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>> Reporter: ARTISTS WILL NOT HAVE TO MANUALLY UPLOAD THEIR VIDEOS OR PROVIDE LINKS HOW IT'S GOING TO WORK, ARTISTS WILL NEED TO TOGGLE ON A NEW SETTING TO ADD MUSIC VIDEOS TO THEIR PAGE AHEAD OF THE DEADLINE AND FACEBOOK WILL AUTOMATICALLY CREATE A PAGE OF THEIR VIDEOS IF NO OTHER ACTION IS TAKEN FACEBOOK WILL BE A DIRECT CHALLENGE TO YOUTUBE SO CERTAINLY SOMETHING TO WATCH IN THE TECH SPACE AND WHEN IT COMES TO BROADER MARKETS THE U

S IS POISED FOR ANOTHER STRONG DAY OF TRADE TODAY THIS COMES AFTER YESTERDAY AFTER MARKETS CLOSED MODERNA RELEASED SOME FRESH PHASE ONE DATA PUBLISHED IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE SHOWING ALL PATIENTS WHO WERE GIVING VACCINE >>> SHAQUILLE O'NEIL PERFORMED AN ACT OF KINDNESS WHEN HE HELPED OUT A STRANDED DRIVER WHOSE TIRE JUST WENT OUT AN OFFICER ARRIVED ON THE SCENE WHERE SHAQ WAS HELPING ALREADY HE WITNESSED A CRASH, STOPPED TO CHECK ON THE WELFARE OF THE DRIVER HE STAYED WITH THE WOMAN AND HER FAMILY UNTIL DEPUTIES ARRIVED CAN YOU IMAGINE A FAMILY HAVING THE WORST DAY EVER I'M SURE IT WAS HOT AND MUGGY, THEY GET THIS CAR TROUBLES AND IT'S SHAQ >> ONCE IN A LIFETIME

I'M SURPRISED IT DIDN'T CAUSE ANY OTHER ACCIDENTS, IS THAT SHAQ LET'S GET BACK TO BILL KARINS WHERE IS THAT HEAT WAVE HEADED >> >> THERE WAS NO RUBBER NECKING EVERY TIME THERE'S A LITTLE ACCIDENT, THERE'S HUGE BACKUPS TO LOOK AND SEE WHAT'S GOING ON SO THURSDAY WE'RE WATCHING THE EXTREME HEAT ACROSS THE SOUTH

BY THE TIME WE GET INTO FRIDAY WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO WATCH THAT SPREADING INT >>> CHECK OUT THIS DASH CAM FOOTAGE OUT OF STERLING HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN OFFICER CAMERON REVIVED A THREE WEEK OLD BABY GIRL WHILE HER DISTRAUGHT FAMILY WATCHED HELPLESSLY THE CHILD HAD BEGAN CHOKING HE'S BEING CALLED A HERO FOR HIS QUICK AND CALM RESPONSE TO THAT FAMILY'S CRISIS AND ALL IS GOOD SO FRIGHTENING YOU'RE SO PARANOID WHEN BABIES DO THAT THAT YOUNG >> WELL TRAINED AND UNDER PRESSURE >>> THERE'S A NEW CONTENDER IN THE STREAMING WARS PEACOCK STREAMING SERVICE IS BEING LAUNCHED NATIONWIDE THE COMPANY IS PLAYING CATCHUP BUT HOPES ONE MAJOR ELEMENT WILL PLAY IN ITS FAVOR >> Reporter: THIS IS PEACOCK THE NEWEST STREAMING SERVICE IS COUNTING BIG ON ONE WORD FREE THAT'S BECAUSE THE SERVICE FROM NBC NEWS'S PARENT COMPANY IS AD SUPPORTED

>> PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CONDITIONED TO QUESTION, IS IT REALLY FREE BUT IT REALLY IS FREE >> IT OFFERS MORE THAN 13,000 HOURS OF BRAND NEW AS WELL AS VINTAGE TV SHOWS PLUS CLASSIC MOVIES, LIVE NEWS AND SPORTS >> I THINK CONSUMERS ARE STARTING TO QUESTION HOW MANY OF THESE DIFFERENT STREAMING SERVICES DO I NEED TO PAY FOR? >> Reporter: PEACOCK IS COUNTING ON THAT POSSIBLE PRESCRIPTION FATIGUE AS IT BATTLES RIVALS >> PEOPLE CAN JUMP IN, JUMP OUT, DECIDE IF THEY LIKE IT OR DECIDE IF THEY DON'T AND THEY DON'T HAVE TO OFFER UP A CREDIT CARD >> BUT THEY WILL OFFER UP TWO PAID TIERS >> WE'RE REALLY LOOKING AT THIS THROUGH THE LENS OF THE CONSUMER AND WE THINK THIS IS A REALLY GREAT VALUE >> THE SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE ON MOST MOBILE DEVICES AND GAMING SYSTEMS AS WELL AS MANY SMART TVS BUT NOT IN THE MIX AT LAUNCH ARE ROKU AND AM ZON FIRE WHICH COMBINED REACH 80 MILLION HOMES >> IT'S A HUGE GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT WOULD BE LOCKED OUT FROM WATCHING THIS SERVICE >> Reporter: PEACOCK IS WORKING TO RESOLVE THAT ISSUE AS IT EYES 2021 AND THE ARRIVAL OF MORE CONTENT

>> WE BELIEVE PEACOCK IS THE RIGHT PRODUCT AT THE RIGHT TIME >> Reporter: CONSUMERS GET TO DECIDE IF THAT FAITH IS WELL PLACED >> VERY ENTERTAINING >> Reporter: NBC NEWS >>> WELL, THE TRUTH IS WE'RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE ANY TIME SOON BECAUSE OF THIS PANDEMIC SO NOW IS THE TIME TO SEE CHECK IT OUT AND SEE IF YOU LIKE >>> CREEPING UP AS FLORIDA BREAKS THE RECORD FOR MOST DEATHS IN A DAY THE NATIONAL DEATH TOLL NOW TOPS 137,000 OKLAHOMA AND NEVADA ARE ALSO REPORTING RECORD NUMBERS OF NEW HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATHS

NATIONALLY, MORE THAN 62,000 NEW INFECTIONS WERE REPORTED >> A COVID-19 VACCINE DEVELOPED BY MODERNA IS SHOWING PROMISING RESULTS RESEARCHERS SAY VOLUNTEERS WHO RECEIVED THE VACCINE ALL DEVELOPED NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODIES THE TRIAL INCLUDED 45 ADULTS, AND PHASE THREE STARTS LATER THIS MONTH >> THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS BACK PEDDLING ON RESTRICTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AFTER A WAVE OF LEGAL CHALLENGES FROM SOME OF THE NATION'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS THE DIRECTIVE WOULD HAVE REQUIRED FOREIGN STUDENTS AT US

UNIVERSITIES TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY IF THEIR FALL COURSES ARE ONLINE BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC 17 STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA HAD, ALSO, SUED THE ADMINISTRATION OVER THE RULE >> AND A REMINDER TAX DAY IS TODAY THE DEADLINE WAS PUSHED BACK THREE MONTHS BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC, TODAY IS ALSO THE LAST DAY TO REQUEST AN EXTENSION AND AVOID PENALTY PAYMENTS >>> THERE IS ONE INDUSTRY THAT SEEMS TO BE BOOMING COLORADO SET A MONTHLY RECORD FOR POT SALES IN MAY, REACHING OVER $191 MILLION THAT'S THE HIGHEST TOTAL SINCE MARIJUANA WAS LEGALIZED THERE BACK IN 2014

>> CLOSED SIGNS ARE BACK UP IN CALIFORNIA AFTER JUST RECENTLY REOPENING THE GOLDEN STATE WAS THE FIRST WITH SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDERS OUR MIGUEL ALMAGUER IS THERE WITH THE LATEST >> WITH CALIFORNIA CRIPPLED BY COVID, THE FIRST STATE TO ORDER A SWEEPING SHUTDOWN, NOW BECOMING THE LARGEST TO IMPLEMENT A MASSIVE ROLLBACK THE GOVERNOR'S NEW CLOSURES REPUBLICAN AREN'T JUST LIMITED TO INDOOR DINING, CHURCHES, GYMS, AND NONCRITICAL OFFICES, WHERE MILLIONS MILLIONS EVERYDAY, MUST ALSO SHUTTER >> I JUST HOPE PEOPLE TAKE IT SERIOUSLY I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S GOING TO TAKE FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND

>> THE FIFTH LARGEST ECONOMY IN THE WORLD GRINDING TO A HALT, AGAIN THE VIRUS KILLING SMALL BUSINESSES >> WE CAN'T CLOSE IF WE CLOSE, WE'LL LOSE EVERYTHING WE HAVE >> FACING ECONOMIC DISASTER, CALIFORNIA IS IN THE MIDDLE OF A HEALTH CRISIS

THE STATE NOW AVERAGING 8,000 NEW CASES A DAY MORE THAN DOUBLE, JUST A MONTH AGO HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE UP 43 MILES AN HOUR 43% IN TWO WEEKS AS THE DEATH TOLL CLIMBS TO MORE THAN 7,000 MORE THAN ONE THIRD OF ALL CASES ARE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY >> WE HAVE NEVER HAD AS MANY PEOPLE INFECTED OR INFECTIOUS

WE HAVE NEVER HAD AS MANY RECORDED POSITIVE CASES EACH DAY AND WE HAVE NEVER HAD AS MANY PEOPLE IN THE HOSPITAL >> WHILE LA'S MAYOR COULD ORDER ADDITIONAL CLOSURES, THE STATE HOPING TO DRIVE HOME ITS REQUIREMENT FOR FACE MASKS RELEASING THIS NEW PSA BUT NOT EVERYONE IS LISTENING EVEN IN HARD-HIT STATES, SOME ARE REFUSING TO ENFORCE OR REQUIRE MEASURES LIKE FACE MASKS THE MIXED MESSAGES SAY DOCTORS FUELING THE NATIONAL RISE IN CASES

CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA, AND TEXAS, ALONE, APPROACHING 1 MILLION INFECTIONS SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC >> I DO THINK THE FALL AND WINTER OF 2020 AND 2021 ARE PROBABLY GOING TO BE ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TIMES THAT WE'VE EXPERIENCED IN AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH >> BUT THERE ARE SIGNS OF PROGRESS BIOTECH COMPANY MODERNA WILL SOON BEGIN TESTING THEIR TRIAL VACCINE ON 30,000 PATIENTS BUT HELP MAY NOT COME SOON ENOUGH FOR MIOSES, WHOSE FAMILY IS HOLDING VIGIL ON ASIDEWALK OUTSIDE HIS ROOM WHERE HE'S BEEN ON A VENTILATOR FOR TEN DAYS >> WHEN WE DO THE ROESHSARY, HE CRIES WHEN WE TALK TO HIM, HE CRIES

SO WE KNOW HE HEARS US >> THE COST OF COVID, IMPACTING LIVES AND LIVELIHOODS IN DEVASTATING WAYS MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES >> FLORIDA GOVERNOR RON DeSANTIS IS FACING SCRUTINY OVER FLORIDA'S CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE HE WAS CONFRONTED RECENTLY AT NEWS CONFERENCE BY A RESIDENT >> SHAME ON YOU YOU ARE AN EMBARRASSMENT

>> A MAJOR INTERRUPTION IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GOVERNOR'S NEWS CONFERENCE MONDAY AT JACKSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL >> WE'RE GETTING RECORD-BREAKING CASES EVERY DAY, AND YOU ARE DOING NOTHING >> MORE SPECIFICALLY, A DAY AFTER FLORIDA BROKE THE RECORD FOR THE MOST CASES REPORTED IN A SINGLE DAY IN THE US THE GOVERNOR, WHO WAS ANNOUNCING THAT HE IS SENDING MORE MEDICAL PERSONNEL TO THE HOTSPOTS TO HELP, AND HE IS TRYING TO HELP SPEED UP TEST RESULTS FOR SYMPTOMATIC PEOPLE

>> PERSONNEL IS PROBABLY THE NUMBER ONE THING THAT I HAVE HEARD, FROM OUR HOSPITALS AND OUR MEDICAL STUDENT AND SO WE'RE DOIELIVERING >> ONLY PAUSED BRIEFLY BUT SEEMED TO IGNORE THE COMMENTS WHILE THE MAN WHO WE NOW KNOW IS THOMAS KENNEDY, WAS ESCORTED OUT OF THE ROOM >> I HEARD ABOUT THIS PRESS CONFERENCE WAS HAPPENING AND I'M OUTRAGED ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING IN FLORIDA RIGHT NOW >> KENNEDY, A NORTH MIAMI BEACH RESIDENT AND COORDINATOR FOR THE YOUTH IMMIGRATION ORGANIZATION, UNITED WE DREAM, DID A VIRTUAL INTERVIEW WITH US

TELLING US HE FELT LIKE THE DECISION-MAKING HAS BEEN POLITICALLY MOTIVATED >> I FEEL LIKE THEY CLOSED EVERYTHING TOO LATE AND THEY REOPENED TOO EARLY AND AS — AS A RESULT, PEOPLE ARE DYING, FRANKLY AND, YOU KNOW, BUSINESSES ARE STRUGGLING >> HE'S NO HEALTH EXPERT BUT FEELS THAT WE SHOULD BE LISTENING TO THEM, MORE CLOSELY

>> WE COULD HAVE BEEN THROUGH THIS ALREADY LIKE, IN OTHER STATES OR, FOR EXAMPLE, NEW ZEALAND LIKE, THIS DID NOT HAVE TO BE THIS WAY AND I JUST FELT LIKE I NEEDED TO FGO SPEAK MY MIND >> OUR THANKS TO MELISSA FROM WTVJ FOR THAT REPORT >>> FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS' BID TO RECLAIM HAS COME TO AN END BEATING SESSIONS BY A 22-POINT MARGIN SESSIONS WAS THE FIRST SENATOR TO ENDORSE DONALD TRUMP IN 2016 BUT HE FAMOUSLY FELL OUT OF GOOD GRACES, BY REFUSING TO INTERVENE IN THE RUSSIA PROBE THIS TIME AROUND, PRESIDENT TRUMP BACKED TUBERVILLE WHO WILL NOW TAKE ON DEMOCRATIC SENATOR DOUG JONES IN NOVEMBER >>> IN TEXAS, PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FORMER WHITE HOUSE PHYSICIAN, RONNY JACKSON, WON HIS REPUBLICAN ONE-OFF ELECTION IN THE 13th DISTRICT JACKSON WILL FACE OFF AGAINST GUS TRAJILLO THIS FALL THE FORMER PHYSICIAN WHO ONCE JOKED MR

TRUMP MIGHT LIVE TO 200 YEARS OLD, IF HE HAD A HEALTHIER DIET AND DID APPEARS LATE REGISTRATION IS TO BLAME FOR THE END OF KANYE WEST'S 2020 RUN A MEMBER OF THE CAMPAIGN TEAM TOLD NEW YORK MAGAZINE THAT HE IS OUT OF THE RACE AFTER FAILING TO GET ON THE BALLOT IN FLOR FLR A FLORIDA AND OTHER STATES >> THE TRIP COMES A DAY AFTER THE PRESIDENT STOKED NEW CONTROVERSIES OVER CONFEDERATE FLAGS, AS WELL AS THE ISSUE OF POLICE KILLINGS OF BLACK AMERICANS NBC'S GEOFF BENNETT HAS MORE >> IN A NEW INTERVIEW WITH CBS NEWS, PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD BY POLICE TERRIBLE BUT HIT BACK WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE UNDERLYING ISSUE OF DEADLY USE OF FORCE BY POLICE

>> WHY ARE AFRICAN-AMERICANS STILL DYING AT THE HANDS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THIS COUNTRY? AND SO ARE WHITE PEOPLE SO ARE WHITE PEOPLE WHAT A TERRIBLE QUESTION TO ASK SO ARE WHITE PEOPLE MORE WHITE PEOPLE, BY THE WAY

MORE WHITE PEOPLE >> THE PRESIDENT, ALSO, DEFENDING THE DISPLAY OF THE CONFEDERATE FLAG >> YOU UNDERSTAND WHY THE FLAG IS A PAINFUL SYMBOL FOR MANY PEOPLE, BECAUSE IT'S A REMINDER OF SLAVERY >> WELL, PEOPLE LOVE IT AND I KNOW PEOPLE THAT LIKE THE CONFEDERATE FLAG, AND THEY'RE NOT THINKING ABOUT SLAVERY I JUST THINK IT'S FREEDOM OF SPEECH WHETHER IT'S CONFEDERATE FLAGS OR BLACK LIVES MATTER OR ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT, IT'S FREEDOM OF SPEECH

>> THOSE COMMENTS COMING AS THE PRESIDENT FACES FRESH FALLOUT OVER HIS CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE IN THE FORM OF AN EXTRAORDINARY REBUKE FROM FOUR FORMER HEADS OF THE CDC WHO ARGUE IN AN OP-ED PUBLISHED IN T"THE WASHINGTON POST" THAT THE PRESIDENT AND WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS ARE ATTEMPTING TO UNDERMINE THE AGENCY'S GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOLS HOPING TO REOPEN IN THE FALL FROM DOCTORS TOM FRIEDEN, DAVID COPELAND, AND RICHARD BESSER >> FOR GUIDELINES TO BE ISSUED BY CDC AND THEN UNDERMINED BY THE WHITE HOUSE, CONFUSES EVERYWHERE THE CDC GUIDELINES ARE BASED IN SCIENCE IF WE CAN'T RELY ON THAT, WHERE ARE WE GOING TO TURN >> A WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL TELLS US, IN RESPONSE, THAT IT'S BEEN WORKING WITH THE CDC, IN PARTNERSHIP, SINCE THE VERY BEGINNING OF THIS PANDEMIC AND THEY SAY THEY ENCOURAGE ALL AMERICANS TO FOLLOW CDC GUIDELINES PHILLIP >> ALL RIGHT, GEOFF, THANK YOU

>> SHAQUILLE O'NEAL MAKING NEWS NOW, PERFORMING AN ACT OF KINDNESS WHEN HE STOPPED ON A FLORIDA HIGHWAY TO HELP OUT A STRANDED DRIVER WHOSE TIRE BLEW OUT THE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE RELEASED DASH CAM VIDEO WITH OFFICER ARRIVING ON THE SCENE WHERE SHAQ WAS HELPING OFFICIALS SAY THE NBA LEGEND WAS DRIVING BY WHEN HE WITNESSED A CRASH, AND STOPPED TO CHECK ON THE WELFARE OF THE DRIVER HE STAYED WITH THE WOMAN AND HER FAMILY UNTIL DEPUTIES ARRIVED AFTER EVERYTHING SHAQ HAS GOING ON IN HIS WORLD

YEAH, YOU KNOW WHAT, HE'S GOING TO STOP, HELP, AND STAY UNTIL THEY GET THE HELP THEY NEEDED >> FINALLY, LIVING UP TO THAT NICKNAME THAT IS COOL, THOUGH WHAT A STORY, RIGHT? SHAQ SHOWS UP AT A CAR WRECK LET'S CHECK IN NOW WITH NBC METEOROLOGIST BILL KARINS AND SEE HOW OUR WEDNESDAY IS SHAPING UP HEY, BILL, GOOD MORNING >> MORNING I WONDER IF THEY NEEDED THE JACK YOU KNOW, SHAQ JUST REACH DOWN, LIFT THE CAR UP, AND THROW THE TIRE BACK ON GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE ARE TRACKS THUNDERSTORMS ONCE AGAIN THIS MORNING WAKING A LOT OF PEOPLE UP HERE IN AREAS RIGHT ALONG THE IOWA BORDER WITH KANSAS AND ALSO LOOK A AT THOSE STORMS IN GARDEN CITY AND WICHITA AND THOSE ARE GOING TO RACE TOWARD KAENZ NSAS CITY THIS MORG THIS AREA IN ORANGE IS ENHANCED RISK MORE STORMS ESPECIALLY OVER THE ST LOUIS AREA COULD SEEN SEE A FEW STORMS NEAR CHICAGO

AS WE GO THROUGHOUT THE FORECAST, ANOTHER HOT DAY WE EXPECT ANOTHER 90-DEGREE DAY IN WASHINGTON, DC AND HUNDREDS IN TEXAS THAT'S THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY NOW, HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD >> WELL, WE ARE CONTINUING TO WATCH THOSE THUNDERSTORMS THIS MORNING

AND THEY'LL ROLL ALL THE WAY THROUGH IOWA, EVENTUALLY HEADING DOWN TOWARD ST LOUIS TODAY, SAN ANTONIO, 100 DEGREES HOUSTON, 98 HOT CONDITIONS AREN'T GOING ANYWHERE AND THEY'LL BE SPREADING THIS WEEKEND, TOO TALK ABOUT THAT COMING UP

>> OH, BOY ANOTHER WEEKEND >>> LEADING THE NEWS SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG HAS BEEN HOSPITALIZED FOR TREATMENT OF A POSSIBLE INFECTION THE 87-YEAR-OLD JUSTICE UNDERWENT A PROCEDURE TO SHE WILL STAY IN THE HOSPITAL A FEW DAYS TO RECEIVEANTIBIOTIC TREATMENT >> BEATING CANCER AS WELL SHE HAD GALL BLADDER SURGERY, JUST RECENTLY

AND THAT FALL WHERE SHE FRACTURED THOSE RIBS >> TOUGH LADY, THOUGH >> A FEDERAL JUDGE IN NEW YORK HAS REJECTED A PROPOSED — ON BEHALF OF SOME OF THE ALLEGED VICTIMS OF FORMER HOLLYWOOD MOGUL HARVEY WEINSTEIN OTHER ACCUSERS REJECTED THE DEAL >> OVER VIDEO CONFERENCE, GHISLAINE MAXWELL WHO IS ACCUSED OF HELPING EPSTEIN VICTIMS, PLEADED NOT GUILTY WHEN QUESTIONING WHO CO-SIGNED A POTENTIAL BOND, PROSECUTORS REVEALED THAT MAXWELL IS MARRIED BUT SHE DIDN'T MENTION HER SPOUSE'S ASSETS OR GIVE THEIR IDENTITY NBC'S STEPHANIE GOSK IS FOLLOWING THIS CASE FOR US STEPHANIE, GD MORNING >> FILLPHILLIP, GHISLAINE MAXWEL KES ATTORNEY SAID SHE WAS WILLING TO PAY BAIL

BUT IN THE END, THE JUDGE WAS NOT CONVINCED SHE SAID SHE WAS A FLIGHT RISK >> BAIL DENIED GHISLAINE MAXWELL WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR HER TRIAL BEHIND BARS THE EX-GIRLFRIEND AND LONGTIME PARTNER OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN PLEADED NOT GUILTY, AND ASKED THE COURT FOR A $5 MILLION BAIL AND HOME ARREST, IN A LUXURY MANHATTAN HOTEL THE ILLUSIVE 58-YEAR-OLD APPEARED VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE IN A BROWN PRISON UNIFORM >> MAXWELL LOOKED COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THAN THE PICTURES WE ARE USED TO SEEING

>> THOUGH, HER DEFENSE TEAM ARGUED THAT THE COVID PANDEMIC MADE PREPARING FOR TRIAL BEHIND BARS NOT REALISTIC, THE JUDGE REJECTED THE PROPOSAL SAYING MAXWELL POSES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF FLIGHT ACCORDING TO PROSECUTORS, MAXWELL WAS LESS THAN CANDID ABOUT HER WEALTH IN COURT DOCUMENTS, INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE HOLDS A SWISS BANK ACCOUNT WORTH MORE THAN $4 MILLION AND A BRITISH ACCOUNT WORTH MORE THAN 2 PROSECUTORS SAY SHE TOOK DELIBERATE STEPS TO AVOID LAW ENFORCEMENT, INCLUDING WRAPPING HER CELL PHONE IN TINFOIL WHAT THEY CALLED A SEEMINGLY MISGUIDED EFFORT TO EVADE DETECTION HER ATTORNEYS HAVE ARGUED THAT SHE TOOK EXTRA STEPS TO AVOID THE MEDIA, NOT THE POLICE

ONE ACCUSER TOLD THE JUDGE MAXWELL ENJOYED DRAWING HER VICTIMS IN WITH PERCEIVED CARING 16 YEARS OLD WHEN SHE WAS SEXUALLY TRAFFICKED BY MAXWELL SHE TOLD THE COURT BY PHONE THAT MAXWELL HAS LIED UNDER OATH AND TORMENTS HER SURVIVORS >> I AM STILL TRYING TO WRAP MY BRAIN AROUND HER BEHIND BARS THERE'S PART OF ME THAT, YOU KNOW, JUSTICE HAS ALREADY FAILED US A FEW TIMES BEFORE, IN THIS SITUATION SO I'M KIND OF JUST WAITING FOR THE OTHER SHOE TO DROP >> THE TRIAL ISN'T EXPECTED TO LAST LONG ABOUT THREE WEEKS BUT GHISLAINE MAXWELL WILL HAVE TO WAIT A WHIL A CLOSE ENCOUNTER BETWEEN AN ALLIGATOR AND A KAYAKER WA CAUGHT ON CAMERA TAKE A LOOK AT THE BOTTOM, LEFT CORNER OF THE SCREEN THERE PETER JOYCE IS PADDLING IN THE WA W WAKUMA RIVER WHEN AN ALLIGATOR CHARGED HIM, CAUSING THE KAYAK TO TIP OVER

ABLE TO GRAB ON TO SOME TREE BRANCHES AND PADDLED AWAY, >> BUT STILL SEEMS LIKE HE IS HANGING ON TO HIS PHONE THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE THING >> SIMONE BILES, FOUR-TIME OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST STUNNED FANS WHEN SHE MANEUVERED A FLIP OUT OF A FLIP LOOK AT THAT THAT'S AMAZING SOMETHING SHE HASN'T DONE SINCE SHE WAS ABOUT 13 YEARS OLD SHE TEMPLED DOWN A RUNWAY BEFORE VAULTING OFF THE GROUND THE 22-YEAR-OLD FACED A SETBACK IN TRAINING THAT'S >>> WELCOME BACK WE'VE GOTTEN RID OF A LOT OF THE HEAT WARNINGS

WE STILL HAVE 10t MILLION PEOPL UNDER HEAT ADVISORIES AND THE HEAT DOME IS GOING TO SLIDE SLOWLY TOWARD TH >>> WE'RE BACK NOW WITH OUR SERIES LOOKING AT INEQUALITY IN AMERICA AS CALIFORNIA SHUTS DOWN AGAIN, LOS ANGELES COUNTY, ALONE, HAS MORE COVID CASES THAN 44 ENTIRE STATES AND GETTING HIT THE HARDEST THERE IS THE LATINO COMMUNITY HERE IS NBC'S GADI SCHWARTZ >> UNDER THE HOT SUMMER SUN IN LOS ANGELES, THERESA LOPEZ IS SELLING MASKS ON A STREET CORNER SHE SAID THAT EVERYWHERE THAT SHE WAS CLEANING HOUSES, THEY ALL TOLD HER THAT SHE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO COME BACK, UNTIL THE PANDEMIC WAS OVER

>> EVERY DAY, HER KIDS BEG HER NOT TO GO OUT AFRAID SHE'LL GET SICK BUT SHE NEEDS THE MONEY TO FEED HER FAMILY SHE SAYS THAT SHE GETS MAD WHEN SHE SEES SOMEBODY WITHOUT A MASK BUT SHE DOESN'T WANT TO SAY ANYTHING BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE VERY VIOLENT THESE DAYS >> HER CONCERNS ABOUT CATCHING THE VIRUS ARE WARRANTED IN LOS ANGELES, LATINOS ARE MORE THAN TWICE AS LIKELY TO GET COVID-19 THAN WHITE RESIDENTS AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY, WHERE LATINOS MAKE UP 19% OF THE POPULATION, THEY ACCOUNT FOR A THIRD OF ALL CASES FRUSTRATING FOR THIS DOCTOR

HE SAYS THE GOVERNMENT ISN'T SENDING ENOUGH RESOURCES TO MINORITY COMMUNITIES, MANY OF WHOM DON'T HAVE THE OPTION OF STAYING HOME, EVEN WHEN CASES ARE SPIKING >> THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT ARE ON THE FRONTLINE WHEN IT COMES TO BEING AT GROCERY STORES, MAKING SURE EVERYTHING'S CLEAN >> THEY ARE THE SAME PEOPLE DELIVERING OUR FOOD, WHEN WE'RE SHELTERING AT HOME THEY ARE THE SAME PEOPLE THAT WLE WITH GO TO THE GROCERY STORE, THEY'RE HELPING US >> KRISTEN'S FATHER, MARK, A FIRST-GENERATION MEXICAN-AMERICAN LIVED IN TULSAN, ARIZONA HE CONTRACTED THE VIRUS AFTER STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS WERE LIFTED

>> THIS SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED TO MY FATHER HE SHOULD NOT HAVE DIED, ALONE, IN A HOSPITAL WITH A NURSE HOLDING HIS HAND >> NOW, SHE IS CALLING ON ELECTED OFFICIALS TO DO MORE >> DO MORE TO PROTECT PEOPLE OF COLOR COMMUNITIES, THAT ARE ON THE FRONT LINES HOLDING OUR ECONOMY TOGETHER >> WHILE THOSE SELLING MASKS TO PROTECT US, LIKE THERESA, SAY NOW IS THE TIME TO BE MORE VIGILANT, THAN EVER SHE SAYS THAT THIS ISN'T A GAME

SHE SAYS THAT THIS IS A VIRUS AND THIS VIRUS WILL KILL YOU GADI SCHWARTZ, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES >> A WOMAN SAYS SHE WAS RECORDING HER HUSBAND OUTSIDE THEIR HOME IN TURKEY WHEN, QUOTE, ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE HE ESCAPED WITH A WALL OF WATER JUST MOMENTS TO SPARE HERE AS A FLASH FLOOD CARRYING TREES, ROCKS, AND DEBRIS JUST CAME BARRELING TOWARD HIM THE MAN MANAGED TO TAKE COVER BEHIND THAT WALL AUTHORITIES SAY, TWO PEOPLE, THOUGH, WERE KILLED IN THOSE FLOODS HOW TERRIFYING AND HOW HELPLESS FOR THE WOMAN TO BE SITTING THERE, WATCHING HER HUSBAND COME SO CLOSE TO THIS >>> BREAKING CORONAVIRUS NEWS OVERNIGHT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS ORDERING HOSPITALS TO BYPASS THE CDC WHEN REPORTING CORONAVIRUS DAY WHICH RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT TRANSPARENCY THIS, AS STATES AROUND THE NATION SPIKE TO NEW RECORD NUMBERS

>> BLOCKBUSTER TEE TAILS FROM THE GLAIN MAXWELL COURT HEARING A SHOCKING DETAIL SHE IS MARRIED BUT HER SPOUSE REMAINS SECRET >> DOZENS OF PEOPLE PROTESTING THE DEATH OF BREONNA TAYLOR WERE ARRESTED OUTSIDE THE HOME OF KENTUCKY'S ATTORNEY GENERAL AS THEY CONTINUE TO SEEK JUSTICE >> FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS LOSES A CLOSE RACE TO RECLAIM HIS SENATE SEAT

AND HE CAN NOW JOIN KANYE WEST ON THE SIDELINES WE WILL A EXPLAIN >> PLUS, A POLICE OFFICER RUSHES TO THE RESCUE AS HE REVIVES A CHOKING BABY AND IT WAS ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNING I'M PHILLIP MENA >> GLAD YOU ARE WITH US

I'M FRANCES RIVERA THE PANDEMIC TIGHTENS ITS GRIP ON THE COUNTRY AVERAGING 724 DEATHS A DAY THAT'S UP FROM BELOW 500, AT THE BEGINNING OF JULY THE NATIONAL DEATH TOLL NOW SURPASSES 137,000, AS THE NUMBER OF INFECTED AMERICANS CLOSES IN ON 35 MILLION >> THE ADMINISTRATION IS ASKING GOVERNORS TO CONSIDER SENDING THE NATIONAL GUARD TO HELP COLLECT HOSPITAL DATA THAT'S ACCORDING TO "THE WASHINGTON POST" THE NEW PROTOCOL WOULD BYPASS THE CDC

PUBLIC-HEALTH EXPERTS ARGUE IT COULD HARM THE QUALITY OF THE DATA >> IN THE WAKE OF THE LATEST SURGE, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MAY NOT HAVE THE CAPACITY TO SUPPLY MEDICAL WORKERS WITH PROTECTIVE GEAR FEDERAL AGENCIES HAVE JUST 900,000 GLOVES IN RESERVE THIS, AFTER RECEIVING NEARLY 83 MILLION WHEN THE CRISIS BEGAN >> A COVID-19 VACCINE IS SHOWING PROMISING RESULTS

RESEARCHERS SAY VOLUNTEERS WHO RECEIVED THE VAC SCINE, ALL DEVELOPED NEW TRALIZING ANTIBODIES THE TRIAL INCLUDED 45 ADULTS AND PHASE THREE STARTS LATER THIS MONTH >> FLORIDA IS EMERGING AS THE NEW EPICENTER IN THE UNITED STATES THE NUMBER OF CASES CONTINUES TO SOAR, AND THE STATE JUST RECORDED ITS DEADLIEST DAY, SO FAR NBC'S SAM BROCK JOINS US NOW FROM MIAMI BEACH GOOD MORNING, SAM >> FRANCES, GOOD MORNING THE STATE OF FLORIDA HAS RECORDED MORE NEW CASES WHY IS THE SITUATION IN FLORIDA EXPLODING? >> FLORIDA SET A RECORD FOR CORONAVIRUS FATALITIES 132 MARKS THE HIGHEST NUMBER IN A SINGLE DAY FUELING QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THIS STATE

>> WE'RE EXPLODING BECAUSE WE DIDN'T HAVE A UNIFIED APPROACH AND WE DIDN'T MANAGE TO CONVINCE OUR POPULATION OF THE SERIOUS RISK >> EXPERTS ALSO POINT TO A TOXIC COMBINATION OF CROWDED BEACHES, PACKED PROTESTS, BUSTLING BARS, AND PEOPLE NOT WEARING MASKS >> THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE WHO DON'T THINK THEY NEED TO DO SOMETHING IS ENORMOUS >> HERE, IN MIAMI-DADE, WHERE THE POSITIVITY RATE IS AROUND 25%, OFFICIALS SAY MULTIGENERATIONAL FAMILIES, LIVING UNDER ONE ROOF, ARE SEEING HOUSEHOLD INFECTIONS SPREAD OUT OF CONTROL >> YOUNGER PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CONTAMINATING THE OLDER PEOPLE >> FLORIDA HAS BEEN RIPPING RIGHT THROUGH ITS RECORD FOR DAILY COVID CASES

IT HAS ALSO BEEN TESTING MORE THAN ANY POINT IN THIS PAN DDEM I'M IN MIAMI BEACH WHERE THERE'S NOT ENOUGH TIME IN THE DAY TO TEST ALL THESE PEOPLE >> GOVERNOR RON DeSANTIS HAS ALSO POINTED THE FINGER TO STATE'S AGRICULTURAL WORKERS SAYING THIS LAST MONTH >> SOME OF THESE GUYS THEY GO TO WORK IN A SCHOOL BUS

AND THEY'RE ALL JUST LIKE PACKED THERE LIKE SARDINES >> ANTONIO TOVAR REPRESENTS FLORIDA'S FARM WORKERS ASSOCIATION >> IS THERE ANY EVIDENCE THAT IT'S THE AGRICULTURAL FIELD THAT'S DRIVING THE SURGE IN FLORIDA? >> NOT AT ALL THE WORKERS ARE NOT DRIVING THE SURGE OF THE — OF THE PANDEMIC >> THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE TELLING NBC NEWS THE OVERALL AGRICULTURAL PICKING SEASON IS OVER BUT MIGRANTS GROUPS SAY THEY'RE STILL ACTIVE FLORIDA TRYING TO GET A GRIP ON THE CRISIS

>> OUR ONLY OPTION, UNFORTUNATELY, AT THIS TIME, SINCE WE HAVEN'T SEEN A TURNAROUND THE LAST FEW DAYS, DESPITE THESE MEASURES, IS TO ENTER ANOTHER LOCKDOWN >> ONE OPTION THE STATE'S LEADER, SO FAR, HAS LEFT OFF THE TABLE >> ONE OF THE ISSUES THAT GOVERNOR RON DeSANTIS SAID HE DID WANT TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION ON IS THIS INCREDIBLE LAG IN TESTING SUPPOSED TO TAKE ABOUT 48 HOURS TO GET YOUR TEST RESULTS BACK IN MANY CASES, IT'S BEEN A WEEK OR MORE FOR POTENTIAL PATIENTS HE IS PLANNING ON CREATING SYMPTOMATIC LANES AT THESE TESTING SITES FRANCES, BACK TO YOU

>> SAM, THANK YOU >> SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG HAS BEEN HOSPITALIZED FOR TREATMENT OF A POSSIBLE INFECTION THE 87-YEAR-OLD JUSTICE UNDERWENT A PROCEDURE TO CLEAN OUT A BILE DUCT STENT THAT WAS PLACED LAST AUGUST COURT SAYS SHE WILL STAY IN THE HOSPITAL FOR A FEW DAYS TO RECEIVE IV-ANTIBIOTIC TREATMENT >> WITH THE GAG ORDER LIFTED, MARY TRUMP IS SPEAKING OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME ABOUT HER UNCLE, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, IN AN INTERVIEW WITH ABC NEWS >> WHAT'S THE SINGLE-MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU THINK THE COUNTRY NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR UNCLE? >> HE'S UTTERLY INCAPABLE OF LEADING THIS COUNTRY AND IT'S DANGEROUS TO ALLOW HIM TO DO SO >> BASED ON WHAT I SEE NOW OR WHAT YOU SAW THEN >> BASED ON WHAT I'VE SEEN MY ENTIRE ADULT LIFE >> SHE, ALSO, HAD ONE WORD OF ADVICE FOR HER UNCLE RESIGN MARY TRUMP'S EXCLUSIVE TELL ALL ABOUT HER FAMILY CALLED "TOO MUCH AND NEVER ENOUGH" HIT SHELVES YESTERDAY

>> NEW DETAILS ARE TRICKLING OUT ABOUT JEFFREY EPSTEIN'S LONGTIME CONFIDANTE, GHISLAINE MAXWELL INCLUDING THAT SHE IS MARRIED IT'S LONG BEEN BELIEVED THAT SHE — THAT THE BRITISH SOCIALITE WAS SINGLE BUT PROSECUTORS SAY SHE HAS A SPOUSE MAXWELL WAS ACCUSED OF NOT ADENTFYING THIS PERSON OR THEIR ASSETS, AS PROSECUTORS MADE THE CASE AGAINST FWRAGRANTING HER B STEPHANIE GOSK IS FOLLOWING THIS CASE FOR US >> GHISLAINE MAXWELL'S ATTORNEY SAID SHE WAS WILLING TO PAY A $5 MILLION BAIL AND BE HELD UNDER HOUSE ARREST IN A MANHATTAN HOTEL

BUT IN THE END, THE JUDGE WAS NOT CONVINCED SHE SAID SHE WAS A FLIGHT RISK BAIL DENIED GHISLAINE MAXWELL WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR HER TRIAL, BEHIND BARS THE EX-GIRLFRIEND AND LONGTIME PARTNER OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN PLEADED NOT GUILTY, AND ASKED THE COURT FOR A $5 MILLION BAIL AND HOME ARREST, IN A LUXURY MANHATTAN HOTEL THE ILLUSIVE 58-YEAR-OLD APPEARED VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE IN A BROWN PRISON UNIFORM

>> MAGXWELL LOOKED COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THAN WE'RE USED TO SEEING HER SHE HAD MUCH LONGER HAIR IT WAS DARKER IT WAS BACK IN A PONYTAIL >> THE DEFENSE TEAM ARGUED THE COVID PANDEMIC MADE PREPARING FOR TRIAL BEHIND BARS NOT REALISTIC, THE JUDGE REJECTED THE PROPOSAL SAYING MAXWELL POSES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF FLIGHT SHE WAS LESS THAN CANDID ABOUT HER WEALTH IN COURT DOCUMENTS, INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE HOLDS A SWISS BANK ACCOUNT WORTH MORE THAN $4 MILLION AND A BRITISH ACCOUNT WORTH MORE THAN 2 PROSECUTORS SAY SHE TOOK DELIBERATE STEPS TO AVOID LAW ENFORCEMENT, INCLUDING WRAPPING HER CELL PHONE IN TINFOIL WHAT THEY CALLED A SEEMINGLY MISGUIDED EFFORT TO EVADE DETECTION

HER ATTORNEYS HAVE ARGUED THAT SHE TOOK EXTRA STEPS TO AVOID THE MEDIA, NOT THE POLICE ONE ACCUSER TOLD THE JUDGE MAXWELL ENJOYED DRAWING VICTIMS IN WITH PERCEIVED CARING ANNIE WAS 16 YEARS OLD WHEN SHE WAS SEXUALLY TRAFFICKED BY MAXWELL SHE TOLD THE COURT, BY PHONE, THAT MAXWELL HAS LIED UNDER OATH AND TORMENTS HER SURVIVORS MET BY HOPE AND DISBELIEF BY OTHER EPSTEIN ACCUSERS >> I AM STILL TRYING TO WRAP MY BRAIN AROUND HER BEHIND BARS THERE'S PART OF ME THAT, YOU KNOW, JUSTICE HAS ALREADY FAILED US A FEW TIMES BEFORE, IN THIS SITUATION SO I'M KIND OF JUST WAITING FOR THE OTHER SHOE TO DROP

>> THE TRIAL ISN'T EXPECTED TO LAST LONG ABOUT THREE WEEKS BUT GHISLAINE MAXWELL WILL HAVE TO WAIT A WHILE IN HER JAIL CELL THE TRIAL, SET TO BEGIN IN JULY, OF NEXT YEAR PHILLIP >> STEPHANIE, THANK YOU >>> FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS BID TO CLAIM A SENATE SEAT HAS COME TO AN END THIS MORNING

POLITICAL NEWCOMER TOMMY TUBERVILLE SESSIONS WAS THE FIRST SENATOR TO ENDORSE DONALD TRUMP IN 2016 BUT FAMOUSLY FELL OUT OF GOOD GRACES BY REFUSING TO INTERVENE IN THE RUSSIA TROEB SO THIS TIME AROUND, PRESIDENT TRUMP BACKED TUBERVILLE, WHO WILL NOW TAKE ON DEMOCRATIC SENATOR DOUG JONES IN NOVEMBER >>> IN TEXAS, PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FORMER WHITE HOUSE PHYSICIAN, RONNY JACKSON, WON HIS REPUBLICAN ONE-OFF ELECTION IN THE STATE'S 13th DISTINCT JACKSON WILL FACE OFF AGAINST DEMOCRAT GUS TRUJILLO THIS FALL AND LAST NIGHT, TWEETED CONGRATULATIONS TO HIS FORMER PHYSICIAN >> AND IT APPEARS THAT LATE REGISTRATION IS TO BLAME FOR THE END OF KANYE WEST'S 2020 RUN A MEMBER OF THE RAPPER'S CAMPAIGN TEAM TOLD NEW YORK MAGAZINE THAT HE IS OUT OF THE RACE, AFTER FAILING TO GET ON THE BALLOT IN FLORIDA AND SEVERAL OTHER STATES

>> THAT WAS QUICK ALL RIGHT NBC METEOROLOGIST, BILL KARINS, JOINING US NOW TO SEE HOW OUR WEDNESDAY IS SHAPING UP HEY, BILL GOOD MORNING

>> GOOD MORNING SEVERE STORMS WILL BE THE STORY THIS AFTERNOON BUT THIS AFTERNOON, ALL EYES WILL BE ON THE ST LOUIS AREA THAT'S WHERE YOU COULD SEE SOME SEVERE STORMS MAYBE EVEN WIDESPREAD SEVERE STORMS YOU'RE IN ENHANCED RISK OF SEVERE WEATHER 8 MILLION PEOPLE IN TOTAL

A GOOD CHUNK OF MISSOURI, ILLINOIS, AND A LITTLE PORTION THERE OF COLORADO, NEW MEXICO, OKLAHOMA, AND NORTH TEXAS AND THEN, ON THURSDAY, THOSE STORMS AND THAT COLD FRONT WILL TRY TO MOVE THROUGH CLEVELAND, BUFFALO, PITTSBURGH, AND AREAS NORTHEAST OF OHIO THE TORNADO THREAT'S VERY LOW OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS SO THE FORECAST HIGHS, STILL, VERY HOT TODAY FROM PHOENIX LOOK AT DALLAS AT 100 SAN ANTONIO, 102 WE SHOULD HIT ANOTHER 90-DEGREE DAY IN OUR NATION'S CAPITAL THAT'S THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY

NOW, HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR LOCAL FORECAST >> WELL, THAT THUNDERSTORM THREAT WILL ALSO BRING SOME COOLER TEMPERATURES WITH IT HIGHS TODAY ONLY IN THE UPPER 70s TO LOW 80s FROM WISCONSIN THROUGH IOWA AND THAT MUST SOUND REALLY NICE EVERYONE'S IN THE SOUTHEAST AND THE DEEP SOUTH, WHERE IT'S STILL EXCEPTIONALLY HOT WE'LL TALK MORE ABOUT THE HEAT WAVE AND IT'S ON THE MOVE THIS WEEKEND

THOSE DETAILS, COMING UP >> WE WANT TO KNOW WHERE IT'S GOING YOU WILL TELL US LATER, BILL, THANK YOU >> CHECK OUT THIS INCREDIBLE MOMENT WHEN A MICHIGAN POLICE OFFICER BECAME A HERO TO A NEWBORN BABY DASH CAM FOOTAGE SHOWS OFFICER CAMERON MAJEWSKI PERFORMING BACK THRUSTS ON AN INFANT GIRL THAT STOPPED BREATHING REVIVED THE CHILD AND THEN >>> LEADING THE NEWS A CAN OF BEANS COULD OPEN UP A WHOLE CAN OF WORMS FOR IVANKA TRUMP

CRITICS RAISED ETHICS CONCERNS AFTER THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER AND SENIOR ADVISOR SEEMINGLY ENDORSED GOYA BEANS ON TWITTER THE MOVE COMES A WEEK AFTER THE COMPANY CEO PRAISED MR TRUMP AT A WHITE HOUSE EVENT IN LAST NIGHT'S TWEET, SHE IS HOLDING A CAN OF BLACK BEANS WITH THE TAG LINE, IF IT'S GOYA, IT HAS TO BE GOOD IN BOTH, ENGLISH AND SPANISH TWITTER, AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, IMMEDIATELY LIT UP WITH ALL KINDS OF JOKES AND SLAMS FROM THAT TWEET >> THE LINCOLN PROJECT RESPONDED WITH GOYA AWAY CRITICS POINTED OUT IVANKA MAY HAVE VIOLATED AN ETHICS LAW THAT PROHIBITS ANY WHITE HOUSE AUTHORITIES FROM PROMOTING ANY PRODUCT, SERVICE, OR ENTERPRISE

>> SPARKING CONCERN AMONG PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS, STARTING TODAY, THE WHITE HOUSE IS DIRECTING ALL HOSPITALS TO SEND CORONAVIRUS PATIENT DATA TO A CENTRAL DATABASE IN DC AND BYPASS THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION THAT COULD HURT THE QUALITY OF DATA AND THE FEDERAL RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC MEANWHILE, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS HEADING TO THE HOME OF THE CDC TODAY BUT HE IS NOT VISITING AT LAN ATLANTA TO TALK CORONAVIRUS THE TRIP COMES A DAY AFTER THE PRESIDENT STOKED NEW CONTROVERSIES OVER CONFEDERATE FLAGS, AS WELL AS ISSUES OVER POLICE KILLINGS OF BLACK AMERICANS

NBC'S GEOFF BENNETT HAS MORE >> IN A NEW INTERVIEW WITH CBS NEWS, PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD, BY POLICE, TERRIBLE BUT HIT BACK, WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE UNDERLYING ISSUE >> STILL AMERICANS DYING AT THE HANDS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THIS COUNTRY >> SO ARE WHITE PEOPLE WHAT A TERRIBLE QUESTION TO ASK SO ARE WHITE PEOPLE

MORE WLIET PEOPLE, BY THE WAY MORE WHITE PEOPLE >> THE PRESIDENT, ALSO, DEFENDING THE DISPLAY OF THE CONFEDERATE FLAG >> YOU UNDERSTAND WHY THE FLAG IS A PAINFUL SYMBOL, FOR MANY PEOPLE, BECAUSE IT'S A REMINDER OF SLAVERY >> WELL, PEOPLE LOVE IT

AND I KNOW PEOPLE THAT LIKE T CONFEDERATE FLAG AND THEY'RE NOT THINKING ABOUT SLAVERY I JUST THINK IT'S FREEDOM OF SPEECH WHETHER IT'S CONFEDERATE FLAGS OR BLACK LIVES MATTER, OR ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT'S FREEDOM OF SPEECH >> THOSE COMMENTS COMING AS THE PRESIDENT FACES FRESH FALLOUT OVER HIS CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE IN THE FORM OF AN EXTRAORDINARY REBUKE FROM FOUR FORMER HEADS OF THE CDC WHO ARGUE IN A NEW OP-ED PUBLISHED IN "THE WASHINGTON POST," THAT THE PRESIDENT AND WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS ARE ATTEMPTING TO UNDERMINE THE AGENCY'S GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOLS HOPING TO REOPEN IN THE FALL THE CONDEMNATION FROM DOCTORS TOM FRIEDEN, JEFFREY COPELAND, DAVE THATCHER, AND RICHARD BESSER COMES AS PRESIDENT TRUMP BLASTED THE SCHOOL REOPENING GUIDELINES AS VERY TOUGH AND EXPENSIVE

>> FOR GUIDELINES TO BE ISSUED BY — CONFUSES EVERYONE THE CDC GUIDELINES ARE BASED IN SCIENCE IF WE CAN'T RELY ON THAT, WHERE ARE WE GOING TO TURN >> A WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL TELLS US, IN RESPONSE, THAT IT'S BEEN WORKING WITH THE CDC IN PARTNERSHIP SINCE THE VE ♪ NOW, YOU SEE ME SHINE FOR A MILE ♪ >> ALWAYS GOT COLORFUL VIDEOS KATIE PERRY IN A NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR HER LATEST SINGLE "SMILE" THE PREGNANT POPSTAR SAID SHE WROTE THE SONG WHEN, QUOTE, I WAS COMING THROUGH ONE OF THE DARKEST PERIODS OF MY LIFE AND HAD LOST MY STYLE

SHE'S GOING TO GAIN THAT BACK WITH ORLANDO BLOOM, RIGHT? >> YEAH IT'S GREAT SHE'S STILL WORKING WHILE SHE'S PREGNANT BECAUSE SHE IS GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF TIME TO HERSELF WITH THE BABY >> LITTLE BONDING TIME >> SHE IS DITCHING THE CATWALK, AND ENTERING THE BALLROOM TIE RA BANKS WILL BE THE NEW HOST OF DANCING WITH THE STARS SHE IS A FAN OF THE SHOW AND LOVES HOW CELEBRITIES ARE PUSHED BEYOND THEIR COMFORT ZONES THIS COMES AFTER TOM AND ERIN ANDREWS ANNOUNCED THEIR DEPARTURES FROM THE SHOW TOM HAS BEEN ON DWTS FOR 15 YEARS

ERIN JOINED IN 2014 >> QUITE A RUN AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS BEFORE THAT? >> THEY WERE MOVING IN A DIFFERENT DETECTION IT WASN'T HIS CHOICE BUT THIS IS THE DIRECTION THEY ARE TAKING >> BRANKSY COVERED AN UNDERGROUND TRAIN WITH CORONAVIRUS INSPIRED ARTWORK SPRAY PAINTING HIS SIGNATURE RATS ON THE TRAIN ONE OF THE RATS APPEARED TO BE SNEEZING, WHILE ONE IS USING A MASK AS A PARACHUTE

AND THE VIDEO ENDS WITH A SPECIAL MESSAGE >> REMEMBER THOSE LYRICS, RIGHT? A TWIST ON THE 1997 HIT SONG B >>> WELCOME BACK AS ADVERTISED, I MEAN, IT'S JUST PLAIN HOT I MEAN, THIS IS THE PEAK OF THE HEAT SUMMER SEASON LOOK AT THIS IT'S HARD TO FIND SOMEWHERE THAT'S NOT EXCEPTIONALLY HOT EVEN CHARLESTON WILL FEEL LIKE NEARLY 100 LATER ON TODAY AND THEN, AS WE HEAD TOWARD THIS >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES, DOZENS OF PROTESTORS GATHERED OUTSIDE THE HOME OF KENTUCKY'S ATTORNEY GENERAL THEY CHANTED BREONNA TAYLOR'S NAME AND CALLED FOR CHARGES TO BE BROUGHT AGAINST THE POLICE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN TAYLOR'S DEATH POLICE SAY 87 OF THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE ARRESTED, AND ARE NOW FACING A FELONY CHARGE OF INTIMIDATING A PARTICIPANT IN A LEGAL PROCESS

ACCORDING TO BRAVO, PORTIA WILLIAMS OF THE REAL HOUSE WIVES OF ATLANTA WAS ARRESTED WHILE PROTESTING >> THE ATLANTA WENDY'S WHERE RAYSHARD BROOKS WAS SHOT AND KILLED, HAS BEEN DEMOLISHED IT WAS SET ON FIRE AFTER BROOKS WAS FATALLY SHOT BY A POLICE OFFICER IN JUNE BECAME A CENTER FOR ACTIVISM AND PROTESTS IN THE WEEKS FOLLOWING HIS MURDER BUT AFTER 8-YEAR-OLD ZACK RYIA TURNER WAS KILLED >> BACK PEDALING FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AFTER A WAVE OF LEGAL CHALLENGES FROM THE NATION'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY IF THEIR FALL COURSES ARE ONLINE BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC

17 STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA HAVE ALSO SUED THE ADMINISTRATION OVER THAT RULE >> THE DEVASTATING FIRE ABOARD THE USS BONHOMME RICHARD HAS BEEN ISOLATED HUNDREDS OF SAILORS HAVE BEEN BATTLING THE BLAZE, WITH HELICOPTERS DROPPING OVER 1,200 BUCKETS OF WATER TO HELP CONTAIN IT SO FAR, 61 PERSONNEL HAVE BEEN INJURED OFFICIALS ARE INVESTIGATING THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE >> A WOMAN SAYS SHE WAS RECORDING HER HUSBAND OUTSIDE THEIR HOME IN TURKEY WHEN, QUOTE, ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE

WATCH HIM HE ESCAPED THAT WALL OF WATER WITH JUST MOMENTS TO SPARE LOOK WHAT'S COMING HIS WAY FLOOD CARRYING TREES, ROCKS, DEBRIS, BARRELING TOWARD HIM THE MAN SAID HE MANAGED TO TAKE COVER BEHIND A WALL AND WAS LATER RESCUED AUTHORITYS SAY TWO PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN THE FLOODS AND HOW HELPLESS FOR THAT WOMAN TO STAND THERE, RECORDING THAT VIDEO SEEING HER HUSBAND ALMOST WASHED AWAY BY THAT JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME, WHAT ARE YOU DOING OUT THERE? ALL RIGHT THERE IT IS FOR US TO SEE A GUY IN RHODE ISLAND CAPTURED A VERY CUTE MOMENT IT'S A GROUNDHOG AND A SQUIRREL SHARING A MEAL TOGETHER

TWO CRITTERS ENJOYED THEIR FOOD AT A MINIATURE PICNIC TABLE IN THE SUMMER SUN NATURE LOVER AND RHODE ISLAND RESIDENT RONALD LOBE SET UP THIS DINING AREA FOR LOCAL ANIMALS TO USE IT WORKED THE SQUIRREL AND THE GROUNDHOG STILL HAVE THEIR SNACK DATES >>> OVERNIGHT AS THE CDC THE DATA COLLECTION BY THE WHITE HOUSE JUST AS NEW CASES ARE EXPLODING AROUND THE NATION PLUS, NEW RESEARCH WHETHER YOU COULD BE REINFECTED BY THE CORONAVIRUS >> MAXWELL IS ACTUALLY MARRIED HER SPOUSE UNNAMED BUT THAT'S NOT THE ONLY BLOCK BUSTER DETAIL COMING FROM THE FIRST DAY WITH THE JUDGE

>> AND GET READY FOR PEACOCK >> AND SIMONE BILES DIGS INTO HER GYMNASTICS ARCHIVES FOR THAT MOVE WE'LL EXPLAIN AS WE KICK OFF YOUR WEDNESDAY "EARLY TODAY" BEGINS RIGHT NOW >>> GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNING I'M PHILLIP MENA >> I'M FRANCES RIVERA THE PANDEMIC TIGHTENS ITS GRIP ON THE COUNTRY WITH RECORD NUMBERS REACHING SEVERAL STATES THE NATIONAL DEATH TOLL NOW SURPASSING 137,000 AS THE NUMBER OF INFECTED AMERICANS CLOSES IN ON THREE AND A HALF MILLION >> THE COVID-19 VACCINE IS SHOWING PROMISING RESULTS THE TRIAL INCLUDED 45 ADULTS, PHASE THREE STARTS LATER THIS MONTH

>> THE PANDEMIC IS MAKING IT HARDER FOR FAMILIES TO PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE IN JUNE THERE WAS A LARGER THAN EXPECTED COST INCREASE FOR FOOD OF 6% THE PRICES HAVE RISEN FOR SIX STRAIGHT MONTHS >>> THERE IS ONE INDUSTRY THAT SEEMS TO BE BOOMING COLORADO SENT A MONTHLY RECORD FOR POT SALES IN MAY REACHING OVER $130 MILLION >>> CLOSED SIGNS ARE BACK UP IN CALIFORNIA AFTER RECENTLY OPENING

THE GOLDEN STATE WAS THE FIRST WITH SHELTER IN PLACE ORDERS AND NOW OVER 7,000 PEOPLE HAVE DIED >> Reporter: WITH CALIFORNIA CRIPPLED BY COVID, THE FIRST STATE TO ORDER A SWEEPING SHUTDOWN NOW BECOMING THE LARGEST TO IMPLEMENT A MASSIVE ROLL BACK THE GOVERNOR'S NEW CLOSURES AREN'T JUST LIMITED TO INDOOR DINING, BARS, MOVIE THEATERS AND CHURCHES MOST HAIR SALONS, GYMS AND NONCRITICAL OFFICES MUST ALSO SHUTTER >> I JUST REALLY HOPE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO TAKE IT SERIOUSLY I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S GOING TO TAKE FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND >> GRINDING TO A HALT AGAIN

THE VIRUS KILLING SMALL BUSINESSES >> WE CAN'T CLOSE IF WE CLOSE WE'LL LOSE EVERYTHING WE HAVE >> Reporter: FAKING ECONOMIC DISASTER CALIFORNIA IS IN THE MIDDLE OF A HEALTH CRISIS, THE STATE NOW AVERAGING 8,000 NEW CASES A DAY HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE UP 43% IN TWO WEEKS AS THE DEATH TOLL CLIMBS TO 7,000 MORE THAN ONE THIRD OF ALL CASES ARE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY >> WE HAVE NEVER HAD AS MANY PEOPLE INFECTED OR INFECTIOUS

WE HAVE NEVER HAD AS MANY RECORDED POSITIVE CASES EACH DAY AND WE'VE NEVER HAD AS MANY PEOPLE IN THE HOSPITAL >> Reporter: WHILE LA'S MAYOR COULD ORDER ADDITIONAL CLOSURES THE STATE IS HOPING TO DRIVE HOME ITS REQUIREMENTS FOR FACE MASKS RELEASING THIS NEW PSA BUT NOT EVERYONE IS LISTENING

SOME ARE REFUSING TO ENFORCE OR REQUIRE MEASURES LIKE FACE MASKS DOCTORS FUELLING THE NATIONAL RISE IN CASES, CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA AND TEXAS ALONE APPROACHING 1 MILLION INFECTIONS SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC >> I DO THINK THE FALL AND THE WINTER OF 2020 AND 2021 IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TIMES THAT WE'VE EXPERIENCED IN AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH >> BUT THERE ARE SIGNS OF PROGRESS BIOTECH COMPANY WILL SOON BEGIN TESTING THEIR VACCINE ON 30,000 PATIENTS BUT HELP MAY NOT COME SOON NOT FOR THIS MAN WHO IS HOLDING VIGIL ON A SIDEWALK OUTSIDE HIS ROOM WHERE HE'S BEEN ON VENTILATOR FOR TEN DAYS >> WE KNOW HE'S STILL THERE

HE SHOWS THOSE EXPRESSIONS SO WE KNOW HE'S — HE HEARS US >> THE COST OF COVID IMPACTING LIVES AND LIVELIHOODS IN DEVASTATING WAYS NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES >> NEW QUESTIONS THIS MORNING OVER WHETHER PATIENTS WHO HAVE HAD THE VIRUS ARE PROTECTED FROM GETTING IT AGAIN AND IF SO, HOW LONG THAT PROTECTION MAY LAST >> 29-YEAR-OLD CARTER WRIGHT KNOWS ALL TOO WELL THE SYMPTOMS THAT COME WITH COVID, THE COUGH, THE BODY ACHES AND THE HIGH FROOEFR >> AT ONE POINT I GOT COLD PACKS AND PUT THEM UNDER MY ARMPITS BECAUSE I READ THAT HELPS COOL YOU QUICKLY

>> Reporter: HE WAS FIRST DIAGNOSED IN MARCH THEN COVID CAME BACK EVEN STRONGER ON JULY 4th >> I CRIED HARD THAT NIGHT BECAUSE IT WAS JUST SUPER OVERWHELMING >> BECAUSE YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE THROUGH WITH THIS >> YEAH >> BOTH TIMES HE TESTED POSITIVE, SO WHY DIDN'T THE ANTI BODIES FROM THE FIRST PROTECTION PROTECT HIM FROM GETTING IT AGAIN? NEW RESEARCH SUGGESTS THAT VIRUS PROTECTION MAY NOT LAST LONG A STUDY OF 96 COVID PATIENTS FOUND THEIR ANTI BODIES PEAKED AND THEN RAPIDLY DECLINED ONLY 17% OF THOSE TESTED HAD THE SAME LEVEL OF ANTI BODIES UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA WAS SICK WITH COVID IN MARCH AND STILL WEARS PPE

IF ANTI BODY PROTECTION DROPS FAST, HE SAYS, IT COULD BE A TROUBLING DEVELOPMENT >> IF THAT TRANSLATES INTO SOMEONE POSSIBLY GETTING REINFECTED, THAT DESTROYS THE CONCEPT OF WHAT WE HAVE OF HERD IMMUNITY WHERE LARGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD IT CAN ULTIMATELY EXTINGUISH THE INFECTION AND PUT THIS BEHIND US A LITTLE BIT >> THEY DON'T KNOW IF A VACCINE PROTECTION MIGHT DIMINISH OVERTIME >> WHAT WE DO KNOW IS THAT A SINGLE EXPERIENCE WITH COVID DOES NOT RENDER SOMEONE IMMUNE FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES AND IT MAY NOT MAKE THEM IMMUNE FOR MORE THAN A FEW MONTHS >> Reporter: RESEARCHERS SAY THE SICKEST COVID PATIENTS LIKELY HAVE MORE ANTI BODY PROTECTION THAN THOSE WHO ARE LESS SICK BUT BECAUSE THAT COULD DIMINISH OVERTIME, EVEN RECOVERED PATIENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO WEAR A MASK >> LEARN SOMETHING NEW ABOUT IT EVERY DAY THANK YOU >> A NEW MOVE BY PRESIDENT TRUMP IS SPARKING CHANGE HEALTH EXPERTS TOLD THE "WASHINGTON POST" THAT COULD HURT THE QUALITY OF DATA AND THE FEDERAL RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC TRACIE POTTS JOINS US WITH MORE

THE PRESIDENT IS VISITING THE CDC HOME BASE TODAY BUT NOT BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC >> Reporter: RIGHT TODAY THOUGH THE PRESIDENT TRUMP IS TALKING ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE DOWN IN GEORGIA ONE OF THE 22 STATES WHERE CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE RISING AND ALSO THE HEAD OF THE CDC MEANTIME THE PRESIDENT ALSO TALKING ABOUT TESTING HE HAS SAID A NUMBER OF TIMES THAT EXPANDING TESTING IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY WE'RE SEEING MORE CASES THE PRESIDENT AND ONE OF HIS TOP HEALTH ADVISORS DR ANTHONY FAUCI TALKING ABOUT TESTING AS RESULTS COME IN SLOWLY IN SOME CASES

>> IF WE DIDN'T TEST YOU WOULDN'T HAVE ALL THE HEADLINES BECAUSE WE'RE SHOWING CASES WE HAVE JUST ABOUT THE LOWEST MORTALITY RATE BUT IF WE DID, THINK OF THIS, IF WE DIDN'T DO TESTING, INSTEAD OF TESTING OVER 40 MILLION PEOPLE, IF WE DID HALF THE TESTING WE'D HAVE HALF THE CASES IF YOU CUT THAT AGAIN, WE'D HAVE YET AGAIN HALF OF THAT >> THE MORE YOU TEST THE MORE YOU'RE GOING TO PICK UP SO INCREASE IN TESTING THERE'S MORE CASES BUT THERE ARE NO DOUBT THAT THERE ARE MORE INFECTIONS YOU'RE SEEING TRULY MORE NEW CASES IN ADDITION, WE'RE SEEING NOW MORE HOSPITALIZATIONS WHICH LAG BEHIND INFECTIONS AND WE'RE STARTING AND WILL SEE THOUGH NOT AS MUCH AS WE'VE SEEN VERY LIKELY MORE DEATHS >> RISING INFECTIONS BUT NOT ENOUGH PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR SOME OF THE HEALTH CARE WORKERS WHO ARE DEALING WITH PATIENTS

ACCORDING TO INTERNAL DOCUMENTS OBTAINED BY NBC THE GOVERNMENT'S STOCK PILE OF PPE IS CRITICALLY LOW THEY'VE GIVEN OUT MILLIONS OF PIECES OF EQUIPMENT BUT IT'S LESS THAN A THIRD OF WHAT STATES HAVE ASKED FOR AND GOLLOVES FOR EXAMPLE, THERE ARE LESS THAN A MILLION PAIR LEFT >> THANK YOU >>> LET'S BRING IN BILL KARINS HE'S WATCHING SEVERE WEATHER IN THE PLAINS AND IN THE MIDWEST GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING A LOT OF PEOPLE WAKING UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, TONS OF LIGHTNING STRIKES IN AREAS OF KANSAS AND NORTHERN PORTIONS OF MISSOURI THIS AREA IS GOING TO INCREASE THIS MORNING THEN IT WILLDIE OFF AND WE'LL GET A NEW ROUND OF STORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND WITH THAT, RACH OUT AROUND ST

LOUIS HAIL AND DAMAGING WIND IS POSSIBLE AND EVEN A LITTLE AREA NEAR COLORADO WHERE IT MEETS NEW MEXICO AND TOMORROW 9 MILLION PEOPLE AT RISK AS THE STORMS WILL SLIDE INTO OHIO AND PITTSBURGH AND BUFFALO AND THAT SEVERE THREAT ON FRIDAY WILL BE IN POSSIBLY AREAS OF THE NORTHEAST WE'LL WATCH OUT FOR THOSE STORMS LATER TODAY FROM ST LOUIS TO CHICAGO NOW A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR LOCAL FORECAST WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO BE WATCHING THESE WARM TEMPERATURES IN AREAS FROM THE OHIO VALLEY SOUTH WARD THIS COLD FRONT WILL COOL YOU OFF FEELING MORE REFRESHING IN GREEN BAY AND MINNEAPOLIS AND DULUTH LOOK AT THAT HEAT WAVE ALL THE WAY THROUGH TEXAS WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT THAT WEEKEND FORECAST LOOKS LIKE COMING UP

>> COUPLE DAYS AWAY THANKS >>> SIMONE BILES STUNNED FANS WHEN SHE MANEUVERED A FLIP OUT OF A FLIP LOOK AT THAT BAM, ONE, IT'S JUST AMAZING SHE HASN'T DONE THIS SINCE SHE WAS 13 YEARS OLD SHE POSTED ON TWITTER SHE TUMBLED DOWN AND NOW SHE FACED A SETBACK DUE TO THE PANDEMIC BUT RESUMED IN >>> JEFFREY EPSTEIN'S FORMER CONFIDANT HAD HER FIRST DAY IN COURT GHISLAINE MAXWELL PLEADED NOT GUILTY MORE DETAILS ARE EMERGING ABOUT THE ELUSIVE BRITISH SOCIALITE

WHEN QUESTIONING WHO WOULD SIGN A POTENTIAL BOND MAXWELL IS MARRIED BUT SHE DIDN'T NAME THEIR ASSETS OR GIVE HIS IDENTITY >> Reporter: HER ATTORNEY WAS SAYING SHE WAS WILLING TO PAY BAIL AND BE UNDER HOUSE ARREST BUT IN THE END THE JUDGE SAID SHE WAS NOT CONVINCED >> BAIL DENIED SHE WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR HER TRIAL BEHIND BARS THE EX- GIRLFRIEND AND LONG TIME PARTNER OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN AND ASKED THE COURT FOR A $5 MILLION BAIL AND A HOME ARREST THE 58-YEAR-OLD APPEARED VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE IN A BROWN PRISON UNIFORM >> SHE HAD MUCH LONGER HAIR IT WAS DARKER, IT WAS BACK IN A PONYTAIL >> Reporter: THOUGH HER DEFENSE TEAM ARGUED THAT THE COVID PANDEMIC MADE PREPARING FOR TRIAL NOT REALISTIC THE JUDGE REJECTED THE PROPOSAL SAYING MAXWELL POSES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF FLIGHT IN COURT DOCUMENTS INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE HOLDS A SWISS BANK ACCOUNT WORTH MORE THAN $4 MILLION AND A BRITISH ACCOUNT WORTH MORE THAN 2

SHE TOOK DELIBERATE STEPS AVOIDING LAW ENFORCEMENT INCLUDING WRAPPING A PHONE IN TIN TINFOIL HER ATTORNEYS SAY THEY SHE HAS TAKEN EXTRA STEPS TO AVOID THE MEDIA SHE WAS 16 YEARS OLD WHEN SHE WAS SEXUALLY TRAFFICKED BY MAXWELL SHE HAS TOLD THAT HE HAS TOR TORMENTED HER SURVIVORS >> I'M TRYING TO WRAP MY BRAIN AROUND HER BEHIND BARS THERE'S PART OF ME THAT JUSTICE HAS ALREADY FAILED US A FEW TIMES BEFORE IN THIS SITUATION, SO I'M KIND OF JUST WAITING FOR THE OTHER SHOE TO DROP

>> Reporter: THE TRIAL ISN'T EXPECTED TO LAST LONG, ABOUT THREE WEEKS BUT >>> TRENDING THIS MORNING A CAN OF BEANS COULD OPEN UP A WHOLE CAN OF WORMS FOR IVANKA TRUMP CRITICS RAISED ETHICS CONCERNS AFTER THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER SEEMINGLY ENDORSED THE BEANS ON TWITTER THE COMPANY'S CEO PRAISED MR TRUMP AT A WHITE HOUSE EVENT IN LAST NIGHT'S TWEET YOU CAN SEE HER HOLDING A CAN OF BLACK BEANS WITH THE TAG LINE IF IT'S GOYA IT HAS TO BE GOOD TWITTER IMMEDIATELY LIT UP WITH JOKES THE LINCOLN PROJECT RESPONDED WITH GOYA WAY

IVANKA MAY HAVE VIOLATED AN ETHICS LAW THAT FORBIDS WHITE HOUSE EMPLOYEES FROM ENDORSING ANY PRODUCT OR ENTERPRISE >>> A POSSIBLE NEW VACCINE THAT IS SHOWING QUOTE, ROBUST RESULTS IN TESTING BUT FIRST FACEBOOK IS GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT MUSIC VIDEOS WE'RE JOINED NOW FROM LONDON WITH MORE GOOD MORNING, JULIANNA >> Reporter: ARTISTS WILL NOT HAVE TO MANUALLY UPLOAD THEIR VIDEOS OR PROVIDE LINKS HOW IT'S GOING TO WORK, ARTISTS WILL NEED TO TOGGLE ON A NEW SETTING TO ADD MUSIC VIDEOS TO THEIR PAGE AHEAD OF THE DEADLINE AND FACEBOOK WILL AUTOMATICALLY CREATE A PAGE OF THEIR VIDEOS IF NO OTHER ACTION IS TAKEN FACEBOOK WILL BE A DIRECT CHALLENGE TO YOUTUBE SO CERTAINLY SOMETHING TO WATCH IN THE TECH SPACE AND WHEN IT COMES TO BROADER MARKETS THE US

IS POISED FOR ANOTHER STRONG DAY OF TRADE TODAY THIS COMES AFTER YESTERDAY AFTER MARKETS CLOSED MODERNA RELEASED SOME FRESH PHASE ONE DATA PUBLISHED IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE SHOWING ALL PATIENTS WHO WERE GIVING VACCINE >>> SHAQUILLE O'NEIL PERFORMED AN ACT OF KINDNESS WHEN HE HELPED OUT A STRANDED DRIVER WHOSE TIRE JUST WENT OUT AN OFFICER ARRIVED ON THE SCENE WHERE SHAQ WAS HELPING ALREADY HE WITNESSED A CRASH, STOPPED TO CHECK ON THE WELFARE OF THE DRIVER HE STAYED WITH THE WOMAN AND HER FAMILY UNTIL DEPUTIES ARRIVED CAN YOU IMAGINE A FAMILY HAVING THE WORST DAY EVER I'M SURE IT WAS HOT AND MUGGY, THEY GET THIS CAR TROUBLES AND IT'S SHAQ >> ONCE IN A LIFETIME I'M SURPRISED IT DIDN'T CAUSE ANY OTHER ACCIDENTS, IS THAT SHAQ LET'S GET BACK TO BILL KARINS

WHERE IS THAT HEAT WAVE HEADED >> >> THERE WAS NO RUBBER NECKING EVERY TIME THERE'S A LITTLE ACCIDENT, THERE'S HUGE BACKUPS TO LOOK AND SEE WHAT'S GOING ON SO THURSDAY WE'RE WATCHING THE EXTREME HEAT ACROSS THE SOUTH BY THE TIME WE GET INTO FRIDAY WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO WATCH THAT SPREADING INT >>> CHECK OUT THIS DASH CAM FOOTAGE OUT OF STERLING HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN OFFICER CAMERON REVIVED A THREE WEEK OLD BABY GIRL WHILE HER DISTRAUGHT FAMILY WATCHED HELPLESSLY THE CHILD HAD BEGAN CHOKING

HE'S BEING CALLED A HERO FOR HIS QUICK AND CALM RESPONSE TO THAT FAMILY'S CRISIS AND ALL IS GOOD SO FRIGHTENING YOU'RE SO PARANOID WHEN BABIES DO THAT THAT YOUNG >> WELL TRAINED AND UNDER PRESSURE >>> THERE'S A NEW CONTENDER IN THE STREAMING WARS PEACOCK STREAMING SERVICE IS BEING LAUNCHED NATIONWIDE THE COMPANY IS PLAYING CATCHUP BUT HOPES ONE MAJOR ELEMENT WILL PLAY IN ITS FAVOR >> Reporter: THIS IS PEACOCK THE NEWEST STREAMING SERVICE IS COUNTING BIG ON ONE WORD FREE THAT'S BECAUSE THE SERVICE FROM NBC NEWS'S PARENT COMPANY IS AD SUPPORTED >> PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CONDITIONED TO QUESTION, IS IT REALLY FREE BUT IT REALLY IS FREE

>> IT OFFERS MORE THAN 13,000 HOURS OF BRAND NEW AS WELL AS VINTAGE TV SHOWS PLUS CLASSIC MOVIES, LIVE NEWS AND SPORTS >> I THINK CONSUMERS ARE STARTING TO QUESTION HOW MANY OF THESE DIFFERENT STREAMING SERVICES DO I NEED TO PAY FOR? >> Reporter: PEACOCK IS COUNTING ON THAT POSSIBLE PRESCRIPTION FATIGUE AS IT BATTLES RIVALS >> PEOPLE CAN JUMP IN, JUMP OUT, DECIDE IF THEY LIKE IT OR DECIDE IF THEY DON'T AND THEY DON'T HAVE TO OFFER UP A CREDIT CARD >> BUT THEY WILL OFFER UP TWO PAID TIERS >> WE'RE REALLY LOOKING AT THIS THROUGH THE LENS OF THE CONSUMER AND WE THINK THIS IS A REALLY GREAT VALUE >> THE SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE ON MOST MOBILE DEVICES AND GAMING SYSTEMS AS WELL AS MANY SMART TVS BUT NOT IN THE MIX AT LAUNCH ARE ROKU AND AM ZON FIRE WHICH COMBINED REACH 80 MILLION HOMES >> IT'S A HUGE GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT WOULD BE LOCKED OUT FROM WATCHING THIS SERVICE >> Reporter: PEACOCK IS WORKING TO RESOLVE THAT ISSUE AS IT EYES 2021 AND THE ARRIVAL OF MORE CONTENT >> WE BELIEVE PEACOCK IS THE RIGHT PRODUCT AT THE RIGHT TIME

>> Reporter: CONSUMERS GET TO DECIDE IF THAT FAITH IS WELL PLACED >> VERY ENTERTAINING >> Reporter: NBC NEWS >>> WELL, THE TRUTH IS WE'RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE ANY TIME SOON BECAUSE OF THIS PANDEMIC SO NOW IS THE TIME TO SEE CHECK IT OUT AND SEE IF YOU LIKE >>> CREEPING UP AS FLORIDA BREAKS THE RECORD FOR MOST DEATHS IN A DAY THE NATIONAL DEATH TOLL NOW TOPS 137,000 OKLAHOMA AND NEVADA ARE ALSO REPORTING RECORD NUMBERS OF NEW HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATHS NATIONALLY, MORE THAN 62,000 NEW INFECTIONS WERE REPORTED

>> A COVID-19 VACCINE DEVELOPED BY MODERNA IS SHOWING PROMISINLO RECEIVED THE VACCINE ALL DEVELOPED NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODIES THE TRIAL INCLUDED 45 ADULTS, AND PHASE THREE STARTS LATER THIS MONTH >> THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS BACK PEDDLING ON RESTRICTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AFTER A WAVE OF LEGAL CHALLENGES FROM SOME OF THE NATION'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS THE DIRECTIVE WOULD HAVE REQUIRED FOREIGN STUDENTS AT US UNIVERSITIES TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY IF THEIR FALL COURSES ARE ONLINE BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC 17 STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA HAD, ALSO, SUED THE ADMINISTRATION OVER THE RULE >> AND A REMINDER

TAX DAY IS TODAY THE DEADLINE WAS PUSHED BACK THREE MONTHS BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC, TODAY IS ALSO THE LAST DAY TO REQUEST AN EXTENSION AND AVOID PENALTY PAYMENTS >>> THERE IS ONE INDUSTRY THAT SEEMS TO BE BOOMING COLORADO SET A MONTHLY RECORD FOR POT SALES IN MAY, REACHING OVER $191 MILLION THAT'S THE HIGHEST TOTAL SINCE MARIJUANA WAS LEGALIZED THERE BACK IN 2014 >> CLOSED SIGNS ARE BACK UP IN CALIFORNIA AFTER JUST RECENTLY REOPENING THE GOLDEN STATE WAS THE FIRST WITH SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDERS OUR MIGUEL ALMAGUER IS THERE WITH THE LATEST

>> WITH CALIFORNIA CRIPPLED BY COVID, THE FIRST STATE TO ORDER A SWEEPING SHUTDOWN, NOW BECOMING THE LARGEST TO IMPLEMENT A MASSIVE ROLLBACK THE GOVERNOR'S NEW CLOSURES REPUBLICAN AREN'T JUST LIMITED TO INDOOR DINING, CHURCHES, GYMS, AND NONCRITICAL OFFICES, WHERE MILLIONS MILLIONS EVERYDAY, MUST ALSO SHUTTER >> I JUST HOPE PEOPLE TAKE IT SERIOUSLY I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S GOING TO TAKE FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND >> THE FIFTH LARGEST ECONOMY IN THE WORLD GRINDING TO A HALT, AGAIN THE VIRUS KILLING SMALL BUSINESSES

>> WE CAN'T CLOSE IF WE CLOSE, WE'LL LOSE EVERYTHING WE HAVE >> FACING ECONOMIC DISASTER, CALIFORNIA IS IN THE MIDDLE OF A HEALTH CRISIS THE STATE NOW AVERAGING 8,000 NEW CASES A DAY MORE THAN DOUBLE, JUST A MONTH AGO

HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE UP 43 MILES AN HOUR 43% IN TWO WEEKS AS THE DEATH TOLL CLIMBS TO MORE THAN 7,000 MORE THAN ONE THIRD OF ALL CASES ARE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY >> WE HAVE NEVER HAD AS MANY PEOPLE INFECTED OR INFECTIOUS WE HAVE NEVER HAD AS MANY RECORDED POSITIVE CASES EACH DAY AND WE HAVE NEVER HAD AS MANY PEOPLE IN THE HOSPITAL

>> WHILE LA'S MAYOR COULD ORDER ADDITIONAL CLOSURES, THE STATE HOPING TO DRIVE HOME ITS REQUIREMENT FOR FACE MASKS RELEASING THIS NEW PSA BUT NOT EVERYONE IS LISTENING EVEN IN HARD-HIT STATES, SOME ARE REFUSING TO ENFORCE OR REQUIRE MEASURES LIKE FACE MASKS THE MIXED MESSAGES SAY DOCTORS FUELING THE NATIONAL RISE IN CASES CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA, AND TEXAS, ALONE, APPROACHING 1 MILLION INFECTIONS SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC >> I DO THINK THE FALL AND WINTER OF 2020 AND 2021 ARE PROBABLY GOING TO BE ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TIMES THAT WE'VE EXPERIENCED IN AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH

>> BUT THERE ARE SIGNS OF PROGRESS BIOTECH COMPANY MODERNA WILL SOON BEGIN TESTING THEIR TRIAL VACCINE ON 30,000 PATIENTS BUT HELP MAY NOT COME SOON ENOUGH FOR MIOSES, WHOSE FAMILY IS HOLDING VIGIL ON ASIDEWALK OUTSIDE HIS ROOM WHERE HE'S BEEN ON A VENTILATOR FOR TEN DAYS >> WHEN WE DO THE ROESHSARY, HE CRIES WHEN WE TALK TO HIM, HE CRIES SO WE KNOW HE HEARS US >> THE COST OF COVID, IMPACTING LIVES AND LIVELIHOODS IN DEVASTATING WAYS MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES

>> FLORIDA GOVERNOR RON DeSANTIS IS FACING SCRUTINY OVER FLORIDA'S CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE HE WAS CONFRONTED RECENTLY AT NEWS CONFERENCE BY A RESIDENT >> SHAME ON YOU YOU ARE AN EMBARRASSMENT >> A MAJOR INTERRUPTION IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GOVERNOR'S NEWS CONFERENCE MONDAY AT JACKSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL >> WE'RE GETTING RECORD-BREAKING CASES EVERY DAY, AND YOU ARE DOING NOTHING

>> MORE SPECIFICALLY, A DAY AFTER FLORIDA BROKE THE RECORD FOR THE MOST CASES REPORTED IN A SINGLE DAY IN THE US THE GOVERNOR, WHO WAS ANNOUNCING THAT HE IS SENDING MORE MEDICAL PERSONNEL TO THE HOTSPOTS TO HELP, AND HE IS TRYING TO HELP SPEED UP TEST RESULTS FOR SYMPTOMATIC PEOPLE >> PERSONNEL IS PROBABLY THE NUMBER ONE THING THAT I HAVE HEARD, FROM OUR HOSPITALS AND OUR MEDICAL STUDENT AND SO WE'RE DOIELIVERING

>> ONLY PAUSED BRIEFLY BUT SEEMED TO IGNORE THE COMMENTS WHILE THE MAN WHO WE NOW KNOW IS THOMAS KENNEDY, WAS ESCORTED OUT OF THE ROOM >> I HEARD ABOUT THIS PRESS CONFERENCE WAS HAPPENING AND I'M OUTRAGED ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING IN FLORIDA RIGHT NOW >> KENNEDY, A NORTH MIAMI BEACH RESIDENT AND COORDINATOR FOR THE YOUTH IMMIGRATION ORGANIZATION, UNITED WE DREAM, DID A VIRTUAL INTERVIEW WITH US TELLING US HE FELT LIKE THE DECISION-MAKING HAS BEEN POLITICALLY MOTIVATED >> I FEEL LIKE THEY CLOSED EVERYTHING TOO LATE

AND THEY REOPENED TOO EARLY AND AS — AS A RESULT, PEOPLE ARE DYING, FRANKLY AND, YOU KNOW, BUSINESSES ARE STRUGGLING >> HE'S NO HEALTH EXPERT BUT FEELS THAT WE SHOULD BE LISTENING TO THEM, MORE CLOSELY >> WE COULD HAVE BEEN THROUGH THIS ALREADY LIKE, IN OTHER STATES OR, FOR EXAMPLE, NEW ZEALAND LIKE, THIS DID NOT HAVE TO BE THIS WAY AND I JUST FELT LIKE I NEEDED TO FGO SPEAK MY MIND >> OUR THANKS TO MELISSA FROM WTVJ FOR THAT REPORT >>> FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS' BID TO RECLAIM HAS COME TO AN END BEATING SESSIONS BY A 22-POINT MARGIN SESSIONS WAS THE FIRST SENATOR TO ENDORSE DONALD TRUMP IN 2016

BUT HE FAMOUSLY FELL OUT OF GOOD GRACES, BY REFUSING TO INTERVENE IN THE RUSSIA PROBE THIS TIME AROUND, PRESIDENT TRUMP BACKED TUBERVILLE WHO WILL NOW TAKE ON DEMOCRATIC SENATOR DOUG JONES IN NOVEMBER >>> IN TEXAS, PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FORMER WHITE HOUSE PHYSICIAN, RONNY JACKSON, WON HIS REPUBLICAN ONE-OFF ELECTION IN THE 13th DISTRICT JACKSON WILL FACE OFF AGAINST GUS TRAJILLO THIS FALL THE FORMER PHYSICIAN WHO ONCE JOKED MR TRUMP MIGHT LIVE TO 200 YEARS OLD, IF HE HAD A HEALTHIER DIET AND DID APPEARS LATE REGISTRATION IS TO BLAME FOR THE END OF KANYE WEST'S 2020 RUN A MEMBER OF THE CAMPAIGN TEAM TOLD NEW YORK MAGAZINE THAT HE IS OUT OF THE RACE AFTER FAILING TO GET ON THE BALLOT IN FLOR FLR A FLORIDA AND OTHER STATES >> THE TRIP COMES A DAY AFTER THE PRESIDENT STOKED NEW CONTROVERSIES OVER CONFEDERATE FLAGS, AS WELL AS THE ISSUE OF POLICE KILLINGS OF BLACK AMERICANS

NBC'S GEOFF BENNETT HAS MORE >> IN A NEW INTERVIEW WITH CBS NEWS, PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD BY POLICE TERRIBLE BUT HIT BACK WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE UNDERLYING ISSUE OF DEADLY USE OF FORCE BY POLICE >> WHY ARE AFRICAN-AMERICANS STILL DYING AT THE HANDS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THIS COUNTRY? AND SO ARE WHITE PEOPLE SO ARE WHITE PEOPLE

WHAT A TERRIBLE QUESTION TO ASK SO ARE WHITE PEOPLE MORE WHITE PEOPLE, BY THE WAY MORE WHITE PEOPLE >> THE PRESIDENT, ALSO, DEFENDING THE DISPLAY OF THE CONFEDERATE FLAG

>> YOU UNDERSTAND WHY THE FLAG IS A PAINFUL SYMBOL FOR MANY PEOPLE, BECAUSE IT'S A REMINDER OF SLAVERY >> WELL, PEOPLE LOVE IT AND I KNOW PEOPLE THAT LIKE THE CONFEDERATE FLAG, AND THEY'RE NOT THINKING ABOUT SLAVERY I JUST THINK IT'S FREEDOM OF SPEECH WHETHER IT'S CONFEDERATE FLAGS OR BLACK LIVES MATTER OR ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT, IT'S FREEDOM OF SPEECH >> THOSE COMMENTS COMING AS THE PRESIDENT FACES FRESH FALLOUT OVER HIS CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE IN THE FORM OF AN EXTRAORDINARY REBUKE FROM FOUR FORMER HEADS OF THE CDC WHO ARGUE IN AN OP-ED PUBLISHED IN T"THE WASHINGTON POST" THAT THE PRESIDENT AND WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS ARE ATTEMPTING TO UNDERMINE THE AGENCY'S GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOLS HOPING TO REOPEN IN THE FALL FROM DOCTORS TOM FRIEDEN, DAVID COPELAND, AND RICHARD BESSER

>> FOR GUIDELINES TO BE ISSUED BY CDC AND THEN UNDERMINED BY THE WHITE HOUSE, CONFUSES EVERYWHERE THE CDC GUIDELINES ARE BASED IN SCIENCE IF WE CAN'T RELY ON THAT, WHERE ARE WE GOING TO TURN >> A WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL TELLS US, IN RESPONSE, THAT IT'S BEEN WORKING WITH THE CDC, IN PARTNERSHIP, SINCE THE VERY BEGINNING OF THIS PANDEMIC AND THEY SAY THEY ENCOURAGE ALL AMERICANS TO FOLLOW CDC GUIDELINES PHILLIP >> ALL RIGHT, GEOFF, THANK YOU >> SHAQUILLE O'NEAL MAKING NEWS NOW, PERFORMING AN ACT OF KINDNESS WHEN HE STOPPED ON A FLORIDA HIGHWAY TO HELP OUT A STRANDED DRIVER WHOSE TIRE BLEW OUT

THE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE RELEASED DASH CAM VIDEO WITH OFFICER ARRIVING ON THE SCENE WHERE SHAQ WAS HELPING OFFICIALS SAY THE NBA LEGEND WAS DRIVING BY WHEN HE WITNESSED A CRASH, AND STOPPED TO CHECK ON THE WELFARE OF THE DRIVER HE STAYED WITH THE WOMAN AND HER FAMILY UNTIL DEPUTIES ARRIVED AFTER EVERYTHING SHAQ HAS GOING ON IN HIS WORLD YEAH, YOU KNOW WHAT, HE'S GOING TO STOP, HELP, AND STAY UNTIL THEY GET THE HELP THEY NEEDED >> FINALLY, LIVING UP TO THAT NICKNAME THAT IS COOL, THOUGH WHAT A STORY, RIGHT? SHAQ SHOWS UP AT A CAR WRECK LET'S CHECK IN NOW WITH NBC METEOROLOGIST BILL KARINS AND SEE HOW OUR WEDNESDAY IS SHAPING UP HEY, BILL, GOOD MORNING

>> MORNING I WONDER IF THEY NEEDED THE JACK YOU KNOW, SHAQ JUST REACH DOWN, LIFT THE CAR UP, AND THROW THE TIRE BACK ON GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE ARE TRACKS THUNDERSTORMS ONCE AGAIN THIS MORNING WAKING A LOT OF PEOPLE UP HERE IN AREAS RIGHT ALONG THE IOWA BORDER WITH KANSAS AND ALSO LOOK A AT THOSE STORMS IN GARDEN CITY AND WICHITA AND THOSE ARE GOING TO RACE TOWARD KAENZ NSAS CITY THIS MORG THIS AREA IN ORANGE IS ENHANCED RISK MORE STORMS ESPECIALLY OVER THE ST LOUIS AREA COULD SEEN SEE A FEW STORMS NEAR CHICAGO AS WE GO THROUGHOUT THE FORECAST, ANOTHER HOT DAY WE EXPECT ANOTHER 90-DEGREE DAY IN WASHINGTON, D

C AND HUNDREDS IN TEXAS THAT'S THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY NOW, HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD >> WELL, WE ARE CONTINUING TO WATCH THOSE THUNDERSTORMS THIS MORNING AND THEY'LL ROLL ALL THE WAY THROUGH IOWA, EVENTUALLY HEADING DOWN TOWARD ST LOUIS

TODAY, SAN ANTONIO, 100 DEGREES HOUSTON, 98 HOT CONDITIONS AREN'T GOING ANYWHERE AND THEY'LL BE SPREADING THIS WEEKEND, TOO TALK ABOUT THAT COMING UP >> OH, BOY ANOTHER WEEKEND >>> LEADING THE NEWS SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG HAS BEEN HOSPITALIZED FOR TREATMENT OF A POSSIBLE INFECTION

THE 87-YEAR-OLD JUSTICE UNDERWENT A PROCEDURE TO SHE WILL STAY IN THE HOSPITAL A FEW DAYS TO RECEIVEANTIBIOTIC TREATMENT >> BEATING CANCER AS WELL SHE HAD GALL BLADDER SURGERY, JUST RECENTLY AND THAT FALL WHERE SHE FRACTURED THOSE RIBS >> TOUGH LADY, THOUGH

>> A FEDERAL JUDGE IN NEW YORK HAS REJECTED A PROPOSED — ON BEHALF OF SOME OF THE ALLEGED VICTIMS OF FORMER HOLLYWOOD MOGUL HARVEY WEINSTEIN OTHER ACCUSERS REJECTED THE DEAL >> OVER VIDEO CONFERENCE, GHISLAINE MAXWELL WHO IS ACCUSED OF HELPING EPSTEIN VICTIMS, PLEADED NOT GUILTY WHEN QUESTIONING WHO CO-SIGNED A POTENTIAL BOND, PROSECUTORS REVEALED THAT MAXWELL IS MARRIED BUT SHE DIDN'T MENTION HER SPOUSE'S ASSETS OR GIVE THEIR IDENTITY NBC'S STEPHANIE GOSK IS FOLLOWING THIS CASE FOR US STEPHANIE, GD MORNING >> FILLPHILLIP, GHISLAINE MAXWEL KES ATTORNEY SAID SHE WAS WILLING TO PAY BAIL BUT IN THE END, THE JUDGE WAS NOT CONVINCED SHE SAID SHE WAS A FLIGHT RISK

>> BAIL DENIED GHISLAINE MAXWELL WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR HER TRIAL BEHIND BARS THE EX-GIRLFRIEND AND LONGTIME PARTNER OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN PLEADED NOT GUILTY, AND ASKED THE COURT FOR A $5 MILLION BAIL AND HOME ARREST, IN A LUXURY MANHATTAN HOTEL THE ILLUSIVE 58-YEAR-OLD APPEARED VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE IN A BROWN PRISON UNIFORM >> MAXWELL LOOKED COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THAN THE PICTURES WE ARE USED TO SEEING >> THOUGH, HER DEFENSE TEAM ARGUED THAT THE COVID PANDEMIC MADE PREPARING FOR TRIAL BEHIND BARS NOT REALISTIC, THE JUDGE REJECTED THE PROPOSAL SAYING MAXWELL POSES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF FLIGHT ACCORDING TO PROSECUTORS, MAXWELL WAS LESS THAN CANDID ABOUT HER WEALTH IN COURT DOCUMENTS, INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE HOLDS A SWISS BANK ACCOUNT WORTH MORE THAN $4 MILLION

AND A BRITISH ACCOUNT WORTH MORE THAN 2 PROSECUTORS SAY SHE TOOK DELIBERATE STEPS TO AVOID LAW ENFORCEMENT, INCLUDING WRAPPING HER CELL PHONE IN TINFOIL WHAT THEY CALLED A SEEMINGLY MISGUIDED EFFORT TO EVADE DETECTION HER ATTORNEYS HAVE ARGUED THAT SHE TOOK EXTRA STEPS TO AVOID THE MEDIA, NOT THE POLICE ONE ACCUSER TOLD THE JUDGE MAXWELL ENJOYED DRAWING HER VICTIMS IN WITH PERCEIVED CARING 16 YEARS OLD WHEN SHE WAS SEXUALLY TRAFFICKED BY MAXWELL SHE TOLD THE COURT BY PHONE THAT MAXWELL HAS LIED UNDER OATH AND TORMENTS HER SURVIVORS >> I AM STILL TRYING TO WRAP MY BRAIN AROUND HER BEHIND BARS THERE'S PART OF ME THAT, YOU KNOW, JUSTICE HAS ALREADY FAILED US A FEW TIMES BEFORE, IN THIS SITUATION SO I'M KIND OF JUST WAITING FOR THE OTHER SHOE TO DROP

>> THE TRIAL ISN'T EXPECTED TO LAST LONG ABOUT THREE WEEKS BUT GHISLAINE MAXWELL WILL HAVE TO WAIT A WHIL A CLOSE ENCOUNTER BETWEEN AN ALLIGATOR AND A KAYAKER WA CAUGHT ON CAMERA TAKE A LOOK AT THE BOTTOM, LEFT CORNER OF THE SCREEN THERE PETER JOYCE IS PADDLING IN THE WA W WAKUMA RIVER WHEN AN ALLIGATOR CHARGED HIM, CAUSING THE KAYAK TO TIP OVER ABLE TO GRAB ON TO SOME TREE BRANCHES AND PADDLED AWAY, >> BUT STILL SEEMS LIKE HE IS HANGING ON TO HIS PHONE THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE THING >> SIMONE BILES, FOUR-TIME OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST STUNNED FANS WHEN SHE MANEUVERED A FLIP OUT OF A FLIP

LOOK AT THAT THAT'S AMAZING SOMETHING SHE HASN'T DONE SINCE SHE WAS ABOUT 13 YEARS OLD SHE TEMPLED DOWN A RUNWAY BEFORE VAULTING OFF THE GROUND THE 22-YEAR-OLD FACED A SETBACK IN TRAINING THAT'S >>> WELCOME BACK WE'VE GOTTEN RID OF A LOT OF THE HEAT WARNINGS WE STILL HAVE 10t MILLION PEOPL UNDER HEAT ADVISORIES AND THE HEAT DOME IS GOING TO SLIDE SLOWLY TOWARD TH >>> WE'RE BACK NOW WITH OUR SERIES LOOKING AT INEQUALITY IN AMERICA

AS CALIFORNIA SHUTS DOWN AGAIN, LOS ANGELES COUNTY, ALONE, HAS MORE COVID CASES THAN 44 ENTIRE STATES AND GETTING HIT THE HARDEST THERE IS THE LATINO COMMUNITY HERE IS NBC'S GADI SCHWARTZ >> UNDER THE HOT SUMMER SUN IN LOS ANGELES, THERESA LOPEZ IS SELLING MASKS ON A STREET CORNER SHE SAID THAT EVERYWHERE THAT SHE WAS CLEANING HOUSES, THEY ALL TOLD HER THAT SHE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO COME BACK, UNTIL THE PANDEMIC WAS OVER >> EVERY DAY, HER KIDS BEG HER NOT TO GO OUT AFRAID SHE'LL GET SICK BUT SHE NEEDS THE MONEY TO FEED HER FAMILY SHE SAYS THAT SHE GETS MAD WHEN SHE SEES SOMEBODY WITHOUT A MASK BUT SHE DOESN'T WANT TO SAY ANYTHING BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE VERY VIOLENT THESE DAYS

>> HER CONCERNS ABOUT CATCHING THE VIRUS ARE WARRANTED IN LOS ANGELES, LATINOS ARE MORE THAN TWICE AS LIKELY TO GET COVID-19 THAN WHITE RESIDENTS AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY, WHERE LATINOS MAKE UP 19% OF THE POPULATION, THEY ACCOUNT FOR A THIRD OF ALL CASES FRUSTRATING FOR THIS DOCTOR HE SAYS THE GOVERNMENT ISN'T SENDING ENOUGH RESOURCES TO MINORITY COMMUNITIES, MANY OF WHOM DON'T HAVE THE OPTION OF STAYING HOME, EVEN WHEN CASES ARE SPIKING >> THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT ARE ON THE FRONTLINE WHEN IT COMES TO BEING AT GROCERY STORES, MAKING SURE EVERYTHING'S CLEAN

>> THEY ARE THE SAME PEOPLE DELIVERING OUR FOOD, WHEN WE'RE SHELTERING AT HOME THEY ARE THE SAME PEOPLE THAT WLE WITH GO TO THE GROCERY STORE, THEY'RE HELPING US >> KRISTEN'S FATHER, MARK, A FIRST-GENERATION MEXICAN-AMERICAN LIVED IN TULSAN, ARIZONA HE CONTRACTED THE VIRUS AFTER STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS WERE LIFTED >> THIS SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED TO MY FATHER HE SHOULD NOT HAVE DIED, ALONE, IN A HOSPITAL WITH A NURSE HOLDING HIS HAND >> NOW, SHE IS CALLING ON ELECTED OFFICIALS TO DO MORE

>> DO MORE TO PROTECT PEOPLE OF COLOR COMMUNITIES, THAT ARE ON THE FRONT LINES HOLDING OUR ECONOMY TOGETHER >> WHILE THOSE SELLING MASKS TO PROTECT US, LIKE THERESA, SAY NOW IS THE TIME TO BE MORE VIGILANT, THAN EVER SHE SAYS THAT THIS ISN'T A GAME SHE SAYS THAT THIS IS A VIRUS AND THIS VIRUS WILL KILL YOU GADI SCHWARTZ, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES >> A WOMAN SAYS SHE WAS RECORDING HER HUSBAND OUTSIDE THEIR HOME IN TURKEY WHEN, QUOTE, ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE

HE ESCAPED WITH A WALL OF WATER JUST MOMENTS TO SPARE HERE AS A FLASH FLOOD CARRYING TREES, ROCKS, AND DEBRIS JUST CAME BARRELING TOWARD HIM THE MAN MANAGED TO TAKE COVER BEHIND THAT WALL AUTHORITIES SAY, TWO PEOPLE, THOUGH, WERE KILLED IN THOSE FLOODS HOW TERRIFYING AND HOW HELPLESS FOR THE WOMAN TO BE SITTING THERE, WATCHING HER HUSBAND COME SO CLOSE TO THIS >>> BREAKING CORONAVIRUS NEWS OVERNIGHT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS ORDERING HOSPITALS TO BYPASS THE CDC WHEN REPORTING CORONAVIRUS DAY WHICH RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT TRANSPARENCY THIS, AS STATES AROUND THE NATION SPIKE TO NEW RECORD NUMBERS >> BLOCKBUSTER TEE TAILS FROM THE GLAIN MAXWELL COURT HEARING A SHOCKING DETAIL

SHE IS MARRIED BUT HER SPOUSE REMAINS SECRET >> DOZENS OF PEOPLE PROTESTING THE DEATH OF BREONNA TAYLOR WERE ARRESTED OUTSIDE THE HOME OF KENTUCKY'S ATTORNEY GENERAL AS THEY CONTINUE TO SEEK JUSTICE >> FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS LOSES A CLOSE RACE TO RECLAIM HIS SENATE SEAT AND HE CAN NOW JOIN KANYE WEST ON THE SIDELINES WE WILL A EXPLAIN >> PLUS, A POLICE OFFICER RUSHES TO THE RESCUE AS HE REVIVES A CHOKING BABY AND IT WAS ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA

"EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNING I'M PHILLIP MENA >> GLAD YOU ARE WITH US I'M FRANCES RIVERA THE PANDEMIC TIGHTENS ITS GRIP ON THE COUNTRY AVERAGING 724 DEATHS A DAY THAT'S UP FROM BELOW 500, AT THE BEGINNING OF JULY THE NATIONAL DEATH TOLL NOW SURPASSES 137,000, AS THE NUMBER OF INFECTED AMERICANS CLOSES IN ON 3

5 MILLION >> THE ADMINISTRATION IS ASKING GOVERNORS TO CONSIDER SENDING THE NATIONAL GUARD TO HELP COLLECT HOSPITAL DATA THAT'S ACCORDING TO "THE WASHINGTON POST" THE NEW PROTOCOL WOULD BYPASS THE CDC PUBLIC-HEALTH EXPERTS ARGUE IT COULD HARM THE QUALITY OF THE DATA >> IN THE WAKE OF THE LATEST SURGE, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MAY NOT HAVE THE CAPACITY TO SUPPLY MEDICAL WORKERS WITH PROTECTIVE GEAR

FEDERAL AGENCIES HAVE JUST 900,000 GLOVES IN RESERVE THIS, AFTER RECEIVING NEARLY 83 MILLION WHEN THE CRISIS BEGAN >> A COVID-19 VACCINE IS SHOWING PROMISING RESULTS RESEARCHERS SAY VOLUNTEERS WHO RECEIVED THE VAC SCINE, ALL DEVELOPED NEW TRALIZING ANTIBODIES THE TRIAL INCLUDED 45 ADULTS AND PHASE THREE STARTS LATER THIS MONTH >> FLORIDA IS EMERGING AS THE NEW EPICENTER IN THE UNITED STATES THE NUMBER OF CASES CONTINUES TO SOAR, AND THE STATE JUST RECORDED ITS DEADLIEST DAY, SO FAR

NBC'S SAM BROCK JOINS US NOW FROM MIAMI BEACH GOOD MORNING, SAM >> FRANCES, GOOD MORNING THE STATE OF FLORIDA HAS RECORDED MORE NEW CASES WHY IS THE SITUATION IN FLORIDA EXPLODING? >> FLORIDA SET A RECORD FOR CORONAVIRUS FATALITIES 132 MARKS THE HIGHEST NUMBER IN A SINGLE DAY FUELING QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THIS STATE >> WE'RE EXPLODING BECAUSE WE DIDN'T HAVE A UNIFIED APPROACH AND WE DIDN'T MANAGE TO CONVINCE OUR POPULATION OF THE SERIOUS RISK >> EXPERTS ALSO POINT TO A TOXIC COMBINATION OF CROWDED BEACHES, PACKED PROTESTS, BUSTLING BARS, AND PEOPLE NOT WEARING MASKS >> THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE WHO DON'T THINK THEY NEED TO DO SOMETHING IS ENORMOUS

>> HERE, IN MIAMI-DADE, WHERE THE POSITIVITY RATE IS AROUND 25%, OFFICIALS SAY MULTIGENERATIONAL FAMILIES, LIVING UNDER ONE ROOF, ARE SEEING HOUSEHOLD INFECTIONS SPREAD OUT OF CONTROL >> YOUNGER PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CONTAMINATING THE OLDER PEOPLE >> FLORIDA HAS BEEN RIPPING RIGHT THROUGH ITS RECORD FOR DAILY COVID CASES IT HAS ALSO BEEN TESTING MORE THAN ANY POINT IN THIS PAN DDEM I'M IN MIAMI BEACH WHERE THERE'S NOT ENOUGH TIME IN THE DAY TO TEST ALL THESE PEOPLE

>> GOVERNOR RON DeSANTIS HAS ALSO POINTED THE FINGER TO STATE'S AGRICULTURAL WORKERS SAYING THIS LAST MONTH >> SOME OF THESE GUYS THEY GO TO WORK IN A SCHOOL BUS AND THEY'RE ALL JUST LIKE PACKED THERE LIKE SARDINES >> ANTONIO TOVAR REPRESENTS FLORIDA'S FARM WORKERS ASSOCIATION

>> IS THERE ANY EVIDENCE THAT IT'S THE AGRICULTURAL FIELD THAT'S DRIVING THE SURGE IN FLORIDA? >> NOT AT ALL THE WORKERS ARE NOT DRIVING THE SURGE OF THE — OF THE PANDEMIC >> THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE TELLING NBC NEWS THE OVERALL AGRICULTURAL PICKING SEASON IS OVER BUT MIGRANTS GROUPS SAY THEY'RE STILL ACTIVE FLORIDA TRYING TO GET A GRIP ON THE CRISIS >> OUR ONLY OPTION, UNFORTUNATELY, AT THIS TIME, SINCE WE HAVEN'T SEEN A TURNAROUND THE LAST FEW DAYS, DESPITE THESE MEASURES, IS TO ENTER ANOTHER LOCKDOWN >> ONE OPTION THE STATE'S LEADER, SO FAR, HAS LEFT OFF THE TABLE

>> ONE OF THE ISSUES THAT GOVERNOR RON DeSANTIS SAID HE DID WANT TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION ON IS THIS INCREDIBLE LAG IN TESTING SUPPOSED TO TAKE ABOUT 48 HOURS TO GET YOUR TEST RESULTS BACK IN MANY CASES, IT'S BEEN A WEEK OR MORE FOR POTENTIAL PATIENTS HE IS PLANNING ON CREATING SYMPTOMATIC LANES AT THESE TESTING SITES FRANCES, BACK TO YOU >> SAM, THANK YOU >> SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG HAS BEEN HOSPITALIZED FOR TREATMENT OF A POSSIBLE INFECTION THE 87-YEAR-OLD JUSTICE UNDERWENT A PROCEDURE TO CLEAN OUT A BILE DUCT STENT THAT WAS PLACED LAST AUGUST COURT SAYS SHE WILL STAY IN THE HOSPITAL FOR A FEW DAYS TO RECEIVE IV-ANTIBIOTIC TREATMENT

>> WITH THE GAG ORDER LIFTED, MARY TRUMP IS SPEAKING OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME ABOUT HER UNCLE, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, IN AN INTERVIEW WITH ABC NEWS >> WHAT'S THE SINGLE-MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU THINK THE COUNTRY NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR UNCLE? >> HE'S UTTERLY INCAPABLE OF LEADING THIS COUNTRY AND IT'S DANGEROUS TO ALLOW HIM TO DO SO >> BASED ON WHAT I SEE NOW OR WHAT YOU SAW THEN >> BASED ON WHAT I'VE SEEN MY ENTIRE ADULT LIFE >> SHE, ALSO, HAD ONE WORD OF ADVICE FOR HER UNCLE RESIGN MARY TRUMP'S EXCLUSIVE TELL ALL ABOUT HER FAMILY CALLED "TOO MUCH AND NEVER ENOUGH" HIT SHELVES YESTERDAY >> NEW DETAILS ARE TRICKLING OUT ABOUT JEFFREY EPSTEIN'S LONGTIME CONFIDANTE, GHISLAINE MAXWELL INCLUDING THAT SHE IS MARRIED

IT'S LONG BEEN BELIEVED THAT SHE — THAT THE BRITISH SOCIALITE WAS SINGLE BUT PROSECUTORS SAY SHE HAS A SPOUSE MAXWELL WAS ACCUSED OF NOT ADENTFYING THIS PERSON OR THEIR ASSETS, AS PROSECUTORS MADE THE CASE AGAINST FWRAGRANTING HER B STEPHANIE GOSK IS FOLLOWING THIS CASE FOR US >> GHISLAINE MAXWELL'S ATTORNEY SAID SHE WAS WILLING TO PAY A $5 MILLION BAIL AND BE HELD UNDER HOUSE ARREST IN A MANHATTAN HOTEL BUT IN THE END, THE JUDGE WAS NOT CONVINCED SHE SAID SHE WAS A FLIGHT RISK BAIL DENIED

GHISLAINE MAXWELL WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR HER TRIAL, BEHIND BARS THE EX-GIRLFRIEND AND LONGTIME PARTNER OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN PLEADED NOT GUILTY, AND ASKED THE COURT FOR A $5 MILLION BAIL AND HOME ARREST, IN A LUXURY MANHATTAN HOTEL THE ILLUSIVE 58-YEAR-OLD APPEARED VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE IN A BROWN PRISON UNIFORM >> MAGXWELL LOOKED COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THAN WE'RE USED TO SEEING HER SHE HAD MUCH LONGER HAIR IT WAS DARKER IT WAS BACK IN A PONYTAIL

>> THE DEFENSE TEAM ARGUED THE COVID PANDEMIC MADE PREPARING FOR TRIAL BEHIND BARS NOT REALISTIC, THE JUDGE REJECTED THE PROPOSAL SAYING MAXWELL POSES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF FLIGHT SHE WAS LESS THAN CANDID ABOUT HER WEALTH IN COURT DOCUMENTS, INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE HOLDS A SWISS BANK ACCOUNT WORTH MORE THAN $4 MILLION AND A BRITISH ACCOUNT WORTH MORE THAN 2 PROSECUTORS SAY SHE TOOK DELIBERATE STEPS TO AVOID LAW ENFORCEMENT, INCLUDING WRAPPING HER CELL PHONE IN TINFOIL WHAT THEY CALLED A SEEMINGLY MISGUIDED EFFORT TO EVADE DETECTION HER ATTORNEYS HAVE ARGUED THAT SHE TOOK EXTRA STEPS TO AVOID THE MEDIA, NOT THE POLICE ONE ACCUSER TOLD THE JUDGE MAXWELL ENJOYED DRAWING VICTIMS IN WITH PERCEIVED CARING ANNIE WAS 16 YEARS OLD WHEN SHE WAS SEXUALLY TRAFFICKED BY MAXWELL

SHE TOLD THE COURT, BY PHONE, THAT MAXWELL HAS LIED UNDER OATH AND TORMENTS HER SURVIVORS MET BY HOPE AND DISBELIEF BY OTHER EPSTEIN ACCUSERS >> I AM STILL TRYING TO WRAP MY BRAIN AROUND HER BEHIND BARS THERE'S PART OF ME THAT, YOU KNOW, JUSTICE HAS ALREADY FAILED US A FEW TIMES BEFORE, IN THIS SITUATION SO I'M KIND OF JUST WAITING FOR THE OTHER SHOE TO DROP >> THE TRIAL ISN'T EXPECTED TO LAST LONG ABOUT THREE WEEKS

BUT GHISLAINE MAXWELL WILL HAVE TO WAIT A WHILE IN HER JAIL CELL THE TRIAL, SET TO BEGIN IN JULY, OF NEXT YEAR PHILLIP >> STEPHANIE, THANK YOU >>> FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS BID TO CLAIM A SENATE SEAT HAS COME TO AN END THIS MORNING POLITICAL NEWCOMER TOMMY TUBERVILLE SESSIONS WAS THE FIRST SENATOR TO ENDORSE DONALD TRUMP IN 2016 BUT FAMOUSLY FELL OUT OF GOOD GRACES BY REFUSING TO INTERVENE IN THE RUSSIA TROEB SO THIS TIME AROUND, PRESIDENT TRUMP BACKED TUBERVILLE, WHO WILL NOW TAKE ON DEMOCRATIC SENATOR DOUG JONES IN NOVEMBER >>> IN TEXAS, PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FORMER WHITE HOUSE PHYSICIAN, RONNY JACKSON, WON HIS REPUBLICAN ONE-OFF ELECTION IN THE STATE'S 13th DISTINCT

JACKSON WILL FACE OFF AGAINST DEMOCRAT GUS TRUJILLO THIS FALL AND LAST NIGHT, TWEETED CONGRATULATIONS TO HIS FORMER PHYSICIAN >> AND IT APPEARS THAT LATE REGISTRATION IS TO BLAME FOR THE END OF KANYE WEST'S 2020 RUN A MEMBER OF THE RAPPER'S CAMPAIGN TEAM TOLD NEW YORK MAGAZINE THAT HE IS OUT OF THE RACE, AFTER FAILING TO GET ON THE BALLOT IN FLORIDA AND SEVERAL OTHER STATES >> THAT WAS QUICK ALL RIGHT

NBC METEOROLOGIST, BILL KARINS, JOINING US NOW TO SEE HOW OUR WEDNESDAY IS SHAPING UP HEY, BILL GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING SEVERE STORMS WILL BE THE STORY THIS AFTERNOON BUT THIS AFTERNOON, ALL EYES WILL BE ON THE ST

LOUIS AREA THAT'S WHERE YOU COULD SEE SOME SEVERE STORMS MAYBE EVEN WIDESPREAD SEVERE STORMS YOU'RE IN ENHANCED RISK OF SEVERE WEATHER 8 MILLION PEOPLE IN TOTAL A GOOD CHUNK OF MISSOURI, ILLINOIS, AND A LITTLE PORTION THERE OF COLORADO, NEW MEXICO, OKLAHOMA, AND NORTH TEXAS AND THEN, ON THURSDAY, THOSE STORMS AND THAT COLD FRONT WILL TRY TO MOVE THROUGH CLEVELAND, BUFFALO, PITTSBURGH, AND AREAS NORTHEAST OF OHIO

THE TORNADO THREAT'S VERY LOW OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS SO THE FORECAST HIGHS, STILL, VERY HOT TODAY FROM PHOENIX LOOK AT DALLAS AT 100 SAN ANTONIO, 102 WE SHOULD HIT ANOTHER 90-DEGREE DAY IN OUR NATION'S CAPITAL THAT'S THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY NOW, HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR LOCAL FORECAST >> WELL, THAT THUNDERSTORM THREAT WILL ALSO BRING SOME COOLER TEMPERATURES WITH IT

HIGHS TODAY ONLY IN THE UPPER 70s TO LOW 80s FROM WISCONSIN THROUGH IOWA AND THAT MUST SOUND REALLY NICE EVERYONE'S IN THE SOUTHEAST AND THE DEEP SOUTH, WHERE IT'S STILL EXCEPTIONALLY HOT WE'LL TALK MORE ABOUT THE HEAT WAVE AND IT'S ON THE MOVE THIS WEEKD THOSE DETAILS, COMING UP >> WE WANT TO KNOW WHERE IT'S GOING

YOU WILL TELL US LATER, BILL, THANK YOU >> CHECK OUT THIS INCREDIBLE MOMENT WHEN A MICHIGAN POLICE OFFICER BECAME A HERO TO A NEWBORN BABY DASH CAM FOOTAGE SHOWS OFFICER CAMERON MAJEWSKI PERFORMING BACK THRUSTS ON AN INFANT GIRL THAT STOPPED BREATHING REVIVED THE CHILD AND THEN >>> LEADING THE NEWS A CAN OF BEANS COULD OPEN UP A WHOLE CAN OF WORMS FOR IVANKA TRUMP CRITICS RAISED ETHICS CONCERNS AFTER THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER AND SENIOR ADVISOR SEEMINGLY ENDORSED GOYA BEANS ON TWITTER THE MOVE COMES A WEEK AFTER THE COMPANY CEO PRAISED MR TRUMP AT A WHITE HOUSE EVENT

IN LAST NIGHT'S TWEET, SHE IS HOLDING A CAN OF BLACK BEANS WITH THE TAG LINE, IF IT'S GOYA, IT HAS TO BE GOOD IN BOTH, ENGLISH AND SPANISH TWITTER, AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, IMMEDIATELY LIT UP WITH ALL KINDS OF JOKES AND SLAMS FROM THAT TWEET >> THE LINCOLN PROJECT RESPONDED WITH GOYA AWAY CRITICS POINTED OUT IVANKA MAY HAVE VIOLATED AN ETHICS LAW THAT PROHIBITS ANY WHITE HOUSE AUTHORITIES FROM PROMOTING ANY PRODUCT, SERVICE, OR ENTERPRISE >> SPARKING CONCERN AMONG PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS, STARTING TODAY, THE WHITE HOUSE IS DIRECTING ALL HOSPITALS TO SEND CORONAVIRUS PATIENT DATA TO A CENTRAL DATABASE IN DC

AND BYPASS THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION THAT COULD HURT THE QUALITY OF DATA AND THE FEDERAL RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC MEANWHILE, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS HEADING TO THE HOME OF THE CDC TODAY BUT HE IS NOT VISITING AT LAN ATLANTA TO TALK CORONAVIRUS THE TRIP COMES A DAY AFTER THE PRESIDENT STOKED NEW CONTROVERSIES OVER CONFEDERATE FLAGS, AS WELL AS ISSUES OVER POLICE KILLINGS OF BLACK AMERICANS NBC'S GEOFF BENNETT HAS MORE >> IN A NEW INTERVIEW WITH CBS NEWS, PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD, BY POLICE, TERRIBLE BUT HIT BACK, WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE UNDERLYING ISSUE

>> STILL AMERICANS DYING AT THE HANDS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THIS COUNTRY >> SO ARE WHITE PEOPLE WHAT A TERRIBLE QUESTION TO ASK SO ARE WHITE PEOPLE MORE WLIET PEOPLE, BY THE WAY MORE WHITE PEOPLE

>> THE PRESIDENT, ALSO, DEFENDING THE DISPLAY OF THE CONFEDERATE FLAG >> YOU UNDERSTAND WHY THE FLAG IS A PAINFUL SYMBOL, FOR MANY PEOPLE, BECAUSE IT'S A REMINDER OF SLAVERY >> WELL, PEOPLE LOVE IT AND I KNOW PEOPLE THAT LIKE T CONFEDERATE FLAG AND THEY'RE NOT THINKING ABOUT SLAVERY I JUST THINK IT'S FREEDOM OF SPEECH WHETHER IT'S CONFEDERATE FLAGS OR BLACK LIVES MATTER, OR ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT'S FREEDOM OF SPEECH

>> THOSE COMMENTS COMING AS THE PRESIDENT FACES FRESH FALLOUT OVER HIS CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE IN THE FORM OF AN EXTRAORDINARY REBUKE FROM FOUR FORMER HEADS OF THE CDC WHO ARGUE IN A NEW OP-ED PUBLISHED IN "THE WASHINGTON POST," THAT THE PRESIDENT AND WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS ARE ATTEMPTING TO UNDERMINE THE AGENCY'S GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOLS HOPING TO REOPEN IN THE FALL THE CONDEMNATION FROM DOCTORS TOM FRIEDEN, JEFFREY COPELAND, DAVE THATCHER, AND RICHARD BESSER COMES AS PRESIDENT TRUMP BLASTED THE SCHOOL REOPENING GUIDELINES AS VERY TOUGH AND EXPENSIVE >> FOR GUIDELINES TO BE ISSUED BY — CONFUSES EVERYONE THE CDC GUIDELINES ARE BASED IN SCIENCE

IF WE CAN'T RELY ON THAT, WHERE ARE WE GOING TO TURN >> A WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL TELLS US, IN RESPONSE, THAT IT'S BEEN WORKING WITH THE CDC IN PARTNERSHIP SINCE THE VE ♪ NOW, YOU SEE ME SHINE FOR A MILE ♪ >> ALWAYS GOT COLORFUL VIDEOS KATIE PERRY IN A NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR HER LATEST SINGLE "SMILE" THE PREGNANT POPSTAR SAID SHE WROTE THE SONG WHEN, QUOTE, I WAS COMING THROUGH ONE OF THE DARKEST PERIODS OF MY LIFE AND HAD LOST MY STYLE SHE'S GOING TO GAIN THAT BACK WITH ORLANDO BLOOM, RIGHT? >> YEAH IT'S GREAT SHE'S STILL WORKING WHILE SHE'S PREGNANT BECAUSE SHE IS GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF TIME TO HERSELF WITH THE BABY

>> LITTLE BONDING TIME >> SHE IS DITCHING THE CATWALK, AND ENTERING THE BALLROOM TIE RA BANKS WILL BE THE NEW HOST OF DANCING WITH THE STARS SHE IS A FAN OF THE SHOW AND LOVES HOW CELEBRITIES ARE PUSHED BEYOND THEIR COMFORT ZONES THIS COMES AFTER TOM AND ERIN ANDREWS ANNOUNCED THEIR DEPARTURES FROM THE SHOW TOM HAS BEEN ON DWTS FOR 15 YEARS ERIN JOINED IN 2014 >> QUITE A RUN AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS BEFORE THAT? >> THEY WERE MOVING IN A DIFFERENT DETECTION

IT WASN'T HIS CHOICE BUT THIS IS THE DIRECTION THEY ARE TAKING >> BRANKSY COVERED AN UNDERGROUND TRAIN WITH CORONAVIRUS INSPIRED ARTWORK SPRAY PAINTING HIS SIGNATURE RATS ON THE TRAIN ONE OF THE RATS APPEARED TO BE SNEEZING, WHILE ONE IS USING A MASK AS A PARACHUTE AND THE VIDEO ENDS WITH A SPECIAL MESSAGE >> REMEMBER THOSE LYRICS, RIGHT? A TWIST ON THE 1997 HIT SONG B >>> WELCOME BACK AS ADVERTISED, I MEAN, IT'S JUST PLAIN HOT

I MEAN, THIS IS THE PEAK OF THE HEAT SUMMER SEASON LOOK AT THIS IT'S HARD TO FIND SOMEWHERE THAT'S NOT EXCEPTIONALLY HOT EVEN CHARLESTON WILL FEEL LIKE NEARLY 100 LATER ON TODAY AND THEN, AS WE HEAD TOWARD THIS >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES, DOZENS OF PROTESTORS GATHERED OUTSIDE THE HOME OF KENTUCKY'S ATTORNEY GENERAL THEY CHANTED BREONNA TAYLOR'S NAME AND CALLED FOR CHARGES TO BE BROUGHT AGAINST THE POLICE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN TAYLOR'S DEATH POLICE SAY 87 OF THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE ARRESTED, AND ARE NOW FACING A FELONY CHARGE OF INTIMIDATING A PARTICIPANT IN A LEGAL PROCESS ACCORDING TO BRAVO, PORTIA WILLIAMS OF THE REAL HOUSE WIVES OF ATLANTA WAS ARRESTED WHILE PROTESTING >> THE ATLANTA WENDY'S WHERE RAYSHARD BROOKS WAS SHOT AND KILLED, HAS BEEN DEMOLISHED

IT WAS SET ON FIRE AFTER BROOKS WAS FATALLY SHOT BY A POLICE OFFICER IN JUNE BECAME A CENTER FOR ACTIVISM AND PROTESTS IN THE WEEKS FOLLOWING HIS MURDER BUT AFTER 8-YEAR-OLD ZACK RYIA TURNER WAS KILLED >> BACK PEDALING FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AFTER A WAVE OF LEGAL CHALLENGES FROM THE NATION'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY IF THEIR FALL COURSES ARE ONLINE BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC 17 STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA HAVE ALSO SUED THE ADMINISTRATION OVER THAT RULE >> THE DEVASTATING FIRE ABOARD THE USS BONHOMME RICHARD HAS BEEN ISOLATED

HUNDREDS OF SAILORS HAVE BEEN BATTLING THE BLAZE, WITH HELICOPTERS DROPPING OVER 1,200 BUCKETS OF WATER TO HELP CONTAIN IT SO FAR, 61 PERSONNEL HAVE BEEN INJURED OFFICIALS ARE INVESTIGATING THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE >> A WOMAN SAYS SHE WAS RECORDING HER HUSBAND OUTSIDE THEIR HOME IN TURKEY WHEN, QUOTE, ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE WATCH HIM HE ESCAPED THAT WALL OF WATER WITH JUST MOMENTS TO SPARE LOOK WHAT'S COMING HIS WAY FLOOD CARRYING TREES, ROCKS, DEBRIS, BARRELING TOWARD HIM THE MAN SAID HE MANAGED TO TAKE COVER BEHIND A WALL AND WAS LATER RESCUED

AUTHORITYS SAY TWO PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN THE FLOODS AND HOW HELPLESS FOR THAT WOMAN TO STAND THERE, RECORDING THAT VIDEO SEEING HER HUSBAND ALMOST WASHED AWAY BY THAT JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME, WHAT ARE YOU DOING OUT THERE? ALL RIGHT THERE IT IS FOR US TO SEE A GUY IN RHODE ISLAND CAPTURED A VERY CUTE MOMENT IT'S A GROUNDHOG AND A SQUIRREL SHARING A MEAL TOGETHER TWO CRITTERS ENJOYED THEIR FOOD AT A MINIATURE PICNIC TABLE IN THE SUMMER SUN NATURE LOVER AND RHODE ISLAND RESIDENT RONALD LOBE SET UP THIS DINING AREA FOR LOCAL ANIMALS TO USE IT WORKED

THE SQUIRREL AND THE GROUNDHOG STILL HAVE THEIR SNACK DATES >>> OVERNIGHT AS THE CDC THE DATA COLLECTION BY THE WHITE HOUSE JUST AS NEW CASES ARE EXPLODING AROUND THE NATION PLUS, NEW RESEARCH WHETHER YOU COULD BE REINFECTED BY THE CORONAVIRUS >> MAXWELL IS ACTUALLY MARRIED HER SPOUSE UNNAMED BUT THAT'S NOT THE ONLY BLOCK BUSTER DETAIL COMING FROM THE FIRST DAY WITH THE JUDGE >> AND GET READY FOR PEACOCK >> AND SIMONE BILES DIGS INTO HER GYMNASTICS ARCHIVES FOR THAT MOVE WE'LL EXPLAIN AS WE KICK OFF YOUR WEDNESDAY "EARLY TODAY" BEGINS RIGHT NOW >>> GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNING I'M PHILLIP MENA >> I'M FRANCES RIVERA THE PANDEMIC TIGHTENS ITS GRIP ON THE COUNTRY WITH RECORD NUMBERS REACHING SEVERAL STATES

THE NATIONAL DEATH TOLL NOW SURPASSING 137,000 AS THE NUMBER OF INFECTED AMERICANS CLOSES IN ON THREE AND A HALF MILLION >> THE COVID-19 VACCINE IS SHOWING PROMISING RESULTS THE TRIAL INCLUDED 45 ADULTS, PHASE THREE STARTS LATER THIS MONTH >> THE PANDEMIC IS MAKING IT HARDER FOR FAMILIES TO PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE IN JUNE THERE WAS A LARGER THAN EXPECTED COST INCREASE FOR FOOD OF 6% THE PRICES HAVE RISEN FOR SIX STRAIGHT MONTHS

>>> THERE IS ONE INDUSTRY THAT SEEMS TO BE BOOMING COLORADO SENT A MONTHLY RECORD FOR POT SALES IN MAY REACHING OVER $130 MILLION >>> CLOSED SIGNS ARE BACK UP IN CALIFORNIA AFTER RECENTLY OPENING THE GOLDEN STATE WAS THE FIRST WITH SHELTER IN PLACE ORDERS AND NOW OVER 7,000 PEOPLE HAVE DIED >> Reporter: WITH CALIFORNIA CRIPPLED BY COVID, THE FIRST STATE TO ORDER A SWEEPING SHUTDOWN NOW BECOMING THE LARGEST TO IMPLEMENT A MASSIVE ROLL BACK

THE GOVERNOR'S NEW CLOSURES AREN'T JUST LIMITED TO INDOOR DINING, BARS, MOVIE THEATERS AND CHURCHES MOST HAIR SALONS, GYMS AND NONCRITICAL OFFICES MUST ALSO SHUTTER >> I JUST REALLY HOPE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO TAKE IT SERIOUSLY I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S GOING TO TAKE FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND >> GRINDING TO A HALT AGAIN THE VIRUS KILLING SMALL BUSINESSES >> WE CAN'T CLOSE IF WE CLOSE WE'LL LOSE EVERYTHING WE HAVE >> Reporter: FAKING ECONOMIC DISASTER CALIFORNIA IS IN THE MIDDLE OF A HEALTH CRISIS, THE STATE NOW AVERAGING 8,000 NEW CASES A DAY

HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE UP 43% IN TWO WEEKS AS THE DEATH TOLL CLIMBS TO 7,000 MORE THAN ONE THIRD OF ALL CASES ARE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY >> WE HAVE NEVER HAD AS MANY PEOPLE INFECTED OR INFECTIOUS WE HAVE NEVER HAD AS MANY RECORDED POSITIVE CASES EACH DAY AND WE'VE NEVER HAD AS MANY PEOPLE IN THE HOSPITAL

>> Reporter: WHILE LA'S MAYOR COULD ORDER ADDITIONAL CLOSURES THE STATE IS HOPING TO DRIVE HOME ITS REQUIREMENTS FOR FACE MASKS RELEASING THIS NEW PSA BUT NOT EVERYONE IS LISTENING SOME ARE REFUSING TO ENFORCE OR REQUIRE MEASURES LIKE FACE MASKS DOCTORS FUELLING THE NATIONAL RISE IN CASES, CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA AND TEXAS ALONE APPROACHING 1 MILLION INFECTIONS SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC

>> I DO THINK THE FALL AND THE WINTER OF 2020 AND 2021 IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TIMES THAT WE'VE EXPERIENCED IN AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH >> BUT THERE ARE SIGNS OF PROGRESS BIOTECH COMPANY WILL SOON BEGIN TESTING THEIR VACCINE ON 30,000 PATIENTS BUT HELP MAY NOT COME SOON NOT FOR THIS MAN WHO IS HOLDING VIGIL ON A SIDEWALK OUTSIDE HIS ROOM WHERE HE'S BEEN ON VENTILATOR FOR TEN DAYS >> WE KNOW HE'S STILL THERE HE SHOWS THOSE EXPRESSIONS SO WE KNOW HE'S — HE HEARS US >> THE COST OF COVID IMPACTING LIVES AND LIVELIHOODS IN DEVASTATING WAYS NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES

>> NEW QUESTIONS THIS MORNING OVER WHETHER PATIENTS WHO HAVE HAD THE VIRUS ARE PROTECTED FROM GETTING IT AGAIN AND IF SO, HOW LONG THAT PROTECTION MAY LAST >> 29-YEAR-OLD CARTER WRIGHT KNOWS ALL TOO WELL THE SYMPTOMS THAT COME WITH COVID, THE COUGH, THE BODY ACHES AND THE HIGH FROOEFR >> AT ONE POINT I GOT COLD PACKS AND PUT THEM UNDER MY ARMPITS BECAUSE I READ THAT HELPS COOL YOU QUICKLY >> Reporter: HE WAS FIRST DIAGNOSED IN MARCH THEN COVID CAME BACK EVEN STRONGER ON JULY 4th >> I CRIED HARD THAT NIGHT BECAUSE IT WAS JUST SUPER OVERWHELMING >> BECAUSE YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE THROUGH WITH THIS >> YEAH

>> BOTH TIMES HE TESTED POSITIVE, SO WHY DIDN'T THE ANTI BODIES FROM THE FIRST PROTECTION PROTECT HIM FROM GETTING IT AGAIN? NEW RESEARCH SUGGESTS THAT VIRUS PROTECTION MAY NOT LAST LONG A STUDY OF 96 COVID PATIENTS FOUND THEIR ANTI BODIES PEAKED AND THEN RAPIDLY DECLINED ONLY 17% OF THOSE TESTED HAD THE SAME LEVEL OF ANTI BODIES UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA WAS SICK WITH COVID IN MARCH AND STILL WEARS PPE IF ANTI BODY PROTECTION DROPS FAST, HE SAYS, IT COULD BE A TROUBLING DEVELOPMENT >> IF THAT TRANSLATES INTO SOMEONE POSSIBLY GETTING REINFECTED, THAT DESTROYS THE CONCEPT OF WHAT WE HAVE OF HERD IMMUNITY WHERE LARGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD IT CAN ULTIMATELY EXTINGUISH THE INFECTION AND PUT THIS BEHIND US A LITTLE BIT >> THEY DON'T KNOW IF A VACCINE PROTECTION MIGHT DIMINISH OVERTIME >> WHAT WE DO KNOW IS THAT A SINGLE EXPERIENCE WITH COVID DOES NOT RENDER SOMEONE IMMUNE FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES AND IT MAY NOT MAKE THEM IMMUNE FOR MORE THAN A FEW MONTHS

>> Reporter: RESEARCHERS SAY THE SICKEST COVID PATIENTS LIKELY HAVE MORE ANTI BODY PROTECTION THAN THOSE WHO ARE LESS SICK BUT BECAUSE THAT COULD DIMINISH OVERTIME, EVEN RECOVERED PATIENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO WEAR A MASK >> LEARN SOMETHING NEW ABOUT IT EVERY DAY THANK YOU >> A NEW MOVE BY PRESIDENT TRUMP IS SPARKING CHANGE HEALTH EXPERTS TOLD THE "WASHINGTON POST" THAT COULD HURT THE QUALITY OF DATA AND THE FEDERAL RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC TRACIE POTTS JOINS US WITH MORE THE PRESIDENT IS VISITING THE CDC HOME BASE TODAY BUT NOT BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC >> Reporter: RIGHT TODAY THOUGH THE PRESIDENT TRUMP IS TALKING ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE DOWN IN GEORGIA

ONE OF THE 22 STATES WHERE CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE RISING AND ALSO THE HEAD OF THE CDC MEANTIME THE PRESIDENT ALSO TALKING ABOUT TESTING HE HAS SAID A NUMBER OF TIMES THAT EXPANDING TESTING IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY WE'RE SEEING MORE CASES THE PRESIDENT AND ONE OF HIS TOP HEALTH ADVISORS DR ANTHONY FAUCI TALKING ABOUT TESTING AS RESULTS COME IN SLOWLY IN SOME CASES >> IF WE DIDN'T TEST YOU WOULDN'T HAVE ALL THE HEADLINES BECAUSE WE'RE SHOWING CASES WE HAVE JUST ABOUT THE LOWEST MORTALITY RATE BUT IF WE DID, THINK OF THIS, IF WE DIDN'T DO TESTING, INSTEAD OF TESTING OVER 40 MILLION PEOPLE, IF WE DID HALF THE TESTING WE'D HAVE HALF THE CASES

IF YOU CUT THAT AGAIN, WE'D HAVE YET AGAIN HALF OF THAT >> THE MORE YOU TEST THE MORE YOU'RE GOING TO PICK UP SO INCREASE IN TESTING THERE'S MORE CASES BUT THERE ARE NO DOUBT THAT THERE ARE MORE INFECTIONS YOU'RE SEEING TRULY MORE NEW CASES IN ADDITION, WE'RE SEEING NOW MORE HOSPITALIZATIONS WHICH LAG BEHIND INFECTIONS AND WE'RE STARTING AND WILL SEE THOUGH NOT AS MUCH AS WE'VE SEEN VERY LIKELY MORE DEATHS >> RISING INFECTIONS BUT NOT ENOUGH PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR SOME OF THE HEALTH CARE WORKERS WHO ARE DEALING WITH PATIENTS ACCORDING TO INTERNAL DOCUMENTS OBTAINED BY NBC THE GOVERNMENT'S STOCK PILE OF PPE IS CRITICALLY LOW THEY'VE GIVEN OUT MILLIONS OF PIECES OF EQUIPMENT BUT IT'S LESS THAN A THIRD OF WHAT STATES HAVE ASKED FOR AND GOLLOVES FOR EXAMPLE, THERE ARE LESS THAN A MILLION PAIR LEFT

>> THANK YOU >>> LET'S BRING IN BILL KARINS HE'S WATCHING SEVERE WEATHER IN THE PLAINS AND IN THE MIDWEST GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING A LOT OF PEOPLE WAKING UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, TONS OF LIGHTNING STRIKES IN AREAS OF KANSAS AND NORTHERN PORTIONS OF MISSOURI THIS AREA IS GOING TO INCREASE THIS MORNING THEN IT WILLDIE OFF AND WE'LL GET A NEW ROUND OF STORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND WITH THAT, RACH OUT AROUND ST LOUIS HAIL AND DAMAGING WIND IS POSSIBLE AND EVEN A LITTLE AREA NEAR COLORADO WHERE IT MEETS NEW MEXICO AND TOMORROW 9 MILLION PEOPLE AT RISK AS THE STORMS WILL SLIDE INTO OHIO AND PITTSBURGH AND BUFFALO AND THAT SEVERE THREAT ON FRIDAY WILL BE IN POSSIBLY AREAS OF THE NORTHEAST WE'LL WATCH OUT FOR THOSE STORMS LATER TODAY FROM ST

LOUIS TO CHICAGO NOW A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR LOCAL FORECAST WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO BE WATCHING THESE WARM TEMPERATURES IN AREAS FROM THE OHIO VALLEY SOUTH WARD THIS COLD FRONT WILL COOL YOU OFF FEELING MORE REFRESHING IN GREEN BAY AND MINNEAPOLIS AND DULUTH LOOK AT THAT HEAT WAVE ALL THE WAY THROUGH TEXAS WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT THAT WEEKEND FORECAST LOOKS LIKE COMING UP >> COUPLE DAYS AWAY THANKS >>> SIMONE BILES STUNNED FANS WHEN SHE MANEUVERED A FLIP OUT OF A FLIP

LOOK AT THAT BAM, ONE, IT'S JUST AMAZING SHE HASN'T DONE THIS SINCE SHE WAS 13 YEARS OLD SHE POSTED ON TWITTER SHE TUMBLED DOWN AND NOW SHE FACED A SETBACK DUE TO THE PANDEMIC BUT RESUMED IN >>> JEFFREY EPSTEIN'S FORMER CONFIDANT HAD HER FIRST DAY IN COURT GHISLAINE MAXWELL PLEADED NOT GUILTY MORE DETAILS ARE EMERGING ABOUT THE ELUSIVE BRITISH SOCIALITE WHEN QUESTIONING WHO WOULD SIGN A POTENTIAL BOND MAXWELL IS MARRIED BUT SHE DIDN'T NAME THEIR ASSETS OR GIVE HIS IDENTITY >> Reporter: HER ATTORNEY WAS SAYING SHE WAS WILLING TO PAY BAIL AND BE UNDER HOUSE ARREST BUT IN THE END THE JUDGE SAID SHE WAS NOT CONVINCED >> BAIL DENIED SHE WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR HER TRIAL BEHIND BARS

THE EX- GIRLFRIEND AND LONG TIME PARTNER OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN AND ASKED THE COURT FOR A $5 MILLION BAIL AND A HOME ARREST THE 58-YEAR-OLD APPEARED VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE IN A BROWN PRISON UNIFORM >> SHE HAD MUCH LONGER HAIR IT WAS DARKER, IT WAS BACK IN A PONYTAIL >> Reporter: THOUGH HER DEFENSE TEAM ARGUED THAT THE COVID PANDEMIC MADE PREPARING FOR TRIAL NOT REALISTIC THE JUDGE REJECTED THE PROPOSAL SAYING MAXWELL POSES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF FLIGHT IN COURT DOCUMENTS INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE HOLDS A SWISS BANK ACCOUNT WORTH MORE THAN $4 MILLION AND A BRITISH ACCOUNT WORTH MORE THAN 2 SHE TOOK DELIBERATE STEPS AVOIDING LAW ENFORCEMENT INCLUDING WRAPPING A PHONE IN TIN TINFOIL HER ATTORNEYS SAY THEY SHE HAS TAKEN EXTRA STEPS TO AVOID THE MEDIA

SHE WAS 16 YEARS OLD WHEN SHE WAS SEXUALLY TRAFFICKED BY MAXWELL SHE HAS TOLD THAT HE HAS TOR TORMENTED HER SURVIVORS >> I'M TRYING TO WRAP MY BRAIN AROUND HER BEHIND BARS THERE'S PART OF ME THAT JUSTICE HAS ALREADY FAILED US A FEW TIMES BEFORE IN THIS SITUATION, SO I'M KIND OF JUST WAITING FOR THE OTHER SHOE TO DROP >> Reporter: THE TRIAL ISN'T EXPECTED TO LAST LONG, ABOUT THREE WEEKS BUT >>> TRENDING THIS MORNING A CAN OF BEANS COULD OPEN UP A WHOLE CAN OF WORMS FOR IVANKA TRUMP CRITICS RAISED ETHICS CONCERNS AFTER THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER SEEMINGLY ENDORSED THE BEANS ON TWITTER

THE COMPANY'S CEO PRAISED MR TRUMP AT A WHITE HOUSE EVENT IN LAST NIGHT'S TWEET YOU CAN SEE HER HOLDING A CAN OF BLACK BEANS WITH THE TAG LINE IF IT'S GOYA IT HAS TO BE GOOD TWITTER IMMEDIATELY LIT UP WITH JOKES THE LINCOLN PROJECT RESPONDED WITH GOYA WAY IVANKA MAY HAVE VIOLATED AN ETHICS LAW THAT FORBIDS WHITE HOUSE EMPLOYEES FROM ENDORSING ANY PRODUCT OR ENTERPRISE >>> A POSSIBLE NEW VACCINE THAT IS SHOWING QUOTE, ROBUST RESULTS IN TESTING BUT FIRST FACEBOOK IS GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT MUSIC VIDEOS WE'RE JOINED NOW FROM LONDON WITH MORE

GOOD MORNING, JULIANNA >> Reporter: ARTISTS WILL NOT HAVE TO MANUALLY UPLOAD THEIR VIDEOS OR PROVIDE LINKS HOW IT'S GOING TO WORK, ARTISTS WILL NEED TO TOGGLE ON A NEW SETTING TO ADD MUSIC VIDEOS TO THEIR PAGE AHEAD OF THE DEADLINE AND FACEBOOK WILL AUTOMATICALLY CREATE A PAGE OF THEIR VIDEOS IF NO OTHER ACTION IS TAKEN FACEBOOK WILL BE A DIRECT CHALLENGE TO YOUTUBE SO CERTAINLY SOMETHING TO WATCH IN THE TECH SPACE AND WHEN IT COMES TO BROADER MARKETS THE US IS POISED FOR ANOTHER STRONG DAY OF TRADE TODAY THIS COMES AFTER YESTERDAY AFTER MARKETS CLOSED MODERNA RELEASED SOME FRESH PHASE ONE DATA PUBLISHED IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE SHOWING ALL PATIENTS WHO WERE GIVING VACCINE >>> SHAQUILLE O'NEIL PERFORMED AN ACT OF KINDNESS WHEN HE HELPED OUT A STRANDED DRIVER WHOSE TIRE JUST WENT OUT AN OFFICER ARRIVED ON THE SCENE WHERE SHAQ WAS HELPING ALREADY HE WITNESSED A CRASH, STOPPED TO CHECK ON THE WELFARE OF THE DRIVER HE STAYED WITH THE WOMAN AND HER FAMILY UNTIL DEPUTIES ARRIVED

CAN YOU IMAGINE A FAMILY HAVING THE WORST DAY EVER I'M SURE IT WAS HOT AND MUGGY, THEY GET THIS CAR TROUBLES AND IT'S SHAQ >> ONCE IN A LIFETIME I'M SURPRISED IT DIDN'T CAUSE ANY OTHER ACCIDENTS, IS THAT SHAQ LET'S GET BACK TO BILL KARINS WHERE IS THAT HEAT WAVE HEADED >> >> THERE WAS NO RUBBER NECKING

EVERY TIME THERE'S A LITTLE ACCIDENT, THERE'S HUGE BACKUPS TO LOOK AND SEE WHAT'S GOING ON SO THURSDAY WE'RE WATCHING THE EXTREME HEAT ACROSS THE SOUTH BY THE TIME WE GET INTO FRIDAY WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO WATCH THAT SPREADING INT >>> CHECK OUT THIS DASH CAM FOOTAGE OUT OF STERLING HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN OFFICER CAMERON REVIVED A THREE WEEK OLD BABY GIRL WHILE HER DISTRAUGHT FAMILY WATCHED HELPLESSLY THE CHILD HAD BEGAN CHOKING HE'S BEING CALLED A HERO FOR HIS QUICK AND CALM RESPONSE TO THAT FAMILY'S CRISIS AND ALL IS GOOD SO FRIGHTENING YOU'RE SO PARANOID WHEN BABIES DO THAT THAT YOUNG >> WELL TRAINED AND UNDER PRESSURE >>> THERE'S A NEW CONTENDER IN THE STREAMING WARS PEACOCK STREAMING SERVICE IS BEING LAUNCHED NATIONWIDE

THE COMPANY IS PLAYING CATCHUP BUT HOPES ONE MAJOR ELEMENT WILL PLAY IN ITS FAVOR >> Reporter: THIS IS PEACOCK THE NEWEST STREAMING SERVICE IS COUNTING BIG ON ONE WORD FREE THAT'S BECAUSE THE SERVICE FROM NBC NEWS'S PARENT COMPANY IS AD SUPPORTED >> PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CONDITIONED TO QUESTION, IS IT REALLY FREE BUT IT REALLY IS FREE >> IT OFFERS MORE THAN 13,000 HOURS OF BRAND NEW AS WELL AS VINTAGE TV SHOWS PLUS CLASSIC MOVIES, LIVE NEWS AND SPORTS >> I THINK CONSUMERS ARE STARTING TO QUESTION HOW MANY OF THESE DIFFERENT STREAMING SERVICES DO I NEED TO PAY FOR? >> Reporter: PEACOCK IS COUNTING ON THAT POSSIBLE PRESCRIPTION FATIGUE AS IT BATTLES RIVALS >> PEOPLE CAN JUMP IN, JUMP OUT, DECIDE IF THEY LIKE IT OR DECIDE IF THEY DON'T AND THEY DON'T HAVE TO OFFER UP A CREDIT CARD >> BUT THEY WILL OFFER UP TWO PAID TIERS >> WE'RE REALLY LOOKING AT THIS THROUGH THE LENS OF THE CONSUMER AND WE THINK THIS IS A REALLY GREAT VALUE >> THE SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE ON MOST MOBILE DEVICES AND GAMING SYSTEMS AS WELL AS MANY SMART TVS BUT NOT IN THE MIX AT LAUNCH ARE ROKU AND AM ZON FIRE WHICH COMBINED REACH 80 MILLION HOMES

>> IT'S A HUGE GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT WOULD BE LOCKED OUT FROM WATCHING THIS SERVICE >> Reporter: PEACOCK IS WORKING TO RESOLVE THAT ISSUE AS IT EYES 2021 AND THE ARRIVAL OF MORE CONTENT >> WE BELIEVE PEACOCK IS THE RIGHT PRODUCT AT THE RIGHT TIME >> Reporter: CONSUMERS GET TO DECIDE IF THAT FAITH IS WELL PLACED >> VERY ENTERTAINING >> Reporter: NBC NEWS >>> WELL, THE TRUTH IS WE'RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE ANY TIME SOON BECAUSE OF THIS PANDEMIC SO NOW IS THE TIME TO SEE CHECK IT OUT AND SEE IF YOU LIKE >>> CREEPING UP AS FLORIDA BREAKS THE RECORD FOR MOST DEATHS IN A DAY

THE NATIONAL DEATH TOLL NOW TOPS 137,000 OKLAHOMA AND NEVADA ARE ALSO REPORTING RECORD NUMBERS OF NEW HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATHS NATIONALLY, MORE THAN 62,000 NEW INFECTIONS WERE REPORTED >> A COVID-19 VACCINE DEVELOPED BY MODERNA IS SHOWING PROMISING RESULTS RESEARCHERS SAY VOLUNTEERS WHO RECEIVED THE VACCINE ALL DEVELOPED NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODIES THE TRIAL INCLUDED 45 ADULTS, AND PHASE THREE STARTS LATER THIS MONTH

>> THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS BACK PEDDLING ON RESTRICTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AFTER A WAVE OF LEGAL CHALLENGES FROM SOME OF THE NATION'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS THE DIRECTIVE WOULD HAVE REQUIRED FOREIGN STUDENTS AT US UNIVERSITIES TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY IF THEIR FALL COURSES ARE ONLINE BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC 17 STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA HAD, ALSO, SUED THE ADMINISTRATION OVER THE RULE >> AND A REMINDER TAX DAY IS TODAY THE DEADLINE WAS PUSHED BACK THREE MONTHS BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC, TODAY IS ALSO THE LAST DAY TO REQUEST AN EXTENSION AND AVOID PENALTY PAYMENTS >>> THERE IS ONE INDUSTRY THAT SEEMS TO BE BOOMING

COLORADO SET A MONTHLY RECORD FOR POT SALES IN MAY, REACHING OVER $191 MILLION THAT'S THE HIGHEST TOTAL SINCE MARIJUANA WAS LEGALIZED THERE BACK IN 2014 >> CLOSED SIGNS ARE BACK UP IN CALIFORNIA AFTER JUST RECENTLY REOPENING THE GOLDEN STATE WAS THE FIRST WITH SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDERS OUR MIGUEL ALMAGUER IS THERE WITH THE LATEST >> WITH CALIFORNIA CRIPPLED BY COVID, THE FIRST STATE TO ORDER A SWEEPING SHUTDOWN, NOW BECOMING THE LARGEST TO IMPLEMENT A MASSIVE ROLLBACK THE GOVERNOR'S NEW CLOSURES REPUBLICAN AREN'T JUST LIMITED TO INDOOR DINING, CHURCHES, GYMS, AND NONCRITICAL OFFICES, WHERE MILLIONS MILLIONS EVERYDAY, MUST ALSO SHUTTER

>> I JUST HOPE PEOPLE TAKE IT SERIOUSLY I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S GOING TO TAKE FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND >> THE FIFTH LARGEST ECONOMY IN THE WORLD GRINDING TO A HALT, AGAIN THE VIRUS KILLING SMALL BUSINESSES >> WE CAN'T CLOSE

IF WE CLOSE, WE'LL LOSE EVERYTHING WE HAVE >> FACING ECONOMIC DISASTER, CALIFORNIA IS IN THE MIDDLE OF A HEALTH CRISIS THE STATE NOW AVERAGING 8,000 NEW CASES A DAY MORE THAN DOUBLE, JUST A MONTH AGO HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE UP 43 MILES AN HOUR 43% IN TWO WEEKS AS THE DEATH TOLL CLIMBS TO MORE THAN 7,000

MORE THAN ONE THIRD OF ALL CASES ARE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY >> WE HAVE NEVER HAD AS MANY PEOPLE INFECTED OR INFECTIOUS WE HAVE NEVER HAD AS MANY RECORDED POSITIVE CASES EACH DAY AND WE HAVE NEVER HAD AS MANY PEOPLE IN THE HOSPITAL >> WHILE LA'S MAYOR COULD ORDER ADDITIONAL CLOSURES, THE STATE HOPING TO DRIVE HOME ITS REQUIREMENT FOR FACE MASKS RELEASING THIS NEW PSA BUT NOT EVERYONE IS LISTENING

EVEN IN HARD-HIT STATES, SOME ARE REFUSING TO ENFORCE OR REQUIRE MEASURES LIKE FACE MASKS THE MIXED MESSAGES SAY DOCTORS FUELING THE NATIONAL RISE IN CASES CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA, AND TEXAS, ALONE, APPROACHING 1 MILLION INFECTIONS SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC >> I DO THINK THE FALL AND WINTER OF 2020 AND 2021 ARE PROBABLY GOING TO BE ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TIMES THAT WE'VE EXPERIENCED IN AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH >> BUT THERE ARE SIGNS OF PROGRESS BIOTECH COMPANY MODERNA WILL SOON BEGIN TESTING THEIR TRIAL VACCINE ON 30,000 PATIENTS BUT HELP MAY NOT COME SOON ENOUGH FOR MIOSES, WHOSE FAMILY IS HOLDING VIGIL ON ASIDEWALK OUTSIDE HIS ROOM WHERE HE'S BEEN ON A VENTILATOR FOR TEN DAYS

>> WHEN WE DO THE ROESHSARY, HE CRIES WHEN WE TALK TO HIM, HE CRIES SO WE KNOW HE HEARS US >> THE COST OF COVID, IMPACTING LIVES AND LIVELIHOODS IN DEVASTATING WAYS MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES >> FLORIDA GOVERNOR RON DeSANTIS IS FACING SCRUTINY OVER FLORIDA'S CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE HE WAS CONFRONTED RECENTLY AT NEWS CONFERENCE BY A RESIDENT

>> SHAME ON YOU YOU ARE AN EMBARRASSMENT >> A MAJOR INTERRUPTION IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GOVERNOR'S NEWS CONFERENCE MONDAY AT JACKSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL >> WE'RE GETTING RECORD-BREAKING CASES EVERY DAY, AND YOU ARE DOING NOTHING >> MORE SPECIFICALLY, A DAY AFTER FLORIDA BROKE THE RECORD FOR THE MOST CASES REPORTED IN A SINGLE DAY IN THE U

S THE GOVERNOR, WHO WAS ANNOUNCING THAT HE IS SENDING MORE MEDICAL PERSONNEL TO THE HOTSPOTS TO HELP, AND HE IS TRYING TO HELP SPEED UP TEST RESULTS FOR SYMPTOMATIC PEOPLE >> PERSONNEL IS PROBABLY THE NUMBER ONE THING THAT I HAVE HEARD, FROM OUR HOSPITALS AND OUR MEDICAL STUDENT AND SO WE'RE DOIELIVERING >> ONLY PAUSED BRIEFLY BUT SEEMED TO IGNORE THE COMMENTS WHILE THE MAN WHO WE NOW KNOW IS THOMAS KENNEDY, WAS ESCORTED OUT OF THE ROOM

>> I HEARD ABOUT THIS PRESS CONFERENCE WAS HAPPENING AND I'M OUTRAGED ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING IN FLORIDA RIGHT NOW >> KENNEDY, A NORTH MIAMI BEACH RESIDENT AND COORDINATOR FOR THE YOUTH IMMIGRATION ORGANIZATION, UNITED WE DREAM, DID A VIRTUAL INTERVIEW WITH US TELLING US HE FELT LIKE THE DECISION-MAKING HAS BEEN POLITICALLY MOTIVATED >> I FEEL LIKE THEY CLOSED EVERYTHING TOO LATE AND THEY REOPENED TOO EARLY

AND AS — AS A RESULT, PEOPLE ARE DYING, FRANKLY AND, YOU KNOW, BUSINESSES ARE STRUGGLING >> HE'S NO HEALTH EXPERT BUT FEELS THAT WE SHOULD BE LISTENING TO THEM, MORE CLOSELY >> WE COULD HAVE BEEN THROUGH THIS ALREADY LIKE, IN OTHER STATES OR, FOR EXAMPLE, NEW ZEALAND LIKE, THIS DID NOT HAVE TO BE THIS WAY AND I JUST FELT LIKE I NEEDED TO FGO SPEAK MY MIND >> OUR THANKS TO MELISSA FROM WTVJ FOR THAT REPORT >>> FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS' BID TO RECLAIM HAS COME TO AN END BEATING SESSIONS BY A 22-POINT MARGIN SESSIONS WAS THE FIRST SENATOR TO ENDORSE DONALD TRUMP IN 2016 BUT HE FAMOUSLY FELL OUT OF GOOD GRACES, BY REFUSING TO INTERVENE IN THE RUSSIA PROBE

THIS TIME AROUND, PRESIDENT TRUMP BACKED TUBERVILLE WHO WILL NOW TAKE ON DEMOCRATIC SENATOR DOUG JONES IN NOVEMBER >>> IN TEXAS, PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FORMER WHITE HOUSE PHYSICIAN, RONNY JACKSON, WON HIS REPUBLICAN ONE-OFF ELECTION IN THE 13th DISTRICT JACKSON WILL FACE OFF AGAINST GUS TRAJILLO THIS FALL THE FORMER PHYSICIAN WHO ONCE JOKED MR TRUMP MIGHT LIVE TO 200 YEARS OLD, IF HE HAD A HEALTHIER DIET AND DID APPEARS LATE REGISTRATION IS TO BLAME FOR THE END OF KANYE WEST'S 2020 RUN A MEMBER OF THE CAMPAIGN TEAM TOLD NEW YORK MAGAZINE THAT HE IS OUT OF THE RACE AFTER FAILING TO GET ON THE BALLOT IN FLOR FLR A FLORIDA AND OTHER STATES >> THE TRIP COMES A DAY AFTER THE PRESIDENT STOKED NEW CONTROVERSIES OVER CONFEDERATE FLAGS, AS WELL AS THE ISSUE OF POLICE KILLINGS OF BLACK AMERICANS NBC'S GEOFF BENNETT HAS MORE

>> IN A NEW INTERVIEW WITH CBS NEWS, PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD BY POLICE TERRIBLE BUT HIT BACK WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE UNDERLYING ISSUE OF DEADLY USE OF FORCE BY POLICE >> WHY ARE AFRICAN-AMERICANS STILL DYING AT THE HANDS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THIS COUNTRY? AND SO ARE WHITE PEOPLE SO ARE WHITE PEOPLE WHAT A TERRIBLE QUESTION TO ASK

SO ARE WHITE PEOPLE MORE WHITE PEOPLE, BY THE WAY MORE WHITE PEOPLE >> THE PRESIDENT, ALSO, DEFENDING THE DISPLAY OF THE CONFEDERATE FLAG >> YOU UNDERSTAND WHY THE FLAG IS A PAINFUL SYMBOL FOR MANY PEOPLE, BECAUSE IT'S A REMINDER OF SLAVERY

>> WELL, PEOPLE LOVE IT AND I KNOW PEOPLE THAT LIKE THE CONFEDERATE FLAG, AND THEY'RE NOT THINKING ABOUT SLAVERY I JUST THINK IT'S FREEDOM OF SPEECH WHETHER IT'S CONFEDERATE FLAGS OR BLACK LIVES MATTER OR ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT, IT'S FREEDOM OF SPEECH >> THOSE COMMENTS COMING AS THE PRESIDENT FACES FRESH FALLOUT OVER HIS CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE IN THE FORM OF AN EXTRAORDINARY REBUKE FROM FOUR FORMER HEADS OF THE CDC WHO ARGUE IN AN OP-ED PUBLISHED IN T"THE WASHINGTON POST" THAT THE PRESIDENT AND WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS ARE ATTEMPTING TO UNDERMINE THE AGENCY'S GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOLS HOPING TO REOPEN IN THE FALL FROM DOCTORS TOM FRIEDEN, DAVID COPELAND, AND RICHARD BESSER >> FOR GUIDELINES TO BE ISSUED BY CDC AND THEN UNDERMINED BY THE WHITE HOUSE, CONFUSES EVERYWHERE THE CDC GUIDELINES ARE BASED IN SCIENCE

IF WE CAN'T RELY ON THAT, WHERE ARE WE GOING TO TURN >> A WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL TELLS US, IN RESPONSE, THAT IT'S BEEN WORKING WITH THE CDC, IN PARTNERSHIP, SINCE THE VERY BEGINNING OF THIS PANDEMIC AND THEY SAY THEY ENCOURAGE ALL AMERICANS TO FOLLOW CDC GUIDELINES PHILLIP >> ALL RIGHT, GEOFF, THANK YOU >> SHAQUILLE O'NEAL MAKING NEWS NOW, PERFORMING AN ACT OF KINDNESS WHEN HE STOPPED ON A FLORIDA HIGHWAY TO HELP OUT A STRANDED DRIVER WHOSE TIRE BLEW OUT THE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE RELEASED DASH CAM VIDEO WITH OFFICER ARRIVING ON THE SCENE WHERE SHAQ WAS HELPING OFFICIALS SAY THE NBA LEGEND WAS DRIVING BY WHEN HE WITNESSED A CRASH, AND STOPPED TO CHECK ON THE WELFARE OF THE DRIVER

HE STAYED WITH THE WOMAN AND HER FAMILY UNTIL DEPUTIES ARRIVED AFTER EVERYTHING SHAQ HAS GOING ON IN HIS WORLD YEAH, YOU KNOW WHAT, HE'S GOING TO STOP, HELP, AND STAY UNTIL THEY GET THE HELP THEY NEEDED >> FINALLY, LIVING UP TO THAT NICKNAME THAT IS COOL, THOUGH WHAT A STORY, RIGHT? SHAQ SHOWS UP AT A CAR WRECK LET'S CHECK IN NOW WITH NBC METEOROLOGIST BILL KARINS AND SEE HOW OUR WEDNESDAY IS SHAPING UP HEY, BILL, GOOD MORNING >> MORNING I WONDER IF THEY NEEDED THE JACK YOU KNOW, SHAQ JUST REACH DOWN, LIFT THE CAR UP, AND THROW THE TIRE BACK ON GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE ARE TRACKS THUNDERSTORMS ONCE AGAIN THIS MORNING WAKING A LOT OF PEOPLE UP HERE IN AREAS RIGHT ALONG THE IOWA BORDER WITH KANSAS AND ALSO LOOK A AT THOSE STORMS IN GARDEN CITY AND WICHITA

AND THOSE ARE GOING TO RACE TOWARD KAENZ NSAS CITY THIS MORG THIS AREA IN ORANGE IS ENHANCED RISK MORE STORMS ESPECIALLY OVER THE ST LOUIS AREA COULD SEEN SEE A FEW STORMS NEAR CHICAGO AS WE GO THROUGHOUT THE FORECAST, ANOTHER HOT DAY WE EXPECT ANOTHER 90-DEGREE DAY IN WASHINGTON, DC

AND HUNDREDS IN TEXAS THAT'S THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY NOW, HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD >> WELL, WE ARE CONTINUING TO WATCH THOSE THUNDERSTORMS THIS MORNING AND THEY'LL ROLL ALL THE WAY THROUGH IOWA, EVENTUALLY HEADING DOWN TOWARD ST LOUIS TODAY, SAN ANTONIO, 100 DEGREES

HOUSTON, 98 HOT CONDITIONS AREN'T GOING ANYWHERE AND THEY'LL BE SPREADING THIS WEEKEND, TOO TALK ABOUT THAT COMING UP >> OH, BOY ANOTHER WEEKEND >>> LEADING THE NEWS SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG HAS BEEN HOSPITALIZED FOR TREATMENT OF A POSSIBLE INFECTION THE 87-YEAR-OLD JUSTICE UNDERWENT A PROCEDURE TO SHE WILL STAY IN THE HOSPITAL A FEW DAYS TO RECEIVEANTIBIOTIC TREATMENT

>> BEATING CANCER AS WELL SHE HAD GALL BLADDER SURGERY, JUST RECENTLY AND THAT FALL WHERE SHE FRACTURED THOSE RIBS >> TOUGH LADY, THOUGH >> A FEDERAL JUDGE IN NEW YORK HAS REJECTED A PROPOSED — ON BEHALF OF SOME OF THE ALLEGED VICTIMS OF FORMER HOLLYWOOD MOGUL HARVEY WEINSTEIN OTHER ACCUSERS REJECTED THE DEAL

>> OVER VIDEO CONFERENCE, GHISLAINE MAXWELL WHO IS ACCUSED OF HELPING EPSTEIN VICTIMS, PLEADED NOT GUILTY WHEN QUESTIONING WHO CO-SIGNED A POTENTIAL BOND, PROSECUTORS REVEALED THAT MAXWELL IS MARRIED BUT SHE DIDN'T MENTION HER SPOUSE'S ASSETS OR GIVE THEIR IDENTITY NBC'S STEPHANIE GOSK IS FOLLOWING THIS CASE FOR US STEPHANIE, GD MORNING >> FILLPHILLIP, GHISLAINE MAXWEL KES ATTORNEY SAID SHE WAS WILLING TO PAY BAIL BUT IN THE END, THE JUDGE WAS NOT CONVINCED SHE SAID SHE WAS A FLIGHT RISK >> BAIL DENIED GHISLAINE MAXWELL WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR HER TRIAL BEHIND BARS THE EX-GIRLFRIEND AND LONGTIME PARTNER OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN PLEADED NOT GUILTY, AND ASKED THE COURT FOR A $5 MILLION BAIL AND HOME ARREST, IN A LUXURY MANHATTAN HOTEL

THE ILLUSIVE 58-YEAR-OLD APPEARED VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE IN A BROWN PRISON UNIFORM >> MAXWELL LOOKED COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THAN THE PICTURES WE ARE USED TO SEEING >> THOUGH, HER DEFENSE TEAM ARGUED THAT THE COVID PANDEMIC MADE PREPARING FOR TRIAL BEHIND BARS NOT REALISTIC, THE JUDGE REJECTED THE PROPOSAL SAYING MAXWELL POSES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF FLIGHT ACCORDING TO PROSECUTORS, MAXWELL WAS LESS THAN CANDID ABOUT HER WEALTH IN COURT DOCUMENTS, INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE HOLDS A SWISS BANK ACCOUNT WORTH MORE THAN $4 MILLION AND A BRITISH ACCOUNT WORTH MORE THAN 2 PROSECUTORS SAY SHE TOOK DELIBERATE STEPS TO AVOID LAW ENFORCEMENT, INCLUDING WRAPPING HER CELL PHONE IN TINFOIL

WHAT THEY CALLED A SEEMINGLY MISGUIDED EFFORT TO EVADE DETECTION HER ATTORNEYS HAVE ARGUED THAT SHE TOOK EXTRA STEPS TO AVOID THE MEDIA, NOT THE POLICE ONE ACCUSER TOLD THE JUDGE MAXWELL ENJOYED DRAWING HER VICTIMS IN WITH PERCEIVED CARING 16 YEARS OLD WHEN SHE WAS SEXUALLY TRAFFICKED BY MAXWELL SHE TOLD THE COURT BY PHONE THAT MAXWELL HAS LIED UNDER OATH AND TORMENTS HER SURVIVORS >> I AM STILL TRYING TO WRAP MY BRAIN AROUND HER BEHIND BARS THERE'S PART OF ME THAT, YOU KNOW, JUSTICE HAS ALREADY FAILED US A FEW TIMES BEFORE, IN THIS SITUATION SO I'M KIND OF JUST WAITING FOR THE OTHER SHOE TO DROP >> THE TRIAL ISN'T EXPECTED TO LAST LONG

ABOUT THREE WEEKS BUT GHISLAINE MAXWELL WILL HAVE TO WAIT A WHIL A CLOSE ENCOUNTER BETWEEN AN ALLIGATOR AND A KAYAKER WA CAUGHT ON CAMERA TAKE A LOOK AT THE BOTTOM, LEFT CORNER OF THE SCREEN THERE PETER JOYCE IS PADDLING IN THE WA W WAKUMA RIVER WHEN AN ALLIGATOR CHARGED HIM, CAUSING THE KAYAK TO TIP OVER ABLE TO GRAB ON TO SOME TREE BRANCHES AND PADDLED AWAY, >> BUT STILL SEEMS LIKE HE IS HANGING ON TO HIS PHONE THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE THING >> SIMONE BILES, FOUR-TIME OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST STUNNED FANS WHEN SHE MANEUVERED A FLIP OUT OF A FLIP LOOK AT THAT THAT'S AMAZING SOMETHING SHE HASN'T DONE SINCE SHE WAS ABOUT 13 YEARS OLD SHE TEMPLED DOWN A RUNWAY BEFORE VAULTING OFF THE GROUND

THE 22-YEAR-OLD FACED A SETBACK IN TRAINING THAT'S >>> WELCOME BACK WE'VE GOTTEN RID OF A LOT OF THE HEAT WARNINGS WE STILL HAVE 10t MILLION PEOPL UNDER HEAT ADVISORIES AND THE HEAT DOME IS GOING TO SLIDE SLOWLY TOWARD TH >>> WE'RE BACK NOW WITH OUR SERIES LOOKING AT INEQUALITY IN AMERICA AS CALIFORNIA SHUTS DOWN AGAIN, LOS ANGELES COUNTY, ALONE, HAS MORE COVID CASES THAN 44 ENTIRE STATES AND GETTING HIT THE HARDEST THERE IS THE LATINO COMMUNITY

HERE IS NBC'S GADI SCHWARTZ >> UNDER THE HOT SUMMER SUN IN LOS ANGELES, THERESA LOPEZ IS SELLING MASKS ON A STREET CORNER SHE SAID THAT EVERYWHERE THAT SHE WAS CLEANING HOUSES, THEY ALL TOLD HER THAT SHE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO COME BACK, UNTIL THE PANDEMIC WAS OVER >> EVERY DAY, HER KIDS BEG HER NOT TO GO OUT AFRAID SHE'LL GET SICK BUT SHE NEEDS THE MONEY TO FEED HER FAMILY SHE SAYS THAT SHE GETS MAD WHEN SHE SEES SOMEBODY WITHOUT A MASK BUT SHE DOESN'T WANT TO SAY ANYTHING BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE VERY VIOLENT THESE DAYS >> HER CONCERNS ABOUT CATCHING THE VIRUS ARE WARRANTED

IN LOS ANGELES, LATINOS ARE MORE THAN TWICE AS LIKELY TO GET COVID-19 THAN WHITE RESIDENTS AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY, WHERE LATINOS MAKE UP 19% OF THE POPULATION, THEY ACCOUNT FOR A THIRD OF ALL CASES FRUSTRATING FOR THIS DOCTOR HE SAYS THE GOVERNMENT ISN'T SENDING ENOUGH RESOURCES TO MINORITY COMMUNITIES, MANY OF WHOM DON'T HAVE THE OPTION OF STAYING HOME, EVEN WHEN CASES ARE SPIKING >> THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT ARE ON THE FRONTLINE WHEN IT COMES TO BEING AT GROCERY STORES, MAKING SURE EVERYTHING'S CLEAN >> THEY ARE THE SAME PEOPLE DELIVERING OUR FOOD, WHEN WE'RE SHELTERING AT HOME THEY ARE THE SAME PEOPLE THAT WLE WITH GO TO THE GROCERY STORE, THEY'RE HELPING US

>> KRISTEN'S FATHER, MARK, A FIRST-GENERATION MEXICAN-AMERICAN LIVED IN TULSAN, ARIZONA HE CONTRACTED THE VIRUS AFTER STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS WERE LIFTED >> THIS SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED TO MY FATHER HE SHOULD NOT HAVE DIED, ALONE, IN A HOSPITAL WITH A NURSE HOLDING HIS HAND >> NOW, SHE IS CALLING ON ELECTED OFFICIALS TO DO MORE >> DO MORE TO PROTECT PEOPLE OF COLOR COMMUNITIES, THAT ARE ON THE FRONT LINES HOLDING OUR ECONOMY TOGETHER

>> WHILE THOSE SELLING MASKS TO PROTECT US, LIKE THERESA, SAY NOW IS THE TIME TO BE MORE VIGILANT, THAN EVER SHE SAYS THAT THIS ISN'T A GAME SHE SAYS THAT THIS IS A VIRUS AND THIS VIRUS WILL KILL YOU GADI SCHWARTZ, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES >> A WOMAN SAYS SHE WAS RECORDING HER HUSBAND OUTSIDE THEIR HOME IN TURKEY WHEN, QUOTE, ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE HE ESCAPED WITH A WALL OF WATER JUST MOMENTS TO SPARE HERE AS A FLASH FLOOD CARRYING TREES, ROCKS, AND DEBRIS JUST CAME BARRELING TOWARD HIM THE MAN MANAGED TO TAKE COVER BEHIND THAT WALL AUTHORITIES SAY, TWO PEOPLE, THOUGH, WERE KILLED IN THOSE FLOODS HOW TERRIFYING AND HOW HELPLESS FOR THE WOMAN TO BE SITTING THERE, WATCHING HER HUSBAND COME SO CLOSE TO THIS >>> BREAKING CORONAVIRUS NEWS OVERNIGHT

THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS ORDERING HOSPITALS TO BYPASS THE CDC WHEN REPORTING CORONAVIRUS DAY WHICH RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT TRANSPARENCY THIS, AS STATES AROUND THE NATION SPIKE TO NEW RECORD NUMBERS >> BLOCKBUSTER TEE TAILS FROM THE GLAIN MAXWELL COURT HEARING A SHOCKING DETAIL SHE IS MARRIED BUT HER SPOUSE REMAINS SECRET

>> DOZENS OF PEOPLE PROTESTING THE DEATH OF BREONNA TAYLOR WERE ARRESTED OUTSIDE THE HOME OF KENTUCKY'S ATTORNEY GENERAL AS THEY CONTINUE TO SEEK JUSTICE >> FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS LOSES A CLOSE RACE TO RECLAIM HIS SENATE SEAT AND HE CAN NOW JOIN KANYE WEST ON THE SIDELINES WE WILL A EXPLAIN >> PLUS, A POLICE OFFICER RUSHES TO THE RESCUE AS HE REVIVES A CHOKING BABY AND IT WAS ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNING

I'M PHILLIP MENA >> GLAD YOU ARE WITH US I'M FRANCES RIVERA THE PANDEMIC TIGHTENS ITS GRIP ON THE COUNTRY AVERAGING 724 DEATHS A DAY THAT'S UP FROM BELOW 500, AT THE BEGINNING OF JULY THE NATIONAL DEATH TOLL NOW SURPASSES 137,000, AS THE NUMBER OF INFECTED AMERICANS CLOSES IN ON 35 MILLION

>> THE ADMINISTRATION IS ASKING GOVERNORS TO CONSIDER SENDING THE NATIONAL GUARD TO HELP COLLECT HOSPITAL DATA THAT'S ACCORDING TO "THE WASHINGTON POST" THE NEW PROTOCOL WOULD BYPASS THE CDC PUBLIC-HEALTH EXPERTS ARGUE IT COULD HARM THE QUALITY OF THE DATA >> IN THE WAKE OF THE LATEST SURGE, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MAY NOT HAVE THE CAPACITY TO SUPPLY MEDICAL WORKERS WITH PROTECTIVE GEAR FEDERAL AGENCIES HAVE JUST 900,000 GLOVES IN RESERVE

THIS, AFTER RECEIVING NEARLY 83 MILLION WHEN THE CRISIS BEGAN >> A COVID-19 VACCINE IS SHOWING PROMISING RESULTS RESEARCHERS SAY VOLUNTEERS WHO RECEIVED THE VAC SCINE, ALL DEVELOPED NEW TRALIZING ANTIBODIES THE TRIAL INCLUDED 45 ADULTS AND PHASE THREE STARTS LATER THIS MONTH >> FLORIDA IS EMERGING AS THE NEW EPICENTER IN THE UNITED STATES THE NUMBER OF CASES CONTINUES TO SOAR, AND THE STATE JUST RECORDED ITS DEADLIEST DAY, SO FAR NBC'S SAM BROCK JOINS US NOW FROM MIAMI BEACH GOOD MORNING, SAM

>> FRANCES, GOOD MORNING THE STATE OF FLORIDA HAS RECORDED MORE NEW CASES WHY IS THE SITUATION IN FLORIDA EXPLODING? >> FLORIDA SET A RECORD FOR CORONAVIRUS FATALITIES 132 MARKS THE HIGHEST NUMBER IN A SINGLE DAY FUELING QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THIS STATE >> WE'RE EXPLODING BECAUSE WE DIDN'T HAVE A UNIFIED APPROACH AND WE DIDN'T MANAGE TO CONVINCE OUR POPULATION OF THE SERIOUS RISK >> EXPERTS ALSO POINT TO A TOXIC COMBINATION OF CROWDED BEACHES, PACKED PROTESTS, BUSTLING BARS, AND PEOPLE NOT WEARING MASKS >> THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE WHO DON'T THINK THEY NEED TO DO SOMETHING IS ENORMOUS >> HERE, IN MIAMI-DADE, WHERE THE POSITIVITY RATE IS AROUND 25%, OFFICIALS SAY MULTIGENERATIONAL FAMILIES, LIVING UNDER ONE ROOF, ARE SEEING HOUSEHOLD INFECTIONS SPREAD OUT OF CONTROL

>> YOUNGER PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CONTAMINATING THE OLDER PEOPLE >> FLORIDA HAS BEEN RIPPING RIGHT THROUGH ITS RECORD FOR DAILY COVID CASES IT HAS ALSO BEEN TESTING MORE THAN ANY POINT IN THIS PAN DDEM I'M IN MIAMI BEACH WHERE THERE'S NOT ENOUGH TIME IN THE DAY TO TEST ALL THESE PEOPLE >> GOVERNOR RON DeSANTIS HAS ALSO POINTED THE FINGER TO STATE'S AGRICULTURAL WORKERS SAYING THIS LAST MONTH

>> SOME OF THESE GUYS THEY GO TO WORK IN A SCHOOL BUS AND THEY'RE ALL JUST LIKE PACKED THERE LIKE SARDINES >> ANTONIO TOVAR REPRESENTS FLORIDA'S FARM WORKERS ASSOCIATION >> IS THERE ANY EVIDENCE THAT IT'S THE AGRICULTURAL FIELD THAT'S DRIVING THE SURGE IN FLORIDA? >> NOT AT ALL

THE WORKERS ARE NOT DRIVING THE SURGE OF THE — OF THE PANDEMIC >> THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE TELLING NBC NEWS THE OVERALL AGRICULTURAL PICKING SEASON IS OVER BUT MIGRANTS GROUPS SAY THEY'RE STILL ACTIVE FLORIDA TRYING TO GET A GRIP ON THE CRISIS >> OUR ONLY OPTION, UNFORTUNATELY, AT THIS TIME, SINCE WE HAVEN'T SEEN A TURNAROUND THE LAST FEW DAYS, DESPITE THESE MEASURES, IS TO ENTER ANOTHER LOCKDOWN >> ONE OPTION THE STATE'S LEADER, SO FAR, HAS LEFT OFF THE TABLE >> ONE OF THE ISSUES THAT GOVERNOR RON DeSANTIS SAID HE DID WANT TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION ON IS THIS INCREDIBLE LAG IN TESTING SUPPOSED TO TAKE ABOUT 48 HOURS TO GET YOUR TEST RESULTS BACK

IN MANY CASES, IT'S BEEN A WEEK OR MORE FOR POTENTIAL PATIENTS HE IS PLANNING ON CREATING SYMPTOMATIC LANES AT THESE TESTING SITES FRANCES, BACK TO YOU >> SAM, THANK YOU >> SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG HAS BEEN HOSPITALIZED FOR TREATMENT OF A POSSIBLE INFECTION THE 87-YEAR-OLD JUSTICE UNDERWENT A PROCEDURE TO CLEAN OUT A BILE DUCT STENT THAT WAS PLACED LAST AUGUST COURT SAYS SHE WILL STAY IN THE HOSPITAL FOR A FEW DAYS TO RECEIVE IV-ANTIBIOTIC TREATMENT >> WITH THE GAG ORDER LIFTED, MARY TRUMP IS SPEAKING OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME ABOUT HER UNCLE, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, IN AN INTERVIEW WITH ABC NEWS

>> WHAT'S THE SINGLE-MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU THINK THE COUNTRY NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR UNCLE? >> HE'S UTTERLY INCAPABLE OF LEADING THIS COUNTRY AND IT'S DANGEROUS TO ALLOW HIM TO DO SO >> BASED ON WHAT I SEE NOW OR WHAT YOU SAW THEN >> BASED ON WHAT I'VE SEEN MY ENTIRE ADULT LIFE >> SHE, ALSO, HAD ONE WORD OF ADVICE FOR HER UNCLE RESIGN MARY TRUMP'S EXCLUSIVE TELL ALL ABOUT HER FAMILY CALLED "TOO MUCH AND NEVER ENOUGH" HIT SHELVES YESTERDAY >> NEW DETAILS ARE TRICKLING OUT ABOUT JEFFREY EPSTEIN'S LONGTIME CONFIDANTE, GHISLAINE MAXWELL INCLUDING THAT SHE IS MARRIED IT'S LONG BEEN BELIEVED THAT SHE — THAT THE BRITISH SOCIALITE WAS SINGLE BUT PROSECUTORS SAY SHE HAS A SPOUSE MAXWELL WAS ACCUSED OF NOT ADENTFYING THIS PERSON OR THEIR ASSETS, AS PROSECUTORS MADE THE CASE AGAINST FWRAGRANTING HER B

STEPHANIE GOSK IS FOLLOWING THIS CASE FOR US >> GHISLAINE MAXWELL'S ATTORNEY SAID SHE WAS WILLING TO PAY A $5 MILLION BAIL AND BE HELD UNDER HOUSE ARREST IN A MANHATTAN HOTEL BUT IN THE END, THE JUDGE WAS NOT CONVINCED SHE SAID SHE WAS A FLIGHT RISK BAIL DENIED GHISLAINE MAXWELL WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR HER TRIAL, BEHIND BARS

THE EX-GIRLFRIEND AND LONGTIME PARTNER OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN PLEADED NOT GUILTY, AND ASKED THE COURT FOR A $5 MILLION BAIL AND HOME ARREST, IN A LUXURY MANHATTAN HOTEL THE ILLUSIVE 58-YEAR-OLD APPEARED VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE IN A BROWN PRISON UNIFORM >> MAGXWELL LOOKED COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THAN WE'RE USED TO SEEING HER SHE HAD MUCH LONGER HAIR IT WAS DARKER IT WAS BACK IN A PONYTAIL >> THE DEFENSE TEAM ARGUED THE COVID PANDEMIC MADE PREPARING FOR TRIAL BEHIND BARS NOT REALISTIC, THE JUDGE REJECTED THE PROPOSAL SAYING MAXWELL POSES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF FLIGHT SHE WAS LESS THAN CANDID ABOUT HER WEALTH IN COURT DOCUMENTS, INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE HOLDS A SWISS BANK ACCOUNT WORTH MORE THAN $4 MILLION AND A BRITISH ACCOUNT WORTH MORE THAN 2

PROSECUTORS SAY SHE TOOK DELIBERATE STEPS TO AVOID LAW ENFORCEMENT, INCLUDING WRAPPING HER CELL PHONE IN TINFOIL WHAT THEY CALLED A SEEMINGLY MISGUIDED EFFORT TO EVADE DETECTION HER ATTORNEYS HAVE ARGUED THAT SHE TOOK EXTRA STEPS TO AVOID THE MEDIA, NOT THE POLICE ONE ACCUSER TOLD THE JUDGE MAXWELL ENJOYED DRAWING VICTIMS IN WITH PERCEIVED CARING ANNIE WAS 16 YEARS OLD WHEN SHE WAS SEXUALLY TRAFFICKED BY MAXWELL SHE TOLD THE COURT, BY PHONE, THAT MAXWELL HAS LIED UNDER OATH AND TORMENTS HER SURVIVORS MET BY HOPE AND DISBELIEF BY OTHER EPSTEIN ACCUSERS

>> I AM STILL TRYING TO WRAP MY BRAIN AROUND HER BEHIND BARS THERE'S PART OF ME THAT, YOU KNOW, JUSTICE HAS ALREADY FAILED US A FEW TIMES BEFORE, IN THIS SITUATION SO I'M KIND OF JUST WAITING FOR THE OTHER SHOE TO DROP >> THE TRIAL ISN'T EXPECTED TO LAST LONG ABOUT THREE WEEKS BUT GHISLAINE MAXWELL WILL HAVE TO WAIT A WHILE IN HER JAIL CELL THE TRIAL, SET TO BEGIN IN JULY, OF NEXT YEAR PHILLIP

>> STEPHANIE, THANK YOU >>> FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS BID TO CLAIM A SENATE SEAT HAS COME TO AN END THIS MORNING POLITICAL NEWCOMER TOMMY TUBERVILLE SESSIONS WAS THE FIRST SENATOR TO ENDORSE DONALD TRUMP IN 2016 BUT FAMOUSLY FELL OUT OF GOOD GRACES BY REFUSING TO INTERVENE IN THE RUSSIA TROEB SO THIS TIME AROUND, PRESIDENT TRUMP BACKED TUBERVILLE, WHO WILL NOW TAKE ON DEMOCRATIC SENATOR DOUG JONES IN NOVEMBER >>> IN TEXAS, PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FORMER WHITE HOUSE PHYSICIAN, RONNY JACKSON, WON HIS REPUBLICAN ONE-OFF ELECTION IN THE STATE'S 13th DISTINCT JACKSON WILL FACE OFF AGAINST DEMOCRAT GUS TRUJILLO THIS FALL

AND LAST NIGHT, TWEETED CONGRATULATIONS TO HIS FORMER PHYSICIAN >> AND IT APPEARS THAT LATE REGISTRATION IS TO BLAME FOR THE END OF KANYE WEST'S 2020 RUN A MEMBER OF THE RAPPER'S CAMPAIGN TEAM TOLD NEW YORK MAGAZINE THAT HE IS OUT OF THE RACE, AFTER FAILING TO GET ON THE BALLOT IN FLORIDA AND SEVERAL OTHER STATES >> THAT WAS QUICK ALL RIGHT NBC METEOROLOGIST, BILL KARINS, JOINING US NOW TO SEE HOW OUR WEDNESDAY IS SHAPING UP

HEY, BILL GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING SEVERE STORMS WILL BE THE STORY THIS AFTERNOON BUT THIS AFTERNOON, ALL EYES WILL BE ON THE ST LOUIS AREA

THAT'S WHERE YOU COULD SEE SOME SEVERE STORMS MAYBE EVEN WIDESPREAD SEVERE STORMS YOU'RE IN ENHANCED RISK OF SEVERE WEATHER 8 MILLION PEOPLE IN TOTAL A GOOD CHUNK OF MISSOURI, ILLINOIS, AND A LITTLE PORTION THERE OF COLORADO, NEW MEXICO, OKLAHOMA, AND NORTH TEXAS AND THEN, ON THURSDAY, THOSE STORMS AND THAT COLD FRONT WILL TRY TO MOVE THROUGH CLEVELAND, BUFFALO, PITTSBURGH, AND AREAS NORTHEAST OF OHIO THE TORNADO THREAT'S VERY LOW OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS SO THE FORECAST HIGHS, STILL, VERY HOT TODAY FROM PHOENIX LOOK AT DALLAS AT 100

SAN ANTONIO, 102 WE SHOULD HIT ANOTHER 90-DEGREE DAY IN OUR NATION'S CAPITAL THAT'S THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY NOW, HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR LOCAL FORECAST >> WELL, THAT THUNDERSTORM THREAT WILL ALSO BRING SOME COOLER TEMPERATURES WITH IT HIGHS TODAY ONLY IN THE UPPER 70s TO LOW 80s FROM WISCONSIN THROUGH IOWA AND THAT MUST SOUND REALLY NICE

EVERYONE'S IN THE SOUTHEAST AND THE DEEP SOUTH, WHERE IT'S STILL EXCEPTIONALLY HOT WE'LL TALK MORE ABOUT THE HEAT WAVE AND IT'S ON THE MOVE THIS WEEKEND THOSE DETAILS, COMING UP >> WE WANT TO KNOW WHERE IT'S GOING YOU WILL TELL US LATER, BILL, THANK YOU

>> CHECK OUT THIS INCREDIBLE MOMENT WHEN A MICHIGAN POLICE OFFICER BECAME A HERO TO A NEWBORN BABY DASH CAM FOOTAGE SHOWS OFFICER CAMERON MAJEWSKI PERFORMING BACK THRUSTS ON AN INFANT GIRL THAT STOPPED BREATHING REVIVED THE CHILD AND THEN >>> LEADING THE NEWS A CAN OF BEANS COULD OPEN UP A WHOLE CAN OF WORMS FOR IVANKA TRUMP CRITICS RAISED ETHICS CONCERNS AFTER THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER AND SENIOR ADVISOR SEEMINGLY ENDORSED GOYA BEANS ON TWITTER THE MOVE COMES A WEEK AFTER THE COMPANY CEO PRAISED MR TRUMP AT A WHITE HOUSE EVENT IN LAST NIGHT'S TWEET, SHE IS HOLDING A CAN OF BLACK BEANS WITH THE TAG LINE, IF IT'S GOYA, IT HAS TO BE GOOD

IN BOTH, ENGLISH AND SPANISH TWITTER, AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, IMMEDIATELY LIT UP WITH ALL KINDS OF JOKES AND SLAMS FROM THAT TWEET >> THE LINCOLN PROJECT RESPONDED WITH GOYA AWAY CRITICS POINTED OUT IVANKA MAY HAVE VIOLATED AN ETHICS LAW THAT PROHIBITS ANY WHITE HOUSE AUTHORITIES FROM PROMOTING ANY PRODUCT, SERVICE, OR ENTERPRISE >> SPARKING CONCERN AMONG PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS, STARTING TODAY, THE WHITE HOUSE IS DIRECTING ALL HOSPITALS TO SEND CORONAVIRUS PATIENT DATA TO A CENTRAL DATABASE IN DC AND BYPASS THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION THAT COULD HURT THE QUALITY OF DATA AND THE FEDERAL RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC MEANWHILE, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS HEADING TO THE HOME OF THE CDC TODAY

BUT HE IS NOT VISITING AT LAN ATLANTA TO TALK CORONAVIRUS THE TRIP COMES A DAY AFTER THE PRESIDENT STOKED NEW CONTROVERSIES OVER CONFEDERATE FLAGS, AS WELL AS ISSUES OVER POLICE KILLINGS OF BLACK AMERICANS NBC'S GEOFF BENNETT HAS MORE >> IN A NEW INTERVIEW WITH CBS NEWS, PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD, BY POLICE, TERRIBLE BUT HIT BACK, WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE UNDERLYING ISSUE >> STILL AMERICANS DYING AT THE HANDS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THIS COUNTRY

>> SO ARE WHITE PEOPLE WHAT A TERRIBLE QUESTION TO ASK SO ARE WHITE PEOPLE MORE WLIET PEOPLE, BY THE WAY MORE WHITE PEOPLE >> THE PRESIDENT, ALSO, DEFENDING THE DISPLAY OF THE CONFEDERATE FLAG

>> YOU UNDERSTAND WHY THE FLAG IS A PAINFUL SYMBOL, FOR MANY PEOPLE, BECAUSE IT'S A REMINDER OF SLAVERY >> WELL, PEOPLE LOVE IT AND I KNOW PEOPLE THAT LIKE T CONFEDERATE FLAG AND THEY'RE NOT THINKING ABOUT SLAVERY I JUST THINK IT'S FREEDOM OF SPEECH WHETHER IT'S CONFEDERATE FLAGS OR BLACK LIVES MATTER, OR ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT'S FREEDOM OF SPEECH >> THOSE COMMENTS COMING AS THE PRESIDENT FACES FRESH FALLOUT OVER HIS CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE

IN THE FORM OF AN EXTRAORDINARY REBUKE FROM FOUR FORMER HEADS OF THE CDC WHO ARGUE IN A NEW OP-ED PUBLISHED IN "THE WASHINGTON POST," THAT THE PRESIDENT AND WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS ARE ATTEMPTING TO UNDERMINE THE AGENCY'S GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOLS HOPING TO REOPEN IN THE FALL THE CONDEMNATION FROM DOCTORS TOM FRIEDEN, JEFFREY COPELAND, DAVE THATCHER, AND RICHARD BESSER COMES AS PRESIDENT TRUMP BLASTED THE SCHOOL REOPENING GUIDELINES AS VERY TOUGH AND EXPENSIVE >> FOR GUIDELINES TO BE ISSUED BY — CONFUSES EVERYONE THE CDC GUIDELINES ARE BASED IN SCIENCE IF WE CAN'T RELY ON THAT, WHERE ARE WE GOING TO TURN >> A WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL TELLS US, IN RESPONSE, THAT IT'S BEEN WORKING WITH THE CDC IN PARTNERSHIP SINCE THE VE ♪ NOW, YOU SEE ME SHINE FOR A MILE ♪ >> ALWAYS GOT COLORFUL VIDEOS

KATIE PERRY IN A NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR HER LATEST SINGLE "SMILE" THE PREGNANT POPSTAR SAID SHE WROTE THE SONG WHEN, QUOTE, I WAS COMING THROUGH ONE OF THE DARKEST PERIODS OF MY LIFE AND HAD LOST MY STYLE SHE'S GOING TO GAIN THAT BACK WITH ORLANDO BLOOM, RIGHT? >> YEAH IT'S GREAT SHE'S STILL WORKING WHILE SHE'S PREGNANT BECAUSE SHE IS GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF TIME TO HERSELF WITH THE BABY >> LITTLE BONDING TIME

>> SHE IS DITCHING THE CATWALK, AND ENTERING THE BALLROOM TIE RA BANKS WILL BE THE NEW HOST OF DANCING WITH THE STARS SHE IS A FAN OF THE SHOW AND LOVES HOW CELEBRITIES ARE PUSHED BEYOND THEIR COMFORT ZONES THIS COMES AFTER TOM AND ERIN ANDREWS ANNOUNCED THEIR DEPARTURES FROM THE SHOW TOM HAS BEEN ON DWTS FOR 15 YEARS ERIN JOINED IN 2014 >> QUITE A RUN AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS BEFORE THAT? >> THEY WERE MOVING IN A DIFFERENT DETECTION IT WASN'T HIS CHOICE BUT THIS IS THE DIRECTION THEY ARE TAKING

>> BRANKSY COVERED AN UNDERGROUND TRAIN WITH CORONAVIRUS INSPIRED ARTWORK SPRAY PAINTING HIS SIGNATURE RATS ON THE TRAIN ONE OF THE RATS APPEARED TO BE SNEEZING, WHILE ONE IS USING A MASK AS A PARACHUTE AND THE VIDEO ENDS WITH A SPECIAL MESSAGE >> REMEMBER THOSE LYRICS, RIGHT? A TWIST ON THE 1997 HIT SONG B >>> WELCOME BACK AS ADVERTISED, I MEAN, IT'S JUST PLAIN HOT I MEAN, THIS IS THE PEAK OF THE HEAT SUMMER SEASON LOOK AT THIS IT'S HARD TO FIND SOMEWHERE THAT'S NOT EXCEPTIONALLY HOT EVEN CHARLESTON WILL FEEL LIKE NEARLY 100 LATER ON TODAY

AND THEN, AS WE HEAD TOWARD THIS >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES, DOZENS OF PROTESTORS GATHERED OUTSIDE THE HOME OF KENTUCKY'S ATTORNEY GENERAL THEY CHANTED BREONNA TAYLOR'S NAME AND CALLED FOR CHARGES TO BE BROUGHT AGAINST THE POLICE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN TAYLOR'S DEATH POLICE SAY 87 OF THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE ARRESTED, AND ARE NOW FACING A FELONY CHARGE OF INTIMIDATING A PARTICIPANT IN A LEGAL PROCESS ACCORDING TO BRAVO, PORTIA WILLIAMS OF THE REAL HOUSE WIVES OF ATLANTA WAS ARRESTED WHILE PROTESTING >> THE ATLANTA WENDY'S WHERE RAYSHARD BROOKS WAS SHOT AND KILLED, HAS BEEN DEMOLISHED IT WAS SET ON FIRE AFTER BROOKS WAS FATALLY SHOT BY A POLICE OFFICER IN JUNE

BECAME A CENTER FOR ACTIVISM AND PROTESTS IN THE WEEKS FOLLOWING HIS MURDER BUT AFTER 8-YEAR-OLD ZACK RYIA TURNER WAS KILLED >> BACK PEDALING FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AFTER A WAVE OF LEGAL CHALLENGES FROM THE NATION'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY IF THEIR FALL COURSES ARE ONLINE BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC 17 STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA HAVE ALSO SUED THE ADMINISTRATION OVER THAT RULE >> THE DEVASTATING FIRE ABOARD THE USS BONHOMME RICHARD HAS BEEN ISOLATED HUNDREDS OF SAILORS HAVE BEEN BATTLING THE BLAZE, WITH HELICOPTERS DROPPING OVER 1,200 BUCKETS OF WATER TO HELP CONTAIN IT SO FAR, 61 PERSONNEL HAVE BEEN INJURED

OFFICIALS ARE INVESTIGATING THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE >> A WOMAN SAYS SHE WAS RECORDING HER HUSBAND OUTSIDE THEIR HOME IN TURKEY WHEN, QUOTE, ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE WATCH HIM HE ESCAPED THAT WALL OF WATER WITH JUST MOMENTS TO SPARE LOOK WHAT'S COMING HIS WAY FLOOD CARRYING TREES, ROCKS, DEBRIS, BARRELING TOWARD HIM THE MAN SAID HE MANAGED TO TAKE COVER BEHIND A WALL AND WAS LATER RESCUED AUTHORITYS SAY TWO PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN THE FLOODS AND HOW HELPLESS FOR THAT WOMAN TO STAND THERE, RECORDING THAT VIDEO SEEING HER HUSBAND ALMOST WASHED AWAY BY THAT JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME, WHAT ARE YOU DOING OUT THERE? ALL RIGHT

THERE IT IS FOR US TO SEE A GUY IN RHODE ISLAND CAPTURED A VERY CUTE MOMENT IT'S A GROUNDHOG AND A SQUIRREL SHARING A MEAL TOGETHER TWO CRITTERS ENJOYED THEIR FOOD AT A MINIATURE PICNIC TABLE IN THE SUMMER SUN NATURE LOVER AND RHODE ISLAND RESIDENT RONALD LOBE SET UP THIS DINING AREA FOR LOCAL ANIMALS TO USE IT WORKED THE SQUIRREL AND THE GROUNDHOG STILL HAVE THEIR SNACK DATES >>> OVERNIGHT AS THE CDC THE DATA COLLECTION BY THE WHITE HOUSE JUST AS NEW CASES ARE EXPLODING AROUND THE NATION

PLUS, NEW RESEARCH WHETHER YOU COULD BE REINFECTED BY THE CORONAVIRUS >> MAXWELL IS ACTUALLY MARRIED HER SPOUSE UNNAMED BUT THAT'S NOT THE ONLY BLOCK BUSTER DETAIL COMING FROM THE FIRST DAY WITH THE JUDGE >> AND GET READY FOR PEACOCK >> AND SIMONE BILES DIGS INTO HER GYMNASTICS ARCHIVES FOR THAT MOVE WE'LL EXPLAIN AS WE KICK OFF YOUR WEDNESDAY "EARLY TODAY" BEGINS RIGHT NOW >>> GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNING I'M PHILLIP MENA >> I'M FRANCES RIVERA THE PANDEMIC TIGHTENS ITS GRIP ON THE COUNTRY WITH RECORD NUMBERS REACHING SEVERAL STATES THE NATIONAL DEATH TOLL NOW SURPASSING 137,000 AS THE NUMBER OF INFECTED AMERICANS CLOSES IN ON THREE AND A HALF MILLION

>> THE COVID-19 VACCINE IS SHOWING PROMISING RESULTS THE TRIAL INCLUDED 45 ADULTS, PHASE THREE STARTS LATER THIS MONTH >> THE PANDEMIC IS MAKING IT HARDER FOR FAMILIES TO PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE IN JUNE THERE WAS A LARGER THAN EXPECTED COST INCREASE FOR FOOD OF 6% THE PRICES HAVE RISEN FOR SIX STRAIGHT MONTHS >>> THERE IS ONE INDUSTRY THAT SEEMS TO BE BOOMING

COLORADO SENT A MONTHLY RECORD FOR POT SALES IN MAY REACHING OVER $130 MILLION >>> CLOSED SIGNS ARE BACK UP IN CALIFORNIA AFTER RECENTLY OPENING THE GOLDEN STATE WAS THE FIRST WITH SHELTER IN PLACE ORDERS AND NOW OVER 7,000 PEOPLE HAVE DIED >> Reporter: WITH CALIFORNIA CRIPPLED BY COVID, THE FIRST STATE TO ORDER A SWEEPING SHUTDOWN NOW BECOMING THE LARGEST TO IMPLEMENT A MASSIVE ROLL BACK THE GOVERNOR'S NEW CLOSURES AREN'T JUST LIMITED TO INDOOR DINING, BARS, MOVIE THEATERS AND CHURCHES MOST HAIR SALONS, GYMS AND NONCRITICAL OFFICES MUST ALSO SHUTTER

>> I JUST REALLY HOPE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO TAKE IT SERIOUSLY I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S GOING TO TAKE FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND >> GRINDING TO A HALT AGAIN THE VIRUS KILLING SMALL BUSINESSES >> WE CAN'T CLOSE IF WE CLOSE WE'LL LOSE EVERYTHING WE HAVE >> Reporter: FAKING ECONOMIC DISASTER CALIFORNIA IS IN THE MIDDLE OF A HEALTH CRISIS, THE STATE NOW AVERAGING 8,000 NEW CASES A DAY HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE UP 43% IN TWO WEEKS AS THE DEATH TOLL CLIMBS TO 7,000

MORE THAN ONE THIRD OF ALL CASES ARE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY >> WE HAVE NEVER HAD AS MANY PEOPLE INFECTED OR INFECTIOUS WE HAVE NEVER HAD AS MANY RECORDED POSITIVE CASES EACH DAY AND WE'VE NEVER HAD AS MANY PEOPLE IN THE HOSPITAL >> Reporter: WHILE L

A'S MAYOR COULD ORDER ADDITIONAL CLOSURES THE STATE IS HOPING TO DRIVE HOME ITS REQUIREMENTS FOR FACE MASKS RELEASING THIS NEW PSA BUT NOT EVERYONE IS LISTENING SOME ARE REFUSING TO ENFORCE OR REQUIRE MEASURES LIKE FACE MASKS DOCTORS FUELLING THE NATIONAL RISE IN CASES, CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA AND TEXAS ALONE APPROACHING 1 MILLION INFECTIONS SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC >> I DO THINK THE FALL AND THE WINTER OF 2020 AND 2021 IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TIMES THAT WE'VE EXPERIENCED IN AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH

>> BUT THERE ARE SIGNS OF PROGRESS BIOTECH COMPANY WILL SOON BEGIN TESTING THEIR VACCINE ON 30,000 PATIENTS BUT HELP MAY NOT COME SOON NOT FOR THIS MAN WHO IS HOLDING VIGIL ON A SIDEWALK OUTSIDE HIS ROOM WHERE HE'S BEEN ON VENTILATOR FOR TEN DAYS >> WE KNOW HE'S STILL THERE HE SHOWS THOSE EXPRESSIONS SO WE KNOW HE'S — HE HEARS US >> THE COST OF COVID IMPACTING LIVES AND LIVELIHOODS IN DEVASTATING WAYS NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES >> NEW QUESTIONS THIS MORNING OVER WHETHER PATIENTS WHO HAVE HAD THE VIRUS ARE PROTECTED FROM GETTING IT AGAIN AND IF SO, HOW LONG THAT PROTECTION MAY LAST

>> 29-YEAR-OLD CARTER WRIGHT KNOWS ALL TOO WELL THE SYMPTOMS THAT COME WITH COVID, THE COUGH, THE BODY ACHES AND THE HIGH FROOEFR >> AT ONE POINT I GOT COLD PACKS AND PUT THEM UNDER MY ARMPITS BECAUSE I READ THAT HELPS COOL YOU QUICKLY >> Reporter: HE WAS FIRST DIAGNOSED IN MARCH THEN COVID CAME BACK EVEN STRONGER ON JULY 4th >> I CRIED HARD THAT NIGHT BECAUSE IT WAS JUST SUPER OVERWHELMING >> BECAUSE YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE THROUGH WITH THIS >> YEAH >> BOTH TIMES HE TESTED POSITIVE, SO WHY DIDN'T THE ANTI BODIES FROM THE FIRST PROTECTION PROTECT HIM FROM GETTING IT AGAIN? NEW RESEARCH SUGGESTS THAT VIRUS PROTECTION MAY NOT LAST LONG A STUDY OF 96 COVID PATIENTS FOUND THEIR ANTI BODIES PEAKED AND THEN RAPIDLY DECLINED

ONLY 17% OF THOSE TESTED HAD THE SAME LEVEL OF ANTI BODIES UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA WAS SICK WITH COVID IN MARCH AND STILL WEARS PPE IF ANTI BODY PROTECTION DROPS FAST, HE SAYS, IT COULD BE A TROUBLING DEVELOPMENT >> IF THAT TRANSLATES INTO SOMEONE POSSIBLY GETTING REINFECTED, THAT DESTROYS THE CONCEPT OF WHAT WE HAVE OF HERD IMMUNITY WHERE LARGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD IT CAN ULTIMATELY EXTINGUISH THE INFECTION AND PUT THIS BEHIND US A LITTLE BIT >> THEY DON'T KNOW IF A VACCINE PROTECTION MIGHT DIMINISH OVERTIME >> WHAT WE DO KNOW IS THAT A SINGLE EXPERIENCE WITH COVID DOES NOT RENDER SOMEONE IMMUNE FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES AND IT MAY NOT MAKE THEM IMMUNE FOR MORE THAN A FEW MONTHS >> Reporter: RESEARCHERS SAY THE SICKEST COVID PATIENTS LIKELY HAVE MORE ANTI BODY PROTECTION THAN THOSE WHO ARE LESS SICK BUT BECAUSE THAT COULD DIMINISH OVERTIME, EVEN RECOVERED PATIENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO WEAR A MASK >> LEARN SOMETHING NEW ABOUT IT EVERY DAY

THANK YOU >> A NEW MOVE BY PRESIDENT TRUMP IS SPARKING CHANGE HEALTH EXPERTS TOLD THE "WASHINGTON POST" THAT COULD HURT THE QUALITY OF DATA AND THE FEDERAL RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC TRACIE POTTS JOINS US WITH MORE THE PRESIDENT IS VISITING THE CDC HOME BASE TODAY BUT NOT BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC >> Reporter: RIGHT TODAY THOUGH THE PRESIDENT TRUMP IS TALKING ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE DOWN IN GEORGIA ONE OF THE 22 STATES WHERE CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE RISING AND ALSO THE HEAD OF THE CDC MEANTIME THE PRESIDENT ALSO TALKING ABOUT TESTING

HE HAS SAID A NUMBER OF TIMES THAT EXPANDING TESTING IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY WE'RE SEEING MORE CASES THE PRESIDENT AND ONE OF HIS TOP HEALTH ADVISORS DR ANTHONY FAUCI TALKING ABOUT TESTING AS RESULTS COME IN SLOWLY IN SOME CASES >> IF WE DIDN'T TEST YOU WOULDN'T HAVE ALL THE HEADLINES BECAUSE WE'RE SHOWING CASES WE HAVE JUST ABOUT THE LOWEST MORTALITY RATE BUT IF WE DID, THINK OF THIS, IF WE DIDN'T DO TESTING, INSTEAD OF TESTING OVER 40 MILLION PEOPLE, IF WE DID HALF THE TESTING WE'D HAVE HALF THE CASES IF YOU CUT THAT AGAIN, WE'D HAVE YET AGAIN HALF OF THAT >> THE MORE YOU TEST THE MORE YOU'RE GOING TO PICK UP

SO INCREASE IN TESTING THERE'S MORE CASES BUT THERE ARE NO DOUBT THAT THERE ARE MORE INFECTIONS YOU'RE SEEING TRULY MORE NEW CASES IN ADDITION, WE'RE SEEING NOW MORE HOSPITALIZATIONS WHICH LAG BEHIND INFECTIONS AND WE'RE STARTING AND WILL SEE THOUGH NOT AS MUCH AS WE'VE SEEN VERY LIKELY MORE DEATHS >> RISING INFECTIONS BUT NOT ENOUGH PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR SOME OF THE HEALTH CARE WORKERS WHO ARE DEALING WITH PATIENTS ACCORDING TO INTERNAL DOCUMENTS OBTAINED BY NBC THE GOVERNMENT'S STOCK PILE OF PPE IS CRITICALLY LOW THEY'VE GIVEN OUT MILLIONS OF PIECES OF EQUIPMENT BUT IT'S LESS THAN A THIRD OF WHAT STATES HAVE ASKED FOR AND GOLLOVES FOR EXAMPLE, THERE ARE LESS THAN A MILLION PAIR LEFT >> THANK YOU >>> LET'S BRING IN BILL KARINS HE'S WATCHING SEVERE WEATHER IN THE PLAINS AND IN THE MIDWEST

GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING A LOT OF PEOPLE WAKING UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, TONS OF LIGHTNING STRIKES IN AREAS OF KANSAS AND NORTHERN PORTIONS OF MISSOURI THIS AREA IS GOING TO INCREASE THIS MORNING THEN IT WILLDIE OFF AND WE'LL GET A NEW ROUND OF STORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND WITH THAT, RACH OUT AROUND ST LOUIS HAIL AND DAMAGING WIND IS POSSIBLE AND EVEN A LITTLE AREA NEAR COLORADO WHERE IT MEETS NEW MEXICO AND TOMORROW 9 MILLION PEOPLE AT RISK AS THE STORMS WILL SLIDE INTO OHIO AND PITTSBURGH AND BUFFALO AND THAT SEVERE THREAT ON FRIDAY WILL BE IN POSSIBLY AREAS OF THE NORTHEAST WE'LL WATCH OUT FOR THOSE STORMS LATER TODAY FROM ST LOUIS TO CHICAGO

NOW A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR LOCAL FORECAST WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO BE WATCHING THESE WARM TEMPERATURES IN AREAS FROM THE OHIO VALLEY SOUTH WARD THIS COLD FRONT WILL COOL YOU OFF FEELING MORE REFRESHING IN GREEN BAY AND MINNEAPOLIS AND DULUTH LOOK AT THAT HEAT WAVE ALL THE WAY THROUGH TEXAS WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT THAT WEEKEND FORECAST LOOKS LIKE COMING UP >> COUPLE DAYS AWAY THANKS >>> SIMONE BILES STUNNED FANS WHEN SHE MANEUVERED A FLIP OUT OF A FLIP LOOK AT THAT BAM, ONE, IT'S JUST AMAZING

SHE HASN'T DONE THIS SINCE SHE WAS 13 YEARS OLD SHE POSTED ON TWITTER SHE TUMBLED DOWN AND NOW SHE FACED A SETBACK DUE TO THE PANDEMIC BUT RESUMED IN >>> JEFFREY EPSTEIN'S FORMER CONFIDANT HAD HER FIRST DAY IN COURT GHISLAINE MAXWELL PLEADED NOT GUILTY MORE DETAILS ARE EMERGING ABOUT THE ELUSIVE BRITISH SOCIALITE WHEN QUESTIONING WHO WOULD SIGN A POTENTIAL BOND MAXWELL IS MARRIED BUT SHE DIDN'T NAME THEIR ASSETS OR GIVE HIS IDENTITY >> Reporter: HER ATTORNEY WAS SAYING SHE WAS WILLING TO PAY BAIL AND BE UNDER HOUSE ARREST BUT IN THE END THE JUDGE SAID SHE WAS NOT CONVINCED >> BAIL DENIED SHE WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR HER TRIAL BEHIND BARS THE EX- GIRLFRIEND AND LONG TIME PARTNER OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN AND ASKED THE COURT FOR A $5 MILLION BAIL AND A HOME ARREST THE 58-YEAR-OLD APPEARED VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE IN A BROWN PRISON UNIFORM >> SHE HAD MUCH LONGER HAIR

IT WAS DARKER, IT WAS BACK IN A PONYTAIL >> Reporter: THOUGH HER DEFENSE TEAM ARGUED THAT THE COVID PANDEMIC MADE PREPARING FOR TRIAL NOT REALISTIC THE JUDGE REJECTED THE PROPOSAL SAYING MAXWELL POSES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF FLIGHT IN COURT DOCUMENTS INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE HOLDS A SWISS BANK ACCOUNT WORTH MORE THAN $4 MILLION AND A BRITISH ACCOUNT WORTH MORE THAN 2 SHE TOOK DELIBERATE STEPS AVOIDING LAW ENFORCEMENT INCLUDING WRAPPING A PHONE IN TIN TINFOIL HER ATTORNEYS SAY THEY SHE HAS TAKEN EXTRA STEPS TO AVOID THE MEDIA SHE WAS 16 YEARS OLD WHEN SHE WAS SEXUALLY TRAFFICKED BY MAXWELL

SHE HAS TOLD THAT HE HAS TOR TORMENTED HER SURVIVORS >> I'M TRYING TO WRAP MY BRAIN AROUND HER BEHIND BARS THERE'S PART OF ME THAT JUSTICE HAS ALREADY FAILED US A FEW TIMES BEFORE IN THIS SITUATION, SO I'M KIND OF JUST WAITING FOR THE OTHER SHOE TO DROP >> Reporter: THE TRIAL ISN'T EXPECTED TO LAST LONG, ABOUT THREE WEEKS BUT >>> TRENDING THIS MORNING A CAN OF BEANS COULD OPEN UP A WHOLE CAN OF WORMS FOR IVANKA TRUMP CRITICS RAISED ETHICS CONCERNS AFTER THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER SEEMINGLY ENDORSED THE BEANS ON TWITTER THE COMPANY'S CEO PRAISED MR

TRUMP AT A WHITE HOUSE EVENT IN LAST NIGHT'S TWEET YOU CAN SEE HER HOLDING A CAN OF BLACK BEANS WITH THE TAG LINE IF IT'S GOYA IT HAS TO BE GOOD TWITTER IMMEDIATELY LIT UP WITH JOKES THE LINCOLN PROJECT RESPONDED WITH GOYA WAY IVANKA MAY HAVE VIOLATED AN ETHICS LAW THAT FORBIDS WHITE HOUSE EMPLOYEES FROM ENDORSING ANY PRODUCT OR ENTERPRISE >>> A POSSIBLE NEW VACCINE THAT IS SHOWING QUOTE, ROBUST RESULTS IN TESTING BUT FIRST FACEBOOK IS GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT MUSIC VIDEOS WE'RE JOINED NOW FROM LONDON WITH MORE GOOD MORNING, JULIANNA >> Reporter: ARTISTS WILL NOT HAVE TO MANUALLY UPLOAD THEIR VIDEOS OR PROVIDE LINKS

HOW IT'S GOING TO WORK, ARTISTS WILL NEED TO TOGGLE ON A NEW SETTING TO ADD MUSIC VIDEOS TO THEIR PAGE AHEAD OF THE DEADLINE AND FACEBOOK WILL AUTOMATICALLY CREATE A PAGE OF THEIR VIDEOS IF NO OTHER ACTION IS TAKEN FACEBOOK WILL BE A DIRECT CHALLENGE TO YOUTUBE SO CERTAINLY SOMETHING TO WATCH IN THE TECH SPACE AND WHEN IT COMES TO BROADER MARKETS THE US IS POISED FOR ANOTHER STRONG DAY OF TRADE TODAY THIS COMES AFTER YESTERDAY AFTER MARKETS CLOSED MODERNA RELEASED SOME FRESH PHASE ONE DATA PUBLISHED IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE SHOWING ALL PATIENTS WHO WERE GIVING VACCINE >>> SHAQUILLE O'NEIL PERFORMED AN ACT OF KINDNESS WHEN HE HELPED OUT A STRANDED DRIVER WHOSE TIRE JUST WENT OUT AN OFFICER ARRIVED ON THE SCENE WHERE SHAQ WAS HELPING ALREADY HE WITNESSED A CRASH, STOPPED TO CHECK ON THE WELFARE OF THE DRIVER HE STAYED WITH THE WOMAN AND HER FAMILY UNTIL DEPUTIES ARRIVED CAN YOU IMAGINE A FAMILY HAVING THE WORST DAY EVER I'M SURE IT WAS HOT AND MUGGY, THEY GET THIS CAR TROUBLES AND IT'S SHAQ

>> ONCE IN A LIFETIME I'M SURPRISED IT DIDN'T CAUSE ANY OTHER ACCIDENTS, IS THAT SHAQ LET'S GET BACK TO BILL KARINS WHERE IS THAT HEAT WAVE HEADED >> >> THERE WAS NO RUBBER NECKING EVERY TIME THERE'S A LITTLE ACCIDENT, THERE'S HUGE BACKUPS TO LOOK AND SEE WHAT'S GOING ON

SO THURSDAY WE'RE WATCHING THE EXTREME HEAT ACROSS THE SOUTH BY THE TIME WE GET INTO FRIDAY WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO WATCH THAT SPREADING INT >>> CHECK OUT THIS DASH CAM FOOTAGE OUT OF STERLING HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN OFFICER CAMERON REVIVED A THREE WEEK OLD BABY GIRL WHILE HER DISTRAUGHT FAMILY WATCHED HELPLESSLY THE CHILD HAD BEGAN CHOKING HE'S BEING CALLED A HERO FOR HIS QUICK AND CALM RESPONSE TO THAT FAMILY'S CRISIS AND ALL IS GOOD SO FRIGHTENING YOU'RE SO PARANOID WHEN BABIES DO THAT THAT YOUNG >> WELL TRAINED AND UNDER PRESSURE >>> THERE'S A NEW CONTENDER IN THE STREAMING WARS PEACOCK STREAMING SERVICE IS BEING LAUNCHED NATIONWIDE THE COMPANY IS PLAYING CATCHUP BUT HOPES ONE MAJOR ELEMENT WILL PLAY IN ITS FAVOR

>> Reporter: THIS IS PEACOCK THE NEWEST STREAMING SERVICE IS COUNTING BIG ON ONE WORD FREE THAT'S BECAUSE THE SERVICE FROM NBC NEWS'S PARENT COMPANY IS AD SUPPORTED >> PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CONDITIONED TO QUESTION, IS IT REALLY FREE BUT IT REALLY IS FREE >> IT OFFERS MORE THAN 13,000 HOURS OF BRAND NEW AS WELL AS VINTAGE TV SHOWS PLUS CLASSIC MOVIES, LIVE NEWS AND SPORTS >> I THINK CONSUMERS ARE STARTING TO QUESTION HOW MANY OF THESE DIFFERENT STREAMING SERVICES DO I NEED TO PAY FOR? >> Reporter: PEACOCK IS COUNTING ON THAT POSSIBLE PRESCRIPTION FATIGUE AS IT BATTLES RIVALS >> PEOPLE CAN JUMP IN, JUMP OUT, DECIDE IF THEY LIKE IT OR DECIDE IF THEY DON'T AND THEY DON'T HAVE TO OFFER UP A CREDIT CARD >> BUT THEY WILL OFFER UP TWO PAID TIERS >> WE'RE REALLY LOOKING AT THIS THROUGH THE LENS OF THE CONSUMER AND WE THINK THIS IS A REALLY GREAT VALUE >> THE SERVICE WILL BE AVAILABLE ON MOST MOBILE DEVICES AND GAMING SYSTEMS AS WELL AS MANY SMART TVS BUT NOT IN THE MIX AT LAUNCH ARE ROKU AND AM ZON FIRE WHICH COMBINED REACH 80 MILLION HOMES >> IT'S A HUGE GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT WOULD BE LOCKED OUT FROM WATCHING THIS SERVICE

>> Reporter: PEACOCK IS WORKING TO RESOLVE THAT ISSUE AS IT EYES 2021 AND THE ARRIVAL OF MORE CONTENT >> WE BELIEVE PEACOCK IS THE RIGHT PRODUCT AT THE RIGHT TIME >> Reporter: CONSUMERS GET TO DECIDE IF THAT FAITH IS WELL PLACED >> VERY ENTERTAINING >> Reporter: NBC NEWS >>> WELL, THE TRUTH IS WE'RE NOT GOING ANYWHERE ANY TIME SOON BECAUSE OF THIS PANDEMIC SO NOW IS THE TIME TO SEE CHECK IT OUT AND SEE IF YOU LIKE >>> CREEPING UP AS FLORIDA BREAKS THE RECORD FOR MOST DEATHS IN A DAY THE NATIONAL DEATH TOLL NOW TOPS 137,000

OKLAHOMA AND NEVADA ARE ALSO REPORTING RECORD NUMBERS OF NEW HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATHS NATIONALLY, MORE THAN 62,000 NEW INFECTIONS WERE REPORTED >> A COVID-19 VACCINE DEVELOPED BY MODERNA IS SHOWING PROMISING RESULTS RESEARCHERS SAY VOLUNTEERS WHO RECEIVED THE VACCINE ALL DEVELOPED NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODIES THE TRIAL INCLUDED 45 ADULTS, AND PHASE THREE STARTS LATER THIS MONTH >> THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS BACK PEDDLING ON RESTRICTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AFTER A WAVE OF LEGAL CHALLENGES FROM SOME OF THE NATION'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS THE DIRECTIVE WOULD HAVE REQUIRED FOREIGN STUDENTS AT U

S UNIVERSITIES TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY IF THEIR FALL COURSES ARE ONLINE BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC 17 STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA HAD, ALSO, SUED THE ADMINISTRATION OVER THE RULE >> AND A REMINDER TAX DAY IS TODAY THE DEADLINE WAS PUSHED BACK THREE MONTHS BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC, TODAY IS ALSO THE LAST DAY TO REQUEST AN EXTENSION AND AVOID PENALTY PAYMENTS >>> THERE IS ONE INDUSTRY THAT SEEMS TO BE BOOMING COLORADO SET A MONTHLY RECORD FOR POT SALES IN MAY, REACHING OVER $191 MILLION

THAT'S THE HIGHEST TOTAL SINCE MARIJUANA WAS LEGALIZED THERE BACK IN 2014 >> CLOSED SIGNS ARE BACK UP IN CALIFORNIA AFTER JUST RECENTLY REOPENING THE GOLDEN STATE WAS THE FIRST WITH SHELTER-IN-PLACE ORDERS OUR MIGUEL ALMAGUER IS THERE WITH THE LATEST >> WITH CALIFORNIA CRIPPLED BY COVID, THE FIRST STATE TO ORDER A SWEEPING SHUTDOWN, NOW BECOMING THE LARGEST TO IMPLEMENT A MASSIVE ROLLBACK THE GOVERNOR'S NEW CLOSURES REPUBLICAN AREN'T JUST LIMITED TO INDOOR DINING, CHURCHES, GYMS, AND NONCRITICAL OFFICES, WHERE MILLIONS MILLIONS EVERYDAY, MUST ALSO SHUTTER >> I JUST HOPE PEOPLE TAKE IT SERIOUSLY

I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S GOING TO TAKE FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND >> THE FIFTH LARGEST ECONOMY IN THE WORLD GRINDING TO A HALT, AGAIN THE VIRUS KILLING SMALL BUSINESSES >> WE CAN'T CLOSE IF WE CLOSE, WE'LL LOSE EVERYTHING WE HAVE

>> FACING ECONOMIC DISASTER, CALIFORNIA IS IN THE MIDDLE OF A HEALTH CRISIS THE STATE NOW AVERAGING 8,000 NEW CASES A DAY MORE THAN DOUBLE, JUST A MONTH AGO HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE UP 43 MILES AN HOUR 43% IN TWO WEEKS AS THE DEATH TOLL CLIMBS TO MORE THAN 7,000 MORE THAN ONE THIRD OF ALL CASES ARE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY

>> WE HAVE NEVER HAD AS MANY PEOPLE INFECTED OR INFECTIOUS WE HAVE NEVER HAD AS MANY RECORDED POSITIVE CASES EACH DAY AND WE HAVE NEVER HAD AS MANY PEOPLE IN THE HOSPITAL >> WHILE LA'S MAYOR COULD ORDER ADDITIONAL CLOSURES, THE STATE HOPING TO DRIVE HOME ITS REQUIREMENT FOR FACE MASKS RELEASING THIS NEW PSA BUT NOT EVERYONE IS LISTENING EVEN IN HARD-HIT STATES, SOME ARE REFUSING TO ENFORCE OR REQUIRE MEASURES LIKE FACE MASKS

THE MIXED MESSAGES SAY DOCTORS FUELING THE NATIONAL RISE IN CASES CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA, AND TEXAS, ALONE, APPROACHING 1 MILLION INFECTIONS SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC >> I DO THINK THE FALL AND WINTER OF 2020 AND 2021 ARE PROBABLY GOING TO BE ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TIMES THAT WE'VE EXPERIENCED IN AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH >> BUT THERE ARE SIGNS OF PROGRESS BIOTECH COMPANY MODERNA WILL SOON BEGIN TESTING THEIR TRIAL VACCINE ON 30,000 PATIENTS BUT HELP MAY NOT COME SOON ENOUGH FOR MIOSES, WHOSE FAMILY IS HOLDING VIGIL ON ASIDEWALK OUTSIDE HIS ROOM WHERE HE'S BEEN ON A VENTILATOR FOR TEN DAYS >> WHEN WE DO THE ROESHSARY, HE CRIES

WHEN WE TALK TO HIM, HE CRIES SO WE KNOW HE HEARS US >> THE COST OF COVID, IMPACTING LIVES AND LIVELIHOODS IN DEVASTATING WAYS MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES >> FLORIDA GOVERNOR RON DeSANTIS IS FACING SCRUTINY OVER FLORIDA'S CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE HE WAS CONFRONTED RECENTLY AT NEWS CONFERENCE BY A RESIDENT >> SHAME ON YOU

YOU ARE AN EMBARRASSMENT >> A MAJOR INTERRUPTION IN THE MIDDLE OF THE GOVERNOR'S NEWS CONFERENCE MONDAY AT JACKSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL >> WE'RE GETTING RECORD-BREAKING CASES EVERY DAY, AND YOU ARE DOING NOTHING >> MORE SPECIFICALLY, A DAY AFTER FLORIDA BROKE THE RECORD FOR THE MOST CASES REPORTED IN A SINGLE DAY IN THE US

THE GOVERNOR, WHO WAS ANNOUNCING THAT HE IS SENDING MORE MEDICAL PERSONNEL TO THE HOTSPOTS TO HELP, AND HE IS TRYING TO HELP SPEED UP TEST RESULTS FOR SYMPTOMATIC PEOPLE >> PERSONNEL IS PROBABLY THE NUMBER ONE THING THAT I HAVE HEARD, FROM OUR HOSPITALS AND OUR MEDICAL STUDENT AND SO WE'RE DOIELIVERING >> ONLY PAUSED BRIEFLY BUT SEEMED TO IGNORE THE COMMENTS WHILE THE MAN WHO WE NOW KNOW IS THOMAS KENNEDY, WAS ESCORTED OUT OF THE ROOM >> I HEARD ABOUT THIS PRESS CONFERENCE WAS HAPPENING AND I'M OUTRAGED ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING IN FLORIDA RIGHT NOW

>> KENNEDY, A NORTH MIAMI BEACH RESIDENT AND COORDINATOR FOR THE YOUTH IMMIGRATION ORGANIZATION, UNITED WE DREAM, DID A VIRTUAL INTERVIEW WITH US TELLING US HE FELT LIKE THE DECISION-MAKING HAS BEEN POLITICALLY MOTIVATED >> I FEEL LIKE THEY CLOSED EVERYTHING TOO LATE AND THEY REOPENED TOO EARLY AND AS — AS A RESULT, PEOPLE ARE DYING, FRANKLY AND, YOU KNOW, BUSINESSES ARE STRUGGLING

>> HE'S NO HEALTH EXPERT BUT FEELS THAT WE SHOULD BE LISTENING TO THEM, MORE CLOSELY >> WE COULD HAVE BEEN THROUGH THIS ALREADY LIKE, IN OTHER STATES OR, FOR EXAMPLE, NEW ZEALAND LIKE, THIS DID NOT HAVE TO BE THIS WAY AND I JUST FELT LIKE I NEEDED TO FGO SPEAK MY MIND >> OUR THANKS TO MELISSA FROM WTVJ FOR THAT REPORT >>> FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS' BID TO RECLAIM HAS COME TO AN END BEATING SESSIONS BY A 22-POINT MARGIN SESSIONS WAS THE FIRST SENATOR TO ENDORSE DONALD TRUMP IN 2016 BUT HE FAMOUSLY FELL OUT OF GOOD GRACES, BY REFUSING TO INTERVENE IN THE RUSSIA PROBE THIS TIME AROUND, PRESIDENT TRUMP BACKED TUBERVILLE WHO WILL NOW TAKE ON DEMOCRATIC SENATOR DOUG JONES IN NOVEMBER >>> IN TEXAS, PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FORMER WHITE HOUSE PHYSICIAN, RONNY JACKSON, WON HIS REPUBLICAN ONE-OFF ELECTION IN THE 13th DISTRICT

JACKSON WILL FACE OFF AGAINST GUS TRAJILLO THIS FALL THE FORMER PHYSICIAN WHO ONCE JOKED MR TRUMP MIGHT LIVE TO 200 YEARS OLD, IF HE HAD A HEALTHIER DIET AND DID APPEARS LATE REGISTRATION IS TO BLAME FOR THE END OF KANYE WEST'S 2020 RUN A MEMBER OF THE CAMPAIGN TEAM TOLD NEW YORK MAGAZINE THAT HE IS OUT OF THE RACE AFTER FAILING TO GET ON THE BALLOT IN FLOR FLR A FLORIDA AND OTHER STATES >> THE TRIP COMES A DAY AFTER THE PRESIDENT STOKED NEW CONTROVERSIES OVER CONFEDERATE FLAGS, AS WELL AS THE ISSUE OF POLICE KILLINGS OF BLACK AMERICANS NBC'S GEOFF BENNETT HAS MORE >> IN A NEW INTERVIEW WITH CBS NEWS, PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD BY POLICE TERRIBLE

BUT HIT BACK WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE UNDERLYING ISSUE OF DEADLY USE OF FORCE BY POLICE >> WHY ARE AFRICAN-AMERICANS STILL DYING AT THE HANDS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THIS COUNTRY? AND SO ARE WHITE PEOPLE SO ARE WHITE PEOPLE WHAT A TERRIBLE QUESTION TO ASK SO ARE WHITE PEOPLE

MORE WHITE PEOPLE, BY THE WAY MORE WHITE PEOPLE >> THE PRESIDENT, ALSO, DEFENDING THE DISPLAY OF THE CONFEDERATE FLAG >> YOU UNDERSTAND WHY THE FLAG IS A PAINFUL SYMBOL FOR MANY PEOPLE, BECAUSE IT'S A REMINDER OF SLAVERY >> WELL, PEOPLE LOVE IT

AND I KNOW PEOPLE THAT LIKE THE CONFEDERATE FLAG, AND THEY'RE NOT THINKING ABOUT SLAVERY I JUST THINK IT'S FREEDOM OF SPEECH WHETHER IT'S CONFEDERATE FLAGS OR BLACK LIVES MATTER OR ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT, IT'S FREEDOM OF SPEECH >> THOSE COMMENTS COMING AS THE PRESIDENT FACES FRESH FALLOUT OVER HIS CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE IN THE FORM OF AN EXTRAORDINARY REBUKE FROM FOUR FORMER HEADS OF THE CDC WHO ARGUE IN AN OP-ED PUBLISHED IN T"THE WASHINGTON POST" THAT THE PRESIDENT AND WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS ARE ATTEMPTING TO UNDERMINE THE AGENCY'S GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOLS HOPING TO REOPEN IN THE FALL FROM DOCTORS TOM FRIEDEN, DAVID COPELAND, AND RICHARD BESSER >> FOR GUIDELINES TO BE ISSUED BY CDC AND THEN UNDERMINED BY THE WHITE HOUSE, CONFUSES EVERYWHERE THE CDC GUIDELINES ARE BASED IN SCIENCE IF WE CAN'T RELY ON THAT, WHERE ARE WE GOING TO TURN >> A WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL TELLS US, IN RESPONSE, THAT IT'S BEEN WORKING WITH THE CDC, IN PARTNERSHIP, SINCE THE VERY BEGINNING OF THIS PANDEMIC AND THEY SAY THEY ENCOURAGE ALL AMERICANS TO FOLLOW CDC GUIDELINES PHILLIP

>> ALL RIGHT, GEOFF, THANK YOU >> SHAQUILLE O'NEAL MAKING NEWS NOW, PERFORMING AN ACT OF KINDNESS WHEN HE STOPPED ON A FLORIDA HIGHWAY TO HELP OUT A STRANDED DRIVER WHOSE TIRE BLEW OUT THE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE RELEASED DASH CAM VIDEO WITH OFFICER ARRIVING ON THE SCENE WHERE SHAQ WAS HELPING OFFICIALS SAY THE NBA LEGEND WAS DRIVING BY WHEN HE WITNESSED A CRASH, AND STOPPED TO CHECK ON THE WELFARE OF THE DRIVER HE STAYED WITH THE WOMAN AND HER FAMILY UNTIL DEPUTIES ARRIVED

AFTER EVERYTHING SHAQ HAS GOING ON IN HIS WORLD YEAH, YOU KNOW WHAT, HE'S GOING TO STOP, HELP, AND STAY UNTIL THEY GET THE HELP THEY NEEDED >> FINALLY, LIVING UP TO THAT NICKNAME THAT IS COOL, THOUGH WHAT A STORY, RIGHT? SHAQ SHOWS UP AT A CAR WRECK LET'S CHECK IN NOW WITH NBC METEOROLOGIST BILL KARINS AND SEE HOW OUR WEDNESDAY IS SHAPING UP HEY, BILL, GOOD MORNING >> MORNING I WONDER IF THEY NEEDED THE JACK YOU KNOW, SHAQ JUST REACH DOWN, LIFT THE CAR UP, AND THROW THE TIRE BACK ON GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE ARE TRACKS THUNDERSTORMS ONCE AGAIN THIS MORNING WAKING A LOT OF PEOPLE UP HERE IN AREAS RIGHT ALONG THE IOWA BORDER WITH KANSAS AND ALSO LOOK A AT THOSE STORMS IN GARDEN CITY AND WICHITA AND THOSE ARE GOING TO RACE TOWARD KAENZ NSAS CITY THIS MORG THIS AREA IN ORANGE IS ENHANCED RISK MORE STORMS ESPECIALLY OVER THE ST

LOUIS AREA COULD SEEN SEE A FEW STORMS NEAR CHICAGO AS WE GO THROUGHOUT THE FORECAST, ANOTHER HOT DAY WE EXPECT ANOTHER 90-DEGREE DAY IN WASHINGTON, DC AND HUNDREDS IN TEXAS THAT'S THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY

NOW, HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD >> WELL, WE ARE CONTUING TO WATCH THOSE THUNDERSTORMS THIS MORNING AND THEY'LL ROLL ALL THE WAY THROUGH IOWA, EVENTUALLY HEADING DOWN TOWARD ST LOUIS TODAY, SAN ANTONIO, 100 DEGREES HOUSTON, 98

HOT CONDITIONS AREN'T GOING ANYWHERE AND THEY'LL BE SPREADING THIS WEEKEND, TOO TALK ABOUT THAT COMING UP >> OH, BOY ANOTHER WEEKEND >>> LEADING THE NEWS SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG HAS BEEN HOSPITALIZED FOR TREATMENT OF A POSSIBLE INFECTION THE 87-YEAR-OLD JUSTICE UNDERWENT A PROCEDURE TO SHE WILL STAY IN THE HOSPITAL A FEW DAYS TO RECEIVEANTIBIOTIC TREATMENT >> BEATING CANCER AS WELL

SHE HAD GALL BLADDER SURGERY, JUST RECENTLY AND THAT FALL WHERE SHE FRACTURED THOSE RIBS >> TOUGH LADY, THOUGH >> A FEDERAL JUDGE IN NEW YORK HAS REJECTED A PROPOSED — ON BEHALF OF SOME OF THE ALLEGED VICTIMS OF FORMER HOLLYWOOD MOGUL HARVEY WEINSTEIN OTHER ACCUSERS REJECTED THE DEAL >> OVER VIDEO CONFERENCE, GHISLAINE MAXWELL WHO IS ACCUSED OF HELPING EPSTEIN VICTIMS, PLEADED NOT GUILTY WHEN QUESTIONING WHO CO-SIGNED A POTENTIAL BOND, PROSECUTORS REVEALED THAT MAXWELL IS MARRIED BUT SHE DIDN'T MENTION HER SPOUSE'S ASSETS OR GIVE THEIR IDENTITY NBC'S STEPHANIE GOSK IS FOLLOWING THIS CASE FOR US STEPHANIE, GD MORNING

>> FILLPHILLIP, GHISLAINE MAXWEL KES ATTORNEY SAID SHE WAS WILLING TO PAY BAIL BUT IN THE END, THE JUDGE WAS NOT CONVINCED SHE SAID SHE WAS A FLIGHT RISK >> BAIL DENIED GHISLAINE MAXWELL WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR HER TRIAL BEHIND BARS THE EX-GIRLFRIEND AND LONGTIME PARTNER OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN PLEADED NOT GUILTY, AND ASKED THE COURT FOR A $5 MILLION BAIL AND HOME ARREST, IN A LUXURY MANHATTAN HOTEL THE ILLUSIVE 58-YEAR-OLD APPEARED VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE IN A BROWN PRISON UNIFORM

>> MAXWELL LOOKED COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THAN THE PICTURES WE ARE USED TO SEEING >> THOUGH, HER DEFENSE TEAM ARGUED THAT THE COVID PANDEMIC MADE PREPARING FOR TRIAL BEHIND BARS NOT REALISTIC, THE JUDGE REJECTED THE PROPOSAL SAYING MAXWELL POSES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF FLIGHT ACCORDING TO PROSECUTORS, MAXWELL WAS LESS THAN CANDID ABOUT HER WEALTH IN COURT DOCUMENTS, INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE HOLDS A SWISS BANK ACCOUNT WORTH MORE THAN $4 MILLION AND A BRITISH ACCOUNT WORTH MORE THAN 2 PROSECUTORS SAY SHE TOOK DELIBERATE STEPS TO AVOID LAW ENFORCEMENT, INCLUDING WRAPPING HER CELL PHONE IN TINFOIL WHAT THEY CALLED A SEEMINGLY MISGUIDED EFFORT TO EVADE DETECTION

HER ATTORNEYS HAVE ARGUED THAT SHE TOOK EXTRA STEPS TO AVOID THE MEDIA, NOT THE POLICE ONE ACCUSER TOLD THE JUDGE MAXWELL ENJOYED DRAWING HER VICTIMS IN WITH PERCEIVED CARING 16 YEARS OLD WHEN SHE WAS SEXUALLY TRAFFICKED BY MAXWELL SHE TOLD THE COURT BY PHONE THAT MAXWELL HAS LIED UNDER OATH AND TORMENTS HER SURVIVORS >> I AM STILL TRYING TO WRAP MY BRAIN AROUND HER BEHIND BARS THERE'S PART OF ME THAT, YOU KNOW, JUSTICE HAS ALREADY FAILED US A FEW TIMES BEFORE, IN THIS SITUATION SO I'M KIND OF JUST WAITING FOR THE OTHER SHOE TO DROP >> THE TRIAL ISN'T EXPECTED TO LAST LONG ABOUT THREE WEEKS

BUT GHISLAINE MAXWELL WILL HAVE TO WAIT A WHIL A CLOSE ENCOUNTER BETWEEN AN ALLIGATOR AND A KAYAKER WA CAUGHT ON CAMERA TAKE A LOOK AT THE BOTTOM, LEFT CORNER OF THE SCREEN THERE PETER JOYCE IS PADDLING IN THE WA W WAKUMA RIVER WHEN AN ALLIGATOR CHARGED HIM, CAUSING THE KAYAK TO TIP OVER ABLE TO GRAB ON TO SOME TREE BRANCHES AND PADDLED AWAY, >> BUT STILL SEEMS LIKE HE IS HANGING ON TO HIS PHONE THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE THING >> SIMONE BILES, FOUR-TIME OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST STUNNED FANS WHEN SHE MANEUVERED A FLIP OUT OF A FLIP LOOK AT THAT THAT'S AMAZING SOMETHING SHE HASN'T DONE SINCE SHE WAS ABOUT 13 YEARS OLD SHE TEMPLED DOWN A RUNWAY BEFORE VAULTING OFF THE GROUND THE 22-YEAR-OLD FACED A SETBACK IN TRAINING

THAT'S >>> WELCOME BACK WE'VE GOTTEN RID OF A LOT OF THE HEAT WARNINGS WE STILL HAVE 10t MILLION PEOPL UNDER HEAT ADVISORIES AND THE HEAT DOME IS GOING TO SLIDE SLOWLY TOWARD TH >>> WE'RE BACK NOW WITH OUR SERIES LOOKING AT INEQUALITY IN AMERICA AS CALIFORNIA SHUTS DOWN AGAIN, LOS ANGELES COUNTY, ALONE, HAS MORE COVID CASES THAN 44 ENTIRE STATES AND GETTING HIT THE HARDEST THERE IS THE LATINO COMMUNITY HERE IS NBC'S GADI SCHWARTZ

>> UNDER THE HOT SUMMER SUN IN LOS ANGELES, THERESA LOPEZ IS SELLING MASKS ON A STREET CORNER SHE SAID THAT EVERYWHERE THAT SHE WAS CLEANING HOUSES, THEY ALL TOLD HER THAT SHE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO COME BACK, UNTIL THE PANDEMIC WAS OVER >> EVERY DAY, HER KIDS BEG HER NOT TO GO OUT AFRAID SHE'LL GET SICK BUT SHE NEEDS THE MONEY TO FEED HER FAMILY SHE SAYS THAT SHE GETS MAD WHEN SHE SEES SOMEBODY WITHOUT A MASK BUT SHE DOESN'T WANT TO SAY ANYTHING BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE VERY VIOLENT THESE DAYS >> HER CONCERNS ABOUT CATCHING THE VIRUS ARE WARRANTED IN LOS ANGELES, LATINOS ARE MORE THAN TWICE AS LIKELY TO GET COVID-19 THAN WHITE RESIDENTS

AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY, WHERE LATINOS MAKE UP 19% OF THE POPULATION, THEY ACCOUNT FOR A THIRD OF ALL CASES FRUSTRATING FOR THIS DOCTOR HE SAYS THE GOVERNMENT ISN'T SENDING ENOUGH RESOURCES TO MINORITY COMMUNITIES, MANY OF WHOM DON'T HAVE THE OPTION OF STAYING HOME, EVEN WHEN CASES ARE SPIKING >> THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT ARE ON THE FRONTLINE WHEN IT COMES TO BEING AT GROCERY STORES, MAKING SURE EVERYTHING'S CLEAN >> THEY ARE THE SAME PEOPLE DELIVERING OUR FOOD, WHEN WE'RE SHELTERING AT HOME THEY ARE THE SAME PEOPLE THAT WLE WITH GO TO THE GROCERY STORE, THEY'RE HELPING US >> KRISTEN'S FATHER, MARK, A FIRST-GENERATION MEXICAN-AMERICAN LIVED IN TULSAN, ARIZONA

HE CONTRACTED THE VIRUS AFTER STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS WERE LIFTED >> THIS SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED TO MY FATHER HE SHOULD NOT HAVE DIED, ALONE, IN A HOSPITAL WITH A NURSE HOLDING HIS HAND >> NOW, SHE IS CALLING ON ELECTED OFFICIALS TO DO MORE >> DO MORE TO PROTECT PEOPLE OF COLOR COMMUNITIES, THAT ARE ON THE FRONT LINES HOLDING OUR ECONOMY TOGETHER >> WHILE THOSE SELLING MASKS TO PROTECT US, LIKE THERESA, SAY NOW IS THE TIME TO BE MORE VIGILANT, THAN EVER

SHE SAYS THAT THIS ISN'T A GAME SHE SAYS THAT THIS IS A VIRUS AND THIS VIRUS WILL KILL YOU GADI SCHWARTZ, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES >> A WOMAN SAYS SHE WAS RECORDING HER HUSBAND OUTSIDE THEIR HOME IN TURKEY WHEN, QUOTE, ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE HE ESCAPED WITH A WALL OF WATER JUST MOMENTS TO SPARE HERE AS A FLASH FLOOD CARRYING TREES, ROCKS, AND DEBRIS JUST CAME BARRELING TOWARD HIM THE MAN MANAGED TO TAKE COVER BEHIND THAT WALL AUTHORITIES SAY, TWO PEOPLE, THOUGH, WERE KILLED IN THOSE FLOODS HOW TERRIFYING AND HOW HELPLESS FOR THE WOMAN TO BE SITTING THERE, WATCHING HER HUSBAND COME SO CLOSE TO THIS >>> BREAKING CORONAVIRUS NEWS OVERNIGHT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS ORDERING HOSPITALS TO BYPASS THE CDC WHEN REPORTING CORONAVIRUS DAY

WHICH RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT TRANSPARENCY THIS, AS STATES AROUND THE NATION SPIKE TO NEW RECORD NUMBERS >> BLOCKBUSTER TEE TAILS FROM THE GLAIN MAXWELL COURT HEARING A SHOCKING DETAIL SHE IS MARRIED BUT HER SPOUSE REMAINS SECRET >> DOZENS OF PEOPLE PROTESTING THE DEATH OF BREONNA TAYLOR WERE ARRESTED OUTSIDE THE HOME OF KENTUCKY'S ATTORNEY GENERAL AS THEY CONTINUE TO SEEK JUSTICE

>> FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS LOSES A CLOSE RACE TO RECLAIM HIS SENATE SEAT AND HE CAN NOW JOIN KANYE WEST ON THE SIDELINES WE WILL A EXPLAIN >> PLUS, A POLICE OFFICER RUSHES TO THE RESCUE AS HE REVIVES A CHOKING BABY AND IT WAS ALL CAUGHT ON CAMERA "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNING I'M PHILLIP MENA

>> GLAD YOU ARE WITH US I'M FRANCES RIVERA THE PANDEMIC TIGHTENS ITS GRIP ON THE COUNTRY AVERAGING 724 DEATHS A DAY THAT'S UP FROM BELOW 500, AT THE BEGINNING OF JULY THE NATIONAL DEATH TOLL NOW SURPASSES 137,000, AS THE NUMBER OF INFECTED AMERICANS CLOSES IN ON 35 MILLION >> THE ADMINISTRATION IS ASKING GOVERNORS TO CONSIDER SENDING THE NATIONAL GUARD TO HELP COLLECT HOSPITAL DATA

THAT'S ACCORDING TO "THE WASHINGTON POST" THE NEW PROTOCOL WOULD BYPASS THE CDC PUBLIC-HEALTH EXPERTS ARGUE IT COULD HARM THE QUALITY OF THE DATA >> IN THE WAKE OF THE LATEST SURGE, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MAY NOT HAVE THE CAPACITY TO SUPPLY MEDICAL WORKERS WITH PROTECTIVE GEAR FEDERAL AGENCIES HAVE JUST 900,000 GLOVES IN RESERVE THIS, AFTER RECEIVING NEARLY 83 MILLION WHEN THE CRISIS BEGAN

>> A COVID-19 VACCINE IS SHOWING PROMISING RESULTS RESEARCHERS SAY VOLUNTEERS WHO RECEIVED THE VAC SCINE, ALL DEVELOPED NEW TRALIZING ANTIBODIES THE TRIAL INCLUDED 45 ADULTS AND PHASE THREE STARTS LATER THIS MONTH >> FLORIDA IS EMERGING AS THE NEW EPICENTER IN THE UNITED STATES THE NUMBER OF CASES CONTINUES TO SOAR, AND THE STATE JUST RECORDED ITS DEADLIEST DAY, SO FAR NBC'S SAM BROCK JOINS US NOW FROM MIAMI BEACH GOOD MORNING, SAM >> FRANCES, GOOD MORNING THE STATE OF FLORIDA HAS RECORDED MORE NEW CASES

WHY IS THE SITUATION IN FLORIDA EXPLODING? >> FLORIDA SET A RECORD FOR CORONAVIRUS FATALITIES 132 MARKS THE HIGHEST NUMBER IN A SINGLE DAY FUELING QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THIS STATE >> WE'RE EXPLODING BECAUSE WE DIDN'T HAVE A UNIFIED APPROACH AND WE DIDN'T MANAGE TO CONVINCE OUR POPULATION OF THE SERIOUS RISK >> EXPERTS ALSO POINT TO A TOXIC COMBINATION OF CROWDED BEACHES, PACKED PROTESTS, BUSTLING BARS, AND PEOPLE NOT WEARING MASKS >> THE AMOUNT OF PEOPLE WHO DON'T THINK THEY NEED TO DO SOMETHING IS ENORMOUS >> HERE, IN MIAMI-DADE, WHERE THE POSITIVITY RATE IS AROUND 25%, OFFICIALS SAY MULTIGENERATIONAL FAMILIES, LIVING UNDER ONE ROOF, ARE SEEING HOUSEHOLD INFECTIONS SPREAD OUT OF CONTROL >> YOUNGER PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CONTAMINATING THE OLDER PEOPLE

>> FLORIDA HAS BEEN RIPPING RIGHT THROUGH ITS RECORD FOR DAILY COVID CASES IT HAS ALSO BEEN TESTING MORE THAN ANY POINT IN THIS PAN DDEM I'M IN MIAMI BEACH WHERE THERE'S NOT ENOUGH TIME IN THE DAY TO TEST ALL THESE PEOPLE >> GOVERNOR RON DeSANTIS HAS ALSO POINTED THE FINGER TO STATE'S AGRICULTURAL WORKERS SAYING THIS LAST MONTH >> SOME OF THESE GUYS

THEY GO TO WORK IN A SCHOOL BUS AND THEY'RE ALL JUST LIKE PACKED THERE LIKE SARDINES >> ANTONIO TOVAR REPRESENTS FLORIDA'S FARM WORKERS ASSOCIATION >> IS THERE ANY EVIDENCE THAT IT'S THE AGRICULTURAL FIELD THAT'S DRIVING THE SURGE IN FLORIDA? >> NOT AT ALL THE WORKERS ARE NOT DRIVING THE SURGE OF THE — OF THE PANDEMIC

>> THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE TELLING NBC NEWS THE OVERALL AGRICULTURAL PICKING SEASON IS OVER BUT MIGRANTS GROUPS SAY THEY'RE STILL ACTIVE FLORIDA TRYING TO GET A GRIP ON THE CRISIS >> OUR ONLY OPTION, UNFORTUNATELY, AT THIS TIME, SINCE WE HAVEN'T SEEN A TURNAROUND THE LAST FEW DAYS, DESPITE THESE MEASURES, IS TO ENTER ANOTHER LOCKDOWN >> ONE OPTION THE STATE'S LEADER, SO FAR, HAS LEFT OFF THE TABLE >> ONE OF THE ISSUES THAT GOVERNOR RON DeSANTIS SAID HE DID WANT TO TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION ON IS THIS INCREDIBLE LAG IN TESTING SUPPOSED TO TAKE ABOUT 48 HOURS TO GET YOUR TEST RESULTS BACK IN MANY CASES, IT'S BEEN A WEEK OR MORE FOR POTENTIAL PATIENTS HE IS PLANNING ON CREATING SYMPTOMATIC LANES AT THESE TESTING SITES

FRANCES, BACK TO YOU >> SAM, THANK YOU >> SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG HAS BEEN HOSPITALIZED FOR TREATMENT OF A POSSIBLE INFECTION THE 87-YEAR-OLD JUSTICE UNDERWENT A PROCEDURE TO CLEAN OUT A BILE DUCT STENT THAT WAS PLACED LAST AUGUST COURT SAYS SHE WILL STAY IN THE HOSPITAL FOR A FEW DAYS TO RECEIVE IV-ANTIBIOTIC TREATMENT >> WITH THE GAG ORDER LIFTED, MARY TRUMP IS SPEAKING OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME ABOUT HER UNCLE, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, IN AN INTERVIEW WITH ABC NEWS >> WHAT'S THE SINGLE-MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU THINK THE COUNTRY NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR UNCLE? >> HE'S UTTERLY INCAPABLE OF LEADING THIS COUNTRY AND IT'S DANGEROUS TO ALLOW HIM TO DO SO >> BASED ON WHAT I SEE NOW OR WHAT YOU SAW THEN >> BASED ON WHAT I'VE SEEN MY ENTIRE ADULT LIFE

>> SHE, ALSO, HAD ONE WORD OF ADVICE FOR HER UNCLE RESIGN MARY TRUMP'S EXCLUSIVE TELL ALL ABOUT HER FAMILY CALLED "TOO MUCH AND NEVER ENOUGH" HIT SHELVES YESTERDAY >> NEW DETAILS ARE TRICKLING OUT ABOUT JEFFREY EPSTEIN'S LONGTIME CONFIDANTE, GHISLAINE MAXWELL INCLUDING THAT SHE IS MARRIED IT'S LONG BEEN BELIEVED THAT SHE — THAT THE BRITISH SOCIALITE WAS SINGLE BUT PROSECUTORS SAY SHE HAS A SPOUSE MAXWELL WAS ACCUSED OF NOT ADENTFYING THIS PERSON OR THEIR ASSETS, AS PROSECUTORS MADE THE CASE AGAINST FWRAGRANTING HER B STEPHANIE GOSK IS FOLLOWING THIS CASE FOR US

>> GHISLAINE MAXWELL'S ATTORNEY SAID SHE WAS WILLING TO PAY A $5 MILLION BAIL AND BE HELD UNDER HOUSE ARREST IN A MANHATTAN HOTEL BUT IN THE END, THE JUDGE WAS NOT CONVINCED SHE SAID SHE WAS A FLIGHT RISK BAIL DENIED GHISLAINE MAXWELL WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR HER TRIAL, BEHIND BARS THE EX-GIRLFRIEND AND LONGTIME PARTNER OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN PLEADED NOT GUILTY, AND ASKED THE COURT FOR A $5 MILLION BAIL AND HOME ARREST, IN A LUXURY MANHATTAN HOTEL

THE ILLUSIVE 58-YEAR-OLD APPEARED VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE IN A BROWN PRISON UNIFORM >> MAGXWELL LOOKED COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THAN WE'RE USED TO SEEING HER SHE HAD MUCH LONGER HAIR IT WAS DARKER IT WAS BACK IN A PONYTAIL >> THE DEFENSE TEAM ARGUED THE COVID PANDEMIC MADE PREPARING FOR TRIAL BEHIND BARS NOT REALISTIC, THE JUDGE REJECTED THE PROPOSAL SAYING MAXWELL POSES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF FLIGHT SHE WAS LESS THAN CANDID ABOUT HER WEALTH IN COURT DOCUMENTS, INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE HOLDS A SWISS BANK ACCOUNT WORTH MORE THAN $4 MILLION AND A BRITISH ACCOUNT WORTH MORE THAN 2 PROSECUTORS SAY SHE TOOK DELIBERATE STEPS TO AVOID LAW ENFORCEMENT, INCLUDING WRAPPING HER CELL PHONE IN TINFOIL

WHAT THEY CALLED A SEEMINGLY MISGUIDED EFFORT TO EVADE DETECTION HER ATTORNEYS HAVE ARGUED THAT SHE TOOK EXTRA STEPS TO AVOID THE MEDIA, NOT THE POLICE ONE ACCUSER TOLD THE JUDGE MAXWELL ENJOYED DRAWING VICTIMS IN WITH PERCEIVED CARING ANNIE WAS 16 YEARS OLD WHEN SHE WAS SEXUALLY TRAFFICKED BY MAXWELL SHE TOLD THE COURT, BY PHONE, THAT MAXWELL HAS LIED UNDER OATH AND TORMENTS HER SURVIVORS MET BY HOPE AND DISBELIEF BY OTHER EPSTEIN ACCUSERS >> I AM STILL TRYING TO WRAP MY BRAIN AROUND HER BEHIND BARS THERE'S PART OF ME THAT, YOU KNOW, JUSTICE HAS ALREADY FAILED US A FEW TIMES BEFORE, IN THIS SITUATION

SO I'M KIND OF JUST WAITING FOR THE OTHER SHOE TO DROP >> THE TRIAL ISN'T EXPECTED TO LAST LONG ABOUT THREE WEEKS BUT GHISLAINE MAXWELL WILL HAVE TO WAIT A WHILE IN HER JAIL CELL THE TRIAL, SET TO BEGIN IN JULY, OF NEXT YEAR PHILLIP >> STEPHANIE, THANK YOU

>>> FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL JEFF SESSIONS BID TO CLAIM A SENATE SEAT HAS COME TO AN END THIS MORNING POLITICAL NEWCOMER TOMMY TUBERVILLE SESSIONS WAS THE FIRST SENATOR TO ENDORSE DONALD TRUMP IN 2016 BUT FAMOUSLY FELL OUT OF GOOD GRACES BY REFUSING TO INTERVENE IN THE RUSSIA TROEB SO THIS TIME AROUND, PRESIDENT TRUMP BACKED TUBERVILLE, WHO WILL NOW TAKE ON DEMOCRATIC SENATOR DOUG JONES IN NOVEMBER >>> IN TEXAS, PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FORMER WHITE HOUSE PHYSICIAN, RONNY JACKSON, WON HIS REPUBLICAN ONE-OFF ELECTION IN THE STATE'S 13th DISTINCT JACKSON WILL FACE OFF AGAINST DEMOCRAT GUS TRUJILLO THIS FALL AND LAST NIGHT, TWEETED CONGRATULATIONS TO HIS FORMER PHYSICIAN

>> AND IT APPEARS THAT LATE REGISTRATION IS TO BLAME FOR THE END OF KANYE WEST'S 2020 RUN A MEMBER OF THE RAPPER'S CAMPAIGN TEAM TOLD NEW YORK MAGAZINE THAT HE IS OUT OF THE RACE, AFTER FAILING TO GET ON THE BALLOT IN FLORIDA AND SEVERAL OTHER STATES >> THAT WAS QUICK ALL RIGHT NBC METEOROLOGIST, BILL KARINS, JOINING US NOW TO SEE HOW OUR WEDNESDAY IS SHAPING UP HEY, BILL

GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING SEVERE STORMS WILL BE THE STORY THIS AFTERNOON BUT THIS AFTERNOON, ALL EYES WILL BE ON THE ST LOUIS AREA THAT'S WHERE YOU COULD SEE SOME SEVERE STORMS

MAYBE EVEN WIDESPREAD SEVERE STORMS YOU'RE IN ENHANCED RISK OF SEVERE WEATHER 8 MILLION PEOPLE IN TOTAL A GOOD CHUNK OF MISSOURI, ILLINOIS, AND A LITTLE PORTION THERE OF COLORADO, NEW MEXICO, OKLAHOMA, AND NORTH TEXAS AND THEN, ON THURSDAY, THOSE STORMS AND THAT COLD FRONT WILL TRY TO MOVE THROUGH CLEVELAND, BUFFALO, PITTSBURGH, AND AREAS NORTHEAST OF OHIO THE TORNADO THREAT'S VERY LOW OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS SO THE FORECAST HIGHS, STILL, VERY HOT TODAY FROM PHOENIX LOOK AT DALLAS AT 100 SAN ANTONIO, 102 WE SHOULD HIT ANOTHER 90-DEGREE DAY IN OUR NATION'S CAPITAL

THAT'S THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY NOW, HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR LOCAL FORECAST >> WELL, THAT THUNDERSTORM THREAT WILL ALSO BRING SOME COOLER TEMPERATURES WITH IT HIGHS TODAY ONLY IN THE UPPER 70s TO LOW 80s FROM WISCONSIN THROUGH IOWA AND THAT MUST SOUND REALLY NICE EVERYONE'S IN THE SOUTHEAST AND THE DEEP SOUTH, WHERE IT'S STILL EXCEPTIONALLY HOT

WE'LL TALK MORE ABOUT THE HEAT WAVE AND IT'S ON THE MOVE THIS WEEKEND THOSE DETAILS, COMING UP >> WE WANT TO KNOW WHERE IT'S GOING YOU WILL TELL US LATER, BILL, THANK YOU >> CHECK OUT THIS INCREDIBLE MOMENT WHEN A MICHIGAN POLICE OFFICER BECAME A HERO TO A NEWBORN BABY DASH CAM FOOTAGE SHOWS OFFICER CAMERON MAJEWSKI PERFORMING BACK THRUSTS ON AN INFANT GIRL THAT STOPPED BREATHING

REVIVED THE CHILD AND THEN >>> LEADING THE NEWS A CAN OF BEANS COULD OPEN UP A WHOLE CAN OF WORMS FOR IVANKA TRUMP CRITICS RAISED ETHICS CONCERNS AFTER THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER AND SENIOR ADVISOR SEEMINGLY ENDORSED GOYA BEANS ON TWITTER THE MOVE COMES A WEEK AFTER THE COMPANY CEO PRAISED MR TRUMP AT A WHITE HOUSE EVENT IN LAST NIGHT'S TWEET, SHE IS HOLDING A CAN OF BLACK BEANS WITH THE TAG LINE, IF IT'S GOYA, IT HAS TO BE GOOD IN BOTH, ENGLISH AND SPANISH TWITTER, AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, IMMEDIATELY LIT UP WITH ALL KINDS OF JOKES AND SLAMS FROM THAT TWEET

>> THE LINCOLN PROJECT RESPONDED WITH GOYA AWAY CRITICS POINTED OUT IVANKA MAY HAVE VIOLATED AN ETHICS LAW THAT PROHIBITS ANY WHITE HOUSE AUTHORITIES FROM PROMOTING ANY PRODUCT, SERVICE, OR ENTERPRISE >> SPARKING CONCERN AMONG PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS, STARTING TODAY, THE WHITE HOUSE IS DIRECTING ALL HOSPITALS TO SEND CORONAVIRUS PATIENT DATA TO A CENTRAL DATABASE IN DC AND BYPASS THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION THAT COULD HURT THE QUALITY OF DATA AND THE FEDERAL RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC MEANWHILE, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS HEADING TO THE HOME OF THE CDC TODAY BUT HE IS NOT VISITING AT LAN ATLANTA TO TALK CORONAVIRUS

THE TRIP COMES A DAY AFTER THE PRESIDENT STOKED NEW CONTROVERSIES OVER CONFEDERATE FLAGS, AS WELL AS ISSUES OVER POLICE KILLINGS OF BLACK AMERICANS NBC'S GEOFF BENNETT HAS MORE >> IN A NEW INTERVIEW WITH CBS NEWS, PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD, BY POLICE, TERRIBLE BUT HIT BACK, WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE UNDERLYING ISSUE >> STILL AMERICANS DYING AT THE HANDS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THIS COUNTRY >> SO ARE WHITE PEOPLE WHAT A TERRIBLE QUESTION TO ASK

SO ARE WHITE PEOPLE MORE WLIET PEOPLE, BY THE WAY MORE WHITE PEOPLE >> THE PRESIDENT, ALSO, DEFENDING THE DISPLAY OF THE CONFEDERATE FLAG >> YOU UNDERSTAND WHY THE FLAG IS A PAINFUL SYMBOL, FOR MANY PEOPLE, BECAUSE IT'S A REMINDER OF SLAVERY

>> WELL, PEOPLE LOVE IT AND I KNOW PEOPLE THAT LIKE T CONFEDERATE FLAG AND THEY'RE NOT THINKING ABOUT SLAVERY I JUST THINK IT'S FREEDOM OF SPEECH WHETHER IT'S CONFEDERATE FLAGS OR BLACK LIVES MATTER, OR ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT'S FREEDOM OF SPEECH >> THOSE COMMENTS COMING AS THE PRESIDENT FACES FRESH FALLOUT OVER HIS CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE IN THE FORM OF AN EXTRAORDINARY REBUKE FROM FOUR FORMER HEADS OF THE CDC

WHO ARGUE IN A NEW OP-ED PUBLISHED IN "THE WASHINGTON POST," THAT THE PRESIDENT AND WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS ARE ATTEMPTING TO UNDERMINE THE AGENCY'S GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOLS HOPING TO REOPEN IN THE FALL THE CONDEMNATION FROM DOCTORS TOM FRIEDEN, JEFFREY COPELAND, DAVE THATCHER, AND RICHARD BESSER COMES AS PRESIDENT TRUMP BLASTED THE SCHOOL REOPENING GUIDELINES AS VERY TOUGH AND EXPENSIVE >> FOR GUIDELINES TO BE ISSUED BY — CONFUSES EVERYONE THE CDC GUIDELINES ARE BASED IN SCIENCE IF WE CAN'T RELY ON THAT, WHERE ARE WE GOING TO TURN >> A WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL TELLS US, IN RESPONSE, THAT IT'S BEEN WORKING WITH THE CDC IN PARTNERSHIP SINCE THE VE ♪ NOW, YOU SEE ME SHINE FOR A MILE ♪ >> ALWAYS GOT COLORFUL VIDEOS KATIE PERRY IN A NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR HER LATEST SINGLE "SMILE

" THE PREGNANT POPSTAR SAID SHE WROTE THE SONG WHEN, QUOTE, I WAS COMING THROUGH ONE OF THE DARKEST PERIODS OF MY LIFE AND HAD LOST MY STYLE SHE'S GOING TO GAIN THAT BACK WITH ORLANDO BLOOM, RIGHT? >> YEAH IT'S GREAT SHE'S STILL WORKING WHILE SHE'S PREGNANT BECAUSE SHE IS GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF TIME TO HERSELF WITH THE BABY >> LITTLE BONDING TIME >> SHE IS DITCHING THE CATWALK, AND ENTERING THE BALLROOM

TIE RA BANKS WILL BE THE NEW HOST OF DANCING WITH THE STARS SHE IS A FAN OF THE SHOW AND LOVES HOW CELEBRITIES ARE PUSHED BEYOND THEIR COMFORT ZONES THIS COMES AFTER TOM AND ERIN ANDREWS ANNOUNCED THEIR DEPARTURES FROM THE SHOW TOM HAS BEEN ON DWTS FOR 15 YEARS ERIN JOINED IN 2014 >> QUITE A RUN AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS BEFORE THAT? >> THEY WERE MOVING IN A DIFFERENT DETECTION IT WASN'T HIS CHOICE BUT THIS IS THE DIRECTION THEY ARE TAKING >> BRANKSY COVERED AN UNDERGROUND TRAIN WITH CORONAVIRUS INSPIRED ARTWORK SPRAY PAINTING HIS SIGNATURE RATS ON THE TRAIN

ONE OF THE RATS APPEARED TO BE SNEEZING, WHILE ONE IS USING A MASK AS A PARACHUTE AND THE VIDEO ENDS WITH A SPECIAL MESSAGE >> REMEMBER THOSE LYRICS, RIGHT? A TWIST ON THE 1997 HIT SONG B >>> WELCOME BACK AS ADVERTISED, I MEAN, IT'S JUST PLAIN HOT I MEAN, THIS IS THE PEAK OF THE HEAT SUMMER SEASON LOOK AT THIS IT'S HARD TO FIND SOMEWHERE THAT'S NOT EXCEPTIONALLY HOT EVEN CHARLESTON WILL FEEL LIKE NEARLY 100 LATER ON TODAY AND THEN, AS WE HEAD TOWARD THIS >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES, DOZENS OF PROTESTORS GATHERED OUTSIDE THE HOME OF KENTUCKY'S ATTORNEY GENERAL THEY CHANTED BREONNA TAYLOR'S NAME AND CALLED FOR CHARGES TO BE BROUGHT AGAINST THE POLICE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN TAYLOR'S DEATH

POLICE SAY 87 OF THE DEMONSTRATORS WERE ARRESTED, AND ARE NOW FACING A FELONY CHARGE OF INTIMIDATING A PARTICIPANT IN A LEGAL PROCESS ACCORDING TO BRAVO, PORTIA WILLIAMS OF THE REAL HOUSE WIVES OF ATLANTA WAS ARRESTED WHILE PROTESTING >> THE ATLANTA WENDY'S WHERE RAYSHARD BROOKS WAS SHOT AND KILLED, HAS BEEN DEMOLISHED IT WAS SET ON FIRE AFTER BROOKS WAS FATALLY SHOT BY A POLICE OFFICER IN JUNE BECAME A CENTER FOR ACTIVISM AND PROTESTS IN THE WEEKS FOLLOWING HIS MURDER BUT AFTER 8-YEAR-OLD ZACK RYIA TURNER WAS KILLED

>> BACK PEDALING FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AFTER A WAVE OF LEGAL CHALLENGES FROM THE NATION'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY IF THEIR FALL COURSES ARE ONLINE BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC 17 STATES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA HAVE ALSO SUED THE ADMINISTRATION OVER THAT RULE >> THE DEVASTATING FIRE ABOARD THE USS BONHOMME RICHARD HAS BEEN ISOLATED HUNDREDS OF SAILORS HAVE BEEN BATTLING THE BLAZE, WITH HELICOPTERS DROPPING OVER 1,200 BUCKETS OF WATER TO HELP CONTAIN IT SO FAR, 61 PERSONNEL HAVE BEEN INJURED OFFICIALS ARE INVESTIGATING THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE

>> A WOMAN SAYS SHE WAS RECORDING HER HUSBAND OUTSIDE THEIR HOME IN TURKEY WHEN, QUOTE, ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE WATCH HIM HE ESCAPED THAT WALL OF WATER WITH JUST MOMENTS TO SPARE LOOK WHAT'S COMING HIS WAY FLOOD CARRYING TREES, ROCKS, DEBRIS, BARRELING TOWARD HIM THE MAN SAID HE MANAGED TO TAKE COVER BEHIND A WALL AND WAS LATER RESCUED AUTHORITYS SAY TWO PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN THE FLOODS AND HOW HELPLESS FOR THAT WOMAN TO STAND THERE, RECORDING THAT VIDEO SEEING HER HUSBAND ALMOST WASHED AWAY BY THAT JUST IN THE NICK OF TIME, WHAT ARE YOU DOING OUT THERE? ALL RIGHT THERE IT IS FOR US TO SEE

A GUY IN RHODE ISLAND CAPTURED A VERY CUTE MOMENT IT'S A GROUNDHOG AND A SQUIRREL SHARING A MEAL TOGETHER TWO CRITTERS ENJOYED THEIR FOOD AT A MINIATURE PICNIC TABLE IN THE SUMMER SUN NATURE LOVER AND RHODE ISLAND RESIDENT RONALD LOBE SET UP THIS DINING AREA FOR LOCAL ANIMALS TO USE IT WORKED THE SQUIRREL AND THE GROUNDHOG STILL HAVE THEIR SNACK DATES ES OFFICIALS SAY THE NEXT FEW DAYS COULD BE SOME LIFE AND DEATH DECISIONS

THIS MORNING THE DIRECTOR OF THE CDC TELLING AMERICANS THE WORST IS YET TO COME >> I DO THINK THE FALL AND WINTER OF 2020 AND 2021 ARE GOING TO BE PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TIMES WE'VE EXPERIENCED IN AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU SAID THE CO-OCCURRENCE OF COVID AND INFLUENZA >> Reporter: THE WARNING COMING AS PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY MIAMI IS NOW THE COUNTRY'S EPICENTER FOR THE CORONAVIRUS THE POSITIVITY RATE HERE? 28%

ONE OF THE HIGHEST IN THE NATION ON TUESDAY FLORIDA SETTING A NEW RECORD FOR CORONAVIRUS DEATHS 132 IN A SINGLE DAY >> SOUTH FLORIDA IS IN A CRISIS SITUATION >> Reporter: IN THE LAST WEEK, 17 MORE STATES AND WASHINGTON, D

C SAW CASES OF NEW INFECTIONS SPIKE OVER 50% IN CALIFORNIA, RECORD NUMBERS OF NEW CASES AND HOSPITALIZATIONS IN MICHIGAN, A PACKED HOUSE PARTY OVER FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND LED TO 43 INFECTIONS AND 66 ADDITIONAL EXPOSURES NOW SOME REGIONS ARE TAKING DRASTIC MEASURES

PHILADELPHIA BANNING EVENTS OF MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE UNTIL MARCH 2021 AND AT NEW YORK AIRPORTS, VISITORS COMING IN FROM 22 STATES DESIGNATED AS COVID HOT SPOTS NOW NEED TO FILL OUT FORMS FROM THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND AGREE TO A TWO-WEEK QUARANTINE OR FACE A $2,000 FINE THIS AS HEALTH EXPERTS WARN THAT GETTING THE VIRUS MAY NOT GIVE YOU IMMUNITY IN THE FUTURE 29-YEAR-OLD CARTER WRIGHT WAS FIRST DIAGNOSED IN MARCH THEN THE VIRUS CAME BACK EVEN STRONGER ON JULY 4th

>> I CRIED HARD THAT NIGHT BECAUSE IT WAS JUST SUPER OVERWHELMING >> Reporter: IN FACT, A BRITISH STUDY OF 96 COVID PATIENTS FOUND THEIR ANTIBODIES PEAKED THREE WEEKS AFTER THE SYMPTOMS APPEARED THEN RAPIDLY DECLINED THREE MONTHS LATER, ONLY 17% OF THOSE TESTED HAVE THE SAME LEVELS OF ANTIBODIES >> A SINGLE EXPERIENCE WITH AND EVEN VETERAN HEALTH CARE WORKERS DESCRIBING THE IMPACT OF THIS VIRUS AS A DIFFICULT ONE

MEANWHILE TEXAS IS APPROACHING A DANGEROUS CROSSROADS THIS MORNING ACROSS TEXAS, HEALTH CARE WORKERS ARE SOUNDING THE ALARM >> THIS IS SOMETHING IN MY 24 YEARS OF NURSING THAT I'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE >> I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT FEELING AND WATCHING THAT LAST HEARTBEAT ON A 27-YEAR-OLD MAN THAT SHOULD HAVE NOT HAD THAT OUTCOME AND THERE WAS NOTHING WE COULD DO

>> Reporter: THE SURGES OF NEW CASES FLOODING HOSPITALS ESPECIALLY IN SOUTH TEXAS >> HELP US TO HANDLE THE SURGE OF COVID PATIENTS — >> Reporter: AT DHR HEALTH HOSPITAL, CONSTRUCTION CREWS NOW WORK ROUND THE CLOCK BUILDING NEW BEDS FOR THE PATIENTS THAT JUST KEEP COMING AND HOUSTON WITH NUMBERS RISING, THE CITY'S MAYOR CALLING THE NEXT TWO WEEKS CRUCIAL >> WE OPEN UP QUICKLY NOW WHAT WE FIND IS THIS VIRUS HAS RE-EMERGED, IS SURGING NOW, AND THE NUMBERS ARE MUCH MORE — THE SITUATION IS MORE DEVASTATING NOW THAN THEY WERE BACK IN THE FIRST PART OF MAY

>> Reporter: SINCE MAY, THE STATE'S CASE COUNT EXPLODED FROM 29,000 TO OVER 175,000 ANOTHER 10,000 TEXANS DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19 ON TUESDAY ALONE STATEWIDE HOSPITALIZATIONS HAVE JUMPED BY A QUARTER OVER THE PAST WEEK CURRENTLY TOPPING OVER 10,000 PATIENTS ANDRE TANNER BECAME ONE OF THEM WHEN HE PASSED OUT THEN WOKE UP IN AN EMERGENCY ROOM

>> I'M SITTING IN A HOSPITAL WITH BLOOD CLOTS IN MY LUNGS >> Reporter: AFTER TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19, ICU DOCTORS GAVE THE HEALTHY 23-YEAR-OLD A DIRE DIAGNOSIS YOU'RE ALONE IN A HOSPITAL ROOM AND YOU GET THAT CELL PHONE TO CALL YOUR MOM AND WHAT DO YOU TELL HER? >> YOU'RE NEVER PREPARED TO MAKE THAT PHONE CALL TO ANY PARENT IN DISBELIEF TELLING THEM YOU MIGHT NOT MAKE IT >> Reporter: TODAY WHILE TANNER'S NOW AT HOME RECOVERING, THE FIGHT ON THE FRONT LINES IN TEXAS IS FAR FROM OVER

IF THE NUMBERS KEEP GOING UP THE WAY THEY ARE, DO YOU SEE ANOTHER SHUTDOWN >> IF THE NUMBERS KEEP GOING UP THE WAY THEY ARE RIGHT NOW, IF THE TRAJECTORY CONTINUES ON THAT COURSE, THEN WE MAY NOT HAVE A CHOICE >> Reporter: OF COURSE ONE OF THE BIGGEST QUESTIONS OF ALL WILL BE THE IMPACT ON THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT CONSISTING OF NEARLY A QUARTER MILLION STUDENTS EXPECTED TO MAKE THEIR ANNOUNCEMENT ON JUST WHAT WILL BE HAPPENING IN THE FALL COME LATER THIS AFTERNOON HODA? >> AND MORGAN, YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT HERE

YOU YOURSELF CONTRACTED CORONAVIRUS SO FIRST OF ALL, HOW YOU DOING? AND TELL US WHAT THAT WAS LIKE >> Reporter: YEAH IT'S CERTAINLY BEEN A BIT OF A JOURNEY I'LL NEVER FORGET LOSING MY SENSE OF TASTE AND SMELL WHILE SIPPING A JUICE ABOUT THREE WEEKS AGO

AND IT REALLY WAS AN UNSETTLING FEELING BECAUSE THIS VIRUS IMPACTS EVERYONE IN SUCH A DIFFERENT WAY TO KIND OF WAKE UP AND WONDER WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT AND I'LL SAY ONE OF THE MOST FRUSTRATING PARTS FOR ME, EVEN THOUGH I DID HAVE A MILD CASE, I WAS JUST KIND OF IN THIS MENTAL FOG DOCTORS TOLD ME COULD BE SIGN OF INFLAMMATION IN THE BRAIN AS A RESULT OF THE VIRUS THAT MADE COMMON TASKS JUST A BIT MORE DIFFICULT SO FINGERS CROSSED FOR A SMOOTH RECOVERY IN THE DAYS AND WEEKS

BUT THE MOVE HAS SET OFF ALARM BELLS TO SOME WHO THINK THIS COULD COME AT THE COST OF THE TRANSPARENCY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SAYING THE INFORMATION WILL GO TO A CENTRAL DATABASE IN WASHINGTON STARTING TODAY BYPASSING THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL THE ADMINISTRATION SAYING THE NEW SYSTEM WOULD BE FASTER THAN GOING DIRECTLY TO THE CDC BUT SOME HEALTH EXPERTS ARE CONCERNED

THE INFORMATION COULD BE POLITICIZED OR EVEN WITHHELD FROM THE PUBLIC ON TUESDAY, FOUR FORMER CDC DIRECTORS RELEASED AN OP-ED IN THE "WASHINGTON POST" ENTITLED WE RAN THE CDC NO PRESIDENT HAS EVER POLITICIZED ITS SCIENCE THE WAY TRUMP HAS IT COMES AS THE PRESIDENT IS SPARKING A NEW CONTROVERSY IN AN INTERVIEW WITH CBS NEWS CALLING THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD TERRIBLE GIVING THIS RESPONSE WHEN PRESSED ON THE BROADER ISSUE OF DEADLY FORCE BY POLICE

>> WHY ARE AFRICAN-AMERICANS STILL DYING AT THE HANDS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THIS COUNTRY? >> AND SO ARE WHITE PEOPLE SO ARE WHITE PEOPLE WHAT A TERRIBLE QUESTION TO ASK SO ARE WHITE PEOPLE MORE WHITE PEOPLE, BY THE WAY

MORE WHITE PEOPLE >> Reporter: AND WEIGHING IN ON THE ISSUE OF DISPLAYING THE CONFEDERATE FLAG >> PEOPLE LOVE IT AND I KNOW PEOPLE THAT LIKE THE CONFEDERATE FLAG AND THEY'RE NOT THINKING ABOUT SLAVERY WHETHER IT'S CONFEDERATE FLAGS OR BLACK LIVES MATTER OR ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT, IT'S FREEDOM OF SPEECH >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP LARGELY SIDELINED FROM THE CAMPAIGN RALLIES BY THE PANDEMIC THEN TAKING THE 2020 FIGHT TO THE WHITE HOUSE ROSE GARDEN

>> THERE'S PROBABLY NEVER BEEN A TIME CANDIDATES ARE SO DIFFERENT >> Reporter: THE EVENT THAT WAS INITIALLY BILLED AS A PRESS CONFERENCE STARTED WITH AN ANNOUNCEMENT ON CHINA AND QUICKLY SHIFTED GEARS TO A FREE WHEELING UNSCRIPTED CAMPAIGN STYLE ATTACK ON JOE BIDEN >> SO BIDEN WAS HERE FOR 47 YEARS THE LAST EIGHT YEARS NOT LONG AGO AS VICE PRESIDENT, HE DIDN'T DO ANY OF THE THINGS BUT HE SAYS HE'S GOING TO BE PRESIDENT AND AS PRESIDENT HE'S GOING TO DO ALL THE THINGS HE DIDN'T DO

>> Reporter: THE ROSE GARDEN EVENT WAS ANNOUNCED JUST BEFORE BIDEN TOOK THE STAGE IN DELAWARE UNVEILING A CLEAN ENERGY PLAN AND SLAMMING THE PRESIDENT'S HANDLING OF THE PANDEMIC >> IT'S GOTTEN BAD ENOUGH THAT EVEN DONALD TRUMP FINALLY DECIDED TO WEAR A MASK IN PUBLIC QUIT PUSHING THE FALSE CHOICE BETWEEN PROTECTING OUR HEALTH AND PROTECTING OUR ECONOMY >> Reporter: NOW, THE PRESIDENT'S COMMENTS IN THE ROSE GARDEN AND ABOUT POLICE DEATHS AIMED AT ENERGIZING HIS BASE WE DO WANT TO GIVE YOU ONE FACT CHECK ON HIS ASSERTION THAT MORE WHITES ARE KILLED BY POLICE

WHILE STATISTICS SHOW MORE WHITE AMERICANS ARE KILLED BY POLICE OVERALL BECAUSE THEY MAKE UP MORE OF THE POPULATION, PEOPLE OF COLOR ARE KILLED AT HIGHER RATES >> KRISTEN, ONE OTHER TOPIC AND WE TALKED ABOUT THIS YESTERDAY THIS CAMPAIGN OF SORTS AGAINST DR FAUCI WHO'S THE HEAD OF THE NIH HE WHITE HOUSE SAYING THEY WEREN'T SENDING OUT OR SAYING THEY WEREN'T TRYING TO DISPARAGE HIM

NOW THERE'S AN OP-ED FROM A TOP ADVISER CAN YOU EXPLAIN? >> Reporter: THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THEY'RE NOT TRYING TO UNDERCUT DR ANTHONY FAUCI, BUT IT DOES COME DAYS AFTER TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS HAVE PRIVATELY BEEN UNDERCUTTING THE TOP DOCTOR ON THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE AND THEN THIS ESCALATION OVERNIGHT TRADE ADVISER PETER NAVARRO WROTE THIS OP-ED SAYING ANTHONY FAUCI HAS BEEN WRONG ABOUT EVERYTHING I HAVE INTERACTED WITH HIM ON

SO SOME STRONG LANGUAGE THERE, SAVANNAH FAUCI HAS LONG BEEN AT ODDS WITH TRUMP OFFICIALS BECAUSE HE'S OFFERED MORE BLUNT ASSESSMENTS AND DIRE WARNINGS ABOUT COVID-19 ON TUESDAY BEFORE THIS NAVARRO OP-ED CAME OUT, FAUCI WAS ASKED ABOUT THE CRITICISM OF HIM, AND HE RESPONDED, QUOTE, I BELIEVE FOR THE MOST E UP MORE OF THE POPULATION, PEOPLE OF COLOR ARE KILLED AT HIGHER RATES >> KRISTEN, ONE OTHER TOPIC AND WE TALKED ABOUT THIS YESTERDAY THIS CAMPAIGN OF SORTS AGAINST DR

FAUCI WHO'S THE HEAD OF THE NIH HE WHITE HOUSE SAYING THEY WEREN'T SENDING OUT OR SAYING THEY WEREN'T TRYING TO DISPARAGE HIM NOW THERE'S AN OP-ED FROM A TOP ADVISER CAN YOU EXPLAIN? >> Reporter: THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THEY'RE NOT TRYING TO UNDERCUT DR ANTHONY FAUCI, BUT IT DOES COME DAYS AFTER TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS HAVE PRIVATELY BEEN UNDERCUTTING THE TOP DOCTOR ON THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE

AND THEN THIS ESCALATION OVERNIGHT TRADE ADVISER PETER NAVARRO WROTE THIS OP-ED SAYING ANTHONY FAUCI HAS BEEN WRONG ABOUT EVERYTHING I HAVE INTERACTED WITH HIM ON SO SOME STRONG LANGUAGE THERE, SAVANNAH FAUCI HAS LONG BEEN AT ODDS WITH TRUMP OFFICIALS BECAUSE HE'S OFFERED MORE BLUNT ASSESSMENTS AND DIRE WARNINGS ABOUT COVID-19 ON TUESDAY BEFORE THIS NAVARRO OP-ED CAME OUT, FAUCI WAS ASKED ABOUT THE CRITICISM OF HIM, AND HE RESPONDED, QUOTE, I BELIEVE FOR THE MOST WHICH INCLUDED HOUSE ARREST IN A LUXURY MANHATTAN HOTEL

GHISLAINE MAXWELL WAS EMOTIONLESS IN COURT TUESDAY AS A JUDGE RULED SHE BE HELD WITHOUT BAIL THE ELUSIVE EX-GIRLFRIEND AND LONGTIME CONFIDANT OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN APPEARING VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE A STARK CONTRAST FROM THE 58-YEAR-OLD'S SOPHISTICATED SOCIALITE PAST >> SHE WASN'T IN A GLAMOROUS DRESS AND DIDN'T HAVE HER TRADEMARK SHORT HAIR SHE HAD IT IN A PONYTAIL AND IN PRISON GARB

IT WAS A VERY DIFFERENT GHISLAINE MAXWELL >> Reporter: MAXWELL PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO CHARGES SHE ENTICED MINORS TO TRAVEL TO ENGAGE IN SEX ACTS MAXWELL'S ATTORNEYS SAYING SHE HADN'T HAD CONTACT IN MORE THAN A DECADE WITH EPSTEIN WHO DIED BY SUICIDE IN FEDERAL PRISON LAST YEAR WHILE AWAITING SEX TRAFFICKING CHARGES US

DISTRICT JUDGE ALLISON NATHAN DECIDED MAXWELL WAS A FLIGHT RISK SAYING, QUOTE, CRUCIALLY THE DEFENDANT NOT ONLY HAS SIGNIFICANT FINANCIAL RESOURCES, BUT HAS DEMONSTRATED SOPHISTICATION IN HIDING THOSE RESOURCES AND HERSELF IN COURT DOCUMENTS, PROSECUTORS SAY MAXWELL CONTROLS A SWISS BANK TRUST WORTH MORE THAN $4 MILLION AND HAS ACCOUNTS WITH A BRITISH BANK WORTH MORE THAN $2 MILLION ANNIE FARMER SAYS MAXWELL TRAFFICKED HER WHEN SHE WAS 16 SHE SAID MAXWELL HAS NEVER SHOWN ANY REMORSE FOR HER CRIMES OR THE LASTING DEVASTATING EFFECTS IT CAUSED >> I ASKED HIM TO STOP

>> Reporter: JENNIFER WHO FIRST DISCLOSED TO SAVANNAH LAST YEAR AND IS SUING MAXWELL SAID IN A STATEMENT KNOWING THAT SHE'S INCARCERATED FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE ALLOWS ME AND MY FELLOW SURVIVORS TO HAVE FAITH THAT WE ARE ON THE RIGHT PATH >> MAXWELL WAS NEARLY EMOTIONLESS DURING THE THE UNI CONGRESS FOR SOME SORT OF RELIEF BACK TO YOU >> ALL RIGHT THAT BRINGS US NICELY TO SARA NELSON

SHE'S THE INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION OF FLIGHT ATTENDANTS, CWA GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING >> TOM WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT FURLOUGHS AND LAYOFFS AT THIS POINT, HOW MANY FLIGHT ATTENDANTS HAVE BEEN LAID OFF OR FURLOUGHED? >> WELL, WHAT WE DID IN MARCH WAS WE GOT A PROVISION IN THE C

ARES ACT THAT IS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL JOBS PROGRAM IN ALL OF THE COVID RELIEF

WHAT IT SAYS IS THAT THE MONEY FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN ONLY GO TO WORKERS' PAY, BENEFITS, KEEP US CONNECTED TO OUR HEALTH CARE AND THEY CANNOT INVOLUNTARILY LAY OFF OR FURLOUGH ANYONE THIS IS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM OF ALL OF THE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF, BUT IT ENDS AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER SO WE'RE ASKING FOR THAT TO BE EXTENDED IT'S GOT TO BE DONE NOW, BECAUSE AIRLINES HAVE TO PLAN TWO MONTHS OUT FOR THEIR SCHEDULING

>> ALL RIGHT SARA, FOR FLIGHT ATTENDANTS ON THE JOB RIGHT NOW, HOW ARE THE AIRLINES PROTECTING THEM? >> WELL, WE HAVE WORKED REALLY HARD FROM THE BEGINNING OF THIS PANDEMIC AND WE KNOW IT WELL BECAUSE WHEN EPIDEMICS BREAK OUT, WE CAN STOP THE SPREAD AT TRANSPORTATION'S DOOR WE'RE WELL BEYOND THAT SO THE MASK POLICIES WERE SO IMPORTANT THIS IS THE MOST CRITICAL ITEM THAT WILL HELP LIMIT THE RISK OF THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS

AND SO WE REALLY IMPLORED OUR AIRLINES TO DO THAT WHEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DIDN'T STEP UP WE'VE SEEN A DROP IN CASES WITH CREWS BUT WE HAVE TO BE MORE CLEAR ABOUT HOW PEOPLE ARE SUPPOSED TO WEAR THOSE MASKS, WHAT KIND OF MASK ETIQUETTE THEY SHOULD PRACTICE WHEN THEY TAKE A DRINK OR GO TO EAT SOMETHING AND THAT WILL KEEP US THE MOST SAFE WE ARE ALSO IMPLORING THE AIRLINES TO, OF COURSE, GIVE US THE PROPER PPE AND ALSO VERY FLEXIBLE SICK LEAVE POLICIES SO WE CAN MAKE SURE WE'RE STAYING HOME IF THERE'S ANY THOUGHT AT ALL THAT WE MAY HAVE CONTRACTED THE VIRUS

>> SOME AIRLINES ARE MANDATING MASKS, SOME ARE ENCOURAGING MASKS DO YOU THINK THE FAA SHOULD STEP IN AND SAY EVERYONE HAS TO WEAR A MASK? IT'S MANDATED? >> IT IS ABSURD THAT THE FAA HAS NOT DONE THIS YET THE DOT

HAS NOT TAKEN A LEADERSHIP ROLE HERE AND HERE WE ARE WELL INTO THE SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS AND STILL NO MANDATE FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STILL NO PLAN FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WE ABSOLUTELY NEED THAT BACKING FROM OUR GOVERNMENT >> IF SOMEONE DOESN'T WANT TO WEAR A MASK ON THE PLANE, I WAS JUST THINKING IF I WERE A FLIGHT ATTENDANT, WHAT DO I DO? YOU SAY TO THE PERSON, PLEASE WEAR IT

BUT WHAT ELSE ARE YOU GUYS SUPPOSED TO BE DOING? >> THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE COME TO THE PLANE AND WANT TO FOLLOW THE CREW'S INSTRUCTIONS AND WANT TO HAVE A SAFE, UNEVENTFUL FLIGHT BUT WE DO HAVE INDIVIDUALS WHO CHALLENGE THAT AND DON'T WANT TO WEAR THE MASK THE AIRLINES ARE SAYING THEY'LL BE BANNED FROM FLYING, BUT WE NEED MORE BACKING FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WE HAD A FLIGHT ATTENDANT WHO WAS JUST ASSAULTED THE OTHER DAY AND ALL SHE CAN DO IS FILE CHARGES HERSELF

THE AIRLINE IS BACKING HER BUT WE REALLY NEED TO HAVE CONSEQUENCES JUST LIKE IF YOU SMOKE ON BOARD PEOPLE REALLY UNDERSTAND THIS HAS TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY AND THERE WILL BE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES IF THEY DON'T COMPLY >> SHE WAS ASSAULTED ON BOARD A FLIGHT? >> YES AND SHE'S HURT AND SHE IS RECOVERING AND THE AIRLINE IS SUPPORTING HER

I'M GRATEFUL FOR THAT BUT THESE ARE THE KINDS OF SITUATIONS WE'RE PUT IN AND THIS RISK IS VERY HIGH AS LONG AS WE ARE NOT CLEAR WITH THE TRAVELING PUBLIC ABOUT WHAT THE REQUIREMENTS ARE, HOW THEY NEED TO WEAR THAT, AND THAT IF THEY DON'T COMPLY, THIS IS PUTTING EVERYONE ELSE IN DANGER AND PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY HAS TO REQUIRE THAT WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER ESPECIALLY IN THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY WHERE WE CANNOT PROPERLY SOCIALLY DISTANCE >> ALL RIGHT

TRYING TO KEEP THEM SAFE AND THEMSELVES SAFE FROM THE NATION'S RUNWAYS TO THE HIGHWAYS IN THE SKIES, THE CORONAVIRUS IS CRIPPLING THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY >> IT'S 11:15 IN THE MORNING AND IT IS VERY QUIET AS YOU CAN TELL >> Reporter: FOR THOSE ON THE FRONT LINES LIKE MATTHEW COOK, IT'S ALL ABOUT A NEW NORMAL IN THE SKIES >> IT'S ALREADY A STRESSFUL PROCESS GOING THROUGH ALL THE LINES

NOW YOU HAVE TO ADD IN THE POSSIBILITY OF THE INFECTION OF CORONAVIRUS >> Reporter: THE DAILY THREAT TO PERSONAL SAFETY, TOP OF MIND >> I TRY AND THINK THAT EVERYTHING IS NORMAL, BUT THERE'S ALWAYS THAT LITTLE FEAR IN MY MIND THAT I MIGHT GET INFECTED >> Reporter: WITH PASSENGER VOLUMES STILL DOWN 71% DOMESTICALLY, AIRLINES ARE FOCUSING ON WAYS TO ENSURE PASSENGERS IT'S SAFE TO FLY AGAIN BUT SOME AIRLINES SAY POLICIES LIKE BLOCKING THE MIDDLE SEATS SIMPLY AREN'T FINANCIALLY SUSTAINABLE

SOME FLIGHT ATTENDANTS CALL THAT A DOUBLE EDGED SWORD >> FROM A BUSINESS STANDPOINT, THEY HAVE TO SURVIVE AND I WANT THEM TO SURVIVE BECAUSE I WANT TO BE EMPLOYEED COME THE FALL BUT FROM AN INDIVIDUAL STANDPOINT, I WOULD LOVE IF WE CAPPED OUR PASSENGER COUNT >> Reporter: WHILE AIRLINES REQUIRE PASSENGERS TO WEAR FACE MASKS, MOST BUT NOT ALL COMPLY

HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH SOMEBODY WHO DOESN'T WANT TO WEAR A MASK? >> YOU HAVE A CONVERSATION YOU TRY TO MAKE IT AS EASY AS POSSIBLE JUST SAY, YOU KNOW, THIS ISN'T JUST ABOUT YOU THIS IS ABOUT ALL OF OUR PASSENGERS ON OUR FLIGHT >> Reporter: NOW A MAJOR FLIGHT ATTENDANT UNION IS ASKING FOR ENFORCEMENT POWER

A FEDERAL MANDATE ON MASKS ALLOWING AIRLINES TO PENALIZE THOSE WHO DON'T COMPLY BEYOND HEALTH CONCERNS, LOOMING JOB CUTS AS SOON AS THIS FALL ARE ADDING TO THE ANXIETY LAST WEEK UNITED WARNED NEARLY 40% OF ITS WORKFORCE COULD LOSE JOBS THIS FALL AMERICAN SAYS IT MAY BE OVERSTAFFED BY AS MANY AS 8,000 FLIGHT ATTENDANTS AND SOUTHWEST NOTES IT WOULD NEED TO SEE PASSENGER LEVELS TRIPLE TO AVOID MASSIVE LAYOFFS LATER THIS YEAR

FOR THOSE PREPARING FOR TAKEOFF, THIS ADVICE FROM ATTENDANTS WASH YOUR HANDS, WIPE DOWN THE ARMRESTS AND THE SEATS WHILE THIS MAY NOT BE PRACTICAL FOR MOST, IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT, BUY THE EXTRA SEAT NEXT TO YOU TO ENSURE MORE DISTANCE FOR PARENTS TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN, PREPARE YOUR KIDS BY TALKING WITH THEM ABOUT HOW THE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WILL BE DIFFERENT THIS TIME AND OF COURSE WEAR A MASK

AND THIS SOBERING NOTE HERE YOU KNOW, WHEN THE AIRLINES AGREE TO TAKE FEDERAL MONEY OR ASK FOR FEDERAL MONEY, IN EXCHANGE THEY HAD TO PROMISE NOT TO LAY ANYBODY OFF UNTIL OCTOBER 1st NOW WE'RE COMING UP TOWARDS THAT DATE, THE AIRLINES HAVE SAID WE COULD BE LOOKING AT TENS OF THOUSANDS OF THE HIGHEST RATE OF CASES PER CAPITA IN THE ENTIRE STATE IN THIS REMOTE FARMING COMMUNITY, HOSPITAL SPACE IS AS VALUABLE AS ANY CROP >> WE ARE KIND OF BUSTING AT THE SEAMS IN TERMS OF CAPACITY

>> Reporter: IN IMPERIAL COUNTY, AT LEAST 500 PATIENTS HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED TO HOSPITALS IN OTHER COUNTIES DR ADOLPH EDWARD IS HEAD OF THIS MEDICAL CENTER WHICH IS NOW PUTTING UP TENTS IN THE PARKING LOT TO HANDLE THE PATIENT OVERFLOW A FAMILIAR SIGHT FOR THIS MILITARY VETERAN WHO SERVED IN IRAQ >> IT ACTUALLY REMINDS ME OF THE WAR

THIS TIME THE WAR ZONE ACTUALLY IS HERE IN OUR OWN COUNTRY >> Reporter: HERE IT'S HOSPITAL WORKERS ON THE FRONT LINES >> I'M STARTING TO UNDERSTAND WHAT PTSD LOOKS LIKE >> BUT JUST KNOW THAT WE'RE ALL PRAYING THAT THIS COMES TO AN END SOON AND WE JUST WANT TO GO BACK TO NORMAL

>> Reporter: THE POPULATION IN IMPERIAL COUNTY IS 85% LATINO A COMMUNITY HIT HARD BY COVID-19 EVEN BEFORE THE PANDEMIC THE REGION WAS PLAGUED BY HIGH RATES OF POVERTY, OBESITY, AND ASTHMA PROBLEMS NOW INFLAMED BY THE VIRUS THE COUNTY IS ALSO FEELING THE IMPACT OF THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS IN NEIGHBORING MEXICO WHERE MANY LEGALLY TRAVEL BACK AND FORTH CARMENA SAYS TEN RELATIVES TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID

ONE DIED THEY LIVE JUST A BLOCK FROM THE HOSPITAL >> WHAT WE HEAR ALL THE TIME ARE HELICOPTERS >> Reporter: THE HELICOPTERS FLYING PATIENTS TO OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE >> THIS IS A MARATHON AND NOT A SPRINT AND IT REALLY FEELS EXHAUSTING SOMETIMES

>> Reporter: SERGIO IS WITH RECHAIR MEDICAL SERVICES, THE COMPANY THAT'S TRANSPORTING PATIENTS BEFORE THE PANDEMIC, THEY USUALLY DID ONE OR TWO TRANSFERS A DAY NOW IT'S AROUND 15 TO 17 A DAY >> I WOULD GUESS THERE ARE DAYS IT'S JUST OVERWHELMING >> USED TO BE ABLE TO CLOCK OUT, YOU KNOW, 5:00 COMES AROUND AND YOU CAN CLOCK OUT

NOW THE PHONE RINGS AT ALL HOURS OF THE DAY THERE'S REALLY NO TIME OFF >> I THINK COMMUNICATION BECOMES VERY CHALLENGING AND I THINK WITH THESE FAR AWAY FAMILIES, YOU KIND OF HAVE TO BE EVEN MORE AVAILABLE AND MORE OPEN >> Reporter: AS HOSPITAL BEDS FILL UP ACROSS THE STATE, IMPERIAL COUNTY WORRIES IT'LL BECOME HARDER TO FIND PLACES TO TREAT PATIENTS OUTSIDE THE HOSPITAL, ONE TENT SITS EMPTY BUT LIKELY NOT FOR LONG

>> AS BAD AS THINGS ARE RIGHT NOW, YOU'RE WORRIED YOU'RE NOWHERE NEAR THE END >> NO, I DON'T THINK WE'RE NEAR THE END WE'VE GOT TO GEAR UP WITH THIS MISSION OR WE'RE GOING TO FIND OURSELVES IN A BAD SITUATION IN OCTOBER >> OCTOBER, JOE THE DOCTOR THERE IN YOUR STORY

WHAT IS IT ABOUT OCTOBER THAT HAS HIM SO WORRIED? >> Reporter: WHAT HE'S WORRIED ABOUT IN OCTOBER IS NOT ONLY CORONAVIRUS BUT ALSO THE FLU SEASON STARTING ONE OF DR EDWARDS' BIGGEST CONCERNS ES HERE, OFFICIALS SAY THE NEXT FEW DAYS COULD BE SOME LIFE AND DEATH DECISIONS THIS MORNING THE DIRECTOR OF THE CDC TELLING AMERICANS THE WORST IS YET TO COME

>> I DO THINK THE FALL AND WINTER OF 2020 AND 2021 ARE GOING TO BE PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TIMES WE'VE EXPERIENCED IN AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU SAID THE CO-OCCURRENCE OF COVID AND INFLUENZA >> Reporter: THE WARNING COMING AS PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY MIAMI IS NOW THE COUNTRY'S EPICENTER FOR THE CORONAVIRUS THE POSITIVITY RATE HERE? 28% ONE OF THE HIGHEST IN THE NATION

ON TUESDAY FLORIDA SETTING A NEW RECORD FOR CORONAVIRUS DEATHS 132 IN A SINGLE DAY >> SOUTH FLORIDA IS IN A CRISIS SITUATION >> Reporter: IN THE LAST WEEK, 17 MORE STATES AND WASHINGTON, DC

SAW CASES OF NEW INFECTIONS SPIKE OVER 50% IN CALIFORNIA, RECORD NUMBERS OF NEW CASES AND HOSPITALIZATIONS IN MICHIGAN, A PACKED HOUSE PARTY OVER FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND LED TO 43 INFECTIONS AND 66 ADDITIONAL EXPOSURES NOW SOME REGIONS ARE TAKING DRASTIC MEASURES PHILADELPHIA BANNING EVENTS OF MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE UNTIL MARCH 2021

AND AT NEW YORK AIRPORTS, VISITORS COMING IN FROM 22 STATES DESIGNATED AS COVID HOT SPOTS NOW NEED TO FILL OUT FORMS FROM THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND AGREE TO A TWO-WEEK QUARANTINE OR FACE A $2,000 FINE THIS AS HEALTH EXPERTS WARN THAT GETTING THE VIRUS MAY NOT GIVE YOU IMMUNITY IN THE FUTURE 29-YEAR-OLD CARTER WRIGHT WAS FIRST DIAGNOSED IN MARCH THEN THE VIRUS CAME BACK EVEN STRONGER ON JULY 4th >> I CRIED HARD THAT NIGHT

BECAUSE IT WAS JUST SUPER OVERWHELMING >> Reporter: IN FACT, A BRITISH STUDY OF 96 COVID PATIENTS FOUND THEIR ANTIBODIES PEAKED THREE WEEKS AFTER THE SYMPTOMS APPEARED THEN RAPIDLY DECLINED THREE MONTHS LATER, ONLY 17% OF THOSE TESTED HAVE THE SAME LEVELS OF ANTIBODIES >> A SINGLE EXPERIENCE WITH AND EVEN VETERAN HEALTH CARE WORKERS DESCRIBING THE IMPACT OF THIS VIRUS AS A DIFFICULT ONE MEANWHILE TEXAS IS APPROACHING A DANGEROUS CROSSROADS

THIS MORNING ACROSS TEXAS, HEALTH CARE WORKERS ARE SOUNDING THE ALARM >> THIS IS SOMETHING IN MY 24 YEARS OF NURSING THAT I'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE >> I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT FEELING AND WATCHING THAT LAST HEARTBEAT ON A 27-YEAR-OLD MAN THAT SHOULD HAVE NOT HAD THAT OUTCOME AND THERE WAS NOTHING WE COULD DO >> Reporter: THE SURGES OF NEW CASES FLOODING HOSPITALS ESPECIALLY IN SOUTH TEXAS

>> HELP US TO HANDLE THE SURGE OF COVID PATIENTS — >> Reporter: AT DHR HEALTH HOSPITAL, CONSTRUCTION CREWS NOW WORK ROUND THE CLOCK BUILDING NEW BEDS FOR THE PATIENTS THAT JUST KEEP COMING AND HOUSTON WITH NUMBERS RISING, THE CITY'S MAYOR CALLING THE NEXT TWO WEEKS CRUCIAL >> WE OPEN UP QUICKLY NOW WHAT WE FIND IS THIS VIRUS HAS RE-EMERGED, IS SURGING NOW, AND THE NUMBERS ARE MUCH MORE — THE SITUATION IS MORE DEVASTATING NOW THAN THEY WERE BACK IN THE FIRST PART OF MAY >> Reporter: SINCE MAY, THE STATE'S CASE COUNT EXPLODED FROM 29,000 TO OVER 175,000

ANOTHER 10,000 TEXANS DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19 ON TUESDAY ALONE STATEWIDE HOSPITALIZATIONS HAVE JUMPED BY A QUARTER OVER THE PAST WEEK CURRENTLY TOPPING OVER 10,000 PATIENTS ANDRE TANNER BECAME ONE OF THEM WHEN HE PASSED OUT THEN WOKE UP IN AN EMERGENCY ROOM >> I'M SITTING IN A HOSPITAL WITH BLOOD CLOTS IN MY LUNGS

>> Reporter: AFTER TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19, ICU DOCTORS GAVE THE HEALTHY 23-YEAR-OLD A DIRE DIAGNOSIS YOU'RE ALONE IN A HOSPITAL ROOM AND YOU GET THAT CELL PHONE TO CALL YOUR MOM AND WHAT DO YOU TELL HER? >> YOU'RE NEVER PREPARED TO MAKE THAT PHONE CALL TO ANY PARENT IN DISBELIEF TELLING THEM YOU MIGHT NOT MAKE IT >> Reporter: TODAY WHILE TANNER'S NOW AT HOME RECOVERING, THE FIGHT ON THE FRONT LINES IN TEXAS IS FAR FROM OVER IF THE NUMBERS KEEP GOING UP THE WAY THEY ARE, DO YOU SEE ANOTHER SHUTDOWN

>> IF THE NUMBERS KEEP GOING UP THE WAY THEY ARE RIGHT NOW, IF THE TRAJECTORY CONTINUES ON THAT COURSE, THEN WE MAY NOT HAVE A CHOICE >> Reporter: OF COURSE ONE OF THE BIGGEST QUESTIONS OF ALL WILL BE THE IMPACT ON THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT CONSISTING OF NEARLY A QUARTER MILLION STUDENTS EXPECTED TO MAKE THEIR ANNOUNCEMENT ON JUST WHAT WILL BE HAPPENING IN THE FALL COME LATER THIS AFTERNOON HODA? >> AND MORGAN, YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT HERE YOU YOURSELF CONTRACTED CORONAVIRUS

SO FIRST OF ALL, HOW YOU DOING? AND TELL US WHAT THAT WAS LIKE >> Reporter: YEAH IT'S CERTAINLY BEEN A BIT OF A JOURNEY I'LL NEVER FORGET LOSING MY SENSE OF TASTE AND SMELL WHILE SIPPING A JUICE ABOUT THREE WEEKS AGO AND IT REALLY WAS AN UNSETTLING FEELING

BECAUSE THIS VIRUS IMPACTS EVERYONE IN SUCH A DIFFERENT WAY TO KIND OF WAKE UP AND WONDER WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT AND I'LL SAY ONE OF THE MOST FRUSTRATING PARTS FOR ME, EVEN THOUGH I DID HAVE A MILD CASE, I WAS JUST KIND OF IN THIS MENTAL FOG DOCTORS TOLD ME COULD BE SIGN OF INFLAMMATION IN THE BRAIN AS A RESULT OF THE VIRUS THAT MADE COMMON TASKS JUST A BIT MORE DIFFICULT SO FINGERS CROSSED FOR A SMOOTH RECOVERY IN THE DAYS AND WEEKS BUT THE MOVE HAS SET OFF ALARM BELLS TO SOME WHO THINK THIS COULD COME AT THE COST OF THE TRANSPARENCY

THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SAYING THE INFORMATION WILL GO TO A CENTRAL DATABASE IN WASHINGTON STARTING TODAY BYPASSING THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL THE ADMINISTRATION SAYING THE NEW SYSTEM WOULD BE FASTER THAN GOING DIRECTLY TO THE CDC BUT SOME HEALTH EXPERTS ARE CONCERNED THE INFORMATION COULD BE POLITICIZED OR EVEN WITHHELD FROM THE PUBLIC

ON TUESDAY, FOUR FORMER CDC DIRECTORS RELEASED AN OP-ED IN THE "WASHINGTON POST" ENTITLED WE RAN THE CDC NO PRESIDENT HAS EVER POLITICIZED ITS SCIENCE THE WAY TRUMP HAS IT COMES AS THE PRESIDENT IS SPARKING A NEW CONTROVERSY IN AN INTERVIEW WITH CBS NEWS CALLING THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD TERRIBLE GIVING THIS RESPONSE WHEN PRESSED ON THE BROADER ISSUE OF DEADLY FORCE BY POLICE >> WHY ARE AFRICAN-AMERICANS STILL DYING AT THE HANDS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THIS COUNTRY? >> AND SO ARE WHITE PEOPLE

SO ARE WHITE PEOPLE WHAT A TERRIBLE QUESTION TO ASK SO ARE WHITE PEOPLE MORE WHITE PEOPLE, BY THE WAY MORE WHITE PEOPLE

>> Reporter: AND WEIGHING IN ON THE ISSUE OF DISPLAYING THE CONFEDERATE FLAG >> PEOPLE LOVE IT AND I KNOW PEOPLE THAT LIKE THE CONFEDERATE FLAG AND THEY'RE NOT THINKING ABOUT SLAVERY WHETHER IT'S CONFEDERATE FLAGS OR BLACK LIVES MATTER OR ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT, IT'S FREEDOM OF SPEECH >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP LARGELY SIDELINED FROM THE CAMPAIGN RALLIES BY THE PANDEMIC THEN TAKING THE 2020 FIGHT TO THE WHITE HOUSE ROSE GARDEN >> THERE'S PROBABLY NEVER BEEN A TIME CANDIDATES ARE SO DIFFERENT

>> Reporter: THE EVENT THAT WAS INITIALLY BILLED AS A PRESS CONFERENCE STARTED WITH AN ANNOUNCEMENT ON CHINA AND QUICKLY SHIFTED GEARS TO A FREE WHEELING UNSCRIPTED CAMPAIGN STYLE ATTACK ON JOE BIDEN >> SO BIDEN WAS HERE FOR 47 YEARS THE LAST EIGHT YEARS NOT LONG AGO AS VICE PRESIDENT, HE DIDN'T DO ANY OF THE THINGS BUT HE SAYS HE'S GOING TO BE PRESIDENT AND AS PRESIDENT HE'S GOING TO DO ALL THE THINGS HE DIDN'T DO >> Reporter: THE ROSE GARDEN EVENT WAS ANNOUNCED JUST BEFORE BIDEN TOOK THE STAGE IN DELAWARE UNVEILING A CLEAN ENERGY PLAN AND SLAMMING THE PRESIDENT'S HANDLING OF THE PANDEMIC

>> IT'S GOTTEN BAD ENOUGH THAT EVEN DONALD TRUMP FINALLY DECIDED TO WEAR A MASK IN PUBLIC QUIT PUSHING THE FALSE CHOICE BETWEEN PROTECTING OUR HEALTH AND PROTECTING OUR ECONOMY >> Reporter: NOW, THE PRESIDENT'S COMMENTS IN THE ROSE GARDEN AND ABOUT POLICE DEATHS AIMED AT ENERGIZING HIS BASE WE DO WANT TO GIVE YOU ONE FACT CHECK ON HIS ASSERTION THAT MORE WHITES ARE KILLED BY POLICE WHILE STATISTICS SHOW MORE WHITE AMERICANS ARE KILLED BY POLICE OVERALL BECAUSE THEY MAKE UP MORE OF THE POPULATION, PEOPLE OF COLOR ARE KILLED AT HIGHER RATES

>> KRISTEN, ONE OTHER TOPIC AND WE TALKED ABOUT THIS YESTERDAY THIS CAMPAIGN OF SORTS AGAINST DR FAUCI WHO'S THE HEAD OF THE NIH HE WHITE HOUSE SAYING THEY WEREN'T SENDING OUT OR SAYING THEY WEREN'T TRYING TO DISPARAGE HIM NOW THERE'S AN OP-ED FROM A TOP ADVISER

CAN YOU EXPLAIN? >> Reporter: THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THEY'RE NOT TRYING TO UNDERCUT DR ANTHONY FAUCI, BUT IT DOES COME DAYS AFTER TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS HAVE PRIVATELY BEEN UNDERCUTTING THE TOP DOCTOR ON THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE AND THEN THIS ESCALATION OVERNIGHT TRADE ADVISER PETER NAVARRO WROTE THIS OP-ED SAYING ANTHONY FAUCI HAS BEEN WRONG ABOUT EVERYTHING I HAVE INTERACTED WITH HIM ON SO SOME STRONG LANGUAGE THERE, SAVANNAH

FAUCI HAS LONG BEEN AT ODDS WITH TRUMP OFFICIALS BECAUSE HE'S OFFERED MORE BLUNT ASSESSMENTS AND DIRE WARNINGS ABOUT COVID-19 ON TUESDAY BEFORE THIS NAVARRO OP-ED CAME OUT, FAUCI WAS ASKED ABOUT THE CRITICISM OF HIM, AND HE RESPONDED, QUOTE, I BELIEVE FOR THE MOST E UP MORE OF THE POPULATION, PEOPLE OF COLOR ARE KILLED AT HIGHER RATES >> KRISTEN, ONE OTHER TOPIC AND WE TALKED ABOUT THIS YESTERDAY THIS CAMPAIGN OF SORTS AGAINST DR FAUCI WHO'S THE HEAD OF THE NIH

HE WHITE HOUSE SAYING THEY WEREN'T SENDING OUT OR SAYING THEY WEREN'T TRYING TO DISPARAGE HIM NOW THERE'S AN OP-ED FROM A TOP ADVISER CAN YOU EXPLAIN? >> Reporter: THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THEY'RE NOT TRYING TO UNDERCUT DR ANTHONY FAUCI, BUT IT DOES COME DAYS AFTER TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS HAVE PRIVATELY BEEN UNDERCUTTING THE TOP DOCTOR ON THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE AND THEN THIS ESCALATION OVERNIGHT

TRADE ADVISER PETER NAVARRO WROTE THIS OP-ED SAYING ANTHONY FAUCI HAS BEEN WRONG ABOUT EVERYTHING I HAVE INTERACTED WITH HIM ON SO SOME STRONG LANGUAGE THERE, SAVANNAH FAUCI HAS LONG BEEN AT ODDS WITH TRUMP OFFICIALS BECAUSE HE'S OFFERED MORE BLUNT ASSESSMENTS AND DIRE WARNINGS ABOUT COVID-19 ON TUESDAY BEFORE THIS NAVARRO OP-ED CAME OUT, FAUCI WAS ASKED ABOUT THE CRITICISM OF HIM, AND HE RESPONDED, QUOTE, I BELIEVE FOR THE MOST WHICH INCLUDED HOUSE ARREST IN A LUXURY MANHATTAN HOTEL GHISLAINE MAXWELL WAS EMOTIONLESS IN COURT TUESDAY AS A JUDGE RULED SHE BE HELD WITHOUT BAIL

THE ELUSIVE EX-GIRLFRIEND AND LONGTIME CONFIDANT OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN APPEARING VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE A STARK CONTRAST FROM THE 58-YEAR-OLD'S SOPHISTICATED SOCIALITE PAST >> SHE WASN'T IN A GLAMOROUS DRESS AND DIDN'T HAVE HER TRADEMARK SHORT HAIR SHE HAD IT IN A PONYTAIL AND IN PRISON GARB IT WAS A VERY DIFFERENT GHISLAINE MAXWELL

>> Reporter: MAXWELL PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO CHARGES SHE ENTICED MINORS TO TRAVEL TO ENGAGE IN SEX ACTS MAXWELL'S ATTORNEYS SAYING SHE HADN'T HAD CONTACT IN MORE THAN A DECADE WITH EPSTEIN WHO DIED BY SUICIDE IN FEDERAL PRISON LAST YEAR WHILE AWAITING SEX TRAFFICKING CHARGES US DISTRICT JUDGE ALLISON NATHAN DECIDED MAXWELL WAS A FLIGHT RISK SAYING, QUOTE, CRUCIALLY THE DEFENDANT NOT ONLY HAS SIGNIFICANT FINANCIAL RESOURCES, BUT HAS DEMONSTRATED SOPHISTICATION IN HIDING THOSE RESOURCES AND HERSELF

IN COURT DOCUMENTS, PROSECUTORS SAY MAXWELL CONTROLS A SWISS BANK TRUST WORTH MORE THAN $4 MILLION AND HAS ACCOUNTS WITH A BRITISH BANK WORTH MORE THAN $2 MILLION ANNIE FARMER SAYS MAXWELL TRAFFICKED HER WHEN SHE WAS 16 SHE SAID MAXWELL HAS NEVER SHOWN ANY REMORSE FOR HER CRIMES OR THE LASTING DEVASTATING EFFECTS IT CAUSED >> I ASKED HIM TO STOP >> Reporter: JENNIFER WHO FIRST DISCLOSED TO SAVANNAH LAST YEAR AND IS SUING MAXWELL SAID IN A STATEMENT KNOWING THAT SHE'S INCARCERATED FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE ALLOWS ME AND MY FELLOW SURVIVORS TO HAVE FAITH THAT WE ARE ON THE RIGHT PATH

>> MAXWELL WAS NEARLY EMOTIONLESS DURING THE THE UNI CONGRESS FOR SOME SORT OF RELIEF BACK TO YOU >> ALL RIGHT THAT BRINGS US NICELY TO SARA NELSON SHE'S THE INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION OF FLIGHT ATTENDANTS, CWA

GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING >> TOM WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT FURLOUGHS AND LAYOFFS AT THIS POINT, HOW MANY FLIGHT ATTENDANTS HAVE BEEN LAID OFF OR FURLOUGHED? >> WELL, WHAT WE DID IN MARCH WAS WE GOT A PROVISION IN THE CA

RES ACT THAT IS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL JOBS PROGRAM IN ALL OF THE COVID RELIEF WHAT IT SAYS IS THAT THE MONEY FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN ONLY GO TO WORKERS' PAY, BENEFITS, KEEP US CONNECTED TO OUR HEALTH CARE

AND THEY CANNOT INVOLUNTARILY LAY OFF OR FURLOUGH ANYONE THIS IS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM OF ALL OF THE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF, BUT IT ENDS AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER SO WE'RE ASKING FOR THAT TO BE EXTENDED IT'S GOT TO BE DONE NOW, BECAUSE AIRLINES HAVE TO PLAN TWO MONTHS OUT FOR THEIR SCHEDULING >> ALL RIGHT

SARA, FOR FLIGHT ATTENDANTS ON THE JOB RIGHT NOW, HOW ARE THE AIRLINES PROTECTING THEM? >> WELL, WE HAVE WORKED REALLY HARD FROM THE BEGINNING OF THIS PANDEMIC AND WE KNOW IT WELL BECAUSE WHEN EPIDEMICS BREAK OUT, WE CAN STOP THE SPREAD AT TRANSPORTATION'S DOOR WE'RE WELL BEYOND THAT SO THE MASK POLICIES WERE SO IMPORTANT THIS IS THE MOST CRITICAL ITEM THAT WILL HELP LIMIT THE RISK OF THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS AND SO WE REALLY IMPLORED OUR AIRLINES TO DO THAT WHEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DIDN'T STEP UP

WE'VE SEEN A DROP IN CASES WITH CREWS BUT WE HAVE TO BE MORE CLEAR ABOUT HOW PEOPLE ARE SUPPOSED TO WEAR THOSE MASKS, WHAT KIND OF MASK ETIQUETTE THEY SHOULD PRACTICE WHEN THEY TAKE A DRINK OR GO TO EAT SOMETHING AND THAT WILL KEEP US THE MOST SAFE WE ARE ALSO IMPLORING THE AIRLINES TO, OF COURSE, GIVE US THE PROPER PPE AND ALSO VERY FLEXIBLE SICK LEAVE POLICIES SO WE CAN MAKE SURE WE'RE STAYING HOME IF THERE'S ANY THOUGHT AT ALL THAT WE MAY HAVE CONTRACTED THE VIRUS >> SOME AIRLINES ARE MANDATING MASKS, SOME ARE ENCOURAGING MASKS

DO YOU THINK THE FAA SHOULD STEP IN AND SAY EVERYONE HAS TO WEAR A MASK? IT'S MANDATED? >> IT IS ABSURD THAT THE FAA HAS NOT DONE THIS YET THE DOT HAS NOT TAKEN A LEADERSHIP ROLE HERE

AND HERE WE ARE WELL INTO THE SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS AND STILL NO MANDATE FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STILL NO PLAN FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WE ABSOLUTELY NEED THAT BACKING FROM OUR GOVERNMENT >> IF SOMEONE DOESN'T WANT TO WEAR A MASK ON THE PLANE, I WAS JUST THINKING IF I WERE A FLIGHT ATTENDANT, WHAT DO I DO? YOU SAY TO THE PERSON, PLEASE WEAR IT BUT WHAT ELSE ARE YOU GUYS SUPPOSED TO BE DOING? >> THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE COME TO THE PLANE AND WANT TO FOLLOW THE CREW'S INSTRUCTIONS AND WANT TO HAVE A SAFE, UNEVENTFUL FLIGHT

BUT WE DO HAVE INDIVIDUALS WHO CHALLENGE THAT AND DON'T WANT TO WEAR THE MASK THE AIRLINES ARE SAYING THEY'LL BE BANNED FROM FLYING, BUT WE NEED MORE BACKING FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WE HAD A FLIGHT ATTENDANT WHO WAS JUST ASSAULTED THE OTHER DAY AND ALL SHE CAN DO IS FILE CHARGES HERSELF THE AIRLINE IS BACKING HER

BUT WE REALLY NEED TO HAVE CONSEQUENCES JUST LIKE IF YOU SMOKE ON BOARD PEOPLE REALLY UNDERSTAND THIS HAS TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY AND THERE WILL BE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES IF THEY DON'T COMPLY >> SHE WAS ASSAULTED ON BOARD A FLIGHT? >> YES AND SHE'S HURT AND SHE IS RECOVERING AND THE AIRLINE IS SUPPORTING HER I'M GRATEFUL FOR THAT

BUT THESE ARE THE KINDS OF SITUATIONS WE'RE PUT IN AND THIS RISK IS VERY HIGH AS LONG AS WE ARE NOT CLEAR WITH THE TRAVELING PUBLIC ABOUT WHAT THE REQUIREMENTS ARE, HOW THEY NEED TO WEAR THAT, AND THAT IF THEY DON'T COMPLY, THIS IS PUTTING EVERYONE ELSE IN DANGER AND PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY HAS TO REQUIRE THAT WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER ESPECIALLY IN THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY WHERE WE CANNOT PROPERLY SOCIALLY DISTANCE >> ALL RIGHT TRYING TO KEEP THEM SAFE AND THEMSELVES SAFE

FROM THE NATION'S RUNWAYS TO THE HIGHWAYS IN THE SKIES, THE CORONAVIRUS IS CRIPPLING THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY >> IT'S 11:15 IN THE MORNING AND IT IS VERY QUIET AS YOU CAN TELL >> Reporter: FOR THOSE ON THE FRONT LINES LIKE MATTHEW COOK, IT'S ALL ABOUT A NEW NORMAL IN THE SKIES >> IT'S ALREADY A STRESSFUL PROCESS GOING THROUGH ALL THE LINES NOW YOU HAVE TO ADD IN THE POSSIBILITY OF THE INFECTION OF CORONAVIRUS

>> Reporter: THE DAILY THREAT TO PERSONAL SAFETY, TOP OF MIND >> I TRY AND THINK THAT EVERYTHING IS NORMAL, BUT THERE'S ALWAYS THAT LITTLE FEAR IN MY MIND THAT I MIGHT GET INFECTED >> Reporter: WITH PASSENGER VOLUMES STILL DOWN 71% DOMESTICALLY, AIRLINES ARE FOCUSING ON WAYS TO ENSURE PASSENGERS IT'S SAFE TO FLY AGAIN BUT SOME AIRLINES SAY POLICIES LIKE BLOCKING THE MIDDLE SEATS SIMPLY AREN'T FINANCIALLY SUSTAINABLE SOME FLIGHT ATTENDANTS CALL THAT A DOUBLE EDGED SWORD

>> FROM A BUSINESS STANDPOINT, THEY HAVE TO SURVIVE AND I WANT THEM TO SURVIVE BECAUSE I WANT TO BE EMPLOYEED COME THE FALL BUT FROM AN INDIVIDUAL STANDPOINT, I WOULD LOVE IF WE CAPPED OUR PASSENGER COUNT >> Reporter: WHILE AIRLINES REQUIRE PASSENGERS TO WEAR FACE MASKS, MOST BUT NOT ALL COMPLY HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH SOMEBODY WHO DOESN'T WANT TO WEAR A MASK? >> YOU HAVE A CONVERSATION

YOU TRY TO MAKE IT AS EASY AS POSSIBLE JUST SAY, YOU KNOW, THIS ISN'T JUST ABOUT YOU THIS IS ABOUT ALL OF OUR PASSENGERS ON OUR FLIGHT >> Reporter: NOW A MAJOR FLIGHT ATTENDANT UNION IS ASKING FOR ENFORCEMENT POWER A FEDERAL MANDATE ON MASKS ALLOWING AIRLINES TO PENALIZE THOSE WHO DON'T COMPLY

BEYOND HEALTH CONCERNS, LOOMING JOB CUTS AS SOON AS THIS FALL ARE ADDING TO THE ANXIETY LAST WEEK UNITED WARNED NEARLY 40% OF ITS WORKFORCE COULD LOSE JOBS THIS FALL AMERICAN SAYS IT MAY BE OVERSTAFFED BY AS MANY AS 8,000 FLIGHT ATTENDANTS AND SOUTHWEST NOTES IT WOULD NEED TO SEE PASSENGER LEVELS TRIPLE TO AVOID MASSIVE LAYOFFS LATER THIS YEAR FOR THOSE PREPARING FOR TAKEOFF, THIS ADVICE FROM ATTENDANTS

WASH YOUR HANDS, WIPE DOWN THE ARMRESTS AND THE SEATS WHILE THIS MAY NOT BE PRACTICAL FOR MOST, IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT, BUY THE EXTRA SEAT NEXT TO YOU TO ENSURE MORE DISTANCE FOR PARENTS TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN, PREPARE YOUR KIDS BY TALKING WITH THEM ABOUT HOW THE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WILL BE DIFFERENT THIS TIME AND OF COURSE WEAR A MASK AND THIS SOBERING NOTE HERE

YOU KNOW, WHEN THE AIRLINES AGREE TO TAKE FEDERAL MONEY OR ASK FOR FEDERAL MONEY, IN EXCHANGE THEY HAD TO PROMISE NOT TO LAY ANYBODY OFF UNTIL OCTOBER 1st NOW WE'RE COMING UP TOWARDS THAT DATE, THE AIRLINES HAVE SAID WE COULD BE LOOKING AT TENS OF THOUSANDS OF THE HIGHEST RATE OF CASES PER CAPITA IN THE ENTIRE STATE IN THIS REMOTE FARMING COMMUNITY, HOSPITAL SPACE IS AS VALUABLE AS ANY CROP >> WE ARE KIND OF BUSTING AT THE SEAMS IN TERMS OF CAPACITY >> Reporter: IN IMPERIAL COUNTY, AT LEAST 500 PATIENTS HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED TO HOSPITALS IN OTHER COUNTIES

DR ADOLPH EDWARD IS HEAD OF THIS MEDICAL CENTER WHICH IS NOW PUTTING UP TENTS IN THE PARKING LOT TO HANDLE THE PATIENT OVERFLOW A FAMILIAR SIGHT FOR THIS MILITARY VETERAN WHO SERVED IN IRAQ >> IT ACTUALLY REMINDS ME OF THE WAR THIS TIME THE WAR ZONE ACTUALLY IS HERE IN OUR OWN COUNTRY

>> Reporter: HERE IT'S HOSPITAL WORKERS ON THE FRONT LINES >> I'M STARTING TO UNDERSTAND WHAT PTSD LOOKS LIKE >> BUT JUST KNOW THAT WE'RE ALL PRAYING THAT THIS COMES TO AN END SOON AND WE JUST WANT TO GO BACK TO NORMAL >> Reporter: THE POPULATION IN IMPERIAL COUNTY IS 85% LATINO

A COMMUNITY HIT HARD BY COVID-19 EVEN BEFORE THE PANDEMIC THE REGION WAS PLAGUED BY HIGH RATES OF POVERTY, OBESITY, AND ASTHMA PROBLEMS NOW INFLAMED BY THE VIRUS THE COUNTY IS ALSO FEELING THE IMPACT OF THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS IN NEIGHBORING MEXICO WHERE MANY LEGALLY TRAVEL BACK AND FORTH CARMENA SAYS TEN RELATIVES TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID ONE DIED

THEY LIVE JUST A BLOCK FROM THE HOSPITAL >> WHAT WE HEAR ALL THE TIME ARE HELICOPTERS >> Reporter: THE HELICOPTERS FLYING PATIENTS TO OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE >> THIS IS A MARATHON AND NOT A SPRINT AND IT REALLY FEELS EXHAUSTING SOMETIMES >> Reporter: SERGIO IS WITH RECHAIR MEDICAL SERVICES, THE COMPANY THAT'S TRANSPORTING PATIENTS

BEFORE THE PANDEMIC, THEY USUALLY DID ONE OR TWO TRANSFERS A DAY NOW IT'S AROUND 15 TO 17 A DAY >> I WOULD GUESS THERE ARE DAYS IT'S JUST OVERWHELMING >> USED TO BE ABLE TO CLOCK OUT, YOU KNOW, 5:00 COMES AROUND AND YOU CAN CLOCK OUT NOW THE PHONE RINGS AT ALL HOURS OF THE DAY

>>> THE PHONE RINGS AT ALL HOURS OF THE DAY SOME PATIENTS ARE FLOWN TO SAN FRANCISCO, HUNDREDS OF MILES FROM THEIR FAMILIES >> IT'S VERY CHALLENGING AND WITH THESE FARAWAY FAMILIES, YOU KIND OF HAVE TO BE EVEN MORE AVAILABLE AND MORE OPEN >> AS HOSPITAL BEDS FILL UP, IMPERIAL COUNTY WORRIES IT WILL BE HARDER TO FIND PLACES TO TREAT PATIENTS ONE TENT IS EMPTY BUT LIKELY NOT FOR LONG

>> AS BAD AS THINGS ARE NOW, WE ARE WORRIED WE ARE NOWHERE NEAR THE END >> WE'VE GOT TO GEAR UP WITH THIS MISSION OR WE WILL FIND OURSELVES IN A VERY BAD SITUATION IN OCTOBER >> WHAT IS THIS ABOUT, OCTOBER, THE WORRY? >> NOT JUST CORONAVIRUS, BUT THE FLU SEASON STARTING AND ONE OF THE BIGGEST CONCERNS, IN ADDITION TO HAVING ENOUGH BEDS IS HAVING ENOUGH STAFF IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT, ESPECIALLY IF THIS GOES ON FOR MONTHS >>> THIS MORNING, THE DIRECTOR OF THE CDC TOLD AMERICANS THAT THE WORST IS YET TO COME >> I DO THINK THAT THE FALL IN THE WINTER OF 2020 AND 2021 WILL BE ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TIMES WE'VE EXPERIENCED IN AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU SAID, WITH THE COVID AND INFLUENZA

>> Reporter: PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY MIAMI IS NOW THE COUNTRY'S EPICENTER FOR THE CORONAVIRUS WITH A POSITIVITY RATE AT 28%, ONE OF THE HIGHEST IN THE NATION AND ON TUESDAY, FLORIDA SET A NEW RECORD FOR CORONAVIRUS DEATHS, 132 IN A SINGLE DAY >> IT'S A CRISIS SITUATION >> Reporter: IN THE LAST WEEK, 17 STATES AND WASHINGTON, DC SAW CASES OF NEW INFECTIONS SPIKE OVER 50%

CALIFORNIA, THERE ARE RECORD NUMBERS OF NEW CASES AND HOSPITALIZATIONS IN MICHIGAN, A HOUSE PARTY OVER THE FOURTH OF JULY LEAD TO 43 INFECTIONS AND 66 ADDITIONAL EXPOSURES AND SOME REGIONS ARE TAKING DRASTIC MEASURES PHILADELPHIA IS BANNING EVENTS OF MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE UNTIL MARCH 2021 AND IN NEW YORK AIRPORTS, VISITORS COMING IN FROM 22 STATES DESIGNATED AS COVERT HOT SPOTS NOW NEED TO FILL OUT FORMS FROM THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND AGREED TO A TWO- WEEK QUARANTINE OR FACE A $2000 FINE THIS, AS HEALTH EXPERTS WARNED THAT GETTING THE VIRUS MAY NOT GIVE YOU IMMUNITY IN THE FUTURE A 29-YEAR-OLD WAS FIRST DIAGNOSED IN MARCH AND THEN THE VIRUS CAME BACK EVEN STRONGER ON JULY 4th

>> I CRIED HARD THAT NIGHT IT WAS OVERWHELMING >> Reporter: A BRITISH STUDY OF 96 COVERT PATIENTS FOUND THEIR ANTIBODIES PEAKED THREE WEEKS AFTER THE SYMPTOMS APPEARED AND THEN RAPIDLY DECLINED THREE MONTHS LATER, ONLY 17% OF THOSE TESTED HAD THE SAME LEVELS OF ANTIBODIES >> A SINGLE EXPERIENCE WITH COVID DOES NOT RENDER SOMEONE IMMUNE FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES

>>> ACROSS TEXAS, HEALTH CARE WORKERS ARE SOUNDING THE ALARM >> I'VE NEVER SEEN THIS IN 24 YEARS OF NURSING AND I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT FEELING OF WATCHING THE LAST HEARTBEAT OF A 27-YEAR-OLD MAN THAT SHOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED AND THERE WAS NOTHING TO DO >> Reporter: THE SURGE IN NEW CASES FLOODING HOSPITALS, ESPECIALLY IN SOUTH TEXAS >> TO HANDLE THE SURGE OF PATIENTS, NEAR THE MEXICAN BORDER, CONSTRUCTION CREWS NOW WORK AROUND THE CLOCK >> Reporter: THEY ARE BUILDING NEW BEDS FOR THE PATIENTS AND THEY JUST KEEP COMING

WITH NUMBERS RISING IN HOUSTON, THE MAYOR CALLED THE NEXT TWO WEEKS CRUCIAL >> WE OPENED QUICKLY AND NOW WE FIND THIS VIRUS HAS REEMERGED AND IS SURGING AND THE NUMBERS ARE MUCH MORE AND THE SITUATION IS MORE DEVASTATING THAN IT WAS IN THE FIRST PART OF MAY >> Reporter: SINCE MAY, THE COUNT HAS EXPLODED FROM 29000 TO MORE THAN 275,000 WITH ANOTHER 10,000 TEXANS DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19 ON TUESDAY, ALONE HOSPITALIZATIONS HAVE JUMPED BY MORE THAN ONE QUARTER OVER THE PAST WEEK, TOPPING 10,000 PATIENTS ANDRE TANNER BECAME ONE OF THEM WHEN HE PASSED OUT AND THEN WOKE UP IN AN EMERGENCY ROOM

>> I'M SITTING IN THE HOSPITAL >> Reporter: AFTER TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19, I SEE YOU DOCTORS GIVE THE HEALTHY 23- YEAR-OLD A DIRE DIAGNOSIS >> YOU ARE ALONE IN A HOSPITAL ROOM AND YOU GET THAT CELL PHONE TO CALL YOUR MOM AND WHAT DID YOU TELL HER? >> YOU ARE NEVER PREPARED TO MAKE THAT PHONE CALL TO YOUR PARENTS TELLING THEM YOU MIGHT NOT MAKE IT >> Reporter: TODAY, HE IS AT HOME RECOVERING BUT THE FRONT LINES ARE FAR FROM OVER

IF THE NUMBERS KEEP GOING UP THE WAY THEY ARE, DO YOU SEE ANOTHER SHUTDOWN? >> OF THE NUMBERS KEEP GROWING THE WAY THEY ARE RIGHT NOW, IF THE TRAJECTORY CONTINUES ON THAT COURSE, WE MAY NOT HAVE A CHOICE >> Reporter: ONE OF THE BIGGEST QUESTIONS WILL BE THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, CONSISTING OF NEARLY ONE QUARTER MILLION STUDENTS, EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE WHAT WILL BE HAPPENING IN THE FALL LATER THIS AFTERNOON >> YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT BECAUSE YOU, YOURSELF, CONTRACTED CORONAVIRUS HOW ARE YOU DOING AND TELL US WHAT IT WAS LIKE

>> Reporter: IT HAS BEEN A JOURNEY I WILL NEVER FORGET LOSING MY SENSE OF TASTE AND SMELL WHILE SIPPING ON JUICE THREE WEEKS AGO IT WAS AN UNSETTLING FEELING BECAUSE THE VIRUS IMPACTS EVERYONE SO DIFFERENTLY YOU WAKE UP AND WONDER WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT AND ONE OF THE MOST FRUSTRATING THINGS FOR ME, EVEN THOUGH I HAD A MILD CASE, I WAS IN A MENTAL FOG THAT THE DOCTORS TOLD ME COULD BE A SIGN OF THE INFORMATION IN THE BRAIN AS A RESULT OF THE VIRUS THAT MAKES COMMON TASKS DIFFICULT AND FINGERS CROSSED FOR A SMOOTH RECOVERY IN THE DAYS AND WEEKS AHEAD >> WE ARE HAPPY YOU ARE BACK IN BUSINESS

THANK YOU >>> ANOTHER TOPIC FROM YESTERDAY, THE CAMPAIGN, OF SORTS, AGAINST DR FAUCI, THE HEAD OF THE NIH PAID THE WHITE HOUSE SAID THEY WEREN'T TRYING TO DISPARAGE HIM AND THERE IS NOW AN OP-ED FROM A TOP WHITE HOUSE ADVISER CAN YOU EXPLAIN? >> Reporter: OFFICIALLY, THE WHITE HOUSE AS THEY ARE NOT TRYING TO UNDERCUT DR ANTHONY FAUCI BUT IT COMES DAYS AFTER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS HAD PRIVATELY BEEN UNDERCUTTING THE TOP DOCTOR ON THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE

THEN, THIS ESCALATION WITH PETER NAVARRO WRITING AN OP-ED SAYING ANTHONY FAUCI HAS BEEN WRONG ABOUT EVERYTHING I HAVE INTERACTED WITH HIM ON SOME STRONG LANGUAGE, SAVANNAH FAUCI HAS LONG BEEN AT ODDS WITH TRUMP OFFICIALS BECAUSE HE OFTEN OFFERED MORE BLUNT ASSESSMENTS AND MORE DIRE WARNINGS ABOUT COVID-19 ON TUESDAY BEFORE THE NAVARRO OP-ED CAME OUT, FAUCI WAS ASKED ABOUT THE CRITICISM AND RESPONDED, QUOTE, I BELIEVE, FOR THE MOST PART, YOU CAN TRUST THE MEDICAL AUTHORITIES AND I BELIEVE I AM ONE OF THEM AND I THINK YOU CAN TRUST ME >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH

>>> GHISLAINE MAXWELL WAS EMOTIONAL IN COURT TUESDAY IS A JUDGE RULED THAT SHE BE HELD WITHOUT BAIL THE ILLICIT EX- GIRLFRIEND A LONG TIME CONFIDENT OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN APPEARED TO BE A VIDEO CONTRAST, AND SHE HAD ALWAYS BEEN HAVING A SOCIALITE PASS >> SHE WASN'T IN A GLAMOROUS DRESS WITH HER TRADEMARK SHORT HAIR SHE HAD DARK HAIR IN A PONYTAIL WITH A DARK BROWN PRISON GARB, A VERY DIFFERENT GHISLAINE MAXWELL >> Reporter: SHE PLEADED NOT GIRL LTI TO CHARGES SHE ENTICED MINORS TO ENGAGE IN ILLEGAL SEX ACTS

ASKING FOR FIVE MILLION DOLLARS BAIL AND HOUSE ARREST, HER ATTORNEYS SAID SHE HADN'T HAD CONTACT IN MORE THAN A DECADE WITH EPSTEIN, WHO DIED BY SUICIDE IN FEDERAL PRISON LAST YEAR WHILE AWAITING SEX TRAFFICKING CHARGES THE US DISTRICT JUDGE DECIDED MAXWELL WAS A FLIGHT RISK SAYING, QUOTE, THE DEFENDANT NOT ONLY HAS SIGNIFICANT FINANCIAL RESOURCES, BUT HAS DEMONSTRATED SOPHISTICATION IN HIDING THOSE RESOURCES AND HERSELF IN COURT DOCUMENTS, PROSECUTORS SAID SHE CONTROLS A SWISS BANK TRUST WORTH MORE THAN FOUR MILLION DOLLARS AND HAS ACCOUNTS WITH THE BRITISH BANK MORE THAN TWO MILLION DOLLARS

MAXWELL TRAFFICKED HER FOR SEX WITH EPSTEIN, SAYS A VICTIM, WHEN SHE WAS 16 SHE SAID MAXWELL HAS NEVER SHOWN ANY REMORSE FOR HER HEINOUS CRIMES OR THE DEVASTATING AND LASTING AFFECT HER ACTIONS CAUSED >> I SAID, PLEASE STOP >> Reporter: SHE FIRST DISCLOSED THIS LAST YEAR AND IS SUING MAXWELL AND SAID IN A STATEMENT, KNOWING SHE IS INCARCERATED FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE ALLOWS ME AND MY FELLOW SURVIVORS TO HAVE FAITH THAT WE ARE ON THE RIGHT PATH >> SHE ANSWERED THE JUDGE'S QUESTIONS WITH VERY SHORT ANSWERS AND DIDN'T REACT TO THE IDEA THAT SHE WOULD NOW BE IN JAIL PENDING THE TRIAL

>>> FROM THE NATION'S RUNWAYS TO HIGHWAYS IN THE SKIES, THE CORONAVIRUS IS CRIPPLING THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY >> I'M AT THE AIRPORT VERY QUIET, AS YOU CAN TELL >> Reporter: FOR THOSE ON THE FRONT LINES, IT'S ALL ABOUT A NEW NORMAL IN THE SKIES >> VERY STRESSFUL TO GO THROUGH ALL THESE LINES AND NOW YOU HAVE TO ADD IN THE POSSIBILITY OF THE INFECTION OF CORONAVIRUS

>> THE DAILY THREAT IS TOP OF MIND >> EVERYTHING IS QUOTE-UNQUOTE NORMAL, I TRIED TO THINK, BUT THERE IS A FEAR THAT I MIGHT GET INFECTED >> Reporter: PASSENGER VOLUME IS DOWN AND THEY FOCUS ON WAYS TO ENSURE PASSENGERS IT WAS SAFE TO FOLLOW THROUGH BLOCKING THE MIDDLE SEAT IS AND FINANCIALLY SUSTAINABLE, SOME SAY >> FROM A BUSINESS STANDPOINT, THEY HAVE TO SURVIVE AND I WANT THEM TO SURVIVE BECAUSE I WANT TO BE EMPLOYED, COME FALL

BUT FROM THE INDIVIDUAL STANDPOINT, I WOULD LOVE IT IF WE KEPT OUR CURRENT PASSENGER COUNT >> Reporter: AIRLINES REQUIRE PASSENGERS TO WEAR FACE MASKS AND MOST BUT NOT ALL COMPLY HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH SOMEBODY WHO DOESN'T WANT TO WEAR THE MASK? >> YOU HAVE A CONVERSATION AND YOU TRY TO MAKE IT AS EASY AS POSSIBLE AND YOU SAY, YOU KNOW, THIS ISN'T JUST ABOUT YOU, IT'S ABOUT ALL OF OUR PASSENGERS ON THE FLIGHT >> Reporter: NOW, MAJOR FLIGHT ATTENDANT UNION ASKS FOR ENFORCEMENT POWER WITH THE FEDERAL MANDATE UNMASKS ALLOWING AIRLINES TO PENALIZE THOSE WHO DON'T COMPLY THE ON HEALTH CONCERNS, LOOMING JOB CUTS AS SOON AS THIS FALL AND TO THE ANXIETY

UNITED WARNED NEARLY 40% OF THE WORKFORCE MAY LOSE THEIR JOBS THIS FALL AMERICAN MAY BE OVERSTEPPED BY AS MANY AS 8000 FLIGHT ATTENDANTS SOUTHWEST WOULD NEED TO SEE PASSENGER LEVELS TRIPLE TO AVOID MASSIVE LAYOFFS LATER THIS YEAR AND FOR THOSE PREPARING FOR TAKEOFF, THIS ADVICE FROM FLIGHT ATTENDANTS — WASH YOUR HANDS, WIPED ON THE TRAY TABLE, ARMREST AND THE SEAT IT MAY NOT BE PRACTICAL FOR MOST, BUT IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT, BY THE EXTRA SEAT NEXT TO YOU TO ENSURE MORE DISTANCE PARENTS TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN, PREPARE YOUR KIDS BY TALKING WITH THEM ABOUT HOW THE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WILL BE DIFFERENT THIS TIME

OF COURSE, WEAR A MASK THIS SOBERING NOTE IS WHEN THE AIRLINES AGREED TO TAKE FEDERAL MONEY, IN EXCHANGE, THEY HAD TO PROMISE NOT TO LAY ANYBODY OFF UNTIL OCTOBER 1 AND NOW WE ARE COMING UP TO THAT DATE AND THE AIRLINES HAVE SAID THAT THEY COULD BE LOOKING AT TENS OF THOUSANDS OF LAYOFFS IN THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY THE UNIONS ARE ASKING CONGRESS FOR RELIEF >>> WE HAVE THE INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION OF FLIGHT ATTENDANTS GOOD MORNING

CONGRESS IS TALKING ABOUT FURLOUGHS AND LAYOFFS AT THIS POINT, HOW MANY FLIGHT ATTENDANTS HAD BEEN LAID OFF OR FURLOUGH? >> IN MARCH, WE GOT A PROVISION IN THE CARE

S ACT, THE MOST SUCCESSFUL JOBS PROGRAM IN ALL OF THE COVID RELIEF WHAT IT SAYS IS THAT THE MONEY FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN ONLY GO TO WORK OR'S PAY, BENEFITS CONNECTED TO HEALTH CARE AND THEY CANNOT INVOLUNTARILY FURLOUGH OR LAY ANYONE OFF IT ALSO BANS STOCK BUYBACKS AND DIVIDENDS, THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM IN THE CORONAVIRUS WILL LEAVE BUT IT IS OVER AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER AND WE ASK THAT TO BE EXTENDED IT HAS TO BE DONE NOW BECAUSE AIRLINES HAVE TO PLAN TWO MONTHS OUT

>> FOR FLIGHT ATTENDANTS ON THE JOB RIGHT NOW, HOW ARE THE AIRLINES PROTECTING THEM? >> WELL, WE HAVE WORKED REALLY HARD FROM THE BEGINNING OF THIS PANDEMIC AND WE KNOW THAT BECAUSE WHEN EPIDEMICS BREAK OUT, WE CAN STOP THE SPREAD AT TRANSPORTATION'S DOOR WE ARE WELL BEYOND THAT THE MASS POLICIES ARE SO IMPORTANT IN THE MOST CRITICAL ITEM TO LIMIT THE RISK OF THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS IN THE AIRLINES, WE'VE DONE THAT WHEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DIDN'T STEP UP WE'VE SEEN A DROP IN CASES WITH THE CRUISE

CRUISE WE HAVE TO BE CLEAR ABOUT THE MASKS AND THE MASK ETIQUETTE FOR TAKING DRINKS OR EATING SOMETHING THAT WILL KEEP US SAFE WE ALSO NEED THE PROPER PPE AND FLEXIBLE SICK LEAVE POLICY SO WE CAN SEE IF WE CAN STAY HOME IF THERE IS A THOUGHT WE MAY HAVE CONTRACTED THE VIRUS AND SOME AIRLINES ARE MANDATING MASKS >> WILL THE FAA STEP INTO SAY EVERYONE HAS TO WEAR A MASK, IF MANDATED? >> IT'S ABSURD THE FAA HAS NOT DONE THIS AND THE D

OT HAS NOT TAKEN A LEADERSHIP ROLE HERE ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2001, THERE WERE CHANGES FOR AVIATION SECURITY AND HERE WE ARE, WELL INTO THE SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS AND STILL NO MANDATE FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OR NO PLAN FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WE ABSOLUTELY NEED THAT BACKING FROM OUR GOVERNMENT

IF SOMEONE DOESN'T WANT TO WEAR A MASK, AND IF I WAS A FLIGHT ATTENDANT, WHAT WOULD I DO? YOU CAN ASK THEM TO PLEASE WEAR IT, BUT WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU BE DOING? >> THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE ON THE AIRPLANE WANT TO FOLLOW THE CREW INSTRUCTIONS AND HAVE A SAFE AND UNEVENTFUL FLIGHT WE HAVE PEOPLE THAT CHALLENGE SET AND THE AIRLINES ARE SAYING THEY WILL BE BANNED FROM FLYING BUT WE NEED MORE BACKING FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WE HAD A FLIGHT ATTENDANT THAT WAS ASSAULTED AND ALL SHE CAN DO IS FILE CHARGES WE NEED TO HAVE CONSEQUENCES, JUST LIKE SMOKING ONBOARD PEOPLE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS HAS TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY AND THAT THERE WILL BE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES

>> SHE WAS ON SALTED A BOARD A FLIGHT? >> YES AND SHE WAS HURT AND SHE IS RECOVERING AND THE AIRLINE IS SUPPORTING HER AND I'M GRATEFUL FOR THAT BUT THESE ARE THE SITUATIONS THAT WE WILL PUT IN WITH THIS RISK BEING VERY HIGH AND AS LONG AS WE ARE NOT CLEAR ABOUT WHAT THE REQUIREMENTS ARE AND HOW THEY NEED TO DO THIS AND THAT IF THEY DON'T COMPLY, IT IS PUTTING EVERYONE ELSE IN DANGER PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY HAS TO REQUIRE THAT WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER, ESPECIALLY IN THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY OR WE CAN'T PROPERLY SOCIAL DISTANCE >> WE APPRECIATE YOUR TIME AND THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> IN THIS REMOTE FARMING COMMUNITY, HOSPITAL SPACE IS AS VALUABLE AS ANYTHING >> WE ARE BUSTING AT THE SEAMS WITH CAPACITY

>> SO OVERWHELMING AS THE SURGE OF CASES IN IMPERIAL COUNTY THAT 500 PATIENTS HAVE TRANSFERRED TO OTHER COUNTY HOSPITALS DR ADOLPH EDWARD IS THE CEO OF THE MEDICAL CENTER THAT IS PUTTING UP TENTS IN THE PARKING LOT TO HANDLE THE OVERFLOW A FAMILIAR SIGHT FOR THIS MILITARY VETERAN WHO SERVED IN IRAQ >> IT REMINDS ME OF THE WAR AND THE WAR ZONE ACTUALLY IS HERE IN OUR OWN COUNTRY AND IT IS THE WAR AGAINST COVID

>> HOSPITAL WORKERS ARE ON THE FRONT LINES >> I'M UNDERSTANDING WHAT PTSD LOOKS LIKE >> WE ARE ALL PRAYING THAT THIS COMES TO AN END SOON WE JUST WANT TO GO BACK TO NORMAL >> THE POPULATION IN IMPERIAL COUNTY IS 85% LATINO, HIT DISPROPORTIONATELY HARD BY COVID-19 EVEN BEFORE THE PANDEMIC

THEY WERE PLAGUED BY HIGH RATES OF POVERTY, OBESITY AND ASTHMA, PROBLEMS INFLAMED BY THE VIRUS AND THEY ARE FEELING THE IMPACT OF THE CRISIS IN NEIGHBORING MEXICO WHERE THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS ARE TRAVELING BACK AND FORTH SHE SAID 10 RELATIVES HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID AND ONE DIED THEY LIVE ONE BLOCK FROM EL CENTRO HOSPITAL >> WE CAN HEAR HELICOPTERS ALL THE TIME >> THEY ARE FLYING THE PATIENTS TO OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE

>> IT'S A MARATHON AND NOT A SPRINT IT'S EXHAUSTING >> WITH MEDICAL SERVICES, THEY ARE TRANSPORTING THE PATIENTS AND BEFORE THE PANDEMIC THEY USUALLY DID ONE OR TWO PER DAY AND NOW IT IS ABOUT 15 TO 17 PER DAY >> THERE ARE DAYS WHERE IT IS OVERWHELMING WE USE TO BE ABLE TO CLOCK OUT AT 5:00 AND NOW, THE PHONE RINGS AT ALL HOURS OF THE DAY AND THERE IS NO TIME OFF

>> SOME PATIENTS ARE FLOWN ALL THE WAY TO UC SAN FRANCISCO, HUNDREDS OF MILES FROM THEIR FAMILY >> COMMUNICATION BECOMES VERY CHALLENGING AND WITH THESE FARAWAY FAMILIES, YOU HAVE TO BE EVEN MORE AVAILABLE AND EVEN MORE OPEN >> HOSPITAL BEDS ARE FILLING UP AND IMPERIAL COUNTIES WORRY THAT IT WILL BE HARDER TO TREAT THE PATIENTS OUTSIDE EL CENTRO HOSPITAL, ONE TENANT IS EMPTY BUT LIKELY NOT FOR LONG >> AS BAD AS THINGS ARE RIGHT NOW, WE ARE NOWHERE NEAR THE END

I DON'T THINK WE ARE NEAR THE END WE'VE GOT TO GEAR UP WITH THIS MISSION OR WE WILL FIND OURSELVES IN A VERY BAD SITUATION IN OCTOBER >> THE DOCTOR IN YOUR STORY, WHAT IS IT ABOUT OCTOBER THAT HAS HIM SO WORRIED? >> HE IS WORRIED ABOUT NOT JUST CORONAVIRUS, BUT THE FLU SEASON STARTING ONE OF THE BIGGEST CONCERNS IN ADDITION TO NOT ENOUGH BEDS IS NOT ENOUGH STAFF IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT, ESPECIALLY IF THIS GOES ON FOR MONTHS >>> THIS MORNING, THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19 WITH MASSACHUSETTS- BASED DRUGMAKER, MODERNA, SAYING THE VACCINE IS WORKING ON INDUCED ANTIBODY RESPONSES

THEY HAVE PHASE ONE PARTICIPANTS >> I'M ENCOURAGED BY THE RESULTS AND I THINK IT SHOWS THEY ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK IT'S EXCITING THAT THERE ARE OTHER VACCINE TRIALS GOING ON ACROSS THE WORLD >> IT INCLUDED 45 HEALTHY ADULTS AND EACH RECEIVED TWO VACCINATIONS 28 DAYS APART WITH ONE OF THREE DOSES THE VACCINE WAS GENERALLY WELL TOLERATED BUT HALF THE PARTICIPANTS EXPERIENCED SYMPTOMS INCLUDING FATIGUE AND MUSCLE ACHES

THE AS OF THE RESULTS WERE PUBLISHED IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE AND THE RESEARCHERS SAID AFTER THE SECOND DOSE, ALL 45 DEVELOPED NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODIES ACCORDING TO THE STUDY, THE ANTIBODIES WERE AT LEVELS UP TO FOUR TIMES THE AMOUNT FOUND IN PATIENTS WHO RECOVERED FROM COVID-19 >> IT GENERATES NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODIES TO LEVELS THAT SEEM TO BE HIGHER THAN THE TYPICAL INFECTION THAT'S IMPORTANT BECAUSE EVEN IF IMMUNITY WANES OVER TIME, THE HIGHER YOU START, THE LONGER THE RUNWAY >> DR

ANTHONY FAUCI TEMPERED EXPECTATIONS ON TUESDAY AT A VIRTUAL FORUM HOSTED BY GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY >> YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT NO VACCINE IS GOING TO BE 100% PROTECTIVE WHAT WE HOPE IS THAT WITH A COMBINATION OF PEOPLE HAVING ALREADY BEEN EXPOSED AND A VACCINE THAT IS ANYWHERE FROM 70% TO 75% EFFECTIVE, THAT THERE WILL BE ENOUGH HERD IMMUNITY THAT THERE WILL BE A TIME WHEN YOU AND I DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT GETTING INFECTED WITH THIS AWFUL VIRUS >> FOR NOW, MODERNITY AIMS TO ENROLL 30,000 ADULTS IN THE PHASE THREE TRIAL SET TO BEGIN LATER THIS MONTH THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION HAS SAID AND IT COVID VACCINE NEEDS TO PREVENT ILLNESS OR DECREASE THE SEVERITY IN 50% OF PEOPLE IN ORDER TO BE APPROVED

MODERNA IS A COMPANY THAT IS ON TRACK TO BE ABLE TO DELIVER APPROXIMATELY 500 MILLION DOSES PER YEAR AND POSSIBLY UP TO 1 BILLION DOSES PER YEAR BEGINNING IN 2021 >> WE ARE FEELING BETTER ABOUT THE VACCINE DISTRIBUTED NOT ONLY WITH OUR OWN COUNTRY, BUT TO HAVE DOSES FOR PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD >> IF IT GOES ACCORDING TO PLAN, WHEN IS THE EARLIEST THE VACCINE COULD BE READY AND HOW DO THEY PLAN TO DISTRIBUTE IT? >> THE MODERNA CEO SAID DISTRIBUTION COULD BEGIN AS EARLY AS NEXT YEAR AND IT COULD BE A TIERED SYSTEM WHERE FRONTLINE WORKERS IN HIGH- RISK POPULATIONS ARE GIVEN PRIORITY MODERNA IS NOT WITHOUT CRITICS AND SOME SCIENTISTS PREVIOUSLY SAID THE FAST-TRACK NATURE OF THIS AMOUNTS TO SCIENCE BY PRESS RELEASE NOW THESE RESULTS, THESE EARLY RESULTS, THEY'VE BEEN PUBLISHED IN A PEER REVIEW MEDICAL JOURNAL AND THIS IS CERTAINLY GETTING ATTENTION

>>> WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE >> THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY AND THAT'S ALL I WANTED TO SAY >>> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY — >> IT'S NOT ABOUT DONALD TRUMP, IT'S ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> YOU NEED ANSWERS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY

>> WHAT CHANGES WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ENACTED? >> HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN THERE >> THAT IS THE NEWS STORY AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >>> WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST-RACIAL AMERICA AND WE ARE REMINDED WE ARE NOT >> WE ARE TRYING TO RAISE CONCERN >> I REMEMBER SAYING, WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? WE NOTICED WE ARE DIFFERENT BUT WE SHOULDN'T FEEL LESS THAN

THAT'S MY THING >> WE NEED TO FEEL SAFE >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WITH BREAKING NEWS >> WE SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE >> NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS AT 6:00 a

m EASTERN >>> A REAL CATASTROPHE IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> THE GLOBAL FIGHT UNITES US >> IF THEY DON'T WORK, THEY CAN FEED THEIR FAMILIES

>> TEAMS ON THE GROUND LEARNING FROM WHERE IT HAS BEEN YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL IT'S NOT THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR, ITSELF

THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES, THE UNITED PEOPLE, THE UNITED FIRST >> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THEM IT BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE >> 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 AND ASKED AND WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO IT IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE? >> PEOPLE ARE NOT 6 FEET APART, FOR THE MOST PART

WILL YOU THINK THERE IS A RISK OF TRANSMISSION WITH THE ONGOING PROTESTS? 'VE GOT I COVERED MIGUEL ALMAGUER STARTS US OFF >> Reporter: WITH CALIFORNIA CRIPPLED BY COVID, TONIGHT THE FIRST STATE TO ORDER A SWEEPING SHUT DOWN NOW BECOMING THE LARGEST TO IMPLEMENT A MASSIVE ROLLBACK THE GOVERNOR'S NEW CLOSURES AREN'T JUST LIMITED TO INDOOR DINING, BARS, MOVIE THEATERS AND CHURCHES MOST HAIR SALONS, >>> CALIFORNIA, CRIPPLED BY COVID, AND TONIGHT, THE FIRST DAY TOWARD HER SWEEPING SHUTDOWN IS NOW THE LARGEST TO IMPLEMENT A MASSIVE ROLLBACK

THE GOVERNOR'S NEW CLOSURES ARE JUST LIMITED TO INDOOR DINING, BARS, MOVIE THEATERS AND CHURCHES MOST HAIR SALONS, MALLS, GYMS AND NONCRITICAL OFFICES WHERE MILLIONS WORK EVERY DAY MUST ALSO SHUDDER >> I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT WILL TAKE FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND >> THE VIRUS KILLING SMALL BUSINESSES FACING ECONOMIC DISASTER, CALIFORNIA IS IN THE MIDDLE OF A HEALTH CRISIS

THE STATE IS AVERAGING 8000 NEW CASES A DAY, MORE THAN DOUBLE A MONTH AGO AND HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE UP 43% IN FOUR WEEKS AND THE DEATH TOLL CLIMBED TO 7000 AND MORE THAN ONE-THIRD OF THE CASES ARE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY >> WE'VE NEVER HAD AS MANY PEOPLE INFECTED OR INFECTIOUS AND WE'VE NEVER HAD AS MANY RECORDED POSITIVE CASES EACH DAY WE'VE NEVER HAD AS MANY PEOPLE IN THE HOSPITAL >> Reporter: THE LA

MAYOR COULD ORDER ADDITIONAL CLOSURES LIKE THE BEACHES AND TRAILS BUT THE CITY HOPES TO DRIVE HOME THE REQUIREMENT FOR FACE MASKS, RELEASING A NEW PSA NOT EVERYONE IS LISTENING AND EVEN IN HARD-HIT STATES, SOME REFUSE TO ENFORCE OR REQUIRE MEASURES LIKE FACE MASKS THE MIST MIXED MESSAGES FUELED THE RISE IN CASES CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA AND TEXAS ARE APPROACHING ONE MILLION INFECTIONS SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC >> THIS FALL IN THE WINTER OF 2020 AND 2021 WILL PROBABLY BE ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TIMES WE'VE EXPERIENCED IN AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH

>> Reporter: THERE ARE SIGNS OF PROGRESS BIOTECH COMPANY, MODERNA, WILL SOON TEST THEIR TRIAL VACCINE ON 30,000 PATIENTS HELP MAY NOT COME SOON ENOUGH FOR THIS FAMILY, HOLDING VIGIL ON A SIDEWALK OUTSIDE A HOSPITAL ROOM WHERE A FAMILY MEMBER HAS BEEN ON A VENTILATOR FOR 10 DAYS >> WE KNOW THAT HE CAN HEAR US >> Reporter: TONIGHT, COVID IS IMPACTING LIVES AND LIVELIHOODS IN DEVASTATING WAYS

NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES >>> THIS IS SAM BROCK IN FLORIDA THERE IS A RECORD FOR CORONAVIRUS FATALITIES WITH 100 SIRI TWO, THE HIGHEST IN A SINGLE DAY, FEELING QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THIS STATE >> WE ARE EXPLODING BECAUSE WE DIDN'T HAVE A UNIFIED APPROACH AND WE DIDN'T MANAGE TO CONVINCE OUR POPULATION OF THE SERIOUS RISK >> Reporter: EXPERTS POINT TO A TOXIC COMBINATION OF CROWDED BEACHES, PACKED PROTESTS, BUSTLING BARS AND PEOPLE NOT WEARING MASKS

>> PEOPLE DON'T THINK THEY NEED TO DO SOMETHING >> Reporter: IN MIAMI-DADE, WITH THE POSITIVITY RATE AROUND 25%, OFFICIALS SAY MULTIGENERATIONAL FAMILIES LIVING UNDER ONE ROOF SEE HOUSEHOLD INFECTIONS SPREADING OUT OF CONTROL >> YOUNGER PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CONTAMINATING OLDER PEOPLE >> Reporter: FLORIDA IS RIPPING THROUGH THE DAILY RECORDS AND THEY'VE BEEN DOING MORE TESTING IN MIAMI BEACH, THERE IS A LINE FOR TESTING AROUND THE BLOCK AND THERE IS NOT ENOUGH TIME IN THE DAY TO TEST ALL OF THESE PEOPLE

AS HE PUMPS UP TESTING, GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS ALSO POINTS THE FINGER AT THE AGRICULTURAL WORKERS, SAYING THIS LAST MONTH — >> SOME OF THESE GUYS GO TO WORK IN A SCHOOL BUS AND THEY ARE PACKED IN LIKE SARDINES >> Reporter: AND TONIO REPRESENTS THE FARMWORKERS ASSOCIATION IS THERE ANY EVIDENCE IT IS THE AGRICULTURAL FIELD THAT IS DRIVING THIS SURGE IN FLORIDA? >> NOT AT ALL THE WORKERS ARE DRIVING THIS >> Reporter: THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE TOLD NBC NEWS THAT THE OVERALL AGRICULTURAL PICKING SEASON IS OVER AND THE MIGRANT GROUPS SAY THEY ARE STILL ACTIVE

FLORIDA IS TRYING TO GET A GRIP ON THE CRISIS >> THE ONLY OPTION, UNFORTUNATELY, AT THIS TIME, SINCE WE HAVEN'T SEEN A TURNAROUND THE LAST FEW DAYS DESPITE THESE MEASURES, IS TO ENTER ANOTHER LOCKDOWN >> Reporter: ONE OPTION THAT IS NOT ON THE TABLE SAM BROCK, NBC NEWS IN MIAMI >>> NEW YORK'S GOVERNOR BILLS IT AS A DRASTIC MOVE TO STOP THE SPREAD

>> IF YOU LEAVE THE AIRPORT WITHOUT PROVIDING THE INFORMATION, YOU WILL RECEIVE A SUMMONS IMMEDIATELY >> Reporter: STARTING TODAY, OFFICERS WILL MEET THE PASSENGERS AT NEW YORK AIRPORTS COMING FROM 22 STATES DESIGNATED AS COVID HOT SPOTS THEY NOW NEED TO FILL OUT FORMS FROM THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO PROVIDE CONTACT INFORMATION, OR, FACE A $2000 FINE PRINT THEY HAD ALREADY HAD A TWO-WEEK QUARANTINE FOR THOSE TRAVELERS THIS PASSENGER IS RETURNING TO SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY FROM CALIFORNIA >> WE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE THIS OUT

WE WANT PEOPLE TO COME BACK >> Reporter: WITH TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TRAVELING HERE EVERY DAY, CAN IT BE ENFORCED? LAST MONTH, GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCED THAT THEY WOULD HAVE A $10,000 FINE IF THEY ENTER THE STATE WITHOUT QUARANTINING AND SO FAR, NO FINES HAVE BEEN ISSUED IN NEW YORK CITY MONTHS AGO, TEXAS IMPOSED ITS OWN 14 DAY QUARANTINE FOR TRAVELERS FROM THE NORTHEAST BUT TODAY, TEXAS OFFICIALS SAID THEY DIDN'T CITE ANYONE, JUST A RANDOM SPOT CHECKS >> BY THE SHEER NUMBER THAT WE WOULD NEED TO ENFORCE THIS AROUND THE CLOCK, 24/7, WE DON'T HAVE THAT >> Reporter: THREE PEOPLE WERE TURNED AWAY FROM WARREN COUNTY NEW YORK AND THEY TESTED POSITIVE WITH 46 RESIDENTS NOW ON LOCKDOWN AND BEING MONITORED

>> WE HAVE EIGHT ACTIVE CORONAVIRUS CASES IT GETS HARDER AND MORE LABOR INTENSIVE >> Reporter: THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE SAID TRAVELERS DRIVING FROM HOT SPOTS MUST FILL OUT THE FORM ONLINE IT'S NOT CLEAR HOW THAT WOULD BE ENFORCED >>> IN A NEW INTERVIEW WITH CBS NEWS, PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD BY POLICE TERRIBLE

HE HAD BACK WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE UNDERLYING ISSUE OF DEADLY USE OF FORCE BY POLICE >> Reporter: WHY ARE AFRICAN- AMERICANS STILL DYING AT THE HANDS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT? >> SO OUR WHITE PEOPLE SO OUR WHITE PEOPLE WHAT A TERRIBLE QUESTION TO ASK SO OUR WHITE PEOPLE, MORE WHITE PEOPLE, BY THE WAY

MORE WHITE PEOPLE >> Reporter: HE ALSO DEFENDED THE DISPLAY OF THE CONFEDERATE FLAG >> YOU UNDERSTAND IT IS A REMINDER? >> WHAT PEOPLE? PEOPLE ARE NOT THINKING ABOUT SLAVERY IT'S FREEDOM OF SPEECH, WHETHER CONFEDERATE FLAGS OR BLACK LIVES MATTER OR ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT'S FREEDOM OF SPEECH

>> Reporter: THOSE COMMENTS AS THE PRESIDENT FACES FRESH FOLLOWED OVER HIS CORONAVIRUS RESPONSE THERE WAS AN EXTRAORDINARY REBUKE FROM FOUR FORMER HEADS OF THE CDC WHO ARE GOOD IN A NEW OP- ED PUBLISHED IN THE WASHINGTON POST THAT THE PRESIDENT AND WHITE HART OFFICIALS ARE ATTEMPTING TO UNDERMINE THE AGENCY'S GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOLS HOPING TO REOPEN IN THE FALL THE CONDEMNATION FROM THE DOCTORS COMES AS PRESIDENT TRUMP BLASTED THE CDC'S SCHOOL REOPENING GUIDELINES IS VERY TOUGH AND EXPENSIVE >> FOR THE GUIDELINES ISSUED BY THE CDC AND UNDERMINED BY THE WHITE HOUSE, IT CONFUSES EVERYONE >> THE GUIDELINES ARE BASED IN SCIENCE

IF WE CAN RELY ON THAT, WHERE ARE WE GOING TO TURN? >> Reporter: A WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL SAID THAT IT'S BEEN WORKING WITH THE CDC IN PARTNERSHIP SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC THEY ENCOURAGE ALL AMERICANS TO FOLLOW CDC GUIDELINES EPSTEIN GIRLFRIEND >> Reporter: GHISLAINE MAXWELL WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR HER >>> BAIL DENIED GHISLAINE MAXWELL WILL HAVE TO WAIT FOR HER TRIAL BEHIND BARS

THE EX- GIRLFRIEND AND LONGTIME PARTNER OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN PLEAD NOT GUILTY AND ASKED THE COURT FOR FIVE MILLION DOLLARS BAIL AND HOME ARREST IN A LUXURY MANHATTAN HOTEL THE ELUSIVE 58- YEAR-OLD APPEARED VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE IN A BROWN PRISON UNIFORM >> MAXWELL LOOKED COMPLETELY DIFFERENT IN THE PICTURES WHERE USED TO SEEING PITCH HAD MUCH LONGER HAIR, DARKER AND BACK IN A PONYTAIL >> THE DEFENSE TEAM ARGUED THAT THE COVID PANDEMIC AND TIME BEHIND BARS WAS NOT REALISTIC THE JUDGE REJECTED THE PROPOSAL, SAYING MAXWELL POSES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF FLIGHT

SHE WAS LESS THAN CANDID ABOUT HER WEALTH, REPORTEDLY AND THEY SAID SHE HOLDS A SWISS BANK ACCOUNT WORTH MORE THAN FOUR MILLION DOLLARS AND A BRITISH ACCOUNT WORTH MORE THAN TWO MILLION THEY SAID SHE TOOK DELIBERATE STEPS TO AVOID LAW ENFORCEMENT, INCLUDING WRAPPING HER CELL PHONE IN TIN FOIL, A SEEMINGLY MISGUIDED EFFORT TO EVADE DETECTION HER ATTORNEYS ARGUED THAT SHE TOOK EXTRA STEPS TO AVOID THE MEDIA AN ACCUSER TOLD THE JUDGE THAT MAXWELL ENJOYED DRAWING HER VICTIMS IN WITH PERCEIVED CARRYING SHE SAID SHE WAS 16 WHEN SHE WAS SEXUALLY TRAFFIC BY MAXWELL AND SHE TOLD THE COURT BY PHONE THAT MAXWELL LIED UNDER OATH AND TORMENTS HER SURVIVORS

THE ARREST WAS MET WITH DISBELIEF BY OTHER EPSTEIN ACCUSER'S >> I'M STILL TRYING TO WRAP MY BRAIN ABOUT THIS, HER BEING BEHIND BARS JUSTICE ALREADY FAILED US A FEW TIMES BEFORE I'M WAITING FOR THE OTHER SHOE TO DROP >> Reporter: GHISLAINE MAXWELL WILL HAVE A LOT OF TIME TO THINK IN HER JAIL CELL

THE TRIAL WON'T BEGIN UNTIL JULY OF NEXT YEAR EADINP >>> IN CALIFORNIA, A DIVIDE RUNS DEEP IN ORANGE COUNTY WITH SOME PLEADING TO KEEP STUDENTS AT HOME AND AT A VIRTUAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING, THEY ARE TRYING TO GET THE DOORS OPEN THE ORANGE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION AGREED AND RECOMMENDED THAT STUDENTS IN ALL 28 DISTRICTS RETURN TO THE CLASSROOM NEXT MONTH, NO MASK OR SOCIAL DISTANCING REQUIRED WITH THE PAPER ADOPTING AND APPROVING THE DISTANCE LEARNING AS BEING AN UTTER FAILURE AND FRUSTRATING TO ALL, CITING DISPARITIES WITH TECHNOLOGY THE DECISION TO REOPEN IS UP TO EACH DISTRICT BUT THEY CALL IT CRITICAL FOR THE WELL-BEING OF THE CHILDREN AND COMMUNITIES IN THE NORTH AND THE SOUTH, LOS ANGELES AND SAN DIEGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS GO IN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION, ANNOUNCING THE START OF SCHOOL WILL BE ONLINE ONLY AND RETURNING TO THE CLASSROOM AS SOON AS CONDITIONS ALLOW

>> IN-PERSON LEARNING, WHEN IS IT POSSIBLE? WE ARE PREPARED FOR THAT BUT QUITE FRANKLY IN CALIFORNIA, IT'S NOT POSSIBLE RIGHT NOW >> Reporter: A PATCHWORK APPROACH FROM STATE TO STATE WITH NO UNIFORMITY EVEN AMONG NEIGHBORING DISTRICTS PARENTS CAN CHOOSE BETWEEN VIRTUAL AND IN- PERSON LEARNING AND SMALLER CLASSES FOR EVERYONE AND SCHEDULED HANDWASHING >> IT WILL CAUSE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND WE ALREADY SPENT UPWARDS OF CLOSE TO 50 MILLION DOLLARS TO GET SCHOOLS UP AND GOING AND WE ARE GOING TO NEED MORE >> Reporter: THE MAJORITY OF PUBLIC EDUCATION IS FUNDED AT THE STATE AND LOCAL LEVEL BUT ALL EYES ARE IN WASHINGTON FOR THE EXTRA BOOST WITH CONGRESS APPROVING MORE THAN $13 BILLION OF AID FOR SCHOOLS EARLY IN THE PANDEMIC AND IN THE NEXT PACKAGE, HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS MORE COULD BE ON THE TABLE

A LOT OF THIS COMES DOWN TO TEACHERS AND WHETHER THEY ARE READY TO COME BACK IN GEORGIA, SURVEY BY THE LARGEST EDUCATOR ASSOCIATION SAID HALF OF THOSE RESPONDING DON'T BELIEVE THE DISTRICT HAS DONE ENOUGH TO RESPOND TO THE VIRUS >>> 29-YEAR-OLD CARTER WRIGHT KNOWS ALL TOO WHILE THE SYMPTOMS THAT COME WITH COVID, THE COUGH, THE BODY ACHES AND THE HIGH FEVER >> AT ONE POINT, I HAD COLD PACKS IN MY ARMPITS >> Reporter: HE WAS DIAGNOSED IN MARCH AND THEN COVID CAME BACK STRONGER ON JULY 4th

>> I CRIED HARD THAT NIGHT, SUPER OVERWHELMING >> Reporter: YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE THROUGH WITH THIS? >> YEAH >> Reporter: HE TESTED POSITIVE BOTH TIMES AND WHY WASN'T HE PROTECTED BY ANTIBODIES? NEW RESEARCH SUGGESTS THAT VIRUS PROTECTION MAY NOT LAST LONG BRITISH RESEARCHERS STUDIED 96 COVID PATIENTS

THEY FOUND THE ANTIBODIES PEAKED THREE WEEKS AFTER SYMPTOMS APPEARED AND THEN RAPIDLY DECLINE THREE MONTHS LATER, ONLY 17% OF THOSE TESTED HAD THE SAME LEVEL OF ANTIBODIES THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA DOCTOR WAS SICK WITH COVID IN MARCH AND STILL WEARS PPE IF ANTIBODY PRODUCTION DROPS FAST, IT COULD BE A TROUBLING DEVELOPMENT >> IT COULD BE REINFECTIONS AND THAT DESTROYS THE CONCEPT OF WHAT WE HAVE WITH HERD IMMUNITY WHERE LARGE NUMBERS CAN ULTIMATELY EXTINGUISH THE INFECTION AND PUT THIS BEHIND US A LITTLE BIT

>> Reporter: RESEARCHERS DON'T KNOW IF THE PROTECTION MIGHT DIMINISH OVER TIME >> WE KNOW THAT A SINGLE EXPERIENCE WITH COVID DOES NOT RENDER SOMEONE IMMUNE FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES AND IT MAY NOT MAKE THEM IMMUNE FOR MORE THAN A FEW MONTHS >> Reporter: THEY BELIEVE THE SICKEST PATIENTS LIKELY HAVE MORE PROTECTION, BUT IT MAY DIMINISH OVER TIME AND EVEN RECOVERED PATIENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO WEAR MASKS >>> AMONG THE CHAOS, FATHER TRIES TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE >> ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY

>>> THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM WE NEED ANSWERS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING WE GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN THERE >> THERE IS LYING EVERY DAY AND THAT IS THE NEW STORY

>>> WE'VE GOT BREAKING NEWS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS AT 6:00 am EASTERN TIME

>>> THE VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A REAL CATASTROPHE IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> THE PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES IF THEY DON'T WORK >> LEARNING FROM WHERE IT'S BEEN >> OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS, WE GO IN STAGES

>> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL AND IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES, A UNITED PEOPLE A UNITED FIRST >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION WE CAN ALL EXTEND A HAND

>>> 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 ORDERED AND TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE? >> ARE YOU WORRIED THAT THIS WILL PAY OFF, IN TERMS OF THE ONGOING PROTESTS? >>> WE ARE BACK AND IT IS TAX DAY IT WAS POSTPONED FOR THE PANDEMIC IF YOU HAVEN'T FILED, STEPHANIE RUHLE ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS GOOD MORNING WE HAVE A QUESTION THAT SOMEBODY SENT IN

>> FOR THE BACKLOG, ARE THERE ANY ADVANTAGES OF DIGITAL OVER PAPER? WHAT DO YOU THINK? >> THERE ARE ALWAYS ADVANTAGES TO FILING ELECTRONICALLY IT WORKS A LOT FASTER AND IF YOU DO IT ELECTRONICALLY AND SIGN UP FOR DIRECT DEPOSIT AND IF YOU ARE DO TO GET A REFUND, 70% OF PEOPLE WHO FILE ARE, YOU GET THE MONEY FASTER IF YOU DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO A COMPUTER, YOU CAN DO IT WITH THE OLD- FASHIONED PEN AND PAPER IT'S COMPLICATED AND PEOPLE THINK IF YOU DO IT ONLINE, YOU CAN AFFORD TURBOTAX BUT 70% OF PEOPLE WHO FILE ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE FREE IRS SOFTWARE IF YOU GO TO IRS

GOV AND TYPE IN FREE FILE, THERE'S A CHANCE YOU CAN USE THE SOFTWARE FOR FREE BUT THEY KEY IS THAT YOU HAVE TO DO IT TODAY YOU CAN'T AVOID IT OR YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY A FINE >> ALL RIGHT, THAT'S IMPORTANT HERE IS DAVID FROM NORTH CAROLINA >> I FOUND MY FEDERAL TAX RETURN IN FEBRUARY AND WHEN CAN I GET MY REFUND? >> WHERE IS THE MONEY? SERIOUSLY

DAVID SHOULD BE GETTING A REFUND AND SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN IT BY NOW WE KNOW THAT BECAUSE OF COVID THERE ARE SOME DELAYS BUT THE ABSOLUTE THING IS THE FAVORITE THING ON IRSGOV, THERE IS A TAB CALLED, WHERE'S MY REFUND? YOU CAN TRACK EXACTLY WHERE IT IS AND ASSUMING HE DID DIRECT DEPOSIT, HE SHOULD BE ABLE TO GO ON RIGHT NOW AND FIND THAT MONEY >> WHAT IF HE DIDN'T DO DIRECT DEPOSIT? >> YOU CAN CONTACT THE IRS AND YOU CAN SEND THEM AN EMAIL WITH THE PHONE NUMBER BUT LET'S BE HONEST IT'S A GOVERNMENT AGENCY AND IF YOU HAVE TO DO WITH THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY, IT TAKES A WHILE

>> THE FINAL QUESTION IS FROM ROSS IN SAN FRANCISCO >> THE EXTENSION ON FILING YOUR TAXES? >> HE WAS ASKING IF THERE IS ANY WAY TO GET AN EXTENSION ON FILING YOUR TAXES? >> THERE ABSOLUTELY IS AND WE SHOULD THINK ABOUT JULY 15 THE SAME WAY AS APRIL 15 YES, YOU CAN GET A THREE MONTH EXTENSION THROUGH OCTOBER BUT IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE HE STILL OWES THEM MONEY AND THAT IS JUST AN EXTENSION TO FILE THE PAPERWORK DURING THIS PERIOD OF TIME, YOU WILL OWE INTEREST BUT PEOPLE CAN GO ON THE WEBSITE TODAY BECAUSE THERE ARE ALL SORTS OF SHORT AND LONG-TERM PAYMENT PLANS BUT THIS IS A REALLY DIFFICULT TIME, ECONOMICALLY WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE NOT HAVING THE CASH RIGHT NOW YOU CAN'T JUST HIDE UNDER THE COVERS AND AVOID IT

IF YOU DON'T ADDRESS IT, YOU WILL RACK UP SIGNS AND IF YOU DON'T HAVE YOUR MONEY TO PAY BASIC TAXES, YOU WILL MAKE IT WORSE YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT >> THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> IN A VIRTUAL SPEECH HELPING YOUNG GIRLS FIND THEIR VOICES, MEGHAN MARKLE IS REDISCOVERING HERS >> I BELIEVE WE ARE ON THE CUSP OF A TRANSFORMATION

>> THE DUCHESS OF SUSSEX SPOKE AT AN ORGANIZATION EMPOWERING FOR YOUNG WOMEN AROUND THE GLOBE >> WE ARE USING OUR VOICES ON AND OFF-LINE >> Reporter: IT'S HER FIRST MAJOR ADDRESS SINCE STEPPING BACK FROM ROYAL LIFE AND AS A FULL- TIME ROYAL, SHE WAS OFTEN AWAY FROM THE POLITICAL BUT NOW, A DIFFERENT TONE >> BLACK LIVES PROTESTS ARE ORGANIZED AROUND THE WORLD WE ARE REFORMING THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

>> WHILE NOT MENTIONING THE ROYAL FAMILY, DELIVERING THIS MESSAGE ABOUT CHALLENGING INSTITUTIONS >> THEY DON'T LISTEN UNTIL THEY HAVE TO THE STATUS QUO IS EASILY CONFUSED AND HARD TO BREAK >> THE DUCHESS CARRIES THE VIRTUAL STAGE AND SHARES IT WITH MICHELLE OBAMA >> THE PANDEMIC HAS SHOWN THE EFFORTS ARE EVEN MORE IMPORTANT RIGHT NOW

>> FOR MEGAN, IT'S HER FIRST TIME BACK IN THE SPOTLIGHT BUT SHE HAS HARDLY REMAINED SILENT LAST MONTH, IN THE WAKE OF THE GEORGE FLOYD PROTESTS, SHE DELIVERED A STIRRING SPEECH TO HER HIGH SCHOOL ALMA MATER >> BECAUSE GEORGE FLOYD'S LIFE MATTERED AND BREONNA TAYLOR'S LIFE MATTERED AND THE LIVES MATTERED >> HER HUSBAND SPOKE OUT ABOUT BRITAIN'S RACIST PAST >> THERE IS NO WAY WE CAN MOVE FORWARD UNLESS WE ACKNOWLEDGE THE PAST

>> NOW IN CANDID AND PERSONAL TERMS, A MESSAGE AS MUCH FOR HERSELF, PERHAPS, AS FOR HER AUDIENCE >> IT'S A HARD PART FOR ME, TO CHASE YOUR CONVICTIONS WITH PASSION >>> IF WE WERE TO WIPE THE SLATE CLEAN AND CREATE A SYSTEM THAT CENTERS ON PEOPLE OF COLOR, PARTICULARLY BLACK AND INDIGENOUS AND OTHER PEOPLE OF COLOR, WHAT WOULD LIFT THEM UP TO MAKE SURE THEY WERE HEARD? >> THE RIGHT TO VOTE IS FUNDAMENTAL IN AMERICAN DEMOCRACY IT'S ONGOING WITH SYSTEMIC RACISM >> AREAS WITH HIGHER BLACK POPULATIONS

>> THE PRIMARIES HIGHLIGHTED THAT RACE IS A FACTOR IN OUR ELECTIONS IS THIS TRULY THE GOVERNMENT FOR THE PEOPLE? IF NOT, COULD A MORE REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY HELP GET US THERE? >> THE TWO PARTY SYSTEM IN THE US, WE BELIEVE, IS A MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR TO STRUCTURAL RACISM >> WE NEED A MORE EQUITABLE DEMOCRACY TO FOCUS ON EQUITY IN ELECTIONS

A WINNER TAKE ALL SYSTEM DOMINATED BY TWO MAIN PARTIES HAS HISTORICALLY UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES OF COLOR >> MAYBE THERE IS ONE PARTY THAT IS REALLY HOSTILE TO ANYTHING RELATED TO RACIAL EQUITY GENERALLY SPEAKING, THEY BELIEVE THEY HAVE NO WAY TO ATTRACT FOLKS OF COLOR AND THEY PRETTY MUCH DO ANYTHING THEY CAN TO UNDERMINE THE PARTICIPATION OF COMMUNITIES AND COLOR AND THE OTHER PARTY CAN SAY WE ARE HERE FOR YOU AND WE ARE NOT THEM, WE ARE BETTER AND WHO ELSE DO YOU HAVE TO VOTE FOR? IT'S AN UNTENABLE SITUATION WHERE PEOPLE OF COLOR FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE NO CHOICE >>> CONGRESS IS MORE DIVERSE THAN EVER AND JUST OVER 20% OF VOTING NUMBERS ARE RACIAL OR ETHNIC MINORITIES IN A COUNTRY WHERE 40% OF THE POPULATION IS NOT WHITE AND THE OFFICE SPEAKS FOR ITSELF

THEY'VE BECOME LAWSUITS BETWEEN DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS AND 2018, THEY HAD MAPS WHERE DEMOCRATS HAD BEEN WEAKENED AT THE VOTING POWER OF MINORITIES AND FOR GERRYMANDERING, ALL TOGETHER, IT WAS ARGUED THAT A POTENTIAL SOLUTION WOULD BE A PARTY SYSTEM FOR THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND INSTEAD OF A WINNER-TAKE-ALL BETWEEN DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN, CANDIDATES FROM FOUR TO FIVE PARTIES WOULD HOLD POWER AND THE NUMBER OF SEATS WOULD BE PROPORTIONAL TO THOSE WON BY EACH PARTY AND IT WOULD BE SIMILAR TO SYSTEMS IN IRELAND AND AUSTRALIA CANDIDATES COULD COMPETE FOR US SENATE SEATS IN THE WHITE HOUSE USING CHOICE VOTING WHERE VOTERS LIST THEIR PREFERENCES IN ORDER AND THE WINNING CANDIDATE IS DETERMINED BY RANK

THESE ELECTIONS WOULD NOT BE PROPORTIONAL, SINCE THE OFFICE IS DESIGNED FOR A SINGLE WINNER >> THE PUBLIC WOULD HAVE A CENTER LEFT PARTY OF DEMOCRATS AND WE WOULD HAVE A CENTER RIGHT POLITICAL PARTY THAT WOULD BE CALLED OLD- SCHOOL REPUBLICAN PARTIES THAT DOESN'T EXIST ANYMORE AND WE WOULD HAVE A NATIONALISTIC PARTY FURTHER TO THE RIGHT AND THEN MAYBE ONE OR TWO FURTHER TO THE LEFT THIS WOULD PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A NEW PARTY THAT TRULY EMBRACES RACIAL EQUITY AS A MAIN VALUE TO RISE AND TO BE THE HOME FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR WHO ARE DISAFFECTED BY THE TWO-PARTY SYSTEM >> MINORITY POLITICAL PARTIES HAVE HISTORICALLY EXISTED BUT THEIR SUCCESS IS OFTEN FLEETING IN THE 1970s, THERE WERE POLITICAL LEADERS IN TEXAS AND OTHER SOUTHWEST STATES

>> THEY WERE ABLE TO WIN SEATS BECAUSE THEY WERE THE MAJORITY ONCE AGAIN, THE CHALLENGE OF A WINNER-TAKE-ALL SYSTEM PUTS PRESSURE FOR THOSE SMALL POLITICAL PARTIES TO TRY TO CONTEST WITHIN THE STRUCTURE OF A TWO-PARTY SYSTEM, AS OPPOSED TO BLOSSOMING AND BEING ABLE TO EMBODY THE HOPES AND DREAMS OF COMMUNITIES OF COLOR BECAUSE THEY HAVE A PATH TO BUILDING A POLITICAL POWER >> THERE IS NO CONSTITUTIONAL PRECEDENT FOR A TWO-PARTY SYSTEM >>> THIS IS ABOUT MS-13 AND WE WILL HAVE ANOTHER ANNOUNCEMENT NEXT WEEK WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND THE FBI AND OTHERS, CONCERNING OUR CITIES THE LEFT-WING GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT ARE RUNNING OUR CITIES ARE NOT DOING THE JOB THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING AND IT'S NOT A VERY TOUGH JOB TO DO IF THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WERE DOING

WE WILL TALK ABOUT THAT NEXT WEEK AND PROBABLY HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT AS TO WHAT WE ARE PLANNING TO DO TO HELP THEM THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE ASKING FOR HELP AND THEY DON'T WANT TO ASK MAYBE THEY ARE PROUD OR MAYBE THEY THINK IT IS BAD, POLITICALLY WE CAN'T HAVE HAPPENED AND WHAT IS HAPPENING WE ARE HERE TODAY TO PROVIDE AN UPDATE ON NINE ADMINISTRATION'S ALL-OUT CAMPAIGN TO DESTROY MS- 13, A VILE AND EVIL GANG OF PEOPLE

WE'VE JUST CONCLUDED A HISTORIC OPERATION LEADING TO THE ARREST AND INDICTMENT OF DOZENS OF SAVAGE MS-13 MEMBERS AND LEADERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY THIS IS SOMETHING THAT HAS TAKEN PLACE OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS I WANT TO THANK ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR FOR DOING A GREAT JOB IN MANY WAYS, MANY WAYS, NOT JUST HERE AND ACTING SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY WEALTH AND FBI DIRECTOR WRAY THEY ARE JOINING US TODAY WE WILL BE DISCUSSING A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT WE DID AND WHERE WE ARE GOING

MS-13 HAS BEEN A PROBLEM FOR OUR COUNTRY FOR A LONG AND WE'VE TAKEN THEM OUT BY THE THOUSANDS THE RADICAL LEFT- WING POLITICIANS ARE OPENING BORDERS AND WELL FOR FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS IN MY ADMINISTRATION WANTS SECURITY FOR OUR PEOPLE AND WE WANT THE RULE OF LAW AND WE WANT LAW AND ORDER IN THE LAST THREE YEARS, ICE HAS DEPORTED OVER 16,000 GANG MEMBERS AND ARRESTED OVER 2000 MEMBERS OF MS-13 THINK OF THOSE NUMBERS 16,000 AND ARRESTED OVER 2000 MEMBERS OF MS-13

WE'VE ALSO DEPORTED A LOT OF THE MS-13 PEOPLE OUT OF OUR COUNTRY THE ACTIONS BY THE JOINT TASK FORCE HAS THE RECENT OFFENSE THIS HAS BEEN A BIG ADMINISTRATION RULE TO FOLLOW GANGS WE CAME INTO THIS ADMINISTRATION AND WE SAID, WHAT IS GOING ON? WE HAD GANGS FROM COUNTRIES THAT YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE MORE THAN 20 CRIMINALS WE INDICTED AND ARRESTED IN THE PAST SEVEN DAYS WERE ILLEGAL ALIENS AND ON FOR THE FIRST TIME, YESTERDAY, THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA INDICTED MS-13 LEADERS ON CHARGES OF TERRORISM

WE HAVE THE MS-13 LEADER ON CHARGES OF TERRORISM IT'S A FIRST IS THAT CORRECT? TERRORISM IT GIVES US EXTRA STRENGTH IN NEW YORK AND NEVADA, 21 MS-13 MEMBERS AND LEADERS HAVE BEEN INDICTED ON CHARGES INCLUDING MURDER, KIDNAPPING AND DRUG TRAFFICKING

THE DOJ HAS ALSO ANNOUNCED IT WILL SEEK THE DEATH PENALTY FOR A BLOODTHIRSTY MS- 13 LEADER RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DESPICABLE KILLING OF SEVEN AMERICANS, INCLUDING TWO TEENAGE GIRLS OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS, THE D

OJ AND DHS HAVE MADE SEVERAL ARRESTS AT HIGH LEVELS INCLUDING SEVERAL IMMIGRATION ARRESTS I WANT TO THANK THEM FOR THE WORK ALONG WITH THE FBI AND WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL THEY WORKED CLOSELY TOGETHER AT THE BORDER AND THE BORDER, AS YOU KNOW, IS SETTING NEW RECORDS FOR ALLOWING PEOPLE IN THAT ARE ALLOWED TO COME IN

WE BELIEVE THE MONSTERS WHO MURDER CHILDREN SHOULD BE PUT TO DEATH AND WE SEEM TO HAVE A GOOD AGREEMENT ON THAT THESE PEOPLE MURDER CHILDREN AND THEY DO IT AS SLOWLY AND VICIOUSLY AS POSSIBLE WE WILL NOT ALLOW THESE ANIMALS TO TERRORIZE OUR COMMUNITIES AND WE WON'T REST UNTIL EVERY MEMBER OF MS-13 IS BROUGHT TO JUSTICE WE'VE DONE A GREAT JOB WITH MS-13 AND WE ARE STEPPING IT UP TO A HIGHER LEVEL IT'S NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE, THERE'S NEVER BEEN A MOVE LIKE THIS BEFORE AND MUCH OF IT HAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE OR WE WOULDN'T BE TALKING ABOUT IT

WHEN BIDEN AND THE RADICAL LEFT WANT TO OPEN BORDERS, TO MS- 13 AND OTHERS, WE WANT STRONG BORDERS WE WANT, AS I'VE SAID, WE WANT BORDERS AND WITHOUT BORDERS, YOU DON'T HAVE A COUNTRY WE HAVE A GREAT COUNTRY AND IT'S COMING BACK STRONGER THAN EVER WITH EVERY NUMBER STRONGER THAN EVER BEFORE WE HAVE A GREAT THIRD QUARTER AND WE WILL HAVE A GREAT FOURTH QUARTER AND NEXT YEAR WILL BE ONE OF THE STRONGEST YEARS, ECONOMICALLY, WE'VE EVER HAD

I WILL ASK ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR TO SAY A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE MS-13 AND WHAT WE'VE DONE AND WHAT WE PLAN TO DO AND NEXT WEEK WE WILL HAVE A VERY EXCITING NEWS CONFERENCE BECAUSE WE WILL TALK ABOUT SOME OF THESE CITIES WHERE THESE DEMOCRATS RUNNING THEM HAVE LOST CONTROL OF THE CITIES THAT WILL BE VERY INTERESTING >>> WHEN I CAME TO THE DEPARTMENT AS ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE PRESIDENT MADE IT CLEAR THAT ONE OF HIS TOP PRIORITIES IS TO REDUCE VIOLENT CRIME IN THE US AND TO DESTROY MS-13 IN THE UNITED STATES

WHAT WE'VE BEEN DISCUSSING WITH THE PRESIDENT IS PART OF THAT EFFORT IT IS A PROJECT VULCAN OR TASK FORCE BALKAN, TARGETING A HIGHER LEVEL PLAYERS IN THE MS-13 OPERATIONS MS-13 IS UNIQUE IN THIS SENSE THEY HAVE THE STREET SAVAGERY THAT YOU WOULD SEE IN A GANG IT'S NOT DRIVEN BY COMMERCIAL INTERESTS THE WAY, FOR EXAMPLE, THE MAFIA WAS

IT'S ABOUT THE HONOR OF BEING THE MOST SAVAGE, BLOODTHIRSTY PERSON YOU CAN BE AND BUILDING UP A REPUTATION AS A KILLER IN SOME WAYS, IT'S A DEATH CULT AND THEY USE THE TERROR THAT THEY CAUSE BUY THEIR SAVAGERY BASIC PURPOSE, WHICH IS VIOLENCE, TERRORIZING PEOPLE THEY OPERATE WITH HIERARCHY, PROGRAMS THEY CALL THEM PROGRAMS

AND UNDER EACH PROGRAMS, THEY HAVE DIFFERENT CLIQUES THEY HAVE PROGRAMS AND CLIQUES OPERATING IN THE UNITED STATES WHILE THEIR CENTER OF GRAVITY IS IN CENTRAL AMERICA, THOUSANDS HAVE COME INTO THE US ILLEGALLY

THEY COME IN NOW, ALTHOUGH IT IS HARDER TO GET ACROSS THE BORDER, BUT TRADITIONALLY, THEY WOULD COME ACROSS THE BORDER INTO HOUSTON, AND THEN FANNED OUT ACROSS THE UNITED STATES INTO DIFFERENT CENTERS OF ACTIVITY TODAY WE WERE TALKING WITH THE PRESIDENT ABOUT THREE ACTIONS WE TOOK DIAZ WAS INDICTED KNIT EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA FIRST TIME WE HAVE USED TERRORISM CHARGES AGAINST A MEMBER OF MS- 13 HE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR ACTIONS IN 13 STATES, 20 CLIQUES IN THE UNITED STATES

HE WAS ALSO THE PERSON WHO WOULD GREEN LIGHT ASSASSINATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES THE ORDERS COME FROM THE REQUEST TO ASSASSINATE PEOPLE, GO DOWN TO EL SALVADOR, AND HE WOULD GREEN LIGHT THE HIT WE ALSO TOOK DOWN, THIS WAS AN HSI, CASE IN LAS VEGAS WE TOOK DOWN THE HOLLYWOOD CLIQUE WHICH OPERATED NOT ONLY IN NEVADA BUT ALSO IN CALIFORNIA AND IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, AGAIN, LONG ISLAND

WE TOOK DOWN 21 MEMBERS AND THE LEADERSHIP OF THAT ORGANIZATION AND THEN FINALLY, THESE ARE THE NEW YORK PEOPLE THAT WERE INDICTED FINALLY, I ANNOUNCED THAT WE ARE GOING TO SEEK THE DEATH PENALTY AGAINST A LEADER OF THE MS-13 IN NEW YORK THE PRESIDENT MADE A TRIP TO BRENTWOOD, NEW YORK, EARLIER IN HIS ADMINISTRATION AND HE MET WITH THE FAMILIES OF VICTIMS THAT HAD BEEN KILLED BY MS-13, INCLUDING THE FAMILY OF TWO YOUNG GIRLS WHO WERE BUTCHERED WITH MACHETES AND THE PERSON WE ARE SEEKING THE DEATH PENALTY AGAINST WAS INVOLVED IF THOSE MURDERS, AS WELL AS THE MURDERS OF TWO AFRICAN- AMERICANS, WHO THEY JUST SAW ON THE STREET AND THOUGHT THEY WERE FROM A RIVAL GANG AND JUST BUTCHERED

THOSE ARE THE ACTIONS WE ARE TAKING THERE IS MORE COMING, AS WE CAN TARGET THE LEADERSHIP OF MS- 13 WE ARE WORKING VERY CLOSELY WITH EL SALVADOR ON THIS THEY HAVE BEEN VERY COOPERATIVE AND WE HAVE THE HSI, AND THE FBI WITH OPERATIONS DOWN IN EL SALVADOR

>>> IN PAST ADMINISTRATIONS, EL SALVADOR, HONDURAS, GUATEMALA DID NOT COOPERATE WITH THE UNITED STATES AT ALL THEY WOULDN'T LET US BRING PEOPLE BACK AND UNDER THIS ADMINISTRATION, A LONG TIME AGO, ALMOST I WOULD SAY MY SECOND OR THIRD DAY, I SAID THAT IS NOT GOING TO WORK THEY BRING THEM BECOME AND THEY SAY GET THEM OUT OF HERE WE ARE NOT TAKING THEM AND THEY DON'T COME CLOSE TO SAYING THAT ANY MORE SO THE OPERATION IS GOING TO BE VERY GOOD

THIS IS PROBABLY THE MEANEST, WORST GANG ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD, THE MS-13 GROUP AND BIG DENT PUT IN THEM, TOOK PLACE OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS AND REALLY OVER THE LAST YEAR HEAVY FOCUS ON MS-13 THEY ARE AN EVIL GROUP OF PEOPLE THEY ARE SICK, THEY ARE DERANGED, AND WE ARE TAKING CARE OF IT

I WANT TO THANK THESE GREAT CRIME FIGHTERS WITH US TODAY THANK YOU >> THE US ATTORNEY FROM NEVADA, THE U

S ATTORNEY FROM THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA, OBVIOUSLY THE DIRECTOR OF THE FBI, MATT AL BANS OF ICE, MIKE CART HALL OF THE BUREAU OF PRISONS

YOU MIGHT ASK WHY THE BUREAU OF PRISONS? THEY LIKE TO TRY TO OPERATE OUT OF PRISONS, AND WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE COLLECT INTELLIGENCE IN THE PRISON SYSTEM, AND REGINA LOMBARDO OF ATF, TIM SHAY OF DEA AND THE SECRETARY OF DHS, CHAD >> LIKE CENTRAL CASTING WE FORGOT ONE PERSON >> I'M SORRY THE HEAD OF THIS PROGRAM IS JOHN DURHAM, JR

, FROM THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK WHO HAS SPENT, HOW MANY YEARS IN JOHN? >> 15 AND I HAVE BEEN DOING MS-13 FOR 10 YEARS >> ON LONG ISLAND WHICH IS ONE OF THE HOT BEDS OF MS-13 ACTIVITY OR AT LEAST WAS >> THAT IS GREAT

SO IMPORTANT IT IS LIKE CENTRAL CASTING AND YOU ARE GOING TO DO A GREAT JOB AND WE APPRECIATE IT AND WE WILL BE MEETING YOU IN A SIMILAR VEIN, BUT A LITTLE DIFFERENT SUBJECT, PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOST CONTROL OF SOME OF OUR GREAT CITIES WE ARE GOING TO STRAIGHTEN THINGS OUT

>> Reporter: WHAT ABOUT TAKING OVER CITIES EARLIER THIS WEEK? IS THAT WHAT NEXT WEEK IS ABOUT? >> YOU'LL SEE NEXT WEEK WE'LL TELL YOU IN GREAT DETAIL IT IS SOMETHING I THINK AT THIS POINT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT TO SEE THEY HAVE BEEN RUN VERY POORLY, THESE CITIES, WHETHER IT IS SEATTLE, WHERE WE WERE GETTING READY TO GO IN AND THEY DECIDED TO GO IN AND THAT IS GOOD MINNEAPOLIS, WHERE WE HAD THE NATIONAL GUARD GO IN, AND AS SOON AS THEY DID THAT, WE STRAIGHTENED THAT MESS UP

THEIR POLICE ARE GOOD THEY WERE TOLD NOT TO DO ANYTHING WE ARE DOING A GREAT JOB IN PORTLAND PORTLAND WAS VERY ROUGH AND THEY CALLED US IN AND WE DID A GOOD JOB WE HAVE OTHER CITIES OUT OF CONTROL

THEY ARE LIKE WAR ZONES AND IF THE CITY ISN'T GOING TO STRAIGHTEN IT OUT, IF LOCAL POLITICIANS OR, IN THIS CASE, THEY ARE ALL DEMOCRATS THEY ARE ALL LIBERAL, LEFT- WING DEMOCRATS AND IT IS ALMOST LIKE THEY THINK THIS IS GOING TO BE THIS WAY FOREVER WHERE IN CHICAGO 68 PEOPLE WERE SHOT AND 18 DIED LAST WEEK WE ARE NOT GOING TO PUT UP WITH THAT

WE ARE NOT QUESTIONING TO PUT UP WITH THAT SO THAT IS FOR OUR NEXT DISCUSSION THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH >> I GUESS ALONG VERY WELL WITH DR FAUCI

I HAVE A VERY GOOD RELATIONSHIP I HAVE A VERY GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH DR FAUCI THANK YOU VERY MUCH >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

TRYING TO CLEAR UP THOSE MIXED MESSAGES YOU JUST HEARD DR FAUCI MENTION IN THAT STORY KRISTEN LOST HER FATHER, MARK, ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO AFTER HE CONTRACTED THE DISEASE LAST MONTH IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA KRISTEN THINKS HIS DEATH COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED IF POLITICIANS HAD DONE MORE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE DISEASE KRISTEN ACTUALLY USED HER FATHER'S OBITUARY TO CALL OUT WHAT SHE CALLS A LACK OF LEADERSHIP

SHE IS NOW CHANNELING HER SADNESS INTO ACTION, CREATING AN AWARENESS CAMPAIGN AND KRISTEN JOINS US ON THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING FIRST OF ALL, WE ARE SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS GENUINELY SORRY LET'S START BY HEARING A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT YOUR FATHER, MARK

WHAT WAS HE LIKE? >> MY DAD WAS AN AMAZING PERSON HE WAS A LOVER OF NATURE AND THE NIGHT SKY HE IS ALSO THE LIFE OF THE PARTY HE LOVED NASCAR, THE DALLAS COWBOYS, SPORTS AND WAS SCONES EXACTLY BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER TO BE ABLE TO CELEBRATE LIFE HE WAS DEFINITELY THE PERSON WHO INTRODUCED ME TO POLITICS

HE WAS A PATRIOT, AND HE DEFINITELY DIDN'T DESERVE TO DIE ON HIS OWN, WITH JUST A NURSE IN THE ICU HOLDING HIS HAND >> WAS HE CONCERNED? WAS HE WORRIED AT ALL ABOUT CONTRACTING THE VIRUS? DID HE SAY ANYTHING ABOUT THAT? >> YES I AM VERY LUCKY, IN THAT I HAVE FRIENDS WHO ARE EPIDEMIOLOGYIOLOGIS I WORK FOR A NONPROFIT CALLED MIGHTY EARTH SO I WAS WORRIED ABOUT CORONAVIRUS AS EARLY AS JANUARY AND TALKING TO BOTH MY MOTHER AND FATHER ABOUT THE TACTICS WE SHOULD BE TAKING TO KEEP OURSELVES SAFE

THEY PARTICIPATED IN THE SHELTER IN PLACE, AND WHENEVER THE GOVERNOR ROLLED BACK THE EXECUTIVE ORDER AND STARTED SENDING MIXED MESSAGES TO MY FATHER, THAT IS WHENEVER I STOPPED WINNING MY BATTLE AND PROTECTING MY PARENTS THE GOVERNOR WAS ON RECORD AS LATE AS YOU KNOW, AS LATE AS LATE MAY, SORRY, SAYING IF YOU DON'T HAVE AN UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITION, IT IS SAFE TO BE OUTSIDE AND AT THAT TIME, MY FATHER THEN YOU KNOW WOULD COME BACK TO ME AND SAY KRISTEN, IF THE GOVERNOR IS SAYING IT IS SAFE, WHY CAN'T I GO OUT AND CATCH UP WITH FRIENDS? HE IS TELLING ME TO GO SHOPPING HE IS TELLING ME TO GO OUT AND GET A DRINK WHY WOULD HE TELL US IT IS SAFE IF IT IS NOT SAFE? >> IT WAS TWO WEEKS AFTER THAT MY FATHER FIRST GOT HIS FEVER, STARTED HAVING A COUGH

AND A COUPLE OF DAYS LATER WE HAD TO TAKE HIM TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM >>> WE REACHED OUT TO THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE ABOUT YOUR FATHER'S DEATH AND I WANT TO READ WHAT THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE SAID THEY SAID QUOTE OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY AND LOVED ONES WE KNOW NOTHING CAN FULLY ALLEVIATE THE PAIN ASSOCIATED WITH HIS LOSS AND EVERY LOSS FROM THIS VIRUS IS TRAGIC

WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THAT, KRISTEN? >> I DO NOT NEED THE GOVERNOR'S HEART I NEED THE GOVERNOR AND THE PRESIDENT TO ACT THEY ARE WORKING TO FORCE THIS FALSE NARRATIVE ON US THAT WE HAVE TO PICK THE ECONOMY OR PUBLIC HEALTH AND THAT IS SIMPLY NOT TRUE >>> THIS IN ABOUT MASKS, SPECIFICALLY, AS YOU ARE ACUTELY AWARE THERE CONTINUES TO BE TENSION IN THIS COUNTRY BETWEEN FOLKS WHO UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE AND NECESSITY OF WEARING MASKS AND THOSE WHO DON'T IN ARIZONA, THERE IS NO STATEWIDE MANDATE FOR MASKS

WHAT DO PEOPLE THAT YOU TALK TO IN ARIZONA, WHAT DO THEY SAY ABOUT JUST THAT IDEA? THE FACT THAT THERE IS NO MASK MANDATE THROUGHOUT THE STATE? >> YOU KNOW, I JUST SPENT THE LAST WEEK IN ARIZONA TALKING TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHILE WEARING MASKS, BEING SOCIAL DISTANCED AND OUTSIDE AND PEOPLE ARE BEGGING FOR THE GOVERNOR TO TAKE ADDITIONAL ACTION SOME STILL QUESTION THE EFFICACY OF MASK WEARING BY AND LARGE THE OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF FOLKS I HAVE TALKED TO THINK IT IS RIDICULOUS THAT THE STATE HASN'T TAKEN MORE MEASURES WHEN THERE IS MOUNTING EVIDENCE THAT MASK WEARING HELPS REDUCE TRANSMISSION S

IT IS DOCTORS AND NURSES ON THE FRONT LINES AND FOLKS HAVING TO MAKE THESE IMPOSSIBLE DECISIONS I JUST READ MARICOPA COUNTY, WHERE MY PARENTS LIVE, ONLY HAS 12 ICU BEDS LEFT THAT DOESN'T ONLY AFFECT PEOPLE WHO HAVE CORONAVIRUS, THAT AFFECTS SOMEBODY WHO HAD A HEART ATTACK OR STROKE THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE IN THE UNITED STATES >> KRISTEN, LASTLY, BEFORE I LET YOU GO, YOU WROTE IN YOUR FATHER'S OH BIT THAT YOU ARE CHANNELING YOUR SADNESS AND RAGE INTO BUILDING THIS AWARENESS CAMPAIGN SO FEWER FAMILY ARE FORCED TO ENDURE WHAT YOUR FAMILY HAS BEEN FORCED TO ENDURE

HOW IS THAT GOING SO FAR? >> IT HAS BEEN A HIGHLIGHT BY ALL OF THIS MARKED BY COVID- 19 IS THE ORGANIZATION I'M STARTING TO BUILD, IT IS WHERE I'M COLLECTING STORIES OF INDIVIDUALS TO COME FORWARD AND ALSO I'M WORKING TO SPONSOR A MORE HONEST OBITUARY SO IF FOLKS ARE INTERESTED IN DONATING TO SUPPORT THAT, I RECOMMEND GOING TO THE WEBSITE JUST TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT OF A PREVIEW, A WOMAN FROM TEXAS HAS REACHED OUT TO ME AND HAS SAID THAT MY STORY, AND COMING FORWARD, HAS GIVEN HER SO MUCH SOLACE AND A MOMENT IN WHICH SHE JUST LOST HER MOTHER ON THE FOURTH OF JULY I'M WORKING WITH HER NOW TO, AND US TOGETHER TO GRIEVE AND TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE CAN RAISE MORE AWARENESS FOR THE UNTIMELY LOSS OF HER MOTHER IN TEXAS AS WELL

WE ARE JUST GETTING STARTED >> THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME THIS MORNING AND THANK YOU, ALSO, FOR CHANNELING THAT GRIEF AND THAT SADNESS INTO SOMETHING THAT IS GOING TO BE SO REMARKABLE THANK YOU >>> THIS MORNING THE DIRECTOR OF THE CDC TELLING AMERICANS THE WORST IS YET TO COME >> I DO THINK THE FALL AND THE WINTER OF 2020 AND 2021 ARE GOING TO BE PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TIMES WE HAVE EXPERIENCED IN AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU SAID

THE CO- OCCURRENCE OF COVID-19 AND INFLUENZA >> Reporter: THE WARNING COMING AS PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY MIAMI IS NOW THE COUNTRY'S EPICENTER FOR THE CORONAVIRUS THE POSITIVITY RATE HERE? 28% OF THE ONE OF THE HIGHEST IN THE NATION ON TUESDAY, FLORIDA SETTING A NEW RECORD FOR CORONAVIRUS DEATHS 132 IN A SINGLE DAY

>> ALL OF SOUTH FLORIDA IS IN A CRISIS SITUATION >> Reporter: IN THE LAST WEEK, 17 MORE STATES AND WASHINGTON DC SAW CASES OF NEW INFECTIONS SPIKE OVER 50% IN CALIFORNIA, RECORD NUMBERS OF NEW CASES AND HOSPITALIZATIONS

IN MICHIGAN, A PACKED HOUSE PARTY OVER THE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND LED TO 43 INFECTIONS AND 66 ADDITIONAL EXPOSURES NOW SOME REGIONS ARE TAKING DRASTIC MEASURES PHILADELPHIA BANNING EVENTS OF MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE UNTIL MARCH 2021 AND AT NEW YORK AIRPORTS, VISITORS COMING IN FROM 22 STATES DESIGNATED AS COVID-19 HOT SPOTS NOW NEED TO FILL OUT FORMS FROM THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND AGREE TO A 2- WEEK QUARANTINE, OR FACE A $2000 FINE THIS, AS HEALTH EXPERTS WARN THAT GETTING THE VIRUS MAY NOT GIVE YOU IMMUNITY IN THE FUTURE

29-YEAR-OLD CARTER WRIGHT WAS FIRST DIAGNOSED IN MARCH THEN THE VIRUS CAME BACK EVEN STRONGER ON JULY 4TH >> I CRIED HARD THAT NIGHT IT WAS SUPER OVERWHELMING >> Reporter: IN FACT, A BRITISH STUDY OF 96 COVID-19 PATIENTS FOUND THEIR ANTIBODIES PEEKED THREE WEEKS AFTER THE SYMPTOMS APPEARED, THEN RAPIDLY DECLINED

THREE MONTHS LATER, ONLY 17% OF THOSE TESTED HAVE THE SAME LEVELS OF ANTIBODIES >> A SINGLE EXPERIENCE WITH COVID-19 DOES NOT RENDER SOMEONE IMMUNE FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES >>> THIS MORNING ACROSS TEXAS, HEALTHCARE WORKERS ARE SOUNDING THE ALARM >> THIS IS SOMETHING IN MY 24 YEARS OF NURSING THAT I HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE >> I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT FEELING IN WATCHING THAT LAST HEARTBEAT ON A 27-YEAR-OLD MAN THAT SHOULD NOT HAVE HAD THAT OUTCOME AND THERE WAS NOTHING YOU COULD DO TO STOP IT

>>> THE SURGE OF CASES FLOODING HOSPITALS, ESPECIALLY IN SOUTH TEXAS AT DHR HOSPITAL NEAR THE NEXT CAN BORDER CONSTRUCTION CREWS NOW WORK ROUND THE CLOCK, BUILDING NEW BEDS FOR THE PATIENTS THAT JUST KEEP COMING AND HOUSTON, WITH NUMBERS RISING, THE CITY'S MAYOR CALLING THE NEXT TWO WEEKS CRUCIAL >> WE OPENED UP QUICKLY AND NOW WHAT WE FIND IS THIS VIRUS HAS REEMERGED, IS SURGING NOW, AND THE NUMBERS ARE MUCH MORE, THE SITUATION IS MORE DEVASTATING NOW THAN THEY WERE BACK IN THE FIRST PART OF MAY >> Reporter: SINCE MAY, THE STATE'S CASE COUNT HAS EXPLODED FROM 29,000 TO MORE THAN 275,000

ANOTHER 10,000 TEXANS DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19 ON TUESDAY ALONE STATEWIDE, HOSPITALIZATIONS HAVE JUMPED BY MORE THAN A QUARTER OVER THE PAST WEEK, CURRENTLY TOPPING 10,000 PATIENTS ANDRE TANNER BECAME ONE OF THEM WHEN HE PASSED OUT AND WOKE UP IN AN EMERGENCY ROOM >> I'M SITTING IN A HOSPITAL WHERE BLOOD CLOTS IN MY LUNGS >> Reporter: AFTER TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19, ICU DOCTORS GIVE THE HEALTHY 23-YEAR- OLD A DIRE DIAGNOSIS

>> YOU ARE ALONE, IN A HOSPITAL ROOM, AND YOU GET THAT CELL PHONE TO CALL YOUR MOM AND WHAT DO YOU TELL HER? >> YOU ARE NEVER PREPARED TO MAKE THAT PHONE CALL TO ANY PARENT AND TELLING THEM THAT YOU MIGHT NOT MAKE IT >> Reporter: TODAY, WHILE TAN SOLDIER NOW AT HOME RECOVERING, THE FIGHT ON THE FRONT LINES IN TEXAS IS FAR FROM OVER >> IF THE NUMBERS KEEP GOING UP THE WAY THEY ARE, DO YOU SEE ANOTHER SHUT DOWN? >> IF THE NUMBERS KEEP GOING UP THE WAY THEY ARE RIGHT NOW, IF THE TRAJECTORY CONTINUES ON THAT COURSE, THEN WE MAY NOT HAVE A CHOICE >> Reporter: OF COURSE ONE OF THE BIGGEST QUESTIONS OF ALL WILL BE THE IMPACT ON THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR

THE HOUSTON DISTRICT EXPECTED TO MAKE THEIR ANNOUNCEMENT ON WHAT WILL BE HAPPENING IN THE FALL COME LATER THIS AFTERNOON >>> YOU, YOURSELF, CONTRACTED CORONAVIRUS SO FIRST OF ALL, HOW ARE YOU DOING? AND TELL US WHAT THAT WAS LIKE >> Reporter: YEAH, IT HAS BEEN A BIT OF A JOURNEY I'LL NEVER FORGET LOSING MY SENSE OF TASTE AND SMELL WHILE HAVING JUICE ABOUT THREE WEEKS AGO

IT WAS AN UNSETTLING FEELING BECAUSE THIS VIRUS IMPACTS EVERYONE IN SUCH A DIFFERENT WAY TO KIND OF WAKE UP AND WONDER WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT AND I'LL SAY ONE OF THE MOST FRUSTRATING PARTS FOR ME, EVEN THOUGH I DID HAVE A MILD CASE, IT WAS KIND OF A MENTAL FOG THE DOCTORS HAVE TOLD ME COULD BE A SIGN OF INFLAMMATION IN THE BRAIN THAT MADE COMMON TASKS A BIT MORE DIFFICULT SO FINGERS CROSSED FOR A SMOOTH RECOVERY IN THE DAYS AND WEEKS AHEAD THANKS SO MUCH

>> YOU ARE CLEAR THINKING NOW, MORGAN HAPPY YOU ARE BACK IN BUSINESS THANK YOU >>> ANOTHER TOPIC AND WE TALKED ABOUT THIS YESTERDAY, THIS CAMPAIGN OF SORTS, AGAINST DR FAUCI, THE WHITE HOUSE SAYING THEY WEREN'T SENDING OUT OR WEREN'T TRYING TO DISPARAGE HIM

NOW THERE IS AN OP ED FROM A TOP WHITE HOUSE ADVISER CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHAT THIS IS ABOUT? >> OFFICIALLY, YOU ARE RIGHT, THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THEY ARE NOT TRYING TO UNDERCUT DR ANTHONY FAUCI BUT IT DOES COME DAYS AFTER TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN PRIVATELY UNDERCUTTING THE DOCTOR ON THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE THEN OVERNIGHT PETER NOVARRO SAID ANTHONY FAUCI HAS BEEN WRONG ABOUT EVERYTHING I HAVE INTERACTED WITH HIM ON

FAUCI HAS LONG BEEN AT ODDS WITH TRUMP OFFICIALS, BECAUSE HE HAS OFFERED MORE BLUNT ASSESSMENTS AND MORE DIRE WARNINGS ABOUT COVID-19 NOW ON TUESDAY, BEFORE THIS NOVARRO OP ED CAME OUT, FAUCI WAS ASKED ABOUT THE CRITICISM AND HE RESPONDED, QUOTE, I BELIEVE FOR THE MOST PART YOU CAN TRUST RESPECTED MEDICAL AUTHORITIES I BELIEVE I'M ONE OF THEM, SO I THINK YOU CAN TRUST ME >>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH GHISLAINE MAXWELL WAS EMOTIONLESS IN COURT TUESDAY AS A JUDGE RULED SHE BE HELD WITHOUT BAIL

THE GIRLFRIEND OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN APPEARING VIA VIDEO >> SHE DIDN'T HAVE HER TRADEMARK SHORT HAIR SHE HAD DARK HAIR BACK IN A PONYTAIL AND A DARK BROWN PRISON GARB, SHE PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO CHARGES SHE ENTICED MINORS TO ENGAGE IN ILLEGAL SEX ACTS ASKING TO BE RELEASED ON $5 MILLION BAIL AND HOUSE ARREST HER ATTORNEYS SAYING SHE HADN'T HAD CONTACT IN MORE THAN A DECADE WITH EPSTEIN, WHO DIED IN FEDERAL PRISON LAST YEAR WHILE AWAITING SEX TRAFFICKING CHARGES

US DISTRICT JUDGE ALLISON NATHAN DECIDED MAXWELL WAS A FLIGHT RISK SAYING SHE HAS SIGNIFICANT FINANCIAL RESOURCES, BUT HAS DEMONSTRATED SOPHISTICATION, IN HIDING THOSE RESOURCES AND HERSELF MAXWELL CONTROLS A SWISS BANK TRUST WORTH MORE THAN $4 MILLION AND HAS ACCOUNTS IN A BRITISH BANK WORTH MORE THAN $2 MILLION

BY PHONE, THE VICTIM TOLD THE COURT MAXWELL HAS NEVER SHOWN ANY REMORSE FOR HER HEINOUS CRIMES OR THE DEVASTATING, LASTING EFFECTS HER ACTIONS CAUSED >> I WAS TELLING THEM TO STOP PLEASE STOP >> Reporter: JENNIFER ROSE IS SUING MAXWELL, SAID IN A STATEMENT KNOWING THAT SHE IS INCARCERATED FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE ALLOWS ME AND MY FELLOW SURVIVORS TO HAVE FAITH THAT WE ARE ON THE RIGHT PATH >> MAXWELL WAS NEARLY EXPRESSIONLESS THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PROCEEDING, ANSWERING THE JUDGE'S QUESTIONS IN VERY SHORT ANSWERS

SHE REALLY DIDN'T REACT TO THE IDEA THAT SHE WOULD NOW BE IN A JAIL, PENDING THIS TRIAL >> Reporter: FROM THE NATION'S RUNWAYS TO THE HIGHWAYS IN THE SKIES, THE CORONAVIRUS IS CRIPPLING THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY >> I'M HERE AT THE AIRPORT IT IS 11:15 IN THE MORNING, AND IT IS VERY QUIET, AS YOU CAN TELL >> Reporter: FOR THOSE ON THE FRONT LINES, LIKE FLIGHT ATTENDANT MATTHEW COOK, IT IS ALL ABOUT A NEW NORMAL IN THE SKIES

>> IT IS STRESSFUL, HAVING TO GO THROUGH ALL THE LINES AND NOW YOU HAVE TO ADD IN THE POSSIBILITY OF THE INFECTION OF CORONAVIRUS >> Reporter: THE DAILY THREAT TO PERSONAL SAFETY TOP OF MIND >> I TRY AND THINK THAT EVERYTHING IS QUOTE UNQUOTE NORMAL BUT THERE IS ALWAYS THAT LITTLE FEAR IN MY MIND THAT I MIGHT GET INFECTED >> Reporter: WITH PASSENGER VOLUME STILL DOWN 70% DOMESTICALLY, AIRLINES ARE FOCUSING ON WAYS TO ENSURE PASSENGERS IT IS SAFE TO FLY AGAIN

SOME FLIGHT ATTENDANTS CALL THAT A DOUBLE- EDGED SWORD FROM A BUSINESS STANDPOINT, THEY HAVE TO SURVIVE AND I WANT THEM TO SURVIVE BECAUSE I WANT TO BE EMPLOYED COME FALL BUT FROM AN INDIVIDUAL STANDPOINT, YES, I WOULD LOVE IT IF WE CAPPED OUR CURRENT PASSENGER COUNSEL >> Reporter: WHILE AIRLINES REQUIRE PASSENGERS TO WEAR FACE MASKS, MOST BUT NOT ALL COMPLY

>> HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH SOMEBODY WHO DOESN'T WANT TO WEAR A MASK? >> YOU HAVE A CONVERSATION YOU TRY TO MAKE IT AS EASY AS POSSIBLE TO SAY, YOU KNOW, THIS ISN'T JUST ABOUT YOU, THIS IS ABOUT ALL OF OUR PASSENGERS ON OUR FLIGHT >> Reporter: NOW A MAJOR FLIGHT ATTENDANT UNION IS ASKING FOR ENFORCEMENT POWER A FEDERAL MANDATE ON MASKS, ALLOWING AIRLINES TO PENALIZE THOSE WHO DON'T COMPLY >> LOOMING JOB CUTS AS SOON AS THIS FALL ARE ADDING TO THE ANXIETY

LAST WEEK UNITED WARNED NEARLY 40% OF ITS WORK FORCE MAY LOSE THEIR JOBS THIS FALL AMERICAN SAYS IT MAY BE OVERSTAFFED BY AS MANY AS 8000 FLIGHT ATTENDANTS SOUTHWEST NOTES IT WOULD NEED TO SEE PASSENGER LEVELS TRIPLE TO AVOID MASSIVE LAYOFFS LATER THIS YEAR FOR THOSE WHO ARE PREPARING FOR TAKE OFF, THIS ADVICE, WASH YOUR HANDS, WIPE DOWN THE TRAY TABLE, THE ARMRESTS AND THE SEATS WHILE THIS MAY NOT BE PRACTICAL FOR MOST, IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT, BUY THE EXTRA SEAT NEXT TO YOU

FOR PARENTS TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN, PREPARE YOUR KIDS BY TALKING TO THEM ABOUT HOW THE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WILL BE DIFFERENT THIS TIME AND OF COURSE, WEAR A MASK AND THIS SOBERING NOTE HERE YOU KNOW, WHEN THE AIRLINES AGREED TO TAKE FEDERAL MONEY OR ASK FOR FEDERAL MONEY, IN EXCHANGE THEY HAD TO PROMISE NOT TO LAY ANYBODY OFF UNTIL OCTOBER 1 NOW WE ARE COMING UP TOWARD THAT DATE AND THE AIRLINES HAVE SAID, WE COULD BE LOOKING AT TENS OF THOUSANDS OF LAYOFFS ON THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY

THAT'S GOT THE UNIONS ASKING CONGRESS FOR SOME SORT OF RELIEF >>> SARAH NELSON IS THE INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION OF FLIGHT ATTENDANTS GOOD MORNING TOM WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT FURLOUGH AND HIS LAYOFFS AT THIS POINT, HOW MANY FLIGHT ATTENDANTS HAVE BEEN LAID OFF OR FURLOUGHED? >> WHAT WE DID IN MARCH IS WE GOT A PROVISION IN THE CARES ACT THAT IS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL JOBS PROGRAM IN ALL OF THE COVID-19 RELIEF

WHAT IT SAYS IS THE MONEY FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN ONLY GO TO WORKERS PAY, BENEFITS, KEEP US CONNECTED TO OUR HEALTHCARE AND THEY CANNOT INVOLUNTARILY FURLOUGH OR LAY ANYONE OFF CAN ALSO CAPS EXECUTIVE BONUSES AND BANS STOCK BUYBACKS AND DIVIDENDS THIS IS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM OF ALL OF THE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BUT IT ENDS AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER SO WE ARE ASKING FOR THAT TO BE EXTENDED

AND IT HAS TO BE DONE NOW, BECAUSE AIRLINES HAVE TO PLAN TWO MONTHS OUT FOR SCHEDULING >>> SO FOR FLIGHT ATTENDANTS WHO ARE ON THE JOB RIGHT NOW, HOW ARE THE AIRLINES PROTECTING THEM? >> WELL, WE HAVE WORKED REALLY HARD FROM THE BEGINNING OF THIS PANDEMIC, AND WE KNOW IT WELL BECAUSE WHEN EPIDEMICS BREAK OUT, WE CAN STOP THE SPREAD AT TRANSPORTATION'S DOOR WE ARE WELL BEYOND THAT SO THE MASK POLICIES WERE SO IMPORTANT

THIS IS THE MOST CRITICAL ITEM THAT WILL HELP LIMIT THE RISK OF THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS SO WE REALLY IMPLORED OUR AIRLINES TO DO THAT WHEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DIDN'T STEP UP WHAT WE HAVE SEEN IS A DROP IN CASES WITH CREWS BUT WE HAVE TO BE MORE CLEAR ABOUT HOW PEOPLE ARE SUPPOSED TO WEAR THOSE MASKS, WHAT KIND OF MASK ETIQUETTE THEY SHOULD PRACTICE WHEN THEY TAKE A DRINK OR GO TO EAT SOMETHING AND THAT WILL KEEP US THE MOST SAFE WE ARE ALSO IMPLORING THE AIRLINES TO GIVE US THE PROPER PPE AND ALSO VERY FLEXIBLE SICK LEAVE POLICIES, SO WE CAN MAKE SURE WE ARE STAYING HOME IF THERE IS ANY THOUGHT AT ALL WE MAY HAVE CONTRACTED THE VIRUS

>> SOME AIRLINES ARE MANDATING MASKS, SOME ARE ENCOURAGING MASKS DO YOU THINK THE FAA SHOULD SAY EVERYONE HAS TO WEAR A MASK? IT IS MANDATED >> IT IS ABSURD THE FAA HAS NOT DONE THIS YET THE DO

T HAS NOT TAKEN A LEADERSHIP ROLE HERE ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2001, THERE WERE CHANGES TO AVIATION SECURITY AND HERE WE ARE, WELL INTO THE SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS, AND STILL NO MANDATE FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STILL NO PLAN FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WE ABSOLUTELY NEED THAT BACKING FROM OUR GOVERNMENT

>> IF SOMEONE DOESN'T WANT TO WEAR A MASK ON THE PLANE IF I WERE A FLIGHT ATTENDANT WHAT WOULD I DO YOU SAY TO THE PERSON PLEASE WEAR IT WHAT ELSE ARE YOU GUYS SUPPOSED TO BE DOING? THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE COME TO THE PLANE AND WANT TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS AND HAVE A SAFE, UNEVENTFUL FLIGHT BUT WE DO HAVE INDIVIDUALS WHO CHALLENGE AND DON'T WANT TO WEAR THE MASK THE AIRLINES ARE SAYING THEY WILL BE BANNED FROM FLYING

WE HAD A FLIGHT ATTENDANT WHO WAS ASSAULTED THE OTHER DAY AND ALL SHE CAN DO AFILE CHARGES HERSELF THE AIRLINE IS BACKING HER BUT WE NEED TO HAVE CONSEQUENCES JUST LIKE IF YOU SMOKE ON BOARD PEOPLE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THIS HAS TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY >> SHE WAS ASSAULTED ON BOARD A FLIGHT? >> YES

AND SHE IS HURT AND SHE IS RECOVERING AND THE AIRLINE IS SUPPORTING HER, SO I'M GRATEFUL FOR THAT BUT THESE ARE THE KINDS OF SITUATIONS THAT WERE PUT IN AND THIS RISK IS VERY HIGH

AS LONG AS WE ARE NOT CLEAR WITH THE TRAVELING PUBLIC ABOUT WHAT THE REQUIREMENTS ARE, HOW THEY NEED TO WEAR THAT AND THAT IF THEY DON'T COMPLY, THIS IS PUTTING EVERYONE ELSE IN DANGER AND PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY HAS TO REQUIRE WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER, ESPECIALLY IN THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY WHERE WE CANNOT PROPERLY SOCIAL DISTANCE >>> THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR INSIGHT >>> IN THIS REMOTE FARMING COMMUNITY, HOSPITAL SPACE IS AS VALUABLE AS ANY CROP >> WE ARE KIND OF BUSTING AT THE SEAMS IN TERMS OF OUR BED CAPACITY

>> SO OVERWHELMING IS THE SURGE OF COVID-19 CASES IN IMPERIAL COUNTY, AT LEAST 500 CASES HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED TO HOSPITALS IN OTHER COUNTIES DR ADOLPH EDWARD IS PUTTING A TENT IN THE PARKING LOT TO HANDLE THE OVERFLOW >>> IT REMINDS ME OF THE WAR THIS TIME THE WAR ZONE, ACTUALLY, IS HERE IN OUR OWN COUNTRY

AND IT IS A WAR AGAINST COVID- 19 >>> HERE, IT IS HOSPITAL WORKERS ON THE FRONT LINES >> I'M STARTING TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS LIKE THIS >> JUST KNOW WE ARE ALL PRAYING THIS COMES TO AN END, SOON

WE JUST WANT TO GO BACK TO NORMAL >> Reporter: THE POPULATION IN IMPERIAL COUNTY IS 85% LATINO A COMMUNITY WHO WAS HIT DISPROPORTIONATELY HARD BY COVID- 19 PROBLEMS NOW ENGAGED BY THE VIRUS THE COUNTY IS ALSO FEELING THE IMPACT OF THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS IN NEIGHBORING MEXICO, WHERE THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS LIVE, LEGALLY TRAVELING BACK AND FORTH

>> TEN RELATIVES HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 ONE DIED SHE AND HER HUSBAND LIVE JUST A BLOCK FROM EL CENTRO HOSPITAL >>> WHAT WE HEAR ALL THE TIME ARE HELICOPTERS >> THE HELICOPTERS FLYING PATIENTS TO OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE

>> IT IS A MARATHON AND NOT A SPRINT IT REALLY FEELS EXHAUSTING >>> SERGIO IS WITH THE COMPANY THAT IS TRANSPORTING PATIENTS BEFORE THE PANDEMIC THEY USUALLY DID ONE OR TWO TRANSFERS A DAY NOW IT IS AROUND 15 TO 17 A DAY

>> YOU USED TO BE ABLE TO CLOCK OUT NOW THE PHONE RINGS AT ALL HOURS OF THE DAY, AND THERE IS REALLY NO TIME OFF >>> A FEW PATIENTS ARE FLOWN ALL THE WAY TO UC SAN FRANCISCO, HUNDREDS OF MILES FROM THEIR FAMILIES >>> I THINK COMMUNICATION BECOMES VERY CHALLENGING AND WITH THESE FAR AWAY FAMILIES, YOU HAVE TO BE EVEN MORE AVAILABLE AND MORE OPEN >>> AS HOSPITAL BEDS FILL UP ACROSS THE STATE, IMPERIAL COUNTY WORRIES IT WILL BECOME HARDER TO FIND PLACES TO TREAT PATIENTS

OUTSIDE THE HOSPITAL, ONE TENT SITS EMPTY, BUT LIKELY, NOT FOR LONG >>> AS BAD ADS THINGS ARE RIGHT NOW, YOU ARE WORRIED YOU ARE NOWHERE NEAR THE END? >> NO, WE HAVE GOT TO GEAR UP WITH THIS MISSION OR WE ARE GOING TO FIND OURSELVES IN A VERY BAD SITUATION IN OCTOBER >> OCTOBER, JOE, THE DOCTOR IN YOUR STORY WHAT IS IT ABOUT OCTOBER THAT HAS HIM SO WORRIED

>> Reporter: WHAT HE IS WORRIED ABOUT IN OCTOBER IS NOT JUST CORONAVIRUS, BUT ALSO THE FLU SEASON STARTING ONE OF HIS BIGGEST CONCERNS IN ADDITION TO HAVING ENOUGH BEDS IS HAVING ENOUGH STAFF IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT, ESPECIALLY IF THIS GOES ON FOR MONTHS >> Reporter: THIS MORNING, PROMISING SIGNS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID- 19 A MASSACHUSETTS- BASED DRUG MAKER SAYS THE VACCINE IT IS WORKING ON INDUCED ANTIBODY RESPONSES IN ALL PHASE I TRIAL PARTICIPANTS, INCLUDING JENNIFER HOWARD >> I'M VERY ENCOURAGED BY THESE RESULTS

I THINK IT SHOWS THEY ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK WITH THIS VACCINE AND IT IS EXCITING THERE ARE MANY OTHER VACCINE TRIALS GOING ON ALL ACROSS THE WORLD >> Reporter: THE TRIAL INCLUDED 45 HEALTHY ADULTS EACH RECEIVED TWO VACCINATIONS, 28 DAYS APART, AND THE VACCINE WAS GENERALLY WELL TOLERATED BUT HALF OF THE PARTICIPANTS EXPERIENCED SYMPTOM, INCLUDING FATIGUE AND MUSCLE ACHES THE RESULTS WERE JUST PUBLISHED IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

THE RESEARCHERS SAY AFTER THE SECOND DOSE, ALL 45 PARTICIPANTS DEVELOPED NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODIES NEEDED TO FIGHT THE VIRUS THEY WERE AT LEVELS UP TO FOUR TIMES THE AMOUNT FOUND IN PATIENTS WHO HAVE RECOVERED FROM COVID-19 >> OUR VACCINE GENERATES NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODIES HIGHER THAN WHAT YOU GET WITH A TYPICAL INFECTION THAT IS IMPORTANT EVEN IF IMMUNITY GOES OVER TIME, THE HIGHER YOU START THE LONGER THE RUNWAY

>>> DR ANTHONY FAUCI TEMPERED EXPECTATIONS TUESDAY AT A VIRTUAL FORUM >> YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT NO VACCINE IS GOING TO BE 100% PROTECTIVE WHAT WE HOPE IS THAT WITH A COMBINATION OF PEOPLE HAVING ALREADY BEEN EXPOSED AND A VACCINE THAT IS ANYWHERE FROM 70, 75% EFFECTIVE, THAT THERE WILL BE ENOUGH HERD IMMUNITY, THAT THERE WILL BE A TIME WHEN YOU AND I DO NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT GETTING INFECTED WITH THIS AWFUL VIRUS >> Reporter: FOR NOW THEY ARE AIMING TO ENROLL 30,000 ADULTS IN ITS PHASE III TRIAL, SET TO BEGIN LATER THIS MONTH

THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION HAS SAID ANY COVID-19 VACCINE NEEDS TO PREVENT ILLNESS OR DECREASE THE SEVERITY OF IT IN 50% OF PEOPLE IN ORDER TO BE APPROVED THE COMPANY SAYS IT REMAINS ON TRACK TO BE ABLE TO DELIVER APPROXIMATELY 500 MILLION DOSES PER YEAR AND POSSIBLY UP TO 1 BILLION DOSES PER YEAR BEGINNING IN 2021 >>> I'M FEELING MUCH BETTER ABOUT GETTING VACCINE THAT IS DISTRIBUTED NOT ONLY WITHIN OUR OWN COUNTRY, BUT THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO ADD DOSES FOR PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD >>> SO IF ALL GOES ACCORDING TO PLAN, WHEN IS THE EARLIEST THE VACCINE COULD BE READY? AND HOW DO THEY PLAN ON DISTRIBUTING IT? >> WELL, THE CEO SAYS THE DISTRIBUTION COULD BEGIN AS EARLY AS NEXT YEAR AND IT COULD BE SOME SORT OF TIERED SYSTEM, WHERE FRONT LINE WORKERS ARE GIVEN FIRST PRIORITY SOME SCIENTISTS HAD PREVIOUSLY SAID THAT THE FAST TRACK NATURE OF ALL THIS ESSENTIALLY AMOUNTED TO SCIENCE BY PRESS RELEASE

BUT AS I MENTIONED, NOW THAT THESE EARLY RESULTS BE HAVE PUBLISHED IN A PEER REVIEW MEDICAL JOURNAL, THIS IS CERTAINLY STARTING TO GET A LOT OF ATTENTION TESTS % BEFORE THE SUN % COMES UP % AT THE AND THEIR % WEDDING ALMOST A % WEEK TO GET THE % RESULTS % NBC NEWS SNOOP ALLISON, GOOD AFTERNOON ANOTHER TOUGH DAY IN FLORIDA 9200 CASES REPORTED

15,000 IN ONE DAY OVER THE WEEKEND BUT IT IS THE FATALITIES GRABBING HEADLINES TODAY 132 DEATH DOLLARS REPORTED IN THIS LATEST BATCH AND THAT BRINGS THE STATE'S TOTAL TO 4400 FATALITIES SO CONCERNING WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE CYCLE OF INFECTION TO HOSPITALIZATION AND THE CONCERN THERE WAS THAT THERE WOULD BE AN INCREASE IN DEATHS THAT IS WHAT WE ARE SEEING ON SOME LEVEL RIGHT NOW, AS HOSPITALIZATION NUMBERS ARE RISING, HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS GETTING STRESS AND TESTING A MAJOR PART OF THE CONVERSATION

WHERE I'M STANDING RIGHT NOW IS THE MIAMI BENCH CONVENTION CENTER THERE ARE LINES OF CARS DOWN THE BLOCK SOME OF THE FOLKS HAVE BEEN WAITING AN HOUR, TWO HOURS, THREE HOURS, THERE IS NOT A SHORTAGE OF TESTS, THERE IS A SHORTAGE OF MANPOWER AT THE END OF THAT, THEY DON'T GET TESTS THERE IS ALSO THE LAG TIME PROBLEM AS WELL

RIGHT NOW, FLORIDA IS SUPPOSED TO BE HITTING 48 HOURS BETWEEN WHEN YOU GET TESTED AND WHEN YOU FIND OUT WE HAVE TALKED TO SOMEONE WHO WAITED 15 DAYS, TO GET THAT TEST BACK IMAGINE WAITING TWO WEEKS TO FIND OUT WHETHER YOU HAVE COVID- 19 ONE OF THE TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERTS IN THE AREA, DR EILEEN MARTY

SAYS AT THIS MOMENT, FLORIDA IS ONLY DOING 17% OF THE TESTS IT SHOULD BE DOING IN ORDER TO CONTAIN THE VIRUS GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS IS TALKING NOW ABOUT TRYING TO EXPEDITE WAYS TO GET PEOPLE FASTER RESULTS PERHAPS THAT WILL WORK THE STATE RIGHT NOW WAITING FOR A LITTLE MORE GUIDANCE AS CASES AND DEATHS SADLY CONTINUE TO SPIRAL

BU LKOF THEIR % LEARNING ONLINE? % AND WHAT KIND OF % IMPACT WOULD % THAT HAVE? % HERE'S WHAT SOME % PROFESSORS AND % DEANS ARE % SAYING % >> WE HAD A % GREAT BIG % CHALLENGE OF % TEACHING ONLINE, % CREATING A % CONNECTION % THROUGH IN-% PERSON % CLASSROOM % WE ARE ALSO % WORKING TO ADDRESS ISSUES >> UNIVERSITY % WANTS ME TO TAKE THE RISK OR THE % GAMBLE, BILLY, % AND MY STUDENTS % WILL BE AS RIGOROUS ABOUT ADHERING TO SAFE THIS IS AROUND % CORONAVIRUS AND % I HAVE BEEN FOR % THE LAST 120 % DAYS

AS MUCH AS I % LOVE MY % STUDENTS, I'M UNPERSUADED THAT IT IS GOING TO % HAPPEN % BUT IF THERE'S % ONE THING THAT % THIS PANDEMIC % HAS DEMONSTRATED % TO US, IT IS % THAT WE ARE ALL % VULNERABLE % WE ARE ALL % VULNERABLE % BECAUSE HUMAN % HEALTH IS NOT % SILO % HUMAN HEALTH IS % INTERDEPENDENT % MY EXPOSURE CAN % BECOME YOUR % SICKNESS

% WE BETTER BE % VERY CLEVER ABOUT % RESCHEDULING AND ABOUT % MESSAGING FOR % THE STUDENTS AND % FACULTY, DOING % THE RIGHT THING % >> I MISS BEING % IN THE CLASSROOM % TERRIBLY AND I % CAN'T WAIT FOR % THE DAY WHEN % THINGS RETURN TO THE NORMAL BUT FOR NOW, % HEALTH AND % SAFETY HAVE TO % COME FIRST % AND I'M VERY % LUCKY TO BE AT % THE INSTITUTION % THAT RESPECTS % THOSE NEEDS

% >> I WANT THE % STUDENTS HAVE % SPACE BUT ER TALKING ABOUT % TEACHING WITH % EVERYONE LEARNING

% WITH PEOPLE BEING% SOCIALLY DISTANCE THROUGHOUT THE % CLASS WILL ALSO TEACHING ONLINE % AT THE VERY SAME % TIME >> IT IS IRRELEVANT, % DURING A ONCE IN % A CENTURY % PANDEMIC NO FINANCIAL CONSIDERATION % AND THE SUFFERING THAT IS GOING TO % BE INFLICTED ON % SURROUNDING % COMMUNITIES, INCLUDING — THE TRUE TEST OF MORAL CHARACTER TIMES OF CRISIS

% MANY COLLEGES % SADLY ARE FAILING THIS % TEST LOOKS AT THE % PANDEMIC IMPACT % ON HISPANICS IN SOUTHERN % CALIFO RNIA >>> ON ANY GIVEN CORNER ON LOS ANGELES, THERE ARE PEOPLE SELLING MASKS YOU ASK THEM THEIR STORY, A LOT OF THEM SOUND A LOT LIKE THIS

>> SHE SAID EVERYWHERE SHE WAS CLEANING HOUSE, SHE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO COME BACK UNTIL THE PANDEMIC WAS OVER >> SHE HAS KIDS TO PROVIDE FOR THAT EVERY DAY BEG HER NOT TO GO OUT SHE WORRIES ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS, TOO, BUT MOSTLY BECAUSE OF THOSE NOT WEARING MASKS >> SHE SAYS OUT OF THE PEOPLE SHE HAS SEEN, SHE WOULD SAY 98% OF THE LATINOS SHE SEES WALKING AROUND ARE USING MASKS AND SHE SAYS THE PERCENTAGE ISN'T THAT HIGH WITH THE WHITE PEOPLE THAT SHE SEES

>>> SHE SAYS THAT SHE GETS MAD WHEN SHE SEES SOMEBODY WITHOUT A MASK SHE DOESN'T WANT TO SAY ANYTHING BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE VERY VIOLENT THESE DAYS >>> FOR THE MOST PART A LOT OF LATINOS DO SEEM TO BE TAKING MASK WEARING SERIOUSLY >> Reporter: YOU ARE 85? >> YEAH >> Reporter: ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT COVID-19? >> WHY WORRY ABOUT IT? I CAN'T GO OUT WITHOUT A MASK

IF I GO TO WHERE I GET MY MAIL I HAVE TO HAVE THE MASK THEN >> SO IF MASK COMPLAINTS IS HIGH, WHAT EXPLAINS THE DISTURBING FACT LATINOS IN LOS ANGELES ARE TWICE AS LIKELY TO GET COVID-19 THAN THE WHITE POPULATION? >> >> WE KNOW RIGHT NOW COVID-19 IS AFFECTING LATINOS IN A DISPROPORTIONATE RATE WHAT IS GOING ON? >> WE FIND OURSELVES IN TESTING DESERTS, NOT ENOUGH ACCESS TO TESTING AND OUR COMMUNITIES NEED IT WE NEED TO KNOW IF SOMEONE IS AFFECTED, SO WE KNEAD KNOW WHAT PRECAUTIONS TO TAKE AS A COMMUNITY >> IT MEANS LINING UP FOR NEARLY A MILE AT NEARBY DODGERS STADIUM

THERE IS NO ACCESS WHERE GRUELING WORK DAYS MEAN ONE MISSED SHIFT COULD LEAVE YOU OUT OF A JOB >> THE GOVERNMENT IS MAKING DECISIONS WHERE RESORTS GO AND IT IS NOT COMING DOWN TO OUR COMMUNITY >> THOSE ARE ON THE FRONT LINES >> THEY ARE THE SAME PEOPLE DELIVERING OUR FOOD WHEN WE ARE SHELTERING AT HOME WHEN WE GO TO THE GROCERY STORE, THEY ARE HELPING US

>> ALSO THOSE IN AGRICULTURE FIELDS WHERE OUTBREAKS HAVE BEEN UNRELENTING ESPECIALLY IN CRAMPED CONDITIONS WHERE THERE IS NO ROOM FOR QUARANTINE OR ISOLATION EVEN IN THE VERY PLACES MAKING THE MASKS TO PROTECT US FROM COVID-19, THIS WEEK THEY SHUT DOWN THREE FACTORIES AFTER 300 WORKERS TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS AND FOUR DIED OVER 1000 LATINOS HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES IN LOS ANGELES, REGARDLESS OF RACE

>>> SHE SAYS THIS IS A VIRUS, AND THAT THIS VIRUS WILL KILL YOU >>> AND THIS IS BOTH A HEALTH AND AN ECONOMIC CRISIS WHAT OF HELP IS THERE ON THE FINANCIAL SIDE OF THINGS FOR INCOME WORKERS THAT ARE STRUGGLING TO MAKE RENT AND PAY THE BILLS? >> THE WOMAN TOLD US EVERY DAY SHE WORKS THERE, SELLING MASKS, IT STILL DOESN'T MAKE ENOUGH MONEY TO PAY THEIR RENT ONLY TO PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE AND HELP FAMILY BACK HOME, BUT NOWHERE CLOSE TO THE $1800 THAT THAT MULTI- GENERATIONAL FAMILY PAYS RENT EVERY SINGLE MONTH YESTERDAY WE HEARD AN ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES

THEY ARE SETTING ASIDE $100 MILLION TO TRY TO HELP PEOPLE WITH RENT EACH FAMILY CAN QUALIFY TO UP TO ABOUT $2000 $1000 A MONTH UP TO $2000 THEY OPENED UP APPLICATIONS YESTERDAY, AND THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO GO UNTIL JULY 17

THEY WERE HOPING TO GIVE OUT THAT YESTERDAY AFTER THEY OPENED THAT UP, 150,000 APPLICATIONS CAME IN CLEARLY NOT ENOUGH MONEY TO GO AROUND ALLISON? >> THESE PROBLEMS ARE NOT UNIQUE TO THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY IN LA

HOW HAS THIS VIRUS BEEN AFFECTING OTHERS? >> SUCH AS HERE IN LA, LA IS INTERESTING BECAUSE WE HAVE A 49% POPULATION OF LATINOS HERE, WHICH IS THE LARGEST DEMOGRAPHIC, AS IT IS

BUT ACROSS THE COUNTRY EVEN PLACES WHERE LATINOS MAKE UP 20% OF THE POPULATION CHICAGO, VIRGINIA, PLACES IN TEXAS, YOU ARE STILL SEEING THEM OVERINDEX WHEN IT COMES TO COVID-19, AND ONE OF THE OTHER THINGS THAT IS EXTREMELY ALARMING IS IT IS NOT JUST PEOPLE LIKELY TO GET COVID-19 WITHIN THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY, MUCH MORE LIKELY TO DIE, THE MORTALITY RATES ARE HIGH IN MANY OF THOSE COMMUNITIES ANOTHER THING THAT IS PARTICULARLY ALARMING IS SOME DOCTORS ARE NOW SEEING THAT MORTALITY RATE ALSO MEANS YOUNGER LATINOS ARE DYING AT A DISPROPORTIONATE RATE ALARMING ALL ACROSS-THE-BOARD AND MANY OF THOSE PEOPLE THAT ARE DYING ARE YOUNG LATINOS

>>> PROTESTERS IN DETROIT BLOCKING BUSES FROM TAKING KIDS TO SUMMER SCHOOL THEY SAY THE CITY'S CLASSROOMS ARE NOT SAFE FOR STUDENTS OR TEACHERS WITH CORONAVIRUS CASES IN MICHIGAN ON THE RISE NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT, HEIDI, WHAT ARE TEACHERS AND PARENTS THERE TELLING YOU? >> Reporter: I'M OUT PRIEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ON DETROIT'S WEST SIDE THIS IS ONE OF 23 SCHOOLS THAT ARE NOW IN SESSION FOR SUMMER SCHOOL THAT IS UNUSUAL

IT IS UNUSUAL FOR MICHIGAN AND UNUSUAL FOR ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY YOU TALK TO PARENTS AND EDUCATORS ON THE ONE HAND WHO ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS THEY VIEWED HERE AS ESSENTIALLY EXPERIMENTAL ON THEIR CHILDREN, KNOWING THAT ONE OF THESE BUILDINGS HAS POOR VENTILATION ON THE OTHER HAND YOU HAVE ADMINISTRATORS AND OTHER PARENTS WHO SAY THEY HAVE NO OPTION BECAUSE OF THE FRAT SHORTFALLS BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT A LOT OF THESE STUDENTS ARE IMPOVERISHED, ALLISON AND WHEN THEY WENT OUT IN MARCH, DUE TO COVID-19, THEY DIDN'T HAVE CHROME BOOKS, THEY DIDN'T HAVE WI-FI TO DO THEIR VIRTUAL LEARNING

NO WE KNOW SCHOOLS ARE NOT SAFE, THEY ARE NOT FOLLOWING THE GUIDELINES THAT THEY EVEN SET FOR THEMSELVES BUT EVEN IF THEY WERE, IT WOULD NOT BE SAFE TO SEND KIDS BACK INTO THESE SCHOOLS THE CDC HAS SAID THAT THE FASTEST WAY TO SPREAD THE VIRUS IS REOPENING THE SCHOOLS AND THEY ARE ONLY OPENING THEM IN DETROIT, IN THIS WHOLE AREA, JUST DETROIT AND THAT IS BECAUSE DETROIT IS BEING USED DETROIT KIDS ARE BEING USED AS GUINEA PIGS FOR REOPENING THE ECONOMY

>>> ALLISON, A LOT OF CONCERNS THEREFROM PARENTS WHO FEEL LIKE THEIR CHILDREN ARE BEING USED AS ONE BIG EXPERIMENT >>> WHAT IS THE SCHOOL DISTRICT DOING TO PROTECT TEACHERS AND STUDENTS THERE? >> I HAD A LONG TALK WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD WHO SAID LOOK, WE ARE TAKING EVERY PRECAUTION WE HAD A 60 PAGE PLAN WHICH OUTLINED ALL OF THESE SAFETY PROTOCOLS, WHICH INCLUDES TESTING FOR ALL FEATURES THAT CAN'T COME BACK UNTIL THEY ARE ALL TESTED AT THE SAME TIME I TALKED TO CONCERNED PARENTS WHO SAY THE CHILDREN AREN'T BEING TESTED HOW DO THEY KNOW IF THEY HAVE AN OUTBREAK IF AN ASYMPTOMATIC CHILD COMES IN AND CREATES AN OUTBREAK? ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING ALL THE TESTING DELAYS WE ARE SEEING WITH FOLKS NOT BEING ABLE TO GET THEIR TESTS BACK FROM FIVE TO SEVEN DAYS

SOME PEOPLE THINK THAT IS A BIG PROBLEM THE SCHOOL BOARD TOLD ME IT IS NOT BUT AT THE SAME TIME, EVEN ON THE FIRST DAY YESTERDAY THEY WERE TRYING TO GET THIS PLAN OFF THE GROUND THEY HAD PROTESTS OUTSIDE THE BUS TERMINAL TRYING TO BLOCK THESE CHILDREN ARE GETTING ON THE BUSES AND GOING TO SCHOOL YOU HAD TWO BUS DRIVERS AT LEAST WHO QUIT BECAUSE THEY SAID THERE WERE NOT ADEQUATE SAFETY PROTOCOLS, INCLUDING HAND SANITIZERS

I SPOKE WITH A TEACHER WHO SAID THEY HAD TO DOUBLE UP CLASSROOMS BECAUSE SO MANY OF THE STUDENTS WERE BLOCKED THEY DID NOT APPROVE OVERCROWDING ON THAT PARTICULAR DAY, ALLISON >>> HEIDI, HOW ABOUT THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR? THIS IS JUST SUMMER SCHOOL GOT THE FULL SCHOOL YEAR AHEAD AND NOT EVEN ALL THAT FAR OFF >> Reporter: IT IS NOT

THE ADMINISTRATORS HERE IN DETROIT SAID THEY ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT THAT WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FALL THAT NO DECISIONS HAVE BEEN MADE THIS IS VERY DIFFERENT FROM WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE FALL WHEN YOU HAVE 53,000 STUDENTS IN THIS SCHOOL SYSTEM HERE, COMING BACK TO THESE OVERCROWDED SCHOOLS THAT HAVE POOR INFRASTRUCTURED WHAT THEY ARE DOING NOW IS SOMETHING THAT THEY CAN DO IN THE INTERIM THEY CAN DO SOCIAL DISTANCING THEY CAN HAVE THESE SAFETY PROTOCOLS NOW

THEY ARE VERY MUCH WAITING ON THE GOVERNOR TO COME UP WITH A PLAN HE SAID YOU HAVE TO HAVE THREE OPTIONS FOR ALL SCHOOLS DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS AT RISK OVERCROWDING ALSO NOW SOME OF THESE STUDENTS HAVE JUST NOW BEEN GETTING THEIR CHROME BOOKS THINK ABOUT IT

A NUMBER OF THEM DON'T HAVE WI- FI OR THE RESOURCES TO HAVE THE PARENTS AT HOME HELPING THEM THEIR PARENTS ARE SERVICE PROVIDERS WE HAD A YOUNG CHILD HERE, A HIGH PROFILE CASE, DIE OF COVID-19 A 5-YEAR-OLD

THE ARGUMENT IS CHILDREN LARGELY ARE DYING TOO EVEN IF IT DOESN'T HURT THE CHILDREN, THE RISK OF BRINGING IT HOME TO THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS WHO MAY HAVE COMORBIDITIES AND OTHER ISSUES >>> THINKING HOW HARD THE CORONAVIRUS HAS HIT HERE IN EUROPE AND IN AMERICA NOW, IMAGINE THAT IN SYRIA, WHERE LITERALLY, THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE DON'T HAVE A HOME TO HIDE IN IN THE AREA, BACKED BY RUSSIA AND IRAN, JUST OVER THE WEEKEND, THEY RECORDED THEIR FIRST INFECTION JUST AFTER WE RECORDED SOME OF THE INTERVIEWS IN THE PIECE THAT YOU ARE WITH TO SEE

IF THE CORONAVIRUS TAKES HOLD, THERE IS NOTHING STANDING IN THE WAY OF DECIMATING SO MANY LIVES AMIDST THE RUBBLE OF SYRIA'S CIVIL WAR, THE FEAR OF FAMINE AND MORE MISERY WITH THE CORONAVIRUS, MILLIONS ARE GRAPPLING WITH THE MOST BASIC QUESTIONS WHERE IS THE SAFEST PLACE TO SLEEP? , THIS MANMADE THE HEART RENDING DECISION TO RETURN TO THEIR BOMBED OUT HOME THE HOUSE HAS BEEN PROBABLY DESTROYED BY 60 OR 70%, THIS IS THE ONLY ROOM LEFT STANDING IN THE HOUSE HE SAID

AND HIS GRANDDAUGHTER, SCARRED BY FIGHTING, SHE BROKE INTO TEARS THEY HAD BEEN SHELTERING IN A NEARBY CAMP AFTER FLEEING THEIR HOME, FRIGHTENED FOR THEIR LIVES BUT NOW, SHE HAD THE SAME FEAR IN CONTRACTING THE VIRUS, LAKE EVERYONE ELSE AROUND THE WORLD WE HAVE BEEN STAYING IN A TENT WITH THREE FAMILIES WE WERE REALLY WORRIED WE MIGHT CATCH THE VIRUS

SO WE SAID LET'S COME BACK HERE WITH THE KIDS, TO BE SAFE A DECADE OF CONSTANT BOMBARDMENT HAS ANNIHILATED THE MAJORITY OF SYRIA'S MEDICAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND NOW AGENCIES ARE WARNING THE WORST IS YET TO COME FOR YEARS UNDER SIEGE FROM PRESIDENT ASSAD'S FORCES, CORONAVIRUS COULD BE THE BREAKING POINT WE ARE LUCKY WE HAVE BEEN MOSTLY CUT OFF TO THE WORLD GOD FORBID THE MOMENTS WE GET ONE CASE

IT WILL BE A CATASTROPHE >> ACROSS THE BORDER IN NEIGHBORING LEBANON, ALREADY HOME TO THE LARGEST PER CAPITA REFUGEE NATION ON EARTH THE GLOBAL CRISIS HAS LEFT THE COUNTRY ON ITS KNEES LIKE NEVER BEFORE THE UN HAS BEEN TESTING REFUGEES ACROSS LEBANON FOR COVID-19 BUT WITH THOUSANDS LIVING IN DEEP POVERTY, ONE OF THE TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE DOCTORS IS PREPARING FOR THE WORST >> WE HAVE A LOT OF REFUGEES, PALESTINIAN CAMPS, WHERE THERE IS OVERCROWDING

IF WE DON'T LEAD A GOOD FIGHT AGAINST THIS COVID-19, IT MIGHT SPREAD RAPIDLY >> A STRICT LOCKDOWN HAS CONTROLLED INFECTIONS SO FAR, PROTECTING ITS FRAGILE HEALTH SERVICE LEBANON WAS UNDER MASSIVE STRAIN EVEN BEFORE CORONAVIRUS AND THE COLLAPSING WORLD ECONOMY THAT FOLLOWED ITS OWN ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL CRISIS WENT INTO OVERDRIVE LAST FALL

BEFORE MASS DEMONSTRATIONS IN AMERICA MILLIONS OF LEBANESE TOOK TO THE STREETS PROTESTING THEIR CASE OF GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION AND FINANCIAL MISMANAGEMENT >> THE CORONAVIRUS SURVEYED RAPIDLY AND DEEPLY THE BASIC PROBLEMS THAT LED PEOPLE TO GO OUT ONTO THE STREETS, THE DESPERATION AND ANGLICANS THEIR PEOPLE FELT AND THE HUMILIATION >>> NOW THE COUNTRY IS EVEN MORE IN TROUBLE THE CURRENCY LOSING OVER 85% OF ITS VALUE

THE PEOPLE ARE EVEN MORE WORRIED ACTIVISTS HAVE TAKEN TO THE STREETS FROM THE BEGINNING >> I HAVE HOPE I THINK THE YOUTH AND THE OLDER GENERATIONS COMBINED, THERE SHOULDN'T BE A REASON WHY THIS CAN'T SUCCEED >>> DO YOU WORRY ABOUT THE INFECTIONS? THE CORONAVIRUS

>>> AND THE PEOPLE GOING DOWN TO THE STREETS REALLY HAVE NOTHING MORE TO LOSE ANY MORE THEY HAVE A SPECIAL LEVEL OF DESPERATION THAT IS UNPRECEDENTED IN LEBANON AND THEY SAY THE BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTS IN THE US HAVE BEEN AN INSPIRATION

>> ASKING FOR THE PEOPLE IN GOVERNMENT THAT HAVE BEEN TELLING FROM US THE PEOPLE WHO ARE THE CAUSE OF ALL THE TROUBLE IN THIS COUNTRY TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE >>> EVERYTHING FROM THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT I THINK THERE IS SOME SORT OF REVOLUTIONARY FRATERNITY THAT IS TAKING PLACE >> THEY ARE HOPING FOR A BETTER FUTURE THEY SAY MANY FRIENDS PLAN TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

>> I THINK PLATFORM % AND HE IS DOING % TH BECAUSE HE % IS TAKING FOR % TH AT THE WORLD % ONE OF THE % THINGS I JUST % ASKED MY PEOPLE % TO DO IS JUST % QUICKLY, SOME OF % THE THINGS THAT % WE HAVE BEEN % HEARING ABOUT % OVER THE LAST % COUPLE OF WEEKS AND THEN ACTUAL KEY ELEMENTS OF % THE BINDER/SANDERS % UNITY PLATFORM, % ABOLISH IMMIGRATION DETENTION % NO MORE THE TO % YOU COME IN HERE % ILLEGALLY, NO % MORE DETENTION

% STOP >> Amazing to think, isn't it, that those protests in Lebanon began before the recent surge in blacklight smatter movement And yet, for those protesters, they have been inspired by the demonstrations in the US And around the world Whether they will be able to continue in the face of coronavirus despite their determination, that is a question

There are so many ways in which the coronavirus is changing history around the world As well as bringing misery Allison? >> There is something seriously more dangerous about the COVID-19 virus than was previously thought It's only just becoming apparent Italian doctors and researchers are increasingly concerned that there has been a huge underestimation of the sheer severity of COVID-19

>> These are not coronavirus patients In this region, there is a spike in psychosis Kidney disease, spinal infections, strokes, chronic tiredness, and mobility issues The virus inflames all organs in the body, putting everyone at risk still She oversaw the emergency response, one of the worst affected towns in the north of the country

He is concerned that there will be another COVID- 19 search year on top of the ongoing damage to survivors >> Basically, we started with assessing damage, with the [Indiscernible] DISTRIBUTE % THINGS HOPEFULLY WE % WILL BE % DISTRIBUTING A % VEXING % IT IS COMING OUT % REALLY WELL

% AND THEY HAVE % SOME GOOD NEWS, % VERY, VERY % QUICKLY HAVING % TO DO WITH A % VACCINE MANY % COUNIES ARE % WORKING WITH US WE ARE % UNLEASHING OUR % NATION'S % SCIENTIFIC % GENIUSES TO KILL % THE VIRUS % JOE BIDEN DID % NOT JUST SIDE % WITH CHINA % ON THE VIRUS

% HE CALLED ME % AGAIN % XENOPHOBIC % THAT IS WHAT HE % SAID % YOU ALL HEARD % IT % MANY TIMES

% HE DESCRIBED THE % RISE OF CHINA AS, QUOTE, A % VERY POSITIVE % DEVELOPMENT % NOT A POSITIVE % DEVELOPMENT % NOT FOR US, IT IS NOT >> The pandemic has slept through the hospitals, creating an almost unique environment where doctors and experts in different fields found themselves working together for a month Effectively [Indiscernible]

This Dr is a neurologist who was co-opted to work in the ICU Now, she can see the link between her patients The link is COVID-19, a multi-organ killer >> The viruses —

[Indiscernible] HE DEVASTATED % THEY DON'T DO THAT % BUT HUNTER % WHERE IS HUNTER, % BY THE WAY? % HUNTER BIDEN % WALKED OUT WITH 15 BILLION

IN UKRAINE, YOU % GOT 80 THE % THOUSAND DOLLARS A MONTH AN UP-FRONT % PAYMENT OF THE % MIDDLE DO >> Here all COVID-19 victims are being constantly monitored and tested, they're trying to gauge long-term effects of the disease They are beginning to fear that some may never recover He has been COVID-19 free for three months and struggles to breathe and live a normal life It seems that the coronavirus may appear to continue in waves, it is ongoing

>> People must listen They are seeing people who had mild COVID-19 symptoms IT MIGHT STAY WITH THEM FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES THEY ARE EMPHASIZING YOU MUST WASH YOUR HANDS, KEEP SOCIAL DISTANCING YOU MUST WEAR A MASK

>> THE HOSPITAL WARDS IS THE WORST HIT AREA AND ITALY WHICH IS QUITE NOW THE LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF THE VIRUS IS ONGOING A SECOND WAVE REMAINS A POSSIBILITY THE AFFECTS OF THE FIRST WAVE GO ON >> AMONG THE CHAOS, I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE

>> WHEN YOU NEED BRITTLE LINDSAY — AUDIT — HONESTY >> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS YOU MUST BE READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION >> THE POLICY IS WHAT IS THE POLICY CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE ENACTED? >> I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS >> ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

>> IF WE ARE WATCHING BREAKING NEWS >> WE SAW LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE REX NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAM WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAY STARTING AT 6:00 EASTERN >> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A REAL CATASTROPHE IN BRAZIL BEFORE HER VERY EYES

X OUR GLOBAL FIGHT UNITES US >> THEY DON'T WORK, THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PLEASE THEIR FAMILIES >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING HUMANS BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE WEEKS IN STAGES? THAT YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW AND PRACTICE HERE >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL, IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE

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

>> 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? 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 [INDISCERNIBLE] SIX FEET APART FOR THE MOST PART, ARE YOU WORRIED THIS MAY DOVETAIL IN THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION? >> WELCOME BACK WE ARE CONTINUING OUR SERIES USING OUR VOICE WHERE WE ARE HIGHLIGHTING PEOPLE AT THE HEART OF THE CURRENT FIGHT FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

THESE ARE TWO INCREDIBLY TALENTED 14 BALLERINAS WHOSE IMAGES WENT VIRAL AFTER THEY TOOK THEIR TALENTS OFF THE STAGE AND INTO THE STREETS >> WHEN I AM DANCING, I FEEL AS THOUGH I AM LIKE MY OWN [INDISCERNIBLE] I AM LIVING MY BEST LIFE STRESS TO GET OUR EMOTIONS OUT >> FOR MORE THAN TWO YEARS, THEY HAVE BEEN STANDING SIDE-BY- SIDE

>> WOULD LIKE AN OUTLET FOR EACH OTHER THEY CAN OFTEN FEEL LIKE DANCING ALONE >> HAD TO GO TO THE STORE HAD TO FIND A FOUNDATION TO FIND MY PERFECT SKIN COLOR, I HAD PUT IT ON IN LAYERS YOU QUESTION IF YOU SHOULD BE THERE

IF YOU GET THE SAME CHANCES AS ANYONE ELSE >> BLACKLIGHT SMATTER >> ACROSS THE COUNTRY, PROTESTERS, A MONUMENT IN THEIR HOMETOWN TOOK CENTER STAGE >> WE KIND OF JUST THOUGHT OF IT AS AN EMAC >> THEY POSED IN FRONT OF THE ROBERT E LEE MONUMENT WITH A LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER

>> THE MESSAGE HIDDEN IN THE PICTURES ARE JUST THAT YOU CAN PROTEST IN DIFFERENT WAYS YOU DON'T ALWAYS HAVE TO BE IN THE FRONT LINES AND ALL THE RALLIES CHOOSING YOUR OWN HEART AND EXPRESSING THROUGH YOUR GIFT IS A GREAT THING TO DO >> IT WAS SO EMPOWERING >> LITTLE DID THEY KNOW, THAT DAY WOULD CHANGE THEIR LIVES

>> THE REASON I WANTED TO [INDISCERNIBLE] IS TO SHOW THAT YES, BLACKLIGHT SMATTER IN THE WORLD BUT ALSO IN THE DANCE COMMUNITY WHERE YOU DEFINITELY DON'T [INDISCERNIBLE] >> THIS PHOTOJOURNALIST WAS DOCUMENTED PROTEST WHEN THE BALLERINAS CAUGHT HER EYE WITH THEIR MOTHER'S BLESSING, SHE SNAPPED A FEW FRAMES AND OVERNIGHT, THE PHOTO WENT VIRAL >> IT CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF CELEBRITIES, INCLUDING JOHN LEGEND, AND THE DIXIE CHICKS >> IS MIND BLOWING, IT'S JUST KIND OF CRAZY THAT PEOPLE RECEIVED OUR MESSAGE, THEY THOUGHT THAT OTHERS COULD ALSO ADD ONTO IT

>> DESPITE THEIR NEWFOUND FAME, THEY SAY THIS IS PART OF A MUCH BIGGER MOVEMENT >> I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO KEEP GOING BECAUSE ONCE YOU GET THIS MUCH RECOGNITION, THERE'S A LOT OF STUFF YOU CAN DO WITH THE POWER YOU HAVE YOU DON'T NEED TO LET THIS BE LIKE 15 MINUTES OF FAME, THAT MAKE THIS A MOVEMENT AND BE PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER >> THIS MOMENT RIGHT HERE, IT HAS DEFTLY STARTED ACTIVISM EVEN MORE DEFINITELY [INDISCERNIBLE]

>> AS THEY HAD INTO THEIR FRESHMAN YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL, THEY ARE SHOWING NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN >> THIS HAS DEFINITELY CHANGED MY LIFE WE ARE ACTIVISTS IN ITALY, YOUNG ACTIVISTS BUT YOU DON'T SEE OFTEN >> WE ARE POWERFUL, WE ARE DEFINITELY TAKING THAT SONG VERY STRONG IN HEADFIRST WE ARE NOT AFRAID OF ANYTHING

>> AVA AND KENNEDY WON'T STOP THERE, THEY ARE STARTING A NONPROFIT CALLING IT BROWN BALLERINAS FOR CHANGE IN THE THE PHOTOGRAPHER TOOK THE VIRAL PICTURE TO SIT ON THE BOARD MEANWHILE, THE ROBERT E LEE STATUE HAS NOT BEEN TAKEN DOWN AS A RESULT OF SEVERAL COURT INJUNCTIONS OFFICIALS SAY THE NEXT FEW DAYS COULD BE SOME LIFE AND DEATH DECISIONS THIS MORNING THE DIRECTOR OF THE CDC TELLING AMERICANS THE WORST IS YET TO COME

>> I DO THINK THE FALL AND >> THIS MORNING, THE DIRECTOR OF THE CDC TELLS AMERICANS THAT THE WORST IS YET TO COME >> I THINK THIS FALL AND WINTER OF 2020 AND 2021 BE ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TIMES WE HAVE EXPERIENCED BECAUSE OF WHAT YOU SAID THE COOCCURRENCE OF COVID-19 AND INFLUENZA >> THE WARNING COMING AS PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY MIAMI IS NOW THE COUNTRY'S EPICENTER FOR THE CORONAVIRUS

THE POSITIVITY RATE HERE IS 28% ONE OF THE HIGHEST IN THE NATION ON TUESDAY, PHOTO SET A NEW RECORD FOR CORONAVIRUS STATS, 132 IN A SINGLE DAY >> THEY ARE IN A CRISIS SITUATION >> IN THE LAST WEEK, 17 MORE STATES AND WASHINGTON, DC, CASES OF EAR INFECTIONS SPIKE OVER 50%

IN CALIFORNIA, RECORD NUMBER OF NEW CASES AND HOSPITALIZATIONS IN MICHIGAN, A PACKED HOUSE PARTY OVER FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND LED TO 43 INFECTION AND 66 ADDITIONAL EXPOSURES NOW SOME REGIONS ARE TAKING DRASTIC MEASURES, PHILADELPHIA'S BANNING EVENTS OF MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE UNTIL MARCH 2021 AND YORK AIRPORTS, VISITORS COMING IN FROM 22 STATES NEED TO FILL OUT FORMS AND HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND AGREE TO A TWO- WEEK QUARANTINE OR FACE A $2000 FINE THIS IS AS HEALTH EXPERTS WARN THAT GETTING THE VIRUS MAY NOT GIVE YOU IMMUNITY IN THE FUTURE THIS 29 YIELD WAS FIRST DIAGNOSED IN MARCH

THE VIRUS BACK STRONGER ON JULY 4 >> I CRIED HARD THAT NIGHT IT WAS SUPER A BRITISH STUDY OF 96 COVID-19 PATIENTS FOUND THEIR ANTIBODIES PEAKED THREE WEEKS AFTER THE SYMPTOMS APPEARED AND THEN RAPIDLY DECLINED THREE MONTHS LATER, ONLY 17% OF THOSE TESTS THAT HAVE THE SAME LEVEL ANTIBODIES

>> A SINGLE EXPERIENCE WITH COVID-19 DOES NOT RENDER SOMEONE FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES >> ACROSS TEXAS, HEALTHCARE WORKERS ARE SUMMONED JUST SOUNDING THE ALARM >> THERE WAS NOTHING TO DO TO STOP IT >> THE SEARCH OF CASES FLOODING HOSPITAL, ESPECIALLY IN SOUTH TEXAS

>> HEALTH HOSPITAL NEAR THE MEXICAN BORDER, CONSTRUCTION CREWS ARE NOW WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK BUILDING NEW BEDS FOR THE PATIENTS THAT JUST KEEP COMING >> WITH NUMBERS RISING, THE CITY'S MAYOR CALLING THE NEXT TWO WEEKS CRUCIAL >> WOULD OPEN UP QUICKLY THIS IS RIO MARCH, IT'S SURGING AND THE NUMBERS ARE MUCH MORE DEVASTATING NOW THAN THEY WERE BACK FOR SPARTA >> MAY, THE STATE COUNT HAS EXPLODED FROM 29,000 TO MORE THAN 207,000

ANDRE BECAME ONE OF THEM WHEN HE PASSED OUT IN AN EMERGENCY ROOM >> MY BLOOD CLOTS AMONGST >> AFTER TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 , ICU DOCTORS GAVE A HEALTHY 23 A DIRE DIAGNOSIS >> YOU ARE ALONE IN A HOSPITAL ROOM, GET SOMETHING TO CALL YOUR MOM, TELL HER QUESTION >> YOU ARE PREPARED TO MAKE THAT PHONE CALL TO ANY PARENT >> MAKE IT

BUT THIS IS FAR FROM OVER >> THE NUMBERS KEEP GOING THE WAY THEY ARE, LIKE TO SEE ANOTHER SHUTDOWN >> IF THE NUMBERS KEEP GOING UP, IF THE TRAJECTORY CONTINUES, YOU MAY NOT HAVE A CHOICE >> ONE OF THE BIGGEST QUESTIONS I WILL BE THE IMPACT ON THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, CONSISTING OF NEARLY A QUARTER MILLION STUDENTS, MAKE THEIR ANNOUNCEMENT COME LATER THIS AFTERNOON

>> YOU YOURSELF CONTRACTED CORONAVIRUS FIRST OF ALL, HOW ARE YOU DOING? TELL US WHAT IT WAS LIKE >> IT HAS CERTAINLY BEEN A JOURNEY I WILL NEVER FORGET LOSING MY SENSE OF TASTE AND MOUTH WHILE SIPPING JUICE ABOUT THREE WEEKS AGO REALLY, IT WAS AN UNSETTLING FEELING BECAUSE THE VIOLENCE IMPACTS EVERYONE IN SUCH A DIFFERENT WAY

YOU WAKE UP AND WONDER, WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT ONE OF THE MOST FRUSTRATING PARTS FOR ME, EVEN THOUGH I HAD A MILD CASE, I WAS IN A MENTAL FOG THE DOCTORS TELL ME IT COULD BE A SIGN OF INFLAMMATION IN THE BRAIN AS A RESULT OF THE VIRUS IT MADE COMMON TASKS A BIT MORE DIFFICULT FINGERS CROSSED FOR SMOOTH RECOVERY

>> WERE HAPPIER BACK IN BUSINESS E MORE OF THE POPULATION, PEOPLE OF COLOR ARE KILLED AT HIGHER RATES >> KRISTEN, ONE OTHER TOPIC >> WE TALKED ABOUT THIS YESTERDAY THE CAMPAIGN OF SORTS AGAINST DR BACI, THE HEAD OF NIH THEY WERE NOT TRYING TO DISPARAGE OTHERS OFF THAT

>> OFFICIALLY, YOU'RE RIGHT THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THEY'RE TRYING TO UNDERCUT DR ANTHONY FAUCHER COMES DAYS AFTER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAD BEEN UNDERCUTTING THE TOP DR AND THEN THE ESCALATION OVERNIGHT, I TRADED ISER WROTE THIS OP-ED SAYING HE HAS BEEN WRONG ABOUT EVERYTHING HE HAS INTERACTED WITH HIM ON, SOME STRONG LANGUAGE THERE

HE HAS LONG BEEN AT ODDS WITH TRUMP OFFICIALS BECAUSE HE IS OFTEN OFFERED MORE BLUNT ASSESSMENTS AND MORE DIRE WARNINGS ABOUT COVID-19 ON TUESDAY BEFORE THIS OP- ED CANNOT, HE WAS ASKED ABOUT THE CRITICISM HE RESPONDED I BELIEVE THE MOST CONTRAST MEDICAL AUTHORITIES, I BELIEVE I'M ONE OF THEM DURING — I THINK YOU CAN TRUST ME THANK YOU VERY MUCH

>> SHE WAS EMOTIONLESS IN COURT AS A JUDGE RULED THAT SHE BE HELD WITHOUT BAIL THE ELUSIVE EX- GIRLFRIEND AND LONGTIME CONFIDANT OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN APPEARING VIDEO — VIA VIDEOCONFERENCE >> HE WANTS TO BE RELEASED ON $5 MILLION BAIL THEY HAVE CONTACTED MORE THAN A DECADE WITH EPSTEIN, WHO DIED BY SUICIDE IN FEDERAL PRISON LAST YEAR WHILE AWAITING SEX TRAFFICKING CHARGES

US DISTRICT JUDGE DECIDED MAXWELL IS A FLIGHT RISK THEY ARE SAYING THE DEFENDANT NOT ONLY HAS SIGNIFICANT FINANCIAL RESOURCES, THEY HAVE DEMONSTRATED SOPHISTICATION IN HIDING RESOURCES AND HERSELF IN COURT DOCUMENTS, PROSECUTORS SAY SHE CONTROLS A BANK TRUST WORTH MORE THAN $4 MILLION

IT HAS ACCOUNTS OF THE BRITISH BANK WITH MORE THAN $2 MILLION THERE'S A DEVASTATING LASTING EFFECT HER ACTIONS COST >> I WAS TELLING THEM TO STOP >> SHE FIRST DISCLOSED HER ABUSE ALLEGATION LAST YEAR, SHE IS [INDISCERNIBLE] AN THEMSELVES SAFE

FROM THE NATION'S RUNWAYS TO THE HIGHWAYS IN THE SKIES, THE CORONAVIRUS IS CRIPPLING THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY >> IT'S 11:15 IN THE MORNING AND >> IT IS VERY QUIET >> IT IS ALL ABOUT ANY NORMAL IN THE SKIES >> HAVE TO ADD IN THE POSSIBILITY OF THE INFECTION OF CORONAVIRUS >> THE DAILY THREAT TO [INDISCERNIBLE]

>> I TRY TO THINK THAT EVERYTHING IS QUOTE UNQUOTE NORMAL THERE IS ALWAYS THAT FEAR IN MY MIND >> WITH PASSENGER GONGS STILL DOWN 71% DOMESTICALLY, FOCUSING ON WAYS TO ASSURE PASSENGERS ACIDIFY AGAIN SOME AIRLINES POLICY FOR CLOCK IN THE MIDDLE SEAT ARE NOT FINANCIALLY SUSTAINABLE THEY CALL IT A DOUBLE EDGE SWORD

>> THEY HAVE TO SURVIVE I WANT THEM TO BE EMPLOYED COME FALL FROM AN INDIVIDUAL STANDPOINT, YES, I WOULD LOVE IT IF WE DARK CURRENT PASSENGER COUNT >> WILL AIRLINES REQUIRE PASSENGERS TO A FACEMASK, MOST BUT NOT ALL COMPLY >> HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH SOMEBODY WHO DOES NOT WANT TO WEAR MASKS? >> YOU HAVE A CONVERSATION, TRY TO MAKE IT AS EASY AS POSSIBLE TO SAY, YOU KNOW, THIS IS NOT JUST ABOUT YOU, THIS IS ABOUT ALL OF OUR PASSENGERS

>> A MAJOR FLIGHT ATTENDANT UNION IS ASKING FOR ENFORCEMENT POWER, A FEDERAL MANDATE ON MASKS ALLOWING AIRLINES TO PENALIZE THOSE WHO DO NOT COMPLY BEYOND HEALTH CONCERNS, LEAVING JOB CUTS AS SOON AS THIS FALL ARE ADDING TO THE ANXIETY LAST WEEK, UNITED WARRANT NEARLY 40% OF ITS WORKFORCE MAY LOSE THEIR JOBS THIS AMERICAS SAYS IT MAY BE OVERSTAFFED BY AS MANY AS 8000 BY THE TENANTS SOUTHWEST NOTES IT WOULD NEED TO SEE PASSENGER LEVELS TRIPLED TO AVOID MASSIVE LAYOFFS LATER THIS YEAR

FOR THOSE PREPARING FOR TAKEOFF, WASH YOUR HANDS, BIKED ON TRAY TABLES, ARMRESTS, AND SEEDS WHILE THIS MAY NOT BE PRACTICAL FOR MOST, IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT, BY THE EXTRA SEAT NEXT TO YOU TO ENSURE MORE DISTANCE FOR PARENTS TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN, PREPARE YOUR KIDS BY TALKING TO THEM ABOUT HOW THE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WILL BE DIFFERENT THIS TIME >> OF COURSE, WEAR A MASK YOU KNOW, WHEN THE AIRLINES AGREED TO TAKE FEDERAL MONEY OR ASK FOR FEDERAL MONEY, IN EXCHANGE THEY HAVE TO PROMISE NOT TO LET ANYONE OFF UNTIL OCTOBER 1

YOU'RE COMING UP TOWARD THAT DATE THE AIRLINES HAVE SAID WE COULD BE LOOKING AT TENS OF THOUSANDS OF LAYOFFS IN THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY, IT HAS THE UNIONS ASKING CONGRESS FOR SOME SORT OF RELIEF THE UNIONS CONGRESS FOR SOME SORT OF RELIEF BACK TO YOU >> ALL RIGHT

THAT BRINGS US NICELY TO SARA NELSON SHE'S THE INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE >>@BRINGS US TO SARAH NELSON, THE INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION OF FLIGHT ATTENDANTS GOOD MORNING TOM WAS TALKING ABOUT FURLOUGHS AND LAYOFFS AT THIS POINT, HOW MANY FLIGHT ATTENDANTS HAVE BEEN LAID OFF OR FURLOUGHED? >> WHAT WE DID IN MARCH, WE GOT A PROVISION IN THE CARES ACT THAT IS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL JOBS PROGRAM IN ALL OF THE COVID-19 RELEASE

WHAT IS IT THAT THE MONEY FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN ONLY GO TO WORKERS BENEFITS THAT KEEP US CONNECTED TO OUR HEALTHCARE THEY CANNOT INVOLUNTARILY FURLOUGH OR LAY ANYONE OFF IT ALSO CAPS EXECUTIVE BONUSES AND BAND STOCK BUYBACKS AND DIVIDENDS IT'S THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM OF ALL OF THE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF IT ENDS AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER

WE ARE ASKING FOR THAT TO BE EXTENDED, IT HAS TO BE DONE NOW BECAUSE AIRLINES NEED TO PLAN FOR SCHEDULING >> THERE MIGHT ATTENDANTS WHO ON THE JOB RIGHT NOW, HOW ARE THE AIRLINES PROTECTING THEM? >> WELL, WE HAVE WORKED REALLY HARD FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC WE KNOW IT WELL WHEN EPIDEMICS BREAKOUT, WE CAN STOP THE SPREAD THE MASK POLICY IS SO IMPORTANT IT'S THE MOST CRITICAL ITEM THAT WILL HELP LIMIT THE RISK OF THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS

WE REALLY IMPLORED AIRLINES TO DO THAT WHEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DID NOT STEP UP WHAT WE'VE SEEN IS A DROP IN CASES WITH CREWS WE NEED TO BE MORE CLEAR ABOUT HOW PEOPLE ARE SUPPOSED TO WEAR MASKS, WHAT KIND OF MASK ETIQUETTE THEY SHOULD PRACTICE WHEN THEY TAKE A DRINK OR GO TO EAT SOMETHING AND, THAT WILL KEEP US THE MISTAKE THERE ALSO AND PLOY TO GET US THE PROPER PPE INFLEXIBLE SICKLY POLICIES GO SO WE CAN MAKE SURE WE ARE STAYING HOME IF THERE'S ANY SIGN IT ALL CONTRACTED THE VIRUS >> SUMMER MANDATING MASK, SOME ARE ENCOURAGING, DO YOU THINK THE FAA SHOULD STEP IN AND SAY THAT TO WEAR A MASK? >> IT'S ABSURD THAT THE FAA HAS NOT DONE THIS YET

DOT HAS NOT TAKEN A LEADERSHIP ROLE ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2001 THERE WERE CHANGES TO REGULATIONS AND SECURITY HERE WE ARE, WELL INTO THE SPREAD OF THIS VIRUS

DON'T KNOW MANDATE FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DON'T A PLAN WE ABSOLUTELY NEED THAT FROM THE GOVERNMENT >> IF SOMEONE DOESN'T WANT TO WEAR MASK, WHAT WOULD I DO? YOU SAY TO THE PERSON, PLEASE WEAR WHAT ELSE ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO BE DOING? >> THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE COME TO THE PLANE AND WANT TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS AND WANT TO HAVE A SAFE AND UNEVENTFUL FLIGHT

WE DO HAVE INDIVIDUALS WHO CHALLENGE IT AND DO NOT WANT TO WEAR THE MASK THE AIRLINES ARE SAYING THEY WILL BE BANNED FROM FLYING WE NEED MORE BACKING FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WE DO FIND IT THAT WAS ASSAULTED, ALL SHE CAN DO IS FILE CHARGES THE AIRLINE IS BACKING HER, WE NEED TO HAVE CONSEQUENCES LIKE IF YOU SMOKE ON BOARD SO THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THIS NEEDS TO BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY AND THERE WILL BE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES IF THEY DON'T COMPLY

>> SHE WAS ASSAULTED ON FOR THE FIGHT? >> YES SHE IS HURT, SHE IS RECOVERING THE AIRLINE IS SUPPORTING HER I'M GRATEFUL FOR THAT THESE ARE THE KINDS OF SITUATIONS THAT WE ARE PUT IN THIS RISK IS VERY HIGH

AS LONG AS WE ARE NOT CLEAR WITH THE PUBLIC ABOUT WHAT THE REQUIREMENTS ARE, HOW THEY NEED TO WEAR, AND IF THEY DON'T COMPLY, THIS IS PUTTING EVERYONE ELSE IN DANGER PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY REQUIRES THAT WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER, ESPECIALLY IN THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY WE CANNOT PROPERLY SOCIALLY DISTANCE >> WE APPRECIATE YOUR TIME WITH US, THANK YOU FOR YOUR INSIGHT >>> IN THIS REMOTE FARMING COMMUNITY, HOSPITAL SPACES AS VALUABLE AS ANY CROP >> WE ARE KIND OF BURSTING AT THE SEAMS IN TERMS OF OUR CAPACITY

>> SO OVERWHELMING THE SEARCH OF COVID- 19 CASES, AT LEAST 500 PATIENTS HAVE BEEN HOSPITALS TO OTHER COUNTIES >> HOW'S IT GOING? >> THIS DR IS THE CEO OF THE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, NOW PUTTING UP TENTS IN THE PARKING LOT TO HANDLE THE PATIENT OVERFLOW A FAMILIAR SIGHT FOR THIS MILITARY VETERAN WHO SERVED IN IRAQ >> IT REMINDS ME OF THE WAR ZONE

>> I'M STARTING TO UNDERSTAND WHAT PTSD LOOKS LIKE >> JUST KNOW THAT WE ARE PRAYING WE ARE PRAYING THAT THIS COMES TO AN END, SOON WE JUST WANT TO GO BACK TO NORMAL >> THE POPULATION IN IMPERIAL COUNTY IS 85% LATINO, IT DISPROPORTIONATELY HARD BY COVID- 19, EVEN BEFORE THE PANDEMIC, THE REGION WAS PLAYED BY HIGH RATES OF POVERTY, OBESITY, AND ASTHMA, PROBLEMS INFLAMED BY THE FIRES THEY ARE FEELING THE IMPACT OF THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS IN NEIGHBORING MEXICO WHERE THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS LIVE, LEGALLY TRAVELING BACK AND FORTH

>> SHE SAYS 10 RELATIVES HAD TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19, ONE DIED SHE AND HER HUSBAND LIVED A BLOCK FROM THE HOSPITAL >> WHAT WE HEAR ALL THE TIME OR HELICOPTERS >> THE HELICOPTERS FLYING PATIENTS TO OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE >> IS A MARATHON, NOT A SPRINT

IT REALLY FEELS EXHAUSTING >> HE'S WITH A COMPANY THAT IS TRANSPORTING PATIENTS BEFORE THE PANDEMIC THEY USUALLY DID ONE OR TWO TRANSFERS A DAY NOW IT'S AROUND 15 TO 17 A DAY >> IT IS JUST OVERWHELMING

USED TO BE ABLE TO CLOCK OUT NOW, THE PHONE RINGS AT ALL HOURS OF THE DAY THERE IS NO TIME OFF >> A FEW PATIENTS ARE FLOWN ALL THE WAY TO UC SAN FRANCISCO, HUNDREDS OF MILES FROM THEIR FAMILIES >> I THINK COMMUNICATION BECOMES VERY CHALLENGING

I THINK WITH –, YOU KIND OF HAVE TO BE EVEN MORE AVAILABLE, MORE OPEN LEXUS HOSPITAL THAT PHILIP ACROSS THE STATE, IMPERIAL COUNTY WORRIES IT WILL BECOME HARDER TO FIND PLACES TO TREAT PATIENTS OUTSIDE OF THE HOSPITAL, ONE TENT SITS EMPTY BUT LIKELY NOT FOR LONG >> IS BAD AS THINGS ARE RIGHT NOW, YOU'RE WORRIED YOU ARE NOWHERE NEAR THE END >> I DON'T THINK WE ARE NEAR THE END, WE HAVE TO GEAR UP

YOU'RE GOING TO FIND OURSELVES IN A VERY BAD SITUATION >> THE DOCTRINE YOUR STORY, WHAT IS IT ABOUT OCTOBER THAT HAS THEM SO WORRIED? >> WHAT HE IS WORRIED ABOUT IN OCTOBER IS NOT JUST CORONAVIRUS, BUT ALSO THE FLU SEASON STARTING ONE OF HIS BIGGEST CONCERNS IN ADDITION TO HAVING AN OFFENSE IS HAVING ENOUGH STAFF IN THE ICU ESPECIALLY IF THIS GOES ON FOR MONTHS BACK ARLY RESULTS AE PROMISING THIS MORNING PROMISING SIGNS IN THE FIGHT >> THIS MORNING, PROMISING SIGNS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID- 19

A MASSACHUSETTS- BASED DRUGMAKER MADONNA SAYS THE VACCINE IS WORKING ON INDUCED ANTIBODY RESPONSES IN ALL PHASE 1 TRIAL PARTICIPANTS, INCLUDING JENNIFER >> I'M VERY ENCOURAGED BY THESE RESULTS I THINK IT SHOWS THEY ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK WITH THIS VACCINE IT'S ALSO EXCITING THAT THERE ARE MANY OTHER VACCINE TRIALS GOING ON ACROSS THE WORLD >> THE TRIAL INCLUDED 45 HEALTHY ADULTS, EACH RECEIVED TWO VACCINATIONS 28 DAYS APART

THE VACCINE WAS GENERALLY WELL TOLERATED HALF OF THE PARTICIPANTS EXPERIENCED SYMPTOMS, INCLUDING FATIGUE AND MUSCLE ACHES THE RESULTS WERE JUST PUBLISHED IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE RESEARCHERS AFTER THE SECOND DOSE, ALL 45 PARTICIPANTS DEVELOPED NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODIES, NEEDED TO FIGHT THE FIRES ACCORDING TO THE STUDY, THEY WERE AT LEVELS UP TO FOUR TIMES THE AMOUNT FOUND IN PATIENTS WHO HAVE RECOVERED FROM COVID-19

>> ARE VACCINE NEUTRALIZES THE ANTIBODIES THE LEVELS ARE HIGHER THAN WHAT YOU GET WITH A TYPICAL INFECTION, THAT'S IMPORTANT BECAUSE EVEN IF THEY IMMUNITY WANES OVER TIME, THE HIGHER YOU START, THE LONGER THE RUNWAY UNTIL INFLAMED >> DR ANTHONY COUNTY TEMPERED EXPECTATIONS TUESDAY AT A VIRTUAL FORM HOSTED BY GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY >> YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT NO VACCINE WILL BE 100% PROTECTED WHAT WE HOPE IS THAT WITH A COMBINATION OF PEOPLE HAVING ALREADY BEEN EXPOSED, AND A VACCINE THAT IS ANYWHERE FROM 70 TO 75% EFFECTIVE, THEY WILL BE ENOUGH HERD IMMUNITY THAT THERE WILL BE A TIME WHEN YOU AND I DO NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT GETTING INFECTED

FOR NOW, THEY ARE AIMING AT ENROLLING 30,000 ADULTS IN THE PHASE 3 TRIAL SET TO BEGIN LATER THIS MONTH THE FDA HAS SAID THAT THE VACCINE NEEDS TO PREVENT ILLNESS OR DECREASE THE SEVERITY OF IT IN 50% OF PEOPLE IN ORDER TO BE APPROVED MODERNITY SAYS THE COMPANY REMAINS ON TRACK TO BE ABLE TO DELIVER APPROXIMATELY 500 MILLION DOSES PER YEAR AND POSSIBLY UP TO 1 BILLION DOSES PER YEAR BEGINNING IN 2021 >> I AM FEELING MUCH BETTER ABOUT GETTING A VACCINE THAT IS DISTRIBUTED NOT ONLY WITHIN OUR OWN COUNTRY, BUT THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO HAVE DOSES FOR PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD >> DAVE, THIS — IF THIS GOES ACCORDING TO PLAN, WHEN IS THE EARLIEST IT COULD BE READY? HOW DO THEY PLAN ON DISTRIBUTING IT? >> THE CEO SAYS IT COULD BEGIN AS EARLY AS NEXT YEAR

IT COULD BE SOME SORT OF TIERED SYSTEM, WHERE FRONT-LINE WORKERS IN HIGH RISK POPULATIONS ARE GIVEN FIRST PRIORITY WE SHOULD MENTION THAT IT'S NOT WITHOUT CRITICS, SOME SCIENTISTS PREVIOUSLY SAID THAT THE FAST- TRACK NATURE OF THIS ESSENTIALLY AMOUNTED TO SCIENCE BY PRESS RELEASE AS I MENTIONED, NOW THAT THESE EARLY RESULTS HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED IN A PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL, THIS IS CERTAINLY GOING TO GET A LOT OF ATTENTION >> THANK YOU [MUSIC] >>>, THE CHAOS, HERE COMES THE FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE

>> YOU DON'T HAVE TO RETALIATE WITH ANGER, YOU CAN RETALIATE WITH LOVE, THAT'S WHY WE ARE DOWN HERE THERE'S ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY, THAT'S ALL I WANTED TO SEE >> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY >> THIS IS NOT ABOUT DONALD TRUMP, THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS

>> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER? >> GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY >> WHAT BIG POLICY CHANGES WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ENACTED? >> HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN THERE >> THAT'S THE STORY AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >> WE LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST- RACIAL AMERICA, WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> I REACHED OUT TO YOU AFTER I WATCH THE MAYOR AS ATLANTA TRYING TO RAISE HER SON

I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> AND OF HER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE YOUR DIFFERENT, YOU JUST DON'T NEED TO FEEL LESS THAN THAT'S MY THING >> I CHERISH THE FACT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS, I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS >> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

>> BREAKING NEWS >> WE SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE >> NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 EASTERN >>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS

>> A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING IN BRAZIL BEFORE HER VERY EYES >> ARE FIGHT UNITES US >> THE PEOPLE UPSET IF THEY DON'T WORK, THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> ARE SIGHTINGS ON THE GROUND LEARNING FROM WHERE IT'S BEEN >> THE GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE WEEKS IN STAGES

LIKE SO THAT YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT IS HERE >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL BUT IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES I UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED PURPOSE

>> THE FUTURE DOES NOT BELONG TO THE FAINTHEARTED, IT BELONGS TO THE FRAY >> YOU HAVE BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >> WE CAN ALL EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED? WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? >> DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS — [NO AUDIO] HAUNTIN PREDICTION

WE'VE GOT IT ALL COVERED MIGUEL ALMAGUER STARTS US OFF >> Reporter: WITH CALIFORNIA CRIPPLED BY COVID, TONIGHT THE FIRST STATE TO ORDER A SWEEPING SHUT DOWN NOW BECOMING THE LARGEST TO IMPLEMENT A MASSIVE ROLLBACK THE GOVERNOR'S NEW CLOSURES AREN'T JUST LIMITED TO INDOOR DINING, BARS, MOVIE THEATERS AND CHURCHES MOST HAIR SALONS, MALLS, GYMS AND NON-CRITICAL OFFICES WHERE MILLIONS WORK EVERY DAY MUST ALSO SHUTTER

>> I JUST REALLY HOPE THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO TAKE IT SERIOUSLY I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S GOING TO TAKE FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND >> Reporter: THE FIFTH LARGEST ECONOMY IN THE WORLD, GRINDING TO A HALT AGAIN THE VIRUS KILLING SMALL BUSINESSES >> WE CAN'T CLOSE

IF WE CLOSE, WE'LL LOSE EVERYTHING WE HAVE >> Reporter: FACING ECONOMIC DISASTER, CALIFORNIA IS IN THE [NO AUDIO] CRISIS THE STATE NOW AVERAGING 8,000 NEW CASES A DAY MORE THAN DOUBLE JUST A MONTH AGO HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE UP 43% IN TWO WEEKS, AS THE DEATH TOLL CLIMBS TO 7,000

MORE THAN 1/3 OF ALL CASES ARE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY >> WE HAVE NEVER HAD AS MANY PEOPLE INFECTED OR INFECTIOUS WE HAVE NEVER HAD AS MANY RECORDED POSITIVE CASES EACH DAY AND WE'VE NEVER HAD AS MANY PEOPLE IN THE HOSPITAL >> Reporter: WHILE L

A'S MAYOR COULD ORDER ADDITIONA >> WE NEVER HAD THIS MANY PEOPLE IN HOSPITAL >> LA'S MAYOR COULD ORDER ADDITIONAL CLOSURES LIKE THE CITY'S BEACHES AND TRAILS, THEY ARE HOPING TO DRIVE, REQUIREMENTS FOR FACEMASK, RELEASING THIS NEW PSA >> NOT EVERYONE IS LISTENING EVEN IN HARD-HIT DATES, SOME ARE REFUSING TO ENFORCE OR REQUIRE MEASURES LIKE FACEMASKS

>> THE MIXED MESSAGES ARE FUELING THE NATIONAL RISE IN CASES IN CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA, AND TEXAS, APPROACHING 1 MILLION INFECTIONS SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC >> I THINK THE FALL AND WINTER OF 2020 AND 2021 WILL PROBABLY BE ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TIMES THAT WE HAVE EXPERIENCED >> THERE ARE SIGNS OF PROGRESS BIOTECH COMPANY MODERNITY WILL SOON BEGIN TESTING THEIR TRIAL VACCINE ON 30,000 PATIENTS HELP MAY NOT COME SOON ENOUGH FOR THIS MAN, HIS FAMILY IS HOLDING VIGIL ON HIS SIDEWALK OUTSIDE HIS ROOM WHERE HE HAS BEEN ON A VENTILATOR FOR 10 DAYS

>> WHEN WE DO THE ROSARY, HE CRIES WHEN WE TALK TO HIM, HE CRIES WE KNOW HE IS STILL THERE HE SHOWS THOSE EXPRESSIONS WE KNOW HE HEARS US

>> TONIGHT, THE COST OF COVID-19 IS IMPACTING LIVES AND LIVELIHOODS IN DEVASTATING WAYS NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES >> THIS IS SAM, — THEY SET A RECORD FOR CORONAVIRUS FATALITIES IT'S THE HIGHEST NUMBER IN A SINGLE DAY, BIG QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE STATE >> WE ARE EXPLODING BECAUSE WE DID NOT HAVE A UNIFIED —

LET'S BACK YOUR PRETTY EARLY, VERY INTERESTING TOPICS THE MARKETS ARE VERY GOOD THE COUNTRY IS DOING WELL, JOBS ARE GOING FAST WE WANT SCHOOLS TO BE OPEN, THEY WILL BE OPEN, THEY WILL BE OPEN I THINK RELATIVELY ON TIME, HOPEFULLY PERFECTLY ON TIME MISPLACES DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? >> [INDECIPHERABLE- SPEAKER TOO FAR FROM MICROPHONE] >> I'M VERY HAPPY THAT TOMMY WON THE RACE, HE WILL BE A GREAT SENATOR

WE DO NOT HAVE A GOOD SENATOR WITH THERE RIGHT NOW JENS IS NOT DOING THE JOB, HE SHOULD BE DOING A MUCH BETTER JOB, CERTAINLY HE DOES NOT REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF THE PEOPLE OF ALABAMA THAT'S FOR SURE WE ARE NOT HAPPY ABOUT HIM AT ALL I DON'T THINK THE PEOPLE OF ALABAMA ARE HAPPY WITH THEIR REPRESENTATION IN THE SENATE

TOMMY WILL BE A GREAT SENATOR, HE WAS A GREAT COACH, I SPOKE TO ANOTHER COACH LAST NIGHT, UNRELATED HE SAID TOMMY WAS A GREAT COACH, HE'S A GREAT GUY SOMEDAY I WILL TELL YOU WHO SAID THAT HE IS SOMEONE RESPECTED IT WAS A TREMENDOUS PLAN

I'M VERY HAPPY ABOUT IT ALSO, A TREMENDOUS WIN FOR — IT LOOKS LIKE IT COULD BE A TREMENDOUS WIN FOR A GENTLEMAN NAMED GONZALES HOW ABOUT THAT? THE RACE IS STILL GOING ON BY THE TIME I GOT INVOLVED, A LOT OF THE VOTES WERE ALREADY CAST

I GOT INVOLVED AT THE LAST MINUTE REALLY, WE THINK THAT HE CAN EASILY WHEN THAT AREA TWO VERY GOOD CANDIDATES REYES IS A GREAT CANDIDATE, SO IS GONZALEZ WHEN I GOT INVOLVED, A LOT OF THE EARLY VOTES WERE CAST IT WAS A BIG COMEBACK

IT WAS A BIG COMEBACK THAT IS GOING TO BE A VERY INTERESTING RACE THE OTHER THING THAT IS VERY AMAZING, SOMEBODY YOU ALL KNOW IS RUNNING JACKSON WE CALL HIM A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS EVERYBODY AGREES THAT THEY RESPECT HIM A LOT

>> [INDECIPHERABLE- SPEAKER TOO FAR FROM MICROPHONE] >> IT COULD HAPPEN IT COULD HAPPEN AND TEETH THAT IS NO GOOD, THEY ARE BAD PEOPLE IT COULD VERY WELL HAPPEN >> [INDECIPHERABLE- SPEAKER TOO FAR FROM MICROPHONE] >> IT DID NOT CHANGE FOR ME

THEY ARE ALL ON THE SAME TEAM WE ARE ALL ON THE SAME TEAM, INCLUDING DR FELTY, I'VE A VERY GOOD RELATIONSHIP WE ARE ALL ON THE SAME TEAM WE WANT TO GET RID OF THIS MESS

THIS MESS THAT CHINA SENT US EVERYBODY IS WORKING ON THE SAME LINE, WE ARE DOING VERY WELL, OUR COUNTRY IS COMING BACK VERY STRONG YOU LOOK AT THE JOB NUMBERS, WE HAVE NEVER HAD JOB NUMBERS LIKE WE HAVE HAD RIGHT NOW IT'S COMING BACK VERY STRONGLY >> HE MADE A STATEMENT REPRESENTING HIMSELF, HE SHOULD NOT BE DOING THAT

I'VE A VERY GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH ANTHONY THANK YOU VERY MUCH THANK YOU [MUSIC] >> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> IF THEY GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE PROTECTED

>> NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD 'S G LIVE ON WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 EASTERN >> NEW YORK'S OVER GOVERNOR IS [INDISCERNIBLE] >> IF YOU LEAVE THE AIRPORT WITHOUT PROVIDING INFORMATION, YOU WILL RECEIVE A SUMMONS, IMMEDIATELY >> STARTING TODAY, OFFICERS WILL MEET PASSENGERS AT NEW YORK AIRPORTS, THOSE COMING FROM 22 STATES DESIGNATED AS COVID-19 HOTSPOTS NOW NEED TO FILL OUT THESE FORMS FROM THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT PROVIDING CONTACT INFORMATION OR FACE A $2000 FINE

THE STATE HAD ALREADY IMPOSED A TWO WEEK QUARANTINE FOR TRAVELERS LIKE CALIFORNIA, WHO IS RETURNING TO SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY NEXT MONTH >> WERE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO WORK WITH THE GOVERNOR AND FIGURE OUT AN EFFECTIVE WAY REALISTICALLY THEY KNOW THAT KIDS WILL NOT BE ABLE COME BACK TWO WEEKS EARLY >> WITH TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TRAVELING HERE EVERY DAY, CAN THIS ACTUALLY BE ENFORCED? LAST MONTH, THE GOVERNOR ANNOUNCED A $10,000 FINE IF THE PERSON ENTERS THE STATE WITHOUT QUARANTINING AND SPREAD THE VIRUS SO FAR, NO FINES HAVE BEEN ISSUED IN NEW YORK CITY

MONTHS AGO TEXAS IMPOSED ITS OWN 14 DAY QUARANTINE FOR TRAVELERS FROM THE NORTHEAST BUT TODAY TEXAS OFFICIALS TOLD NBC NEWS THEY DID NOT CITE ANYONE, JUST CONDUCTED RANDOM SPOT CHECKS ASKED BY THE SHEER NUMBER OF PEOPLE WE WOULD NEED TO ENFORCE THIS 24 SEVEN, WE DON'T HAVE THAT TYPE OF STAFFING >> AFTER THREE PEOPLE RETURNED FROM A VACATION IN FLORIDA AND TESTED POSITIVE, 46 RESIDENTS ARE ON LOCKDOWN BEING MONITORED >> WE HAVE EIGHT ACTIVE CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS IF WE HAD 200 ACTIVE CASES, IT GETS A LOT HARDER AND A LOT MORE LABOR- INTENSIVE

>> THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE SAYS TRAVELERS DRIVING FROM HOTSPOTS MUST FILL OUT THE FORM ONLINE AGAIN, IT'S NOT CLEAR HOW IT WILL BE ENFORCED >> IN A NEW INTERVIEW WITH CBS NEWS, PRESIDENT TRUMP, THE KILLING OF GEORGE FORD BY POLICE TERRIBLE, BUT HIT BACK WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE UNDERLYING ISSUE OF DEADLY USE OF FORCE BY POLICE >> WHY ARE THEY STILL DYING AT THE HANDS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT?? ARE WHITE PEOPLE WHAT A TERRIBLE QUESTION TO ASK

SO ARE WHITE PEOPLE MORE WHITE PEOPLE, BY THE WAY >> THE PRESIDENT ALSO DEFENDED THE DISPLAY OF THE CONFEDERATE FLAG >> YOU UNDERSTAND WHY THE FLAG IS A PAINFUL SYMBOL FOR MANY PEOPLE BECAUSE IT'S A REMINDER OF SLAVERY TO SLAVERY >> I KNOW PEOPLE THAT LIKE THE CONFEDERATE FLAG AND DON'T THINK ABOUT SLAVERY, I THINK IT'S FREEDOM OF SPEECH, WHETHER IT IS THE CONFEDERATE FLAG OR BLACK LIVES MATTER OR ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT, IT IS FREEDOM OF SPEECH

>> THE COMMENTS COMES AS THE PRESIDENT FACES FRESH FALLOUT OVER THE CORONAVIRUS SIX FONTS OVER THE FORM OF AN EXTRAORDINARY REBUKE FROM FOUR FORMER HEADS OF THE CDC WHO ARGUE IN A NEW OP-ED THE PRESIDENT AND WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS ARE ATTEMPTING TO UNDERMINE THE AGENCY'S GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOLS HOPING TO REOPEN IN THE FALL THE CONDEMNATION FROM DOCTORS COMES AS PRESIDENT TRUMP BLASTED THE CDC'S FULL REOPENING GUIDELINES AS VERY TOUGH AND EXPENSIVE >> FOR GUIDELINES TO BE ISSUED AND UNDERMINED BY THE WHITE HOUSE CONFUSES EVERYONE THE CDC GUIDELINES ARE BASED ON SCIENCE IF WE CANNOT RELY ON THAT, WHERE WE GOING TO TURN? >> IN RESPONSE, IT IS PARTNERING — IT'S BEEN PARTNERING SINCE THE VERY BEGINNING

THEY ENCOURAGE ALL AMERICANS TO FOLLOW CDC GUIDELINES >> BAYLESS DENIED, — WILL HAVE TO WAIT BEHIND BARS FOR HER TRIAL THE LONGTIME PARTNER AND GIRLFRIEND OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN PLEADED NOT GUILTY AND ASKED FOR $5 MILLION BILL AND HOME ARREST IN A LUXURY MANHATTAN HOTEL THE ELUSIVE 58- YEAR-OLD APPEARED VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE AND A RESIN UNIFORM >> IT'S DIFFERENT FROM THE PICTURES WE ARE USED TO SEEING ON SOCIAL FEEDS

SHOULD MUCH LONGER HAIR, IT WAS DARKER, BACK IN A PONYTAIL >> HER DEFENSE TEAM ARGUED THAT THE PANDEMIC MADE PREPARING FOR TRIAL BEHIND BARS NOT REALISTIC, THE JUDGE REJECTED THE PROPOSAL SAYING HE PUT THE SHEEP POSES SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF FLIGHT IN COURT DOCUMENTS, INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE HOPES A SWISS BANK ACCOUNT THAT SHE HAS A SWISS BANK ACCOUNT AND A BRITISH BANK ACCOUNT WORTH MORE THAN $6 MILLION SHE TOOK DELIBERATE STEPS TO AVOID LAW ENFORCEMENT, INCLUDING WRAPPING HERSELF ON A TINFOIL, WHAT THEY CAUGHT A SEEMINGLY MISGUIDED EFFORT TO EVADE DETECTION HER ATTORNEYS HAVE ARGUED THAT SHE TOOK EXTRA STEPS TO AVOID THE MEDIA, NOT THE POLICE

>> SHE ENJOYED DRAWING HER VICTIMS AND WITH PERCEIVED CARING ANNIE SAYS SHE WAS 16 YEARS OLD WHEN SHE WAS SEXUALLY TRAFFIC SHE SAID THAT HE'S LIED UNDER OATH AND TORMENT SURVIVORS THE ARREST HAS BEEN MET WITH HOPE AND DISBELIEF BY OTHER EPSTEIN ACCUSERS >> AM TRYING TO WRAP MY BRAIN AROUND HER BEHIND BARS

THERE'S PART OF ME THAT BELIEVES JUSTICE HAS FAILED US A FEW TIMES BEFORE IN THE SITUATION I'M KIND OF WAITING FOR THE OTHER SHOE TO DROP >> THE TRIAL WILL NOT LAST LONG, ABOUT THREE WEEKS SHE WILL HAVE A LOT OF TIME TO THINK ABOUT IT IN HER JAIL CELL THE TRIAL IS NOT SET TO BEGIN UNTIL JULY NEXT YEAR

>> 29-YEAR-OLD CARTER RIGHT KNOWS ALL TOO WELL THE SYMPTOMS THAT COME WITH COVID- 19, THE COUGH, BODY ACHES, AND HIGH FEVER >> AT ONE POINT I HAD COLD PACKS UNDER MY ARMPITS >> HE WAS FIRST DIAGNOSED IN MARCH AND THEN COVID-19 CAME BACK STRONGER JULY 4 >> I CRIED HARD THAT NIGHT BECAUSE IT WAS SUPER OVERWHELMING >> YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE THROUGH WITH THIS

>> YES >> THOSE TIMES HE TESTED POSITIVE WHY DID THE ANTIBODIES FROM THE FIRST INFECTION NOT PROTECT HIM FROM GETTING IT AGAIN? NEW RESEARCH IS JUST THAT VIRUS PROTECTION MAY NOT LAST LONG BRITISH RESEARCHERS SAY A STUDY OF 96 PATIENTS FOUND THEIR ANTIBODIES PEAKED THREE WEEKS AFTER THE SYMPTOMS APPEARED, THEN RAPIDLY DECLINED ONLY 17% OF THOSE TESTED HAVE THE SAME LEVEL OF ANTIBODIES

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA WAS SICK WITH COVID- 19 IN MARCH AND STILL WEARS PPE IF IT DROPS FAST, IT COULD BE A TROUBLING DEVELOPMENT >> IF THAT TRANSLATES INTO SOMEONE POSSIBLY GETTING REINFECTED, THAT DESTROYS THE CONCEPT OF WHAT WE HAVE OF HERD IMMUNITY, WHERE LARGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD IT CAN ULTIMATELY EXTINGUISH THE INFECTION AND PUT THIS BEHIND US A LITTLE BIT >> RESEARCHERS DON'T KNOW THE VACCINE THAT PROTECTION MIGHT DIMINISH OVER TIME >> WHAT WE DO KNOW IS THAT A SINGLE EXPERIENCE WITH COVID-19 DOES NOT RENDER SOMEONE MEAN FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES

IT MAY NOT MAKE THEM IMMUNE FOR MORE THAN A FEW MONTHS >> RESEARCHERS BELIEVE THE SICKEST COVID-19 PATIENTS HAVE MORE PROTECTION THAN THOSE THAT ARE LESS SICK BECAUSE IT MAY DIMINISH OVER TIME, EVEN RECOVERED PATIENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO WEAR A MASK >> AMONG THE CHAOS, I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON >> YOU DON'T HAVE TO RETALIATE WITH ANGER, YOU RETALIATE WITH LOVE, THAT'S WHY WE ARE DOWN HERE, THERE'S ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY

THAT'S ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE >> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY >> THIS IS NOT ABOUT DONALD TRUMP, THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS FOR SING IN THE MORNING ASKED WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE BALLOTS READY TO GO? >> YOU NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY

>> WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ENACTED? >> HE'S TELLING THAT SHE WAS TELLING THE TRUTH AND WHO IS LYING? >> ONLY ON NBC >> WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT LIVE IN A POST- RACIAL AMERICA >> I WATCHED THE MAYOR TRYING TO RAISE HER SON I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME AND SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE YOUR DIFFERENT BUT YOU CANNOT FEEL LESS THAN >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS

>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW BREAKING NEWS >> WE SHALL A LARGE CONVOY THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE >> NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE ON WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 EASTERN

>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING HERE IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR EYES >> ARE GLOBAL FIGHT UNITES US >> IN MEXICO CITY PEOPLE SAID IF THEY DON'T WORK THEY WON'T BE THERE FAMILIES >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE WEEKS >> SO YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY EFFECT,, IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL BEFORE

>> ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES A UNITED PEOPLE, WITH UNITED — >> THE FUTURE DOES NOT BELONG TO THE FAINTHEARTED, IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE >> A GREAT NUMBER OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION

>> WE CAN ALL EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED? WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? >> YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ACTUALLY ORDERED? I WANT TO TURN THIS AROUND >> ARE YOU WORRIED THAT THESE MAY DOVETAIL? >> WE'RE BACK, AN IMPORTANT REMINDER, IT'S TAX DAY THE ORIGINAL DEADLINE WAS POSTPONED WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU, IF YOU STILL HAVEN'T FILED, OUR SENIOR BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT IS ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS

>> WE HAVE A QUESTION >> BECAUSE OF THE BACKLOG THAT EXIST, WILL THERE BE ANY ADVANTAGES? >> WHAT DO YOU SAY? >> THERE ALWAYS ADVANTAGES IF YOU DO IT ELECTRONICALLY, YOU SIGN UP FOR DIRECT DEPOSIT, IF YOU ARE DUE TO GET A REFUND, 70% OF PEOPLE WHO FILE ARE, HE WILL GET THE MONEY FASTER HERE'S WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER, IF YOU DON'T HAVE AN ACCESS TO COMPUTER OLD- FASHIONED IT'S COMPLICATED A LOT OF PEOPLE THINK SURE, IF I DO IT ONLINE, I CAN'T AFFORD TURBOTAX OR ANOTHER SOFTWARE PROGRAM

THEY ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE FREE IRS SOFTWARE YOU GO TO IRSGOV, THERE'S A REALLY GOOD CHANCE YOU CAN USE THEIR SOFTWARE FOR FREE, THE KEY IS, YOU'VE GOT TO DO IT TODAY, YOU CANNOT AVOID IT OTHERWISE YOU WILL NEED TO PAY A FINE >> OKAY

IT'S TIME NOW THIS IS WHEN — THIS IS ONE THAT WE GOT A LOT HERE'S DAVID FROM CAROLINA >> I FOUND MY FEDERAL TAX RETURN AND THAT VERY WHERE CAN I EXPECT CASH WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO GET MY REFUND? >> YOU ABSOLUTELY SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN A REFUND BY NOW

WE KNOW THAT BECAUSE OF COVID- 19 THERE SOME DELAYS I WILL TELL YOU, MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE THING ON THE IRSGOV, THERE IS A TAB CALLED WHERE'S MY REFUND? DEPOSIT, HE CAN FIND THAT MONEY RIGHT NOW >> CAN CONTACT IRS QUESTION WHAT IF YOU DID NOT DO DIRECT DEPOSIT? >> YES YOU CAN CONTACT THEM LET'S BE HONEST, THIS IS A GOVERNMENT AGENCY

IF YOU HAVE TO DO IT THE OLD- FASHIONED WAY, IT TAKES A WHILE >> OUR FINAL QUESTION COMES FROM ROSS IN SAN FRANCISCO, TAKE IT AWAY >> THE EXTENSION ON FILING YOUR TAXES >> IS THERE ANY WAY TO GET AN EXTENSION? >> WE SHOULD THINK ABOUT JULY 15, THE SAME WAY WE DID ABOUT APRIL 15, THEY JUST MOVED IT YES YOU CAN GET A THREE MONTH EXTENSION

YOU STILL OWE THEM MONEY THE EXTENSION IS JUST AN EXTENSION TO FILE THE PAPERWORK DURING THIS TIME, YOU'RE GOING TO OWE INTEREST I WANT PEOPLE TO GO ON THE WEBSITE TODAY THERE ARE ALL SORTS OF SHORT AND LONG-TERM PAYMENT PLANS

THIS IS A REALLY DIFFICULT TIME ECONOMICALLY A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T HAVE THE CASH RIGHT NOW YOU CAN'T JUST HIDE UNDER THE COVERS AND AVOID IT IF YOU DON'T ADDRESS IT, YOU WILL RACK UP FINE AND YOU WON'T HAVE THE MONEY TO PAY BASE TAXES, THE FINES WILL JUST MAKE IT WORSE >> ALL RIGHT, YOU'RE RIGHT, THANK YOU SO MUCH

>> IN A VIRTUAL SPEECH HELPING AND GIRLS FIND THEIR VOICES, MEGAN MARKLE IS REDISCOVERING HERS >> I BELIEVE WE ARE ON THE PRECIPICE OF TRANSFORMATION >> AN ORGANIZATION AND POWER AND ADVOCATING FOR YOUNG WOMEN AROUND THE GLOBE ADVOCATING YOUNG WOMEN AROUND THE GLOBE >> WE'RE MEANT TO BUILD EACH OTHER UP

SO USE YOUR TO BE BUILDING OTHERS THROUGH OUR VOICES >> Reporter: THE FIRST MAJOR ADDRESS SINCE STEPPING BACK FROM ROYAL LIFE NOW, A DIFFERENT TONE >> WE ARE ORGANIZING BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTESTS AROUND D THE GLOBE WE ARE REFORMING THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

>> Reporter: WHILE NOT MENTIONING THE ROYAL FAMILY DIRECTLY, A POINTED MESSAGE ABOUT CHALLENGING INSTITUTIONS >> THEY DON'T LISTEN UNTIL THEY HAVE TO IOILO IT'S EASY TO EXCUSE AND HARD TO BREAK >> Reporter: THE DOCTORS SHARED THE VIRTUAL STAGE WITH FORMER FIRST LADY, MICHELLE OBAMA

>> THIS PANDEMIC TA HAS SHOWN YOUR EFFORTS ARE IMPORTANT RIGHT NOW >> Reporter: HFOR MEGHAN, HER FIRST TIME BACK IN THE SPOTLIGHT BUT SHE HAS HARDLY BEEN SILENT LAST MONTH, SHE DELIVERED A STIRRING SPEECH TO HER HIGH SCHOOL ALMA MATER >> BECAUSE GEORGE FLOYD MATTERED AND BREONNA TAYLOR'S LIFE MATTERED AND PHILANDO CASTILE'S LIFE MATTER AND TAMIR RICE'S LIFE MATTERED >> Reporter: WITH HER HUSBAND, PRINCE HARRY, SPEAKING OUT ABOUT BRITAIN'S RACIST PAST

>> IS NO WAY WE CAN MOVE ACFORWARD UNLESS WE ACKNOWLEDGE THE UC PAST >> Reporter: IN CANDID TERMS, A MESSAGE AS MUCH FOR HERSELF AS FOR HER AUDIENCE >> THE HARDEST PART, FOR ME, IS TO CHASE YOUR CONVICTIONS WITH PASSION >>> IF WE WERE TO WIPE THE SLATE CLEAN AND CREATE A SYSTEM OF GOVERNANCE THAT CENTERS PEOPLE OF COLOR, PARTICULARLY BLACK, INDIGENOUS AND OTHERS OF COLOR, WHAT SYSTEM WOULD LIFT UP THOSE VOICES TO MAKE SURE THEIR CONCERNS WERE HEARD? >> THE RIGHT TO VOTE IS THE FUNDAMENTAL BEDROCK OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY AND A CRUCIAL TOOL IN THE ONGOING BATTLE AGAINST SYSTEMIC RACISM >> THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IN METRO ATLANTA WITH AREAS WITH HIGHER BLACK POPULATIONS

>> AS THE PRIMARIES HIGHLIGHTED, RACE IS A FACTOR IN OUR ELECTION SYSTEM IS THIS TRULY A GOVERNMENT BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE? IF NOT, COULD A MORE REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY HELP GET US THERE? >> THE TWO PARTY SYSTEM IN THE US, WE BELIEVE, IS A MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR TO STRUCTURAL RACISM >> THE MORE EQUITABLE DEMOCRACY, NONPROFIT ON ELECTIONS, SAID THE WINNER-TAKE- ALL SYSTEM DOMINATED BY TWO MAIN PARTIES HAS HISTORICALLY UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES OF COLOR

>> THERE IS REALLY ONE PARTY HOSTILE TO ANYTHING RELATED TO RACIAL EQUITY GENERALLY SPEAKING, THEY HAVE NO WAY TO ATTRACT FOLKS OF COLOR SO THEY PRETTY MUCH DO ANYTHING THEY CAN TO UNDERMINE THE PARTICIPATION OF COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AND THE OTHER PARTY CAN SAY, WE ARE HERE FOR YOU WE ARE NOT THEM, WE ARE BETTER AND WHO ELSE DO YOU HAVE TO VOTE FOR? THAT CREATES AN UNTENABLE SITUATION WHERE PEOPLE OF COLOR FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE NO CHOICE >> CONGRESS IS MORE DIVERSE THAN EVER 20% OF THE VOTING NUMBERS ARE RACIAL OR ETHNIC MINORITIES WHERE 40% OF THE POPULATION IS NONWHITE

THE HISTORY OF THE OVAL OFFICE SPEAKS FOR ITSELF THERE HAVE BEEN LAWSUITS BETWEEN DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS AND IN 2018, THE SUPREME COURT HELD IN PLACE THAT DEMOCRATS WEEKEND IS THE GROWING PARTY OF MINORITIES THE COURT FOUND PARTISAN GERRYMANDERING A POTENTIAL SOLUTION WOULD BE A PROPORTIONAL, MULTIPARTY SYSTEM FOR THE US

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES WHERE INSTEAD OF A WINNER-TAKE- ALL BETWEEN DEMOCRAT OR REPUBLICAN, CANDIDATES FROM FOUR OR FIVE PARTIES WOULD COMPETE AND HOLD POWER IT WOULD BE ALLOCATED PROPORTIONALLY TO THE VOTES WON BY EACH PARTY AND WOULD BE SIMILAR TO SYSTEMS IN IRELAND AND AUSTRALIA CANDIDATES WOULD COMPETE FOR US SENATE SEATS AND THEY WOULD USE RANKED CHOICE VOTING WHERE THEY LIST THE PREFERENCE IN ORDER AND THE WINNING CANDIDATE IS DETERMINED BY RANK IN THESE ELECTIONS WOULD NOT BE PROPORTIONAL SINCE IT'S DESIGNED FOR A SINGLE WINNER

>> WE PROBABLY WOULD HAVE A CENTER LEFT PARTY OF DEMOCRATS AND A CENTER RIGHT POLITICAL PARTY, THE OLD-SCHOOL REPUBLICAN PARTY THAT DOESN'T REALLY EXIST ANYMORE WE WOULD HAVE A TEA PARTY OR NATIONALISTIC PARTY FURTHER TO THE RIGHT AND THEN MAYBE ONE OR TWO PARTIES FURTHER TO THE LEFT >> AIN'T NO POWER LIKE THE POWER OF THE PEOPLE >> Reporter: IT WOULD PROVIDE OPPORTUNITY FOR A NEW PARTY THAT TRULY EMBRACES RACIAL EQUITY AS THE MAIN VALUE TO RISE AND BE THE HOME FOR PEOPLE OF COLOR WHO FEEL DISAFFECTED BY THE TWO-PARTY SYSTEM >> MINORITY POLITICAL PARTIES HAVE EXISTED

THEIR SUCCESS IS OFTEN FLEETING IN THE 1970s, THERE WAS A PARTY COMPRISED OF LATIN LEADERS FROM SOUTHWEST STATES >> THEY WERE ABLE TO WIN SOME SEATS BECAUSE THEY WERE THE MAJORITY BUT ONCE AGAIN, THE CHALLENGE OF A WINNER-TAKE-ALL SYSTEM PUTS PRESSURE ON THOSE SMALL POLITICAL PARTIES TO TRY TO COMPETE WITHIN THE STRUCTURE OF THE SYSTEM, AS OPPOSED TO BLOSSOMING AND EMBODYING THE HOPES AND DREAMS OF COMMUNITIES OF COLOR BECAUSE THEY HAVE A BUILDING OF POLITICAL POWER >> THERE IS NO CONSTITUTIONAL PRESIDENT FOR TWO-PARTY SYSTEM IT DOESN'T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT POLITICAL PARTIES

GEORGE WASHINGTON EVEN SPOKE OUT AGAINST THEM BY THE TIME HE LEFT OFFICE, TWO PARTIES HAVE FORMED AND WE'VE OPERATED THAT WAY EVER SINCE >> IF WE THINK ABOUT THE CHALLENGES, IN TERMS OF RECONCILING WITH OUR RACIST HISTORY, HAVING AN ELECTORAL SYSTEM THAT IS AT ITS CORE ABOUT WHO SETS THE AGENDA AND WHAT POLICIES WE PASS AND GOVERN OURSELVES ON, WE NEED TO HAVE EQUITY BUILT INTO THAT SYSTEM WITHOUT THAT, COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AND OTHER MINORITY GROUPS WILL BE FOREVER ON THE OUTSIDE AND WILL NEVER GET TO A SYSTEM THAT REALLY EMBRACES RACIAL EQUITY AND PROVIDES REAL OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL OF OUR COMMUNITIES T OF TR LIFE >> THAT WAS MIGUEL ALMAGUER REPORTIN >>> OUR NEXT GUEST TRIES TO CLEAR UP THOSE MISS MAX EDGES THAT YOU HEARD DR

FAUCI MENTION KRISTIN LOST HER FATHER AFTER HE CONTRACTED THE CORONAVIRUS IN ARIZONA SHE THINKS HIS DEATH COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED IF POLITICIANS HAD DONE MORE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE DISEASE KRISTIN USED HER FATHER'S OBITUARY TO CALL OUT WHAT SHE CALLS A LACK OF LEADERSHIP AND IS CHANNELING HER SADNESS INTO ACTION TO CREATE AN AWARENESS CAMPAIGN KRISTIN JOINS US ON THIS WEDNESDAY MORNING

FIRST OF ALL, WE ARE SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, GENUINELY SORRY LET'S HEAR MORE ABOUT YOUR FATHER WHAT WAS HE LIKE? >> MY DAD WAS AN AMAZING PERSON HE WAS A LOVER OF NATURE AND THE NIGHT SKY AND ALSO THE LIFE OF THE PARTY HE LOVED NASCAR, THE DALLAS COWBOYS AND WAS CONSTANTLY BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE LIFE

HE WAS DEFINITELY THE PERSON WHO INTRODUCED ME TO POLITICS HE WAS A PATRIOT AND DEFINITELY DIDN'T DESERVE TO DIE ON HIS OWN WITH JUST A NURSE IN THE ICU HOLDING HIS HAND >> WAS HE CONCERNED AND WORRIED ABOUT CONTRACTING THE VIRUS AND DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THAT? >> YES I AM VERY LUCKY, IN THAT I HAVE FRIENDS WHO ARE EPIDEMIOLOGISTS I WORK FOR A NONPROFIT CALLED MIGHTY EARTH THAT WORKS TO PREVENT PANDEMICS BY PROTECTING RAIN FORESTS IN THE AMAZON

I WAS WORRIED ABOUT CORONAVIRUS AS EARLY AS JANUARY IN TALKING TO MY MOTHER AND FATHER ABOUT THE TACTICS WE SHOULD TAKE TO KEEP OURSELVES SAFE, WE PARTICIPATED WITH SHELTER-IN- PLACE WHENEVER GOVERNOR DUCEY ROLLED BACK THE EXECUTIVE ORDER AND STARTED SENDING MIXED MESSAGES TO MY FATHER, THAT'S WHENEVER I STOPPED WINNING MY BATTLE TO PROTECT MY PARENTS THE GOVERNOR WAS ON RECORD AS EARLY — AS LATE AS EARLY MAY, SAYING THAT IF YOU DON'T HAVE UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS, IT'S SAFE TO BE OUTSIDE AT THAT TIME, MY FATHER WOULD COME BACK AND SAY, KRISTIN, IF THE GOVERNOR SAYS IT'S SAFE, WHY CAN'T I GO OUT AND CATCH UP WITH FRIENDS? HE'S TELLING ME TO GO SHOPPING AND GO OUT TO GET A DRINK

WHY SHOULD I DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT? WHY SHOULD HE SAY IT IS SAFE IF IT'S NOT SAFE? MY FATHER GOT A FEVER AND STARTED COUGHING AND A COUPLE OF DAYS LATER WE HAD TO TAKE HIM TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM >> WE REACHED OUT TO GOVERNOR DUCEY'S OFFICE ABOUT YOUR FATHER'S DEATH I WANT TO READ WHAT THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE SAID THEY SAID, QUOTE, OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY AND LOVED ONES WE KNOW NOTHING CAN ALLEVIATE THE PAIN ASSOCIATED WITH HIS LOSS AND EVERY LOSS FROM THIS VIRUS IS TRAGIC

WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THAT? >> I DO NOT NEED THE GOVERNOR'S HEART I NEED THE GOVERNOR AND THE PRESIDENT TO ACT THEY ARE WORKING TO FORCE A FALSE NARRATIVE ON US THAT WE HAVE TO PICK THE ECONOMY OR PUBLIC HEALTH AND THAT IS SIMPLY NOT TRUE >> THE IDEA OF OAT MASKS, SPECIFICALLY, AS YOU ARE ACUTELY AWARE — THERE CONTINUES TO BE THIS PENCHANT IN THIS COUNTRY BETWEEN FOLKS WHO UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE AND NECESSITY OF WEARING MASKS AND THOSE WHO DON'T IN ARIZONA, THERE IS NO STATEWIDE MANDATE FOR MASKS

WHAT DO PEOPLE IN ARIZONA, THE PEOPLE YOU TALK TO, WHAT DO THEY SAY ABOUT THAT IDEA, THE FACT THAT THERE IS NO MASK MANDATE THROUGHOUT THE STATE? >> YOU KNOW, I SPENT THE LAST WEEK IN ARIZONA TALKING TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHILE WEARING MASKS AND BEING SOCIALLY DISTANT AND OUTSIDE PEOPLE ARE BEGGING FOR THE GOVERNOR TO TAKE ADDITIONAL ACTION AND WHILE THERE ARE SOME FOLKS WHO ARE QUESTIONING THE EFFICACY OF NOT WEARING THEM, BY AND LARGE, THE OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF FOLKS I'VE TALKED TO THINK IT'S RIDICULOUS THAT THE STATE HASN'T TAKEN MORE EXTREME MEASURES WHEN THERE IS MOUNTING EVIDENCE THAT MASK WEARING HELPS REDUCE TRANSMISSION IT'S NOT JUST INDIVIDUALS ASKING FOR IT, IT'S ALSO DOCTORS AND NURSES ON THE FRONT LINES AND HAVING TO MAKE THESE IMPOSSIBLE DECISIONS ABOUT HOW TO TREAT THIS SURGE OF PATIENTS COMING THEIR WAY I READ THIS MORNING THAT MARICOPA COUNTY, WHERE MY PARENTS LIVED, ONLY HAS 12 ICU BEDS LEFT THAT DOESN'T ONLY AFFECT PEOPLE WHO HAVE CORONAVIRUS, IT WOULD AFFECT SOMEBODY WHO HAS A HEART ATTACK OR STROKE

THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE IN THE UNITED STATES >> KRISTIN, LASTLY, YOU WROTE IN YOUR FATHER'S OBIT THAT YOU ARE CHANNELING YOUR SADNESS AND RAGE INTO BUILDING THIS AWARENESS CAMPAIGN SO THAT FEWER FAMILIES ARE FORCED TO ENDURE WHAT YOUR FAMILY HAS HAD TO ENDURE HOW IS THE AWARENESS CAMPAIGN GOING, SO FAR? >> IT'S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF ALL OF THIS MARKED BY COVID IS THE ORGANIZATION I'M BUILDING MARKEDBYCOVID

COM IS WHERE I COLLECT STORIES OF INDIVIDUALS TO COME FORWARD AND I'M WORKING TO SPONSOR A MORE HONEST OBITUARY AND IF FOLKS ARE INTERESTED IN DONATING, I RECOMMEND GOING TO THE WEBSITE TO GIVE YOU A PREVIEW, A WOMAN FROM TEXAS REACHED OUT TO ME AND SAID MY STORY IS COMING FORWARD TO GIVE HER SO MUCH SOLACE IN A MOMENT WHERE SHE JUST LOST HER MOTHER ON JULY 4th I'M WORKING WITH HER NOW AND WE ARE GRIEVING TO AND FIGURING OUT HOW TO RAISE MORE AWARENESS FOR THE UNTIMELY LOSS OF HER MOTHER IN TEXAS, AS WELL WE ARE JUST GETTING STARTED >> KRISTIN, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND THANK YOU ALL FOR CHANNELING THAT GRIEF AND THAT SADNESS INTO SOMETHING THAT IS GOING TO BE SO REMARKABLE

THANK YOU ES HERE, OFFICIALS SAY THE NEXT FEW DAYS COULD BE SOME LIFE AND DEATH DECISIONS THIS MORNI >>> THIS MORNING, THE DIRECTOR OF THE CDC TOLD AMERICANS THE WORST IS YET TO COME >> I THINK THE FALL IN THE WINTER OF 2020 AND 2021 WILL PROBABLY BE ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TIMES WE'VE EXPERIENCED IN AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH

IT'S BECAUSE OF COVID AND INFLUENZA >> Reporter: A WARNING COMES AS PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY MIAMI IS NOW THE EPICENTER FOR CORONAVIRUS WITH THE POSITIVITY RATE AT 28%, ONE OF THE HIGHEST IN THE NATION ON TUESDAY, FLORIDA SET A NEW RECORD FOR CORONAVIRUS DEATHS 132 IN A SINGLE DAY >> WE ARE IN A CRISIS SITUATION

>> Reporter: IN THE LAST WEEK, 17 STATES AND WASHINGTON, DC SAW CASES OF NEW INFECTIONS SPIKE OVER 50% AND IN CALIFORNIA, RECORD NUMBERS AND HOSPITALIZATIONS IN MICHIGAN, A PACKED HOUSE PARTY OVER THE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND LED TO 43 INFECTIONS AND 66 ADDITIONAL EXPOSURES SOME REGIONS ARE NOW TAKING DRASTIC MEASURES

PHILADELPHIA'S BANNING EVENTS OF MORE THAN 50 PEOPLE UNTIL MARCH 2021 IN NEW YORK AIRPORTS, VISITORS COMING IN FROM 22 STATES ARE DESIGNATING COVID HOT SPOTS AND THEY NOW NEED TO FILL OUT FORMS FROM THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT THEY WILL AGREE TO A TWO-WEEK QUARANTINE OR FACE A $2000 FINE HEALTH EXPERTS WARN THAT GETTING THE VIRUS MAY NOT GIVE YOU IMMUNITY IN THE FUTURE A 29-YEAR-OLD, CARTER WRIGHT, WAS FIRST DIAGNOSED IN MARCH AND THE VIRUS CAME BACK EVEN STRONGER ON JULY 4th

>> I CRIED HARD THAT NIGHT IT WAS OVERWHELMING >> Reporter: A BRITISH STUDY OF 96 COVID PATIENTS FOUND THEIR ANTIBODIES PEAKED THREE WEEKS AFTER SYMPTOMS APPEARED AND THEN RAPIDLY DECLINED AND THREE MONTHS LATER, ONLY 17% OF THOSE TESTED HAD THE SAME LEVELS OF ANTIBODIES >> A SINGLE EXPERIENCE WITH COVID DOES NOT RENDER SOMEONE IMMUNE FOR THEIR LIVES AND EVEN VETERAN HEALTH CARE WORKERS DESCRIBING THE IMPACT OF THIS VIRUS AS A DIFFICULT ONE

MEANWHILE TEXAS IS APPROACHING A DANGEROUS CROSSROADS THIS MORNING ACROSS TEXAS, HEALTH CARE WORKERS ARE SOUNDING THE ALARM >> THIS IS SOMETHING IN MY 24 >>> ACROSS TEXAS, HEALTH CARE WORKERS ARE SOUNDING THE ALARM >> IN MAY 24 YEARS OF NURSING, I'VE NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE >> I WILL NEVER FORGET THE FEELING OF WATCHING THAT LAST HEARTBEAT FROM A 27-YEAR- OLD MAN

THAT SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED >> Reporter: THE SURGE IN NEW CASES AS FLOODING HOSPITALS, ESPECIALLY IN SOUTH TEXAS >> IT HELPS TO HANDLE THE SURGE SURGE >> Reporter: NEAR THE BORDER, CONSTRUCTION CREWS ARE WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK BUILDING NEW BEDS FOR THE PATIENTS THAT JUST KEEP COMING

IN HOUSTON, WITH NUMBERS RISING, THE CITY'S MAYOR BECAUSE THE NEXT TWO WEEKS CRUCIAL >> WE OPENED UP QUICKLY AND WHAT WE NOW FIND IS THAT THE VIRUS HAS REEMERGED, IS SURGING NOW AND THE NUMBERS AND THE SITUATION ARE MUCH MORE DEVASTATING THAN THEY WERE BACK IN THE FIRST PART OF MAY >> Reporter: SINCE MAY, THE COUNT HAS EXPLODED FROM 29000 TO 275000 WITH ANOTHER 10,000 TEXANS DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19 ON TUESDAY, ALONE STATEWIDE, HOSPITALIZATIONS HAVE JUMPED BY MORE THAN ONE QUARTER, CURRENTLY TOPPING 10,000 ANDRE TANNER BECAME ONE OF THEM

HE PASSED OUT AND WOKE UP IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM >> I WAS SITTING IN THE HOSPITAL WITH BLOOD CLOTS IN MY LUNGS >> Reporter: ICU DOCTORS GAVE THE HEALTHY 23-YEAR- OLD A DIRE DIAGNOSIS >> YOU ARE ALONE IN A HOSPITAL ROOM AND YOU GET THAT CELL PHONE TO CALL YOUR MOM AND WHAT DO YOU TELL HER? >> YOU ARE NEVER PREPARED TO MAKE A PHONE CALL TO YOUR PARENT TO TELL THEM YOU MIGHT NOT MAKE IT >> Reporter: WHILE HE NOW IS AT HOME RECOVERING, THE FIGHT ON THE FRONTLINES IN TEXAS IS FAR FROM OVER

>> IF THE NUMBERS KEEP GOING UP THE WAY THEY ARE, IF THEY KEEP GOING UP THE WAY THEY ARE RIGHT NOW, IF THEIR TRAJECTORY CONTINUES ON THAT COURSE, WE MAY NOT HAVE A CHOICE >> Reporter: ONE OF THE BIGGEST QUESTIONS IS THE IMPACT ON THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR WITH HOUSTON HAVING NEARLY ONE QUARTER MILLION STUDENTS EXPECTED TO MAKE THEIR ANNOUNCEMENT ON WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE FALL AND IT WILL COME LATER THIS AFTERNOON >> MORGAN, YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT, BECAUSE YOU, YOURSELF, CONTRACTED CORONAVIRUS BUT HOW ARE YOU DOING AND WHAT WAS THAT LIKE? >> Reporter: IT'S BEEN A BIT OF A JOURNEY AND I WILL NEVER FORGET LOSING MY SENSE OF TASTE AND SMELL WHILE SIPPING A JUICE ABOUT THREE WEEKS AGO IT WAS AN UNSETTLING FEELING BECAUSE IT IMPACTS EVERYONE IN DIFFERENT WAYS YOU WAKE UP AND WONDER WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT AND WHAT IS FRUSTRATING, EVEN THOUGH I DID HAVE A MILD CASE, I WAS IN A MENTAL FOG THAT DOCTORS TOLD ME COULD BE A SIGN OF INFLAMMATION IN THE BRAIN AS A RESULT OF THE VIRUS

IT MADE COMMON TASKS DIFFICULT FINGERS CROSSED FOR A SMOOTH RECOVERY IN THE DAYS AND WEEKS AHEAD >> I'M GLAD YOU ARE BACK IN BUSINESS THANK YOU E UP MORE OF THE POPULATION, PEOPLE OF COLOR ARE KILLED AT HIGHER RATES

>> KRISTEN, ONE OTHER TOPIC AND WE TALKED ABOUT THIS YESTERDAY THIS CAMPAIGN OF >>> ANOTHER TOPIC THAT WE TALKED ABOUT YESTERDAY, WHEN WE HAD THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST DR FAUCI THE, THE HEAD OF NIH, THE WHITE HOUSE SAID THEY WEREN'T TRYING TO DISPARAGE HIM AND THEN NOW IS AN OP-ED FROM ATOP WHITE HOUSE ADVISER CAN YOU EXPLAIN? >> Reporter: THE WHITE HOUSE SAID THEY WERE NOT TRYING TO UNDERCUT ANTHONY FAUCI BUT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS HAVE PRIVATELY BEEN UNDERCUTTING THE TOP DOCTOR ON THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE AND THEN THIS ESCALATION OVERNIGHT WITH TRADE ADVISER, PETER NAVARRO, WRITING AN OP-ED SAYING ANTHONY FAUCI HAS BEEN WRONG ABOUT EVERYTHING I HAVE INTERACTED WITH HIM ON SOME STRONG LANGUAGE

FAUCI HAS LONG BEEN AT ODDS WITH TRUMP OFFICIALS BECAUSE HE HAS OFTEN OFFERED MORE BLUNT ASSESSMENTS AND MORE DIRE WARNINGS ABOUT COVID-19 ON TUESDAY, BEFORE THE NAVARRO OP-ED CAME OUT, HE WAS ASKED ABOUT THE CRITICISM AND RESPONDED, I BELIEVE FOR THE MOST PART, YOU CAN TRUST RESPECTED MEDICAL AUTHORITIES AND I BELIEVE I'M ONE OF THEM AND I THINK YOU CAN TRUST ME WHICH INCLUDED HOUSE ARREST IN A LUXURY MANHATTAN HOTEL GHISLAINE MAXWELL WAS EMOTIONLESS IN COURT TUESDAY AS A JUDGE RULED >>> IT GHISLAINE MAXWELL WAS EMOTIONAL IN COURT TUESDAY AS A JUDGE RULED THAT SHE BE HELD WITHOUT BAIL THE ILLICIT EX- GIRLFRIEND A LONG TIME CONFIDENT OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN APPEARED VIA VIDEO CONTRAST, DIFFERENT FROM HER SOCIALITE PAST

>> SHE WASN'T IN A GLAMOROUS DRESS WITH HER TRADEMARK SHORT HAIR SHE HAD DARK HAIR IN A PONYTAIL IN DARK BROWN PRISON GUARD A VERY DIFFERENT GHISLAINE MAXWELL >> Reporter: SHE PLEAD NOT GUILTY TO CHARGES SHE ENTICED MINORS TO TRAVEL TO ENGAGE IN ILLEGAL SEX ACTS AND ASK TO BE RELIEVED ON FIVE MILLION DOLLARS BAIL HER ATTORNEY SAID SHE HADN'T HAD CONTACT IN MORE THAN A DECADE WITH EPSTEIN, WHO DIED BY SUICIDE IN FEDERAL PRISON LAST YEAR WHILE AWAITING SEX TRAFFICKING CHARGES

THE US DISTRICT JUDGE DECIDED MAXWELL WAS A FLIGHT RISK, SAYING, QUOTE, CRUCIALLY THE DEFENDANT NOT ONLY HAS SIGNIFICANT FINANCIAL RESOURCES, BUT HAS DEMONSTRATED SOPHISTICATION IN HIDING THOSE RESOURCES AND HERSELF AND COURT DOCUMENTS, PROSECUTORS SAID MAXWELL CONTROLS A SWISS BANK TRUST WORTH MORE THAN FOUR MILLION DOLLARS AND HAS ACCOUNTS WITH A BRITISH BANK WORTH MORE THAN TWO MILLION DOLLARS ANNIE FARMERS SAID SHE WAS TRAFFICKED WITH SEX FOR EPSTEIN WHEN SHE WAS 16 AND SHE TOLD THE COURT, MAXWELL HAS NEVER SHOWN ANY REMORSE FOR HER HEINOUS CRIME OR THE DEVASTATING LASTING AFFECT HER ACTIONS CAUSED

>> I TOLD HIM TO PLEASE STOP >> Reporter: JENNIFER ARAOZ, WHO DISCLOSED THE ALLEGATIONS LAST YEAR IS SUING MAXWELL SHE SAID IN A STATEMENT, KNOWING THAT SHE IS INCARCERATED FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE ALLOWS ME AND MY FELLOW SURVIVORS TO HAVE FAITH THAT WE ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK >> SHE WAS NEARLY EXPRESSIONLESS THROUGH THE PROCEEDING, ANSWERING QUESTIONS WITH SHORT ANSWERS AND DID NOT REACT TO THE IDEA THAT SHE NOW WOULD BE IN JAIL PENDING THIS TRIAL TRYING TO KEEP THEM SAFE AND THEMSELVES SAFE

FROM THE NATION'S RUNWAYS TO THE HIGHWAYS IN THE >>> FROM THE RUNWAYS TO THE HIGHWAYS IN THE SKIES, THE CORONAVIRUS IS CRIPPLING THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY >> IT'S 11:15 IN THE MORNING AND IT IS VERY QUIET, AS YOU CAN TELL >> Reporter: FOR THOSE ON THE FRONT LINES, IT'S ALL ABOUT A NEW NORMAL IN THE SKIES >> IT'S STRESSFUL TO GO THROUGH THE LINES AND THEN YOU AND IN THE POSSIBILITY OF THE INFECTION OF CORONAVIRUS >> Reporter: THE DAILY THREAT TO PERSONAL SAFETY IS TOP OF MIND

>> I TRIED TO THINK THAT EVERYTHING WAS NORMAL THERE IS ALWAYS FEAR IN MY MIND THAT I MIGHT GET INFECTED >> Reporter: THE PASSENGER VOLUME IS DOWN 71% DOMESTICALLY AND AIRLINES ARE FOCUSING ON WAYS TO ENSURE PASSENGERS THAT IT IS SAFE TO TRAVEL BLOCKING THE MIDDLE SEAT ISN'T FINANCIALLY SUSTAINABLE AND SOME FLIGHT ATTENDANTS CALL IT A DOUBLE EDGED SWORD >> FROM A BUSINESS STANDPOINT, THEY HAVE TO SURVIVE AND I WANT THEM TO SURVIVE BECAUSE I WANT TO BE EMPLOYED IN THE FALL

FROM THE INDIVIDUAL STANDPOINT, I WOULD LOVE IT IF WE KEPT OUR CURRENT PASSENGER COUNT >> Reporter: WHILE AIRLINES REQUIRE PASSENGERS TO WEAR FACE MASKS, MOST, BUT NOT ALL WOULD COMPLY HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THAT? >> YOU HAVE A CONVERSATION AND YOU TRY TO MAKE IT AS EASY AS POSSIBLE TO SAY, YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT YOU, IT'S ABOUT ALL OF OUR PASSENGERS ON THE FLIGHT >> Reporter: A MAJOR FLIGHT ATTENDANT UNION ASKS FOR ENFORCEMENT POWER WITH THE FEDERAL MANDATE ON MASKS, ALONG AIRLINES TO PENALIZE THOSE WHO DON'T COMPLY BE ON HEALTH CONCERNS, LOOMING JOB CUTS AS SOON AS THIS FALL ARE ADDING TO THE ANXIETY

LAST NIGHT, UNITED REPORTED THEY MAY LOSE JOBS THIS FALL AMERICAN SAID IT MIGHT BE OVERSTAFFED BY AS MANY AS 8000 SOUTHWEST NOTES IT WOULD NEED TO SEE PASSENGER LEVELS TRIPLE TO AVOID MASSIVE LAYOFFS LATER THIS YEAR AND FOR THOSE PREPARING FOR TAKEOFF, THIS ADVICE FROM FLIGHT ATTENDANTS — WASH YOUR HANDS, WIPE DOWN THE TRAY TABLE, ARMREST AND THE SEATS IT MIGHT NOT BE PRACTICAL BUT IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT, BY THE SEAT NEXT TO YOU TO ENSURE MORE DISTANCE FOR PARENTS TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN, PREPARE YOUR KIDS BY TALKING TO THEM ABOUT HOW THE TRAVEL EXPERIENCE WOULD BE DIFFERENT THIS TIME

OF COURSE, WEAR A MASK THIS SOBERING NOTE IS THAT WHEN THE AIRLINES AGREED TO TAKE FEDERAL MONEY OR ASK FOR FEDERAL MONEY, IN EXCHANGE, THEY HAD TO PROMISE NOT TO LAY ANYBODY OFF UNTIL OCTOBER 1 WE ARE COMING UP TO THAT DATE AND THE AIRLINES HAVE SAID WE COULD BE LOOKING AT TENS OF THOUSANDS OF LAYOFFS IN THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY THE UNIONS ARE ASKING CONGRESS FOR RELIEF THE UN CONGRESS FOR SOME SORT OF RELIEF

BACK TO YOU >> ALL RIGHT THAT BRINGS US NICELY TO SARA NELSON SHE'S THE INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION OF FLIGHT >>> WE HAVE SARAH NELSON, THE INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION OF FLIGHT ATTENDANTS CONGRESS WAS JUST TALKING ABOUT FURLOUGHS AND LAYOFFS BUT HOW MANY FLIGHT ATTENDANTS HAVE BEEN LAID OFF OR FURLOUGHED? >> IN MARCH, WE GOT A PROVISION IN THE C

ARES ACT, THE MOST SUCCESSFUL JOBS PROGRAM AND ALL OF THE COVERT RELIEF

IT SAYS THAT THE MONEY FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CAN ONLY GO TO WORKERS TO PAY BENEFITS AND KEEP THEM CONNECTED TO HEALTH CARE AND THEY CANNOT INVOLUNTARILY FURLOUGH OR LAY ANYBODY OFF IT ALSO CAPS EXECUTIVE BONUSES AND BANNED STOCK BUYBACKS AND DIVIDENDS IT'S THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM OF THE CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BUT IS OVER AT THE END OF SEPTEMBER WE ASK FOR THAT TO BE EXTENDED AND IT HAS TO BE DONE NOW BECAUSE AIRLINES HAVE TO PLAN TWO MONTHS OUT FOR THEIR SCHEDULING >> FOR FLIGHT ATTENDANTS ON THE JOB RIGHT NOW, HOW ARE THEY BEING PROTECTED? >> WHEN EPIDEMICS BREAK OUT, WE CAN STOP THE SPREAD AND WE ARE WELL BEYOND THAT

THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT CRITICAL ITEM THAT WILL HELP LIMIT THE RISK OF THE THREAT OF THE VIRUS AND WE REALLY IMPLORED OUR AIRLINES TO DO THAT WE'VE SEEN A DROP IN CASES WE HAVE TO BE CLEAR ABOUT THIS WHEN YOU GO TO EAT SOMETHING, IT WILL KEEP US SAFE WE ARE ALSO IMPLORING THAT AIRLINES GIVE US THE PROPER PPE AND HAVE VERY FLEXIBLE SICK LEAVE POLICY IS TO MAKE SURE WE STAY HOME IF THERE IS ANY SPOT AT ALL WHERE WE MAY HAVE CONTRACTED THE VIRUS

>> SOME ARE ENCOURAGING MASKS SHOULD THE FAA STEP INTO SAY EVERYONE HAS TO WEAR A MASK AND IT'S MANDATED? >> IT'S NOT CERTAIN THE DOT

HAS NOT TAKEN A LEADERSHIP ROLE ON SEPTEMBER 12, 2001, THERE WERE CHANGES TO REGULATIONS AND SECURITY, AVIATION SECURITY HERE WE ARE, WELL INTO THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS AND NO MANDATE FROM THE GOVERNMENT AND NO PLAN FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WE NEED THAT BACKING FROM OUR GOVERNMENT BACK IF SOMEONE DOESN'T WANT TO WEAR A MASK, WHAT WOULD YOU DO? YOU WOULD SAY TO THE PERSON, PLEASE WEAR IT, BUT WHAT ELSE ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO BE DOING? >> THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE COME TO THE AIRPLANE AND WANT TO FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS TO HAVE A SAFE AND UNEVENTFUL FLIGHT

WE DO HAVE INDIVIDUALS WHO CHALLENGE THAT AND DON'T WANT TO WEAR THE MASK THE AIRLINES ARE SAYING THEY WILL BE BANNED FROM FLYING BUT WE NEED MORE BACKING FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WE HAD A FLIGHT ATTENDANT THAT WAS ASSAULTED THE OTHER DAY ALL SHE CAN DO IS FILE CHARGES THE AIRLINE IS BACKING HER BUT WE NEED CONSEQUENCES, JUST LIKE IF YOU SMOKE ONBOARD

PEOPLE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THIS IS SERIOUS WITH SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES IF THEY DON'T APPLY >> ASSAULTED ONBOARD A FLIGHT? >> YES SHE IS HURT AND SHE IS RECOVERING AND THE AIRLINE IS SUPPORTING HER AND I'M GRATEFUL FOR THAT THESE ARE THE SITUATIONS WE ARE PUT IN THIS RISK IS VERY HIGH AND AS LONG AS WE ARE NOT CLEAR WITH THE TRAVELING PUBLIC ABOUT WHAT THE REQUIREMENTS ARE AND HOW THEY NEED TO DO THIS AND IF THEY DON'T COMPLY, THIS PUTS EVERYONE ELSE IN DANGER

PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY REQUIRES THAT WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER, ESPECIALLY IN THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY WHERE WE CAN PROPERLY SOCIAL DISTANCE >> WE APPRECIATE YOUR TIME AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR INSIGHT THE HIGHEST RATE OF CASES PER CAPITA IN THE ENTIRE STATE IN THIS REMOTE FARMING COMMUNITY, HOSPITAL SPACE IS >>> IN THIS REMOTE FARMING COMMUNITY, HOSPITAL SPACE IS AS VALUABLE AS ANYTHING >> WE ARE BUSTING AT THE SEAMS, IN TERMS OF BED CAPACITY

>> Reporter: SO OVERWHELMING IS THE COVERT CASE COUNT THAT AT LEAST 500 HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED TO HOSPITALS IN OTHER COUNTIES THIS DOCTOR IS THE CEO OF EL CENTRO REGIONAL MEDICAL, NOW PUTTING A TENT IN THE PARKING LOT TO HANDLE THE OVERFLOW IT'S A FAMILIAR SIGHT FOR THIS MILITARY VETERAN, WHO SERVED IN IRAQ >> IT REMINDS ME OF THE WAR IT IS LIKE A WAR ZONE AND IT'S HERE IN OUR OWN COUNTRY, THE WAR AGAINST COVID

>> Reporter: IT IS HERE THAT HOSPITAL WORKERS ARE ON THE FRONT LINE >> I'M UNDERSTANDING WHAT PTSD LOOKS LIKE >> WE ARE ALL PRAYING THAT THIS COMES TO AN END SOON AND WE JUST WANT TO GO BACK TO NORMAL >> Reporter: THE POPULATION IN IMPERIAL COUNTY IS 85% LATINO AND THIS COMMUNITY WAS HIT DISPROPORTIONATELY HARD BY COVID- 19 EVEN BEFORE THE PANDEMIC, THEY HAD HIGH RATES OF POVERTY, OBESITY AND ASTHMA THOSE PROBLEMS ARE NOW INFLAMED BY THE VIRUS AND THEY ARE FEELING THE CRISIS IN NEIGHBORING MEXICO, WHERE THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS LIVE, LEGALLY TRAVELING BACK AND FORTH

CARMELA SAID 10 RELATIVES TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID AND ONE DIED SHE AND HER HUSBAND LIVE ONE BLOCK FROM EL CENTRO HOSPITAL >> WE HEAR ALL THE TIME, THE HELICOPTERS >> Reporter: THERE FLYING PATIENTS TO OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE >> IT IS A MARATHON, NOT A SPRINT AND IT FEELS EXHAUSTING

>> Reporter: SURGERY IS WITH THIS AREA, TRANSPORTING PATIENTS AND THEY USUALLY DID ONE OR TWO A DAY AND NOW IT IS 15 TO 17 A DAY >> IT'S OVERWHELMING WE USED TO BE ABLE TO CLOCK OUT AT 5:00 AND NOW, THE PHONE RINGS AT ALL HOURS OF THE DAY AND THERE IS REALLY NO TIME OFF >> Reporter: SOME PATIENTS ARE FLOWN ALL THE WAY TO UC SAN FRANCISCO, HUNDREDS OF MILES FROM THEIR FAMILIES >> COMMUNICATION BECOMES VERY CHALLENGING

WITH THESE FARAWAY FAMILIES, YOU KIND OF HAVE TO BE EVEN MORE AVAILABLE AND MORE OPEN >> Reporter: HOSPITAL BEDS ARE FILLING UP ACROSS THE STATE AND IMPERIAL COUNTY WORRIES IT WILL BE HARDER TO FIND PLACES TO TREAT THE PATIENTS OUTSIDE EL CENTRO, A TENT SITS EMPTY, BUT LIKELY NOT FOR LONG >> AS BAD AS THINGS ARE NOW, WE ARE WORRIED WE ARE NOWHERE NEAR THE END WE'VE GOT TO GEAR UP WITH THIS MISSION OR WE WILL FIND OURSELVES IN A VERY BAD SITUATION IN OCTOBER

>> Reporter: THE DOCTOR IN YOUR STORY, WHAT IS IT ABOUT OCTOBER THAT HAS HIM SO WORRIED? >> IN OCTOBER, HE'S NOT JUST WORRIED ABOUT CORONAVIRUS, BUT THE FLU SEASON STARTING ONE OF THE BIG CONCERNS, IN ADDITION TO NOT ENOUGH BEDS, IS TO HAVE ENOUGH STAFF IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT, ESPECIALLY IF THIS GOES ON FOR MONTHS EXPERTS IS NEEDED, THE EARLY RESULTS ARE PROMISING THIS MORNING PROMISING SIGNS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST >>> THIS MORNING, PROMISING SIGNS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID- 19 MASSACHUSETTS- BASED DRUGMAKER, MODERNA, SAID ITS VACCINE THEY ARE WORKING ON INDUCED ANTIBODY RESPONSES IN ALL PHASE ONE TRIAL PARTICIPANTS, INCLUDING JENNIFER

>> I'M VERY ENCOURAGED IT SHOWS THEY ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK WITH THE VACCINE AND IT'S EXCITING THAT THERE ARE MANY OTHER VACCINE TRIALS GOING ON ACROSS THE WORLD >> Reporter: THERE WERE 45 HEALTHY ADULTS INCLUDED AND EACH RECEIVED TWO VACCINATIONS, 28 DAYS APART WITH ONE OF THREE DOSES THE JACK SLICKEN WAS GENERALLY WELL TOLERATED BUT HALF OF THEM HAD SYMPTOMS, INCLUDING FATIGUE AND MUSCLE ACHES THE RESULTS WERE JUST PUBLISHED IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

THE RESEARCHERS SAID THAT THE SECOND DOSE FOR ALL 45 DEVELOPED NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODIES, NEEDED TO FIGHT THE VIRUS ACCORDING TO THE STUDY, THE ANTIBODIES WERE AT LEVELS NEARLY FOUR TIMES IN THOSE RECOVERING FROM COVID-19 >> IT GENERATES ANTIBODIES TO LEVELS THAT SEEM TO BE HIGHER THAN TYPICAL INFECTIONS AND THAT IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE EVEN IF IMMUNITY WANES OVER TIME, THE HIGHER YOU START, THE LONGER THE RUNWAY >> Reporter: DR ANTHONY FAUCI TEMPERED EXPECTATIONS AT A VIRTUAL FORUM HOSTED BY GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

>> NO VACCINE WILL BE 100% PROTECTIVE WHAT WE HOPE IS WITH A COMBINATION OF PEOPLE HAVING ALREADY BEEN EXPOSED AND A VACCINE THAT IS 70% EFFECTIVE, THAT THERE WILL BE ENOUGH HERD IMMUNITY THAT THERE WILL BE A TIME WHEN YOU AND I DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT GETTING INFECTED WITH THIS AWFUL VIRUS >> Reporter: FOR NOW, MY JOURNEY AIMS TO ENROLL 30,000 ADULTS IN THE PHASE THREE TRIAL SET TO BEGIN LATER THIS MONTH AND THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION HAS SAID THAT ANY COVID VACCINE NEEDS TO PUT A DENT ILLNESS OR DECREASE SEVERITY AND 50% OF PEOPLE IN ORDER TO BE APPROVED MODERNA SAID THE COMPANY IS ON TRACK TO DELIVER APPROXIMATELY 500 MILLION DOSES PER YEAR AND POSSIBLY UP TO 1 BILLION DOSES PER YEAR BEGINNING IN 2021 >> I'M FEELING MUCH BETTER ABOUT GETTING VACCINES DISTRIBUTED NOT ONLY WITHIN OUR OWN COUNTRY, BUT TO HAVE DOSES FOR PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD

>> GABE, IF IT GOES ACCORDING TO PLAN, WHEN IS THE EARLIEST A VACCINE COULD BE READY AND HOW DO THEY PLAN TO DISTRIBUTE IT? >> Reporter: SAVANNA, THE MODERNA CEO SAID DISTRIBUTION COULD BE EARLY NEXT YEAR AND THERE COULD BE A TIERED SYSTEM WHERE ONLINE WORKERS IN HIGH- RISK POPULATIONS ARE GIVEN FIRST PRIORITY WE SHOULD MENTION THAT MODERNA IS NOT WITHOUT ITS CRITICS SOME SCIENTISTS SAID THE FAST- TRACK NATURE OF THIS ESSENTIALLY AMOUNTED TO SCIENCE BY PRESS RELEASE AS MENTIONED, THESE EARLY RESULTS HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED IN A PEER REVIEW MEDICAL JOURNAL AND THIS IS GETTING A LOT OF ATTENTION >> GABE, THANK YOU

>>> AND ALL THE CHAOS, A FATHER WAS TEACHING HIS SON ABOUT PEACE >> YOU DON'T HAVE TO RETALIATE WITH ANGER, YOU CAN RETALIATE WITH LOVE THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY >>> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY — >> IT'S NOT ABOUT DONALD TRUMP, IT'S ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING

>> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION? >> WE GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY >> WHAT IS THE BIG POLICY CHANGE IN POLICING YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ENACTED? >> THAT IS THE NEWS STORY AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >> ONLY ON MSNBC I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACTING IN LOVE AND TRYING TO RAISE HER SON >> I REMEMBER COMING HOME AND SAYING, WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? >> YOU CAN BE DIFFERENT, BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO FEEL LESS THAN

THAT'S MY THING >> I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS >> WE SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COMING THROUGH HERE

>> NEWS FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS AT 6:00 am EASTERN >>> A REAL CATASTROPHE IN BRAZIL, BEFORE OUR VERY EYES

BACK OUR GLOBAL FIGHT UNITES US >> OF PEOPLE DON'T WORK, THEY CAN FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> THE SKY TEAM IS ON THE GROUND >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT BRINGS STUDENTS BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS, IN STAGES >> YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE

>> LIFE IN ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL BUT IT IS NOT THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR, ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES A UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED FIRST >> 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 CASE? DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ACTUALLY ORDERED AND CAN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY TURN THIS AROUND SO THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR POLLICELLA POLITICAL CHANGE? >>> ARE YOU WORRIED THAT IT WILL DOVETAIL FOR RISK OF TRANSMISSION DURING THE PROTESTS? >>> ALISON, GOOD AFTERNOON ANOTHER TOUGH DAY IN FLORIDA WITH 9200 CASES REPORTED AND WE'VE SEEN MUCH HIGHER NUMBERS IN RECENT DAYS THE FATALITIES ARE GRABBING HEADLINES 132 DEATHS REPORTED IN THE LATEST BATCH AND THAT NOW BRINGS THE STATES TOTAL TO 4400 FATALITIES, THE FOURTH TIME IN SIX DAYS THE STATE HAS SEEN A NEW PECAN INCREASES

SO CONCERNING WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE CYCLE OF INFECTION AND HOSPITALIZATION AND THE CONCERN OF INCREASE IN DEATHS WE ARE SEEING THIS AS HOSPITALIZATION NUMBERS ARE RISING AND HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS ARE GETTING STRESSED AND TESTING, A MAJOR PART OF THE CONVERSATION I'M STANDING IN THE MIAMI BEACH CONVENTION CENTER AND THERE ARE LINES OF CARS DOWN THE BLOCK SOME PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WAITING UP TO THREE HOURS IN SOME CASES THEY ARE OPEN UNTIL 5:00

THERE IS NOT A SHORTAGE OF TESTS, IT'S MANPOWER AND AT THE END OF THE DAY, THOSE WAITING DON'T GET TESTS WHERE THERE IS A LAG TIME AND FLORIDA IS SUPPOSED TO BE GETTING 48 HOURS WITH TESTING AND WHEN YOU FIND OUT BUT FOLKS ARE GOING FIVE, SIX, SEVEN DAYS AND SOMEONE WAITED 15 DAYS TO GET THAT TEST BACK AND IMAGINE WAITING TWO WEEKS TO FIND OUT WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE COVID-19 AND MORE SHOCKINGLY, ONE OF THE TOP EXPERTS SAID THAT AT THIS MOMENT, FLORIDA IS ONLY DOING 17% OF THE TESTS IT SHOULD BE DOING TO CONTAIN THE VIRUS GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS IS TALKING ABOUT EXPEDITING WAYS TO GET FASTER RESULTS AND CREATING LANES JUST FOR SYMPTOMATIC PEOPLE PERHAPS THAT WILL WORK BUT THE STATE IS WAITING FOR MORE GUIDANCE AS THE CASES AND THE DEATHS, SADLY, CONTINUE TO SPIRAL >>> WE ARE CREATING A SENSE OF CONNECTION AND THEY WANT ME TO TAKE THE RISK AND THE GAMBLE THAT MY STUDENTS WILL BE AS RIGOROUS ABOUT ADHERING TO SAVE PRACTICES AROUND THE CORONAVIRUS AS I HAVE BEEN OVER THE LAST 120 DAYS

AS MUCH AS I LOVE MY STUDENTS, I'M NOT PERSUADED THAT IT WILL HAPPEN ONE THING THAT THE PANDEMIC HAS DEMONSTRATED, WE ARE ALL OF OUR MEMORABLE HUMAN HEALTH IS NOT SILOED IT IS INDEPENDENT MY ENCLOSURE CAN BECOME YOUR SICKNESS

>> WE'VE GOT TO BE CLEVER ABOUT THE ROOM SCHEDULING AND THE TESTING AND THE MESSAGING TO STUDENTS AND FACULTY ABOUT DOING THE RIGHT THING >> I MISS BEING IN THE CLASSROOM, TERRIBLY AND I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL THINGS RETURN TO NORMAL FOR NOW, HEALTH AND SAFETY HAVE TO COME FIRST AND I'M VERY LUCKY TO BE IN THE ADMINISTRATION THAT RESPECTS THOSE NEEDS >> WE ARE DISCUSSING MATTERS FACE-TO- FACE WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT IT AT THIS TIME

EVERYONE WILL BE WEARING MASKS AND PEOPLE WILL BE SOCIALLY DISTANCE WHILE TRYING TO ALSO TEACH ONLINE AT THE VERY SAME TIME >> IT'S DIFFICULT TEACHING UNDER NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES WE NEED SAFE ALTERNATIVES AT OUR DISPOSAL IT'S HARD TO JUSTIFY THE CARNAGE ON CAMPUS AND THE SUFFERING FOR THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES, INCLUDING AND ESPECIALLY, COMMUNITIES OF COLOR THE TRUE TEST OF MORAL CHARACTER IS HOW ONE PERFORMS NOT ONLY IN ORDINARY TIMES, BUT IN TIMES OF CRISIS

MANY ARE SADLY NOT PASSING THE TEST IF THEY CONTINUE DOWN THE PATH OF MAGICAL THINKING, THEY WILL HAVE BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS >> Reporter: THINK ABOUT HOW HARD THE CORONAVIRUS HAS HIT US IN EUROPE AND IN AMERICA IMAGINE IN SYRIA WERE LITERALLY THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE DON'T HAVE A HOME TO HIDE IN IN ITALY, UNDER SIEGE FOR YEARS FROM THE FORCES BACKED BY RUSSIA AND IRAN

JUST OVER THE WEEKEND, THEY RECORDED THE FIRST INFECTION JUST AFTER WE RECORDED SOME OF THIS PIECE YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE IF THE CORONAVIRUS TAKES HOLD, THERE IS LITERALLY NOTHING STANDING IN THE WAY OF IT DECIMATING SO MANY LIVES AMIDST THE RUBBLE OF THE CIVIL WAR, THE FEAR OF FAMINE AND MORE MISERY WITH THE CORONAVIRUS MILLIONS ARE GRAPPLING WITH THE BASIC QUESTIONS WHERE IS THE SAFEST PLACE TO SLEEP? HIS NAME CHANGED TO PROTECT HE AND HIS FAMILY, THEY DECIDED TO RETUNE TO THEIR BOMBED OUT HOME IN THE REBEL CONTROLLED AREA

THE HOUSE HAS BEEN DESTROYED BY 60% OR 70% BUT IT'S THE ONLY ROOM LEFT STANDING IN THE HOUSE, HE SAYS WHEN HIS GRANDDAUGHTER SAW THEIR HOME, SCARRED BY FIGHTING, SHE BROKE INTO TEARS THEY HAVE BEEN SHELTERING IN A NEARBY CAMP AFTER FLEEING THEIR HOME, FRIGHTENED FOR THEIR LIVES NOW, THEY SHARE THE SAME FEAR OF CONTRACTING THE VIRUS LIKE EVERYONE ELSE AROUND THE WORLD THEY HAD BEEN STAYING IN A TENT WITH THREE FAMILIES

THEY WERE WORRIED THEY MIGHT CATCH THE VIRUS AND THEY SAID THEY WOULD COME BACK TO BE SAFE A DECADE OF CONSTANT BOMBARDMENT HAS ANNIHILATED THE MEDICAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND NOW, AGENCIES WORN THE WORST IS YET TO COME IN REBEL HELD IDLIB, UNDER SIEGE FROM PRESIDENT ASSAD'S FORCES, CORONAVIRUS COULD BE THE BREAKING POINT WE ARE LUCKILY WE'VE BEEN CUT OFF FROM THE WORLD GOD FORBID WE WILL HAVE A CATASTROPHE

ACROSS THE BORDER IN LEBANON, ALREADY HOME TO THE LARGEST PER CAPITA REFUGEE POPULATION ON EARTH, THE GLOBAL CRISIS LEFT THE COUNTRY ON ITS KNEES LIKE NEVER BEFORE THE UN HAS BEEN TESTING REFUGEES ACROSS LEBANON FOR COVID-19 WITH THOUSANDS LIVING IN PUBLIC, ONE OF THE TOP DOCTORS IS PREPARING FOR THE WORST

>> WE HAVE A LOT OF REFUGEES IN LEBANON WE HAVE THE PALESTINIAN REFUGEES AND THE CAMPS AND IF WE DON'T LEAD A GOOD FIGHT AGAINST COVID, IT MIGHT SPREAD RAPIDLY >> Reporter: A STRICT LOCKDOWN IS CONTROLLING THE INFECTION SO FAR AND LEBANON IS UNDER MASSIVE STRAIN STRAIN THE COLLAPSING WORLD ECONOMY FOLLOWS THEY WENT INTO OVERDRIVE LAST FALL AND MONTHS BEFORE, MILLIONS OF LEBANESE OF ALL AGES FROM ACROSS SECTARIAN LINES TOOK TO THE STREETS TO PROTEST DECADES OF GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION AND FINANCIAL MISMANAGEMENT

>> THE CORONAVIRUS WILL EXACERBATE, RAPIDLY AND DEEPLY, THE PROBLEMS THAT LEFT PEOPLE TO GO ONTO THE STREETS IN DESPERATION AND ANGER >> Reporter: THE COUNTRY IS EVEN MORE BROKE WITH THE CURRENCY LOSING 85% OF ITS VALUE THE PEOPLE ARE EVEN MORE SERIOUS WE SPOKE TO A GROUP OF YOUNG ACTIVISTS WHO HAVE TAKEN TO THE STREET FROM THE BEGINNING >> I DO HAVE HOPE

THE YOUTH AND THE OLDER GENERATION, THERE SHOULDN'T BE A REASON WHY THIS CAN'T SUCCEED >> Reporter: DO YOU WORRY ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS? >> THE PEOPLE IN THE STREETS HAVE NOTHING MORE TO DO WITH IT ANYMORE THEY HAVE REACHED DESPERATION THAT IS UNPRECEDENTED IN LEBANON I SAY THIS EVEN AFTER WE WENT THROUGH CIVIL WAR NOT LONG AGO >> Reporter: THEY SAY THE BLACK LIVES MATTER PROTEST IN THE U

S GIVES INSPIRATION >> WE ARE ASKING FOR THE GOVERNMENT AND FOR THE PEOPLE THAT ARE THE CAUSE OF THE TROUBLE IN THIS COUNTRY TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE >> WE HAD PROGRESS FROM THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT AND THERE WAS A REVOLUTION TAKING PLACE YOU CAN SEE THE PAIN IN THE EYES OF THE PEOPLE

>> Reporter: THEY HOPE FOR A BETTER FUTURE AND SEE MANY FRIENDS PLAN TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE >> ON A PERSONAL LEVEL, ALL OF THE USE OF LEBANON ARE CAPABLE AND THEY WILL LEAVE >> Reporter: THE SPECTOR OF ANOTHER MIDDLE EASTERN COUNTRY PLUNGED INTO CHAOS AND POVERTY, A PLACE WHERE MILLIONS HAVE ALREADY COME IN SEARCH OF SHELTER, ALL HAPPENING IN THE SHADOW OF THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS THAT SHOULD WORRY EVERYONE AMAZING TO THINK THAT THOSE PROTESTS FOR DEMOCRACY AND AGAINST CORRUPTION IN LEBANON BEGAN BEFORE THE RECENT SURGE IN THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT AND, YET, THE PROTESTERS WERE INSPIRED BY THOSE DEMONSTRATIONS IN THE U

S AND AROUND THE WORLD WHETHER THEY WILL BE ABLE TO CONTINUE IN THE FACE OF THE CORONAVIRUS, DESPITE THEIR DETERMINATION, THAT IS A QUESTION THERE ARE SO MANY WAYS IN WHICH THE CORONAVIRUS IS CHANGING HISTORY AROUND THE WORLD, AS WELL AS BRINGING MISERY ALISON? >>> PROTESTERS IN DETROIT ARE BLOCKING BUSES FROM TAKING KIDS TO SUMMER SCHOOL

THEY SAID THE CLASSROOMS ARE NOT SAFE FOR STUDENTS OR TEACHERS WITH CORONAVIRUS CASES IN MICHIGAN ON THE RISE WE HAVE MORE FROM DETROIT WHAT ARE TEACHERS AND PARENTS TELLING YOU? >> Reporter: I'M OUTSIDE THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ON DETROIT'S WEST SIDE, ONE OF 23 SCHOOLS IN SESSION FOR SUMMER SCHOOL IT'S UNUSUAL FOR MICHIGAN AND UNUSUAL AROUND THE COUNTRY WE TALKED TO PARENTS AND EDUCATORS ON THE ONE HAND WHO ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS THAT THEY VIEW AS ESSENTIALLY EXPERIMENTAL

THEIR CHILDREN KNOW THAT THESE BUILDINGS HAVE POOR VENTILATION SYSTEMS AND POOR INFRASTRUCTURE ON THE OTHER HAND, ADMINISTRATORS AND OTHERS SAY THAT THEY REALLY HAVE NO OPTION BECAUSE OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE SHORTFALLS AND BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT A LOT OF THE STUDENTS ARE IMPOVERISHED WHEN THEY WERE OUT IN MARCH DUE TO COVID, THEY STAYED OUT THEY DIDN'T HAVE CHROMEBOOKS OR WI-FI TO DO VIRTUAL LEARNING THEY ARE BEING HELD TO THE SAME STANDARDS AS CHILDREN WHO DID HAVE THOSE RESOURCES

LISTEN ONE OF THE PROTESTERS ABOUT WHAT HE HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE CONCERNS ABOUT CHILDREN IN THESE SCHOOLS >> WE KNOW FROM BUS DRIVERS AND TEACHERS AND PARENTS THAT SCHOOLS ARE NOT SAFE THEY ARE NOT FOLLOWING THE GUIDELINES THAT THEY SET FOR THEMSELVES EVEN IF THEY WERE, IT WOULD NOT BE SAFE TO SEND KIDS BACK TO THESE SCHOOLS THE CDC HAS SAID THAT THE FASTEST WAY TO SPREAD THE VIRUS IS REOPENING THE SCHOOLS

THEY ARE ONLY OPENING THEM IN DETROIT IN THIS WHOLE AREA, IT'S JUST DETROIT DETROIT KIDS ARE BEING USED AS GUINEA PIGS FOR REOPENING THE ECONOMY >> Reporter: A LOT OF CONCERNS FROM PARENTS WHO FEEL LIKE THEIR CHILDREN ARE BEING USED AS ONE BIG EXPERIMENT THERE HAVE BEEN HARSH WORDS USED ABOUT THIS BY PROTESTERS AND BY PARENTS WHO SAY THERE HAS GOT TO BE SOME WAY TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO FUNNEL MONEY TO THEM IN, A WAY TO VIRTUALLY TREAT THE POOREST AND NEEDIEST KIDS

>> WHAT IS THE SCHOOL DISTRICT DOING TO PROTECT STUDENTS AND TEACHERS? >> Reporter: I HAD A LONG TALK, YESTERDAY, WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD WHO SAID, LOOK, WE ARE TAKING EVERY PRECAUTION WE HAVE A 60 PAGE PLAN OUT LINING THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS INCLUDING TESTING FOR ALL TEACHERS SOCIAL DISTANCING, MASKS AND DISINFECTANT AT THE SAME TIME, CONCERNED PARENTS SAY THE CHILDREN AREN'T BEING TESTED AND HOW DO THEY KNOW IF THEY HAVE AN OUTBREAK IF AN ASYMPTOMATIC CHILD COMES IN, WHICH WE KNOW IS COMMON, AND CREATES AN OUTBREAK? ESPECIALLY, CONSIDERING THE TESTING DELAYS WOULD FOLKS NOT BE ABLE TO GET THE TESTS BACK FOR 5 TO 7 DAYS? SOME SAY THAT IS A BIG PROBLEM FOR THE SCHOOL BOARD SAID IT IS NOT

AT THE SAME TIME, YESTERDAY, THEY WERE TRYING TO GET THE PLAN OFF THE GROUND AND THEY HAD A PROTEST OUTSIDE THE BUS TERMINAL TRYING TO BLOCK THESE CHILDREN FROM GETTING ON THE BUSES TWO BUS DRIVERS QUIT BECAUSE THEY WEREN'T HAVING ADEQUATE SAFETY PROTOCOLS INCLUDING HAND SANITIZER I SPOKE WITH A TEACHER WHO SAID THAT BECAUSE ONE OF THE TEACHERS TEST, THEY ALL HAD TO COME BACK AND DOUBLE UP CLASSROOMS THERE IS OVERCROWDING ON THAT PARTICULAR DAY, ALISON >> HOW ABOUT THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR? I MEAN, THIS IS JUST SUMMER SCHOOL AND THEY HAVE THE FULL SCHOOL YEAR AHEAD

IT'S NOT THAT FAR OFF >> YES >> Reporter: THE ADMINISTRATORS IN DETROIT SAID THAT THEY ARE VERY CONCERNED AND THIS IS VERY DIFFERENT FROM THE FALL WHEN YOU HAVE 53,000 STUDENTS IN THIS SCHOOL DISTRICT COMING BACK TO THESE OVERCROWDED SCHOOLS WITH POOR INFRASTRUCTURE WHAT THEY ARE DOING NOW IS SOMETHING THAT THEY CAN DO IN THE INTERIM WAS SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS THAT DOESN'T MEAN THEY CAN DO IT IN THE FALL

THEY'RE WAITING ON THE GOVERNOR TO COME UP WITH A PLAN THE GOVERNOR SAID YOU HAVE TO HAVE THREE OPTIONS FOR ALL SCHOOLS, DETROIT CITY SCHOOLS, ESPECIALLY, AT RISK GIVEN OVERCROWDING SOME STUDENTS ARE JUST NOW GETTING THERE CHROMEBOOKS THINK ABOUT IT A NUMBER OF THEM DON'T HAVE WI-FI OR THE RESOURCES TO HAVE THE PARENTS HELPING THEM

THEIR PARENTS ARE ON THE FRONTLINES OF COVID, SERVICE PROVIDERS, NURSES WE HAVE A YOUNG CHILD WITH A HIGH PROFILE CASE OF COVID, A 5-YEAR-OLD CHILDREN, LARGELY, ARE BEING SPARED BUT CHILDREN ARE DYING, TOO RESTAURANTS WITH POOR VENTILATION, IT'S ONE OF THE MAIN WAYS COVID IS SPREAD EVEN IF IT DOESN'T HURT CHILDREN, THE RISK OF BRINGING IT HOME TO FAMILY MEMBERS WHO HAVE COMORBIDITIES, THOSE ARE THE ISSUES, ALISON

>> MANY SERIOUS CONCERNS HE SAID IT LOOKS LIKE CHILDREN ARE AT LOW RISK BUT THEY ARE STILL DYING FROM CORONAVIRUS IN OUR COUNTRY THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> IT IS A HOT SUMMER SUN AND IN LOS ANGELES, PEOPLE ARE SELLING MASKS A LOT OF THEM SOUND LIKE THIS

>> SHE SAID EVERYWHERE SHE WAS CLEANING HOUSES THEY TOLD HER SHE COULDN'T COME BACK UNTIL THE PANDEMIC IS OVER >> Reporter: SHE HAS KIDS TO FEED AND THEY BEGGED HER NOT TO GO OUT BECAUSE THEY'RE AFRAID SHE WILL GET SICK SHE SAID SHE WORRIES ABOUT CORONAVIRUS, BUT MOSTLY BECAUSE OF THOSE NOT WEARING MASKS >> SHE SAYS OF THE PEOPLE SHE IS SEEING, 98% OF THE LATINOS SHE SAYS WALKING AROUND ARE USING MASKS SHE SAID THE PERCENTAGE ISN'T THAT HIGH WITH THE WHITE PEOPLE SHE SEES

SHE SAYS SHE GETS MAD WHEN SHE SEES SOMEBODY WITHOUT A MASK BUT SHE DOESN'T WANT TO SAY ANYTHING BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE VERY VIOLENT THESE DAYS >> Reporter: A LOT OF LATINOS DO TAKE MASK WEARING SERIOUSLY AND EVEN THOSE NOT AFRAID OF THE VIRUS YOU ARE 85 AND ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT COVID-19? >> WHY WORRY ABOUT IT? I GO TO GET MY MAIL AND YOU HAVE TO HAVE A MASK ON >> Reporter: WE EXPLAINED THE DISTURBING FACT THAT LATINOS IN LOS ANGELES ARE TWICE AS LIKELY TO GET COVID-19 THAN THE WHITE POPULATION WE ASK A DOCTOR FOCUSING ON REDUCING HEALTH DISPARITIES

>> COVID-19 EFFECTS LATINOS IN A DISPROPORTIONATE RATE WHAT IS GOING ON? >> WE ARE IN TESTING DESERTS WITH NOT ENOUGH ACCESS TO TESTING AND THE COMMUNITIES NEED IT WE NEED TO KNOW IF SOMEONE IS INFECTED SO WE KNOW WHAT PRECAUTIONS TO TAKE, AS A COMMUNITY >> Reporter: WAS TESTING DESERTS IN EAST LOS ANGELES MEAN LINING UP FOR NEARLY A MILE NEAR DODGERS STADIUM A MISSED SHIFT COULD MEAN NO MORE JOB

WHAT CONCERNS YOU? >> A KEY THING I'M CONCERNED ABOUT IS WHEN THE GOVERNMENT MAKES BIG DECISIONS ABOUT WHERE RESOURCES GO, IT IS NOT COMING DOWN TO THE COMMUNITY >> Reporter: THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE ON THE FRONT LINES WITH ESSENTIAL WORKERS AT GROCERY STORES >> THEY ARE DELIVERING OUR FOOD WHEN WE SHELTER AT HOME AND THE SAME PEOPLE AT THE GROCERY STORE THAT ARE HELPING US >> Reporter: FOR THOSE IN AGRICULTURE, FOR MEAT PROCESSING PLANTS, OUTBREAKS HAVE BEEN UNRELENTING THERE IS NO ROOM FOR QUARANTINE OR ISOLATION

EVEN IN THE PLACES MAKING THE MASKS TO PROTECT US FROM COVID-19, ELLIOTT APPAREL SHUT DOWN THREE FACTORIES AFTER 300 WORKERS TESTED POSITIVE AND FOUR DIED NEARLY 1000 LATINOS HAS LOST THEIR LIVES IN LET TINO AREAS OF LOS ANGELES >> SHE SAYS THIS IS NOT A GAME THIS VIRUS WILL KILL YOU >> THIS IS BOTH A HEALTH AND ECONOMIC CRISIS

WHAT SORT OF HELP IS THERE ON THE FINANCIAL SIDE OF THINGS FOR LOW INCOME WORKERS WHO MAY BE STRUGGLING TO MAKE RENT AND PAY THE BILLS? >> Reporter: I'M SO GLAD YOU ASKED THIS WOMAN TOLD US THAT EVERY DAY SHE WORKS SELLING MASKS, IT DOESN'T MAKE ENOUGH MONEY TO PAY HER RENT IT MAKES ENOUGH TO PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE AND HELP FAMILY IN GUATEMALA AND EL SALVADOR, BUT NOT EVEN CLOSE TO THE $1800 THAT THE FAMILY PAYS FOR RENT EVERY MONTH YESTERDAY, WE HEARD AN ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES THAT IS SETTING ASIDE 100 MILLION DOLLARS TO TRY TO HELP PEOPLE WITH RENT EACH FAMILY CAN QUALIFY WITH ABOUT $2000, $1000 A MONTH AND UP TO $2000

THEY OPENED UP APPLICATIONS YESTERDAY AND WERE SUPPOSED TO GO UNTIL JULY 17 THEY HOPED TO GIVE THE STIPEND TO ABOUT $50,000 BUT YESTERDAY WE GOT WORD THAT IT WAS SHORTLY AFTER THEY OPEN THAT UP THAT 150,000 APPLICATIONS CAME IN WITH CLEARLY NOT ENOUGH MONEY TO GO AROUND >> FOR ACCESS TO TESTING AND HIGH- RISK JOBS, THESE PROBLEMS ARE NOT UNIQUE TO THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY IN LA HOW IS THIS VIRUS AFFECTING LATINO COMMUNITIES IN OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY? >> Reporter: L

A IS INTERESTING 15%% POPULATION, % CHICAGO, % VIRGINIA, PLACES % IN TEXAS, YOU % ARE STILL SEEING % THEM OVER INDEX % WHEN IT YOU SEE THEM OVER INDEX WHEN IT COMES TO COVID-19 CONTAGION IT IS EXTREMELY ALARMING BECAUSE IT'S NOT JUST PEOPLE MORE LIKELY TO GET COVID-19 IN THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY BUT MORE LIKELY TO DIE WITH THE MORTALITY RATE HIGHER AS WELL AND MANY OF THOSE COMMUNITIES IT IS PARTICULARLY IT ALARMING THAT SOME DOCTORS ARE S NOW SAYING THAT THE MORTALITY RATE ALSO MEANS THAT THE YOUNGER LATINOS ARE DYING AT AT APPROVES OF POOR CEMENT DISPROPORTIONATE RATE

THEY ARE MORE LIKELY TO GET COVID-19 EMPLOYER LIKELY TO DIE, AND MANY OF THOSE DYING ARE GE YOUNG LATINOS >>> I AM ALISON MORRIS YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >>> LET'S GET TO OUR CORRESPONDENT

SAVANNAH, HOW ARE YOU DOING? >> I AM GOOD AND WE ARE HALFWAY THROUGH THE WEEK LET'S KICK OFF WITH ONE THING WE ARE ALL REALLY USED TO TALKING ABOUT, THE FACE MASK THE NATION'S LARGEST RETAILER IS MAKING THEM MANDATORY WALMART INCLUDING THE SAM'S CLUB STORES WILL REQUIRE THEM AT MORE THAN 5000 LOCATIONS TO TRY H TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF E COVID- 19 IF YOU FORGET YOURSSLO THEY WILL HAVE COMPLEMENTARY WOUNDS OR YOU CAN PURCHASE THEM INSIDE OF R THE STORE

THEY ARE JOINING OTHER COMPANIES LIKE COSTCO, STARBUCKS AND BEST BUY, AND THE MANDATE GOES INTO EFFECT ON THE 20th TODAY OKLAHOMA GOVERNOR ANNOUNCED HE TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS >> I FEEL FINE I FELT A LITTLE BIT ACHY YESTERDAY I WANT TO USE MY STORY TO REMIND OKLAHOMANS THAT IF YOU'RE NOT FEELING WELL WE WANT YOU TO BE TESTED

I WILL KEEP WORKING FROM HOME, ISOLATING MYSELF >> OKLAHOMA ALSO REPORTED MORE THAN 1000 NEW COVID-19 CASES OVER THE LAST DAY WITH THE RECORD HIGH FOR THEM DESPITE THE RISING NUMBERS THE GOVERNOR SAID HE WILL NOT REQUIRE FACE THRS% MASKS ACROSS THE STATE BUT NOT EVERY GOVERNOR T FEELS THAT WAY ALABAMA GOVERNOR KAY IVEY ISSUED A STATEWIDE MASK MANDATE CITING AN UPTICK IN CASES

>>TIPT THE NUMBERS AND DATA OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS ARE DEFINITELY TRENDING EKIN THE WRONG DIRECTION I AM IMPLORING EVERYONE, EVERYONE IN OUR STATE TO PRACTICE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND TO WEAR A MASK >> GOVERNOR IVEY ADDED THAT NEARLY 90% OF THE ALABAMA ICU BEDS WERE FULL AS OF EARLIER THIS WEEK >>> MAJOR NEWS ON THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD TODAY HIS FAMILY ANNOUNCED THEY ARE SUING THE CITY OF

MINNEAPOLIS AND THE FOUR POLICE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN HIS LITTLE REST P ARREST, ARGUING THAT THEY VIOLATED HIS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AND WERE NOT PROPERLY TRAINED >> IT WAS NOT JUST THE KNEE OFHE OFFICER DEREK CHAUVIN ON GEORGE FLOYD'S NECK FOR 8 MINUTES, 46 SECONDS, BUT THE KNEE OF THE ENTIRE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT ON THE NECK OF MI GEORGE FLOYD THAT KILLED HIM 'S >>> FINALLY, CBS IS CUTTING TIES WITH TV PERSONALITY NICK CANNON, THE MASK SEND ERROR THE MASS FINGER TALKING ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE BEING THE JEWISH HEBREWS AND HE RESPONDED SAYING "THE MOMENT WAS STOLEN AND HIJACKED TO MAKE AN EXAMPLE OF AN OUTSPOKEN BLACK MAN" THAT IS WHERE WE ARE ON THIS WEDNESDAY >>> THERE IS A LOT OF NEWS FOR WEDNESDAY, AND THANK YOU SO MUCH, SAVANNAH A >>> IF YOU THINK THE CORONAVIRUS IS BAD NOW, THE CDC OU%DIRECTOR DR

ROBERT REDFIELD SAID WAIT UNTIL IT MIXES WITH THE FLU THIS FALL >>FL YOU THINK IT IS ALL IN THE WINTER OF 2020 BUTER 2020 AND 2021 WILL BE THE MOST DIFFICULT TIMES WE HAVE EXPERIENCED IN AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH >>> OUR NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT TOM CASALE IS COVERING THIS FOR US WHAT ELSE THE DR REDFIELD SAY ABOUT WHY THE RE FLU SEASON COULD MAKE IT DIFFICULT COMBINED WITH THE CORONAVIRUS? >> Reporter: YOU HAVE TWO RESPIRATORY DISEASES

IN THE CASE OF THE FLU, INFLUENZA A ANDte INFLUENZA B WE HAVE THESE TYPES OF FLU NORMALLY E BUT THE KEY IS TO GET PEOPLE VACCINATED THAT IS NOT THE SAME AS COVID IN A SEPARATE RESPIRATORY DISEASE NOAT VACCINE FROM THE FLU WILL PROTECT YOU FROM COVID THEY EXPECT THE COVID WILL CONTINUE IS YOTH DEATH TOLL UP THROUGH NOVEMBER WHAT THEY P EXPECT 240,000 TO 250,000 PEOPLE TO DIE BY NOVEMBER

WHEN YOU ADD IN TO THE FLU, AND BY THE WAY LAST OCTOBER WE HAD 24,600 PEOPLE DIE AND THAT WAS A NORMAL FLU E SEASON WHERE PEOPLE WERE GETTING VACCINATED NOW ADD THE TWO AND 40,000 PEOPLE EXPECTED TO GET ALREADY KILLED AS A RESULT OF COVID D WITH A DEATH TOLL POSSIBLY APPROACHING 300,000 DUE TO THE TWO RESPIRATORY DISEASES THAT IS ABSOLUTELY STUNNING AND STAGGERING THAT IS WHY DOCTORS ARE SAYING LISTEN, PLEASE GET YOUR FLU VACCINETE IN SEPTEMBER AND IN THE FALL IT WILL NOT PROTECT YOU FROM COVID BUT IT MAY PROTECT YOU FROM THE FLU

GOD FORBID YOU YO GET BOTH THE FLU AND COVID, AND YOU CAN GET BOTH AT THE SAME TIME, AND THAT MIXTURE COULD BE DEADLY WHEN THE FLU VACCINE COMES OUT IN SEPTEMBER LY% OR OCTOBER GET THEM BECAUSE IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE >> ALWAYS WAIT TOO LONG TO GET MY FLU SHOT BUT I CERTAINLY WILL NOT DO THAT THIS YEAR HOW ARE HOSPITALS PREPARING FOR THIS? IN TERMS OF HOSPITALIZATION IT SOUNDS LIKE IT COULD BE AN IO ABSOLUTE DISASTER >> YOU'RE RIGHT BECAUSE IN THE HOT ZONES IN THIS COUNTRY T ALREADY THE HOSPITALS ARE OVERLOADED

WE TALKED WITH DOCTOR AT THE HOSPITAL IN ORLANDO AND THEY SAID WE ARE ALREADY MAXED OUT AT THIS HOSPITAL IF YOU ADD IN THE FLU SITUATION IN LATE FALL AND IT COULD BE A RECIPE FOR DISASTER KEEP IN MIND A COUPLE OF LITTLE ANTIDOTES

S THE CHANCES ARE IF YOU WORK IN OUR OFFICE ARE WORKING RIGHT NOW FROM HOME, NORMALLY YOU'LL BE ABLE TO GET YOUR FLU VACCINE AT THE OFFICE A LOT OF COMPANIES, NBC FFOF INCLUDED, PAYS A COMPANY TO COME IN TO GIVE US ALL THE O TWO SHOT IF WE ARE NOT IN THE IFOFFICE THEY WILL PROBABLY NOT PROVIDE TWO SHOTS WILL YOU GET OT YOUR CHILD VACCINATED OR WILL YOU EVEN WANT TO ETGO TO A DOCTOR'S OFFICE OR CLINIC? SOME PEOPLE ARE AVOIDING THOSE SITUATIONS COMPLETELY OVER T FEAR OF EXPOSURE TO COVID

THE CONCERN IS THAT FEWER PEOPLE WILL GET ER THE FLU VACCINE MAKING THEM MORE SUSCEPTIBLE AND E VULNERABLE IN WHAT COULD BE AN ABSOLUTELY HORRENDOUS YEAR BETWEEN THESE TWO RESPIRATORY VIRUSES >> TOM, ORYOU BRING UP A GREAT POINT I HAD NOT THOUGHT OF AND I CANNOT REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I GOT MY LIVE SHOT ANYWHERE OTHER THAN WORK FOR MY FLU SHOT IT'S A LOT TO THINK ABOUT THIS FALL AND YOU NEED TO THGET ONE, SO WHERE O WILL YOU GO? >> IF YOU'RE IN THE HOME OFFICE AND THEY ARE NOT PROVIDING A FLU SHOT YOU NEED TO WORK ON OUTHAT >> MY DOG BARKS BUT THAT IS ALL HE DOES >> CASES ARE YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY WILL COVER YOU GETTING A FLU SHOT AT THE LOCAL PHARMACY

IF NOT IT'S WORTH THE 20 BUCKS OR WHATEVER THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT IF THERE WERE EVER A YEAR TO TAKE VEIT SERIOUSLY IS PROBABLY THE SHEER COME SEPTEMBER OR OCTOBER >> VERY ISHE IMPORTANT STUFF, THANK YOU SO MUCH, TOM CASTILLO >>> UF CALIFORNIA IS MAKING IT TOUGHER TO GET A COVID TEST AND THE STATE IS TIGHTENING ITS A GUIDELINES, PRIORITIZING PEOPLE THAT HAVE SYMPTOMS OR TIEDIN% TO AN OUTBREAK NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT JOE FRYER JOINS ME NOW TELL US MORE ABOUT THE NEW GUIDELINES

>> Reporter: CALIFORNIA AND LA IN PARTICULARr: PRIDED ITSELF DURING THE PANDEMIC SAYING EVERYONE THAT WANTS A TEST I SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET ONE AND FOR MANY WEEKS THAT WAS THE CASE WITH CALIFORNIA DOING OVER 100,000 TEST PER DAY% THERE IS A DEMAND GROWING AND THERE'S A A SHORTAGE OF SUPPLIES IN TESTING LABS HAVE A HUGE BACKLOG AND IT ES IS TAKING LONGER TO GET RESULT THE STATES ARE COMING OUT WITH NEW GUIDELINES FROM LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCY ON WHO SHOULD GET TESTED THEY WILL PRIORITIZE THOSE HOSPITALIZED AND THOSE COMING IN CONTACT WITH CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID

FRO THE SECOND TIER IS THOSE THAT HAVE COVID IETH SYMPTOMS ARE WORKING A HIGH RISK AREA LIKE RE PRISONS, NURSING HOMES, HOMELESS SHELTERS, AND PLACES LIKE THAT THE NEXT TIER DOWN IS ESSENTIAL WORKERS FACING THE PUBLIC ALL THE TIME LIKE THE RETAIL L WORKERS AND THOSE WORKING IN THE GROCERY STORES THAT ASYMPTOMATIC PEOPLE COME AFTER THATD STTH THE GOAL IS TO FOCUS ON THE OUTBREAKS AND THOSE THAT ARE SICK BUT IT COULD MEAN THOSE THAT DON'T HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS RIGHT NOW ARE GOING TO HAVE A MUCH HARDER TIME GETTING TESTED, ALISON >> JOE, LOS ANGELES COUNTY JUST REPORTED THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF COVID CASES IN A VI SINGLE DAY

THE MAYOR SAID THERE COULD BE AY ANOTHER SHUTDOWN WHERE DOES THAT STAND? >> CONSIDER THAT LA COUNTY IN A 24-HOUR PERIOD AT HAD OVER 4200 CASES REPORTED, FOR THE COUNTY, NOT THE STATE THE MAYOR IS CONCERNED AND LA AND TALKING ABOUT A COLOR- CODED SYSTEM THAT LA HAS RIGHT NOWCO LA IS IN THE ORANGE BUT SAID THEY ARE GETTING CLOSE TO RED, AND WHEN THEY GET TO RED THEY WILL SHUTDOWN MORE, THAT MEANS STAYING AT HOME AND ONLY LEAVING FOR WORK FOR ESSENTIAL ITEMS IT'S SORT OF S

LIKE WE WERE IN MARCH OR APRIL ALREADY THE CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR SHUTTING DOWN INDOOR DINING, BARS, SALONS, GYMS AND PLACES LIKE THAT ALL ACROSS THE STATE AND LA COUNTY OVERADFO%HE 2100 HOSPITALIZATIONS IS A RECORD I SPOKE WITH THENS COO OF THE CEDARS-SINAI T MEDICAL CENTER IN LA HE SAID THEY ARE SEEING A GRADUAL INCREASE IN PATIENTS BUT THAT RIGHT NOW THEY HAVE PLENTY OF HOSPITAL CAPACITY

THEY HAD THE ABILITY TO MAKE MORE CAPACITY, SO THAT IS A GOOD SIGN, ALISON >> JOE, LET'S GO TO THE BORDER IN CALIFORNIA AND LOOKING AT IMPERIAL COUNTY WITH THE HIGHEST INFECTION RATE IN THE STATE WHAT IS IA%% HAPPENING THERE? >> WE THINK OF LA AS THE BIG EPICENTER IN CALIFORNIA >> Reporter: THERE IS A SMALLER EPICENTER FOR SEVERAL WEEKS WHICH IS IMPERIAL COUNTY IN THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE STATE

RN THE ALREADY HAD HIGH RATES OF POVERTY, OBESITY AND ASTHMA DUE TO THE AIR QUALITY NOW ADDING THE PANDEMIC THE TWO SMALL HOSPITALS THERE HAVE BEEN OVER RUN WITH THE PATIENTS AND THE HOSPITAL HAS TENTS IN THE PARKING LOT TO DEAL WITH THE OVERFLOW OF PATIENTS HERE IS HOW THE CEO DESCRIBED THE SITUATION >> WE ARE BUSTING AT THE SEAMS IN TERMS OF OUR CAPACITY IF THE NUMBERS DO NOT START TO SLOW DOWN N WE ARE GOING TO HIT, WHAT I WOULD SAY, A MAX IN THE PHYSICAL CAPACITY

IT HAS TO DO WITH STAFFING, AND IT HAS TO DO WITH THE BUILDING ITSELF ALREADY, I CONTINUE FROM BOTH ENDSEL, THE MAGICAL MEDICAL SURGICAL BEDS, WE ARE THERE ALREADY SO IT IS VERY DIFFICULT AD >> Reporter: THINGS ARE SO BAD AT IMPERIAL COUNTY SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC THEY HAD TO TRANSPORT BY HELICOPTER OR AIRLIFT OVER 500 PATIENTS OUT OF MATERIAL COUNTY FOR OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE FOR TREATMENT THAT IS HOW BAD IT IS, ALISON >> JOE, DR

REDFIELD AT THE CDC SAID THE FLU SEASON WILL ONLY MAKE THINGS WORSE AND HOW ARE THEY PREPARING FOR THAT POTENTIALLY TOUGH FALL AND WINTER AHEADLY? >> Reporter: THAT IS A HUGE WORRY % THAT WAS DR EDWARD YOU JUST HEARD FROM THE CITY IS DEEPLY WORRIED HE DOES NOT SEE THE CASES DIPPING DOWN NOW DEALING WITH THE CORONAVIRUS HE LOOKS AHEAD TO OCTOBER AND % IS IN FEAR OF WHEN THE FLU SEASON STARTS IT WILL BE INUNDATED EVEN MORE

IT IS NOT ON THE HOSPITAL BEDS BUT WORRIED ABOUT HAVING ENOUGH STAFF FOR THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT RIGHT NOW IT'S IE%E HARD ENOUGH TO FIND ENOUGH STAFF WITH WHAT HE'S DEALING WITH BUT WITH MORE MORE COMMUNITIES DEALING WITH COVID IT'S HARD TO PULL IN STAFF FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE OR COUNTRY BECAUSE THOSE PLACES WILL BE DEALING WITH THEIR OWN PROBLEM WITH THE BEN CORONAVIRUS IF THESE PLACES DON'T GETIF IN CONTROL IN THE NEXT WEEKS AND MONTHS >> JOE FRYER, THANK YOU FOR YOUR GREAT REPORTING OUR PRODUCES GIVE YOU THE BACKGROUNDINES 10 OUT OF 10 AND WE ARE FEELING THAT VINTAGE LOOK IT IS SO COOL

THANK YOU VERY MUCH >>> FLORIDA TOPPING 300,000 TOTAL CORONAVIRUS CASES WITH HOSPITALIZATIONS %% GOING UP BUT THE STATE STILL DOES NOT HAVE A MASK MANDATE KERRY SANDERS JOINS ME FROM FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDAM ALABAMA ISSUED A STATEWIDE MASK ORDER TODAY AND A WHAT WILL IT TAKE FOR GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS AND IS HE FEELING MORE PRESSURE NOW? >> Reporter: THAT IS A GOOD QUESTION THE GOVERNOR IS HOLDING STEADFAST WITH HIS GOAL, TO MAKE SURE THAT WI DECISIONS ARE MADE LOCALLY, NOT AT THE STATE LEVEL

THAT MEANS THAT THE COUNTY COMMISSIONS AND CITIES ARE DECIDING FLORIDA HAS 67 COUNTIES IN THE GOVERNOR WAS TH ASKED REPEATEDLY FROM MAYORS AND COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, AND ALSO FROM THE PUBLIC ABOUT SETTING A STANDARD FOR THE M WHOLE STATE IT STILL TRICKLES DOWN TO THE LOCAL LEVEL % INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, TWO HOURS NORTH OF WHERE I AM DISCUSSED WHETHER TO IMPLEMENT A MASK REQUIREMENT FOR THE FOLKS WALKING OUTDOOR AND PUBLIC RESPONSE WASSE — FIRST OF ALL LET'S LISTEN TO THE TESTIMONY THAT THEY HEARD

>> THIS IS THE UNITED STATES AND I'M NOT WILLING TO GIVE YOU MY FREEDOM I WILL NOT STAND BY SILENTLY WHILE YOU DECIDE WHAT IS BEST FOR MY HEALTH >> I AM RESPECTFUL ABOUT WEARING A MASK IF I GO INTO PLACE IN FEEL LIKE TO PUT ONE ON, I DO, BUT I DON'T FEEL IT SHOULD BE MANDATED WHERE I COULD BE FINED WITHOUT HAVING ONE LEAVE ME I'VE BEEN TOLD I EDAM OU MURDERER FOR NOT WEARING ONE >> Reporter: THE INDIAN RIVER COUNTY HEARD THE DEBATE AND LISTENED AND SAID NO MANDATORY MASK

T THE GOVERNOR MAYBE HEARING PEOPLE ASKED HIM AND QUESTIONS ON OUTSIDE OF THE % STATE WHY HE IS NOT TAKING A MANDATED ROLE ON THIS FOR THE TIME BEING AND IS LOOKING LIKE HE WILL NOT CHANGE HIS MIND E HE SAID THAT THE STATE IS TOO BURIED AND TOO % MANY DIFFERENT GEOGRAPHIES, TOO MANY COMMUNITIES THAT ARE SO DIFFERENT HE SAID HE WILL REMAIN IT TO BE A LOCAL DECISION >> SOUTH FLORIDA IS ONE OF THE HARDEST ISHIT PARTS OF THE STATE

RT WHAT ARE THE RESTRICTIONS SPECIFICALLY, THE RULES WHERE YOU ARE? T >> Reporter: THE RULES ARE DIFFERENT I MIN BROWARD COUNTY WHERE THERE ISS A CERTAIN SET OF RULES TO THE NORTH OF PALM BEACH, TO THE SOUTH THAT DADE COUNTY WITH THE MOST RESTRICTIVE RULES, NO INDOOR DININGNT ALTHOUGH SOME CITIES ARE PUSHING BACK ON THE COUNTY MANDATE TO DO GHBA THAT THERE IS A 10:00 P

M CURFEW IN PLACE THE GOAL IS TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE ARE NOT GATHERING AT NIGHT AS YOU GO CITY NOIN TO CITY, COUNTY TO COUNTY, THE RULES NTARE SO DIFFERENT THAT S EVEN FOR ME ALMOST LIKE I NEED A LEGEND DRIVING AROUND THIS IS THE MEGA METROPOLIS

YOU'RE NOT EVEN SURE WHICH COUNTY OR CITY YOU ARE VEIN WITH DIFFERENT RULES IN DIFFERENT AREAS AR YOU COULD VERY WELL BE IN VIOLATION D WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING IT RIGHT NOW THERE ARE FINES THAT CAN BE ERLEVIED BUT AT THIS POINT IT'S MORE TO THE STICK TO THE CARROT NOBODY HAS BEEN LEVIED A FINE OR HAD TO PAY A FINE IF THEY WERE HANDED A CITATION SO FAR >> LET'S TALK ABOUT CONTACT TRACING

WHAT'S GOING ON WITH CONTACT TRACING IN FLORIDA AND HOW WAS THE STATE T N USING IT? >> Reporter: IT IS BASICALLY A FAILURE IN THE STATE OF A FLORIDA YOU GO TO GET A TEST, SIT IN A LINE FOR MAYBE SIX OR SEVEN HOURS MANY PEOPLE LINED UP AS EARLY AS 1:30 IN IN MORNING THEIR CARS THE LINES OPEN UP AND THEY GET THEIR TEST THAT'S GREAT

BUT AFTER THAT THEY END UP WAITINGAT SEVEN, EIGHT OR EVEN 15 DAYS WHAT HAPPENS IS THAT SOMEONE GETS TESTED, NO NS RESULTS OR SYMPTOMS AND THEY GO ABOUT THEIR DAILY LIFE EVEN IF THERE S SOCIAL DISTANCING THEY ARE IN TOUCH WITH PEOPLE, FAMILY AND NEIGHBORS THEY ARE ACTUALLY OUT THERE THE IDEA OF AAL CONTACT TRACING 15 DAYS LATER, ALISON, DO YOU REMEMBER WHO YOU SAW SEVEN DAYS AGO? IN THIS TINY, RESTRICTIVE WORLD IT IS HARD TO REMEMBER %WHO IT IS

CONTACT TRACING IS A FAILURE ONE THE GOVERNOR RECOGNIZES AND SAYS IF THEY CAN IMPROVE GETTING TEST RESULTS FASTER THAN THE CONTACT TRACING CAN TAKE ON A MORE SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN THE MOMENT THERE ARE PEOPLE INVOLVED TRYING T TO DO CONTACT TRACING BUT THAT IS NOT T WORKING >> ONE LAST QUESTION FOR YOU THE QUSUN SEND CHANNEL SAID OVER 1 MILLION CHILDREN TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS

D WHAT ARE YOU HEARING ABOUT THIS WITH SCHOOLS POTENTIALLY REOPENING NEXT MONTHLL? >> Reporter: IT IS A DISTURBING STORY D WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE STATISTICS AND I WROTE THEM DOWN TO MAKE OT SURE GOT IT RIGHT OF THE 14,500 DEATHS IN THE STATE ONLY FOUR WERE PEOPLE UNDER THE AGE OF 18E WHEN YOU HEAR ABOUT ONE THIRD OF THOSE BEING KIDS, AND HAVING THE CORONAVIRUS, THEN YOU THINK TO YOURSELF IT IS REALLY NOT AFFECTING YOUNGER PEOPLE, AND WE KNOW THAT DOCTORS TOLD US THAT REPEATEDLY THAT HE COULD HAVE A DRAMATIC AFFECT ON YOUNG PEOPLE BUT MORE OFTEN THAN NIGHT NOT IT DOESN'T

BUT IF ONE THIRD OF THE KIDS ARE TESTING POSITIVE GOING IN AND OUT OF THE SCHOOLS, AND YOU WILL NOT TAKE THE KIDS APART FROM EACH OTHER NO MATTER HOW MUCH TEACHERS TRY TO KEEP THE %KIDS APART, IT WILL T SPREAD IT AMONG THE KIDS MORE IMPORTANTLY KIDS COME HOME AND SEE MOM AND DAD, BROTHERS AND SISTERS, AUNTS AND UNCLES ESSENTIALLY SPREADING THE CORONAVIRUS S THAT IS PART OF THE QUESTION SCHOOL BOARDS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT RIGHT S NOW THAT IS CAN THEY REOPEN

THE FLORIDA SCHOOLS TYPICALLY OPEN MID AUGUST IT WILL BE THE TEST IN FLORIDA FOR THE REST OF THE COUNTRY THAT GENERALLY OPENS UP AROUND LABOR DAY A >> YOU GO BACK BEFORE MOST OF US I THINK FOA LOT OF PEOPLE ARE WATCHING FLORIDA TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS THANK YOU SO EN MUCH, KERRY SANDERS

WE WILL TALK WITH YOU SOONCHS >> Reporter: THANK YOU >>> NEARLY 3/4 OF ICU BEDS IN DALLAS epARE UFULL THE PARKLAND HOSPITAL SAID THAT THE PATIENT AND THE BEDS ARE GETTING YOUNGER

% >> THIS IS A CATASTROPHIC DISEASE AND WE SEE IT MORE WITH IC MORE AND MORE PATIENTS COMING IN SICKER THAN G WHAT WE SAW ORIGINALLY I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT FEELING WITH A 27-YEAR-OLD MAN HE SHOULD NOT HAVE THAT HAPPENED TO HIM >>> NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT MORGAN CHESKY IS IN DALLAS WITH MORE ON THE RECORD CASES AND HOSPITALIZATIONS IN TEXAS

D >> Reporter: GOOD AFTERNOON FROM DALLAS WHERE THE OUTLOOK IS NOT GOODr: IN THIS CITY OR ACROSS THE ENTIRE STATE E ONE KEY NUMBER EXPERTS ARE POINTING TO IS THE POSITIVITY RATE IN THE STATE OF TEXAS % IT IS PICKING UP FROM 15% TO 16%, A MEASUREMENT OF HOW MUCH THIS VIRUS IS SPREADING AND THAT IS NOT RELATED TO INCREASED TESTING WE OFTEN HEAR ABOUT FROM WETHE LOCAL LEADERS TH WE HAVE SEEN EVERY MAJOR URBAN AREA AND THE STATE ESSENTIALLY BECOME A HOT SPOT ONE AREALL PARTICULARLY HARD HIT IS SOUTH TEXAS, RIO GRANDE VALLEY

I HAD A CHANCE TO SPEAK WITH OFFICIALS AT THE EDINBURG, TEXAS A HOSPITAL, 25 MILES NORTH OF THE MEXICAN BORDER THEY HAD CONSTRUCTION CREWS WORKING OVERNIGHT TO BUILD A NEW WING IN THE HOSPITAL TO PUT IN HG G M BEDSUT TO ACCOMMODATE PATIENTS WITH COVID-19 IN SOME CASES THEY ARE LEFT WAITING OUTSIDE IN AMBULANCES BEFORE THE STAFF CONFINED SPACE FOR THEM INSIDE FF OF THE HOSPITAL THE SITUATION IS DIRE

THE SAME HOSPITAL IS RENTING A REFRIGERATION UNIT IN CASE BODIES HAVE TO BE TAKEN SOMEWHERE WITH NOWHERE ELSE TO GO TO THE NORTH IN HOUSTON, MAYOR SYLVESTER TURNER SAID HE IS CONSIDERING SETTING DOWN THE CITYRN% FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS IF THESE NUMBERS CONTINUE TO TREND UPWARD LIKE WE'VE SEEN IN THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS UEEE THE HOUSTON SCHOOL DISTRICT IS ANNOUNCING PLANS THIS AFTERNOONOU ON WHAT THEY PLAN ON DOING FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR THE BIG THING IS THAT THEY DON'T REALLY KNOW UNTIL THEY SEE THESE NUMBERS COMING OUT OF JULYS MEANWHILE BACK IN DALLAS THE PARKLAND HOSPITAL HAS EXPANDED THE COVID TOWARDLAAS TO FIVE FLOORS

EXPERTS HERE SAY THAT WHILE THEY ARE CURRENTLY HAVING ENOUGH RESOURCES TO HANDLE THE INFLUX OF PATIENTS, IT COULD GET WORSE H TO BEFORE IT GETS BETTER >>> THE FIRST CORONAVIRUS VACCINE IS TESTED IN HUMANS AND APPEARS TO VI%% BE SAFE AND TRIGGERING AND IMMUNE RESPONSEAN MODERNA DEVELOPED IT WITH SCIENTISTS AND THE MEDICAL OFFICER TOLD THE CDC THAT THE ANTIBODIES COULD DE BE THE KEY TO REDUCING THE RISK OF COVID-19 >>> WITH THE KNOWLEDGE TODAY, IF YOU HAVE BEEN SICK WITH COVID- 19 YOUR UNLIKELY TO GET SICK AGAIN IN THE NEAR TERM FUTURE BASED ON THE DATA WE GOT TODAY SO WEIF WE CAN GET YOUR IMMUNE RESPONSE TO RECOGNIZE THAT PART OF THE VIRUSO THAT ALLOWS THE IMMUNE RESPONSE TO PREVENT THE REPETITION, I THINK THAT WILL BODE WELL WITH THE POTENTIAL OF EL% THIS BEING ABLE TO ULTIMATELY PREVENT COVID- 19

>> DR AGAIN SEE JOINS ME, AND DOCTOR, IT IS SO IT GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN AND THE NEXT PHASE OF THE TRIAL THSTARTS LATER THIS MONTH INCLUDING TESTING 30,000 PEOPLE AND YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE PROGRESS WE ARE IN SAYING AND WHETHER THIS MOVES US CLOSER TO THE NGACTUAL VACCINE >> IT'S GOOD TO SEE R YOU AS WELL LET ME SAY HOPEFUL OPTIMISM WE HAVE BEEN WAITING ON A GLIMMER OF HOPE TO SOMEHOW DEVELOP EFFICIENT IMMUNITY IN THE POPULATION TO STEM THE NEXT EXPOSURE TO THE CORONAVIRUS

I HAVE REVIEWED THE DATA PERSONALLY AND IT IS IN FACT PROMISING WE DON'T KNOW YET WHETHER THE ANTIBODIES WILL TRULY BE EFFECTIVE WHICH ISES TRADITIONAL TESTING WE HOPE THAT WHAT WE SEE L IS THE BEGINNING OF % SOMETHING VERY GOOD >> WE HAVE SEEN SOME RESEARCH STUDIES OUT THIS WEEK SHOWING THAT ANTIBODIES MAY NOT LAST AS H IS LONG AS WE HAD HOPED WHAT ARE WE WE LEARNING ABOUT ANTIBODIES AND POSSIBILITY OF POTENTIALLY GETTING THE CORONAVIRUS TWICEND ? >> WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE ANTIBODY OU PRODUCTION IS THAT EVERYONE HAS A DIFFERENT IMMUNE SYSTEM AND A DIFFERENT EXPERIMENT WITH A LOT OF VARIABILITY IN THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

FOR SOME PEOPLE THERE IS A STOUT Y ANTIBODY RESPONSE THAT WILL PROVIDE SOME PROTECTION BUT FOR HOW LONG T WE DON'T KNOW BECAUSE THE VIRUS COULD CHANGE OVER TIME THERE COULD BE K AN INEFFICIENT ANTIBODY RESPONSE OR NONE AT ALL, BUT THOSE ARE RARE IT COULD EXPOSE THE PERSON TO ANOTHER BOUT WE ARE BECOMING SOBER IN OUR KNOWLEDGE BASE UNDERSTANDING YOURUR NOT AT ANY NORM >> I WANT TO ASK ABOUT THE NEW FINDINGS FROM THE CDC

THE RESEARCHERS LOOKED AT AT MISSOURI HAIR SALON WERE TWO HAIRSTYLIST HAD CH% THE CORONAVIRUS THEY SAID THEY TWO HAIRSTYLIST LIKELYS PREVENTED TRANSMISSION TO ALL 139 CLIENT EXPOSED BECAUSE % EVERYONE WORE A MASK WHAT DOES THAT TELL US ABOUT THE ATUS EFFECTIVENESS OF A MASK ESPECIALLY INSIDE AND UP CLOSE TO OTHER PEOPLE?IVMAP >> THIS SHOULD BE AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR ALL OF US I WAS HEARTBROKEN LISTENING TO THE NEWS THAT YOU % ALREADY SHARED THIS AFTERNOON

I UNDERSTAND THE BURDEN OF THIS CONDITION THAT HE CONTINUES, REALIZING THAT A SIMPLE INTERVENTION OF WEARING A MASK G COULD CHANGE A LOT OF THIS PROFOUNDLY WE HAVE SEEN THIS IN ALY HAIRSTYLIST SIMPLY WEARING A MASK IN ADDITION WE HAVE HAD PUBLISHED RESEARCH IN THE LAST 24 HOURS DEMONSTRATING SCIENTIFICALLY THAT THE MASK WILL N G PREVENT TRANSMISSION OF INFECTION

I AGREE WITH THE DIRECTOR OF THE CDC, DR REDFIELD WE SHOULD REALLY THINK ABOUT THE % UNIVERSAL MASKING POLICY I SAID THIS BEFORE THAT IT WILL NOT LAST % LONG BUT WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENTLY AND ABRUPTLY TO CHANGE THE BURDEN WE NEED TO WHERE WEARING THE MASK

>> IT SEEMS LIKE A A SIMPLE THING TO LESSEN THE IMPACT DR, HOW SOON AFTER EXPOSURE CAN SOMEONE TEST OO% POSITIVE FOR COVID-19? >> IN GENERAL WE THINK IT TAKES ABOUT FIVE DAYS BEFORE WE SEE THE TEST BECOME POSITIVE AND IT COULD LAST UP TO 14 DAYS, THUS THE 14 DAY QUARANTINE BUT IT'S HARD TO KNOW %GROUND ZERO AND WHERE THE EXPOSURE OCCURRED YOU THINK IT COULD BE AT

A PARTICULAR EVENT A BUT COULD BE BEFORE THAT THE HIGHEST CONCERN IS IMPORTANT AND WE REALLY DO NEED THE PROMPT AVAILABILITY OF TESTING ON DEMAND SO THAT TY WE CAN ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS ABSOLUTELY >> DR, IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO HAVE YOU HERE THANK YOU FOR COMING BACK AND SEEING US

K >> I'M HAPPY TO BE BACK I WANT TO SHARE ONE THING HERE IS THE MASK WEAR IT HAVE A GOOD DAY

>> THANK YOU, DR CLYDE YANCY, YOU TOO >>> YOU ARE WATCHING TRAN1 >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD STARTING AT 6:00 A

M EASTERN >>> TWO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN KANSAS CITY BROUGHT THE KIDS BACK TO THE CLASSROOM THIS WEEK THE MILLION- DOLLAR QUESTION IS HOW TO DO IT SAFELY SCHOOL DISTRICTS ACROSS THE NATION ARE TRYING TO FIGURE THAT OUT

THE PARENTS IN THE KANSAS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT ARE NOT SURE EITHER WE HAVE CAL PERRY JOINING US FROM KANSAS CITY , MISSOURI WHAT ARE SCHOOLS DOING TO TRY TO KEEP THE STUDENTS AND STAFF SAFE? >> Reporter: THEY ARE BASING IT WITHIN THE CDC GUIDELINES AND PUT OUT 25 PAGES OF NOTES FOR THE PARENTS THEY MADE SORT OF A FLASH CARD IT STARTS AS THE KIDS GET ON THE BUS AND THEY WILL BE SOCIAL DISTANCING ON THE BUS

WE TALKED WITH THE MAN THAT SAID HE IS TWO DAUGHTERS WERE SITTING AT THE WINDOW SEATS ARRIVING AT SCHOOL AND THEY HAVE TEMPERATURE CHECKS AT THE CHILDREN THEY CAN NO LONGER PLAY OUTSIDE IN GROUPS THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO DO THAT IN SMALLER GROUPS CALLED PODS THEY WON'T EAT IN THE CAFETERIA ANYMORE, AND THAT IS DONE IN THE CLASSROOM THE MASK IS MANDATORY EVEN IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

TWO-HOUR OPENING THIS WEEK AND THIS IS THE THIRD DAY IN SCHOOL TALKING WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT AND PARENTS THE MASKS ARE NOT BOTHERING THE KIDS AT ALL THE SUPERINTENDENT VISITED THE SCHOOL AND ANNOUNCED ONLINE THAT THE MASKS WERE NOT BOTHERING THE KIDS AT ALL WHEN YOU TALK WITH PARENTS THEY SEEM TO THINK THE KIDS ARE BEING ADAPTIVE AND PUTTING ON THE MASK WITH NO PROBLEM AT ALL >> WHAT ARE OPTIONS FOR PARENTS NOT COMFORTABLE SENDING THE KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL YET? >> Reporter: THE REMOTE LEARNING IS STILL AN OPTION

WE UNDERSTAND 90% OF THE CHILDREN IN THESE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS RETURNED WITH 10% STAYING HOME TO THE REMOTE LEARNING YOU HAVE TO DECLARE YOUR CHOICE BY THE END OF THE MONTH TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT THEY HOPE TO HAVE THE REST OF THE SCHOOLS UP AND RUNNING BY AUGUST 24 >> I KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN TALKING WITH PARENTS FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND WHAT THE BACK ARE YOU GETTING FROM THEM? WHAT DO THEY SAY ABOUT SENDING ARE NOT SENDING THE KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL BECAUSE WE KNOW THIS IS A TOUGH ONE FOR MANY FAMILIES >> Reporter: IT HAS TO BE ONE OF THE TOUGHEST DECISION PARENTS HAVE TO MAKE RIGHT NOW IN THIS PANDEMIC

THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT THE DIFFICULTY IN MAKING THE DECISION THERE IS A DOWNSIDE TO REMOTE AND IN PERSON LEARNING IT IS MORE VALUABLE BUT THERE IS A RISK IN COMING TO SCHOOL TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT PARENTS SAID ON DIFFICULTY MAKING THE DECISION ON WHETHER STUDENTS ACTUALLY RETURNED TO THE SCHOOL >> ANY SCENARIO AS GARY

BUT STAYING AT HOME THE MENTAL HEALTH WILL DECLINE MY KIDS ARE VERY SOCIAL WE NEED TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION WHETHER THEY WILL BE POTENTIALLY EXPOSED TO THESE PEOPLE AT SCHOOL >> FROM GETTING ON THE BUS, AND TODAY WEAR A FACE MASK ON THE BUS I REMIND HER NOT TO GET TOO CLOSE TO OTHER KIDS

THEY ARE ASKED TO SIT IN SEPARATE SEAT SO SHE COULD NOT SIT WITH HER SISTER ON THE BUS THEY HAVE LUNCH IN THE CLASSROOM RATHER THAN IN THE CAFETERIA RECESS IS DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT FROM WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE BACK IN MARCH >> Reporter: WITH THE REST OF THE DISTRICT OPENING AUGUST 24 THE TWO SCHOOLS WHERE TALKING ABOUT ARE TARRED OF THE ROLLING OPTION IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW IT PLAYS OUT

OBVIOUSLY THE DISTRICT WANTS TO FREE UP PARENTS TO GO TO WORK AND HOPING IT WILL JUMPSTART THE ECONOMY BUT WITH CASES RISING ACROSS THE COUNTRY IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE IF WE HIT THE MARK OF OPENING ON AUGUST 24 >> I THINK A LOT OF THE CITIES AND STATES ARE FEELING THE SAME WAY, WATCHING TO SEE IF THEY HIT THE MARKS IN ORDER TO OPEN THANK YOU, CAL PERRY, AND IT'S GREAT TO SEE YOU >>> JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA IS ON TO THE NEXT MONTH REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION

RIGHT NOW ALSO ONE OF THREE CITIES WHERE THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SETUP FREE CORONAVIRUS SURGE TESTING ELLISON BARBER IS OUTSIDE OF THE FEDERAL TESTING SITE IN JACKSONVILLE AND WHAT DOES SURGE TESTING MEAN AND WHAT IS GOING ON? >> Reporter: YOU CAN THINK OF IT AS TRYING TO FLOOD THE ZONE OVER A MEDIUM SIZE, I GUESS, TIME BASICALLY WHAT YOU HAVE IS THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES THAT DECIDED TO SET UP SURGE TESTING SITES IN THREE DIFFERENT CITIES, AND THREE DIFFERENT STATES THEY STARTED THIS ABOUT A WEEK AND A HALF AGO SOME SITES ARE IN TEXAS, LOUISIANA, AND OF COURSE IN FLORIDA, IN JACKSONVILLE

IN THE CITY THE GOAL IS TO DO 5000 COVID TESTS PER DAY, HER CITY THEY WANT THE TEST BACK UP AND RUNNING FROM 5 TWO POTENTIALLY 12 DAYS THEY HOPE THE DATA THEY GET HERE, PARTICULARLY IN TERMS OF POSSIBLY UNCOVERING ASYMPTOMATIC UNDETECTED COVID CASES WILL GIVE THE LOCAL OFFICIALS AND LOCAL LEADERS INFORMATION THEY NEED TO TRY TO POTENTIALLY FLATTEN THE CURVE THEY SAID THEY WERE LOOKING FOR MIDSIZE CITIES WHERE THEY HAD ARISE IN COVID CASES BUT NOT NECESSARILY THE WORST OF THE WORST WHERE THEY LAUNCHED THE SURGE TESTING SITES INITIALLY ON JULY 7 AND 8 IN FLORIDA AND TEXAS, AND AS WELL AS LOUISIANA

>> LET'S TALK ABOUT THE CONVENTION MORE REPUBLICANS SAY THEY WILL SKIP IT IN AUGUST DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS HOW DO JACKSONVILLE RESIDENTS FEEL ABOUT HAVING IT THERE? >> Reporter: IT'S INTERESTING THE MAYOR OF JACKSONVILLE WAS ASKED ABOUT THIS YESTERDAY AND SUGGESTIONS THAT MAYBE JACKSONVILLE GOT SELECTED ON THE FEDERAL LEVEL FOR THE TEST SITE BECAUSE THE CONVENTION WOULD HAPPEN HERE THAT IS A CLAIM THE ADMINISTRATION DENIED IN THE PAST SAYING IT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CONVENTION

THE MAYOR OF JACKSONVILLE SAID THEY ARE LOOKING AT THIS AS SORT OF A WEEK BY WEEK THING THEY SAID THE CONVENTION IS WEEKS AWAY AND THEY WILL BE LOOKING AT THE NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS, AS WELL AS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES THEY HAVE THERE THE RESIDENTS ARE TORN SOME SAY IT IS A GOOD THING BECAUSE THE ECONOMY HERE LIKE ALL OVER AMERICA STRUGGLING IT WILL BECOME MORE CLEAR EVERY DAY THAT THIS IS NOT A GOOD DAY AS THE CAGES GO UP, TO HAVE THE CONVENTION HERE

LISTEN IN >> I DON'T KNOW HOW THEY ARE DOING IT BUT I DON'T THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO BE CONGREGATING ANYWHERE AT ALL RIGHT NOW OBVIOUSLY FLORIDA IS HITTING RECORDS LEFT AND RIGHT FOR COVID CASES, UNFORTUNATELY >> I AM EXCITED IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS

IT'S GOOD TO BRING PEOPLE INTO THE CITY IT'S GOOD FOR BUSINESS, GREAT >> I THINK IT IS GREAT FOR JACKSONVILLE THE PRESS COVERAGE THAT JACKSONVILLE HAS BEEN GETTING, THAT THEY CAN HANDLE AN EVENT LIKE THIS WILL BE GREAT , >> Reporter: WE KNOW THAT FROM REPORTING FROM OTHER COLLEAGUES AT NBC, MONICA ALBA, IN PARTICULAR, THAT THE RNC IS TALKING OUT MOVING SOME ACTIVITIES

THE POLITICAL ADVISORS SET DOWN WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP TO TALK WITH THEM ABOUT POTENTIALLY HOLDING SOME CONVENTION EVENTS OUTSIDE IN PLACES LIKE THE BASEBALL FIELD OR FOOTBALL ARENA OR THE OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATER >> FORGIVE THE PUN BUT IT SEEMS LIKE CONVENTIONAL WRIST HIM TAKING IT OUTSIDE WOULD BE A BETTER IDEA THANK YOU ELLISON BARBER IN JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA >>> DR ANTHONY FAUCI SAID THE WHITE HOUSE EFFORTS TO DISCREDIT HIM ARE BIZARRE

THE WHITE HOUSE TRADE ADVISOR PETER NAVARRO SAYING DR FAUCI WAS WRONG ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT HE INTERACTED WITH HIM ON SHANNON, WHAT ELSE DID DR FAUCI SAY AND HOW IS THE WHITE HOUSE EXPLAINING THIS? >> Reporter: THE WHITE HOUSE QUICKLY TRIED TO DISTANCE THEMSELVES FROM THE DIRECTOR WHO CAME OUT EARLIER TODAY SAYING IT WAS NOT APPROVED BY THE WHITE HOUSE THEY SAID THE PRESIDENT AND DR

FAUCI HAVE A GOOD RELATIONSHIP PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS ASKED ABOUT THIS A FEW HOURS AGO, AND TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT HE HAD TO SAY >> HE MADE A STATEMENT REPRESENTING HIMSELF AND HE SHOULD NOT BE DOING THAT I HAVE A VERY GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH ANTHONY >> Reporter: YOU HINTED A LITTLE BIT THAT DR

FAUCI ADDRESSED IT BUT HE DIDN'T HE CALLS PETER NAVARRO SIMPLY AN ISLAND TO HIMSELF HE SAID IT WAS VERY BIZARRE AND NOT HELPING THE WHITE HOUSE DR FAUCI SAID IT WAS SOMETHING HE HAD NOT EXPECTED AND OUR REPORTING INDICATES AND MY COLLEAGUE JEFF VINIK TALK WITH WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS, SAYING IT WENT AGAINST A CLEAR DIRECTIVE BY THE WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF MARK MEADOWS

HE HAS BEEN TRYING TO DE- ESCALATE THE TENSION BETWEEN THE WHITE HOUSE AND FAUCI AND SAID THIS MOVEMENT WAS A CLEAR VIOLATION OF THAT >> SHANNON, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS IN GEORGIA TODAY TALKING ABOUT THE INFRASTRUCTURE AND THIS IS THE STATE HE WON IN 2016 ARE THEY SUGGESTING JOE BIDEN TO BE COMPETITIVE THERE AND HOW IS THAT AFFECTING THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN STRATEGY IN GEORGIA? >> Reporter: MANY MORE STATES HAVE TO PUT THE TIME AND EFFORT INTO NOW WHAT THEY WERE HOPING WOULD NOT HAVE TO A YEAR AGO IT IS NOT ONLY GEORGIA BUT ARIZONA AND FLORIDA, WHICH ARE NOW VERY MUCH IN PLAY THE WHITE HOUSE IS HOPEFUL IT LOOKS MORE LIKE A BET RATHER THAN FOCUSING ON THE RED STATES LIKE GEORGIA, ARIZONA OR EVEN TEXAS

THEY WILL HAVE TO FOCUS MORE TIME, ENERGY AND RESOURCES ON THE BATTLEGROUND STATES LIKE PENNSYLVANIA, MICHIGAN AND WISCONSIN THAT IS PLACES WHERE REPUBLICAN STRUGGLED TO WIN IN THE PAST AND THE PRESIDENT HAD A DINNER MARGIN IN 2016 I AM IN GEORGIA TODAY BUT THIS IS NOT A CAMPAIGN STOP OFFICIALLY IT IS EIGHT PRESIDENTIAL VISIT BUT AS WE'VE SEEN WITH A NUMBER OF THE PRESIDENTIAL, OFFICIAL VISITS LATELY, MANY TIMES THEY HAD THE COMPLETE APPEARANCE OF THE CAMPAIGN EVENT >> SHANNON, LET ME ASK YOU A TAX QUESTION ON TAX DAY

WE UNDERSTAND THE PRESIDENT WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT THE SUBPOENA ON TAX DOCUMENTS AND WHAT ARE HIS LAWYERS SAYING ABOUT THAT TODAY? >> Reporter: THEY CONTINUE TO FIGHT THIS AND THE FIRST ARGUMENT AGAINST RELEASING THE TAXES IS THAT THE SITTING PRESIDENT COULD NOT BE INDICTED THIS OF COURSE GOES BACK TO AN INVESTIGATION IN NEW YORK CITY BACK TO STORMY DANIELS ALLEGIANT HUSH MONEY PAYMENTS AND AN AFFAIR SHE CLAIMED TO HAVE HAD WITH THE PRESIDENT BUT NOW THE ARGUMENT IS NOT THAT YOU CANNOT INDICT THE SITTING PRESIDENT BUT THAT THE ARMY NOW IS THAT THE SUBPOENA IS TOO BROAD THAT IT IS JUST HARASSMENT AND THE INFORMATION HE REQUESTED HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE MATTER AT HAND THERE IS CERTAINLY THAT IT IS TOO BROAD

MAYBE THEY CAN SUBPOENA RECORDS BUT IN A MORE NARROW FASHION SOME OF THE INFORMATION COULD BE KEPT OUT BUT NOT THE EVENT THEY WERE HOPING FOR AT THIS POINT >> THAT HAS SHANNON PETTYPIECE, THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS A NEW MESSAGE FOR AMERICANS, WEAR A MASK >> Reporter: WOULD YOU URGE AMERICANS TO WEAR A MASK? >> IF NECESSARY I WOULD URGE THEM TO WEAR A MASK AND I WOULD SAY FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES

>>> JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO TWO TOLD THE WALL STREET JOURNAL THAT SOME AMERICANS COULD WEAR A MASK TO SHOW THEY DISAPPROVE OF HIM BUT HOW DID A MASK BECOME SO POLITICAL? NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT DR BURNS EXPLAINS >> WE HAVE HEARD THE WORDS AGAIN AND AGAIN >> WEARING A MASK IS JUST A GOOD IDEA >> WEAR A MASK, PERIOD

>> OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS COUNTLESS MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS AND GOVERNMENT LEADERS REPEATING THE PHRASE IN HOPES OF SLOWING THE SPREAD OF COVID- 19 NOT EVERYONE HAS BEEN ON BOARD >> WHEN YOU WEAR A MESS, WHICH ARE CERTAINLY DUE, IT IS CONDEMNING ALL OF US AND KEEPS US LIVING IN A STATE OF TERROR >> WEAR A MASK >> I WILL NOT

IT IS LIKE PUTTING A MUZZLE ON MY MOUTH TO KEEP ME FROM SPEAKING TO PEOPLE >> HOW DID THE MASK BECOME POLITICAL CONTROVERSY? SOME ARE BLAMING THE MIXED MESSAGING AT THE START OF THE PANDEMIC WHEN THE GOVERNMENT ADVISED AGAINST FACE COVERINGS >> THE AVERAGE AMERICAN DOES NOT NEED TO GO OUT AND BUY A MASK >> THE SURGEON GENERAL PLEADED FOR AMERICANS TO STOP BUYING MASKS IN FEBRUARY AND DOCTORS FOLLOWED SUIT ON AVAILABILITY AT THE TIME >> NO, YOU SHOULD NOT BUY A FACE MASK >> IF YOU ARE HELPING AND WALKING ABOUT NO REASON TO WEAR A MASK

>> Reporter: IN APRIL THE CDC UPDATE OF THE GUIDANCE ENCOURAGING YOU TO WEAR A MESS SAYING IT COULD HELP, PARTICULARLY THOSE WITHOUT ANY SYMPTOMS AS OPPOSED TO PREVENTING YOU, THE PERSON WEARING ONE, FROM GETTING SICK DR FAUCI EVENTUALLY EXPLAINS THE CHANGE >> AT THAT POINT IN TIME THE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT INCLUDING N-95 MASK AND SURGICAL MASK WERE IN VERY SHORT SUPPLY WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PEOPLE, NAMELY HEALTH CARE WORKERS, WE DID NOT WANT THEM TO BE WITHOUT THE EQUIPMENT THEY NEEDED

>> Reporter: NOW THERE IS EMERGING EVIDENCE THAT THE MASKS ARE HELPFUL FOR EXAMPLE, THE RECENT ANALYSIS LOOKED UP ONE OF 70 STUDIES THAT EXAMINED COVID-19 , ZAZA VIRUS AND MERS VIRUS, AND SAID THAT THE MASK WAS SIGNIFICANT PROTECTION AGAINST THE VIRAL TRANSMISSION BUT THE FACE COVERING HIS BECOMING INCREASINGLY PARTISAN WITH HOLES SUGGESTING REPUBLICANS DON'T FAVOR THE MASK AS MUCH AS DEMOCRATS IT TOOK MONTHS FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP TO WEAR ONE IN PUBLIC BEFORE THAT HE DOWNPLAYED THE IMPORTANCE

>> I WILL NOT BE DOING IT PERSONALLY, IT IS A RECOMMENDATION >> CAN YOU SPEAK IT UP BECAUSE I CANNOT HEAR YOU >> YOU WANT TO BE POLITICALLY CORRECT SO GO- AHEAD >> Reporter: THE RALLY IN TULSA DID NOT ENFORCE WEARING A MASK AND NOW HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THAT EVENT AND CORRESPONDING PROTESTS LIKELY LED TO THE SURGING CASES ON THE NEXT RALLY THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN SAID THE FACE MASK WILL BE "STRONGLY ENCOURAGED"

OTHER GOP MEMBERS LIKE MITCH McCONNELL, DID CHENEY PUBLICLY SUPPORTING FACE COVERINGS LAMAR ALEXANDER WENT AS FAR AS TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE ROLE OF TRUMP IN ALL OF THIS >> IF YOU ARE PRO-TRUMP YOU DON'T WEAR A MASK AND IF YOU ARE ANTI-TRUMP YOU'RE MORE LIKELY TO WEAR A MASK I HOPE THE PRESIDENT WILL HELP US GET RID OF THIS MASK POLITICS >> Reporter: IT IS BITTER DIVIDE ON MASKS AND THAT HAS LED TO SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES BEYOND THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS THERE IS A LOT OF MISINFORMATION FLOODING SOCIAL MEDIA WITH SOME FALSELY CLAIMING THAT THE MASKS ARE DANGEROUS

A SECURITY GUARD AT A DOLLAR STORE IN MICHIGAN WAS KILLED AFTER TELLING A CUSTOMER TO COVER THEIR FACE SO WHERE DOES IT GO FROM HERE? RECENTLY REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC GOVERNORS ISSUED MANDATORY MASKS ORDER SIDING THE PUBLIC HEALTH OVER POLITICS >> I KNOW THAT WEARING A FACE COVERING IS NOT THE CONVENIENT THING TO DO, BUT I ALSO KNOW THAT WEARING A FACE COVERING WILL HELP US TO KEEP TEXAS OPEN FOR BUSINESS >> Reporter: THE COULD BE MORE OF THESE ORDERS TO COME A RECENT STUDY FROM HEALTH AFFAIRS DOWN THE MASK MANDATE IS ASSOCIATED WITH A LOWER RATE OF COVID-19 WHILE THOSE MESSAGING HAVE BEEN MESSY THE FACTS SUGGEST THAT MASKS COULD HELP SLOW THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS FOR REPUBLICANS, DEMOCRATS AND EVERY AMERICAN IN BETWEEN

>>> PATIENTS THAT THOUGHT THEY RECOVER FROM THE CORONAVIRUS ARE TESTING POSITIVE AGAIN ONLY WEEKS LATER, RAISING QUESTIONS ON WHETHER PEOPLE CAN GET REINFECTED AND HOW LONG TO ANTIBODIES CAN LAST OUR NBC NEWS HEALTH, ERICA, WHAT DID THEY TELL YOU? >> Reporter: FOR WHATEVER REASON THEY WERE TESTED IN MARCH AND HAD TO GET TESTED AGAIN IN SUBSEQUENT MONTHS, APRIL AND MAY ONE WOMAN, FOR EXAMPLE, WAS A NURSE AND HAD A TWO NEGATIVE TESTS BEFORE THEY COULD GO BACK TO WORK AFTER THEY QUARANTINED HER SHE HAD THE NEGATIVE TESTS BUT LATER IN JUNE SHE TESTED POSITIVE AGAIN IT IS REALLY UNCLEAR

IT IS AN ANTIDOTAL REPORT OF THIS HAPPENING EITHER THEY HAVE A FALSE NEGATIVE TEST OR MAYBE THE FIRST VIRUS WAS HIDING SOMEWHERE IN THEIR SYSTEM UNDETECTED THAT IS BEFORE IT REIGNITED AGAIN AND TURNED INTO ANOTHER INFLAMMATORY PROCESS, OR THEY TRULY WERE INFECTED A SECOND TIME THAT WOULD BE SURPRISING IT WAS ASSUMED FOR CERTAIN PERIOD OF TIME PATIENTS THAT HAD COVID WORK DETECTED FROM BUILDING UP TO ANTIBODIES FROM THE VIRUS, ALISON

>> ERICA, DID DOCTORS OR RESEARCHERS HAVE A SENSE ON HOW LONG THE ANTIBODIES CAN LAST AND WHETHER IT IS THE SAME OR IF IT IS BURIED AMONG THE PEOPLE? I FEEL LIKE WE ARE UNSURE WHAT IT MEANS TO HAVE ANTIBODY AND HOW LONG IT COULD POTENTIALLY PROTECT YOU >> Reporter: IT IS A TOUGH QUESTION AND WHERE ONLY SIX MONTHS INTO THE PANDEMIC AND DOCTORS ARE DISCOVERING THE AFFECTS IN REAL TIME HISTORICALLY CORONAVIRUS ANTIBODIES OFFER A LEVEL OF PROTECTION FOR CERTAIN PERIOD OF TIME NOW THERE ARE STUDIES COMING OUT SAYING THAT PEOPLE WITH COVID-19 ANTIBODIES MAY ONLY HAVE THEM FOR 60 OR 90 DAYS AFTER THE INFECTION OF COURSE THAT IS TERRIFYING FOR PEOPLE THAT HAD COVID-19, AND THEY HAVE BEEN SICK AND DON'T WANT TO GET SICK AGAIN SO IT IS VERY FRIGHTENING, ALISON

>> WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THAT IF THE ANTIBODIES DON'T LAST LONGER THAN THAT AND IF PEOPLE CAN GET INFECTED MORE THAN ONCE, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR THE VACCINE, THE CONCEPT OF HERD IMMUNITY IT SEEMS LIKE THIS COULD HAVE A MUCH LARGER IMPACT >> Reporter: RIGHT FOR HERD IMMUNITY YOU WOULD NEED 60% OF THE POPULATION IMMUNE TO A CERTAIN VIRUS BEFORE WOULD OFFER COMMUNITY PROTECTION THAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT YOU CAN THROW THAT CONCEPT OF HERD IMMUNITY OUT THE WINDOW

THE VACCINE IS THE SAME IDEA IF THE PROTECTION CANNOT BE OFFERED IT'S UNCLEAR HOW MUCH OF VACCINE MADE IN THE LAB WOULD PROTECT THE POPULATION THERE'S QUESTIONS ON WHETHER YOU WOULD NEED BOOSTERS TO THE VACCINE AND THEN HOW MANY BOOSTERS, AND WOULD WOULD YOU NEED TO ADMINISTER THEM THERE ARE SO MANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS AND THERE IS A LOT OF PROMISING VACCINE RESEARCH COMING OUT IT IS EARLY, PROMISING BUT SEVERAL MORE MONTHS OR EARLY NEXT YEAR BEFORE WE HAVE THE ANSWERS TO THOSE QUESTIONS

>> WE HAVE SO MUCH TO LEARN ERICA EDWARDS, THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPORTING >> THANK YOU >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >>> IT IS A NEWS MAY FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 A

M EASTERN >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >>> WE HAVE A BREAKING NEWS WE SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE

IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> 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 ACTUALLY ORDERED ? >> I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY COULD TURN THIS AROUND TO BE AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE LEGAL CHANGE >> PEOPLE ARE NOT SEATED SIX FEET FROM ONE ANOTHER FOR THE MOST PART IN ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT TRANSMISSION IN THE ONGOING PROTEST? >>> WHAT IF WORK FROM HOME MEANT FROM WORK FROM BARBADOS QUESTION MARK THE CARIBBEAN ISLAND IS INVITING PEOPLE TO COME AND WORK REMOTELY FOR YEAR IN AN ATTEMPT TO BRING THE TRAVELERS AND THEIR WALLETS BACK

>> Reporter: MILLIONS OF AMERICANS, WORKING FROM HOME IS THE NEW NORMAL BUT THAT IS SOMETHING YOU ARE INTIMATELY FAMILIAR WITH BUT WHAT IF YOU COULD TAKE YOUR HOME OFFICE SET UP AND MOVE IT SOMEWHERE MORE SUNNY AND WITH BEACHES? THAT IS WHAT THE ISLAND OF BARBADOS IS OFFERING THE PRIME MINISTER IS ANNOUNCING A NEW SCHEME TO ALLOW YOU TO ESSENTIALLY RELOCATE TO THE ISLAND, AND TO DO YOUR JOB REMOTELY FROM BARBADOS THIS WILL START NEXT MONTH, THE BARBADOS WELCOME STAFF THE WORK VISA COST BETWEEN $2000 AND $3000 YOU CAN BRING YOUR FAMILY WITH YOU IF YOU WANT

THERE ARE FEW RESTRICTIONS THE BIGGEST ONE IS THAT YOU NEED TO TURN AT LEAST $50,000 A YEAR TO QUALIFY AND TO TEST NEGATIVE FOR COVID-19 OTHERWISE YOU HAVE TO TAKE A TEST AT THE AIRPORT AND QUARANTINE WHILE YOU WAIT ON THE RESULTS BARBADOS HAS MOSTLY BEEN SPARED THE WORST OF THE PANDEMIC WITH ONLY A FEW HUNDRED POSITIVE CASES AND A HANDFUL OF DEATHS THAT HAS BEEN HIT HARD ECONOMICALLY WITH A 30% DECLINE IN THE GDP

THE ECONOMIES REALLY RELIANT ON TOURISM WHICH IS THE BIGGEST REASON THEY WANT TO TRY TO LURE PEOPLE TO THE COUNTRY WE SPOKE WITH THE PRIME MINISTER OF BARBADOS AND SHE DESCRIBES FOR US WHAT THE NEW HOME OFFICE SET UP MIGHT LOOK LIKE HERE'S WHAT SHE SAID >> THERE IS NOTHING LIKE SITTING UP AND FEELING THE SUNSHINE NOTHING LIKE GOING OUT AND YOU CAN DO ALL OF IT RIGHT HERE AND DO THE THINGS YOU ARE DOING IN THE MIDDLE OF NEW YORK

>> Reporter: WE KNOW THAT SEVERAL LARGE US COMPANIES HAVE ANNOUNCED THEY WOULD ALLOW MANY WORKERS TO CONTINUE WORKING FROM HOME EVEN AFTER THE PANDEMIC TWITTER IS AMONG ONE OF THE COMPANIES OF THE MANY DOING THAT ACCORDING TO THE RECENT SURVEY MANY AMERICANS ARE UNABLE TO WORK FROM HOME

IF YOU'RE NOT SITTING IN FRONT OF A COMPUTER IT MAY BE SOMETHING YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DO BUT IF YOU'RE LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE ON YOUR LAPTOP WORKING, BARBADOS MAY BE CALLING >>> CHINA IS THREATENING THE US AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP GOT RID OF THE HONG KONG SPECIAL ECONOMIC STATUS

OUR CORRESPONDENT HAS THE REACTION FROM BEIJING >> Reporter: RELATIONS BETWEEN THE US AND CHINA HAVE BEEN STRAINED AT BEST AND YESTERDAY THEY TOOK A SHARP DOWNWARD TURN WITH THE END OF THE HONG KONG SPECIAL ECONOMIC STATUS WITH THE US

AT THE RAMBLING PRESS CONFERENCE PRESIDENT TRUMP ANNOUNCED HE HAS ISSUED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER TO STRIP HONG KONG OF PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT IT IS HAD FOR YEARS BASICALLY IN EXPORTS FROM THEIR DID NOT GET HIT WITH THE TARIFFS PLACED ON THE GOODS MADE IN CHINA IT'S A BIG DEAL ECONOMICALLY AND SYMBOLICALLY THE US

MADE THE MOVE DUE TO THE NEW NATIONAL SECURITY LAW IN HONG KONG IMPOSED BY THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT IT MAKES IT A CRIME TO SAY CERTAIN SLOGANS OR TO PROTEST FOR INDEPENDENCE PRESIDENT TRUMP ALSO SIGNED LEGISLATION ADOPTED BY CONGRESS BACK IN MAY TO IMPOSE SANCTIONS ON OFFICIALS, BUSINESSES OR INSTITUTIONS THAT HAVE JEOPARDIZED OR UNDERMINED THE HONG KONG ECONOMY IN BEIJING IT WAS NOT TOTALLY UNEXPECTED THERE HAVE BEEN SANCTIONS AND THREATS FLYING BACK AND FORTH FOR WEEKS SO IN A WAY OFFICIALS HERE WERE PREPARED FOR THIS

THE CHINA FOREIGN MINISTRY CALLS IT GROSS INTERFERENCE SAYING IT IS CHINA INTERNAL AFFAIRS THE PRESIDENT IS VOWING RETALIATION BUT THEY HAVE NOT SAID HOW THEY WILL HIT BACK IT COULD BE SANCTIONS ON US OFFICIALS ARE TOUGHER TIMES FOR AMERICAN COMPANIES THAT RELY ON THE CHINA SUPPLY CHAIN

THERE IS A THINK TANK ADVISING CHINESE OFFICIALS >> I THINK THE MOVE WILL HURT THE US IT IS PROBABLY THE STRATEGY OF THE ADMINISTRATION IT IS A MOVE TO BACK CHINA BECAUSE IT IS THE ELECTION SEASON

WHAT CAN WE DO TO HANDLE THE COVID-19 IN THE US? IT IMPROVED IN CHINA AND THAT HAS CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OTHERWISE >> Reporter: IT'S CLEAR THAT THE US

AND CHINA ARE CLASHING OVER A LOT THESE DAY WITH HONG KONG, THE CORONAVIRUS, TRADE, AND PEOPLE ARE USING PHRASES LIKE NEW COLD WAR IT IS NOT APPEAR THAT EITHER SIDE IS GOING TO BACK DOWN >>> WE ARE AT A GRINDING HALT, THAT IS WHAT THE DOCTRINE ARIZONA IS SAYING AND THE HOSPITALS ARE OVER CAPACITY HERE IS MORE FROM THE DOCTOR ON THE FRONT LINE OF THE PANDEMIC , ARE AT A GRINDING HALT, LITERALLY

HIGH UP ON THE WAITING ROOM AND UNFORTUNATELY, THERE ARE NO BEDS AND WE ARE WAITING FOR PEOPLE TO GET DISCHARGED Y, IT IS OVERCAPACITY IN THE ER >> BEDS ARE BECOMING VERY SHORT AND WE HAVE ABOUT 37% OF OUR PATIENTSVE , OF THE INPATIENT POPULATION, THAT ARE COVID POSITIVE WE ARE CURRENTLY IN A POSITION, NOW, THAT WE HAVE TO TRANSFER PATIENTSLYN, TO OTHER HOSPITALS IN AN EFFORT TO KEEP UP WITH THE STEADY INFLUX OF PATIENTS COMING TO THE ED E WE JUST HAD TWO PATIENTS HAVE A DEATH FROM COVID

DESPITE CPR, THEY DIDN'T MAKE IT >> FOR THE MOST PART, MULTIPLE ARE GETTING BETTER, SLOWLY SOME OF THEM REQUIRE MORE AGGRESSIVEOWEM TREATMENT >> THE PATIENTS APPEAR TO BE SICKER AND THE TIME IT TAKES TO IE TREAT THEM AS INCREASINGLY MORE DIFFICULT DISPROPORTIONATE % RATE

% THEY ARE MORE % LIKELY TO GET COVID-19 % EMPLOYER LIKELY % TO DIE, AND MANY % OF THOSE DYING % ARE YOUNG % LATINOS % >>> I AM ALISON % MORRIS % YOU ARE WATCHING >>> I'M ALISON AND YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS LET'S GO TO CORRESPONDENT SAVANAH SELLARS WITH THE LATEST HEADLINES FROM NBCNEWSCOM

HOW ARE YOU DOING? >> Reporter: WE ARE HALFWAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND I'M GOOD LET'S PICK IT UP WITH ONE THING THAT WE'VE ALL GOTTEN REALLY USED TO TALKING BOUT, FACE MASK THE LARGEST RETAILER MAKES THEM MANDATORY WALMART, INCLUDING THE SAM'S CLUB STORES REQUIRE THEM AT THE MORE THAN 5000 LOCATIONS TO TRY TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID- 19 IF YOU SHOW UP WITHOUT ONE OR FOR YOU GET YOURS, THEY WILL HAVE COMPLEMENTARY ONES OR THEY CAN BE PURCHASED IN THE STORE

THEIR JOINING COMPANIES LIKE COSTCO, STARBUCKS AND BEST I AND THE MANDATE GOES INTO EFFECT ON THE 20th >>> HERE IS A REMINDER THAT ANYONE CAN COME DOWN WITH COVID- 19 TODAY, OKLAHOMA GOVERNOR, KEVIN STITT, ANNOUNCED HE TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS >> I FEEL FINE I FELT A LITTLE BIT ACHY YESTERDAY AND I WANT TO USE MY STORY TO REMIND OKLAHOMANS THAT IF YOU AREN'T FEELING WELL, WE WANT YOU TO GET TESTED

I'M GOING TO WORK FROM HOME AND I'M ISOLATING MYSELF >> Reporter: OKLAHOMA REPORTED MORE THAN 1000 NEW COVID-19 CASES OVER THE LAST DAY WITH A RECORD HIGH DESPITE THE RISING NUMBERS, THE GOVERNOR SAID HE WILL NOT REQUIRE FACE MASKS ACROSS THE STATE NOT EVERY GOVERNOR FEELS THAT WAY AND TODAY, THE ALABAMA GOVERNOR, KAY IVEY, ISSUED A STATEWIDE MASK MANDATE CITING AN UPTICK IN CASES >> THE NUMBERS AND THE DATA OVER THE PAST WEEK WERE DEFINITELY TRENDING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION

I WANT EVERYONE, EVERYONE IN OUR STATE, TO PRACTICE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND WEAR A MASK >> Reporter: GOVERNOR IVEY ADDED THAT NEARLY 90% OF THE ALABAMA ICU BEDS WERE FULL EARLIER THIS WEEK AND MAJOR NEWS ON THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD TODAY, HIS FAMILY ANNOUNCED THEY ARE SUING THE CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS AND THE OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE FATAL ARREST THE LAWSUIT ARGUES THAT THE OFFICERS VIOLATED FLOYD'S CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AND THEY WERE NOT PROPERLY TRAINED

>> WAS NOT JUST THE KNEE OF OFFICER DEREK CHAUVIN ON GEORGE FLOYD'S NECK FOR EIGHT MINUTES AND 46 SECONDS, BUT IT WAS THE KNEE OF THE ENTIRE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT ON THE NECK OF GEORGE FLOYD THAT KILLED HIM >> Reporter: FINALLY, VIACOM CBS IS CUTTING TIES WITH NICK CANNON AFTER ANTI-SEMITIC COMMENTS MADE ON HIS PODCAST HE SAID BLACK PEOPLE ARE THE, QUOTE, TRUE HEBREWS AND TALKED ABOUT ANTIEMETIC CONSPIRACY THEORIES AND VIACOM SAID THEY WERE DEEPLY TROUBLED BY IT AND CONDEMNED BIGOTRY CANNON SAID THE MOMENT WAS STOLEN AND HIJACKED TO MAKE AN EXAMPLE OF AN OUTSPOKEN BLACK MAN THAT IS WHERE WE ARE AT ON THIS WEDNESDAY

ALISON? >>> LOT OF NEWS FOR THIS WEDNESDAY AND THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> IF YOU THINK THE CORONAVIRUS IS BAD, NOW, ROBERT REDFIELD SAID WAIT UNTIL IT MIXES WITH THE FLU THIS FALL >> YOU WOULD THINK THE FALL AND WINTER OF 2020 AND 2021, THEY WILL BE PROBABLY THE MOST DIFFICULT TIMES WE'VE EXPERIENCED IN AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH >> NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT, TOM COSTELLO, COVERS THIS FOR US WHAT ELSE DID DR

REDFIELD SAY ABOUT WHY FLU SEASON WOULD MAKE IT DIFFICULT WINTER COMBINING WITH THE CORONAVIRUS? >> Reporter: THE PROBLEM IS YOU HAVE TWO RESPIRATORY DISEASES IN THE CASE OF THE FLU, INFLUENZA A AND B, WE HAVE VACCINES FOR THESE FLUS, NORMALLY THE KEY IS TO GET PEOPLE VACCINATED THAT IS NOT THE SAME THING AS COVID THAT IS A SEPARATE DISEASE AND A VACCINE FOR THE FLU WOULD HAVE NO IMPACT ON PROTECTING YOU FROM COVID

AS COVID IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH THE DEATH TOLL UP UNTIL NOVEMBER, WE EXPECT 200, 240,000 PEOPLE TO DIE BY NOVEMBER, ACCORDING TO THE ESTIMATES YOU ADD IN THE SEASONAL FLU AND LAST SEASON, OCTOBER THROUGH APRIL, WE HAD 24000 TO 60000 PEOPLE DIE AND THAT WAS WITH A NORMAL FLU SEASON WHERE PEOPLE WERE GETTING VACCINATED NOW, ADD THAT TO THE 240,000 EXPECTED TO HAVE ALREADY BEEN KILLED AS A RESULT OF COVID AND YOU HAVE A DEATH TOLL POSSIBLY APPROACHING 300,000 OR SO IT'S ABSOLUTELY STUNNING AND STAGGERING AND THAT IS WHY DOCTORS ARE SAYING, LISTEN, PLEASE GET YOUR FLU VACCINES COME SEPTEMBER AND IN THE FALL IT WON'T PROTECT YOU FROM COVID BUT MAY PROTECT YOU FROM THE FLU

GOD FORBID YOU GET BOTH THE FLU AND COVID PIN YOU CAN GET BOTH AT THE SAME TIME AND THAT MIXTURE COULD BE DEADLY WHEN FLU VACCINES COME OUT IN SEPTEMBER OR OCTOBER, GET THEM IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE >> I ALWAYS WAIT TOO LONG TO GET MY FLU SHOT BUT I WON'T DO IT THIS YEAR WHAT ABOUT THE HOSPITALS? HOW ARE THEY PREPARING FOR THIS? IN TERMS OF HOSPITALIZATION, IT COULD BE A RECIPE FOR DISASTER? >> Reporter: YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT

IN THE HOT ZONES, ALREADY, THE HOSPITALS ARE OVERLOADED WE TALKED TO A DOCTOR IN ORLANDO TODAY AND HE SAID WE ARE CLOSE TO BEING MAXED OUT AT THIS HOSPITAL IF YOU AND IN THE FLU SITUATION THAT WILL HIT US IN LATE FALL, THIS COULD BE A RECIPE FOR DISASTER KEEP IN MIND A COUPLE OF LITTLE ANECDOTES WITH CHANCES ARE THAT IF YOU WORK IN AN OFFICE OR IF YOU WORK FROM HOME, NORMALLY, YOU WOULD GET YOUR FLU VACCINE AT THE OFFICE A LOT OF COMPANIES, NBC INCLUDED, PAYS A COMPANY TO GIVE US ALL FLU SHOTS

IF WE AREN'T IN THE OFFICE, THEY WON'T PROVIDE THEM, PROBABLY WILL YOU GET YOUR CHILD VACCINATED? A LOT OF PEOPLE MAY NOT WILL YOU WANT TO GO TO A DOCTOR'S OFFICE OR CLINIC? SOME PEOPLE AVOID THOSE SITUATIONS COMPLETELY, FEARFUL OF COVID EXPOSURE THE CONCERN IS THAT FEWER AND FEWER WILL GET THAT VACCINE AND THAT REALLY MAKES THEM SUSCEPTIBLE FOR WHAT COULD BE JUST AN ABSOLUTELY HORRENDOUS YEAR BETWEEN THESE TWO RESPIRATORY VIRUSES >> YOU BRING UP A GREAT POINT THAT I HADN'T THOUGHT OF

I CAN'T REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I GOT MY FLU SHOT ANYWHERE BUT WORK I IMAGINE THAT THEY WON'T BE PROVIDING THAT AND DEFINITELY, A LOT TO THINK ABOUT YOU NEED TO GET ONE AND WHERE WILL YOU GO? >> THE BUREAU CHIEF IN YOUR HOME OFFICE WILL NOT PROVIDE YOU A FLU SHOT? YOU NEED TO WORK ON THAT >> NO HE BARKS, BUT THAT IS ALL HE DOES

>> YOU'VE GOT TO GO AND IF YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY WILL COVER YOU, GETTING A FLU SHOT, GO TO YOUR LOCAL PHARMACY AND IF NOT, IT IS WORTH THE $20 OR WHATEVER THE BOTTOM LINE IS IF THERE WAS EVER A YEAR TO TAKE IT SERIOUSLY, IT IS PROBABLY THIS YEAR, COME SEPTEMBER OR OCTOBER >> YEAH REALLY IMPORTANT STUFF AND TOM COSTELLO, THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> CALIFORNIA MAKES IT TOUGHER TO GET A COVID TEST

THE STATE IS TIGHTENING THE GUIDELINES, PRIORITIZING THOSE WHO'VE HAD SYMPTOMS OR WERE TIED TO AN OUTBREAK WE HAVE JOE FRYER TELL US ABOUT THE NEW GUIDELINES >> Reporter: CALIFORNIA, LA

IN PARTICULAR, HAS ALWAYS PRIDED ITSELF TO SAY THAT IN ANYONE WHO WANTS A TEST SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET ONE FOR MANY WEEKS, THAT HAS BEEN THE CASE WITH CALIFORNIA DOING 100,000 TESTS PER DAY DEMAND IS GROWING AND THERE IS A SHORTAGE OF SUPPLIES GOING TOWARD TESTING AND THE LABS ARE SEEING HUGE BACKLOGS WITH IT TAKING LONGER TO GET RESULTS THE STATE NOW HAS NEW GUIDELINES FOR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES ON WHO SHOULD GET TESTED THE FIRST IS TO PRIORITIZE THOSE WHO ARE HOSPITALIZED AND HAVE COME IN CONTACT WITH CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID AND THE SECOND TIER IS PEOPLE WHO HAVE COVID SYMPTOMS AND THOSE WHO WORK IN HIGHER RISK AREAS, PRISONS OR NURSING HOMES OR HOMELESS SHELTERS OR PLACES LIKE THAT AND THE NEXT TEAR DOWN IS ESSENTIAL WORKERS FACING THE PUBLIC LIKE RETAIL WORKERS AND THOSE IN GROCERY STORES AND THEN, ASYMPTOMATIC PEOPLE AFTER THAT

THE GOAL IS TO FOCUS ON OUTBREAKS AND THOSE WHO ARE SICK THAT MIGHT MEAN THAT THOSE WHO DON'T HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS RIGHT NOW WILL HAVE A MUCH HARDER TIME GETTING TESTED >> LOS ANGELES COUNTY JUST REPORTED ITS HIGHEST NUMBER OF COVID CASES IN A SINGLE DAY THE MAYOR SAID THERE COULD BE ANOTHER SHUTDOWN WHERE DOES THAT STAND? >> Reporter: CONSIDER THIS — L

A COUNTY, IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD — MORE THAN 2400 CASES REPORTED FOR THE COUNTY, NOT THE STATE THE MAYOR IS CERTAINLY CONCERNED AND HE HAS TALKED ABOUT THIS COLOR-CODED SYSTEM THAT LA HAS

THEY ARE IN ORANGE BUT IT'S GETTING VERY CLOSE TO READ AND ONCE LA HITS RED, THINGS WILL SHUT DOWN EVEN MORE THAT MEANS HAVING TO STAY AT HOME AND ONLY LEAVING FOR WORK OR FOR ESSENTIAL ITEMS LIKE MARCH AND APRIL AND ALREADY THIS WEEK WE SAW THE CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR SHUTTING DOWN INDOOR DINING AND IN BARS AND A NUMBER OF SALONS AND GYMS IN PLACES LIKE THAT ALL ACROSS THE STATE L

A COUNTY, 2100 HOSPITALIZATIONS, A RECORD AND I SPOKE EARLIER WITH THE COO OF CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL IN LA AND HE SAID THEY ARE SEEING A GRADUAL INCREASE IN PATIENTS AND RIGHT NOW THEY HAVE PLENTY OF HOSPITAL CAPACITY AND THEY ALWAYS HAVE THE ABILITY TO MAKE MORE CAPACITY AND THAT IS A GOOD SIGN >>> LET'S GO TO THE BORDER IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WHERE YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING AT IMPERIAL COUNTY WITH THE HIGHEST INFECTION RATE IN THE STATE

WHAT'S HAPPENING THERE? >> Reporter: WE THINK LA IS THE BIG EPICENTER IN CALIFORNIA BUT THERE IS A SMALLER EPICENTER FOR SEVERAL WEEKS, IMPERIAL COUNTY IN THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THIS STATE IT'S A PLACE THAT EVEN BEFORE THE PANDEMIC HAD HIGH RATES OF POVERTY AND HIGH RATES OF OBESITY AND ASTHMA, BECAUSE OF THE AIR QUALITY NOW, YOU ADD IN THE PANDEMIC

THERE'S ONLY TWO SMALL HOSPITALS AND THEY'VE BEEN OVERRUN WITH PATIENTS 1 OF THEM, EL CENTRO REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, NOW HAS A TENT IN THE PARKING LOT TO HELP DEAL WITH THE OVERFLOW OF PATIENTS WE SPOKE WITH THE CEO >> WE ARE BUSTING AT THE SEAMS WITH BED CAPACITY IF IT DOESN'T SLOW DOWN, WE WILL HIT WHAT WILL BE THE MAXIMUM FOR THE PHYSICAL CAPACITY

IT HAS TO DO WITH STAFFING AND THE BUILDING, ITSELF I CAN TELL YOU THAT WITH MED- SURG, MEDICAL SURGICAL BEDS, WE ARE THERE ALREADY AND IT IS DIFFICULT >> Reporter: THINGS ARE SO BAD THAT SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC, THEY'VE HAD TO TRANSPORT BY HELICOPTER OR TO AIRLIFT MORE THAN 500 PATIENTS OUT OF IMPERIAL COUNTY TO OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE FOR TREATMENT AND THAT'S HOW BAD IT IS, ALISON >> DR REDFIELD AT THE CDC SAID FLU SEASON'S OWN TILLIE GOING TO MAKE THINGS WORSE

WHAT IS ONE OF THE CONCERNS AT EL CENTRO AND HOW ARE THEY PREPARING FOR A POTENTIALLY TOUGH FALL AND WINTER AHEAD? >> Reporter: THAT IS A HUGE WORRY DR EDWARDS, WHO YOU JUST HEARD FROM, SAID HE IS DEEPLY WORRIED AND DOESN'T SEE THE CASES DIPPING DOWN NOW, DEALING WITH CORONAVIRUS AND HE LOOKS AHEAD TO OCTOBER AND FEARS THAT WHEN THE FLU SEASON STARTS, THEY WILL BE INUNDATED EVEN MORE IT'S NOT JUST ENOUGH HOSPITAL BEDS, BUT HE'S WORRIED ABOUT ENOUGH STAFF FOR THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT IT'S HARD ENOUGH TO FIND ENOUGH STAFF FOR WHAT HE IS DEALING WITH AND THERE ARE MORE AND MORE COMMUNITIES DEALING WITH COVID AND IT WILL BE HARD TO PULL IN STAFF FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE OR THE COUNTRY BECAUSE THEY WILL BE DEALING WITH THEIR OWN PROBLEMS WITH CORONAVIRUS OF THINGS DON'T GET UNDER CONTROL IN THE COMING WEEKS AND MONTHS

>> THANK YOU FOR YOUR GREAT REPORTING AND WE GIVE YOUR BACKGROUND A 10 WITH THAT VINTAGE LOOK, SO COOL THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> FLORIDA'S TOPPING 300,000 TOTAL CORONAVIRUS CASES WITH HOSPITALIZATIONS GOING UP AND THE STATE STILL DOES NOT HAVE A MASK MANDATE CORRESPONDENT KERRY SANDERS JOINS ME FROM FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA ALABAMA ISSUED A STATEWIDE MASK ORDER TODAY

WHAT WILL IT TAKE FOR GOVERNOR DESANTIS? IS HE FEELING MORE PRESSURE NOW? >> Reporter: THAT IS A REALLY GOOD QUESTION BUT THE GOVERNOR IS HOLDING STEADFAST WITH HIS FIERCE GOAL OF MAKING SURE DECISIONS ARE MADE LOCALLY AND NOT AT THE STATE LEVEL THAT MEANS THAT COUNTY COMMISSIONS AND CITIES ARE DECIDING FLORIDA HAS 67 COUNTIES ON THE GROUND GOVERNOR HAS BEEN ASKED REPEATEDLY FROM THE MAYORS AND THE COMMISSIONERS, AND ALSO FROM THE PUBLIC, ABOUT SETTING A STANDARD FOR THE STATE IT STILL GOES TO THE LOCAL LEVEL AND AS AN EXAMPLE, INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, TWO HOURS NORTH OF WHERE I AM, DISCUSSED WHETHER THEY SHOULD IMPLEMENT A MASK REQUIREMENT FOR FOLKS WALKING OUTDOORS IN PUBLIC AND THE RESPONSE WAS, FIRST OF ALL, LET'S LISTEN TO THE TESTIMONY THEY HEARD >> THIS IS THE U

S AND I'M NOT WILLING TO GIVE YOU MY FREEDOM AND I'M NOT GOING TO STAND BY SILENTLY WHILE YOU DECIDE WHAT IS BEST FOR MY HEALTH >> I'M RESPECTFUL ABOUT WEARING A MASK IF I GO INTO A PLACE AND I FEEL I SHOULD PUT ONE ON, I DO I DON'T FEEL IT SHOULD BE MANDATED WHERE I COULD BE FINED FOR NOT HAVING ONE BELIEVE ME, I HAVE BEEN TOLD I AM A MURDERER FOR NOT WEARING ONE

>> Reporter: THE INDIAN RIVER COUN COMMISSION HEARD THE DEBATE AND LISTENED AND VOTED FOR NO MANDATORY MASKS THE GOVERNOR MAYBE HEARING PEOPLE ASK HIM WITHIN THE STATE, BUT QUESTIONS FROM OUTSIDE FOR WHY HE IS NOT MAKING A MANDATE RULE ON THIS FOR THE TIME BEING, AND IT LOOKS LIKE HE WON'T CHANGE HIS MIND, HE SAID THE STATE IS VARIED AND HAS DIFFERENT GEOGRAPHIES, TOO MANY DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES AND THEY ARE SO DIFFERENT THAT HE WILL REMAIN AND LET THIS BE A LOCAL DECISION >> SOUTH FLORIDA, AS WE KNOW, ONE OF THE HARDEST HIT PARTS OF THE STATE AND WHAT ARE THE RESTRICTIONS AND THE RULES WHERE YOU ARE? >> Reporter: THE RULES ARE, QUITE FRANKLY, DIFFERENT I'M IN BROWARD COUNTY WHERE THERE ARE CERTAIN RULES AND IN PALM BEACH AND TO THE SOUTH IN DADE COUNTY, WE WILL LOOK AT THEM, THE MOST RESTRICTIVE RULES

IT'S NO INDOOR DINING, NOW SOME CITIES HAVE PUSHED BACK ON THE COUNTY MANDATE TO DO THAT A 10:00 pm CURFEW AND THE GOAL IS TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE ARE NOT GATHERING AT NIGHT

AS YOU GO FROM CITY-TO-CITY AND COUNTY TO COUNTY, THE RULES ARE SO DIFFERENT QUITE FRANKLY, FOR ME, I ALMOST FEEL LIKE I NEED A LEGEND AS I DRIVE AROUND FOR THIS IS A MEGALOPOLIS AND IF YOU ARE GOING FROM CITY-TO- CITY AND COUNTY TO COUNTY, YOU MAY NOT BE SURE WHICH COUNTY OR CITY YOU ARE IN WITH DIFFERENT RULES IN DIFFERENT AREAS, YOU COULD WELL BE IN VIOLATION AND NOT EVEN KNOW IT RIGHT NOW, THERE ARE FINES THAT CAN BE LEVIED AT THIS POINT, IT IS MORE THE STICKS TO THE CARROT AND NOBODY HAS BEEN LEVIED A SERIOUS FINE OR HAD TO PAY THAT FINE IF THEY WERE HANDED A CITATION

AT LEAST SO FAR, ALISON >> LET'S TALK ABOUT CONTACT TRACING PIT WHAT'S GOING ON WITH CONTACT TRACING IN FLORIDA AND HOW IS THE STATE USING IT? >> Reporter: IT'S BASICALLY A FAILURE IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA YOU GO TO GET A TEST AND YOU SIT IN A LINE, MAYBE SIX OR SEVEN HOURS AND MANY PEOPLE LINE UP AS EARLY AS 1:30 IN THE MORNING IN THEIR CARS AND THE LINES OPEN UP AND THEY GET THEIR TEST AFTER THAT, THEY END UP WAITING SEVEN OR EIGHT HOURS PEOPLE HAVE WAITED UP TO 15 DAYS

SOMEBODY GETS TESTED WITH NO RESULTS AND THEY DON'T HAVE SYMPTOMS AND THEN THEY GO ON ABOUT THEIR DAILY LIFE EVEN IF A SOCIAL DISTANCE, THEY ARE IN TOUCH WITH PEOPLE AND THEY SEE FAMILY AND NEIGHBORS AND THEY ARE OUT THERE THE IDEA OF CONTACT TRACING 15 DAYS LATER, ALISON, DO YOU REMEMBER WHO YOU SAW SEVEN DAYS AGO? EVEN IN THIS TINY RESTRICTED WORLD WE LIVE IN, IT'S HARD TO REMEMBER CONTACT TRACING HAS BEEN A FAILURE AND ONE THAT THE GOVERNOR RECOGNIZES AND SAID IF THEY CAN IMPROVE GETTING THE RESULTS BACK FASTER, CONTACT TRACING CAN TAKE ON A MORE SIGNIFICANT ROLE FOR THE MOMENT, PEOPLE ARE INVOLVED IN CONTACT TRACING BUT IT'S NOT WORKING

>> ONE LAST QUESTION THE SUN SENTINEL IN FLORIDA REPORTS THAT NEARLY ONE-THIRD OF CHILDREN TESTED FOR THE CORONAVIRUS ARE TESTING POSITIVE WHAT ARE YOU HEARING ABOUT THIS, ESPECIALLY WITH SCHOOLS POTENTIALLY REOPENING NEXT MONTH? >> Reporter: THIS IS A DISTURBING STORY WHEN YOU LOOK AT STATISTICS — AND I WROTE THEM DOWN TO GET THEM RIGHT — 4514 DEATHS IN THIS STATE AND ONLY 4- PEOPLE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 WHEN YOU HEAR ABOUT ONE-THIRD OF THOSE BEING KIDS HAVING CORONAVIRUS, YOU CAN THINK TO YOURSELF, THEN IT'S REALLY NOT AFFECTING YOUNGER PEOPLE

WE KNOW THAT DOCTORS HAVE TOLD US REPEATEDLY IT CAN HAVE A DRAMATIC EFFECT ON YOUNG PEOPLE, BUT MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, IT DOESN'T IF ONE-THIRD OF KIDS TEST POSITIVE AND THEY GO IN AND OUT OF SCHOOLS, AND YOU WON'T KEEP THEM APART FROM EACH OTHER, NO MATTER HOW MANY TEACHERS TRY, IT WILL SPREAD AMONG THE KIDS AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, THEY WILL COME HOME AND WHO WILL THEY SEE? MOM AND DAD, BROTHERS AND SISTERS, AUNTS AND UNCLES AND POTENTIALLY SPREADING CORONAVIRUS THAT'S PART OF THE QUESTIONS SCHOOL BOARDS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT

CAN THEY OPEN? ONE POINT TO UNDERSCORE, FLORIDA SCHOOLS TYPICALLY OPEN MID-AUGUST IT'S GOING TO BE A LITMUS TEST IN FLORIDA AND FOR THE REST OF THE COUNTRY GENERALLY, THE SCHOOLS OPEN UP AROUND LABOR DAY >> YOU GO BACK BEFORE MOST OF US SO THOSE IN FLORIDA WILL SEE HOW THINGS GO WE HAVE A LOT OF TOPICS AND WILL TALK TO YOU SOON

>>> NEARLY THREE QUARTERS OF THE ICU BEDS IN DALLAS ARE FULL AND ONE NURSE AT PARKLAND HOSPITAL SAID THE PATIENTS IN THOSE BEDS ARE GETTING YOUNGER >> IT'S A CATASTROPHIC DISEASE AND WE SAY ARE SEEING IT MORE WHERE PATIENTS ARE COMING IN SICKER THAN WE SAW ORIGINALLY >> I WILL NEVER FORGET THE FEELING OF WATCHING THE LAST HEARTBEAT ON A 27-YEAR-OLD MAN THAT SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED AND THERE WAS NOTHING WE COULD DO >> CORRESPONDENT MORGAN CHESKY IS IN DALLAS WITH MORE ON THE RECORD CASES AND HOSPITALIZATIONS IN TEXAS

>> Reporter: GOOD AFTERNOON FROM DALLAS THE OUTLOOK IS NOT GOOD, NOT JUST IN THIS CITY, BUT ACROSS THE ENTIRE STATE WITH A KEY NUMBER EXPERTS ARE POINTING TO BEING THE POSITIVITY RATE FOR THE STATE OF TEXAS AND IT TICKED UP FROM 15% TO 16% THAT IS A MEASUREMENT OF HOW THIS VIRUS IS SPREADING AND IT'S NOT RELATED TO THE INCREASED TESTING THAT WE OFTEN HEAR ABOUT FROM LOCAL LEADERS WE'VE SEEN EVERY MAJOR URBAN AREA IN THE STATE BECOME, ESSENTIALLY, A HOT SPOT WE KNOW ONE AREA THAT HAS BEEN HARD-HIT IS SOUTH TEXAS, THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY

I SPOKE TO HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS AT A HOSPITAL IN EDINBURG, TEXAS, 25 MILES NORTH OF THE MEXICAN BORDER THEY HAD CONSTRUCTION CREWS WORKING OVERNIGHT TO BUILD OUT A NEW WING ON THE HOSPITAL TO PUT MORE BEDS IN TO ACCOMMODATE THE PATIENTS THAT HAVE COVID-19 IN SOME CASES, THEY ARE LEFT WAITING OUTSIDE IN AMBULANCES BEFORE STAFF CAN FIND SPACE FOR THEM INSIDE THE HOSPITAL THE SITUATION IS DIRE THAT SAME HOSPITAL RENTED A REFRIGERATION UNIT AS A PRECAUTION IN CASE, UNFORTUNATELY, THE BODIES HAVE TO BE TAKEN SOMEWHERE AND THERE IS NOWHERE TO GO

IN HOUSTON, MAYOR SYLVESTER TURNER SAID HE IS CONSIDERING SHUTTING DOWN THE CITY FOR ANOTHER TWO WEEKS IF THESE NUMBERS CONTINUE TRENDING UP THE WAY THAT WE'VE SEEN OVER THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS THE HOUSTON SCHOOL DISTRICT, WITH ONE QUARTER MILLION STUDENTS, ANNOUNCES PLANS THIS AFTERNOON ON WHAT THEY PLAN TO DO FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR THE BIG THING IS THEY DON'T REALLY KNOW UNTIL THEY SEE THESE NUMBERS COMING OUT IN JULY IN DALLAS, PARKLAND HOSPITAL HAS EXPANDED THE COVID WARD TO FIVE FLOORS AND WE KNOW THAT EXPERTS HERE SAY THAT WHILE THEY ARE CURRENTLY HAVING ENOUGH RESOURCES TO HANDLE THE INFLUX OF PATIENTS, IT COULD GET WORSE BEFORE IT GETS BETTER >>> THE FIRST CORONAVIRUS VACCINE TESTED IN HUMANS APPEARS TO BE BOTH SAFE AND TO TRIGGER AN IMMUNE RESPONSE

MODERNA DEVELOPED IT WITH GOVERNMENT SCIENTISTS AND THE CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER TOLD CNBC THAT ANTIBODIES COULD BE THE KEY TO REDUCE THE COVID- 19 >> TO THE BEST OF OUR KNOWLEDGE, IF YOU'VE BEEN SICK WITH COVID-19, YOU MIGHT NOT GET AS SICK IN THE NEAR TERM FUTURE, BASED ON THE DATA WE GOT TODAY IF WE CAN GET YOUR IMMUNE RESPONSE TO RECOGNIZE THE VIRUS AND IT WILL ALLOW YOUR IMMUNE RESPONSE TO PREVENT REPLICATION, I THINK IT BODES WELL, WE BELIEVE, FOR THE POTENTIAL OF THIS VACCINE TO ULTIMATELY PREVENT COVID- 19 >> DR CLYDE YANCEY JOINS ME FROM THE NORTHWESTERN FEINBERG SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

THE NEXT PHASE OF THE TRIAL STARTS LATER THIS MONTH INCLUDING TESTING 30,000 PEOPLE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE PROGRESS WE ARE SEEING AND WHETHER THIS MOVES US CLOSER TO THE ACTUAL VACCINE? >> IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU, AND LET ME SIMPLY SAY, HOPEFUL OPTIMISM WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR A GLIMMER OF HOPE AND WE COULD SOMEHOW DEVELOP SUFFICIENT IMMUNITY IN THE POPULATION TO STEM THIS NEXT EXPOSURE TO THE CORONAVIRUS THAT SEE IN THE FALL I'M PLEASED WITH THE DATA AND REVIEWED IT PERSONALLY IT IS, IN FACT, PROMISING

WE DON'T YET KNOW IF THE ANTIBODIES WILL TRULY BE EFFECTIVE AND THAT IS THE REASON FOR ADDITIONAL TESTING LET'S HOPE WHAT WE SEE IS THE BEGINNING OF SOMETHING VERY GOOD >> LET'S TALK ABOUT ANTIBODIES WE HAVE SEEN SUMMARY CHURCH STUDIES SHOWING ANTIBODIES MAY NOT LAST AS LONG AS WE HOPED WHAT ARE WE LEARNING ABOUT ANTIBODIES AND THE POSSIBILITY OF POTENTIALLY GETTING THE CORONAVIRUS TWICE? >> WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT ANTIBODY PRODUCTION, IS THAT EVERYONE'S IMMUNE SYSTEM IS BASICALLY A DIFFERENT EXPERIMENT

THERE IS VARIABILITY WITHIN THE IMMUNE SYSTEM AND THERE IS A STOUT ANTIBODY RESPONSE THAT WOULD PROVIDE SOME PROTECTION WE DON'T KNOW HOW LONG AND IT MIGHT CHANGE OVER TIME THERE MIGHT BE INSUFFICIENT ANTIBODY RESPONSE AND IT'S RARE BUT MIGHT EXPOSE A PERSON TO ANOTHER BOAT WE ARE BECOMING SOBERED IN OUR KNOWLEDGE BASE TO UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS NO NORM AND THERE ARE GENERALITIES BUT THE IMMUNE SYSTEM VARIES MUCH AMONG PEOPLE >> A RESEARCHER LOOKED AT A MISSOURI HAIR SALON WHERE TWO HAIRSTYLISTS HAD THE CORONAVIRUS AND THEY SAID THOSE STYLISTS LIKELY PREVENTED TRANSMISSION TO ALL 139 CLIENTS EXPOSED BECAUSE EVERYONE WORE MASKS

WHAT DOES THIS TELL US ABOUT THE EFFECTIVENESS OF MASKS, ESPECIALLY INSIDE AND CLOSE TO OTHER PEOPLE? >> THIS SHOULD BE AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR ALL OF US I WAS SO HEARTBROKEN LISTENING TO THE NEWS THAT YOU'VE ALREADY SHARE THIS AFTERNOON, UNDERSTANDING THE BURDEN OF THIS CONDITION THAT CONTINUES REALIZING THAT A SIMPLE THING OF WEARING MASKS COULD CHANGE A LOT OF US PROFOUNDLY WE'VE SEEN THIS IN HAIRSTYLISTS SIMPLY WEARING THE MASK AND IN ADDITION, WE HAVE PUBLISHED RESEARCH WITHIN THE LAST 24 HOURS DEMONSTRATING, SCIENTIFICALLY, THAT THE MASKS ACTUALLY PREVENT THE TRANSMISSION OF INFECTION I AGREE WITH THE DIRECTOR OF THE CDC, DR

REDFIELD WE SHOULD THINK ABOUT A UNIVERSAL MASKING POLICY I'VE SAID THIS BEFORE IT WON'T LAST VERY LONG BUT WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT, ABRUPT, TO CHANGE THE BURDEN OF THIS DISEASE WE NEED TO WEAR THE MASKS

>> IT SEEMS LIKE SUCH A SIMPLE THING THAT CAN HAVE SUCH A GREAT IMPACT DR YANCEY, WE HAVE A VIEWER QUESTION A VIEWER WANTS TO KNOW HOW SOON AFTER EXPOSURE SOMEONE WOULD TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19? >> IN GENERAL, WE THINK IT TAKES ABOUT FIVE DAYS BEFORE WE START TO SEE THE TESTING BECOME POSITIVE AND IT MAY LAST UP TO 14 DAYS, THUS, THE 14 DAY QUARANTINE IT IS HARD TO KNOW WHERE TIME ZERO IS AND WHERE THE EXPOSURE OCCURRED

YOU MIGHT THINK IT WAS A PARTICULAR EVENT, BUT IT COULD BE BEFORE THAT WE REALLY DO NEED TO HAVE THE AVAILABILITY OF TESTING ON DEMAND SO WE CAN ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS, ABSOLUTELY >> DR YANG SAY, A PLEASURE THANK YOU FOR SEEING US

>> I'M HAPPY TO BE BACK AND I WILL SHARE WITH YOU ONE THING THE MASK, WHERE IT HAVE A GOOD DAY >>> WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS AND YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE PROTECTED >> NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD

LIVE WEEKDAYS AT 6:00 am EASTERN TIME >>> TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE >> YOU CAN RETALIATE WITH LOVE

THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY AND THAT'S ALL I WANTED TO SAY >>> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY >> IT'S NOT ABOUT DONALD TRUMP IT'S ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WHAT NEEDS TO MAKE DONE TO HAVE DALLAS READY FOR THE ELECTION IN NOVEMBER

>> GO DEEPER INSIDE THE STORY >> WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ENACTED? >> HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN THERE >> WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH AND WHO IS LYING EVERY DAY? THAT'S THE STORY AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >>> WE WENT THROUGH SOME SORT OF POST- RACIAL AMERICA AND WE WERE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DID NOT >> I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACTING IN LOVE

WHY DON'T I HAVE PONYTAILS LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? >> YOU CAN BE DIFFERENT BUT YOU SHOULD NOT FEEL LESS THAN THAT'S MY THING >> I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WITH BREAKING NEWS >> WE SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE

>> NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS AT 6:00 am EASTERN TIME >>> A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES

>> IN MEXICO CITY, THE PEOPLE WON'T BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES IF THEY DON'T WORK >> LEARNING FROM WHERE THEY'VE BEEN >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK IN STAGES >> ACROSS ITALY, IT IS BACK TO NORMAL BUT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF

>> A UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED FIRST >> THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THE BRAVE >> GREAT PEOPLE ARE MOVING TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >> WE EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> WHAT NEEDS TO BE FIXED AND WHAT COUNTS AS JUSTICE? DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ORDERED AND ASKED AND WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO IT'S AN ENGINE FOR CURL OF NICKEL CHANGE >> PEOPLE ARE NOT 6 FEET APART, FOR THE MOST PART

>> IN TERMS OF THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION, THESE ARE ONGOING PROTESTS >>> TWO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN KANSAS CITY BROUGHT KIDS BACK THIS WEEK THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION REMAINS HOW DO YOU DO THAT SAFELY? SCHOOL DISTRICTS ACROSS THE NATION ARE TRYING TO FIGURE THAT OUT AND PARENTS IN THE DISTRICT AREN'T SO SURE, EITHER CORRESPONDENT CAL PERRY JOINS US FROM KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, HIS LATEST STOP ON HIS ROAD TRIP ACROSS AMERICA

WHAT ARE SCHOOLS DOING TO KEEP STUDENTS AND STAFF SAFE? >> Reporter: THEY ARE GOING WITHIN THE CDC GUIDELINES WITH 25 PAGES OF NOTES FOR THE PARENTS I MADE A FLASH CARD AND IT STARTS AS THE KIDS GET ON THE BUS, SOCIAL DISTANCING ON THE BUS A FATHER HAD HIS DAUGHTER'S SEPARATING AND THEY SIT IN THE WINDOW SEATS AND THEY HAVE A WELLNESS CHECK INCLUDING TEMPERATURE CHECKS FOR THE CHILDREN THEN THEY ARE MINIMIZING CROWDS, MINIMIZING GROUPS THEY CAN'T PLAY OUTSIDE IN GROUPS BUT THEY DO IT IN SMALL GOLD GROUPS CALLED PODS AND THEY DON'T EAT IN THE CAFETERIA

THEY EAT IN THE CLASSROOM AND THE BIGGEST THING IS THE MASKS MASKS ARE MANDATORY, EVEN IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS TWO ARE OPENING THIS WEEK AND THIS IS THEIR THIRD DAY IN SCHOOL IN TALKING TO THE SUPERINTENDENT AND THE PARENTS, THE MASKS HAVEN'T BEEN BOTHERING THE KIDS AT ALL IT WAS ANNOUNCED ONLINE THAT THE MASKS WERE NOT BOTHERING THE KIDS

IT SEEMS LIKE THE KIDS ARE BEING ADAPTIVE AND PUTTING ON THE MASKS WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS AT ALL >> WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS FOR PARENTS WHO JUST AREN'T COMFORTABLE SENDING KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL YET? >> Reporter: REMOTE LEARNING IS STILL AN OPTION AND WE UNDERSTAND THAT 90% OF THE CHILDREN HAVE RETURNED ABOUT 10% ARE STAYING HOME IN ORDER TO DO THE REMOTE LEARNING, YOU HAVE TO DECLARE YOUR CHOICE BY THE END OF THE MONTH TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THEY HOPE TO GET THE REST UP AND RUNNING BY AUGUST >> YOU'VE BEEN TALKING TO PARENTS FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT

WHAT KIND OF FEEDBACK ARE YOU GETTING AND WHAT ARE THEY SAYING ABOUT SENDING KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL OR NOT SENDING THEM? THIS IS TOUGH SO WHAT ARE THEY SAYING? >> Reporter: IT'S A TOUGH DECISION AND THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT THE DIFFICULTY IN MAKING THE DECISION THERE IS A DOWNSIDE TO REMOTE LEARNING IN-PERSON LEARNING IS MORE VALUABLE BUT THERE IS A RISK COMING TO THE SCHOOL TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT PARENTS HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE DIFFICULTY ON THE DECISIONS AND THE DIFFICULTY OF CHILDREN RETURNING TO SCHOOL >> AND A SCENARIO IS SCARY

FOR US, STAYING AT HOME, WE HAVE MENTAL HEALTH DECLINE IN MY KIDS THAT ARE VERY SOCIAL IT'S SCARY YOU TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION IF THEY WOULD POTENTIALLY BE EXPOSED TO THE PEOPLE AT SCHOOL >> EVERYTHING FROM GETTING ON THE BUS AND NOT GETTING CLOSE TO THE KIDS AND TO BE RESPECTFUL OF HOW MUCH SPACE SHE DIDN'T SIT WITH HER SISTER

THEY SAT IN SEPARATE SEATS AND THEY HAD LUNCH IN THE CLASSROOM THEY HAVE LUNCH IN THE CAFETERIA AND RECESS IS DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT THAN WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE BACK IN MARCH >> Reporter: WITH THE REST OF THE DISTRICT OPENING ON AUGUST 24, THESE SCHOOLS ARE PART OF THAT ROLLING OPTION AND THEY ARE TESTING THINGS OUT AND IT WILL BE INTERESTING THEY WANT TO FREE UP PARENTS TO GO TO WORK AND THEY HOPE IT WILL JUMPSTART THE ECONOMY WITH CASES ON THE RISE AND IN ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, WE WILL SEE IF THEY HIT THOSE MARKERS OPENING ON AUGUST 24

>> A LOT OF CITIES AND STATES ARE FEELING THE SAME WAY THANKS SO MUCH, CAL PERRY GREAT TO SEE YOU >>> JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, IT WILL BE HOME TO THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION NEXT MONTH AND NOW IS ONE OF THREE CITIES WHERE THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS SET UP FREE CORONAVIRUS SURGE TESTING CORRESPONDENT ELLISON BARBER IS OUTSIDE A FEDERAL TESTING SITE IN JACKSONVILLE

WHAT IS SURGE TESTING? WHAT IS GOING ON? >> Reporter: YOU CAN THINK OF IT AS TRYING TO FLOOD THE ZONE OVER A MEDIUM SIZED TIME PERIOD YOU HAVE THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DECIDING TO SET UP WHAT THEY CALLED SURGE TESTING SITES IN THREE CITIES IN THREE STATES THEY STARTED THEM ABOUT A WEEK AND A HALF AGO THERE ARE SOME IN TEXAS AND SOME IN LOUISIANA AND HERE IN FLORIDA, IN JACKSONVILLE THEY SAID IN EACH CITY THE GOAL IS TO DO 5000 COVEN TESTS PER DAY, PER CITY AND TO HAVE THESE SITES UP AND RUNNING SOMEWHERE BETWEEN FIVE OR SEVEN DAYS, UP TO, POTENTIAL, 12 DAYS

THE GOAL IS THAT THEY HOPE THE DATA THAT THEY GET, PARTICULARLY WITH POSSIBLY UNCOVERING ASYMPTOMATIC AND UNDETECTED COVID CASES CAN GIVE LOCAL OFFICIALS AND LEADERS INFORMATION THEY NEED TO TRY TO, POTENTIALLY, FLATTEN THE CURVE THEY WERE LOOKING FOR MIDSIZED CITIES WHERE THEY HAD A RISE IN COVID CASES BUT WEREN'T NECESSARILY THE WORST OF THE WORST AND WHERE THEY LAUNCHED THEIR SURGE TESTING SITE ON JULY 7 AND JULY 8th WE ARE IN FLORIDA AND TEXAS AND LOUISIANA >> LET'S TALK ABOUT THE CONVENTION MORE REPUBLICANS ARE SAYING THEY WILL SKIP IT IN AUGUST BECAUSE OF CORONAVIRUS

HOW TO THE JACKSONVILLE RESIDENTS FEEL ABOUT HAVING IT THERE? >> Reporter: IT'S INTERESTING THE MAYOR OF JACKSONVILLE WAS ASKED ABOUT IT AND THE ALLEGATIONS WERE SUGGESTIONS THAT MAY BE JACKSONVILLE GOT SELECTED ON THE FEDERAL LEVEL FOR THIS TEST SITE BECAUSE THE CONVENTION WOULD HAPPEN HERE AND THE CLAIMS THAT THE ADMINISTRATION HAS DENIED THEM IN THE PAST AND IT SAID THEY HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CONVENTION THE MAYOR OF JACKSONVILLE SAID THEY ARE LOOKING AT THIS AS A WEEK-BY- WEEK THING AND SAID THE CONVENTION IS WEEKS AWAY AND THEY WILL LOOK AT THE NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS, AS WELL AS THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES THEY HAVE HERE THE RESIDENTS ARE TORN SOME SAY IT'S A GOOD THING AND THE ECONOMY, OBVIOUSLY, LIKE EVERYWHERE, HAS BEEN STRUGGLING

THEY THINK THIS WILL BRING IN SOME BUSINESS AND OTHERS SAY, AS THE CASES GO UP, IT'S NOT A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE THE CONVENTION HERE LISTEN IN >> I DON'T KNOW HOW THEY WILL DO IT BUT I DON'T THINK IT'S GOOD TO CONGREGATE IN ANY KIND OF WAY AT ALL RIGHT NOW OBVIOUSLY, FLORIDA IS HITTING RECORDS LEFT AND RIGHT FOR COVID CASES, UNFORTUNATELY >> I'M VERY EXCITED

IT'S GOOD FOR BUSINESS AND I OWN A LITTLE BUSINESS AND IT'S GOOD TO BRING PEOPLE IN TO THE CITY AND GOOD FOR BUSINESS >> I THINK IT'S GREAT FOR JACKSONVILLE THE PRESS COVERAGE THAT JACKSONVILLE HAS BEEN GETTING, THAT THEY CAN HANDLE AN EVENT LIKE THIS WILL BE GREAT >> WE KNOW FROM REPORTING BY SOME OF THE COLLEAGUES AT NBC, THAT THE RNC IS TALKING ABOUT THE IDEA OF MOVING SOME CONVENTION ACTIVITIES AND THE ENTIRE CONVENTION TO OUTDOOR VENUES POLITICAL ADVISERS SAT DOWN WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP TO TALK ABOUT POTENTIALLY HOLDING SOME CONVENTION EVENTS OUTSIDE OF PLACES LIKE A BASEBALL FIELD OR FOOTBALL ARENA OR OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATER

>> FORGIVE THE PUN BUT IT SEEMS LIKE THE CONVENTIONAL WISDOM IS TAKING OUTSIDE WOULD BE A BETTER IDEA ELLISON BARBER IN JACKSONVILLE, THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> DR ANTHONY FAUCI SAID THE WHITE HOUSE EFFORTS TO DISCREDIT HIM ARE, QUOTE, BIZARRE TRADE ADVISER PETER NAVARRO WROTE AN OP-ED IN USA TODAY SAYING DR

FAUCI HAS BEEN WRONG ABOUT EVERYTHING I'VE INTERACTED WITH HIM ON SENIOR WHITE HOUSE REPORTER, SHANNON, JOINS ME RIGHT NOW WHAT DOES THE WHITE HOUSE SAY? >> Reporter: THE WHITE HOUSE HAS TRIED TO DISTANCE THEMSELVES FROM ALL OF THIS WITH THE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR AND WHAT CAME OUT THEY SAID THIS WAS NOT APPROVED BY THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE PRESIDENT AND THAT THEY HAVE A GOOD WORKING RELATIONSHIP PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP WAS ASKED ABOUT THIS A FEW HOURS AGO AND LISTEN TO WHAT HE HAD TO SAY

>> WELL, HE MADE A STATEMENT REPRESENTING HIMSELF HE SHOULDN'T BE DOING THAT I HAVE A VERY GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH ANTHONY >> Reporter: YOU HINTED A LITTLE BIT THAT DR FAUCI CALLED NAVARRO ESSENTIALLY AN ISLAND TO HIMSELF

HE SAID IT WAS VERY BIZARRE AND NOT HELPING THE WHITE HOUSE FAUCI SAID THIS WAS SOMETHING HE HAD NOT EXPECTED AND OUR REPORTING INDICATES, AND MY COLLEAGUE TALK TO A WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL, AND THEY SAID THIS WENT AGAINST A CLEAR DIRECTIVE BY THE WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF, MARK MEADOWS WHO HAS TRYING TO BINDI ESCALATING THE TENSION BETWEEN THE WHITE HOUSE AND FAUCI AND THIS WAS A VIOLATION OF THAT >> PRESIDENT TRUMP'S IN GEORGIA AND TALKING ABOUT INFRASTRUCTURE IN THIS IS A STATE HE WON BACK IN 2016 POLLS SUGGEST JOE BIDEN COULD BE COMPETITIVE THERE HOW IS THAT AFFECTING THE CAMPAIGN AND STRATEGIES IN GEORGIA? >> IT MEANS A LOT MORE STATES HAVE TO PUT TIME AND EFFORT INTO THIS, AND THEY HOPED THEY WOULDN'T HAVE TO A YEAR AGO

NOT ONLY GEORGIA, BUT ARIZONA AND FLORIDA, WHICH ARE VERY MUCH IN PLAY AND THE WHITE HOUSE IS LOOKING MORE LIKE THEY ARE FOCUSING ON TRADITIONALLY RED STATES BUT IN GEORGIA OR ARIZONA OR IN TEXAS, THERE ARE FOCUSING MORE TIME AND ENERGY AND RESOURCES IN THE STATES OF PENNSYLVANIA, MICHIGAN AND WISCONSIN, PLACES WHERE REPUBLICANS HAVE STRUGGLED TO WIN IN THE PAST WITH A THINNER MARGIN IN 2016 THE PRESIDENT IS TRAVELING TO GEORGIA TODAY BUT IT IS NOT A CAMPAIGN STOP IT'S A PRESIDENTIAL VISIT AS WE'VE SEEN WITH A NUMBER OF THESE PRESIDENTIAL VISITS, LATELY, MANY TIMES THEY APPEAR AS A CAMPAIGN EVENT >> YES

SHANNON, IT IS TAX DAY AND LET ME ASK YOU A TAX QUESTION WE UNDERSTAND THE PRESIDENT WILL FIGHT IN NEW YORK GRAND JURY SUBPOENA FOR HIS FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS WHAT DO HIS LAWYERS SAY ABOUT THAT TODAY? >> Reporter: THEY ARE CONTINUING TO FIGHT THIS THEIR FIRST ARGUMENT AGAINST RELEASING THE TAXES WAS THAT A SITTING PRESIDENT COULD NOT BE INDICTED AND THIS, OF COURSE, GOES BACK TO THE INVESTIGATION IN NEW YORK CITY AROUND PAYMENTS TO STORMY DANIELS, THE ALLEGED HUSH MONEY PAYMENTS AROUND AN AFFAIR THAT SHE CLAIMS TO HAVE HAD WITH THE PRESIDENT THE ARGUMENT NOW IS THAT YOU CAN'T INDICT A SITTING PRESIDENT, BUT THAT THIS SUBPOENA IS TOO BROAD AND IT'S JUST HARASSMENT AND THAT THE INFORMATION BEING REQUESTED HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE MATTER AT HAND, OR CERTAINLY IS TOO BROAD

IT IS IN A MORE NARROW FASHION THAT IS WHAT THE PRESIDENT'S TEAM IS HOPING FOR >> SHANNON PETTYPIECE, THANKS SO MUCH >>> PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HAS A NEW MESSAGE FOR AMERICANS, WEAR A MASK >> WOULD YOU URGE AMERICANS TO WEAR MASKS? >> IF IT'S NECESSARY, I WOULD URGE THEM TO WEAR A MASK AND I WOULD SAY TO FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES

>> A FEW WEEKS AGO, TRUMP TOLD THE WALL STREET JOURNAL THAT SOME AMERICANS WHERE MAY MASKS TO SHOW THE DISAPPROVAL OF HIM HOW DID THEY BECOME SO POLITICAL? CORRESPONDENT DASHA BURNS EXPLAINS >> Reporter: WE'VE HEARD THE WORDS AGAIN AND AGAIN >> WEAR A MASK >> WEARING A MASK IS A GOOD IDEA

>> AND AGAIN >> WEAR A MASK, PERIOD >> OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS, COUNTLESS MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS AND GOVERNMENT LEADERS HAVE REPEATED THIS PHRASE TO HOPED TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID- 19 BUT NOT EVERYONE HAS BEEN ONBOARD >> WHEN YOU MAYOR WEAR A MASK, YOU WILL FURTHER THE AGENDA CONDEMNING ALL OF US AND IT KEEPS US LIVING IN A STATE OF PERIL >> I WILL NOT TOLERATE PUTTING A MUZZLE ON MY MOUTH TO KEEP ME FROM SPEAKING TO PEOPLE

>> HOW DID MASKS BECOME A POLITICAL CONTROVERSY? SOME BLAME THE MIXED MESSAGING AT THE START OF THE PANDEMIC WHEN THE GOVERNMENT ADVISED AGAINST FACE COVERINGS >> THE AVERAGE AMERICAN DOES NOT NEED TO GO OUT AND BUY A MASK >> THE SURGEON GENERAL EVEN PLEADED FOR AMERICANS TO STOP BUYING MASKS IN FEBRUARY >> Reporter: DOCTORS FOLLOWED SUITS BASED ON THE AVAILABLE EVIDENCE AT THE TIME >> YOU SHOULD NOT BUY A FACE MASK

IF YOU ARE HEALTHY AND WALKING ABOUT, THERE'S REALLY NO NEED TO BE WEARING A MASK >> Reporter: IN APRIL, THE CDC UPDATED THEIR GUIDANCE TO ENCOURAGE MACS, BELIEVING IT COULD PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS, PARTICULARLY WITH THOSE THAT HAVE NO SYMPTOMS SO THE CONFUSION FOLLOWED AND DR FAUCI ORIGINALLY EXPLAINED THE CHANGE >> PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING THE N95 MASK AND THE SURGICAL MASKS WERE IN VERY SHORT SUPPLY

WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PEOPLE, THE HEALTH CARE WORKERS, WE DID NOT WANT THEM TO BE WITHOUT THE EQUIPMENT THAT THEY NEEDED >> Reporter: NOW, THERE IS EMERGING EVIDENCE THAT MASKS ARE HELPFUL AND FOR EXAMPLE, A RECENT ANALYSIS AND THE LANCET LOOKED AT 172 STUDIES EXAMINE COVID-19, SARS AND MERS MASKS OFFERED SIGNIFICANT PROTECTION AGAINST VIRAL TRANSMISSION DESPITE THIS RESEARCH, FACE COVERINGS ARE INCREASINGLY PARTISAN WITH BOTH SUGGESTING THAT DEMOCRATS FAVOR MASKS MORE THAN REPUBLICANS THAT BEING SAID, OFFICIAL WHITE HOUSE GUIDANCE RECOMMENDS MASKS

IT TOOK MONTHS FOR PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP TO WEAR WHEN IN PUBLIC BEFORE THAT, HE DOWNPLAYED THE IMPORTANCE >> I WON'T BE DOING IT, PERSONALLY IT'S A RECOMMENDATION CAN YOU TAKE THAT OFF, I CANNOT HEAR YOU

>> YOU WANT TO BE POLITICALLY CORRECT, GO AHEAD >> Reporter: THE INDOOR RALLY IN TULSA DIDN'T ENFORCE MASKS AND NOW, LOCAL OFFICIALS SAY THAT AN EVENT AND THE CORRESPONDING PROTESTS LIKELY LED TO A SURGE IN CASES FOR THE NEXT RALLY, THE CAMPAIGN SAID FACE MASKS WILL BE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED MEANWHILE, OTHER GOP MEMBERS LIKE MITCH McCONNELL, MARCO RUBIO AND DICK CHENEY HAVE PUBLICLY SUPPORTED FACE COVERINGS REPUBLICAN SENATOR LAMAR ALEXANDER WENT AS FAR AS ACKNOWLEDGING TRUMP'S ROLE IN THIS

>> YOU DON'T WEAR A MASK AND IF YOU ARE ANTI- TRUMP, YOU ARE MORE LIKELY TO WEAR A MASK I HOPE THE PRESIDENT WILL HELP US GET RID OF THIS MASK POLITICS >> Reporter: THERE IS A BITTER DIVIDE ON MASKS THAT LEAD TO SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES BEYOND THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS THERE'S A LOT OF MISINFORMATION FLOODING SOCIAL MEDIA SOME ARE FALSELY CLAIMING MASKS ARE DANGEROUS

A SECURITY GUARD AT A DOLLAR STORE IN MICHIGAN WAS KILLED AFTER TELLING A CUSTOMER TO COVER THEIR FACE WHERE DOES IT GO FROM HERE? RECENTLY, BOTH REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC GOVERNORS HAVE ISSUED MANDATORY MASK ORDERS CITING PUBLIC HEALTH OVER POLITICS >> I KNOW WEARING A FACE COVERING IS NOT CONVENIENT BUT, I ALSO KNOW THAT WEARING A FACE COVERING WILL HELP US TO KEEP TEXAS OPEN FOR BUSINESS >> Reporter: THERE COULD BE MORE OF THESE ORDERS TO COME

A RECENT STUDY FORMED THAT MASK MANDATES ARE ASSOCIATED WITH LOWER RATES OF COVID-19 AND ALTHOUGH THE MESSAGING HAS BEEN MESSY, THE FACTS SUGGEST MASKS COULD HELP SLOW THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS FOR REPUBLICANS, DEMOCRATS AND EVERY AMERICAN IN BETWEEN >>> PATIENTS WHO THOUGHT THEY HAD RECOVERED FROM THE CORONAVIRUS ARE TESTING POSITIVE AGAIN, JUST WEEKS LATER IT RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER PEOPLE CAN GET REINFECTED AND HOW LONG THE ANTIBODIES LAST WE HAVE HEALTH AND MEDICAL REPORTER, ERICA EDWARDS SHE SPOKE TO SOME OF THOSE PATIENTS

WHAT DID THEY TELL YOU AND WHAT ARE DOCTORS SAYING? >> Reporter: THESE ARE PATIENTS DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19 BACK IN MARCH AND FOR WHATEVER REASON, HAD TO BE TESTED AGAIN AND SUBSEQUENT MONTHS IN APRIL OR MAY ONE WOMAN IS A NURSE AND HAD TO HAVE TWO NEGATIVE TESTS BEFORE SHE COULD GO BACK TO WORK SHE HAD THE NEGATIVE TESTS AND THEN LATER ON IN JUNE, TESTED POSITIVE AGAIN IT'S NOT CLEAR WHAT IS HAPPENING AND THE ANECDOTAL REPORTS, THEY HAD A FALSE NEGATIVE TEST AND MAYBE THE VIRUS, THAT FIRST VIRUS WAS HIDING SOMEWHERE IN YOUR SYSTEM ON DETECTED

THEN, IT WOULD REIGNITE AND TURN INTO ANOTHER INFLAMMATORY PROCESS OR THEY TRULY WERE INFECTED A SECOND TIME THAT'S SURPRISING BECAUSE IT WAS ASSUMED THAT AT LEAST FOR A CERTAIN PERIOD OF TIME, PATIENTS WHO HAD COVERT WERE PROTECTED WITH ANTIBODIES >> TO DOCTORS AND RESEARCHERS HAVE A SENSE OF HOW LONG ANTIBODIES CAN LAST AND WHETHER IT IS THE SAME OR VARIES AMONG PEOPLE? I FEEL LIKE WE ARE SO UNSURE OF WHAT IT MEANS, THE ANTIBODIES AND HOW LONG THAT COULD POTENTIALLY PROTECT YOU >> Reporter: IT'S A TOUGH QUESTION BECAUSE WE ARE ONLY SIX MONTHS INTO THIS PANDEMIC AND DOCTORS ARE DISCOVERING HOW THE VIRUS ACTS IN REAL TIME AND LEARNING AS THEY GO HISTORICALLY, ANTIBODIES DO OFFER A LEVEL OF PROTECTION FOR A CERTAIN PERIOD OF TIME

THAT DOESN'T WANE AND THERE ARE NO STUDIES SAYING THAT PEOPLE WITH COVID-19 ANTIBODIES MAY ONLY HAVE THEM FOR 60 TO 90 DAYS AFTER INFECTION AND THAT IS TERRIFYING FOR PEOPLE THAT HAVE HAD COVID-19 AND THEY HAVE BEEN SICK AND DON'T WANT TO GET SICK AGAIN IT'S QUITE FRIGHTENING, ALISON >> WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THAT, IF THE ANTIBODIES DON'T LAST LONGER THAN THAT AND OF PEOPLE CAN GET INFECTED MORE THAN ONCE, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR VACCINES AND FOR THE CONCEPT OF HERD IMMUNITY? IT SEEMS LIKE IT WILL HAVE A MUCH LARGER IMPACT >> Reporter: FOR HERD IMMUNITY, YOU WOULD NEED ABOUT 60% OF THE POPULATION IMMUNE TO THE CERTAIN VIRUS BEFORE IT WOULD OFFER THAT OVERALL COMMUNITY PROTECTION WE ARE TALKING ABOUT YOU COULD STIR UP THE CONCEPT OF HERD IMMUNITY AND IT COULD GO OUT THE WINDOW

VACCINES ARE SORT OF THE SAME IDEA IF NATURAL INFECTION CAN'T OFFER LASTING PROTECTION, IT'S NOT CLEAR HOW LONG THE VACCINES MADE IN THE LAB WOULD OFFER PROTECTION TO THE POPULATION THERE ARE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER YOU WOULD NEED BOOSTERS TO THE VACCINE AND HOW MANY AND WHEN YOU WOULD NEED TO ADMINISTER THEM? SO MANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS THERE IS PROMISING VACCINE RESEARCH COMING OUT IT'S EARLY AND PROMISING BUT IT WILL BE SEVERAL MORE MONTHS OR EVEN EARLY NEXT YEAR BEFORE WE HAVE THE ANSWERS TO THOSE QUESTIONS

>> WE STILL HAVE SO MUCH TO LEARN ERICA EDWARDS, THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPORTING >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE'VE GOT BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO BE PROTECTED

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>> IN MEXICO CITY, IF THEY DON'T WORK, THEY CAN FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> LEARNING FROM WHERE THEY'VE BEEN >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BEING A STUDENT >> IN STAGES >> YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL BUT IT DOESN'T LOOK THE SAME AS BEFORE

>>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR, ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES THE UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED FIRST >> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FAINT OF HEART IT BELONGS TO THE GREAT

>> THE GREAT PEOPLE ARE MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >> WE CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE? >> DO HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THEY'VE ORDERED? >> IT CAN BE TURNED AROUND FOR AGGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE >> PEOPLE ARE NOT 6 FEET APART ARE YOU WORRIED THIS MAY DOVETAIL? PROTEST? WHAT IF WORK FROM HOME MEANT WORK FROM BARBADOS? THE CARIBBEAN ISLAND INVITES PEOPLE TO COME THERE AND WORK REMOTELY IN AN EFFORT TO BRING TRAVELERS AND THEIR WALLETS BACK

>> Reporter: FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS, WORKING FROM HOME IS THE NEW NORMAL AND THAT IS SOMETHING YOU ARE INTIMATELY FAMILIAR WITH, AS WELL WHAT IF YOU COULD TAKE THE HOME OFFICE SET UP AND MOVE IT SOMEWHERE SUNNIER AND MORE WITH A BEACH? THAT IS THE ISLAND OF BARBADOS AND THE PRIME MINISTER IS ANNOUNCING A NEW SCHEME THAT WOULD ESSENTIALLY ALLOW YOU TO RELOCATE TO THE ISLAND TO DO YOUR JOB REMOTELY FROM BARBADOS THIS WOULD START NEXT MONTH AND IT'S CALLED THE BARBADOS WELCOME STAFF THE WORK VISA COSTS BETWEEN $2000 AND $3000 AND YOU CAN BRING YOUR FAMILY WITH YOU, IF YOU WANT YOU HAVE TO EARN AT LEAST $15,000 PER YEAR TO QUALIFY AND YOU NEED TO HAVE TESTED NEGATIVE FOR COVID-19 OR YOU HAVE TO TAKE A TEST AT THE AIRPORT AND QUARANTINE WHILE YOU WAIT FOR YOUR RESULTS

BARBADOS HAS MOSTLY BEEN SPARED THE WORST OF THE PANDEMIC IT HAS REALLY BEEN HIT HARD ECONOMICALLY 30% OF A DECLINE IN GDP AND THE ECONOMY IS RELIANT UPON TOURISM AND THAT IS THE BIGGEST REASON TO LURE PEOPLE THE BARBADOS PRIME MINISTER DESCRIBED ABOUT THE NEW HOME OFFICE SET UP HERE'S WHAT SHE SAID

>> THERE IS NOTHING LIKE WAKING UP AND SEEING THE SUNSHINE AND NOTHING LIKE WORKING HERE YOU CAN DO THIS WHILE STILL DOING THE THINGS YOU LOVE TO DO >> Reporter: SEVERAL LARGE, US COMPANIES HAVE ANNOUNCED THEY WILL ALLOW MANY OF THEIR WORKERS TO CONTINUE WORKING FROM HOME EVEN AFTER THE PANDEMIC

TWITTER AND FACEBOOK ARE AMONG THE MANY COMPANIES THAT HAVE SAID THAT A BIT OF A REALITY CHECK WAS ABOUT THREE QUARTERS OF AMERICANS, ACCORDING TO A SURVEY, ARE NOT ABLE TO WORK FROM HOME IF YOU ARE NOT SITTING IN FRONT OF A COMPUTER, IT'S PROBABLY NOT SOMETHING YOU CAN DO YOU SHOULD STILL BE HAVING YOUR CELL PHONE WORKING WELL AND BARBADOS MIGHT BE CALLING >>> CHINA IS NOW THREATENING THE U

S AFTER PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP GOT RID OF HONG KONG'S SPECIAL ECONOMIC STATUS CORRESPONDENT TREND 20 HAS REACTION FROM BEIJING >> Reporter: RELATIONS BETWEEN THE US

AND CHINA HAVE BEEN STRAINED, AT BEST YESTERDAY, THEY TOOK A SHARP DOWNWARD TURN WITH THE END OF THE HONG KONG SPECIAL ECONOMIC STATUS WITH THE US, AT A RAMBLING PRESS CONFERENCE, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP ANNOUNCED HE HAS ISSUED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER TO STRIP HONG KONG OF PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT IT HAS HAD FOR YEARS

BASICALLY, ANY EXPORTS FROM THEIR DIDN'T GET HIT WITH THE SORT OF TARIFFS PLACED ON GOODS MADE IN CHINA IT'S A BIG DEAL, ECONOMICALLY AND SYMBOLICALLY THE US MADE THE MOVE BECAUSE OF THE NEW NATIONAL SECURITY LAW IN HONG KONG IMPOSED BY THE CHINA GOVERNMENT

IT MAKES IT A CRIME TO HAVE CERTAIN SLOGANS OR TO PROTEST FOR INDEPENDENCE PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SIGN LEGISLATION ADOPTED BY CONGRESS IN MAY TO IMPOSE SANCTIONS ON OFFICIALS OR BUSINESSES OR INSTITUTIONS THAT HAVE JEOPARDIZED OR UNDERMINED THE HONG KONG ECONOMY THERE ARE SANCTIONS AND THREATS FLYING BACK-AND-FORTH IN A WAY, OFFICIALS HERE WERE PREPARED FOR THIS CHINA'S FOREIGN MINISTRY CALLED IT GROSS INTERFERENCE IN CHINA'S INTERNAL AFFAIRS

THE GOVERNMENT IS VOWING RETALIATION, BUT NOT SAYING HOW THEY WILL HIT BACK THERE MAY BE SANCTIONS ON US OFFICIALS OR TOUGHER TIMES FOR AMERICAN COMPANIES RELYING ON THE CHINA SUPPLY CHAIN U

S IT THE IMPLEMENTATION AND IT IS THE ELECTION SEASON WHAT CAN WE DO TO HANDLE THE COVID-19 DISASTER IN THE US?? LET'S GIVE IT ATTENTION OTHERWISE

>> Reporter: IT'S SAFE TO SAY THE US AND CHINA ARE CLASHING OVER A LOT THESE DAYS HONG KONG, CORONAVIRUS, TRADEE PEOPLE ARE USING PHRASES LIKE THE NEW COLD WAR AND IT DOES NOT APPEAR THAT EITHER SIDE WILL BACK DOWN

>>> I AM ALISON MORRIS YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE HAVE SAVANNAH SELLERS WITH THE % LATEST NEWS FROM NBC NEWSCOM WE ARE MOVING ALONG INTO THE WEEKEND AND THAT FEELS GOOD

>> Reporter: I WAS JUST THINKING WHEN WE GET THROUGH THIS THE NEXT TIME I YOU WILL BE ON THURSDAY, ONE DAY BEFORE FRIDAY >> WE ARE GETTING THERE >> EXACTLY >> Reporter: ALISON, LET'S GET STARTED WITH FLORIDA S WITH SOME EXPERTS CALL THE NEW EPICENTER OF THE CORONAVIRUS AFTER THE STATE PASSED A STAGGERING 300,000 CASES TODAY SOME DOCTORS ARE WORRYING ABOUT RUNNING OUT OF THE ICU BEDS

0 %% LORD IS NOT THE ONLY STATE WITH A SURGE IN CASES A IT IS HAPPENING ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND WITH THE CASES ARISING SO IS TENSION AROUND SCHOOLS REOPENING SOME HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE RISK BUT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ISHOO PUSHING THE SCHOOLS TO WELCOME THE STUDENTS BACK TO SCHOOL IN THE E FALL BUT MITCH McCONNELL WANTS TO SEE THE RELIEF PACKAGE TO HELP SCHOOLS WA% REOPEN >> THERE IS AN INTEREST IN THE BILL AND I WILL UNFOLD ON EDUCATION

I KNOW WILL BE TIMELY FO WE NEED TO FIND A WAY TO SAY TO GET BACK TO WORK AND I FEEL LIKE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL HAVE PLAYED A FINANCIAL ROAD TO HELP MAKE THAT POSSIBLERO >> Reporter: WHILE THE SCHOOLS MAY REOPEN IN THE FALL SOME COMPANIES ARE STAYING HOMEBOUND FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR AMAZON ANNOUNCE THEY WILL LET THEIR EMPLOYEES WORK FROM HOME UNTIL JANUARY EE8, 2021 21 GOOGLE AND FACEBOOK ALSO SAID THEY WOULD NOT ASK EMPLOYEES TO COME BACK UNTIL NEXT YEAR

>>> LAST WEEK WE TOLD YOU UN ABOUT THE BACKLASH OF GOYA FOODS AFTER THE CEO PRAISED TRUMP SAYING WE WERE TRULY BLESSED TO HAVE YI THEM AS A LEADER PRESIDENT TRUMP SEEMED TO UNDERMINE THE BACKLASH POSTING A PHOTO ON INSTAGRAM GIVING THE THUMBS UP WITH SEVERAL OF THE PRODUCTS AND TWEETED THAT THE F COMPANY IS DOING GREAT'S DAUGHTER IVANKA TRUMP ALSO POSTED A PHOTO WITH A CAN OF BEANS, SPARKING FRESH CALLS FOR LATINO CONSUMERS TO BOYCOTT THE BRAND AND OTHER POSSIBLE VIOLATIONS >>> SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURGST HAS BEEN DISCHARGED FROM THE HOSPITAL AFTER BEING ADMITTED YESTERDAY FOR POSSIBLE % INFECTION AND AND TO SCOPIC SURGERY BUT NOW SHE IS HOME AND DOING WELL OM >>> WE ARE EVER CLOSER TO THURSDAY

>>> THE CORONAVIRUS CASES DOUBLED OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS IN STARK COUNTY, TEXAS, HOME TO THE LARGE , LATINO POPULATION, LAAND THE ONLY HOSPITAL IN A 50 MILE RADIUS DOCTORS AND NURSES SAID THEY ARE AT FULL D EY CAPACITY BUT THAT THE PATIENT COMING% >> WE ARE A SMALL RURAL HOSPITAL WEEKS AGO WE ONLY HAD TWO OR THREE PATIENTS, COVID PATIENTS THE NEXT WEEK WE STARTED SEEING VERY BIG NUMBERS OF COVID ADMISSIONS RIGHT NOW WE ARE AT FULL CAPACITY

WE HAVE TO MOVE CRITICAL PATIENTS BECAUSE THERE'S NO PLACE TO CARRY THEM OUT TO A HIGHER LEVEL CARE HI FACILITY , >> WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN DO BUT RESOURCES ARE LIMITED >>> NBC NEWS REPORTER PRISCILLA THOMPSON JOINS ME FROM RIO GRANDE CITY, TEXAS PRISCILLA, RURAL HOSPITALS DO NOT HAVE THE RESOURCES TO CARE FOR ALL OF THESE PATIENTS WHAT ARE THE HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATORS TELLING YOU ABOUT THE STRUGGLES THEY ARE HAVING WITH THE THINGS THAT THEY NEED? >> Reporter: THAT IS WHAT WE ARE HEARING

THEY NEED MORE RESOURCES WE HAVE LEARNED IN THE LAST FEW HOURS THAT SOME OF THE RESOURCES ARE ON THE WAY THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE WILL SEND ONE OF THE 85 MEMBER UNIT MEDICAL TASK FORCE TO THE AREA TO HELP ALLEVIATE SOME STRESS ON THE HOSPITAL STAFF IN THIS REGION THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IS ALSO SEEING ADDITIONAL RESOURCES HERE AS THE SURGE IS EXPERIENCED IN THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY THEY WILL SEND MEDICAL STAFF AND LOOKING AT GETTING A HOLD OF HOTEL ROOMS WHERE PATIENTS RECOVERING FROM COVID CAN GO IN ORDER TO FREE UP SOME HOSPITAL BEDS

THOSE RESOURCES WILL GO A LONG WAY, PARTICULARLY IN A PLACE LIKE STARK COUNTY WITH OVER 65,000 PEOPLE HERE THEY ONLY HAVE ONE HOSPITAL IN A 50 MILE RADIUS AND THAT HOSPITAL ONLY HAS 48 BEDS, AND NO INTENSIVE CARE UNITS THEY ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF SOME RESOURCES THE COUNTY HEALTH AUTHORITY TELLS ME THE BIGGEST THING THEY NEED RIGHT NOW OUR STAFF AND OXYGEN A LOT OF THESE PATIENTS, SOME OF THEM THEY WOULD LIKE TO BE ABLE TO SEND HOME BUT THEY WANT TO SEND THEM HOME WITH AN OXYGEN TANK

THE PROBLEM IS THEY ARE HAVING TROUBLE GETTING THEIR HANDS ON THE OXYGEN TANKS THAT MEANS PATIENTS ARE STAYING IN THE HOSPITAL, FILLING A BED THAT COULD BE USED BY SOMEONE WITH MORE SEVERE SYMPTOMS THOSE ARE SOME OF THE ISSUES THEY ARE GRAPPLING WITH THERE HOPEFULLY THE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES ON THE WAY CAN HELP PROVIDE RELIEF, ALISON >> PRISCILLA, YOU SPOKE WITH THE MAYOR AND WHAT DOES HE TELL YOU ABOUT HOW THE CITY IS HANDLING THE CORONAVIRUS? >> Reporter: THE MAYOR POINTED OUT TO ME WHEN I SPOKE WITH HIM THAT THIS IS A CITY THAT EARLY ON IMPLEMENTED A NUMBER OF RESTRICTIONS TO HELP TO CONTAIN THE CORONAVIRUS

THEY WERE ONE OF THE FIRST TO ASK THE BUSINESSES TO SHUT DOWN AND EVEN IMPLEMENT A CURFEW SO THAT THE FOLKS WOULD NOT BE OUT AS MUCH GATHERING IN LARGE GROUPS THOSE RESTRICTIONS HAD AN IMPACT HERE THEY ACTUALLY HAD A THREE-WEEK STRETCH WHEN WE WERE SEEING THE CASES TAKE OFF IN OTHER AREAS BUT THE CITY ACTUALLY HAD NO CASES BUT WHEN THE GOVERNOR SORT OF GUIDED THE LOCAL ORDINANCES AND ALLOWED THE ECONOMY AND THE ENTIRE STATE TO REOPEN THE CASES HERE BEGAN TO PICK UP VERY QUICKLY IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS THE NUMBER OF CASES HERE HAS MORE THAN DOUBLED, NOW TOPPING OVER 1000

THAT IS SOME OF THE CONCERN HERE OFFICIALS SAY THAT DID NOT HAVE TO HAPPEN TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT THE MAYOR SAID >> THE SITUATION IS REALLY BAD WE ARE A SMALL, ROW HOSPITAL

WEEKS AGO WE ONLY HAD TWO OR THREE PATIENTS, COVID PATIENTS RIGHT AFTER THAT WE STARTED SEEING VERY BIG NUMBERS OF COVID PATIENTS >> Reporter: YOU HEARD FROM ONE OF THE MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS IN THE HOSPITAL ABOUT THE UPTICK THEY ARE SEEING LET'S GO BACK TO WHAT THE MAYOR TOLD ME, WHICH IS BASICALLY THAT THE CITY HAD THE OUTBREAK UNDER CONTROL UNTIL THE GOVERNOR STEPPED IN AND ESSENTIALLY TIED THEIR HANDS IN TERMS OF WHAT THEY COULD DO THIS IS A PREDOMINANTLY LATINO COMMUNITY, ALMOST ENTIRELY LATINO

WE KNOW ABOUT THE DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACT THE VIRUS IS HAVING ON THE BLACK AND BROWN COMMUNITIES IT IS ALSO ONE OF THE POOREST COUNTIES IN THE COUNTRY WITH A HIGH NUMBER OF PEOPLE UNINSURED I ASKED THE MAYOR DO YOU THINK THAT THE GOVERNOR WAS THINKING ABOUT COMMUNITIES LIKE THIS WHENEVER HE DECIDED TO REOPEN THE ECONOMY HERE IN TOTAL THE MAYOR TOLD ME THAT HE IS NOT SURE THE GOVERNOR WAS THINKING ABOUT COMMUNITIES LIKE THIS, BUT WANTS TO FOCUS ON WHAT CAN BE DONE MOVING FORWARD HE IS NOW AMONG THE MAYORS IN THE STATE CALLING FOR THE GOVERNOR TO GIVE THEM THE POWER TO DECIDE HOW BEST TO PROTECT THEIR COMMUNITIES AND CONTAIN THE VIRUS THEMSELVES

WEATHER LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER SHUTDOWN FOR SOME CITIES ARE NOT MANY FOLKS FEEL LIKE IT SHOULD BE IN THE HANDS OF THE LOCAL OFFICIALS, ALISON >> WHAT A TOUGH SITUATION, PRISCILLA THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR REPORTING >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS IN GEORGIA THIS AFTERNOON TALKING TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE THE CORONAVIRUS CASES IN THAT STATE ARE REACHING A NEW HEIGHT

BLAYNE ALEXANDER JOINS ME NOW FROM ATLANTA AND THE PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED AND INFRASTRUCTURE APPROVAL PROCESS AND ROAD PROJECT AND WHY DID HE DECIDE TO MAKE THE ANNOUNCEMENT THERE IN ATLANTA ? >> Reporter: FOR COUPLE OF REASONS, ALISON HE WAS ON THE GROUND ATLANTA FOR LESS THAN ONE HOUR, 15 MINUTES AND LANDED AT THE UPS FACILITY BEHIND ME WHICH IS PART OF THE AIRPORT HE LANDED NOT FAR FROM WHERE I'M STANDING RIGHT NOW AND TOOK THE MOTORCADE OVER TO HERE, WALKING TO GIVE A SPEECH, BACK ON AIR FORCE ONE AND BACK HOME IN ONE HOUR, 15 MINUTES HE WAS TALKING ABOUT MIXING AND MAKING CHANGES TO POLICY, SPECIFICALLY SPOTLIGHTING ONE TAKEN PLACE IN ATLANTA HE IS TALKING ABOUT A POPULAR MAJOR HIGHWAY IN THE ATLANTA AREA

THAT'S WHAT HE TALKED ABOUT IN HIS SPEECH BUT THERE WERE ALSO CERTAINLY POLITICAL UNDERTONES IN HIS VISIT TODAY, SPECIFICALLY COMING HERE TO GEORGIA GEORGIA IS LOOKING AHEAD TO NOVEMBER AND LARGELY CONSIDERED TO BE A BATTLEGROUND STATE IN FACT THE RECENT POLLS SHOW PRESIDENT TRUMP VIRTUALLY IN A VERY STRONG DEAD HEAT WITH THE PRESUMPTIVE NOMINEE JOE BIDEN COMING HERE CERTAINLY WOULD NOT HURT HIM IN ANY WAY POLITICALLY THE OTHER THING IS THAT WE KNOW THERE'S NOT ONLY ONE BUT TWO SENATE SEATS UP FOR GRABS IN NOVEMBER AND BOTH ARE REPUBLICAN, FACING REELECTION BID

THERE IS NO REASON HE WOULD NOT WANT TO COME HERE POLITICALLY HE WAS MET ON THE TARMAC BY THE GEORGIA GOVERNOR AND A NUMBER OF OTHER POLITICAL ALLIES, ALISON >> PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS IN ATLANTA BACK IN MARCH VISITING THE CDC EARLY ON IN THE PANDEMIC THAT SEEMS LIKE A VERY LONG TIME AGO WHAT DID HE SAY ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS DURING THIS VISIT? >> Reporter: HE SPOKE ABOUT IT BRIEFLY

HERE IS A LITTLE BIT OF WHAT HE HAD TO SAY TAKE A LOOK >> LET ME START BY EXPRESSING MY GRATITUDE TO EVERY DRIVER, WORKER AND EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTED TO THE GREAT SUCCESS , AND CONTINUES TO DELIVER FOR AMERICA THROUGHOUT OUR BATTLE AGAINST THE CHINA VIRUS IT GOES BY MANY DIFFERENT NAMES, 21 THAT I CAN FIGURE WE MAY BE ABLE TO USE A DIFFERENT ONE EVERY TIME WE HIT IT BUT WHATEVER IT IS IT IS A TERRIBLE THING

IT COULD'VE BEEN STOPPED AND SHOULD'VE BEEN STOPPED WHERE IT STARTED, IN CHINA >> Reporter: YOU HEARD THEM TALKING ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS, USING AN OFFENSIVE WAY TO DESCRIBE IT SPEAKING VERY BRIEFLY ABOUT THAT TODAY I NOTED TWO THINGS ABOUT HIS VISIT TODAY YOU MENTIONED LAST TIME HE WAS IN ATLANTA WAS THE BEGINNING OF MARCH WHEN HE WAS VISITING THE CDC IT IS WORTH NOTING THAT TODAY'S VISIT COINCIDES WITH THE NEWS THAT THE CDC IS NO LONGER HANDLING THE DATA OR NO LONGER IN CHARGE OF THE DATA WHEN IT COMES TO THE CORONAVIRUS

HOSPITALS HAVE BEEN TOLD TO BYPASS THE CDC AND SEND THAT STRAIGHT TO WASHINGTON THE OTHER THING WORTH NOTING IS THAT GOVERNOR BRIAN KEMP HAS ISSUED A NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS, HAVING EXTENDED A STATE OF EMERGENCY A SPECIFIC STEP IS SET TO EXPIRE TONIGHT AT MIDNIGHT WHICH HAS TO DO WITH RESTRICTIONS AROUND WHICH BUSINESSES, WHAT THEY MUST DO WHEN OPERATING LIKE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND THINGS LIKE THAT ALESSI AMENDS THE MORE EXTENSIVE THEY ARE SET TO EXPIRE LATE TONIGHT, ALISON >> ONE LAST QUESTION ON THE CORONAVIRUS, WHAT IS THE SITUATION AT THE HOSPITAL TESTING

WE KNOW THAT GEORGIA IS HAVING A ROUGH TIME RIGHT NOW >> Reporter: THE NUMBERS ARE GOING UP WHEN IT COMES TO NEW CASES NUMBERS JUST CAME OUT TODAY, 3871 NEW CASES, 450 MORE THAN YESTERDAY WITH AN INCREASE OF 37 DEATHS THE NUMBERS ARE ABSOLUTELY MOVING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION IN ADDITION TO THE ADDITIONAL CASES THE NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE GOING UP AND THERE IS A REAL LAG IN TESTING

I WAS SPEAKING WITH AN OFFICIAL AT THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT THE SAID THEY SEE A DELAY AND BACK LOG IT COMES TO THE TEST RESULTS BECAUSE THEY'RE SO BACKED UP WHEN IT COMES TO THAT AGAIN, NUMBERS ARE NOT MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION I WILL REMIND YOU AND EVERYBODY ELSE THAT GEORGIA WAS THE FIRST RESTATE TO REOPEN WITH ONE OF THE MOST AGGRESSIVE REOPENING PLANT IN THE COUNTRY AT THE TIME PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS CRITICAL I ASKED THE GOVERNOR WHAT DATE ARE YOU SPECIFICALLY USING TO INFORM YOU IT IS SAFE TO REOPEN AT THIS POINT AND HE DID NOT GIVE ME AN ANSWER

>> THANK YOU, BLAYNE ALEXANDER ALWAYS ASKING THE TOUGH QUESTIONS THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> DR ANTHONY FAUCI SAID HE IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE EVEN IF THE WHITE HOUSE TRIES TO DISCREDIT HIM

HERE'S WHAT HE TOLD THE ATLANTIC >> YOU ARE THE GOVERNMENT TOP HEALTH ADVISOR AND THE WHITE HOUSE ADVISORS ARE TRYING TO DISCREDIT YOU HOW YOU WORK LIKE THAT? >> IT IS A BIT BIZARRE AND I HAVE TO TELL YOU I DON'T FULLY UNDERSTAND IT I THINK WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE LIST THAT CAME OUT, I THINK IF YOU SIT DOWN AND TALK WITH THE PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THAT, THEY ARE REALLY, I THINK, TAKEN ABACK BY THE BIG MISTAKE IT WAS IF YOU TALK WITH REESE COMPLETE LINDA WHITE HOUSE, THEY WILL REALIZED IT WAS A MAJOR MISTAKE ON THEIR PART BECAUSE IT DOES NOT DO ANYTHING BUT REFLECT POORLY ON THEM

I DON'T THINK THAT WAS THEIR INTENTION I DON'T KNOW I CANNOT FIGURE OUT IN MY WILDEST DREAMS WHY THEY WOULD WANT TO DO THAT >>> OUR NBC NEWS WHITE HOUSE REPORTER SHANNON PETTYPIECE JOINS ME NOW THE WHITE HOUSE TRADE ADVISOR PETER NAVARRO ATTACKING DR

FAUCI IN THE OP- ED AND WHAT IS THE WHITE HOUSE THING ABOUT THAT, AND DOES HE HAVE THEIR BACKING? >> Reporter: THE WHITE HOUSE QUICKLY TRIED TO DISTANCE HIMSELF FROM THE OP-ED WITH NO MORROW SAYING HE DID NOT GO THROUGH THE STANDARD APPROVAL PROCESS OF THE WHITE HOUSE COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE THE WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL TOLD MY COLLEAGUE JEFF BENNETT THAT THE ADMINISTRATION WAS TRYING TO DE- ESCALATE TENSION WITH DR FAUCI AND THEY TOLD THE STAFF TO LOWER THE TEMPERATURE ON THE PERCEIVED ATTACKS, AND THE APPEARANCE OF THE TENSION BETWEEN THE WHITE HOUSE AND DR FAUCI ALSO WITH PANIC AND GOING TO THE PROCESS, AND IT'S UNCLEAR HE KNEW ABOUT THE OP-ED BEFORE

BUT CERTAINLY THE IMMEDIATE STAFF DID NOT KNOW ABOUT IT THE WHITE HOUSE IS TRYING TO DO CLEANUP ALONG THE WAY TODAY TO AGAIN NOT HAVE SUCH A BIG GAP BETWEEN THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE TOP DOCTOR IN THE COUNTRY >> WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT HIS DAY-TO-DAY ROLE THERE QUESTION MARK >> Reporter: HE WAS AT A TASK FORCE MEETING TODAY HE IS STILL IN CHARGE OF THE DIVISION OF THE NIH, ESSENTIALLY TASKED WITH COMING UP WITH A VACCINE THE RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PRESIDENT HAS CHANGED A LOT AND HE DOES NOT TALK WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP REGULARLY LIKE HE USED TO AT ONE POINT WHEN THEY HAD DAILY BRIEFINGS WITH FAUCI AND OTHER EXPERTS TALKING WITH THE PRESIDENT ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE BRIEFING LATER

THOSE DAYS ARE DONE AND PART IS BECAUSE THE TASK FORCE IS NOT MEETING REGULARLY AS THEY USED TO, AND ALSO BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF HAS STEP BACK, AND IS NOT INVOLVED REALLY AS MUCH IN THE DAY-TO-DAY RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS THAT HAS BEEN HEADED OFF TO THE VICE PRESIDENT AND NOW TO THE HEALTH OFFICIALS >>> TURNING THE ELECTION THE NBC WALL STREET JOURNAL NATIONAL POLL SHOWS JOE BIDEN WITH AN 11 POINT LEAD OVER PRESIDENT TRUMP YOU REPORTED THE LATEST STRATEGY OF THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN IS TO POINT OUT MENTAL FITNESS AND WHY ARE THEY GOING THAT ROUTE? >> Reporter: THEY VIEW THAT AS A FOUNDATION FOR OTHER TAX IN SOME ADVISORS WARNED THE CAMPAIGN AGAINST KNOCKING AND APPEARING TO BELITTLE SOMEONE BECAUSE OF THEIR AGE, THAT IS NOT A GREAT APPROACH

IT COULD TURN OFF SENIORS AND BACKFIRE ON YOU IN A NUMBER OF WAYS IT IS PRESIDENT TRUMP THAT HAS SPECIFICALLY ASKED THE CAMPAIGN TO CONTINUE DOWN THIS PATH AND TO RAMP UP THE ATTACK AROUND THE JOE BIDEN MENTAL FITNESS THEY THINK THAT IF THEY CAN GET THE MESSAGE OUT THERE, EVEN SUBLIMINALLY IN THE BACK OF THE VOTERS' MIND IT WILL BE A WAY TO HAVE VOTERS PAUSE WHEN THEY THINK ABOUT VOTING FOR BIDEN IN NOVEMBER OR IT COULD HELP AND OFF OTHER ARGUMENTS THEY ARE TRYING TO MAKE ABOUT HOW BIDEN IS A PUPPET AND TOOL OF THE LEFT THAT HE IS UNWITTINGLY BECOMING PART OF THAT LIBERAL CAMPAIGN THEY ARE TAKING THE FITNESS AND ACUMEN AS PART OF THEIR STRATEGY

>> WE WILL SEE HOW THE STRATEGY GOES, SHANNON PETTYPIECE, THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> ARE YOU IMMUNE TO THE CORONAVIRUS ONCE YOU HAVE HAD IT? NEW EVIDENCE THAT PROTECTIVE ANTIBODIES CAN FADE AFTER A FEW MONTHS NBC NEWS SPOKE WITH TWO WOMEN THAT TESTED POSITIVE MORE THAN ONCE SINCE MARCH NBC NEWS MEDICAL CONTRIBUTOR DR ROY JOINS ME NOW AND WHAT ARE YOU LEARNING ABOUT PEOPLE GETTING REINFECTED WITH THE CORONAVIRUS AND WHAT DO WE KNOW NOW? >> Reporter: WHAT WE ARE LEARNING IS THAT HAVING THE INFECTION DOES NOT NECESSARILY MEAN IMMUNITY OR NOR WILL IT PREVENT REINFECTION

WITH THAT SAID WE NEED TO GET MUCH MORE DATA TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE REINFECTION STATUS IS THERE IS A BRITISH STUDY SHOWING THAT THE ANTIBODIES PEAK ABOUT THREE WEEKS AFTER INFECTION BUT THEN THEY WANE OR GO DOWN 50 TO 90 DAYS THIS IS A PROBLEM WHEN YOU THINK OF HERD IMMUNITY YOU NEED TO HAVE A LASTING ANTIBODY IMMUNITY IN ORDER TO DEVELOP WIDESPREAD IMMUNITY TO AND INFECTION >> YOU ARE IN NEW YORK CITY AND THE CITY HAS BEEN ON THE REBOUND AFTER GETTING HIT SO HARD EARLY ON

IS THERE CONCERN THAT PEOPLE FORGET REINFECTED AS THE CITY REOPENS ? >> Reporter: THAT IS A GREAT QUESTION AND THAT IS A LEGITIMATE CONCERN RIGHT NOW WE SEE PEOPLE THAT MAY IMPACT THE GETTING REINFECTED BUT AGAIN, WE ARE NOT SURE SOME CASES WHERE WE SEE THE POTENTIAL REINFECTION COULD BE BECAUSE MAYBE THE EARLIER TESTS WERE FALSE- NEGATIVE AND THEY WERE ALWAYS STILL POSITIVE WE DON'T REALLY KNOW IT IS NOT ACCURATE TO SAY REINFECTION IS NOT POSSIBLE

IF THAT IS THE CASE AND IF REINFECTION IS IN FACT POSSIBLE LIKE WE THINK IT IS, WE REALLY HAVE TO PUT A HOLD ON ANY THINKING OF REOPENING BUSINESSES, AND MOST CERTAINLY THE SCHOOLS WE HAVE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CHILDREN, THEIR INFECTION ABILITY AND TRANSMISSIBILITY OF THE VIRUS, ALISON >>> BIOTECH HAS A VACCINE SUPPOSEDLY ON THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE AND THEY SPOKE EARLIER ABOUT THE TIMELINE >> ALL OF THE INFORMATION ON DISINFECTING AND DEVELOPMENT LEADS US TO BELIEVE IT IS POSSIBLE TO DEVELOP A VACCINE AGAINST THIS VIRUS AND ONE OR MORE OF THESE MANUFACTURERS IS LIKELY TO BE AFFECTED THE MASK AND VACCINE WOULD LIKELY BE AN EARLY EVENT IN 2021

IT COULD BE UNDER THE EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION BUT I THINK WE WILL GET A VACCINE TO COVID >> DR ROY EVEN IF THE VACCINE IS READY EARLY NEXT YEAR HOW DO YOU CONVINCE PEOPLE THAT A NEWLY DEVELOPED VACCINE, DEVELOPED PRETTY QUICKLY, IS SAFE? >> THAT IS THE MILLION-DOLLAR QUESTION , >> I ENCOURAGE ALL OF MY PATIENTS, FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO GET VACCINATED FOR THE OTHER VILLAGES FOR WHICH WE HAVE A LOT OF DATA ON THE DISEASE AND THE VACCINE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS, SPECIFICALLY COVID-19, ALISON, AS YOU KNOW, WE ARE LITERALLY LEARNING SOMETHING EVERY DAY

AS THE DOCTOR WAS JUST SAYING IT IS UNPRECEDENTED FOR US TO DEVELOP A VACCINE THIS QUICKLY AGAIN, BEFORE THEY MASS- PRODUCE AND DELIVER IT DIRECTLY TO THE PATIENTS THEY WOULD HAVE TO REALLY TEST FOR SAFETY BEFORE THEY MAKE IT AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC ON A LARGE SCALE I MEAN I WOULD LIKE TO SAY IT IS SAFE BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW EFFECTIVE IT WOULD BE IN TERMS OF LONG- TERM IMMUNITY ONLY TIME WILL TELL FOR THAT, ALISON >> DR

ROY, WE HAVE OF YOUR QUESTION ABOUT BLOOD TYPE THERE WAS EVIDENCE EARLY IN THE PANDEMIC THAT THE BLOOD TYPE COULD BE A CORONAVIRUS RISK FACTOR WHAT HAVE THE RECENT STUDIES ON THE BLOOD TYPE SHOWN? >> IS BEEN VERY INTERESTING IT IS AN INTERESTING CORRELATION THE STUDY OUT OF WUHAN, CHINA SHOWED A CORRELATION OR INCREASED RISK OF COVID INFECTION AMONG PEOPLE WITH TYPE A BLOOD

BUT PEOPLE WITH TYPE O BLOOD HAVE A LOWER RISK OF GETTING THE INFECTION PEOPLE WITH TYPE A BLOOD NOT ONLY HAVE AN INCREASED RISK OF INFECTION BUT DEATH ASSOCIATED WITH THAT WE NEED A LOT MORE INFORMATION BECAUSE WE ARE NOT ENTIRELY SURE OF THE CORRELATION AGAIN, THAT IS CORRELATION AND NOT CAUSATION THAT WE THINK THAT JEAN RELATED TO THE BLOOD TYPE IS THE SAME GENE RELATED TO THE FUNCTION AND IMMUNITY IT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE TYPE A BLOOD DOES NOT MEAN YOU WILL NECESSARILY GET AFFECTED

CONVERSELY, JUST BECAUSE YOU HAVE TYPE O BLOOD DOES NOT MEAN YOU'RE TOTALLY IN THE CLEAR AND WILL NEVER GET INFECTED BECAUSE WE HAVE SEEN BOTH HAPPENED PEOPLE WITH TYPE A BLOOD GETTING INFECTED AND PEOPLE WITH TYPE O BLOOD GETTING AFFECTED YOU STILL HAVE TO WEAR THE MASK, AND YOU HAVE TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING, ALISON >> DR ROY WE HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE VIRUS

THANK YOU FOR HELPING US TO GET A LITTLE BIT SMARTER AND TO UNDERSTAND IT JUST A LITTLE BIT BETTER THANK YOU >> ANYTIME, ALISON THANK YOU >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

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>> WE SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE >>> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 A YELM EASTERN >>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS A GLOBAL FIGHT >> IF PEOPLE ARE NOT ABLE TO WORK THEY ARE UNABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES

>>> THE GOVERNMENT BRING STUDENTS BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEK IN STAGES >> SO YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY'S BACK TO NORMAL BUT IT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >> WE ARE THE UNITED STATES, THE UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED PURPOSE

>>> 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? >> DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ACTUALLY ORDERED? >> I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY COULD TURN THIS AROUND SO THAT IT IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE CLINICAL CHANGE >>> PEOPLE ARE NOT SEATED SIX FEET FROM ONE ANOTHER FOR THE MOST PART AND ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT TRANSMISSION? >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP LAWYERS SAID THEY WILL KEEP FIGHTING THE NEW GRAND JURY SUBPOENA FOR HIS TAXES AND WILL FILE THEIR LEGAL OBJECTIONS BEFORE THE END OF THE MONTH NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT PETE WILLIAMS JOINS ME FROM WASHINGTON DC AND WHAT ARE THE PRESIDENT'S ATTORNEYS PLANNING ON DOING ? >> Reporter: THEY SAID LAST WEEK THEY HAVE SEVERAL AVENUES OPEN TO THEM

THEY ARE LIKELY TO CLAIM THAT THE SUBPOENA SHOULD BE QUASHED FOR ALL OF THOSE REASONS THEY ARE LIKELY TO SAY THAT THE SUBPOENA IS TOO BROAD, MOTIVATED BY DESIRE TO HARASS THE PRESIDENT AND MEANT TO MANIPULATE HIS POLICY DECISIONS OR RETALIATE AGAINST HIM IT WOULD IMPEDE HIS ABILITY TO CARRY OUT HIS DUTIES AND THEY ALSO SAY THEY WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT EXACTLY WHAT THE GRAND JURY IS INVESTIGATING SO THEY CAN EVALUATE WHETHER THE GRAND JURY REALLY NEEDS EVERYTHING IT IS ASKING FOR >> PETE, WHAT REACTION ARE WE GETTING OUT OF THE MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY SIDE TODAY? >> Reporter: HE SAID THAT THE PRESIDENT REALLY HAS NO MORE AUTHORITY TO CHALLENGE THE SUBPOENA THAN ANYBODY ELSE WOULD, THAT HE COULD OPPOSE IT ONLY ON THE SAME GROUNDS THAT ANYBODY WOULD AND CANNOT SAY HE IS ENTITLED TO SPECIAL CONSIDERATION BECAUSE HE IS THE PRESIDENT THE MANHATTAN DA VANCE SAID THAT LAST WEEK

AS FOR THE POTENTIAL CLAIMS THE JUDGE IN NEW YORK, THE FEDERAL JUDGE WERE THE CASE GOES BACK HAS ALREADY RULED THERE WAS NO BAD FAITH OR ATTEMPT TO HARASS THE PRESIDENT AND THAT COMPLYING WITH THE SUBPOENA WOULD NOT SUBSTANTIALLY IMPAIR THE PRESIDENT ABILITY TO CARRY OUT HIS DUTIES AND THEY SAY IT IS NONE OF THEIR BUSINESS WHAT THE GRAND JURY IS LOOKING INTO, THAT IT WOULD BE HIGHLY IRREGULAR OR INAPPROPRIATE FOR THEM TO ASK EXACTLY WHY THE GRAND JURY WANTS THIS >> WHERE EXACTLY DOES THIS CASE GO FROM HERE AND WHAT IS NEXT? DO WE WAIT OBJECTIONS FROM THE PRESIDENT'S ATTORNEYS? >> Reporter: HE GOES RIGHT BACK WHERE YOU STARTED INTO THE FEDERAL COURT WHERE IT HAPPENED THE JUDGE WILL HAVE A HEARING TOMORROW ON THE PROPOSED BRIEFING SCHEDULED AND WE WILL HEAR WHAT BOTH SIDES OF COME UP WITH THE PRESENT IS FILING HIS INITIAL OBJECTIONS BY JULY 27

THE FINAL COURT DOCUMENTS WILL BE FILED BY MID AUGUST SO THINGS COULD MOVE ALONG FAIRLY QUICKLY I WOULD GUESS THE JUDGE WOULD APPROVE THE SCHEDULE >> PETE, ONE LAST QUESTION FOR YOU WE KNOW THAT SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG WAS HOSPITALIZED WITH AN INFECTION AND HOW IS SHE DOING TODAY? >> Reporter: THEY SAID SHE WAS HOME NOW AND DOING WELL SHE WAS IN THE HOSPITAL IN BALTIMORE FOR TREATMENT OF A POTENTIAL INFECTION

THEY DID A PROCEDURE TO CLEAR A BILE DUCT STENT IMPLANTED LAST YEAR THEY SAY IT MAY HAVE BEEN THE SOURCE OF THE INFECTION SHE WAS ONLY IN THE HOSPITAL ONE NIGHT SHE IS BACK HOME NOW THEY SAY SHE IS DOING WELL

>> GREAT TO HEAR, PETE WILLIAMS, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> Reporter: YOU BET >>> IT IS TAX DAY, A LITTLE BIT LATER THAN USUAL THE DEADLINE TO FILE TAXES IS MIDNIGHT TONIGHT OUR SENIOR BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT HAS SOME TIPS TO GET YOUR BUSINESS IS ORDER AND PROTECT YOURSELF FROM SCAMMERS

>> Reporter: IT IS TAX DAY, NOT NORMALLY IN JULY BUT DUE TO THE COVID DELAYS AND EXTENSIONS THE TAX DEADLINE WAS EXTENDED TO TODAY AND BY MIDNIGHT TONIGHT YOU MUST FILE YOUR TAXES IF YOU DON'T DO IT IT IS A $435 FINE FOR NOT FILING AND ANOTHER $60 IF YOU DON'T PAY YOU CAN FILE FOR AN EXTENSION LIKE ANY NORMAL TAX SEASON THAT WILL TAKE YOU INTO OCTOBER BUT THAT ONLY EXTENDS THE FILING DATE YOU STILL HAVE TO PAY INTEREST ON WHAT YOU OWE LET'S YOU SAY I WILL FILE TODAY

THE FIRST THINGS FIRST DO NOT LET YOURSELF GET SCAMMED BECAUSE THERE IS A HUGE SPIKE IN THE TECH SCAMS WITH SHORT-TERM LENDERS WE SAW WHILE PEOPLE WERE WAITING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT DON'T FALL FOR THAT AND DON'T ANSWER THE PHONE OR GIVE ANY INFORMATION TO SOMEONE CALLING, POSING AS SOMEONE FROM THE IRIS AND DON'T GIVE OUT YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER IRSGOV IS THE ONLY PLACE

70% OF AMERICANS ARE ELIGIBLE FOR USING THE FREE FILE APP, THE SOFTWARE FROM THE GOVERNMENT IS THE EASIEST WAY TO FILE IF YOU HAVE DIRECT DEPOSIT AND EXPECT A REFUND, THAT IS THE FASTEST WAY TO GET IT WE URGE PEOPLE BECAUSE THERE IS A LOT OF RAGE OUT THERE WITH MANY PEOPLE SAYING I WILL NOT PAY MY TAXES THIS YEAR IN PROTEST I UNDERSTAND THE FEELING, BUT $500 IF YOU DON'T FILE TODAY IS THE DAY TO DO IT

>>> RIGHT NOW IS A TIME TO FINALLY DEAL WITH THIS PANDEMIC ONCE AND FOR ALL, POLICE BRUTALITY, RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION IN OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM >>> THE FAMILY GEORGE FLOYD ANNOUNCE A NEW CIVIL SUIT TODAY AGAINST THE FOUR WARM UP POLICE OFFICERS CHARGING HIT DEATH ALONG WITH THE CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS OUR NBC NEWS REPORTED JOIN US FROM MINNEAPOLIS AND TELL US ABOUT THE LAWSUIT AND WHAT THE FLOYD FAMILIES LOOKING FOR HERE >> Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT IT IS A FEDERAL WRONGFUL DEATH CIVIL SUIT AND THE ATTORNEYS FOR THE FAMILY OF GEORGE FLOYD ANNOUNCE IT TODAY AT A PRESS CONFERENCE AT THE BUILDING RIGHT BEHIND ME

PRETTY MUCH WHAT HE SAID IS THAT WHEN THE OFFICER HAD HIS KNEE ON THE NECK OF GEORGE FLOYD FOR 8 MINUTES WHEN HE HAD HIS KNEE ON THE NECK OF GEORGE FLOYD THAT IT WAS THE WAIT, THE WEIGHT OF THE ENTIRE POLICE DEPARTMENT ON THE NECK OF GEORGE FLOYD HE SAID IT IS SYSTEMIC AN ISSUE AND GOES AGAINST THE TRAINING OF THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT THEY ARE TAKING THEM ON IN CIVIL COURT THERE IS ALSO THE CRIMINAL TRIAL I ASKED BENJAMIN CRUMP, FAMILY TOURNEY WHAT TAKES PRECEDENCE

NORMALLY CIVIL SUITS LIKE TO WAIT UNTIL THE CRIMINAL TRIAL WAS DONE BUT THEY SAID IT WOULD BE UP TO THE TRIAL LAWYER BUT HE WANTS TO PUT THE PRESSURE ON THE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THE OFFICERS INVOLVED TO KNOW THEY ARE TAKING THIS SERIOUSLY AND THAT THEY ARE COMING AFTER THE PATTERNS AND PRACTICES IN THE WORDS OF BEN CRUMP, THAT HE SEES FROM THIS POLICE DEPARTMENT , ALISON >> I KNOW THAT EARLIER TODAY YOU VIEWED THE BODY CAM VIDEO OF THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD AND THAT VIDEO IS NOT BEEN RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC WE OBVIOUSLY CANNOT SHOW IT BUT WHAT DID YOU SEE AND WHAT DID THAT VIDEO SHOW YOU? >> Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT, ALISON I WILL STEP BACK A LITTLE BIT LAST WEEK WE SPOKE ABOUT THE TRANSCRIPTS MADE PUBLIC AS WE WENT THROUGH THE TRANSCRIPT TO SEE A LOT MORE DETAIL OF THE INTERACTION BETWEEN MR

FLOYD AND THE FOUR MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS THIS IS PART OF THAT POLL OF DOCUMENTS MADE AVAILABLE THE COURT AND JUDGE ARE NOT MAKING IT AVAILABLE FOR THE PUBLIC OR WIDELY DISTRIBUTION OF PUBLICATION BUT INSTEAD A MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC AND MEDIA TO COME INTO THE COURTHOUSE, AND THEY CAN VIEW THE VIDEO IN PERSON JUST A COUPLE OF HOURS AGO I GOT TO SEE THE BODY CAMERA VIDEO IT WAS TWO DIFFERENT BODY CAMERA IMAGES

IT WAS A CAMERA FROM THE OFFICER THOMAS LANE, ONE OF THE FIRST OFFICERS TO ARRIVE AT THE SCENE, AND THE OFFICER ALEXANDER KING WE SEE THE OFFICER TAPPED THE WINDOW OF THE GEORGE FLOYD CAR WITH THE BACK OF THE FLASHLIGHT YOU CAN SEE MR FLOYD IS ALMOST STARTLED, OPENING THE DOOR AND IMMEDIATELY APOLOGETIC HE DOES NOT SHOW HIS RIGHT HAND BUT THE LACTAM IS ON THE STEERING WILL

THAT CAUSED THE OFFICER TO DRAW HIS WEAPON WE HAVE NOT SEEN THAT BEFORE YOU CAN SEE THE FEAR IN THE EYES OF GEORGE FLOYD HE HAD SAID HE HAD BEEN SHOT BEFORE BY POLICE OFFICER WHICH EXPLAINS SOME OF THE FEAR THAT HE HAD BUT YOU CAN HEAR THE FEAR AND YOU SEE THE HESITATION

THE INTERACTION REALLY BREAKS DOWN AFTER THEY GET GEORGE FLOYD FROM THE CAR THEY TALK WITH HIM FOR A COUPLE OF MINUTES BUT WHEN THEY ARE MOVING HIM TO THE SQUAD CAR TRYING TO GET HIM INTO THE BACK OF THE POLICE CRUISER IS WHEN THE REAL STRUGGLE ENSUES GEORGE FLOYD CITY HAD COVID AND HE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO BREATHE IN THERE AND THAT HE WAS ANXIOUS YOU CAN SEE A REAL STRUGGLE BETWEEN THE OFFICERS AND MR FLOYD TO GET BACK IN THE SQUAD CAR

MR FLOYD EVENTUALLY GETS IN BUT HE WAS ABOUT TO FALL OUT OF THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE VEHICLE THAT IS WHEN YOU SEE OFFICER CHAUVIN ARRIVE AT THE SCENE AND WITH HIS KNEE IN THE NECK OF GEORGE FLOYD WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE TIMES WE HAVE SEEN AND HOW MANY TIMES THE KNEE WAS ON THE NECK OF GEORGE FLOYD WE HEARD 8 MINUTES, 46 SECONDS THE PROSECUTORS BROUGHT IT DOWN TO 7 MINUTES, 46 SECONDS

WHAT I SAW ON THE VIDEO WAS THE KNEE ON HIS NECK FOR 9 1/2 MINUTES IT WAS PAPER AND PAD AND I DID NOT HAVE MY STOPWATCH WITH ME BUT FROM WHAT I SAW THE KNEE WAS ON HIS NECK FOR NINE AND HALF MINUTES AND I COUNTED HOW MAY TIMES HE SAID HE COULD NOT BREATHE OR VARIATIONS OF THAT AND I COUNTED 28, ALISON >> WE CAN GO BACK AND FORTH ABOUT THE EXACT TIME BUT 7/2 MINUTES OR NINE AND HALF MINUTES FEELS ENTIRELY TOO LONG IT'S UNBELIEVABLE EVERY TIME WE TALK ABOUT IT THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR REPORTING, SHAQ, AND FOR WATCHING THE VIDEO, AND SHARING IT WITH US

>> Reporter: THANK YOU, ALISON >>> THE MASKS ARE MANDATORY OUT OF PUBLIC IN ALABAMA BEGINNING ON THE THIRD DAY IN THE GOVERNMENT ISSUED THE ORDER TODAY AFTER THE STATE REPORTED 40 NEW DEATHS, SINGLE DIRECTOR OUR NEWS CORRESPONDENT IS JOINING US FROM MONTGOMERY AND WHAT DID THE DOCTOR SAY ABOUT THE DECISION TODAY OR THE GOVERNOR? >> Reporter: THE GOVERNOR WAS RESISTANT TO THE ORDER UNTIL TODAY BUT AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE SHE SAID THE NUMBERS DO NOT LIVE THE NUMBERS IN ALABAMA HAVE BEEN STAGGERING AND HITTING RECORDS FOR ALMOST EVERY DAY FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS THEY HAVE INCREASED CASE OF HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATHS IT WAS A RECORD NUMBER YESTERDAY WITH OVER 1300 PATIENTS HOSPITALIZED

AT THE PRESS CONFERENCE THEY SAID OVER 2100 CASES ACTUALLY OVERNIGHT WHICH IS WHAT LED HER TO MAKE THIS DECISION ALISON, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE CHART OF HOSPITALIZATIONS HERE, THE NUMBERS, IT JUST GO STRAIGHT UP WITH THE CURVE, ESPECIALLY OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS THERE IS A 50% SURGE OF HOSPITALIZATIONS OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS AND DOCTORS ARE EMPHASIZING HOW IMPORTANT MASKS ARE THEY SAID THEY HAVE BEEN PLEADING FOR AN ASKING FOR THIS KIND OF AN ORDER FOR A WHILE NOW AND CONSIDERING THE TREND IN ALABAMA RIGHT NOW IT COULD NOT COME SOON ENOUGH, ALISON >> WAS THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR DISAGREEING WITH THE MASK ORDER AND WHY IS THAT? >> Reporter: YEAH, THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THAT HAPPEN

HE CAME OUT TODAY" HIM DIRECTLY, HE SAID THAT THE MANDATE IS AN OVER STEP THAT INFRINGES ON THE PROPERTY RIGHTS OF BUSINESS OWNERS AND THE ABILITY OF INDIVIDUALS TO MAKE THEIR OWN HEALTH DECISIONS BACK IN APRIL HE ALSO URGED THE GOVERNOR TO OPEN UP BUSINESSES MORE QUICKLY THAN SHE WAS WILLING TO THOSE TWO HAVE BEEN SPLIT IN THESE KINDS OF MATTERS IN THE PAST, BUT CERTAINLY ON THE MASK ISSUE, HE SEES THIS AS A PERSONAL RIGHT ISSUE, ALISON >> WE CAN SEE THE EMERGENCY ROOM SIGNS BEHIND YOU AND YOUR ARE CLEARLY AT THE HOSPITAL IN ALABAMA AND WHAT IS GOING ON THERE? >> Reporter: IT IS THE HOSPITAL IN THE POURING RAIN, ALISON, ALABAMA WEATHER TODAY I MENTIONED HOSPITALIZATION RECORDS EARLIER AND THAT IS COUPLED WITH RECORD LOW ICU CAPACITY

RIGHT NOW THE STATE, ACROSS THE STATE OF ALABAMA, THE I USE ARE 85% FULL THERE ARE ONLY ABOUT 253 ICU BEDS AVAILABLE IN THE ENTIRE STATE WHEN IT COMES TO THIS HOSPITAL, I WILL LET DR LISA WILLIAMS TELL YOU WHAT'S GOING ON AND TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT SHE TOLD ME THIS MORNING >> Reporter: HOW MANY I YOU BEDS ARE AVAILABLE IN THIS HOSPITAL? >> THE CORONAVIRUS IS NOT GONE AWAY AND WE ALL WANTED TO GO AWAY

TO BE HONEST WITH YOU, WHEN WE MET EARLIER WE REALLY DID NOT TALK ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS >> Reporter: DR WILLIAMS TELLS ME SHE IS SEEING YOUNGER AND YOUNGER PATIENTS NOT ONLY TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 BUT THAT GET HOSPITALIZED AND NEED INTO CHELATION SHE HAS PREGNANT WOMEN AND I YOU AND SHE IS EMPHASIZING TO THE YOUNGER PEOPLE ESPECIALLY THAT MIGHT FEEL INVINCIBLE THAT THEY ARE NOT AND THAT THEY COULD WIND UP IN ONE OF THESE ICU BEDS IF THEY ARE NOT REALLY CAREFUL, ALISON >> WHAT ELSE ARE THE DOCTORS AND HEALTH CARE WORKERS TELLING YOU ABOUT THE EMOTIONAL STRESS OF KEEPING UP WITH THE CORONAVIRUS SURGE? >> Reporter: ALISON, IT HAS BEEN HEARTBREAKING

I'VE HAD SOME REALLY TOUGH CONVERSATIONS TODAY WITH DOCTORS BREAK DOWN IN TEARS BECAUSE THEY AND THEIR STAFF, THEY ARE STRETCHED SO THIN AND THEY ARE EXHAUSTED THE EMOTIONAL THEY ARE TAKING CARE OF THESE PATIENTS FOR 12 HOURS A DAY THEY ARE WITH THEM WHEN THE FAMILY CANNOT BE WITH THEM THE PATIENTS ARE LOAN AND SOME OF THEIR DARKEST HOURS

THE HEALTH CARE WORKERS ARE THERE WITH THEM IT TAKES A BIG TOLL RIGHT NOW THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IS THAT THEY ARE NOT REALLY SEEING THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL THE TRENDS ARE SO GRIM THEY SEE RECORDS EVERY SINGLE DAY

I WANT YOU TO HEAR FROM THE HEAD OF THE PULMONOLOGY AT THE JACKSON HOSPITAL AND TAKE A LISTEN TO HOW HE DESCRIBES IT >> WE ARE SHORT STAFFED BECAUSE THE STAFF ARE GETTING SICK AND HAVING TO QUARANTINE >> THAT IS A BIG PART BUT ALSO THE EMOTIONAL TRAUMA ON THESE HEROES HERE , >> IT IS TOUGH , I AM PRETTY EMOTIONAL ABOUT THIS EXCUSE ME

WE HAVE GREAT NURSES THAT HAVE BEEN HERE 27 YEARS AND ONE OF OURS A BROKE DOWN AND SAID I CANNOT TAKE IT ANYMORE >> Reporter: ALISON, IT IS SO HARD TO LISTEN TO THEY ARE SEEING WHAT THIS IS DOING TO PEOPLE AND WHILE I AM OUT HERE TALKING WITH YOU ABOUT THE NUMBERS THEY ARE INSIDE THE HOSPITAL RIGHT NOW TAKING CARE OF PATIENTS, AND THE WORK THEY ARE DOING, THE CHALLENGES THEY ARE SEEING RIGHT NOW CANNOT BE OVERSTATED, ALISON >> WE TALK ABOUT THIS SO MUCH LIKE YOU SAID BUT I CANNOT IMAGINE WHAT IT'S LIKE TO GO TO WORK EVERY SINGLE DAY KNOWING THAT YOU MAY LOSE LIVES THAT DAY AND KNOWING THAT THE BATTLE HAS NOT GOTTEN BETTER DASHA, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR REPORTING AND PARTICULARLY OUT THERE IN THE POURING RAIN TODAY

>> Reporter: THANK YOU, ALISON >>> WALMART IS TELLING CUSTOMERS NO MASK, NO SERVICE STARTING ON MONDAY MORE THAN 5000 STORES AND IN ALL 50 STATES THEY WILL REQUIRE PEOPLE TO WEAR A FACE COVERING OUR BUSINESS AND NEWS CORRESPONDENT JOINS ME NOW AND JOE, THIS IS THE NATION'S LARGEST RETAILER WHAT MADE THEM DECIDE TO MAKE THE CHANGE RIGHT NOW? >> Reporter: THEY SAID IT WAS PUBLIC HEALTH AND VERY SIMPLE, FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF STARBUCKS, BEST BUY, AND OTHER RETAILERS THERE ARE OVER 5000 WALMARTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN THERE WAITING INTO THIS POLITICALLY DIVISIVE DEBATE

THEY WILL POST CLEAR SIGNAGE AT WALMART THEY WILL ACTUALLY BE HAVING NEW PEOPLE PLAYING THE ROLE OF THE HELP AMBASSADOR AND WILL STATION THEM NEAR THE ENTRANCE OF THE WALMART TO REMIND PEOPLE NOT WEARING A MASK OF THE NEW REQUIREMENT THEY ARE GETTING SPECIAL TRAINING TO DO THAT AS YOU CAN IMAGINE AND AS SO MANY OF US HAS SEEN, FOLKS GETTING PULLED OVER IN THE GROCERY STORE, IF YOU WILL, FOR NOT WEARING A MASK WALMART IS TAKING A BIGGER STEP ON THE FRONT BUT WE SHOULD NOTE THAT WALMART IS ACKNOWLEDGING IT IS A VERY CONTROVERSIAL THING TO BE DOING AND SOME OF THE STORES

THEY SAID IN THE BLOG POST THAT WE KNOW THAT SOME PEOPLE HAVE DIFFERING OPINIONS ON THE TOPIC WE ALSO RECOGNIZE THE ROLE THAT WE CAN PLAY TO HELP PROTECT THE HEALTH AND WELL- BEING OF THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE BY FOLLOWING EVOLVING GUIDANCE OF HEALTH OFFICIALS LIKE THE CDC IT IS A VERY BIG MOMENT IN RETAIL BECAUSE IT DOES SUPERSEDE SOME OF THE REGULATIONS CURRENTLY IN PLACE IN CERTAIN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY >> YOU MENTIONED SOME OTHER BIG COUNTRIES LIKE COSTCO AND STARBUCKS ALREADY REQUIRING A MASK AND BEST BUY WILL REQUIRE FACE COVERING STARTING NEXT WEEK AND WE KNOW WHAT THE REQUIREMENT AFFECTS THEIR BUSINESS AT ALL? >> Reporter: IT'S HARD TO TELL BECAUSE WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE QUARTER SO IT'S DIFFICULT TO MEASURE THAT FROM A COMPANY PERSPECTIVE WE KNOW THAT KROGER TODAY, A MAJOR GROCERY STORE, NOW MANDATING IT ACROSS THE BOARD

IT'S A REAL DIFFERENCE WHEN YOU SEE THE SHOPPERS PREVIOUSLY WHEN YOU AND IN THE GROCERY STORE OR TARGET IN LOS ANGELES WHERE THE MASK WAS ALREADY MANDATED IN A PUBLIC SPACE THERE WAS A SIGN IN THE FRONT CITING THE SPECIFIC ORDINANCE OR RULE BUT NOW THAT IS THE BLANKET POLICY WITH THESE COMPANIES AND THE IDEAS THAT THEY NEED TO PLAY A ROLE IN PREVENTING THE SPREAD WITH SO MANY BUSINESSES LARGE AND SMALL GRAPPLING WITH REALITY OF HOW DANGEROUS THIS WAVE HAS BEEN >> IT IS A TOUGH DECISION TO MAKE WITH A LOT OF DIFFERENT OPINIONS ON IT AND TOUGH FOR THE BUSINESSES BUT I'M GLAD TO SEE MORE COMPANIES SIGNING ON TRYING TO KEEP THE FOLKS SAFE THANK YOU

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>>> WE HAVE SOME BREAKING NEWS >> WE ARE ACTUALLY SAW THE NATIONAL GUARD CONVOY MOVING THROUGH HERE >>> NEWS FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD WEEK DAY STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

>>> THE PEOPLE HERE SAY IF THEY DON'T WORK THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> WE HAVE BOOTS ON THE GROUND AND IN THE AIR SO THAT YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE >> 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, THE UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED PURPOSE >>> A GREAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED AND WHAT DO YOU THINK WOULD COUNTIES JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? >> YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ACTUALLY ORDERED? I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY COULD TURN THIS AROUND SO THAT IT IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE >> PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET APART FROM EACH OTHER FOR THE MOST PART AND ARE YOU WORRIED IT COULD DOVETAIL WITH TRANSMISSION OF THE ONGOING PROTESTS? >>> ARE WE IN THE MAIL OF COLD WAR 2

0? US RELATIONSHIP WITH CHINA TAKING ANOTHER HIT YESTERDAY PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER PUNISHING CHINA FOR ITS ACTIONS IN HONG KONG AND ENDING THE HONG KONG SPECIAL TRADE STATUS CHINA IS THREATENING TO RETALIATE AND YOU REPORT THAT COLD WAR 2

0 BAY HAVE ALREADY BEGUN BUT IT CERTAINLY DID NOT START YESTERDAY HOW DID WE GET HERE >> Reporter: WITH MY NATIONAL SECURITY SOURCES THEY SAY WE HAVE BEEN HERE FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS THEY HAVE BEEN ARGUING THAT CHINA IS A DANGEROUS ADVERSARY BUT WHAT'S DIFFERENT NOW IS THE DIPLOMATIC, POLITICAL AND BUSINESS COMMUNITY APPEARS TO HAVE COME AROUND ABOUT THAT AFTER RESISTING FOR LONG TIME THERE IS A CHANGE IN FOREIGN-POLICY CONSENSUS, TAKING OVER AT THE END OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

LIKE MANY THINGS THAT DONALD TRUMP DOES THIS IS ONE THING DEMOCRATS AGREE WITH THE CONSENSUS IS THAT CHINA IS A ROGUE PLAYER ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE THEY DO NOT FOLLOW INTERNATIONAL LAW AND STEALING INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY THROUGH HACKING AND ESPIONAGE THERE CRACKING DOWN IN HONG KONG AND ESSENTIALLY TORN UP THE AGREEMENT WITH BRITAIN AND A HOME THEY ARE IMPRISONING LEADERS IN CONCENTRATION CAMPS AND IMPLEMENTING A MAXIMUM-SECURITY STATE

PEOPLE THOUGHT THAT IF CHINA WOULD ENGAGE WITH THE WORLD, INTERNET AND CAPITALISM THAT CHINA AS A SOCIETY AND NATION, AND THAT HIS BEHAVIOR WOULD CHANGE BUT THAT HAS NOT HAPPENED IN FACT, UNDER PRESIDENT XI, CHINA IS NOW MORE AGGRESSIVE IN HARD-LINE THE CONSISTS IS IS FOR THE US

TO PUSH BACK AND PUSH BACK HARD >> IF WE ARE IN FACT IN A NEW COLD WAR WITH CHINA, WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE? >> Reporter: IT LOOKS LIKE WHAT WE'VE SEEN IN RECENT DAYS WERE CHINA WILL BE HOLDING MILITARY EXERCISES IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA THAT IS INTERNATIONAL WATERS IN THE US NAVY WILL HAVE AIRCRAFT CARRIERS THERE

CHINA'S BUILDING MISSILES TO TAKE OUT OUR SHIPS AND AIRPOWER WE ARE TRYING TO COUNTER THAT THERE IS A MASSIVE ESPIONAGE CAMPAIGN IN THE UNITED STATES, BIGGER THAN WHAT RUSSIA WAS DOING IN THE COLD WAR THE FBI DIRECTOR HAS RECENTLY RAISED CONCERNS ABOUT THE US THEIR CHINESE FILES ALL OVER THE PLACE WITH MASSIVE CYBERATTACKS COMING IN FROM CHINA

THE US IS TRYING TO DEFEND ITSELF AGAINST THAT AND WHAT WE SEE NOW IS ON THE TRADE AND BEFORE THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY WAS UNWILLING TO PLAY HARDBALL AND FAVORED CHINA BECAUSE THEY WANTED THE MARKET NOW THEY SAY THEY WILL NOT GET THE MARKET WE SEE MORE TARIFFS AND HARDBALL TRADE TACTICS FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION THAT THAT MAY NOT CHANGE EVEN IF TRUMP IS NOT REELECTED

>> SHIFTING GEARS FOR SECOND YOU HAVE BEEN REPORTING ON A MASSIVE TWITTER HACK WHAT IS GOING ON AND WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED SO FAR? >> Reporter: IT IS AN INCREDIBLE THING GOING ON IT APPEARS TO BE DEEPLY CONCERNING PROMINENT FIGURES LIKE ELON MUSK, BILL GATES, BARACK OBAMA AND JOE BIDEN TWITTER ACCOUNTS OF ALL BEEN HACKED, ASKING PEOPLE TO SEND BITCOIN TO AN ACCOUNT MORE THAN 300 PEOPLE HAVE FALLEN FOR THAT

THE MONEY WENT INTO THAT ACCOUNT BUT THE GREATER CONCERN IS THAT THE ATTACKERS APPEAR TO MAY HAVE CONTROL OF ADMINISTRATIVE ACCESS AND CAN TWEET FROM ALMOST ANYONE TO COUNT AT A MINIMUM WE SEE NEW ACCOUNTS COMPROMISED BY THIS TWITTER SAID IN THE LAST FEW MINUTES THEY ARE AWARE OF THE SECURITY INCIDENT AND INVESTIGATING, TAKING STEPS TO FIX IT BUT SO FAR HAVE NOT FIXED IT THE CYBERSECURITY EXPERTS I TALK WITH ARE TO BE CONCERNED BY THIS, ALISON >> IT SOUNDS LIKE A BIG ONE

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR REPORTING ON BOTH FRONTS TODAY I APPRECIATE IT >> Reporter: YOU BET THANKS A LOT >>> WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO REOPEN SCHOOLS IN THE U

S? WE STILL DON'T KNOW BUT WE COULD GET A BETTER IDEA LOOKING AT ISRAEL WHERE SCHOOL STARTED OPENING SLOWLY IN EARLY MAY BY THE MIDDLE OF THE MONTH THE PRIME MINISTER WAS OPENING IN AND UP JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING AND CASES HAVE SHOT UP WE TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT WHAT WENT WRONG >> Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT

AT THE BEGINNING ISRAEL APPEARED TO HAVE IT ALL TOGETHER, ONE OF THE FIRST COUNTRIES TO SUCCESSFULLY LOCKDOWN AND SHUT THE BORDERS THEY STARTED TESTING EARLY AND GOT THE CASE COUNSEL LOW THAT BY THE END OF APRIL OR EARLY MAY THEY STARTED TALKING ABOUT REOPENING SCHOOLS IN EARLY MAY THAT'S WHAT THEY DID FOR THE YOUNGER STUDENTS THEY STARTED IN PODS TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT THAT LOOKED LIKE

>> MY NINE-YEAR- OLD BOY STARTED IN EARLY MAY IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL THEY SEPARATED THE CLASS AND WE SHOULD REMEMBER THAT THE CLASSES WERE VERY CROWDED WITH NEARLY 40 STUDENTS IN A CLASS THEY WERE SEPARATED INTO CLUSTERS OF NO MORE THAN 20 STUDENTS AND IT APPEARS TO BE WORKING GREAT >> HE ALSO NOTED THAT ISRAEL HAS GREAT WEATHER FOR A LOT OF THE YEAR AND THEY HAVE CLASSES OUTDOOR >> Reporter: HE SAID SO FAR WAS GOING WELL WITH NO BIG RISE IN INFECTIONS FROM THE CLASSES

BUT MID-MAY THE GOVERNMENT DECIDED TO SEND EVERYONE BACK TO SCHOOL AND SUDDENLY YOU HAD CASTLES OF THE YOUNGER KIDS FOCUSING ON THE YOUNGER GRADES AND ALSO THE OLDER GRADES WENT BACK AS FAR AS THAT TIME THE BARS, RESTAURANTS, CAFIS, COFFEE SHOPS, GYMS, POOLS AND NIGHTCLUBS, THE GOVERNMENT DECIDED TO OPEN UP ISRAEL PRIME MINISTER BENJAMIN NETANYAHU DECLARED VICTORY AND TOLD EVERYONE TO GO OUT AND ENJOY THEMSELVES, AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THEY DID YOU CAN SEE BY LATE MAY WHEN YOU SAW THE FIRST SCHOOL CLOSURES THAT CASES STARTED TO PICK UP EARLY JUNE WAS WHEN WE SAW THE BIGGEST SCHOOL OUTBREAKS AT JERUSALEM AND IN ONE GYMNASIUM OVER 130 KIDS GOT SICK AND OTHER SCHOOLS SHUT DOWN SHORTLY THEREAFTER

AS JUNE GOES ON, IN EARLY JUNE THE CASES REALLY START TO PICK UP IT SPEAKING WITH THE PROFESSOR TODAY EXACTLY HOW THOSE CASES GOT INTO THE SCHOOLS TAKE A LISTEN TO OUR CONVERSATION >> HOW MANY PARENTS GOT INFECTED FROM THEIR CHILDREN THAT GOT INFECTED FROM SCHOOL? THAT IS VERY IMPORTANT >> Reporter: WE DON'T HAVE THAT DATA ANYWHERE >> WE DON'T HAVE THAT DATA

BUT AGAIN MY SUGGESTED STRATEGY IS NOT TO LOOK FOR A COMPLETE LOCKDOWN YOU HAVE TO LOOK FOR COMPLETE STAFF AND IT SPREADS VERY FAST >> Reporter: IT IS CLEARLY THAT ISRAEL DID IT TOO QUICKLY THEY DID NOT WAIT FOR THE DATA TO SEE HOW EACH STEP WAS GOING THEY JUST KIND OF BLEW PAST EACH STEP AND NOW THEY SEE THE CASES INCREASING

EVERY COUNTRY IS PRETTY DIFFERENT, AND DEMOGRAPHICALLY, BIG CITIES OR SMALL TOWNS THESE ISRAELI FAMILIES HAVE A LOT OF KIDS IN MOST FAMILIES HAVE MORE KIDS THEN SAY AMERICAN FAMILIES YOU HAVE A LOT OF FAMILIES LIVING MULTI GENERATIONALLY THAT MEANS KIDS ARE GOING BACK TO SCHOOL AND COMING HOME TO PARENTS, COUSINS AND GRANDPARENTS A BIG LESSON FOR THEIR FAMILIES NOT TO BRING THE KIDS HOME FROM SCHOOL AND LET THEM SEE THEIR GRANDPARENTS

HE HAD A LITTLE BIT OF ADVICE FOR THE STATE, TAKE A LISTEN >> DO NOT RUSH IT HAVE A CLEAR PLAN START WITH A SPECIFIC METHOD WITH LOWER GRADES STOP AND EVALUATE ALL THE TIME

>> Reporter: THE MOST IMPORTANT THING HE SAID IS TO REALLY ALLOW YOURSELF TO LEARN FROM THE DATA THAT IS TO OPEN UP SLOWLY AND LEARN BEFORE GOING TO THE NEXT STEP AS OF RIGHT NOW SUMMER SCHOOL IS OPEN FOR THE YOUNGEST KIDS IN ISRAEL IN SEPTEMBER THEY EXPECT THE GOVERNMENT WILL OPEN AT FULL CAPACITY BUT RIGHT NOW PROFESSOR LEVINE AND OTHERS ARE LOOKING AT THE NUMBERS CLIMBING RIGHT NOW

THAT SEEMS PRETTY UNLIKELY LY COVID-19 % EMPLOYER LIKELY % TO DIE, AND MANY % OF THOSE DYING % ARE YOUNG % LATINOS % >>> I AM ALISON % MORRIS % YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW % >>> LET'S GET TO % OUR CORRESPONDENT

SAVANAH SELLARS WITH THE LATEST HEADLINES FROM NBCNEWSCOM HOW ARE YOU DOING? >> Reporter: ALISON, I'M GOOD A AND WE ARE HALFWAY THROUGH THE WEEK LET'S PICK IT UP WITH ONE THING WE'VE GOT USED TO TALKING ABOUT, FACE MASKS THE LARGEST RETAILER MAKES THEM MANDATORY

WALMART, INCLUDING THE SAM'S CLUB STORES REQUIRE THEM AT THEY ARE MORE THAN 5000 LOCATIONS TO TRY TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID- 19 IF YOU'VE FORGOTTEN YOURS, THEY WILL HAVE COMPLEMENTARY ONES OR THEY CAN BE PURCHASED INSIDE THE STORE THEY ARE JOINING OTHER COMPANIES LIKE COSTCO, STARBUCKS AND BEST BUY AND THE MANDATE GOES INTO EFFECT ON THE 20th >>> HERE IS A REMINDER THAT ANYONE CAN COME DOWN WITH COVID- 19 AND THE OKLAHOMA GOVERNOR, KEVIN STITT, ANNOUNCED HE TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS HY >> I FEEL FINE

I FELT A LITTLE BIT ACHY YESTERDAY AND I'M USING MY TO REMIND OKLAHOMANS THAT IF YOU AREN'T FEELING WELL, WE WANT YOU TO GET TESTED I'M GOING TO KEEP WORKING FROM HOME AND ISOLATING MYSELF MESE >> Reporter: OKLAHOMA REPORTED MORE THAN 1000 MORE COVID-19 CASES OVER THE LAST DAY WITH A RECORD HIGH FOR THEM BUT DESPITE THE RISING NUMBERS, RETHE GOVERNOR SAID HE WILL NOT NREQUIRE FACE MASKS ACROSS THE STATE BUT NOT EVERY GOVERNOR FEELS THAT WAY AND TODAY, THE ALABAMA GOVERNOR, KAY IVEY, ISSUED A STATEWIDE MASK MANDATE, CITING A SPIKE IN CASES >> THE NUMBERS AND THE DATATA WERE DEFINITELY % TRENDING IN THE WRONG DIRECTION I WANT EVERYONE, EVERYONE IN OUR STATE TO PRACTICE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND TO WEAR A MASK

SIEA >> Reporter: GOVERNOR IVEY ADDED THAT NEARLY 90% OF THE ALABAMA ICU BEDS WERE FULL EARLIER THIS WEEK >>> MAJOR NEWS ON THE DEATH OF F GEORGE FLOYD TODAY, HIS FAMILY ANNOUNCED THEY ARE SUING THE CITY OF MINNEAPOLIS AND THE FOUR POLICE OFFICERS INVOLVED THE LAWSUIT ARGUES THAT THEY VIOLATED THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS AND WERE NOT PROPERLY TRAINED >> IT WAS NOT JUST THE KNEE OF OFFICER DEREK CHAUVIN ON GEORGE FLOYD'S NECK FOR EIGHT MINUTES AND 46 CH, BUT IT WAS THE KNEE OF THE ENTIRE MINNEAPOLIS POLICE DEPARTMENT ON THE NECK OF GEORGE FLOYD THAT KILLED HIM

>> Reporter: FINALLY, THE VIACOM CBS IS CUTTING TIES WITH TV TH PERSONALITY, NICK CANNON, HOST OF THE MASKED SINGER AFTER ANTI- SEMITIC COMMENTS MADE ON HIS PODCAST HE SAID BLACK PEOPLE, QUOTE, ARE THE TRUE HEBREWS AND TALKED ABOUT ANTI-SEMITIC CONSPIRACY THEORIES VIACOM SAID THEY WERE DEEPLY TROUBLED BY IT AND CONDEMN BIGOTRY CANNON SAID, QUOTE, THE MOMENT WAS STOLEN AND HIJACKED TO MAKE AN EXAMPLE OF AN OUTSPOKEN BLACK MAN THAT'S WHERE WE ARE ON THIS WEDNESDAY, ALISON

WE >>> A LOT OF NEWS FOR SLEUTHS WEDNESDAY THANK YOU SO MUCH >> >>> IF HE THINKS THE CORONAVIRUS IS BAD NOW, THE CDC DIRECTOR, ROBERT REDFIELD SAID, WAIT UNTIL IT MIXES WITH THE FLU THIS FALL WI >> THE FALL AND THE WINTER OF 2020 AND 2021 WILL PROBABLY BE ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TIMES WE'VE EXPERIENCED IN AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH >> CORRESPONDENT TOM COSTELLO COVERS THIS FOR US

WHAT ELSE DID DR REDFIELD SAY M ABOUT WHY FLU SEASON COULD MAKE FOR SUCH A DIFFICULT WINTER WHEN IT COMBINES WITH THE CORONAVIRUS? >> Reporter: THE PROBLEM IS, YOU HAVE TWO RESPIRATORY DISEASES HERE IN THE CASE OF THE FLU, DI INFLUENCE A A AND B, WE HAVE VACCINES FOR THESE TWO TYPES OF FLU, NORMALLY BUT THE KEY IS TO GET PEOPLE VACCINATED IT'S NOT THE SAME AS COVID, A SEPARATE RESPIRATORY DISEASE AND T A VACCINE FOR THE CC FLU WILL HAVE NO IMPACT ON PROTECTING YOU FROM COVID AS COVID IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE WITH THE DE

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