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BUT UNCLEAR IF IT'S ON HIS HEAD OR NECK THE INDIVIDUAL BEGAN TO YELL, SCREAM AND SPIT ON THE OFFICERS

ALL PARTIES FELL TO THE GROUND WHERE HE CONTINUED TO BE NONCOMPLIANT, WHICH REQUIRED OFFICERS TO RESTRAIN THE INDIVIDUAL THE VIDEO HAS SPARKED AN INVESTIGATION FROM THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND THE ALLENTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT >>> THE HORRIFIC KILLING OF ARMY SPECIALIST VANESSA GUILLEN HAS SWEPT THE COUNTRY IN AN INTERVIEW WITH TELEMUNLDO, PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED IT HORRIBLE HE WILL BE BRIEFED ON HER CASE TODAY NBC'S MORGAN BORRELL WAS AT THE MEMORIAL >> Reporter: AS HUNDREDS OF CARS AND TRUCKS PILED INTO A MASSIVE FOOTBALL STADIUM PARKING LOT — >> WE WANT HER TO GET JUSTICE >> Reporter: THE EVENT ORGANIZER COULDN'T HELP BUT REFLECT ON VANESSA GUILLEN'S STORY

THE 20-YEAR-OLD FTHOOD SOLDIER MURDERED BY A FELLOW SOLDIER, HER REMAINS DISCOVERED NOT FAR AWAY >> TO SEE HER MOM STAND THING BEGGING TO BRING HER DAUGHTER HOME ON AMERICAN SOIL WAS SOMETHING THAT I COULDN'T IMAGINE TROIP IT'S STORY THAT TOUCHED THE LIVES OF MANY HERE, INCLUDING MANUEL AND FRANK >> WE THOUGHT IT WAS A TRAGEDY, AND WE FELT COMPELLED TO BE HERE TO SUPPORT >> Reporter: AS THE PARKING SPACES FILLED UP, EVERYONE RAISED THEIR FLAGS AND HELD UP SIGNS DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR GUILLEN, WHO ALLEGEDLY CONFIDED TO HER FAMILY SHORTLY BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED SHE HAD BEEN SEXUALLY HARASSED ON BASE >> WE'RE HERE IN MASKS TO SUPPORT THE MILITARY CHANGING THEIR POLICIES TO PROTECT WOMEN A LOT MORE >> Reporter: AS THIS CONVOY MADE ITS 13-MILE JOURNEY FROM THE CITY'S WEST SIDE TO THIS MEMORIAL FOR GUILLEN ON THE SOUTH SIDE, MANY THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT THEY MIGHT SAY IF VANESSA'S FAMILY WAS HERE >> WE ARE BEHIND THE FAMILY, WE SUPPORT THEM 100%

AND THE COMMUNITY IS WITH THEM ♪ BACK IN THE THEATERS "STAR WARS" WAS THE NUMBER ONE MOVIE OVER THE WEEKEND AND THE LAST TIME IT TOPPED CHARTS WAS IN 1997 DRIVE-IN THEATERS ARE RESORTING TO CLASSIC FILMS FROM 1980 TO NOW, SEQUELS AND PREQUELS TO "STAR WARS," A NEW HOPE HAS TOPPED THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE IF THERE'S A TIME TO GO BACK AND WATCH THOSE, NOW IS THE TIME >> GREAT WAY TO INTRODUCE THE KIDS WHAT IS IS OLD IS NEW AGAIN >>> SUPER MARIO BROTHERS BECAME THE HIGHEST SELLING VIDEO GAME WITH A WINNING BID OF $114,000 THE CARTRIDGE FROM 1985, THAT SOUND, IT BRINGS BACK MEMORIES WELL, IT WAS IN ITS ORIGINAL SEAL, AND WENT TO AN ANONYMOUS BIDDER IT BEAT THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF $100,000 FOR A SINGLE VIDEO GAME EARNING ITS SPOT AS THE MOST EXPENSIVE GAME EVER SOLD >> ONCE YOU HEAR THAT SOUND, AUTOMATICALLY TAKES YOU THERE >>> A 23-YEAR-OLD BRAZILIAN MODEL IS MAKING HIS TRY AS THE FIRST OPENLY TRANSGENDER MODEL TO BE FEATURED IN THE "SPORTS ILLUSTRATED" ISSUE THE ISSUE HITS STANDS JULY 21 SHE MADE HISTORY LAST YEAR WHEN SHE WAS HIRED BY VICTORI >>> WE'RE BACK WITH A UNIQUE WAY SOME DADS ARE BONDING WITH THEIR DAUGHTERS

>> HERE'S NBC'S KATE SNOW >> Reporter: IT'S THE BEAUTY OF BALLET REIMAGINED IN AN UNCONVENTIONAL CLASS, COMBINING DANCE AND YOGA, CREATING A SPECIAL CONNECTION WITH DADS AND DAUGHTERS ERIN LEE FOUNDED THIS DANCE STUDIO SEVEN YEARS AGO IN PHILADELPHIA, BUT STARTED THIS CLASS JUST LAST YEAR BACK THEN, IT WAS A CHAS IN A STUDIO, A SPECIAL PLACE FOR FATHERS AND THEIR LITTLE GIRLS TO BOND AND BUILD CHARACTER >> IT'S TO REALLY CHANGE THE NARRATIVE OF A FATHERHOOD, OF BLACK FATHERHOOD AND THE ROLE THAT THEY HAVE IN THEIR DAUGHTER'S LIVES >> READY >> Reporter: JULIAN MYERS GOES WITH HIS 6-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER, NOLA TELL ME WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS CLASS >> JUST SHOWING THEM WE'RE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU, WE LOVE YOU

>> Reporter: JAMES JACKSON IS AN ESSENTIAL WORKER DELIVERING MEALS TO THOSE IN NEED WHEN THE PANDEMIC HIT AND THE CLASSES WENT ONLINE, HE AND DAUGHTER JAE ADJUSTED >> NOW WE HAVE TO TRY TO STAY TOGETHER AND NOW WE DO THE ZOOM AND THINGS LIKE THIS, WE CAN STILL STAY CONNECTED >> WE'RE GOING TO BRING IT OVER OUR HEADS >> Reporter: DURING THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES, THE INSTRUCTOR IS HELPING THESE FAMILIES MAKE NEW MEMORIES >> BY HAVING MY DAD THERE, HE IS RIGHT NEXT TO ME AND HE HELPS ME AND HE IS DOING THE DANCES WITH ME >> WHAT'S FUN ABOUT IT >> BECAUSE MY DAD SPINS ME AROUND >> HOW IS YOUR DAD AS A BALLET DANCER >> HE IS A LITTLE BIT GOOD >> Reporter: STILL DANCING DESPITE THE DISTANCE, HOPING FOR THE DAY WHEN THEY CAN BE IN CLASS TOGETHER AGAIN >> THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE'LL NEVER LOSE THOSE DADDY/DAUGHTER MOMENTS, SHE'LL GROW UP AND BE LIKE, MY DAD DID YOGA WITH ME AS I GET OLDER, I'LL BE LIKE, HEY, REMEMBER THIS >> OUR THANKS TO KATE FOR THAT I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE RECITAL >> THE WEDDING, THE FIRST FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE >> WONDERFUL >>> SPORTS IN HOLLYWOOD CELEBS TEED UP IN LAKE TAHOE PATRICK MAHOMES, CHARLES BARKY, JERRY RICE AND RAY RAMANO MARTY FI >>> BREAKING OVERNIGHT KELLY PRESTON, WIFE OF JOHN TRAVOLTA, HAS DIED AFTER A TWO-YEAR BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER DETAILS JUST AHEAD >>> THE SUNSHINE STATE OVERTAKES NEW YORK BY THE THOUSANDS AS FLORIDA RECORDS THE LARGEST NEW CASES FOR A SINGLE DAY, TOPPING 15,000 AND WITH THOSE NUMBERS, THE DEATH TOLL IS ALSO ON THE RISE >>> AN EXPLOSION AND MASSIVE FIRE ON BOARD A NAVY SHIP IN CALIFORNIA SAILORS INJURED

SMOKE VISIBLE FOR MILES NEW DETAILS ON DANGERS AT ONE OF OUR MOST IMPORTANT BASES >>> AND THE END OF AN ERA AS WASHINGTON'S NFL FRANCHISE WILL ANNOUNCE THE END OF THE TEAM'S HISTORIC NAME AND LOGO LATER TODAY A BUSY MONDAY AHEAD "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >>> GLAD YOU'RE STARTING YOUR WEEK OFF WITH US >> WE BEGIN WITH HEARTBREAKING NEWS OUT OF HOLLYWOOD WHERE ACTRESS KELLY PRESTON, WIFE OF JOHN TRAVOLTA, HAS DIED OF BREAST CANCER HER HUSBAND DELIVERED THE DEVASTATING NEWS WITH A SINGLE PHOTO WRITING IN PART, IT IS WITH A VERY HEAVY HEART I INFORM YOU MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE HAS LOST HER BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER, SHE FOUGHT A CROURAGEOUS FIGHT

TRAVOLTA SAID HE'LL TAKE TIME OFF TO BE WITH THEIR CHILDREN DAUGHTER ALEA, WHO IS 20, AND 9-YEAR-OLD BENJAMIN THEY CELEBRATED THEIR 28th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY ACCORDING TO A FAMILY REPRESENTATIVE, KELLY CHOSE TO KEEP HER FIGHT PRIVATE AND HAD BEEN UNDERGOING MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR SOME TIME, SUPPORTED BY HER FRIENDS AND FAMILIES DEAD AT THE AGE OF 57 >>> AT LEAST 21 PEOPLE ARE WAKING UP IN A CALIFORNIA HOSPITAL THIS MORNING AFTER THEY WERE INJURED IN A FIRE ABOARD A MILITARY SHIP IN SAN DIEGO OFFICIALS SAY FIRE CREWS WERE CALLED TO THE SCENE EARLY SUNDAY MORNING AFTER AN APPARENT CAN EXPLOSION AND A FIRE BROKE OUT ON THE "USS BONHAMME RICHARD

" HERE'S THE LATEST ON THE INVESTIGATION >> Reporter: IT WAS BEFORE 9:00 AM WHEN FIREFIGHTERS RECEIVED THE FIRST OF THREE ALARMS AT NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO >> THERE'S A LARGE AMOUNT OF SMOKE >> Reporter: AN EXPLOSION AND FIRE ON BOARD THE SHIP SENT CLOUDS OF SMOKE INTO THE SKY >> THE FIRE WAS ENGAGED BY THE SHIP'S COMPANY AND SET TO ALERT LEVEL THREE

>> Reporter: 17 SAILORS AND THREE CIVILIANS WERE SENT TO THE HOSPITAL >> HOPE THEY'RE OKAY >> Reporter: 160 SAILORS WERE ON BOARD THE NAVY SAYS ALL ARE SAFE AND ACCOUNTED FOR >> AN 1800 FOOT PERIMETER HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED AROUND THE SHIP AND THE SURROUNDING BUILDINGS ON THE BASE >> Reporter: THE VESSEL IS BASED IN SAN DIEGO AND UNDERGOING ROUTINE MAINTENANCE THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE IS NOT KNOWN >>> AS THE CORONAVIRUS CONTINUES SPREADING AROUND MUCH OF THE COUNTRY, THE U

S HAS RECORDED MORE THAN 3 MILLION CONFIRMED CASES FLORIDA REPORTED 15,000 CASES IN JUST ONE DAY IT IS THE LARGEST DAILY INCREASE BOTH FOR THAT STATE AND FOR ANY STATE THROUGHOUT THIS OUTBREAK THE FORMER EPICENTER OF THE VIRUS, NEW YORK CITY REPORTEDLY ZERO DEATHS YESTERDAY A FIRST IN FOUR MONTHS BUT AS INFECTIONS RISE IN THE SOUTH AND WEST, WE TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT OFFICIALS FEAR COULD BE A RISING DEATH TOLL >> Reporter: ACROSS THE COUNTRY, WE'RE SEEING SURGING CASES AND A CLIMBING DEATH TOLL

EXPERTS ARE WORRIED THIS SITUATION COULD GET OUT OF CONTROL MORE THAN A THOUSAND AMERICAN LIVES REPORTED LOST THIS WEEKEND AND A GRIM WARNING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE TASK FORCE >> WE DO EXPECT DEATHS TO GO UP IF YOU HAVE MORE CASES, MORE HOSPITALIZATIONS, WE EXPECT TO SEE THAT OVER THE NEXT TWO OR THREE WEEKS BEFORE THIS TURNS OUT >> Reporter: WITH AT LEAST 3

2 MILLION CASES AND 135,000 DEATH, THE TESTING CZAR INSISTS AMERICA DOES NOT NEED TO SHUT DOWN AGAIN IF 90% OF PEOPLE IN HOT SPOTS WEAR MASKS >> IF WE DON'T HAVE THAT, WE WON'T GET CONTROL OF THE VIRUS >> Reporter: IN SOME PLACES, WEARING ONE IS STILL LEFT UP TO INDIVIDUALS >> PEOPLE AREN'T TAKING IT SERIOUS I SEE AT LEAST TEN PEOPLE GOING IN WITHOUT A MASK >> Reporter: IN TEXAS, CONFIRMED CASES CONTINUE TO CLIMB

NEARLY 6,000 REPORTED >> IT IS SERIOUS IT'S NOT A HOAX IT CAN DROP ON ANYONE AT ANY TIME >> Reporter: AND IN ARIZONA, AN ALARMING POSITIVITY RATE MORE THAN 120,000 CONFIRMED CASES >> WE ARE SETTING RECORDS OF THE TYPE YOU DON'T WANT TO SET FOR THE USE OF VENTILATORS BY COVID PATIENTS, ACUTE CARE BEDS >> Reporter: IN APRIL, THERE IS HOPE OF A SUMMER BREAK FROM THE VIRUS

>> IT DIES VERY QUICKLY WITH THE SUN >> Reporter: NOW A DISTANT MEMORY, AS THE HEAT WAVE HITS SOME OF THE COUNTRY'S HOT SPOTS WITH TEMPERATURES TO BE FORECASTED AS HIGH AS 115 DEGREES >> I THINK THE SUMMER TEMPERATURES HAVE MADE IT WORSE IN A LOT OF PLACES BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE SPENDING TIME INDOORS >> Reporter: HARD-HIT MICHIGAN NOW SEEING AN UPTICK IN CASES AFTER HUNDREDS ATTENDED JULY FOURTH PARTIES HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THE PARTIES WERE SO PACKED, CONTACT TRACING IS IMPOSSIBLE AT A NURSING HOME IN SAN DIEGO, AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL STRIKE TEAM TRIES TO CONTAIN A MASSIVE OUTBREAK 11 RESIDENTS HAVE DIED AS THE VIRUS SPREADS, SO TOO DOES CONCERN THINGS WILL GET WORSE

>> WE'RE HEADING TO LARGE SHUTDOWNS ABOUT HALF THE DOWNRY IS IN DEEP TROUBLE OR WILL BE THERE SOON UNLESS THEY RATCHET THINGS BACK >> Reporter: EXPERTS SAY SOME STATES OPENED TOO SOON AND TOO AGGRESSIVELY, DESPITE EVIDENCE THAT IT WASN'T SAFE >> OKAY, ERIN, THANK YOU >>> SIX MONTHS INTO THE PANDEMIC AND PRESIDENT TRUMP FINALLY WORE A MASK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PUBLIC HE DID SO WHILE VISITING WALTER REED MEDICAL CENTER THIS WEEKEND THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS ACTIVELY TRYING TO DISCREDIT DR

ANTHONY FAUCI WE GO NOW TO TRACY POTTSES GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: GOOD MORNING GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WHAT WE ARE SEEING IS A DISCONNECT BETWEEN WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN SAYING AND WHAT DR FAUCI IS SAYING ABOUT THE SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS IT'S BEEN HAPPENING FOR A WHILE, AND NOW MEMBERS OF THE TRUMP TEAM ARE TRYING TO DISCREDIT DR FAUCI

THE NATION'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT AS A RESULT OF THIS DISCONNECT THEY'RE SAYING HE'S BEEN WRONG ON SOME THINGS AND USING SOME OF HIS OWN WORDS AGAINST HIM EARLY ON IN THE PANDEMIC IN FACT, EVEN BEFORE THE PANDEMIC HIT THE UNITED STATES, WHEN FAUCI SAID THAT CORONAVIRUS WAS NOT A MAJOR THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES AND PEOPLE DIDN'T NEED TO BE WALKING AROUND WEARING MASKS THAT WAS BEFORE THE FIRST CASE WAS REPORTED IN THE UNITED STATES WHEN THE PRESIDENT WAS ACTUALLY SAYING SOME SIMILAR THINGS BUT NOW BECAUSE OF THIS DISCONNECT THAT'S GOING ON, THEY'RE HIGHLIGHTING AND DOWN PLAYING DR FAUCI AS FAR AS WE KNOW, HE IS STILL PART OF THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE, BUT FAUCI SAID HE SAW THE PRESIDENT A FEW WEEKS AGO BUT HAS NOT PERSONALLY BRIEFED HIM IN TWO MONTHS

FRANCES? >> TRACY, THANK YOU >>> POLICE IN ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA ARE SPEAKING OUT AFTER A VIDEO HAS SURFACED OF AN OFFICER KNEELING ON A MAN AS THEY WERE TRYING TO ARREST HIM WE WANT TO WARN YOU, THIS VIDEO MAY BE DISTURBING IT SHOWS THREE POLICE OFFICERS HOLDING DOWN A MAN OUTSIDE OF A HOSPITAL ONE OFFICER USES HIS ELBOW ON THE MAN'S NECK, HE THEN USES HIS KNEE THE POLICE CHIEF SAYS DURING THE INCIDENT THAT THE INDIVIDUAL BEGAN TO YELL, SCREAM, AND SPIT AT THE OFFICERS AS POLICE ATTEMPTED TO RESTRAIN THE INDIVIDUAL, ALL PARTIES FELL TO THE GROUND WHERE HE CONTINUED TO BE NONCOMPLIANT THIS VIDEO HAS SPARKED AN INVESTIGATION FROM THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND THE ALLENTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT

>> LET'S GET A CHECK NOW OF OUR WEATHER AND HOW WE'RE STARTING OFF THE WORKWEEK HERE'S MICHELLE GROSSMAN GREAT TO SEE YOU, MICHELLE >> SO GOOD TO SEE YOU AND WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HEAT ALL WEEK LONG WE'RE SEEING EXTREME TEMPERATURES IN THE SOUTH ONCE AGAIN A HUGE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE, SORT OF LIKE A HEAT PUMP PUMPING IN THAT HEAT FROM THE SOUTH AND THE MOISTURE FROM THE OCEAN IT'S GOING TO FEEL WORSE THAN WHAT IT IS WARM THIS MORNING, AND AS WE GO THROUGHOUT THE DAY, WE'LL SEE TEMPERATURES RIGHT AROUND 100 DEGREES IN HOUSTON GOING TO FEEL LIKE 109, 102 IN CHARLESTON AND IN ORLANDO, 94

NOW WITH THAT HEAT, ALSO THE TRIGGER OF A COLD FRONT WE'RE LOOKING AT THE POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE, EVEN STRONG STORMS IN THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN PLAINS AND INTO THE UPPER MIDWEST DAMAGING WINDS, COULD SEE WINDS OVER 60 MILES PER HOUR HAIL UP TO AN INCH, AND THE RISK FOR A FEW TORNADOES LOOKING GOOD IN THE NORTHEAST 86 DEGREES IN NEW YORK THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD

ALL RIGHT MY GOODNESS, LOOK AT THE PINK ON THE MAP EXTREME AND DANGEROUS TEMPERATURES IN THE SOUTH, IN THE NORTHEAST THE STORY IN NEW ENGLAND WILL BE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THAT WASN'T TOO BAD IN THE MID-ATLANTIC ALL RIGHT

THAT JULY HEAT IS IN FULL FORCE WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT EXPANDING TO THE EAST LATER ON >> WE'LL CHECK IN WITH YOU LATER >>> TIME FOR TODAY'S QUICK HITS LJ LeBRON JAMES DECIDED TO FOREGO THE OPTION OF WEARING A SOCIAL JUSTICE LOGO ON HIS JERSEY HE SAID IT DIDN'T RESONATE WITH MY GOALS >>> AFTER 110 YEARS OF AVIATION, THE US

NAVY HAS THEIR FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN PILOT >>> BROOKLYN ANNOUNCED HIS ENGAGEMENT >>> LEADING THE NEWS, WASHINGTON'S NFL FRANCHISE REPORTEDLY PLANS TO ANNOUNCE LATER THIS MORNING THEY WILL CHANGE THE TEAM NAME THE THIS COMES AFTER MOUNTING PRESSURE FROM SPONSORS AND FANS THE ORGANIZATION RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING IT WOULD UNDER TAKE A THOROUGH VIEW OF THE NICKNAME ACCORDING TO THE SPORTS BUSINESS JOURNAL, THE TEAM IS NOT EXPECTED TO REVEAL A NEW NAME UNTIL A LATER DATE AND THE ATLANTA BRAVES WILL NOT BE FOLLOWING THE SAME PATH THE ORGANIZATION SAID IN AN EMAIL TO SEASON TICKETHOLDERS THEY WILL NOT BE CHANGING THEIR NICKNAME, BUT ALSO TAKE A FURTHER LOOK AT THE FUTURE OF THE TOM HAWKS CHOP CHEER OFTEN DONE AT GAMES THE LETTER READ, CHANGING THE NAME OF THE BRAVES IS NOT UNDER CONSIDERATION OR DEEMED NECESSARY >>> NOW TO A TELEMUNDO EXCLUSIVE OUR OWN JOSE SAT DOWN WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP TO TALK ABOUT THE COVID CRISIS AND DACA

>> SO THAT'S AS AN EXECUTIVE ORDER, NOT AS A CONGRESSIONAL ORDER? >> IF YOU LOOK AT THE SUPREME COURT RULING, THEY GAVE THE PRESIDENT TREMENDOUS POWERS WHEN THEY SAID YOU COULD TAKE IN, IN THIS CASE 700,000 OR SO PEOPLE SO THEY GAVE POWERS BASED ON THE POWERS THEY GAVE, I'M GOING TO BE DOING AN IMMIGRATION BILL ONE OF THE ASPECTS OF THE BILL THAT YOU'LL BE HAPPY WITH, AND A LOT OF REPUBLICANS BY THE WAY, WILL BE DACA WE'LL GIVE THEM A ROAD TO CITIZENSHIP OVER THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS >> AFTER OUR INTERVIEW AIRED, THE WHITE HOUSE SAID THEY WERE WORKING ON AN EXECUTIVE ORDER TO ESTABLISH A MERIT BASED IMMIGRATION SYSTEM TO PROTECT US WORKERS THAT WOULD NOT INCLUDE AMNESTY

I ALSO ASKED HIM ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS SURGE IN THE SOUTH AND WEST YOU HAVE CALLED YOURSELF A WARTIME PRESIDENT IS THE UNITED STATES LOSING THE CAR AGAINST COVID? >> NO, WE'RE WINNING THE WAR WE HAD AREAS THAT FLAMED UP AND THEY'RE GOING TO BE TYPE OVER A PERIOD OF TIME BUT WE HAD THIS PLAGUE SENT IN FROM CHINA, AND IT'S A DISGRACE THEY ISN'T STOP IT IN CHINA I PUT THE BAN UP IF I DIDN'T PUT THE BAN UP, WE WOULD HAVE HAD MORE CASES ONE DEATH IS FAR TOO MANY, BUT OUR TESTING IS FAR SUPERIOR TO ANYBODY'S WE'VE TESTED ALMOST 45 MILLION PEOPLE BUT IT FLARED UP IN AREAS WHERE THEY THOUGHT IT WAS ENDING, AND THAT WOULD BE FLORIDA, TEXAS, A COUPLE OF OTHER PLACES AND THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE IT UNDER CONTROL QUICKLY

>> MR PRESIDENT, VANESSA GUILLEN, ARMY SOLDIER, IMMIGRANT, HAVE YOU HEARD OF HER? >> YES, I HAVE >> SHE WAS KILLED >> THAT'S RIGHT >> ON AN ARMY BASE IN TEXAS IS THERE SOMETHING THAT YOU COULD DO TO HAVE MORE TRANSPARENCY IN THE WAY THE ARMED FORCES INVESTIGATES SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL ABUSE? >> WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT THAT I SAW THAT ON THE NEWS AND I THOUGHT IT WAS TERRIBLE

I SAVE SPECIFIC ORDERS, I WANT TO KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT IT THEY'RE GOING TO REPORT TO ME ON MONDAY ABOUT IT I'LL BE ABLE TO RELEASE SOMETHING TO YOU AT THE TIME I THOUGHT IT WAS ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE >> THE PRESIDENT SAYS THAT EXECUTIVE ORDE >>> ACTRESS JADA PINKETT SMITH CONFIRMED THAT SHE DATED A SINGER DURING A TEMPORARY SPLIT FROM HER HUSBAND, WILL SMITH SHE USED HER FACEBOOK PLAT TOMORROW TO EXPLAIN THAT A ROMANCE HAPPENED DURING A DIFFICULT TIME IN HER MARRIAGE AND SHE AND SMITH WERE SEPARATED AT THE TIME SMITH ALSO SPOKE UP SAYING, TO MAKE MISTAKES WITHOUT THE FEAR OF LOSING YOUR FAMILY IS KRITLE WILL AND JADA PINKETT SMITH WERE MARRIED IN 1996 AND HAVE TWO CHILDREN >>> PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD HAVE FOUND WAY TO SPREAD JOYS TO OTHERS THE MAN IN NEW YORK HAS BEEN USING THE POWER OF LAUGHTER BY POSTING DAD JOKES OUTSIDE OF HIS HOME MAX PADDOCK FROM OUR AFFILIATE HAS MORE >> Reporter: THE SOUND OF SCISSORS GLIDING THROUGH PAPER A STROKE OF THE PEN

THESE ARE THE SOUNDS WOODY HEARS EVERY MORNING >> IT'S A FUN THING WE'VE HAD SO MANY RESPONSES >> Reporter: FOR THE PAST 100 DAYS, WOODY'S BEEN LIFTING SPIRITS ON THIS STREET, AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY THROUGH THE POWER OF LAUGHTER >> SHE DROVE BY THIS HOUSE IN SOUTH CAROLINA THAT HAD A JOKE OF THE DAY >> Reporter: WOODY'S BAD DAD JOKES REACHING AS FAR AS ARIZONA

>> WE NEED A POSITIVE, UPLIFTING THEME OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT >> Reporter: I WANTED TO PUT WOODY'S DAD JOKE SKILLS TO THE TEST >> HOW DID THE HAMBURGER INTRODUCE HIS GIRLFRIEND MEAT PATTY CALL A MONSTER THAT LIKES TO DANCE >> I DON'T KNOW >> THE BOOGEYMAN >> ARE GLASS COFFINS GOING TO BE A SUCCESS? REMAINS TO BE SEEN >> KNOCK KNOCK >> WHO'S THERE >> BOO >> BOO WHO >> DON'T GET UPSET I'M BEATING YOU IN THE JOKE TELLING CONTEST >> YOU BOTH DID A GREAT JOB, BUT I GIVE IT TO MATT >> 100 DAYS I'VE DONE THIS THIS IS WHAT I GET >> HANG IN THERE, WOODY

CHECK OUT ALL OF THOSE JOKES >> THAT IS SO GREAT TO SEE AND CLASSIC DAD JOKES >> OH, YEAH WE NEE >>> ALL RIGHT WELCOME BACK LET'S TALK ABOUT THE WEEK AHEAD WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THAT EXTREME AND DANGEROUS, EVEN RECORD BREAKING HEAT IN THE SOUTH TO

THE NORTH, THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL PLAINS, LOOKING AT STRONG STORMS THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS THAT AREA INTO THE UPPER MIDWEST UNDER THE THREAT FOR SEVERE WEATHER IN THE EAST, LOOKING GOOD IN THE MID-ATLANTIC POSSIBILITY OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN NEW ENGLAND AND THAT TEXAS HEAT HA >>> IT'S THE TIME OF YEAR WHEN FAMILIES NORMALLY HIT THE ROAD FOR VACATION, BUT NOW MANY AMERICANS ARE STAYING PUT, WHICH HAS BEEN DEVASTATING TO RESORT COMMUNITIES HERE'S KEVIN TIBBLES >> Reporter: IN A TYPICAL SUMMER, THIS SHOW DRAWS SEVERAL HUNDRED THOUSAND TOURISTS TO ITS WISCONSIN DELLS ARENA TO BEAR WITNESS TO THE WATER SKIING FEATS THAT WAS LAST SEASON THIS IS NOW

FACING SOCIAL DISTANCING RESTRICTIONS, THE OWNER MADE THE DIFFICULT DECISION TO CLOSE THIS SUMMER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE SHOW'S NEARLY 70-YEAR HISTORY COULD YOU POSSIBLY OPEN SAFETY, GIVEN THE FACT THAT OUR BUSINESS MODEL IS BASED UPON HAVING 2500 PEOPLE IN THIS AMPHITHEATER EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR 110 STRAIGHT DAYS? THE ANSWER WAS NO, THERE WAS NO WAY WE COULD DO IT >> Reporter: HE'S ONE OF SEVERAL BUSINESS OWNERS HERE FEELING PANDEMIC PAIN THIS SUMMER THE DELLS IS OFFICIALLY WISCONSIN'S TOP TOURIST DESTINATION AND UNOFFICIALLY, THE NATION'S WATER PARK CAPITAL ATTRACTING 4 MILLION TOURISTS LAST YEAR, WHO BROUGHT IN NEARLY $2 BILLION THIS YEAR, THE PANDEMIC FORCED ATTRACTIONS TO CLOSE FOR TWO MONTHS AND TOURISTS HAVE BEEN SLOW TO RETURN AT THE ORIGINAL DUCK BOAT TOUR, TICKET SALES ARE DOWN 40% NOAH'S ARK, THE NATION'S LARGEST WATER PARK, REPORTING THE SAME FOR GENERATIONS, TOURISM HAS BEEN THE CITY OF DELLS LIFEBLOOD >> EITHER YOU WORK IN A RESORT OR OWN A RESORT

EVERYTHING WE DO HERE IS TOURISM RELATED >> Reporter: THE CITY'S PUT ON HOLD PLANS TO PURCHASE TWO NEW POLICE CARS, A GENERATOR FOR THE STORM SHELTER, EVEN NEW WINDOWS FOR THE POLICE STATION >> TO HAVE A BUSINESS AND TO WATCH THAT ERODE WITH SOMETHING LIKE COVID-19, THOSE ARE JUST TOUGH THINGS TO SWALLOW >> WHEN THE PANDEMIC HIT, MIKE KAMINSKY WAS FORCED TO FURLOUGH MORE THAN 400 EMPLOYEES SINCE REOPENING, BUSINESS IS DOWN MORE THAN 60% AND WEDDING BOOKINGS HAVE PLUMMETED >> WE'RE NORTH OF $15 MILLION WORTH OF LOST REVENUE

>> Reporter: THEY ARE WORRIED IT COULD FORCE MORE CLOSURES AND PUT THIS WATER PARK CAPITAL UNDER WATER >> WE'RE GOING TO GIVE IT EVERYTHING THAT WE HAVE TO OPEN NEXT YEAR >> Reporter: FOR NOW, HIGH HOPES FOR SMOOTHER SAILING IN TH >>> BREAKING NEWS OVERNIGHT, JOHN TRAVOLTA'S WIFE HAS DIED OF BREAST CANCER WE HAVE THE LATEST DETAILS INCLUDING A STATEMENT >> AN EXPLOSION AN MASSIVE FIRE ON BOARD A NAVY SHIP IN CALIFORNIA SAILORS INJURED

SMOKE VISIBLE FOR MILES FEW DETAILS THIS MORNING ON THE DANGERS >>> SUNSHINE STATE OVERTAKES NEW YORK BY THE THOUSANDS AS FLORIDA RECORDS THE LARGEST NUMBER OF CASES FOR ITS SINGLE DAY TOPPING 15,000 >>> WITH THOSE STAGGERING NUMBERS THE DEATH TOLL IS ON THE RISE >> MASSIVE SHOVE SUPPORT TO HONOR Ft HOOD SOLDIER VANESSA GUILLEN WILL JUSTICE BE SERVED >>> AND WE'LL INTRODUCE TO YOU THE SANITATION WORKER WHO DARED TO MAKE HIS DREAM COME TRUE

A BUSY MONDAY AHEAD "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >>> GOOD MORNING TO YOU I'M CORI COFFIN >> I'M CYNTHIA ERIVO WE BEGIN WITH BREAKING NEWS NEWS HOLLYWOOD LOST A STAR WIFE OF JOHN TRAVOLTA LOST HER TWO YEAR PRIVATE BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER SHE KEPT THAT PART PRIVATE HER HUSBAND OF 28 YEARS BROKE THE NEWS ON INSTAGRAM HE WROTE IN PART IT IS WITH A VERY HEAVY HEART I INFORM YOU MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE KELLY HAS LOST HAD HER TWO YEAR BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER

SHE FOUGHT A COURAGEOUS FIGHT KELLY'S LOVE AND LIFE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED TRAVOLTA SAID HE'LL BE TAKING SOME TIME OFF TO BE WITH THE COUPLE'S CHILDREN IN SEPTEMBER OF 2019 TRAVOLTA AND PRESTON CELEBRATED THEIR 20th HE WEDDING ANNIVERSARY KELLY CHOSE TO KEEP HER FIGHT PRIVATE AND HAS BEEN UNDERGOING MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR SOME TIME SUPPORTED BY HER CLOSEST FAMILY AND FRIEND, KELLY PRESTON DEAD THE AT THE AGE OF 27 >>> EMERGENCY CREWS ARE INVESTIGATING A FIRE ON A MILITARY SHIP THAT LEFT 21 PEOPLE WERE INJURED

FIREFIGHTERS WERE CALLED OUT AT 9:00 AM AFTER AN EXPLOSION ON THE USS BONHOMME RICHARD >> THERE WAS A REPORT OF AN INTERNAL EXPLOSION WHAT WE CANNOT ASCERTAIN WHAT THE EXPLOSION WAS CAUSED FROM PRESSURIZATION IS WHAT CAUSED THE EXPLOSION >> ABOUT 160 SAILORS WERE ON BOARD THAT SHIP AT THE TIME OF THE FIRE THE ENTIRE CREW WAS ABLE TO DISEMBARK AND EACH SAILOR ACCOUNTED FOR

17 SAILORS AND FOUR CIVILIANS ARE BEING TREATED AT LOCAL HOSPITALS FOR INJURIES >>> CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC SPIKES AROUND THE WORLD HERE IN THE STATES FLORIDA IS THAT EARS NEW RECORD THE SUNSHINE STATE HAS THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF CASES IN A SINGLE DAY WITH MORE THAN 15,000 INFECTIONS WE GO TO ORLANDO FOR THE LATEST >> Reporter: GOOD MORNING FLORIDA DIDN'T JUST SMASH ITS OWN RECORD WITH THOSE 15,300 CASES IT SMASHED A RECORD OF ANY STATE IN THE COUNTRY SINCE THE PANDEMIC START WAD SINGLE DAY OF NEW COVID CASES NOT A WORD ON THE POSSIBILITY OF A LOCKDOWN OR EVEN A MANDATORY MAVERICK MANDATE THROUGHOUT FLORIDA FOR A STATE ALREADY SMASHING COVID RECORDS FLORIDA SOARING TO A NEW STRATOSPHERE >> THAT'S A LOT OF NEW CASES >> THAT NUMBER A LITTLE BIT RIDICULOUS

>> Reporter: PHYSICIANS SOUNDING THE ALARM >> THEY ARE DYING OUR LOVED ONES ARE DYING YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT THOSE PEOPLE THAT YOU'RE INTERACTING WITH >> Reporter: FLORIDA FATALITIES THIS WEEK OVER 500 MIAMI-DADE HOSPITALS ARE AT 94% ICU CAPACITY WITH THE MAYOR CONFIRMING SIX ARE NOW FULL >> OUR ICU CAPACITY IS CAUSING US CONCERN WE CAN CRACK OPEN ANOTHER 500 >> Reporter: IF THE SUNSHINE STATE WERE ITS OWN COUNTRY IT WOULD RANK FOURTH HIGHEST BEHIND THE UNITED STATES, BRAZIL AND INDIA

DESPITE THE EXPLOSION OF INFECTIONS MANY RULES REMAIN UNCHANGED MASKS ARE NOT REQUIRED AND FLORIDA'S BEACHES AND BUSINESSES REMAIN OPEN >> THEY ARE DOING TEMPERATURE SCREENINGS >> Reporter: EVEN DISNEYWORLD BACK THIS WEEKEND, THIS FAMILY FROM CALIFORNIA SAID CONDITIONS ARE NOT WHAT YOU MIGHT EXPECT >> THE CAPACITY IS VERY, VERY REDUCED YOU CAN WALK ANYWHERE IN THE PARK AND NOT BUMP INTO ANYBODY >> Reporter: SIGNS OF SOCIAL DISTANCING AND CAUTIOUS BEHAVIOR KEY TO KEEPING THIS ALREADY SPIRALING CRISIS FROM DEEPENING

>> WHAT YOU SEE ACROSS THE STATE RIGHT NOW ON A SCALE OF ONE TO TEN HOW WORRIED ARE YOU? >> I'M ON THAT EIGHT TO NINE SCALE OF WORRY >> Reporter: AS YOU DIGEST THE RECORD NUMBERS IT'S IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT THAT TEST IS PART OF THE STORY HERE FLORIDA PERFORMING 140,000 TESTS, EASILY THE MOST SO FAR FOUR DAYS AGO THE RATE OF THOSE COMING BACK POSITIVE WAS 20% NOW 135% HOSPITALS AND ERs CAN BE OVERWHELMED >>> SIX MONTHS INTO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC AND PRESIDENT TRUMP FINALLY WORE A MASK IN PUBLIC FOR THE FIRST TIME HE DID SO WHILE VISITING WALTER REED MEDICAL CENTER THIS WEEKEND

THE THIS REPORT SURFACED THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS ACTIVELY TRYING TO DISCREDIT DR ANTHONY FAUCI WE HEAD TO TRACIE POTTS >> Reporter: DIRE WARNINGS THEY DON'T WANT DIRE WARNINGS THAT DR ANTHONY FAUCI HAS BEEN GIVING THE WHITE HOUSE SOME SAYING FAUCI HAS MADE MISTAKES ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE SAYS THAT HE GOT SOME THINGS WRONG THERE HAS BEEN A BIG DISCONNECT BETWEEN DR

FAUCI AND PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYING WE'RE DOING GREAT, DEALING WITH THIS VIRUS, FAUCI HAS SAID WE CAN GET TO THE POINT WHERE WE SEE 100,000 NEW CASES A DAY HE'S CRITICIZED SOME STATES FOR RE-OPENING TOO SOON NOW THE ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING TO USE ITS VERY EARLY WORDS AGAINST HIM BEFORE THE FIRST CASE WAS EVEN REPORTED HERE IN THE UNITED STATES WHEN FAUCI SAID CORONAVIRUS OF NOT GOING TO BE A MAJOR THREAT HE IS STILL ON THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE BUT HE'S STAYING IN THE BACKGROUND IN FACT, HE'S NOT COMMENTING ABOUT THIS LATEST — THESE LATEST EFFORTS TO DISCREDIT HIM FAUCI DID SAY LAST WEEK HE HE HAD NOT BRIEFED THE PRESIDENT PERSONALLY IN THE LAST TWO MONTHS THEY ARE KEEPING HIM IN THE BACKGROUND BACK TO YOU

>> THANK YOU >>> THE HORRIFIC KILLING OF ARMY SPECIALIST VANESSA GUILLEN HAS SWEPT THE COUNTRY PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED IT ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE HE'LL BE BRIEFED ON HER CASE TODAY HER DEATH SPARKED RENEWED CALLS FOR A CLOSER LOOK AT HOW THE MILITARY HANDLES CLAIMS OF ABUSE AND HARASSMENT >> Reporter: A CONVOY OF CARS IN SAN ANTONIO TRAVELED 13 MILES IN HONOR OF ARMY SPECIALIST VANESSA GUILLEN HER DISAPPEARANCE GAINING NATIONAL ATTENTION WITH PROTESTERS DEMANDING JUSTICE AND NOW THE ARMY SECRETARY IS ORDERING AN INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE COMMAND CLIMATE AND CULTURE AT Ft

HOOD, ADDING WE'RE SADDENED AND DEEPLY TROUBLED BY THE LOSS OF ONE OF OUR OWN VANESSA GUILLEN WAS LAST SEEN ON BASE APRIL 22nd SETTING OFF A SEARCH WITH LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT, FELLOW SOLDIERS AND MILITARY POLICE INVESTIGATORS FOUND THE 20-YEAR-OLD'S REMAINS LATE JUNE NOT FAR FROM Ft HOOD ACCORDING TO A CRIMINAL COMPLAINT FILED IN FEDERAL COURT, ARMY SPECIALITY AARON ROBINSON A SUSPECT IN HER KILLING DIED BY SUICIDE WHEN CONFRONTED BY POLICE CECILY AGUILAR IS ACCUSED OF HELPING ROBINSON OF DISPOSING VANESSA GUILLEN'S BODY THE SOLDIER'S GRIEVING FAMILY WANTS ANSWERS AND ACCOUNTABILITY >> MY SISTER DESERVES JUSTICE

>> Reporter: AN ALTERNATIVE REPRESENTING THE FAMILY SAYS VANESSA GUILLEN TOLD THEM BEFORE SHE VANISHED SHE HAD BEEN SEXUALLY HARASSED BY A SUPERVISOR THE ARMY'S CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION ORGANIZATION SAID THEY HAD NO CREDIBLE REPORT THIS HAPPENED PRESIDENT TRUMP WEIGHED IN ON THE CASE >> THE IS THERE SOMETHING YOU COULD DO TO HAVE MORE TRANSPARENCY IN THE WAY THE ARMED FORCE INVESTIGATE SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL ABUSE? >> THEY ARE GOING TO BE REPORTING TO ME ON MONDAY ABOUT IT I THOUGHT IT WAS HORRIBLE >> Reporter: LOVED ONES ARE FIGHTING TO KEEP VANESSA GUILLEN'S STORY ALIVE >> MY SISTER DID NOT DESERVE THIS VANESSA GUILLEN DID NOT DESERVE THIS >> Reporter: KATHY PARKS, NBC NEWS >>> TIME TO GET A CHECK OF YOUR MONDAY WEATHER WITH METEOROLOGIST MICHELE GROSSMAN GOOD MORNING, HAPPY MONDAY >> IT'S GOING TO BE A HOT ONE IN THE SOUTH EXTREME HEAT IN PLACE LAST WEEK WE'LL SEE IT ALL THIS WEEK TOO THAT AIR OF HIGH PRESSURE FULLY IN PLACE LET'S LOOK AT THE TEMPERATURES THAT YOU CAN EXPECT TODAY

WE'RE LOOKING AT TEMPERATURES NEAR 100 DEGREES A LOT OF TEMPERATURES OVER 100 DEGREES IN MANY PLACES PHOENIX 113 LET'S SHOW YOU THE REDS AND PINKS HUMIDITY WILL BE A LOT HOTTER THAN THAT EXTREME HEAT STAYS IN PLACE, 104 ON WEDNESDAY, AND TULSA TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 90s FACTOR IN THE HUMIDITY IT WILL FEEL A LOT HOTTER THAN THAT

AUSTIN 103, WEDNESDAY SO IN ADDITION TO THE HEAT WE HAVE THAT HEAT INPLACE, MOISTURE IN PLACE THAT WILL BE A TRIGGER FOR SOME STORMS HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD LOOK AT THOSE TEMPERATURES OH, MY GOODNESS WE'LL SEE A LOT OF KIDDIES IN THE POOL TEMPERATURES OVER 100 DEGREES IN MANY SPOTS MID-ATLANTIC NOT LOOKING BAD SOME STORMS IN THE NORTHEAST THAT HEAT EXPANDS TO THE EAST INCLUDING PARTS OF NEW YORK, MID-ATLANTIC, NEW ENGLAND WE'LL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT COMING UP

>>> CROSSING GUARDS IN ONE FLORIDA COUNTY ARE DITCHING THEIR CLASSIC WHISTLES FOR A NEW DEVICE SINCE THEY HAVE TO WEAR A MASK, THEY WILL USE A HAND-HELD DEVICE THAT MAKES A SIMILAR SOUND AT THE PRESS OF A >>> THE SEARCH FOR MISSING GLEE ACTREAT NAYA RIVERA IS EXPECTED TO RESUME CABINS WERE SEARCHED AND BOATS CONTINUED TO SEARCH THE MURKY WATERS INVESTIGATORS SAID RIVERA DROWNED DURING A BOATING TRIP WITH HER 3-YEAR-OLD SON WHO WAS FOUND SLEEPING IN HIS LIFE JACKET ON THE BOAT >>> WASHINGTON'S NFL FRANCHISE REPORTEDLY PLANS TO ANNOUNCE LATER THIS MORNING THAT THEY WILL CHANGE THEIR TEAM NAME THE ANTICIPATED ANNOUNCEMENT COMES AFTER MOUNTING PRESSURE FROM SPONSORS AND FANS THE ORGANIZATION PREVIOUSLY RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING IT WOULD UNDERTAKE A THOROUGH REVIEW OF THE NICKNAME ACCORDING TO THE SPORTS BUSINESS JOURNAL THE TEAM IS NOT EXPECTED TO REVEAL A NEW NAME UNTIL A LATER DATE ATLANTA BRAVES WILL NOT BE FOLLOWING THE SAME PATH ORGANIZATION SAID IN AN EMAIL TO SEASON TICKET HOLDERS THEY WILL NOT CHANGE THEIR NICKNAME BUT THE TAKE A FURTHER LOOK AT THE FUTURE OF THE TOM AHAWK CHEER THE LETTER READ, THROUGH OUR CONVERSATIONS CHANGING THE NAME THE BRAVES IS NOT UNDER CONSIDERATION OR DEEMED NECESSARY

>> MODEL IS MAKING HIS TRY AS THE FIRST OPENLY TRANSGENDER MODEL TO BE FEATURED IN THE "SPORTS ILLUSTRATED" ISSUE SHE WAS CROWNED THE 2020 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR FOR THE UPCOMING ISSUE SHE MADE HISTORY LAST YEAR WHEN SHE WAS HIRED BY VICTORIA SECRET AS THE L >>> IN TODAY'S QUICK HITS LEBRON JAMES HAS DECIDED TO FOREGO THE OPTION OF WEARING A SOCIAL JUSTICE RELATED STATEMENT ON HIS JERSEY DURING THE NBA RESTART HE SAID IT DIDN'T SERIOUSLY RESONATE WITH MY MISSION, MY GOAL >>> AFTER 110 YEARS OF AVIATION THE US NAVY HAS ITS FIRST BLACK FEMALE TECHNICAL JET PILOT

LIEUTENANT JUNIOR KRAD IS EXPECTED TO RECEIVE HER WING OF GOLD ON JULY 31st >>> CONGRATULATIONS TO HER AND BROOKLYN IS ENGAGED >>> WE HAVE BEEN TALKING A LOT OF ABOUT THE FINANCIAL IMPACT OF COVID IN OUR ECONOMY, THE RETAIL HAS TAKEN A HUGE HIT ALONG WITH THAT, MALLS ONCE A MAIN STAY OF THE AMERICAN SHOPPING EXPERIENCE THERE ARE NOW ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION >> Reporter: LOTS OF SPACE IN THIS MALL IT'S BEEN A PART OF AMERICAN CULTURE AND THE ECONOMY FOR GENERATIONS BUT THE FUTURE OF THE TRADITIONAL MALL MORE UNCERTAIN THAN EVER WITH THE COVID CRISIS CLOSING STORES FOR MONTHS ON END AND IN SOME CASES CLOSING UP FOR GOOD THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED IN PHOENIX

GOING OUT OF BUSINESS LAST MONTH AFTER ALMOST 50 YEARS >> CAME HERE EVERY SATURDAY WITH MY MOM >> Reporter: METRO CENTER IS THE LATEST CASUALTY BRICK-AND-MORTAR STORES SHUTTING PERMANENTLY AS ONLINE SHOPPING BECOMES A BIGGER PART OF THE NEW NORMAL >> WHAT HAS CORONAVIRUS DONE TO THE DEMISE OF MALLS? >> 400 MALLS MAY NOT MAKE IT AS A RESULT OF COVID BECAUSE TENANTS DON'T HAVE THE ABILITY NOT THAT THEY DON'T WANT TO PAY THEIR RENT THEY DON'T HAVE THE FINANCIAL MEANS >> Reporter: NOW EXPERTS SAY IN THIS ECONOMIC HEALTH CRISIS SHOPPERS ARE SPENDING MORE CAREFULLY THAN EVER AND AVOIDING MALLS AND CROWDS CORONAVIRUS HAS ALSO DEVASTATED MULTIPLEX MOVIE THEATERS THE ATTACHED TO MALLS, SO MANY OF THEM ARE CLOSED CUTTING OFF AN IMPORTANT SOURCE OF FOOT TRAFFIC TO THE MALL

HOW DOES THE MOVIE THEATER FACTOR CHANGE WHAT HAPPENS FOR MALLS AND THEIR ABILITY TO SURVIVE >> THAT IS THE $10 MILLION QUESTION THE FUTURE OF THE MOVIE THEATERS ARE GOING TO BE ACTUALLY THE BIGGEST CHANGE IN THE MALL WE'VE CELL PHONE LANDLORDS WHO ARE ALREADY THINKING ABOUT HOW TO MOVE THAT BASE >> Reporter: THAT REINVENTION IS ALREADY UNDER WAY IN HOUSTON THIS FORMER SEARS WILL BECOME HOME FOR REQUESTED MAKE RESEARCH, APARTMENTS AND RETAIL STORES OTHER IDEAS TURN THE SPRAWLING SPACES VACATED BY DEPARTMENT STORES INTO MINI FULFILLMENT CENTERS, GROCERY STORES GYMS AND DIVIDING THE REAL ESTATE FOR SMALLER STORES THAT GOT THEIR START ONLINE PERHAPS A NEW CIRC >>> WELCOME BACK ON THIS MONDAY MORNING WHERE WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE HEAT THAT'S STILL IN PLACE IN THE SOUTH DANGEROUS EXTREME HEAT, RECORD BREAKING HEAT IN PARTS OF TEXAS WITH THAT HEAT IN PLACE ALSO THE TRIGGER OF A COLD FRONT WE'LL SEE POTENTIAL FOR STRONG STORMS EVEN SEVERE STORMS IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS, CENTRAL PLAINS INTO THE UPPER MIDWEST MID-ATLANTIC LOOKS GOOD

WE'LL SEE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN NEW ENGLAND AND ALSO PARTS OF VIRGINIA AND THE CAROLINAS THAT STORM RISK MOVES TO TASTE BY WEDNESDAY, THE OHIO VALLEY YOU ARE IN THE MIX >>> WE ARE BACK WITH AN INSPIRING STORY ABOUT NEVER GIVING UP PAP FORMER MARYLAND GARBAGE COLLECTOR REACHING FOR DREAMS SO MANY SAID COULDN'T BE ACHIEVED AND HOW HE PROVED THEM ALL WRONG >> I'M REALLY NERVOUS >> Reporter: THE NAIL BITING MOMENT GOING VIRAL THE MINUTE JUST BEFORE 24-YEAR-OLD FOUND OUT WHETHER OR NOT HE GOT INTOE LAW SCHOOL NOT JUST ANY LAW SCHOOL BUT HIS DREAM

HARVARD >> CONGRATULATIONS >> TELL ME ABOUT THAT MOMENT >> GREATEST MOMENT IN MY LIFE >> GREATEST MOMENT IN A LIFE MARKED BY HARDSHIP PAP MOTHER GONE WHEN HE WAS 8 LONG BOUTS OF ILLNESS FOR HIMSELF AND HIS DAD AND HIS FAMILY'S FINANCIAL STRUGGLES >> THERE WERE TIMES WE JUST DIDN'T HAVE ELECTRICITY, DIDN'T HAVE FOOD IN THE FRIDGE AND CONSENT STRAIGHT ON SCHOOL WAS HARD I DIDN'T EVEN SEE A PLACE FOR ME AT SCHOOL >> OF ALL THE COLLEAGUES YOU APPLIED TO SAID YES TO YOU >> Reporter: HE NEVER GAVE UP HE GOT ACCEPTED TO COLLEGE IN MARYLAND >> AT TIMES HE DIDN'T EVEN HAVE TIME TO TIDY UP TO GO SCHOOL >> YES THAT WAS PRETTY EMBARRASSING >> Reporter: LOVED ONES NEVER GAVE UP ON HIM BIG BROTHER REGGIE PUTTING HIS OWN COLLEGE STUDIES ON HOLD WORKING IN THE WASTE INDUSTRY TO HELP THE FAMILY MAKE ENDS MEET >> IT WASN'T ABOUT ME

>> Reporter: A MENTOR EVEN SETTING UP A GO FUND ME SITE TO HELP COVER TUITION COSTS EVERYONE'S HARD WORK LEADING UP TO THAT FATEFUL MOMENT WHEN YOU SEE HARVARD, WHAT DO YOU SEE? >> I SEE MY FAMILY AND ALL OF MY ACCOMPLISHMENTS ON THE EXTENSION OF THEIR SACRIFICES THAT'S WHAT COMES IN MY MIND I'M NOT GOING HARVARD WE'RE GOING TO HARVARD WE ARE HERE WE FINALLY DID IT >> THANKS FOR THAT STORY AND THE SE SELFLESSNESS HARVARD OFFERS FREE AND LOW COST TUTORING FOR THEM

THIS IS FOR EVERYBODY ELSE TO BENEFIT, NOT JUST ME >> INCREDIBLE I WANT TO SPREAD THE LOVE OUT HOW ABOUT THIS NEXT ONE? DIVERS IN THE FLORIDA KEYS PARTIED AT AN UNDERWATER MUSIC FESTIVAL IT FEATURED MEASURE MAIDS ON GUITARS THEY HAD TO INCLUDE THE THEME SONG "THE LITTLE >>> BREAKING NEWS OVERNIGHT KELLY PRESTON, WIFE OF ACTOR JOHN TRAVOLTA, HAS DIED AFTER A TWO-YEAR BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER >>> AND DEVELOPING OVERNIGHT, NEW DETAILS SURROUNDING THE MILITARY SHIP FIRE IN SAN DIEGO THAT LEFT 21 INJURED >>> FLORIDA SETTING A STAGGERING NEW SINGLE DAY RECORD FOR COVID CASES, TOPPING 15,000

HOSPITALS OVERWHELMED AND THE WHITE HOUSE CONTINUES ITS FEUD WITH ANTHONY FAUCI >>> A MASSIVE SHOW OF SUPPORT TO HONOR VANESSA GUILLEN, FOUND MURDERED AFTER HER FAMILY SAID SHE COMPARED OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT >>> AND THE DADDY/DAUGHTER CLASS THAT'S HELPING THESE PARENTS BUILD STRONGER BONDS IT'S MONDAY, JULY 13 "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >>> GOOD MORNING >> WE BEGIN WITH SOME BREAKING NEWS OUT OF HOLLYWOOD KELLY PRESTON, ACTRCTRESS AND W OF JOHN TRAVOLTA, HAS DIED OF BREAST CANCER, ACCORDING TO HER HUSBAND WHO ANNOUNCED THE NEWS HE WROTE, IN PART, IT IS WITH A VERY HEAVY HEART THAT I INFORM YOU THAT MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE KELLY HAS LOST HER BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER SHE FOUGHT A COURAGEOUS FIGHT WITH THE LOVE AND SUPPORT OF SO MANY KELLY'S LOVE AND LIFE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED HE ALSO SAID HE WILL BE TAKING TIME OFF TO BE WITH THE COUPLE'S TWO CHILDREN, DAUGHTER ELA, WHO IS 20, AND 9-YEAR-OLD SON, BENJAMIN ACCORDING TO A FAMILY REPRESENTATIVE, KELLY CHOSE TO KEEP HER FIGHT PRIVATE, AND HAD BEEN UNDERGOING MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR SOME TIME, SUPPORTED BY HER CLOSEST FAMILY AND FRIENDS KELLY STARRED IN "JERRY MAGUIRE," "BATTLEFIELD EARTH" AND MOST RECENTLY IN WITH HER HUSBAND >>> WE TURN TO SAN DIEGO WHERE CREWS ARE INVESTIGATING A FIRE ABOARD A MILITARY SHIP THAT LEFT AT LEAST 21 PEOPLE INJURED OFFICIALS SAY FIREFIGHTERS WERE CALLED OUT TO THE SCENE ABOUT 9:00 SUNDAY MORNING AFTER AN APPARENT EXPLOSION ON THE "U"US S

BONHAMME RICHARD >> THERE WAS A REPORT OF AN INTERNAL EXPLOSION, WHAT WE CANNOT ALSOER TAN IS WHAT THAT EXPLOSION WAS CAUSED FROM INITIAL REPORTS IS A BACK CRAFT O — BACK DRAFT OF OVERPRESSURIZATION AS THE COMPARTMENT WAS HEATING UP >> 160 SAILORS WERE ON BOARD OF THAT SHIP AT THE TIME OF THE FIRE THE ENTIRE CREW WAS ABLE TO DISEMBARK 17 SAILORS AND FOUR CIVILIANS ARE BEING TREATED AT LOCAL HOSPITALS FOR NONLIFE THREATENING INJURIES THE OFFICIAL CAUSE STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION >>> AS THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC SPIKES AROUND THE WORLD, HERE IN THE STATES, FLORIDA SHATTERS A NEW RECORD THE SUNSHINE STATE HAS THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF CASES IN A SINGLE DAY, WITH MORE THAN 15,000 INFECTIONS

OUR SAM BROCK IS IN ORLANDO WITH THE LATEST >> Reporter: FRANCES, GOOD MORNING FLORIDA DIDN'T JUST SMASH ITS OWN RECORD WITH THOSE 15,300 CASES, IT SMASHED THE RECORD OF ANY STATE IN THE COUNTRY WITH A SINGLE DAY OF NEW COVID CASES NOT A WORD SO FAR OF THE POSSIBILITY OF A LOCKDOWN OR EVEN A MANDATORY MASK MANDATE THROUGHOUT FLORIDA FOR A STATE SMASHING COVID RECORDS, FLORIDA HAD 15,300 CASES >> THAT'S A LOT OF NEW CASES WOW THAT'S A LOT >> OF THAT NUMBER, IT'S A LITTLE BIT RIDICULOUS >> Reporter: PHYSICIANS SOUNDING THE ALARM

>> PEOPLE ARE DYING THEY'RE NOT JUST GETTING SICK, THEY ARE DYING AND YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT THOSE PEOPLE YOU'RE INTERACTING WITH >> Reporter: FLORIDA'S FATALITIES THIS WEEK, OVER 500 IN MIAMI-DADE, HOSPITALS ARE AT 94% ICU CAPACITY, WITH THE MAYOR CONFIRMING SIX ARE NOW FULL >> IT'S OUR ICU CAPACITY THAT'S CAUSING US CONCERN BUT LIKE I SAID, WE CAN CRANK UP ANOTHER 500 >> Reporter: IF THE SUNSHINE STATE WEREITS OWN COUNTRY, IT WOULD RANK FOURTH HIGHEST THE WORLD FOR NEW COVID CASES DESPITE THE EXPLOSION OF INFECTIONS, MANY RULES REMAIN UNCHANGED

MASKS ARE NOT REQUIRED STATEWIDE, AND FLORIDA'S BEACHES AND BUSINESSES REMAIN OPEN >> YOU CAN SEE THAT THEY ARE DOING TEMPERATURE SCREENINGS >> Reporter: EVEN DISNEY WORLD, BACK THIS WEEKEND THE EVANS FAMILY FROM CALIFORNIA, SAYS CONDITIONS ARE NOT WHAT YOU MIGHT EXPECT >> THE CAPACITY IS VERY REDUCED YOU CAN WALK ANYWHERE IN THE PARK AND NOT BUMP INTO ANYBODY >> Reporter: SIGNS OF SOCIAL DISTANCING AND CAUTIOUS BEHAVIOR, KEY TO KEEP THING ALREADY SPIRALING CRISIS FROM DEEPENING >> WHAT YOU'RE SEEING ACROSS THE STATE RIGHT NOW, ON A SCALE OF 1 TO 10, HOW WORRIED ARE YOU >> I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT I'M ON THAT 8 TO 9 SCALE OF WORRY THERE ISN'T AN INCIDFINITE SUPP OF PHYSICIANS TO TAKE CARE OF PATIENTS >> Reporter: FLORIDA RECEIVING 140,000 TESTS

FOUR DAYS AGO THE RATE OF THOSE COMING BACK POSITIVE IS 20% NOW, 135% FRANCES, BACK TO YOU >> SAM, THANK YOU >>> NOW TO ANOTHER BATTLE IN THIS COUNTRY OVER FACEMASKS AS RETAIL EMPLOYEES ARE FORCED TO DEAL WITH GROWING VERBAL AND PHYSICAL ABUSE FROM CUSTOMERS WHO REFUSE TO FOLLOW THE RULES HERE'S ANNE THOMPSON >> Reporter: HERE IN LAKELAND, FLORIDA, EMPLOYEES KNOW HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT LATE

AND NOW HOW TO COOL DOWN THE PERCOLATING ISSUE OF A LOCAL MASK MANDATE >> BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE KIND WE'RE APPROACHING A SITUATION LIKE THIS, WHAT DO WE MEAN >> PAEMPATHY >> Reporter: THE OWNER TEACHING HIS 15 EMPLOYEES CONFLICT RESOLUTION >> NOW GET TO WORK >> Reporter: TO AVOID SCENES LIKE THIS >> ANYONE HARASSING ME TO WEAR A MASK YOU ARE VIOLATING FEDERAL LAW >> Reporter: AS IT PUSHES PATIENCE PAST THE BOILING POINT — >> BACK OFF! >> Reporter: WITH RETAIL AND OTHER WORKERS TAKING FIRE >> PLEASE LEAVE

>> THEY'RE THE ONES THAT HAVE TO ENFORCE THIS THING THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE THOSE TOUGH CONVERSATIONS >> Reporter: CONVERSATIONS MacARTHUR'S EMPLOYEES SAY IS EASIER WITH A STRATEGY >> ONE PERSON SAID MY MASK IS IN THE CAR, CAN I JUST ORDER A COFFEE >> Reporter: ALREADY WORKING LONG HOURS AND CONSTANTLY EXPOSED TO THE PUBLIC, SOME ARGUE FRONTLINE WORKERS SHOULDN'T HAVE TO BE THE MASK POLICE, AS WELL >> ENFORCEMENT BELONGS WITH LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT IT IS JUST SIMPLY UNREASONABLE FOR THAT TO FALL TO A RETAILER >> Reporter: THERE ARE SIGNS AT THE BLACK AND BREW, AND REMINDERS >> THERE'S ALWAYS GOING TO BE DIFFICULT CUSTOMERS

THAT'S JUST HOW THE SERVICE INDUSTRY IS >> Reporter: WHEN THOSE CUSTOMERS STEP OUT OF LINE, JUST LIKE THE NO SHOES, NO SHIRT, NO SERVICE REQUIREMENT, LEGAL EXPERT SAYS THE LAW SIDES WITH THE BUSINESS >> A CUSTOMER BECOMES VIOLENT, THE CUSTOMER CAN BE PROSECUTED FOR ASSAULT >> Reporter: BEFORE IT GETS THAT FAR, THIS BUSINESS HOPING A SMILE AND A KIND WORD WILL MAKE COVERING UP EASIER TO SWALLOW ANNE THOMPSON, NBC NEWS, NEW YORK >>> AFTER BEING FRONT AND CENTER WITH THE WHITE HOUSE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE, DR ANTHONY FAUCI IS BEING SIDELINED

>> Reporter: THE WHITE HOUSE WRITING ITS OWN NEW PRESCRIPTION FOR MANAGING THE PANDEMIC CRISIS A STRATEGY TO SIDELINE THE NATION'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT, DR ANTHONY FAUCI, REDUCING HIS PUBLIC VISIBILITY >> WE ARE STILL KNEE DEEP IN THE FIRST WAVE OF THIS >> Reporter: OFFICIALS ARE QUIETLY PROVIDING A LIST OF FAUCI'S PUBLIC COMMENTS AND ADVICE DATING BACK SEVERAL MONTHS TO UNDERMINE HIS CREDIBILITY THE WHITE HOUSE POINTED TO HIS JANUARY PREDICTIONS THAT CORONAVIRUS WAS NOT A MAJOR THREAT AND LIKELY HAD NO ASYMPTOMATIC SPREAD OFFICIALS OFFERED THIS FEBRUARY TV APPEARANCE >> THERE WAS NO NEED TO CHANGE ANYTHING IF YOU'RE DOING ON A DAY BY DAY BASIS >> Reporter: OFFICIALS TO NOTE THAT FAUCI'S VIEWS WERE CONSIDERED ACCURATE AT THE TIME

BUT THE SCIENCE EVOLVES THE EFFORT TO DIMINISH HIM STARTS AT THE TOP >> I DISAGREE WITH HIM DR FAUCI SAID DON'T WEAR MASKS, NOW WEAR THEM >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT'S HEAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS TESTING ALSO UNDERCUT HIS COLLEAGUE

>> DR FAUCH SII IS NOT 100% RI >> Reporter: DR FAUCI HAS SERVED SIX PRESIDENTS HIS APPROVAL RATING WAS 67% LAST MONTH

THE PRESIDENT IN THAT SAME POLL LAGGED BEHIND AT 26% APPROVAL THEIR ASSESSMENT ABOUT THE CRISIS NOW OFF DIVERGE >> WE HAVE THE GREATEST TESTING PROGRAM IN THE WORLD >> I DON'T THINK YOU CAN SAY WE'RE DOING GREAT >> Reporter: DR FAUCI DECLINED COMMENT THIS WEEKEND, THE PRESIDENT ULTIMATELY FOLLOWED THAT MASK ADVICE, DONNING ONE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PUBLIC SATURDAY

OF COURSE, THIS WHITE HOUSE STRATEGY DID NOT POINT OUT THE MANY INSTANCE WHERE IS THE PRESIDENT HAS SAID FALSE OR MISLEADING THINGS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS OVER THESE MANY MONTHS THE DOCUMENT ABOUT DR FAUCI HAD THE APPEARANCE OF OPPOSITION RESEARCH THAT WOULD BE USED IN A POLITICAL CAMPAIGN AGAINST AN OPPONENT DR FAUCI REMAINS A PART OF THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE, AND HE'S STILL ON THE JOB FRANCES? >> KELLY, THANK YOU >>> SOME PRETTY BIG SPORTS NEWS WASHINGTON'S NFL FRANCHISE PLANS TO ANNOUNCE LATER THIS MORNING THAT THEY WILL MAKE CHANGES TO THE TEAM NAME

THEY ANTICIPATE AN ANNOUNCEMENT COMES AFTER PRESSURE FROM SPONSORS AND FANS THE ORGANIZATION RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING IT WOULD BE UNDERTAKING A THOROUGH REVIEW OF THE NICKNAME DUE TO ITS RACIAL STEREOTYPE ACCORDING TO THE SPORTS BUSINESS JOURNAL, THE TEAM IS NOT EXPECTED TO REVEAL A NEW NAME UNTIL A LATER DATE >>> THE ATLANTA BRAVES WILL NOT FOLLOW THE SAME PATH THE ORGANIZATION SAID THEY WILL NOT CHANGE THEIR NICKNAME BUT WILL LOOK AT THE FUTURE OF THE TOMAHAWK CHOP CHEER DONE AT GAMES THE LETTER READ, CHANGING THE NAME OF THE BRAVES IS NOT UNDER CONSIDERATION >>> AFTER CLINCHING HIS FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON, THE BRITISH RACER RAISED HIS RIGHT FIST IN THE BLACK POWER SALUTE AND ALSO WHILE STANDING IN THE PODIUM HE ALSO WORE A BLACK LIVES MATTER T-SHIRT >>> ALL RIGHT LET'S GET A FIRST CHECK OF YOUR FORECAST WITH MICHELLE GROSSMAN

GOOD MORNING, MICHELLE >> GOOD MORNING, GUYS I'M SO, SO HAPPY TO BE WITH YOU THIS MORNING WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE HEAT ONCE AGAIN THIS MORNING A HUGE HIGH DOME OF HIGH PRESSURE IN PLACE, AND THAT IS PUMPING IN THAT HOT AIR TODAY SO WE'RE LOOKING AT ANOTHER DANGEROUS DAY OF HEAT AND EXTREME HEAT, EVEN RECORD-BREAKING HEAT AS WE GO THROUGHOUT THIS MONDAY THE TEMPERATURES ARE WARM OVER 100 DEGREES IN MANY SPOTS YOU FACTOR IN THAT HUMIDITY, THOUGH, THAT'S WHERE IT GETS REAL DANGEROUS LOOKING AT 109, THAT'S SOMEWHAT IT WILL FEEL LIKE IN HOUSTON, AND 102 IN CHARLESTON

THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD ALL RIGHT WE'RE LOOKING AT VERY HOT TEMPERATURES IN THE SOUTH TEMPERATURE, 107 IN LUBBOCK 106 TO THE NORTH THE NORTHEAST, NOT TOO BAD IN TERMS OF TEMPERATURES

WE HAVE A COLD FRONT THAT WILL BRING SHOWERS AND STORMS TO NEW ENGLAND >>> ALL RIGHT, YOU GUYS, I KNOW IT'S JULY IT'S GO TO BE HOT WE'LL TALK ABOUT MORE STORMS LATER THIS WEEK >> ALL RIGHT, MICHELLE, THANK YOU

>>> WALKING FOR JUSTICE AN ALABAMA MAN COMPLETED A 1,000 MILE, 40-DAY TREK FROM HIS HOME STATE OF MINNESOTA, AND IT WAS ALL IN THE NAME OF RACIAL EQUALITY 35-YEAR-OLD BUSINESS OWNER TERRY WILLIS FINISHED THE TRIP ON SUNDAY HE SAYS HE EMBARKED ON THE JOURNEY TO MARCH FOR R >>> LEADING THE NEWS, THE SEARCH FOR MISSING "GLEE" ACTRESS NAYA RIVERA IS EXPECTED TO RESUME IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THIS MORNING AUTHORITIES SEARCHED CABINS AND BOAT CREWS CONTINUED TO SCAN THE WATERS OF THE LAKE WHERE SHE DISAPPEARED INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE SHE LIKELY DROWNED DURING A BOATING TRIP WITH HER SON >>> POLICE IN ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA ARE SPEAKING OUT AFTER A VIDEO SURFACED OF AN OFFICER KNEELING ON A MAN A WARNING, THE VIDEO MAY BE DISTURBING IT SHOWS THREE POLICE OFFICERS HOLDING DOWN A MAN OUTSIDE OF A HOSPITAL ONE OFFICER USES HIS ELBOW ON THE MAN'S NECK, THEN HIS KNEE, BUT UNCLEAR IF IT'S ON HIS HEAD OR NECK

THE INDIVIDUAL BEGAN TO YELL, SCREAM AND SPIT ON THE OFFICERS ALL PARTIES FELL TO THE GROUND WHERE HE CONTINUED TO BE NONCOMPLIANT, WHICH REQUIRED OFFICERS TO RESTRAIN THE INDIVIDUAL THE VIDEO HAS SPARKED AN INVESTIGATION FROM THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND THE ALLENTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT >>> THE HORRIFIC KILLING OF ARMY SPECIALIST VANESSA GUILLEN HAS SWEPT THE COUNTRY IN AN INTERVIEW WITH TELEMUNLDO, PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED IT HORRIBLE HE WILL BE BRIEFED ON HER CASE TODAY NBC'S MORGAN BORRELL WAS AT THE MEMORIAL >> Reporter: AS HUNDREDS OF CARS AND TRUCKS PILED INTO A MASSIVE FOOTBALL STADIUM PARKING LOT — >> WE WANT HER TO GET JUSTICE

>> Reporter: THE EVENT ORGANIZER COULDN'T HELP BUT REFLECT ON VANESSA GUILLEN'S STORY THE 20-YEAR-OLD FTHOOD SOLDIER MURDERED BY A FELLOW SOLDIER, HER REMAINS DISCOVERED NOT FAR AWAY >> TO SEE HER MOM STAND THING BEGGING TO BRING HER DAUGHTER HOME ON AMERICAN SOIL WAS SOMETHING THAT I COULDN'T IMAGINE TROIP IT'S STORY THAT TOUCHED THE LIVES OF MANY HERE, INCLUDING MANUEL AND FRANK >> WE THOUGHT IT WAS A TRAGEDY, AND WE FELT COMPELLED TO BE HERE TO SUPPORT >> Reporter: AS THE PARKING SPACES FILLED UP, EVERYONE RAISED THEIR FLAGS AND HELD UP SIGNS DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR GUILLEN, WHO ALLEGEDLY CONFIDED TO HER FAMILY SHORTLY BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED SHE HAD BEEN SEXUALLY HARASSED ON BASE >> WE'RE HERE IN MASKS TO SUPPORT THE MILITARY CHANGING THEIR POLICIES TO PROTECT WOMEN A LOT MORE >> Reporter: AS THIS CONVOY MADE ITS 13-MILE JOURNEY FROM THE CITY'S WEST SIDE TO THIS MEMORIAL FOR GUILLEN ON THE SOUTH SIDE, MANY THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT THEY MIGHT SAY IF VANESSA'S FAMILY WAS HERE

>> WE ARE BEHIND THE FAMILY, WE SUPPORT THEM 100% AND THE COMMUNITY IS WITH THEM ♪ BACK IN THE THEATERS "STAR WARS" WAS THE NUMBER ONE MOVIE OVER THE WEEKEND AND THE LAST TIME IT TOPPED CHARTS WAS IN 1997 DRIVE-IN THEATERS ARE RESORTING TO CLASSIC FILMS FROM 1980 TO NOW, SEQUELS AND PREQUELS TO "STAR WARS," A NEW HOPE HAS TOPPED THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE IF THERE'S A TIME TO GO BACK AND WATCH THOSE, NOW IS THE TIME >> GREAT WAY TO INTRODUCE THE KIDS WHAT IS IS OLD IS NEW AGAIN >>> SUPER MARIO BROTHERS BECAME THE HIGHEST SELLING VIDEO GAME WITH A WINNING BID OF $114,000 THE CARTRIDGE FROM 1985, THAT SOUND, IT BRINGS BACK MEMORIES WELL, IT WAS IN ITS ORIGINAL SEAL, AND WENT TO AN ANONYMOUS BIDDER IT BEAT THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF $100,000 FOR A SINGLE VIDEO GAME EARNING ITS SPOT AS THE MOST EXPENSIVE GAME EVER SOLD >> ONCE YOU HEAR THAT SOUND, AUTOMATICALLY TAKES YOU THERE >>> A 23-YEAR-OLD BRAZILIAN MODEL IS MAKING HIS TRY AS THE FIRST OPENLY TRANSGENDER MODEL TO BE FEATURED IN THE "SPORTS ILLUSTRATED" ISSUE THE ISSUE HITS STANDS JULY 21

SHE MADE HISTORY LAST YEAR WHEN SHE WAS HIRED BY VICTORI >>> WE'RE BACK WITH A UNIQUE WAY SOME DADS ARE BONDING WITH THEIR DAUGHTERS >> HERE'S NBC'S KATE SNOW >> Reporter: IT'S THE BEAUTY OF BALLET REIMAGINED IN AN UNCONVENTIONAL CLASS, COMBINING DANCE AND YOGA, CREATING A SPECIAL CONNECTION WITH DADS AND DAUGHTERS ERIN LEE FOUNDED THIS DANCE STUDIO SEVEN YEARS AGO IN PHILADELPHIA, BUT STARTED THIS CLASS JUST LAST YEAR BACK THEN, IT WAS A CHAS IN A STUDIO, A SPECIAL PLACE FOR FATHERS AND THEIR LITTLE GIRLS TO BOND AND BUILD CHARACTER

>> IT'S TO REALLY CHANGE THE NARRATIVE OF A FATHERHOOD, OF BLACK FATHERHOOD AND THE ROLE THAT THEY HAVE IN THEIR DAUGHTER'S LIVES >> READY >> Reporter: JULIAN MYERS GOES WITH HIS 6-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER, NOLA TELL ME WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS CLASS >> JUST SHOWING THEM WE'RE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU, WE LOVE YOU >> Reporter: JAMES JACKSON IS AN ESSENTIAL WORKER DELIVERING MEALS TO THOSE IN NEED WHEN THE PANDEMIC HIT AND THE CLASSES WENT ONLINE, HE AND DAUGHTER JAE ADJUSTED >> NOW WE HAVE TO TRY TO STAY TOGETHER AND NOW WE DO THE ZOOM AND THINGS LIKE THIS, WE CAN STILL STAY CONNECTED >> WE'RE GOING TO BRING IT OVER OUR HEADS >> Reporter: DURING THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES, THE INSTRUCTOR IS HELPING THESE FAMILIES MAKE NEW MEMORIES >> BY HAVING MY DAD THERE, HE IS RIGHT NEXT TO ME AND HE HELPS ME AND HE IS DOING THE DANCES WITH ME >> WHAT'S FUN ABOUT IT >> BECAUSE MY DAD SPINS ME AROUND >> HOW IS YOUR DAD AS A BALLET DANCER >> HE IS A LITTLE BIT GOOD >> Reporter: STILL DANCING DESPITE THE DISTANCE, HOPING FOR THE DAY WHEN THEY CAN BE IN CLASS TOGETHER AGAIN >> THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE'LL NEVER LOSE THOSE DADDY/DAUGHTER MOMENTS, SHE'LL GROW UP AND BE LIKE, MY DAD DID YOGA WITH ME AS I GET OLDER, I'LL BE LIKE, HEY, REMEMBER THIS >> OUR THANKS TO KATE FOR THAT I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE RECITAL >> THE WEDDING, THE FIRST FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE >> WONDERFUL >>> SPORTS IN HOLLYWOOD CELEBS TEED UP IN LAKE TAHOE PATRICK MAHOMES, CHARLES BARKY, JERRY RICE AND RAY RAMANO

MARTY FI >>> BREAKING OVERNIGHT KELLY PRESTON, WIFE OF JOHN TRAVOLTA, HAS DIED AFTER A TWO-YEAR BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER DETAILS JUST AHEAD >>> THE SUNSHINE STATE OVERTAKES NEW YORK BY THE THOUSANDS AS FLORIDA RECORDS THE LARGEST NEW CASES FOR A SINGLE DAY, TOPPING 15,000 AND WITH THOSE NUMBERS, THE DEATH TOLL IS ALSO ON THE RISE >>> AN EXPLOSION AND MASSIVE FIRE ON BOARD A NAVY SHIP IN CALIFORNIA SAILORS INJURED SMOKE VISIBLE FOR MILES NEW DETAILS ON DANGERS AT ONE OF OUR MOST IMPORTANT BASES >>> AND THE END OF AN ERA AS WASHINGTON'S NFL FRANCHISE WILL ANNOUNCE THE END OF THE TEAM'S HISTORIC NAME AND LOGO LATER TODAY A BUSY MONDAY AHEAD "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >>> GLAD YOU'RE STARTING YOUR WEEK OFF WITH US >> WE BEGIN WITH HEARTBREAKING NEWS OUT OF HOLLYWOOD WHERE ACTRESS KELLY PRESTON, WIFE OF JOHN TRAVOLTA, HAS DIED OF BREAST CANCER

HER HUSBAND DELIVERED THE DEVASTATING NEWS WITH A SINGLE PHOTO WRITING IN PART, IT IS WITH A VERY HEAVY HEART I INFORM YOU MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE HAS LOST HER BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER, SHE FOUGHT A CROURAGEOUS FIGHT TRAVOLTA SAID HE'LL TAKE TIME OFF TO BE WITH THEIR CHILDREN DAUGHTER ALEA, WHO IS 20, AND 9-YEAR-OLD BENJAMIN THEY CELEBRATED THEIR 28th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY ACCORDING TO A FAMILY REPRESENTATIVE, KELLY CHOSE TO KEEP HER FIGHT PRIVATE AND HAD BEEN UNDERGOING MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR SOME TIME, SUPPORTED BY HER FRIENDS AND FAMILIES DEAD AT THE AGE OF 57

>>> AT LEAST 21 PEOPLE ARE WAKING UP IN A CALIFORNIA HOSPITAL THIS MORNING AFTER THEY WERE INJURED IN A FIRE ABOARD A MILITARY SHIP IN SAN DIEGO OFFICIALS SAY FIRE CREWS WERE CALLED TO THE SCENE EARLY SUNDAY MORNING AFTER AN APPARENT CAN EXPLOSION AND A FIRE BROKE OUT ON THE "USS BONHAMME RICHARD" HERE'S THE LATEST ON THE INVESTIGATION >> Reporter: IT WAS BEFORE 9:00 AM WHEN FIREFIGHTERS RECEIVED THE FIRST OF THREE ALARMS AT NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO >> THERE'S A LARGE AMOUNT OF SMOKE

>> Reporter: AN EXPLOSION AND FIRE ON BOARD THE SHIP SENT CLOUDS OF SMOKE INTO THE SKY >> THE FIRE WAS ENGAGED BY THE SHIP'S COMPANY AND SET TO ALERT LEVEL THREE >> Reporter: 17 SAILORS AND THREE CIVILIANS WERE SENT TO THE HOSPITAL >> HOPE THEY'RE OKAY >> Reporter: 160 SAILORS WERE ON BOARD THE NAVY SAYS ALL ARE SAFE AND ACCOUNTED FOR >> AN 1800 FOOT PERIMETER HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED AROUND THE SHIP AND THE SURROUNDING BUILDINGS ON THE BASE >> Reporter: THE VESSEL IS BASED IN SAN DIEGO AND UNDERGOING ROUTINE MAINTENANCE THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE IS NOT KNOWN

>>> AS THE CORONAVIRUS CONTINUES SPREADING AROUND MUCH OF THE COUNTRY, THE US HAS RECORDED MORE THAN 3 MILLION CONFIRMED CASES FLORIDA REPORTED 15,000 CASES IN JUST ONE DAY IT IS THE LARGEST DAILY INCREASE BOTH FOR THAT STATE AND FOR ANY STATE THROUGHOUT THIS OUTBREAK THE FORMER EPICENTER OF THE VIRUS, NEW YORK CITY REPORTEDLY ZERO DEATHS YESTERDAY A FIRST IN FOUR MONTHS BUT AS INFECTIONS RISE IN THE SOUTH AND WEST, WE TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT OFFICIALS FEAR COULD BE A RISING DEATH TOLL

>> Reporter: ACROSS THE COUNTRY, WE'RE SEEING SURGING CASES AND A CLIMBING DEATH TOLL EXPERTS ARE WORRIED THIS SITUATION COULD GET OUT OF CONTROL MORE THAN A THOUSAND AMERICAN LIVES REPORTED LOST THIS WEEKEND AND A GRIM WARNING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE TASK FORCE >> WE DO EXPECT DEATHS TO GO UP IF YOU HAVE MORE CASES, MORE HOSPITALIZATIONS, WE EXPECT TO SEE THAT OVER THE NEXT TWO OR THREE WEEKS BEFORE THIS TURNS OUT

>> Reporter: WITH AT LEAST 32 MILLION CASES AND 135,000 DEATH, THE TESTING CZAR INSISTS AMERICA DOES NOT NEED TO SHUT DOWN AGAIN IF 90% OF PEOPLE IN HOT SPOTS WEAR MASKS >> IF WE DON'T HAVE THAT, WE WON'T GET CONTROL OF THE VIRUS >> Reporter: IN SOME PLACES, WEARING ONE IS STILL LEFT UP TO INDIVIDUALS >> PEOPLE AREN'T TAKING IT SERIOUS I SEE AT LEAST TEN PEOPLE GOING IN WITHOUT A MASK

>> Reporter: IN TEXAS, CONFIRMED CASES CONTINUE TO CLIMB NEARLY 6,000 REPORTED >> IT IS SERIOUS IT'S NOT A HOAX IT CAN DROP ON ANYONE AT ANY TIME >> Reporter: AND IN ARIZONA, AN ALARMING POSITIVITY RATE MORE THAN 120,000 CONFIRMED CASES >> WE ARE SETTING RECORDS OF THE TYPE YOU DON'T WANT TO SET FOR THE USE OF VENTILATORS BY COVID PATIENTS, ACUTE CARE BEDS

>> Reporter: IN APRIL, THERE IS HOPE OF A SUMMER BREAK FROM THE VIRUS >> IT DIES VERY QUICKLY WITH THE SUN >> Reporter: NOW A DISTANT MEMORY, AS THE HEAT WAVE HITS SOME OF THE COUNTRY'S HOT SPOTS WITH TEMPERATURES TO BE FORECASTED AS HIGH AS 115 DEGREES >> I THINK THE SUMMER TEMPERATURES HAVE MADE IT WORSE IN A LOT OF PLACES BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE SPENDING TIME INDOORS >> Reporter: HARD-HIT MICHIGAN NOW SEEING AN UPTICK IN CASES AFTER HUNDREDS ATTENDED JULY FOURTH PARTIES HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THE PARTIES WERE SO PACKED, CONTACT TRACING IS IMPOSSIBLE

AT A NURSING HOME IN SAN DIEGO, AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL STRIKE TEAM TRIES TO CONTAIN A MASSIVE OUTBREAK 11 RESIDENTS HAVE DIED AS THE VIRUS SPREADS, SO TOO DOES CONCERN THINGS WILL GET WORSE >> WE'RE HEADING TO LARGE SHUTDOWNS ABOUT HALF THE DOWNRY IS IN DEEP TROUBLE OR WILL BE THERE SOON UNLESS THEY RATCHET THINGS BACK >> Reporter: EXPERTS SAY SOME STATES OPENED TOO SOON AND TOO AGGRESSIVELY, DESPITE EVIDENCE THAT IT WASN'T SAFE >> OKAY, ERIN, THANK YOU >>> SIX MONTHS INTO THE PANDEMIC AND PRESIDENT TRUMP FINALLY WORE A MASK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PUBLIC HE DID SO WHILE VISITING WALTER REED MEDICAL CENTER THIS WEEKEND

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS ACTIVELY TRYING TO DISCREDIT DR ANTHONY FAUCI WE GO NOW TO TRACY POTTSES GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: GOOD MORNING GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WHAT WE ARE SEEING IS A DISCONNECT BETWEEN WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN SAYING AND WHAT DR FAUCI IS SAYING ABOUT THE SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS IT'S BEEN HAPPENING FOR A WHILE, AND NOW MEMBERS OF THE TRUMP TEAM ARE TRYING TO DISCREDIT DR

FAUCI THE NATION'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT AS A RESULT OF THIS DISCONNECT THEY'RE SAYING HE'S BEEN WRONG ON SOME THINGS AND USING SOME OF HIS OWN WORDS AGAINST HIM EARLY ON IN THE PANDEMIC IN FACT, EVEN BEFORE THE PANDEMIC HIT THE UNITED STATES, WHEN FAUCI SAID THAT CORONAVIRUS WAS NOT A MAJOR THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES AND PEOPLE DIDN'T NEED TO BE WALKING AROUND WEARING MASKS THAT WAS BEFORE THE FIRST CASE WAS REPORTED IN THE UNITED STATES WHEN THE PRESIDENT WAS ACTUALLY SAYING SOME SIMILAR THINGS BUT NOW BECAUSE OF THIS DISCONNECT THAT'S GOING ON, THEY'RE HIGHLIGHTING AND DOWN PLAYING DR FAUCI

AS FAR AS WE KNOW, HE IS STILL PART OF THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE, BUT FAUCI SAID HE SAW THE PRESIDENT A FEW WEEKS AGO BUT HAS NOT PERSONALLY BRIEFED HIM IN TWO MONTHS FRANCES? >> TRACY, THANK YOU >>> POLICE IN ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA ARE SPEAKING OUT AFTER A VIDEO HAS SURFACED OF AN OFFICER KNEELING ON A MAN AS THEY WERE TRYING TO ARREST HIM WE WANT TO WARN YOU, THIS VIDEO MAY BE DISTURBING IT SHOWS THREE POLICE OFFICERS HOLDING DOWN A MAN OUTSIDE OF A HOSPITAL ONE OFFICER USES HIS ELBOW ON THE MAN'S NECK, HE THEN USES HIS KNEE THE POLICE CHIEF SAYS DURING THE INCIDENT THAT THE INDIVIDUAL BEGAN TO YELL, SCREAM, AND SPIT AT THE OFFICERS AS POLICE ATTEMPTED TO RESTRAIN THE INDIVIDUAL, ALL PARTIES FELL TO THE GROUND

WHERE HE CONTINUED TO BE NONCOMPLIANT THIS VIDEO HAS SPARKED AN INVESTIGATION FROM THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND THE ALLENTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT >> LET'S GET A CHECK NOW OF OUR WEATHER AND HOW WE'RE STARTING OFF THE WORKWEEK HERE'S MICHELLE GROSSMAN GREAT TO SEE YOU, MICHELLE >> SO GOOD TO SEE YOU AND WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HEAT ALL WEEK LONG WE'RE SEEING EXTREME TEMPERATURES IN THE SOUTH ONCE AGAIN A HUGE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE, SORT OF LIKE A HEAT PUMP PUMPING IN THAT HEAT FROM THE SOUTH AND THE MOISTURE FROM THE OCEAN

IT'S GOING TO FEEL WORSE THAN WHAT IT IS WARM THIS MORNING, AND AS WE GO THROUGHOUT THE DAY, WE'LL SEE TEMPERATURES RIGHT AROUND 100 DEGREES IN HOUSTON GOING TO FEEL LIKE 109, 102 IN CHARLESTON AND IN ORLANDO, 94 NOW WITH THAT HEAT, ALSO THE TRIGGER OF A COLD FRONT WE'RE LOOKING AT THE POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE, EVEN STRONG STORMS IN THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN PLAINS AND INTO THE UPPER MIDWEST DAMAGING WINDS, COULD SEE WINDS OVER 60 MILES PER HOUR HAIL UP TO AN INCH, AND THE RISK FOR A FEW TORNADOES LOOKING GOOD IN THE NORTHEAST

86 DEGREES IN NEW YORK THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD ALL RIGHT MY GOODNESS, LOOK AT THE PINK ON THE MAP EXTREME AND DANGEROUS TEMPERATURES IN THE SOUTH, IN THE NORTHEAST THE STORY IN NEW ENGLAND WILL BE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS

THAT WASN'T TOO BAD IN THE MID-ATLANTIC ALL RIGHT THAT JULY HEAT IS IN FULL FORCE WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT EXPANDING TO THE EAST LATER ON >> WE'LL CHECK IN WITH YOU LATER >>> TIME FOR TODAY'S QUICK HITS LJ LeBRON JAMES DECIDED TO FOREGO THE OPTION OF WEARING A SOCIAL JUSTICE LOGO ON HIS JERSEY HE SAID IT DIDN'T RESONATE WITH MY GOALS >>> AFTER 110 YEARS OF AVIATION, THE U

S NAVY HAS THEIR FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN PILOT >>> BROOKLYN ANNOUNCED HIS ENGAGEMENT >>> LEADING THE NEWS, WASHINGTON'S NFL FRANCHISE REPORTEDLY PLANS TO ANNOUNCE LATER THIS MORNING THEY WILL CHANGE THE TEAM NAME THE THIS COMES AFTER MOUNTING PRESSURE FROM SPONSORS AND FANS THE ORGANIZATION RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING IT WOULD UNDER TAKE A THOROUGH VIEW OF THE NICKNAME ACCORDING TO THE SPORTS BUSINESS JOURNAL, THE TEAM IS NOT EXPECTED TO REVEAL A NEW NAME UNTIL A LATER DATE AND THE ATLANTA BRAVES WILL NOT BE FOLLOWING THE SAME PATH THE ORGANIZATION SAID IN AN EMAIL TO SEASON TICKETHOLDERS THEY WILL NOT BE CHANGING THEIR NICKNAME, BUT ALSO TAKE A FURTHER LOOK AT THE FUTURE OF THE TOM HAWKS CHOP CHEER OFTEN DONE AT GAMES THE LETTER READ, CHANGING THE NAME OF THE BRAVES IS NOT UNDER CONSIDERATION OR DEEMED NECESSARY >>> NOW TO A TELEMUNDO EXCLUSIVE

OUR OWN JOSE SAT DOWN WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP TO TALK ABOUT THE COVID CRISIS AND DACA >> SO THAT'S AS AN EXECUTIVE ORDER, NOT AS A CONGRESSIONAL ORDER? >> IF YOU LOOK AT THE SUPREME COURT RULING, THEY GAVE THE PRESIDENT TREMENDOUS POWERS WHEN THEY SAID YOU COULD TAKE IN, IN THIS CASE 700,000 OR SO PEOPLE SO THEY GAVE POWERS BASED ON THE POWERS THEY GAVE, I'M GOING TO BE DOING AN IMMIGRATION BILL ONE OF THE ASPECTS OF THE BILL THAT YOU'LL BE HAPPY WITH, AND A LOT OF REPUBLICANS BY THE WAY, WILL BE DACA WE'LL GIVE THEM A ROAD TO CITIZENSHIP OVER THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS >> AFTER OUR INTERVIEW AIRED, THE WHITE HOUSE SAID THEY WERE WORKING ON AN EXECUTIVE ORDER TO ESTABLISH A MERIT BASED IMMIGRATION SYSTEM TO PROTECT US

WORKERS THAT WOULD NOT INCLUDE AMNESTY I ALSO ASKED HIM ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS SURGE IN THE SOUTH AND WEST YOU HAVE CALLED YOURSELF A WARTIME PRESIDENT IS THE UNITED STATES LOSING THE CAR AGAINST COVID? >> NO, WE'RE WINNING THE WAR WE HAD AREAS THAT FLAMED UP AND THEY'RE GOING TO BE TYPE OVER A PERIOD OF TIME BUT WE HAD THIS PLAGUE SENT IN FROM CHINA, AND IT'S A DISGRACE THEY ISN'T STOP IT IN CHINA I PUT THE BAN UP IF I DIDN'T PUT THE BAN UP, WE WOULD HAVE HAD MORE CASES ONE DEATH IS FAR TOO MANY, BUT OUR TESTING IS FAR SUPERIOR TO ANYBODY'S

WE'VE TESTED ALMOST 45 MILLION PEOPLE BUT IT FLARED UP IN AREAS WHERE THEY THOUGHT IT WAS ENDING, AND THAT WOULD BE FLORIDA, TEXAS, A COUPLE OF OTHER PLACES AND THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE IT UNDER CONTROL QUICKLY >> MR PRESIDENT, VANESSA GUILLEN, ARMY SOLDIER, IMMIGRANT, HAVE YOU HEARD OF HER? >> YES, I HAVE >> SHE WAS KILLED >> THAT'S RIGHT >> ON AN ARMY BASE IN TEXAS

IS THERE SOMETHING THAT YOU COULD DO TO HAVE MORE TRANSPARENCY IN THE WAY THE ARMED FORCES INVESTIGATES SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL ABUSE? >> WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT THAT I SAW THAT ON THE NEWS AND I THOUGHT IT WAS TERRIBLE I SAVE SPECIFIC ORDERS, I WANT TO KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT IT THEY'RE GOING TO REPORT TO ME ON MONDAY ABOUT IT I'LL BE ABLE TO RELEASE SOMETHING TO YOU AT THE TIME I THOUGHT IT WAS ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE >> THE PRESIDENT SAYS THAT EXECUTIVE ORDE >>> ACTRESS JADA PINKETT SMITH CONFIRMED THAT SHE DATED A SINGER DURING A TEMPORARY SPLIT FROM HER HUSBAND, WILL SMITH SHE USED HER FACEBOOK PLAT TOMORROW TO EXPLAIN THAT A ROMANCE HAPPENED DURING A DIFFICULT TIME IN HER MARRIAGE AND SHE AND SMITH WERE SEPARATED AT THE TIME SMITH ALSO SPOKE UP SAYING, TO MAKE MISTAKES WITHOUT THE FEAR OF LOSING YOUR FAMILY IS KRITLE

WILL AND JADA PINKETT SMITH WERE MARRIED IN 1996 AND HAVE TWO CHILDREN >>> PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD HAVE FOUND WAY TO SPREAD JOYS TO OTHERS THE MAN IN NEW YORK HAS BEEN USING THE POWER OF LAUGHTER BY POSTING DAD JOKES OUTSIDE OF HIS HOME MAX PADDOCK FROM OUR AFFILIATE HAS MORE >> Reporter: THE SOUND OF SCISSORS GLIDING THROUGH PAPER A STROKE OF THE PEN THESE ARE THE SOUNDS WOODY HEARS EVERY MORNING >> IT'S A FUN THING WE'VE HAD SO MANY RESPONSES >> Reporter: FOR THE PAST 100 DAYS, WOODY'S BEEN LIFTING SPIRITS ON THIS STREET, AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY THROUGH THE POWER OF LAUGHTER

>> SHE DROVE BY THIS HOUSE IN SOUTH CAROLINA THAT HAD A JOKE OF THE DAY >> Reporter: WOODY'S BAD DAD JOKES REACHING AS FAR AS ARIZONA >> WE NEED A POSITIVE, UPLIFTING THEME OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT >> Reporter: I WANTED TO PUT WOODY'S DAD JOKE SKILLS TO THE TEST >> HOW DID THE HAMBURGER INTRODUCE HIS GIRLFRIEND MEAT PATTY CALL A MONSTER THAT LIKES TO DANCE >> I DON'T KNOW >> THE BOOGEYMAN >> ARE GLASS COFFINS GOING TO BE A SUCCESS? REMAINS TO BE SEEN >> KNOCK KNOCK >> WHO'S THERE >> BOO >> BOO WHO >> DON'T GET UPSET I'M BEATING YOU IN THE JOKE TELLING CONTEST >> YOU BOTH DID A GREAT JOB, BUT I GIVE IT TO MATT

>> 100 DAYS I'VE DONE THIS THIS IS WHAT I GET >> HANG IN THERE, WOODY CHECK OUT ALL OF THOSE JOKES >> THAT IS SO GREAT TO SEE AND CLASSIC DAD JOKES >> OH, YEAH WE NEE >>> ALL RIGHT WELCOME BACK LET'S TALK ABOUT THE WEEK AHEAD

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THAT EXTREME AND DANGEROUS, EVEN RECORD BREAKING HEAT IN THE SOUTH TO THE NORTH, THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL PLAINS, LOOKING AT STRONG STORMS THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS THAT AREA INTO THE UPPER MIDWEST UNDER THE THREAT FOR SEVERE WEATHER IN THE EAST, LOOKING GOOD IN THE MID-ATLANTIC POSSIBILITY OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN NEW ENGLAND AND THAT TEXAS HEAT HA >>> IT'S THE TIME OF YEAR WHEN FAMILIES NORMALLY HIT THE ROAD FOR VACATION, BUT NOW MANY AMERICANS ARE STAYING PUT, WHICH HAS BEEN DEVASTATING TO RESORT COMMUNITIES HERE'S KEVIN TIBBLES >> Reporter: IN A TYPICAL SUMMER, THIS SHOW DRAWS SEVERAL HUNDRED THOUSAND TOURISTS TO ITS WISCONSIN DELLS ARENA

TO BEAR WITNESS TO THE WATER SKIING FEATS THAT WAS LAST SEASON THIS IS NOW FACING SOCIAL DISTANCING RESTRICTIONS, THE OWNER MADE THE DIFFICULT DECISION TO CLOSE THIS SUMMER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE SHOW'S NEARLY 70-YEAR HISTORY COULD YOU POSSIBLY OPEN SAFETY, GIVEN THE FACT THAT OUR BUSINESS MODEL IS BASED UPON HAVING 2500 PEOPLE IN THIS AMPHITHEATER EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR 110 STRAIGHT DAYS? THE ANSWER WAS NO, THERE WAS NO WAY WE COULD DO IT >> Reporter: HE'S ONE OF SEVERAL BUSINESS OWNERS HERE FEELING PANDEMIC PAIN THIS SUMMER THE DELLS IS OFFICIALLY WISCONSIN'S TOP TOURIST DESTINATION AND UNOFFICIALLY, THE NATION'S WATER PARK CAPITAL ATTRACTING 4 MILLION TOURISTS LAST YEAR, WHO BROUGHT IN NEARLY $2 BILLION THIS YEAR, THE PANDEMIC FORCED ATTRACTIONS TO CLOSE FOR TWO MONTHS AND TOURISTS HAVE BEEN SLOW TO RETURN AT THE ORIGINAL DUCK BOAT TOUR, TICKET SALES ARE DOWN 40% NOAH'S ARK, THE NATION'S LARGEST WATER PARK, REPORTING THE SAME FOR GENERATIONS, TOURISM HAS BEEN THE CITY OF DELLS LIFEBLOOD

>> EITHER YOU WORK IN A RESORT OR OWN A RESORT EVERYTHING WE DO HERE IS TOURISM RELATED >> Reporter: THE CITY'S PUT ON HOLD PLANS TO PURCHASE TWO NEW POLICE CARS, A GENERATOR FOR THE STORM SHELTER, EVEN NEW WINDOWS FOR THE POLICE STATION >> TO HAVE A BUSINESS AND TO WATCH THAT ERODE WITH SOMETHING LIKE COVID-19, THOSE ARE JUST TOUGH THINGS TO SWALLOW >> WHEN THE PANDEMIC HIT, MIKE KAMINSKY WAS FORCED TO FURLOUGH MORE THAN 400 EMPLOYEES SINCE REOPENING, BUSINESS IS DOWN MORE THAN 60% AND WEDDING BOOKINGS HAVE PLUMMETED

>> WE'RE NORTH OF $15 MILLION WORTH OF LOST REVENUE >> Reporter: THEY ARE WORRIED IT COULD FORCE MORE CLOSURES AND PUT THIS WATER PARK CAPITAL UNDER WATER >> WE'RE GOING TO GIVE IT EVERYTHING THAT WE HAVE TO OPEN NEXT YEAR >> Reporter: FOR NOW, HIGH HOPES FOR SMOOTHER SAILING IN TH >>> BREAKING NEWS OVERNIGHT, JOHN TRAVOLTA'S WIFE HAS DIED OF BREAST CANCER WE HAVE THE LATEST DETAILS INCLUDING A STATEMENT

>> AN EXPLOSION AN MASSIVE FIRE ON BOARD A NAVY SHIP IN CALIFORNIA SAILORS INJURED SMOKE VISIBLE FOR MILES FEW DETAILS THIS MORNING ON THE DANGERS >>> SUNSHINE STATE OVERTAKES NEW YORK BY THE THOUSANDS AS FLORIDA RECORDS THE LARGEST NUMBER OF CASES FOR ITS SINGLE DAY TOPPING 15,000 >>> WITH THOSE STAGGERING NUMBERS THE DEATH TOLL IS ON THE RISE >> MASSIVE SHOVE SUPPORT TO HONOR Ft HOOD SOLDIER VANESSA GUILLEN

WILL JUSTICE BE SERVED >>> AND WE'LL INTRODUCE TO YOU THE SANITATION WORKER WHO DARED TO MAKE HIS DREAM COME TRUE A BUSY MONDAY AHEAD "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >>> GOOD MORNING TO YOU I'M CORI COFFIN >> I'M CYNTHIA ERIVO WE BEGIN WITH BREAKING NEWS NEWS HOLLYWOOD LOST A STAR WIFE OF JOHN TRAVOLTA LOST HER TWO YEAR PRIVATE BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER SHE KEPT THAT PART PRIVATE HER HUSBAND OF 28 YEARS BROKE THE NEWS ON INSTAGRAM

HE WROTE IN PART IT IS WITH A VERY HEAVY HEART I INFORM YOU MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE KELLY HAS LOST HAD HER TWO YEAR BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER SHE FOUGHT A COURAGEOUS FIGHT KELLY'S LOVE AND LIFE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED TRAVOLTA SAID HE'LL BE TAKING SOME TIME OFF TO BE WITH THE COUPLE'S CHILDREN IN SEPTEMBER OF 2019 TRAVOLTA AND PRESTON CELEBRATED THEIR 20th HE WEDDING ANNIVERSARY KELLY CHOSE TO KEEP HER FIGHT PRIVATE AND HAS BEEN UNDERGOING MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR SOME TIME

SUPPORTED BY HER CLOSEST FAMILY AND FRIEND, KELLY PRESTON DEAD THE AT THE AGE OF 27 >>> EMERGENCY CREWS ARE INVESTIGATING A FIRE ON A MILITARY SHIP THAT LEFT 21 PEOPLE WERE INJURED FIREFIGHTERS WERE CALLED OUT AT 9:00 AM AFTER AN EXPLOSION ON THE USS BONHOMME RICHARD >> THERE WAS A REPORT OF AN INTERNAL EXPLOSION WHAT WE CANNOT ASCERTAIN WHAT THE EXPLOSION WAS CAUSED FROM PRESSURIZATION IS WHAT CAUSED THE EXPLOSION

>> ABOUT 160 SAILORS WERE ON BOARD THAT SHIP AT THE TIME OF THE FIRE THE ENTIRE CREW WAS ABLE TO DISEMBARK AND EACH SAILOR ACCOUNTED FOR 17 SAILORS AND FOUR CIVILIANS ARE BEING TREATED AT LOCAL HOSPITALS FOR INJURIES >>> CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC SPIKES AROUND THE WORLD HERE IN THE STATES FLORIDA IS THAT EARS NEW RECORD THE SUNSHINE STATE HAS THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF CASES IN A SINGLE DAY WITH MORE THAN 15,000 INFECTIONS WE GO TO ORLANDO FOR THE LATEST >> Reporter: GOOD MORNING FLORIDA DIDN'T JUST SMASH ITS OWN RECORD WITH THOSE 15,300 CASES IT SMASHED A RECORD OF ANY STATE IN THE COUNTRY SINCE THE PANDEMIC START WAD SINGLE DAY OF NEW COVID CASES NOT A WORD ON THE POSSIBILITY OF A LOCKDOWN OR EVEN A MANDATORY MAVERICK MANDATE THROUGHOUT FLORIDA

FOR A STATE ALREADY SMASHING COVID RECORDS FLORIDA SOARING TO A NEW STRATOSPHERE >> THAT'S A LOT OF NEW CASES >> THAT NUMBER A LITTLE BIT RIDICULOUS >> Reporter: PHYSICIANS SOUNDING THE ALARM >> THEY ARE DYING OUR LOVED ONES ARE DYING YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT THOSE PEOPLE THAT YOU'RE INTERACTING WITH >> Reporter: FLORIDA FATALITIES THIS WEEK OVER 500 MIAMI-DADE HOSPITALS ARE AT 94% ICU CAPACITY WITH THE MAYOR CONFIRMING SIX ARE NOW FULL >> OUR ICU CAPACITY IS CAUSING US CONCERN WE CAN CRACK OPEN ANOTHER 500

>> Reporter: IF THE SUNSHINE STATE WERE ITS OWN COUNTRY IT WOULD RANK FOURTH HIGHEST BEHIND THE UNITED STATES, BRAZIL AND INDIA DESPITE THE EXPLOSION OF INFECTIONS MANY RULES REMAIN UNCHANGED MASKS ARE NOT REQUIRED AND FLORIDA'S BEACHES AND BUSINESSES REMAIN OPEN >> THEY ARE DOING TEMPERATURE SCREENINGS >> Reporter: EVEN DISNEYWORLD BACK THIS WEEKEND, THIS FAMILY FROM CALIFORNIA SAID CONDITIONS ARE NOT WHAT YOU MIGHT EXPECT >> THE CAPACITY IS VERY, VERY REDUCED

YOU CAN WALK ANYWHERE IN THE PARK AND NOT BUMP INTO ANYBODY >> Reporter: SIGNS OF SOCIAL DISTANCING AND CAUTIOUS BEHAVIOR KEY TO KEEPING THIS ALREADY SPIRALING CRISIS FROM DEEPENING >> WHAT YOU SEE ACROSS THE STATE RIGHT NOW ON A SCALE OF ONE TO TEN HOW WORRIED ARE YOU? >> I'M ON THAT EIGHT TO NINE SCALE OF WORRY >> Reporter: AS YOU DIGEST THE RECORD NUMBERS IT'S IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT THAT TEST IS PART OF THE STORY HERE FLORIDA PERFORMING 140,000 TESTS, EASILY THE MOST SO FAR FOUR DAYS AGO THE RATE OF THOSE COMING BACK POSITIVE WAS 20% NOW 135% HOSPITALS AND ERs CAN BE OVERWHELMED

>>> SIX MONTHS INTO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC AND PRESIDENT TRUMP FINALLY WORE A MASK IN PUBLIC FOR THE FIRST TIME HE DID SO WHILE VISITING WALTER REED MEDICAL CENTER THIS WEEKEND THE THIS REPORT SURFACED THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS ACTIVELY TRYING TO DISCREDIT DR ANTHONY FAUCI WE HEAD TO TRACIE POTTS >> Reporter: DIRE WARNINGS THEY DON'T WANT DIRE WARNINGS THAT DR

ANTHONY FAUCI HAS BEEN GIVING THE WHITE HOUSE SOME SAYING FAUCI HAS MADE MISTAKES ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE SAYS THAT HE GOT SOME THINGS WRONG THERE HAS BEEN A BIG DISCONNECT BETWEEN DR FAUCI AND PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYING WE'RE DOING GREAT, DEALING WITH THIS VIRUS, FAUCI HAS SAID WE CAN GET TO THE POINT WHERE WE SEE 100,000 NEW CASES A DAY HE'S CRITICIZED SOME STATES FOR RE-OPENING TOO SOON NOW THE ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING TO USE ITS VERY EARLY WORDS AGAINST HIM BEFORE THE FIRST CASE WAS EVEN REPORTED HERE IN THE UNITED STATES WHEN FAUCI SAID CORONAVIRUS OF NOT GOING TO BE A MAJOR THREAT HE IS STILL ON THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE BUT HE'S STAYING IN THE BACKGROUND IN FACT, HE'S NOT COMMENTING ABOUT THIS LATEST — THESE LATEST EFFORTS TO DISCREDIT HIM

FAUCI DID SAY LAST WEEK HE HE HAD NOT BRIEFED THE PRESIDENT PERSONALLY IN THE LAST TWO MONTHS THEY ARE KEEPING HIM IN THE BACKGROUND BACK TO YOU >> THANK YOU >>> THE HORRIFIC KILLING OF ARMY SPECIALIST VANESSA GUILLEN HAS SWEPT THE COUNTRY PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED IT ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE HE'LL BE BRIEFED ON HER CASE TODAY HER DEATH SPARKED RENEWED CALLS FOR A CLOSER LOOK AT HOW THE MILITARY HANDLES CLAIMS OF ABUSE AND HARASSMENT >> Reporter: A CONVOY OF CARS IN SAN ANTONIO TRAVELED 13 MILES IN HONOR OF ARMY SPECIALIST VANESSA GUILLEN

HER DISAPPEARANCE GAINING NATIONAL ATTENTION WITH PROTESTERS DEMANDING JUSTICE AND NOW THE ARMY SECRETARY IS ORDERING AN INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE COMMAND CLIMATE AND CULTURE AT Ft HOOD, ADDING WE'RE SADDENED AND DEEPLY TROUBLED BY THE LOSS OF ONE OF OUR OWN VANESSA GUILLEN WAS LAST SEEN ON BASE APRIL 22nd SETTING OFF A SEARCH WITH LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT, FELLOW SOLDIERS AND MILITARY POLICE INVESTIGATORS FOUND THE 20-YEAR-OLD'S REMAINS LATE JUNE NOT FAR FROM Ft HOOD

ACCORDING TO A CRIMINAL COMPLAINT FILED IN FEDERAL COURT, ARMY SPECIALITY AARON ROBINSON A SUSPECT IN HER KILLING DIED BY SUICIDE WHEN CONFRONTED BY POLICE CECILY AGUILAR IS ACCUSED OF HELPING ROBINSON OF DISPOSING VANESSA GUILLEN'S BODY THE SOLDIER'S GRIEVING FAMILY WANTS ANSWERS AND ACCOUNTABILITY >> MY SISTER DESERVES JUSTICE >> Reporter: AN ALTERNATIVE REPRESENTING THE FAMILY SAYS VANESSA GUILLEN TOLD THEM BEFORE SHE VANISHED SHE HAD BEEN SEXUALLY HARASSED BY A SUPERVISOR THE ARMY'S CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION ORGANIZATION SAID THEY HAD NO CREDIBLE REPORT THIS HAPPENED PRESIDENT TRUMP WEIGHED IN ON THE CASE >> THE IS THERE SOMETHING YOU COULD DO TO HAVE MORE TRANSPARENCY IN THE WAY THE ARMED FORCE INVESTIGATE SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL ABUSE? >> THEY ARE GOING TO BE REPORTING TO ME ON MONDAY ABOUT IT I THOUGHT IT WAS HORRIBLE >> Reporter: LOVED ONES ARE FIGHTING TO KEEP VANESSA GUILLEN'S STORY ALIVE >> MY SISTER DID NOT DESERVE THIS VANESSA GUILLEN DID NOT DESERVE THIS >> Reporter: KATHY PARKS, NBC NEWS >>> TIME TO GET A CHECK OF YOUR MONDAY WEATHER WITH METEOROLOGIST MICHELE GROSSMAN GOOD MORNING, HAPPY MONDAY >> IT'S GOING TO BE A HOT ONE IN THE SOUTH EXTREME HEAT IN PLACE LAST WEEK

WE'LL SEE IT ALL THIS WEEK TOO THAT AIR OF HIGH PRESSURE FULLY IN PLACE LET'S LOOK AT THE TEMPERATURES THAT YOU CAN EXPECT TODAY WE'RE LOOKING AT TEMPERATURES NEAR 100 DEGREES A LOT OF TEMPERATURES OVER 100 DEGREES IN MANY PLACES PHOENIX 113 LET'S SHOW YOU THE REDS AND PINKS HUMIDITY WILL BE A LOT HOTTER THAN THAT EXTREME HEAT STAYS IN PLACE, 104 ON WEDNESDAY, AND TULSA TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 90s

FACTOR IN THE HUMIDITY IT WILL FEEL A LOT HOTTER THAN THAT AUSTIN 103, WEDNESDAY SO IN ADDITION TO THE HEAT WE HAVE THAT HEAT INPLACE, MOISTURE IN PLACE THAT WILL BE A TRIGGER FOR SOME STORMS HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD LOOK AT THOSE TEMPERATURES OH, MY GOODNESS WE'LL SEE A LOT OF KIDDIES IN THE POOL TEMPERATURES OVER 100 DEGREES IN MANY SPOTS MID-ATLANTIC NOT LOOKING BAD SOME STORMS IN THE NORTHEAST THAT HEAT EXPANDS TO THE EAST INCLUDING PARTS OF NEW YORK, MID-ATLANTIC, NEW ENGLAND

WE'LL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT COMING UP >>> CROSSING GUARDS IN ONE FLORIDA COUNTY ARE DITCHING THEIR CLASSIC WHISTLES FOR A NEW DEVICE SINCE THEY HAVE TO WEAR A MASK, THEY WILL USE A HAND-HELD DEVICE THAT MAKES A SIMILAR SOUND AT THE PRESS OF A >>> THE SEARCH FOR MISSING GLEE ACTREAT NAYA RIVERA IS EXPECTED TO RESUME CABINS WERE SEARCHED AND BOATS CONTINUED TO SEARCH THE MURKY WATERS INVESTIGATORS SAID RIVERA DROWNED DURING A BOATING TRIP WITH HER 3-YEAR-OLD SON WHO WAS FOUND SLEEPING IN HIS LIFE JACKET ON THE BOAT >>> WASHINGTON'S NFL FRANCHISE REPORTEDLY PLANS TO ANNOUNCE LATER THIS MORNING THAT THEY WILL CHANGE THEIR TEAM NAME THE ANTICIPATED ANNOUNCEMENT COMES AFTER MOUNTING PRESSURE FROM SPONSORS AND FANS THE ORGANIZATION PREVIOUSLY RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING IT WOULD UNDERTAKE A THOROUGH REVIEW OF THE NICKNAME ACCORDING TO THE SPORTS BUSINESS JOURNAL THE TEAM IS NOT EXPECTED TO REVEAL A NEW NAME UNTIL A LATER DATE ATLANTA BRAVES WILL NOT BE FOLLOWING THE SAME PATH ORGANIZATION SAID IN AN EMAIL TO SEASON TICKET HOLDERS THEY WILL NOT CHANGE THEIR NICKNAME BUT THE TAKE A FURTHER LOOK AT THE FUTURE OF THE TOM AHAWK CHEER

THE LETTER READ, THROUGH OUR CONVERSATIONS CHANGING THE NAME OF THE BRAVES IS NOT UNDER CONSIDERATION OR DEEMED NECESSARY >> MODEL IS MAKING HIS TRY AS THE FIRST OPENLY TRANSGENDER MODEL TO BE FEATURED IN THE "SPORTS ILLUSTRATED" ISSUE SHE WAS CROWNED THE 2020 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR FOR THE UPCOMING ISSUE SHE MADE HISTORY LAST YEAR WHEN SHE WAS HIRED BY VICTORIA SECRET AS THE L >>> IN TODAY'S QUICK HITS LEBRON JAMES HAS DECIDED TO FOREGO THE OPTION OF WEARING A SOCIAL JUSTICE RELATED STATEMENT ON HIS JERSEY DURING THE NBA RESTART HE SAID IT DIDN'T SERIOUSLY RESONATE WITH MY MISSION, MY GOAL >>> AFTER 110 YEARS OF AVIATION THE US

NAVY HAS ITS FIRST BLACK FEMALE TECHNICAL JET PILOT LIEUTENANT JUNIOR KRAD IS EXPECTED TO RECEIVE HER WING OF GOLD ON JULY 31st >>> CONGRATULATIONS TO HER AND BROOKLYN IS ENGAGED >>> WE HAVE BEEN TALKING A LOT OF ABOUT THE FINANCIAL IMPACT OF COVID IN OUR ECONOMY, THE RETAIL HAS TAKEN A HUGE HIT ALONG WITH THAT, MALLS ONCE A MAIN STAY OF THE AMERICAN SHOPPING EXPERIENCE THERE ARE NOW ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION >> Reporter: LOTS OF SPACE IN THIS MALL IT'S BEEN A PART OF AMERICAN CULTURE AND THE ECONOMY FOR GENERATIONS

BUT THE FUTURE OF THE TRADITIONAL MALL MORE UNCERTAIN THAN EVER WITH THE COVID CRISIS CLOSING STORES FOR MONTHS ON END AND IN SOME CASES CLOSING UP FOR GOOD THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED IN PHOENIX GOING OUT OF BUSINESS LAST MONTH AFTER ALMOST 50 YEARS >> CAME HERE EVERY SATURDAY WITH MY MOM >> Reporter: METRO CENTER IS THE LATEST CASUALTY BRICK-AND-MORTAR STORES SHUTTING PERMANENTLY AS ONLINE SHOPPING BECOMES A BIGGER PART OF THE NEW NORMAL >> WHAT HAS CORONAVIRUS DONE TO THE DEMISE OF MALLS? >> 400 MALLS MAY NOT MAKE IT AS A RESULT OF COVID BECAUSE TENANTS DON'T HAVE THE ABILITY NOT THAT THEY DON'T WANT TO PAY THEIR RENT THEY DON'T HAVE THE FINANCIAL MEANS >> Reporter: NOW EXPERTS SAY IN THIS ECONOMIC HEALTH CRISIS SHOPPERS ARE SPENDING MORE CAREFULLY THAN EVER AND AVOIDING MALLS AND CROWDS CORONAVIRUS HAS ALSO DEVASTATED MULTIPLEX MOVIE THEATERS THE ATTACHED TO MALLS, SO MANY OF THEM ARE CLOSED

CUTTING OFF AN IMPORTANT SOURCE OF FOOT TRAFFIC TO THE MALL HOW DOES THE MOVIE THEATER FACTOR CHANGE WHAT HAPPENS FOR MALLS AND THEIR ABILITY TO SURVIVE >> THAT IS THE $10 MILLION QUESTION THE FUTURE OF THE MOVIE THEATERS ARE GOING TO BE ACTUALLY THE BIGGEST CHANGE IN THE MALL WE'VE CELL PHONE LANDLORDS WHO ARE ALREADY THINKING ABOUT HOW TO MOVE THAT BASE >> Reporter: THAT REINVENTION IS ALREADY UNDER WAY IN HOUSTON THIS FORMER SEARS WILL BECOME HOME FOR REQUESTED MAKE RESEARCH, APARTMENTS AND RETAIL STORES OTHER IDEAS TURN THE SPRAWLING SPACES VACATED BY DEPARTMENT STORES INTO MINI FULFILLMENT CENTERS, GROCERY STORES GYMS AND DIVIDING THE REAL ESTATE FOR SMALLER STORES THAT GOT THEIR START ONLINE PERHAPS A NEW CIRC >>> WELCOME BACK ON THIS MONDAY MORNING WHERE WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE HEAT THAT'S STILL IN PLACE IN THE SOUTH DANGEROUS EXTREME HEAT, RECORD BREAKING HEAT IN PARTS OF TEXAS WITH THAT HEAT IN PLACE ALSO THE TRIGGER OF A COLD FRONT

WE'LL SEE POTENTIAL FOR STRONG STORMS EVEN SEVERE STORMS IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS, CENTRAL PLAINS INTO THE UPPER MIDWEST MID-ATLANTIC LOOKS GOOD WE'LL SEE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN NEW ENGLAND AND ALSO PARTS OF VIRGINIA AND THE CAROLINAS THAT STORM RISK MOVES TO TASTE BY WEDNESDAY, THE OHIO VALLEY YOU ARE IN THE MIX >>> WE ARE BACK WITH AN INSPIRING STORY ABOUT NEVER GIVING UP PAP FORMER MARYLAND GARBAGE COLLECTOR REACHING FOR DREAMS SO MANY SAID COULDN'T BE ACHIEVED AND HOW HE PROVED THEM ALL WRONG >> I'M REALLY NERVOUS >> Reporter: THE NAIL BITING MOMENT GOING VIRAL THE MINUTE JUST BEFORE 24-YEAR-OLD FOUND OUT WHETHER OR NOT HE GOT INTOE LAW SCHOOL

NOT JUST ANY LAW SCHOOL BUT HIS DREAM HARVARD >> CONGRATULATIONS >> TELL ME ABOUT THAT MOMENT >> GREATEST MOMENT IN MY LIFE >> GREATEST MOMENT IN A LIFE MARKED BY HARDSHIP PAP MOTHER GONE WHEN HE WAS 8 LONG BOUTS OF ILLNESS FOR HIMSELF AND HIS DAD AND HIS FAMILY'S FINANCIAL STRUGGLES >> THERE WERE TIMES WE JUST DIDN'T HAVE ELECTRICITY, DIDN'T HAVE FOOD IN THE FRIDGE AND CONSENT STRAIGHT ON SCHOOL WAS HARD I DIDN'T EVEN SEE A PLACE FOR ME AT SCHOOL >> OF ALL THE COLLEAGUES YOU APPLIED TO SAID YES TO YOU >> Reporter: HE NEVER GAVE UP

HE GOT ACCEPTED TO COLLEGE IN MARYLAND >> AT TIMES HE DIDN'T EVEN HAVE TIME TO TIDY UP TO GO SCHOOL >> YES THAT WAS PRETTY EMBARRASSING >> Reporter: LOVED ONES NEVER GAVE UP ON HIM BIG BROTHER REGGIE PUTTING HIS OWN COLLEGE STUDIES ON HOLD WORKING IN THE WASTE INDUSTRY TO HELP THE FAMILY MAKE ENDS MEET >> IT WASN'T ABOUT ME >> Reporter: A MENTOR EVEN SETTING UP A GO FUND ME SITE TO HELP COVER TUITION COSTS EVERYONE'S HARD WORK LEADING UP TO THAT FATEFUL MOMENT WHEN YOU SEE HARVARD, WHAT DO YOU SEE? >> I SEE MY FAMILY AND ALL OF MY ACCOMPLISHMENTS ON THE EXTENSION OF THEIR SACRIFICES THAT'S WHAT COMES IN MY MIND I'M NOT GOING HARVARD WE'RE GOING TO HARVARD WE ARE HERE WE FINALLY DID IT

>> THANKS FOR THAT STORY AND THE SE SELFLESSNESS HARVARD OFFERS FREE AND LOW COST TUTORING FOR THEM THIS IS FOR EVERYBODY ELSE TO BENEFIT, NOT JUST ME >> INCREDIBLE I WANT TO SPREAD THE LOVE OUT HOW ABOUT THIS NEXT ONE? DIVERS IN THE FLORIDA KEYS PARTIED AT AN UNDERWATER MUSIC FESTIVAL IT FEATURED MEASURE MAIDS ON GUITARS THEY HAD TO INCLUDE THE THEME SONG "THE LITTLE >>> BREAKING NEWS OVERNIGHT

KELLY PRESTON, WIFE OF ACTOR JOHN TRAVOLTA, HAS DIED AFTER A TWO-YEAR BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER >>> AND DEVELOPING OVERNIGHT, NEW DETAILS SURROUNDING THE MILITARY SHIP FIRE IN SAN DIEGO THAT LEFT 21 INJURED >>> FLORIDA SETTING A STAGGERING NEW SINGLE DAY RECORD FOR COVID CASES, TOPPING 15,000 HOSPITALS OVERWHELMED AND THE WHITE HOUSE CONTINUES ITS FEUD WITH ANTHONY FAUCI >>> A MASSIVE SHOW OF SUPPORT TO HONOR VANESSA GUILLEN, FOUND MURDERED AFTER HER FAMILY SAID SHE COMPARED OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT >>> AND THE DADDY/DAUGHTER CLASS THAT'S HELPING THESE PARENTS BUILD STRONGER BONDS IT'S MONDAY, JULY 13 "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >>> GOOD MORNING >> WE BEGIN WITH SOME BREAKING NEWS OUT OF HOLLYWOOD KELLY PRESTON, ACTRCTRESS AND W OF JOHN TRAVOLTA, HAS DIED OF BREAST CANCER, ACCORDING TO HER HUSBAND WHO ANNOUNCED THE NEWS HE WROTE, IN PART, IT IS WITH A VERY HEAVY HEART THAT I INFORM YOU THAT MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE KELLY HAS LOST HER BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER SHE FOUGHT A COURAGEOUS FIGHT WITH THE LOVE AND SUPPORT OF SO MANY KELLY'S LOVE AND LIFE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED HE ALSO SAID HE WILL BE TAKING TIME OFF TO BE WITH THE COUPLE'S TWO CHILDREN, DAUGHTER ELA, WHO IS 20, AND 9-YEAR-OLD SON, BENJAMIN ACCORDING TO A FAMILY REPRESENTATIVE, KELLY CHOSE TO KEEP HER FIGHT PRIVATE, AND HAD BEEN UNDERGOING MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR SOME TIME, SUPPORTED BY HER CLOSEST FAMILY AND FRIENDS KELLY STARRED IN "JERRY MAGUIRE," "BATTLEFIELD EARTH" AND MOST RECENTLY IN WITH HER HUSBAND >>> WE TURN TO SAN DIEGO WHERE CREWS ARE INVESTIGATING A FIRE ABOARD A MILITARY SHIP THAT LEFT AT LEAST 21 PEOPLE INJURED OFFICIALS SAY FIREFIGHTERS WERE CALLED OUT TO THE SCENE ABOUT 9:00 SUNDAY MORNING AFTER AN APPARENT EXPLOSION ON THE "U"U

S S BONHAMME RICHARD >> THERE WAS A REPORT OF AN INTERNAL EXPLOSION, WHAT WE CANNOT ALSOER TAN IS WHAT THAT EXPLOSION WAS CAUSED FROM INITIAL REPORTS IS A BACK CRAFT O — BACK DRAFT OF OVERPRESSURIZATION AS THE COMPARTMENT WAS HEATING UP >> 160 SAILORS WERE ON BOARD OF THAT SHIP AT THE TIME OF THE FIRE THE ENTIRE CREW WAS ABLE TO DISEMBARK 17 SAILORS AND FOUR CIVILIANS ARE BEING TREATED AT LOCAL HOSPITALS FOR NONLIFE THREATENING INJURIES THE OFFICIAL CAUSE STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION

>>> AS THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC SPIKES AROUND THE WORLD, HERE IN THE STATES, FLORIDA SHATTERS A NEW RECORD THE SUNSHINE STATE HAS THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF CASES IN A SINGLE DAY, WITH MORE THAN 15,000 INFECTIONS OUR SAM BROCK IS IN ORLANDO WITH THE LATEST >> Reporter: FRANCES, GOOD MORNING FLORIDA DIDN'T JUST SMASH ITS OWN RECORD WITH THOSE 15,300 CASES, IT SMASHED THE RECORD OF ANY STATE IN THE COUNTRY WITH A SINGLE DAY OF NEW COVID CASES NOT A WORD SO FAR OF THE POSSIBILITY OF A LOCKDOWN OR EVEN A MANDATORY MASK MANDATE THROUGHOUT FLORIDA FOR A STATE SMASHING COVID RECORDS, FLORIDA HAD 15,300 CASES >> THAT'S A LOT OF NEW CASES WOW

THAT'S A LOT >> OF THAT NUMBER, IT'S A LITTLE BIT RIDICULOUS >> Reporter: PHYSICIANS SOUNDING THE ALARM >> PEOPLE ARE DYING THEY'RE NOT JUST GETTING SICK, THEY ARE DYING AND YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT THOSE PEOPLE YOU'RE INTERACTING WITH >> Reporter: FLORIDA'S FATALITIES THIS WEEK, OVER 500 IN MIAMI-DADE, HOSPITALS ARE AT 94% ICU CAPACITY, WITH THE MAYOR CONFIRMING SIX ARE NOW FULL >> IT'S OUR ICU CAPACITY THAT'S CAUSING US CONCERN BUT LIKE I SAID, WE CAN CRANK UP ANOTHER 500 >> Reporter: IF THE SUNSHINE STATE WEREITS OWN COUNTRY, IT WOULD RANK FOURTH HIGHEST THE WORLD FOR NEW COVID CASES

DESPITE THE EXPLOSION OF INFECTIONS, MANY RULES REMAIN UNCHANGED MASKS ARE NOT REQUIRED STATEWIDE, AND FLORIDA'S BEACHES AND BUSINESSES REMAIN OPEN >> YOU CAN SEE THAT THEY ARE DOING TEMPERATURE SCREENINGS >> Reporter: EVEN DISNEY WORLD, BACK THIS WEEKEND THE EVANS FAMILY FROM CALIFORNIA, SAYS CONDITIONS ARE NOT WHAT YOU MIGHT EXPECT >> THE CAPACITY IS VERY REDUCED YOU CAN WALK ANYWHERE IN THE PARK AND NOT BUMP INTO ANYBODY >> Reporter: SIGNS OF SOCIAL DISTANCING AND CAUTIOUS BEHAVIOR, KEY TO KEEP THING ALREADY SPIRALING CRISIS FROM DEEPENING

>> WHAT YOU'RE SEEING ACROSS THE STATE RIGHT NOW, ON A SCALE OF 1 TO 10, HOW WORRIED ARE YOU >> I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT I'M ON THAT 8 TO 9 SCALE OF WORRY THERE ISN'T AN INCIDFINITE SUPP OF PHYSICIANS TO TAKE CARE OF PATIENTS >> Reporter: FLORIDA RECEIVING 140,000 TESTS FOUR DAYS AGO THE RATE OF THOSE COMING BACK POSITIVE IS 20% NOW, 135% FRANCES, BACK TO YOU >> SAM, THANK YOU >>> NOW TO ANOTHER BATTLE IN THIS COUNTRY OVER FACEMASKS

AS RETAIL EMPLOYEES ARE FORCED TO DEAL WITH GROWING VERBAL AND PHYSICAL ABUSE FROM CUSTOMERS WHO REFUSE TO FOLLOW THE RULES HERE'S ANNE THOMPSON >> Reporter: HERE IN LAKELAND, FLORIDA, EMPLOYEES KNOW HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT LATE AND NOW HOW TO COOL DOWN THE PERCOLATING ISSUE OF A LOCAL MASK MANDATE >> BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE KIND WE'RE APPROACHING A SITUATION LIKE THIS, WHAT DO WE MEAN >> PAEMPATHY >> Reporter: THE OWNER TEACHING HIS 15 EMPLOYEES CONFLICT RESOLUTION >> NOW GET TO WORK >> Reporter: TO AVOID SCENES LIKE THIS >> ANYONE HARASSING ME TO WEAR A MASK YOU ARE VIOLATING FEDERAL LAW >> Reporter: AS IT PUSHES PATIENCE PAST THE BOILING POINT — >> BACK OFF! >> Reporter: WITH RETAIL AND OTHER WORKERS TAKING FIRE

>> PLEASE LEAVE >> THEY'RE THE ONES THAT HAVE TO ENFORCE THIS THING THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE THOSE TOUGH CONVERSATIONS >> Reporter: CONVERSATIONS MacARTHUR'S EMPLOYEES SAY IS EASIER WITH A STRATEGY >> ONE PERSON SAID MY MASK IS IN THE CAR, CAN I JUST ORDER A COFFEE >> Reporter: ALREADY WORKING LONG HOURS AND CONSTANTLY EXPOSED TO THE PUBLIC, SOME ARGUE FRONTLINE WORKERS SHOULDN'T HAVE TO BE THE MASK POLICE, AS WELL >> ENFORCEMENT BELONGS WITH LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT IT IS JUST SIMPLY UNREASONABLE FOR THAT TO FALL TO A RETAILER >> Reporter: THERE ARE SIGNS AT THE BLACK AND BREW, AND REMINDERS

>> THERE'S ALWAYS GOING TO BE DIFFICULT CUSTOMERS THAT'S JUST HOW THE SERVICE INDUSTRY IS >> Reporter: WHEN THOSE CUSTOMERS STEP OUT OF LINE, JUST LIKE THE NO SHOES, NO SHIRT, NO SERVICE REQUIREMENT, LEGAL EXPERT SAYS THE LAW SIDES WITH THE BUSINESS >> A CUSTOMER BECOMES VIOLENT, THE CUSTOMER CAN BE PROSECUTED FOR ASSAULT >> Reporter: BEFORE IT GETS THAT FAR, THIS BUSINESS HOPING A SMILE AND A KIND WORD WILL MAKE COVERING UP EASIER TO SWALLOW ANNE THOMPSON, NBC NEWS, NEW YORK >>> AFTER BEING FRONT AND CENTER WITH THE WHITE HOUSE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE, DR

ANTHONY FAUCI IS BEING SIDELINED >> Reporter: THE WHITE HOUSE WRITING ITS OWN NEW PRESCRIPTION FOR MANAGING THE PANDEMIC CRISIS A STRATEGY TO SIDELINE THE NATION'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT, DR ANTHONY FAUCI, REDUCING HIS PUBLIC VISIBILITY >> WE ARE STILL KNEE DEEP IN THE FIRST WAVE OF THIS >> Reporter: OFFICIALS ARE QUIETLY PROVIDING A LIST OF FAUCI'S PUBLIC COMMENTS AND ADVICE DATING BACK SEVERAL MONTHS TO UNDERMINE HIS CREDIBILITY THE WHITE HOUSE POINTED TO HIS JANUARY PREDICTIONS THAT CORONAVIRUS WAS NOT A MAJOR THREAT AND LIKELY HAD NO ASYMPTOMATIC SPREAD OFFICIALS OFFERED THIS FEBRUARY TV APPEARANCE

>> THERE WAS NO NEED TO CHANGE ANYTHING IF YOU'RE DOING ON A DAY BY DAY BASIS >> Reporter: OFFICIALS TO NOTE THAT FAUCI'S VIEWS WERE CONSIDERED ACCURATE AT THE TIME BUT THE SCIENCE EVOLVES THE EFFORT TO DIMINISH HIM STARTS AT THE TOP >> I DISAGREE WITH HIM DR FAUCI SAID DON'T WEAR MASKS, NOW WEAR THEM

>> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT'S HEAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS TESTING ALSO UNDERCUT HIS COLLEAGUE >> DR FAUCH SII IS NOT 100% RI >> Reporter: DR FAUCI HAS SERVED SIX PRESIDENTS

HIS APPROVAL RATING WAS 67% LAST MONTH THE PRESIDENT IN THAT SAME POLL LAGGED BEHIND AT 26% APPROVAL THEIR ASSESSMENT ABOUT THE CRISIS NOW OFF DIVERGE >> WE HAVE THE GREATEST TESTING PROGRAM IN THE WORLD >> I DON'T THINK YOU CAN SAY WE'RE DOING GREAT >> Reporter: DR FAUCI DECLINED COMMENT

THIS WEEKEND, THE PRESIDENT ULTIMATELY FOLLOWED THAT MASK ADVICE, DONNING ONE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PUBLIC SATURDAY OF COURSE, THIS WHITE HOUSE STRATEGY DID NOT POINT OUT THE MANY INSTANCE WHERE IS THE PRESIDENT HAS SAID FALSE OR MISLEADING THINGS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS OVER THESE MANY MONTHS THE DOCUMENT ABOUT DR FAUCI HAD THE APPEARANCE OF OPPOSITION RESEARCH THAT WOULD BE USED IN A POLITICAL CAMPAIGN AGAINST AN OPPONENT DR FAUCI REMAINS A PART OF THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE, AND HE'S STILL ON THE JOB FRANCES? >> KELLY, THANK YOU >>> SOME PRETTY BIG SPORTS NEWS

WASHINGTON'S NFL FRANCHISE PLANS TO ANNOUNCE LATER THIS MORNING THAT THEY WILL MAKE CHANGES TO THE TEAM NAME THEY ANTICIPATE AN ANNOUNCEMENT COMES AFTER PRESSURE FROM SPONSORS AND FANS THE ORGANIZATION RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING IT WOULD BE UNDERTAKING A THOROUGH REVIEW OF THE NICKNAME DUE TO ITS RACIAL STEREOTYPE ACCORDING TO THE SPORTS BUSINESS JOURNAL, THE TEAM IS NOT EXPECTED TO REVEAL A NEW NAME UNTIL A LATER DATE >>> THE ATLANTA BRAVES WILL NOT FOLLOW THE SAME PATH THE ORGANIZATION SAID THEY WILL NOT CHANGE THEIR NICKNAME BUT WILL LOOK AT THE FUTURE OF THE TOMAHAWK CHOP CHEER DONE AT GAMES THE LETTER READ, CHANGING THE NAME OF THE BRAVES IS NOT UNDER CONSIDERATION >>> AFTER CLINCHING HIS FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON, THE BRITISH RACER RAISED HIS RIGHT FIST IN THE BLACK POWER SALUTE AND ALSO WHILE STANDING IN THE PODIUM HE ALSO WORE A BLACK LIVES MATTER T-SHIRT >>> ALL RIGHT

LET'S GET A FIRST CHECK OF YOUR FORECAST WITH MICHELLE GROSSMAN GOOD MORNING, MICHELLE >> GOOD MORNING, GUYS I'M SO, SO HAPPY TO BE WITH YOU THIS MORNING WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE HEAT ONCE AGAIN THIS MORNING A HUGE HIGH DOME OF HIGH PRESSURE IN PLACE, AND THAT IS PUMPING IN THAT HOT AIR TODAY SO WE'RE LOOKING AT ANOTHER DANGEROUS DAY OF HEAT AND EXTREME HEAT, EVEN RECORD-BREAKING HEAT AS WE GO THROUGHOUT THIS MONDAY THE TEMPERATURES ARE WARM

OVER 100 DEGREES IN MANY SPOTS YOU FACTOR IN THAT HUMIDITY, THOUGH, THAT'S WHERE IT GETS REAL DANGEROUS LOOKING AT 109, THAT'S SOMEWHAT IT WILL FEEL LIKE IN HOUSTON, AND 102 IN CHARLESTON THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD ALL RIGHT WE'RE LOOKING AT VERY HOT TEMPERATURES IN THE SOUTH TEMPERATURE, 107 IN LUBBOCK

106 TO THE NORTH THE NORTHEAST, NOT TOO BAD IN TERMS OF TEMPERATURES WE HAVE A COLD FRONT THAT WILL BRING SHOWERS AND STORMS TO NEW ENGLAND >>> ALL RIGHT, YOU GUYS, I KNOW IT'S JULY IT'S GO TO BE HOT WE'LL TALK ABOUT MORE STORMS LATER THIS WEEK

>> ALL RIGHT, MICHELLE, THANK YOU >>> WALKING FOR JUSTICE AN ALABAMA MAN COMPLETED A 1,000 MILE, 40-DAY TREK FROM HIS HOME STATE OF MINNESOTA, AND IT WAS ALL IN THE NAME OF RACIAL EQUALITY 35-YEAR-OLD BUSINESS OWNER TERRY WILLIS FINISHED THE TRIP ON SUNDAY HE SAYS HE EMBARKED ON THE JOURNEY TO MARCH FOR R >>> LEADING THE NEWS, THE SEARCH FOR MISSING "GLEE" ACTRESS NAYA RIVERA IS EXPECTED TO RESUME IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THIS MORNING AUTHORITIES SEARCHED CABINS AND BOAT CREWS CONTINUED TO SCAN THE WATERS OF THE LAKE WHERE SHE DISAPPEARED INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE SHE LIKELY DROWNED DURING A BOATING TRIP WITH HER SON >>> POLICE IN ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA ARE SPEAKING OUT AFTER A VIDEO SURFACED OF AN OFFICER KNEELING ON A MAN

A WARNING, THE VIDEO MAY BE DISTURBING IT SHOWS THREE POLICE OFFICERS HOLDING DOWN A MAN OUTSIDE OF A HOSPITAL ONE OFFICER USES HIS ELBOW ON THE MAN'S NECK, THEN HIS KNEE, BUT UNCLEAR IF IT'S ON HIS HEAD OR NECK THE INDIVIDUAL BEGAN TO YELL, SCREAM AND SPIT ON THE OFFICERS ALL PARTIES FELL TO THE GROUND WHERE HE CONTINUED TO BE NONCOMPLIANT, WHICH REQUIRED OFFICERS TO RESTRAIN THE INDIVIDUAL THE VIDEO HAS SPARKED AN INVESTIGATION FROM THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND THE ALLENTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT >>> THE HORRIFIC KILLING OF ARMY SPECIALIST VANESSA GUILLEN HAS SWEPT THE COUNTRY IN AN INTERVIEW WITH TELEMUNLDO, PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED IT HORRIBLE HE WILL BE BRIEFED ON HER CASE TODAY

NBC'S MORGAN BORRELL WAS AT THE MEMORIAL >> Reporter: AS HUNDREDS OF CARS AND TRUCKS PILED INTO A MASSIVE FOOTBALL STADIUM PARKING LOT — >> WE WANT HER TO GET JUSTICE >> Reporter: THE EVENT ORGANIZER COULDN'T HELP BUT REFLECT ON VANESSA GUILLEN'S STORY THE 20-YEAR-OLD FTHOOD SOLDIER MURDERED BY A FELLOW SOLDIER, HER REMAINS DISCOVERED NOT FAR AWAY >> TO SEE HER MOM STAND THING BEGGING TO BRING HER DAUGHTER HOME ON AMERICAN SOIL WAS SOMETHING THAT I COULDN'T IMAGINE TROIP IT'S STORY THAT TOUCHED THE LIVES OF MANY HERE, INCLUDING MANUEL AND FRANK >> WE THOUGHT IT WAS A TRAGEDY, AND WE FELT COMPELLED TO BE HERE TO SUPPORT >> Reporter: AS THE PARKING SPACES FILLED UP, EVERYONE RAISED THEIR FLAGS AND HELD UP SIGNS DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR GUILLEN, WHO ALLEGEDLY CONFIDED TO HER FAMILY SHORTLY BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED SHE HAD BEEN SEXUALLY HARASSED ON BASE

>> WE'RE HERE IN MASKS TO SUPPORT THE MILITARY CHANGING THEIR POLICIES TO PROTECT WOMEN A LOT MORE >> Reporter: AS THIS CONVOY MADE ITS 13-MILE JOURNEY FROM THE CITY'S WEST SIDE TO THIS MEMORIAL FOR GUILLEN ON THE SOUTH SIDE, MANY THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT THEY MIGHT SAY IF VANESSA'S FAMILY WAS HERE >> WE ARE BEHIND THE FAMILY, WE SUPPORT THEM 100% AND THE COMMUNITY IS WITH THEM ♪ BACK IN THE THEATERS "STAR WARS" WAS THE NUMBER ONE MOVIE OVER THE WEEKEND AND THE LAST TIME IT TOPPED CHARTS WAS IN 1997 DRIVE-IN THEATERS ARE RESORTING TO CLASSIC FILMS FROM 1980 TO NOW, SEQUELS AND PREQUELS TO "STAR WARS," A NEW HOPE HAS TOPPED THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE IF THERE'S A TIME TO GO BACK AND WATCH THOSE, NOW IS THE TIME >> GREAT WAY TO INTRODUCE THE KIDS WHAT IS IS OLD IS NEW AGAIN >>> SUPER MARIO BROTHERS BECAME THE HIGHEST SELLING VIDEO GAME WITH A WINNING BID OF $114,000 THE CARTRIDGE FROM 1985, THAT SOUND, IT BRINGS BACK MEMORIES WELL, IT WAS IN ITS ORIGINAL SEAL, AND WENT TO AN ANONYMOUS BIDDER IT BEAT THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF $100,000 FOR A SINGLE VIDEO GAME EARNING ITS SPOT AS THE MOST EXPENSIVE GAME EVER SOLD >> ONCE YOU HEAR THAT SOUND, AUTOMATICALLY TAKES YOU THERE

>>> A 23-YEAR-OLD BRAZILIAN MODEL IS MAKING HIS TRY AS THE FIRST OPENLY TRANSGENDER MODEL TO BE FEATURED IN THE "SPORTS ILLUSTRATED" ISSUE THE ISSUE HITS STANDS JULY 21 SHE MADE HISTORY LAST YEAR WHEN SHE WAS HIRED BY VICTORI >>> WE'RE BACK WITH A UNIQUE WAY SOME DADS ARE BONDING WITH THEIR DAUGHTERS >> HERE'S NBC'S KATE SNOW >> Reporter: IT'S THE BEAUTY OF BALLET REIMAGINED IN AN UNCONVENTIONAL CLASS, COMBINING DANCE AND YOGA, CREATING A SPECIAL CONNECTION WITH DADS AND DAUGHTERS

ERIN LEE FOUNDED THIS DANCE STUDIO SEVEN YEARS AGO IN PHILADELPHIA, BUT STARTED THIS CLASS JUST LAST YEAR BACK THEN, IT WAS A CHAS IN A STUDIO, A SPECIAL PLACE FOR FATHERS AND THEIR LITTLE GIRLS TO BOND AND BUILD CHARACTER >> IT'S TO REALLY CHANGE THE NARRATIVE OF A FATHERHOOD, OF BLACK FATHERHOOD AND THE ROLE THAT THEY HAVE IN THEIR DAUGHTER'S LIVES >> READY >> Reporter: JULIAN MYERS GOES WITH HIS 6-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER, NOLA TELL ME WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS CLASS >> JUST SHOWING THEM WE'RE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU, WE LOVE YOU >> Reporter: JAMES JACKSON IS AN ESSENTIAL WORKER DELIVERING MEALS TO THOSE IN NEED WHEN THE PANDEMIC HIT AND THE CLASSES WENT ONLINE, HE AND DAUGHTER JAE ADJUSTED >> NOW WE HAVE TO TRY TO STAY TOGETHER AND NOW WE DO THE ZOOM AND THINGS LIKE THIS, WE CAN STILL STAY CONNECTED >> WE'RE GOING TO BRING IT OVER OUR HEADS >> Reporter: DURING THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES, THE INSTRUCTOR IS HELPING THESE FAMILIES MAKE NEW MEMORIES >> BY HAVING MY DAD THERE, HE IS RIGHT NEXT TO ME AND HE HELPS ME AND HE IS DOING THE DANCES WITH ME >> WHAT'S FUN ABOUT IT >> BECAUSE MY DAD SPINS ME AROUND >> HOW IS YOUR DAD AS A BALLET DANCER >> HE IS A LITTLE BIT GOOD >> Reporter: STILL DANCING DESPITE THE DISTANCE, HOPING FOR THE DAY WHEN THEY CAN BE IN CLASS TOGETHER AGAIN >> THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE'LL NEVER LOSE THOSE DADDY/DAUGHTER MOMENTS, SHE'LL GROW UP AND BE LIKE, MY DAD DID YOGA WITH ME AS I GET OLDER, I'LL BE LIKE, HEY, REMEMBER THIS >> OUR THANKS TO KATE FOR THAT I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE RECITAL >> THE WEDDING, THE FIRST FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE >> WONDERFUL >>> SPORTS IN HOLLYWOOD CELEBS TEED UP IN LAKE TAHOE

PATRICK MAHOMES, CHARLES BARKY, JERRY RICE AND RAY RAMANO MARTY FI >>> BREAKING OVERNIGHT KELLY PRESTON, WIFE OF JOHN TRAVOLTA, HAS DIED AFTER A TWO-YEAR BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER DETAILS JUST AHEAD >>> THE SUNSHINE STATE OVERTAKES NEW YORK BY THE THOUSANDS AS FLORIDA RECORDS THE LARGEST NEW CASES FOR A SINGLE DAY, TOPPING 15,000 AND WITH THOSE NUMBERS, THE DEATH TOLL IS ALSO ON THE RISE >>> AN EXPLOSION AND MASSIVE FIRE ON BOARD A NAVY SHIP IN CALIFORNIA SAILORS INJURED SMOKE VISIBLE FOR MILES NEW DETAILS ON DANGERS AT ONE OF OUR MOST IMPORTANT BASES >>> AND THE END OF AN ERA AS WASHINGTON'S NFL FRANCHISE WILL ANNOUNCE THE END OF THE TEAM'S HISTORIC NAME AND LOGO LATER TODAY A BUSY MONDAY AHEAD

"EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >>> GLAD YOU'RE STARTING YOUR WEEK OFF WITH US >> WE BEGIN WITH HEARTBREAKING NEWS OUT OF HOLLYWOOD WHERE ACTRESS KELLY PRESTON, WIFE OF JOHN TRAVOLTA, HAS DIED OF BREAST CANCER HER HUSBAND DELIVERED THE DEVASTATING NEWS WITH A SINGLE PHOTO WRITING IN PART, IT IS WITH A VERY HEAVY HEART I INFORM YOU MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE HAS LOST HER BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER, SHE FOUGHT A CROURAGEOUS FIGHT TRAVOLTA SAID HE'LL TAKE TIME OFF TO BE WITH THEIR CHILDREN DAUGHTER ALEA, WHO IS 20, AND 9-YEAR-OLD BENJAMIN THEY CELEBRATED THEIR 28th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

ACCORDING TO A FAMILY REPRESENTATIVE, KELLY CHOSE TO KEEP HER FIGHT PRIVATE AND HAD BEEN UNDERGOING MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR SOME TIME, SUPPORTED BY HER FRIENDS AND FAMILIES DEAD AT THE AGE OF 57 >>> AT LEAST 21 PEOPLE ARE WAKING UP IN A CALIFORNIA HOSPITAL THIS MORNING AFTER THEY WERE INJURED IN A FIRE ABOARD A MILITARY SHIP IN SAN DIEGO OFFICIALS SAY FIRE CREWS WERE CALLED TO THE SCENE EARLY SUNDAY MORNING AFTER AN APPARENT CAN EXPLOSION AND A FIRE BROKE OUT ON THE "USS BONHAMME RICHARD" HERE'S THE LATEST ON THE INVESTIGATION >> Reporter: IT WAS BEFORE 9:00 AM

WHEN FIREFIGHTERS RECEIVED THE FIRST OF THREE ALARMS AT NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO >> THERE'S A LARGE AMOUNT OF SMOKE >> Reporter: AN EXPLOSION AND FIRE ON BOARD THE SHIP SENT CLOUDS OF SMOKE INTO THE SKY >> THE FIRE WAS ENGAGED BY THE SHIP'S COMPANY AND SET TO ALERT LEVEL THREE >> Reporter: 17 SAILORS AND THREE CIVILIANS WERE SENT TO THE HOSPITAL >> HOPE THEY'RE OKAY >> Reporter: 160 SAILORS WERE ON BOARD THE NAVY SAYS ALL ARE SAFE AND ACCOUNTED FOR >> AN 1800 FOOT PERIMETER HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED AROUND THE SHIP AND THE SURROUNDING BUILDINGS ON THE BASE >> Reporter: THE VESSEL IS BASED IN SAN DIEGO AND UNDERGOING ROUTINE MAINTENANCE

THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE IS NOT KNOWN >>> AS THE CORONAVIRUS CONTINUES SPREADING AROUND MUCH OF THE COUNTRY, THE US HAS RECORDED MORE THAN 3 MILLION CONFIRMED CASES FLORIDA REPORTED 15,000 CASES IN JUST ONE DAY IT IS THE LARGEST DAILY INCREASE BOTH FOR THAT STATE AND FOR ANY STATE THROUGHOUT THIS OUTBREAK THE FORMER EPICENTER OF THE VIRUS, NEW YORK CITY REPORTEDLY ZERO DEATHS YESTERDAY

A FIRST IN FOUR MONTHS BUT AS INFECTIONS RISE IN THE SOUTH AND WEST, WE TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT OFFICIALS FEAR COULD BE A RISING DEATH TOLL >> Reporter: ACROSS THE COUNTRY, WE'RE SEEING SURGING CASES AND A CLIMBING DEATH TOLL EXPERTS ARE WORRIED THIS SITUATION COULD GET OUT OF CONTROL MORE THAN A THOUSAND AMERICAN LIVES REPORTED LOST THIS WEEKEND AND A GRIM WARNING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE TASK FORCE >> WE DO EXPECT DEATHS TO GO UP

IF YOU HAVE MORE CASES, MORE HOSPITALIZATIONS, WE EXPECT TO SEE THAT OVER THE NEXT TWO OR THREE WEEKS BEFORE THIS TURNS OUT >> Reporter: WITH AT LEAST 32 MILLION CASES AND 135,000 DEATH, THE TESTING CZAR INSISTS AMERICA DOES NOT NEED TO SHUT DOWN AGAIN IF 90% OF PEOPLE IN HOT SPOTS WEAR MASKS >> IF WE DON'T HAVE THAT, WE WON'T GET CONTROL OF THE VIRUS >> Reporter: IN SOME PLACES, WEARING ONE IS STILL LEFT UP TO INDIVIDUALS >> PEOPLE AREN'T TAKING IT SERIOUS

I SEE AT LEAST TEN PEOPLE GOING IN WITHOUT A MASK >> Reporter: IN TEXAS, CONFIRMED CASES CONTINUE TO CLIMB NEARLY 6,000 REPORTED >> IT IS SERIOUS IT'S NOT A HOAX IT CAN DROP ON ANYONE AT ANY TIME >> Reporter: AND IN ARIZONA, AN ALARMING POSITIVITY RATE MORE THAN 120,000 CONFIRMED CASES

>> WE ARE SETTING RECORDS OF THE TYPE YOU DON'T WANT TO SET FOR THE USE OF VENTILATORS BY COVID PATIENTS, ACUTE CARE BEDS >> Reporter: IN APRIL, THERE IS HOPE OF A SUMMER BREAK FROM THE VIRUS >> IT DIES VERY QUICKLY WITH THE SUN >> Reporter: NOW A DISTANT MEMORY, AS THE HEAT WAVE HITS SOME OF THE COUNTRY'S HOT SPOTS WITH TEMPERATURES TO BE FORECASTED AS HIGH AS 115 DEGREES >> I THINK THE SUMMER TEMPERATURES HAVE MADE IT WORSE IN A LOT OF PLACES BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE SPENDING TIME INDOORS

>> Reporter: HARD-HIT MICHIGAN NOW SEEING AN UPTICK IN CASES AFTER HUNDREDS ATTENDED JULY FOURTH PARTIES HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THE PARTIES WERE SO PACKED, CONTACT TRACING IS IMPOSSIBLE AT A NURSING HOME IN SAN DIEGO, AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL STRIKE TEAM TRIES TO CONTAIN A MASSIVE OUTBREAK 11 RESIDENTS HAVE DIED AS THE VIRUS SPREADS, SO TOO DOES CONCERN THINGS WILL GET WORSE >> WE'RE HEADING TO LARGE SHUTDOWNS ABOUT HALF THE DOWNRY IS IN DEEP TROUBLE OR WILL BE THERE SOON UNLESS THEY RATCHET THINGS BACK >> Reporter: EXPERTS SAY SOME STATES OPENED TOO SOON AND TOO AGGRESSIVELY, DESPITE EVIDENCE THAT IT WASN'T SAFE

>> OKAY, ERIN, THANK YOU >>> SIX MONTHS INTO THE PANDEMIC AND PRESIDENT TRUMP FINALLY WORE A MASK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PUBLIC HE DID SO WHILE VISITING WALTER REED MEDICAL CENTER THIS WEEKEND THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS ACTIVELY TRYING TO DISCREDIT DR ANTHONY FAUCI WE GO NOW TO TRACY POTTSES GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: GOOD MORNING GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WHAT WE ARE SEEING IS A DISCONNECT BETWEEN WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN SAYING AND WHAT DR

FAUCI IS SAYING ABOUT THE SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS IT'S BEEN HAPPENING FOR A WHILE, AND NOW MEMBERS OF THE TRUMP TEAM ARE TRYING TO DISCREDIT DR FAUCI THE NATION'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT AS A RESULT OF THIS DISCONNECT THEY'RE SAYING HE'S BEEN WRONG ON SOME THINGS AND USING SOME OF HIS OWN WORDS AGAINST HIM EARLY ON IN THE PANDEMIC IN FACT, EVEN BEFORE THE PANDEMIC HIT THE UNITED STATES, WHEN FAUCI SAID THAT CORONAVIRUS WAS NOT A MAJOR THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES AND PEOPLE DIDN'T NEED TO BE WALKING AROUND WEARING MASKS THAT WAS BEFORE THE FIRST CASE WAS REPORTED IN THE UNITED STATES WHEN THE PRESIDENT WAS ACTUALLY SAYING SOME SIMILAR THINGS BUT NOW BECAUSE OF THIS DISCONNECT THAT'S GOING ON, THEY'RE HIGHLIGHTING AND DOWN PLAYING DR

FAUCI AS FAR AS WE KNOW, HE IS STILL PART OF THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE, BUT FAUCI SAID HE SAW THE PRESIDENT A FEW WEEKS AGO BUT HAS NOT PERSONALLY BRIEFED HIM IN TWO MONTHS FRANCES? >> TRACY, THANK YOU >>> POLICE IN ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA ARE SPEAKING OUT AFTER A VIDEO HAS SURFACED OF AN OFFICER KNEELING ON A MAN AS THEY WERE TRYING TO ARREST HIM WE WANT TO WARN YOU, THIS VIDEO MAY BE DISTURBING IT SHOWS THREE POLICE OFFICERS HOLDING DOWN A MAN OUTSIDE OF A HOSPITAL ONE OFFICER USES HIS ELBOW ON THE MAN'S NECK, HE THEN USES HIS KNEE THE POLICE CHIEF SAYS DURING THE INCIDENT THAT THE INDIVIDUAL BEGAN TO YELL, SCREAM, AND SPIT AT THE OFFICERS

AS POLICE ATTEMPTED TO RESTRAIN THE INDIVIDUAL, ALL PARTIES FELL TO THE GROUND WHERE HE CONTINUED TO BE NONCOMPLIANT THIS VIDEO HAS SPARKED AN INVESTIGATION FROM THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND THE ALLENTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT >> LET'S GET A CHECK NOW OF OUR WEATHER AND HOW WE'RE STARTING OFF THE WORKWEEK HERE'S MICHELLE GROSSMAN GREAT TO SEE YOU, MICHELLE >> SO GOOD TO SEE YOU AND WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HEAT ALL WEEK LONG WE'RE SEEING EXTREME TEMPERATURES IN THE SOUTH ONCE AGAIN

A HUGE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE, SORT OF LIKE A HEAT PUMP PUMPING IN THAT HEAT FROM THE SOUTH AND THE MOISTURE FROM THE OCEAN IT'S GOING TO FEEL WORSE THAN WHAT IT IS WARM THIS MORNING, AND AS WE GO THROUGHOUT THE DAY, WE'LL SEE TEMPERATURES RIGHT AROUND 100 DEGREES IN HOUSTON GOING TO FEEL LIKE 109, 102 IN CHARLESTON AND IN ORLANDO, 94 NOW WITH THAT HEAT, ALSO THE TRIGGER OF A COLD FRONT WE'RE LOOKING AT THE POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE, EVEN STRONG STORMS IN THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN PLAINS AND INTO THE UPPER MIDWEST DAMAGING WINDS, COULD SEE WINDS OVER 60 MILES PER HOUR HAIL UP TO AN INCH, AND THE RISK FOR A FEW TORNADOES

LOOKING GOOD IN THE NORTHEAST 86 DEGREES IN NEW YORK THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD ALL RIGHT MY GOODNESS, LOOK AT THE PINK ON THE MAP EXTREME AND DANGEROUS TEMPERATURES IN THE SOUTH, IN THE NORTHEAST

THE STORY IN NEW ENGLAND WILL BE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THAT WASN'T TOO BAD IN THE MID-ATLANTIC ALL RIGHT THAT JULY HEAT IS IN FULL FORCE WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT EXPANDING TO THE EAST LATER ON >> WE'LL CHECK IN WITH YOU LATER >>> TIME FOR TODAY'S QUICK HITS

LJ LeBRON JAMES DECIDED TO FOREGO THE OPTION OF WEARING A SOCIAL JUSTICE LOGO ON HIS JERSEY HE SAID IT DIDN'T RESONATE WITH MY GOALS >>> AFTER 110 YEARS OF AVIATION, THE US NAVY HAS THEIR FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN PILOT >>> BROOKLYN ANNOUNCED HIS ENGAGEMENT >>> LEADING THE NEWS, WASHINGTON'S NFL FRANCHISE REPORTEDLY PLANS TO ANNOUNCE LATER THIS MORNING THEY WILL CHANGE THE TEAM NAME THE THIS COMES AFTER MOUNTING PRESSURE FROM SPONSORS AND FANS THE ORGANIZATION RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING IT WOULD UNDER TAKE A THOROUGH VIEW OF THE NICKNAME ACCORDING TO THE SPORTS BUSINESS JOURNAL, THE TEAM IS NOT EXPECTED TO REVEAL A NEW NAME UNTIL A LATER DATE AND THE ATLANTA BRAVES WILL NOT BE FOLLOWING THE SAME PATH THE ORGANIZATION SAID IN AN EMAIL TO SEASON TICKETHOLDERS THEY WILL NOT BE CHANGING THEIR NICKNAME, BUT ALSO TAKE A FURTHER LOOK AT THE FUTURE OF THE TOM HAWKS CHOP CHEER OFTEN DONE AT GAMES THE LETTER READ, CHANGING THE NAME OF THE BRAVES IS NOT UNDER CONSIDERATION OR DEEMED NECESSARY

>>> NOW TO A TELEMUNDO EXCLUSIVE OUR OWN JOSE SAT DOWN WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP TO TALK ABOUT THE COVID CRISIS AND DACA >> SO THAT'S AS AN EXECUTIVE ORDER, NOT AS A CONGRESSIONAL ORDER? >> IF YOU LOOK AT THE SUPREME COURT RULING, THEY GAVE THE PRESIDENT TREMENDOUS POWERS WHEN THEY SAID YOU COULD TAKE IN, IN THIS CASE 700,000 OR SO PEOPLE SO THEY GAVE POWERS BASED ON THE POWERS THEY GAVE, I'M GOING TO BE DOING AN IMMIGRATION BILL ONE OF THE ASPECTS OF THE BILL THAT YOU'LL BE HAPPY WITH, AND A LOT OF REPUBLICANS BY THE WAY, WILL BE DACA WE'LL GIVE THEM A ROAD TO CITIZENSHIP OVER THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS >> AFTER OUR INTERVIEW AIRED, THE WHITE HOUSE SAID THEY WERE WORKING ON AN EXECUTIVE ORDER TO ESTABLISH A MERIT BASED IMMIGRATION SYSTEM TO PROTECT U

S WORKERS THAT WOULD NOT INCLUDE AMNESTY I ALSO ASKED HIM ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS SURGE IN THE SOUTH AND WEST YOU HAVE CALLED YOURSELF A WARTIME PRESIDENT IS THE UNITED STATES LOSING THE CAR AGAINST COVID? >> NO, WE'RE WINNING THE WAR WE HAD AREAS THAT FLAMED UP AND THEY'RE GOING TO BE TYPE OVER A PERIOD OF TIME BUT WE HAD THIS PLAGUE SENT IN FROM CHINA, AND IT'S A DISGRACE THEY ISN'T STOP IT IN CHINA I PUT THE BAN UP IF I DIDN'T PUT THE BAN UP, WE WOULD HAVE HAD MORE CASES

ONE DEATH IS FAR TOO MANY, BUT OUR TESTING IS FAR SUPERIOR TO ANYBODY'S WE'VE TESTED ALMOST 45 MILLION PEOPLE BUT IT FLARED UP IN AREAS WHERE THEY THOUGHT IT WAS ENDING, AND THAT WOULD BE FLORIDA, TEXAS, A COUPLE OF OTHER PLACES AND THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE IT UNDER CONTROL QUICKLY >> MR PRESIDENT, VANESSA GUILLEN, ARMY SOLDIER, IMMIGRANT, HAVE YOU HEARD OF HER? >> YES, I HAVE >> SHE WAS KILLED >> THAT'S RIGHT

>> ON AN ARMY BASE IN TEXAS IS THERE SOMETHING THAT YOU COULD DO TO HAVE MORE TRANSPARENCY IN THE WAY THE ARMED FORCES INVESTIGATES SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL ABUSE? >> WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT THAT I SAW THAT ON THE NEWS AND I THOUGHT IT WAS TERRIBLE I SAVE SPECIFIC ORDERS, I WANT TO KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT IT THEY'RE GOING TO REPORT TO ME ON MONDAY ABOUT IT I'LL BE ABLE TO RELEASE SOMETHING TO YOU AT THE TIME I THOUGHT IT WAS ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE >> THE PRESIDENT SAYS THAT EXECUTIVE ORDE >>> ACTRESS JADA PINKETT SMITH CONFIRMED THAT SHE DATED A SINGER DURING A TEMPORARY SPLIT FROM HER HUSBAND, WILL SMITH SHE USED HER FACEBOOK PLAT TOMORROW TO EXPLAIN THAT A ROMANCE HAPPENED DURING A DIFFICULT TIME IN HER MARRIAGE AND SHE AND SMITH WERE SEPARATED AT THE TIME

SMITH ALSO SPOKE UP SAYING, TO MAKE MISTAKES WITHOUT THE FEAR OF LOSING YOUR FAMILY IS KRITLE WILL AND JADA PINKETT SMITH WERE MARRIED IN 1996 AND HAVE TWO CHILDREN >>> PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD HAVE FOUND WAY TO SPREAD JOYS TO OTHERS THE MAN IN NEW YORK HAS BEEN USING THE POWER OF LAUGHTER BY POSTING DAD JOKES OUTSIDE OF HIS HOME MAX PADDOCK FROM OUR AFFILIATE HAS MORE >> Reporter: THE SOUND OF SCISSORS GLIDING THROUGH PAPER A STROKE OF THE PEN THESE ARE THE SOUNDS WOODY HEARS EVERY MORNING >> IT'S A FUN THING WE'VE HAD SO MANY RESPONSES

>> Reporter: FOR THE PAST 100 DAYS, WOODY'S BEEN LIFTING SPIRITS ON THIS STREET, AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY THROUGH THE POWER OF LAUGHTER >> SHE DROVE BY THIS HOUSE IN SOUTH CAROLINA THAT HAD A JOKE OF THE DAY >> Reporter: WOODY'S BAD DAD JOKES REACHING AS FAR AS ARIZONA >> WE NEED A POSITIVE, UPLIFTING THEME OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT >> Reporter: I WANTED TO PUT WOODY'S DAD JOKE SKILLS TO THE TEST >> HOW DID THE HAMBURGER INTRODUCE HIS GIRLFRIEND MEAT PATTY CALL A MONSTER THAT LIKES TO DANCE >> I DON'T KNOW >> THE BOOGEYMAN >> ARE GLASS COFFINS GOING TO BE A SUCCESS? REMAINS TO BE SEEN >> KNOCK KNOCK >> WHO'S THERE >> BOO >> BOO WHO >> DON'T GET UPSET I'M BEATING YOU IN THE JOKE TELLING CONTEST

>> YOU BOTH DID A GREAT JOB, BUT I GIVE IT TO MATT >> 100 DAYS I'VE DONE THIS THIS IS WHAT I GET >> HANG IN THERE, WOODY CHECK OUT ALL OF THOSE JOKES >> THAT IS SO GREAT TO SEE AND CLASSIC DAD JOKES >> OH, YEAH WE NEE >>> ALL RIGHT

WELCOME BACK LET'S TALK ABOUT THE WEEK AHEAD WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THAT EXTREME AND DANGEROUS, EVEN RECORD BREAKING HEAT IN THE SOUTH TO THE NORTH, THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL PLAINS, LOOKING AT STRONG STORMS THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS THAT AREA INTO THE UPPER MIDWEST UNDER THE THREAT FOR SEVERE WEATHER IN THE EAST, LOOKING GOOD IN THE MID-ATLANTIC POSSIBILITY OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN NEW ENGLAND AND THAT TEXAS HEAT HA >>> IT'S THE TIME OF YEAR WHEN FAMILIES NORMALLY HIT THE ROAD FOR VACATION, BUT NOW MANY AMERICANS ARE STAYING PUT, WHICH HAS BEEN DEVASTATING TO RESORT COMMUNITIES

HERE'S KEVIN TIBBLES >> Reporter: IN A TYPICAL SUMMER, THIS SHOW DRAWS SEVERAL HUNDRED THOUSAND TOURISTS TO ITS WISCONSIN DELLS ARENA TO BEAR WITNESS TO THE WATER SKIING FEATS THAT WAS LAST SEASON THIS IS NOW FACING SOCIAL DISTANCING RESTRICTIONS, THE OWNER MADE THE DIFFICULT DECISION TO CLOSE THIS SUMMER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE SHOW'S NEARLY 70-YEAR HISTORY COULD YOU POSSIBLY OPEN SAFETY, GIVEN THE FACT THAT OUR BUSINESS MODEL IS BASED UPON HAVING 2500 PEOPLE IN THIS AMPHITHEATER EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR 110 STRAIGHT DAYS? THE ANSWER WAS NO, THERE WAS NO WAY WE COULD DO IT >> Reporter: HE'S ONE OF SEVERAL BUSINESS OWNERS HERE FEELING PANDEMIC PAIN THIS SUMMER THE DELLS IS OFFICIALLY WISCONSIN'S TOP TOURIST DESTINATION AND UNOFFICIALLY, THE NATION'S WATER PARK CAPITAL ATTRACTING 4 MILLION TOURISTS LAST YEAR, WHO BROUGHT IN NEARLY $2 BILLION THIS YEAR, THE PANDEMIC FORCED ATTRACTIONS TO CLOSE FOR TWO MONTHS AND TOURISTS HAVE BEEN SLOW TO RETURN AT THE ORIGINAL DUCK BOAT TOUR, TICKET SALES ARE DOWN 40%

NOAH'S ARK, THE NATION'S LARGEST WATER PARK, REPORTING THE SAME FOR GENERATIONS, TOURISM HAS BEEN THE CITY OF DELLS LIFEBLOOD >> EITHER YOU WORK IN A RESORT OR OWN A RESORT EVERYTHING WE DO HERE IS TOURISM RELATED >> Reporter: THE CITY'S PUT ON HOLD PLANS TO PURCHASE TWO NEW POLICE CARS, A GENERATOR FOR THE STORM SHELTER, EVEN NEW WINDOWS FOR THE POLICE STATION >> TO HAVE A BUSINESS AND TO WATCH THAT ERODE WITH SOMETHING LIKE COVID-19, THOSE ARE JUST TOUGH THINGS TO SWALLOW >> WHEN THE PANDEMIC HIT, MIKE KAMINSKY WAS FORCED TO FURLOUGH MORE THAN 400 EMPLOYEES

SINCE REOPENING, BUSINESS IS DOWN MORE THAN 60% AND WEDDING BOOKINGS HAVE PLUMMETED >> WE'RE NORTH OF $15 MILLION WORTH OF LOST REVENUE >> Reporter: THEY ARE WORRIED IT COULD FORCE MORE CLOSURES AND PUT THIS WATER PARK CAPITAL UNDER WATER >> WE'RE GOING TO GIVE IT EVERYTHING THAT WE HAVE TO OPEN NEXT YEAR >> Reporter: FOR NOW, HIGH HOPES FOR SMOOTHER SAILING IN TH >>> BREAKING NEWS OVERNIGHT, JOHN TRAVOLTA'S WIFE HAS DIED OF BREAST CANCER

WE HAVE THE LATEST DETAILS INCLUDING A STATEMENT >> AN EXPLOSION AN MASSIVE FIRE ON BOARD A NAVY SHIP IN CALIFORNIA SAILORS INJURED SMOKE VISIBLE FOR MILES FEW DETAILS THIS MORNING ON THE DANGERS >>> SUNSHINE STATE OVERTAKES NEW YORK BY THE THOUSANDS AS FLORIDA RECORDS THE LARGEST NUMBER OF CASES FOR ITS SINGLE DAY TOPPING 15,000 >>> WITH THOSE STAGGERING NUMBERS THE DEATH TOLL IS ON THE RISE >> MASSIVE SHOVE SUPPORT TO HONOR Ft

HOOD SOLDIER VANESSA GUILLEN WILL JUSTICE BE SERVED >>> AND WE'LL INTRODUCE TO YOU THE SANITATION WORKER WHO DARED TO MAKE HIS DREAM COME TRUE A BUSY MONDAY AHEAD "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >>> GOOD MORNING TO YOU I'M CORI COFFIN >> I'M CYNTHIA ERIVO WE BEGIN WITH BREAKING NEWS NEWS HOLLYWOOD LOST A STAR WIFE OF JOHN TRAVOLTA LOST HER TWO YEAR PRIVATE BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER

SHE KEPT THAT PART PRIVATE HER HUSBAND OF 28 YEARS BROKE THE NEWS ON INSTAGRAM HE WROTE IN PART IT IS WITH A VERY HEAVY HEART I INFORM YOU MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE KELLY HAS LOST HAD HER TWO YEAR BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER SHE FOUGHT A COURAGEOUS FIGHT KELLY'S LOVE AND LIFE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED TRAVOLTA SAID HE'LL BE TAKING SOME TIME OFF TO BE WITH THE COUPLE'S CHILDREN IN SEPTEMBER OF 2019 TRAVOLTA AND PRESTON CELEBRATED THEIR 20th HE WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

KELLY CHOSE TO KEEP HER FIGHT PRIVATE AND HAS BEEN UNDERGOING MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR SOME TIME SUPPORTED BY HER CLOSEST FAMILY AND FRIEND, KELLY PRESTON DEAD THE AT THE AGE OF 27 >>> EMERGENCY CREWS ARE INVESTIGATING A FIRE ON A MILITARY SHIP THAT LEFT 21 PEOPLE WERE INJURED FIREFIGHTERS WERE CALLED OUT AT 9:00 AM AFTER AN EXPLOSION ON THE USS BONHOMME RICHARD >> THERE WAS A REPORT OF AN INTERNAL EXPLOSION WHAT WE CANNOT ASCERTAIN WHAT THE EXPLOSION WAS CAUSED FROM

PRESSURIZATION IS WHAT CAUSED THE EXPLOSION >> ABOUT 160 SAILORS WERE ON BOARD THAT SHIP AT THE TIME OF THE FIRE THE ENTIRE CREW WAS ABLE TO DISEMBARK AND EACH SAILOR ACCOUNTED FOR 17 SAILORS AND FOUR CIVILIANS ARE BEING TREATED AT LOCAL HOSPITALS FOR INJURIES >>> CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC SPIKES AROUND THE WORLD HERE IN THE STATES FLORIDA IS THAT EARS NEW RECORD THE SUNSHINE STATE HAS THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF CASES IN A SINGLE DAY WITH MORE THAN 15,000 INFECTIONS WE GO TO ORLANDO FOR THE LATEST >> Reporter: GOOD MORNING FLORIDA DIDN'T JUST SMASH ITS OWN RECORD WITH THOSE 15,300 CASES IT SMASHED A RECORD OF ANY STATE IN THE COUNTRY SINCE THE PANDEMIC START WAD SINGLE DAY OF NEW COVID CASES

NOT A WORD ON THE POSSIBILITY OF A LOCKDOWN OR EVEN A MANDATORY MAVERICK MANDATE THROUGHOUT FLORIDA FOR A STATE ALREADY SMASHING COVID RECORDS FLORIDA SOARING TO A NEW STRATOSPHERE >> THAT'S A LOT OF NEW CASES >> THAT NUMBER A LITTLE BIT RIDICULOUS >> Reporter: PHYSICIANS SOUNDING THE ALARM >> THEY ARE DYING OUR LOVED ONES ARE DYING YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT THOSE PEOPLE THAT YOU'RE INTERACTING WITH >> Reporter: FLORIDA FATALITIES THIS WEEK OVER 500 MIAMI-DADE HOSPITALS ARE AT 94% ICU CAPACITY WITH THE MAYOR CONFIRMING SIX ARE NOW FULL

>> OUR ICU CAPACITY IS CAUSING US CONCERN WE CAN CRACK OPEN ANOTHER 500 >> Reporter: IF THE SUNSHINE STATE WERE ITS OWN COUNTRY IT WOULD RANK FOURTH HIGHEST BEHIND THE UNITED STATES, BRAZIL AND INDIA DESPITE THE EXPLOSION OF INFECTIONS MANY RULES REMAIN UNCHANGED MASKS ARE NOT REQUIRED AND FLORIDA'S BEACHES AND BUSINESSES REMAIN OPEN >> THEY ARE DOING TEMPERATURE SCREENINGS >> Reporter: EVEN DISNEYWORLD BACK THIS WEEKEND, THIS FAMILY FROM CALIFORNIA SAID CONDITIONS ARE NOT WHAT YOU MIGHT EXPECT

>> THE CAPACITY IS VERY, VERY REDUCED YOU CAN WALK ANYWHERE IN THE PARK AND NOT BUMP INTO ANYBODY >> Reporter: SIGNS OF SOCIAL DISTANCING AND CAUTIOUS BEHAVIOR KEY TO KEEPING THIS ALREADY SPIRALING CRISIS FROM DEEPENING >> WHAT YOU SEE ACROSS THE STATE RIGHT NOW ON A SCALE OF ONE TO TEN HOW WORRIED ARE YOU? >> I'M ON THAT EIGHT TO NINE SCALE OF WORRY >> Reporter: AS YOU DIGEST THE RECORD NUMBERS IT'S IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT THAT TEST IS PART OF THE STORY HERE FLORIDA PERFORMING 140,000 TESTS, EASILY THE MOST SO FAR FOUR DAYS AGO THE RATE OF THOSE COMING BACK POSITIVE WAS 20% NOW 135%

HOSPITALS AND ERs CAN BE OVERWHELMED >>> SIX MONTHS INTO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC AND PRESIDENT TRUMP FINALLY WORE A MASK IN PUBLIC FOR THE FIRST TIME HE DID SO WHILE VISITING WALTER REED MEDICAL CENTER THIS WEEKEND THE THIS REPORT SURFACED THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS ACTIVELY TRYING TO DISCREDIT DR ANTHONY FAUCI WE HEAD TO TRACIE POTTS

>> Reporter: DIRE WARNINGS THEY DON'T WANT DIRE WARNINGS THAT DR ANTHONY FAUCI HAS BEEN GIVING THE WHITE HOUSE SOME SAYING FAUCI HAS MADE MISTAKES ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE SAYS THAT HE GOT SOME THINGS WRONG THERE HAS BEEN A BIG DISCONNECT BETWEEN DR FAUCI AND PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYING WE'RE DOING GREAT, DEALING WITH THIS VIRUS, FAUCI HAS SAID WE CAN GET TO THE POINT WHERE WE SEE 100,000 NEW CASES A DAY HE'S CRITICIZED SOME STATES FOR RE-OPENING TOO SOON NOW THE ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING TO USE ITS VERY EARLY WORDS AGAINST HIM BEFORE THE FIRST CASE WAS EVEN REPORTED HERE IN THE UNITED STATES WHEN FAUCI SAID CORONAVIRUS OF NOT GOING TO BE A MAJOR THREAT

HE IS STILL ON THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE BUT HE'S STAYING IN THE BACKGROUND IN FACT, HE'S NOT COMMENTING ABOUT THIS LATEST — THESE LATEST EFFORTS TO DISCREDIT HIM FAUCI DID SAY LAST WEEK HE HE HAD NOT BRIEFED THE PRESIDENT PERSONALLY IN THE LAST TWO MONTHS THEY ARE KEEPING HIM IN THE BACKGROUND BACK TO YOU >> THANK YOU >>> THE HORRIFIC KILLING OF ARMY SPECIALIST VANESSA GUILLEN HAS SWEPT THE COUNTRY PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED IT ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE HE'LL BE BRIEFED ON HER CASE TODAY

HER DEATH SPARKED RENEWED CALLS FOR A CLOSER LOOK AT HOW THE MILITARY HANDLES CLAIMS OF ABUSE AND HARASSMENT >> Reporter: A CONVOY OF CARS IN SAN ANTONIO TRAVELED 13 MILES IN HONOR OF ARMY SPECIALIST VANESSA GUILLEN HER DISAPPEARANCE GAINING NATIONAL ATTENTION WITH PROTESTERS DEMANDING JUSTICE AND NOW THE ARMY SECRETARY IS ORDERING AN INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE COMMAND CLIMATE AND CULTURE AT Ft HOOD, ADDING WE'RE SADDENED AND DEEPLY TROUBLED BY THE LOSS OF ONE OF OUR OWN VANESSA GUILLEN WAS LAST SEEN ON BASE APRIL 22nd SETTING OFF A SEARCH WITH LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT, FELLOW SOLDIERS AND MILITARY POLICE INVESTIGATORS FOUND THE 20-YEAR-OLD'S REMAINS LATE JUNE NOT FAR FROM Ft

HOOD ACCORDING TO A CRIMINAL COMPLAINT FILED IN FEDERAL COURT, ARMY SPECIALITY AARON ROBINSON A SUSPECT IN HER KILLING DIED BY SUICIDE WHEN CONFRONTED BY POLICE CECILY AGUILAR IS ACCUSED OF HELPING ROBINSON OF DISPOSING VANESSA GUILLEN'S BODY THE SOLDIER'S GRIEVING FAMILY WANTS ANSWERS AND ACCOUNTABILITY >> MY SISTER DESERVES JUSTICE >> Reporter: AN ALTERNATIVE REPRESENTING THE FAMILY SAYS VANESSA GUILLEN TOLD THEM BEFORE SHE VANISHED SHE HAD BEEN SEXUALLY HARASSED BY A SUPERVISOR THE ARMY'S CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION ORGANIZATION SAID THEY HAD NO CREDIBLE REPORT THIS HAPPENED PRESIDENT TRUMP WEIGHED IN ON THE CASE >> THE IS THERE SOMETHING YOU COULD DO TO HAVE MORE TRANSPARENCY IN THE WAY THE ARMED FORCE INVESTIGATE SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL ABUSE? >> THEY ARE GOING TO BE REPORTING TO ME ON MONDAY ABOUT IT I THOUGHT IT WAS HORRIBLE >> Reporter: LOVED ONES ARE FIGHTING TO KEEP VANESSA GUILLEN'S STORY ALIVE >> MY SISTER DID NOT DESERVE THIS VANESSA GUILLEN DID NOT DESERVE THIS >> Reporter: KATHY PARKS, NBC NEWS >>> TIME TO GET A CHECK OF YOUR MONDAY WEATHER WITH METEOROLOGIST MICHELE GROSSMAN GOOD MORNING, HAPPY MONDAY >> IT'S GOING TO BE A HOT ONE IN THE SOUTH

EXTREME HEAT IN PLACE LAST WEEK WE'LL SEE IT ALL THIS WEEK TOO THAT AIR OF HIGH PRESSURE FULLY IN PLACE LET'S LOOK AT THE TEMPERATURES THAT YOU CAN EXPECT TODAY WE'RE LOOKING AT TEMPERATURES NEAR 100 DEGREES A LOT OF TEMPERATURES OVER 100 DEGREES IN MANY PLACES PHOENIX 113 LET'S SHOW YOU THE REDS AND PINKS HUMIDITY WILL BE A LOT HOTTER THAN THAT

EXTREME HEAT STAYS IN PLACE, 104 ON WEDNESDAY, AND TULSA TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 90s FACTOR IN THE HUMIDITY IT WILL FEEL A LOT HOTTER THAN THAT AUSTIN 103, WEDNESDAY SO IN ADDITION TO THE HEAT WE HAVE THAT HEAT INPLACE, MOISTURE IN PLACE THAT WILL BE A TRIGGER FOR SOME STORMS HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD LOOK AT THOSE TEMPERATURES OH, MY GOODNESS

WE'LL SEE A LOT OF KIDDIES IN THE POOL TEMPERATURES OVER 100 DEGREES IN MANY SPOTS MID-ATLANTIC NOT LOOKING BAD SOME STORMS IN THE NORTHEAST THAT HEAT EXPANDS TO THE EAST INCLUDING PARTS OF NEW YORK, MID-ATLANTIC, NEW ENGLAND WE'LL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT COMING UP >>> CROSSING GUARDS IN ONE FLORIDA COUNTY ARE DITCHING THEIR CLASSIC WHISTLES FOR A NEW DEVICE SINCE THEY HAVE TO WEAR A MASK, THEY WILL USE A HAND-HELD DEVICE THAT MAKES A SIMILAR SOUND AT THE PRESS OF A >>> THE SEARCH FOR MISSING GLEE ACTREAT NAYA RIVERA IS EXPECTED TO RESUME CABINS WERE SEARCHED AND BOATS CONTINUED TO SEARCH THE MURKY WATERS INVESTIGATORS SAID RIVERA DROWNED DURING A BOATING TRIP WITH HER 3-YEAR-OLD SON WHO WAS FOUND SLEEPING IN HIS LIFE JACKET ON THE BOAT >>> WASHINGTON'S NFL FRANCHISE REPORTEDLY PLANS TO ANNOUNCE LATER THIS MORNING THAT THEY WILL CHANGE THEIR TEAM NAME THE ANTICIPATED ANNOUNCEMENT COMES AFTER MOUNTING PRESSURE FROM SPONSORS AND FANS THE ORGANIZATION PREVIOUSLY RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING IT WOULD UNDERTAKE A THOROUGH REVIEW OF THE NICKNAME ACCORDING TO THE SPORTS BUSINESS JOURNAL THE TEAM IS NOT EXPECTED TO REVEAL A NEW NAME UNTIL A LATER DATE ATLANTA BRAVES WILL NOT BE FOLLOWING THE SAME PATH

ORGANIZATION SAID IN AN EMAIL TO SEASON TICKET HOLDERS THEY WILL NOT CHANGE THEIR NICKNAME BUT THE TAKE A FURTHER LOOK AT THE FUTURE OF THE TOM AHAWK CHEER THE LETTER READ, THROUGH OUR CONVERSATIONS CHANGING THE NAME OF THE BRAVES IS NOT UNDER CONSIDERATION OR DEEMED NECESSARY >> MODEL IS MAKING HIS TRY AS THE FIRST OPENLY TRANSGENDER MODEL TO BE FEATURED IN THE "SPORTS ILLUSTRATED" ISSUE SHE WAS CROWNED THE 2020 ROOKIE OF THE YEAR FOR THE UPCOMING ISSUE SHE MADE HISTORY LAST YEAR WHEN SHE WAS HIRED BY VICTORIA SECRET AS THE L >>> IN TODAY'S QUICK HITS LEBRON JAMES HAS DECIDED TO FOREGO THE OPTION OF WEARING A SOCIAL JUSTICE RELATED STATEMENT ON HIS JERSEY DURING THE NBA RESTART HE SAID IT DIDN'T SERIOUSLY RESONATE WITH MY MISSION, MY GOAL >>> AFTER 110 YEARS OF AVIATION THE U

S NAVY HAS ITS FIRST BLACK FEMALE TECHNICAL JET PILOT LIEUTENANT JUNIOR KRAD IS EXPECTED TO RECEIVE HER WING OF GOLD ON JULY 31st >>> CONGRATULATIONS TO HER AND BROOKLYN IS ENGAGED >>> WE HAVE BEEN TALKING A LOT OF ABOUT THE FINANCIAL IMPACT OF COVID IN OUR ECONOMY, THE RETAIL HAS TAKEN A HUGE HIT ALONG WITH THAT, MALLS ONCE A MAIN STAY OF THE AMERICAN SHOPPING EXPERIENCE THERE ARE NOW ON THE BRINK OF EXTINCTION >> Reporter: LOTS OF SPACE IN THIS MALL

IT'S BEEN A PART OF AMERICAN CULTURE AND THE ECONOMY FOR GENERATIONS BUT THE FUTURE OF THE TRADITIONAL MALL MORE UNCERTAIN THAN EVER WITH THE COVID CRISIS CLOSING STORES FOR MONTHS ON END AND IN SOME CASES CLOSING UP FOR GOOD THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED IN PHOENIX GOING OUT OF BUSINESS LAST MONTH AFTER ALMOST 50 YEARS >> CAME HERE EVERY SATURDAY WITH MY MOM >> Reporter: METRO CENTER IS THE LATEST CASUALTY BRICK-AND-MORTAR STORES SHUTTING PERMANENTLY AS ONLINE SHOPPING BECOMES A BIGGER PART OF THE NEW NORMAL >> WHAT HAS CORONAVIRUS DONE TO THE DEMISE OF MALLS? >> 400 MALLS MAY NOT MAKE IT AS A RESULT OF COVID BECAUSE TENANTS DON'T HAVE THE ABILITY NOT THAT THEY DON'T WANT TO PAY THEIR RENT THEY DON'T HAVE THE FINANCIAL MEANS

>> Reporter: NOW EXPERTS SAY IN THIS ECONOMIC HEALTH CRISIS SHOPPERS ARE SPENDING MORE CAREFULLY THAN EVER AND AVOIDING MALLS AND CROWDS CORONAVIRUS HAS ALSO DEVASTATED MULTIPLEX MOVIE THEATERS THE ATTACHED TO MALLS, SO MANY OF THEM ARE CLOSED CUTTING OFF AN IMPORTANT SOURCE OF FOOT TRAFFIC TO THE MALL HOW DOES THE MOVIE THEATER FACTOR CHANGE WHAT HAPPENS FOR MALLS AND THEIR ABILITY TO SURVIVE >> THAT IS THE $10 MILLION QUESTION THE FUTURE OF THE MOVIE THEATERS ARE GOING TO BE ACTUALLY THE BIGGEST CHANGE IN THE MALL WE'VE CELL PHONE LANDLORDS WHO ARE ALREADY THINKING ABOUT HOW TO MOVE THAT BASE >> Reporter: THAT REINVENTION IS ALREADY UNDER WAY IN HOUSTON THIS FORMER SEARS WILL BECOME HOME FOR REQUESTED MAKE RESEARCH, APARTMENTS AND RETAIL STORES OTHER IDEAS TURN THE SPRAWLING SPACES VACATED BY DEPARTMENT STORES INTO MINI FULFILLMENT CENTERS, GROCERY STORES GYMS AND DIVIDING THE REAL ESTATE FOR SMALLER STORES THAT GOT THEIR START ONLINE PERHAPS A NEW CIRC >>> WELCOME BACK ON THIS MONDAY MORNING WHERE WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE HEAT THAT'S STILL IN PLACE IN THE SOUTH DANGEROUS EXTREME HEAT, RECORD BREAKING HEAT IN PARTS OF TEXAS

WITH THAT HEAT IN PLACE ALSO THE TRIGGER OF A COLD FRONT WE'LL SEE POTENTIAL FOR STRONG STORMS EVEN SEVERE STORMS IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS, CENTRAL PLAINS INTO THE UPPER MIDWEST MID-ATLANTIC LOOKS GOOD WE'LL SEE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN NEW ENGLAND AND ALSO PARTS OF VIRGINIA AND THE CAROLINAS THAT STORM RISK MOVES TO TASTE BY WEDNESDAY, THE OHIO VALLEY YOU ARE IN THE MIX >>> WE ARE BACK WITH AN INSPIRING STORY ABOUT NEVER GIVING UP PAP FORMER MARYLAND GARBAGE COLLECTOR REACHING FOR DREAMS SO MANY SAID COULDN'T BE ACHIEVED AND HOW HE PROVED THEM ALL WRONG >> I'M REALLY NERVOUS

>> Reporter: THE NAIL BITING MOMENT GOING VIRAL THE MINUTE JUST BEFORE 24-YEAR-OLD FOUND OUT WHETHER OR NOT HE GOT INTOE LAW SCHOOL NOT JUST ANY LAW SCHOOL BUT HIS DREAM HARVARD >> CONGRATULATIONS >> TELL ME ABOUT THAT MOMENT >> GREATEST MOMENT IN MY LIFE >> GREATEST MOMENT IN A LIFE MARKED BY HARDSHIP PAP MOTHER GONE WHEN HE WAS 8 LONG BOUTS OF ILLNESS FOR HIMSELF AND HIS DAD AND HIS FAMILY'S FINANCIAL STRUGGLES >> THERE WERE TIMES WE JUST DIDN'T HAVE ELECTRICITY, DIDN'T HAVE FOOD IN THE FRIDGE AND CONSENT STRAIGHT ON SCHOOL WAS HARD I DIDN'T EVEN SEE A PLACE FOR ME AT SCHOOL

>> OF ALL THE COLLEAGUES YOU APPLIED TO SAID YES TO YOU >> Reporter: HE NEVER GAVE UP HE GOT ACCEPTED TO COLLEGE IN MARYLAND >> AT TIMES HE DIDN'T EVEN HAVE TIME TO TIDY UP TO GO SCHOOL >> YES THAT WAS PRETTY EMBARRASSING >> Reporter: LOVED ONES NEVER GAVE UP ON HIM BIG BROTHER REGGIE PUTTING HIS OWN COLLEGE STUDIES ON HOLD WORKING IN THE WASTE INDUSTRY TO HELP THE FAMILY MAKE ENDS MEET >> IT WASN'T ABOUT ME >> Reporter: A MENTOR EVEN SETTING UP A GO FUND ME SITE TO HELP COVER TUITION COSTS EVERYONE'S HARD WORK LEADING UP TO THAT FATEFUL MOMENT WHEN YOU SEE HARVARD, WHAT DO YOU SEE? >> I SEE MY FAMILY AND ALL OF MY ACCOMPLISHMENTS ON THE EXTENSION OF THEIR SACRIFICES THAT'S WHAT COMES IN MY MIND I'M NOT GOING HARVARD WE'RE GOING TO HARVARD WE ARE HERE

WE FINALLY DID IT >> THANKS FOR THAT STORY AND THE SE SELFLESSNESS HARVARD OFFERS FREE AND LOW COST TUTORING FOR THEM THIS IS FOR EVERYBODY ELSE TO BENEFIT, NOT JUST ME >> INCREDIBLE I WANT TO SPREAD THE LOVE OUT HOW ABOUT THIS NEXT ONE? DIVERS IN THE FLORIDA KEYS PARTIED AT AN UNDERWATER MUSIC FESTIVAL IT FEATURED MEASURE MAIDS ON GUITARS

THEY HAD TO INCLUDE THE THEME SONG "THE LITTLE >>> BREAKING NEWS OVERNIGHT KELLY PRESTON, WIFE OF ACTOR JOHN TRAVOLTA, HAS DIED AFTER A TWO-YEAR BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER >>> AND DEVELOPING OVERNIGHT, NEW DETAILS SURROUNDING THE MILITARY SHIP FIRE IN SAN DIEGO THAT LEFT 21 INJURED >>> FLORIDA SETTING A STAGGERING NEW SINGLE DAY RECORD FOR COVID CASES, TOPPING 15,000 HOSPITALS OVERWHELMED AND THE WHITE HOUSE CONTINUES ITS FEUD WITH ANTHONY FAUCI >>> A MASSIVE SHOW OF SUPPORT TO HONOR VANESSA GUILLEN, FOUND MURDERED AFTER HER FAMILY SAID SHE COMPARED OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT >>> AND THE DADDY/DAUGHTER CLASS THAT'S HELPING THESE PARENTS BUILD STRONGER BONDS IT'S MONDAY, JULY 13 "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >>> GOOD MORNING >> WE BEGIN WITH SOME BREAKING NEWS OUT OF HOLLYWOOD KELLY PRESTON, ACTRCTRESS AND W OF JOHN TRAVOLTA, HAS DIED OF BREAST CANCER, ACCORDING TO HER HUSBAND WHO ANNOUNCED THE NEWS HE WROTE, IN PART, IT IS WITH A VERY HEAVY HEART THAT I INFORM YOU THAT MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE KELLY HAS LOST HER BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER SHE FOUGHT A COURAGEOUS FIGHT WITH THE LOVE AND SUPPORT OF SO MANY KELLY'S LOVE AND LIFE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED HE ALSO SAID HE WILL BE TAKING TIME OFF TO BE WITH THE COUPLE'S TWO CHILDREN, DAUGHTER ELA, WHO IS 20, AND 9-YEAR-OLD SON, BENJAMIN ACCORDING TO A FAMILY REPRESENTATIVE, KELLY CHOSE TO KEEP HER FIGHT PRIVATE, AND HAD BEEN UNDERGOING MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR SOME TIME, SUPPORTED BY HER CLOSEST FAMILY AND FRIENDS KELLY STARRED IN "JERRY MAGUIRE," "BATTLEFIELD EARTH" AND MOST RECENTLY IN WITH HER HUSBAND

>>> WE TURN TO SAN DIEGO WHERE CREWS ARE INVESTIGATING A FIRE ABOARD A MILITARY SHIP THAT LEFT AT LEAST 21 PEOPLE INJURED OFFICIALS SAY FIREFIGHTERS WERE CALLED OUT TO THE SCENE ABOUT 9:00 SUNDAY MORNING AFTER AN APPARENT EXPLOSION ON THE "U"US S BONHAMME RICHARD >> THERE WAS A REPORT OF AN INTERNAL EXPLOSION, WHAT WE CANNOT ALSOER TAN IS WHAT THAT EXPLOSION WAS CAUSED FROM INITIAL REPORTS IS A BACK CRAFT O — BACK DRAFT OF OVERPRESSURIZATION AS THE COMPARTMENT WAS HEATING UP >> 160 SAILORS WERE ON BOARD OF THAT SHIP AT THE TIME OF THE FIRE THE ENTIRE CREW WAS ABLE TO DISEMBARK

17 SAILORS AND FOUR CIVILIANS ARE BEING TREATED AT LOCAL HOSPITALS FOR NONLIFE THREATENING INJURIES THE OFFICIAL CAUSE STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION >>> AS THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC SPIKES AROUND THE WORLD, HERE IN THE STATES, FLORIDA SHATTERS A NEW RECORD THE SUNSHINE STATE HAS THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF CASES IN A SINGLE DAY, WITH MORE THAN 15,000 INFECTIONS OUR SAM BROCK IS IN ORLANDO WITH THE LATEST >> Reporter: FRANCES, GOOD MORNING FLORIDA DIDN'T JUST SMASH ITS OWN RECORD WITH THOSE 15,300 CASES, IT SMASHED THE RECORD OF ANY STATE IN THE COUNTRY WITH A SINGLE DAY OF NEW COVID CASES NOT A WORD SO FAR OF THE POSSIBILITY OF A LOCKDOWN OR EVEN A MANDATORY MASK MANDATE THROUGHOUT FLORIDA FOR A STATE SMASHING COVID RECORDS, FLORIDA HAD 15,300 CASES

>> THAT'S A LOT OF NEW CASES WOW THAT'S A LOT >> OF THAT NUMBER, IT'S A LITTLE BIT RIDICULOUS >> Reporter: PHYSICIANS SOUNDING THE ALARM >> PEOPLE ARE DYING THEY'RE NOT JUST GETTING SICK, THEY ARE DYING AND YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT THOSE PEOPLE YOU'RE INTERACTING WITH >> Reporter: FLORIDA'S FATALITIES THIS WEEK, OVER 500 IN MIAMI-DADE, HOSPITALS ARE AT 94% ICU CAPACITY, WITH THE MAYOR CONFIRMING SIX ARE NOW FULL >> IT'S OUR ICU CAPACITY THAT'S CAUSING US CONCERN BUT LIKE I SAID, WE CAN CRANK UP ANOTHER 500

>> Reporter: IF THE SUNSHINE STATE WEREITS OWN COUNTRY, IT WOULD RANK FOURTH HIGHEST THE WORLD FOR NEW COVID CASES DESPITE THE EXPLOSION OF INFECTIONS, MANY RULES REMAIN UNCHANGED MASKS ARE NOT REQUIRED STATEWIDE, AND FLORIDA'S BEACHES AND BUSINESSES REMAIN OPEN >> YOU CAN SEE THAT THEY ARE DOING TEMPERATURE SCREENINGS >> Reporter: EVEN DISNEY WORLD, BACK THIS WEEKEND THE EVANS FAMILY FROM CALIFORNIA, SAYS CONDITIONS ARE NOT WHAT YOU MIGHT EXPECT >> THE CAPACITY IS VERY REDUCED

YOU CAN WALK ANYWHERE IN THE PARK AND NOT BUMP INTO ANYBODY >> Reporter: SIGNS OF SOCIAL DISTANCING AND CAUTIOUS BEHAVIOR, KEY TO KEEP THING ALREADY SPIRALING CRISIS FROM DEEPENING >> WHAT YOU'RE SEEING ACROSS THE STATE RIGHT NOW, ON A SCALE OF 1 TO 10, HOW WORRIED ARE YOU >> I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT I'M ON THAT 8 TO 9 SCALE OF WORRY THERE ISN'T AN INCIDFINITE SUPP OF PHYSICIANS TO TAKE CARE OF PATIENTS >> Reporter: FLORIDA RECEIVING 140,000 TESTS FOUR DAYS AGO THE RATE OF THOSE COMING BACK POSITIVE IS 20% NOW, 135% FRANCES, BACK TO YOU >> SAM, THANK YOU

>>> NOW TO ANOTHER BATTLE IN THIS COUNTRY OVER FACEMASKS AS RETAIL EMPLOYEES ARE FORCED TO DEAL WITH GROWING VERBAL AND PHYSICAL ABUSE FROM CUSTOMERS WHO REFUSE TO FOLLOW THE RULES HERE'S ANNE THOMPSON >> Reporter: HERE IN LAKELAND, FLORIDA, EMPLOYEES KNOW HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT LATE AND NOW HOW TO COOL DOWN THE PERCOLATING ISSUE OF A LOCAL MASK MANDATE >> BUT WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE KIND WE'RE APPROACHING A SITUATION LIKE THIS, WHAT DO WE MEAN >> PAEMPATHY >> Reporter: THE OWNER TEACHING HIS 15 EMPLOYEES CONFLICT RESOLUTION >> NOW GET TO WORK >> Reporter: TO AVOID SCENES LIKE THIS >> ANYONE HARASSING ME TO WEAR A MASK YOU ARE VIOLATING FEDERAL LAW

>> Reporter: AS IT PUSHES PATIENCE PAST THE BOILING POINT — >> BACK OFF! >> Reporter: WITH RETAIL AND OTHER WORKERS TAKING FIRE >> PLEASE LEAVE >> THEY'RE THE ONES THAT HAVE TO ENFORCE THIS THING THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE THOSE TOUGH CONVERSATIONS >> Reporter: CONVERSATIONS MacARTHUR'S EMPLOYEES SAY IS EASIER WITH A STRATEGY >> ONE PERSON SAID MY MASK IS IN THE CAR, CAN I JUST ORDER A COFFEE >> Reporter: ALREADY WORKING LONG HOURS AND CONSTANTLY EXPOSED TO THE PUBLIC, SOME ARGUE FRONTLINE WORKERS SHOULDN'T HAVE TO BE THE MASK POLICE, AS WELL >> ENFORCEMENT BELONGS WITH LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT

IT IS JUST SIMPLY UNREASONABLE FOR THAT TO FALL TO A RETAILER >> Reporter: THERE ARE SIGNS AT THE BLACK AND BREW, AND REMINDERS >> THERE'S ALWAYS GOING TO BE DIFFICULT CUSTOMERS THAT'S JUST HOW THE SERVICE INDUSTRY IS >> Reporter: WHEN THOSE CUSTOMERS STEP OUT OF LINE, JUST LIKE THE NO SHOES, NO SHIRT, NO SERVICE REQUIREMENT, LEGAL EXPERT SAYS THE LAW SIDES WITH THE BUSINESS >> A CUSTOMER BECOMES VIOLENT, THE CUSTOMER CAN BE PROSECUTED FOR ASSAULT >> Reporter: BEFORE IT GETS THAT FAR, THIS BUSINESS HOPING A SMILE AND A KIND WORD WILL MAKE COVERING UP EASIER TO SWALLOW

ANNE THOMPSON, NBC NEWS, NEW YORK >>> AFTER BEING FRONT AND CENTER WITH THE WHITE HOUSE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE, DR ANTHONY FAUCI IS BEING SIDELINED >> Reporter: THE WHITE HOUSE WRITING ITS OWN NEW PRESCRIPTION FOR MANAGING THE PANDEMIC CRISIS A STRATEGY TO SIDELINE THE NATION'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT, DR ANTHONY FAUCI, REDUCING HIS PUBLIC VISIBILITY >> WE ARE STILL KNEE DEEP IN THE FIRST WAVE OF THIS >> Reporter: OFFICIALS ARE QUIETLY PROVIDING A LIST OF FAUCI'S PUBLIC COMMENTS AND ADVICE DATING BACK SEVERAL MONTHS TO UNDERMINE HIS CREDIBILITY THE WHITE HOUSE POINTED TO HIS JANUARY PREDICTIONS THAT CORONAVIRUS WAS NOT A MAJOR THREAT AND LIKELY HAD NO ASYMPTOMATIC SPREAD

OFFICIALS OFFERED THIS FEBRUARY TV APPEARANCE >> THERE WAS NO NEED TO CHANGE ANYTHING IF YOU'RE DOING ON A DAY BY DAY BASIS >> Reporter: OFFICIALS TO NOTE THAT FAUCI'S VIEWS WERE CONSIDERED ACCURATE AT THE TIME BUT THE SCIENCE EVOLVES THE EFFORT TO DIMINISH HIM STARTS AT THE TOP >> I DISAGREE WITH HIM DR

FAUCI SAID DON'T WEAR MASKS, NOW WEAR THEM >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT'S HEAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS TESTING ALSO UNDERCUT HIS COLLEAGUE >> DR FAUCH SII IS NOT 100% RI >> Reporter: DR

FAUCI HAS SERVED SIX PRESIDENTS HIS APPROVAL RATING WAS 67% LAST MONTH E PRESIDENT IN THAT SAME POLL LAGGED BEHIND AT 26% APPROVAL THEIR ASSESSMENT ABOUT THE CRISIS NOW OFF DIVERGE >> WE HAVE THE GREATEST TESTING PROGRAM IN THE WORLD >> I DON'T THINK YOU CAN SAY WE'RE DOING GREAT >> Reporter: DR

FAUCI DECLINED COMMENT THIS WEEKEND, THE PRESIDENT ULTIMATELY FOLLOWED THAT MASK ADVICE, DONNING ONE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PUBLIC SATURDAY OF COURSE, THIS WHITE HOUSE STRATEGY DID NOT POINT OUT THE MANY INSTANCE WHERE IS THE PRESIDENT HAS SAID FALSE OR MISLEADING THINGS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS OVER THESE MANY MONTHS THE DOCUMENT ABOUT DR FAUCI HAD THE APPEARANCE OF OPPOSITION RESEARCH THAT WOULD BE USED IN A POLITICAL CAMPAIGN AGAINST AN OPPONENT DR FAUCI REMAINS A PART OF THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE, AND HE'S STILL ON THE JOB FRANCES? >> KELLY, THANK YOU

>>> SOME PRETTY BIG SPORTS NEWS WASHINGTON'S NFL FRANCHISE PLANS TO ANNOUNCE LATER THIS MORNING THAT THEY WILL MAKE CHANGES TO THE TEAM NAME THEY ANTICIPATE AN ANNOUNCEMENT COMES AFTER PRESSURE FROM SPONSORS AND FANS THE ORGANIZATION RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING IT WOULD BE UNDERTAKING A THOROUGH REVIEW OF THE NICKNAME DUE TO ITS RACIAL STEREOTYPE ACCORDING TO THE SPORTS BUSINESS JOURNAL, THE TEAM IS NOT EXPECTED TO REVEAL A NEW NAME UNTIL A LATER DATE >>> THE ATLANTA BRAVES WILL NOT FOLLOW THE SAME PATH THE ORGANIZATION SAID THEY WILL NOT CHANGE THEIR NICKNAME BUT WILL LOOK AT THE FUTURE OF THE TOMAHAWK CHOP CHEER DONE AT GAMES THE LETTER READ, CHANGING THE NAME OF THE BRAVES IS NOT UNDER CONSIDERATION

>>> AFTER CLINCHING HIS FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON, THE BRITISH RACER RAISED HIS RIGHT FIST IN THE BLACK POWER SALUTE AND ALSO WHILE STANDING IN THE PODIUM HE ALSO WORE A BLACK LIVES MATTER T-SHIRT >>> ALL RIGHT LET'S GET A FIRST CHECK OF YOUR FORECAST WITH MICHELLE GROSSMAN GOOD MORNING, MICHELLE >> GOOD MORNING, GUYS I'M SO, SO HAPPY TO BE WITH YOU THIS MORNING WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE HEAT ONCE AGAIN THIS MORNING A HUGE HIGH DOME OF HIGH PRESSURE IN PLACE, AND THAT IS PUMPING IN THAT HOT AIR TODAY

SO WE'RE LOOKING AT ANOTHER DANGEROUS DAY OF HEAT AND EXTREME HEAT, EVEN RECORD-BREAKING HEAT AS WE GO THROUGHOUT THIS MONDAY THE TEMPERATURES ARE WARM OVER 100 DEGREES IN MANY SPOTS YOU FACTOR IN THAT HUMIDITY, THOUGH, THAT'S WHERE IT GETS REAL DANGEROUS LOOKING AT 109, THAT'S SOMEWHAT IT WILL FEEL LIKE IN HOUSTON, AND 102 IN CHARLESTON THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD ALL RIGHT WE'RE LOOKING AT VERY HOT TEMPERATURES IN THE SOUTH

TEMPERATURE, 107 IN LUBBOCK 106 TO THE NORTH THE NORTHEAST, NOT TOO BAD IN TERMS OF TEMPERATURES WE HAVE A COLD FRONT THAT WILL BRING SHOWERS AND STORMS TO NEW ENGLAND >>> ALL RIGHT, YOU GUYS, I KNOW IT'S JULY IT'S GO TO BE HOT

WE'LL TALK ABOUT MORE STORMS LATER THIS WEEK >> ALL RIGHT, MICHELLE, THANK YOU >>> WALKING FOR JUSTICE AN ALABAMA MAN COMPLETED A 1,000 MILE, 40-DAY TREK FROM HIS HOME STATE OF MINNESOTA, AND IT WAS ALL IN THE NAME OF RACIAL EQUALITY 35-YEAR-OLD BUSINESS OWNER TERRY WILLIS FINISHED THE TRIP ON SUNDAY HE SAYS HE EMBARKED ON THE JOURNEY TO MARCH FOR R >>> LEADING THE NEWS, THE SEARCH FOR MISSING "GLEE" ACTRESS NAYA RIVERA IS EXPECTED TO RESUME IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THIS MORNING AUTHORITIES SEARCHED CABINS AND BOAT CREWS CONTINUED TO SCAN THE WATERS OF THE LAKE WHERE SHE DISAPPEARED

INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE SHE LIKELY DROWNED DURING A BOATING TRIP WITH HER SON >>> POLICE IN ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA ARE SPEAKING OUT AFTER A VIDEO SURFACED OF AN OFFICER KNEELING ON A MAN A WARNING, THE VIDEO MAY BE DISTURBING IT SHOWS THREE POLICE OFFICERS HOLDING DOWN A MAN OUTSIDE OF A HOSPITAL ONE OFFICER USES HIS ELBOW ON THE MAN'S NECK, THEN HIS KNEE, BUT UNCLEAR IF IT'S ON HIS HEAD OR NECK THE INDIVIDUAL BEGAN TO YELL, SCREAM AND SPIT ON THE OFFICERS ALL PARTIES FELL TO THE GROUND WHERE HE CONTINUED TO BE NONCOMPLIANT, WHICH REQUIRED OFFICERS TO RESTRAIN THE INDIVIDUAL THE VIDEO HAS SPARKED AN INVESTIGATION FROM THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND THE ALLENTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT >>> THE HORRIFIC KILLING OF ARMY SPECIALIST VANESSA GUILLEN HAS SWEPT THE COUNTRY

IN AN INTERVIEW WITH TELEMUNLDO, PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED IT HORRIBLE HE WILL BE BRIEFED ON HER CASE TODAY NBC'S MORGAN BORRELL WAS AT THE MEMORIAL >> Reporter: AS HUNDREDS OF CARS AND TRUCKS PILED INTO A MASSIVE FOOTBALL STADIUM PARKING LOT — >> WE WANT HER TO GET JUSTICE >> Reporter: THE EVENT ORGANIZER COULDN'T HELP BUT REFLECT ON VANESSA GUILLEN'S STORY THE 20-YEAR-OLD FTHOOD SOLDIER MURDERED BY A FELLOW SOLDIER, HER REMAINS DISCOVERED NOT FAR AWAY >> TO SEE HER MOM STAND THING BEGGING TO BRING HER DAUGHTER HOME ON AMERICAN SOIL WAS SOMETHING THAT I COULDN'T IMAGINE

TROIP IT'S STORY THAT TOUCHED THE LIVES OF MANY HERE, INCLUDING MANUEL AND FRANK >> WE THOUGHT IT WAS A TRAGEDY, AND WE FELT COMPELLED TO BE HERE TO SUPPORT >> Reporter: AS THE PARKING SPACES FILLED UP, EVERYONE RAISED THEIR FLAGS AND HELD UP SIGNS DEMANDING JUSTICE FOR GUILLEN, WHO ALLEGEDLY CONFIDED TO HER FAMILY SHORTLY BEFORE SHE DISAPPEARED SHE HAD BEEN SEXUALLY HARASSED ON BASE >> WE'RE HERE IN MASKS TO SUPPORT THE MILITARY CHANGING THEIR POLICIES TO PROTECT WOMEN A LOT MORE >> Reporter: AS THIS CONVOY MADE ITS 13-MILE JOURNEY FROM THE CITY'S WEST SIDE TO THIS MEMORIAL FOR GUILLEN ON THE SOUTH SIDE, MANY THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT THEY MIGHT SAY IF VANESSA'S FAMILY WAS HERE >> WE ARE BEHIND THE FAMILY, WE SUPPORT THEM 100% AND THE COMMUNITY IS WITH THEM ♪ BACK IN THE THEATERS "STAR WARS" WAS THE NUMBER ONE MOVIE OVER THE WEEKEND AND THE LAST TIME IT TOPPED CHARTS WAS IN 1997 DRIVE-IN THEATERS ARE RESORTING TO CLASSIC FILMS FROM 1980 TO NOW, SEQUELS AND PREQUELS TO "STAR WARS," A NEW HOPE HAS TOPPED THE WEEKEND BOX OFFICE IF THERE'S A TIME TO GO BACK AND WATCH THOSE, NOW IS THE TIME >> GREAT WAY TO INTRODUCE THE KIDS WHAT IS IS OLD IS NEW AGAIN

>>> SUPER MARIO BROTHERS BECAME THE HIGHEST SELLING VIDEO GAME WITH A WINNING BID OF $114,000 THE CARTRIDGE FROM 1985, THAT SOUND, IT BRINGS BACK MEMORIES WELL, IT WAS IN ITS ORIGINAL SEAL, AND WENT TO AN ANONYMOUS BIDDER IT BEAT THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF $100,000 FOR A SINGLE VIDEO GAME EARNING ITS SPOT AS THE MOST EXPENSIVE GAME EVER SOLD >> ONCE YOU HEAR THAT SOUND, AUTOMATICALLY TAKES YOU THERE >>> A 23-YEAR-OLD BRAZILIAN MODEL IS MAKING HIS TRY AS THE FIRST OPENLY TRANSGENDER MODEL TO BE FEATURED IN THE "SPORTS ILLUSTRATED" ISSUE THE ISSUE HITS STANDS JULY 21 SHE MADE HISTORY LAST YEAR WHEN SHE WAS HIRED BY VICTORI >>> WE'RE BACK WITH A UNIQUE WAY SOME DADS ARE BONDING WITH THEIR DAUGHTERS >> HERE'S NBC'S KATE SNOW >> Reporter: IT'S THE BEAUTY OF BALLET REIMAGINED

IN AN UNCONVENTIONAL CLASS, COMBINING DANCE AND YOGA, CREATING A SPECIAL CONNECTION WITH DADS AND DAUGHTERS ERIN LEE FOUNDED THIS DANCE STUDIO SEVEN YEARS AGO IN PHILADELPHIA, BUT STARTED THIS CLASS JUST LAST YEAR BACK THEN, IT WAS A CHAS IN A STUDIO, A SPECIAL PLACE FOR FATHERS AND THEIR LITTLE GIRLS TO BOND AND BUILD CHARACTER >> IT'S TO REALLY CHANGE THE NARRATIVE OF A FATHERHOOD, OF BLACK FATHERHOOD AND THE ROLE THAT THEY HAVE IN THEIR DAUGHTER'S LIVES >> READY >> Reporter: JULIAN MYERS GOES WITH HIS 6-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER, NOLA TELL ME WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS CLASS >> JUST SHOWING THEM WE'RE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU, WE LOVE YOU >> Reporter: JAMES JACKSON IS AN ESSENTIAL WORKER DELIVERING MEALS TO THOSE IN NEED WHEN THE PANDEMIC HIT AND THE CLASSES WENT ONLINE, HE AND DAUGHTER JAE ADJUSTED >> NOW WE HAVE TO TRY TO STAY TOGETHER AND NOW WE DO THE ZOOM AND THINGS LIKE THIS, WE CAN STILL STAY CONNECTED >> WE'RE GOING TO BRING IT OVER OUR HEADS

>> Reporter: DURING THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES, THE INSTRUCTOR IS HELPING THESE FAMILIES MAKE NEW MEMORIES >> BY HAVING MY DAD THERE, HE IS RIGHT NEXT TO ME AND HE HELPS ME AND HE IS DOING THE DANCES WITH ME >> WHAT'S FUN ABOUT IT >> BECAUSE MY DAD SPINS ME AROUND >> HOW IS YOUR DAD AS A BALLET DANCER >> HE IS A LITTLE BIT GOOD >> Reporter: STILL DANCING DESPITE THE DISTANCE, HOPING FOR THE DAY WHEN THEY CAN BE IN CLASS TOGETHER AGAIN >> THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE'LL NEVER LOSE THOSE DADDY/DAUGHTER MOMENTS, SHE'LL GROW UP AND BE LIKE, MY DAD DID YOGA WITH ME AS I GET OLDER, I'LL BE LIKE, HEY, REMEMBER THIS >> OUR THANKS TO KATE FOR THAT I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE RECITAL >> THE WEDDING, THE FIRST FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE >> WONDERFUL >>> SPORTS IN HOLLYWOOD CELEBS TEED UP IN LAKE TAHOE PATRICK MAHOMES, CHARLES BARKY, JERRY RICE AND RAY RAMANO MARTY FI >>> BREAKING OVERNIGHT KELLY PRESTON, WIFE OF JOHN TRAVOLTA, HAS DIED AFTER A TWO-YEAR BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER DETAILS JUST AHEAD >>> THE SUNSHINE STATE OVERTAKES NEW YORK BY THE THOUSANDS AS FLORIDA RECORDS THE LARGEST NEW CASES FOR A SINGLE DAY, TOPPING 15,000 AND WITH THOSE NUMBERS, THE DEATH TOLL IS ALSO ON THE RISE >>> AN EXPLOSION AND MASSIVE FIRE ON BOARD A NAVY SHIP IN CALIFORNIA SAILORS INJURED SMOKE VISIBLE FOR MILES NEW DETAILS ON DANGERS AT ONE OF OUR MOST IMPORTANT BASES >>> AND THE END OF AN ERA AS WASHINGTON'S NFL FRANCHISE WILL ANNOUNCE THE END OF THE TEAM'S HISTORIC NAME AND LOGO LATER TODAY

A BUSY MONDAY AHEAD "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >>> GLAD YOU'RE STARTING YOUR WEEK OFF WITH US >> WE BEGIN WITH HEARTBREAKING NEWS OUT OF HOLLYWOOD WHERE ACTRESS KELLY PRESTON, WIFE OF JOHN TRAVOLTA, HAS DIED OF BREAST CANCER HER HUSBAND DELIVERED THE DEVASTATING NEWS WITH A SINGLE PHOTO WRITING IN PART, IT IS WITH A VERY HEAVY HEART I INFORM YOU MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE HAS LOST HER BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER, SHE FOUGHT A CROURAGEOUS FIGHT TRAVOLTA SAID HE'LL TAKE TIME OFF TO BE WITH THEIR CHILDREN DAUGHTER ALEA, WHO IS 20, AND 9-YEAR-OLD BENJAMIN

THEY CELEBRATED THEIR 28th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY ACCORDING TO A FAMILY REPRESENTATIVE, KELLY CHOSE TO KEEP HER FIGHT PRIVATE AND HAD BEEN UNDERGOING MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR SOME TIME, SUPPORTED BY HER FRIENDS AND FAMILIES DEAD AT THE AGE OF 57 >>> AT LEAST 21 PEOPLE ARE WAKING UP IN A CALIFORNIA HOSPITAL THIS MORNING AFTER THEY WERE INJURED IN A FIRE ABOARD A MILITARY SHIP IN SAN DIEGO OFFICIALS SAY FIRE CREWS WERE CALLED TO THE SCENE EARLY SUNDAY MORNING AFTER AN APPARENT CAN EXPLOSION AND A FIRE BROKE OUT ON THE "USS BONHAMME RICHARD" HERE'S THE LATEST ON THE INVESTIGATION >> Reporter: IT WAS BEFORE 9:00 A

M WHEN FIREFIGHTERS RECEIVED THE FIRST OF THREE ALARMS AT NAVAL BASE SAN DIEGO >> THERE'S A LARGE AMOUNT OF SMOKE >> Reporter: AN EXPLOSION AND FIRE ON BOARD THE SHIP SENT CLOUDS OF SMOKE INTO THE SKY >> THE FIRE WAS ENGAGED BY THE SHIP'S COMPANY AND SET TO ALERT LEVEL THREE >> Reporter: 17 SAILORS AND THREE CIVILIANS WERE SENT TO THE HOSPITAL >> HOPE THEY'RE OKAY >> Reporter: 160 SAILORS WERE ON BOARD THE NAVY SAYS ALL ARE SAFE AND ACCOUNTED FOR

>> AN 1800 FOOT PERIMETER HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED AROUND THE SHIP AND THE SURROUNDING BUILDINGS ON THE BASE >> Reporter: THE VESSEL IS BASED IN SAN DIEGO AND UNDERGOING ROUTINE MAINTENANCE THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE IS NOT KNOWN >>> AS THE CORONAVIRUS CONTINUES SPREADING AROUND MUCH OF THE COUNTRY, THE US HAS RECORDED MORE THAN 3 MILLION CONFIRMED CASES

FLORIDA REPORTED 15,000 CASES IN JUST ONE DAY IT IS THE LARGEST DAILY INCREASE BOTH FOR THAT STATE AND FOR ANY STATE THROUGHOUT THIS OUTBREAK THE FORMER EPICENTER OF THE VIRUS, NEW YORK CITY REPORTEDLY ZERO DEATHS YESTERDAY A FIRST IN FOUR MONTHS BUT AS INFECTIONS RISE IN THE SOUTH AND WEST, WE TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT OFFICIALS FEAR COULD BE A RISING DEATH TOLL >> Reporter: ACROSS THE COUNTRY, WE'RE SEEING SURGING CASES AND A CLIMBING DEATH TOLL EXPERTS ARE WORRIED THIS SITUATION COULD GET OUT OF CONTROL MORE THAN A THOUSAND AMERICAN LIVES REPORTED LOST THIS WEEKEND

AND A GRIM WARNING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE TASK FORCE >> WE DO EXPECT DEATHS TO GO UP IF YOU HAVE MORE CASES, MORE HOSPITALIZATIONS, WE EXPECT TO SEE THAT OVER THE NEXT TWO OR THREE WEEKS BEFORE THIS TURNS OUT >> Reporter: WITH AT LEAST 32 MILLION CASES AND 135,000 DEATH, THE TESTING CZAR INSISTS AMERICA DOES NOT NEED TO SHUT DOWN AGAIN IF 90% OF PEOPLE IN HOT SPOTS WEAR MASKS >> IF WE DON'T HAVE THAT, WE WON'T GET CONTROL OF THE VIRUS >> Reporter: IN SOME PLACES, WEARING ONE IS STILL LEFT UP TO INDIVIDUALS

>> PEOPLE AREN'T TAKING IT SERIOUS I SEE AT LEAST TEN PEOPLE GOING IN WITHOUT A MASK >> Reporter: IN TEXAS, CONFIRMED CASES CONTINUE TO CLIMB NEARLY 6,000 REPORTED >> IT IS SERIOUS IT'S NOT A HOAX

IT CAN DROP ON ANYONE AT ANY TIME >> Reporter: AND IN ARIZONA, AN ALARMING POSITIVITY RATE MORE THAN 120,000 CONFIRMED CASES >> WE ARE SETTING RECORDS OF THE TYPE YOU DON'T WANT TO SET FOR THE USE OF VENTILATORS BY COVID PATIENTS, ACUTE CARE BEDS >> Reporter: IN APRIL, THERE IS HOPE OF A SUMMER BREAK FROM THE VIRUS >> IT DIES VERY QUICKLY WITH THE SUN >> Reporter: NOW A DISTANT MEMORY, AS THE HEAT WAVE HITS SOME OF THE COUNTRY'S HOT SPOTS WITH TEMPERATURES TO BE FORECASTED AS HIGH AS 115 DEGREES

>> I THINK THE SUMMER TEMPERATURES HAVE MADE IT WORSE IN A LOT OF PLACES BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE SPENDING TIME INDOORS >> Reporter: HARD-HIT MICHIGAN NOW SEEING AN UPTICK IN CASES AFTER HUNDREDS ATTENDED JULY FOURTH PARTIES HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THE PARTIES WERE SO PACKED, CONTACT TRACING IS IMPOSSIBLE AT A NURSING HOME IN SAN DIEGO, AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL STRIKE TEAM TRIES TO CONTAIN A MASSIVE OUTBREAK 11 RESIDENTS HAVE DIED AS THE VIRUS SPREADS, SO TOO DOES CONCERN THINGS WILL GET WORSE >> WE'RE HEADING TO LARGE SHUTDOWNS ABOUT HALF THE DOWNRY IS IN DEEP TROUBLE OR WILL BE THERE SOON UNLESS THEY RATCHET THINGS BACK

>> Reporter: EXPERTS SAY SOME STATES OPENED TOO SOON AND TOO AGGRESSIVELY, DESPITE EVIDENCE THAT IT WASN'T SAFE >> OKAY, ERIN, THANK YOU >>> SIX MONTHS INTO THE PANDEMIC AND PRESIDENT TRUMP FINALLY WORE A MASK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PUBLIC HE DID SO WHILE VISITING WALTER REED MEDICAL CENTER THIS WEEKEND THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS ACTIVELY TRYING TO DISCREDIT DR ANTHONY FAUCI WE GO NOW TO TRACY POTTSES GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: GOOD MORNING

GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WHAT WE ARE SEEING IS A DISCONNECT BETWEEN WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN SAYING AND WHAT DR FAUCI IS SAYING ABOUT THE SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS IT'S BEEN HAPPENING FOR A WHILE, AND NOW MEMBERS OF THE TRUMP TEAM ARE TRYING TO DISCREDIT DR FAUCI THE NATION'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT AS A RESULT OF THIS DISCONNECT THEY'RE SAYING HE'S BEEN WRONG ON SOME THINGS AND USING SOME OF HIS OWN WORDS AGAINST HIM EARLY ON IN THE PANDEMIC IN FACT, EVEN BEFORE THE PANDEMIC HIT THE UNITED STATES, WHEN FAUCI SAID THAT CORONAVIRUS WAS NOT A MAJOR THREAT TO THE UNITED STATES AND PEOPLE DIDN'T NEED TO BE WALKING AROUND WEARING MASKS

THAT WAS BEFORE THE FIRST CASE WAS REPORTED IN THE UNITED STATES WHEN THE PRESIDENT WAS ACTUALLY SAYING SOME SIMILAR THINGS BUT NOW BECAUSE OF THIS DISCONNECT THAT'S GOING ON, THEY'RE HIGHLIGHTING AND DOWN PLAYING DR FAUCI AS FAR AS WE KNOW, HE IS STILL PART OF THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE, BUT FAUCI SAID HE SAW THE PRESIDENT A FEW WEEKS AGO BUT HAS NOT PERSONALLY BRIEFED HIM IN TWO MONTHS FRANCES? >> TRACY, THANK YOU >>> POLICE IN ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA ARE SPEAKING OUT AFTER A VIDEO HAS SURFACED OF AN OFFICER KNEELING ON A MAN AS THEY WERE TRYING TO ARREST HIM WE WANT TO WARN YOU, THIS VIDEO MAY BE DISTURBING

IT SHOWS THREE POLICE OFFICERS HOLDING DOWN A MAN OUTSIDE OF A HOSPITAL ONE OFFICER USES HIS ELBOW ON THE MAN'S NECK, HE THEN USES HIS KNEE THE POLICE CHIEF SAYS DURING THE INCIDENT THAT THE INDIVIDUAL BEGAN TO YELL, SCREAM, AND SPIT AT THE OFFICERS AS POLICE ATTEMPTED TO RESTRAIN THE INDIVIDUAL, ALL PARTIES FELL TO THE GROUND WHERE HE CONTINUED TO BE NONCOMPLIANT THIS VIDEO HAS SPARKED AN INVESTIGATION FROM THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY AND THE ALLENTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT >> LET'S GET A CHECK NOW OF OUR WEATHER AND HOW WE'RE STARTING OFF THE WORKWEEK HERE'S MICHELLE GROSSMAN GREAT TO SEE YOU, MICHELLE >> SO GOOD TO SEE YOU AND WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HEAT ALL WEEK LONG

WE'RE SEEING EXTREME TEMPERATURES IN THE SOUTH ONCE AGAIN A HUGE AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE, SORT OF LIKE A HEAT PUMP PUMPING IN THAT HEAT FROM THE SOUTH AND THE MOISTURE FROM THE OCEAN IT'S GOING TO FEEL WORSE THAN WHAT IT IS WARM THIS MORNING, AND AS WE GO THROUGHOUT THE DAY, WE'LL SEE TEMPERATURES RIGHT AROUND 100 DEGREES IN HOUSTON GOING TO FEEL LIKE 109, 102 IN CHARLESTON AND IN ORLANDO, 94 NOW WITH THAT HEAT, ALSO THE TRIGGER OF A COLD FRONT WE'RE LOOKING AT THE POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE, EVEN STRONG STORMS IN THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN PLAINS AND INTO THE UPPER MIDWEST

DAMAGING WINDS, COULD SEE WINDS OVER 60 MILES PER HOUR HAIL UP TO AN INCH, AND THE RISK FOR A FEW TORNADOES LOOKING GOOD IN THE NORTHEAST 86 DEGREES IN NEW YORK THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD ALL RIGHT MY GOODNESS, LOOK AT THE PINK ON THE MAP

EXTREME AND DANGEROUS TEMPERATURES IN THE SOUTH, IN THE NORTHEAST THE STORY IN NEW ENGLAND WILL BE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THAT WASN'T TOO BAD IN THE MID-ATLANTIC ALL RIGHT THAT JULY HEAT IS IN FULL FORCE WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT EXPANDING TO THE EAST LATER ON >> WE'LL CHECK IN WITH YOU LATER

>>> TIME FOR TODAY'S QUICK HITS LJ LeBRON JAMES DECIDED TO FOREGO THE OPTION OF WEARING A SOCIAL JUSTICE LOGO ON HIS JERSEY HE SAID IT DIDN'T RESONATE WITH MY GOALS >>> AFTER 110 YEARS OF AVIATION, THE US NAVY HAS THEIR FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN PILOT >>> BROOKLYN ANNOUNCED HIS ENGAGEMENT >>> LEADING THE NEWS, WASHINGTON'S NFL FRANCHISE REPORTEDLY PLANS TO ANNOUNCE LATER THIS MORNING THEY WILL CHANGE THE TEAM NAME THE THIS COMES AFTER MOUNTING PRESSURE FROM SPONSORS AND FANS THE ORGANIZATION RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING IT WOULD UNDER TAKE A THOROUGH VIEW OF THE NICKNAME ACCORDING TO THE SPORTS BUSINESS JOURNAL, THE TEAM IS NOT EXPECTED TO REVEAL A NEW NAME UNTIL A LATER DATE AND THE ATLANTA BRAVES WILL NOT BE FOLLOWING THE SAME PATH THE ORGANIZATION SAID IN AN EMAIL TO SEASON TICKETHOLDERS THEY WILL NOT BE CHANGING THEIR NICKNAME, BUT ALSO TAKE A FURTHER LOOK AT THE FUTURE OF THE TOM HAWKS CHOP CHEER OFTEN DONE AT GAMES

THE LETTER READ, CHANGING THE NAME OF THE BRAVES IS NOT UNDER CONSIDERATION OR DEEMED NECESSARY >>> NOW TO A TELEMUNDO EXCLUSIVE OUR OWN JOSE SAT DOWN WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP TO TALK ABOUT THE COVID CRISIS AND DACA >> SO THAT'S AS AN EXECUTIVE ORDER, NOT AS A CONGRESSIONAL ORDER? >> IF YOU LOOK AT THE SUPREME COURT RULING, THEY GAVE THE PRESIDENT TREMENDOUS POWERS WHEN THEY SAID YOU COULD TAKE IN, IN THIS CASE 700,000 OR SO PEOPLE SO THEY GAVE POWERS BASED ON THE POWERS THEY GAVE, I'M GOING TO BE DOING AN IMMIGRATION BILL ONE OF THE ASPECTS OF THE BILL THAT YOU'LL BE HAPPY WITH, AND A LOT OF REPUBLICANS BY THE WAY, WILL BE DACA WE'LL GIVE THEM A ROAD TO CITIZENSHIP OVER THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS

>> AFTER OUR INTERVIEW AIRED, THE WHITE HOUSE SAID THEY WERE WORKING ON AN EXECUTIVE ORDER TO ESTABLISH A MERIT BASED IMMIGRATION SYSTEM TO PROTECT US WORKERS THAT WOULD NOT INCLUDE AMNESTY I ALSO ASKED HIM ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS SURGE IN THE SOUTH AND WEST YOU HAVE CALLED YOURSELF A WARTIME PRESIDENT IS THE UNITED STATES LOSING THE CAR AGAINST COVID? >> NO, WE'RE WINNING THE WAR WE HAD AREAS THAT FLAMED UP AND THEY'RE GOING TO BE TYPE OVER A PERIOD OF TIME BUT WE HAD THIS PLAGUE SENT IN FROM CHINA, AND IT'S A DISGRACE THEY ISN'T STOP IT IN CHINA

I PUT THE BAN UP IF I DIDN'T PUT THE BAN UP, WE WOULD HAVE HAD MORE CASES ONE DEATH IS FAR TOO MANY, BUT OUR TESTING IS FAR SUPERIOR TO ANYBODY'S WE'VE TESTED ALMOST 45 MILLION PEOPLE BUT IT FLARED UP IN AREAS WHERE THEY THOUGHT IT WAS ENDING, AND THAT WOULD BE FLORIDA, TEXAS, A COUPLE OF OTHER PLACES AND THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE IT UNDER CONTROL QUICKLY >> MR PRESIDENT, VANESSA GUILLEN, ARMY SOLDIER, IMMIGRANT, HAVE YOU HEARD OF HER? >> YES, I HAVE >> SHE WAS KILLED

>> THAT'S RIGHT >> ON AN ARMY BASE IN TEXAS IS THERE SOMETHING THAT YOU COULD DO TO HAVE MORE TRANSPARENCY IN THE WAY THE ARMED FORCES INVESTIGATES SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL ABUSE? >> WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT THAT I SAW THAT ON THE NEWS AND I THOUGHT IT WAS TERRIBLE I SAVE SPECIFIC ORDERS, I WANT TO KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT IT THEY'RE GOING TO REPORT TO ME ON MONDAY ABOUT IT

I'LL BE ABLE TO RELEASE SOMETHING TO YOU AT THE TIME I THOUGHT IT WAS ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE >> THE PRESIDENT SAYS THAT EXECUTIVE ORDE >>> ACTRESS JADA PINKETT SMITH CONFIRMED THAT SHE DATED A SINGER DURING A TEMPORARY SPLIT FROM HER HUSBAND, WILL SMITH SHE USED HER FACEBOOK PLAT TOMORROW TO EXPLAIN THAT A ROMANCE HAPPENED DURING A DIFFICULT TIME IN HER MARRIAGE AND SHE AND SMITH WERE SEPARATED AT THE TIME SMITH ALSO SPOKE UP SAYING, TO MAKE MISTAKES WITHOUT THE FEAR OF LOSING YOUR FAMILY IS KRITLE WILL AND JADA PINKETT SMITH WERE MARRIED IN 1996 AND HAVE TWO CHILDREN >>> PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD HAVE FOUND WAY TO SPREAD JOYS TO OTHERS THE MAN IN NEW YORK HAS BEEN USING THE POWER OF LAUGHTER BY POSTING DAD JOKES OUTSIDE OF HIS HOME MAX PADDOCK FROM OUR AFFILIATE HAS MORE >> Reporter: THE SOUND OF SCISSORS GLIDING THROUGH PAPER A STROKE OF THE PEN THESE ARE THE SOUNDS WOODY HEARS EVERY MORNING >> IT'S A FUN THING

WE'VE HAD SO MANY RESPONSES >> Reporter: FOR THE PAST 100 DAYS, WOODY'S BEEN LIFTING SPIRITS ON THIS STREET, AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY THROUGH THE POWER OF LAUGHTER >> SHE DROVE BY THIS HOUSE IN SOUTH CAROLINA THAT HAD A JOKE OF THE DAY >> Reporter: WOODY'S BAD DAD JOKES REACHING AS FAR AS ARIZONA >> WE NEED A POSITIVE, UPLIFTING THEME OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT >> Reporter: I WANTED TO PUT WOODY'S DAD JOKE SKILLS TO THE TEST >> HOW DID THE HAMBURGER INTRODUCE HIS GIRLFRIEND MEAT PATTY CALL A MONSTER THAT LIKES TO DANCE >> I DON'T KNOW

>> THE BOOGEYMAN >> ARE GLASS COFFINS GOING TO BE A SUCCESS? REMAINS TO BE SEEN >> KNOCK KNOCK >> WHO'S THERE >> BOO >> BOO WHO >> DON'T GET UPSET I'M BEATING YOU IN THE JOKE TELLING CONTEST >> YOU BOTH DID A GREAT JOB, BUT I GIVE IT TO MATT >> 100 DAYS I'VE DONE THIS THIS IS WHAT I GET >> HANG IN THERE, WOODY CHECK OUT ALL OF THOSE JOKES >> THAT IS SO GREAT TO SEE AND CLASSIC DAD JOKES >> OH, YEAH

WE NEE >>> ALL RIGHT WELCOME BACK LET'S TALK ABOUT THE WEEK AHEAD WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THAT EXTREME AND DANGEROUS, EVEN RECORD BREAKING HEAT IN THE SOUTH TO THE NORTH, THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL PLAINS, LOOKING AT STRONG STORMS THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS THAT AREA INTO THE UPPER MIDWEST UNDER THE THREAT FOR SEVERE WEATHER

IN THE EAST, LOOKING GOOD IN THE MID-ATLANTIC POSSIBILITY OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN NEW ENGLAND AND THAT TEXAS HEAT HA >>> IT'S THE TIME OF YEAR WHEN FAMILIES NORMALLY HIT THE ROAD FOR VACATION, BUT NOW MANY AMERICANS ARE STAYING PUT, WHICH HAS BEEN DEVASTATING TO RESORT COMMUNITIES HERE'S KEVIN TIBBLES >> Reporter: IN A TYPICAL SUMMER, THIS SHOW DRAWS SEVERAL HUNDRED THOUSAND TOURISTS TO ITS WISCONSIN DELLS ARENA TO BEAR WITNESS TO THE WATER SKIING FEATS THAT WAS LAST SEASON THIS IS NOW FACING SOCIAL DISTANCING RESTRICTIONS, THE OWNER MADE THE DIFFICULT DECISION TO CLOSE THIS SUMMER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE SHOW'S NEARLY 70-YEAR HISTORY COULD YOU POSSIBLY OPEN SAFETY, GIVEN THE FACT THAT OUR BUSINESS MODEL IS BASED UPON HAVING 2500 PEOPLE IN THIS AMPHITHEATER EVERY SINGLE DAY FOR 110 STRAIGHT DAYS? THE ANSWER WAS NO, THERE WAS NO WAY WE COULD DO IT >> Reporter: HE'S ONE OF SEVERAL BUSINESS OWNERS HERE FEELING PANDEMIC PAIN THIS SUMMER THE DELLS IS OFFICIALLY WISCONSIN'S TOP TOURIST DESTINATION

AND UNOFFICIALLY, THE NATION'S WATER PARK CAPITAL ATTRACTING 4 MILLION TOURISTS LAST YEAR, WHO BROUGHT IN NEARLY $2 BILLION THIS YEAR, THE PANDEMIC FORCED ATTRACTIONS TO CLOSE FOR TWO MONTHS AND TOURISTS HAVE BEEN SLOW TO RETURN AT THE ORIGINAL DUCK BOAT TOUR, TICKET SALES ARE DOWN 40% NOAH'S ARK, THE NATION'S LARGEST WATER PARK, REPORTING THE SAME FOR GENERATIONS, TOURISM HAS BEEN THE CITY OF DELLS LIFEBLOOD >> EITHER YOU WORK IN A RESORT OR OWN A RESORT EVERYTHING WE DO HERE IS TOURISM RELATED >> Reporter: THE CITY'S PUT ON HOLD PLANS TO PURCHASE TWO NEW POLICE CARS, A GENERATOR FOR THE STORM SHELTER, EVEN NEW WINDOWS FOR THE POLICE STATION >> TO HAVE A BUSINESS AND TO WATCH THAT ERODE WITH SOMETHING LIKE COVID-19, THOSE ARE JUST TOUGH THINGS TO SWALLOW

>> WHEN THE PANDEMIC HIT, MIKE KAMINSKY WAS FORCED TO FURLOUGH MORE THAN 400 EMPLOYEES SINCE REOPENING, BUSINESS IS DOWN MORE THAN 60% AND WEDDING BOOKINGS HAVE PLUMMETED >> WE'RE NORTH OF $15 MILLION WORTH OF LOST REVENUE >> Reporter: THEY ARE WORRIED IT COULD FORCE MORE CLOSURES AND PUT THIS WATER PARK CAPITAL UNDER WATER >> WE'RE GOING TO GIVE IT EVERYTHING THAT WE HAVE TO OPEN NEXT YEAR

>> Reporter: FOR NOW, HIGH HOPES FOR SMOOTHER SAILING IN TH NO P ASSURANCES OF STUDENT AND TEACHER SAFETY AS THE DEBATE OVER REOPENING SCHOOLS HEATS UP, EDUCATION SECRETARY BETTY DeVOS HIT THE AIRWAVES TO PUSH THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE >> IT'S NOT A MATTER OF IF IT'S A MATTER OF HOW WE REOPEN SCHOOLS AND HOW KIDS GET BACK TO LEARNING FULL-TIME >> Reporter: DeVOS SAYS SCHOOLS MUST OPEN FOR IN-PERSON CLASSES THIS FALL AND INSISTS IT CAN BE DONE SAFELY

DESPITE A SURGE IN NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES IN MANY STATES BUT SHE DID NOT OFFER A PLAN FOR HOW TO DO IT >> THE KEY IS THAT KIDS HAVE TO GET BACK TO SCHOOL WE KNOW THERE ARE GOING TO BE HOT SPOTS AND THOSE HAVE TO BE DEALT WITH ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS BUT THE RULE SHOULD BE KIDS GO BACK TO SCHOOL THIS FALL

>> Reporter: SHE ALSO DOWN PLAYED THE POTENTIAL HEALTH RISKS >> THERE'S NOTHING THAT SUGGESTS THAT KIDS BEING IN SCHOOLS IS IN ANY WAY DANGEROUS >> Reporter: BUT INTERNAL CDC DOCUMENTS OBTAINED BY "THE NEW YORK TIMES" WARNED THAT FULLY REOPENING SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES WOULD CREATE THE HIGHEST RISK FOR THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS WORRY CHILDREN COULD SERVE AS CARRIERS WHO PASS THE VIRUS TO OTHERS ADDING TO THE UNCERTAINTY, DURING LAST WEEK'S CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE BRIEFING, DR

DEBORAH BIRX TOLD ME THERE ISN'T ENOUGH TESTING DATA TO DRAW CONCLUSIONS ABOUT THE INFECTION AND TRANSMISSION RATES AMONG CHILDREN >> IF YOU LOOK ACROSS ALL OF THE TESTS THAT WE'VE DONE AND WHEN WE HAVE THE AGE, THE PORTION THAT IS IN THE LOWEST TESTED PORTION IS THE UNDER 10-YEAR-OLDS >> Reporter: ON SUNDAY DeVOS ALSO DOUBLED DOWN ON THE ADMINISTRATION'S THREAT TO WITHHOLD FEDERAL FUNDING FROM SCHOOLS THAT REFUSE TO OPEN >> IF SCHOOLS AREN'T GOING TO REOPEN AND NOT FULFILL THAT PROMISE, THEY SHOULDN'T GET THE FUNDS >> Reporter: CONDEMNATION FROM HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI

>> THIS IS APPALLING THEY'RE MESSING — THE PRESIDENT AND HIS ADMINISTRATION ARE MESSING WITH THE HEALTH OF OUR CHILDREN >> Reporter: MEANTIME THE WHITE HOUSE IS TAKING AIM AT THE TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT DR ANTHONY FAUCI IN A STATEMENT OVER THE WEEKEND, AN OFFICIAL TOLD NBC NEWS THAT SEVERAL WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE NUMBER OF TIMES DR

FAUCI HAS BEEN WRONG ON THINGS THIS OFFICIAL ALSO PROVIDED A LENGTHY LENGTH OF EXAMPLES THEY FAILED TO NOTE THAT FAUCI'S VIEWS WERE CONSIDERED ACCURATE AT THE TIME BUT THAT THE SCIENCE HAD EVOLVED OF COURSE THIS WHOLE EFFORT COMES AS FAUCI HAS BEEN OPENLY CRITICAL OF SHORTCOMINGS IN THE COUNTRY'S CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE AS PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS PUBLICLY DISAGREED WITH HIM AND WITH OPINION POLLS SHOWING THE AMERICAN PUBLIC TRUSTS FAUCI'S ADVICE OVER THE PRESIDENT'S SAVANNAH? >> ALL RIGHT

GEOFF, BACK TO SCHOOLS FOR A MOMENT THE ADMINISTRATION PLANNING ON RELEASING ITS OWN SET OF GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOLS WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT? >> Reporter: A SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL TELLS US THE WHITE HOUSE PLANS TO ISSUE ITS OWN GUIDELINES FOR THE REOPENING OF SCHOOLS WHICH COULD BE RELEASED AS EARLY AS THIS WEEK WE'RE TOLD THE WHITE HOUSE RECOMMENDATIONS WILL INCLUDE SOME OF THOSE ISSUED BY THE CDC AND OTHER ONES FROM THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS BUT IT AT HOSPITALS IN SOME OF THOSE HOT SPOTS AND THEY ARE PAINTING A VERY GRIM PICTURE OF WHAT IT'S LIKE ON THE INSIDE

THIS MORNING AS CORONAVIRUS CASES SURGE NATIONWIDE, MANY HOSPITALS AND HOT SPOTS ARE DEALING WITH A PANDEMIC SHOWING NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN IN HIDALGO COUNTY, TEXAS, WHICH HIT A RECORD 1,274 NEW CASES ON THURSDAY, HOSPITALS ARE INUNDATED WITH PATIENTS >> YOU SEE THESE WAREHOUSES OF PEOPLE ON LIFE SUPPORT MACHINES, IT'S DIRE WHEN YOU'RE COUNTING HOW MANY VENTILATORS YOU HAVE LEFT, YOU HAVE TWO LEFT, SIX LEFT, THAT'S DIRE >> Reporter: IN SOUTH CAROLINA WHERE NEW CASES HAVE NOW SURPASSED 56,000, NBC NEWS WAS GIVEN AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK INSIDE A COVID ICU IN WEST COLUMBIA

THE FLOOR QUICKLY APPROACHING CAPACITY >> WHAT WE DECIDED IF YOU'RE OKAY WITH IT IS TO GIVE YOU THE BEST CHANCE POSSIBLE AND TO PUT THAT BREATHING TUBE IN YOU OKAY? >> Reporter: DR CAROL CHO MAKING THE DIFFICULT CHOICE TO PUT ANOTHER PATIENT ON A VENTILATOR HER THIRD INTUBATION IN ONE DAY

>> WORKING IN THE COVID UNIT HAS BEEN VERY EMOTIONALLY AND MENTALLY TAXING >> Reporter: IN HARD-HIT ARIZONA, MANY HOSPITALS IN PHOENIX ARE ALSO GRAPPLING WITH AN INFLUX OF NEW PATIENTS >> WE'RE AT OVER 100% CAPACITY, IF THAT'S POSSIBLE EVERY PLACE THAT'S A POTENTIAL BED, WE HAVE A PERSON >> Reporter: DR

MICHELLE ISIAK HAS BEEN ON THE FRONT LINES OF THE PANDEMIC FOR MONTHS THE STATE REACHING AN ALARMING POSITIVITY RATE AND MORE THAN 322,000 CONFIRMED CASES >> IT'S INTENSE IT'S BUSY THERE ARE SICK PEOPLE, WE'RE CONSTANTLY ON OUR GO MAKING QUICK DECISIONS, ACTING — TRYING TO ACT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF OUR PATIENTS

AND BEING SAFE >> Reporter: IN FLORIDA THE CENTER OF THE COUNTRY'S NEW SURGE IN CASES, TALLAHASSEE MEMORIAL HEALTH CARE HAS BEEN FORCED TO REOPEN ITS COVID UNITS >> NOT ONLY DID I COME TO WORK AND WORRY ABOUT THE SAFETY OF MY PATIENTS, BUT I ALSO WORRY ABOUT TAKING COVID HOME TO MY FAMILY >> Reporter: DOCTORS AND NURSES IN A LIFE AND DEATH FIGHT TO SAVE PATIENTS APP BATTLE WITH NO END IN SIGHT

HERE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LAST WEEK, SOME HOSPITALS DID REACH CAPACITY HAVING TO SEND PATIENTS SEVEN HERRY SANDERS IN MIAMI KERRY, GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: GOOD MORNING, SAVANNAH FOLKS BEGAN LINING UP HERE TO GET CORONAVIRUS TESTS AT 1:00 AM

THEY MAY END UP WAITING EIGHT DAYS OR MORE TO GET RESULTS ONE OF THE BIG PROBLEMS IS PEOPLE GO ABOUT THEIR LIVES AS THEY'RE WAITING FOR THOSE TEST RESULTS POTENTIALLY SPREADING CORONAVIRUS HOW BAD IS THE PROBLEM? WELL, IF FLORIDA WERE ITS OWN COUNTRY, IT WOULD RANK NUMBER FOUR IN THE WORLD FIRST, THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES THEN FOLLOWED BY BRAZIL AND INDIA

THIS MORNING SUNBELT HOT SPOTS ARE SPIKING FLORIDA HITTING A NATIONAL RECORD REPORTING MORE THAN 15,000 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 IN A SINGLE DAY AT ITS WORST, NEW YORK REPORTED SLIGHTLY MORE THAN 11,500 IN A SINGLE DAY >> I THINK SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE AND SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE NOW >> Reporter: THE UNWANTED SURGE COMES AFTER THE STATE RECEIVED 140,000 TEST RESULTS IN JUST ONE DAY

ON SATURDAY FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR REPEATED HIS CLAIM THAT PEOPLE TRYING TO ESCAPE THE HEAT BY GOING INDOORS MAY BE TO BLAME >> WHEN IT'S HOT, PEOPLE WOULD RATHER BE, YOU KNOW, INSIDE AND IN INCLOSED AIR CONDITIONED SPACES >> Reporter: THIS MORNING SOME FLORIDA COMMUNITIES ARE ROLLING BACK REOPENING CLOSING INDOOR DINING AT RESTAURANTS AND IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, A RENEWED 10:00 PM

CURFEW DESPITE THE RISE IN POSITIVE TESTS, WALT DISNEY WORLD WELCOMING TOURISTS OUTSIDE THE PARK GOVERNOR DeSANTIS IS STEADFAST IN HIS DECISION THAT HE WILL NOT MANDATE MASKS A STARK CONTRAST TO TEXAS WHERE GOVERNOR ABBOTT ORDERED MASK WEARING STATEWIDE >> I MADE THIS TOUGH DECISION FOR ONE REASON

IT WAS OUR LAST BEST EFFORT TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IF WE DO NOT SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, THE NEXT STEP WOULD HAVE TO BE A LOCKDOWN >> Reporter: ONE PERSON WHO DID WEAR A MASK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PUBLIC, PRESIDENT TRUMP HE DONNED A MASK WITH A PRESIDENTIAL SEAL WHEN HE VISITED THE WALTER REED MEDICAL CENTER SATURDAY TO MEET WITH WOUNDED SERVICE MEMBERS AND HEALTH CARE WORKERS THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN RELUCTANT TO WEAR MASKS EVEN THOUGH THE ADMINISTRATION'S TOP HEALTH EXPERTS HAVE BEEN RECOMMENDING THEM FOR MONTHS

>> WHEN YOU'RE IN A HOSPITAL, ESPECIALLY IN THAT PARTICULAR SETTING WHERE YOU'RE TALKING TO A LOT OF SOLDIERS AND PEOPLE THAT IN SOME CASES JUST GOT OFF THE OPERATING TABLES, I THINK IT'S A GREAT THING TO WEAR A MASK >> Reporter: AND IN SAN ANTONIO A 30-YEAR-OLD HOSPITALIZED AFTER ATTENDING A SO-CALLED COVID PARTY WHERE PEOPLE INTENSELY TRIED TO GET SICK HAS DIED >> JUST BEFORE THE PATIENT DIED, THEY LOOKED AT THEIR NURSE AND SAID I THINK I MADE A MISTAKE I THOUGHT THIS WAS A HOAX, BUT IT'S NOT >> Reporter: FLORIDA BREAKING ANOTHER RECORD IN THE LAST SEVE WHICH TO FOLLOW

SAVANNAH? >> GEOFF, THANK YOU VERY MUCH DR ASHISH JHA JOINS US NOW DR JHA, GOOD MORNING TO YOU

YOU SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING IN FLORIDA HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN IT? WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THIS RECORD DAILY SURGE OF CASES THERE? >> GOOD MORNING THE SITUATION IN FLORIDA IS PRETTY WORRISOME THERE WERE MORE CASES YESTERDAY IN FLORIDA THAN ALL OF EUROPE YESTERDAY AND THIS IS OBVIOUSLY A SITUATION THAT'S GETTING WORSE

I THINK WE KNOW HOW WE GOT HERE, RIGHT? WE — FLORIDA ALONG WITH OTHER STATES OPENED UP TOO EARLY WHEN THEY WEREN'T QUITE READY THEY DIDN'T MEET THE WHITE HOUSE'S OWN GUIDELINES AND THEY OPENED UP TOO AGGRESSIVELY THEY HAD OTHER THINGS TO OPEN WHEN THEY WEREN'T READY TO DO IT THEN I THINK THE BIGGEST PROBLEM RECENTLY IS THEY'VE BEEN TOO SLOW TO REACT

STILL DON'T HAVE A STATEWIDE MANDATE FOR MASKS THERE ARE OTHER THINGS WE STILL SHOULD BE DOING I DON'T THINK FLORIDA HAS BEEN AS AGGRESSIVE AS IT NEEDS TO BE >> WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO SAY, LOOK IT'S A FUNCTION OF MORE TESTING

THERE HAS BEEN A SURGE IN TESTING IN FLORIDA AS WELL AND THE GOVERNOR THERE POINTS OUT THAT MANY, MANY OF THESE CASES ARE ACTUALLY AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE DOES THAT MITIGATE IT AT ALL IN YOUR MIND? MAKE IT ANY LESS WORRISOME? >> LOOK, THERE HAS BEEN A SURGE IN TESTING WHAT WE'VE SEEN IN FLORIDA IS A BIG INCREASE IN HOSPITALIZATIONS THAT CAN'T BE EXPLAIN BID TESTING

AND NOW WE'RE SEEING A BIG INCREASE IN DEATHS THAT CAN'T BE EXPLAINED BY TESTING AND THEN MORE RECENTLY WE'VE STARTED JUST IN THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS SEEING DATA THAT AT LEAST IN TEXAS AND OTHER PLACES, OLDER PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO GET INFECTED AGAIN BECAUSE OLD PEOPLE AND YOUNG PEOPLE MINGLE THEY LIVE WITH EACH OTHER

THE IDEA IT COULD STAY WITH JUST YOUNG PEOPLE IS PROBABLY UNREALISTIC >> WE'VE SEEN OBVIOUSLY SURGES IN ARIZONA AND TEXAS, FLORIDA WE'VE DISCUSSED AT LENGTH YOU ALSO SEE IT IN CALIFORNIA WHERE THE PERCEPTION WAS THAT THEY REOPENED AT A MORE MEASURED PACE HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THAT THEY, TOO — CALIFORNIA, TOO, IS SEEING THIS INCREASE IN CASES? >> SO CALIFORNIA IS A STATE THAT DID LOCK DOWN EARLY, HAD AGGRESSIVE POLICY

WHEN THEY RELAXED THEIR REGULATIONS, THEY REALLY LEFT IT UP TO LOCAL COUNTIES I THINK A LOT OF STATES DID THAT AND A LOT OF COUNTIES ESPECIALLY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, I THINK AGAIN MADE A LOT OF THE SAME MISTAKES PULLED BACK TOO EARLY AND THEN I THINK THE STATE WAS SLOW TO REACT TO IT

SO WHEN I LOOK AT PARTS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, IT LOOKS THE SAME AS ARIZONA AND TEXAS IN REAL TROUBLE I'M HOPING IN THE DAYS AND WEEKS AHEAD, WE'RE GOING TO SEE AN AGGRESSIVE RESPONSE FROM THE GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA >> I DO WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE ISSUE OF SCHOOLS WHICH WE JUST COVERED THE EDUCATION SECRETARY BETSY DeVOS SAID ON A SHOW YESTERDAY, THERE'S NOTHING IN THE DATA THAT SUGGESTS THAT KIDS BEING IN SCHOOL IS IN ANY WAY DANGEROUS WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT? DO YOU AGREE? >> I THINK THAT'S A LITTLE MORE CAVALIER THAN I WOULD BE WILLING TO BE

THERE'S NO QUESTION IN MY MIND THAT KIDS ARE LESS LIKELY TO GET SICK AND THERE'S PRETTY GOOD EVIDENCE THEY'RE LESS LIKELY TO SPREAD DISEASE IN ADULTS BUT THAT'S NOT THE QUESTION THE QUESTION IS IN A HOT SPOT LIKE ARIZONA OR TEXAS OR FLORIDA OR, YOU KNOW, PROBABLY ABOUT A DOZEN STATES, IF YOU OPEN UP AND HAVE LARGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE, KIDS AND ADULTS IN BUILDINGS, INSIDE ALL DAY, CAN YOU DO THAT SAFELY? AND I THINK MOST EXPERTS WOULD SAY NOT REALLY NOT IF YOU'RE IN A HOT SPOT

SO IN PLACES WHERE THINGS ARE REALLY BAD, I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE VERY HARD TO OPEN SCHOOLS 2020, FOLKSM OPEN ♪ EVERY WEEK HAS A WEEKEND ♪ >> Reporter: LIVE MUSIC NOW BACK IN ACTION BUT WITH A TWIST INSTEAD OF MAKING YOUR WAY TO A SEAT OR FIGHTING YOUR WAY THROUGH A CROWD, MUSIC FANS ARE PULLING INTO A PARKING SPOT FOR DRIVE-IN CONCERTS LIVE NATION ORGANIZING A WEEKEND OF SHOWS IN NASHVILLE AND INDIANAPOLIS

THOUSANDS OF FANS PULLING UP TO SEE SOME OF THEIR FAVORITE ARTISTS LIVE LIKE DARIUS RUCKER WHO TOLD US HE COULDN'T WAIT TO GET BACK ON STAGE >> THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN GING, BETTING THE STAGE IN ALL THREE CITIES ♪ WAY BACK WHEN WE COULDN'T GET ENOUGH ♪ >> Reporter: BRINGING IN CARRIE UNDERWOOD FOR A VIRTUAL DUET LIVE MUSIC WILL LIVE ON WE WILL BEAT THIS VIRUS

ORGANIZERS OFFERING FANS LOTS OF ROOM WITH NINE FEET OF PERSONAL TAKE GATE SPACE NEXT TO YOUR PARKING LOT SPOT THEN ANOTHER NINE FEET OF BUFFER SPACE BETWEEN YOU AND THE NEXT GROUP CONCERT GOERS NOT REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS OUTSIDE THEIR CARS UNLESS MANDATED BY LOCAL LAWS OR THE INDIVIDUAL VENUES ENCORE LIVE PLANNING AN ALL NEW VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE WITH BLAKE SHELTON, GWEN STEFANI, AND TRACE ADKINS AFTER A VIRTUAL CONCERT IN JUNE DREW ASTONISHING NUMBERS WITH 350,000 PEOPLE GOING TO MORE THAN 300 DRIVE-IN THEATERS TO WATCH THE COUNTRY MEGASTAR >> FOR NOW IT'S AT LEAST SOME KIND OF RETURN TO NORMALCY, YOU KNOW, FOR THE INDUSTRY WHICH HAS JUST SEEN, YOU KNOW, ITS REVENUE GO TO ZERO

>> Reporter: AND IT'S NOT JUST CONCERTS FOLKS ARE GOING TO SEE THE CLASSIC DRIVE-IN MOVIE IS SEEING A RESURGENCE TOO WALMART PARTNERING WITH TRIBECA FILMS TO TRANSFORM 160 OF ITS STORE PARKING LOTS INTO CONTACT-FREE DRIVE-IN THEATERS THIS SUMMER AS SUFFOLK DOWNS RACETRACK IN BOSTON PLANS TO START SHOWING DRIVE-IN MOVIES AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 50 DOSE OF THE P SUMMER FUN GETS REIMAGINED NOW, IF YOU'RE WONDERING ABOUT SAFETY, STAFF AT HER DECADES' LONG MARRIAGE TO JOHN TRAVOLTA AND BEING A MOTHER TO THE COUPLE'S THREE CHILDREN

THIS MORNING FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND FANS ARE MOURNING THE LOSS OF ACTRESS KELLY PRESTON WHO DIED SUNDAY AT 57 HER HUSBAND JOHN TRAVOLTA WRITING OVERNIGHT IT IS WITH A VERY HEAVY HEART THAT I INFORM YOU THAT MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE LOST HER BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER PRESTON HAD BEEN UNDERGOING MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR SOME TIME TRA VOLT TA THANKING THE DOCTORS, NURSES, FRIENDS, AND LOVED ONES WHO HAVE BEEN BY HER SIDE BORN IN HONOLULU, HAWAII, PRESTON STUDIED ACTING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

THEY MET WHILE FILMING "THE EXPERTS" THEY GOT ENGAGED IN 1991 MARRYING LATER THAT YEAR GOING ON TO BECOME ONE OF HOLLYWOOD'S BELOVED POWER COUPLES ON SCREEN PRESTON HAD A LENGTHY ACTING CAREER IN TELEVISION AND MOVIES STARRING OPPOSITE A NUMBER OF HOLLYWOOD'S HEAVYWEIGHTS SHE PLAYED TOM CRUISE'S FIERY FIANCE IN "JERRY MAGUIRE" >> I DON'T CRY AT MOVIES

AND I DON'T TELL A MAN WHO JUST SCREWED UP BOTH OUR LIVES, OH, POOR BABY THAT'S ME FOR BETTER OR WORSE >> Reporter: APPEARING WITH KEVIN COSTNER IN "FOR LOVE OF THE GAME" >> I MISSED MY PLANE I HAD TO STAY AT THE AIRPORT HOTEL

>> YOU MISSED YOUR PLANE? >> THERE WAS THIS BALL GAME ON >> Reporter: BOTH PRACTICING SCIENTOLOGISTS, SHE AND TRAVOLTA HAD THREE CHILDREN TOGETHER ELLA 20, BENJAMIN 9, AND SON JETT WHO DIED BACK IN 2009 AFTER AGE 16 AFTER SUFFERING A SEIZURE THE PUBLIC SUPPORT FOLLOWING THE BIRTH OF SON BENJAMIN WAS SOMETHING THAT HAD HELPED EASE THE FAMILY'S HEART ACHE OVER LOSING JETT SHE SPOKE TO "TODAY" IN 2011

>> IT'S BEEN WONDERFULLY HEALING IT'S STILL EVERY DAY, BUT IT'S BEEN, I THINK, A REALLY NICE GIFT >> Reporter: DAUGHTER ELLA POSTING A HEARTWARMING TRIBUTE TO HER MOTHER ON SUNDAY WRITING, ANYONE WHO IS LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE KNOWN YOU OR TO HAVE EVER BEEN IN YOUR PRESENCE WILL AGREE THAT YOU HAVE A GLOW AND A LIGHT THAT NEVER CEASES TO SHINE AND THAT MAKES ANYONE AROUND YOU FEEL INSTANTLY HAPPY >> JUST THE SADDEST STORY

JOE, TRIBUTES, I KNOW, ARE POURING IN FROM ALL OVER HOLLYWOOD HOW ARE THEY REMEMBERING HER? >> Reporter: WELL, TAKE RUSSELL CROWE, FOR EXAMPLE HE RECALLS MEETING PRESTON IN 1992 AND SAYS SHE WAS SUCH A LOVELY PERSON ADDING, I HAVEN'T SEEN HER MUCH BUT WHEN I DID, SHE WAS ALWAYS THE SAME SPARKLY EYED GEM FROM ACTOR JOSH GAD, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL AND AMAZING ACTRESS AND PERSON MY HEART GOES OUT RESTARTING THE SEASON AND THE EVERYDAY CHALLENGES HE BELIEVES NEED TO BE ADDRESSED

IT'S STRANGE TO THINK OF THE NBA SEASON STARTING AGAIN WITHOUT STEPH CURRY THE SUPERSTAR POINT GUARD FOR THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS BUT THESE ARE STRANGE TIMES CURRY'S WARRIORS ARE NOT AMONG THE 22 TEAMS TO QUALIFY TO GATHER IN ORLANDO INSIDE WHAT SOME ARE CALLING THE NBA BUBBLE PLAYING IN A BUBBLE, LIVING IN THIS BUBBLE IN ORLANDO

YOU AND YOUR WARRIORS, NOT ONE OF THE 22 WHAT'S IT LIKE BEING OUTSIDE THE BUBBLE LOOKING IN? >> I HEAR THEY'RE PLAYING, MAKING IT WORK IT'S GOING TO BE A HUGE SACRIFICE FOR ALL THE GUYS TO STICK WITH THE PRPROTOCOLS, BE SAFE BUT HOPEFULLY IT WORKS HOPEFULLY WE GET THROUGH THE FINALS AND SEE WHO COMES OUT ON TOP

>> Reporter: WE CAUGHT UP WITH CURRY AS HE PLAYED IN THE AMERICAN CENTURY GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP AT LAKE TAHOE OVER THE WEEKEND WHILE THERE HE AND CHARLES BARKLEY AND OTHER NAMES FROM PRO SPORTS TOOK PART IN A ROUND TABLE SPECIAL CALLED "RACE & SPORTS IN AMERICA: CONVERSATIONS" >> AS A FATHER WITH YOUNG CHILDREN, THEY'RE ASKING QUESTIONS BECAUSE THEY'RE BEING SHOWN THESE IMAGES YOU SHOULDN'T SHIELD THEM FROM THIS >> Reporter: WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO TAKE AWAY FROM THE SPECIAL? >> ANY TIME WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE AND HAVE PEOPLE LISTEN AND KEEP APPLYING PRESSURE I THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT

THAT'S WHY WE ALL WANTED TO TALK ON IT YOU KNOW, HOPEFULLY PEOPLE GET SOMETHING FROM IT AND CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION THEMSELVES >> Reporter: YOU SPENT SOME TIME TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING THAT I DON'T THINK GETS A LOT OF ATTENTION YOU TALKED ABOUT SUBTLE RACISM WHAT IS SUBTLE RACISM TO YOU AND HOW HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED IT? >> AS A BLACK MAN IN THIS SOCIETY, SOMETIMES YOU HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF POLISH

YOU'RE ARTICULATE, INTELLIGENT YOU MIGHT BE ACCEPTED, BUT THERE'S STILL KIND OF THAT SUBTLE REMARK AROUND, OH, YOU KNOW, YOU'RE SO WELL SPOKEN THOSE KIND OF JUST SUBTLE JABS >> Reporter: DURING THE GOLF TOURNAMENT, CURRY WORE CUSTOM CLEATS HONORING BREONNA TAYLOR WHO WAS KILLED DURING A RAID ON HER HOME OF THE THREE OFFICERS INVOLVED, ONE HAS BEEN FIRED WHILE THE OTHER TWO ARE ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE

YOU SAID HER NAME, IF YOU WILL, BY WEARING THOSE CUSTOMIZED GOLF CLEATS THIS WEEKEND HONORING BREONNA TAYLOR WHY HER STORY? >> THERE'S NO REASON WHY THERE SHOULDN'T BE — THOSE COPS THAT WERE RESPONSIBLE THAT SHOULDN'T BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE FOR HOW EVERYTHING WENT DOWN AND THAT SAY HER NAME THING IS HUGE IN TERMS OF CONTINUING TO, AGAIN, APPLY PRESSURE TO THAT CONVERSATION >> Reporter: SOCIAL JUSTICE PHRASES ARE GOING TO BE ALLOWED ON TEAM JERSEYS WHEN THEY DO START HERE IN A FEW WEEKS ARE YOU AT ALL CONCERNED ABOUT ALIENATING FANS? >> NO

NOT SENSITIVE TO THAT AT ALL I APPLAUD EVERY PLAYER THAT'S GOING TO TAKE THAT OPPORTUNITY WE'RE HUMAN FIRST AND IF YOU CAN'T ACCEPT WHAT WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT OR WHAT WE WANT TO HIGHLIGHT OR WHAT WE WANT TO CHANGE IN OUR SOCIETY, THEN DON'T ACCEPT US AS BASKETBALL PLAYERS EITHER >> Reporter: FELLOW PANELIST CHARLES BARKLEY CAUSED A STIR ON FRIDAY WITH COMMENTS DURING AN INTERVIEW WITH CNBC

>> THE FANS ARE AT SUCH A DISADVANTAGE BECAUSE THEY'RE GOING THROUGH THE PANDEMIC AND THEY DON'T WANT TO SEE A BUNCH OF RICH PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT STUFF ALL THE TIME >> Reporter: WAS HE TALKING TO YOU? WAS HE TALKING ABOUT YOU? WAS HE TALKING ABOUT THE EFFORT YOU'RE PART OF? >> HE SAID SPORTS BRINGS EVERYBODY TOGETHER IN A SENSE BUT THERE'S A DOUBLE EDGED SWORD TO IT YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A MICROPHONE IN FRONT OF OUR FACE ALL THE TIME

AND IF WE'RE KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, PASSIONATE ABOUT WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, THEN WE SHOULD SPEAK ON IT THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT CAN'T SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES IN THIS COUNTRY >> Reporter: AS A FATHER, NOT A BASKETBALL PLAYER FOR A MOMENT, BUT AS A FATHER AS YOU HAVE WATCHED IT AND LISTENED TO ALL THAT'S BEEN HAPPENING IN OUR COUNTRY OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS NOW, WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF IT? >> I THINK IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BE ALIVE TO SEE, YOU KNOW, THE PARTICIPATION AT PROTESTS I GOT TO BRING MY 7-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER SHE WAS ASKING QUESTIONS ABOUT WHY WE WERE OUT THERE AND WHAT WE WERE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH

BY THE END, LEADING CHANTS HERSELF SO AGAIN, THIS IS A GENERATION THAT CAN USE ALL THE RESOURCES WE HAVE AVAILABLE TO MAKE MEANINGFUL IMPACT I THINK AT THE END OF THE DAY WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO DO IT EVEN IF WE DON'T SEE THOSE CHANGES RIGHT AWAY >> STEPH WENT ON TO SAY IF YOU CAN'T ACCEPT ME AS AN ACTIVIST, IF YOU CAN'T ACCEPT THE THINGS I WANT TO TALK ABOUT, YOU CAN'T ACCEPT ME AS AN ATHLETE EITHER HE SAID THE TWO GO HAND IN HAND

YOU'LL APPRECIATE THIS THAT GOLF TOURNAMENT OVER THE WEEKEND, HE ACTUALLY STARTED PRETTY SLOW >> WHERE'D HE END UP? >> NUMBER FOUR HE FINISHED FOURTH IN THAT AMERICAN CENTURY GOLF TOURNAMENT PLAYED WITH HIS DAD

STARTED WITH HIS DAD THEN HE PLAYED WITH JERRY RICE AND SOME OTHER GUYS AND AT THE END, THEY DO THIS THING, YOU KNOW, WHERE THEY JUMP IN THE LAKE >> THEY DO? >> OH, YEAH >> THAT'S FUN

>> THEY ALL JUMP IN THERE AT LAKE TAHOE THAT CONVERSATION, BY THE WAY, THAT ROUND TABLE CONVERSATION "RACE & SPORTS IN AMERICA: CONVERSATIONS," IT'S ON GOL NO ASSURANCES OF STUDENT AND TEACHER SAFETY AS THE DEBATE OVER REOPENING SCHOOLS HEATS UP, EDUCATION SECRETARY BETTY DeVOS HIT THE AIRWAVES TO PUSH THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE >> IT'S NOT A MATTER OF IF IT'S A MATTER OF HOW WE REOPEN SCHOOLS AND HOW KIDS GET BACK TO LEARNING FULL-TIME

>> Reporter: DeVOS SAYS SCHOOLS MUST OPEN FOR IN-PERSON CLASSES THIS FALL AND INSISTS IT CAN BE DONE SAFELY DESPITE A SURGE IN NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES IN MANY STATES BUT SHE DID NOT OFFER A PLAN FOR HOW TO DO IT >> THE KEY IS THAT KIDS HAVE TO GET BACK TO SCHOOL WE KNOW THERE ARE GOING TO BE HOT SPOTS AND THOSE HAVE TO BE DEALT WITH ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS

BUT THE RULE SHOULD BE KIDS GO BACK TO SCHOOL THIS FALL >> Reporter: SHE ALSO DOWN PLAYED THE POTENTIAL HEALTH RISKS >> THERE'S NOTHING THAT SUGGESTS THAT KIDS BEING IN SCHOOLS IS IN ANY WAY DANGEROUS >> Reporter: BUT INTERNAL CDC DOCUMENTS OBTAINED BY "THE NEW YORK TIMES" WARNED THAT FULLY REOPENING SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES WOULD CREATE THE HIGHEST RISK FOR THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS WORRY CHILDREN COULD SERVE AS CARRIERS WHO PASS THE VIRUS TO OTHERS

ADDING TO THE UNCERTAINTY, DURING LAST WEEK'S CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE BRIEFING, DR DEBORAH BIRX TOLD ME THERE ISN'T ENOUGH TESTING DATA TO DRAW CONCLUSIONS ABOUT THE INFECTION AND TRANSMISSION RATES AMONG CHILDREN >> IF YOU LOOK ACROSS ALL OF THE TESTS THAT WE'VE DONE AND WHEN WE HAVE THE AGE, THE PORTION THAT IS IN THE LOWEST TESTED PORTION IS THE UNDER 10-YEAR-OLDS >> Reporter: ON SUNDAY DeVOS ALSO DOUBLED DOWN ON THE ADMINISTRATION'S THREAT TO WITHHOLD FEDERAL FUNDING FROM SCHOOLS THAT REFUSE TO OPEN >> IF SCHOOLS AREN'T GOING TO REOPEN AND NOT FULFILL THAT PROMISE, THEY SHOULDN'T GET THE FUNDS

>> Reporter: CONDEMNATION FROM HOUSE SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI >> THIS IS APPALLING THEY'RE MESSING — THE PRESIDENT AND HIS ADMINISTRATION ARE MESSING WITH THE HEALTH OF OUR CHILDREN >> Reporter: MEANTIME THE WHITE HOUSE IS TAKING AIM AT THE TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT DR ANTHONY FAUCI

IN A STATEMENT OVER THE WEEKEND, AN OFFICIAL TOLD NBC NEWS THAT SEVERAL WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE NUMBER OF TIMES DR FAUCI HAS BEEN WRONG ON THINGS THIS OFFICIAL ALSO PROVIDED A LENGTHY LENGTH OF EXAMPLES THEY FAILED TO NOTE THAT FAUCI'S VIEWS WERE CONSIDERED ACCURATE AT THE TIME BUT THAT THE SCIENCE HAD EVOLVED OF COURSE THIS WHOLE EFFORT COMES AS FAUCI HAS BEEN OPENLY CRITICAL OF SHORTCOMINGS IN THE COUNTRY'S CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE AS PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS PUBLICLY DISAGREED WITH HIM AND WITH OPINION POLLS SHOWING THE AMERICAN PUBLIC TRUSTS FAUCI'S ADVICE OVER THE PRESIDENT'S

SAVANNAH? >> ALL RIGHT GEOFF, BACK TO SCHOOLS FOR A MOMENT THE ADMINISTRATION PLANNING ON RELEASING ITS OWN SET OF GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOLS WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT? >> Reporter: A SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL TELLS US THE WHITE HOUSE PLANS TO ISSUE ITS OWN GUIDELINES FOR THE REOPENING OF SCHOOLS WHICH COULD BE RELEASED AS EARLY AS THIS WEEK WE'RE TOLD THE WHITE HOUSE RECOMMENDATIONS WILL INCLUDE SOME OF THOSE ISSUED BY THE CDC AND OTHER ONES FROM THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS

BUT IT AT HOSPITALS IN SOME OF THOSE HOT SPOTS AND THEY ARE PAINTING A VERY GRIM PICTURE OF WHAT IT'S LIKE ON THE INSIDE THIS MORNING AS CORONAVIRUS CASES SURGE NATIONWIDE, MANY HOSPITALS AND HOT SPOTS ARE DEALING WITH A PANDEMIC SHOWING NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN IN HIDALGO COUNTY, TEXAS, WHICH HIT A RECORD 1,274 NEW CASES ON THURSDAY, HOSPITALS ARE INUNDATED WITH PATIENTS >> YOU SEE THESE WAREHOUSES OF PEOPLE ON LIFE SUPPORT MACHINES, IT'S DIRE WHEN YOU'RE COUNTING HOW MANY VENTILATORS YOU HAVE LEFT, YOU HAVE TWO LEFT, SIX LEFT, THAT'S DIRE

>> Reporter: IN SOUTH CAROLINA WHERE NEW CASES HAVE NOW SURPASSED 56,000, NBC NEWS WAS GIVEN AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK INSIDE A COVID ICU IN WEST COLUMBIA THE FLOOR QUICKLY APPROACHING CAPACITY >> WHAT WE DECIDED IF YOU'RE OKAY WITH IT IS TO GIVE YOU THE BEST CHANCE POSSIBLE AND TO PUT THAT BREATHING TUBE IN YOU OKAY? >> Reporter: DR CAROL CHO MAKING THE DIFFICULT CHOICE TO PUT ANOTHER PATIENT ON A VENTILATOR

HER THIRD INTUBATION IN ONE DAY >> WORKING IN THE COVID UNIT HAS BEEN VERY EMOTIONALLY AND MENTALLY TAXING >> Reporter: IN HARD-HIT ARIZONA, MANY HOSPITALS IN PHOENIX ARE ALSO GRAPPLING WITH AN INFLUX OF NEW PATIENTS >> WE'RE AT OVER 100% CAPACITY, IF THAT'S POSSIBLE EVERY PLACE THAT'S A POTENTIAL BED, WE HAVE A PERSON

>> Reporter: DR MICHELLE ISIAK HAS BEEN ON THE FRONT LINES OF THE PANDEMIC FOR MONTHS THE STATE REACHING AN ALARMING POSITIVITY RATE AND MORE THAN 322,000 CONFIRMED CASES >> IT'S INTENSE IT'S BUSY

THERE ARE SICK PEOPLE, WE'RE CONSTANTLY ON OUR GO MAKING QUICK DECISIONS, ACTING — TRYING TO ACT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF OUR PATIENTS AND BEING SAFE >> Reporter: IN FLORIDA THE CENTER OF THE COUNTRY'S NEW SURGE IN CASES, TALLAHASSEE MEMORIAL HEALTH CARE HAS BEEN FORCED TO REOPEN ITS COVID UNITS >> NOT ONLY DID I COME TO WORK AND WORRY ABOUT THE SAFETY OF MY PATIENTS, BUT I ALSO WORRY ABOUT TAKING COVID HOME TO MY FAMILY >> Reporter: DOCTORS AND NURSES IN A LIFE AND DEATH FIGHT TO SAVE PATIENTS

APP BATTLE WITH NO END IN SIGHT HERE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LAST WEEK, SOME HOSPITALS DID REACH CAPACITY HAVING TO SEND PATIENTS SEVEN HERRY SANDERS IN MIAMI KERRY, GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: GOOD MORNING, SAVANNAH FOLKS BEGAN LINING UP HERE TO GET CORONAVIRUS TESTS AT 1:00 A

M THEY MAY END UP WAITING EIGHT DAYS OR MORE TO GET RESULTS ONE OF THE BIG PROBLEMS IS PEOPLE GO ABOUT THEIR LIVES AS THEY'RE WAITING FOR THOSE TEST RESULTS POTENTIALLY SPREADING CORONAVIRUS HOW BAD IS THE PROBLEM? WELL, IF FLORIDA WERE ITS OWN COUNTRY, IT WOULD RANK NUMBER FOUR IN THE WORLD FIRST, THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES

THEN FOLLOWED BY BRAZIL AND INDIA THIS MORNING SUNBELT HOT SPOTS ARE SPIKING FLORIDA HITTING A NATIONAL RECORD REPORTING MORE THAN 15,000 NEW CASES OF COVID-19 IN A SINGLE DAY AT ITS WORST, NEW YORK REPORTED SLIGHTLY MORE THAN 11,500 IN A SINGLE DAY >> I THINK SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE AND SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE NOW

>> Reporter: THE UNWANTED SURGE COMES AFTER THE STATE RECEIVED 140,000 TEST RESULTS IN JUST ONE DAY ON SATURDAY FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR REPEATED HIS CLAIM THAT PEOPLE TRYING TO ESCAPE THE HEAT BY GOING INDOORS MAY BE TO BLAME >> WHEN IT'S HOT, PEOPLE WOULD RATHER BE, YOU KNOW, INSIDE AND IN INCLOSED AIR CONDITIONED SPACES >> Reporter: THIS MORNING SOME FLORIDA COMMUNITIES ARE ROLLING BACK REOPENING CLOSING INDOOR DINING AT RESTAURANTS AND IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, A RENEWED 10:00 P

M CURFEW DESPITE THE RISE IN POSITIVE TESTS, WALT DISNEY WORLD WELCOMING TOURISTS OUTSIDE THE PARK GOVERNOR DeSANTIS IS STEADFAST IN HIS DECISION THAT HE WILL NOT MANDATE MASKS A STARK CONTRAST TO TEXAS WHERE GOVERNOR ABBOTT ORDERED MASK WEARING STATEWIDE

>> I MADE THIS TOUGH DECISION FOR ONE REASON IT WAS OUR LAST BEST EFFORT TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IF WE DO NOT SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, THE NEXT STEP WOULD HAVE TO BE A LOCKDOWN >> Reporter: ONE PERSON WHO DID WEAR A MASK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PUBLIC, PRESIDENT TRUMP HE DONNED A MASK WITH A PRESIDENTIAL SEAL WHEN HE VISITED THE WALTER REED MEDICAL CENTER SATURDAY TO MEET WITH WOUNDED SERVICE MEMBERS AND HEALTH CARE WORKERS

THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN RELUCTANT TO WEAR MASKS EVEN THOUGH THE ADMINISTRATION'S TOP HEALTH EXPERTS HAVE BEEN RECOMMENDING THEM FOR MONTHS >> WHEN YOU'RE IN A HOSPITAL, ESPECIALLY IN THAT PARTICULAR SETTING WHERE YOU'RE TALKING TO A LOT OF SOLDIERS AND PEOPLE THAT IN SOME CASES JUST GOT OFF THE OPERATING TABLES, I THINK IT'S A GREAT THING TO WEAR A MASK >> Reporter: AND IN SAN ANTONIO A 30-YEAR-OLD HOSPITALIZED AFTER ATTENDING A SO-CALLED COVID PARTY WHERE PEOPLE INTENSELY TRIED TO GET SICK HAS DIED >> JUST BEFORE THE PATIENT DIED, THEY LOOKED AT THEIR NURSE AND SAID I THINK I MADE A MISTAKE I THOUGHT THIS WAS A HOAX, BUT IT'S NOT

>> Reporter: FLORIDA BREAKING ANOTHER RECORD IN THE LAST SEVE WHICH TO FOLLOW SAVANNAH? >> GEOFF, THANK YOU VERY MUCH DR ASHISH JHA JOINS US NOW DR

JHA, GOOD MORNING TO YOU YOU SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING IN FLORIDA HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN IT? WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THIS RECORD DAILY SURGE OF CASES THERE? >> GOOD MORNING THE SITUATION IN FLORIDA IS PRETTY WORRISOME THERE WERE MORE CASES YESTERDAY IN FLORIDA THAN ALL OF EUROPE YESTERDAY

AND THIS IS OBVIOUSLY A SITUATION THAT'S GETTING WORSE I THINK WE KNOW HOW WE GOT HERE, RIGHT? WE — FLORIDA ALONG WITH OTHER STATES OPENED UP TOO EARLY WHEN THEY WEREN'T QUITE READY THEY DIDN'T MEET THE WHITE HOUSE'S OWN GUIDELINES AND THEY OPENED UP TOO AGGRESSIVELY THEY HAD OTHER THINGS TO OPEN WHEN THEY WEREN'T READY TO DO IT

THEN I THINK THE BIGGEST PROBLEM RECENTLY IS THEY'VE BEEN TOO SLOW TO REACT STILL DON'T HAVE A STATEWIDE MANDATE FOR MASKS THERE ARE OTHER THINGS WE STILL SHOULD BE DOING I DON'T THINK FLORIDA HAS BEEN AS AGGRESSIVE AS IT NEEDS TO BE >> WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO SAY, LOOK

IT'S A FUNCTION OF MORE TESTING THERE HAS BEEN A SURGE IN TESTING IN FLORIDA AS WELL AND THE GOVERNOR THERE POINTS OUT THAT MANY, MANY OF THESE CASES ARE ACTUALLY AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE DOES THAT MITIGATE IT AT ALL IN YOUR MIND? MAKE IT ANY LESS WORRISOME? >> LOOK, THERE HAS BEEN A SURGE IN TESTING WHAT WE'VE SEEN IN FLORIDA IS A BIG INCREASE IN HOSPITALIZATIONS

THAT CAN'T BE EXPLAIN BID TESTING AND NOW WE'RE SEEING A BIG INCREASE IN DEATHS THAT CAN'T BE EXPLAINED BY TESTING AND THEN MORE RECENTLY WE'VE STARTED JUST IN THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS SEEING DATA THAT AT LEAST IN TEXAS AND OTHER PLACES, OLDER PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO GET INFECTED AGAIN BECAUSE OLD PEOPLE AND YOUNG PEOPLE MINGLE

THEY LIVE WITH EACH OTHER THE IDEA IT COULD STAY WITH JUST YOUNG PEOPLE IS PROBABLY UNREALISTIC >> WE'VE SEEN OBVIOUSLY SURGES IN ARIZONA AND TEXAS, FLORIDA WE'VE DISCUSSED AT LENGTH YOU ALSO SEE IT IN CALIFORNIA WHERE THE PERCEPTION WAS THAT THEY REOPENED AT A MORE MEASURED PACE

HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THAT THEY, TOO — CALIFORNIA, TOO, IS SEEING THIS INCREASE IN CASES? >> SO CALIFORNIA IS A STATE THAT DID LOCK DOWN EARLY, HAD AGGRESSIVE POLICY WHEN THEY RELAXED THEIR REGULATIONS, THEY REALLY LEFT IT UP TO LOCAL COUNTIES I THINK A LOT OF STATES DID THAT AND A LOT OF COUNTIES ESPECIALLY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, I THINK AGAIN MADE A LOT OF THE SAME MISTAKES PULLED BACK TOO EARLY

AND THEN I THINK THE STATE WAS SLOW TO REACT TO IT SO WHEN I LOOK AT PARTS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, IT LOOKS THE SAME AS ARIZONA AND TEXAS IN REAL TROUBLE I'M HOPING IN THE DAYS AND WEEKS AHEAD, WE'RE GOING TO SEE AN AGGRESSIVE RESPONSE FROM THE GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA >> I DO WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE ISSUE OF SCHOOLS WHICH WE JUST COVERED THE EDUCATION SECRETARY BETSY DeVOS SAID ON A SHOW YESTERDAY, THERE'S NOTHING IN THE DATA THAT SUGGESTS THAT KIDS BEING IN SCHOOL IS IN ANY WAY DANGEROUS

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT? DO YOU AGREE? >> I THINK THAT'S A LITTLE MORE CAVALIER THAN I WOULD BE WILLING TO BE THERE'S NO QUESTION IN MY MIND THAT KIDS ARE LESS LIKELY TO GET SICK AND THERE'S PRETTY GOOD EVIDENCE THEY'RE LESS LIKELY TO SPREAD DISEASE IN ADULTS BUT THAT'S NOT THE QUESTION THE QUESTION IS IN A HOT SPOT LIKE ARIZONA OR TEXAS OR FLORIDA OR, YOU KNOW, PROBABLY ABOUT A DOZEN STATES, IF YOU OPEN UP AND HAVE LARGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE, KIDS AND ADULTS IN BUILDINGS, INSIDE ALL DAY, CAN YOU DO THAT SAFELY? AND I THINK MOST EXPERTS WOULD SAY NOT REALLY

NOT IF YOU'RE IN A HOT SPOT SO IN PLACES WHERE THINGS ARE REALLY BAD, I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE VERY HARD TO OPEN SCHOOLS 2020, FOLKSM OPEN ♪ EVERY WEEK HAS A WEEKEND ♪ >> Reporter: LIVE MUSIC NOW BACK IN ACTION BUT WITH A TWIST INSTEAD OF MAKING YOUR WAY TO A SEAT OR FIGHTING YOUR WAY THROUGH A CROWD, MUSIC FANS ARE PULLING INTO A PARKING SPOT FOR DRIVE-IN CONCERTS

LIVE NATION ORGANIZING A WEEKEND OF SHOWS IN NASHVILLE AND INDIANAPOLIS THOUSANDS OF FANS PULLING UP TO SEE SOME OF THEIR FAVORITE ARTISTS LIVE LIKE DARIUS RUCKER WHO TOLD US HE COULDN'T WAIT TO GET BACK ON STAGE >> THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN GING, BETTING THE STAGE IN ALL THREE CITIES ♪ WAY BACK WHEN WE COULDN'T GET ENOUGH ♪ >> Reporter: BRINGING IN CARRIE UNDERWOOD FOR A VIRTUAL DUET LIVE MUSIC WILL LIVE ON

WE WILL BEAT THIS VIRUS ORGANIZERS OFFERING FANS LOTS OF ROOM WITH NINE FEET OF PERSONAL TAKE GATE SPACE NEXT TO YOUR PARKING LOT SPOT THEN ANOTHER NINE FEET OF BUFFER SPACE BETWEEN YOU AND THE NEXT GROUP CONCERT GOERS NOT REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS OUTSIDE THEIR CARS UNLESS MANDATED BY LOCAL LAWS OR THE INDIVIDUAL VENUES ENCORE LIVE PLANNING AN ALL NEW VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE WITH BLAKE SHELTON, GWEN STEFANI, AND TRACE ADKINS AFTER A VIRTUAL CONCERT IN JUNE DREW ASTONISHING NUMBERS WITH 350,000 PEOPLE GOING TO MORE THAN 300 DRIVE-IN THEATERS TO WATCH THE COUNTRY MEGASTAR

>> FOR NOW IT'S AT LEAST SOME KIND OF RETURN TO NORMALCY, YOU KNOW, FOR THE INDUSTRY WHICH HAS JUST SEEN, YOU KNOW, ITS REVENUE GO TO ZERO >> Reporter: AND IT'S NOT JUST CONCERTS FOLKS ARE GOING TO SEE THE CLASSIC DRIVE-IN MOVIE IS SEEING A RESURGENCE TOO WALMART PARTNERING WITH TRIBECA FILMS TO TRANSFORM 160 OF ITS STORE PARKING LOTS INTO CONTACT-FREE DRIVE-IN THEATERS THIS SUMMER AS SUFFOLK DOWNS RACETRACK IN BOSTON PLANS TO START SHOWING DRIVE-IN MOVIES AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 50 DOSE OF THE P SUMMER FUN GETS REIMAGINED

NOW, IF YOU'RE WONDERING ABOUT SAFETY, STAFF AT HER DECADES' LONG MARRIAGE TO JOHN TRAVOLTA AND BEING A MOTHER TO THE COUPLE'S THREE CHILDREN THIS MORNING FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND FANS ARE MOURNING THE LOSS OF ACTRESS KELLY PRESTON WHO DIED SUNDAY AT 57 HER HUSBAND JOHN TRAVOLTA WRITING OVERNIGHT IT IS WITH A VERY HEAVY HEART THAT I INFORM YOU THAT MY BEAUTIFUL WIFE LOST HER BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER PRESTON HAD BEEN UNDERGOING MEDICAL TREATMENT FOR SOME TIME TRA VOLT TA THANKING THE DOCTORS, NURSES, FRIENDS, AND LOVED ONES WHO HAVE BEEN BY HER SIDE

BORN IN HONOLULU, HAWAII, PRESTON STUDIED ACTING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA THEY MET WHILE FILMING "THE EXPERTS" THEY GOT ENGAGED IN 1991 MARRYING LATER THAT YEAR GOING ON TO BECOME ONE OF HOLLYWOOD'S BELOVED POWER COUPLES ON SCREEN PRESTON HAD A LENGTHY ACTING CAREER IN TELEVISION AND MOVIES STARRING OPPOSITE A NUMBER OF HOLLYWOOD'S HEAVYWEIGHTS SHE PLAYED TOM CRUISE'S FIERY FIANCE IN "JERRY MAGUIRE

" >> I DON'T CRY AT MOVIES AND I DON'T TELL A MAN WHO JUST SCREWED UP BOTH OUR LIVES, OH, POOR BABY THAT'S ME FOR BETTER OR WORSE >> Reporter: APPEARING WITH KEVIN COSTNER IN "FOR LOVE OF THE GAME" >> I MISSED MY PLANE

I HAD TO STAY AT THE AIRPORT HOTEL >> YOU MISSED YOUR PLANE? >> THERE WAS THIS BALL GAME ON >> Reporter: BOTH PRACTICING SCIENTOLOGISTS, SHE AND TRAVOLTA HAD THREE CHILDREN TOGETHER ELLA 20, BENJAMIN 9, AND SON JETT WHO DIED BACK IN 2009 AFTER AGE 16 AFTER SUFFERING A SEIZURE THE PUBLIC SUPPORT FOLLOWING THE BIRTH OF SON BENJAMIN WAS SOMETHING THAT HAD HELPED EASE THE FAMILY'S HEART ACHE OVER LOSING JETT

SHE SPOKE TO "TODAY" IN 2011 >> IT'S BEEN WONDERFULLY HEALING IT'S STILL EVERY DAY, BUT IT'S BEEN, I THINK, A REALLY NICE GIFT >> Reporter: DAUGHTER ELLA POSTING A HEARTWARMING TRIBUTE TO HER MOTHER ON SUNDAY WRITING, ANYONE WHO IS LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE KNOWN YOU OR TO HAVE EVER BEEN IN YOUR PRESENCE WILL AGREE THAT YOU HAVE A GLOW AND A LIGHT THAT NEVER CEASES TO SHINE AND THAT MAKES ANYONE AROUND YOU FEEL INSTANTLY HAPPY

>> JUST THE SADDEST STORY JOE, TRIBUTES, I KNOW, ARE POURING IN FROM ALL OVER HOLLYWOOD HOW ARE THEY REMEMBERING HER? >> Reporter: WELL, TAKE RUSSELL CROWE, FOR EXAMPLE HE RECALLS MEETING PRESTON IN 1992 AND SAYS SHE WAS SUCH A LOVELY PERSON ADDING, I HAVEN'T SEEN HER MUCH BUT WHEN I DID, SHE WAS ALWAYS THE SAME SPARKLY EYED GEM FROM ACTOR JOSH GAD, WHAT A BEAUTIFUL AND AMAZING ACTRESS AND PERSON

MY HEART GOES OUT RESTARTING THE SEASON AND THE EVERYDAY CHALLENGES HE BELIEVES NEED TO BE ADDRESSED IT'S STRANGE TO THINK OF THE NBA SEASON STARTING AGAIN WITHOUT STEPH CURRY THE SUPERSTAR POINT GUARD FOR THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS BUT THESE ARE STRANGE TIMES CURRY'S WARRIORS ARE NOT AMONG THE 22 TEAMS TO QUALIFY TO GATHER IN ORLANDO INSIDE WHAT SOME ARE CALLING THE NBA BUBBLE

PLAYING IN A BUBBLE, LIVING IN THIS BUBBLE IN ORLANDO YOU AND YOUR WARRIORS, NOT ONE OF THE 22 WHAT'S IT LIKE BEING OUTSIDE THE BUBBLE LOOKING IN? >> I HEAR THEY'RE PLAYING, MAKING IT WORK IT'S GOING TO BE A HUGE SACRIFICE FOR ALL THE GUYS TO STICK WITH THE PRPROTOCOLS, BE SAFE BUT HOPEFULLY IT WORKS

HOPEFULLY WE GET THROUGH THE FINALS AND SEE WHO COMES OUT ON TOP >> Reporter: WE CAUGHT UP WITH CURRY AS HE PLAYED IN THE AMERICAN CENTURY GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP AT LAKE TAHOE OVER THE WEEKEND WHILE THERE HE AND CHARLES BARKLEY AND OTHER NAMES FROM PRO SPORTS TOOK PART IN A ROUND TABLE SPECIAL CALLED "RACE & SPORTS IN AMERICA: CONVERSATIONS" >> AS A FATHER WITH YOUNG CHILDREN, THEY'RE ASKING QUESTIONS BECAUSE THEY'RE BEING SHOWN THESE IMAGES YOU SHOULDN'T SHIELD THEM FROM THIS >> Reporter: WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO TAKE AWAY FROM THE SPECIAL? >> ANY TIME WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE AND HAVE PEOPLE LISTEN AND KEEP APPLYING PRESSURE

I THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT THAT'S WHY WE ALL WANTED TO TALK ON IT YOU KNOW, HOPEFULLY PEOPLE GET SOMETHING FROM IT AND CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION THEMSELVES >> Reporter: YOU SPENT SOME TIME TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING THAT I DON'T THINK GETS A LOT OF ATTENTION YOU TALKED ABOUT SUBTLE RACISM

WHAT IS SUBTLE RACISM TO YOU AND HOW HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED IT? >> AS A BLACK MAN IN THIS SOCIETY, SOMETIMES YOU HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF POLISH YOU'RE ARTICULATE, INTELLIGENT YOU MIGHT BE ACCEPTED, BUT THERE'S STILL KIND OF THAT SUBTLE REMARK AROUND, OH, YOU KNOW, YOU'RE SO WELL SPOKEN THOSE KIND OF JUST SUBTLE JABS >> Reporter: DURING THE GOLF TOURNAMENT, CURRY WORE CUSTOM CLEATS HONORING BREONNA TAYLOR WHO WAS KILLED DURING A RAID ON HER HOME

OF THE THREE OFFICERS INVOLVED, ONE HAS BEEN FIRED WHILE THE OTHER TWO ARE ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE YOU SAID HER NAME, IF YOU WILL, BY WEARING THOSE CUSTOMIZED GOLF CLEATS THIS WEEKEND HONORING BREONNA TAYLOR WHY HER STORY? >> THERE'S NO REASON WHY THERE SHOULDN'T BE — THOSE COPS THAT WERE RESPONSIBLE THAT SHOULDN'T BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE FOR HOW EVERYTHING WENT DOWN AND THAT SAY HER NAME THING IS HUGE IN TERMS OF CONTINUING TO, AGAIN, APPLY PRESSURE TO THAT CONVERSATION >> Reporter: SOCIAL JUSTICE PHRASES ARE GOING TO BE ALLOWED ON TEAM JERSEYS WHEN THEY DO START HERE IN A FEW WEEKS

ARE YOU AT ALL CONCERNED ABOUT ALIENATING FANS? >> NO NOT SENSITIVE TO THAT AT ALL I APPLAUD EVERY PLAYER THAT'S GOING TO TAKE THAT OPPORTUNITY WE'RE HUMAN FIRST AND IF YOU CAN'T ACCEPT WHAT WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT OR WHAT WE WANT TO HIGHLIGHT OR WHAT WE WANT TO CHANGE IN OUR SOCIETY, THEN DON'T ACCEPT US AS BASKETBALL PLAYERS EITHER

>> Reporter: FELLOW PANELIST CHARLES BARKLEY CAUSED A STIR ON FRIDAY WITH COMMENTS DURING AN INTERVIEW WITH CNBC >> THE FANS ARE AT SUCH A DISADVANTAGE BECAUSE THEY'RE GOING THROUGH THE PANDEMIC AND THEY DON'T WANT TO SEE A BUNCH OF RICH PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT STUFF ALL THE TIME >> Reporter: WAS HE TALKING TO YOU? WAS HE TALKING ABOUT YOU? WAS HE TALKING ABOUT THE EFFORT YOU'RE PART OF? >> HE SAID SPORTS BRINGS EVERYBODY TOGETHER IN A SENSE BUT THERE'S A DOUBLE EDGED SWORD TO IT

YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A MICROPHONE IN FRONT OF OUR FACE ALL THE TIME AND IF WE'RE KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, PASSIONATE ABOUT WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, THEN WE SHOULD SPEAK ON IT THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT CAN'T SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES IN THIS COUNTRY >> Reporter: AS A FATHER, NOT A BASKETBALL PLAYER FOR A MOMENT, BUT AS A FATHER AS YOU HAVE WATCHED IT AND LISTENED TO ALL THAT'S BEEN HAPPENING IN OUR COUNTRY OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS NOW, WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF IT? >> I THINK IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BE ALIVE TO SEE, YOU KNOW, THE PARTICIPATION AT PROTESTS I GOT TO BRING MY 7-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER

SHE WAS ASKING QUESTIONS ABOUT WHY WE WERE OUT THERE AND WHAT WE WERE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH BY THE END, LEADING CHANTS HERSELF SO AGAIN, THIS IS A GENERATION THAT CAN USE ALL THE RESOURCES WE HAVE AVAILABLE TO MAKE MEANINGFUL IMPACT I THINK AT THE END OF THE DAY WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO DO IT EVEN IF W >>> CAN YOU ACCEPT ME AS AN ACTIVIST, IF YOU CAN'T ACCEPT THE THINGS I WANT TO TALK ABOUT YOU CAN'T ACCEPT ME AS AN ATHLETE, THE TWO GO HAND-IN- HAND YOU WILL APPRECIATE THIS, THE GOLF TOURNAMENT OVER THE WEEKEND STARTED PRETTY SLOWLY >> NUMBER FOUR, THEY FINISHED FOR, AND THAT AMERICAN CENTURY GOLF TOURNAMENT

>> IT WASN'T BAD, THEY PLAYED WITH JERRY RICE AND SOME OTHER GUYS, AT THE END THEY DO THIS THING OR THEY JUMP IN THE LAKE >> THEY DO? THAT IS FUN >> YEAH, THEY ALL JUMP IN THERE, AND THE CONVERSATION BY THE WAY THAT ROUNDTABLE CONVERSATION AND DISCUSSION, SPORTS IN AMERICA CONVERSATIONS, IT'S ON NBC SPORTS, AND NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORKS STARTS AT 8:00 EASTERN, IT SHOULD BE A FASCINATING CONVERSATION >>> FOLKS LINING UP TO GET CORONAVIRUS TEST AT 1:00 AM

, THEY MAY END UP AIDING A DAYS OR MORE TO GET THE RESULTS, TO BE ONE OF THE PROBLEMS IS PEOPLE GO ABOUT THEIR LIVES AS THEIR WAITING FOR THOSE TEST RESULTS, POTENTIALLY SPREADING CORONAVIRUS HOW BAD IS THE PROBLEM? IN FLORIDA, WHERE ITS OWN COUNTRY RANKED NUMBER FOUR IN THE WORLD AT FIRST THE UNITED TO BRAZIL, THEN INDIA >>> THIS MORNING IN A SINGLE DAY, AT ITS WORST NEW YORK REPORTED SLIGHTLY MORE THAN 11,500 IN A SINGLE DAY >> I THINK SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE AND SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE NOW >> THE UNWANTED SEARCH HAPPENED AFTER A STATE RECEIVED 1000 TEST RESULTS IN ONE DAY, ON SATURDAY, PEOPLE TRIED TO ESCAPE THE HEAT BY GOING INDOORS, MAY BE TO BLAME

>> PEOPLE WOULD RATHER BE INSIDE IN ENCLOSED AIR- CONDITIONED SPACES IT IS GOING TO BE A BETTER VECTOR FOR TRANSMISSION >> THIS MORNING FLORIDA COMMUNITIES ARE ROLLING BACK RE- OPENINGS, CLOSING INDOOR DINING AT RESTAURANTS AND MIAMI-DADE COUNTY A RENEWED 10 PM CURFEW

DESPITE THE RISE OF POSITIVE TESTS, DISNEY WORLD WELCOMING TAURUS, TEMPERATURE CHECKS AND FACEMASKS REQUIRED BUT, OUTSIDE THE PARK, FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR IS STEADFAST IN HIS DECISION THAT HE WILL NOT MANDATE MASKS >> A STARK CONTRAST TO TEXAS, WHERE GOVERNOR ABBOTT ORDERED MASK WEARING STATEWIDE >> I MADE THIS TOUGH DECISION FOR ONE REASON IT WAS OUR LAST BEST EFFORT TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IF WE DO NOT SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19, THE NEXT STEP WOULD HAVE TO BE A LOCKDOWN >> ONE PERSON WHO DID WEAR A MASK FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PUBLIC, PRESIDENT TRUMP

HE DONNED A MASK WITH THE PRESIDENTIAL SEAL WHEN HE VISITED THE WALTER REED MEDICAL CENTER ON SATURDAY, TO MEET WITH WOUNDED SERVICE MEMBERS AND HEALTH CARE WORKERS THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN RELUCTANT TO WEAR MASKS EVEN THOUGH THE TOP HEALTH EXPERTS HAVE BEEN RECOMMENDING THEM FOR MONTHS >> WHEN YOU ARE IN A HOSPITAL, ESPECIALLY IN THAT PARTICULAR SETTING WHERE YOU ARE TALKING TO A LOT OF SOLDIERS AND PEOPLE WHO IN SOME CASES JUST GOT OFF THE OPERATING TABLE, I THINK IT IS A GREAT THING TO WEAR A MASK >> IN SAN ANTONIO 30-YEAR-OLD HOSPITALIZED AFTER ATTENDING A SO-CALLED COVID PARTY, WHERE PEOPLE INTENTIONALLY TRIED TO GET SICK, HAS DIED

>> JUST BEFORE THE PATIENT DIED, THEY LOOK AT THEIR NURSE AND THEY SAID I THINK I MADE A MISTAKE I THOUGHT THIS WAS A HOAX, BUT IT IS NOT >> FLORIDA BREAKING ANOTHER RECORD IN THE LAST 70 DAYS, I'M SORRY LAST SEVEN DAYS 73 PEOPLE A DAY DYING FROM CORONAVIRUS THREE WEEKS AGO >>> THIS MORNING AS CORONAVIRUS CASES SEARCH NATIONWIDE, MANY HOSPITALS AND HOTSPOTS ARE DEALING WITH A PANDEMIC, SHOWING NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN

IN TEXAS, HITTING A RECORD OF 1274 NEW CASES ON THURSDAY HOSPITALS ARE INUNDATED WITH PATIENTS >> THESE WAREHOUSES OF PEOPLE, WHEN YOU'RE COUNTING HOW MANY YOU HAVE LEFT, YOU HAVE TWO LEFT, YOU HAVE SIX LEFT, AND SOUTH CAROLINA WERE NEW PACES HAVE PASSED 66,000, NBC NEWS WAS GIVEN AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK INSIDE A COVID ICU, APPROACHING CAPACITY >> WHAT WE DECIDED, IF YOU'RE OKAY WITH IT IS TO GIVE YOU THE BEST CHANCE POSSIBLE AND TO PUT THE BREATHING TUBE IN YOU OKAY QUESTION MARK >> DR

CAROL CHO MAKING THE DIFFICULT CHOICE TO PUT ANOTHER PATIENT ON THE VENTILATOR >> FOR HER THIRD INTUBATION IN ONE DAY >> WORKING IN THE COVID UNIT, HAS BEEN VERY EMOTIONALLY, AND MENTALLY TAXING >> IN HARD-HIT ARIZONA, MANY HOSPITALS IN PHOENIX ARE ALSO GRASS BOWLING WITH AN INFLUX OF NEW PATIENTS >> EVERY PLACE WE HAVE A PERSON

>> DR MICHELLE HAS BEEN ON THE FRONT LINES OF THE PANDEMIC IN CALIFORNIA FOR MONTHS THE STATE REACHING AN ALARMING POSITIVITY RATE IN MORE THAN 322,000 CONFIRMED CASES >> IT IS INTENSE, IT IS BUSY, THERE ARE SICK PEOPLE WHO WERE YOU KNOW, CONSTANTLY ON THE GO AND CONSTANTLY ON THEIR FEET MAKING QUICK DECISIONS

ACTING TRYING TO ACT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PATIENTS AND BEING SAFE >> IN FLORIDA, THE CENTER OF THE COUNTRY'S NEW SURGEON CASES TALLAHASSEE MEMORIAL HEALTH CARE, HAS BEEN FORCED TO REOPEN ITS COVID YOU DID >> I'VE GOT TO COME TO WORK AND WORRY ABOUT THE SAFETY OF MY PATIENTS BUT ALSO TAKING IT HOME TO MY FAMILY >> DOCTORS AND NURSES IN A LIFE OR DEATH FIGHT TO SAVE PATIENTS, A BATTLE WITH NO END IN SIGHT >>> HERE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LAST WEEK SOME HOSPITALS DID REACH CAPACITY HAVING TO SEND PATIENTS SEVEN HOURS AWAY FOR TREATMENT, TODAY THERE IS ROOM INSIDE ICUS, BUT THE INFECTION RATE CONTINUES

>>> AS THE DEBATE OVER REOPENING SCHOOLS HEATS UP, EDUCATION SECRETARY, THAT'S A DIVORCE HIT THE AIRWAVES TO PUSH THE PRESIDENTS MEASURED >> NOT A MATTER OF IF BUT HOW WE REOPEN SCHOOLS, AND HOW KIDS GET BACK TO LEARNING FULL-TIME >> SCHOOLS MUST OPEN FOR IN PERSON CLASSES THIS FALL, AND INSISTS IT CAN BE DONE SAFELY DESPITE A SURGE IN NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES IN MANY STATES BUT SHE DID NOT OFFER A PLAN FOR HOW TO DO IT

>> THE KEY IS KIDS HAVE TO GET BACK TO SCHOOL, AND WE KNOW THERE ARE GOING TO BE HOTSPOTS AND THOSE NEED TO BE DEALT WITH ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS BUT, THE RULE SHOULD BE THAT KIDS GO BACK TO SCHOOL THIS FALL, SHE ALSO DOWNPLAYED THE POTENTIAL HEALTH RISKS >> THERE IS NOTHING IN THE DATA THAT SUGGEST THAT KIDS BEING IN SCHOOL, IS IN ANY WAY DANGEROUS, BUT INTERNAL CDC DOCUMENTS OBTAINED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES, WERE NOT FULLY REOPENING SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES, WOULD CREATE THE HIGHEST RISK FOR THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS WORRY CHILDREN COULD SERVE AS CARRIERS WHO PASS THE VIRUS TO OTHERS ADDING TO THE UNCERTAINTY DURING LAST WEEK'S WHITE HOUSE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE BRIEFING DEBORAH BERG TOLD ME THERE ISN'T ENOUGH TESTING DATA, TO DRAW CONCLUSIONS ABOUT THE INFECTIONS AND TRANSMISSION RATES AMONG CHILDREN

>>> IF YOU LOOK ACROSS ALL OF THE TESTS THAT WE HAVE DONE, AND WHETHER WE HAVE THE AGE, THE PORTION THAT HAS BEEN THE LOWEST TESTED PORTION, IS THE UNDER 10 YEARS OLD >> ON SUNDAY, THEY DOUBLE DOWN ON THE ADMINISTRATION'S THREATS TO WITHHOLD FEDERAL FUNDING FROM SCHOOLS THAT REFUSE TO OPEN >> SCHOOLS AREN'T WILLING TO REOPEN THEY SHOULDN'T GET THE FUNDS >> CONDEMNATION FROM NANCY PELOSI >> THIS IS APPALLING, THEY ARE MESSING WITH THE PRESIDENT AND HIS ADMINISTRATION ARE MESSING WITH THE HEALTH OF OUR CHILDREN

>>> MEANTIME THE WHITE HOUSE IS TAKING AIM WITH THE NATIONS TALK DISEASE EXPERTS, IN THE STATEMENT OVER THE WEEKEND, THE ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS TOLD NBC NEWS THAT SEVERAL WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE NUMBER OF TIMES DR FAUCI HAS BEEN WRONG ON THINGS HIS OFFICIAL ALSO PROVIDED A LENGTHY LENGTH OF EXAMPLES THEY FAILED TO NOTE THAT FAUCI'S VIEWS WERE CONSIDERED ACCURATE AT THE TIME, BUT THAT THE SCIENCE HAD, AND THE WHOLE EFFORT COMES AS DR FAUCI HAS BEEN OPENLY CRITICAL OF SHORTCOMINGS IN THE CHRONICLES CORONAVIRUS TRUMP HAS DISAGREED WITH HIM, AND WITH OPINION POLL SHOWING THE AMERICAN PUBLIC TRUST FAUCI'S ADVICE OVER THE PRESIDENT

SAVANNA >>> JEFF, BACK TO SCHOOL FOR A MOMENT, THE ADMINISTRATION REPORTED RELEASING ITS OWN GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOLS, WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT? THE ADMINISTRATION TELLS US THE WHITE HOUSE PLANS TO ISSUE ITS OLD GUIDELINES FOR THE REOPENING OF SCHOOLS, WHICH COULD BE RELEASED AS EARLY AS THIS WEEK WE ARE TOLD THE WHITE HOUSE RECOMMENDATIONS WILL INCLUDE SOME OF THOSE ISSUED BY THE CDC AND OTHER ONES FROM THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS, BUT IT RISKS CREATING EVEN MORE CONFUSION WITH STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS >> DR SHAW IS A PROFESSOR OF GLOBAL HEALTH AT HARVARD PUBLIC HEALTH, HE JOINS US NOW, GOOD MORNING TO YOU

THEY SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING IN FLORIDA, HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN IT, WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THIS RECORD DAILY SEARCH OF CASES THERE? >> GOOD MORNING, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME ON, THE SITUATION IN FLORIDA IS PRETTY WORRISOME, MORE CASES YESTERDAY IN FLORIDA THAN IN ALL OF EUROPE YESTERDAY AND OBVIOUSLY THE SITUATION IS GETTING WORSE I THINK WE KNOW HOW WE GOT THERE, FLORIDA ALONG WITH OTHER STATES, OPENED UP TOO EARLY WHEN THEY WEREN'T QUITE READY, THEY DIDN'T USE THE WHITE HOUSE'S GUIDELINES, THEY OPENED UP TO AGGRESSIVELY THEY HAD BARS AND RESTAURANTS AND OTHER THINGS OPENED WHEN THEY WEREN'T READY TO DO IT, AND I THINK THE BIGGEST PROBLEM RECENTLY AS THEY HAVE BEEN TOO SLOW TO REACT, THEY STILL DON'T HAVE A STATEWIDE MANDATE FOR MASKS, THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHER THINGS I THINK THEY SHOULD BE DOING AND I KNOW FLORIDA HASN'T BEEN AS AGGRESSIVE AS IT NEEDS TO BE >>> SO, WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO SAY LOOK IT IS A FUNCTION OF MORE TESTING, THERE HAS BEEN A SURGEON TESTING IN FLORIDA AS WELL? AND THE GOVERNOR THEIR POINTS OUT, THAT MANY OF THESE CASES ARE ACTUALLY AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE, DOES THAT MITIGATE IT IN ALL IN YOUR MIND MAKING IT ANY LESS WORRISOME? >> THERE HAS BEEN A SURGEON TESTING, BUT WHAT WE HAVE SEEN IN FLORIDA, IS A BIG INCREASE IN HOSPITALIZATIONS THAT CAN'T BE EXPLAINED BY TESTING, THAT IS A BIG INCREASE IN DEATHS, AND OBVIOUSLY THAT CAN'T BE EXPLAINED BY TESTING

SO, THE FACT THAT IT IS AMONG THE SLIGHTLY YOUNGER POPULATION IS HELPFUL, BUT WE ARE STILL SEEING MANY GET SICK AND DIE, AND MORE RECENTLY WERE JUST STARTING IN THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS SEEING DATA, IN THE RECENT PLACES OLDER PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO GET INFECTED AGAIN, PARTLY BECAUSE YOUNG PEOPLE AND OLD PEOPLE MINGLE THEY LIVE WITH EACH OTHER AND THE IDEA THAT HE COULD STAY AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE IS PROBABLY UNREALISTIC >>> YOU KNOW WE HAVE SEEN OBVIOUSLY SURGES IN ARIZONA AND TEXAS AND FLORIDA, WE'VE DISCUSSED AT LENGTH YOU ALSO SEE IT IN CALIFORNIA WHERE THE PERCEPTION WAS THEY REOPENED AT A MORE MEASURED PACE, HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THAT CALIFORNIA IS SEEING THIS INCREASE IN CASES? >> IN CALIFORNIA, IT'S A STATE THAT DID A LOT DONE EARLY AND THEY HAD AN AGGRESSIVE POLICY, WHEN THEY RELAX THE REGULATIONS THEY REALLY LEFT IT UP TO LOCAL COUNTIES I THINK A LOT OF STATES DID THAT, AND A LOT OF COUNTIES ESPECIALLY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA I THINK AGAIN MADE A LOT OF THE SAME MISTAKES, PULLED BACK TO EARLY AND THEN I THINK THE STATE WAS SLOW TO REACT TO IT, WHEN I LOOK AT PARTS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, IT LOOKS THE SAME AS ARIZONA AND TEXAS AND REAL TROUBLE, I'M HOPING THE DAYS AND WEEKS AHEAD WE ARE GOING TO SEE A VERY AGGRESSIVE RESPONSE FROM THE GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA >> I DO WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE ISSUE OF SCHOOLS, WHICH WE JUST COVERED, THE EDUCATION SECRETARY BETSY DEVOS SET ON THE SHOW YESTERDAY THERE IS NOTHING IN THE DATA THAT SUGGESTED KIDS BE IN SCHOOL, IS IN ANY WAY DANGEROUS >> WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT? DO YOU AGREE? >> I THINK THAT IS A LITTLE MORE CAVALIER THAN I WOULD BE WILLING TO SAY, THERE IS NO QUESTION IN MY MIND KIDS ARE LESS LIKELY TO GET SICK THERE'S PRETTY GOOD EVIDENCE THAT THERE ARE LESS LIKELY TO SPREAD THE DISEASE IN ADULTS BUT THAT'S NOT REALLY THE QUESTION, THE QUESTION IS IN A HOTSPOT LIKE ARIZONA OR TEXAS OR FLORIDA, PROBABLY ABOUT A DOZEN STATES, IF YOU OPEN UP AND HAVE LARGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE KIDS AND ADULTS, IN BUILDINGS, INSIDE ALL DAY, CAN YOU DO THAT SAFELY? AND THEY THINK MOST EXPERTS WOULD SAY NOT REALLY, NOT IF YOU ARE IN A HOTSPOT, SO IN PLACES WHERE THINGS ARE REALLY BAD I THINK IT IS GOING TO BE VERY HARD TO OPEN SCHOOLS AND KEEP THEM OPEN

>> ALL RIGHT, DR, GOOD TO TALK TO YOU >>> THIS MORNING, DISNEY FANS ARE EXPERIENCING THE MAGIC ONCE AGAIN >> THE SIDE OF THE BELOVED THEMEPARK RETURNING, BRINGING SOME TO TEARS >> AS VISITORS GET THEIR FIRST TASTE OF RIDES AND LINES AND A SOCIALLY DISTANCE ENVIRONMENT, DISNEY IS NOT ONLY LIMITING THE GUESTS ALOUD AT THE PARK EACH DAY THEY HAVE IMPLEMENTED A NEW TICKETLESS RESERVATION SYSTEM, THEIR CHECKING VISITORS TEMPERATURES WHEN THEY ENTER THE PARK AND REQUIRING THEM TO WEAR FACE MASKS TOO

>> THEY HAVE FACE MASKS, FACE SHIELDS, IT IS A VERY DIFFERENT PARK THEN WHEN IT WAS CLOSED >> DOES THAT CHANGE YOUR KIDS EXPERIENCE AT ALL? >> NO, NOT AT ALL >> THE EVANS FAMILY FROM CALIFORNIA BOOKED THEIR TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD BACK IN MARCH >> THE MAGIC IS STILL HERE, IT FEELS A LITTLE DIFFERENT WITH THE MASK, IT'S HOT WE ARE SWEATING, BUT WE CAN DO IT NOT EVERYONE IS PLEASED ABOUT VICKI'S RETURN TAKING TO SOCIAL MEDIA I LOVE YOU DISNEY, BUT REOPENING WALT DISNEY WORLD AT THIS TIME IS A BIG MISTAKE

HASHTAG PROFITS BEFORE PEOPLE DO INFECTIONS IN THE STATE PASSING OVER A QUARTER MILLION AND 15,000 IN A SINGLE DAY >> I WORRIED ARE YOU? >> I'M WORRIED BECAUSE NOT ONLY ARE WE SEEING SPIKES IN THE VIRUS, WE ARE SEEING SPIKES IN HOSPITALIZATIONS >> DISNEY WORLD ISN'T THE ONLY THEMEPARK TO REOPEN AFTER A COVERT RELATED CLOSURE, LEGOLAND AND UNIVERSAL ORLANDO, PART OF THE PARENT COMPANY OF NBC UNIVERSAL ALL REOPENED IN JUNE UNIVERSAL ORLANDO IN SEAWORLD REQUIRING EMPLOYEES AND GUESTS TO WEAR FACE MASKS, WITH LEGOLAND ENCOURAGING ITS GUESTS TO WEAR THEM

ALL OF THE PARKS HAD TEMPERATURE CHECKS, CASHLESS PAYMENTS, AND SOCIAL DISTANCING ON THE LINES FOR RIDES BUT AS COVID-19 CASES IN FLORIDA CONTINUE TO RISE, FAMILIES LIKE THE EVANS ARE FORCED TO MAKE SOME TOUGH CHOICES KNOW DISNEY DIDN'T PROVIDE ANY NUMBERS OF HOW MANY PEOPLE VISITED OVER THE WEEKEND OR RESPOND TO A REQUEST FOR COMMENTS ON THE CRITICISM THE COMPANY DID RELEASE A VIDEO 30 SECONDS ON SOCIAL MEDIA, CALLED WELCOME HOME FEATURING EMPLOYEES WITH MASKS ON, THAT WAS WIDELY PANNED ONLINE, WITH ONE USER DUBBING STAY AT HOME >>> THIS IS BOROUGH PARK, BROOKLAND AS WE WERE WALKING OVER HERE YOU SAID TO ME IN SOME WAYS IT'S LIKE GOING BACK 100 YEARS

>> THE LARGEST GROUP OF ORTHODOX JEWELERS PEOPLE OUTSIDE ISRAEL LIVES HERE IN GREATER NEW YORK HERE IS AN OLD WHIRLWIND WAY OF LIFE SOME DON'T HAVE TELEVISION OR COMPUTERS, THEY WERE ORTHODOX THEMSELVES >> MOST OF THE COMMUNITY GRANDCHILDREN ARE HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS HE SPENT PART OF HIS CHILDHOOD HERE, WHERE HE NOW PRACTICES PEDIATRICS >> WHAT WOULD YOU SAY THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF CHILDREN IN ANY GIVEN FAMILY IS? PROBABLY WITHIN A 6 TO 8 CHILD RANGE

>> THIS IS PART OF WHAT THE COMMUNITY WAS ONE OF THE FIRST PLACES COVID-19 STRUCK AND STOCKARD >> WE MUST HAVE GOTTEN ONE DAY BETWEEN THREE AND 4000 CALLS THE RABBI RUNS WHAT HE CALLS A KOSHER RONALD McDONALD HOUSE PROVIDING ORTHODOX JUICE WITH MEDICAL SUPPORT, FREE OF CHARGE >> WHERE THE SAME LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE, MANY OF OUR RELIGIOUS NEEDS, THAT WE PRACTICE SOMETIMES CAN BE YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES MISINTERPRETED OR MISUNDERSTOOD >> IN FACT, IT WAS THE CELEBRATION OF A RELIGIOUS HOLIDAY, QUORUM IN EARLY MARCH THAT HE BELIEVES CATAPULTED THE VIRUS IN THE COMMUNITY

>> NOBODY WORE MASKS >> I THINK THE IMPRESSION A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE, IS THAT THE ORTHODOX COMMUNITY WAS JUST, IGNORING ADVICE YOU ARE TELLING ME THAT REALLY THIS ALL STARTED BEFORE THE ADVICE WAS THERE TO ACCEPT OR IGNORE? >> 100% THEY WERE NOT IGNORING ADVICE, THEY WERE NOT THE COMMUNITY BY FAR, ARE LAW- ABIDING CITIZENS >> WHICH SEEMS LIKE THIS RABBIS FUNERAL IN THE HEIGHT OF THE PANDEMIC IN NEW YORK LED MANY TO FEEL THE ORTHODOX COMMUNITY WAS NOT TAKING SOCIAL DISTANCING SERIOUSLY >> SOME IN THE ORTHODOX COMMUNITY HEADLINES BEGAN LAST MONTH BY BREAKING INTO THIS CLOSED CITY PLAYGROUND

>> WE ARE GOING TO KEEP THEM OFF OF THIS, NONE OF OUR CHILDREN >> NO MASKS AND NO DISTANCING, WHICH IS WHAT WE SAW ON THE RECENT TOUR OF BOROUGH PARK >> THE FEELING THAT IT IS PASSED BY HERE NOW DO YOU FEEL SAFE? >> I FEEL CONFIDENT >> PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS WOULD DISAGREE, THERE IS NO QUESTION THE COMMUNITY HAS TRIED TO TURN THEIR HIGH INFECTION RATE INTO SOMETHING POSITIVE

>> IN EARLY APRIL, WHEN DR MICHAEL JOYNER OF THE CLINIC TOLD THE RABBI THAT THOSE THAT HAVE SURVIVED COVID-19 WAS NEEDED FOR THE NATIONAL CONVALESCENT PLASMA EFFORT, PEOPLE QUICKLY STEPPED FORWARD FIRST HURDLE, TESTING THEIR BLOOD TO SEE IF THEY HAD THE ANTIBODIES TO FIGHT COVID-19 >>> LITERALLY WITHIN THE MATTER OF THREE OR FOUR HOURS WE COLLECTED 1000 VIALS >> THE BLOOD PUT IN COOLERS, TAKEN TO A PRIVATE JET, AND FLOWN TO THE MAYO CLINIC

>> WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE TO BE ON THAT PLANE? >> IT FELT LIKE BEING ON A GODLY MISSION >> AS IT TURNS OUT A VERY SUCCESSFUL ONE >> IS THE FIRST THOUSANDS APPROXIMATELY 60% HAD ANTIBODIES AND THIS IS LIKE WE HAVE THAT GOLDEN TICKET IN OUR HANDS, SO LIKE 600 PEOPLE, WELL I LOVE YOUR FACE, IT FELT LIKE A GOLDEN TICKET

>> SINCE APRIL ORTHODOX JUICE HAVE BECOME THE LARGEST GROUP OF PLASMA DONORS DONATING HALF OF THE CONVALESCENT PLASMA SUPPLY IN THE NATION >> LITERALLY IN THIS ROOM IS WHERE THAT SEED STARTED TO SPROUT, WE USED TO CALL OURSELVES THE MOM-AND-POP ORGANIZATION, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN WE FOUND OURSELVES TAKING ON A NATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY, FROM SOMETHING UGLY COME SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL >> WHAT YOU'RE SAYING IS YOU'RE TRYING TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK QUESTION MARK >> WE LIVE IN A CLOSED WORLD, THAT IS THE WAY OF LIFE, BUT WHEREVER WE CAN GIVE A HAND, BE A BEACON OF LIGHT IS OUR BAR MITZVAH >> THE RABBI AND HIS COLLEAGUES HAVE SET UP DRIVES NOW ACROSS THE COUNTRY >> NOW, THE PLASMA ISN'T JUST BEING USED TO HELP PATIENTS, NOT JUST TRANSFUSIONS BUT ALSO TO BE STUDIED IN FACT, 8000 VIALS HAVE BEEN SENT TO 10 INSTITUTIONS AROUND THE WORLD AS THEY TRIED TO STUDY WHY THE VIRUS IS SO DEADLY FOR SOME PEOPLE, AND BARELY AFFECTS OTHERS

>>> A STORIED FOOTBALL FRANCHISE MAY BE ON THE CUSP OF DROPPING ITS CONTROVERSIAL NAME OVERNIGHT MULTIPLE MEDIA OUTLETS INCLUDING ESPN AND "THE WASHINGTON POST" REPORTING WASHINGTON'S NFL TEAM COULD RETIRE ITS NAME TODAY THE POTENTIAL CHANGE FOR THIS WAS FIRST REPORTED BY THE BUSINESS JOURNAL >> IN RECENT WEEKS THE TEAM HAS BEEN FACING SIGNIFICANT CORPORATE AND POLITICAL PUSHBACK TO CHANGE THE MONIKER, WHERE THEY VIEWS AS A RACIAL SLUR AGAINST NATIVE AMERICANS ONE OF THE LEAGUE'S ORIGINAL FRANCHISES THE NAME DATES BACK 87 YEARS

>> EARLIER THIS MONTH DELIVERY GIANT FEDEX WHICH OWNS THE NAMING RIGHTS FOR THE TEAM STADIUM IN LANDOVER MARYLAND ISSUED A STATEMENT, WE HAVE COMMUNICATED TO THE TEAM IN WASHINGTON OUR REQUEST THAT THEY CHANGE THE TEAM NAME THIS IS AT WEEK MAGAZINE REPORTED THE INVESTMENT FIRM AND SHAREHOLDERS WORTH $620 BILLION ASKED FEDEX ALONG WITH NIKE AND PEPSI, DETERMINING THEIR TIES TO THE FRANCHISE UNLESS TEAM OWNER DAN SNYDER MADE THE CHANGE LIKE FEDEX, NIKE AND PEPSICO HAVE ANNOUNCED THEY SUPPORT A NEW NAME >> MEANWHILE, MULTIPLE LAWMAKERS TOLD THE WASHINGTON POST THE TEAM WOULD ONLY BE ALLOWED TO RELOCATE FROM MARYLAND BACK TO DC IF THE NAME WAS GONE

>> AND LIKE NIKE AMAZON TARGET AND DICK'S SPORTING GOODS, ALSO PULLED WASHINGTON'S MERCHANDISE 10 DAYS AGO, THE ORGANIZATION RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING IT WAS CONDUCTING A THOROUGH REVIEW OF THE NAME >> A MAJOR REVERSAL FOR SNYDER WHO BOUGHT THE TEAM IN 1999, AND PREVIOUSLY SAID HE WOULD NEVER MAKE THE CHANGE CLAIMING THE NAME HONORS NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE >> A CITIZEN OF THE PAWNEE NATION CRYSTAL ECHO HAWK RECENTLY TELLING NBC NEWS, THE R WORD IS THE N-WORD, AND WE CAN NO LONGER TOLERATE THIS KIND OF HATE SPEECH IN OUR SOCIETY >> AND NOW AS THE MOVEMENT TO CONFRONT RACIAL INEQUALITY PUSHES FORWARD, AND NFL FRANCHISE COULD TAKE THE FIELD OF THIS FALL, WITH A NEW IDENTITY

>> SO, WILL THE NAME BE? WE DON'T KNOW YET, THERE'S A LOT OF ONLINE DISCUSSIONS, THE RED HAWKS, OFFICIAL WORD FROM THE TEAM, HOWEVER WE ARE TOLD THAT THE TEAM WOULD LIKE TO HONOR VETERANS AS WELL AS NATIVE AMERICANS AND RIGHT NOW, ANY NEW NAME IS TIED UP IN TRADEMARK DISCUSSIONS >> WE WILL HAVE TO PLAY IT BY EAR AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS, BACK TO YOU >>> HITS HARD TO UNDERSTATE HOW BIG OF A DEAL THIS IS, AND QUITE FRANKLY IT'S A LITTLE SURPRISING THAT THE SPEED THEY'RE MOVING AS WELL >>> I THINK THIS ALL CAME ABOUT BECAUSE OF THE IMMENSE PRESSURE OUT OF THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT, AND ALL OF THE PRESSURE THAT HAS BEEN COMING TO BEAR OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS ON ALL OF THESE RACIAL EQUALITY ISSUES BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE IF YOU'VE BEEN LIVING HERE IN WASHINGTON AS YOU KNOW, THIS HAS BEEN AN ISSUE MONTH AFTER MONTH AFTER MONTH FOR YEARS NOW

>>> SUPERSTAR POINT GUARD, FOR THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS STEPH CURRY, BUT THESE ARE STRANGE TIMES THE WARRIORS ARE NOT AMONG THE 22 TEAMS TO QUALIFY TOGETHER IN ORLANDO INSIDE WHAT SOME ARE CALLING THE NBA BUBBLE, PLAYING IN A BUBBLE, LIVING IN THE BUBBLE, IN ORLANDO YOU AND THE WARRIORS, NOT ONE OF THE 22, WHAT IS IT LIKE BEING OUTSIDE THE BUBBLE LOOKING IN? OUT HERE IN THE BUBBLE, OBVIOUSLY THEY'RE PLAYING, THEY'RE MAKING IT WORK IT'S GOING TO BE A HUGE SACRIFICE FOR ALL OF THE GUYS >> TO STICK WITH THE PROTOCOL, BE SAFE, BUT PLAY BASKETBALL, SO HOPEFULLY IT WORKS, HOPEFULLY WE GET THERE OCTOBER TO THE FINALS AND THAT IT COMES OUT ON THE TOP

>> WE CAUGHT UP WITH STEPH CURRY WHEN HE PLAYED IN THE GULF TERMAN OVER THE WEEKEND AND OTHER BIG NAMES, TOOK PART IN A ROUNDTABLE SPECIAL FOR NBC SPORTS, CALLED RACE AND SPORTS IN AMERICA, CONVERSATIONS >> IS A YOUNG FATHER, WITH A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD AND A FIVE-YEAR- OLD, THE QUESTIONS THEY'RE ASKING BECAUSE THEY ARE BEING SHOWN THESE IMAGES, YOU CAN'T AND YOU SHOULDN'T SHIELD THEM FROM THIS >> WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO TAKE AWAY FROM THE SPECIAL, WHAT DID YOU TAKE AWAY FROM THE CONVERSATION? >> ANYTIME WE'RE OUT HERE TO SPEAK ON IT TO SHARE OUR EXPENSE AND HAVE PEOPLE LISTEN, AND KEEP APPLYING PRESSURE, I THINK THAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THAT IS WHY WE ALL WANTED TO TALK ON IT, YOU KNOW HOPEFULLY PEOPLE WILL GET SOMETHING FROM IT, AND CONTINUE THE CONVERSATIONS PRETTY >> YOU SPENT SOME TIME TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING THAT I DON'T THINK IT IS A LOT OF INTENTION, YOU TALKED ABOUT SUBTLE RACISM WHAT IS SUBTLE RACISM TO YOU, AND HOW HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED IT? >> AS A BLACK MAN, IN THE SOCIETY SOMETIMES YOU HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF POLISH, YOUR ARTICULATE, YOUR ARTICULATE AND INTELLIGENT, YOU MIGHT BE ACCEPTED BUT THERE IS STILL KIND OF THE SUBTLE REMARK AROUND OH, YOU'RE SO WELL SPOKEN OR THOSE KIND OF SUBTLE JABS

>> DURING THE GOLF TOURNAMENT CURRY WERE CUSTOM CLEATS, HONORING BREONNA TAYLOR THE YOUNG WOMAN SHOT AND KILLED BY POLICE IN LOUISVILLE, DURING A CONTROVERSIAL RAID OF HER HOME, THE THREE OFFICERS INVOLVED ONE HAS BEEN FIRED WHILE THE OTHER TWO ARE ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE >> YOU SAID HER NAME, IF YOU WILL BY WEARING THOSE CUSTOMIZE GOLF CLEATS THIS WEEKEND HONORING BREONNA TAYLOR WHY HER STORY QUESTION MARK >> THERE IS NO REASON WHY THERE SHOULDN'T BE THOSE COPS THAT WERE RESPONSIBLE THAT SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE FOR HOW EVERYTHING WENT DOWN, AND THAT SAY HER NAME THING, IN TERMS OF CONTINUING TO APPLY PRESSURE TO THAT CONVERSATION >> SOCIAL DISTANCE IS GOING TO BE ALLOWED ON TEAM JERSEYS WHEN THEY DO START HERE IN A FEW WEEKS

>> ARE YOU AT ALL CONCERNED ABOUT ALIENATING FANS QUESTION WHAT >> NOW, NOT OVER THAT AT ALL I APPLAUD EVERY PLAYER THAT'S GOING TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY WE ARE HUMAN FIRST AND IF YOU CAN'T EXPECT WHAT WERE GOING TO TALK ABOUT OR WANT TO HIGHLIGHT OR CHANGE, IN OUR SOCIETY, THEN DON'T ACCEPT US AS BASKETBALL PLAYERS EITHER >> FELLOW PLAYER CHARLES BARKLEY CAUSED A STIR WITH THE COMMENTS DURING THE INTERVIEW WITH CNBC THERE IS SUCH A DEFENSE, THEY'RE GOING TO THE PANDEMIC, AND THEY DON'T WANT TO SEE A BUNCH OF RICH PEOPLE, TALKING ABOUT STUFF ALL THE TIME

>> WAS HE TALKING TO YOU, WAS HE TALKING ABOUT YOU, WAS HE TALKING ABOUT THE ACTION YOU ARE A PART OF QUESTION MARK >> IT BRINGS EVERYBODY TOGETHER IN A SENSE, BUT THERE IS A DOUBLE EDGED SWORD TO IT AND YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A MICROPHONE IN FRONT OF OUR FACE ALL THE TIME AND IF WERE KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT, PASSIONATE ABOUT WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT, WE SHOULD SPEAK ON IT THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO CAN'T SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES IN THIS COUNTRY >> AS A FATHER NOT A BASKETBALL PLAYER, BUT AS A FATHER, YOU HAVE WATCHED AND LISTENED TO ALL THAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING IN OUR COUNTRY OVER THIS PAST FEW MONTHS NOW WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THE QUESTION MARK >> I THINK IT IS A GREAT TIME TO BE ALIVE TO SEE YOU KNOW, PARTICIPATION AND PROTEST, I GOT TO BRING MY SEVEN-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER, SHE WAS ASKING QUESTIONS ABOUT WHY WE WERE OUT THERE, AND WHAT WE WERE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH

AND BY THE END, YOU KNOW LEADING CHANCE HERSELF, THIS IS A GENERATION THAT CAN USE ALL THE RESOURCES THAT WE HAVE AVAILABLE TO REALLY MAKE A MEANINGFUL IMPACT, AND AT THE END OF THE DAY WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO DO IT EVEN IF WE DON'T FEEL THOSE CHANGES RIGHT AWAY >> IF YOU CAN'T ACCEPT ME AS AN ACTIVIST YOU CAN'T ACCEPT THE THINGS I WANT TO TALK ABOUT, YOU CAN'T ACCEPT ME AS AN ATHLETE, I THINK THE TWO GO HAND-IN-HAND, YOU WILL APPRECIATE THIS, THE GOLF TOURNAMENT OVER THE WEEKEND STARTED PRETTY SLOWLY >> WE WERE IN FINISHING FOUR >> IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE GOLF TOURNAMENT, IT WASN'T BAD, BUT THEN THEY PLAYED WITH JERRY RICE AND SOME OTHER GUYS, AT THE END THEY SAY YOU KNOW, JUMPING IN THE LAKE >> YEAH, THEY DO

>> THAT IS FUN >> ALL RIGHT >> OKAY, THAT CONVERSATION BY THE WAY THE ROUNDTABLE CONVERSATION AND THE DISCUSSION, IN SPORTS IN AMERICA CONVERSATION ON NBC SPORTS AND NBC SPORTS REGIONAL NETWORK, STARTS AT 8:00 EASTERN, SHOULD BE A FASCINATING CONVERSATION >>> >>> FLORIDA TO INDUCE STRATOSPHERE SUNDAY, 15,300 CASES >> THAT IS A LOT OF NEW CASES

THAT IS A LOT >> THE NUMBER, IT IS A LITTLE BIT RIDICULOUS >> PHYSICIAN SOUNDING THE ALARM'S PRETTY >> PEOPLE ARE DYING, YOU SHOULD CARE ABOUT THOSE PEOPLE, THAT YOU ARE INTERACTING WITH MIAMI-DADE HOSPITALS ARE AT 94% ICU CAPACITY WITH THE MAYOR CONFIRMING SIX ARE NOW FULL IT IS THE ICU CAPACITY IS CAUSING US CONCERNS

LIKE I SAID, WE CAN CRANK UP ANOTHER 500, IF THE SUNSHINE STATE WERE ITS OWN COUNTRY IT WOULD RANK FOURTH HIGHEST IN THE WORLD FOR NEW COVID CASES BEHIND THE UNITED STATES, BRAZIL, AND INDIA, DESPITE THE EXPLOSION OF INFECTIONS MANY RULES REMAIN UNCHANGED MASKS ARE NOT REQUIRED STATEWIDE AND FLORIDA'S BEACHES AND BUSINESSES REMAIN OPEN >> THERE DOING TEMPERATURE SCREENING AS SOON AS YOU LOAD OFF THE BOAT DOCK EVEN DISNEY WORLD, BACK THIS WEEKEND, THE EVANS FAMILY FROM CALIFORNIA SAID CONDITIONS ARE NOT WHAT YOU MIGHT EXPECT

>> THE CAPACITY IS VERY REDUCED, YOU CAN WALK ANYWHERE IN THE PARK, AND NOT COME INTO ANYBODY >> SIGNS OF SOCIAL DISTANCING AND CAUTIOUS BEHAVIOR, KEY TO KEEPING THIS ALREADY SMILING CRISIS FROM DEEPENING >> WHAT YOU ARE SEEING ACROSS THE STATE RIGHT NOW, ON A SCALE OF 1 TO 10, HOW WORRIED ARE YOU? >> ON A SCALE OF 10 I HAVE TO ADMIT, I AM ON THE 89 SCALE OF WORRY, THERE ISN'T AN INFINITE CLIME OF PHYSICIANS THAT CAN TAKE CARE OF CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS SAM JOINS US FROM ORLANDO, PART OF THE INCREASE IN THE CASES IS DUE TO MORE TESTING, REQUEST MARK >> TESTING DEFINITELY PART OF THE STORY 140,000 TEST PERFORMED BY FLORIDA EASILY THE MOST SO FAR, THE RATE OF THOSE COMING BACK POSITIVE WENT FROM OVER 20% FOUR DAYS AGO TO 13 1/2% AND I, BUT STILL CONCERNED ABOUT HOSPITALS AND ERs, BEING OVERWHELMED >>> TONIGHT MORE THAN 1000 LIVES LOST THIS WEEKEND, AND A GRIM MORNING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE TASK FORCE

>> WE DO EXPECT DEATHS TO GO UP IF YOU HAVE MORE CASES AND MORE HOSPITALIZATIONS WE DO EXPECT TO SEE THAT OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS BEFORE THIS TURNS AROUND, WITH AT LEAST 32 MILLION CASES AND 135,000 DEAD, THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS AMERICA DOES NOT NEED TO SHUT DOWN AGAIN, 90% OF PEOPLE IN HOTSPOTS WHERE MASKS >> IF WE DON'T HAVE THAT, WE WILL NOT GET CONTROL OF THE VIRUS WITH NO NATIONWIDE MASK MENDE, IN SOME PLACES WEARING ONE IS LEFT UP TO INDIVIDUALS

>> PEOPLE ARE TAKING IT SERIOUSLY >> THESE PEOPLE ARE GOING IN, AND THEY DON'T HAVE MASKS ON >> IN TEXAS CASES CONTINUE TO CLIMB, 6000 REPORTED TODAY >> IT IS SERIOUS, IT'S NOT A HOAX, THEY CAN DROP IT ON ANYONE, AT ANY TIME >> AND IN ARIZONA AND ALARMING POSITIVITY RATE, MORE THAN 120,000 CONFIRMED CASES, WE ARE SETTING RECORDS OF THE TYPE YOU DON'T WANT TO SET FOR THE USE OF VENTILATORS BY COVEN 19 PATIENTS, ACUTE CARE BEDS, BACK IN APRIL THERE WAS A HOPE OF A SUMMER BREAK FROM THE VIRUS

>> IT DIES VERY QUICKLY WITH THE SUN >> NOW A DISTANT MEMORY, AS THE HEAT WAVE HITS SOME OF THE COUNTRIES HOTSPOTS WITH TEMPERATURES FORECASTED TO BE AS HIGH AS 150 DEGREES >> I THINK SOME TEMPERATURES HAVE ACTUALLY MADE THINGS WORSE IN A LOT OF PLACES BECAUSE HE CREATED OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE TO BE SPENDING A LOT OF TIME INDOORS TOGETHER >> MICHIGAN SEEING AN UPTICK IN CASES AFTER THE JULY FOURTHLY PARTIES, SEVERAL PARTYGOERS HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS, HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THE PARTIES WERE SO PACKED, CONTACT TRACING IS IMPOSSIBLE

MEANWHILE, AT A NURSING HOME IN SAN DIEGO AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL TEAM TRIES TO CONTAIN A MASSIVE OUTBREAK 11 RESIDENTS HAVE DIED, MORE THAN 100 OTHERS INFECTED AS THE VIRUS SPREADS, SO TOO DOES CONCERN THAT THINGS WILL ONLY GET WORSE WE'RE HEADING TOWARDS LARGE SHUTDOWN, HALF THE COUNTRY IS IN DEEP TROUBLE OR GOING TO BE THERE SOON, IF THEY NEED TO BRING THINGS BACK >> AARON IS WITH ME, IS THERE A CONCERN THAT STATES REOPEN TOO QUICKLY? >> EXPERT SAY THAT SOME STATES OPEN TOO SOON, AND TO AGGRESSIVELY OPENING RESTAURANTS AND BARS, DESPITE EVIDENCE THAT IT WASN'T SAFE >> THE WHITE HOUSE WRITING ITS OWN NEW PRESCRIPTION FOR MANAGING THE PANDEMIC CRISIS STRATEGY TO SIDELINES THE NATION'S TOP DISEASE EXPERTS DR

ANTHONY FAUCI REDUCING HIS PUBLIC VISIBILITY >> WE ARE STILL KNEE-DEEP IN THE FIRST WAVE OF THIS >> OFFICIALS ARE QUIETLY PROVIDING A LIST OF TOP COMMENTS AND ADVICE DATING BACK SEVERAL MONTHS, TO UNDERMINE HIS CREDIBILITY THE WHITE HOUSE POINTED TO DR FAUCI'S JANUARY PREDICTIONS THAT CORONAVIRUS WAS NOT A MAJOR THREAT AND LIKELY HAD NO ASYMPTOMATIC SPREAD

>> OFFICIALS OFFERED THIS FEBRUARY TV APPEARANCE >> THERE IS NO NEED TO CHANGE ANYTHING YOU ARE DOING ON A DAY BY DAY BASIS >> OFFICIALS FAILED TO NOTE THAT FAUCI'S VIEWS WERE CONSIDERED ACCURATE THAT AT THE TIME, BUT THE SCIENCE OF OLD THE EFFORT TO DISMISS SHIM START TO THE TOP >> I DISAGREE WITH HIM DR

FAUCI SAID TO WEAR A MASK AND NOW HE'S IS WEAR A MASK >> THE HEAD OF CORONAVIRUS TESTING, ALSO UNDERCUT HIS COLLEAGUE >> I RESPECT DR FAUCI A LOT BUT DR FAUCI IS NOT 100% RIGHT

>> DR FAUCI HAS SERVED SIX PRESIDENTS AND WAS AWARDED THE MEDAL OF FREEDOM HIS APPROVAL RATING WAS 67% LAST MONTH THE PRESIDENT IN THE SAME POLE, LAGGED BEHIND A 26% APPROVAL THEIR ASSESSMENT ABOUT THE CRISIS, NOW OFTEN DIVERGE

>> WE HAVE THE GREATEST TESTING PROGRAM IN THE WORLD >> I DON'T THINK YOU CAN SAY WE ARE DOING GREAT >> DR FAUCI DECLINED COMMENTS, THIS WEEKEND THE PRESIDENT ULTIMATELY FOLLOWED THE MASK ADVICE, DONNING ONE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN PUBLIC, SATURDAY >>> KELLY, IN A SEPARATE DEVELOPMENT CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE FORMER SPECIAL COUNSEL SPEAKING OUT AFTER THE PRESIDENT GRANTED ROGER STONE CLEMENCY? >> THIS IS A RARE UNEXPECTED CONCERN OF THE ROBERT MUELLER CASE, THE FORMER SPECIAL COUNSELOR HAS AN OPINION PIECE TO DEFEND THE INTEGRITY OF THE RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION AND THE JURY THAT IS FOUND ROGER STONE GUILTY OF LYING AND OBSTRUCTING, THEY WRITE THAT EVEN THOUGH THE PRISON SENTENCE HAS BEEN SET ASIDE, AND THEN COMMUTED HE REMAINS A CONVICTED FELON, AND RIGHTLY SO

>> WE HAVE IN AWFUL LARGE AMOUNT OF FOCUS APPEAR >> TONIGHT, SCENES FROM THE SMOKE STREAMING OUT OF THE US AS BOTTOM WERE CHARRED, VISIBLE FOR MILES >> A MASSIVE THREE-ALARM FIRE

>> THE SAN DIEGO FIRE DEPARTMENT GOT THE FIRST CALL ABOUT 9:00 AM SUNDAY MORNING THE SECOND 909, AND THE THIRD AT 902 THE NAVY CONFIRMING 21 PEOPLE 17 SAILORS AND FOUR CIVILIANS WERE HOSPITALIZED OR KNIFE NON- LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES, HUNDRED 61 BOARD AND THE ENTIRE CREW OFF THE SHIP AND ACCOUNTED FOR

>> THIS COULD VERY WELL GO ON FOR DAYS, MORE LIKELY THIS WILL PROBABLY JUST BURN DOWN TO THE WATER LINE THE REASON FOR THE EXPLOSION OF 55 GALLON DRUM OF OIL >> THE GOOD NEWS IS IT IS NOT AN ORDINANCE AND THAT IS OUR CONCERN, WE MAY SEE SUBSEQUENT EXPLOSIONS AFTER THAT BUT RIGHT NOW THERE IS STILL A LOT OF FUEL ON THAT SHIP, THAT STARTS BECOMING PART OF THE COMBUSTIBLES THERE, AND THIS WILL GO ON >> THAT IS THE DANGER ALL OF THE FUEL, POTENTIALLY SPREADING TO OTHER SHIPS AT THE BASE

MOLLY HUNTER, NBC NEWS >>> A CONVOY OF CARS IN SAN ANTONIO TRAVELED 13 MILES IN HONOR OF ARMY SPECIALIST NANCY VN, PROTESTERS DEMANDING JUSTICE AND NOW, THE ARMY SECRETARY IS ORDERING AN INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF THE COMMAND CLIMATE AND CULTURE AT FORT HOOD ADDING WE ARE SADDENED AND DEEPLY TROUBLED BY THE LOSS OF ONE OF OUR OWN SHE WAS LAST SEEN ON BASE APRIL 22nd, HEADING OFF THE SEARCH WITH LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT, SOLDIERS AND MILITARY POLICE

INVESTIGATORS FOUND THE 20-YEAR- OLD REMAINS LATE JUNE, NOT FAR FROM FT HOOD ACCORDING TO A CRIMINAL COMPLAINT FILED IN FEDERAL COURT, ARMY SPECIALIST ERIN ROBINSON A SUSPECT IN HER KILLING, DIED BY SUICIDE WHEN CONFRONTED BY POLICE A CIVILIAN IS ACCUSED OF HELPING ROBINSON DISPOSE OF VANESSA'S BODY FAMILY WANTS ANSWERS, AND ACCOUNTABILITY

>> MY SISTER, DESERVES JUSTICE >> WE BELIEVE AN ATTORNEY REPRESENTING THE FAMILY TOLD THEM BEFORE SHE VANISHED SHE HAD BEEN SEXUALLY HARASSED BY A SUPERVISOR THE ARMIES CRITICAL INVESTIGATIVE ORGANIZATIONS SAID THEY HAD NO CREDIBLE REPORTS THIS HAPPENED PRESIDENT TRUMP WEIGHED IN ON THE CASE DURING A ONE-ON-ONE WITH JOSE DIAZ BARS >> IS THERE SOMETHING THAT YOU COULD DO, TO HAVE MORE TRANSPARENCY, IN THE WAY OF THE ARMED FORCES INVESTIGATING SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND SEXUAL ABUSE? >> THERE GOING TO BE REPORTING TO ME ON MONDAY, I THOUGHT IT WAS HORRIBLE

>> TONIGHT LOVED ONES ARE FIGHTING TO KEEP VANESSA GUILLEN STORY ALIVE >> MY DAUGHTER DOES NOT DESERVE THIS VANESSA GUILLEN DID NOT DESERVE THIS >> KATHY PARK, NBC NEWS >>> TONIGHT AS SCHOOL STRUGGLE WITH REOPENING SAFELY, NBC NEWS REACHED OUT TO 5 TOP PEDIATRICIANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

THE RANDOM SAMPLING OF DOCTORS TO FIND OUT JUST HOW DANGEROUS THE CORONAVIRUS IS FOR KIDS >> ARE EXPERTS AGREE, MOST CHILDREN DON'T GET AS SICK AS ADULTS, AND THE SERIOUS COMPLICATIONS ARE RARE >> THIS HAS BEEN A STRANGE PANDEMIC >> GOOD MORNING EVERYONE, MY PLEASURE TO BE HERE THIS MORNING FROM NEW YORK CITY, TO MY LEFT WE HAVE DR

JAMES LOTSEE WHO IS BEEN WORKING AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE SCHOOL REOPENING PLAN HE IS HERE TO TALK TO US TODAY WE HAVE THE GOVERNOR AND TO HER RIGHT, RICK CAUGHT AND HE WAS THE HEAD OF THE PORT AUTHORITY IS BEEN DOING AN EXTRAORDINARY JOB OVERALL BUILDING THE LaGUARDIA AIRPORT, THE FIRST NEW AIRPORT IN THE UNITED STATES IN 25 YEARS REDOING JOHN F

KENNEDY AIRPORT, AND THEN IF THAT WASN'T ENOUGH, HE HAD TO DEAL WITH SOMETHING CALLED COVID-19 WHICH, OBVIOUSLY IMPACTED THE AIRPORTS AND WE ARE SO LUCKY TO HAVE HIM, AND I WANT TO THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR EVERYTHING HE HAS BEEN DOING THIS MORNING, WERE GOING TO BE JOINED BY MAYOR BOTTOMS, MAYOR OF ATLANTA, AND SHE'S GOING TO JOIN US THIS MORNING A >> GOOD MORNING, HOW ARE YOU MAYOR? >> GOOD TO BE WITH YOU I DON'T KNOW IF THE AUDIO IS WORKING I WILL BUY SOME TIME

>> MAYOR BOTTOMS, WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING YOU, WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS TO THE NORTH AND WE'VE BEEN WATCHING YOU AND WHAT YOU'VE BEEN GOING THROUGH AND FIRST, I HOPE YOU'RE FEELING WELL, AND I HOPE YOUR FAMILY IS FEELING WELL ON TOP OF EVERYTHING YOU HAVE TO BE DEALING WITH THE COVID VIRUS OR SELF THEN YOU HAVE YOUR HANDS MORE THAN FOLDER, YOU HAVE NOT ONLY THE COVID-19 VIRUS BUT THE OTHER VIRUS OF RACISM, AND DIVISION

AND WHAT WAS GOING ON WITH MR BROOKS BUT, WE JUST WANT TO TELL YOU ON BEHALF OF NEW YORKERS AFTER WHAT WE HAVE GONE THROUGH, THAT YOU ARE EXACTLY RIGHT, WHAT YOU'RE SAYING AND WHAT YOU ARE ADVOCATING, YOU KNOW IT'S NO LONGER A QUESTION OF THEORY OR A QUESTION OF POLITICS WE HAVE FACTS, WE HAVE DATA, WE WENT THROUGH IT HERE IN NEW YORK WE WENT THROUGH IT IN THE WORST CASE SCENARIO, AND IT IS ABOUT FOLLOWING THE DATA, AND FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE AND TAKING THE PRECAUTIONS, AND DOING WHAT IS RIGHT IT IS ABOUT MASKS

MASKS WORK WE CAN TELL YOU THAT HERE IN NEW YORK WE HAD THE WORST SPIKE PER CAPITA ON THE GLOBE, AND WE BROUGHT IT DOWN, AND NOW YOU SEE THESE OTHER STATES ARE GOING HIGHER THAN YOUR, SO THOSE MASKS WORK, WE WERE THE FIRST DAY TO START MANDATORY MASKS APRIL 15th, AND ALL OF THE SCIENCE NOW SAYS FOR SURE MASKS MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE ONE OF THE MODELS LAST WEEK, THE HIGH H AND E MODEL THE GATES FUNDED MODEL THAT THE WHITE HOUSE USES, ACTUALLY PROJECTED 40,000 MORE AMERICANS WILL DIE, IF WE DON'T HAVE A NATIONAL MASK POLICY

>> SO, IT IS CLEAR, BUT WE JUST WANTED TO TELL YOU THAT WE FEEL FOR YOU, WE ARE ALL ONE COMMUNITY I APPLAUD YOUR LEADERSHIP, YOU REALLY GET TO SEE WHAT AN ELECTED OFFICIAL IS MADE OF WHEN THE PRESSURE IS ON AND YOU HAVE MORE THAN RISEN TO THE OCCASION, YOU HAVE BEEN INSPIRING WE REFER TO AS A RISING STAR AND THEY'RE ALL CORRECT AND WE ARE WITH YOU, ANYTHING WE CAN DO FOR YOU, OR THE CITY, WE STAND READY

WE REMEMBER HOW GOOD THE PEOPLE ACROSS THIS COUNTRY WORK AND HOW GOOD THEY ARE TO US WHEN WE WERE IN THE MIDST OF IT, I ASKED FOR VOLUNTEERS FROM ACROSS THE UNITED STATES, NURSES, DOCTORS, FOR SOME HELP IN OUR HOSPITALS 30,000 PEOPLE VOLUNTEERED TO COME TO NEW YORK IN THE MIDST OF IT AND WORK IN OUR HOSPITALS, IT WAS SUCH AN ACT OF GENEROSITY AND LOVE IT WAS REALLY TOUCHING, SO WE ARE HERE FOR YOU THE CONCEPT OF PAINT FORWARD, WHATEVER WE CAN DO ON ANY LEVEL, WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN THROUGH THIS AND ACTUALLY NO, AND WE STAND READY BUT YOU ARE RIGHT, KEEP GOING, STAY STRONG, THE FACTS WILL BEAR OUT, JUST ABOUT SAVING LIVES AND YOU'RE DOING EXACTLY THE RIGHT THING

AND THE NUMBERS ARE GOING TO SHOW THAT SO THANK YOU FOR TAKING SOME TIME TO BE WITH US TODAY >>> MAYOR >> >> AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC MY CHARGE TO MY TEAM WAS GOD BLESS HIS OWN >> I DIDN'T KNOW WE WOULD HAVE TO GO ABOUT IT ALONE IN SO MANY WAYS, I THOUGHT WE WOULDN'T HAVE THIS LACK OF LEADERSHIP, AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL HAS BEEN PROVEN TO BE EQUALLY CHALLENGING AT THE STATEWIDE LEVEL, AND MY FAMILY IS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT IS HAPPENING ACROSS THIS COUNTRY

WE HAVE AN ASYMPTOMATIC CHILD IN OUR HOME, FOR EIGHT DAYS BEFORE WE KNEW THAT THE CHILD WAS ASYMPTOMATIC BY THAT TIME MY HUSBAND AND I, HAD CONTRACTED COVID-19 UNNECESSARILY, I WOULD IMAGINE BECAUSE WE WOULD HAVE TAKEN PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT OURSELVES, INC FULLY BY THE GRACE OF GOD WE DON'T HAVE UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS, AND WE ARE ALL ON THE MEND MY HUSBAND IS STILL FEELING A LOT BETTER, BUT FOR SO MANY PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAT IS NOT THEIR STORY AND THEIR OUTCOME IS STILL BURIED, IT'S VERY DIFFERENT >> SO IN ATLANTA, WE SAW THAT WE WERE IN A VERY DIFFERENT PLACE, THEN THE GOVERNORS AND THE LEADERSHIP WAS TAKING US, WE CONVENED AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE IN OUR CITY COMPRISED OF HEALTH EXPERTS, SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS, FORTUNE 500 REPRESENTATIVES, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, JUST REALLY A REPRESENTATION OF OUR COMMUNITY AND THEY MADE SOME VERY CLEAR RECOMMENDATIONS ON WHERE WE NEEDED TO GO WITH REOPENING WITH A PHASED APPROACH, WE HAD MADE IT INTO THE SECOND PHASE

BUT GIVEN WHERE WE ARE, THE ICU BED CAPACITY WAS MAXED OUT IN SOME HOSPITALS BY THE DAY WE WERE GETTING CLOSER TO MAXING OUT IN OTHERS, A NUMBER WERE TAKING UP I LOOK AT THE NUMBERS DAILY I HAVE SEEN THOSE NUMBERS THAT I HAVE NOT SEEN SINCE APRIL AS OF YESTERDAY AFTERNOON WE WERE UP ALMOST 23% OVER A WEEK PERIOD OF TIME, WE ARE HEADED IN THE WRONG DIRECTION SO AS A CITY WE HAVE RECOMMENDED WE GO BACK TO PHASE ONE WHICH IS ESSENTIALLY A STAY-AT-HOME ORDER ALSO WE HAVE INSTITUTED A MASK MANDATE, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THAT, IS US TAKING A VERY CLEAR POSITION THAT THE CITY, RECOGNIZES THAT MASKS AND WEARING MASKS HELP SAVE LIVES BUT EVEN IN THE MOST BUSIEST AIRPORT, ONE OF OUR LARGEST JOBS, WE CAN ALSO MANDATE MASKS ARE THERE, AS WELL AND IT IS VERY SIMPLE, UNLESS WE HAVE A COORDINATED APPROACH ACROSS THIS COUNTRY, WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO UNNECESSARILY WATCH PEOPLE DIE, WHAT MAKES THIS EVEN MORE FRUSTRATING, AND EVEN MORE DISAPPOINTING, WE DIDN'T HAVE TO LOOK TO ITALY WE COULD HAVE LOOKED TO NEW YORK AND YOU TOLD US, VERY CLEARLY, THAT IF WE DIDN'T DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY IN OUR CITIES AND STATES, WE WOULD FIND OURSELVES IN THIS SAME SITUATION THAT NEW YORK WAS FACING, AND UNFORTUNATELY, YOU WERE CORRECT BECAUSE, THROUGH THE SOUTH ESPECIALLY WE ARE GIVING THEIR AND RAPID ORDER AND I THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP I KNOW THAT AS A CITY IN THE SAME WAY, NEWARK WAS ABLE TO GET TO THE OTHER SIDE I KNOW THAT WE WILL GET TO THE OTHER SIDE, BUT IT IS GOING TO TAKE US TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR OURSELVES, AND TAKING ACTIONS THAT WILL GET DATA AND SCIENCE AND NOT JUST OUR OPINION

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH MAYOR, YOU ARE RIGHT THE UNFORTUNATE AND REALLY FRUSTRATING POINT HERE, IS WHY DID OTHER STATES HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS? WE KNEW WHAT WE WERE DEALING WITH, NEW YORK, WENT DOWN THE PATH BEFORE, WE LIVED WITH EXACTLY THIS, JUST LEARN FROM WHAT NEW YORK DID, LEARN FROM THE NUMBERS, LEARN FROM THE DATA AND WE KNEW, THAT IF YOU REOPENED RECKLESSLY, THE VIRUS WAS GOING TO TAKE OFF AGAIN, IF YOU'RE NOT DOING PRECAUTIONS THE VIRUS IS GOING TO TAKE OFF NOW, NEW YORK'S PROBLEM IS WE HAVE THE INFECTION COMING FROM OTHER STATES BACK TO NEW YORK, WERE WORRIED ABOUT OUR INFECTION RATE COMING BACK UP, BECAUSE OTHER STATES WHERE THE INFECTION RATE IS A CLUSTER OF CASES IN AN UPSTATE COUNTY CALLED EARLIER, PEOPLE CAME UP FROM GEORGIA THEY HAVE THE VIRUS AND THEY INFECTED PEOPLE, IN NEW YORK, AND THEN IT TOOK OFF SO YOU ARE ON EXACTLY THE RIGHT TRACK, ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO HELP WE ARE AT A STABLE NOW, WE HAVE THE VIRUS WEIGHING DOWN, WE WENT FROM THE WORST INFECTION RATE IN THE COUNTRY, TO THE BEST INFECTION RATE, THE LOWEST, SO WE HAVE A LITTLE BREATHING SPACE HERE, ANYTHING WE CAN DO FOR YOU THAT YOU NEED, THAT YOU NEED HELP ON THE TESTING SETTING UP THE TESTING, AND THE TRACING, THAT IS SO IMPORTANT

AND WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH THAT, SO YOU HAVEN'T, YOU HAVE AN OPEN OFFER WHATEVER YOU NEED, WE ARE 100% BEHIND YOU, AND WE WISH YOU GODSPEED IN YOUR HEALTH RECOVERY AND WE HOPE THAT IT LANDS UNDER YOUR GUIDANCE AND COMES BACK QUICKLY AND ANYTHING WE CAN DO WE CAN STAND READY >> THANK YOU GOVERNOR, THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT WE NEED ASSISTANCE WITH TESTING, TESTING THAT GETS PEOPLE RESULTS, VERY QUICKLY AND ALSO THE CONTACT TRACING BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT FOR US TO HELP SLOW THE SPREAD, I APPRECIATE YOUR OFFER TO HELP, AND WE CERTAINLY WOULD BE APPRECIATIVE OF THAT ASSISTANCE

>> WELL, WE CAN DO THAT, I WILL ARRANGE IT WITH YOUR TEAM, BUT WE WILL PUT TOGETHER PEOPLE WHO HAVE DONE THE TESTING FOR US IN THE CONTACT TRACING, WE ACTUALLY WORKED WITH MIKE BLOOMBERG FORMER MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY AND NOBODY KNEW WHAT A CONTACT TRACING PROGRAM WAS, WE WORKED WITH THE FORMER MAYOR WHO STEPPED UP AT JOHNS HOPKINS AND WE CAME UP WITH THE TRAINING PROGRAM AND A WHOLE SOFTWARE PROGRAM SO, I WILL SEND IT DOWN TO ATLANTA, AND THEY CAN WORK WITH YOUR PEOPLE, AND WHATEVER WE KNOW, WHATEVER WE SHARE, WHATEVER WE DO, IN THE MEANTIME SEND MY REGARD TO THE FORMER MAYOR BEAR, WHO I WORKED WITH, AND SEND MY REGARDS TO ALL THE PEOPLE THAT WERE AT CENTENNIAL PARK, WHEN I WAS THE SECRETARY I DID A LOT OF WORK IN ATLANTA, A LOT OF GOOD WORK, I HAVE A LOT OF FOND MEMORIES, SO SEND MY REGARDS, I WILL GET THE TEAM TOGETHER, AND IF YOU COME DOWN TO ATLANTA AS SOON AS IT WORKS FOR YOU, THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US MAYOR >> I APPRECIATE IT >> YOU, I APPRECIATE IT

>> THANK YOU, MY PLEASURE >> OKAY, OKAY GODSPEED TO THE MAYOR >> WHERE ARE WE, TODAY IS DAY 135 LET'S TALK ABOUT SOME FACTS FIRST, WHERE ARE WE, 792 HOSPITALIZATIONS TODAY, THAT IS VERY GOOD NEWS

LOWEST SINCE MARCH 18th, YOU LOOK AT OUR RATE OF TRANSMISSION ALL ACROSS THE BOARD, EVERY REGION, WE SEE GOOD NUMBERS AND AGAIN, WE HAVE MORE DATA THAN ANY STATE IN THE COUNTRY, SO WE LIVE AND DIE BY THE DATA AND ALL OF THE NUMBERS ARE GOOD YOU LOOK ACROSS NEW YORK CITY, THE COUNTY NUMBERS, THEY ARE ALL GOOD AND THEY ARE ALL CONSISTENT YOU HAVE A LITTLE DEVIATION FROM DAY TODAY, THAT IS STATISTICALLY IRRELEVANT, BUT THERE IS ALL GOOD NEWS IN THE NUMBERS ACROSS THE STATE AND ACROSS THE CITY

DEATH TOLL, FOR YESTERDAY IS 10 PEOPLE AGAIN, WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE THAT NUMBER AT ZERO BUT COMPARED TO WHERE WE HAVE BEEN, THAT IS A VERY GOOD PLACE TO BE >> YOU LOOK AT THE THREE-DAY AVERAGE, AND YOU SEE THERE THE WHOLE SLOPE OF WHAT WE HAVE GONE THROUGH? YOU SEE THE DISSENT, AND THE EXPERTS SAY TO ME YOU WILL NEVER REALLY GET TO 0 ON A NUMBER OF DEATHS BECAUSE, PEOPLE DIE THIS IS A CONDITION LIKE PNEUMONIA IT IS ATTACKING THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

SO, PEOPLE WHO ARE VERY ILL CAN CONTRACT COVID-19 AND IT COULD BE THE CAUSE OF DEATH, BUT THAT IS WHERE WE ARE NOW WE DID, 51,000 TESTS YESTERDAY, AND IT WAS JUST OVER 1% SO, IT IS ALL GOOD NEWS UNAWARE WE ARE AS A STATE >> AND, THE NUMBERS SHOW, THAT WHAT WE HAVE DONE IN TERMS OF OUR REOPENING STRATEGY AND OUR PLAN, HAS WORKED

>> WE HAVE BEEN REOPENING FOR WEEKS NOW OVER ONE MONTH, WE STARTED REOPENING WE EXPECTED AFTER THE REOPENING THE NUMBERS TO PICK UP, THEY HAVEN'T PICKED UP THEY HAVE ACTUALLY GONE DOWN, SO THE REOPENING STRATEGY HAS WORKED NEW YORK STATES MARK HAS WORKED, AND IT SHOWS, THAT THIS NATION CAN DEFEAT COVID-19, THERE WAS NO REASON TO HAVE THE STATES ON THE INCREASE NEW YORK, INHERITED A SPIKE, REMEMBER WHERE WE STARTED? WE WERE HANDED THIS HIGH INFECTION RATE

BECAUSE NOBODY KNEW THE VIRUS HAD COME FROM EUROPE SO WE STARTED WITH A HIGH SPIKE WE HAD TO GET THAT SPIKE DOWN, THE OTHER STATES, DIDN'T START WITH OF SPIKE THEY HAD TO STOP IT FROM INCREASING AND, WITH ALL THEY DID IN NEW YORK AND ALL WE KNEW, THEY WERE JUST BLIND, TO THE REALITY AND AGAIN I WANT TO CONGRATULATE NEW YORKERS WHO REALLY STEPPED UP TO THE PLATE, AND THEY DID WHAT THEY HAD TO DO, AND IT WAS HARD

SOCIAL DISTANCING CLOSED BUSINESSES, CLOSE TO SCHOOLS, STAY AT HOME, IT WAS HARD BUT, THEY DID IT >> WE NOW GET TO THE QUESTION OF REOPENING SCHOOLS >> THERE IS A STATE FORMULA, THAT WILL DETERMINE IF IT IS SAFE TO REOPEN SCHOOLS SO OPEN SCHOOLS OR NOT, THERE IS A STATE FORMULA THAT DETERMINES IT

YOU ARE THEN STATE GUIDELINES, AS TO HOW THAT SCHOOL REOPENED RIGHT, STATE FORMULA DETERMINES IF IT REOPENS, IF IT REOPENS THE SECOND QUESTION IS HOW, AND THAT WILL BE DONE BY STATE GUIDELINES BUT, THE QUESTION OF SCHOOL OPENINGS IS LIKE THE QUESTION OF REOPENING THE ECONOMY REOPENING THE SCHOOLS, REOPENING THE ECONOMY IT'S THE SAME CONVERSATION AND BY THE WAY, IT IS THE EXACT SAME CONVERSATION, THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, WE TALKED ABOUT REOPENING THE ECONOMY, AND HE SAID JUST REOPEN, JUST REOPEN THE ECONOMY >> THERE IS NO REASON FOR ANY OF THIS STUFF, PHASES, DATA, MASKS, IT'S ALL BALONEY, JUST REOPEN

YEAH, WE SAW HOW WELL THAT WORKED GO ASK FLORIDA AND TEXAS AND ARIZONA HOW WELL THAT WORKED ON SCHOOLS, WHAT DOES HE SAY? REOPEN THE SCHOOLS, OPEN THEM UP YEAH, HE WAS WRONG ON THE ECONOMIC REOPENING HE IS WRONG ON THE SCHOOLS REOPENING EVERYBODY WANTS TO REOPEN THE SCHOOLS I WANT TO REOPEN THE SCHOOLS, EVERYBODY WANTS TO REOPEN THE SCHOOLS

IT'S NOT DO WE REOPEN OR NOT, YOU REOPEN IF IT IS SAFE TO REOPEN HOW DO YOU KNOW IF IT IS SAFE? YOU LOOK AT THE DATA YOU DON'T HOLD YOUR FINGER UP AND FEEL THE WIND, YOU DON'T HAVE AN INSPIRATION, YOU DON'T HAVE A DREAM, YOU DON'T HAVE AN EMOTION LOOK AT THE DATA WE TEST MORE, WE HAVE MORE DATA THAN ANY STATE, LOOK AT THE DATA

IF YOU HAVE THE VIRUS UNDER CONTROL, REOPEN IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE VIRUS UNDER CONTROL, THEN YOU CAN'T REOPEN >> RIGHT? WERE NOT GOING TO USE OUR CHILDREN AS A LITMUS TEST AND WERE NOT GOING TO PUT OUR CHILDREN IN A PLACE WHERE THEIR HEALTH IS IN DANGER IT IS THAT SIMPLE >> COMMON SENSE, AND INTELLIGENCE, CAN STILL DETERMINE WHAT WE DO

>> EVEN IN THIS CRAZY ENVIRONMENT >> WERE NOT GOING TO USE OUR CHILDREN AS GUINEA PIGS >> I SAY TO THE EXPERTS IT'S VERY SIMPLE IF I MAKING THE DETERMINATION AS TO WHETHER OR NOT I WOULD SEND MY DAUGHTER TO SCHOOL, IF IT IS SAFE I WILL SEND HER, IF IT IS NOT SAFE I'M NOT GOING TO SEND HER AND, YOU CAN DETERMINE THAT, BY SCIENCE

SO, THE FORMULA IS THIS SCHOOLS WILL REOPEN, IF THAT REGION IS IN PHASE FOUR, AND THE DAILY INFECTION RATE, REMAINS 5% OR LOWER OVER A 14 DAY AVERAGE OKAY? YOU ARE IN PHASE FOUR, AND YOU ARE UNDER 5% INFECTION RATE THAT MEANS, THE VIRUS IS UNDER CONTROL THAT MEANS IT IS SAFE TO REOPEN

>> AND, THEN THE SCHOOLS CAN PROCEED TO REOPEN IN THAT REGION EXACTLY HOW WE LOOK AT THE STATE GUIDELINES, THIS DETERMINATION IS MADE THE FIRST WEEK IN AUGUSTTALKING ABOUT WH IS GOING ON I DO NOT THINK THERE IS ONE ANSWER I THINK YOU RAISED A GOOD POINT LAST WEEK

THERE ARE NUMBER OF INTERESTING FACTORS YOU PUT ALL OF THE FACTORS TOGETHER AND THAT IS WHAT YOU SEE GOING ON IT IS MORE COMPLICATED IN POLITICS THEY WANT TO BE ABLE TO SAY JUST THIS THERE ARE A NUMBER OF FACTORS

YOU HAVE VIOLENT CRIME WHICH IS MURDER ETC MORE THAN ROBBERY THE VIOLENT CRIMES WHICH A BIT MORE DRUG-RELATED>> Reporter: THE GOVERNOR DID AN EXECUTIVE ORDER CENTER CANNOT BE INFECTIONS THROUGH JUNE IT HAS BEEN EXTENDED FOR COVID RELATED HARDSHIPS

THE LEGISLATURE PASSED LEGISLATION THAT SAYS YOU CANNOT HAVE EVICTIONS DURING THE CRISIS WHICH WAS SIGNED A WEEK AND A HALF AGO I'M NOT SURE HOW TO SQUARE PEOPLE NOT ABLE TO PAY THEIR RENT AND THERE ARE EVICTIONS ON THE TABLE >> IT IS FACTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE THAT SOMEBODY COMMITTED A CRIME SO THAT THEY COULD PAY THEIR RENT IF YOU CANNOT PAY YOUR RENT YOU CANNOT BE EVICTED RIGHT NOW

>> Reporter: [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] TOOK THE PUBLIC HAS REPORTED DATA AND THE FACTS ARE THE FACTS IT IS A MATERIAL IMPACT ON THE OVERALL OUTCOME WHICH IS THE TIMING OF THE FATALITIES HAPPENING BEFORE THE THEY WORK FOR THEMSELVES IT IS A DRIVING FACT WHEN IT CAME IN EARLY ON MATERIAL FACTS ARE NOT CHANGING ONE OR ANOTHER DEFACING PUBLIC DATA THAT EVERYBODY HAS

>> IT IS WHERE YOU COUNT THE DEATH IF A PERSON PASSES AWAY IN THE HOSPITAL AND IS A HOSPITALIZATION DEATH AS OPPOSED TO TRYING TO TRACE HOW LONG FROM THE NURSING HOME INTO THE HOSPITAL ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS BACK OUT OF THE HOSPITAL DEATH TO INCREASE THE NURSING HOME AND REDUCE THE HOSPITALIZATION YOU ADD THE TWO NUMBERS TOGETHER AND IT IS THE NUMBER

>> Reporter: PPE IS INCREASINGLY IN SHORT SUPPLY NATIONWIDE NEW YORK WAS ABLE TO START A STOCK WILL >> THERE IS A LONGER-TERM PRODUCTION MODE IF YOU PUT THOSE THINGS TOGETHER, CAN WE MANUFACTURE OUR OWN? ONE STATE HAD THE CAPACITY TO MANUFACTURE MASKS AND ANOTHER CAN MANUFACTURE DOWNS

AND ANOTHER HAS THE CAPACITY FOR REAGENTS FOR THE TESTING CENTER THAT 90 DAY PPE WILL BE A FIRM REGULATION THEY MUST HAVE 90 DAYS OF DPE IN SUPPLY PERIOD THERE IS NO WIGGLE ROOM FOR PPE WE GIVE THEM A PERIOD OF TIME TO RAMP UP

THERE IS A CASH FLOW AND STORAGE ISSUE EVERYBODY HAS TO HAVE 90 DAYS OF PPE IN THEIR OWN STOCKPILE LESSON LEARNED THAT IS A STATE REGULATION >> Reporter: HOW MUCH WITH AN AVERAGE NEW YORK CITY HOSPITAL HAVE ON HAND>> THEY SHOULD HAVE 90 DAYS ON HAND NOW OR THEY WOULD HAVE HAD TO GET A WAIVER FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE THE CASH FLOW OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT

I HAVE NOT HEARD OF ANYONE GETTING A WAIVER >> TO THE GOVERNOR'S , 90 DAYS IS THE BURN RATE IF AT THE PEAK OF A NEW WAVE OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, WE TRACK THAT WE CHECKED HOSPITALS REGIONALLY AND MANY HAVE MORE THAN 90 DAYS

SOME HAVE 120 DAYS WORTH OF MATERIALS WE TRACK ALL OF THAT WE WILL CHECK ON THAT >> WAS ONLY HOSPITAL PPE

>> Reporter: [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> THE STATE FORMULA IS GOOD FOR LEGISLATION IT IS A SET FORMULA FOR EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE STATE 700 SCHOOL DISTRICTS I DO NOT THINK THERE IS ANY VARIANCE IN THE LAW THAT WOULD ALLOW YOU TO SHIFT FUNDS FROM ONE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ANOTHER ON THE DEATH RATE ACROSS THE STATE, LOOK, IT IS GOOD NEWS

I LITERALLY SAY CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW YORKERS WE FOLLOWED THE DATA AND HAVE A MODEL THAT WORKED IT WORKED ALL ACROSS THE STATE IT IS WORKING WE ARE REOPENING

THE NUMBERS ARE ALL GOOD YES, WE HAVE COMPLIANCE ISSUES IT HAS BEEN GREAT NEWS I WANT TO LOOK AHEAD IF IT WAS JUST TODAY, I WOULD SAY GREAT

BUT WE HAVE ALL LEARNED THE HARD WAY LOOK AHEAD AT THE NEXT ISSUE THAT COULD DROP I AM WORRIED ABOUT PEOPLE COMING TO NEW YORK YOU ARE NOT A HERMETICALLY SEALED BUBBLE SOMEBODY LANDS IN NEW YORK AND THEY COME THROUGH THE AIRPORT

THEY COME THROUGH JFK AND LAGUARDIA, NEWARK AIRPORT I REMEMBER THE FIRST POSITIVE THAT WE HAD IT WAS A HEALTH WORKER COMING BACK THROUGH THE AIRPORT I REMEMBER WHAT IT STARTED THE FIRST CASE

WHAT UBER DID SHE GET INTO? WHO AT THE GATE DID SHE SAY HELLO TO? WHERE DID SHE PICK UP HER BAG? WHAT UBER MAC DRIVER? WHO DID SHE SHAKE HANDS WITH AT THE HOTEL LOBBY? IT CAME IN THROUGH THE AIRPORT IT WILL COME IN THROUGH THE AIRPORT ONCE AGAIN >> [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> IT COULD AIR FILTRATION TO ME, WHEN WE TALK ABOUT BEING SMART, RIGHT? WHAT HAVE WE DONE IN NEW YORK? WE HAVE BEEN SMART WE ARE SMART AND COMMON SENSE

LOOK AT EVERYTHING THAT YOU CAN THE FILTRATION IS A MAJOR FUNCTION IT IS NOT THE MOST SEXY OF FUNCTIONS YOU WILL NOT HEAR MANY GOVERNORS TALKING ABOUT AIR FILTERS YOU HAVE A FILTER THAT CAN FILTER OUT THE COVID-19 VIRUS

WOW WHY AREN'T YOU USING IT? YOU RUN INTO COMPLICATIONS ETC WE PUT OUR GUIDANCE, THE HEPA FILTER IS THE BEST OTHERWISE YOU HAVE TO HAVE A 13 FOR A LARGE CONGREGANT SETTING

OR DOWN TO A THAN 11, THE FLOOR IN THE CEILING, IF YOU WILL I AM EXCITED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY AND WE WILL SEE HOW IT GOES IF THE INFECTION RATE STAYS DOWN, THEN HE WAS THE U S CONTINUE TO INCREASE THE CAPACITY

IF THE AIR FILTRATION IS ONE OF THE DEVICES THAT KEEPS THE INFECTION RATE DOWN, GREAT >> [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> WE ARE TALKING TO A FEW STATES AND WE ARE SEEING WHAT THEY NEED AND THE BEST WAY TO GET IT TO THEM >> Reporter: AT THE BOARD OF REGENTS MEETING, THE A LOT OF CONCERNS ABOUT A HYBRID MODEL >> I DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE LISTENING TO OR WHAT IT MEANS WE WILL SEE WHAT GUIDANCE THEY PUT OUT AT THE END OF THE DAY

AND WE WILL TAKE IT FROM THERE >> Reporter: [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> I HAVE NOT HEARD THERE WAS A LARGE AVAILABILITY OF ILLEGAL GUNS IS THERE?>>>> Reporter: [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> I HAVE NOT HEARD OF THAT HAVE YOU?>> I WOULD CAUTION THERE WAS A CHOKEHOLD MAN AND THEN RIKERS AND NOW THIS IT IS A COMPLEX ISSUE THAT IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT TO THE REVIEW BOARD OF NEW YORK

PEOPLE SHOULD REFRAIN FROM PASSING AROUND INCOMPLETE INFORMATION >> Reporter: [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> I WOULD ASK GOVERNOR CUOMO, DID YOU REALLY DESIGNED THAT POSTER OR DID SOMEBODY ELSE DESIGN THAT POSTER? WAS THAT REALLY YOU OR DID SOMEBODY ELSE DO THAT? I WOULD SAY, ANSWERING AS ME YES I DESIGNED IT I RESENT THE QUESTION I DO NOT LIKE THE IMPLICATION OF IT I THINK WAS PERSONALLY DEROGATORY AND HOSTILE

YES, I DESIGNED IT BECAUSE I DESIGNED IT WHAT WOULD I ASK ANDREW CUOMO, SEPARATING HIM FROM GOVERNOR CUOMO I WOULD ASK ANDREW CUOMO HOW ARE YOU DOING THROUGH ALL OF THIS? WHEN YOU LOOK BACK, WHAT DO YOU SEE? ON A PERSONAL LEVEL I WOULD SAY IT IS A PERSONAL QUESTION AND I THINK IT IS INAPPROPRIATE TO ASK ME AT THIS VENUE AND I WOULD GET A LITTLE DEFENSIVE

AND THEN I WOULD SAY I THINK AT THE END OF THE DAY WE WILL ACTUALLY BE STRONGER AS A SOCIETY FOR WHAT WE WENT THROUGH I THINK MY FAMILY IS STRONGER AS A FAMILY FOR WHAT WE WENT THROUGH I WOULD SAY IT IS THE HARDEST THING I HAVE EVER DONE IN MY LIFE I THINK IT IS THE HARDEST THING A LOT OF NEW YORKERS DID I THINK I AM STRONGER FOR IT

I THINK MY FAMILY IS STRONGER FOR IT I THINK WE ARE STRONGER AS A SOCIETY ON THE THEORY THAT WHAT DOES NOT KILL YOU MAKES YOU STRONGER I HOPE WE NEVER HAVE TO GO THROUGH IT AGAIN I HOPE THIS NATION GETS THE MESSAGE AND THE OTHER STATES GET THE MESSAGE

AND WE SAVE LIVES IN THIS COUNTRY AND IF THEY FOLLOW WITH NEW YORK DID WE WILL SAVE LIVES AND NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THAT THANK YOU VERY MUCH >> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> IT HAS BEEN A PART OF AMERICAN CULTURE AND THE ECONOMY FOR GENERATIONS

THE FUTURE OF THE TRADITIONAL MOSQUES ARE MORE UNCERTAIN THAN EVER WITH THE COVID-19 CRISIS CLOSING STORES FOR MONTHS ON END IN SOME CASES, CLOSING UP FOR GOOD THAT IS WHAT HAPPENED IN METRO CENTER MALL IN PHOENIX GOING OUT OF BUSINESS LAST MONTH AFTER ALMOST 50 YEARS

METRO CENTER IS THE LATEST CAPITAL RETAIL APOCALYPSE BRICK-AND-MORTAR STORES CLOSING APPARENTLY IS ON MY CHOPPING HE COMES A BIGGER PART OF THE NEW NORMAL WHAT HAS CORONAVIRUS DONE TO MALLS? >> WE COULD BE TALKING ABOUT 400 MILES A MINUTE MAKE IT AS A RESULT OF COVID-19 BECAUSE TENANTS DO NOT HAVE THE ABILITY NOT THAT THEY DO NOT WANT TO PAY THE RENT, THEY DO NOT HAVE THE FINANCIAL MEANS >> THAT IS WHAT FORCED NAMES LIKE REX BROTHERS, JCPENNEY, NEIMAN MARCUS AND J

CREW TO FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY DURING THE PANDEMIC IN THE ECONOMIC AND HEALTH CRISIS, SHOPPERS ARE SPENDING CAREFULLY THAN EVER AVOIDING MALLS AND CROWDS CORONAVIRUS HAS DEVASTATED MULTIPLEX MOVIE THEATERS ATTACHED TO MALLS MANY ARE CLOSED

AVOIDING TICKETS BECAUSE OF SOCIAL DISTANCING CUTTING A FOOT TRAFFIC FOR THE MALL HOW DOES THE MOVIE THEATER FACTOR IN WITH THE CHANGE FOR MALLS AND THEIR ABILITY TO SURVIVE?>> THAT IS THE TO MILLION DOLLARS QUESTION I THINK THE FUTURE OF MOVIE THEATERS WILL BE THE BIGGEST CHANGE TO THE MALL WE HAVE SPOKEN TO LANDLORDS THINKING ABOUT HOW TO REUSE THE SPACE

WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT IT IN A DIFFERENT WAY >> THE REINVENTION IS ALREADY UNDERWAY THIS FORMER SEARS WILL BECOME A NEW HOME FOR A START UP FOR ACADEMIC RESEARCH, APARTMENTS AND RETAIL STORES OTHER IDEAS ARE TO TURN SPACES VACATED BY DEPARTMENT STORES AND TOO MANY FULFILLMENT CENTERS GROCERY STORES, GYMS AND DIVIDE UP THE REAL ESTATE FOR SMALLER STORES THAT GOT THEIR START ONLINE

PERHAPS A NEW CIRCLE OF LIFE FOR RETAIL AS WE KNOW IT >>> LET'S STAY IN TEXAS LIKE OTHER STATES, THE VIRUS IS SPREADING RAPIDLY AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE A HEALTHY 26-YEAR-OLD, A FITNESS INSTRUCTOR SHE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID- 19 LAST MONTH

SHE HAS BEEN DOCUMENTING HER JOURNEY ON SOCIAL MEDIA SHE IS WITH US FROM DALLAS AND JOINING US IS NBC NEWS MEDICAL CONDUCTOR DR PATEL I KNOW YOU TESTED POSITIVE 17 DAYS AGO

HOW DO YOU FEEL?>> TODAY PHYSICALLY I FEEL GREAT I WOULD SAY I AM FATIGUED MOST OF MY SYMPTOMS HAVE CLEARED UP SOME ARE STILL TESTING POSITIVE RIGHT NOW I'M HOPING FOR A NEGATIVE TEST TODAY

>> I KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN DOCUMENTING YOUR JOURNEY WITH VIDEOS ON INSTAGRAM TALK ABOUT WHY YOU DECIDED TO SHARE YOUR STORY IN A PUBLIC WAY AND HOW HAS THE RESPONSE BEEN?>> IT WAS A NO-BRAINER BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE IT IS A HUGE VIRUS THAT WE ARE ALL HIDING FROM AND IT WAS HUMANIZED YOU DO NOT GET TO LOOK AT PEOPLE'S JOURNEY MY REACTION HAS BEEN OVERWHELMING

I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE LIVING IN SHAME I WANTED TO PUT A FACE TO THE VIRUS AND THE VIRUS DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE HOW YOUNG ARE ACTIVE YOU ARE THE VIRUS CAN TAKE OVER ANYONE'S BODY >> YOU ARE ONLY 26 YEARS OLD

STATISTICS SHOW YOUNGER PEOPLE ARE LARGE NUMBER OF THE NEWLY INFECTED CASES WHAT YOU SAY TO YOUR PEERS WHO MAY NOT TAKE IT SERIOUSLY? WE ARE LOOKING AT VIDEOS AND YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL SMILE HOW CHALLENGING WAS IT AT ITS WORST?>> THE WORST I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED IT WAS CRIPPLING I WOULD MAKE SURE EVERYONE WEARS A MASK

THE VIRUS LASTS AWHILE I AM ON DAY 18 AND I WILL NOT BE TEACHING FOR IT WHILE IT GETS INTO EVERY SINGLE PART OF YOUR BODY FROM YOUR LUNGS TO YOUR HEART IT IS NOT WORTH IT

THE PROS VERSUS CONS OF WEARING A MASK IS A NO-BRAINER PUT YOUR MASK ON AND WASH YOUR HANDS I WOULD NOT WISH THIS UPON ANYONE EVEN IF YOU ARE HEALTHY, ABLE AND CAPABLE >> DR

PATEL, WHY DO YOU THINK IT IS WE ARE SEEING SUCH A RISE IN YOUNG PEOPLE BECOMING INFECTED? FROM A MEDICAL STANDPOINT, WHAT IS THE CONCERN AS WE SEE A NUMBER OF CASES GROW?>> I'M SO GLAD YOU ARE DOING WELL AND RECOVERING AS SHE ELOQUENTLY STATED, IT IS PRETTY SERIOUS WE ARE SEEING ARISE AND YOUNG PEOPLE FOR SEVERAL REASONS WE HAVE HAD PEOPLE STAYING INDOORS FOR MONTHS YOUNGER PEOPLE 18 THROUGH 40 ESPECIALLY ARE MORE LIKELY TO GO INTO PLACES BARS, RESTAURANTS ETC

BECAUSE THEY WORK IN THOSE PLACES THEY ARE THEMSELVES AT A HIGHER RISK AND BEING AROUND OTHER PEOPLE IN CLOSE CONTACT THAT IS WHAT IS DRIVING A GREATER PROPORTION OF CASES IN THE UNITED STATES >> DR

PATEL, WHAT ABOUT SUPER SPREADERS? IS THERE EVIDENCE THAT SHOWS YOUNGER PEOPLE MIGHT BE LIKELY TO BE SUPER SPREADERS?>> SUPER SPREADERS ARE PEOPLE WHO CAN IN FACT INFECT MORE THAN ONE PERSON A SUPER SPREADER EVENT IS A PLACE WHERE ONE PERSON COULD IN FACT ANYWHERE FROM THREE, FIVE, 10 OR MORE PURPLE IT IS THE EVENT THAT THEY ARE AT YOUNGER PEOPLE TEND TO BE IN WEDDINGS, SMALL GATHERINGS AT THE HOME, BARS, RESTAURANTS OR CLUBS WE HAVE REOPENED THE COUNTRY AND SUPER SPREADER EVENTS HAVE BECOME A DRIVING FACTOR THAT WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT ESPECIALLY IN LARGER STATES LIKE CALIFORNIA, TEXAS AND FLORIDA

ALSO, TULSA, OKLAHOMA AND OTHER PLACES >> FINALLY, SHE TALKED WITH THE IMPORTANCE OF WEARING A MASK DR PATEL WE HEAR A LOT ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF WEARING A MASK WHAT YOU THINK THE MESSAGE SHOULD BE I AM IN SOUTH CAROLINA AT A HOT SPOT

I HAD TO RUN AN ERRAND AND PEOPLE ARE STILL NOT WEARING A MASK THEY SAY THEY ARE HOT AND UNCOMFORTABLE AND IS TURNED INTO A POLITICAL ISSUE INSTEAD OF SCIENCE >> SHE SAID IT BETTER THAN I COULD UP TO 80% OF INFORMATION WHO ARE POSITIVE HAVE NO SYMPTOMS WHEN THEY WERE POSITIVE

WE KNOW PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT SICK CAN BE THE MOST CONTAGIOUS IT IS THE FIRST REASON TO WEAR A MASK AND PROTECT OTHERS FROM YOU WE HAVE PROOF AND GROWING EVIDENCE THAT IT COULD BE AIRBORNE ARE STICK AROUND IN THE AIR WEARING A MASK TO PROTECT YOU FROM GETTING COVID-19 I BIG PEOPLE TO TRY TO FIND SOMETHING COMFORTABLE FOR YOU

AND HAS TO BE A FABRIC COVERING OVER YOUR NOSE AND MOUTH IT CAN PROTECT YOURSELF AND THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU >> THANK YOU FOR TALKING WITH US AND I HOPE YOU GET BETTER SOON >>> THE TIME HAS COME TO FULLY REALIZE THE DREAM ON WHICH THIS GREAT COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED FULL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW

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

>>> WHAT IS PEACOCK? IT IS STREAMING, LAUNCHING, PREMIERING, TV, MOVIES, ORIGINALS, ORIGINAL CHARACTERS, SPORTS, BREAKING NEWS, >> WAIT, THERE'S MORE >>MORE? >> YES, MORE IT IS QUIZ STUFF, IN STUFF, TOUGH STUFF, LOVE STUFF, TRENDING, MINDBENDING, LATE- NIGHT, EARLY-MORNING >> GOOD MORNING >> DID YOU SEE THIS? DO YOU REMEMBER THAT? DID YOU WATCH EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE? IT IS FOR YOU

IT IS FREE >> FREE >> FREE >> WHO IS WITH ME? >> THAT IS PEACOCK THAT IS WHO

THAT IS WHAT THAT IS WHY >> MIC DROP >> YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH >>> WE LIKE TO THINK WE LIVE IN A POST-RACIAL AMERICA

WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> I WATCH THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA TRYING TO RAISE HER SON AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME AND SAYING, WHY DON'T I HAVE PONYTAILS LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? >> IT IS OKAY TO KNOW YOU ARE DIFFERENT, YOU CANNOT FEEL LESS THAN, THAT IS MY THING >> I AM FEELING CHERISHED WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS

>>> LIVE MUSIC BACK IN ACTION WITH A TWIST INSTEAD OF MAKING YOUR WAY OR FIGHT YOUR WAY THROUGH A CROWD, MUSIC FANS ARE PUT INTO A PARKING SPOT FOR DRIVE IN CONCERTS LIVE NATION ORGANIZING SHOWS IN ST LOUIS, KNOXVILLE AND INDIANAPOLIS THOUSANDS PULLING UP TO SEE SOME OF THEIR FAVORITE ARTISTS LIFE

LIKE DARIUS RUCKER WHO TOLD US HE COULD NOT WAIT TO GET BACK ON STAGE>> IT IS GREAT WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING AND EVERYTHING, YOU GET TO SEE LIVE MUSIC >> BRAD PAISLEY HIT THE STAGE IN ALL THREE CITIES BRINGING IN CARRIE UNDERWOOD IN NASHVILLE HE POSTED THESE PHOTOS ON INSTAGRAM WITH THE CAPTION LIVE MUSIC WILL LIVE ON AND WE WILL EAT THE VIRUS

ORGANIZES ARE OFFERING FANS LOTS OF ROOM WITH PERSONAL TAILGATE SPACE DUST YOUR PARKING SPOT AND MY FEET A BUFFER SPACE BETWEEN YOU AND THE NEXT GROUP CONCERTGOERS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS OUTSIDE THEIR CARS UNLESS MANDATED BY LOCAL LAW OR INDIVIDUALS AND ALL NEW PERFORMANCE WITH DRAKE SHELTON AND WHEN STEPHANI

AN ESTIMATED 350,000 PEOPLE ARE GOING TO MORE THAN 300 DRIVE IN THEATERS TO WATCH THE COUNTRY MEGASTAR >> FOR NOW IT IS A RETURN TO NORMAL FOR THE MUSIC INDUSTRY FOR THE LIVE MUSIC INDUSTRY IT HAS SEEN THE REVENUE GO TO ZERO >> IT IS NOT JUST CONCERTS THE FOLKS ARE GOING TO SEE THE DRIVE-IN MOVIES SOURCING RESEARCH AND

IS PARTNER WITH TRIBECA FILMS THEY WILL TRANSFORM 160 OF WORKING LOTS AND TO CONTACT FREE DRIVE IN THEATERS THIS SUMMER A RACETRACK IN BOSTON PLAN TO SHOW DRIVE-IN MOVIES AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 50 YEARS LITTLE DOSE OF THE PAST IN THE SUMMER FUN WILL GET REIMAGINED IF WONDERING ABOUT THE SAFETY OF THE STAFF, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK

>>> THERE IS GOOD NEWS TONIGHT ABOUT A UNIQUE WAY TO BUILD STRONGER BONDS WITH YOUNGER DOCTORS A CHANCE TO BECOME BETTER MODELS EVEN IF IT MEANS GOING WAY OUT OF THEIR COMFORT ZONES AND ON THE MITCHELL CLASS COMBINING DANCE WITH YOUNGER CRATING A SPECIAL CONNECTION BETWEEN DADS AND DAUGHTERS LIFE AND ANSWER ERRANTLY FOUNDED THE DANCE ART STUDIO SEVEN YEARS AGO IN PHILADELPHIA

AND STARTED THIS CLASS JUST LAST YEAR BACK THEN IT WAS A CLASS AND STUDIO FOREFATHERS ON LITTLE GIRLS TO BOND AND BUILD CHARACTER >> IT IS TO CHANGE THE NARRATIVE OF FATHERHOOD BLACK FATHER HAD

>> WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU AND LOVE YOU >> HE IS AN ESSENTIAL WORKER DELIVERING MEALS TO THOSE IN NEED WHEN CLASSES WENT ONLINE, HE AND HIS DAUGHTER ADJUSTED SECRETARY TO STAY TOGETHER WITH THE SKILLS AND WE STAY CONNECTED

>> THEY ARE MAKING NEW MEMORIES >> I LOVE MY DAD AND HE IS VERY NICE TO ME HE IS DOING THE DANCING WITH ME >> WHAT IS FUN ABOUT IT MY DAD SPENDS THE AROUND

>> HOW IS YOUR DAD IS A BALLET DANCER?>> HE IS A LITTLE BIT GOOD >> DESPITE THE DISTANCE, IT IS A TIME WHEN THEY CAN BE IN CLASS >> THIS IS SOMETHING WE WILL NEVER LOSE THE DADDY MOMENTS ARE PRICELESS AS SHE GETS OLDER, SHE WILL REMEMBER THIS

>> IT IS ABOUT A LOT MORE THAN DANCE >>> I AM NERVOUS >> AND IVY LEAGUE DREAM NOW A REALITY A 24-YEAR-OLD ON HIS PATH TO HARVARD, HE WAS FACED WITH CHALLENGES

HIS MOTHER LEFT WHEN IN WAS 8 YEARS OLD AND HIS FATHER WORKED THREE YEARS AND THREE JOBS TO PROVIDE FOR HIM AND IS BROTHER SO WE DO NOT ALWAYS HAVE ELECTRICITY OR FOOD IN THE REFRIGERATOR>> IT TOOK A TOLL ON HIS SCHOOLWORK AND HE WAS INITIALLY REJECTED TO EVERY COLLEGE HE APPLIED TO HE GOT A JOB COLLECTING TRASH, INCLUDING DUMPSTERS WITH HIS BROTHER HE WAS LATER ACCEPTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND WHAT HAS FATHER HAD A STROKE, HE STARTED TO WORK AS A TRASH COLLECTOR AGAIN

THE DAYS WOULD START AT 4:00 AM SO THAT HE COULD WORK BEFORE SCHOOL >> IF YOU PUT IN THE EFFORT AND THE WORK AND YOU STAY COMMITTED, THINGS WILL FALL INTO PLACE >> AND THEY DID HE WENT ON TO BE THIS DUDE AND TEACHER AT HIS GRADUATION >> AT FIRST, WE ARE CHAMPIONS BECAUSE WE PICK EACH OTHER UP

>> NOW HE IS GRATEFUL FOR HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO PICKED HIM UP AS HE LOOKS AHEAD TO ATTENDING ONE OF THE TOP LAW SCHOOLS IN THE COUNTRY HE JOINS US FROM HIS HOME THAT WAS AWESOME LOOK YOU GRADUATED HIGH SCHOOL AND NOT ONE COLLEGE WOULD LET YOU IN HERE YOU ARE TODAY PUSHING THE BUTTON

AND YOU GOT THE OKAY FROM HARVARD TAKE US THROUGH THE MOMENT WHEN YOU CLICKED THE BUTTON AND YOU SAW THAT YOU WERE ACCEPTED INTO HARVARD >> IT WAS THE MOST SURREAL MOMENT IN MY LIFE AFTER GOING THROUGH EVERYTHING WE DID AS A FAMILY, I FELT THAT WE GOT INTO HARVARD I CANNOT EXPLAIN IT

>> BEAUTIFUL >> IT IS HARVARD OBVIOUSLY YOU GOT INTO PEPPERDINE, COLUMBIA AND OTHERS ACADEMICALLY, HOW DID YOU TURN THINGS AROUND?>> I HAD A SUPPORT SYSTEM THE SECOND TIME AROUND IN HIGH SCHOOL, I JUST DID NOT HAVE THE SUPPORT

WHEN I GOT TO BE AN UNDERGRAD I HAD TEACHERS AND OTHER STUDENTS AND LEADERS HOLISTICALLY I HAD THE SUPPORT >> CONGRATULATIONS AND WE ARE EXCITED FOR YOU AND YOU HAD A LOT OF SUPPORT FROM YOUR FAMILY WHAT WAS THEY SUPPORT LIKE FROM YOUR FELLOW COWORKERS WHEN WORKING ON THE TRASH COLLECTION?>> IT WAS THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE THAT A GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS LIKE THAT WHO WERE NOT MY FATHER OR BROTHER CAME AROUND ME AND SUPPORTED ME ALL THESE PEOPLE SAY YOU LOOK TO THE ROLE MODELS IN SOCIETY, TEACHERS AND THINGS OF THAT STANDARD

DESPITE THAT, IT WAS THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE THAT A GROUP OF PEOPLE HELD ME UP AND UPLIFTED ME AND TELL ME I WAS INTELLIGENT I BELIEVE IN THE HYPE AND I THREATENED TO GO TO SCHOOL >> THAT IS AWESOME WHAT ACCENTUATES WHAT YOU HAVE DONE IS THAT YOU HAD A TOUGH GO OF IT YOUR MOM LEFT WHEN YOU'RE A LITTLE KID

THERE WERE TIMES A GOT SO BAD THAT THERE WAS NOT FOOD ON THE TABLE HOW DO YOU THINK YOU AND THIRD THOSE YEARS?>> WATCHING MY FATHER WORK ANYWHERE BETWEEN ONE AND THREE JOBS AND GIVING UP HIS ENTIRE SOCIAL LIFE TO GIVE MY BROTHER NIGHT BASIC NEEDS I WAS HUNGRY, IF THAT MAKES SENSE POVERTY BUT MY FATHER BEING SUPPORTIVE OF MY BROTHER, IF >>> WE ARE SUPER PROUD OF YOU, KEEP US POSTED ON YOUR LIFE, ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU

>> THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING >>> THEY MAY END UP WAITING EIGHT DAYS OR MORE TO GET CORONAVIRUS RESULTS, ONE OF THE BIG PROBLEMS IS PEOPLE GO ABOUT THEIR LIVES AS THEIR WAITING FOR THE TEST RESULTS POTENTIALLY SPREADING CORONAVIRUS HOW BAD IS THE PROBLEM? IN FLORIDA, WHERE IT IS PART OF THE COUNTRY BUT IF IT WAS ITS OWN COUNTRY IT WOULD BE LEADING THE NATIONS >>> THIS MORNING SUN BELT HOTSPOTS ARE SPIKING FLORIDA, SETTING A NATIONAL RECORD, REPORTING MORE THAN 15,000 NEW CASES OF COVID-19, IN A SINGLE DAY

AT ITS WORST NEW YORK REPORTED 11,500 IN A SINGLE DAY >> I THINK SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE, SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE NOW THE SEARCH COMES AFTER THE STATE RECEIVED OVER 140,000 TEST RESULTS IN JUST ONE DAY >> ON SATURDAY, FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR REPEATED HIS CLAIMS THAT PEOPLE TRYING TO ESCAPE THE HEAT BY GOING INDOORS MAY BE TO BLAME >> WHEN IT IS HOT, PEOPLE WOULD RATHER BE INSIDE AND ENCLOSED AIR-CONDITIONED SPACES

IT IS GOING TO BE A BIGGER VECTOR FOR TRANSMISSION >> FLORIDA COMMUNITIES ARE ROLLING BACK REOPENING CLOSING INDOOR DINING AT RESTAURANTS, AND AT MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, A RENEWED 10 PM CURFEW

>>> DESPITE THE RISE IN POSITIVE TEST, WALT DISNEY WORLD IS WELCOMING TORRES, TEMPERATURE CHECKS AND FACEMASKS ARE REQUIRED BUT, OUTSIDE THE PARK FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR IS STEADFAST IN HIS DECISION THAT HE WILL NOT MANDATE MASKS >> A STARK CONTRAST TO TEXAS, WHERE GOVERNOR ABBOTT ORDERED MASK WEARING STATEWIDE >> I MADE THIS TOUGH DECISION IT WAS OUR LAST BEST EFFORT TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 IF WE DO NOT THROUGH THIS, THE NEXT STEP WOULD BE A LOT DOWN >> PRESIDENT TRUMP DONALD TRUMP MASK AT THE PRESIDENTIAL SEAL, WHEN HE VISITED THE WALTER REED MEDICAL CENTER ON SATURDAY

TO MEET WITH WOUNDED SERVICEMEMBERS AND HEALTH CARE WORKERS THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN RELUCTANT TO WEAR A MASK, EVEN THOUGH THE ADMINISTRATION'S TOP HEALTH EXPERTS HAVE BEEN RECOMMENDING THEM FOR MONTHS >> WHEN YOU'RE AT THE HOSPITAL, ESPECIALLY THIS PARTICULAR SETTING, WHEN YOU'RE TALKING TO SOLDIERS AND PEOPLE IN SOME CASES WHO JUST GOT OFF THE OPERATING TABLE, I THINK IT'S A GREAT THING TO WEAR A MASK IN SAN ANTONIO, A 30-YEAR-OLD HOSPITALIZED AFTER ATTENDING A SO-CALLED COVID-19 PARTY, WHERE PEOPLE INTENTIONALLY TRIED TO GET SICK, HAS DIED >> BEFORE THE PATIENT DIED, THEY LOOKED AT THEIR NURSE AND THEY SAID I THINK I MADE A MISTAKE

I THOUGHT THIS WAS A HOAX, BUT IT IS NOT >> FLORIDA BREAKING ANOTHER RECORD IN THE LAST 70 DAYS, 73 PEOPLE A DAY DYING FROM CORONAVIRUS THREE WEEKS AGO >> THIS MORNING AS CORONAVIRUS CASES SEARCH NATIONWIDE, MANY HOSPITALS AND HOTSPOTS ARE DEALING WITH A PANDEMIC, SHOWING NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN IN THE ADULT GO COUNTY, TEXAS WHICH HIT A RECORD 1274 NEW CASES ON THURSDAY HOSPITALS ARE INUNDATED WITH PATIENTS

>> YOU SEE THESE PEOPLE ON LIFE- SUPPORT MACHINES, WHEN YOU ARE COUNTING HOW MANY VENTILATORS YOU HAVE LEFT, IN SOUTH CAROLINA, WHERE NEW CASES HAVE NOW SURPASSED 56,000, NBC NEWS WAS GIVEN AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK INSIDE WEST COLUMBIA, THE FLOOR QUICKLY APPROACHING CAPACITY >> DR CAROL CHO MAKING THEDIFFICULT CHOICE TO PUT ANOTHER PATIENT ON THE VENTILATOR >> FOR HER THIRD INTUBATION IN ONE DAY >> WORKING IN THE COVID UNIT, HAS BEEN VERY EMOTIONALLY , AND MENTALLY TAXING

>> IN HARD-HIT ARIZONA, MANY HOSPITALS IN PHOENIX ARE ALSO GRAPPLING WITH AN INFLUX OF NEW PATIENTS >> WE HAVE A PERSON IN EVERY BED >> DR MICHELLE HAS BEEN ON THE FRONT LINES OF THE PANDEMIC IN CALIFORNIA FOR MONTHS THE STATE REACHING AN ALARMING POSITIVITY RATE IN MORE THAN 322,000 CONFIRMED CASES

>> IT IS INTENSE, IT IS BUSY, THERE ARE SICK PEOPLE WHO WERE YOU KNOW, CONSTANTLY ON THE GO AND CONSTANTLY ON THEIR FEET MAKING QUICK DECISIONS TRYING TO ACT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PATIENTS AND BEING SAFE >> IN FLORIDA, THE CENTER OF THE COUNTRY'S NEW SURGEON CASES TALLAHASSEE MEMORIAL HEALTH CARE, HAS BEEN FORCED TO REOPEN ITS COVID UNIT >> I'VE GOT TO COME TO WORK AND WORRY ABOUT THE SAFETY OF MY PATIENTS BUT ALSO TAKING IT HOME TO MY FAMILY

>> DOCTORS AND NURSES IN A LIFE OR DEATH FIGHT TO SAVE PATIENTS, A BATTLE WITH NO END IN SIGHT >>> HERE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LAST WEEK SOME HOSPITALS DID REACH CAPACITY HAVING TO SEND PATIENTS SEVEN HOURS AWAY FOR TREATMENT, TODAY THERE IS ROOM INSIDE ICU'S, BUT THE INFECTION RATE CONTINUES >>> AS THE DEBATE OVER REOPENING SCHOOLS HEATS UP, EDUCATION SECRETARY, BETSY HITS THE AIRWAVES TO PUSH THE PRESIDENTS MEASURES >> NOT A MATTER OF IF BUT HOW WE REOPEN SCHOOLS, AND HOW KIDS GET BACK TO LEARNING FULL-TIME >> SCHOOLS MUST OPEN FOR IN PERSON CLASSES THIS FALL, AND INSISTS IT CAN BE DONE SAFELY

DESPITE A SURGE IN NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES IN MANY STATES BUT SHE DID NOT OFFER A PLAN FOR HOW TO DO IT >> THE KEY IS KIDS HAVE TO GET BACK TO SCHOOL, AND WE KNOW THERE ARE GOING TO BE HOTSPOTS AND THOSE NEED TO BE DEALT WITH ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS BUT, THE RULE SHOULD BE THAT KIDS GO BACK TO SCHOOL THIS 'S FALL, SHE ALSO DOWNPLAYED THE POTENTIAL HEALTH RISKS >> THERE IS NOTHING IN THE DATA JUSTTHAT SUGGESTS THAT KIDS BEING IN SCHOOL, IS IN ANY WAY DANGEROUS, BUT INTERNAL CDC DOCUMENTS OBTAINED BY THE NEW [ AUDIENCE REACTS ]YORK TIMES, WERE NOT FULLY REOPENING SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES, WOULD CREATE THE HIGHEST RISK FOR THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS

PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS WORRY CHILDREN COULD SERVE AS CARRIERS WHO PASS THE VIRUS TO OTHERS ADDING TO THE UNCERTAINTY DURING LAST WEEK'S WHITE HOUSE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE BRIEFING DEBORAH BERG TOLD ME THERE ISN'T ENOUGH TESTING DATA, TO DRAW CONCLUSIONS ABOUT THE INFECTIONS AND TRANSMISSION RATES AMONG CHILDREN >>> IF YOU LOOK ACROSS ALL OF THE TESTS THAT WE HAVE DONE, AND WE HAVE THE AGES, THE PORTION THAT HAS BEEN THE LOWEST TESTED PORTION, IS THE UNDER 10 YEARS OLD >> ON SUNDAY, THEY DOUBLE DOWN ON THE ADMINISTRATION'S THREATS TO WITHHOLD FEDERAL FUNDING FROM SCHOOLS THAT REFUSE TO OPEN >> SCHOOLS AREN'T WILLING TO REOPEN THEY SHOULDN'T GET THE FUNDS

>> CONDEMNATION FROM NANCY PELOSI >> THIS IS APPALLING, THEY ARE MESSING WITH THE PRESIDENT AND HIS ADMINISTRATION ARE MESSING WITH THE HEALTH OF OUR CHILDREN >>> MEANTIME THE WHITE HOUSE IS TAKING AIM WITH THE NATIONS TALK DISEASE EXPERTS, IN THE STATEMENT OVER THE WEEKEND, THE ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS TOLD NBC NEWS THAT SEVERAL WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE NUMBER OF TIMES DR FAUCI HAS BEEN WRONG ON THINGS HIS OFFICIAL ALSO PROVIDED A LENGTHY LIST OF EXAMPLES

THEY FAILED TO NOTE THAT FAUCI'S VIEWS WERE CONSIDERED ACCURATE AT THE TIME, BUT THAT THE SCIENCE CHANGED AND THE WHOLE EFFORT COMES AS DR FAUCI HAS BEEN OPENLY CRITICAL OF SHORTCOMINGS IN THE CHRONICLES CORONAVIRUS TRUMP HAS DISAGREED WITH HIM, AND WITH OPINION POLL SHOWING THE AMERICAN PUBLIC TRUSTS FAUCI'S ADVICE OVER THE PRESIDENT SAVANNA >>> JEFF, BACK TO SCHOOL FOR A MOMENT, THE ADMINISTRATION REPORTED RELEASING ITS OWN GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOLS, WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT? >>THE ADMINISTRATION TELLS US THE WHITE HOUSE PLANS TO ISSUE ITS OLD GUIDELINES FOR THE REOPENING OF SCHOOLS, WHICH COULD BE RELEASED AS EARLY AS THIS WEEK WE ARE TOLD THE WHITE HOUSE RECOMMENDATIONS WILL INCLUDE SOME OF THOSE ISSUED BY THE CDC AND OTHER ONES FROM THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS, BUT IT RISKS CREATING EVEN MORE CONFUSION WITH STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS

>>> DR SHAW IS A PROFESSOR OF GLOBAL HEALTH AT HARVARD PUBLIC HEALTH, HE JOINS US NOW, GOOD MORNING TO YOU YOU SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING IN FLORIDA, HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN IT, WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THIS RECORD DAILY SURGE OF CASES THERE? >> GOOD MORNING, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME ON, THE SITUATION IN FLORIDA IS PRETTY WORRISOME, MORE CASES YESTERDAY IN FLORIDA THAN IN ALL OF EUROPE YESTERDAY AND OBVIOUSLY THE SITUATION IS GETTING WORSE I THINK WE KNOW HOW WE GOT THERE, FLORIDA ALONG WITH OTHER STATES, OPENED UP TOO EARLY WHEN THEY WEREN'T QUITE READY, THEY DIDN'T USE THE WHITE HOUSE'S GUIDELINES, THEY OPENED UP TOO AGGRESSIVELY THEY HAD BARS AND RESTAURANTS AND OTHER THINGS OPENED WHEN THEY WEREN'T READY TO DO IT, AND I THINK THE BIGGEST PROBLEM RECENTLY AS THEY HAVE BEEN TOO SLOW TO REACT, THEY STILL DON'T HAVE A STATEWIDE MANDATE FOR MASKS, THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHER THINGS I THINK THEY SHOULD BE DOING AND I KNOW FLORIDA HASN'T BEEN AS AGGRESSIVE AS IT NEEDS TO BE

>>> SO, WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO SAY LOOK IT IS A FUNCTION OF MORE TESTING, THERE HAS BEEN A SURGE IN TESTING IN FLORIDA AS WELL? AND THE GOVERNOR THEIR POINTS OUT, THAT MANY OF THESE CASES ARE ACTUALLY AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE, DOES THAT MITIGATE IT IN ALL IN YOUR MIND MAKING IT ANY LESS WORRISOME? >> THERE HAS BEEN A SURGE IN TESTING, BUT WHAT WE HAVE SEEN IN FLORIDA, IS A BIG INCREASE IN HOSPITALIZATIONS THAT CAN'T BE EXPLAINED BY TESTING, THERE IS A BIG INCREASE IN DEATHS, AND OBVIOUSLY THAT CAN'T BE EXPLAINED BY TESTING SO, THE FACT THAT IT IS AMONG THE SLIGHTLY YOUNGER POPULATION IS HELPFUL, BUT WE ARE STILL SEEING MANY GET SICK AND DIE, AND MORE RECENTLY WERE JUST STARTING IN THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS SEEING DATA, IN THE RECENT PLACES OLDER PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO GET INFECTED AGAIN, PARTLY BECAUSE YOUNG PEOPLE AND OLD PEOPLE MINGLE, THEY LIVE WITH EACH OTHER AND THE IDEA THAT IT COULD STAY AMONG YOUNG PEOPLE IS PROBABLY UNREALISTIC >>> YOU KNOW WE HAVE SEEN OBVIOUSLY SURGES IN ARIZONA AND TEXAS AND FLORIDA, WE'VE DISCUSSED AT LENGTH YOU ALSO SEE IT IN CALIFORNIA WHERE THE PERCEPTION WAS THEY REOPENED AT A MORE MEASURED PACE, HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN THAT CALIFORNIA IS SEEING THIS INCREASE IN CASES? >> IN CALIFORNIA, IT'S A STATE THAT DID A LOT DONE EARLY AND THEY HAD AN AGGRESSIVE POLICY, WHEN THEY RELAX THE REGULATIONS THEY REALLY LEFT IT UP TO LOCAL COUNTIES I THINK A LOT OF STATES DID THAT, AND A LOT OF COUNTIES ESPECIALLY IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, I THINK AGAIN, MADE A LOT OF THE SAME MISTAKES, PULLED BACK TO EARLY AND THEN I THINK THE STATE WAS SLOW TO REACT TO IT, WHEN I LOOK AT PARTS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, IT LOOKS THE SAME AS ARIZONA AND TEXAS AND REAL TROUBLE, I'M HOPING THE DAYS AND WEEKS AHEAD WE ARE GOING TO SEE A VERY AGGRESSIVE RESPONSE FROM THE GOVERNOR OF CALIFORNIA >> I DO WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE ISSUE OF SCHOOLS, WHICH WE JUST COVERED, THE EDUCATION SECRETARY BETSY DEVOS SAID ON THE SHOW YESTERDAY THERE IS NOTHING IN THE DATA THAT SUGGESTED KIDS BEING IN SCHOOLS, ARE IN ANY WAY DANGEROUS

>> WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT? DO YOU AGREE? >> I THINK THAT IS A LITTLE MORE CAVALIER THAN I WOULD BE WILLING TO SAY, THERE IS NO QUESTION IN MY MIND KIDS ARE LESS LIKELY TO GET SICK THERE'S PRETTY GOOD EVIDENCE THAT THERE ARE LESS LIKELY TO SPREAD THE DISEASE IN ADULTS BUT THAT'S NOT REALLY THE QUESTION, THE QUESTION IS IN A HOTSPOT LIKE ARIZONA OR TEXAS OR FLORIDA, PROBABLY ABOUT A DOZEN STATES, IF YOU OPEN UP AND HAVE LARGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE KIDS AND ADULTS, IN BUILDINGS, INSIDE ALL DAY, CAN YOU DO THAT SAFELY? AND THEY THINK MOST EXPERTS WOULD SAY NOT REALLY, NOT IF YOU ARE IN A HOTSPOT, SO IN PLACES WHERE THINGS ARE REALLY BAD I THINK IT IS GOING TO BE VERY HARD TO OPEN SCHOOLS AND KEEP THEM OPEN >> ALL RIGHT, DR SHAW, ALWAYS GOOD TO TALK TO YOU >>> THIS MORNING, DISNEY FANS ARE EXPERIENCING THE MAGIC ONCE AGAIN

>> THE SITE OF THE BELOVED THEMEPARK RETURNING, BRINGING SOME TO TEARS >> AS VISITORS GET THEIR FIRST TASTE OF RIDES AND LINES AND A SOCIALLY DISTANCED ENVIRONMENT, DISNEY IS NOT ONLY LIMITING THE GUESTS ALOUD AT THE PARK EACH DAY THEY HAVE IMPLEMENTED A NEW TICKETLESS RESERVATION SYSTEM, THEY'RE CHECKING VISITORS TEMPERATURES WHEN THEY ENTER THE PARK AND REQUIRING THEM TO WEAR FACE MASKS TOO >> THEY HAVE FACE MASKS, FACE SHIELDS, IT IS A VERY DIFFERENT PARK THEN WHEN IT WAS CLOSED DOWN IN MARCH >> DOES THAT CHANGE YOUR KIDS EXPERIENCE AT ALL? >> NO, NOT AT ALL >> THE EVANS FAMILY FROM CALIFORNIA BOOKED THEIR TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD BACK IN MARCH

>> THE MAGIC IS STILL HERE, IT FEELS A LITTLE DIFFERENT WITH THE MASK, IT'S HOT WE ARE SWEATING, BUT WE CAN DO IT NOT EVERYONE IS PLEASED ABOUT MICKEY'S RETURN TAKING TO SOCIAL MEDIA I LOVE YOU DISNEY, BUT REOPENING WALT DISNEY WORLD AT THIS TIME IS A BIG MISTAKE #PROFITSBEFOREPEOPLE AS INFECTIONS IN THE STATE PASSING OVER A QUARTER MILLION AND 15,000 IN A SINGLE DAY >> I WORRIED ARE YOU? >> I'M WORRIED BECAUSE NOT ONLY ARE WE SEEING SPIKES IN THE VIRUS, WE ARE SEEING SPIKES IN HOSPITALIZATIONS

>> DISNEY WORLD ISN'T THE ONLY THEMEPARK TO REOPEN AFTER A COVID RELATED CLOSURE, LEGOLAND AND UNIVERSAL ORLANDO, PART OF THE PARENT COMPANY OF NBC UNIVERSAL ALL REOPENED IN JUNE UNIVERSAL ORLANDO IN SEAWORLD REQUIRING EMPLOYEES AND GUESTS TO WEAR FACE MASKS, WITH LEGOLAND ENCOURAGING ITS GUESTS TO WEAR THEM ALL OF THE PARKS HAD TEMPERATURE CHECKS, CASHLESS PAYMENTS, AND SOCIAL DISTANCING ON THE LINES FOR RIDES BUT AS COVID-19 CASES IN FLORIDA CONTINUE TO RISE, FAMILIES LIKE THE EVANS ARE FORCED TO MAKE SOME TOUGH CHOICES >>NOW DISNEY DIDN'T PROVIDE ANY NUMBERS OF HOW MANY PEOPLE VISITED OVER THE WEEKEND OR RESPOND TO A REQUEST FOR COMMENTS ON THE CRITICISM

THE COMPANY DID RELEASE A VIDEO 30 SECONDS ON SOCIAL MEDIA, CALLED "WELCOME HOME" FEATURING EMPLOYEES WITH MASKS ON, THAT WAS WIDELY PANNED ONLINE, WITH ONE USER DUBBING THE WORDS "STAY AT HOME" >>> THIS IS BOROUGH PARK, BROOKLAND AS WE WERE WALKING OVER HERE YOU SAID TO ME IN SOME WAYS IT'S LIKE GOING BACK 100 YEARS >> THE LARGEST GROUP OF ORTHODOX JEWISH PEOPLE OUTSIDE ISRAEL LIVES HERE IN GREATER NEW YORK HERE IS AN OLD WHIRLWIND WAY OF LIFE SOME DON'T HAVE TELEVISION OR COMPUTERS, THEY WERE ORTHODOX THEMSELVES

>> MOST OF THE COMMUNITY ARE GRANDCHILDREN OF HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS HE SPENT PART OF HIS CHILDHOOD HERE, WHERE HE NOW PRACTICES PEDIATRICS >> WHAT WOULD YOU SAY THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF CHILDREN IN ANY GIVEN FAMILY IS? PROBABLY WITHIN A 6 TO 8 CHILD RANGE >> THIS IS PART OF WHAT THE COMMUNITY WAS ONE OF THE FIRST PLACES COVID-19 STRUCK AND STUCK HARD >> WE MUST HAVE GOTTEN ONE DAY BETWEEN 3000 AND 4000 CALLS THE RABBI RUNS WHAT HE CALLS A KOSHER RONALD McDONALD HOUSE

PROVIDING ORTHODOX JEWS WITH MEDICAL SUPPORT, FREE OF CHARGE >> WE'RE THE SAME LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE, MANY OF OUR RELIGIOUS PRACTICES MAKE PEOPLE THINK THAT WE PRACTICE SOMETIMES CAN BE YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES MISINTERPRETED OR MISUNDERSTOOD >> IN FACT, IT WAS THE CELEBRATION OF A RELIGIOUS HOLIDAY, QUORUM IN EARLY MARCH THAT HE BELIEVES CATAPULTED THE VIRUS IN THE COMMUNITY >> NOBODY WORE MASKS >> I THINK THE IMPRESSION A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE, IS THAT THE ORTHODOX COMMUNITY WAS JUST, IGNORING ADVICE

YOU ARE TELLING ME THAT REALLY THIS ALL STARTED BEFORE THE ADVICE WAS THERE TO ACCEPT OR IGNORE? >> 100% THEY WERE NOT IGNORING ADVICE, THEY WERE NOT THE COMMUNITY BY FAR, ARE LAW- ABIDING CITIZENS >> WHICH SEEMS LIKE THIS RABBIS FUNERAL IN THE HEIGHT OF THE PANDEMIC IN NEW YORK, LED MANY TO FEEL THE ORTHODOX COMMUNITY WAS NOT TAKING SOCIAL DISTANCING SERIOUSLY >> SOME IN THE ORTHODOX COMMUNITY MADE HEADLINES AGAIN LAST MONTH BY BREAKING INTO THIS CLOSED CITY PLAYGROUND >> WE ARE GOING TO KEEP THEM OFF OF THIS, NONE OF OUR CHILDREN >> NO MASKS AND NO DISTANCING, WHICH IS WHAT WE SAW ON THE RECENT TOUR OF BOROUGH PARK

>> THE FEELING THAT IT IS PASSED BY HERE NOW DO YOU FEEL SAFE? >> I FEEL CONFIDENT >> PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS WOULD DISAGREE, THERE IS NO QUESTION THE COMMUNITY HAS TRIED TO TURN THEIR HIGH INFECTION RATE INTO SOMETHING POSITIVE >> IN EARLY APRIL, WHEN DR MICHAEL JOYNER OF THE CLINIC TOLD THE RABBI THAT THE BLOOD OF THOSE THAT HAVE SURVIVED COVID-19 WAS NEEDED FOR THE NATIONAL CONVALESCENT PLASMA EFFORT, PEOPLE QUICKLY STEPPED FORWARD

FIRST HURDLE, TESTING THEIR BLOOD TO SEE IF THEY HAD THE ANTIBODIES TO FIGHT COVID-19 >>> LITERALLY WITHIN THE MATTER OF THREE OR FOUR HOURS WE COLLECTED 1000 VIALS >> THE BLOOD PUT IN COOLERS, TAKEN TO A PRIVATE JET, AND FLOWN TO THE MAYO CLINIC >> WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE TO BE ON THAT PLANE? >> IT FELT LIKE BEING ON A GODLY MISSION >> AS IT TURNS OUT A VERY SUCCESSFUL ONE

>> OF THE FIRST THOUSAND APPROXIMATELY 60% HAD ANTIBODIES AND THIS IS LIKE WE HAVE THAT GOLDEN TICKET IN OUR HANDS, SO LIKE 600 PEOPLE, WELL I LOVE YOUR FACE, IT FELT LIKE A GOLDEN TICKET >> SINCE APRIL ORTHODOX JEWS HAVE BECOME THE LARGEST GROUP OF PLASMA DONORS DONATING HALF OF THE CONVALESCENT PLASMA SUPPLY IN THE NATION >> LITERALLY IN THIS ROOM IS WHERE THAT SEED STARTED TO SPROUT, WE USED TO CALL OURSELVES THE MOM-AND-POP ORGANIZATION, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN WE FOUND OURSELVES TAKING ON A NATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY , FROM SOMETHING UGLY CAME SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL

>> WHAT YOU'RE SAYING IS YOU'RE TRYING TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK? >> WE LIVE IN A CLOSED WORLD, THAT IS THE WAY OF LIFE, BUT WHEREVER WE CAN GIVE A HAND, BE A BEACON OF LIGHT IS OUR BAR MITZVAH >> THE RABBI AND HIS COLLEAGUES HAVE SET UP DRIVES NOW ACROSS THE COUNTRY >> NOW, THE PLASMA ISN'T JUST BEING USED TO HELP PATIENTS, NOT JUST TRANSFUSIONS BUT ALSO TO BE STUDIED IN FACT, 8000 VIALS HAVE BEEN SENT TO 10 INSTITUTIONS AROUND THE WORLD AS THEY TRIED TO STUDY WHY THE VIRUS IS SO DEADLY FOR SOME PEOPLE, AND BARELY AFFECTS OTHERS >>> A FOOTBALL FRANCHISE MAY BE ON THE CUSP OF DROPPING ITS CONTROVERSIAL NAME OVERNIGHT MULTIPLE MEDIA OUTLETS INCLUDING ESPN AND "THE WASHINGTON POST" REPORTING WASHINGTON'S NFL TEAM COULD RETIRE ITS NAME TODAY

THE POTENTIAL CHANGE FOR THIS WAS FIRST REPORTED BY "THE BUSINESS JOURNAL" >> IN RECENT WEEKS THE TEAM HAS BEEN FACING SIGNIFICANT CORPORATE AND POLITICAL PUSHBACK TO CHANGE THE MONIKER, WHERE THEY VIEW THE NAME AS A RACIAL SLUR AGAINST NATIVE AMERICANS ONE OF THE LEAGUE'S ORIGINAL FRANCHISES THE NAME DATES BACK 87 YEARS >> EARLIER THIS MONTH DELIVERY GIANT FEDEX WHICH OWNS THE NAMING RIGHTS FOR THE TEAM STADIUM IN LANDOVER MARYLAND ISSUED A STATEMENT, WE HAVE COMMUNICATED TO THE TEAM IN WASHINGTON OUR REQUEST THAT THEY CHANGE THE TEAM NAME THIS IS AT WEEK MAGAZINE REPORTED THE INVESTMENT FIRM AND SHAREHOLDERS WORTH $620 BILLION ASKED FEDEX ALONG WITH NIKE AND PEPSI, DETERMINING THEIR TIES TO THE FRANCHISE

UNLESS TEAM OWNER DAN SNYDER MADE THE CHANGE LIKE FEDEX, NIKE AND PEPSICO HAVE ANNOUNCED THEY SUPPORT A NEW NAME >> MEANWHILE, MULTIPLE LAWMAKERS TOLD "THE WASHINGTON POST" THE TEAM WOULD ONLY BE ALLOWED TO RELOCATE FROM MARYLAND BACK TO DC IF THE NAME WAS GONE >> AND LIKE NIKE, AMAZON, TARGET AND DICK'S SPORTING GOODS, ALSO PULLED WASHINGTON'S MERCHANDISE 10 DAYS AGO, THE ORGANIZATION RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING IT WAS CONDUCTING A THOROUGH REVIEW OF THE NAME

>> A MAJOR REVERSAL FOR SNYDER WHO BOUGHT THE TEAM IN 1999, AND PREVIOUSLY SAID HE WOULD NEVER MAKE THE CHANGE CLAIMING THE NAME HONORS NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE >> A CITIZEN OF THE PAWNEE NATION, CRYSTAL ECHO HAWK RECENTLY TELLING NBC NEWS, THE R WORD IS THE N-WORD, AND WE CAN NO LONGER TOLERATE THIS KIND OF HATE SPEECH IN OUR SOCIETY >> AND NOW AS THE MOVEMENT TO CONFRONT RACIAL INEQUALITY PUSHES FORWARD, AN NFL FRANCHISE COULD TAKE THE FIELD THIS FALL, WITH A NEW IDENTITY >> SO, WHAT WILL THE NAME BE? WE DON'T KNOW YET, THERE'S A LOT OF ONLINE DISCUSSIONS, THE RED HAWKS, THE RED TAILS, NO OFFICIAL WORD FROM THE TEAM, HOWEVER WE ARE TOLD THAT THE TEAM WOULD LIKE TO HONOR VETERANS AS WELL AS NATIVE AMERICANS AND RIGHT NOW, ANY NEW NAME IS TIED UP IN TRADEMARK DISCUSSIONS >> WE WILL HAVE TO PLAY IT BY EAR AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS, BACK TO YOU

>>> HITS HARD TO UNDERSTATE HOW BIG OF A DEAL THIS IS, AND QUITE FRANKLY IT'S A LITTLE SURPRISING THE SPEED THEY'RE MOVING AS WELL >>> I THINK THIS ALL CAME ABOUT BECAUSE OF THE IMMENSE PRESSURE OUT OF THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT, AND ALL OF THE PRESSURE THAT HAS BEEN COMING TO BEAR OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS ON ALL OF THESE RACIAL EQUALITY ISSUES BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE IF YOU'VE BEEN LIVING HERE IN WASHINGTON AS YOU KNOW, THIS HAS BEEN AN ISSUE MONTH AFTER MONTH AFTER MONTH FOR YEARS NOW >>> SUPERSTAR POINT GUARD, FOR THE GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS STEPH CURRY ISN'T PLAYING, BUT THESE ARE STRANGE TIMES THE WARRIORS ARE NOT AMONG THE 22 TEAMS TO QUALIFY TOGETHER IN ORLANDO INSIDE WHAT SOME ARE CALLING THE NBA BUBBLE, PLAYING IN A BUBBLE, LIVING IN THE BUBBLE, IN ORLANDO YOU AND THE WARRIORS, NOT ONE OF THE 22, WHAT IS IT LIKE BEING OUTSIDE THE BUBBLE LOOKING IN? >>OUT HERE IN THE BUBBLE, OBVIOUSLY THEY'RE PLAYING, THEY'RE MAKING IT WORK

IT'S GOING TO BE A HUGE SACRIFICE FOR ALL OF THE GUYS >> TO STICK WITH THE PROTOCOL, BE SAFE, BUT PLAY BASKETBALL, SO HOPEFULLY IT WORKS, HOPEFULLY WE GET THERE IN OCTOBER TO THE FINALS AND THAT WE COME OUT ON THE TOP >> WE CAUGHT UP WITH STEPH CURRY WHEN HE PLAYED IN THE GULF TERMAN OVER THE WEEKEND AND OTHER BIG NAMES, TOOK PART IN A ROUNDTABLE SPECIAL FOR NBC SPORTS, CALLED "RACE AND SPORTS IN AMERICA, CONVERSATIONS"

>> AS A YOUNG FATHER, WITH A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD AND A FIVE-YEAR- OLD, THE QUESTIONS THEY'RE ASKING BECAUSE THEY ARE BEING SHOWN THESE IMAGES, YOU CAN'T AND YOU SHOULDN'T SHIELD THEM FROM THIS >> WHAT DO YOU WANT PEOPLE TO TAKE AWAY FROM THE SPECIAL, WHAT DID YOU TAKE AWAY FROM THE CONVERSATION? >> ANYTIME WE'RE OUT HERE TO SPEAK ON IT TO SHARE OUR EXPERIENCE AND HAVE PEOPLE LISTEN, AND KEEP APPLYING PRESSURE, I THINK THAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THAT IS WHY WE ALL WANTED TO TALK ON IT, YOU KNOW HOPEFULLY PEOPLE WILL GET SOMETHING FROM IT, AND CONTINUE THE CONVERSATIONS PRETTY >> YOU SPENT SOME TIME TALKING ABOUT SOMETHING THAT I DON'T THINK GETS A LOT OF INTENTION, YOU TALKED ABOUT SUBTLE RACISM WHAT IS SUBTLE RACISM TO YOU, AND HOW HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED IT? >> AS A BLACK MAN, IN THE SOCIETY SOMETIMES YOU HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF POLISH, YOU'RE ARTICULATE, AND INTELLIGENT, YOU MIGHT BE ACCEPTED BUT THERE IS STILL KIND OF THE SUBTLE REMARK AROUND OH, YOU'RE SO WELL SPOKEN OR THOSE KIND OF SUBTLE JABS >> DURING THE GOLF TOURNAMENT CURRY WORE CUSTOM CLEATS, HONORING BREONNA TAYLOR THE YOUNG WOMAN SHOT AND KILLED BY POLICE IN LOUISVILLE, DURING A CONTROVERSIAL RAID OF HER HOME, THE THREE OFFICERS INVOLVED ONE HAS BEEN FIRED WHILE THE OTHER TWO ARE ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE >> YOU SAID HER NAME, IF YOU WILL, BY WEARING THOSE CUSTOMIZE GOLF CLEATS THIS WEEKEND HONORING BREONNA TAYLOR

WHY HER STORY? >> THERE IS NO REASON WHY THERE SHOULDN'T BE THOSE COPS THAT WERE RESPONSIBLE THAT SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE FOR HOW EVERYTHING WENT DOWN, AND TO SAY HER NAME THING, IN TERMS OF CONTINUING TO APPLY PRESSURE TO THAT CONVERSATION >> SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES ARE GOING TO BE ALLOWED ON TEAM JERSEYS WHEN THEY DO START HERE IN A FEW WEEKS >> ARE YOU AT ALL CONCERNED ABOUT ALIENATING FANS? >> NO, NOT OVER THAT AT ALL I APPLAUD EVERY PLAYER THAT'S GOING TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY

WE ARE HUMAN FIRST AND IF YOU CAN'T EXPECT WHAT WERE GOING TO TALK ABOUT OR WANT TO HIGHLIGHT OR CHANGE, IN OUR SOCIETY, THEN DON'T ACCEPT US AS BASKETBALL PLAYERS EITHER >> FELLOW PLAYER CHARLES BARKLEY CAUSED A STIR WITH THE COMMENTS DURING THE INTERVIEW WITH CNBC >>THERE IS SUCH A DEFENSE, THEY'RE GOING TO THE PANDEMIC, AND THEY DON'T WANT TO SEE A BUNCH OF RICH PEOPLE, TALKING ABOUT STUFF ALL THE TIME >> WAS HE TALKING TO YOU, WAS HE TALKING ABOUT YOU, WAS HE TALKING ABOUT THE ACTION YOU ARE A PART OF? >> IT BRINGS EVERYBODY TOGETHER IN A SENSE, BUT THERE IS A DOUBLE EDGED SWORD TO IT AND YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A MICROPHONE IN FRONT OF OUR FACE ALL THE TIME

AND IF WERE KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT, PASSIONATE ABOUT WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT, WE SHOULD SPEAK ON IT THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO CAN'T SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES IN THIS COUNTRY >>> THE PRESIDENT STANDS WITH OUR POLICE OFFICERS AND MEN AND WOMEN ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHO VALIANTLY PATROL OUR STREETS AND PROTECT OUR CITIZEN RATES THIS PRESIDENT STANDS ON THE SIDE OF LAW AND ORDER TO HEAR PEACE IN OUR STREETS, THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN HIS PRIORITY, AND REMAINS SO TODAY TRAGICALLY THIS WEEKEND WE SAW A DEVASTATING AMBUSH ATTACK AGAINST A BRAVE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IN THE CAL, AND TEXAS OFFICER ARTHUR JUNIOR WHO IS 35 YEARS OLD AND OFFICER AND OFFICER CHAVEZ, WERE RESPONDING TO A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE CALL OFFICER GUARDS AND CHAVEZ ARRIVED ON SCENE TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE THEY WERE SERVING THEY WERE AMBUSHED BY A VIOLENT AND SUSTAINED DRESS SUSPECT WHO HORRIFICALLY SHOT BEFORE THEY EVEN DREW THEIR WEAPON OR HAD A CHANCE TO CALL FOR BACKUP

WE HONOR THE LIVES IN THE SERVICE OF OFFICER GARVER AND OFFICER CHAVEZ, THIS PRESIDENT WILL ALWAYS STAND ON THE SIDE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND WITH THAT I WILL TAKE QUESTIONS >> [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] SO ONE THING I WOULD NOTE, IS THAT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE MORTALITY RATE, WE ARE SEEING THAT OUR EFFORTS HERE AT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAVE BEEN WORKING AND TO GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE OF THAT, WOULD YOU LOOK AT NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY THERE WAS 21 DEATHS FOR EVERY THOUSAND CASES 20 DEATHS FOR EVERY THOUSAND CASES IN NEW JERSEY, THOSE WERE THE RATIOS WE WERE SAYING A FEW MONTHS AGO NOW, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY ARE DOWN 17 PER 1000, AND MOVING BEYOND NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY WE ARE SEEING IN FLORIDA FOR EXAMPLE, THOUGH THEY HAVE 12 CASES FOR EVERY 1000 IT IS 2 MORTALITY FOR EVERY THOUSAND CASES, AND IN ARIZONA IT IS

3 DEATHS FOR EVERY THOUSAND CASES SO WE ARE SEEING THERAPEUTICS ARE WORKING DEXAMETHASONE AND RENDA SEVERE WORKING AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT THE PRESIDENT TAKES NOTE OF >> IT'S SUCH A SHORT TIME PERIOD, WHAT SPECIFICALLY ARE YOU DOING TO STOP THE SPREAD? >> THERE IS A LOT, I'M VERY GLAD THAT US THAT BECAUSE WERE HIGHLIGHTING THE WORK THAT WERE DOING EACH AND EVERY DAY FOR ONE, OR SURGING PERSONNEL FROM ARIZONA, TEXAS, ARIZONA, WE HAVE PEOPLE WORKING IN FLORIDA, SENDING RENDA SEVERE TWO STATES THAT ARE SEEING RISING CASE NUMBERS

ON ONE PAGE WERE GOING TO LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI, GEORGIA, SOUTH CAROLINA WE SENT 19 TEAMS AND EIGHT MORE ARE COMING THIS WEEK SO WE ARE AGGRESSIVELY ON THE GROUND, REACTING TO THIS VIRUS AND WE'RE ENCOURAGED TO SEE THE DECLINING MORTALITY COMPARED TO A FEW MONTHS AGO >> KAYLEE, WHY IS THE WHITE HOUSE TRASHING DR FAUCI AND SENDING OUT OPPOSITION RESEARCH LIKE MEMOS TO REPORTERS? THE PRESIDENT HAS GONE OFF ON ANONYMOUS SOURCES IN THE PAST, WHEN I HAVE THE GUTS TO TRASH TALK DR FAUCI WITH YOUR OWN NAME? >> PRESIDENT TRUMP I WILL REFER BACK THERE IS NO OPPOSITION RESEARCH DURING FOR REPORTERS WE ARE ASKED VERY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS BY THE WASHINGTON POST, PRESIDENT TRUMP NOTED DR

FAUCI HAD MADE SOME MISTAKES AND WE PROVIDED A DIRECT ANSWER TO A DIRECT QUESTION >> HAS THE PRESIDENT MADE MISTAKES? HE SUGGESTED AMERICANS INJECT THEMSELVES WITH DISINFECTANTS >> WHY NOT SEND THESE NOTES WITH YOUR NAME ON IT >> IT WAS SENT OUT BY THE WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL, THE PRESIDENT SAYS HE DOESN'T TRUST ANONYMOUS SOURCES BUT YET HE WAS SENDING OUT NOTES TO REPORTERS ANONYMOUSLY >> LOOK I WOULD NOTE THAT IN TERMS OF THE PRESIDENT AND HIS RECORD ON CORONAVIRUS HE STANDS BY THE ACTIONS OF THE STEPS HE HAS TAKEN AND HIS HISTORIC RESPONSE YOU HAVE DR

FAUCI, WHO SAID THAT THE RECORD OF THIS PRESIDENT IS IMPRESSIVE, I CAN'T IMAGINE THAT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE THAT ANYONE COULD DOING MORE THOSE ARE THE WORDS OF DR FAUCI, WE PROVIDED A DIRECT RESPONSE TO A DIRECT QUESTION AND THAT IS ABOUT IT, THE NOTION THAT THERE IS OPPOSITION RESEARCH AND THERE IS FAUCI VERSUS THE PRESIDENT SHOULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH THEY HAVE ALWAYS HAD A GOOD WORKING RELATIONSHIP READY >> VERY QUICKLY DOES THE PRESIDENT OR THE ADMINISTRATION PLAN TO MAKE IT VERY CLEAR TO THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION THAT THERE SHOULD NOT BE BOUNTIES PLACED ON HEADS OF AMERICAN SOLDIERS SERVING IN AFGHANISTAN? >> WE MAKE THAT CLEAR EACH AND EVERY DAY TO EVERY COUNTRY AROUND THE WORLD, THAT THIS PRESIDENT WILL ALSO STAND BY OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT, NO ONE HAS BEEN TOUGHER ON RUSSIA, WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT — OUR US FORCES

>> NOT ANY COUNTRY, THE RUSSIANS >> WHAT YOU ARE GETTING AT — >> OF COURSE WE TELL EACH AND EVERY COUNTRY THAT, WHAT YOU'RE GETTING AT IS UNCORROBORATED INTELLIGENCE AND YOU'RE TREATING AS IF IT IS TRUE, TO THIS DAY THERE ARE VARIOUS OF USE ON THE BOUNTY AND INTELLIGENCE I'M NOT GOING TO ANSWER A QUESTION BASED ON UNVERIFIED INTELLIGENCE, REST ASSURED EVERY COUNTRY IN THIS WORLD IS PUT ON NOTICE THAT BOUNTIES ON THE HEAD OF US TROOPS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE AND THIS PRESIDENT WILL STAND FOR U

S TROOPS >> ANOTHER, YOU MENTIONED A QUOTE FROM DR FAUCI ANOTHER QUOTE FROM HIM WHEN YOU COMPARE TO OTHER COUNTRIES I DON'T THINK YOU ARE SAYING WE ARE DOING GREAT >> WHEN YOU COMPARE US TO OTHER COUNTRIES, WE HAVE THE MOST TESTING IN THE WORLD, OTHER INDUSTRIALIZED NATIONS WE ARE VERY LOW ON DEATH RATE, BEATING MOST COUNTRIES IF NOT ALL AND EUROPE

SO, WE ARE DOING A LOT IN THE WORLD TODAY, DOING A LOT RIGHT, NOTED WE WERE SUPPOSED TO HAVE A VENTILATOR SHORTAGE AND AS IT TURNS OUT THE VENTILATORS WERE SENT ALL AROUND THE WORLD FROM THE US THE US RESPONSE HAS BEEN HISTORIC, BUT SEVERAL METRICS WE ARE BEATING THE REST OF THE WORLD

>> THANK YOU KAYLEE, COULD YOU JUST CLARIFY THE ROGER STONE CLEMENCY, DOES THIS ONLY APPLY TO PRISON TIME OR DOES IT ALSO INCLUDE THE TWO-YEAR PERIOD OF SUPERVISED RELEASE QUESTION MARK ? I DON'T HAVE THE EXACT DETAILS ON THAT, WHAT I WILL SAY IS THAT THE ROGER STONE CLEMENCY WAS AN IMPORTANT MOMENT FOR JUSTICE IN THIS COUNTRY YOU HAD A COMPLETELY BOGUS RUSSIA WITCHHUNT THAT FOUND NOTHING AND IN ORDER TO JUSTIFY THE TAXPAYER DOLLARS YOU HAD ROBERT MOELLER CHARGING PEOPLE PROCESS TIMES, AND IT IS REALLY CURIOUS TO ME THAT ROGER STONE HE'S CHARGED OF FALSE STATEMENTS, BUT McCAIN WAS CHARGED AS FALSE STATEMENTS, LYING TO FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS, BRENNAN, FALSE STATEMENTS TO CONGRESS, THE LAST TIME I CHECKED THEY DIDN'T HAVE 29 FBI AGENTS WEARING TACTICAL GEAR, SHOWING UP AT THEIR HOUSE IN THE PREDAWN RAID WIELDING IN WITH RIFLES SWEEPING ACROSS THEIR LAWN AS HAPPENED TO ROGER STONE THEY DIDN'T HAVE FOUR AGENTS USING BATTERY RAMS BREAKING DOWN THE FRONT DOOR AND THEY DIDN'T HAVE HELICOPTERS HOVERING OVER THEIR HOUSES, AND POLICE WORD UP INSTEAD, McCABE AND CLAPPER, AND THESE GUYS ARE GIVEN LUCRATIVE CONTRACTS, BOOKS, CONTRIBUTOR SHIP, SO THERE ARE TWO STANZAS OF JUSTICE IN THIS COUNTRY, FORTUNATELY THERE ARE NO FACTS TO BACK UP THE WAY THAT THAT WAS MEANT >> THE PRESIDENT RETWEETED SOMETHING THIS MORNING IMPLYING HE BELIEVES HE RETREATED SAYING THE CDC IS LYING ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS IN ORDER TO HURT HIS TEAM FROM GETTING REELECTED, DOES THE PRESIDENT BELIEVE THAT THE CDC IS LYING QUESTION MARK >> WE CAN GUIDELINE PREMATURELY, A 63 PAGE PLAN THAT WAS LEAKED PREMATURELY HE BELIEVES IT IS THE AMERICAN PUBLIC WHEN THEIR PLANNING MATERIALS, THAT ARE NOT IN THEIR FULL FORM, AND THEIR BEST FORM THAT IS WHAT HE WAS GETTING AT BUT OVERALL THE NOTION OF THE TWEET WAS TO POINT OUT THE FACTS THAT WHEN WE USE SCIENCE WE HAVE TO USE IT IN A WAY THAT IS NOT POLITICAL WHEN YOU HAVE 1300 HEALTH EXPERTS AND A LETTER NOT TO CONDEMN LARGE CROWDS OF PROTESTERS BUT SOME SAME EXPERTS SAY CHURCHES NEED TO LOCK DOWN, OR HOW COME PROTEST GET THE FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS BUT THE CHURCHES DON'T, WE NEED TO USE SCIENCE, LEAN INTO SCIENCE BUT NOT CHERRY PICK IT TO FIT OUR PARTICULAR POLITICAL PERSUASION

>> [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] THAT WOULD BE A QUESTION FOR THE CAMPAIGN WE PLAN TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE CONVENTION AT THE WHITE HOUSE FOR PARTICULARITIES I WOULD POINT YOU TO THE RNC AND THE CAMPAIGN >> DR FAUCI, DOES THE PRESIDENT STILL APPRECIATE THE ADVICE HE GETS FROM HIM? >> CERTAINLY DR FAUCI IS ONE OF MANY ON THE TASK FORCE WHO PROVIDES ADVICE, DR FAUCI IS AN EPIDEMIOLOGIST AND INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT AND HE PROVIDES HIS OPINION THERE, YOU ALSO HAVE OTHER EXPERTS LIKE DR

McCANTS KATZ, WHO IS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH EXPERTS WHO PROVIDES OPINIONS ABOUT THE HOLISTIC HEALTH OF THE CHILD, AND SHE HAS BEEN A VOICE FOR REOPENING SCHOOLS IN THE LONG- TERM LOCKDOWN AND WHAT DAMAGE THEY CAN DO WE HAVE A NUMBER OF SCIENTISTS WHO ARE EXPERTS, AND THEY'RE WORKING ON SPECIALTIES, THE PRESIDENT TAKES THE FULL EXPERIENCE OF THE TASK FORCE AND THE VARYING OPINIONS AND MOVES FORWARD IN A WAY HE THINKS IS BEST FOR THIS COUNTRY LIKE HE DID WITH THE CHINA TRAVEL BAN >> THE TRAVEL BAN WITH CANADA EXPIRES IN A WEEK IS THAT GOING TO BE EXTENDED OR ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT OPENING CANADA BACKUP QUESTION MARK ? NO PLANS RIGHT NOW WITH CANADA >> THERE IS A NEW CASE IN CORONAVIRUS, MORE THAN THE EUROPEAN UNION HAS A WHOLE, THE UNITED STATES IS NOT DOING AS WELL AS OTHER COUNTRIES

>> WHEN YOU LEAVE THE WORLD IN TESTING THAT MEANS YOU IDENTIFY MORE CASES I WOULD KNOW, YOU TALK ABOUT DEATHS, I CAN GIVE YOU THAT PARTICULAR INFORMATION WHICH DR BERG GAVE TO ME BEFORE RUNNING OUT HERE WHICH IS IN ARIZONA, YOU HAVE 17 CASES PER 1000 POPULATION AND 3 DEATHS PER POPULATION WHICH MEANS THAT THERAPEUTICS ARE WORKING AND WE ARE IN A BETTER PLACE TODAY THAN WE WERE BEFORE

>> [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] HOW DO YOU TELL PARENTS AND SCHOOLCHILDREN IT IS SAFE TO SEND THEIR KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL WHEN SOMETHING LIKE THAT HAPPENS QUESTION MARK >> I WOULD POINT YOU TO THE WORDS OF THE CDC DIRECTOR WHO SAID CHILDREN ARE NOT AFFECTED BY THIS AND ARE TYPICALLY NOT SPREADERS BUT I WOULD ALSO POINT TO THE CONCEPT OF STAYING CLOSE, WE HAVE TO LOOK AT THE HOLISTIC HEALTH OF THE CHILD AND WHEN YOU HAVE 1/5 OF ALL CHILD ABUSE CASES, BEING REPORTED BY TEACHERS AND EDUCATIONAL STAFF WE CANNOT STAY CLOSED, WHEN YOU HAVE DC FAMILY CHILD, AGENCIES TALKING ABOUT A 62% DECREASE IN ABUSE CASES REPORTED, YOU CANNOT STAY CLOSED, EVEN THE AAP TALKED ABOUT MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY IF SCHOOLS STAY SHUT DOWN AND 70 TO 80% OF MENTAL CHILDREN WITH MENTAL HEALTH DIAGNOSIS SEES THE CONSEQUENCES ARE GREAT, THERE IS A WAY FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS TO GO BACK TO WORK, IN THE MEATPACKING FACILITIES, JUST LIKE IN THE MEDIA THE ESSENTIAL WORKERS, WHO ARE TEACHERS ARE AS WELL >> THANK YOU >> THE ADMINISTRATION SAID THE GOAL, SUPPORTS THE LAW BACK INTO NEGOTIATION, IS THAT STILL THE GOAL? [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> I HAVE NO INFORMATION TO UPDATE YOU ON THE IRAN RELATIONSHIP, I SAY THE SAME TODAY AS IT HAS BEEN >> I'VE GOT PUSHING PRESIDENT TRUMP CHIEF OF STAFF MICK MULVANEY WHO STILL HAS A ROLE IN THIS HE SAID IN AN OP-ED, WE STILL HAVE A TESTING PROBLEM IN THIS COUNTRY AND YOU STILL HAVE TO WAIT 5 TO 7 DAYS FOR RESULTS, HAS HE GIVEN THE FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF WITTICISM, DO WE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH TESTING, OR IS THE REACTION TO IT QUESTION MARK >> WE LEAD THE WORLD IN TESTING WE'VE DONE MORE THAN 40 MILLION TESTS THAT'S AN EXTRAORDINARY NUMBER, THE LAW GIVE US AN UPDATE YESTERDAY ON FRIDAY WE DID OVER 800,000 TESTS WE TRIPLED, QUADRUPLED THE NUMBER OF TESTS AT THIS EXACT PLACE, WE HAVE AND WE ALSO HAVE 12,000 RETAIL TEST SITES, THAT ARE THERE AND RESURGING TESTING IN BASICALLY EVERY SPECIFIC COUNTY THAT IS A PROBLEM

DR BURKS WAS JUST WALKING ME THROUGH TESTING WHICH WILL BE A WAY TO PROCESS TESTS AT AN EVEN FASTER RATE, SO LEADING THE WORLD IN TESTING I WOULD SAY WE ARE DOING A PRETTY GOOD JOB >> THERE WAS A REACTION TO THE — >> THAT IS A GOOD QUESTION I HAVEN'T TALKED TO HIM, BUT NOT SPECIFICALLY ON THAT THE LAST WEEK, HIS TWEET MADE IT CLEAR THAT THESE TEAMS NAMED THEIR TEAMS OUT OF STRENGTH NOT WEAKNESS HE TALKED ABOUT THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS AND CLEVELAND INDIANS, LOOKING AT CHANGING THEIR NAMES, AND HE SAYS THAT HE BELIEVES THAT THE NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY WAS VERY ANGRY AT THIS AND HE DOES HAVE POLLING TO BACK HIM UP THERE IS A WASHINGTON POST FROM A FEW YEARS AGO THAN 90% OF NATIVE AMERICAN SAID THEY ARE NOT OFFENDED BY THE NAME, IT IS REFLECTIVE OF THE 2004 POLE, AND THE WASHINGTON POST NOTES THAT MANY OF THESE NATIVE AMERICANS VOICED ADMIRATION FOR THE TEAM NAME LIKE BARBARA BRUCE WHO SAID I'M PROUD OF BEING NATIVE AMERICAN AND OF THE REDSKINS I'M NOT ASHAMED OF THAT AT ALL, I LIKE THAT NAME DID GABRIEL ANOTHER 39-YEAR-OLD FROM THE NAVAJO COMMUNITY I REALLY DON'T MIND IT, I LIKE IT

>> THERE WERE SEVERAL OTHER COMMENTS, FROM THE WASHINGTON POST >> I HAVE A QUESTION MYSELF [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> SO I HAVE NO UPDATE ON JOHN CONNORS THAT IS NOT THE CASE THAT ONLY THOSE WHO ARE POLITICALLY CONNECTED GET A PARDON, THIS PRESIDENT IS A PRESIDENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM, THIS PRESIDENT HAS FOUGHT FOR THOSE WHO ARE GIVEN A DULY HARSH SENTENCES MORE THAN ANY DEMOCRAT WHO LIKES TO TALK ABOUT IT BUT NEVER ACTUALLY DID IT, WHEN YOU COMPARE THE PARDONING RECORD OF THIS PRESIDENT, WITH A PAST PRESIDENT IT IS LIKE STRIKING THIS PRESIDENT HAS GIVEN 36 PARDONS AND COMMUTATIONS PRESIDENT OBAMA LOOKED AT 1097 AND AT SOME OF THOSE PARDONS, HE TALKS ABOUT POLITICALLY CONNECTED PARDONS, IT CAN GET MORE POLITICALLY CONNECTED THAN PARDONING YOUR BROTHER ROGER CLINTON AS PRESIDENT CLINTON DID, SUSAN McDOUGALL WHAT OF YOURS ASSOCIATES, HARDENED HER ROLE IN WHITE WATER, THERE WERE $450,000 TO THE LIBRARY AT LEAST HIS WIFE HAD DONATED 1 MILLION DEMOCRAT CAMPAIGNS AND THEN HE GETS A PARDON, FROM PRESIDENT CLINTON NOTABLY A LOT OF THE PARDONS WERE WHEN HE WAS GOING OUT THE DOOR, SO THIS PRESIDENT IS USING IT SPARINGLY AND FOCUSING ON CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM HELPING THOSE TO RECTIFY RACIAL DISPARITIES IN THE SENTENCING, CLINTON AND OBAMA APPEARED TO DO A WHOLE LOT OF PARDONING IN SOME CASES POLITICALLY MOTIVATED IT SEEMS DIDN'T DO A WHOLE LOT TO HELP THE INNOCENT [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ]PEOPLE WHO SERVE THEIR TIME, GIVEN UNDULY HARSH SENTENCES

>> >> [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] I HAVE NO UPDATE TODAY ON THE CURRENT STATUS OTHER THAN THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN A STRONG SUPPORTER OF ISRAEL >> THANK YOU KAYLEE, COMING UP ON THE THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE PRESIDENT TWEETING HE BANS TRANSGENDER PEOPLE FROM THE MILITARY WHICH IS A POLICY CURRENTLY IN PLACE, A GROUP OF 160 LAWMAKERS ASKED FOR THE POLICY TO BE LIFTED, IS THE PRESIDENT GOING TO LIFT THE POLICY QUESTION MARK ? I HAVEN'T TALKED TO HIM, BUT THIS PRESIDENT IS PROUD IN 2019 WE LAUNCHED A GLOBAL INITIATIVE TO AND THE CRIMINALIZATION ON HOMOSEXUALITY THROUGHOUT THE WORLD HE HAS A GREAT RECORD WHEN IT COMES TO THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION EASED THE BAN ON BLOOD DONATIONS, FROM AND BISEXUAL MEN, HE PLANS TO END THE AIDS EPIDEMIC BY 2030 >> THE BAN ON THE TRANSGENDER MILITARY IS STILL IN PLACE, DON'T YOU THINK THAT THIS IS AN ESTIMATED 14,000 PEOPLE IN THE MILITARY WHO IDENTIFY AS TRANSGENDER WE HAVE UPWARDS OF 70% OF AMERICANS WHO ARE IN THE TRANSGENDER SERVICE THAT WE HAVE MAJOR MEDICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL GROUPS THING THERE IS NO PROBLEM WITH TRANSGENDER PEOPLE IN THE MILITARY, SO WHERE IS THE POLICY GOING TO BE PUT INTO PLACE QUESTION MARK >> YOU CITED THE SUPREME COURT RULING I WOULD REFER YOU BACK TO JUSTICE CAVANAUGH WHO SAID WE ARE JUDGES WE ARE NOT MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, ONE THROUGH THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS, THE THEORY IS BROUGHT ABOUT BY JUDICIAL DICTATES, WE WILL STAND ON THE SIDE OF CRACKED STATUTORY INTERPRETATIONS >>> CAN YOU REALLY SAY THIS IS RIGHT, AND TEXAS ACCOUNTS FOR THE RISE IN NUMBER OF CASES, BECAUSE THE PERCENTAGE OF THOSE TESTING POSITIVE HAS RISEN SHARPLY

>> SO I WOULD SAY TO THIS AS WE HAVE ALWAYS SAID, THERE WILL BE EMBERS AND FIRES, SO WE READILY ACKNOWLEDGE THE FIRES AROUND THE COUNTRY BUT WE ALSO NOTE ITS LOGIC, BASIC COMMON SENSE AND YOUR TESTING ANYMORE THAN ANY COUNTRY IN THE UNITED STATES, WE TESTED 40 MILLION WE WILL IDENTIFY MORE CASES BUT WHEN YOU SEE THE FACT THAT MORTALITY HAS COME DOWN, PER THOUSAND POPULATION IN A WAY THAT IT WAS NOT MONTHS AGO IN NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY IT WAS A VERY ADEPT THERAPEUTIC WAY OF FINDING PEOPLE IN COMMUNITIES RATHER THAN IN HOSPITALS, CATCHING THINGS EARLY AND MOVING FORWARD IN A WAY THAT WE KNOW HOW TO AGGRESSIVELY ATTACK THIS VIRUS >> WHAT IS THE RATIONALE NOW, FOR KEEPING PEOPLE FROM THE UK? FROM THE UNITED STATES WHEN THEY HAVE A FRACTION OF THE NUMBER OF CASES THAT WE DO IN THE US QUESTION ? THE ARGUMENT IS WE WILL ALWAYS PUT AMERICA FIRST >> IF YOU WILL EXPAND ON THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS TIME LAST MONTH, AND NOW WHEN IT COMES TO THE DISCUSSION ABOUT LAW ENFORCEMENT LAST MONTH THE PRESIDENT HAD A ROUNDTABLE AND AT THE ROUNDTABLE HE SAID THAT HE WAS NOT SUPPORTING DEFUNDING THE POLICE, AND YET ONE MONTH LATER HE IS DOING SO, DEFENDING THE POLICE, HOW DID THE WHITE HOUSE FEEL IS IT STRANGE TO DEBATE DEFUNDING THE POLICE, THERE ARE REASONABLE DISCUSSIONS CAN BE HAD, BY TRYING TO DO THAT

>> A VERY GOOD QUESTION, WE KNOW THAT IN LOS ANGELES WHEN THEY ANNOUNCED THEY WOULD BE DEFUNDING THEIR POLICE DEPARTMENT BY 150 MILLION THEY BASICALLY IMMEDIATELY AFTER SAW 250% INCREASE IN HOMICIDES WHEN YOU HAVE PEOPLE OUT THERE LIKE REPRESENTATIVES SAYING WE HAVE TO COMPLETELY DISMANTLE THE POLICE AND POLICE ARE OUR CANCER, THIS IS NOT HOW WE SHOULD BE TALKING ABOUT OUR HEROES YOU HAVE MOST EGREGIOUS OF ALL, CONGRESSWOMAN ALEXANDRIA, SAYING DEFUND THE POLICE MEANS DEFUND THE POLICE, SHE CRITICIZED THE COURT'S ANNOUNCEMENT OF $15 BILLION BEING TAKEN DOWN FROM NYPD, AND THIS WEEKEND YOU KNOW I'M FACED WITH 20 SHOOTINGS IN NEW YORK, 600% INCREASE FROM THIS TIME LAST YEAR, YOU HAVE REPRESENTATIVES CORTEZ SAYING THIS IS JUST BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO GET FOOD FOR THEIR FAMILIES THAT IS PREPOSTEROUS, THE REALITY IS 53% OF AMERICANS IN THIS COUNTRY FEAR THE CRITICISM OF OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL LEAD TO NO PUBLIC SAFETY IN OUR STREETS, 69% OF BLACK AMERICANS THIS IS A REAL DEAL WHEN YOU CALL OUR POLICE CANCER, WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT DISMANTLING THEM THAN THIS WEEKEND IN NEW YORK YOU SEE A ONE-YEAR-OLD KILLED IN A STROLLER, HIS NAME WAS DEVILLE GARDNER JUNIOR, AND THE ONE- YEAR-OLD WILL BE IN OUR PRAYERS, USE THE OFFICERS, GARVER AND SHAW SAYS CHAVEZ, TALKING ABOUT DEFUNDING THE POLICE, THE TWO OFFICERS AMBUSH THIS WEEKEND ONE OF THEM OFFICER CHAVEZ LETTER WROTE A TRIPPY ONLINE, SHE WROTE WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE THE PAIN I AM AND I AM GLAD MY DAD IS AT PEACE YOU ARE AN AMAZING MAN AND ANYONE WHO EVER CAME ACROSS YOU KNEW THAT, I'M GOING TO MISS YOU SO MUCH YOU DIE DOING WHAT YOU LOVE MOST, YOU DIED A HERO AND THOSE TOUCHING WORDS BY SAVANNA CHAVEZ AND OUTRAGEOUS COMMENTS ONLINE WHAT THAT WERE ATROCIOUS MUCH LESS SAVANNA SAID, WE WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU SAVANNA

>> WHAT IS THE ADMINISTRATION GOING TO DO ABOUT THE ISSUE? >> >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE PROTECTED IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD >> WIDE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM

EASTERN >>> WELCOME BACK THIS WEEK WILL MARK 63rd SINCE THE DEATH OF ERIC GARNER AFTER AN ENCOUNTER WITH THE NYPD, LIKE GEORGE FLOYD GARNERS DEATH SPARKED OUTRAGE AND PROTEST >> UNLIKE FLOYD, NO ONE EVER FACED CHARGES INCLUDING DANIEL PENTA LEO THE OFFICER WHO THE NYPD SAID IT USED AN ILLEGAL CHOKEHOLD ON GARNER, NOW WHAT MAY HAVE HAPPENED IF HE HAD BEEN FORCED TO STAND TRIAL 20 NOW, ERIC GARNER'S WINDOW WIDOW GOOD MORNING TO BOTH OF YOU, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME

NOW, WE THOUGHT WE SHOULD POINT OUT THAT THE FILM IT IS NOT A DOCUMENTARY IT IS AN UNSCRIPTED COURTROOM DRAMA, REAL-LIFE PROSECUTORS AND DEFENSE ATTORNEYS CONDUCTING THIS MOCK TRIAL USING ACTUAL EVIDENCE FROM THE CASE, THE ONLY ACTOR IN THE FILM IS THE GUY WHO PLAYED DANIEL PENTA LEO, YOU PICKED THE WITNESS STAND, HOW HARD WAS THAT FOR YOU? >> IT WAS VERY HARD, KNOWING THAT YOU KNOW IT'S NOT REAL TO YOU GUYS, BUT IT WAS MY LIFE IN ACTUALITY WHAT I WENT THROUGH, YOU KNOW FINDING OUT FIRST OF ALL, ON NATIONAL TELEVISION THAT MY HUSBAND HAD BEEN KILLED AND THAT IT WAS FILMED, AND IT WAS JUST HORRIBLE, I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT WORDS TO SAY, BUT MY HEART SANK >> AND THE ANGER THIS DIRECTOR SAID HE TALKED TO PENTA LEO'S ATTORNEY, TO HELP REPRESENT HIS SIDE, IN THE FILM, DID HEARING THAT IN THE FILM, GIVE YOU ANY SENSE OF CLOSURE? >> NOTHING WOULD MAKE ME HAVE ANY CLOSURE, BUT IT DID HELP IN THE HEALING PROCESS, TO WHERE I WAS ABLE TO TALK ABOUT HIM AND REMEMBER HIM, IN A GOOD LIGHT, AND OUR MEMORIES OF BEING 26 YEARS, KIND OF GAVE ME LIKE A HEALING PROCESS NOT SO MUCH CLOSURE >> EMERALD, WHY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR YOU, FOR PEOPLE TO SEE THIS FILM ABOUT YOUR FATHER STORY? >> FOR ME IT IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE WE DIDN'T GET JUSTICE

MY FAMILY WILL NEVER HAVE CLOSURE THEY WILL NEVER GET JUSTICE, TO HAVE A LITTLE PIECE OF LEGISLATION, BACK THERE AND ERIC TURNER AND HAVE OFFICERS THAT IS A LITTLE COIN TOWARDS JUSTICE >> YOU KNOW, WE HAVE SEEN A NUMBER OF POLICE DEPARTMENTS TO BANJO COLDS, YOU MADE AS YOU POINTED OUT TO MAKE THIS AT A FEDERAL LEVEL WHAT OTHER THINGS DO YOU THINK THAT POLICE DEPARTMENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY NEED TO BE DOING TO CREATE REAL AND LASTING CHANGE BUT I MEAN THE FIRST THING IS IT IS BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE, IN A PERFECT WORLD IT WOULD JUST END, BUT YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TO DO TRAINING, WE HAVE TO LEAVE OFFICERS, YOU CAN'T HAVE AN OFFICER IN UPSTATE NEW YORK COME DOWN TO BROOKLYN AND SAID HE FEARS FOR HIS LIFE, OF COURSE ARE GOING TO FEAR FOR YOUR LIFE BECAUSE EVERY MOVIE IN NEW YORK HAS BROOKLYN AS THE SLUMS, AND YOU KNOW THE BOTTOM OF THE BARREL, SO WE NEED TO HAVE MORE POLICE OFFICERS THAT LOOK LIKE US, WE NEED POLICE OFFICERS IN OUR COMMUNITY TO HELP OUR COMMUNITY AND NOT JUST COME AND SAY I AM THE BOSS, I AM THE BOSS IT IS LIKE YOU KNOW, THE NYPD IS DIFFERENT BUT THEY NEED TO DISMANTLE THE GANG AND BE RETRAINED, POLICE REFORM NEEDS TO HAPPEN

>> WE SHOULD POINT OUT THAT WE REACHED OUT TO THE NYPD FOR A COMMENT ON THE FILM AND THEY TOLD US THEY DON'T COMMENT ON PENDING LITIGATIONS BUT, THANK YOU, THANK YOU >> THERE IS NO PENDING LITIGATION, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> THANK YOU, BY THE WAY FOR INFORMATION ON HOW TO WATCH IT YOU CAN GO TO 3rd HOUR TODAY

>> ON JUNE 5th, ERIC LUCAS LED A BLACK LIVES MATTER IN WISCONSIN IT TOOK A TURN, AND A WHITE WOMAN LOST IT >> THE HOPE THAT MY PEOPLE, A YOUNG BLACK MAN LIVING IN A WHITE AMERICA CAN ONE DAY BE EQUAL ERIC GREW UP IN AN ABUSIVE HOME AND EVENTUALLY ENDED UP IN FOSTER CARE >> AT A YOUNG AGE I HAD SEEN A LOT, I HAD TO ADAPT TO A LOT AND LEARN FROM A LOT I HAD TO GROW UP AND BE MORE MATURE AT A YOUNGER AGE, SO I COULD ADAPT AND CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD

>> AT AGE 13 HE WAS PLACED WITH A FAMILY WHO LATER BECAME HIS GUARDIANS MOVING HIM TO THE SUBURBS OF SHOREWOOD, WISCONSIN >> EVERYTHING CHANGE, MY WORLD FLIPPED UPSIDE DOWN, I'M COMING FROM POVERTY AND THEM COMING FROM THE POOR PARTS OF MILWAUKEE, I'M IN A PREDOMINANTLY WHITE NEIGHBORHOOD WITH FOLKS THAT I FEEL I DON'T UNDERSTAND ME >> IMMEDIATELY ERIC SAID HE FELT OUT OF PLACE AT HIS NEW SCHOOL >> I WENT TO INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL A WHITE KID TOLD ME TO GET ON THE BUS AND WRITE IT BACK TO WHERE I AM FROM

>> BUT SOON, HE WOULD FIND HIS FOOTING WITH A GROUP OF FRIENDS WHO SHARED HIS VIEWS >> SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS TODAY, THEY INTRODUCE ME TO AN ORGANIZATION CALLED URBAN UNDERGROUND, IT TAUGHT ME A LOT ABOUT HOW TO FIGHT SYSTEMIC OPPRESSION >> THROUGH THAT EDUCATION ERIC FELT COMPELLED TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST INTERRACIAL INJUSTICE AND HIMSELF AND HIS COMMUNITY >> I FELT LIKE I AM TIRED OF SEEING OTHER FOLKS THAT LOOK LIKE ME, AND TIRED OF HEARING ABOUT IT TIRED OF TALKING ABOUT IT I AM TIRED OF SEEING IT ON THE NEWS, TIRED OF GROWING UP AND WATCHING IT HAPPEN ALL MY LIFE AND JUST SITTING HERE NOT DOING ANYTHING

I'M TIRED OF BEING SCARED AND FEELING LIKE I HAVE TO BE THE VOICE FOR MY PEOPLE >> AS ERIC LOST IT OVER THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD, HE KNEW HE NEEDED TO STAND UP >> I THOUGHT WHAT CAN I DO TO CREATE A SYMBOL NOT A SYMBOL OF PEACE NOT A SYMBOL OF EQUALITY, BUT A SYMBOL OF TIREDNESS, AND A SYMBOL OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION A SYMBOL OF FIGHTING BACK

AND I CAME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT IT IS THE MARCH >> AND MARGE HE DID, ON JUNE 6th ERIC ORGANIZED A PEACEFUL BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTEST IN SHOREWOOD >> MY PARENTS WERE THERE AS WELL I FELT EMPOWERED, IT WAS EXHILARATING IN A CROWD SEEING THE PEOPLE CONTROL THE CROWD AND JUST STANDING UP TO THE PLATE AND LEADING WITH THE HOPE THAT I LOVE AND THEY WOULD LOVE ME BACK >> IT WAS OVERSHADOWED BY THIS INSTIGATOR WHO WENT VIRAL

STEPHANIE RAPKIN WAS ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH DISORDERLY CONTACT WITH A HATE CRIME, SHE HAS PLED NOT GUILTY >> I GOT A SMALL PIECE OF MY POINT ACROSS, I FEEL MORE OFTEN THAN NOT THE WOMAN IS LOST, AND SEEING THE FOCUS ON, THEY DON'T REALLY FOCUS ON THE GREAT WORK THAT WE ARE PUTTING FORTH >> DESPITE THE SETBACK ERIC IS GOING TO CONTINUE ON HIS PAST >> I THINK RIGHT NOW, ALSO I AM EMPOWERED BY MY PEOPLE COMING HERE TO SHOW OFF THE SUPPORT OF ME AND DUDES THAT LOOK LIKE US, AND PEOPLE NOT OF MY COLOR TO SUPPORT HER AND SHOW THIS THAT AS WELL SO, IT'S REVOLUTIONARY, ANGRY, MOTIVATED

>> THE YOUNG MAN IS USING HIS VOICE STARTED AT 15 SEE ALL THESE PROTESTS, I WAS TALKING TO OUR WERE WORKING, EWHO ARE SOME OF THE YOUNG PEOPLE OUT ON THE FRONT LINES? BLACK AND WHITE CAN YOU IMAGINE SOMEONE SPITTING IN YOUR KIDS FACE AND THEN HANDLING IT GRACEFULLY? IT PROVES THAT EVERY PERSON OUT THERE HAS A STORY >> WE REACHED OUT TO STEPHANIE'S ATTORNEY AND HE SAID THAT SHE DEEPLY REGRETS HER ACTIONS AND WOULD LIKE TO APOLOGIZE TO ERIC IN PERSON AS OF TODAY IT HAS NOT HAPPENED

>>> WHEN HER BEST GOES ON SHE IS COMFORTABLE AND PROFESSIONAL WHEN AT HOME, IT IS A DIFFERENT STORY >>> FOR 19 OLD COREY, HIS LABRADOR TAKES IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL >> SHE PICKS UP ON A THREAT >> THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA NATIVE TYPE ONE DIABETIC HAS BLOOD SUGARS CONSTANTLY NEEDING TO BE MONITOR

HER NOSE LET HIM KNOW IF HIS LEVELS ARE TOO LOW WHEN HE WAS SEVEN YEARS OLD HE FELT SICK AND FOUND OUT HE WAS DIABETIC >> YOU GET A PHONE CALL AND THE PERSON SAYS BLOOD SUGAR IS 270 AND HE NEEDS TO GO RIGHT NOW >> THE ANDOCTOR SAID IT WAS LIF OR DEATH AND HE WAS FLOWN TO SAN FRANCISCO FOR TREATMENT >> IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE HOSPITAL, IT WAS INJECTIONS AND POKING MY FINGER 12 TIMES A DAY TO CHECK MY BLOOD SUGAR

AND CONSTANTLY MONITORING >> CLHIS FAMILY WENT ABOUT DOCS FOR DIABETICS, AN ORGANIZATION THAT WILL DETECT BLOOD SUGAR HIGHS OR LOWS BEFORE BECAUSE LIFE-THREATENING HE WAS ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM AND VILEARNED TO WORK WITH THE SERVICE DOG HE SAID THE TRAINING WAS DIFFICULT, BUT WORTH IT >> IDOG SAVE YOUR LIFE

>> WHEN HE WAS 14 YEARS OLD HE WAS MATCHED WITH WHITNEY HE CAN ALERT HIM TO AN ISSUE AT ANY Y TIME >> SHE IS ALERTING RIGHT NOW IT STARTS WITH A LICK TO GET ATTENTION AND TASHE IS TRAINED

>> MY BLOOD SUGAR HAS BEEN AT A STEADY DECLINE SINCE AN HOUR AGO >> SHE GET YUMMY TREATS FOR A JOB WELL DONE AND HE WILL DRINK JUICE TO STABILIZE HIS SUGAR LEVELS >> WE ARE BEGINNING TO REALIZE THE CAPABILITIES OF DOGS >> HE WAS INTERVIEWED FOR A BOOK

>> THESE DOCS ARE BEAUTIFUL AND CAN HELP PEOPLE WHOSE LIVES DEPEND ON THEM THEY WANT TO KEEP THEM HEALTHY >> THEY ARE NOT JUST FOR THAT AND EXPECT DOGS CAN DETECT CANCER, PARKINSON'S DISEASE ANDS EVEN SOME SUPER BUGS DOGS GIVE INDEPENDENCE INCLUDING GOING TO COLLEGE

>> I WAS FLOWN OUT WHEN I WAS DIAGNOSED RIGHT NOW, MY CAREER GOAL IS TO BE A FLIGHT NURSE ON THE HELICOPTER >> THESE LIFE-SAVING PARTNERSHIPS ARE GIVING NEW MEANING TO BEST FRIENDS >> MEDICAL DOCS ARE HEROES I AM EXCITED TO SEE HOW THEY WILL CONTINUE TO WORK WHILE HAVING A GOOD TIME THEMSELVES

>> WE ARE BOTH DOG PEOPLE IT IS FASCINATING TO SEE WHAT YOU CAN TRAIN DOGS TO DO AND HAVE A CHANGE LIVES ALL ACROSS THE BOARD >> USING THEIR OWN NATURAL DI SENSE >> TO LANDMARK MEDICAL ALERT DOG INFORMATION, DR DOGS BOOK IS OUT RIGHT NOW

>>> IT IS SAID THERE IS NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME THE TIME HAS COME TO FULLY REALIZE THE DREAM OF WHICH THIS GREAT COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

>> WE HAVE SOME BREAKING NEWS >> WE ACTUALLY JUST SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD STARTING WEEKDAYS AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> WHAT IS PEACOCK? IT IS STREAMING, LAUNCHING, PREMIERING, TV, MOVIES, ORIGINALS, ORIGINAL CHARACTERS, SPORTS, BREAKING NEWS, >> WAIT, THERE'S MORE

>>MORE? >> YES, MORE IT IS QUIZ STUFF, IN STUFF, TOUGH STUFF, LOVE STUFF, TRENDING, MINDBENDING, LATE- NIGHT, EARLY-MORNING >> GOOD MORNING >> DID YOU SEE THIS? DO YOU REMEMBER THAT? DID YOU WATCH EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE? IT IS FOR YOU IT IS FREE

>> FREE >> FREE >> WHO IS WITH ME? >> THAT IS PEACOCK THAT IS WHO THAT IS WHAT

THAT IS WHY >> MIC DROP >> YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH >>> WE LIKE TO THINK WE LIVE IN A POST-RACIAL AMERICA WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT

>> I WATCH THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA TRYING TO RAISE HER SON AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME AND SAYING, WHY DON'T I HAVE PONYTAILS LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? >> IT IS OKAY TO KNOW YOU ARE DIFFERENT, YOU CANNOT FEEL LESS THAN, THAT IS MY THING >> I AM FEELING CHERISHED WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> ACROSS THE STATE OF TEXAS A CALL FOR HELP KEEPS COMING

>> I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING THIS BEFORE >> HERE IS THE BIGGEST PART OF THE DISEASE >>> PARAMEDICS IN FORT WORTH ARE STRETCHED TO THE LIMITS >> EVERYTHING WE COME INTO CONTACT WITH, THEIR COVID-19 POSITIVE >> I THINK THAT SOUNDS EXHAUSTING

>> IS THE DAYS ARE LONGER AND THE WEEKS OR LONGER >> TEXAS RECORDED 105 COVID-19 DEATHS ON THURSDAY THE STATE DEADLIEST DAY SO FAR MORE THAN 9600 PEOPLE ARE HOSPITALIZED WITH THE VIRUS STATEWIDE

>> THE CORONAVIRUS IS SPREADING SO RAPIDLY ACROSS THE STATE OF TEXAS THAT GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT WARNED NEXT WEEK'S NUMBERS WILL BE WORSE ORDERING THE SUSPENSIONS OF ELECTIVE SURGERIES AND DOZENS OF COUNTIES AND REMINDING TEXANS TO FOLLOW THE STATE WHAT TASK ORDER OR RISK ANOTHER SADDAM >> ON THE WAY THAT WE CAN PREVENT TEXAS FROM SHUTTING DOWN IS TO ADOPT THE PRACTICE OF WEARING A FACE MASK >> THE SURGE IN CASES COULD DELAY THE REOPENING OF SCHOOLS IN AUGUST AT LEAST ONE MONTH >> THAT WAS THE BACKUP PLAN THAT I HAD, BUT THE BACKUP PLAN IS BECOMING MORE OF A REALITY

>> FOR THOSE ON THE FRONT LINES FIGHTING A VIRUS CAUSING A PERSONAL COST PARAMEDIC JASON REED SPENT HIS OWN MONEY TO STAY AT A HOTEL SO HE WILL NOT AFFECT HIS TEENAGE SON >> EVEN WHEN HOME, MY BROTHERS NIGHT WERE CLOSE SENT THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON, I MAKE SURE THAT WE STAY A DECENT AMOUNT OF DISTANCE FROM EACH OTHER BECAUSE I AM AFRAID THAT I COULD POTENTIALLY GIVE IT TO HIM >> HE HAS TO BE PROUD OF WHAT YOU ARE DOING

>> I LIKE TO THINK SO>> I IMAGINE WHEN YOU GO ON CALLS, PEOPLE MUST BE INCREDIBLY AFRAID >> THEY ARE FEAR IS ONE OF THE LARGEST THINGS I FIND IN MY PATIENTS HAVE TO SIT THEM DOWN AND EXPLAIN WHAT TO EXPECT AND WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THEIR BODY THEY ARE SCARED

THEY REALLY ARE SOMETIMES THE ONLY THING THEY WANT TO DO IS GOING TALKED TO SOMEBODY ABOUT IT AND HAVE SOMEBODY TELL THEM THAT THEY ARE OKAY NOW THESE ARE WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR THEY WANT KNOWLEDGE AND INFORMATION

>> THEY DON'T WANT TO BE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL BECAUSE THAT IS WHERE THE SICK PEOPLE ARE >> PATIENTS ARE SCARED TO GO INTO THE HOSPITAL THEY ARE SCARED THAT WAS WHERE COVID-19 IS AND THAT IS WHERE THEY WILL CATCH IT IF THEY DO NOT ALREADY HAVE IT >> AS THE SUMMER GOES ON, DO YOU WORRY ABOUT THE FATIGUE OF IT WEARING DOWN? THERE IS NO SIGN OF STOPPING SOON >> I DO WORRY ABOUT IT

I WORRY ABOUT FATIGUE WITH EVERYONE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER WE ARE TRAINED THAT NO MATTER WHAT, WE WILL SEE IT TO THE END WE ARE HERE NO MATTER WHAT UNTIL IT IS OVER WITH >> YOU JOIN ME NOW FROM FORT WORTH, TEXAS

WE JUST HEARD FROM A PARAMEDIC WHO SAID HE IS STAYING AT A HOTEL TO PROTECT HIS FAMILY AND SON THESE PEOPLE ARE UPENDING THEIR LIVES TO HELP PEOPLE I'VE SPENT TIME WITH FIRST RESPONDERS WHAT ARE THEIR BIGGEST CONCERNS?>> YOU HEARD SOME OF IT PART OF IT IS PROTECTING PEOPLE CLOSEST TO THEM

ONE PARAMEDIC TALKING ABOUT PROTECTING HIS SON OTHERS THAT I INTERVIEWED SAID TWO OF HER SISTERS HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH CORONAVIRUS EVEN IN HER OWN FAMILY BEFORE THEY GOT SICK, THERE WERE DOUBTS ABOUT WHETHER IT WAS A SERIOUS AS IT WAS BEING MADE OUT TO BE THE PARAMEDICS ON THE FRONT LINE EVERY DAY THEY KNOW HOW SERIOUS IT IS

THEY ARE TRYING TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE IN THEIR ORBIT TAKE IT SERIOUSLY I THINK THE OTHER INTERESTING PART IS THEY KNOW WHEN THEY GO OUT ON A CALL, MOST OF THE TIME THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DEALING WITH HE WILL GET CALLS THEIR COVID- 19 CALLS SOMEBODY WHO THINKS THEY ARE POSITIVE AND THAT IS WHY THEY DIALED 911 EVEN IF RESPONDING TO A CAR ACCIDENT OR GUNSHOT OR A CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT, WHEN THEY SHOW UP, THEY HAVE TO TREAT PEOPLE AS THOUGH THEY ARE COVID-19 POSITIVE

IMAGINE OPERATING AT THAT LEVEL OF STRESS AND FEAR ALL DAY LONG EVERY DAY FOR MONTHS AND GETTING WORSE AS TEXAS GETS FURTHER INTO THE SURGE >> I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT GOVERNOR ABBOTT'S WARNING ABOUT A POSSIBLE SHUT DOWN AND PEOPLE DO NOT FOLLOWING GUIDELINES ANY WORD ON THE RESTRICTIONS?>> NO NEW RESTRICTIONS YET THE GOVERNOR HAS BEEN CHANGING OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS

IT IS INTERESTING TO WATCH HE HAS LOTS OF INTERVIEWS WITH LOCAL TELEVISION STATIONS IN THE LAST COUPLE DAYS AS THE SPIKE HAS GOTTEN WORSE, HE HAS BEEN TALKING MORE AND MORE, ALMOST THREATENING THE IDEA THAT A STATEWIDE LOCKDOWN, LIKE WE EXPERIENCE IN APRIL, COULD COME BACK IF THE NUMBERS DO NOT GET UNDER CONTROL HE SAID NEXT WEEK'S NUMBERS WILL BE WORSE AND THERE IS A STATEWIDE TASK ORDER IN PLACE

IS BANGING THE DRUM TRYING TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE FOLLOW THE MASK ORDER MASKS ARE THE ONLY PROTECTION THE STATE HAS AGAINST THE ECONOMIC BLOW MUCH LESS THE PROTECTION IT PROVIDES AGAINST PHYSICAL ILLNESS FROM EVERYONE ACROSS THE STATE >> GREAT REPORTING THANK YOU

>>> HE PULLED OUT A BOTTLE, A SMALL WATER BOTTLE THE BOTTLE WAS FILLED WITH FLUID MY MIND STARTED TO RACE AND I WAS TRYING TO PUT THE PIECES TOGETHER AT THAT POINT I KNEW I WAS NOT SAFE >> SHE GREW UP IN A MILITARY FAMILY AND SERVED AS A NURSE AT FORT LEAVENWORTH IN KANSAS AND HER HUSBAND TROY, A FATHER OF THREE ALSO SERVED IN THE MILITARY

THE SERVICE GAVE HER A LIFE, BUT IT ALSO NEARLY KILLED HER THREE YEARS AGO IN AN ATTACK >> I WAS WORKING ON ISSUES THAT HE HAD AT FIRST IT WAS WHEN WE WERE TOGETHER WITHOUT PEOPLE AROUND AND HE WOULD YELL AT ME HE WOULD THREATEN AND TELL ME TO GO AWAY >> SHE WARNED HER COLLEAGUES FOR MONTHS THAT SHE WAS IN DANGER UNTIL THE DAY SHE WAS PROVEN RIGHT

>> IT WAS AFTER HOURS AND I NOTICED MY ATTACKER WAS STILL IN HIS OFFICE HE HAD DONE THIS BEFORE WHEN HE WOULD STAY LATE OFF-DUTY HOURS AT THAT POINT, I GRABBED A DR JUST IN CASE ANYTHING WOULD HAPPEN AT THAT POINT I WAS NOT THE GET HE WOULD ATTACK ME

IT WAS WHEN WILL HE ATTACK ME? I WENT BACK TO MY OFFICE AT THAT POINT I TOOK OFF MY INNER COMMUNICATION DEVICE TO THE HOSPITAL THAT DEVICE IN THE PAST WAS WHAT I USED TO IF I NEEDED HELP AND PUT IT DOWN AND TURNED IT OFF AND CLOSE DOWN MY COMPUTER JUST AS I WAS TEXTING MY HUSBAND AND LEAVING WORK I TURNED

INSTEAD OF CONTINUING, HE STOPPED IN MY DOORWAY HE PULLED OUT A BOTTLE, LIKE A SMALL WATER BOTTLE THE BOTTLE WAS FILLED WITH PALM FLUID MY MIND STARTED TO RACE I WAS TRYING TO PUT THE PIECES TOGETHER AT THAT POINT

I KNEW I WAS NOT SAFE HE STARTED TO SPLASH THE FLUID ON ME RIGHT AWAY I COULD SMELL THE GASOLINE I COULD NOT STOP HIM OR FATHOM WHAT WAS GOING ON I KNOW HE WAS GOING TO TRY TO KILL ME

HE HAS BLESSED ALL OF THE GASOLINE ON MY FACE AS I WAS SITTING THERE HE LIT TWO MATCHES I DID NOT SEE HIM THROW THE MATCHES, I JUST SAW THE FLAME >> [ APPLAUSE ] >>> IT IS GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE A NICE GROUP OF FAMILIAR FACES

THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH A VERY SPECIAL HOUSE AND VERY SPECIAL PLACE I AM GRATEFUL TO BE JOINED BY CITIZENS WHOSE LIVES HAVE BEEN SAVED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT, HEROES THAT IS WHAT THEY ARE THEY ARE HEROES THEY WERE UNFAIRLY TREATED OVER THE LAST LONG PERIOD OF TIME

OVER THE LAST 2 YEARS IT IS TERRIBLE WHAT IS HAPPENING WE ARE JOINED BY AMAZING OFFICERS SOUTH CAROLINA DEPUTY SHERIFF THIS IS WILLIAM

WILLIAM WHAT HAPPENED TO WILLIAM? OKAY >> [ INAUDIBLE QUESTION ] >> OH, OKAY THAT IS A GOOD EXCUSE [ LAUGHTER ]PALM BEACH COUNTY DEPUTY SHERIFF COREY REESE

HELLO COREY IN RECENT WEEKS OUR COUNTRY'S POLICE OFFICERS HAVE BEEN REALLY UNDER SIEGE I WANT TO THANK, FIRST OF ALL I WANT TO THANK VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE FOR ALL OF THE WORK HE HAS DONE ON THIS IN PARTICULAR ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM R FOR THE JOB HE HAS DONE IT HAS BEEN AMAZING

AND HAS BEEN 24 HOURS A DAY I COULD SAY 28 HOURS A DAY, RIGHT? IT NEVER ENDS YOU HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB, BOTH OF YOU WE APPRECIATE IT VERY MUCH OUR OFFICERS HAVE BEEN UNDER VICIOUS ASSAULT AND HUNDREDS OF POLICE HAVE BEEN INJURED AND SEVERAL MURDERS YOU HAVE BEEN READING ABOUT IT LIKE I HAVE BEEN SEEING IT

RECKLESS POLITICIANS HAVE DEFAMED OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT HEROES AS THE ENEMY WE CALL THEM THE ENEMY, THEY SAY THEY ARE THE ENEMY EVEN CALL THEM AN INVADING ARMY THESE RADICAL POLITICIANS WANT TO DEFUND AND ABOLISH THE POLICE FROM OUR NATION WHEN I FIRST HEARD OF IT I SAID WELL, THAT IS JUST SOMETHING THEY ARE SAYING

THEY ACTUALLY ARE TRYING TO DO IT IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT IS GOING ON IN MINNEAPOLIS IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT IS GOING ON IN MANY, MANY DEMOCRAT RUN AREAS BUT THEY WANT TO DEFUND AND ABOLISH FAR LEFT MAYORS ARE ESCALATING THE ANTI-COP CRUSADE AND VIOLENT CRIME IS SPIRALING IN THEIR CITIES

IT IS ALL FAR LEFT CITIES WOULD HAVE NO UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT HAS TO BE DONE THEY DO NOT HAVE A CLUE WE PUT ON A POWERFUL RULE AND LAW TO GET TEND YEARS IF YOU KNOCK DOWN A FEDERAL MONUMENT YOU GO TO JAIL FOR 10 YEARS IF IT IS ANYTHING ELSE WE WORK WITH THE STATE

IF YOU DO ANYTHING WITH THE FEDERAL MONEY IT, AND THERE ARE A LOT OF THEM UP THERE AND NOBODY HAS BEEN ATTACKED NOTHING HAS BEEN ATTACKED SINCE WE DID 10 YEARS IN JAIL MONUMENT OR STATUE IN ONE RECENT WEEK IN NEW YORK CITY, IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE SHOOTINGS WERE UP 358%

YET, THEY SPEND THAT TIME AND THEY WANT TO DO BLACK LIES MATTER SIGNS OUTSIDE OF TRUMP TOWER THEY WANT TO SPEND THEIR TIME DOING SOMETHING ELSE 358% INCREASE IN SHOOTINGS IN NEW YORK LAST MONTH OVER 300 PEOPLE WERE SHOT NYPD RETIREMENT HAS QUADRUPLED

AND THEY ARE GOING UP FURTHER IN IN NEW YORK CITY IT IS OUT OF CONTROL UNFORTUNATELY, MY PLACE I LOVE IT IT IS OUT OF CONTROL

IT WAS DOING SO WELL RUDY GIULIANI, WOULD YOU LIKE READY OR NOT HE DID A GREAT JOB THE GREATEST MAN IN THE HISTORY OF NEW YORK MURDERS IN ATLANTA ARE UP 133% COMPARED TO THE SAME PERIOD LAST YEAR AND ONE OF THE VICTIMS WAS A 8 YEAR OLD GIRL

WE HAVE HAD YOUNGER THAN THAT IN CHICAGO LAST WEEKEND AND THE LAST TWO WEEKS 105 AMERICANS WERE SHOT IN PHILADELPHIA MINNEAPOLIS, THE CITY VOTED TO DISBAND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND CUT IT WAY DOWN DISBAND IT ULTIMATELY THE RADICAL POLICIES ARE REACHING WERE ON INNOCENT AMERICANS

THAT IS WHAT YOU DO WHEN YOU PLAY WITH THE POLICE MY ADMINISTRATION IS PRO SAFETY, PRO-POLICE AND ANTICRIME I WILL SAY I JUST SAW A NEW NUMBER FROM CHICAGO THIS WEEKEND WAS A SCORCH THIS WEEKEND, I GUESS 20 PEOPLE KILLED AND MANY, MANY SHOOTINGS

MANY, MANY SHOOTINGS FAR WORSE THAN THE LAST WEEK THINGS ARE HAPPENING THAT NOBODY HAS EVER SEEN HAPPENING, HAPPEN IN CITIES THAT ARE LIBERALLY RUN I CALL THEM RADICAL YET THEY GO IN MARCH ON AREAS AND RIP EVERYTHING DOWN IN FRONT OF THEM

IF THAT IS WHAT YOU WANT FOR A COUNTRY, YOU PROBABLY HAVE TO VOTE FOR SLEEPY JOE BIDEN HE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING YOU WILL NOT HAVE IT WITH ME WE HAVE BEEN VERY STRONG ON LAW ENFORCEMENT WE WILL BE DOING THINGS THAT YOU WILL BE, I THINK, VERY IMPRESSED WITH

NUMBERS WILL BE COMING DOWN EVEN IF WE HAVE TO GO IN AND TAKE OVER CITIES WE CANNOT LET THAT HAPPEN WHEN YOU HAVE 20 PEOPLE KILLED AND 22 PEOPLE KILLED IN ONE WEEKEND IN CHICAGO AND YOU HAVE 88 SHOOTINGS, IT IS NOT EVEN CONCEIVABLE IT IS WORSE THAN AFGHANISTAN IT IS WORSE THAN ANY WAR ZONE WE ARE IN

BY A LOT IT MAKES THEM LIKE CALM PLACES IN COMPARISON WE WILL NOT LET IT GO ON WE ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO WAIT FOR THEM WE ASK FOR THEM TO CALL WE ASKED CHICAGO IF THEY WANT US TO HELP? AND THEY DO NOT WANT TO SAY ANYTHING

WE HAVE CALLED MANY OF THE CITIES WOULD YOU LIKE US TO GO AND HELP? WE HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB IN MIND WENT WAS OUT OF CONTROL THEY WENT IN AND I GUESS WE HAVE MANY PEOPLE RIGHT NOW IN JAIL WE VERY MUCH CALLED IT

WE WILL CALL IT AGAIN EASILY IT IS NOT HARD TO DO WE KNOW WHAT WE ARE DOING I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY FOR BEING HERE I WOULD ASK VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE TO SAY A COUPLE OF WORDS

I WOULD LIKE ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR TO SAY ANYTHING WE WILL GO AROUND THE ROOM >> THANK YOU MR PRESIDENT IT IS A REAL PRIVILEGE TO BE HERE

WITH THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS GATHERED HERE AND FAMILIES WHOSE LIVES HAVE BEEN IMPACTED SO PROFAMILY BY COURAGEOUS EFFORTS OF MEN AND WOMEN IN LAW ENFORCEMENT I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT WHILE SOME ARE TALKING ABOUT THE FUNDING AND THE POLICE UNDER THIS PRESIDENT THAT WE ARE HERE TO DEFEND THE POLICE WE UNDERSTAND WHAT TRAGEDY HAPPENS, WE WILL ALWAYS LOOK FOR WAYS TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY THEY'VE TAKEN STEPS AND EXECUTIVE ACTION TO PROVIDE NEW RESOURCES TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AROUND THE COUNTRY

I WANT TO ASSURE YOU WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO KNOWS THE PEOPLE GATHERED AROUND THE TABLE MOST OF THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO PUT ON THE UNIFORM OF LAW ENFORCEMENT EVERY DAY ARE THE BEST PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY A RISK THEIR LIVES EVERY DAY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITIES JUST LIKE THEY MADE A DIFFERENCE IN ALL OF YOUR LIVES I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE FOR THIS CONVERSATION AS AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL GREATLY BENEFIT BEING REMINDED OF THE GREAT CONSERVATION OF OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY EACH AND EVERY DAY

APPRECIATE YOUR WILLINGNESS TO TELL THE STORY >> LET ME SEE WHAT AN HONOR IT IS TO SERVE UNDER A PRESIDENT WITH SUCH A STRONG SUPPORTER OF LAW ENFORCEMENT I'VE SAID REPEATEDLY THAT TO MY MIND THERE IS NO MORE NOBLE PROFESSION IN OUR COUNTRY THEN SERVING AS A LAW-ENFORCEMENT OFFICER POLICE PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE AND WILL BEING ON THE LINE EVERY DAY FOR US THE JOB WILL NEVER BE ANY MORE DIFFICULT THAN IT IS TODAY

THERE ARE MANY SOCIAL ILLS KIDS GOING UP WITHOUT FATHERS ALIENATED, YOUNG ANGRY MEN GANGS ENGAGED IN THE MOST TOLD FEYNMAN'S INCREASING MENTAL ILLNESS AND HOMELESSNESS

AND A DRUG EPIDEMIC, INFLICTING CASUALTIES BEYOND ANYTHING WE HAVE EXPERIENCED IN A MAJOR WAR AND AN INCREASE IN SEXUAL ASSAULT AND CHILD EXPLANATION YOU NAME IT AND WHO IS EXPECTED TO DEAL WITH ALL OF THIS AS OTHER INSTITUTIONS FAIL, WHO IS EXPECTED TO STAND THEIR GROUND

THE POLICE ARE THAT IS WHY I SAY THERE JOB AND THE JOB WE ASK THEM TO DO TODAY HAS NEVER BEEN MORE CHALLENGING I BELIEVE IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND, JUST LIKE ANY OTHER INSTITUTION THERE IS ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT AND OVER THE PAST SEVERAL DECADES THERE HAS A QUESTION ONLY BEEN A LOT OF PROGRESS AND REFORMS IN POLICING AND MY FOR THE OFFICERS, THEIR FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES HAVE THE MOST PROFESSIONAL POLICE IN THE WORLD

OBVIOUSLY THE EVENT IN MINNEAPOLIS WAS GHASTLY HURT ANYONE ATTEMPT TO DEFEND IT IT HAS BROUGHT ABOUT AN URGE TO MAKE SURE WE CONTINUE AND FINISH THE JOB I THINK LAW ENFORCEMENT UNDERSTANDS THE CONCERNS OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY REGARDING EXCESSIVE USE OF FORCE MUST BE ADDRESSED WE ALSO HAD TO BE CAREFUL AND NOT THROW THE BABY OUT WITH THE WATER EXTREME REACTIONS LIKE DEFUND THE POLICE WILL PULL US IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION OF WHERE WE HAVE TO GO

WE HAVE TO GIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT MORE SUPPORT, MORE TRAINING AND RESOURCES I THINK THE EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT THE PRESIDENT ISSUED STRIKES THE RIGHT BALANCE IT IS SUPPORTIVE OF THE POLICE AND IT ADDRESSES LEGITIMATE CONCERNS ABOUT EXCESSIVE FORCE OUR NATION IS TO GAIN A RENEWED APPRECIATION OF THE NOBLE WORK DONE BY OUR POLICE OFFICERS IN PROTECTING OUR COMMUNITIES

THANKED THE PRESIDENT FOR CONVENING THIS ROUNDTABLE TO HIGHLIGHT THE GOOD WORK DONE GARMIN AND WOMEN THANK YOU MR PRESIDENT >> MAYBE WE WILL GO AROUND THE ROOM

IF YOU COULD INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND EXPLAIN EXACTLY WHAT IS GOING ON >> MY NAME IS CAMILLE AND I AM FROM SOUTH CAROLINA ON JUNE 11th, 2019 MY BABY STARTED CHOKING ON BREAST MILK THE FIRST THING I STARTED TO DO WAS JUMP INTO THE CAR WHILE LEAVING MY NEIGHBORHOOD AN OFFICER CAME INTO THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND PULLED ME OVER

WE JUMPED OUT AND HE TOOK HER FROM OUR ARMS AND HE HELPED THANK YOU >> HE SAVED HER VERY PROUD I HEAR THOSE STORIES AND THAT IS WHAT I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE A MEETING LIKE THIS

IT IS THE MEETING WE SHOULD HAVE 100 TIMES OUT OF ALMOST 100 THIS IS THE ONE THE POLICE DO SUCH A GREAT JOB IT IS FANTASTIC DO YOU KNOW THE GENTLEMAN ON YOUR LEFT

TELL THAT STORY >> MR PRESIDENT AND MR VICE PRESIDENT THANKS FOR HAVING US HERE TODAY I'M FROM CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

I WILL GET THE SHERIFF'S COUNTY OFFICE ON JULY 10th WHILE IN THE UNINCORPORATED DISTRICT I CAME ACROSS KHMER AND HER GRANDMOTHER SPEEDING IN A CAR I CONDUCTED A TRAFFIC STOP ON THE VEHICLE AS SOON AS THE VEHICLE STOPPED THE LADY IDENTIFIED HER STEPMOM SHE WAS FRANTIC AND SAID MY BABY, MY BABY SHE CANNOT BREATHE

I STEPPED BACK AND SAID WHAT? THE REST WAS CAPTURED ON BODY CAM VIDEO IT WENT VIRAL SHE STEPPED UP AND I INSTANTLY ASKED HER FOR THE BABY, WHO IS NOW MY GODDAUGHTER THE GOD MOM IS OVER THERE SAY HELLO

WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED IS BEEN A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE [ PAUSE ]BUT THAT IS WHAT I MEANT GREAT JOB ON BEHALF OF ALL OF US THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE PLEASE, GO AHEAD

IT WAS TWO WEEKS AGO AND I WAS LAYING IN BED WITH MY OTHER THREE KIDS WE ARE FROM ROANOKE, VIRGINIA I WAS LAYING IN BED AND MY SISTER HAPPENED TO BE HOME I'M ASKING MY SISTER TO COUNT HOW MANY KIDS ARE HOME SHE GOT UP AND LOOKED INSIDE MY BOY SPENCERS ROOM AND HE WAS NOT THERE AND HIS WINDOW WAS OPEN

WE INSTANTLY SAW HE WAS MISSING HE IS AUTISTIC AND NONVERBAL AND DOES NOT HAVE A SENSE OF DANGER WHEN HE GOES MISSING IT IS LIFE OR DEATH AND YOU HAVE TO FIND HIM AS FAST AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN WE INSTANTLY CALLED THE POLICE MY HAS BEEN REST HOME FROM WORK

THEY CALLED THE SEARCH DOGS OUT WITHIN 12 MINUTES THEY FOUND HIM HE WENT INTO THE WOODS AND SOMEONE HAD SPOTTED HIM SITTING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD HE PULLED OVER AND I TRIED TO GET HIM TO COME TO HIM AND HE BOLTED AND RAN OFF INTO THE WOODS

HE WAS GOING IN AND OUT OF THE TREES IT WAS COOL BECAUSE I CAN IMAGINE HIM DOING THAT I AM SURE HE WAS HAVING THE TIME OF HIS LIFE BECAUSE HE WAS FREE WE WERE ABLE TO FIND HIM AND THE DOCTORS PERKED UP YELLED HIS NAME AND HE SAT DOWN AND WENT OVER TO GET HIM

WERE ABLE TO CARRY HIM BACK AND HE WAS SAFE >> THAT IS GREAT AGAIN, THE POLICE DID A GREAT JOB SPENCER HAS NO SENSE OF DANGER AND YOU WOULD SAY HE IS VERY BRAVE, OKAY? WE VIEW IT THAT WAY THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR BEING HERE

WE APPRECIATE IT >> MR PRESIDENT, THANK YOU I HAVE THE EXTRAORDINARY HONOR OF SERVING THIS PRESIDENT AS THE DOMESTIC POLICY CHIEF EVERY DAY IN THE WHITE HOUSE I WILL SEND THERE ARE A LOT OF BRIGHT PEOPLE IN THE ROOM

PROBABLY NUMBER AND THE TWO OFFICERS THIS MONTH HAS HER NINE-YEAR- OLD HERE, BUT SHE HAS HER 4, 3- YEAR-OLD AND TOURNAMENT YOUR OLD AND HER HUSBAND TOOK THEM TO THE OTHER ROOM THIS IS BRAVERY AT ITS FINEST ALL OF THE MOMS WHO MANHANDLED CHILDREN

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE CERTAINLY YOU AND YOUR BABY GIRL WHAT AN HONOR TO HAVE YOU WITH US TODAY MR PRESIDENT, YOU MENTIONED NEW YORK CITY, ATLANTA, CHICAGO, PHILADELPHIA AND THE BLACK OF LEADERSHIP HAPPENING IN SOME OF THE MOST RAVAGED CITIES AROUND THE COUNTRY IS ASTONISHING

I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT FAILURE IS A CHOICE IT IS A CHOICE MR PRESIDENT THAT I KNOW YOU WOULD NEVER MAKE I HAVE SEEN YOU NOW MORE THAN 25 YEARS WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AND STANDING WITH MOTHERS AND FATHERS IN THIS COUNTRY WHO ARE FIGHTING FOR A CHANCE AT THE AMERICAN DREAM

THAT DREAM IS NOT POSSIBLE WITHOUT A LAW ENFORCEMENT THAT STANDS WITH THE RULE OF LAW FOR SAFE AND SECURE COMMITTEES THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP EVERYONE HERE, THANK YOU FOR COMING WHAT AN HONOR TO HAVE YOU IN YOUR HOUSE AT THE WHITE HOUSE ON THIS DAY SPECIAL THANKS TO THE MOMS BRAVE ENOUGH TO BRING LITTLE ONES IN

ON BEHALF OF THESE AMAZING MEN AND WOMEN >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH WHAT IS ASTONISHING TO ME IS VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE AND THE LEADERS IN THE CITIES THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERS WE DO NOT CARE IF THERE DEMOCRATS ARE NOT

THEY HAPPEN TO BE IN EVERY CITY WE CALL AND THEY SAY NO TO THE HELP YOU JUST HAVE 40 PEOPLE SHOT AND MANY KILLED THIS WEEKEND THEY SAY NO WE ARE OKAY I SEE WHAT IS THAT ABOUT? WE ARE TIRED OF THE ANSWERS

WE ARE TIRED OF THE ANSWERS FOR ME IT IS ASTONISHING >> MY NAME IS KENNETH AND I'M FROM LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY I AM HERE TODAY BECAUSE I AM IN RECOVERY AT THE AGE OF 11 I USED SUBSTANCES FOR THE FIRST TIME

AT THE END OF THE SUMMER I HAD OVERDOSED 11 TIMES ALREADY ONCE I PUT A MIND OR MOOD ALTERING SUBSTANCE IN MY BODY I CANNOT STOP I DO NOT STOP USING ALCOHOL OR DRUGS INTO THE AGE OF 24 THROUGH THAT TIME AT THE AGE OF 11 THROUGH 24 I OVERDOSED 30 TIMES OVER A DOZEN TIMES I'VE HAD POLICE OFFICERS ADMINISTERING NARCAN TO SAVE MY LIFE

MY SON WOULD NOT HAVE A FATHER TODAY IF IT WAS NOT FOR POLICE OFFICERS WHO ADMINISTERED THE NARCAN BECAUSE OF THAT MY SON GETS TO HAVE A DAD TODAY I GET TO HELP OTHERS ON THE WAY BECAUSE OF POLICE OFFICERS AND PEOPLE WHO HAVE HELPED ME ALONG THE WAY >> HOW ARE YOU DOING NOW? THAT IS A LOT OF TIMES >> I HAVE SIX YEARS SOBER

[ APPLAUSE ]I AM ONE SEMESTER AWAY FROM MY BACHELORS DEGREE IN SOCIAL WORK I OWN A HOUSE AND HAVE FULL CUSTODY OF MY SON I WORK FOR ADDICTION RECOVERY CARE AND I AM A COMMUNITY LIAISON HELPING OTHER ALCOHOLICS AND ADDICTS GET INTO RECOVERY AND I PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR THEM I AM LIVING MY PURPOSE AND PASSION

FANTASTIC JOB AN EQUALLY INCREDIBLE STATEMENT THAT YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU'RE DOING NOW ALMOST 6 YEARS IS FANTASTIC >> WE WILL CELEBRATE IZZY IN 10 THAT IS FANTASTIC NEWS

>> AFTERNOON MR PRESIDENT THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME MY STORY STARTED WHEN I CAME HOME FROM SCHOOL ONE DAY I WAS BROADSIDED IN AN INTERSECTION BY A TRUCK THAT RAN A RED LIGHT I HAVE NO RECORD IN OF THE ACCIDENT

MY FIRST MEMORY WAS A POLICEMAN WHO CAME THROUGH THE SHATTERED WINDOW CHECKING FOR A PULSE I WAS IN AND OUT OF CONSCIOUSNESS AND WAS CONTINUOUSLY URGED TO STAY AWAKE AND STAY WITH HIM VERY CALM AND CALLING ON HIS RADIO FOR AN AMBULANCE AND FIRST RESPONDERS HE IS THE ONE WHO TOLD ME WE WILL PUT A SHEET OVER YOU TO YOU OUT OF THE VEHICLE I CANNOT MOVE AND WAS TRAPPED

AND CAPABLE OF MOVING HE ALSO FOLLOWED THE AMBULANCE TO THE HOSPITAL HE GATHERED UP MY PERSONAL BELONGINGS THAT HE COULD FIND AT THE ACCIDENT AND BROUGHT THEM TO MY HUSBAND AT THE HOSPITAL I STAYED WITH MY HUSBAND THE MOST AMAZING THING ABOUT THE STATE TROOPER AS HE WAS OFF DUTY

HE DID NOT HAVE TO DO ANY OF THAT HE HAPPENED TO BE NEAR THE ACCIDENT AND MEDIALLY RESPONDED AND SPED UP TO MY RESCUE I AM ETERNALLY GRATEFUL TO HIM FOR DOING THAT >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND AN INCREDIBLE STORY HOW LONG DID IT TAKE TO RECOVER? HOW BAD WAS IT?>> I MISSED FIVE WEEKS OF WORK

I HAVE INJURIES THAT WILL NEVER GO AWAY AND I'M THANKFUL >> A GREAT JOB, THANK YOU VERY MUCH WE APPRECIATE IT >> MR RESIDENT I AM PERRY, PASTOR OF LIGHTHOUSE BAPTIST CHURCH IN JONESBORO, TENNESSEE

>> GOOD >> OUR CHURCH WATCHED OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS THE WAY THAT OUR POLICE OFFICERS RETREATED ALL OVER THE COUNTRY IT WAS ALL OVER THE NEWS THEY HAVE BEEN DEMISED AND DISGRACED AND DISHONORED WE GOT OUR HEADS TOGETHER ABOUT WHAT COULD WE DO AS A CHURCH IN A SMALL TOWN TO HONOR OUR POLICE AND LET OUR VOICE BE KNOWN? THE VOICE IS LOUD THAT BLAME POLICE OFFICERS

THE VOICE OF SMALL-TOWN AMERICA IS SELDOM HEARD WE SET UP A CEREMONY FOR THE CHIEF OF POLICE WE ASKED IF WE COULD HOLD A PUBLIC CEREMONY ON THE STEPS OF THE COURTHOUSE ON MAIN STREET IN JONESBORO ON JULY 4th AT 11:00 AM AND PRESENT EACH MEMBER OF THE JONESBORO POLICE DEPARTMENT WITH A CHECK FOR $1000 WE DID THAT

IT MADE NATIONAL NEWS SMALL TOWNS ALL OVER AMERICA FEEL LIKE WE DO WE WANT OUR VOICE TO BE HEARD THAT WE LOVE LAW ENFORCEMENT OUR LOCAL POLICE OFFICERS AND IF WE COULD DO SOMETHING TO SUPPORT THEM AND ENCOURAGE THEM THEN THAT IS WHAT WE WANT TO DO

WE FEEL VERY GOOD ABOUT THAT >> I THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO TELL ME THEY WANTED TO ARREST YOU FOR GIVING THE MONEY THEY DESERVE IT VERY MUCH I'VE HEARD THE OTHER END OF THOSE STORIES THAT NEVER HAD TO DO WITH ANYTHING YOU ARE RIGHT ABOUT THAT

WITH THE POLICE HAVE BEEN GOING THROUGH OVER THE LAST NUMBER OF YEARS THAT IT HAS NEVER BEEN LIKE THIS, HAS IT? IT IS CRAZY YOU WILL FIND OUT IT WILL GO THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION UNFORTUNATELY AT SOME POINT DID IN OPPOSITE? YOU WILL HAVE SOME DEFUNDING AND ABOLISHING YOU WILL SEE NUMBERS LIKE NOBODY WOULD EVER BELIEVE THEY WILL SAY LET'S GET THE POLICE BACK AS SOON AS WE CAN, RIGHT? THAT IS GREAT THAT IS FANTASTIC

>> WE WERE THANKFUL THAT A SMALL TOWN A SMALL POLICE DEPARTMENT, ONLY 23 EMPLOYEES IT WAS A BLESSING >> THAT IS A LOT A GOOD JOB I GOT A NOTE WRITTEN TO THE CHURCH THAT DID NOT IDENTIFY THE OFFICER IT WAS FROM AND 83 WITH THE WORK ONE OF THE OFFICERS GAVE US SOME OF MONEY TO PAY MY UTILITY BILL UNTIL IT WAS A GIFT

THAT IS WHAT WHAT OFFICER DID WITH THE GIFT >> GREAT STORIES >> THANK YOU FOR HAVING US MY NAME IS DEBBIE I AM LOCAL IN MARYLAND

MY STORY IS NOT DRAMATIC IT IS JUST ONE OR MY PURSE WAS STOLEN PEOPLE HAVE IT HAPPEN MY CREDIT CARDS WERE CANCELED AND MY CELL PHONE, WE PUT A SPECIAL NOTE ON IT THAT SAID IF FOUND PLEASE CALL THIS NUMBER

NOTHING CAME OF IT A COUPLE NIGHTS LATER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT AT MIDNIGHT THE PHONE RINGS A GENTLEMAN SAYS I FOUND HER PHONE AND WOULD YOU OFFER A REWARD FOR IT? I SAID OF COURSE MY HUSBAND SAID ARE YOU NUTS? HE SAID I WILL BRING IT TO YOU I GAVE HIM MY ADDRESS AND HUNG UP THE PHONE AND CALLED THE POLICE DEPARTMENT

BECAUSE THAT IS WHO WE TURN TO WHEN THERE IS A SITUATION MY HUSBAND HAD ANOTHER IDEA AND HE WANTED TO DO SOMETHING ELSE I SAID LET THE POLICE DO IT NO SHOOTING TONIGHT THE POLICE CAME AND GAVE US THEIR CELL PHONE NUMBER THEY WENT AWAY AROUND THE CORNER AND SAID, WHEN HE PULLS UP, GIVE US A RING AND WE WILL BE THERE

SURE ENOUGH, HE PULLED UP AND CAME OUT OF THE CAR AT 2:00 AM TWO SQUAD CARS WERE THERE IMMEDIATELY WHICH IS WHAT WE NEED IN THE COMMUNITY AND THEY CHECKED HIM OUT HE DID IN FACT FIND THE PHONE AND THEY GAVE HIM A REWARD AND THANKED MY POLICE OFFICERS I AM GRATEFUL WE HAVE HUMIDITY POLICEMAN WILLING TO COME 8:00 AM AND DO THIS

>> THAT IS GREAT THANK YOU VERY MUCH 2:00 AM IS A STRANGE TIME HE FOUND HIM TO BE OKAY? EVEN THOUGH HE CANNOT 2:00 HIM?>> SO WERE ARE POLICEMAN THAT IS THE ONLY REASON

>> REALLY NICE >> THANK YOU SO MUCH AND IT IS AN HONOR TO BE HERE WE SUPPORT YOU AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND PROVIDING SAFE COMMUNITIES THANK YOU VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE FOR YOUR HARD WORK AND ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR AND TO LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND YOUR FAMILIES AND TO YOUR STAFF

IT SHOULD NOT MATTER, BUT I AM A UNIQUE BIRD I AM A DEMOCRAT AND ELECTED OFFICIAL AND A PROUD AMERICAN I AM 12 YEARS FROM THE GEORGIA STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IS ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE I MANAGE IT DAILY LOG IN ONE OF THE LARGEST PLEASE PARENTS IN THE STATE OF GEORGIA

I HAVE THE UNFORTUNATE EXPERIENCE OF HAVING TO MEET WITH FAMILY MEMBERS WITH LOSS OF LOVED ONES FROM A POLICE SHOOTING THAT WAS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT PART OF MY JOB I LOST 2 POLICE OFFICERS AND ONE NIGHT AMONG SEVERAL OTHERS I LEFT 2 IN ONE NIGHT BY THE WAY THEY WERE AFRICAN- AMERICAN

AND GOING TO MEET WITH THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS AS WELL AND HAVING TO EXPERIENCE THEM LOSE A LOVED ONE I CAN TELL YOU THIS, BY AND LARGE MOST LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS HONORABLY WEAR THEIR UNIFORMS EACH AND EVERY DAY THEY RUN TOWARD A SITUATION RATHER THAN RUNNING FROM IT WE HAVE TO STAND WITH THEM

I HAVE 2 WORDS WE NEED MORE FUNDING FOR POLICE OFFICERS, NOT LESS HERE IS WHY I SAY THAT WHEN YOU LOOK AT LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE EQUIPMENT, IT IS IMPORTANT FOR THEM IT IS PROTECTION FOR THEIR LIVES AND YOURS

CLEARLY MORE MONEY IS NEEDED TO PURCHASE LESS LETHAL TOOLS LIKE WHAT THEY CALL THE WRAP WE ALSO NEED RESOURCES FOR THEM OFFICERS MOST ALWAYS GET A PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAM PRIOR TO HIRE AFTERWARDS THEY'RE NOT GIVEN THOSE PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMS ASSESSMENT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THEM THEY BEEN ON THE BEAT FOUR OR FIVE YEARS NONSTOP

AND THE NUMBER OF CALLS THAT THEY GET THAT IS HOW WE DETECT ARE THEY BURNED OUT? DO THEY NEED TO SORT ELSE? IT IS IMPORTANT FINALLY COMMUNITY LEASING IS IMPORTANT FOR THE TRUST AND TO BE FAIR MOST PEOPLE, INCLUDING BLACK PEOPLE WHAT LAW ENFORCEMENT ENFORCING THE LAW

PEOPLE WHAT IT TO BE FAIR THEY WANT THEM TO BE SWIFT IN JUSTICE WE LOST THE BABY GIRL ALSO IN ATLANTA AT 8 YEARS OLD IT WAS NOT DUE TO A POLICE OFFICER MOST WILL HAVE DIED FROM THE PROTESTS OF BLACK LIVES MATTER THEM PRIOR TO THAT IT IS ALMOST AS IF SOME BLACK LIVES MATTER THEM UP BUT ALL LOCK LIVES MATTER AND ALL LIVES SHOULD MATTER

I THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU ARE DOING THANK YOU VERY MUCH APPRECIATED >> GOOD AFTERNOON PRESIDENT TRUMP, AND >> AND ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR I THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE OUR FAMILY'S STORY

8 YEARS AGO OUR 15-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER WAS TRAFFICKED BY MS13 GANG MEMBERS SHE WAS TRAFFICKED OVER A YEAR AND A HALF TIME PERIOD THROUGHOUT THE AREA LAW ENFORCEMENT PLAYED A FUNDAMENTAL ROLE IN THE RESCUE AND RECOVERY OF OUR DAUGHTER AND WERE VITAL IN THE PROTECTION AND SAFETY OF OUR FAMILY BOTH THEN AND NOW

INITIALLY THE OFFICERS HANDLING OUR CASE WERE WELL-INTENTIONED AND WERE NOT TRAUMA INFORMED WERE NOT ABLE TO DIFFERENTIATE A RUNAWAY TEENAGER FROM HUMAN TRAFFICKING ONCE THEY CAME INTO CONTACT WITH TRAINED PERSONNEL, DETECTIVE BILL WOLF, OUR SITUATION IMPROVED WE NEED TO PROVIDE RESOURCES AND TRAINING TO LAW ENFORCEMENT TO PROPERLY ADDRESS NOT ONLY THE OFFENDERS, BUT ALSO VICTIMS AND FAMILIES BECAUSE OF HIS EXPERTISE IN THIS AREA, WE WERE ABLE TO RELOCATE OUR FAMILY TO A SAFE LOCATION

WE WERE ABLE TO GET OUR DAUGHTER THE PROPER RESOURCES SO THAT SHE COULD HEAL AND MOVE ON WITH HER LIFE THEY LAW ENFORCEMENT IS CRUCIAL TO THE RESCUE OF VICTIMS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING I BELIEVE WE SHOULD SUPPORT THEM WITH EVERYTHING THAT WE HAVE >> GREAT STORY THANK YOU>> THANK YOU FOR CONVENING THIS LOSING SESSION

AND THANK YOU FOR THE PASSION AND BEING ABLE TO SHARE YOUR STORY HERE ON NATIONAL TV WITH THE PRESIDENT IT IS IMPORTANT THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE WHO DO NOT GET A CHANCE TO HAVE THEIR VOICE LIFTED AND HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TELL YOUR STORY TO A PRESIDENT THAT WILL LISTEN TO IT AND TAKE ACTION IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO WHAT WE DO

I WANT YOU ALL TO KNOW THAT AS YOU GO BACK HOME WE WILL BEAR WITH YOU AND OVERCOME AND DO WHAT WE CAN TO HELP CREATE SAFER COMMUNITIES SINCE DAY ONE THIS PRESIDENT HAS FOCUSED ON THAT IN A UNIQUE WAY I HAVE SPENT TIME ON THE ROAD WITH MY COLLEAGUE SCOTT TURNER TIME TO GET LOCAL LEADERSHIP TO WORK WITH US TO NOT ONLY CHANGE, EMPOWER PEOPLE HAVING THESE SESSIONS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT

MOST PEOPLE DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOU GO THROUGH HAVING THE STORY BE TOLD TO MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT IS THAT WE TAKE THIS SESSION HERE AND CREATE ACTION WORK WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, EMPOWER THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND FAMILIES SO THAT WE CAN CHANGE WHAT HAS HAPPENED OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS THERE IS NO REASON FOR PLACES ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN AMERICA TO HAVE MORE DEATH THAN A WAR IN IRAQ OR AFGHANISTAN

THAT IS NOT THE COUNTRY WE ARE ABOUT THIS PRESIDENT WILL NOT STAND FOR IT THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP >> I AM HERE IN SUPPORT OF MY DAUGHTER IN LINE AND MIGRANT CHILDREN I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A PERSONAL THANK YOU FOR SAVING MY GRANDSON

I WILL NEVER FORGET IT AND WILL ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO ADD THAT I WORK AT THE CITY OF ATLANTA I HAVE SEEN A DRASTIC CHANGE IN THAT AREA I SEE THE DIFFERENCE WHEN LAW ENFORCEMENT IS NOT VISIBLE ON THE STREETS WE'VE HAD OUR CHALLENGES

IT IS PEACEFUL NOW WHEN THERE IS A BLACK OF LAW ENFORCEMENT WITHIN THE COMMUNITY CIVILITY BREAKS DOWN AND CRIME INCREASES I DO NOT HAVE ANY ANSWERS OR SOLUTIONS BASED ON THE FACT THAT I HAVE SEEN OVER THE PAST THREE OR FOUR MONTHS AND I THANK YOU FOR THE INVITATION HERE AND FOR YOUR TIME >> THANK YOU >> FIRST OF ALL MR

PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE AND ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR, THANK YOU FOR INVITING ME IT IS AN HONOR TO BE HERE I AM DEPUTY CORY REESE WITH THE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE I'VE BEEN A DEPUTY THERE FOR GOING ON THREE YEARS LAST MONTH IN JUNE I WAS STAYING WITH MY WIFE AND A HAMPTON INN IN TAMPA

WE WERE IN THE ROOM RELAXING AND I COULD HEAR A LADY IN THE HALLWAY SCREAMING FOR HELP I WENT OUTSIDE TO SEE WHAT WAS GOING ON THE YOUNG LADY TO MY LEFT WAS ON THE FLOOR PUNCHING A CHILD IN HER ARMS SHE WAS SCREAMING FOR HELP THE CHILD WAS CRYING AND THERE WAS A MAN STANDING ABOVE THEM GRABBING AT THE CHILD MY FIRST THOUGHT WAS IT WAS A DOMESTIC SITUATION WERE CLEARLY THERE WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS NOT RIGHT WITH THE SITUATION

I SEPARATED HIM AND SHE SAID SHE DOES NOT KNOW HIM AND HE WAS TRY TO TAKE HER CHILD MORE AND MORE PEOPLE CAME POURING OUT OF THE ROOMS AND WERE SAYING THE SAME THING I IMMEDIATELY GOT HIM SEPARATED I HAVE HIM SIT IN THE HALLWAY AT A HAD SOMEONE ELSE CALL TAMPA PD ARRIVED

AT THAT POINT I WAS KEEPING THE PEACE BETWEEN EVERYBODY BECAUSE THERE WERE PEOPLE GETTING AGGRESSIVE WITH HIM IT WAS NOT THE RIGHT TIME YOU TO LET LAW ENFORCEMENT HANDLE IT I WAS MOSTLY HE'S KEEPING I DID NOT THINK IT WOULD BE A BIG DEAL UNTIL THE NEXT DAY PEOPLE IN THE HALLWAY SAID THE VIDEO HAS GONE VIRAL

THERE ARE 1 MILLION VIEWS AND I GOT A CALL SAYING I WAS INVITED TO THE WHITE HOUSE IT WAS UNEXPECTED I WAS DOING WHAT I WAS TRAINED TO DO AND TOLD TO DO BEING THE RIGHT TIME AT THE RIGHT PACE

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME >> IT IS CALLED NATURAL INSTINCT [ APPLAUSE ] >> >> [ INAUDIBLE ] >> THAT IS A CASE STILL GOING NOW?>> [ INAUDIBLE ] >> ICY >> [ INAUDIBLE ] >> GOOD LUCK WITH THAT A BEAUTIFUL GUY ALSO BEAUTIFUL

OKAY, THAT IS A FEW STORIES OF THE THOUSAND OF STORIES WE COULD TELL AND WE WILL PROBABLY DO THIS AGAIN THE POLICE DO A GREAT JOB THEY DO A FANTASTIC JOB THEY DO NOT GET THE KIND OF — I WILL SAY THIS

THE PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY APPRECIATE THE POLICE THEY APPRECIATE ALL THEY HAVE DONE THEY DO NOT SEE THAT IF YOU WATCH THE NEWS, FOR THE MOST PART, YOU DO NOT SEE THEY HAVE DONE A FANTASTIC JOB EVERYBODY HERE IS A WITNESS TO THAT

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SEES IT EVERY DAY WE SEE IT A LOT I JUST WANT TO THANK THE VARIOUS POLICE DEPARTMENTS LAW ENFORCEMENT DOES AN INCREDIBLE JOB IN THIS COUNTRY THEY REALLY DO THEIR JOB THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR CASE A REALLY TERRIFIC JOB A TERRIFIC JOB THANK YOU [ APPLAUSE ]WITH IMMEDIATE LIKE TO ASK A QUESTION?>> Reporter: ARE YOU IN A GOOD PLACE THERE HAS BEEN CRITICISM OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS

>> I HAVE A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH DR FAUCI I HAVE FOR A LONG TIME FROM THE BEGINNING A VERY NICE PERSON I DO NOT ALWAYS AGREE WITH HIM

I CLOSE THE BORDER TO CHINA I DID A BAN ON CHINA HEAVILY INFECTED WE SAVED TENS AND THOUSANDS OF LIVES DR FAUCI WILL ADMIT THAT IT WAS A GOOD DECISION

IT WAS VERY EARLY IN JANUARY LONG BEFORE IT WAS THOUGHT OF AS THE RIGHT THING TO DO I ALSO CLOSED THE BORDERS TO EUROPE WHEN ITALY AND A COUPLE OTHER COUNTRIES, FRANCE, SPAIN WERE HAVING A LOT OF PROBLEMS I CLOSED THE BORDERS VERY EARLY SHORTLY AFTER I DID WITH CHINA

WE SAVED A LOT OF LIVES WE MADE A LOT OF GOOD DECISIONS I GET ALONG WITH HIM VERY WELL I LIKE HIM PERSONALLY >> Reporter: ARE YOU GOING TO PARDON MICHAEL FLYNN?>> YOU HAVE A CASE GOING RIGHT NOW

I DO NOT KNOW THIS FOR A FACT I THINK HE IS DOING VERY WELL WITH RESPECT TO HIS CASE I HOPE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO 1 IT I DO NOT HAVE A DECISION TO MAKE UNTIL I FIND OUT WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN I THINK HE WAS PERSECUTED

HE DID NOT LIE, IT TURNED OUT THE FBI SAID HE DID NOT LIE I THINK IT WAS PERSECUTED AND NOBODY UNDERSTANDS WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE JUDGE AND JUSTICE DEPARTMENT WHICH IS SO CAPABLE THAT THEY DECIDED TO TAKE A FEW ON IT

THEY DECIDED HE SHOULD BE — THEY WANT TO DROP THE CASE RIGHT NOW, MEANING HIS LAWYERS AND HIM, ARE EMBROILED IN HOPEFULLY, THE FINAL STAGES OF WHAT SHOULD HAVE NEVER HAPPENED THEY TREATED HIM VERY UNFAIRLY AS THEY HAVE MANY PEOPLE ON THE SITE >> Reporter: YOU SAID MANY TIMES THAT THE NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS CASES IS GOING UP BECAUSE TESTING IS INCREASING

DO YOU ACKNOWLEDGE IT IS GOING UP FOR OTHER REASONS ALSO, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT IT IS ACTUALLY SPREADING? WHAT WILL YOU DO TO STOP THE SPREAD?>> YOU KNOW THAT WE HAVE ONE OF THE LOWEST MORTALITY RATES ANYWHERE IF YOU KNOW JOE BIDEN AND OBAMA BUT THEY STOPPED TESTING YOU PROBABLY KNOW THAT I'M SURE YOU DO NOT WANT TO REPORT IT THEY STOPPED TESTING RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE THEY WENT NUMBER TESTING A MUCH LESSER PROBLEM THAN THE PROBLEM WE HAVE WITH RESPECT TO THIS IS THE WORST THING THAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE 1917

A VERY BAD — 188 COUNTRIES RIGHT NOW WE TEST MORE THAN ANYBODY BY FAR WHEN YOU TEST YOU CREATE CASES I CAN TELL YOU SOME COUNTRIES TEST WAS SO MANY WALKS INTO A HOSPITAL SICK OR WALKS INTO A DOCTOR'S OFFICE THEY DO NOT HAVE TESTED

WE HAVE ALL OF THESE CASES WE HAVE THE LOWEST MORTALITY OR ABOUT THE LOWEST MORTALITY IN THE WORLD WE ARE DOING VERY WELL WITH VACCINES AND DOING VERY, VERY WELL WITH THERAPEUTICS I THINK WE WILL HAVE VERY GOOD INFORMATION COMING IN WE HAVE THE BEST AND CERTAINLY THE BIGGEST, BY FAR THE BEST TESTING PROGRAM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD

IF YOU TESTED CHINA OR RUSSIA OR ANY OF THE LARGER COUNTRIES — IF YOU TESTED INDIA AS AN EXAMPLE IT THE WAY THAT WE TEST YOU WOULD SEE NUMBERS THAT ARE VERY SURPRISING BRAZIL ALSO BRAZIL HAS A VERY BIG THEY DON'T DO TESTING THE WAY WE DO

WE DO THE TESTING AND BY DOING THE TESTING WE HAVE TREMENDOUS NUMBERS OF CASES AS AN EXAMPLE, WE HAVE DONE 45 MILLION TESTS IF WE DID HAVE THAT NUMBER YOU WOULD HAVE HALF THE CASES PROBABLY AROUND THAT NUMBER IF WE DID ANOTHER HALF OF THAT YOU WOULD HAVE HALF THE NUMBERS

EVERYBODY WOULD SAY OH WE ARE DOING SO WELL ON CASES WHEN I SEE IT REPORTED WHAT YOU COULD CHECK ME OUT ON THIS THEY ARE ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT CASES THEY HAVE A LOT OF CASES BECAUSE WE HAVE A LOT OF TESTING FOR MORE THAN ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD

IT IS THE BEST TESTING >> Reporter: FOR FEDERAL EXECUTIONS, ARE YOU MONITORING LAST-MINUTE APPEALS?>> IT WILL BE ANSWERED BY ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR >> WE OBVIOUSLY MONITOR THE APPELLATE PROCESS TO VIEW EVEN CONSIDERATION TO CLEMENCY POWER TO STOP EXECUTION?>> I HAVE LOOKED AT IT STRONGLY IN THIS CASE, I'M DEALING WITH ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR

IT IS ALWAYS TOUGH WITH THE DEATH PENALTY WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT PEOPLE THAT DO BUT HE DID WE'RE GOING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS RIGHT NOW, THEY HAVE A SAY, A BELIEF THEY HAVE A SAY

AND WE WILL LET THE COURTS DETERMINE THE RIGHT OUTCOME AND THAT IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPENED >> YOU ARE ASKING AMERICANS TO THEY HAVE — IN LAW ENFORCEMENT HOW DO YOU RESPOND TO THE CRITICS WHO SAY YOU UNDERMINE YOUR OWN LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES WHEN YOU COMMUTED THE SENTENCE FOR LARGER STONE? >> IF YOU LOOK BACK ON IT, THIS WAS AN INVESTIGATION THAT SHOULD HAVE NEVER TAKEN PLACE YOU HAVE GUYS LIKE, ONLY

YOU HAVE McCABE YOU HAVE STRUCK YOU HAVE LISA PAGE YOU HAVE ALL OF THESE PEOPLE RUNNING AROUND YOU YOU HAVE BRENNAN AND CLAPPER, WHO LIED TO CONGRESS

YOU HAVE MANY, MANY PEOPLE, PEOPLE THAT CHANGE DOCUMENTS, GOING INTO THE PFIZER? >> AND IT IS A TERRIBLE THING THIS IS AN INVESTIGATION THAT THEY SAY SHOULD HAVE ENDED BEFORE IT STARTED IT SHOULD NOT HAVE STARTED THEY FOUND, AS YOU KNOWAS WELL AS I DO, THEY FOUND NOTHING INITIALLY BUT IT WENT ON FOR TWO YEARS OR LONGER

AND I DID I'M GETTING RAVE REVIEWS WORLDWIDE FOR ROGER STONE AND HE FRANKLY IS GOING TO, AND NOW APPEAL HIS CASE HE HAD A JURY FOR WOMAN WHO DATED ROGER STONE AND WHO HATED PROBABLY ME BUT FALSE PRETENSE AND HE WAS NOT GIVEN A FAIR TRIAL

THAT IS NOT A FAIR TRIAL HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN ANOTHER CHILD I WANT SEE MORE I WILL TALK ABOUT THE JUDGE I'M NOT GOING TO — WHY WOULD EVER TALK ABOUT A JUDGE? BUT THIS WAS A CHURCH THAT GAVE, I BELIEVE, SOLITARY CONFINEMENT TO THE PAUL MANAFORT

AL CAPONE DID NOT HAVE SOLITARY CONFINEMENT SO THESE ARE THINGS THAT HAPPENED AND IF YOU LOOK AT PRESIDENT BUSH, PRESIDENT CLINTON, PRESIDENT OBAMA, TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT THEY DID, FRANKLY, IT IS IF VERY UNFAIR ROGER STONE WAS TREATED VERY UNFAIRLY IN MY OPINION AND SO WERE MANY OTHERS ON THIS SIDE IN THE MEANTIME, YOU HAVE THE OF WHAT'S, WHO ARE ADMITTED LONG BEFORE THEY ADMITTED TO LYING BEFORE CONGRESS

THE LATE CLASSIFIED INFORMATION, WHICH IS SOMETHING YOU JUST CAN'T DO AND WHAT ARE THEY DOING? SO WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS BUT, YOU KNOW, WE ARE GETTING RAVE REVIEWS FOR WHAT I DID HOLDING A CONVENTION IN JACKSONVILLE WITH ALL THIS VIRUS, WE ARE GOING TO SEE IT BUILD UP A LITTLE BIT

WE'RE GOING TO TO DO SOMETHING THAT WILL BE GREAT WE THINK WE ARE DOING VERY WELL WE HAD SOME NUMBERS A WHILE AGO THAT ARE GREAT IT IS THE SAME STORY IT IS WHAT WE HAD IN 2016, PHONY POLLS

FAKE NEWS, PHONY POLLS, SAME THING AND WE ARE DOING VERY WELL WE ARE DOING VERY WELL IN GEORGIA WE ARE DOING VERY WELL IN TEXAS I READ ONE POINT UP IN TEXAS

I'M NOT ONE POINT UP IN TEXAS WE ARE MANY PLANS ATLANTA SAID THAT YESTERDAY I SAVED THE OIL INDUSTRY I CREATED IT

IT BECAME NUMBER ONE WE HAVE MILLIONS OF JOBS AND WE SAVED IT SO TEXAS IS NOT GOING TO HAVE TO LET GO OF MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF PEOPLE OKLAHOMA, NORTH DAKOTA, MANY STATES WE HAVE — WE ARE $40 A BARREL

YOU COMBINED GASOLINE FOR UNDER TWO DOLLARS NO ONE HAVE EVER SEEN IT LIKE THIS SO WE HAVE THE BIGGEST ENERGY IN THE WORLD WE ARE NUMBER ONE IN OIL, AS YOU KNOW, OIL AND GAS, BY FAR WE ARE NOW NUMBER ONE IN THE WORLD

AND WE WOULD HAVE HAD MILLIONS OF PEOPLE OUT OF WORK EYE SAFETY AND THAT THEY SAY I'M LEADING BY ONE POINT IN TEXAS THEY SAID IT LAST TIME, TOO HE SAID TEXAS IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL

THIS WAS, LIKE, THREE MONTHS BEFORE THE ELECTION THEN I WON TEXAS IN A BULLET THEY CALLED IT THE MINUTES THE POLLS CLOSE THEY SAID THAT ABOUT YOU TOPICALLY SAID THAT ABOUT GEORGIA THEY SAID THE SAME THING

IT IS TOO CLOSED THEY WILL NEVER BE ABLE TO DETERMINE WE WILL HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL ELECTION NIGHT ON ELECTION NIGHT, TWO SECONDS AFTER THE POLLS CLOSE, THEY CALLED GEORGIA SO YOU, NO, IT IS THE SAME THING

PHONY POLLS THEY ARE SUPPRESSION POLLS BUT TO THING THAT AFTER SAVING THE OIL AND GAS BUSINESS, AND MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF JOBS I'M LEADING TEXAS ONE POINTS

I DON'T THINK SO >> IS PHASE ONE STILL INTACT? >> IT IS INTACT BUT I THINK WHAT JOHN HAS DONE TO THE WORLD, WHAT TOOK PLACE, CHINA PLAGUE, YOU CAN CALL IT THE CHINA VIRUS YOU CAN CALL IT WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT TO A DIFFERENT NAME >> BUT THEY DID TO THE WORLD SHOULD NOT BE FORGOTTEN

BUT IT IS INTACT WHETHER THEY BUY OR NOT, THAT IS UP TO THE THEM THEY ARE BUYING >> MR PRESIDENT, LOS ANGELES SAYS THEY ARE DENYING THE OPENING OF THEIR SCHOOLS

NEW YORK ALREADY SAID THEY ARE GOING TO DELAY THEM OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICT GIVING PARENTS A CHOICE WHETHER TO SEND THEIR KIDS TO SCHOOL NOT WHAT YOU TELL PARENTS WHO LOOK AT ARIZONA, WHERE A SCHOOLTEACHER RECENTLY DIED TEACHING SUMMER SCHOOL, PARENTS WERE WORRIED ABOUT THE SAFETY OF THEIR CHILDREN IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS >> SCHOOLS SHOULD BE OPEN SCHOOLS SHOULD BE OPEN

KIDS WANTED TO GO TO SCHOOL YOU ARE LOSING A LOT OF LIVES BY KEEPING THINGS CLOSED WE DID THE RIGHT THING WE SAVED MILLIONS OF LIVES WE SAVED MILLIONS OF LIVES WHEN WE DID THE INITIAL CLOSURE

HAD WE NOT DONE WHAT WE DID, WE WOULD HAVE HAD DASH AND I WERE TALKED ABOUT BEFORE, TWO TO 3 MILLION LIVES LOST BUT WE DID THAT SO WE ARE ABOUT 135,000 AND WE WILL BE SOMEWHAT HIGHER THAN THAT BY THE TIME IT ENDS AND AGAIN, THE VACCINES ARE HAPPENING IN THE THERAPEUTICS ARE HAPPENING BUT I'M NOT EVEN TALK ABOUT THAT

SO WE WILL BE — BUT WE WOULD HAVE LOST 3 MILLION LIVES NOW WE UNDERSTAND IT ALSO, WE UNDERSTAND IS CERTAIN VULNERABILITIES, YOUNG CHILDREN, I WAS WITH, TALKING WITH GOVERNOR MURPHY AND THEY HAVE THOUSANDS OF LIVES I WON'T EVEN SAY HOW MANY THOUSANDS OF LIVES, HARD TO BELIEVE, IN NEW JERSEY HE SAID THERE WAS ONLY ONE LIFE THAT WAS 18 OR YOUNGER, ONE PERSON DIED

AND THAT WAS A PERSON, A YOUNG MAN THAT HAD SOME MEDICAL DIFFICULTY SO WHEN YOU THINK OF THAT, WITH THOUSANDS OF LIVES, YOU HAVE ONE PERSON THAT WAS UNDER 18, THAT IS SOMETHING IT TELLS YOU, FOR SOME REASON, I GUESS THE IMMUNE SYSTEM IS MUCH STRONGER WITH YOUNG PEOPLE THAN IT IS FOR OTHERS SO WE HAVE TO WATCH THE GROUP THAT DOES HAVE THE DIFFICULTY, DOES HAVE THE PROBLEM

WE ALL KNOW WHAT THAT IS WE ALL KNOW WHO THEY ARE, ESPECIALLY IF THEY HAVE A MEDICAL PROBLEM IF THEY HAVE A MEDICAL PROBLEM, DIABETES OR HEART OR ANYTHING, IT IS A BIG PROBLEM BUT WE WILL BE VERY CAREFUL BUT WE HAVE TO TO OPEN THE SCHOOLS

WOULD YOU AGREE WITH THE? DO YOU AGREE? WE HAVE TO TO OPEN THE SCHOOLS WE HAVE TO GET THAT OPEN I THINK THERE'S A LOT OF POLLETT POLITICS GOING ON BUT I THINK IT WILL DO BETTER IF THEY KEEP THE SCHOOLS CLOSE TO THE ELECTION I DON'T THINK IT IS GOING TO HELP THEM FRIENDLY I THINK THEY FIELD BY KEEPING CLOSE SCHOOL CLOTHES, THAT IS A BAD THING FOR THE COUNTRY AND THEREFORE THAT IS A GOOD THING FOR THEM

BUT THEY ARE THE ONES WHOSE CITY BURNING CAN YOU IMAGINE IF THE COUNTRY WAS RUN BY CHICAGO AND, LIKE, NEW YORK AND, LIKE, SOME OF THE OTHER DEMOCRAT SUPER RADICAL LEFT CITIES ARE RUN? YOU WOULD NOT HAVE A COUNTRY FOR VERY LONG AND THE ECONOMY WOULD CRASH SO WE JUST HAD A BRAND-NEW RECORD TODAY ON — THIS IS NOW, I THINK, THE 18th TIME SINCE, THIS IS SINCE AFTER THE PROBLEM SO WE HAVE A NEW STOCK MARKET-5, NASDAQ AND THE OTHERS ARE GETTING CLOSED

WHEN I CAME HERE THE STOCK MARKET WAS UP ALMOST 500 POINTS THE ECONOMY IS REPORTING JOBS ARE INTRODUCED AT A RECORD PACE >> WE HAVE NEVER HAD A PLACE LIKE THIS AND I WILL TELL YOU, IF BIDEN GOT IN, THIS ECONOMY WOULD BE DESTROYED HE WAS IN OFFICE FOR 48 YEARS AGO

AND WHAT HE DID WAS NOT GREAT ALMOST EVERY DECISION WAS THE WRONG DECISION AND NOW HE IS GOING TO COME IN AND TRY TO TO HELP US? WE DID NOT NEED ANY HELP BE GREAT BUILT THE GREATEST ECONOMY IN HISTORY, GREATEST ECONOMY WE HAVE EVER HAD THE GREATEST ECONOMY THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN

AND THEN THE PLAGUE CAME IN FROM CHINA AND WE THOUGHT, WE DID THE RIGHT THING WE CLOSED DOWN NOW WE ARE OPENING IT DOWN HE CAN'T DO IT USE DOES NOT HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO DO

THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH I APPRECIATE IT THANK YOU GOOD LUCK THANK YOU

I APPRECIATE IT [ APPLAUSE ] >> CORONAVIRUS HOSPITALIZATIONS IN TEXAS HIT A NEW HIGH AND HOSPITALS ARE NOT STANDING UP TEMPORARY WORKS TEXAS GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT WARNING THE SITUATION IT EVEN WORSE

NBC NEWS REPORTER PRISCILLA THOMPSON TURNING US NOW PRISCILLA, TELL US WHAT IS GOING ON THERE IN HOUSTON I SEE YOU ARE STANDING OUTSIDE AN EMERGENCY ROOM >> WILL KELLISON, RIGHT NOW, THERE IS A MEDICAL TASK FORCE HERE ON THE GROUND IN HOUSTON IT WAS SENT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, THAT CAN OF AROUND 85 CLINICIANS AND SUPPORT STAFF AND THEY ARE SPEAKING WITH HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATORS ABOUT WHERE THOSE RESOURCES ARE GOING TO BE DEPLOYED IN THIS REGION

AND HOW THEY CAN ACTUALLY HELP SUPPORT THESE HOSPITALS AS THE CASES IN THE HOUSE POSITIONS HERE CONTINUE TO SPIKE AND WE JUST LEARNED, JUST RECEIVED A RELEASE FROM GOVERNOR ABBOTT'S OFFICE ANNOUNCING THAT ADDITIONAL DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE RESOURCES ARE GOING TO BE COMING TO THE TEXAS FOR MORE OF THESE TASK FORCE TEAMS ARE GOING TO BE DEPLOYED SO IN VARIOUS AREAS THROUGHOUT THE STATE WE HAD HAVE NOT LEARNED WHICH ONES YET BUT THAT IS REALLY THE CASE ON THE GROUND HERE IN TEXAS

AND, YOU KNOW, THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF HOUSTON, WE HAVE HEARD HIM JUST THIS YOU CAN REALLY RATCHETING UP THE LANGUAGE, CALLING FOR A CITYWIDE SHUTDOWN HERE HE ESSENTIALLY PLACED A LOT OF THE BLAME FOR WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE ON THE GOVERNOR, THING THAT, YES, THE STATE REOPENED TOO SOON AND WHILE WE APPRECIATE THE MASK ORDER THAT IS NOW IN PLACE, THAT IS SIMPLY NOT SEEM TO BE ENOUGH TO CONTAIN THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS AND WHAT HE IS SEEING AND THIS COMES AS JUST LAST WEEK, WE REPORTED A NUMBER OF DAYS WHERE THERE WERE MORE THAN 2000 POSITIVE CASES HERE AND WE ARE WATCHING VERY CLOSELY THE MAYOR IS GOING TO BE DELIVERING A PRESS CONFERENCE HERE IN LESS THAN AN HOUR TO HEAR WHAT HE HAS TO SAY ABOUT THE NUMBER HERE TODAY, ALISON >> PRISCILLA, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT EXTENDED FUNDING FOR CORONAVIRUS TESTING SITES IN BOTH HOUSTON AND DALLAS

IS THAT MAKING IT ANY EASIER FOR PEOPLE THERE TO BE TESTED YOU KNOW THAT HAS BEEN A BIT OF A DIFFICULT THING TO DO >> Reporter: OH THAT IS AN IMPORTANT QUESTION, ALISON, BECAUSE WHAT THAT EXTENSION DOES IT ACTUALLY KEEPS THE TESTING SITES THAT WERE ALREADY HERE THE FEDERAL SITES THAT WERE ALREADY OPERATING HERE OPEN BUT IT DOES NOT ACTUALLY ADD ADDITIONAL TESTING CAPACITY SO WHAT THAT MEANS IS THAT THE STORIES THAT WE'VE BEEN HEARING OVER THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS IN REGARDS TO THE LONG LINES AND THE DELAYS IN THE RESULTS, THAT IS NOT GOING TO CHANGE BECAUSE THERE'S NOT ACTUALLY ANY EXTRA CAPACITY BEING ADDED

AND, YOU KNOW, IN ADDITION TO WHAT WE HAVE BEEN HEARING JUST ABOUT THOSE LONG LINES, WE ARE ALSO HEARING OTHER THINGS THAT ARE COMPLICATING THE SITUATION FURTHER MY COLLEAGUE, MORGAN, IN DALLAS THIS MORNING REPORTED ON A TEST TESTING SITE THAT WAS ACTIVELY BROKEN INTO AND A LOT OF THEIR EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES WERE TAKEN AND SAID THAT THAT WAS NOT ABLE TO OPEN TODAY HUNDREDS OF TESTS THAT NORMALLY WOULD HAVE BEEN ADMINISTERED THERE, NOT ABLE TO TO BE — AND, YOU KNOW, THE OTHER THING HERE, HOUSTON TODAY HAS A HEAT INDEX FORECASTING OF 110 DEGREES WE ARE DEALING WITH SOME VARIOUS SERIOUS HEAT HERE

>> ALL MY GOODNESS >> WE HAVE THING OF THE PAST COUPLE DAYS SITES ACROSS TEXAS ACTUALLY HAVING TO CLOSE DOWN BECAUSE IT IS NOT SAFE TO HAVE PEOPLE IN THOSE LINES AND HEALTH CARE WORKERS DOING THOSE TESTS, ADMINISTERING THOSE TESTS IN THAT KIND OF HEAT AND, YOU KNOW, THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE ARE PROBABLY GOING TO SEE CONTINUE HERE AS WE GET INTO REALLY THE BUSY TIME OF HURRICANE SEASON AND SO IT REMAINS TO BE SEEN WHAT IS GOING TO BE HAPPY WITH THESE TESTING SITES AND WHETHER IT IS DOES HERE IN TEXAS >> OH, PRISCILLA, THE CHALLENGES THAT YOU ARE DEALING WITH THERE FROM THE HEAT TO THAT — IT IS JUST A LOT LET'S TALK ABOUT THE TEMPORARY MORGUES

IT IS SO HARD TO HEAR THAT TO SAY THAT TALK TO ME ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON AND WHAT IT HAS BEEN LIKE FOR THESE HOSPITALS AND THEIR STAFF >> YEAH NOT ONLY IS IT HARD TO HEAR, BUT IT IS SORT OF CONCERNING SIGHT TO SEE, THAT THOSE TRAILERS ARE BEING BROUGHT IN TO CERTAIN HOSPITALS IN HOUSTON AND THROW THE STATE BECAUSE SOME OF THE SMALLER FACILITIES ARE REALLY REACHING CAPACITY IN THEIR MORGUES AND, YOU KNOW, THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE SAW IN NEW YORK CITY WHENEVER THERE WAS A HOT SPOT THERE

AND, YOU KNOW, FOR THE MOST PART, TEXAS HAS BEEN PRAISED FOR KEEPING THE DEATH RATE FAIRLY LOW BUT WE HAVE SEEN THOSE NUMBERS PICKED UP RECENTLY LAST WEEK WAS THE DEADLIEST YET WITH A NUMBER OF DAYS WITH RECORD- BREAKING FATALITIES RELATED TO COVID- 19 AND, YOU KNOW, DOCTORS THAT I SPOKE WITH HERE TOLD ME THAT YES, AS THE CASE IS TICK UP, IT IS VERY LIKELY THAT THAT DEATHS WILL ALSO TAKE UP

TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT ONE DOCTOR TOLD ME >> WE ALL NEW, THAT THE DEATHS LAGGED BEHIND THE CASES IT IS USUALLY A CHANCE FOR DELAY YOU KNOW, KEPT ON THINK A TO THE DEATHS ARE GOING TO COME JUST A MATTER OF TIME

AND IN FACT, THAT IS WHAT WE ARE SEEING NOW SO THE POINT IS, EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS TRAGIC EPIDEMIC RIGHT NOW, WE ARE FACING IN TEXAS IN HOUSTON, WITH WHAT IS PREDICTED AND PREDICTABLE >> Reporter: AND, YOU KNOW, GOVERNOR ABBOTT, FOR HIS PART, HAS SIGNALED THAT HE DOES EXPECT THINGS TO GET RISK THERE IS A DELAY IN THOSE DEATHS AND SO THE FACT THAT WE SAW LAST WEEK AND THE WEEK BEFORE, WE'RE STILL GETTING THE COUNT ON THE FATALITIES THAT WILL COME FROM THAT

AND SO, A LOOK HOSPITALS ARE PREPARING IN THE EVENT THAT THEY DO NEED THAT EXTRA SPACE, ALISON >> PRISCILLA THOMPSON, IT IS A TOUGH JOB IT IS DIFFICULT TO STAND OUT THERE AND REPORT ON THINGS LIKE TEMPORARY MORGUES ESPECIALLY AT 110 DEGREE HEAT I CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK

>> THANK YOU, ALISON >>> WICHITA, KANSAS, BECOMING A NEW CORONAVIRUS HOT SPOT HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY HOSPITALS THERE ARE PACKED THEY ARE SHORT ON PPE AND THERE ARE PROBLEMS WITH CONTACT TRACING

ABC NEWS CORRESPONDENT CAL PERRY JOINING US NOW FROM WICHITA AND, CAL, WALK ME THROUGH THIS SPIKE HOW DID WICHITA GET HERE? >> YES, WE CAN ACTUALLY AND THEN FOR EXACTLY HOW WE GOT HERE TAKE A LOOK AT THE CHART GOING BACK TO APRIL FROM PEOPLE TO TO MAKE THE CURVE WAS PLAN FROM MAY TO JUNE, WE ACTUALLY SAW CASES DROP IN THE STATE OF KANSAS

WE SEE THAT HEADING THE WRONG WAY ON MAY 22nd, THE LEGISLATURE ACTUALLY PASSED A LAW THAT THE GOVERNMENT SHE GAVE UP SOME POWER SPECIFICALLY THE POWER TO OPEN UP THINGS AS SHE WANTED THAT CONTROL THEN WENT TO THE LOCAL COUNTIES MANY OF THEM OPEN UP RIGHT AWAY WITH A VERY SORT OF UGLY POLITICAL MOMENT HERE IN KANSAS, A POLITICAL BATTLE, PARTISAN BATTLE, AND IT HAS LED MANY PEOPLE TO SAY THAT THAT WAS ONE OF THE PROBLEMS, THE NOW THAT KANSAS IS OPENING UP TOO FAST

THERE'S NO MAJOR PROBLEM WITH THE TRACING OF THE VIRUS PART OF IT IS THE TESTING, THE TESTING HERE IS NOW IN A MAJOR DELAY SIX TO EIGHT DAYS TO GET YOUR TEST RESULTS, WHICH MAKES IT VERY, VERY DIFFICULT AS YOU SAID HOSPITALS FILLING UP, IF YOU HAVE CORONAVIRUS AND YOU GO TO A HOSPITAL HERE IN KANSAS, YOU WILL LIKELY NOW HAVE TO WAIT IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM BEFORE YOU CAN BE TRANSFERRED UP TO THE COVID UNIT, BASICALLY IT HAS TO OPEN UP ON TOP OF THAT, MAKE MATTERS WORSE THE

THE ICUs ARE ALSO BEEN UP, ALISON SO DEFINITELY A DANGEROUS SITUATION HERE IN WICHITA >> CAL, IT'S HER SOUNDS LIKE IT BETTER HEALTH OFFICIALS THING? WHAT ARE THEY ADVISING PEOPLE? WHAT DO THEY DO IN A SITUATION LIKE THAT? >> WELL, MASKS MASKS IS SO THAT THE FIRST STEP THERE

ON THE COUNTY LEVEL, THEY PASSED THE MASK ORDINANCE IT IS WRITTEN INTO THE LAW THAT IT IS UNENFORCEABLE NO PENALTIES IF YOU DON'T WEAR YOUR MASK THE CITY PASSED THEIR OWN LEGISLATION MAKING MASKS MANDATORY ESPECIALLY IT HAS CREATED CONFUSION

TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT ONE LOCAL COUNSEL NUMBER TOLD ME >> IT IS CONFUSING FOLKS THINK THAT IT IS NOT SERIOUS AND THAT WE DO PASS A MANDATE IT GOES BACK AND FORTH BUT HONESTLY, IT IS POLITICS

THAT IS THE SAD THING PUBLIC HEALTH SHOULD NOT BE A PARTISAN ISSUE NOW, THE MAJOR HOSPITALS HERE WORK ORIGINALLY THEY TAKE PATIENTS FROM THE REGION

WHEN PLAYS THERE TAKING PATIENTS FROM HIS TULSA WE HAVE SEEN IN IN FORKS IN THE VIRUS FROM TULSA MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT IS BECAUSE OF THE PRESIDENT'S VALLEY THREE WEEKS AGO AS SAID, HOSPITALS ARE GETTING FALL IT IS LIKELY GOING TO HAPPEN HERE

LIKELY GOING TO DO SEE SOME OUT THE DOOR TENDED AREAS TO TRY TO TREAT PEOPLE IF THE TREND CONTINUES, ALISON >> CAL, IT IS INCREDIBLE ACCOUNT SAID IT IS NOT RED AND BLUE IT IS HOW DO WE KEEP YOU ALIVE? YES, SOMEHOW WE JUST KEEP GOING IN CIRCLES AROUND THIS ONE I KNOW THE CORONAVIRUS, WE TALKED ABOUT THIS, IT IS HEADING BACK COMMITTEES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, ESPECIALLY HARD WHAT ARE SOME OF THE PRETTY GOOD CHALLENGES FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY THERE IN WICHITA? >> YOU KNOW, A LOT OF IT IS ACCESS TO THE HEALTH THERE

A LOT OF IT IS A TRUST ISSUE COMMUNITY LEADERS, JUST A LACK OF TRUST BETWEEN THE AUTHORITIES AND THE COMMUNITIES HERE THAT IS OF COURSE THE ISSUE OF UNDERLYING CONDITIONS YOU HAVE THAT A LOT MORE IN THESE COMMUNITIES

IT IS REALLY ABOUT AGING OUT OF THE COMMUNITY IT IS ABOUT TESTING ONE LOCAL GROUP HERE AND JUST 20 EVENTS USING MOBILE TESTING CENTERS THAT HAVE MADE A BIG DIFFERENCE WHEN YOU TALK TO THOSE, THEY WILL TELL YOU BE ON THE TESTING, IT IS ABOUT THAT WRAPAROUND CARE ONCE YOU FIND OUT THAT YOU TESTED POSITIVE, HOW DO YOU GET YOUR JOB? HOW DO YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR KIDS? HOW DO YOU GET THE KIDS TO SCHOOL? ALL THESE ARE QUESTIONS THAT PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO ANSWER LOCALLY

AFTER THAT, AGAIN, ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE, VERY VISIBLE, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE HOSPITALS ARE FULL BUT SOME GOOD NEWS HERE IS THAT THE TESTING IS INCREASING THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE GETTING TESTED IS INCREASING IT SEEMS AS THOUGH THEY PASSED THAT THRESHOLD OF TRUST THE INITIAL TRUST ISSUE, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, ALISON, WAS HERE IN WICHITA

MANY PEOPLE BELIEVED THAT YOU COULD CONTRACT THE CORONAVIRUS THROUGH THE TESTS USER PEOPLE TRYING TO GO OUT AND TRY TO EDUCATE FOLKS, TRYING TO GET THEM TESTED AND TO KEEP THOSE TESTS CONFIDENTIAL IT'S VERY IMPORTANT >> TELL, GLAD TO HEAR YOU ARE MAKING SOME PROGRESS ON THAT FRONT THANK YOU SO MUCH

>> THANKS, AL >>> HOSPITALIZATIONS AND ICU CAPACITY HITTING RECORD HIGHS IN CALIFORNIA MAKING IT TOUGHER THAN EVER TO CARE FOR PATIENTS THERE DR ALEX THE KING JOINS ME NOW

HE IS ICU DOCTOR AT THE'S LITTLE COMPANY OF MARY MEDICAL CENTER AND TOWARDS CALIFORNIA DOCTOR, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO BE WITH US WHAT IS YOUR ICU LIKE RIGHT NOW IT IS VERY HIT OR MISS A LOT OF COLLEAGUES AND WE ARE CURRENTLY COMMUNICATING WITH EACH OTHER

THERE ARE CERTAIN AREAS THAT ARE NEAR MAX CAPACITY AND UNCERTAIN AREAS THAT WERE HIT HARD DURING THE FIRST WAVE THAT ARE WELL RELATIVELY SPREADS SO I THINK WE DO HAVE THE IN CHARGE AND THE ABILITY TO CONTAIN THIS SECOND WAVE BUT IT IS, AS I SAID, IT CAN BE VERY PRICEY AND WE NEED TO GET THE MESSAGE OUT AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE >> HOW OUR THE CASES, AND I GUESS I SHOULD ASK, OUR THE CASES THAT YOU ARE SEEING NOW DIFFERENT FROM WHAT YOU WERE SEEING BACK IN APRIL? AND WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEMS WITH THE HOSPITAL RIGHT NOW? >> YEAH, IT IS ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING QUESTIONS BECAUSE THE FIRST WAVE WE HAD SOME RADICAL COMMUNITY TRANSFER BETWEEN PEOPLE THAT WAS NOT AS PARTICULARLY DEADLY ONE OF THE POINTS OF EMPHASIS I WANTED TO MAKE IS WE HAD NURSING HOMES

WE HAD PRISONS WE HAD PEOPLE IN LOCKDOWNS, SPREADING IT AMONGST THEIR OWN RELATIVES AND IN THOSE SENSE, IT WOULD BE THE HIGH ROLE VIRAL TRANSFER ONE THAT REALLY SCARED ME IT IS WHY, YOU KNOW, THERE'S SOME TO SAY, THE VIRUS IS GOING TO GET OUT THERE

IT IS THE AMOUNT THE AMOUNT OF THE VIRUS THAT IS OUT THERE BETWEEN PEOPLE IT IS THE DEGREE OF TRANSFER WE ARE TALKING ABOUT ENCLOSED SPACES, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HUNDRED TIMES, YOU CAN TRACE THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS IN PEOPLE'S HOMES AND BARS AND CLOSED AREAS THAT IS WHY THE MASKS REMAIN A NO-BRAINER THAT IS WHY THE 6 FOOT DISTANCE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND OUTDOOR EVENTS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, NO- BRAINER >> WHAT KINDS OF TREATMENTS HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR YOUR PATIENCE? AND HAS THAT EVOLVED OVER TIME? ARE YOU DOING DIFFERENT THINGS THAT PERHAPS YOU WERE NOT DOING BACK IN, SAY, MARCH, APRIL, MAY? >> YEAH

WE HAVE SEEN A YOU A DAVIS TREATMENT ANTI-VIRAL, WHICH ARE IMMUNE MONTH LEADING DRUGS WE ARE EVEN STARTING TO SEE EVEN THOUGH I THE DOCTORS, WE ACTUALLY RESEARCH AND WE ASK YOU TO PUT ON A DIFFERENT HAT AND ENGAGE WITH DRUG COMPANIES ABOUT NOVEL TREATMENT HERPES THAT HAS BEEN AN EXCITING CHANGE

TAKEN PLACE OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS >> WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR PEOPLE RIGHT NOW , BOTH IN CALIFORNIA AND JUST ACROSS THE COUNTRY? WHAT CAN THEY DO TO HELP STOP THIS VIRUS FROM SPREADING, WHAT WOULD YOU ADVISE THEM? >> YEAH THERE'S AN ISSUE THAT I DON'T REALLY SEE BEING EXPRESSED UP THERE BUT I ALLUDED TO IT EARLIER IF YOU TALK TO THE PATIENTS WHO ARE IN THE ICU, SO SAY THAT 7% OF THE POPULATION IS CARRYING THE VIRUS RIGHT NOW BASED ON OUR TESTING IF IS UBIQUITOUS IN SOME SENSE

YOU ARE OUT IN PUBLIC THERE'S A CHANCE THAT SOMEONE IN A LARGE GROUP IS GOING TO BE CARING THAT VIRUS YOU HAVE FIVE DAYS OF PRETTY MUCH NO SYMPTOMS BUT IT IS THE PEOPLE THAT YOU GET REALLY CLOSE TO AND OFTENTIMES THEY ARE THE PEOPLE THAT YOU CARE THE MOST ABOUT THEY'RE PEOPLE ON YOUR OWN HOME

THEY ARE CLOSE FLEMING MEMBERS AND VERY HARD, YOU KNOW, THE DISEASE THAT REALLY PREYS ON OUR AFFECTION FOR EACH OTHER AND IT IS THAT DEGREE OF TRANSFER BETWEEN CLOSE PEOPLE, PEOPLE WHO REALLY KNOW EACH OTHER THAT CAN SOMETIMES BE THE MOST DEADLY AND THOSE ARE THE BAD STORIES THAT I HEAR FROM FAMILIES RIGHT NOW >> THAT IS REALLY HEARTBREAKING I KNOW SO MANY OF US HAVE SAID, YOU KNOW, I WISH I COULD HUG YOU

I WISH I COULD COME CLOSE TO YOU BECAUSE IT IS THE PEOPLE THAT WE LOVE IT IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR YOU THAT WE STILL NEED TO KEEP SOME DISTANCE AND NEED TO THINK ABOUT THAT DR HAKIM, I CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR YOUR TIME REALLY APPRECIATE IT

>> APPRECIATE IT >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP GOING AGAINST TOP HEALTH EXPERTS AGAIN TODAY ON TWITTER, RETWEETING CONSERVATIVE GAME SHOW HOST CHUCK LORI, ACCUSING THE CDC AND DOCTORS OF LYING ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS, SAYING IT IS ALL AN EFFORT TO HIS RE-ELECTION IT IS NOT JUST THE ADMINISTRATION TOP HEALTH OFFICIALS LIKE DR FAUCI

>> I RESPECT DR FAUCI A LOT BUT DR FAUCI IS NOT 100% RIGHT AND HE ALSO DOES NOT NECESSARILY DOES HE ADMITS THAT, THE WHOLE NATIONAL INTEREST MINE

HE LOOKS AT IT FROM A VERY PUBLIC HEALTH POINT OF YOU >> ADMIRALS ALIVE I THINK YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD ON THIS YESTERDAY HE WAS MAKING THE POINT THAT DR FAUCI REPRESENTS ONE VIEWPOINT IN THE ADMIN STATION AND HE LOOKS AT THINGS FROM A PUBLIC HEALTH STANDPOINT, DR

FAUCI IS ONE MEMBER OF A TEAM BUT REST ASSURED, HIS VIEWPOINT IS REPRESENTED AND HIS INFORMATION GETS TO THE THE PRESIDENT TO THE TASK FORCE >>> SHANNON, KELLY THING THAT DR FAUCI, YOU DO GET TO THE PRESENT BUT WHAT DO WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS TOLD NBC NEWS, QUOTE, SEVERAL NEW WHAT ELSE OFFICIALS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE NUMBER OF TIMES DR

FAUCI HAS BEEN WRONG ABOUT THINGS AND WHAT IS ON THAT LIST? >> WELL, IT WAS NEARLY A DOZEN STATEMENTS THAT THE OFFICIAL CRANE WERE MADE BY DR FAUCI WERE ERRONEOUS SOME OF THOSE WERE TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT IT DID NOT SHOW THE FULL CONTEXT OF WHAT DR

FAUCI WAS TRYING TO TO SAY BUT OVER THE WEEKEND, THE WHITE HOUSE, AS YOU CAN SEE, WHAT YOU SHOWED THERE, ALISON, IN THERE WITH THE QUESTIONS ABOUT, IN THE, FAUCI'S ACCURACY, PUTTING OUT THE MEMOS, OPPOSITION STYLE RESEARCH MEMOS, POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS PUT OUT ON THEIR OPPONENT TODAY, THEY SEEM TO BACK WALK THAT A LITTLE BIT PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS ASKED WHAT HE THINKS OF DR

FAUCI, AND HERE'S HIS RESPONSE TO THE THEM >> WILL, I HAVE A VERY GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH DR FAUCI, I HAVE HAD FOR A LONG TIME RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING

I FIND HIM A VERY NICE PERSON AND I DON'T ALWAYS AGREE WITH HIM >> AND SHORTLY BEFORE THAT, McENANY WAS ASKED A SIMILAR QUESTION ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP WITH FAUCI HE DENIED THAT THERE WAS ANY EFFORT BY THE WHITE HOUSE THE MEMO OF THE THE WHITE HOUSE THEY SAY HE HAS BEEN WRONG

SO PUSHING BACK ON THAT SOME BUT STILL NOT INCREDIBLY STRONG DEFENSE ABOUT DR FAUCI COMING FROM THE WHAT HAS THE BOTTOM LINE IS WHAT THEY SAY, THAT HE IS — REPORTS IN HIS ADMINISTRATION, IN THE COUNTRY

FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE THAT IS THE NATIONAL SO HE IS ONE VOICE HE IS ESSENTIALLY THE COUNTRY'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE DOCTOR AS WE ARE DEALING WITH A MAJOR INFECTION DISEASE >> YEAH, FOR SURE

DR FAUCI, HAS HE RESPONDED TO THIS? OR HAVE YOU HEARD ANYTHING FROM HIM ABOUT THIS? >> I HAVE NOT THERE HAVE BEEN — LATER TODAY THAT WILL BE WEBCAST HE HAS NOT BEEN ONE OF THE VOICES OUT THERE ON TV

WE HAVE HEARD FROM DR BIRX >> WE HAVE FURDA HEARD FROM THE SURGEON GENERAL YOU JUST PLAYED THE CLIP A MOMENT TO GO THE WHITE HOUSE HAS POTENTIALLY BEEN TRYING TO PUT OUT MEDICAL EXPERTS TO TALK ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS RATHER THAN THE WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS WHO, YOU KNOW, TRIED TO DEPOLITICIZE THE ISSUE WITH GETTING MORE MEDICAL EXPERTS, VOICES OUT THERE

DR FAUCI HAS NOT BEEN ONE OF THOSE, SO FAR WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL TOLD ME A COUPLE WEEKS AGO THAT THEY WERE ANTICIPATING PUTTING THEM OUT ON TV MORE BUT SO FAR, HE HAS JUST BEEN DOING A LOT OF, YOU KNOW, ONLINE WEBCASTS, YOU KNOW, SPEAKING TO A GROUP OF DOCTORS, MEDICAL EVENTS THEY ARE WATCHING VERY CLOSELY

OFTENTIMES, THINGS HE SAYS THERE ARE OF THEIR BY THE WIDER PRESS HE HAS NOT BEEN MAKING — AND MANY OTHER PEOPLE IN THE ADMINISTRATION >> SHANNON, THE PRESIDENT TODAY ALSO RETWEETED THIS MESSAGE SAYING THERE IS OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE THAT SCHOOLS SHOULD OPEN THIS FALL WE ARE GETTING MIXED MESSAGES FROM HIS ADMINISTRATION TAKE A LOOK

>> WELL, WE KNOW THAT CHILDREN GET THE VIRUS AT A FAR LOWER RATE THAN ANY OTHER PART OF THE POPULATION AND AGAIN, THERE IS NOTHING IN THE DATA THAT WOULD SUGGEST THAT KIDS BEING BACK IN SCHOOL IS DANGEROUS TO THEM >> WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE BARS UNDER CONTROL, WHEN WE GET THAT THE BARS MORATA CONTROL, THEN WE CAN REALLY THINK ABOUT HOW WE PUT JORDAN BACK IN THE CLASSROOM >> THE GOVERNMENT STILL HAS NOT PROVIDED A REOPENING PLAN DO WE HAVE ANY IDEA WHEN THAT MIGHT BE COMING AND WHAT MIGHT BE IN IT? >> WELL, WE DON'T REALLY HAVE ANY SPECIFICS

WHICH, OF COURSE, SCHOOLS, TRYING RIGHT NOW THAT THE PLAN FOR WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE NEXT MONTH OR SO CERTAINLY A PORTA FRUSTRATION THE ADMINISTRATION WAS PLANNING TO PUT OUT SOME GUIDELINES THAT IT APPEARED THAT THEY WERE BLOCKING THAT BACK BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANT TO BE TOO RESTRICTIVE FOR INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS IN CERTAIN AREAS AND OF COURSE, STATES HAVE A LOT OF CONTROL ABOUT HOW SCHOOLS ARE RUN AND IN ADDITION TO THE COMMUNITIES AND COUNTIES AND, YOU KNOW, AT THE LOCAL LEVEL

SO, YOU KNOW, THE ADMIN STATION STILL IS STRUGGLING WITH THIS THEY OBVIOUSLY WANT SCHOOLS TO REOPEN BUT THEY HAVE NOT GIVEN THAT CLEAR GUIDANCE AS TO HOW THEY ARE GOING TO REOPEN AND EVEN MANY STATES AND LOCALITIES HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO DO THEIR SCHOOL THAT GUIDANCE YET SOME THE SCHOOL DISTRICT RIGHT NOW ARE ESSENTIALLY TRYING TO FIGURE THIS OUT ON THEIR OWN

>> SHANNON, THE PRESIDENT GET A ROUNDTABLE TODAY WHERE PEOPLE POSITIVELY IMPACTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT? WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT THAT EVENT? >> WELL, THIS CONTINUES TO BE THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGING AS STRONG, LAW AND ORDER PRESIDENT PUSHING BACK AGAINST THE PROTESTS WE HAVE SEEN AROUND THE COUNTRY, AT LEAST THAT IS THE AIM, TO HAVE DISCOUNTER MESSAGING TO THE PROTESTS FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD AND THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT IT IS CLEARLY SOMETHING TO HIS BASE THAT HE IS FIRMLY BEHIND LAW ENFORCEMENT AND, NO, THIS WAS A RATHER UNIQUE EVENT OF HAVING VICTIMS OF CRIME AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS GIVING THE MESSAGE THAT POLICE ARE IMPORTANT

THE DEFUND THE POLICE MESSAGE, WHICH HE SAID WILL BE KEY TO HIS RELIGION OF COURSE, YOU KNOW, THIS ISSUE, THIS BROADER ISSUE OF CORONAVIRUS, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE PRESIDENT, YOU KNOW, DOES NOT HAVE ANYTHING SCHEDULED TODAY SPECIFICALLY TALK ABOUT CORONAVIRUS AND WE HAVE NOT HEARD MUCH FROM HIM OTHER THAN A FEW REMARKS NOW AND OF COURSE, THAT TWEET, THAT RETWEET YOU MENTIONED EARLIER, MISSING QUESTIONS ABOUT EVIDENCE OUT THERE AROUND CORONAVIRUS >> OH, BUT SHATILCA IT IS ONLY MONDAY

WE HAVE SO MUCH MORE AHEAD, I'M SURE SHANNON, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GETTING US CAUGHT UP ON WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE PROTECTED

>> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING 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 SO THAT'S ALL I WANTED TO SEE

>>> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE IT READY TO GO FOR THE PROVINCIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER? >> TO GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY

>> HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN THERE >> I THINK HE IS LYING EVERY DAY THAT IS THE STORY AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >> YOU NEED YOUR "MORNING JOE" >>> WE'D LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POSTRACIAL AMERICA

WE'RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> SO 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'S OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU'RE DIFFERENT YOU JUST 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 HERE IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> OUR GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US >> HERE IN MEXICO CITY, THE PEOPLE I SPOKE TO SAID IF THEY DON'T WORK, THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> OUR NBC NEWS AND 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 THAT YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL IT 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 PURPOSE

>> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FAINTHEARTED 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 >>> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED AND WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ACTUALLY ORDERED? I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO THAT THIS IS AN AGENT FOR POLITICAL CHANGE

PEOPLE ARE NOT 6 FEET APART FROM EACH OTHER FOR THE MOST PART ARE YOU WORD THESE CRISES MAY THE STILL WITH THESE ONGOING PROTESTS? >>> IT IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST QUESTIONS OF THE SUMMER IS IT SAFE FOR KIDS TO GO BACK TO THE CLASSROOM? NBC NEWS MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT DR JOHN TORRES GOT ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS ACROSS THE COUNTRY >> AS SCHOOLS STRUGGLE WITH THE REOPENING SAFELY, NBC NEWS REACH OUT 25 TOP PEDIATRICIANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY

A RANDOM SAMPLING OF DOCTORS TO FIND OUT JUST HOW DANGEROUS THE CORONAVIRUS IS FOR KIDS ARE EXPERTS AGREE, MOST CHILDREN DON'T GET AS SICK AS ADULTS AND THE SERIOUS COMPLICATIONS ARE RARE >> THIS HAS BEEN A STRANGE PANDEMIC BECAUSE EASILY FOR RESPIRATORY VIRUSES, TURNING ON THE FIRST AND THE MOST SUBSTANTIALLY AFFECTED THIS HAS BEEN A FLIP OF THAT WHERE ADULTS AND PARTICULARLY OUR OLDER ADULTS WHO HAVE BEEN MORE AFFECTED

>> OH, KIDS ONLY ACCOUNT FOR 2% OF ALL CASES DOCTORS SAY THEY DON'T EXPECT THAT NUMBER TO SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE ONCE SCHOOLS OPEN BECAUSE DID APPEAR TO BE GOOD AT WRITING THE VIRUS OUR KIDS AS GOOD AND TRENDS BURNING THE VIRUS AS ADULTS? >> THE DATA THAT HAVE COME AND NOW, TO SHOW THAT MOST TRANSMISSIONS OCCUR IN ADULTS OR ADULTS TO THE CHILDREN >> WHAT THE YOUNGER YOU ARE, PROBABLY THE LESS LIKELY YOU ARE TO BE ABLE TO TRANSMIT THE DISEASE

>> WHILE MANY TWO TEACHERS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT REOPENING SCHOOLS SO SOON, THE FIVE DOCTORS WE SPOKE TO AGREE, THE BENEFITS OF BEING IN A CLASSROOM FAR AWAY THE RISK FOR DISEASE THE KEY IS TO REOPEN SAFELY WE ARE NOT SAYING TRANSMISSIONS WHERE WE ARE FOLLOWING SOME SIMPLE GUIDELINES WE THINK EACH SCHOOL SYSTEM IS GOING TO HAVE TO COME UP WITH THEIR OWN GUIDELINES

>> ALL AGREE GUIDELINES SHOULD INCLUDES RULES FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING KEEP DUST THREE TO 6 FEET APART AND MAKE SURE YOUR TESTS ARE NOT MAKING FACING EACH OTHER SCHOOLS MAY WANT TO CONSIDER HOLDING GYM CLASSES OUTSIDE >> IN YOUR PERFECT WORLD WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE IN THOSE SCHOOL SYSTEMS? >> THEY SHOULD TRY TO INCREASE THE AIRFLOW IN THE CLASSROOMS, TRY TO PUT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE I HAVE BEEN DOING A LOT OF RESEARCH THAT THE NEED FOR A FACE MASK >> I DON'T THINK THEY ARE NECESSARILY USEFUL

IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS DO PROVIDE PROTECTION I THINK, FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS >> WOULD YOU LET YOUR KIDS GO BACK TO THE SCHOOL? >> I WILL MY KIDS ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT >> YES PERIOD

ABSOLUTELY >> ABSOLUTELY >> WITHOUT HESITATION >> WITHOUT HESITATION, YEAH >> I HAVE NO CONCERNS ABOUT TAKING MY CHILD TO THE SCHOOL IN THE FALL

>> I WOULD NOT LET MY KIDS GO BACK TO SCHOOL >> AFTER JOHN TORRES, NBC NEWS >>> NEW GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO OUT WITH A NEW GUIDELINE TODAY TO HELP DECIDE WHETHER SCHOOLS WILL REOPEN IN THE FALL HE SAYS STUDENTS WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED BACK IN PARTS OF THE STATE WITH AN INFECTION RATE UNDER 5% >> THERE WAS A STATE FORMULA THAT WILL DETERMINE IF IT IS SAFE TO REOPEN SCHOOLS

OKAY? SO OPEN SCHOOLS WERE NOT, THE STATE DETERMINES IT STATE GUIDELINES AS TO HOW THAT SCHOOL REOPENS >> NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT KATHY PARK IS OUTSIDE THE PUBLIC SCHOOL IN NEW YORK CITY KATHY, TELL US MORE ABOUT THE STATE FORMULA >> Reporter: WILL, ALISON, SCHOOLS WILL BE ABLE TO REOPEN IF THE REGION IS IN PHASE FOUR

AND THE DAILY ADDICTION WHICH IS UNDER 5%, OVER A 14 DAY PERIOD ULTIMATELY, GOVERNOR CUOMO WILL MAKE THE CALL IF SCHOOLS WILL BE REOPENING THIS FALL AND HE SAID HE WILL BE MAKING THAT ANNOUNCEMENT THE FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST NOW, IF, FOR SOME REASON, THERE IS A SPIKE IN CASES, AND THE INFECTION RATE IS ABOVE 9%, ONE THE TIME FRAME COMES TO THAT AUGUST DATE, AUGUST 1st, THEN HE SAID HE WILL HAVE TO HIT THE EMERGENCY BUTTON AGAIN AT CLOSE SCHOOLS ONCE AGAIN ALISON? >> YEAH, KATHY, IT SOUNDS LIKE IF A SCHOOL MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS BUT CASES SURGE AFTERWARDS, THAT IS A RECIPE FOR A SHUTDOWN AGAIN? >> Reporter: CORRECT

AND RIGHT NOW, THINGS ARE STILL KIND OF IN THE PLANNING PHASE RIGHT NOW SO A LOT OF THESE SCHOOL DISTRICT BEHIND THE SCENES ARE COMING UP WITH THESE REOPENING PLANS HERE IN NEW YORK CITY, SPECIFICALLY MAYOR BILL de BLASIO ANNOUNCED THOSE GUIDELINES AND ESSENTIALLY IT WILL BE A BLENDED LEARNING MODEL IT WILL BE A COMBINATION OF IN-PERSON LEARNING AS WELL AS REMOTE LEARNING ESSENTIALLY KIDS WILL BE IN THE CLASSROOM 2 TO 3 TIMES A WEEK

HOWEVER, FAMILIES DO HAVE THE OPTION OF ALL REMOTE LEARNING THEY WILL BE ABLE TO OPT INTO THAT BLENDED LEARNING ENVIRONMENT, THAT DIFFERENT POINTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR >> KATHY, DO WE KNOW ANYTHING MORE ABOUT THE RESTRICTIONS FOR SCHOOLS ONCE THEY ARE ALLOWED TO REOPEN SOME OF THE RULES, WHETHER IT IS ON TESTING TEMPERATURE CHECKS, ANYTHING LIKE THAT? THESE ARE ALL THINGS THAT ARE STILL IN THE WORKS? >> Reporter: YEAH, DEFINITELY THEY ARE STILL IN THE WORKS THEY DO HAVE A DEADLINE

GOVERNOR CUOMO SAID THAT THESE SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL HAVE TO COME UP WITH THESE PLANS AND SUBMIT THEM BY THE END OF THE MONTH AND THEN AUGUST 1st, THAT FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST, IS WHEN HE WILL MAKE THE ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT WHETHER SCHOOLS CAN REOPEN >> KATHY, I KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN TALKING TO THE PARENTS IN THE COMMUNITY WHAT ARE THEY TELLING YOU? HOW DO THEY FEEL ABOUT ALL OF THIS? >> Reporter: OH A THEY DEFINITELY HAVE MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT THIS OBVIOUSLY, THEY WANT THEIR KIDS BACK IN SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT BECAUSE OF THAT VALUABLE INTERACTION WITH TEACHERS AS WELL AS FELLOW STUDENTS THEY ALSO WORRY ABOUT THEIR CHILDREN'S HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE CLASSROOMS

RIGHT NOW, PARENTS ARE JUGGLING NOT ONLY THEIR OWN WORK, BUT SCHOOLWORK AND THEN ALSO TROUBLESHOOTING ANY SORT OF GLITCH THAT THEY HAVE TO DEAL WITH AS THE STUDENTS ARE IN FRONT OF THE CAN COMPUTER FOR HOURS ON END WE HAD A TALK WITH ONE MOM WHO SHARED A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THE CHALLENGING THAT ARE HAPPENING INSIDE HER OWN HOUSEHOLD >> IT IS NOT EASY BECAUSE PARENTS HAVE ALL THE WORK YOU KNOW? AND IT IS REALLY HARD ON THE PARENTS SO I THINK IT IS TO WORK IT OUT

BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO DO THE WORK THE TIME FRAME SOME PARENTS ARE NOT HOME AND IT IS NOT EASY BECAUSE DOING THAT EVERY MORNING, YOU KNOW , YOU HAVE OVER — TWO YOUNG ONES IT IS NOT EASY

>> CERTAINLY IS NOT EASY A LOT OF THESE PARENTS DESERVE A GOLD STAR FOR THE AMOUNT OF WORK THAT THEY ARE HAVING TO DO AT HOME SO WHAT MIGHT THE CLASSROOM EXPENSE LOOK LIKE COME FALL? HERE SPECIFICALLY IN NEW YORK CITY MAYOR BILL de BLASIO, THEY WILL BE UTILIZING LARGER SPACES, SO AUDITORIUMS AND GYMS WILL BE USED FOR SPREADING OUT THOSE STUDENTS AND OFTEN THAT IN CLASS EXPERIENCE OF FAMILIES MOVING FORWARD AND OFFERING THAT OPTION FOR THEIR STUDENTS

THERE WILL BE CLEANING THROUGHOUT THE DAY OVERNIGHT CLEANING AND HAND SANITIZERS, OBVIOUSLY, THAT WILL BE ACCESSIBLE AND THEN LEADING UP TO THE FALL, SEPTEMBER, HVAC SYSTEMS WILL BE GETTING UPGRADES TO IMPROVE THE AIRFLOW INSIDE THESE BUILDINGS, ALISON >> TESTING , YOU SAID IT THEY GOLD STAR IF NOT 10 FOR ALL OF THOSE PARENTS OUT THERE TRYING TO JUGGLE SCHOOL WORK AND THEIR ARTWORK AND KEEPING THEIR FAMILIES HEALTHY AND SAFE

I KNOW IT HAS BEEN A SUPER STRESSFUL TIME FOR ALL OF THEM ESPECIALLY AS THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THEIR KIDS THIS FALL >> YEAH A LOT OF QUESTIONS ON SO MANY LEVELS AND THEY ARE HAVING TO THE DAY WITH A LOT

THEY HAVE HAD TO STEP INTO THE ROLE OF TEACHER PRETTY MUCH OVERNIGHT, ALISON >> A GOLD STAR FOR THOSE >> YOU SAID IT KATHY PARK, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> YOU GOT IT

>>> BELGIUM JOINING OTHER EUROPEAN NATIONS REOPENING THEIR SCHOOLS THIS FALL PROMOTE GLOBAL CORRESPONDED TO ARGELIA IS IN BRUSSELS TO SHOW US HOW THEY PLAN TO DO IT >> WELL, ALISON, IN TERMS OF RIGHT NOW, IT IS QUITE IN FRONT OF THIS SCHOOL BELGIUM IS FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR WHAT THEY HAVE IN PLACE IS A COLOR-CODED TRAFFIC LIGHT SYSTEM

GREEN BEING THE BEST CASE SCENARIO AND THE RED WORST YELLOW COLOR MEANS THAT THE VIRUS IS STILL PRESENT BUT THE NUMBER OF INFECTIONS IS RELATIVELY LOW A >> WITH ONE EDUCATION AT MR AND HE SAID EARLY ON, HE LOOKED TO DENMARK AS AN EXAMPLE

ONE OF THE FIRST ONES TO REOPEN SCHOOLS IT WAS NOT REALLY INSIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THE NUMBER OF NEW INFECTIONS IT GIVE THEM A POINT OF REFERENCE A DID SEE THAT THE PROCESS WOULD BE A DIFFICULT ONE BECAUSE IT WAS ABOUT STRIKING A BALANCE BETWEEN SEVERAL IMPORTANT FACTORS TAKE A LISTEN

>> YOU HAVE TO MAKE A CHOICE BETWEEN THE CYCLE, FOR EXAMPLE THE CLOSURE OF SCHOOLS THE COST FOR CHILDREN, EDUCATION SYSTEM AND ON THE OTHER HAND, THE SAFETY AND IT IS A BALANCE

AND SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE FOR THE EDUCATION AND FOR THEIR WELL- BEING AND THAT MIGHT HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE SAFETY >> WELL, MOST WILL BE REOPENING SCHOOLS IN SEPTEMBER, ALBEIT WITH STRICT HYGIENE GUIDELINES ITALY, FOR EXAMPLE, ONE OF THE HARDEST HIT COUNTRIES IN EUROPE, WILL BE POPPING IN SOME $1 MILLION THEY PLAN TO DO THAT BUT HAVING 50,000 PEOPLE TO THE MAN SMALLER SOCIAL DISTANCE CLASSES

IT SEEMS LIKE COME SEPTEMBER, SCHOOLS LIKE THIS WILL BE OPERATING COVID-19 WILL BE VERY MUCH A PART OF THAT NEW REALITY >> WHAT IF WE MISSED A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS CASES , ESPECIALLY EARLY ON? MEDICAL EXPERTS AROUND THE COUNTRY ARE BRAVING AUTOPSY TO SEE IF THEY CAN FIND CASES THAT WILL OVERLOOKED NBC NEWS INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER EMANUAL SPOKE WITH THE DOCTORS MEETING THIS SURGE SHE JOINS US NOW

TELL US MORE ABOUT THIS WHAT ARE THEY FINDING? >> WELL, ALISON, FOR SOME OF THE MEDICAL EXPERTS THAT RESPECTED, THE IS STILL STATE OF AT THE BEGINNING STAGES OF THEIR INVESTIGATION AS HE MENTIONED, THEY HAD TO GO THROUGH AUTOPSY FILES THEY LOOK AT THE ER

PULLING UP HUNDREDS IF NOT THOUSANDS OF CASES GOING THROUGH THEM AND IDENTIFYING THOSE WHO DISPLACED SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 AFTER THAT, THEY WILL START TESTING EITHER BLOOD SAMPLES OR TISSUE SAMPLES BUT THE REASON THEY ARE DOING THIS IS TO TRY AND UNDERSTAND HOW EARLY THE VIRUS LANDED IN THE US AND HOW PREVALENT THE VIRUS WAS IN THEIR OWN COMMUNITY, BUT ALSO ACROSS THE UNITED STATES

WE SPOKE TO 18 IN NEW YORK, AT NYU'S MEDICAL CENTER AND THE PATHOLOGIST THERE REALLY INSISTED THAT HE IS CONVINCED THE VIRUS IS HERE BEFORE THESE WERE OFFICIALLY DECLARED CASE IN NEW YORK AND THAT IS WHY HE IS DOING THAT WORK HE IS IDENTIFIED 150 CASES THAT THEY ARE GOING TO START TESTING NOW AND THAT COULD POTENTIALLY CHANGE OUR TIME LINE AND OUR UNDERSTANDING OF WHEN THE VIRUS ARRIVED IN THE UNITED STATES >> YEAH, I WAS GOING TO ASKED, IF, IN FACT, THAT IS TRUE, IF HIS HUNCH IS CORRECT, WHAT DOES THAT TELL US ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS AND THAT WHAT CAN THEY DO WITH THAT KIND OF INFORMATION? >> AS I SAID, IT COULD POTENTIALLY CHANGE OUR TIME LINE AND OUR CURRENT CHRONOLOGY OF HOW WE UNDERSTAND THE VIRUS RIGHT NOW

FOR DR SCHUBEL AND THE PATHOLOGIST AT NYU, HE THINKS THAT GAINING A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THAT EARLY SPREAD, THAT POTENTIALLY WAS A SILENT SPREAD, COULD HELP US BETTER PREPARE FOR THIS FEATURE BUT HE IS SAYING THAT, WHAT NEW YORK IS IT'S BEEN SING, REPLICATED ACROSS DIFFERENT STATES RIGHT NOW AND THAT IS WHY HE IS SAYING TO FIND THESE EARLY CASES SO IN OTHER ETHOLOGISTS, OR MEDICAL EXAMINER, IN OHIO THAT WE BOOKED TO HE OVER SAW THE INVESTIGATION IN ONE OF OHIO'S — THE SECOND- LARGEST RATE OF INFECTION AND FOR HIM, THESE TYPES OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS OFFICES REALLY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CATCH A POPULATION THAT PERHAPS HAD BEEN IGNORED

BECAUSE TO INVESTIGATE VIOLENT DEATHS, SUICIDE, ACCIDENTAL DEATHS, THEY ARE CATCHING PEOPLE WHO PERHAPS DID NOT GET TESTED FOR THE CORONAVIRUS BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT DISPLAYING SYMPTOMS BUT MAYBE THEY COULD NOT AFFORD TO GET TESTED AND THAT COULD POTENTIALLY GIVE LOCAL AND NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS INFORMATION ON WHICH COMMUNITIES THEY NEED TO FOCUS ON >> EMANUAL, IT IS SUCH FASCINATING RESEARCH I'M WONDERING, IS THE CURRENT SURGE OF CORONAVIRUS CASES THE SPIKE THAT YOU MENTIONED, IS THAT HAVING AN IMPACT ON THE RESEARCH THAT THEY ARE TRYING TO DO IN ANY WAY? >> ABSOLUTELY, ALISON MY COLLEAGUES, I JUST WORKED WITH MY COLLEAGUE, LISA, AND SHE FOCUSED LARGELY ON CALIFORNIA

AND MANY OF THE — THEY ARE ACTUALLY THE ONLY STATES THAT HAD ISSUED AN OFFICIAL DIRECTIVE ALL MEDICAL EXAMINERS TO START RETESTING CASES ALL THE WAY BACK TO SEPTEMBER 2019 A LOT OF THEM ARE DEALING WITH IT DAY TO DAY A SPOKESPERSON FOR IMPERIAL COUNTY, FOR EXAMPLE, ONE OF THE HARDEST HIT COUNTIES RIGHT NOW, SAID IT IS JUST NOT POSSIBLE TO DO THIS TYPE OF BACKTRACKING WHILE THEY ARE DOING WITH THIS RESURGENCE SO HOPEFULLY IN THE FUTURE, IT IS SOMETHING THEY CAN LOOK AT DOING

BUT RIGHT NOW, THEY NEED TIME THEY ALSO NEED FUNDING AND SOME STAFFING >> YEAH WILL, EMMANUEL, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR REPORTING I'M SO CURIOUS TO SEE WHAT THEY FIND

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WE'RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> SO 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'S OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU'RE DIFFERENT YOU JUST 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 >>> AFTER NEARLY NINE DECADES WASHINGTON REDSKINS ARE RETIRING THEIR CONTROVERSIAL NAME AND LOGO THAT NAME HAS LONG BEEN SEEN BY NATIVE AMERICANS AS AN ETHNIC SLUR THE NFL TEAM SAYS ITS OWNER AND HEAD COACH ARE WORKING ON A NEW NAME AND DESIGN

IN ONE REPORTER TOM COSTELLO REPORTS >> Reporter: GOOD IT YEAH, THAT WASHINGTON REDSKINS ARE NO MORE THE TEAM ANNOUNCED THIS MINING IT IS DROPPING THAT NAME AND THAT LOCAL EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY THE THREE-TIME SUPER BOWL CHAMPS HAVE ANOTHER PRESSURE FOR YEARS, DECADES, REALLY, TO MAKE THE CHANGE, BUT ALL ALONG, BUT HE REFUSED NOW IT IS MAKE THE CHANGE COMMIT THIS TO WAVE OF PUBLIC OPINION AGAINST RACISM

AND AFTER BIG TEAM SPONSORS INCLUDING FedEx DEMANDED THE CHANGE OR RISK LOSING SPONSORSHIPS THIS MORNING, A STORY FOR THE FRANCHISE THAT IS DROPPING ITS CONTROVERSIAL NAME AND LOGO THE WASHINGTON NFL TEAM ANNOUNCING ITS DECISION THIS MORNING WITH PLANS TO THE, QUOTE, DEVELOP A NEW NAME AND DESIGN APPROACH THAT WILL ENHANCE THE STANDING OF OUR PROUD TRADITION, RICHARD FRANCHISE, AND ASPIRE OUR SPONSORS, FANS, AND COMMUNITY FOR THE NEXT 100 YEARS THE POTENTIAL CHANGE FORCED REPORTED BY THE SPORTS BUSINESS JOURNAL IN RECENT WEEKS, THE TEAM HAS BEEN FACING SIGNIFICANT CORPORATE AND POLITICAL PUSHBACK TO CHANGE THE MONITOR

WIDELY VIEWED AS A RACIAL SLUR AGAINST NATIVE AMERICANS ONE OF THE LEAGUE'S REGIONAL FRANCHISES, THE NAME STATES 87 YEARS AGO EARLIER THIS MONTH, DELIVERY GIANT FedEx WHICH OWNS THE NAMING RIGHTS FOR THE TEAM'S STADIUM AND LAND OF MARYLAND ISSUED A STATEMENT, WE HAVE COMMUNICATED TO THE TEAM IN WASHINGTON OUR REQUEST THAT THE CHANGE THE TEAM NAME THIS AS ADWEEK MAGAZINE REPORTED THE INVESTMENT FIRMS AND SHAREHOLDERS WORTH $620 BILLION ASKED FedEx ALONG WITH MAKING AND PEPSI TO TERMINATE THEIR TIES TO THE FRANCHISE I'M ASKING OWNER DAN SNYDER MADE THE CHANGE

LIKE FEDEX, NIKE AND PEPSICO HAVE ANNOUNCED THEY SUPPORT A NEW NAME MEANWHILE, MULTIPLE LAWMAKERS TOLD THE "WASHINGTON POST", THE TEAM WOULD ONLY BE ALLOWED TO RELOCATE FROM MARYLAND BACK TO DC IF THE NAME WAS GONE AND LIKE NIKE, AMAZON, TARGET, AND 'S SPORTING GOODS ALSO PULLED WASHINGTON'S MERCHANDISE THE ORGANIZATION RELEASED A STATEMENT SAYING IT WAS CONDUCTING A THOROUGH REVIEW OF THE NAME A MAJOR REVERSAL FOR SNYDER, WHO BOUGHT THE TEAM IN 1999 AND PREVIOUSLY SAID HE NEVER WOULD MAKE THE CHANGE, CLAIMING THAT NAME HONORS NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE

>> WE ARE PEOPLE NOT MASCOTS >> A CITIZEN OF THE PONI MISSION, CRYSTAL, RECENTLY TELLING NBC NEWS, THE "R" WORD IS THE LETTER AND WORK WE CAN NO LONGER TOLERATE THIS TYPE OF HATE SPEECH IN OUR SOCIETY AT NO CONFRONTING RACIAL INEQUALITY, AND NFL FRANCHISE COULD TAKE THE FIELD THIS FALL WITH A NEW IDENTITY >>> SO THE TEAM HAS NOT YET AND THUS THE NAME

BUT A MONK NAMED SET TO BE UNDER CONSIDERATION ON THE FLOORS, THE REDHAWKS, AND THE REDTAILS THE TEAM IS REPORTEDLY WORKING ON TRADEMARK ISSUES AND IT IS ALSO SAID IT WANTS TO CHOOSE A NAME THAT HONORS BOTH VETERANS AND NATIVE AMERICANS WASHINGTON HAS HAD THIS NAME FOR 87 YEARS IT IS MERCHANDISE ALONG THE BEST- SELLING IN THE NFL THE TEAM INSISTED THAT THEY WERE HONORING NATIVE AMERICANS BUT IN THE WAKE OF GEORGE GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH AND THE PROTEST TO FOLLOW, THE CRESCENDO OF PUBLIC OPINION WAS TOO GREAT TO IGNORE, ESPECIALLY AS NATIVE AMERICANS PUSHED FOR A NAME CHANGE

I'M TOM COSTELLO IN WASHINGTON BACK TO YOU >>> TODAY, A FEDERAL JUDGE IN WASHINGTON DC DECLINED TO RULE ON WHETHER TO THE TAINT MIGRANT FAMILIES SHOULD BE RELEASED TO THEIR CHILDREN YESTERDAY, LAWYERS REPRESENTING THE TAINT FAMILIES FILED A COMPLAINT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ALLEGING THAT IC

E DENIED THEM MEDICAL CARE NBC NEWS JUST THIS CORRESPONDENT JULIE KJENDLIE JOINS ME NOW AND JULIE, WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR THE TAINT MIGRANT FAMILIES? >> Reporter: WELL, IT MEANS ANOTHER DAY OF NOT GOING WHAT THEIR FUTURE LOOKS LIKE AND IF THEY WILL BE MAKING UP WITH EACH OTHER, WITH PARENTS AND CHILDREN IN THE SAME PLACE COME FRIDAY SO FRIDAY IS THE DEADLINE THAT A JUDGE IN CALIFORNIA BUT THE PLACE FOR THE DAY THAT I TAKE TO RELEASE CHILDREN FROM THESE TWO TO FACILITIES BUT THAT JUDGE DOES NOT HAVE TO STATION OF THE PARENT >> THAT IS THAT IS, HERE IN DC, AND JUST AN HOUR AGO, ALISON, LISTEN TO THE, HE SAID HE WOULD NOT BE WILLING TO NOT BEFORE THAT FRIDAY DEADLINE TO SAY THAT THE PARENTS HAVE TO BE WITH US AS WELL

HE SAID HE NEEDS TO THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK AND IT SEEMS THAT HE MAY GO IN THE DIRECTION OF RULING THE DOUGH SHOULD BE RELEASED FROM THOSE MEDICAL CONDITIONS THAT WE DETAILED IN A REPORTING BUT THAT A WIDESCALE RELEASE, LIKE THE LAWYERS FOR THESE FAMILIES ARE ASKING FOR, THAT THEY NEED TO BE RELEASED TOGETHER NOW, I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH THE LAW REPRESENTS FAMILIES AND TELL ME TO THE SOUTH TEXAS RESIDUAL CENTER FOR FAMILIES AND SHE SAID THAT YOU WOULD THINK THAT A LOT OF PARENTS WOULD SAY, NO IF I'M GIVEN THE CHOICE, I WANT TO STAY WITH MATCHUP BUT SHE SAYS THAT IF THEY ARE GIVEN THE CHOICE AND THEY MAY NOT, THE PARENTS THAT SHE IS TALKING TO ARE SO DESPERATE, THEY MAY CHOOSE TO RELEASE THEIR CHILD BECAUSE THEY THINK THAT THEY ARE SAVING THEIR LIFE AS THE CASES OF COVID CONTINUED TO RISE INSIDE I

CE FACILITIES >> OH, JULIA, THOSE POOR PARENTS WE HAVE HEARD SOME HORROR STORIES ABOUT THE CONDITIONS AND DETENTION FACILITIES

HOW ARE LAWYERS DESCRIBING THOSE CONDITIONS RIGHT NOW? >> Reporter: WELL, HERE WE ARE HEARING A LOT FROM ACROSS THE DETENTION ICE FACILITIES THE RATES ARE LOWER THAT WE ARE SEEING IN OTHER FACILITIES LIKE WE HAVE SEEN IN ARIZONA, LIKE WE WERE AND I WERE I TALK ABOUT THIS WEEK

35 CASES AND, LIKE I SAID, THE FAMILIES, THEY ARE POSITIVE CASE IN THE THIS IS THAT THEY WERE ALL ASKED TO THE SELF TEST AND THEY WERE NOT GIVEN A REAL TEST THAT WOULD DETERMINE WHETHER THEY HAD COVID THEY'RE GETTING READY FOR IN IT THE CASES ARE RISING IN THOSE REGIONS STAFF, PEOPLE COME OUT OF THESE BUILDINGS

DEODORANT AND THEY ARE ALSO SAYING THAT THEY'RE NOT GETTING THE MEDICAL CARE THAT THEY NEED, EVEN FOR OTHER CONDITIONS, APART FROM COVID THEY ARE NOT BEING CARED FOR FOR THINGS LIKE HEART MURMUR FOR THEIR CHILDREN BREAST CANCER IN ONE CASE ONE WOMAN HAD A TUMOR ON THE BACK OF HER HEAD

NO ONE WOULD TELL HER IF IT WAS MORNING MEN THESE ARE BASIC THINGS THAT PEOPLE ARE NOT GETTING THE CARE FOR LAWYERS ARE ARGUING, HOW COULD THEY POSSIBLY CARE FOR THESE FAMILIES, ESPECIALLY THE VULNERABLE POPULATIONS OF THESE YOUNG CHILDREN, IF THEY CAN'T ATTEND TO THE OTHER MEDICAL NEEDS, LET ALONE DURING A PANDEMIC? SPECTRALLY, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION PUSHING BACK AGAINST RELEASING THE TAINT FAMILIES BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS WHAT GROUNDS? WHAT ARE THEY SAYING? >> WELL, THEY ARE SAYING THAT IT IS JUST AS RISKY FOR THESE FAMILIES TO BE OUTSIDE IN THE WORLD LIKE YOU AND ME, ALISON BECAUSE OF THE RECENT COVID-19 >> IN AMERICA THEY COULD HAVE THE EXACT SAME CHANCE AGAIN INSIDE I

CE FACILITY >> THE JUDGE SHOULD MAKE THESE POLICIES LIKE PBE AND SOCIAL DISTANCING, MORE THAN STRINGENT INSIDE RATHER THAN ORDERING WIDESPREAD RELEASE THEY SEE THIS IS A MATTER OF DETERMINING LAW AND ORDER

NO, WHEN THINK THE GOVERNMENT, THOUGH, MIGHT BE AFRAID OF LOSING HIS HAVING PRECEDENT OVER HOW JUDGES CAN DETERMINE WHO GETS RELEASED FROM ICE CUSTODY WE KNOW IT IS A HUGE PRIORITY

THE DC CASE I WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT REALLY ONLY ABLE TO RULE ON THE PARENTS CURRENTLY IN DETENTION THAT DOES NOT HAVE THE — IT DOES NOT GO TO ANY OTHER MEMBERS EXCEPT FOR PEOPLE, THE ADULTS IN THE PARENTS CURRENTLY IN DETENTION NOW >> JULIE KJENDLIE, IT IS A STORY WE HAVE TALKED WITH YOU ABOUT SOME INTENSE THESE FAMILIES? AND, THEY STILL DON'T HAVE ANSWERS THANK YOU FOR YOUR LATEST REPORTING

>> THANK YOU >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW LET'S GO TO OUR CORRESPONDENT WHO HAS THE LATEST HEADLINES FROM NBC NEWSCOM SAVANNA, GREAT TO SEE YOU

WHAT IS GOING ON? >> Reporter: HELLO ALLISON THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME LET'S START WITH AN UPDATE ON THE CORONAVIRUS CASES CLIMBED OVER THE WEEKEND WITH FLORIDA CLOCKING IN MORE THAN 50,000 NEW CASES THAT IS A SCARY NEW RECORD

NO OTHER STATE HAS REPORTED A SINGLE DAY TOTAL THAT HIGH IT IS MAKING SOME OFFICIALS QUESTION WHETHER IT IS SAFE TO REOPEN SCHOOLS DO YOU BELIEVE COULD TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL IN PERSON NEXT MONTH? >> I THINK THEY CAN'T GO BACK, THAT IS FOR SURE THINGS WOULD HAVE TO APPROVE PRETTY DRAMATICALLY OVER THE NEXT SIX WEEKS FOR THAT TO HAPPEN I THINK THAT IS OUR HOPE IN TERMS OF HOPING WE CAN IMPROVE

>> Reporter: EARLIER TODAY, THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION CAUTIONED AGAINST REOPENING SCHOOLS TOO SOON, ESPECIALLY IN PLACES THAT ARE HOT SPOTS FOR THE VIRUS THEY ALSO WARNED THAT SCIENTISTS DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE LONG- TERM SIDE EFFECTS OF COVID- 19 IN CHILDREN >> WE CAN'T MOVE FROM SENDING KIDS TO SCHOOL AND THEN DEAL WITH THAT, AND THEN DEAL WITH THE WORKPLACE OR HOSPITALS OR LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES THIS IS PLAYING WHACK A MOLE WE CAN'T TURN SCHOOLS INTO ANOTHER POLITICAL FOOTBALL IN THIS GAME

>> Reporter: OF COURSE, THESE COMMENTS COME A FEW DAYS AFTER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SAID THEY WILL PUSH FOR SCHOOLS TO REOPEN THIS FALL NOW, MOVING ON TO SPORTS NEWS WASHINGTON, DC'S NFL TEAM ANNOUNCED TODAY THEY WILL RETIRE THEIR NAME AND LOGO

THIS FOLLOWS YEARS OF CRITICISM THAT THE TEAMS IDENTIFIED A RACIST SLUR THE TEAM IS WORKING CLOSELY TO DEVELOP A NEW DESIGN APPROACH AND NAME IT IS TBD ON WHAT THE NEW NAME WILL BE >>> I WANT TO SHOW YOU SOME UNSETTLED VIDEOS AFTER DOZENS WERE INJURED ABOARD A FIRE SHIP OFFICIALS WERE STILL FIGHTING THE FLAMES THIS MORNING

THEY DO NOT KNOW HOW IT BEGAN BUT, IT MAY HAVE STEMMED WITH AN ISSUE OF THE STEPS SHIPS PRESSURIZATION >>> ACTRESS KELLY PRESTON DIED YESTERDAY AFTER A TWO-YEAR BATTLE WITH BREAST CANCER HER HUSBAND, JOHN TRAVOLTA ANNOUNCED THE TRAGIC NEWS OVERNIGHT TAKING DOCTORS FOR TREATING PRESTON THROUGHOUT HER PREVIOUSLY UNDISCLOSED ILLNESS SHE WAS 57 YEARS OLD

THAT IS THE OUR HEADLINES FOR THIS HOUR >> THANK YOU SO MUCH POINT THAT WAS THE FIRST HEADLINE I SAW WHEN I WOKE UP I THOUGHT IT WAS SUCH BAD NEWS THANKS AGAIN >> Reporter: IT WAS

>>> FLORIDA SET A NEW RECORD YESTERDAY REPORTING MORE CORONAVIRUS CASES IN ONE DAY THAN ANY OTHER STATE EVER 15,299, THAT EASILY BEATS NEW YORK DURING ITS PEAK DISNEY WORLD REOPENED THIS WEEKEND, THEY WELCOMED VISITORS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THREE MONTHS SAM BROCK IS JOINING US NOW FROM ORLANDO SAM, WE WILL GET TO DISNEY, BUT FIRST WHAT ARE HEALTH OFFICIALS SAYING ABOUT THE NUMBERS IN FLORIDA? THE STATE REPORTED MORE THAN ALL CASES IN EUROPE COMBINED YESTERDAY

THEY BEAT NEW YORK'S WORST DAY BY 3000 CASES THIS IS JUST NUTS >> Reporter: IT IS CRAZY THE NUMBERS ON THEIR FACE BOGGLE THE MIND THE LEVEL OF CONCERN RIGHT NOW, ALLISON IS DEFINITELY EATING DIALED UP

GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS IS EXPECTED TO FEE SPEAK TONIGHT AT 5:00 HE HAS NOT SPOKEN SINCE SUNDAY THIS WILL BE THE FIRST REACTION TO RECORD NUMBERS DESANTIS HAS PREVIOUSLY TALKED ABOUT TESTING AND HOW THAT IS CONTRIBUTING TO THE SPIKE BUT, THE LAST TWO BATCHES OF NUMBERS WE HAVE GOT FROM THE STATE, BOTH HAVE BEEN RECORDS

THAT IS LIKELY GOING TO BE PART OF THE NARRATIVE OTHER HEALTH OFFICIALS AND ELECTED OFFICIALS ARE TALKING OUT THE MAYOR OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY CAME OUT YESTERDAY AND SAID THAT IF THIS CONTINUES AT THIS RATE, OUR HOSPITALS ARE GOING TO BE FULL THE ICU BEDS CAPACITY IN MIAMI-DADE AS OF TODAY JUST UPDATED TO 976%

THEY ARE TEETERING TOWARD THAT BREAK OF MAXIMUM CAPACITY HE SAID, WE WILL NOT RUN OUT OF ONLY SPACE, BUT STAFFING, AS WELL MAJOR LEVELS OF CONCERN RIGHT NOW >> SAM, LET'S TALK ABOUT DISNEY POINT WAS IT CROWDED THERE THIS WEEKEND? AND, WHAT IS THE PARK DOING TO KEEP VISITORS AND EMPLOYEES SAFE? >> Reporter: AS FAR AS WE CAN TELL IT IS NOT CROWDED I SAY AS FAR AS WE CAN TELL

THE MAIN ENTRANCE IS OVER MY SHOULDER, BUT DISNEY HAS NOT GIVEN US PERMISSION TO GET ONTO THEIR CAMPUS WE KNOW THE VIDEOS WE ARE SEEING AND WHAT WE ARE HEARING IS THAT THEY HAVE REDUCED CAPACITY THERE IS AN ONLINE RESERVATION SYSTEM THEY ARE TRYING TO TAP THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE PARK FOR OBVIOUS REASONS AND, WHAT KIND OF SANITATION PROTOCOLS THEY ARE PUTTING IN PLACE, AND CHECKING TEMPERATURES FOR EVERYBODY AND MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE ARE SEPARATED IN LINES AND SEATS ARE BLOCKED OFF

YOU WILL NOT SEE MULTIPLE ROWS TOGETHER UNLESS THEY ARE IN THE SAME FAMILY WE TALKED TO A FAMILY ABOUT HOW THEY WERE PREPARING, AND WHAT THEY ARE SEEING ONCE THEY GOT INSIDE THE PARK HERE IS WHAT THEY TOLD US >> THEY ARE DOING SANITIZING, MASKS AND FACE SHIELDS IT IS A VERY DIFFERENT PARK THEN WHAT IT WAS WHEN THEY CLOSED DOWN IN MARCH

>> DID IT CHANGE YOUR EXPERIENCE? >> NOT AT ALL >> Reporter: ALLISON, IT IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP IN MIND FOR MANY OF THESE FAMILIES, THEY PLANT THE STRIPS TO DISNEY WORLD MONTHS IN ADVANCE WELL BEFORE FLORIDA SAW THIS LATEST SPIKE OF CASES SO, IT IS A HARD POSITION TO PUT FAMILIES IN WHAT DO I DO WITH MY KIDS? IN THIS CASE, THEY FEEL COMFORTABLE PROVIDED THEY WERE ABLE TO SANITIZE EVERYTHING AND KEEP THEIR MASKS ON

>> SAM, YOU DEFINITELY GET EXTRA POINTS FOR MATCHING MASKS TO DISNEY EARS LET'S TALK ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS IF FLORIDA KEEPS SEEING MORE INFECTIONS IS THERE A CHANCE DISNEY COULD SIT DOWN AGAIN? >> Reporter: I THINK THAT IS A REALISTIC POSSIBILITY THERE HAS BEEN NO WORD YET OUT OF DISNEY WORLD WE DO KNOW THIS, IN HONG KONG WHERE CASES HAVE SPIKED DISNEYLAND IN HONG KONG IS NOW GOING TO CLOSE ON JULY 15

THEY ARE LEAVING THE RESORTS OPEN, WITH HIGHER LEVELS OF CLEANLINESS AND SANITIZATION LOOK WHAT IS GOING ON THEY ARE CLOSING AT THAT CHINESE LOCATION INSIDE HONG KONG IT IS ENTIRELY POSSIBLE THAT HERE, IN FLORIDA WE COULD SEE SOMETHING SIMILAR POINT BUT, WE REACHED OUT TO DISNEY TO ASK ABOUT THE NUMBERS AT THE PARK, CRITICISMS ABOUT OPENING AT THIS POINT IN TIME AND WE HAVE HEARD NOTHING BACK AGAIN, THEY PLANT THIS WELL BEFORE THE RECENT SPIKE

>> SAM, ICU BEDS ARE FILLING UP IN FLORIDA WHAT ARE DOCTORS SAYING ABOUT THAT, AND ABOUT DISNEY REOPENING WHILE ALL THAT IS GOING ON? >> Reporter: THAT IS PART OF THE LEVEL OF CONCERN WHICH IS, THAT ACROSS THE STATE THEY ARE NOW AT 82% ICU BED CAPACITY THAT IS NOT GREAT, BUT IT IS NOT THE DIRE SITUATION WE ARE SEEING IN SOME PARTS OF THE STATE ORLANDO AND GEORGE COUNTY IS DOING OKAY ACCORDING TO THE STATE NUMBERS

MIAMI, WE ALREADY TALKED ABOUT I ASKED THE TALLAHASSEE MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE DIRECTOR WHAT SHE THINKS ABOUT THIS IDEA OF THEME PARKS OPENING WHILE CASES ARE JUMPING THROUGH THE ROOF HERE IS WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY >> IT DOES MAKE YOU CRINGE IN THE SENSE OF, IF EVERYTHING WAS DOING THE RIGHT THING AND WEARING THEIR MASKS AND BEING SOCIAL RESPONSIBLE FOR OTHERS, WE COULD PROBABLY GET AROUND A LITTLE BIT MORE AND DO THINGS >> Reporter: I THINK THE DR

MAX POINT IS THAT IT IS NOT WRONG TO BE OPENING UP BUSINESSES, BUT YOU CAN'T CONTROL WHAT PEOPLE ARE DOING YOU CAN ONLY TAKE ACTION FOR YOUR OWN AGENCY AND RESPONSIBILITY BUT, NOT EVERYBODY IS APPROACHING IT WITH THAT LEVEL OF VIGILANCE THAT IS A BIG REASON WE ARE INDISPOSITION >> ABSOLUTELY

SAM BROCK IN ORLANDO OUTSIDE OF WALT DISNEY WORLD THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> CORONAVIRUS HOSPITALIZATIONS IN TEXAS HIT A NEW HIGH AND HOSPITALS ARE SETTING UP TEMPORARY MORGUES TEXAS GOVERNOR, GREG ABBOTT WARNING THE SITUATION COULD GET WORSE PRISCILLA THOMPSON IS JOINING US FROM HOUSTON

TELL US WHAT IS GOING ON IN HOUSTON I SEE YOU ARE STANDING OUTSIDE AN EMERGENCY ROOM >> Reporter: ALLISON, RIGHT NOW THERE IS A MEDICAL TASK FORCE HERE ON THE GROUND IN HOUSTON THAT WAS SENT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE THE TEAM OF AROUND 85 CLINICIANS AND SUPPORT STAFF ARE SPEAKING WITH HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATORS ABOUT WHERE THE RESOURCES ARE GOING TO BE DEPLOYED IN THIS REGION AND, HELP A A LOT FOR THE HOSPITALS

CASES CONTINUE TO SPIKE WE JUST RECEIVED A RELEASE FROM GOVERNOR ABBOTT SOPHISTS ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ARE GOING TO BE COMING TO TEXAS FOUR MORE TASK FORCE TEAMS ARE GOING TO BE DEPLOYED TO VARIOUS AREAS THROUGHOUT THE STATE WE HAVEN'T LEARNED WHICH ONES YET, BUT THAT IS REALLY THE NEWS ON THE GROUND HERE IN TEXAS

THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF HOUSTON JUST THIS WEEK REALLY RATCHETED UP THINGS CALLING FOR A CITYWIDE SHUTDOWN HE PLACED A LOT OF THE BLAME FOR WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE ON THE SHOULDERS OF THE GOVERNOR, SAYING YES, THE STATE REOPENED TOO SOON WHILE HE APPRECIATES THE MASK ORDER THAT IS NOW IN PLACE, THAT IS SIMPLY NOT ENOUGH TO CONTAIN THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS THIS COMES AS JUST LAST WEEK, HOUSTON REPORTED A NUMBER OF DAYS WHERE THERE WERE MORE THAN 1000 POSITIVE CASES HERE WE ARE WATCHING VERY CLOSELY THE MAYOR DELIVERING A PRESS CONFERENCE HERE IN LESS THAN ONE HOUR

WE WILL HEAR WHAT HE HAS TO SAY ABOUT THE NUMBERS TODAY >> PRISCILLA, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS EXTENDED FUNDING FOR CORONAVIRUS TESTING SITES IN BOTH HOUSTON AND DALLAS IS THAT MAKING IT ANY EASIER FOR PEOPLE TO GET TESTED? I KNOW THAT HAS BEEN A BIT OF A DIFFICULT THING TO DO >> Reporter: THAT IS AN IMPORTANT QUESTION, BECAUSE WHAT THAT EXTENSION DOES IS TO KEEP THE TESTING SITES THAT WERE ALREADY HERE, THE FEDERAL SITES ALREADY OPERATING HERE OPEN BUT, IT DOESN'T ACTUALLY ADD ADDITIONAL TESTING CAPACITY

WHAT THAT MEANS IS, THE STORIES WE HAVE BEEN HEARING OVER THE PAST COUPLE WEEKS IN REGARDS TO THE LONG LINES AND DELAYS IN THE RESULTS IS NOT GOING TO CHANGE BECAUSE, THERE IS NOT ANY EXTRA CAPACITY BEING ADDED IN ADDITION TO WHAT WE HAVE BEEN HEARING ABOUT THOSE LONG LINES, WE ARE ALSO HEARING OTHER THINGS THAT ARE COMPLICATING THE SITUATION FURTHER MY COLLEAGUE IN DALLAS THIS MORNING REPORTED ON A TESTING SITE THAT WAS ACTUALLY BROKEN INTO A LOT OF THEIR EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES WERE TAKEN POINT THAT SITE WAS NOT ABLE TO OPEN TODAY

HUNDREDS OF TESTS THAT WOULD NORMALLY HAVE BEEN ADMINISTERED WERE NOT ABLE TO BE DONE THE OTHER THING HERE, HOUSTON TODAY HAS A HEAT INDEX AT 110 DEGREES WE ARE DEALING WITH SOME VERY SERIOUS HEAT AND WE HAVE SEEN OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS, SITES ACROSS TEXAS ARE CLOSING DOWN BECAUSE IT IS NOT SAFE TO HAVE PEOPLE IN THEIRS LINES HEALTHCARE WORKERS ADMINISTERING THOSE TESTS AND THAT KIND OF HEAT ARE DANGEROUS THAT IS SOMETHING WE WILL SEE CONTINUE AS WE GET INTO THE BUSY TIME OF HURRICANE SEASON

SO, IT REMAINS TO BE SEEN WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH THESE TESTING SITES, AND THAT ISSUE THAT IS AT PLAY HERE IN TEXAS >> PRISCILLA, THE CHALLENGES YOU ARE DEALING WITH, FROM THE HEAT TO THE BREAK-IN IT IS A LOT LET'S TALK ABOUT THE TEMPORARY MORGUES IT IS SO HARD TO HEAR THAT TALK TO ME ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON, AND WHAT IT HAS BEEN LIKE FOR THESE HOSPITALS AND THEIR STAFF

>> Reporter: YES NOT ONLY IS IT HARD TO HEAR, BUT IT IS SORT OF CONCERNING TO SEE THAT THOSE TRAILERS ARE BEING BROUGHT IN TO CERTAIN HOSPITALS IN HOUSTON AND THROUGHOUT THE STATE, BECAUSE SOME OF THE SMALLER FACILITIES ARE REACHING CAPACITY IN THEIR MORGUES THAT IS SOMETHING WE SAW IN NEW YORK CITY WHENEVER THERE WAS A HOTSPOT THERE FOR THE MOST PART, TEXAS HAS BEEN PRAISED FOR KEEPING THE DEATH RATE FAIRLY LOW BUT, WE HAVE SEEN THOSE NUMBERS TAKE UP RECENTLY

LAST WEEK WAS THE DEADLIEST YET WITH THE NUMBER OF DAYS WITH A RECORD- BREAKING FATALITIES RELATED TO COVID- 19 DOCTORS I SPOKE WITH TOLD ME, AS THE CASES TAKE UP IT IS VERY LIKELY THE DEATHS WILL ALSO TAKE UP LISTEN TO WHAT ONE DOCTOR TOLD ME >> WE ALL KNEW IN THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY THAT THE DEATHS LAGGED BEHIND THE CASES THERE IS USUALLY A 2-3 WEEK DELAY

WE KEPT SAYING THE DEATHS ARE GOING TO COME POINT IT WAS JUST A MATTER OF TIME THAT IS WHAT WE ARE SING THE POINT IS, EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS TRAGIC EPIDEMIC RIGHT NOW WE ARE FACING IN TEXAS WERE BOTH PREDICTED AND PREDICTABLE >> Reporter: GOVERNOR ABBOTT, FOR HIS PART HAS SIGNALED THAT HE DOES EXPECT THINGS TO GET WORSE THERE IS A DELAY IN THE DEATHS

THE SPIKE WE SAW LAST WEEK AND THE WEEK BEFORE, WE ARE STILL GETTING A COUNT ON THE FATALITIES THAT WILL COME FROM THAT POINT SO, HOSPITALS ARE PREPARING IN THE EVENT THEY NEED THAT EXTRA SPACE >> PRISCILLA THOMPSON, IT IS A TOUGH JOB IT IS DIFFICULT TO STAND OUT THERE AND REPORT ON THINGS LIKE TEMPORARY MORGUES, ESPECIALLY IN 110 DEGREES HEAT THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK POINT >> Reporter: THANK YOU, ALLISON >>> WICHITA, KANSAS IS BECOMING A NEW CORONAVIRUS HOTSPOT

HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY HOSPITALS ARE PACKED IN SHORT ON PPE THERE ARE PROBLEMS WITH CONTACT TRACING OUR CORRESPONDENT IS JOINING ME FROM WICHITA HOW DID WICHITA GET HERE? >> Reporter: WE CAN ACTUALLY IDENTIFY EXACTLY HOW WE GOT HERE TAKE A LOOK AT THE CHART GOING BACK TO APRIL

FROM APRIL TO MAY THE CAR WAS FLAT FROM A TWO JUNE WE SAW CASES DROPPED IN THE STATE OF KANSAS IT IS MID JUNE WHEN WE SEE THE CURVE HEADING THE WRONG WAY ON MAY 22, THE LEGISLATION PASSED A LAW THAT THE GOVERNOR HAD TO VETO SHE GAVE UP SOME POWERS, SPECIFICALLY THE POWER TO OPEN THINGS THAT SHE WANTED POINT THAT CONTROL WENT TO THE LOCAL COUNTIES AND MANY OPENED UP RIGHT AWAY WITH A VERY UGLY POLITICAL MOMENT IN KANSAS

PARTISAN BATTLE THAT HAS LED MANY PEOPLE TO SAY THAT WAS ONE OF THE PROBLEMS NOW, KANSAS HAS OPENED TWO FAST THERE IS A MAJOR PROBLEM NOW WITH THE TRACING OF THE VIRUS PART OF THIS IS THE TESTING THE TESTING IS NOW IN A MAJOR DELAY

IT TAKES 6-8 DAYS TO GET YOUR RESULTS THAT MAKES IT DIFFICULT TO TRACK THE DISEASE AS YOU SAID, HOSPITALS ARE FILLING UP IF YOU HAVE CORONAVIRUS AND YOU GO TO THE HOSPITAL IN KANSAS, YOU WILL HAVE TO WAIT IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM BEFORE YOU CAN BE TRANSFERRED TO THE COVID UNIT BASICALLY, ABED HAS TO OPEN UP

TO MAKE MATTERS WORSE, THE ICUS ARE FILLING UP DEFINITELY A DANGEROUS SITUATION HERE IN WICHITA >> IT SURE SOUNDS LIKE IT WHAT ARE HEALTH OFFICIALS SAYING AND ADVISING PEOPLE? WHAT DO YOU DO IN A SITUATION LIKE THAT? >> Reporter: MASKS IS THE FIRST STEP AND TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA ABOUT THIS POLITICAL SITUATION

IT AT THE COUNTY LEVEL, THEY PASSED A MASK MANDATE THAT IS UNENFORCEABLE THEY ARE MANDATORY INDOORS, AND IT HAS CREATED CONFUSION BECAUSE IT IS NOT ENFORCEABLE HERE IS WHAT COUNCILMEMBER TOLD ME >> IT HAS BEEN CONFUSING FOR A LOT OF FOLKS THAT HAS BEEN PART OF THE ISSUE BECAUSE FOLKS THINK IT IS NOT SERIOUS

AND OTHER PEOPLE SEE THERE IS A MANDATE, BUT THERE IS NOT POINT IT GOES BACK AND FORTH HONESTLY, IT IS POLITICS THAT IS THE SAD THING PUBLIC HEALTH SHOULD NOT BE A PARTISAN ISSUE >> Reporter: THE MAJOR HOSPITALS HERE WORK REGIONALLY

THEY TAKE PATIENTS FROM THE REGION ONE PLACE THEY ARE TAKING PATIENTS FROM IS ELSA WE HAVE SEEN AN INFLUX IN THE VIRUS FROM TULSA MANY BELIEVE THAT WAS BECAUSE OF THE PRESIDENT RALLY THREE WEEKS AGO AS I SAID, THE HOSPITALS ARE GETTING FULL

WE ARE LIKELY GOING TO SEE OUTDOOR TENTED AREAS TO TRY TO TREAT PEOPLE IF THE TREND CONTINUES >> IT IS INCREDIBLE WHAT THE COUNCILWOMAN SAID IT IS NOT RED OR BLUE, IT IS HOW DO YOU KEEP YOU ALIVE? SOMEHOW, WE KEEP GOING IN CIRCLES AROUND THIS POINT WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THIS POINT THE CORONAVIRUS IS HITTING BLACK COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY ESPECIALLY HARD WHAT ARE SOME OF THE PARTICULAR CHALLENGES FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITY IN WICHITA? >> Reporter: A LOT OF IT IS ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE A LOT OF IT IS A TRUMP ISSUE

THERE IS A LACK OF TRUST BETWEEN THE AUTHORITIES AND THE COMMUNITIES IT IS REALLY ABOUT REACHING OUT TO THE COMMUNITY AND DOING SO ON THE GROUND IT IS ABOUT TESTING ONE LOCAL GROUP HAS TESTED 3000 PEOPLE IN JUST 20 EVENTS USING MOBILE TESTING CENTERS THAT HAS MADE A BIG DIFFERENCE POINT BUT, PEOPLE WILL TELL YOU THAT IT IS MORE ABOUT THE WRAPAROUND CARE

ONCE YOU ARE POSITIVE, HOW DO YOU QUARANTINE AWAY FROM YOUR FAMILY AND KEEP YOUR JOB? HOW DO YOU TAKE CARE OF YOUR KIDS? THESE ARE ALL QUESTIONS PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO ANSWER LOCALLY IF YOU ADD TO THAT, ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE WHICH IS VERY DIFFICULT SOME GOOD NEWS HERE IS THAT THE TESTING IS INCREASING THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE GETTING TESTED IS INCREASING THEY HAVE PASSED THE THRESHOLD OF TRUST

THE INITIAL TRUST ISSUE WAS THAT MANY PEOPLE BELIEVED IN WICHITA THAT YOU COULD ACTUALLY CONTRACT THE CORONAVIRUS THROUGH THE TEST THEY SAW PEOPLE TRYING TO EDUCATE FOLKS ON HOW THAT IS NOT TRUE AND, TO KEEP THE TESTS CONFIDENTIAL VERY IMPORTANT POINT >> GLAD TO HEAR THEY ARE MAKING SOME PROGRESS ON THAT FRONT POINT THANK YOU SO MUCH POINT >>> HOSPITALIZATION AND ICU CAPACITY HITTING RECORD HIGHS IN CALIFORNIA, MAKING IT TOUGHER THAN EVER TO CARE FOR PATIENTS WE ARE JOINED BY AN ICU DR

IN TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO BE WITH US WHAT IS YOUR ICU LIKE RIGHT NOW? >> IT IS VERY HIT OR MISS I HAVE A LOT OF COLLEAGUES THAT ARE CONSTANTLY COMMUNICATING WITH ME POINT IN CERTAIN AREAS WE ARE AT MAX CAPACITY SOME AREAS THAT WERE HURT IN THE FIRST WAVE ARE RELATIVELY CLEAR

WE DO HAVE THE INTER- TRANSFERABILITY TO CONTAIN THE SECOND WAVE, BUT IT CAN GET VERY DICEY AND WE NEED TO GET THE MESSAGE OUT AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE >> HOW ARE THE CASES, AND I GUESS I SHOULD ASK, ARE THE CASES YOU ARE SEEING NOW DIFFERENT FROM WHAT YOU WERE SEEING BACK IN APRIL? AND, WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR BIGGEST PROBLEMS RIGHT NOW? >> IT IS ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING QUESTIONS GOING ON THE FIRST WAVE WE HAD SPORADIC COMMUNITY TRANSFER BETWEEN PEOPLE THAT WASN'T AS PARTICULARLY DEADLY ONE OF THE POINTS OF EMPHASIS I WANTED TO MAKE IS THAT WE HAD NURSING HOMES, PRISONS AND PEOPLE IN LOCKDOWN SPREADING IT AMONGST THEIR OWN RELATIVES THOSE TEND TO BE THE HIGHER VIRAL LOAD TRANSFER

THOSE ARE THE ONES THAT REALLY SCARE ME POINT THAT IS WHY THERE ARE SOME REALISTS THAT SAY IF THE VIRUS IS GOING TO GET OUT THERE, WE NEED TO LET IT OUT BUT, IT IS THE AMOUNT OF VIRUS TRANSFERRED BETWEEN PEOPLE IT IS THE DEGREE OF TRANSFER ENCLOSED SPACES WE ARE TALKING ABOUT BEING ABLE TO TRACE THE VIRUS IN PEOPLE'S HOMES, AND BARS AND CLOSED AREAS THAT IS WHY THE MASK IS A NO- BRAINER

THAT IS WHY WE SHOULD USE IT OUTDOORS, AS WELL AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE >> WHAT KIND OF TREATMENTS HAVE BEEN WORKING FOR YOUR PATIENCE? AND, HAS THAT EVOLVED OVER TIME? ARE YOU DOING DIFFERENT THINGS THAT PERHAPS YOU WEREN'T DOING BACK IN MARCH, APRIL OR MAY? >> YES WE HAVE SEEN AN UBIQUITOUS TREATMENT WITH STEROIDS THAT ARE RESISTING INTUBATION WE HAVE IMMUNE MODULATING DRUGS THAT ARE STARTING TO BE MORE RESEARCHED WE ARE ENGAGING WITH DRUG COMPANIES ABOUT NOVEL TREATMENT THERAPIES

THAT HAS BEEN AN EXCITING CHANGE THAT HAS BEEN TAKING PLACE OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS >> WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR PEOPLE RIGHT NOW, BOTH IN CALIFORNIA AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY? WHAT CAN THEY DO TO HELP STOP THIS VIRUS FROM SPREADING? WHAT WOULD YOU ADVISE THEM? >> THERE IS AN ISSUE THAT I DON'T SEE BEING EXPRESSED OUT THERE LET'S SAY THAT 7% OF THE POPULATION IS CARING THE VIRUS RIGHT NOW BASED ON TESTING IT IS UBIQUITOUS IN SOME SENSE IF YOU ARE OUT IN PUBLIC THERE IS A GOOD CHANCE IN A LARGE GROUP THAT SOMEBODY WILL BE CARRYING THE VIRUS

YOU HAVE FIVE DAYS OF NO SYMPTOMS, BUT IT IS THE PEOPLE YOU GET REALLY CLOSE TO, AND OFTEN TIMES IT IS THE PEOPLE YOU CARE MOST ABOUT THEY ARE PEOPLE IN YOUR OWN HOME AND CLOSE FAMILY MEMBERS IT IS A DISEASE THAT PREYS ON OUR AFFECTION FOR EACH OTHER POINT THERE IS A DEGREE OF TRANSFER BETWEEN CLOSE PEOPLE WHO REALLY KNOW EACH OTHER AND THAT CAN SOMETIMES BE THE MOST DEADLY THOSE ARE THE BAD STORIES I HEAR FROM FAMILIES RIGHT NOW >> THAT IS REALLY HEARTBREAKING

I KNOW SO MANY OF US HAVE SAID, I WISH I COULD HUG YOU I WISH I COULD COME CLOSE TO YOU, TO THE PEOPLE WE LOVE AN IMPORTANT REMINDER THAT WE STILL NEED TO KEEP SOME DISTANCE AND NEED TO THINK ABOUT THAT POINT THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME I KNOW YOU ARE SO BUSY >> TANK YOU

>>> PRESIDENT TRUMP GOING ACROSS TOP HEALTH EXPERTS AGAIN TODAY ON TWITTER, RETREATING CONSERVATIVE GAME HOST ACCUSING DOCTORS OF LYING ABOUT THE VIRUS HIS ADMINISTRATION IS ALSO TRYING TO DISCREDIT TOP HEALTH OFFICIALS LIKE DR FAUCI >> I RESPECT DR FAUCI A LOT, BUT DR

FAUCI IS NOT 100% RIGHT AND HE DOESN'T NECESSARILY HAVE THE WHOLE NATIONAL INTEREST IN MIND HE LOOKS AT IT FROM A VERY NARROW PUBLIC HEALTH POINT OF YOU >> HE WAS MAKING THE POINT THAT DR FAUCI REPRESENTS ONE VIEWPOINT IN THE ADMINISTRATION, AND HE LOOKS AT THINGS FROM A PUBLIC HEALTH STANDPOINT REST ASSURED, HIS VIEWPOINT IS REPRESENTED AND HIS INFORMATION GETS TO THE PRESIDENT THROUGH THE TASK FORCE

>>> DR FAUCI SAID HIS VIEWS GET TO THE WHITE HOUSE ONE OFFICIAL SAID SEVERAL WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE NUMBER OF TIMES DR FAUCI HAS BEEN WRONG ON THINGS, AND THEY GIVE YOU A LIST WHAT IS ON THE LIST? >> IT WAS A DOZEN STATEMENTS THAT THE OFFICIALS CLAIMED WERE MADE BY DR

FAUCI THAT WERE ERRONEOUS SOME OF THOSE WERE TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT OF WHAT HE WAS TRYING TO SAY POINT BUT, THAT WAS OVER THE WEEKEND AND THE WHITE HOUSE ROSE QUESTIONS ABOUT DR FAUCI'S ACCURACY AND PUT OUT A MEMO TODAY, THEY SEEM TO BACK WALK THAT A LITTLE BIT PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS ASKED A FEW MINUTES AGO WHAT YOU THINGS OF DR

FAUCI HERE IS HIS RESPONSE TO THAT POINT >> I HAVE A VERY GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH DR FAUCI I HAVE HAD FOR A LONG TIME, RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING POINT I SEE HIM TO BE A VERY NICE PERSON I DON'T ALWAYS AGREE WITH HIM

>> SHORTLY BEFORE THAT, WE HAD A SIMILAR QUESTION ABOUT HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH DR FAUCI HE DENIED THERE WAS ANY EFFORT BY THE WHITE HOUSE TO DISCREDIT DR FAUCI PUSHING BACK ON THAT, BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT HE IS ONE VOICE AMONG MANY

ONE % VOICE % HE IS % ESSENTIALLY THE % COUNTRY'S TOP % INFECTIOUS DISEASE DOCTOR % AS WE ARE % DEALING WITH A % MAJOR INFECTION % DISEASE >> YEAH, FOR % SURE >> THERE IS AN EVENT HE IS SPEAKING AT THAT WILL BE WEBCAST HE HAS NOT BEEN ONE OF THE VOICES OUT THERE ON TV

WE HAVE HEARD FROM DR BURKE AND SURGEON GENERAL, AND YOU JUST PLAYED A CLIP A MOMENT AGO THE WHITE HOUSE IS TALKING ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS THROUGH MEDICAL OFFICIALS DR FAUCI HAS NOT BEEN ONE OF THOSE, SO FAR ALTHOUGH A WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL TOLD ME THAT THEY WERE ANTICIPATING POINTING HIM OUT ON TV

SO FAR, HE HAS JUST BEEN DOING A LOT OF ONLINE WEBCASTS SPEAKING TO A GROUP OF DOCTORS AT MEDICAL EVENTS THEY ARE WATCHED VERY CLOSELY BY REPORTERS, SO OFTEN TIMES THE THINGS HE SAYS ARE RENTED BY A WIDER PRESS HE HAS NOT BEEN MAKING THE TV ROUND LIKE OTHER PEOPLE IN THE ADMINISTRATION HAVE >> SHANNON, THE PRESIDENT RETREATED TODAY THIS MESSAGE SAYING, THERE IS OVERWHELMING EVIDENCE THAT SCHOOLS SHOULD OPEN THIS FALL POINT MEANWHILE, WE ARE GETTING MIXED MESSAGES FROM HIS ADMINISTRATION TAKE A LOOK POINT >> WE KNOW THAT CHILDREN GET THE VIRUS AT A FAR LOWER RATE THAN ANY OTHER PART OF THE POPULATION

AGAIN, THERE IS NOTHING IN THE DATA THAT WOULD SUGGEST THAT KIDS BEING BACK IN SCHOOL IS DANGEROUS TO THEM >> WE NEED TO GET THE VIRUS UNDER CONTROL POINT WHEN WE GET THE VIRUS MORE UNDER CONTROL, WE CAN THINK ABOUT HOW WE PUT CHILDREN BACK IN THE CLASSROOM >> THE GOVERNMENT STILL HASN'T PROVIDED A REOPENING PLAN DO WE HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT THAT MIGHT BE COMING, AND WHAT MIGHT BE IN IT? >> WE DON'T REALLY HAVE ANY SPECIFICS ON EITHER OF THOSE FRONTS, WHICH OF COURSE SCHOOLS ARE TRYING RIGHT NOW TO PLAN FOR WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE NEXT MONTH OR SO THAT IS A POINT OF FRUSTRATION

THE ADMINISTRATION WAS PLANNING TO PUT OUT SOME GUIDELINES IT APPEARS THEY WERE WALKING THAT BACK, BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANT TO BE TOO RESTRICTIVE TO INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS IN CERTAIN AREAS AND, OF COURSE STATES HAVE A LOT OF CONTROL ON HOW SCHOOLS ARE RUN, IN ADDITION TO THE COMMUNITIES AND COUNTIES SO, THE ADMINISTRATION IS STRUGGLING WITH IT AS THEY OBVIOUSLY WANT SCHOOLS TO REOPEN, BUT THEY HAVE NOT GIVEN ANY GUIDANCE AS TO HOW THEY ARE GOING TO REOPEN EVEN IN MANY STATES AND LOCALITIES, THEY HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GIVE SCHOOLS ANY GUIDANCE

SCHOOLS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT ON THEIR OWN >> THE PRESIDENT HOSTED A ROUNDTABLE TODAY WITH PEOPLE POSITIVELY IMPACTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THAT EVENT? >> Reporter: THIS CONTINUES TO BE THE PRESIDENTS MESSAGING AS A STRONG, LOT IN ORDER RESIDENT PUSHING AGAINST THE PROTESTS WE HAVE SEEN AROUND THIS COUNTRY YOU HAVE THIS COUNTER MESSAGING TO THE PROTESTS FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD IN THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT THIS IS CLEARLY SIGNALING TO HIS BASE THAT HE IS FIRMLY BEHIND LAW AND ORDER

THIS WAS A RATHER UNIQUE EVENT, IN HAVING VICTIMS OF CRIME AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS GIVING THE MESSAGE THAT POLICE ARE IMPORTANT SO THE CRY TO DEFUND THE POLICE MESSAGE IS GOING TO BE KEY TO HIS REELECTION THIS ISSUE OF CORONAVIRUS, THE PRESIDENT HAVE NOTHING SCHEDULED TODAY WE HAVEN'T HEARD MUCH FROM HIM ON THAT FRONT, OTHER THAN THAT TWEET ABOUT WHAT KIND OF EVIDENCE IS OUT THERE AROUND CORONAVIRUS >> BUT, IT IS ONLY MONDAY

THANK YOU SO MUCH I AM SURE WE HAVE A LOT MORE COMING >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED

>> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 A M EASTERN >> AMONG THE CHAOS, I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE

>> YOU DON'T HAVE TO RETALIATE WITH ANGER WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE POINT THAT IS WHY WE ARE DOWN HERE THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY THAT IS ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE >> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY — >> — THIS IS A NOT ABOUT DONALD TRUMP

THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER? >> WHAT IS THE POLICY CHANGE IN POLICING THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE? >> IF YOU THINK WE LIVE IN A POST-RACIAL AMERICA, WE ARE REMINDED AGAIN AND AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> AS I WATCH THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS A MOM, I WATCH HER

>> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME AND SAYING, WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT IS OKAY TO NOTICE YOU ARE DIFFERENT BUT, YOU JUST CAN'T THINK YOU ARE LESS THEN THAT IS MY THING >> 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 >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> 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 IN BRAZIL

>> OUR GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST US UNITES US >> THE PEOPLE SAID IF THEY CAN'T WORK THEY CAN'T FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> ARE TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND LEARNING MORE FOR YOU >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS IN STAGES >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL, IT 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 PURPOSE >> THE PURPOSE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE TIMID IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE

>> A GREAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED, AND WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? DID YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ACTUALLY ORDERED? I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND, SO THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE, POLITICAL CHANGE >> PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET APART FR EACH OTHER ARE YOU WORRIED THESE TWO CRISES MAY DOVETAIL AND THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION AT THESE ONGOING PROTESTS? >>> IT IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST QUESTIONS OF THE SUMMER

IS IT SAFE FOR KIDS TO GO BACK TO THE CLASSROOM? OUR MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT GOT ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS ACROSS THE COUNTRY >> Reporter: AT SCHOOLS STRUGGLE WITH REOPENING SAFELY, NBC NEWS REACHED OUT TO FIVE TOP PEDIATRICIANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY A RANDOM SAMPLING OF DOCTORS TO FIND OUT HOW DANGEROUS THE CORONAVIRUS IS FOR KIDS EXPERTS AGREE, MOST CHILDREN DON'T GET AS SICK AS ADULTS, AND SERIOUS COMPLICATIONS ARE RARE >> THIS HAS BEEN A STRANGE PANDEMIC

USUALLY FOR RESPIRATORY VIRUSES, CHILDREN ARE THE FIRST AND MOST SUBSTANTIALLY AFFECTED THIS HAS BEEN THE FLIP OF THAT PARTICULARLY, OUR OLDER ADULTS HAVE BEEN MORE AFFECTED >> Reporter: KIDS ONLY ACCOUNT FOR 2% OF ALL CASES THE DOCTORS SAY THEY DON'T EXPECT THAT NUMBER TO SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE WHEN SCHOOLS OPEN, BECAUSE KIDS DON'T APPEAR TO BE GOOD AT SPREADING THE VIRUS

OUR KIDS AT GOOD AS TRANSMITTING THE VIRUS AS ADULTS? >> IT SEEMS TO SHOW THAT MOST TRANSMISSIONS ACROSS THE POPULATION ARE ADULTS TO CHILDREN >> Reporter: MANY TEACHERS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT REOPENING SCHOOL, BUT THE FIVE DOCTORS WE SPOKE TO AGREE THE BENEFITS OF BEING IN THE CLASSROOM FAR OUTWEIGH THE RISK OF THE DISEASE THE KEY IS TO REOPEN SAFELY >> WE ARE FOLLOWING SIMPLE GUIDELINES AND EACH SCHOOL WILL HAVE TO COME UP WITH THEIR OWN GUIDELINES

>> Reporter: ALL AGREE GUIDELINES SHOULD INCLUDE RULES FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING KEEP DESKS 3-6 FEET APART AND MAKE SURE THEY ARE NOT FACING EACH OTHER POINT SCHOOLS MAY WANT TO CONSIDER HOLDING GYM CLASSES OUTSIDE IN YOUR PERFECT WORLD OF SENDING KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL, WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE SET UP IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM? >> THEY SHOULD TRY TO INCREASE THE AIRFLOW IN THE CLASSROOMS AND TRY TO DISTANCE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE I HAVE BEEN DOING A LOT OF RESEARCH IN REGARDS TO FACE MASKS I DON'T THINK THEY ARE NECESSARILY USEFUL IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN

THEY DO PROVIDE PROTECTION, I THINK FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS >> Reporter: WOULD YOU LET YOUR KIDS GO BACK TO SCHOOL? >> I WILL POINT MY KIDS ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT >> YES ABSOLUTELY >> ABSOLUTELY

>> WITHOUT HESITATION >> I HAVE NO CONCERNS ABOUT SENDING MY CHILD TO SCHOOL IN THE FALL >> I WOULD LET MY KIDS GO BACK TO SCHOOL >>> NEW YORK GOVERNOR, ANDREW CUOMO OUT WITH NEW GUIDELINES TODAY TO HELP DECIDE WHETHER SCHOOLS WILL REOPEN IN THE FALL HE SAID STUDENTS WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED BACK IN PARTS OF THE STATE WITH AN INFECTION RATE UNDER 5%

>> IT WAS A STATE FORMULA THAT WILL DETERMINE IF IT IS SAFE TO REOPEN SCHOOLS SO, OPEN SCHOOLS OR NOT, THERE IS A STATE FORMULA THAT DETERMINES IT THERE ARE THEN, STATE GUIDELINES AS TO HOW THAT SCHOOL WILL REOPEN >> NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT, KATHY PARK IS OUTSIDE A PUBLIC SCHOOL IN NEW YORK CITY TELL US MORE ABOUT THE STATE FORMULA

>> Reporter: ALLISON, SCHOOLS WILL BE ABLE TO REOPEN IF THE REGION IS IN STAGE IV AND THE DAILY INFECTION RATE IS UNDER 5% OVER A 14 DAY PERIOD ULTIMATELY, GOVERNOR CUOMO WILL MAKE THE CALL SCHOOLS WILL BE REOPENING THIS FALL HE WILL MAKE THAT ANNOUNCEMENT THE FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST NOW, IF FOR SOME REASON THERE IS A SPIKE IN CASES AND THE INFECTION RATE IS ABOVE 9% WHEN THE TIME FRAME COMES TO THAT AUGUST FIRST DATE, HE SAID HE WILL HAVE TO HIT THE EMERGENCY BUTTON AND CLOSE SCHOOLS ONCE AGAIN >> IT SOUNDS LIKE IF THE SCHOOL NEEDS TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS, BUT CASES SURGE THAT IS A RECIPE FOR A SHUTDOWN AGAIN? >> Reporter: CORRECT, AND RIGHT NOW THINGS ARE STILL KIND OF IN THE PLANNING PHASE

SO, A LOT OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS BEHIND THE SCENES ARE COMING UP WITH REOPENING PLANS IN NEW YORK CITY THE MAYOR ANNOUNCED LAST WEEK THE GUIDELINES TO REOPEN IT WILL BE A BLENDED LEARNING MODEL WITH A COMBINATION OF IN PERSON LEARNING, AS WELL AS ONLINE LEARNING KIDS WILL BE IN CLASSES 2-3 TIMES A WEEK, HOWEVER FAMILIES HAVE THE OPTION OF ALL ONLINE LEARNING OR, THEY CAN OPT INTO THE BLENDING LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AT DIFFERENT POINTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

>> KATHY, DO WE KNOW ANYTHING MORE ABOUT THE RESTRICTIONS FOR SCHOOLS ONCE THEY ARE REOPENED? SOME OF THE RULES, WHETHER IT IS TESTING TEMPERATURE CHECKS, OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT? ARE THESE THINGS STILL IN THE WORKS? >> THOSE THINGS ARE STILL IN THE WORKS THEY DO HAVE A DEADLINE GOVERNOR CUOMO SAID EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL HAVE TO COME UP WITH THESE PLANS AND SUBMIT THEM BY THE END OF THE MONTH THEN, AUGUST FEARS FIRST HE WILL MAKE THE ANNOUNCEMENT AS TO WHETHER SCHOOLS CAN REOPEN >> KATHY, I KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN TALKING TO PARENTS IN THE COMMUNITY

HOW DO THEY FEEL ABOUT ALL OF THIS? >> Reporter: THEY DEFINITELY HAVE MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT THIS POINT OBVIOUSLY, THEY WANT THEIR KIDS BACK IN SCHOOL, BECAUSE OF THAT VALUABLE INTERACTION WITH TEACHERS AND FELLOW STUDENTS THEY ALSO WORRY ABOUT THEIR CHILDREN'S HEALTH AND THE SAFETY OF THE CLASSROOM RIGHT NOW, PARENTS ARE JUGGLING NOT ONLY THEIR OWN WORK, BUT SCHOOLWORK AND TROUBLESHOOTING ANY TYPE OF GLITCH THEY HAVE TO DEAL WITH THE STUDENTS ARE IN FRONT OF A COMPUTER FOR HOURS ON END WE HAD A CHANCE TO TALK TO ONE MOM WHO SHARED A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THE CHALLENGES THAT ARE HAPPENING INSIDE HER HOUSEHOLD >> IT IS NOT EASY, BECAUSE PARENTS HAVE ALL OF THE WORK

IT IS REALLY HARD ON THE PARENTS I THINK THEY NEED TO WORK IT OUT AND KEEP THEM AS SAFE AS THEY CAN POINT SOME PARENTS ARE NOT HOME AND THEY ARE DEPENDING ON RELATIVES TO HELP IT IS NOT EASY DOING THAT EVERY MORNING MY OLDER CHILDREN HAVE TO HELP SCHOOL THE YOUNG ONES

IT IS NOT EASY >> Reporter: CERTAINLY IT IS AN EASY A LOT OF THESE PARENTS DESERVE A GOLD STAR FOR THE AMOUNT OF WORK THEY ARE HAVING TO DO AT HOME WHAT MIGHT THE CLASSROOM EXPERIENCE LOOK LIKE? ACCORDING TO MAYOR BILL DE BLASIO, IT WILL BE UTILIZING LARGER SPACES AUDITORIUMS AND JIM'S WILL BE USED FOR SPREADING OUT STUDENTS AND OFFERING THE IN CLASS EXPERIENCE AS FAMILIES MOVE FORWARD, AND OFFER THAT EXPERIENCE FOR THEIR STUDENTS

THERE WILL BE CLEANING THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND OVERNIGHT CLEANING HAND SANITIZER WILL BE ACCEPTABLE LEADING UP TO THE FALL, SEPTEMBER HVAC SYSTEMS WILL BE GETTING UPGRADES TO IMPROVE AIRFLOW INSIDE THE BUILDINGS >> KATHY, YOU SAID IT, A GOLD STAR, IF NOT 10 FOR THOSE PARENTS OUT THERE TRYING TO JUGGLE SCHOOL WORK AND THEIR OWN WORK AND KEEPING THEIR FAMILIES HEALTHY AND SAFE IT HAS BEEN A SUPER STRESSFUL TIME FOR ALL OF THEM

ESPECIALLY, AS THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THEIR KIDS THIS FALL >> Reporter: YES, A LOT OF QUESTIONS ON SO MANY LEVELS THEY ARE HAVING TO DO WITH A LOT THEY HAVE HAD TO STEP INTO THE ROLE OF TEACHER OVERNIGHT >> A GOLD STAR FOR THOSE PARENTS

THANK YOU SO MUCH POINT >>> BELGIUM IS JOINING OTHER EUROPEAN NATIONS REOPENING THEIR SCHOOLS THIS FALL OUR GLOBAL CORRESPONDENT IS IN BRUSSELS TO SHOW US HOW THEY DECIDED TO DO IT >> Reporter: SCHOOL IS OUT RIGHT NOW AND IT IS QUIET IN FRONT OF THIS PRIMARY SCHOOL BUT, BELGIUM IS GEARING UP FOR THIS NEW SCHOOL YEAR THEY HAVE A COLOR-CODED TRAFFIC LIKE SYSTEM BEING THEY WILL OPEN UNDER THE YELLOW COLOR, MEANING THE VIRUS IS STILL PRESENT

I TALKED TO THE EDUCATION MINISTER AND HE SAID THAT EARLY ON THEY LISTED DENMARK AS AN EXAMPLE AND ONE OF THE FIRST ONE TO PARTIALLY REOPEN SCHOOLS THEY SAW THERE WASN'T A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THE NUMBER OF NEW INFECTIONS THEY DID SAY THE DECISION WOULD BE DIFFICULT, BECAUSE IT WAS ABOUT STRIKING THE BALANCE BETWEEN SEVERAL IMPORTANT FACTORS LISTEN TO THIS POINT >> YOU HAVE TO MAKE A CHOICE BETWEEN THE CLOSURE OF SCHOOL, THE COST FOR THE EDUCATION SYSTEM, AND ON THE OTHER HAND THE SAFETY IT IS A BALANCE

AND, SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO CHOOSE FOR THE EDUCATION AND FOR THE KIDS, AND FOR THEIR WELL-BEING AND, THAT MIGHT HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE SAFETY >> Reporter: MOST OF EUROPE WILL REOPEN SCHOOLS IN CIMBER, ALBEIT WITH STRICT GUIDELINES AND VARYING GUIDELINES OF SOCIAL DISTANCING ITALY, ONE OF THE HARDEST HIT COUNTRIES IN EUROPE WILL BE PUMPING IN $1 MILLION INTO THE EDUCATION SYSTEM THEY PLAN TO HIRE 50,000 TEACHERS TO HANDLE SMALLER SOCIAL DISTANCE CLASSES

AM SEPTEMBER, SCHOOLS LIKE THIS WILL BE BUSTLING AGAIN, BUT COVID-19 WILL VERY MUCH BE A PART OF THAT NEW REALITY >> WHAT IF WE MISS A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS CASES EARLY ON? MEDICAL EXPERTS AROUND THE COUNTRY ARE REVIEWING AUTOPSIES TO SEE IF THEY CAN FIND CASES THAT WERE OVERLOOKED OUR INVESTIGATOR REPORTER SPOKE WITH THE DOCTORS LEADING THE SEARCH POINT SHE JOINS US NOW TELL US MORE ABOUT THIS POINT WHAT ARE THEY FINDING? >> FOR SOME OF THE MEDICAL EXPERTS WE SPOKE TO, THEY ARE SORT OF AT THE BEGINNING STAGES OF THEIR INVESTIGATION AS YOU MENTIONED, THEY HAD TO GO TO AUTOPSY FILES

THEY ARE PULLING UP HUNDREDS, IF NOT THOUSANDS OF CASES AND GOING THROUGH THEM TO IDENTIFY THOSE WHO DISPLAYED SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 AFTER THAT, THEY WILL TEST BLOOD SAMPLES OR TISSUE SAMPLES BUT, THE REASON THEY ARE DOING THIS IS TO TRY TO UNDERSTAND HOW EARLY THE VIRUS LANDED IN THE US AND HOW PREVALENT THE VIRUS WAS IN THEIR OWN COMMUNITIES AND ACROSS THE UNITED STATES

WE SPOKE TO A TEAM IN NEW YORK AT NYU'S MEDICAL CENTER, AND THE PATHOLOGIST SAID THAT HE IS CONVINCED THE VIRUS WAS HERE BEFORE IT WAS FIRST OFFICIALLY DECLARED ON MARCH 1 IN NEW YORK THAT IS WHY HE IS DOING THAT WORK HE HAS IDENTIFIED 150 CASES THAT THEY WILL TEST NOW THAT COULD POTENTIALLY CHANGE OUR TIMELINE AND OUR UNDERSTANDING OF WHEN THE VIRUS ARRIVED IN THE UNITED STATES >> I WAS GOING TO ASK IF, IN FACT THAT IS TRUE

IF HIS HUNCH IS CORRECT, WHAT DOES THAT TELL US ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS? AND WHAT CAN THEY DO WITH THAT KIND OF INFORMATION? >> AS I SAID, IT COULD POTENTIALLY CHANGE OUR TIMELINE AND OUR CURRENT CHRONOLOGY OF HOW WE UNDERSTAND THE VIRUS RIGHT NOW FOR THE PATHOLOGIST AT NYU, HE THINKS BY GAINING A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THAT EARLY SPREAD THAT POTENTIALLY WAS A SILENT SPREAD COULD HELP US BETTER PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE HE IS SEEING WHAT NEW YORK EXPERIENCED IS BEING REPLICATED ACROSS DIFFERENT STATES, AND THAT IS WHY HE HAS BEEN WAITING TO FIND THESE EARLIEST CASES FOR OTHER PATHOLOGISTS AND A MEDICAL EXAMINER IN OHIO, HE OVERSAW THE INVESTIGATION IN ONE OF OHIO'S SECOND-LARGEST RATE OF INFECTIONS FOR HIM, THESE TYPES OF OFFICES HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CATCH A POPULATION THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN IGNORED

BECAUSE THEY INVESTIGATE VIOLENT DEATHS, SUICIDES, ACCIDENTAL DEATHS, THEY ARE CATCHING PEOPLE WHO PERHAPS DIDN'T GET TESTED FOR THE CORONAVIRUS, BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT DISPLAYING SYMPTOMS, OR MAYBE THEY COULDN'T AFFORD TO GET TESTED THAT COULD POTENTIALLY GIVE LOCAL AND NATIONAL GOVERNMENTS INFORMATION ON WHICH COMMUNITIES THEY NEED TO FOCUS ON >> EMMANUELLE, IT IS FASCINATING RESEARCH I AM WONDERING, IS THE CURRENT SEARCH OF CORONAVIRUS CASES, THE SPIKE YOU MENTIONED HAVING AN IMPACT ON THE RESEARCH THEY ARE TRYING TO DO IN ANYWAY? >> ABSOLUTELY MY COLLEAGUE FOCUSES LARGELY ON CALIFORNIA

THEY ARE ACTUALLY THE ONLY STATE THAT HAS ISSUED AN OFFICIAL DIRECTOR TO ALL MEDICAL EXAMINERS TO START RETESTING ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE SUMMER OF 2019 A LOT OF THEM ARE DEALING WITH THE DAY TODAY THE SPOKESPERSON FOR IMPERIAL COUNTY, ONE OF THE HARDEST HIT COUNTIES SAID IT IS JUST NOT POSSIBLE TO DO THIS TYPE OF BACKTRACKING WHILE THEY ARE DEALING WITH THIS RESURGENCE IN THE FUTURE, HOPEFULLY IT IS SOMETHING THEY CAN LOOK AT DOING RIGHT NOW, THEY NEED TIME AND FUNDING AND STAFFING

>> YES THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR REPORTING IT IS SO INTERESTING POINT I AM CURIOUS TO SEE WHAT THEY FIND THANK YOU >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 A M EASTERN

>> IT IS SAID THERE IS NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME THE TIME HAS COME TO FULLY REALIZE THE DREAM ON WHICH THIS RATE COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED, EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW POINT >> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED

>> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 A M EASTERN >> INTRODUCING PEACOCK

WHAT IS PEACOCK? THIS IS PEACOCK LET'S GO IT IS STREAMING, LAUNCHING, PREMIERING IT IS TV, MOVIES, EXCLUSIVE ORIGINALS, ORIGINAL CHARACTERS IT IS SPORTS, AND A LOT MORE

IT IS TOUGH STUFF, LOVE STUFF IT IS TRENDING, MINDBENDING, EARLY-MORNING DID YOU SEE THIS? DO YOU REMEMBER THAT? DID YOU WATCH EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE? IT IS FOR YOU AND, IT IS FREE THAT IS PEACOCK

THAT IS WHO THAT IS WHAT POINT THAT IS WHITE YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH >> IF YOU THINK WE LIVE IN A POST-RACIAL AMERICA, WE ARE REMINDED AGAIN AND AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> AFTER I WATCH 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 AND SAYING, WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT IS OKAY TO NOTICE YOU ARE DIFFERENT BUT, YOU JUST CAN'T THINK YOU ARE LESS THEN THAT IS MY THING >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> TODAY, A FEDERAL JUDGE IN WASHINGTON, D C DECLINED TO RULE ON WHETHER DETAINED FOR MIGRANT FAMILIES SHOULD BE RELEASED WITH THEIR CHILDREN

YESTERDAY'S, LAWYERS REPRESENTING FAMILIES FILED A COMPLAINT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SAYING ICE DENIED THE MEDICAL TREATMENT JULIET JOINS ME NOW

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR THE DETAINED MIGRANT FAMILIES? >> Reporter: IT MEANS ANOTHER DAY OF NOT KNOWING WHAT THEIR FUTURE LOOKS LIKE AND IF THEY WILL BE WAKING UP WITH EACH OTHER WITH PARENTS AND CHILDREN IN THE SOMEPLACE COME FRIDAY FRIDAY IS THE DEADLINE THAT A JUDGE IN CALIFORNIA PUT IN PLACE FOR THE DAY THAT ICE

NEEDS TO RELEASE CHILDREN FROM THESE DETENTION FACILITIES BUT, THAT DOESN'T HAVE JURISDICTION OVER THE PARENTS AN HOUR AGO, THE JUDGE SAID HE WILL NOT RULE TODAY, NOT BEFORE THE FRIDAY DEADLINE TO SAY THAT THE PARENTS HAVE TO BE RELEASED AS WELL HE SAID, HE NEEDS INTO THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK IT SEEMS HE MAY GO IN THE DIRECTION OF RULING THAT SOME SHOULD BE RELEASED FOR THOSE MEDICAL CONDITIONS THAT WE DISTILLED IN THE REPORT, BUT NOT A WIDESCALE RELEASE LIKE THE LAWYERS FOR THESE FAMILIES ARE ASKING FOR, SAYING THEY NEED TO BE RELEASED TOGETHER

I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH THE LAWYER WHO REPRESENTS FAMILIES IN A SOUTH TEXAS RESIDENTIAL CENTER FOR FAMILIES SHE SAID, YOU WOULD THINK A LOT OF PARENTS WOULD SAY NO, IF I AM GIVEN THE CHOICE I WANT TO STAY WITH MY CHILD BUT SHE SAID IF THEY ARE GIVEN A CHOICE, AND THEY MAY NOT, SOME OF THE PARENT SHE IS TALKING TO ARE SO DESPERATE, THEY MAY CHOOSE TO RELEASE THEIR CHILD BECAUSE THEY THINK THEY ARE SAVING THEIR LIFE AS THE CASES OF COVID CONTINUE TO RISE INSIDE ICE

FACILITIES >> THOSE POOR PARENTS WE HAVE LEARNED SOME HORROR STORIES ABOUT THE CONDITIONS IN DETENTION FACILITIES HOW ARE LAWYERS DESCRIBING THOSE CONDITIONS RIGHT NOW? >> Reporter: WE ARE HEARING A LOT OF THINGS FROM ACROSS MANY OF THESE IC

E DETENTION FACILITIES, ESPECIALLY IN THE FAMILY DETENTION CENTERS THE RATES ARE LOWER THAN WE HAVE SEEN IN OTHER FACILITIES LIKE IN ARIZONA BUT AT LEAST 35 CASES IN ONE FACILITY, AND LIKE I SAID THOSE FAMILIES IN TEXAS DON'T HAVE POSITIVE CASES, BUT THEY WERE ASKED TO SELF TEST AND THEY WERE NOT GIVEN A REAL TEST THAT WOULD DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THEY HAD COVID THEY ARE GETTING REALLY AFRAID AND THE RATES ARE RISING IN THE REGION

THEY ARE SEEING NEW STAFF WITH PEOPLE COMING IN AND OUT OF THE BUILDINGS THEY ARE SAYING THEY ARE NOT GETTING THE MEDICAL CARE THEY NEED, EVEN FOR OTHER CONDITIONS APART FROM COVID THEY ARE NOT BEING CARED FOR THINGS LIKE HEART MURMURS, HYPERTENSION, BREAST CANCER ONE WOMAN HAD A TUMOR ON THE BACK OF HER HEAD, AND NO ONE WOULD TELL HER WHETHER OR NOT IT WAS MALIGNANT THESE ARE BASIC THINGS THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT GETTING THE CARE FOR

SO, THE LAWYERS ARE ARGUING HOW THEY COULD POSSIBLY CARE FOR THESE FAMILIES, ESPECIALLY THE VULNERABLE POPULATION OF THESE YOUNG CHILDREN, IF THEY CAN'T ATTEND TO THESE OTHER MEDICAL NEEDS, LET ALONE DURING A PANDEMIC >> JULIA, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS PUSHING BACK AGAINST RELEASING DETAINED FAMILIES BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS ON WHAT GROUNDS? WHAT ARE THEY SAYING? >> Reporter: THEY ARE SAYING THAT IT IS JUST AS RISKY FOR THESE FAMILIES TO BE OUTSIDE OF IN THE WORLD LIKE YOU AND ME, BECAUSE OF THE RATES OF COVID- 19 IN AMERICA THEY CAN HAVE IT SAME CHANCE INSIDE AND IC

E FACILITY IF THE JUDGE IS GOING TO RULE ON ANYTHING, HE SHOULD MAKE THESE POLICIES LIKE PPE AND SOCIAL DISTANCING MORE STRINGENT INSIDE THE FACILITIES AND CHANGE THE CONDITIONS THERE, RATHER THAN ORDERING WHITES READ RELEASE POINT THIS IS A MATTER OF DETERMINING LAW AND ORDER ONE THING THE GOVERNMENT MIGHT BE AFRAID OF LOSING HIS HAVING PRECEDENT OVER HOW JUDGES CAN DETERMINE WHO GETS RELEASED IT IS A HUGE PRIORITY OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NOT TO RELEASE IMMIGRANTS

BUT, IN THE D C CASE I WAS TALKING ABOUT, HE CAN ONLY RULE ON THE PARENTS CURRENTLY IN DETENTION EVEN IF HE ROLLS THERE IS A RELEASE, THAT DOESN'T HAVE A LONG-TERM PRECEDENT OR GO TO ANY OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE CURRENTLY IN DETENTION NOW >> IT IS A STORY WE TALK WITH YOU ABOUT SO MANY TIMES BEFORE

YOUR HEART JUST BREAKS FOR THOSE FAMILIES AND, THEY STILL DON'T HAVE ANSWERSTHANK YOU FOR YOUR LATEST REPORTING >>> YOU CAN CALL IT MULTIBUSINESS IN THAILAND, MONKEES ARE A BIG TOURIST ATTRACTION AND MONEYMAKER

HOW HAS THE CORONAVIRUS IMPACTED THAT? WE HAVE A REPORT ON THAT POINT >> Reporter: IN AN ANCIENT THAILAND TOWN IS A TALE OF MODERN- DAY SURVIVAL OF MONKEES WHO ROAM AMONGST THE SHOPS, AND LOCALS WHO FOR THE MOST PART LET THEM THESE FREEWHEELING MONKEES ARE A BIG ATTRACTION TOURISTS COME TO FEED THEM BANANAS AND SNAP SELFIES THE LOCAL ECONOMY RELIES ON IT AND, FOR A LONG TIME, GENERATIONS EVEN THIS HUMAN- MARKET COEXISTENT WORKED FOR THE TOWN, UNTIL THE TOURISTS STOPPED COMING

THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE WHEN GANGS OF MONKEES GO HUNGRY THEY ARE ROLLING OVER LITERALLY ONE SCRAP OF FOOD THIS VIDEO WENT VIRAL WHEN IT WAS FILMED IN MARCH AS AN EXAMPLE OF HOW THE CORONAVIRUS HAS MESSED WITH EVERYTHING WITHOUT TOURISTS COMING TO THIS TOWN TO FEED THEM, THERE HASN'T BEEN NEARLY ENOUGH FOOD LYING AROUND FOR THE MOBS OF MONKEES TO EAT FOR MONTHS, THAILAND BORDERS HAVE BEEN CLOSED BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC, AND NOBODY IS SURE WHEN THAT IS GOING TO CHANGE

THERE ARE NO PEOPLE VISITING BECAUSE OF COVID- 19, SAID THIS FOOD VENDOR THE MONKEES ARE SITTING HERE WAITING FOR PEOPLE POINT WHEN THE PEOPLE DIDN'T COME, THE MONKEES STARTED SCROUNGING FOR ANYTHING, NOW DESPERATE AND SUPERCHARGED ON JUNK FOOD, THEY ARE LITERALLY OVERTAKING THE TOWN THEY STILL, TERRORIZE THEY ARE LOUD AND THEY FIGHT THEY ARE CONSIDERED AGGRESSIVE TO BEGIN WITH, AND WORSE, LOCAL SAY THE MONKEES ARE PUTTING ALL OF THAT SUGAR ENERGY INTO THEIR SIX LIVES SO THE MONKEES KEEP MULTIPLYING

SO, HUMANS DECIDED TO TAKE BACK CONTROL THE AUTHORITIES LAUNCHED A STERILIZATION CAMPAIGN, WHERE THEY SCOOPED UP MALE AND FEMALE MONKEES, HUMANELY KNOCKED THEM OUT AND DO THE PROCEDURE 300 NOW AND ANOTHER 200 IN AUGUST TO TRY TO GET THE POPULATION UNDER CONTROL POINT THEY ARE ALSO DOING A MONKEES CENSUS TO KEEP TRACK OF THE NUMBERS THIS SORT OF STERILIZATION DRIVE HAPPENS PRETTY REGULARLY THE LAST ONE WAS THREE YEARS AGO, AND THE MUCKY NUMBERS HAVE SINCE DOUBLED

THE VETERINARIAN OVERSEEING THE PROCEDURE SAID STERILIZATION IS THE URGENT SOLUTION FOR NOW IF WE DON'T DO ANYTHING, IT MAY BECOME ANIMAL CRUELTY LATER FOR THE MONKEES THAT MAY BE KEY HURT BY THE FIGHTING IF STERILIZED MONKEES ARE RELEASED BACK INTO THE STREET THE NEXT DAY, THE TOWN IS A LOCKDOWN AND THE RESTRICTIONS TO KEEP CORONAVIRUS CASES UNDER CONTROL ARE EASING TOURISM ISN'T EXACTLY BOUNCING BACK THIS MAN HAS ALWAYS LIVED HERE AND SPENDS A LOT OF HIS INCOME TO FEED THE MONKEES

THERE IS NO CHOICE, HE SAID AND HIS WIFE LIKES THEM SHE GIVES THEM NAMES LIKE G AND CROOKED TAIL IF YOU LEARN TO LOVE THEM, YOU ARE HAPPY IF YOU THINK THEY ARE TROUBLEMAKERS, YOU WILL BE STRESSED OUT LIVING HERE ULTIMATELY, THE PROBLEM IS THE LACK OF A REAL HABITAT

SO, THE BIGGER PLAN FOR AUTHORITIES IS TO CREATE A MONKEY SANCTUARY SOMEWHERE DOWN THE REDUCE THE THREAT FOR PEOPLE IN TOWN AND THE MONKEYS AND STILL GET THEIR BANANAS WHEN THE TOURISTS COME BACK >>> HEY, YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW IT IS MIGHTY, OF COURSE THAT GO TO NBC NEWS CORRESPONDED SAVANNA SELLERS

SHE HAS ALL OF THE MONDAY HEADLINES FOR NBCNEWSCOM I KEEP SAYING MONDAY OVER AND OVER AGAIN CAN YOU TELL I'M HAVING A LITTLE BIT OF AN ISSUE WITH IT? >> YEAH, I KNOW I'M SIDE

EVERY TIME — I FEEL BAD BECAUSE I'M LIKE, OH, GREAT, HERE I AM TO KICK OFF THE WEEKEND WE HAVE A LOT TO GO THANKS, ALISON LET'S JUMP RIGHT IN WITH YET ANOTHER UPDATE ON THE CORONAVIRUS

A CNBC ANALYSIS PUBLISHED TODAY FOUND THAT MORE THAN A THIRD OF US STATES ARE REACHING RECORD HIGHS OF NEW COVID-19 CASES THIS, OF COURSE, INCLUDES THOSE HOT SPOTS LIKE GEORGIA, TEXAS, AND FLORIDA WHERE MORE NEW CASES WERE REPORTED IN ANY OTHER STATE IN THE COUNTRY

THE NATION'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT, DR ANTHONY FAUCI, OF COURSE, GIVE HIS TAKE ON THIS STAGGERING SURGE EARLIER TODAY >> WE DID NOT SHUT DOWN ENTIRELY THAT IS THE REASON WHY WHEN WE AND WENT UP, WE STARTED TO COME DOWN AND THAT WE TRIED

AT A LEVEL THAT IS REALLY QUITE HIGH ABOUT 20,000 INFECTIONS A DAY THEN AS WE STARTED TO REOPEN, WE ARE SEEING THE SURGES THAT WE ARE SEEING TODAY AS WE SPEAK >> NOW, OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS, WE HAVE SEEN A HANDFUL OF STATES ROLLBACK REOPENING PLANS TO COMBAT THIS UPTICK IN CASES THAT INCLUDES CALIFORNIA, WHERE I AM

THIS AFTERNOON, GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM ANNOUNCED INDOOR ACTIVITIES MUST CLOSE ACROSS THE STATE STARTING TODAY HE ALSO SUSPENDED INDOOR OPERATIONS FOR GYMS, SALONS, AND PLACE OF WORSHIP THROUGH 30 COUNTIES WITH THE VIRUS SPIKES >> WE ARE MOVING BACK INTO A MODIFICATION MODE OF OUR ORIGINAL STAY AT HOME ORDER NOT ON OPEN ECONOMY OR OFF, SHUT DOWN, A DIFFERENT SWITCH, LOOKING AT CONDITIONS THROUGHOUT NATION'S MOST POPULOUS STATE, AS THEY PRESENT THEMSELVES, AS THOSE TREND LINES BECOME POINTS OF CONCERN >> AND WILDLIFE PANDEMIC CHALLENGES, IT CONTINUES TO HOLD COLLEGE STUDENTS AT ACADEMIC LEVEL, PARTICULARLY INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION RECENTLY ANNOUNCED THAT FOREIGN STUDENTS CANNOT STAY IN THE US IF THE COLLEGE GOES FULLY ONLINE THIS FALL TODAY, 17 STATES AND WASHINGTON, DC, FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE SCHOOL CALLING IT, QUOTE, CRUEL, ABRUPT, AND UNLAWFUL CALIFORNIA FILED A SIMILAR SUIT LAST WEEK ALONG WITH HARVARD AND MIT

SO WE WILL BE MONITORING WHAT BECOMES OF THOSE CASES MID-MARKET INDYSTAR RUSSELL WESTBROOK SAYS HE HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS IN IN HIS GRANDPAS, HE SAID HE GOT HIS RESULTS BEFORE HIS TEAM LEFT FOR WALT DISNEY WORLD WITH THE NBA PLANNING TO PRESS RESTART IN THAT LITTLE BUBBLE HE ENCOURAGED HIS FOLLOWERS TO, QUOTE, TAKE THIS VIRUS USUALLY AND MASK UP AND LASTLY, SOME PART BREAKING NEWS ABOUT YOUTUBER NICOLE THE 24-YEAR-OLD SOCIAL MEDIA STAR EIGHT MONTHS PREGNANT, DOCTOR AND HER TURNING ONE TELL

HER FAMILY ANNOUNCED SHE PASSED AWAY OVER THE WEEKEND DID NOT MENTION HOW SHE DIED BUT ASKED FOR PRIVACY DURING THIS EXTRAORDINARY DIFFICULT TIME THOSE ARE THE LATEST HEADLINES FOR YOU TODAY ALISON I WILL ACTUALLY SEE YOU AGAIN TOMORROW >> I'M SO EXCITED ABOUT THAT, SAVANNA

EVEN WHEN THE NEWS, I'M ALWAYS GLAD TO HEAR YOU ARE ALWAYS COMING BACK ON TUESDAY >> THANK YOU SO MUCH >> THANK YOU >>> ICUs IN ARIZONA ARE SO OVERWHELMED WITH PATIENTS THAT ONE EMERGENCY ROOM IS TREATING PEOPLE IN THE HALLWAYS WHILE REFRIGERATED UNITS ARE BEING BROUGHT IN AS MAKESHIFT MARKS ABC'S REPORTER RON HILLIARD JOINS ME NOW FROM PHOENIX

I KNOW THESE REFRIGERATED UNITS ARE JUST A PRECAUTION RIGHT NOW BUT WHAT OR HEALTH OFFICIALS THINK ABOUT JUST HOW THESE HOSPITALS ARE? >> Reporter: ACTUALLY THIS HOSPITAL RIGHT BEHIND US, SEVERAL HOSPITAL HEALTH CENTERS HERE IN THE VALLEY IT HAS ORDERED THOSE BACKUP REFRIGERATED STORAGE UNITS BECAUSE THE STATE HAS ENACTED ITS EMERGENCY PLANS THAT ENCOURAGE THESE HOSPITALS TO THE TEXAS NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS AND LIKE I GOT TO TELL YOU, RIGHT NOW, THEY HAVE NOT HAD TO USE ANY OF THOSE REFRIGERATED UNITS, BUT EARLIER THIS AFTERNOON, ALISON, I WAS TALKING TO A NURSE WHO INSIDE THIS VERY FACILITY AND I WILL WAIT A LITTLE BIT OF WHAT SHE SAID THEY ARE NOT STAFFED WELL TODAY OR ANY DAY

IT IS NOT SAFE BEEN THERE ICUs ARE SUPPOSED TO BE 221 BUT TWO NURSES, TWO ONE PATIENT, THEY HAVE BEEN PUTTING UP THOSE IN THE NAME OF THE PANDEMIC THEY ARE RUNNING OUT OF STUFF

STAFF IS ALSO GETTING SICK THEY NEVER ALLOW FOR SICKNESS WE WERE NOT PREPARED SHE WANTED THIS MESSAGE TO GET OUT TO THE STATE AND OTHERS AROUND THE COUNTRY THING, WHETHER PEOPLE ARE AFRAID OF THE VIRUS OR NOT, THINK OF THE PRESSURE AND THE SACRIFICES THE STAFF AND THE CARE PROVIDED TO THOSE INSIDE HERE AT THE FACILITIES LIKE HERE IN THE HEART OF PHOENIX

TODAY, YET AGAIN, BED CAPACITY, RECORD HERE IN THE STATE AS WELL AS THE NUMBER OF VENTILATORS IN USE YOU KNOW, THERE ARE SOME INDICATORS THAT SUGGEST THAT HERE IN ARIZONA, IT IS BEGINNING TO PERHAPS LEVEL OFF LITTLE BIT THE POSITIVE RATE HAS GONE DONE WE SHOULD NOTE THAT PERCENT POSITIVITY RATES THAT IS COMING, IT IS STILL OVER 20%, ALISON

THAT IS DOUBLE WHAT FLORIDA IS THE SPOT FOR THE PARENTS NUMBERS THE PERCENT OF POSITIVE NUMBER HERE IS STILL DOUBLE WHAT FLORIDA IS HERE IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA, ALISON >> WELL, THAT IS NOT GOODNESS I KNOW ARIZONA MAYORS WANT MORE STATEWIDE RESTRICTIONS FROM THE GOVERNOR YOU SPOKE TO ONE OF THEM

WHAT DID SHE TELL YOU? >> Reporter: THAT MAYOR TO I SPOKE TO IS A COMMUNITY ON THE OUTSKIRTS NEAR PHOENIX 20 MINUTES WEST OF DOWNTOWN THE LATINO PUBLISHING SHE IS ONE THE MAYORS THAT IS BEEN AN OUTSPOKEN CRITIC OF THIS GOVERNOR BUT URGED THE STATEWIDE MASK MANDATE BUT ALSO THE LOCALITIES, THE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, THE AUTHORITY TO SHUT DOWN, SPECIFIC BUSINESSES, BECAUSE BY AND LARGE, BUSINESSES OPERATING AS USUAL, FOR RESTAURANTS TO RETAIL AND I SHOULD KNOW, YOU KNOW, IT IS 111 STUDIO

117 DEGREES YESTERDAY AT THE SAME TIME THE MAYORS ARE SEEING IN THEIR COMMUNITY'S, THE SPREAD OF COVID, WHY? NOT NECESSARILY BECAUSE FOLKS ARE GOING OUT TO THEIR LOCAL AMUSEMENT PARKS BUT BABY YOU SEE IN FLORIDA BUT BECAUSE BUSINESSES ARE STILL OPERATING THE MEAT-PACKING PLANT IS STILL OPEN IN THE CITY

I WANT TO HEAR QUICKLY FROM THE MAYOR WHO OUT SLIDE WHAT THEIR SITUATION IS QUITE WELL >> MY COMMUNITY IS ABOUT 88% LATINO AND THE VAST MAJORITY OF MY COMMUNITY IS NOT HAVE THE LUXURY OF WORKING FROM HOME THEY ARE AT THE FRONT LINES HERE IN ARIZONA

THEY ARE PROVIDING FOOD THEY ARE AT OUR HOSPITALS THEY ARE RISKING THEIR LIVES DAY IN AND DAY OUT SO THAT PEOPLE AND OUR ECONOMY CAN MOVE FORWARD BUT YET, WE ARE LEAVING THEM BEHIND WHEN IT COMES TO THE MOST CRUCIAL COMPONENT AND THAT IS TESTING >> Reporter: TEST RESULTS, IF YOU DO GET ONE, ALISON, ARE STILL COMING BACK

SO IT IS OFTENTIMES NOT UNDER A WEEK, ALISON >> YEAH, THAT IS WHAT WE ARE HEARING THAT IS UNBELIEVABLE RON HILLIARD IN ARIZONA, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> THANKS, MY FRIEND

>>> FLORIDA REPORTING MORE THAN 12,000 NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES TODAY YESTERDAY, THE STATE REPORTED MORE CASES THAN ANY OTHER STATE EVER, 15,000+ NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT KERRY SANDERS IS IN MIAMI GARDENS WERE PEOPLE WAITED IN LINE FOR HOURS TO GET TESTED >> Reporter: ALISON, SOME MORE DISTURBING NUMBERS ON THE POSITIVE TESTS HERE IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA NOW, ON THIS MOST RECENT NUMBERS, 12,624

THAT FOLLOWS THE RECORD OF 15,300 POSITIVE TESTS NOT ONLY RECORD FOR THE STATE OF FLORIDA, BUT REALLY, FOR THE COUNTRY EVEN EXCEEDING THE EPICENTER WAS IN NEW YORK, FOR SINGLE-DAY TEST IT POINTS OUT THE PROBLEM AND PERHAPS ANOTHER WAY TO LOOK AT IT IS IF FLORIDA WERE ITS OWN COUNTRY, IT WOULD BE NOTHING BUT FOUR IN POSITIVE TEST THAT WOULD GO AFTER THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES, BRAZIL AND INDIA

SO WHEN YOU LOOK AT IT THAT WAY, YOU CAN REALIZE THAT THE PROBLEM IN FLORIDA IS ONLY GETTING WORSE ALL OF THIS COMING AT THE SAME TIME THAT THERE IS CONTINUED PRESSURE TO REOPEN THE SCHOOLS NOW, REMEMBER, IN FLORIDA, UNLIKE OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, SCHOOLS OPEN IN AUGUST THEY DON'T WAIT UNTIL LABOR DAY HERE AND THE COST OF OPENING SCHOOLS, WELL, THAT IS A WHOLE OTHER PART OF THIS

WHEN YOU CONSIDER THAT YOU HAVE TO BUY MASKS YOU HAVE TO GET HAND SANITIZER YOU HAVE TO HIRE STAFF TO CONTINUE WITH THE CLEANING, THE WHITE DOWNS IT IS A VERY COMPLICATED AND INDEED AN EXPENSIVE OPERATION >> OKAY, IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THERE'S A WAKE- UP CALL HERE

IF SCHOOLS ARE GOING TO THE OPEN , IS THERE A COST ASSOCIATED WITH THIS? MOST IMPORTANTLY, HAVE YOU BEEN ABLE TO THE CALCULATED WHAT THIS IS GOING TO COST IN DOLLARS AND CENTS? >> TEACHERS WANT SCHOOLS TO REOPEN WE KNOW WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN TERMS OF OUR STUDENTS BUT IT IS THE SAME TIME, WE KNOW IT IS GOING TO COST ABOUT 20% MORE FOR NEXT YEAR TO DEAL WITH AND ADDRESS THE PUBLIC HEALTH POOLS THAT NEED TO BE EMBEDDED INTO SCHOOLS, LIKE PHYSICAL DISTANCING, LIKE MASKS, AND OTHER PPE >> Reporter: AND OVER MY SHOULDER, YOU CAN SEE THE CARS THAT HAVE LINED UP, PEOPLE WHO BEGAN SHOWING UP HERE SHORTLY AFTER MIDNIGHT TO GET THEIR CORONAVIRUS TESTS

THE PROBLEM IS THAT MANY PEOPLE AT TESTING SITES AROUND FLORIDA HAVE REPORTED THAT IT TAKES UPWARDS OF 8+ DAYS TO GET THE RESULTS SO IF THEY HAVE CORONAVIRUS BUT DON'T KNOW IT, GET TESTED GO HOME AND THEN DON'T SELF-ISOLATE, BUT RATHER — OR OUT OF THE PUBLIC, THEY MAY ACTUALLY BE SPREADING IT UNKNOWINGLY TO OTHER PEOPLE ALISON? >>> THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC MAKING DALLAS/FT

WORTH THE BUSIEST AIRPORT IN THE WORLD TRAVEL AT DFW, BASICALLY QUIT AND HAVE BUT STILL IS MORE PASSENGER TRAFFIC THAN ANY OTHER AIRPORT AND MSNBC CORRESPONDENT GARRETT HAYES TAKES US TO TEXAS >> BOUNCING BACK FROM A LOW OF ABOUT 200+ A DAY

IT HAS BEEN ENOUGH TO MAKE DFW AIRPORT THE BUSIEST IN THE WORLD AT LEAST FOR NOW AT DFW AIRPORT'S TERMINAL "D", THIS IS WHAT RECOVERY LOOKS LIKE 90% OF THE AIRPORT'S GATES ARE OPEN AND HALF OF ITS RESTAURANTS A MAJOR TURNAROUND FROM APRIL'S EMPTINESS >> TYPICALLY, WE WOULD SAID ABOUT 200,000 CUSTOMERS A DAY AT DFW

AND EARLY APRIL, WE WERE SERVING 10,000 IT WAS A GHOST TOWN AND TODAY, WE WILL SERVE ABOUT 125,000 >> Reporter: PASSENGER TRAFFIC AT DFW IS NOT GROWING SLOW DOWN BY EARLY HAVE

FAR LEFT AND OTHER HELPS WORLDWIDE, THE SPRAWLING TEXAS AIRPORT IS NOW THE WORLD'S BUSINESS CLIMBING PAST CHICAGO'S O'HARE AND ATLANTA'S HARTSFIELD/JACKSON WITH MORE THAN 20,000 FLIGHTS SCHEDULED FOR THIS MONTH AIRPORT CEO SEAN DONAHUE CREDIT THE CONTROVERSIAL DECISION BY DALLAS-BASED AMERICAN AIRLINES TO ADD BACK MORE FLIGHTS AND TOTAL EVERY AVAILABLE SEAT ONWARD, INCLUDING MIDDLE SEATS

AND BECAUSE WE ARE THEIR LARGEST HUB, WE ARE CLEARLY BENEFITING FROM THAT AND THE OTHER ASPECT OF THAT IS 60% OF OUR CUSTOMERS NEVER ARRIVE OR LEAVE THE AIRPORT THAT CONNECT INTO THE AIRPORT AND THAT IS DRIVING A LOT OF THE PASSENGER TRAFFIC INDUSTRY ANALYSTS SAY THAT PANDEMIC FORCES A CHANGE IN HOW WE FLY WITH AIR LINES MOVING AWAY FROM THE DIRECT LONG- HAUL FLIGHTS BOOKED BY BUSINESS TRAVELERS AND TOWARDS MORE CONNECTIONS, BENEFITING HABS IN CENTRAL LOCATIONS

>> AIR LINES ARE HAVING A KNIFE FIGHT THE STATE OF THE AIR LINE INDUSTRY RIGHT NOW, IT IS BRITTLE AND IT HAS NEVER BEEN IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS >> THE INDUSTRY TO RECOVER, PASSENGERS HAVE TO FEEL SAFE IN THE SKIES AT AT THE AIRPORT DFW HAS THEIR 150 PERSON STRIKE TEAMS, AND INSTALLED MORE THAN 300 HAND SANITIZING STATIONS

MASKS ARE MANDATORY >> THERE IS A SOCIAL BENEFIT OF TRAVEL BUT PEOPLE LIKE TO CONNECT WITH EACH OTHER IT IS GOING TO COME BACK >> IT HAS TO COME BACK >> Reporter: INDUSTRY ANALYSTS COMPARE THIS MOMENT IN THE AIR LINE INDUSTRY TO 9/11 THEY SEE THE ONLY WAY THE AIR LINE INDUSTRY WILL RECOVER IS IF PEOPLE WILL FULLY BE READY TO COME BACK

>>> AT ONE POINT, MORE THAN 90% OF THE CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS AT HOUSTON MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER WERE AFRICAN- AMERICAN AND HISPANIC SKY NEWS CORRESPONDENT ALEX CRAWFORD WENT INSIDE THE HOSPITAL TO GET A BETTER LOOK AT THE TWO PANDEMICS IN AMERICA, RACISM AND COVID-19 >> Reporter: LESS THAN A WEEK AFTER WE WERE LAST HERE, THE COVID SITUATION A LOT WORSE SO MEDICS WORKING DAYS THEY ARE EXPANDING, THEIR BEDS ARE BEING FILLED

>> WE HAVE TO OPEN A BRAND-NEW UNIT ANOTHER 35 BEDS TOTALLY PACKED >> Reporter: THE DOCTORS HAVE NOTICED A WORRYING TREND MANY OF THE PATIENTS ARE PEOPLE OF COLOR, SPECIFICALLY AFRICAN AMERICANS

>> THIS IS MY HOME RIGHT NOW, YEAH >> Reporter: ROBBINS IS A NURSE BUT IS WORKING FROM HOME SHE THINKS SHE CAUGHT IT FROM HER SON, WHO WAS NOT BADLY AFFECTED >> IT IS NOT A HOAX IT IS — IT DOES NOT HAVE ONE PERSON'S NAME ON IT, YOU KNOW? IT IS LIKE A GREEN SLIME FLOATING IN THE AIR AND IT COULD DROP ON ANYONE AT ANY TIME

>> Reporter: DESPITE MAKING UP ONLY 23% OF HOUSTON'S POPULATION, THE LATEST PICTURES SHOW AFRICAN- AMERICANS ACCOUNT FOR AROUND 56% OF COVID DEATHS JEFFREY L BONIE BEAT THE ODDS AFTER NINE DAYS IN ICU >> PEOPLE ARE JUST TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT AS THEY GO >> Reporter: HE INSISTS AMERICAN NEEDS TO FACE A TRUTH >> THERE ARE'S THREE SERIOUS PANDEMICS THAT HAVE PLAGUED AFRICAN AMERICANS

ONE IS RACISM AND THE OTHER IS COVID-19 THOSE TWO ARE VICIOUS, YOU KNOW, PANDEMICS THAT ARE IMPACTING THE LIVES AND THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THIS COUNTRY >> Reporter: THE SUFFERING BY SOME IS EVIDENT ON EVERY STREET CORNER IN PARTS OF HOUSTON PEOPLE STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE TO JUST GOOD-BYE

THE CORONAVIRUS SMASHED THE ECONOMY AND THOSE ALREADY THE WORST HIT BUT TO MANY HERE, RACISM HAS A FAR MORE DEVASTATING EFFECT ON THEIR LIVES >> WE NEED CHANGE WE NEED CHANGE IN THE SYSTEM THAT IS ALL WE ARE ASKING FOR WE ARE NOT ASKING FOR HANDOUTS WE ARE NOT ASKING FOR SYMPATHY

WE JUST WANTED TO BE EQUALS >> Reporter: FOR THESE GUYS, CORONAVIRUS IS JUST ONE OF THE MANY CHALLENGES >> THAT IS WHY BLACK PEOPLE IS LESS MOVED BY THIS [ BLEEP ] PEOPLE IN POVERTY, PEOPLE GOING THROUGH, WE GOT ANOTHER [ BLEEP ] WE ARE ASKING THIS EVERY DAY

HIS BROTHER — POVERTY AND KEEP HIMSELF OUT OF TROUBLE TO THE IMMENSE PRIDE IS HIS ELDER SIBLING THIS CLUB WAS SET UP CORONAVIRUS >> NOT OUT TO COMMIT NO CRIMES OUT OF HARM'S WAY, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING? >> Reporter: THE PANDEMIC BROUGHT HARDSHIP ON MILLIONS OF FAMILIES

THE LIVES OF PEOPLE, INCLUDING MANY AFRICAN- AMERICANS >> COME FROM, YOU KNOW, HARLEM YOU KNOW HOW IT IS HAVING SOMEBODY LIKE ME,, GROWING UP >> Reporter: THIS IS THE TOWN WHERE GEORGE FLOYD UP AND A CONSTANT REMINDING OF HIS KIDDING NOW THERE'S A GROWING DEMAND FOR ANSWERS OF WHY THERE IS SUCH RACIAL HEALTH DISPARITIES

SKY NEWS, HOUSTON, TEXAS >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING 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 SO THAT'S ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE >>> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY

>> THIS ISN'T ABOUT DONALD TRUMP THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING >> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER? >> WHEN YOU NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY >> WHAT'S A POLICY CHANGE IN POLICING THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ENACTED? >> AND HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO'S BEEN THERE

>> WHO'S TELLING THE TRUTH, AND WHO'S LYING EVERY DAY? THAT'S THE NEWS STORY AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >> YOU NEED YOUR "MORNING JOE," ONLY ON MSNBC >>> WE'D LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POSTRACIAL AMERICA WE'RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> SO 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'S OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU'RE DIFFERENT YOU JUST 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 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

>> HERE IN MEXICO CITY, THE PEOPLE I SPOKE TO SAID IF THEY DON'T WORK, THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> OUR NBC NEWS AND 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 THAT YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL

IT 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 PURPOSE >> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FAINTHEARTED 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 >>> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED, AND WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ACTUALLY ORDERED? I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO THAT THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE PEOPLE ARE NOT 6 FEET APART FROM ONE ANOTHER FOR THE MOST PART ARE YOU WORRIED THAT THESE TWO CRISES MAY DOVETAIL IN TERMS OF THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION AT THESE ONGOING PROTESTS? >>> AN ABOUT- FACE IN CALIFORNIA

GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM ROLLING BACK IN THE REOPENING OF CORONAVIRUS CASES SURGING ERRED URGING SLOTS AND CHURCHES AND OTHER INDOOR ACTIVITIES TO THE CLOSED NBC CORRESPONDENT AARON JOINS ME WALK US THROUGH WHAT IS CHANGING WHAT BUSINESSES ARE AFFECTED, WHAT IS GOING ON HERE? >> HEY, ALISON WELL, GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM WAS AGAIN TAKING DRASTIC ACTION IN THE FACE OF THIS PANDEMIC

ORDERING CERTAIN BUSINESSES CLOSED ACROSS SOME 30 COUNTIES HERE IN CALIFORNIA REPRESENTING A MAJORITY OF THE STATE POPULATION AS BUSINESSES RANGING FROM GYMS AS WELL AS HOUSES OF WORSHIP, HAIR SALONS, AS WELL, ORDERED CLOSED ACROSS THE 30 COUNTIES HE ALSO TOOK A FURTHER STEP FOR THE WHOLE OF THE STATE, CLOSING INDOOR DINING AT RESTAURANTS AS WELL AS BARS, POINTING TO SOME REALLY DISTURBING STATISTICS, THE GROWING HOSPITALIZATION NUMBERS HERE IN THE STATE, SOME 6485 HOSPITALIZED THE POSITIVITY RATE OF 77%

THAT'S A SEVEN DAY ROLLING AVERAGE AND THAT IS A CLIMBING NUMBER, CLEARLY AUTHORITIES HERE ARE STRUGGLING TO GET THE SITUATION UNDER CONTROL NOW HAVING TO TAKE DRASTIC ACTION THAT IS REALLY POTENTIALLY DEVASTATING NEWS FOR SOME OF THESE BUSINESSES IT IS DEVASTATING TO TO HAVE TO TO SHUT DOWN ONCE BUT THAT YOU HAVE TO DO IT TWICE, ESPECIALLY AFTER HAVING TO INVEST TO TRY AND KEEP THEMSELVES OPEN, TO ADJUST TO A NEW NORMAL, THE SOCIAL DISTANCING PRECAUTIONS AND OTHER RELATIONS THAT THE STATE HAS PUT INTO PLACE TO REQUIRE SOME THESE BUSINESSES TO USE THAT INVESTMENT, YOU KNOW, SPEAKING TO THE BUSINESS OWNERS HERE, IT IS A DEVASTATING BLOW >> YEAH, ERIN, YOU MENTIONED THAT NEBRASKA NUMBERS THAT HAVE JUST SHUT UP OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS

HOW ARE PEOPLE THERE REACTING TO THE NEWS? >> YOU KNOW, PEOPLE HERE ARE UPSET ON THE ONE HAND YOU KNOW, I WAS SPEAKING JUST A SHORT WHILE AGO TO A HAIR STYLIST HERE IN LA COUNTY AND HE WAS REALLY UPSET IT WAS THING, LOCAL, WE WERE DOING EVERYTHING RIGHT

WE WERE TAKING TEMPERATURE CHECKS WE WERE WEARING MASKS WE WERE SOCIAL DISTANCING INSIDE THE SALON AT NOW TO HEAR THAT THEY HAVE TO THE SHUTDOWN ALL OVER AGAIN, HE WAS QUESTIONING WHY BUT OTHER PEOPLE THAT ARE CLOSELY FOLLOWING THE STORY UNDERSTAND THAT DRASTIC ACTION WAS NECESSARY AND NEEDED TIME AFTER TIME

WEEK AFTER WEEK WE HAD BEEN WARNED HERE IN CALIFORNIA BY THE GOVERNOR OF THE STATE AS WELL AS THE MAYOR OF LOS ANGELES PLEADING WITH PEOPLE TO AVOID GATHERINGS AND SOCIAL DISTANCE, TO WEAR MASKS AND CLEARLY INDICATED IN THESE NUMBERS PEOPLE ARE NOT HEEDING THAT ADVICE ACCORDING TO EXPERTS AND NOW AUTHORITIES HAVING TO TAKE FURTHER DRASTIC ACTION >> ERIN, CALIFORNIA ALSO ANNOUNCED THAT STUDENTS IN LOS ANGELES AND SAN DIEGO WILL NOT GO BACK TO CAMPUS THIS FALL BUT WILL CONTINUE WITH CLASSES ONLINE ONLY? WHAT PART OF THAT DECISION AND IS THERE ANY INDICATION THAT SCHOOL COULD REOPEN LATER IN THE YEAR? OR ARE THEY NOT GETTING AHEAD OF THEMSELVES JUST YET? >> YEAH, WELL, THEY ARE NOT SUPPLYING A TIME LINE AT THIS POINT HERE IN LOS ANGELES WHICH IS THE SECOND LARGEST SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE COUNTRY COMPRISING OF SOME 700,000 STUDENTS THE SUPERINTENDENT TODAY SAYING THAT SCHOOL WILL NOT BE STARTING IN PERSON ON AUGUST 18th

IT WILL BE HAPPENING INSTEAD ONLINE OFFICIALS NOW SCRAMBLING TO ORGANIZE THAT TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN HE SAID HE WANTED TO TO GIVE EXPERIENCE SOME FIVE WEEKS OF NOTICE TO TO START PREPARING FOR THAT EVENTUALITY BUT HE HAS REFUSED TO GIVE A TIME LINE BUT HE SAYS THE NUMBERS ARE NOT LOOKING GOOD

HE WAS PLANNING TO THE POSITIVITY RATE IN LA COUNTY ALONE CO- THING 10% HE SAYS THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH RESEARCH ABOUT THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON CHILDREN AND HE DID NOT WANT HIS SCHOOLS WITHIN LA

COUNTY TO BECOME IN HIS WORDS A HUMAN PETRI DISH SO TAKING THIS DRASTIC ACTION BUT HE ALSO SAID HE IS NOT TAKING IT LIGHTLY THIS WAS A VERY DIFFICULT DECISION, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU CONSIDER ANY POINT OF THE STATISTIC HIMSELF, AND THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT OF THE 700,000 CHILDREN HERE IN LOS ANGELES, 80% OF THOSE CHILDREN, STUDENTS, LIVE IN POVERTY AND ACCORDING TO THE SURVEY, 50% HAVE SEEN AT LEAST ONE PARENT OUT OF WORK DUE TO THE PANDEMIC THE SCHOOLS HERE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTIES ARE SO MANY PARENT ARE IN ABSOLUTE LIFELINE

SO TO TO HAVE TO THE TAKE THAT DECISION TO DELAY THE REOPENING OF SCHOOLS INDEFINITELY AT THIS POINT, AGAIN, WE DON'T HAVE A TIME LINE , IS A REALLY DRASTIC STEP FOR THEM TO TAKE BUT THE SUPERINTENDENT HERE IN LOS ANGELES SAYING HE IS TAKING IT TO PROTECT PEOPLE FROM THIS VIRUS >> Reporter: ERIN, JUST LAST WEEK, THE UNITED TEACHERS LOS ANGELES UNION RECOMMENDED KEEPING CAMPUSES CLOSED IS THERE A PUSH FOR OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE STATE THAT THE CLOTHES AS WELL? >> Reporter: WELL, YOU KNOW, THAT TEACHERS UNION, WHICH IS THE LARGEST TEACHERS UNION HERE IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, REPRESENTING THOUSANDS OF TEACHERS, CERTAINLY WAS A FACTOR IN THE CLOSURE, I WOULD HAVE TO SAY, OF THE LA

UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT, IT SEEMS THAT THAT WOULD BE LIKELY TO BE THE CASE IF TEACHERS DON'T FEEL SAFE AND DON'T WANT TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL, HOW DO YOU HAVE SCHOOL? SO IT SEEMS THAT THIS PERHAPS WILL BE A DOMINO EFFECT FOR THE REST OF THE STATE, JUST AS THE INITIAL CLOSURE OF SCHOOLS WAS A DOMINO AFFECT I REMEMBER, IN SAN FRANCISCO, BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC, SAN FRANCISCO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT CLOSE DOWN AND ALI FOLLOWED SHORTLY THEREAFTER BUT AGAIN, WE HAVE NOT HEARD ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THAT SCHOOL DISTRICT OR OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS HERE IN THE STATE

>> ALL RIGHT, SOME BIG CHANGES IN CALIFORNIA, ERIN, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR WALKING US THROUGH THOSE >> Reporter: THE FAIRFAX COUNTY VIRGINIA SCHOOL DISTRICT LAYING OUT ITS FALL REOPENING PLANS AND PARENTS CAN CHOOSE HOW THEIR KIDS ARE TAUGHT NBC NEWS POLITICAL REPORTER ALI BERTELLI JOINS ME NOW FROM HER JUNIOR WHAT OPTIONS DO PARENTS HAVE IN FAIRFAX? ALISON, IT IS A LONG TWO AVENUES FOR LEARNING TIME THIS FALL AND PRINCE HAVE TO MAKE THE DECISION BY WEDNESDAY

THAT IS A DAY WHEN XLEAGUE THAT GOT PUSHED FROM LATE LAST WEEK INTO THIS WEEK AFTER SO MANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS PROCESS STARTED HAPPENING FROM BOTH LOCAL OFFICIALS AND TEACHERS AND STUDENTS HERE AS WELL AS THE PARENTS WHO WERE ACTUALLY MAKING THE DECISIONS THE TWO AVENUES ARE AS FOLLOWS, ONE IS A HYBRID MODEL TWO DAYS A WEEK, THE KIDS WOULD BE PHYSICALLY IN SCHOOLS LIKE THE ONE BEHIND ME, AND UNTIL HIGH SCHOOL, AND THE REST OF THE WEEK, THEY WOULD BE DOING INDEPENDENT STUDY ONLINE LEARNING THAN THE OTHER OPTION IS BEING ONLINE FOR CLASSES FOUR DAYS A WEEK BUT NO IN CLASS OPTION FOR THOSE STUDENTS AND QUITE FRANKLY, THOSE OPTIONS THAT HAVE DOWNSIDES AND PROS TO EACH OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE CONSIDERING THAT

AND AS WE HAVE BEEN OUT HERE TALKING TO PEOPLE TODAY, IT IS CLEAR A LOT OF PEOPLE FEEL LIKE THERE IS NO PERFECT OPTION IN THIS NEW NORMAL OF HOW DO YOU GET BACK TO THE EDUCATION AND LEARNING IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC? >> ALI, WHAT ARE THE TEACHERS SAYING? ARE THEY ON BOARD WITH THIS PLAN? DO THEY HAVE CONCERNS? >> I THINK THAT THERE ARE CONCERNS COMING FROM EVERYWHERE, EVEN JUST TODAY, I HEARD FROM A FEW TEACHERS, ONE OF THEM CAME WITH SEVERAL STUDENTS THAT I SPOKE WITH THIS MORNING ABOUT HOW THEY WERE FEELING ABOUT THIS THAT TEACHER WAS SAYING SHE DID NOT THINK SHE WOULD BE BACK IN THE CLASSROOM AND THEN ANOTHER TEACHER WHO CAME UP THOUGHT WE WERE LIVE HERE WANTED TO TALK ABOUT HIS EXPENSE HE SAID HE WAS A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER IN THE REGION THAT HE SAID HE WAS NOT GOING TO BE WILLING TO GO BACK BECAUSE HE DID NOT FEEL SAFE AND THAT IS GOING TO END UP BEING AN IMPORTANT PIECE OF THE PUZZLE HERE BECAUSE AS PARENTS ARE MAKING THIS DECISION, IT IS ALSO UP TO THE TEACHERS THAT DECIDE WHAT THEY FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH

SO AS STUDENTS ARE DECIDING WHETHER THEY ARE GOING TO BE IN THE CLASSROOM OR NOT, THEY ARE NOT ALSO NOT SURE WHAT TEACHERS ARE GOING TO BE BACK IN THE CLASSROOMS OR IF THEY ARE GOING TO BE TEACHING ONLINE SO IT LEAVES A LOT UP IN THE AIR, NAMELY, WHERE DO THE TEACHERS FEEL COMFORTABLE? WHAT SOURCES ARE THOSE FEATURES GOING TO BE TEACHING AND HOW? AND OF COURSE, THE WHOLE CONCEPT OF GRADING, WHICH YOU HAVE TWO AVENUES OF STUDENTS, SOME OF THEM COMING IN PERSON, SOME OF THEM LEARNING ONLY ONLINE THERE'S A LOT OF QUESTIONS OF HOW DO MAKE SURE THAT GRADING IS HERE THE BOARD, TOO? SO AGAIN, THERE ARE THESE OPTIONS AND SCHOOL BOARD AND OTHER OFFICIALS ARE TRYING TO WORK THROUGH WHAT WORKS HERE BUT AT THE SAME TIME, YOU HEARD A LOT OF CRITICISM FROM THE UPPER ECHELONS OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, NAMELY BETSY DeVOS, NOT A LOT OF OFFERS OF SOLUTIONS IN THAT VEIN >> ALL RIGHT, ALI, YOU MENTIONED YOU SAW SOME STUDENTS THERE TODAY, WHAT ARE THE KIDS SAYING? WHAT ARE THEY TELLING YOU? >> LOOK, ALISON, THIS IS A CONFUSING TIME FOR A LOT OF KIDS AND WHILE IT IS THE PARENTS WHO ARE MAKING THE DECISION, I SPOKE TODAY WITH THREE RISING SENIORS WHO ARE ALL GRAPPLING WITH THE REALITY THAT THEIR SENIOR YEAR IS PROBABLY NOT GOING TO LOOK LIKE THE SENIOR YEAR THAT THEY IMAGINE FOR ALL OF THEIR CHILDHOOD

AND SO WHEN I SPOKE WITH THEM, WE HAD THREE VERY DIFFERENT DECISIONS FOR WHAT THEIR FILES WERE GOING TO LOOK LIKE WANTED TO PLAY FOR YOU KNOW SOME OF THE STUFF THAT THEY TOLD ME AND WHY SOME OF THEM ARE DECIDING THEY'RE GOING TO GO BACK INTO THE CLASSROOM, OTHERS ARE DECIDING THEY ARE GOING TO STAY HOME LISTEN >> ME AND MY PARENTS DECIDED THAT I WOULD STAY HOME AND I WOULD GO FULL- TIME ONLINE THEY WERE CONCERNED ABOUT SAFETY, ESPECIALLY BECAUSE I HAVE A YOUNGER SIBLING AT HOME

AND MY GRANDPARENTS OCCASIONALLY VISIT SO WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY WERE NOT EXPOSED TO THE VIRUS IN ANYWAY POSSIBLE >> WHEN I FIRST HEARD THE NEWS THAT THEY WERE GOING TO DO DO TWO OPTIONS MY INSTANT REACTION IS, I'M GOING TO THE SCHOOL

BUT THEN I STARTED ATTENDING ALL THESE — EVERY SINGLE TOWN HALL THAT WAS PRESENTED TO ME, I STARTED TALKING TO THE TEACHERS AND I JUST REALIZED THAT FOR MY HEALTH, MY WELL-BEING AS WELL AS MY FAMILY'S HEALTH AND WELL-BEING, THAT I NEED TO BE STAYING HOME IN THE FALL >> SO YOU ARE OPTING TO BE IN CLASS, THEN? IS THERE ANY CONCERN YOU HAVE ABOUT THIS DECISION? >> I HAVE A LOT OF CONCERNS BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE WITH BOTH PLANS, WHAT THEY PUT OUT, I FEEL LIKE THERE'S A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY IN THE AIR >> THAT SEEMS TO BE THE MOOD HERE ON THE GROUND AND ALSO ACROSS THE COUNTRY AS ALL OF THESE DIFFERENT SCHOOL DISTRICTS TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHAT IS BEST FOR THEM I WILL SEE FOR THE KIDS THAT I SPOKE TO TODAY

THE KIND OF HAD A HEADS UP THAT THIS IS WHAT THEIR SENIOR YEAR WAS GOING TO LOOK LIKE, THAT IT WAS GOING TO BE DISRUPTED IN SOME WAY BECAUSE THEY SAW WITH THE SENIOR CLASS THIS YEAR WENT THROUGH WITH VIRTUAL GRADUATIONS AND ALL OF THESE DIFFERENT THINGS BEING CHANGED TO MAKE WAY FOR BEING SAFE IN THE PANDEMIC THEY KNEW THAT IT WAS GOING TO THAT MEAN THAT THEIR SENIOR YEAR LOOKED DIFFERENT THAT STILL DOES NOT CHANGE THE FACT THAT THEY ARE FRUSTRATED THEY ARE SAD AND THEY ARE ANXIOUS ABOUT THIS NEW REALITY AND I WILL SAY, IT WAS REALLY JUST STARTING TODAY BECAUSE THOSE TWO GIRLS WHO WE SPOKE TO BE A REALLY GOOD FRIENDS AND WE LIVE

WHEN THEY SAW EACH OTHER AND THEY SHOWED UP IN THIS PARKING LOT FOR THE INTERVIEW, ONE OF THEIR MOMS SAID, IT IS SO NICE TO SEE THEM TOGETHER IN PERSON BECAUSE ALL THEY DO IS SEE THEM TOGETHER OVER VIDEO CHAT AND SO I JUST SORT OF HAMMERS HOME AGAIN, THIS IS ALL ABOUT CONNECTION AND FEELING CONNECTED TO OUR FRIENDS AND OUR CLASSMATES AND FOR THE STUDENTS, THAT IS SOMETHING THAT THEY ARE REALLY GIVING UP AS THEY MAKE THIS DECISION TO STAY HOME THEY ARE DOING IT WITH HEALTH IN MIND BUT AT THE SAME TIME, THEY DO REALIZE THAT SENIOR YEAR JUST DOES NOT LOOK LIKE WHAT YOU AND I EXPERIENCED, ALISON >> Reporter: NO NOT AT ALL AND YOU SAID IT

I MEAN, YOU BUMP INTO SOMEONE IF YOU ARE OUT OR WERE YOU ACTUALLY HAVE CONTACT WITH A FRIEND AND IT IS LIKE THE GREATEST THING BECAUSE WE ARE ALL JUST TALKING TO EACH OTHER THE WAY I'M TALKING TO YOU OR WE ARE ASSUMING JUST NOT ABOUT EACH OTHER THAT MUCH ANYMORE IT IS ROUGH >> YEAH, IT IS REALLY ROUGH IT WAS SO NICE TO SEE THEM GET BACK TOGETHER TODAY TO GIVE THEM AN EXCUSE IT, EVEN FROM A SOCIALLY DISTANCE PARKING LOT OUTSIDE OF THEIR HIGH SCHOOL TO GET BACK IN TOUCH AND TO SEE EACH OTHER IN PERSON

>> THAT IS AWESOME WAY TO BRING THEM TOGETHER, ALI IT WAS GREAT TO SEE YOU AND AGAIN, I HOPE I SEE YOU IN PERSON >> THAT WOULD BE NICE

>>> FLORIDA GOVERNOR RON DeSANTIS SAYS SCHOOLS WILL REOPEN FOR INDOOR LEARNING NEXT, MAN SUPERINTENDENT OF MIAMI-DADE PUBLIC SCHOOLS SAYS THAT COULD BE DIFFICULT IF CASES IN FLORIDA KEEP RISING >> WE ARE CURRENTLY SERVING PARENTS, SPECIFIC TO EACH ONE OF OUR 400+ SCHOOLS >> RIGHT >> Reporter: BASED ON TODAY'S CONDITIONS, IF THE CONDITIONS ARE ON AUGUST 24th, WHAT THEY ARE TODAY, WHERE MIAMI-DADE IS THE CENTER OF FOR THE'S EPICENTER IN FLORIDA IS THE EPICENTER OF OUR NATION

THEN IT WOULD BE VERY DIFFICULT FOR US TO MANDATE THE OPENING OF SCHOOLS DISTRICT WIDE >> AFTER BENJAMIN DRESSING UP AND HE IS AN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE OF PUBLIC HEALTH DOCTOR, THE KEYS MUCH FOR BEING WITH US WHAT ARE YOUR CONCERNS ABOUT SCHOOLS REOPENING, PARTICULARLY IN HOT SPOTS LIKE FLORIDA? >> I THINK IT IS A CHALLENGING ONE EVERYWHERE STATE-BY-STATE, DISTRICT BY DISTRICT

YOU KNOW, — EXAMPLES AROUND THE WORLD OF SCHOOLS REOPENING AND THE COVID EPIDEMIC AND OUT HAVING HUGE OUTBREAK BUT I MUST SAY THAT BUT MUCH ALL OF THE SETTINGS, THEY HAD SOME CONTROL OVER THE EPIDEMIC BEFORE THEY OPEN THE SCHOOL IT IS NOT LIKE THEY HAD NO TRANSMISSION THEY WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF A SURGE BUT I AGREE

I TO GET IS VERY DIFFICULT TO OPEN A SCHOOL IF YOU'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A SURGE SITUATION >> SO HOW DO WE PREVENT THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS IN THE CLASSROOM? WHAT KINDS OF THINGS WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE OR THINK THAT WE NEED TO BE THINKING ABOUT AS CLASSES ARE ABLE TO RESUME? >> SO I THINK IT IS POSSIBLE TO STOP THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS IN CLASSROOMS AND AS I MENTIONED, THE DATA FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO GIVE SOME HOPE THAT IF YOU'RE NOT IN THE MIDST OF BIG SURGE, IT IS POSSIBLE TO OPEN SCHOOLS AND NOT HAVE SCHOOL BREAKOUT, SCHOOL- BASED OUTBREAKS EVEN IF THERE IS TRANSMISSION IN YOUR COMMUNITY EVERYONE HAS HEARD THESE MESSAGES BEFORE THINGS LIKE MASKS, SOCIAL DISTANCING

AFFECTING SPACE, TRY TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR PEOPLE TO KEEP PART COHORT OF STUDENTS YOU DON'T HAVE EVERYTHING MIXING HE IS THAT YOU HAVE SORT OF A PARTY, IF THERE'S ONE IN TEXAS, IT MAY BE THAT SMALL GROUP OF CHILDREN AND NOT MOVING AROUND THE SCHOOL I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE THINKING ABOUT VENTILATION WHERE POSSIBLE

AND WITH THOSE THINGS IN PLACE, I THINK IT IS POSSIBLE FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS TO BE SAFE BUT AGAIN, IT DEPENDS ON COMMITTEE SPREADS WE SPENT SOME TIME WITH RESTAURANTS AND BARS IN A LOT OF STATES THAT BECAUSE OF THAT, I THINK WE HAVE A LOT OF COMMITTEE PUT IN PLACE LIKE TEXAS, FLORIDA, AND CALIFORNIA THAT IS IN OUR SCHOOLS SO I HOPE OTHER STATES CAN SEE THAT

AND PERHAPS CHANGE PRIORITIES IF WE WANT TO GET OUR KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL IN FALL, WHICH I THINK IS THE RIGHT PRIORITY, WE NEED TO BE THINK ABOUT WHAT WE ARE NOT DOING IN OTHER SETTINGS >> ABSOLUTELY HERE'S A QUESTION FROM ONE OF OUR VIEWERS A LOT OF STUDENTS RELY ON BUSES TO GET TO SCHOOL

ARE SCHOOL BUSES SAFE? AND HOW DO YOU KEEP KIDS SOCIALLY DISTANCE ON THE BUS? >> YEAH THE BUS IS VERY CHALLENGING WE HAVE BEEN DISCUSSING THIS AS WELL UNIT, THERE ARE THINGS BUT AGAIN, IT IS MASKS AND DISTANCE AND VENTILATION ESPECIALLY IN WARM CLIMATE

THAT MAY BE A GOOD SOLUTION LET'S BE HONEST IT IS GOING TO BE HARD TO HAVE WINDOWS OPEN IN THE SUMMER I THINK ON DISTRICT NEED TO THINK ABOUT THEIR BUSING ROUTES AND HOW MANY KIDS ARE GOING TO BE ON THE BUS BUT ARE TRYING TO MAKE SOCIAL- DISTANCING POSSIBLE THE DISPARITIES ARE INTRODUCED OUT THERE

I THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, KIDS ARE BUSING TO THE SCHOOL, OFTEN COMING FROM COMMITTEES OF COLOR AND THOSE KIDS ARE GOING TO SUFFER THE MOST BUT NOT BEING IN SCHOOL AND MANY CASES AT THE SAME TIME, THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO MIGHT BE AT MORE RISK BY BEING ON BUSES AND SO IT IS REALLY A CHALLENGING SITUATION BUSES ARE ONE OF THE SPOTS WHERE WE HAVE TO THINK CAREFULLY ABOUT >> YEAH

I HAVE ANOTHER RIVERA QUESTION FOR YOU THIS ONE IS ABOUT CHILDREN POTENTIALLY SPREADING THE VIRUS TO THE SIBLINGS OR YOUNGER FAMILY MEMBERS VERY YOUNG FAMILY MEMBERS ONE OF YOUR ASKED, WHAT IS THE CORONAVIRUS SPOT FOR BABIES UNDER A YEAR OLD? HOW WORRIED DO YOU NEED TO BE THERE? >> RIGHT I HAVE AND NOT A PEDIATRICIAN, I WOULD REFER TO YOUR PEDIATRICIAN FOR EXPERT ADVICE

CHILDREN IN GENERAL HAVE ACTUALLY MORE MILD COVID INFECTIONS THAN ADULTS AND IT IS ACTUALLY SORT OF WHAT WE CALL, LIKE, 5-YEAR-OLD HAVE MORE MILD DISEASE THAN 10- YEAR-OLDS NOW, AN INFANT UNDER THREE MONTHS OF AGE, THAT IS A DIFFERENT SITUATION AND THE INFECTION OF THE INFANT OF THAT IT'S A VERY SERIOUS SITUATION YOU KNOW, FOR A 1-YEAR-OLD ACTUALLY, THEY COULD ACTUALLY ENCOUNTER TO DAVE ABOUT ACTUALLY MAKING THE PERSON, HOW THAT IS LIKELY TO HAVE CORONAVIRUS

YOU KNOW, AND ASK EVERYONE NOTES, IT IS PEOPLE WHO ARE OLDER AND HAVE VULNERABILITY'S THAT ARE THE GREATEST RISK AND THE OTHER THING I WAS MENTIONED IS THAT STUDIES AROUND THE WORLD, ACTUALLY WE HAVE NOT SEEN A LOT OF IN- HOUSE TRANSMISSIONS FROM CHILDREN TO CHILDREN OR FROM CHILDREN TO ADULTS MOST OF THE TRANSMISSION IS HAPPENING IN HOUSEHOLD IT IS COMING FROM ADULTS WHO ARE EXPOSED TO THE COMMUNITY AND THEY ARE PASSING IT ON TO THEIR KIDS I THINK THAT IS REALLY A MAJOR RISK OF MORE THAN CHILD TO CHILD TRANSMISSION

>> DR LINUS, THANK YOU FOR THE TAKING THE TIME TO JOIN US REALLY APPRECIATE IT >> THAT IS MY PLEASURE THANKS FOR HAVING ME

>>> UEKI ANNOUNCING A CONTROVERSIAL BACK TO SCHOOL PLAN STUDENTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND IN- PERSON CLASSES IN THE FALL AND PARENTS WHO REFUSE COULD BE FINED NBC NEWS SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT KEIR SIMMONS REPORTS >> WELL, HERE IN THE UK, SOME USE, OF SCHOOLING HAVE RESTARTED

BUT MOSTLY, MOST CHILDREN, WANT TO GO BACK UNTIL SEPTEMBER LIKE SO MANY FOLKS THERE, IN THE US, I HAVE BEEN HOME EDUCATING MY KIDS FOR MONTHS NOW JUST LIKE THERE, THERE HAVE BEEN VERY HEATED ARGUMENTS BETWEEN TEACHERS AND PARENTS AND THE GOVERNMENT BECAUSE OF COURSE SCHOOLS ARE NOT A PLACE FOR TO BE EDUCATED

THEY'RE ALSO A WORKPLACE FOR TEACHERS NOW, ALL CHILDREN WHO RETURN TO THE SCHOOL IN SEPTEMBER, IN FACT, THE PENS DON'T SEND THEIR CHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL, THEN THE COULD BE SUBJECTED TO FINES THEY WILL BE PRECAUTIONS THAT YOU WOULD EXPECT PLENTY OF HANDWASHING, CHILDREN WILL BE PUT IN BUBBLES TO TRY TO SEPARATE CLASSES EVEN THE DYNAMICS OF THE SCHOOLS WILL BE CHANGED TO TRY AND SEPARATE STUDENTS THERE WILL BE NO MANDATORY WEARING OF MASKS IN SCHOOL

IT IS WORTH POINTING OUT THAT THIS DECISION CAN BE MADE BECAUSE THE INFECTION RATE NOW IN THE UK IS RELATIVELY LOW AND THAT IF THAT CHANGE, IF, FOR EXAMPLE, THERE IS A SECOND WAVE, THEN, OF COURSE, THE GOVERNMENT'S ALKYLATION WOULD HAVE TO CHANGE AGAIN >>> A HUGE DAY FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS IN CHINA SOME OF THEM MISSED MONTHS OF SCHOOL BUT THEY YOU'RE STILL TAKING THE NATIONAL COLLEGE EXAMS

A TEST THAT THEY SPENT YEARS PREPARING FOR, COULD AFFECT THEIR LIVES FOR YEARS TO COME OUR CORRESPONDENT SHOWS US WHAT THAT THEY WAS LIKE >> Reporter: AND SO ENDS WHAT WAS ARGUABLY THE CHANGES OF SCHOOL YEAR AROUND THE WORLD, DISTANCE LEARNING BECAME THE NEW REALITY EVEN GRADUATIONS WERE DONE ONLINE

AND SCHOOLS THAT DID REOPEN FACED A WHOLE NEW SET OF RULES AND CHALLENGES HERE IN CHINA? WHEN THE GOVERNMENT DECIDED TO ALLOW KIDS BACK INTO CLASSROOMS, THERE WERE SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES LIKE MANDATORY MASKS AND CELEBRATED DEATHS TEMPERATURE CHECKS AND EATING LUNCH IN SHIFTS A AND NOT EVERYBODY RETURNED AT ONCE OR EVEN MADE IT BACK IT WAS A PHASED APPROACH

DIFFERENT GRADES WENT TO TWO DIFFERENT TIMES, WEEKS APART A FACTOR PUSHING EDUCATION OFFICIALS WITH THE HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS HAVING TO WRITE THE NATIONAL COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAM IT IS CALLED THELKOW IT IS WET GUIDES EVERY CHINESE STUDENTS THROUGH THEIR ENTIRE SCHOOL LIFE

IT IS FAMOUS IN THAT DAUNTING BIG PRESSURE WAY THINK ABOUT IT THESE STUDENTS SPENT YEARS PREPENDING FOR THIS ONE BECAUSE THE TOWEL COW DETERMINES EVERYTHING, WHAT UNIVERSITY YOU CAN GO TO THE STORE NEAR ADDED PRESSURE THIS YEAR OF SCHOOLS CLOSING DOWN DURING THE PANDEMIC THE THELKOW WAS DELAYED BY A MUST

THESE STUDENTS WERE THE FIRST TO GO BACK IT IS A HUGE DEAL FOR PARENTS, TOO THEY WITH EVERYTHING OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL TO GIVE THEM FLOWERS AND REASSURANCE STUDENTS MISSED OVER THREE MONTHS OF SCHOOL STEPHEN FIGURES IT WOULD OKAY

>> IT IS A REGULAR TEST IN MY HIGH SCHOOL LIFE BUT I REALLY EXCITED >> IT WAS A SIGN THAT MAYBE EDUCATION COULD GET BACK ON TRACK HERE SCHOOLS WERE FIRST ORDER TO CLOSE BACK IN JANUARY SO MANY STUDENTS HAVE NOT BEEN INSIDE A CLASSROOM FOR SIX MONTHS

AND IN BEIJING, SCHOOLS WERE CLOSED AGAIN WITH THAT OUTBREAK OF CASES AT THE WHOLESALE FOOD MARKET IN MID- JUNE JUST DAYS BEFORE THE LAST PHASE OF KIDS IN GRADES ONE THROUGH THREE WERE SUPPOSED TO TO GO BACK NO, IT IS UNCLEAR WHETHER THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR WILL START ON TIME IF IT WILL BE ONLINE OR IN PERSON OR A MIX OF BOTH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS ARE ALSO STILL TRYING TO GET TEACHERS BACK

WHO HAVE BEEN STUCK OUTSIDE OF CHINA SINCE THE BORDERS CLOSED LATE MARCH MUCH OF IT IS GOING TO DEPEND ON THE NUMBERS TAKE HONG KONG, FOR EXAMPLE IT HAD CASES UNDER CONTROL, SO SCHOOLS REOPENED AT THE END OF MAY NOW, THERE'S ANOTHER SURGE IN CASES AND OFFICIALS ARE CALLING IT A THIRD WAY

THEY'RE, I DON'T KNOW CONFIRMED INFECTIONS AS SCHOOLS BUT OFFICIALS SAY THEY WANTED TO KEEP IT THAT WAY SO SCHOOLS THERE ARE CLOSED AGAIN A SORT OF CAUTIONARY TALE FOR THE REST OF THE WORLD, TRYING TO FIND THE WAY FORWARD >>> 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

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MIC DROP >> YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH >>> WE'D LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POSTRACIAL AMERICA WE'RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> SO 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'S OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU'RE DIFFERENT YOU JUST 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

>>> A JUDGE BROUGHT THE FEDERAL DEATH PENALTY TODAY HOURS BEFORE AN INMATE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE EXECUTED JUST THIS CORRESPONDENT STEVE WILLIAMS JOINS ME NOW THE JUDGE BLOCKED THREE ASSOCIATIONS SCHEDULED THIS WEEK AND ONE FOR AUGUST COULD YOU WERE TELL US ABOUT A DECISION? >> A FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT JUDGE IN WASHINGTON RULING IN A CASE BROUGHT BY THE DEATH PENALTY

SCHEDULED FOR EXECUTION THE CHURCHES SAID THE METHOD THAT THE GOVERNMENT HAS PROPOSED TO USE, A SINGLE DRUG CALLED — WHICH IS A POWERFUL BARBITURATE SHE BELIEVES THERE IS EVIDENCE INDICATING THAT IT CAN CAUSE NEEDLESS PAIN AND SUFFERING, BUT IT CAUSES A SENSATION OF DROWNING AND ASPHYXIATION AND THAT THEREFORE,S USE WOULD BE AND CONSTITUTIONAL THEY HAVE ORDERED THE GOVERNOR TO STOP THE EXECUTIONS THE FIRST ONE WAS PLANNED FOR TODAY IN INDIANA, THE FEDERAL LETHAL INJECTION CHAMBER, AT 4:00

FOR OBVIOUSLY WE'RE PAST THAT NO BUT THERE IS STILL BACK AND FORTH BUT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT HAS FILED AN EMERGENCY APPEAL TO THE FEDERAL APPEALS COURT SAYING, NO, THE CHURCH IS WRONG WE SHOULD GO AHEAD WITH THIS SO NO, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO SEE WITH THESE COURT WILL THE COME OUT BUT IT USED TO BE THAT THERE WAS A THREE-DRUG SEQUENCE, THREE CHEMICAL SEQUENCE THAT MOST STATES AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT USED

AND TWO THINGS HAPPENED ONE IS, THE MANUFACTURERS, SOME OF THESE DRUGS STOPPED MAKING THEM AVAILABLE TO CARRY OUT EXECUTIONS AND TWO, THE REPORT CHALLENGES THE RESPONSE TO THAT, THAT IS WHY THE GOVERNMENT HAS GONE TO THE SINGLE DRUG PROTOCOL AT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL SAID, WE'RE GOING TO THE RESUME EXECUTIONS AND THERE WERE IMMEDIATE COURT CHALLENGES AND THE CONTINUED RIGHT UP UNTIL THE TIME OF THE PLANNED EXECUTION

>> GIVE US SOME THE HISTORY HERE CAN YOU REMIND US, TAKE IT BACK A LITTLE BIT, WHY WE HAVE NOT SEEN A FEDERAL EXECUTION IN NEARLY TWO DECADES AND HOW IT HAS STOPPED? >> THERE'S BEEN A SERIES OF LAWSUITS AND A LOT OF RETHINKING ABOUT THIS YOU KNOW, THIS REGIONAL THREE- DRUG SEQUENCE WAS ACTUALLY CONCEIVED OF BY A PATHOLOGIST IN OKLAHOMA HE WAS THE ONE WHO COME UP WITH THIS

AND OVER THE YEARS THERE'S BEEN A NUMBER OF COURT CHARGES TO HIT THE SUPREME COURT HAS SAID OBVIOUSLY BECAUSE IT IS IN THE CONSTITUTION, THERE IS NOTHING INHERENTLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL ABOUT THE DEATH PENALTY AND WHEN YOU WANT TO CHALLENGE A METHOD OF SEDITION, YOU HAVE TO SAY THAT YOU CAN'T JUST SAY THAT IT IS PAINFUL BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY, IT IS GETTING SOMEBODY BUT YOU HAVE TO SAY THAT IT IS BEYOND JUST THAT KIND OF A NORMAL, WHAT YOU WOULD EXPECT IN EXECUTION SOMEHOW WAY BEYOND THAT

AND YOU HAVE TO TO PROPOSE SOMETHING THAT IS A LESS PAINFUL OR MORE HUMANE, IF YOU WILL, ALTERNATIVE NOW, THE INMATES WHO ARE CHALLENGING THIS RIGHT NOW AND SUCCEED IN GETTING THE COURT RULING TODAY, THEY SAY THEY HAVE MET THE FIRST STANDARD OF THE JUDGE AGREES WITH THEM ON THAT THEY SEE A LESS PAINFUL MEANS OF EXECUTION WOULD ACTUALLY BE A FIRING SQUAD NOW, THAT MAY SOUND STRANGE, BUT THINK ABOUT IT IT IS THE ONLY FORM OF EXECUTION FOR WHICH PEOPLE ARE TRAINED

NOBODY GETS TRAINING IN THE BOROUGH OF IS AN >> NO DOCTOR SPECIFICALLY IN THIS LETHAL INJECTION SEQUENCE PROTOCOL BUT OBVIOUSLY, THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THE GOVERNMENT AND THE MILITARY WHO ARE TRAINED TO SHOOT AND KILLED PEOPLE THE LAST EXECUTIONS BY FIRING SQUAD WERE 10 YEARS AGO IN UTAH UTAH AND TWO OTHER STATES, TO ALLOW ALTHOUGH IT DOES DID NOT HAPPEN IN RECENT YEARS

SO WHETHER THE OPPONENTS OF THE DEATH PENALTY HAVE OFFERED THIS AS A SORT OF IMPOSSIBLE STANDARD OF THE GOVERNMENT TO MEET, I DON'T KNOW BUT IN ANY EVENT, IT IS ALL TIED UP IN COURT NOW SO PETE, NOW THAT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT HAS FILED AN APPEAL HERE, WHAT IS NEXT? WHAT CAN WE EXPECT HERE? >> WELL, THE GOVERNMENT HAS ASKED EVERYBODY TO GET THEIR LEGAL BEEFED IN BY 7:00 MONDAY AND THEN THE APPEALS COURT WILL BE DECIDED AT THE SAME TIME, THE GOVERNMENT HAS SIMULTANEOUSLY FILED AN APPEAL IN THE U

S SUPREME COURT, SAYING, HEY, WE WOULD NOT NOR NORMALLY DO THAT, BUT TIME OF THE ESSENCE HERE 4:00 DEADLINE, WHICH IS COMING OBVIOUSLY, THERE ARE TWO OTHER EXECUTIONS SCHEDULED FOR LATER THIS WEEK SO WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS

BUT IT IS ALL IN THE HANDS OF THE APPEALS COURTS RIGHT NOW >> ALL RIGHT, PETE WILLIAMS, NO DOUBT, WE WILL BE TALKING TO YOU ABOUT THIS YOU BET >> Reporter: THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS DROPPING ITS CONTROVERSIAL NAME AND LOGO THE TEAM MADE THAT ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY

THE NAME LONG CRITICIZED AS OFFENSIVE TO NATIVE AMERICANS, NOT THE FRANCHISE IS WORKING ON A NEW NAME AND LOGO NBC NEWS BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT JOE JOINING ME NOW TELL US MORE ABOUT TODAY'S ANNOUNCEMENT AND HOW WE GOT HERE >> YEAH, ALISON, IT IS A LONG TIME IN THE MAKING AND NATIVE AMERICAN MOVEMENT LEADERS WHO HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THIS FOR DECADES HAVE TOLD ME IN INTERVIEWS THAT THEY BELIEVE THAT THE "R" WORD IS THE "N" WORD EQUIVALENT AND THEY HAVE BEEN SEEN TODAY'S CHANGE AND THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AS A VICTORY

BUT FOR SO LONG, THEY DID NOT THINK IT WAS EVER POSSIBLE AND IT IS BECAUSE OF DAN SNYDER AT THE WASHINGTON ALICE FELTON THIS IS WHAT HE SAID BACK IN 2001 >> WE ARE NEVER GOING TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE WASHINGTON REDSKINS ANYTHING FROM A BOTTOM-LINE PERSPECTIVE, WHAT IT MEANS IS TRADITION, WHAT IT MEANS IS COMPETITIVENESS WHAT IT MEANS IS ON HER

IT IS NOT A DEROGATORY I THINK TO TAKE IT THAT WAY IS JUST TO BE ABLE TO GET A PODIUM AND SPEAK >> FAST-FORWARD FROM 2001 TO 2020 AND JULY, WHEN A LOT OF THE BIG BUSINESSES BEHIND THE WASHINGTON NFL TEAM BEGAN SPEAKING OUT WE'VE HAD FEDEX, WHICH HAS THE NAMING RIGHTS TO THE STADIUM, CALL FOR A COMPLETE REBRANDING AND THEN THE MERCHANDISE STARTED TO DISAPPEAR FROM AMAZON, TARGET, WALMART, AND NIKE

AND THAT PUT A LOT OF PRESSURE ON THE TEAM AND THAT IS WHAT LED US TO TODAY, WHEN THE NFL TEAM SAYS THEY ARE NO LONGER CAN THAT BE USING THE MASK OR THE NAME THEY WILL BE ROLLING THAT BACK WHAT IS INTERESTING HERE, ALISON IS THAT MEMBERS OF THE NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY HAVE LONG BEEN TRYING TO HAVE A DIRECT DIALOGUE WITH NFL COMMISSIONER ROGER GOODELL AND THE WASHINGTON NFL TEAM THEY HAVE SENT AN OPEN LETTER SIGNED BY 1500 PEOPLE AND ORGANIZERS IN THE COMMUNITY AND THEY TELL US THEY STILL HAVE NOT HEARD BACK ON THAT I JUST WANT TO BE INVOLVED IN WHAT COMES NEXT

>> JOE, HOW ARE NATIVE AMERICANS REACTING? WHAT ARE THEY SAYING? BECAUSE YOU SAW THE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM WASHINGTON TODAY AND THEY SAID THEY ARE WORKING ON A NEW NAME AND LOGO BUT THEY DID NOT SAY THAT THEY WERE WORKING WITH ANY NATIVE AMERICANS ON THAT >> YEAH, FROM WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR, BASED OFF OF OUR INTERVIEWS OVER THE PAST WEEK THERE HAVE NOT BEEN MUCH ENGAGEMENT ON THIS FRONT TO THE DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE MARY NATIVE AMERICANS

THEY HAVE BEEN LONG CAMPAIGNING FOR THIS I INTERVIEWED SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO ARE LONGTIME LEADERS IN THIS SPACE AND THEY EXPLAINED TO ME WHY THIS CHANGE IS ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL AND WHAT IT DOES TO TO THE COMMUNITY WHEN YOU SEE MASCOTS LIKE THIS NOT JUST THE WASHINGTON TEAMS, PROLIFERATE AND BE USED IN SPORTS LISTEN TO THE THIS

>> THE EVIDENCE AND THE SENSE SHOWS THAT THAT TYPE OF BEHAVIOR AND WHEN OUR CHILDREN, OUR NATIVE CHILDREN SEE, LIKE, FOR EXAMPLE, IN THE SUPER BOWL, RACISM ON DISPLAY, AS, YOU KNOW, FOR THE ENTIRE WORLD TO SEE, AS THE TOMAHAWK CHOP IS IN THE BACK RIGHT >> AND YOU SEE THEM TAILGATING IN RED FACE AND DRESSED UP THAT IS SO DEEPLY HARMFUL FOR FIRST AND FOREMOST, OUR CHILDREN

>> WE ALSO STILL HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO THERE'S OTHER TEAMS THAT ALSO NEED TO LISTEN AND TO UNDERSTAND THAT THEY NEED TO MAKE CHANGES AS WELL >> THE OTHER TEAMS, AT SHE IS REFERRING TO THE CLEVELAND MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAM PRETTY IN LET THE TEAM AS WELL AND ACTUALLY THOUSANDS OF TEAMS WHEN IT COMES TO PRO SPORTS, COLLEGE SPORTS, HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SO THEIR HOPE IS THAT THIS VICTORY THAT MANY DESCRIBE TODAY WILL HELP MOTIVATE CHANGES DOWN THE LINE BECAUSE THIS IS CERTAINLY ONE MAJOR HEADLINE AND ONE MAJOR TEAM

BUT NOT THE FULL PICTURE >> YEAH, HOPEFULLY THIS IS JUST THE START JO, YOU MENTIONED ALL OF THE MAJOR COMPANIES WHO PRESSURED WASHINGTON TO PEPSI, NIKE, FEDEX, WHICH, OF COURSE, YOU SAID SPONSORS THE TEAM ANY REACTION FROM THEM TODAY? WHAT ARE THEY SAYING? >> YEAH, SO IT SEEMS PRETTY QUIET SO FAR WHAT WE DO KNOW, THOUGH, IS THAT THIS COMES FROM PRESSURE

AND ACTIVISTS AND, YOU KNOW, MOVEMENT LEADERS INSIDE THE NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY, TELL ME THAT THEY BELIEVE THAT THEIR CULTURAL APPROPRIATION OF NATIVE CULTURE IS A BILLION- DOLLAR INDUSTRY AND THAT IS NOW STARTING TO FINALLY CHANGE AND SO YOU CAN THAT THIS MOMENT THAT WE ARE IN AND WE HAVE TO REMEMBER, WE ARE IN A MOMENT IN THE AFTERMATH OF GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH WHERE SO MANY PEOPLE ARE CALLING FOR RACIAL EQUALITY I'M DID NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITY DOES NOT FEEL LEFT BEHIND, THAT IS WHAT THEY ARE TELLING ME AND A BELIEVE TODAY IS ONE STEP CLOSE TO THAT

>> WHAT HOPE SO JO, ALWAYS GREAT TO SEE YOU ALWAYS GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US TODAY >> THANKS >>> IT STARTED WITH A FEW BICYCLISTS TRYING TO PROTECT BLACK LIVES MATTER MARCHES

IT HAS SINCE BECOME AN INTELLECTUAL GROUP OF ACTIVISTS THE FOUNDERS TOLD NBC NEWS NOW WHY PROTESTING ON WHEELS IS SO EFFECTIVE >> WHAT DO WE WANT? WENT AWAY WANT IT? >> NOW? >> WHAT DO WE WANT? >> JUSTICE! >> WHEN DO WE WANT IT? >> NOW! >> BLACK LIVES MATTER! >> JUSTICE TO PROTECT THEM FROM THE ONCOMING TRAFFIC [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] MANY FEAR THAT IT IS A FIXED ENTRY POINTS I NEVER PLANNED ON THROWING MY OWN PROTEST

MY FRIEND GOT MURDERED BY THE POLICE IN SAN DIEGO WHEN I WAS LIKE 15 THE COPS NEVER GOT FIRED OR ARRESTED OR ANYTHING PEOPLE ARE STILL GETTING MURDERED EVERY DAY I FELT IT WAS MIGHT NEED TO COME OUT AND TRY TO PARTICIPATE >> WE HAVE PEOPLE ON BIKES UP

AS FAR AS LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATION >> IT HAS TAKEN AN EMOTIONAL TOLL ON ME IT IS WORTH IT >> I THINK ONE OF THE MAIN THINGS THAT HAPPENS ON A BICYCLE THAT DOES NOT HAPPEN WHEN YOU ARE MARCHING IS YOU — AND IN THE DISTANCE THAT YOU COVER, ESPECIALLY FOR PEOPLE WHO — YOU GET A LANDSCAPE OF THE CITY AND THAT LANDSCAPE TO UNEVEN YOU SEE HOW THEY AREAS ARE SERVED AND UNDERSERVED

MIGHT NOT BE AS IMMEDIATELY APPARENT IF YOU'RE WATCHING BECAUSE YOU ARE WATCHING 1 MILE YOU MIGHT NOT GO THROUGH SEVEN DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOODS OF VARIOUS KINDS OF CLASSES, RACES, ETC, ETC WEARS ON A BICYCLE, YOU'RE PROBABLY GOING TO THE CROSS IT WE WOULD LIKE TO DESCRIBE THEM AS AMPLIFYING THE CAUSE

THE CAUSE IS THE FIGHT AGAINST POLICE VIOLENCE WE ARE NOT JUST DISH WE DON'T JUST MEET HERE AND GO WE TRAIN LEADERS MANAGING BRIGADES ON BIKES THAT IS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT

>> I'M 16 IT REALLY CHANGES HOW I'M GOING TO BE GROWING UP BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE AT A YOUNG AGE, THAT IS WHEN WE BUILT, LIKE, OUR OPINIONS SO MY GOAL IS PRETTY MUCH TO GET NUMBERS TO BLOCK THE TRAFFIC >> TELL EVERYONE TO BE RESPECTFUL BECAUSE WE ARE NOT, LIKE, FIGHTING THE PUBLIC >> IF YOU KNOW, YOU CAN LET THEM GO

>> I THOUGHT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO START DOING TRAINING WE HAD A LOT OF VOLUNTEERS WE WILL HAD TO MAKE SURE THAT WE WERE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE I'M NOT TIRED I'M NEVER GOING TO BE TIRED

I WAS TIRED OF HOW I WAS LIVING BEFORE TIRED >> TAKE THIS TIME TO UNDERSTAND >> THIS IS A PROTEST, NOT A PARTY, NOT A JOYRIDE, WE ARE JUST USING THE BIKE AS A TOOL TO PROTEST WE ARE NOT USING THE PROTEST AS A REASON TO BACK

>>> HELLO EVERYONE YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW AND YES IT IS MONDAY LET'S GO TO NBC TO NEWS CONSULTANT WHAT YOU HAVE THIS HOUR? >> LET'S DIVE IN WITH ANOTHER UPDATE ON THE CORONAVIRUS STATES ARE REACHING RECORD HIGHS OF NEW COVID-19 CASES

THERE ARE HOTSPOTS IN GEORGIA, TEXAS AND FLORIDA MORNING CASES ARE REPORTED IN ANY OTHER STATE IN THE COUNTRY THE NATIONS TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT, DR FAUCI , GAVE HIS TAKE ON THE STAGGERING SURGE EARLIER TODAY >> WE DID NOT SHUTDOWN ENTIRELY, WE WENT UP AND WE STARTED TO COME DOWN IN THE ME PLATEAUED AT A LEVEL THAT WAS QUITE HIGH

20,000 INFECTIONS A DAY THEN AS WE STARTED TO REOPEN WE ARE SEEING THE SURGES TODAY AS WE SPEAK >> OF THE LAST FEW WEEKS WE HAVE SEEN STATES STARTING TO ROLL BACK REOPENING PLANS TO COMBAT THE UPTICK IN CASES THAT INCLUDES CALIFORNIA THIS AFTERNOON THE GOVERNOR ANNOUNCED INDOOR ACTIVITIES AT BARS, RESTAURANTS AND MOVIE THEATERS MUST CLOSE ACROSS THE STATE STARTING TODAY

HE ALSO SUSPENDED INDOOR OPERATIONS FOR GYMS, SALONS AND PLACES OF WORSHIP FOR 30 COUNTIES WITH VIRUS SPIKES >> WE ARE MOVING BACK INTO A MODIFICATION MODE OF OUR ORIGINAL STAY-AT- HOME ORDER NOT ON OR OFF BUT A DIMMER SWITCH LOOKING AT CONDITIONS THROUGHOUT THE NATION'S MOST POPULOUS STATES THE TRENDLINES BECOME POINTS OF CONCERN >> THE PANDEMIC TURNED REOPENING PLANS HOLDS STUDENTS IN ACADEMIC LIMBO, PARTICULARLY INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

TODAY 17 STATES AND WASHINGTON, DC FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST THIS RULE CALLING IT RULE, ABRUPT AND UNLAWFUL CALIFORNIA FILED A SIMILAR LAWSUIT AND WE WILL WATCH THOSE CASES >>> RUSSELL WESTBROOK SAYS HE HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS

AND INSTAGRAM POST HE SAID HE GOT HIS RESULTS BEFORE HIS TEAM LEFT FOR DISNEY WORLD HE ALSO ENCOURAGED HIS FOLLOWERS TO TAKE THE VIRUS SERIOUSLY AND MASK UP >>> A TRAGIC UPDATE ON THE GLEE STAR, THEY BELIEVE THEY HAVE RECOVERED HER BODY BASED ON THE LOCATION WHERE THE BODY WAS FOUND, PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BODY AND CLOTHING FOUND ON THE BODY AND THE PHYSICAL CONDITION OF THE BODY AS WELL IS THE ABSENCE OF ANY OTHER PERSONS REPORTED MISSING IN THE AREA WE ARE CONFIDENT THE BODY WE FOUND IS THAT OF THIS RIVIERA >> SHE DROWNED IN THE LAKE LAST WEEK DURING A BOATING TRIP WITH HER FOUR- YEAR-OLD SON

IT IS UPSETTING NEWS TO END ON >> IT'S AWFUL THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THE HEADLINES >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW, IT IS MONDAY ONCE AGAIN LET'S GO TO OUR NOISE CORRESPONDENT FOR THE LATEST HEADLINES

WHAT'S GOING ON TODAY? >> HAPPY MONDAY AND THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME LET'S START WITH AN UPDATE ON THE CORONAVIRUS PICK CASES CLIMBED OVER THE WEEKEND WITH FLORIDA CLOCKING IN MORE THAN 50,000 NEW CASES AND THAT IS A NEW RECORD NO OTHER STATE HAS RECORDED A SINGLE DAY TOTAL THE HIGH IS MAKING SOME OFFICIALS QUESTION IF IT IS SAFE TO REOPEN SCHOOLS DO YOU BELIEVE KIDS SHOULD GO BACK TO SCHOOL NEXT MONTH? >> THEY CAN'T GO BACK TODAY

THINGS WILL HAVE TO IMPROVED PRETTY DRAMATICALLY OVER THE NEXT SIX WEEKS A LOT HAS HAPPENED HOPING THINGS IMPROVE, WE ARE ALWAYS HOPING THINGS WILL IMPROVE EARLIER TODAY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION ALSO CAUTIONED AGAINST REOPENING >>> FLORIDA REPORTED MORE CORONAVIRUS CASES AND WHEN THEY MORE THAN ANY OTHER STATE EVER

THEY EASILY BE NEW YORK DURING ITS PEAK DISNEY WORLD REOPEN OVER THE WEEKEND, THE UNITED KINGDOM AND IN A LITTLE CAN YOU WE ARE IN ORLANDO, HER HEALTH OFFICIALS SAYING ABOUT THE NUMBERS IN FLORIDA? THE REPORTED CASES IN ALL OF EUROPE COMBINED YESTERDAY THEY BEAT THEM BY 3000 CASES ITS NETS

>> Reporter: THE NUMBERS BOGGLED THE MINDS I THINK THE LEVEL OF CONCERN IS GETTING DOUBT UP THE GOVERNOR HAS NOT TALKED SINCE THAT NUMBER HAS COME OUT THIS WILL BE THE FIRST TIME WE GET HIS INITIAL REACTION THEY PREVIOUSLY TALKED ABOUT TESTING AND HOW IT CONTRIBUTED TO THE SPIKE

BOTH NUMBERS HAVE BEEN RECORDS IT WILL LIKELY BE PART OF THE NARRATIVE THE MAYOR OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY SAID YESTERDAY IF THIS CONTINUES THE HOSPITALS WILL BE FULL THE ICU BED CAPACITY AS OF TODAY WAS UPDATED AT 976%

WE ARE TEETERING ON THE BREAK OF MAXIMUM CAPACITY WILL BE RUNNING NOT JUST OUT OF SPACE BUT STAFFING AS WELL MAJOR LEVELS OF CONCERN >> LET'S TALK ABOUT DISNEY WAS A CROWDED THIS WEEKEND? WHAT IS THE PARK DOING TO KEEP VISITORS AND EMPLOYEES SAFE? >> AS FAR AS WE CAN TELL IT IS NOT CROWDED

THE MAIN ENTRANCE IS OVER MY SHOULDER RIGHT NOW THEY HAVE NOT GIVEN US PERMISSION TO GET ONTO THE CAMPUS WE DO NOT KNOW FOR SURE THEY HAVE REDUCED CAPACITY THERE IS AN ONLINE RESERVATION SYSTEM AND THEY HAVE CAPPED THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE PARK THE IN ANY POINT IN TIME

THEY ARE PUTTING IN PROTOCOLS IN PLACE LIKE CHECKING TEMPERATURES AND MAKING SURE PEOPLE ARE SEPARATED IN LINES YOU NOT SEE MULTIPLE ROWS OF PEOPLE TOGETHER UNLESS THEY ARE IN THE SAME FAMILY WE TALKED TO A FAMILY THAT WAS PREPARING TO GO TO THE PARK >> THEY ARE SANITIZING, WE HAVE MASKS AND IT IS A VERY DIFFERENT PARK >> IT CHANGE YOUR KIDS EXPERIENCE? >> NO, NOT AT ALL

>> IT'S IMPORTANT TO KEEP IN MIND FOR MANY OF THESE FAMILIES THEY PLAN THESE TRIPS MONTHS IN ADVANCE WELL BEFORE FLORIDA SAW THE LATEST SPIKE IN CASES IS A HARD POSITION TO PUT FAMILIES IN THEY SAID THEY FELT COMFORTABLE BECAUSE THEY KEPT THEIR MASKS ON THE ENTIRE TIME AND EVERYTHING WAS SANITIZE'S BUT THEY DEFINITELY GET EXTRA POINTS FOR MATCHING THEIR MASKS TO THEIR MICKEY EARS

THAT IS SOMETHING YOU HAVE NOT SEEN BEFORE LET'S TALK ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS IF FLORIDA KEEPS SEEING MORE INFECTIONS THEY SHUT DOWN AGAIN? >> I THINK THAT IS A REALISTIC POSSIBILITY NO WORD YET BUT WE KNOW AND HONG KONG WHERE THEY HAD A SPIKE RECENTLY DISNEYLAND AND HONG KONG WILL CLOSE ON JULY 15 THEY ARE LEAVING THE RESORTS OPEN AND PAYING MORE ATTENTION TO CLEANLINESS AND SANITATION

IT IS ENTIRELY POSSIBLE THAT IN FLORIDA WE COULD SEE SOMETHING SIMILAR BUT WE HAVE REACHED OUT TO ASK ABOUT THE NUMBERS AND CRITICISMS ABOUT OPENING IN THIS TIME AND WE'VE HEARD NOTHING BACK THEY PLANNED ALL OF THIS BEFORE THE MOST RECENT SPIKE >> WHAT ARE DOCTORS SAYING ABOUT DISNEY REOPENING? >> Reporter: THAT IS PART OF THE LEVEL OF CONCERN AS WELL ACROSS THE STATE THEY ARE AT 82% ICU BED CAPACITY IT'S NOT GREAT BUT IT'S NOT DIRE LIKE IN SOME PARTS OF THE STATE

ORLANDO IS DOING OKAY WE TALKED ABOUT MIAMI AND ASKED ABOUT TALLAHASSEE AND WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT SEEING THE PARK OPEN WHILE CASES ARE JUMPING THROUGH THE ROOF HERE'S WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY BUT IT DOES MAKE YOU CRINGE, IF EVERYONE WAS DOING THE RIGHT THING AND WEARING THEIR MASKS AND BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR OTHERS YOU COULD PROBABLY GET AROUND A LITTLE BIT MORE THESE DAYS >> I THINK HER POINT IS NOT NECESSARILY THAT IT'S WRONG TO OPEN BUT YOU CANNOT CONTROL WHAT PEOPLE WILL DO

YOU CAN ONLY TAKE ACTION FOR YOUR OWN RESPONSIBILITY WEARING A MASK AND STANDING FAR AWAY FROM PEOPLE BUT NOT EVERYBODY IS APPROACHING WITH THAT LEVEL OF VIGILANCE AND THAT IS A BIG REASON WE ARE IN THE POSITION WE ARE RIGHT NOW >> ABSOLUTELY THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> CORONAVIRUS HOSPITALIZATIONS HIT A NEW HIGH AND HOSPITALS ARE SETTING UP TEMPORARY MORGUES

THE GOVERNOR IS WARNING THE SITUATION COULD GET EVEN WORSE WE ARE LIVE IN HOUSTON TELL US WHAT IS GOING ON >> Reporter: RIGHT NOW THERE IS A MEDICAL TASK FORCE HERE ON THE GROUND IN HOUSTON IT WAS SENT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

THE TEAM OF 85 CLINICIANS AND SUPPORT STAFF THEY ARE SPEAKING WITH HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATORS ABOUT WHERE THE RESOURCES WILL BE DEPLOYED IN THIS REGION AND HOW THEY CAN SUPPORT HOSPITALS AS THE CASES CONTINUE TO SPIKE WE JUST RECEIVED A RELEASE FROM THE GOVERNOR ANNOUNCING ADDITIONAL RESOURCES WILL BECOME TO TEXAS AND FOR MORE OF THESE TASK FORCE TEAMS WILL BE DEPLOYED TO VARIOUS AREAS THROUGHOUT THE STATE WE HAVE NOT LEARNED WHICH WENT YET THAT IS REALLY THE CASE IN TEXAS

THE MAYOR, YOU'VE HEARD HIM THIS WEEKEND RAMPING UP THE LANGUAGE CALLING FOR A CITYWIDE SHUTDOWN HERE HE ESSENTIALLY PLACED A LOT OF THE BLAME FOR WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE ON THE SHOULDERS OF THE GOVERNOR SAYING THAT YES THE STATE REOPEN TO SOON AND WHILE HE APPRECIATES THE MASK ORDER THAT IS IN PLACE THAT SIMPLY DOES NOT SEEM TO BE ENOUGH TO CONTAIN THE SPREAD THIS COMES AS JUST LAST WEEK HOUSTON REPORTED A NUMBER OF DAYS WHERE THERE ARE MORE THAN 8000 POSITIVE CASES HERE AND WE ARE WATCHING VERY CLOSELY, THE MAYOR WILL BE DELIVERING A PRESS CONFERENCE IN LESS THAN AN HOUR >> THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS EXTENDED FUNDING FOR CORONAVIRUS TESTING SITE IN HOUSTON AND DALLAS, DOES THAT MAKE IT EASIER FOR PEOPLE TO GET TESTED? I KNOW THAT HAS BEEN A DIFFICULT THING TO DO >> Reporter: THAT IS AN IMPORTANT QUESTION

WHAT THAT EXTENSION DOES, IT KEEPS THE TESTING SITES THAT WERE ALREADY HERE OPEN IT DOES NOT ADD ADDITIONAL TESTING CAPACITY THAT MEANS THE STORIES WE HAVE BEEN HEARING OVER THE PAST COUPLE WEEKS ABOUT THE LONG LINES AND DELAYS WILL NOT CHANGE THERE IS NOT ACTUALLY ANY EXTRA CAPACITY BEING ADDED WE ARE ALSO HEARING OTHER THINGS COMPLICATING THE SITUATION FURTHER

ENDOWS THE TESTING SITE WAS BROKEN INTO A LOT OF THEIR EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES WERE TAKEN THAT SITE WAS NOT ABLE TO OPEN TODAY HUNDREDS OF TEST THAT WOULD'VE BEEN ADMINISTERED WERE NOT DONE HOUSTON TODAY HAS A HEAT INDEX FORECASTED AT 110 SO WE ARE DEALING WITH SOME VERY SERIOUS HEAT

SPIKES ACROSS TEXAS ARE CAUSING CLOSE DOWNS IT IS NOT OKAY TO ADMINISTER THE HEAT TESTS IN THE HEAT OR WAIT IN LONG LINES IN THIS HEAT WE ARE ALSO IN HURRICANE SEASON IT REMAINS TO BE SEEN WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH THESE TESTING SITES >> THE CHALLENGES YOU ARE DEALING WITH THEIR FROM THE HEAT TO THE BREAK-IN, THAT IS A LOT

LET'S TALK ABOUT THE TEMPORARY MORGUES IT IS SO HARD TO HEAR THAT AND SAY THAT TALK TO ME ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON >> Reporter: NOT ONLY IS IT HARD TO HEAR, IT IS A CONCERNING SIGHT TO SEE THAT THOSE ARE BEING BROUGHT INTO CERTAIN HOSPITALS IN HOUSTON AND THROUGHOUT THE STATE BECAUSE SOME OF THE SMALLER FACILITIES ARE REACHING CAPACITY THAT IS SOMETHING WE SAW IN NEW YORK CITY WHEN THEY WERE A HOTSPOT

FOR THE MOST PART TEXAS HAS BEEN PRAISED FOR KEEPING THE DEATH RATE FAIRLY LOW BUT WE HAVE SEEN THOSE NUMBERS PICK UP RECENTLY LAST WEEK WAS THE DEADLIEST YET WITH RECORD- BREAKING FATALITIES RELATED TO COVID- 19 AS A CASES PICK UP IT IS VERY LIKELY THAT THE DEATHS WILL ALSO PICK UP TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT ONE DOCTOR TOLD ME >> WE ALL NEW IN THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY THAT WE LAG BEHIND THE CASES, THERE IS USUALLY A TWO OR THREE WEEK DELAY

WE KEPT SAYING THE DEATHS WERE GOING TO COME IT WAS JUST A MATTER OF TIME AND THAT IS WHAT WE ARE SEEING NOW THE POINT IS, EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS TRAGIC EPIDEMIC RIGHT NOW IN TEXAS WAS PREDICTED AND PREDICTABLE >> THE GOVERNOR DOES EXPECT THING TO GET WORSE WE ARE STILL GETTING A COUNT ON FATALITIES FROM LAST WEEK AND THE WEEK BEFORE HOSPITALS ARE PREPARING IN THE EVENT THEY NEED THAT EXTRA SPACE

>> IT IS A TOUGH JOB AND IT IS DIFFICULT TO STAND OUT THERE AND REPORT ON THINGS LIKE TEMPORARY MORGUES ESPECIALLY AT 110 DEGREES HEAT THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK >> Reporter: THANK YOU ALLISON >>> WICHITA KANSAS IS BECOMING A NEW CORONAVIRUS HOTSPOT AT THE OFFICIALS SAY HOSPITALS THERE ARE PACKED AND THEY ARE SHORT ON PPE

THERE ARE ALSO PROBLEMS WITH CONTACT TRACING WALK ME THROUGH THE SPIKE OUT OF PEOPLE GET HERE? >> Reporter: WE CAN IDENTIFY EXACTLY HOW WE GOT HERE TAKE A LOOK GOING BACK FROM APRIL TO MAY FROM MAY TO JUNE WE SAW CASES DROP IN THE STATE OF KANSAS

IN MID-JUNE WE SEE THE CURVE HEADING THE WRONG WAY THEY PASSED A LAW AND GAVE UP SOME POWER TO OPEN UP THINGS AND THE CONTROL WENT TO THE LOCAL TOWNS AND MANY OPENED UP RIGHT AWAY WITH AN UGLY POLITICAL MOMENT IN KANSAS A BIPARTISAN BATTLE THAT WAS ONE OF THE PROBLEMS

THERE IS A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH THE TRACING OF THE VIRUS PART OF THIS IS THE TESTING THE TESTING IS IN A MAJOR DELAY IT TAKES 6 TO 8 DAYS TO GET RESULTS HOSPITALS ARE FILLING UP

IF YOU HAVE THE CORONAVIRUS AND YOU GO TO A HOSPITAL IN KANSAS YOU WILL LIKELY WAIT IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM UNTIL YOU GET TRANSFERRED TO THE COVID UNIT ABET HAS TO OPEN UP THE ICUS ARE FILLING UP ALSO IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WICHITA >> IT SURE SOUNDS LIKE A

WHAT HER HEALTH OFFICIALS SAYING AND ONE OF THE ADVISING PEOPLE? WOULD YOU DO IN THAT SITUATION? >> Reporter: MASKS THAT IS THE FIRST STEP I WANT TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA ON THE POLITICAL SITUATION ON THE COUNTY LEVEL THEY PASSED A MASK ORDINANCE AND THEN THE CITY PASSED OF THEIR OWN LEGISLATION MAKING MANDATORY ENDORSE AND HAS CREATED CONFUSION >> IT'S BEEN CONFUSING FOR A LOT OF FOLKS

THAT'S PART OF THE ISSUE PEOPLE THINK IT IS NOT SERIOUS AND OTHERS THINK THERE IS A MANDATE BUT THEN THEY SEE THERE IS NOT A MANDATE, IT GOES BACK AND FORTH AND HONESTLY IT'S POLITICS THAT IS THE SAD THING PUBLIC HEALTH SHOULD NOT BE A PARTISAN ISSUE >> Reporter: THE MAJOR HOSPITALS HERE WORK REGIONALLY

LATE TAKE PATIENTS FROM REGIONS THEY ARE TAKING PATIENTS FROM TULSA MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE BECAUSE OF THE RALLY WEEKS AGO THE HOSPITALS ARE GETTING FULL AND WHAT WILL LIKELY HAPPEN HERE IS SOME OUTDOOR TINTED AREAS TO TREAT PEOPLE >> IT IS INCREDIBLE WHAT HE SAID

WE KEEP GOING IN CIRCLES AROUND THIS ONE IS SITTING BLACK COMMUNITIES ESPECIALLY HARD ONE OF THE CHALLENGES FOR THE COMMUNITY THERE IN WICHITA? >> Reporter: A LOT OF IT IS ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE AND A LOT IS A TRUST ISSUE THERE IS NOT A LOT OF TRUST BETWEEN THE AUTHORITIES IN THE COMMUNITY HERE THERE IS ALSO THE ISSUE OF UNDERLYING CONDITIONS

IT IS REALLY ABOUT REACHING OUT TO THE COMMUNITY AND DOING IT ON THE GROUND IT IS ALSO ABOUT TESTING ONE LOCAL GROUP HAS TESTED 3000 PEOPLE USING A MOBILE TESTING CENTER BEYOND THE TESTING IT IS ABOUT THE WRAPAROUND CARE WHAT YOU FIND OUT YOU TEST POSITIVE, HOW DO YOU QUARANTINE AWAY FROM YOUR FAMILY? HOW DO YOU KEEP YOUR JOB? HOW YOU GET THE KIDS TO SCHOOL? ALL OF THESE ARE QUESTIONS PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO ANSWER

ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE IS VERY DIFFICULT ESPECIALLY WHEN THE HOSPITALS ARE FULL SOME GOOD NEWS IS THAT THE TESTING IS INCREASING PICK THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE GETTING TESTED IS INCREASING THE INITIAL TRUST ISSUE HERE IN WICHITA, MANY PEOPLE BELIEVED YOU COULD CONTRACT THE VIRUS THROUGH THE TEST THEY HAVE PEOPLE TRYING TO EDUCATE FOLKS ABOUT HOW THAT IS NOT TRUE >> I'M GLAD TO HEAR THEY ARE MAKING PROGRESS ON THAT

THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> HOSPITALIZATIONS AND ICU CAPACITY HITTING RECORD HIGHS AND TELEPHONE YOU IT IS TOUGHER THAN EVER TO CARE FOR PATIENTS THERE AND ICU DR JOINS ME NOW

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE TIME TO BE WITH US WHAT IS YOUR ICU LIKE RIGHT NOW? >> HIT AND MISS I HAVE A LOT OF COLLEAGUES THAT WE ARE CONSTANTLY COMMUNICATING WE ARE NEAR MAX CAPACITY IN CERTAIN AREAS I THINK WE DO

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