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COVID-19 WERE POSITIVE MORE THAN 16,000 THOUGH EXPERTS WARN THERE ARE CAVEATS >> THESE ARE KIDS WHO ARE TESTED BECAUSE THEY MORE THAN LIKELY HAD SYMPTOMS SO THIS IS NOT INDICATIVE OF KIDS OVERALL

>> Reporter: HOSPITALIZATIONS FOR CHILDREN REMAIN VERY RARE AND THE DEATH RATE FOR COVID PATIENTS UNDER AGE 25 IS LESS THAN 1% IT COMES AS SOME SCHOOLS ARE ALREADY IN SESSION AS WEST FIELD DAYCARE CENTER IN NEW JERSEY SUMMER SCHOOL IS OPEN FOR KIDS 18 MONTHS TO KINDERGARTEN WITH A NEW ROUTINE NO ONE WITH A TEMPERATURE WITH 1004 OR ABOVE CAN COME TO CLASS AND PARENTS SAY GOOD-BYE OUTSIDE >> WE COMPARED THE PROS AND THE CONS AND WE CONCLUDE IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO SEND KIDS HERE THE KIDS LEARN IN SMALL GROUPS OF TEN OR WHAT SOME EXPERTS CALL PODS REDUCING CONTACT WITH OTHERS SO IF SOMEONE GETS SICK THE POD CAN BE QUARANTINED >> THERE'S ALWAYS A RISK BUT IF IT'S GOING AS SMOOTHLY AS HERE I THINK CHILDREN NEED IT THEY NEED TO BE WITH OTHER CHILDREN >> TEACHERS SIT THE KIDS SIX FEET APART MASKS ARE OPTIONAL AND EACH CHILD BRINGS THEIR OWN SUPPLIES

THEY EAT LUNCH AT THEIR DESKS NOT IN THE CAFETERIA ALMOST EVERY ELSE HAPPENS OUTSIDE AND STAFFERS SANITIZE HIGH TOUCH SURFACES BETWEEN GROUPS NEW STEPS TO BALANCE SCHOOL AND SAFETY >> HOW HAPPY ARE YOU TO BE BACK AT SCHOOL? >> SUPER DUPER >> SUPER DUPER >> YEAH >> Reporter: AND THEY'RE THREE WEEKS NOW INTO THE SESSION SO FAR NO KIDS HAVE GOTTEN SICK IT WILL BE A CHALLENGE FOR BIGGER SCHOOLS TO MAINTAIN THAT LEVEL OF SOCIAL DISTANCING THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND MEDICINE HAVE URGED SCHOOLS TO REOPEN, BUT THEY ARE RECOMMENDING MASKS FOR ALL TEACHERS AND STUDENTS >> THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THERE THANK YOU

>> A MODEL TO FOLLOW >>> TODAY IS KRISPY KREME'S 83rd BIRTHDAY SO TO CELEBRATE THEY'RE OFFERING A DOZEN FREE ORIGINAL GLAZED DOZEN WITH THE PURCHASE OF ANY DOZEN THE OFFER IS ONLY TODAY IN PARTICIPATING RETA >>> NEW RECORD NUMBERS WITH ALMOST 73,000 NEW CASES OF CORONAVIRUS REPORTED, IN A SI SINGLE DAY AS MORE STATES AND STORES DEMAND MASKS BE WORN, WHILE OTHERS ARE STILL HOLDING OUT ON MASK MANDATES >> NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING ALARMING REPORTS OF RUSSIAN HACKERS TRYING TO STEAL CORONAVIRUS VACCINE RESEARCH >> CONTINUING ALONG THIS PATH, WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF DONALD WERE TO BE ELECTED IN 2020, WOULD, I ABSOLUTELY BELIEVE, BE THE END OF THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT >> BUT THAT'S NOT ALL THE PRESIDENT'S NIECE HAD TO SAY WE HAVE GOT THE LATEST AND HOW THE WHITE HOUSE IS RESPONDING

>> AS WE HEAD INTO WHAT BILL KARINS SAYS WILL BE THE HOTTEST WEEKEND OF THE SUMMER, FROM COAST TO COAST, IS THAT AIR CONDITIONING IN YOUR UNIT IN YOUR HOME SPREADING COVID-19 "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GOOD FRIDAY MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA >> AND I'M FRANCES RIVERA AS WE HEAD TO A COAST TO COAST HEAT WAVE, CLASHES OVER MASK MANDATES ARE REACHING A TIPPING POINT CITY AND STATE LEADERS ARE FACING OFF AS BUSINESSES FORGE AHEAD WITH THEIR OWN RULES THE UNITED STATES IS LEADING THE WORLD WITH 25% OF REPORTED CORONAVIRUS CASES IN JUST 24 HOURS, WE HAD A RECORD 73,000 CONFIRMED CASES

THERE ARE NOW NEARLY 4 MILLION AMERICANS INFECTED >> AFTER A SPIKE IN HOSPITALIZATIONS, COLORADO GOCGO GOVERNOR JARED POLIS ISSUED A STATEWIDE MASK MANDATE THAT GOES INTO EFFECT TODAY APPLIES TO ANYONE OVER THE AGE OF 11 >> GOVERNOR KEMP IS NOT ONLY REFUSING TO MANDATE MASKS IN PUBLIC HE IS SUING TO STOP MAYOR KEISHA LANCE BOTTOMS FROM DOING SO SHE RECENTLY CONTRACTED THE VIRUS AND HER HUSBAND IS VERY ILL

GEORGIA CURRENTLY HAS OVER 31,000 CASES >> RESEARCHERS ARE RAISING ALARMS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS TESTING WAITING MORE THAN 48 HOURS FOR RESULTS MAKES IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO TRACE AND CONTROL THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS AND SOME PEOPLE ARE WAITING UP TO TWO WEEKS FOR A RESULT RESEARCHERS AT THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION WARN OF AN IMPENDING DISASTER IF AMERICA DOESN'T INCREASE TESTING TO 30 MILLION PER WEEK, BY OCTOBER WE'RE AT ABOUT 4

5 MILLION A WEEK RIGHT NOW >> IN AN INTERVIEW WITH FACEBOOK FOUNDER, MARK ZUCKERBERG, DR ANTHONY FAUCI REACTED TO THE LATEST SPIKES IN CORONAVIRUS CASE >> THERE WERE SOME STATES THAT ACTUALLY, WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHAT THE GUIDELINES WERE FOR OPENING, YOU KNOW, THE CHECKPOINTS THAT YOU HAVE TO GET PAST, BEFORE YOU WENT TO THE NEXT FADS PHASE SOME OF THEM WENT TOO QUICKLY, AND OFFICIALLY JUMPED OVER THEM

THAT, AS I HAD SAID IN PREVIOUS DISCUSSIONS, IS A RECIPE FOR GETTING INTO TROUBLE >> THE INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT SAID STATES DON'T NECESSARILY NEED TO LOCK DOWN AGAIN, BUT THAT REOPENINGS NEED TO BE HANDLED IN A MORE MEASURED WAY >> AS MORE STATES ARE EXPANDING THEIR MASK MANDATES, TENSIONS ARE MOUNTING WITH PEOPLE WHO SEE IT AS A VIELOLATION OF THEIR RIGHTS OUR MIGUEL ALMAGUER HAS MORE >> Reporter: FACING DOWN A PANDEMIC IN SOME REGIONS, AN ABOUTFACE WHEN IT COMES TO WEARING MASKS STATES LIKE ARKANSAS AND COLORADO, NOW REQUIRING THEM IN PUBLIC IN TEXAS, GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT SAYS HE WON'T SHUT THE STATE BACK DOWN, BUT RESIDENTS NEED TO WEAR ONE >> IF EVERYONE CAN ADOPT THE PRACTICE OF WEARING A FACE MASK FOR THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS, WE WILL BE ABLE TO GET COVID-19 UNDER CONTROL >> THOUGH, THE CDC AND NEARLY HEALTH PROFESSIONAL AGREES, MASKS REMAIN A FLASH POINT ACROSS THE COUNTRY FROM COFFEE SHOPS TO GROCERY STORES, MANY REFUSE TO WEAR ONE

AS MORE RETAILERS, LEIKE TARGET REQUIRE THEM IN FLORIDA, ONE SHOPPER PULLED A GUN ON ANOTHER AFTER A DISPUTE OVER FACE MASKS IN UTAH, A MEETING ABOUT FACE COVERINGS CANCELLED, WHEN PARENTS INSIDE A PACKED ROOM REFUSED TO WEAR ONE STATES IN ROUGHLY HALF THE COUNTRY REQUIRE THEM >> WHY AREN'T THEY ENFORCING IT? >> IN GEORGIA, WHILE EXTENDING COVID RESTRICTIONS, THE GOVERNOR MADE IT A POINT TO PROHIBIT SOME CITIES AND CO COUNTIES FROM REQUIRING MASKS, EVEN AS CORONAVIRUS CASES SURGE TO HISTORIC NUMBERS >> OUR HANDS SHOULD BE TOTALLY AND UNEQUIVOCALLY WORKING TO FIGHT THIS VIRUS

>> NBC'S BLAYNE ALEXANDER IS IN GEORGIA >> HERE, IN ATLANTA, THE CITY'S MAYOR WHO HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID, HERSELF SAYS, DESPITE THE GOVERNOR'S ORDER, MASK REQUIREMENTS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE ADDING, HER DECISION IS DRIVEN BY SCIENCE AND DATA >> IN FLORIDA, WHERE MASK RULES VARY, COUNTY BY COUNTY THE EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER THAT'S TRACKING THE VIRUS WAS SHUT DOWN AFTER 12 EMPLOYEES TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID THE MIXED MESSAGING OVER FACE COVERINGS, UNFOLDING ACROSS THE COUNTRY

>> IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE WHY ARE WE WEARING MASKS TO BE OUTSIDE? >> IT'S SUCH A SMALL INCONVENIENCE, FOR THE GREATER GOOD >> WITH 34 STATES SEEING AN INCREASE IN COVID CASES BY AT LEAST 25%, MORE THAN 35 MILLION AMERICANS HAVE TESTED POBZTSITIE FOR THE VIRUS 600 OUT-OF-STATE NURSES ARE HEADED TO HARD-HIT REGIONS, LIKE ARIZONA >> I WOULD RECOMMEND, AS STRONG AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN, TO GET PEOPLE TO WEAR MASKS >> CALIFORNIA

ONE OF THE FIRST STATES TO REQUIRE FACE MASKS IS NOW ONE OF THE HARDEST HIT AND THERE IS NO TALK OF LOOSENING RESTRICTIONS >> OUR NATION STRUGGLING OVER HOW TO CONTAIN A PANDEMIC, AS MASKS BECOME THE FACE OF CONTROVERSY MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES >> A NEW THREAT THIS MORNING AS THE WORLD RACES TO MANUFACTURE A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE RUSSIAN HACKERS ARE TRYING TO STEAL VACCINE RESEARCH FROM AMERICAN, CANADIAN, AND BRITISH HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS, ACCORDING TO INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES

>> IT'S NOT A SURPRISE I THINK — I MEAN, IT'S DEPLORABLE AND WE CALL IT OUT, IN THE STRONGEST POSSIBLE TERMS AND WE ARE TRYING TO MAKE SURE, BY PUBLICIZING THE TECHNICAL DETAIL, THAT PEOPLE CAN DEFEND AGAINST IT >> MARTIN SAID THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THE HACKERS STOLE ANY DATA ONLY THAT THEY INFILTRATED SYSTEMS USING MALWARE AND SP SPEAR FISHING RUSSIA DENIES THE ALLEGATIONS ALSO, WARNED ABOUT THE THREAT FROM CHINESE HACKERS WHO WERE DETECTED TRYING TO STEAL VACCINE RESEARCH IN MAY

>> EXPLOSIVE, NEW ALLEGATIONS THIS MORNING FROM THE PRESIDENT'S NIECE, MARY TRUMP, WHOSE BOOK ABOUT THE PRESIDENT HITS STORES THIS WEEK SELLING NEARLY A MILLION COPIES ON THE FIRST DAY, ALONE GEOFF BENNETT HAS MORE >> Reporter: A STUNNING, NEW ACCUSATION FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NIECE MARY TRUMP TELLING MSNBC'S RACHEL MADDOW, SHE'S HEARD THE PRESIDENT USE ANTI-SEMITIC SLURS AND THE N WORD >> I HAVE TO PRESS YOU ON IT A LITTLE BIT IF — JUST TO ASK IF THE PRESIDENT, IF YOUR UNCLE, WAS AN EXCEPTION TO THAT IN YOUR FAMILY OR IF HE — HE — YOU EVER HEARD HIM EXPRESS, EITHER USE ANTI-SEMITIC SLURS OR THE N WORD OR OTHER RACIST SLURS OR SENTIMENTS LIKE THAT DO YOU MEAN THIS WAS AN AMBIENT THING IN YOUR FAMILY BUT YOU DIDN'T EVER HEAR IT FROM HIM OR DID YOU HEAR IT FROM HIM, TOO? >> YEAH, OF COURSE, I DID

AND I DON'T THINK THAT SHOULD SURPRISE ANYBODY GIVEN HOW VIRULENTLY RACIST HE IS, TODAY >> HAVE YOU HEARD — HAVE YOU HEARD THE PRESIDENT USE THE N WORD >> YEAH AND ANTI-SEMITIC SLURS, SPECIFICALLY >> YES >> A WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL, IN RESPONSE, TELLS NBC NEWS, THIS IS A BOOK OF FALSEHOODS, PLAIN AND SIMPLE THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T USE THOSE WORDS IN RECENT WEEKS, THE PRESIDENT HAS SEIZED ON DIVISIVE CULTURE WARS, AND RELIED ON RACE-BATING RHETORIC TO FIRE UP HIS BASE BUT ANOTHER NEW ROUND OF POLLS SHOWS HIM TRAILING JOE BIDEN BY DOUBLE DIGITS, NATIONWIDE AND IN KEY BATTLEGROUND STATES A NEW NBC NEWS/"WALL STREET JOURNAL" POLL FINDS THE PRESUMPTIVE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE WITH A LEAD OVER PRESIDENT TRUMP

IN BATTLEGROUND STATES, BIDEN HOLDING A LEAD OF 12 POINTS THE PRESIDENT SHAKING UP HIS CAMPAIGN STAFF, DEMOTING CAMPAIGN MANAGER BRAD PARSCALE REPLACING HIM WITH DEPUTY CAMPAIGN MANAGER, BILL STEPIEN A VETERAN REPUBLICAN OPERATIVE >> AND A WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL TELLS US, IN RESPONSE TO MARY TRUMP'S ALLEGATION, QUOTE, THIS IS A BOOK OF FALSEHOODS, PLAIN AND SIMPLE THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T USE THOSE WORDS PHILLIP >> ALL RIGHT, GEOFF, THANK YOU

>> JEOPARDY HOST ALEX TREBEK SHARED A POSITIVE HEALTH UPDATE FOR HIS FANS >> I'VE BEEN DOING WELL I'VE BEEN CONTINUING MY TREATMENT, AND IT IS PAYING OFF THOUGH, IT DOES FATIGUE ME A GREAT DEAL MY NUMBERS ARE GOOD I AM FEELING GREAT I CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN TO THE STUDIO AND START RECORDING SHOWS FOR THE NEW SEASON IN SEPTEMBER

>> TREBEK WROTE A BOOK A MEMOIR TITLED THE ANSWER IS REFLECTIONS ON MY LIFE IT'S SET TO BE PUBLISHED JULY 21st SO GREAT TO SEE HIM DOING SO WELL AND SO MANY THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO THE BOOK AND THEN COMING BACK TO JEOPARDY >> WE GOT A COAST TO COAST SCORCHER WEEKEND AHEAD OF US NBC METEOROLOGIST BILL KARINS IS HERE TO TELL US MORE ABOUT THAT HEY, BILL, GOOD MORNING >> HEY, GOOD MORNING TO YOU GUYS A LOT OF RED MIND ME SOLET' GET INTO TODAY'S FORECAST WE HAVE A CHANCE OF SEVERE STORMS IN AREAS OF THE NORTHERN PLAINS BUT THE HEAT IS THE BIG STORY OF THE WE ARE STARTING TO SEE THE HEAT EXPANDING TO THE EAST COAST TODAY, 93 IN D

C ONLY THE NORTHEAST GETS THE EXCEPTION TODAY THEN THE HEAT MOVES IN FOR THIS UPCOMING WEEKEND HOT AND HUMID ARRIVES IN THE MIDATLANTIC AND THE NORTHEAST AS WE GO INTO YOUR SATURDAY VERY HOT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY LOOK AT THAT 105 IN WESTERN KANSAS AREAS OF WEST TEXAS STILL IN THE HUNDREDS AND THEN, AS WE GO THROUGHOUT YOUR SUNDAY, THAT'S WHETHER IT ARRIVES IN AREAS OF THE NORTHEAST AND NEW ENGLAND THAT'S A LOOK AT YOUR WEATHER FOR THE DAY

NOW, HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY-AHEAD FORECAST WHILE WE ARE CONTINUING TO WATCH THOSE TEMPERATURES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY GOING TO WARP WARM UP A LOT IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS AND ALSO UP TOWARDS AREA OF NORTH DAKOTA WE'LL TALK ABOUT SOME OF THOSE SPECIFIC NUMBERS COMING UP GUYS >> ALL RIGHT BILL, THANK >> FT LAUDERDALE POLICE BODY CAMERA CAPTURED THE RARE MOMENT OF A KANGAROO ON THE LOOSE OFFICERS MANAGED TO GET THE KANGAROO TO HOP CLOSER TO HIM

AFTER A FEW TRIES, THEY WERE ABLE TO SAFELY WRANGLE THE ROO AND PUT IT IN THE BACKSEAT OF THEIR SQUAD CAR TURNS OUT THE MARSUPIAL ESCAPED FROM ITS OWNER BEEN TURNED OVER TO THE WILDLIFE COMMISSION I DON'T >>> LADING THE NEWS TYLER PERRY'S ONCE AGAIN GIVING BACK TO HIS ATLANTA COMMUNITY THE MEDIA MOGUL DONATED 1,000 KROGER GIFT CARDS TO FAMILIES IMPACTED BY THE PANDEMIC PERRY SAID THIS IS ABOUT GOOD PEOPLE WHO NEED A HAND UP, NOT A HANDOUT MEANWHILE, METALLICA DRUMMER LARS ULRICH IS RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT FOOD INSECURITY AND HUNGER IN THE UNITED

IN AN INTERVIEW WITH SAMANTHA B, HE DISCUSSED THE BAND'S WORK WITH FEEDING AMERICA SO GREAT TO SEE ALL THESE GUYS, WITH THEIR FAME, WITH THEIR MONEY >> STEPPING UP >> YEP >> STEPPING UP TO HELP >>> A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY INTO THE MASSIVE TWITTER HACK THAT COMPROMISED ACCOUNTS OF JOE BIDEN, BARACK OBAMA, BILL GATES, AND MANY MORE NBC'S JOLENE KENT IS FOLLOWING ALL THE DEVELOPMENTS FOR US

JOE, GOOD MORNING >> PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING IT'S THE TWITTER HACK EVERYWHERE IS TALKING ABOUT BECAUSE THE HACKERS ARE STILL UNIDENTIFIED AND THE BIG QUESTION IS, WHAT DOES THIS HACK MEAN FOR THE UPCOMING 2020 GENERAL ELECTION THE SFFBI IS LEADING A NEW INVESTIGATION INTO THE MOST HIGH-PROFILE HACK IN TWITTER HISTORY SOME ACCOUNTS OF ITS MOST FAMOUS USERS, INCLUDING FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, JEFF BEZOS, AND KANYE WEST WERE TAKEN OVER BY CYBERCRIMINALS UNIDENTIFIED HACKERS USED ACCOUNTS TO ASK PEOPLE TO SEND THEM BIT COIN, SCAMMING THEM OUT OF OVER $100,000 TWITTER SAYS IT IS COOPERATING WITH THE FBI, AND TAKING STEPS TO ENSURE THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN AGAIN CALLING THE INCIDENT A COORDINATED SOCIAL ENGINEERING ATTACK BY PEOPLE WHO SUCCESSFULLY TARGETED SOME OF OUR EMPLOYEES WITH ACCESS TO INTERNAL SYSTEMS >> A SOCIAL ENGINEER IS GOING TO TRY AND GAIN ACCESS TO A SYSTEM OR MONEY OR DATA, BY TRYING TO LEVERAGE SOME EXPLOIT IN A PERSON WHETHER THAT IS THEIR SUSCEPTIBILITY TO BEING BRIBED OR TRYING TO GAIN ACCESS BY PHISHING OVER E-MAIL

>> REPUBLICAN JOSH HOLLY SENDING THIS LETTER TO TWITTER CEO JACK DORSEY, ASKING WHETHER PRESIDENT TRUMP'S ACCOUNT IS UNDER THREAT DEMOCRAT RICHARD BLUMENTHAL SAYING THIS HACK BODES ILL FOR NOVEMBER BALLOTING >> THIS IS JUST I THINK A REALLY GOOD CLOSE CALL THEY COULD HAVE, YOU KNOW, THROUGH CONTROLLING THE TWITTER ACCOUNTS OF MAJOR CEOs, THEY COULD HAVE TANKED THE STOCK PRICES OF THOSE COMPANIES THEY COULD HAVE USED THE POLITICIAN ACCOUNTS TO CREATE A WORLDWIDE PANIC

>> A WAKEUP CALL, WITH LESS THAN FOUR MONTHS TO ELECTION DAY AND FOR THE AVERAGE USER, TWITTER IS SAYING YOU DON'T NEED TO WORRY ABOUT RESETTING YOUR PASSWORD IN A NEW STATEMENT, TWITTER SUPPORT TWEETED OUT SAYING, WE HAVE NO EVIDENCE THAT ATTACKERS ACCESSED PASSWORD CLOSEST IMAGES OF THE SUN EVER TAKEN THEY WERE SENT BACK BY THE EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCIES AND NASA'S SOLAR ORBITER, WHICH COMPLETED ITS FIRST CLOSE PASS SINCE MID-JUNE AND WHEN WE SAY CLOSE, THEY MEAN 48 MILLION MILES SCIENTISTS HOPE THE IMAGES WILL HELP THEM UNDERSTAND THE SUN SUN'S ATMOSPHERIC LAYERS >> I AM SEEING A WHOLE BUNCH OF IMAGES OF THE GRINCH IN THOSE PATTERNS RIGHT THERE

>> RIGHT >> MOVING ON NOW TO THE CORONAVIRUS FOR MOST OF THE COUNTRY, TODAY WAS GOING TO BE ANOTHER SUMMER SCORCHER THAT MEANS A LOT OF US WILL BE CRANKING UP THE AC TO GET SOME RELIEF FROM THE HEAT BUT NOW, WE'RE HEARING THAT AIR CONDITIONING COULD, ALSO, BE SPR SPREADING THE VIRUS NBC'S KARI SANDERS HAS DETAILS >> Reporter: AS THE NATION BAKES AGAIN TODAY, AND AC UNITS FIGHT TO KEEP US COOL EXPERTS SAY THAT REFRESHING FLOW OF AIR COULD ALSO BE SPREADING CORONAVIRUS YET, ONE MORE WORRY, AS WE SANITIZE OUR HANDS, SOCIAL DISTANCE, AND MASK UP

>> WE'RE MORE PARANOID THAN EVER >> WE'RE WEARING THE GOOD MASKS >> HOW DO WE KNOW AC MIGHT SPREAD COVID STUDIES CONDUCTED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND REVEAL SOME ACs CAN SPREAD VIRUSES, WHILE OTHERS DO NOT THOSE SMALL WINDOW AIR CONDITIONERS MAY DRIVE UP YOUR ELECTRIC BILL BUT THEY'RE, ALSO, MORE LIKELY TO BE SAFE, ACCORDING TO RESEARCHERS

WHILE CENTRAL UNITS, ESPECIALLY THOSE BIG ONES THAT COOL ENTIRE BUILDINGS, GROCERY STORES, AND SCHOOLS, CAN BE PROBLEMATIC >> WOULD YOU GO INTO A BUILDING RIGHT NOW, THAT HAS CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING, AND IT'S A BIG, LARGE SPACE? EVEN IF PEOPLE ARE SOCIALLY DISTANCED? >> IT'S A VERY HARD QUESTION >> DOCTOR IS A MECHANICAL ENGINEER HER RESEARCH FOCUSING ON INDOOR AIR QUALITY >> AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM THAT HAS A LOT OF FRESH AIR, OR IT'S CLEANED THROUGH VERY EFFICIENT FILTERS, WOULD BE SAFE FOR YOU IF YOU ARE IN THE SPACE WHERE THE AIR IS NOT VERY FRESH AND CLEAN, YOU WOULD BE BEING EXPOSED TO CORONAVIRUS, POTENTIALLY, IF SOMEBODY IN THE ENVIRONMENT HAS IT >> IS THERE A WORKAROUND A COSTLY REDESIGN OF AN ENTIRE AC SYSTEM TO FORCE COOL AIR THROUGH ADVANCED FILTERS IS AN OPTION BUT RESEARCH, ALSO, FOUND THAT UV LIGHTS CAN KILL VIRUSES THOSE ULTRAVIOLET LIGHTS ARE COMMONLY HID IN CEILINGS

>> YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE ULTRAVIOLET LIGH >>> WELCOME BACK TO "EARLY TODAY 6 MILLION PEOPLE AT RISK OF SEVERE WEATHER LATER TODAY A LARGE COMPLEX OF STORMS WITH WIND DAMAGE IS POSSIBLE WATCH OUT AROUND FARGO AND HEADIN >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES, FUTURES WERE UP SLIGHTLY THIS MORNING, FOLLOWING THURSDAY'S VOLATILE SESSION THE DOW SNAPPED A FOUR-DAY WINNING STREAK DROPPING 135 POINTS >> NETFLIX GETS A BOOST OF SUBSCRIBERS WITH A WHOPPING 10 MILLION NEW USERS WORLDWIDE BETWEEN APRIL AND JUNE HASTINGS SAID THEY HAVE BEEN PARTNERS FOR YEARS AND THIS JUST MAKES IT FORMAL NOW >> A FEDERAL JUDGE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE FOR THE RELEASE OF MIGRANT CHILDREN IN I

CE DETENTION CENTERS THE CHILDREN WERE SUPPOSED TO BE RELEASED BY TODAY BUT NEGOTIATIONS ARE ONGOING ABOUT HOW THEY WILL BE RELEASED I

CE IS OPPOSED TO RELEASING THE PARENTS SO THEY RUN THE RISK OF BEING SEPARATED >> AN ALL-OUT BLITZ OVER THE NFL'S PLANS TO PROTECT PLAYERS FROM CORONAVIRUS OR LACK THEREOF HE TWEETED A LIST OF QUESTIONS STILL UNANSWERED HEADING INTO THE SEASON EMPHASIZING THEY WANT TO PLAY

HE SAID THE LEAGUE HAS YET TO PROVIDE A VALID INFECTIOUS DISEASE, EMERGENCY-RESPONSE PLAN THAT INCLUDES HOW TESTING WILL WORK AND HOW A POSITIVE TEST WOULD AFFECT THE TEAM AS WATT POINTED OUT, ROOKIES ARE SET TO REPORT TO CAMP MONDAY >> TOURISTS STEPPED ON TO THE TOP FLOOR HE HAVE THE EIFFEL TOWER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MONTHS HERE'S NBC'S KELLY >> FRANCE CELEBRATING BASTILLE DAY THIS WEEK THE COUNTRY'S NATIONAL HOLIDAY AND IN ANOTHER SIGN THINGS ARE GETTING BACK TO NORMAL, THE VERY TOP OF THE EIFFEL TOWER, ALSO, BACK IN BUSINESS WITH STRICT SOCIAL DISTANCING, OF COURSE, NO MORE THAN 250 PEOPLE ALLOWED UP TOP, AT ANY TIME TOURISM BRINGS MORE THAN 30 MILLION VISITORS TO FRANCE IN A NORMAL YEAR

THE EIFFEL TOWER, ONE OF THE BIGGEST ATTRACTIONS NOW, SIX WEEKS AFTER LOCKDOWN ENDED, PARISIANS AND BRAVE TOURISTS, EXCITED >> EVEN IF THE CONDITIONS ARE NOT ALWAYS VERY EASY, WE CAN HAVE SOME PLACES, LIKE THE A EIFFEL TOWER WHERE PEOPLE CAN HAVE SOME GOOD TIME AND IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR US >> OTHER LANDMARKS COMING BACK TO LIFE DISNEY LAND PARIS, PARTIALLY REOPENING

BUT NO KISSING AT DISNEY LAND PARIS MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT THE THEME PARK AND SO ARE RESERVATIONS NBC NEWS, LONDON >> SO, VERY SLOWLY, THAT LIST IS GROWING A LITTLE BIT LONGER OF ALL THESE WORLD LANDMARKS THAT ARE STARTING TO REOPEN >> LIKE YOU SAID, SLOWLY, BUT SURELY, IT WAS SO ODD IT IS SO ODD TO SEE ALL THESE ICONIC LANDMARKS EMPTY, FOR SO >>> IF EVERYONE CAN ADOPT THE PRACTICE OF WEARING A FACE MASK, FOR THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS, WE WILL BE ABLE TO GET COVID-19 UNDER CONTROL

>> TEXAS'S GOVERNOR, JOINING MANY OTHERS IN THE PUSH TO GET EVERYONE TO WEAR A MASK BUT NOT ALL STATES ARE ON BOARD, AS THE US SURPASSES A SINGLE DAY RECORD NUMBER OF CASES >> THE BATTLE OVER TESTING WHAT'S THE BEST METHOD AND CAN IT HELP GET OUR KIDS BACK INTO THE CLASSROOM ANY FASTER ONE NEW JERSEY SCHOOL IS ALREADY OPEN WITH KIDS IN LEARNING PODS

WE'LL TAKE YOU THERE >> THIS MORNING, WE HAVE GOT AN UPDATE ON THE HEALTH OF JEOPARDY'S ALEX TREBEK >> AND AFTER A FIVE-MONTH BREAK, TIGER WOODS COMES ROARING BACK AT THE MEMORIAL, AS HE TRIES TO BREAK SAM SNEDE'S RECORD 82 VICTORIES IT'S FRIDAY "EARLY TODAY" STARTS NOW >>> GOOD MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA

>> GOOD TO BE WITH YOU I'M FRANCES RIVERA AS THE CORONAVIRUS CONTINUES SWEEPING ACROSS THE NATION, MAYORS, GOVERNORS, AND LAWMAKERS, ARE AT ODDS OVER MASK REGULATIONS THE US IS LEADING THE WORLD WITH 25% OF REPORTED CORONAVIRUS CASES IN JUST 24 HOURS, WE'VE HAD A RECORD 73,000 CONFIRMED CASES

THERE ARE NOW NEARLY 4 MILLION AMERICANS INFECTED >> CALIFORNIA SENATOR DIANE FEINSTEIN IS TRYING TO HOLD STATES ACCOUNTABLE SHE IS PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT THAT WOULD BLOCK STATES FROM RECEIVING STIMULUS FUNDING IF THEY DON'T IMPLEMENT MASK MANDATES SHE SAYS WEARING MASKS SHOULD BE MANDATORY >> AS NEW YORK CITY FWAERS UP TO ENTER PHASE FOUR OF REOPENING, IT WILL NOT INCLUDE INDOOR DINING OR MALLS AND MUSEUMS GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO, ALSO, UNVEILED A THREE STRIKES AND YOU'RE CLOSED RULE FOR BARS AND RESTAURANTS IF THEY RACK UP THREE VIOLATIONS, THEY GET SHUT DOWN >> TYLER PERRY, ONCE AGAIN, GIVING BACK TO HIS ATLANTA COMMUNITY

THE MEDIA MOGUL DONATED 1,000 KROGER GIFT CARDS, WORTH 50 BUCKS EACH, TO FAMILIES IMPACTED BY THE PANDEMIC POLICE OFFICERS WENT DOOR TO DOOR HANDING THEM OUT >> AND DOCTORS AND NURSES ARE LENDING A HELPING HAND TO HOUSTON IN AN EFFORT TO MEET GROWING DEMANDS FOR CORONAVIRUS TESTING 24 OF THEM SET UP TESTING SITES AT TWO TEXAS CHURCHES BRINGING ALONG EQUIPMENT AND OTHER SUPPLIES TO HELP

>> WITH SEVERE OUTBREAKS HAPPENING IN SEVERAL STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, HOSPITALS ARE FEELING THE STRAIN AND OFFICIALS ARE CONCERNED THEY MAY HIT A BREAKING POINT OUR ALICE BARR IS IN WASHINGTON WITH THE LATEST >> Reporter: SIX MONTHS INTO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, CASES ARE SURGING HOSPITALS, FILLING UP HOTSPOTS, SHUTTING DOWN AND MANY OF THE SAME FIGHTS, STILL, RAGING ON >> THERE'S NO REASON FOR THIS NATION TO BE GOING THROUGH WHAT IT'S GOING THROUGH NOW WE LEARNED THESE LESSONS MONTH A OOS AGO

>> ARKANSAS AND COLORADO MANDATING MASKS STATEWIDE WHILE GEORGIA'S GOVERNOR IS TRYING TO REVERSE MASK ORDERS IN AT LEAST 15 CITIES ATLANTA'S MAYOR, DEFIANT >> IF YOU WANT TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR CUSTOMERS, YOU SHOULD WEAR A MASK OUR POLICIES ARE ENFORCEABLE AND THEY STAND >> WITH STATE AND LOCAL LEADERS, EACH, FOLLOWING THEIR OWN PATH MANY FACING CRITICAL DELAYS IN TESTING AND STRUGGLING TO ESTABLISH CONTACT TRACING THEY'RE, ONCE AGAIN, LOOKING TO THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FOR A COORDINATED FEDERAL RESPONSE

>> WE JUST NEED THE PRESIDENT TO LEAD AND FOCUS ON THESE ISSUES >> A NEW NBC NEWS/"WALL STREET JOURNAL" POLL FINDS JUST 37% APPROVE OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S HANDLING OF THE VIRUS AND WITH HIS DEMOCRATIC RIVAL, JOE BIDEN, NOW LEADING BY 11 POINTS IN THE SAME POLL THE PRESIDENT IS REPLACING HIS CAMPAIGN MANAGER, JUST FOUR MONTHS BEFORE THE ELECTION AS PRESIDENT TRUMP BANKS ON AN ECONOMIC RECOVERY TO BOOST HIS CAMPAIGN >> WE'RE GOING TO GET THINGS DONE THAT THEY HAVE WANTED TO SEE DONE FOR A LONG, LONG TIME

>> NEWS MORE THAN 4 MILLION AMERICANS FILED FIRST-TIME UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS FOR THE 17th STR STRAIGHT WEEK AND WITH EXTRA BENEFITS SET TO EXPIRE AT THE END OF THIS MONTH, LAWMAKERS ARE NEGOTIATING THE NEXT CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BILL NOW, EXPECTED TO BE AT LEAST ANOTHER TRILLION DOLLARS IN WASHINGTON, ALICE BARR, NBC NEWS >> HEALTH EXPERTS ARE SOUNDING ALARMS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS TESTING IN AMERICA THERE ARE CONCERNS THE US NEEDS TO DRASTICALLY RAMP UP TESTING EFFORTS TO TRACE AND CONTAIN THE VIRUS

NBC' NBC'S TOM COSTELLO AS THIS PORT >> IN NEARLY EVERY CORNER OF THE NATION, POP UP TESTING SITES HAVE TURNED INTO TRAFFIC JAMS NOW, HEALTHCARE RESEARCHERS AT THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION WARN AMERICA FACES AN IMPENDING DISASTER IF IT DOESN'T DRAMATICALLY INCREASE TESTING FROM 45 MILLION PER WEEK, NOW, TO 30 MILLION PER WEEK BY OCTOBER

AND CONGRESS NEEDS TO SPEND $75 BILLION TO RAMP UP THE TESTING, INCLUDING RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS RESULTS IN 20 MINUTES >> RIGHT NOW, AMERICA HAS TWO CHOICES JUST SHUT EVERYTHING DOWN, OR LET HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS DIE OUR GROUP HAS COME TOGETHER TO OFFER AN ALTERNATIVE OPTION, WHICH IS USING TESTING AS A WAY OUT

>> RESEARCHERS SAY TEST RESULTS, NOW, ARE TAKING FAR TOO LONG SOMETIMES, UP TO TWO WEEKS WHEN THEY SHOULD TAKE 48 HOURS OR LESS AND A NEW REPORT FROM THE MEDICAL JOURNAL LANCET SAYS TEST RESULTS THAT TAKE THREE DAYS OR MORE MAKE IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS THE CHALLENGE TRACING EVERYONE WITH WHOM THEY'VE HAD CONTACT FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND NEIGHBORS STORE CLERKS EVEN A FOOD DELIVERY PERSON RESEARCHERS SAY EACH INFECTED PERSON TRANSMITS THE VIRUS TO ANOTHER TWO AND A HALF PEOPLE

BUT PHYSICAL DISTANCING CAN CUT THAT NUMBER IN HALF IN NEW YORK, AARON WEAKS STAYED AT HOME FOR TWO WEEKS WAITING FOR HIS TEST RESULTS >> I THINK IT'S VERY DIFFICULT FOR PEOPLE TO BE RESPONSIBLE, ESPECIALLY YOUNGER PEOPLE, WHEN IT TAKES 14 DAYS, PLUS, TO GET TEST RESULTS >> BECAUSE THE COUNTRY ISN'T KEEPING UP WITH THE VIRUS, MORE PATIENTS ARE FLOODING ERs AND ICUs IN HOUSTON, THE ARMY HAS BEEN CALLED IN TO HELP AT ONE HOSPITAL >> THE PATIENTS ARE SICK, AND THIS ISN'T A WAY THAT I WANT TO DIE

I DON'T WANT TO DIE LIKE I CAN'T BREATHE, EVEN THOUGH I'M ON A VENTILATOR >> AT MEMORIAL REGIONAL HOSPITAL OUTSIDE OF MIAMI, THEY HAVE TURNED AN AUDITORIUM INTO A PATIENT WARD >> WHILE THE NUMBERS CONTINUE TO CLIMB, EXPONENTIALLY, WE ARE MAKING EVERY EFFORT TO NEVER, EVER BE ABLE TO TURN A PATIENT AWAY >> AND THE NUMBERS KEEP CLIMBING NEARLY A THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE NOW DYING IN THE US

, EVERY SINGLE DAY FROM COVID AND THAT NUMBER IS UP 50% IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS FRANCES >> ALARMING TOM, THANK YOU >> THE SCORCHING NEW TELL-ALL FROM THE PRESIDENT'S NIECE IS FLYING OFF SHELVES THIS MORNING MARY TRUMP'S BOOK SHATTERED RECORDS FOR PUBLISHER SIMON AND SCHUSTER, SELLING NEARLY A MILLION COPIES ON THE FIRST DAY ALONE

BUT MORE INSIDE THE BOOK THAT'S MAKING HEADLINES TRACIE, SOME EXPLOSIVE ALLEGATIONS IN THAT BOOK >> WELL, THOSE ALLEGATIONS FROM MARY TRUMP, THE PRESIDENT'S NIECE, THAT HE USED DEROGATORY LANGUAGE AND SHE HEARD IT ANTI-SEMITIC SLURS SHE SAID SHE HEARD HIM USE THE N WORD THAT IT WASN'T JUST THE FAMILY CULTURE BUT THAT HE DID IT, PERSONALLY AND SHE SAID SHE IS CONCERNED ABOUT THE DIRECTION OF THE COUNTRY, IF HE'S NOT DEFEATED IN NOVEMBER >> THIS IS BEYOND PARTISANSHIP THIS IS SO BEYOND PARTY WE NEED TO BE THINKING ABOUT THIS AS AMERICANS WE NEED TO BE THINKING ABOUT WHAT — WHO WE WANT TO BE, AS A PEOPLE, GOING FORWARD

SO, CONTINUING ALONG THIS PATH, WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF DONALD WERE TO BE ELECTED IN 2020, WOULD, I ABSOLUTELY BELIEVE, BE THE END OF THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT I DO NOT BELIEVE THERE'S ANY COMING BACK FROM THIS >> NOW, THE RESPONSE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE IS THAT THE BOOK IS FULL OF FALSEHOODS, AND THAT THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T USE THOSE WORDS BACK TO YOU >> ALL RIGHT TRACIE, THANK YOU >>> DEMOCRATIC DONORS ARE MAKING A RUN ON THE BANK IN THE RACE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CASH ADVANTAGE SEEMED UNSURMOUNTABLE — INSURMOUNTABLE JUST MONTHS AGO BUT JOE BIDEN IS CLOSING THE GAP THE PRESUMPTIVE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE NOW TRAILS BY JUST $53 MILLION BIDEN HAS OUTRAISED HIS OPPONENT FOR TWO MONTHS IN A ROW, AS NEW POLLS SHOW HIM UP DOUBLE DIGITS >> A TEXAS CEMETERY HAS REMOVED A JIM-CROW ERA FENCE THAT SEGREGATED GRAVES OF THOSE WHO WERE LAID TO REST WITH MOVEMENTS NOW FOCUSING ON RACIAL EQUALITY, COMMUNITY LEADERS DECIDED TO TAKE DOWN THE FENCE TO UNITE THE HISTORICALLY BLACK CEMETERY AND THE HISTORICALLY WHITE CEMETERY

>> MICHELLE OBOAMA IS ABOUT TO HOST A NEW PODCAST ON SPOTIFY SHE'LL EXPLORE HOW PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS SHAPE PEOPLE IT PREMIERES ON JULY 29th AND WILL LAST NINE WEEKS >> THE POPULAR APP TIKTOK COULD, SOON, SEE SOME COMPETITION WITHIN WEEKS, FACEBOOK IS EXPECTED TO LAUNCH INSTAGRAM REELS, WHICH WOULD ALLOW USERS TO CREATE 15-SECOND VIDEOS SET TO MUSIC AND PEOPLE CAN ALSO BORROW THE AUDIO FROM THE OTHER VIDEOS THE WHITE HOUSE IS CONSIDERING PUTTING RESTRICTIONS ON THE CHINESE-OWNED TIKTOK >> WHICH WILL BE A REVOLT ON MANY TWEENS AND TEENAGERS ALIKE IF THAT EVER HAPPENS REAL QUICK LET'S TURN NOW TO NBC METEOROLOGIST BILL KARINS WHO IS WITH US AND TALKING ABOUT THIS HEAT WAVE A LOT OF US BRACE OURSELVES FOR

>> YEAH ONE DAY OF A BREAK IN THE NORTHEAST AND THEN THE HEAT WAVE ARRIVES THIS WEEKEND HOTTEST CONDITIONS OF THE ENTIRE SUMMER SO LET'S GET INTO FIRST AREAS OF CONCERN WE HAVE SOME THUNDERSTORMS ROLLING THROUGH AREAS OF NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND AND ALSO THROUGH AREAS OF PENNSYLVANIA AND WEST VIRGINIA AS WE GO THROUGH THE WEEKEND, WE ARE GOING TO STOP TALKING ABOUT THUNDERSTORMS AND ONLY BE TALKING ABOUT HEAT BECAUSE THAT IS THE BIGGEST HEADLINE ALMOST COAST TO COAST 90s IN THE ROCKIES ALL THE WAY TO THE EASTERN SEABOARD SUNDAY, WE GET INTO DANGEROUS LEVELS OF HEAT COULD BE NEARLY 100 DEGREES IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL AND IT COULD FEEL LIKE 110

WE WILL HAVE SCATTERED STORMS IN A FEW SPOTS, CAROLINAS, AND ALSO FLORIDA IF YOU LOOK AT THAT HEAT WAVE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY, IT ALSO CONTINUES BUT WE WON'T SEE HUNDREDS, INSTEAD, IT WILL BE 90s WITH A KNFEW SHOWERS AND STORMS THAT'S THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY NOW, HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR LOCAL FORECAST NOT MANY COOL SPOTS LEFT ON THE WEATHER MAPS THE NORTHERN PLAINS IS WARMING UP IN A HURRY NORTH DAKOTA AT 95 ONE OF THE ONLY COOL SPOTS OUT THERE WILL BE AREAS OF MAINE HIGHS THERE ONLY IN THE 60s

EVEN NEW YORK CITY'S GOING TO HEAT UP THIS WEEKEND, GUYS >> IT'S GOING TO GET UGLY BILL, THANK YOU >> THE PGA TOUR CONTINUED ITS RETURN WITH THE MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT IN OHIO MINUS THE FANS, OF COURSE TIGER WOODS RETURNED AFTER A 5-MONTH BREAK

SHOT A 71 IN THE FIRST ROUND, FIVE SHOTS BEHIND THE LEADER >> IT FELT GOOD I MEAN, I FELT GOOD I WAS A LITTLE BIT RUSTY BUT FELT >>> NEW THREAT THIS MORNING RUSSIAN HACKERS ARE TRYING TO STEAL VACCINE RESEARCH FROM AMERICAN, CANADIAN, AND BRITISH HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS

ACCORDING TO INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES >> IT'S NOT A SURPRISE I THINK — I MEAN, IT'S DEPLORABLE, AND WE CALL IT OUT IN THE STRONGEST POSSIBLE TERMS AND WE ARE TRYING TO MAKE SURE, BY PUBLICIZING THE TECHNICAL DETAILS, THAT PEOPLE CAN DEFEND AGAINST IT >> MARTIN SAID THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THE HACKERS STOLE ANY DATA ONLY THAT THEY INFILTRATED SYSTEMS USING MALWARE AND SPEAR PHISHING RUSSIA DENIES THE ALLEGATIONS ALSO, WARNED ABOUT THE THREAT FROM CHINESE HACKERS WHO SAID THEY WERE DETECTED TRYING TO STEAL VACCINE RESEARCH IN MAY >> AS SCHOOL DISTRICTS CONSIDER REOPENING, THEY MIGHT LEARN FROM THE EXPERIENCE OF ONE SCHOOL IN NEW JERSEY THERE IS ALSO SOME TROUBLING NEWS ABOUT COVID AND KIDS IN FLORIDA

FOR MORE ON THAT, WE TURN TO NBC'S VICKI NGUYEN >> GOOD MORNING, PHILLIP WITH 53 MILLION KIDS IN K-12 SCHOOLS, A LOT OF ANXIOUS FAMILIES WANT TO KNOW WHAT GOING BACK TO SCHOOL LOOKS LIKE IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC AS THE DEBATE OVER OPENING SCHOOLS INTENSIFIES, A STUNNING, NEW STATISTIC FROM FLORIDA 31% OF KIDS TESTED THERE FOR COVID-19 WERE POSITIVE MORE THAN 16,000 THOUGH, EXPERTS WARN, THERE ARE CAVEATS >> THESE ARE KIDS WHO ARE TESTED BECAUSE THEY MORE THAN LIKELY HAD SYMPTOMS SO THIS IS NOT INDICATIVE OF KIDS, OVERALL >> HOSPITALIZATIONS FOR CHILDREN REMAIN VERY RARE, AND NATIONWIDE, DEATH RATE FOR COVID PATIENTS UNDER AGE 25 IS LESS TH THAN

1% IN NEW JERSEY, SUMMER SCHOOL IS OPEN FOR KIDS 18 MONTHS TO KINDERGARTEN WITH A NEW ROUTINE NO ONE WITH A TEMPERATURE OF 1004 OR ABOVE CAN COME TO CLASS AND PARENTS SAY GOOD-BYE OUTSIDE >> WE COMPARE THE PROS AND CONS AND WE CONCLUDE IT'S GOOD IDEA TO SEND THE KIDS HERE

>> HERE, THEY CUT CAPACITY FROM 100 STUDENTS DOWN TO 40 THE KIDS LEARN IN SMALL GROUPS OF TEN OR WHAT SOME EXPERTS CALL PODS REDUCING CONTACT WITH OTHERS SO IF SOMEONE GETS SICK, THE POD CAN BE QUARANTINED >> OF COURSE, THERE'S ALWAYS A RISK BUT IF IT'S GOING AS SMOOTHLY AS HERE, I THINK CHILDREN NEED IT THEY NEED TO BE WITH OTHER CHILDREN >> TEACHERS SIT THE KIDS SIX FEET APART MASKS ARE OPTIONAL AND EACH CHILD BRINGS THEIR OWN SUPPLIES THEY EAT LUNCH AT THEIR DESKS, NOT IN THE CAFETERIA ALMOST EVERYTHING ELSE HAPPENS OUTSIDE AND STAFFERS SANITIZE HIGH-TOUCH SURFACES BETWEEN GROUPS

NEW STEPS TO BALANCE SCHOOL AND SAFETY HOW HAPPY ARE YOU TO BE BACK AT SCHOOL >> SUPERDUPER >> YEAH >> AND THEY ARE THREE WEEKS NOW INTO THE SESSION SO FAR, NO KIDS HAVE GOTTEN SICK CERTAINLY, IT WILL BE MORE OF A CHALLENGE FOR BIGGER SCHOOLS TO MAINTAIN THAT LEVEL OF SOCIAL DISTANCING SOME EXPERTS WANT TO GO FURTHER THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE, HAVE URGED SCHOOLS TO REOPEN BUT THEY ARE RECOMMENDING MASKS FOR ALL TEACHERS AND STUDENTS >>> IT'S EASY TO SAY RACISM IS A THING OF THE PAST

>> BUT IT'S NOT ESPECIALLY, WHEN BLACK PEOPLE DON'T ENJOY THE FULL PROTECTIONS AFFORDED BY THE CONSTITUTION >> AS PROUD AMERICANS, HOW MUCH LONGER CAN WE AVOID AN HONEST LOOK IN THE MIRROR EQUALITY IS AT BAT TOGETHER, WE MUST LEARN AND GROW >> WE DON'T KNOW THE EXACT ANSWER >> JUSTIN TURNER THERE THAT'S JUST A SNIPPET OF A VIDEO BY THE L

A DODGERS CALLED IN THIS TOGETHER, SUPPORTING BLACK LIVES MATTER AND RAISING MONEY FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE CAUSES >> JEOPARDY'S ALEX TREBEK SHARED A POSITIVE HEALTH UPDATE FOR HIS FANS >> I'M DOING WELL I HAVE BEEN CONTINUING MY TREATMENT, AND IT IS PAYING OFF, THOUGH IT DOES FATIGUE ME A GREAT DEAL MY NUMBERS ARE GOOD

I'M FEELING GREAT I CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN TO THE STUDIO, AND START RECORDING SHOWS FOR THE NEW SEASON IN SEPTEMBER >> TREBEK ALSO ADDED HE'S BEEN DOING SO WELL THAT HE WROTE A BOOK, A MEMOIR TITLED "THE ANSWER IS, REFLECTIONS ON MY LIFE" IT'S SET TO BE PUBLISHED JULY 21st >> LOOKS GOOD THERE GLAD TO SEE HIM LOOKING HEALTHY

>> LOOK FORWARD TO THAT BOOK AND THE FALL WHEN HE COMES BACK TO JEOPARDY >> ALL RIGHT HERE IS SOME PROOF THAT HEROES, THEY COME IN ALL SIZES 6-YEAR-OLD BRIDGER WALKER IS RECOVERING AFTER RUSHING TO PROTECT HIS 4-YEAR-OLD SISTER FROM A DOG ATTACK A GERMAN SHEPHERD MIX LUNGED AT THE KIDS IN FRONT OF HIS HOUSE IN WYOMING AND WITHOUT THINKING, BRIDGER STEPPED RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIS SISTER A POST ABOUT HIS HEROICS WENT VIRAL AND OFTEN CAUGHT THE EYE OF CAPTAIN AMERICA HIMSELF HE REACHED OUT AND SAID WHAT HE DID WAS SO BRAVE AND HE SENT HIM AN AUTHENTIC SHIELD FROM THE AVENGERS >> A 6-YEAR-OLD, TOO KUDOS TO THE PARENTS FOR INSTILLING THAT IN THEIR >>> WELCOME BACK TO "EARLY TODAY

THE HEAT ADVISORIES AND WARNING AND WATCHES, STARTING TO DOT THE MAP HERE MINNEAPOLIS IS UNDER HEAT WATCH, ALONG WITH PHILADELPHIA AND THESE WILL STAND TODAY AND THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND OKLAHOMA CITY WILL FEEL LIKE 106 DEGREES WE WILL ALSO BE WATCHING HEAT EXPANDING BY THE TIME WE GET TO SATURDAY, IT WILL FEEL LIKE 108 IN MINNEAPOLIS, OF ALL PLACES AND THEN, BY THE TIME WE >>> A WORKER ON THE FRONT LINES OF THE CORONAVIRUS BATTLE FOUND A UNIQUE WAY TO UNWIND AFTER SPENDING EIGHT LONG WEEKS HELPING PATIENTS IN A BRONX ICU, A PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT DECIDED TO DECOMPRESS WITH AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY REPORTER ADAM HARDING FROM OUR WNBC AFFILIATE HAS THIS STORY >> Reporter: AS THERESA MADE HER WAY DOWN THIS STATEN ISLAND BOARDWALK, HER FAMILY WAS RIGHT THERE ON THE BEACH CHEERING HER ON FOR THE LAST LEG OF A CROSS-COUNTRY BIKE RIDE THAT BEGAN MORE THAN AMONTH AGO

>> IT'S AN OVERWHELMING FEELING >> THERESA HAD JUST FINISHED AN EIGHT-WEEK STRETCH VOLUNTEERING AS A PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT IN THE COVID UNIT OF A BRONX HOSPITAL >> YOU GOT TO ANSWER THE CALL AND DEEP DOWN INSIDE, IN YOUR HEART, YOU MIGHT BE A LITTLE SCARED BUT I KNEW IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO >> MOST OF HER PATIENTS WERE ON VENTILATORS IN THE EPICENTER OF THE NATION'S OUTBREAK

AND WHEN IT WAS TIME TO HEAD HOME TO BUFFALO, SHE HAD AN IDEA >> I NEEDED MY OWN MEANTAL DECOMPRESSION, AND I REALLY IMPECH WUSLY JUST BOUGHT A ONE-WAY TICKET TO PORTLAND, OREGON I DIDN'T EVEN HAVE A BIKE I BOUGHT THIS BIKE OFF OF CRAIG'S LIST THE DAY I LANDED AND STARTED RIDING EAST THE VERY NEXT DAY AS SHE WAS TRAVELING ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THERESA MADE SURE TO BRING HER CAMERA WITH HER SHE WANTED TO TAKE VIDEO AND PHOTOS OF HER ENTIRE JOURNEY, 3,200 MILES AND A LOT OF STORIES THAT SHE'LL NEVER FORGET >> WILD SUMMER STORMS ALONG THE HIGHWAY, TO THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS WHO LET HER SLEEP IN THEIR CORNFIELDS IT WAS THE EXPERIENCE SHE NEEDED AFTER WITNESSING SO MUCH PAIN IN THE HOSPITAL >> I DISCOVERED THE MEANING OF THE RIDE, AS I WENT >> WHEN SHE FINALLY FINISHED HER JOURNEY WEDNESDAY, THERESA TOOK HER BIKE INTO THE OCEAN HAVING TRAVELED FROM THE PACIFIC TO THE ATLANTIC

IT WAS EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN THAT SHOWED HER WHAT SHE WAS LOOKING FOR >> THIS IS A DIFFICULT TIME BUT WE ARE A STRONG — WE ARE A STRONG COUNTRY AND WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER >> THANKS TO WNBC'S ADAM HARDING FOR THAT REPORT SHE IS ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE NOT ONLY GOING THROUGH THAT JOURNEY

BUT TO CHOOSE TO VOLUNTEER SHE DIDN'T HAVE TO >> LIKE YOU SAID, AMAZING PERSON ALL THE WAY AROUND AND DESERVES TO LET OFF SOME STEAM THAT WAY >> WOW WE APPLAUD HER >> KUDOS >> POLICE BODY CAM VIDEO CAPTURING THE MOMENT OFFICERS IN SOUTH FLORIDA CAPTURED A LOOSE KANGAROO CHECK THIS OUT IF THE LAUDERDALE POLICE MANAGED TO GET THE KANGAROO TO HOP CLOSER TO HIM

AFTER A FEW TRIES, THEY WERE ABLE TO WRANGLE THE ROO IN THE BACKSEAT OF THE CAR SO NOW, IT'S UP TO FLORIDA OFFICIALS TO DECIDE ON ITS NEW HOME THAT WAS A SMART >>> WE ARE SIX MONTHS INTO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC AND THE NATION NOW HITTING NEW RECORD DAILY CASES REPORTED HOT SPOTS SHUTTING DOWN AGAIN >>> THE ALARMING REPORTS OF RUSSIAN HACKERS ACCUSED OF TRYING TO STEAL CORONAVIRUS VACCINE RESEARCH >> WHY WAS A 14-YEAR-OLD SHOT BY POLICE NO ONE TOLD HER THAT FACT UNTIL WEEKS LATER THE BOY SURVIVED BUT THIS MORNING A FAMILY STRUGGLES TO FIND ANSWERS >> THE CLOSEST IMAGES EVER TAKEN OF THE SUN'S SURFACE WE'RE JUST HEATING UP ON THIS FRIDAY, JULY 17th AND "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >>> GOOD MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA >> I'M FRANCES RIVERA

AS WE HEAD IN A COAST TO COAST WEEKEND HEAT WAVE THE CORONAVIRUS CONTINUES SWEEPING ACROSS THE NATION THE UNITED STATES IS DUBIOUSLY LEADING THE WORLD WITH 25% OF REPORTED CORONAVIRUS CASES IN JUST 24 HOURS WE'VE HAD A RECORD 73,000 NEWLY CONFIRMED CASES IN GEORGIA, GOVERNOR BRYAN KEMP IS NOT ONLY REFUSING TO MANDATE MASKS IN PUBLIC GEORGIA HAS OVER 131,000 CASES MAYOR WILL BE A GUEST ON "TODAY" LATER THIS MORNING >>> AFTER A SPEAK IN HOSPITALIZATIONS COLORADO GOVERNOR ISSUED A STATEWIDE MASK MANDATE THE ORDER APPLIES TO EVERYONE OVER THE AGE OF 11 AND IS SET UNTIL AUGUST 15th >>> CALIFORNIA SENATOR IS TRYING TO HOLD STATES ACCOUNTABLE SHE'S PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT THAT WOULD BLOCK STATES FROM GETTING STIMULUS FUNDING UNLESS THEY HAVE MASK MANDATES

>>> TYLER PERRY DONATED KROGER GIFT CARDS TO FAMILIES IMPACTED BY THE PANDEMIC PLA ATLANTA POLICE OFFICERS WENT DOOR TO DOOR TO HAND THEM OUT >> AND FOOD INSECURITY IN THE UNITED STATES IN AN INTERVIEW HE DISCUSSED THE BAND'S WORK WITH FEEDING AMERICA AND SAID ONE IN SIX AMERICANS ARE ON TRACK TO BE FOOD INSECURE THIS YEAR >>> WITH SEVERE OUTBREAKS HAPPENING IN SEVERAL STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY HOSPITALS ARE FEELING THE STRAIN AND OFFICIALS ARE CONCERNED THEY MAY HIT A BREAKING POINT ALICE BARR IS IN WASHINGTON WITH THE LATEST

>> Reporter: SIX MONTHS INTO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, CASES ARE SURGING, HOSPITALS FILLING UP, HOT SPOTS SHUTTING DOWN AND MANY OF THE SAME FIGHTS STILL RAGING ON >> THERE'S NO REASON FOR THIS NATION TO BE GOING THROUGH WHAT IT'S GOING THROUGH NOW WE LEARN THESE LESSONS MONTHS AGO >> Reporter: ARKANSAS AND COLORADO MANDATING MASKS STATEWIDE WHILE GEORGIA'S GOVERNOR IS TRYING TO REVERSE MASK ORDERS IN AT LEAST 15 CITIES ATLANTA'S MAYOR DEFIANT >> IF YOU WANT TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR CUSTOMERS YOU SHOULD WEAR MASKS OUR POLICIES ARE ENFORCEABLE AND THEY STAND >> Reporter: WITH STATE AND LOCAL LEADERS FOLLOWING THEIR OWN PATH, MANY STRUGGLING TO ESTABLISH CONTACT TRACING THEY'RE LOOKING TO THE ADMINISTRATION FOR A COORDINATED FEDERAL RESPONSE >> WE NEED THE PRESIDENT TO LEAD AND FOCUS ON THESE ISSUES

>> Reporter: A NEW POLL FINDS JUST 37% APPROVE OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S HANDLING OF THE VIRUS AND WITH HIS DEMOCRATIC RIVAL JOE BIDEN NOW LEADING BY 11 POINTS IN THE SAME POLL THE PRESIDENT IS REPLACING HIS CAMPAIGN MANAGER JUST FOUR MONTHS BEFORE THE ELECTION AS PRESIDENT TRUMP BANKS ON AN ECONOMIC RECOVERY TO BOOST HIS CAMPAIGN >> WE'RE GOING TO GET THINGS DONE THAT THEY'VE WANTED TO SEE DONE FOR A LONG, LONG TIME >> Reporter: NEWS MORE THAN A MILLION AMERICANS FILED FIRST TIME UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS FOR THE 17th STRAIGHT WEEK AND WITH EXTRA UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS SET TO EXPIRE AT THE END OF THIS MONTH LAWMAKERS IN BOTH PARRIES ARE NEGOTIATING THE NEXT CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BILL NOW EXPECTED TO BE AT LEAST ANOTHER TRILLION DOLLARS >> THE WORLD RACES TO MANUFACTURE A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE ACCORDING TO TOP INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS RUSSIAN AND CHINESE HACKERS ARE TRYING TO STEAL RESEARCH MATT BRADLEY HAS MORE

>> Reporter: RUSSIAN HACKERS TRYING TO STEAL CORONAVIRUS VACCINE RESEARCH FROM AMERICAN CANADIAN AND BRITISH HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS ACCORDING TO THE COUNTRY'S INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES THE HEAD OF BRITAIN'S NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY CENTER SAID THEY FIRST NOTICED THE HACKING ATTEMPTS IN FEBRUARY >> IT'S NOT A SURPRISE IT'S DEPLORABLE AND WE CALL THAT IN THE STRONGEST POSSIBLE TERMS AND WE ARE TRYING TO MAKE SURE BY PUBLICIZING THE TECHNICAL DETAILS THAT PEOPLE CAN DEFEND AGAINST IT >> Reporter: THERE'S NO EVIDENCE THAT THE HACKERS STOLE ANY DATA, ONLY THAT THEY INFILTRATED SYSTEMS BELIEVED TO BE BACKED BY RUSSIA AND IMPLICATED BY RUSSIAN HACKS IN 2016 RUSSIA DENIED THE ALLEGATIONS SAYING THEY HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THESE ATTEMPTS

BILL BARR ALSO WARNING FOR CHINESE HACKERS WHO THE FBI SAYS TRIED TO STEAL VACCINE RESEARCH IN MAY >> THEY'VE TARGETED AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES AND FIRMS IN A BIT TO STEAL THE IP RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS TREATMENTS AND VACCINES SOMETIMES DISRUPTING THE WORK OF OUR RESEARCHERS >> Reporter: THE ATTACKS COME JUST AS BRITISH AND AMERICAN RESEARCHERS GET CLOSER TO A VACCINE JOHNSON AND JOHNSON SAYING THEY EXPECT TO START HUMAN TRIALS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE THIS IS SO HIGH STAKES THAT EVEN MEDICAL RESEARCH FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL MAN KIND IS NOT CONSIDERED OFF LIMITS >> THINK OF THE POLITICAL BENEFITS IF YOU COULD ANNOUNCE WE HAVE THE VIRUS — WE HAVE THE VACCINE

WE HAVE THE CURE >> Reporter: A CURE SO VALUABLE IT MAY BE WOTRTH STEALING HE ALSO SAID THAT FIGHTING HACKING IS SIMILAR IN SOME WAYS TO FIGHTING THE CORONAVIRUS JUST SIMPLE PRECAUTIONS FOR SAFETY LIKE NOT CLICKING ON STRANGE LINKS OR PROTECTING YOUR E-MAIL PASS WORD ALL LITTLE THINGS THAT HE REFERRED TO AS DIGITAL HYGIENE >> THANK YOU >>> THE SCORCHING NEW TELL ALL FROM THE PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NIECE IS FLYING OFF SHELVES SELLING NEARLY A MILLION COPIES ON THE FIRST DAY ALONE IT'S WHAT'S INSIDE THE BOOK THAT'S MAKING HEADLINES LET'S GET TO TRACIE POTTS AND SOME EXPLOSIVE ALLEGATIONS IN THAT BOOK >> SHE TALKED ABOUT THOSE EL GAGSS WITH RACHEL MADDOW AND SAID NOT ONLY WAS IT A FAMILY CULTURE TO USE DEROGATORY LANGUAGE BUT THAT SHE PERSONALLY HEARD THE PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP USE LANGUAGE LIKE THAT ANTI-SEMITIC SLURS SPECIFICALLY AND THE N WORD SHE SAYS SHE CEASE CONCERNED ABOUT THE IMPACT HE'S HAVING ON THE COUNTRY AND THINKS HE NEEDS TO BE DEFEATED IN NOVEMBER >> THIS IS BEYOND PARTISANSHIP THIS IS SO BEYOND PARTY

WE NEED TO BE THINKING ABOUT THIS AS AMERICANS WE NEED TO BE THINKING ABOUT WHAT — WHO WE WANT TO BE AS A PEOPLE GOING FORWARD SO CONTINUING ALONG THIS PATH WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF DONALD WERE TO BE ELECTED IN 2020 WOULD I BELIEVE BE THE TEND OF THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT I DO NOT BELIEVE THERE'S ANY COMING BACK FROM THIS >> THE WHITE HOUSE REACTING TO MARY TRUMP'S TELL ALL BOOK SAYING THAT IT'S FULL OF FALSEHOODS AND THAT THE PRESIDENT NEVER USED THOSE WORDS BACK TO YOU >> THANK YOU >>> NASA HAS RELEASED THE CLOSEST IMAGES OF THE SUN EVER TAKEN

THEY WERE SENT BACK BY THE SOLAR ORBITER WHICH COMPLETED ITS FIRST CLOSE PASS SINCE MID JUNE AND THEY MEAN 48 MILLION MILES FROM IT THEY HOPE THE IMAGES WILL HELP THEM UNDERSTAND OUR STARS' ATMOSPHERIC LAYERS YOU KNOW HOW THE SUN IS AFFECTING OUR WEATHER DOWN HERE >> WE ZERNLY DO BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO BE A SCORCHER WEEKEND HERE'S BILL KARINS GOOD MORNING >> WELL, GOOD MORNING WE'RE HEADING INTO THE HOTTEST PERIOD OF THE YEAR THIS WEEKEND IS GOING TO BE EXCEPTIONALLY HOT LIKELY THE HOTTEST WEEKEND SO FAR WE'VE SEEN COAST TO COAST

A FEW SHOWERS AND STORMS OUT THERE ROLLING THROUGH THE NORTHEAST AND THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF SOME MORE HUMID AIR AND ALSO SOME HOTTER AIR IN THE NORTHEAST YESTERDAY WE DID NOT HIT 90 IN DC HUNDREDS IN AREAS OF TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA AS WE HEAD THROUGH SATURDAY, HOT AND HUMID IN THE MID PLAEK A FEW STORMS IN FLORIDA THIS IS THE TIME OF YEAR TO BE HAPPY IF IT RAINS TO COOL YOU OFF

POSSIBLY UPPER 90S, NEAR 100 FROM PHILADELPHIA TO WASHINGTON, DC AND A FEELS LIKE TEMPERATURE BETWEEN 105 AND 110 THAT'S THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY NOW A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR LOCAL FORECAST WELL, WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO WATCH THOSE TEMPERATURES SOARING INTO THE NORTHERN PLAINS WE ALSO HAVE A THREAT OF SOME VERY STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH GUSTY WINDS AND POSSIBLE SMALL HAIL IN AREAS OF NORTH DAKOTA AND MINNESOTA

WE'LL SEE SOME COOLER AIR WE ARE SEEING EXPANSION OF THAT HOT AIR AND MILLIONS MORE PEOPLE WILL BE INCLUDED BY THE END OF THE WEEKEND >> WOW I ONLY SAW SEATTLE WAS LIKE THE ONLY CITY ON THA >>> ON THURSDAY AUTHORITIES REMOVED THE STATUE OF THE BLACK LIVES MATTERS STATUE THE NEW STATUE IS CALLED A SURGE OF POWER THE RESIDENT STEEL SCULPTURE DEPICTS A PROTESTER WHO CLIMBED ON TOP OF THE SAME BASE AFTER THE STATUE WAS PULLED DOWN LAST MONTH >>> SERIES ON INEQUALITY IN AMERICA AND AN NBC NEWS INVESTIGATION THERE'S MOUNTING SCRUTINY OF A LOUISIANA SHERIFF'S OFFICE AFTER A BLACK TEENAGER WAS SHOT IN THE BACK DURING A CHASE

HIS MOTHER IS DEMANDING ANSWERS GABE GUTIERREZ HAS OUR REPORT >> Reporter: TIFFANY McGEE COULDN'T BELIEVE IT, THE PHONE CALL NO MOTHER WANTS TO HEAR >> THEY JUST SAID HE WAS BROUGHT IN WITH A GUNSHOT WOUND >> DID THEY SAY A DEPUTY SHOT HIM >> NO ONE SPOKE UP TO SAY AN OFFICER SHOT MY CHILD

>> Reporter: 14-YEAR-OLD TRE'MALL McGEE WE IN THE HOSPITAL HE HAD BEEN RIDING IN A CAR THAT HAD BEEN REPORTED STOLEN THOUGH HE SAID HE DIDN'T KNOW THAT >> Reporter: THE DRIVER STOPPED, BAILED OUT OF THE CAR AND THE THREE TEENAGERS STARTED RUNNING McGEE JUMPED THIS FENCE AND DEPUTIES CAUGHT UP WITH HIM AS HE TRIED TO CRAWL UNDERNEATH THAT SHED IN THE BACKYARD >> DID YOU REALIZE THE OFFICERS HAD DRAWN THEIR WEAPONS? >> HUH-UH >> WHERE DID HE SHOOT YOU

>> IN MY BACK >> Reporter: THEY DID NOT MENTION THE OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING THREE MONTHS LATER TRE'MALL WAS CHARGED WITH RESISTING AN OFFICER BY FLIGHT AND JEFFERSON PARRISH SHERIFF SAID THE AGENCY WAS INVESTIGATING >> JOOUVENILE RECORDS ARE PROTECTED SO IT'S A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT TRUTHFULLY I DIDN'T KNOW IF IT WAS REPORTED OR NOT REPORTED THREE MONTHS AGO >> BUT TIFFANY McGEE SAYS SHE STRUGGLED TO GET ANSWERS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT SHE RECORDED WHAT SHE SAYS WERE HER INTERACTIONS WITH THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE LIKE THIS ONE IN MAY >> NOT WITH A TASER

>> WITH A FIREARM SIR MY SON HAS A BULLET WOUND THAT IS NEVER GOING TO GO AWAY AT 14 YEARS OLD TO STAND IN MY FACE AND TELL ME YOU DON'T REMEMBER, NOT ONLY YOU DON'T REMEMBER, YOU DIDN'T KNOW? NO, THAT DIDN'T SET WELL WITH MY SPIRIT SO IT WASN'T ABOUT TO JUST STOP THERE >> Reporter: SHE'S NOW ONE OF SEVERAL FAMILIES IN THE PARRISH CALLING FOR A CHANGE IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS AT LEAST 12 BLACK AND LATINO MEN AND BOYS HAVE DIED DURING ENCOUNTERS WITH THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE BUT THE SHERIFF HAS REJECTED CALLS TO USE BODY CAMERAS CITING COST AS A KEY REFORM THAT NEIGHBORING NEW ORLEANS HAS EMBRACED >> NO JUSTIFICATION FOR IT >> ATTORNEY IS REPRESENTING THE FAMILY >> DEADLY FORCE SHOULD ONLY BE USED IN THE MOST EXTREME CASES AND I'M SORRY, A 14-YEAR-OLD CHILD LAYING ON THE GROUND TRYING TO COMPLY IS ABSOLUTELY OBJECTIVELY NO REASON TO USE DEADLY FORCE AT ALL >> WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THE PEOPLE LOOKING AT THIS CASE AND MIGHT THINK, OKAY, BUT WHY DID HE RUN? >> RUNNING ISN'T A DEATH PENALTY

THERE IS NO JUSTIFICATION FOR SHOOTING AND UNARMED CHILD IN THE BACK THERE ISN'T THERE ISN'T >> Reporter: THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE DECLINED OUR REQUEST FOR ON ON CAMERA INTERVIEW CITING CHILD PROVETY LAWS TIFFANY McGEE SAYS SHE WON'T STOP PUSHING >> ONCE I GET ME A VOICE AND BE HEARD I'M GOING TO LET IT BE HEARD >>> US

STOCK FUTURES ARE UP SLIGHTLY THIS MORNING FOLLOWING THURSDAY'S VOLATILE SESSION THE DOW DROPPED 125 POINTS >>> NETFLIX GOT A BOOST OF SUBSCRIBERS WITH A WHOPPING 10 MILLION NEW USERS WORLDWIDE BETWEEN APRIL AND JUNE THE COMPANY HAS MADE ITS CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER THE CEO ALONGSIDE REED HASTINGS THEY'VE BEEN PARTNERS FOR YEARS AND THIS JUST MAKES IT FORMAL NOW >>> AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE MASSIVE TWITTER HACK THAT COMPROMISED ACCOUNTS >> TWITTER NOW DOING DAMAGE CONTROL AFTER SUFFERING A HUGE HACK >> IT MAY EVEN BE THE TOUGHEST DAY IN TWITTER'S HISTORY IN THE SENSE THAT THEY LOST CONTROL OF THEIR MOST VALUABLE PEOPLE >> THE ACCOUNTS OF TWITTER'S MOST FAMOUS USERS FROM BARACK OBAMA TO JEFF BEZOS AFFECTED A PROMISE OF DOUBLING THE USER'S MONEY THE FBI SAYING THE ACCOUNTS APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN COMPROMISED IN ORDER TO PERPETUATE CRYPTOCURRENCY THEY URGE NOT TO FALL VICTIM TO THIS SCAM

>> TWITTER REVEALING THE HACK WAS A COORDINATED SOCIAL ENGINEERING ATTACK BY PEOPLE WHO SUCCESSFULLY TARGETED SOME OF OUR EMPLOYEES WITH ACCESS TO INTERNAL SYSTEMS AND TOOLS THE COMPANY ADDING, WE'RE LOOKING INTO WHAT OTHER MALICIOUS ACTIVITY THEY MAY HAVE CONDUCTED OR INFORMATION THEY MAY HAVE ACCESSED AND THAT ACTIVITY IS RAISING QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PLATFORM'S ROLE IN POLITICS JOE BIDEN WAS AMONG THE VICTIMS HE TWEETED IN PART, I DON'T HAVE BITCOIN AND I'LL NEVER ASK YOU TO SEND ME ANY >> IT DOES GIVE THE SOCIAL MEDIA INDUSTRY A WAKEUP CALL TO PREPARE FOR ELECTION DAY >> TWITTER UNDER SCRUTINY WITH THE ELECTION LESS THAN FOUR MONTHS >>> HERE'S PROOF THAT HEROES COME IN ALL SIZES HERE RUSHING TO PROTECT HIS FOUR-YEAR-OLD SISTER FROM A DOG ATTACK A GERMAN SHEPHERD MIX LUNGED AT THE KIDS AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE AND HE STEPPED IN RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIS SISTER IT WENT VIRAL AND ALSO CAUGHT THE EYE OF CAPTAIN AMERICA HIMSELF CHRIS EVANS TOLD THE BOY WHAT HE DID WAS SO SELFLESS AND SO BRAVE HE SENT HIM AN AUTHENTIC SHIELD NORMALLY LITTLE KIDS FREAK OUT THEY GET SO SCARED >> NOT HIM NO BILL KARINS IS BRINGING THE HEAT >> HATS OFF TO HIM NOW AN EXPANDING, MAP FILLING UP WITH ORANGE

WE'L >>> AS SCHOOL DISTRICTS CONSIDER REOPENING THEY MIGHT LEARN FROM THE EXPERIENCE FROM A SCHOOL IN NEW JERSEY ALSO THIS MORNING SOME TROUBLING NEWS ABOUT COVID AND KIDS IN FLORIDA >> Reporter: GOOD MORNING, PHILLIP WITH 53 MILLION KIDS IN K THROUGH 12 SCHOOLS A LOT OF ANXIOUS FAMILIES WANT TO KNOW WHAT GOING BACK TO SCHOOL LOOKS LIKE IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC AS THE DEBATE OVER OPENING SCHOOLS INTENSIFIES, A STUNNING NEW STATISTIC FROM FLORIDA 31% OF KIDS TESTED THERE FOR COVID-19 WERE POSITIVE MORE THAN 16,000 THOUGH EXPERTS WARN THERE ARE CAVEATS >> THESE ARE KIDS WHO ARE TESTED BECAUSE THEY MORE THAN LIKELY HAD SYMPTOMS SO THIS IS NOT INDICATIVE OF KIDS OVERALL

>> Reporter: HOSPITALIZATIONS FOR CHILDREN REMAIN VERY RARE AND THE DEATH RATE FOR COVID PATIENTS UNDER AGE 25 IS LESS THAN 1% IT COMES AS SOME SCHOOLS ARE ALREADY IN SESSION AS WEST FIELD DAYCARE CENTER IN NEW JERSEY SUMMER SCHOOL IS OPEN FOR KIDS 18 MONTHS TO KINDERGARTEN WITH A NEW ROUTINE NO ONE WITH A TEMPERATURE WITH 1004 OR ABOVE CAN COME TO CLASS AND PARENTS SAY GOOD-BYE OUTSIDE >> WE COMPARED THE PROS AND THE CONS AND WE CONCLUDE IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO SEND KIDS HERE THE KIDS LEARN IN SMALL GROUPS OF TEN OR WHAT SOME EXPERTS CALL PODS REDUCING CONTACT WITH OTHERS SO IF SOMEONE GETS SICK THE POD CAN BE QUARANTINED >> THERE'S ALWAYS A RISK BUT IF IT'S GOING AS SMOOTHLY AS HERE I THINK CHILDREN NEED IT THEY NEED TO BE WITH OTHER CHILDREN >> TEACHERS SIT THE KIDS SIX FEET APART MASKS ARE OPTIONAL AND EACH CHILD BRINGS THEIR OWN SUPPLIES

THEY EAT LUNCH AT THEIR DESKS NOT IN THE CAFETERIA ALMOST EVERY ELSE HAPPENS OUTSIDE AND STAFFERS SANITIZE HIGH TOUCH SURFACES BETWEEN GROUPS NEW STEPS TO BALANCE SCHOOL AND SAFETY >> HOW HAPPY ARE YOU TO BE BACK AT SCHOOL? >> SUPER DUPER >> SUPER DUPER >> YEAH >> Reporter: AND THEY'RE THREE WEEKS NOW INTO THE SESSION SO FAR NO KIDS HAVE GOTTEN SICK IT WILL BE A CHALLENGE FOR BIGGER SCHOOLS TO MAINTAIN THAT LEVEL OF SOCIAL DISTANCING THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND MEDICINE HAVE URGED SCHOOLS TO REOPEN, BUT THEY ARE RECOMMENDING MASKS FOR ALL TEACHERS AND STUDENTS >> THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THERE THANK YOU

>> A MODEL TO FOLLOW >>> TODAY IS KRISPY KREME'S 83rd BIRTHDAY SO TO CELEBRATE THEY'RE OFFERING A DOZEN FREE ORIGINAL GLAZED DOZEN WITH THE PURCHASE OF ANY DOZEN THE OFFER IS ONLY TODAY IN PARTICIPATING RETA >>> NEW RECORD NUMBERS WITH ALMOST 73,000 NEW CASES OF CORONAVIRUS REPORTED, IN A SI SINGLE DAY AS MORE STATES AND STORES DEMAND MASKS BE WORN, WHILE OTHERS ARE STILL HOLDING OUT ON MASK MANDATES >> NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING ALARMING REPORTS OF RUSSIAN HACKERS TRYING TO STEAL CORONAVIRUS VACCINE RESEARCH >> CONTINUING ALONG THIS PATH, WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF DONALD WERE TO BE ELECTED IN 2020, WOULD, I ABSOLUTELY BELIEVE, BE THE END OF THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT >> BUT THAT'S NOT ALL THE PRESIDENT'S NIECE HAD TO SAY WE HAVE GOT THE LATEST AND HOW THE WHITE HOUSE IS RESPONDING

>> AS WE HEAD INTO WHAT BILL KARINS SAYS WILL BE THE HOTTEST WEEKEND OF THE SUMMER, FROM COAST TO COAST, IS THAT AIR CONDITIONING IN YOUR UNIT IN YOUR HOME SPREADING COVID-19 "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GOOD FRIDAY MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA >> AND I'M FRANCES RIVERA AS WE HEAD TO A COAST TO COAST HEAT WAVE, CLASHES OVER MASK MANDATES ARE REACHING A TIPPING POINT CITY AND STATE LEADERS ARE FACING OFF AS BUSINESSES FORGE AHEAD WITH THEIR OWN RULES THE UNITED STATES IS LEADING THE WORLD WITH 25% OF REPORTED CORONAVIRUS CASES IN JUST 24 HOURS, WE HAD A RECORD 73,000 CONFIRMED CASES

THERE ARE NOW NEARLY 4 MILLION AMERICANS INFECTED >> AFTER A SPIKE IN HOSPITALIZATIONS, COLORADO GOCGO GOVERNOR JARED POLIS ISSUED A STATEWIDE MASK MANDATE THAT GOES INTO EFFECT TODAY APPLIES TO ANYONE OVER THE AGE OF 11 >> GOVERNOR KEMP IS NOT ONLY REFUSING TO MANDATE MASKS IN PUBLIC HE IS SUING TO STOP MAYOR KEISHA LANCE BOTTOMS FROM DOING SO SHE RECENTLY CONTRACTED THE VIRUS AND HER HUSBAND IS VERY ILL

GEORGIA CURRENTLY HAS OVER 31,000 CASES >> RESEARCHERS ARE RAISING ALARMS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS TESTING WAITING MORE THAN 48 HOURS FOR RESULTS MAKES IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO TRACE AND CONTROL THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS AND SOME PEOPLE ARE WAITING UP TO TWO WEEKS FOR A RESULT RESEARCHERS AT THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION WARN OF AN IMPENDING DISASTER IF AMERICA DOESN'T INCREASE TESTING TO 30 MILLION PER WEEK, BY OCTOBER WE'RE AT ABOUT 4

5 MILLION A WEEK RIGHT NOW >> IN AN INTERVIEW WITH FACEBOOK FOUNDER, MARK ZUCKERBERG, DR ANTHONY FAUCI REACTED TO THE LATEST SPIKES IN CORONAVIRUS CASE >> THERE WERE SOME STATES THAT ACTUALLY, WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHAT THE GUIDELINES WERE FOR OPENING, YOU KNOW, THE CHECKPOINTS THAT YOU HAVE TO GET PAST, BEFORE YOU WENT TO THE NEXT FADS PHASE SOME OF THEM WENT TOO QUICKLY, AND OFFICIALLY JUMPED OVER THEM

THAT, AS I HAD SAID IN PREVIOUS DISCUSSIONS, IS A RECIPE FOR GETTING INTO TROUBLE >> THE INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT SAID STATES DON'T NECESSARILY NEED TO LOCK DOWN AGAIN, BUT THAT REOPENINGS NEED TO BE HANDLED IN A MORE MEASURED WAY >> AS MORE STATES ARE EXPANDING THEIR MASK MANDATES, TENSIONS ARE MOUNTING WITH PEOPLE WHO SEE IT AS A VIELOLATION OF THEIR RIGHTS OUR MIGUEL ALMAGUER HAS MORE >> Reporter: FACING DOWN A PANDEMIC IN SOME REGIONS, AN ABOUTFACE WHEN IT COMES TO WEARING MASKS STATES LIKE ARKANSAS AND COLORADO, NOW REQUIRING THEM IN PUBLIC IN TEXAS, GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT SAYS HE WON'T SHUT THE STATE BACK DOWN, BUT RESIDENTS NEED TO WEAR ONE >> IF EVERYONE CAN ADOPT THE PRACTICE OF WEARING A FACE MASK FOR THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS, WE WILL BE ABLE TO GET COVID-19 UNDER CONTROL >> THOUGH, THE CDC AND NEARLY HEALTH PROFESSIONAL AGREES, MASKS REMAIN A FLASH POINT ACROSS THE COUNTRY FROM COFFEE SHOPS TO GROCERY STORES, MANY REFUSE TO WEAR ONE

AS MORE RETAILERS, LEIKE TARGET REQUIRE THEM IN FLORIDA, ONE SHOPPER PULLED A GUN ON ANOTHER AFTER A DISPUTE OVER FACE MASKS IN UTAH, A MEETING ABOUT FACE COVERINGS CANCELLED, WHEN PARENTS INSIDE A PACKED ROOM REFUSED TO WEAR ONE STATES IN ROUGHLY HALF THE COUNTRY REQUIRE THEM >> WHY AREN'T THEY ENFORCING IT? >> IN GEORGIA, WHILE EXTENDING COVID RESTRICTIONS, THE GOVERNOR MADE IT A POINT TO PROHIBIT SOME CITIES AND CO COUNTIES FROM REQUIRING MASKS, EVEN AS CORONAVIRUS CASES SURGE TO HISTORIC NUMBERS >> OUR HANDS SHOULD BE TOTALLY AND UNEQUIVOCALLY WORKING TO FIGHT THIS VIRUS

>> NBC'S BLAYNE ALEXANDER IS IN GEORGIA >> HERE, IN ATLANTA, THE CITY'S MAYOR WHO HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID, HERSELF SAYS, DESPITE THE GOVERNOR'S ORDER, MASK REQUIREMENTS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE ADDING, HER DECISION IS DRIVEN BY SCIENCE AND DATA >> IN FLORIDA, WHERE MASK RULES VARY, COUNTY BY COUNTY THE EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER THAT'S TRACKING THE VIRUS WAS SHUT DOWN AFTER 12 EMPLOYEES TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID THE MIXED MESSAGING OVER FACE COVERINGS, UNFOLDING ACROSS THE COUNTRY

>> IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE WHY ARE WE WEARING MASKS TO BE OUTSIDE? >> IT'S SUCH A SMALL INCONVENIENCE, FOR THE GREATER GOOD >> WITH 34 STATES SEEING AN INCREASE IN COVID CASES BY AT LEAST 25%, MORE THAN 35 MILLION AMERICANS HAVE TESTED POBZTSITIE FOR THE VIRUS 600 OUT-OF-STATE NURSES ARE HEADED TO HARD-HIT REGIONS, LIKE ARIZONA >> I WOULD RECOMMEND, AS STRONG AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN, TO GET PEOPLE TO WEAR MASKS >> CALIFORNIA

ONE OF THE FIRST STATES TO REQUIRE FACE MASKS IS NOW ONE OF THE HARDEST HIT AND THERE IS NO TALK OF LOOSENING RESTRICTIONS >> OUR NATION STRUGGLING OVER HOW TO CONTAIN A PANDEMIC, AS MASKS BECOME THE FACE OF CONTROVERSY MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES >> A NEW THREAT THIS MORNING AS THE WORLD RACES TO MANUFACTURE A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE RUSSIAN HACKERS ARE TRYING TO STEAL VACCINE RESEARCH FROM AMERICAN, CANADIAN, AND BRITISH HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS, ACCORDING TO INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES

>> IT'S NOT A SURPRISE I THINK — I MEAN, IT'S DEPLORABLE AND WE CALL IT OUT, IN THE STRONGEST POSSIBLE TERMS AND WE ARE TRYING TO MAKE SURE, BY PUBLICIZING THE TECHNICAL DETAIL, THAT PEOPLE CAN DEFEND AGAINST IT >> MARTIN SAID THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THE HACKERS STOLE ANY DATA ONLY THAT THEY INFILTRATED SYSTEMS USING MALWARE AND SP SPEAR FISHING RUSSIA DENIES THE ALLEGATIONS ALSO, WARNED ABOUT THE THREAT FROM CHINESE HACKERS WHO WERE DETECTED TRYING TO STEAL VACCINE RESEARCH IN MAY

>> EXPLOSIVE, NEW ALLEGATIONS THIS MORNING FROM THE PRESIDENT'S NIECE, MARY TRUMP, WHOSE BOOK ABOUT THE PRESIDENT HITS STORES THIS WEEK SELLING NEARLY A MILLION COPIES ON THE FIRST DAY, ALONE GEOFF BENNETT HAS MORE >> Reporter: A STUNNING, NEW ACCUSATION FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NIECE MARY TRUMP TELLING MSNBC'S RACHEL MADDOW, SHE'S HEARD THE PRESIDENT USE ANTI-SEMITIC SLURS AND THE N WORD >> I HAVE TO PRESS YOU ON IT A LITTLE BIT IF — JUST TO ASK IF THE PRESIDENT, IF YOUR UNCLE, WAS AN EXCEPTION TO THAT IN YOUR FAMILY OR IF HE — HE — YOU EVER HEARD HIM EXPRESS, EITHER USE ANTI-SEMITIC SLURS OR THE N WORD OR OTHER RACIST SLURS OR SENTIMENTS LIKE THAT DO YOU MEAN THIS WAS AN AMBIENT THING IN YOUR FAMILY BUT YOU DIDN'T EVER HEAR IT FROM HIM OR DID YOU HEAR IT FROM HIM, TOO? >> YEAH, OF COURSE, I DID

AND I DON'T THINK THAT SHOULD SURPRISE ANYBODY GIVEN HOW VIRULENTLY RACIST HE IS, TODAY >> HAVE YOU HEARD — HAVE YOU HEARD THE PRESIDENT USE THE N WORD >> YEAH AND ANTI-SEMITIC SLURS, SPECIFICALLY >> YES >> A WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL, IN RESPONSE, TELLS NBC NEWS, THIS IS A BOOK OF FALSEHOODS, PLAIN AND SIMPLE THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T USE THOSE WORDS IN RECENT WEEKS, THE PRESIDENT HAS SEIZED ON DIVISIVE CULTURE WARS, AND RELIED ON RACE-BATING RHETORIC TO FIRE UP HIS BASE BUT ANOTHER NEW ROUND OF POLLS SHOWS HIM TRAILING JOE BIDEN BY DOUBLE DIGITS, NATIONWIDE AND IN KEY BATTLEGROUND STATES A NEW NBC NEWS/"WALL STREET JOURNAL" POLL FINDS THE PRESUMPTIVE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE WITH A LEAD OVER PRESIDENT TRUMP

IN BATTLEGROUND STATES, BIDEN HOLDING A LEAD OF 12 POINTS THE PRESIDENT SHAKING UP HIS CAMPAIGN STAFF, DEMOTING CAMPAIGN MANAGER BRAD PARSCALE REPLACING HIM WITH DEPUTY CAMPAIGN MANAGER, BILL STEPIEN A VETERAN REPUBLICAN OPERATIVE >> AND A WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL TELLS US, IN RESPONSE TO MARY TRUMP'S ALLEGATION, QUOTE, THIS IS A BOOK OF FALSEHOODS, PLAIN AND SIMPLE THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T USE THOSE WORDS PHILLIP >> ALL RIGHT, GEOFF, THANK YOU

>> JEOPARDY HOST ALEX TREBEK SHARED A POSITIVE HEALTH UPDATE FOR HIS FANS >> I'VE BEEN DOING WELL I'VE BEEN CONTINUING MY TREATMENT, AND IT IS PAYING OFF THOUGH, IT DOES FATIGUE ME A GREAT DEAL MY NUMBERS ARE GOOD I AM FEELING GREAT I CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN TO THE STUDIO AND START RECORDING SHOWS FOR THE NEW SEASON IN SEPTEMBER

>> TREBEK WROTE A BOOK A MEMOIR TITLED THE ANSWER IS REFLECTIONS ON MY LIFE IT'S SET TO BE PUBLISHED JULY 21st SO GREAT TO SEE HIM DOING SO WELL AND SO MANY THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO THE BOOK AND THEN COMING BACK TO JEOPARDY >> WE GOT A COAST TO COAST SCORCHER WEEKEND AHEAD OF US NBC METEOROLOGIST BILL KARINS IS HERE TO TELL US MORE ABOUT THAT HEY, BILL, GOOD MORNING >> HEY, GOOD MORNING TO YOU GUYS A LOT OF RED MIND ME SOLET' GET INTO TODAY'S FORECAST WE HAVE A CHANCE OF SEVERE STORMS IN AREAS OF THE NORTHERN PLAINS BUT THE HEAT IS THE BIG STORY OF THE WE ARE STARTING TO SEE THE HEAT EXPANDING TO THE EAST COAST TODAY, 93 IN D

C ONLY THE NORTHEAST GETS THE EXCEPTION TODAY THEN THE HEAT MOVES IN FOR THIS UPCOMING WEEKEND HOT AND HUMID ARRIVES IN THE MIDATLANTIC AND THE NORTHEAST AS WE GO INTO YOUR SATURDAY VERY HOT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY LOOK AT THAT 105 IN WESTERN KANSAS AREAS OF WEST TEXAS STILL IN THE HUNDREDS AND THEN, AS WE GO THROUGHOUT YOUR SUNDAY, THAT'S WHETHER IT ARRIVES IN AREAS OF THE NORTHEAST AND NEW ENGLAND THAT'S A LOOK AT YOUR WEATHER FOR THE DAY

NOW, HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY-AHEAD FORECAST WHILE WE ARE CONTINUING TO WATCH THOSE TEMPERATURES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY GOING TO WARP WARM UP A LOT IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS AND ALSO UP TOWARDS AREA OF NORTH DAKOTA WE'LL TALK ABOUT SOME OF THOSE SPECIFIC NUMBERS COMING UP GUYS >> ALL RIGHT BILL, THANK >> FT LAUDERDALE POLICE BODY CAMERA CAPTURED THE RARE MOMENT OF A KANGAROO ON THE LOOSE OFFICERS MANAGED TO GET THE KANGAROO TO HOP CLOSER TO HIM

AFTER A FEW TRIES, THEY WERE ABLE TO SAFELY WRANGLE THE ROO AND PUT IT IN THE BACKSEAT OF THEIR SQUAD CAR TURNS OUT THE MARSUPIAL ESCAPED FROM ITS OWNER BEEN TURNED OVER TO THE WILDLIFE COMMISSION I DON'T >>> LADING THE NEWS TYLER PERRY'S ONCE AGAIN GIVING BACK TO HIS ATLANTA COMMUNITY THE MEDIA MOGUL DONATED 1,000 KROGER GIFT CARDS TO FAMILIES IMPACTED BY THE PANDEMIC PERRY SAID THIS IS ABOUT GOOD PEOPLE WHO NEED A HAND UP, NOT A HANDOUT MEANWHILE, METALLICA DRUMMER LARS ULRICH IS RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT FOOD INSECURITY AND HUNGER IN THE UNITED

IN AN INTERVIEW WITH SAMANTHA B, HE DISCUSSED THE BAND'S WORK WITH FEEDING AMERICA SO GREAT TO SEE ALL THESE GUYS, WITH THEIR FAME, WITH THEIR MONEY >> STEPPING UP >> YEP >> STEPPING UP TO HELP >>> A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY INTO THE MASSIVE TWITTER HACK THAT COMPROMISED ACCOUNTS OF JOE BIDEN, BARACK OBAMA, BILL GATES, AND MANY MORE NBC'S JOLENE KENT IS FOLLOWING ALL THE DEVELOPMENTS FOR US

JOE, GOOD MORNING >> PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING IT'S THE TWITTER HACK EVERYWHERE IS TALKING ABOUT BECAUSE THE HACKERS ARE STILL UNIDENTIFIED AND THE BIG QUESTION IS, WHAT DOES THIS HACK MEAN FOR THE UPCOMING 2020 GENERAL ELECTION THE SFFBI IS LEADING A NEW INVESTIGATION INTO THE MOST HIGH-PROFILE HACK IN TWITTER HISTORY SOME ACCOUNTS OF ITS MOST FAMOUS USERS, INCLUDING FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, JEFF BEZOS, AND KANYE WEST WERE TAKEN OVER BY CYBERCRIMINALS UNIDENTIFIED HACKERS USED ACCOUNTS TO ASK PEOPLE TO SEND THEM BIT COIN, SCAMMING THEM OUT OF OVER $100,000 TWITTER SAYS IT IS COOPERATING WITH THE FBI, AND TAKING STEPS TO ENSURE THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN AGAIN CALLING THE INCIDENT A COORDINATED SOCIAL ENGINEERING ATTACK BY PEOPLE WHO SUCCESSFULLY TARGETED SOME OF OUR EMPLOYEES WITH ACCESS TO INTERNAL SYSTEMS >> A SOCIAL ENGINEER IS GOING TO TRY AND GAIN ACCESS TO A SYSTEM OR MONEY OR DATA, BY TRYING TO LEVERAGE SOME EXPLOIT IN A PERSON WHETHER THAT IS THEIR SUSCEPTIBILITY TO BEING BRIBED OR TRYING TO GAIN ACCESS BY PHISHING OVER E-MAIL

>> REPUBLICAN JOSH HOLLY SENDING THIS LETTER TO TWITTER CEO JACK DORSEY, ASKING WHETHER PRESIDENT TRUMP'S ACCOUNT IS UNDER THREAT DEMOCRAT RICHARD BLUMENTHAL SAYING THIS HACK BODES ILL FOR NOVEMBER BALLOTING >> THIS IS JUST I THINK A REALLY GOOD CLOSE CALL THEY COULD HAVE, YOU KNOW, THROUGH CONTROLLING THE TWITTER ACCOUNTS OF MAJOR CEOs, THEY COULD HAVE TANKED THE STOCK PRICES OF THOSE COMPANIES THEY COULD HAVE USED THE POLITICIAN ACCOUNTS TO CREATE A WORLDWIDE PANIC

>> A WAKEUP CALL, WITH LESS THAN FOUR MONTHS TO ELECTION DAY AND FOR THE AVERAGE USER, TWITTER IS SAYING YOU DON'T NEED TO WORRY ABOUT RESETTING YOUR PASSWORD IN A NEW STATEMENT, TWITTER SUPPORT TWEETED OUT SAYING, WE HAVE NO EVIDENCE THAT ATTACKERS ACCESSED PASSWORD CLOSEST IMAGES OF THE SUN EVER TAKEN THEY WERE SENT BACK BY THE EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCIES AND NASA'S SOLAR ORBITER, WHICH COMPLETED ITS FIRST CLOSE PASS SINCE MID-JUNE AND WHEN WE SAY CLOSE, THEY MEAN 48 MILLION MILES SCIENTISTS HOPE THE IMAGES WILL HELP THEM UNDERSTAND THE SUN SUN'S ATMOSPHERIC LAYERS >> I AM SEEING A WHOLE BUNCH OF IMAGES OF THE GRINCH IN THOSE PATTERNS RIGHT THERE

>> RIGHT >> MOVING ON NOW TO THE CORONAVIRUS FOR MOST OF THE COUNTRY, TODAY WAS GOING TO BE ANOTHER SUMMER SCORCHER THAT MEANS A LOT OF US WILL BE CRANKING UP THE AC TO GET SOME RELIEF FROM THE HEAT BUT NOW, WE'RE HEARING THAT AIR CONDITIONING COULD, ALSO, BE SPR SPREADING THE VIRUS NBC'S KARI SANDERS HAS DETAILS >> Reporter: AS THE NATION BAKES AGAIN TODAY, AND AC UNITS FIGHT TO KEEP US COOL EXPERTS SAY THAT REFRESHING FLOW OF AIR COULD ALSO BE SPREADING CORONAVIRUS YET, ONE MORE WORRY, AS WE SANITIZE OUR HANDS, SOCIAL DISTANCE, AND MASK UP

>> WE'RE MORE PARANOID THAN EVER >> WE'RE WEARING THE GOOD MASKS >> HOW DO WE KNOW AC MIGHT SPREAD COVID STUDIES CONDUCTED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND REVEAL SOME ACs CAN SPREAD VIRUSES, WHILE OTHERS DO NOT THOSE SMALL WINDOW AIR CONDITIONERS MAY DRIVE UP YOUR ELECTRIC BILL BUT THEY'RE, ALSO, MORE LIKELY TO BE SAFE, ACCORDING TO RESEARCHERS

WHILE CENTRAL UNITS, ESPECIALLY THOSE BIG ONES THAT COOL ENTIRE BUILDINGS, GROCERY STORES, AND SCHOOLS, CAN BE PROBLEMATIC >> WOULD YOU GO INTO A BUILDING RIGHT NOW, THAT HAS CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING, AND IT'S A BIG, LARGE SPACE? EVEN IF PEOPLE ARE SOCIALLY DISTANCED? >> IT'S A VERY HARD QUESTION >> DOCTOR IS A MECHANICAL ENGINEER HER RESEARCH FOCUSING ON INDOOR AIR QUALITY >> AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM THAT HAS A LOT OF FRESH AIR, OR IT'S CLEANED THROUGH VERY EFFICIENT FILTERS, WOULD BE SAFE FOR YOU IF YOU ARE IN THE SPACE WHERE THE AIR IS NOT VERY FRESH AND CLEAN, YOU WOULD BE BEING EXPOSED TO CORONAVIRUS, POTENTIALLY, IF SOMEBODY IN THE ENVIRONMENT HAS IT >> IS THERE A WORKAROUND A COSTLY REDESIGN OF AN ENTIRE AC SYSTEM TO FORCE COOL AIR THROUGH ADVANCED FILTERS IS AN OPTION BUT RESEARCH, ALSO, FOUND THAT UV LIGHTS CAN KILL VIRUSES THOSE ULTRAVIOLET LIGHTS ARE COMMONLY HID IN CEILINGS

>> YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE ULTRAVIOLET LIGH >>> WELCOME BACK TO "EARLY TODAY 6 MILLION PEOPLE AT RISK OF SEVERE WEATHER LATER TODAY A LARGE COMPLEX OF STORMS WITH WIND DAMAGE IS POSSIBLE WATCH OUT AROUND FARGO AND HEADIN >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES, FUTURES WERE UP SLIGHTLY THIS MORNING, FOLLOWING THURSDAY'S VOLATILE SESSION THE DOW SNAPPED A FOUR-DAY WINNING STREAK DROPPING 135 POINTS >> NETFLIX GETS A BOOST OF SUBSCRIBERS WITH A WHOPPING 10 MILLION NEW USERS WORLDWIDE BETWEEN APRIL AND JUNE HASTINGS SAID THEY HAVE BEEN PARTNERS FOR YEARS AND THIS JUST MAKES IT FORMAL NOW >> A FEDERAL JUDGE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE FOR THE RELEASE OF MIGRANT CHILDREN IN I

CE DETENTION CENTERS THE CHILDREN WERE SUPPOSED TO BE RELEASED BY TODAY BUT NEGOTIATIONS ARE ONGOING ABOUT HOW THEY WILL BE RELEASED I

CE IS OPPOSED TO RELEASING THE PARENTS SO THEY RUN THE RISK OF BEING SEPARATED >> AN ALL-OUT BLITZ OVER THE NFL'S PLANS TO PROTECT PLAYERS FROM CORONAVIRUS OR LACK THEREOF HE TWEETED A LIST OF QUESTIONS STILL UNANSWERED HEADING INTO THE SEASON EMPHASIZING THEY WANT TO PLAY

HE SAID THE LEAGUE HAS YET TO PROVIDE A VALID INFECTIOUS DISEASE, EMERGENCY-RESPONSE PLAN THAT INCLUDES HOW TESTING WILL WORK AND HOW A POSITIVE TEST WOULD AFFECT THE TEAM AS WATT POINTED OUT, ROOKIES ARE SET TO REPORT TO CAMP MONDAY >> TOURISTS STEPPED ON TO THE TOP FLOOR HE HAVE THE EIFFEL TOWER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MONTHS HERE'S NBC'S KELLY >> FRANCE CELEBRATING BASTILLE DAY THIS WEEK THE COUNTRY'S NATIONAL HOLIDAY AND IN ANOTHER SIGN THINGS ARE GETTING BACK TO NORMAL, THE VERY TOP OF THE EIFFEL TOWER, ALSO, BACK IN BUSINESS WITH STRICT SOCIAL DISTANCING, OF COURSE, NO MORE THAN 250 PEOPLE ALLOWED UP TOP, AT ANY TIME TOURISM BRINGS MORE THAN 30 MILLION VISITORS TO FRANCE IN A NORMAL YEAR

THE EIFFEL TOWER, ONE OF THE BIGGEST ATTRACTIONS NOW, SIX WEEKS AFTER LOCKDOWN ENDED, PARISIANS AND BRAVE TOURISTS, EXCITED >> EVEN IF THE CONDITIONS ARE NOT ALWAYS VERY EASY, WE CAN HAVE SOME PLACES, LIKE THE A EIFFEL TOWER WHERE PEOPLE CAN HAVE SOME GOOD TIME AND IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR US >> OTHER LANDMARKS COMING BACK TO LIFE DISNEY LAND PARIS, PARTIALLY REOPENING

BUT NO KISSING AT DISNEY LAND PARIS MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT THE THEME PARK AND SO ARE RESERVATIONS NBC NEWS, LONDON >> SO, VERY SLOWLY, THAT LIST IS GROWING A LITTLE BIT LONGER OF ALL THESE WORLD LANDMARKS THAT ARE STARTING TO REOPEN >> LIKE YOU SAID, SLOWLY, BUT SURELY, IT WAS SO ODD IT IS SO ODD TO SEE ALL THESE ICONIC LANDMARKS EMPTY, FOR SO >>> IF EVERYONE CAN ADOPT THE PRACTICE OF WEARING A FACE MASK, FOR THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS, WE WILL BE ABLE TO GET COVID-19 UNDER CONTROL

>> TEXAS'S GOVERNOR, JOINING MANY OTHERS IN THE PUSH TO GET EVERYONE TO WEAR A MASK BUT NOT ALL STATES ARE ON BOARD, AS THE US SURPASSES A SINGLE DAY RECORD NUMBER OF CASES >> THE BATTLE OVER TESTING WHAT'S THE BEST METHOD AND CAN IT HELP GET OUR KIDS BACK INTO THE CLASSROOM ANY FASTER ONE NEW JERSEY SCHOOL IS ALREADY OPEN WITH KIDS IN LEARNING PODS

WE'LL TAKE YOU THERE >> THIS MORNING, WE HAVE GOT AN UPDATE ON THE HEALTH OF JEOPARDY'S ALEX TREBEK >> AND AFTER A FIVE-MONTH BREAK, TIGER WOODS COMES ROARING BACK AT THE MEMORIAL, AS HE TRIES TO BREAK SAM SNEDE'S RECORD 82 VICTORIES IT'S FRIDAY "EARLY TODAY" STARTS NOW >>> GOOD MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA

>> GOOD TO BE WITH YOU I'M FRANCES RIVERA AS THE CORONAVIRUS CONTINUES SWEEPING ACROSS THE NATION, MAYORS, GOVERNORS, AND LAWMAKERS, ARE AT ODDS OVER MASK REGULATIONS THE US IS LEADING THE WORLD WITH 25% OF REPORTED CORONAVIRUS CASES IN JUST 24 HOURS, WE'VE HAD A RECORD 73,000 CONFIRMED CASES

THERE ARE NOW NEARLY 4 MILLION AMERICANS INFECTED >> CALIFORNIA SENATOR DIANE FEINSTEIN IS TRYING TO HOLD STATES ACCOUNTABLE SHE IS PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT THAT WOULD BLOCK STATES FROM RECEIVING STIMULUS FUNDING IF THEY DON'T IMPLEMENT MASK MANDATES SHE SAYS WEARING MASKS SHOULD BE MANDATORY >> AS NEW YORK CITY FWAERS UP TO ENTER PHASE FOUR OF REOPENING, IT WILL NOT INCLUDE INDOOR DINING OR MALLS AND MUSEUMS GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO, ALSO, UNVEILED A THREE STRIKES AND YOU'RE CLOSED RULE FOR BARS AND RESTAURANTS IF THEY RACK UP THREE VIOLATIONS, THEY GET SHUT DOWN >> TYLER PERRY, ONCE AGAIN, GIVING BACK TO HIS ATLANTA COMMUNITY

THE MEDIA MOGUL DONATED 1,000 KROGER GIFT CARDS, WORTH 50 BUCKS EACH, TO FAMILIES IMPACTED BY THE PANDEMIC POLICE OFFICERS WENT DOOR TO DOOR HANDING THEM OUT >> AND DOCTORS AND NURSES ARE LENDING A HELPING HAND TO HOUSTON IN AN EFFORT TO MEET GROWING DEMANDS FOR CORONAVIRUS TESTING 24 OF THEM SET UP TESTING SITES AT TWO TEXAS CHURCHES BRINGING ALONG EQUIPMENT AND OTHER SUPPLIES TO HELP

>> WITH SEVERE OUTBREAKS HAPPENING IN SEVERAL STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, HOSPITALS ARE FEELING THE STRAIN AND OFFICIALS ARE CONCERNED THEY MAY HIT A BREAKING POINT OUR ALICE BARR IS IN WASHINGTON WITH THE LATEST >> Reporter: SIX MONTHS INTO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, CASES ARE SURGING HOSPITALS, FILLING UP HOTSPOTS, SHUTTING DOWN AND MANY OF THE SAME FIGHTS, STILL, RAGING ON >> THERE'S NO REASON FOR THIS NATION TO BE GOING THROUGH WHAT IT'S GOING THROUGH NOW WE LEARNED THESE LESSONS MONTH A OOS AGO

>> ARKANSAS AND COLORADO MANDATING MASKS STATEWIDE WHILE GEORGIA'S GOVERNOR IS TRYING TO REVERSE MASK ORDERS IN AT LEAST 15 CITIES ATLANTA'S MAYOR, DEFIANT >> IF YOU WANT TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR CUSTOMERS, YOU SHOULD WEAR A MASK OUR POLICIES ARE ENFORCEABLE AND THEY STAND >> WITH STATE AND LOCAL LEADERS, EACH, FOLLOWING THEIR OWN PATH MANY FACING CRITICAL DELAYS IN TESTING AND STRUGGLING TO ESTABLISH CONTACT TRACING THEY'RE, ONCE AGAIN, LOOKING TO THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FOR A COORDINATED FEDERAL RESPONSE

>> WE JUST NEED THE PRESIDENT TO LEAD AND FOCUS ON THESE ISSUES >> A NEW NBC NEWS/"WALL STREET JOURNAL" POLL FINDS JUST 37% APPROVE OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S HANDLING OF THE VIRUS AND WITH HIS DEMOCRATIC RIVAL, JOE BIDEN, NOW LEADING BY 11 POINTS IN THE SAME POLL THE PRESIDENT IS REPLACING HIS CAMPAIGN MANAGER, JUST FOUR MONTHS BEFORE THE ELECTION AS PRESIDENT TRUMP BANKS ON AN ECONOMIC RECOVERY TO BOOST HIS CAMPAIGN >> WE'RE GOING TO GET THINGS DONE THAT THEY HAVE WANTED TO SEE DONE FOR A LONG, LONG TIME

>> NEWS MORE THAN 4 MILLION AMERICANS FILED FIRST-TIME UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS FOR THE 17th STR STRAIGHT WEEK AND WITH EXTRA BENEFITS SET TO EXPIRE AT THE END OF THIS MONTH, LAWMAKERS ARE NEGOTIATING THE NEXT CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BILL NOW, EXPECTED TO BE AT LEAST ANOTHER TRILLION DOLLARS IN WASHINGTON, ALICE BARR, NBC NEWS >> HEALTH EXPERTS ARE SOUNDING ALARMS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS TESTING IN AMERICA THERE ARE CONCERNS THE US NEEDS TO DRASTICALLY RAMP UP TESTING EFFORTS TO TRACE AND CONTAIN THE VIRUS

NBC' NBC'S TOM COSTELLO AS THIS PORT >> IN NEARLY EVERY CORNER OF THE NATION, POP UP TESTING SITES HAVE TURNED INTO TRAFFIC JAMS NOW, HEALTHCARE RESEARCHERS AT THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION WARN AMERICA FACES AN IMPENDING DISASTER IF IT DOESN'T DRAMATICALLY INCREASE TESTING FROM 45 MILLION PER WEEK, NOW, TO 30 MILLION PER WEEK BY OCTOBER

AND CONGRESS NEEDS TO SPEND $75 BILLION TO RAMP UP THE TESTING, INCLUDING RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS RESULTS IN 20 MINUTES >> RIGHT NOW, AMERICA HAS TWO CHOICES JUST SHUT EVERYTHING DOWN, OR LET HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS DIE OUR GROUP HAS COME TOGETHER TO OFFER AN ALTERNATIVE OPTION, WHICH IS USING TESTING AS A WAY OUT

>> RESEARCHERS SAY TEST RESULTS, NOW, ARE TAKING FAR TOO LONG SOMETIMES, UP TO TWO WEEKS WHEN THEY SHOULD TAKE 48 HOURS OR LESS AND A NEW REPORT FROM THE MEDICAL JOURNAL LANCET SAYS TEST RESULTS THAT TAKE THREE DAYS OR MORE MAKE IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS THE CHALLENGE TRACING EVERYONE WITH WHOM THEY'VE HAD CONTACT FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND NEIGHBORS STORE CLERKS EVEN A FOOD DELIVERY PERSON RESEARCHERS SAY EACH INFECTED PERSON TRANSMITS THE VIRUS TO ANOTHER TWO AND A HALF PEOPLE

BUT PHYSICAL DISTANCING CAN CUT THAT NUMBER IN HALF IN NEW YORK, AARON WEAKS STAYED AT HOME FOR TWO WEEKS WAITING FOR HIS TEST RESULTS >> I THINK IT'S VERY DIFFICULT FOR PEOPLE TO BE RESPONSIBLE, ESPECIALLY YOUNGER PEOPLE, WHEN IT TAKES 14 DAYS, PLUS, TO GET TEST RESULTS >> BECAUSE THE COUNTRY ISN'T KEEPING UP WITH THE VIRUS, MORE PATIENTS ARE FLOODING ERs AND ICUs IN HOUSTON, THE ARMY HAS BEEN CALLED IN TO HELP AT ONE HOSPITAL >> THE PATIENTS ARE SICK, AND THIS ISN'T A WAY THAT I WANT TO DIE

I DON'T WANT TO DIE LIKE I CAN'T BREATHE, EVEN THOUGH I'M ON A VENTILATOR >> AT MEMORIAL REGIONAL HOSPITAL OUTSIDE OF MIAMI, THEY HAVE TURNED AN AUDITORIUM INTO A PATIENT WARD >> WHILE THE NUMBERS CONTINUE TO CLIMB, EXPONENTIALLY, WE ARE MAKING EVERY EFFORT TO NEVER, EVER BE ABLE TO TURN A PATIENT AWAY >> AND THE NUMBERS KEEP CLIMBING NEARLY A THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE NOW DYING IN THE US

, EVERY SINGLE DAY FROM COVID AND THAT NUMBER IS UP 50% IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS FRANCES >> ALARMING TOM, THANK YOU >> THE SCORCHING NEW TELL-ALL FROM THE PRESIDENT'S NIECE IS FLYING OFF SHELV THIS MORNING MARY TRUMP'S BOOK SHATTERED RECORDS FOR PUBLISHER SIMON AND SCHUSTER, SELLING NEARLY A MILLION COPIES ON THE FIRST DAY ALONE

BUT MORE INSIDE THE BOOK THAT'S MAKING HEADLINES TRACIE, SOME EXPLOSIVE ALLEGATIONS IN THAT BOOK >> WELL, THOSE ALLEGATIONS FROM MARY TRUMP, THE PRESIDENT'S NIECE, THAT HE USED DEROGATORY LANGUAGE AND SHE HEARD IT ANTI-SEMITIC SLURS SHE SAID SHE HEARD HIM USE THE N WORD THAT IT WASN'T JUST THE FAMILY CULTURE BUT THAT HE DID IT, PERSONALLY AND SHE SAID SHE IS CONCERNED ABOUT THE DIRECTION OF THE COUNTRY, IF HE'S NOT DEFEATED IN NOVEMBER >> THIS IS BEYOND PARTISANSHIP THIS IS SO BEYOND PARTY WE NEED TO BE THINKING ABOUT THIS AS AMERICANS WE NEED TO BE THINKING ABOUT WHAT — WHO WE WANT TO BE, AS A PEOPLE, GOING FORWARD

SO, CONTINUING ALONG THIS PATH, WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF DONALD WERE TO BE ELECTED IN 2020, WOULD, I ABSOLUTELY BELIEVE, BE THE END OF THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT I DO NOT BELIEVE THERE'S ANY COMING BACK FROM THIS >> NOW, THE RESPONSE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE IS THAT THE BOOK IS FULL OF FALSEHOODS, AND THAT THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T USE THOSE WORDS BACK TO YOU >> ALL RIGHT TRACIE, THANK YOU >>> DEMOCRATIC DONORS ARE MAKING A RUN ON THE BANK IN THE RACE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CASH ADVANTAGE SEEMED UNSURMOUNTABLE — INSURMOUNTABLE JUST MONTHS AGO BUT JOE BIDEN IS CLOSING THE GAP THE PRESUMPTIVE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE NOW TRAILS BY JUST $53 MILLION BIDEN HAS OUTRAISED HIS OPPONENT FOR TWO MONTHS IN A ROW, AS NEW POLLS SHOW HIM UP DOUBLE DIGITS >> A TEXAS CEMETERY HAS REMOVED A JIM-CROW ERA FENCE THAT SEGREGATED GRAVES OF THOSE WHO WERE LAID TO REST WITH MOVEMENTS NOW FOCUSING ON RACIAL EQUALITY, COMMUNITY LEADERS DECIDED TO TAKE DOWN THE FENCE TO UNITE THE HISTORICALLY BLACK CEMETERY AND THE HISTORICALLY WHITE CEMETERY

>> MICHELLE OBOAMA IS ABOUT TO HOST A NEW PODCAST ON SPOTIFY SHE'LL EXPLORE HOW PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS SHAPE PEOPLE IT PREMIERES ON JULY 29th AND WILL LAST NINE WEEKS >> THE POPULAR APP TIKTOK COULD, SOON, SEE SOME COMPETITION WITHIN WEEKS, FACEBOOK IS EXPECTED TO LAUNCH INSTAGRAM REELS, WHICH WOULD ALLOW USERS TO CREATE 15-SECOND VIDEOS SET TO MUSIC AND PEOPLE CAN ALSO BORROW THE AUDIO FROM THE OTHER VIDEOS THE WHITE HOUSE IS CONSIDERING PUTTING RESTRICTIONS ON THE CHINESE-OWNED TIKTOK >> WHICH WILL BE A REVOLT ON MANY TWEENS AND TEENAGERS ALIKE IF THAT EVER HAPPENS REAL QUICK LET'S TURN NOW TO NBC METEOROLOGIST BILL KARINS WHO IS WITH US AND TALKING ABOUT THIS HEAT WAVE A LOT OF US BRACE OURSELVES FOR

>> YEAH ONE DAY OF A BREAK IN THE NORTHEAST AND THEN THE HEAT WAVE ARRIVES THIS WEEKEND HOTTEST CONDITIONS OF THE ENTIRE SUMMER SO LET'S GET INTO FIRST AREAS OF CONCERN WE HAVE SOME THUNDERSTORMS ROLLING THROUGH AREAS OF NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND AND ALSO THROUGH AREAS OF PENNSYLVANIA AND WEST VIRGINIA AS WE GO THROUGH THE WEEKEND, WE ARE GOING TO STOP TALKING ABOUT THUNDERSTORMS AND ONLY BE TALKING ABOUT HEAT BECAUSE THAT IS THE BIGGEST HEADLINE ALMOST COAST TO COAST 90s IN THE ROCKIES ALL THE WAY TO THE EASTERN SEABOARD SUNDAY, WE GET INTO DANGEROUS LEVELS OF HEAT COULD BE NEARLY 100 DEGREES IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL AND IT COULD FEEL LIKE 110

WE WILL HAVE SCATTERED STORMS IN A FEW SPOTS, CAROLINAS, AND ALSO FLORIDA IF YOU LOOK AT THAT HEAT WAVE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY, IT ALSO CONTINUES BUT WE WON'T SEE HUNDREDS, INSTEAD, IT WILL BE 90s WITH A KNFEW SHOWERS AND STORMS THAT'S THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY NOW, HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR LOCAL FORECAST NOT MANY COOL SPOTS LEFT ON THE WEATHER MAPS THE NORTHERN PLAINS IS WARMING UP IN A HURRY NORTH DAKOTA AT 95 ONE OF THE ONLY COOL SPOTS OUT THERE WILL BE AREAS OF MAINE HIGHS THERE ONLY IN THE 60s

EVEN NEW YORK CITY'S GOING TO HEAT UP THIS WEEKEND, GUYS >> IT'S GOING TO GET UGLY BILL, THANK YOU >> THE PGA TOUR CONTINUED ITS RETURN WITH THE MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT IN OHIO MINUS THE FANS, OF COURSE TIGER WOODS RETURNED AFTER A 5-MONTH BREAK

SHOT A 71 IN THE FIRST ROUND, FIVE SHOTS BEHIND THE LEADER >> IT FELT GOOD I MEAN, I FELT GOOD I WAS A LITTLE BIT RUSTY BUT FELT >>> NEW THREAT THIS MORNING RUSSIAN HACKERS ARE TRYING TO STEAL VACCINE RESEARCH FROM AMERICAN, CANADIAN, AND BRITISH HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS

ACCORDING TO INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES >> IT'S NOT A SURPRISE I THINK — I MEAN, IT'S DEPLORABLE, AND WE CALL IT OUT IN THE STRONGEST POSSIBLE TERMS AND WE ARE TRYING TO MAKE SURE, BY PUBLICIZING THE TECHNICAL DETAILS, THAT PEOPLE CAN DEFEND AGAINST IT >> MARTIN SAID THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THE HACKERS STOLE ANY DATA ONLY THAT THEY INFILTRATED SYSTEMS USING MALWARE AND SPEAR PHISHING RUSSIA DENIES THE ALLEGATIONS ALSO, WARNED ABOUT THE THREAT FROM CHINESE HACKERS WHO SAID THEY WERE DETECTED TRYING TO STEAL VACCINE RESEARCH IN MAY >> AS SCHOOL DISTRICTS CONSIDER REOPENING, THEY MIGHT LEARN FROM THE EXPERIENCE OF ONE SCHOOL IN NEW JERSEY THERE IS ALSO SOME TROUBLING NEWS ABOUT COVID AND KIDS IN FLORIDA

FOR MORE ON THAT, WE TURN TO NBC'S VICKI NGUYEN >> GOOD MORNING, PHILLIP WITH 53 MILLION KIDS IN K-12 SCHOOLS, A LOT OF ANXIOUS FAMILIES WANT TO KNOW WHAT GOING BACK TO SCHOOL LOOKS LIKE IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC AS THE DEBATE OVER OPENING SCHOOLS INTENSIFIES, A STUNNING, NEW STATISTIC FROM FLORIDA 31% OF KIDS TESTED THERE FOR COVID-19 WERE POSITIVE MORE THAN 16,000 THOUGH, EXPERTS WARN, THERE ARE CAVEATS >> THESE ARE KIDS WHO ARE TESTED BECAUSE THEY MORE THAN LIKELY HAD SYMPTOMS SO THIS IS NOT INDICATIVE OF KIDS, OVERALL >> HOSPITALIZATIONS FOR CHILDREN REMAIN VERY RARE, AND NATIONWIDE, DEATH RATE FOR COVID PATIENTS UNDER AGE 25 IS LESS TH THAN

1% IN NEW JERSEY, SUMMER SCHOOL IS OPEN FOR KIDS 18 MONTHS TO KINDERGARTEN WITH A NEW ROUTINE NO ONE WITH A TEMPERATURE OF 1004 OR ABOVE CAN COME TO CLASS AND PARENTS SAY GOOD-BYE OUTSIDE >> WE COMPARE THE PROS AND CONS AND WE CONCLUDE IT'S GOOD IDEA TO SEND THE KIDS HERE

>> HERE, THEY CUT CAPACITY FROM 100 STUDENTS DOWN TO 40 THE KIDS LEARN IN SMALL GROUPS OF TEN OR WHAT SOME EXPERTS CALL PODS REDUCING CONTACT WITH OTHERS SO IF SOMEONE GETS SICK, THE POD CAN BE QUARANTINED >> OF COURSE, THERE'S ALWAYS A RISK BUT IF IT'S GOING AS SMOOTHLY AS HERE, I THINK CHILDREN NEED IT THEY NEED TO BE WITH OTHER CHILDREN >> TEACHERS SIT THE KIDS SIX FEET APART MASKS ARE OPTIONAL AND EACH CHILD BRINGS THEIR OWN SUPPLIES THEY EAT LUNCH AT THEIR DESKS, NOT IN THE CAFETERIA ALMOST EVERYTHING ELSE HAPPENS OUTSIDE AND STAFFERS SANITIZE HIGH-TOUCH SURFACES BETWEEN GROUPS

NEW STEPS TO BALANCE SCHOOL AND SAFETY HOW HAPPY ARE YOU TO BE BACK AT SCHOOL >> SUPERDUPER >> YEAH >> AND THEY ARE THREE WEEKS NOW INTO THE SESSION SO FAR, NO KIDS HAVE GOTTEN SICK CERTAINLY, IT WILL BE MORE OF A CHALLENGE FOR BIGGER SCHOOLS TO MAINTAIN THAT LEVEL OF SOCIAL DISTANCING SOME EXPERTS WANT TO GO FURTHER THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE, HAVE URGED SCHOOLS TO REOPEN BUT THEY ARE RECOMMENDING MASKS FOR ALL TEACHERS AND STUDENTS >>> IT'S EASY TO SAY RACISM IS A THING OF THE PAST

>> BUT IT'S NOT ESPECIALLY, WHEN BLACK PEOPLE DON'T ENJOY THE FULL PROTECTIONS AFFORDED BY THE CONSTITUTION >> AS PROUD AMERICANS, HOW MUCH LONGER CAN WE AVOID AN HONEST LOOK IN THE MIRROR EQUALITY IS AT BAT TOGETHER, WE MUST LEARN AND GROW >> WE DON'T KNOW THE EXACT ANSWER >> JUSTIN TURNER THERE THAT'S JUST A SNIPPET OF A VIDEO BY THE L

A DODGERS CALLED IN THIS TOGETHER, SUPPORTING BLACK LIVES MATTER AND RAISING MONEY FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE CAUSES >> JEOPARDY'S ALEX TREBEK SHARED A POSITIVE HEALTH UPDATE FOR HIS FANS >> I'M DOING WELL I HAVE BEEN CONTINUING MY TREATMENT, AND IT IS PAYING OFF, THOUGH IT DOES FATIGUE ME A GREAT DEAL MY NUMBERS ARE GOOD

I'M FEELING GREAT I CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN TO THE STUDIO, AND START RECORDING SHOWS FOR THE NEW SEASON IN SEPTEMBER >> TREBEK ALSO ADDED HE'S BEEN DOING SO WELL THAT HE WROTE A BOOK, A MEMOIR TITLED "THE ANSWER IS, REFLECTIONS ON MY LIFE" IT'S SET TO BE PUBLISHED JULY 21st >> LOOKS GOOD THERE GLAD TO SEE HIM LOOKING HEALTHY

>> LOOK FORWARD TO THAT BOOK AND THE FALL WHEN HE COMES BACK TO JEOPARDY >> ALL RIGHT HERE IS SOME PROOF THAT HEROES, THEY COME IN ALL SIZES 6-YEAR-OLD BRIDGER WALKER IS RECOVERING AFTER RUSHING TO PROTECT HIS 4-YEAR-OLD SISTER FROM A DOG ATTACK A GERMAN SHEPHERD MIX LUNGED AT THE KIDS IN FRONT OF HIS HOUSE IN WYOMING AND WITHOUT THINKING, BRIDGER STEPPED RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIS SISTER A POST ABOUT HIS HEROICS WENT VIRAL AND OFTEN CAUGHT THE EYE OF CAPTAIN AMERICA HIMSELF HE REACHED OUT AND SAID WHAT HE DID WAS SO BRAVE AND HE SENT HIM AN AUTHENTIC SHIELD FROM THE AVENGERS >> A 6-YEAR-OLD, TOO KUDOS TO THE PARENTS FOR INSTILLING THAT IN THEIR >>> WELCOME BACK TO "EARLY TODAY

THE HEAT ADVISORIES AND WARNING AND WATCHES, STARTING TO DOT THE MAP HERE MINNEAPOLIS IS UNDER HEAT WATCH, ALONG WITH PHILADELPHIA AND THESE WILL STAND TODAY AND THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND OKLAHOMA CITY WILL FEEL LIKE 106 DEGREES WE WILL ALSO BE WATCHING HEAT EXPANDING BY THE TIME WE GET TO SATURDAY, IT WILL FEEL LIKE 108 IN MINNEAPOLIS, OF ALL PLACES AND THEN, BY THE TIME WE >>> A WORKER ON THE FRONT LINES OF THE CORONAVIRUS BATTLE FOUND A UNIQUE WAY TO UNWIND AFTER SPENDING EIGHT LONG WEEKS HELPING PATIENTS IN A BRONX ICU, A PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT DECIDED TO DECOMPRESS WITH AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY REPORTER ADAM HARDING FROM OUR WNBC AFFILIATE HAS THIS STORY >> Reporter: AS THERESA MADE HER WAY DOWN THIS STATEN ISLAND BOARDWALK, HER FAMILY WAS RIGHT THERE ON THE BEACH CHEERING HER ON FOR THE LAST LEG OF A CROSS-COUNTRY BIKE RIDE THAT BEGAN MORE THAN AMONTH AGO

>> IT'S AN OVERWHELMING FEELING >> THERESA HAD JUST FINISHED AN EIGHT-WEEK STRETCH VOLUNTEERING AS A PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT IN THE COVID UNIT OF A BRONX HOSPITAL >> YOU GOT TO ANSWER THE CALL AND DEEP DOWN INSIDE, IN YOUR HEART, YOU MIGHT BE A LITTLE SCARED BUT I KNEW IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO >> MOST OF HER PATIENTS WERE ON VENTILATORS IN THE EPICENTER OF THE NATION'S OUTBREAK

AND WHEN IT WAS TIME TO HEAD HOME TO BUFFALO, SHE HAD AN IDEA >> I NEEDED MY OWN MEANTAL DECOMPRESSION, AND I REALLY IMPECH WUSLY JUST BOUGHT A ONE-WAY TICKET TO PORTLAND, OREGON I DIDN'T EVEN HAVE A BIKE I BOUGHT THIS BIKE OFF OF CRAIG'S LIST THE DAY I LANDED AND STARTED RIDING EAST THE VERY NEXT DAY AS SHE WAS TRAVELING ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THERESA MADE SURE TO BRING HER CAMERA WITH HER SHE WANTED TO TAKE VIDEO AND PHOTOS OF HER ENTIRE JOURNEY, 3,200 MILES AND A LOT OF STORIES THAT SHE'LL NEVER FORGET >> WILD SUMMER STORMS ALONG THE HIGHWAY, TO THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS WHO LET HER SLEEP IN THEIR CORNFIELDS IT WAS THE EXPERIENCE SHE NEEDED AFTER WITNESSING SO MUCH PAIN IN THE HOSPITAL >> I DISCOVERED THE MEANING OF THE RIDE, AS I WENT >> WHEN SHE FINALLY FINISHED HER JOURNEY WEDNESDAY, THERESA TOOK HER BIKE INTO THE OCEAN HAVING TRAVELED FROM THE PACIFIC TO THE ATLANTIC

IT WAS EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN THAT SHOWED HER WHAT SHE WAS LOOKING FOR >> THIS IS A DIFFICULT TIME BUT WE ARE A STRONG — WE ARE A STRONG COUNTRY AND WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER >> THANKS TO WNBC'S ADAM HARDING FOR THAT REPORT SHE IS ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE NOT ONLY GOING THROUGH THAT JOURNEY

BUT TO CHOOSE TO VOLUNTEER SHE DIDN'T HAVE TO >> LIKE YOU SAID, AMAZING PERSON ALL THE WAY AROUND AND DESERVES TO LET OFF SOME STEAM THAT WAY >> WOW WE APPLAUD HER >> KUDOS >> POLICE BODY CAM VIDEO CAPTURING THE MOMENT OFFICERS IN SOUTH FLORIDA CAPTURED A LOOSE KANGAROO CHECK THIS OUT IF THE LAUDERDALE POLICE MANAGED TO GET THE KANGAROO TO HOP CLOSER TO HIM

AFTER A FEW TRIES, THEY WERE ABLE TO WRANGLE THE ROO IN THE BACKSEAT OF THE CAR SO NOW, IT'S UP TO FLORIDA OFFICIALS TO DECIDE ON ITS NEW HOME THAT WAS A SMART >>> WE ARE SIX MONTHS INTO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC AND THE NATION NOW HITTING NEW RECORD DAILY CASES REPORTED HOT SPOTS SHUTTING DOWN AGAIN >>> THE ALARMING REPORTS OF RUSSIAN HACKERS ACCUSED OF TRYING TO STEAL CORONAVIRUS VACCINE RESEARCH >> WHY WAS A 14-YEAR-OLD SHOT BY POLICE NO ONE TOLD HER THAT FACT UNTIL WEEKS LATER THE BOY SURVIVED BUT THIS MORNING A FAMILY STRUGGLES TO FIND ANSWERS >> THE CLOSEST IMAGES EVER TAKEN OF THE SUN'S SURFACE WE'RE JUST HEATING UP ON THIS FRIDAY, JULY 17th AND "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >>> GOOD MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA >> I'M FRANCES RIVERA

AS WE HEAD IN A COAST TO COAST WEEKEND HEAT WAVE THE CORONAVIRUS CONTINUES SWEEPING ACROSS THE NATION THE UNITED STATES IS DUBIOUSLY LEADING THE WORLD WITH 25% OF REPORTED CORONAVIRUS CASES IN JUST 24 HOURS WE'VE HAD A RECORD 73,000 NEWLY CONFIRMED CASES IN GEORGIA, GOVERNOR BRYAN KEMP IS NOT ONLY REFUSING TO MANDATE MASKS IN PUBLIC GEORGIA HAS OVER 131,000 CASES MAYOR WILL BE A GUEST ON "TODAY" LATER THIS MORNING >>> AFTER A SPEAK IN HOSPITALIZATIONS COLORADO GOVERNOR ISSUED A STATEWIDE MASK MANDATE THE ORDER APPLIES TO EVERYONE OVER THE AGE OF 11 AND IS SET UNTIL AUGUST 15th >>> CALIFORNIA SENATOR IS TRYING TO HOLD STATES ACCOUNTABLE SHE'S PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT THAT WOULD BLOCK STATES FROM GETTING STIMULUS FUNDING UNLESS THEY HAVE MASK MANDATES

>>> TYLER PERRY DONATED KROGER GIFT CARDS TO FAMILIES IMPACTED BY THE PANDEMIC PLA ATLANTA POLICE OFFICERS WENT DOOR TO DOOR TO HAND THEM OUT >> AND FOOD INSECURITY IN THE UNITED STATES IN AN INTERVIEW HE DISCUSSED THE BAND'S WORK WITH FEEDING AMERICA AND SAID ONE IN SIX AMERICANS ARE ON TRACK TO BE FOOD INSECURE THIS YEAR >>> WITH SEVERE OUTBREAKS HAPPENING IN SEVERAL STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY HOSPITALS ARE FEELING THE STRAIN AND OFFICIALS ARE CONCERNED THEY MAY HIT A BREAKING POINT ALICE BARR IS IN WASHINGTON WITH THE LATEST

>> Reporter: SIX MONTHS INTO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, CASES ARE SURGING, HOSPITALS FILLING UP, HOT SPOTS SHUTTING DOWN AND MANY OF THE SAME FIGHTS STILL RAGING ON >> THERE'S NO REASON FOR THIS NATION TO BE GOING THROUGH WHAT IT'S GOING THROUGH NOW WE LEARN THESE LESSONS MONTHS AGO >> Reporter: ARKANSAS AND COLORADO MANDATING MASKS STATEWIDE WHILE GEORGIA'S GOVERNOR IS TRYING TO REVERSE MASK ORDERS IN AT LEAST 15 CITIES ATLANTA'S MAYOR DEFIANT >> IF YOU WANT TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR CUSTOMERS YOU SHOULD WEAR MASKS OUR POLICIES ARE ENFORCEABLE AND THEY STAND >> Reporter: WITH STATE AND LOCAL LEADERS FOLLOWING THEIR OWN PATH, MANY STRUGGLING TO ESTABLISH CONTACT TRACING THEY'RE LOOKING TO THE ADMINISTRATION FOR A COORDINATED FEDERAL RESPONSE >> WE NEED THE PRESIDENT TO LEAD AND FOCUS ON THESE ISSUES

>> Reporter: A NEW POLL FINDS JUST 37% APPROVE OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S HANDLING OF THE VIRUS AND WITH HIS DEMOCRATIC RIVAL JOE BIDEN NOW LEADING BY 11 POINTS IN THE SAME POLL THE PRESIDENT IS REPLACING HIS CAMPAIGN MANAGER JUST FOUR MONTHS BEFORE THE ELECTION AS PRESIDENT TRUMP BANKS ON AN ECONOMIC RECOVERY TO BOOST HIS CAMPAIGN >> WE'RE GOING TO GET THINGS DONE THAT THEY'VE WANTED TO SEE DONE FOR A LONG, LONG TIME >> Reporter: NEWS MORE THAN A MILLION AMERICANS FILED FIRST TIME UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS FOR THE 17th STRAIGHT WEEK AND WITH EXTRA UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS SET TO EXPIRE AT THE END OF THIS MONTH LAWMAKERS IN BOTH PARRIES ARE NEGOTIATING THE NEXT CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BILL NOW EXPECTED TO BE AT LEAST ANOTHER TRILLION DOLLARS >> THE WORLD RACES TO MANUFACTURE A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE ACCORDING TO TOP INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS RUSSIAN AND CHINESE HACKERS ARE TRYING TO STEAL RESEARCH MATT BRADLEY HAS MORE

>> Reporter: RUSSIAN HACKERS TRYING TO STEAL CORONAVIRUS VACCINE RESEARCH FROM AMERICAN CANADIAN AND BRITISH HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS ACCORDING TO THE COUNTRY'S INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES THE HEAD OF BRITAIN'S NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY CENTER SAID THEY FIRST NOTICED THE HACKING ATTEMPTS IN FEBRUARY >> IT'S NOT A SURPRISE IT'S DEPLORABLE AND WE CALL THAT IN THE STRONGEST POSSIBLE TERMS AND WE ARE TRYING TO MAKE SURE BY PUBLICIZING THE TECHNICAL DETAILS THAT PEOPLE CAN DEFEND AGAINST IT >> Reporter: THERE'S NO EVIDENCE THAT THE HACKERS STOLE ANY DATA, ONLY THAT THEY INFILTRATED SYSTEMS BELIEVED TO BE BACKED BY RUSSIA AND IMPLICATED BY RUSSIAN HACKS IN 2016 RUSSIA DENIED THE ALLEGATIONS SAYING THEY HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THESE ATTEMPTS

BILL BARR ALSO WARNING FOR CHINESE HACKERS WHO THE FBI SAYS TRIED TO STEAL VACCINE RESEARCH IN MAY >> THEY'VE TARGETED AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES AND FIRMS IN A BIT TO STEAL THE IP RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS TREATMENTS AND VACCINES SOMETIMES DISRUPTING THE WORK OF OUR RESEARCHERS >> Reporter: THE ATTACKS COME JUST AS BRITISH AND AMERICAN RESEARCHERS GET CLOSER TO A VACCINE JOHNSON AND JOHNSON SAYING THEY EXPECT TO START HUMAN TRIALS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE THIS IS SO HIGH STAKES THAT EVEN MEDICAL RESEARCH FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL MAN KIND IS NOT CONSIDERED OFF LIMITS >> THINK OF THE POLITICAL BENEFITS IF YOU COULD ANNOUNCE WE HAVE THE VIRUS — WE HAVE THE VACCINE

WE HAVE THE CURE >> Reporter: A CURE SO VALUABLE IT MAY BE WOTRTH STEALING HE ALSO SAID THAT FIGHTING HACKING IS SIMILAR IN SOME WAYS TO FIGHTING THE CORONAVIRUS JUST SIMPLE PRECAUTIONS FOR SAFETY LIKE NOT CLICKING ON STRANGE LINKS OR PROTECTING YOUR E-MAIL PASS WORD ALL LITTLE THINGS THAT HE REFERRED TO AS DIGITAL HYGIENE >> THANK YOU >>> THE SCORCHING NEW TELL ALL FROM THE PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NIECE IS FLYING OFF SHELVES SELLING NEARLY A MILLION COPIES ON THE FIRST DAY ALONE IT'S WHAT'S INSIDE THE BOOK THAT'S MAKING HEADLINES LET'S GET TO TRACIE POTTS AND SOME EXPLOSIVE ALLEGATIONS IN THAT BOOK >> SHE TALKED ABOUT THOSE EL GAGSS WITH RACHEL MADDOW AND SAID NOT ONLY WAS IT A FAMILY CULTURE TO USE DEROGATORY LANGUAGE BUT THAT SHE PERSONALLY HEARD THE PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP USE LANGUAGE LIKE THAT ANTI-SEMITIC SLURS SPECIFICALLY AND THE N WORD SHE SAYS SHE CEASE CONCERNED ABOUT THE IMPACT HE'S HAVING ON THE COUNTRY AND THINKS HE NEEDS TO BE DEFEATED IN NOVEMBER >> THIS IS BEYOND PARTISANSHIP THIS IS SO BEYOND PARTY

WE NEED TO BE THINKING ABOUT THIS AS AMERICANS WE NEED TO BE THINKING ABOUT WHAT — WHO WE WANT TO BE AS A PEOPLE GOING FORWARD SO CONTINUING ALONG THIS PATH WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF DONALD WERE TO BE ELECTED IN 2020 WOULD I BELIEVE BE THE TEND OF THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT I DO NOT BELIEVE THERE'S ANY COMING BACK FROM THIS >> THE WHITE HOUSE REACTING TO MARY TRUMP'S TELL ALL BOOK SAYING THAT IT'S FULL OF FALSEHOODS AND THAT THE PRESIDENT NEVER USED THOSE WORDS BACK TO YOU >> THANK YOU >>> NASA HAS RELEASED THE CLOSEST IMAGES OF THE SUN EVER TAKEN

THEY WERE SENT BACK BY THE SOLAR ORBITER WHICH COMPLETED ITS FIRST CLOSE PASS SINCE MID JUNE AND THEY MEAN 48 MILLION MILES FROM IT THEY HOPE THE IMAGES WILL HELP THEM UNDERSTAND OUR STARS' ATMOSPHERIC LAYERS YOU KNOW HOW THE SUN IS AFFECTING OUR WEATHER DOWN HERE >> WE ZERNLY DO BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO BE A SCORCHER WEEKEND HERE'S BILL KARINS GOOD MORNING >> WELL, GOOD MORNING WE'RE HEADING INTO THE HOTTEST PERIOD OF THE YEAR THIS WEEKEND IS GOING TO BE EXCEPTIONALLY HOT LIKELY THE HOTTEST WEEKEND SO FAR WE'VE SEEN COAST TO COAST

A FEW SHOWERS AND STORMS OUT THERE ROLLING THROUGH THE NORTHEAST AND THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF SOME MORE HUMID AIR AND ALSO SOME HOTTER AIR IN THE NORTHEAST YESTERDAY WE DID NOT HIT 90 IN DC HUNDREDS IN AREAS OF TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA AS WE HEAD THROUGH SATURDAY, HOT AND HUMID IN THE MID PLAEK A FEW STORMS IN FLORIDA THIS IS THE TIME OF YEAR TO BE HAPPY IF IT RAINS TO COOL YOU OFF

POSSIBLY UPPER 90S, NEAR 100 FROM PHILADELPHIA TO WASHINGTON, DC AND A FEELS LIKE TEMPERATURE BETWEEN 105 AND 110 THAT'S THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY NOW A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR LOCAL FORECAST WELL, WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO WATCH THOSE TEMPERATURES SOARING INTO THE NORTHERN PLAINS WE ALSO HAVE A THREAT OF SOME VERY STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH GUSTY WINDS AND POSSIBLE SMALL HAIL IN AREAS OF NORTH DAKOTA AND MINNESOTA

WE'LL SEE SOME COOLER AIR WE ARE SEEING EXPANSION OF THAT HOT AIR AND MILLIONS MORE PEOPLE WILL BE INCLUDED BY THE END OF THE WEEKEND >> WOW I ONLY SAW SEATTLE WAS LIKE THE ONLY CITY ON THA >>> ON THURSDAY AUTHORITIES REMOVED THE STATUE OF THE BLACK LIVES MATTERS STATUE THE NEW STATUE IS CALLED A SURGE OF POWER THE RESIDENT STEEL SCULPTURE DEPICTS A PROTESTER WHO CLIMBED ON TOP OF THE SAME BASE AFTER THE STATUE WAS PULLED DOWN LAST MONTH >>> SERIES ON INEQUALITY IN AMERICA AND AN NBC NEWS INVESTIGATION THERE'S MOUNTING SCRUTINY OF A LOUISIANA SHERIFF'S OFFICE AFTER A BLACK TEENAGER WAS SHOT IN THE BACK DURING A CHASE

HIS MOTHER IS DEMANDING ANSWERS GABE GUTIERREZ HAS OUR REPORT >> Reporter: TIFFANY McGEE COULDN'T BELIEVE IT, THE PHONE CALL NO MOTHER WANTS TO HEAR >> THEY JUST SAID HE WAS BROUGHT IN WITH A GUNSHOT WOUND >> DID THEY SAY A DEPUTY SHOT HIM >> NO ONE SPOKE UP TO SAY AN OFFICER SHOT MY CHILD

>> Reporter: 14-YEAR-OLD TRE'MALL McGEE WE IN THE HOSPITAL HE HAD BEEN RIDING IN A CAR THAT HAD BEEN REPORTED STOLEN THOUGH HE SAID HE DIDN'T KNOW THAT >> Reporter: THE DRIVER STOPPED, BAILED OUT OF THE CAR AND THE THREE TEENAGERS STARTED RUNNING McGEE JUMPED THIS FENCE AND DEPUTIES CAUGHT UP WITH HIM AS HE TRIED TO CRAWL UNDERNEATH THAT SHED IN THE BACKYARD >> DID YOU REALIZE THE OFFICERS HAD DRAWN THEIR WEAPONS? >> HUH-UH >> WHERE DID HE SHOOT YOU

>> IN MY BACK >> Reporter: THEY DID NOT MENTION THE OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING THREE MONTHS LATER TRE'MALL WAS CHARGED WITH RESISTING AN OFFICER BY FLIGHT AND JEFFERSON PARRISH SHERIFF SAID THE AGENCY WAS INVESTIGATING >> JOOUVENILE RECORDS ARE PROTECTED SO IT'S A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT TRUTHFULLY I DIDN'T KNOW IF IT WAS REPORTED OR NOT REPORTED THREE MONTHS AGO >> BUT TIFFANY McGEE SAYS SHE STRUGGLED TO GET ANSWERS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT SHE RECORDED WHAT SHE SAYS WERE HER INTERACTIONS WITH THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE LIKE THIS ONE IN MAY >> NOT WITH A TASER

>> WITH A FIREARM SIR MY SON HAS A BULLET WOUND THAT IS NEVER GOING TO GO AWAY AT 14 YEARS OLD TO STAND IN MY FACE AND TELL ME YOU DON'T REMEMBER, NOT ONLY YOU DON'T REMEMBER, YOU DIDN'T KNOW? NO, THAT DIDN'T SET WELL WITH MY SPIRIT SO IT WASN'T ABOUT TO JUST STOP THERE >> Reporter: SHE'S NOW ONE OF SEVERAL FAMILIES IN THE PARRISH CALLING FOR A CHANGE IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS AT LEAST 12 BLACK AND LATINO MEN AND BOYS HAVE DIED DURING ENCOUNTERS WITH THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE BUT THE SHERIFF HAS REJECTED CALLS TO USE BODY CAMERAS CITING COST AS A KEY REFORM THAT NEIGHBORING NEW ORLEANS HAS EMBRACED >> NO JUSTIFICATION FOR IT >> ATTORNEY IS REPRESENTING THE FAMILY >> DEADLY FORCE SHOULD ONLY BE USED IN THE MOST EXTREME CASES AND I'M SORRY, A 14-YEAR-OLD CHILD LAYING ON THE GROUND TRYING TO COMPLY IS ABSOLUTELY OBJECTIVELY NO REASON TO USE DEADLY FORCE AT ALL >> WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THE PEOPLE LOOKING AT THIS CASE AND MIGHT THINK, OKAY, BUT WHY DID HE RUN? >> RUNNING ISN'T A DEATH PENALTY

THERE IS NO JUSTIFICATION FOR SHOOTING AND UNARMED CHILD IN THE BACK THERE ISN'T THERE ISN'T >> Reporter: THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE DECLINED OUR REQUEST FOR ON ON CAMERA INTERVIEW CITING CHILD PROVETY LAWS TIFFANY McGEE SAYS SHE WON'T STOP PUSHING >> ONCE I GET ME A VOICE AND BE HEARD I'M GOING TO LET IT BE HEARD >>> US

STOCK FUTURES ARE UP SLIGHTLY THIS MORNING FOLLOWING THURSDAY'S VOLATILE SESSION THE DOW DROPPED 125 POINTS >>> NETFLIX GOT A BOOST OF SUBSCRIBERS WITH A WHOPPING 10 MILLION NEW USERS WORLDWIDE BETWEEN APRIL AND JUNE THE COMPANY HAS MADE ITS CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER THE CEO ALONGSIDE REED HASTINGS THEY'VE BEEN PARTNERS FOR YEARS AND THIS JUST MAKES IT FORMAL NOW >>> AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE MASSIVE TWITTER HACK THAT COMPROMISED ACCOUNTS >> TWITTER NOW DOING DAMAGE CONTROL AFTER SUFFERING A HUGE HACK >> IT MAY EVEN BE THE TOUGHEST DAY IN TWITTER'S HISTORY IN THE SENSE THAT THEY LOST CONTROL OF THEIR MOST VALUABLE PEOPLE >> THE ACCOUNTS OF TWITTER'S MOST FAMOUS USERS FROM BARACK OBAMA TO JEFF BEZOS AFFECTED A PROMISE OF DOUBLING THE USER'S MONEY THE FBI SAYING THE ACCOUNTS APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN COMPROMISED IN ORDER TO PERPETUATE CRYPTOCURRENCY THEY URGE NOT TO FALL VICTIM TO THIS SCAM

>> TWITTER REVEALING THE HACK WAS A COORDINATED SOCIAL ENGINEERING ATTACK BY PEOPLE WHO SUCCESSFULLY TARGETED SOME OF OUR EMPLOYEES WITH ACCESS TO INTERNAL SYSTEMS AND TOOLS THE COMPANY ADDING, WE'RE LOOKING INTO WHAT OTHER MALICIOUS ACTIVITY THEY MAY HAVE CONDUCTED OR INFORMATION THEY MAY HAVE ACCESSED AND THAT ACTIVITY IS RAISING QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PLATFORM'S ROLE IN POLITICS JOE BIDEN WAS AMONG THE VICTIMS HE TWEETED IN PART, I DON'T HAVE BITCOIN AND I'LL NEVER ASK YOU TO SEND ME ANY >> IT DOES GIVE THE SOCIAL MEDIA INDUSTRY A WAKEUP CALL TO PREPARE FOR ELECTION DAY >> TWITTER UNDER SCRUTINY WITH THE ELECTION LESS THAN FOUR MONTHS >>> HERE'S PROOF THAT HEROES COME IN ALL SIZES HERE RUSHING TO PROTECT HIS FOUR-YEAR-OLD SISTER FROM A DOG ATTACK A GERMAN SHEPHERD MIX LUNGED AT THE KIDS AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE AND HE STEPPED IN RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIS SISTER IT WENT VIRAL AND ALSO CAUGHT THE EYE OF CAPTAIN AMERICA HIMSELF CHRIS EVANS TOLD THE BOY WHAT HE DID WAS SO SELFLESS AND SO BRAVE HE SENT HIM AN AUTHENTIC SHIELD NORMALLY LITTLE KIDS FREAK OUT THEY GET SO SCARED >> NOT HIM NO BILL KARINS IS BRINGING THE HEAT >> HATS OFF TO HIM NOW AN EXPANDING, MAP FILLING UP WITH ORANGE

WE'L >>> AS SCHOOL DISTRICTS CONSIDER REOPENING THEY MIGHT LEARN FROM THE EXPERIENCE FROM A SCHOOL IN NEW JERSEY ALSO THIS MORNING SOME TROUBLING NEWS ABOUT COVID AND KIDS IN FLORIDA >> Reporter: GOOD MORNING, PHILLIP WITH 53 MILLION KIDS IN K THROUGH 12 SCHOOLS A LOT OF ANXIOUS FAMILIES WANT TO KNOW WHAT GOING BACK TO SCHOOL LOOKS LIKE IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC AS THE DEBATE OVER OPENING SCHOOLS INTENSIFIES, A STUNNING NEW STATISTIC FROM FLORIDA 31% OF KIDS TESTED THERE FOR COVID-19 WERE POSITIVE MORE THAN 16,000 THOUGH EXPERTS WARN THERE ARE CAVEATS >> THESE ARE KIDS WHO ARE TESTED BECAUSE THEY MORE THAN LIKELY HAD SYMPTOMS SO THIS IS NOT INDICATIVE OF KIDS OVERALL

>> Reporter: HOSPITALIZATIONS FOR CHILDREN REMAIN VERY RARE AND THE DEATH RATE FOR COVID PATIENTS UNDER AGE 25 IS LESS THAN 1% IT COMES AS SOME SCHOOLS ARE ALREADY IN SESSION AS WEST FIELD DAYCARE CENTER IN NEW JERSEY SUMMER SCHOOL IS OPEN FOR KIDS 18 MONTHS TO KINDERGARTEN WITH A NEW ROUTINE NO ONE WITH A TEMPERATURE WITH 1004 OR ABOVE CAN COME TO CLASS AND PARENTS SAY GOOD-BYE OUTSIDE >> WE COMPARED THE PROS AND THE CONS AND WE CONCLUDE IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO SEND KIDS HERE THE KIDS LEARN IN SMALL GROUPS OF TEN OR WHAT SOME EXPERTS CALL PODS REDUCING CONTACT WITH OTHERS SO IF SOMEONE GETS SICK THE POD CAN BE QUARANTINED >> THERE'S ALWAYS A RISK BUT IF IT'S GOING AS SMOOTHLY AS HERE I THINK CHILDREN NEED IT THEY NEED TO BE WITH OTHER CHILDREN >> TEACHERS SIT THE KIDS SIX FEET APART MASKS ARE OPTIONAL AND EACH CHILD BRINGS THEIR OWN SUPPLIES

THEY EAT LUNCH AT THEIR DESKS NOT IN THE CAFETERIA ALMOST EVERY ELSE HAPPENS OUTSIDE AND STAFFERS SANITIZE HIGH TOUCH SURFACES BETWEEN GROUPS NEW STEPS TO BALANCE SCHOOL AND SAFETY >> HOW HAPPY ARE YOU TO BE BACK AT SCHOOL? >> SUPER DUPER >> SUPER DUPER >> YEAH >> Reporter: AND THEY'RE THREE WEEKS NOW INTO THE SESSION SO FAR NO KIDS HAVE GOTTEN SICK IT WILL BE A CHALLENGE FOR BIGGER SCHOOLS TO MAINTAIN THAT LEVEL OF SOCIAL DISTANCING THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND MEDICINE HAVE URGED SCHOOLS TO REOPEN, BUT THEY ARE RECOMMENDING MASKS FOR ALL TEACHERS AND STUDENTS >> THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THERE THANK YOU

>> A MODEL TO FOLLOW >>> TODAY IS KRISPY KREME'S 83rd BIRTHDAY SO TO CELEBRATE THEY'RE OFFERING A DOZEN FREE ORIGINAL GLAZED DOZEN WITH THE PURCHASE OF ANY DOZEN THE OFFER IS ONLY TODAY IN PARTICIPATING RETA >>> NEW RECORD NUMBERS WITH ALMOST 73,000 NEW CASES OF CORONAVIRUS REPORTED, IN A SI SINGLE DAY AS MORE STATES AND STORES DEMAND MASKS BE WORN, WHILE OTHERS ARE STILL HOLDING OUT ON MASK MANDATES >> NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING ALARMING REPORTS OF RUSSIAN HACKERS TRYING TO STEAL CORONAVIRUS VACCINE RESEARCH >> CONTINUING ALONG THIS PATH, WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF DONALD WERE TO BE ELECTED IN 2020, WOULD, I ABSOLUTELY BELIEVE, BE THE END OF THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT >> BUT THAT'S NOT ALL THE PRESIDENT'S NIECE HAD TO SAY WE HAVE GOT THE LATEST AND HOW THE WHITE HOUSE IS RESPONDING

>> AS WE HEAD INTO WHAT BILL KARINS SAYS WILL BE THE HOTTEST WEEKEND OF THE SUMMER, FROM COAST TO COAST, IS THAT AIR CONDITIONING IN YOUR UNIT IN YOUR HOME SPREADING COVID-19 "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GOOD FRIDAY MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA >> AND I'M FRANCES RIVERA AS WE HEAD TO A COAST TO COAST HEAT WAVE, CLASHES OVER MASK MANDATES ARE REACHING A TIPPING POINT CITY AND STATE LEADERS ARE FACING OFF AS BUSINESSES FORGE AHEAD WITH THEIR OWN RULES THE UNITED STATES IS LEADING THE WORLD WITH 25% OF REPORTED CORONAVIRUS CASES IN JUST 24 HOURS, WE HAD A RECORD 73,000 CONFIRMED CASES

THERE ARE NOW NEARLY 4 MILLION AMERICANS INFECTED >> AFTER A SPIKE IN HOSPITALIZATIONS, COLORADO GOCGO GOVERNOR JARED POLIS ISSUED A STATEWIDE MASK MANDATE THAT GOES INTO EFFECT TODAY APPLIES TO ANYONE OVER THE AGE OF 11 >> GOVERNOR KEMP IS NOT ONLY REFUSING TO MANDATE MASKS IN PUBLIC HE IS SUING TO STOP MAYOR KEISHA LANCE BOTTOMS FROM DOING SO SHE RECENTLY CONTRACTED THE VIRUS AND HER HUSBAND IS VERY ILL

GEORGIA CURRENTLY HAS OVER 31,000 CASES >> RESEARCHERS ARE RAISING ALARMS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS TESTING WAITING MORE THAN 48 HOURS FOR RESULTS MAKES IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO TRACE AND CONTROL THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS AND SOME PEOPLE ARE WAITING UP TO TWO WEEKS FOR A RESULT RESEARCHERS AT THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION WARN OF AN IMPENDING DISASTER IF AMERICA DOESN'T INCREASE TESTING TO 30 MILLION PER WEEK, BY OCTOBER WE'RE AT ABOUT 4

5 MILLION A WEEK RIGHT NOW >> IN AN INTERVIEW WITH FACEBOOK FOUNDER, MARK ZUCKERBERG, DR ANTHONY FAUCI REACTED TO THE LATEST SPIKES IN CORONAVIRUS CASE >> THERE WERE SOME STATES THAT ACTUALLY, WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHAT THE GUIDELINES WERE FOR OPENING, YOU KNOW, THE CHECKPOINTS THAT YOU HAVE TO GET PAST, BEFORE YOU WENT TO THE NEXT FADS PHASE SOME OF THEM WENT TOO QUICKLY, AND OFFICIALLY JUMPED OVER THEM

THAT, AS I HAD SAID IN PREVIOUS DISCUSSIONS, IS A RECIPE FOR GETTING INTO TROUBLE >> THE INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT SAID STATES DON'T NECESSARILY NEED TO LOCK DOWN AGAIN, BUT THAT REOPENINGS NEED TO BE HANDLED IN A MORE MEASURED WAY >> AS MORE STATES ARE EXPANDING THEIR MASK MANDATES, TENSIONS ARE MOUNTING WITH PEOPLE WHO SEE IT AS A VIELOLATION OF THEIR RIGHTS OUR MIGUEL ALMAGUER HAS MORE >> Reporter: FACING DOWN A PANDEMIC IN SOME REGIONS, AN ABOUTFACE WHEN IT COMES TO WEARING MASKS STATES LIKE ARKANSAS AND COLORADO, NOW REQUIRING THEM IN PUBLIC IN TEXAS, GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT SAYS HE WON'T SHUT THE STATE BACK DOWN, BUT RESIDENTS NEED TO WEAR ONE >> IF EVERYONE CAN ADOPT THE PRACTICE OF WEARING A FACE MASK FOR THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS, WE WILL BE ABLE TO GET COVID-19 UNDER CONTROL >> THOUGH, THE CDC AND NEARLY HEALTH PROFESSIONAL AGREES, MASKS REMAIN A FLASH POINT ACROSS THE COUNTRY FROM COFFEE SHOPS TO GROCERY STORES, MANY REFUSE TO WEAR ONE

AS MORE RETAILERS, LEIKE TARGET REQUIRE THEM IN FLORIDA, ONE SHOPPER PULLED A GUN ON ANOTHER AFTER A DISPUTE OVER FACE MASKS IN UTAH, A MEETING ABOUT FACE COVERINGS CANCELLED, WHEN PARENTS INSIDE A PACKED ROOM REFUSED TO WEAR ONE STATES IN ROUGHLY HALF THE COUNTRY REQUIRE THEM >> WHY AREN'T THEY ENFORCING IT? >> IN GEORGIA, WHILE EXTENDING COVID RESTRICTIONS, THE GOVERNOR MADE IT A POINT TO PROHIBIT SOME CITIES AND CO COUNTIES FROM REQUIRING MASKS, EVEN AS CORONAVIRUS CASES SURGE TO HISTORIC NUMBERS >> OUR HANDS SHOULD BE TOTALLY AND UNEQUIVOCALLY WORKING TO FIGHT THIS VIRUS

>> NBC'S BLAYNE ALEXANDER IS IN GEORGIA >> HERE, IN ATLANTA, THE CITY'S MAYOR WHO HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID, HERSELF SAYS, DESPITE THE GOVERNOR'S ORDER, MASK REQUIREMENTS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE ADDING, HER DECISION IS DRIVEN BY SCIENCE AND DATA >> IN FLORIDA, WHERE MASK RULES VARY, COUNTY BY COUNTY THE EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER THAT'S TRACKING THE VIRUS WAS SHUT DOWN AFTER 12 EMPLOYEES TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID THE MIXED MESSAGING OVER FACE COVERINGS, UNFOLDING ACROSS THE COUNTRY

>> IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE WHY ARE WE WEARING MASKS TO BE OUTSIDE? >> IT'S SUCH A SMALL INCONVENIENCE, FOR THE GREATER GOOD >> WITH 34 STATES SEEING AN INCREASE IN COVID CASES BY AT LEAST 25%, MORE THAN 35 MILLION AMERICANS HAVE TESTED POBZTSITIE FOR THE VIRUS 600 OUT-OF-STATE NURSES ARE HEADED TO HARD-HIT REGIONS, LIKE ARIZONA >> I WOULD RECOMMEND, AS STRONG AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN, TO GET PEOPLE TO WEAR MASKS >> CALIFORNIA

ONE OF THE FIRST STATES TO REQUIRE FACE MASKS IS NOW ONE OF THE HARDEST HIT AND THERE IS NO TALK OF LOOSENING RESTRICTIONS >> OUR NATION STRUGGLING OVER HOW TO CONTAIN A PANDEMIC, AS MASKS BECOME THE FACE OF CONTROVERSY MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES >> A NEW THREAT THIS MORNING AS THE WORLD RACES TO MANUFACTURE A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE RUSSIAN HACKERS ARE TRYING TO STEAL VACCINE RESEARCH FROM AMERICAN, CANADIAN, AND BRITISH HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS, ACCORDING TO INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES

>> IT'S NOT A SURPRISE I THINK — I MEAN, IT'S DEPLORABLE AND WE CALL IT OUT, IN THE STRONGEST POSSIBLE TERMS AND WE ARE TRYING TO MAKE SURE, BY PUBLICIZING THE TECHNICAL DETAIL, THAT PEOPLE CAN DEFEND AGAINST IT >> MARTIN SAID THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THE HACKERS STOLE ANY DATA ONLY THAT THEY INFILTRATED SYSTEMS USING MALWARE AND SP SPEAR FISHING RUSSIA DENIES THE ALLEGATIONS ALSO, WARNED ABOUT THE THREAT FROM CHINESE HACKERS WHO WERE DETECTED TRYING TO STEAL VACCINE RESEARCH IN MAY

>> EXPLOSIVE, NEW ALLEGATIONS THIS MORNING FROM THE PRESIDENT'S NIECE, MARY TRUMP, WHOSE BOOK ABOUT THE PRESIDENT HITS STORES THIS WEEK SELLING NEARLY A MILLION COPIES ON THE FIRST DAY, ALONE GEOFF BENNETT HAS MORE >> Reporter: A STUNNING, NEW ACCUSATION FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NIECE MARY TRUMP TELLING MSNBC'S RACHEL MADDOW, SHE'S HEARD THE PRESIDENT USE ANTI-SEMITIC SLURS AND THE N WORD >> I HAVE TO PRESS YOU ON IT A LITTLE BIT IF — JUST TO ASK IF THE PRESIDENT, IF YOUR UNCLE, WAS AN EXCEPTION TO THAT IN YOUR FAMILY OR IF HE — HE — YOU EVER HEARD HIM EXPRESS, EITHER USE ANTI-SEMITIC SLURS OR THE N WORD OR OTHER RACIST SLURS OR SENTIMENTS LIKE THAT DO YOU MEAN THIS WAS AN AMBIENT THING IN YOUR FAMILY BUT YOU DIDN'T EVER HEAR IT FROM HIM OR DID YOU HEAR IT FROM HIM, TOO? >> YEAH, OF COURSE, I DID

AND I DON'T THINK THAT SHOULD SURPRISE ANYBODY GIVEN HOW VIRULENTLY RACIST HE IS, TODAY >> HAVE YOU HEARD — HAVE YOU HEARD THE PRESIDENT USE THE N WORD >> YEAH AND ANTI-SEMITIC SLURS, SPECIFICALLY >> YES >> A WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL, IN RESPONSE, TELLS NBC NEWS, THIS IS A BOOK OF FALSEHOODS, PLAIN AND SIMPLE THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T USE THOSE WORDS IN RECENT WEEKS, THE PRESIDENT HAS SEIZED ON DIVISIVE CULTURE WARS, AND RELIED ON RACE-BATING RHETORIC TO FIRE UP HIS BASE BUT ANOTHER NEW ROUND OF POLLS SHOWS HIM TRAILING JOE BIDEN BY DOUBLE DIGITS, NATIONWIDE AND IN KEY BATTLEGROUND STATES A NEW NBC NEWS/"WALL STREET JOURNAL" POLL FINDS THE PRESUMPTIVE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE WITH A LEAD OVER PRESIDENT TRUMP

IN BATTLEGROUND STATES, BIDEN HOLDING A LEAD OF 12 POINTS THE PRESIDENT SHAKING UP HIS CAMPAIGN STAFF, DEMOTING CAMPAIGN MANAGER BRAD PARSCALE REPLACING HIM WITH DEPUTY CAMPAIGN MANAGER, BILL STEPIEN A VETERAN REPUBLICAN OPERATIVE >> AND A WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL TELLS US, IN RESPONSE TO MARY TRUMP'S ALLEGATION, QUOTE, THIS IS A BOOK OF FALSEHOODS, PLAIN AND SIMPLE THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T USE THOSE WORDS PHILLIP >> ALL RIGHT, GEOFF, THANK YOU

>> JEOPARDY HOST ALEX TREBEK SHARED A POSITIVE HEALTH UPDATE FOR HIS FANS >> I'VE BEEN DOING WELL I'VE BEEN CONTINUING MY TREATMENT, AND IT IS PAYING OFF THOUGH, IT DOES FATIGUE ME A GREAT DEAL MY NUMBERS ARE GOOD I AM FEELING GREAT I CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN TO THE STUDIO AND START RECORDING SHOWS FOR THE NEW SEASON IN SEPTEMBER

>> TREBEK WROTE A BOOK A MEMOIR TITLED THE ANSWER IS REFLECTIONS ON MY LIFE IT'S SET TO BE PUBLISHED JULY 21st SO GREAT TO SEE HIM DOING SO WELL AND SO MANY THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO THE BOOK AND THEN COMING BACK TO JEOPARDY >> WE GOT A COAST TO COAST SCORCHER WEEKEND AHEAD OF US NBC METEOROLOGIST BILL KARINS IS HERE TO TELL US MORE ABOUT THAT HEY, BILL, GOOD MORNING >> HEY, GOOD MORNING TO YOU GUYS A LOT OF RED MIND ME SOLET' GET INTO TODAY'S FORECAST WE HAVE A CHANCE OF SEVERE STORMS IN AREAS OF THE NORTHERN PLAINS BUT THE HEAT IS THE BIG STORY OF THE WE ARE STARTING TO SEE THE HEAT EXPANDING TO THE EAST COAST TODAY, 93 IN D

C ONLY THE NORTHEAST GETS THE EXCEPTION TODAY THEN THE HEAT MOVES IN FOR THIS UPCOMING WEEKEND HOT AND HUMID ARRIVES IN THE MIDATLANTIC AND THE NORTHEAST AS WE GO INTO YOUR SATURDAY VERY HOT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY LOOK AT THAT 105 IN WESTERN KANSAS AREAS OF WEST TEXAS STILL IN THE HUNDREDS AND THEN, AS WE GO THROUGHOUT YOUR SUNDAY, THAT'S WHETHER IT ARRIVES IN AREAS OF THE NORTHEAST AND NEW ENGLAND THAT'S A LOOK AT YOUR WEATHER FOR THE DAY

NOW, HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY-AHEAD FORECAST WHILE WE ARE CONTINUING TO WATCH THOSE TEMPERATURES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY GOING TO WARP WARM UP A LOT IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS AND ALSO UP TOWARDS AREA OF NORTH DAKOTA WE'LL TALK ABOUT SOME OF THOSE SPECIFIC NUMBERS COMING UP GUYS >> ALL RIGHT BILL, THANK >> FT LAUDERDALE POLICE BODY CAMERA CAPTURED THE RARE MOMENT OF A KANGAROO ON THE LOOSE OFFICERS MANAGED TO GET THE KANGAROO TO HOP CLOSER TO HIM

AFTER A FEW TRIES, THEY WERE ABLE TO SAFELY WRANGLE THE ROO AND PUT IT IN THE BACKSEAT OF THEIR SQUAD CAR TURNS OUT THE MARSUPIAL ESCAPED FROM ITS OWNER BEEN TURNED OVER TO THE WILDLIFE COMMISSION I DON'T >>> LADING THE NEWS TYLER PERRY'S ONCE AGAIN GIVING BACK TO HIS ATLANTA COMMUNITY THE MEDIA MOGUL DONATED 1,000 KROGER GIFT CARDS TO FAMILIES IMPACTED BY THE PANDEMIC PERRY SAID THIS IS ABOUT GOOD PEOPLE WHO NEED A HAND UP, NOT A HANDOUT MEANWHILE, METALLICA DRUMMER LARS ULRICH IS RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT FOOD INSECURITY AND HUNGER IN THE UNITED

IN AN INTERVIEW WITH SAMANTHA B, HE DISCUSSED THE BAND'S WORK WITH FEEDING AMERICA SO GREAT TO SEE ALL THESE GUYS, WITH THEIR FAME, WITH THEIR MONEY >> STEPPING UP >> YEP >> STEPPING UP TO HELP >>> A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY INTO THE MASSIVE TWITTER HACK THAT COMPROMISED ACCOUNTS OF JOE BIDEN, BARACK OBAMA, BILL GATES, AND MANY MORE NBC'S JOLENE KENT IS FOLLOWING ALL THE DEVELOPMENTS FOR US

JOE, GOOD MORNING >> PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING IT'S THE TWITTER HACK EVERYWHERE IS TALKING ABOUT BECAUSE THE HACKERS ARE STILL UNIDENTIFIED AND THE BIG QUESTION IS, WHAT DOES THIS HACK MEAN FOR THE UPCOMING 2020 GENERAL ELECTION THE SFFBI IS LEADING A NEW INVESTIGATION INTO THE MOST HIGH-PROFILE HACK IN TWITTER HISTORY SOME ACCOUNTS OF ITS MOST FAMOUS USERS, INCLUDING FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, JEFF BEZOS, AND KANYE WEST WERE TAKEN OVER BY CYBERCRIMINALS UNIDENTIFIED HACKERS USED ACCOUNTS TO ASK PEOPLE TO SEND THEM BIT COIN, SCAMMING THEM OUT OF OVER $100,000 TWITTER SAYS IT IS COOPERATING WITH THE FBI, AND TAKING STEPS TO ENSURE THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN AGAIN CALLING THE INCIDENT A COORDINATED SOCIAL ENGINEERING ATTACK BY PEOPLE WHO SUCCESSFULLY TARGETED SOME OF OUR EMPLOYEES WITH ACCESS TO INTERNAL SYSTEMS >> A SOCIAL ENGINEER IS GOING TO TRY AND GAIN ACCESS TO A SYSTEM OR MONEY OR DATA, BY TRYING TO LEVERAGE SOME EXPLOIT IN A PERSON WHETHER THAT IS THEIR SUSCEPTIBILITY TO BEING BRIBED OR TRYING TO GAIN ACCESS BY PHISHING OVER E-MAIL

>> REPUBLICAN JOSH HOLLY SENDING THIS LETTER TO TWITTER CEO JACK DORSEY, ASKING WHETHER PRESIDENT TRUMP'S ACCOUNT IS UNDER THREAT DEMOCRAT RICHARD BLUMENTHAL SAYING THIS HACK BODES ILL FOR NOVEMBER BALLOTING >> THIS IS JUST I THINK A REALLY GOOD CLOSE CALL THEY COULD HAVE, YOU KNOW, THROUGH CONTROLLING THE TWITTER ACCOUNTS OF MAJOR CEOs, THEY COULD HAVE TANKED THE STOCK PRICES OF THOSE COMPANIES THEY COULD HAVE USED THE POLITICIAN ACCOUNTS TO CREATE A WORLDWIDE PANIC

>> A WAKEUP CALL, WITH LESS THAN FOUR MONTHS TO ELECTION DAY AND FOR THE AVERAGE USER, TWITTER IS SAYING YOU DON'T NEED TO WORRY ABOUT RESETTING YOUR PASSWORD IN A NEW STATEMENT, TWITTER SUPPORT TWEETED OUT SAYING, WE HAVE NO EVIDENCE THAT ATTACKERS ACCESSED PASSWORD CLOSEST IMAGES OF THE SUN EVER TAKEN THEY WERE SENT BACK BY THE EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCIES AND NASA'S SOLAR ORBITER, WHICH COMPLETED ITS FIRST CLOSE PASS SINCE MID-JUNE AND WHEN WE SAY CLOSE, THEY MEAN 48 MILLION MILES SCIENTISTS HOPE THE IMAGES WILL HELP THEM UNDERSTAND THE SUN SUN'S ATMOSPHERIC LAYERS >> I AM SEEING A WHOLE BUNCH OF IMAGES OF THE GRINCH IN THOSE PATTERNS RIGHT THERE

>> RIGHT >> MOVING ON NOW TO THE CORONAVIRUS FOR MOST OF THE COUNTRY, TODAY WAS GOING TO BE ANOTHER SUMMER SCORCHER THAT MEANS A LOT OF US WILL BE CRANKING UP THE AC TO GET SOME RELIEF FROM THE HEAT BUT NOW, WE'RE HEARING THAT AIR CONDITIONING COULD, ALSO, BE SPR SPREADING THE VIRUS NBC'S KARI SANDERS HAS DETAILS >> Reporter: AS THE NATION BAKES AGAIN TODAY, AND AC UNITS FIGHT TO KEEP US COOL EXPERTS SAY THAT REFRESHING FLOW OF AIR COULD ALSO BE SPREADING CORONAVIRUS YET, ONE MORE WORRY, AS WE SANITIZE OUR HANDS, SOCIAL DISTANCE, AND MASK UP

>> WE'RE MORE PARANOID THAN EVER >> WE'RE WEARING THE GOOD MASKS >> HOW DO WE KNOW AC MIGHT SPREAD COVID STUDIES CONDUCTED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND REVEAL SOME ACs CAN SPREAD VIRUSES, WHILE OTHERS DO NOT THOSE SMALL WINDOW AIR CONDITIONERS MAY DRIVE UP YOUR ELECTRIC BILL BUT THEY'RE, ALSO, MORE LIKELY TO BE SAFE, ACCORDING TO RESEARCHERS

WHILE CENTRAL UNITS, ESPECIALLY THOSE BIG ONES THAT COOL ENTIRE BUILDINGS, GROCERY STORES, AND SCHOOLS, CAN BE PROBLEMATIC >> WOULD YOU GO INTO A BUILDING RIGHT NOW, THAT HAS CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING, AND IT'S A BIG, LARGE SPACE? EVEN IF PEOPLE ARE SOCIALLY DISTANCED? >> IT'S A VERY HARD QUESTION >> DOCTOR IS A MECHANICAL ENGINEER HER RESEARCH FOCUSING ON INDOOR AIR QUALITY >> AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM THAT HAS A LOT OF FRESH AIR, OR IT'S CLEANED THROUGH VERY EFFICIENT FILTERS, WOULD BE SAFE FOR YOU IF YOU ARE IN THE SPACE WHERE THE AIR IS NOT VERY FRESH AND CLEAN, YOU WOULD BE BEING EXPOSED TO CORONAVIRUS, POTENTIALLY, IF SOMEBODY IN THE ENVIRONMENT HAS IT >> IS THERE A WORKAROUND A COSTLY REDESIGN OF AN ENTIRE AC SYSTEM TO FORCE COOL AIR THROUGH ADVANCED FILTERS IS AN OPTION BUT RESEARCH, ALSO, FOUND THAT UV LIGHTS CAN KILL VIRUSES THOSE ULTRAVIOLET LIGHTS ARE COMMONLY HID IN CEILINGS

>> YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE ULTRAVIOLET LIGH >>> WELCOME BACK TO "EARLY TODAY 6 MILLION PEOPLE AT RISK OF SEVERE WEATHER LATER TODAY A LARGE COMPLEX OF STORMS WITH WIND DAMAGE IS POSSIBLE WATCH OUT AROUND FARGO AND HEADIN >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES, FUTURES WERE UP SLIGHTLY THIS MORNING, FOLLOWING THURSDAY'S VOLATILE SESSION THE DOW SNAPPED A FOUR-DAY WINNING STREAK DROPPING 135 POINTS >> NETFLIX GETS A BOOST OF SUBSCRIBERS WITH A WHOPPING 10 MILLION NEW USERS WORLDWIDE BETWEEN APRIL AND JUNE HASTINGS SAID THEY HAVE BEEN PARTNERS FOR YEARS AND THIS JUST MAKES IT FORMAL NOW >> A FEDERAL JUDGE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE FOR THE RELEASE OF MIGRANT CHILDREN IN I

CE DETENTION CENTERS THE CHILDREN WERE SUPPOSED TO BE RELEASED BY TODAY BUT NEGOTIATIONS ARE ONGOING ABOUT HOW THEY WILL BE RELEASED I

CE IS OPPOSED TO RELEASING THE PARENTS SO THEY RUN THE RISK OF BEING SEPARATED >> AN ALL-OUT BLITZ OVER THE NFL'S PLANS TO PROTECT PLAYERS FROM CORONAVIRUS OR LACK THEREOF HE TWEETED A LIST OF QUESTIONS STILL UNANSWERED HEADING INTO THE SEASON EMPHASIZING THEY WANT TO PLAY

HE SAID THE LEAGUE HAS YET TO PROVIDE A VALID INFECTIOUS DISEASE, EMERGENCY-RESPONSE PLAN THAT INCLUDES HOW TESTING WILL WORK AND HOW A POSITIVE TEST WOULD AFFECT THE TEAM AS WATT POINTED OUT, ROOKIES ARE SET TO REPORT TO CAMP MONDAY >> TOURISTS STEPPED ON TO THE TOP FLOOR HE HAVE THE EIFFEL TOWER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MONTHS HERE'S NBC'S KELLY >> FRANCE CELEBRATING BASTILLE DAY THIS WEEK THE COUNTRY'S NATIONAL HOLIDAY AND IN ANOTHER SIGN THINGS ARE GETTING BACK TO NORMAL, THE VERY TOP OF THE EIFFEL TOWER, ALSO, BACK IN BUSINESS WITH STRICT SOCIAL DISTANCING, OF COURSE, NO MORE THAN 250 PEOPLE ALLOWED UP TOP, AT ANY TIME TOURISM BRINGS MORE THAN 30 MILLION VISITORS TO FRANCE IN A NORMAL YEAR

THE EIFFEL TOWER, ONE OF THE BIGGEST ATTRACTIONS NOW, SIX WEEKS AFTER LOCKDOWN ENDED, PARISIANS AND BRAVE TOURISTS, EXCITED >> EVEN IF THE CONDITIONS ARE NOT ALWAYS VERY EASY, WE CAN HAVE SOME PLACES, LIKE THE A EIFFEL TOWER WHERE PEOPLE CAN HAVE SOME GOOD TIME AND IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR US >> OTHER LANDMARKS COMING BACK TO LIFE DISNEY LAND PARIS, PARTIALLY REOPENING

BUT NO KISSING AT DISNEY LAND PARIS MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT THE THEME PARK AND SO ARE RESERVATIONS NBC NEWS, LONDON >> SO, VERY SLOWLY, THAT LIST IS GROWING A LITTLE BIT LONGER OF ALL THESE WORLD LANDMARKS THAT ARE STARTING TO REOPEN >> LIKE YOU SAID, SLOWLY, BUT SURELY, IT WAS SO ODD IT IS SO ODD TO SEE ALL THESE ICONIC LANDMARKS EMPTY, FOR SO >>> IF EVERYONE CAN ADOPT THE PRACTICE OF WEARING A FACE MASK, FOR THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS, WE WILL BE ABLE TO GET COVID-19 UNDER CONTROL

>> TEXAS'S GOVERNOR, JOINING MANY OTHERS IN THE PUSH TO GET EVERYONE TO WEAR A MASK BUT NOT ALL STATES ARE ON BOARD, AS THE US SURPASSES A SINGLE DAY RECORD NUMBER OF CASES >> THE BATTLE OVER TESTING WHAT'S THE BEST METHOD AND CAN IT HELP GET OUR KIDS BACK INTO THE CLASSROOM ANY FASTER ONE NEW JERSEY SCHOOL IS ALREADY OPEN WITH KIDS IN LEARNING PODS

WE'LL TAKE YOU THERE >> THIS MORNING, WE HAVE GOT AN UPDATE ON THE HEALTH OF JEOPARDY'S ALEX TREBEK >> AND AFTER A FIVE-MONTH BREAK, TIGER WOODS COMES ROARING BACK AT THE MEMORIAL, AS HE TRIES TO BREAK SAM SNEDE'S RECORD 82 VICTORIES IT'S FRIDAY "EARLY TODAY" STARTS NOW >>> GOOD MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA

>> GOOD TO BE WITH YOU I'M FRANCES RIVERA AS THE CORONAVIRUS CONTINUES SWEEPING ACROSS THE NATION, MAYORS, GOVERNORS, AND LAWMAKERS, ARE AT ODDS OVER MASK REGULATIONS THE US IS LEADING THE WORLD WITH 25% OF REPORTED CORONAVIRUS CASES IN JUST 24 HOURS, WE'VE HAD A RECORD 73,000 CONFIRMED CASES

THERE ARE NOW NEARLY 4 MILLION AMERICANS INFECTED >> CALIFORNIA SENATOR DIANE FEINSTEIN IS TRYING TO HOLD STATES ACCOUNTABLE SHE IS PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT THAT WOULD BLOCK STATES FROM RECEIVING STIMULUS FUNDING IF THEY DON'T IMPLEMENT MASK MANDATES SHE SAYS WEARING MASKS SHOULD BE MANDATORY >> AS NEW YORK CITY FWAERS UP TO ENTER PHASE FOUR OF REOPENING, IT WILL NOT INCLUDE INDOOR DINING OR MALLS AND MUSEUMS GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO, ALSO, UNVEILED A THREE STRIKES AND YOU'RE CLOSED RULE FOR BARS AND RESTAURANTS IF THEY RACK UP THREE VIOLATIONS, THEY GET SHUT DOWN >> TYLER PERRY, ONCE AGAIN, GIVING BACK TO HIS ATLANTA COMMUNITY

THE MEDIA MOGUL DONATED 1,000 KROGER GIFT CARDS, WORTH 50 BUCKS EACH, TO FAMILIES IMPACTED BY THE PANDEMIC POLICE OFFICERS WENT DOOR TO DOOR HANDING THEM OUT >> AND DOCTORS AND NURSES ARE LENDING A HELPING HAND TO HOUSTON IN AN EFFORT TO MEET GROWING DEMANDS FOR CORONAVIRUS TESTING 24 OF THEM SET UP TESTING SITES AT TWO TEXAS CHURCHES BRINGING ALONG EQUIPMENT AND OTHER SUPPLIES TO HELP

>> WITH SEVERE OUTBREAKS HAPPENING IN SEVERAL STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, HOSPITALS ARE FEELING THE STRAIN AND OFFICIALS ARE CONCERNED THEY MAY HIT A BREAKING POINT OUR ALICE BARR IS IN WASHINGTON WITH THE LATEST >> Reporter: SIX MONTHS INTO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, CASES ARE SURGING HOSPITALS, FILLING UP HOTSPOTS, SHUTTING DOWN AND MANY OF THE SAME FIGHTS, STILL, RAGING ON >> THERE'S NO REASON FOR THIS NATION TO BE GOING THROUGH WHAT IT'S GOING THROUGH NOW WE LEARNED THESE LESSONS MONTH A OOS AGO

>> ARKANSAS AND COLORADO MANDATING MASKS STATEWIDE WHILE GEORGIA'S GOVERNOR IS TRYING TO REVERSE MASK ORDERS IN AT LEAST 15 CITIES ATLANTA'S MAYOR, DEFIANT >> IF YOU WANT TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR CUSTOMERS, YOU SHOULD WEAR A MASK OUR POLICIES ARE ENFORCEABLE AND THEY STAND >> WITH STATE AND LOCAL LEADERS, EACH, FOLLOWING THEIR OWN PATH MANY FACING CRITICAL DELAYS IN TESTING AND STRUGGLING TO ESTABLISH CONTACT TRACING THEY'RE, ONCE AGAIN, LOOKING TO THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FOR A COORDINATED FEDERAL RESPONSE

>> WE JUST NEED THE PRESIDENT TO LEAD AND FOCUS ON THESE ISSUES >> A NEW NBC NEWS/"WALL STREET JOURNAL" POLL FINDS JUST 37% APPROVE OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S HANDLING OF THE VIRUS AND WITH HIS DEMOCRATIC RIVAL, JOE BIDEN, NOW LEADING BY 11 POINTS IN THE SAME POLL THE PRESIDENT IS REPLACING HIS CAMPAIGN MANAGER, JUST FOUR MONTHS BEFORE THE ELECTION AS PRESIDENT TRUMP BANKS ON AN ECONOMIC RECOVERY TO BOOST HIS CAMPAIGN >> WE'RE GOING TO GET THINGS DONE THAT THEY HAVE WANTED TO SEE DONE FOR A LONG, LONG TIME

>> NEWS MORE THAN 4 MILLION AMERICANS FILED FIRST-TIME UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS FOR THE 17th STR STRAIGHT WEEK AND WITH EXTRA BENEFITS SET TO EXPIRE AT THE END OF THIS MONTH, LAWMAKERS ARE NEGOTIATING THE NEXT CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BILL NOW, EXPECTED TO BE AT LEAST ANOTHER TRILLION DOLLARS IN WASHINGTON, ALICE BARR, NBC NEWS >> HEALTH EXPERTS ARE SOUNDING ALARMS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS TESTING IN AMERICA THERE ARE CONCERNS THE US NEEDS TO DRASTICALLY RAMP UP TESTING EFFORTS TO TRACE AND CONTAIN THE VIRUS

NBC' NBC'S TOM COSTELLO AS THIS PORT >> IN NEARLY EVERY CORNER OF THE NATION, POP UP TESTING SITES HAVE TURNED INTO TRAFFIC JAMS NOW, HEALTHCARE RESEARCHERS AT THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION WARN AMERICA FACES AN IMPENDING DISASTER IF IT DOESN'T DRAMATICALLY INCREASE TESTING FROM 45 MILLION PER WEEK, NOW, TO 30 MILLION PER WEEK BY OCTOBER

AND CONGRESS NEEDS TO SPEND $75 BILLION TO RAMP UP THE TESTING, INCLUDING RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS RESULTS IN 20 MINUTES >> RIGHT NOW, AMERICA HAS TWO CHOICES JUST SHUT EVERYTHING DOWN, OR LET HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS DIE OUR GROUP HAS COME TOGETHER TO OFFER AN ALTERNATIVE OPTION, WHICH IS USING TESTING AS A WAY OUT

>> RESEARCHERS SAY TEST RESULTS, NOW, ARE TAKING FAR TOO LONG SOMETIMES, UP TO TWO WEEKS WHEN THEY SHOULD TAKE 48 HOURS OR LESS AND A NEW REPORT FROM THE MEDICAL JOURNAL LANCET SAYS TEST RESULTS THAT TAKE THREE DAYS OR MORE MAKE IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS THE CHALLENGE TRACING EVERYONE WITH WHOM THEY'VE HAD CONTACT FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND NEIGHBORS STORE CLERKS EVEN A FOOD DELIVERY PERSON RESEARCHERS SAY EACH INFECTED PERSON TRANSMITS THE VIRUS TO ANOTHER TWO AND A HALF PEOPLE

BUT PHYSICAL DISTANCING CAN CUT THAT NUMBER IN HALF IN NEW YORK, AARON WEAKS STAYED AT HOME FOR TWO WEEKS WAITING FOR HIS TEST RESULTS >> I THINK IT'S VERY DIFFICULT FOR PEOPLE TO BE RESPONSIBLE, ESPECIALLY YOUNGER PEOPLE, WHEN IT TAKES 14 DAYS, PLUS, TO GET TEST RESULTS >> BECAUSE THE COUNTRY ISN'T KEEPING UP WITH THE VIRUS, MORE PATIENTS ARE FLOODING ERs AND ICUs IN HOUSTON, THE ARMY HAS BEEN CALLED IN TO HELP AT ONE HOSPITAL >> THE PATIENTS ARE SICK, AND THIS ISN'T A WAY THAT I WANT TO DIE

I DON'T WANT TO DIE LIKE I CAN'T BREATHE, EVEN THOUGH I'M ON A VENTILATOR >> AT MEMORIAL REGIONAL HOSPITAL OUTSIDE OF MIAMI, THEY HAVE TURNED AN AUDITORIUM INTO A PATIENT WARD >> WHILE THE NUMBERS CONTINUE TO CLIMB, EXPONENTIALLY, WE ARE MAKING EVERY EFFORT TO NEVER, EVER BE ABLE TO TURN A PATIENT AWAY >> AND THE NUMBERS KEEP CLIMBING NEARLY A THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE NOW DYING IN THE US

, EVERY SINGLE DAY FROM COVID AND THAT NUMBER IS UP 50% IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS FRANCES >> ALARMING TOM, THANK YOU >> THE SCORCHING NEW TELL-ALL FROM THE PRESIDENT'S NIECE IS FLYING OFF SHELVES THIS MORNING MARY TRUMP'S BOOK SHATTERED RECORDS FOR PUBLISHER SIMON AND SCHUSTER, SELLING NEARLY A MILLION COPIES ON THE FIRST DAY ALONE

BUT MORE INSIDE THE BOOK THAT'S MAKING HEADLINES TRACIE, SOME EXPLOSIVE ALLEGATIONS IN THAT BOOK >> WELL, THOSE ALLEGATIONS FROM MARY TRUMP, THE PRESIDENT'S NIECE, THAT HE USED DEROGATORY LANGUAGE AND SHE HEARD IT ANTI-SEMITIC SLURS SHE SAID SHE HEARD HIM USE THE N WORD THAT IT WASN'T JUST THE FAMILY CULTURE BUT THAT HE DID IT, PERSONALLY AND SHE SAID SHE IS CONCERNED ABOUT THE DIRECTION OF THE COUNTRY, IF HE'S NOT DEFEATED IN NOVEMBER >> THIS IS BEYOND PARTISANSHIP THIS IS SO BEYOND PARTY WE NEED TO BE THINKING ABOUT THIS AS AMERICANS WE NEED TO BE THINKING ABOUT WHAT — WHO WE WANT TO BE, AS A PEOPLE, GOING FORWARD

SO, CONTINUING ALONG THIS PATH, WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF DONALD WERE TO BE ELECTED IN 2020, WOULD, I ABSOLUTELY BELIEVE, BE THE END OF THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT I DO NOT BELIEVE THERE'S ANY COMING BACK FROM THIS >> NOW, THE RESPONSE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE IS THAT THE BOOK IS FULL OF FALSEHOODS, AND THAT THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T USE THOSE WORDS BACK TO YOU >> ALL RIGHT TRACIE, THANK YOU >>> DEMOCRATIC DONORS ARE MAKING A RUN ON THE BANK IN THE RACE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CASH ADVANTAGE SEEMED UNSURMOUNTABLE — INSURMOUNTABLE JUST MONTHS AGO BUT JOE BIDEN IS CLOSING THE GAP THE PRESUMPTIVE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE NOW TRAILS BY JUST $53 MILLION BIDEN HAS OUTRAISED HIS OPPONENT FOR TWO MONTHS IN A ROW, AS NEW POLLS SHOW HIM UP DOUBLE DIGITS >> A TEXAS CEMETERY HAS REMOVED A JIM-CROW ERA FENCE THAT SEGREGATED GRAVES OF THOSE WHO WERE LAID TO REST WITH MOVEMENTS NOW FOCUSING ON RACIAL EQUALITY, COMMUNITY LEADERS DECIDED TO TAKE DOWN THE FENCE TO UNITE THE HISTORICALLY BLACK CEMETERY AND THE HISTORICALLY WHITE CEMETERY

>> MICHELLE OBOAMA IS ABOUT TO HOST A NEW PODCAST ON SPOTIFY SHE'LL EXPLORE HOW PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS SHAPE PEOPLE IT PREMIERES ON JULY 29th AND WILL LAST NINE WEEKS >> THE POPULAR APP TIKTOK COULD, SOON, SEE SOME COMPETITION WITHIN WEEKS, FACEBOOK IS EXPECTED TO LAUNCH INSTAGRAM REELS, WHICH WOULD ALLOW USERS TO CREATE 15-SECOND VIDEOS SET TO MUSIC AND PEOPLE CAN ALSO BORROW THE AUDIO FROM THE OTHER VIDEOS THE WHITE HOUSE IS CONSIDERING PUTTING RESTRICTIONS ON THE CHINESE-OWNED TIKTOK >> WHICH WILL BE A REVOLT ON MANY TWEENS AND TEENAGERS ALIKE IF THAT EVER HAPPENS REAL QUICK LET'S TURN NOW TO NBC METEOROLOGIST BILL KARINS WHO IS WITH US AND TALKING ABOUT THIS HEAT WAVE A LOT OF US BRACE OURSELVES FOR

>> YEAH ONE DAY OF A BREAK IN THE NORTHEAST AND THEN THE HEAT WAVE ARRIVES THIS WEEKEND HOTTEST CONDITIONS OF THE ENTIRE SUMMER SO LET'S GET INTO FIRST AREAS OF CONCERN WE HAVE SOME THUNDERSTORMS ROLLING THROUGH AREAS OF NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND AND ALSO THROUGH AREAS OF PENNSYLVANIA AND WEST VIRGINIA AS WE GO THROUGH THE WEEKEND, WE ARE GOING TO STOP TALKING ABOUT THUNDERSTORMS AND ONLY BE TALKING ABOUT HEAT BECAUSE THAT IS THE BIGGEST HEADLINE ALMOST COAST TO COAST 90s IN THE ROCKIES ALL THE WAY TO THE EASTERN SEABOARD SUNDAY, WE GET INTO DANGEROUS LEVELS OF HEAT COULD BE NEARLY 100 DEGREES IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL AND IT COULD FEEL LIKE 110

WE WILL HAVE SCATTERED STORMS IN A FEW SPOTS, CAROLINAS, AND ALSO FLORIDA IF YOU LOOK AT THAT HEAT WAVE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY, IT ALSO CONTINUES BUT WE WON'T SEE HUNDREDS, INSTEAD, IT WILL BE 90s WITH A KNFEW SHOWERS AND STORMS THAT'S THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY NOW, HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR LOCAL FORECAST NOT MANY COOL SPOTS LEFT ON THE WEATHER MAPS THE NORTHERN PLAINS IS WARMING UP IN A HURRY NORTH DAKOTA AT 95 ONE OF THE ONLY COOL SPOTS OUT THERE WILL BE AREAS OF MAINE HIGHS THERE ONLY IN THE 60s

EVEN NEW YORK CITY'S GOING TO HEAT UP THIS WEEKEND, GUYS >> IT'S GOING TO GET UGLY BILL, THANK YOU >> THE PGA TOUR CONTINUED ITS RETURN WITH THE MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT IN OHIO MINUS THE FANS, OF COURSE TIGER WOODS RETURNED AFTER A 5-MONTH BREAK

SHOT A 71 IN THE FIRST ROUND, FIVE SHOTS BEHIND THE LEADER >> IT FELT GOOD I MEAN, I FELT GOOD I WAS A LITTLE BIT RUSTY BUT FELT >>> NEW THREAT THIS MORNING RUSSIAN HACKERS ARE TRYING TO STEAL VACCINE RESEARCH FROM AMERICAN, CANADIAN, AND BRITISH HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS

ACCORDING TO INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES >> IT'S NOT A SURPRISE I THINK — I MEAN, IT'S DEPLORABLE, AND WE CALL IT OUT IN THE STRONGEST POSSIBLE TERMS AND WE ARE TRYING TO MAKE SURE, BY PUBLICIZING THE TECHNICAL DETAILS, THAT PEOPLE CAN DEFEND AGAINST IT >> MARTIN SAID THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THE HACKERS STOLE ANY DATA ONLY THAT THEY INFILTRATED SYSTEMS USING MALWARE AND SPEAR PHISHING RUSSIA DENIES THE ALLEGATIONS ALSO, WARNED ABOUT THE THREAT FROM CHINESE HACKERS WHO SAID THEY WERE DETECTED TRYING TO STEAL VACCINE RESEARCH IN MAY >> AS SCHOOL DISTRICTS CONSIDER REOPENING, THEY MIGHT LEARN FROM THE EXPERIENCE OF ONE SCHOOL IN NEW JERSEY THERE IS ALSO SOME TROUBLING NEWS ABOUT COVID AND KIDS IN FLORIDA

FOR MORE ON THAT, WE TURN TO NBC'S VICKI NGUYEN >> GOOD MORNING, PHILLIP WITH 53 MILLION KIDS IN K-12 SCHOOLS, A LOT OF ANXIOUS FAMILIES WANT TO KNOW WHAT GOING BACK TO SCHOOL LOOKS LIKE IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC AS THE DEBATE OVER OPENING SCHOOLS INTENSIFIES, A STUNNING, NEW STATISTIC FROM FLORIDA 31% OF KIDS TESTED THERE FOR COVID-19 WERE POSITIVE MORE THAN 16,000 THOUGH, EXPERTS WARN, THERE ARE CAVEATS >> THESE ARE KIDS WHO ARE TESTED BECAUSE THEY MORE THAN LIKELY HAD SYMPTOMS SO THIS IS NOT INDICATIVE OF KIDS, OVERALL >> HOSPITALIZATIONS FOR CHILDREN REMAIN VERY RARE, AND NATIONWIDE, DEATH RATE FOR COVID PATIENTS UNDER AGE 25 IS LESS TH THAN

1% IN NEW JERSEY, SUMMER SCHOOL IS OPEN FOR KIDS 18 MONTHS TO KINDERGARTEN WITH A NEW ROUTINE NO ONE WITH A TEMPERATURE OF 1004 OR ABOVE CAN COME TO CLASS AND PARENTS SAY GOOD-BYE OUTSIDE >> WE COMPARE THE PROS AND CONS AND WE CONCLUDE IT'S GOOD IDEA TO SEND THE KIDS HERE

>> HERE, THEY CUT CAPACITY FROM 100 STUDENTS DOWN TO 40 THE KIDS LEARN IN SMALL GROUPS OF TEN OR WHAT SOME EXPERTS CALL PODS REDUCING CONTACT WITH OTHERS SO IF SOMEONE GETS SICK, THE POD CAN BE QUARANTINED >> OF COURSE, THERE'S ALWAYS A RISK BUT IF IT'S GOING AS SMOOTHLY AS HERE, I THINK CHILDREN NEED IT THEY NEED TO BE WITH OTHER CHILDREN >> TEACHERS SIT THE KIDS SIX FEET APART MASKS ARE OPTIONAL AND EACH CHILD BRINGS THEIR OWN SUPPLIES THEY EAT LUNCH AT THEIR DESKS, NOT IN THE CAFETERIA ALMOST EVERYTHING ELSE HAPPENS OUTSIDE AND STAFFERS SANITIZE HIGH-TOUCH SURFACES BETWEEN GROUPS

NEW STEPS TO BALANCE SCHOOL AND SAFETY HOW HAPPY ARE YOU TO BE BACK AT SCHOOL >> SUPERDUPER >> YEAH >> AND THEY ARE THREE WEEKS NOW INTO THE SESSION SO FAR, NO KIDS HAVE GOTTEN SICK CERTAINLY, IT WILL BE MORE OF A CHALLENGE FOR BIGGER SCHOOLS TO MAINTAIN THAT LEVEL OF SOCIAL DISTANCING SOME EXPERTS WANT TO GO FURTHER THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE, HAVE URGED SCHOOLS TO REOPEN BUT THEY ARE RECOMMENDING MASKS FOR ALL TEACHERS AND STUDENTS >>> IT'S EASY TO SAY RACISM IS A THING OF THE PAST

>> BUT IT'S NOT ESPECIALLY, WHEN BLACK PEOPLE DON'T ENJOY THE FULL PROTECTIONS AFFORDED BY THE CONSTITUTION >> AS PROUD AMERICANS, HOW MUCH LONGER CAN WE AVOID AN HONEST LOOK IN THE MIRROR EQUALITY IS AT BAT TOGETHER, WE MUST LEARN AND GROW >> WE DON'T KNOW THE EXACT ANSWER >> JUSTIN TURNER THERE THAT'S JUST A SNIPPET OF A VIDEO BY THE L

A DODGERS CALLED IN THIS TOGETHER, SUPPORTING BLACK LIVES MATTER AND RAISING MONEY FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE CAUSES >> JEOPARDY'S ALEX TREBEK SHARED A POSITIVE HEALTH UPDATE FOR HIS FANS >> I'M DOING WELL I HAVE BEEN CONTINUING MY TREATMENT, AND IT IS PAYING OFF, THOUGH IT DOES FATIGUE ME A GREAT DEAL MY NUMBERS ARE GOOD

I'M FEELING GREAT I CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN TO THE STUDIO, AND START RECORDING SHOWS FOR THE NEW SEASON IN SEPTEMBER >> TREBEK ALSO ADDED HE'S BEEN DOING SO WELL THAT HE WROTE A BOOK, A MEMOIR TITLED "THE ANSWER IS, REFLECTIONS ON MY LIFE" IT'S SET TO BE PUBLISHED JULY 21st >> LOOKS GOOD THERE GLAD TO SEE HIM LOOKING HEALTHY

>> LOOK FORWARD TO THAT BOOK AND THE FALL WHEN HE COMES BACK TO JEOPARDY >> ALL RIGHT HERE IS SOME PROOF THAT HEROES, THEY COME IN ALL SIZES 6-YEAR-OLD BRIDGER WALKER IS RECOVERING AFTER RUSHING TO PROTECT HIS 4-YEAR-OLD SISTER FROM A DOG ATTACK A GERMAN SHEPHERD MIX LUNGED AT THE KIDS IN FRONT OF HIS HOUSE IN WYOMING AND WITHOUT THINKING, BRIDGER STEPPED RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIS SISTER A POST ABOUT HIS HEROICS WENT VIRAL AND OFTEN CAUGHT THE EYE OF CAPTAIN AMERICA HIMSELF HE REACHED OUT AND SAID WHAT HE DID WAS SO BRAVE AND HE SENT HIM AN AUTHENTIC SHIELD FROM THE AVENGERS >> A 6-YEAR-OLD, TOO KUDOS TO THE PARENTS FOR INSTILLING THAT IN THEIR >>> WELCOME BACK TO "EARLY TODAY

THE HEAT ADVISORIES AND WARNING AND WATCHES, STARTING TO DOT THE MAP HERE MINNEAPOLIS IS UNDER HEAT WATCH, ALONG WITH PHILADELPHIA AND THESE WILL STAND TODAY AND THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND OKLAHOMA CITY WILL FEEL LIKE 106 DEGREES WE WILL ALSO BE WATCHING HEAT EXPANDING BY THE TIME WE GET TO SATURDAY, IT WILL FEEL LIKE 108 IN MINNEAPOLIS, OF ALL PLACES AND THEN, BY THE TIME WE >>> A WORKER ON THE FRONT LINES OF THE CORONAVIRUS BATTLE FOUND A UNIQUE WAY TO UNWIND AFTER SPENDING EIGHT LONG WEEKS HELPING PATIENTS IN A BRONX ICU, A PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT DECIDED TO DECOMPRESS WITH AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY REPORTER ADAM HARDING FROM OUR WNBC AFFILIATE HAS THIS STORY >> Reporter: AS THERESA MADE HER WAY DOWN THIS STATEN ISLAND BOARDWALK, HER FAMILY WAS RIGHT THERE ON THE BEACH CHEERING HER ON FOR THE LAST LEG OF A CROSS-COUNTRY BIKE RIDE THAT BEGAN MORE THAN AMONTH AGO

>> IT'S AN OVERWHELMING FEELING >> THERESA HAD JUST FINISHED AN EIGHT-WEEK STRETCH VOLUNTEERING AS A PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT IN THE COVID UNIT OF A BRONX HOSPITAL >> YOU GOT TO ANSWER THE CALL AND DEEP DOWN INSIDE, IN YOUR HEART, YOU MIGHT BE A LITTLE SCARED BUT I KNEW IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO >> MOST OF HER PATIENTS WERE ON VENTILATORS IN THE EPICENTER OF THE NATION'S OUTBREAK

AND WHEN IT WAS TIME TO HEAD HOME TO BUFFALO, SHE HAD AN IDEA >> I NEEDED MY OWN MEANTAL DECOMPRESSION, AND I REALLY IMPECH WUSLY JUST BOUGHT A ONE-WAY TICKET TO PORTLAND, OREGON I DIDN'T EVEN HAVE A BIKE I BOUGHT THIS BIKE OFF OF CRAIG'S LIST THE DAY I LANDED AND STARTED RIDING EAST THE VERY NEXT DAY AS SHE WAS TRAVELING ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THERESA MADE SURE TO BRING HER CAMERA WITH HER SHE WANTED TO TAKE VIDEO AND PHOTOS OF HER ENTIRE JOURNEY, 3,200 MILES AND A LOT OF STORIES THAT SHE'LL NEVER FORGET >> WILD SUMMER STORMS ALONG THE HIGHWAY, TO THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS WHO LET HER SLEEP IN THEIR CORNFIELDS IT WAS THE EXPERIENCE SHE NEEDED AFTER WITNESSING SO MUCH PAIN IN THE HOSPITAL >> I DISCOVERED THE MEANING OF THE RIDE, AS I WENT >> WHEN SHE FINALLY FINISHED HER JOURNEY WEDNESDAY, THERESA TOOK HER BIKE INTO THE OCEAN HAVING TRAVELED FROM THE PACIFIC TO THE ATLANTIC

IT WAS EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN THAT SHOWED HER WHAT SHE WAS LOOKING FOR >> THIS IS A DIFFICULT TIME BUT WE ARE A STRONG — WE ARE A STRONG COUNTRY AND WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER >> THANKS TO WNBC'S ADAM HARDING FOR THAT REPORT SHE IS ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE NOT ONLY GOING THROUGH THAT JOURNEY

BUT TO CHOOSE TO VOLUNTEER SHE DIDN'T HAVE TO >> LIKE YOU SAID, AMAZING PERSON ALL THE WAY AROUND AND DESERVES TO LET OFF SOME STEAM THAT WAY >> WOW WE APPLAUD HER >> KUDOS >> POLICE BODY CAM VIDEO CAPTURING THE MOMENT OFFICERS IN SOUTH FLORIDA CAPTURED A LOOSE KANGAROO CHECK THIS OUT IF THE LAUDERDALE POLICE MANAGED TO GET THE KANGAROO TO HOP CLOSER TO HIM

AFTER A FEW TRIES, THEY WERE ABLE TO WRANGLE THE ROO IN THE BACKSEAT OF THE CAR SO NOW, IT'S UP TO FLORIDA OFFICIALS TO DECIDE ON ITS NEW HOME THAT WAS A SMART >>> WE ARE SIX MONTHS INTO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC AND THE NATION NOW HITTING NEW RECORD DAILY CASES REPORTED HOT SPOTS SHUTTING DOWN AGAIN >>> THE ALARMING REPORTS OF RUSSIAN HACKERS ACCUSED OF TRYING TO STEAL CORONAVIRUS VACCINE RESEARCH >> WHY WAS A 14-YEAR-OLD SHOT BY POLICE NO ONE TOLD HER THAT FACT UNTIL WEEKS LATER THE BOY SURVIVED BUT THIS MORNING A FAMILY STRUGGLES TO FIND ANSWERS >> THE CLOSEST IMAGES EVER TAKEN OF THE SUN'S SURFACE WE'RE JUST HEATING UP ON THIS FRIDAY, JULY 17th AND "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >>> GOOD MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA >> I'M FRANCES RIVERA

AS WE HEAD IN A COAST TO COAST WEEKEND HEAT WAVE THE CORONAVIRUS CONTINUES SWEEPING ACROSS THE NATION THE UNITED STATES IS DUBIOUSLY LEADING THE WORLD WITH 25% OF REPORTED CORONAVIRUS CASES IN JUST 24 HOURS WE'VE HAD A RECORD 73,000 NEWLY CONFIRMED CASES IN GEORGIA, GOVERNOR BRYAN KEMP IS NOT ONLY REFUSING TO MANDATE MASKS IN PUBLIC GEORGIA HAS OVER 131,000 CASES MAYOR WILL BE A GUEST ON "TODAY" LATER THIS MORNING >>> AFTER A SPEAK IN HOSPITALIZATIONS COLORADO GOVERNOR ISSUED A STATEWIDE MASK MANDATE THE ORDER APPLIES TO EVERYONE OVER THE AGE OF 11 AND IS SET UNTIL AUGUST 15th >>> CALIFORNIA SENATOR IS TRYING TO HOLD STATES ACCOUNTABLE SHE'S PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT THAT WOULD BLOCK STATES FROM GETTING STIMULUS FUNDING UNLESS THEY HAVE MASK MANDATES

>>> TYLER PERRY DONATED KROGER GIFT CARDS TO FAMILIES IMPACTED BY THE PANDEMIC PLA ATLANTA POLICE OFFICERS WENT DOOR TO DOOR TO HAND THEM OUT >> AND FOOD INSECURITY IN THE UNITED STATES IN AN INTERVIEW HE DISCUSSED THE BAND'S WORK WITH FEEDING AMERICA AND SAID ONE IN SIX AMERICANS ARE ON TRACK TO BE FOOD INSECURE THIS YEAR >>> WITH SEVERE OUTBREAKS HAPPENING IN SEVERAL STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY HOSPITALS ARE FEELING THE STRAIN AND OFFICIALS ARE CONCERNED THEY MAY HIT A BREAKING POINT ALICE BARR IS IN WASHINGTON WITH THE LATEST

>> Reporter: SIX MONTHS INTO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, CASES ARE SURGING, HOSPITALS FILLING UP, HOT SPOTS SHUTTING DOWN AND MANY OF THE SAME FIGHTS STILL RAGING ON >> THERE'S NO REASON FOR THIS NATION TO BE GOING THROUGH WHAT IT'S GOING THROUGH NOW WE LEARN THESE LESSONS MONTHS AGO >> Reporter: ARKANSAS AND COLORADO MANDATING MASKS STATEWIDE WHILE GEORGIA'S GOVERNOR IS TRYING TO REVERSE MASK ORDERS IN AT LEAST 15 CITIES ATLANTA'S MAYOR DEFIANT >> IF YOU WANT TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR CUSTOMERS YOU SHOULD WEAR MASKS OUR POLICIES ARE ENFORCEABLE AND THEY STAND >> Reporter: WITH STATE AND LOCAL LEADERS FOLLOWING THEIR OWN PATH, MANY STRUGGLING TO ESTABLISH CONTACT TRACING THEY'RE LOOKING TO THE ADMINISTRATION FOR A COORDINATED FEDERAL RESPONSE >> WE NEED THE PRESIDENT TO LEAD AND FOCUS ON THESE ISSUES

>> Reporter: A NEW POLL FINDS JUST 37% APPROVE OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S HANDLING OF THE VIRUS AND WITH HIS DEMOCRATIC RIVAL JOE BIDEN NOW LEADING BY 11 POINTS IN THE SAME POLL THE PRESIDENT IS REPLACING HIS CAMPAIGN MANAGER JUST FOUR MONTHS BEFORE THE ELECTION AS PRESIDENT TRUMP BANKS ON AN ECONOMIC RECOVERY TO BOOST HIS CAMPAIGN >> WE'RE GOING TO GET THINGS DONE THAT THEY'VE WANTED TO SEE DONE FOR A LONG, LONG TIME >> Reporter: NEWS MORE THAN A MILLION AMERICANS FILED FIRST TIME UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS FOR THE 17th STRAIGHT WEEK AND WITH EXTRA UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS SET TO EXPIRE AT THE END OF THIS MONTH LAWMAKERS IN BOTH PARRIES ARE NEGOTIATING THE NEXT CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BILL NOW EXPECTED TO BE AT LEAST ANOTHER TRILLION DOLLARS >> THE WORLD RACES TO MANUFACTURE A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE ACCORDING TO TOP INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS RUSSIAN AND CHINESE HACKERS ARE TRYING TO STEAL RESEARCH MATT BRADLEY HAS MORE

>> Reporter: RUSSIAN HACKERS TRYING TO STEAL CORONAVIRUS VACCINE RESEARCH FROM AMERICAN CANADIAN AND BRITISH HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS ACCORDING TO THE COUNTRY'S INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES THE HEAD OF BRITAIN'S NATIONAL CYBER SECURITY CENTER SAID THEY FIRST NOTICED THE HACKING ATTEMPTS IN FEBRUARY >> IT'S NOT A SURPRISE IT'S DEPLORABLE AND WE CALL THAT IN THE STRONGEST POSSIBLE TERMS AND WE ARE TRYING TO MAKE SURE BY PUBLICIZING THE TECHNICAL DETAILS THAT PEOPLE CAN DEFEND AGAINST IT >> Reporter: THERE'S NO EVIDENCE THAT THE HACKERS STOLE ANY DATA, ONLY THAT THEY INFILTRATED SYSTEMS BELIEVED TO BE BACKED BY RUSSIA AND IMPLICATED BY RUSSIAN HACKS IN 2016 RUSSIA DENIED THE ALLEGATIONS SAYING THEY HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THESE ATTEMPTS

BILL BARR ALSO WARNING FOR CHINESE HACKERS WHO THE FBI SAYS TRIED TO STEAL VACCINE RESEARCH IN MAY >> THEY'VE TARGETED AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES AND FIRMS IN A BIT TO STEAL THE IP RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS TREATMENTS AND VACCINES SOMETIMES DISRUPTING THE WORK OF OUR RESEARCHERS >> Reporter: THE ATTACKS COME JUST AS BRITISH AND AMERICAN RESEARCHERS GET CLOSER TO A VACCINE JOHNSON AND JOHNSON SAYING THEY EXPECT TO START HUMAN TRIALS AHEAD OF SCHEDULE THIS IS SO HIGH STAKES THAT EVEN MEDICAL RESEARCH FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL MAN KIND IS NOT CONSIDERED OFF LIMITS >> THINK OF THE POLITICAL BENEFITS IF YOU COULD ANNOUNCE WE HAVE THE VIRUS — WE HAVE THE VACCINE

WE HAVE THE CURE >> Reporter: A CURE SO VALUABLE IT MAY BE WOTRTH STEALING HE ALSO SAID THAT FIGHTING HACKING IS SIMILAR IN SOME WAYS TO FIGHTING THE CORONAVIRUS JUST SIMPLE PRECAUTIONS FOR SAFETY LIKE NOT CLICKING ON STRANGE LINKS OR PROTECTING YOUR E-MAIL PASS WORD ALL LITTLE THINGS THAT HE REFERRED TO AS DIGITAL HYGIENE >> THANK YOU >>> THE SCORCHING NEW TELL ALL FROM THE PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NIECE IS FLYING OFF SHELVES SELLING NEARLY A MILLION COPIES ON THE FIRST DAY ALONE IT'S WHAT'S INSIDE THE BOOK THAT'S MAKING HEADLINES LET'S GET TO TRACIE POTTS AND SOME EXPLOSIVE ALLEGATIONS IN THAT BOOK >> SHE TALKED ABOUT THOSE EL GAGSS WITH RACHEL MADDOW AND SAID NOT ONLY WAS IT A FAMILY CULTURE TO USE DEROGATORY LANGUAGE BUT THAT SHE PERSONALLY HEARD THE PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP USE LANGUAGE LIKE THAT ANTI-SEMITIC SLURS SPECIFICALLY AND THE N WORD SHE SAYS SHE CEASE CONCERNED ABOUT THE IMPACT HE'S HAVING ON THE COUNTRY AND THINKS HE NEEDS TO BE DEFEATED IN NOVEMBER >> THIS IS BEYOND PARTISANSHIP THIS IS SO BEYOND PARTY

WE NEED TO BE THINKING ABOUT THIS AS AMERICANS WE NEED TO BE THINKING ABOUT WHAT — WHO WE WANT TO BE AS A PEOPLE GOING FORWARD SO CONTINUING ALONG THIS PATH WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF DONALD WERE TO BE ELECTED IN 2020 WOULD I BELIEVE BE THE TEND OF THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT I DO NOT BELIEVE THERE'S ANY COMING BACK FROM THIS >> THE WHITE HOUSE REACTING TO MARY TRUMP'S TELL ALL BOOK SAYING THAT IT'S FULL OF FALSEHOODS AND THAT THE PRESIDENT NEVER USED THOSE WORDS BACK TO YOU >> THANK YOU >>> NASA HAS RELEASED THE CLOSEST IMAGES OF THE SUN EVER TAKEN

THEY WERE SENT BACK BY THE SOLAR ORBITER WHICH COMPLETED ITS FIRST CLOSE PASS SINCE MID JUNE AND THEY MEAN 48 MILLION MILES FROM IT THEY HOPE THE IMAGES WILL HELP THEM UNDERSTAND OUR STARS' ATMOSPHERIC LAYERS YOU KNOW HOW THE SUN IS AFFECTING OUR WEATHER DOWN HERE >> WE ZERNLY DO BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO BE A SCORCHER WEEKEND HERE'S BILL KARINS GOOD MORNING >> WELL, GOOD MORNING WE'RE HEADING INTO THE HOTTEST PERIOD OF THE YEAR THIS WEEKEND IS GOING TO BE EXCEPTIONALLY HOT LIKELY THE HOTTEST WEEKEND SO FAR WE'VE SEEN COAST TO COAST

A FEW SHOWERS AND STORMS OUT THERE ROLLING THROUGH THE NORTHEAST AND THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF SOME MORE HUMID AIR AND ALSO SOME HOTTER AIR IN THE NORTHEAST YESTERDAY WE DID NOT HIT 90 IN DC HUNDREDS IN AREAS OF TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA AS WE HEAD THROUGH SATURDAY, HOT AND HUMID IN THE MID PLAEK A FEW STORMS IN FLORIDA THIS IS THE TIME OF YEAR TO BE HAPPY IF IT RAINS TO COOL YOU OFF

POSSIBLY UPPER 90S, NEAR 100 FROM PHILADELPHIA TO WASHINGTON, DC AND A FEELS LIKE TEMPERATURE BETWEEN 105 AND 110 THAT'S THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY NOW A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR LOCAL FORECAST WELL, WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO WATCH THOSE TEMPERATURES SOARING INTO THE NORTHERN PLAINS WE ALSO HAVE A THREAT OF SOME VERY STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH GUSTY WINDS AND POSSIBLE SMALL HAIL IN AREAS OF NORTH DAKOTA AND MINNESOTA

WE'LL SEE SOME COOLER AIR WE ARE SEEING EXPANSION OF THAT HOT AIR AND MILLIONS MORE PEOPLE WILL BE INCLUDED BY THE END OF THE WEEKEND >> WOW I ONLY SAW SEATTLE WAS LIKE THE ONLY CITY ON THA >>> ON THURSDAY AUTHORITIES REMOVED THE STATUE OF THE BLACK LIVES MATTERS STATUE THE NEW STATUE IS CALLED A SURGE OF POWER THE RESIDENT STEEL SCULPTURE DEPICTS A PROTESTER WHO CLIMBED ON TOP OF THE SAME BASE AFTER THE STATUE WAS PULLED DOWN LAST MONTH >>> SERIES ON INEQUALITY IN AMERICA AND AN NBC NEWS INVESTIGATION THERE'S MOUNTING SCRUTINY OF A LOUISIANA SHERIFF'S OFFICE AFTER A BLACK TEENAGER WAS SHOT IN THE BACK DURING A CHASE

HIS MOTHER IS DEMANDING ANSWERS GABE GUTIERREZ HAS OUR REPORT >> Reporter: TIFFANY McGEE COULDN'T BELIEVE IT, THE PHONE CALL NO MOTHER WANTS TO HEAR >> THEY JUST SAID HE WAS BROUGHT IN WITH A GUNSHOT WOUND >> DID THEY SAY A DEPUTY SHOT HIM >> NO ONE SPOKE UP TO SAY AN OFFICER SHOT MY CHILD

>> Reporter: 14-YEAR-OLD TRE'MALL McGEE WE IN THE HOSPITAL HE HAD BEEN RIDING IN A CAR THAT HAD BEEN REPORTED STOLEN THOUGH HE SAID HE DIDN'T KNOW THAT >> Reporter: THE DRIVER STOPPED, BAILED OUT OF THE CAR AND THE THREE TEENAGERS STARTED RUNNING McGEE JUMPED THIS FENCE AND DEPUTIES CAUGHT UP WITH HIM AS HE TRIED TO CRAWL UNDERNEATH THAT SHED IN THE BACKYARD >> DID YOU REALIZE THE OFFICERS HAD DRAWN THEIR WEAPONS? >> HUH-UH >> WHERE DID HE SHOOT YOU

>> IN MY BACK >> Reporter: THEY DID NOT MENTION THE OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING THREE MONTHS LATER TRE'MALL WAS CHARGED WITH RESISTING AN OFFICER BY FLIGHT AND JEFFERSON PARRISH SHERIFF SAID THE AGENCY WAS INVESTIGATING >> JOOUVENILE RECORDS ARE PROTECTED SO IT'S A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT TRUTHFULLY I DIDN'T KNOW IF IT WAS REPORTED OR NOT REPORTED THREE MONTHS AGO >> BUT TIFFANY McGEE SAYS SHE STRUGGLED TO GET ANSWERS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT SHE RECORDED WHAT SHE SAYS WERE HER INTERACTIONS WITH THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE LIKE THIS ONE IN MAY >> NOT WITH A TASER

>> WITH A FIREARM SIR MY SON HAS A BULLET WOUND THAT IS NEVER GOING TO GO AWAY AT 14 YEARS OLD TO STAND IN MY FACE AND TELL ME YOU DON'T REMEMBER, NOT ONLY YOU DON'T REMEMBER, YOU DIDN'T KNOW? NO, THAT DIDN'T SET WELL WITH MY SPIRIT SO IT WASN'T ABOUT TO JUST STOP THERE >> Reporter: SHE'S NOW ONE OF SEVERAL FAMILIES IN THE PARRISH CALLING FOR A CHANGE IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS AT LEAST 12 BLACK AND LATINO MEN AND BOYS HAVE DIED DURING ENCOUNTERS WITH THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE BUT THE SHERIFF HAS REJECTED CALLS TO USE BODY CAMERAS CITING COST AS A KEY REFORM THAT NEIGHBORING NEW ORLEANS HAS EMBRACED >> NO JUSTIFICATION FOR IT >> ATTORNEY IS REPRESENTING THE FAMILY >> DEADLY FORCE SHOULD ONLY BE USED IN THE MOST EXTREME CASES AND I'M SORRY, A 14-YEAR-OLD CHILD LAYING ON THE GROUND TRYING TO COMPLY IS ABSOLUTELY OBJECTIVELY NO REASON TO USE DEADLY FORCE AT ALL >> WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THE PEOPLE LOOKING AT THIS CASE AND MIGHT THINK, OKAY, BUT WHY DID HE RUN? >> RUNNING ISN'T A DEATH PENALTY

THERE IS NO JUSTIFICATION FOR SHOOTING AND UNARMED CHILD IN THE BACK THERE ISN'T THERE ISN'T >> Reporter: THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE DECLINED OUR REQUEST FOR ON ON CAMERA INTERVIEW CITING CHILD PROVETY LAWS TIFFANY McGEE SAYS SHE WON'T STOP PUSHING >> ONCE I GET ME A VOICE AND BE HEARD I'M GOING TO LET IT BE HEARD >>> US

STOCK FUTURES ARE UP SLIGHTLY THIS MORNING FOLLOWING THURSDAY'S VOLATILE SESSION THE DOW DROPPED 125 POINTS >>> NETFLIX GOT A BOOST OF SUBSCRIBERS WITH A WHOPPING 10 MILLION NEW USERS WORLDWIDE BETWEEN APRIL AND JUNE THE COMPANY HAS MADE ITS CHIEF CONTENT OFFICER THE CEO ALONGSIDE REED HASTINGS THEY'VE BEEN PARTNERS FOR YEARS AND THIS JUST MAKES IT FORMAL NOW >>> AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE MASSIVE TWITTER HACK THAT COMPROMISED ACCOUNTS >> TWITTER NOW DOING DAMAGE CONTROL AFTER SUFFERING A HUGE HACK >> IT MAY EVEN BE THE TOUGHEST DAY IN TWITTER'S HISTORY IN THE SENSE THAT THEY LOST CONTROL OF THEIR MOST VALUABLE PEOPLE >> THE ACCOUNTS OF TWITTER'S MOST FAMOUS USERS FROM BARACK OBAMA TO JEFF BEZOS AFFECTED A PROMISE OF DOUBLING THE USER'S MONEY THE FBI SAYING THE ACCOUNTS APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN COMPROMISED IN ORDER TO PERPETUATE CRYPTOCURRENCY THEY URGE NOT TO FALL VICTIM TO THIS SCAM

>> TWITTER REVEALING THE HACK WAS A COORDINATED SOCIAL ENGINEERING ATTACK BY PEOPLE WHO SUCCESSFULLY TARGETED SOME OF OUR EMPLOYEES WITH ACCESS TO INTERNAL SYSTEMS AND TOOLS THE COMPANY ADDING, WE'RE LOOKING INTO WHAT OTHER MALICIOUS ACTIVITY THEY MAY HAVE CONDUCTED OR INFORMATION THEY MAY HAVE ACCESSED AND THAT ACTIVITY IS RAISING QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PLATFORM'S ROLE IN POLITICS JOE BIDEN WAS AMONG THE VICTIMS HE TWEETED IN PART, I DON'T HAVE BITCOIN AND I'LL NEVER ASK YOU TO SEND ME ANY >> IT DOES GIVE THE SOCIAL MEDIA INDUSTRY A WAKEUP CALL TO PREPARE FOR ELECTION DAY >> TWITTER UNDER SCRUTINY WITH THE ELECTION LESS THAN FOUR MONTHS >>> HERE'S PROOF THAT HEROES COME IN ALL SIZES HERE RUSHING TO PROTECT HIS FOUR-YEAR-OLD SISTER FROM A DOG ATTACK A GERMAN SHEPHERD MIX LUNGED AT THE KIDS AT A FRIEND'S HOUSE AND HE STEPPED IN RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIS SISTER IT WENT VIRAL AND ALSO CAUGHT THE EYE OF CAPTAIN AMERICA HIMSELF CHRIS EVANS TOLD THE BOY WHAT HE DID WAS SO SELFLESS AND SO BRAVE HE SENT HIM AN AUTHENTIC SHIELD NORMALLY LITTLE KIDS FREAK OUT THEY GET SO SCARED >> NOT HIM NO BILL KARINS IS BRINGING THE HEAT >> HATS OFF TO HIM NOW AN EXPANDING, MAP FILLING UP WITH ORANGE

WE'L >>> AS SCHOOL DISTRICTS CONSIDER REOPENING THEY MIGHT LEARN FROM THE EXPERIENCE FROM A SCHOOL IN NEW JERSEY ALSO THIS MORNING SOME TROUBLING NEWS ABOUT COVID AND KIDS IN FLORIDA >> Reporter: GOOD MORNING, PHILLIP WITH 53 MILLION KIDS IN K THROUGH 12 SCHOOLS A LOT OF ANXIOUS FAMILIES WANT TO KNOW WHAT GOING BACK TO SCHOOL LOOKS LIKE IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC AS THE DEBATE OVER OPENING SCHOOLS INTENSIFIES, A STUNNING NEW STATISTIC FROM FLORIDA 31% OF KIDS TESTED THERE FOR COVID-19 WERE POSITIVE MORE THAN 16,000 THOUGH EXPERTS WARN THERE ARE CAVEATS >> THESE ARE KIDS WHO ARE TESTED BECAUSE THEY MORE THAN LIKELY HAD SYMPTOMS SO THIS IS NOT INDICATIVE OF KIDS OVERALL

>> Reporter: HOSPITALIZATIONS FOR CHILDREN REMAIN VERY RARE AND THE DEATH RATE FOR COVID PATIENTS UNDER AGE 25 IS LESS THAN 1% IT COMES AS SOME SCHOOLS ARE ALREADY IN SESSION AS WEST FIELD DAYCARE CENTER IN NEW JERSEY SUMMER SCHOOL IS OPEN FOR KIDS 18 MONTHS TO KINDERGARTEN WITH A NEW ROUTINE NO ONE WITH A TEMPERATURE WITH 1004 OR ABOVE CAN COME TO CLASS AND PARENTS SAY GOOD-BYE OUTSIDE >> WE COMPARED THE PROS AND THE CONS AND WE CONCLUDE IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO SEND KIDS HERE THE KIDS LEARN IN SMALL GROUPS OF TEN OR WHAT SOME EXPERTS CALL PODS REDUCING CONTACT WITH OTHERS SO IF SOMEONE GETS SICK THE POD CAN BE QUARANTINED >> THERE'S ALWAYS A RISK BUT IF IT'S GOING AS SMOOTHLY AS HERE I THINK CHILDREN NEED IT THEY NEED TO BE WITH OTHER CHILDREN >> TEACHERS SIT THE KIDS SIX FEET APART MASKS ARE OPTIONAL AND EACH CHILD BRINGS THEIR OWN SUPPLIES

THEY EAT LUNCH AT THEIR DESKS NOT IN THE CAFETERIA ALMOST EVERY ELSE HAPPENS OUTSIDE AND STAFFERS SANITIZE HIGH TOUCH SURFACES BETWEEN GROUPS NEW STEPS TO BALANCE SCHOOL AND SAFETY >> HOW HAPPY ARE YOU TO BE BACK AT SCHOOL? >> SUPER DUPER >> SUPER DUPER >> YEAH >> Reporter: AND THEY'RE THREE WEEKS NOW INTO THE SESSION SO FAR NO KIDS HAVE GOTTEN SICK IT WILL BE A CHALLENGE FOR BIGGER SCHOOLS TO MAINTAIN THAT LEVEL OF SOCIAL DISTANCING THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND MEDICINE HAVE URGED SCHOOLS TO REOPEN, BUT THEY ARE RECOMMENDING MASKS FOR ALL TEACHERS AND STUDENTS >> THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THERE THANK YOU

>> A MODEL TO FOLLOW >>> TODAY IS KRISPY KREME'S 83rd BIRTHDAY SO TO CELEBRATE THEY'RE OFFERING A DOZEN FREE ORIGINAL GLAZED DOZEN WITH THE PURCHASE OF ANY DOZEN THE OFFER IS ONLY TODAY IN PARTICIPATING RETA >>> NEW RECORD NUMBERS WITH ALMOST 73,000 NEW CASES OF CORONAVIRUS REPORTED, IN A SI SINGLE DAY AS MORE STATES AND STORES DEMAND MASKS BE WORN, WHILE OTHERS ARE STILL HOLDING OUT ON MASK MANDATES >> NEW DETAILS THIS MORNING ALARMING REPORTS OF RUSSIAN HACKERS TRYING TO STEAL CORONAVIRUS VACCINE RESEARCH >> CONTINUING ALONG THIS PATH, WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF DONALD WERE TO BE ELECTED IN 2020, WOULD, I ABSOLUTELY BELIEVE, BE THE END OF THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT >> BUT THAT'S NOT ALL THE PRESIDENT'S NIECE HAD TO SAY WE HAVE GOT THE LATEST AND HOW THE WHITE HOUSE IS RESPONDING

>> AS WE HEAD INTO WHAT BILL KARINS SAYS WILL BE THE HOTTEST WEEKEND OF THE SUMMER, FROM COAST TO COAST, IS THAT AIR CONDITIONING IN YOUR UNIT IN YOUR HOME SPREADING COVID-19 "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GOOD FRIDAY MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA >> AND I'M FRANCES RIVERA AS WE HEAD TO A COAST TO COAST HEAT WAVE, CLASHES OVER MASK MANDATES ARE REACHING A TIPPING POINT CITY AND STATE LEADERS ARE FACING OFF AS BUSINESSES FORGE AHEAD WITH THEIR OWN RULES THE UNITED STATES IS LEADING THE WORLD WITH 25% OF REPORTED CORONAVIRUS CASES IN JUST 24 HOURS, WE HAD A RECORD 73,000 CONFIRMED CASES

THERE ARE NOW NEARLY 4 MILLION AMERICANS INFECTED >> AFTER A SPIKE IN HOSPITALIZATIONS, COLORADO GOCGO GOVERNOR JARED POLIS ISSUED A STATEWIDE MASK MANDATE THAT GOES INTO EFFECT TODAY APPLIES TO ANYONE OVER THE AGE OF 11 >> GOVERNOR KEMP IS NOT ONLY REFUSING TO MANDATE MASKS IN PUBLIC HE IS SUING TO STOP MAYOR KEISHA LANCE BOTTOMS FROM DOING SO SHE RECENTLY CONTRACTED THE VIRUS AND HER HUSBAND IS VERY ILL

GEORGIA CURRENTLY HAS OVER 31,000 CASES >> RESEARCHERS ARE RAISING ALARMS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS TESTING WAITING MORE THAN 48 HOURS FOR RESULTS MAKES IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO TRACE AND CONTROL THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS AND SOME PEOPLE ARE WAITING UP TO TWO WEEKS FOR A RESULT RESEARCHERS AT THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION WARN OF AN IMPENDING DISASTER IF AMERICA DOESN'T INCREASE TESTING TO 30 MILLION PER WEEK, BY OCTOBER WE'RE AT ABOUT 4

5 MILLION A WEEK RIGHT NOW >> IN AN INTERVIEW WITH FACEBOOK FOUNDER, MARK ZUCKERBERG, DR ANTHONY FAUCI REACTED TO THE LATEST SPIKES IN CORONAVIRUS CASE >> THERE WERE SOME STATES THAT ACTUALLY, WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHAT THE GUIDELINES WERE FOR OPENING, YOU KNOW, THE CHECKPOINTS THAT YOU HAVE TO GET PAST, BEFORE YOU WENT TO THE NEXT FADS PHASE SOME OF THEM WENT TOO QUICKLY, AND OFFICIALLY JUMPED OVER THEM

THAT, AS I HAD SAID IN PREVIOUS DISCUSSIONS, IS A RECIPE FOR GETTING INTO TROUBLE >> THE INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT SAID STATES DON'T NECESSARILY NEED TO LOCK DOWN AGAIN, BUT THAT REOPENINGS NEED TO BE HANDLED IN A MORE MEASURED WAY >> AS MORE STATES ARE EXPANDING THEIR MASK MANDATES, TENSIONS ARE MOUNTING WITH PEOPLE WHO SEE IT AS A VIELOLATION OF THEIR RIGHTS OUR MIGUEL ALMAGUER HAS MORE >> Reporter: FACING DOWN A PANDEMIC IN SOME REGIONS, AN ABOUTFACE WHEN IT COMES TO WEARING MASKS STATES LIKE ARKANSAS AND COLORADO, NOW REQUIRING THEM IN PUBLIC IN TEXAS, GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT SAYS HE WON'T SHUT THE STATE BACK DOWN, BUT RESIDENTS NEED TO WEAR ONE >> IF EVERYONE CAN ADOPT THE PRACTICE OF WEARING A FACE MASK FOR THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS, WE WILL BE ABLE TO GET COVID-19 UNDER CONTROL >> THOUGH, THE CDC AND NEARLY HEALTH PROFESSIONAL AGREES, MASKS REMAIN A FLASH POINT ACROSS THE COUNTRY FROM COFFEE SHOPS TO GROCERY STORES, MANY REFUSE TO WEAR ONE

AS MORE RETAILERS, LEIKE TARGET REQUIRE THEM IN FLORIDA, ONE SHOPPER PULLED A GUN ON ANOTHER AFTER A DISPUTE OVER FACE MASKS IN UTAH, A MEETING ABOUT FACE COVERINGS CANCELLED, WHEN PARENTS INSIDE A PACKED ROOM REFUSED TO WEAR ONE STATES IN ROUGHLY HALF THE COUNTRY REQUIRE THEM >> WHY AREN'T THEY ENFORCING IT? >> IN GEORGIA, WHILE EXTENDING COVID RESTRICTIONS, THE GOVERNOR MADE IT A POINT TO PROHIBIT SOME CITIES AND CO COUNTIES FROM REQUIRING MASKS, EVEN AS CORONAVIRUS CASES SURGE TO HISTORIC NUMBERS >> OUR HANDS SHOULD BE TOTALLY AND UNEQUIVOCALLY WORKING TO FIGHT THIS VIRUS

>> NBC'S BLAYNE ALEXANDER IS IN GEORGIA >> HERE, IN ATLANTA, THE CITY'S MAYOR WHO HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID, HERSELF SAYS, DESPITE THE GOVERNOR'S ORDER, MASK REQUIREMENTS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE ADDING, HER DECISION IS DRIVEN BY SCIENCE AND DATA >> IN FLORIDA, WHERE MASK RULES VARY, COUNTY BY COUNTY THE EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER THAT'S TRACKING THE VIRUS WAS SHUT DOWN AFTER 12 EMPLOYEES TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID THE MIXED MESSAGING OVER FACE COVERINGS, UNFOLDING ACROSS THE COUNTRY

>> IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE WHY ARE WE WEARING MASKS TO BE OUTSIDE? >> IT'S SUCH A SMALL INCONVENIENCE, FOR THE GREATER GOOD >> WITH 34 STATES SEEING AN INCREASE IN COVID CASES BY AT LEAST 25%, MORE THAN 35 MILLION AMERICANS HAVE TESTED POBZTSITIE FOR THE VIRUS 600 OUT-OF-STATE NURSES ARE HEADED TO HARD-HIT REGIONS, LIKE ARIZONA >> I WOULD RECOMMEND, AS STRONG AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN, TO GET PEOPLE TO WEAR MASKS >> CALIFORNIA

ONE OF THE FIRST STATES TO REQUIRE FACE MASKS IS NOW ONE OF THE HARDEST HIT AND THERE IS NO TALK OF LOOSENING RESTRICTIONS >> OUR NATION STRUGGLING OVER HOW TO CONTAIN A PANDEMIC, AS MASKS BECOME THE FACE OF CONTROVERSY MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES >> A NEW THREAT THIS MORNING AS THE WORLD RACES TO MANUFACTURE A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE RUSSIAN HACKERS ARE TRYING TO STEAL VACCINE RESEARCH FROM AMERICAN, CANADIAN, AND BRITISH HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS, ACCORDING TO INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES

>> IT'S NOT A SURPRISE I THINK — I MEAN, IT'S DEPLORABLE AND WE CALL IT OUT, IN THE STRONGEST POSSIBLE TERMS AND WE ARE TRYING TO MAKE SURE, BY PUBLICIZING THE TECHNICAL DETAIL, THAT PEOPLE CAN DEFEND AGAINST IT >> MARTIN SAID THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THE HACKERS STOLE ANY DATA ONLY THAT THEY INFILTRATED SYSTEMS USING MALWARE AND SP SPEAR FISHING RUSSIA DENIES THE ALLEGATIONS ALSO, WARNED ABOUT THE THREAT FROM CHINESE HACKERS WHO WERE DETECTED TRYING TO STEAL VACCINE RESEARCH IN MAY

>> EXPLOSIVE, NEW ALLEGATIONS THIS MORNING FROM THE PRESIDENT'S NIECE, MARY TRUMP, WHOSE BOOK ABOUT THE PRESIDENT HITS STORES THIS WEEK SELLING NEARLY A MILLION COPIES ON THE FIRST DAY, ALONE GEOFF BENNETT HAS MORE >> Reporter: A STUNNING, NEW ACCUSATION FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NIECE MARY TRUMP TELLING MSNBC'S RACHEL MADDOW, SHE'S HEARD THE PRESIDENT USE ANTI-SEMITIC SLURS AND THE N WORD >> I HAVE TO PRESS YOU ON IT A LITTLE BIT IF — JUST TO ASK IF THE PRESIDENT, IF YOUR UNCLE, WAS AN EXCEPTION TO THAT IN YOUR FAMILY OR IF HE — HE — YOU EVER HEARD HIM EXPRESS, EITHER USE ANTI-SEMITIC SLURS OR THE N WORD OR OTHER RACIST SLURS OR SENTIMENTS LIKE THAT DO YOU MEAN THIS WAS AN AMBIENT THING IN YOUR FAMILY BUT YOU DIDN'T EVER HEAR IT FROM HIM OR DID YOU HEAR IT FROM HIM, TOO? >> YEAH, OF COURSE, I DID

AND I DON'T THINK THAT SHOULD SURPRISE ANYBODY GIVEN HOW VIRULENTLY RACIST HE IS, TODAY >> HAVE YOU HEARD — HAVE YOU HEARD THE PRESIDENT USE THE N WORD >> YEAH AND ANTI-SEMITIC SLURS, SPECIFICALLY >> YES >> A WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL, IN RESPONSE, TELLS NBC NEWS, THIS IS A BOOK OF FALSEHOODS, PLAIN AND SIMPLE THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T USE THOSE WORDS IN RECENT WEEKS, THE PRESIDENT HAS SEIZED ON DIVISIVE CULTURE WARS, AND RELIED ON RACE-BATING RHETORIC TO FIRE UP HIS BASE BUT ANOTHER NEW ROUND OF POLLS SHOWS HIM TRAILING JOE BIDEN BY DOUBLE DIGITS, NATIONWIDE AND IN KEY BATTLEGROUND STATES A NEW NBC NEWS/"WALL STREET JOURNAL" POLL FINDS THE PRESUMPTIVE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE WITH A LEAD OVER PRESIDENT TRUMP

IN BATTLEGROUND STATES, BIDEN HOLDING A LEAD OF 12 POINTS THE PRESIDENT SHAKING UP HIS CAMPAIGN STAFF, DEMOTING CAMPAIGN MANAGER BRAD PARSCALE REPLACING HIM WITH DEPUTY CAMPAIGN MANAGER, BILL STEPIEN A VETERAN REPUBLICAN OPERATIVE >> AND A WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL TELLS US, IN RESPONSE TO MARY TRUMP'S ALLEGATION, QUOTE, THIS IS A BOOK OF FALSEHOODS, PLAIN AND SIMPLE THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T USE THOSE WORDS PHILLIP >> ALL RIGHT, GEOFF, THANK YOU

>> JEOPARDY HOST ALEX TREBEK SHARED A POSITIVE HEALTH UPDATE FOR HIS FANS >> I'VE BEEN DOING WELL I'VE BEEN CONTINUING MY TREATMENT, AND IT IS PAYING OFF THOUGH, IT DOES FATIGUE ME A GREAT DEAL MY NUMBERS ARE GOOD I AM FEELING GREAT I CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN TO THE STUDIO AND START RECORDING SHOWS FOR THE NEW SEASON IN SEPTEMBER

>> TREBEK WROTE A BOOK A MEMOIR TITLED THE ANSWER IS REFLECTIONS ON MY LIFE IT'S SET TO BE PUBLISHED JULY 21st SO GREAT TO SEE HIM DOING SO WELL AND SO MANY THINGS TO LOOK FORWARD TO THE BOOK AND THEN COMING BACK TO JEOPARDY >> WE GOT A COAST TO COAST SCORCHER WEEKEND AHEAD OF US NBC METEOROLOGIST BILL KARINS IS HERE TO TELL US MORE ABOUT THAT HEY, BILL, GOOD MORNING >> HEY, GOOD MORNING TO YOU GUYS A LOT OF RED MIND ME SOLET' GET INTO TODAY'S FORECAST WE HAVE A CHANCE OF SEVERE STORMS IN AREAS OF THE NORTHERN PLAINS BUT THE HEAT IS THE BIG STORY OF THE WE ARE STARTING TO SEE THE HEAT EXPANDING TO THE EAST COAST TODAY, 93 IN D

C ONLY THE NORTHEAST GETS THE EXCEPTION TODAY THEN THE HEAT MOVES IN FOR THIS UPCOMING WEEKEND HOT AND HUMID ARRIVES IN THE MIDATLANTIC AND THE NORTHEAST AS WE GO INTO YOUR SATURDAY VERY HOT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY LOOK AT THAT 105 IN WESTERN KANSAS AREAS OF WEST TEXAS STILL IN THE HUNDREDS AND THEN, AS WE GO THROUGHOUT YOUR SUNDAY, THAT'S WHETHER IT ARRIVES IN AREAS OF THE NORTHEAST AND NEW ENGLAND THAT'S A LOOK AT YOUR WEATHER FOR THE DAY

NOW, HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY-AHEAD FORECAST WHILE WE ARE CONTINUING TO WATCH THOSE TEMPERATURES IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY GOING TO WARP WARM UP A LOT IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS AND ALSO UP TOWARDS AREA OF NORTH DAKOTA WE'LL TALK ABOUT SOME OF THOSE SPECIFIC NUMBERS COMING UP GUYS >> ALL RIGHT BILL, THANK >> FT LAUDERDALE POLICE BODY CAMERA CAPTURED THE RARE MOMENT OF A KANGAROO ON THE LOOSE OFFICERS MANAGED TO GET THE KANGAROO TO HOP CLOSER TO HIM

AFTER A FEW TRIES, THEY WERE ABLE TO SAFELY WRANGLE THE ROO AND PUT IT IN THE BACKSEAT OF THEIR SQUAD CAR TURNS OUT THE MARSUPIAL ESCAPED FROM ITS OWNER BEEN TURNED OVER TO THE WILDLIFE COMMISSION I DON'T >>> LADING THE NEWS TYLER PERRY'S ONCE AGAIN GIVING BACK TO HIS ATLANTA COMMUNITY THE MEDIA MOGUL DONATED 1,000 KROGER GIFT CARDS TO FAMILIES IMPACTED BY THE PANDEMIC PERRY SAID THIS IS ABOUT GOOD PEOPLE WHO NEED A HAND UP, NOT A HANDOUT MEANWHILE, METALLICA DRUMMER LARS ULRICH IS RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT FOOD INSECURITY AND HUNGER IN THE UNITED

IN AN INTERVIEW WITH SAMANTHA B, HE DISCUSSED THE BAND'S WORK WITH FEEDING AMERICA SO GREAT TO SEE ALL THESE GUYS, WITH THEIR FAME, WITH THEIR MONEY >> STEPPING UP >> YEP >> STEPPING UP TO HELP >>> A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION IS UNDERWAY INTO THE MASSIVE TWITTER HACK THAT COMPROMISED ACCOUNTS OF JOE BIDEN, BARACK OBAMA, BILL GATES, AND MANY MORE NBC'S JOLENE KENT IS FOLLOWING ALL THE DEVELOPMENTS FOR US

JOE, GOOD MORNING >> PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING IT'S THE TWITTER HACK EVERYWHERE IS TALKING ABOUT BECAUSE THE HACKERS ARE STILL UNIDENTIFIED AND THE BIG QUESTION IS, WHAT DOES THIS HACK MEAN FOR THE UPCOMING 2020 GENERAL ELECTION THE SFFBI IS LEADING A NEW INVESTIGATION INTO THE MOST HIGH-PROFILE HACK IN TWITTER HISTORY SOME ACCOUNTS OF ITS MOST FAMOUS USERS, INCLUDING FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN, JEFF BEZOS, AND KANYE WEST WERE TAKEN OVER BY CYBERCRIMINALS UNIDENTIFIED HACKERS USED ACCOUNTS TO ASK PEOPLE TO SEND THEM BIT COIN, SCAMMING THEM OUT OF OVER $100,000 TWITTER SAYS IT IS COOPERATING WITH THE FBI, AND TAKING STEPS TO ENSURE THIS DOESN'T HAPPEN AGAIN CALLING THE INCIDENT A COORDINATED SOCIAL ENGINEERING ATTACK BY PEOPLE WHO SUCCESSFULLY TARGETED SOME OF OUR EMPLOYEES WITH ACCESS TO INTERNAL SYSTEMS >> A SOCIAL ENGINEER IS GOING TO TRY AND GAIN ACCESS TO A SYSTEM OR MONEY OR DATA, BY TRYING TO LEVERAGE SOME EXPLOIT IN A PERSON WHETHER THAT IS THEIR SUSCEPTIBILITY TO BEING BRIBED OR TRYING TO GAIN ACCESS BY PHISHING OVER E-MAIL

>> REPUBLICAN JOSH HOLLY SENDING THIS LETTER TO TWITTER CEO JACK DORSEY, ASKING WHETHER PRESIDENT TRUMP'S ACCOUNT IS UNDER THREAT DEMOCRAT RICHARD BLUMENTHAL SAYING THIS HACK BODES ILL FOR NOVEMBER BALLOTING >> THIS IS JUST I THINK A REALLY GOOD CLOSE CALL THEY COULD HAVE, YOU KNOW, THROUGH CONTROLLING THE TWITTER ACCOUNTS OF MAJOR CEOs, THEY COULD HAVE TANKED THE STOCK PRICES OF THOSE COMPANIES THEY COULD HAVE USED THE POLITICIAN ACCOUNTS TO CREATE A WORLDWIDE PANIC

>> A WAKEUP CALL, WITH LESS THAN FOUR MONTHS TO ELECTION DAY AND FOR THE AVERAGE USER, TWITTER IS SAYING YOU DON'T NEED TO WORRY ABOUT RESETTING YOUR PASSWORD IN A NEW STATEMENT, TWITTER SUPPORT TWEETED OUT SAYING, WE HAVE NO EVIDENCE THAT ATTACKERS ACCESSED PASSWORD CLOSEST IMAGES OF THE SUN EVER TAKEN THEY WERE SENT BACK BY THE EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCIES AND NASA'S SOLAR ORBITER, WHICH COMPLETED ITS FIRST CLOSE PASS SINCE MID-JUNE AND WHEN WE SAY CLOSE, THEY MEAN 48 MILLION MILES SCIENTISTS HOPE THE IMAGES WILL HELP THEM UNDERSTAND THE SUN SUN'S ATMOSPHERIC LAYERS >> I AM SEEING A WHOLE BUNCH OF IMAGES OF THE GRINCH IN THOSE PATTERNS RIGHT THERE

>> RIGHT >> MOVING ON NOW TO THE CORONAVIRUS FOR MOST OF THE COUNTRY, TODAY WAS GOING TO BE ANOTHER SUMMER SCORCHER THAT MEANS A LOT OF US WILL BE CRANKING UP THE AC TO GET SOME RELIEF FROM THE HEAT BUT NOW, WE'RE HEARING THAT AIR CONDITIONING COULD, ALSO, BE SPR SPREADING THE VIRUS NBC'S KARI SANDERS HAS DETAILS >> Reporter: AS THE NATION BAKES AGAIN TODAY, AND AC UNITS FIGHT TO KEEP US COOL EXPERTS SAY THAT REFRESHING FLOW OF AIR COULD ALSO BE SPREADING CORONAVIRUS YET, ONE MORE WORRY, AS WE SANITIZE OUR HANDS, SOCIAL DISTANCE, AND MASK UP

>> WE'RE MORE PARANOID THAN EVER >> WE'RE WEARING THE GOOD MASKS >> HOW DO WE KNOW AC MIGHT SPREAD COVID STUDIES CONDUCTED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND REVEAL SOME ACs CAN SPREAD VIRUSES, WHILE OTHERS DO NOT THOSE SMALL WINDOW AIR CONDITIONERS MAY DRIVE UP YOUR ELECTRIC BILL BUT THEY'RE, ALSO, MORE LIKELY TO BE SAFE, ACCORDING TO RESEARCHERS

WHILE CENTRAL UNITS, ESPECIALLY THOSE BIG ONES THAT COOL ENTIRE BUILDINGS, GROCERY STORES, AND SCHOOLS, CAN BE PROBLEMATIC >> WOULD YOU GO INTO A BUILDING RIGHT NOW, THAT HAS CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING, AND IT'S A BIG, LARGE SPACE? EVEN IF PEOPLE ARE SOCIALLY DISTANCED? >> IT'S A VERY HARD QUESTION >> DOCTOR IS A MECHANICAL ENGINEER HER RESEARCH FOCUSING ON INDOOR AIR QUALITY >> AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM THAT HAS A LOT OF FRESH AIR, OR IT'S CLEANED THROUGH VERY EFFICIENT FILTERS, WOULD BE SAFE FOR YOU IF YOU ARE IN THE SPACE WHERE THE AIR IS NOT VERY FRESH AND CLEAN, YOU WOULD BE BEING EXPOSED TO CORONAVIRUS, POTENTIALLY, IF SOMEBODY IN THE ENVIRONMENT HAS IT >> IS THERE A WORKAROUND A COSTLY REDESIGN OF AN ENTIRE AC SYSTEM TO FORCE COOL AIR THROUGH ADVANCED FILTERS IS AN OPTION BUT RESEARCH, ALSO, FOUND THAT UV LIGHTS CAN KILL VIRUSES THOSE ULTRAVIOLET LIGHTS ARE COMMONLY HID IN CEILINGS

>> YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE ULTRAVIOLET LIGH >>> WELCOME BACK TO "EARLY TODAY 6 MILLION PEOPLE AT RISK OF SEVERE WEATHER LATER TODAY A LARGE COMPLEX OF STORMS WITH WIND DAMAGE IS POSSIBLE WATCH OUT AROUND FARGO AND HEADIN >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES, FUTURES WERE UP SLIGHTLY THIS MORNING, FOLLOWING THURSDAY'S VOLATILE SESSION THE DOW SNAPPED A FOUR-DAY WINNING STREAK DROPPING 135 POINTS >> NETFLIX GETS A BOOST OF SUBSCRIBERS WITH A WHOPPING 10 MILLION NEW USERS WORLDWIDE BETWEEN APRIL AND JUNE HASTINGS SAID THEY HAVE BEEN PARTNERS FOR YEARS AND THIS JUST MAKES IT FORMAL NOW >> A FEDERAL JUDGE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE FOR THE RELEASE OF MIGRANT CHILDREN IN I

CE DETENTION CENTERS THE CHILDREN WERE SUPPOSED TO BE RELEASED BY TODAY BUT NEGOTIATIONS ARE ONGOING ABOUT HOW THEY WILL BE RELEASED I

CE IS OPPOSED TO RELEASING THE PARENTS SO THEY RUN THE RISK OF BEING SEPARATED >> AN ALL-OUT BLITZ OVER THE NFL'S PLANS TO PROTECT PLAYERS FROM CORONAVIRUS OR LACK THEREOF HE TWEETED A LIST OF QUESTIONS STILL UNANSWERED HEADING INTO THE SEASON EMPHASIZING THEY WANT TO PLAY

HE SAID THE LEAGUE HAS YET TO PROVIDE A VALID INFECTIOUS DISEASE, EMERGENCY-RESPONSE PLAN THAT INCLUDES HOW TESTING WILL WORK AND HOW A POSITIVE TEST WOULD AFFECT THE TEAM AS WATT POINTED OUT, ROOKIES ARE SET TO REPORT TO CAMP MONDAY >> TOURISTS STEPPED ON TO THE TOP FLOOR HE HAVE THE EIFFEL TOWER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MONTHS HERE'S NBC'S KELLY >> FRANCE CELEBRATING BASTILLE DAY THIS WEEK THE COUNTRY'S NATIONAL HOLIDAY AND IN ANOTHER SIGN THINGS ARE GETTING BACK TO NORMAL, THE VERY TOP OF THE EIFFEL TOWER, ALSO, BACK IN BUSINESS WITH STRICT SOCIAL DISTANCING, OF COURSE, NO MORE THAN 250 PEOPLE ALLOWED UP TOP, AT ANY TIME TOURISM BRINGS MORE THAN 30 MILLION VISITORS TO FRANCE IN A NORMAL YEAR

THE EIFFEL TOWER, ONE OF THE BIGGEST ATTRACTIONS NOW, SIX WEEKS AFTER LOCKDOWN ENDED, PARISIANS AND BRAVE TOURISTS, EXCITED >> EVEN IF THE CONDITIONS ARE NOT ALWAYS VERY EASY, WE CAN HAVE SOME PLACES, LIKE THE A EIFFEL TOWER WHERE PEOPLE CAN HAVE SOME GOOD TIME AND IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR US >> OTHER LANDMARKS COMING BACK TO LIFE DISNEY LAND PARIS, PARTIALLY REOPENING

BUT NO KISSING AT DISNEY LAND PARIS MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT THE THEME PARK AND SO ARE RESERVATIONS NBC NEWS, LONDON >> SO, VERY SLOWLY, THAT LIST IS GROWING A LITTLE BIT LONGER OF ALL THESE WORLD LANDMARKS THAT ARE STARTING TO REOPEN >> LIKE YOU SAID, SLOWLY, BUT SURELY, IT WAS SO ODD IT IS SO ODD TO SEE ALL THESE ICONIC LANDMARKS EMPTY, FOR SO >>> IF EVERYONE CAN ADOPT THE PRACTICE OF WEARING A FACE MASK, FOR THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS, WE WILL BE ABLE TO GET COVID-19 UNDER CONTROL

>> TEXAS'S GOVERNOR, JOINING MANY OTHERS IN THE PUSH TO GET EVERYONE TO WEAR A MASK BUT NOT ALL STATES ARE ON BOARD, AS THE US SURPASSES A SINGLE DAY RECORD NUMBER OF CASES >> THE BATTLE OVER TESTING WHAT'S THE BEST METHOD AND CAN IT HELP GET OUR KIDS BACK INTO THE CLASSROOM ANY FASTER ONE NEW JERSEY SCHOOL IS ALREADY OPEN WITH KIDS IN LEARNING PODS

WE'LL TAKE YOU THERE >> THIS MORNING, WE HAVE GOT AN UPDATE ON THE HEALTH OF JEOPARDY'S ALEX TREBEK >> AND AFTER A FIVE-MONTH BREAK, TIGER WOODS COMES ROARING BACK AT THE MEMORIAL, AS HE TRIES TO BREAK SAM SNEDE'S RECORD 82 VICTORIES IT'S FRIDAY "EARLY TODAY" STARTS NOW >>> GOOD MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA

>> GOOD TO BE WITH YOU I'M FRANCES RIVERA AS THE CORONAVIRUS CONTINUES SWEEPING ACROSS THE NATION, MAYORS, GOVERNORS, AND LAWMAKERS, ARE AT ODDS OVER MASK REGULATIONS THE US IS LEADING THE WORLD WITH 25% OF REPORTED CORONAVIRUS CASES IN JUST 24 HOURS, WE'VE HAD A RECORD 73,000 CONFIRMED CASES

THERE ARE NOW NEARLY 4 MILLION AMERICANS INFECTED >> CALIFORNIA SENATOR DIANE FEINSTEIN IS TRYING TO HOLD STATES ACCOUNTABLE SHE IS PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT THAT WOULD BLOCK STATES FROM RECEIVING STIMULUS FUNDING IF THEY DON'T IMPLEMENT MASK MANDATES SHE SAYS WEARING MASKS SHOULD BE MANDATORY >> AS NEW YORK CITY FWAERS UP TO ENTER PHASE FOUR OF REOPENING, IT WILL NOT INCLUDE INDOOR DINING OR MALLS AND MUSEUMS GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO, ALSO, UNVEILED A THREE STRIKES AND YOU'RE CLOSED RULE FOR BARS AND RESTAURANTS IF THEY RACK UP THREE VIOLATIONS, THEY GET SHUT DOWN >> TYLER PERRY, ONCE AGAIN, GIVING BACK TO HIS ATLANTA COMMUNITY

THE MEDIA MOGUL DONATED 1,000 KROGER GIFT CARDS, WORTH 50 BUCKS EACH, TO FAMILIES IMPACTED BY THE PANDEMIC POLICE OFFICERS WENT DOOR TO DOOR HANDING THEM OUT >> AND DOCTORS AND NURSES ARE LENDING A HELPING HAND TO HOUSTON IN AN EFFORT TO MEET GROWING DEMANDS FOR CORONAVIRUS TESTING 24 OF THEM SET UP TESTING SITES AT TWO TEXAS CHURCHES BRINGING ALONG EQUIPMENT AND OTHER SUPPLIES TO HELP

>> WITH SEVERE OUTBREAKS HAPPENING IN SEVERAL STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, HOSPITALS ARE FEELING THE STRAIN AND OFFICIALS ARE CONCERNED THEY MAY HIT A BREAKING POINT OUR ALICE BARR IS IN WASHINGTON WITH THE LATEST >> Reporter: SIX MONTHS INTO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, CASES ARE SURGING HOSPITALS, FILLING UP HOTSPOTS, SHUTTING DOWN AND MANY OF THE SAME FIGHTS, STILL, RAGING ON >> THERE'S NO REASON FOR THIS NATION TO BE GOING THROUGH WHAT IT'S GOING THROUGH NOW WE LEARNED THESE LESSONS MONTH A OOS AGO

>> ARKANSAS AND COLORADO MANDATING MASKS STATEWIDE WHILE GEORGIA'S GOVERNOR IS TRYING TO REVERSE MASK ORDERS IN AT LEAST 15 CITIES ATLANTA'S MAYOR, DEFIANT >> IF YOU WANT TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR CUSTOMERS, YOU SHOULD WEAR A MASK OUR POLICIES ARE ENFORCEABLE AND THEY STAND >> WITH STATE AND LOCAL LEADERS, EACH, FOLLOWING THEIR OWN PATH MANY FACING CRITICAL DELAYS IN TESTING AND STRUGGLING TO ESTABLISH CONTACT TRACING THEY'RE, ONCE AGAIN, LOOKING TO THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FOR A COORDINATED FEDERAL RESPONSE

>> WE JUST NEED THE PRESIDENT TO LEAD AND FOCUS ON THESE ISSUES >> A NEW NBC NEWS/"WALL STREET JOURNAL" POLL FINDS JUST 37% APPROVE OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S HANDLING OF THE VIRUS AND WITH HIS DEMOCRATIC RIVAL, JOE BIDEN, NOW LEADING BY 11 POINTS IN THE SAME POLL THE PRESIDENT IS REPLACING HIS CAMPAIGN MANAGER, JUST FOUR MONTHS BEFORE THE ELECTION AS PRESIDENT TRUMP BANKS ON AN ECONOMIC RECOVERY TO BOOST HIS CAMPAIGN >> WE'RE GOING TO GET THINGS DONE THAT THEY HAVE WANTED TO SEE DONE FOR A LONG, LONG TIME

>> NEWS MORE THAN 4 MILLION AMERICANS FILED FIRST-TIME UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS FOR THE 17th STR STRAIGHT WEEK AND WITH EXTRA BENEFITS SET TO EXPIRE AT THE END OF THIS MONTH, LAWMAKERS ARE NEGOTIATING THE NEXT CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BILL NOW, EXPECTED TO BE AT LEAST ANOTHER TRILLION DOLLARS IN WASHINGTON, ALICE BARR, NBC NEWS >> HEALTH EXPERTS ARE SOUNDING ALARMS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS TESTING IN AMERICA THERE ARE CONCERNS THE US NEEDS TO DRASTICALLY RAMP UP TESTING EFFORTS TO TRACE AND CONTAIN THE VIRUS

NBC' NBC'S TOM COSTELLO AS THIS PORT >> IN NEARLY EVERY CORNER OF THE NATION, POP UP TESTING SITES HAVE TURNED INTO TRAFFIC JAMS NOW, HEALTHCARE RESEARCHERS AT THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION WARN AMERICA FACES AN IMPENDING DISASTER IF IT DOESN'T DRAMATICALLY INCREASE TESTING FROM 45 MILLION PER WEEK, NOW, TO 30 MILLION PER WEEK BY OCTOBER

AND CONGRESS NEEDS TO SPEND $75 BILLION TO RAMP UP THE TESTING, INCLUDING RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS RESULTS IN 20 MINUTES >> RIGHT NOW, AMERICA HAS TWO CHOICES JUST SHUT EVERYTHING DOWN, OR LET HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS DIE OUR GROUP HAS COME TOGETHER TO OFFER AN ALTERNATIVE OPTION, WHICH IS USING TESTING AS A WAY OUT

>> RESEARCHERS SAY TEST RESULTS, NOW, ARE TAKING FAR TOO LONG SOMETIMES, UP TO TWO WEEKS WHEN THEY SHOULD TAKE 48 HOURS OR LESS AND A NEW REPORT FROM THE MEDICAL JOURNAL LANCET SAYS TEST RESULTS THAT TAKE THREE DAYS OR MORE MAKE IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS THE CHALLENGE TRACING EVERYONE WITH WHOM THEY'VE HAD CONTACT FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND NEIGHBORS STORE CLERKS EVEN A FOOD DELIVERY PERSON RESEARCHERS SAY EACH INFECTED PERSON TRANSMITS THE VIRUS TO ANOTHER TWO AND A HALF PEOPLE

BUT PHYSICAL DISTANCING CAN CUT THAT NUMBER IN HALF IN NEW YORK, AARON WEAKS STAYED AT HOME FOR TWO WEEKS WAITING FOR HIS TEST RESULTS >> I THINK IT'S VERY DIFFICULT FOR PEOPLE TO BE RESPONSIBLE, ESPECIALLY YOUNGER PEOPLE, WHEN IT TAKES 14 DAYS, PLUS, TO GET TEST RESULTS >> BECAUSE THE COUNTRY ISN'T KEEPING UP WITH THE VIRUS, MORE PATIENTS ARE FLOODING ERs AND ICUs IN HOUSTON, THE ARMY HAS BEEN CALLED IN TO HELP AT ONE HOSPITAL >> THE PATIENTS ARE SICK, AND THIS ISN'T A WAY THAT I WANT TO DIE

I DON'T WANT TO DIE LIKE I CAN'T BREATHE, EVEN THOUGH I'M ON A VENTILATOR >> AT MEMORIAL REGIONAL HOSPITAL OUTSIDE OF MIAMI, THEY HAVE TURNED AN AUDITORIUM INTO A PATIENT WARD >> WHILE THE NUMBERS CONTINUE TO CLIMB, EXPONENTIALLY, WE ARE MAKING EVERY EFFORT TO NEVER, EVER BE ABLE TO TURN A PATIENT AWAY >> AND THE NUMBERS KEEP CLIMBING NEARLY A THOUSAND PEOPLE ARE NOW DYING IN THE US

, EVERY SINGLE DAY FROM COVID AND THAT NUMBER IS UP 50% IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS FRANCES >> ALARMING TOM, THANK YOU >> THE SCORCHING NEW TELL-ALL FROM THE PRESIDENT'S NIECE IS FLYING OFF SHELVES THIS MORNING MARY TRUMP'S BOOK SHATTERED RECORDS FOR PUBLISHER SIMON AND SCHUSTER, SELLING NEARLY A MILLION COPIES ON THE FIRST DAY ALONE

BUT MORE INSIDE THE BOOK THAT'S MAKING HEADLINES TRACIE, SOME EXPLOSIVE ALLEGATIONS IN THAT BOOK >> WELL, THOSE ALLEGATIONS FROM MARY TRUMP, THE PRESIDENT'S NIECE, THAT HE USED DEROGATORY LANGUAGE AND SHE HEARD IT ANTI-SEMITIC SLURS SHE SAID SHE HEARD HIM USE THE N WORD THAT IT WASN'T JUST THE FAMILY CULTURE BUT THAT HE DID IT, PERSONALLY AND SHE SAID SHE IS CONCERNED ABOUT THE DIRECTION OF THE COUNTRY, IF HE'S NOT DEFEATED IN NOVEMBER >> THIS IS BEYOND PARTISANSHIP THIS IS SO BEYOND PARTY WE NEED TO BE THINKING ABOUT THIS AS AMERICANS WE NEED TO BE THINKING ABOUT WHAT — WHO WE WANT TO BE, AS A PEOPLE, GOING FORWARD

SO, CONTINUING ALONG THIS PATH, WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF DONALD WERE TO BE ELECTED IN 2020, WOULD, I ABSOLUTELY BELIEVE, BE THE END OF THE AMERICAN EXPERIMENT I DO NOT BELIEVE THERE'S ANY COMING BACK FROM THIS >> NOW, THE RESPONSE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE IS THAT THE BOOK IS FULL OF FALSEHOODS, AND THAT THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T USE THOSE WORDS BACK TO YOU >> ALL RIGHT TRACIE, THANK YOU >>> DEMOCRATIC DONORS ARE MAKING A RUN ON THE BANK IN THE RACE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE

PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CASH ADVANTAGE SEEMED UNSURMOUNTABLE — INSURMOUNTABLE JUST MONTHS AGO BUT JOE BIDEN IS CLOSING THE GAP THE PRESUMPTIVE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE NOW TRAILS BY JUST $53 MILLION BIDEN HAS OUTRAISED HIS OPPONENT FOR TWO MONTHS IN A ROW, AS NEW POLLS SHOW HIM UP DOUBLE DIGITS >> A TEXAS CEMETERY HAS REMOVED A JIM-CROW ERA FENCE THAT SEGREGATED GRAVES OF THOSE WHO WERE LAID TO REST WITH MOVEMENTS NOW FOCUSING ON RACIAL EQUALITY, COMMUNITY LEADERS DECIDED TO TAKE DOWN THE FENCE TO UNITE THE HISTORICALLY BLACK CEMETERY AND THE HISTORICALLY WHITE CEMETERY

>> MICHELLE OBOAMA IS ABOUT TO HOST A NEW PODCAST ON SPOTIFY SHE'LL EXPLORE HOW PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS SHAPE PEOPLE IT PREMIERES ON JULY 29th AND WILL LAST NINE WEEKS >> THE POPULAR APP TIKTOK COULD, SOON, SEE SOME COMPETITION WITHIN WEEKS, FACEBOOK IS EXPECTED TO LAUNCH INSTAGRAM REELS, WHICH WOULD ALLOW USERS TO CREATE 15-SECOND VIDEOS SET TO MUSIC AND PEOPLE CAN ALSO BORROW THE AUDIO FROM THE OTHER VIDEOS THE WHITE HOUSE IS CONSIDERING PUTTING RESTRICTIONS ON THE CHINESE-OWNED TIKTOK >> WHICH WILL BE A REVOLT ON MANY TWEENS AND TEENAGERS ALIKE IF THAT EVER HAPPENS REAL QUICK LET'S TURN NOW TO NBC METEOROLOGIST BILL KARINS WHO IS WITH US AND TALKING ABOUT THIS HEAT WAVE A LOT OF US BRACE OURSELVES FOR

>> YEAH ONE DAY OF A BREAK IN THE NORTHEAST AND THEN THE HEAT WAVE ARRIVES THIS WEEKEND HOTTEST CONDITIONS OF THE ENTIRE SUMMER SO LET'S GET INTO FIRST AREAS OF CONCERN WE HAVE SOME THUNDERSTORMS ROLLING THROUGH AREAS OF NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND AND ALSO THROUGH AREAS OF PENNSYLVANIA AND WEST VIRGINIA AS WE GO THROUGH THE WEEKEND, WE ARE GOING TO STOP TALKING ABOUT THUNDERSTORMS AND ONLY BE TALKING ABOUT HEAT BECAUSE THAT IS THE BIGGEST HEADLINE ALMOST COAST TO COAST 90s IN THE ROCKIES ALL THE WAY TO THE EASTERN SEABOARD SUNDAY, WE GET INTO DANGEROUS LEVELS OF HEAT COULD BE NEARLY 100 DEGREES IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL AND IT COULD FEEL LIKE 110

WE WILL HAVE SCATTERED STORMS IN A FEW SPOTS, CAROLINAS, AND ALSO FLORIDA IF YOU LOOK AT THAT HEAT WAVE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY, IT ALSO CONTINUES BUT WE WON'T SEE HUNDREDS, INSTEAD, IT WILL BE 90s WITH A KNFEW SHOWERS AND STORMS THAT'S THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY NOW, HERE IS A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR LOCAL FORECAST NOT MANY COOL SPOTS LEFT ON THE WEATHER MAPS THE NORTHERN PLAINS IS WARMING UP IN A HURRY NORTH DAKOTA AT 95 ONE OF THE ONLY COOL SPOTS OUT THERE WILL BE AREAS OF MAINE HIGHS THERE ONLY IN THE 60s

EVEN NEW YORK CITY'S GOING TO HEAT UP THIS WEEKEND, GUYS >> IT'S GOING TO GET UGLY BILL, THANK YOU >> THE PGA TOUR CONTINUED ITS RETURN WITH THE MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT IN OHIO MINUS THE FANS, OF COURSE TIGER WOODS RETURNED AFTER A 5-MONTH BREAK

SHOT A 71 IN THE FIRST ROUND, FIVE SHOTS BEHIND THE LEADER >> IT FELT GOOD I MEAN, I FELT GOOD I WAS A LITTLE BIT RUSTY BUT FELT >>> NEW THREAT THIS MORNING RUSSIAN HACKERS ARE TRYING TO STEAL VACCINE RESEARCH FROM AMERICAN, CANADIAN, AND BRITISH HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS

ACCORDING TO INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES >> IT'S NOT A SURPRISE I THINK — I MEAN, IT'S DEPLORABLE, AND WE CALL IT OUT IN THE STRONGEST POSSIBLE TERMS AND WE ARE TRYING TO MAKE SURE, BY PUBLICIZING THE TECHNICAL DETAILS, THAT PEOPLE CAN DEFEND AGAINST IT >> MARTIN SAID THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THE HACKERS STOLE ANY DATA ONLY THAT THEY INFILTRATED SYSTEMS USING MALWARE AND SPEAR PHISHING RUSSIA DENIES THE ALLEGATIONS ALSO, WARNED ABOUT THE THREAT FROM CHINESE HACKERS WHO SAID THEY WERE DETECTED TRYING TO STEAL VACCINE RESEARCH IN MAY >> AS SCHOOL DISTRICTS CONSIDER REOPENING, THEY MIGHT LEARN FROM THE EXPERIENCE OF ONE SCHOOL IN NEW JERSEY THERE IS ALSO SOME TROUBLING NEWS ABOUT COVID AND KIDS IN FLORIDA

FOR MORE ON THAT, WE TURN TO NBC'S VICKI NGUYEN >> GOOD MORNING, PHILLIP WITH 53 MILLION KIDS IN K-12 SCHOOLS, A LOT OF ANXIOUS FAMILIES WANT TO KNOW WHAT GOING BACK TO SCHOOL LOOKS LIKE IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC AS THE DEBATE OVER OPENING SCHOOLS INTENSIFIES, A STUNNING, NEW STATISTIC FROM FLORIDA 31% OF KIDS TESTED THERE FOR COVID-19 WERE POSITIVE MORE THAN 16,000 THOUGH, EXPERTS WARN, THERE ARE CAVEATS >> THESE ARE KIDS WHO ARE TESTED BECAUSE THEY MORE THAN LIKELY HAD SYMPTOMS SO THIS IS NOT INDICATIVE OF KIDS, OVERALL >> HOSPITALIZATIONS FOR CHILDREN REMAIN VERY RARE, AND NATIONWIDE, DEATH RATE FOR COVID PATIENTS UNDER AGE 25 IS LESS TH THAN

1% IN NEW JERSEY, SUMMER SCHOOL IS OPEN FOR KIDS 18 MONTHS TO KINDERGARTEN WITH A NEW ROUTINE NO ONE WITH A TEMPERATURE OF 1004 OR ABOVE CAN COME TO CLASS AND PARENTS SAY GOOD-BYE OUTSIDE >> WE COMPARE THE PROS AND CONS AND WE CONCLUDE IT'S GOOD IDEA TO SEND THE KIDS HERE

>> HERE, THEY CUT CAPACITY FROM 100 STUDENTS DOWN TO 40 THE KIDS LEARN IN SMALL GROUPS OF TEN OR WHAT SOME EXPERTS CALL PODS REDUCING CONTACT WITH OTHERS SO IF SOMEONE GETS SICK, THE POD CAN BE QUARANTINED >> OF COURSE, THERE'S ALWAYS A RISK BUT IF IT'S GOING AS SMOOTHLY AS HERE, I THINK CHILDREN NEED IT THEY NEED TO BE WITH OTHER CHILDREN >> TEACHERS SIT THE KIDS SIX FEET APART MASKS ARE OPTIONAL AND EACH CHILD BRINGS THEIR OWN SUPPLIES THEY EAT LUNCH AT THEIR DESKS, NOT IN THE CAFETERIA ALMOST EVERYTHING ELSE HAPPENS OUTSIDE AND STAFFERS SANITIZE HIGH-TOUCH SURFACES BETWEEN GROUPS

NEW STEPS TO BALANCE SCHOOL AND SAFETY HOW HAPPY ARE YOU TO BE BACK AT SCHOOL >> SUPERDUPER >> YEAH >> AND THEY ARE THREE WEEKS NOW INTO THE SESSION SO FAR, NO KIDS HAVE GOTTEN SICK CERTAINLY, IT WILL BE MORE OF A CHALLENGE FOR BIGGER SCHOOLS TO MAINTAIN THAT LEVEL OF SOCIAL DISTANCING SOME EXPERTS WANT TO GO FURTHER THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE, HAVE URGED SCHOOLS TO REOPEN BUT THEY ARE RECOMMENDING MASKS FOR ALL TEACHERS AND STUDENTS >>> IT'S EASY TO SAY RACISM IS A THING OF THE PAST

>> BUT IT'S NOT ESPECIALLY, WHEN BLACK PEOPLE DON'T ENJOY THE FULL PROTECTIONS AFFORDED BY THE CONSTITUTION >> AS PROUD AMERICANS, HOW MUCH LONGER CAN WE AVOID AN HONEST LOOK IN THE MIRROR EQUALITY IS AT BAT TOGETHER, WE MUST LEARN AND GROW >> WE DON'T KNOW THE EXACT ANSWER >> JUSTIN TURNER THERE THAT'S JUST A SNIPPET OF A VIDEO BY THE L

A DODGERS CALLED IN THIS TOGETHER, SUPPORTING BLACK LIVES MATTER AND RAISING MONEY FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE CAUSES >> JEOPARDY'S ALEX TREBEK SHARED A POSITIVE HEALTH UPDATE FOR HIS FANS >> I'M DOING WELL I HAVE BEEN CONTINUING MY TREATMENT, AND IT IS PAYING OFF, THOUGH IT DOES FATIGUE ME A GREAT DEAL MY NUMBERS ARE GOOD

I'M FEELING GREAT I CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN TO THE STUDIO, AND START RECORDING SHOWS FOR THE NEW SEASON IN SEPTEMBER >> TREBEK ALSO ADDED HE'S BEEN DOING SO WELL THAT HE WROTE A BOOK, A MEMOIR TITLED "THE ANSWER IS, REFLECTIONS ON MY LIFE" IT'S SET TO BE PUBLISHED JULY 21st >> LOOKS GOOD THERE GLAD TO SEE HIM LOOKING HEALTHY

>> LOOK FORWARD TO THAT BOOK AND THE FALL WHEN HE COMES BACK TO JEOPARDY >> ALL RIGHT HERE IS SOME PROOF THAT HEROES, THEY COME IN ALL SIZES 6-YEAR-OLD BRIDGER WALKER IS RECOVERING AFTER RUSHING TO PROTECT HIS 4-YEAR-OLD SISTER FROM A DOG ATTACK A GERMAN SHEPHERD MIX LUNGED AT THE KIDS IN FRONT OF HIS HOUSE IN WYOMING AND WITHOUT THINKING, BRIDGER STEPPED RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIS SISTER A POST ABOUT HIS HEROICS WENT VIRAL AND OFTEN CAUGHT THE EYE OF CAPTAIN AMERICA HIMSELF HE REACHED OUT AND SAID WHAT HE DID WAS SO BRAVE AND HE SENT HIM AN AUTHENTIC SHIELD FROM THE AVENGERS >> A 6-YEAR-OLD, TOO KUDOS TO THE PARENTS FOR INSTILLING THAT IN THEIR >>> WELCOME BACK TO "EARLY TODAY

THE HEAT ADVISORIES AND WARNING AND WATCHES, STARTING TO DOT THE MAP HERE MINNEAPOLIS IS UNDER HEAT WATCH, ALONG WITH PHILADELPHIA AND THESE WILL STAND TODAY AND THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND OKLAHOMA CITY WILL FEEL LIKE 106 DEGREES WE WILL ALSO BE WATCHING HEAT EXPANDING BY THE TIME WE GET TO SATURDAY, IT WILL FEEL LIKE 108 IN MINNEAPOLIS, OF ALL PLACES AND THEN, BY THE TIME WE >>> A WORKER ON THE FRONT LINES OF THE CORONAVIRUS BATTLE FOUND A UNIQUE WAY TO UNWIND AFTER SPENDING EIGHT LONG WEEKS HELPING PATIENTS IN A BRONX ICU, A PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT DECIDED TO DECOMPRESS WITH AN INCREDIBLE JOURNEY REPORTER ADAM HARDING FROM OUR WNBC AFFILIATE HAS THIS STORY >> Reporter: AS THERESA MADE HER WAY DOWN THIS STATEN ISLAND BOARDWALK, HER FAMILY WAS RIGHT THERE ON THE BEACH CHEERING HER ON FOR THE LAST LEG OF A CROSS-COUNTRY BIKE RIDE THAT BEGAN MORE THAN AMONTH AGO

>> IT'S AN OVERWHELMING FEELING >> THERESA HAD JUST FINISHED AN EIGHT-WEEK STRETCH VOLUNTEERING AS A PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT IN THE COVID UNIT OF A BRONX HOSPITAL >> YOU GOT TO ANSWER THE CALL AND DEEP DOWN INSIDE, IN YOUR HEART, YOU MIGHT BE A LITTLE SCARED BUT I KNEW IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO >> MOST OF HER PATIENTS WERE ON VENTILATORS IN THE EPICENTER OF THE NATION'S OUTBREAK

AND WHEN IT WAS TIME TO HEAD HOME TO BUFFALO, SHE HAD AN IDEA >> I NEEDED MY OWN MEANTAL DECOMPRESSION, AND I REALLY IMPECH WUSLY JUST BOUGHT A ONE-WAY TICKET TO PORTLAND, OREGON I DIDN'T EVEN HAVE A BIKE I BOUGHT THIS BIKE OFF OF CRAIG'S LIST THE DAY I LANDED AND STARTED RIDING EAST THE VERY NEXT DAY AS SHE WAS TRAVELING ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THERESA MADE SURE TO BRING HER CAMERA WITH HER SHE WANTED TO TAKE VIDEO AND PHOTOS OF HER ENTIRE JOURNEY, 3,200 MILES AND A LOT OF STORIES THAT SHE'LL NEVER FORGET >> WILD SUMMER STORMS ALONG THE HIGHWAY, TO THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS WHO LET HER SLEEP IN THEIR CORNFIELDS IT WAS THE EXPERIENCE SHE NEEDED AFTER WITNESSING SO MUCH PAIN IN THE HOSPITAL >> I DISCOVERED THE MEANING OF THE RIDE, AS I WENT >> WHEN SHE FINALLY FINISHED HER JOURNEY WEDNESDAY, THERESA TOOK HER BIKE INTO THE OCEAN HAVING TRAVELED FROM THE PACIFIC TO THE ATLANTIC

IT WAS EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN THAT SHOWED HER WHAT SHE WAS LOOKING FOR >> THIS IS A DIFFICULT TIME BUT WE ARE A STRONG — WE ARE A STRONG COUNTRY AND WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER >> THANKS TO WNBC'S ADAM HARDING FOR THAT REPORT SHE IS ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE NOT ONLY GOING THROUGH THAT JOURNEY

BUT TO CHOOSE TO VOLUNTEER SHE DIDN'T HAVE TO >> LIKE YOU SAID, AMAZING PERSON ALL THE WAY AROUND AND DESERVES TO LET OFF SOME STEAM THAT WAY >> WOW WE APPLAUD HER >> KUDOS >> POLICE BODY CAM VIDEO CAPTURING THE MOMENT OFFICERS IN SOUTH FLORIDA CAPTURED A LOOSE KANGAROO CHECK THIS OUT IF THE LAUDERDALE POLICE MANAGED TO GET THE KANGAROO TO HOP CLOSER TO HIM

AFTER A FEW TRIES, THEY WERE ABLE TO WRANGLE THE ROO IN THE BACKSEAT OF THE CAR SO NOW, IT'S UP TO FLORIDA OFFICIALS TO DECIDE ON ITS NEW HOME THAT WAS A SMART BECAUSE WE SEE CASES RISING BUT SO ARE HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATHS IT IS THE TOP PRIORITY FOR THE NATION'S MEDICAL RESEARCHERS FINDING A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE NOW DR ANTHONY FAUCI WITH FACEBOOK'S MARK ZUCKERBERG SAYS HE'S CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE VACCINE CANDIDATE COULD BE IDENTIFIED BY THE FALL

>> BY THE TIME WE GET TO THE END OF THIS YEAR, THE BEGINNING OF CALENDAR YEAR 2021, WE MAY HAVE VACCINE ONE OR MORE CANDIDATE THAT IS SAFE AND EFFECTIVE >> Reporter: HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY ALEX AZAR IS GOING FURTHER PREDICTING AN APPROVED VACCINE COULD BE WIDELY AVAILABLE BY THE END OF THE YEAR >> WE THINK IT IS CREDIBLE TO BE THINKING OF THE TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOSES OF APPROVED VACCINE FOR USE LATER THIS YEAR WITH HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF VACCINES EARLY NEXT YEAR >> Reporter: BUT THIS MORNING WITH THE DEATH TOLL RISING, EXPERTS WARN THE US

IS LOSING THE BATTLE OVER CORONAVIRUS TESTING WITH LONG LINES AND POP-UP TESTING SITES NATIONWIDE RESEARCHERS AT THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION WARN AMERICA FACES A PENDING DISASTER IF IT DOESN'T STEP UP TESTING 45 MILLION PER WEEK NOW TO 30 MILLION PER WEEK BY OCTOBER

AND CONGRESS NEEDS TO SPEND $75 BILLION TO INCREASE TESTING INCLUDING RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS, RESULTS IN 20 MINUTES >> WITHOUT THIS KIND OF A TEST, WE'RE STUCK BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE EITHER YOU SHUT DOWN THE ECONOMY AND PEOPLE HAVE — EXPERIENCE SIGNIFICANT LEARNING LOSS OR YOU KEEP THINGS OPEN AND YOU LOSE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS >> Reporter: RESEARCHERS SAY TEST RESULTS NOW ARE TAKING FAR TOO LONG

SOMETIMES UP TO TWO WEEKS WHEN THEY SHOULD TAKE 48 HOURS OR LESS A NEW REPORT FROM THE MEDICAL JOURNAL LANCET SAYS TEST RESULTS THAT TAKE THREE DAYS OR MORE MAKE IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE? TRACKING EVERYONE WITH WHOM PATIENTS HAVE HAD CONTACT >> HERE'S SOMETHING WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOR WEEKS NOW AS THESE CASES CONTINUE TO REACH RECORD LEVELS, THAT CHIEF CONCERN HOSPITAL CAPACITY

ESPECIALLY IN THESE HOT SPOTS WHERE DOES THAT SITUATION STAND RIGHT NOW? HOSPITAL CAPACITY? >> RIGHT NOW IT'S FLORIDA, TEXAS, ARIZONA, AND CALIFORNIA AS A SNAPSHOT, FLORIDA 54 HOSPITALS IN FLORIDA RIGHT NOW HAVE ZERO ICU CAPACITY, THEY REPORT AND 40 HOSPITALS HAVE LESS THAN 10% ICU CAPACITY

AND LET'S JUST REITERATE THE DEATH TOLL HERE WE'RE AT NEARLY A THOUSAND PEOPLE DYING EVERY SINGLE DAY IN THIS COUNTRY WHICH, OF COURSE, HAS JUST JUMPED DRAMATICALLY OVER THE PREVIOUS FEW WEEKS SO THIS IS BECOMING A LOOMING DISASTER IN MANY CITY ACE CROSS THE OTHER OF PLAYING POLITICS DURING A PANDEMIC IN GEORGIA, THE FIGHT OVER FACE MASKS IS HEADED TO COURT BRIAN KEMP SUING KEISHA LANCE BOTTOMS IN AN EFFORT TO BLOCK THE CITY FROM MAKING FACE COVERINGS MANDATORY AND ROLLING BACK REOPENING MEASURES

IN THE LAWSUIT FILED BY THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL, KEMP CALLS ATLANTA'S MASK MANDATE UNENFORCEABLE SAYING THE MAYOR'S STATEMENTS CREATE AMBIGUITY AND UNCERTAINTY THE GOVERNOR ASKED THE COURT TO BLOCK ANY EXECUTIVE ORDERS THAT ARE MORE RESTRICTIVE THAN WHAT HE HAS PUT IN PLACE UNLESS MAYOR BOTTOMS IS RESTRAINED, GEORGIA CITIZENS WILL SUFFER IMMEDIATE AND IR REMEMBER RABBLE HARM >> WHAT THE SCIENTISTS ARE TELLING US IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO IS WEAR A MASK >> Reporter: IN A PRESS CONFERENCE HOURS BEFORE THE LAWSUIT BECAME PUBLIC, BOTTOMS SAID SHE WAS NOT WORRIED OF LITIGATION

>> I AM NOT AFRAID OF THE CITY BEING SUED AND I'LL PUT OUR POLICIES UP AGAINST ANYONE'S ANY DAY OF THE WEEK >> Reporter: LATER A DEFIANT RESPONSE TO THE LAWSUIT THE MAYOR WRITING, IF BEING SUED BY THE STATE IS WHAT IT TAKES TO SAVE LIVES IN ATLANTA, THEN WE WILL SEE THEM IN COURT IN A TWEET OF HIS OWN, THE GOVERNOR SAID HIS LAWSUIT WAS FOR ATLANTA BUSINESS OWNERS AND THEIR HARD WORKING EMPLOYEES WHO ARE STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE THIS LATEST ESCALATION COMES A DAY AFTER GOVERNOR KEMP WHO HAS REFUSED TO REQUIRE MASKS STATEWIDE BLOCKING CITIES FROM THEIR OWN MASKED MANDATES

THE MOVE SETTING UP A SHOWDOWN WITH SOME LOCAL LEADERS >> I'VE BEEN FLABBERGASTED BY WHAT HAS OCCURRED HERE OUR GOVERNMENT HAS CHOSE TON MAKE A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY INTO SOME TYPE OF POLITICAL ISSUE >> Reporter: AMID THE BACK AND FORTH, GEORGIA'S COVID-19 CASES CONTINUE TO RISE THURSDAY THE STATE ADDED MORE THAN ING THEM A REQUIREMENT, THAT GOES TOO FAR

>> ALL RIGHT BLAYNE, THANK YOU VERY MUCH JOINING US NOW IS ATLANTA'S MAYOR KEISHA LANCE BOTTOMS GOOD MORNING TO YOU AND LET'S PICK IT UP RIGHT THERE

GOVERNOR KEMP IS NOT AGAINST MASKS HE HAS GONE AROUND THE STATE AND SUGGESTED PEOPLE WEAR THEM HE'S WORN ONE HIMSELF HE SAYS, HOWEVER, YOU DON'T NEED A MANDATE TO DO THE RIGHT THING WHAT'S YOUR RESPONSE TO THAT? >> WELL, GOOD MORNING, AND THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME

THE ENTIRE — THE FILING OF THE LAWSUIT IS SIMPLY BIZARRE, QUITE FRANKLY SAVANNAH, MAYOR JOHNSON INSTITUTED THEIR MASK ORDER THE FIRST OF JULY THE GOVERNOR'S HOMETOWN OF ATHENS, GEORGIA, INSTITUTED A MASK ORDER ON THE EIGHTH OF JULY THEN WHEN ATLANTA MANDATED THEIR ORDER, THERE WAS A LAWSUIT HE TAKES EXCEPTION WITH SOME ADVISORY BUSINESS REOPENING RECOMMENDATIONS THAT REMAIN BY THE CITY

HE IS SUING US PERSONALLY, MYSELF AND THE CITY COUNCIL, BECAUSE OF THOSE ADVISORY RECOMMENDATIONS AND I DON'T THINK IN HAPPENSTANCE THIS LAW CAME THE DAY AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP VISITED ATLANTA I POINTED OUT HE WAS VIOLATING CITY LAW BY NOT HAVING ON A MASK AT HARTSFIELD-JACKSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND SO THERE ARE SEVERAL MAYORS ACROSS THE STATE WHO JOIN ME IN BEING PERPLEXED BY THE GOVERNOR'S ACTIONS AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO WHAT WE NEED TO DO ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE WE'VE BEEN ELECTED TO REPRESENT

>> DON'T SUGAR COAT IT YOU THINK THE GOVERNOR IS MOTIVATED BY POLITICS OR DOING THE BIDDING OF THE PRESIDENT BECAUSE SOMEONE REMARKED THAT THE PRESIDENT VIOLATED ATLANTA'S ORDER BY NOT WEARING A MASK WHEN HE WAS AT THE AIRPORT? >> I ABSOLUTELY DO I THINK THAT HE IS PUTTING POLITICS OVER PEOPLE AND THERE — IT'S INTERESTING EVEN WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE DECISION MAKING OF OUR GOVERNOR AND I'LL REMIND YOU, THIS IS THE SAME GOVERNOR WHO DIDN'T KNOW UNTIL WELL INTO THE PANDEMIC THAT IT COULD BE SPREAD BY ASYMPTOMATIC TRANSMISSION HE DIDN'T GO TO THE CDC FOR GUIDANCE HE WENT TO AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY WHICH I'M SURE IS A FINE UNIVERSITY IN OUR STATE, BUT IT'S CERTAINLY NOT EMERY UNIVERSITY OR THE CDC IN TERMS OF ITS EXPERTISE WITH INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL

SO HE WAS SEARCHING FOR AN ANSWER HE GOT IT AND IT'S THE SAME ANSWER AND THE SAME PLAYBOOK WE'VE SEEN COME OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE >> I SHOULD SAY WE DID ASK GOVERNOR KEMP TO BE WITH US THIS MORNING HIS OFFICE DECLINED

LET ME ASK YOU THIS YOU YOURSELF, ATLANTA WAS LATE TO THE MASK MANDATE SAVANNAH DID IT I THINK ON JULY 1st OTHER CITIES WERE EARLIER SO IT'S IMPORTANT

HOW COME IT TOOK SO LONG? >> WELL, I WANTED TO WAIT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENED AND IF HE WOULD RESPOND TO SAVANNAH'S MANDATE BECAUSE I SUSPECTED WHEN I DID SOMETHING ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA, IT WOULD BE PROBLEMATIC THAT'S WHY I WAITED TO SEE IF THERE WOULD BE A RESPONSE TO SAVANNAH'S MANDATE AND THERE WAS NO RESPONSE THIS LAWSUIT WAS FILED PERSONALLY AGAINST ME AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL THE DAY AFTER DONALD TRUMP WAS IN OUR CITY

AND SO AT THE END OF THE DAY, THIS IS ABOUT SAVING LIVES OVER 31 PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN OUR STATE 106,000 HAVE TESTED POSITIVE MYSELF, MY HUSBAND, AND ONE OF MY CHILDREN ARE AMONGST THE POSITIVE I'M IN QUARANTINE AS WE SPEAK

SO I TAKE THIS VERY SERIOUSLY AND I WILL CONTINUE TO DO EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE OF ATLANTA AND THE GOVERNOR HAS SIMPLY OVERSTEPPED HIS BOUNDS AND HIS AUTHORITY AND WE'LL SEE HIM IN COURT >> YOU THINK YOU'LL PREVAIL IN COURT? >> I ABSOLUTELY THINK THAT I WILL PREVAIL AND THE PEOPLE OF ATLANTA BY AND LARGE SUPPORT WEARING MASKS

AND WHAT WE ARE HEARING FROM BUSINESSES ACROSS OUR CITY IS THAT THESE INCONSISTENT POLICIES ARE PUTTING — IT'S MAKING IT DIFFICULT FOR THEM TO ENFORCE MASK MANDATES IN THEIR BUSINESSES AND SO EVEN WITH THIS ADVISORY MEETING, WE HAVE REPRESENTATIVES FROM FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES DELTA AIR LINES, ONE OF OUR LARGEST EMPLOYERS IN THE STATE, SUPPORTS WEARING MASKS AND SO THE NOTION THAT WE ARE SOMEHOW INTERFERING WITH BUSINESSES OR PEOPLE'S RIGHT TO WORK IS SIMPLY BASELESS AND A WASTE OF TAXPAYER MONEY WHAT I WISH THE GOVERNOR WOULD DO WOULD BE TO EXPAND TESTING AND CONTACT TRACING

>> I'VE GOT TO CUT IT OFF THERE FOR TIME I DO WANT TO ASK YOU QUICKLY HOW YOU'RE FEELING AND YOUR HUSBAND AND SON HAVING BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19 YOURSELVES >> WE'RE FEELING MUCH, MUCH BETTER NOT QUITE 100% WITH MY HUSBAND YET, BUT COMPARED TO HOW HE WAS A FEW DAYS AGO, IT'S A MIRACULOUS TURNAROUND >> WELL, THANK YOU FOR SOPHISTICATED AND TARGETED ATTACKS HE'S SEEN

THIS MORNING RUSSIAN HACKERS ACCUSED OF CYBERINTERFERENCE AGAIN THIS TIME HACKERS TARGETING COVID-19 VACCINE RESEARCH CENTERS US, BRITISH, AND CANADIAN INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES ARE ACCUSING HACKERS THAT GO BY COZYBEAR AND APT29 OF TRYING TO STEAL DETAILS OF THE DEVELOPMENTS AND TESTING OF COVID-19 VACCINES

THE GROUP COZYBEAR IS LONG BELIEVED TO HAVE TIES TO RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE BRITAIN'S NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY CENTER FIRST NOTICING THE HACKS AS EARLY AS FEBRUARY >> IT'S ONE OF THE MOST SOPHISTICATED AND TARGETED WE'VE SEEN EVIDENCE OF AGAINST VACCINES WHICH IS WHY WE MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT >> Reporter: RUSSIA DENIES THE ACCUSATIONS CALLING IT VAGUE AND CONTROVERSIAL

>> WE'RE TRYING TO FIND A VACCINE FOR PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD TO BENEFIT FROM TO HAVE THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT INTERFERE, PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW IT >> Reporter: THE GROUP COZYBEAR WAS ALSO THOUGHT TO BE BEHIND THE HACKS OF THE DNC IN 2016 AND WHILE THERE'S NO EVIDENCE THE RUSSIAN HACKERS WERE ABLE TO STEAL ANY DETAILS, THEY ARE NOT THOUGHT TO BE THE ONLY COUNTRY TRYING CHINA ALSO BEING CALLED OUT BY ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR

>> HACKERS HAVE TARGETED AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES AND FIRMS IN A BID TO STEAL THE IP RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS TREATMENTS AND VACCINES SOMETIMES DISRUPTING THE WORK OF OUR RESEARCHERS >> Reporter: THE GLOBAL RACE HELPED CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THAT BEHAVIOR WAS PERMITTED WASHINGTON'S PRO FOOTBALL TEAM UNDER NEW SCRUTINY THIS MORNING JUST DAYS AFTER THE TEAM DROPPED ITS LONGTIME NICKNAME WIDELY VIEWED AS A RACIST SLUR AGAINST NATIVE AMERICANS

NOW MORE THAN A DOZEN WOMEN WHO WORKED FOR THE TEAM ALLEGING SEXUAL HARASSMENT FROM TOP EXECUTIVES IN AN EXPLOSIVE REPORT AMONG THOSE COMING FORWARD, EMILY APPLEGATE >> NOBODY DESERVES TO BE DEGRATED AND TREATED LIKE THAT NOBODY DESERVES TO BE DISRESPECTED AND FOR ANY OF US WOMEN THAT WANT TO GET INTO A CAREER WHICH IS MALE DOMINATED, WE SHOULDN'T BE AFRAID THESE THINGS ARE GOING TO HAPPEN

>> Reporter: SHE SAID THE COMMENTS FROM HER BOSS CAME ALMOST DAILY >> ANY ISSUE THAT SET HIM OFF, SET HIM OFF LIKE TIMES TEN THAT WOULD BE WHEN HE WOULD CURSE AT ME HE WOULD USE DEROGATORY SLURS TOWARDS ME >> Reporter: 14 OTHER WOMEN ALSO DETAILED THEIR ACCOUNTS TO "THE POST

" THREE OF THE MEN ACCUSED IN THE ARTICLE HAVE RECENTLY BEEN FIRED OR LEFT THE TEAM INCLUDING THE TEAM'S LONGTIME PLAY-BY-PLAY ANNOUNCER LARRY MICHAEL MICHAEL HAD A HISTORY OF MAKING INAPPROPRIATE COMMENTS ABOUT WOMEN INCLUDING AN INCIDENT WHERE HE WAS CAUGHT TALKING ON A HOT MIC ABOUT A COLLEGE AGED INTERN IT'S NOT CLEAR IF HE EVER FACED DISCIPLINARY ACTION "THE POST" SAID MICHAEL RETIRED BANKRUPTLY

AFTER 16 GREAT YEARS, MY TIME WITH THE ORGANIZATION IS OVER NBC NEWS HAS CONTACTED MICHAEL FOR COMMENT "WASHINGTON POST" REPORTER WILL HOBSON HELPED BREAK THE STORY >> THE REST OF THE WOMEN SAID THERE WAS NO FUNCTIONAL HR DEPARTMENT TO FILE A COMPLAINT >> THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE OR CARE ABOUT SOME YOUNG WOMAN THAT'S MAKING $32,000 A YEAR WHEN THEY HAVE SOMEBODY THAT'S THE CMO OF A COMPANY THEY HAVE TO PROTECT

>> Reporter: NONE OF THE WOMEN COMING FORWARD HAVE MADE ACCUSATIONS OF IMPROPER CONDUCT AGAINST THE OWNER DAN SNYDER OR FORMER TEAM PRESIDENT BRUCE ALLEN BUT SOME DID BLAME THEM FOR FOSTERING A TOXIC WORKPLACE >> WHAT'S HEART BREAKING ON THESE STORIES IS FOR ANY WOMAN TO GO THROUGH THIS BUT THE FACT THESE YOUNG WOMEN WERE YOUNG, IT WAS THEIR FIRST JOB >> Reporter: IN A STATEMENT TO "THE POST," THE TEAM SAYS IT TAKES ISSUES OF EMPLOYEE MISCONDUCT SERIOUSLY

ADDING, WHEN NEW ALLEGATIONS OF MISCONDUCT ARE BROUGHT FORWARD CONTRARY TO THESE POLICIES WE ADDRESS THEM PROMPTLY NOW, THE NFL HAS JUST PROVIDED NBC NEWS A STATEMENT IN RESPONSE IT READS AS FOLLOWS THESE MATTERS AS REPORTED ARE SERIOUS, DISTURBING, AND CONTRARY TO THE NFL'S VALUES EVERYONE IN THE NFL HAS THE RIGHT TO WORK IN AN ENVIRONMENT FREE FROM ANY AND ALL FORMS OF HARASSMENT

WASHINGTON HAS ENGAGED OUTSIDE COUNSEL TO CONDUCT A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION INTO THESE ALLEGATIONS THE CLUB HAS PLEDGED THEY WILL GIVE FULL COOPERATION TO THE INVESTIGATOR AND WE EXPECT THE CLUB AND ALL EMPLOYEES TO DO SO WE WILL MEET WITH THE ATTORNEYS ON CONCLUSION OF THEIR INVESTIGATION AND TAKE ACTION BASED ON THE FINDINGS >> WE'VE GOT THAT FROM THE LEAGUE, GEOFF WHAT ABOUT THE TEAM? WHAT IS THE TEAM SAYING ABOUT HOW THEY PLAN TO ADDRESS THESE INVESTIGATIONS? >> Reporter: WELL, NBC NEWS HAS CONFIRMED THE TEAM HAS HIRED A HIGH-PROFILE LAW FIRM TO LOOK INTO IT

BUT THE CULTURE AND POLICIES AND PRACTICES, AMONG THOSE PUSHING FOR A CHANGE IS RON RIVERA THE GOAL MOVING FORWARD IS EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS WE HAVE POLICIES THAT WE WILL FOLLOW AND HAVE AN OPEN DOOR POLICY WITH NO RETRIBUTION COACH RIVERA SAYS HIS DAUGHTER NOW WORKS FOR THIS TEAM SO IT'S YET ANOTHER I CALLING FOR REMOT LEARNING IN MANY STATES DECISIONS NEED TO BE MADE QUICKLY >> THE MEETING IS ADJOURNED

>> Reporter: AS THE DEBATE OVER WHEN AND HOW TO SEND KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL RAGES ON ACROSS THE COUNTRY, EMOTIONS ARE HIGH FOR PARENTS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ISSUE THE CONTENTIOUS BACK AND FORTH FUELED BY THE WHITE HOUSE >> SCIENCE IS ON OUR SIDE HERE WE ENCOURAGE FOR LOCALITIES AND STATES TO SIMPLY FOLLOW THE SCIENCE, OPEN OUR SCHOOLS >> Reporter: BUT THE MATTER IS FAR FROM SETTLED WEEKS BEFORE THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS FOR SOME

IN TEXAS, HOT SPOTS LIKE HOUSTON AND AUSTIN DELAYING IN-PERSON CLASSES AUSTIN PREPARING BY STOCKPILING PPE FOR ITS SCHOOLS IN WAREHOUSES >> WE'RE MORE THAN READY FOR SCHOOL TO START UP FOR OUR STUDENTS >> Reporter: IN NEW YORK CITY WHERE SCHOOL STARTS IN PERSON, TWO TO THREE DAYS A WEEK IN SEPTEMBER, THE CITY PLANNING FOR 100,000 EXTRA SLOTS AND THE COMMISSIONER STANDING BY HIS MANDATE TO REOPEN IN AUGUST

BUT IN MIAMI-DADE, NOW THE PANDEMIC EPICENTER, THE SUPERINTENDENT SAYING NOT SO FAST NOTHING CAN BE DECIDED WHILE THE NUMBER OF COVID CASES CONTINUES TO SPIKE MEANTIME IN ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, WHERE THE SCHOOL BOARD HAS SAID SCHOOLS ARE OKAY TO OPEN WITHOUT MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING, KINDERGARTEN TEACHER DENISE BRADFORD IS UPDATING HER WILL >> MY BOTTOM LINE FEAR WOULD BE THAT I GET INFECTED AND DIE IT'S A VERY REAL POSSIBILITY IN THE WORLD THAT WE LIVE IN TODAY

>> Reporter: THE SAME FEARS IN UTAH FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS CLARKE GOLDSBURY AND HIS WIFE BAILEY >> THEY GET A MASK THIS IS LIFE AND DEATH FOR US ACROSS THE COUNTRY >> Reporter: IN OHIO, MARY KATHRYN MALONE, A WORKING MOM OF THREE HAS SEEN THE DIFFICULTIES OF REMOTE LEARNING FOR HER KIDS ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO HER 7-YEAR-OLD SON WHO HAS LEARNING DISABILITIES

SHE WANTS HER CHILDREN TO GET BACK TO SCHOOL, BUT SAFELY >> WE KNOW THAT WE ARE SIMPLY NOT CAPABLE OF PROVIDING HIM WITH THE SAME LEVEL OF SUPPORT TO ALLOW HIM TO THRIVE AT HOME IT'S DEVASTATING TO THINK ABOUT >> A MAJOR FACTOR IN THIS DEBATE COMES DOWN TO MONEY, COST WHETHER SCHOOLS CAN AFFORD TO REOPENING IN THAT NEW WAY TO DO IT SAFELY

>> Reporter: YEAH, IT CERTAINLY DOES, SAVANNAH BY ONE ESTIMATE IT COULD COST SCHOOLED $235 BILLION TO REOPEN SCHOOLS THAT KIND OF MONEY WASN'T AVAILABLE >> MIGUEL ALMAGUER WILL CONTINUE TO COVER THIS ISSUE THANK YOU VERY MUCH

>>> LET US TURN NOW TO ANOTHER HOT TOPIC, LITERALLY THE WEATHER MR ROKER STANDING BY AT 7:45 HOW HOT ARE WE TALKING? >> WE ARE TALKING SOME — WE'RE TALKING THE HEAT INDICES WHERE YOU COMBINE THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY WELL OVER 100 DEGREES

SO WE'RE GOING TO BE WATCHING THAT TO KIND OF COOL YOU DOWN, ARE YOU READY FOR SOMETHING COOL? >> YES >> SOMETHING VERY ZEN? >> YES >> OKAY GET READY FOR COMET ZNEOWISE

I DID NOT MAKE IT UP THERE'S OVER UTAH THEN OVER ENGLAND, THEN OVER NEVADA AND AGAIN WE GO BACK TO ENGLAND AND IT'S GOING TO BE KIND OF COOL TO SEE

IF YOU WANT TO TAKE A LOOK AT THIS, HERE'S WHAT YOU DO YOU LOOK OUT TO THE WEST AND IT'S GOING TO BE JUST OVER THE HORIZON NEOWISE WILL APPEAR LIKE A FUZZY STAR WITH A TAIL YOU'RE GOING TO WANT TO USE BINOCULARS TO SEE IT BUT THAT WOULD BE NEAT TO CHECK OUT

NOT SO NEAT IS THE HEAVY THUNDERSTORMS YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE PROBLEMS SEEING NEOWISE IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS WE COULD SEE SOME TORNADOES SATURDAY, SAM THING 9 MILLION PEOPLE MINNEAPOLIS, GREEN BAY, MILWAUKEE ALL PART OF THAT

HAIL, DAMAGING WINDS THEN FOR THE REST OF THE COUNTRY FOR TODAY, WET WEATHER MOVES INTO NEW ENGLAND WE'VE GOT SOME SCATTERED SHOWERS DOWN ALONG THE GULF FROM FLORIDA ON INTO TEXAS SEVERE STORMS AS WE MENTIONED TO THE PLAINS AND OUT WEST, PLENTY OF SUNSHINE

BUT HOT AND HUMID IN >> SO YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT NEOWISE, WE'LL JUST CONTINUE TO NERD OUT HERE THIS IS PART OF THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN NASA AND THE EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY THEY'RE THE CLOSEST IMAGES OF THE SUN EVER TAKEN FROM 48 MILLION MILES BUT STILL CLOSE WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SPACE

THEY SHOW WHAT SCIENTISTS ARE CALLING THESE VERY TINY LITTLE FLARE-UPS THEY REFER TO THEM AS CAMPFIRES >> THAT'S COOL IT'S NOT JUST COOL TO LOOK AT NASA HOPES THE IMAGES CAN APPARENTLY HELP SCIENTISTS UNDERSTAND THE SUN'S DIFFERENT LAYERS

HOW IT DRIVES SPACE WEATHER THAT CAN IMPACT THINGS HERE ON EARTH MR ROKER, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE'VE PROBABLY EVER DEVOTED TO SPACE DISCUSSION ON OUR BROADCAST >> I'M TELLING YOU, IT'S REALLY COOL THE EARTH — THE SUN IS IN AN 11-YEAR CYCLE AND THEY HAVE THOSE SOLAR FLARES

THOSE SOLAR FLARES EMIT HUGE AMOUNTS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY WHICH CAN AFFECT OUR POW GRIDS, ALL SORTS OF THINGS SO IT'S PRETTY IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THIS >> THE IMPORTANT QUESTION IS IF YOU CAN MAKE S'MORES ON THIS >> YES

>> I KNEW KERRY, GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: WELL, GOOD MORNING, CRAIG YEAH I'M OUTSIDE OF MARLINS PARK WHICH IS EMPTY RIGHT NOW ALL THE STADIUMS WILL BE EMPTY WHEN THE GAMES BEGIN NEXT WEEK

NO FANS ALLOWED, BUT MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL DOES HAVE A PLAN FOR THAT HEAR THAT? THAT IS THE PRE-RECORDED FANS AT PREVIOUS GAMES IT'S THE ATMOSPHERICS AND THE GOAL IS TO PLAY THAT DURING THE GAMES AS SORT OF A DISTRACTION FROM OUR PANDEMIC THIS MORNING THE SOUNDS OF SUMMER COMING BACK

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL WITH A LONG TIME-OUT AFTER BEING THROWN A CURVEBALL BY COVID BUT NOW MLB'S 30 TEAMS ARE SET TO PLAY BALL AGAIN STARTING NEXT WEEK AT FIRST GLANCE, THIS MIGHT LOOK AND SOUND LIKE A BIG LEAGUE BLOOPER BUT THOSE EMPTY STANDS WITH THE ROAR OF THE FANS IS ALL BY DESIGN IT'S NEVER BEEN TRIED BEFORE

THOSE BUTTONS THERE CONTROLLING THE PRE-RECORDED FAN SOUND THAT WILL MIMIC THE EXCITEMENT OF A REAL GAME THE ROAR OF THE STADIUM CAN GIVE A PROFESSIONAL STADIUM SO MUCH ENERGY WHAT'S IT GOING TO BE LIKE? WHAT'S IT LOOK FOR THE FANS TUNING IN THEMSELVES? >> I THINK WE'LL SEE IT AFFECT THE GAME I'M NOT SURE HOW >> Reporter: THE LEAGUE BELIEVES IT'S A HOME RUN IDEA FOR BOTH TV VIEWERS AND THE PLAYERS

>> IT GIVES THEM A LITTLE BIT OF A SENSE OF NORMALCY IN WHAT IS ADMITTEDLY A VERY AWKWARD SCENARIO, PLAYING A BASEBALL GAME WITH NO FANS >> Reporter: WITH NO FANS AT THE OUTSET, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL IS HOPING EVENTUALLY TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE FANS IN THE STANDS >> WE'RE HOPING TO HAVE MAYBE 25% CAPACITY BEFORE THE YEAR IS OUT BUT NOBODY KNOWS >> Reporter: BUT WITH THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS, EVEN HARD-CORE BASEBALL FANS ARE PESSIMISTIC

>> I WAS READING SOMETHING A SPORTS WRITER SAID THE TEAM THAT HAS NINE PEOPLE THEY CAN PUT ON THE FIELD AT THE END OF THE SEASON IS GOING TO BE THE TEAM THAT WINS THE WORLD SERIES >> Reporter: AMERICA'S PASTIME WAITING FOR WHAT WILL BE THIS SHORT SEASONED FIRST PITCH >> BEING ABLE TO LOOK FORWARD TO A GAME AND FOLLOW A SEASON IS SOMETHING FOR PEOPLE OUT THERE HOPEFULLY IT IS SOME TYPE OF RELIEF AND ENTERTAINMENT FOR OUR FANS

>> Reporter: AT LEAST A DOZEN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID AT LEAST TWO PLAYERS SAY THAT THEY'RE GOING TO WEAR MASKS AND THE METS, THEY'VE TAKEN IT ONE STEP FURTHER THEY ARE GOING TO USE CUTOUTS SO IN ADDITION TO THE SOUND EFFECTS, WE'RE ACTUALLY GOING TO SEE PEOPLE IN THE STANDS, WELL, CUTOUTS ANYWAY

GUYS, I THINK THIS IS CERTAINLY AN INVENTIVE IDEA WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK? >> YEAH YOU KNOW WHAT? WHATEVER IT TAKES AT THIS POINT, KERRY, IF WE'VE GOT TO LISTEN TO FAKE CHEERING TO WATCH SOME BASEBALL, WE'LL TAKE IT >> I WANT TO BRING IT HERE

WE COULD DO IT IN THE PLAZA KERRY, THANK YOU GREAT JOB >> AND THE CROWD GOES WILD >> YEAH

BECAUSE WE SEE CASES RISING BUT SO ARE HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATHS IT IS THE TOP PRIORITY FOR THE NATION'S MEDICAL RESEARCHERS FINDING A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE NOW DR ANTHONY FAUCI WITH FACEBOOK'S MARK ZUCKERBERG SAYS HE'S CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE VACCINE CANDIDATE COULD BE IDENTIFIED BY THE FALL >> BY THE TIME WE GET TO THE END OF THIS YEAR, THE BEGINNING OF CALENDAR YEAR 2021, WE MAY HAVE VACCINE ONE OR MORE CANDIDATE THAT IS SAFE AND EFFECTIVE

>> Reporter: HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY ALEX AZAR IS GOING FURTHER PREDICTING AN APPROVED VACCINE COULD BE WIDELY AVAILABLE BY THE END OF THE YEAR >> WE THINK IT IS CREDIBLE TO BE THINKING OF THE TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOSES OF APPROVED VACCINE FOR USE LATER THIS YEAR WITH HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF VACCINES EARLY NEXT YEAR >> Reporter: BUT THIS MORNING WITH THE DEATH TOLL RISING, EXPERTS WARN THE US IS LOSING THE BATTLE OVER CORONAVIRUS TESTING

WITH LONG LINES AND POP-UP TESTING SITES NATIONWIDE RESEARCHERS AT THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION WARN AMERICA FACES A PENDING DISASTER IF IT DOESN'T STEP UP TESTING 45 MILLION PER WEEK NOW TO 30 MILLION PER WEEK BY OCTOBER AND CONGRESS NEEDS TO SPEND $75 BILLION TO INCREASE TESTING INCLUDING RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS, RESULTS IN 20 MINUTES

>> WITHOUT THIS KIND OF A TEST, WE'RE STUCK BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE EITHER YOU SHUT DOWN THE ECONOMY AND PEOPLE HAVE — EXPERIENCE SIGNIFICANT LEARNING LOSS OR YOU KEEP THINGS OPEN AND YOU LOSE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS >> Reporter: RESEARCHERS SAY TEST RESULTS NOW ARE TAKING FAR TOO LONG SOMETIMES UP TO TWO WEEKS WHEN THEY SHOULD TAKE 48 HOURS OR LESS

A NEW REPORT FROM THE MEDICAL JOURNAL LANCET SAYS TEST RESULTS THAT TAKE THREE DAYS OR MORE MAKE IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE? TRACKING EVERYONE WITH WHOM PATIENTS HAVE HAD CONTACT >> HERE'S SOMETHING WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOR WEEKS NOW AS THESE CASES CONTINUE TO REACH RECORD LEVELS, THAT CHIEF CONCERN HOSPITAL CAPACITY ESPECIALLY IN THESE HOT SPOTS

WHERE DOES THAT SITUATION STAND RIGHT NOW? HOSPITAL CAPACITY? >> RIGHT NOW IT'S FLORIDA, TEXAS, ARIZONA, AND CALIFORNIA AS A SNAPSHOT, FLORIDA 54 HOSPITALS IN FLORIDA RIGHT NOW HAVE ZERO ICU CAPACITY, THEY REPORT AND 40 HOSPITALS HAVE LESS THAN 10% ICU CAPACITY AND LET'S JUST REITERATE THE DEATH TOLL HERE

WE'RE AT NEARLY A THOUSAND PEOPLE DYING EVERY SINGLE DAY IN THIS COUNTRY WHICH, OF COURSE, HAS JUST JUMPED DRAMATICALLY OVER THE PREVIOUS FEW WEEKS SO THIS IS BECOMING A LOOMING DISASTER IN MANY CITY ACE CROSS THE OTHER OF PLAYING POLITICS DURING A PANDEMIC IN GEORGIA, THE FIGHT OVER FACE MASKS IS HEADED TO COURT BRIAN KEMP SUING KEISHA LANCE BOTTOMS IN AN EFFORT TO BLOCK THE CITY FROM MAKING FACE COVERINGS MANDATORY AND ROLLING BACK REOPENING MEASURES IN THE LAWSUIT FILED BY THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL, KEMP CALLS ATLANTA'S MASK MANDATE UNENFORCEABLE SAYING THE MAYOR'S STATEMENTS CREATE AMBIGUITY AND UNCERTAINTY

THE GOVERNOR ASKED THE COURT TO BLOCK ANY EXECUTIVE ORDERS THAT ARE MORE RESTRICTIVE THAN WHAT HE HAS PUT IN PLACE UNLESS MAYOR BOTTOMS IS RESTRAINED, GEORGIA CITIZENS WILL SUFFER IMMEDIATE AND IR REMEMBER RABBLE HARM >> WHAT THE SCIENTISTS ARE TELLING US IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO IS WEAR A MASK >> Reporter: IN A PRESS CONFERENCE HOURS BEFORE THE LAWSUIT BECAME PUBLIC, BOTTOMS SAID SHE WAS NOT WORRIED OF LITIGATION >> I AM NOT AFRAID OF THE CITY BEING SUED AND I'LL PUT OUR POLICIES UP AGAINST ANYONE'S ANY DAY OF THE WEEK

>> Reporter: LATER A DEFIANT RESPONSE TO THE LAWSUIT THE MAYOR WRITING, IF BEING SUED BY THE STATE IS WHAT IT TAKES TO SAVE LIVES IN ATLANTA, THEN WE WILL SEE THEM IN COURT IN A TWEET OF HIS OWN, THE GOVERNOR SAID HIS LAWSUIT WAS FOR ATLANTA BUSINESS OWNERS AND THEIR HARD WORKING EMPLOYEES WHO ARE STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE THIS LATEST ESCALATION COMES A DAY AFTER GOVERNOR KEMP WHO HAS REFUSED TO REQUIRE MASKS STATEWIDE BLOCKING CITIES FROM THEIR OWN MASKED MANDATES THE MOVE SETTING UP A SHOWDOWN WITH SOME LOCAL LEADERS

>> I'VE BEEN FLABBERGASTED BY WHAT HAS OCCURRED HERE OUR GOVERNMENT HAS CHOSE TON MAKE A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY INTO SOME TYPE OF POLITICAL ISSUE >> Reporter: AMID THE BACK AND FORTH, GEORGIA'S COVID-19 CASES CONTINUE TO RISE THURSDAY THE STATE ADDED MORE THAN ING THEM A REQUIREMENT, THAT GOES TOO FAR >> ALL RIGHT

BLAYNE, THANK YOU VERY MUCH JOINING US NOW IS ATLANTA'S MAYOR KEISHA LANCE BOTTOMS GOOD MORNING TO YOU AND LET'S PICK IT UP RIGHT THERE GOVERNOR KEMP IS NOT AGAINST MASKS

HE HAS GONE AROUND THE STATE AND SUGGESTED PEOPLE WEAR THEM HE'S WORN ONE HIMSELF HE SAYS, HOWEVER, YOU DON'T NEED A MANDATE TO DO THE RIGHT THING WHAT'S YOUR RESPONSE TO THAT? >> WELL, GOOD MORNING, AND THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME THE ENTIRE — THE FILING OF THE LAWSUIT IS SIMPLY BIZARRE, QUITE FRANKLY

SAVANNAH, MAYOR JOHNSON INSTITUTED THEIR MASK ORDER THE FIRST OF JULY THE GOVERNOR'S HOMETOWN OF ATHENS, GEORGIA, INSTITUTED A MASK ORDER ON THE EIGHTH OF JULY THEN WHEN ATLANTA MANDATED THEIR ORDER, THERE WAS A LAWSUIT HE TAKES EXCEPTION WITH SOME ADVISORY BUSINESS REOPENING RECOMMENDATIONS THAT REMAIN BY THE CITY HE IS SUING US PERSONALLY, MYSELF AND THE CITY COUNCIL, BECAUSE OF THOSE ADVISORY RECOMMENDATIONS

AND I DON'T THINK IN HAPPENSTANCE THIS LAW CAME THE DAY AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP VISITED ATLANTA I POINTED OUT HE WAS VIOLATING CITY LAW BY NOT HAVING ON A MASK AT HARTSFIELD-JACKSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND SO THERE ARE SEVERAL MAYORS ACROSS THE STATE WHO JOIN ME IN BEING PERPLEXED BY THE GOVERNOR'S ACTIONS AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO WHAT WE NEED TO DO ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE WE'VE BEEN ELECTED TO REPRESENT >> DON'T SUGAR COAT IT

YOU THINK THE GOVERNOR IS MOTIVATED BY POLITICS OR DOING THE BIDDING OF THE PRESIDENT BECAUSE SOMEONE REMARKED THAT THE PRESIDENT VIOLATED ATLANTA'S ORDER BY NOT WEARING A MASK WHEN HE WAS AT THE AIRPORT? >> I ABSOLUTELY DO I THINK THAT HE IS PUTTING POLITICS OVER PEOPLE AND THERE — IT'S INTERESTING EVEN WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE DECISION MAKING OF OUR GOVERNOR AND I'LL REMIND YOU, THIS IS THE SAME GOVERNOR WHO DIDN'T KNOW UNTIL WELL INTO THE PANDEMIC THAT IT COULD BE SPREAD BY ASYMPTOMATIC TRANSMISSION HE DIDN'T GO TO THE CDC FOR GUIDANCE HE WENT TO AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY WHICH I'M SURE IS A FINE UNIVERSITY IN OUR STATE, BUT IT'S CERTAINLY NOT EMERY UNIVERSITY OR THE CDC IN TERMS OF ITS EXPERTISE WITH INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL SO HE WAS SEARCHING FOR AN ANSWER

HE GOT IT AND IT'S THE SAME ANSWER AND THE SAME PLAYBOOK WE'VE SEEN COME OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE >> I SHOULD SAY WE DID ASK GOVERNOR KEMP TO BE WITH US THIS MORNING HIS OFFICE DECLINED LET ME ASK YOU THIS

YOU YOURSELF, ATLANTA WAS LATE TO THE MASK MANDATE SAVANNAH DID IT I THINK ON JULY 1st OTHER CITIES WERE EARLIER SO IT'S IMPORTANT HOW COME IT TOOK SO LONG? >> WELL, I WANTED TO WAIT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENED AND IF HE WOULD RESPOND TO SAVANNAH'S MANDATE

BECAUSE I SUSPECTED WHEN I DID SOMETHING ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA, IT WOULD BE PROBLEMATIC THAT'S WHY I WAITED TO SEE IF THERE WOULD BE A RESPONSE TO SAVANNAH'S MANDATE AND THERE WAS NO RESPONSE THIS LAWSUIT WAS FILED PERSONALLY AGAINST ME AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL THE DAY AFTER DONALD TRUMP WAS IN OUR CITY AND SO AT THE END OF THE DAY, THIS IS ABOUT SAVING LIVES

OVER 31 PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN OUR STATE 106,000 HAVE TESTED POSITIVE MYSELF, MY HUSBAND, AND ONE OF MY CHILDREN ARE AMONGST THE POSITIVE I'M IN QUARANTINE AS WE SPEAK SO I TAKE THIS VERY SERIOUSLY

AND I WILL CONTINUE TO DO EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE OF ATLANTA AND THE GOVERNOR HAS SIMPLY OVERSTEPPED HIS BOUNDS AND HIS AUTHORITY AND WE'LL SEE HIM IN COURT >> YOU THINK YOU'LL PREVAIL IN COURT? >> I ABSOLUTELY THINK THAT I WILL PREVAIL AND THE PEOPLE OF ATLANTA BY AND LARGE SUPPORT WEARING MASKS AND WHAT WE ARE HEARING FROM BUSINESSES ACROSS OUR CITY IS THAT THESE INCONSISTENT POLICIES ARE PUTTING — IT'S MAKING IT DIFFICULT FOR THEM TO ENFORCE MASK MANDATES IN THEIR BUSINESSES

AND SO EVEN WITH THIS ADVISORY MEETING, WE HAVE REPRESENTATIVES FROM FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES DELTA AIR LINES, ONE OF OUR LARGEST EMPLOYERS IN THE STATE, SUPPORTS WEARING MASKS AND SO THE NOTION THAT WE ARE SOMEHOW INTERFERING WITH BUSINESSES OR PEOPLE'S RIGHT TO WORK IS SIMPLY BASELESS AND A WASTE OF TAXPAYER MONEY WHAT I WISH THE GOVERNOR WOULD DO WOULD BE TO EXPAND TESTING AND CONTACT TRACING >> I'VE GOT TO CUT IT OFF THERE FOR TIME

I DO WANT TO ASK YOU QUICKLY HOW YOU'RE FEELING AND YOUR HUSBAND AND SON HAVING BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19 YOURSELVES >> WE'RE FEELING MUCH, MUCH BETTER NOT QUITE 100% WITH MY HUSBAND YET, BUT COMPARED TO HOW HE WAS A FEW DAYS AGO, IT'S A MIRACULOUS TURNAROUND >> WELL, THANK YOU FOR SOPHISTICATED AND TARGETED ATTACKS HE'S SEEN THIS MORNING RUSSI >>> RUSSIAN HACKERS ACCUSED OF FIBER INTERFERENCE AGAIN TO OF ATTACKING COVID- 19 VACCINE RESEARCH CENTERS

INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES ARE ACCUSING HACKERS OF TRYING DEAL DETAILS OF THE DEVELOPMENTS AND TESTING OF COVID- 19 VACCINE THE GROUP COZY BEAR IS LONG TO HAVE BEEN BELIEVED TO HAVE TIES TO RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE >> ONE OF THE MOST SOPHISTICATED AND TARGETED THAT WE HAVE SEEN >> RUSSIA CALLS THE ACCUSATIONS BEGAN CONTROVERSIAL >> WE ARE TRYING TO FIND A VACCINE PEOPLE NBC NEWS NOW BENEFITS FROM AN TO HAVE THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT ENGAGE IN THAT ENDEAVOR NEEDS CALLING OUT

>> THE GROUP COZY BEAR IS SAID TO BE BEHIND THE DNC ATTACKS OF 2016 THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THE RUSSIAN HACKERS ARE TRYING TO STEAL DETAILS THEY ARE NOT THOUGHT TO BE THE ONLY COUNTRY TRYING CHINA IS ALSO BEING CALLED OUT >> HACKERS HAVE TARGETED AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES AND FIRM IN A BID TO STEAL IP RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS TREATMENTS AND, VACCINES

SOMETIMES, DISRUPT THING THE WORK OF RESEARCHERS >> THE GLOBAL RACE BECOMING A VIRUS OF ITS OWN TO FIND A CURE BECAUSE WE SEE CASES RISING BUT SO ARE HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATHS >> IT IS THE TOP PRIORITY FOR THE NATION'S MEDICAL RESEARCHERS, FINDING CORONAVIRUS VACCINES NOW, DOCTOR ANTHONY FAUCI WITH FACEBOOK'S MARK PACKER BURKE SAYS HE IS CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE VACCINE CANDIDATE COULD BE IDENTIFIED BY THE FALL

>> BY THE END OF THIS YEAR, THE BEGINNING OF CALENDAR YEAR 2021 WE MAY HAVE VACCINE, ONE OR MORE CANDIDATES THAT IS SAFE AND EFFECTIVE >> THE HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY IS GOING FARTHER PREDICTING AN APPROVED VACCINE COULD BE WIDELY AVAILABLE BY THE END OF THE YEAR >> WE BELIEVE IT IS CREDIBLE TO BE THINKING OF THE TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOSES OF APPROVED VACCINE FOR USE LATER THIS YEAR HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF VACCINES EARLY NEXT YEAR >> THIS MORNING, WITH THE DEATH TOLL RISING EXPERTS SAY THE U

S IS LOSING THE BATTLE OVER CORONAVIRUS TESTING WITH LONG LINES OF POP UP TESTING SITES NATIONWIDE, RESEARCHERS AT THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION SAY AMERICA FACES AN IMPENDING DISASTER IF IT DOES NOT DRAMATICALLY RAMP UP TESTING FROM 45 MILLION PER WEEK TO 30 MILLION PER WEEK BY OCTOBER

CONGRESS MAY SUSPEND $75 BILLION TO INCREASE TESTING INCLUDING RAPID ANTIGEN TESTING WITH RESULTS IN 20 MINUTES >> WITHOUT THIS WE ARE STUCK BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE EITHER YOU SHUT DOWN THE ECONOMY AND PEOPLE HAVE SIGNIFICANT LEARNING LAWS OR YOU KEEP THINGS OPEN AND LOSE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS >> RESEARCHERS SAY TEST RESULT OR TAKING TOO LONG SOMETIMES UP TO TWO WEEKS WHEN THEY SHOULD TAKE 48 HOURS OR LESS A REPORT FROM A MEDICAL JOURNAL SAYS TEST RESULTS THAT TAKE THREE DAYS OR MORE TAKE IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS

THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE, TRACKING EVERYONE WITH WHOM PATIENTS HAVE HAD CONTACT >> THIS IS SOMETHING WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOR WEEKS CONTINUING TO REACH RECORD LEVELS, THAT SHE CONCERN HOSPITAL CAPACITY ESPECIALLY IN THESE HOTSPOTS WHERE DOES THAT SITUATION START, HOSPITAL CAPACITY >> IT IS FLORIDA, TEXAS, ARIZONA AND CALIFORNIA AS A SNAPSHOT, FLORIDA, THE 24 HOSPITALS IN FLORIDA HAVE NO ICU CAPACITY AND 40 HAVE LESS THAN 10% CAPACITY

LET'S REITERATE THE DEATH TOLL WE ARE AT NEARLY 1000 PEOPLE DYING EVERY DAY WHICH HAS JUMPED DRAMATICALLY THIS IS BECOMING A LOOMING DISASTER IN MANY CITIES ACROSS THE SOUTH EACH AC THE OTHER OF PLAYING POLITICS DURING A PANDEMIC IN GEORGIA, THE FIGHT OVER >>> IN GEORGIA, THE FIGHT OVER FACEMASKS IS GOING TO COURT

THE GOVERNOR SUING THE MAYOR IN AN EFFORT TO BLOCK THE CITY FROM MAKING FACE COVERING MANDATORY AND ROLLING BACK REOPENING MEASURES IN THE 124 PAGE LAWSUIT WHILE THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE GOVERNOR CALLS THE MASK MANDATE UNENFORCEABLE SAYING THE STATEMENT CREATES AMBIGUITY AND UNCERTAINTY THE GOVERNOR ASKED THE COURT TO BLOCK AMERICA FROM ISSUING ANY FUTURE EXECUTIVE ORDERS THAT ARE MORE STRICT OF AND UNLESS THE MAYOR IS RESTRAINED, GEORGIA CITIZENS WILL SUFFER IMMEDIATE AND IRREPARABLE HARM >> WHAT THE SCIENTISTS ARE TELLING US IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO IS WEAR A MASK

HOURS BEFORE THE LAWSUIT BECAME PUBLIC, THE MAYOR SAID SHE WAS NOT CONCERNED ABOUT POTENTIAL LITIGATION >> I AM NOT AFRAID OF THE CITY BEING SUED AND I WILL PUT OUR POLICIES UP AGAINST ANYONE ANY DAY OF THE WEEK >> LATER, THE MAYOR WROTE IF BEING SUED BY THE STATE IS WHAT IT TAKES TO SAVE LIVES IN ATLANTA, WE WILL SEE THEM IN COURT IN A TWEET, THE GOVERNOR SAID HIS LAWSUIT WAS FOR ATLANTA BUSINESS OWNERS AND HARD-WORKING EMPLOYEES WHO ARE STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE THE LATEST ESCALATION COMES ONE DAY AFTER THE GOVERNOR, WHO HAS REFUSED TO REQUIRE MASKS, STATEWIDE BLOCKED CITIES AND COUNTIES FROM ENACTING THEIR OWN MASK MANDATES

THIS IS SETTING UP A SHOWDOWN WITH LOCAL LEADERS >> I HAVE BEEN FLABBERGASTED BY WHAT HAS OCCURRED, HOW THE GOVERNOR HAS CONTINUOUSLY CHOSEN TO MAKE A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY INTO SOME TYPE OF POLITICAL ISSUE >> THE CASES IN GEORGIA CONTINUE TO RISE ADDING MORE THAN 3400 NEW CASES AMONG THE HIGHEST SINGLE DAY TOTALS SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC ING THEM REQUIREMENT, THAT GOES TOO FAR >> ALL RIGHT

BLAYNE, THANK YOU VERY MU >> JOINING US NOW IS MAYOR KEISHA LANCE BOTTOMS GOOD MORNING LET'S PICK IT UP RIGHT THERE THE GOVERNOR IS NOT AGAINST MASKS, HE HAS GONE AROUND THE STATE AND ARE TESTED PEOPLE WEAR THEM AND HE WORE ONE HIMSELF HE SAYS HOWEVER YOU DO NOT NEED A MANDATE TO DO THE RIGHT THING

WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSE TO THAT >> GOOD MORNING THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME THE FILING OF A LAWSUIT IS SIMPLY BIZARRE QUITE WRINKLY THE CITY OF SAVANNAH AND THE GOVERNOR'S HOMETOWN OF ATHENS ALSO IN TWO A MASK ORDER WHEN ATLANTA INSTITUTED AN ORDER HE FILED A LAWSUIT AND IN ADDITION TO FILING THE SUIT BASED ON THE MASK MANDATE HE TAKES EXCEPTION WITH ADVISORY BUSINESS REOPENING RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WERE MADE BY THE CITY

HE IS SUING US PERSONALLY, MYSELF AND THE CITY COUNCIL BECAUSE OF THOSE ADVISORY RECOMMENDATIONS I DO NOT THINK IT IS HAPPENSTANCE THAT THE LAWSUIT CAME ONE DAY AFTER DONALD TRUMP VISITED ATLANTA AND POINTED OUT HE WAS VIOLATING CITY LAW BY NOT HAVING ON A MASK AT HARTFIELD JACKSON INTERNATIONAL MASS, AIRPORT THERE ARE SEVERAL MAYORS ACROSS THE STATE TO JOIN ME IN BEING PERPLEXED BY THE ACTIONS OF THE GOVERNOR AND WE CONTINUE TO DO WHAT WE NEED TO DEAL ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE WE HAVE BEEN ELECTED TO REPRESENT >> DO YOU THINK THE GOVERNOR IS MOTIVATED BY POLITICS OR DOING THE BIDDING OF THE PRESIDENT BECAUSE SOMEONE REMARKED THAT HE VIOLATED THE ORDER BY NOT WEARING A MASK? >> I DO, I THINK HE IS PUTTING POLITICS OVER PEOPLE IT IS INTERESTING EVEN WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE DECISION-MAKING OF OUR GOVERNOR, I WILL REMIND YOU THIS IS THE SAME GOVERNOR WHO DID NOT KNOW UNTIL WELL INTO THE PANDEMIC IT COULD BE SPREAD BY ASYMPTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

HE DID NOT GO TO EMORY FOR GUIDANCE HE DID NOT GO TO THE CDC FOR GUIDANCE HE WENT TO AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY WHICH I AM SURE IS A FINE ONE IN OUR STATE BUT IT IS NOT THE SAME AS EMORY OR THE CDC IN TERMS OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL HE WAS SEARCHING FOR AN ANSWER, HE GOT IT, THE SAME ANSWER IN THE SAME PLAYBOOK THAT WE HAVE SEEN COME OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE >> WE DID ASK HER, THE GOVERNOR TO BE WITH US, HIS OFFICE DECLINED YOU WERE LATE TO THE MASK MANDATE, THE CITY OF SAVANNAH DID IT ON JULY 1, OTHER CITIES WERE EARLIER IF IT IS IMPORTANT, WHY DID IT TAKE SO LONG? >> I WANTED TO WAIT AND SEE WHAT WOULD HAPPEN AND IF WOULD RESPOND TO THE MANDATE

I SUSPECTED WHEN I DID SOMETHING ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA IT WOULD BECOME PROBLEMATIC THAT IS THE REASON I WAITED TO SEE THERE WAS NO RESPONSE TO THE CITY OF SAVANNAH'S MANDATE SO THIS WAS FILE PERSONALLY AGAINST ME AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL THE DAY AFTER DONALD TRUMP WAS IN OUR CITY AT THE END OF THE DAY, THIS IS ABOUT SAVING LIVES OVER 31 PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN THE STATE, 106,000 HAVE TESTED POSITIVE

MYSELF, MY HUSBAND AND ONE OF MY CHILDREN ARE AMONGST THE POSITIVE I AM IN QUARANTINE AS WE SPEAK I TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY AND I WILL CONTINUE TO DO EVERYTHING TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE OF ATLANTA WE WILL SEE HIM IN COURT >> DO YOU THINK YOU WILL PREVAIL? >> I ABSOLUTELY THINK I WILL PREVAIL

THE PEOPLE OF ATLANTA BY AND LARGE SUPPORT WEARING MASKS WHAT WE HEAR FROM BUSINESSES ACROSS THE CITY IS THAT THESE INCONSISTENT POLICIES IS MAKING IT DIFFICULT FOR THEM TO ENFORCE MASK MANDATES IN THEIR BUSINESSES EVEN WITH THE ADVISORIES, WE HAVE REPRESENTATIVES FROM FORTUNE 500 COMPANY, DELTA AIRLINES ONE OF THE LARGEST EMPLOYERS IN THE STATE SUPPORTS WEARING MASKS THE NOTION THAT WE ARE SOMEHOW INTERFERING WITH BUSINESSES OR PEOPLE'S RIDE TO WORK IS BASELESS AND A WASTE OF TAXPAYER MONEY WHAT I WISH THE GOVERNOR WOULD DO IS GET TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS PANDEMIC

>> REAL QUICK, I WANTED TO ASK YOU HOW YOU'RE FEELING >> WE ARE FEELING MUCH BETTER NOT QUITE 100% WITH MY HAS AND BUT COMPARED TO HOW HE WAS A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO IT IS A MIRACULOUS TURNAROUND >> THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US, WE APPRECIATE IT SOPHISTICATED AND TARGETED ATTACKS HE'S >>> THIS MORNING, RUSSIAN HACKERS ACCUSED OF FIBER INTERFERENCE AGAIN, THIS TIME TARGETING COVID- 19 VACCINE RESEARCH CENTERS U

S, BRITISH AND CANADIAN INTELLIGENT AGENCIES ARE ACCUSING HACKERS OF TRYING TO STEAL DETAILS OF THE DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF COVID-19 VACCINE RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE BRITAIN'S NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY CENTER FIRST NOTICING THE HACKS AS EARLY AS FEBRUARY >> IT'S ONE OF THE MOST SOPHISTICATED AND TARGETED WE'VE SEEN EVIDENCE OF AGAINST THE GROUP COZY BEAR IS LONG TO HAVE BEEN BELIEVED TO HAVE TIES TO RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE

>> ONE OF THE MOST SOPHISTICATED AND TARGETED THAT WE HAVE SEEN >> RUSSIA CALLS THE ACCUSATIONS CONTROVERSIAL >> WE ARE TRYING TO FIND A VACCINE PEOPLE TRYING TO FIND BENEFITS FROM AN TO HAVE THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT ENGAGE IN THAT ENDEAVOR NEEDS CALLING OUT >> THE GROUP COZY BEAR IS SAID TO BE BEHIND THE DNC ATTACKS OF 2016 THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THE RUSSIAN HACKERS ARE TRYING TO STEAL DETAILS THEY ARE NOT THOUGHT TO BE THE ONLY COUNTRY TRYING

CHINA IS ALSO BEING CALLED OUT >> HACKERS HAVE TARGETED AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES AND FIRMS IN A BID TO STEAL IP RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS TREATMENTS AND, VACCINES SOMETIMES, DISRUPTING THE WORK OF OUR RESEARCHERS >> THE GLOBAL RACE BECOMING A VIRUS OF ITS OWN TO FIND A CURE

N WHICH THAT BEHAVIOR WAS PERMITTED >>> WASHINGTON'S PRO FOOTBALL TEAM UNDER NEW SCRUTINY JUST DAYS AFTER THEY OFFICIALLY DROPPED NICKNAME WIDELY VIEWED AS A RACIST SLUR AGAINST NATIVE AMERICANS MORE THAN A DOZEN WOMEN WHO WORKED FOR THE TEAM ALLEGING SEXUAL HARASSMENT FROM TOP EXECUTIVES IN AN EXPLOSIVE REPORT BY THE WASHINGTON POST AMONG THOSE COMING FORWARD, EMILY APPLEGATE WHO SPENT A YEAR WITH THE TEAM >> NOBODY DESERVES TO BE THE GREATEST AND TREATED LIKE THAT OR DISRESPECTED

FOR ANY OF US WOMEN THAT WANT TO GET TO A CAREER THAT IS MALE-DOMINATED, WE SHOULD NOT BE AFRAID THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT ARE GOING TO HAPPEN >> SHE SAID COMMENTS FROM HER BOSS CAME ALMOST DAILY >> ANY ISSUE THAT SET HIM OFF SET HIM OFF TIMES 10 HE WOULD CURSE AT ME AND DEROGATORY SLURS >> 14 OTHER WOMEN ALSO DETAILED THEIR ACCOUNT BUT REMAINED ANONYMOUS FOR FEAR OF LEGAL RETRIBUTION INCLUDING SOME WHO SAY THEY SIGN NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS

THREE MEN ACCUSED IN THE ARTICLE HAVE RECENTLY BEEN FIRED OR LEFT THE TEAM INCLUDING THE LONG TIME PLAY- BY-PLAY ANNOUNCER FORMER COLLEAGUES SAY HE HAD A HISTORY OF MAKING INAPPROPRIATE COMMENTS ABOUT WOMEN INCLUDING WHEN HE WAS TALKING ON A HOT MIKE ABOUT A COLLEGE AGED IN TURN THE POST SAYS HE RETIRED ABRUPTLY JUST HOURS AFTER THEY ASKED FOR AN INTERVIEW HE RELEASED A STATEMENT, AFTER 16 GREAT YEARS MY TIME THE ORGANIZATION IS OVER

WE HAVE CONTACTED HIM FOR COMMENT, A WASHINGTON POST REPORTER HELP TO BREAK THE STORY >> THE REST OF THE WOMEN SAYS THERE IS NO FUNCTIONAL HR DEPARTMENT FOR THEM TO FILE >> PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE OR CARE ABOUT SOME YOUNG WOMAN MAKING $32,000 PER YEAR WHEN THEY HAVE SOMEBODY THAT IS THE CMO OF A COMPANY THEY HAVE TO PROTECT >> NONE OF THE WOMEN COMING FORWARD HAVE MADE ACCUSATIONS OF IMPROPER CONDUCT AGAINST A TEAM'S OWNER OR FORMER TEAM PRESIDENT BUT AT SOME BLAME THEM FOR FOSTERING A TOXIC WORKPLACE

>> WHAT IS HEARTBREAKING IS THE FACT THESE WOMEN WERE YOUNG WITH THEIR FIRST JOBS >> THE TEAM SAYS THEY TAKE ALLEGATIONS SERIOUSLY AND WHEN YOU ALLEGATIONS CONTRARY TO THESE POLICIES WE ADDRESS THEM PROMPTLY >> THE NFL HAS PROVIDED US A STATEMENT IN RESPONSE THAT READS AS ALOES >> THESE MATTERS ARE SERIOUS, DISTURBING AND CONTRARY EVERYONE IN THE NFL HAS THE RIGHT TO WORK IN AN ENVIRONMENT FREE FROM AND ALL FORMS OF HARASSMENT

THEY HAVE ENGAGED IN OUTSIDE COUNSEL TO CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION AND THE CLUB HAS SAID IT WILL GIVE ITS FULL COOPERATION TO THE INVESTIGATOR WE WILL MEET WITH ATTORNEYS UPON THE CONCLUSION OF THE INVESTIGATION AND TAKE ANY ACTION BASED ON THE FINDING >> WHAT DOES THE TEAM SAY ABOUT HOW THEY PLAN TO ADDRESS ALLEGATIONS >> NBC NEWS HAS CONFIRMED THE TEAM HAS HIRED A HIGH PROFILE LAW FIRM TO LOOK INTO ALLEGATIONS BUT ALSO POLICIES AND PRACTICES AND AMONG THOSE PUSHING FOR A MAJOR CULTURE CHANGE IS THE NEW HEAD COACH RON RIVERA EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS THERE ARE POLICIES TO FOLLOW AND WE HAVE AN OPEN DOOR POLICY WITH NO RETRIBUTION

HE SAYS HIS DAUGHTER WORKS FOR THE TEAM SO IT IS ANOTHER INCENTIVE FOR THEM TO FIX IT >> THANK YOU CALL LEARNING IN MANY STATES DECISIONS NEED TO BE MADE QUICKLY >> THE MEETING IS ADJOURNED

>> Repor >> AS THE DEBATE OVER WHEN AND HOW SON KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL RAGES ON EMOTIONS ARE HIGH ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ISSUE THE CONTENTIONS AND THE BACK-AND- FORTH FUELED BY THE WHITE HOUSE >> SCIENCE IS ON OUR SIDE WE ENCOURAGE FOR LOCALITIES TO FOLLOW THE SIGNS AND OPEN >> THE MATTER IS FAR FROM SETTLED WEEKS BEFORE THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS IN TEXAS, HOTSPOT LIKE HOUSTON AND AUSTIN DELAYING IN PERSON CLASSES

AUSTIN PREPARING BY STOCKPILING PPE FOR IN WAREHOUSES >> IN NEW YORK CITY WHERE SCHOOL STARTS IN PERSON TWO TO THREE DAYS A WEEK IN SEPTEMBER, THE CITY PLANNING FOR 100,000 EXTRA CHILDCARE SPOT IS THE BURDEN ON WORKING PARENTS IN FLORIDA, THE EDUCATION COMMISSIONER STANDING BY THE MANDATE TO REOPEN IN AUGUST IN MIAMI-DADE, THE PATRONYMIC EPICENTER, THE SUPERINTENDENT SAYS NOT SO FAST, NOTHING CAN BE DECIDED BY THE NUMBER OF COVID- 19 CASES SPIKES IN THE MEANTIME IN COURT COUNTY, CALIFORNIA WHERE THE SCHOOL BOARD HAS SAID SCHOOLS ARE OKAY TO OPEN WITHOUT MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING, THIS KINDERGARTEN TEACHER IS UPDATING HER WELL

>> MY BOTTOM- LINE FEAR THAT I GET IN FACT DID AND DIE IS A VERY REAL POSSIBILITY IN THE WORLD WE LIVE IN TODAY >> THE SAME FEARS IN UTAH WHERE THESE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS ARE PREPARING >> IN OHIO, A WORKING MOTHER OF THREE HAS SEEN THE DIFFICULTIES OF REMOTE LEARNING FOR CHILDREN ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO HER 7-YEAR-OLD SON WHO HAS LEARNING DISABILITIES SHE WANTS HER CHILDREN TO GET BACK TO SCHOOL BUT, SAFELY

>> WE KNOW THAT WE ARE NOT CAPABLE OF PROVIDING HIM WITH THE SAME LEVEL OF SUPPORT IT IS DEVASTATING >> A MAJOR FACTOR ALSO COMES DOWN TO COST IF SCHOOLS CAN EVEN AFFORD REOPENING IN THE NEW WAY TO DO IT SAFELY >> IT DOES AND BY ONE ESTIMATE IT COULD COST SCHOOL NATIONWIDE UP TO $245 BILLION TO REOPEN THAT KIND OF MONEY WAS NOT AVAILABLE

>> WE WILL CONTINUE TO COVER THIS ISSUE, THANK YOU VERY MUCH AVAILABLE >> MIGUEL ALMAGUER WILL CONTINUE TO COVER THIS ISSUE THANK YOU VERY MUCH >>> L >> LET'S TURN TO ANOTHER HOT TOPIC

HOW HOT ARE WE TALKING? >> WE ARE TALKING THE HEAT INDICES WHERE YOU COMBINE THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY WE WILL BE WATCHING TO KIND OF COOL YOU DOWN ARE YOU READY FOR SOMETHING COOL VERY ZEN? GET READY FOR COMMENT NEOWISE THIS IS THE COMMENTS I DID NOT MAKE IT UP THERE YOU SEE IT OVER ENGLAND AND NEVADA AGAIN WE GO BACK TO ENGLAND AND IT WILL BE COOL YOU LOOK TO THE US

AND STARTING JUST OVER THE HORIZON WILL BE LOCATED JUST BELOW THE BIG DIPPER IT WILL APPEAR LIKE A FUZZY STAR WITH A TAIL NOT SO NEAT, THE THUNDERSTORMS THERE WILL BE PROBLEMS SEEING IT IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS WE COULD SEE TORNADOES AND IN FACT TO SATURDAY, 9 MILLION PEOPLE, MINNEAPOLIS, GREEN BAY AND MILWAUKEE ALL PART OF THE DAMAGING WIND WET WEATHER MOVES INTO ENGLAND WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS ALONG THE GULF FROM FLORIDA TO TEXAS

SEVERE STORMS IN THE PLAINS AND PLENTY OF SUNSHINE WITH THE HOT AND HIGH INDICES ACHING THE WAY THE PLANES >> SO YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT >>> IMAGES FROM THE SUN WE SHOWED YOU A MINUTE AGO, THIS IS PART OF THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN NASA AND THE EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY THE CLOSEST IMAGES OF THE SUN EVER TAKEN FROM 38 MILLION MILES STILL CLOSE WHEN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT SPACE SCIENTISTS CALL THEM INTRA-SOLAR FLARES ON THE SURFACE OF THE SUN

>> THAT IS COOL TO LOOK AT NASA HOPE THE IMAGES CAN APPARENTLY HELP US UNDERSTAND DIFFERENT LAYERS, HOW IT DRIVES WEATHER THAT CAN IMPACT THINGS THIS IS THE MOST TIME WE HAVE EVER TALKED ABOUT SPACE IN OUR BROADCAST >> IT IS REALLY COOL, THE SUN IS IN AN 11 YEAR CYCLE AND THEY HAVE SOLAR FLARES AND THEY ADMIT HUGE AMOUNTS OF ELECTRONIC ATTIC ENERGY WHICH CAN AFFECT ALL SORTS OF THINGS ELECT HIM ATTIC IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND

>> I KNEW SOMETHING WOULD MAKE THAT JOKE KERRY, GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: WELL, GOOD MORNING, CR >> THE PARK IS EMPTY AND ALL OF THE STADIUMS WILL BE EMPTY WHEN THE GAMES BEGIN NEXT WEEK NO FANS ALLOWED BUT THE MLB HAS A PLAN YOU HEAR THAT RIGHT THERE? THAT IS THE PRERECORDED BANDS AT PREVIOUS GAMES, THE GOAL IS TO PLAY THAT DURING GAMES AS A DISTRACTION FROM THE PANDEMIC

>> THIS MORNING, THE SOUNDS OF SUMMER ARE COMING BACK MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL WITH A LONG TIME OUT AFTER BEING THROWN A CURVE BALL BY COVID-19 NOW, 30 TEAMS ARE SET TO PLAY BALL STARTING NEXT WEEK AT FIRST GLANCE IT MIGHT LOOK AND SOUND LIKE A BIG LEAGUE LOOPER WITH THE EMPTY STANDS AND THE ROAR OF THE FAN BY DESIGN

THIS HAS NEVER BEEN TRIED BEFORE THE BUTTONS CONTROLLING THE PRERECORDED SOUND WILL MIMIC THE EXCITEMENT OF A REAL GAME >> THE ROAR OF THE STADIUM CAN GIVE A PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE SO MUCH ENERGY WHAT WILL IT BE LIKE FOR FANS THEMSELVES TUNING INTO THIS >> THEY CAN GIVE YOU THE EXTRA ADRENALINE BOOST

I AM NOT SURE HOW IT WILL AFFECT THE GAME >> THE LEAGUE BELIEVES IT IS A HOME RUN IDEA FOR BOTH TELEVISION VIEWERS AND PLAYERS >> GIVES THEM A SENSE OF NORMALCY IN WHAT IS AN AWKWARD SCENARIO, PLAYING A BASEBALL GAME WITHOUT FANS >> WITH NO FANS AT THE OUT THAT, MAJORLY BASEBALL HOPES EVENTUALLY TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE FANS IN THE STANDS >> HOPING TO HAVE MAYBE 25 PERSON CAPACITY BEFORE THE YEAR IS OUT BUT, NOBODY KNOWS

>> WITH THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS AND HARD-CORE BASE OF FANS ARE PESSIMISTIC >> ONE OF THE SPORTS WRITER SAID THE TEAM THAT HAS 9 PEOPLE THEY CAN PUT ON THE FIELD AT THE END OF THE SEASON WILL BE THE TEAM THAT WINS THE WORLD SERIES >> AMERICA'S PASTIME WAITING FOR WHAT WILL BE A SHORT SEASON >> LOOKING FORWARD TO A GAME AND FOLLOWING A SEASON IS SOMETHING LIKE A RELIEF FOR PEOPLE OUT THERE AND FOR OUR FANS >> AT LEAST A DOZEN MLB PLAYERS HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

AT LEAST TWO PLAYERS SAY THEY WILL WEAR MASKS AND THE METS HAVE TAKEN IT ONE STEP FURTHER THEY ARE GOING TO USE CUTOUTS IN ADDITION TO SOUND EFFECTS THEY ARE GOING TO SEE PEOPLE IN THE STANDS, CUTOUTS ANYWAY THIS IS CERTAINLY AN INVENTIVE IDEA, WHAT YOU THINK? >> WHATEVER IT TAKES AT POINT >> THANK YOU, GREAT JOB

>> REPORT TONIGHT FIRST MIGUEL ALMAGUER >> Reporter: FACING DOWN A PANDEMIC, TONI >>> FACING DOWN A PANDEMIC, TONIGHT IN SOME REGIONS, AN ABOUT FACE WHEN IT COMES TO WEARING MASKS, STATES LIKE ARKANSAS AND COLORADO NOW REQUIRE THEM IN PUBLIC, IN TEXAS, THE GOVERNOR SAYS HE WILL NOT SHUT THE STATE DOWN THAT RESIDENTS NEED TO WEAR ONE >> THE PRACTICE OF WEARING A FACEMASKS FOR THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS WE WILL BE ABLE TO GET COVID-19 UNDER CONTROL >> THE CDC AGREES MASK REMAIN A FLASHPOINT

FROM COFFEE SHOPS TO GROCERY STORES MANY REFUSE TO WEAR ONE AS MORE RETAILERS LIKE TARGET REQUIRE THEM IN FLORIDA, ONE SHOPPER PULLED A GUN ON ANOTHER AFTER A DISPUTE OVER FACEMASKS IN UTAH OVERNIGHT A MEETING ABOUT FACE COVERINGS CANCELED WHEN PARENTS INSIDE A CROWDED ROOM REFUSED TO WEAR ONE

STATES IN ROUGHLY HALF THE COUNTRY REQUIRE THEM >> WHY ARE THEY NOT ENFORCING IT >> IN GEORGIA BY EXTENDING RESTRICTIONS, THE GOVERNOR MADE IT A POINT TO PROHIBIT SOME CITIES AND COUNTIES FROM REQUIRING MASKS EVEN IF CORONAVIRUS CASES SURGE TO HISTORIC NUMBERS >> OUR HANDS SHOULD BE TOTALLY AND UNEQUIVOCALLY WORKING TO FIGHT THE SURVIVORS >> HERE IN ATLANTA THE MAYOR WHO HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 HERSELF SAYS DESPITE THE ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR, MASK REQUIREMENTS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE ADDING THE DECISION IS DRIVEN BY SCIENCE AND DATA

>> IN FLORIDA, WHERE MASKS ROLL VERY COUNTY BY COUNTY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER TRACKING THE VIRUS WAS SHUT DOWN AFTER 12 EMPLOYEES TESTED POSITIVE THE MIXED MESSAGING OVER FACE COVERINGS UNFOLDING ACROSS THE COUNTRY >> IT IS NOT MAKE SENSE WHY ARE WE WEARING MASKS TO BE OUTSIDE >> IT A SMALL INCONVENIENCE FOR THE GREATER GOOD >> WITH 34 STATES WITH AN INCREASE BY AT LEAST 25 PERSON, MORE THAN 3

5 MILLION AMERICANS HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS 600 OUT OF DATE NURSES ARE GOING TO HARD-HIT REGIONS LIKE ARIZONA >> I WOULD RECOMMEND AS STRONG AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN TO GET PEOPLE TO WEAR MASKS, >>> CALIFORNIA ONE OF THE FIRST DATES TO REQUIRE FACEMASKS IS NOW ONE OF THE HARDEST HIT TONIGHT, THE NATION STRUGGLING OVER HOW TO CONTAIN A PANDEMIC AS MASKS BECOME THE FACE OF CONTROVERSY >>> IN NEARLY EVERY CORNER OF THE NATION POP UP TESTING SITES HAVE TURNED INTO TRAFFIC JAMS

NOW, HEALTHCARE RESEARCHERS AT THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION SAY AMERICA FACES AN IMPENDING DISASTER IF IT DOES NOT DRAMATICALLY INCREASE TESTING FROM 45 MILLION PER WEEK TO 30 MILLION BY OCTOBER CONGRESS NEEDS TO SPEND $75 BILLION TO RAMP UP TESTING INCLUDING RAPID TEST WITH RESULTS IN 20 MINUTES >> WITHOUT THIS WE ARE STUCK BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE

EITHER YOU SHUT DOWN THE ECONOMY AND PEOPLE HAVE SIGNIFICANT LEARNING LAWS OR YOU KEEP THINGS OPEN AND LOSE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS >> RESEARCHERS SAY TEST RESULT OR TAKING TOO LONG SOMETIMES UP TO TWO WEEKS WHEN THEY SHOULD TAKE 48 HOURS OR LESS A REPORT FROM A MEDICAL JOURNAL SAYS TEST RESULTS THAT TAKE THREE DAYS OR MORE MAKE IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE, TRACKING EVERYONE WITH WHOM PATIENTS HAVE HAD CONTACT RESEARCHERS SAY EACH INFECTED PERSON TRANSMIT THE VIRUS TO ANOTHER 2

5 PEOPLE BUT, PHYSICAL DISTANCING CAN CUT THAT IN HALF IN IN NEW YORK, THIS MAN STAYED AT HOME FOR 2 WEEKS WAITING FOR TEST RESULTS >> IT IS DIFFICULT FOR PEOPLE TO BE RESPONSIBLE BECAUSE THE COUNTRY IS NOT KEEPING UP WITH THE VIRUS, MORE PATIENTS ARE FLOODING ERS AND ICUS IN HOUSTON, THE ARMY HAS BEEN CALLED IN TO HELP

>> PATIENTS ARE SICK AND THIS IS NOT THE WAY I WANT TO DIE I CANNOT BREATHE EVEN THOUGH I AM ON A VENTILATOR >> IN MIAMI THEY TURNED AN AUDITORIUM INTO A PATIENT WARD >> WHILE THE NUMBERS CONTINUE TO CLIMB EXPONENTIALLY, WE ARE MAKING EVERY EFFORT TO NOT TURN PATIENTS AWAY >> NEARLY 1000 PEOPLE ARE DYING IN THE US

EVERY DAY, THAT IS ABOUT 50% OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS WHICH COULD GIVE VIRTUALLY REAL-TIME RESULTS >> Reporter: TONIGHT WITH PEOPLE IN SOME STATES FACING LONG WAIT TIMES TO GET WITH PEOPLE FACING LONG WAIT TIMES, COULD A NEW SOLUTION BE A TEST THAT WORKS LIKE A BREATHALYZER >> IT IS ALMOST LIKE REAL-TIME AND A LOT CHEAPER AND MORE CONVENIENT >>> IN FINLAND, SCIENTISTS ARE DEVELOPING WHAT COULD BE A GROUNDBREAKING APPROACH THAT DELIVERS RESULTS ALMOST IMMEDIATELY

>> OUR ADVANTAGE IS THE SPEED WE CAN PROVIDE ALMOST REAL-TIME SOLUTIONS BECAUSE TURNAROUND TIME IS THREE MINUTES >> THE BREATHALYZER CAN DETECT DIFFERENT GASES THAT LUNGS PRODUCE IDENTIFYING THINGS IN OUR BODIES LIKE A BLOOD TEST OVER THE NEXT MONTH THEY HOPE TO CONFIRM LEVELS THAT CONFIRM POSITIVE COVID-19 PATIENTS EVEN IF THEY ARE ASYMPTOMATIC THEY ARE PLANNING TO SHIP ALL OVER THE WORLD A SIMILAR ARE USED IN THE PAST DEVELOPED A SUCCESSFUL TEST FOR TUBERCULOSIS

THE HOPE IS THAT IT COULD SOLVE A GLOBAL TESTING DILEMMA >> THERE IS NOT ENOUGH TESTING CAPACITY TO TEST A MASS POPULATION IN A SHORT TIMEFRAME WE ARE OPENING THAT OF >> RECENT RESEARCH SUGGESTING BREATHALYZERS ARE FASTER, CHEAPER AND MORE ACCURATE THEN SLOB TESTING >> >>> RUSSIAN HACKERS ACCUSED OF VIRAL INTERFERENCE AGAIN TO OF ATTACKING COVID- 19 VACCINE RESEARCH CENTERS

INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES ARE ACCUSING HACKERS OF TRYING DEAL DETAILS OF THE DEVELOPMENTS AND TESTING OF COVID- 19 VACCINE THE GROUP COZY BEAR IS LONG TO HAVE BEEN BELIEVED TO HAVE TIES TO RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE >> ONE OF THE MOST SOPHISTICATED AND TARGETED THAT WE HAVE SEEN >> THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THE RUSSIAN HACKERS ARE TRYING TO STEAL DETAILS THEY ARE NOT THOUGHT TO BE THE ONLY COUNTRY TRYING CHINA IS ALSO BEING CALLED OUT

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TODAY ALSO CONFIRMING THE WARNING FOR THREAT FROM CHINESE HACKERS >> HACKERS HAVE TARGETED AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES AND FIRMS IN A BID TO STEAL THE IP RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS TREATMENT AND VACCINE SOMETIMES, DISRUPTING THE WORK OF RESEARCHERS >> THESE COMES JUST AS BRITISH AND AMERICAN RESEARCHERS GET CLOSER TO A VACCINE JOHNSON & JOHNSON EXPECTS TO START HUMAN TRIALS BEFORE SCHEDULE

>> THIS IS SO HIGH-STAKES THAT EVEN MEDICAL RESEARCHERS FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL MANKIND IS NOT CONSIDERED OFF-LIMITS >> A CURE SO VALUABLE IT MIGHT BE WORTH STEALING >>> TONIGHT, THE FBI IS DOING A NEW INVESTIGATION INTO THE MOST HIGH-PROFILE ATTACK IN TWITTER HISTORY SOME OF ITS MOST FAMOUS USERS INCLUDING FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AND VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN WERE TAKEN OVER BY CYBER CRIMINALS YESTERDAY UNIDENTIFIED HACKERS USED THE ACCOUNTS TO ASK PEOPLE TO SEND THEM BITCOIN, SCAMMING THEM OUT OF OVER $100,000

TWITTER IS COOPERATING WITH THE FBI AND TAKING STEPS TO MAKE SURE THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN AGAIN CALLING THE INCIDENT A COORDINATOR SOCIAL ENGINEERING ATTACK BY PEOPLE WHO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY TARGETED EMPLOYEES WITH ACCESS TO INTERNAL SYSTEMS >> TRYING TO GAIN ACCESS TO A SYSTEM ON MONEY OR DATA BY TRYING TO EXPLOIT A PERSON WHETHER THAT IS BEING BRIBED OR TRYING TO GAIN ACCESS TO THEIR CREDENTIALS >> REPUBLICAN JOSS HOLLY SENT THIS LETTER TO THE TWITTER CEO ASKING IF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP'S IS UNDER THREAT DEMOCRAT RICHARD BLUMENTHAL SAYS THIS IS RIGHT BEFORE NOVEMBER BALLOTING >> TO CONTROL THE TWITTER ACCOUNTS THEY COULD'VE TANKED STOCK PRICES OF COMPANIES OR USED POLITICIAN ACCOUNTS TO CREATE A WORLDWIDE PANIC

>> A WAKE-UP CALL WITH LESS THAN FOUR MONTHS UNTIL ELECTION DAY >> TONIGHT, A NEW ACCUSATION FROM THE NIECE OF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP MARY TRUMP TELLING US SHE HAS HEARD PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP USE ANTI- SEMITIC SLURS AND THE LETTER INWARD >> JUST TO ASK IF PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, IF HE WAS AN EXCEPTION IN YOUR FAMILY, OR IF YOU EVER HEARD HIM EXPRESS EITHER ANTI-SEMITIC SLURS OR THE N WORD OR RACIST WORDS OR OTHER SENTIMENTS LIKE THAT IS THIS AN AMBIEN THING OR DID YOU HEAR IT FROM HIM AS WELL? >> YES, OF COURSE I DID

I DO NOT THINK THAT SHOULD SURPRISE ANYONE GIVEN HOW RACIST HE IS TODAY >> HAVE YOU HEARD HIM USE THE LETTER INWARD? >> YES AND ANTI-SEMITIC SLURS SPECIFICALLY? >> YES >> A WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL TELLS US THIS IS A BOOK OF FALSEHOOD, THE PRESIDENT DOES NOT THOSE WORDS ANOTHER NEW ROUND OF POLLS SHOWS HIM TRAILING JOE BIDEN BY DOUBLE- DIGIT NATIONWIDE AND IN KEY BATTLEGROUND STATES

A NEW POLL FINDS JOE BIDEN WITH AN 11 POINT NATIONAL LEAD OVER PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS IN BATTLEGROUND DATES, HE HOLDS A COMBINED LEAD OF 12 POINT, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP LATE WEDNESDAY SHAKING UP HIS CAMPAIGN STAFF DEPORTING, DEMOTING HIS CAMPAIGN MANAGER AND REPLACING HIM IN THAT NEW WALL STREET JOURNAL POLL, JUST 33% OF AMERICANS APPROVE OF HIS HANDLING OF RACE RELATIONS >> AS THE DEBATE OVER OPENING SCHOOLS INTENSIFIES, A STUNNING NEW STATISTIC FROM FLORIDA 31% OF KIDS TESTED FOR COVID- 19 WERE POSITIVE

MORE THAN 16,000 EXPERTS SAY THERE ARE CAVEATS >> THESE ARE KIDS WERE TESTED BECAUSE THEY MORE THAN LIKELY HAD SYMPTOMS THIS IS NOT INDICATIVE OF KIDS OVERALL >> HOSPITALIZATIONS REMAIN RARE AND THE DEATH RATE OF PATIENTS UNDER AGE 25 IS LESS THAN POINT ONE PERSON

THIS AS SOME SCHOOLS ARE ALREADY IN SESSION IN NEW JERSEY, SUMMER SCHOOL IS OPEN FOR KIDS 18 MONTHS TO KINDERGARTEN WITH A NEW ROUTINE NO ONE WITH A TEMPERATURE OF 1004 OR ABOVE CAN COME TO CLASS IN PARENTS, SAY GOODBYE OUTSIDE >> HERE, THEY CUT CAPACITY FROM 100 STUDENTS TO 40

THE KIDS LEARN IN SMALL GROUPS OF 10 OR, POTTS REDUCING CONTACT WITH OTHERS IF SOMEONE GETS SICK THE POD CAN BE QUARANTINE >> THERE IS ALWAYS A RISK BUT IF IT GOES AS NEATLY AS HERE I THINK CHILDREN NEED IT, THEY NEED TO BE WITH OTHER PEOPLE >> MASKS ARE OPTIONAL AND EACH CHILD BRINGS THEIR OWN APPLIES THEY EAT LUNCH AT THEIR DESKS, NOT AT THE CAFETERIA

ALMOST EVERYTHING ELSE HAPPENS OUTSIDE AND STAFFERS SANITIZE HIGH TOUCH SURFACES NEW STEPS TO BALANCE SCHOOL AND SAFETY HOW HAPPY ARE YOU TO BE BACK? >> SUPER DUPER >> IT HAS BEEN THREE WEEKS AND NO KIDS HAVE GOTTEN SICK

BIGGER SCHOOLS WILL HAVE MORE CHALLENGES AND SOME EXPERT WANT TO GO FURTHER YESTERDAY, THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND MEDICINE URGED SCHOOLS TO OPEN AND RECOMMEND MASKS FOR ALL TEACHERS AND >> CASSIDY COULD NOT BELIEVE IT, THE PHONE CALL NO MOTHER WANTS TO HEAR >> THEY JUST SAID HE WAS BROUGHT IN WITH A GUNSHOT WOUND >> THAT THEY MENTION IT WAS A DEPUTY THAT SHOT HIM ? >> NO ONE SPOKE UP TO SAY AN OFFICER SHOT MY CHILD

>> IT WAS MARCH AND HER SON WAS IN THE HOSPITAL HE HAD BEEN WITH A GROUP OF FRIENDS IN A VEHICLE THAT HAD BEEN REPORTED STOLEN THOUGH HE SAID HE DID NOT KNOW THAT DEPUTIES TRY TO START, STOP THE CAR AND THAT IS WHEN THE DRIVER STOPPED AND THE THREE TEENAGERS STARTED TO RUN >> DID YOU REALIZE THE OFFICERS HAD DRAWN THEIR WEAPONS? >> NO >> WHERE DID HE SHOOT YOU ? IN MY BACK >> THE ORIGINAL INCIDENT REPORT DID NOT MENTION THE OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING

THREE MONTHS LATER, HE WAS CHARGED WITH RESISTING AN OFFICER BY FLIGHT IN HIS ONLY PUBLIC STATEMENT, THE JEFFERSON PARISH SHERIFF SAID THE AGENCY WAS INVESTIGATING BUT, THE MOTHER STRUGGLING TO GET ANSWERS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED SHE RECORDED WHAT SHE SAYS WHERE HER INTERACTIONS WITH THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE LIKE THIS ONE IN MAY >> YOU DID NOT KNOW? THAT DID NOT WELL WITH MY SPIRIT

>> SHE IS NOW ONE OF SEVERAL FAMILIES IN THE PARISH CALLING FOR CHANGE WE FOUND THAT IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS, AT LEAST 12 BLACK AND LATINO MEN AND BOYS HAVE DIED DURING ENCOUNTERS WITH THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE THE SHERIFF HAS REJECTED CALLS TO USE BODY CAMERAS FIGHTING CAUSE A KEY REFORM THAT NEIGHBORING NEW ORLEANS HAS EMBRACED >> NO JUSTIFICATION

THIS ATTORNEY IS REPRESENTING THE FAMILY >> DEADLY FORCE SHOULD ONLY BE USED IN THE MOST EXTREME CASES A 14-YEAR-OLD CHILD ON THE GROUND TRYING TO COMPLY IS ABSOLUTELY OBJECTIVELY NO REASON TO USE DEADLY FORCE AT ALL >> WHAT DO YOU SAY TO THE PEOPLE WHO MIGHT THINK, OKAY, WHY DO YOU RUN? >> RUNNING IS NOT A DEATH PENALTY THERE IS NO OSSIFICATION FOR SHOOTING AN UNARMED CHILD IN THE BACK

THERE IS NOT THEIR IS NOT >> THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE DECLINED A REQUEST FOR AN ON CAMERA AND IF YOU FIGHTING CHILD PRIVACY LAWS THEY ALSO DECLINED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT POLICIES >> ONCE I GET A VOICE AND BE HEARD I'M GOING TO LET IT BE HEARD

>>> THIS TARGET HERE IS IN NEW YORK WHAT IS OF INTEREST TO ME IS THEY ARE TRADING OVER 1800 IMAGES OF CHILDREN 12 AND YOUNGER >> I ALWAYS THOUGHT THIS GUY IS GOING TO LIVE HIS BEST LIFE HAVING DONE THE THINGS HE HAS DONE WITH NO CONSEQUENCE IN NOVEMBER 2015 RONNIE WILLIAMS GOT A CALL FROM HER PARENTS >> MY HEART WAS PALPITATING

I REMEMBER MY HANDS GETTING READY >> HER HALF RATHER HAD BEEN ARRESTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES >> I REMEMBER JUMPING ON THE COMPUTER AND GOOGLING IT IT WAS TRUE THERE WAS RIGHT THERE ON THE PICTURE OF MY BROTHER, HIS MUG SHOT

>> HE GOT IN TOUCH WITH THE INVESTIGATOR >> I EXPLAINED I WAS A VICTIM OF CHILD MOLESTATION FOR MANY YEARS BY HIM >> THE ATTORNEY DID NOT RESPOND TO A REQUEST FOR COMMENT THE POLICE FOUND HER USING TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED BY A NONPROFIT CALLED THE CHILD RESCUE COALITION A TOOL THAT HELPS LAW ENFORCEMENT TRACK AND IDENTIFY PEOPLE WHO DOWNLOAD AND SHARE CHILD PORNOGRAPHY ON MY

>> THIS GIVES THE INVESTIGATOR A FULL VIEW OF THE PREDATOR WE CATEGORIZE THE DIFFERENT FILES THEY ARE TRACKING >> THE FILES THEY TRACK OUR IMAGES THAT HAVE BEEN FLAGGED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT THE MATERIALS TYPICALLY COME FROM DEVICES TAKEN FROM SUSPECTS THIS, POLICE SAY IS NOT ILLEGAL OR NOT A PRIORITY

ONCE THE IMAGES HAVE BEEN REVIEWED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT THEY TURN TO UNIQUE CODES CALLED HASHES THAT ARE CATALOGUED INTO THE CHILD PROTECT AND SYSTEM RIGHT NOW, THE DATABASE HAS MORE THAN 1 MILLION IMAGES AND VIDEOS ACCORDING TO THE CHILD RESCUE COALITION, THE SOFTWARE IS ABLE TO TRACK IP ADDRESSES AND INDIVIDUAL DEVICES EVEN IF THE OWNER MOVES LOCATIONS OR USES A VPN TO MASK THE ADDRESS >> THIS ONE HAS 1800, 12 AND YOUNGER VICTIMS BEING ABUSED >> THIS IS SHOWING US THE OFFENDER IS ACTUALLY ON MULTIPLE DIFFERENT NETWORKS

I KNOW THEY ARE INTO PEER TO PEER NETWORKS AND TO CHAT BASED NETWORKS BY CLICKING ON IT WE ARE ABLE TO SEE THE FILENAMES AS THEY EXIST ON THE OFFENDER'S HARD DRIVE I THINK COMMON ACRONYMS LIKE PTH THE WITCHES PRETEEN HARD- CORE AND I AM EATING SEEING, EVEN SEEING AS YOUNG AS FIVE YEARS OLD THIS OFFENDER ALSO HAS ONE FILE THAT WE CATEGORIZE AS ONE OF THE SPECIALS THEY ARE ACTUALLY GROOMING MATERIALS LIKE HOW TO DOCUMENT OF HOW TO GAIN ACCESS TO CHILDREN HOW TO BE A DEBTOR CREDITOR

>> NONE OF THIS INFORMATION IS ENOUGH TO MAKE AN ARREST UNTIL POLICE ESTABLISH PROBABLE CAUSE FOR A SEARCH WARRANT >> THERE IS A CONNECTION BETWEEN PEOPLE FOR DOWNLOADING CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE MATERIAL AND THEN GO ON TO HANDS-ON ABUSE A LOT OF TIMES CHILDREN ARE TOO YOUNG TO COME FORWARD, NOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO CONVICT WHEN IT IS A BIG THEM ONLY THIS IS A HUGE PROACTIVE WAY IN IDENTIFYING WHO THESE PEOPLE ARE

>> CHILD PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY WAS USED TO CORRELATE A BUST FROM AN OPERATION IN BRAZIL POLICE IN BRAZIL, COLOMBIA, ARGENTINA, PARAGUAY AND BOLIVIA ALONG WITH US HOMELAND SECURITY ARRESTED 112 PEOPLE FOR ALLEGEDLY DOWNLOADING CHILD ABUSE IMAGES AND TOOK THEIR COMPUTERS >> TECHNOLOGY — >> CURRENTLY, TECHNOLOGY IS USED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT IN 96 COUNTRIES

THE CHILD RESCUE COALITION HOPES TO EXPAND THAT EVEN FURTHER BEYOND LAW ENFORCEMENT BY LICENSING ONLINE PLATFORMS >> WE HAVE HAD A SIX VESSEL PARTNERSHIP WITH A NATIONAL BABYSITTING AND CAREGIVER PLATFORM WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO IDENTIFY PREDATORS USING OUR SITES TO BE APPLICANTS OF BABYSITTERS LOOKING TO ABUSE CHILDREN ONE EXAMPLE FOR INSTANCE WAS SEEN TRYING TO BE A BABYSITTER, A MAIL PROVIDER THAT HAD BEEN TRADING CHILD EXPECTATIONS IN THESE PEER-TO- PEER NETWORKS

WE WERE SUCCESSFULLY ABLE TO A STOP TO THAT >> SOME EXPERTS HAVE RAISED CONCERNS ABOUT A LACK OF OVERSIGHT IN 2019, A HUMAN RIGHTS WASHED, WATCH PUBLISHED A LETTER CALLING FOR MORE THIRD- PARTY TESTING OF TECHNOLOGY AND RAISING CONCERNS ABOUT CHARACTERIZING FILES OR LINKING MATERIALS TO INNOCENT PEOPLE SOME POINTS TO HAVE PROSECUTORS HAVE — CASES RATHER THAN REVEAL DETAILS OF HOW THEY USE TECHNOLOGY THIS POINTS OUT WHILE THEY CAN FLAG, FLAG SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IT IS UP TO CPS TO MAKE THEIR OWN DETERMINATION

>> WE PROVIDE GREAT INTEL FOR THE OFFICER TO GO IN AND QUESTION THE INDIVIDUAL IF THE OFFICER DEEMS THEY ARE POSSIBLY IS NOT ENOUGH INFORMATION TO MAKE THE ARREST THAT WOULD BE UP TO THE INDIVIDUAL OFFICER >> MORE THAN 12,000 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN CASES FLAGGED BY THE CPS OVER THE PAST DECADE >> DEFTLY FINDING OUT HE WAS ARRESTED AND CONVICTED HAS HELPED ME HEAL TREMENDOUSLY IT IS JUST ONE OF THOSE VALIDATIONS THAT I WAS NOT LYING

I DID NOT MAKE THIS UP >> ALTHOUGH THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS WAS TOO LATE FOR POLICE TO INVESTIGATE THE ALLEGED ABUSE AS A SEPARATE CRIME, HE DID PLEAD GUILTY TO THREE COUNTS OF POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY AND SENTENCED TO THREE YEARS IN PRISON HE WAS RELEASED IN 2018 >> IT WAS REALLY FOR ME, IT IS HELPING IN MY HEALING PROCESS BECAUSE IT VALIDATION THAT THIS PERSON DID DO THIS TO ME WEATHER

GUYS? >> ALL RIGHT, AL THANK YOU WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT HOUR >>> THIS MORNING ON "TODAY'S" CONSUMER, THIS MORNING ON TODAY'S CONSUMER, WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN YOUR FAVORITE STORE DECLARES BANKRUPTCY WITH MILLIONS OF PEOPLE OUT OF WORK AND STAY THREE BOWLING — STATES ROLLING BACK THE REOPENING IT DOESN'T NECESSARILY MEAN THAT YOU WILL NEVER SEE THEM AGAIN AND MAYBE THERE IS A GOOD SALE IN THERE FOR YOU AS WELL

WE HAVE STEPHANIE HERE TO EXPLAIN GOOD MORNING SOMETIMES, I OFTEN THOUGHT ABOUT ENCRYPT SEE, YOU THINK THEY ARE SHUTTING THE DOORS, YOU WILL NEVER SEE IT AGAIN THAT IS NOT HOW IT WORKS >> THAT IS NOT HOW IT WORKS, SAVANNA

THE STORES THAT YOU MAY LOVE OUR IN FINANCIAL TROUBLE, SO THEY HAVE TO RESTRUCTURE THEIR DEBT THEY ARE NOT DISAPPEARING THINK TOYS OF US AT TOYS "R" US FOR EXAMPLE WE LOST THAT TIME SQUARE LOCATION BUT THEY OPENED UP A SMALLER ONE, ONE FOR EXAMPLE DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON IN NEW JERSEY LAST YEAR THEY ARE CHANGING IT UP THEY ARE NOT DISAPPEARING FOREVER >> WHICH BUSINESSES ARE DOING WELL RIGHT NOW AND WHICH ARE STRUGGLING? >> WHAT WE ARE SEEING IS A CONTINUATION OF WHAT WAS HAPPENING BEFORE COVID-19

THE BIG ARE GETTING BIGGER AND THE SMALL ARE GETTING SMALLER WE TALKED ABOUT THE AMAZON EFFECT BEFORE, NOW THOSE MOM AND POP STORES ARE HURTING WE ARE EXPECTING 25,000 SMALL BUSINESSES TO CLOSE BY THE END OF THE YEAR, OVER HALF ARE LIKELY TO BE SHOPS INSIDE OF MALLS WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE AMAZONS AND WALMARTS, THEY SELL EVERYTHING, THEY CONTROL SUPPLY CHAINS, THEY HAVE HUGE e- COMMERCE, THEY ARE DOING REALLY WELL IT AND THE SMALLER BUSINESSES ARE HURTING >> WE ARE ALWAYS PREACHING THAT

SHOP LOCAL, SMALL THERE ARE SOME BARGAINS TO BE HAD >> ABSOLUTELY, SOMETHING WE NEED TO REMEMBER, IF YOU HEAR THAT A STORY LOVE HAS FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY AND LET'S SAY YOU HAVE A CREDIT CARD WITH THEM, THAT DOESN'T MEAN YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY IT IF YOU OWE THAT STORE SOME MONEY YOU HAVE TO PAY THEM THERE'S A COUPLE BIG DIFFERENCES

IF A STORE IS GOING OUT OF BUSINESS FOR EXAMPLE, THERE IS A CHANCE YOU WILL SEE THE BEST DEALS BECAUSE THEY ARE BASICALLY SELLING EVERYTHING THEY HAVE STORES THAT ARE FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY, THINK JCREW WHO IS MOST LIKELY CLOSING 50 OF THEIR 200 STORES, BROOKE'S BROTHER IS ALSO CLOTHING BECAUSE THEY ARE SHAKING THEY HAVE TO MERGE AND SEND IT TO OTHER LOCATIONS BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR COUPONS AND DEALS FROM THOSE STORES, THEY NEED TO MOVE MERCHANDISE, SO IT IS A GREAT TIME TO BUY

SOMETHING TO BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR, DIG THROUGH YOUR KITCHEN DRAWERS IF YOU HAVE STORE CREDITS, IF YOU HAVE OLD COUPONS THAT HAVEN'T EXPIRED, YOU WANT TO USE THEM ASAP BEFORE THESE RULES CHANGE >> IF THEY ARE CLOSING A LOCATION, IT IS PROBABLY A GOOD TIME TO GET IN THERE THANK YOU STEPHANIE, HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND WE WILL SEE YOU SOON

>>> IT IS THE TOP PRIORITY FOR THE NATION MEDICAL RESEARCHERS FINDING A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE NOW, DOCTOR ANTHONY WITH FACEBOOK'S MARK ZUCKERBERG SAYS HE IS CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC OF SAFE AND EFFECTIVE VACCINE CANDIDATES COULD BE IDENTIFIED BY THE FALL >> BY THE TIME WE GET TO THE END OF THIS YEAR, THE BEGINNING OF 2021, WE MAY HAVE VACCINE, ONE OR MORE CANDIDATE THAT IS SAFE AND EFFECTIVE >> HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY, ALEX, IS GOING FURTHER PREDICTING AN APPROVED VACCINE COULD BE WIDELY AVAILABLE BY THE END OF THE YEAR

>> WE BELIEVE IT IS VERY INCREDIBLE TO BE THINKING OF THE TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOSES OF APPROVED VACCINE FOR USE, LATER THIS YEAR, WITH HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF VACCINES EARLY NEXT YEAR >> THE DEATH TOLL IS RISING, EXPERTS WARNED THE US IS LOSING THE BATTLE OVER CORONAVIRUS TESTING WITH LONG LINES OF PUBLIC TESTING SITES NATIONWIDE

RESEARCHERS AT THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION WORN AMERICA FACES AN IMPENDING DISASTER IF IT DOESN'T DRAMATICALLY RAMP UP TESTING FROM 4 1/2 MILLION PER WEEK NOW, TO 30 MILLION PER WEEK BY OCTOBER CONGRESS, NEEDS TO SPEND $75 BILLION TO INCREASE TESTING INCLUDING RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS, RESULTS IN 20 MINUTES >> WITHOUT THIS KIND OF A TEST WE ARE STUCK BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE EITHER YOU SHUT DOWN THE ECONOMY AND PEOPLE HAVE EXPERIENCED SIGNIFICANT LEARNING LOSS, OR YOU KEEP THINGS OPEN, AND YOU LOSE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN

>> TEST RESULTS NOW ARE TAKING FAR TOO LONG, SOMETIMES UP TO TWO WEEKS WHEN THEY SHOULD TAKE 48 HOURS OR LESS A NEW REPORT FROM THE MEDICAL JOURNAL, LANCET, SAYS TEST RESULTS THAT TAKE THREE DAYS OR MORE CAN ALMOST MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE, TRACKING EVERYONE WITH WHOM PATIENTS HAVE HAD CONTACT >> SOMETHING WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOR WEEKS NOW, AS THESE CASES CONTINUE TO REACH RECORD LEVELS, THAT CHIEF CONCERN, HOSPITAL CAPACITY ESPECIALLY IN THESE HOTSPOTS, WHERE DOES THAT SITUATION STAND RIGHT NOW? HOSPITAL CAPACITY? >> RIGHT NOW, FLORIDA, TEXAS, ARIZONA, AND CALIFORNIA AS A SNAPSHOT, FLORIDA

54 HOSPITALS IN FLORIDA RIGHT NOW HAVE ZERO ICU CAPACITY, THEY REPORT AND 40 HOSPITALS HAVE LESS THAN 10% ICU CAPACITY AND LET'S REITERATE THE DEATH TOLL HERE, NEARLY 1000 PEOPLE DYING EVERY SINGLE DAY IN THIS COUNTRY WHICH OF COURSE HAS JUST JUMPED DRAMATICALLY OVER THE PREVIOUS FEW WEEKS THIS IS BECOMING A LOOMING DISASTER, IN MANY CITIES ACROSS THE SOUTH >> 1000 AMERICANS EVERY DAY

TOM IN WASHINGTON FOR US, THANK YOU >>> IN GEORGIA, THE FIGHT OVER FACEMASKS IS HEADED TO COURT BRIAN SUING ATLANTA MAYOR, IN AN EFFORT TO BLOCK THE CITY FOR MAKING PEACE COVERINGS MANDATORY AND FROM ROLLING BACK REOPENING MEASURES IN THE 124 PAGE LAWSUIT FILED BY THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL, HE CALLS ATLANTA'S MASKED MANDATE UNENFORCEABLE, SAYING THE MAYOR'S STATEMENTS CREATE AMBIGUITY AND UNCERTAINTY THE GOVERNOR ASKED THE COURT TO BLOCK THE MAYOR FROM ISSUING ANY FUTURE EXECUTIVE ORDERS, THAT ARE MORE RESTRICTIVE THAN WHAT HE HAS PUT IN PLACE

UNLESS MAYOR BOTTOMS IS RESTRAINING, GEORGIA CITIZENS WILL SUFFER IMMEDIATE AND IRREPARABLE HARM >> WHAT THE SCIENTISTS ARE TELLING US IS THAT THE RIGHT THING TO DO IS WEAR A MASK >> HOURS BEFORE THE LAWSUIT BECAME PUBLIC, THE MAYOR SAID SHE WAS NOT AT ALL CONCERNED ABOUT POTENTIAL LITIGATION >> I AM NOT AFRAID OF THE CITY BEING SUED AND I WILL CLEAR THE POLICIES UP AGAINST ANYONE, ANY DAY OF THE WEEK >> A DEFINED RESPONSE TO THE LAWSUIT LATER, THE MAYOR WRITING, IT BEING SUED BY THE STATE IS WHAT IT TAKES TO SAVE LIVES IN ATLANTA THEN WE WILL SEE THEM IN COURT

IN A TWEET OF HIS OWN THE GOVERNOR SAID HIS LAWSUIT WAS FOR ATLANTA BUSINESS OWNERS AND THEIR HARD- WORKING EMPLOYEES, WHO ARE STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE THE LATEST EXCLAMATION COMES A DAY AFTER THE GOVERNOR WHO HAS REFUSED TO REQUIRE MASKS STATEWIDE, BLOCKED CITIES AND COUNTIES FROM ENACTING THEIR OWN MASKED MANDATE THE MOVE, SETTING UP A SHOWDOWN WITH SOME LOCAL LEADERS >> I'VE BEEN ABSOLUTELY FLABBERGASTED BY WHAT HAS OCCURRED HERE, HOW THE GOVERNOR HAS CHOSEN TO MAKE A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY INTO SOME TYPE OF POLITICAL ISSUE REMAKE THEM IN THE BACK AND FORTH, GEORGES COVID-19 CASES CONTINUE TO RISE

THURSDAY THE STATE ADDED MORE THAN 3400 NEW CASES AMONG THE HIGHEST SINGLE DAY TOTALS SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC ING THEM REQUIREMENT, THAT GOES TOO FAR >> ALL RIGHT BLAYNE, THANK YOU VERY MUCH JOINING US N >> JOINING US NOW IS ATLANTA'S MAYOR, MADAME MAYOR, GOOD MORNING TO YOU AND LET'S PICK IT UP RIGHT THERE

GOVERNOR KEMP IS NOT AGAINST MASKS HE HAS GONE AROUND THE STATE AND SUGGESTED PEOPLE WEAR THEM AND HE WORE ONE HIMSELF, HE SAYS HOWEVER, THAT YOU DON'T NEED A MANDATE TO DO THE RIGHT THING WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSE TO THAT? >> GOOD MORNING, AND THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME THE ENTIRE LAWSUIT IS SIMPLY BIZARRE, QUITE FRANKLY MAYOR JOHNSON INSTITUTED THE MASK ORDER AT 1 JULY, THE GOVERNOR'S HOMETOWN OF GEORGIA INSTITUTED A MASK ORDER ON 8 JULY, AND THEN WHEN ATLANTA INSTITUTED A MASK ORDER, THEY FILED A LAWSUIT

IN ADDITION TO FILING THE SUIT BASED ON THE MASKED MANDATE, SHE TAKES AN EXCEPTION WITH ADVISORY BUSINESS REOPENING RECOMMENDATIONS WERE MADE BY THE CITY, HE IS SUING US PERSONALLY, MYSELF AND THE CITY COUNCIL, BECAUSE OF THOSE ADVISORY RECOMMENDATIONS AND I DON'T THINK IT HAPPENS THAT THIS LAWSUIT CAME THE DAY AFTER DONALD TRUMP VISITED ATLANTA AND I POINTED OUT THAT HE WAS VIOLATING CITY LAW BY NOT HAVING ON A MASK AND ATLANTA'S HARTSELL JACKSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT THERE ARE SEVERAL MAYORS ACROSS THE STATE WHO JOINED ME IN BEING PERPLEXED BY THE GOVERNOR'S ACTIONS, AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO WHAT WE NEED TO DO ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE WE HAVE BEEN ELECTED TO REPRESENT >> DON'T SUGARCOAT IT YOU THINK THE GOVERNOR IS MOTIVATED BY POLITICS OR DOING THIS BECAUSE OF THE PRESIDENT, BECAUSE SOMEONE REMARKED THAT THE PRESIDENT VIOLATED ATLANTA ORDER >> I ABSOLUTELY DO

I THINK THAT HE IS PUTTING POLITICS OVER PEOPLE AND IT IS INTERESTING EVEN WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE DECISION- MAKING OF OUR GOVERNOR AND I WILL REMIND YOU, THIS IS THE SAME GOVERNOR WHO DIDN'T KNOW UNTIL WELL INTO THE PANDEMIC THAT IT COULD BE SPREAD BY A SYSTEMATIC TRANSMISSION HE DIDN'T GO TO EMORY FOR GUIDANCE, HE DIDN'T GO TO THE CDC FOR GUIDANCE HE WENT TO AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY WHICH I AM SURE IS A UNIVERSITY IN OUR STATE BUT IS NOT EMORY UNIVERSITY OR THE CDC IN TERMS OF ITS EXPERTISE WITH INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL, SO HE WAS SEARCHING FOR AN ANSWER, HE GOT IT, AND IT IS THE SAME ANSWER IN THE SAME PLAYBOOK THAT WE HAVE SEEN COME OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE >> I SHOULD SAY WE DID ASK GOVERNOR KEMP TO BE WITH US THIS MORNING, HIS OFFICE DECLINED

LET ME ASK YOU THIS YOU YOURSELF ATLANTA WAS LATE TO THE MASKED MANDATE, SAVANNA, I THINK THEY DID ON JULY 1 OTHER CITIES WERE EARLIER IF IT IS IMPORTANT, HOW COME IT TOOK SO LONG? >> I WANTED TO WAIT AND SEE WHAT WOULD HAPPEN AND IF YOU WOULD RESPOND TO SAVANNA'S MANDATE BECAUSE I SUSPECTED THAT WHEN I DID COME IN ON THE BEHALF OF ATLANTA, IT WOULD BECOME PROBLEMATIC I WAITED TO SEE IF THERE WOULD BE A RESPONSE FROM HIS OFFICE AND THERE WAS NO RESPONSE

THIS LAWSUIT WAS FILED SOLELY AGAINST ME AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL, THE DAY AFTER DONALD TRUMP WAS IN OUR CITY SO, AT THE END OF THE DAY, THIS IS ABOUT SAVING LIVES OVER 3100 PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN OUR STATE 106,000 HAVE TESTED POSITIVE MYSELF, MY HUSBAND AND ONE OF MY CHILDREN ARE AMONGST THE POSITIVE

I AM IN QUARANTINE AS WE SPEAK I TAKE THIS VERY SERIOUSLY AND I WILL CONTINUE TO DO EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE OF ATLANTA AND THE GOVERNOR HAS SIMPLY OVERSTEPPED HIS BOUNDS, AND HIS AUTHORITY WE WILL SEE HIM IN COURT >> DO YOU THINK YOU WILL PREVAIL IN COURT? >> I ABSOLUTELY THINK I WILL PREVAIL, AND THE PEOPLE OF ATLANTA'S BY AND LARGE, SUPPORT WEARING MASS — MASKS WHAT WE ARE HEARING FROM BUSINESSES IS THAT THESE INCONSISTENT POLICIES, IT IS MAKING IT DIFFICULT FOR THEM TO ENFORCE MASK MANDATES IN THEIR BUSINESSES AND EVEN WITH THIS ADVISORY, WE HAVE REPRESENTATIVES FROM FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES, DELTA AIRLINES ONE OF THE LARGEST EMPLOYERS IN THE STATE, SUPPORT WEARING MASS AND SO THE NOTION THAT WE ARE SOMEHOW INTERFERING WITH BUSINESSES OR PEOPLE'S RIGHT TO WORK, IS SIMPLY BASELESS AND A WASTE OF TAXPAYER MONEY, WHAT I WISH THE GOVERNOR WOULD DO WOULD BE TO EXPAND TESTING AND CONTACT TRACING SO WE CAN GET TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS PANDEMIC

>> I DO WANT TO ASK YOU REAL QUICKLY HOW YOU ARE FEELING AND YOUR HUSBAND AND YOUR SON, HAVING BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19 YOURSELF? >> WE ARE ALL FEELING MUCH BETTER NOT QUITE 100% WITH MY HUSBAND GET BUT COMPARED TO HOW HE WAS A FEW DAYS AGO, IS A MIRACULOUS TURNAROUND >> THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES, THANK YOU VERY MUCH ATLANTA'S MAYOR, APPRECIATE IT >>> THIS MORNING, RUSSIAN HACKERS ACCUSED OF CYBER INTERFERENCE AGAIN

THIS TIME HACKERS TARGETING COVID- 19 VACCINE RESEARCH CENTERS US BRITISH AND CANADIAN INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES ARE ACCUSING HACKERS THAT GO BY COZY BEAR, AND A PT 29 OF TRYING TO STEAL DETAILS OF THE DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF COVID-19 VACCINES THE GROUP COZY BEAR IS LONG TO BOO — LONG BELIEVED TO HAVE TIES TO RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE

THEY FIRST NOTICED THE HACKS AS EARLY AS FEBRUARY >> IT IS ONE OF THE MOST SOPHISTICATED AND ONE OF THE MOST TARGETED, AGAINST VACCINES >> RUSSIA DENIES THE ALLEGATIONS, CALLING THE UK'S ACCUSATIONS OF VAGUE AND CONTROVERSY ALL >> WE ARE TRYING TO FIND A VACCINE THAT PEOPLE CAN BENEFIT FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD I THINK IT NEEDS CALLING OUT

>> THE GROUP, COZY BEAR, WAS ALSO THOUGHT TO BE BEHIND THE CYBER ATTACKS OF THE DNC, AND 2016 AND WHILE THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THE RUSSIAN HACKERS WERE ABLE TO STEAL ANY DETAILS, THEY ARE NOT THOUGHT TO BE THE ONLY COUNTRY TRYING CHINA, ALSO BEING CALLED OUT BY ATTORNEY GENERAL BARB >> HACKERS HAVE TARGETED AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES AND FIRMS, TO STEAL THE IP RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS TREATMENTS AND VACCINES

SOMETIMES, DISRUPTING THE WORK OF OUR RESEARCHERS >> THE GLOBAL RACE TO FIND A COVID-19 CURE, BECOMING A VIRUS OF ITS OWN HELPED CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THAT BEHAVIOR WAS >>> WASHINGTON'S PRO FOOTBALL TEAM UNDER NEW SCRUTINY THIS MORNING JUST DAYS AFTER THE TEAM OFFICIALLY DROPPED ITS LONG TIME NICKNAME WIDELY VIEWED AS A RACIST SLUR AGAINST NATIVE AMERICANS NOW, MORE THAN ONE DOZEN WOMEN WHO WORKED FOR THE TEAM ALLEGING SEXUAL HARASSMENT FROM TOP EXECUTIVES

AND AN EXPLOSIVE REPORT BY THE WASHINGTON POST AMONG THOSE COMING FORWARD, EMILY APPLEGATE WHO SPENT A YEAR WITH THE TEAM AS A MARKETING COORDINATOR >> NOBODY DESERVES TO BE DEGRADED AND TREATED LIKE THAT NOBODY DESERVES TO BE DISRESPECTED FOR ANY OF US WOMEN THAT WANT TO GET INTO A CAREER THAT IS A MALE-DOMINATED SPORT, WE SHOULDN'T BE AFRAID THAT THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT ARE GOING TO HAPPEN

>> SHE SAYS THE COMMENTS FROM HER BOSS CAME ALMOST DAILY >> ANY SMALL ISSUE THAT SET HIM OFF, SET HIM OFF LIKE TIMES 10 AND THAT WOULD BE WHEN YOU KNOW, HE WOULD CURSE AT ME HE WOULD USE DEROGATORY SLURS TOWARDS ME >> Reporter: 14 OTHER WOMEN, ALSO DETAILED THEIR ACCOUNTS TO THE POST BUT REMAINED ANONYMOUS, FOR FEAR OF LEGAL RETRIBUTION

INCLUDING SOME WHO SAY THEY SIGNED NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS THREE OF THE MEN ACCUSED IN THE ARTICLE HAVE RECENTLY BEEN FIRED, OR LEFT THE TEAM INCLUDING THE TEAM'S LONGTIME PLAY-BY-PLAY ANNOUNCER, LARRY MICHAEL FORMER COLLEAGUES TELL THE POST, MICHAEL HAD A HISTORY OF MAKING INAPPROPRIATE COMMENTS ABOUT WOMEN, INCLUDING AN INCIDENT WHERE HE WAS CAUGHT TALKING ON A HOT MIKE ABOUT A COLLEGE AGED INTERIM IT IS NOT CLEAR IF HE EVER FACED DISCIPLINARY ACTION

THE POST SAYS MICHAEL RETIRED ABRUPTLY, JUST HOURS AFTER THEY ASKED FOR AN INTERVIEW HE RELEASED A STATEMENT READING IN PART, AFTER 16 GREAT YEARS, MY TIME WITH THE ORGANIZATION IS OVER NBC NEWS HAS CONTACTED HIM FOR COMMENT WASHINGTON POST REPORTER, WILL, HELPED BREAK THE STORY >> FOR THE REST OF THE WOMEN, THEY SAID THERE REALLY WAS NO FUNCTIONAL HR DEPARTMENT AT THE REDSKINS

>> THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE OR CARE ABOUT SOME YOUNG WOMAN THAT IS MAKING $32,000 A YEAR, WHEN THEY HAVE SOMEBODY THAT IS THE CEO OF A COMPANY THAT THEY HAVE TO PROTECT >> NONE OF THE WOMEN COMING FORWARD HAVE MADE ACCUSATIONS OF IMPROPER CONDUCT AGAINST THAT THE TEAM'S OWNER, DAN SNYDER, OR THE FORMER TEAM PRESIDENT, BRUCE ALLEN BUT AT LEAST SOME DID BLAME THEM FOR FOSTERING A TOXIC WORKPLACE >> WHAT IS REALLY HEARTBREAKING ON THESE STORIES, IS THESE WOMEN HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS BUT THESE WOMEN WERE YOUNG, IT WAS THE FIRST JOB >> Reporter: AN ESTIMATE OF THE POST THE TEAM SAYS IT TAKES ISSUES OF EMPLOYEE CONDUCT SERIOUSLY

ADDING, WHEN NEW ALLEGATIONS OF CONDUCT ARE BROUGHT FORWARD, THAT ARE CONTRARY TO THESE POLICIES, WE ADDRESS THEM PROMPTLY >> THE NFL HAS JUST PROVIDED NBC NEWS A STATEMENT IN RESPONSE, IT READS AS FOLLOWS THESE MATTERS AS REPORTED, ARE SERIOUS, DISTURBING AND CONTRARY TO THE NFL'S VALUES EVERYONE IN AN NFL HAS THE RIGHT TO WORK IN AN ENVIRONMENT FREE FROM ANY AND ALL FORMS OF HARASSMENT WASHINGTON HAS ENGAGED OUTSIDE COUNSEL TO CONDUCT A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION INTO THESE ALLEGATIONS, THE CLUB HAS PLEDGED THAT IT WILL GIVE ITS FULL CORROBORATION TO THE INVESTIGATOR

WE WILL MEET WITH THE ATTORNEYS ON THE CONCLUSION OF THE INVESTIGATION AND TAKE ANY ACTION BASED ON THE FINDINGS GREG? >> WE HAVE THAT FROM THE LEAGUE, WHAT ABOUT THE TEAM? WHAT DOES THE TEAM THINK ABOUT HOW THEY PLAN TO ADDRESS THESE ALLEGATIONS TO MARK >> NBC NEWS HAS CONFORMED — CONFIRMED THAT THE TEAM HIRED A LAW FIRM TO LOOK INTO THESE ALLEGATIONS BUT ALSO THE TEAMS CULTURE POLICIES AND PRACTICES AND AMONG THOSE PUSHING FOR A MAJOR CULTURE CHANGE IS THE NEW HEAD COACH, RON RIVERA HE TOLD ESPN THE GOAL MOVING FORWARD IS THAT EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS WE HAVE POLICIES THAT WE WILL FOLLOW, AND THAT WE HAVE AN OPEN DOOR POLICY WITH NO RETRIBUTION'S CRAIG, BY THE WAY, COACH RIVERA SAYS HIS DAUGHTER NOW WORKS FOR THE TEAM SO IT IS YET ANOTHER INCENTIVE FOR HIM TO FIX THINGS >> THANK YOU, JEFF

>>> THE MEETING IS ADJOURNED >> AS THE DEBATE OVER WHEN AND HOW TO SEND KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL RAGES ON ACROSS THE COUNTRY, EMOTIONS ARE HIGH FOR PARENTS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ISSUE THE CONTENTIOUS BACK AND FORTH FUELED BY THE WHITE HOUSE >> THE SCIENCE IS ON OUR SIDE HERE WE ENCOURAGE FOR LOCALITIES AND STATES TO JUST SIMPLY FOLLOW THE SCIENCE, OPEN OUR SCHOOLS

>> Reporter: THE MATTER IS FAR FROM SETTLED, WEEKS BEFORE THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS FOR SOME IN TEXAS, HOTSPOTS LIKE HOUSTON AND AUSTIN, DELAYING IN PERSON CLASSES AUSTIN PREPARING BY STOCKPILING PPE FOR ITS SCHOOLS AND WAREHOUSES >> WE ARE MORE THAN READY FOR THIS, FOR TO SCHOOL TO START FOR OUR STUDENTS WE MET IN NEW YORK CITY, WHERE SCHOOL STARTS IN SEPTEMBER, THE CITY IS PLANNING FOR 100,000 EXTRA CHILDCARE SLOTS TO EASE THE BURDEN ON WORKING PARENTS

IN FLORIDA, THE EDUCATION COMMISSIONER STANDING BY HIS MANDATE TO REOPEN IN AUGUST BUT IN MIAMI- DADE, NOW THE PANDEMIC EPICENTER, THE SUPERINTENDENT SAYING NOT SO FAST NOTHING CAN BE DECIDED WHILE THE NUMBER OF COVID-19 CASES CONTINUES TO SPIKE MEANTIME, IN ORANGE COUNTY CALIFORNIA, WHERE THE SCHOOL BOARD HAS SAID SCHOOLS ARE OKAY TO OPEN WITHOUT MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING, KINDERGARTEN TEACHER, DENISE, IS UPDATING HER WILL >> MY BOTTOM LINE FEAR WOULD BE THAT I GET INFECTED AND DIE

IT IS A VERY REAL POSSIBILITY IN THE WORLD THAT WE LIVE IN TODAY >> Reporter: THE SAME FEARS IN UTAH, FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS, CLARK GOLDSBERRY AND HIS WIFE, BAILEY >> THIS IS LIFE AND DEATH FOR US AND FOR TEACHERS ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY >> Reporter: IN OHIO, MARY CATHERINE MALONE, A WORKING MOM OF THREE, HAS SEEN THE DIFFICULTIES OF REMOTE LEARNING FOR KIDS ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO HER SEVEN-YEAR-OLD SON, WHO HAS LEARNING DISABILITIES

SHE WANTS HER CHILDREN TO GET BACK TO SCHOOL, BUT SAFELY >> WE KNOW THAT WE ARE SIMPLY NOT CAPABLE OF PROVIDING HIM WITH THE SAME LEVEL OF SUPPORT AT HOME IT IS DEVASTATING TO THINK ABOUT >> Reporter: A MAJOR FACTOR IN THIS DEBATE COMES DOWN TO MONEY, COST, WHETHER SCHOOLS CAN AFFORD REOPENING IN THAT NEW WAY, TO DO IT SAFELY >> IT CERTAINLY DOES, AND BY ONE ESTIMATE IT COULD COST SCHOOLS NATIONWIDE UP TO $245 BILLION TO REOPEN SCHOOLS EVEN BEFORE THE PANDEMIC, THAT KIND OF MONEY WASN'T AVAILABLE

SAVANNA? >> WE WILL CONTINUE TO COVER THIS ISSUE, THANK YOU VERY MUCH AVAILABLE >> MIGUEL ALMAGUER WILL CONTINUE TO COVER THIS ISSUE THANK YOU VERY MUCH >>> LET US TURN NOW >> LET US TURN TO ANOTHER HOT TOPIC, LITERALLY

THE WEATHER WE ARE TALKING HOT HOW HOT ARE WE TALKING? >> WE ARE TALKING THE HEAT INDICES WHERE YOU COMBINE THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY WELL OVER 100 DEGREES WE WILL BE WATCHING OUT BUT TO KIND OF COOL YOU DOWN ARE YOU READY FOR SOMETHING COOL? >> YES! >> VERY ZEN? GET READY FOR COMMENT NEIL WISE THIS IS THE COMMENT, I DID NOT MAKE IT UP

THERE YOU SEE IT OVER ENGLAND, THEN OVER NEVADA, AND AGAIN, WE GO BACK TO ENGLAND IT IS GOING TO BE KIND OF COOL TO SEE IF YOU WANT TO TAKE A LOOK AT THIS, HERE IS WHAT YOU DO YOU LOOK OUT TO THE WEST, THIS WEEKEND, STARTING TOMORROW HOPEFULLY YOU HAVE CLEAR SKIES IT IS GOING TO BE JUST OVER THE HORIZON, IT IS GOING TO BE LOCATED JUST BELOW THE BIG DIPPER

KIND OF COOL, IT IS GOING TO APPEAR LIKE A FUZZY STAR, WITH A TAIL, YOU WILL WANT TO USE BINOCULARS OR A TELESCOPE TO SEE IT, BUT THAT WILL BE PRETTY NEAT TO CHECK OUT NOT SO NEAT, THE HEAVY THUNDERSTORMS, THEY WILL ADD PROBLEMS TO COMET NEOWISE WE COULD SEE SOME TORNADOES AND IN FACT AS WE MOVE INTO SATURDAY, SAME THING 9 MILLION PEOPLE IN MINNEAPOLIS, GREEN BAY MILWAUKEE, ALL PART OF THAT HAIL DAMAGING WINDS, AND FOR THE REST OF THE COUNTRY, FOR TODAY, WET WEATHER MOVES INTO NEW ENGLAND, WE HAVE SCATTERED SHOWERS ALONG THE GULF ON INTO TEXAS, SEVERE STORMS AS WE MENTIONED IN THE PLANES, AND OUT WEST, PLENTY OF SUNSHINE BUT HOT AND HUMID IN THE HIGH HEAT INDICES MAKING THEIR WAY THROUGH THE MID- PLANES INTO THE SOUTHERN PLAINS

>> SO YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT NEOWISE, WE'LL JUST CONTINUE TO NERD OUT HERE THIS IS PART OF THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN NASA AND THE EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY THEY'RE >>> IMAGES FROM THE SUN WE SHOWED YOU A MINUTE AGO, THIS IS PART OF THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN NASA AND THE EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY LOOK AT THE IMAGES THERE, THE CLOSEST IMAGES OF THE SUN EVER TAKEN THEY WERE TAKEN FROM A DISTANCE OF 48 MILLION MILES, BUT STILL CLOSE WHEN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT SPACE

THEY SHOW WHAT SCIENTISTS ARE CALLING THESE VERY TINY LITTLE FLAREUPS, THEY REFER TO THEM AS CAMPFIRES >> THAT IS COOL THAT IS COOL TO LOOK AT NASA HOPES THE IMAGES CAN APPARENTLY HELP SCIENTISTS UNDERSTAND THE SON'S DIFFERENT LAYERS, HOW IT DRIVES SPACE WEATHER, THAT CAN IMPACT US HERE ON EARTH >> THIS IS THE MOST TIME WE HAVE EVER DEVOTED PROBABLY TO SPACE DISCUSSION ON OUR BROADCAST

>> WELL, IT IS REALLY COOL BECAUSE THE EARTH, THE SUN IS IN AN 11 YEAR CYCLE AND THEY HAVE THESE SOLAR FLARES AND THOSE PLAYERS AMID HUGE AMOUNTS OF ELEKTRA MAC NATICK ENERGY WHICH CAN AFFECT THE SOLAR GRIDS, THE POWER GRIDS, AND ALL SORTS OF THINGS ELECTROMAGNETIC CONVERSATIONS SO, IT IS PRETTY IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THIS THIS IS REALLY COOL >> THE IMPORTANT QUESTION IS CAN YOU MAKE S'MORES? >> I KNEW SOMEONE WOULD MAKE A S'MORES JOKE

>> YES! >> YES YOU CAN >> OKAY KERRY, GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: WELL, GOOD MORNING, CRAIG YEAH

I'M OUTSIDE OF MARLINS PARK WHICH IS EMPTY RIGHT NOW ALL THE >> I AM OUTSIDE OF THE PARK WHICH IS EMPTY RIGHT NOW, AND ALL THE STADIUMS WILL BE EMPTY WHEN THE GAMES BEGIN NEXT WEEK NO FANS ALLOWED BUT MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL DOES HAVE A PLAN FOR THAT HEAR THAT RIGHT THERE? THAT IS THE PRERECORDED FANS AT PREVIOUS GAMES IT IS THE ATMOSPHERIC, AND THE GOAL IS TO PLAY THAT DURING THE GAMES AS A BIG DISTRACTION FROM OUR PANDEMIC

>> THIS MORNING, THE SOUNDS OF SUMMER COMING BACK MAJOR-LEAGUE BASEBALL, WITH A LONG TIMEOUT, AFTER BEING THROWN A CURVEBALL BY COVID-19 NOW, MLB'S 30 TEAMS ARE SET TO PLAY BALL AGAIN STARTING NEXT WEEK AT FIRST GLANCE, THIS MIGHT LOOK AND SOUND LIKE A BIG LEAGUE BLOOPER

BUT THOSE EMPTY STANDS, WITH THE ROAR OF THE FANS, IS ALL BY DESIGN IT HAS NEVER BEEN TRIED BEFORE, THOSE BUTTONS THERE, CONTROLLING THE PRERECORDED FANS SOUNDS THAT WILL MIMIC THE EXCITEMENT OF A REAL GAME >> THE ROAR OF THE STADIUM CAN GIVE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES SO MUCH ENERGY >> WHAT IS IT LIKE WITH THE FAKE FANS AND WHAT WILL IT LIKE — BE LIKE THE FANS TUNING INTO ALL OF THIS? >> THEY DEFTLY CAN GIVE YOU THE EXTRA GENERAL AND BOOST I THINK THAT IS SOMETHING WE WILL SEE AFFECT THE GAME

I AM NOT SURE HOW >> THE LEAGUE BELIEVES IT IS A HOME RUN IDEA FOR BOTH TV VIEWERS, AND THE PLAYERS >> IT GIVES THEM A LITTLE BIT OF A SENSE OF NORMALCY AND WHAT IS ADMITTEDLY A VERY AWKWARD SCENARIO TO PLAYING A GEEK — A BASEBALL GAME WITHOUT FANS >> WITH NO FANS AT THE OBSOLETE, MAJOR-LEAGUE BASEBALL IS HOPING TO EVENTUALLY SOCIALLY DISTANCE FANS IN THE STANDS

>> THEY ARE HOPING TO HAVE 25% CAPACITY, BEFORE THE YEAR IS OUT BUT, NOBODY KNOWS >> Reporter: WITH THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS EVEN HARD-CORE BASEBALL FANS ARE PESSIMISTIC >> I WAS READING SOMETHING, ONE OF THE SPORTSWRITERS SAID THE TEAM THAT HAS NINE PEOPLE THAT THEY CAN PUT ON THIS FIELD AT THE END OF THE SEASON IS GOING TO BE THE TEAM THAT WINS THE WORLD SERIES >> AMERICA'S PAST TIME WAITING FOR WHAT WILL BE THIS SHORT SEASON AND THE FIRST PITCH

>> I THINK WE WILL LOOK FORWARD TO A GAME AND FOLLOW A SEASON, IT IS SOME FOR PEOPLE OUT THERE, HOPEFULLY SOME SORT OF RELIEF AND SOME TYPE OF ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE FANS >> Reporter: AT LEAST ONE DOZEN MAJOR-LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 AT LEAST TWO PLAYERS SAY THAT THEY ARE GOING TO WEAR MASKS AND THE METS HAVE TAKEN IT ONE STEP FURTHER THEY ARE GOING TO USE CUTOUTS, SO IN ADDITION TO THE SOUND EFFECTS, WE ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO SEE PEOPLE IN THE STANDS, CUTOUTS ANYWAY, GUYS, I THINK THIS IS CERTAINLY AN INVENTIVE IDEA, WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK? >> YEAH, YOU KNOW WHAT, WHATEVER IT TAKES

IF WE HALF TO LISTEN TO SOME FAKE CHEERING, TO WATCH THE BASEBALL, WE WILL TAKE IT! >> I WANT TO BRING IT HERE! IT FEELS GOOD! THANK YOU, GREAT JOB LIKE WE ALWAYS SAY, ANYTHING TO RETURN TO NORMALCY, THAT FEELS GOOD >> WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE THAT IS WHY WE ARE DOWN HERE THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY

THAT IS ALL I WANT THEM TO SEE >> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY, THIS ISN'T ABOUT DONALD TRUMP >> THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING >> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE THIS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER? >> YOU NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY

>> WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ENACTED? >> HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN THERE >> WE WOULD LIKE TO SAY WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST-RACIAL AMERICA WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE ARE NOT >> I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT IS OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU ARE DIFFERENT

YOU JUST HAVE TO NOT FEEL LESS THAN, THAT IS MY THING >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS

>> WE ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6 AM EASTERN >> THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES IF THEY DON'T WORK >> WE ARE ON THE GROUND LEARNING FROM WHERE IT HAS HAPPENED

>> WE ARE BRINGING STUDENTS BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE WEEKS IN STAGES, SO THAT YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL IT JUST DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE IS TO BE OURSELVES >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES

THE UNITED PEOPLE >> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAS BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND THE HAND TO THOSE IN NEED

>> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED AND WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? >> DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ACTUALLY ORDERED, I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO THAT THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE? >> PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET FROM ONE ANOTHER ARE YOU WORRIED THAT THESE MAY DOVETAIL IN TERMS OF THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION AT THESE ONGOING PROTEST? >>> THE MORGUES IN ARIZONA'S LARGEST COUNTY ARE NEARLY FILLED WITH CORONAVIRUS VICTIMS, AND 600 HEALTHCARE WORKERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE COMING IN TO HELP ARIZONA'S OVERWHELMED HOSPITALS HERE IS WHAT ONE NURSE TOLD NBC NEWS >> THE PATIENT'S HERE ARE JUST AS SICK AS THE ONES I SAW IN NEW YORK JUST THE OTHER DAY, WE HAD THREE PATIENTS PASS WITHIN 10 MINUTES OF EACH OTHER

THAT IS HOW QUICKLY THINGS CAN TURN THE MAJORITY OF THE PATIENT'S ARE ON VENTILATORS DUE TO BEING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 SO, THE NUMBERS I THINK ARE DEFINITELY GOING UP EVERY DAY THE MAJORITY OF THESE PATIENTS ARE ALSO ON DIALYSIS THEY ARE VERY SICK

I THINK ONE THING THAT PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND, IF YOU ARE WORKING WITH SOMEBODY THAT HAS IT BUT IS NOT SYMPTOMATIC, IS KIND OF HARD TO TELL HOW SICK THESE PATIENTS REALLY ARE >> I FELT LIKE MY EXPERIENCE IN NEW YORK WOULD HELP ME FEEL BETTER WITH WHAT WAS GOING ON HERE IT IS PUZZLING, THAT NOT ONLY THE PATIENTS AND FAMILIES, BUT THE STAFF, SHARING WITH THEM WHAT I HAD SEEN, I WAS TALKING TO SOME OF THE STAFF YESTERDAY, AND THEY SAID THAT THEY REALLY APPRECIATED COMING BECAUSE THEY WERE WORKING 10, 13, 12 HOUR SHIFTS IN A ROW THEY ARE TIRED SOME OF THEM HAD GOTTEN SICK

THEY DON'T HAVE ENOUGH STAFF SO, THAT IS WHERE WE COME IN AND TRY TO HELP AND WORK RIGHT BESIDE THEM SO, WITHOUT HAVING THIS ABILITY TO COME HERE, IT WOULD BE SPECIAL THEY ARE HUMAN AS WELL >> BOND IS VISITING US FROM PHOENIX

GOD BLESS THEM FOR THE WORK THEY ARE DOING TELL US MORE ABOUT WHY THEY ARE COMING TO PHOENIX? >> I AM GLAD YOU JUST PLAYED PART OF THAT INTERVIEW WITH PATTY, SHE IS FROM MONTGOMERY ALABAMA, SHE SPENT TWO MONTHS IN NEW YORK CITY, AND IS NOW HERE IN THE THIRD WEEK IN ARIZONA, AND YOU HEARD HER SAY THAT THEY ARE HUMAN AND I AM HUMAN TO I THINK THAT IS WHERE THIS COMES DOWN TO WE ARE TALKING ABOUT MORE THAN NUMBERS

I CAN TELL YOU THAT WE ARE AT 150 AREAS ON — ARIZONANS THAT HAVE PASSED AWAY WE CAN INTRODUCE YOU TO PEOPLE LIKE PATSY, AND ANOTHER GENTLEMAN WHO I WANT TO INTRODUCE YOU TO , SHANNON YOU ARE FROM ARIZONA HERE THIS SPRING YOU WENT AND SPENT THE MONTH OF MAY AND JUNE IN NEW YORK CITY AND BROOKLYN YOURSELF YOU ARE AN ICU NURSE, DEEP BACKGROUND AND CRITICAL CARE

CAN YOU TELL US WHAT YOU SAW FIRST IN NEW YORK CITY, THOSE TWO MONTHS THAT YOU WERE THERE? >> I SAW THAT THEY HAD A VERY DIFFERENT APPROACH TO ISOLATING THEMSELVES, TO TRY AND QUARANTINE THEMSELVES FROM THIS VIRUS, FOR EXAMPLE, YOU DIDN'T SEE PEOPLE OUT AND ABOUT THOSE STREETS WERE VERY DESOLATE THERE WAS NOT VERY MUCH GOING ON AT ALL NO ONE YOU SAW WALKING AROUND KIDS AT PLAYGROUNDS AND PARKS

THINGS LIKE THAT YOU DIDN'T SEE PEOPLE OUTSIDE HAVING BARBECUES OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT THAT IS ONE OF THE LARGEST CONTRACTING THINGS THAT I SEE COMING BACK HOME PEOPLE WERE STILL UNSURE OF WHAT IT REALLY MEANS TO QUARANTINE AND THE HOSPITAL SETTING, I AM STILL SEEING PEOPLE WHO ARE CHOOSING WHEN TO WEAR THE MASK, IF WE KNOW A PATIENT IS POSITIVE, THEN WE WEAR A MASK

>> WHAT DO YOU WANT FOLKS TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT HOW MANY FOLKS DID YOU SEE PASSED AWAY IN NEW YORK? >> BACK IN NEW YORK AT LEAST TRIPLE DIGITS ABSOLUTELY COMING HOME AS YOU MENTIONED I HAVE ONLY BEEN HERE A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, I JUST GOT WIND YESTERDAY THAT A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE AND COWORKER, WE WORKED TOGETHER SINCE 2013, HE JUST PASSED AWAY WITH COVID-19 ONE OF MY GOOD FRIENDS AND COWORKER IS HOPEFULLY GOING TO DISCHARGE FROM THE HOSPITAL TODAY, AND SHE HAS BEEN POSITIVE WITH COVID-19 AND THESE ARE LOCAL PEOPLE THIS ISN'T MY EXPOSURE AND EXPERIENCE IN NEW YORK CITY

IT IS VERY CONCERNING >> WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT STAFFING, YOU SAW WHAT HAPPENED IN NEW YORK AND YOU ARE SEEING HERE, THERE IS MORE NURSES THAT WILL BE COMING IN ARIZONA TO ALLEVIATE THESE PRESSURES WAS THAT EXPERIENCE LIKE IN TERMS OF YOU KNOW, A NURSE WE INTERVIEWED EARLIER, WHAT IS IT LIKE BEING IN THOSE FACILITIES? >> I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING NEGATIVE TO SAY ABOUT THE FACILITIES, THEY ARE WORKING VERY DILIGENTLY AND AS QUICKLY AS THEY CAN TO TRY TO GET THIS THING RIGHT THIS IS NOT LIKE ANYTHING WE HAVE SEEN BEFORE WE DON'T HAVE A MANUAL OR A PLAYBOOK, BUT WHAT WE CAN DO IS UTILIZE THE EXPERIENCES AND EXPOSURES OF THOSE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCE THE BLUNT — FRONT OF THIS AND CONTINUE TO BUILD THAT PLAYBOOK

WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE PEOPLE DO IN OUR COMMUNITY IS FOCUSED ON PROTECTING ONE ANOTHER BY TRYING TO WASH HER HANDS, WHERE THESE MASKS, AND SOCIALLY DISTANCING THAT MEANS NOT ALLOWING THEIR KIDS TO GO TO PARTIES, NOT SETTING UP PARTIES, NOT GOING TO THE LAKE, NOT GOING TO CAMPING GROUNDS, BECAUSE YOU ARE STILL COMING IN CONTACT WITH OTHERS AND TO BE QUITE FRANK, YOU CANNOT ASSUME THAT EVERYONE IS DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING >> THANK YOU SO MUCH, AND GOD BLESS YOU, AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK WE WERE TALKING TODAY IS YOUR FIRST DAY OFF IN MORE THAN A WEEK AND YOU CAME AND JOINED US IN THE 110 DEGREE HEAT

THAT SHOULD PUT INTO CONTEXT, YOU SAID THIS IS OUR HOME IF THINGS BECOME MORE REAL, WHEN YOU START TO REALLY UNDERSTAND THE SPREAD OF THE IMPACT IN ONE'S OWN COMMUNITY, THAT IS GIVING YOURSELF TO NEW YORK CITY AND NOW YOU'RE BACK HOME SHANNON THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK AND EFFORTS HERE WE ARE STANDING IN FRONT OF THE MARICOPA COUNTY MEDICAL EXAMINER'S OFFICE, AND WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE NUMBER OF DEAD FOLKS IN THE STATE, THAT NUMBER CONTINUES TO RISE AND THEY HAVE BROUGHT IN, WE SHOULD NOTE, INTO THE LAST 24 HOURS, 4 BACKUP REFRIGERATORS TO USE AS TEMPORARY MORGUES >> IT IS AN UNBELIEVABLE SITUATION THERE, AND I KNOW HE CAN'T HEAR US, IF YOU COULD THANK SHANNON FOR ALL OF US HERE IN NEW YORK WHO ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR THE PEOPLE WHO CAME HERE TO SAVE LIVES, AND TO HELP PROTECT OUR CITY, YOU WILL MAKE ME CRY ON TV, I HAVE BEEN DOING THAT A LOT LATELY

I USUALLY DON'T BUT WE ARE SO VERY THANKFUL, IT IS PEOPLE LIKE HIM WHO HELPED US GET BETTER THANK YOU SO MUCH >> THANKS ALLISON I WILL PASS IT ALONG >>> AND EMOTIONAL WELCOME HOME, FOR MICHAEL JANSEN

>> I SHOULD'VE BEEN DEAD >> THE NEW YORK THAT WAS ONE OF THE PANDEMICS EARLY COVID-19 PATIENTS IN A COMA, AND ON A VENTILATOR, FOR 42 DAYS >> I WAS TELLING HIM, WE WANT YOU TO FIGHT, KEEP FIGHTING YOU CAN DO THIS

>> Reporter: MICHAEL'S DOCTORS TRIED A RISKY DRUG COMBO, AND UNPROVEN ANTIVIRAL CALLED REM TO SEVERE TOPPED WITH A CHEAP STEROID FOR INFLAMMATION >> YOU HAVE A PATIENT WHO IS DYING FROM NOT JUST THEIR INFECTIONS, BUT THEIR BODIES ON RESPONSE THAT IS WHY THE ONE-TWO PUNCH IS SO CRITICAL >> I KNOW THEY SAVED MY LIFE WITHIN 24 HOURS OF GETTING THE STEROIDS AFTER THE OTHER DRUG, I SHOWED IMPROVEMENT I STABILIZED

>> Reporter: RECENT CLINICAL TRIALS FOUND THAT IT CAN SHORTEN THE LENGTH OF DISEASE AND MIGHT EVEN SAVE LIVES THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, HHS, WAS SENDING IT FREE RECTALLY TO HOSPITALS CRITICS SAY HHS DATA ISN'T KEEPING PACE >> WE ARE MOVING THE SUPPLIES NECESSARY TO TREAT THOSE PATIENTS IN THE HOSPITALS IN THOSE STATES BUT IT IS NOT CLEAR THAT THOSE DISTRIBUTION MECHANISMS ARE IN PLACE

>> Reporter: HOSPITALS IN THESE HOTSPOT STATES TELL NBC NEWS, THEY ARE LOW ON THE LIFE- SAVING DRUG >> BY FRIDAY, WE MAY NOT HAVE ANY MORE >> Reporter: THE GOVERNMENT'S SUPPLY WILL RUN OUT BY SEPTEMBER, IF NOT SOONER AND THE PRICE TAG, IS ABOUT TO GO UP >> WE JUST CAN'T TRUST DRUG COMPANIES, NOT TO TRY AND PROFITEER ON THIS PANDEMIC >> DOCTORS FEAR PATIENTS TODAY WON'T BE ABLE TO ACCESS OR AFFORD ONE OF THE ONLY DRUGS WITH EVIDENCE BEHIND IT

>> IT IS NOT FAIR TO A PATIENT OR PATIENT'S FAMILY TO HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THOSE THINGS WHEN THEIR LOVED ONES LIFE IS ON THE LINE % THOSE THINGS % WHEN THEIR LOVED % ONE'S LIFE IS >>> DOCTOR JOHN JOINS ME LIVE NOW, AND DOCTOR JOHN, TEXAS, ARIZONA, FLORIDA, THE STATES OF CONCERN, WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE RIM DOES A BEER SUPPLY? >> ONE OF THE BIG THINGS TO REMEMBER IS THAT THE DISTRIBUTION IS MOSTLY THE ISSUE GOING ON HERE BECAUSE ALL OF THE SHORTAGES ARE PROJECTED TO NOT BE ACTUAL BAD UNTIL THE SEPTEMBER TIMEFRAME, SO DISTRIBUTION IS A BIG ISSUE RIGHT NOW AND IF YOU REMEMBER, THE GOVERNOR IN NEW YORK SET I WILL SEND SOME REMDESIVIR DOSES DOWN TO FLORIDA FLORIDA IS SAYING THEY HAVEN'T SEEN THOSE YET BUT, THAT IS WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN AROUND THE COUNTRY ESPECIALLY IN THOSE AREAS THAT ARE HARD-HIT, THE STATES YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT THE CONCERN THERE AGAIN IS THAT REMDESIVIR ALONG WITH THE STEROID, THE ONLY TWO DRUGS THAT HAVE SHOWN ANY LIFE-SAVING BENEFITS WHEN IT COMES TO CORONAVIRUS

GETTING THEM IN THE HANDS OF DOCTORS WHO THEN GET THEM INTO THE PATIENTS THAT NEED THEM, THAT IS THE MOST CRITICAL CONCERN RIGHT NOW MAKING SURE IT CAN HAPPEN TIMELY AFTER SEPTEMBER WHEN THE HHS DOSES RUN OUT, WE ARE NOT SURE EXACTLY WHAT WILL HAPPEN THERE THE EXAMPLE I CAN GIVE YOU IS RIGHT NOW IN FLORIDA, ONE HOSPITAL SYSTEM IS SAYING THEY HAVE ENOUGH THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK THEY WILL NOT GET RESUPPLIED UNTIL JULY 27, SO THEY ARE NOT SURE WHAT TO DO IN THAT PERIOD AND THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT CUTTING THE DOSING DOWN INSTEAD OF BEING 11 DAYS, CUTTING IT DOWN TO FIVE DAYS AND SEE IF THAT WORKS SO THEY CAN STRETCH IT OUT A LITTLE BIT MORE

>> DOCTOR JOHN, HOW ARE THE SUPPLIES OF THE STEROIDS THAT IS OFTEN PAIRED WITH REMDESIVIR DURING TREATMENT, ARE THEY RUNNING OUT OF THAT ALSO? >> THIS IS INTERESTING AS WELL BECAUSE THAT STEROID HAS BEEN SINCE THE 1960S, IT IS SOMETHING THAT I HAVE USED SINCE THE DAY I HAVE WALKED INTO A HOSPITAL AND STARTED TREATING PATIENTS IT HAS BEEN AROUND FOR SO LONG, IT HAS BEEN SUCH A CHEAP MEDICATION THAT IT IS A BIT UNEXPECTED TO FIND OUT THAT IT IS IN SHORT SUPPLY IT IS ON THE SHORTAGE LIST HAVING THAT ON A SHORTAGE LIST, HAVING REMDESIVIR ON A SHORTAGE LIST, THAT GETS VERY CONCERNING SO THE ISSUE HERE, IS MAKING SURE THAT THE SUPPLY GETS RAMPED UP BUT ALSO MAKING SURE THAT THE DISTRIBUTION HAPPENS WE DON'T WANT TO REPEAT THE VENTILATOR ISSUE WE HAD BACK IN APRIL WHERE SOME STATES WERE JUST CLAMMING FOR VENTILATORS AND OTHER STATES HAVE THEM BUT WEREN'T NECESSARILY USING THEM AND SO GETTING THAT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM WILL TAKE SOME KIND OF CENTRALIZED ORGANIZATION THAT IS JUST NOT HERE YET

>> DOCTOR JOHN, ORDERS FOR CONVALESCENT PLASMA HAVE INCREASED IN STATES LIKE FLORIDA, COULD YOU EXPLAIN HOW CONVALESCENT PLASMID TREATMENTS WORK AND WHAT THE DEMAND IS LIKE FOR IT RIGHT NOW? >> WITH CONVALESCENT PLASMA, WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU GET THE PLASMA WHICH IS ONE OF THE BLOOD PRODUCTS YOU GET FROM PEOPLE WHO HAD COVID-19, THEY RECOVERED FROM IT, THEY WAITED 14 DAYS AND THE TWO WEEK TIME PERIOD SO THEIR ANTIBODIES COULD BUILD UP AND THEY DONATE BLOOD THAT BLOOD HAS ANTIBODIES IN IT, THAT CAN SPECIFICALLY FIGHT COVID-19 IF YOU GIVE IT TO A PATIENT WHO IS NOW FIGHTING COVID-19, BUT NIGHT FIGHTING VERY SUCCESSFULLY, IT GIVES THEM A BOOST OF ANTIBODIES IT IS A VERY TEMPERATE RISING MEASURE LETTING THE BODY TAKE OVER AFTER THAT BUT IT DOES GIVE THEM THAT LIFE- SAVING BOOST TO GET THROUGH AT LEAST THE WORST PART OF COVID- 19 A BIT OF A SHORTAGE RIGHT NOW, PART OF THIS BECAUSE OF ALL OF THE CASES BEING DIAGNOSED OF CORONAVIRUS, THE FACT THAT DOCTORS ARE STARTING TO USE IT EARLIER IN TREATMENT, THOSE ARE CAUSING THE DELAYS SO THE ORDERS HAVE BEEN PUT OUT, IF YOU RECOVER FROM COVID-19, IT HAS BEEN A COUPLE WEEKS, SEEMED — THINK VERY MUCH ABOUT GIVING BLOOD

THAT BLOOD COULD BE LIFE-SAVING >> DOCTOR JOHN, LET'S TALK ABOUT SCHOOL REOPENING'S RICE UNIVERSITY SAYS IT IS GOING TO HAVE CLASSES IN OUTDOOR TENTS HOW DOES THAT REDUCE THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS AND ARE THERE OTHER RISKS THAT COME WITH A PLAN LIKE THAT? >> THERE ARE CERTAIN OTHER RISKS THAT COME WITH A PLAN LIKE THAT BUT OVERALL, IT DOES REDUCE THE RISK OF GETTING COVID- 19 BECAUSE WE KNOW NOW THAT IT DOESN'T PASS FROM PERSON TO PERSON AS WELL OUTDOORS AS IT DOES ENDORSE PART OF THE REASON IS BECAUSE INDOORS YOU HAVE A HARDER TIME SOCIAL DISTANCING BUT THE OTHER PART IS BECAUSE OF THE AIRFLOW INDOORS VERSUS THE OUTDOORS, THAT VIRUS CAN GET MORE DILUTED OUTDOORS

IT MAKES THEM, LET PUT THEM INTO TENTS BECAUSE THEY CAN BE OUTSIDE BUT ON THE OTHER HAND REMEMBER WE ARE HAVING HEATWAVE AFTER HEATWAVE, AND ESPECIALLY THOSE AREAS WHERE THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY ARE HUGE FACTORS, IT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO PUT STUDENTS ESPECIALLY THE YOUNGER STUDENTS OUT IN THE TENTS AND TEACH THEM IN SITUATIONS LIKE THAT, SO IT WILL HAVE TO BE LOOKED AT ON THE LOCATION BY LOCATION BASIS, IT MIGHT WORK FOR SOME PEOPLE ESPECIALLY IN AREAS WHERE THE TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY AREN'T THAT BAD IN OTHER AREAS IT PROBABLY WON'T WORK AS WELL YOU NEED TO HAVE CONTINGENT THE PLANS FOR MOVING PEOPLE INDOORS AND NOT GET STUDENTS BACK IN SCHOOL UNTIL THEY MAKE SURE THEY HAVE THOSE CONTINGENT THE PLANS IN PLACE >> DOCTOR JOHN, WHAT IS YOUR BEST ADVICE FOR PARENTS WHO ARE NERVOUS ABOUT SENDING THEIR GRADE SCHOOL KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL? WHAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD THEY TAKE WITH THEIR LITTLE ONES? >> OF COURSE THE MAIN PRECAUTIONS RIGHT NOW IS TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY UNDERSTAND THE LITTLE ONES UNDERSTAND WHY YOU SHOULD WEAR MASKS, WHY THEY NEED TO WASH THEIR HANDS, MAKE THAT HABITUAL IN THE FAMILY FRAME ITSELF SO WHEN THEY GO TO SCHOOL IT IS A HABIT THEY PICKED UP ON AND THEY CONTINUE TO DO

ALSO LOOK AT THE SCHOOL, SCHOOL SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN GOOD ABOUT PUTTING OUT A LOT OF INFORMATION LOOK AT THE SCHOOL, ASK THEM QUESTIONS, WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO KEEP MY STUDENTS BUT THE STAFF AND TEACHERS AND EVERYBODY ELSE SAFE? AND WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT NOW? IF YOU HAVE RISKY PEOPLE AT HOME, PEOPLE WHO HAVE PRE- EXISTING CONDITIONS OR MAYBE ARE IMMUNOSUPPRESSED, YOU WANT TO BE EXTRA CAREFUL AND YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE TAKING IT — TAKEN CARE OF AS WELL WHAT IF THERE IS A STUDENT WITH CORONAVIRUS? DO YOU HAVE A WAY TO ISOLATE THEM AND MAKE SURE THEY ARE AWAY FROM OTHER PEOPLE? WILL THERE ONLY BE 20 STUDENTS TOGETHER AT A TIME? HOW IS MY STUDENT GETTING TO SCHOOL? ARE THEY GETTING TO SCHOOL ON THE BUS FULL OF OTHER PEOPLE THAT MIGHT NOT BE IN THEIR POD THAT IS NOT A GOOD THING OR ARE THEY IN THEIR POD ALL THE WAY FROM LEADING YOUR DOOR TO COMING BACK TO YOUR DOOR? THAT IS WHAT A LOT OF EXPERTS ARE RECOMMENDING DO YOUR HOMEWORK NOW, BEFORE YOUR STUDENTS HAVE TO DO THEIR HOMEWORK, COME SCHOOL TIME

>> DOCTOR JOHN, IT IS SO MUCH TO THINK ABOUT, NO WONDER THE EDUCATORS PARENTS ARE CONCERNED, THEY HAVE A LOT TO CONSIDER THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR RUNNING US THROUGH THAT >> YOU BAD % OUT TO ALL THOSE % PARENTS % CONCERNED ABOUT % THEIR KIDS AND % THEIR SAFETY % THANK YOU SO % MUCH

>>> A MAJOR % >> A MAJOR FEDERAL TESTING SITE IN TEXAS SET TO CLOSE TOMORROW, EVEN THOUGH CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE STILL SEARCHING NBC NEWS REPORTER, PRISCILLA, IS AT THAT SITE IN TEXAS PRISCILLA, THERE WERE LONG LINES OF CARS THERE TODAY CLEARLY THERE IS STILL A NEED, SO WHY IS THIS SITE CLOSING? >> ALLISON, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE CAME THROUGH TO GET TESTED TODAY, AND THIS SITE WAS ACTUALLY SUPPOSED TO CLOSE ON TUESDAY, BUT WAS EXTENDED THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK, THROUGH FRIDAY, BECAUSE OF THE NEED HERE ONE THING ABOUT THESE NASS — MASSIVE TESTING SITES, THE IDEA BEHIND THEM IS THAT THEY COME INTO COMMUNITIES WHERE THERE IS A SURGE IN CASES, THEY TEST AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE FOR A WEEK OR IN THIS CASE A WEEK AND A HALF AND THEN THEY LEAVE, BUT WHAT IT DOES IS GIVES THE OFFICIAL AN IDEA OF THE COMMUNITY SPREAD, AND THEY ARE ABLE TO THEN FOCUS ON CONTAINMENT AND THE IDEA OF MAKING SURE THAT THE VIRUS DOESN'T YOU KNOW, BLOW UP AGAIN, BUT THAT THEY BEGIN TO BRING THAT CURVE DOWN, AND I ACTUALLY SPOKE WITH THE ADMINISTRATOR WHO HAS BEEN RUNNING THIS SITE DAY IN AND DAY OUT FOR THE PAST WEEK AND A HALF AND HE TELLS ME THAT THEY HAVE DONE MORE THAN 20,000 TESTS HERE, BUT THAT THE NEED IS VERY URGENT HERE AND IT IS VERY IMPORTANT PARTICULARLY FOR THIS COMMUNITY, TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT HE SAID

>> I THINK THAT THERE NEEDS TO BE CONTINUATION OF TESTING, YOU KNOW THERE IS OVER 15 MILLION PEOPLE HERE IN THE VALLEY, NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT WE ARE BORDERING ANOTHER COUNTRY, THERE IS PROBABLY EXCESS OF 3 MILLION ACROSS THE BORDER, THAT HAS A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT CONTINUE TESTING , IT IS PARAMOUNT TO KEEP ON IDENTIFYING STATISTICALLY WHERE WE SIT AND WHAT WE NEED TO DO AS FAR AS MEASURES FOR THE FUTURE >> THE SITE HAS BEEN CLOSING AT AROUND NOON, SINCE TUESDAY AND I CAN TELL YOU, IN THE FEW HOURS THAT WE HAVE BEEN HERE SINCE ENCLOSED, AT LEAST A HALF- DOZEN PEOPLE HAVE COME UP HOPING TO BE TESTED ONLY TO HAVE TO TURN AROUND, SOME OF THEM COMING FROM QUITE FAR AWAY TO BE TESTED, AND SO I MEAN I THINK THAT GIVES A SENSE OF THE NEED HERE, AND HOPEFULLY THOSE FOLKS ARE ABLE TO GET AN APPOINTMENT TOMORROW TO BE TESTED BEFORE THE SITE CLOSES FOR GOOD

>> PRISCILLA, FORGIVE ME, I AM GOING TO ASKING THE NEXT QUESTION AND GET DIALED BACK IN WHAT IS THE COUNTY'S PLAN ONCE THE SITE OPENS? WHAT KIND OF TESTING OPTIONS DO YOU ANTICIPATE WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR FOLKS THERE WHO ARE STILL FAIRLY IN NEED OF GETTING TESTED? >> A VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION, ALLISON THE COUNTY AND STATE, STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS HERE DO TYPICALLY STAND UP AROUND FOUR ADDITIONAL SITES PER DAY BUT THOSE SITES ONLY DO 3 TO 500 TEST PER DAY, AND SO THAT IS NOT NEARLY THE THOUSAND THAT WE ARE SEEING HAPPENING AT THIS MASS TESTING SITE AND SO I ACTUALLY JUST BOTH WITH THE COUNTY JUDGE, WHO TELLS ME THAT THEY ARE IN THE PROCESS OF FINALIZING A CONTRACT WITH THE UNIVERSITY HERE, THAT IS GOING TO HELP THEM TO BEEF UP SOME OF THAT TESTING IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER HERE THAT WHILE TESTING IS A BIG CONCERN, IT ISN'T THE ONLY CONCERN TEXAS HAS BEEN REPORTING RECORD NUMBERS OF HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATH, AND THAT IMPACT IS CERTAINLY BEING FELT HERE

TAKE A LISTEN TO HOW THE COUNTY JUDGE DESCRIBED THE SITUATION TO ME >> I HAVE NEVER BEEN IN THE COMBAT ZONE WHEN YOU HAVE LARGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE, OF BODIES, WHEN FUNERAL HOMES ARE TELLING ME THAT THEY CAN HANDLE SEVEN BODIES, FAIRLY EASY, THAT THEY ARE HAVING TO DEAL WITH 18 OR 25, THAT IS THE SCARY THING THAT IS WHY WE MUST FIND A SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM >> IN ADDITION TO MANAGING ALL OF THESE OTHER THINGS, THE COUNTY JUDGE TELLS ME THAT HE IS REALLY EMPHASIZING PREVENTION HERE, PARTICULARLY IN THIS COMMUNITY, IT IS A PREDOMINANTLY LATINO COMMUNITY, HE SAYS THERE ARE A LOT OF FOLKS WHO LIVE IN MULTIGENERATIONAL HOMES WHERE IF SOMEONE COMES HOME WITH A VIRUS IT CAN SPREAD PRETTY QUICKLY SO HE IS TRYING TO PROMOTE THE IDEA OF THE WASHING OF THE HANDS, THE WEARING OF THE MASK AND SORT OF STAYING AWAY FROM THOSE GATHERINGS IN ORDER TO CONTAIN THE VIRUS HERE IN THE VALLEY ALLISON? >> PRISCILLA, I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT THE GOVERNOR, A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN WONDERING IF HE MIGHT SHUT DOWN THE STATE AGAIN, HERE IS WHAT HE SAYS

>> PEOPLE ARE PANICKING THINKING I AM ABOUT TO SHUT DOWN TEXAS AGAIN, THE ANSWER IS NO, THAT IS NOT THE GOAL I HAVE BEEN ABUNDANTLY CLEAR, ALL WE NEED IS FOR PEOPLE TO WEAR MASKS, IF EVERYONE WEARS A MASK, NOTHING WILL BE LOCKED DOWN >> HOW ARE LOCAL OFFICIALS REACTING TO THAT? IS THAT THE NEWS THEY WANT TO HEAR? >> CERTAINLY NOT THE NEWS THAT THEY WANT TO HEAR, ALLISON LOCAL OFFICIALS ACROSS THE STATE HAVE BEEN CALLING FOR THE GOVERNOR TO GRANT THEM THE POWER TO ISSUE SOME SORT OF STAY AT HOME ORDERS IN THEIR JURISDICTION FOR WEEKS NOW, BUT THAT HAS NOT HAPPENED AND I WANT TO POINT OUT THAT GOVERNOR ABBOTT MADE THAT STATEMENT THAT YOU JUST PLAYED, HOURS AFTER THE STATE RELEASED A NEW DAILY RECORD IN TERMS OF DEATHS, AND POSITIVE CASES ON YESTERDAY, AND SO THE DOCTORS THAT I HAVE SPOKEN TO HAVE SAID THAT I THINK THE NEXT WEEK IS REALLY GOING TO BE CRUCIAL IN TERMS OF WHAT HAPPENS NEXT HERE WE SAW THE GOVERNOR SHUT DOWN BARS ABOUT THREE WEEKS AGO, HE REQUIRED THAT MANDATORY MASK ORDER TWO WEEKS AGO, AND THAT IS AROUND THE TIME THAT DOCTORS SAY WE SHOULD BEGIN TO SEE THE IMPACTS OF MITIGATION EFFORTS, SO THIS NEXT WEEK IF THOSE NUMBERS DON'T BEGIN TO COME DOWN, I THINK THAT THE GOVERNOR IS GOING TO HAVE SOME DECISIONS TO MAKE HERE, ALLISON

>> IT SOUNDS LIKE HE MIGHT, PRISCILLA THOMPSON IN TEXAS, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> AMONG THE CHAOS, A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE >> WE DON'T HAVE TO RETALIATE WITH ANGER WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE THAT IS WHY WE ARE DOWN HERE

THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY THAT IS WHAT I WANT THEM TO SEE >> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY, THIS ISN'T ABOUT DONALD TRUMP, THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS, FIRST THING IN THE MORNING >> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER? >> WHEN YOU NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY

>> WHAT IS THE POLICY CHANGE THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ENACTED? >> HERE IS SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN THERE >> WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH AND WHO IS LYING EVERY DAY? >> MORNING JOE, ONLY ON MSNBC >> WE ARE REMINDED, TIME AND TIME AGAIN, THAT WE ARE NOT >> I WATCHED THE MAYOR AS A MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT IS OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU ARE DIFFERENT, YOU JUST HAVE TO NOT FEEL LESS THAN

THAT IS MY THING >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS

WE SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIFE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6 AM EASTERN >> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING HERE IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES

>> THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US >> THE PEOPLE I SPOKE TO SAID THEY DON'T WORK, THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> WE ARE ON THE GROUND, LEARNING FROM WHERE IT HAS BEEN >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENT BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE WEEKS IN STAGES >> SO THAT YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE

>> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL IT JUST DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES THE UNITED PEOPLE >> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG

IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAS BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED AND WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? >> DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ACTUALLY ORDERED, I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO THAT THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE >> PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET APART FROM ONE ANOTHER FOR THE MOST PART

ARE YOU WORRIED THAT THESE TWO CRISES MAY DOVETAIL IN TERMS OF THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION AT THESE ONGOING PROTESTS? >> HOW DID BIT COIN SKIMMERS GET CONTROL OF SOME OF THE WORLD'S MOST HIGH-PROFILE TWITTER ACCOUNTS, LAWMAKERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE WANTS TO KNOW BARACK OBAMA, JOE BIDEN, BILL GATES, ELON MUSK, KANYE WEST, JUST SOME OF THE BIG-NAME ACCOUNT THAT WERE HACKED THESE SCAMMERS USED THOSE ACCOUNTS TO POST A MESSAGE ASKING FOR BIT COIN, SAYING IF YOU SEND $1000, I WILL SEND BACK $2000 TECH REPORTER, BEN, JOINS ME KNOW AND WHAT DO YOU KNOW SO FAR ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED HERE AND HOW BAD WAS THE DAMAGE, DO WE HAVE ANY IDEA? >> SURE, THE DAMAGE WAS VERY BAD IT MIGHT BE WORSE THAN WE CURRENTLY KNOW

WHAT HAPPENED, WAS A GROUP OF HACKERS EITHER CONVINCED A TWITTER EMPLOYEE OR GOT AN EMPLOYEE TO WORK ON THEIR BEHALF, TO GO BEHIND THE SCENES AND BASICALLY IT IS LIKE A MASTER KEY, LIKE A CONTROL PANEL THAT ALLOWED THEM TO CONTROL ANY ACCOUNT ON TWITTER THEY DID THIS BY CHANGING THE PASSWORD, BY SENDING LIKE A PASSWORD CHANGE OVER TO AN EMAIL ADDRESS THAT ONLY THE HACKERS CONTROLLED THAT IS HOW THEY USED BARACK OBAMA'S ACCOUNT TO TWEET THAT THEY COULD'VE USED ANYBODY ON TWITTER, IN FACT, THE SCARY PART, THIS IS WHAT WE DON'T KNOW YET, THE SCARY PART IS THAT YOU KNOW, WE DON'T KNOW IF THOSE DIRECT MESSAGES THAT THOSE PEOPLE WERE SENDING, SOMEBODY LIKE ELON MASK, WE DON'T KNOW IF THOSE WERE HACKED WE DON'T KNOW IF THOSE WERE AVAILABLE AND WE DON'T KNOW IF THEY EXIST UNTIL THEY ARE RELEASED

>>> SENATOR JOSH HOLLY WANTS TWITTER TO WORK WITH THE FBI ON THIS WRITING IN A LETTER, A SUCCESSFUL ATTACK ON YOUR SYSTEMS SERVERS REPRESENT A THREAT TO ALL OF YOUR USERS PRIVACY AND DATA SECURITY WHAT IS THE CEO SAYING ABOUT THIS? >> THEY HAVE BEEN PRETTY QUIET BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE FULL ANSWERS YET THEY SAID WE ARE PROUD OF OUR WORKERS, TRYING TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS THING AND THEY CAN'T REALLY GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS WITHOUT YOU KNOW, WORKING WITH THE FBI, WITHOUT WORKING WITH PEOPLE WHO WORK AND MONEY LAUNDERING AND THINGS LIKE THAT THE BEST CASE SCENARIO HERE, IS THAT SOME PEOPLE WHO WERE TRYING TO FILL UP A BIT WHEN ACCOUNT GOT ON TWITTER, DID THE DUMBEST POSSIBLE BANK HEIST OF ALL TIME, USED YOU KNOW, THE TWITTER ACCOUNTS OF VERY FAMOUS PEOPLE TO GO BASICALLY ROBBED THE BANK OF INNOCENT PEOPLE ON MY THAT IS A REALLY GOOD SCENARIO

THAT IS WHY INVESTIGATORS AND LAWMAKERS ARE GOING TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS BECAUSE THE BEST CASE SCENARIO IS PEOPLE ARE GETTING TAKEN FOR $300,000 >> IT SOUNDS LIKE A MOVIE I WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED IF ONCE THEY FIGURED OUT IT BECOMES ONE >> THESE HACKERS GOT TO A FORMER PRESIDENT, THEY GOT TO A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE, WHAT CONCERNS DOES THIS RAISE ABOUT ELECTION SECURITY COME NOVEMBER WE ARE GETTING EVER CLOSER

>> WE SHOULD BE PRETTY SCARED YOU KNOW, THIS IS THE VULNERABILITY THAT I THINK MOST OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC, I WOULD SAY ALMOST EVERY TECH REPORTER I KNOW DIDN'T KNOW IT WAS AVAILABLE THAT SOMEBODY AT TWITTER COULD ACCESS TWEETS FROM ANY ACCOUNT THAT MEANS THERE WERE PEOPLE AT TWITTER WHO CAN DO THAT TODAY IF THOSE PEOPLE ARE COMPROMISED, THEN THOSE PEOPLE CAN START A REAL MESS WITH THE DEMOCRACY

BY THE WAY, I DON'T WANT TO FLOAT SOMETHING THAT IS WAY OFF BASE HERE WITH % DEMOCRACY I DON'T WANT TO % FLOAT SOMETHING % THAT IS WAY OFF % BASE BUT WE WERE % JUST TALKING % ABOUT RUSSIA A % FEW SECONDS AGO % RUSSIAN INTELLIGEN WERE BLAMED IN THE GRU, THE ATTACKS WERE TARGETED AT BITCOIN AND USED THEM TO GO AFTER PEOPLE FOR THEIR INFORMATION THAT MAY BE WHAT IS HAPPENING THERE AND THAT IS SOMETHING WE REALLY NEED TO LOOK INTO

THAT IS WHY EVERYONE IS AFRAID >> WHO IS DOING THIS AND WHAT DO THEY HAVE THEIR HANDS ON A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE WORRIED ABOUT IT THANK YOU FOR TELLING US WHAT YOU HAVE FIGURED OUT SO FAR >> THANK YOU

>>> TOURISTS IN PARIS CAN GET A BIRDS EYE VIEW AND THE TOURISM INDUSTRY IS GETTING A BOOST THE TOP FLOOR OF THE EIFFEL TOWER AND DISNEYLAND, PARIS, ARE ALL BACK OPEN >> Reporter: HI ALLISON AFTER WEEKS OF LOCKDOWNS, SOME AREAS ARE STARTING TO OPEN AND TOURISTS ARE VENTURING OUT EUROPEAN CITIES LOOK VERY DIFFERENT THIS SUMMER AND IN SOME CASES NOT ALL THE HOTELS ARE OPEN AND NOT ALL OF THE RESTAURANTS ARE OPEN

IN PARIS, ONE BIG SIGN OF PROGRESS FRIENDS CELEBRATING BASTILLE DAY, THE COUNTRY'S NATIONAL HOLIDAY ANOTHER SIGN THINGS ARE GETTING BACK TO NORMAL, THE VERY TOP OF THE EIFFEL TOWER IS ALSO BACK IN BUSINESS WITH STRICT SOCIAL DISTANCING AND NO MORE THAN 250 PEOPLE ALLOWED UP TOP AT ANY TIME TOURISM BRINGS MORE THAN 230 MILLIONS TOURISTS TO EIFFEL TOWER

MOLLY HUNTER WAS THERE WHEN THE TOWER PARTIALLY REOPENED LAST MONTH TO SAMPLE THE EXCITEMENT >> THE ONLY WAY I GET TO THE SECOND FLOOR, 675 GRUELING STEPS THE EXERCISES WORTH IT NOW, SIX WEEKS AFTER LOCKDOWN ENDED, PARISIANS AND BRAVE TOURISTS ARE EXCITED OTHER LANDMARKS COMING BACK TO LIFE, DISNEYLAND PARIS IS PARTIALLY REOPENING

NEXT WEEK THE IN COUNTRIES MOST FAMOUS EXPORTS, THE STATUE OF LIBERTY, IS ALSO SET TO REOPEN WITH ITS OWN SOCIAL DISTANCING PLAN WHILE BACK IN PARIS, THE CITY OF LOVE, SOME RI RESIDENTS ARE HAVING TROUBLE FOLLOWING ORDERS PRETTY TOUGH TO DO THAT AT DISNEYLAND PARIS MASKS ARE REQUIRED OF THE THEME PARK AND SO ARE RESERVATIONS >>> IT IS THE TOP PRIORITY FOR THE ERNATION'S MEDICAL RESEARCHERS, FINDING A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE

DR ANTHONY FAUCI AND MARK ZUCKERBERG SAYS HE IS CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC THAT A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE VACCINE CANDIDATE COULD BE IDENTIFIED BY THE FALL >> BY THE TIME WE GET TO THE END OF THIS YEAR, THE BEGINNING OF CALENDAR YEAR 2021, WE MAY HAVE VACCINES, ONE OR MORE CANDIDATES, TH THAT IS SAFE AND EFFECTIVE >> ALEX AZAR IS GOING EVEN FURTHER HE PREDICTS AN APPROVED VACCINE COULD BE WIDELY AVAILABLE BY THE END OF THE YEAR

>> WE BELIEVE IT IS VERY CREDIBLE TO BE THINKING OF THE TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOSES OF APPROVED VACCINE FOR USE LATER THIS YEAR WITH HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS NDOF VACCINES EARLY NEXT YEAR >> THIS MORNING WITH THE DEATH TOLL RISING, EXPERTS WARNED THE US IS LOSING THE BATTLE OVER CORONAVIRUS TESTING WITH LONG LINES AT POP-UP TESTING SITES NATIONWIDE RESEARCHERS AT THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION WORN AMERICA FACES AN IMPENDING DISASTER IF IT DOES NOT AS DRAMATICALLY RAMP UP TESTING

4 1/2 MILLION TO 30 MILLION PER WEEK BY OCTOBER CONGRESS NEEDS TO SPEND $75 BILLION TO INCREASE TESTING, INCLUDING RAPID ANTIGEN TEST RESULTS IN 20 MINUTES >> WITHOUT THIS KIND OF A TEST WE ARE STUCK BETWEEN A ROCK AND HARD PLACE EITHER YOU SHUT DOWN THE ECONOMY AND PEOPLE EXPERIENCE SIGNIFICANT LEARNING LOSS, OR YOU KEEP THINGS OPEN AND YOU LOSE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS >> RESEARCHERS SAY TEST RESULTS ARE TAKING FAR TOO LONG, SOMETIMES TWO WEEKS, WHEN THEY SHOULD TAKE 48 HOURS OR LESS

A NEW REPORT FROM THE MEDICAL JOURNAL LANCET SAYS TEST RESULTS THAT TAKE THREE DAYS OR MORE MAKE IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE, TRACKING EVERYONE WITH WHOM PATIENTS HAVE HAD ITCONTACT >> WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOR WEEKS, AS CASES CONTINUE TO REACH RECORD LEVELS, HOSPITAL CAPACITY, ESPECIALLY IN HOT SPOTS, WHERE DOES THAT SITUATION STAND RIGHT NOW? >> RIGHT NOW ALIT IS LOWERED IN TEXAS AND ARIZONA AND CALIFORNIA JUST AS A SNAPSHOT, FLORIDA, RIGHT NOW THERE IS ZERO ICU CAPACITY AND FOUR HOSPITALS AND 40 HOSPITALS HAVE LESS THAN 10% ICU CAPACITY 1000 PEOPLE ARE DYING EVERY SINGLE DAY IN THIS COUNTRY, WHICH HAS DROPPED DRAMATICALLY OVER THE PREVIOUS FEW WEEKS

THIS IS BECOMING L A LOOMING DISASTER IN MANY CITIES ACROSS THE SOUTH >> THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS EVERY DAY EACH ACCUSING THE OTHER OF PLAYING POLITICS DURING A PANDEMIC IN GEORGIA, THE >>> IN GEORGIA, THE FIGHT OVER FACE MASKS IS HEADED TO COURT BRIAN KEMP IS SUING ALICIA KEMP BOTTOMS TO BLOCK THE CITY FOR MAKING FACE COVERINGS MANDATORY AND ROLLING BACK REOPENING MEASURES

IN THE 124 PAGE LAWSUIT FILED BY THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL, GOVERNOR KEMP CALLS THE MASK MANDATE UNENFORCEABLE SAYING THE MAYOR STATEMENTS CREATE AMBIGUITY AS UNCERTAINTY THE GOVERNOR ASKED THE COURT TO BLOCK THE MAYOR FROM ISSUING ANY FUTURE EXECUTIVE ORDERS THAT ARE MORE RESTRICTIVE THAN WHAT HE HAS PUT IN PLACE UNLESS MAYOR BOTTOMS IS RESTRAINED THE LAWSUIT READS, GEORGIA CITIZENS WILL SUFFER IMMEDIATELY AND IRREPARABLE HARM >> WITH THE SCIENTISTS ARE TELLING US IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO IS WEAR A MASK >> IN A VIRTUAL NEWS CONFERENCE OURS BEFORE IT BECAME PUBLIC, SHE WAS NOT CONCERNED ABOUT POTENTIAL LITIGATION >> I'M NOT AFRAID OF THE CITY BEING SUED AND I WILL PUT OUR POLICIES UP AGAINST ANYONE'S, ANY DAY OF THE WEEK

>> A DEFINED RESPONSE TO THE LAWSUIT THE MAYOR WROTE, BEING SUED BY THE STATE IS WHAT IT TAKES TO SAVE LIVES THAT WE WILL SEE THEM IN COURT IN A TWEET OF HIS OWN, THE GOVERNOR SAID HIS LAWSUIT WAS FOR ATLANTA BUSINESS OWNERS AND THEIR HARD- WORKING EMPLOYEES WERE STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE >> THIS LATEST ESCALATION COMES A DAY AFTER GOVERNOR KEMP, WHO HAS REFUSED TO MANDATE MASKS STATEWIDE, TO BLOCK CITIES AND COUNTIES TO ENACT THEIR OWN MASK MANDATE >> I HAVE BEEN FLABBERGASTED BY WHAT HAS OCCURRED HERE

OUR GOVERNOR IS CONTINUOUSLY CHOSEN TO MAKE A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY AND SOME TYPE OF MEDICAL ISSUE >> AMID THE BACK- AND-FORTH, GEORGES COVID-19 CASES CONTINUE TO RISE THURSDAY THE STATE ADDED MORE THAN 3400 NEW CASES AMONG THE HIGHEST SINGLE DAY TOTALS SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC ING THEM A REQUIREMENT, THAT GOES TOO FAR >> ALL RIGHT

BLAYNE, THANK YOU VERY MUCH JOINING US N >>> JOINING US NOW IS ATLANTA'S MAYOR KEISHA LANCE BOTTOMS GOOD MORNING TO YOU LET'S PICK IT UP RIGHT THERE GOVERNOR KEMP IS NOT AGAINST MASKS

HE HAS GONE AROUND THE STATE AND SUGGESTED PEOPLE WEAR THEM AND HE WEARS ONE HIMSELF, HE SAYS HOWEVER THAT YOU DON'T NEED A MANDATE TO DO THE RIGHT THING WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSE TO THAT? >> GOOD MORNING AND THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME THE ENTIRE LAWSUIT IS SIMPLY BIZARRE, QUITE FRANKLY SAVANNA AMIR JOHNSON INSTITUTED THEIR MASK ORDER 1 JULY, THE GOVERNOR'S HOMETOWN OF ATHENS, GEORGIA, INSTITUTED A MASK ORDER ON JULY 8 AND THEN WHEN ATLANTA INSTITUTED A MASK ORDER, SHE FILED A LAWSUIT AND IN ADDITION TO FILING THE SUIT BASED ON THE MASK MANDATE, SHE TAKES EXCEPTION WITH SOME ADVISORY BUSINESS REOPENING RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WERE MADE BY THE CITY AND IS SUING US PERSONALLY, MYSELF AND THE CITY COUNCIL, BECAUSE OF THE ADVISORY RECOMMENDATIONS

I DON'T THINK IT HAPPENED — THIS LAWSUIT CAME THE DAY AFTER TRUMP VISITED ATLANTA AND I POINTED OUT HE WAS VIOLATING CITY LAW BY NOT HAVING A MASK ON IN ATLANTA'S JACKSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT THERE ARE SEVERAL MAYORS ACROSS THE STATE WHO JOINED ME IN BEING PERPLEXED BY THE GOVERNOR'S ACTIONS AND WE CONTINUE TO DO WHAT WE NEED TO DO ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE WE HAVE BEEN ELECTED TO REPRESENT >> DON'T SUGARCOAT IT DO YOU THINK THE GOVERNOR IS MOTIVATED BY POLITICS OR DOING THE BIDDING OF THE PRESIDENT BECAUSE SOMEONE REMARKED THAT THE PRESIDENT VIOLATED SAVANNA'S ORDER BY NOT WEARING A MASK WHEN HE WAS AT THE AIRPORT? >> I ABSOLUTELY DO I THINK HE IS PUTTING POLITICS OVER PEOPLE AND IT IS INTERESTING , WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE DECISION- MAKING OF OUR GOVERNORS AND THEY WILL REMIND YOU, THIS IS THE SAME GOVERNOR WHO DID NOT KNOW WELL INTO THE PANDEMIC THAT IT COULD BE SPREAD BY A SYMPTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, HE DID NOT GO TO THE CDC FOR GUIDANCE, HE WENT TO AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY WHICH I'M SURE IS A FINE UNIVERSITY IN OUR STATE BUT IT IS CERTAINLY NOT EMORY UNIVERSITY OR THE CDC IN TERMS OF ITS EXPERTISE WITH INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL

HE WAS SEARCHING FOR AN ANSWER AND HE GOT IT AND IT IS THE SAME ANSWER AND THE SAME PLAYBOOK WE HAVE SEEN COME OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE >> I SHOULD SAY WE DID ASK GOVERNOR KEMP TO BE WITH US THIS MORNING AT HIS OFFICE DECLINED LET ME ASK YOU, YOURSELF, ATLANTA WAS LATE TO THE MASK MANDATE I THINK SAVANNA CAME IN ON JULY FIRST AND OTHER CITIES WERE EARLIER

IT IS SO IMPORTANT, HOW COME IT TOOK SO LONG? >> I WANTED TO WAIT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENED AND IF HE WOULD RESPOND TO SAVANNAH'S MANDATE BECAUSE I SUSPECTED THAT WHEN I DID SOMETHING ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA, IT WOULD BECOME PROBLEMATIC AND THAT IS THE REASON I WAITED TO SEE IF THERE WOULD BE AS RESPONSE FROM HIS OFFICE ABOUT SAVANNAH'S MANDATE AND THERE WAS NO RESPONSE THE LAWSUIT WAS FILED SOLELY AGAINST ME AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL THE DAY AFTER DONALD TRUMP WAS IN OUR CITY, AND SO IN A DAY, THIS IS ABOUT SAVING LIVES OVER 3100 PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN OUR STATE 106,000 HAVE TESTED POSITIVE MYSELF, MY HUSBAND, ONE OF MY CHILDREN ARE AMONG THE POSITIVE

I'M IN QUARANTINE AS WE SPEAK I TAKE THIS VERY SERIOUSLY AND I WILL CONTINUE TO DO EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE OF ATLANTA AND THE GOVERNOR HAS SIMPLY OVERSTEPPED HIS BOUNDS AND HIS AUTHORITY AND WE WILL SEE HIM IN COURT >> DO YOU THINK YOU WILL PREVAIL? >> I ABSOLUTELY THINK I WILL PREVAIL THE PEOPLE OF ATLANTA BY AND LARGE SUPPORT WEARING MASKS, AND WHAT WE ARE HEARING FROM BUSINESSES ACROSS OUR CITY IS THAT THESE INCONSISTENT POLICIES, IT IS MAKING IT DIFFICULT FOR THEM TO ENFORCE MASK MANDATES IN THEIR BUSINESSES WE HAVE REPRESENTATIVES FROM FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES, DELTA AIRLINES, ONE OF OUR LARGEST EMPLOYERS IN THE STATE, SUPPORTS WEARING MASKS, AND SO THE NOTION THAT WE ARE SOMEHOW INTERFERING WITH BUSINESSES OR PEOPLE'S RIGHTS TO WORK IS SIMPLY BASELESS AND A WASTE OF TAXPAYERS MONEY

WE NEED TO EXPAND TESTING AND CONTACT TRACING SO WE CAN GET TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS PANDEMIC >> I HAVE TO CUT IT OFF THERE FOR TIME BUT I WANT TO ASK YOU HOW YOU ARE FEELING AND YOUR HUSBAND AND YOUR SON HAVING BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19 YOURSELF >> WE ARE FEELING MUCH, MUCH BETTER NOT QUITE 100% WITH MY HUSBAND YET BUT COMPARED TO HOW HE WAS A FEW DAYS AGO, IT IS A MIRACULOUS TURNAROUND >> THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, ATLANTA'S MAYOR, KEISHA LANCE BOTTOMS I APPRECIATE IT SOPHISTICATED AND TARGETED ATTACKS >>> THIS MORNING RUSSIAN HACKERS ACCUSED OF CYBER INTERFERENCE AGAIN, THIS TIME HACKERS TARGETING COVID-19 VACCINE RESEARCH CENTERS US

, BRITISH, AND CANADIAN INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES ARE ACCUSING HACKERS THEY GO BY COZY BEAR AND APP 29 OF TRYING TO STEAL DETAILS OF THE DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF COVID-19 VACCINES THE GROUP COZY BEAR IS LONG BELIEVED TO HAVE TIES TO RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE BRITAIN'S CYBER SECURITY CENTER NOTICED THIS IN EARLY FEBRUARY >> IT IS ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT CASES AND THE MOST TARGETED AGAINST VACCINES >> RUSSIA DENIES THE ALLEGATIONS, CALLING THE UK'S ACCUSATIONS THE BAG AND CONTROVERSIAL

>> WE ARE TRYING TO FIND A VACCINE , AND TO HAVE THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT ENGAGED IN THAT ENDEAVOR — >> THE GROUP COZY BEAR WAS THOUGHT TO BE BEHIND CYBER ATTACKS OF THE CNC IN 2016 AND WHILE THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THEY WERE ABLE TO STEAL DETAILS THEY ARE NOT THOUGHT TO BE THE ONLY COUNTRY TRYING CHINA ALSO IS BEING CALLED OUT BY ATTORNEY GENERAL BARB >> HACKERS HAVE TARGETED UNIVERSITIES AND FIRMS IN A BID TO DEAL STEAL CORONAVIRUS TREATMENTS AND VACCINES SOMETIMES DISRUPTING THE WORK OF OUR RESEARCHERS >> THE GLOBAL RACE DEFINED IN VAN TIEU IS BECOMING A VIRUS OF ITS OWN

HELPED CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THAT BEHAVIOR WAS WASHINGTON'S PRO FOOTBALL TEAM IS UNDER NEW SCRUTINY THIS MORNING, JUST DAYS AFTER THE TEAM OFFICIALLY DROPPED THIS LONGTIME NICKNAME , WIDELY VIEWED AS A RACIST SLUR AGAINST NATIVE AMERICANS NOW MORE THAN ONE DOZEN WOMEN WHO WORKED FOR THE TEAM ARE ALLEGING SEXUAL HARASSMENT FROM TOP EXECUTIVES IN AN EXPLOSIVE REPORT BY THE WASHINGTON POST, AMONG THOSE COMING FORWARD, EMILY APPLEGATE WHO SPENT A YEAR WITH THE TEAM AS A MARKETING COORDINATOR NOBODY DESERVES TO BE DEGRADED AND TREATED LIKE THAT FOR ANY OF US WOMEN THAT WANT TO GET INTO A CAREER THAT IS A MALE-DOMINATED SPORT, WE SHOULD NOT BE AFRAID OF THESE THINGS THAT WILL HAPPEN >> APPLEGATE SAYS THE COMMENTS FROM HER BOSS CAME ALMOST DAILY

>> ANY SMALL THING SET HIM OFF HE WOULD CURSE AT ME AND USE DEROGATORY SLURS TOWARD ME >> 14 OTHER WOMEN ALSO DETAILED THEIR ACCOUNTS TO THE POST BUT REMAINED ANONYMOUS FOR FEAR OF LEGAL RETRIBUTION, INCLUDING SOME WHO SAY THEY SIGN NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS THREE OF THE MEDIC USED IN THE ARTICLE HAVE RECENTLY BEEN FIRED OR LEFT THE TEAM INCLUDING THE TEAM'S LONGTIME PLAY-BY-PLAY ANNOUNCER, LARRY MICHAELS, FORMER COLLEAGUES SAY MICHAEL HAD A HISTORY OF MAKING INAPPROPRIATE COMMENTS AND WOMEN, INCLUDING AN INCIDENT WHERE HE WAS CAUGHT TALKING ON A HOT MIKE ABOUT A COLLEGE AGE INTERN

IT IS NOT CLEAR IF HE EVER FACED DISCIPLINARY ACTION THEY ST MICHAEL RETIRED ABRUPTLY AFTER THEY ASKED FOR AN INTERVIEW HE RELEASED A STATEMENT READING PARTS, AFTER 16 GREAT YEARS MY TIME WITH THE ORGANIZATION IS OVER NBC NEWS HAS CONTACTED MICHAEL FOR COMMENT

WASHINGTON POST REPORTER WILL HELP BREAK THE CITY >> AS FOR THE WOMEN — >> THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE OR CARE ABOUT SOME YOUNG WOMAN, MAKING $32,000 YEAR, WHEN THEY HAVE SOMEONE THAT IS THE CMO OF THE COUNTRY, COMPANY THAT THEY HAVE TO PROTECT >> KNOW WOMEN HAVE MADE ACCUSATIONS OF IMPROPER CONDUCT AGAINST THE TEAM'S OWNER OR FORMER PRESIDENT BUT AT LEAST SOME DID BLAME THEM FOR FOSTERING A HOSTILE WORKPLACE >> WHAT IS HEARTBREAKING IS FOR ANY WOMAN THAT HAS TO GO THROUGH THIS, THE FACT THAT THESE YOUNG WOMEN WERE YOUNG, IT WAS THEIR FIRST JOB >> THE TEAM SAYS IT TAKES ISSUES OF EMPLOYEE CONDUCT SERIOUS ADDING, WHEN YOU ALLEGATIONS OF CONDUCT ARE BROUGHT FORWARD, AND THEY ARE CONTRARY TO POLICIES, WE ADDRESS THEM PROMPTLY

THE NFL HAS JUST PROVIDED NBC NEWS IS THAT INTEREST WANTS AND READS AS FOLLOWS, "THESE MATTERS AS REPORTED ARE SERIOUS AND BEING CONTRARY TO THE NFL'S VALUES EVERYONE IN THE NFL HAS THE RIGHT TO WORK IN AN ENVIRONMENT FREE FROM ANY AND ALL FORMS OF HARASSMENT WASHINGTON HAS ENGAGED OUTSIDE COUNSEL TO CONDUCT A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION INTO THESE ALLEGATIONS AND THE CLUB HAS PLEDGED THAT IT WILL GIVE HIS FULL COOPERATION TO THE INVESTIGATOR AND WE EXPECT THE CLUB AND ALL EMPLOYEES TO DO SO WE WILL MEET WITH THE ATTORNEYS ON THE CONCLUSION OF THEIR INVESTIGATION AND TAKE ANY ACTION BASED ON THE FINDINGS" >> WE HAVE THAT BUT WHAT ABOUT THE TEAM

WHAT ARE THEY SAYING ABOUT HOW THEY PLAN TO ADDRESS THESE ALLEGATIONS? >> NBC NEWS HAS CONFIRMED THE TEAM IS HIRED A HIGH PROFILE LAW FIRM TO LOOK INTO THESE ALLEGATIONS BUT ALSO THE TEAM'S CULTURE, POLICIES, PRACTICES, AND AMONG THOSE PUSHING FOR MAJOR CULTURE CHANGE IS THE NEW HEAD COACH RON RIVERA HE TOLD US TO GO MOVING FORWARD IS TO GET EVERYBODY TO UNDERSTAND THEIR POLICIES WE WILL FOLLOW AND WE HAVE AN OPEN DOOR POLICY WITH NO RETRIBUTION AND COACH RIVERA SAYS HIS DAUGHTER NOW WORKS FOR THE TEAM AND SO IT IS ANOTHER INCENTIVE FOR HIM TO FIX IT >> THANK YOU JEFF HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND

CALLING FO LEARNING IN MANY STATES DECISIONS NEED TO BE MADE QUICKLY >> THE MEETING IS ADJOURNED >>> THE MEETING IS ADJOURNED >> Reporter: IS THE DEBATE OVER WHEN AND HOW KIDS GO BACK TO SCHOOL RAGES ON ACROSS THE COUNTRY, EMOTIONS ARE HIGH FOR PARENTS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ISSUE

THE CONTENTIOUS BACK AND FORTH FUELED BY THE WHITE HOUSE >> THE SCIENCE IS ON OUR SIDE HERE WE ENCOURAGE FOR LOCALITIES AND STATES TO SIMPLY FOLLOW THE SCIENCE, OPEN OUR SCHOOLS >> Reporter: THE MATTER IS FAR FROM SETTLED WEEKS BEFORE THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS FOR SOME IN TEXAS, HOT SPOTS LIKE HOUSTON AND AUSTIN ARE DELAYING IN- PERSON CLASSES, AUSTIN IS PREPARING BY STOCKPILING PPE FOR SCHOOLS AND WAREHOUSES

>> WE ARE MORE THAN READY FOR THIS, FOR SCHOOL TO START FOR OUR STUDENTS >> IN NEW YORK CITY WERE SCHOOL STARTS IN PERSON , 2 TO 3 DAYS A WEEK IN SEPTEMBER, THE CITY HAS 100,000 EXTRA CHILDCARE SLOTS TO EASE THE BURDEN ON WORKING PARENTS AND IN FLORIDA, THE EDUCATION COMMISSIONER IS STANDING BY HIS MANDATE TO REOPEN IN AUGUST IN MIAMI-DADE, NOW THE PANDEMIC EPICENTER, THE SUPERINTENDENT SAID NOT SO FAST NOTHING CAN BE DECIDED WHILE THE NUMBER OF COVID CASES CONTINUES TO SPIKE MEANTIME IN ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, WHERE THE SCHOOL BOARD SAID SCHOOLS ARE OKAY TO OPEN WITHOUT MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING, KINDERGARTEN TEACHER DENISE BRADFORD IS UPDATING HER WILL

>> MY BOTTOM LINE FEAR WOULD BE THAT I GET INFECTED AND I DIE IT IS A VERY REAL POSSIBILITY IN THE WORLD WE LIVE IN TODAY >> THE SAME YEARS IN HIGH UTAH WHERE THIS HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER AND WIFE, — >> THIS IS LIFE AND DEATH FOR US >> Reporter: IN OHIO, MARY CATHERINE MALONE, WORKING MOM OF THREE, MISSING THE DIFFICULTIES OF REMOTE LEARNING FOR HER CHILDREN ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO HER SEVEN-YEAR-OLD SON WHO HAS LEARNING DISABILITIES SHE WANTS HER CHILDREN TO GET BACK TO SCHOOL BUT SAFELY

>> WE KNOW WE ARE SIMPLY NOT CAPABLE OF PROVIDING HIM WITH THE SAME SUPPORT AT HOME >> A MAJOR FACTOR ALSO COMES DOWN TO MONEY AND THE COST, CAN THE SCHOOLS AFFORD TO REOPEN AND THAT YOU WEIGH INTO IT SAFE >> IT CERTAINLY DOES SAVANNA, BY ONE ESTIMATE IT COULD COST RULES NATIONWIDE $245 BILLION TO REOPEN RULES AND EVEN BEFORE THE PANDEMIC THAT MONEY WAS NOT AVAILABLE >> WE WILL CONTINUE TO COVER THIS ISSUE THANK YOU VERY MUCH

AVAILABLE >> MIGUEL ALMAGUER WILL CONTINUE TO COVER THIS ISSUE THANK YOU VERY MUCH >>> LET US TURN >>> LET US TURN OUT TO ANOTHER HOT TOPIC, THE WEATHER MR

L ROCHER IS STANDING BY HOW HOT ARE WE TALKING? >> WE ARE TALKING THE HEAT INDICES, WHERE WE COMBINED HEAT AND HUMIDITY WELL OVER 100 DEGREES WE WILL BE WATCHING THAT ARE YOU READY FOR SOMETHING COOL? SOMETHING VERY ZEN? OKAY GET READY FOR, CAMILLE LIES

THAT'S RIGHT, WE HAVE A COMMENT, AN ACTUAL EVENT TO TALK ABOUT THIS IS THE COMMENT AND IT DID NOT MAKE IT UP THERE YOU SEE THE COMET OVER ENGLAND AND OVER NEVADA AND AGAIN WE GO BACK TO ENGLAND AND IT WILL BE KIND OF COOL TO SEE IF YOU WANT TO TAKE A LOOK AT THIS, HERE'S WHAT YOU DO YOU LOOK OUT TO THE WEST THIS WEEKEND STARTING TOMORROW, HOPEFULLY YOU HAVE CLEAR SKIES

IT WILL BE JUST OVER THE HORIZON IT WILL BE LOCATED JUST BELOW THE BIG DIPPER, KIND OF COOL, IT WILL APPEAR LIKE A FUZZY STAR WITH A TAIL YOU WILL WANT TO USE BINOCULARS OR A TELESCOPE TO SEE IT, BUT THAT WILL BE PRETTY NEAT TO CHECK OUT NOT SO NEAT AS THE HEAVY THUNDERSTORMS YOU WILL HAVE PROBLEMS SEEING IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS 6 MILLION PEOPLE AT RISK

WE COULD SEE TORNADOES AND IN FACT AS WE MOVE INTO SATURDAY, SAME THING, 9 MILLION PEOPLE IN MINNEAPOLIS, MILWAUKEE, ALL PART OF THAT DAMAGING WINDS THE REST OF THE COUNTRY, WHAT WEATHER IN NEW ENGLAND SCATTERED SHOWERS INTO THE GULF OF TEXAS OUT WEST PLENTY OF SUNSHINE, BUT HOT AND HUMID IN THOSE HIGH INDICES MAKING THEIR WAY THROUGH THE MID PLANES INTO THE SOUTHERN PLAINS >> SO YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT >>> IMAGES FROM THE SUN THAT WE SHOWED YOU A MINUTE AGO, THIS IS PART OF THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN NASA AND THE EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY

LOOK AT THE CLOSEST IMAGES OF THE SUN EVER TAKEN THEY WERE TAKEN FROM A DISTANCE OF 40 MILLION MILES, BUT STILL CLOSE WHEN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT SPACE THEY ARE CALLING THESE TINY FLAREUPS, THEIR CALLING THEM CAMPFIRES >> THAT IS COOL TO LOOK AT AND NASA HOPES THE IMAGES CAN HELP SCIENTISTS FIND DIFFERENT LAYERS AND HOW IT DRIVES SPACE WEATHER THAT CAN IMPACT THINGS HERE ON EARTH

MR ROCHER, THIS IS THE MOST TIME WE HAVE EVER DEVOTED TO THIS DISCUSSION ON OUR BROADCAST >> IT IS REALLY COOL BECAUSE THE SUN IS IN AN 11 YEAR CYCLE AND THEY HAVE THESE SOLAR FLARES AND THEY ADMIT LOTS OF ELECTRO MAGNETIC ENERGY WHICH CAN REFLECT AFFECT OUR POWER GRID, ELECTRO MAGNETIC CONVERSATION, SO IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THIS IT IS REALLY COOL >> I KNEW SOMEONE WAS MAKING A SMART JOKE

>> YES, YES, YES YOU CAN >> THAT IS HOW WE KNOW OKAY, — KERRY, GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: WELL, GOOD MORNING, CRAIG >>> I'M OUTSIDE OF THE PARK WHICH IS EMPTY RIGHT NOW AND ALL THE SPACE WILL BE EMPTY WHEN THE GAMES BEGIN NEXT WEEK

NO FANS ARE ALLOWED BUT MAJOR-LEAGUE BASEBALL DOES HAVE A PLAN FOR THAT DO YOU HEAR THAT RIGHT THERE? THAT IS THE PRERECORDED FANS AT PREVIOUS GAMES IT IS ATMOSPHERIC AND THE GOAL IS TO PLAY THAT DURING A GAME IS SORT OF A BIG DISTRACTION FROM OUR PANDEMIC >> THIS MORNING THE SOUNDS OF SUMMER COMING BACK MAJOR-LEAGUE BASEBALL WITH A LONG TIMEOUT AFTER BEING THROWN A CURVEBALL BY COVID, BUT NOW MLB'S 30 TEAMS ARE SET TO PLAY BALL AGAIN STARTING NEXT WEEK

AT FIRST GLANCE THIS MIGHT LOOK AND SOUND LIKE A BIG LEAGUE BLOOPER, BUT THOSE EMPTY STANDS WITH THE ROAR OF THE FANS IS ALL BY DESIGN IT HAS NEVER BEEN TRIED BEFORE, CONTROLLING THE PRERECORDED FAN SOUNDS THAT WILL MIMIC THE EXCITEMENT OF A REAL GAME, THE ROAR OF THE STADIUM CAN GIVE A PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE SO MUCH ENERGY WHAT IS IT LIKE WITH THE FAKE FANS AND WHAT WILL IT BE LIKE FOR THE FANS THEMSELVES TUNING IN? >> IT CAN GIVE YOU THAT EXTRA ADRENALINE BECAUSE THAT IS SOMETHING WE WILL SEE AFFECT THE GAME, I AM NOT SURE HOW >> THE LEAGUE BELIEVES IT IS A HOME RUN IDEA FOR BOTH TV VIEWERS AND THE PLAYERS >> IT GIVES THEM A LITTLE BIT OF A SENSE OF NORMALCY IN WHAT IS ADMITTEDLY A VERY AWKWARD SCENARIO, PLAYING A BASEBALL GAME WITHOUT FANS

>> WITH NO FANS AT THE OUTSET, MAJOR-LEAGUE BASEBALL IS HOPING EVENTUALLY TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE FANS IN THE STANDS >> THEY WILL HAVE MAYBE 25% CAPACITY BEFORE THE YEAR IS OUT BUT NOBODY KNOWS >> WITH THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS, EVEN HARD-CORE BASEBALL FANS ARE PESSIMISTIC >> ONE OF THE SPORTSWRITERS SAID THE TEAM THAT HAS NINE PEOPLE THAT THEY CAN PUT ON THIS FIELD AT THE END OF THE SEASON WILL BE THE TEAM THAT WINS THE WORLD SERIES >> AMERICA'S PASTIME IS WAITING WHAT WILL BE A SHORT SEASON FIRST PITCH

>> TO LOOK FORWARD TO A GAME AND FOLLOW A SEASON IS SOMETHING FOR PEOPLE OUT THERE AND HOPEFULLY IT IS SOME TYPE OF RELIEF AND ENTERTAINMENT FOR OUR FANS >> AT LEAST A DOZEN MAJOR- LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS OF TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID AND AT LEAST TWO PLAYERS SAY THEY ARE GOING TO WEAR MASKS AND THE METS HAVE TAKEN IT ONE STEP FURTHER THEY ARE GOING TO USE CUTOUTS SO IN ADDITION TO THE SOUND EFFECTS, WE ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO SEE PEOPLE IN THE STANDS, CUTOUTS ANYWAY I THINK THIS IS CERTAINLY AN INVENTIVE IDEA WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK? >> YOU KNOW WHAT, WHATEVER IT TAKES AT THIS POINT

IF WE NEED THIS TO WATCH BASEBALL, WE WILL TAKE IT >> WE SHOULD BRING IT HERE FOR PEOPLE TO CHEER FOR US, IT FEELS GOOD THANK YOU, GREAT JOB WE ARE ALL CLAPPING

THANK YOU ANYTHING TO RETURN TO NORMAL THAT FEELS GOOD RE FIRST MIGUEL ALMAGUER >> Reporter: FACING DOWN A PANDEMIC, TONIGHT IN SOME REGIONS, AN ABOUTFACE WHEN IT COMES TO WEARING MASKS

TODAY STATES LIKE ARKANSAS AND COLORADO NOW REQUIRING >>> TODAY ARKANSAS AND COLORADO ARE NOW REQUIRING MASKS IN PUBLIC IN TEXAS GOVERNOR ABBOTT SAYS HE WILL NOT SHUT THE STATE BACK DOWN BUT RESIDENTS NEED TO WEAR ONE >> IF EVERYONE CAN ADOPT THE PRACTICE OF WEARING A FACE MASK FOR THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS, WE WILL BE ABLE TO GET COVID-19 UNDER CONTROL >> THE CDC IN NEARLY EVERY HEALTH PROFESSIONAL AGREES MASKS REMAIN A FLASHPOINT ACROSS THE COUNTRY >> YOU HAVE TO WEAR A MASK

>> FROM COFFEE SHOPS TO GROCERY STORES — >> THAT IS LEGAL AND I DON'T HAVE TO >> MANY REFUSE TO WEAR ONE AS MANY RETAILERS LIKE WALMART REQUIRE ONE ONE SHOPPER PULLED A GUN ON ANOTHER AFTER DISPUTE ABOUT FACE MASKS IN UTAH MEETING ABOUT COVERINGS CANCELED WITH PARENTS INSIDE A PACKED ROOM REFUSING TO WEAR ONE IN ROUGHLY HALF THE COUNTRY, PLACES REQUIRE IT

>> AND GEORGIA, WHILE EXTENDING COVID RESTRICTIONS, THE GOVERNOR MADE IT A POINT TO PROHIBIT SOME CITIES AND COUNTIES FROM REQUIRING MASKS, EVEN IF CORONAVIRUS CASES SURGE TO HISTORIC NUMBERS >> OUR HANDS SHOULD BE TOTALLY AND UNEQUIVOCABLY WORKING TO FIGHT THIS VIRUS >> NBC'S BLAINE ALEXANDER IS IN GEORGIA >> HERE IN ATLANTA THE CITY'S MAYOR WHO WAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID HERSELF SAYS DESPITE THE GOVERNOR'S ORDER, MASK REQUIREMENTS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE, ADDING HER DECISION IS DRIVEN BY SCIENCE AND DATA >> IN FLORIDA OR MASK RULES VERY COUNTY BY COUNTY EMERGENCY OPERATIONS HAVE BEEN TRACKING THE VIRUS AND IT WAS SHUT DOWN AFTER 12 EMPLOYEES TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID

THE MIXED MESSAGING OVER FACE COVERINGS UNFOLDING ACROSS THE COUNTRY >> THIS DOES NOT MAKE SENSE WHY ARE WE WEARING MASKS? TO BE OUTSIDE? >> IT IS A SMALL INCONVENIENCE FOR THE GREATER GOOD >> WITH 34 STATES SEEING AN INCREASE BY AT LEAST 25%, MORE THAN 3 1/2 MILLION AMERICANS HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE VIRUS 600 OUT-OF-STATE NURSES ARE HEADING TO HARD- HIT REGIONS ARIZONA

>> I WOULD RECOMMEND AS STRONG AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN TO GET PEOPLE TO WEAR MASKS >> CALIFORNIA, ONE OF THE FIRST STATES TO REQUIRE FACE MASKS IS ONE OF THE HARDEST HIT AND THERE IS NO TALK OF LOOSENING RESTRICTIONS >> TONIGHT OUR NATION IS STRUGGLING OVER HOW TO — A PANDEMIC AS MASKS BECOME THE FACE OF CONTROVERSY NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES >> THIS IS TOM COSTELLO

NEARLY EVERY CORNER OF THE NATION'S PUBLIC TESTING SITE HAVE TURNED INTO TRAFFIC JAMS RUNNING DOWN SIDE STREETS AND HIGHWAYS NOW HEALTHCARE RESEARCHERS AT THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION WORN AMERICA FACES AN IMPENDING DISASTER IF IT DOES NOT DRAMATICALLY INCREASE TESTING FOR FOUR AND HALF MILLION PER WEEK TO 30 MILLION PER WEEK BY OCTOBER CONGRESS NEEDS TO SPEND $75 BILLION TO RAMP UP THE TESTING, INCLUDING RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS RESULTS IN 20 MINUTES >> AMERICA HAS TWO CHOICES

SHUT EVERYTHING DOWN OR LET HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS DIE MAKE OUR GROUP HAS COME TOGETHER TO OFFER AN ALTERNATIVE OPTION, WHICH IS USING TESTING AS A WAY OUT RESEARCHERS SAY TEST RESULTS ARE TAKING FAR TOO LONG AND SOMETIMES UP TO TWO WEEKS WHEN THEY SHOULD TAKE 48 HOURS OR LESS TONIGHT A NEW REPORT FROM THE MEDICAL JOURNAL LANCET SAYS TEST RESULTS THAT TAKE THREE DAYS OR MORE MAKE IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS THE CHALLENGE IS TRACING EVERYONE WITH WHOM THEY HAD CONTACT, FAMILY, FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS, STORE CLERKS, EVEN THE FOOD DELIVERY PERSON

RESEARCHERS SAY EACH INFECTED PERSON TRANSMITS THE VIRUS TO ANOTHER 2 1/2 PEOPLE PHYSICAL DISTANCING CAN CUT THAT NUMBER IN HALF IN NEW YORK, AARON WEEKS, STAY AT HOME FOR TWO WEEKS WAITING FOR HIS TEST RESULTS >> IT IS VERY DIFFICULT FOR PEOPLE TO BE RESPONSIBLE, ESPECIALLY YOUNGER PEOPLE, WHEN IT TAKES 14 DAYS TO GET THERE TEST RESULTS >> Reporter: BECAUSE THE COUNTRY IS NOT KEEPING UP WITH THE VIRUS, QUESTIONS ARE FLOODING ERS AND ICUS

IN HOUSTON THE ARMY HAS BEEN CALLED IN TO HELP AT ONE HOSPITAL >> PATIENTS ARE SICK AND THIS ISN'T THE WAY I WANT TO DIE I DON'T WANT TO DIE LIKE I CAN'T BREATHE EVEN THOUGH I AM ON A VENTILATOR >> AND MEMORIAL REGIONAL HOSPITAL OUTSIDE OF MIAMI, THEY TURNED AN AUDITORIUM INTO A PATIENT BOARD >> THE PATIENTS CONTINUE TO CLIMB EXPONENTIALLY AND WE ARE MAKING EVERY EFFORT TO NEVER EVER TURN A PATIENT AWAY

>> THE NUMBERS KEEP CLIMBING NEARLY 1000 PEOPLE ARE DYING IN THE UNITED STATES EVERY SINGLE DAY AND THAT IS UP 50% OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS >> TONIGHT WITH PEOPLE IN SOME STATES FACING LONG WAIT TIMES TO GET RESULTS FROM TESTING, COULD A NEW SOLUTION VIA TEST THE WORKS LIKE A BREATHALYZER? >> IT IS A LOT MORE EFFICIENT, ALMOST REAL-TIME THE RESULTS IT IS A LOT CHEAPER AND IT IS MUCH MORE CONVENIENT

>> AND FINLAND SCIENTISTS ARE DEVELOPING A GROUNDBREAKING APPROACH THAT DELIVERS RESULTS IMMEDIATELY >> WHAT ADVANTAGES ARE THERE? >> THE BENEFIT IS WE CAN PROVIDE ALMOST REAL-TIME SOLUTIONS, OUR TURNAROUND TIME IS JUST TWO MINUTES >> NANO SENSORS DETECT WHAT OUR LUNGS PRODUCE IDENTIFYING THINGS IN OUR BODIES JUST LIKE A BLOOD TEST THE COMPANY — LEVELS THAT CORRESPOND TO POSITIVE COVID PATIENTS EVEN IF THEY ARE ASYMPTOMATIC THEIR SHIPPING TO AFRICA, SAN FRANCISCO TO GATHER MORE DATA

A SIMILAR TECHNIQUE USED IN THE PATH DEVELOPED A SUCCESSFUL TEST FOR TUBERCULOSIS THE HOPE IS THAT THIS COULD SOLVE A TESTING TRILEMMA AROUND COVID-19 >> THERE IS NOT ENOUGH TESTING CAPACITY TO TESTS A MASS POPULATION IN A SHORT TIMEFRAME WE ARE OPENING UP THAT BOTTLENECK >> RESEARCH SUGGESTS BREATHALYZERS ARE FASTER CHEAPER AND EASIER

IT WILL FIND OUT FOR SURE WHEN THE TRIALS FINISH IN FOUR WEEKS TIME >> TONIGHT RUSSIAN HACKERS ARE TRYING TO STEAL CORONAVIRUS VACCINE RESEARCH FROM AMERICAN, CANADIAN, AND BRITISH HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS ACCORDING TO THE COUNTRY'S INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES THE HEAD OF BRITAIN'S CYBER SECURITY SAID THEY FIRST NOTICED THE HACKING ATTEMPT IN FEBRUARY >> IT IS NO SURPRISE WE CALL IT OUT IN THE STRONGEST POSSIBLE TERMS AND WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN FIGHT AGAINST IT

>> THEY SAY THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THEY STOLE DATA ONLY THAT THEY INFILTRATED WITH MALWARE AND SPEARFISHING COZY BEAR IS BELIEVED TO BE BACKED BY RUSSIA AND IMPLICATED IN RUSSIAN ATTACKS AT THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE IN 2016 RUSSIAN DENIED THE ATTEMPTS ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR WARNED ABOUT THE THREAT OF HACKERS WHO THE FBI SAYS TRY TO STILL RESORT VACCINE RESEARCH IN MAY >> THEY HAVE TARGETED AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES AND FIRMS IN A BID TO STEAL THE I

T RELATED TO VACCINES SOMETIMES DISRUPTING THE WORK OF OUR RESEARCHERS >> THIS COMES AS BRITISH RESEARCHERS GET CLOSER TO A VACCINE JOHNSON & JOHNSON HOPES TO START HUMAN TRIALS AHEAD OF — BENEFIT OF ALL MANKIND IS NOT CONSIDERED OFF LIMITS

>> THINK OF THE POLITICAL BENEFITS IF WE HAVE THE VIRUS IN THE VACCINE AND THEY HAVE THE CURE, A CURE SO VALUABLE IT MAY BE WORTH STEALING MATT BRADLEY, NBC NEWS >>> TONIGHT THE FBI IS LEADING A NEW INVESTIGATION INTO THE MOST HIGH PROFILE HACK IN TWITTER HISTORY SOME ACCOUNTS OF THE MOST FAMOUS USERS INCLUDING BARACK OBAMA, JOE BIDEN, JEFF BEZOS AND KANYE WEST WERE TAKEN OVER BY CYBER CRIMINALS YESTERDAY

UNIDENTIFIED HACKERS USED THE ACCOUNTS TO ASK PEOPLE TO SEND THEM BIG COINS PROMISING TO DOUBLE THEIR MONEY, SCAMMING THEM OVER $100,000 TWITTER IS COOPERATING WITH THE FBI AND IS TAKING STEPS TO ENSURE THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN AGAIN THEY CALLED THE INCIDENT A COORDINATED ENGINEERING SOCIAL ATTACK BY PEOPLE WHO SUCCESSFULLY TARGETED OF OUR EMPLOYEES WITH ACCESS TO INTERNAL SYSTEMS >> THE SOCIAL ENGINEER IS GOING TO TRY TO GAIN ACCESS TO A SYSTEM OR MONEY OR DATA BY TRYING TO LEVERAGE AND EXPLOIT A PERSON, WHETHER THAT IS SUSCEPTIBILITY TO BEING BRIBED OR TRYING TO GAIN ACCESS TO THEIR CREDENTIALS BY FISHING THEM OVER EMAIL >> SOME ARE DEMANDING ANSWERS AND REPUBLICAN SENT A LETTER TO JACK DORSEY ASKING WHETHER TRUMP'S ACCOUNT IS UNDER THREAT

DEMOCRAT RICHARD BLUMENTHAL SAID THIS ATTACK BODES ILL FOR NOVEMBER BALLOTING >> THIS WAS A CLOSE CALL THROUGH CONTROLLING THE TWITTER ACCOUNTS OF MAJOR CEOS THEY COULD'VE TANKED THE STOCK PRICES OF THOSE COMPANIES, THEY COULD'VE USED THE POLITICIAN ACCOUNTS TO CREATE WORLDWIDE PANIC >> A WAKE UP CALL WITH LESS THAN FOUR MONTHS UNTIL ELECTION DAY JO LING KENT, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES

>>> TONIGHT A STUNNING ACCUSATION FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NICE, MARY TRUMP TELLING MSNBC'S RACHEL MADDOW SHE HEARD THE PRESIDENT USE ANTI-SEMITIC SLURS AND THE LETTER AND WORD >> JUST TO ASK IF THE PRESIDENT, YOUR UNCLE WAS AN EXCEPTION TO THAT IN YOUR FAMILY OR IF HE, IF YOU EVER HEARD HIM EXPRESS EITHER ANTI- SEMITIC SLURS OR THE LETTER AND WORD OR OTHER RACIST WORDS OR OTHER SENTIMENTS LIKE THAT DO YOU MEAN THIS AS AN AMBIENT THING IN YOUR FAMILY OR DID YOU HEAR IT FROM HIM, TOO? >> OH YES, OF COURSE I DID I DON'T THINK THAT SHOULD SURPRISE ANYBODY GIVEN HOW VIRULENTLY RACIST HE IS TODAY >> HAVE YOU HEARD THE PRESIDENT USE THE N WORD? >> YES

>> AND ANTI- SEMITIC SLURS SPECIFICALLY? >> YES >> THE WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL IN RESPONSE TELLS NBC NEWS THIS IS A BOOK OF FALSEHOOD PLAYED AND SIMPLE THE PRESIDENT DOES NOT USE THOSE WORDS THE RECENT, RELIED ON RACE FREDERICK TO FIRE UP HIS BASE BUT ANOTHER NEW ROUND OF POLLS SHOW SOME TRAILING JOE BIDEN BY DOUBLE DIGITS NATIONWIDE AND IN KEY BATTLEGROUND STATES

A NEW NBC NEWS WALL STREET JOURNAL POLL FINDS THE PRESUMPTIVE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE WITH AN 11 POINT NATIONAL LEAD OVER PRESIDENT TRUMP, AMONG REGISTERED VOTERS IN BATTLEGROUND STATES, BIDEN HOLDS A COMBINED LEAD OF 12 POINTS AND THE PRESIDENT LATE WEDNESDAY SHOOK UP HIS CAMPAIGN STAFF HE DEMOTED CAMPAIGN MANAGER BRAD PARK MAIL PLACING HIM WITH BILL STEFFY AND, A VETERAN REPUBLICAN OPERATIVE IN THAT NEW NBC WALL STREET JOURNAL POLL 33% OF AMERICANS APPROVE OF THE PRESIDENT'S HANDLING OF RACE RELATIONS >>> IS THE DEBATE OVER OPENING SCHOOLS INTENSIFIES, A STUNNING NEW STATISTIC FROM FLORIDA, 31% OF KIDS TESTED FOR COVID-19 WERE POSITIVE

MORE THAN 16,000 EXPERTS WARN THERE ARE CAVEATS >> THESE ARE KIDS WERE TESTED BECAUSE THEY MORE THAN LIKELY HAD SYMPTOMS THIS IS NOT INDICATIVE OF KIDS OVERALL >> HOSPITALIZATIONS FOR CHILDREN REMAIN RARE AND NATIONWIDE THE DEATH RATE FOR COVID PATIENTS UNDER AGE 25 IS LESS THAN

1% IT COMES AS SOME SCHOOLS ARE ALREADY IN SESSION AT WESTFIELD DAY CARE CENTER IN NEW JERSEY, SUMMER SCHOOL IS OPEN FOR KIDS 18 MONTHS TO KINDERGARTEN WITH A NEW ROUTINE NO ONE WITH A TEMPERATURE OF 1004 OR ABOVE CAN COME TO CLASS AND PARENTS SAY GOODBYE OUTSIDE

>> IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO SEND THE KIDS HERE >> THEY CUT CAPACITY FROM 100 DOWN TO 40 AND THE KIDS LEARNED SMALL GROUPS OF 10 OR WHAT SOME EXPERTS CALL PODS, REDUCING CONTACT WITH OTHERS SO IF SOMEONE GETS SICK, THE POD CAN BE QUARANTINED >> THERE IS ALWAYS A RISK BUT IF IT IS GOING AS SMOOTHLY AS HERE, I THINK CHILDREN NEED IT THEY NEED TO BE WITH OTHER CHILDREN >> TEACHERS PUT THE KIDS AT SIX FEET APART AND MASKS ARE OPTIONAL AND EACH CHILD BRINGS THEIR OWN SUPPLIES

THEY EAT LUNCH AT THEIR DESK, NOT IN THE CAFETERIA ALMOST EVERYTHING ELSE HAPPENS OUTSIDE STAFF SANITIZES HIGH TOUCH SURFACES BETWEEN GROUPS THIS BALANCES SCHOOL AND SAFETY >> HOW HAPPY ARE YOU TO BE BACK IN SCHOOL? >> SUPERDUPER

YEAH >> IT HAS BEEN THREE WEEKS AND SO FAR NO KIDS OF GOTTEN SICK BIGGER SCHOOLS WILL HAVE OUR CHALLENGES WITH THIS KIND OF SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SOME EXPERTS WANT TO GO FURTHER YESTERDAY THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE, URGED SCHOOLS TO OPEN BUT RECOMMENDED MASKS FOR ALL TEACHERS AND STUDENTS >>> TIFFANY McGEE COULD NOT BELIEVE IT

THE PHONE CALL NO MOTHER WANTS TO HEAR >> I DID NOT KNOW IF HE WAS ALIVE OR NOT THEY SAID HE HAD A GUNSHOT WOUND >> DID THEY MENTION A DEPUTY SHOT HIM? BACK NO ONE SAID ANYTHING NO ONE SAID AN OFFICER SHOT MY CHILD

>> IN MARCH, HER 14-YEAR-OLD SON WAS IN THE HOSPITAL AND HAD BEEN RIDING WITH A GROUP McGEE SAYS HE DID NOT KNOW THAT THEY TRIED TO STOP THE CAR IN THE NEW ORLEANS SUBURB AND THE DRIVER STOPPED AND BAILED OUT IN THE THREE TEENAGERS STARTED RUNNING McGEE DROPPED JUMPED THE SPENCE AND DEPUTIES CAUGHT UP WITH HIM >> DID YOU REALIZE THE OFFICERS HAD DRAWN THEIR WEAPONS? WHERE DID THEY SHOOT YOU? >> IN MY BACK

>> Reporter: THE ORIGINAL INCIDENT REPORTS DID NOT MENTION THE OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING THREE MONTHS LATER TREMAL WAS CHARGED WITH RESISTING AN OFFICER >>'S ONLY PUBLIC STATEMENT ON THE INCIDENT, THE SHERIFF SAID THE AGENCY WAS INVESTIGATING >> RECORDS ARE PROTECTED NOTHING IS BEING HIDDEN

I DID NOT KNOW IF IT WAS REPORTED OR NOT REPORTED THREE MONTHS AGO >> TIFFANY McGEE SAYS SHE STRUGGLED TO GET ANSWERS ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED THAT NIGHT >> SHE RECORDED HER INTERACTIONS WITH THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE >> MY SON HAS A WOUND THAT WILL NEVER GO AWAY TELL ME YOU DON'T REMEMBER, YOU DIDN'T KNOW? THAT DID NOT SIT WELL

>> Reporter: SHE IS NOW ONE OF SEVERAL FAMILIES IN THE PARISH CALLING FOR CHANGE NBC NEWS FOUND IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS AT LEAST 12 BLACK AND LATINO MEN AND BOYS HAVE DIED DURING ENCOUNTERS WITH THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE BUT THE SHERIFF HAS REJECTED CALLS TO USE BODY CAMERAS AND THAT IS A KEY REFORM THAT NEIGHBORING NEW ORLEANS HAS EMBRACED NO JUSTIFICATION FOR IT >> THE ATTORNEY SAYS, DEADLY FORCE SHOULD ONLY BE USED IN THE MOST PRUDENT CASES AND A 14- YEAR-OLD CHILD LAYING ON THE GROUND TRYING TO COMPLY IS ABSOLUTELY, OBJECTIVELY, NO REASON TO USE DEADLY FORCE AT ALL KNOW WHAT YOU SAY TO THE PEOPLE LOOKING AT THIS CASE WHO MIGHT THINK, OKAY, BUT WHY DID HE RUN? >> RUNNING IS NOT A DEATH PENALTY

THERE IS NO JUSTIFICATION FOR SHOOTING AN UNARMED CHILD IN THE BACK THERE ISN'T THERE ISN'T >> SHERIFF'S OFFICE DECLINED OUR REQUEST FOR AN ON CAMERA INTERVIEW SETTING CHILD PRIVACY LAWS THE OFFICE ALSO DECLINED TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT POLICIES AND — TIFFANY McGEE SAYS SHE WILL STOP PUSHING

>> ONCE MY VOICE WILL BE HEARD, I'M GOING TO LET IT BE HEARD >> ONE MOTHER WHO WILL NOT STAYILENT >>> THIS TARGET HERE IS IN NEW YORK THEY ARE TRADING OVER 1800 IMAGES OF CHILDREN THAT ARE 12 AND YOUNGER >> I ALWAYS THOUGHT, THIS GUY IS GOING TO LIVE HIS BEST LIFE HAVING DONE THE THINGS HE HAS DONE WITH NO CONSEQUENCE

>> IN NOVEMBER 2015 SHE GOT A CALL FROM HER PARENTS >> I REMEMBER MY HEART WAS PALPITATING, I MEMBER MY HANDS GETTING SWEATY >> HER HALF- BROTHER HAD BEEN ARRESTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY CHARGES THERE ARE MEMBER JUMPING ON THE COMPUTER RIGHT AWAY GOOGLING IT AND IT WAS TRUE AND THERE IT WAS RIGHT THERE, PICTURE OF MY BROTHER, HIS MUG SHOT, WITH A PICTURE OF HIM IN THE NEWS I WAS LIKE WOW, THIS IS REAL

>> GETTING IN TOUCH WITH THE INVESTIGATOR IN THE CASE OF — >> I EXPLAINED I WAS A VICTIM OF CHILD MOLESTATION FOR MANY YEARS BY HIM >>'S ATTORNEY DID NOT RESPOND TO HER REQUEST FOR COMMENT THE POLICE USED A CHILD PROTECTION SYSTEM, TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED BY ANON PROFIT CHILD RESCUE COALITION A TOOL THAT HELPS THEM TRACK AND IDENTIFY PEOPLE WHO DOWNLOAD AND SHARE CHILD INFORMATION ONLINE >> WE CAN CLICK ON IT AND THIS GIVES THE INVESTIGATOR A FULL VIEW OF THIS PREDATOR, SO WE CATEGORIZE ALL THE DIFFERENT FILES THAT THEY ARE TRACKING

>> THE FILES OF THE CPS TRACKS HAVE BEEN FILED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AND DETERMINED TO BE MINORS THE MATERIALS TYPICALLY COME FROM DEVICES USED SUSPECTS THIS ROLLS OUT MATERIALS THAT EITHER IS A LEGAL OR PRIORITY FOR PROSECUTION LIKE MINORS CONSENSUALLY SEXTING OTHER MINORS THEY ARE TURNING TO CODES CALLED HASHES AND THOSE HASHES ARE CATALOGUED INTO THE CHILD PROTECTION SYSTEM GROWING DATABASE RIGHT NOW THE DATABASE HAS MORE THAN 1 MILLION HASHED IMAGES AND VIDEOS WHICH IT USES TO FIND COMPUTERS THAT HAVE DOWNLOADED THEM

THEY ARE ABLE TO TRACK IP ADDRESSES AND DEVICES EVEN IF THE OWNER MOVES LOCATION, THE VPN CAN MASK THE IP ADDRESS >> THIS DEFENDER HAS 1800 CHILD NOTABLE OF 12 AND YOUNGER VICTIMS BEING ABUSED, 12 AND UNDER THIS IS SHOWING US THE OFFENDER IS A MULTIPLE — NETWORK, SO I KNOW BY LOOKING AT THIS THERE ARE TWO NETWORKS AND TWO CHAT BASE NETWORKS AND IF I CLICKED ON IT, WE ARE ABLE TO SEE THE FILENAMES AS THEY EXIST ON THE OFFENDERS HARD DRIVE I SEE COMMON ACRONYMS LIKE PTHC WHICH IS — HARD-CORE WHICH THEY ARE TYPING IN AND I SEE THE FIVE-YEAR-OLD VICTIM

ANOTHER THING WE SEE HERE IS THIS OFFENDER ALSO HAS ONE CHILD WE CATEGORIZED AS ONE OF THE SPECIALS, SO THESE ARE ACTUALLY GROOMING MATERIALS SUCH AS HOW TO DOCUMENTS, HOW TO GAIN ACCESS TO CHILDREN, HOW TO BE A BETTER PREDATOR >> NONE OF THIS INFORMATION IS ENOUGH TO MAKE AN ARREST IT IS USED BY POLICE TO ESTABLISH PROBABLE CAUSE FOR A SEARCH WARRANT >> THERE IS A HUGE CONNECTION BETWEEN PEOPLE WHO ARE DOWNLOADING CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE MATERIAL AND THEN GO ON TO HANDS-ON ABUSE A LOT OF TIMES WE ARE SEEING THE CHILDREN ARE TOO YOUNG TO COME FORWARD

THERE IS NOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO CONVICT ON VICTIM ONLY IS THE EVIDENCE, SO THERE IS A HUGE PROACTIVE WAY OF IDENTIFYING WHO THESE PEOPLE ARE ON FEBRUARY 18, CHILD PROTECTIVE SYSTEM TECHNOLOGIES WAS USED TO COORDINATE A FIVE COUNTRY BUST FROM AN OPERATIONS ROOM IN BRAZIL USING CPS TECH ALONG WITH US HOMELAND SECURITY ARRESTED 100 PEOPLE DOWNLOADING CHILD ABUSE IMAGES AND SEIZED THEIR COMPUTERS

[SPEAKING FOREIGN LANGUAGE] >> CURRENTLY THE TECHNOLOGY IS USED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT AND IN 96 COUNTRIES AT THE CHILD RESCUE COALITION, THEY HOPE TO EXPAND THE USE FURTHER BEYOND LAW ENFORCEMENT COMPANIES AND ONLINE PLATFORMS >> WE HAVE HAD A REALLY SUCCESSFUL PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NATIONAL BABYSITTING AND CAREGIVER PLATFORM WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO IDENTIFY PREDATORS THAT ARE USING THEIR SITES TO BE APPLICANTS AS BABYSITTERS WHO ARE LOOKING TO ABUSE CHILDREN

ONE EXAMPLE, FOR INSTANCE, WAS SEEN TRYING TO BE A BABYSITTER AND WAS A MAIL PROVIDER AND THEY HAD ALSO BEEN TRADING CHILD EXPLOITATION IN THE PEER-TO-PEER NETWORK THAT WE WERE TRACKING AND WE WERE SUCCESSFULLY ABLE TO PUT A STOP TO THAT >> SOME CIVIL LIBERTIES EXPERTS HAVE RAISED CONCERNS ABOUT A LACK OF OVERSIGHT IN 2019, HUMAN RIGHTS LAUNCHED A LETTER TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE CALLING FOR MORE TESTING OF TECHNOLOGY THEY FLAGGED MATERIALS — WITHOUT ANY SAFEGUARDS TO ENSURE DESIGNATIONS ARE ACCURATE RATHER THAN REVEAL DETAILS ON HOW THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY

>>> GREAT INTEL FOR THE OFFICERS TO GO IN, IF THAT OFFICER DEEMS THAT THERE POSSIBLY ISN'T ENOUGH INFORMATION TO MAKE THAT ARREST, THAT WOULD BE UP TO THE INDIVIDUAL OFFICER >> MORE THAN 12,000 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN CASES LIKE CPS OVER THE PAST DECADE >> I HAVE BEEN HEALING FOR 30 SOMETHING YEARS BUT DEFINITELY FINDING OUT THAT HE WAS ARRESTED AND CONVICTED FOR CHILD PORNOGRAPHY HAS HELPED ME HEAL TREMENDOUSLY BECAUSE IT'S JUST ONE OF THOSE VALIDATIONS THAT I WASN'T LYING I DIDN'T MAKE THIS UP

IT WAS TOO LATE FOR POLICE TO INVESTIGATE RONNY'S ABUSE AS A SEPARATE COUNT WAS SENTENCED TO THREE YEARS IN PRISON >> HE WAS RELEASED IN 2018 >> SO FOR ME IT WAS REALLY — IT'S HELPING IN MY HEALING PROCESS BECAUSE IT'S VALIDATION THAT, YOU KNOW, THIS PERSON DID DO THIS TO ME WEATHER

GUYS? >> ALL RIGHT, AL THANK YOU WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT HOUR >>> THIS MORNING ON "TODAY'S" CONSUMER, WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN YOUR FAVORITE STORE DECLARES BANKRUPTCY? WITH MILLIONS OUT OF WORK AND STATES ROLLING BACK THEIR REOPENINGS, BIG NAMES LIKE JCREW HAS BEEN HIT HARD

IT DOESN'T MEAN >>> WITH US TO EXPLAIN IS SENIOR BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT STEPHANIE RUHLE, I OFTEN THOUGHT ABOUT BANKRUPTCY, THAT'S THE END, GOODBYE, NEVER SEE IT AGAIN THAT'S NOT HOW IT WORKS >> IT'S NOT HOW IT WORKS, SAVANNAH IT MEANS THAT THE STORES YOU MAY LOVER IN FINANCIAL TROUBLE SO THEY ARE TO RESTRENGTH TOUR THEIR DEBT TOYS 'R' US FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY, THEN THEY OPENED UP A SMALLER ONE LESS EXPENSIVE, ONE FOR EXAMPLE DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON IN NEW JERSEY LAST YEAR, SO THEY ARE JUST CHANGING IT UP BUT THEY ARE NOT DISAPPEARING FOREVER

>> WHICH IS BUSINESSES ARE DOING WELL AND WHICH ARE STRUGGLING? >> SO, WHAT WE'RE SEEING IS A CONTINUATION OF WHAT WAS HAPPENING BEFORE COVID THE BIGGER ARE GETTING BIGGER, WE TALKED ABOUT THE AMAZON EFFECT BEFORE NOW THOSE MOM AND POP STORES ARE HURTING WE'RE EXPECTING 25,000 SMALL BUSINESSES TO CLOSE BY THE END OF THE YEAR OVER HALF ARE LIKELY TO BE SHOPPED INSIDE OF MALLS

WE THINK ABOUT THE AMAZONS AND WAL-MARTS THEY SELL EVERYTHING, THEY HAVE HUGE E- COMMERCE, THEY ARE DOING WELL AND SMALLER BUSINESSES ARE HURTING >> YOU AND I ARE ALWAYS PREACHING THAT, TOO, SHOP LOCAL, SHOP SMALL THERE ARE SOME BARGAINS TO BE HAD >> ABSOLUTELY AND SOMETHING WE NEED TO REMEMBER THOUGH, IF YOU HEAR THAT A STORE THAT YOU LOVE HAS FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY AND YOU HAVE A CREDIT CARD WITH THEM, THAT DOESN'T MEAN YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY IT

IF YOU OWE THAT STORE SOME MONEY HAVE YOU TO PAY THEM IF A STORE IS GOING OUT OF BUSINESS FOR EXAMPLE, THERE IS A CHANCE YOU WILL SEE THE BEST DEALS BECAUSE THEY ARE BASICALLY SELLING EVERYTHING THEY'VE GOT STORES THAT ARE FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY, THINK J CREW IS LIKELY CLOSING 50 OF 200 STORES, BROOKS BROTHERS ALSO CLOSING 50 LOCATIONS BECAUSE THEY ARE SHRINKING, THEY'VE GOT TO MOVE A WHOLE LOT OF MERCHANDISE SEND IT TO OTHER LOCATIONS, LOOK OUT FOR COUPONS AND DEALS, THEY NEED TO MOVE MERCHANDISE SO IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BUY DIG THROUGH YOUR KITCHEN DRAWERS, IF YOU GOT STORE CREDIT, IF YOU HAVE OLD COUPONS THAT HAVEN'T EXPIRED YOU WANT TO USE THEM ASAP BEFORE RULES CHANGE

>> CLOSING A LOCATION WOULD BE A GOOD TIME TO GET IN THERE IF THEY ARE CLEARING OUT THE STOCKS HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND, WE'LL SEE YOU SOON >>> IT IS A TOP PRIORITY FOR THE NATION'S MEDICAL RESERVERS FINDING A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE NOW DR ANTHONY FAUCI WITH FACEBOOK'S MARK ZUCKERBERG IS CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE VACCINE CANDIDATE COULD BE IDENTIFIED BY THE FALL

>> BY THE TIME WE GET TO THE END OF THIS YEAR, THE BEGINNING OF CALENDAR YEAR 2021, WE MAY HAVE VACCINE ONE OR MORE CANDIDATES THAT IS ACTUALLY A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE >> HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ALEX AZAR APPROVED JACK SEEN WIDELY AVAILABLE BY THE END OF THE YEAR >> TO BE THINKING OF THE HIGH TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOSES OF YEAH POPED VACCINE FOR USE LATER THIS YEAR WITH HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF VACCINES EARLY NEXT YEAR >> WITH THE DEATH TOLL RIDING EXPERTS WARN THE US

IS LOSING THE BATTLE OVER CORONAVIRUS TESTING WITH LONG LINES OF POPUP TESTING SITES NATIONWIDE RESEARCHES AT THE ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION, AMERICA FACES AN IMPENDING DISASTER FROM HAD 5 MILLION PER WEEK NOW, TO 30 MILLION PER WEEK BY OCTOBER AND CONGRESS NEEDS TO SPEND $775 BILLION TO INCREASE TESTING INCLUDING RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS RESULTS IN 20 MINUTES

>> WE'RE STUCK BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE EITHER YOU SHUTDOWN THE ECONOMY AND PEOPLE HAVE EXPERIENCE SIGNIFICANT LEARNING LOSS, OR YOU KEEP THINGS OPEN AND LOSE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS >> RESEARCHERS SAY TEST RESULTS NOW ARE TAKING FAR TOO LONG, SOMETIMES TO YOU 2 WEEKS WHEN THEY SHOULD TAKE 48 HOURS OR LESS A NEW REPORT FROM THE MEDICAL JOURNAL LANCET, MAKE IT I AM POSTED PHOTOS TROUBLE REDUCE THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS, TRACKING EVERYONE WITH WHOM PATIENTS HAVE HAD CONTACT >> SOMETHING WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOR WEEKS, AS WE CONTINUE TO REACH RECORD LEVELS THAT CHIEF CONCERN, HOSPITAL CAPACITY, ESPECIALLY IN HOT SPOTS, WHERE DOES THAT SITUATION STAND RIGHT NOW? HOSPITAL CAPACITY? >> SO RIGHT NOW IT'S FLORIDA, IT'S TEXAS, IT'S ARIZONA AND CALIFORNIA

AND JUST AS A SNAPSHOT, FLORIDA 54 HOSPITALS IN FLORIDA RIGHT NOW HAVE 0 ICU CAPSITY THEY REPORT AND 40 HOSPITALS HAVE LESS THAN 10% ICU CAPACITY AND LET'S JUST REITERATE THE DEATH TOLL HERE, WE ARE AT A THOUSAND PEOPLE DYING EVERY SINGLE DAY IN THIS COUNTRY, WHICH OF COURSE HAS JUST JUMPED DRAMATICALLY OVER 0 THE PREVIOUS FEW WEEKS, SO THIS IS BECOMING A LOOMING DISASTER IN MANY CITIES ACROSS THE SOUTH >> A THOUSAND AMERICANS EVERY DAY, TOM COSTELLO IN WASHINGTON, TOM, THANK YOU EACH ACC THE OTHER OF PLAYING POLITICS DURING A PANDEMIC IN GEORGIA, THE FIGHT OVER >>> IN GEORGIA ARE THE FIGHT FACE MACE BEES IN COURT

SUING THE MAYOR IN AN EFFORT TO BLOCK THE CITY FROM MAKING FACE COVERING HAND TORY AND ROLLING BACK CLOSING MEASURES, CALLING THE MASK MANDATE UNENFORCEMENT SAYING THE MAYOR'S STATEMENTS CREATE AMBIGUITY AND UNCERTAINTY, BLOCKING THE MAYOR FROM FUTURE EXECUTIVE ORDERS THAT ARE MORE RESTRICTIVE THAN WHAT HE HAS PUT IN PLACE UNLESS MAYOR BOTTOMS IS RESTRAINED, THE LAWSUIT READS, GEORGIA CITIZENS WILL >> SCIENTISTS ARE TELLING US THE RIGHT THING TO DO IS WEAR A MASK >> VIRTUAL NEWS CONFERENCE HOURS BEFORE, MAYOR BOTTOMS WAS NOT AT ALL CONCERNED ABOUT POTENTIAL LITIGATION >> I'M NOT AFRAID OF THE CITY BEING SUED AND POLICIES UP AGAINST ANY, ANY DAY OF THE WEEK >> A DEFIANT RESPONSE TO THE LAWSUIT, WRITING IF BEING SUED BY THE STATE IS WHAT IT TAKES TO SAVE LIVES IN ATLANTA THEN WE WILL SEE THEM IN COURT

IN A TWEET, THE GOVERNOR SAID HIS LAWSUIT WAS FOR ATLANTA BUSINESS OWNERS AND HARD WORKING EMPLOYEES WHO ARE STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE THIS LATEST ESCALATION COME HAS DAY AFTER GOVERNOR KEMP WHO HAS REFUSED REQUIRE MASKS STATE WIDE LOCKED OF CITIES THE MOVE SETTING UP A SHOWDOWN WITH SOME LOCAL LEADERS >> I HAVE BEEN ABSOLUTELY FLABBERGASTED BY WHAT HAS OCCURRED HERE, HOW GOVERNMENT CHOSEN, IN TEAMS WE'VE CHOSEN TO MAKE A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY INTO SOME TYPE OF POLITICAL ISSUE >> GEORGIA'S COVID-19 CASES CONTINUE TO RISE

THURSDAY THE STATE ADDED MORE THAN 3400 NEW CASES AMONG THE HIGHEST SINGLE DAY TOTALS SINCE THE PART OF THE PANDEMIC ING THEM REQUIREMENT, THAT GOES TOO FAR >> ALL RIGHT BLAYNE, THANK YOU VERY MUCH JOINING US NOW IS >>> JOINING NOW KNACKISH A LANCE BOTTOMS

LET'S PICK IT UPRIGHT THERE, GOVERNOR KEMP IS NOT AGAINST MASKS, HE HAS GONE AROUND AND SUGGESTED PEOPLE WEAR IT AND WEARS ONE HIMSELF YOU DON'T NEED A MANDATE TO DO THE RIGHT THING WHAT'S YOUR RESPONSE TO THAT? >> WELL, GOOD MORNING AND THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME THE ENTIRE LAWSUIT IS SIMPLY BIZARRE QUITE FRANKLY

SAVANNAH AND MAYOR JOHNSON INSTITUTED MASK ORDER THE FIRST OF JULY, THE HOME TOWN INSTITUTE ADD MASK ORDER ON THE 8th OF JULY THEN WHEN ATLANTA INSTITUTED A MASK ORDER, EXECUTIVE ORDER SHE FILED A LAWSUIT AND IN ADDITION TO BASED ON THE MASK MANDATE SHE CHASED EXCEPTION OF ADVISORY REOPENING RECOMMENDATIONS SUING US PERSONALLY, MYSELF AND THE CITY COUNCIL, BECAUSE OF ADVISORY RECOMMENDATIONS, AND I DON'T THINK HAPPEN STANCE THAT THIS LAWSUIT CAME THE DAY AFTER DONALD TRUMP VISITED ATLANTA, AS I POINTED OUT, THAT SHE WAS VIOLATING CITY LAW BY NOT HAVING ON A MASK IN ATLANTA'S HEART FIELD JACKSON INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND SO, THERE ARE SEVERAL MAYORS ACROSS THE STATE WHO JOINED ME IN BEING PERPLEXED BY THE GOVERNOR'S ACTIONS AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO WHAT WE NEED TO DO ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE WE'VE BEEN ELECTED TO REPRESENT >> DON'T SUGAR COAT IT, DO YOU THINK THE GOVERNOR IS MOTIVATED BY POLITICS DOING THE BIDDING OF THE PRESIDENT BECAUSE SOME OF THE REMARKS THE PRESIDENT VIA TELEMEDICINE LATED ATLANTA ORDER BY NOT WEARING A MASK >> HE IS PUTTING POLITICS OVER PEOPLE

AND IT'S INTERESTING, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE DECISION MAKING OF OUR GOVERNOR, I WILL REMIND YOU THIS IS THE SAME GOVERNOR WHO DIDN'T KNOW UNTIL WELL INTO THE PANDEMIC THAT IT COULD BE SPREAD BY ASYMPTOMATIC TRANSMISSION HE DIDN'T GO TO EMORY FOR GUIDANCE, HE DIDN'T GO TO THE CDC FOR GUIDANCE, HE WENT TO AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY, WHICH I'M SURE IS A FINE UNIVERSITY IN OUR STATE, IT'S NOT EMORY UNIVERSITY OR THE CDC IN TERMS OF IT EXPERTISE WITH INFECTIOUS DISEASE CONTROL SO HE WAS SEARCHING FOR AN ANSWER, HE GOT IT AND IT'S THE SAME ANSWER AND THE SAME PLAY BOOK THAT WE'VE SEEN COME OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE >> I SHOULD SAY WE DID ASK GOVERNOR KEMP TO BE WITH US THIS MORNING, HIS OFFICE DECLINED

LET ME ASK YOU THIS, YOU YOURSELF ATLANTA WAS LATE TO THE MASK MANDATE, SAVANNAH, DID I THINK ON JULY 1st, OTHER CITIES WERE EARLIER, IF IT'S IMPORTANT HOW COME IT TOOK SO LONG? >> WELL, I WANTED TO WAIT AND SEE WHAT WOULD HAPPEN AND IF HE WOULD RESPOND TO SAVANNAH'S MAN DATE I SUSPECTED WHEN I DID SOMETHING ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA IT WILL BECOME PROBLEMATIC, THAT IS THE REASON I WAITED TO SEE IF THE RESPONSE FROM HIS OFFICE SINCE SAVANNAH'S MANDATE AND THERE WAS NO RESPONSE, THIS LAWSUIT WAS FILED PERSONALLY AGAINST ME AND MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL THE DAY AFTER DONALD TRUMP WAS IN OUR CITY AND SO, AT THE END OF THE DAY, THIS IS ABOUT SAVING LIVES OVER 3100 PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN OUR STATE, 106,000 HAVE TESTED POSITIVE MYSELF, MY HUSBAND AND ONE OF MY CHILDREN ARE DEMONSTRATION THE POSITIVE, I'M IN QUARANTINE AS WE SPEAK SO I TAKE THIS VERY SERIOUSLY, AND I WILL CONTINUE TO DO EVERYTHING IN MY POWER TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE OF ATLANTA AND THE GOVERNOR HAS SIMPLY OVER STEPPED HIS BOUNDS IN HIS AUTHORITY, AND WE'LL SEE HIM IN COURT

>> DO YOU THINK YOU WILL PREVAIL IN COURT? >> I ABSOLUTELY THINK THAT I WILL PREVAIL AND THE PEOPLE OF ATLANTA BY IN LARGE SUPPORT WEARING MASKS, AND WHAT WE ARE HEARING FROM BUSINESSES ACROSS OUR CITY IS THAT THESE INCONSISTENT POLICIES ARE PUTTING — IT'S MAKING IT DIFFICULT FOR THEM TO SUPPORT MASK MANDATES IN THEIR BUSINESSES WE HAVE REPRESENTATIVES FROM FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES, DELTA AIRLINES, ONE OF OUR LARGEST EMPLOYERS IN THE STATE, SUPPORTS WEARING MASKS AND SO THE NOTION OF THAT WE ARE SOMEHOW INTERFERING WITH BUSINESSES OR PEOPLE'S RIGHT TO WORK, IT'S SIMPLY BASELESS AND A WASTE OF TAXPAYER MONEY I WISH THE GOVERNOR WOULD EXPAND TESTING AND CONTACT TRACING SO WE CAN GET TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS PANDEMIC

>> I HAVE TO CUT IT OFF I WANT TOO ASK YOU QUICKLY HOW YOU ARE FEELING AND YOUR HUSBAND AND YOUR SON HAVING BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19 YOURSELF >> WE'RE FEELING MUCH MUCH BETTER NOT QUITE 100% WITH MY HUSBAND YET, BUT COMPARE TODAY HOW HE WAS A FEW DAYS AGO, IT'S MIRACULOUS TURN AROUND >> THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES, THANK YOU VERY MUCH, KEISHA LANCE BOTTOMS

SOPHISTICATED AND TARGETED ATTACKS >>> THIS MORNING RUSSIAN HACKER WAS CAUSED CYBER INTERFERENCE AGAIN, HACKERS TARGETING COVID- 19 VACCINE RESEARCH CENTERS US, BRITISH AND CANADIAN INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES ARE ACCUSING HACKERS OF TRYING TO STEAL DETAILS OF THE DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF COVID-19 VACCINE THE GROUP COZY BEAR IS LONG BELIEVE TO HAVE TIES TO RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE

CYBERSECURITY >> DEMONSTRATION TARGETED AGAINST VACCINES, >> RUSSIA DENIES THE ALLEGATIONS, CALLING THE UK'S ACQUISITIONS VAGUE AND CONTROVERSIAL >> WE ARE TRYING TO FIND A VACCINE, AROUND THE WORLD CAN BENEFIT FROM, HAVE THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT ENGAGE IN THAT IN TESTIFY I DON'T REMEMBER, IT NEEDS CALLING OUT

>> COZY BEAR WAS THOUGHT TO BE BEHIND THE CYBER ATTACKS AT THE DNC IN 2016 AND WHILE THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THE RUSSIAN HACKERS WERE ABLE TO STEAL ANY DETAILS, THEY ARE NOT THOUGHT TO BE THE ONLY COUNTRY TRYING CHINA ALSO BEING CALLED OUT BY ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR >> HACKERS HAVE TARGETED AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES AND FIRMS IN A BID TO STEAL IP RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS TREATMENTS AND VACCINES SOMETIMES DISRUPTING THE WORK OF OUR RESEARCHERS

>> THE GLOBAL RACE TO FIND A COVID CURE BECOMING A VIRUS OF ITS OWN HELPED CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THAT BEHAVIOR WAS PERMITTED WASHINGTON'S PRO FOOTBALL SGL WASHINGTON PRO FOOTBALL TEAM UNDER NEW SCRUTINY, DAYS AFTER THE TEAM OFFICIALLY DROPPED ITS LONG TIME NICKNAME, WIDELY VIEWED AS A RACIST SLUR AGAINST NATIVE AMERICANS NOW MORE THAN A DOZEN WOMEN WHO WORKED FOR THE TEAM ALLEGING SEXUAL HARASSMENT FROM TOP EXECUTIVES IN AN EXPLOSIVE REPORT EMILY APPLEGATE WHO SPENT A YEAR WITH THE TEAM AS A MARKETING COORDINATOR

>> NOBODY DESERVES TO BE DEGRADED AND TREATED LIKE THAT, NOBODY DESERVES TO BE DISRESPECTED AND FOR ANY OF US WOMEN THAT WANT TO GET INTO A CAREER THAT IS A MALE DOMINATED SPORT, WE SHOULDN'T BE AFRAID THAT THESE THINGS GOSH HING TO HAPPEN >> THE COMMENT FROM HER BOSS CAME ALMOST DAILY >> ANY SMALL ISSUE THAT SET HIM OFF SET HIM OFF LIKE TIMES TEN AND THAT WOULD BE WHEN HE WOULD CURSE AT ME, HE WOULD USE DEROGATORY SLURS TOWARDS ME >> 14 OTHER WOMEN ALSO DETAILED THEIR ACCOUNTS TO THE POST, REMAINED ANONYMOUS, FOR FEAR OF LEGAL RETRIBUTION, INCLUDING SOME WHO SIGNED NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS, THREE MEN RECENTLY BEEN FIRED OR LEFT THE TEAM

INCLUDING THE TEAM'S LONG TIME PLAY BY PLAY ANNOUNCER LARRY MICHAEL, FORMER COLLEAGUES TELL THE POST MICHAEL HAD A HISTORY OF MAKING INAPPROPRIATE COMMENTS ON WOMEN, TALKING ON A HOT MIC ABOUT A COLLEGE AGED INTERN, NOT CLEAR IF HE EVER FACED DISCIPLINE FERRY ACTION MICHAEL RETIRED JUST HOURS AFTER THEY ASKED FOR AN INTERVIEW HE RELEASED A STATEMENT READING IN PART, AFTER 16 GREAT YEARS MY TIME WITH THE ORGANIZATION IS OVER NBC NEWS HAS CONTACTED MICHAEL FOR COMMENT WASHINGTON POST REPORTER HELPED BREAK THE STORY

>> AS FOR THE REST OF THE WOMEN THEY SAID THERE WAS NO FUNCTIONAL HR DEPARTMENT AT THE REDSKINS FOR THEM TO — >> THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE OR CARE ABOUT SOME YOUNG WOMAN THAT IS MAKING $32,000 A YEAR WHEN THEY HAVE SOMEBODY THAT CMO OF A COMPANY THAT THEY HAVE TO PROTECT >> NONE OF THE WOMEN COMING FORWARD MADE ACCUSATIONS OF IMPROPER CONDUCT AGAINST THE TEAM ANYWHERE OWNER DAN SCHNEIDER OR FORMER TEAM PRESIDENT BRUCE ALLEN, SOME DID BLAME THEM FOR FOSTERING A TOXIC WORKPLACE >> WHAT REALLY SORT OF HEARTBREAKING IS WOMEN HAVE TO GO THROUGH THIS, THESE YOUNG WOMEN WERE YOUNG, FIRST JOB >> IN A STATEMENT TO THE POST, THE TEAM SAYS IT TAKES ISSUES OF EMPLOYEE CONDUCT SERIOUSLY ADDING, WHEN NEW ALLEGATIONS OF CONDUCT ARE BROUGHT FORWARD THAT ARE CONTRARY TO THESE POLICIES WE ADDRESS THEM PROMPTLY

>> NOW THE NFL JUST PROVIDED NBC NEWS A STATEMENT THESE MATTERS HAVE REPORTED ARE SERIOUS, DESERVING AND CONTRARY TO VALUES, EVERYONE HAS A RIGHT TO WORK IN AN ENVIRONMENT FREE FROM ANY AND ALL FORMS OF HARASSMENT, WASHINGTON HAS ENGAGED OUTSIDE COUNCIL TO CONDUCT A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION INTO THE ALLEGATIONS THE CLUB PLEDGED IT WILL GIVE ITS FULL COOPERATION INTO THE INVESTIGATOR AND WE EXPECT CLUB AND EMPLOYEES TO DO SO WE WILL MEET WITH THE ATTORNEYS AND TAKE ANY ACTION BASED ON THE FINDINGS GREG >> WE GOT THAT FROM THE LEAGUE, JEFF, WHAT ABOUT THE TEAM, WHAT ST

TEAM SAYING ABOUT HOW THEY PLAN TO ADDRESS THESE ALLEGATIONS? >> Reporter: NBC NEWS CONFIRMED THAT THE TEAM HAS HIRED A HIGH PROFILE LAW FIRM TO LOOK INTO THESE ALLEGATIONS, THE TEAM'S CULTURE, POLICIES AND PRACTICES, AMONG THOSE PUSHING FOR A MAJOR CULTURE CHANGE IS THE NEW HEAD COACH, THE GOAL MOVING FORWARD IS THAT EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS WE HAVE POLICIES THAT WE WILL FOLLOW AND WE HAVE AN OPEN DOOR POLICY WITH NO RETRIBUTION CRAIG, COACH RIVERA SAYS HIS DAUGHTER WORKS FOR THE TEAM, ANOTHER INCENTIVE FOR HIM TO FIX THINGS >> THANK YOU, JEFF, HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND >>> >>> MEETING IS ADJOURNED >> AS THE DEBATE OVER WHEN AND HOW TO SEND KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL RAGES ON ACROSS THE COUNTRY, EMOTIONS ARE HIGH FOR PARENTS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ISSUE

THE CONTENTIOUS BACK AND FORTH FUELED BY THE WHITE HOUSE >> SCIENCE IS ON OUR SIDE HERE, WE ENCOURAGE FOR LOCALITIES AND STATES TO SIMPLY FOLLOW THE SCIENCE, OPEN OUR SCHOOLS >> BUT THE MATTER IS FAR FROM SETTLED, WEEKS BEFORE THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS FOR SOME, AND TAXES, HOT SPOTS LIKE HOUSTON AND AUSTIN, DELAYING IN PERSON CLASSES AUSTIN PREPARING BY STOCKPILING PPE FOR ITS SCHOOLS AND WAREHOUSES >> MORE THAN READY FOR SCHOOL TO START UP

>> IN NEW YORK CITY, WHERE SCHOOL STARTS IN PERSON, TWO TO THREE DAYS A WEEK IN SEPTEMBER, THE CITY PLANNING FOR 100,000 EXTRA CHILD CARE SLOTS, TO EASE THE BURDEN ON WORKING PARENTS AND IN FLORIDA, THE EDUCATION COMMISSIONER STANDING BY HIS MANDATE TO REOPEN IN AUGUST BUT IN MIAMI- DADE, NOW THE PANDEMIC EPICENTER, THE SUPERINTENDENT SAYING NOT SO FAST NOTHING CAN BE DECIDED WHILE THE NUMBER OF COVID CASES CONTINUES TO SPIKE MEANTIME, IN ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA, WHERE THE SCHOOL BOARD HAS SAID SCHOOLS ARE OKAY TO OPEN WITHOUT MASKS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING, KINDERGARTEN TEACHER DENISE BRADFORD IS UPDATING HER WILL

>> MY BOTTOM LINE FEAR WOULD BE THAT GET INFECTED AND DIE IT'S A VERY REAL POSSIBILITY IN THE WORLD THAT WE LIVE IN TODAY >> THE SAME FEARS IN UTAH WHERE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS CLARKS GOLDSBURY AND HIS WIFE BAILEY >> IT'S LIFE AND DEATH FOR US >> IN OHIO, MARY KATHERINE MALONE A WORKING MOM OF THREE HAS SEEN THE DIFFICULTIES OF REMOTE LEARNING FOR HER KIDS, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO HER 7-YEAR-OLD SON WHO HAS LEARNING DISABILITIES

SHE WANTS HER CHILDREN TO GET BACK TO SCHOOL BUT SAFELY >> WE KNOW THAT WE ARE SIMPLY NOT CAPABLE OF PROVIDING HIM WITH THE SAME LEVEL OF SUPPORT OF AT HOME, IT'S DEVASTATING TO THINK ABOUT >> AND MIGUEL, COMING DOWN TO COSTS, WHETHER SCHOOLS CAN A FORD REOPENING IN THAT NEW WAY TO DO IT SAFELY >> YEAH, CERTAINLY DOES, SAVANNAH ONE ESTIMATE IT COULD COST SCHOOLS NATIONWIDE $245 BILLION TO REOPEN SCHOOLS BEFORE THE PANDEMIC, THAT KIND OF MONEY WASN'T AVAILABLE SAVANNAH

>> MIGUEL THANK YOU VERY MUCH >>> LET US TURN TO ANOTHER HOT TOPIC, LITERALLY THE WEATHER, MR ROKER STANDING BY, HOW HOT ARE WE TALKING? >> WE ARE TALKING — WE ARE TALKING THE HEAT INDICES, COMBINE THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY WELL OVER 100 DEGREES TO KIND OF COOL YOU DOWN, ARE YOU READY FOR SOMETHING COOL? >> YES

>> VERY VERY ZEN? OKAY WELL GET READY FOR COMET NEOWISE THAT'S RIGHT WE HAVE A COMET, ACTUAL EVENT TO TALK ABOUT THIS IS THE COMET NO, CITY NOT MAKE IT UP

OVER ENGLAND, THEN OVER NEVADA AND AGAIN WE GO BACK TO ENGLAND IT'S GOING TO BE KIND OF COOL TO SEE IF YOU WANT TO TAKE A LOOK AT THIS, HERE IS WHAT YOU DO, LOOK OUT TO THE WEST THIS WEEKEND, IN FACT STARTING TOMORROW, HOPEFULLY YOU HAVE CLEAR SKIES AND IT IS GOING TO BE JUST OVER THE HORIZON, IT IS GOING TO BE NEOWISE LOCATED JUST BELOW THE BIG DIPPER MUCH KIND OF COOL IT'S GOING TO APPEAR LIKE A FUZZY STAR WITH A TAIL, YOU ARE GOING TO WANT TO USE BINOCULARS OR TELESCOPE TO SEE IT BUT THAT WILL BE NEAT TO CHECK OUT THE HEAVY THUNDERSTORMS ARE GOING TO HAVE PROBLEMS SEEING NEOWISE IN THE NORTH EARN PLAINS

WE COULD SEE SOME TORNADOES AND IN FACT MOVING INTO SATURDAY, 9 MILLION PEOPLE, GREEN BAY, MILWAUKEE PART OF THAT HAIL, DAMAGING WINDS FOR THE REST OF THE COUNTRY FOR TODAY, WET WEATHER MOVES INTO NEW ENGLAND, SCATTERED SHOWERS DOWN ALONG THE GOLF OF FLORIDA, SEVERE STORMS AS WE MENTIONED IN THE PLAINS PLENTY OF SUNSHINE, HOT AND HUMID AND HIGH INDICES THROUGH THE MID PLAINS INTO THE SOUTHERN PLAINS >> SO YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT >>> IMAGES FROM THE SUN THAT WE SHOWED YOU MINUTE AGO, THIS IS PART A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN NASA AND EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY CLOSEST IMAGES OF THE SUN EVER TAKEN

AND THEY WERE TAKEN FROM A DISTANCE OF 48 MILLION MILES, BUT STILL CLOSE WHEN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT SPACE THEY SHOW WHAT SCIENTISTS ARE CALLING TINY LITTLE FLAREUPS, CAMPFIRES, SOLAR FLARES ON THE SURFACE OF THE SUN >> THAS COOL THAT IS COOL TO LOOK AT NASA HOPES THESE IMAGES CAN HELP SCIENTIST UNDERSTAND THE SUN'S DIFFERENT LAYERS, HOW IT DRIVES SPACE WEATHER THAT CAN IMPACT THINGS HERE ON EARTH

MR ROKER, THIS IS THE MOST TIME WE EVER DEVOTED TO SPACE DISCUSSION ON OUR BROADCAST >> WELL, IT'S REALLY COOL BECAUSE THE EARTH, THE SUN IS IN A 11 YEAR CYCLE, THEY HAVE SOLAR FLARES, THOSE FLAIRS EMIT HUGE AMOUNTS OF ELECTRIC ENERGY AFFECTING OUR SOLAR GRIDS, POWER GRIDS, ELECTROMAGNETIC CONVERSATIONS SO IT'S PRETTY IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THIS SO THIS IS REALLY COOL

>> THE IMPORTANT QUESTION IS REALLY CAN YOU VIEW — >> I KNEW SOMEONE WAS MAKING A SMORES JOKE YES, CAN YOU THAT'S THE AL WE KNOW ALL THE FACTS OKAY

KERRY, GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: WELL, GOOD MORNING, CRAIG YEAH I'M OUT >>> OUTSIDE OF THE PARK WHICH IS EMPTY RIGHT NOW AND ALL THE STADIUMS WILL BE EMPTY WHEN THE GAMES BEGIN NEXT WEEK, NO FANS ALLOWED, BUT MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL DOES HAVE A PLAN FOR THAT HEAR THAT RIGHT THERE IS THE PRERECORDED FANS AT PREVIOUS GAMES, IT'S THE ATMOSPHERIC AND THE GOAL IS TO PLAY THAT DURING THE GAMES AS SORT OF A DISTRACTION FROM OUR PANDEMIC

THIS MORNING THE SOUNDS OF SUMMER COMING BACK MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL, WITH A LONG TIME OUT AFTER BEING THROWN A CURVE BALL BY COVID BUT NOW MLB'S 30 TEAMS ARE SET TO PLAY BALL AGAIN STARTING NEXT WEEK AT FIRST GLANCE, THIS MIGHT LOOK AND SOUND LIKE A BIG LEAGUE BLOOPER WITH THOSE EMPTY STANDS WITH THE LURE OF THE FANS, AND ALL BY DESIGN

IT'S NEVER BEEN TRIED BEFORE, THOSE BUTTONS THERE CONTROLLING THE PRERECORDED FAN SOUND THAT WILL MIMIC THE EXCITEMENT OF A REAL GAME THE ROAR OF THE STADIUM CAN GIVE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE WITH SO MUCH ENERGY, WHAT'S IT GOING TO BE LIKE FOR THE FANS THEMSELVES >> IT CAN GIVE YOU THAT EXTRA ADRENALINE BOOST, THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE ARE GOING TO SEE AFFECT THE GAME, I'M NOT SURE HOW >> THE LEAGUE BELIEVED IT'S A HOME RUN IDEA FOR BOTH TV VIERS AND THE PLAYERS

>> IT GIVES THEM A LITTLE BIT A SENSE OF NORMALCY AND WHAT IS ADMITTEDLY VERY AWKWARD ARE SCENARIO, PLAYING IN FRONT OF NO FANS >> WITH NO FANS AT THE OUTSET, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL IS HOPING EVENTUALLY TO SOCIALLY DISTANCE FANS IN THE STANDS >> OPEN TO MAYBE 25% CAPACITY BEFORE THE YEAR IS OUT BUT NOBODY KNOWS >> BUT WITH THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS EVEN HARD CORE BASEBALL FANS ARE PESSIMISTIC

>> READING SOMETHING, ONE OF THE SPORTS WRITERS SAID THAT TEAM HAS 9 PEOPLE THEY CAN PUT ON THIS FIELD IN THE END OF THE SEASON IS GOING TO BE THE TEAM THAT WINS THE WORLD SERIES >> >> WAITING FOR WHAT WILL BE THIS SHORT SEASON FIRST PITCH >> I THINK TO LOOK FORWARD TO A GAME AND FOLLOW A SEASON, HOPEFULLY IT IS SOME SORT OF RELIEF AND SOME TYPE OF ENTERTAINMENT FOR OUR FANS >> AT LEAST A DOZEN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID AT LEAST TWO PLAYERS SAY THAT THEY ARE GOING TO WEAR MASKS, AND THE METS THEY TAKE IT ONE STEP FURTHER, THEY ARE GOING TO USE CUTOUTS, SO IN ADDITION TO THE SOUND EFFECTS WE ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO SEE PEOPLE IN THE STANDS WHILE CUTOUTS, ANY WAY

GUYS I THINK THIS IS CERTAINLY AN INVENTIVE IDEA, WHAT DO YOU THINK, CRAIG? >> YEAH, DO YOU KNOW WHAT, WHATEVER IT TAKES AT THIS POINT IF WE HAVE TO LISTEN TO FAKE CHEERING TO WATCH SOME BASEBALL >> I WANT TO BRING IT HERE, DO IT IN THE PLAZA, WE SAY SOMETHING AND PEOPLE CHEER FOR US THANK YOU, GREAT JOB! WE'RE ALL CLAPPING, KERRY THANK YOU ANYTHING TO RETURN TO NORMALCY FEELS GOOD

>>> AMONG THE CHAOS, I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE >> WE DON'T HAVE TO RETAIL CRATE WITH ANGER, WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY >> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY >> THIS ISN'T ABOUT DONALD TRUMP, THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM

>> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS, FIRST THING IN THE MORNING >> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER? LOOK GREAT % WONDERFUL TO SEE % I KNOW % >> HE LOOKS HEALTHY AND WELL % AND THAT IS % WONDERFUL

% THANK YOU FOR % THE GOOD NEWS % WE NEEDED IT >>> THE MORGUE IN ARIZONA'S LARGEST COUNTY ARE NEARLY FILLED WITH CORONAVIRUS VICTIMS AND 600 HEALTHCARE WORKER FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE COMING IN TO HELP THE OVERWHELMED HOSPITALS HERE IS WHAT ONE NURSE TOLD NBC NEWS >> THE PLACES HERE ARE NOT AS BIG AS THE MORGUES IN NEW YORK

JUST THE OTHER DAY WE HAD THREE CASES TO PASS WITHIN MINUTES FROM EACH OTHER THAT IS HOW QUICKLY THINGS CAN TURN THE MAJORITY OF PATIENTS ARE ON VENTILATORS DUE TO BEING POSITIVE FOR COVID SO THE NUMBERS ARE RISING, WE SEE THAT EVERY DAY THE MAJORITY OF THESE PATIENTS ARE ALSO ON DIALYSIS, THEY HAVE TO HAVE THAT A PRESUMPTION IT AFFECTS THE WHOLE BODY SYSTEM AND I THINK THAT'S ONE THING THAT PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND, ESPECIALLY IF YOU'RE LOOKING AT SOMEBODY THAT HAS IT BUT IT'S NOT — HOW SICK THESE PATIENTS REALLY ARE

AND I FELT LIKE MY EXPERIENCE IN NEW YORK WOULD HELP ME FEEL BETTER WITH WHAT WAS GOING ON HERE NOT ONLY DEALING WITH THE CASES, DEALING WITH THE STAFF, SHARING WITH THEM WITH WHAT I HAD SEEN, SOME OF THE STAFF YESTERDAY, AND THEY SAID THAT THEY REALLY APPRECIATE, THEY WERE WORKING 10, 13, 12 HOURS IN A ROW, THEY WERE TIRED, SOME OF THEM HAVE GOTTEN SICK WE COME IN AND TRY TO HELP AND WORK RIGHT ASIDE THEM SO WITHOUT HAVING ABILITY TO COME IN, I SAY THEY WOULD BE SUFFERING, THEY ARE HUMAN, TOO, I'M HUMAN, TOO >> JOINING ME FROM PHOENIX, VAUGHN, SOME TRAVELING NURSES, GOD BLESS THEM FOR THE WORK THAT THEY ARE DOING

TELL US MORE ABOUT WHY THEY ARE COMING TO PHOENIX >> Reporter: I'M GLAD YOU JUST PLAYED PART OF THAT INTERVIEW, SHE IS FROM MONTGOMERYAL GAMMA, SHE SPENT TWO MONTHS UP IN NEW YORK CITY, HER THIRD WEEK IN ARIZONA, YOU HERD HER SAY THAT, THEY ARE HUMAN, AND I'M HUMAN, TOO AND I THINK THAT'S WHERE THIS COMES DOWN TO, WE'RE TALK BEING ABOUT MORE THAN NUMBERS MORE THAN 150 ARIZONA ANS HAVE PASSED AWAY OVER THE LAST 48 HOURS WE CAN INTRODUCE YOU TO PEOPLE LIKE PATSY, ANOTHER GENTLEMAN, ALLISON, SHANNON SIMS, YOU ARE FROM ARIZONA HERE, IN THIS SPRING YOU WENT AND SPENT THE MONTH OF MAY AND JUNE IN NEW YORK CITY, IN BROOKLYN YOURSELF

YOU ARE AN ICU NURSE, BACKGROUND IN CRITICAL CARE CAN YOU TELL US WHAT YOU SAW THE TWO MONTHS THAT YOU WERE THERE >> I SAW THAT THEY HAD A VERY DIFFERENT APPROACH TO ISOLATING THEMSELVES, TO TRY AND QUARANTINE THEMSELF FROM THIS VIRUS FOR EXAMPLE, YOU DIDN'T SEE PEOPLE OUT AND ABOUT THOSE STREETS WERE DESOLATE, THERE WAS NOT VERY MUCH GOING ON AT ALL

NO ONE YOU SAW WALKING AROUND, KIDS AT PLAYGROUNDS, AT PARKS, THINGS LIKE THAT YOU DIDN'T SEE PEOPLE OUTSIDE HAVING BARBECUES OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT THAT IS ONE OF THE LARGEST CONTRASTING THINGS I HAVE SEEN COMING BACK HOME IS PEOPLE ARE STILL UNSURE OF WHAT IT REALLY MEANS TO QUARANTINE AND HOSPITAL SETTINGS, I'M STILL SEEING PEOPLE WHO ARE VERY CHOOSEEE ON WHEN TO WEAR THE MASK, IF YOU KNOW THAT A PATIENT IS POSITIVE, THEN WE WEAR A MASK >> WHAT DO YOU WANT FOLKS TO UNDERSTAND HOW MANY FOLKS DID YOU SEE PASS AWAY

>> BACK IN NEW YORK, TRIPLE DIGITS ABSOLUTELY COMING HOME, I HAVE BEEN HERE A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME I GOT WIND THAT A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE AND COWORKER, WE WORKED TOGETHER SINCE 2013, HE JUST PASSED AWAY WITH COVID-19 ONE OF MY GOOD FRIENDS AND ALSO COWORKER IS HOPEFULLY GOING TO DISCHARGE FROM THE HOSPITAL TODAY AND SHE HAS BEEN POSITIVE WITH COVID-19

AND THESE ARE LOCAL PEOPLE, THIS ISN'T MY EXPOSURE AND EXPERIENCE IN NEW YORK CITY SO, IT'S VERY CONCERNING >> WHEN YOU TALKED ABOUT STAFFING, YOU SAW WHAT'S HAPPENING IN NEW YORK AND YOU ARE SEEING HERE, THERE IS MORE NURSES COMING INTO ARIZONA TO HELP ALLEVIATE THESE PRESSURES, WHAT IS THAT EXPERIENCE LIKE IN TERMS OF AS, YOU KNOW, THE NURSE WE INTERVIEWED AREA, WHAT IS IT LIKING ABOUT IN THOSE FACILITIES RIGHT NOW? >> TO BE HONEST I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING NEGATIVE TO SAY ABOUT ANY OF THE FACILITIES, THEY ARE WORKING DILIGENTLY AND AS QUICKLY AS THEY CAN TO GET THIS THING RIGHT THIS IS NOT LIKE ANYTHING WE HAVE SEEN BEFORE, WE DON'T HAVE A MANUAL OR A PLAY BOOK BUT WHAT WE CAN DO IS UTILIZE THE EXPERIENCES AND THE EXPOSURES OF THOSE WHO HAVE EXPERIENCE THE BRUNT OF THIS

AND CONTINUE TO BUILD THAT PLAY BOOK AND WHAT I WOULD LIKE 0 SEE PEOPLE DO IN OUR COMMUNITY IS FOCUS ON PROTECTING ONE ANOTHER BY TRYING TO WASH YOUR HANDS, WEARING THESE MASKS, AND SOCIALLY DISTANCING, THAT MEANS NOT ALLOWING YOUR KIDS TO GO TO PARTIES, NOT SETTING UP PARTIES NOT GOING TO THE LAKE NOT GOING TO CAMPING GROUNDS BECAUSE YOU ARE STILL COMING INTO CONTACT WITH OTHERS TO BE QUITE FRANK YOU CANNOT ASSUME THAT EVERYONE IS DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING

>> DAN, I THANK YOU SO MUCH, GOD BLESS YOU AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK TODAY IS YOUR FIRST DAY OFF IN MORE THAN A WEEK YOU HAVE COME OUT HERE AND JOINED US ITS THIS IS MY HOME, THIS IS MY HOME, TOO WHEN YOU START TO UNDERSTAND THE SPREAD OF THE IMPACT, SHANNON, YOU GAVE TWO MONTHS OF YOURSELF IN NEW YORK CITY, THIS IS BACK HOME HERE FOR YOU, THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK AND EFFORTS

WE ARE STANDING HERE IN FRONT OF THE MARICOPA MEDICAL EXAMINERS OFFICE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE DEAD FOLKS IN THE STATE THAT NUMBER CONTINUES TO RISE, IT BROUGHT IN JUST THE LAST 24 HOURS FOUR BACKUP REFRIGERATORS TO BE USED POTENTIALLY AS MORGUES AS THE DEATH TOLL CONTINUES TO INCREASE HERE ALLISON >> VAUGHN, IT'S JUST AN UNBELIEVABLE SITUATION THERE AND I KNOW HE CAN'T HEAR US, IF YOU COULD THANK SHANNON FOR ALL OF US HERE IN NEW YORK WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR THE PEOPLE WHO CAME HERE TO SAVE LIVES AND PROTECT OUR CITY

YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE ME CRY ON TV, I HAVE BEEN DOING THAT A LOT LATELY I USUALLY DON'T PEOPLE LIKE HIM WHO HELPED US GET BETTER THANK YOU SO MUCH >> THANKS, ALLISON

I'LL PASS IT ALONG % HOSPITALS MIGHT % BE RUNNING OUT % OF THEM % MEDICAL % CORRESPONDENT, % DR JOHN TORRES, % EXPLAINS >> Reporter: AN % EMOTIONAL % >>> EMOTIONAL WELCOME HOME FOR MICHAEL JANUARY SON THE NEW YORK DAD WAS ONE OF THE EAR YESTERDAY99 COVID PATIENTS

>> I WAS TELLING HIM WE WANT TO YOU FIGHT, KEEP FIGHTING, CAN YOU DO THIS >> OUT OF OPTIONS, MICHAEL'S DOCTORS TRIED REMDESIVIR TOPPED WITH ACHIEVE STEROID FOR INFLAMMATION >> WE HAVE A PATIENT WHO DYING FROM NOT JUST INFECTION, BUT THEIR BODY'S OWN RESPONSE THAT IS WHY THE ONE-TWO PUNCH IS CRITICAL >> WITHIN 24 HOURS OF GETTING THE STEROIDS AFTER THE OTHER DRUG, I SHOWED IMPROVEMENT I STAYED ALIVE

>> FOUND REMDESIVIR CAN SHORTEN THE LENGTH OF THE DISEASE AND MIGHT EVEN SAVE LIVES THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, HHS, WAS SENDING FREE REMDESIVIR TO DIRECTLY TO HOSPITALS BUT CRITICS SAY HHS ISN'T KEEPING PACE WITH SURGING CASE >> THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE MAKING SURE THAT WE'RE MOVING THE SUPPLIES NECESSARY TO TREAT THOSE PATIENTS IN THE HOSPITALS IN THIS CASE BUT IT'S NOT CLEAR THAT THAT'S — THAT DISTRIBUTION MECHANISMS ARE IN PLACE >> HOSPITALS IN THESE HOT SPOTS TELL NBC NEWS THEY ARE LOW ON THIS LIFESAVING DRUG

>> BY FRIDAY WE MAY NOT HAVE ANYMORE >> THE GOVERNMENT SUPPLY OF REMDESIVIR WILL RUN OUT BY SEPTEMBER, IF NOT SOONER AND THE PRICE TAG WITH GO UP >> WE CAN'T TRUST DRUG COMPANIES TO PROFITEER ON THIS PANDEMIC >> PATIENTS TODAY WON'T BE ABLE TO ACCESS OR AFFORD ONE OF THE ONLY DRUGS WITH EVIDENCE BEHIND IT >> IT'S NOT FAIR TO A PATIENT OR A PATIENT'S FAMILY TO HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THOSE THINGS WHEN THEIR LOVED ONE'S LIFE IS ON THE LINE

>>> DR JOHN TORRES JOINS ME LIVE NOW AND DR JOHN, TEXAS, ARIZONA, FLORIDA, THESE STATES OF CONCERN, WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THEIR REMDESIVIR SUPPLY? >> SO ONE OF THE BIG THINGS TO REMEMBER IS THE DISTRIBUTION IS MOSTLY GOING ON HERE, BECAUSE ALTHOUGH THOSE SHORTAGES, THEY ARE PROJECTED NOT TO BE BAD UNTIL SEPTEMBER TIME FRAME SO DISTRIBUTION IS A BIG ISSUE RIGHT NOW AND IF YOU REMEMBER GOVERNOR CUOMO SAID I AM GOING TO SEND DOSE DOSS DOWN TO FLORIDA, FLORIDA STILL SAYING THEY HAVEN'T SEEN THOSE YET BUT THAT — THAT'S WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN AROUND THE COUNTRY ESPECIALLY IN AREAS HARD HIT, THE THINGS YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT, THE CONCERN AGAIN IS THAT REMDESIVIR ALONG WITH STEROIDS ARE THE ONLY TWO DRUGS THAT HAVE SHOWN LIFESAVING BENEFITS, GETTING THEM IN HANDS OF DOCTORS WHO CAN GET THEM INTO PATIENT THAT NEED THEM THAT IS THE MOST CRITICAL CON OF CONCERNING

AS OF SEPTEMBER WHEN HHS GOES RUN OUT, WE ARE NOT REALLY SURE WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN THERE THE EXAMPLE IS RIGHT NOW IN FLORIDA, ONE HOSPITAL SYSTEM IS SAYING THEY HAVE ENOUGH THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK, THEY ARE NOT GOING TO GET RESUPPLIES UNTIL JULY 27th ACTUALLY TALKING ABOUT CUTTING THE DOSING, INSTEAD OF BEING 1 IS 1 DAYS, CUTTING IT DOWN TO FIVE DAYS AND SEE IF THAT WORKS SO THEY CAN VERY MUCH THAT A LITTLE BIT MORE >> DR JOHN, HOW ARE SUPPLIES OF THE STEROID PAIR WEEKEND REMDESIVIR DURING TREATMENT, ARE THEY RUNNING OUT OF THAT, TOO? >> THIS IS INTERESTING AS WELL BECAUSE THAT STEROID HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE 1960s

IT'S SOMETHING THAT I USED SINCE THE DAY I WALKED INTO A HOSPITAL AND STARTED TREATING PATIENTS, IT HAS BEEN AROUND SO LONG, IT'S A CHEAP MEDICATION IT'S A QUIT UNEXPECTED TO FIND OUT 0 IT'S IN SHORT SUPPLY, IT'S ON THE FDA SHORTAGE LIST SO HAVING THAT ON THE SHORTAGE LIST, HAVING REMDESIVIR ON THE SHORTAGE LIST THAT GETS CONCERNING SO THE ISSUE HERE IS ONE, MAKING SURE THAT SUPPLY GETS RAMPED UP, ALSO, TWO, MAKING SURE THAT DISTRIBUTION HAPPENS, WE DON'T WANT TO REPEAT THE VENTILATOR ISSUE BACK IN APRIL TIME FRAME WHERE SOME STATE WERE CLAMMING FOR VENTILATORS AND OTHER STATES HAD THEM BUT WEREN'T NECESSARILY USING THEM THE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM GOING TO TAKE ORGANIZATION THAT IS JUST NOT HERE YET >> DR

JOHN, ORDERS FOR CONVALESCENT PLASMA IN FLORIDA, CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHAT THE DEMAND IS LIKE FOR IT RIGHT NOW >> WHAT HAPPENS IS YOU GET THE PLASMA, WHICH IS ONE OF THE BLOOD PRODUCTS YOU GET FROM PEOPLE WHO HAD COVID-19, THEY RECOVER FROM IT, THEY WAITED 14 DAYS, TWO WEEK TIME PERIOD SO THERE IS ANTIBODIES TO BUILD UP, THAT BLOOD HAS THEIR ANTIBODIES IN IT THAT CAN FIGHT COVID-19 IF YOU GIVE IT TO A PATIENT WHO IS FIGHTING COVID-19, BUT NOT FIGHTING VERY SUCCESSFULLY, IT GIVES THEM A BOOST OF ANTIBODIES, IT'S TEMP RISING MEASURE LETTING THEIR BODY TAKE OVER IT DOES GIVE THEM THAT LIFESAVING BOOST TO GET THROUGH AT LEAST THE WORSE PART OF COVID-19 >> PROBLEM IS A BIT OF A SHORTAGE RIGHT NOW, BECAUSE OF ALL THE CASES BEING DIAGNOSED OF CORONAVIRUS, THE FACT THAT DOCTORS ARE STARTING TO USE EARLIER IN THE TREATMENT, THOSE ARE CAUSING DELAY

SO THE WORD HAS BEEN PUT OUT, IF YOU RECOVER FROM COVID-19 IT'S BEEN A COUPLE WEEKS, THINK VERY MUCH ABOUT GIVING BLOOD, THAT BLOOD COULD BE LIFESAVING >> DR JOHN LET'S TALK ABOUT SCHOOL REOPENINGS, RICE UNIVERSITY SAID IT'S GOING TO HAVE CLASSES IN OUTDOOR TENTS, HOW DOES THAT REDUCE THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS AND OTHER RISKS THAT COME WITH A PLAN LIKE THAT? >> ALLISON, THERE ARE CERTAIN RISKS THAT COME WITH A PLAN LIKE THAT, IT DOES REDUCE THE RISK OF GETTING COVID- 19, IT DOESN'T PASS FROM PERSON TO PERSON OUTDOORS AS IT DOES INDOORS PART OF THE REASON IS BECAUSE INDOORS HAVE YOU A HARD TIME SOCIAL DISTANCING BUT THE OTHER PART OF THE REASON IS THE AIRFLOW INDOORS VERSUS THE OUTDOORS, THAT VIRUS CAN GET DILUTED OUTDOORS, LET'S PUT THEM IN TENTS AND THEY CAN TAKE CARE OF IT THERE AND LESS A CHANCE OF GETTING IT ON THE OTHER HAND, WE'RE HAVING HEAT WAVE AFTER HEAT WAVE, ESPECIALLY IN AREAS WHERE HEAT AND HUMIDITY ARE HUGE FACTORS IT IS GOING TO BE DIFFICULT TO PUT STUDENTS, ESPECIALLY THE YOUNGER STUDENTS OUT IN TENTS AND TEACH THEM IN SITUATIONS LIKE THAT, LOOKED ON LOCATION BY LOCATION BASIS, IT MIGHT WORK FOR SOME PEOPLE ESPECIALLY IN AREAS WHERE THE TEMPERATURE, THE HUMIDITY AREN'T THAT BAD, OTHER AREAS WON'T WORK AS WELL, YOU NEED TO HAVE CONTINGENCY PLANS FOR MOVING PEOPLE INDOORS AND NOT GET STUDENTS BACK IN SCHOOL UNTIL THEY MAKE SURE THEY HAVE THOSE CONTINGENCY PLANS IN PLACE

>> DR JOHN, WHAT'S YOUR BEST ADVICE FOR PARENTS WHO ARE NERVOUS ABOUT SENDING THEIR GRADE SCHOOL KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL, WHAT PRECAUTIONS SHOULD THEY TAKE WITH THEIR LITTLE ONES >> THE MAIN PRECAUTION RIGHT NOW IS TO MAKE SURE THEY UNDERSTAND, THE LITTLE ONES UNDERSTAND WHY THEY SHOULD WEAR A MASK, WHY THEY NEED TO WASH THEIR HANDS SO WHEN THEY GO TO A SCHOOL, THEY CONTINUE TO DO LOOK AT THE SCHOOL, SCHOOL SYSTEMS HAVE BEEN GOOD ABOUT PUTTING OUT A LOT OF INFORMATION, ASK THEM QUESTIONS, WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO KEEP NOT JUST MY STUDENT BUT THE STAFF, THE TEACHERS, EVERYBODY ELSE SAFE WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT IT NOW

IF YOU HAVE RISKY PEOPLE AT HOME, PRE- EXISTING CONDITIONS OR MAYBE IMMUNOSUPPRESSED BE CAREFUL THERE AND MAKE SURE THEY ARE TAKEN CARE OF AS WELL WHAT HAPPEN IT IS THERE IS A STUDENT WITH CORONAVIRUS, DO YOU HAVE A WAY TO ISOLATE THEM? DO YOU HAVE A WAY TO MAKE SURE THEY GET SOMEWHERE AND OTHER FROM OTHER PEOPLE ARE THEY USING A POD SYSTEM WHERE 20 STUDENTS AT A TIME SEEN TOGETHER LOOK AT TRANSPORTATION AS WELL, HOW IS MY STUDENT GETTING TO SCHOOL ARE THEY GETTING TO SCHOOL ON A BUS FULL OF OTHER PEOPLE NOT IN THEIR POD, THAT IS NOT A GOOD THING OR IN THEIR POD FROM LEAVING YOUR DOOR TO COMING BACK TO YOUR DOOR

THAT'S WHAT A LOT OF EXPERTS ARE RECOMMENDING DO YOUR HOMEWORK NOW BEFORE YOUR STUDENTS HAVE TO DO THEIR HOMEWORK COME SCHOOL TIME >> DR JOHN, IT'S SO MUCH TO THINK ABOUT, NO WONDER THAT EDUCATORS, PARENTS ARE CONCERNED, THEY'VE GOT A LOT TO CONSIDER THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR RUNNING US THROUGH THAT

>> BUT ETI >>> A MAJOR FEDERAL TESTING SITE IN TEXAS SET TO CLOSE TOMORROW EVEN THOUGH CORONAVIRUS CASES THERE ARE STILL SURGING NBC NEWS REPORTER PRISCILLA THOMPSON IS AT THAT SITE THERE WERE LONG LINES OF CARS THERE, CLEARLY THERE IS STILL A NEED SO WHY IS THIS SITE CLOSING? >> ALLISON, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE CAME THROUGH TO GET TESTED TODAY AND THIS SITE WAS ACTUALLY SUPPOSED TO CLOSE ON TUESDAY, BUT WAS EXTENDED THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK THROUGH FRIDAY BECAUSE OF THE NEED HERE BUT, ONE THING ABOUT THESE MASSIVE TESTING SITES, THE IDEA IS THAT THEY DO COME INTO COMMUNITIES WHERE THERE IS A SURGE IN CASES, THEY TEST AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE FOR A WEEK OR IN THIS CASE A WEEK AND A HALF AND THEY LEAVE AND THEY ARE ABLE TO FOCUS ON CONTAINMENT AND THE IDEA MAKING SURE THE VIRUS DOESN'T, YOU KNOW, BLOW UP AGAIN BUT THAT THEY CAN BEGIN TO BRING THAT CURVE DOWN

AND YOU KNOW, I ACTUALLY SPOKE WITH THE ADMINISTRATOR WHO HAS BEEN RUNNING THIS SITE DAY IN AND DAY OUT FOR THE PAST WEEK AND A HALF, THEY'VE DONE MORE THAN 20,000 TESTS HERE BUT THAT THE NEED IS VERY URGENT HERE AND VERY IMPORTANT PARTICULARLY FOR THIS COMMUNITY TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT HE SAID >> I THINK THAT THERE NEEDS TO BE CONTINUATION OF TESTING YOU KNOW THERE IS OVER 1

5 MILLION PEOPLE HERE IN THE RIO GRAND VALLEY, NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT WE ARE BORDERING ANOTHER COUNTRY SO, THERE IS PROBABLY IN EXCESS OF 3 MILLION ACROSS THE BORDER THAT HAS A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THE COVID-19 ISSUES THAT WE HAVE GOING ON SO CONTINUE TESTING IS PARAMOUNT IN ORDER TO KEEP ON IDENTIFYING STATISTICALLY WHERE WE SIT AND WHAT WE NEED TO DO AS FAR AS MEASURES FOR THE FUTURE >> Reporter: AND THIS SITE HAS BEEN CLOSING AROUND NOON SINCE TUESDAY AND CAN I TELL YOU IN THE FEW HOURS THAT WE'VE BEEN HERE SINCE IT CLOSED AT LEAST A HALF DOZEN PEOPLE HAVE COME UP HOPING TO BE TESTED ONLY HAVE TO TURN AROUND SOME OF THEM COMING FROM QUITE FAR AWAY TO BE TESTED AND SO, I MEAN I THINK THAT DOES GIVE A SENSE OF THE NEED HERE AND HOPEFULLY THOSE FOLKS ARE ABLE TO GET AN APPOINTMENT TOMORROW BEFORE THE SITE CLOSES FOR GOOD

>> FORGIVE ME, I WILL ASK YOU THE NEXT QUESTION WHAT IS THE COUNTY'S PLAN ONCE THIS SITE OPENS, WHAT KIND OF TESTING OPTIONS ARE FOLKS THERE WHO ARE STILL CLEARLY IN NEED OF GETTING TESTED? >> Reporter: WELL, A VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION THERE, ALLISON SO THE COUNTY AND THE STATE — STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS TYPICALLY STAND UP AROUND FOUR SITFAST DAY, THOSE SITES DO 300 TO 500 TESTS PER DAY THAT IS NOT NEARLY THE THOUSANDS THAT WE WERE SEEING HAPPENING AT THIS MASS TESTING SITE SO I ACTUALLY JUST SPOKE WITH THE COUNTY JUDGE WHO TELLS ME THAT THEY ARE IN THE PROCESS OF FINALIZING A CONTRACT WITH THE UNIVERSITY HERE THAT IS GOING TO HELP THEM TO BEEF UP SOME OF THAT TESTING

BUT, IT'S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER HERE THAT WHILE TESTING IS A BIG CONCERN, IT ISN'T THE ONLY CONCERN TEXAS HAS BEEN REPORTING RECORD NUMBERS OF HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATHS AND THAT IMPACT IS CERTAINLYING ABOUT FELT HERE TAKE A LISTEN TO HOW THE COUNTY JUDGE DESCRIBED THE SITUATION TO ME >> I HAVE NEVER BEEN IN A COMBAT ZONE WHEN HAVE YOU LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE, BUT GOLLY, WHEN FUNERAL HOMES ARE TELLING ME THAT THEY CAN HANDLE SEVEN BODIES FAIRLY EASY BUT HAVING TO DEAL WITH 18 OR 25, YES, THIS IS A SCARY THING AND THAT'S WHY WE MUST MUST MUST FIND A SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM >> Reporter: AND SO IN ADDITION TO SORT OF MANAGING ALL THESE OTHER THINGS, THE COUNTY JUDGE TELLS ME THAT HE IS REALLY EMPHASIZING PREVENTION HERE, PARTICULARLY IN THIS COMMUNITY, IT IS A PREDOMINANTLY LATINO COMMUNITY, HE SAYS THERE ARE A LOT OF FOLKS WHO LIVE IN MULTIGENERATIONAL HOMES, IT CAN SPREAD PRETTY QUICKLY SO HE IS TRYING TO PROMOTE THE IDEA OF THE WASHING THE HANDS, WEARING THE MASKS AND STAYING AWAY FROM LARGE GATHERINGS IN ORDER TO CONTAIN THE VIRUS IN THE VALLEY, ALLISON

>> PRISCILLA, I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT THE GOVERNOR, WONDERING IF HE MIGHT SHUTDOWN THE STATE AGAIN, HERE IS WHAT HE SAID >> PEOPLE ARE PANICKING, THE ANSWER IS NO, THAT IS NOT THE GOAL I HAVE BEEN ABUNDANTLY CLEAR ALL WE NEED IS FOR PEOPLE 0 TO WEAR MASKS IF EVERYONE WEARS A MASK NOTHING WILL BE LOCKED DOWN >> SO HOW ARE LOCAL OFFICIALS REACTING TO THAT? IS THAT WHAT OFFICIALS WANT TO HEAR >> Reporter: LOCAL OFFICIALS AROUND THE STATE HAVE BEEN CALLING FOR THE GOVERNOR TO GRANT THEM THE POWER TO ISSUE SOME SORT OF STAY AT HOME ORDERS IN THEIR JURISDICTIONS FOR WEEKS NOW, BUT THAT HAS NOT HAND

I WANT TO POINT OUT GOVERNOR ABBOTT MADE THAT STATEMENT YOU JUST PLAYED HOURS AFTER THE STATE RELEASED A NEW DAILY RECORD IN TERMS OF DEATHS AND POSITIVE CASES ON YESTERDAY AND SO, YOU KNOW, THE DOCTORS THAT I HAVE SPOKEN TO SAID I THINK THE NEXT WEEK IS GOING TO BE CRUCIAL IN TERMS OF WHAT HAPPENS NEXT YEAR WE SAW THE GOVERNOR SHUTDOWN BARS THREE WEEKS AGO HE REQUIRED THAT MANDATORY MASK ORDER TWO WEEKS AGO THAT IS AROUND THE TIME DOCTORS SAY WE SHOULD SEE THE IMPACT OF MITIGATION EFFORTS

THIS NEXT WEEK IF THOSE NUMBERS DON'T BEGIN TO COME DOWN I THINK THAT THE GOVERNOR IS GOING TO HAVE SOME DECISIONS TO MAKE HERE, ALLISON >> YEAH, IT SOUNDS LIKE HE MIGHT PRISCILLA THOMPSON IN TEXAS, THANK YOU SO MUCH % AROUND THE % WORLD % A WAVE OF CASES % SURGEON AND % REGRESSING % WITH THAT HE % SAID WE WILL SEE % SUPPRESSION AND % LIFT MEASURES % UNTIL A VACCINE ARRIVES

% >>> >>> TOURISTS IN PARIS HAVE A BIRD'S EYE VIEW AND EIFFEL TOWER AND DISNEY LAND PARIS ARE BACK OPEN NBC NEWS FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT REPORTS >> HEY, ALLISON, A LITTLE AFTER WEEKS OF LOCKDOWNS, SOME TOURISTS IN EUROPE ARE SLOWLY STARTING TO VENTURE OUT AND FINDING EUROPEAN CITIES LOOK VERY DIFFERENT THIS SUMMER IN SOME CASES NOT ALL THE HOTELS ARE OPEN, NOT ALL THE RESTAURANTS ARE OPEN BUT IN PARIS, ONE BIG SIGN IS PROGRESS

>> FRANCE CELEBRATING BASTILLE DAY THE NATIONAL HOLIDAY, ANOTHER SIGN THINGS ARE GETTING BACK TO NORMAL, THE VERY TOP OF THE EIFFEL TOWER ALSO BACK IN BUSINESS WITH STRICT SOCIAL DISTANCING, OF COURSE, NO MORE THAN 250 PEOPLE ALLOWED UP TOP AT ANYTIME TOURISM BRINGS MORE THAN 30 MILLION VISITORS TO FRANCE IN A NORMAL YERKES THE EIFFEL TOWER ONE OF THE BIGGEST DETRACTIONS, OUR MOLLIE HUNTER WAS THERE WHEN THE TOWER PARTIALLY REOPENED LAST MONTH TO SAMPLE THE EXCITEMENT >> THE ONLY WAY 2nd FLOOR 675 GRUELING AT THES, THE ELEVATOR OPENED UP THIS WEEK, THE EXERCISE IS WORTH IT >> NOW SIX WEEKS AFTER LOCKDOWN ENDED PRICES AND BRAVE TOURISTS EXCITED, OTHER LANDMARKS COMING BACK TO LIFE, DISNEY LAND PARIS, PARTIALLY REOPENING

AND NEXT WEEK, THE COUNTRY'S MOST FAMOUS EXPORT, THE STATUE OF LIBERTY, ALSO SET TO REOPEN WITH ITS OWN SOCIAL DISTANCING PLANS ,, LATEST HEADLINES SAVANNA, WE WILL CALL THIS HEADLINES, FRIDAY EDITION >> EXACTLY

I KNOW, I KNOW HOW WE KNARE ALWAYS TALK ABOUT WHICH DAY OF THE WEEK IT IS THANK YOU SO MUCH WE WILL CLOSE OUT THE WEEK STARTING OF COURSE WITH THE LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUS THE US

REPORTED MORE THAN 77,000 CASES OF THE VI LAST 24 HOURS A NEW RECORD HIGH DR ANTHONY FAUCI ADDRESSED THE SURGE EARLY TODAY, EMPHASIZING, WE ARE NOWHERE NEAR OUT OF THE WOODS >> THREE DEFENDANTS HAVE PLEADED NOT GUILTY

GREGORY McMICHAEL HAS DONE TRAVELS WITH McMICHAEL AND THE A NEIGHBOR WERE INDICTED ON NINE COUNTS INCLUDING FELONY MURDER 25-YEAR-OLD AHMED AUBREY, ONE IN SOUTHEAST GEORGIA WHEN HE WAS FATALLY SHOT THE DEFENDANTS SAY THAT THEY WAS A T HE BURGLARY SUSPECT

>>> AND ALL THOSE DO RGWE HAVE SOME OFFICIALS RESULTS THE SHOW THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAYS PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRAT JAMAL BOWMAN HAS E WON NEW YORK'S 16th CONGRESSIONAL SEAT AGAINST LONGTIME REPRESENTATIVE ELIOT ENGEL SOME ARE COMPARING THIS THEN RAISED TO THE MAJOR TI VICTORY AGAINST INCUMBENT JOE TWO YEARS ENAGO >> % Reporter: IT LOOKS LIKE ANGLE IS NOT THE ONLY ONE LEAVING CONGRESS LAST NIGHT, MICHIGAN REPRESENTATIVES JUSTIN A MARCH CONFIRMED HE WILL NOT RUN FOR HT% RE-ELECTION THIS YEAR

THE INDEPENDENT CONGRESSMAN HAS SERVED SINCE 2011 AND MADE MAJOR HEADLINES AFTER HE LEFT T THE REPUBLICAN PARTY LAST YEAR IN A TWEET, MARSH ROAD, QUOTE, THIS IS MY CHOICE, BUT I'M STILL GOING TO MISS IT >>> AND YOU PROBABLY HAVE HEARD THE NEWS ABOUT WASHINGTON'S NFL TEAM CHANGING THE PROGRAM WE TOLD YOU ABOUT THAT HE%% EARLIER THIS WEEK AFTER YEARS OF CONTROVERSY, WELL, YOU KNOW, THEY ARE IN EVEN MORE HOT WATER

MORE THAN A DOZEN FEMALE EMPLOYEES ARE ACCUSING THE TEAM OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND VERBAL ABUSE ACCORDING TO A REPORT FROM THE "WASHINGTON POST" ONE OF THE EMPLOYEES SPOKE WITH THE "TODAY "W SHOW" THIS ST% MORNING >> NOBODY DESERVES TO BE DEGRADED AND TREATED LIKE THAT NOBODY DESERVES TO BE DISRESPECTED AND FOR ANY NDOF US ANWOMEN THAT WANT TO GET INTO A CAREER THAT IS A MALE-DOMINATED FORCE, WE SHOULD NOT BE AFRAID THAT THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT ARE GOING TO HAPPENED

>> AND THE TEAM'S OWNER RESPONDED TO THE ALLEGATIONS SAYING, QUOTE, THE BEHAVIOR DESCRIBED IN YESTERDAY'S "WASHINGTON POST" ARTICLE HAS NO PLACE IN OUR FRANCHISE OR SOCIETY >>> FINALLY, WE GOT MORE HEALTH FOR YOU THIS WEEK ON SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG WE TOLD YOU SHE HAS BEEN HOSPITALIZED BUT RELEASED FAIRLY QUICKLY WELL, NOW, WE ARE LEARNING SHE AI HAS CANCER AGAIN AND IT IS CURRENTLY RECEIVING HIM A SHE SAYS %IT IS SHOWING POSITIVE RESULTS, THOUGH, IT IS KEEPING HER CANCER AT BAY AND SHE IS STILL ABLE TO, QUOTE, KEEP UP HAND TO ACTIVE DAILY ROUTINE

SHE SAYS IT IS GOING TO E STAY THAT WAY ALISON, WE HAVE SEEN THAT WORKOUT ROUTINE, AT 87 YEARS OLD SO I'M NOT SURPRISED TO HEAR THAT >> SHE IS JUST AMAZING THE WHOLE COUNTRY IS ROOTING FOR HER

GLAD TO O HEAR THAT IT SEEMS TO BE GOING WELL SO FAR THANKS, SAVANNA >>> ARIZONA HAS THE HIGHEST POSITIVE CORONAVIRUS TEST RATE IN THE % ENTIRE COUNTRY AS THE GOVERNMENT STILL IS NOT ISSUING A MASK MANDATE HE IS ACKNOWLEDGING THERE IS A PROBLEM

>> WHAT WE HAVE GONE THROUGH AND T THE CHALLENGES THAT I AM SHARING WITH YOU REALLY IS ARIZONA'S NEW NORMAL IT IS OUR NEW NORMAL FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE I REALLY WANT TO ASK PEOPLE TO GET THEIR R HEADS AROUND THAT THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE A CHALLENGE THAT IS GOING TO BE ONGOING >> NBC NEWS REPORTER HILLIARD JOINS ME NOW FOR S A NEW FEDERAL TESTING SITE IN PHOENIX

RON, THE GOVERNOR SAYS THAT DEALING WITH CORONAVIRUS IS THE NEW AY NORMAL BUT SO OUR TESTING DEMAND AND DELAYS SO HOW WILL THIS NEW SITE HELP ADDRESS THOSE TESTING PROBLEMS? >> Reporter: THIS IS %BIG JULY 17th, BUT IT IS PROGRESS THIS IS IS ONE OF TWO FEDERALLY BACKED HIGH- CAPACITY TESTING SITES INTRODUCED % TODAY

EACH OF THESE TWO SITES ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO TEST 2500 FOLKS A DAY OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT 12 DAYS YOU SHOULD NOTE, THEY ARE XT EXPECTING — THEY SHOULD EXPECT THE TEST RESULTS IN 24 TO 48 HOURS BECAUSE THEY ARE ACTUALLY SHIPPING THE TESTS OVER TO FLORIDA IRVINE, CALIFORNIA TO THLYB TO PAUSE THE SIGNIFICANT BACKLOG IN MOST TESTS ARE %TAKING ANYWHERE FROM SEVEN TO 10 DAYS THAT IS WHY THIS IS SIGNIFICANT IT HAS ALSO THE TWO PREDOMINATELY COMMITTEES OF COLOR HERE IN SOUTH PHOENIX

HEAVY LATINO PRESENCE YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT TESTING IN THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS AREA I WANT CE% TO LET YOU LISTEN TO A LITTLE BIT OF OUR CONVERSATION WITH PHOENIX FIRE CHIEF ONROB McDADE >> PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THEY ARE SCARED THEY GOT YOUNG ONES

THEY ARE TRYING TO GO TO WORK FEMA ARRIVING WE HAVE 50,000 KIDS WE WANT TO VEUSE ALL OF THEM WE WANT TO GET THESE FOLKS TESTED

WE WILL SO THAT WE TECAN GET AS MANY PEOPLE TESTED OVER THIS WEEK AND A %HALF VAN PHOENIX FIRE CAPTAIN WOULD NOTE THE FACT THAT IN NONE OF THESE COMMUNITIES, YOU HAVE %IE MULTIGENERATIONAL HOMES AND YOU ALSO IGHAVE THE REALITY THAT YOU HAVE A LOT OF ESSENTIAL WORKERS, SERVICE WORKERS, THAT ARE LIVING IN THESE COMMUNITIES AND SO IF ONE PERSON IN THE IFAMILY GETS COVID, THERE'S ESSENTIALLY AUTOMATIC EXPOSURE TO OTHERS AND THOSE FAMILIES OF OTHERS IN THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS, ALISON >> OSHOSO IMPORTANT THAT FOLKS THERE HAVE ACCESS TO TESTING

VAUGHN, WHAT ARE YOU HEARING FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE THERE WHO ARE GETTING TESTED TODAY? >> Reporter: ARE JUST INTRODUCING YOU TO ONE OF THE FELLOWS THAT WE MET, LOUISE HE SAYS HE IS A TRANSIT WORKER, ONE OF THOSE ESSENTIAL WORKERS YOU KNOW, THE ISSUE IS SEWHEN YOU GET DON'T GET TEST RESULTS OVER THE COURSE OF MORE E THAN A WEEK, FOLKS ARE LARGELY STILL GOING TO GO TO WORK, EVEN IF THEY HAVE, YOU KNOW, BASIC SYMPTOMS BECAUSE NUMBER ONE, THEY NEED MONEY IN THEIR POCKETS BUT ALSO, THEY ARE ESSENTIAL THEY GOT TO KEEP THESE SYSTEMS HERE IN THE ECONOMY GOING ININ ARIZONA

AND THAT IS WHY THIS TURNAROUND IS SO IMPORTANT AND I WANT TO LET YOU HEAR DIRECTLY FROM RUIZ, ONE OF THE INDIVIDUALS WHO CAME HERE TODAY >> BEING OUT IN THE STREET, KNOW YOU? ETC 40 WORKERS WERE DIAGNOSED WITH COVID EYE ONE TO TAKE MORE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES

>> YOU ARE GOING TO WORK, STILL, EVERYDAY? YES, SIR MILD HEADACHES, NO I BELIEVE I DON'T HAVE IT THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO MIGHT HAVE IN IT >> Reporter: LOUISE SAID, QUOTE, AT teLEAST I HAVE IT

THAT IS WHY TESTING IS SO IS CRUCIAL BECAUSE YOU HEARD HIM SAY THAT HE HAS A SLIGHT HEADACHE HE HAS ALSO BEEN EXPOSED TO FOUR OF HIS CO-WORKERS WHO HAVE ALREADY TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID AND YET,IT GOD BLESS HIM, BUT HE IS STILL GOING TO WORK THERE ARE NO REQUIREMENTS IN THE STATE, ALISON, THAT THESE PLACES OF WORK, WHETHER THEY BE RESTAURANTS , IF HE THEIR WORKERS HAVE TESTED POSITIVE, AND THOSE, NO THEY RULE THAT T REQUIRES BUSINESSES TO ENFORCE THEIR PATRONS OR THOSE THAT EY ARE USING PUBLIC HA TRANSIT THAT TH THERE ARE POSITIVE COVID CASES AROUND THEM

AND THAT IS THE ISSUE AND WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT Y PEOPLE LIKE LOUISE COME HERE TODAY TO GET THOSE TESTS >> VAUGHN, I KNOW ARIZONA IS IN NEED OF MORE HELP THAN JUST TESTING WHAT OTHER HELP IS ARIZONA GETTING FROM OTHER STATES, FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY? YOU KNOW, ONE OF THESE ISSUES HERE IS THE FACT THAT THE FEDERAL RESOURCES APPEAR TO BE LIMITED AND THAT IS WHAT YOU HAVE SEEN FRUSTRATION FROM THE STATES AROUND THE COUNTRY HERE THIS IS FEMA'S FIRST OPERATION

FEMA PARTNER WITH THE CITY Y OF PHOENIX AND WITH THE ARIZONA A NATIONAL GUARD TO PUT THIS ON HERE AS ARIZONA CONTINUES TO BE A A HOT SPOT BECAUSE YOU WOULD THINK POTENTIALLY A FLATTENING OF THE NUMBER OF CASES HERE IN THE STATE OF THE LAST FOUR OR FIVE DAYS, THAT IS BECAUSE THERE'S ALSO NOT BEEN AN EXPANSION OF TESTS BEING CONDUCTED AND YOU HAVE SEEN STILL THAT THE POSITIVE RATES BE ABOUT 23% THAT'S ABWHERE THESE PARTNERSHIPS ARE SO CRUCIAL WE SHOULD NOTE THAT THE NEW REQUEST LABORATORIES HAVE PROCESSED ABOUT 80% OF THE TEST PLUS PER DAY THEY EXPAND TO PROCESS

NEW MACHINERY THAT THEY HAVE BROUGHT ON FROM AN INTERNATIONAL COMPANY A ATLOT OF THESE ARE EXPECTATIONS THAT ARE BEING LAID DOWN AND WHAT WE DO ALL KNOW, WHEN YOU TALK TO DOCTORS AND ICU NURSES THAT ARE WORKING IN THESE HOSPITALS AS, YOU KNOW, HUNDREDS OF NURSES AND OTHER HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS ARE COMING INTO THE STATE, WHAT IS STILL NEEDED HERE IS S THAT EXPANSION OF TESTING AND THAT IS WHY TODAY'S PROGRESS, BUT EVEN MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE, EV ALISON >> VAUGHN HILLYARD, IT IS THE END OF THE WEEK JUST WANT TO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK THIS WEEK WE'RE AMAZED WITH HOW HARD YOU'RE WORKING WITH HOW HOT IT IS OUT THERE

WE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOUR REPORTING THANK YOU >>> GEORGIA'S GOVERNOR SUING ATLANTA'S MAYOR OVER MASKS GOVERNOR KEMP SAYS THE MAYOR, A' LANCE BOTTOMS, EXCEEDED HER AUTHORITY WHEN SHE ISSUED IT IN HER CITY MEANWHILE, CORONAVIRUS CASES IN GEORGIA ARE UP MORE THAN 50% IN JUST THE LAST TWO WEEKS

NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT BLAYNE ALEXANDER IS IN ATLANTA WITH MORE % >> Reporter: WE SEE THIS PLAY OUT ALL OVER THE COUNTRY WHEN IT COMES TO THE QUESTION OF, WILL PEOPLE WEAR MASKS? AND, SHOULD THEY BE REQUIRED TO DO SO? THE BIGGEST UI ESCALATION RATE HERE IN TO THE GOVERNOR SUING THE ATLANTA MAYOR AND THE CITY COUNCIL THE MASK REQUIREMENT PUT INTO PLACE I WANT TO COHAVE YOU HEAR BOTH FROM THE DEMOCRATIC MAYOR AND THE REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR

BOTH ARE ACCUSING EACH OTHER OF PLAYING %DR POLITICS FIRST, MAYOR KEISHA LANCE BOTTOMS OF ATLANTICA WHO SPOKE ON TODAY >> THE FILING OF THE LAWSUIT IS BIZARRE, QUITE FRANKLY I DON'T THINK QIT HAPPENSTANCE THAT THIS LAWSUIT CAME A A DAY AFTER PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP VISITED ATLANTA HE WAS VIOLATING CITY LAW BY NOT HAVING ON THE DESK ATLANTA'S INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

>> NOW, THE MAYOR'S TELLS ME THAT THEY WILL LET THEIR DECISIONS DRIVEN BY SCIENCE AND TO GOVERNOR BRIAN KEMP SAYS HE IS ACTUALLY ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO PUT ON MASKS BUT HE ONSAYS WHEN IT COMES TO REQUIRING THEM TO DO SO, THAT TAKES IT A STEP TOO FAR IN FACT, HE REPEATED DURING A NEWS CONFERENCE TODAY, BUT HE SAID SEVERAL TIMES, THAT GEORGIANS, HE SAID, DO NOT NEED A MANDATE TO DO THE RIGHT THING SO I E PRESSED HIM ON THAT DURING THAT NEWS CONFERENCE

I ASKED, AT WHAT % POINT ARE YOU GOING TO SWITCH FROM ENCOURAGEMENT TO ENFORCEMENT IF YOU LOOK AROUND %% AND SEE THE PEOPLE ARE NOT WEARING THEIR MASKS A WEEK OR TWO WEEKS AFTER, ENCOURAGING THEM TO DO SO HERE'S HOW HE ANSWERED THAT QUESTION >> WHAT KIND OF MESSAGE DOES IT SEND WHEN YOU HAVE MANDATES ALREADY THAT PEOPLE AREEN NOT ENFORCING? IT SENDS THE TE MESSAGE THAT THE MANDATE DOES NOT MEAN ANYTHING I'M ASKING PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, GOVERNMENT IS NOT GOING TO BE THE ANSWER TO ALL PEOPLE'S PROBLEMS

>> Reporter: AND BOTH THE %MAYOR AND THE GOVERNOR SAY THAT IF IT COMES DOWN TO IT, THEY BOTH BELIEVE THAT THEY COULD WIN IN COURT IN ATLANTA, I'M BLAINE AND HER >>> PARENTS AND TEACHERS IN DETROIT IN COURT TODAY THEY'RE ASKING C THE JUDGE TO SHUT DOWN IN PERSON SUMMER SCHOOL CLASSES, CLAIM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IS USING SUMMER SCHOOL AS IA TEST TO SEE IF SCHOOLS THERE CAN REOPEN IN THE FALL NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT HEIDI JOINS ME NOW FOR DETROIT AND HEIDI, WHAT DID THE JUDGE SAY AT TODAY'S HEARING? HOW DID THINGS GO? >> THE S JUDGE, THE JURISDICTION OF THIS CASE HE DID NOT GO OVER THE CONTENT OR THE NATURE OF THE SEGMENT THIS IS ESSENTIALLY A DELAY THE PLAINTIFF HERE IS A COALITION OF PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND ACTIVISTS THEY , SAY THAT THERE SHOULD NOT BE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OPEN DURING THE SUMMER , THAT DETROIT IS EFFECTIVELY Y CONDUCTING A MASSIVE EXPERIMENT ON THE Y CHILDREN OF THE CITY OF DETROIT AND THAT THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE IN THE COUNTRY THAT HAS SAYS A MASSIVE SCHOOL DISTRICT

OPEN FOR SUMMER SCHOOL THEY ARE BUSING THE CHILDREN IN THEY SAY THAT IT IS VERY UNSAFE THAT THE CDC SAYS THAT ONE OF THE MAIN RISKS OF THE SPREAD OF COVID IS THE OPENING OF SCHOOLS THIS IS HAPPENING AT A TIME WHEN COVID HERE LIKE MANY OF THE PLACES IN THE COUNTRY IS ON ITS — AND IT IS A PLACE THAT HAS ALREADY SEEN A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF DEATHS DUE TO THE COVID

SO THIS CONTINUES IT WILL CONTINUE IN A DIFFERENT PLACE, ALISON >> SO WHAT IS THE SCHOOL DISTRICT — WHAT IS THEIR DEFENSE HERE FOR WHY KIDS SHOULD BE BACK IN THE CLASSROOM AND WHY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT THINKS ARE THEY SAFE? >> Reporter: HE WELL, FIRSTLY, THEY SAY — THIS IS THAT THE DEMAND FROM PARENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT THEIR CHILDREN ARE NOT LEARNING THAT THEIR CHILDREN ARE FALLING BEHIND THEY SAY THAT IT IS VOLUNTARY Y AND THAT, YOU KNOW, LOOK, THIS AT IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPOVERISHED CITIES IN THE COUNTRY

WHEN THESE KIDS WENT OUT OF E STTH SCHOOL IN MARCH, THEY DID NOT GET CHROMEBOOKS THEY DID NOT GET COMPUTERS THEY DID NOT GET THE RESOURCES THAT THEY NEEDED TO DO VIRTUAL LEARNING AND SO THEREFORE, MANY OF LETHESE KIDS ARE BEING HELD TO THE SAME STANDARDS AS CHURCH AND IN OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT DID GET T THOSE RESOURCES THEY ARE JUST NOT BEING GIVEN THE RESOURCES

A LOT OF FAMILIES ARE REALLY FACED WITH A DIFFICULT % CHOICE HERE OF WHETHER THEY LET THEIR KIDS FAIL OR THEY PUT THEM INTO THE SCHOOLS, HOPING THAT THE SAFETY % PROTOCOLS ARE GOING TO KEEP THEM SAY TAKE A LISTEN HERE TO ONE OF THE SPEAKERS AND WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY ABOUT THEIR CONCERNS >> I ABSOLUTELY AM CONCERNED ABOUT MY COLLEAGUES I'M CONCERNED ABOUT MY STUDENTS I'M CONCERNED ABOUT MY COMMUNITY

I'M HERE COME HERE TODAY FOR EVERY TEACHER ER% WHO IS AFRAID D TO GO BACK AINTO A CLASSROOM, EVERY PARENT WHO IS AFRAID TO SEND THEIR CHILDREN BACK TO STAND HERE TODAY, EVEN FOR THOSE IN SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS WHO ARE PRESSURED, TO MAKE THESE DECISIONS INAND % PUSH THIS THROUGH AGAINST THEIR BETTER JUDGMENT >> WHY DO YOU THINK THIS IS HAPPENING? >> THIS IS HAPPENING BECAUSE WE HAVE A LACK OF LEADERSHIP IN THIS COUNTRY >> AND ALISON, YOU HEARD HER TALK ABOUT THE ADMINISTRATORS THIS NOT JUST ABOUT THE PARENTS IT IS

T ABOUT TEACHERS AND SOME OFFICIALS OU WHO ARE VERY CONCERNED THAT A LOT OF THESE SCHOOLS HAVE DECADES WORTH OF POOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROBLEMS, BAD VENTILATION, THE GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABLE THE OFFICE CAME OUT WITH A REPORT % LAST MONTH THAT OVER 50% % OF US SCHOOLS DID NOT HAVE ADEQUATE VENTILATION THEY NEED HVAC SYSTEMS REPLACE THAT IS A KNOWN RISK FACTOR FOR COVID

SO DISPLAYS WILL GO ON HOWEVER, SUMMER SCHOOL HERE ENDS IN THE MIDDLE OF AUGUST SO THIS DELAY IS A SIGNIFICANT SOBECK FOR THE PLAINTIFFS, ALISON >> YEAH, AND HEIDI, AS WE LOOK TO THE AEND OF SUMMER SCHOOL FOR THE E BEGINNING OF THE FALL, I KNOW PARENTS AND TEACHERS ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT THAT WILL MEAN AS DISTRICT SAID WHAT IT IS DOING TO PROTECT STUDENTS AND FACULTY GOING CT FORWARD? >> Reporter: THE SCHOOL BOARD EDUCATORS THAT I TALKED TO SAID OR THAT THIS IS NOT NECESSARILY REFLECTING WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE FALL BECAUSE THIS IS A MASSIVE SCHOOL SYSTEM

WE'RE TALK ABOUT 53,000 CHILDREN HERE CONSIDERING ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION AND G THEN ALSO THEY WILL BE ABLE TO PASS THE KIND LEOF PROTOCOLS THAT THEY COULD HAVE IN THE SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM, WHERE YOU HAVE FRACTION OF THAT AND SO THE GOVERNMENT HERE HAS MADE VERY CLEAR THAT SHE E WILL USE HER POWERS TO STOP ANY SCHOOL SISTER THAT SHE THINKS IS SENDING KIDS BACK TO AN UNSAFE ENVIRONMENT UNCLEAR WHETHER SHE IS GOING TO SINGLE OUT DETROIT TO GET INVOLVED HERE ONE OF THE PLAINTIFFS HERE IN SPEAKING WITH THE JUDGE WAS ASKING FOR EXACTLY THAT, GOING AFTER THE GOVERNOR, SAYING THAT SHE SHOULD BE USING HER POWERS THAT THE 20 OFFICIALS I TALKED TO SAY THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO IN THE FALL BECAUSE THEY UNDERSTAND THAT THEY HAVE A OVERCROWDED PROBLEM

THEY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH POOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND THAT WHAT THEY'RE DOING NOW MAY CRWINOT BE WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO IN THE FALL >> HIGH DE, IT LOOKS LIKE THIS IS A PROBLEM WE ARE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT FOR A LITTLE WHILE NOW THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR FOR YOUR REPORTING FROM DETROIT >>> THE CORONAVIRUS, ACCORDING TO NEW RESEARCH, COVID- 19 COULD CAUSE BLOOD CLOTS THAT LEAD TO HEART ATTACKS

HELENA HUMPHREY SHOWS US WHAT THE EXPERTS FOUND HERE >> Reporter: WILL, THERE IS NOW A GROWING BODY OF EVIDENCE PUTTING TO THE FACT THAT COVID- 19 COULD HAVE A SERIOUS IMPACT ON THE HEART THAT IS ACCORDING TO PROFESSOR MARKS, THE LEAD RESEARCHER IN THIS STUDY CARRIED OUT MABY N THE UNIVERSITY OF INTERBORO IN THE UNITED KINGDOM NOW, HIS TEAM ED EXAMINED ULTRASOUNDS OF OVER 1200 HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS AND 69 COUNTRIES WITH UNITED STATES

ONE OF THE % BIGGEST CENTERS IN THAT TRIAL THERE IS RESEARCH WHO TOLD NBC NEWS % THAT THEY WERE SURPRISED TO FIND THAT MORE THAN HALF OF THOSE PATIENTS HAVE WORRISOME HEART SCANS SO THE STUDY SHOWS THAT 55% OF PATIENTS HAD ABNORMAL CHANGES TO THE WAY THAT THE HEART WAS PUMPING BLOOD PERHAPS MOST CONCERNING TO THE FACT ONE IN SEVEN PATIENTS HAD DAMAGE THAT WAS CONSIDERED TO BE SEVERE NOW, BLOOD D CLOTS FROM COVID-19 WERE ALSO A CONCERN AND RISK FACTOR IN STROKES AND HEART ATTACKS AS WELL

ON TOP OF THAT, KEEP IN MIND THAT THE MAJORITY OF PATIENTS IN THE STUDY HAD NEVER HAD HEART PROBLEMS BEFORE THE RESEARCHERS DID CAUTION THAT THOSE INCLUDED HA IN THE %STUDY ALL HAD PROSPECTIVE HEART COMPLICATIONS FROM COVID-19 AND THAT COULD ACCOUNT FOR THE HIGH NUMBER T OF PATIENTS WITH ABNORMALITIES OF COURSE, THIS STAFF POSITIONALLY PRESENTS A NEW CHALLENGE LONG AFTER THE PANDEMIC IS OVER AND HE COULD BE A REAL CAUSE FOR CONCERN IN THE UNITED STATES, FOR EXAMPLE, WHERE THE LEADING OF CAUSE OF DEATH IS HEART DISEASE AS A RESULT, PROFESSOR TOLD ME THAT — MUCH MORE RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING ON THE ISSUE IS NEEDED TAKE A LISTEN

>> WHAT WE ARE DOING MRI T SCANS IN PATIENTS THAT HAVE RECOVERED FROM COVID-19 INFECTION NOW WE LOOK AT EXACTLY WHAT CAUSED THE HEART % DAMAGE AND ALSO TELL US WHETHER THE HEART DAMAGE HAS LONG-TERM EFFECTS OR IF IT IS REVERSED THAT IS IMPORTANT WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHETHER THOSE GOING TO BE A LOT OF PATIENTS FACING LONG-TERM HEART LO FAILURE AS A CONSEQUENCE OF COVID-19 >> OH

PATIENTS WITH SEVERE CASES SHOULD LOOK K OUT FOR FOR LOCHEST PAIN AS WELL AS SWOLLEN ANKLES, WHICH COULD INDICATE SOME KIND OF HEART DAMAGE AS A RESULT FROM CORONAVIRUS >>> SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE ALL TRYING TO HANDLE REOPENING A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENTLY, BUT THEY ALL %HAVE THE SAME GOAL, KEEPING THE CLASSROOMS AND THE PEOPLE IN THEM SAY NBC NEWS MEDICAL CONTRIBUTOR JOINS ME DR PATEL, THEY HAD A CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK AT A CAMP

IT INCLUDED THINGS LIKE TEMPERATURE CHECKS, EVEN A BAN ON E HIGH- FIVES AND — HERE'S WHAT PARENTS OF ONE OF THE CAMPERS TOLD AND MSNBC THIS MORNING >> IT SEEMS LIKE SO MUCH PROTECTION WAS % PUT I MEAN, ONTHEY HAD THESE NEW TRESHAWN SYSTEMS IN THE CABINS AND THERE WERE MASKS THAT WERE ONE THESE KIDS WERE OUTSIDE AND PLAYING AND THEY WERE SOCIAL DISTANCING AS WELL AS KIDS CAN SOCIAL DISTANCE THEY DID NOT HAVE TO SOCIAL- DISTANCE WITHIN THEIR CABIN

BUT WITH THIS HIVING IN AND GOING SO FAST, AT ONE CAMP, AND THEN IT IS ABSOLUTELY FINE AT THE OTHER CAMP IT IS HARD TO KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN WITHIN A SCHOOL >> SO DR PATEL, IF STEPS LIKE THOSE COULD NOT PREVENT AN OUTBREAK AT THE CAMP, WHAT KIND OF SAFETY % MEASURES DO CLASSROOMS NEED? WHAT DO NATE THEY NEED TO BE THINKING ABOUT? >> WELL, CERTAINLY, THE FACT THAT WE ARE HAVING OUTBREAKS EVEN DESPITE THESE MEASURES SHOULD SHOW YOU, ALISON, HOW MUCH KIND OF, WHAT WE CALL COMMUNITIES BUT THERE IS BUT I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT THOSE MEASURES THAT THEY TOOK ACTUALLY HELPED TO MAKE SURE THAT OTHER CAMPS AROUND THEM DID NOT GET INFECTED

I DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO THINK THAT ALL THOSE EFFORTS ARE FOR NOTHING BUT IF YOU ARE A TEACHER OR A PARENT THINKING ABOUT CITY YOUR KID TO SCHOOL, THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT YOU CAN DO ALL OF THE THINGS RIGHT, BUT IF YOUR COMMUNITY HAS A HIGH NUMBER OF CASES OR ONE OF THESE HOT SPOTS,, THAT IT IS VIRTUALLY, YOU KNOW, NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE TO O PREVENT AN INFECTION HOWEVER, WHAT I WOULD SAY FOR SCHOOLS PRACTICALLY, SMALLER CLASS SIZES, AND HAVING IT BE OL KIND OF S ONE SET OF KIDS, NOT MIXING BETWEEN RESTROOMS SO THAT IF YOU DO HAVE ONE OF THOSE OUTBREAKS LIKE THE CAMP COULD OU ISOLATE IT SO THAT CAMP P AND ALISON, I WOULD SAY THAT ACTUALLY D IS A SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME OF THAT 31 POINT PLAN >> IT IS SO GOOD TO HEAR THAT THAT MEASURE WAS NOT FOR NOT

IT SEEMS LIKE THAT CAN REALLY TRY TO MAKE SURE THAT THEIR CAMPERS WERE SAY WE HAVE KEEIERTALKE THROUGH CONCERNS THAT PARENTS HAVE, CONCERTS THAT THEY HAVE % FOR THEIR R KIDS HOW ABOUT THE TEACHERS? I KNOW THAT THERE ARE %SO MANY TEACHERS WHO WANT TO BE BACK IN THE CLASSROOM, WANT TO BE BACK WITH THEIR STUDENTS? WHAT ARE CONCERNED ABOUT GOING BACK AND WHAT THAT MIGHT MEAN FOR THEM? ANY ADVICE FOR THEM? >> Reporter: YEAH THE BEST ADVICE I CAN GIVE YOU IS I THAT WE ARE SEEING THOSE PLAY OUT LOCALLY IF THAT NUMBERS LOCALLY IN YOUR AREA WHERE YOU TEACH ARE GOING IN THAT DIRECTION, AND RIGHT NOW, ALISON, I'M AFRAID TO TELL HAVE TOO MANY STATES WHERE THE NUMBERS ARE INCREASING AT A RATE THAT IF I WERE A TEACHER, I WOULD D ABSOLUTELY BE STRETCHING THE COMPENSATION IF WE COULD HAVE IN- PERSON LEARNING OR HAD EVEN HYBRID LEARNING THE SECOND THING I WOULD SAY, DESPITE, THIS A NATIONAL VIRUS AND WE HAVE WE DO NOT HAVE A NATIONAL STRATEGY

SO IF I AM A TEACHER, I WOULD ACTUALLY THINK ABOUT, WHAT DO I HAVE TO PROTECT MYSELF INCLUDING MAKING SURE THAT EVEN IF THERE'S NOT A MANDATE, THAT I'M WEARING A MASK I ENCOURAGE MY CLASS AND AS MANY OF MY COLLEAGUES TO WEAR MASKS HAND HYGIENE, ESPECIALLY FOR THE YOUNG CHILDREN, CHILDREN IN THEIR CLASSROOMS, AND IN THE THIRD, EXACTLY WHAT WE SAW IN MISSOURI HAVING A PLAN IF YOU DO HAVE A HOT SPOT OR OUTBREAK WHAT IS THE E PLAN TO MAKE SURE YOU CAN SHUT THE SCHOOL DOWN OR SAFELY ISOLATEHO THE TEACHERS AND THE STUDENTS AND PROTECT EVERYONE? >> WE HAVE SOME OF YOU ARE QUESTIONS, SOME FEWER QUESTIONS FOR YOU TO DO

ONE OF YOUR WANTS TO %KNOW, DR PATEL, WHAT ADVICE YOU HAVE FOR PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN COLLEGE TOWNS? WHERE THE EG STUDENTS AND THE STAFF ARE COMING BACK TO CAMP THIS FALL? >> NUMBER ONE, ALMOST EVERY COLLEGE THAT I HAVE EITHER TALKED TO OR READ THEIR ONLINE POLICIES IS REQUIRING THAT THE STUDENTS HAVE SOME SORT OF TEST DONE OR LETTER OF CLEARANCE >> I THINK THAT IS A SMART POLICY, ALISON, BECAUSE WE'VE GOT PEOPLE TRAVELING FROM ALL OVER THE WE COUNTRY IN MANY CASES TO INCOME TO THE CAMPUS THE INFECTIONS FROM HOT USSPOTS WITHOUT EVEN REALIZING IT BUT NUMBER TWO, I WOULD MAKE IT VERY CLEAR THAT IF I LIVE IN A COMMUNITY, I WOULD ENGAGE IN A VERY DIRECT DIALOGUE WITH THAT CAMPUS'S LEADERSHIP AND JUST SAY, VERY CLEARLY, IN YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS, SPEAK UP THAT YOU %WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE THE HEALTH MEASURES IN N PLACE NELSON, REPORTING THAT YOU HAVE ALL BEEN DOING, N % WHICH IS AN EXCELLENT ON FACE TO GET A TEST RESULT BACK THAT IS AN INCREDIBLE WARNING SIGN THAT IF LEYOU ARE OPENING UP THE CAMPUS AND YOU CAN'T GET A TEST BACK FOR ONE WEEK, THEN I THINK RESIDENTS SHOULD BE TALKING TO SCHOOL OFFICIALS AND DISCUSSING HOW YOU WILL KEEP PEOPLE SAFE AND THEN EP FINALLY, AGAIN, YOU KNOW, THE SAME THING, THINKING ABOUT HOW TO WEAR A MASK IF YOU DON'T HAVE A MASK MANDATE, HOW TO ENCOURAGE A CAMPUS TO ENFORCE SOME SORT OF MASK PROTECTION AND SOCIAL DISTANCING

>> THAT LEADS DIRECTLY INTO ANOTHER VIEWER QUESTION THAT WE HAVE WHEN OF YOUR WANTS TO KNOW? WHAT IS A GOOD WAY TO A TALK TO A FRIEND OR A FAMILY MEMBER WHO WILL NOT WEAR A MASK? >> YOU KNOW, ALISON, THIS HITS HOME FOR ME BECAUSE I HAVE A NUMBER OF FAMILY MEMBERS WHO STILL TO THIS DAY HE WILL SEND ME TEXT MESSAGES ABOUT HOW, %YOU KNOW, WEARING A MASK DOES NOT HELP HERE'S WHAT I'M GOING TO TELL YOU TELLING PEOPLE THEY HAVE TO TO DO SOMETHING NEVER WORKS IT DOES NOT INWORK WITH MY KIDS

IT DOES NOT WORK WITH MYSELF BUT WHEN YOU REALLY SHOW PEOPLE THAT THERE ARE OPTIONS THAT YOU TELL THEM, IT IS NOT AN OPTION, WEAR A MASK OR DON'T WEAR A MASK IT IS REALLY ABOUT OPTIONS ABOUT WHY THEY ARE NOT COMFORTABLE WEARING A MASK OR YOU COULD SAY TO THEM, YOU KNOW, — ALTERNATIVES TO MASKS THERE ARE IVFACE SHIELDS THERE ARE OTHER THINGS THAT WE CAN DO TO PROTECT OURSELVES AND THEN TO TRY TO ASK YOU THJUST GIVE THEM SEVERAL KIND OF CHOICES, I THINK THAT WHEN WE TURN THIS CONVERSATION AROUND AND SAY, LOOK, YOU CAN STAY HOME AND THAT WILL KEEP YOU SAFE

BUT WHEN YOU LEAVE, WHAT WOULD BE T THE EASIEST FOR YOU TO DO IF YOU DON'T LIKE WEARING A MASK FOR HOURS, WHAT ABOUT THIS HAT THAT HAS A CLEAR PLASTIC FACE SHIELD? THAT IS BETTER IT WILL R HELP ME AND IT WILL HELP YOU AND I THINK WE NEED TO TURN AROUND AND TAKE THE POLITICS AND THE EMOTION OUT OF IT >> DR PATEL, YOU ALWAYS GIVE US GREAT ADVICE, ESPECIALLY TODAY

THANKS FOR ALL THE WISDOM AND THE GUIDANCE WE APPRECIATE ES IT HAVE A %NICE WEEKEND >>> NEARLY 17,000 CHILDREN HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS IN FLORIDA ONE OF THEM, AN S 11-YEAR-OLD BOY E WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AND SERIOUS UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS, HE DIED JUST A WEEK RIL AFTER HE TESTED POSITIVE

HERE'S WHAT HIS S DAD TOLD NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT ALYSSA BARBARA >> MY NSON WAS A VERY LOVING CHILD I DON'T CARE HOW FRIENDLY YOU ARE OR HOW MUCH — HE DID NOT HAVE — AND HE HAD A FEW OTHER PROBLEMS AND DEFORMITY'S GREET AND MEET EVERYBODY SUCH A LOVING CHILD

AT YOU DID NOT GREET HIM, HE WOULD KEEP AT IT UNTIL YOU DID LOSING A CHILD SUCH A DISEASE SPECIALING WENT IT COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED IN SOME KIND OF WAY WE HAVE TO TAKE THIS FIERCELY

THIS IS A THINK WE WILL HAVE TO LEARN TO LIVE WITH FOR A WHILE BECAUSE IT IS GOING TO BE A WHILE THIS IS NOT A FAIRY-TALE LAND IT IS GOING TO BE HERE FOR A WHILE EVERYBODY IS GOING TO GET USE TO IT IT IS GOING TO BE REAL TOUGH SITUATION BECAUSE PARENTS COULD BE AT RISK

AND STUDENTS ARE GOING TO BE AT RISK BECAUSE HE HAD IT AND MY HOUSE GOT IT AND TWO OF THE NURSES GOT IT AND MY GRANDDAUGHTER GOT IT THAT FIRE IS IS NOTHING TO ISPLAY WITH >> IT STARTED WITH A FEVER? SPARK >> COVID-19 AND HE DIED JULY 1st

I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL, TOO AND I COULD NOT EVEN — COVID-19 WE JUST HALF TO DO WHAT WE CAN TO TRY TO KEEP OURSELVES SAFE >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS

>> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

>>> AMONG THE CHAOS, I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE >> WE DON'T HAVE TO RETALIATE WITH ANGER WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE THAT'S WHY WE'RE DOWN HERE THERE'S ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY

SO THAT'S ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE >>> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY >> THIS ISN'T ABOUT DONALD TRUMP THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING

>> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER? >> WHEN YOU NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY >> WHAT'S A POLICY CHANGE IN POLICING THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ENACTED? >> AND HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO'S BEEN THERE >> WHO'S TELLING THE TRUTH, AND WHO'S LYING EVERY DAY? THAT'S THE NEWS STORY AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >> YOU NEED YOUR "MORNING JOE," ONLY ON MSNBC >>> WE'D LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POSTRACIAL AMERICA

WE'RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> SO I REACHED OUT TO YOU AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS A MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON, AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING, WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU'RE DIFFERENT YOU JUST HAVE TO NOT FEEL LESS THAN THAT'S MY THING

>> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> WE ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE

>> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS

>> A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING HERE IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> OUR GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US >> HERE IN MEXICO CITY, THE PEOPLE I SPOKE TO SAID IF THEY DON'T WORK, THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> OUR NBC NEWS AND SKY TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND, LEARNING FROM WHERE IT'S BEEN >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS IN STAGES

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

>> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FAINTHEARTED IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAS BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED, AND WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ACTUALLY ORDERED? I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO THAT THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE

PEOPLE ARE NOT 6 FEET APART FROM ONE ANOTHER FOR THE MOST PART ARE YOU WORRIED THAT THESE TWO CRISES MAY DOVETAIL IN TERMS OF THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION AT THESE ONGOING PROTESTS? >>> HAVE YOU HEARD THE PRESIDENT USE THE LETTER AND WORD? >> YEAH >> AND ANTI- SOMATIC SLURS SPECIFICALLY? >> YES >> THAT WAS PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NIECE, MARY TRUMP, TELLING RACHEL MADDOW THAT SHE HAS HEARD HER UNCLE SAYING BOTH RACIAL AND ANTI- SOMATIC SLURS BUT SHE SAYS IT SHOULD NOT SURPRISE ANYONE A WHITE %HOUSE SPOKESPERSON TOLD MSNBC THAT HO MARY TRUMP WROTE A BOOK OF FALSEHOODS

NBC NEWSCOM SENIOR POLITICAL ANALYST JONATHAN ALLEN RIGHT, FIVE DECADES LATER, TRUMP IS STILL DS PUSHING SEGREGATIONIST POLICIES JOHN ALLEN JOINES LIME NOW HOW IS THE PRESIDENT DOING THAT? WHAT SEGREGATIONIST POLICIES IS HE PUSHING? >> WE HEARD THE PRESIDENT ALL L % WEEK THIS WEEK ATTACKED JOE BIDEN, SEE THAT BUT IT WANTS TO THE, QUOTE NT UNQUOTE, ABOLISH — THE PRESIDENT WENT ON A, MAN SAYING IF BIDEN WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT, ONE OF THE POLICIES THAT HE WAS TRYING TO PUT IN PLACE WOULD DESTROY THE — AND WOULD SEND HELL

A REGULATION THAT THE OBAMA /BIDEN ADMINISTRATION IS HAD PUT IN EN PLACE, THAT A SICKLY WHAT IT SAID, TO LOCALITIES, TO PUBLIC HOUSING AGENCIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THAT THEY HAD TO DESEGREGATE, THAT THEY HAD THEIR ZONING PLANS IN PLACE D THAT WOULD HAVE AFFIRMATIVELY TRIED TO DESEGREGATE HOUSING UNDER THE 1968 FAIR HOUSING ACT, IT AT IS ILLEGAL TO US DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE OR NATIONAL ORIGIN, ETHNICITY, OR SEX WHAT THE OBAMA ADMISSION REALIZED WAS A LOT OF LOCAL HOUSING AGENCIES HAVE FIGURED OUT WAYS AROUND THAT UNDER THE REGULATION, YOU GOT TO ACTUALLY FI GET THAT DONE AND ALL THESE AT AGENCIES GET FEDERAL HOUSING SO WITH THE SET IS, ESSENTIALLY, BACKED UP UNDER THE LAW, IF YOU DON'T DO W,THIS, IF YOU DON'T COME UP WITH PLANS TO DESEGREGATE, YOUR FUNDING IS GOING TO BE IN JEOPARDY UNDER THAT 1968 LAW, MUCH LIKE IF SCHOOLS DECIDED % THAT THEY WERE GOING TO SEGREGATE, THEIR FEDERAL FUNDING WOULD BE IN JEOPARDY OR IF STATES DECIDE THAT THEY ARE NOT GOING TO ABIDE BY FEDERAL LAWS FOR THE — FEDERAL MONEY IS IN JEOPARDY

AND THE PRESIDENT HAS ATTACKED THIS REGULATION AND WANTS TO REPEAL IT AND HAS BASICALLY SAID THESE HOUSING AGENCIES:WANT OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO SEGREGATE THIS IS CONSISTENT WITH WHAT THE PRESIDENT WAS DOING WITH HIS OWN BUILDINGS BACK IN THE 1970s DISCRIMINATION BACK THEN >> JOHN, SO HE IS MAKING THIS ARGUMENT, THIS JOE BIDEN WANTS TO ABOLISH THE SUBURBS ARGUMENT WHAT SPECIFICALLY IS THE PRESIDENT GOING AFTER HERE WITH THAT ARGUMENT, AND IS IT WORKING? DOES IT LOOK LIKE THEY ARE SUPPORTING THAT AND THAT THEY ARE GOING TO VOTE FOR HIM COME NOVEMBER? >> Reporter: FIRST, WE SHOULD ABOLISH THE IDEA THAT THE SUBURBS ARE ENTIRELY RIGHT

THE PEW ORGANIZATION HAS DONE SOME STUDIES ON THIS THE SUBURBS HAVE BEEN INCREASINGLY WHITE OVER THE YEARS, 68% WHITE AS OF VEENTHE %%LAS YEAR OR TWO AND — BUT WHAT THEY HAVE SHOWN IS THAT NEIGHBORHOODS, AND THIS IS WHAT OBAMA WAS GOING AFTER, NEIGHBORHOODS ARE GOCONTRIBUTING TO SYNDICATION BUT I THINK WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS GOING AFTER %IS A NARROW SELECTION OF MARK, TO HOLD ON TO THESE SEGREGATIONIST IDEALS FROM THE 1950s AND 1960s ECHOING THE RHETORIC OF, YOU KNOW, GEORGE WALLACE, THAT OLD ALABAMA DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR WHO RAN FOR PRESIDENT IN AM 1968 YOU KNOW, IT R DEPENDED

AND SHOWED OFF, YOU KNOW, SORT OF OWTHE SEGREGATIONIST — THERE'S A REAL SLOW APPETITE FOR THIS KIND OF RHETORIC 1964, BARRY GOLDWATER WENT TH AGAINST 1960 AND RON ONE ALL OF SIX STATES AND JOHN, WE SEE THE POLLS, RIGHT? I MEAN, POLL %S, AFTER POLL RECENTLY SHOWING JUST A LACK OF THE ORT FOR WAY THE PRESIDENT HAS HANDLED RACE ISSUES IN HAOUR COUNTRY IT SOUNDS LIKE EVEN IF YOU SARE GETTING THAT SLICE OF SUBURBIA, IT MAY NOT BE MUCH BEYOND THAT >> Reporter: YEAH AND HONESTLY, I DON'T THINK IT WAS REALLY AIMED AT, YOU KNOW, MODERATE TO CONSERVATIVE WHITE VOTERS IN THE SUBURBS

THIS IS — I WOULD SAY -FOR INSTANCE, RHETORIC IS TOO STREAM FOR MOST IF YOU LOOK AT WHO HAS BEEN WALKING AWAY FROM — AND THEN THE ELECTIONS THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, IT HAS BEEN A LOT OF WHITE SUBURBAN VOTERS WHO HAVE BEEN ABANDONING THE REPUBLICAN PARTY >> JOHN, I WOULD LOVE TO TALK N,A LITTLE BIT TOMORE ABOUT THE HISTORY HERE YOU SAY THAT IT IS ALMOST Y LIKE WATCHING A CIVIL RIGHTS DOCUMENT TREE HERE IN REVERSE YOU SEE E PRESIDENT'S TALK IS ABOLISH THE E

SUBURBS IT SOUNDS HELIKE SOMETHING OUT OF MARYLAND, OUT OF THE 1960s COULD YOU TALK TO US COA LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THAT? >> Reporter: SURE IN 1966, THERE WAS A ATDEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR IN MARYLAND, GEORGE MAHONEY YOUR HOME IS YOUR CASTLE

PROTECTED HE WAS AN OLD- LINE %OR% %DEMOCRA SOUTHERN SEGREGATIONIST LIBERAL DEMOCRAT IN BRILLIANT ABANDONED THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND VOTED FOR THE REPUBLICAN AT THE E TIME AND MAHONEY THAT DEFEATED AND IT WAS A BIG SURPRISE IN THAT ELECTION FOR THE DEMOCRATS THE DOMINANT AND NARROW POLITICS

IT WAS KIND OF A BREAKING POINT FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN MARYLAND MAHONEY SOUNDED LIKE A LOT OF HIS BRETHREN IN THE SOUTH, LIKE GEORGE WALLACE, WHO I MENTIONED BEFORE THE GOVERNOR OF GEORGIA AND, YOU KNOW, OVER TIME, PARTICULARLY IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND, CLOSER TO THE SUBURBS, AROUND WASHINGTON, DC, IN, YOU KNOW, INTEGRATION IN MARYLAND VERY WEALTHY, EDUCATED SUBURB

MAJORITY MINORITY CONTINUES TO BE ONE OF THE WEALTHIEST AND BEST EDUCATED SUBURBS IN THE COUNTRY PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND, IS PERHAPS THE WEALTHIEST MAJORITY BLACK SUBURBS IN THE COUNTRY A PLACE WHERE — THE PRESIDENT CONTINUES TO HAVE THAT IDSORT OF MISIDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBURB >> IT IS ALWAYS GREAT TO HAVE YOU ON

YOU GIVE OUR VIEWERS GREAT POLITICAL HISTORY AND HISTORICAL CONTEXT THANK YOU SO MUCH I AM OFF NEXT WEEK BUT I HAVE NO DOUBT YOU AND I WILL BE TALKING NEXT THURSDAY >> I WILL TRY TO — >> YEAH, WIBRING YOUR NATIONAL SHIRT >> LOVE IT PACKED OUT, THANK YOU

>>> WE ARE EXACTLY ONE MONTH AWAY FROM THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN IS STILL CR SUPPOSED TO ACCEPT THE PARTY'S NOMINATION BUT THE EVENT VISUALLY EXPECTED TO DRAW 50,000 VISITORS TO THESE E SKILL BACK DRAMATICALLY TO JUST 300 PEOPLE WHAT WILL THAT CONVENTION LOOK K LIKE? NBC NEWS POLITICAL REPORTER HAS THE DETAILS [ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ] >> Reporter: THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION

A COMING TOGETHER OF THOUSANDS OF PARTY LEADERS AND DELEGATES IN A SERIES OF HISTORY MAKING MOMENT MILWAUKEE WAS SO EXCITED WHEN IT LEARNED IT HAD BEEN CHOSEN TO HOST THIS YEAR'S DNC >> THIS WILL BE THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF THE STATE OF WISCONSIN THAT WE ARE HOSTING A MAJOR POLITICAL HO PARTY CONVENTION >> Reporter: BUT THEN CAME THE PANDEMIC PROMPTING THE DNC TO POSTPONE THE CONVENTION FROM JULY TO AUGUST

FOLLOWED BY AN ANNOUNCEMENT HAT THE CONVENTION WAS LARGELY BE VIRTUAL THIS IS MACUHA RG WORD FROM DNC LEADERS URGING MOST DELEGATES TO STAY HOME MILWAUKEE MAYOR TOM BARRETT SAYS STILL UNCERTAIN WHAT THE CONVENTION WILL LOOK ILLIKE I'M CONFIDENT THERE WILL BE A CONVENTION HERE

I'M CONFIDENT THAT JOE BIDEN WILL ACCEPT THE DUMB NOMINATION HERE IF WE GET A 10th OF THAT, I THINK THAT IS PROBABLY MORE ACCURATE >> Reporter: THAT DRAMATIC SKILL BACK, LEADING MANY MILWAUKEE BUSINESS OWNERS, A CONVENTION THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN AMONG THEM, THE THL OWNER OF A CAFE >> WE GOT A FULL LIQUOR LICENSE

WE WERE REALLY WORKING TOWARDS IMPROVING FOR THE D&C >> THE OWNER OF SPORTS BAR AND GRILL PLANNED TO RENT OUT HER SPACE >> WE DON'T KNOW HOW TO TAKE IT RIGHT NOW >> Reporter: THE THIS APPOINTMENT EXTENDING TO THE HOTELS THE IRON HORSE HAD BAR AND RESTAURANT TO THE CAPACITY DURING THE WEEKS OF SWEATING THE CONVENTION

>> SCOPE OF THE EVENT, IT IS ABOUT 50% OF WHAT IT WAS CITY LEADERS ADMIT THE STATE OF WISCONSIN THDID NOT DO A LOT TO INSPIRE CONFIDENCE AMONG DEMOCRATIC PARTY LEADERSHIP THE WAY ITS PRIMARY UNFOLDED IN APRIL THE STATE'S SUPREME COURT ORDERING THE IN UN PRISON PRIMARY TO GO FORWARD WEEKS INTO THE PANDEMIC >> I WAS DISAPPOINTED WITH OUR SUPREME COURT I THINK HE %UPADDED ACTED LIKE AN A BOX OF THE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP

>> Reporter: SAYING MILWAUKEE IS READY TO HOST JOE BIDEN THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT IS EXPECTED TO EXCEPT HIS NOMINATION JUST AS JOE BIDEN HER PURSE TO TAKE CENTER STAGE, MILWAUKEE'S RESIDENTS PROMISE THEY ARE READY FOR THE SPOTLIGHT, TO WHATEVER FORM THIS UNCONVENTIONAL CONVENTION TAKES >>> SHAQUILLE JOINS ME KE ERER NOW FROM MILWAUKEE

THE CONVENTION PLANNERS SENT A LETTER ABOUT THE CONVENTION TELL US WHAT WAS IN THAT LETTER? >> Reporter: YEAH ALISON, IT IS REALLY THE LATEST SIGNAL THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE A LARGELY VIRTUAL CONVENTION THAT WILL BE IN IT WAS ELLIPSE FROM A DEMOCRATIC PARTY OFFICIAL TO THE CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS I WANT TO READ A LINE FROM RETHE LETTER JUST TO SHOW YOU EXACTLY HOW CLEAR THIS LANGUAGE IS THEY SEE MEMBERS, QUIET, SHOULD NOT PLAN TO TRAVEL TO MILWAUKEE

THEY SEE T DELEGATES WILL TRAVEL TO MILWAUKEE AND CAUCUS AND T COUNCIL MEETINGS WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY THAT MEANS, WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE SKILL OF A CONVENTION, YOU PROBABLY USUALLY HAVE A FLOOD OF PEOPLE HERE BUT BACK IN THE SPRING, YOU AND I TALKED ABOUT THE DELICATE MAP THAT WERE WINNING DIFFERENT STATE >> WE KNOW THAT THERE WERE ABOUT 3800 AGAINST, 3900 DELEGATES UP FOR GRABS NOT ONLY WILL YOU NOT HAVE ANY OF THOSE DELEGATES, BUT YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE THOSE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS YOU THINK BACK TO 2008, WHEN THEN SENATOR OBAMA, HE E MOVED HIS CONVENTION FROM AN ARENA TO A HUGE FOOTBALL STADIUM AND ACCEPTED HIS NOMINATION IN FRONT OF ABOUT 75,000 PEOPLE

YOU ARE NOT GOING TO GET THAT WITH JOE BIDEN HERE OFFICIALS I THINK IT IS GOING TO BE A FEELING OF A MUCH SMALLER CONVENTION INSTEAD OF A LL LARGE-SCALE OPERATION THEY'RE SAYING IT IS GOING TO BE SMALL AND SC% INTIMATE ALISON? >> ALL RIGHT TI SMALL AND D INTIMATE

ANOTHER WAY OF PUTTING IT SHAQ, WE KNOW THE CROWDS ARE BEING SCALED BACK WHAT ELSE IS BEING SKILL BACK AND DO WE HAVE A SENSE OF REALLY WITH THE CONVENTION WILL LOOK LIKE? LY I THINK PEOPLE ARE HAVING TROUBLE PICTURING WHAT THIS IS ACTUALLY GOING TO %LOOK AND FEEL LIKE >> Reporter: THERE ARE SO MANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT, ALISON WHAT WE DO KNOW THAT INSTEAD OF THEM BEING IN THAT BRAND-NEW SHINY STADIUM THAT WAS BUILT FOR THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS, IT HAS BEEN MOVED TO A THEATER IN TOTHE WISCONSIN CENTER, WHICH IS A CONVENTION CENTER

BY THE %WAY, SINCE I MENTIONED THE BOX, LET'S TALK AROUND OW THIS TIME LAST AB YEAR WHEN THEY WERE DECIDING THE CONVENTION, THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS WERE ON TRACK FOR %WHAT PEOPLE WERE CALLING IT CHAMPIONSHIP YEAR MILWAUKEE IS IT REALLY GOING THROUGH WITH THIS IN ADDITION TO DOWNSCALING THE E ACTUAL VENUE, PEOPLE WHO OPERATE THE VENUES SAY THAT THERE HAS BEEN NO CONSTRUCTION ON THE INSIDE OUTSIDE OF THAT, BUT PEOPLE OFHAVE BEEN TELLING ME IS THAT WHAT LOOKING AT IS TAKING ABOUT THIS AS COMPLETELY VIRTUAL EVENT THE PEOPLE HELPING WITH T

THIS ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE HELPED PROGRAM AND HELPED PRODUCE THINGS LIKE THE GRAMMY AWARDS, PRODUCE THINGS LIKE THE SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW THEY KNOW THAT THIS WILL BE A COMPLETELY MADE FOR TV EVENT IT WILL BE SMALLER IF YOU ARE HERE ON THE GROUND, A IT WILL NOT FEEL LIKE THIS BUDGETING BUT ONE THING T THAT THEY ARE HOPING TO DO AND THIS IS WHAT OFFICIALS BOTH AT THE STATE LEVEL AT NATIONAL LEVEL CONTINUE TO EMPHASIZE TO BE, IFEM THEY WANT TO MAKE IT AND INTERACTIVE AS POSSIBLE

THEY WANT TO MAKE IT FEEL LIKE FOR PEOPLE WATCHING ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAT THEY ARE PART OF THIS CONVENTION AND DIGITAL SPACE TO DO SO BUT WE TOCAN EXPECT FEWER STAGES WE WILL SEE THOSE HOUR-LONG SPEAKING SERIES IT WILL BE MORE LIMITED, A FEW HOURS THERE WILL BE MADE JUST FOR TV AUDIENCES ALISON? >> IT SHAQ, IT IS GOING TO BE DIFFERENT FOR SURE

CURIOUS TO SEE WHAT THINGS LOOK LIKE NEXT MONTH THANK YOU SO NE MUCH AND HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND >> THANK YOU YOU AS WELL

>>> AS THE KREMLIN DENYING THAT HE TRIED TO STEAL CORONAVIRUS VACCINE AND TREATMENT THAT IT ESPECIALLY DESPITE, BROTHER, INTELLIGENCE FROM AMERICA, CANADA, AND THE UK NBC NEWS FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT RUNS TO WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE HACKING ATTEMPT SO FAR ALISON, THE US

, CANADIAN, S AND BRITISH GOVERNMENTS PUT OUT A JOINT STATEMENT ABOUT THIS THE HEAD OF CYBERSECURITY IN BRITAIN SING IT IS ONE OF THE MOST SOPHISTICATED AND TARGETED ATTACKS HE HAS SEEN >> THIS MORNING, D RUSSIAN HACKERS ACCUSED OF CYBER INTERFERENCE AGAIN THIS TIME, RFN

HACKERS TARGETING COVID- 19 VACCINE RESEARCH CENTERS US AND BRITISH AND CANADIAN D INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES ARE ACCUSING HER THAT GO BY COZY BEAR OF TRYING TO STEAL DETAILS OF THE DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF COVID- 19 VACCINES THE GROUP COZY BEAR IS LONG BELIEVED TO HAVE TIES TO THE RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE

THE NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY CENTER FIRST NOTICING THE HACKS AS EARLY AS FEBRUARY >> IT IS ONE OF THE MOST SOPHISTICATED, MOST TARGETED WE HAVE SEEN AGAINST VACCINES, — >> RUSSIA DENIES THE ALLEGATIONS, CALLING THE UK'S ACCUSATIONS VAGUE AND CONTROVERSIAL >> PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD CAN BENEFIT FROM THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT ENGAGED IN RUTHAT ENDEAVOR

>> THE GROUP COZY BEAR WAS ALSO THOUGHT TO BE BEHIND THE CYBERATTACKS OF THE DNC IN 2016 AND WHILE THERE'S NO EVIDENCE THE RUSSIAN HACKERS WERE ABLE TO NO STEAL ANY DETAILS, THEY ARE NOT THOUGHT TO BE THE ONLY COUNTRY TRYING CHINA ALSO BEEN CALLED OUT BY ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR >> HACKERS HAVE TARGETED AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES AND HG FIRMS IN A BID TO SEAL THE IP RELATED TO THE CORONAVIRUS TREATMENTS AND VACCINES SOMETIMES DISRUPTING THE WORK OF OUR RESEARCHERS

>> Reporter: THE GLOBAL RACE TO FIND A COVID CURE BECOMING A A VIRUS OF ITS OWN THE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY SAY IT % APPEARS THE GOAL WAS TO GET INFORMATION ABOUT RESEARCH AND N SUPPLY CHAINS NOT ABOUT THE STUDIES OR PATIENT DATA AND AGAIN, THE STRESS THERE'S NO EVIDENCE THAT ANY DATA AT ALL WAS STOLEN >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE PROTECTED

>> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> AMONG THE CHAOS, I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE

>> WE DON'T HAVE TO RETALIATE WITH ANGER WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE THAT'S WHY WE'RE DOWN HERE THERE'S ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY SO THAT'S ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE

>>> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY >> THIS ISN'T ABOUT DONALD TRUMP THIS IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING >> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER? >> WHEN YOU NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY

>> WHAT'S A POLICY CHANGE IN POLICING THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ENACTED? >> AND HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO'S BEEN THERE >> WHO'S TELLING THE TRUTH, AND WHO'S LYING EVERY DAY? THAT'S THE NEWS STORY AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >> YOU NEED YOUR "MORNING JOE," ONLY ON MSNBC >>> WE'D LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POSTRACIAL AMERICA WE'RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT

>> SO I REACHED OUT TO YOU AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS A MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON, AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING, WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU'RE DIFFERENT YOU JUST HAVE TO NOT FEEL LESS THAN THAT'S MY THING >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS

I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> WE ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD

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

>> OUR GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US >> HERE IN MEXICO CITY, THE PEOPLE I SPOKE TO SAID IF THEY DON'T WORK, THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> OUR NBC NEWS AND SKY TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND, LEARNING FROM WHERE IT'S BEEN >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS IN STAGES >> SO THAT YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE

>> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL IT JUST DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES, A UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED PURPOSE >> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FAINTHEARTED

IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAS BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED, AND WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ACTUALLY ORDERED? I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO THAT THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE PEOPLE ARE NOT 6 FEET APART FROM ONE ANOTHER FOR THE MOST PART

ARE YOU WORRIED THAT THESE TWO CRISES MAY DOVETAIL IN TERMS OF THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION AT THESE ONGOING PROTESTS? >>> THEY ARE WAITING IN THEIR CALLS ALL DAY TO GET A COVID-19 SWAP AND WAITING ANOTHER THREE WEEKS OR MORE TO GET THEIR RESULTS PEOPLE ACROSS THE US ARE STILL STRUGGLING TO GET TESTED BUT THE SCIENTISTS IN FINLAND MAY HAVE FOUND THE SOLUTION, SPECIAL LETTERS

WILLA MARKS HAS % THE STORY >> Reporter: A COMPANY IN FINLAND IS HOPING TO TEST PEOPLE MORE QUICKLY AND MORE CHEAPLY THEN ITS D CURRENTLY POSSIBLE WITH PEOPLE IN SOME STATES ARE FACING LONG WAIT TIMES TO GET RESULTS FROM COVID-19 TESTS, COULD END SOLUTION BE A TEST THAT WORKS LIKE A BREATHALYZER? MUCH MORE EFFICIENT IT IS ALMOST REALTIME RESULTS

IT IS A LOT OR% CHEAPER AND IT IS MEA LOT MORE CONVENIENT >> Reporter: IN FINLAND, SCIENTISTS DEVELOPING A GROUNDBREAKING NEW APPROACH THAT DELIVERS RESULTS ALMOST IMMEDIATELY >> WHAT IS THEr: AN ADVANTAGE OF YOUR TESTING TECHNIQUES? >> WE CAN PROVIDE SOLUTIONS DURING OUR OWN TIME >> Reporter: NONE DETECT DIFFERENT GASES THAT ARE LONG PRODUCE, JUST LIKE A BLOOD TEST

OF THE NEXT MONTH, THEY HOPE TO CONFIRM THE GASES AND THEIR LEVELS EVEN IF THEY ARE ASYMPTOMATIC AFRICA, SOUTH AMERICA, AND LAST WEEK, SAN FRANCISCO TO GATHER MORE DATA DEVELOPING A SUCCESSFUL TEST FOR TUBERCULOSIS THE HOPE THIS COULD SOLVE A MOBILE TESTING THE DILEMMA AROUND COVID-19 >> WE ARE ALL WINNING THAT BATTLE

>> Reporter: RESEARCH SUGGESTS BREATHALYZER'S ARE FASTER, CHEAPER, AND MORE ACCURATE THE COMPANY SAYS IT HOPES TO FIND OUT FOR SURE WHEN TRIALS FINISH IN ABOUT FOUR WEEKS' TIME >>> JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT 2020 COULD NOT GET ANY WORSE, SWARMS OF LOCUSTS, THAT IS RIGHT, LOCUSTS, ARE DEVOURING FARMLANDS AND THREATENING THE PEOPLE'S LIVELIHOODS JACKIE REPORTS >> Reporter: JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT THAT YEAR, COULD U NOT THROW ANYTHING ELSE %AT THE WORLD, IT HAS

LOCUSTS, A RLLOT OF THEM JUST HALF A SQUARE MILE OF THE SWARM 80 MILLION LOCUSTS AND WHILE N THE LOCUSTS MAY NOT BE EATING Y THEIR WAY THROUGH, THEY ARE WREAKING HAVOC FROM AFRICA TO ASIA TO THE MIDDLE EAST IT IS A HUGE PROBLEM FOR FOOD SUPPLY IN COUNTRIES THAT ARE ALREADY STRUGGLING WITH THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC

AND WITH WORSE IS THESE RECORD NUMBERS OF LOCUSTS ARE NOT CONTROL NOW, E THE UPCOMING TRAINING SEASON COULD MAKE IT A DISASTER LIKE THAT DISASTER IN THE EASTERN PART AFRICA >> CONSIDERING THAT THERE'S 20 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE REGION ALREADY IN — FOOD INSECURITY, WHICH IS ONE LEVEL OF LOW FANDOM >> WHAT EXACTLY IS A LOW-COST? BASICALLY IT IS A KIND OF GRASSHOPPER NORMALLY WHEN THEY ARE ON THEIR OWN, THEY LEAVE PRETTY BORING LIVES WHEN THEY GET TOGETHER, BUT IS DIFFERENT

IN A CROWD EVERYTHING ABOVE THEM CHANGES THE COLOR, THEIR BEHAVIOR, THEIR APPETITE THOSE CROWDS GROW INTO STORMS AND THEY ARE RAVENOUS FOR CROPS, ANY KIND OF VEGETATION THEY DESTROYED NEARLY ANYTHING THAT IS GREEN AND LEAFY EAST AFRICA, YEMEN, IRAN, PAKISTAN, INDIA, THEY ARE ALL ON HIGHLAND

EVEN SOUTH AMERICA HAS THEM, TOO THE THREAT IS LA UNPRECEDENTED ACCORDING TO THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL ORGANIZATION OR FAO OF THE AN UNITED NATIONS KNOW, HAVE THEIR OWN TWITTER ACCOUNT AND A DIVISION OF EXPERTS TRACKING THEM THE FAO %SAYS THAT ALTERNATELY, WE CAN BLAME CLIMATE CHANGE EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS, AND IN THIS CASE, TWO CYCLONES TRIGGERING HEAVY TW RAIN OVER A REMOTE PART OF THE ARABIAN PENINSULA

CREATING THESE IDEAL CONDITIONS FOR DESERT LOCUSTS TO BREED UNABATED COUNTRIES JUGGLING WITH THE PANDEMIC, DROUGHT, AND CONFLICTS, LACK THE TOOLS TO DEAL WITH THIS, TOO IN FEELS AROUND PAKISTAN, THIS IS HOW FARMERS ARE TRYING TO SAVE THEIR CROPS, BANGING POTS AND PANS TO THE E AWAY LOCUSTS OR AT LEAST KEEP THEM ON THE MOVE LOCAL OFFICIALS ARE NOT CONVINCED IT WORKS, BUT THEY REALIZE PEOPLE DON'T HAVE MUCH ELSE TO TRY

>> THEY HAVE FEAR IN THEIR MIND THAT THIS MAY CAUSE CONSIDERABLE LOSS TO YOUR CROPS >> Reporter: OVER A THIRD OF PAKISTAN IS INFECTED THROUGH ONE %BIG LOCUSTS BREEDING GROUND, WHICH IS A THREAT TO THE WHOLE COUNTRY AND ITS CROPS BRINGING TEAMS T WITH PESTICIDE, APPARENTLY MOBILIZED TOO LATE >> WE CANNOT COMPLETE ERADICATE IT >> Reporter: THE PROBLEM IS THAT LOCUSTS SWARMS DON'T STATE PARK

THEY SPAN OUT ACROSS BORDERS, EATING THEIR OWN WEIGHT IN CROPS EVERY DAY HALF MILE SWARM EATS ABOUT THE SAME AMOUNT OF FOOD IN A DAY AS 85,000 PEOPLE AND THERE ARE A LOT OF PAST SQUARE MILES OF SWARMS >> ONLY WAY TO REDUCE THE POPULATION NUMBERS IS ARIEL CONTROLLED CHEMICAL PESTICIDES AS WELL AS NTBILE PESTICIDES THIS IS REQUIRES A LOT OF FOOD ORGANIZATIONS, VERY GOOD INFORMATION, FROM COUNTRIES THAT DON'T OFTEN HAVE, YOU KNOW, THE FOUNDATION OR INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THIS

>> THAT IS AREOR GETTING THEM, TOO LAST MONTH, CLOUDS OF LOCUSTS INVADED PARTS OF NEW DELHI, INDIA'S P AT ONE POINT, CHINA WAS UP EARLY GOING TO SEND THOUSANDS OF DOCS TO EXTEND TO JUST EAT THE PROBLEM BUT IT NEVER HAPPENED THE JUST ARE NOT MANY OPTIONS AND THE $300 MILLION THE FAO IS TRYING TO RAISE FOR CONTAINMENT CAMPAIGNS MAY NOT BE ENOUGH NOW THE MONSOON RAINS ARE LOOMING BRINGING THE PERFECT WORLD G

FOR LOCUSTS TO BREED % BREED , MARSH ON NCC NEWS, LET'S GO TO IS A VAN THAT SELLERS, SHE HAS THE LATEST, SAVANNAH WE'LL CALL THIS HEADLINE FRIDAY EDITION >> EXACTLY I KNOW, I LOVE HOW WE ALWAYS START TALKING ABOUT WHAT DAY OF THE WEEK IT IS

BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH, WE'LL CLOSE OUT THE WEEK STARTING OF COURSE WITH THE LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUS THE US REPORTED MORE THAN 77,000 CASES OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS, YET AGAIN A NEW RECORD HIGH DR

ANTHONY FAUCI ADDRESSED THE SURGE AND EMPHASIZING WE'RE NOWHERE NEAR OUT OF THE WOODS >>> THREE DEFENDANTS HAVE PLEADED NOT GUILTY, THEY WERE INDICTED ON NINE COUNTS INCLUDING FELONY MURDER, ARBERY, THEY THOUGHT HE WAS A BURGLARY SUSPECT >>> ALTHOUGH THE NEW YORK PRIMARY WAS A FEW WEEKS AGO, WE HAVE OFFICIAL RESULTS TO SHARE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAYS PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRAT JAMAL BOWMAN WON THE 16th CONGRESSIONAL SEAT AGAINST ELLIOTT ENGLE COMPARING THE RACE TO AOC'S VICTORY TWO YEARS AGO >>> AND IT ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE ENGLE ISN'T THE ONLY ONE LEAVING CONGRESS, AHMASH WILL NOTRUN THIS YEAR

HE LEFT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY LAST YEAR HE WROTE, THIS NGIS MY CHOICE B I'M STILL GOING TO MISS T >>> AND UNYOU PROBABLY HERD THE NEWS ABOUT WASHINGTON TON'S NFL TEAM CHANGING THEIR NAME >>> ONE OF THE EMPLOYEES SPOKE TO THE "TODAY SHOW" THIS MORNING >> NOBODY DESERVES TO BE TO DEGRADED AND TREATED LIKE IS THAT

NOBODY DESERVES TO BE DISRESPECTED AND FOR ANY OF US THAT WANT TO GET INTO A CAREER THAT IS A MALE DOMINATED FORCE, WE WOULDN'T BE AFRAID THAT THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT ARE GOING TO HAPPEN >> THE TEAM'S OWNER RESPONDED TO THE ALLEGATIONS, THE BEHAVIOR DESCRIBED IN THE ARTICLE HAS NO PLACE TIN OUR FRANCHISE OR SOCIETY >>> FINALLY, WE'VE GOT MORE HEALTH NEWS FOR RIS YOU THIS WEEK ON SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG EARLIER THIS WEEK WE TOLD YOU SHE HAS BEEN HOSPITALIZED BUT RELEASED FAIRLY QUICKLY, WE ARE LEARNING SHE HAS CANCER AGAIN AND CURRENTLY RECEIVING CHEMO

SHE SAYS IT'S SHOWING POSITIVE RESULTS S %AND KEEPING HER CANCER AT BAY IT% AND STILL ABLE TO "KEEP UP AN ACTIVE DAILY ROUTINE," WORKING AND WRITING OPINIONS, SHE SAYS IT IS GOING E, TO STAY THAT WAY, ALLISON, WE'VE SEEN THAT WORKOUT ROUTINE AT 87 YEARS OLD I'M NOT SURPRISED TO HEAR THAT >> SHE IS JUST AMAZING AND THE INWHOLE COUNTRY IS ROOTING FOR HER, GLAD TO HEAR % S THAT IT SEEMS TO BE GOING WELL SO FAR, THANKS, SAVANNAH >>> ARIZONA HAS THE HIGHEST CORONAVIRUS POSITIVE TEST RATE AND THE GOVERNOR STILL ISN'T ISSUING A MASK MANDATE BUT GO HE IS ACKNOWLEDGING THIS IS A PROBLEM

>> WHAT WE'VE GONE THROUGH AND THE CHALLENGE THE I'M SHARING WITH YOU REALLY IS ARIZONA'S NEW NORMAL AND IT'S OUR NEW NORMAL FOR THE FORESEEABLE % FUTURE, I WANT TO ASK PEOPLE TO GET THEIR HEADS AROUND THAT THAT THIS IS GOING TO AN CHALLENGE THAT'S G GOING TO BE ON GOING N B C NEWS REPORTER JOINS ME FROM A NEW TESTING SIDE GOVERNOR DUCEY SAYS FEELING S WITH THE CORONAVIRUS CORONAVIRUS IS THE NEW NORMAL SO ARE TESTING DEMANDS AND DELAYS

>> Reporter: THIS IS BIG, JULY 17th BUT IT'S PROGRESS THIS IS ONE OF TWO FEDERALLY BACKED HIGH CAPACITY TESTING SITES INTRODUCED TODAY THERE ARE EACH OF THESE OGO O TWO SITES ARE GOING TO TEST TR2500 FOLKS A DAY OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT 12 DAYS WE SHOULD NOTE THEY ARE EXPECTING, THEY ARE TELLING FOLKS THEY EXPECT TEST OU RESULTS IN 24 TO 48 HOURS BECAUSE THEY ARE ACTUALLY SHIPPING THE TESTS OVER NEXT DOOR TO IRVINE, CALIFORNIA TO BE PROCESSED BECAUSE HERE IN N IP ARIZONA, THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT BACKLOG AND MOST TESTS ARE TAKING FROM 9 TO 10 DAYS, THAT'S WHY THIS IS SIGNIFICANT, IT'S ALSO TWO PREDOMINANTLY COMMUNITIES IN COLOR HEAVY LATINO PRESENCE

YOU ARE TW% IPHTALK ABOUT TESTING IN A SIGNIFICANCE IN THESE AREAS I WANT YOU TO LISTEN, WITH PHOENIX FIRE CHIEF ROD Mc VEIN OF >> PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THEY ARE SCARED, THEY HAVE YOUNG ONES, THEY TRY TO GO TO WORK, THEY WEREN'T GETTING THE TESTING, FEMA ARRIVES WITH 6 OF 0000 KITS, WE YIWANT TO GET THESE FOLKS TESTED, WE HOPE IT IS A SUCCESS, WE CAN GET MANY PEOPLE TESTED OVER ASTHIS WEEK AND A HALF SPAN >> Reporter: PHOENIX FIRE CAPTAIN WOULD GO ON TO NOTE, NONE OF THESE COMMUNITIES YOU HAVE MULTIGENERATIONAL E HOMES, YOU ALSO HAVE THE REALITY THAT HAVE YOU A LOT OF ESSENTIAL WORKERS, SERVICE WORKER THAT ARE LIVING IN THESE COMMUNITIES, ONE PERSON IN A FAMILY GETS COVID, THERE IS A AUTOMATIC EXPOSURE TO OTHERS IN THOSE FAMILIES, ALLISON >> SO IMPORTANT THAT FOLKS THERE HAVE ACCESS TO TESTING

JUAN, WHAT ARE YOU HEARING FROM PEOPLE THERE GETTING TESTED TODAY? >> Reporter: I TO AM JUST INTRODUCING TO YOU ONE OF THE FELLAS WE MET,HE LOUISE, HE IS AN ESSENTIAL WORKER, WHEN YOU DON'T GET TEST OW RESULTS OVER THE COURSE OF MORE THAN A WEEK, FOLKS ARE LARGELY STILL GOING TO WORK EVEN IF THEY HAVE SOME, YOU KNOW, BASIC SYMPTOMS BECAUSE NUMBER ONE, THEY NEED MONEY AND IN THEIR POCKETS BUT ALSO THEY ARE ESSENTIAL, THEY EYY HAVE TO KEEP THE SYSTEMS HERE AND %THE ECONOMY GOING IN ARIZONA, THAT'S WHY THIS THIS 24 TO 48 HOUR TURN AROUND IS ASO IMPORTANT I WANT TO LET YOU HEAR DIRECTLY FROM LOUISE, D ONE OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO CAME HERE TODAY >> YOU KNOW, BEING OUT IN THE STREETS OF PHOENIX HERE FOR, YOU KNOW, ET CETERA, FOUR WORKERS WERE DIAGNOSED WITH COVID SO, I ONJUST WANT TO TAKE MORE PRECAUTIONS COMING UP

>> Reporter: BECAUSE YOU ARE GOING TO WORK AS STILL EVERY DAY >> YES, SIR >> Reporter: DO YOU FEEL SYMPTOM AS SOON AS >> MILD HEADACHES, YOU KNOW, MORE PRECAUTIONARY THING, I BELIEVE I DON'T HAVE IT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO ARE ASYMPTOMATIC

>> Reporter: LOUISE SAID I DON'T BELIEVE I HAVE IT THAT'S WHY TEST SOMETHING SO CRUCIAL, AT THE SAME TIME YOU HERD HIM SAY HE HAS A SLIGHT HEADACHE BUT HE'S BEEN EXPOSED FOUR OF HIS COWORKERS HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID YET, GOD BLESS HIM, IS HE STILL GOING TO WORK THERE ARE NO REQUIREMENTS HERE IN THE STATE ALLISON THAT THESE PLACES OF WORK, WHETHER THEY BE RESTAURANTS STILL HAVE TO SHUTDOWN IF THEIR WORKERS TEST POSITIVE THERE IS NO QU STATE RULE THAT REQUIRES THESE BUSINESSES TO INFORM PATRONS OR THOSE THAT ARE USING PUBLIC TRANSIT THAT THERE ARE POSITIVE COVID CASES AROUND THEM

AND THAT IS ARTHE ISSUE WHY IT'S SO IMPORTANT, LOUISE COMING HERE TODAY TO GET THOSE TESTS >> VAUGHN, I KNOW ARIZONA IS IN NEED OF MORE HELP THAN JUST TESTING, WHAT OTHER HELP IS ARIZONA GETTING FROM OTHER STATES, FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY? >> Reporter: YOU KNOW, STONE OF THESE ISSUES HERE IS THE FACT THAT FEDERAL RESOURCES APPEAR TO BE LIMITED AND THAT IS WHY MI YOU HAVE SEEN FRUSTRATION FROM STATES AROUND THE COUNTRY HERE THIS IS FEMA'S FIRST OPERATION FEMA PARTNERED WITH THE CITY OF PHOENIX AND WITH THE ARIZONA NATIONAL GUARD TO PUT THIS ON HERE

ARIZONA AS AL CONTINUES TO BE A HOT SPOT BECAUSE YOU HAVE SEEN ESSENTIALLY A FLATTENING OF THE NUMBER OF CASES HERE IN THE STATE OVER THE LAST FOUR OR FIVE DAYS THAT'S BECAUSE THERE HAS NOT BEEN AN EXPLANATION OF TESTS BEING CONDUCTED, HAVE YOU SEEN POSITIVE RATES BE ABOUT 23% THAT'S WHERE THESE PARTNERSHIPS ARE SO CRUCIAL, WE SHOULD NOTE THE STATE'S MAIN LABORATORIES WHICH HAS BO% PROCESSED ABOUT 990% OF TESTS TO DATE, THEY SAID THEY PLAN TO EXPAND AND BE ABLE TO PROCESS UP TO 35,000 TESTS A DAY BY THE END OF THIS MONTH WITH NEW MACHINERY THAT ATBROUGHT ON FROM AN INTERNATIONAL COMPANY, A LOT OF THIS IS HOPE A A LOT OF THESE ARE EXPECTATIONS THAT ARE BEING LAID DOWN THE FAXES AND ICU DONURSES ARE WORKING THIN THESE HOSPITALS AS, YOU KNOW, HUNDREDS OF NURSES AND OTHER HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS ARE COMING TO THE STATE, WHAT IS STILL NEEDED IS EXPANDING OF TESTING THAT IS PROGRESS BUT MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE, ALLISON >> VAUGHN HILLYARD, WE KNOW HOW HARD YOU ARE WORKING, WE KNOW HOW E HOT IT IS OUT THERE THANK YOU

>>> OF GEORGE I DON'T'S GOVERNOR SUING ATLANTA'S MAYOR OVER MASK, MAYOR LANCE BOTTOMS ISSUED STRICTER CORONAVIRUS ORDERS IN THE CITY THAN THE STATE CORONAVIRUS CASES IN GEORGIA ARE UP 60% IN E J THE LAST TWO WEEKS NBC NEWS WIGLENN ALEXANDER IS IN ATLANTA WITH MORE >> Reporter: ALLISON WE'VE SEEN THIS DEBATE PLAY OUT ALL OVER THE COUNTRY WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO THE QUESTION WILL PEOPLE WHERE WEARS, POSSIBLY THE BIGGEST ELSE COLLISION RIGHT HERE IN GEORGIA, WE SEE THE GOVERNOR SUING THE E ATLANTA MAYOR AND THE CITY COUNCIL I WANT TO YOU HEAR FROM THE DEMOCRATIC MAYOR AND THE REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR ORANBOTH ACCUSING EACH H OTHER OF PLAYING POLITICS DURING THE PANDEMIC

FIRST MAYOR KEISHA LANCE- BOTTOM FROM ATLANTA THE LAWSUIT IS SIMPLY BIZARRE, QUITE FRAMELY HAPPEN STANCE ZA THAT THIS LAWSUIT CAME THE DAY AFTER DONALD TRUMP VISITED ATLANTA AND I POINTED OUT THAT SHE WAS VIOLATING CITY LAW BY NOT HAVING ON A MASK >> THE MAYOR'S OFFICE TELLS ME THEY ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO LET THEIR DECISIONS BE DRIVEN BY SCIENCE AND DATA, GOVERNOR BRIAN KEMP IS ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO PUT ON MASK BUT WHEN IT COMES TO ENFORCING THEM, REQUIRING THEM TO DO SO, THAT TAKES IT A STEP TOO FAR HE REPEATED WHAT HE SAID SEVERAL TIMES THAT GEORGIANS DO NOT NEED A MANDATE TO DO THE RIGHT THING

I CANDIDATE WHAT POINT ARE YOU GOING TO SWITCH FROM ENCOURAGEMENT TO ENFORCEMENT WHEN YOU SEE PEOPLE ARE NOT WEARING THEIR MASKS TWO WEEKS AFTER ENCOURAGE BE THEM TO DO SO HERE IS S %HOW HE ANSWERED THAT QUESTION >> WHAT KIND OF MESSAGE DOES IT SEND WHEN YOU HAVE MANDATES ALREADY THAT PEOPLE RCAREN'T ENFORCING? IT SENDS THE MESSAGE THAT THE IN MANDATE DOESN'T MEAN ANYTHING I'M ASKING PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, GOVERNMENT IS NOT GOING TO BE THE ANSWER TO ALL PEOPLE'S PROBLEMS >> Reporter: AND T H BOTH THE MAYOR AND THE GOVERNOR SAYS THEY BOTH BELIEVE KNISTHEY COULD WIN IN COURT

IN ATLANTA I'M BLAIN ALEXANDER, N B C NEWS >>> PARENTS AND TEACHERS IN DETROIT IN COURT TODAY, THEY ARE ASKING A JUDGE TO SHUTDOWN IN- PERSON SUMMER SCHOOL CLASSES CLAIMING THE JU SCHOOL DISTRICT IS USING SUMMER SCHOOL AS A TEST TO SEE IF SCHOOLS CAN REOPEN IN THE FALL HEIDI PAVILL, HEIDI, WHAT DID THE JUDGE SAY AT TODAY'S HEARING >> JURISDICTION E,RI OF THIS CASE, DID HE NOT DISCLOSE THE CONTENT ORNATE YOUR OF THE ARGUMENT, SO THIS IS ESSENTIALLY A DELAY THE IPLAINTIFFS HERE IS COALITION OF PARENTS, TEACHERS AND ACTIVISTS WHO SAY THAT THERE SHOULD NOT BE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OPEN DURING RITHE SUMMER, THAT DETROIT IS EFFECTIVELY CONDUCTING A MASSIVE EXPERIMENT ON THE CHILDREN OF THE CITY OF DETROIT AND THAT THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE IN THE COUNTRY THAT HAS SUCH A MASSIVE SCHOOL SYSTEM, 23 DIFFERENT SCHOOLS, ALLISON, THAT ARE OPEN FOR SUMMER SCHOOL, BUSING THE CHILDREN IN, THEY SAY THAT IT IS VERY UNSAFE AR GIVEN THE CDC SAYS ONE OF THE MAIN RISK FACTORS FOR THE E SPREAD HAVE OF COVID IS OUT HING OF SCHOOLS, THIS IS HAPPENING AT A TIME WHEN COVID HERE LIKE MANY OF THE PLACES OF THE COUNTRY ISPL — IS NOTCHING UP AND IT'S A PLACE THAT'S ALREADY SEEN A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF DEATHS DUE TO COVID, THEY'VE GOTTEN THINGS UNDER CONTROL

SO THIS CASE CONTINUES, IT WILL CONTINUE IN A DIFFERENT COURT, ALLISON >> SO O WHAT IS THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S ARGUMENT, WHAT IS THE DEFENSE FOR WHY RIKIDS SHOULD BE BACK IN THE CLASSROOM AND WHY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT THINKS THIS IS SAFE? >> Reporter: WELL, FIRSTLY, THEY SAY THAT THIS IS PARENT DRIVEN, THEY SAY erIS CAME FROM DEMAND FROM PARENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT THEIR CHILDREN ARE NOT LEARNING, THAT THEIR CHILDREN ARE FALLING BEHIND, THEY ATSAY THAT IT IS VOLUNTARY AND THAT, YOU KNOW, LOOK THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST REQUIRED CITIES IN THE COUNTRY WHEN THESE KIDS WENT OUT IN SCHOOL IN MARCH THEY DIDN'T GET CHROME BOOKS, THEY DIDN'T GET COMPUTERS, THEY DIDN'T GET THE RESOURCES THEY NEEDED TO DO VIRTUAL LEARNING, MANY OF THESE KIDS HELD EING TO THE SAME STANDARDS AS TO CHILDREN IN OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT DID GET THOSE RESOURCES, THEY ARE NOT BEING GIVEN THE RESOURCES OR THEY PUT THEM INTO THESE SCHOOLS TRUSTING THAT THE SAFETY PROTOCOLS ARE GOING TO KEEP THEM SAFE TAKE A LISTEN TO GE ONE OF THE TEACHERS ABOUT TH WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY ABOUT THEIR CONCERN >> I ABSOLUTELY AM CONCERNED ABOUT MY COLLEAGUES, CONCERNED ABOUT MY STUDENTS, CONCERNED ABOUT MY COMMUNITY, I HAVE COME HERE, I STAND HERE TODAY FOR EVERY TEACHER WHO IS AFRAID TO GO BACK INTO A CLASSROOM, EVERY PARENT WHO IS AFRAID TO SEND THEIR EVCHILDREN RE BACK DOWN HERE TODAY, EVEN FOR THOSE ADMINISTRATORS WHO ARE REPRESSURE FROM %SENT TALL OFFICE TO PUSH THIS THROUGH AGAINST THEIR BETTER JUDGMENT

>> Reporter: WHY DO YOU THINK THIS IS T HAPPEN NOTHING >> THIS IS HAPPENING BECAUSE WE HAVE LACK OF LEADERSHIP IN THIS COUNTRY >> Reporter: AND ALLISON YOU HERD HER TALK ABOUT THE ADMINISTRATORS, THIS IS NOT JUST ABOUT THE PARENTS, THIS IS ABOUT TEACHERS AND SUMMER OFFICIALS WHO ARE CONCERNED THAT A LOT OF THESE SCHOOLS HAVE POOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROBLEMS, THE GAO, THE GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WAS OUT WITH A UN CREPORT LAST MONTH, 50% OF US SCHOOLS DO NOT HAVE ADEQUATE VENTILATION

THEY ATEENEED THEIR HVAC SYSTEMS REPLACED, THAT IS A KNOWN RISK FACTOR FOR AC COVID THIS CASE WILL GO ON HOWEVER, SUMMER SCHOOL VEENDS IN THE MIDDLE OF AUGUST THIS DELAY IS A SIGNIFICANT SET BACK FOR PLAINTIFFS, ALLISON

>> YEAH, AND HEIDI, AS WE LOOK TO THE END OF SUMMER SCHOOL, TO THE BEGINNING OF THE FALL, I KNOW PARENTS AND TEACHERS ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THAT, WHAT THAT WILL RNMEAN, HAS THE DISTRICT SAID WHAT IT'S DOING TO PROTECT STUFFS AND FACULTY GOING FORWARD? >> Reporter: THE SCHOOL BOARD EDUCATORS THAT I TALKED TO SAID THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THAT WAHOO IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE FALL, THIS IS A MASSIVE SCHOOL OI SYSTEM WE'RE TALKING ABOUT 53,000 CHILDREN HERE WE CONCERNING ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION AND THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THE CHD KIN OF PROTOCOLS THEY HAVE IN A SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM WHERE YOU HAVE A FRACTION OF THAT PARTICIPATING AND SO THE GOVERNOR HERE HAS MADE VERY CLEAR THAT SHE WILL USE HER POWERS TO STOP ANY SCHOOL SYSTEM THAT SHE THINKS IS SENDING KIDS BACK TO AN UNSAFE ENVIRONMENT, UNCLEAR WHETHER SHE IS GOING TO SINGLE OUT DETROIT AND GET INVOLVED HERE ONE OF THE PLAINTIFFS IS ASKING FOR THAT, GOING AFTER THE GOVERNOR SAYING SHE SHOULD BE USING HER POWER TOSS SHUT THIS DOWN

DETROIT OFFICIALS SAY THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO DO IN THE FALL BECAUSE THEY UNDERSTAND THEY HAVE AN OVERCROWDING PROBLEM, THEY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH POOR INFRASTRUCTURE AND WHAT THEY ARE DOING NOW MAY NOT BE GERMANE TO WHAT THEY ARE DOING IN THE FALL >> HEIDI IT LOOKS LIKE A PROBLEM WE'LL TALK ABOUT A LITTLE WHILE MORE THANK K YOU SO MUCH FOR REPORTING IN DETROIT >>> THE %LEWH CORONAVIRUS MAY SEVERELY IMPACT THE HEART, COVID- 19 COULD CAUSE BLOOD CLOTS LEADING TO HEART ATTACKS, SHOWING US WHAT ELSE THE EXPERTS FOUND US HERE >> HI, THERE ALLISON

THERE IS NOW A GROWING BODY OF EVIDENCE POINTING TO THE FACT THAT COVID- 19 COULD HAVE A SERIOUS IMPACT ON THE HEART THAT IS ACCORDING TO PROFESSION SORE MARKS WECK CARRIED OUT BY THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH HERE IN THE UNITED KINGDOM HIS TEAM EXAMINED OF OF ULTRASOUND EXAMS RESEARCHERS TOLD NBC NEWS THEY WERE SUPERVISOR IZ PRICED TO ENS FIND MORE THAN ERHALF OF THOSE TH PATIENTS HAD WORRISOME TIHEART SCANS THOUGH THE STUDY SHOWED 55% OF PATIENTS HAD OW ABNORMAL CHANGES TO THE WAY THAT THE HEART WAS PUMPING BLOOD

PERHAPS MOST CONCERNING WAS THE FACT THAT ONE IN SEVEN PATIENTS HAD E DAMAGE THAT WAS CONSIDERED TO BE SEVERE NOW, BLOOD CLOT FROM COVID-19 WERE ALSO A CONCERN AND A RISK FACTOR IN CAUSING STROKES AND HEART ATTACKS AS WELL ON TOP OF THAT, ID KEEP IN MIND THE MAJORITY OF PATIENTS IN THE STUDY HAD NEVER HAD HEART PROBLEMS BEFORE ALTHOUGH RESEARCHES DID CAUTION THAT % THOSE INCLUDED IN THIS STUDY Y E ALL HAD SUSPECTED HEART COMPLICATIONS FROM COVID-19 AND THAT COULD ACCOUNT FOR THE HIGH NUMBER OF PATIENTS DISPLAYING ABNORMALITIES

BUT THOF COURSE, THIS STUFF POTENTIALLY PRESENTS A NEW CHALLENGE TO THE HEALTH SYSTEM LONG AFTER THE PANDEMIC IS OVER AND A IT COULD BE A REAL CAUSE FOR CONCERN IN THE UNITED STATES, FOR EXAMPLE, LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IS HEART DISEASE AS A RESULT, PROFESSOR OF DRECK TOLD ME % MUCH MORE RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING ION THIS ISSUE IS NEEDED TAKE A LISTEN >> MRI SCANS INPATIENT THAT HAVE RECOVER FROM COVID-19 INFECTION, THAT WILL TELL US EXACTLY WHAT CAUSED THE HEART DAMAGE AND ALSO IT %WILL TELL US WHETHER THE HEART DAMAGE HAS BEEN LONG TERM OR WHETHER IT'S REVERSED

AND OF COURSE THAT'S IMPORTANT, WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHETHER THAT IS GOING TO BE % FACING A LOT OF PATIENTS WITH LONG TERM CHART FAILURE AS A CONSEQUENCE OF COVID-19 >> COVID PATIENT WITH SEVERE CASES AND THEIR DOCTORS SHOULD LOOK OUT FOR CHEST PAIN, SWOLLEN ANKLES COULD INDICATE HEART DAMAGE AS A RESULT FROM CORONAVIRUS >>> SCHOOL ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE ALL TRYING TO HANDLE REOPENING DIFFERENTLY BUT THEY ALL HAVE THE SAME GOAL, KEEPING THEIR CLASSROOMS AND THE PEOPLE IN THEM SAFE DI DR

ALPATEL JOINS ME NOW OVER TOTHE SUMMER CAMDEN MISSOURI HAD A CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK, THAT CAMP HAD 3 IS 1 POINT PROTECTION PLAN, TEMPERATURE CHECKS, EVEN A BEGAN ON HIGH- FIVES, HERE IS WHAT A PARENT TOLD MSNBC STEPHANIE RUHLE THIS MORNING >> IT SEEMS LIKE SO MUCH PROTECTION WAS PUT, I MEAN THEY HAD THESE NEW FILTRATION SYSTEMS IN THE CABINS AND THERE WERE MASKS THAT WERE WORN, KIDS WERE OUTSIDE AND PLAYING AND THEY WERE SOCIAL DISTANCING

THEY DID NOT HAVE KI CITO SOCIAL DISTANCE WITHIN THEIR CABIN BUT, WITH VETHIS CREEPING IN D AND GOING SO FAST, AT ONE CAMP AND THEN IT'S ABSOLUTELY FINE AT THE OTHER CAMP, IT'S HARD TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN WITHIN A SCHOOL >> SO DR PATEL IF STEPS LIKE THOSE COULDN'T PREVENT AN OUTBREAK AT THE CAMP, WHAT DO THEY NEED TO BE THINKING ABOUT OR ARE OUTBREAKS INEVITABLE >> CERTAINLY ED THE FACT THAT WE'RE HAVING OUTBREAKS EVEN DESPITE THESE CTMEASURES JUST AKSHOW YOU ALLISON, HOW MUCH WHAT WE CALL COMMUNITY SPREAD THERE IS

BUT I LIKE TO POINT OUT, THOSE MEASURE THAT THEY TOOK ACTUALLY HELPED TO MAKE SURE THAT OTHER CAMPS % AROUND THEM DIDN'T GET INFECTED, I DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO THINK THAT ALL THOSE EFFORTS ARE FOR NOTHING BUT IF YOU'RE A SCHOOL, TEACHER OR A PARENT THINKING ABOUT SENDING YOUR KID TO SCHOOL, THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT CAN YOU DO ALL OF THE THINGS RIGHT, BUT IF YOUR COMMUNITY HAS A HIGH NUMBER OF CASES OR ONE OF THESE HOT SPOTS, THAT IT IS VIRTUALLY, YOU KNOW, NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE TO PREVENT AN INFECTION, HOWEVER, WITH I WOULD SAY FOR SCHOOL PRACTICALLY, SMALLER CLASS SIZES AND HAVING IT BE ONE SET OF KIDS, NOT MIXING BETWEEN CLASSROOMS SO THAT IF YOU DO HAVE ONE OF TI I THOSE OUTBREAKS LIKE THE CAMP DID, YOU CAN ISOLATE IT SO THAT CAMP AND ALLISON, I WOULD SAY THAT IS A SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME OF THAT 31 POINT PLAN >> IT'S SO GOOD TO HEAR THOSE MEASURES WERE FOR THOUGHT IT LOOKED LIKE THAT CAMP TRIED TO MAKE SURE THE CAMPERS WERE SAFE

WE TALKED THROUGH CONCERNS THAT PARENTS HAVE, CONCERNS THAT THEY HAVE FOR THEIR KIDS, HOW ABOUT THE TEACHERS? I KNOW THERE ARE SO MANY TEACHERS THAT WANT TO BE BACK IN THE CLASSROOM, WITH THEIR STUDENTS, THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT THAT MIGHT MEAN FOR THEM ANY ADVICE FOR THEM? >> THE BEST ADVICE I CAN GIVE YOU IS THAT WE'RE SEEING EN THIS PLAY OUT LOCALLY IT'S THE NUMBERS LOCALLY WHERE YOUR AREA THAT YOU TEACHER I GOING IN THE WRONG VEDIRECTION ALLISON, I'M AFRAID TO TELL YOU, TOO MANY STATES ARE INCREASING AT A RATE, IF %I WERE A TEACHER I WOULD BE REFRESHING THE CONVERSATION ON WHETHER OR NOT WE COULD HAVE IN- PERSON LEARNING OR EVEN HYBRID LEARNING AND THEN THE SECOND THING WOULD SAY, DESPITE, TE THIS IS A NATIONAL VIRUS AND WE HAVE — WE DO ORNOT HAVE A NATIONAL STRATEGY

IF I AM A TEACHER I WOULD THINK ABOUT WHAT DO I HAVE TO PROTECT MYSELF INCLUDING MAKING SURE THAT EVEN IF THERE IS NOT A MANDATE THAT I'M WEARING A MASK AND I ENCOURAGE MY CLASS AND MANY OF MY COLLEAGUES TO WEAR A MASK HAND HYGIENE FOR THE YOUNG CHILDREN AND THEIR CLASSROOMS THE THIRD IS HAVING EXACTLY WHAT WE SAW MISSOURI, HAVING , A PLAN IF HAVE YOU E A HOT SPOT OUR OUTBREAK, WHAT IS THE PLAN TO SHUT THE SCHOOL DOWN OR SAFELY ISOLATE THE TEACHERS AND STUDENTS AND PROTECT EVERYONE >> E WE HAVE SOME VIEWER QUESTIONS, GREAT YO VIEWER QUESTIONS FOR YOU TODAY WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN COLLEGE TOWNS WHERE THE STUDENTS AND THE STAFF ARE COMING BACK TO CAMPUS THIS FALL? >> NUMBER ONE, S, ALMOST EVERY COLLEGE THAT I HAVE EITHER TALK TODAY %OR READ ONLINE POLICIES IS REQUIRING THAT % STUDENTS HAVE SOME SORT OF TESTS DONE OR LETTER OF CLEARANCE, AND I THINK THAT'S THE SMART POLICY, ALLISON

WE HAVE PEOPLE TRAVELING FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AVIN MANY CASES TO COME TO A CAMPUS, SO YOU CAN BE SCREENING INFECTIONS FROM HOT SPOTS WITHOUT REALIZING IT I WOULD MAKE IT VERY CLEAR THAT YOU — IF I LIVE IN A CAMPUS TOWN COMMUNITY, WOULD ENGAGE IN A DIRECT DIALOGUE WITH THAT CAMPUS' LEADERSHIP AND JUST SAY I HAVE CLEARLY IN YOU'RE LOCATED OFFICIALS, SPEAK UP, THAT YOU WANT TO MAKE MPSHAY SURE THAT YOU HAVE THE HEALTH MEASURES IN PLACE, ALLISON ACCORDING TO WHAT YOU HAVE ALL BEEN DOING WHICH IS EXCELLENT ON GET A O YO TEST RESULT BACK, THAT IS AN INCREDIBLE WARNING SIGN THAT IF YOU'RE OPENING UP A CAMPUS AND YOU CAN ATGET A TEST BACK FOR ONE WEEK, THEN I THINK RESIDENTS SHOULD BE TALKING TO SCHOOL OFFICIALS AND DISCUSSING HOW YOU WILL KEEP PEOPLE SAFE AND THEN FINALLY, AGAIN, YOU KNOW, THE SEAM THING, THINKING ABOUT HOW TO WEAR A MASK IF YOU DON'T HAVE A MASK MANDATE ENCOURAGING A CAMPUS TO ENFORCE SOME SORT OF MASK PROTECTIONS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING >> THAT LEADS DIRECTLY TO ANOTHER VIEWER QUESTION THAT WE HAVE

ONE VIEWER WANTS TO KNOW, WHAT IS A GOOD WAY TO TALK TO A FRIEND OR A FAMILY MEMBER WHO WILL NOT WEAR A MASK? >> YOU KNOW, ALLISON THIS F HITS HOME FOR ME BECAUSE I HAVE A NUMBER OF FAMILY MEMBERS WHO STILL TO M THIS DAY WILL SEND ME TEXT MESSAGE BUS HOW WEARING A MASK DOESN'T HELP HERE IS WHAT I AM GOING TO TELL YOU, TELLING PEOPLE THEY HAVE TO DO SOMETHING NEVER WORKS IT DOESN'T WORK WITH MY KIDS, IT DOESN'T WORK WITH MYSELF

BUT WHEN YOU REALLY SHOW PEOPLE THAT THERE ARE OPTIONS, AND YOU TELL S THEM, IT'S NOT AN OPTION, WEAR A MASK, OR DON'T WEAR A DO MASK, IT'S ABOUT OPTIONS WHY THEY ARE NOT COMFORTABLE WEARING A MASK OR TO SAY TO THEM, THERE IS ALTERNATIVES TO MASKS, FACE SHIELDS, OTHER THINGS THAT WE CAN DO TO PROTECT OURSELVES AND GIVE THEM SEVERAL CHOICES I THINK THAT WHEN WE %TURN THIS CONVERSATION AROUND AND SAY, LOOK, YOU CAN STAY HOME AND THAT WILL KEEP YOU SAFE, BUT WHEN YOU LEAVE, WHAT WOULD BE THE EASIEST FOR TO YOU DO SIF YOU DON'T LIKE WEARING A MASK FOR ECS HOURS, WHAT ABOUT THIS HAT THAT HAS A CLEAR PLASTIC FACE SHIELD, THAT'S BETTER, IT WILL HELP ME AND HELP YOU AND I THINK WHEN YOU SEE THE TURN AROUND THE CONVERSATION, TAKE THE POLITICS AND EMOTION OUT OF IT >> DR PATEL, YOU ALWAYS T GIVE US GREAT ADVICE ESPECIALLY TODAY

THANKS FOR ALL THE WISDOM AND GUIDANCE, HAVE A NICE WEEKEND >>> NEARLY 17,000 CHILDREN HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS IN FLORIDA ONE OF THEM AN 11-YEAR-OLD BOY WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AND M, SERIOUS UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS WHO DIED JUST A WEEK AFTER HE TESTED POSITIVE HERE IS WHAT HIS DAD TOLD NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT ALLISON BARBER >> MY SON WAS A LOVING CHILD

IT DON'T CARE HOW FRIENDLY YOU ARE, FRHOW MUCH YOU LOVE, HE DIDN'T HAVE KIDNEYS AND HE HAD A FEW OTHER PROBLEMS, BIRTH DEFECTS AND DEFORMITIES AND WHATNOT SUCH A LOVING CHILD AND IF YOU DIDN'T GREET HIM, WOULD KEEP AT IT UNTIL YOU DID TO THINK OF LOSING A CHILD TO SUCH A DISEASE, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED SOME KIND OF WAY BUT THIS IS THE THING METHAT WE HAVE TO LEARN TO LIVE WITH FOR AWHILE BECAUSE IT IS GOING TO BE AWHILE

I DON'T CARE WHAT SOMEBODY WISH FOR, THIS IS NOT A FAIRY TALE LAND IT IS GOING TO JAB WHILE, MIGHT AS WELL GET USED TO IT I'M %THINKING ABOUT THE SCHOOL SETTING IT IS GOING TO BE A TOUGH SITUATION BECAUSE THE PARENTS COULD BE AT RISK, TEACHERS ARE GOING TO BE AT RISK AND STUDENTS ARE ST GOING TO BE AT RISK BECAUSE HE HAD IT THEN MY HOUSE GOT IT TWO OF THE NURSES GOT IT

AND MY GRANDDAUGHTER GOT IT THE VIRUS IS NOTHING TO PLAY WITH >> AND HE DIED JULY 1st I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL, TOO AND I COULDN'T WA EVEN BE WHERE HE WAS BECAUSE I ALSO HAD COVID- 19

WE JUST HAVE TO DO WHAT WE CAN TO TRY TO KEEP OURSELF SAFE >>> HAVE YOU % HEARD THE % PRESIDENT USE % THE LETTER AND % WORD? % >> YEAH >> AND ANTI-% SOMATIC SLURS % SPECIFICALLY? >> YES >> THAT WAS PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NIECE, MARY % TRUMP, TELLING RACHEL MADDOW >> ADDING SHE DOESN'T THINK IT SHOULD SURPRISE ANYBODY GIVEN HOW RACIST HE IS TODAY TOLD MSBC, IT'S A BOOK OF FALSEHOODS PLAIN AND SIMPLE, THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T USE THEORY WORDS

NBC NEWSCOM, POLITICAL ANALYST WRITES, FIVE DECADES LATER TRUMP IS PUSHING SEGREGATIONIST POLICIES JOHN, HOW IS THE PRESIDENT DOING THAT? WHAT SEGREGATIONIST POLICIES IS HE PUSHING? >> WE'VE HERD THE PRESIDENT ALL WEEK THIS WEEK ATTACK JOE BIDEN, SAYING THAT BIDEN WANTS TO "ABOLISH THE SUBURBS" YESTERDAY THE PRESIDENT WENT ON A RANT SAYING BIDEN WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT ONE OF THE POLICIES IS HE TRYING TO PUT IN PLACE WOULD DESTROY THE SUBURBS AND SEND THEM TO HELL WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS TALKING ABOUT IS A POLICY OF THE OBAMA BIDEN ADMINISTRATION HAS PUT IN PLACE THAT BASICALLY WHAT IS SAID TO LOCALITIES, TO PUBLIC HOUSING AGENCIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAT THEY HAD TO DESEGREGATE, PUT ZONING PLANS IN PLACE THAT WOULD HAVE AFFIRMATIVELY TRIED TO DESEGREGATE HOUSING

UNDER THE 1968 FAIR HOUSING ACT, IT'S ILLEGAL TO DISCRIMINATE ON BASIS OF RACE OR NATIONAL ORIGIN, ETHNICITY OR SEX AND WITH THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION REALIZED IS THAT THAT A LOT OF ZONING BOARDS A LOT OF LOCAL HOUSING AGENCIES FIGURED OUT WAYS AROUND THAT YOU GOTTA ACTUALLY GET THAT DONE AND ALL THE AGENCIES GET FEDERAL HOUSING MONEY AND SO WHAT THEY SAID IS ESSENTIALLY BACKED UP UNDER THE LAW, IF YOU DON'T DO THIS, IF YOU DON'T COME UP WITH PLANS TO DESEGREGATE YOUR FUNDING IS IN JEOPARDY

MUCH LIKE IF SCHOOLS DECIDE THAT THEY WERE GOING TO SEGREGATED THEIR FEDERAL FUNDING WOULD BE IN JEOPARDY, OR IF STATES DECIDE THAT THEY ARE NOT GOING TO A BIDE BY FEDERAL LAWS FOR THE DRINKING AGE, FEDERAL MONEY IS IN JEOPARDY AND THE PRESIDENT HAS ATTACKED THIS REGULATION, HE WANTS TO REPEAL IT AND HAVE BASICALLY SAID HOUSING AGENCIES SHOULD BE ABLE TO SEGREGATE OR LOSE THEIR FEDERAL FUNDING IF THEY DO THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IS CONSISTENT WITH WHAT THE PRESIDENT WAS DOING WITH HIS OWN APARTMENT BUILDINGS BACK IN THE 1970s, HE WAS SUED FOR RACIAL DISCRIMINATION BACK THEN >> JOHN, IS HE MAKING THIS ARGUMENT, THAT JOE BIDEN WANTS TO A POLISH THE SUBURBS ARGUMENT, WHO SPECIFICALLY IS THE PRESIDENT GOING AFTER WITH THAT ARGUMENT? AND IS IT WORKING? DOES IT LOOK LIKE THEY ARE SUPPORTING THAT AND THEY ARE GOING TO VOTE FOR HIM COME NOVEMBER? >> FIRST WE SHOULD ABOLISH THE IDEA THAT THE SUBURBS ARE ENTIRELY LIKE THE PURE ORGANIZATION HAS DONE SOME STUDIES ON THIS AND THE SUBURBS HAVE BECOME DECREASING WHITE OVER THE YEARS, 68% WHITE AS OF THE LAST YEAR OR TWO

AND BUT WHAT THEY HAVE SHOWN, STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT NEIGHBORHOODS, AND THIS IS WHAT OBAMA IS GOING AFTER, NEIGHBORHOODS ARE CONTINUING TO BE SEGREGATED I THINK WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS GOING AFTER IS A NARROW SLICE OF AMERICA STILL HOLDS ON TO SEGREGATIONIST IDEAL FROM THE 1960s AND 1950s ACTUALLY THE RHETORIC OF GEORGE WALLACE, THAT OLD ALABAMA DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR WHO RAN FOR PRESIDENT IN 1968, YOU KNOW, AS AND INDEPENDENT AND PEELED OFF, YOU KNOW, SOME OF THE SEGREGATIONISTS VOTE THERE IS A REAL SMALL APPETITE FOR THIS KIND OF RHETORIC 1964 BARRY GOLD WATER RAN AGAINST THE 1964 CIVIL RIGHTS ACT, WON ALL OF SIX STATES

>> YEAH, JOHN, WE SEE THE POLLS, RIGHT? POLL AFTER POLL RECENTLY SHOWING JUST A LACK OF SUPPORT FOR THE WAY THE PRESIDENT HAS LAND HE WILLED RACE ISSUES IN OUR COUNTRY RECENTLY IT SOUNDS LIKE EVEN IF YOU ARE GETTING THAT THIN SLICE OF SUB YOU ARE BY I CAN'T IT MAY NOT BE MUCH BEYOND THAT >> YEAH, HONESTLY I DON'T THINK IT'S AIMED AT, YOU KNOW, MODERATE TO CONSERVATIVE WHITE VOTERS IN THE SUBURBS WOULD SAY THE PRESIDENT'S RHETORIC IS TOO EXTREME FOR MOST OF THEM IF YOU LOOK AT WHO HAS BEEN WALK AWAY FROM ELECTIONS OVER THE LAST COUPLE YEARS, IT'S BEEN A LOT OF WHITE SUBURBAN VOTERS ABANDONING THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, IN PART BECAUSE OF HIS TALK AND ACTION ON RACE ISSUES

OF >> JOHN, WOULD LOVE TO TALK TO YOU A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT HISTORY, IF I'M CORRECT HERE IT'S LIKE WATCHING A CIVIL RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY HERE IN RESERVE YOU SAY THE PRESIDENT'S TALK THIS SLOGAN, ABOLISH THE SUBURBS SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING OUT OF MARYLAND OUT OF THE 1960s CAN YOU TALK MORE ABOUT THAT? >> SURE IN 1966 THERE WAS A DEMOCRATIC ACCOUNT FOR GOVERNOR IN MARYLAND, GEORGE P MAHONEY, YOUR HOME IS YOUR CASTLE, PROTECT IT

HE WAS AN OLD DEMOCRAT, AND BASICALLY THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATIC IN MARYLAND ABANDONED THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND VOTED FOR THE REPUBLICAN SERIAL AGNEW, THERE WAS A BIG SURPRISE, DOMINATING IN MARYLAND POLITICS IT WAS KIND OF A BREAKING POINT FOR THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND NOW MAHONEY SOUNDED LIKE A LOT OF HIS BREATH RENIN THE SOUTH LIKE GEORGE WALLACE, LIKE WESTERN MADDOX, THE GOVERNOR OF GEORGIA WHAT YOU HAVE SEEN OVERTIME PARTICULARLY IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND, THE SUBURBS AROUND WASHINGTON DC IS, YOU KNOW, INTEGRATION OF SUB EBERTS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND

OF MAJORITY, MINORITY, YOU KNOW, CONTINUES TO BE ONE OF THE WEALTHIEST, BEST EDUCATED SUBURBS IN THE COUNTRY, PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MARYLAND IS PERHAPS THE WEALTHIEST MAJORITY BLACK SUBURB IN THE COUNTRY, STATE OF MARYLAND YOU KNOW, A PLACE WHERE VERY FEW PEOPLE — THE PRESIDENT CONTINUES TO HAVE THAT SORT OF MISS IDENTIFICATION OF THE TERM SUBURB >> JOHN, IT'S GREAT TO HAVE YOU ON, YOU GIVE OUR VIEWERS POLITICAL ANALYSIS AND GREAT POLITICAL HISTORY AND HISTORICAL CONTEXT THANK YOU SO MUCH I'M OFF NEXT BUT I HAVE NO DOUBT YOU AND I WILL BE TALKING NEXT THURSDAY >> I WILL TRY BRING A THURSDAY SHIRT

>> BRING A NATIONAL SHIRT >> LOVE IT JOHN, THANK YOU >>> WE'RE ONE MONTH AWAY FROM THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDE SENT SUPPOSED TO ACCEPT THE PARTY'S NOMINATION IN MILWAUKEE, THE EVENT EXPECTED TO DRAW 50,000 VISITORS IS BEING SCALED BACK TO JUST 23 — 300 PEOPLE

SHAQUILLE BREWSTER HAS DETAILS >> THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION, TRADITIONALLY A TIME FOR ASSEMBLING THE ROCK STARS OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, COME TOGETHER OF THOUSAND OF PARTY LEADERS AND DELEGATES IN A FEW HISTORY- MAKING MOMENTS, ECONOMIC BOOM TO THE HOST CITY THAT'S WHY MILWAUKEE WAS SO EXCITED WHEN IT LEARNED IT HAD BEEN CHOSE TONE HOLD THE COVETED DNC >> THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY WE ARE HOSTING A MAJOR POLITICAL PARTY CONVENTION >> BUT THEN CAME THE AND

PROMPTING THE DNC TO POSTPONE THE CONVENTION FROM JULY TO AUGUST FOLLOWED BY ANNOUNCEMENT THAT THE PARTY WOULD BE VIRTUAL DMC URGING MOST DELEGATES TO STAY HOME TOM BARRETT SAYS HE IS STILL UNCERTAIN WHAT THE CONVENTION WILL LOOK LIKE >> CONFIDENCE THERE WILL BE A CONVENTION HERE, I'M CONFIDENT JOE BIDEN WILL ACCEPT THE NOMINATION

HERE >> WE WERE HOPEFUL THERE WOULD BE $200 MILLION IN SPENDING, IF WE GET A TENT OF THAT THAT IS MORE ACCURATE >> LEAVING MANY MILWAUKEE CONVENTION OWNERS, MOURNING WHAT WOULD HAVE BEEN >> INCREASED OUR HOURS SO WE COULD STAY ONLY >> HAD QUARTER SPORTS BAR AND GRILL PLANNED TO RENT OUT HER SPACE

>> I DON'T KNOW HOW TO TAKE IT RIGHT NOW >> THE DISAPPOINTMENT EXTENDING TO HOTELS THE IRONHORSE HAD ALL ROOMS AND ALL BAR AND RESTAURANT SPACE BOOKED TO CAPACITY DURING THE WEEK SURROUNDING THE CONVENTION >> THE ORIGINAL ROOM BLOCKS AND SCOPE OF THE EVENT IS 50% OF WHAT IT WAS >> CITY LEADERS ADMIT THE STATE OF WISCONSIN DID NOT DO A LOT TO INSPIRE CONFIDENCE WITH THE WAY ITS PRIMARY UNFOLDED IN APRIL

THE STATE SUPREME COURT ORDER THE IN- PERSON PRIMARY TO GO FORWARD >> I THINK THEY ACTED LIKE — >> STILL, MAYOR BARRETT SINNISTS MILWAUKEE IS READY TO HOST JOE BIDEN, THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT IS EXPECTED TO ACCEPT HIS NOMINATION EVEN IN MILWAUKEE CONFERENCE CENTER, AS JOE BIDEN PREPARES TO TAKE CENTER STAGE, MILWAUKEE SAYS THEY ARE PREPARED FOR THE SPOTLIGHT, TOO >>> SHAQUILLE BREWSTER JOINS ME FROM MILWAUKEE SHAQ, NBC NEWS CONTAIN ADD LETTER ABOUT THE CONVENTION TELL US WHAT WAS IN THAT LETTER

>> YEAH, ALLISON, IT'S THE LATEST SIGN AND SIGNAL THAT THIS IS GOING TO AN LARGELY VIRTUAL CONVENTION THAT WE'LL SEE IT WAS A LETTER FROM A DEMOCRATIC PARTY OFFICIAL TO THE CHIEF OF STAFF OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, I WANT TO READ A LINE FROM THE LETTER JUST TO SHOW YOU EXACTLY HOW CLEAR THIS LANGUAGE IS, THEY SAY MEMBERS "SHOULD NOT PLAN TO TRAVEL TO MILL CAULK WOULD" NO DELEGATES WILL TRAVEL TO MILWAUKEE AND CAUCUS AND COUNCIL MEETINGS WILL TAKE PLACE VIRTUALLY WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE SCALE A CONVENTION, YOU USUALLY HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE, BACK IN THE SPRING WE TALKED ABOUT THE DELEGATE MATH, THEY WERE WINNING DIFFERENT STATES AND WE KNEW THERE WERE 3800, 3900 DELEGATES UP FOR GRABS NOT ONLY WILL YOU NOT HAVE THOSE DELEGATES BUT MEMBERS OF CONGRESS THINK BACK TO 2008 WHEN THEN SENATOR OBAMA, HE MOVED HIS CONVENTION FROM AN ARENA TO A HUGE FOOTBALL STADIUM AND ACCEPTED HIS NOMINATION IN FRONT OF 75,000 PEOPLE

YOU ARE NOT GOING TO GET THAT, JOE BIDEN HERE, OFFICIALS ARE SAYING IT'S GOING TO BE THE FEELING A MUCH SMALLER CONVENTION, THEY SAY IT IS GOING TO BE SMALL AND INTIMATE, ALLISON ALL RIGHT SMALL AND INTIMATE, SHAQ, WE KNOW THE CROWDS ARING ABOUT SCALED BACK, WHAT ELSE IS BEING SCALED BACK AND DO WE HAVE A SENSE OF WHAT THE CONVENTION WILL LOOK LIKE, PEOPLE ARE INTERESTING TROUBLE PICTURES WHAT THIS IS GOING TO FEEL LIKE >> SO MANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT WHAT WE DO KNOW INSTEAD OF IT BEING IN FRONT A BRAND NEW SHINE KNEE STADIUM, IT'S BEEN MOVED TO A THEATER AND THE WISCONSIN CENTER, AS I MENTIONED THE BUCS, LET'S TALK ABOUT HOW THE FACT AROUND THIS TIME LAST YEAR WHEN THEY WERE DECIDING THE CONVENTION, THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS WERE CALLING A CHAMPIONSHIP YEAR

MILWAUKEE IS GOING THROUGH IT WITH THIS IN ADDITION TO DOWN SCALING THE VENUE, PEOPLE WHO OPERATE THE VENUE SAYING THERE HAS BEEN NO CONSTRUCTION ON THE INSIDE OUTSIDE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TELLING ME, WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING AT, THE PEOPLE HELPING TO PROGRAM FOR THIS ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE HELPED PROGRAM AND PROSECUTE DUES I THINK THIS LIKE THE GRAMMY AWARDS, HELPED PRODUCE THINGS LIKE THE SUPER BOWL HALF TIME SHOW THEY KNOW THAT THIS WILL BE A COMPLETELY MADE FOR TV EVENT, IT WILL BE SMALLER IF YOU'RE HERE ON THE GROUND IT WILL NOT FEEL LIKE THIS LARGE THING, ONE THING THEY ARE HOPING TO DO AND THIS IS WHAT OFFICIALS AT THE STATE LEVEL AND NATIONAL LEVEL CONTINUE TO EMPHASIZE TO ME, IS THEY WANT TO MAKE IT AS INTERACTIVE AS POSSIBLE, MAKE IT FEEL LIKE FOR PEOPLE WATCHING THAT THEY ARE PART OF THIS CONVENTION AND HOPING TO USE THAT VIRTUAL SPACE, DIGITAL SPACE TO DO SO

WE CAN EXPECT FEWER SPEECHES WE WON'T SEE THE DAY LONG AND HOURS LONG SPEAKER SERIES, IT WILL BE LIMIT ADD FEW HOUR THAT WILL BE MADE FOR TV AUDIENCES, ALLISON >> SAC, IT IS GOING TO BE DIFFERENT FOR SURE CURIOUS WHAT THINGS WILL LOOK LIKE NEXT MONTH HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND >> THANK YOU, YOU AS WELL

>>> THE KREMLIN DENYING ON TREATMENT DATA ESPECIALLY DESPITE INTELLIGENCE FROM AMERICA, CANADA AND THE UK NBC NEWS FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT RUNS THROUGH WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE HACK ATTEMPT SO FAR >> THE US, CANADIAN AND BRITISH GOVERNMENT PUT OUT A JOINT STATEMENT AHEAD OF CYBERSECURITY IN BRITAIN SAYING IT'S ONE OF THE MOST SOPHISTICATED AND TARGETED HACKING ATTACKS YOU HAVE SEEN

THIS MORNING RUSSIAN HACKER WAS CAUSED OF CYBER INTERFERENCE AGAIN, THIS TIME HACKERS TARGETED COVID-19 RESEARCH CENTERS ACCUSING HACKERS THAT GO BY COZY BEAR AND AP29 OF TRYING TO STEAL DETAILS OF THE DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF COVID- 19 VACCINES, COZY BEAR LONG BELIEVED TO HAVE TIES TO RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE FIRST NOTICING THE HACKS AS EARLY AS FEBRUARY >> ONE OF THE MOST SOPHISTICATED, THAT WE'VE SEEN AGAINST >> RUSSIA DENIES THE ALLEGATIONS, CALLING THE UK'S ACCUSATIONS VAGUE AND CONTROVERSIAL

>> TRYING TO FIND A VACCINE THAT PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD CAN BENEFIT FROM RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT TO ENGAGE IN THAT IN KEEFES I DON'T REMEMBER >> THE GROUP COZY BEAR WAS THOUGHT TO BE LIBELED THE CYBER ATTACKS OF THE DNC IN 2016 THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THE RUSSIAN HACKERS WERE ABLE TO STEAL ANY DETAILS, THEY ARE NOT THOUGHT TO BE THE ONLY COUNTRY TRYING CHINA ALSO BEING CALLED OUT BY ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR

>> HACKERS HAVE TARGETED AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES AND FIRMS IN A BID TO STEAL THE IP RELATED CORONAVIRUS 0 TREATMENTS AND VACCINES SOMETIMES DISRUPTING THE WORK OF OUR RESEARCH ISERS >> THE GLOBAL RACE TO FIND A COVID CURE BECOMING A VIRUS OF ITS OWN THE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY SAYS IT APPEARS THE GOAL WAS TO GET INFORMATION ABOUT RESEARCH AND SUPPLY CHAINS NOT ABOUT STUDIES OR PATIENT DATA THEY STRESS THERE IS NO EVIDENCE THAT ANY DATA AT ALL WAS STOLEN

>>> THE WAITING IN THEIR CARS ALL DAY TO GET A COVID-19 SWAB AND THEN WAITING THREE WEEKS OR MORE TO GET RESULTS PEOPLE ACROSS THE US ARE STILL STRUGGLING TO GET TESTS SCIENTISTS IN FINLAND MAY HAVE FOUND A SOLUTION

GLOBAL CORRESPONDENT WILMA MARKS HAS THE STORY >> HEY, ALLISON A COMPANY IN FINLAND IS HOPING TO TEST PEOPLE MORE QUICKLY AND CHEAPLY THAN CURRENTLY POSSIBLE >> WITH PEOPLE IN SOME STATES FACING LONG WAIT TIMES TO GET RESULT FROM COVID-19 TEST, COULD A NEW SOLUTION COULD BE A TEST THAT WORKS LIKE A BREATHALYZER >> IT IS A LOT MORE EFFICIENT, IT'S ALMOST REAL TIME, THE RESULTS

IT'S A LOT CHEAPER AND IT'S A LOT MORE OF CON AT THIS DENT >> FINLAND SCIENTISTS DEVELOPED A GROUND BREAKING APPROACH >> WHAT'S THE ADVANTAGES DO YOU THINK OF YOUR TESTING TECHNIQUE >> BENEFIT IS SPEED

WE CAN PROVIDE ALMOST REAL TIME SOLUTION, BECAUSE OUR TURN AROUND TIME IS JUST 3 MINUTES >> INSIDE THIS BREATHALYZER DETECTS DIFFERENT ACIDS IN OUR LUNGS, IDENTIFYING THINGS IN OUR BODIES LIKE BLOOD TESTS AFRICA, SOUTH AMERICA AND LAST WEEK, SAN FRANCISCO TO GATHER MORE DATA A SIMILAR TECHNIQUE DEFLEAS SUCCESSFUL TEST FOR TUBERCULOSIS THE HOPE TO SOLVE THE GLOBAL TESTING DATA AROUND COVID-19

>> TO TEST THE MASKED POPULATION IN A SHORT TIME FRAME WE ARE OPENING UP THAT BOTTLENECK >> RECENT RESEARCH SUGGESTS BREATHALYZERS ARE CHEAPER AND NOR ACCURATE >>> JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT 2020 COULDN'T GET ANY WORSE, WARMS OF LOCUSTS ARE DEVOURING FARMLANDS AND THREATENING MILLIONS OF PEOPLE'S LIVELIHOOD >> JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT THE YEAR COULDN'T THROW ANYTHING ELSE AT THE WORLD, IT HAS

LOCUSTS A LOT OF THEM JUST HALF A SQUARE MILE OF SWARM HAS AN 80 MILLION LOCUSTS WHILE THE LOCUSTS MAY NOT BE EATING THEIR WAY THROUGH THE US

, THEY ARE REEKING HAVOC FROM AFRICA TO ASIA TO THE MIDDLE EAST IT'S A HUGE PROBLEM FOR FOOD SUPPLY FOR COUNTRIES ALREADY STRUGGLING TO DEAL WITH THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC WITH'S WORSE, IF THESE REGARD NUMBERS OF LOCUSTS AREN'T CONTROLLED NOW, THE UPCOMING RAINY SEASON COULD MAKE IT A TRUE DISASTER LIKE FAMINE LEVEL DISASTER IN THE EASTERN PART OF AFRICA >> CONSIDERING THAT THERE IS 20 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE REGION ALREADY IN, YOU KNOW, ACUTE FOOD IN SECURITY WHICH IS ONE OF THE FAMINE, CAN YOU UNDERSTAND THE DANGER >> WHAT EXACTLY IS LOCUST AS SOON AS BASICALLY IT'S A KIND OF GRASS HOPPER, COMMON TO DRY OR ARREST I HAD AREAS AND NORMALLY WHEN THEY ARE ON THEIR OWN THEY LEAD BORING LIVES

WHEN THEY GET TOGETHER IT'S DIFFERENT ANSWER CROWD EVERYTHING ABOUT THEM CHANGES, THEIR COLOR, THEIR BEHAVIOR, THEIR APPETITE AND THOSE CROWDS GROW INTO SWARMS, AND THEY ARE RAV NOW FOR CROPS, ANY KIND OF VEGETATION, THEY AREN'T FUSSY THEY DESTROYED ANYTHING THAT IS GREEN AND LEVEE EAST AFRICA, YEMEN, IRAN, PAKISTAN, INDIA, THEY ARE ALL ON HIGH ALERT

SOUTH AMERICA HAS THEM, TOO THE THREAT IS UNPRECEDENTED ACCORDING TO THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OR FAO OF THE UNITED NATIONS WHERE LOCUSTS HAVE THEIR OWN TWITTER ACCOUNT AND A DIVISION OF EXPERTS TRACKING THEM THE FAO SAYS ULTIMATELY WE CAN BLAME CLIMATE CHANGE, EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS, TRIGGERED HEAVY RAINS OVER A REMOTE PART OF THE ARABIAN BEEN IN SAW LA CREATING IDEAL CONDITIONS FOR DESERT LOCUSTS TO BREED UNABATED COUNTRIES JUGGLING THE BAND, DROUGHT AND CONFLICT, LACK THE TOOLS TO DEAL WITH THIS PLAGUE, TOO IN THE FIELDS AROUND PAKISTAN THIS IS HOW FARMER ARES TRYING TO SAVE THEIR CROPS

BANGING POTS AND SPANS TO SCARE THE LOW CUSTOMERS OR KEEP THEM ON THE MOVE OFFICIALS AREN'T CONVINCED IT WORKS, PEOPLE DON'T HAVE MUCH ELSE TO TRY >> THEY HAVE FEAR IN THEIR MIND THEY ARE DESPERATE TO MAKE CONSIDERABLE — >> OVER A THIRD OF PAKISTAN IS ONE BIG LOCUST BREEDING GROUND WHICH IS A THREAT TO THE WHOLE COUNTRY AND ITS CROPS BRINGING TEAMS WITH PESTICIDES WERE MOBILIZED TOO LATE >> THE PROBLEM IS THAT LOCUST SWARMS DON'T STAY PUT

THEY TRAVEL WITH THE WIND AND FAN IN ALL DIRECTIONS EATING THEIR OWN WEIGHT IN CROPS EVERY DAY A HALF MILE SWARM EATS ABOUT THE SAME AMOUNT OF FOOD IN A DAY AS 35,000 PEOPLE AND THERE ARE A LOT OF HALF SQUARE MILES >> HOW ARE LOCUSTS STOPPED? >> REALLY THE ONLY WAY TO TRY TO REDUCE THE POPULATION NUMBERS IS AERIAL CONTROL AND IT'S AERIAL CONTROL, CHEMICAL PESTICIDES AS WELL AS BIO PESTICIDES FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR THIS REQUIRE HAS LOT OF LOGISTICS, GOOD ORGANIZATION, VERY GOOD INFORMATION, FROM COUNTRIES THAT DON'T OFTEN HAVE, YOU KNOW, THE FOUNDATION OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THIS

>> CITIES ARE GETTING THEM, TOO, CLOUDS AND LOCUSTS INVADED PARTS OF NEW DELHI, INDIA'S CAPITAL CHINA WAS GOING TO SEND THOUSANDS OF DOCS TO PAKISTAN TO EAT THE PROBLEM BUT IT NEVER HAPPENED THERE JUST REASON MANY OPTIONS AND $300 MILLION THE FAO IS TRYING TO RAISE FOR CONTAINMENT CAMPAIGNS MAY NOT BE ENOUGH BRINGING THE PERFECT WORLD FOR LOCUSTS TO BREATH AND PEOPLE MAY BE ABLE TO DO A LITTLE MORE THAN STIR UP THE CLOUDS >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW, LET'S GO TO CORRESPONDENT SAVANNAH SELLERS, SHE HAS THE LATEST HEADLINE FROM NBC NEWS

COM ONE MORE TIME AND WE'RE CALLING THIS A WEEKEND >> THAT'S RIGHT I'M SENDING YOU OFF G YOU % OFF

, OTHER RETAILERS THAT MADE SIMILAR ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THIS LAST WEEK MOVING ONTO REOPENING PLANS, NEW YORK CITY MOIS NOT OFFICIAL CLEARED TO ENTER THE LONG- AWAITED PHASE FOR THIS MONDAY THAT MEANS OUTDOOR PLACES LIKE ZOOS AND GARDENS CAN WELCOME BACK VISITORS INDOOR VENUES, MALLS, MUSEUMS MUST STAY CLOSE GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO EMPHASIZED THE DATA ALLOWED NEW YORK CITY TO REACH ITS FINAL PHASE OF REOPENING

>> THIS IS WHAT WE SAID FROM DAY ONE DA REOPEN SMART THERE ARE NO THEORIES LAST YEAR, MY FRIENDS WE DON'T HAVE TO GUESS IT IS NOT ABOUT OPINION

WE TESTED THE THEORIES >> Reporter: MEANWHILE ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE COUNTRY, CALIFORNIA RELEASED STRICT GUIDELINES ON REOPENING SCHOOLS GOVERNOR GAVIN RENEWSOM SAID IN- PERSON CLASSES ARE NOT ALLOWED IF SCHOOLS COUNTY IS ON THE CORONAVIRUS WATCHLIST AS OF NOW, IT T APPLIES TO 31 CALIFORNIA COUNTIES BUT TEACHING WILL TAKE PLACE, NO MATTER WHAT >> LEARNING IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA IS NONNEGOTIABLE

THAT E CASCHOOLS MUST — IUNDERSCORE, MUST PROVIDE MEANINGFUL INSTRUCTION DURING THIS PANDEMIC WHETHER THEY ARE PHYSICALLY OPENED, THE SCHOOLS OR NOT >> NEWSOM ADAM IS SCHOOLS REOPEN THEIR DOORS, ALL STUDENTS ABOVE THE SECOND GRADE MUST WEAR A MASK >>> OVER TO THE PENTAGON, REVEALING TODAY THEY ARE EFFECTIVELY BANNING PUBLIC DISPLAYS OF THE CONFEDERATE FLAG FROM US

MILITARY INSTANT INSTALLATIONS THIS IS A CAREFULLY WORDED POLICY THAT BASICALLY JUST LEAVES OUT THE CONFEDERATE FLA — THIS IS THE OPPOSITE OF WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMPS HER LAST MONTH WHEN HE SAID THE ADMINISTRATION WOULD QUOTE NOT EVEN CONSIDER THE REMOVAL OF CONFEDERATE SYMBOLS >>> FINALLY, NEWS FROM THE MUSIC WORLD SOME BACK AND FORTH GOING ON YOU PROBABLY HEARD ABOUT THE COUNTRY — LADY ANTEBELLUM ANNOUNCING THEY WOULD GO BY LADY A TO DISTANCE THEMSELVES FROM A TERM OF THE SLAVERY AREA

THEY ARE UNDER FIRE BY A SINGER KNOWN AS LADY A FOR A LOT LONGER THAN A MONTH THE WORK HATRIED TO WORK OUT A WAY TO BOTH USE THE NAME BUT THE SINGER SAYS THE GROUP QUOTE USE THEIR WEALTH AND INFLUENCE TO INTIMIDATE AND BULLY HER ALSO SAYING, IT IS ABSURD THAT THE COMMITMENT TO RACIAL EQUALITY WAS DONE BY TAKING THE NAME OF A BLACK WOMAN DOZIER HEADLINES, ALLISON WE WILL HEAD OFF INTO THE WEEKEND

>> IT IS WEEKEND TIME, SAVANNAH I AM OFF NEXT WEEK AND I KNOW YOU WILL BE AT THE HELM, DOING SUCH A GREAT JOB FOR OUR VIEWERS THANK YOU FOR THAT I APPRECIATE YOU VERY MUCH >> I WILL

I WILL PLEASE, YOU DESERVE IT I'M EXCITED FOR YOU AND AM EXCITED TO BE HERE >> THANKS, FRIEND I WILL %SEE YOU WHEN I GET BACK >>> HOSPITALS IN CALIFORNIA GETTING SOME MUCH-NEEDED HELP FROM THE MILITARY

THE STATE REPORTING NEARLY 10,000 NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES IN THE PAST 24 HOURS THE HOSPITALS ARE RUNNING OUT OF SPACE STAFF RUNNING ON FUMES NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT EMMA MacLACHLAN JOINS ME NOW WHAT MILITARY HELP ARE WE TALKING ABOUT HERE? >> Reporter: YOU MAY REMEMBER AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS PANDEMIC, THE SITE OF THE U

S AND S MERCY ARRIVING HERE IN PORT TO SUPPORT LA HOSPITALS I WAS THERE AT THE DOCKET AND IT WAS A SIGHT TO BEHOLD

NOTHING EXTRAVAGANT AS THAT, THIS TIME AROUND SOME 160 MILITARY PERSONNEL, INCLUDING DOCTORS, NURSES, TECHNICIANS ARE GOING TO BE ARRIVING OR ARE ARRIVING RATHER AT A NUMBER OF HOSPITALS ACROSS THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA INCLUDING THE EISENHOWER MEDICAL CENTER JUST LATE YESTERDAY A TEAM OF 20 TECHNICIANS, DOCTORS AND NURSES ARRIVED THERE TO PROVIDE ICU SUPPORT, MEDICAL STAFF SAYING THE SITE IS A RELIEF TAKE A LISTEN

>> YES, THEY ARE VERY HAPPY THAT THE GROUP IS HERE I KNOW 20 PEOPLE MAY NOT SEEM LIKE A LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE COMPARED TO OUR OVERHAULS OVERALL STAFFING BUT THESE ARE PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO TURN CRITICAL NEEDS THAT WE HAVE AND THAT IS GOING TO GIVE OUR STAFF A BREATHER FOR A LITTLE BIT AND JUST GET A CHANCE TO STEP BACK, RECHARGE A LITTLE BIT SO GETHEY CAN BE READY TO COME AT IT AGAIN >> Reporter: THE EISENHOWER MEDICAL CENTER IS NOT AT CAPACITY

80% CAPACITY AT THIS POINT DOES HAVE HOSPITAL BEDS, DOES HAVE ICU CAPACITY WHAT THEY NEED ACCORDING TO OFFICIALS ISHE MANPOWER THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY EXHAUSTED SO THIS IS MUCH NEEDED SUPPORT

SIMILAR SITUATIONS PLAYING OUT ACROSS THE STATE AT NSTHIS POIN ALLISON >> WHAT ARE YOU HEARING FROM DOCTORS? WHAT ARE THEY TELLING YOU? HOW BAD IS THE SITUATION FOR THEM IN CALIFORNIA RIGHT NOW? >> Reporter: WELL CONSISTENTLY L HEARING STORIES OF FATIGUE MEDICAL STAFF HERE ARE REALLY, REALLY TIRED THEY'RE LOOKING AT HOW THEY CAN POSSIBLY SUSTAIN THIS EFFORT IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS GOING FORWARD REALLY PLEADING WITH THE PUBLIC, SOCIAL DISTANCE, WASH HANDS, WEAR MASKS, TAKE PRECAUTIONS

I WAS SPEAKING TO THE CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER AT THE LA COUNTY USC MEDICAL CENTER, ONE OF THE HARDEST HIT HOSPITALS HERE IN LOS ANGELES, THAT HOSPITAL WILL ALSO IN COMING DAYS BE RECEIVING MILITARY SUPPORT TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT G HE HAD SAY >> I BELIEVE THEY ARE AVAILABLE

OUR HOSPITAL WILL BE RECEIVING — WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THEM TO COME — MIKE TYSON SKILLED IT DOWN TO EVERYONE HAS A PLAN UNTIL THEY ARE PUNCHED IN THE MOUTH COVID CONCH — PUNCHING US IN THE MOUTH AND I DON'T KNOW WHERE WE ARE GOING TO BE EITHER DOES ANYONE ELSE ALL WE CAN DO IS MANAGE THE BEST WE CAN IN REAL TIME AND TRY TO MANAGE THINGS SO WE STAY WITHIN OUR ABILITY TO TAKE GOOD CARE OF OUR PATIENTS

>> Reporter: MONTHS INTO THE PANDEMIC, HE SAID HE'S NOTICED A CHANGE IN TERMS OF THE PATIENTS AND HOW THEY ARE ARRIVING AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC, THEY WERE ARRIVING AS COVID PATIENTS, AS THINGS HAVE PROGRESSED THEY ARE ONLY DISCOVERING SOMEONE AS COVID POSITIVE ONCE THEY COME IN FOR SALE BROKEN LEG OR OUT OF A CAR CRASH OR OTHER ACCIDENT, NOT KNOWING THEY HAD COVID-19 AND INADVERTENT DISCOVERY AND YET THEY HAVE TO TREAT THEM AS A COVID PATIENT WHICH OF COURSE REQUIRES MORE WHHOSPITAL REPORT BUT THERE ARE SOME SIGNS OF ENCOURAGEMENT, POTENTIALLY HERE IN CALIFORNIA THE GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM POSTED A DAILY BRIEFING HIS MEDICAL OFFICER SAID THE POSITIVITY RATE COULD POTENTIALLY, POTENTIALLY — THEY ARE KEEPING AN EYE ON IT, IS BEGINNING TO SORT OF STABILIZE

IT WAS AT 77 POSITIVITY RATE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK AND NOW OFIT IS AT 71% WE WILL BE WATCHING THAT OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS RIGHT AROUND NOW IS THE 3 TO 4 WEEK MARK IN WHICH GAVIN NEWSOM HAS PUT IN PLACE, MANDATED CLOSURES, TAKING PRECAUTIONS, SHUTTING DOWN BARS, INDOOR DINING AT RESTAURANTS

HOPING TO SEE E POSITIVE IMPACT OF THOSE MANDATES OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS WE WILL BE WATCHING THE SITUATION VERY CAREFULLY THE GOVERNOR WAS CAREFUL ALSO TO CAUTION ANY SORT OF OPTIMISM AT THIS POINT >> GREAT SMTO HEAR THAT THERE I A GLIMMER OF HOPE I KNOW IN THE BRIEFING, GOVERNOR NEWSOM ANNOUNCED GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOLS IN CALIFORNIA

WHAT DID HE SAY? >> Reporter: THIS IS A CHANGE OF APPROACH FOR THE GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM PREVIOUSLY AN APPROACH IN WHICH INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS WERE ALLOWED TO DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT TO HAVE IN PERSON OR DISTANCE LEARNING CLASSES COMING THIS FALL NOW, THE GOVERNOR TAKING THE DECISION TO HIMSELF IN TERMS OF THE WATCHLIST THE WATCH LIST AND MONITORING LIST HE CURRENTLY HAS SOME 32 COUNTIES, 355 MILLION CALIFORNIANS IMPACTED BY THE MONITORING LIST

BASICALLY A LIST OF COUNTIES WHERE THE MEASURES ARE NOT LOOKING GOOD IN THE SIGHT OF COVID-19 AND HE HAS BASICALLY PUT OUT A MANDATE SAYING THAT ANY COUNTY ON THAT WATCHLIST CANNOT OPEN THEIR SCHOOLS FOR IN-PERSON LEARNING IN THE FALL IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT, THEY ACTUALLY TONEED TO BE OFF THE WATCHLIST FOR A PERIOD OF SOME TWO WEEKS SO AGAIN, ANOTHER DRASTIC ACTION THIS TIME HE SAID IT IS TO PROTECT THE STATE'S CHILDREN

ONCE IN PERSON CLASSROOMS ARE LEFT FOR THE COUNTIES OR THE COUNTIES, THE COUNTIES AT THIS POINT THAT MAY BE HAVING IN PERSON LEARNING, MANDATED MASK WEARING FOR THIRD-GRADERS ON UP, MASKS STRONGLY SUGGESTED FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN AS WELL >> I KNOW WE SAID TIME AND TIME AGAIN BUT SIX MONTHS, A YEAR AGO WE NEVER THOUGHT WE WOULD BE TALKING ABOUT KIDS GOING TO SCHOOL WEARING MASKS BUT HERE WE ARE THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> MORE PEOPLE ARE CALLING VACATION HOTSPOTS HOME

TAKING ADVANTAGE OF WORK FROM HOME POLICIES AND RELOCATING FULL TIME NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT ESKAL PERRY IS AT LAKE OF THE OZARKS IN MISSOURI WHERE THEY'RE GETTING MORE CALLS THAN EVER BEFORE >> Reporter: COULD AFTERNOON FROM A SLIGHTLY RAINY OZARKS WHICH IS UNUSUAL, THIS PLACE IS BLOOMING WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF AN ECONOMIC REVIVAL FOR THIS PART OF MISSOURI

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT CASES ARE SAYING YOU TALK TO AUTHORITIES AND THEY SAY THEY WILL STAY OPEN THAT MATTERS A GREAT DEAL TO PEOPLE MOVING HERE FROM ST LOUIS, CHICAGO, DETROIT, INDIANAPOLIS MOVING WITH THEIR KIDS PARTLY BECAUSE SCHOOLS ARE OPEN AND ALSO BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE ARE WORKING

WE TALKED TO A FAMILY FROM ST LOUIS THAT SAYS SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED AND THEY DID NOT WANT TO DO REMOTE LEARNING FOR THE KIDS SO THEY MOVED HERE THEIR SON, A SR IN HIGH SCHOOL WANTED THAT LAST YEAR FOOTBALL SEASON IN 70 STORIES LIKE THAT NOW IN THIS TOWN

THE OTHER SIDE, THE ECONOMY THE ECONOMY IS BOOMING SALES ARE UP 73% YEAR-OVER- YEAR THAT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT HAPPENS IN HOUSINGTH THEY'RE RUNNING OUT OF EN INVENTORY

THE HOUSE GOES ON THE MARKET WE'RE TOLD AND IT IS OFF WITHIN DAYS YOU HAVE OTHER BUSINESSES LIKE BOATING HERE AT — ERWE'VE BEEN TALKING TO THE OWNER AND HERE'S WHAT HE HAD TO SAY >> HAIT'S GREAT IT IS SO GOOD

I COULD PINCH MYSELF I'M NOT SUPPOSED TO BE DOING SO GOOD DURING PANDEMIC >> PEOPLE WERE SHOWING UP HERE EARLY KIDS WERE OUT OF SCHOOL EARLY ALL OF THESE HOMES FILLED UP AND WE GOT BUSY

>> THAT IS IN ONE MARINA GREG OWNS TWO MARINAS, TWO LOCATIONS BY THE HIGHWAY WE SPOKE TO THE S SCHOOL DISTRI ABOUT FOLKS MOVING IN THEY SAID THEY WERE GETTING A TON OF COLDS THEY WON'T HAVE OFA NUMBER ON H MANY PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY BE HERE AND PUTTING THEIR KIDS IN SCHOOLS UNTIL NEXT MONTH

BUT ALLISON, YOU WILL LOVE THIS THERE ARE 1100 MILES OF BEACHFRONT COASTLINE LAKEFRONT PROPERTY HERE THAT IS MORE THAN THE ENTIRE STATE OF CALIFORNIA WE LOOK FOR THIS PLACE TO CONTINUE EXPANDING IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS >>> KIDNEY FAILURE, STROKES, MUSCLE BREAKDOWN, SOME OF THE EFFECTS OF COVID-19 THE MEDICAL WORKERS ARE SEEING REGULARLY HERE ARE WHAT DOCTORS AND NURSES ARE SAYING ABOUT THE IMPACT OF THIS VIRUS

>> IT DOESN'T STOP AND WE DON'T KNOW WHEN IT'S GOING TO STOP MANY MULTIPLE PATIENTS A DAY THEY GO INTO KIDNEY FAILURE THEY HAVE STROKES THEY HAVE HEART FAILURE

THEY HAVE HEART ATTACKS THEIR BLOOD AVCLOTS THEY HAVE E SPONTANEOUS MUSCLE BREAKDOWN WHEN YOU ARE ON A HAMSTER WHEEL, A LOT OF PEOPLE DIE WE ARE TRYING TO BRACE OURSELVES FOR THE LONG HAUL

>> THERE ARE MANY CRITICAL ILL PATIENTS DEVELOPING KIDNEY FAILURE — OUR JOB AS NURSES HERE IS TO LOWER THEIR OXYGEN REQUIREMENTS TO TRY TO GIVE THEM THE THERAPY THEY NEED — — , >> THIS IS REALLY HER CALLING AND PROFESSION BUT WE EXPECT THE PUBLIC TO TAKE CARE OF US IN RETURN BY STAYING HOME AND SEEING SAFE >>> TEXAS, NUMBER 4 IN THE COUNTRY FOR CORONAVIRUS CASES

AND ONE OF THE LARGEST CITIES, SAN ANTONIO, HOSPITALS AND I IS — ICU ADMISSIONS ARE NOT SLOWING DOWN HE'S AN EMERGENCY MEDICINE DOCTOR AT UT HEALTH DR, THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US WHAT IS IT LIKE AT YOUR HOSPITAL RIGHT NOW? >> I WOULD SAY WE ARE SEEING COVID EVERYWHERE

I THINK — THE PREVIOUS SEGMENT IS ABOUT 80% OF PATIENTS WE ARE SEEING COMING WITH COVID -RELATED ILLNESSES THE OTHER 20% SHOWING UP FOR HEAT RELATED ILLNESSES VEHICLE ACCIDENTS, WE ALL END UP — WITH THOSE ISSUES A LOT OF THEM ARE POSITIVE

>> WE HAVE REACHED OUR CAPACITY A FEW WEEKS AGO WE ARE AT SURGE CAPACITY IN SAN ANTONIO COVID IS EVERYWHERE AND IT IS FAIRLY OVERWHELMING FOR THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM >> HOW DOES WHAT YOU ARE SEEING NOW COMPARED TO WHAT YOU SAW EARLIER IN THE PANDEMIC, SAY MARCH, APRIL OR EVEN MAY? >> IN MARCH AND APRIL, WE SAW MUCH FEWER NUMBER OF COVID PATIENTS AND THEY ALSO KIND OF SEEM TO BE OLDER THERE WERE THE NURSING HOME POPULATIONS, THE PATIENTS WHO WERE COMING IN

KIND OF GOING BACK, THOSE PATIENTS ARE MUCH, MUCH YOUNGER IN THE 30 TO 50 AGE RANGE A LOT OF THEM ARE REQUIRING A HIGH LEVEL OF OXYGEN AND BEING ADMITTED TO THE ICU THEY ARE NEEDING BREATHING TUBES IT IS A TOUGH SITUATION

IT CONCERNS ME THOUGH AND WE ARE STILL SEEING RECORD NUMBER OF CASES IN A DAY BY DAY HERE IN TEXAS THESE INDIVIDUALS AND THE GOVERNOR — GO OUT AND INTERACT WITH NEIGHBORS AND CAREGIVERS ARE WE GOING TO HAVE THE APPROPRIATE RESOURCES, STAFFING AND IC LEVEL CARE TO INDIVIDUALS >> TODAY, TEXAS ANNOUNCE IT IS LOAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO KEEP CAMPUS CLOSED AND TO TEACH ONLINE FOR THE FIRST EIGHT WEEKS OF THE SCHOOL YEAR HOW DO YOU THINK SCHOOLS WILL BE SAFE ONCE STUDENTS ARE BACK IN THE CLASSROOM? >> I THINK PART OF THAT IS GOING TO BE A ROBUST TESTING SYSTEM SET UP IN ALL COMMUNITIES

IT IS SOMETHING WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT SINCE MARCH AND APRIL AND WE STILL DON'T HAVE SPEAKING FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, I HAD MY PARENTS AND BROTHER TESTED LAST WEEK IT TOOK FOUR DAYS TO GET THE RESULTS BACK FOUR DAYS IS A LONG TIME TO NOT KNOW YOUR RESULTS POTENTIALLY INTERACTING WITH OTHER INDIVIDUALS AND SPREADING TO OTHERS SO WE ARE SENDING OUR KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL, OUR TEACHERS, OTHER STAFFING, WE NEED TO HAVE TESTING SO THAT WHEN THEY ARE SYMPTOMATIC OR THERE IS POTENTIAL EXPOSURE, TEST RESULTS BARB — ARE BACK IN ONE DAY

WE CAN NICELY AND TRAYS SO WE DON'T CREATE NEW HOTSPOTS AROUND THE SCHOOL >> YOU MENTIONED THAT YOUR OWN FAMILY, FIRST OF ALL, HOW ARE THEY DOING? AND SECOND, HOW HAS THAT EXPERIENCE BEEN WITHIN YOUR OWN HOME, AND YOUR FAMILY WITH YOUR FIGHT AGAINST THE VIRUS IN THE ER >> BASICALLY THEY ARE DOING GOOD, BEING IN — EVERYONE IS AT HOME AND ISOLATING AS WELL IT DEFINITELY GIVES YOU A NEW VIEW INTO WHAT A PATIENT EXPERIENCE IS LIKE AS WE HAVE ALL HEARD AND ALSO NO VISITORS ESSENTIALLY

KNOWING MY FAMILY WASN'T IN THE HOSPITAL BUT I COULDN'T VISIT THEM BECAUSE OF THE VIEW OF THE DANGER TO MYSELF AND ANYONE ELSE IN THAT SITUATION A LOT OF PATIENTS ARE ALONE IN THE HOSPITAL WITHOUT FAMILY MEMBERS BEING ABLE TO COME IT IS A TOUGH SITUATION I PERSONALLY HAVE MADE IT A POINT WITH HUMAN INTERACTIVE WITH OUR PATIENTS

EVEN MORE SO THAN BEFORE THE PANDEMIC >>> WHAT IS YOUR MESSAGE FOR PEOPLE WHO AREN'T TAKING THE VIRUS VERY SERIOUSLY? >> I WOULD SAY THIS VIRUS DOESN'T DISCRIMINATE — WE ARE IN THIS FOR THE LONG HAUL JUST BECAUSE YOUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT OR NATIONAL GOVERNMENT — DOESN'T MEAN WE DON'T HAVE TO DO IT WE ARE AMERICANS AND WE TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER

WE NEED TO STICK TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDELINES THAT HAVE BEEN IN PLACE SINCE EARLY 2020 WE FOCUS ON BACON SICK THINGS, — BASIC THINGS WE CAN MOVE ON >> I HOPE YOUR FAMILY IS DOING REALLY WELL THANK YOU FOR YOUR EXPERIENCE >> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME

>>> IS THE CITY OF MIAMI ON THE BRINK OF SHUT DOWN? THE MAYOR MEETING WITH BUSINESS LEADERS TO DISCUSS IT NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT — JOINS ME NOW FROM MIAMI MIAMI-DADE COUNTY REPORTED 2400 NEW CASES TODAY WHAT CAME OUT OF THE MEETING AND HOW CLOSE IS THE CITY TO SHUTTING DOWN? >> SO THE MAYOR OF THIS CITY OF MIAMI, HE'S HOLDING A PRESS CONFERENCE RIGHT NOW HE POSTED ON TWITTER ABOUT THE MEETING HE HAD WITH LOCAL BUSINESS LEADERS TO DISCUSS THE POSSIBILITY OF A SHUTDOWN

FOR NOW IT SEEMS LIKE THEY ARE NOT MOVING THAT DIRECTION ONE OF THE THINGS HE DID TALK ABOUT IN HIS PRESS CONFERENCE WAS THAT THE CITY OF MIAMI ARE NO LONGER GOING TO ISSUE WARNINGS TO PEOPLE NOT WEARING FACE COVERINGS IF YOU DON'T HAVE A FACE MASK ON, THE SECOND TIME THEY SAW YOU WITHOUT A FACE MASK VIOLATING THE ORDINANCE, YOU WOULD BE FIND STARTING MONDAY THERE WILL BE NO MORE — MORNING THEY GO STRAIGHT TO THE FINE

ANOTHER THING WE ARE HAPPENING, THE CITY OF MIAMI BEACH HAS ANNOUNCED THAT THEY ARE ADDING — MOVING THE CURFEW BACK THE ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT, A POPULAR HANGOUT AREA WITH BARS AND RESTAURANTS, THE CURFEW WILL START AT 8:00 PM IT WAS 12:30 AM BEFORE BECAUSE OF LARGE CROWDS, PEOPLE ARE GATHERING AND THERE WILL BE A CURFEW FOR PARTS OF MIAMI BEACH STARTING AT 8:00 P

M RESTAURANTS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SERVE PEOPLE IN THE AREA THEY CAN ONLY DO DELIVERY, NO CARRYOUT, NO BARS, NONE OF THAT NOT PASS 8:00 PM

THE THING THAT IS CONFUSING ABOUT MIAMI IS YOU HAVE THE MAYOR OF THE COUNTY OF MIAMI- DADE AND THERE ARE 34, IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY OF MAYORS WITHIN MIAMI-DADE YOU HAVE DIFFERENT PEOPLE DOING DIFFERENT THINGS BUT WHEN THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF MIAMI TALKED ABOUT THE IDEA OF LOOKING AT SOME SORT OF LOCKDOWN AT A PRESS CONFERENCE THIS MORNING, THE MAYOR OF THE COUNTY OF MIAMI-DADE SAID IT CAUGHT THEM BY SURPRISE AND DIDN'T SEEM TO BE SOMETHING HE WAS LOOKING AT COUNTYWIDE FOR THE COUNTY THOUGH, THEY HAVE ISSUED AN ADDITIONAL FINDING, IF YOU ARE OUT ON THE STREET IN THE COUNTY WITHOUT A FACE MASK YOU CAN GET A $100 FINE OFFICERS OR CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS CAN STOP YOU AND ISSUE A CITATION

THAT ONE IS FOR $100 YOU GOT A LOT OF DISCUSSION GOING ON WITH DIFFERENT MAYORS WITHIN MIAMI-DADE FOR NOW, IN TERMS OF THE IDEA OF A LOCKDOWN WITHIN THE CITY OF MIAMI, THE PRESSURE IS ONGOING BUT IT SEEMS LIKE IT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN JUST YET >> SO MANY DIFFERENT PLANS SO MANY MAYORS TO KEEP TRACK OF

HOW IS GOVERNOR RON DESANTIS AT DING TOWARD WHAT THE CITY IS DOING AND WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE COUNTY? WHAT ARE YOU HEARING? >> HE HAD A MEETING THE OTHER DAY AROUND VARIOUS MAYORS IN MIAMI-DADE AND THEY SEEMED TO BE TALKING THERE'S OBVIOUSLY STIRRING LEVELS OF DISAGREEMENT BUT FOR NOW IN TERMS OF THE IDEA THAT HAS BEEN CONSIDERED, A TALK OF POTENTIAL LOCKDOWN IT WASN'T COMMENTED ON DIRECTLY BUT THERE WAS COMMUNICATION THAT THERE WAS DISCUSSION WITHIN FLORIDA THERE'S A LOT OF BACK AND FORTH YOU HAVE DIFFERENT MAYORS WANTING AND LOOKING AT DIFFERENT THINGS FOR THEIR CITIES

NURSING A LOT OF THAT HAPPENING TODAY AND AT TIMES IT HAS BEEN A LITTLE BIT CONFUSING BUT FROM MIAMI TO MIAMI BEACH WE ARE SEEING DIFFERENT THINGS AS THEY DEAL WITH THE NUMBERS THEY ARE SEEING AND NUMBERS THAT ARE STILL NOT HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF MIAMI, THEY ARE STARTING TO SEE IN THAT CITY A GROWTH RATE THAT IS STABILIZED AND THEY ARE HOPING IT MIGHT HOLD AND THEY MAY SEE THINGS START TO CHANGE FOR NOW YOU LOOK AT THE NUMBERS AND IT SEEMS LIKE THEY ARE A LONG WAY FROM THE RIGHT DIRECTION IN ALL OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY >> I KNOW WHEN WE TALK ABOUT POTENTIAL SHUTDOWNS AND POTENTIAL CLOSURES, IT AFFECTS SMALL BUSINESSES AND SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS THE MOST

WHAT ARE THEY TELLING YOU? WHAT ARE THE CONCERNS HERE? >> WE TALKED TO A RESTAURANT OWNER, A COUPLE OF RESTAURANT OWNERS JUST YESTERDAY ONE OWNER OF THE GROUP WHO HAS FOUR DIFFERENT RESTAURANTS TALKED ABOUT HOW DIFFICULT IT WOULD BE FOR HIM AND HIS BUSINESS IF THERE WERE TO BE ANOTHER LOCKDOWN ESSENTIALLY HE SAID IF IT HAPPENS, WE WILL ROLL WITH IT WE WILL ADAPT AS WE NEED TO IT WILL BE DIFFICULT FOR HIM TO SURVIVE FINANCIALLY

>>> THE WHOLE COMMUNITY AND THE PEOPLE, WE HAVE TO DO IT LIKE THAT IS SOMETHING THAT — THERE ARE DIFFERENT ABOUT IT BUT IS IT GOING TO HELP, WE SHOULD DO IT FOR A MONTH AND SEE HOW IT GOES FROM THERE I WILL FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES BUT I KNOW THE INDUSTRY OF RESTAURANTS AND BARS ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO SURVIVE IS GOING TO BE A REALLY BIG HIT TO THE INDUSTRY >> THAT RESTAURANT OWNER ALSO SAID HE FELT LIKE INSTEAD OF A LOCKDOWN THERE WERE SMALLER THINGS THAT LOCAL LEADERS COULD BE DOING TO ENSURE THAT PEOPLE ARE COMPLYING WITH THE RULES IN PLACE LIKE WEARING A MASK

WE ARE SEEING MORE STEPS BEING TAKEN PLACE DURING — IN MIAMI COUNTY TO SEE THAT PEOPLE ARE ADHERING TO THE MANDATES IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA THERE IS NO STATEWIDE MASK MANDATE >> ELLISON BARBER IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY WHERE THERE ARE SO MANY MEASURES THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR UPDATING US ON WHAT IS GOING ON >>> GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO SAYS NEW YORK CITY WILL ENTER PHASE 4 OF THE REOPENING ON MONDAY

BUT HOW DOES THE CITY BOUNCE BACK? FOR STARTERS WE OWE A DEBT OF GRAVITY GRATITUDE TO HEALTH CARE WORKERS HERE'S ONE DOCTOR'S ADVICE FOR THOSE IN THE HOTSPOT , >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE PROTECTED

>> IT'S NEWS, MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM, EASTERN >>> AMONG THE CHAOS I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE

>> YOU DON'T HAVE TO TELL ME YOU ARE ANGRY WE ARE TALKING ABOUT LOVE THAT IS WHY WE ARE DOWN HERE THERE'S ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY THAT IS ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE

>>> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY >> THIS ISN'T ABOUT DONALD TRUMP IT' IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING >> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE THE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION? >> WHEN YOU NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY

>> WHAT THE POLICY CHANGE IN POLICING THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ENACTED >> HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO'S BEEN THERE >> WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH AND WHO IS LYING EVERY DAY? THAT IS THE STORY AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >> YOU NEED YOUR MORNING JOE ONLY ON MSNBC >>> WHAT YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE >>> WE'D LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST- RACIAL AMERICA

WE'RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> SO I REACHED OUT TO YOU AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS A MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON, AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER COMING HOME SAYING, WHY CAN'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU'RE DIFFERENT YOU JUST HAVE TO NOT FEEL LESS THAN THAT'S MY THING

>> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE'VE GOT 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 >>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING HERE IN BRAZIL, BEFORE OUR VERY EYES

>> OUR GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US >> HERE IN MEXICO CITY, THE PEOPLE I'VE SPOKEN TO SAID THAT IF THEY DON'T WORK THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> OUR NBC NEWS AND SKY TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND LEARNING FROM WHERE IT'S BEEN >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS, IN STAGES >> SO THAT YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US, HERE

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

>> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FAINT HEARTED, IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO TO DEFEND OUR GREAT NATION >> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> WHAT 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? I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO THAT THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE? PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET APART FOR THE MOST PART ARE YOU WORRIED THE CRISES PALES IN TERMS OF THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION AT THE ONGOING PROTESTS? >>> THE CDC DELAYING SCHOOL REOPENING GUIDELINES BY PRESIDENT PANTS WHO SAID THEY WOULD BE OUT BY THE END OF THIS WEEK

AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED THE OLD GUIDELINES AND PRACTICAL AND EXPENSIVE NBC NEWS NATIONAL POLITICAL REPORTER — JOINS ME NOW WHAT HAPPENED HERE? DO WE KNOW WHEN NEW GUIDANCE IS COMING? >> Reporter: WE'VE BEEN EXPECTING GUIDANCE VERY SOON THE DEM — ADMINISTRATION IS SAYING, DON'T EXPECT IT NOW EXPECTED BY THE END OF THE MONTH

WE DON'T HAVE AN EXACT TIMELINE FOR THAT BUT REALLY THE ISSUE ALLISON, THE UNCERTAINTY ISN'T COMING AT A GOOD TIME BASED ON THE WAY THAT SCHOOLS OPEN IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, SOME SCHOOLS ARE OPENING IN A MATTER OF WEEKS AND THEY NEED INFORMATION SOONER THAN LATER TO BE HONEST, A LOT SAY THEY NEED THE INFORMATION A LOT A LONG TIME AGO THIS DELAY IS CREATING MORE UNCERTAINTY ABOUT IF AND HOW SCHOOLS ARE ABLE TO OPEN IN A WAY THAT IS SAFE FOR STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND SCHOOL WORKERS

>> THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ALSO ANNOUNCE THEY TAKE CHANGED HOW DATA IS REPORTED LAWMAKERS ARE NOT HAPPY ABOUT THAT WHAT IS THE LATEST? >> LAWMAKERS ARE NOT HAPPY A GROUP OF 36 DEMOCRATIC SENATORS CONTAINING ABOUT THIS BUT ALSO ANNOUNCING THAT THE NATION'S GOVERNORS, IN A LETTER FROM THE GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION WHICH IS CHAIRED BY THE GOVERNOR LARRY HOGAN OF THE MARYLAND, A REPUBLICAN, WE SHOULD NOTE, ONE THAT HAS BEEN CRITICAL OF PRESIDENT TRUMP IN THE PAST

THE GOVERNOR SAY LOOK, HOSPITALS AND STATES WERE STRUGGLING TO DO THE REPORTING THEY NEEDED TO DO IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO BE CHANGING UP THE ENTIRE SYSTEM AND CREATING A NEW BURDEN FOR HOSPITALS THIS ALL COMING AMID CONCERNS ABOUT WHETHER THE CHANGES HAVING DATA REPORTING TO THE CDC ALONG WITH HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT MIGHT BE AN ATTEMPT TO POLITICIZE THE DATA WE HAVE SEEN CONCERNS ABOUT WHETHER COVID TESTING, DATA AND POSITIVITY RATES ARE BEING POLITICIZE BY THE ADMINISTRATION WITHOUT THAT DURING THE SHIFT THE DATA ACTUALLY CAME DOWN BRIEFLY FROM THE CDC WEBSITE CREATING YET MORE CONCERNS ABOUT WHETHER THE ADMINISTRATION MIGHT BE TRYING TO WITHHOLD DATA FROM THE PUBLIC FROM SEEING HOW HIGH THE HOSPITALIZATION RATES ARE GOING

THE ADMINISTRATION INSISTING THAT IS NOT IT THEY'RE TRYING TO SPEED UP REPORTING BUT THE SHIFT IS CAUSING A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY THAT NOW GOVERNORS ARE SAYING, THIS IS NOT THE RIGHT TIME FOR THE CHANGE >> ANOTHER TOUGH POLE FOR THE PRESIDENT FROM ABC FELL 38% OF AMERICANS APPROVE OF HOW TRUMP HAS HANDLED THE PANDEMIC THAT IS DOWN FROM 51% IN MARCH

WHAT IS THE CAMPAIGN DOING ABOUT THIS? >> ONE OF THE THINGS THEY ARE DOING IS LIKE THEY OFTEN DO WHEN THINGS ARE NOT DOING WELL WHICH IS A CAMPAIGN SHAKEUP WE SAW AND WE TALKED ABOUT THE REPLACEMENT OF CAMPAIGN MANAGER BUT WE DO KNOW THE ADMINISTRATION IS LOOKING AT DIFFERENT WAYS TO COMMUNICATE ABOUT CORONAVIRUS, WHETHER THEY NEED TO BE MORE FORWARD LEANING OR GOING BACK TO CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE BRIEFINGS THAT WE HAD SOUGHT EARLIER IN THE PANDEMIC TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND WHITE HOUSE SR COUNSELOR KELLYANNE CONWAY HAD TO SAY ABOUT THAT EARLIER TODAY

>> THE PRESIDENT NUMBERS WERE HIGHER WHEN HE WAS OUT THERE BRIEFING EVERYBODY ON A DAY BY DAY BASIS ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS GIVING PEOPLE THE INFORMATION THEY WERE OUT THERE EVERY DAY WHEN WE HAD AT SOME 20 500 DEATHS IN ONE DAY, THE HIGHEST LEVEL AND I GUESS THAT WAS APRIL OR SO

THE PRESIDENT AND HAS FORCED WHERE THERE GIVING INFORMATION I THINK THE PRESIDENT SHOULD BE DOING THAT >> WHAT IS SO REMARKABLE ABOUT THAT ALLISON, TYPICALLY WHEN YOU HAVE A WHITE HOUSE — THEY GIVE ADVICE TO THE PRESIDENT CONFIDENTIALLY THEY DON'T AIR THE DISAGREEMENTS WITH THE WHITE HOUSE STRATEGY ON NATIONAL TELEVISION BUT THAT IS NOT HOW IT WORKS IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

WE OFTEN SEE SR OFFICIALS TRYING TO MAKE THEIR CASE TO THE PRESIDENT THROUGH TELEVISION, A MEDIUM THAT WE KNOW THAT HE WATCHES QUITE A BIT KELLYANNE CONWAY OPENLY THEY'RE DISAGREEING WITH WHAT IS THE CURRENT STRATEGY OF THE WHITE HOUSE NOT HAVE THE PRESIDENT OUT, UP FRONT AND CENTER ON THIS, SUGGESTING THE PRESIDENT ACTUALLY BE MUCH MORE FORWARD, MEETING WITH THE PUBLIC ABOUT THIS ONE MORE REFLECTION ABOUT HOW EVEN AMONG THE SR

TEAM THERE ARE SHARP DISAGREEMENTS ABOUT HOW TO APPROACH THE CAMPAIGN AND APPROACHED THE ONGOING RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC >> WE WERE SEEING A LOT ABOUT THE DISAGREEMENTS BUBBLING TO THE SURFACE JOSH WATERMAN, THANKS SO MUCH GREAT TO SEE YOU >> THANK YOU

>>> WASHINGTON'S NFL TEAM LAUNCHING AN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION 15 FORMER EMPLOYEES AND TWO JOURNALISTS ACCUSING THE TEAM EXECUTIVE OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND ABUSE CORRESPONDENT JEFF BENNETT HAS THE STORY FROM FEDEX FIELD >> Reporter: WASHINGTON'S PRO FOOTBALL TEAM UNDER NEW SCRUTINY, JUST DAYS AFTER THE TEAM OFFICIALLY DROPPED HIS LONG TIME NICKNAME WHITELEY VIEWED AS A RACIST SLUR AGAINST NATIVE AMERICANS

NOW, MORE THAN A DOZEN WOMEN WHO WORKED FOR THE TEAM ALLEGING SEXUAL HARASSMENT FROM TOP EXECUTIVES AND AN EXPLOSIVE REPORT BY THE WASHINGTON POST AMONG THOSE COMING FORWARD, EMILY APPLEGATE WHO SPENT A YEAR AS A MARKETING COORDINATOR >> NOBODY DESERVES TO BE DEGRADED AND TREATED LIKE THAT NOBODY DESERVES TO BE DISRESPECTED

FOR ANY OF US WOMEN THAT WANT TO GET INTO A CAREER, THAT IS A MALE DOMINATED SPORT, WE SHOULDN'T BE AFRAID OF THE THINGS THAT ARE GOING TO HAPPEN >> APPLEGATE SAID THE COMMENTS FROM HER BOSS CAME ALMOST DAILY >> ANY SMALL ISSUE THAT SET HIM OFF, SET THEM OFF TIMES 10 THAT WOULD BE WHEN HE WOULD CURSE AT ME USING DEROGATORY WORDS TOWARD ME

>> Reporter: 14 OTHER WOMEN ALSO DETAILED THEIR ACCOUNTS TO THE POST REMAINED ANONYMOUS FOR FEAR OF LEGAL RETRIBUTION INCLUDING SOME WHO SAY THEY SIGNED NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENTS THREE OF THEM ACCUSED HAVE RECENTLY BEEN FIRED OR LEFT THE TEAM INCLUDING THE LONGTIME PLAY-BY-PLAY ANNOUNCER LARRY MICHAEL, FORMER COLLEAGUES TELL THE POST THAT MICHAEL HAD A HISTORY OF MAKING INAPPROPRIATE COMMENTS ABOUT WOMEN INCLUDING AN INCIDENT THAT HE WAS CAUGHT TALKING ON A HOT MIC ABOUT A COLLEGE AGED INTERN IT IS NOT CLEAR IF HE EVER FACED DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

THE POST SAID MICHAEL RETIRED ABRUPTLY, JUST HOURS AFTER THEY ASKED FOR AN INTERVIEW HE RELEASED A STATEMENT READING IN PART, AFTER 16 GREAT YEARS, MY TIME WITH THE ORGANIZATION IS OVER NBC NEWS HAS CONTACTED MICHAEL FOR COMMENTS WASHINGTON POST REPORTER WILL HOBSON HELP TO BREAK THE STORY >> AS FOR THE REST OF THE WOMEN THEY SAID THERE WAS NO OPTIONAL HR DEPARTMENT

>> THESE PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO BELIEVE HER CARE ABOUT SOME YOUNG WOMAN AND US MAKING $32,000 A YEAR WHEN THEY HAVE SOMEBODY THAT IS THE CFO OF A COMPANY THAT THEY HAVE TO PROTECT >> Reporter: NONE OF THE WOMEN COMING FORWARD HAVE MADE ACCUSATIONS OF IMPROPER CONDUCT AGAINST THE OWNER DAN SNYDER OR THE FORMER TEAM PRESIDENT BRUCE ALLEN BUT AT LEAST SOME DID BLAME THEM FOR FOSTERING A TOXIC WORKPLACE >> REALLY IS HEARTBREAKING ON THE STORIES AND FOR ANYONE GOING THROUGH THIS BUT THEY HAVE WOMEN WHO ARE YOUNG AND HAD THEIR FIRST JOB >> Reporter: IN A STATEMENT TO THE POST THE TEAM SAID IT TAKES ISSUES OF EMPLOYEE CONDUCT SERIOUSLY

ADDING, WHEN ALLEGATIONS OF CONDUCT ARE BROUGHT FORWARD, THAT ARE CONTRARY TO THE POLICIES, WE ADDRESSED THEM PROPERLY THE NFL PROVIDED NBC NEWS A STATEMENT STATEMENT THAT READS AS FOLLOWS, THESE MATTERS AS REPORTED ARE SERIOUS EVERYONE IN THE NFL HAS THE RIGHT TO WORK IN AN ENVIRONMENT FREE FROM ANY AND ALL FORMS OF HARASSMENT WASHINGTON HAS ENGAGED OUTSIDE COUNSEL TO CONDUCT AN INVESTIGATION THE CLUB HAS PLEDGED THAT IT WILL GIVE FULL POOR OPERATION TO THE INVESTIGATOR AND WE EXPECT THE CLUB AND ALL IN PLACE TO DO SO

WE WILL MEET WITH ATTORNEYS UPON THE CONCLUSION OF THE INVESTIGATION AND TAKE ANY ACTION BASED ON THE FINDINGS AMONG THOSE PUSHING FOR A CULTURE CHANGE IS THE HEAD COACH RON RIVERA WHO SAID HIS DAUGHTER NOW WORKS FOR THE TEAM BACK TO YOU >>> THE TEAM'S OWNER DAN SNYDER IS SHOWING THE STATEMENT TODAY SOME — NO QUOTE PLACE IN OUR SOCIETY HE GOES ON TO SAY THAT THERE WILL BE A FULL UNBIASED INVESTIGATION TO MAKE ANY AND ALL REQUISITE RECOMMENDATIONS UPON COMPLETION OF WORK, WE WILL INSTITUTE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AND STRENGTHEN HUMAN RESOURCES INFRASTRUCTURE TO AVOID THESE ISSUES IN THE FUTURE AND MORRIS IMPORTANTLY CREATE A TEAM CULTURE THAT IS RESPECTFUL AND INCLUSIVE OF ALL

>>> SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG IS BATTLING CANCER AGAIN SHE STARTED CHEMO IN MAY FOR LESIONS ON HER LIVER THE EVER OPTIMISTIC 87-YEAR-OLD SAID SHE IS TOLERATING THE CHEMOTHERAPY WELL AND IS ENCOURAGED BY THE CURRENT TREATMENT CORRESPONDENT PETE WILLIAMS JOINS ME NOW RBG WAS IN THE HOSPITAL EARLIER THIS WEEK FOR AN INFECTION

WHAT ELSE YOU KNOW ABOUT HER CONDITION AND HOW SHE'S DOING? >> SHE SAID THE INFECTION SHE WAS TREATED FOR THIS WEEK IN A HOSPITAL INVOLVED NOTHING TO DO WITH WHAT SHE DISCLOSED DAY THAT WAS AN APPARENT OBSTRUCTION IN A BILE DUCT THAT WAS FROM A STENT PLACED LAST YEAR AND THAT WAS WHAT SHE WAS TREATED FOR AND RELEASED AFTER A COUPLE OF DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL SHE SAID THE LATEST PROBLEM WAS DISCOVERED IN FEBRUARY AFTER ROUTINE SCAN AND BIOPSY AND INITIALLY SHE TRIED IMMUNOTHERAPY WHICH IS AN ATTEMPT AT BASICALLY GETTING THE BODY'S OWN NATURAL DEFENSES TO RESPOND THAT WASN'T SUCCESSFUL SO SHE BEGAN CHEMOTHERAPY MID-MAY RIGHT AFTER THE COURT CONCLUDED TWO WEEKS OF ORAL ARGUMENT BY TELEPHONE

AND SHE SAYS IT IS RESPONDING, SHE IS RESPONDING WELL TO IT THE LESIONS ARE GETTING SMALLER SHE SAYS, THERE IS NO NEW DISEASE AND SHE'S ENCOURAGED BY THE TREATMENT SHE'S GOING TO CONTINUE GETTING CHEMOTHERAPY ONCE EVERY OTHER WEEK AND SHE IS ABLE TO MAINTAIN A FULL AND ACTIVE DAILY ROUTINE

IF WE CAN, I WOULD LIKE TO GO BACK TO THE STATEMENT YOU SHOWED A MOMENT EARLIER AND ACTUALLY READ IT I THINK THIS IS THE KEY PART ABOUT WHAT SHE SAID TODAY I HAVE OFTEN SAID I WOULD REMAIN A MEMBER OF THE COURT AS LONG AS I CAN DO THE JOB FULL STEAM I REMAIN FULLY ABLE TO DO THAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT A DIFFERENT STATEMENT NOW THAT SHE SAYS SHE WILL CONTINUE BIWEEKLY CHEMO

BUT THE KEY LINE IS THAT SHE SAYS , I ALWAYS SAID I WOULD STAY IF I COULD DO THE JOB AND I INTEND TO KEEP ON MOVING FORWARD >> BEAT, THAT IS THE BIG QUESTION ANYTIME WE HEAR THAT SHE'S NOT DOING WELL OR HAS BEEN IN THE HOSPITAL OR IS BATTLING CANCER AGAIN, PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW, CAN SHE CONTINUE TO DO THE JOB AND CAN CAN SHE CONTINUE TO SERVE AS A JUSTICE? THE ANSWER ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE RESOUNDING YES >> SHE BOUNCED BACK FOUR TIMES FOR CANCER TREATMENTS

SHE WAS TREATED TWICE FOR PANCREATIC CANCER, ONCE 11 YEARS AGO SHE HAD SURGERY FOR PANCREATIC CANCER DISCOVERED VERY EARLY SHE WAS VERY LUCKY AND LAST SUMMER SHE HAD RADIATION TREATMENT FOR PANCREATIC CANCER SHE HAS HAD HEART OF A LUNG REMOVED AND HAS ALSO A TREATMENT FOR COLON CANCER

BUT THE DOCTORS WE HAVE TALKED TO SAY THEY — BASED ON THE CHEMOTHERAPY IT APPEARS THE CANCER HAS SPREAD FROM HER PANCREAS TO HER LIVER BUT THEY SAY IT IS A GOOD SIGN THAT SHE SEEMS TO BE RESPONDING THE LESIONS ON THE LIVER ARE GETTING SMALLER AND SHE BELIEVES SHE CONTINUES THE CHEMO, SHE WILL BE ABLE TO AS SHE SAID IN HER STATEMENT KEEP HER CANCER AT BAY >> SHE CERTAINLY HAS THE RIGHT OUTLOOK TO FIGHT

PETE WILLIAMS, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> YOU THAT>>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE'VE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE PROTECTED

>> IT'S NEWS, MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM, EASTERN >>> AMONG THE CHAOS I FOUND A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE

>> YOU DON'T HAVE TO TELL ME YOU ARE ANGRY WE ARE TALKING ABOUT LOVE THAT IS WHY WE ARE DOWN HERE THERE'S ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY THAT IS ALL I WANT HIM TO SEE

>>> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY >> THIS ISN'T ABOUT DONALD TRUMP IT' IS ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS FIRST THING IN THE MORNING >> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE THE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION? >> WHEN YOU NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE THE STORY

>> WHAT THE POLICY CHANGE IN POLICING THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ENACTED >> HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO'S BEEN THERE >> WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH AND WHO IS LYING EVERY DAY? THAT IS THE STORY AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >> YOU NEED YOUR MORNING JOE ONLY ON MSNBC >>> WE'D LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST- RACIAL AMERICA

WE'RE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> SO I REACHED OUT TO YOU AFTER I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS A MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON, AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER COMING HOME SAYING, WHY CAN'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU'RE DIFFERENT YOU JUST HAVE TO NOT FEEL LESS THAN THAT'S MY THING

>> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE'VE GOT 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 >>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A REAL CATASTROPHE HAPPENING HERE IN BRAZIL, BEFORE OUR VERY EYES

>> OUR GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US >> HERE IN MEXICO CITY, THE PEOPLE I'VE SPOKEN TO SAID THAT IF THEY DON'T WORK THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> OUR NBC NEWS AND SKY TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND LEARNING FROM WHERE IT'S BEEN >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS, IN STAGES >> SO THAT YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US, HERE

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

>> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FAINT HEARTED, IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO TO DEFEND OUR GREAT NATION >> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> WHAT 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? I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO THAT THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE? PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET APART FOR THE MOST PART ARE YOU WORRIED THE CRISES PALES IN TERMS OF THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION AT THE ONGOING PROTESTS? >>> 10% OF PEOPLE 55 AND OLDER IN OUR COUNTRY HAVE ALZHEIMER'S DIMENSION ACCORDING TO THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION

CORONAVIRUS IS MAKING THEIR LIVES MORE DIFFICULT NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT LAURA HARTMAN HAS HOW >> Reporter: THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC HAS DISPROPORTIONATELY AFFECTED THOSE IN NURSING HOMES WITH MORE THAN 37,000 RESIDENTS DYING FROM COVID- 19 IT IS IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER THOSE WHO CANNOT REMEMBER FOR THEMSELVES PEOPLE SUFFERING FROM ALZHEIMER'S AND DEMENTIA AND THEIR FAMILIES

HAVE DEALT WITH THE LABOR BURDEN THROUGHOUT THE CRISIS ACCORDING TO THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION, MORE THAN 80% OF NURSING HOME RESIDENTS ARE LIVING WITH ALZHEIMER'S OR ANOTHER FORM OF DEMENTIA >> MY MOM, DORIS IS 91 SHE WAS DIAGNOSED AT AGE 77 >> LAUREN HIS MOTHER WAS MOVED INTO LIFE SPRINGS ELDERCARE IN MARYLAND IN 2018

AND SHE BLOSSOMED ACCORDING TO LORETTO BUT WHEN THE PANDEMIC HITS, THE FACILITY WENT ON LOCKDOWN AND LORETTA WENT OVER 90 DAYS WITHOUT SEEING HER MOTHER >> IT IS THE ONLY TIME WE BEEN SEPARATED NO MORE PERSONAL VISITS, EVERYBODY DOING VIDEO CHAT MY FIRST THOUGHT WAS, EMMA EVER GOING TO SEE MY MOM AGAIN

EVERYBODY WANTS TO KNOW THAT EVERYBODY >> Reporter: BECAUSE DORIS IS IN THE LATER STAGE OF HER DISEASE, LORETTA HASN'T TRIED TO DESCRIBE THE ONGOING CRISIS MELISSA MOSS HAS ALSO DECIDED NOT TO EXPLAIN THE CRISIS TO HER MOTHER JOYCE BECAUSE JOYCE IS BEDRIDDEN THEY HAVE TAKEN A DIFFERENT APPROACH

>> INTERACTIONS WITH PEOPLE HAVE BEEN PIECEMEAL — MY MOM IS AT THE POINT IN HER DISEASE — IT IS HARD TO LISTEN TO THAT IS WHERE WE WOULD GET THE REST THAT AND STEP AWAY FROM EVERYTHING THAT IS NO LONGER AN OPTION >> Reporter: SHE'S TAKEN OVER AS PRIMARY CAREGIVER FOR MELISSA'S MOTHER IN ORDER TO LIMIT OTHER CAREGIVERS WHO WORK IN OTHER FACILITIES FROM ENTERING THE HOUSE AND INFECTING THEM

>> FAMILY MEMBERS LIVING WITH DEMENTIA ARE STRUGGLING DURING THE PANDEMIC THEY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE SUPPORT THAT THEY COULD BEFORE THE PANDEMIC STARTED >> THAT IS VP OF CARE AND SUPPORT FOR THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION THE ORGANIZATION HOPES TO DRAW ATTENTION TO THE DIFFICULTIES THE PANDEMIC HAS HAD ON THE OVER 58 MILLION AMERICANS SUFFERING WITH THE DISEASE

>> THE GUIDANCE FROM THE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION TO THE FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENT IS THAT WE ARE NOT DOING NEARLY ENOUGH WHAT WE ARE SEEING FRANKLY IS THAT PEOPLE THAT ARE SUFFERING FROM DEMENTIA ARE ALSO DECLINING IF THEY DON'T HAVE THE SAME LEVEL OF ENGAGEMENT THEY HAVE BEFORE THE SOCIAL ISOLATION PIECE IS REALLY DEVASTATING AND WE ARE SEEING RESULTS OF THAT AS IT PLAYS OUT >> MELISSA KNOWS THAT AT HOME CAREGIVERS, ESPECIALLY THOSE TAKING CARE OF A FAMILY MEMBER FACE UNCERTAINTY AND LIMITED RESOURCES BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC >> I CAN ONLY SEE MY MOM — BEFORE THE BREAKDOWN

LITERALLY — THIS IS MY MOTHER I THINK IT IS A BIG CHALLENGE I WILL BE FINE >> LORETTA SAW HER MOTHER IN LATE JUNE MAINTAINING SOCIAL DISTANCE PROTOCOLS >> SHE SAID TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO GO

I GOT THE FIRST APPOINTMENT OF COURSE I RUSHED OVER THERE YOU STILL HAD TO BE SIX FEET APART I'M ON ONE SIDE OF THE PATIO TABLE AND SHE WAS ON THE OTHER WE COULD HAVE GONE BACK AND FORTH ACROSS THE TABLE BUT THERE WASN'T ANYTHING BETTER

SHE SAID THE SAME THING OVER AND OVER, THIS IS FUN >> THE JOY WAS TEMPERED BY WHAT SHE AND MANY OTHER CAREGIVERS AND FAMILY MEMBERS FEEL FOR THEIR LOVED ONES WITH DEMENTIA, GUILT >> THE GROUP HOME LOVES MY MAMA IS MUCH AS I DO THAT WAS DISCONCERTING NOT KNOWING — THEY BEEN DOING THIS SO LONG THEY ARE EXHAUSTED

WHAT KIND OF CARE WAS SHE GETTING, THAT WAS VERY SCARY >>> PAY HER RENT OR PROTECT YOUR HEALTH, NEARLY 28 MILLION RENTERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE AT RISK OF EVICTION RIGHT NOW ACCORDING TO DATA FROM AMHERST IN YORK THE GOVERNOR ORDERED INHIBITED EVICTION DURING THE PANDEMIC WE SPOKE TO A TENANT UNION IN BROOKLYN, TRIED TO PROTECT RENTERS FROM BEING THROWN OUT OF THEIR HOMES >> EVICTION MORATORIUMS ARE A TEMPORARY MEASURE DESIGNED TO PAUSE THE EVICTION PROCESS

DUE TO THE MATURE ERIE HIM EXPIRING AS THEY HAVE IN OVER HALF THE STATE, THE EVICTION PROCESS TAKES UP WHERE IT LEFT OFF AND WHERE IT WAS THE UNITED STATES IS POSITIONED TO FACE THE MOST SEVERE HOUSING CRISIS WE HAVE SEEN IN OUR COUNTRY RIGHT NOW WE ARE LOOKING AT SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 19 TO 28 MILLION RENTERS LOSING THEIR HOMES MY NAME IS NATALIE I LIVE IN BROOKLYN

>> I'M AN ADMINISTRATOR I HEAD UP A NONPROFIT AND I WORK FROM HOME, REMOTE ONE ROOMMATE IS A COLLEGE STUDENT AND THE OTHER IS A LIGHTING DESIGNER WHO'S BEEN OUT OF WORK I'M ADVOCATING FOR HER TO GET HER JOB BACK

LIKE I AM DOING A LOT OF ADVOCACY WORK FOR THE ORGANIZATION I WORK WITH WHEN I CAME HERE, AND MY REMAKE CAME HERE, THERE HADN'T BEEN A HISTORY — EVERY NEW WAVE OF TENANTS — ONCE THE PANDEMIC STARTED AFTER THE INITIAL SHOCK AND PANIC OF NOT KNOWING WHAT WOULD HAPPEN, WE WERE PROACTIVE AND WE REACHED OUT TO THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE TO SAY HEY, WE ARE GOING TO — CAN WE WORK WITH YOU ? WE ASKED HIM IN LIGHT OF RECENT EVENTS WE ARE NOT ABLE TO PAY OUR RENT AND WE HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN HEALTH AND RENT WHAT — CAN WE TALK ABOUT IT? A LOT OF PEOPLE CAN'T PAY AND IT ISN'T BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO PAY THEY WERE PAYING BEFORE IT IS LITERALLY LIKE THEY DON'T HAVE JOBS

THE MONEY THEY'RE HAVING, MY REMAKE FOR UNEMPLOYMENT SHE WAS A CONTRACTOR SHE'S GONE THROUGH HER SAVINGS AND WAS BETWEEN RENT AND MEDICINE AND I DON'T SEE WHY HE SHOULD MAKE MONEY OFF OF US IF WE ARE NOT OKAY >> OTHER THAN BEING TAKEN TO JAIL, I CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING MORE DESTABILIZING RIGHT NOW >> MY NAME IS ESTA VON, I'M AN ORGANIZER AND MEMBER OF THE HASIDIC UNION

OUR ASSOCIATION IS NEIGHBORS TALKING TO EACH OTHER ABOUT THE THINGS THEY ARE EXPERIENCING BASED ON THE PROCESS OF LANDLORD AS THE BOSS, JUST AS YOU WOULD IN THE WORKPLACE YOU DECIDE WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO PAY SOME PEOPLE IT IS DOING REPAIRS SOME PEOPLE IT IS BEING IN SOLIDARITY WITH OTHER TENANTS WHO CANNOT PAY RENT AND I'M SAYING I WILL WITHHOLD MY RENT — THE LANDLORD DEALS WITH THAT TO MAKE SURE THAT MY NEIGHBORS ARE SAFE

>> WE CAN'T PEOPLE HOUSE STABLY THROUGH THIS TIME, WE CAN EXPECT THE UNITED STATES TO FALL INTO A SECOND WAVE OF PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS IN THE FORM OF WIDESPREAD EVICTION AND HEALTH CARE EXPENDITURES AND POOR OUTCOMES THAT IT CAUSES >> MY HOPE IS THAT ENOUGH PEOPLE ARE AFFECTED BY THE CRISIS THAT IT CAUSES THE GOVERNMENT AND HOUSING SITUATION TO HAVE TO PROVIDE FUNDING >> THE PROPOSITION IS IN PLACE TO CANCEL THE RENT OR RENT RELIEF AND THE MENTOR ARE DESIGNED TO CREATE A PAUSE AND UPLIFT IT SO ALL MEMBERS OF THE HOUSING MARKET AND THE TENANTS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ARE ABLE TO WEATHER THIS STORM >> THE SYSTEM FROM TOP TO BOTTOM IS ROTTING I THINK IT IS LIKE — NOW I'M TRYING TO FIGURE OUT MY FOOD AND MY MEDICINE

>> I HOPE THAT IT PUTS PRESSURE ON THE GOVERNMENT I THINK WE ARE AT A TURNING POINT WHEN PEOPLE SEE WHAT IS POSSIBLE TALKING TO POWER AND ORGANIZING THERE IS A BASIC WAY FOR PEOPLE TO LIVE

>>> YOU CAN CALL HIM SIR WERE VETERAN CAPTAIN TOM WARREN KNIGHTED TODAY AT WINDSOR CASTLE BY QUEEN ELIZABETH NEARLY $40 MILLION FOR THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE FOR HIS OWN BACKYARD FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT MATT BRADLEY HAS THE STORY >> Reporter: IT WAS A LONG WHILE, THOMAS MOORE WENT TO WINDSOR CASTLE TODAY TO BECOME A KNIGHT AND NOW THOMAS MOORE WILL BE KNOWN AS SIR THOMAS

HE WAS ANOINTED BY THE RELATIVELY USEFUL 94-YEAR-OLD QUEEN ELIZABETH THE SECOND IN A CEREMONY THAT WAS SOCIALLY DISTANCE MANY OTHER CEREMONIES FOR THINGS LIKE THAT THAT THE QUEEN WOULD ATTEND WERE DELAYED BUT THIS ONE WAS MADE ESPECIALLY FOR CAPTAIN THOMAS MOORE BECAUSE HE RACED OVER $40 MILLION IN THE FIGHT AGAINST COVID- 19 MOSTLY TO HELP THE BRITISH NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE HE DID IT SIMPLY BY WALKING AROUND HIS BACK GARDEN THEY ONLY EXPECTED TO RAISE ABOUT 1000 BRITISH POUNDS

AND INSTEAD THE NUMBERS KEPT GOING UP AND UP SINCE THEN, THE ACCOLADES HAVE BEEN FLOWING IN FOR THIS WORLD WAR II VETERAN HE GOT AN ARRAY PROMOTION TO COLONEL YOU GOT 150,000 CARDS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD ON HIS BIRTHDAY AT THE END OF APRIL HE EVEN GOT A HAPPY BIRTHDAY MESSAGE ON YOUTUBE FROM MR

BORIS JOHNSON THIS IS THE LATEST ACCOLADE AND WE HOPE THAT 100-YEAR-OLD CAPTAIN THOMAS MOORE, THERE WILL BE MANY MORE MATT BRADLEY, NBC NEWS, LONDON >>> AMERICA'S FAVORITE PASTIME IS BACK THE FIRST BASEBALL GAME OF THE SEASON IS NEXT THURSDAY

THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WASHINGTON NATIONALS HOSTING THE NEW YORK YANKEES ALL THE FANS WILL BE WATCHING ON TV NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT KAREN SANDERS SHOWS US WHAT GAMES WILL LOOK LIKE >> Reporter: THE MAJOR-LEAGUE BASEBALL GAMES RETURN NEXT WEEK WE KNOW THAT MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER, THE NBA ARE ALREADY GETTING READY TO PLAY THEIR GAMES OR ARE UNDERWAY

EVERYBODY HAS THE CHALLENGE THEY'RE GOING TO PLAY IN A STADIUM BUT THE FANS, WHICH WILL MAKE THINGS CHALLENGING AND DIFFERENT MAJOR-LEAGUE BASEBALL HAS A PLAN AN , REFUGE WHILE THEY'RE PLAYING SO ALL OF THIS IS DESIGNED TO GET BASEBALL BACK TO WHERE HOPEFULLY IT CAN SERVE AS A DISTRACTION FROM THE PANDEMIC

>> I'M ALLISON MARSH YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW, LET'S GO TO NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT SAVANNA SELLERS, SHE HAS LOW VERY LATEST HEADLINES FOR US FOR MANY SENIORSCOM SAVANNA, HEADLINE FRIDAY EDITION? >> EXACTLY, I LOVE HOW WE ALWAYS TALK ABOUT WHAT DAY OF THE WEEK IT IS THANK YOU SO MUCH, THAT'S RIGHT WE WILL CLOSE OUT THE WEEK STARTING OF COURSE WITH THE LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUS THE U

S REPORTED MORE THAN 77,000 CASES OVER NATHE LAST 24 HOURS YET AGAIN SEA NEW RECORD HIGH DOCTOR FAUCI ADDRESSED THE SURGE EARLIER TODAY, EMPHASIZING THAT WE ARE NOWHERE NEAR OUT OF THE WOODS >> THREE % DEFENDANTS H >>> THREE DEFENDANTS HAVE PLEADED NOT GUILTY, GREGORY McMICHAEL, HIS SON TRAVIS McMICHAEL, AND THEIR NEIGHBOR, WILLIAM BRYANT WERE INDICTED ON NINE COUNTS INCLUDING FELONY MURDER, 25-YEAR-OLD AUBREY HAD BEEN ON A RUN IN SOUTHEAST GEORGIA WHEN HE WAS FATALLY SHOT

THE DEFENDANT SAY THEY THOUGHT HE WAS A BURGLARY SUSPECT >>> ALTHOUGH THE NEW YORK PRIMARY WAS A FEW WEEKS AGO, WE HAVE SOME OFFICIAL RESULTS TO SHARE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAYS PROGRESSIVE DEMOCRAT JAMAL BOWMAN HAS ONE OF NEW YORK'S 16th CONGRESSIONAL SEAT AGAINST LONGTIME REPRESENTATIVE ELLIOTT ANGLES IF SOME ARE COMPARING THE STUNNING RACE TO AOC'S MAJOR VICTORY AGAINST AN INCUMBENT TWO YEARS AGO >>> IT LOOKS LIKE ANGLES ARE NOT THE ONLY ONE LEAVING CONGRESS LAST NIGHT MICHIGAN REPRESENTATIVE JUSTIN MARSH CONFIRMED HE WILL NOT RUN FOR REELECTION THIS YEAR

THE INDEPENDENT CONGRESSMAN HAS SERVED SINCE 2011 AND MADE MAJOR HEADLINES AFTER HE LEFT THE REPUBLICAN PARTY LAST YEAR IN A TWEET, HE WROTE, QUOTE, THIS IS MY CHOICE BUT I WILL STILL MISS IT >>> YOU PROBABLY HEARD THE NEWS ABOUT WASHINGTON'S NFL TEAM CHANGING THEIR NAME, WE TOLD YOU ABOUT THAT EARLIER THIS WEEK AFTER YEARS OF CONTROVERSY NOW, THEY ARE AN EVEN MORE HOT WATER

MORE THAN A DOZEN FEMALE EMPLOYEES ARE ACCUSING THE TEAM OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND ELDER ABUSE ACCORDING TO THE WASHINGTON POST ONE OF THE EMPLOYEES SPOKE TO THE TODAY SHOW THIS MORNING >> NOBODY DESERVES TO BE DEGRADED AND TREATED LIKE THAT NOBODY DESERVES TO BE DISRESPECTED AND, FOR ANY OF US WOMEN WHO WANT TO GET INTO A CAREER THAT IS MALE-DOMINATED, WE SHOULD NOT BE AFRAID THAT THESE ARE THE THINGS GOING TO HAPPEN >> THE TEAMS ARE RESPONDED TO ALLEGATIONS, SAYING, QUOTE, BEHAVIOR DESCRIBED IN YESTERDAY'S WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE HAS NO PLACE IN OUR FRANCHISE, OR SOCIETY

>>> FINALLY, MORE HEALTH NEWS FOR YOU THIS WEEK ON SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG WE TOLD YOU SHE HAD BEEN HOSPITALIZED BUT RELEASED FAIRLY QUICKLY NOW WE ARE LEARNING SHE HAS CANCER AGAIN, AND IS CURRENTLY RECEIVING CHEMO SHE SAYS SHE IS SHOWING POSITIVE RESULTS OF KEEPING HER CANCER AT BAY AND SHE IS STILL ABLE TO QUOTE KEEP UP AN ACTIVE DAILY ROUTINE, WHICH HAS FULLY INCLUDED WORKING AND WRITING OPINIONS AND SHE WILL STAY THAT WAY I WAS A HAVE ALL SEEN HER WORKOUT ROUTINE AT 87 YEARS OLD SO I AM NOT SURPRISED TO HEAR THAT

>> SHE IS AMAZING THE WHOLE COUNTRY IS ROOTING FOR HER, GLAD TO HEAR THAT IT SEEMS TO BE GOING WELL SO FAR, THANK YOU >>> ARIZONA HAS THE HIGHEST POSITIVE CORONAVIRUS TESTING RATE IN THE HIGHER ENTIRE COUNTRY AND THE GOVERNMENT IS STILL NOT ISSUING A MASS MANDATE BUT HE IS ACKNOWLEDGING THERE IS A PROBLEM >> WHICH WE HAVE GONE THROUGH, THE CHALLENGES THAT I AM SHARING WITH YOU, IT REALLY IS ARIZONA'S NEW NORMAL, AND IT IS OUR NEW NORMAL FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE I REALLY WANT TO ASK PEOPLE TO GET THEIR HEADS AROUND THAT

BUT THIS IS GOING TO BE A CHALLENGE THAT IS GOING TO BE ONGOING >>> NBC NEWS REPORTER VON HILLIARD JOINS ME NOW FOR MANY FEDERAL TESTING SITE IN PHOENIX RON, GOVERNOR DUCEY SAYS THAT DEALING WITH CORONAVIRUS IS THE NEW NORMAL, BUT SO ARE TESTING, DEMAND AND DELAYS HOW WILL THIS HELP ADDRESS THOSE TESTING PROBLEMS? >> THIS IS BIG JULY 17, BUT IT'S PROGRESS

THIS IS ONE OF TWO FEDERALLY BACKED HIGH-CAPACITY TESTING SITES HERE IN THE BAY THESE SITES ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO TEST 2500 FOLKS PER DAY OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT 12 DAYS WE SHOULD NOTE, THEY ARE EXPECTING, THEY ARE TELLING FOLKS THEY SHOULD EXPECT THEIR TEST RESULTS IN 24 TO 48 HOURS, BECAUSE THEY ARE ACTUALLY SHIPPING THE TEST OVER TO IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, TO BE PROCESSED BECAUSE HERE IN ARIZONA THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT BACKLOG AND MUST TEST ARE TAKING ANYWHERE FROM 7 TO 10 DAYS THAT IS WHY THIS IS SIGNIFICANT IT IS ALSO PREDOMINANTLY COMMUNITIES OF COLOR HERE IN SOUTH PHOENIX, HEAVY LATINO PRESENCE YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT TESTING IN THESE AREAS, I WANT TO GIVE YOU A BIT OF A CONVERSATION WITH PHOENIX FIRE CHIEF ROB McKAY

>> PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THEY ARE SCARED, THEY HAVE YOUNG ONES, TRYING TO GO TO WORK, THEY WEREN'T GETTING THE TESTING RIGHTS, WE HAVE 60,000 KITS WE WANT TO USE ALL OF THEM WE WANT TO GET FOLKS TESTED AND WE HOPE WE CAN GET AS MANY PEOPLE TESTED OVER THIS WEEKEND HAVE SPAM >> PHOENIX FIRE CAPTAIN McKAY WOULD GO ON TO NOTE, THE FACT THAT IN THESE COMMUNITIES, YOU HAVE MULTIGENERATIONAL HOMES AND YOU ALSO HAVE THE REALITY THAT YOU HAVE A LOT OF ESSENTIAL WORK IS, SERVICE WORKERS, WHO ARE LIVING IN THESE COMMUNITIES, SO IF ONE PERSON IN A FAMILY GETS KEVIN 19, THERE IS ESSENTIALLY AUTOMATIC EXPOSURE TO OTHERS IN THESE NEIGHBORHOODS, ALLISON >> IT'S SO IMPORTANT THAT FOLKS THERE HAVE ACCESS TO TESTING WHAT ARE YOU HEARING FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE THERE GETTING TESTED TODAY? >> LET ME INTRODUCE YOU TO ONE OF THE FOLKS WE MET, LOUISE, HE IS A TRANSIT WORKER, ONE OF THOSE ESSENTIAL WORKERS, AND, YOU KNOW, THE ISSUE IS THAT WHEN YOU DON'T GET TEST RESULTS, OVER THE COURSE OF MORE THAN A WEEK, FOLKS ARE LARGELY STILL GOING TO WORK, EVEN IF THEY HAVE SOME BASIC SYMPTOMS, BECAUSE NUMBER ONE, THEY NEED MONEY IN THEIR POCKETS, BUT ALSO, THEY ARE ESSENTIAL, THEY GOT TO KEEP THE SYSTEM AND ECONOMY GOING IN ARIZONA, AND THAT IS WHY THE 24 TO 48 HOUR TURNAROUND IS SO IMPORTANT

I WANT YOU TO HEAR DIRECTLY FROM LOUISE, ONE OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO CAME HERE TODAY >> BEING OUT IN THE STREETS OF PHOENIX, ET CETERA, SOCIAL WORKERS WHO WERE DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19 SO, I JUST WANT TO TAKE MORE PRECAUTIONARY OPTIONS BECAUSE I'M STILL GOING TO WORK EVERY DAY >> Reporter: DO YOU FEEL SYMPTOMS? >> MILD HEADACHES THIS IS MORE OF A PRECAUTIONARY THING I DON'T BELIEVE I HAVE IT BUT, THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO ARE A SYMPTOM ATTIC

>> LOUISA SAID, QUOTE, I DON'T BELIEVE I HAVE IT, THAT IS WHY TESTING IS A CRUCIAL, BECAUSE HE SAYS HE HAS A SLIGHT HEADACHE BUT HE HAS ALSO BEEN EXPOSED TO FOUR OF HIS COWORKERS WHO HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 AND GOD BLESS HIM HE STILL GOING TO WORK THERE ARE NO REQUIREMENTS HERE IN THE STATE, ALLISON, BUT THESE PLACES OF WORK WHETHER THEY BE RESTAURANTS OR RETAIL HAVE TO SHUT DOWN IF THEIR WORKERS HAVE TESTING POSITIVE THERE IS NO STATE RULE THAT REQUIRES THESE BUSINESSES TO INFORM PATRONS OR THOSE WHO ARE USING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION THAT THERE ARE PUBLIC CASES AROUND THEM, THAT IS WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE COME HERE TODAY TO GET THOSE TESTS >> VON, I KNOW ARIZONA IS IN NEED OF MORE HELP THAN JUST TESTING WHATEVER HELP IS ARIZONA GETTING FROM OTHER STATES, AND FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY? >> Reporter: ONE OF THESE ISSUES IS THE FACT THAT FEDERAL RESOURCES APPEAR TO BE LIMITED

AND, THAT IS WHY YOU HAVE SEEN FRUSTRATION FROM STATES AROUND THE COUNTRY HERE THIS IS THE FAMOUS FIRST OPERATION FEMA PARTNERED WITH THE CITY OF PHOENIX IN THE ARIZONA NATIONAL GUARD TO PUT THIS ON HERE AS ARIZONA CONTINUES TO BE A HOTSPOT, BECAUSE, YOU ARE SEEING ESSENTIALLY A FLATTENING OF THE NUMBER OF CASES HERE IN THE STATE OVER

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