SESSION THERE AND BEING SAFE THAT'S ALL >> A LOT OF BUSINESSES ARE PUTTING PRECAUTIONS IN PLACE I SPOKE TO THE GENERAL MANAGER OF THE ORIGINAL BENJAMINS, A RESTAURANT THAT SEATS 1,000 PEOPLE THEY ARE AT HALF CAPACITY

THEY ARE REQUIRING MASKS FOR CUSTOMERS AND HAVE PLEXIGLAS INSTALLED, SANITATION STATIONS AND THEY ARE A BUFFET STYLE RESTAURANT AND THEY HAVE PEOPLE WEAR GLOVES EVERYONE IS TRYING TO ADAPT A LITTLE BIT THERE IS NO ILLUMINATING THE RISK HERE IN MYRTLE BEACH IT'S PART OF DAILY LIFE AND VISIT FIGURE YOU COME >> THANK YOU SO MUCH

STAY SAFE OUT THERE, MY FRIEND CORONAVIRUS CASES SPIKING IN THE SOUTH AND WEST NEW JERSEY AND NEW YORK CITY PAUSING THEIR PLANS TO BRING BACK INDOOR DINING THIS PANDEMIC IS STILL WITH US HOW CAN WE CONTINUE TO KEEP OURSELVES AND OUR FAMILY SAFE? DR

PARK JOINS ME NOW IT'S SUMMER AND WARM OUT CAN YOU WALK OUR VIEWERS THROUGH THE RISK OF SOCIALIZING OUTSIDE AND SOCIALIZING INSIDE DO YOU THINK NEW YORK CITY AND NEW JERSEY IS MAKING THE RIGHT DECISION DELAYING INDOOR DINING >> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME ON

I THINK ANYTHING OUTDOORS REDUCES THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION COMPARED TO INDOORS SOCIAL DISTANCING IS ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL THERE AS WELL SO, BEING I THINK OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, THE FEWER THE PEOPLE THE BETTER PHYSICAL DISTANCE, THE USE OF CLOTH FACED MASKS IS CRITICAL AS WE CONGREGATE AROUND THE JULY 4th HOLIDAY IN TERMS OF STATES LIKE NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY THAT ARE LIMITING SORT OF INDOOR SEATING IN RESTAURANTS, IT'S A PRUDENT THING TO DO

WHAT THEY ARE TRYING TO DO IS REDUCE TRANSMISSION WHERE THEY KNOW IT'S HIGHLY LIKELY MANY OF THESE RESTAURANTS ARE STAYING OPEN AND ALLOWING OUTDOOR SEATING AND CARRY OUT AS WELL PRUDENCE IS THE NAME OF THE GAME WE ALL WANT TO BE CAREFUL SO WE DON'T SEE THAT SURGE OR UPTICK IN CASES >> DR

FAUCI SAID CARR CASES COULD BALLOON TO 100,000 CASES A DAY IF WE DON'T DO MORE YOU HAD AN OP-ED OUT ABOUT WHAT IT WILL TAKE >> SURE I THINK ABSOLUTELY WE NEED MORE TESTING AND WE NEED MORE CONTACT TRACING WE HAVE TALKED A LOT ABOUT THAT, THE PERCENT OF POSITIVE TESTS ARE TOO HIGH, PARTICULARLY ACROSS THE SOUTH AND WEST AND WE DON'T HAVE THE NUMBER OF CONTACT TRACERS WE NEED TO DO THE DETECTIVE WORK TO QUARANTINE CLOSE CONTACTS

WE NEED WORK THERE WHAT I TALK ABOUT IN THE ARTICLE TODAY, WE NEED TO HAVE THE COURAGE TO FOLLOW THE DATA SO, WE NEED TO GO WHERE THE DATA TAKES US IF THE DATA LOOKS LIKE THE NUMBER OF CASES, HOSPITALIZATION, ICU ADMISSIONS ARE GOING UP, GOVERNORS AND ELECTED OFFICIALS NEED TO HAVE THE COURAGE TO HIT PAUSE AS WELL AS REVERSE, REINSTITUTE COMMUNITY MITIGATION MEASURES IN TERMS OF TRUST, THAT'S THE OTHER THING

WE NEED TO BUILD TRUST WITH THE AMERICAN PUBLIC WE DO THAT THROUGH THROUGH EVIDENCE PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND MASKS THE USE OF CLOTH BASED MATCHINGS IN THE PUBLIC CANNOT ONLY REDUCE TRANSMISSION OF THE VIRUS, REDUCE DEATHS AS WELL SO, GOES THAT EVIDENCE IS ACCRUING

WE NEED OUR LEADERS TO EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE THAT THAT IS THE BEST WAY TO BUILD TRUST >> WE ARE GETTING A LOT OF QUESTIONS FROM OUR VIEWERS ABOUT MASKS A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO WEAR THEM IF YOU WEAR A MASK AND SOMEONE NEAR YOU DOES NOT, ARE YOU PROTECTED? >> THE LATEST EVIDENCE SUGGESTS THAT THE REASON WE ARE WEARING THE MASKS ARE TO PROTECT OTHERS, TO CONTAIN THE LARGE DROPLETS THAT MAY COME OUT IN A COUGH OR SNEEZE THERE IS MORE AND MORE RESEARCH UNDERWAY TO ASSESS WHETHER THE USE OF CLOTH BASED MASKS PROTECT YOU AS WELL

FOR SURE THE REASON WE ARE DOING THIS IS TO REDUCE TRANSMISSION AS WELL AS THINKING ABOUT OTHERS AND PROTECTING OTHERS THERE IS SOME EXPERTS WHO BELIEVE THAT PERHAPS THE USE OF FACE SHIELDS MAY BE HELPFUL AS WELL AND I THINK THERE WE NEED MORE AND MORE DATA FACE SHIELDS COVER THE EYES, MORE COMFORTABLE BUT THEY ARE OPEN ON THE SIDE WE DON'T HAVE THE DATA IN TERMS OF HOW EFFECTIVE THEY ARE THE KEY POINT IS THE USE OF ANY FACIAL COVERING THAT COVERS THE NOSE AS WELL AS THE MOUTH, CLOTH BASED MASKS COMMERCIAL OR HOMEMADE

THE BEST EVIDENCE THAT THAT CAN REDUCE RESPIRATORY TRANSMISSION BY A THIRD THIS IS IMPORTANT >> YOU MENTIONED THE FACE SHIELDS VIEWERS ARE ASKING ABOUT THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE SEEING THEM AS WELL YOU SAY THERE ARE CONCERNS ABOUT THEM BEING OPEN ON THE SIDE EVEN THOUGH THEY COVER MORE OF THEIR FACE

SHOULD PEOPLE BE THINKING ABOUT OR START TO THINK ABOUT COVERING MORE THAN JUST YOUR MOUTH AND NOSE SHOULD WE BE WORRIED ABOUT OUR EYES OR COVERING MORE OF OUR FACE IF POSSIBLE? >> I THINK AT THIS POINT I WOULDN'T SUBSTITUTE A CLOTH MASK FOR A FACE SHIELD YOU CAN WORRY ABOUT THE EYES AS WELL BUT RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO GO WITH THE DATA THE DATA IS TELLING US A CLOTH BASED MASK COVERING THE MAJORITY OF THE FACE, PARTICULARLY THE MOUTH AS WELL AS THE NOSE IS MOST IMPORTANT I THINK WE WILL HAVE TO LET THE DATA ACCRUE FOR FACE SHIELDS AND OTHER TYPES OF PROTECTION

>> DR PARK, THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US AGAIN GREAT TO SEE YOU >> ALLISON, GREAT TO SEE YOU STAY SAFE

>>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY E PROTECTED >> NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 A

M WEEKEND >>> AMONG THE CHAOS A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE >> YOU DON'T HAVE TO RETALIATE WITH ANGER DO IT WITH LOVE

THAT'S WHAT I WANT HIM TO SEE >>> THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION OFFICIALLY CALLING IT A PANDEMIC NONE OF US IS UNAFFECTED BY ITS IMPACT >> WE ARE GOING TO TRY EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN TO KEEP LIFE AS NORMAL AS WE CAN >> IF IT GETS IN AN ENVIRONMENT LIKE THIS IT WILL SPREAD LIKE RAPID FIRE

>> WE WILL BUILD THIS ECONOMY BACK >> THERE ARE A NUMBER OF THINGS I WOULD BE DOING THAT ARE NOT BEING DONE RIGHT NOW >> COMING IN NOVEMBER, PEOPLE WILL BE VOTING NOT FOR A PERSON BUT FOR CIVILITY >> I HAVE TO — HOW WILL THIS WORK >> YOU DON'T PREPARE FOR GIVING BIRTH IN A PANDEMIC

THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC IS TO KEEP OUR SPIRITS UP >> JOIN ME AS WE GO INTO AMERICA TO HEAR FROM EVERYDAY PEOPLE GRAPPLING WITH THE MOST PRESSING ISSUES OF OUR TIME >> WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN >> I REACHED OUT AFTER I SAW THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA GETTING INVOLVED I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS

>> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS NOTICE THAT YOU ARE DIFFERENT BUT DON'T FEEL LESS THAN >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS AND TALK ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS

>> A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD CAME THROUGH HERE >> NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

>>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS A CATASTROPHE HAPPENING BEFORE OUR EYES >> IN MEXICO CITY THE PEOPLE SAID IF THEY DON'T WORK THEY CAN'T FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> OUR NBC NEWS AND SKY TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK IN STAGES

>> SO YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES

UNITED PEOPLE UNITED FIRST >> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO — >> A BRAVE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >> WE CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> THE PRESIDENT SAID HE WASN'T BRIEFED ON INTELLIGENCE THAT RUSSIA OFFERED BOUNTIES TO THE TALIBAN TO KILL US TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN

THE WHITE HOUSE IS RAMPING UP THE DEFENSE SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO PUSHING BACK ON REPORTS TODAY DEFENDING HOW THE ADMINISTRATION HANDLED THE INTELLIGENCE AND ITS RECORD ON RUSSIA >> WE SEE THREATS IN INTELLIGENCE REPORTING TO OUR SOLDIERS STATIONED ALL OVER THE WORLD EVERY SINGLE DAY, EVERY SINGLE DAY I CAN ASSURE YOU WHATEVER REPORTING IT IS THAT YOU WERE REFERRING TO WE RESPONDED IN THE CORRECT WAY THE FACT THAT THE RUSSIANS ARE ENGAGED IN AFGHANISTAN IN A WAY THAT IS ADVERSE TO THE UNITED STATES IS NOTHING NEW

>> PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETING ABOUT THE MEDIA REPORTS ON THE RUSSIAN BOUNTIES CALLING IT A FAKE NEWS MEDIA HOAX SHARON IS JOINING ME NOW WHAT ELSE ARE YOU HEARING FROM THE ADMINISTRATION ABOUT THIS >> THERE WERE TWO TWEETS THE PRESIDENT CALLED IT A HOAX THEN A NUMBER OF ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS CALLING IT A HOAX WE HAVE HEARD MORE FROM "THE NEW YORK TIMES" AND THEIR DECISION TO REPORT ON THIS THAN WE HAVE THE RUSSIANS

AND WHETHER OR NOT IT IS PROVIDING THIS PIECE OF INTELLIGENCE [ INAUDIBLE ] THERE IS LITTLE CRITICISM OF THAT THAN THE WHITE HOUSE BOTH OF THE FOCUS HAS BEEN CRITICIZING [ INAUDIBLE ] >> SHANNON, KRISTEN WELKER SPOKE TO THE FATHER OF ONE OF THE THREE MARINES KILLED IN A ROADSIDE BOMB IN AFGHANISTAN LAST YEAR

WHAT DID HE TELL HER? >> MY COLLEAGUE KRISTIN SPOKE TO THE FATHER OF ERIC HENDRICKS HE WAS A 25-YEAR- OLD KILLED WHEN HIS CONVOY WAS BLOWN UP HE TOLD MY COLLEAGUE THAT HE HAS NOT BEEN CONTACTED FROM ANYONE IN THE ADMINISTRATION HE SAID WHY HASN'T ANYBODY CALLED ME OR MY EX-WIFE ISN'T THAT ENOUGH THE HELL THAT WE ARE GOING THROUGH THAT NO ONE CAME FORWARD WITH ANYTHING

HE LEARNED THAT HIS SON'S DEATH COULD POSSIBLY HAVE BEEN LINKED TO THESE RUSSIAN PAYMENTS FROM NEWS JOURNALISTS HE HEARD ABOUT IT AT FIRST FROM A JOURNALIST AND CONTINUED GETTING CALLS FROM JOURNALISTS ABOUT IT HE HAS NOT HEARD FROM THE PRESIDENT SINCE HIS SON DIED HE DID NOT GET A PHONE CALL FOLLOWING HIS SON'S DEATH HE DID GET A HANDWRITTEN NOTE FROM THEN DEFENSE SECRETARY JAMES MATTIS, BUT IN THE PAST FEW DAYS AS THE ATTENTION HAS COME ON THESE FAMILIES, NO ONE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE HAS REACHED OUT TO HIM

>> SHANNON, TO BE CLEAR, WE HAVEN'T CONFIRMED A LINK BETWEEN THE 2019 ATTACK AND THE ALLEGED RUSSIAN BOUNTIES CAN YOU GIVE US A TIMELINE WHAT WE KNOW AND HOW THINGS WENT ALONG IN EARLY 2019? >> THAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO NOTE, ALLISON AS LITTLE BITS AND PIECES OF THE INFORMATION CAME OUT, WE DON'T KNOW IF ANY AMERICANS WERE KILLED AS A RESULT OF THESE PAYMENTS THAT THE RUSSIANS WERE ALLEGEDLY OFFERING TO THE TALIBAN IT'S NOT EVEN CERTAIN THAT THAT SPECIFIC ATTACK WAS CAUSED BY THE TALIBAN CERTAINLY NOT IF THE RUSSIAN PAYMENTS HAD ANYTHING TO DO ABOUT MOTIVATING IT OR IF ANYONE WAS PAID FROM THE TALIBAN FOR THE DEATH OF THOSE AMERICANS

THAT WE DO NOT KNOW AS FAR AS A TIMELINE, THIS INTELLIGENCE GOES BACK QUITE AWAYS INTO 2019 OUR REPORTING INDICATES THAT THERE WERE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WHO WERE BRIEFED ON IT BEFORE ALL THIS NEWS — ALL THE NEWS REPORTS CAME OUT IN MAY OF 2019 SO, THIS IS NOT NECESSARILY A NEW DEVELOPMENT EVEN THOUGH WE ARE JUST LEARNING ABOUT IT IN THE PAST FEW DAYS >> SHANNON THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN BRIEFED ON THE INTELLIGENCE

WHITE HOUSE BRIEFED LAWMAKERS ON THE INTEL THE PRESIDENT IS CALLING IT A HOAX HOW IS THE ADMINISTRATION EXPLAINING THAT? >> THERE CLEARLY IS INTELLIGENCE HERE THAT CONGRESS HAS BEEN BRIEFED ON AND THE PRESIDENT THERE IS INTELLIGENCE THE DEBATE IS ABOUT THE VERACITY, THE ACCURACY, THE VERIFICATION OF THAT INTELLIGENCE

BUT THE PRESIDENT CALLING IT A HOAX, THERE IS NOT A HOAX ABOUT WHETHER THERE IS INTELLIGENCE THAT EXISTS OR NOT TAKE A LISTEN TO HOW HIS TOP ADVISORS DEFENDEDED PRESIDENT TODAY >> WHAT IS A HOAX IS THE INITIAL REPORTING I BELIEVE THIS WAS IN "THE NEW YORK TIMES" THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS BRIEFED ABOUT THIS UNVERIFIED UNCORE RAN BORE RATED INTELLIGENCE THAT IS A HOAX

>> THE PRESIDENT IS SAYING THAT HE WAS BRIEFED ON IT AND DIDN'T TAKE ACTION, LOOK THE OTHER WAY >> REFERRING TO SOMETHING AS A HOAX IS A COMMON PHRASE THE PRESIDENT USED HE CALLED THE CORONAVIRUS OR REPORTING ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS AND HIS RESPONSE TO IT A HOAX ONE MORE TIME HE IS PROVIDING THAT LINE OF ATTACK AROUND THIS >> A PHRASE THAT WE HEAR A LOT

THE GANG OF 8 WILL BE BRIEFED ON CAPITOL HILL TOMORROW WHAT DO YOU KNOW >> WE ANTICIPATE IT WILL BE A HEARING THAT GETS INTO THE CLASSIFIED NATURE OF THE INTELLIGENCE TO BE FRANKLY A LOT LESS POLITICAL THAN THE BRIEFING OTHER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WERE RECEIVING THERE WERE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS THAT WERE BRIEFED ON THIS

MARK MEADOWS, THE CHIEF OF STAFF HAS BEEN LEADING THE BRIEFINGS HEAD OF CIA WAS THERE FOR THE BRIEFING THIS BRIEFING TOMORROW WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE HOUSE SKIFF IT WILL HAVE THE LEADERSHIP FROM THE HOUSE, SENATE AND REPUBLICANS AND THE HEAD OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE AND WE ARE EXPECTING TO SEE THE CIA DIRECTOR, GINA HASKELL AND THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND DIRECTOR OF NSA BRIEFING THOSE MEMBERS AND, AGAIN, GETTING INTO THE CLASSIFIED NATURE OF THIS RATHER THAN THE BROAD SCOPE OF WHAT INFORMATION THE US

HAS >> SHANNON, WE WILL SEE WHAT THEY SAY A LOT OF CLASSIFIED INFORMATION WE LOOK FORWARD TO THAT TOMORROW THANKS SO MUCH

>>> PRESIDENT TRUMP TAKING HEAT FOR THE ALLEGED RUSSIAN BOUNTY PLOT RUSSIAN PRESIDENT PUTIN MIGHT BE IN POWER FOR A LONG TIME TO COME RUSSIANS VOTED FOR HIM TO GET A CHANCE TO STAY IN OFFICE UNTIL 2036 THAT IS POLLING RESULTS ON A REFERENDOM THAT COULD KEEP HIM IN POWER HE RULED AS PRESIDENT OR PRIME MINISTER OVER TWO DECADES

MATTHEW JOINS ME FROM MOSCOW TELL OUR VIEWERS ABOUT THE VOTE AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR PUTIN AND WHY EVERYBODY KNEW IT WOULD TURN OUT THIS WAY >> Reporter: WE SAW EXIT POLLING FROM A STATE POLLSTER THAT 76% OF RESPONDERS FAVORED THE CONSTITUTION PRESIDENT PUTIN WENT OUT AND DECLARED A MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE SUPPORTED THE CONSTITUTIONAL REFORMS EARLIER TODAY BEFORE POLLS HAD CLOSED IN MOSCOW

WE SAW EARLY PRELIMINARY RESULTS AFTER WHAT THIS MEANS FOR PRESIDENT PUTIN, ONE OF THE 246 PROPOSED THINGS IN THE PACKAGE, GIVES HIM THE OPTION RULE UNTIL 2036 IT'S NOT AUTOMATIC HE HAS TO MOUNT TWO PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS, ONE IN 2024 AND ONE IN 2030 SO, WE WILL SEE WHAT HE DOES

>> RUSSIA IS DEALING WITH ONE OF THE HIGHEST CORONAVIRUS RATES IN THE WORLD DID THAT HAVE AN IMPACT ON VOTING THERE? >> YES, CERTAINLY THE CORONAVIRUS HAS HUNG HEAVY FROM THE START THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HELD APRIL 23rd THAT WAS AS THE VIRUS OUTBREAK STARTED TO GET BAD

NOT LONG AFTER IT BECAME THE SECOND LARGEST IN THE WORLD THE AUTHORITIES HAD TO POSTPONE IT THERE HAVE BEEN CONCERNS THAT IT'S STILL TOO SOON THE VIRUS IS NOT FULLY SUPPRESSED ANY GIVEN DAY 6 TO 7,000 NEW CASES

IT CHANGED THE WAY THEY MANAGED THE VOTE IN MOSCOW FOR THE FIRST TIME WE SAW ONLINE VOTING AND ANOTHER MAJOR RUSSIAN CITY MOST IMPORTANTLY, WE SAW THEM KEEP THE POLLS OPEN FOR MORE THAN A WEEK POLLS OPENED LAST THURSDAY THIS WAS TO INCREASE SAFETY FOR VOTERS FOR NOT CREATING CROWDS

IT HELPED INYEAST TURNOUTS WHERE THE OUTCOME IS NOT REALLY IN DOUBT, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR THE KREMLIN ARE LARGE VOTER TURNOUTS THAT CLAIM THAT THIS WAS LEGITIMATE EXPRESSION OF THE RUSSIAN PEOPLE WILL >> I WANT TO LET YOU GO BECAUSE THE WEATHER IS TERRIBLE QUICK QUESTION I KNOW THERE ARE CONCERNS OVER THE ALLEGED BOUNTIES TARGETING U

S TROOPS ANY REACTION >> THE MAIN REACTION WAS THE ONE THAT THE KREMLIN SPOKESPERSON GAVE MONDAY THAT IT WAS A BUNCH OF BS

THEY MOSTLY SAT BACK AND WATCHED THE CHAOS UNFOLDING IN WASHINGTON >> MATTHEW, THANK YOU FOR BRAVING THE ELEMENTS TO BE WITH US FROM MOSCOW WE ARE GRATEFUL GET INSIDE >>> A SMALL SYRINGE MAKING COMPANY NEAR DALLAS PULLED IN $84 MILLION CORONAVIRUS CONTRACT FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND $1

4 MILLION HARDSHIP LOAN FROM THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM THIS SPRING HOW YOU ASK? JOHN ALLEN IS REPORTING THAT IN LATE MARCH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STARTED DRAFTING AN ORDER TO HAVE RETRACTABLE TECHNOLOGIES INC PRODUCE MOST OF THE SYRINGES AND NEEDLES THEN A FEW WEEKS LATER RTI GOT A PPE LOAN JONATHAN ALLEN JOINS ME NOW THIS IS NUTS

WALK US THROUGH THE TIMELINE HERE HOW DID RTI GET 838 MILLION GOVERNMENT CONTRACT AND A PPE LOAN WORTH MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS WHEN IT WAS DESIGNED TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES STRUGGLING DURING THE PANDEMIC? >> GREAT QUESTION, ALLISON LAWMAKERS AND INDUSTRY EXPERTS SAID THAT THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW CAN YOU BE A SMALL BUSINESS THAT IS IN DANGER OF LAYING OFF WORKERS AND A COMPANY GETTING AN 84 MILLION CONTRACT AT THE SAME TIME THAT THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION THAT IT NEEDS TO SET UP THE OPERATIONS, HIRE DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN LABOR AND THESE THINGS ARE GOING ON SIMULTANEOUSLY AS WELL AS A BOOST IN PRIVATE BUSINESS FOR APRIL COMPANY THAT MAKES NEED'S AND SYRINGES

THE SHORT ANSWER TO THE QUESTION IS THE GOVERNMENT WAS WORKING ON THE DEAL WITH RTI THEN RTI APPLIED FOR A PPE LOAN, QUALIFIED THERE ARE FEW CRITERIA FOR ELGIBILITY GOOD FAITH CERTIFICATION THAT YOUR BUSINESS COULD POTENTIALLY BE DISRUPTED BY COVID THE MAIN DISRUPTION IS THAT THERE BUSINESS IMPROVES BUT THEY END UP WITH THE PPE LOAN AND ANOTHER $84 MILLION CONTRACT TO MAKE NEEDLES AND SYRINGES AND THERE IS CONCERN ABOUT LAWMAKERS AND OTHERS THAT THIS COMPANY MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO DELIVER ON THAT ORDER WHICH WOULD DELIVER A VACCINE IF WE GET A VACCINE

>> I HAVE SO MANY MORE QUESTIONS BUT LET ME ASK YOU THIS THIS IS A PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANY WHAT HAS THE STOCK PRICE DONE SINCE THE START OF THE YEAR? >> IT WAS AT 153 AT THE BEGINNING OF JANUARY THEN IT ROSE DURING THE FIRST QUARTER SALES

THEN THE PPE LOAN HAPPENED IN MID-APRIL BY JUNE 19th IT CLOSED AT 738 153 TO 7

38 AN INCREASE OF OVER 380% VERY GOOD NEWS FOR EXECUTIVES THAT HAVE A LOT OF MONEY IN THEIR STOCK AND FOR INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS LIKE RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGY PEOPLE MAY BE FAMILIAR WITH THAT NAME BECAUSE IT WAS RUN BY ROBERT MERCER, ONE OF'S BIGGEST SUPPORTERS

AT THE END OF MARCH, THE LAST FILING THAT WE CAN SEE, RENAISSANCE HAD A 4% STAKE IN RTI >> IT DOES NOT SEEM LIKE RTI WAS STRUGGLING TOO POORLY FINANCIALLY THERE I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS HERE I GUESS THE FIRST FEW SETS OF QUESTIONS I HAVE, MAYBE A CHICKEN AND EGG KIND OF THING IF THIS COMPANY NEEDS A PPE LOAN IS IT CAPABLE OF AND SHOULD THE COMPANY BE HANDED IT A WORK ORDER OF THIS SCOPE AND ON THE FLIP SIDE IF IT'S CAPABLE OF THIS KIND OF MASSIVE MANUFACTURING SHOULD IT BE ELIGIBLE FOR SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE? >> THIS IS THE EXACT QUESTION WE WERE TRYING TO GET AN ANSWER TO

THEY TOLD US THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION THAT THEY NEEDED THE HELP THEY NEEDED THE PAYCHECKS OF THEIR WORKERS PROTECTED THAT IS WHAT THE PPE PROGRAM IS FOR THEN THEY TOLD HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT THAT THEY COULD DELIVER ON AN ORDER FOR $84 MILLION ORDER FOR NEEDLES AND SYRINGES WE ARE TALKING A COUPLE HUNDRED MILLION

THIS IS NOT A SMALL ORDER THEN THEY TOLD THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION, ONE OF THE RISKS TO THE BUSINESSES, THEY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PERFORM THE ORDER >> DO WE HAVE ANY SENSE OF HOW — >> LET'S GO TO THE WHITE HOUSE >> INFORM EVERYONE THAT SEATTLE HAS BEEN LIBERATED THE CAPITOL HILL AUTONOMOUS ZONE OTHERWISE KNOWN AS CHAZ

I THINK THEY SWITCHED TO CHOP THEN WENT BACK TO CHAZ WAS A FAILED FOUR WEEK DEMOCRATIC EXPERIMENT BY THE RADICAL LEFT AND THE RESULTS ARE IN ANARCHY IS ANTIAMERICAN LAW AND ORDER IS ESSENTIAL PEACE IN OUR STREETS WILL BE SECURED WHILE THE DEPARTMENT PARTICULAR MAYOR OF SEATTLE PROCLAIMED THAT CHAZ WAS THE SUMMER OF LOVE, IN FACT IT WAS NOT

ANOTHER FAILED DEMOCRAT POLITICIANS REMAIN PASSIVE OR ENSIGN LENT IN THE FACE OF ANARCHY WHILE THAT HAPPENED, PRESIDENT TRUMP SET THE TONE LAW AND ORDER MUST PREVAIL TO PRESERVE PEACE IN OUR STREETS THE PRESIDENT IS NOT THE DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON THE PRESIDENT IS NOT THE DEMOCRATIC MAYOR OF SEATTLE BUT HE MUST LEAD BY EXAMPLE AND BE PREPARED TO ACT IN THE PHASE OF FAILED DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP

PRESIDENT TRUMP STOOD ON THE SIDE OF LAW AND ORDER AND WE ARE PLEASED TO REPORT THAT LAW AND ORDER HAS PREVAILED AND SEATTLE IS LIBERATED FROM THE ANARCHISTS AUTONOMOUS ZONES WILL HAVE NO SANCTUARIES BHAZ THAT WAS THE BLACK HOUSE A TON MOUSE ZONE ACROSS THE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE WAS SWIFTLY DISMANTLED 100 ANARCHISTS WERE ARRESTED IN GRGS DC

I BELIEVE IT'S ABOVE 400 FOUR MEN WERE CHARGED FOR ATTEMPTING TO TEAR DOWN THE STATUE OF ANDREW JACKSON IN LAFAYETTE SQUARE AND 200 OPEN TERRORIST INVESTIGATIONS YOU CONTRAST THE PRESIDENT'S VISION OF LAW AND ORDER TO THAT OF THE FAILED CHAZ EXPERIMENT AND ANARCHY AND HERE IS WHAT YOU FIND IN THE FAILED DEMOCRATIC EXPERIMENT IN SEATTLE THE SEATTLE TIME SAYS THE CHOPRA TEST TRAGICALLY KILLED A 16-YEAR- OLD BOY LEAVING A 14-YEAR-OLD SERIOUSLY INJURED THAT'S WAY WHAT HAPPENS IN AN AUTONOMOUS ZONE

THE POLICE CHIEF THAT DID A MARVELOUS JOB WINDED DOWN THE CHOP ZONE NOTING THAT IT WAS LAWLESS AND BRUTAL AND ENOUGH IS ENOUGH AND SHE TOOK ACTION POLICE ALSO INVESTIGATED SEVERAL VEHICLES CIRCLING THE CHOP ZONE THIS WAS NO SUMMER OF LOVE AS THE DEMOCRATIC MAYOR IN SEATTLE SAID AND PRESIDENT TRUMP COMPELLED ACTION HE SAID TAKE BACK YOUR CITY NOW IF YOU DON'T DO IT, I WILL HE SAID THIS IS NOT A GAME

THESE UGLY ANARCHISTS MUST BE STOPPED IMMEDIATELY AND FINALLY THE DEMOCRATIC MAYOR IN SEATTLE WHO HAS LONG DELAYED FINALLY GAVE THE ORDER TO DISMANTLE THE CHAZ AND IT WAS AN ADMISSION AN ADMISSION THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP'S VISION IS RIGHT, THAT ANARCHY IS WRONG AND LAW AND ORDER BRING PEACE IF THAT I WILL TAKE QUESTIONS >> THANK YOU SO MUCH NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER SAID THE INTELLIGENCE ABOUT THE ALLEGED RUSSIA PLOT WAS TAKEN SO SERIOUSLY THAT ALLIES WERE ALERTED AND THAT IT COULD IMPACT THE MILITARY HOW IS THAT A HOAX

>> AS I MENTIONED YESTERDAY, WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ANY INTELLIGENCE COMES IN UNVERIFIED, IF THERE IS ANYWAY THAT IT COULD AFFECT AMERICAN TROOPS OR ALLIES IT IS COMMUNICATED ON THE GROUND TO ENSURE THAT TROOPS AND COMMANDERS IN GENERALS MAKE THE BEST DECISIONS TACTICALLY SPEAKING THAT'S THE WAY IT'S DONE UNTIL IT'S VERIFIED IT IS NOT BRIEFED UP TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES THAT'S HOW INTELLIGENCE WORKS >> ANGRY, FRUSTRATED THAT HE WAS NOT IN THE LOOP ON THIS AS MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WERE BRIEFED

>> NO, THE PRESIDENT BELIEVES AND HAS GREAT FAITH IN AMBASSADOR RYAN AND THE OTHERS THAT THIS SHOULDN'T BE RISEN TO HIS DESK IT WAS A CAREER CIA OFFICER WITH MORE THAN 30 YEARS TENURE WHO MADE THE DECISION NOT TO BRIEF IT UP THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISORY AGREED WITH THAT DECISION SHE IS AN EXCELLENT OFFICER AND MADE THE DECISION NOT TO BRIEF IT UP AND IT WAS THE RIGHT DECISION IT IS STILL UNVERIFIED

>> YOU EXPRESSED REAL OUTRAGE ABOUT THE LEAKS THERE OUTRAGE ABOUT WHAT THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY IS INVESTIGATING WHICH IS THE POSSIBILITY OF RUSSIAN BOUNTIES TARGETING AMERICAN TROOPS >> MAKE NO MISTAKE THAT THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS ACTED TOUGH ON RUSSIA, THE BEST INTEREST IN PROTECTING OUR TROOPS LIKE KILLING GENERAL SOLE MONEY WE ACT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF OUR TROOPS THIS IS UNVERIFIED AT THIS MOMENT

>> WHY DOES THE PRESIDENT CALL BLACK LIVES MATTER A SYMBOL OF HATE? >> THE PRESIDENT WAS NOTING THAT THAT SYMBOL, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE THINGS THAT WERE CHANTED BY BLACK LIVES MATTER LIKE PIGS IN A BLANKET, FRY THEM LIKE BACON, THAT IS NOT AN EXCEPT I BELIEVE PHRASE TO PAINT ON THE STREETS HE AGREES THAT ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER INCLUDING OFFICER DORAN, PATRICK UNDER BER WOOD, TWO OFFICERS WHOSE LIVE WERE TAKEN, ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER, HE AGREES WITH THAT SENTIMENT BUT NOT AN ORGANIZATION THAT SAYS PIGS IN A BLANKET, FRY THEM LIKE BACON WHO PROTECT US EACH AND EVERYDAY >> PROTESTS IN ALL 50 STATES AROUND THAT PHRASE BLACK LIVES MATTER AND THE PRESIDENT IRS HERE CALLING IT A SYMBOL OF HATE? >> HE IS TALKING ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION I WOULD NOTE TO YOU THAT THE GREATER NEW YORK BLM PRESIDENT SAID IF THIS COUNTRY DOESN'T GIVE US WHAT WE WANT, WE WILL BURN DOWN THE SYSTEM AND I COULD BE SPEAKING LITERALLY >> HE WAS TREATING, IT'S MANY A WORD

>> BLACK LIVES MATTER YOU ANSWERED MY QUESTION >> QUESTION ON CORONAVIRUS EARLIER TODAY THE PRESIDENT SAID AT SOME POINT IT WILL DISAPPEAR I HOPE HE IS HOPING IT WILL DISAPPEAR

THAT HIS STRATEGY >> THE PRESIDENT IS CONFIDENT THAT IT WILL DISAPPEAR AND THAT HE PUT TOGETHER A REVOLUTIONARY FIRST CLASS TEAM THAT WILL BREAK THROUGH BUREAUCRACY AND GET US A VACCINE AND WE WON'T HAVE COVID ON OUR HANDS THERE WAS PLEASING NEWS THAT SHOWED POSITIVE RESULTS FOR A VACCINE >> DR FAUCI SAYS WE ARE HEADING TO 100,000 CASES A DAY

HOW DOES THE PRESIDENT SAYS IT WILL DISAPPEAR >> WE ARE AWARE THERE ARE EMBERS IN THE COUNTRY, CASES WITH RISING CASES AND DR BIRX IS ON THE GROUND AND OTHERS ONE THING I WOULD NOTE WHEN YOU DO TEST MORE PEOPLE, YOU IDENTIFY MORE CASES THAT IS RAPIDLY ONGOING

WE ARE TESTING MORE THAN A HALF A MILLION A DAY TO GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE, APRIL 6th THE HEIGHT OF THE PANDEMIC WE WERE DONE 151,520 TESTS THURSDAY IS THE NUMBER I HAVE HERE, 637,587 TESTS WHEN YOU HAVE MORE THAN A FIVEFOLD INCREASE IN TEST YOU HAVE GREATER CASES >> DO YOU CONSIDER WHAT IS HAPPENING IN FLORIDA AND ARIZONA AND TEXAS EMBERS

>> WE SEE EMBERS AROUND THE COUNTRY WE KNEW IT WOULD COME WITH REOPENING THOSE WHO ARE IDENTIFYING AS POSITIVE CASES TEND TO BE YOUNGER INDIVIDUALS AS THE VICE PRESIDENT NOTED AND I THINK THE INCREASE IN TESTING IS PART OF THE CONTRIBUTION TO WHAT WE ARE SEEING >> MAYOR BOWSER SAID HER OFFICE COMMUNICATED ABOUT THE 4th OF JULY CELEBRATION SHE SAID IT'S NOT IN D

C GUIDELINES OR HEALTH GUIDELINES THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS ON AND OVER AGAIN LOOK TO THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES FOR HOW WE SHOULD ACT SHOULD THE ADMINISTRATION BE FOLLOWING THE LOCAL GUIDELINES >> THE PRESIDENT SAID THAT WE SHOULD FOLLOW OUR LOCAL AUTHORITIES WITH MASKS

THAT'S THE DECISION THAT HE ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO FOLLOW THOSE AUTHORITIES THE CDC GUIDELINES NOTE THAT THEY RECOMMEND BUT NOT REQUIRED AND WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE 4th OF JULY CELEBRATION >> ARE YOU PREPARING OPTIONS FOR THE PRESIDENT TO CONSIDER FOR RETALIATION AGAINST RUSSIA SHOULD THIS INTELLIGENCE PROVE TO BE TRUE >> I WON'T GET AHEAD OF THE PRESIDENT ON ACTION OR THE INTELLIGENCE ON INFORMATION THAT IS UNVERIFIED >> DOES HE WANT IT CORROBORATED? >> THE PRESIDENT, UNVERIFIED, BEING ASSESSED, GOING THROUGH THE PROCESS THAT NORMAL INTELLIGENCE WOULD GO THROUGH

WE ARE HAVING THIS DISCUSSION BECAUSE "THE NEW YORK TIMES" DECIDED TO RUN WITH THIS ERRONEOUS INFORMATION ABOUT THE PRESIDENT BEING BRIEFED WHICH WAS NOT TRUE AND THE INFORMATION THAT THERE WAS A CONCLUSION WHEN THERE WAS NOT A CONCLUSION >> CAN YOU CONFIRM THAT THE CIA DIRECTOR AND THE NFC DIRECTOR WILL BRIEF THE GANG OF 8 TOMORROW >> THAT IS THE PLAN >> ANYONE ELSE BEING BRIEFED? >> NOT ENTIRELY SURE WHO WILL BE IN THE BRIEFING >> DOES THE PRESIDENT GENERALLY HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITIES FINDINGS AND COMMUNITY ABOUT RUSSIA

>> HE HAS CONFIDENCE AND HAS MANY TIMES ACTED ON VERIFIED INTELLIGENCE AND THERE ARE TIMES THAT HE DECIDED THAT OUR STRATEGIC INTEREST NOT TO ACT I GAVE YOU SULEMAN ANY AND BAGHDAD DI AND WHEN IRAN ENGAGED IN ACTIONS AND THE PRESIDENT SAID IT'S NOT TIME TO ENGAGE BECAUSE SHOOTING DOWN AN ENTITY IS NOT THE SAME AS LOSING THE LOSS OF CIVILIAN LIFE >> THE PRESIDENT HAS COME UNDER CRITICISM THIS WEEK FOR STATEMENTS THAT HE HAS MADE THAT HIS DISTRACTORS SAY ARE DOG WHISTLE TO A CERTAIN SEGMENT OF HIS BASE THAT HE IS TRYING TO GWYNN UP, CLUNG FLU, OUR HERITAGE TALKING ABOUT CONFEDERATE STATUES AND RECENTLY THE VIDEO IN SUPPORT OF HIS USING THE TERM WHITE POWER WHY HASN'T THE PRESIDENT CALLED THAT A HATEFUL STATEMENT >> THE PRESIDENT TOOK DOWN THAT VIDEO

THAT DELETION SPEAKS STRONGLY THE PRESIDENT HAS CONDEMNED — [ INAUDIBLE ] ON APRIL 29th NO TOLERANCE FOR THOSE WHO DISRUPT AND WE CONDEMN ALL HATE AND VIOLENCE ESPECIALLY IN PLACES OF WORSHIP I CONDEMN ALL TYPES OF RACISM HE REPEATEDLY DENOUNCED THAT >> DID HE DENOUNCE THAT LANGUAGE

>> HE TOOK IT DOWN THIS IS A PRESIDENT WHO REPEATEDLY CONDEMNED HATE AND ENCOURAGED US ALL TO COME TOGETHER >> DID THE PRESIDENT MEET WITH SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER McCONNELL ABOUT THE FUTURE RECOVERY, AID PACKAGE AND ANY SORT OF AGREEMENT ON ADDITIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE OR STIMULUS PAYMENT >> NO ANNOUNCEMENTS WITH REGARD TO HIS MEETINGS HE DID MENTION IN A PHASE 4 HE WOULD BE OPEN TO DIRECT PAYMENTS

ON THE POINT OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE, HE DOES NOT WANT TO SEE AN INCENTIVE NOT TO WORK ENHANCED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS THAT SCHUMER WANTS WOULD BE INCENTIVE NOT TO GO BACK TO WORK I WANTS A PAYROLL TAX HOLIDAY, THAT WOULD HELP THOSE THAT NEED IT MOST THOSE ARE THINGS THAT HE TALKED ABOUT FOR PHASE 4 >> YOU USED THE WORD EMBERS TO DESCRIBE THE CORONAVIRUS

ANOTHER ALL TIME RECORD OF 47,000 CASES WHY DO YOU USE THE WORD EMBERS WHEN MANY WOULD SAY IT'S LIKE A WILDFIRE >> I USED EMBERS BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS SAID YOU COULD SEE SPEAKS ACROSS THE COUNTRY HE SAID YOU WOULD SEE A FIRE ACROSS THE COUNTRY EMBERS, FIRE, I NOTE THE INCREASING CASES, THE INCREASE IN TESTING

SIXFOLD INCREASE IN TESTING AND YOU IDENTIFY MORE CASES SECRETARY AZAR SAID THAT FATALITIES ARE AT A TWO-MONTH LOW THIS IS A DIFFERENT SITUATION WHEN THOSE TESTING POSITIVE ARE YOUNGER WE HAVE INCREASED TESTS WHERE THERE ARE SURGES — DR

BIRX IS ON THE GROUND >> THE PRESIDENT MADE A DECISION TO TALK LESS ABOUT THE VIOLENCE HE TWEETS ABOUT IT FAR LESS OFTEN THAN HE USED TO >> THE PRESIDENT IS NOT FOCUSED ON TALKING BUT ACTING THIS ADMINISTRATION TOOK ACTION

PPE, VENTILATORS IN THE STOCKPILE THINGS THAT NEVER COULD BE DONE WERE DONE UNDER THIS ADMINISTRATION TESTING MORE THAN 600,000 A DAY THIS PRESIDENT HAS DONE A HISTORIC JOB WITH REGARD TO THE CORONAVIRUS >> THE PRESIDENT TWEETED ANGER AGAINST CHINA

[ INAUDIBLE ] >> SO WITH REGARD TO INDIA AND CHIN NARCS WE ARE MONITORING THE SITUATION HE IS AS WELL INDIA AND CHINA IF PRESSED A DESIRE TO DEESCALATE AND WE SUPPORT A PEACEFUL RESOLUTION OF THE CURRENT SITUATION HE SAID THAT CHINA'S AGGRESSIVE STANCE ON THE INDIA-CHINA BORDER FITS WITH CHINESE AGGRESSION IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD

[ INAUDIBLE ] >> NO ANNOUNCEMENTS I POINT YOU TO SECRETARY POMPEO AND WHAT HE SAID EARLIER >> [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> I HAVE NOT SPOKE EVEN TO HIM ABOUT THAT SPECIFIC ISSUE >> I AM JUST WONDERING WHAT THE DELAY IS MAYBE YOU COULD WEIGH IN ON IF THERE ARE CONCERNS THAT THIS COULD BE THE FINAL NAIL IN THE COFFIN ON THE PALESTINE STAN STATE

>> THE PRESIDENT SAID THAT HE WANTS TO MEET WITH TALIBAN LEADERSHIP IS THAT GOING TO HAPPEN SOON? IS THERE A TIMETABLE? >> I WON'T GET AHEAD OF THE PRESIDENT ON THAT WHAT THE PRESIDENT WANTS IS TO SEE OUR TROOPS COME HOME FROM AFGHANISTAN HE HAS BEEN ON THE RECORD BEING AGAINST KEEPING US AT THE SAME PRESENCE IN AFGHANISTAN HE DOES NOT BELIEVE IN FOREIGN ADVENTURISM AND WARS THAT DRAG ON

HE BELIEVES THE WAY TO SECURE THE TROOPS IS TO BRING THEM HOME >> THE RUSSIAN BOUNTIES AND ASSESSED DENISE? >> Reporter: ON MONDAY, THE PRESIDENT WENT AFTER RACIST THEMES ON BUILDINGS TUESDAY HE WENT AFTER A RULE TO COMBAT SEGREGATION TODAY HE SAID THAT HE THOUGHT BLACK LIVES MATTER WAS A SYMBOL OF HATE

>> FIRST IF YOU ARE SAYING THAT HE DOES NOT WANT TO RENAME OUR BASES, IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING THAT RACIST, APPARENTLY 56% OF AMERICA IS AS WELL BECAUSE 56 PERCENT OF AMERICA IS AGAINST CHANGING THE NAME OF US MILITARY BASES HE BELIEVES THAT OUR YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN WHO LEFT THE SPACES, OVERSEAS MANY OF WHOM LOST THEIR LIVES, THE LAST THING THEY SAW WAS BEING A ONE OF THESE MILITARY BASES THEY SHOULD NOT BE TOLD THAT THE BASE THAT THEY TRAINED IN IS THE LAST PLACE THEY SAW IN AMERICAN SOIL WAS A RACIST INSTITUTION

THAT IS THE PROPOSITION OF VAST MAJORITY OF AMERICA AGREES WITH >> Reporter: BLACK LIVES MATTER HAS BEEN CHANTED IN 50 STATES WHY ARE WE SAYING THAT IS A SYMBOL OF HATE? >> IT IS A BLANKET TERM, RACIST IS THAT HATEFUL? THAT IS A HATEFUL THING TO SAY I WOULD ARGUE I WOULD SAY THE VAST MAJORITY OF AMERICA WOULD AGREE WITH THAT

I THINK AMERICA WOULD THINK IT IS HATEFUL TO SAY THAT WE WILL BURN DOWN A SYSTEM A VAST MAJORITY OF AMERICA WOULD AGREE YET AGAIN, PULLING UP A SEVERED PIG'S HEAD IS UNACCEPTABLE >> Reporter: I HAVE A SECOND QUESTION >> WE AGREE, ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER WITH THAT SENTIMENT BUT WE WILL NOT STAND WITH AN ORGANIZATION THAT EXHIBIT THAT KIND OF HATE AGAINST POLICE OFFICERS

>> Reporter: WHAT DOES THE PRESIDENT HAVE TO SAY TO THE FAMILIES OF SERVICEMEMBERS WHO ARE AFRAID THAT THEIR LOVED ONES MIGHT HAVE BEEN KILLED IN CONNECTION TO THE BOUNTY THEIR FAMILY IS SAYING THEY WANT THE UNITED STATES AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO CALL US THERE HAS BEEN AN INTERVIEW THIS WEEK WHAT IS THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE TO THE MILITARY FAMILIES? >> THAT IS UNVERIFIED INTELLIGENCE IT IS BEING ASSESSED

THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE HAS SAID THEY DO NOT KNOW AMERICANS THAT HAVE BEEN KILLED IN RELATION TO THE INTELLIGENCE THAT IS BEING ASSESSED >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT HAS STATED THAT HE WILL NOT TOLERATE DEFUNDING THE POLICE HE SAYS THIS MANY DEMOCRAT LEGISLATURES HAVE NOW DONE SO INCLUDING NEW YORK CITY THIS MORNING, WHAT DOES NOT TOLERATING THIS MOVE LOOK LIFE FROM THE PRESIDENT GRANTED? >> IT MEANS SPEAKING OUT AGAINST IT IT MEANS THIS EXECUTIVE ORDER GIVES ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO POLICE DEPARTMENTS IF THEY NEED MEET CERTAIN STANDARDS

WE WANT SAVE LEASING WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT POLICE OFFICERS ARE TRAINED TO DE- ESCALATE THAT IS WHY THERE IS A SUPPLEMENTARY FUNDING IN THE LETTER EO THAT INCENTIVIZES AND REWARDS POLICE DEPARTMENTS THAT TRAIN THEIR OFFICERS IN DE- ESCALATION, THAT GET RID OF CHOKEHOLD EXCEPT WHEN THERE IS AN INCIDENT OF LETHAL FORCE HE STANDS WITH AMERICA ON THIS 64% OPPOSED DEFUNDING THE POLICE

THAT IS A HUGE NUMBER 57%, ACCORDING TO ANOTHER POLL STAND AGAINST IT LOOK, WHERE AMERICA STANDS IS HERE WE ARE AT A PLACE WHERE 64% OF THE NATION ARE CONCERNED THAT THE GROWING NOTICES SOME OF AMERICA'S POLICE WILL LEAD TO A SHORTAGE OF OFFICERS THAT WILL HARM ALL AMERICANS

IT IS UNACCEPTABLE WHEN YOU HAVE PEOPLE LIKE REPRESENTATIVE CORTEZ SUGGESTING WHERE THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY STANDS THEY ARE TAKING 1 BILLION AWAY FROM POLICE OFFICERS WAS NOT ENOUGH SHE WANTS TO TAKE IT ALL AWAY SHE DOES NOT WANT POLICE OFFICERS THAT IS AN UNACCEPTABLE PROPOSITION

>> Reporter: WHAT IMMEDIATE CHANGES IS THE WHITE HOUSE HELPING TO SEE BY MID NIGHT, STARTING TOMORROW? ARE THERE ANY ELEMENTS OF THE US AND CA THAT MADE BE INJURED BECAUSE OF COVID- 19? >> THE US AND CA, THAT GOES INTO EFFECT

THAT IS A HUGE DEAL, FOR DECADES , KNAACK START WREAKED HAVOC ON AMERICAN SOCIETY, CLOSING ARE FACT DREW THEY HEMORRHAGED AMERICAN MANUFACTURING JOBS THIS IS A WIN IT WILL CREATE 176,000 JOBS AND AT $68 BILLION TO THE ECONOMY IT WILL ADD 28,000 MANUFACTURING JOBS

AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD EXPORTS WILL INCREASE BY 22 BILLION THIS IS A BIG WIN FOR THE PART FARMERS WE EXPECT THAT TO TAKE EFFECT THIS IS A REVERSAL OF DECADES OF FAILED POLICY

THESE ARE HORRIBLE TRADE DEALS THAT THE TRADE AMERICA WORKERS UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP IS FORGOTTEN NO LONGER THANK YOU GUYS >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW LET'S GO TO OUR CORRESPONDENT SHE HAS THE LATEST HEADLINES FOR US FROM NBC NEWS

COM ALEXA, I WILL LET YOU TAKE IT AWAY >> Reporter: THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME WE ARE STARTING WITH CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR PULLING BACK ON THE STATE'S REOPENING PLANS HE IS ORDERING THE CLOSURE OF INDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR CERTAIN BUSINESSES IN 19 COUNTIES BECAUSE OF COVID-19 INFECTIONS

>> INDOOR OPERATIONS, THIS DOES NOT MEAN RESTAURANTS SHUT DOWN, IT MEANS WE ARE TRYING TO TAKE ACT ENTITIES, AS MANY ACTIVITIES AS WE CAN, THESE MIXED ACTIVITIES, THESE CONCENTRATED ACT CITIES AND MOVE THEM OUTDOORS THIS IS A WAY OF MITIGATING THE SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS >> Reporter: CASES ARE RISING AROUND THE COUNTRY WITH SEARCHING OUTBREAKS AND STATE LIKE TEXAS, FLORIDA, AND ARIZONA THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKED ABOUT THE USE OF MATH LISTEN

>> I DO NOT KNOW IF YOU NEED TO MAKE A MANDATORY BECAUSE YOU HAVE MANY PLACES WHERE PEOPLE STAY LONG DISTANCE I AM ALL FOR MASKS IF I WERE IN A GROUP OF PEOPLE AND I WAS CLOSE, I WOULD, I HAVE PEOPLE HAVE SEE ME WEARING ONE >> Reporter: THE RISE IN INFECTIONS IS IMPACTING RETAIL

APPLE IS CLOSING ANOTHER 30 STORES AROUND THE COUNTRY BY THIRD DAY OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS ARE AMONG THE STATES IMPACTED THE COMPANY HAS DONE TWO ROUNDS OF CLOSURES WHICH HAS SHUTTERED 77 STORES'S TARMAC THE MAYOR OF RICHMOND HAS ORDERED THE REMOVAL OF SEVERAL MONUMENTS THROUGHOUT THE CITY TODAY THEY WERE PREVIOUSLY SUPPOSED TO COME DOWN AT THE EARLIEST IN SEPTEMBER

THE MAYOR CITED HIS EMERGENCY POWERS AND SAYS WITH CORONAVIRUS, IF PROTESTERS TAKE DOWN THE MONUMENT, THE RISK GROWS FOR ILLNESS, INJURY, OR DEATH >>> MARK SECKER BERG WILL MEET WITH LEADERS FROM SEVERAL CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS FOLLOWING A GROWING LIST OF COMPANIES BOYCOTTING AT BECAUSE OF THE WAY THE PLATFORM HANDLES HATE SPEECH THE MOVEMENT IS SUPPORTED BY HUNDREDS OF COMPANIES, STARBUCKS AND COCA-COLA TO NAME A FEW THE MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE NEXT WEEK THAT WRAPS UP OUR HEADLINES FOR THIS HOUR

I SEND IT BACK OVER TO YOU >>> THANK YOU SO MUCH ♪ FLORIDA IS SEEING A SURGEON CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS REPORTING OVER 6000 NEW CASES TODAY NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT SAM BROCK IS IN MIAMI BEACH >> Reporter: GOOD AFTERNOON

WE HAVE THE LATEST FIGURES FROM FLORIDA FOR TODAY 6500 NEW CASES, 45 MORE DEATHS THIS IS A TOTAL THAT HAS BEEN SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROL FOR WEEKS WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE STATE WAS IN EARLY JUNE, WE ARE AT 160,000 CASES IN FLORIDA WE HAVE 3550 DEATHS

OVER THE WEEKEND WE SAW BIGGER NUMBERS, ALMOST 10,000 NEW CASES ON SATURDAY, OVER 8000 ON SUNDAY THEY WERE TESTING MORE TODAY, THEY TESTED 45,000 PEOPLE THE PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE WILL TESTING POSITIVE WAS ALMOST AT 17% TO GIVE YOU PERSPECTIVE, OFFICIALS IN CALIFORNIA ARE NERVOUS WHEN THERE POSITIVITY RATES EXCEED 5%

IF IT GETS TO EIGHT PERCENT, THEN THEY WILL BLOW THE ALARM BELLS WE ARE ALMOST 17% IN THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS IN TERMS OF WHAT LEADERS ARE DOING, MANDATORY MASS TOOK EFFECT IN MIAMI BEACH WE SEE BILL WALKING AROUND THIS SHOPPING DISTRICT AND WEARING MASKS THERE HAS AND MORE CONTENTION TO THE NORTH IN PALM BEACH COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS APPROVED A MANDATORY MASK RULE AND PEOPLE BASICALLY BROKE OUT INTO PANDEMONIUM THERE ARE RESIDENTS WHO ARE SUING THE GOVERNMENT THERE CLAIMING THAT THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS ARE BEING INFRINGED UPON WE ALSO HAVE SEEN BEACHES CLOSING AHEAD OF THE HOLIDAY THIS IS NOT JUST IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY BUT IN BROWARD AND MONROE COUNTIES OFFICIALS ARE HOPING THAT THE PACE IS GOING UP AFTER PEOPLE WENT TO THE BEACHES

OFFICIALS WERE HOPING THAT WOULD HELP THIS IS A HUGE HIT TO BUSINESSES 60% OF ALL REVENUES ARE TIED TO TOURISM THE BEACH IS A BIG PART OF THAT ON LINCOLN ROAD, NBC NEWS

BACK TO YOU >>> CALIFORNIA IS REPORTING A 50% INCREASE IN CASES OVER THE PAST TWO WEEKS HOSPITALS ARE NEAR AT CAPACITY OUR CORRESPONDENT JOINS ME NOW EAST OF LOS ANGELES, IN RIVERSIDE, WE ARE HEARING ICU BEDS ARE 99% FULL

WHAT ARE DOCTORS AND NURSES TELLING YOU? >> Reporter: CASES ARE UP BY 50% THIS COMES AS THE GOVERNOR HAS UNVEILED NEW ROLLBACKS OF THE REOPENING PLANS THAT WERE PUT IN PLACE FOR THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA MORE THAN A DOZEN COUNTIES NOW ARE TOLD THAT THERE ARE RESTAURANTS AND WINERIES, MOVIE THEATERS, ALL OF THAT MUST CEASE THAT INCLUDES LOS ANGELES, ORANGE COUNTY, RIVERSIDE COUNTY THE REASON IS BECAUSE IT IS CAUSING AN ONGOING SEARCH OF CASES, 6000 DEATHS HERE IN CALIFORNIA

OVER 220,000 CASES NOW THAT HAS THE CHIEF NURSING OFFICER ANNETTE GREENWOOD WORRIED ABOUT WHAT IS TO COME HERE IS WHAT SHE TOLD ME IN RIVERSIDE >> I WOULD REALLY ASK THAT PEOPLE TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY THIS IS NOT, THIS IS NOT JUST A FANTASY

WE ARE WATCHING PEOPLE COME IN HERE, BE INTUBATED WITHIN A DAY OF ARRIVAL AND MANY PASS AWAY AND SO I ASKED PEOPLE TO TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY MASKING IS A GOOD THING IT WILL HELP CONTAIN THE SPREAD WASHING YOUR HANDS IS HUGE

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE TO GO SOMEWHERE, STAY HOME PROTECT US AND PROTECT EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY BY BEING SMART ABOUT THIS DISEASE NO ONE WANTS THIS TO HAPPEN TO THEM OR THEIR LOVED ONES >>> THE CHIEF NURSING OFFICER IS ALSO TELLING ME THAT WHILE THE FRONTLINE WORK IS OUR VERY GLAD TO BE DOING THEIR JOBS AND ARE DOING IT TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITIES, THERE IS A LEVEL OF FATIGUE GOING ON WITHIN THE HOSPITAL NURSES AND EVERYONE ELSE IS EXHAUSTED

THAT IS WHERE THE PLEA IS WE ARE HERE IN JULY AND THE FRONTLINE HEALTHCARE WORKERS ARE ASKING WEAR A MASK AND BE SAFE >> IT JUST SEEMS LIKE MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE GETTING SICK EVERY SINGLE DAY HOW ARE HOSPITALS PREPARING FOR EVEN MORE PATIENCE? >> Reporter: THE CHIEF NURSING OFFICER AT RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL TOLD ME TODAY THEY HAVE BEEN PRESERVING THEIR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN, USING CDC GUIDELINES THEY CONTINUE TO DO SO

THERE IS NO SHORTAGE AT THAT HOSPITAL BUT SHE SAYS THAT THEY ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF WHAT THE CONCERNS ARE ACROSS THE COUNTRY IF THIS CONTINUES IN THESE STATES, WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN IT COMES TO PERSONAL PROTECTIVE GEAR THAT IS SO CRITICAL FOR CARRYING OUT HEALTHCARE FUNCTIONS AND SAVING PEOPLE'S LIVES? THERE IS A CONCERN OF FATIGUE WHICH WE TALKED ABOUT ICU BEDS, THERE ARE 69 ICU BEDS IN RIVERSIDE 58 OR 59 OF THEM HAVE BEEN OCCUPIED AS OF THIS MORNING THEY CONTINUE TO BRACE FOR A THIRD

THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TO EXPAND WITH MORE ICU BEDS IF THEY HAVE TO THEY ARE HOPING THEY DO NOT NEED TO >> THIS IS THE LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUS IN CALIFORNIA, THANK YOU >>> DR FAUCI SAYS THE COUNTRY IS HEADING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION

HE SAYS NO STATE IS SAFE >> WHEN YOU HAVEN'T OUT LIKE IN ONE PART OF THE COUNTRY, EVEN THOUGH IN OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, THEY ARE DOING WELL, THEY ARE VULNERABLE I MADE THAT VERY CLEARLY LAST WEEK AT A PRESS CONFERENCE WE CANNOT JUST FOCUS ON THOSE AREAS THAT ARE HAVING RESEARCH AND PUT THE ENTIRE COUNTRY AT RISK >>> OUR MEDICAL CONTRIBUTOR JOINS ME NOW

LET'S TALK ABOUT WHAT DR FAUCI SAID EVEN STATES THAT LOCKDOWN EARLY ON AND FLATTEN THE CURVE, THEY ARE AT RISK AS CASES SPIKE WHAT CAN WE POSSIBLY DO? >> THERE IS NOT MUCH WE CAN DO UNFORTUNATELY WHAT WE NEED IS A NATIONAL APPROACH

WE HAVE NOT HAD THAT YOU KNOW THAT VERY WELL THE THE BEGINNING OF FEBRUARY, WHEN WE FIRST HAD THE CASE IN WASHINGTON STATE, WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING THIS YOU CANNOT HAVE MANY DIFFERENT APPROACHES YOU NEED ONE CONSISTENT APPROACH

THAT MEANS WE NEED TO ENFORCE WEARING MASKS, NOT JUST RECOMMENDING IT IF YOU DO NOT WEAR IT, THERE WILL BE A PROBLEM WE NEED TO SEE THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT MODEL MASKS PEOPLE NEED TO WEAR MASKS THE MODELING IS IMPORTANT

THIS COMES TO UNDERSTANDING HOW THE SCIENCE IS EVOLVING TRANSMISSION IS LIKELY WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? UNFORTUNATELY, INDOOR RESTAURANTS, OTHER INDOOR EVENTS, LARGE GATHERING EVENTS LIKE POLITICAL RALLIES, LIKE SINGING CHOIRS, LIKE THE ONE THAT THE VICE PRESIDENT ENJOYED IN PERSON, THOSE EVENTS, IN ADDITION TO INDOOR DINING HAVE TO BE SEIZED FOR US TO BREAK OUT THE TRANSITION NATIONWIDE THIS CANNOT BE A COUNTY APPROACH THIS HAS TO BE A NATIONAL APPROACH

>> WE HAVE YOUR QUESTIONS FOR YOU I WANT TO SKIP AHEAD TO ONE THAT IS ABOUT INDOOR VERSUS OUTDOOR DINING AS WE KNOW, NEW JERSEY AND NEW YORK CITY WILL NOT REOPEN INDOOR DINING A VIEWER WANTS TO KNOW IF INDOOR DINING IS NOT SAFE IS OUTDOOR DINING IN PUBLIC SAFE? IS IT SAFE IF DINERS TAKE MASKS OFF TO EAT? >> IT IS SAFER

IT IS BETTER TO EAT AT HOME EAT HOME-COOKED MEALS THIS IS BETTER THAN OUTDOOR DINING IT IS CERTAINLY SAFER THOUGH >> HOW ABOUT THE FOURTH OF JULY? LOTS OF AMERICANS TYPICALLY CELEBRATE WITH COOKOUTS

HOW SAFE IS IT TO GO SOMEWHERE THAT FOOD IS BEING SHARED OR FOOD IS BEING PREPARED BY OTHERS? >> YOU ARE TAKING A RISK RIGHT NOW, I WOULD SAY, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE SHOULD AND SHOULD NOT BE DOING; WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PANDEMIC IT IS ONLY CONTROLLED BECAUSE OF SEPARATE LEADERSHIP NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO BARBECUE WITH FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS RIGHT NOW, MY ADVICE WOULD BE TO NOT INVADE AND ENGAGE LARGE GATHERINGS

IF YOU HAVE TO GO OUT FOR MEALS, I GET IT DO THIS OUTDOORS DO NOT DO INDOOR DINING I SUGGEST THESE ARE RULES WE LIVE BY MASKS IN PUBLIC, AND IT LOOKED OF LEADER THAT IS WATCHING THIS, IF YOU ARE NOT DOING THAT, YOU ARE LETTING YOUR PEOPLE AND THE PEOPLE WHO VOTED YOU INTO OFFICE

IF A LEADER IS NOT GOING TO TELL YOU TO WEAR A MASK, THAT IS PROBLEMATIC IT WILL AFFECT YOUR HEALTH AND THE HEALTH OF YOUR LOVED ONES >> PEOPLE ARE STILL WONDERING SO MUCH ABOUT WHAT IS OKAY TO DO AS THE WEATHER GETS WARMER PEOPLE WANT TO BE OUTSIDE THEY DO NOT WANT TO BE INDOORS LOOKING AT THE SUNSHINE OUTSIDE

WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF SMART THINGS, BEST PRACTICES, THINGS YOU WITH SAY, IF YOU HAVE GOT TO GO OUT WITH THE FOLKS IN YOUR HOME, THIS IS A GOOD WAY TO DO IT IT IS A SMART THING TO DO THAT MIGHT NOT PUT YOU IN AS MUCH OF A RISK POSITION AS FOR EXAMPLE EATING INSIDER GOING TO A RESTAURANT >> THIS IS A GREAT QUESTION THE THINGS THAT WE NORMALLY LIKE TO DO AND ENJOY OUTSIDE, WE SHOULD DO THAT RUNNING IS FINE

CYCLING IS EXCELLENT IF YOU HAVE A BIKE, GO FOR A BIKE RIGHT THAT IS SOMETHING THAT IS GREAT TO DO WALK BY THE BEACH PART OF THIS IS THAT THE RISK IS LESS INDOORS

IF YOU ARE WEARING A MASK AND YOU ARE OUTDOORS BY THE BEACH, THAT COUPLED WITH AIR AND AERODYNAMICS, YOU WILL MINIMIZE TRANSITION THIS IS VERSUS INDOORS WHERE YOU DON'T HAVE THE BENEFIT OF AERODYNAMICS MOST ACTIVITIES THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO ENJOY AT THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE SAFE WE HAVE TO BE MINDFUL OF INDIVIDUAL SPACE WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO JUST WALK BY THE BEACH IF NOT LAY OUT ON THE BEACH ITSELF

WITHIN THE GUARDRAILS THAT HAVE BEEN STIPULATED, IT IS OKAY TO BE OUT SIDE THIS IS A GREAT PROTECTIVE THING TO DO TO STAVE OFF INFECTION >> THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ANSWERING THESE QUESTIONS SOMEONE IN THE NEWS WAS TALKING ABOUT THIS ALL DAY LONG I STILL SECOND- GUESS THE DECISIONS I AM MAKING EVERY DAY BECAUSE THIS IS NEW TERRITORY FOR ALL OF US

WE ARE NOT SURE RIGHT VERSUS WRONG THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR MEDICAL EXPERTISE AND FOR BEING WITH US AGAIN >> THANK YOU >>> ARIZONA IS HITTING A RECORD TODAY NEARLY 5000 NEW CASES IN THE LAST 24 HOURS

THERE IS A RECORD NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS ALL OF THIS IS HAPPENING WHILE THE VICE PRESIDENT VISIT THE STATE NBC NEWS POLITICAL REPORTER IS IN PHOENIX RON, LET'S TALK ABOUT WHAT KIND OF A SITUATION THE VICE PRESIDENT FLEW INTO TODAY? >> Reporter: ALLISON, THE VICE PRESIDENT FLEW IN TO ARIZONA AS A RECORD NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS WERE RECORDED THERE WAS A RECORD NUMBER OF CASES, 4800

88 MORE PEOPLE IN ARIZONA WERE REPORTED TO HAVE DIED THIS IS A CRISIS HERE IN ARIZONA THE NUMBERS HAVE SUGGESTED THAT FOR A MONTH AND A HALF NOW IT HAS BEEN MORE THAN A MONTH AND A HALF THE PRESIDENT ACTUALLY CAME OUT TO THE STATE ON MAY 5

ON MAY 5, I DID A NEWS REPORT WITH YOU AT THAT TIME, I TOLD YOU THAT THERE WAS A RECORD NUMBER OF CASES AND A RECORD NUMBER OF DEATHS FAST FORWARD TWO MONTHS WE ARE HERE AND WE ARE SAYING THE SAME THING YOU HAVE SEEN THE NUMBERS ABSOLUTELY EXPONENTIALLY SKYROCKET

THIS IS TO A POINT WHERE THE CRISIS THAT WE ARE DEALING WITH HAS BEEN IMPLEMENTED AT ARIZONA HOSPITALS THIS ALLOWS HOSPITALS TO BEGIN TREATING PATIENTS BASED ON ESSENTIALLY NEED TRIAGE THEY ARE DETERMINING WITH LIMITED RESOURCES, THE BEST PATIENTS THAT HAVE THE BEST SHOT OF LIVING LONG TERM THIS IS WHAT THE VICE PRESIDENT FLEW IN HERE TODAY, IT WAS A DIRE SITUATION

THERE IS A LACK OF UNDERSTANDING OF THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE VIRUS HAS SPREAD HERE ALSO, THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE HOSPITAL SYSTEM IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO BEAR THE BRUNT OF IT HAS BEEN MISUNDERSTOOD >> I KNOW DAY AFTER DAY YOU HAVE BEEN ASKING THE GOVERNOR, ASKING ALL SORTS OF OFFICIALS QUESTIONS ABOUT DEPTH THEY ARE TAKING TO SLOW THE SPREAD ANY NEW RESTRICTIONS, ANYTHING NEW TODAY? >> Reporter: I TALKED TO THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES DIRECTOR AND SHE STOPPED AND TALKED WITH ME RIGHT BEFORE GOING TO THE BRIEFING I SAID WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE TO IMPLEMENT A STAY-AT-HOME ORDER

SHE TOLD ME THAT RIGHT NOW, THIS IS A TARGETED APPROACH THERE ARE CONSEQUENCES TO ISOLATING FOLKS AT HOME THERE ARE OF COURSE THE QUESTION IS, CAN THE SPREAD STOP WITHOUT SUCH A STAY-AT-HOME ORDER? THE VICE PRESIDENT WAS ASKED ABOUT THAT HE PUSHED THE QUESTION ASIDE

HE IS SUGGESTING THAT THE GOVERNOR WAS DOING WHAT HE COULD IN HIS TARGETED EFFORTS IN THE EXECUTIVE ORDERS ON MONDAY HE CLOSED GYMNASIUMS AND MOVIE THEATERS HE CLOSED BARS RESTAURANTS ARE STILL OPEN RETAILERS ARE STILL OPEN

MALLS ARE STILL OPEN LIFE IS VERY MUCH NORMAL HERE IN THIS STATE ALLISON THIS IS A TIME IN WHICH THESE NUMBERS ARE FAR FROM APPEARING TO GO IN ANY DIRECTION BUT UP >> THE VICE PRESIDENT HAS SAID THAT REOPENING TOO QUICKLY IS NOT WHAT IS CAUSING SPIKES IN PLACES LIKE ARIZONA HOW DOES THAT TRACK WITH WHAT LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE SAYING AND THE DATA THAT YOU ARE SEEING IN ARIZONA? >> Reporter: IT DOES NOT TRACK WITH THE DATA

THE VICE PRESIDENT MADE THOSE COMMENTS LAST NIGHT AT A CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE BRIEFING HE WAS SUGGESTING THAT THEY REOPENING'S OF TEXAS, FLORIDA, AND ARIZONA WERE NOT THE DIRECT CORRELATION WITH THE RISE IN NUMBERS IF YOU LOOK AT THE DATA, LET'S LOOK AT THE PERCENT POSITIVE CASES THE STAY-AT-HOME ORDER IN TAXES LISTED ON APRIL 30, TWO WEEKS LATER, THAT PERCENT POSITIVE NUMBER STARTED TO GO UP LOOK OVER TO FLORIDA

THE STAY-AT-HOME ORDER LIFTED AFTER THE INCUBATION PERIOD THE NUMBER STARTED TO GO UP HERE IN ARIZONA, IT WAS EARLY MAY WHEN RESTAURANTS AND RETAIL OPENED THE STAY-AT-HOME ORDER EXPIRED MAY 15 THAT IS WHEN THE NUMBER STARTED TO GO UP

THERE IS A ROSY PICTURE PAINTED AGAIN BY THE VICE PRESIDENT WHO WE SHOULD NOTE URGED FOLKS TO TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY HE SAID TO WEAR A MASK AND SOCIALLY DISTANCE AND WASH THEIR HANDS AT THE SAME TIME, THE VICE PRESIDENT WAS PAINTING A MUCH ROSIER PICTURE WHEN ASKED ABOUT HOSPITALIZATION, HE SAID THEY HAVE CAPACITY WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? YOU HAVE A CAPITAL HOSPITALS HERE IN THERE

PATIENTS HAVE HAD TO BE TRANSFERRED BECAUSE THERE ARE CERTAIN HOSPITALS THAT HAVE ALREADY HIT CAPACITY IN YUMA, THE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, THEY HAVE HAD TO CONSISTENTLY SEND PATIENTS TO TUCSON BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE THE STAFF AND PERSONNEL AND THE BED CAPACITY IN ORDER TO TREAT THOSE PATIENTS SO IF YOU LOOK AT A PERCENTAGE, THERE IS A FEW BETS AROUND THE STATE WHAT YOU JUST SAW HERE IS A 28% POSITIVE RATE NOW IN THE STATE THIS MEANS THAT THE EXPOSURE RATE IS ONLY GOING TO CONTINUE TO INCREASE

HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE ONLY GOING TO CONTINUE TO INCREASE, AT LEAST OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS ALLISON WHAT WE JUST HEARD, IN TERMS OF THIS ROSY PICTURE, OR PERHAPS NOT A ROSY PICTURE BUT IN TRYING TO PAINT THIS AS NOT AS BAD OF A DIRE SITUATION AS IT IS, THIS DOES NOT MATCH WITH THE DATA AND WHAT WE ARE HEARING FROM HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS AND THE HOSPITALS IN THE STATE >> THE VICE PRESIDENT WAS PLANNING A CAMPAIGN EVENT IN TUCSON HE DECIDED AGAINST IT DID HE SAY WHY? >> Reporter: THE VICE PRESIDENT DID ITERATE THE MESSAGE HERE TODAY TO WEAR MASKS ON SUNDAY

HE SAID WEAR A MASK TODAY, PRESIDENT TRUMP ALSO, FOR THE FIRST TIME URGED PEOPLE TO WEAR A MASK JUST EIGHT DAYS AGO, WE TALKED WITH YOU 15 MILES NORTH OF HERE, AT A CHURCH WHERE MORE THAN 3000 FOLKS GATHERED WITH ALMOST NOT A SOUL WEARING A MASK THE VICE PRESIDENT, I CAN TELL YOU, IN TERMS OF REPORTING, HE DECIDED TO CANCEL THE EVENT THIS WAS AS THE NUMBERS SURGED

THERE IS NO EXPLANATION AS TO WHY THE PRESIDENT HELD AN EVENT WITHOUT PEOPLE IN MASKS JUST ONE WEEK AGO THE REALITY IS IS THAT THAT IS THE DECISION THAT HAS BEEN MADE BY THE VICE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE IS A BIG QUESTION MARK ABOUT WHERE THE STATE IS HEADED AND WHERE THE TRAJECTORY IS HERE RIGHT NOW ALLISON >> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU SO MUCH MY FRIEND >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

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>>> PEOPLE THINK WE LIVE IN A POST-RACIAL AMERICA WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA TRYING TO RAISE HER SON, I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME AND SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PENNY TELL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS YOU DO NOT FEEL LESS THAN

THAT IS MY THING >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> FAMILIES OF FALLEN TROOPS DEMANDING ANSWERS AFTER REPORTS THAT RUSSIA PAY TALIBAN MILITANTS TO KILL US

TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN NBC NEWS HAS NOT CONFIRMED THAT ANY US SOLDIERED DIED BECAUSE OF THOSE BOUNTIES HERE IS A MOTHER WHOSE SON WAS KILLED LAST JULY

>> I WOULD LIKE SOMEONE TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THIS YOU KNOW, MY CONCERN IS, YOU KNOW, THE MEN AND WOMEN THAT WERE OVER THERE LAST YEAR, AND THEY ARE STILL OVER THERE RIGHT NOW YOU KNOW, IS THIS STILL A CONTINUAL THREAT FOR THEM? IF THEY REALLY DID KNOW ABOUT THIS, IF THEY DID , YOU KNOW, WHY WASN'T ANYTHING DONE OR PRECAUTIONS TAKEN? >> THE FATHER OF A MARINE KILLED BY A ROADSIDE BOMB IN AFGHANISTAN LAST YEAR ALSO SPOKE WITH NBC NEWS HE WANTS TO KNOW WHY HE HAS NOT HEARD DIRECTLY FROM THE PRESIDENT SAYING QUOTE ISN'T IT ENOUGH THE WE ARE GOING THROUGH THAT NO ONE HAS COME FORWARD WITH ANYTHING AT ALL NBC NEWS

COM SENIOR WHITE HOUSE REPORTER SHANNON PETTY JOINS ME NOW SHANNON, WHAT IS THE LATEST FROM THE ADMINISTRATION ON THIS? >> Reporter: WELL, THE PRESS SECRETARY GAVE A LITTLE BIT MORE INSIGHT AT HER PRESS BRIEFING ON ACTUALLY WHY THE PRESIDENT HAS NOT BEEN BRIEFED AND THEY ARE PLACING THE BLAME ON A CAREER CIA OFFICIAL LISTEN FROM TODAY >> IT WAS A CAREER CY IA OFFICE THERE WITH MORE THAN 30 YEARS TENURE WHO MADE THE DECISION NOT TO BRIEF US THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR AGREED WITH THAT DECISION

SHE IS AN EXCELLENT OFFICER AND DOES GREAT WORK SHE MADE THE DECISION NOT TO BRIEF UP IT WAS THE RIGHT DECISION IT IS STILL UNVERIFIED >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT, WE HEARD FROM HIM A FEW TIMES

HE HAS TWEETED TWICE TODAY CALLING THIS A HOAX OTHER TOP SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS ARE ECHOING THAT LANGUAGE THEY ARE SAYING THAT THIS IS A HOAX AND THEY ARE CONTINUING SAYING THAT THIS EVIDENCE DOES NOT CORROBORATE AND DOES NOT VALIDATE THE FACTS IF THIS INFORMATION WAS GIVEN TO THE PRESIDENT, HE WOULD HAVE QUESTIONED THE AUTHENTICITY THIS ADMINISTRATION IS DOUBLING DOWN THAT IT WAS NOT APPROPRIATE TO BRIEF UP

>> THE PRESIDENT IS STILL SAYING THAT HE WAS NOT BRIEFED ON THIS INTELLIGENCE HOW IS THE WHITE HOUSE EXPLAINING THAT ASPECT OF THIS? >> Reporter: WELL, WE GOT SOME ADDITIONAL REPORTING ON THAT MEMBERS OF CONGRESS HAD ACTUALLY BEEN BRIEFED ON THIS BEFORE THE NEW YORK TIMES STORY CAME OUT BACK IN 2019, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WERE BRIEFED ON THIS THE PRESIDENT WAS NOT

WHAT WE HAVE FOUND OUT SO FAR AND WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN TOLD ABOUT THIS IS THAT HE HAS BEEN BROUGHT UP TO SPEED THIS IS ONLY AFTER THE FIRST NEWS REPORTS STARTED COMING OUT A COUPLE DAYS AGO >> STICKING WITH THE TOPIC OF BRIEFING, TOP LAWMAKERS KNOWN AS THE GANG OF EIGHT WILL BE BRIEFED ON THIS INTELLIGENCE TOMORROW HOW WILL THAT BE DIFFERENT FROM THE SEPARATE BRIEFING FOR REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS EARLIER THIS WEEK? >> IT IS ASSUMED THAT THIS BRIEFING WILL GET A LOT MORE INTO THE ACTUAL INTELLIGENCE IN THE CLASSIFIED INFORMATION THAT THE US

GOVERNMENT HAS IT WILL BE LESS OF A POLITICAL BRIEFING THERE WERE DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS WHO WERE BROUGHT TO THE WHITE HOUSE THEY WERE REAPED BY A NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR ALSO, MARK MEADOWS, THE CHIEF OF STAFF WILL REMEMBER THE CONVERSATION WHERE THE BRIEFINGS WERE LED

HE IS NOT AN INTELLIGENT EXPERT BY ANY MEANS THERE WAS NOT, THERE WAS NOT THE LEVEL OF CLASSIFY INFORMATION PRESENTED THE BRIEFING TO THE GANG OF EIGHT INCLUDES THE LEADERSHIP THAT WILL BE CARRIED OUT AT THE HOUSE IN A SECURED FACILITY WHERE CLASSIFIED INFORMATION CAN BE DISCUSSED THE HEAD OF THE CIA WILL BE INVOLVED IN EVERYTHING

>> SHANNON, TODAY IS JULY 1 A LOT OF AMERICANS HAVE TO PAY THEIR RENT, THEIR MORTGAGE, AND A LOT OF PEOPLE STILL NOT WORKING BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS RESIDENT TRUMP SAYS THAT HE SUPPORTS STIMULUS CHECKS IN THE NEXT CORONAVIRUS BILL HERE IS WHAT HE TOLD FOX >> I DO

I SUPPORT IT IT HAS TO BE DONE PROPERLY I SUPPORT LARGER NUMBERS THAN THE DEMOCRATS IT HAS GOT TO BE DONE PROPERLY WE HAD SOMETHING WHERE THEY WANTED, IT GAVE YOU A DISINCENTIVE TO WORK THE LAST TIME

>> TO KNOW SPECIFICALLY WHAT THE PRESIDENT WANTS TO SEE IN THE NEXT PACKAGE? >> Reporter: HE HAS RAISED THIS A COUPLE TIMES, THIS IDEA OF DIRECT PAYMENTS TO PEOPLE HE WENT ON FOR A BIT MORE HE WAS TALKING ABOUT THE IDEA THAT THE CURRENT STIMULUS DID NOT INCENTIVIZE PEOPLE TO WORK THIS WAS BECAUSE THEY COULD MAKE MORE ON UNEMPLOYMENT IN SOME CASES THEN THEY COULD WORKING BECAUSE OF THE INITIAL $600 PAYMENT THAT HAS BEEN A CRITICISM OF REPUBLICANS ABOUT THE MEASURES

SO THE PRESIDENT IS WANTING TO NOT INCENTIVIZE PEOPLE TO STAY UNEMPLOYED HE WANTS TO GET PEOPLE LESS MONEY THAN THEY WOULD IF THEY WERE EMPLOYED >> THIS IS THE LATEST FROM THE WHITE HOUSE, THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> RUSSIA IS DENYING REPORTS ABOUT THE BOUNTIES TO KILL US

TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN THE SECRETARY OF STATE REFUSED TO DISCLOSE WHAT HE KNEW ABOUT THE INTELLIGENCE THAT SAID THAT RUSSIAN ACTIVITY AGAINST THE US AND AFGHANISTAN WAS NOT SURPRISING >> THE FACT THAT THE RUSSIANS ARE ENGAGED IN AFGHANISTAN IN A WAY THAT IS ADVERSE TO THE UNITED STATES IS NOTHING NEW

WITH GREAT FREQUENCY, WHEN I SPEAK TO MY COUNTERPARTS, WE TALK ABOUT AFGHANISTAN WE TALK ABOUT THE FACT THAT WE DO NOT WANT THEM ENGAGED IN THIS JUST SO EVERYBODY CAN BE LEVEL SET, MONEY FLOWING TO AFGHANISTAN TO SUPPORT THE TALIBAN HAS BEEN GOING ON SINCE WE WENT TO AFGHANISTAN THIS WAS SINCE TWO DECADES AGO >> NBC NEWS NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS REPORTER JOINS ME NOW

RUSSIAN A GRANDSON AGAINST THE US AND OF ANNISTON GOES BACK YEARS WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE HISTORY? >> Reporter: SO RUSSIA'S ATTITUDE HAS EVOLVED IF YOU GO BACK TO THE 9/11 ATTACKS, RUSSIA WAS READY TO HELP THE UNITED STATES WHEN AMERICA LAUNCHED THAT MILITARY ACTION TO TOPPLE THE TALIBAN THAT RULED AFGHANISTAN AT THAT POINT

OVER TIME, RUSSIA BECAME WARY BASED ON THE IDEA OF PERMANENT US BASES IN AFGHANISTAN, AND WHAT THEY CONSIDER THEIR BACKYARD, THEY STARTED TO PLACE THEIR BETS THEY STARTED TO FORGE THEIR OWN PATH

AND AS THE SECRETARY SAID, THEY REACHED OUT TO THE TALIBAN THEY DECIDED THAT IT WAS NOT A BAD THING TO SEE THE US LEAVE >> WHAT ARE RUSSIA'S INTERESTS IN AFGHANISTAN

>> YOU KNOW, THEY BELIEVE THAT THEY HAVE REALLY IMPORTANT INTEREST THERE AGAIN, THEY SEE IT AS THEIR BACKYARD THEY DO NOT WANT ISLAMIC EXTREMISM SPREADING FROM AFGHANISTAN THROUGH THE ETHNIC POPULATION TO LIVE IN THEIR TERRITORY THEY ARE VERY WARY OF MUSLIM EXTREMISTS FROM THEIR VIEW THEY COULD SPILL OVER INTO RUSSIA

THAT IS ONE INTEREST THEY ALSO SIMPLY DO NOT WANT TO SEE THE UNITED STATES SUCCESSFUL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, MUCH LESS IN A PLACE THAT IS NOT FAR FROM THEIR BORDER THE PRESIDENT IS OFTEN CRITICIZED FOR BEING TOO SOFT ON RUSSIA >> COULD THESE DATA REPORTS CHANGE THAT OR FURTHER INCREASE TENSIONS BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND RUSSIA? >> Reporter: IT IS GOING TO INCREASE TENSIONS BETWEEN RUSSIA AND THE UNITED STATES AND, OF COURSE, TRUMP AS A PRESIDENT HAS AND VERY RELUCTANT TO SAY CRITICAL THINGS ABOUT RUSSIA AND ABOUT THE RUSSIAN PRESIDENT

HOWEVER, HIS DEPUTIES AND SOME OF HIS OFFICIALS INCLUDING THE SECRETARY OF STATE ARE QUITE HAWKISH ABOUT RUSSIA THEY HAVE ADVOCATED SANCTIONS WE DO HAVE A STRONGER PRESENCE IN EASTERN EUROPE I THINK THAT THE JURY IS OUT THE PRESIDENT MIGHT GET TREVOR WITH RUSSIA

>> THE US HAS BEEN WORKING TO BROKER A PEACE DEAL WITH THE TALIBAN WHAT IS THE CURRENT SITUATION? HOW COULD THIS PLAY IN? >> Reporter: WELL THIS OBVIOUSLY DOES NOT HELP THAT EFFORT, THIS WHOLE SORT OF DEBATE AND CONTROVERSY OVER WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS UP TO THIS IS SOMETHING ALSO TRUMP HAS PUSHED FOR

AND, THE TALKS HAVE BEEN AN UPHILL STRUGGLE LET'S PUT IT THAT WAY THERE WERE SUPPOSED TO BE DIRECT PEACE TALKS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MARCH BETWEEN THE TALIBAN AND THE AFGHAN GOVERNMENT IT HAS NOT HAPPENED YET PRESIDENT TRUMP'S ENVOY IS SAYING THAT HE THINKS THEY ARE CLOSE TO GETTING PEACE TALKS STARTED

THERE IS A LONG WAY TO GO BEFORE WE CAN TALK ABOUT ENDING A WAR THERE >> FOR SURE WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS THERE AND, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> THANK YOU

>>> WALL STREET WRAPPED UP ITS SECOND-QUARTER YESTERDAY APRIL, MAY, AND JUNE WAS THE BEST QUARTER FOR STOCKS IN DECADES OUR COUNTRY WAS FULLY ENGULFED IN A PANDEMIC CALEB SOBER IS HERE TO EXPLAIN HOW THE HECK WALL STREET IS DOING SO WELL WHILE AMERICANS ARE SUFFERING IT IS GREAT TO SEE YOU

LET'S TALK ABOUT THE NUMBERS HERE PERCENTAGEWISE, THIS WAS THE DOUBT'S BEST QUARTER SINCE 1987 THIS WAS THE BEST OF THE NASDAQ DID SINCE 1999 >> Reporter: THEY CAME OFF A VERY LOW BASE THE FACT IS A BEAR MARKET HISTORY AND A REBOUND

WHEN YOU GO TO EXTREME LOWS, THE WRITEUP CAN BE QUICK YOU ARE NOT WRONG THE CAPITAL MARKETS AND THE ECONOMY HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE DIVERGENT AND NEVER BEEN MORE DIVORCED THEY DO NOT ALWAYS WALK HAND AND HAND THAT THEY ARE WALKING IN SEVERAL PLACES INVESTORS ARE MAKING LONG-TERM BETS ON THE FUTURE, NOT 2020 BETS, 2022 BETS

THEY BELIEVE PROFITS WILL RETURN THINGS WILL START GOING AGAIN THEY BELIEVE THEY WILL DO BETTER RIGHT NOW, THE ECONOMY COULD NOT BE WORSE THE STOCK MARKET HAS RECOVERED VERY STRONGLY

>> LET'S TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THE FUTURE OPTIMISM AT THE START OF THIS QUARTER, LET'S GO BACK TO EARLY APRIL WE WERE REALLY IN THE EARLY STAGE OF THE PANDEMIC UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS WERE CRAZY I MEAN, WE WERE STILL SEEING WEEKLY JOBLESS CLAIMS OF OVER 6 MILLION IN EARLY APRIL

THEY STILL HAVE NOT COME BELOW 1 MILLION A WEEK HOW IS IT ON THE ONE AND YOU COULD HAVE MILLIONS OF AMERICANS OUT OF WORK, THE ECONOMY SHUT DOWN, AND INVESTORS ARE THINKING THINGS ARE GOING TO BE OKAY POTENTIALLY THEY ARE BRINGING THE MARKETS BACK >> Reporter: YOU HAVE THE SUPPORT OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE WHICH HAS PUT TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS INTO THE FINANCIAL MARKETS , INTO BANKS THEY HAVE BEEN STARTING TO BUY CORPORATE BONDS

THEY ARE PUTTING A SAFETY NET UNDER INVESTORS THAT ARE INVESTING IN THESE COMPANIES, WHETHER IT IS SHAREHOLDERS OR BONDHOLDERS YOU HAVE A MASSIVE SAFETY NET INTEREST RATES ARE AT OR NEAR ZERO FOR INVESTORS LOOKING FOR YIELDS, LOOKING TO PUT THEIR MONEY TO WORK, MONEY IS LIKE WATER IT NEEDS A PLACE TO GO

THEY ARE NOT GOING TO GET IT IN THE TREASURY MARKET OR IN THE BOND MARKET EXCEPT IN THE CORPORATE BOND MARKET WHERE THE FED IS THEY WILL NOT GET IT IN MONEY MARKETS WHERE THEY YIELD IS 15% STARKS ARE THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN CONSIDER THIS

AS OF THE END OF THE FIRST QUARTER, THERE WAS A RECORD AMOUNT OF MONEY IN MONEY MARKET FUNDS INVESTORS PULLED MONEY OUT AT THE END OF 2019 THEY STUFFED IT IN MONEY MARKET FUNDS THEY WERE AFRAID OF A RECESSION THEY HAD NO IDEA COVID-19 WAS COMING

COVID-19 CAME AND THE MONEY STAYED ON THE SIDELINES IT HAS GOT TO COME BACK AT SOME POINT THAT IS THE BELIEF THAT MONEY WILL COME BACK TO THE MARKET IT ALREADY HAS WITH RETAIL INVESTORS >> TODAY WE STARTED THE THIRD QUARTER

THE NASDAQ AND SMP WERE BOTH UP THE DOW WAS DOWN SLIGHTLY WHEN IS THE OUTLOOK FOR THE NEXT THREE MONTHS? A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE WORRIED THAT ANOTHER MARKET ROUTE COULD BE COMING >> YES, IF YOU LOOK BACK AT HISTORY, 2008 AND 2009, 1999, 2001 YOU HAVE A BIG STEEP RECOVERY

THEN YOU SAW THE MARKETS FALL 10 OR 15% AS THEY RE-CORRECTED BECAUSE THE ECONOMY WAS NOT IN GOOD SHAPE THAT IS CALLED A W RECOVERY THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE IN THAT CAMP A LOT OF DEBTS FOR THE FUTURE, STOCKS WILL GO DOWN AT THE SAME TIME, THERE IS MONEY ON THE SIDELINES

THE STOCK MARKET INCREASE, YOU MENTIONED TECH STOCK WITH NASDAQ AND THE S&P 500 MAKING A RECORD HIGH THAT IS FIVE STOCKS THAT ARE DRIVING IT IT IS AMAZON, FACEBOOK, MICROSOFT, AND GOOGLE THEY ARE 21% TECH STOCKS ARE LIFTING EVERYTHING UP

OTHER SECTORS, INDUSTRIALS, FINANCIALS, HOPEFULLY, HOPEFULLY THEY WILL JOIN THE RALLY AND THERE WILL BE A STRONGER BASE THAT CONSOLIDATE THE MARKETS COULD GO UP ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN THERE WILL BE A HUGE JOBS REPORT TOMORROW WE WILL PROBABLY SEE A GAIN OF 3 MILLION JOBS FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE

WE ARE IN THIS VERY DICEY PERIOD IN THE ECONOMY RIGHT NOW WITH CAPITAL MARKET AND INDUSTRIES BETTING THAT STOCKS WILL GO HIGHER >> TOMORROW IS GOING TO BE SUCH AN INTERESTING DAY ALL RIGHT, SO, HOW DO YOU PLAY THIS? IF YOU ARE SOMEONE WHO IS INVESTED RIGHT NOW, WHAT DO YOU DO? IF YOU ARE SOMEBODY ON THE SIDELINES THINKING ALL RIGHT, WHEN I AM BACK ON MY FEET, WHEN MY JOB IS SECURE AND MY INCOME IS STEADY, I WANT TO PUT MORE MONEY IN RETIREMENT, SOME SORT OF FUND, START MAKING BACK SOME OF WHAT I LOST, WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THOSE DIFFERENT GROUPS OF PEOPLE? WHAT DO YOU DO DURING A CRAZY YEAR LIKE THIS? >> YOU HAVE GOT TO KNOW HOW TO INVEST IN VOLATILE TIMES ANYBODY WHO DOES NOT NEED THE MONEY IN THREE, FIVE, SEVEN YEARS, THE STOCK MARKETS WILL GROW THE MOST INTEREST RATES ARE SO LOW

YOU ARE NOT GETTING MONEY FROM THE BANK STOCK MARKETS RETURN FIVE OR 7% A YEAR ON AVERAGE IT MAY NOT HAPPEN THIS YEAR BUT WE HAVE HAD SUBSTANTIAL RETURNS IF YOU NEED THE MONEY IN AN EMERGENCY OR YOU THINK YOU WILL NEED MONEY IN 6 TO 12 MONTHS AND IT IS IN THE STOCK MARKET, THAT IS NOT THE BEST PLACE FOR IT IF YOU WANT TO RETIRE IN 10 YEARS OR 20 YEARS, IF YOU WANT TO PAY FOR TODAY'S EDUCATION, THE STOCK MARKET IS THE PLACE WHERE IT WILL GROW

THE BEST TIME TO START INVESTING WAS YESTERDAY THE SECOND BEST DAY IS TODAY LITTLE BY LITTLE, SPREAD YOUR RISK AROUND, DO NOT BET IT ALL IN ONE STOCK, COMPANY, OR SECTOR SPREAD THE RISK DO THIS A LITTLE BIT AT A TIME

YOU WILL SEE THE COMPOUND INTEREST OVER TIME >> I ALWAYS LOVE SPEAKING ABOUT THIS STUFF, ESPECIALLY WITH YOU THANK YOU FOR COMING ON THIS HAS BEEN AN UNBELIEVABLE QUARTER IN SPITE OF ALL THAT IS GOING ON IN THE COUNTRY >> Reporter: THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME, ALWAYS A PLEASURE

>>> THEY BUILT COVID-19 UNITS IN HOSPITALS, THEY TREATED ILL PATIENTS AND LOST MANY TO THE CORONAVIRUS NOW SOME DOCTORS ARE GETTING PAY CUTS NBC NEWS HAS THE STORY >> I ALMOST GET NERVOUS DRIVING IT I DO NOT KNOW LIKE WHAT OTHER PEOPLE CAN HANDLE

THERE ARE SO MANY PATIENTS WHO REQUIRE THAT LEVEL OF CARE WE ARE JUST STARTING EACH OF THESE PATIENTS HAS A TUBE DOWN HER THROAT THEY WERE JUST CHASING DEATH AT ALL TIMES >> Reporter: DOCTORS ARE DEALING WITH A CRASH OF CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS

>> I AM SEEING PATIENTS THAT HAVE BEEN HERE SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC WE HAVE HAD PATIENTS THAT ARE ON DAY 60, 60+ WITH THE INFECTION >> Reporter: LAURA AND KATHY OUR RESIDENTS AT RUTGERS UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL IN NEWARK NEW JERSEY >> IT REQUIRES A UNIFIED EFFORT AND IT STILL DOES IT IS NOT OVER >> Reporter: CORONAVIRUS CASES SURGE

THEY WERE ON THE FRONT LINES NOW, AFTER THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL STRESS OF FIGHTING A PANDEMIC, THEY ARE ALSO FACING FINANCIAL STRESS'S EMAC WE WILL BE RECEIVING A SALARY CUT >> Reporter: IN JUNE, ROCKERS DECLARED A FISCAL EMERGENCY, PROJECTING A $260 MILLION NEGATIVE CHANGE IN FUND OPERATIONS BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS THE UNIVERSITY FIRST RAGES FOR 20,000 EMPLOYEES INCLUDING MEDICAL RESIDENTS WHO ARE TRAINING COVID-19 PATIENTS

RESIDENTS ARE NOTORIOUSLY UNDERPAID AND THEY ARE OVERWORKED WHAT IS YOUR HOURLY WAGE? >> I TAKE HIM JUST UNDER $1700 EVERY TWO WEEKS WHEN YOU DIVIDE THAT BY THE 80 HOURS PER WEEK, IT WORKS OUT TO $1061

>> YOU ARE MAKING $10 AN HOUR? >> YES >> Reporter: WHAT DO YOU MAKE? >> I AM EARNING $856 >> Reporter: WRECKERS SAYS IT'S FISCAL EMERGENCY RED LED TO THE POSTPONEMENT OF SCHEDULED WAGE INCREASES ACCORDING TO THE UNIVERSITY, THAT WAGE FREEZE IS ALLOWED BY THE LABOR CONTRACT IT HAS WITH ITS RESIDENTS

SENIOR ADMINISTRATORS WILL ALSO BE TAKING A FIVE OR 10% PAY CUT ROCKERS ALSO TOLD US GETTING NEXT WEEK, RESIDENTS WILL RECEIVE SUPPLEMENTAL PAY FOR THEIR EFFORTS FIGHTING THE PANDEMIC BEFORE THIS, THEY WERE NOT RECEIVING HAZARD PAY THIS IS NOT THE ONLY PLACE THE DOCTOR IS BEING IMPACTED ACCORDING TO A STUDY FROM THE PHYSICIAN'S FOUNDATION, 18% OF DOCTORS TREATING COVID-19 PATIENTS HAVE BEEN FURLOUGHED OR RECEIVED A PAY CUT DURING THE PANDEMIC

>> I THINK HOSPITALS ACROSS THE BOARD, THEY HAVE TO MAINTAIN A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF MONEY AND NONPROFITS DO AS WELL YOU KNOW, WHEN THERE WAS A SHUTDOWN, THEY SAW A HUGE DECREASE IN REVENUE THEY ARE GOING TO RESPOND THE WAY A LOT OF BUSINESSES RESPOND BY CUTTING HOURS AND LETTING PEOPLE GO THE PEOPLE ON THE FRONT LINES, THEY ARE GOING THROUGH SOME OF THE MOST DIFFICULT CLINICAL TIMES WITH PATIENTS THAT THEY HAVE EVER HAD MANY OF THEM ARE EMBARKING ON TERRITORY THEY NEVER THOUGHT THEY WOULD EMBARK ON

>> THEY ARE DOING WHAT THEY LOVED TO DO BUT THEY ARE BEING ASKED TO DO IT ON STEROIDS IT IS EXCEEDINGLY DIFFICULT >> Reporter: ROCKERS DECLARED A FINANCIAL EMERGENCY AND HOSPITALS ARE SAYING WE ARE ALSO IN A CRISIS FINANCIALLY BECAUSE OF THIS WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THAT? >> THROUGH THESE OPEN CONVERSATIONS WE HAVE HAD WHERE WE GET TO ACTUALLY SEE THEIR FINANCIALS, WE KNOW THAT THEY HAVE 583 $1 MILLION IN TRUE UNRESTRICTED FUNDS

THESE ARE LIQUID ASSETS THAT THE UNIVERSITY CAN USE AT ITS DISCRETION THEY COULD BUILD ANOTHER FINE ARTS INSTITUTION, ANOTHER PARKING WORD, OR THEY COULD USE IT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEIR EMPLOYEES DID NOT HAVE TO TAKE SALARY CUTS OR GET LAID OFF >> Reporter: WRECKERS IS DRAWING UPON ITS RESERVE FUNDS AND WILL USE THEM IN 2021 AS WELL >> WE ARE NOT ASKING FOR ANYTHING EXTRAORDINARY WE ARE ASKING FOR THE MONEY THAT IS IN THE CONTRACT

THAT IS A FAIR WAGE WE HAVE BEEN ALL PUTTING OUR LIVES ON THE LINE IT IS EXTREMELY DEMORALIZING TO FEEL THAT THE INSTITUTION IS NOT SUPPORTING US >> WE ARE HERE TO BE DOCTORS AND GOVERN PATIENTS THE LAST THING WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT IS HOW MUCH WE ARE GETTING PAID

>>> MIGRANT FARMWORKERS ARE AMONG THE SEARCHING NUMBER OF CASES IN THE STATE MSNBC CORRESPONDENT IS THE HOST OF THE NBC PODCAST INTO AMERICA IN YOUR LATEST PODCAST, YOU TAKE US INTO A RURAL COMMUNITY THAT IS HOME TO THOUSANDS OF MIGRANT FARMWORKERS AND THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS CASES IN THE STATE WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED? WHAT IS GOING ON THERE? >> Reporter: THE NUMBERS ARE RISING IN FLORIDA THEY ARE SEARCHING IN PLACES LIKE THIS

THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF MIGRANT FARMWORKERS ARE THERE IT IS CALLED THE TOMATO CAPITAL IT REQUIRES A LOT OF WORK A LOT OF THESE WORKERS ARE CRAMMED TOGETHER IN CLOSE QUARTERS TO LIVE TO PAY RENT THEN THEY CROWD ONTO BUSES, 40 AND 50 AT A TIME TO GET TO FIELDS THAT ARE ALSO CROWDED

WHAT WE HAVE SEEN IS AN OUTBREAK THAT SOME COULD ASSUME WOULD BE EXPECTED THESE WORKERS AND THOSE THAT ADVOCATE FOR THEM HAVE BEEN FEARING THIS ALL ALONG >> Reporter: THE COALITION OF WORKERS AND DOZENS OF OTHER ORGANIZATIONS WROTE A LETTER TO GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS OUTLINING THEIR CONCERNS WHAT DID THE LETTER SAY AND HOW IS THE GOVERNOR RESPONDING TO THAT? >> Reporter: THE ORGANIZATIONS WERE HOPING FOR TESTING THEY WANTED TO ACCESS GREATER TESTING

THEY ALSO ASKED FOR A FIELD HOSPITAL OR SOMEWHERE WHERE THEY COULD BE TESTED ON SITE THE CLOSEST HOSPITAL IS 40 MINUTES AWAY THINK ABOUT COMMUNITIES LIKE THIS THEY ARE ALREADY VULNERABLE THEY DO NOT HAVE STRONG ECONOMIC FOOTING

IT IS HARD FOR THEM TO GET TRANSPORTATION OUT THERE THEY ALSO WANT TO CONTACT TRACING THIS IS IN AN AREA THAT IS IN A RURAL COUNTY THEY ARE NEAR NAPLES AND MARCO ISLAND THEY WANTED SOME ACCESS

LET'S LISTEN TO WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY RIGHT HERE >> YOU SEE THE RESPONSE FROM THE GOVERNOR SAYING THAT WELL, IT IS ONLY IN FARM WORKER COMMUNITIES HE EVEN WENT AS FAR AS TO SAY YOU DO NOT WANT TO BE MIXING THOSE PEOPLE WITH THE GENERAL PUBLIC THAT IS AN OUTBREAK WHEN YOU HEAR THINGS LIKE THAT, THAT IS BASICALLY, IT IS EMBRACING THE IDEA THAT IT IS OKAY TO LET FARMWORKERS ALONE WITHOUT RESOURCES AND BASICALLY, IF THEY DIE, IT IS KIND OF EXCEPTED

WE CANNOT ACCEPT SOMETHING LIKE THAT BEYOND THAT, THE COUNTRY SHOULD NOT ALLOW THIS THE PEOPLE THAT PLACED THE FOOD ON THE TABLE OF EVERY FAMILY, THEY DESERVE BETTER >> Reporter: THOSE PEOPLE ALLISON WHO DO SO MUCH WORK TO PROVIDE ESSENTIAL BUSINESS, LET'S NOT FORGET THAT THEY WERE DEEMED ESSENTIAL BACK IN MARCH THEY DO SO MUCH

NOW, THEY WANT THE RESPECT AS HUMANS THEY WANT TO BE KEPT SAFE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE >> IT SEEMS LIKE THE LEAST WE COULD DO FOR THEM AM I CORRECT THAT THE LETTER WAS WRITTEN ALMOST 3 MONTHS AGO? HAS ANY OF THE CONCERNS BEEN MET? IT SURE DOES NOT SOUND LIKE IT >> Reporter: THREE MONTHS AGO, WHEN YOU TALK TO THE FOLKS OVER THERE, THEY SAY NO

THE GOVERNOR HAS NOT ONLY DRAGGED HIS FEET BUT HE POLITICIZED AND WEAPONIZED THE SITUATION THEY NOW HAVE THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF COVID- 19 PATIENTS IN ALL OF FLORIDA WHEN YOU TALK TO THE STATE, THEY SAY NO, WE TRY TO OFFER TESTING THERE WAS SOME EFFORT TO ISOLATE ON THE GROUND, IT FEELS LIKE A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT SITUATION ALLISON

>> OH, MY GOODNESS HOW ABOUT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT? WHAT ROLE DOES IT PLAY HERE? CAN THEY GET ANY HELP ON THE FEDERAL LEVEL? >> Reporter: WELL, YOU KNOW, AS I MENTIONED, THEY WERE DEEMED ESSENTIAL, EARLY EARLY MARCH THEY WERE NOT AFFORDED ANY PROTECTIONS AT ALL AS THE PRESIDENT PUSH THE RESPONSIBILITY TO THE STATES, MANY STATES LIKE FLORIDA SEEMED ILL-EQUIPPED OR UNWILLING TO REALLY HELP AS MUCH AS THEY CAN AND SO, EVEN THOUGH THAT THEY SAID THEY TRIED TO HELP, THE FOLKS DOWN THERE FEEL LEFT HIGH AND DRY

IT STEAMS TO BE STASHING THE BOX FROM THE FEDERAL TO THE STATE THE STATE IS BLAMING WORKERS FOR THE INCREASED NUMBERS MEANWHILE, THEY ARE NOT OFFERING ANY PROTECTIONS AT ALL >> THIS IS AN UNBELIEVABLE STORY THIS IS A REALLY IMPORTANT PODCAST

THANK YOU FOR TAKING US INTO AMERICA AGAIN >> Reporter: THANK YOU >>> ♪ AMONG THE CHAOS, I AM TRYING TO TEACH MY SON ABOUT PEACE >> WE DO NOT RETALIATE WITH ANGER, WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY

THAT IS ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE >>> THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION IS CALLING IT A PANDEMIC NONE OF US IS UNAFFECTED BY THE IMPACT ♪ >> WE ARE GOING TO TRY EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN TO KEEP LIFE AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE FOR EVERYBODY >> WHEN HE GETS TO AN ENVIRONMENT LIKE THIS, IT IS GOING TO SPREAD LIKE FIRE

>> WE ARE GOING TO BUILD THIS ECONOMY BACK STRONGER THAN EVER BEFORE >> A NUMBER OF THINGS I HAVE BEEN DOING HAVE NOT BEEN DONE RIGHT NOW >> COMING IN NOVEMBER, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE VOTING NOT FOR A PERSON BUT FOR STABILITY >> I HAVE TO PLAN A FUNERAL HOW IS THIS GOING TO WORK? >> WE DO NOT PREPARE FOR GIVING BIRTH IN A PANDEMIC

>> THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC IS TO KEEP OUR SPIRITS UP >> JOIN ME AS WE GO INTO AMERICA TO HEAR FROM EVERY DAY PEOPLE, GRAPPLING WITH THE MOST PRESSING ISSUES OF OUR TIME ♪ >>> WE WOULD LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN A POST-RACIAL AMERICA WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> WHEN I WATCH THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA TRYING TO RAISE HER SON, I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS

>> I REMEMBER SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS IT IS OKAY TO FEEL DIFFERENT YOU JUST CANNOT FEEL LESS THAN THAT IS THE THING >> I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS ♪ >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS >> WE SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE >> THIS IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD IT IS LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM

EASTERN >>> A VIRUS KNOWS NO BORDERS >> THIS IS A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING IN BRAZIL! >> THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST US UNITES US >> THE PEOPLE IN MEXICO CITY ARE SAYING THAT IF THEY DO NOT WORK, THEY CANNOT SAVE THEIR FAMILIES >> WE ARE LEARNING ABOUT THIS SITUATION ON THE GROUND

>> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK IN THE DAY DOES >> YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND HOW THIS WILL IMPACT US HERE >>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES WE ARE A UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED PURPOSE

>> THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THE BRAVE >> GREAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED ♪ ♪ , >>> FACEBOOK IS REMOVING ALL ANTIGOVERNMENT GROUPS ASSOCIATED WITH THE BOOGALOO MOVEMENT FEDERAL OFFICIALS SAY THAT MEMBERS OF THOSE GROUPS USED FACEBOOK TO PLAN THE MURDER OF A FEDERAL AGENT

NBC NEWS REPORTER JOINS ME NOW RANDY, WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT IT BEFORE FOR OUR VIEWERS WHO ARE NOT FAMILIAR, WHAT IS THE MOVEMENT? WHAT ROLE HAS IT PLAYED IN PROTEST ACROSS THE COUNTRY? >> Reporter: SURE, SO, THE BOOGALOO IS A VERY HEAVILY ARMED, MOSTLY LIBERTARIAN CONSERVATIVE COALITION OF INDIVIDUALS AND MILITIA MOVEMENT THAT HAVE EXTREME ANTIGOVERNMENT VIEWS, THEY THINK THAT THE FEDERAL AGENCIES ARE COMING FOR THEIR GUNS THEY ARE GETTING READY FOR WHAT THEY THINK IS A VIOLENT WAR TARGETING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIAL IS THE NAME BOOGALOO COMES FROM THE INTERNET

THEY ARE REFERRING TO THE SECOND CIVIL WAR THAT THEY ARE PREPARING FOR I HAVE SEEN A SHARP RISE SINCE JANUARY I HAVE SEEN A LOT OF MOVEMENT AT PROTEST THEY HAVE BEEN ALL DRESSED SIMILARLY IN HAWAIIAN SHIRTS THEY HAVE BEEN VERY HEAVILY ARMED

SOMETIMES THEY ARE PROTECTED PROTESTERS WORK SOMETIMES THEY ARE PROTECTING THE MONUMENTS EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE, WE HAVE SEEN SOME VIOLENT MEMBERS OF THIS MOVEMENT USE THESE PEACEFUL PROTEST AS A COVER FOR SOME REALLY VIOLENT ACT >> LET'S TALK ABOUT THIS MURDER PLOT WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT IT AND HOW DOES FACEBOOK FIND OUT? >> WELL, IN JUNE, A MAN WAS AN AIR FORCE SERGEANT HE ALLEGEDLY SHOT AND KILLED SOMEBODY FOR AN OAKLAND PROTEST THIS WAS A COVER FOR MURDERING POLICE OFFICERS TO SEE IF HE KILLED FEDERAL SECURITY OFFICERS

ONCE HE WAS ON THE RUN, HE WENT AND HE KILLED A CALIFORNIA SHERIFF'S DEPUTY THIS IS ACCORDING TO THE FEDERAL COMPLAINT I ASSUME THAT FACEBOOK FOUND OUT ABOUT IT WHEN WE FOUND OUT ABOUT IT IT WAS AN INDICTMENT WHEN THAT HAPPENS, FACEBOOK WIPED TO THE SOCIAL MEDIA HISTORY OF THOSE TERRORIST OR SHOOTERS OR BAD ACTORS

HIS SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE WAS VISIBLE FOR A WHILE WE CAN ASSUME THAT IT WAS SHUT DOWN AT THE SAME TIME WE FOUND OUT FOR BRADLEY, THIS IS NOT THE FIRST EVENT, THIS MASS MURDER THAT WE TALKED ABOUT IT WAS PLANNED ON FACEBOOK ACCORDING TO THE INDICTMENT EARLIER, IN THE SAME MONTH IN JUNE, WE HAD THREE MEN ALSO IN THE MILITARY, THEY WERE ALSO MEMBERS OF THE MOVEMENT

THEY WERE PLANNING TO TERRORIZE BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTEST IN LAS VEGAS THIS IS THE SAME THING IN A DIFFERENT AREA WE HAD AN ARREST IN COLORADO THIS IS A REALLY DANGEROUS MOVEMENT IT IS TIME THAT WE HAVE DONE SOMETHING ABOUT IT

>> FACEBOOK IS DEALING WITH A FEW CRISIS RIGHT NOW HUNDREDS OF COMPANIES, BIG NAMES, FORBES, STARBUCKS, THEY ARE ALL PULLING ADS FROM THE SITE BASED ON THE WAY IT IS HANDLED HATE SPEECH IS THE RESPONSE TIED TO THAT BOYCOTT IN ANY WAY?OF WEEKS AGO, THEY TOOK BABY STEPS AND SAID, OKAY, WE WON'T RECOMMEND BOOGALOO FOR A WHILE I TALKED TO EXTREMIST RESEARCHERS PRIVATELY AND THEY TOLD ME AND SAID FACEBOOK AS WELL

THAT FACEBOOK HAS BEEN REACHING OUT AS WELL AGAIN POSITIVE STUFF, THAT WE HAVEN'T ALWAYS SEEN ON FACEBOOK BUT WE HAVE TO BELIEVE THAT A BOYCOTT THAT COSTS BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IS A PRETTY GOOD MOTIVATION >> THE PRESSURE IS CERTAINLY ON THERE BRANDY ZADROZNY

THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US >>> I'LL ALLISON MORRIS YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW EDITION, FIRST OF JULY ALEXA, A HAPPY JULY TO YOU I DON'T KNOW HOW WE GOT HERE >> ALLISON, FEELS LIKE TIME WENT BY SO QUICKLY

BUT GOOD TO SEE YOU LOTS OF HEADLINES TO GET TO POLICE DISPERSED THE ZONE THIS COMES TWO DAYS AFTER A PERSON WAS KILLED AND A 14-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS INJURED IN A SHOOTING SEATTLE POLICE CHIEF HAD THIS TO SAY >>> I SUPPORT PEOPLE DEMONSTRATIONS

BLACK LIVES MATTER AND I, TOO, WANT TO HELP PROPEL THIS MOVEMENT FORWARD, TOWARDS MEANINGFUL EXCHANGE IN OUR COMMUNITIES AND MEANINGFUL CHANGE IN OUR COMMUNITIES BUT ENOUGH IS ENOUGH OUR JOB IS TO PROTECT AND TO SERVE THE COMMUNITY

>> NOW, FROM CNBC'S MATTHEW HARPER, POSITIVE RESULTS FROM PFIZER'S EARLY- STAGE CORONAVIRUS VACCINE TRIAL IT EVALUATED 45 PEOPLE, WHO WERE ALL GIVEN VARIOUS DOSES OF THE DRUG AFTER 28 DAYS, ALL INDIVIDUALS WHO RECEIVED THE TWO LOWEST DOSES DEVELOPED ANTI- BODIES THE DATA HAS NOT BEEN PEER- REVIEWED BUT THEY ARE POTENTIALLY PROMISING SIGNS, NONETHELESS

>>> NEW YORK CITY WILL BE PUT ON PAUSE FOR NOW AS VIRUS CASES SURGE IN OTHER PARTS OF THE US MAYOR BILL de BLASIO MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT >> WE CANNOT GO AHEAD AT THIS POINT IN TIME, WITH INDOOR DINING IN NEW YORK CITY

LOOK EVEN A WEEK AGO HONESTLY, I WAS HOPEFUL WE COULD BUT THE NEWS WE HAVE GOTTEN FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY, GETS WORSE AND WORSE ALL THE TIME >> MEANWHILE, PRESIDENT TRUMP TODAY SLAMMING NEW YORK CITY PLANS TO PAINT THE WORDS BLACK LIVES MATTER ON FIFTH AVENUE

THAT'S FROM OUR LOCAL STATION THERE THE PRESIDENT ON TWITTER, CALLING IT A SYMBOL OF HATE AND SAID IT WOULD DENIGRATE THE, QUOTE, LUXURY AVENUE INSTEAD, THE PRESIDENT SAID THE MONEY WOULD BE USED FOR POLICING >>> NOW FOR NEWS ON TRAVEL

UNITED AIRLINES IS PLANNING TO ADD ROUGHLY 25,000 ADDITIONAL FLIGHTS IN AUGUST EVEN AS KRIESHZ CASES SURGE THEY HAVE BEEN HARD HIT BY THE PANDEMIC IN I STATEMENT, THE AIRLINE SAID IT WAS SEEING INCREASED INTEREST IN LEISURE TRAVEL WITH THE INCREASE, UNITED WILL STILL BE FLYING AT HALF OF THE DOMESTIC CAPACITY IT HAD IN AUGUST OF LAST YEAR

AND LAST WEEK, POLICE IN HONG KONG MADE MORE THAN 300 ARRESTS TODAY, INCLUDING THE FIRST UNDER BEIJING'S NEW SWEEPING SECURITY LEGISLATION SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO, ADDRESSED THE SITUATION IN A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY TAKE A LISTEN >> FREE HONG KONG WAS ONE OF THE MOST STABLE, AND PROSPEROUS CITIES AND NOW, IT IS JUST ANOTHER COMMUNIST CITY, WHERE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE SUBJECT TO THE PARTY ELITES WINS

>> AND THOSE ARE THE HEADLINES FOR THIS HOUR AS ALWAYS, WE'LL BE BACK HERE A LITTLE LATER WITH UPDATES ALISSON? >> ALL RIGHT, ALEXA THANK YOU SO MUCH WE'LL SEE YOU THEN

>>> A RECORD NUMBER OF NEW COVID-19 CASES IN TEXAS, TESTING SITES IN THE STATE, ARE STRUGGLING TO KEEP UP WITH THE DEMAND GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT, ADDRESSING THE OUTBREAK IN AN INTERVIEW WITH NBC 5 DALLAS-FT WORTH >> WE'RE NOT DEALING WITH POCKETS OF GROWTH OF COVID INSTEAD, WE'RE DEALING WITH COMMUNITY SPREAD

ANYBODY YOU COME INTO CONTACT WITH, WHO HAD COVID-19 AS A RESULT I, JUST LIKE YOUR LOCAL OFFICIALS, ARE ADVOCATING BEST PRACTICES, WHICH IS TO WEAR A FACE MASK, WHEREVER POSSIBLE >>> MSNBC'S DAVID TESTED GOVERNOR ABBOTT TALKING ABOUT COMMUNITY SPREAD DID HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THAT COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS THERE IN TEXAS HAVE TRIPLED SINCE JUNE 1st? WHAT ARE THEY DOING TO SLOW THAT COMMUNITY SPREAD AND TRY TO BRING THAT NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS DOWN? >> YEA

IN THAT INTERVIEW, YOU HEAR THE GOVERNOR SAYING IN A DIFFERENT TUNE THAN HE DID A FEW WEEKS AGO HE OPENED UP EARLIER THAN SOME ADVISED HIM TO DO AND HE WAS CONFIDENT NOW YOU LOOK AT THE DATA IT'S TELLING A VERY DIFFERENT STORY

HE MENTIONED MASKS IN THAT INTERVIEW AND IT'S PART OF THE VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE POOL HE SAID IT'S A GOOD THING PEEK PEOPLE SHOULD DO BUT HE'S NOT REQUIRING IT HERE IN THE STATE OF TEXAS HE MENTIONED IT'S A GOOD SOCIAL PRACTICE THAT IS HAPPENING IN A LOT OF CITIES AND COUNTIES

AND INDEED, TWO THIRDS OF THE CASE, PEOPLE ARE WEARING MASKS BUT IT'S NOT SOMETHING COMING ON DOWN ON HIGH FROM THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE HE'S INCREDIBLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE UPCOMING HOLIDAY WEEKEND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THAT TRAJECTORY, THE EXPONENTIAL GROWTH WE'VE SEEN IN TEXAS CAN YOU KIND OF TRACE IT BACK TO MEMORIAL DAY

THE GOVERNOR SAID THAT LAST NIGHT, HE WAS CONFIDENT THAT THE STATE WAS DOING PRETTY WELL UNTIL WE GOT TO MEMORIAL DAY HE SAID, FOLKS WHO HAD AS HE CALLED IT QUARANTINE FATIGUE, WENT OUT, PARTIED, WENT OUT TO BARS AND RESTAURANTS, ET CETERA AND NOW WE'RE SEEING A SURGE AS A RESULT OF THAT HE'S ENCOURAGING TEXANS NOT TO GO OUT AND GO WILD AGAIN, THE DATA IS SO ASTONISHING

>> GOVERNOR ABBOTT EXTENDING A BAN ON EXTENDED SURGERIES HOW BIG OF A CONCERN IS HOSPITAL CAPACITY THERE RIGHT NOW? >> YEAH I'VE BEEN PAYING ATTENTION HERE TO TESTING CAPACITY WE TALKED ABOUT THAT A LITTLE YESTERDAY HARRIS COUNTY RUNS ITS OWN TESTING PROGRAM

THERE WERE TWO BIG SITES LIKE THE ONE I'M AT THAT JUST SHUT THE GATES HERE TESTED ABOUT 750 PEOPLE A DAY SO THAT'S ONE STORY THE OTHER IS HOSPITALIZATION WE HAD NEWS ON THAT — NEW DEVELOPMENTS ON THAT STORY

TODAY, A DASHBOARD OF HOW MANY ICU PATIENTS THEY HAVE YOU LOOK AT THAT AND THEY HAVE EXCEEDED THE NUMBER OF ICU PATIENTS IN THE BEDS THEY USUALLY USE FOR INTENSIVE CARE THAT'S NOT TO SAY THEY HAVE RUN OUT COMPLETELY THEY'RE ADAMANT THAT THERE'S A PLAN IN PLACE, THAT THEY CAN JIGGLE SOME THINGS AROUND

MOVE THINGS AROUND IN THE HOSPITAL, TO INCREASE THEIR CAPACITY FOR INTENSIVE CARE PATIENTS AND I SHOULD SAY, WHEN YOU LOOK AT HOW MANY THEY HAVE NOW, ONLY ABOUT LESS THAN HALF OF THEM ARE COVID- 19 PATIENTS A BIT OF A CONCERN WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE DATA, HOHOW THESE HOSPITALS ARE GOING TO DO? IT FEELS EERILY FAMILIAR WITH WHAT WE SAW IN NEW YORK CITY THIS DOESN'T GROW IN A LINEAR FASHION

WHEN YOU SEE THE NUMBERS WE'RE SEEING IN TEXAS, THEY'RE GOING TO GO UP THAT'S GOING TO BE A HUGE CONCERN IN HOSPITALS HERE I GOTTA GIVE A NOD TO OUR COLLEAGUE, MIKE HIXEN BACH AND CHARLES OREN STEEN THEY DID A GREAT PIECE

LOOKING AT HOW EXECUTIVES IN HOUSTON HAVE BEEN REACTING TO WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN SEEING AND THERE'S A LOT OF NERVOUSNESS IN THE MESSAGES THEY HAVE BEEN OBTAINING ONE OF THOSE HOSPITALS IN THE PUBLIC SYSTEM HERE IN HOUSTON, RAN OUT OF THAT REMDESIVIR DRUG THAT IS PIONEERED THERE IS REASON TO BE CONCERNED WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE HOSPITAL, ALISON >> DAVID, HOW ABOUT TESTING AS YOU ARE, AT THAT TESTING SITE

HOW TOUGH IS IT TO GET A CRISIS TEST KIT? CAN EVERYONE WHO WANTS ONE GET ONE? >> I WOULDN'T SAY YES THE WAY THIS TESTING FACILITY WORKS YOU GO ONLINE, OR YOU OPEN UP THE APP THERE ARE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT SYMPTOMS YOU HAD IF YOU HAVE HAD SYMPTOMS OR YOU KNOW PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD SYMPTOMS

THAT'S GROUNDS TO GET TESTED THEY ALSO SAY IF YOU FEEL COMPULSION TO BE TESTED THAT'S GROUNDS TO COME HERE YOU PULL IN, THERE'S A WAIT OF ABOUT 45 MINUTES BUT NO, IT'S NOT A UNIVERSAL SYSTEM BY ANY MEANS

AND THIS SITE TESTS 750, ONE ACROSS THE COUNTY, TESTS 750 AND THERE ARE A FEW SMALLER ONES AS WELL THAT CAPACITY IS OVER 2,000 A DAY YOU COUPLE WITH THAT YOU CAN GO TO A DRUG STORE

GO TO OTHER PLACES TO GET TESTED HARRIS COUNTY IS THE THIRD LARGEST IN THE COUNTRY, ALISON MORE THAN 47 MILLION PEOPLE LIVE HERE FOR EVERYONE TO GET TESTED, IT'S STILL LIGHT- YEARS TO GET TESTED

JUST NUMBER OF WHAT IS AVAILABLE AND HOW LABS COULD PROCESS ALL OF THOSE TESTS >> ALL RIGHT, DAVID CERTAINLY SOUNDS LIKE THEY HAVE MORE DEMAND THAN THE TESTS THAT THEY NEED DAVID GURET, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> THANK YOU

>>> HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE UP IN PARTS OF SOUTHERN FLORIDA AND TODAY, THE STATE REPORTED MORE THAN 6,000 NEW COVID-19 CASES WBBH REPORTER JOINS US NOW FROM CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA WHERE ARE CASES GOING UP? AND DO WE KNOW WHAT IS CAUSING THIS SURGE? >> WELL, ALISON, CASES ARE GOING UP ALL ACROSS SOUTHWEST FLORIDA AS OF THE LATEST NUMBERS WE GOT THIS MORNING, FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

LEE COUNTY, STILL HOLDS THE MOST CASES HERE WE HAVE ABOUT 5800 IN LEE COUNTY BUT YOU KNOW, COLLIER COUNTY ISN'T TOO FAR BEHIND EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE ABOUT HALF THE POPULATION OF LEE COUNTY THEY'RE SITTING AT ABOUT 4200 CASES

AND YOU KNOW, I QUESTIONED HEALTH DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS ABOUT THAT IN THE PAST THEY TELL ME THAT IS BECAUSE OF MORE TESTING AVAILABLE IN A LOT OF COMMUNITIES IN COLLIER COUNTY A LOT OF FARM WORKER COMMUNITIES AND WALK UP TESTING CLINICS FOR PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO GO WITHOUT A DOCTOR'S ORDER, WITHOUT ANY SYMPTOMS AT ALL AND GO AND GET TESTED THEY'RE ATTRIBUTING MORE TESTING IN OUR COMMUNITY

>> AMELIA, WHAT IS THE SITUATION LIKE AT HOSPITALS THERE? THERE IS CONCERN AROUND THE COUNTRY, ABOUT ICU BED >> ARE THERE ENOUGH ICU BEDS FOR YOU TO HANDLE THE SPIKES THAT WE'RE SEEING? >> Reporter: YEAH, ALISSON LEE HEALTH IS ACTUALLY OUR LARGEST HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IN SOUTH FLORIDA THEY'RE BASED IN LEE COUNTY AND AS OF YESTERDAY, THEY TOLD US THEY HAVE ABOUT 69% OF THEIR VENTILATORS AVAILABLE

AND ALSO TODAY, A QUESTION WE ASKED THEM, ARE YOU PUTTING ON HOLD SOME ELECTIVE SURGERIES TO MAYBE MAKE SOME MORE ROOM FOR CORONAVIRUS CASES? IS THAT A CONCERN? THEY'VE TOLD US NOT RIGHT NOW THEY HAVE NOT SUSPENDED ANY ELECTIVE SURGERIES THEY SAY AS OF TODAY, THEY ARE IN A GOOD POSITION WITH HOW MUCH SPACE THEY HAVE AVAILABLE IN THE HOSPITAL AND ICU, WHICH SAY GOOD SIGN >> WE KNOW A LOT OF BEACHES RATHER, ARE CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND HOW ABOUT BUSINESSES? ARE SOME OF THOSE REOPENING, BEING ROLLED BACK THERE? >> Reporter: SO THAT REALLY IS A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS

YOU KNOW, SOME BUSINESSES CAN'T SURVIVE WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL RELIGION NOT ALLOWING BARS IN THE STATE TO ALLOW ALCOHOL SO SOME BUSINESSES IN OUR AREA THAT ARE JUST BARS HAVE JUST DECIDED TO SHUT THEIR DOORS DOWN FOR NOW BECAUSE THEY CAN'T KEEP UP WITH THAT RULE BUT AS FAR AS BUSINESSES SHUTTING DOWN, OUR LOCALITIES, OBVIOUSLY ARE KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON THAT, IF THEY'RE GETTING ANY COMPLAINTS, THEY'RE GOING AND CHECKING OUT THOSE BUSINESSES AND SEE FIGURE THEY'RE COMPLYING WITH THE RULES IN PLACE BY THE GOVERNOR

BUT AS FAR AS BUSINESSES MAKING THAT PERSONAL DECISION TO SHUT DOWN, WE'RE REALLY SEEING THAT ON A CASE- BY-CASE BASIS HERE >> AMELIA, ONE LAST QUESTION FOR YOU I KNOW THERE'S A DEBATE IN FLORIDA, ALSO ACROSS THE COUNTRY, ABOUT WHETHER TO MANDATE MASK- WEARING WHAT'S THE LATEST ON THAT THERE IN FLORIDA? >> Reporter: CERTAINLY A BIG DEBATE YOU CAN ASK TWO DIFFERENT PEOPLE ON THE STREET

10 DIFFERENT PEOPLE ON THE STREET AND GET A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT OPINIONS AND ANSWERS ON THAT SOME ARE ADAMANT THAT THEY WANT THAT PERSONAL CHOICE OTHERS ARE SAYING WE NEED A MANDATE IN PLACE BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE JUST AREN'T FOLLOWING THE RECOMMENDATION FROM THE CDC TO WEAR A MASK

SO IN CAPE CORAL, WHERE I'M STANDING RIGHT NOW THE CAPE CORRAL CITY COUNCIL IS GETTING READY TOMORROW TO LOOK AT AN EMERGENCY ORDINANCE THAT WOULD FORCE PEOPLE TO WEAR MASKS WHEN THEY GO INTO BUSINESSES, WITH ROOFS OVER THEIR HEADS THAT'S SOMETHING THEY'RE GOING TO BE DECIDING ON TOMORROW WE ALSO KNOW THE CITY OF SANTA BEL ISLAND, WILL BE PUTTING A MASKED MANDATE INTO EFFECT FRIDAY, JUST BEFORE THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND AGAIN, A CASE-BY- CASE BASIS

LEE COUNTY IS SAYING THEY'RE NOT PUTTING A MASKED MANDATE INTO PLACE YET SO WE'RE SEEING IT IN A CASE-BY- CASE BASIS, WITHCITIES AND TOWNS IN OUR AREA ESPECIALLY AS THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND IS COMING UP IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA >> ALL RIGHT AMELIA SAVIANO, IN CAPE CORAL, FLORIDA

THANK YOU SO MUCH >> ONE CORONAVIRUS HOT SPOT, KEEPING ITS BEACHES OPEN THIS WEEKEND MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA WELCOMING TOURISTS EVEN THOUGH THE STATE SET A RECORD FOR COVID-19 CASES TUESDAY NBC NEWS NOW CORRESPONDENT, DASHA

AND GOVERNORS FROM NEARBY STATE STATES ARE TELLING PEOPLE TO STAY AWAY WHY IS IT, THEN THAT, MYRTLE BEACH IS STAYING OPEN? >> Reporter: WELL, ALISON THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION IS FRANKLY, THE CITY DOESN'T WANT PEOPLE TO STAY AWAY MYRTLE BEACH IS TOURISM IT IS THE ONLY REAL INDUSTRY HERE

IT'S WHAT PROPS UP THIS ENTIRE ECONOMY AND OVER THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS, THEY HAVE BEEN HIT REALLY HARD AND THEY'RE HOPING TO MAKE UP SOME OF THOSE LOSSES DURING THIS PEAK TIME FOR TOURISM THE BUSINESSES THAT I HAVE SPOKEN TO, THEY'RE WALKING THIS FINE LINE BETWEEN TRYING TO SURVIVE WHILE ALSO TRYING TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE AND I ASKED THE MAYOR OF MYRTLE BEACH EARLIER TODAY

ABOUT HER RESPONSE TO WHAT SOME OF THE GOVERNORS IN THE SURROUNDING AREAS ARE SAYING ABOUT HER CITY TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT SHE TOLD ME >> OUR CASES WERE WELL UNDER CONTROL AND WHEN WE OPEN BACK UP TO VISITORS, THAT'S WHEN WE STARTED SEEING THE SPIKE I'M NOT ONE TO PLACE BLAME ON ANYONE

I THINK WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE SITUATION THAT WE'RE GIVEN AND PLACING BLAME DOESN'T HELP SOLVE ISSUES SO WE ARE DEALING WITH THAT WE ARE ENCOURAGING EVERYONE WHO COMES HERE WE NEED OUR VISITORS DESSPERATELY, ESPECIALLY RIGHT NOW

BUT WE WANT THEM TO BE SAFE WHILE HERE AND WE WANT THEM TO GO HOME SAFE >> ALISSON I ALSO SPOKE TO A BAR MANAGER AT A LOCAL RESTAURANT HERE, WHO IS 8 MONTHS PREGNANT AND SHE TELLS ME THAT EVERY DAY SHE GOES TO WORK, SHE REALIZES SHE IS TAKING A RISK AND SHE'S NERVOUS ABOUT IT

AT THE SAME TIME, THIS IS WHEN SHE'S GETTING HER BIGGEST TIP THIS IS THE MOST PROFITABLE TIME FOR THAT BUSINESS THAT IS GOING TO LAST THEM FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR, AFTER THIS PEAK SEASON IS OVER SO THAT DICHOTOMY OF SAFETY BUT ALSO SURVIVAL AND ECONOMIC, THE ECONOMIC BOOST THAT IS THE STORY OF MYRTLE BEACH RIGHT NOW

>> YEAH IT'S SOMETHING SO MANY PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY ARE STRUGGLING WITH DASHA HOW IS MYRTLE BEACH DOING WITH CORONAVIRUS CASES, COMPARED TO THE REST OF THE STATE? >> Reporter: WELL, HORRY COUNTY THAT HOLDS MYRTLE BEACH HAS SOME OF THE HIGHEST CASE COUNTS IN THE STATE THEY'RE JUST BEHIND A COUPLE OF OTHER AREAS LIKE CHARLESTON AND GREENSVILLE

BUT THIS COUNTY NOW HAS OVER 3300 CASES AND THE CITY TOMORROW IS GOING TO VOTE ON AN ORDER FOR A MANDATORY MASK REQUIREMENT NOW, IF THAT PASSES, IT'S GOING TO BE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND THE MAYOR TOLD ME TODAY THAT SHE WISHES THAT THEY HAD IMPLEMENTED THAT POLICY EARLY ON, WHEN THEY FIRST STARTED TO OPEN UP SHE THINKS THEY MAY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CURVE THAT RISE IN COVID CASES IF THEY HAD JUST DONE THAT A LITTLE EARLIER

SO SHE'S HOPING THAT IS GOING TO PASS TOMORROW, ALISON >> DASHA HOW ABOUT SAFETY PRECAUTION >> I SEE YOU WEARING YOUR MASK THERE, OF COURSE ARE BUSINESS GOERS AND BEACH GOERS DOING THINGS TO KEEP THEMSELVES SAFE? >> YEAH

DASHA A COUPLE OF VISITORS HERE ONE COUPLE I TALKED TO FROM PITTSBURGH THEY TOLD ME, THEY'RE NOT TOO CONCERNED BECAUSE THEY'RE SPREAD OUT ON THE BEACH THEY'RE NOT GOING INTO SUPER CROWDED RESTAURANTS

THEY SAY THEY'RE NOT, YOU KNOW, TEENAGERS GOING INTO CLUBS THESE DAYS SO THEY'RE FEELING PRETTY SAFE TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT THEY TOLD ME >> WE HAVE BEEN DOING THE SOCIAL DISTANCING WHEN WE'RE OUT AT RESTAURANTS, FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN WE'RE BEING SEATED THEY DON'T SEAT PEOPLE NEAR US

AGAIN, WE CONTINUE TO WASH OUR HANDS AND DON'T TOUCH OUR FACES AND WHEN WE'RE ON THE BEACH, WE KEEP OUR CHAIRS AS SOCIAL DISTANCE APART FROM OTHER PEOPLE WE HAVE BEEN KEEPING TO YOURSELVES FOR THE MOST PART >> FOR EXAMPLE, WE SAW A COUPLE OF GUYS WALKING HE SAW THIS

AND WE'RE 6, 8 FEET AWAY FROM THEM JUST HAVING A LITTLE SESSION THERE AND BEING SAFE THAT'S ALL >> Reporter: AND ALISON, A LOT OF BUSINESSES ARE PUTTING PRECAUTIONS IN PLACE AS WELL

I SPOKE TO THE OWNER OR GENERAL MANAGER OF THE ORIGINAL BENJAMINS, WHICH IS A RESTAURANT THAT SEATS A THOUSAND PEOPLE TYPICALLY THEY'RE AT HALF CAPACITY NOW THEY'RE REQUIRING MASKS FOR CUSTOMERS THEY HAVE PLEXIGLAS INSTALLED SANITATION STATIONS

AND THEY'RE BUFFET STYLE RESTAURANT AND THEY'RE REQUIRING CUSTOMERS TO WEAR GLOVES EVERYONE TRYING TO ADOPT A LITTLE BIT BUT STILL, THERE IS NO ELIMINATING THE RISK NOW HERE IN MIRTSLE BEACH MISC IS PART OF DAILY LIFE AND PART OF VISITING IF YOU COME

>> >> DASHA BURNS IN MYRTLE BEACH THANK YOU SO MUCH AND STAY SAFE OUT THERE, MY FRIEND >>> CORONAVIRUS CASES SPIKING IN THE SOUTH AND WEST MEANWHILE, NEW JERSEY AND NEW YORK CITY, PAUSING THEIR PLANS TO BRING BACK INDOOR DINING

THIS PANDEMIC IS STILL VERY MUCH WITH US HOW CAN WE CONTINUE TO KEEP YOURSELVES AND OUR FAMILIES SAFE? DR ANA PARA FOR THE BIPARTISAN CENTER JOINS ME NOW DR PARK, IT IS SUMMER, IT IS WARM OUT

CAN YOU WALK OUR VIEWERS THROUGH THE RISK OF SOCIALIZING OUTSIDE VERSUS INSIDE AND DO YOU THINK NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY ARE MAKING THE RIGHT DECISION DELAYING INDOOR DINING? >> ALISSON, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME ON AND CERTAINLY, I THINK ANYTHING OUTDOORS REDUCES THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION, COMPARED TO INDOORS SOCIAL DISTANCING IS ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL THERE AS WELL I THINK OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, THE FEWER THE PEOPLE, THE BETTER

PHYSICAL DISTANCE, THE USE OF CLOTH- BASED MASKS ALL OF THAT IS GOING TO BE CRITICAL AS WE CONGREGATE AND CONGREGATE, AROUND THE JULY 4th HOLIDAY I THINK IN TERMS OF STATES LIKE NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY, THAT ARE LIMITING SORT OF INDOOR SEATING AND RESTAURANTS, I THINK IT'S A PRUDENT THING TO DO I THINK WHAT THEY'RE TRYING TO DO AGAIN IS REDUCE TRANSMISSION IN AREAS WHERE THEY KNOW IT'S HIGHLY LIKELY AND I THINK MAY BE — MANY OF THESE RESTAURANTS ARE STAYING OPEN AND ALLOWING OUTDOOR SEATING, CARRYOUT AS WELL

I THINK REALLY PREUSHES IS THE NAME OF THE GAME NOW, ALISON AND I THINK WE ALL WANT TO BE CAREFUL SO WE DON'T SEE THAT SURGE OR THAT UPTICK IN CASES >> DR FAUCI SAYS THAT CORONAVIRUS CASES COULD BALLOON TO 100,000 A DAY

IF WE DON'T DO MORE TO STOP THE VIRUS YOU HAVE A NEW OPED OUT TODAY TO TELL US MORE ABOUT WHAT THAT WILL TAKE CAN YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT IT? >> Reporter: >> SURE, ALLISON WE TALK ABOUT MORE CONTACT TRACING AND MORE TESTING THE PERCENT OF POSITIVE TESTS ARE TOO HIGH, PARTICULARLY ACROSS THE SOUTH AND WEST

AND WE JUST DON'T HAVE THE NUMBER OF CONTACT TRACERS WE NEED TO DO THE DETECTIVE WORK TO QUARANTINE CLOSE CONTACTS SO WE KNOW THAT WE NEED MORE WORK THERE BUT WHAT I TALK ABOUT IN MY ARTICLE TODAY IS WE ALSO NEED TO HAVE THE COURAGE TO FOLLOW THE DATA SO WE NEED TO GO WHERE THE DATA TAKES US IF IT LOOKS LIKE THE NUMBER OF CASES, HOSPITALIZATIONS, ISUs ARE GOING UP

THEN GOVERNMENTS AND ELECTED OFFICIALS NEED TO HAVE COURAGE TO HIT PAUSE, AS WELL AS TO REVERSE MAYBE EVEN REINSTITUTE MITIGATION MEASURES IN TERMS OF TRUST THAT'S THE OTHER THING WE NEED TO BUILD TRUST WITH THE AMERICAN PUBLIC

AND I THINK WE DO THAT THROUGH CLEAR, EFFECTIVE, EVIDENCE-BASED COMMUNICATION PHYSICAL DISTANCING IS SO CRITICAL AND THE USE OF MASKS WE HAVE MORE AND MORE EVIDENCE NOW, THAT THE USE OF CLOTH- BASED MASKS IN THE PUBLIC, CANNOT ONLY REDUCE TRANSMISSION OF THE VIRUS, REDUCE CASES, REDUCE DEATHS AS WELL AND SO THAT EVIDENCE IS ACCRUING

AND WE NEED OUR LEADERS TO EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE THAT THAT'S THE BEST WAY TO BUILD TRUST >> WE'RE STILL GETTING A LOT OF QUESTIONS FROM OUR VIEWERS ABOUT MASKS AND A LOT OF PEOPLE STILL DON'T WANT TO WEAR THEM IF YOU WEAR A MASK AND SOMEONE NEAR YOU DOES NOT, ARE YOU PROTECTED? >> WELL, THE LATEST EVIDENCE SUGGESTS THAT THE REASON FOR WEARING THESE MASKS ARE TO PROTECT OTHERS, TO CONTAIN THE LARGE RESPIRATORY DROPLETS THAT MAY COME OUT IN A COUGH OR SNEEZE THERE IS MORE AND MORE RESEARCH UNDER WAY TO ASSESS WHETHER THE USE OF CLOTH-BASED MASKS PROTECT YOU AS WELL

BUT FOR SURE, THE REASON WE'RE DOING THIS IS TO REDUCE TRANSMISSION AS WELL AS THINKING ABOUT OTHERS AND PROTECTING OTHERS THERE'S ALSO NOW SOME EXPERTS WHO BELIEVE THAT PERHAPS THESE FACE SHIELDSES MAY BE HELPFUL — SHIELDS MAY BE HELPFUL AS WELL AND I THINK THERE, WE NEED MORE AND MORE DATA, FACE SHIELDS COVER THE EYE THEY'RE MORE COMFORTABLE

AND WE DON'T REALLY HAVE THE DATA, IN TERMS HOW EFFECTIVE THEY ARE BUT ULTIMATELY, I THINK THE KEY POINT HERE IS THE USE OF ANY SORT OF FACIAL COVERING THAT CAN COVER THE NOSE AS WELL AS THE MOUTH CLOTH-BASED MASKS, EITHER COMMERCIAL OR HOME MADE THE BEST EVIDENCE NOW TELL CAN CUT THAT REDUCED RESPIRATORY BY A THIRD THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT

>> YOU MENTIONED THOSE FACE SHIELDS OUR VIEWERS HAVE BEEN ASKING ABOUT THEM BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN SEEING THEM AS WELL I KNOW THERE HAVE BEEN CONCERNS ABOUT THEM BEING OPEN ON THE SIDE EVEN THOUGH THEY COVER MORE OF THE FACE

SHOULD PEOPLE BE THINKING ABOUT OR START TO THINK ABOUT COVERING MORE THAN JUST YOUR MOUTH AND NOSE? SHOULD WE BE WORRIED ABOUT OUR EYES, FOR EXAMPLE? OR COVERING MORE OF OUR FACE, IF POSSIBLE? >> YOU KNOW, I THINK AT THIS POINT, I WOULDN'T SUBSTITUTE A CLOTH-BASED MASK FOR A FACE SHIELD YOU KNOW, I THINK WE WORRY ABOUT THE EYES AS WELL BUT RIGHT NOW, I THINK WE NEED TO GO WITH THE DATA, AND I THINK THE DATA IS TELLING US RIGHT NOW, AGAIN, SORT OF CLOTH-BASED MASKS, COVERING THE MAJORITY OF THE FACE, PARTICULARLY THE MOUTH AS WELL AS THE NOSE IT IS MOST IMPORTANT AND I THINK WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO LET THE DATA ACCRUE

THESE ARE THE FACE SHIELDS AND OTHER TYPES OF PROTECTION >> DR PAREC, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US AGAIN GREAT TO SEE YOU >> ALALISON

THANK YOU STAY SAFE >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE'VE GOT BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED

>> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >> AMONG THE CHAOS, I FOUND A FATHER, TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE

>> WE DON'T HAVE TO RETALIATE WITH ANGER WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE THAT'S WHY WE'RE DOWN HERE THERE'S ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY THAT'S ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE

>>> TODAY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, OFFICIALLY CALLING IT A PANDEMIC NONE OF US IS UNAFFECTED BY ITS IMPACT ♪ [ MUSIC ] ♪ >> WE'RE GOING TO TRY EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN TO KEEP LIFE AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE FOR EVERYBODY >> IF IT GETS INTO AN ENVIRONMENT LIKE THIS, IT'S GOING TO SPREAD LIKE RAPID FIRE >> WE'RE GOING TO BUILD THIS ECONOMY BACK STRONGER THAN EVER BEFORE

>> THERE'S A NUMBER OF THINGS THAT WE'RE DOING THAT ARE NOT BEING DONE RIGHT NOW >> COMING IN NOVEMBER, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE VOTING, NOT FOR A PERSON BUT FOR STABILITY >> I HAVE TO PLAN A FUNERAL AND HOW IS THIS GOING TO WORK? >> YOU DON'T PREPARE FOR GIVING BIRTH IN A PANDEMIC >> THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC IS TO KEEP OUR SPIRITS UP

>> JOIN ME AS WE GO INTO AMERICA TO HEAR FROM EVERYDAY PEOPLE, GRAPPLING WITH THE MOST PRESSING ISSUES OF OUR TIME >>> WE'D LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST RACIAL AMERICA WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> I WATCHED THE ATLANTA MAYOR, TRYING TO ACT AS MOM, RAISING HER SON >> I REMEMBER COMING HOME, SAYING, WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? >> IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU'RE DIFFERENT

IT'S JUST YOU HAVE TO NOT FEEL LESS THAN THAT'S MY THING >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

>> WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> WE ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM

EASTERN >>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A REAL CATASTROPHE, HAPPENING IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> HERE IN MEXICO CITY THE PEOPLE I SPOKE WITH SAID THEY DON'T WORK

THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED OUR FAMILIES >> OUR NBC SKY CREWS ARE ON THE GROUND >> THE GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS IN STAGES >> SO THAT YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE >> LIFE IN ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL

JUST DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES UNITED PEOPLE, WITH A UNITED FIRST >> FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FAINT- HEARTED

IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAS BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >> THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE WAS NOT BRIEFED ON INTELLIGENCE RUSSIA ALLEGEDLY OFFERED BOUNTIES TO THE TALIBAN TO KILL U

S TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN AND NOW THE WHITE HOUSE IS RAMPING UP ITS DEFENSE SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO, PUSHING BACK ON THE REPORTS TODAY, DEFENDING HOW THE ADMINISTRATION HANDLED THIS INTELLIGENCE AND ITS RECORD ON RUSSIA >> WE SEE THREATS IN INTELLIGENCE REPORTING TO OUR SOLDIERS, STATIONED ALL OVER THE WORLD

EVERY SINGLE DAY EVERY SINGLE DAY AND SO I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT WHATEVER REPORTING IT IS THAT YOU'RE REFERRING TO, THAT WE RESPONDED IN PRECISELY THE CORRECT WAY WITH THE FACT THAT THE RUSSIANS ARE ENGAGED IN AFGHANISTAN, IN A WAY THAT IS ADVERSE TO THE UNITED STATES, IS NOTHING NEW >> PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETING TODAY ABOUT THE MEDIA REPORTS ON THE RUSSIAN BOUNTIES FAKE NEWS MEDIA HOAX

NBC NEWSCOM SENIOR WHITE HOUSE REPORTER, SHANNON PETTYPIECE JOINING ME NOW SHANNON, WHAT ELSE ARE YOU HEARING FROM THE ADMINISTRATION ABOUT THIS? >> YOU KNOW, ALISON THERE WERE TWO TWEETS THE PRESIDENT PUT OUT CALLING IT A HOAX AND THE NUMBER OF ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS CALLING IT A HOAX

YOU KNOW, WE HAVE HEARD MORE CRITICISM OF THE "NEW YORK TIMES" AND THEIR DECISION TO REPORT ON THIS THAN WE HAVE THE RUSSIANS AND WHETHER IT IS PROVIDING THIS SPECIFIC PIECE [ INAUDIBLE ] STATEMENT AND THERE HAS BEEN LITTLE CRITICISM OF THAT, THAT WE HAVE BEEN HEARING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE INSTEAD [ INAUDIBLE ] AND CRITICIZING INTELLIGENCE, SAYING IT WASN'T VERIFIED AND WASN'T UP TO STANDARDS

TAKE ACTION ON IT OR EVEN [ INAUDIBLE ] , [ INAUDIBLE ] >> SHANNON, OUR COLLEAGUE KRISTEN WALKER SPOKE WITH THE FATHER OF ONE OF THE THREE MARINES KILLED IN A ROADSIDE BOMB IN AFGHANISTAN LAST YEAR WHAT DID HE TELL HER? >> YEAH SO ME AND MY COLLEAGUE CHRIS, SPOKE TO THE FATHER OF ERIC HENDRICKS HE WAS A 25-YEAR- OLD, WHO WAS KILLED WHEN HIS CONVOY WAS BLOWN UP IN AFGHANISTAN THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN 2019

HE TOLD MY COLLEAGUE THAT HE HAS NOT BEEN CONTACTED FROM ANYONE FROM THE ADMINISTRATION AND HE SAID, WHY HASN'T QUARTERBACK CALLED ME OR MY EXWIFE? ISN'T IT ENOUGH THIS HELL THAT WE ARE GOING THROUGH, THAT NO ONE HAS COME FORWARD WITH ANYTHING? HE SAID HE LEARNED THAT HIS SON'S DEATH COULD POSSIBLY HAVE BEEN LINKED TO THESE RUSSIAN PAYMENTS TO THE TALIBAN, FROM NEWS REPORTS AND FROM A JOURNALIST, WHO ACTUALLY CALLED HIM HE ACTUALLY SAID HE DOESN'T WATCH THE NEWS THAT MUCH SO HE HEARD ABOUT IT AT FIRST, FROM A JOURNALIST

AND CONTINUED GETTING CALLS FROM JOURNALISTS ABOUT THIS HE SAID THAT HE HAS NOT HEARD FROM THE PRESIDENT SINCE HIS SON DIED HE DID NOT GET A PHONE CALL FROM THE PRESIDENT HE DID GET A HANDWRITTEN NOTE FROM THEN DEFENSE SECRETARY JAMES MATTIS BUT HE BRINGS IN THE PAST FEW I DAYS, AS THE ATTENTION HAS FALL OWN THE FAMILIES

THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE HAS REACH THE OUT TO THEM WITH ANY INFORMATION HE TOLD MY COLLEAGUES >> SHANNON, JUST TO BE CLEAR WE HAVEN'T CONFIRMED A LINK BETWEEN THAT 2019 ATTACK AND THE ALLEGED RUSSIAN BOUNTIES BUT CAN YOU GIVE US A TIME LINE ABOUT WHAT WE DO KNOW AND SORT OF HOW THINGS WENT ALONG IN EARLY 2019? >> YEAH

I THINK THAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO NOTE, ALISSON AS LITTLE BITS AND PIECES OF THIS INFORMATION HAD COME OUT WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY IF ANY AMERICANS WERE KILLED AS A RESULT OF THESE PAYMENTS THAT THEY WERE OFFERING TO THE TALIBAN AND IT'S NOT EVEN CERTAIN IF THAT SPECIFIC ATTACK WAS CAUSED BY THE TALIBAN AND CERTAINLY NOT IF THESE RUSSIANS HAD ANYTHING TO DO ABOUT MOTIVATING IT OR IF ANYONE WOULD PAY YOU KNOW, FROM TALIBAN FOR DEATHS OF THOSE AMERICANS

SO THAT, WE DO NOT KNOW SO THIS INTELLIGENCE GOES BACK QUITE A WAYS THERE WERE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WHO WERE BRIEFED ON IT WHO REPORTED THIS IS NOT NECESSARILY A NEW DEVELOPMENT, EVEN THOUGH WE ARE JUST LEARNING ABOUT IT IN THE PAST FEW DAYS >> SHANNON, THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN — THE PRESIDENT IS CALLING THIS A HOAX HOW IS THIS ADMINISTRATION EXPLAINING THAT

>> WELL, THERE CLEARLY IS SOME INTELLIGENCE HERE THAT CONGRESS IS BEING BRIEFED ON THE PRESIDENT BEING BRIEFED ON THERE IS SOME INTELLIGENCE, THE DEBATE IS ABOUT THE VERACITY, THE ACCURACY, THE VERIFICATION OF THAT INTELLIGENCE BUT THE PRESIDENT IS CALLING IT A HOAX THEY'RE CERTAINLY NOT A HOAX BUT TAKE A LISTEN TO HOW HIS TOP ADVISERS CAME OUT ANDDEFENDED THE PRESIDENT TODAY

>> I THINK WHAT IS A HOAX IS THE INITIAL REPORTING I THINK THIS IS THE TIME THE PRESIDENT WAS BRIEFED ANDCHOSE NOT TO TAKE ACTION ON IT THAT WAS A HOAX >> I THINK WHAT THE PRESIDENT WAS SAYING IS A HOAX, IS THAT HE WAS SOMEHOW BRIEFED ON IT AND DIDN'T TAKE ACTION >> AND OF COURSE, REFERRING TO SOMETHING AS A HOAX IS A COMMON PHRASE THE PRESIDENT USES

HE CALLED THE CORONAVIRUS OR REPORTING ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS AND HIS RESPONSE TO IT A HOAX SO JUST ONE MORE TIME HE IS PROVIDING THAT LINE OF ATTACK AROUND THIS >> THIS WILL BE BRIEFED ON THIS TOMORROW

WHAT DO YOU KNOW AHEAD OF THAT MEETING? >> WE ANTICIPATE THIS TO BE A BRIEFING TO GET MORE BY NATURE OF THE INTELLIGENCE AND TO BE FRANKLY, A LOT LESS POLITICAL THAN THE BRIEFING OTHER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS HAVE BEEN REPEATING SO THERE HAVE BEEN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS THAT HAVE BEEN BRIEFED ON THIS MARK MEADOWS, THE CHIEF OF STAFF HAS BEEN LEADING THOSE BRIEFINGS THEY HAVEN'T BEEN THE HEAD OF CIA THERE

FOR THOSE BRIEFINGS THIS BRIEFING TOMORROW, WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE HOUSE WILL HAVE A LEADERSHIP HOUSE AND SENATE DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICAN THEY WILL ALSO HAVE THE HEAD OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEES

AND WE ARE EXPECTING TO SEE THE CIA DIRECTOR, GINA HASKELL, THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE DIRECTOR OF NSA, BOLDLY BRIEFING THOSE DIRECTORS AND GETTING INTO THE CLASSIFIED NATURE OF THIS, RATHER THAN THE BROAD SCOPE OF WHAT INFORMATION THE US HAS

>> WE WILL SEE WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY WE'LL LOOK FOR THAT TOMORROW THANK YOU SO MUCH >> PRESIDENT TRUMP TAKING HEAT FOR THE ALLEGED BOUNTY MEANWHILE, MIGHT BE IN POWER FOR A LONG TIME TO COME

STAYING IN OFFICE UNTIL 2026 CHANGING RUSSIA'S CONSTITUTION AND POTENTIALLY KEEP PUTTING INTO POWER HE'S RULED THIS FOR DECADES JOINS ME NOW FROM MOSCOW AND TELL OUR VIEWERS ABOUT IN VOTE WHAT IT MEANS FOR PUTIN

AND WHY EVERYBODY KIND OF KNEWIT WOULD TURN OUT THIS WAY >> A WEEK AGO, WE SAW EXIT POLLING THE PRESIDENT WENT OUT AND DECLARED THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE ALREADY SUPPORTED THE CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM AND BEFORE POLLS HAD CLOSED IN MOSCOW WE SAW EARLY PRELIMINARY RESULTS AND NOW IT'S FROM THE NORTHEAST

AND FOR WHAT THIS MEANS FOR PRESIDENT PUTIN IT IS VERY CLEAR THIS RESETS HIS TERM LIMITS, WHICH GIVES HIM THE OPTION TO RULE UNTIL 2026 OF COURSE, IT IS NOT AUTOMATIC HE WILL HAVE TO MOUNT TWO PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS ONE IN 2024 AND ONE IN 2030

WE'LL SEE WHAT HE DOES >> RUSSIA IS STILL DEALING WITH ONE OF THE HIGHEST CORONAVIRUS INFECTION RATES IN THE WORLD DID THAT HAVE ANY IMPACT ON VOTING THERE? >> YEAH CERTAINLY THE CORONAVIRUS

THIS WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HELD IN APRIL APRIL 23rd BUT THAT WAS RIGHT AS THE VIRUS OUTBREAK STARTED TO GET PRETTY BAD NOT LONG AFTER, BECAME THE SECOND LARGEST OUTBREAK IN THE WORLD SO THEY HAD TO POSTPONE IT

AND EVEN THIS DAY THERE HAVE BEEN CONCERNS THAT IT WAS TOO SERIOUS THE VIRUS HAS NOT BEEN FULLY SUPPRESSED IN RUSSIA ON ANY GIVEN DAY, WE SEE UP TO 6,000 CASES HERE IN MOSCOW FOR THE FIRST TIME, WE SAW ONLINE VOTING

ANOTHER MAJOR RUSSIAN CITY BUT PERHAPS MOST IMPORTANTLY WE SAW THEM KEEP THE POLLS OPEN FOR MORE THAN A WEEK POLLS OPENED LAST THURSDAY AND OSTENSIBLY, THIS WAS INCREASED SAFETY BY VOTERS

BUT EVEN THE CENTRAL ELECTION COMMISSION TODAY, SAID IT HELPED INCREASE TURNOUT AND WHERE THE OUTCOME IS NOT REALLY IN DOUBT, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING FOR THE KREMLIN ARE LARGE VOTER TURNOUTS TO CLAIM THAT THIS WAS ALL LEGITIMATE EXPRESSION OF THE RUSSIAN PEOPLE'S WILL >> MATTHEW, I WANT TO LET YOU GO BECAUSE THE WEATHER IS TERRIBLE BUT QUICK QUESTION FOR YOU

I KNOW THERE ARE GROWING CONCERNS OVER THE ALLEGED BOUNTIES, TARGETING US TROOPS ANY NEW REACTION FROM THE KREMLIN ON THAT? >> WELL, THEY WERE VERY INWARDLY FOCUSED THIS WEEK SO I STILL THINK THE MAIN REACTION WAS THE ONE THE SPOKESPERSON GAVE THROUGH HERE

AND IT WAS ALL A BUNCH OF BS SINCE THEN, THEY HAVE MOSTLY WATCHED THE CHAOS UNFOLDING >> MATTHEW, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BRAVING THE ELEMENTS TO BE WITH US FROM MOSCOW WE'RE VERY GRATEFUL

GET INSIDE >>> A SMALL SYRINGE MAKER MANAGED TO PULL IN AN $84 MILLION CORONAVIRUS CONTRACT FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND A $184 MILLION HARDSHIP LOAN FROM THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION REPORTING IN LATE MARCH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES STARTED DRAFTING AN ORDER TO START HAVING TECHNOLOGIES INC PRODUCE MOST OF THE NEEDLES AND SYRINGES

AND A FEW WEEKS LATER, RTI, GOT A PPP LOAN ANALYST JONATHAN ALLEN, JOINING ME NOW

JOHN, THIS IS JUST NUTS WALK US THROUGH THE TIME LINE HERE HOW DID RTI

GET AN $833 MILLION GOVERNMENT CONTRACT AND A PPP

LOAN WORTH MORE THAN A MILLION DOLLARS THOSE LOANS WERE DESIGNED TO HELP SMALL BUSINESSES STRUGGLING WITH A PANDEMIC >> THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION, ALISON AND LAWMAKERS HAVE SAID TO US, THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND, HOW CAN YOU BOTH BE A SMALL BUSINESS THAT IS IN DANGER OF LAYING OFF WORKERS AND A COMPANY THAT IS GETTING $84 MILLION GOVERNMENT CONTRACT AT THE SAME TIME IT TELLS THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION NAIT IS GOING TO NEED TO SET UP ITS OPERATIONS, BUILD OPERATIONS, HIRE DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN LABOR

AND BOTH OF THESE ARE GOING ON ESSENTIALLY SIMULTANEOUSLY AS WELL AS A BIG BOOST IN SORT OF PRIVATE BUSINESS NONGOVERNMENT BUSINESS FOR A COMPANY THAT MAKES SYRINGES FOR A COMPANY THAT IS INTUITIVE, GIVEN THAT WE ARE DEALING WITH THE COVID VIRUS SHORT ANSWER IS THE GOVERNMENT WAS WORKING ON ITS DEAL WITH RT

I AND RTI APPLIED FOR A P

PP LOAN REQUIRED CRITERIA REQUIRED THAT YOUR BUSINESS COULD POTENTIALLY BE DISRUPTED BY COVID

AND OF COURSE, THE MAIN DISRUPTION TO THEIR BUSINESS FROM COVID WAS THAT THEIR BUSINESS IMPROVED BUT AS IT TURNS OUT, THEY END UP WITH THAT $14 MILLION PPP

LOAN AND ANOTHER CONTRACT TO MAKE NEEDLES AND SYRINGES AND THERE IS SOME CONCERN AMONG LAWMAKERS AND OTHERS, THAT THIS COMPANY MIGHT NOT ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO DELIVER ON THAT ORDER, WHICH WOULD DELIVER A VACCINE, IF WE GET A VACCINE >> I HAVE SO MANY MORE QUESTIONS HERE BUT LET ME ASK YOU THIS

THIS IS A PUBLICLY TRADED COMPANY TELL US WHAT ITS STOCK PRICES HAVE DONE SINCE THE START OF THE YEAR >> IT WAS AT $153 AT THE BEGINNING OF JANUARY AND THEN IT ROSE A LITTLE BIT ON GOOD FIRST QUARTER SALES

AND THEN THE PPP LOAN HAPPENED IN MID-APRIL AND BY JUNE 19th, IT CLOSED AT $7

38 A SHARE SO $153 TO $738 A SHARE IT'S AN INCREASE OF OVER 380%

VERY GOOD NEWS FOR EXECUTIVES THAT HAVE A LOT OF MONEY IN THEIR STOCK AND VERY GOOD NEWS FOR INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS LIKE RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGY PEOPLE MAY BE FAMILIAR WITH THAT NAME, BECAUSE IT WAS ONCE RUN BY ROBERT MERCER, ONE OF DONALD TRUMP'S BIGGEST SUPPORTERS HE HAS STEPPED BACK FROM THAT COMPANY BUT AT THE END OF MARCH, AT LEAST THE LAST FILING THAT WE COULD SEE, RENAISSANCE HAD ABOUT A 4% STAKE IN R

TI >> ALL RIGHT SO IT DOES NOT SEEM LIKE RT

I WAS STRUGGLING TOO PROORLY FINANCIALLY THERE AGAIN, I KNOW I'VE SAID THIS I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS HERE ANDITION THE FIRST FEW SETS OF QUESTIONS I HAVE

MAYBE A CHICKEN AND EGG KIND OF THING JOHN, IF THIS COMPANY NEEDS A PPP LOAN, IS IT CAPABLE OF? AND SHOULD THE GOVERNMENT BE HANDING IT A WORK ORDER OF THIS SCOPE? AND THEN ON THE FLIP SIDE, IS IT AS CAPABLE OF THIS KIND OF MASSIVE MANUFACTURING? SHOULD IT EACH BE ELIGIBLE FOR SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE? >> ALISON, THIS IS THE EXACT QUESTION THAT WE WERE TRYING TO GET AN ANSWER TO

AND THE TRUTH IS, THEY TOLD US, SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION THAT THEY NEEDED THE HELP THEY NEEDED THE PAYCHECKS OF THEIR WORKERS PROTECTED WHICH IS WHAT THAT PPP

PROGRAM IS FOR AND THEN THEY, UP KNOW, TOLD THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT THAT THEY COULD DELIVER ON AN ORDER FOR 84 MILLION ORDER FOR NEEDLES AND SYRINGES WE'RE TALKING BASICCALITY, A COUPLE MILLION NIDESES AND SYRINGES HERE IT WAS NOT A SMALL ORDER AND THEY SAID ONE OF THE RISKS TO THEIR BUSINESSES THAT THEY MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO PERFORM THAT ORDER

>> SO DO WE HAVE ANY SENSE OF HOW RTI BEAT OUT ANY OTHER POTENTIALLY BIG COMPANIES TO GET THAT CONTRACT? >> WE REALLY DON'T, ALISSON ASKED THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

NEVER GOT A STRAIGHT ANSWER COUPLE OF OTHER COMPANIES ALSO GOT SOME LARGEST MANUFACTURER OF NEEDLES AND SYRINGES A MUCH SMALLER DEAL THAT THE COMPANY SAID IT DIDN'T EVEN FINALIZE YET >> REACHING OUT TO R

TI AND WHAT ARE THEY SAYING ABOUT YOUR REPORTING HERE? >> THEY DID NOT RESPOND TO E- MAILS TO THEIR CFO OR THEIR COMPANY SPOKESMAN OR VOICE MAILS LEFT FOR THEIR COMPANY SPOKESMAN AND THEY HIRED A LOBBYIST IN MARCH, RIGHT BEFORE ALL OF THIS GOOD FORTUNE HAPPENED

BUT WE WERE UNABLE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH ANYBODY FROM THE COMPANY TO ANSWER OUR QUESTION SO WE SENT THEM A LIST OF NINE OR 10 VERY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT REPRESENTATIONS MAKING CAN GOVERNMENT AGENCIES >>> HOW ABOUT THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE WHITE HOUSE? ANY COMMENT ON THIS? >> WE COULDN'T GET A PUBLIC COMMENT FROM THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE ON THAT AT ALL WE DID TALK TO THE DEPARTMENT ON SOME OF THEIR SPOKESPEOPLE, EITHER GAVE UP VIEWS AROUND THE CONTRACT BUT COULDN'T ANSWER THAT BIG QUESTION OF WHO MAKES THE DETERMINATION THAT THIS SMALL COMPANY THAT NEEDED A P

PP LOAN WAS ALSO BIG ENOUGH TO PRODUCE 200 MILLION NEEDLES >>> I MEAN, JOHN YOU AND I HAVE TALKED ABOUT THIS SEVERAL TIMES ABOUT BUSINESSES GETTING P

PP LOANS THAT MAYBE WARRANT THE TYPE OF BUSINESSES THOSE LOANS WERE INTENDED FOR BUT THAT THERE JUST HAS NOT BEEN ENOUGH OVERSIGHT, IF REALLY ANY OVERSIGHT HERE DO YOU KNOW IF CONGRESS IS LOOKING INTO THIS AT ALL? IF ANYONE ELSE, BESIDES REPORTERS AT NBC ARE LOOKING INTO THIS? >> I MEAN, THERE IS A COMMISSION, ALISON, THOUGH

THE CARES ACT, WHICH INCLUDED THE PPP LOAN BUT THE TRUTH IS, WHAT&WHAT IS SEEN AS SCANDULOUS IS THE STUFF THAT IS NOT ILLEGAL BUT LEGAL

BUT THEY HAD CERTIFICATION OF BEING IN THE PP LOAN AND SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION THEY'RE NOT GOING TO GO AFTER MOST PEOPLE

THEY'RE NOT GOING TO GO AFTER SMALLER LOANS AND WE ARE ALREADY SEEING LAW FIRMS ADVISE CLIENTS THAT IT WOULD BE VERY DIFFICULT TO PROSECUTE ANYBODY EVEN IF THEY DID DO SOMETHING ILLEGAL BECAUSE THE P

PP LOAN PROGRAM MIXED THEM UP >> YEAH HOW ABOUT ON THE FLIP SIDE? IS ANYONE LOOKING INTO CONGRESS, PERHAPS, HOW THESE CONTRACTS FOR CORONAVIRUS, WHETHER IT'S SUPPLIES, WHATEVER TYPE OF GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS ARE BEING AWARDED? >> THERE HAS BEEN SOME EFFORT ON THE PART OF SOME OF THE COMMITTEES IN THE HOUSE IN PARTICULAR TO TRY TO LOOK AT SOME OF THE CONTRACTS AND HOW THEY'RE AWARDED

BUT THERE HAS NOT BEEN A LOT OF PROGRESS MAYBE THE ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN SLOW IN TURNING STUFF OVER >> JOHN ALLEN, I SAY THIS EVERY TIME YOU COME ON IT'S ALWAYS A TREAT TO SEE YOU THANKS FOR BEING WITH US

>> AND HAPPY WEDNESDAY YOU WORE THE SHIRT! >> HAPPY WEDNESDAY I HAD A TOUGH CHOICE TO MAKE TODAY, JOHN IT WAS EITHER MY WEDNESDAY SHIRT OR A BOBBY BANIA SHIRT I FELT LIKE THIS HAD MORE MASS APPEAL

>> I THINK BONIA CAN DO ALL RIGHT IN 60 GAMES IF YOU'RE GOING TO GET PAID $60 MILLION >> LET'S SEE HIM PLAY JOHN, ALWAYS A PLEASURE THANK YOU SO MUCH

>> TAKE CARE, ALISSON >>> THEY'RE TRYING TO PROTECT PEOPLE DURING A PANDEMIC BUT NOW THEY'RE GETTING DEATH THREATS AND HATE MALE MAIL — HATE MAIL PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE UNDER FIRE NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT, JAKE WARD HAS THEIR STORY

>> THEY'RE ON THE FRONT LINE OF THE FIGHT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS BUT UNDER FIRE >> THEY'VE UNNECESSARILY PUT PEOPLE INTO A STATE OF FEAR >> ACROSS THE COUNTRY, PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE BEING HARASSED BY THE VERY PEOPLE THEY'RE TRYING TO PROTECT L

A COUNTY'S HEALTH DIRECTOR SAYS SHE HAS BEEN THREATENED >> I LIKE HUNDREDS OF OTHER PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, HAVE, IN FACT, RECEIVED THREATS AND HAVE, IN FACT, RECEIVED A LOT OF HATE MAIL >> THEY DON'T GET PAID A LOT OF MONEY

THEY PUT IN A LOT OF HOURS THEY DO IT WITH A COMPASSION THAT THEY FEEL >> IT WAS A TOUGH JOB BEFORE THE PANDEMIC NOW, A GROWING PUBLIC BACKLASH, AGAINST HEALTH SAFETY RESTRICTIONS AND LOCKDOWNS MAKES IT EVEN HARDER >> THEY'RE TAKING VERBAL ABUSE

SOMETIMES THEY'RE PHYSICAL THREATS TO THEIR LIVES AND FAMILIES >> DOZENS HAVE RESIGNED, RETIRED OR BEEN FIRED SINCE APRIL >> OHIOANS, YOU HAVE SAVED LIVES >> OHIO'S HEALTH DIRECTOR RESIGNED JUNE 11th, AFTER INTENSE CRITICISM, AND ARMEDPROTESTORS AT HOME >> IT'S TRUE, NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES

SOME OF THEM DO, IN FACT, WEAR A WHITE COAT >> FOR THOSE WHO STAY ON, THEHARASSMENT CONTINUES >> IT'S EXTRAORDINARILY HARD TO WORK UNDER CONDITIONS WHERE PEOPLE ARE SO ANGRY WITH YOU AND TAKE IT SO PERSONALLY >> AND AFTER ALL OF THIS, A DECADE OF SHRINKING STAFF AND FUNDS AND SOME AMERICANS SEEM TO DOUBT THE EXPERTS ON COVID- 19 SAFETY PROTOCOL

>> WHEN WE HAVE A CONTAMINATION OF WATER, FOR EXAMPLE IN A PUBLIC HEALTH SAYS WE NEED TO BOIL OUR WATER WE CAN'T DRINK CONTAMINATED WATER EVERYBODY BOILS OUR WATER SO THE FACT THAT PEOPLE ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTION TO THIS PUBLIC HEALTH ADVICE IS ALARMING

AND IT'S NOT REALLY SOMETHING THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN TO THIS EXTENT >> KATE MOOR JOINS ME NOW AND THIS IS A SCARY SITUATION TO BE IN WE ARE STILL IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE QUITTING THEIR JOBS BECAUSE THEY'RE BEING THREATENED? AND WHAT ELSE ARE THEY TELLING YOU? IS THERE A DINNER THAT WE MAY NOT HAVE THE MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS NEEDED TO GET THROUGH THIS, IF MORE SAY, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH? >> THIS IS A VERY DARK TURN

WE'RE LOOKING HERE AT LITERALLY, THE PEOPLE TRYING TO KEEP YOU OUT OF EMERGENCY ROOMS WE THINK ABOUT FRONT LINEHEALTHCARE WORKERS AS BEING THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE I WOULD SAY IT'S WORTH POINTING OUT HERE, THAT A DISPROPORTIONATE PART OF THE AWFUL REFERENCE SEEMS TO BE FALLING ON THE FEMALE PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS WHO ARE OUT THERE SO THAT THIS WHOLE OTHER LAYER OF TERRIBLENESS HAPPENED THERE NOT TO MENTION, THE FACT THAT YOU'RE REALLY HARASSING THE PEOPLE THAT ARE TRYING TO SAVE US ALL

AT THE SAME TIME, WE HAVE SEEN SOME STEPS STARTING TO BE TAKEN HERE IN CALIFORNIA, JUST A FEW MINUTES AGO, A STATELEGISLATOR INTRODUCED LEGISLATION THAT WOULD MOVE THE PUBLIC INFORMATION ABOUT WHERE PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS LIVE, INTO A PRIVATE RULE ESSENTIALLY THE SAME WAY YOU CAN'T LOOK UP THE ADDRESS OF A HOME LEGISLATOR THEY'LL TRY TO MAKE THAT TRUE FOR HEALTHCARE OFFICIALS AS WELL THEY WANT TO PROTECT THEM FROMHARASSMENT SO THEY CAN DO $JOBS

>> HOW ABOUT THE SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES IN CALIFORNIA? I KNOW STATE AND CITY LEADERSARE TIGHTENING UP AHEAD OF THE WEEKEND WHAT ARE DOCTORS THERE TELLING YOU ABOUT THE SPIKE? AND HOW SOME PEOPLE'S BEHAVIOR IS AFFECTING HIM? >> YOU KNOW, >> IT'S REALLY SORT OF A DESPIRITTING TERM CALIFORNIA HAS BEEN HELD UP AS A NATIONAL MODEL WE LOCKED DOWN EARLY AND HARD

AND CONSISTENTLY THE MESSAGE WAS VERY CONSISTENT AND MASKS HAVE BECOME A WAY OF LIFE HERE IN CALIFORNIA UNFORTUNATELY, THERE ARE SMALL POCKETS OF THE STATE THAT ARE A LOT MORE SPOTTY WHEN IT COMES TO THE WEARING OF MASKS AND IT TURNS OUT THAT REALLY, WE'RE ONLY AS SAFE AS THE PEOPLE WHO TAKE THE FEWEST PRECAUTIONS

IF JUST A COUPLE OF PEOPLE DON'T WEAR MASKS AND EVERYBODY ELSE IS VERY CONSCIENTIOUS ABOUT IT, YOU KNOW, YOU CAN REALLY HAVE IT SEEP THROUGH THE REST OF THE POPULATION THAT WAY AND NOW, AS WE LOOK AT YOUNG PEOPLE WEARING MASKS THEY MIGHT NOT GET SICK AND THEY CAN VISIT THEIR PARENTS AND GET SICK

REALLY, THE EFFECTS COULD GO ON AND ON THE TOUGH THING THAT WE'RE FINDING HERE IS THE VIRUS HAS NOT CHANGED OUR VULNERABILITY HAS NOT CHANGED AND YET, PEOPLE SEEM TO BE MAKING THIS CHANGE TO THEIR BEHAVIOR, THINKING SOMEHOW THAT PERHAPS, SOMETHING HAS CHANGED BUT IT REALLY HASN'T FUNDAMENTALLY

CALIFORNIA, AN UNFORTUNATE LESSON FOR THE REST OF THE COUNTRY UNLESS WE ALL DO OUR VERY BEST TO WEAR THESE THINGS, WE CAN BE IN A LOT OF TROUBLE AS A COUNTRY, ALISSON >> YEAH WE'VE HEARD IT TIME AND TIME AGAIN WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER

JAKE WARD, THANKS SO MUCH >> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE'VE GOT BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED

>> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> TODAY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, OFFICIALLY CALLING IT A PANDEMIC

NONE OF US IS UNAFFECTED BY ITS IMPACT >> WE'RE GOING TO TRY EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN TO KEEP LIFE AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE FOR EVERYBODY >> IF IT GETS INTO AN ENVIRONMENT LIKE THIS IT'S GOING TO SPREAD LIKE RAPID FIRE >> WE'RE GOING TO BUILD THIS ECONOMY BACK STRONGER THEN EVER BEFORE

>> AND NOVEMBER, PEOPLE WILL BE LOOKING FOR STABILITY >> I HAVE TO PLAN A FUNERAL HOW DOES THIS WORK? >> YOU DON'T PREPARE FOR GIVING BIRTHDAY IN A PANDEMIC >> THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC IS TO KEEP OUR SPIRITS UP >> JOIN ME AS WE GO INTO AMERICA TO HEAR FROM EVERYDAY PEOPLE, GRAPPLING WITH THE MOST PRESSING ISSUES OF OUR TIME

>> I'D LIKE TO SAY, SOME SORT OF POST-RACIAL AMERICA WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN WE DO NOT >> I WATCHED THE ATLANTA MAYOR ACT AS MOM AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING, WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE YOU'RE DIFFERENT

YOU JUST DON'T HAVE TO FEEL LESS THAN THAT'S IMPORTANT >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

>> WE'VE GOT BREAKING NEWS >> ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOURSTREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM

EASTERN >>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A REAL CATASTROPHE, HAPPENING HERE BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> HERE IN MEXICO CITY, THE PEOPLE I SPOKE TO SAID THEY DON'T WORK THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED OUR FAMILIES

>> OUR SKY TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND LEARNING FROM WHERE IT'S BEEN >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS IN STAGES >> SO YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE >> LIFE IN ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL

JUST DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES A UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED FIRST

>> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FAINT- HEARTED IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAS BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> THE CITY OF SEATTLE HAS CLEARED OUT THE CHOP POLICE MOVED IN TODAY, RETAKING PART OF A NEIGHBORHOOD THAT PROTESTORS HAVE OCCUPIED FOR WEEKS

NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT, STEVE PATTERSON, JOINING ME FROM SEATTLE AND STEVE, WHAT HAPPENED THERE THIS MORNING? >> ALISON, I'LL GET TO WHAT IS HAPPENING THIS MORNING IN A SECOND BUT I CAN SHOW YOU WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW PROTESTORS ARE MOVED OUT INTO THE STREET AND LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE JUST TAKING OVER THIS STREET CORNER

BLOCKING TRAFFIC AT THIS POINT THIS JUST HAPPENED A FEW MINUTES AGO NOW, I SEE SOME NEW FACES IN THE CROWD BUT I ALSO SEE SOME CHOP REGULARS, PEOPLE WHO WERE LIVING ALMOST AS RESIDENTS INSIDE CHOP FOR THE BETTER PART OF THE LAST THREE WEEKS, INCLUDING THE PERSON WHO IS ON THE MEGA PHONE WE'RE NOT SURE HOW LONG THIS PARTICULAR PROTEST IS GOING TO LAST

BUT THIS IS THE FIRST CHANNELING OF I THINK ANOTHER DEMONSTRATION, SINCE CHOP HAS BEEN DISMANTLED WHEN I SAY CHOP HAS BEEN DISMANTLED CHOP HAS BEEN DISMANTLED IF YOU LOOK TO THE LEFT HERE, YOU CAN SEE THE POLICE LINE BEYOND THAT IS WHAT USED TO BE THE CAPITOL HILL, OCCUPY PROTEST ZONE

POLICE CAME IN, HOT AND HEAVY, AT ABOUT 5:00 THIS MORNING THEY HAD A HEAVY MACHINERY ROLLED IN, BUT DID IT QUIETLY AND ALMOST, YOU MIGHT SAY PEACEFULLY NOW, THERE HAVE BEEN MORE THAN 30 ARRESTS

BUT FROM WHAT WE'VE SEEN, THE ACTION TAKEN — THIS CAN GET DICEY HOLD ON TAKE A LOOK HERE YOU SEE SOME CARS, A LITTLE FRUSTRATED AT PEOPLE IN THE STREETS BUT THIS MORNING, IT WAS MOSTLY A CLEAN OPERATION

THE MAYOR CALLED FOR IT EARLY THIS MORNING POLICE CAME IN THEY FLOODED THE ZONE THEY PROBABLY TOOK THE EAST PRECINCT BACK I'D SAY IN A MATTER OF MINUTES

PREVENTING A COUNTER ATTACK PREVENTING EVEN REALLY A STANDOFF WITH PROTESTORS THIS HAS BEEN THE MOST ACTION THAT WE'VE REALLY SEEN THIS MORNING ALTHOUGH THERE WAS ARRESTS, WHEN THEY WENT IN THE ZONE, THEY FOUND WEAPONS THEY FOUND THINGS LIKE IMPROVISED SPIKE STRIPS

A METAL PIPE ME AND MY PRODUCER HAVE BEEN HERE SO LONG, THAT THEY HAVE BEEN USING A PIPE TO WIELD IT WE SPENT SO MUCH TIME HERE WE KNOW THE IDENTIFIABLES OF THIS GROUP YOU CAN SEE THAT SOME OF THEM ARE OUT HERE NOW

ALISON? >> STEVE, YOU SAID THAT THE MAYOR SAID THAT THE CALL TO GO IN DO WE KNOW WHY NOW? >> Reporter: WELL, LOOK YOU CAN TALK ABOUT THE LONG OF IT AND THE SHORT OF IT THE LONG OF IT HAS BEEN THAT THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR NEARLY A MONTH PUBLIC OPINION OF CHOP AND WHAT THE MAYOR, THE MAYOR'S HANDLING OF IT WAS POOR

THERE WERE MULTIPLE LAWSUITS THE POLICE CHIEF WAS IN AN OPEN DISAGREEMENT WITH HER, ABOUT HEATING THE AREA TO THE PROTESTORS BUT THE IMMEDIATE WAS, THERE WAS A LOT OF VIOLENCE THERE WAS SEVERAL SHOOTINGS IN THE AREA, SURROUNDING CHOPPED RESIDENTS BUSINESSES WERE SUFFERING

AND THEY FELT LIKE THEN WAS THE TIME TO GO IN AND IT WAS ALSO A TIME WITHIN THAT MORNING, A LOT OF THE PROTESTORS HAVE CLEARED OUT SO TACTICALLY, SEEMED LIKE A DOWN TIME FOR POLICE TO MOVE IN AND IT WORKED ALISON? >> STEVE, FROM WHAT WE CAN SEE WHAT IS GOING ON THERE NOW, CERTAINLY SEEMS LIKE THERE ARE PLENTY OF FOLKS WITH NO INTENTION OF STOPPING THE PROTEST WHAT ARE OTHER MEMBERS TELLING BUT WHAT IS NEXT FOR THIS MOVEMENT? AND HOW THEY'RE GOING TO KEEP THEIR MOMENTUM GOING, EVEN IF THINGS HAVE BEEN DISMANTLED THERE

>> WELL, WE JUST HEARD ON THE MEGA PHONE, THAT MAYBE THE NEXT PLACE THEY WOULD GO IS CITY HALL WE'RE NOT SURE, OBVIOUSLY, THE VALIDITY OF THAT BUT JUST SPEAKING TO SOME OF THE LEADERSHIP MEMBERS THAT WERE OUTSIDE THE ZONE, AFTER IT HAD BEEN SHUT DOWN, THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT GOING BACK IN AND MEETING AND REALLY HAVING A STRONG DISCUSSION ABOUT WHAT THIS MOVEMENT MEANS AND WHAT HAPPENS NEXT IT MAY BE THOSE MEETINGS IN DISCUSSIONS

MAY INCLUDE THE CITY WHICH I THINK WILL BE A POSITIVE MAYBE CHOP SHUTTING DOWN IS A POSITIVE WAY FOR THEM TO CHANNEL THEIR ENERGY AND TO GETTING REAL LEGISLATION OR REFORM OR ACTUALLY COMING TOGETHER ON THE TABLE, WITH THE CITY ON WORKING TOGETHER THE OTHER ELEMENT IS THIS WHICH IS TO KEEP DEMONSTRATING AND TO KEEP DISRUPTING

AND I DON'T WANT TO SAY WHICH ONE IS MORE EFFECTIVE MAYBE THEY WORK IN CONCERT BUT I THINK THAT'S SOMETHING THEY NEED TO FIGURE OUT AS THIS MOVEMENT MOVES FORWARD ALISSON % MOVEMENT MOVES % FORWARD

FORWARD >> FOR SURE THANKS SO MUCH >>> I WILL LET YOU TAKE IT AWAY >> FIRST, WERE STARTING WITH GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM

HE IS ORDERING THE CLOSURE OF INDOOR ACTIVITIES %OPFOR CERTAIN BUSINESSES AND 19 COUNTIES BECAUSE OF ECTHE INCREASE OF COVID-19 INFECTIONS >> THIS DOES NOT MEAN RESTAURANTS ARE SHUT DOWN, WE ARE TRYING TO TAKE ACTIVITIES, AS MANY ACTIVITIES AS WE CAN, THESE CONCENTRATED ACTIVITIES, AND MOVE %THEM OUTDOORS WHICH IS A WAY OF MITIGATING THE SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS >> CORONAVIRUS CASES ARISING AROUND THE COUNTRY IN PLACES LIKE TEXAS, FLORIDA, AND ARIZONA PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS ASKED ABOUT THE USE OF MASKS

>> I DON'T KNOW IF IT NEEDS TO BE MANDATORY MANY PEOPLE STAY LONG DISTANCE I AM ALL FOR MASKS IF I WERE IN, GROUP OF PEOPLE, I WOULD, I HAVE PEOPLE HAVE SEEN ME WEARING ONE

>> Reporter: THE RISE IN INFECTIONS IS IMPACTING RETAIL APPLE IS RE- CLOSING 30 STORES AROUND THE COUNTRY BY THURSDAY OUT OF ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION CALIFORNIA AND TEXAS ARE AMONG THE ANOFSTATES EFFECTED THERE IS A TOTAL OF 77 STORES MEANWHILE THE MAYOR OF RICHMOND VIRGINIA HAS ORDERED THE IMMEDIATE REMOVAL OF AS SEVERAL MONUMENTS

THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO COME DOWN AT THE EARLIEST EVIN SEPTEMBER WITH CORONAVIRUS PROTESTS TRYING TO TAKE THEM DOWN THEMSELVES THERE WAS CEREALS INJURY, ILLNESS, OR DEATH >>> MARK ZUCKERBERG WILL MEET WITH LEADERS FROM SEVERAL CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS FOLLOWING A GROWING GROUP OF COMPANIES BOYCOTTING HIS COMPANY IT IS SUPPORTED BY HUNDREDS OF MAJOR COMPANIES STARBUCKS AND COCA-COLA JUST TO NAME A FEW

AND THAT WRAPS UP OUR R HEADLINES FOR THIS HOUR I WILL SEND IT BACK OVER TO YOU >>> ALEXA, THANK YOU U SO MUCH >>> CALIFORNIA REPORTING MORE THAN 50% INCREASE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES HOSPITALS ARE NEAR TO CAPACITY

WE ARE JOINED NOW AND JOE, EAST OF LA AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY WE ARE HEARING THAT ICU BEDS ARE 99% FULL WHAT ARE THE DOCTORS AND NURSES TELLING YOU? >> CASES ARE poUP AND RIVERSIDE COUNTY BY 50% AND THIS COMES AS WE TOUCHED ON EARLIER, HAS UNVEILED NEW ROLLBACKS OF THE REOPENING PLANS THAT WERE PUT IN PLACE FOR THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA MORE THAN ONE DOZEN COUNTIES, MOVIE THEATERS, ALL THOSE INDOOR ACTIVITIES MUST CEASE EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY THAT INCLUDES LOS ANGELES, ORANGE COUNTY,% RIVERSIDE COUNTY IT IS CAUSING AN ON GROWING SURGE OF CASES

OVER 220,000 CASES NOW I THAT HAS THE CHIEF NURSING OFFICER WORRIED ABOUT WHAT IS THE CHCALM >> I REALLY ASK THE PEOPLE TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY THIS IS NOT JUST A FLUKE WE ARE WATCHING PEOPLE COME IN HERE AND BE IN ABATED WITHIN A DAY OF ARRIVAL

MANY PASS AWAY I WOULD ASKED THEM TO TAKE IT SERIOUSLY MASKING IS A GOOD THING IT WILL HELP CONTAIN THE SPREAD WASHING YOUR HANDS THIS HUGE

IF YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO SOMEWHERE, STAY HOME PROTECT US AND PROTECT THE COMMUNITY BY BEING SMART ABOUT THIS DISEASE NO ONE WANTS THIS TO HAPPEN TO THEM OR THEIR LOVED ONES >> Reporter: THE CHIEF NURSING OFFICER TELLING ME THAT WHILE FRONT NULINE WORKERS ARE GLAD TO BE DOING THEIR JOBS AND DO IT TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITY, THERE IS A LEVEL OF FATIGUE GOING ON WITHIN THE HOSPITAL WITH NURSES AND EVERYTHING UNFOLDING THEIR THAT IS WHERE THE PLEA IS

THE SAME PLEA YOU HEARD IN MARCH, APRIL, AND MAY FRONTLINE HEALTHCARE WORKERS E ARE WEARING MASKS AND ASKING YOU TO PLEASE BE SAFE >> IT SEEMS LIKE MORE AND MORE PEOPLE ARE GETTING SICK EVERY SINGLE DAY >> Reporter: THE CHIEF NURSING OFFICER AT RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL SAID THEY HAVE BEEN PROBE DESERVING THEIR PPE AND THEY BEGAN USING CDC GUIDELINES AND CONTINUE TO DO SO O

THERE IS NO SHORTAGE AT THAT HOSPITAL, BUT SHE SAYS THEY ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE CONCERN ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAT IF THIS CONTINUES IN THE STATES WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN IT COMES TO THAT PPE IT'S CRITICAL FOR CARRYING OUT THEIR HEALTHCARE FUNCTIONS AND SAVING PEOPLE'S LIVES THERE IS A CONCERN OF FATIGUE OT REGARDING ICU BEDS, THERE ARE 69 IN 59 OF THEM HAVE BEEN OCCUPIED AS OF THIS MORNING THEY CONTINUE TO HAVE THE ABILITY TO EXPAND IF THEY HAVE TO, BUT THEY ARE HOPING THEY DON'T NEED TO

>> WITH THE VERY LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUS, THANK YOU U SO MUCH CHECK DR ANTHONY FAUCI SAYS THE COUNTRY IS HEADING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION AND THAT NO STATE IS SAFE >> WHEN YOU HAVE AN OUTBREAK IN ONE PART OF THE COUNTRY, EVEN THOUGH IN OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY THEY ARE DOING WELL, THEY PA ARE VULNERABLE AND VERY CLEARLY AT A PRESS CONFERENCE, WE CANNOT JUST FOCUS ON G THOSE AREAS THAT ARE NOT HAVING A SURGE IT PUTS THE ENTIRE COUNTRY AT RISK

>> AND BC MEDICAL NEWS CONTRIBUTOR JOINS S ME NOW LET'S TALK ABOUT FAUCI R SAID THERE EVEN STATES THAT LOCKED DOWN EARLY ON ARE AT RISK OF CASES SPIKING AND OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT THAT? >> THERE IS NOT MUCH WE CAN DO, UNFORTUNATELY

WE NEED THAT W NATIONAL APPROACH WE KNOW THAT VERY WELL SINCE THE BEGINNING FEFEOF FEBRUARY, WE HAVEN'T HAD ONE CONSISTENT APPROACH WITHIN BORDERS THAT MEANS PEOPLE ARE NOT WEARING MASKS IF YOU DON'T W WEAR IT, PEOPLE NEED TO WEAR MASKS

'S UNDERSTANDING HOW SCIENCE ESIS EVOLVING THE TRANSMISSION IS FAR LIKELIER 19 TIMES MORE LIKELY WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? UNFORTUNATELY, INDOOR RESTAURANTS, OTHER ENTER TYPE EVENTS OR RE POLITICAL RALLIES, SINGING IN CHOIRS, THE ONE THAT THE VICE PRESIDENT ENJOYED, THOSE TYPES OF EVENTS % MUST BE CURTAILED NATIONWIDE TO HOPE TO BREAK OUT OF THIS TRANSITION NATIONWIDE THIS CANNOT BE A ZIP CODE APPROACH IT HAS TO BE A NATIONAL APPROACH

>> WE HAVE FEWER QUESTIONS FOR YOU THERE IS ONE PARTICULARLY ABOUT SOMETHING YOU U WABROUGHT UP INDOOR VERSUS OUTDOOR DINING NEW JERSEY AND NEW YORK CITY WILL NOT REOPEN INDOOR DINING IS IN TORT DONNING NOT SAFE?'S OUTDOOR DINING AND OO PUBLIC SAFETY? THEY STILL HAVE TO TAKE THE MASKS OFF TO EAT

>> IT IS BETTER TO EAT AT HOME IT'S BETTER TO EAT AT HOME THAN OUT TOWARD DINING BUT IT IS CERTAINLY SAFE >> HOW ABOUT THE FOURTH OF JULY? LOTS OF AMERICANS TYPICALLY CELEBRATE WITH COOKOUTS HOW SAFE IS IT TO GO SOMEWHERE LE THAT FOOD IS BEING SHARED OR SERVED? EVEN IF YOU PREPARE IT YOURSELF >> YOU ARE TAKING A RISK

RIGHT NOW W I WOULD SAY, AND I GET THIS QUESTION A LOT? WHAT ARE THINGS WE SHOULD AND SHOULD NOT BE DOING WE ARE AN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC NOW WAS NOT THE TIME TO BARBECUE OUTSIDE OF TO FAMILY MEMBERS MY ADVICE WOULD BE TO NOT ENGAGE A LARGE GATHERINGS INDOORS OR OUT IF YOU MUST GO, DO IT OUTDOORS

I WOULD SUGGEST A GROWTH RATE ALL LIVE BY A MASK AND PUBLIC IF ANY ELECTED LEADER IS WATCHING THIS, IF YOU'RE NOT DOING THAT, YOU'RE LETTING YOUR TPEOPLE DOWN IF A LEADER WANT TO WAIT OR ENFORCE IT TO PROTECT YOURSELF, YOU COULD GET COVID >> ONE LAST QUESTION FOR YOU

WHAT IS IT OKAY TO DO ESPECIALLY AS THE WEATHER GOT WARMER CRACKS YOU WILL WANT TO BE OUTSIDE PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO BE COOPED UP INDOORS W WHAT ARE SOME BEST PRACTICES AND THINGS IF YOU'VE GOT TO GO OUT WITH THE FOLKS IN YOUR HOME, THIS IS A GOOD WAY TO DO IT AND A SMART WAY TO DO WITH THAT MAY NOT PUT YOU IN AS MUCH A RISKY POSITION AS FOR EXAMPLE, EATING INSIDE OR GOING TO A RESTAURANT >> THAT IS A GREAT QUESTION THE THINGS THAT WOULD NORMALLY LIKE TO DO, WE SHOULD DO

RUNNING IS TOTALLY FINE CYCLING IS EXCELLENT IF YOU HAVE A BICYCLE, GO FOR A BIKE RIDE WALKED BY THE BEACH AGAIN, IT'S FAR LESS THAN INDOORS

IF YOU ARE WEARING A MASK OUT YOU'RE DOORS, THAT WILL DRASTICALLY REDUCE THE TRANSMISSION INDOORS YOU DON'T HAVE THE AERODYNAMICS TO MOVE THINGS AROUND AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR OUTDOORS IS SAFE BE MINDFUL OF INDIVIDUAL SPACE YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO WALK BY THE BEACH IF NOT ON THE BEACH ITSELF

IT IS OKAY TO BE OUTSIDE THAT IS ACTUALLY A IS REALLY GREAT THING TO DO TO STAVE TOFF INFECTION >> THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ANSWERING THESE QUESTIONS SOMEONE AND THE NEWS WAS TALKING ABOUT THIS ALL KI DAY LONG I STILL SECOND- GUESS THE DECISIONS I'M MAKING EVERY DAY

WE ARE JUST NOT K SURE RIGHT VERSUS WRONG THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ISYOUR MEDICAL EXPERTISE AND BEING WITH US AGAIN >> THANK YOU >>> ARIZONA HITTING A SOBERING WITH 5000 NEW CASES ALL OF THIS HAPPENING WELL VICE PRESIDENT PANTS IS IN THE STATE

WE ARE AN FEW NEXT ONE, LET'S TALK ABOUT WHAT KIND OF SITUATION THE VICE PRESIDENT FLEW N,INTO TODAY >> Reporter: THE VICE PRESIDENT FLEW AN TO ARIZONA AS A RECORD NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS WERE RECORDED NURECORD NUMBER OF CASES, OVER 4800, 800 ARIZONA SPUR REPORTED TO HAVE DIED THIS IS A CRISIS IN ARIZONA

FOR SIX WEEKS NOW, MORE THAN SIX WEEKS, THE PRESIDENT CAME OUT TO THE STATE ON MAY 5 ON MAY 5 I DID A NEWS REPORT WITH YOU AT THAT TIME I TOLD YOU THERE WAS A T RECORD NUMBER OF CASES S AND A RECORD NUMBER OF DEATHS FAST-FORWARD TWO MONTHS, WE ARE SAYING THE SAME BE TUNE THOSE NUMBERS EXPONENTIALLY SKYROCKETING TO A POINT WHERE THE CRISIS THAT HAS BEEN IMPLEMENTED AT ARIZONA HOSPITAL THAT ALLOWS HOSPITALS TO TREAT PATIENTS BASED ON LL ESSENTIALLY NEED

TRIAGE DETERMINING WITH THE LIMITED RESOURCES THE BEST PATIENTS THAT HAVE THE BEST SHOT OF LIVING LONG- TERM THIS IS WHAT THE VICE PRESIDENT FLEW IN HERE TODAY WITH %%THE DIRE SITUATION IN WHICH THERE IS A LACK OF UNDERSTANDING THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE VIRUS RE IS SPREAD AT THE EXTENT TO WHICH THIS HOSPITAL SYSTEM WILL BEAR THE BRUNT OF IT >> ROCK, I KNOW DAY AFTER DAY YOU BEEN ASKING THE GOVERNOR AND OFFICIALS QUESTIONS ABOUT STEPS THEY ARE B TAKING TO SLOW NG THE SPREAD EITHER ANYTHING NEW RESTRICTIONS OR ANYTHING NEW ON THAT FRONT? >> Reporter: I TALKED TO THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES

SHE TALKED AND TALKED WITH ME BEFORE COMING INTO THAT BRIEFING I SAID WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO IMPLEMENT THE STAY-AT-HOME ORDER AND SHE SAID THAT RIGHT NOW THIS IS %A TARGETED TA APPROACH AND THERE IMAYARE CONSEQUENCES TO ISOLATING FOLKS AT HOME ER CAN THE SPREAD STOP WITHOUT SUCH FORCEFUL ACTION AS A STAY- AT-HOME ORDER? THE VICE PRESIDENT WAS ASKED ESASABOUT THAT HE PUSHED THE QUESTION ASIDE SUGGESTING THE GOVERNOR WAS DOING WHAT RNWHHE COULD IN HIS TARGETED EFFORTS ON MONDAY IN WHICH HE CLOSE GYMNASIUMS AND MOVIE THEATERS AND BARS

RESTAURANTS ARE STILL OPEN RETAILERS ARE OPEN MALLS ARE STILL OPEN LIFE IS VERY MUCH NORMAL HERE IN THIS STATE THIS IS THE TIME AT WHICH THESE NUMBERS ARE FAR FROM APPEARING TO GO IN ANY DIRECTION BUT UP

>> THE VICE PRESIDENT HAS SAID THAT REOPENING TOO QUICKLY IS NOT WHAT IS CAUSING SPIKES IN PLACES AT LIKE ARIZONA HOW DOES THAT TRACK WITH WHAT LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE SAYING THERE IN ARIZONA CRACKS >> Reporter: IT DOES NOT TRACK WITH THE DATA THE VICE PRESIDENT MADE THOSE COMMENTS LAST NIGHT AT A CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE BRIEFING SUGGESTING THREE OPENINGS OF TEXAS, FLORIDA, AND ARIZONA WERE IN DIRECT CORRELATION WITH THE NUMBERS LET'S LOOK AT THE % OF POSITIVE CASES

THE STAY-AT-HOME ORDER ATIN TEXAS LIFTED ON APRIL NUMBER WENT UP LOOK AT FLORIDA AT THE BEGINNING OF MAY, STAY-AT- HOME ORDER LIFTED AND TWO A WORKS LATER THE PRESENT POSITIVE NUMBERS WERE NOT INCOME ARIZONA, EARLY MAY RESTAURANTS OPEN TO RETAIL OPEN AND THE STAY-AT- HOME ORDER EXPIRED AND THE E NUMBERS STARTED TO THGO UP THERE IS A ROSY PICTURE PAINTED BY THIS VICE PRESIDENT WHO WE SHOULD KNOW URGED FOLKS TO TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY AND WEAR A MASK AND WASH THEIR HANDS BUT AT THE SAME TIME THE VICE PRESIDENT WAS PAINTING A MUCH AM ROSIER PICTURE WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE HOSPITAL HE IN SAID QUOTE THEY HAVE CAPACITY

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? YOU HAVE A COUPLE OF HOSPITALS HERE AND THERE AND PATIENTS HAVE HAD TO BE TRANSFERRED BECAUSE HOSPITALS HAVE HIT CAPACITY IN YUMA, YUMA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER HAS HAD TO CONSISTENTLY SEND PATIENTS TO TUCSON BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE THE STAFF, PERSONNEL AND BED CAPACITY TO TREAT THOSE PATIENTS SO THERE IS A FEW BEDS AROUND THE STATE, BUT WHAT YOU JUST SAW HERE IS A 28% % POSITIVE RATE IN THE STATE THE EXPOSURE RATE WILL ONLY CONTINUEEA TO INCREASE AT THOSE HOSPITALIZATIONS WILL ONLY INCREASE OVER THE NEXT TWO WEEKS WHAT WE JUST AL HEARD IN GTERMS OF THIS ROSY PICTURE OR PERHAPS NOT A WO ROSY PICTURE BUT TRYING TO PAINT THIS IS NOT A DIRE SITUATION, IT DOESN'T MATCH WITH THE DATA ISOF WHAT WE ARE HEARING FROM HEALTHCARE OFFICIALS HERE IN THETH STATE

>> VICE PRESIDENT PENCE WAS PLANNING A CAMPAIGN EVENT IN TUCSON BUT DECIDED AGAINST IT DID HE SAY WHY? >> Reporter: THE VICE PRESIDENT DID NOT ITERATE THE MESSAGE YOU HEARD HIM THE FOR FIRST TIME, WHERE A MASK TODAY PRESIDENT TRUMP FOR THE FIRST TIME URGED PEOPLE TO WEAR A DE MASK IT WAS JUST EIGHT DAYS AGO AT THAT CHURCH FOR MORE THAN ST 3000 FOLKS GATHERING NOT WEARING A MASK

THE VICE PRESIDENT I CAN TELL YOU IN TERMS OF REPORTING DECIDED TO CANCEL THE EVENT AS THESE NUMBERS SEARCH THERE IS NO EXPLANATION AS FOR WHY HE WAS MASK LAST ONE WEEK AGO THE REALITY IS, THAT IS THE DECISION MADE BY THE VICE PRESIDENT'S OFFICE AND IT IS A BIG QUESTION ABOUT WHERE THIS IS HEADED RIGHT NOW >> ALL RIGHT ONE HILLIARD IN ARIZONA

THANK YOU SO MUCH >>>>> YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS NOW" WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> EXPECT TO SEE MORE CASES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD

LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> AMONG THE CHAOS OF FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE >> LOOK, THAT IS WHY WE ARE DOWN HERE

THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY THAT'S ALL I WANTED TO SAY>> TODAY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION IS OFFICIALLY CALLING IT A PANDEMIC >> NONE OF US IS UNAFFECTED BY ITS IMPACT WE ARE GOING TO TRY EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN'T KEEP LIFE AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE FOR EVERYBODY

>> IF IT GETS INTO AN ENVIRONMENT LIKE THIS IT WILL SPREAD LIKE RAPID FIRE >> WE ARE GOING TO BUILD THIS ECONOMY BACK STRONGER THAN EVER BEFORE >> THERE IS A NUMBER OF THINGS THAT MUST BE DONE >> COMING IN NOVEMBER PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE VOTING NOW FOR A PERSON BUT FOR CIVILITY >> WE DO NOT PREPARE FOR GIVING BIRTH IN A PANDEMIC >> THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC IS A KEEP OUR SPIRITS UP

>> JOIN ME AS WE GO INTO AMERICA TO HEAR FROM EVERYDAY PEOPLE GRAPPLING WITH THE MOST PRESSING ISSUES OF OUR TIME >> WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN >> I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING, WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS CRACKS >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT >> YOU'RE THIS WITH WATCHING "NBC YOU GUYS

NEWS NOW" WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> WE >> IT'S NEWS SAW A LARGE MADE FOR YOUR CONVOY OF THE STREAMING WORLD NATIONAL GUARD LIVE WEEKDAYS COMES THROUGHSTARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES

OUR GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT IF THEY DON'T WORK THEY CAN FEED THEIR FAMILY WE ARE LEARNING FROM WHERE IT HAS BEEN >> YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND >> LOVE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL

IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES >> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO ANYBODY >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION

ALL OF US CAN EXTEND THEIR HAND TO THOSE IN NEED YOU DO NOT FEEL % LESS THAN % THAT IS MY % THING % >> I CHERISH THE % FACT THAT WE CAN % HAVE THESE % DISCUSSIONS % I FEEL SAFE % TALKING ABOUT % THIS WITH YOU % GUYS

>>>:TROOPS DEMANDING ANSWERS AFTER REPORTS THAT RUSSIA PAID TALIBAN MITTENS NBC NEWS HAS NOT CONFIRMED THAT IN THE US SOLDIER DIED BECAUSE OF THOSE PANTIES AN ARMY SPECIALIST WAS KILLED LAST JULY

>> I WOULD LIKE FOR THEM TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THIS MY CONCERN IS THE MEN AND WOMEN THAT WERE OVER THERE LAST YEAR AND THAT ARE STILL OVER THERE RIGHT NOW, YOU KNOW, IS THIS A THREAT FOR THEM IT SEEMS AS THOUGH THEY DID WERE THERE PRECAUTIONS TAKEN? >> THE FATHER OF THE MARINE KILLED BY A ROADSIDE BOMB IN AFGHANISTAN LAST YEAR SPOKE WITH NBC NEWS HE WANTS TO KNOW WHY HE HAS NOT HEARD DIRECTLY FROM THE PRESIDENT SAYING QUOTE, ISN'T IT ENOUGH TO HOW WE ARE GOING THROUGH THAT NO ONE HAS COME FORWARD WITH ANYTHING AT ALL? A SENIOR WHITE HOUSE REPORTER JOINS ME NOW WHAT IS THE LATEST FROM THE ADMINISTRATION ON THIS? >> Reporter: A LITTLE MORE INSIGHT AS TO WHY THE PRESIDENT HAS NOT BEEN BRIEFED

>> IT WAS A CAREER CIA OFFICER WITH MORE THAN 30 YEARS TENURE WHO MADE THE DECISION NOT TO BRIEF AND THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR AGREED WITH THAT DECISION HE IS AN EXCELLENT OFFICER AND DOES GREAT WORK IT WAS THE RIGHT DECISION TO MAKE IT IS STILL UNVERIFIED >> WE HEARD FROM THE PRESIDENT AND HE'S TREATED TWICE CALLING THIS A HOAX AND OTHER TOP ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS AS WELL

THEY ARE SAYING THIS IS A HOAX AND SAYING THIS EVIDENCE IS NOT VALIDATED IT WAS NOT APPROPRIATE TO ELEVATE THIS THERE WAS NO CORROBORATION >> THE PRESIDENT IS STILL SAYING HE WAS NOT BRIEFED ON THIS INTELLIGENCE HOW WAS THE WHITE HOUSE EXPLAINING THAT? >> Reporter: WE GOT SOME ADDITIONAL REPORTING ON THAT

MEMBERS OF CONGRESS HAD ACTUALLY BEEN BRIEFED ON THIS BEFORE THE NEW YORK TIMES STORY CAME OUT BACK AN 2019 MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WERE BRIEFED ON THIS THE PRESIDENT WAS NOT BUT WE HAVE FOUND OUT SO FAR AS TO WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN TOLD ABOUT THIS WAS HE WAS ONLY BROUGHT UP TO SPEED AFTER THE NEWS REPORT CAME OUT >> TOP LAWMAKERS KNOWN AS A GANG OF IT WILL BE BRIEFED ON THIS INTELLIGENCE TOMORROW

HOW WILL THAT BE DIFFERENT FROM THE SEPARATE BRIEFING OF REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS EARLIER THIS WEEK? >> IT IS ASSUMED THAT THIS BRIEFING WILL GET A LOT MORE INTO THE ACTUAL INTELLIGENCE AND CLASSIFIED INFORMATION THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS AND THAT WILL BE LESS OF A POLITICAL BRIEFING THERE ARE REPUBLICANS BROUGHT TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND ALSO MARK MEADOWS THE CHIEF OF STAFF WHO ARE REPORTING LED BOTH OF THOSE BRIEFINGS HE IS NOT AN INTELLIGENCE EXPERT BY ANY MEANS THERE WAS NOT THIS LEVEL OF CLASSIFIED INFORMATION THAT WILL BE CARRIED OUT IN A SECURED FACILITY

THERE'S INFORMATION TO BE DISCUSSED IN THE HEAD OF THE CIA WILL BE INVOLVED IN GIVING THAT BRIEFING >> SHANA, TODAY IS JULY 1 AND THAT MEANS A LOT OF AMERICANS HAVE TO PAY THEIR RENT AND THEIR MORTGAGE PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID HE SUPPORTS STIMULUS CHECKS HERE'S WHAT HE TOLD FOX >> I DO, I SUPPORTED BUT IT HAS TO BE DONE PROPERLY

I SUPPORT LARGER NUMBERS OF THE DEMOCRATS, BUT IT'S GOT TO BE DONE PROPERLY >> DO WE KNOW SPECIFICALLY WHAT THE PRESIDENT WANTS TO SEE IN THE NEXT PACKAGE? >> HE HAS RAISED THIS IDEA OF DIRECT PAYMENT TO PEOPLE HE WAS TALKING ABOUT THE IDEA THAT THE CURRENT STIMULUS DID NOT INCENTIVIZE PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY CAN MAKE MORE ON UNEMPLOYMENT IN SOME CASES THERE WHEN THEY ARE WORKING BECAUSE A $600 PAVEMENT THAT IS THE PRESIDENT PUTTING ON WHAT IS EVER IN THE NEXT PHASE AND TO NOT INCENTIVIZE PEOPLE TO GO BACK TO WORK >> ALL RIGHT, THE LATEST FROM THE WHITE HOUSE

THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> PRESSURE IS ALSO VEHEMENTLY DENY REPORTS ABOUT THE BOUNTIES TO KILL US TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN MIKE POMPEO REFUSED TO DISCLOSE WHAT HE KNEW ABOUT THE INTELLIGENCE THAT SAID RUSSIAN ACTIVITY WAS NOT SURPRISING

>> THE FACT THAT THE RUSSIANS ARE ENGAGED IN AFGHANISTAN IN A WAY THAT IS AVERSE TO THE UNITED STATES, IT HAPPENS WITH GREAT FREQUENCY WE TALK ABOUT AFGHANISTAN AND THE FACT THAT WE DO NOT WANT THEM ENGAGED IN THIS JUST SO EVERYONE CAN BE A LEVEL SET, MONEY FLOWING TO AFGHANISTAN TO SUPPORT THE TALIBAN HAS BEEN ALMOST 2 DECADES >>> NBC NEWS NATIONAL SECURITY AND GLOBAL AFFAIRS REPORTER JOINS ME NOW RUSSIA'S AGGRESSION GOES BACK YEARS

WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE HISTORY HERE? >> Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT RUSSIA'S ATTITUDE HAS EVOLVED IF YOU GO BACK TO THE 9/11 ATTACKS, RUSSIA WAS READY TO HELP THE US WHEN AMERICA LAUNCHED MILITARY ACTION TO TOPPLE THE TALIBAN THAT RULED AFGHANISTAN AT THAT POINT

OVER TIME, RUSSIA BECAME WEARY PERMANENT US BASES IN AFGHANISTAN AND WHAT THEY CONSIDER THEIR BACKYARD THEY STARTED TO HEDGE THEIR BETS AND THEY STARTED TO FORGE A OWN PATH AND AS THE SECRETARY SAID THEY REACHED OUT TO THE TALIBAN AND DECIDED IT WAS NOT A BAD THING TO SEE THE U

S LEAVE >> WHAT ARE RUSSIA'S INTERESTS IN AFGHANISTAN? >> Reporter: YOU KNOW, THEY BELIEVE THEY HAVE A REALLY IMPORTANT INTEREST THERE THEY SEE THAT AS THEIR BACKYARD, AND THEY DO NOT WANT ISLAMIC EXTREMISM SPREADING FROM AFGHANISTAN THROUGH THE ETHNIC POPULATIONS THAT LIVE IN THEIR TERRITORY THEY ARE VERY WARY OF MUSLIM EXTREMISTS IN THEIR VIEW SPILLING OVER INTO RUSSIA

THAT IS ONE INTEREST AND THEY SIMPLY DO NOT WANT TO SEE THE US SUCCESSFUL ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD MUCH LESS IN A PLACE THAT'S NOT FAR FROM THERE BORDER >> THE PRESIDENT HAS HONDA CRITICIZED FOR BEING TOO SOFT ON RUSSIA

COULD THESE REPORTS POTENTIALLY CHANGE THAT OR FURTHER INCREASED TENSIONS BETWEEN THE US AND RUSSIA ? >> Reporter: IT WILL INCREASED TENSIONS BETWEEN RUSSIA AND THE NEW, US TRUMP IS THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN VERY RELUCTANT TO SAY CRITICAL THINGS ABOUT RUSSIA AND ABOUT VLADIMIR PUTIN

HOWEVER HIS DEPUTIES AND OFFICIALS INCLUDING SECRETARY POMPEO ARE HAWKISH ABOUT RUSSIA AND HAVE ABDICATED SANCTIONS IN WE HAVE A STRONGER PRESENCE IN EASTERN EUROPE THE JURY IS OUT PRESIDENT TRUMP MIGHT GET TOUGHER WITH RUSHER, RUSSIA >>> THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING TO BROKER A PEACE DEAL HOW COULD ALL OF THIS POSSIBLY PLAY OUT? >> THIS OBVIOUSLY DOES NOT HELP THAT EFFORT THIS HOLE DEBATE AND CONTROVERSY

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT TRUMP HAS PUSHED FOR THE TALKS HAVE BEEN AN UPHILL STRUGGLE THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE DIRECT PEACE TALKS BETWEEN THE TALIBAN AND THE AFGHAN GOVERNMENT, AND IT HASN'T HAPPENED YET PRESIDENT TRUMP'S ENVOY IS SAYING THEY THINK THEY'RE CLOSE TO GETTING PEACE TALKS STARTED THERE'S A LONG WAY TO GO BEFORE WE CAN TALK ABOUT ENDING THE WAR THERE >> WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS THERE

THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> WALL STREET WRAPPED UP A SECOND PORTER YESTERDAY APRIL, MAY AND JUNE SO FAR THE COUNTRY WAS FULLY ENGULFED IN A PANDEMIC THE EDITOR IN CHIEF IS HERE NOW TO EXPLAIN HOW WALL STREET IS DOING SO WELL WHILE AMERICANS ARE SUFFERING

THIS WAS THE BEST QUARTER SINCE 1987 THE S&P 500'S QUARTER AND THEN ASKED EXPRESS SINCE 1999 LET'S START WITH THE BASICS WHAT HAPPENED WAS STOCKS OVER THE LAST THREE MONTHS? >> THEY CAME OFF A VERY LOAD BASE WE HAD THE BEAR MARKET HISTORY AND THE REBOUND

WHEN WE GO TO EXTREME LOWS THE WRITEUP CAN BE VERY QUICK THE CAPITAL MARKET AND THE ECONOMY HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE DIVERGENT AND THEY DON'T ALWAYS WALK HAND- IN-HAND THEY ARE IN SEPARATE PLACES RIGHT NOW INVESTORS ARE MAKING LONG-TERM BETS ON THE FUTURE 2021 BETS AND PROFITS WILL RETURN TO THESE COMPANIES AND THEY WILL START GROWING AGAIN AND HIRING AGAIN AND DO BETTER

RIGHT NOW THE ECONOMY COULD NOT BE WORSE >> LET'S HAVE A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THE FUTURE OPTIMISM AT THE START OF THIS QUARTER LET'S GO BACK TO EARLY APRIL UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS WERE CRAZY WE WERE SEEING WEEKLY JOBLESS CLAIMS OVER $6 MILLION IN EARLY APRIL

HOW IS IT ON ONE HAND YOU CAN HAVE MILLIONS OF AMERICANS OUT OF WORK AND THEN INVESTORS ARE THINKING THINGS WILL BE OKAY POTENTIALLY AND BRINGING THE MARKETS BACK >> THREE THINGS YOU HAVE THE SUPPORT OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE THAT BRINGS TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND THEY HAVE IS STARTING TO PURCHASE CORPORATE BONDS AND THEY ARE PUTTING A SAFETY MET UNDER INVESTORS WHETHER IT'S SHAREHOLDERS OR BONDHOLDERS YOU ALSO HAVE THE FACT THAT INTEREST RATES ARE AT OR NEAR ZERO

FOR INVESTORS LOOKING TO PUT THEIR MONEY TO WORK, THEY NEED A PLACE TO GO YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET IT IN THE TREASURY MARKET THEY'RE NOT GOING TO GET IT AND MONEY MARKETS FOR THE YIELD IS 15% STOCKS ARE THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN

BUT CONSIDER THIS THERE WAS A RECORD AMOUNT OF MONEY AND INVESTORS PULLED MONEY OUT OF THE STOCK MARKET AND STUCK IT IN MONEY MARKET FUNDS BECAUSE THEY WERE AFRAID OF A RECESSION AND THEN COVID CAME AND THAT MONEY STAYED ON THE SIDELINES MONEY WILL COME BACK TO THE MARKET >> TODAY WE STARTED THE THIRD QUARTER AND THE NASDAQ AND S&P WERE UP AND THE DOW WAS DOWN SLIGHTLY

WHAT IS THE OUTLOOK FOR THE NEXT THREE MONTHS A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE WORRIED >> IF YOU LOOK BACK IN HISTORY, 1999, 2001 YOU SAW A STEEP RECOVERY AFTER A BIG DROP AND THEN THE MARKET FELL 10% TO 15% THAT IS CALLED A DOUBLE DIP RECESSION THERE WERE SOME PEOPLE WHO WERE SOLIDLY IN THAT CAMP

AT THE SAME TIME THERE'S ALL THIS MONEY ON THE SIDELINES AND THE STOCK MARKET INCREASE, THE NASDAQ AND S&P 500 WITH A RECORD HIGH, THAT IS FIVE STOCKS THAT ARE DRIVING IT THEY ARE 21% SO THEY ARE LIFTING EVERYTHING UP THE HOPE IS THAT OTHER SECTORS WILL HELP ENJOY THE RALLY AND WE WILL HAVE A STRONGER BASE THAT CONSOLIDATES IN THE MARKETS WILL GO UP FROM THERE ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN

WE COULD SEE A GAIN OF $3 MILLION FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE SO WE ARE IN A VERY DICEY PERIOD OF THE ECONOMY RIGHT NOW >> TOMORROW WILL BE AN INTERESTING DAY HOW DO YOU PLAY THIS? FEWER SOMEONE INVESTED RIGHT NOW WHAT DO YOU DO IF YOU'RE SOMEONE ON THE SIDELINES THINKING I'M BACK ON MY FEET AND MY INCOME IS STEADY AGAIN AND I WANT TO PUT MORE MONEY IN RETIREMENT AND MAKE BACK SOME OF WHAT I LOST

WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THOSE DIFFERENT GROUPS OF PEOPLE AND WHAT YOU DO DURING A CRAZY YEAR LIKE THIS? >> YOU'VE GOT TO KNOW HOW TO INVEST IN VOLATILE TIMES ANYBODY THAT DOESN'T NEED THE MONEY, THE STOCK MARKET WILL BE THE PLACE FOR IT TO GROW THE MOST YOU'RE NOT GETTING MONEY FROM THE BANK OR YOUR MONEY MARKETS ARE YOUR CDS >>> MARCUS RETURNS 5% TO 7% ON AVERAGE WE'VE ALREADY HAD A SUBSTANTIAL RETURN AND THAT SAID IF YOU NEED THE MONEY OR YOU THINK YOU NEED MONEY AND SIX MONTHS TO 12 MONTHS THAT'S PROBABLY NOT THE BEST PLACE FOR IT

IF YOU WANT TO RETIRE IN 10 YEARS OR 20 OR BUILD A HOUSE, THE STOCK MARKET IS WHERE IT WILL GROW THE BEST TIME TO START INVESTING IS YESTERDAY LITTLE BY LITTLE SPREAD YOUR RISK AROUND AND DON'T BET IT ALL AND ONE STOCK OR ONE SECTOR A LITTLE BIT AT A TIME AND YOU WILL SEE THE MAGIC >> I ALWAYS LOVE DIGGING OUT ABOUT THIS STUFF ESPECIALLY WITH YOU

THANK YOU FOR COMING ON AND TALKING US THROUGH AND UNBELIEVABLE QUARTER ON THE MARKET >> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME ALWAYS A PLEASURE >>> THEY BUILT COVID UNITS IN HOSPITALS AND TREATED SEVERELY ILL PATIENTS AND LESS MANY TO THE CORONAVIRUS

SOME DOCTORS ARE GETTING PAY CUTS HERE'S THE STORY >> I ALMOST GET NERVOUS DRIVING IT BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW WHAT OTHER PEOPLE CAN HANDLE THERE ARE SO MANY SICK PATIENTS THAT REQUIRE THAT LEVEL OF CARE EACH OF THESE PATIENTS HAS A TUBE DOWN HER THROAT

THEY ARE CHASING DEATH AT ALL TIMES >> DOCTORS DEALING WITH THE CRUSH OF CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS >> WE HAVE HAD PATIENTS THAT ARE ON DAY 50+ WITH THE INFECTION >> THEY ARE RESIDENTS AT RUTGERS UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL IN NEWARK, NEW JERSEY >> IT REQUIRES A UNIFIED EFFORT AND IT STILL DOES

>> OF CORONAVIRUS CASES SURGE, THEY WERE ON THE FRONT LINE AND AFTER THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL STRESS OF FIGHTING A PANDEMIC THEY ARE FACING FINANCIAL STRESS >> WE WILL BE RECEIVING A SALARY CUT >> IN JUNE RECORDS CLAIMED A FISCAL EMERGENCY WITH A NEGATIVE CHANGE IN FUND OPERATIONS BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS THE UNIVERSITY FROZE WAGES FOR 20,000 INCLUDING MEDICAL RESIDENTS TREATING COVID AGENTS RESIDENTS ARE NOTORIOUSLY UNDERPAID AND OVERWORKED

>> I TAKE HOME JUST UNDER $1700 EVERY TWO WEEKS AND DIVIDE THAT BY 80 HOURS PER WEEKS $1061 PER HOUR >> WHAT DO YOU MAKE AN HOUR? >> I AM EARNING $856

>> THE FISCAL EMERGENCY LED TO THE POSTPONEMENT AND SCHEDULED WAGE INCREASES THAT WAGE FREEZE IS ALLOWED BY THE LABOR CONTRACT THE SENIOR ADMINISTRATORS WILL BE TAKING A 5% TO 10% CUT BEGINNING NEXT WEEK RESIDENTS WILL RECEIVE SUPPLEMENTAL PAY FOR THEIR EFFORTS FIGHTING THE PANDEMIC BEFORE THIS THEY WERE NOT RECEIVING HAZARD PAY

AND THIS ISN'T THE ONLY PACE ACCORDING TO A STUDY FOR MERRITT HAWKINS 18% OF DOCTORS TREATING PATIENTS IN THE US HAVE BEEN FURLOUGHED OR RECEIVED A PAY CUT DURING THIS PANDEMIC >> I THINK HOSPITALS ACROSS THE BOARD, THEY HAVE TO MAINTAIN A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF MONEY AND NONPROFITS DO AS WELL

WHEN THERE WAS A SHUTDOWN THEY SAW A DECREASE AND THEY WILL RESPOND BY CUTTING HOURS AND LETTING PEOPLE GO PEOPLE ON THE FRONT LINES ARE GOING THROUGH SOME OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TIMES WITH PATIENTS THEY HAVE EVER HAD AND MANY OF THEM NEVER THOUGHT THEY WOULD EMBARK THEY ARE BEING ASKED TO DO IT ON STEROIDS >> IT IS EXCEEDINGLY DIFFICULT >> THEY DID DECLARE A FINANCIAL EMERGENCY

THEY ARE IN A CRISIS RIGHT NOW FINANCIALLY BECAUSE OF THIS WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THAT? >> THESE ARE CONVERSATIONS WE'VE HAD WHERE WE ACTUALLY SEE THEIR FINANCIALS THEY HAVE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN TRUE UNRESTRICTED FUNDS AND THESE ARE LIQUID ASSETS THAT THE UNIVERSITY CAN USE ANOTHER FINE ARTS, OR THEY COULD USE IT TO MAKE SURE THEIR EMPLOYEES DON'T HAVE TO TAKE SORRY CUTS OR GET LAID OFF >> RECORD SET IS STRONG UPON RESERVE FUNDS AND WILL USE THEM IN 2021 AS WELL

>> WERE NOT ASKING FOR ANYTHING EXTRAORDINARY WERE ASKING FOR A FAIR WAGE WE HAVE BEEN PUTTING OUR LIVES ON THE LINE AND IT'S DEMORALIZING TO THINK THEY COULD CARE LESS >> WERE HERE TO BE DOCTORS AND CARE FOR PATIENTS AND THE LAST THING WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT IS HOW MUCH WERE GETTING PAID >>> MIGRANT FARMWORKERS IN FLORIDA AMONG THE SURGING NUMBERS OF CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS IN THE STATE

THE HOST OF THE NBC PODCAST INTO AMERICA, IN YOUR LATEST PODCAST TO TAKE US INTO A RURAL COMMUNITY HOME TO THOUSANDS OF MIGRANT FARMWORKERS THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS CASES IN THE STATE WHAT IS GOING ON THERE? >> THE NUMBERS ARE RISING IN FLORIDA AND THEY ARE SEARCHING OF PLACES WITH THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS OF MIGRANT FARMWORKERS IT REQUIRES A LOT OF WORK A LOT OF THESE WORKERS ARE IN CLOSE QUARTERS TO SAVE RENT AND THEN THEY CROWD ONTO BUSES 40 AND 50 AT A TIME

WHAT WE ARE SEEING IS AN OUTBREAK THAT SOME COULD ASSUME WOULD BE EXPECTED THE ONES THAT ABDICATE ON THEIR LIFE HAVE BEEN CHEERING THIS ALL ALONG >> THE COALITION OF WORKERS AND DOZENS OF OTHER ORGANIZATIONS WROTE A LETTER TO THE GOVERNOR@, WHAT DID THAT LETTER SAY AND HOW IS THE GOVERNOR RESPONDING >> WE WERE HOPING FOR TESTING, TESTING, TESTING THEY ASKED FOR SOMEWHERE BUT THEY COULD BE TESTED ON SITE

THE CLOSEST HOSPITAL IS 40 MINUTES AWAY THINK ABOUT COMMUNITIES THAT ARE ALREADY VULNERABLE IT'S HARD FOR THEM TO GET TRANSPORTATION OUT THERE THEY ALSO WANT TO CONTRACT TASTING THIS AREA IS IN A MORE RURAL FARMING AREA AND THEY ALSO HAVE NAPLES AND MARCO ISLAND

LET'S SEE WHAT THEY HAD TO SAY RIGHT HERE >> AND UC THE RESPONSE FROM THE GOVERNOR SAYING THAT IT'S ONLY IN FARMWORKER COMMUNITIES HE WENT AS FAR AS TO SAY YOU DON'T WANT TO BE MIXING THOSE PEOPLE WITH THE GENERAL PUBLIC WITH AN OUTBREAK WHEN YOU HEAR THINGS LIKE THAT, THAT BASICALLY IS EMBRACING THE IDEA THAT IT'S OKAY TO LET FARMWORKERS ALONE WITHOUT RESOURCES AND BASICALLY IF THEY DIE IT IS EXCEPTED WE CANNOT ACCEPT SOMETHING LIKE THAT AS A COMMUNITY

THE PEOPLE THAT PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE OF EVERY FAMILY DESERVES BETTER >>> THOSE PEOPLE, ALLISON WHO DO SO MUCH WORK TO PROVIDE ESSENTIAL BUSINESS THEY WERE DEEMED ESSENTIAL BACK IN MARK AND NOW THEY WANT THE RESPECT AND THEY WANT TO BE SAFE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE >> IT SEEMS LIKE THE WEEDS, THE LEAST WE COULD DO FOR THEM HAVE ANY OF THEIR CONCERNS BEEN MET BECAUSE IT SURE DOESN'T SOUND LIKE THAT

>> WHEN YOU TALK TO THE FOLKS THEY SAY NO THEY HAVE POLITICIZE AND WEAPONIZED THE SITUATION DOWN THERE THEY NOW HAVE THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF COVID PATIENTS AND ALL OF FLORIDA THE STATE SAYS NO WE TRIED TO OFFER TESTING AND ON THE GROUNDS, IT FEELS LIKE A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT SITUATION >> HOW ABOUT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CRACKS CAN THEY GET ANY HELP ON THE FEDERAL LEVEL? >> WELL, AS I MENTIONED, THERE WERE DEEMED ESSENTIAL EARLY MARCH

THEY WERE NOT AFFORDED ANY PROTECTION AT ALL MANY STATES LIKE FLORIDA SEEM ILL- EQUIPPED OR UNWILLING TO HELP AS MUCH AS THEY CAN EVEN THOUGH THEY TRIED TO HELP, THE FOLKS DOWN THERE FEEL LIKE YOU LEFT HIGH AND DRY AND SO NOW THE STATE IS BLAMING THESE WORKERS FOR THE INCREASED NUMBERS AND THE SURGE AND NOT OFFERING ANY PROTECTION TO THEM AT ALL >> AND UNBELIEVABLE STORY

ANOTHER REALLY IMPORTANT PODCAST THANK YOU FOR TAKING US INTO AMERICA AGAIN >> YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS NOW" WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> EXPECT TO SEE MORE CASES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES

>> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM STERN >>> THERE'S NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA WHOSE IDEAS HAS COME

FULLY REALIZE THE DREAM IN WHICH THIS GREAT COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW>> YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS NOW" WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >>> WE SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE >> IT'S NEWS NATIONAL GUARD MADE FOR YOUR GO THROUGH

STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

>>> THIS IS PEACOCK LET'S GO JULY ALEX% HAPPY JULY TO % YOU % I DON'T KNOW HOW WE GOT HERE >>> RICHMOND'S MAYOR ORDERING THE REMOVAL OF CONFEDERATE STATUES ON CITY LAND

A NEW LAW LETS GOVERNMENTS DECIDE WHAT TO DO WITH CONTROVERSIAL CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS AMANDA GOLDEN SPOKE TO THREE LEGAL SCHOLARS AND HISTORIANS ABOUT THE ISSUE >> Reporter: THERE ARE OVER 50 INCLUDING OVER 700 MONUMENTS AND STATUES VIRGINIA ORIGINALLY HOUSED THE CONFEDERACY AND HAS MORE CONFEDERATE FIGURES IN ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY >> THE ROBERT E LEE MONUMENT, WHAT IT MEANS TO US IS AS WE SEE THE STATUE AND THE GRAFFITI AND ALL OF THE BLACK LIVES MATTER SUPPORT ON THE STATUE, IT IS EXTREMELY, I WANT TO SAY, THRILLING

>> I SPOKE WITH LEGAL SCHOLARS TO FURTHER UNDERSTAND THE ISSUES TAKING DOWN AND RENAMING THE SITES >> THERE ARE DIFFICULT PROBLEMS HERE I THINK THE ENERGY OF THESE PROTESTS HAS PUSHED TO EXPAND OUR QUESTIONS ABOUT WHICH PERSON AN INDIVIDUAL'S WE HONOR IN OUR PUBLIC SPACES I THINK IT IS HEALTHY TO DO SO AND IT'S IMPORTANT TO MAKE DISTINCTIONS I THINK THAT THAT IS OKAY

SOME WOULD SAY WHY ARE PEOPLE SO CONCERNED WITH SYMBOLS? THERE'S LOTS OF MATERIAL HARM THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED I THINK THESE THINGS GO TOGETHER I THINK WHAT SYMBOLS DO IS THE VALUE OF THE COMMUNITY >> WHO DECIDES THAT THIS MONUMENT IS OKAY AND THAT MONUMENT IS NOT OKAY CRACKS I THINK THAT TO THE EXTENT THAT WE HAD A CIVIL WAR AND WERE ASSOCIATED WITH THE LOSING SIDE THAT IS EASY SITUATION TO DEFINE WE FOUGHT AGAINST THEM ONCE YOU GO BEYOND THAT, WHEN THEY TALK ABOUT OTHER, WHERE YOU DRAW THE LINE

>> THE LANDSCAPE CHANGES ALL THE TIME, THE URBAN LANDSCAPE SA HISTORY IS ABOUT TO CHANGE ITS NORMAL THERE ARE PARTICULAR VIEWS AND THERE WERE MOMENTS WHEN THEY HAVE TO GO WHY WE ARE DISCUSSING THIS NOW IS NOT BECAUSE OF THE CONFEDERACY OR BECAUSE OF THE PAST OF THIS NATION BUT BECAUSE OF THE PRESENT-DAY CONTEXT OF RACISM, RACIAL INEQUALITIES AND WHITE SUPREMACY >>> FACEBOOK IS REMOVING ALL ANTIGOVERNMENT GROUPS ASSOCIATED WITH THE BOOGALOO MOVEMENT THEY USED FACEBOOK TO PLAN MURDER OF A FEDERAL AGENT

WE ARE JOINING NOW WITH BRANDY AND WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT IT BEFORE WHAT IS THE BOOGALOO MOVEMENT AND WHAT ROLE HAS A PLAYED ACROSS THE COUNTRY CRACKS >> Reporter: THE BOOGALOO IS A HEAVILY ARMED MOSTLY LIBERTARIAN CONSERVATIVE COALITION INDIVIDUALS AND MILITIA THAT HAVE EXTREME ANTIGOVERNMENT VIEWS AND THEY THINK THE FEDERAL AGENCIES ARE COMING FOR THEIR GUNS AND THEY ARE GETTING READY FOR WHAT THEY THINK IS A VIOLENT UPRISING TARGETING THOSE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS EXPLICITLY THE NAME BOOGALOO IS SILLY AND COMES FROM AN INTERNET JOB THAT IS WHAT THEY ARE CALLING FOR THE SECOND CIVIL WAR THEY ARE PREPARING FOR

THERE HAS BEEN A SHARP RISE SINCE JANUARY THEY DRESSED SIMILARLY AND HAWAII AND SHIRTS AND THEY ARE VERY HEAVILY ARMED AND SOMETIMES PROTECTING THE PROTESTERS AND SOMETIMES PROTECTING THE MONUMENTS EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE WE HAVE SEEN VIOLENT MEMBERS OF THE BOOGALOO MOVEMENT USE OF PEACEFUL PROTEST AS A COVER FOR REALLY VIOLENT ACTS >> LET'S TALK ABOUT THIS MURDER PLOT WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT IT AND HOW DID FACEBOOK FIND OUT? >> IN JUNE A MAN NAMED STEVE COMERIO AND AIRPORT STAFF SERGEANT ALLEGEDLY SHOT AND KILLED A FEDERAL OFFICER USING AN OAKLAND PROTEST FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER AS A COVER FOR MURDERING POLICE OFFICERS

HE ALLEGEDLY KILLED A FEDERAL SECURITY OFFICER AND WHILE HE WAS ON THE RUN HE WENT AND HE KILLED A CALIFORNIA SHERIFF'S DEPUTY AND SO FACEBOOK FOUND OUT ABOUT IT WHEN WE FOUND OUT ABOUT IT IT WAS AN INDICTMENT WHEN THAT HAPPENED FACEBOOK WIPED THE SOCIAL MEDIA HISTORY OF THOSE TERRORISTS OR SHOOTERS OR BAD ACTORS HIS SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE WAS WHITE

WE CAN ASSUME IT WAS SHUT DOWN AT THE SAME TIME THEY FOUND OUT THIS MASS MURDER HE TALKED ABOUT IN HIS PLANS ON FACEBOOK ACCORDING TO THE INDICTMENT, IN JUNE WE HAD THREE MEN IN THE MILITARY AND MEMBERS OF THE BOOGALOO MOVEMENT ACCORDING TO THE FEDS WHO WERE PLANNING TO TERRORIZE BLACK LIVES MATTER IN LAS VEGAS THE SAME THING AN TEXARKANA AN INCIDENT IN COLORADO THIS IS A REALLY DANGEROUS MOVEMENT AND IS GOOD FACEBOOK HAS DONE SOMETHING ABOUT IT

>> HUNDREDS OF COMPANIES, BIG NAMES, ALL PULLING ADS FROM THE SITE OVER THE WAY IT HANDLED HATE SPEECH AND MISINFORMATION IS THE FACEBOOK BOOGALOO RESPONSE TIED TO THAT AND ANYWAY? >> THAT IS HARD TO SAY WE KNOW THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR A COUPLE OF WEEKS THEY TOOK BABY STEPS THEY TOOK A BABY STEP AND SAID, OKAY, WE WILL NOT RECOMMEND BOOGALOO GROUPS

I TALKED TO RESEARCHERS PRIVATELY AND THEY TOLD ME THAT FACEBOOK HAS BEEN REACHING OUT TO THEM FOR ADVICE AGAIN, THAT IS A POSITIVE STEP WE HAVEN'T SEEN WE HAVE TO BELIEVE THAT FACING THE BOYCOTT COULD COST THEM BILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND THAT'S PRETTY GOOD MOTIVATION >> THE PRESSURE IS CERTAINLY ON THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US

I HOPE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE DOING WELL >> Reporter: THANKS >>> MORE THAN 300 PROTESTERS ARRESTED IN HONG KONG IT OUTLAWS ILLEGAL ASSEMBLIES HERE'S THE REPORT FROM BEIJING

>> Reporter: DAY ONE OF THE NEW NATIONAL SECURITY LAW IN HONG KONG A DATA TYPICALLY BRINGS PROTESTS AND RALLIES AND TODAY THERE WAS A REALLY BIG DIFFERENCE THE NATIONAL SECURITY LAW NOW GRANTS BROAD POWERS AIMED AT QUELLING AND PENALTIES FOR VIOLATING IT ARE HARSH IT COULD MEAN LIFE IN PRISON POLICE ARE MAKING IT CLEAR THAT THERE IS FULL ENFORCEMENT

THEY LET PROTESTERS KNOW THEY'RE GOING TO GET TEARGAS THERE'S A PURPLE FLAG THAT WARNS AGAINST SLOGANS, BANNERS, OR ANYTHING THAT MIGHT QUALIFY AS SUBVERSION UNDER THE NEW LAW HONG KONG POLICE TREATED THESE PICTURES OF THE FIRST ARREST, A GUY WITH THE FLAG SOME PEOPLE POINT OUT THERE ARE TINY LETTERS THAT SAY IN FRONT OF INDEPENDENCE IT COULD BE AN INTERESTING EARLY TEST CASE

OFFICIALS DEFENDED THE LAW IS A NECESSARY DETERRENT IT HAD 66 ARTICLES AND 7000 WORDS IT WAS MADE PUBLIC ONLY AFTER IT TOOK EFFECT THE LAW IS TO PUNISH A TINY NUMBER OF CRIMINALS WHO ENDANGER NATIONAL SECURITY COMPLETELY

% THEY'RE ADAMANT % THAT THERE'S A % PLAN IN PLACE, THAT THEY CAN % JIGGLE SOME % THINGS AROUND MOVE THINGS % AROUND IN THE % HOSPITAL, TO INCREASE THEIR % CAPACITY FOR INTENSIVE CARE % PATIENTS % AND I SHOULD SAY, WHEN YOU % LOOK AT HOW MANY THEY HAVE NOW, % ONLY ABOUT LESS THAN HALF OF THEM THE US ARTICLE 38 OF THE NEW LAW SUGGESTS THAT FOREIGNERS WHO SUPPORT HONG KONG INDEPENDENCE OR SANCTIONS ON CHINA'S GOVERNMENT COULD BE PROSECUTED IF THEY ENTER HONG KONG OR NEMAINLAND CHINA

NOW THE DEPARTMENT HAS CRITICIZED THE NEW LAW, MIKE POMPEO IS ALREADY TALKING ABOUT ENDING HONG KONG'S SPECIAL TRAINING STATUS, THERE IS TALK OF VISA RESTRICTIONS IN HONG KONG, PROTESTS LED TO DOZENS OF ARRESTS TODAY, INCREASED TENSION AND WORRIES FOR THE FUTURE THIS TAKES EDGING HIGHER AS THE NEW LAW TOOK HOLD>> HEY EVERYONE, YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WEDNESDAY EDITION LET'S GO TO ALEXA, SHE HAS THE VERY LATEST HEADLINES FOR US

ALEXA, HAPPY JULY TO YOU, I DON'T KNOW HOW WE GOT HERE >> IF YOU LIKE THE TIME HAS GONE BY SO QUICKLY, GOOD TO SEE YOU AS ALWAYS LOTS OF HEADLINES TO GET TO STARTING OFF ON THE WEST COAST, THE OCCUPIED PROTEST ZONE, JUST TWO DAYS AFTER A PERSON WAS KILLED AND A 13-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS INJURED, THE SEATTLE POLICE CHIEF HAD THIS TO SAY>> I SUPPORT PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATIONS, BLACK LIVES MATTER, WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH MEANINGFUL CHANGE IN OUR COMMUNITY, AND ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

OUR JOB IS TO PROTECT THE COMMUNITY>> NOW FOR MATTHEW HARPER, SOME POSITIVE RESULTS FROM THAT EARLY CORONAVIRUS VACCINE TRIAL IT ALWAS EVEN 235 PEOPLE, AND AFTER 28 DAYS ALL INDIVIDUALS S WHO RECEIVED THE LOWER DOSE HAS DEVELOPED ANTIBODIES IT IS POTENTIALLY PROMISING SIGNS >>> NEW YORK CITY PLANS TO REOPEN INDOOR NDIS DINING BUT HAS BEEN PUT ON PAUSE RIGHT NOW

THE MAYOR MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT AT HIS BRIEFING TODAY>> WE CANNOT GO AHEAD AT THIS POINT IN TIME, WITH INDOOR DINING IN NEW YORK CITY I WAS HOPEFUL THAT WE COULD, BUT THE NEWS WE'VE GOTTEN FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY GETS WORSE AND WORSE AN ALL THE TIME >> MEANWHILE PRESIDENT TRUMP SLAMMING DIERKS IT IS PLAN TO PAINT THE WORDS BLACK LIVES MATTER ON FIFTH , AVENUE THE PRESIDENT ON TWITTER CALLING IT A SYMBOL OF HATE

ON HE SAID THE MONEY SHOULD INSTEAD BE USED UN FOR POLICING NOW SOME NEWS ON TRAVEL, UNITED AIRLINES IS PLANNING TO ADD UP TO 25,000 ADDITIONAL FLIGHTS IN AUGUST EVEN AS CORONAVIRUS CASES SURGEON PARTS OF THE COUNTRY IN A ENSTATEMENT THE AIRLINE SAID IT WOULD HAVE AN INCREASE %IN INTEREST FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO START TRAVELING THIS SUMMER THEY WILL STILL BE FLYING AT HALF THE DOMESTIC CAPACITY SINCE LAST YEAR AND POLICE IN MADE KONG MORE THAN 300 ARRESTS TODAY UNDER THE NEW BEIJING SECURITY LEGISLATION

MIKE POMPEO ADDRESSED THE SITUATION IN A PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY >> HONG KONG WAS ONE OF THE WORLDS MOST STABLE, PROSPEROUS AND DYNAMIC CITIES NOW, JUST ANOTHER COMMUNIST RUN CITY WHERE PEOPLE ARE SUBJECT TO THE W A PARTY ELITES >> THOSE ARE THE LATEST HEADLINES FOR THIS HOUR WE WILL BE BACK A LITTLE LATER WITH MORE UPDATES

>> A RECORD NUMBER OF COVID-19 CASES IN TEXASE TESTING SITES IN THE STATE ARE STRUGGLING TO KEEP UP WITH THE DEMAND THE GOVERNOR ADDRESSING THE OUTBREAK IN AN INTERVIEW IN DALLAS-FORT WORTH>> WE ARE NOT DEALING WITH POCKETS OF GROWTH, INSTEAD WE ARE DEALING WITH COMMUNITY SPREAD , % TO SE CURE LOCAL % OFFICIALS, I AM % ADVOCATING BEST % PRACTICES, WHICH % IS TO WEAR A I, JUST LIKE YOUR LOCAL OFFICIALS ARE ADVOCATING BEST PRACTICES WHICH IS TO WEAR A FACE MASK WHERE POSSIBLE>> OUR REPORTER AS A TESTING SITE IN TEXAS, AND THE GOVERNOR TALKING ABOUT IMMUNITY SPREAD, STATE

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