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HIM LOCK HIMSELF IN THE BATHROOM AND SHE SEVERED PART OF HIS FINGER WHEN SHE THREW A BOTTLE OF VODKA AT HIM SHE CLAIMS HE DID IT WHEN HE SMASHED HIS FINGER AGAINST THE WALL WITH A PHONE

HIS FRIENDSHIPS WITH HUNTER S THOMPSON AND KEITH RICHARDS, AND ALSO MARILYN MANSON BUT THE ONE EXPLOSIVE THING IN COURT THAT IS ACTUALLY QUITE DISGUSTING, HE SAYS HE KNEW THE MARRIAGE WAS OVER WHEN HE FOUND FECES IN HIS BED, POSSIBLY FROM HEARD OR ONE OF HIS FRIENDS WHICH SHE SAYS SHE CALLED A PRACTICAL JOKE HE SAID HE KNEW THE MARRIAGE WAS OVER SO THIS IS JUST DAY ONE OF WHAT IS EXPECTED TO BE A THREE-WEEK TRIAL WE EXPECT TO HEAR MORE TESTIMONY FROM DEP TODAY IN THE HIGH COURT FRANCES? A ALL LEVELS OF DISTURBING WHEN IT COMES TO WHAT'S COMING OUT ON DAY ONE

CHAPMAN, THANK YOU >> MY GOODNESS >> MY GOODNESS IS RIGHT >> WE WILL BE FOLLOWING THAT FOR YOU >> SURE WILL THANKS FOR STARTING YOUR MORNING WITH US ON "EARLY TODAY I'M FRANCES RIVE >>> THE US

HAS OFFICIALLY RACED PAST 3 MILLION CASES OF CORONAVIRUS STATES FACING A GROWING SHORTAGE OF TESTS BUT MANY ARE ASKING WHY THE DEATH RATE REMAINS LOW >>> BREAKING OVERNIGHT MARY KAY LATERNO, THE TEACHER, HAS DIED DETAILS JUST AHEAD >> POLICE HAVE IDENTIFIED A PERSON OF INTEREST IN THE SHOO SHOOTING DEATH OF A GIRL ON FOURTH OF JULY >> "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA

>> I'M FRANCES RIVERA WE'LL HAVE THE LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUS JUST AHEAD BUT FIRST, BREAKING OVERNIGHT SHE WAS THE FORMER SEATTLE TEACHER WHOSE CASE CAPTURED NATIONAL INFAMY SHE HAS DIED AFTER A SIX-MONTH BATTLE WITH COLON CANCER SHE HAD HIS CHILD WHILE IN PRISON AND AFTER SERVING SEVEN YEARS BEHIND BARS, THEY MARRIED AND HAD ANOTHER CHILD THEN, JUST SHY OF THEIR 12-YEAR ANNIVERSARY, THE TWO SEPARATED IN 2017

ACCORDING TO HER ATTORNEY PHILAO CARED FOR HER DURING THE FINAL MONTH OF HER LIFE MARY KAY WAS 58 YEARS OLD >> LET'S TURN NOW TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC AND TROUBLING NEW MILESTONES IN THE UNITED STATES MORE THAN 3 MILLION CASES OF COVID-19 HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED IN THE US

AND FOR THE FIRST TIME, TEXAS RECORDED OVER 10,000 NEW CASES IN A SINGLE DAY GAVE FORMAL NOTICE TO WITHDRAWAL FROM THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION PRESIDENT TRUMP'S BEEN CRITICAL OF THE GROUP'S RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC >> THE COUNTRY THAT IS SECOND TO AMERICA IN THE NUMBER OF INFECTIONS IS BRAZIL OVER 65,000 BRAZILIANS HAVE DIED FROM CORONAVIRUS PRESIDENT BOLSONARO REVEALED THAT HE TESTED POSITIVE, AFTER DOWNPLAYING THE RISK WHILE SPEAKING WITH REPORTERS ABOUT HIS POSITIVE RESULT, BOLSONARO REMOVED HIS MASK AND SAID THAT HE IS FINE >> MASK REQUIREMENTS, HERE, IN THE US

, HAVE LED TO A LOT OF OUTBURSTS IN STORES TAKE A LOOK AT THIS ONE FROM A COSTCO IN FLORIDA >> I FEEL THREATENED BACK OFF THREATEN ME AGAIN! >> THE PERSON FILMING THIS SAYS THAT THE MAN GOT AGGRESSIVE, AFTER BEING ASKED BY AN ELDERLY WOMAN ABOUT WEARING A MASK AN INSURANCE COMPANY TWEETED THAT HE HAS SINCE BEEN FIRED A TRADE ASSOCIATION REPRESENTING MAJOR RETAILERS, LIKE WALMART AND TARGET, ARE ASKING GOVERNORS TO REQUIRE MASKS, STATEWIDE THEY SAY DIFFERENCES IN LOCAL RULES ARE FUELING THIS CONFUSION >>> FEDERAL HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE CREATING SURGE TESTING SPOTS WITH THE GOAL OF TESTING 5,000 PEOPLE A DAY IN HOTSPOTS WHERE THE SPREAD IS OUT OF CONTROL HERE'S NBC'S MIGUEL ALMAGUER >> Reporter: IN JUST THIS FIRST WEEK OF JULY, A STRAGERRING NEW RECORD NUMBER OF INFECTIONS

MORE THAN 380,000 CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS >> FRANKLY, WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF ROOM >> HOSPITALS IN HOTSPOTS ARE AT A NEAR BREAKING POINT TEXAS, FLORIDA, AND ARIZONA, SEEING A SURGE IN PATIENTS AND A STRAIN ON ICU BEDS THE SICKEST WHO ARRIVE MAY NEVER LEAVE >> THESE PATIENTS, WHEN THEY COME IN, IF YOU DON'T HUG YOUR — YOUR — YOUR FAMILY MEMBER, LIKE, RIGHT THEN, WHO'S TO SAY YOU'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO HUG THEM AGAIN? >> WITH NEW CASES CLIMBING IN 37 STATES, THIS SCENE, ACROSS THE COUNTRY

HECTOR SALAZAR SLEEPING IN HIS CAR OVERNIGHT TO BE TESTED >> IN THE LAST THREE DAYS THAT I COMING, I GOT THE LINES, LIKE, A 50 OR 60 CARS AND NO CHANCE >> THE NATION'S LARGEST TESTING SITE, DODGER STADIUM, SHUT DOWN FOR DAYS LINES FORMED AT DAWN IN NEW ORLEANS, BUT TESTS RAN OUT FIVE MINUTES AFTER DOORS OPENED IN PHOENIX, WHERE THE TEMPERATURES SOARED INTO THE TRIPLE DIGITS, IT CAN TAKE EIGHT HOURS TO GET A TEST AND TEN BUSINESS DAYS TO GET RESULTS >> WE ASK FOR A LITTLE UNDERSTANDING AND PATIENCE >> MANY OF THE INFECTED ARE ASYMPTOMATIC, LIKE ATLANTA'S MAYOR, WHO HAS NO IDEA WHERE OR HOW SHE CAUGHT COVID

>> I THINK IT REALLY SPEAKS TO HOW CONTAGIOUS THIS VIRUS IS AND WE'VE TAKEN ALL OF THE PRECAUTIONS THAT YOU CAN POSSIBLY TAKE >> AS CALIFORNIA SOARS ABOVE 275,000 CASES, OVERWHELMED HOSPITALS IN THE SOUTHERN END OF THE STATE ARE MOVING PATIENTS SEVEN HOURS AWAY IT COMES AS VACCINE MAKER NOVAVAX SAYS THE GOVERNMENT WILL PAY THEM $16 BILLION TO EXPEDITE 100 MILLION DOSES OF A COVID VACCINE BY NEXT YEAR BIOTECH COMPANY REGENERON IS NOW BEGINNING LATE-STAGE CLINICAL TRIALS OF AN ANTIBODY COCKTAIL TO TREAT THE DISEASE 60-YEAR-OLD SYLVESTER FLOREZ BEAT COVID ON HIS OWN RELEASED AFTER 93 DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL >> WE'RE BAFFLED BUT WE'RE ALL HERE THANKING GOD

>> FOR ONE FAMILY, A HAPPY HOMECOMING WHILE SO MANY OTHERS ARE IN THE FIGHT OF THEIR LIVES ACROSS THE NATION, TESTING REMAINS A BIG CONCERN NOT JUST THE LONG LINES BUT THE LENGTHY AMOUNT OF TIME IT CAN TAKE TO GET RESULTS BACK FRANCES >> MIG EL, THANK YOU >> WITH COVID-19 CASES SURGING IN THE U

S, PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND POLITICIANS ARE STILL DEBATING OVER SENDING KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL AND HOW TO KEEP THEM SAFE PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS HE WILL PRESSURE GOVERNORS TO REOPEN SCHOOLS IN THE FALL, WHILE FLORIDA IS SET TO START IN-PERSON CLASSES NEXT MONTH HERE IS NBC'S CATIE BECK >> A NEW STATE ORDER NOW DIRECTING FLORIDA SCHOOLS TO REOPEN THEIR DOORS NEXT MONTH, DESPITE THE SPIKE IN CASES THAT HAS PARTS OF THE STATE TIGHTENING RESTRICTIONS ON BUSINESSES >> ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT HEALTH CONCERNS WITH THEM SENDING THEM BACK TO SCHOOL >> I AM VERY WORRIED AT SAFETY I'M WORRIED ANBOUT THE SAFETY OF THE KIDS >> THE ORDER LEAVES ROOM FOR DISTRICTS TO DECIDE

IN NEARBY BROWARD COUNTY, THE SUPERINTENDENT SAYS RETURNING IN AUGUST WITH FULL ENROLLMENT IS NOT REALISTIC >> WE WILL NEVER COMPROMISE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND STAFF THAT'S OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY PERIOD >> A RECENT SURVEY ASKED TEACHERS TO WEIGH IN 42% SUPPORT A HYBRID MODEL OF IN-PERSON AND DISTANCE LEARNING

29% SUPPORT ONLY DISTANCE LEARNING AND 21% WANT TO RETURN TO CLASS ADDITIONALLY, 45% OF EDUCATORS BELIEVE IF SCHOOLS DO NOT REOPEN, STUDENTS WILL CONTINUE TO FALL BEHIND, ACADEMICALLY >> I WILL RATHER LET THEM STAY, LET'S SAY, ONE WEEK IN A SCHOOL AND THEN, THE OTHER WEEK AT HOME >> A WHITE HOUSE MEETING CONVENED AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED MONDAY THAT SCHOOLS MUST OPEN IN THE FALL

>> WE WANT TO GET 'EM OPEN, QUICKLY, BEAUTIFULLY, IN THE FALL AND THE, AS YOU KNOW, THIS IS A DISEASE THAT'S A HORRIBLE DISEASE BUT YOUNG PEOPLE DO EXTRAORDINARILY WELL >> THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS PROMISED EXTRA FUNDS TO MAKE SCHOOLS SAFE BUT STATE LEADERS WORRY THEY'RE NOT READY >> I THINK WHAT WE'RE CREATING IS — IS GOING TO BE MASS CHAOS AS SCHOOLS BEGIN TO REOPEN >> DESPITE HIS FEARS, RYAN O-QUINN SAYS HE IS PLANNING TO SEND HIS GIRLS BACK TO SCHOOL IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY >> I THINK DEVELOPING SOCIAL SKILLS IS AN IMPORTANT THING THAT YOU DO AT THIS AGE

AND I THINK THAT IT'S BEEN A REAL CHALLENGE FOR THEM >> AN ONGOING CHALLENGE TO KEEP, BOTH, LEARNING AND CHILDREN HEALTHY CATIE BECK, NBC NEWS, MIAMI >> NOW, TO BREAKING NEWS OVERNIGHT A HEALTH SCARE FOR CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS A SUPREME COURT SPOKESWOMAN REVEALED LAST NIGHT THE 65-YEAR-OLD WAS HOSPITALIZED LAST MONTH AFTER FALLING AND INJURING HIS HEAD WHILE OUT ON A WALK NEAR HIS HOME THE INJURY NEEDED SUTURES AND THE CHIEF JUSTICE STAYED THE NIGHT IN THE HOSPITAL OUT OF ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION ROBERTS HAD SUFFERED SEIZURES IN THE PAST

>> NBC NEWS HAS OBTAINED A COPY OF THE TELL ALL BY PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NIECE WHICH THE TRUMP FAMILY HAS SUED TO STOP MARY TRUMP, WHO IS A CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, SAYS HER UNCLE'S PATHOLOGIES ARE SO COMPLEX AND BEHAVIORS SO OFTEN INEXPLICABLE THAT COMING UP WITH AN ACCURATE AND COMPREHENSIVE DIAGNOSIS HE PAID A FRIEND TO TAKE HIS SATs SO HE COULD GET INTO UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA IF TRUMP IS AFFORDED A SECOND TERM, IT WOULD BE THE END OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY THE PRESIDENT SAYS THE BOOK IS FULL OF FALSEHOODS >> LET'S GET A CHECK OF OUR WEATHER WITH NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB TO SEE IF SOME PLACES ARE GOING TO SEE RELIEF FROM THE HEAT >> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE

RELIEF FROM THE HEAT IT'S NOT HAPPENING JUST YET AND UNFORTUNATELY IT'SSPARKING UP STORMS IT'S BEEN CONSISTENT THE LAST TWO DAYS AND WE ARE GOING TO HAVE AT LEAST ONE MORE DAY OF THESE STRONG STORMS ALSO, WATCHING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A POSSIBLE TROPICAL SYSTEM OUT TOWARD THE CAROLINAS WE'LL CONTINUE TO WATCH THIS DEVELOPMENT FOR THE NEXT FIVE DAYS SO FOR TODAY, 8 MILLION PEOPLE GOING TO BE IMPACTED FOR THE UPPER MIDWEST FOR SEVERE WEATHER THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD SO SHREVEPORT THIS AFTERNOON, RAIN IN THE FORECAST AND THESE STORMS, GOING TO CONTINUE TO MAKE ITS WAY ACROSS THE CAROLINAS INTO PARTS OF WASHINGTON, DC

EARLY THIS MORNING, THINGS WILL CLEAR OUT BY RICHMOND, 89 DEGREES TODAY BUT WE ARE, ALSO, SEEING TEMPERATURES WELL ABOVE AVERAGE BUT I DO SEE IN THE FORECAST, SOME RELIEF SHOW YOU THAT COMING UP >> LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT JANESSA, THANK YOU

>> RAISING YOUR CHILDREN WITH A DOG MIGHT HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THEIR BEHAVIOR A NEW STUDY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA AND THE TELETHON KIDS INSTITUTE FOUND YOUNG CHILDREN WHO COME FROM DOG-OWNING HOUSEHOLDS ARE BETTER BEHAVED THAN THEIR PEERS WHO GREW UP WITHOUT A DOG ACCORDING TO THE SURVEY WHICH SURVEYED OVER 1,600 PARENTS, KIDS WHO HAD DOGS WERE 34 TO 40% LESS LIKELY TO H FORMER PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER HIS WIFE ROSALYN CELEBRATED THEIR 74th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MAKING THEM THE LONGEST-MARRIED PRESIDENTIAL COUPLE IN AMERICAN HISTORY THE CARTERS GREW UP TOGETHER IN PLAINS, GEORGIA, AND THEY WERE MARRIED IN 1946 THEY SHARE FOUR CHILDREN, 12 GRANDCHILDREN, AND 14 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN

SO, WHEN YOU'RE MARRIED THAT LONG AND YOU LIVE THAT LONG, AND YOU'RE THE OLDEST LIVING PRESIDENT THERE ARE A WHOLE LOT OF THINGS TO CELEBRATE >> YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT THEY'RE STILL VERY ACTIVE AND STILL HELPING US OUT NOW, TO AN UPDATE IN THE FOURTH OF JULY SHOOTING DEATH OF 8-YEAR-OLD ZACK RYIA TURNER POLICE HAVE IDENTIFIED A PERSON OF INTEREST IN THE CASE AUTHORITIES RELEASED THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OF A MAN WALKING WITH WHAT THEY BELIEVE IS AN AR-15

THE 8-YEAR-OLD WAS SHOT WHEN HE FAMILY'S SUV APPROACHED A MAKESHIFT ROADBLOCK WITH NUMEROUS ARMED MEN AUTHORITIES ARE OFFERING A $20,000 FOR ANY INFORMATION IN THE CASE ALSO, ACCORDING TO PEOPLE, MEDIA MOGUL TYLER PERRY HAS OFFERED TO PAY FOR THE FUNERAL EXPENSES >> BEHIND THE STOP HATE FOR PROFIT ADVERTISER OF FACEBOOK CALLED THEIR MEETING WITH MARK ZUCKERBERG DISAPPOINTING THE SOCIAL NETWORK CEO AND OTHER EXECUTIVES SPOKE WITH LEADERS OF FOUR CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS IN AN ATTEMPT TO ADDRESS CONCERNS OVER ITS HATE SPEECH POLICIES FOLLOWING THE HOUR-LONG VIRTUAL MEETING, THE CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS SAID THEY SAW NO COMMITMENT TO ACTION OR ATTEMPT TO ADDRESS ALL THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS FACEBOOK RESPONDED WITH A STATEMENT WRITING, QUOTE, WE KNOW WE WI MULTIPLES I SAID, GREAT, TWINS I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TWINS >> I'M THINKING TRIPLETS ARE GOING TO BE HARD WORK

AND THEN, HE SAID FOUR OKAY, FIVE >> YEP AND THERE'S A SIXTH >> A GROUP OF SEXTUPLETS SIBLINGS IN KANSAS ARE CELEBRATING A MILESTONE GRANT, MELISSA, ETHAN, DANIEL, SHAWN, AND JC ARE ALL GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL AND THE SIX ARE KANSAS'S FIRST AND ONLY SEXTUPLETS ALTHOUGH THE PANDEMIC HAD CAUSED SCHOOLS TO CLOSE EARLY ON, FIVE OF THE SIBLINGS PLAN ON ATTENDING COLLEGE IN THE FALL >> GOD BLESS THEM

WHEN ALL THE TUITIONS COME UP, THE WEDDINGS, AND EVERYTHING ELSE >>> MOVING ON NOW TO OSCAR WINNER TOM HANKS WHO RETURNS TO THE SCREEN THIS WEEK WITH A NEW FILM PROJECT IT'S BEEN FOUR MONTHS AFTER HE AND HIS WIFE BECAME ILL WITH COVID-19 WHILE WORKING IN AUSTRALIA AND IN AN INTERVIEW WITH LESTER HOLT, HANKS OPENS UP ABOUT HIS ORDEAL AND TALKS ABOUT THE COUPLE'S RECOVERY >> WE WERE DONE WITH OUR — OUR DISCOMFORT, OUR SYMPTOMS, BACK IN — IN MARCH WE HAD VERY DIFFERENT SYMPTOMS THEY WERE NOT PLEASANT, I WILL TELL YOU BUT THEY WERE NOT LIFE-THREATENING, I WOULD SAY >> THE SURPRISING NEWS THAT TOM HANKS AND HIS WIFE RITA WILSON WERE SICK AND QUARANTINED WITH COVID-19 PUT A FAMILIAR FACE TO THE RAPIDLY EXPLODING VIRUS >> DID YOU FEEL, EVEN AS YOU WERE SUFFERING FROM THE SICKNESS, DID YOU FEEL THIS RESPONSIBILITY TO BE OPEN WITH PEOPLE ABOUT IT? >> WELL, WE THOUGHT THERE WAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE AWAY ANY SORT OF MYSTERY AND STIGMA WE WERE SURPRISED BECAUSE, LIKE MANY PEOPLE, WE FELT AS THOUGH WE WERE A LITTLE PUNKY BUT WE DIDN'T THINK THAT WE WERE GOING TO BE PART OF THE BEGINNINGS OF A WORLDWIDE PANDEMIC WE WERE CONCERNED IMMEDIATELY BECAUSE RITA'S — HAS SURVIVED BREAST CANCER

I HAVE TYPE 2 DIABETES >> Reporter: IN OUR INTERVIEW, HANKS REVEALED THE SURPRISING REASON THEY CAN'T FULLY PUT THE ORDEAL BEHIND THEM >> WE HAVE FOUND OUT THAT WE HAVE FEWER ANTIBODIES NOW, THAN WE DID AT THE GET GO SO THE — THE — THE — AS MANY PEOPLE ON TELEVISION NOW SAY, LESTER, I'M NOT A DOCTOR BUT, WHAT WE'VE BEEN TOLD IS THAT, AS THE ANTIBODIES BEGIN TO FADE, IT'S POSSIBLE THAT WE WILL, ONCE AGAIN, BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO CATCHING SOME FORM OF THE CORONAVIRUS AGAIN >> Reporter: APPROACHING 3 MILLION CASES IN THIS COUNTRY, DOES IT SHOCK YOU OR SURPRISE YOU THAT WE'RE DEBATING THINGS, LIKE WHETHER WE SHOULD WEAR MASKS OR NOT >> IT DISAPPOINTS ME I DON'T GET IT I COME FROM A GENERATION THAT WAS STILL LIVING WITH THE CREDO THAT THERE ARE — THERE IS A PART THAT WE CAN ALL PLAY, IN ANY FORM OF NATIONAL EFFORT I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS DOING AS LITTLE AS WEARING A MASK, SOCIAL DISTANCING, WASH YOUR HANDS, ENTERS INTO ANY KIND OF FRAY OF WHETHER OR NOT IT'S SOMETHING WE SHOULD ALL BE DOING, IN ORDER TO TAKE CARE OF OUR CITY AND OUR COMMUNITY AND EACH OTHER >> Reporter: THE LATEST FILM PROJECT FOR HANKS, WHOSE FASCINATION WITH WORLD WAR II IS WELL KNOWN, IS CALLED "G "GREYHOUND" ABOUT THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC, THE LONGEST CAMPAIGN OF THE WAR >> DO YOU FIND PARALLELS BETWEEN WHAT WE'RE GOING THROUGH NOW >> WE WERE NOT MAKING A MOVIE THAT WAS GOING TO, I THINK, BE ADDRESSING THE SOCIOLOGICAL FORCES BEHIND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, BUT IT TURNED OUT WE WERE THE THING ABOUT 1942 IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ATLANTIC WE HAVE CHARACTERS THAT HAVE NO IDEA HOW LONG THIS STRUGGLE IS GOING TO LAST

WHETHER THEY'RE GOING TO SURVIVE LONG ENOUGH IN ORDER TO SEE ITS CONCLUSION MORE THAN HALF THE WORLD NOW IS DEALING WITH COVID-19 WE HAVE NO IDEA WHEN IT IS GOING TO END AND I THINK THE PARALLELS ARE AS HUMANLY ACCURATE, RIGHT NOW, AS — AS THEY COULD POSSIBLY BE WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF A CRISIS >> THAT WAS PART OF LESTER'S CONVERSATION WITH TOM HANKS AND BECAUSE OF COVID, STILL STEAMY THE NEXT TWO DAYS BUT SOME RELIEF FOR TH >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES, TWO WHITE PEOPLE IN CALIFORNIA ARE FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES FOR DEFACING A BLACK LIVES MATTER MURAL

NICOLLE ANDERSON AND DAVID NELSON ARE BEING CHARGED WITH THREE MISDEMEANOR COUNTS, INCLUDING A HATE CRIME, AFTER BEING CAUGHT ON CAMERA BY A WITNESS USING BLACK PAINT TO COVER UP THE MURAL, WHICH WAS PERMITTED BY THE CITY THE MURAL WAS PAINTED ON JULY 4th, AND WAS VANDALIZED WITHIN AN HOUR OF ITS COMPLETION IF CONVICTED, THE TWO CAN FACE UP TO A YEAR IN COUNTY JAIL >> SINGER JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE IS SUPPORTING HIS HOME STATE OF TENNESSEE'S ACLU'S EFFORT IN THE CALL TO REMOVE THOSE CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS >> THE TOP TEN STATES WITH CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS ACCOUNT FOR OVER 4,000 LYNCHINGS IN 73 YEARS

>> JT POSTED THIS VIDEO FROM THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, ALONG WITH THE CAPTION THAT SAYS, NO ONE SHOULD BE PROTECTING THE LEGACIES OF CONFEDERATE LEADERS AND SLAVE OWNERS AND IF WE PLAN TO MOVE FORWARD, THESE MONUMENTS MUST COME DOWN >> WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT IN FLORIDA IS PREPARING TO REOPEN THIS WEEKEND MAGIC KINGDOM AND ANIMAL KINGDOM WILL OPEN ON SATURDAY, WITH NEW SAFETY MEASURES ALL GUESTS OVER THE AGE OF THREE WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE MASK AND HAVE THEIR TEMPERATURE TAKEN NO ONE OVER 1003 DEGREES WILL BE ALLOWED IN

AND SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES WILL, ALSO, BE ENFORCED THE RESORT'S OTHER TWO PARKS, EPCOT AND HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS, WILL OPEN ON JULY 15th >> NOW, TO A HEARTWARMING ACT OF KINDNESS DURING THESE TOUGH TIMES A WOMAN FROM ARKANSAS IS DETERMINED TO BRING MUCH-NEEDED RELIEF FROM THE HEAT FOR PEOPLE STUCK IN UNEMPLOYMENT LINES FROM OUR AFFILIATE KARK, HILLARY HUNT HAS THE STORY

>> THESE LIVES ARE LONG THERE IS NO AIR CONDITION OUT HERE IT'S HOT OUT HERE >> Reporter: AS THE HEAT INDEX INCHES CLOSER TO 100 >> I STOOD IN THIS LINE MYSELF AND IT WAS SO HOT >> MANY FAN THEMSELVES AS THEY WAIT IN LINE, HERE, AT THE UNEMPLOYMENT OFFICE IN LITTLE ROCK

>> WE'VE BEEN COMING UP HERE EVERY DAY SINCE MARCH >> IS DETERMINED TO BRING SOME MUCH-NEEDED RELIEF HER CAR, LOADED DOWN WITH ICE-COLD DRINKS AND SNACKS SHE TELLS ME SHE'S PAYING IT FORWARD >> CAME AND SHE SEEN ME AND SHE BOUGHT ME SOME WATER AND SOMETHING TO EAT >> AND HER SMALL GESTURE IS MAKING ALL THE DIFFERENCE

>> IT'S VERY GREAT FOR PEOPLE TO BE BRINGING FOOD AND WATER BECAUSE, FOR ONE, PEOPLE HAVE HEALTH PROBLEMS >> NOW, BULA HOPES OTHERS WILL REMEMBER THIS >> WE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER COME ON LET'S ALL GET TOGETHER AND HELP EACH OTHER TILL WE GET THROUGH THIS AMEN AMEN AMEN >> OUR THANKS TO HILLARY FOR THAT TO THAT, I SAY AMEN >> AMEN TO THAT AND HOPEFULLY, ACROSS THE BOARD, WE CAN ALL SPREAD AND GIVE A LITTLE BIT OF THAT A >>> MULTIPLE BREAKING STORIES OVERNIGHT

FIRST, THE TEACHER WHO GAINED NATIONAL ATTENTION FOR A RELATIONSHIP WITH A STUDENT, MARY KAY LETOURNEAU, HAS DIED PLUS, SUPREME COURT JUSTICE JOHN R ROBERTS >> CORONAVIRUS CASES IN THE US SOARS PAST 3 MILLION WHILE THE NUMBERS OF FATALITIES IS GOING DOWN BUT WE ASK A PANEL OF DOCTORS IF THEY EXPECT THE DEATH RATD TO RISE

>> THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO WILL CONTINUE TO DIE FROM COVID WILL INCREASE >> UNFORTUNATELY, I WOULD SAY YES >> YES, IT WILL >> MOUNTING PRESSURE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE TO OPEN SCHOOLS IN THE FALL >> INCREDIBLE DETAILS REVEALED IN THE MARRIAGE OF JOHNNY DEPP WHERE DEPP DENIES EVER BEING A WIFE BEATER, AMONG OTHER SALACIOUS ACCUSATIONS

>> CAUGHT ON CAMERA A 3-YEAR-OLD IS TOSSED FROM THE THIRD-FLOOR BALCONY OF A BURNING APARTMENT THE HERO AND THE TODDLER'S CONDITION "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA >> GOOD TO BE WITH YOU, I'M FRANCES RIVERA THE LATEST ON CORONAVIRUS IS STRAIGHT AHEAD BUT FIRST, TWO BREAKING NEWS STORIES OVERNIGHT

HER CASE GARNERED NATIONAL INFAMY LATE LAST NIGHT, WE LEARNED FORMER TEACHER MARY KAY LETOURNEAU HAS DIED SHE LOST A SIX-MONTH BATTLE WITH COLON CANCER THE FORMER SEATTLE-AREA TEACHER CAPTURED HEADLINES FOR HER ILLICIT AFFAIR WITH A 6th GRADE STUDENT IN 1997, SHE WAS FOUND GUILTY OF RAPING 13-YEAR-OLD VILI FUALAAU THE TWO LATER MARRIED WHEN SHE GOT OUT OF PRISON AND THE COUPLE HAD ANOTHER CHILD AND THEN, SEPARATED IN 2017

ACCORDING TO HER ATTORNEY, FUALAAU CARED FOR HER DURING THE FINAL MONTH OF HER LIFE MARY KAY LETOURNEAU WAS 58 YEARS OLDS >> ALSO, BREAKING OVERNIGHT, A HEALTH SCARE FOR CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS A SUPREME COURT SPOKESWOMAN REVEALED OVERNIGHT THAT THE 65-YEAR-OLD WAS HOSPITALIZED LAST MONTH, AFTER FALLING AND INJURING HIS HEAD WHILE OUT ON A WALK NEAR HIS HOME THE INJURY NEEDED SUTURES AND THE CHIEF JUSTICE STAYED A NIGHT IN THE HOSPITAL OUT OF ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION ROBERTS HAS SUFFERED FROO FROM SEIZURES IN THE PAST BUT DOCTORS BELIEVE IT WAS LIKELY DUE TO LIGHTHEADEDNESS CAUSED BY DEHYDRATION >> ON THE SAME DAY THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FORMALLY GAVE NOTICE TO WITHDRAWAL FROM THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION OVER ITS COVID-19 RESPONSE, THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES IN THE UNITED STATES PASSED THE 3 MILLION MARK >> PEOPLE WAITING IN THEIR CARS FOR HOURS FOR TESTS IN STATES LIKE TEXAS AND ARIZONA FEDERAL HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THEY WILL LAUNCH SURGE TESTING IN HARD-HIT CITIES, WITH A GOAL OF 5,000 FREE TEXTS A DAY

>> VACCINE MAKER NOVAVAX SAYS THE US WILL PAY THEM $16 BILLION TO DELIVER 100 MILLION DOSES OF A VACCINE BY EARLY NEXT YEAR >> UNTIL WE HAVE THAT VACCINE, PEOPLE ARE BEING ASKED TO WEAR MASKS IN PUBLIC

AND THAT IS LEADING TO TANTRUMS AND OUTBURSTS, LIKE THIS ONE, IN FLORIDA >> I FEEL THREATENED BACK OFF THREATEN ME AGAIN! >> THE PERSON FILMING THIS SAYS THAT THE MAN GOT AGGRESSIVE, AFTER BEING ASKED BY AN ELDERLY WOMAN ABOUT WEARING A MASK INSURANCE COMPANY TWEETED THAT HE HAS BEEN FIRED A TRADE ASSOCIATION REPRESENTING MAJOR RETAILERS LIKE WALMART AND TARGET ARE ASKING GOVERNORS TO REQUIRE MASKS, STATEWIDE THEY SAY DIFFERENCES IN LOCAL RULES ARE FUELING THIS CONFUSION >> ON STATEN ISLAND, 60-YEAR-OLD SYLVESTER FLOREZ BEAT COVID AFTER THREE MONTHS IN THE HOSPITAL DOCTORS ARE HOPEFUL THERE WILL BE A LOT MORE OF THESE SUCCESS STORIES AS ICUs FILL UP, AGAIN HERE'S NBC'S STEPHANIE GOSK >> Reporter: A TALE OF TWO GRAPHS ON THE ONE HAND, A DISTURBING RISE IN NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES

ON THE OTHER, THE HEARTENING NEWS THAT THE NUMBER OF DEATHS IS GOING DOWN FROM MORE THAN 2,000 A DAY IN MAY, TO NOW ROUGHLY 300 BUT NEITHER GRAPH, ALONE, TELLS THE FULL STORY WE REACHED OUT TO FIVE DOCTORS IN HARD-HIT AREAS OF THE COUNTRY TO FIND OUT WHAT'S BEHIND THE NUMBERS TESTING THE COUNTRY IS GETTING BETTER AT FINDING THE VIRUS

IN EARLY APRIL, 1,000 PEOPLE A DAY WERE BEING TESTED TODAY, THE NUMBER IS ROUGHLY 600,000 BUT IT DOESN'T ENTIRELY EXPLAIN HOW QUICKLY THE CASE NUMBERS ARE GOING UP >> HOW MUCH DOES INCREASED TESTING IN ARIZONA EXPLAIN AN INCREASE IN THE CASES? >> NOT AT ALL IN THE CITY OF PHOENIX, IT'S 20 OR 24% IS THE PERCENT POSITIVE FOR THE NEW TESTS FOR COVID-19 THAT IS A TERRIBLE — IT'S A TERRIBLE NUMBER

>> AGE IS ANOTHER FACTOR FEWER PEOPLE ARE DYING, EXPERTS SAY, BECAUSE YOUNGER PEOPLE ARE GETTING THE VIRUS >> YOUNG PEOPLE ARE GOING OUT THEY'RE VISITING PLACES THAT HAVE REOPENED THEY ARE GOING TO PARTIES, UNFORTUNATELY, THEY ARE TAKING SOME RISKS >> IN ARIZONA, AT LEAST HALF OF ALL POSITIVE CASES ARE IN PEOPLE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 20 AND 44

>> THEY, ABSOLUTELY, ARE SPREADING THIS TO THOSE WHO ARE IN THEIR 60s, 70s, 80s, AND IN MORE VULNERABLE POPULATIONS >> DEATHS WILL ALSO LAG BEHIND CASES >> WE'RE GENERALLY SEEING THAT PATIENTS ARE BECOMING SYM SYMPTOMATIC BY DAY EIGHT AND NINE COMPLICATIONS FROM COVID AND MORTALITY CAN LAG SEVERAL WEEKS >> ALSO, KEEPING DEATH NUMBERS DOWN, BETTER TREATMENT >> INITIALLY, WE WERE INTUBATING EVERYONE AND THEN, WE WERE FINDING, YOU KNOW WHAT, THERE'S SOME OTHER OXYGEN TREATMENT THERAPIES

>> NOW, WHAT WE DO IS WE TRY TO AVOID INTUBATION AS LONG AS WE CAN BECAUSE IT WAS HURTING PEOPLE'S LUNGS WE USE PRONING, WHICH IS PUTTING PEOPLE ON THEIR STOMACHS AND THAT'S BEEN EXTRAORDINARILY HELPFUL >> AND NEW DRUGS LIKE THE ANTIVIRAL REMDESIVIR, SHORTENING HOSPITAL STAYS, AS WELL AS A STEROID FOR LUNG INFECTIONS WHILE PRESIDENT TRUMP ASKED THE COUNTRY TO CELEBRATE THE DEATH RATE, DR FAUCI WARNED AMERICANS NOT TO FALL INTO A FALSE COMPLACENCY >> IT'S A FALSE NARRATIVE TO TAKE COMFORT IN — IN A LOWER RATE OF DEATH

>> AS FOR THE EXPERTS WE SPOKE TO, WE ASKED THEM ALL THE SAME QUESTION >> DO YOU EXPECT THE DEATH RATE TO GO UP >> YES, I DO >> IT'S CERTAINLY POSSIBLE >> THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO DIE FROM COVID WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE >> UNFORTUNATELY, I WOULD SAY YES

>> YES, IT WILL >> ALL FIVE, REACHING AN UNSETTLING CONSENSUS STEPHANIE GOSK, NBC NEWS >> IT'S A QUESTION ON EVERY PARENT'S MIND RIGHT NOW WILL THEIR KIDS RETURN TO THE CLASSROOM THIS FALL? WELL, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS READY TO END THAT DEBATE VOWING TO PRESSURE STATES TO REOPEN SCHOOLS, EVEN AS CORONAVIRUS CASES HIT RECORD HIGHS IN THE US OUR CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT ALICE BARR, JOINING US NOW WITH MORE ALICE, GOOD MORNING

THIS IS TYPICALLY AN ISSUE LEFT TO GOVERNORS AND LOCAL LEADERS >> GOOD MORNING, PHILLIP YEAH AND THIS COMES BACK TO SOMETHING WE'VE BEEN SEEING ALL ALONG THROUGHOUT THIS PANDEMIC PRESIDENT TRUMP KIND OF PITTING HIMSELF AGAINST GOVERNORS, LOCAL LEADERS, AND SOME CASES, SAYING HE HAS THE ULTIMATE AUTHORITY TO MAKE THE DECISIONS THOUGH, REALLY, CONSTITUTIONAL EXPERTS SAY, IN MOST CASES, IT IS UP TO THE STATES UP TO THE LOCAL LEVEL SO, EACH DISTRICT IS NOW WRESTLING WITH THIS QUESTION OF HOW AND WHEN THEY CAN REOPEN SAFELY THERE WAS AN EVENT YESTERDAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE, WHERE PRESIDENT TRUMP BASICALLY LAID OUT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SAYING THEY THINK THAT THE SOCIAL AND THE EDUCATIONAL COST OF KEEPING KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL ANY LONGER WILL BE WORSE THAN THE VIRUS, ITSELF AND THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS DOES RECOMMEND THAT KIDS TRY TO GET BACK TO SCHOOL, IN PERSON IF POSSIBLE BUT HERE IS THE ISSUE

THE ADMINISTRATION DID NOT OFFER ANY CONCRETE POLICIES OR ANY NEW FUNDING TO HELP SCHOOLS RESTRUCTURE TO ALLOW FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING IN CLASSROOMS, ON SCHOOL BUSES, THAT KIND OF THING SO THAT'S GOING TO BE LEFT UP TO THE DISTRICTS AND MANY MEDICAL EXPERTS ARE SAYING COMMUNITIES REALLY NEED TO GET THE VIRUS UNDER CONTROL, BEFORE THEY CAN THINK SERIOUSLY ABOUT SCHOOLS BUT HEAR DIRECTLY FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP WHAT HE IS SAYING THE PRESSURE HE'S GOING TO BE PUTTING ON LOCAL LEADERS TO GET THIS DONE >> WE HOPE THAT MOST SCHOOLS ARE GOING TO BE OPEN WE DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO MAKE POLITICAL STATEMENTS OR DO IT FOR POLITICAL REASONS

THEY THINK IT'S GOING TO BE GOOD FOR THEM POLITICALLY, SO THEY KEEP THE SCHOOLS CLOSED NO WAY SO WE'RE, VERY MUCH, GOING TO PUT PRESSURE ON GOVERNORS AND EVERYBODY ELSE TO OPEN THE SCHOOLS TO GET 'EM OPEN AND IT'S VERY IMPORTANT IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR OUR COUNTRY IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE WELLBEING OF THE STUDENT AND THE PARENTS

SO, WE'RE GOING TO BE PUTTING A LOT OF PRESSURE ON OPEN YOUR SCHOOLS IN THE FALL >> I THINK WHAT WE'RE CREATING IS — IS GOING TO BE MASS CHAOS, AS SCHOOLS BEGIN TO REOPEN >> SOME STATES, LIKE IN FLORIDA, WHERE CASES ARE SOARING, THEY HAVE ALREADY ANNOUNCED THAT THEY ARE GOING TO BRING STUDENTS BACK TO THE CLASSROOM IN AUGUST OTHER DISTRICTS ARE LOOKING AT MORE OF A HYBRID SYSTEM WHERE SOME KIDS WOULD WORK FROM HOME, ONLINE AND SOME WOULD BE PRESENT IN THE CLASSROOM BUT THERE ARE JUST A LOT OF HURDLES TO STILL FIGURE OUT FOR THIS VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE BACK TO YOU, PHILLIP AND FRANCES

>> ALL THOSE QUESTIONS WANTING ANSWERED FROM ALL THOSE PARENTS OUT THERE ALICE BARR FOR US, THANK YOU, ALICE >> FOLLOWING THE UNITED STATES, BRAZIL HAS THE SECOND HIGHEST NUMBER OF COVID CASES AT LEAST 65,000 BRAZILIANS HAVE DIED FROM THE VIRUS BUT THE GOVERNMENT STOPPED REPORTING SOME STATISTICS LAST MONTH

AND AFTER DOWNPLAYING THE RISK, PRESIDENT JAIR BOLSONARO REVEALED THAT HE TESTED POSITIVE WHILE SPEAKING WITH REPORTERS ABOUT HIS TEST RESULT, BOLSONARO REMOVED HIS MASK AND SAID THAT HE IS FINE >> NBC NEWS HAS OBTAINED A COPY OF THE EXPLOSIVE, NEW BOOK BY PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NIECE BEFORE IT HITS SHELVES NBC'S PETER ALEXANDER REPORTS ON THE BOOK'S MOST SHOCKING CLAIMS >> Reporter: IN HER NEW TELL-ALL BOOK, PRESIDENT TRUMP'S ESTRANGED NIECE MARY TRUMP MINCES NO WORDS EXPLAINING HER MOTIVATIONS I HAD TO TAKE DONALD DOWN, SHE WRITES, ABOUT WHY SHE GAVE THE PRES PRESIDENT'S TAX DOCUMENTS TO "THE NEW YORK TIMES" ADDING IF HE IS AFFORDED A SECOND TERM, IT WOULD BE THE END OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY HER UNCLE MEETS ALL THE CRITERIA OF A NARCISSIST AND IN HER BOOK OBTAINED BY NBC NEWS, DETAILS A DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY WITH A DAD WHO WAS SO DOMINEERING FRED TRUMP SR

, QUOTE, PERVERTED HIS SON'S PERCEPTION OF THE WORLD AND DAMAGED HIS ABILITY TO LIVE IN IT MARY TRUMP IS THE DAUGHTER OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S OLDER BROTHER, FRED JR, WHO SHE SAYS, WAS OFTEN MOCKED, EVEN ZOSCORNED BY HIS FATHER WHO SHE WRITES ONCE SAID DONALD IS WORTH TEN OF YOU >> I HAD A BROTHER FRED GREAT GUY

BEST-LOOKING GUY BUT HE HAD A PROBLEM HE HAD A PROBLEM WITH ALCOHOL >> MS TRUMP, ALSO, CLAIMS THE PRESIDENT'S SISTER, A RETIRED FEDERAL JUDGE, SAID OF HIS CANDIDACY, HE IS A CLOWN THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN AND ABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S BOASTS ABOUT HIS BRILLIANCE >> YOU KNOW, I THINK I'M A TOTALLY BRILLIANT HUMAN BEING I THINK I'M THE SMARTEST PERSON >> MS

TRUMP CLAIMS HER UNCLE CHEATED ON HIS SAT, PAYING A FRIEND TO TAKE IT FOR HIM AN ALLEGATION THE WHITE HOUSE CALLS COMPLETELY FALSE MARY TRUMP CONTESTED HER GRANDFATHER'S WILL AND BLAMED THE PRESIDENT AND OTHER RELATIVES FOR HER NOT GETTING A LARGER INHERITANCE THE WHITE HOUSE DISMISSING HER BOOK AS WRITTEN IN HER OWN SELF-INTEREST, SAYING THE PRESIDENT'S FATHER WAS WARM AND VERY GOOD TO HIM

>> IT'S RIDICULOUS, ABSURD ALLEGATIONS, THAT HAVE ABSOLUTE NO BEARING IN TRUTH HAVE YET TO SEE THE BOOK BUT IT IS A BOOK OF FALSEHOODS >> THE PRESIDENT'S BROTHER IS TRYING TO BLOCK THE BOOK'S PUBLICATION IN STATE COURT STILL, THE PUBLISHER SAYS THAT WILL NOT STOP IT FROM BEING RELEASED PHILLIP >> ALL RIGHT, PETER THANK YOU

>>> MEANWHILE, MELANIA TRUMP'S FORMER FRIEND, RIGHT-HAND, AND CONFIDANTE, IS WRITING A TELL ALL OF HER OWN, DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 1st STEPHANIE'S BOOK TITLED "MELANIA AND ME" WILL COVER THE BEGINNING OF THEIR FRIENDSHIP THROUGH THE PLANNING OF THE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION AND HER VERY ABRUPT DEPARTURE FROM THE EAST WING IN 2018 >> NBC METEOROLOGIST, JANESSA WEBB, GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING, PHILLIP AND FRANCES IT'S STILL VERY STEAMY OUTSIDE LOOK AT THIS AIR IT IS DEFINITELY BLAZING ACROSS TWO-THIRDS OF THE NATION 76 DEGREES IS THE FEEL-LIKE TEMPERATURE ACROSS AREAS OF THE NORTHEAST

AND TODAY, DAYTIME HIGHS, STILL GOING TO BE SITTING IN THE LOWER 90s AND THAT'S WHAT'S REALLY SPARKING UP THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR THE NORTHERN PLAINS TO THE UPPER MIDWEST THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD SO, 94 FOR DALLAS IT SHOULD BE PRETTY CLEAR THIS AFTERNOON BUT THE STORMS AND THAT COLD FRONT MAKING ITS WAY INTO THE MIDATLANTIC

SOME TORRENTIAL RAIN THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS THE CAROLINAS BURLINGTON THIS AFTERNOON, LOWER TO MID-80s AND WHEN WILL WE SEE RELIEF? HAVE ALL THE DETAILS COMING UP >> WE'RE READY FOR IT THANK YOU, JANESSA IN TODAY'S QUICK HITS, A MAN FENDED OFF ONE OF THE DEADLIEST SNAKES IN THE WORLD WHILE DRIVING HE USED A WORK KNIFE TO KILL THE VENOMOUS SNAKE IN HIS TRUCK >> THERE IS A PUSH IN NEW YORK TO RENAME THE BARCLAY CENTER AFTER JACKIE ROBINSON

GOT TO PLAY FOR THE DODGERS FROM 1947 TO 1956 >> AND BIG >>> A PHOENIX MAN IS BEING HAILED A HERO AFTER HE SPRUNG INTO ACTION AND CAUGHT A 3-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO WAS DROPPED FROM A BURNING APARTMENT BUILDING OFFICIALS SAY THE CHILD'S MOTHER TOSSED HIM OFF THE BALCONY SMOKE AND FLAMES ENGULFED THE APARTMENT LAST WEEK FORMER MARINE LEAPT TO THE RESCUE POLICE SAY THE TODDLER ALONG WITH HIS 8-YEAR-OLD SISTER SUFFERED BURNS AND ARE IN SERIOUS CONDITION SADLY, THOUGH, THE MOTHER DID NOT SURVIVE THE CAUSE IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION

>>> TWO PEOPLE IN CALIFORNIA ARE FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES FOR DEFACING A BLACK LIVES MATTER MURAL NICOLLE ANDERSON AND DAVID NELSON ARE BEING CHARGED WITH THREE MISDEMEANOR COUNTS, INCLUDING A HATE CRIME, AFTER BEING CAUGHT ON CAMERA BY A WITNESS USING BLACK PAINT TO COVER UP THE MURAL WHICH WAS PERMITTED BY THE CITY THE MURAL WAS PAINTED JULY 4th AND WAS VANDALIZED WITHIN AN HOUR OF COMPLETION >> NOW, TO A BLOCKBUSTER TRIAL INVOLVING HOLLYWOOD ACTOR JOHNNY DEPP THE STAR IS SUING BRITISH NEWSPAPER THE SUN FOR LIBEL OVER A 2018 ARTICLE THAT CALLED HIM A WIFEBEATER THE BRITISH TABLOIDS THIS MORNING HEADLINING THE EXPLOSIVE DETAILS CHAPMAN, THERE'S SOME BOMBSHELL CLAIMS HERE

>> THAT'S RIGHT, FRANCES NOW, ONE OF THE TABLOIDS HERE SAYING, NOW, THAT IS IS HOLLYWOOD BLOCK BURST WE ALSO HAVE BLOOD FEUD FROM THE SUN AND AMBER CUT OFF MY FINGERTIP WE'LL GET TO THAT IN A SECOND SEEMS NO DOUBT THIS WAS A VOLATILE RELATIONSHIP THE QUESTION REMAINS WHO WAS THE MAIN INSTIGATOR OF ANY VIOLENCE IN THE MARRIAGE? THE LAWSUIT, FOCUSING ON AN ARTICLE IN "THE SUN TABLOID" BRANDING JOHNNY DEPP A WIFE BEATER HE SAYS HE IS TRYING TO CLEAR HIS NAME REPORTS FROM INSIDE THE HIGH COURT HAVE DEPP BRANDING HIS EX-WIFE AS THE ONE WHO DIRECTED ABUSE AT HIM SAYING SHE WAS PUNCHING HIM IN THE FACE ON A FLIGHT ONCE

HE HAD TO LOCK HIMSELF IN THE BATHROOM OF THE PLANE TO GET AWAY FROM HER WHERE HE ENDED UP SLEEPING FOR THE NIGHT AND THAT SHE ATTACKED HIM WITH A BOTTLE OF VODKA, CUTTING OFF PART OF HIS FINGERTIP, THAT SHE CLAIMS HE DID WHEN HE SLAMMED A MOBILE PHONE AGAINST THE WALL AND ALSO, SOME REALLY DISGUSTING COMMENTARY COMING FROM THE COURT THAT HE SAYS HE KNEW THE RELATIONSHIP WAS OVER WHEN HE FOUND THAT, EITHER HERD OR ONE OF HER FRIENDS POSSIBLY DEFECATED INTO HIS BED SO WE'RE HEARING SOME REAL BOMBSHELL CLAIMS OUT OF THIS ALSO, SOME REAL FOCUS ON HIS ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE, WHICH HE ADMITTED HE STARTED FROM A YOUNG AGE BUT THAT HE IS NOT A WIFE BEATER THIS IS JUST DAY ONE OF WHAT IS EXPECTED TO BE A THREE-WEEK COURT HEARING, HERE, AT THE HIGH COURT SO WE'LL SEE WHAT ELSE COMES FROM THIS TESTIMONY BUT, SO FAR, IT'S TURNING INTO A HOL HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTE >>> THAT MOMENT THERE BROKE ME AND JUST, TOTALLY PUT ME IN MY FEELS AND — AND IT JUST SHOWED THE POWER AND THE UNITY AND THE LOVE, COMPASSION, UNDERSTANDING, THAT WE ALL HAVE FOR ONE ANOTHER

THE SPORT OF NASCAR WHERE A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE THEIR DOUBTS ABOUT, WE SHOW THIS TYPE OF UNITY AND LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING >> POWERFUL WORDS FROM BUBBA WALLACE PRAISING THE SUPPORT FROM NASCAR AND HIS FELLOW DRIVERS DURING THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT IN AN INTERVIEW WITH ACTOR ANTHONY ANDERSON HE SAID THE WORDS THERE I MEAN, IT'S ABOUT UNITY, DESPITE ANYONE TRYING TO SOW DISCORD, INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT >>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE TEMPERATURES STILL ROARING THIS >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES, NEW DETAILS ON THE CASE OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN'S ALLEGED ACCOMPLICE AS GHISLAINE MAXWELL GETS READY FOR HER BAIL HEARING AND ARRAIGNMENT NEXT WEEK, BRITISH NEWSPAPER THE SUN REPORTS MAXWELL IS DEMANDING THE EPSTEIN ESTATE PAY FOR HER LEGAL FEES

EPSTEIN'S LAWYERS REPORTEDLY FILED A MOTION TO DISMISS THE CASE IS DELAYED UNTIL SEPTEMBER BUT IN A SEPARATE CASE, DEUTSCHE BANK WAS HIT WITH A $150 MILLION PENALTY FINE SAYING IT FAILED TO MONITOR SUSPICIOUS ACCOUNT ACTIVITY ON EPSTEIN'S ACCOUNT THE PENALTY INCLUDES ALLEGED MONEY LAUNDERING LINKED TO TWO OTHER BANKS >> ATLANTA POLICE HAVE IDENTIFIED A SUSPECT WHO THEY BELIEVE IS CONNECTED TO THE SHOOTING DEATH OF SECORIEA TURNER POLICE SAY AT LEAST THREE SUSPECTS WERE INVOLVED IN TURNER ES A DEATH THE 8-YEAR-OLD WAS SHOT WHEN HER FAMILY'S VEHICLE APPROACHED A MAKESHIFT ROADBLOCK WITH NUMEROUS ARMED MEN AUTHORITIES OFFERING A $20,000 REWARD FOR ANY INFORMATION ON THE CASE TYLER PERRY HAS OFFERED TO PAID FOR TURNER'S FUNERAL EXPENSES

>> "THE NEW YORK TIMES" REPORTS THE BLACK BIRDWATCHER WHO CLAIMED A WOMAN CALLED 911 SAYS HE WILL NOT COOPERATE AGAINST HER AMY COOPER LOST HER JOB AND NOW FACES CHARGES OF FILING A FALSE REPORT HE HAS ALREADY PAID A STEEP PRICE AND THAT, QUOTE, BRINGING HER MORE MISERY JUST SEEMS LIKE PILING ON HE SAYS THE DA CAN PURSUE CHARGES, WITHOUT HIM >> HAMILTON CREATOR IS RESPONDING TO CRITICISM OF THE SHOW AS IT HITS DISNEY PLUS CALLING ALL CRITICISM OF THE MUSICAL VALID WHEN RESPONDING TO A VIEWER ON TWITTER

FANS AND CRITICS ARE EXAMINING THE SHOW'S PORTRAYAL OF THE FOUNDING FATHERS IN REGARD TO THEIR USE OF SLAVERY AS IT DRAWS HUGE NUMBERS MIRANDA SAYS HE DID HIS BEST TO FIT AS MUCH AS HE COULD INTO THAT TWO AND A HALF HOUR MUSICAL >> MAYBE THERE'S A PART TWO RIGHT THERE THAT HE MAY START RIGH WRITING NOW MIGHT AS WELL >> IT IS IMPORTANT, EVERY SINGLE FOUNDING FATHER THAT'S PORTRAYED IN THAT IS A PERSON OF COLOR >> YES YES

>> YOU KNOW, SO HE DID BREAK SOME BOUNDARIES DOING THAT DOING SOMETHING NEW, YOU KNOW? >> MAYBE, THERE WILL BE SOME KIND OF PART TWO YOU KNOW, SPUR THAT THE WORLD'S FASTEST MAN HUSSEIN BOLT PUBLICLY REVEAL THEIR DAUGHTER'S NAME AND OLYMPIA LIGHTNING BOLT BORN ABOUT THREE WEEKS AGO, THE COUPLE WAITED UNTIL HER BIRTHDAY TO SHARE THE NEWS ON INSTAGRAM AND TWITTER IT'S APPROPRIATE BECAUSE HER 2-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER'S NAMED ALEXIS OLYMPIA >>> THIS MORNING ANOTHER STAGGERING MILESTONE THE US SURPASSES 3 MILLION CASES OF CORONAVIRUS WITH 37 STATES SEEING A RISE IN POSITIVE RESULTS

THE SURGE PUTTING A STRAIN ON TESTING AND CAUSING MAJOR SHORTAGES >> THE SHOCKING CELL PHONE VIDEO PHOENIX POLICE OPENING FIRE ON A PARKED CAR THE MAN INSIDE KILLED HIS SUPPORTERS SAY POLICE AREN'T TELLING THE FULL STORY THE GROWING OUTRAGE >> OVERNIGHT, FIRST THE TEACHER WHO GOT NATIONAL ATTENTION WITH A STUDENT MARY KAYLE LATERNAEU HAS DIED >> HOW CLEAN IS THE AIR YOU BREATHE IN AN AIRPLANE THE SURPRISING NEW RESULT "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >>> GOOD MORNING, I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA

IT WAS ANNOUNCED FORMER TEACHER MARY KAYE LATERNO HAS DIED AFTER A BATTLE WITH COLON CANCER SHE CAPTURED HEADLINES FOR HER ILL IS IT AFFAIR WITH A STUDENT SHE WAS FOUND GUILTY OF RAPPING BILLY FALEAU AND HAD HIS CHILD AND MARRIED HIM AFTER SHE GOT OUT OF JAIL THEY HAD ANOTHER CHILD AND SEPARATED IT IN 2017 THE FATHER CARED FOR HER DURING THE FINAL MONTH OF HER LIFE MARY KAY WAS 58 YEARS OLD >> TURNING TO THE LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CORONAVIRUS CASES IN THE UNITED STATES IS NOW OVER 3 MILLION

THAT GRIM MILESTONE WAS REACHED AS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FORMALLY GAVE NOTICE TO WITHDRAW FROM THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION OVER ITS RESPONSE TO COVID THE COUNTRY THAT IS SECOND TO AMERICA IN THE NUMBER OF INFECTIONS IS BRAZIL THE GOVERNMENT HAS STOPPED REPORTING ACCURATE NUMBERS, BUT AT LEAST 65,000 BRAZILIANS HAVE DIED FROM THE VIRUS AND AFTER DOWNPLAYING THE RISK, PRESIDENT JAIR BOLSONARO REVEALED HE TESTED POSITIVE WHILE SPEAKING WITH REPORTERS ABOUT HIS TEST RESULT, BOLSONARO REMOVED HIS MASK AND SAID THAT HE IS FINE >> MASK REQUIREMENTS IN THE US HAVE LED TO A LOT OF OUTBURSTS IN STORES

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS ONE FROM A COSTCO IN FLORIDA >> BACK OFF! >> THE PERSON FILMING THIS SAYS THAT THAT MAN GOT AGGRESSIVE AFTER BEING ASKED BY AN ELDERLY WOMAN ABOUT WEARING A MASK AN INSURANCE COMPANY TWEETED THAT HE HAS SINCE BEEN FIRED A TRADE ASSOCIATION REPRESENTING MAJOR RETAILERS LIKE WALMART AND TARGET ARE ASKING GOVERNORS TO REQUIRE MASKS STATEWIDE THEY SAY THE DIFFERENCES IN LOCAL RULES ARE FUELING THIS CONFUSION >> FEDERAL HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE CREATING SURGE TESTING SPOTS WITH A GOAL OF TESTING 5,000 PEOPLE A DAY IN HOT SPOTS WHERE THE SPREAD IS OUT OF CONTROL HERE'S NBC'S MIGUEL ALMAGUER >> Reporter: IN JUST THIS FIRST WEEK OF JULY, A STACGGERING NEW RECORD OF INFECTIONS, MORE THAN 3 MILLION CASES >> WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF ROOM >> Reporter: TEXAS, ARIZONA AND FLORIDA ARE SEEING A STRAIN ON I

CU BEDS THE SICKEST WHO ARRIVE MAY NEVER LEAVE >> THESE PATIENTS WHEN THEY COME IN, IF YOU DON'T HUG YOUR FAMILY MEMBER LIKE RIGHT THEN, WHO IS TO SAY YOU'RE GOING TO BE HUG THEM AGAIN >> Reporter: WITH NEW CASES CLIMBING IN 37 STATES, THIS SCENE ACROSS THE COUNTRY HECTOR SALAZAR SLEEPING IN HIS CAR OVERNIGHT TO BE TESTED >> IN THE LAST THREE DAYS THAT I CAME, I GOT THE LINE LIKE 50 OR 60 CARS AND NO CHANCE

>> Reporter: THE NATION'S LARGEST TESTING SITE, DODGER STADIUM, SHUTDOWN FOR DAYS LINES FORMED AT DAWN IN NEW ORLEANS, BUT TESTS RAN OUT 5 MINUTES AFTER DOORS OPENED IN PHOENIX WHERE THE TEMPERATURE SOARED INTO THE TRIPLE DIGITS, IT CAN TAKE EIGHT HOURS TO GET A TEST, AND TEN BUSINESS DAYS TO GET RESULTS >> WE ASK FOR A LITTLE UNDERSTANDING AND PATIENCE >> Reporter: MANY OF THE INFECTED ARE ASYMPTOMATIC, LIKE TH ATALANTA'S MAYOR WHO HAS NO IDEA HOW SHE CAUGHT IT >> WE'VE TAKEN ALL THE PRECAUTIONS YOU CAN POSSIBLY TAKE >> Reporter: AS CALIFORNIA SOARS ABOVE 275,000 CASES, OVERWHELMED HOSPITALS IN THE SOUTHERN END OF THE STATE ARE MOVING PATIENTS SEVEN HOURS AWAY IT COMES AS VACCINE MAKER NOVAVAX SAYS THE GOVERNMENT WILL PAY THEM $16 BILLION TO EXPEDITE 100 MILLION DOSES OF A COVID VACCINE BY EARLY NEXT YEAR BIOTECH COMPANY REGENERON IS NOW BEGINNING LATE-STAGE CLINICAL TRIALS OF AN ANTIBODY COCKTAIL TO PREVENT AND TREAT THE DISEASE BUT IN STATEN ISLAND, 60-YEAR-OLD SYLVESTER FLORES BEAT COVID ON HIS OWN, RELEASED AFTER THREE MONTHS IN THE HOSPITAL >> 93 DAYS IS SOMETHING WE CAN'T IMAGINE

>> Reporter: FOR ONE FAMILY, A HAPPY HOMECOMING, WHILE SO MANY OTHERS ARE STILL IN THE FIGHT OF THEIR LIVES ACROSS THE NATION, TESTING REMAINS A BIG CONCERN NOT JUST THE LONG LINES, BUT THE LENGTHY AMOUNT OF TIME IT CAN TAKE TO GET RESULTS BACK FRANCES? >> OKAY, MIGUEL, THANK YOU >> IT'S A QUESTION ON EVERY PARENT'S MIND RIGHT NOW WILL THEIR KIDS RETURN TO THE CLASSROOM THIS FALL? PRESIDENT TRUMP IS READY TO END THAT DEBATE, VOWING TO PRESSURE STATES TO REOPEN SCHOOLS, EVEN AS CORONAVIRUS CASES HIT RECORD HIGHS IN THE US OUR CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT ALICE BARR JOINING US NOW WITH MORE ALICE, GOOD MORNING

THIS IS TYPICALLY AN ISSUE LEFT TO GOVERNORS AND LOCAL LEADERS >> Reporter: YES, PHILLIP THIS IS THE KIND OF BACK AND FORTH WE'VE SEEN THROUGH THE PANDEMIC PRESIDENT TRUMP FREQUENTLY TRYING TO ASSERT HIS POWER, SAYING, YOU KNOW, EARLIER IN THIS FIGHT THAT HE HAD THE ULTIMATE AUTHORITY IN MAKING DECISIONS OVER WHAT HAPPENS AT THE STATE LEVEL THAT WAS FOR REOPENING BUSINESSES BUT FOR SCHOOLS THERE IS EVEN MORE, YOU KNOW, LAYERS OF BUREAUCRACY INVOLVED HERE YOU HAVE NOT JUST THE GOVERNORS, BUT YOU HAVE EACH INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT IS MAKING WRENCHING DECISIONS ABOUT HOW TO SAFELY REOPEN, THINGS LIKE HOW TO DISTANCE KIDS IN THE CLASSROOM, HOW TO DISTANCE THEM ON SCHOOL BUSES PRESIDENT TRUMP, THOUGH, HAS BEEN VERY CLEAR THAT HE WANTS KIDS BACK IN THE CLASSROOM FOR ONE THING IT'S DIFFICULT FOR PARENTS TO GO BACK TO WORK WHEN THEIR KIDS ARE STILL AT HOME SO THAT'S CENTRAL TO HIS MESSAGE OF REOPENING THE ECONOMY BUT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS ALSO SAYING THAT THE RISKS FOR CHILDREN IN TERMS OF SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL DRAWBACKS ARE GREATER THAN POTENTIALLY THE VIRUS ITSELF IF THEY REMAIN OUT OF THE CLASSROOM THE AMERICAN AECADEMY OF PEDIATRICS HAS RECOMMENDED KIDS GO BACK TO SCHOOL IN PERSON IF POSSIBLE BUT DURING AN EVENT ON THIS TOPIC YESTERDAY, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DID NOT OFFER ANY CONCRETE POLICIES OR CRITICALLY ANY NEW FUNDING TO HELP SCHOOLS RESTRUCTURE AND REOPEN SAFELY

DESPITE THAT, HERE IS WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID ABOUT HOW HE IS GOING TO PRESS INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND STATES TO REOPEN >> WE HOPE THAT MOST SCHOOLS ARE GOING TO BE OPEN WE DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO MAKE POLITICAL STATEMENTS OR DO IT FOR POLITICAL REASONS I THINK IT'S GOOD TO BE GOOD FOR THEM POLITICALLY SO THEY KEEP THE SCHOOLS CLOSED NO WAY SO WE ARE VERY MUCH GOING TO PUT PRESSURE ON GOVERNORS AND EVERYBODY ELSE TO OPEN THE SCHOOLS TO GET THEM OPEN, AND IT'S VERY IMPORTANT IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR OUR COUNTRY IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE WELL-BEING OF THE STUDENT AND THE PARENTS SO WE'RE GOING TO BE PUTTING A LOT OF PRESSURE ON OPEN YOUR SCHOOLS IN THE FALL

>> I THINK WHAT WE'RE CREATING IS GOING TO BE MASS CHAOS AS SCHOOLS BEGIN TO REOPEN >> Reporter: AND EACH DISTRICT IS COMING UP WITH ITS OWN APPROACH IN FLORIDA, WHERE CASES HAVE BEEN SOARING, THE GOVERNOR ANNOUNCED THAT HE WANTS KIDS BACK IN THE CLASSROOM FULL TIME STARTING IN AUGUST MANY OTHER DISTRICTS ARE LOOKING AT SORT OF A HYBRID APPROACH WHERE THERE WOULD BE SOME ONLINE EDUCATION AND SOME IN-PERSON, BUT AGAIN, IT'S JUST WRENCHING DECISIONS THAT EACH INDIVIDUAL IS TRYING TO MAKE AND A PATCHWORK OF CHALLENGES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY >> PATCHWORK IS A GOOD WAY TO PUT IT ALICE BARR FOR US THANK YOU, ALICE >> THERE IS OUTRAGE IN PHOENIX AFTER AN OFFICER SHOT AND KILLED A MAN IN A PARKED CAR THE LATEST INCIDENT SPARKING OUTRAGE OVER POLICE TACTICS

THE VIDEO IS DISTURBING >> Reporter: FRANCES, THE PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT IS FACING MOUNTING SCRUTINY AFTER ANOTHER OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING DEATH THE TENSE CONFRONTATION CAPTURED ON A BYSTANDER'S CELL PHONE CAMERA ON THE 4th OF JULY >> DON'T SHOOT" >> Reporter: OFFICERS SHOUTING INTO A PARKED CAR AND FIRING A BARRAGE OF BULLETS [ GUNSHOTS ] [ BLEEP ] >> Reporter: THE VIDEO DOESN'T CLEARLY SHOW WHAT HAPPENED IN THE MOMENTS BEFORE THE GUNFIRE OR WHAT ELSE LED UP TO THE INCIDENT BUT THE MAN INSIDE THAT CAR, 28-YEAR-OLD JAMES GARCIA, DIED >> THE OFFICERS DID NOT HAVE A WARRANT AND APPROACHED HIM IN THE CARA TATSUMAING HE WAS SOMEONE HE WASN'T >> Reporter: PHOENIX POLICE SAY THEY WERE RESPONDING TO A 911 CALLER WHO SAID SOMEONE WAS THREATENING HIM WITH A KNIFE >> YEAH, HE TRIED TO KILL ME >> Reporter: POLICE SAY THE CALLER DIRECTED THEM TO A HOUSE AND ONCE THEY ARRIVED, THEY SPOKE WITH SEVERAL PEOPLE INCLUDING GARCIA, ASKING FOR TEN MINUTES TO LEAVE HIS CAR SO THEY COULD SECURE THE SCENE >> THAT'S WHEN MR GARCIA DECIDED THAT HE WAS NOT GOING TO INTERACT WITH OFFICERS ANY MORE, AND HE ROLLED HIS WINDOW THAT'S WHEN HE ARMED HIMSELF WITH A's GUN >> Reporter: POLICE SAY GARCIA POINTED THE GUN AT AN OFFICER

THE DEPARTMENT HAS ONLY RELEASED HIS BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE FROM AN OFFICER WHO ARRIVED AFTER THE SHOOTING AND RETRIEVED A WEAPON FROM THE CAR >> THE GUN IS SECURE >>> WASN'T THERE SOME OTHER WAY TO HANDLE THIS THAT INVOLVED DE-ESCALATION? >> ONCE AGAIN, THOSE ARE THINGS THAT ARE GOING TO BE LOOKED AT WHEN THE INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETE >> Reporter: PROTESTERS AND GARCIA'S FAMILY ARE DEMANDING ANSWERS >> PLEASE, LET ME GET JUSTICE FOR MY BROTHER >> Reporter: THE PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT NOW SAYS IT CAN'T LOCATE THE ORIGINAL 911 CALLER AND IT DID NOT FIND A KNIFE INSIDE CA GARCIA'S CAR FRANCES? >> GABE, THANK YOU >> NEW DETAILS IN THE CASE OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN'S ALLEGED ACCOMPLICE AS GHISLAINE MAXWELL GETSD READY FOR HER ARRAIGNMENT NEXT WEEK, THEY ARE DEMANDING EPSTEIN'S ESTATE PAY FOR HER LEGAL FEES THE CASE IS DELAYED TILL SEPTEMBER IN A SEPARATE CASE, DEUTSCHE BANK WAS HIT WITH A $150 MILLION PENALTY FINE THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES SAID IT FAILED TO MONITOR SUSPICIOUS ACCOUNT ACTIVITY ON HIS ACCOUNT IT ALLEGES MONEY LAUNDERING LINKED TO TWO OTHER BANKS

>> WE ARE NOW HERE MID WEEK LET'S GET A CHECK OF OUR WEATHER WITH NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB TO SEE HOW HOT IT'S GOING TO GET IN MOST OF THE COUNTRY >> YEAH, IT'S STILL VERY STEAMY ACROSS TWO-THIRDS OF THE NATION AND TEMPERATURES ARE WELL ABOVE AVERAGE NEARLY 25 DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE IN SOME SPOTS AND THAT'S GOING TO SPARK UP THE STORMS THAT WE'RE SEEING PRETTY CONTINUOUSLY FOR THE NORTHERN PLAINS INTO THE MIDWEST, AND THAT WILL CONTINUE ALL THE WAY TO TOMORROW AFTERNOON

ALSO WATCHING TROPICAL DEVELOPMENT OFF THE CAROLINA COAST FOR THE NEXT FIVE TO SIX DAYS THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY NOW HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD >>> TODAY ALL OF THE SUNSHINE, 95 DEGREES, BUT THE HEAT INDEX NEAR 105 IN SOME SPOTS FOR DETROIT ALL THE WAY TO NORTHEAST OHIO, MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES, LOW 90s >>> SO WE'RE GOING TO SEE SOME RELIEF FROM THE 90s TODAY THAT'S COMING UP >> I WANT TO HEAR ALL ABOUT THAT, JANESSA THANK YOU >> ON TUESDAY FORMER PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER CELEBRATED ANOTHER MILESTONE, HIS 74th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

JIMMY AND ROSELYN CARTER HAD BEEN MARRIED FOR 26,765 DAYS, MAKING THEM THE LONGEST MARRIED PRESIDENTIAL COUPLE IN AMERICAN HISTORY THE CARTERS GREW UP TOGETHER IN PLAINS, GEORGIA, AND WERE MARRIED IN 1946 AFTER JIMMY GRADUATED FROM THE US NAVAL ACADEMY CARTER IS ALSO OUR OLDEST LIVING PRESIDENT AS FAR AS ALL THE MILESTONES THEY'RE HAVING AND THEY KEEP GOING AT IT, MAKING ALL THESE FAMILIES SO HAPPY WITH THE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY >> >>> BREAKING NEWS OVERNIGHT, A HEALTH SCARE FOR CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS A SUPREME COURT SPOKESWOMAN REVEALED LAST NIGHT THE 65-YEAR-OLD WAS HOSPITALIZED LAST MONTH AFTER FALLING AND INJURING HIS HEAD WHILE OUT ON A WALK NEAR HIS HOME THE INJURY NEEDED SUTURES

THE CHIEF JUSTICE STAYED A NIGHT IN THE HOSPITAL OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION ROBERTS HAS SUFFERED FROM SEIZURES IN THE PAST BUT THEY BELIEVE IT WAS LIGHTHEADEDNESS CAUSED BY DEHYDRATION >> MORE AND MORE AMERICANS ARE GETTING BACK IN THE AIR THESE DAYS, BUT MANY ARE WONDERING JUST WHAT IS IN THE AIR THAT THEY BREATHE IN THOSE AIRPLANE CABINS NBC'S BLAYNE ALEXANDER TAKES US BEHIND THE SCENES >> Reporter: AS MORE PEOPLE GET BACK ON BOARD WITH AIR TRAVEL, SO MANY ARE WONDERING HOW SAFE IS THE AIR INSIDE THE PLANE HERE'S HOW IT WORKS INSIDE THE CABIN, AIR FLOWS FROM TOP TO BOTTOM, NOT SIDE TO SIDE BETWEEN PASSENGERS, MEANING IT COMES IN FROM THE VENTS ABOVE AND IS SUCKED OUT THROUGH VENTS IN THE FLOOR IT'S RUN THROUGH HEAVY GRADE HELP A FILTERS SIMILAR TO THOSE USED IN HOSPITALS WHICH PULL OUT 99% OF PARTICLES THAT FILTERED AIR IS MIXED WITH FRESH AIR FROM OUTSIDE ON DELTA AIRLINES, THEY ARE CHANGING THOSE FILTERS TWICE AS OFTEN AS RECOMMENDED >> YOU MAY NOTICE IT'S DIRTY ON THE TOP WHERE THE AIR HAS FLOWN INTO THE FILTER, BUT IT WILL BE CLEAN ON THE BOTTOM SIDE >> Reporter: AND WHAT DOES THAT SHOW US? >> IT SHOWS US THAT THE FILTER IS WORKING >> Reporter: AND OWN EVERY AIRLINE, THE AN ENTIRELY NEW BATCH OF AIR FLOWS INTO THE CABIN 2 TO 4 MINUTES >> THE AIR QUALITY IS QUITE GOOD ON AN AIRPLANE, BETTER THAN YOU'D FIND IN MOST INDOOR ENVIRONMENTS >> Reporter: THE AIR ON THE AIRPLANE IS CLEANER THAN YOU WOULD FIND INSIDE OF A GROCERY STORE? >> YEAH, IT'S CLEANER THAN PROBABLY MOST PEOPLE'S HOMES OR IN SCHOOLS >> Reporter: HARVARD RESEARCHER DR

JOSEPH ALLEN STUDIES AIRPLANE AIR QUALITY >>> DOES THE FACT I'M SITTING IN SUCH CLOSE PROXIMITY TO SOMEBODY ALMOST KIND OF TAKE AWAY THE BENEFIT THAT YOU GET FROM CLEAN AIR? >> IT DOESN'T NECESSARILY TAKE AWAY THE BENEFIT OF CLEAN AIR, BUT CERTAINLY WE CAN'T DO ALL THE PHYSICAL DISTANCING WE'D WANT TO ON AN AIRPLANE >> Reporter: THAT'S WHY OTHER PRECAUTIONS ARE SO CRUCIAL HERE ON THE DELTA PLANE, WHAT YOU'RE WATCHING BEHIND ME IS AN SANITIZATION SPRAY CREWS COME ON BOARD AND SPRAY DOWN THE ENTIRE AIRCRAFT BETWEEN EVERY SINGLE FLIGHT EVERY SURFACE WIPED DOWN MASKS REQUIRED HOPING T >>> A MAN IN PHOENIX IS BEING HAILED A HERO AFTER HE SPRUNG INTO ACTION AND CAUGHT A 3-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO WAS DROPPED FROM A BURNING APARTMENT BUILDING THE BOY'S MOTHER WHO DIED IN THAT FIRE TOSSED HIM OFF THE BALCONY AS SMOKE AND FLAMES ENGULFED THE APARTMENT POLICE SAY THE TODDLER ALONG ABOUT HIS 8-YEAR-OLD SISTER SUFFERED BURNS AND ARE IN SERIOUS CONDITION >> LET'S TURN TO NBC'S METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB AND LEARN ABOUT THE RELIEF SO MANY OF US ARE WAITING FOR HI AGAIN >> GOOD MORNING TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO TO ROAR THE FEELS LIKE TEMPERATURE IS 105, 115 IN SOME SPOTS THE NORTHEAST, LOOK AT THIS

A DRAMATIC CHANGE THEY'RE BACK INTO THE LOWER TO MID 70s THE HUMIDITY WILL DIE DOWN BUT CAROLINA AND CHICAGO STILL IN THE 90s TRY NOT TO COMPLAIN IT COULD SNOW ANY DAY NOW

>>> YOU'RE HAVING MULTIPLES I SAID, GREAT, TWINS, I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TWINS >> I'M THINKING, TRIPLETTS ARE GOING TO BE HARD WORK THEN HE SAID FOUR OKAY, FIVE >> YEP AND THERE'S A SIXTH

>> SOUNDS LIKE LeBRON, DWYANE WADE, IT NEVER HAPPENED A GROUP OF SEXTUPLETS IN KANSAS HAVE GRANT, ETHAN, DANIEL, DANIELLE, SEAN AND JC THEY ARE GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL THEY'RE THE ONLY SEXTUPLETS SCHOOLS CLOSED EARLY ON, BUT >>> NBC NEWS HAS OBTAINED A COPY OF THE NEW TELL-ALL BUT PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NIECE BEFORE IT HITS THE SHELVES, WHICH THE TRUMP FAMILY SUED TO STOP

IN IT, MARY TRUMP, WHO IS A PHD CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, SAYS HER UNCLE'S PATHOLOGIES ARE SO COMPLEX AND HIS BEHAVIOR SO OFTEN INEXPLICABLE, COMING UP WITH AN ACCURATE AND COMPREHENSIVE DIAGNOSIS WOULD REQUIRE A FULL BATTERY OF PSYCHOLOGICAL AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS HE'LL NEVER SIT FOR SHE ALSO CLAIMS HE PAID A FRIEND TO TAKE HIS SA

T SO HE COULD GET INTO THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA SHE SAID IF TRUMP IS AFFORDED A SECOND TERM, IT WOULD BE THE END OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THAT THE BOOK IS FULL OF FALSEHOODS AND DENIES THAT THE PRESIDENT PAID SOMEONE TO TAKE HIS SAT

s >> NOW TOA BLOCK BUSTER TRIAL INVOLVING HOLLYWOOD ACTOR JOHNNY DEPP, THE STAR IS SUING BRITISH NEWSPAPER THE STAR — THE SUN, EXCUSE ME, AND THE PUBLISHER FOR LIBEL OVER A 2018 ARTICLE THAT CALLED HIM A WIFE BEATER EX-ACTRESS AMBER HEARD WAS ALSO IN COURT HEADLINING THE EXPLOSIVE DETAILS, THINGS ARE REALLY HITTING THE FAN WHEN IT COMES TO THESE ALLEGATIONS >> Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT, FRANCES NOW, THAT'S A HOLLYWOOD BLOCK BUSTER, ONE SAYS ANOTHER SAYING, BLOOD FEUD AND "AMBER CUT OFF MY FINGERTIP WE'LL GET TO THAT IN A SECOND

NO DOUBT IT SEEMS LIKE A VOLATILE RELATIONSHIP THE QUESTION IS WHO WAS THE INSTIGATOR OF VIOLENCE IN THIS MARRIAGE JOHNNY DEPP SUING THE SUN FOR CALLING HIM A WIFE BEATER HE SAID HE'S NOT HIS SOUTHERN UPBRINGING WOULD NOT ALLOW THAT HIS EX-WIFE WAS DIRECTING ABUSE SHE PUNCHED HIM REPEATEDLY IN THE FACE ON A PRIVATE JET MAKING HIM LOCK HIMSELF IN THE BATHROOM AND SHE SEVERED PART OF HIS FINGER WHEN SHE THREW A BOTTLE OF VODKA AT HIM SHE CLAIMS HE DID IT WHEN HE SMASHED HIS FINGER AGAINST THE WALL WITH A PHONE

HIS FRIENDSHIPS WITH HUNTER S THOMPSON AND KEITH RICHARDS, AND ALSO MARILYN MANSON BUT THE ONE EXPLOSIVE THING IN COURT THAT IS ACTUALLY QUITE DISGUSTING, HE SAYS HE KNEW THE MARRIAGE WAS OVER WHEN HE FOUND FECES IN HIS BED, POSSIBLY FROM HEARD OR ONE OF HIS FRIENDS WHICH SHE SAYS SHE CALLED A PRACTICAL JOKE HE SAID HE KNEW THE MARRIAGE WAS OVER SO THIS IS JUST DAY ONE OF WHAT IS EXPECTED TO BE A THREE-WEEK TRIAL WE EXPECT TO HEAR MORE TESTIMONY FROM DEP TODAY IN THE HIGH COURT FRANCES? A ALL LEVELS OF DISTURBING WHEN IT COMES TO WHAT'S COMING OUT ON DAY ONE

CHAPMAN, THANK YOU >> MY GOODNESS >> MY GOODNESS IS RIGHT >> WE WILL BE FOLLOWING THAT FOR YOU >> SURE WILL THANKS FOR STARTING YOUR MORNING WITH US ON "EARLY TODAY I'M FRANCES RIVE >>> THE US

HAS OFFICIALLY RACED PAST 3 MILLION CASES OF CORONAVIRUS STATES FACING A GROWING SHORTAGE OF TESTS BUT MANY ARE ASKING WHY THE DEATH RATE REMAINS LOW >>> BREAKING OVERNIGHT MARY KAY LATERNO, THE TEACHER, HAS DIED DETAILS JUST AHEAD >> POLICE HAVE IDENTIFIED A PERSON OF INTEREST IN THE SHOO SHOOTING DEATH OF A GIRL ON FOURTH OF JULY >> "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA

>> I'M FRANCES RIVERA WE'LL HAVE THE LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUS JUST AHEAD BUT FIRST, BREAKING OVERNIGHT SHE WAS THE FORMER SEATTLE TEACHER WHOSE CASE CAPTURED NATIONAL INFAMY SHE HAS DIED AFTER A SIX-MONTH BATTLE WITH COLON CANCER SHE HAD HIS CHILD WHILE IN PRISON AND AFTER SERVING SEVEN YEARS BEHIND BARS, THEY MARRIED AND HAD ANOTHER CHILD THEN, JUST SHY OF THEIR 12-YEAR ANNIVERSARY, THE TWO SEPARATED IN 2017

ACCORDING TO HER ATTORNEY PHILAO CARED FOR HER DURING THE FINAL MONTH OF HER LIFE MARY KAY WAS 58 YEARS OLD >> LET'S TURN NOW TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC AND TROUBLING NEW MILESTONES IN THE UNITED STATES MORE THAN 3 MILLION CASES OF COVID-19 HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED IN THE US

AND FOR THE FIRST TIME, TEXAS RECORDED OVER 10,000 NEW CASES IN A SINGLE DAY GAVE FORMAL NOTICE TO WITHDRAWAL FROM THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION PRESIDENT TRUMP'S BEEN CRITICAL OF THE GROUP'S RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC >> THE COUNTRY THAT IS SECOND TO AMERICA IN THE NUMBER OF INFECTIONS IS BRAZIL OVER 65,000 BRAZILIANS HAVE DIED FROM CORONAVIRUS PRESIDENT BOLSONARO REVEALED THAT HE TESTED POSITIVE, AFTER DOWNPLAYING THE RISK WHILE SPEAKING WITH REPORTERS ABOUT HIS POSITIVE RESULT, BOLSONARO REMOVED HIS MASK AND SAID THAT HE IS FINE >> MASK REQUIREMENTS, HERE, IN THE US

, HAVE LED TO A LOT OF OUTBURSTS IN STORES TAKE A LOOK AT THIS ONE FROM A COSTCO IN FLORIDA >> I FEEL THREATENED BACK OFF THREATEN ME AGAIN! >> THE PERSON FILMING THIS SAYS THAT THE MAN GOT AGGRESSIVE, AFTER BEING ASKED BY AN ELDERLY WOMAN ABOUT WEARING A MASK AN INSURANCE COMPANY TWEETED THAT HE HAS SINCE BEEN FIRED A TRADE ASSOCIATION REPRESENTING MAJOR RETAILERS, LIKE WALMART AND TARGET, ARE ASKING GOVERNORS TO REQUIRE MASKS, STATEWIDE THEY SAY DIFFERENCES IN LOCAL RULES ARE FUELING THIS CONFUSION >>> FEDERAL HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE CREATING SURGE TESTING SPOTS WITH THE GOAL OF TESTING 5,000 PEOPLE A DAY IN HOTSPOTS WHERE THE SPREAD IS OUT OF CONTROL HERE'S NBC'S MIGUEL ALMAGUER >> Reporter: IN JUST THIS FIRST WEEK OF JULY, A STRAGERRING NEW RECORD NUMBER OF INFECTIONS

MORE THAN 380,000 CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS >> FRANKLY, WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF ROOM >> HOSPITALS IN HOTSPOTS ARE AT A NEAR BREAKING POINT TEXAS, FLORIDA, AND ARIZONA, SEEING A SURGE IN PATIENTS AND A STRAIN ON ICU BEDS THE SICKEST WHO ARRIVE MAY NEVER LEAVE >> THESE PATIENTS, WHEN THEY COME IN, IF YOU DON'T HUG YOUR — YOUR — YOUR FAMILY MEMBER, LIKE, RIGHT THEN, WHO'S TO SAY YOU'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO HUG THEM AGAIN? >> WITH NEW CASES CLIMBING IN 37 STATES, THIS SCENE, ACROSS THE COUNTRY

HECTOR SALAZAR SLEEPING IN HIS CAR OVERNIGHT TO BE TESTED >> IN THE LAST THREE DAYS THAT I COMING, I GOT THE LINES, LIKE, A 50 OR 60 CARS AND NO CHANCE >> THE NATION'S LARGEST TESTING SITE, DODGER STADIUM, SHUT DOWN FOR DAYS LINES FORMED AT DAWN IN NEW ORLEANS, BUT TESTS RAN OUT FIVE MINUTES AFTER DOORS OPENED IN PHOENIX, WHERE THE TEMPERATURES SOARED INTO THE TRIPLE DIGITS, IT CAN TAKE EIGHT HOURS TO GET A TEST AND TEN BUSINESS DAYS TO GET RESULTS >> WE ASK FOR A LITTLE UNDERSTANDING AND PATIENCE >> MANY OF THE INFECTED ARE ASYMPTOMATIC, LIKE ATLANTA'S MAYOR, WHO HAS NO IDEA WHERE OR HOW SHE CAUGHT COVID

>> I THINK IT REALLY SPEAKS TO HOW CONTAGIOUS THIS VIRUS IS AND WE'VE TAKEN ALL OF THE PRECAUTIONS THAT YOU CAN POSSIBLY TAKE >> AS CALIFORNIA SOARS ABOVE 275,000 CASES, OVERWHELMED HOSPITALS IN THE SOUTHERN END OF THE STATE ARE MOVING PATIENTS SEVEN HOURS AWAY IT COMES AS VACCINE MAKER NOVAVAX SAYS THE GOVERNMENT WILL PAY THEM $16 BILLION TO EXPEDITE 100 MILLION DOSES OF A COVID VACCINE BY NEXT YEAR BIOTECH COMPANY REGENERON IS NOW BEGINNING LATE-STAGE CLINICAL TRIALS OF AN ANTIBODY COCKTAIL TO TREAT THE DISEASE 60-YEAR-OLD SYLVESTER FLOREZ BEAT COVID ON HIS OWN RELEASED AFTER 93 DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL >> WE'RE BAFFLED BUT WE'RE ALL HERE THANKING GOD

>> FOR ONE FAMILY, A HAPPY HOMECOMING WHILE SO MANY OTHERS ARE IN THE FIGHT OF THEIR LIVES ACROSS THE NATION, TESTING REMAINS A BIG CONCERN NOT JUST THE LONG LINES BUT THE LENGTHY AMOUNT OF TIME IT CAN TAKE TO GET RESULTS BACK FRANCES >> MIG EL, THANK YOU >> WITH COVID-19 CASES SURGING IN THE U

S, PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND POLITICIANS ARE STILL DEBATING OVER SENDING KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL AND HOW TO KEEP THEM SAFE PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS HE WILL PRESSURE GOVERNORS TO REOPEN SCHOOLS IN THE FALL, WHILE FLORIDA IS SET TO START IN-PERSON CLASSES NEXT MONTH HERE IS NBC'S CATIE BECK >> A NEW STATE ORDER NOW DIRECTING FLORIDA SCHOOLS TO REOPEN THEIR DOORS NEXT MONTH, DESPITE THE SPIKE IN CASES THAT HAS PARTS OF THE STATE TIGHTENING RESTRICTIONS ON BUSINESSES >> ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT HEALTH CONCERNS WITH THEM SENDING THEM BACK TO SCHOOL >> I AM VERY WORRIED AT SAFETY I'M WORRIED ANBOUT THE SAFETY OF THE KIDS >> THE ORDER LEAVES ROOM FOR DISTRICTS TO DECIDE

IN NEARBY BROWARD COUNTY, THE SUPERINTENDENT SAYS RETURNING IN AUGUST WITH FULL ENROLLMENT IS NOT REALISTIC >> WE WILL NEVER COMPROMISE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND STAFF THAT'S OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY PERIOD >> A RECENT SURVEY ASKED TEACHERS TO WEIGH IN 42% SUPPORT A HYBRID MODEL OF IN-PERSON AND DISTANCE LEARNING

29% SUPPORT ONLY DISTANCE LEARNING AND 21% WANT TO RETURN TO CLASS ADDITIONALLY, 45% OF EDUCATORS BELIEVE IF SCHOOLS DO NOT REOPEN, STUDENTS WILL CONTINUE TO FALL BEHIND, ACADEMICALLY >> I WILL RATHER LET THEM STAY, LET'S SAY, ONE WEEK IN A SCHOOL AND THEN, THE OTHER WEEK AT HOME >> A WHITE HOUSE MEETING CONVENED AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED MONDAY THAT SCHOOLS MUST OPEN IN THE FALL

>> WE WANT TO GET 'EM OPEN, QUICKLY, BEAUTIFULLY, IN THE FALL AND THE, AS YOU KNOW, THIS IS A DISEASE THAT'S A HORRIBLE DISEASE BUT YOUNG PEOPLE DO EXTRAORDINARILY WELL >> THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS PROMISED EXTRA FUNDS TO MAKE SCHOOLS SAFE BUT STATE LEADERS WORRY THEY'RE NOT READY >> I THINK WHAT WE'RE CREATING IS — IS GOING TO BE MASS CHAOS AS SCHOOLS BEGIN TO REOPEN >> DESPITE HIS FEARS, RYAN O-QUINN SAYS HE IS PLANNING TO SEND HIS GIRLS BACK TO SCHOOL IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY >> I THINK DEVELOPING SOCIAL SKILLS IS AN IMPORTANT THING THAT YOU DO AT THIS AGE

AND I THINK THAT IT'S BEEN A REAL CHALLENGE FOR THEM >> AN ONGOING CHALLENGE TO KEEP, BOTH, LEARNING AND CHILDREN HEALTHY CATIE BECK, NBC NEWS, MIAMI >> NOW, TO BREAKING NEWS OVERNIGHT A HEALTH SCARE FOR CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS A SUPREME COURT SPOKESWOMAN REVEALED LAST NIGHT THE 65-YEAR-OLD WAS HOSPITALIZED LAST MONTH AFTER FALLING AND INJURING HIS HEAD WHILE OUT ON A WALK NEAR HIS HOME THE INJURY NEEDED SUTURES AND THE CHIEF JUSTICE STAYED THE NIGHT IN THE HOSPITAL OUT OF ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION ROBERTS HAD SUFFERED SEIZURES IN THE PAST

>> NBC NEWS HAS OBTAINED A COPY OF THE TELL ALL BY PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NIECE WHICH THE TRUMP FAMILY HAS SUED TO STOP MARY TRUMP, WHO IS A CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, SAYS HER UNCLE'S PATHOLOGIES ARE SO COMPLEX AND BEHAVIORS SO OFTEN INEXPLICABLE THAT COMING UP WITH AN ACCURATE AND COMPREHENSIVE DIAGNOSIS HE PAID A FRIEND TO TAKE HIS SATs SO HE COULD GET INTO UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA IF TRUMP IS AFFORDED A SECOND TERM, IT WOULD BE THE END OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY THE PRESIDENT SAYS THE BOOK IS FULL OF FALSEHOODS >> LET'S GET A CHECK OF OUR WEATHER WITH NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB TO SEE IF SOME PLACES ARE GOING TO SEE RELIEF FROM THE HEAT >> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE

RELIEF FROM THE HEAT IT'S NOT HAPPENING JUST YET AND UNFORTUNATELY IT'SSPARKING UP STORMS IT'S BEEN CONSISTENT THE LAST TWO DAYS AND WE ARE GOING TO HAVE AT LEAST ONE MORE DAY OF THESE STRONG STORMS ALSO, WATCHING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A POSSIBLE TROPICAL SYSTEM OUT TOWARD THE CAROLINAS WE'LL CONTINUE TO WATCH THIS DEVELOPMENT FOR THE NEXT FIVE DAYS SO FOR TODAY, 8 MILLION PEOPLE GOING TO BE IMPACTED FOR THE UPPER MIDWEST FOR SEVERE WEATHER THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD SO SHREVEPORT THIS AFTERNOON, RAIN IN THE FORECAST AND THESE STORMS, GOING TO CONTINUE TO MAKE ITS WAY ACROSS THE CAROLINAS INTO PARTS OF WASHINGTON, DC

EARLY THIS MORNING, THINGS WILL CLEAR OUT BY RICHMOND, 89 DEGREES TODAY BUT WE ARE, ALSO, SEEING TEMPERATURES WELL ABOVE AVERAGE BUT I DO SEE IN THE FORECAST, SOME RELIEF SHOW YOU THAT COMING UP >> LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT JANESSA, THANK YOU

>> RAISING YOUR CHILDREN WITH A DOG MIGHT HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THEIR BEHAVIOR A NEW STUDY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA AND THE TELETHON KIDS INSTITUTE FOUND YOUNG CHILDREN WHO COME FROM DOG-OWNING HOUSEHOLDS ARE BETTER BEHAVED THAN THEIR PEERS WHO GREW UP WITHOUT A DOG ACCORDING TO THE SURVEY WHICH SURVEYED OVER 1,600 PARENTS, KIDS WHO HAD DOGS WERE 34 TO 40% LESS LIKELY TO H FORMER PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER HIS WIFE ROSALYN CELEBRATED THEIR 74th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MAKING THEM THE LONGEST-MARRIED PRESIDENTIAL COUPLE IN AMERICAN HISTORY THE CARTERS GREW UP TOGETHER IN PLAINS, GEORGIA, AND THEY WERE MARRIED IN 1946 THEY SHARE FOUR CHILDREN, 12 GRANDCHILDREN, AND 14 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN

SO, WHEN YOU'RE MARRIED THAT LONG AND YOU LIVE THAT LONG, AND YOU'RE THE OLDEST LIVING PRESIDENT THERE ARE A WHOLE LOT OF THINGS TO CELEBRATE >> YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT THEY'RE STILL VERY ACTIVE AND STILL HELPING US OUT NOW, TO AN UPDATE IN THE FOURTH OF JULY SHOOTING DEATH OF 8-YEAR-OLD ZACK RYIA TURNER POLICE HAVE IDENTIFIED A PERSON OF INTEREST IN THE CASE AUTHORITIES RELEASED THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OF A MAN WALKING WITH WHAT THEY BELIEVE IS AN AR-15

THE 8-YEAR-OLD WAS SHOT WHEN HE FAMILY'S SUV APPROACHED A MAKESHIFT ROADBLOCK WITH NUMEROUS ARMED MEN AUTHORITIES ARE OFFERING A $20,000 FOR ANY INFORMATION IN THE CASE ALSO, ACCORDING TO PEOPLE, MEDIA MOGUL TYLER PERRY HAS OFFERED TO PAY FOR THE FUNERAL EXPENSES >> BEHIND THE STOP HATE FOR PROFIT ADVERTISER OF FACEBOOK CALLED THEIR MEETING WITH MARK ZUCKERBERG DISAPPOINTING THE SOCIAL NETWORK CEO AND OTHER EXECUTIVES SPOKE WITH LEADERS OF FOUR CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS IN AN ATTEMPT TO ADDRESS CONCERNS OVER ITS HATE SPEECH POLICIES FOLLOWING THE HOUR-LONG VIRTUAL MEETING, THE CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS SAID THEY SAW NO COMMITMENT TO ACTION OR ATTEMPT TO ADDRESS ALL THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS FACEBOOK RESPONDED WITH A STATEMENT WRITING, QUOTE, WE KNOW WE WI MULTIPLES I SAID, GREAT, TWINS I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TWINS >> I'M THINKING TRIPLETS ARE GOING TO BE HARD WORK

AND THEN, HE SAID FOUR OKAY, FIVE >> YEP AND THERE'S A SIXTH >> A GROUP OF SEXTUPLETS SIBLINGS IN KANSAS ARE CELEBRATING A MILESTONE GRANT, MELISSA, ETHAN, DANIEL, SHAWN, AND JC ARE ALL GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL AND THE SIX ARE KANSAS'S FIRST AND ONLY SEXTUPLETS ALTHOUGH THE PANDEMIC HAD CAUSED SCHOOLS TO CLOSE EARLY ON, FIVE OF THE SIBLINGS PLAN ON ATTENDING COLLEGE IN THE FALL >> GOD BLESS THEM

WHEN ALL THE TUITIONS COME UP, THE WEDDINGS, AND EVERYTHING ELSE >>> MOVING ON NOW TO OSCAR WINNER TOM HANKS WHO RETURNS TO THE SCREEN THIS WEEK WITH A NEW FILM PROJECT IT'S BEEN FOUR MONTHS AFTER HE AND HIS WIFE BECAME ILL WITH COVID-19 WHILE WORKING IN AUSTRALIA AND IN AN INTERVIEW WITH LESTER HOLT, HANKS OPENS UP ABOUT HIS ORDEAL AND TALKS ABOUT THE COUPLE'S RECOVERY >> WE WERE DONE WITH OUR — OUR DISCOMFORT, OUR SYMPTOMS, BACK IN — IN MARCH WE HAD VERY DIFFERENT SYMPTOMS THEY WERE NOT PLEASANT, I WILL TELL YOU BUT THEY WERE NOT LIFE-THREATENING, I WOULD SAY >> THE SURPRISING NEWS THAT TOM HANKS AND HIS WIFE RITA WILSON WERE SICK AND QUARANTINED WITH COVID-19 PUT A FAMILIAR FACE TO THE RAPIDLY EXPLODING VIRUS >> DID YOU FEEL, EVEN AS YOU WERE SUFFERING FROM THE SICKNESS, DID YOU FEEL THIS RESPONSIBILITY TO BE OPEN WITH PEOPLE ABOUT IT? >> WELL, WE THOUGHT THERE WAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE AWAY ANY SORT OF MYSTERY AND STIGMA WE WERE SURPRISED BECAUSE, LIKE MANY PEOPLE, WE FELT AS THOUGH WE WERE A LITTLE PUNKY BUT WE DIDN'T THINK THAT WE WERE GOING TO BE PART OF THE BEGINNINGS OF A WORLDWIDE PANDEMIC WE WERE CONCERNED IMMEDIATELY BECAUSE RITA'S — HAS SURVIVED BREAST CANCER

I HAVE TYPE 2 DIABETES >> Reporter: IN OUR INTERVIEW, HANKS REVEALED THE SURPRISING REASON THEY CAN'T FULLY PUT THE ORDEAL BEHIND THEM >> WE HAVE FOUND OUT THAT WE HAVE FEWER ANTIBODIES NOW, THAN WE DID AT THE GET GO SO THE — THE — THE — AS MANY PEOPLE ON TELEVISION NOW SAY, LESTER, I'M NOT A DOCTOR BUT, WHAT WE'VE BEEN TOLD IS THAT, AS THE ANTIBODIES BEGIN TO FADE, IT'S POSSIBLE THAT WE WILL, ONCE AGAIN, BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO CATCHING SOME FORM OF THE CORONAVIRUS AGAIN >> Reporter: APPROACHING 3 MILLION CASES IN THIS COUNTRY, DOES IT SHOCK YOU OR SURPRISE YOU THAT WE'RE DEBATING THINGS, LIKE WHETHER WE SHOULD WEAR MASKS OR NOT >> IT DISAPPOINTS ME I DON'T GET IT I COME FROM A GENERATION THAT WAS STILL LIVING WITH THE CREDO THAT THERE ARE — THERE IS A PART THAT WE CAN ALL PLAY, IN ANY FORM OF NATIONAL EFFORT I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS DOING AS LITTLE AS WEARING A MASK, SOCIAL DISTANCING, WASH YOUR HANDS, ENTERS INTO ANY KIND OF FRAY OF WHETHER OR NOT IT'S SOMETHING WE SHOULD ALL BE DOING, IN ORDER TO TAKE CARE OF OUR CITY AND OUR COMMUNITY AND EACH OTHER >> Reporter: THE LATEST FILM PROJECT FOR HANKS, WHOSE FASCINATION WITH WORLD WAR II IS WELL KNOWN, IS CALLED "G "GREYHOUND" ABOUT THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC, THE LONGEST CAMPAIGN OF THE WAR >> DO YOU FIND PARALLELS BETWEEN WHAT WE'RE GOING THROUGH NOW >> WE WERE NOT MAKING A MOVIE THAT WAS GOING TO, I THINK, BE ADDRESSING THE SOCIOLOGICAL FORCES BEHIND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, BUT IT TURNED OUT WE WERE THE THING ABOUT 1942 IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ATLANTIC WE HAVE CHARACTERS THAT HAVE NO IDEA HOW LONG THIS STRUGGLE IS GOING TO LAST

WHETHER THEY'RE GOING TO SURVIVE LONG ENOUGH IN ORDER TO SEE ITS CONCLUSION MORE THAN HALF THE WORLD NOW IS DEALING WITH COVID-19 WE HAVE NO IDEA WHEN IT IS GOING TO END AND I THINK THE PARALLELS ARE AS HUMANLY ACCURATE, RIGHT NOW, AS — AS THEY COULD POSSIBLY BE WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF A CRISIS >> THAT WAS PART OF LESTER'S CONVERSATION WITH TOM HANKS AND BECAUSE OF COVID, STILL STEAMY THE NEXT TWO DAYS BUT SOME RELIEF FOR TH >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES, TWO WHITE PEOPLE IN CALIFORNIA ARE FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES FOR DEFACING A BLACK LIVES MATTER MURAL

NICOLLE ANDERSON AND DAVID NELSON ARE BEING CHARGED WITH THREE MISDEMEANOR COUNTS, INCLUDING A HATE CRIME, AFTER BEING CAUGHT ON CAMERA BY A WITNESS USING BLACK PAINT TO COVER UP THE MURAL, WHICH WAS PERMITTED BY THE CITY THE MURAL WAS PAINTED ON JULY 4th, AND WAS VANDALIZED WITHIN AN HOUR OF ITS COMPLETION IF CONVICTED, THE TWO CAN FACE UP TO A YEAR IN COUNTY JAIL >> SINGER JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE IS SUPPORTING HIS HOME STATE OF TENNESSEE'S ACLU'S EFFORT IN THE CALL TO REMOVE THOSE CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS >> THE TOP TEN STATES WITH CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS ACCOUNT FOR OVER 4,000 LYNCHINGS IN 73 YEARS

>> JT POSTED THIS VIDEO FROM THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, ALONG WITH THE CAPTION THAT SAYS, NO ONE SHOULD BE PROTECTING THE LEGACIES OF CONFEDERATE LEADERS AND SLAVE OWNERS AND IF WE PLAN TO MOVE FORWARD, THESE MONUMENTS MUST COME DOWN >> WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT IN FLORIDA IS PREPARING TO REOPEN THIS WEEKEND MAGIC KINGDOM AND ANIMAL KINGDOM WILL OPEN ON SATURDAY, WITH NEW SAFETY MEASURES ALL GUESTS OVER THE AGE OF THREE WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE MASK AND HAVE THEIR TEMPERATURE TAKEN NO ONE OVER 1003 DEGREES WILL BE ALLOWED IN

AND SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES WILL, ALSO, BE ENFORCED THE RESORT'S OTHER TWO PARKS, EPCOT AND HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS, WILL OPEN ON JULY 15th >> NOW, TO A HEARTWARMING ACT OF KINDNESS DURING THESE TOUGH TIMES A WOMAN FROM ARKANSAS IS DETERMINED TO BRING MUCH-NEEDED RELIEF FROM THE HEAT FOR PEOPLE STUCK IN UNEMPLOYMENT LINES FROM OUR AFFILIATE KARK, HILLARY HUNT HAS THE STORY

>> THESE LIVES ARE LONG THERE IS NO AIR CONDITION OUT HERE IT'S HOT OUT HERE >> Reporter: AS THE HEAT INDEX INCHES CLOSER TO 100 >> I STOOD IN THIS LINE MYSELF AND IT WAS SO HOT >> MANY FAN THEMSELVES AS THEY WAIT IN LINE, HERE, AT THE UNEMPLOYMENT OFFICE IN LITTLE ROCK

>> WE'VE BEEN COMING UP HERE EVERY DAY SINCE MARCH >> IS DETERMINED TO BRING SOME MUCH-NEEDED RELIEF HER CAR, LOADED DOWN WITH ICE-COLD DRINKS AND SNACKS SHE TELLS ME SHE'S PAYING IT FORWARD >> CAME AND SHE SEEN ME AND SHE BOUGHT ME SOME WATER AND SOMETHING TO EAT >> AND HER SMALL GESTURE IS MAKING ALL THE DIFFERENCE

>> IT'S VERY GREAT FOR PEOPLE TO BE BRINGING FOOD AND WATER BECAUSE, FOR ONE, PEOPLE HAVE HEALTH PROBLEMS >> NOW, BULA HOPES OTHERS WILL REMEMBER THIS >> WE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER COME ON LET'S ALL GET TOGETHER AND HELP EACH OTHER TILL WE GET THROUGH THIS AMEN AMEN AMEN >> OUR THANKS TO HILLARY FOR THAT TO THAT, I SAY AMEN >> AMEN TO THAT AND HOPEFULLY, ACROSS THE BOARD, WE CAN ALL SPREAD AND GIVE A LITTLE BIT OF THAT A >>> MULTIPLE BREAKING STORIES OVERNIGHT

FIRST, THE TEACHER WHO GAINED NATIONAL ATTENTION FOR A RELATIONSHIP WITH A STUDENT, MARY KAY LETOURNEAU, HAS DIED PLUS, SUPREME COURT JUSTICE JOHN R ROBERTS >> CORONAVIRUS CASES IN THE US SOARS PAST 3 MILLION WHILE THE NUMBERS OF FATALITIES IS GOING DOWN BUT WE ASK A PANEL OF DOCTORS IF THEY EXPECT THE DEATH RATD TO RISE

>> THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO WILL CONTINUE TO DIE FROM COVID WILL INCREASE >> UNFORTUNATELY, I WOULD SAY YES >> YES, IT WILL >> MOUNTING PRESSURE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE TO OPEN SCHOOLS IN THE FALL >> INCREDIBLE DETAILS REVEALED IN THE MARRIAGE OF JOHNNY DEPP WHERE DEPP DENIES EVER BEING A WIFE BEATER, AMONG OTHER SALACIOUS ACCUSATIONS

>> CAUGHT ON CAMERA A 3-YEAR-OLD IS TOSSED FROM THE THIRD-FLOOR BALCONY OF A BURNING APARTMENT THE HERO AND THE TODDLER'S CONDITION "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA >> GOOD TO BE WITH YOU, I'M FRANCES RIVERA THE LATEST ON CORONAVIRUS IS STRAIGHT AHEAD BUT FIRST, TWO BREAKING NEWS STORIES OVERNIGHT

HER CASE GARNERED NATIONAL INFAMY LATE LAST NIGHT, WE LEARNED FORMER TEACHER MARY KAY LETOURNEAU HAS DIED SHE LOST A SIX-MONTH BATTLE WITH COLON CANCER THE FORMER SEATTLE-AREA TEACHER CAPTURED HEADLINES FOR HER ILLICIT AFFAIR WITH A 6th GRADE STUDENT IN 1997, SHE WAS FOUND GUILTY OF RAPING 13-YEAR-OLD VILI FUALAAU THE TWO LATER MARRIED WHEN SHE GOT OUT OF PRISON AND THE COUPLE HAD ANOTHER CHILD AND THEN, SEPARATED IN 2017

ACCORDING TO HER ATTORNEY, FUALAAU CARED FOR HER DURING THE FINAL MONTH OF HER LIFE MARY KAY LETOURNEAU WAS 58 YEARS OLDS >> ALSO, BREAKING OVERNIGHT, A HEALTH SCARE FOR CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS A SUPREME COURT SPOKESWOMAN REVEALED OVERNIGHT THAT THE 65-YEAR-OLD WAS HOSPITALIZED LAST MONTH, AFTER FALLING AND INJURING HIS HEAD WHILE OUT ON A WALK NEAR HIS HOME THE INJURY NEEDED SUTURES AND THE CHIEF JUSTICE STAYED A NIGHT IN THE HOSPITAL OUT OF ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION ROBERTS HAS SUFFERED FROO FROM SEIZURES IN THE PAST BUT DOCTORS BELIEVE IT WAS LIKELY DUE TO LIGHTHEADEDNESS CAUSED BY DEHYDRATION >> ON THE SAME DAY THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FORMALLY GAVE NOTICE TO WITHDRAWAL FROM THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION OVER ITS COVID-19 RESPONSE, THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES IN THE UNITED STATES PASSED THE 3 MILLION MARK >> PEOPLE WAITING IN THEIR CARS FOR HOURS FOR TESTS IN STATES LIKE TEXAS AND ARIZONA FEDERAL HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THEY WILL LAUNCH SURGE TESTING IN HARD-HIT CITIES, WITH A GOAL OF 5,000 FREE TEXTS A DAY

>> VACCINE MAKER NOVAVAX SAYS THE US WILL PAY THEM $16 BILLION TO DELIVER 100 MILLION DOSES OF A VACCINE BY EARLY NEXT YEAR >> UNTIL WE HAVE THAT VACCINE, PEOPLE ARE BEING ASKED TO WEAR MASKS IN PUBLIC

AND THAT IS LEADING TO TANTRUMS AND OUTBURSTS, LIKE THIS ONE, IN FLORIDA >> I FEEL THREATENED BACK OFF THREATEN ME AGAIN! >> THE PERSON FILMING THIS SAYS THAT THE MAN GOT AGGRESSIVE, AFTER BEING ASKED BY AN ELDERLY WOMAN ABOUT WEARING A MASK INSURANCE COMPANY TWEETED THAT HE HAS BEEN FIRED A TRADE ASSOCIATION REPRESENTING MAJOR RETAILERS LIKE WALMART AND TARGET ARE ASKING GOVERNORS TO REQUIRE MASKS, STATEWIDE THEY SAY DIFFERENCES IN LOCAL RULES ARE FUELING THIS CONFUSION >> ON STATEN ISLAND, 60-YEAR-OLD SYLVESTER FLOREZ BEAT COVID AFTER THREE MONTHS IN THE HOSPITAL DOCTORS ARE HOPEFUL THERE WILL BE A LOT MORE OF THESE SUCCESS STORIES AS ICUs FILL UP, AGAIN HERE'S NBC'S STEPHANIE GOSK >> Reporter: A TALE OF TWO GRAPHS ON THE ONE HAND, A DISTURBING RISE IN NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES

ON THE OTHER, THE HEARTENING NEWS THAT THE NUMBER OF DEATHS IS GOING DOWN FROM MORE THAN 2,000 A DAY IN MAY, TO NOW ROUGHLY 300 BUT NEITHER GRAPH, ALONE, TELLS THE FULL STORY WE REACHED OUT TO FIVE DOCTORS IN HARD-HIT AREAS OF THE COUNTRY TO FIND OUT WHAT'S BEHIND THE NUMBERS TESTING THE COUNTRY IS GETTING BETTER AT FINDING THE VIRUS

IN EARLY APRIL, 1,000 PEOPLE A DAY WERE BEING TESTED TODAY, THE NUMBER IS ROUGHLY 600,000 BUT IT DOESN'T ENTIRELY EXPLAIN HOW QUICKLY THE CASE NUMBERS ARE GOING UP >> HOW MUCH DOES INCREASED TESTING IN ARIZONA EXPLAIN AN INCREASE IN THE CASES? >> NOT AT ALL IN THE CITY OF PHOENIX, IT'S 20 OR 24% IS THE PERCENT POSITIVE FOR THE NEW TESTS FOR COVID-19 THAT IS A TERRIBLE — IT'S A TERRIBLE NUMBER

>> AGE IS ANOTHER FACTOR FEWER PEOPLE ARE DYING, EXPERTS SAY, BECAUSE YOUNGER PEOPLE ARE GETTING THE VIRUS >> YOUNG PEOPLE ARE GOING OUT THEY'RE VISITING PLACES THAT HAVE REOPENED THEY ARE GOING TO PARTIES, UNFORTUNATELY, THEY ARE TAKING SOME RISKS >> IN ARIZONA, AT LEAST HALF OF ALL POSITIVE CASES ARE IN PEOPLE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 20 AND 44

>> THEY, ABSOLUTELY, ARE SPREADING THIS TO THOSE WHO ARE IN THEIR 60s, 70s, 80s, AND IN MORE VULNERABLE POPULATIONS >> DEATHS WILL ALSO LAG BEHIND CASES >> WE'RE GENERALLY SEEING THAT PATIENTS ARE BECOMING SYM SYMPTOMATIC BY DAY EIGHT AND NINE COMPLICATIONS FROM COVID AND MORTALITY CAN LAG SEVERAL WEEKS >> ALSO, KEEPING DEATH NUMBERS DOWN, BETTER TREATMENT >> INITIALLY, WE WERE INTUBATING EVERYONE AND THEN, WE WERE FINDING, YOU KNOW WHAT, THERE'S SOME OTHER OXYGEN TREATMENT THERAPIES

>> NOW, WHAT WE DO IS WE TRY TO AVOID INTUBATION AS LONG AS WE CAN BECAUSE IT WAS HURTING PEOPLE'S LUNGS WE USE PRONING, WHICH IS PUTTING PEOPLE ON THEIR STOMACHS AND THAT'S BEEN EXTRAORDINARILY HELPFUL >> AND NEW DRUGS LIKE THE ANTIVIRAL REMDESIVIR, SHORTENING HOSPITAL STAYS, AS WELL AS A STEROID FOR LUNG INFECTIONS WHILE PRESIDENT TRUMP ASKED THE COUNTRY TO CELEBRATE THE DEATH RATE, DR FAUCI WARNED AMERICANS NOT TO FALL INTO A FALSE COMPLACENCY >> IT'S A FALSE NARRATIVE TO TAKE COMFORT IN — IN A LOWER RATE OF DEATH

>> AS FOR THE EXPERTS WE SPOKE TO, WE ASKED THEM ALL THE SAME QUESTION >> DO YOU EXPECT THE DEATH RATE TO GO UP >> YES, I DO >> IT'S CERTAINLY POSSIBLE >> THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO DIE FROM COVID WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE >> UNFORTUNATELY, I WOULD SAY YES

>> YES, IT WILL >> ALL FIVE, REACHING AN UNSETTLING CONSENSUS STEPHANIE GOSK, NBC NEWS >> IT'S A QUESTION ON EVERY PARENT'S MIND RIGHT NOW WILL THEIR KIDS RETURN TO THE CLASSROOM THIS FALL? WELL, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS READY TO END THAT DEBATE VOWING TO PRESSURE STATES TO REOPEN SCHOOLS, EVEN AS CORONAVIRUS CASES HIT RECORD HIGHS IN THE US OUR CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT ALICE BARR, JOINING US NOW WITH MORE ALICE, GOOD MORNING

THIS IS TYPICALLY AN ISSUE LEFT TO GOVERNORS AND LOCAL LEADERS >> GOOD MORNING, PHILLIP YEAH AND THIS COMES BACK TO SOMETHING WE'VE BEEN SEEING ALL ALONG THROUGHOUT THIS PANDEMIC PRESIDENT TRUMP KIND OF PITTING HIMSELF AGAINST GOVERNORS, LOCAL LEADERS, AND SOME CASES, SAYING HE HAS THE ULTIMATE AUTHORITY TO MAKE THE DECISIONS THOUGH, REALLY, CONSTITUTIONAL EXPERTS SAY, IN MOST CASES, IT IS UP TO THE STATES UP TO THE LOCAL LEVEL SO, EACH DISTRICT IS NOW WRESTLING WITH THIS QUESTION OF HOW AND WHEN THEY CAN REOPEN SAFELY THERE WAS AN EVENT YESTERDAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE, WHERE PRESIDENT TRUMP BASICALLY LAID OUT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SAYING THEY THINK THAT THE SOCIAL AND THE EDUCATIONAL COST OF KEEPING KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL ANY LONGER WILL BE WORSE THAN THE VIRUS, ITSELF AND THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS DOES RECOMMEND THAT KIDS TRY TO GET BACK TO SCHOOL, IN PERSON IF POSSIBLE BUT HERE IS THE ISSUE

THE ADMINISTRATION DID NOT OFFER ANY CONCRETE POLICIES OR ANY NEW FUNDING TO HELP SCHOOLS RESTRUCTURE TO ALLOW FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING IN CLASSROOMS, ON SCHOOL BUSES, THAT KIND OF THING SO THAT'S GOING TO BE LEFT UP TO THE DISTRICTS AND MANY MEDICAL EXPERTS ARE SAYING COMMUNITIES REALLY NEED TO GET THE VIRUS UNDER CONTROL, BEFORE THEY CAN THINK SERIOUSLY ABOUT SCHOOLS BUT HEAR DIRECTLY FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP WHAT HE IS SAYING THE PRESSURE HE'S GOING TO BE PUTTING ON LOCAL LEADERS TO GET THIS DONE >> WE HOPE THAT MOST SCHOOLS ARE GOING TO BE OPEN WE DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO MAKE POLITICAL STATEMENTS OR DO IT FOR POLITICAL REASONS

THEY THINK IT'S GOING TO BE GOOD FOR THEM POLITICALLY, SO THEY KEEP THE SCHOOLS CLOSED NO WAY SO WE'RE, VERY MUCH, GOING TO PUT PRESSURE ON GOVERNORS AND EVERYBODY ELSE TO OPEN THE SCHOOLS TO GET 'EM OPEN AND IT'S VERY IMPORTANT IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR OUR COUNTRY IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE WELLBEING OF THE STUDENT AND THE PARENTS

SO, WE'RE GOING TO BE PUTTING A LOT OF PRESSURE ON OPEN YOUR SCHOOLS IN THE FALL >> I THINK WHAT WE'RE CREATING IS — IS GOING TO BE MASS CHAOS, AS SCHOOLS BEGIN TO REOPEN >> SOME STATES, LIKE IN FLORIDA, WHERE CASES ARE SOARING, THEY HAVE ALREADY ANNOUNCED THAT THEY ARE GOING TO BRING STUDENTS BACK TO THE CLASSROOM IN AUGUST OTHER DISTRICTS ARE LOOKING AT MORE OF A HYBRID SYSTEM WHERE SOME KIDS WOULD WORK FROM HOME, ONLINE AND SOME WOULD BE PRESENT IN THE CLASSROOM BUT THERE ARE JUST A LOT OF HURDLES TO STILL FIGURE OUT FOR THIS VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE BACK TO YOU, PHILLIP AND FRANCES

>> ALL THOSE QUESTIONS WANTING ANSWERED FROM ALL THOSE PARENTS OUT THERE ALICE BARR FOR US, THANK YOU, ALICE >> FOLLOWING THE UNITED STATES, BRAZIL HAS THE SECOND HIGHEST NUMBER OF COVID CASES AT LEAST 65,000 BRAZILIANS HAVE DIED FROM THE VIRUS BUT THE GOVERNMENT STOPPED REPORTING SOME STATISTICS LAST MONTH

AND AFTER DOWNPLAYING THE RISK, PRESIDENT JAIR BOLSONARO REVEALED THAT HE TESTED POSITIVE WHILE SPEAKING WITH REPORTERS ABOUT HIS TEST RESULT, BOLSONARO REMOVED HIS MASK AND SAID THAT HE IS FINE >> NBC NEWS HAS OBTAINED A COPY OF THE EXPLOSIVE, NEW BOOK BY PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NIECE BEFORE IT HITS SHELVES NBC'S PETER ALEXANDER REPORTS ON THE BOOK'S MOST SHOCKING CLAIMS >> Reporter: IN HER NEW TELL-ALL BOOK, PRESIDENT TRUMP'S ESTRANGED NIECE MARY TRUMP MINCES NO WORDS EXPLAINING HER MOTIVATIONS I HAD TO TAKE DONALD DOWN, SHE WRITES, ABOUT WHY SHE GAVE THE PRES PRESIDENT'S TAX DOCUMENTS TO "THE NEW YORK TIMES" ADDING IF HE IS AFFORDED A SECOND TERM, IT WOULD BE THE END OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY HER UNCLE MEETS ALL THE CRITERIA OF A NARCISSIST AND IN HER BOOK OBTAINED BY NBC NEWS, DETAILS A DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY WITH A DAD WHO WAS SO DOMINEERING FRED TRUMP SR

, QUOTE, PERVERTED HIS SON'S PERCEPTION OF THE WORLD AND DAMAGED HIS ABILITY TO LIVE IN IT MARY TRUMP IS THE DAUGHTER OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S OLDER BROTHER, FRED JR, WHO SHE SAYS, WAS OFTEN MOCKED, EVEN ZOSCORNED BY HIS FATHER WHO SHE WRITES ONCE SAID DONALD IS WORTH TEN OF YOU >> I HAD A BROTHER FRED GREAT GUY

BEST-LOOKING GUY BUT HE HAD A PROBLEM HE HAD A PROBLEM WITH ALCOHOL >> MS TRUMP, ALSO, CLAIMS THE PRESIDENT'S SISTER, A RETIRED FEDERAL JUDGE, SAID OF HIS CANDIDACY, HE IS A CLOWN THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN AND ABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S BOASTS ABOUT HIS BRILLIANCE >> YOU KNOW, I THINK I'M A TOTALLY BRILLIANT HUMAN BEING I THINK I'M THE SMARTEST PERSON >> MS

TRUMP CLAIMS HER UNCLE CHEATED ON HIS SAT, PAYING A FRIEND TO TAKE IT FOR HIM AN ALLEGATION THE WHITE HOUSE CALLS COMPLETELY FALSE MARY TRUMP CONTESTED HER GRANDFATHER'S WILL AND BLAMED THE PRESIDENT AND OTHER RELATIVES FOR HER NOT GETTING A LARGER INHERITANCE THE WHITE HOUSE DISMISSING HER BOOK AS WRITTEN IN HER OWN SELF-INTEREST, SAYING THE PRESIDENT'S FATHER WAS WARM AND VERY GOOD TO HIM

>> IT'S RIDICULOUS, ABSURD ALLEGATIONS, THAT HAVE ABSOLUTE NO BEARING IN TRUTH HAVE YET TO SEE THE BOOK BUT IT IS A BOOK OF FALSEHOODS >> THE PRESIDENT'S BROTHER IS TRYING TO BLOCK THE BOOK'S PUBLICATION IN STATE COURT STILL, THE PUBLISHER SAYS THAT WILL NOT STOP IT FROM BEING RELEASED PHILLIP >> ALL RIGHT, PETER THANK YOU

>>> MEANWHILE, MELANIA TRUMP'S FORMER FRIEND, RIGHT-HAND, AND CONFIDANTE, IS WRITING A TELL ALL OF HER OWN, DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 1st STEPHANIE'S BOOK TITLED "MELANIA AND ME" WILL COVER THE BEGINNING OF THEIR FRIENDSHIP THROUGH THE PLANNING OF THE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION AND HER VERY ABRUPT DEPARTURE FROM THE EAST WING IN 2018 >> NBC METEOROLOGIST, JANESSA WEBB, GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING, PHILLIP AND FRANCES IT'S STILL VERY STEAMY OUTSIDE LOOK AT THIS AIR IT IS DEFINITELY BLAZING ACROSS TWO-THIRDS OF THE NATION 76 DEGREES IS THE FEEL-LIKE TEMPERATURE ACROSS AREAS OF THE NORTHEAST

AND TODAY, DAYTIME HIGHS, STILL GOING TO BE SITTING IN THE LOWER 90s AND THAT'S WHAT'S REALLY SPARKING UP THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR THE NORTHERN PLAINS TO THE UPPER MIDWEST THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD SO, 94 FOR DALLAS IT SHOULD BE PRETTY CLEAR THIS AFTERNOON BUT THE STORMS AND THAT COLD FRONT MAKING ITS WAY INTO THE MIDATLANTIC

SOME TORRENTIAL RAIN THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS THE CAROLINAS BURLINGTON THIS AFTERNOON, LOWER TO MID-80s AND WHEN WILL WE SEE RELIEF? HAVE ALL THE DETAILS COMING UP >> WE'RE READY FOR IT THANK YOU, JANESSA IN TODAY'S QUICK HITS, A MAN FENDED OFF ONE OF THE DEADLIEST SNAKES IN THE WORLD WHILE DRIVING HE USED A WORK KNIFE TO KILL THE VENOMOUS SNAKE IN HIS TRUCK >> THERE IS A PUSH IN NEW YORK TO RENAME THE BARCLAY CENTER AFTER JACKIE ROBINSON

GOT TO PLAY FOR THE DODGERS FROM 1947 TO 1956 >> AND BIG >>> A PHOENIX MAN IS BEING HAILED A HERO AFTER HE SPRUNG INTO ACTION AND CAUGHT A 3-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO WAS DROPPED FROM A BURNING APARTMENT BUILDING OFFICIALS SAY THE CHILD'S MOTHER TOSSED HIM OFF THE BALCONY SMOKE AND FLAMES ENGULFED THE APARTMENT LAST WEEK FORMER MARINE LEAPT TO THE RESCUE POLICE SAY THE TODDLER ALONG WITH HIS 8-YEAR-OLD SISTER SUFFERED BURNS AND ARE IN SERIOUS CONDITION SADLY, THOUGH, THE MOTHER DID NOT SURVIVE THE CAUSE IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION

>>> TWO PEOPLE IN CALIFORNIA ARE FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES FOR DEFACING A BLACK LIVES MATTER MURAL NICOLLE ANDERSON AND DAVID NELSON ARE BEING CHARGED WITH THREE MISDEMEANOR COUNTS, INCLUDING A HATE CRIME, AFTER BEING CAUGHT ON CAMERA BY A WITNESS USING BLACK PAINT TO COVER UP THE MURAL WHICH WAS PERMITTED BY THE CITY THE MURAL WAS PAINTED JULY 4th AND WAS VANDALIZED WITHIN AN HOUR OF COMPLETION >> NOW, TO A BLOCKBUSTER TRIAL INVOLVING HOLLYWOOD ACTOR JOHNNY DEPP THE STAR IS SUING BRITISH NEWSPAPER THE SUN FOR LIBEL OVER A 2018 ARTICLE THAT CALLED HIM A WIFEBEATER THE BRITISH TABLOIDS THIS MORNING HEADLINING THE EXPLOSIVE DETAILS CHAPMAN, THERE'S SOME BOMBSHELL CLAIMS HERE

>> THAT'S RIGHT, FRANCES NOW, ONE OF THE TABLOIDS HERE SAYING, NOW, THAT IS IS HOLLYWOOD BLOCK BURST WE ALSO HAVE BLOOD FEUD FROM THE SUN AND AMBER CUT OFF MY FINGERTIP WE'LL GET TO THAT IN A SECOND SEEMS NO DOUBT THIS WAS A VOLATILE RELATIONSHIP THE QUESTION REMAINS WHO WAS THE MAIN INSTIGATOR OF ANY VIOLENCE IN THE MARRIAGE? THE LAWSUIT, FOCUSING ON AN ARTICLE IN "THE SUN TABLOID" BRANDING JOHNNY DEPP A WIFE BEATER HE SAYS HE IS TRYING TO CLEAR HIS NAME REPORTS FROM INSIDE THE HIGH COURT HAVE DEPP BRANDING HIS EX-WIFE AS THE ONE WHO DIRECTED ABUSE AT HIM SAYING SHE WAS PUNCHING HIM IN THE FACE ON A FLIGHT ONCE

HE HAD TO LOCK HIMSELF IN THE BATHROOM OF THE PLANE TO GET AWAY FROM HER WHERE HE ENDED UP SLEEPING FOR THE NIGHT AND THAT SHE ATTACKED HIM WITH A BOTTLE OF VODKA, CUTTING OFF PART OF HIS FINGERTIP, THAT SHE CLAIMS HE DID WHEN HE SLAMMED A MOBILE PHONE AGAINST THE WALL AND ALSO, SOME REALLY DISGUSTING COMMENTARY COMING FROM THE COURT THAT HE SAYS HE KNEW THE RELATIONSHIP WAS OVER WHEN HE FOUND THAT, EITHER HERD OR ONE OF HER FRIENDS POSSIBLY DEFECATED INTO HIS BED SO WE'RE HEARING SOME REAL BOMBSHELL CLAIMS OUT OF THIS ALSO, SOME REAL FOCUS ON HIS ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE, WHICH HE ADMITTED HE STARTED FROM A YOUNG AGE BUT THAT HE IS NOT A WIFE BEATER THIS IS JUST DAY ONE OF WHAT IS EXPECTED TO BE A THREE-WEEK COURT HEARING, HERE, AT THE HIGH COURT SO WE'LL SEE WHAT ELSE COMES FROM THIS TESTIMONY BUT, SO FAR, IT'S TURNING INTO A HOL HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTE >>> THAT MOMENT THERE BROKE ME AND JUST, TOTALLY PUT ME IN MY FEELS AND — AND IT JUST SHOWED THE POWER AND THE UNITY AND THE LOVE, COMPASSION, UNDERSTANDING, THAT WE ALL HAVE FOR ONE ANOTHER

THE SPORT OF NASCAR WHERE A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE THEIR DOUBTS ABOUT, WE SHOW THIS TYPE OF UNITY AND LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING >> POWERFUL WORDS FROM BUBBA WALLACE PRAISING THE SUPPORT FROM NASCAR AND HIS FELLOW DRIVERS DURING THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT IN AN INTERVIEW WITH ACTOR ANTHONY ANDERSON HE SAID THE WORDS THERE I MEAN, IT'S ABOUT UNITY, DESPITE ANYONE TRYING TO SOW DISCORD, INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT >>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE TEMPERATURES STILL ROARING THIS >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES, NEW DETAILS ON THE CASE OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN'S ALLEGED ACCOMPLICE AS GHISLAINE MAXWELL GETS READY FOR HER BAIL HEARING AND ARRAIGNMENT NEXT WEEK, BRITISH NEWSPAPER THE SUN REPORTS MAXWELL IS DEMANDING THE EPSTEIN ESTATE PAY FOR HER LEGAL FEES

EPSTEIN'S LAWYERS REPORTEDLY FILED A MOTION TO DISMISS THE CASE IS DELAYED UNTIL SEPTEMBER BUT IN A SEPARATE CASE, DEUTSCHE BANK WAS HIT WITH A $150 MILLION PENALTY FINE SAYING IT FAILED TO MONITOR SUSPICIOUS ACCOUNT ACTIVITY ON EPSTEIN'S ACCOUNT THE PENALTY INCLUDES ALLEGED MONEY LAUNDERING LINKED TO TWO OTHER BANKS >> ATLANTA POLICE HAVE IDENTIFIED A SUSPECT WHO THEY BELIEVE IS CONNECTED TO THE SHOOTING DEATH OF SECORIEA TURNER POLICE SAY AT LEAST THREE SUSPECTS WERE INVOLVED IN TURNER ES A DEATH THE 8-YEAR-OLD WAS SHOT WHEN HER FAMILY'S VEHICLE APPROACHED A MAKESHIFT ROADBLOCK WITH NUMEROUS ARMED MEN AUTHORITIES OFFERING A $20,000 REWARD FOR ANY INFORMATION ON THE CASE TYLER PERRY HAS OFFERED TO PAID FOR TURNER'S FUNERAL EXPENSES

>> "THE NEW YORK TIMES" REPORTS THE BLACK BIRDWATCHER WHO CLAIMED A WOMAN CALLED 911 SAYS HE WILL NOT COOPERATE AGAINST HER AMY COOPER LOST HER JOB AND NOW FACES CHARGES OF FILING A FALSE REPORT HE HAS ALREADY PAID A STEEP PRICE AND THAT, QUOTE, BRINGING HER MORE MISERY JUST SEEMS LIKE PILING ON HE SAYS THE DA CAN PURSUE CHARGES, WITHOUT HIM >> HAMILTON CREATOR IS RESPONDING TO CRITICISM OF THE SHOW AS IT HITS DISNEY PLUS CALLING ALL CRITICISM OF THE MUSICAL VALID WHEN RESPONDING TO A VIEWER ON TWITTER

FANS AND CRITICS ARE EXAMINING THE SHOW'S PORTRAYAL OF THE FOUNDING FATHERS IN REGARD TO THEIR USE OF SLAVERY AS IT DRAWS HUGE NUMBERS MIRANDA SAYS HE DID HIS BEST TO FIT AS MUCH AS HE COULD INTO THAT TWO AND A HALF HOUR MUSICAL >> MAYBE THERE'S A PART TWO RIGHT THERE THAT HE MAY START RIGH WRITING NOW MIGHT AS WELL >> IT IS IMPORTANT, EVERY SINGLE FOUNDING FATHER THAT'S PORTRAYED IN THAT IS A PERSON OF COLOR >> YES YES

>> YOU KNOW, SO HE DID BREAK SOME BOUNDARIES DOING THAT DOING SOMETHING NEW, YOU KNOW? >> MAYBE, THERE WILL BE SOME KIND OF PART TWO YOU KNOW, SPUR THAT THE WORLD'S FASTEST MAN HUSSEIN BOLT PUBLICLY REVEAL THEIR DAUGHTER'S NAME AND OLYMPIA LIGHTNING BOLT BORN ABOUT THREE WEEKS AGO, THE COUPLE WAITED UNTIL HER BIRTHDAY TO SHARE THE NEWS ON INSTAGRAM AND TWITTER IT'S APPROPRIATE BECAUSE HER 2-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER'S NAMED ALEXIS OLYMPIA >>> THE US HAS OFFICIALLY RACED PAST 3 MILLION CASES OF CORONAVIRUS

STATES FACING A GROWING SHORTAGE OF TESTS BUT MANY ARE ASKING WHY THE DEATH RATE REMAINS LOW >>> BREAKING OVERNIGHT MARY KAY LATERNO, THE TEACHER, HAS DIED DETAILS JUST AHEAD >> POLICE HAVE IDENTIFIED A PERSON OF INTEREST IN THE SHOO SHOOTING DEATH OF A GIRL ON FOURTH OF JULY >> "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA >> I'M FRANCES RIVERA

WE'LL HAVE THE LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUS JUST AHEAD BUT FIRST, BREAKING OVERNIGHT SHE WAS THE FORMER SEATTLE TEACHER WHOSE CASE CAPTURED NATIONAL INFAMY SHE HAS DIED AFTER A SIX-MONTH BATTLE WITH COLON CANCER SHE HAD HIS CHILD WHILE IN PRISON AND AFTER SERVING SEVEN YEARS BEHIND BARS, THEY MARRIED AND HAD ANOTHER CHILD THEN, JUST SHY OF THEIR 12-YEAR ANNIVERSARY, THE TWO SEPARATED IN 2017 ACCORDING TO HER ATTORNEY PHILAO CARED FOR HER DURING THE FINAL MONTH OF HER LIFE

MARY KAY WAS 58 YEARS OLD >> LET'S TURN NOW TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC AND TROUBLING NEW MILESTONES IN THE UNITED STATES MORE THAN 3 MILLION CASES OF COVID-19 HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED IN THE US AND FOR THE FIRST TIME, TEXAS RECORDED OVER 10,000 NEW CASES IN A SINGLE DAY

GAVE FORMAL NOTICE TO WITHDRAWAL FROM THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION PRESIDENT TRUMP'S BEEN CRITICAL OF THE GROUP'S RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC >> THE COUNTRY THAT IS SECOND TO AMERICA IN THE NUMBER OF INFECTIONS IS BRAZIL OVER 65,000 BRAZILIANS HAVE DIED FROM CORONAVIRUS PRESIDENT BOLSONARO REVEALED THAT HE TESTED POSITIVE, AFTER DOWNPLAYING THE RISK WHILE SPEAKING WITH REPORTERS ABOUT HIS POSITIVE RESULT, BOLSONARO REMOVED HIS MASK AND SAID THAT HE IS FINE >> MASK REQUIREMENTS, HERE, IN THE US, HAVE LED TO A LOT OF OUTBURSTS IN STORES

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS ONE FROM A COSTCO IN FLORIDA >> I FEEL THREATENED BACK OFF THREATEN ME AGAIN! >> THE PERSON FILMING THIS SAYS THAT THE MAN GOT AGGRESSIVE, AFTER BEING ASKED BY AN ELDERLY WOMAN ABOUT WEARING A MASK AN INSURANCE COMPANY TWEETED THAT HE HAS SINCE BEEN FIRED A TRADE ASSOCIATION REPRESENTING MAJOR RETAILERS, LIKE WALMART AND TARGET, ARE ASKING GOVERNORS TO REQUIRE MASKS, STATEWIDE THEY SAY DIFFERENCES IN LOCAL RULES ARE FUELING THIS CONFUSION >>> FEDERAL HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE CREATING SURGE TESTING SPOTS WITH THE GOAL OF TESTING 5,000 PEOPLE A DAY IN HOTSPOTS WHERE THE SPREAD IS OUT OF CONTROL HERE'S NBC'S MIGUEL ALMAGUER >> Reporter: IN JUST THIS FIRST WEEK OF JULY, A STRAGERRING NEW RECORD NUMBER OF INFECTIONS MORE THAN 380,000 CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS

>> FRANKLY, WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF ROOM >> HOSPITALS IN HOTSPOTS ARE AT A NEAR BREAKING POINT TEXAS, FLORIDA, AND ARIZONA, SEEING A SURGE IN PATIENTS AND A STRAIN ON ICU BEDS THE SICKEST WHO ARRIVE MAY NEVER LEAVE >> THESE PATIENTS, WHEN THEY COME IN, IF YOU DON'T HUG YOUR — YOUR — YOUR FAMILY MEMBER, LIKE, RIGHT THEN, WHO'S TO SAY YOU'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO HUG THEM AGAIN? >> WITH NEW CASES CLIMBING IN 37 STATES, THIS SCENE, ACROSS THE COUNTRY HECTOR SALAZAR SLEEPING IN HIS CAR OVERNIGHT TO BE TESTED

>> IN THE LAST THREE DAYS THAT I COMING, I GOT THE LINES, LIKE, A 50 OR 60 CARS AND NO CHANCE >> THE NATION'S LARGEST TESTING SITE, DODGER STADIUM, SHUT DOWN FOR DAYS LINES FORMED AT DAWN IN NEW ORLEANS, BUT TESTS RAN OUT FIVE MINUTES AFTER DOORS OPENED IN PHOENIX, WHERE THE TEMPERATURES SOARED INTO THE TRIPLE DIGITS, IT CAN TAKE EIGHT HOURS TO GET A TEST AND TEN BUSINESS DAYS TO GET RESULTS >> WE ASK FOR A LITTLE UNDERSTANDING AND PATIENCE >> MANY OF THE INFECTED ARE ASYMPTOMATIC, LIKE ATLANTA'S MAYOR, WHO HAS NO IDEA WHERE OR HOW SHE CAUGHT COVID >> I THINK IT REALLY SPEAKS TO HOW CONTAGIOUS THIS VIRUS IS AND WE'VE TAKEN ALL OF THE PRECAUTIONS THAT YOU CAN POSSIBLY TAKE

>> AS CALIFORNIA SOARS ABOVE 275,000 CASES, OVERWHELMED HOSPITALS IN THE SOUTHERN END OF THE STATE ARE MOVING PATIENTS SEVEN HOURS AWAY IT COMES AS VACCINE MAKER NOVAVAX SAYS THE GOVERNMENT WILL PAY THEM $16 BILLION TO EXPEDITE 100 MILLION DOSES OF A COVID VACCINE BY NEXT YEAR BIOTECH COMPANY REGENERON IS NOW BEGINNING LATE-STAGE CLINICAL TRIALS OF AN ANTIBODY COCKTAIL TO TREAT THE DISEASE 60-YEAR-OLD SYLVESTER FLOREZ BEAT COVID ON HIS OWN RELEASED AFTER 93 DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL >> WE'RE BAFFLED BUT WE'RE ALL HERE THANKING GOD >> FOR ONE FAMILY, A HAPPY HOMECOMING WHILE SO MANY OTHERS ARE IN THE FIGHT OF THEIR LIVES

ACROSS THE NATION, TESTING REMAINS A BIG CONCERN NOT JUST THE LONG LINES BUT THE LENGTHY AMOUNT OF TIME IT CAN TAKE TO GET RESULTS BACK FRANCES >> MIG EL, THANK YOU >> WITH COVID-19 CASES SURGING IN THE US

, PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND POLITICIANS ARE STILL DEBATING OVER SENDING KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL AND HOW TO KEEP THEM SAFE PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS HE WILL PRESSURE GOVERNORS TO REOPEN SCHOOLS IN THE FALL, WHILE FLORIDA IS SET TO START IN-PERSON CLASSES NEXT MONTH HERE IS NBC'S CATIE BECK >> A NEW STATE ORDER NOW DIRECTING FLORIDA SCHOOLS TO REOPEN THEIR DOORS NEXT MONTH, DESPITE THE SPIKE IN CASES THAT HAS PARTS OF THE STATE TIGHTENING RESTRICTIONS ON BUSINESSES >> ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT HEALTH CONCERNS WITH THEM SENDING THEM BACK TO SCHOOL >> I AM VERY WORRIED AT SAFETY I'M WORRIED ANBOUT THE SAFETY OF THE KIDS >> THE ORDER LEAVES ROOM FOR DISTRICTS TO DECIDE IN NEARBY BROWARD COUNTY, THE SUPERINTENDENT SAYS RETURNING IN AUGUST WITH FULL ENROLLMENT IS NOT REALISTIC

>> WE WILL NEVER COMPROMISE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND STAFF THAT'S OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY PERIOD >> A RECENT SURVEY ASKED TEACHERS TO WEIGH IN 42% SUPPORT A HYBRID MODEL OF IN-PERSON AND DISTANCE LEARNING 29% SUPPORT ONLY DISTANCE LEARNING AND 21% WANT TO RETURN TO CLASS

ADDITIONALLY, 45% OF EDUCATORS BELIEVE IF SCHOOLS DO NOT REOPEN, STUDENTS WILL CONTINUE TO FALL BEHIND, ACADEMICALLY >> I WILL RATHER LET THEM STAY, LET'S SAY, ONE WEEK IN A SCHOOL AND THEN, THE OTHER WEEK AT HOME >> A WHITE HOUSE MEETING CONVENED AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED MONDAY THAT SCHOOLS MUST OPEN IN THE FALL >> WE WANT TO GET 'EM OPEN, QUICKLY, BEAUTIFULLY, IN THE FALL AND THE, AS YOU KNOW, THIS IS A DISEASE THAT'S A HORRIBLE DISEASE

BUT YOUNG PEOPLE DO EXTRAORDINARILY WELL >> THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS PROMISED EXTRA FUNDS TO MAKE SCHOOLS SAFE BUT STATE LEADERS WORRY THEY'RE NOT READY >> I THINK WHAT WE'RE CREATING IS — IS GOING TO BE MASS CHAOS AS SCHOOLS BEGIN TO REOPEN >> DESPITE HIS FEARS, RYAN O-QUINN SAYS HE IS PLANNING TO SEND HIS GIRLS BACK TO SCHOOL IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY >> I THINK DEVELOPING SOCIAL SKILLS IS AN IMPORTANT THING THAT YOU DO AT THIS AGE AND I THINK THAT IT'S BEEN A REAL CHALLENGE FOR THEM

>> AN ONGOING CHALLENGE TO KEEP, BOTH, LEARNING AND CHILDREN HEALTHY CATIE BECK, NBC NEWS, MIAMI >> NOW, TO BREAKING NEWS OVERNIGHT A HEALTH SCARE FOR CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS A SUPREME COURT SPOKESWOMAN REVEALED LAST NIGHT THE 65-YEAR-OLD WAS HOSPITALIZED LAST MONTH AFTER FALLING AND INJURING HIS HEAD WHILE OUT ON A WALK NEAR HIS HOME THE INJURY NEEDED SUTURES AND THE CHIEF JUSTICE STAYED THE NIGHT IN THE HOSPITAL OUT OF ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION ROBERTS HAD SUFFERED SEIZURES IN THE PAST >> NBC NEWS HAS OBTAINED A COPY OF THE TELL ALL BY PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NIECE WHICH THE TRUMP FAMILY HAS SUED TO STOP

MARY TRUMP, WHO IS A CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, SAYS HER UNCLE'S PATHOLOGIES ARE SO COMPLEX AND BEHAVIORS SO OFTEN INEXPLICABLE THAT COMING UP WITH AN ACCURATE AND COMPREHENSIVE DIAGNOSIS HE PAID A FRIEND TO TAKE HIS SATs SO HE COULD GET INTO UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA IF TRUMP IS AFFORDED A SECOND TERM, IT WOULD BE THE END OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY THE PRESIDENT SAYS THE BOOK IS FULL OF FALSEHOODS >> LET'S GET A CHECK OF OUR WEATHER WITH NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB TO SEE IF SOME PLACES ARE GOING TO SEE RELIEF FROM THE HEAT >> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE RELIEF FROM THE HEAT IT'S NOT HAPPENING JUST YET AND UNFORTUNATELY IT'SSPARKING UP STORMS IT'S BEEN CONSISTENT THE LAST TWO DAYS AND WE ARE GOING TO HAVE AT LEAST ONE MORE DAY OF THESE STRONG STORMS

ALSO, WATCHING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A POSSIBLE TROPICAL SYSTEM OUT TOWARD THE CAROLINAS WE'LL CONTINUE TO WATCH THIS DEVELOPMENT FOR THE NEXT FIVE DAYS SO FOR TODAY, 8 MILLION PEOPLE GOING TO BE IMPACTED FOR THE UPPER MIDWEST FOR SEVERE WEATHER THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD SO SHREVEPORT THIS AFTERNOON, RAIN IN THE FORECAST AND THESE STORMS, GOING TO CONTINUE TO MAKE ITS WAY ACROSS THE CAROLINAS INTO PARTS OF WASHINGTON, DC EARLY THIS MORNING, THINGS WILL CLEAR OUT

BY RICHMOND, 89 DEGREES TODAY BUT WE ARE, ALSO, SEEING TEMPERATURES WELL ABOVE AVERAGE BUT I DO SEE IN THE FORECAST, SOME RELIEF SHOW YOU THAT COMING UP >> LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT JANESSA, THANK YOU >> RAISING YOUR CHILDREN WITH A DOG MIGHT HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THEIR BEHAVIOR

A NEW STUDY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA AND THE TELETHON KIDS INSTITUTE FOUND YOUNG CHILDREN WHO COME FROM DOG-OWNING HOUSEHOLDS ARE BETTER BEHAVED THAN THEIR PEERS WHO GREW UP WITHOUT A DOG ACCORDING TO THE SURVEY WHICH SURVEYED OVER 1,600 PARENTS, KIDS WHO HAD DOGS WERE 34 TO 40% LESS LIKELY TO H FORMER PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER HIS WIFE ROSALYN CELEBRATED THEIR 74th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MAKING THEM THE LONGEST-MARRIED PRESIDENTIAL COUPLE IN AMERICAN HISTORY THE CARTERS GREW UP TOGETHER IN PLAINS, GEORGIA, AND THEY WERE MARRIED IN 1946 THEY SHARE FOUR CHILDREN, 12 GRANDCHILDREN, AND 14 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN SO, WHEN YOU'RE MARRIED THAT LONG AND YOU LIVE THAT LONG, AND YOU'RE THE OLDEST LIVING PRESIDENT

THERE ARE A WHOLE LOT OF THINGS TO CELEBRATE >> YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT THEY'RE STILL VERY ACTIVE AND STILL HELPING US OUT NOW, TO AN UPDATE IN THE FOURTH OF JULY SHOOTING DEATH OF 8-YEAR-OLD ZACK RYIA TURNER POLICE HAVE IDENTIFIED A PERSON OF INTEREST IN THE CASE AUTHORITIES RELEASED THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OF A MAN WALKING WITH WHAT THEY BELIEVE IS AN AR-15 THE 8-YEAR-OLD WAS SHOT WHEN HE FAMILY'S SUV APPROACHED A MAKESHIFT ROADBLOCK WITH NUMEROUS ARMED MEN AUTHORITIES ARE OFFERING A $20,000 FOR ANY INFORMATION IN THE CASE ALSO, ACCORDING TO PEOPLE, MEDIA MOGUL TYLER PERRY HAS OFFERED TO PAY FOR THE FUNERAL EXPENSES

>> BEHIND THE STOP HATE FOR PROFIT ADVERTISER OF FACEBOOK CALLED THEIR MEETING WITH MARK ZUCKERBERG DISAPPOINTING THE SOCIAL NETWORK CEO AND OTHER EXECUTIVES SPOKE WITH LEADERS OF FOUR CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS IN AN ATTEMPT TO ADDRESS CONCERNS OVER ITS HATE SPEECH POLICIES FOLLOWING THE HOUR-LONG VIRTUAL MEETING, THE CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS SAID THEY SAW NO COMMITMENT TO ACTION OR ATTEMPT TO ADDRESS ALL THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS FACEBOOK RESPONDED WITH A STATEMENT WRITING, QUOTE, WE KNOW WE WI MULTIPLES I SAID, GREAT, TWINS I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TWINS >> I'M THINKING TRIPLETS ARE GOING TO BE HARD WORK AND THEN, HE SAID FOUR OKAY, FIVE

>> YEP AND THERE'S A SIXTH >> A GROUP OF SEXTUPLETS SIBLINGS IN KANSAS ARE CELEBRATING A MILESTONE GRANT, MELISSA, ETHAN, DANIEL, SHAWN, AND JC ARE ALL GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL AND THE SIX ARE KANSAS'S FIRST AND ONLY SEXTUPLETS ALTHOUGH THE PANDEMIC HAD CAUSED SCHOOLS TO CLOSE EARLY ON, FIVE OF THE SIBLINGS PLAN ON ATTENDING COLLEGE IN THE FALL >> GOD BLESS THEM WHEN ALL THE TUITIONS COME UP, THE WEDDINGS, AND EVERYTHING ELSE >>> MOVING ON NOW TO OSCAR WINNER TOM HANKS WHO RETURNS TO THE SCREEN THIS WEEK WITH A NEW FILM PROJECT IT'S BEEN FOUR MONTHS AFTER HE AND HIS WIFE BECAME ILL WITH COVID-19 WHILE WORKING IN AUSTRALIA

AND IN AN INTERVIEW WITH LESTER HOLT, HANKS OPENS UP ABOUT HIS ORDEAL AND TALKS ABOUT THE COUPLE'S RECOVERY >> WE WERE DONE WITH OUR — OUR DISCOMFORT, OUR SYMPTOMS, BACK IN — IN MARCH WE HAD VERY DIFFERENT SYMPTOMS THEY WERE NOT PLEASANT, I WILL TELL YOU BUT THEY WERE NOT LIFE-THREATENING, I WOULD SAY >> THE SURPRISING NEWS THAT TOM HANKS AND HIS WIFE RITA WILSON WERE SICK AND QUARANTINED WITH COVID-19 PUT A FAMILIAR FACE TO THE RAPIDLY EXPLODING VIRUS >> DID YOU FEEL, EVEN AS YOU WERE SUFFERING FROM THE SICKNESS, DID YOU FEEL THIS RESPONSIBILITY TO BE OPEN WITH PEOPLE ABOUT IT? >> WELL, WE THOUGHT THERE WAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE AWAY ANY SORT OF MYSTERY AND STIGMA WE WERE SURPRISED BECAUSE, LIKE MANY PEOPLE, WE FELT AS THOUGH WE WERE A LITTLE PUNKY BUT WE DIDN'T THINK THAT WE WERE GOING TO BE PART OF THE BEGINNINGS OF A WORLDWIDE PANDEMIC WE WERE CONCERNED IMMEDIATELY BECAUSE RITA'S — HAS SURVIVED BREAST CANCER I HAVE TYPE 2 DIABETES >> Reporter: IN OUR INTERVIEW, HANKS REVEALED THE SURPRISING REASON THEY CAN'T FULLY PUT THE ORDEAL BEHIND THEM

>> WE HAVE FOUND OUT THAT WE HAVE FEWER ANTIBODIES NOW, THAN WE DID AT THE GET GO SO THE — THE — THE — AS MANY PEOPLE ON TELEVISION NOW SAY, LESTER, I'M NOT A DOCTOR BUT, WHAT WE'VE BEEN TOLD IS THAT, AS THE ANTIBODIES BEGIN TO FADE, IT'S POSSIBLE THAT WE WILL, ONCE AGAIN, BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO CATCHING SOME FORM OF THE CORONAVIRUS AGAIN >> Reporter: APPROACHING 3 MILLION CASES IN THIS COUNTRY, DOES IT SHOCK YOU OR SURPRISE YOU THAT WE'RE DEBATING THINGS, LIKE WHETHER WE SHOULD WEAR MASKS OR NOT >> IT DISAPPOINTS ME I DON'T GET IT I COME FROM A GENERATION THAT WAS STILL LIVING WITH THE CREDO THAT THERE ARE — THERE IS A PART THAT WE CAN ALL PLAY, IN ANY FORM OF NATIONAL EFFORT I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS DOING AS LITTLE AS WEARING A MASK, SOCIAL DISTANCING, WASH YOUR HANDS, ENTERS INTO ANY KIND OF FRAY OF WHETHER OR NOT IT'S SOMETHING WE SHOULD ALL BE DOING, IN ORDER TO TAKE CARE OF OUR CITY AND OUR COMMUNITY AND EACH OTHER >> Reporter: THE LATEST FILM PROJECT FOR HANKS, WHOSE FASCINATION WITH WORLD WAR II IS WELL KNOWN, IS CALLED "G "GREYHOUND" ABOUT THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC, THE LONGEST CAMPAIGN OF THE WAR >> DO YOU FIND PARALLELS BETWEEN WHAT WE'RE GOING THROUGH NOW >> WE WERE NOT MAKING A MOVIE THAT WAS GOING TO, I THINK, BE ADDRESSING THE SOCIOLOGICAL FORCES BEHIND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, BUT IT TURNED OUT WE WERE THE THING ABOUT 1942 IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ATLANTIC WE HAVE CHARACTERS THAT HAVE NO IDEA HOW LONG THIS STRUGGLE IS GOING TO LAST WHETHER THEY'RE GOING TO SURVIVE LONG ENOUGH IN ORDER TO SEE ITS CONCLUSION MORE THAN HALF THE WORLD NOW IS DEALING WITH COVID-19

WE HAVE NO IDEA WHEN IT IS GOING TO END AND I THINK THE PARALLELS ARE AS HUMANLY ACCURATE, RIGHT NOW, AS — AS THEY COULD POSSIBLY BE WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF A CRISIS >> THAT WAS PART OF LESTER'S CONVERSATION WITH TOM HANKS AND BECAUSE OF COVID, STILL STEAMY THE NEXT TWO DAYS BUT SOME RELIEF FOR TH >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES, TWO WHITE PEOPLE IN CALIFORNIA ARE FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES FOR DEFACING A BLACK LIVES MATTER MURAL NICOLLE ANDERSON AND DAVID NELSON ARE BEING CHARGED WITH THREE MISDEMEANOR COUNTS, INCLUDING A HATE CRIME, AFTER BEING CAUGHT ON CAMERA BY A WITNESS USING BLACK PAINT TO COVER UP THE MURAL, WHICH WAS PERMITTED BY THE CITY

THE MURAL WAS PAINTED ON JULY 4th, AND WAS VANDALIZED WITHIN AN HOUR OF ITS COMPLETION IF CONVICTED, THE TWO CAN FACE UP TO A YEAR IN COUNTY JAIL >> SINGER JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE IS SUPPORTING HIS HOME STATE OF TENNESSEE'S ACLU'S EFFORT IN THE CALL TO REMOVE THOSE CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS >> THE TOP TEN STATES WITH CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS ACCOUNT FOR OVER 4,000 LYNCHINGS IN 73 YEARS >> JT POSTED THIS VIDEO FROM THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, ALONG WITH THE CAPTION THAT SAYS, NO ONE SHOULD BE PROTECTING THE LEGACIES OF CONFEDERATE LEADERS AND SLAVE OWNERS AND IF WE PLAN TO MOVE FORWARD, THESE MONUMENTS MUST COME DOWN

>> WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT IN FLORIDA IS PREPARING TO REOPEN THIS WEEKEND MAGIC KINGDOM AND ANIMAL KINGDOM WILL OPEN ON SATURDAY, WITH NEW SAFETY MEASURES ALL GUESTS OVER THE AGE OF THREE WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE MASK AND HAVE THEIR TEMPERATURE TAKEN NO ONE OVER 1003 DEGREES WILL BE ALLOWED IN AND SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES WILL, ALSO, BE ENFORCED

THE RESORT'S OTHER TWO PARKS, EPCOT AND HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS, WILL OPEN ON JULY 15th >> NOW, TO A HEARTWARMING ACT OF KINDNESS DURING THESE TOUGH TIMES A WOMAN FROM ARKANSAS IS DETERMINED TO BRING MUCH-NEEDED RELIEF FROM THE HEAT FOR PEOPLE STUCK IN UNEMPLOYMENT LINES FROM OUR AFFILIATE KARK, HILLARY HUNT HAS THE STORY >> THESE LIVES ARE LONG

THERE IS NO AIR CONDITION OUT HERE IT'S HOT OUT HERE >> Reporter: AS THE HEAT INDEX INCHES CLOSER TO 100 >> I STOOD IN THIS LINE MYSELF AND IT WAS SO HOT >> MANY FAN THEMSELVES AS THEY WAIT IN LINE, HERE, AT THE UNEMPLOYMENT OFFICE IN LITTLE ROCK >> WE'VE BEEN COMING UP HERE EVERY DAY SINCE MARCH

>> IS DETERMINED TO BRING SOME MUCH-NEEDED RELIEF HER CAR, LOADED DOWN WITH ICE-COLD DRINKS AND SNACKS SHE TELLS ME SHE'S PAYING IT FORWARD >> CAME AND SHE SEEN ME AND SHE BOUGHT ME SOME WATER AND SOMETHING TO EAT >> AND HER SMALL GESTURE IS MAKING ALL THE DIFFERENCE >> IT'S VERY GREAT FOR PEOPLE TO BE BRINGING FOOD AND WATER BECAUSE, FOR ONE, PEOPLE HAVE HEALTH PROBLEMS

>> NOW, BULA HOPES OTHERS WILL REMEMBER THIS >> WE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER COME ON LET'S ALL GET TOGETHER AND HELP EACH OTHER TILL WE GET THROUGH THIS AMEN AMEN AMEN >> OUR THANKS TO HILLARY FOR THAT TO THAT, I SAY AMEN >> AMEN TO THAT AND HOPEFULLY, ACROSS THE BOARD, WE CAN ALL SPREAD AND GIVE A LITTLE BIT OF THAT A >>> MULTIPLE BREAKING STORIES OVERNIGHT FIRST, THE TEACHER WHO GAINED NATIONAL ATTENTION FOR A RELATIONSHIP WITH A STUDENT, MARY KAY LETOURNEAU, HAS DIED

PLUS, SUPREME COURT JUSTICE JOHN R ROBERTS >> CORONAVIRUS CASES IN THE US SOARS PAST 3 MILLION WHILE THE NUMBERS OF FATALITIES IS GOING DOWN BUT WE ASK A PANEL OF DOCTORS IF THEY EXPECT THE DEATH RATD TO RISE >> THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO WILL CONTINUE TO DIE FROM COVID WILL INCREASE

>> UNFORTUNATELY, I WOULD SAY YES >> YES, IT WILL >> MOUNTING PRESSURE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE TO OPEN SCHOOLS IN THE FALL >> INCREDIBLE DETAILS REVEALED IN THE MARRIAGE OF JOHNNY DEPP WHERE DEPP DENIES EVER BEING A WIFE BEATER, AMONG OTHER SALACIOUS ACCUSATIONS >> CAUGHT ON CAMERA

A 3-YEAR-OLD IS TOSSED FROM THE THIRD-FLOOR BALCONY OF A BURNING APARTMENT THE HERO AND THE TODDLER'S CONDITION "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA >> GOOD TO BE WITH YOU, I'M FRANCES RIVERA THE LATEST ON CORONAVIRUS IS STRAIGHT AHEAD BUT FIRST, TWO BREAKING NEWS STORIES OVERNIGHT HER CASE GARNERED NATIONAL INFAMY LATE LAST NIGHT, WE LEARNED FORMER TEACHER MARY KAY LETOURNEAU HAS DIED

SHE LOST A SIX-MONTH BATTLE WITH COLON CANCER THE FORMER SEATTLE-AREA TEACHER CAPTURED HEADLINES FOR HER ILLICIT AFFAIR WITH A 6th GRADE STUDENT IN 1997, SHE WAS FOUND GUILTY OF RAPING 13-YEAR-OLD VILI FUALAAU THE TWO LATER MARRIED WHEN SHE GOT OUT OF PRISON AND THE COUPLE HAD ANOTHER CHILD AND THEN, SEPARATED IN 2017 ACCORDING TO HER ATTORNEY, FUALAAU CARED FOR HER DURING THE FINAL MONTH OF HER LIFE

MARY KAY LETOURNEAU WAS 58 YEARS OLDS >> ALSO, BREAKING OVERNIGHT, A HEALTH SCARE FOR CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS A SUPREME COURT SPOKESWOMAN REVEALED OVERNIGHT THAT THE 65-YEAR-OLD WAS HOSPITALIZED LAST MONTH, AFTER FALLING AND INJURING HIS HEAD WHILE OUT ON A WALK NEAR HIS HOME THE INJURY NEEDED SUTURES AND THE CHIEF JUSTICE STAYED A NIGHT IN THE HOSPITAL OUT OF ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION ROBERTS HAS SUFFERED FROO FROM SEIZURES IN THE PAST BUT DOCTORS BELIEVE IT WAS LIKELY DUE TO LIGHTHEADEDNESS CAUSED BY DEHYDRATION >> ON THE SAME DAY THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FORMALLY GAVE NOTICE TO WITHDRAWAL FROM THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION OVER ITS COVID-19 RESPONSE, THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES IN THE UNITED STATES PASSED THE 3 MILLION MARK >> PEOPLE WAITING IN THEIR CARS FOR HOURS FOR TESTS IN STATES LIKE TEXAS AND ARIZONA FEDERAL HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THEY WILL LAUNCH SURGE TESTING IN HARD-HIT CITIES, WITH A GOAL OF 5,000 FREE TEXTS A DAY >> VACCINE MAKER NOVAVAX SAYS THE U

S WILL PAY THEM $16 BILLION TO DELIVER 100 MILLION DOSES OF A VACCINE BY EARLY NEXT YEAR >> UNTIL WE HAVE THAT VACCINE, PEOPLE ARE BEING ASKED TO WEAR MASKS IN PUBLIC AND THAT IS LEADING TO TANTRUMS AND OUTBURSTS, LIKE THIS ONE, IN FLORIDA

>> I FEEL THREATENED BACK OFF THREATEN ME AGAIN! >> THE PERSON FILMING THIS SAYS THAT THE MAN GOT AGGRESSIVE, AFTER BEING ASKED BY AN ELDERLY WOMAN ABOUT WEARING A MASK INSURANCE COMPANY TWEETED THAT HE HAS BEEN FIRED A TRADE ASSOCIATION REPRESENTING MAJOR RETAILERS LIKE WALMART AND TARGET ARE ASKING GOVERNORS TO REQUIRE MASKS, STATEWIDE THEY SAY DIFFERENCES IN LOCAL RULES ARE FUELING THIS CONFUSION >> ON STATEN ISLAND, 60-YEAR-OLD SYLVESTER FLOREZ BEAT COVID AFTER THREE MONTHS IN THE HOSPITAL DOCTORS ARE HOPEFUL THERE WILL BE A LOT MORE OF THESE SUCCESS STORIES AS ICUs FILL UP, AGAIN HERE'S NBC'S STEPHANIE GOSK >> Reporter: A TALE OF TWO GRAPHS ON THE ONE HAND, A DISTURBING RISE IN NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES ON THE OTHER, THE HEARTENING NEWS THAT THE NUMBER OF DEATHS IS GOING DOWN

FROM MORE THAN 2,000 A DAY IN MAY, TO NOW ROUGHLY 300 BUT NEITHER GRAPH, ALONE, TELLS THE FULL STORY WE REACHED OUT TO FIVE DOCTORS IN HARD-HIT AREAS OF THE COUNTRY TO FIND OUT WHAT'S BEHIND THE NUMBERS TESTING THE COUNTRY IS GETTING BETTER AT FINDING THE VIRUS IN EARLY APRIL, 1,000 PEOPLE A DAY WERE BEING TESTED

TODAY, THE NUMBER IS ROUGHLY 600,000 BUT IT DOESN'T ENTIRELY EXPLAIN HOW QUICKLY THE CASE NUMBERS ARE GOING UP >> HOW MUCH DOES INCREASED TESTING IN ARIZONA EXPLAIN AN INCREASE IN THE CASES? >> NOT AT ALL IN THE CITY OF PHOENIX, IT'S 20 OR 24% IS THE PERCENT POSITIVE FOR THE NEW TESTS FOR COVID-19 THAT IS A TERRIBLE — IT'S A TERRIBLE NUMBER >> AGE IS ANOTHER FACTOR FEWER PEOPLE ARE DYING, EXPERTS SAY, BECAUSE YOUNGER PEOPLE ARE GETTING THE VIRUS

>> YOUNG PEOPLE ARE GOING OUT THEY'RE VISITING PLACES THAT HAVE REOPENED THEY ARE GOING TO PARTIES, UNFORTUNATELY, THEY ARE TAKING SOME RISKS >> IN ARIZONA, AT LEAST HALF OF ALL POSITIVE CASES ARE IN PEOPLE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 20 AND 44 >> THEY, ABSOLUTELY, ARE SPREADING THIS TO THOSE WHO ARE IN THEIR 60s, 70s, 80s, AND IN MORE VULNERABLE POPULATIONS

>> DEATHS WILL ALSO LAG BEHIND CASES >> WE'RE GENERALLY SEEING THAT PATIENTS ARE BECOMING SYM SYMPTOMATIC BY DAY EIGHT AND NINE COMPLICATIONS FROM COVID AND MORTALITY CAN LAG SEVERAL WEEKS >> ALSO, KEEPING DEATH NUMBERS DOWN, BETTER TREATMENT >> INITIALLY, WE WERE INTUBATING EVERYONE AND THEN, WE WERE FINDING, YOU KNOW WHAT, THERE'S SOME OTHER OXYGEN TREATMENT THERAPIES >> NOW, WHAT WE DO IS WE TRY TO AVOID INTUBATION AS LONG AS WE CAN BECAUSE IT WAS HURTING PEOPLE'S LUNGS WE USE PRONING, WHICH IS PUTTING PEOPLE ON THEIR STOMACHS AND THAT'S BEEN EXTRAORDINARILY HELPFUL

>> AND NEW DRUGS LIKE THE ANTIVIRAL REMDESIVIR, SHORTENING HOSPITAL STAYS, AS WELL AS A STEROID FOR LUNG INFECTIONS WHILE PRESIDENT TRUMP ASKED THE COUNTRY TO CELEBRATE THE DEATH RATE, DR FAUCI WARNED AMERICANS NOT TO FALL INTO A FALSE COMPLACENCY >> IT'S A FALSE NARRATIVE TO TAKE COMFORT IN — IN A LOWER RATE OF DEATH >> AS FOR THE EXPERTS WE SPOKE TO, WE ASKED THEM ALL THE SAME QUESTION

>> DO YOU EXPECT THE DEATH RATE TO GO UP >> YES, I DO >> IT'S CERTAINLY POSSIBLE >> THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO DIE FROM COVID WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE >> UNFORTUNATELY, I WOULD SAY YES >> YES, IT WILL

>> ALL FIVE, REACHING AN UNSETTLING CONSENSUS STEPHANIE GOSK, NBC NEWS >> IT'S A QUESTION ON EVERY PARENT'S MIND RIGHT NOW WILL THEIR KIDS RETURN TO THE CLASSROOM THIS FALL? WELL, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS READY TO END THAT DEBATE VOWING TO PRESSURE STATES TO REOPEN SCHOOLS, EVEN AS CORONAVIRUS CASES HIT RECORD HIGHS IN THE US OUR CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT ALICE BARR, JOINING US NOW WITH MORE ALICE, GOOD MORNING THIS IS TYPICALLY AN ISSUE LEFT TO GOVERNORS AND LOCAL LEADERS

>> GOOD MORNING, PHILLIP YEAH AND THIS COMES BACK TO SOMETHING WE'VE BEEN SEEING ALL ALONG THROUGHOUT THIS PANDEMIC PRESIDENT TRUMP KIND OF PITTING HIMSELF AGAINST GOVERNORS, LOCAL LEADERS, AND SOME CASES, SAYING HE HAS THE ULTIMATE AUTHORITY TO MAKE THE DECISIONS THOUGH, REALLY, CONSTITUTIONAL EXPERTS SAY, IN MOST CASES, IT IS UP TO THE STATES UP TO THE LOCAL LEVEL SO, EACH DISTRICT IS NOW WRESTLING WITH THIS QUESTION OF HOW AND WHEN THEY CAN REOPEN SAFELY THERE WAS AN EVENT YESTERDAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE, WHERE PRESIDENT TRUMP BASICALLY LAID OUT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SAYING THEY THINK THAT THE SOCIAL AND THE EDUCATIONAL COST OF KEEPING KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL ANY LONGER WILL BE WORSE THAN THE VIRUS, ITSELF AND THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS DOES RECOMMEND THAT KIDS TRY TO GET BACK TO SCHOOL, IN PERSON IF POSSIBLE BUT HERE IS THE ISSUE THE ADMINISTRATION DID NOT OFFER ANY CONCRETE POLICIES OR ANY NEW FUNDING TO HELP SCHOOLS RESTRUCTURE

TO ALLOW FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING IN CLASSROOMS, ON SCHOOL BUSES, THAT KIND OF THING SO THAT'S GOING TO BE LEFT UP TO THE DISTRICTS AND MANY MEDICAL EXPERTS ARE SAYING COMMUNITIES REALLY NEED TO GET THE VIRUS UNDER CONTROL, BEFORE THEY CAN THINK SERIOUSLY ABOUT SCHOOLS BUT HEAR DIRECTLY FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP WHAT HE IS SAYING THE PRESSURE HE'S GOING TO BE PUTTING ON LOCAL LEADERS TO GET THIS DONE >> WE HOPE THAT MOST SCHOOLS ARE GOING TO BE OPEN WE DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO MAKE POLITICAL STATEMENTS OR DO IT FOR POLITICAL REASONS THEY THINK IT'S GOING TO BE GOOD FOR THEM POLITICALLY, SO THEY KEEP THE SCHOOLS CLOSED

NO WAY SO WE'RE, VERY MUCH, GOING TO PUT PRESSURE ON GOVERNORS AND EVERYBODY ELSE TO OPEN THE SCHOOLS TO GET 'EM OPEN AND IT'S VERY IMPORTANT IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR OUR COUNTRY IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE WELLBEING OF THE STUDENT AND THE PARENTS SO, WE'RE GOING TO BE PUTTING A LOT OF PRESSURE ON OPEN YOUR SCHOOLS IN THE FALL

>> I THINK WHAT WE'RE CREATING IS — IS GOING TO BE MASS CHAOS, AS SCHOOLS BEGIN TO REOPEN >> SOME STATES, LIKE IN FLORIDA, WHERE CASES ARE SOARING, THEY HAVE ALREADY ANNOUNCED THAT THEY ARE GOING TO BRING STUDENTS BACK TO THE CLASSROOM IN AUGUST OTHER DISTRICTS ARE LOOKING AT MORE OF A HYBRID SYSTEM WHERE SOME KIDS WOULD WORK FROM HOME, ONLINE AND SOME WOULD BE PRESENT IN THE CLASSROOM BUT THERE ARE JUST A LOT OF HURDLES TO STILL FIGURE OUT FOR THIS VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE BACK TO YOU, PHILLIP AND FRANCES >> ALL THOSE QUESTIONS WANTING ANSWERED FROM ALL THOSE PARENTS OUT THERE

ALICE BARR FOR US, THANK YOU, ALICE >> FOLLOWING THE UNITED STATES, BRAZIL HAS THE SECOND HIGHEST NUMBER OF COVID CASES AT LEAST 65,000 BRAZILIANS HAVE DIED FROM THE VIRUS BUT THE GOVERNMENT STOPPED REPORTING SOME STATISTICS LAST MONTH AND AFTER DOWNPLAYING THE RISK, PRESIDENT JAIR BOLSONARO REVEALED THAT HE TESTED POSITIVE WHILE SPEAKING WITH REPORTERS ABOUT HIS TEST RESULT, BOLSONARO REMOVED HIS MASK AND SAID THAT HE IS FINE >> NBC NEWS HAS OBTAINED A COPY OF THE EXPLOSIVE, NEW BOOK BY PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NIECE BEFORE IT HITS SHELVES

NBC'S PETER ALEXANDER REPORTS ON THE BOOK'S MOST SHOCKING CLAIMS >> Reporter: IN HER NEW TELL-ALL BOOK, PRESIDENT TRUMP'S ESTRANGED NIECE MARY TRUMP MINCES NO WORDS EXPLAINING HER MOTIVATIONS I HAD TO TAKE DONALD DOWN, SHE WRITES, ABOUT WHY SHE GAVE THE PRES PRESIDENT'S TAX DOCUMENTS TO "THE NEW YORK TIMES" ADDING IF HE IS AFFORDED A SECOND TERM, IT WOULD BE THE END OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY HER UNCLE MEETS ALL THE CRITERIA OF A NARCISSIST AND IN HER BOOK OBTAINED BY NBC NEWS, DETAILS A DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY WITH A DAD WHO WAS SO DOMINEERING FRED TRUMP SR, QUOTE, PERVERTED HIS SON'S PERCEPTION OF THE WORLD AND DAMAGED HIS ABILITY TO LIVE IN IT

MARY TRUMP IS THE DAUGHTER OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S OLDER BROTHER, FRED JR, WHO SHE SAYS, WAS OFTEN MOCKED, EVEN ZOSCORNED BY HIS FATHER WHO SHE WRITES ONCE SAID DONALD IS WORTH TEN OF YOU >> I HAD A BROTHER FRED GREAT GUY BEST-LOOKING GUY BUT HE HAD A PROBLEM HE HAD A PROBLEM WITH ALCOHOL

>> MS TRUMP, ALSO, CLAIMS THE PRESIDENT'S SISTER, A RETIRED FEDERAL JUDGE, SAID OF HIS CANDIDACY, HE IS A CLOWN THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN AND ABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S BOASTS ABOUT HIS BRILLIANCE >> YOU KNOW, I THINK I'M A TOTALLY BRILLIANT HUMAN BEING I THINK I'M THE SMARTEST PERSON >> MS TRUMP CLAIMS HER UNCLE CHEATED ON HIS S

AT, PAYING A FRIEND TO TAKE IT FOR HIM AN ALLEGATION THE WHITE HOUSE CALLS COMPLETELY FALSE MARY TRUMP CONTESTED HER GRANDFATHER'S WILL AND BLAMED THE PRESIDENT AND OTHER RELATIVES FOR HER NOT GETTING A LARGER INHERITANCE THE WHITE HOUSE DISMISSING HER BOOK AS WRITTEN IN HER OWN SELF-INTEREST, SAYING THE PRESIDENT'S FATHER WAS WARM AND VERY GOOD TO HIM >> IT'S RIDICULOUS, ABSURD ALLEGATIONS, THAT HAVE ABSOLUTE NO BEARING IN TRUTH

HAVE YET TO SEE THE BOOK BUT IT IS A BOOK OF FALSEHOODS >> THE PRESIDENT'S BROTHER IS TRYING TO BLOCK THE BOOK'S PUBLICATION IN STATE COURT STILL, THE PUBLISHER SAYS THAT WILL NOT STOP IT FROM BEING RELEASED PHILLIP >> ALL RIGHT, PETER THANK YOU >>> MEANWHILE, MELANIA TRUMP'S FORMER FRIEND, RIGHT-HAND, AND CONFIDANTE, IS WRITING A TELL ALL OF HER OWN, DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 1st

STEPHANIE'S BOOK TITLED "MELANIA AND ME" WILL COVER THE BEGINNING OF THEIR FRIENDSHIP THROUGH THE PLANNING OF THE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION AND HER VERY ABRUPT DEPARTURE FROM THE EAST WING IN 2018 >> NBC METEOROLOGIST, JANESSA WEBB, GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING, PHILLIP AND FRANCES IT'S STILL VERY STEAMY OUTSIDE LOOK AT THIS AIR IT IS DEFINITELY BLAZING ACROSS TWO-THIRDS OF THE NATION 76 DEGREES IS THE FEEL-LIKE TEMPERATURE ACROSS AREAS OF THE NORTHEAST AND TODAY, DAYTIME HIGHS, STILL GOING TO BE SITTING IN THE LOWER 90s

AND THAT'S WHAT'S REALLY SPARKING UP THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR THE NORTHERN PLAINS TO THE UPPER MIDWEST THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD SO, 94 FOR DALLAS IT SHOULD BE PRETTY CLEAR THIS AFTERNOON BUT THE STORMS AND THAT COLD FRONT MAKING ITS WAY INTO THE MIDATLANTIC SOME TORRENTIAL RAIN THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS THE CAROLINAS BURLINGTON THIS AFTERNOON, LOWER TO MID-80s AND WHEN WILL WE SEE RELIEF? HAVE ALL THE DETAILS COMING UP

>> WE'RE READY FOR IT THANK YOU, JANESSA IN TODAY'S QUICK HITS, A MAN FENDED OFF ONE OF THE DEADLIEST SNAKES IN THE WORLD WHILE DRIVING HE USED A WORK KNIFE TO KILL THE VENOMOUS SNAKE IN HIS TRUCK >> THERE IS A PUSH IN NEW YORK TO RENAME THE BARCLAY CENTER AFTER JACKIE ROBINSON GOT TO PLAY FOR THE DODGERS FROM 1947 TO 1956

>> AND BIG >>> A PHOENIX MAN IS BEING HAILED A HERO AFTER HE SPRUNG INTO ACTION AND CAUGHT A 3-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO WAS DROPPED FROM A BURNING APARTMENT BUILDING OFFICIALS SAY THE CHILD'S MOTHER TOSSED HIM OFF THE BALCONY SMOKE AND FLAMES ENGULFED THE APARTMENT LAST WEEK FORMER MARINE LEAPT TO THE RESCUE POLICE SAY THE TODDLER ALONG WITH HIS 8-YEAR-OLD SISTER SUFFERED BURNS AND ARE IN SERIOUS CONDITION SADLY, THOUGH, THE MOTHER DID NOT SURVIVE THE CAUSE IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION >>> TWO PEOPLE IN CALIFORNIA ARE FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES FOR DEFACING A BLACK LIVES MATTER MURAL

NICOLLE ANDERSON AND DAVID NELSON ARE BEING CHARGED WITH THREE MISDEMEANOR COUNTS, INCLUDING A HATE CRIME, AFTER BEING CAUGHT ON CAMERA BY A WITNESS USING BLACK PAINT TO COVER UP THE MURAL WHICH WAS PERMITTED BY THE CITY THE MURAL WAS PAINTED JULY 4th AND WAS VANDALIZED WITHIN AN HOUR OF COMPLETION >> NOW, TO A BLOCKBUSTER TRIAL INVOLVING HOLLYWOOD ACTOR JOHNNY DEPP THE STAR IS SUING BRITISH NEWSPAPER THE SUN FOR LIBEL OVER A 2018 ARTICLE THAT CALLED HIM A WIFEBEATER THE BRITISH TABLOIDS THIS MORNING HEADLINING THE EXPLOSIVE DETAILS CHAPMAN, THERE'S SOME BOMBSHELL CLAIMS HERE >> THAT'S RIGHT, FRANCES NOW, ONE OF THE TABLOIDS HERE SAYING, NOW, THAT IS IS HOLLYWOOD BLOCK BURST

WE ALSO HAVE BLOOD FEUD FROM THE SUN AND AMBER CUT OFF MY FINGERTIP WE'LL GET TO THAT IN A SECOND SEEMS NO DOUBT THIS WAS A VOLATILE RELATIONSHIP THE QUESTION REMAINS WHO WAS THE MAIN INSTIGATOR OF ANY VIOLENCE IN THE MARRIAGE? THE LAWSUIT, FOCUSING ON AN ARTICLE IN "THE SUN TABLOID" BRANDING JOHNNY DEPP A WIFE BEATER HE SAYS HE IS TRYING TO CLEAR HIS NAME REPORTS FROM INSIDE THE HIGH COURT HAVE DEPP BRANDING HIS EX-WIFE AS THE ONE WHO DIRECTED ABUSE AT HIM SAYING SHE WAS PUNCHING HIM IN THE FACE ON A FLIGHT ONCE HE HAD TO LOCK HIMSELF IN THE BATHROOM OF THE PLANE TO GET AWAY FROM HER WHERE HE ENDED UP SLEEPING FOR THE NIGHT AND THAT SHE ATTACKED HIM WITH A BOTTLE OF VODKA, CUTTING OFF PART OF HIS FINGERTIP, THAT SHE CLAIMS HE DID WHEN HE SLAMMED A MOBILE PHONE AGAINST THE WALL

AND ALSO, SOME REALLY DISGUSTING COMMENTARY COMING FROM THE COURT THAT HE SAYS HE KNEW THE RELATIONSHIP WAS OVER WHEN HE FOUND THAT, EITHER HERD OR ONE OF HER FRIENDS POSSIBLY DEFECATED INTO HIS BED SO WE'RE HEARING SOME REAL BOMBSHELL CLAIMS OUT OF THIS ALSO, SOME REAL FOCUS ON HIS ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE, WHICH HE ADMITTED HE STARTED FROM A YOUNG AGE BUT THAT HE IS NOT A WIFE BEATER THIS IS JUST DAY ONE OF WHAT IS EXPECTED TO BE A THREE-WEEK COURT HEARING, HERE, AT THE HIGH COURT SO WE'LL SEE WHAT ELSE COMES FROM THIS TESTIMONY BUT, SO FAR, IT'S TURNING INTO A HOL HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTE >>> THAT MOMENT THERE BROKE ME AND JUST, TOTALLY PUT ME IN MY FEELS AND — AND IT JUST SHOWED THE POWER AND THE UNITY AND THE LOVE, COMPASSION, UNDERSTANDING, THAT WE ALL HAVE FOR ONE ANOTHER THE SPORT OF NASCAR WHERE A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE THEIR DOUBTS ABOUT, WE SHOW THIS TYPE OF UNITY AND LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING

>> POWERFUL WORDS FROM BUBBA WALLACE PRAISING THE SUPPORT FROM NASCAR AND HIS FELLOW DRIVERS DURING THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT IN AN INTERVIEW WITH ACTOR ANTHONY ANDERSON HE SAID THE WORDS THERE I MEAN, IT'S ABOUT UNITY, DESPITE ANYONE TRYING TO SOW DISCORD, INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT >>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE TEMPERATURES STILL ROARING THIS >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES, NEW DETAILS ON THE CASE OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN'S ALLEGED ACCOMPLICE AS GHISLAINE MAXWELL GETS READY FOR HER BAIL HEARING AND ARRAIGNMENT NEXT WEEK, BRITISH NEWSPAPER THE SUN REPORTS MAXWELL IS DEMANDING THE EPSTEIN ESTATE PAY FOR HER LEGAL FEES EPSTEIN'S LAWYERS REPORTEDLY FILED A MOTION TO DISMISS

THE CASE IS DELAYED UNTIL SEPTEMBER BUT IN A SEPARATE CASE, DEUTSCHE BANK WAS HIT WITH A $150 MILLION PENALTY FINE SAYING IT FAILED TO MONITOR SUSPICIOUS ACCOUNT ACTIVITY ON EPSTEIN'S ACCOUNT THE PENALTY INCLUDES ALLEGED MONEY LAUNDERING LINKED TO TWO OTHER BANKS >> ATLANTA POLICE HAVE IDENTIFIED A SUSPECT WHO THEY BELIEVE IS CONNECTED TO THE SHOOTING DEATH OF SECORIEA TURNER POLICE SAY AT LEAST THREE SUSPECTS WERE INVOLVED IN TURNER ES A DEATH THE 8-YEAR-OLD WAS SHOT WHEN HER FAMILY'S VEHICLE APPROACHED A MAKESHIFT ROADBLOCK WITH NUMEROUS ARMED MEN AUTHORITIES OFFERING A $20,000 REWARD FOR ANY INFORMATION ON THE CASE TYLER PERRY HAS OFFERED TO PAID FOR TURNER'S FUNERAL EXPENSES >> "THE NEW YORK TIMES" REPORTS THE BLACK BIRDWATCHER WHO CLAIMED A WOMAN CALLED 911 SAYS HE WILL NOT COOPERATE AGAINST HER

AMY COOPER LOST HER JOB AND NOW FACES CHARGES OF FILING A FALSE REPORT HE HAS ALREADY PAID A STEEP PRICE AND THAT, QUOTE, BRINGING HER MORE MISERY JUST SEEMS LIKE PILING ON HE SAYS THE DA CAN PURSUE CHARGES, WITHOUT HIM >> HAMILTON CREATOR IS RESPONDING TO CRITICISM OF THE SHOW AS IT HITS DISNEY PLUS CALLING ALL CRITICISM OF THE MUSICAL VALID WHEN RESPONDING TO A VIEWER ON TWITTER FANS AND CRITICS ARE EXAMINING THE SHOW'S PORTRAYAL OF THE FOUNDING FATHERS IN REGARD TO THEIR USE OF SLAVERY AS IT DRAWS HUGE NUMBERS MIRANDA SAYS HE DID HIS BEST TO FIT AS MUCH AS HE COULD INTO THAT TWO AND A HALF HOUR MUSICAL

>> MAYBE THERE'S A PART TWO RIGHT THERE THAT HE MAY START RIGH WRITING NOW MIGHT AS WELL >> IT IS IMPORTANT, EVERY SINGLE FOUNDING FATHER THAT'S PORTRAYED IN THAT IS A PERSON OF COLOR >> YES YES >> YOU KNOW, SO HE DID BREAK SOME BOUNDARIES DOING THAT DOING SOMETHING NEW, YOU KNOW? >> MAYBE, THERE WILL BE SOME KIND OF PART TWO YOU KNOW, SPUR THAT

THE WORLD'S FASTEST MAN HUSSEIN BOLT PUBLICLY REVEAL THEIR DAUGHTER'S NAME AND OLYMPIA LIGHTNING BOLT BORN ABOUT THREE WEEKS AGO, THE COUPLE WAITED UNTIL HER BIRTHDAY TO SHARE THE NEWS ON INSTAGRAM AND TWITTER IT'S APPROPRIATE BECAUSE HER 2-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER'S NAMED ALEXIS OLYMPIA >>> THIS MORNING ANOTHER STAGGERING MILESTONE THE US SURPASSES 3 MILLION CASES OF CORONAVIRUS WITH 37 STATES SEEING A RISE IN POSITIVE RESULTS THE SURGE PUTTING A STRAIN ON TESTING AND CAUSING MAJOR SHORTAGES

>> THE SHOCKING CELL PHONE VIDEO PHOENIX POLICE OPENING FIRE ON A PARKED CAR THE MAN INSIDE KILLED HIS SUPPORTERS SAY POLICE AREN'T TELLING THE FULL STORY THE GROWING OUTRAGE >> OVERNIGHT, FIRST THE TEACHER WHO GOT NATIONAL ATTENTION WITH A STUDENT MARY KAYLE LATERNAEU HAS DIED >> HOW CLEAN IS THE AIR YOU BREATHE IN AN AIRPLANE THE SURPRISING NEW RESULT "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >>> GOOD MORNING, I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA IT WAS ANNOUNCED FORMER TEACHER MARY KAYE LATERNO HAS DIED AFTER A BATTLE WITH COLON CANCER SHE CAPTURED HEADLINES FOR HER ILL IS IT AFFAIR WITH A STUDENT

SHE WAS FOUND GUILTY OF RAPPING BILLY FALEAU AND HAD HIS CHILD AND MARRIED HIM AFTER SHE GOT OUT OF JAIL THEY HAD ANOTHER CHILD AND SEPARATED IT IN 2017 THE FATHER CARED FOR HER DURING THE FINAL MONTH OF HER LIFE MARY KAY WAS 58 YEARS OLD >> TURNING TO THE LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CORONAVIRUS CASES IN THE UNITED STATES IS NOW OVER 3 MILLION THAT GRIM MILESTONE WAS REACHED AS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FORMALLY GAVE NOTICE TO WITHDRAW FROM THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION OVER ITS RESPONSE TO COVID THE COUNTRY THAT IS SECOND TO AMERICA IN THE NUMBER OF INFECTIONS IS BRAZIL THE GOVERNMENT HAS STOPPED REPORTING ACCURATE NUMBERS, BUT AT LEAST 65,000 BRAZILIANS HAVE DIED FROM THE VIRUS

AND AFTER DOWNPLAYING THE RISK, PRESIDENT JAIR BOLSONARO REVEALED HE TESTED POSITIVE WHILE SPEAKING WITH REPORTERS ABOUT HIS TEST RESULT, BOLSONARO REMOVED HIS MASK AND SAID THAT HE IS FINE >> MASK REQUIREMENTS IN THE US HAVE LED TO A LOT OF OUTBURSTS IN STORES TAKE A LOOK AT THIS ONE FROM A COSTCO IN FLORIDA

>> BACK OFF! >> THE PERSON FILMING THIS SAYS THAT THAT MAN GOT AGGRESSIVE AFTER BEING ASKED BY AN ELDERLY WOMAN ABOUT WEARING A MASK AN INSURANCE COMPANY TWEETED THAT HE HAS SINCE BEEN FIRED A TRADE ASSOCIATION REPRESENTING MAJOR RETAILERS LIKE WALMART AND TARGET ARE ASKING GOVERNORS TO REQUIRE MASKS STATEWIDE THEY SAY THE DIFFERENCES IN LOCAL RULES ARE FUELING THIS CONFUSION >> FEDERAL HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE CREATING SURGE TESTING SPOTS WITH A GOAL OF TESTING 5,000 PEOPLE A DAY IN HOT SPOTS WHERE THE SPREAD IS OUT OF CONTROL HERE'S NBC'S MIGUEL ALMAGUER >> Reporter: IN JUST THIS FIRST WEEK OF JULY, A STACGGERING NEW RECORD OF INFECTIONS, MORE THAN 3 MILLION CASES >> WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF ROOM >> Reporter: TEXAS, ARIZONA AND FLORIDA ARE SEEING A STRAIN ON IC

U BEDS THE SICKEST WHO ARRIVE MAY NEVER LEAVE >> THESE PATIENTS WHEN THEY COME IN, IF YOU DON'T HUG YOUR FAMILY MEMBER LIKE RIGHT THEN, WHO IS TO SAY YOU'RE GOING TO BE HUG THEM AGAIN >> Reporter: WITH NEW CASES CLIMBING IN 37 STATES, THIS SCENE ACROSS THE COUNTRY HECTOR SALAZAR SLEEPING IN HIS CAR OVERNIGHT TO BE TESTED >> IN THE LAST THREE DAYS THAT I CAME, I GOT THE LINE LIKE 50 OR 60 CARS AND NO CHANCE >> Reporter: THE NATION'S LARGEST TESTING SITE, DODGER STADIUM, SHUTDOWN FOR DAYS LINES FORMED AT DAWN IN NEW ORLEANS, BUT TESTS RAN OUT 5 MINUTES AFTER DOORS OPENED IN PHOENIX WHERE THE TEMPERATURE SOARED INTO THE TRIPLE DIGITS, IT CAN TAKE EIGHT HOURS TO GET A TEST, AND TEN BUSINESS DAYS TO GET RESULTS

>> WE ASK FOR A LITTLE UNDERSTANDING AND PATIENCE >> Reporter: MANY OF THE INFECTED ARE ASYMPTOMATIC, LIKE TH ATALANTA'S MAYOR WHO HAS NO IDEA HOW SHE CAUGHT IT >> WE'VE TAKEN ALL THE PRECAUTIONS YOU CAN POSSIBLY TAKE >> Reporter: AS CALIFORNIA SOARS ABOVE 275,000 CASES, OVERWHELMED HOSPITALS IN THE SOUTHERN END OF THE STATE ARE MOVING PATIENTS SEVEN HOURS AWAY IT COMES AS VACCINE MAKER NOVAVAX SAYS THE GOVERNMENT WILL PAY THEM $16 BILLION TO EXPEDITE 100 MILLION DOSES OF A COVID VACCINE BY EARLY NEXT YEAR BIOTECH COMPANY REGENERON IS NOW BEGINNING LATE-STAGE CLINICAL TRIALS OF AN ANTIBODY COCKTAIL TO PREVENT AND TREAT THE DISEASE BUT IN STATEN ISLAND, 60-YEAR-OLD SYLVESTER FLORES BEAT COVID ON HIS OWN, RELEASED AFTER THREE MONTHS IN THE HOSPITAL >> 93 DAYS IS SOMETHING WE CAN'T IMAGINE >> Reporter: FOR ONE FAMILY, A HAPPY HOMECOMING, WHILE SO MANY OTHERS ARE STILL IN THE FIGHT OF THEIR LIVES

ACROSS THE NATION, TESTING REMAINS A BIG CONCERN NOT JUST THE LONG LINES, BUT THE LENGTHY AMOUNT OF TIME IT CAN TAKE TO GET RESULTS BACK FRANCES? >> OKAY, MIGUEL, THANK YOU >> IT'S A QUESTION ON EVERY PARENT'S MIND RIGHT NOW WILL THEIR KIDS RETURN TO THE CLASSROOM THIS FALL? PRESIDENT TRUMP IS READY TO END THAT DEBATE, VOWING TO PRESSURE STATES TO REOPEN SCHOOLS, EVEN AS CORONAVIRUS CASES HIT RECORD HIGHS IN THE US OUR CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT ALICE BARR JOINING US NOW WITH MORE ALICE, GOOD MORNING THIS IS TYPICALLY AN ISSUE LEFT TO GOVERNORS AND LOCAL LEADERS >> Reporter: YES, PHILLIP

THIS IS THE KIND OF BACK AND FORTH WE'VE SEEN THROUGH THE PANDEMIC PRESIDENT TRUMP FREQUENTLY TRYING TO ASSERT HIS POWER, SAYING, YOU KNOW, EARLIER IN THIS FIGHT THAT HE HAD THE ULTIMATE AUTHORITY IN MAKING DECISIONS OVER WHAT HAPPENS AT THE STATE LEVEL THAT WAS FOR REOPENING BUSINESSES BUT FOR SCHOOLS THERE IS EVEN MORE, YOU KNOW, LAYERS OF BUREAUCRACY INVOLVED HERE YOU HAVE NOT JUST THE GOVERNORS, BUT YOU HAVE EACH INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT IS MAKING WRENCHING DECISIONS ABOUT HOW TO SAFELY REOPEN, THINGS LIKE HOW TO DISTANCE KIDS IN THE CLASSROOM, HOW TO DISTANCE THEM ON SCHOOL BUSES PRESIDENT TRUMP, THOUGH, HAS BEEN VERY CLEAR THAT HE WANTS KIDS BACK IN THE CLASSROOM FOR ONE THING IT'S DIFFICULT FOR PARENTS TO GO BACK TO WORK WHEN THEIR KIDS ARE STILL AT HOME SO THAT'S CENTRAL TO HIS MESSAGE OF REOPENING THE ECONOMY BUT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS ALSO SAYING THAT THE RISKS FOR CHILDREN IN TERMS OF SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL DRAWBACKS ARE GREATER THAN POTENTIALLY THE VIRUS ITSELF IF THEY REMAIN OUT OF THE CLASSROOM THE AMERICAN AECADEMY OF PEDIATRICS HAS RECOMMENDED KIDS GO BACK TO SCHOOL IN PERSON IF POSSIBLE BUT DURING AN EVENT ON THIS TOPIC YESTERDAY, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DID NOT OFFER ANY CONCRETE POLICIES OR CRITICALLY ANY NEW FUNDING TO HELP SCHOOLS RESTRUCTURE AND REOPEN SAFELY DESPITE THAT, HERE IS WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID ABOUT HOW HE IS GOING TO PRESS INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND STATES TO REOPEN >> WE HOPE THAT MOST SCHOOLS ARE GOING TO BE OPEN WE DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO MAKE POLITICAL STATEMENTS OR DO IT FOR POLITICAL REASONS

I THINK IT'S GOOD TO BE GOOD FOR THEM POLITICALLY SO THEY KEEP THE SCHOOLS CLOSED NO WAY SO WE ARE VERY MUCH GOING TO PUT PRESSURE ON GOVERNORS AND EVERYBODY ELSE TO OPEN THE SCHOOLS TO GET THEM OPEN, AND IT'S VERY IMPORTANT IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR OUR COUNTRY IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE WELL-BEING OF THE STUDENT AND THE PARENTS SO WE'RE GOING TO BE PUTTING A LOT OF PRESSURE ON OPEN YOUR SCHOOLS IN THE FALL >> I THINK WHAT WE'RE CREATING IS GOING TO BE MASS CHAOS AS SCHOOLS BEGIN TO REOPEN

>> Reporter: AND EACH DISTRICT IS COMING UP WITH ITS OWN APPROACH IN FLORIDA, WHERE CASES HAVE BEEN SOARING, THE GOVERNOR ANNOUNCED THAT HE WANTS KIDS BACK IN THE CLASSROOM FULL TIME STARTING IN AUGUST MANY OTHER DISTRICTS ARE LOOKING AT SORT OF A HYBRID APPROACH WHERE THERE WOULD BE SOME ONLINE EDUCATION AND SOME IN-PERSON, BUT AGAIN, IT'S JUST WRENCHING DECISIONS THAT EACH INDIVIDUAL IS TRYING TO MAKE AND A PATCHWORK OF CHALLENGES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY >> PATCHWORK IS A GOOD WAY TO PUT IT ALICE BARR FOR US THANK YOU, ALICE >> THERE IS OUTRAGE IN PHOENIX AFTER AN OFFICER SHOT AND KILLED A MAN IN A PARKED CAR THE LATEST INCIDENT SPARKING OUTRAGE OVER POLICE TACTICS THE VIDEO IS DISTURBING

>> Reporter: FRANCES, THE PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT IS FACING MOUNTING SCRUTINY AFTER ANOTHER OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING DEATH THE TENSE CONFRONTATION CAPTURED ON A BYSTANDER'S CELL PHONE CAMERA ON THE 4th OF JULY >> DON'T SHOOT" >> Reporter: OFFICERS SHOUTING INTO A PARKED CAR AND FIRING A BARRAGE OF BULLETS [ GUNSHOTS ] [ BLEEP ] >> Reporter: THE VIDEO DOESN'T CLEARLY SHOW WHAT HAPPENED IN THE MOMENTS BEFORE THE GUNFIRE OR WHAT ELSE LED UP TO THE INCIDENT BUT THE MAN INSIDE THAT CAR, 28-YEAR-OLD JAMES GARCIA, DIED >> THE OFFICERS DID NOT HAVE A WARRANT AND APPROACHED HIM IN THE CARA TATSUMAING HE WAS SOMEONE HE WASN'T >> Reporter: PHOENIX POLICE SAY THEY WERE RESPONDING TO A 911 CALLER WHO SAID SOMEONE WAS THREATENING HIM WITH A KNIFE >> YEAH, HE TRIED TO KILL ME >> Reporter: POLICE SAY THE CALLER DIRECTED THEM TO A HOUSE AND ONCE THEY ARRIVED, THEY SPOKE WITH SEVERAL PEOPLE INCLUDING GARCIA, ASKING FOR TEN MINUTES TO LEAVE HIS CAR SO THEY COULD SECURE THE SCENE >> THAT'S WHEN MR GARCIA DECIDED THAT HE WAS NOT GOING TO INTERACT WITH OFFICERS ANY MORE, AND HE ROLLED HIS WINDOW THAT'S WHEN HE ARMED HIMSELF WITH A's GUN >> Reporter: POLICE SAY GARCIA POINTED THE GUN AT AN OFFICER THE DEPARTMENT HAS ONLY RELEASED HIS BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE FROM AN OFFICER WHO ARRIVED AFTER THE SHOOTING AND RETRIEVED A WEAPON FROM THE CAR >> THE GUN IS SECURE >>> WASN'T THERE SOME OTHER WAY TO HANDLE THIS THAT INVOLVED DE-ESCALATION? >> ONCE AGAIN, THOSE ARE THINGS THAT ARE GOING TO BE LOOKED AT WHEN THE INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETE >> Reporter: PROTESTERS AND GARCIA'S FAMILY ARE DEMANDING ANSWERS

>> PLEASE, LET ME GET JUSTICE FOR MY BROTHER >> Reporter: THE PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT NOW SAYS IT CAN'T LOCATE THE ORIGINAL 911 CALLER AND IT DID NOT FIND A KNIFE INSIDE CA GARCIA'S CAR FRANCES? >> GABE, THANK YOU >> NEW DETAILS IN THE CASE OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN'S ALLEGED ACCOMPLICE AS GHISLAINE MAXWELL GETSD READY FOR HER ARRAIGNMENT NEXT WEEK, THEY ARE DEMANDING EPSTEIN'S ESTATE PAY FOR HER LEGAL FEES THE CASE IS DELAYED TILL SEPTEMBER IN A SEPARATE CASE, DEUTSCHE BANK WAS HIT WITH A $150 MILLION PENALTY FINE THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES SAID IT FAILED TO MONITOR SUSPICIOUS ACCOUNT ACTIVITY ON HIS ACCOUNT IT ALLEGES MONEY LAUNDERING LINKED TO TWO OTHER BANKS >> WE ARE NOW HERE MID WEEK

LET'S GET A CHECK OF OUR WEATHER WITH NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB TO SEE HOW HOT IT'S GOING TO GET IN MOST OF THE COUNTRY >> YEAH, IT'S STILL VERY STEAMY ACROSS TWO-THIRDS OF THE NATION AND TEMPERATURES ARE WELL ABOVE AVERAGE NEARLY 25 DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE IN SOME SPOTS AND THAT'S GOING TO SPARK UP THE STORMS THAT WE'RE SEEING PRETTY CONTINUOUSLY FOR THE NORTHERN PLAINS INTO THE MIDWEST, AND THAT WILL CONTINUE ALL THE WAY TO TOMORROW AFTERNOON ALSO WATCHING TROPICAL DEVELOPMENT OFF THE CAROLINA COAST FOR THE NEXT FIVE TO SIX DAYS THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY NOW HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD

>>> TODAY ALL OF THE SUNSHINE, 95 DEGREES, BUT THE HEAT INDEX NEAR 105 IN SOME SPOTS FOR DETROIT ALL THE WAY TO NORTHEAST OHIO, MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES, LOW 90s >>> SO WE'RE GOING TO SEE SOME RELIEF FROM THE 90s TODAY THAT'S COMING UP >> I WANT TO HEAR ALL ABOUT THAT, JANESSA THANK YOU >> ON TUESDAY FORMER PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER CELEBRATED ANOTHER MILESTONE, HIS 74th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY JIMMY AND ROSELYN CARTER HAD BEEN MARRIED FOR 26,765 DAYS, MAKING THEM THE LONGEST MARRIED PRESIDENTIAL COUPLE IN AMERICAN HISTORY

THE CARTERS GREW UP TOGETHER IN PLAINS, GEORGIA, AND WERE MARRIED IN 1946 AFTER JIMMY GRADUATED FROM THE US NAVAL ACADEMY CARTER IS ALSO OUR OLDEST LIVING PRESIDENT AS FAR AS ALL THE MILESTONES THEY'RE HAVING AND THEY KEEP GOING AT IT, MAKING ALL THESE FAMILIES SO HAPPY WITH THE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY >> >>> BREAKING NEWS OVERNIGHT, A HEALTH SCARE FOR CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS A SUPREME COURT SPOKESWOMAN REVEALED LAST NIGHT THE 65-YEAR-OLD WAS HOSPITALIZED LAST MONTH AFTER FALLING AND INJURING HIS HEAD WHILE OUT ON A WALK NEAR HIS HOME THE INJURY NEEDED SUTURES THE CHIEF JUSTICE STAYED A NIGHT IN THE HOSPITAL OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION ROBERTS HAS SUFFERED FROM SEIZURES IN THE PAST BUT THEY BELIEVE IT WAS LIGHTHEADEDNESS CAUSED BY DEHYDRATION

>> MORE AND MORE AMERICANS ARE GETTING BACK IN THE AIR THESE DAYS, BUT MANY ARE WONDERING JUST WHAT IS IN THE AIR THAT THEY BREATHE IN THOSE AIRPLANE CABINS NBC'S BLAYNE ALEXANDER TAKES US BEHIND THE SCENES >> Reporter: AS MORE PEOPLE GET BACK ON BOARD WITH AIR TRAVEL, SO MANY ARE WONDERING HOW SAFE IS THE AIR INSIDE THE PLANE HERE'S HOW IT WORKS INSIDE THE CABIN, AIR FLOWS FROM TOP TO BOTTOM, NOT SIDE TO SIDE BETWEEN PASSENGERS, MEANING IT COMES IN FROM THE VENTS ABOVE AND IS SUCKED OUT THROUGH VENTS IN THE FLOOR IT'S RUN THROUGH HEAVY GRADE HELP A FILTERS SIMILAR TO THOSE USED IN HOSPITALS WHICH PULL OUT 99% OF PARTICLES THAT FILTERED AIR IS MIXED WITH FRESH AIR FROM OUTSIDE ON DELTA AIRLINES, THEY ARE CHANGING THOSE FILTERS TWICE AS OFTEN AS RECOMMENDED >> YOU MAY NOTICE IT'S DIRTY ON THE TOP WHERE THE AIR HAS FLOWN INTO THE FILTER, BUT IT WILL BE CLEAN ON THE BOTTOM SIDE >> Reporter: AND WHAT DOES THAT SHOW US? >> IT SHOWS US THAT THE FILTER IS WORKING >> Reporter: AND OWN EVERY AIRLINE, THE AN ENTIRELY NEW BATCH OF AIR FLOWS INTO THE CABIN 2 TO 4 MINUTES >> THE AIR QUALITY IS QUITE GOOD ON AN AIRPLANE, BETTER THAN YOU'D FIND IN MOST INDOOR ENVIRONMENTS >> Reporter: THE AIR ON THE AIRPLANE IS CLEANER THAN YOU WOULD FIND INSIDE OF A GROCERY STORE? >> YEAH, IT'S CLEANER THAN PROBABLY MOST PEOPLE'S HOMES OR IN SCHOOLS >> Reporter: HARVARD RESEARCHER DR JOSEPH ALLEN STUDIES AIRPLANE AIRUALITY >>> DOES THE FACT I'M SITTING IN SUCH CLOSE PROXIMITY TO SOMEBODY ALMOST KIND OF TAKE AWAY THE BENEFIT THAT YOU GET FROM CLEAN AIR? >> IT DOESN'T NECESSARILY TAKE AWAY THE BENEFIT OF CLEAN AIR, BUT CERTAINLY WE CAN'T DO ALL THE PHYSICAL DISTANCING WE'D WANT TO ON AN AIRPLANE >> Reporter: THAT'S WHY OTHER PRECAUTIONS ARE SO CRUCIAL HERE ON THE DELTA PLANE, WHAT YOU'RE WATCHING BEHIND ME IS AN SANITIZATION SPRAY CREWS COME ON BOARD AND SPRAY DOWN THE ENTIRE AIRCRAFT BETWEEN EVERY SINGLE FLIGHT

EVERY SURFACE WIPED DOWN MASKS REQUIRED HOPING T >>> A MAN IN PHOENIX IS BEING HAILED A HERO AFTER HE SPRUNG INTO ACTION AND CAUGHT A 3-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO WAS DROPPED FROM A BURNING APARTMENT BUILDING THE BOY'S MOTHER WHO DIED IN THAT FIRE TOSSED HIM OFF THE BALCONY AS SMOKE AND FLAMES ENGULFED THE APARTMENT POLICE SAY THE TODDLER ALONG ABOUT HIS 8-YEAR-OLD SISTER SUFFERED BURNS AND ARE IN SERIOUS CONDITION >> LET'S TURN TO NBC'S METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB AND LEARN ABOUT THE RELIEF SO MANY OF US ARE WAITING FOR HI AGAIN >> GOOD MORNING TEMPERATURES CONTINUE TO TO ROAR THE FEELS LIKE TEMPERATURE IS 105, 115 IN SOME SPOTS THE NORTHEAST, LOOK AT THIS A DRAMATIC CHANGE

THEY'RE BACK INTO THE LOWER TO MID 70s THE HUMIDITY WILL DIE DOWN BUT CAROLINA AND CHICAGO STILL IN THE 90s TRY NOT TO COMPLAIN IT COULD SNOW ANY DAY NOW >>> YOU'RE HAVING MULTIPLES

I SAID, GREAT, TWINS, I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TWINS >> I'M THINKING, TRIPLETTS ARE GOING TO BE HARD WORK THEN HE SAID FOUR OKAY, FIVE >> YEP AND THERE'S A SIXTH >> SOUNDS LIKE LeBRON, DWYANE WADE, IT NEVER HAPPENED

A GROUP OF SEXTUPLETS IN KANSAS HAVE GRANT, ETHAN, DANIEL, DANIELLE, SEAN AND JC THEY ARE GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL THEY'RE THE ONLY SEXTUPLETS SCHOOLS CLOSED EARLY ON, BUT >>> NBC NEWS HAS OBTAINED A COPY OF THE NEW TELL-ALL BUT PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NIECE BEFORE IT HITS THE SHELVES, WHICH THE TRUMP FAMILY SUED TO STOP IN IT, MARY TRUMP, WHO IS A PH

D CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, SAYS HER UNCLE'S PATHOLOGIES ARE SO COMPLEX AND HIS BEHAVIOR SO OFTEN INEXPLICABLE, COMING UP WITH AN ACCURATE AND COMPREHENSIVE DIAGNOSIS WOULD REQUIRE A FULL BATTERY OF PSYCHOLOGICAL AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS HE'LL NEVER SIT FOR SHE ALSO CLAIMS HE PAID A FRIEND TO TAKE HIS SAT

SO HE COULD GET INTO THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA SHE SAID IF TRUMP IS AFFORDED A SECOND TERM, IT WOULD BE THE END OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THAT THE BOOK IS FULL OF FALSEHOODS AND DENIES THAT THE PRESIDENT PAID SOMEONE TO TAKE HIS SATs

>> NOW TOA BLOCK BUSTER TRIAL INVOLVING HOLLYWOOD ACTOR JOHNNY DEPP, THE STAR IS SUING BRITISH NEWSPAPER THE STAR — THE SUN, EXCUSE ME, AND THE PUBLISHER FOR LIBEL OVER A 2018 ARTICLE THAT CALLED HIM A WIFE BEATER EX-ACTRESS AMBER HEARD WAS ALSO IN COURT HEADLINING THE EXPLOSIVE DETAILS, THINGS ARE REALLY HITTING THE FAN WHEN IT COMES TO THESE ALLEGATIONS >> Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT, FRANCES NOW, THAT'S A HOLLYWOOD BLOCK BUSTER, ONE SAYS ANOTHER SAYING, BLOOD FEUD AND "AMBER CUT OFF MY FINGERTIP WE'LL GET TO THAT IN A SECOND NO DOUBT IT SEEMS LIKE A VOLATILE RELATIONSHIP

THE QUESTION IS WHO WAS THE INSTIGATOR OF VIOLENCE IN THIS MARRIAGE JOHNNY DEPP SUING THE SUN FOR CALLING HIM A WIFE BEATER HE SAID HE'S NOT HIS SOUTHERN UPBRINGING WOULD NOT ALLOW THAT HIS EX-WIFE WAS DIRECTING ABUSE SHE PUNCHED HIM REPEATEDLY IN THE FACE ON A PRIVATE JET MAKING HIM LOCK HIMSELF IN THE BATHROOM AND SHE SEVERED PART OF HIS FINGER WHEN SHE THREW A BOTTLE OF VODKA AT HIM SHE CLAIMS HE DID IT WHEN HE SMASHED HIS FINGER AGAINST THE WALL WITH A PHONE HIS FRIENDSHIPS WITH HUNTER S

THOMPSON AND KEITH RICHARDS, AND ALSO MARILYN MANSON BUT THE ONE EXPLOSIVE THING IN COURT THAT IS ACTUALLY QUITE DISGUSTING, HE SAYS HE KNEW THE MARRIAGE WAS OVER WHEN HE FOUND FECES IN HIS BED, POSSIBLY FROM HEARD OR ONE OF HIS FRIENDS WHICH SHE SAYS SHE CALLED A PRACTICAL JOKE HE SAID HE KNEW THE MARRIAGE WAS OVER SO THIS IS JUST DAY ONE OF WHAT IS EXPECTED TO BE A THREE-WEEK TRIAL WE EXPECT TO HEAR MORE TESTIMONY FROM DEP TODAY IN THE HIGH COURT FRANCES? A ALL LEVELS OF DISTURBING WHEN IT COMES TO WHAT'S COMING OUT ON DAY ONE CHAPMAN, THANK YOU >> MY GOODNESS >> MY GOODNESS IS RIGHT

>> WE WILL BE FOLLOWING THAT FOR YOU >> SURE WILL THANKS FOR STARTING YOUR MORNING WITH US ON "EARLY TODAY I'M FRANCES RIVE >>> THE US HAS OFFICIALLY RACED PAST 3 MILLION CASES OF CORONAVIRUS

STATES FACING A GROWING SHORTAGE OF TESTS BUT MANY ARE ASKING WHY THE DEATH RATE REMAINS LOW >>> BREAKING OVERNIGHT MARY KAY LATERNO, THE TEACHER, HAS DIED DETAILS JUST AHEAD >> POLICE HAVE IDENTIFIED A PERSON OF INTEREST IN THE SHOO SHOOTING DEATH OF A GIRL ON FOURTH OF JULY >> "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >> GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA >> I'M FRANCES RIVERA

WE'LL HAVE THE LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUS JUST AHEAD BUT FIRST, BREAKING OVERNIGHT SHE WAS THE FORMER SEATTLE TEACHER WHOSE CASE CAPTURED NATIONAL INFAMY SHE HAS DIED AFTER A SIX-MONTH BATTLE WITH COLON CANCER SHE HAD HIS CHILD WHILE IN PRISON AND AFTER SERVING SEVEN YEARS BEHIND BARS, THEY MARRIED AND HAD ANOTHER CHILD THEN, JUST SHY OF THEIR 12-YEAR ANNIVERSARY, THE TWO SEPARATED IN 2017 ACCORDING TO HER ATTORNEY PHILAO CARED FOR HER DURING THE FINAL MONTH OF HER LIFE

MARY KAY WAS 58 YEARS OLD >> LET'S TURN NOW TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC AND TROUBLING NEW MILESTONES IN THE UNITED STATES MORE THAN 3 MILLION CASES OF COVID-19 HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED IN THE US AND FOR THE FIRST TIME, TEXAS RECORDED OVER 10,000 NEW CASES IN A SINGLE DAY

GAVE FORMAL NOTICE TO WITHDRAWAL FROM THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION PRESIDENT TRUMP'S BEEN CRITICAL OF THE GROUP'S RESPONSE TO THE PANDEMIC >> THE COUNTRY THAT IS SECOND TO AMERICA IN THE NUMBER OF INFECTIONS IS BRAZIL OVER 65,000 BRAZILIANS HAVE DIED FROM CORONAVIRUS PRESIDENT BOLSONARO REVEALED THAT HE TESTED POSITIVE, AFTER DOWNPLAYING THE RISK WHILE SPEAKING WITH REPORTERS ABOUT HIS POSITIVE RESULT, BOLSONARO REMOVED HIS MASK AND SAID THAT HE IS FINE >> MASK REQUIREMENTS, HERE, IN THE US, HAVE LED TO A LOT OF OUTBURSTS IN STORES

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS ONE FROM A COSTCO IN FLORIDA >> I FEEL THREATENED BACK OFF THREATEN ME AGAIN! >> THE PERSON FILMING THIS SAYS THAT THE MAN GOT AGGRESSIVE, AFTER BEING ASKED BY AN ELDERLY WOMAN ABOUT WEARING A MASK AN INSURANCE COMPANY TWEETED THAT HE HAS SINCE BEEN FIRED A TRADE ASSOCIATION REPRESENTING MAJOR RETAILERS, LIKE WALMART AND TARGET, ARE ASKING GOVERNORS TO REQUIRE MASKS, STATEWIDE THEY SAY DIFFERENCES IN LOCAL RULES ARE FUELING THIS CONFUSION >>> FEDERAL HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE CREATING SURGE TESTING SPOTS WITH THE GOAL OF TESTING 5,000 PEOPLE A DAY IN HOTSPOTS WHERE THE SPREAD IS OUT OF CONTROL HERE'S NBC'S MIGUEL ALMAGUER >> Reporter: IN JUST THIS FIRST WEEK OF JULY, A STRAGERRING NEW RECORD NUMBER OF INFECTIONS MORE THAN 380,000 CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS

>> FRANKLY, WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF ROOM >> HOSPITALS IN HOTSPOTS ARE AT A NEAR BREAKING POINT TEXAS, FLORIDA, AND ARIZONA, SEEING A SURGE IN PATIENTS AND A STRAIN ON ICU BEDS THE SICKEST WHO ARRIVE MAY NEVER LEAVE >> THESE PATIENTS, WHEN THEY COME IN, IF YOU DON'T HUG YOUR — YOUR — YOUR FAMILY MEMBER, LIKE, RIGHT THEN, WHO'S TO SAY YOU'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO HUG THEM AGAIN? >> WITH NEW CASES CLIMBING IN 37 STATES, THIS SCENE, ACROSS THE COUNTRY HECTOR SALAZAR SLEEPING IN HIS CAR OVERNIGHT TO BE TESTED

>> IN THE LAST THREE DAYS THAT I COMING, I GOT THE LINES, LIKE, A 50 OR 60 CARS AND NO CHANCE >> THE NATION'S LARGEST TESTING SITE, DODGER STADIUM, SHUT DOWN FOR DAYS LINES FORMED AT DAWN IN NEW ORLEANS, BUT TESTS RAN OUT FIVE MINUTES AFTER DOORS OPENED IN PHOENIX, WHERE THE TEMPERATURES SOARED INTO THE TRIPLE DIGITS, IT CAN TAKE EIGHT HOURS TO GET A TEST AND TEN BUSINESS DAYS TO GET RESULTS >> WE ASK FOR A LITTLE UNDERSTANDING AND PATIENCE >> MANY OF THE INFECTED ARE ASYMPTOMATIC, LIKE ATLANTA'S MAYOR, WHO HAS NO IDEA WHERE OR HOW SHE CAUGHT COVID >> I THINK IT REALLY SPEAKS TO HOW CONTAGIOUS THIS VIRUS IS AND WE'VE TAKEN ALL OF THE PRECAUTIONS THAT YOU CAN POSSIBLY TAKE

>> AS CALIFORNIA SOARS ABOVE 275,000 CASES, OVERWHELMED HOSPITALS IN THE SOUTHERN END OF THE STATE ARE MOVING PATIENTS SEVEN HOURS AWAY IT COMES AS VACCINE MAKER NOVAVAX SAYS THE GOVERNMENT WILL PAY THEM $16 BILLION TO EXPEDITE 100 MILLION DOSES OF A COVID VACCINE BY NEXT YEAR BIOTECH COMPANY REGENERON IS NOW BEGINNING LATE-STAGE CLINICAL TRIALS OF AN ANTIBODY COCKTAIL TO TREAT THE DISEASE 60-YEAR-OLD SYLVESTER FLOREZ BEAT COVID ON HIS OWN RELEASED AFTER 93 DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL >> WE'RE BAFFLED BUT WE'RE ALL HERE THANKING GOD >> FOR ONE FAMILY, A HAPPY HOMECOMING WHILE SO MANY OTHERS ARE IN THE FIGHT OF THEIR LIVES

ACROSS THE NATION, TESTING REMAINS A BIG CONCERN NOT JUST THE LONG LINES BUT THE LENGTHY AMOUNT OF TIME IT CAN TAKE TO GET RESULTS BACK FRANCES >> MIG EL, THANK YOU >> WITH COVID-19 CASES SURGING IN THE US

, PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND POLITICIANS ARE STILL DEBATING OVER SENDING KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL AND HOW TO KEEP THEM SAFE PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS HE WILL PRESSURE GOVERNORS TO REOPEN SCHOOLS IN THE FALL, WHILE FLORIDA IS SET TO START IN-PERSON CLASSES NEXT MONTH HERE IS NBC'S CATIE BECK >> A NEW STATE ORDER NOW DIRECTING FLORIDA SCHOOLS TO REOPEN THEIR DOORS NEXT MONTH, DESPITE THE SPIKE IN CASES THAT HAS PARTS OF THE STATE TIGHTENING RESTRICTIONS ON BUSINESSES >> ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT HEALTH CONCERNS WITH THEM SENDING THEM BACK TO SCHOOL >> I AM VERY WORRIED AT SAFETY I'M WORRIED ANBOUT THE SAFETY OF THE KIDS >> THE ORDER LEAVES ROOM FOR DISTRICTS TO DECIDE IN NEARBY BROWARD COUNTY, THE SUPERINTENDENT SAYS RETURNING IN AUGUST WITH FULL ENROLLMENT IS NOT REALISTIC

>> WE WILL NEVER COMPROMISE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND STAFF THAT'S OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY PERIOD >> A RECENT SURVEY ASKED TEACHERS TO WEIGH IN 42% SUPPORT A HYBRID MODEL OF IN-PERSON AND DISTANCE LEARNING 29% SUPPORT ONLY DISTANCE LEARNING AND 21% WANT TO RETURN TO CLASS

ADDITIONALLY, 45% OF EDUCATORS BELIEVE IF SCHOOLS DO NOT REOPEN, STUDENTS WILL CONTINUE TO FALL BEHIND, ACADEMICALLY >> I WILL RATHER LET THEM STAY, LET'S SAY, ONE WEEK IN A SCHOOL AND THEN, THE OTHER WEEK AT HOME >> A WHITE HOUSE MEETING CONVENED AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED MONDAY THAT SCHOOLS MUST OPEN IN THE FALL >> WE WANT TO GET 'EM OPEN, QUICKLY, BEAUTIFULLY, IN THE FALL AND THE, AS YOU KNOW, THIS IS A DISEASE THAT'S A HORRIBLE DISEASE

BUT YOUNG PEOPLE DO EXTRAORDINARILY WELL >> THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS PROMISED EXTRA FUNDS TO MAKE SCHOOLS SAFE BUT STATE LEADERS WORRY THEY'RE NOT READY >> I THINK WHAT WE'RE CREATING IS — IS GOING TO BE MASS CHAOS AS SCHOOLS BEGIN TO REOPEN >> DESPITE HIS FEARS, RYAN O-QUINN SAYS HE IS PLANNING TO SEND HIS GIRLS BACK TO SCHOOL IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY >> I THINK DEVELOPING SOCIAL SKILLS IS AN IMPORTANT THING THAT YOU DO AT THIS AGE AND I THINK THAT IT'S BEEN A REAL CHALLENGE FOR THEM

>> AN ONGOING CHALLENGE TO KEEP, BOTH, LEARNING AND CHILDREN HEALTHY CATIE BECK, NBC NEWS, MIAMI >> NOW, TO BREAKING NEWS OVERNIGHT A HEALTH SCARE FOR CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS A SUPREME COURT SPOKESWOMAN REVEALED LAST NIGHT THE 65-YEAR-OLD WAS HOSPITALIZED LAST MONTH AFTER FALLING AND INJURING HIS HEAD WHILE OUT ON A WALK NEAR HIS HOME THE INJURY NEEDED SUTURES AND THE CHIEF JUSTICE STAYED THE NIGHT IN THE HOSPITAL OUT OF ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION ROBERTS HAD SUFFERED SEIZURES IN THE PAST >> NBC NEWS HAS OBTAINED A COPY OF THE TELL ALL BY PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NIECE WHICH THE TRUMP FAMILY HAS SUED TO STOP

MARY TRUMP, WHO IS A CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, SAYS HER UNCLE'S PATHOLOGIES ARE SO COMPLEX AND BEHAVIORS SO OFTEN INEXPLICABLE THAT COMING UP WITH AN ACCURATE AND COMPREHENSIVE DIAGNOSIS HE PAID A FRIEND TO TAKE HIS SATs SO HE COULD GET INTO UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA IF TRUMP IS AFFORDED A SECOND TERM, IT WOULD BE THE END OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY THE PRESIDENT SAYS THE BOOK IS FULL OF FALSEHOODS >> LET'S GET A CHECK OF OUR WEATHER WITH NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB TO SEE IF SOME PLACES ARE GOING TO SEE RELIEF FROM THE HEAT >> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE RELIEF FROM THE HEAT IT'S NOT HAPPENING JUST YET AND UNFORTUNATELY IT'SSPARKING UP STORMS IT'S BEEN CONSISTENT THE LAST TWO DAYS AND WE ARE GOING TO HAVE AT LEAST ONE MORE DAY OF THESE STRONG STORMS

ALSO, WATCHING THE DEVELOPMENT OF A POSSIBLE TROPICAL SYSTEM OUT TOWARD THE CAROLINAS WE'LL CONTINUE TO WATCH THIS DEVELOPMENT FOR THE NEXT FIVE DAYS SO FOR TODAY, 8 MILLION PEOPLE GOING TO BE IMPACTED FOR THE UPPER MIDWEST FOR SEVERE WEATHER THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD SO SHREVEPORT THIS AFTERNOON, RAIN IN THE FORECAST AND THESE STORMS, GOING TO CONTINUE TO MAKE ITS WAY ACROSS THE CAROLINAS INTO PARTS OF WASHINGTON, DC EARLY THIS MORNING, THINGS WILL CLEAR OUT

BY RICHMOND, 89 DEGREES TODAY BUT WE ARE, ALSO, SEEING TEMPERATURES WELL ABOVE AVERAGE BUT I DO SEE IN THE FORECAST, SOME RELIEF SHOW YOU THAT COMING UP >> LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT JANESSA, THANK YOU >> RAISING YOUR CHILDREN WITH A DOG MIGHT HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THEIR BEHAVIOR

A NEW STUDY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA AND THE TELETHON KIDS INSTITUTE FOUND YOUNG CHILDREN WHO COME FROM DOG-OWNING HOUSEHOLDS ARE BETTER BEHAVED THAN THEIR PEERS WHO GREW UP WITHOUT A DOG ACCORDING TO THE SURVEY WHICH SURVEYED OVER 1,600 PARENTS, KIDS WHO HAD DOGS WERE 34 TO 40% LESS LIKELY TO H FORMER PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER HIS WIFE ROSALYN CELEBRATED THEIR 74th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MAKING THEM THE LONGEST-MARRIED PRESIDENTIAL COUPLE IN AMERICAN HISTORY THE CARTERS GREW UP TOGETHER IN PLAINS, GEORGIA, AND THEY WERE MARRIED IN 1946 THEY SHARE FOUR CHILDREN, 12 GRANDCHILDREN, AND 14 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN SO, WHEN YOU'RE MARRIED THAT LONG AND YOU LIVE THAT LONG, AND YOU'RE THE OLDEST LIVING PRESIDENT

THERE ARE A WHOLE LOT OF THINGS TO CELEBRATE >> YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT THEY'RE STILL VERY ACTIVE AND STILL HELPING US OUT NOW, TO AN UPDATE IN THE FOURTH OF JULY SHOOTING DEATH OF 8-YEAR-OLD ZACK RYIA TURNER POLICE HAVE IDENTIFIED A PERSON OF INTEREST IN THE CASE AUTHORITIES RELEASED THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO OF A MAN WALKING WITH WHAT THEY BELIEVE IS AN AR-15 THE 8-YEAR-OLD WAS SHOT WHEN HE FAMILY'S SUV APPROACHED A MAKESHIFT ROADBLOCK WITH NUMEROUS ARMED MEN AUTHORITIES ARE OFFERING A $20,000 FOR ANY INFORMATION IN THE CASE ALSO, ACCORDING TO PEOPLE, MEDIA MOGUL TYLER PERRY HAS OFFERED TO PAY FOR THE FUNERAL EXPENSES

>> BEHIND THE STOP HATE FOR PROFIT ADVERTISER OF FACEBOOK CALLED THEIR MEETING WITH MARK ZUCKERBERG DISAPPOINTING THE SOCIAL NETWORK CEO AND OTHER EXECUTIVES SPOKE WITH LEADERS OF FOUR CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS IN AN ATTEMPT TO ADDRESS CONCERNS OVER ITS HATE SPEECH POLICIES FOLLOWING THE HOUR-LONG VIRTUAL MEETING, THE CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS SAID THEY SAW NO COMMITMENT TO ACTION OR ATTEMPT TO ADDRESS ALL THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS FACEBOOK RESPONDED WITH A STATEMENT WRITING, QUOTE, WE KNOW WE WI MULTIPLES I SAID, GREAT, TWINS I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TWINS >> I'M THINKING TRIPLETS ARE GOING TO BE HARD WORK AND THEN, HE SAID FOUR OKAY, FIVE

>> YEP AND THERE'S A SIXTH >> A GROUP OF SEXTUPLETS SIBLINGS IN KANSAS ARE CELEBRATING A MILESTONE GRANT, MELISSA, ETHAN, DANIEL, SHAWN, AND JC ARE ALL GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL AND THE SIX ARE KANSAS'S FIRST AND ONLY SEXTUPLETS ALTHOUGH THE PANDEMIC HAD CAUSED SCHOOLS TO CLOSE EARLY ON, FIVE OF THE SIBLINGS PLAN ON ATTENDING COLLEGE IN THE FALL >> GOD BLESS THEM WHEN ALL THE TUITIONS COME UP, THE WEDDINGS, AND EVERYTHING ELSE >>> MOVING ON NOW TO OSCAR WINNER TOM HANKS WHO RETURNS TO THE SCREEN THIS WEEK WITH A NEW FILM PROJECT IT'S BEEN FOUR MONTHS AFTER HE AND HIS WIFE BECAME ILL WITH COVID-19 WHILE WORKING IN AUSTRALIA

AND IN AN INTERVIEW WITH LESTER HOLT, HANKS OPENS UP ABOUT HIS ORDEAL AND TALKS ABOUT THE COUPLE'S RECOVERY >> WE WERE DONE WITH OUR — OUR DISCOMFORT, OUR SYMPTOMS, BACK IN — IN MARCH WE HAD VERY DIFFERENT SYMPTOMS THEY WERE NOT PLEASANT, I WILL TELL YOU BUT THEY WERE NOT LIFE-THREATENING, I WOULD SAY >> THE SURPRISING NEWS THAT TOM HANKS AND HIS WIFE RITA WILSON WERE SICK AND QUARANTINED WITH COVID-19 PUT A FAMILIAR FACE TO THE RAPIDLY EXPLODING VIRUS >> DID YOU FEEL, EVEN AS YOU WERE SUFFERING FROM THE SICKNESS, DID YOU FEEL THIS RESPONSIBILITY TO BE OPEN WITH PEOPLE ABOUT IT? >> WELL, WE THOUGHT THERE WAS AN OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE AWAY ANY SORT OF MYSTERY AND STIGMA WE WERE SURPRISED BECAUSE, LIKE MANY PEOPLE, WE FELT AS THOUGH WE WERE A LITTLE PUNKY BUT WE DIDN'T THINK THAT WE WERE GOING TO BE PART OF THE BEGINNINGS OF A WORLDWIDE PANDEMIC WE WERE CONCERNED IMMEDIATELY BECAUSE RITA'S — HAS SURVIVED BREAST CANCER I HAVE TYPE 2 DIABETES >> Reporter: IN OUR INTERVIEW, HANKS REVEALED THE SURPRISING REASON THEY CAN'T FULLY PUT THE ORDEAL BEHIND THEM

>> WE HAVE FOUND OUT THAT WE HAVE FEWER ANTIBODIES NOW, THAN WE DID AT THE GET GO SO THE — THE — THE — AS MANY PEOPLE ON TELEVISION NOW SAY, LESTER, I'M NOT A DOCTOR BUT, WHAT WE'VE BEEN TOLD IS THAT, AS THE ANTIBODIES BEGIN TO FADE, IT'S POSSIBLE THAT WE WILL, ONCE AGAIN, BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO CATCHING SOME FORM OF THE CORONAVIRUS AGAIN >> Reporter: APPROACHING 3 MILLION CASES IN THIS COUNTRY, DOES IT SHOCK YOU OR SURPRISE YOU THAT WE'RE DEBATING THINGS, LIKE WHETHER WE SHOULD WEAR MASKS OR NOT >> IT DISAPPOINTS ME I DON'T GET IT I COME FROM A GENERATION THAT WAS STILL LIVING WITH THE CREDO THAT THERE ARE — THERE IS A PART THAT WE CAN ALL PLAY, IN ANY FORM OF NATIONAL EFFORT I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW SOMETHING AS SIMPLE AS DOING AS LITTLE AS WEARING A MASK, SOCIAL DISTANCING, WASH YOUR HANDS, ENTERS INTO ANY KIND OF FRAY OF WHETHER OR NOT IT'S SOMETHING WE SHOULD ALL BE DOING, IN ORDER TO TAKE CARE OF OUR CITY AND OUR COMMUNITY AND EACH OTHER >> Reporter: THE LATEST FILM PROJECT FOR HANKS, WHOSE FASCINATION WITH WORLD WAR II IS WELL KNOWN, IS CALLED "G "GREYHOUND" ABOUT THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC, THE LONGEST CAMPAIGN OF THE WAR >> DO YOU FIND PARALLELS BETWEEN WHAT WE'RE GOING THROUGH NOW >> WE WERE NOT MAKING A MOVIE THAT WAS GOING TO, I THINK, BE ADDRESSING THE SOCIOLOGICAL FORCES BEHIND THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, BUT IT TURNED OUT WE WERE THE THING ABOUT 1942 IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ATLANTIC WE HAVE CHARACTERS THAT HAVE NO IDEA HOW LONG THIS STRUGGLE IS GOING TO LAST WHETHER THEY'RE GOING TO SURVIVE LONG ENOUGH IN ORDER TO SEE ITS CONCLUSION MORE THAN HALF THE WORLD NOW IS DEALING WITH COVID-19

WE HAVE NO IDEA WHEN IT IS GOING TO END AND I THINK THE PARALLELS ARE AS HUMANLY ACCURATE, RIGHT NOW, AS — AS THEY COULD POSSIBLY BE WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF A CRISIS >> THAT WAS PART OF LESTER'S CONVERSATION WITH TOM HANKS AND BECAUSE OF COVID, STILL STEAMY THE NEXT TWO DAYS BUT SOME RELIEF FOR TH >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES, TWO WHITE PEOPLE IN CALIFORNIA ARE FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES FOR DEFACING A BLACK LIVES MATTER MURAL NICOLLE ANDERSON AND DAVID NELSON ARE BEING CHARGED WITH THREE MISDEMEANOR COUNTS, INCLUDING A HATE CRIME, AFTER BEING CAUGHT ON CAMERA BY A WITNESS USING BLACK PAINT TO COVER UP THE MURAL, WHICH WAS PERMITTED BY THE CITY

THE MURAL WAS PAINTED ON JULY 4th, AND WAS VANDALIZED WITHIN AN HOUR OF ITS COMPLETION IF CONVICTED, THE TWO CAN FACE UP TO A YEAR IN COUNTY JAIL >> SINGER JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE IS SUPPORTING HIS HOME STATE OF TENNESSEE'S ACLU'S EFFORT IN THE CALL TO REMOVE THOSE CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS >> THE TOP TEN STATES WITH CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS ACCOUNT FOR OVER 4,000 LYNCHINGS IN 73 YEARS >> JT POSTED THIS VIDEO FROM THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, ALONG WITH THE CAPTION THAT SAYS, NO ONE SHOULD BE PROTECTING THE LEGACIES OF CONFEDERATE LEADERS AND SLAVE OWNERS AND IF WE PLAN TO MOVE FORWARD, THESE MONUMENTS MUST COME DOWN

>> WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT IN FLORIDA IS PREPARING TO REOPEN THIS WEEKEND MAGIC KINGDOM AND ANIMAL KINGDOM WILL OPEN ON SATURDAY, WITH NEW SAFETY MEASURES ALL GUESTS OVER THE AGE OF THREE WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE MASK AND HAVE THEIR TEMPERATURE TAKEN NO ONE OVER 1003 DEGREES WILL BE ALLOWED IN AND SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES WILL, ALSO, BE ENFORCED

THE RESORT'S OTHER TWO PARKS, EPCOT AND HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS, WILL OPEN ON JULY 15th >> NOW, TO A HEARTWARMING ACT OF KINDNESS DURING THESE TOUGH TIMES A WOMAN FROM ARKANSAS IS DETERMINED TO BRING MUCH-NEEDED RELIEF FROM THE HEAT FOR PEOPLE STUCK IN UNEMPLOYMENT LINES FROM OUR AFFILIATE KARK, HILLARY HUNT HAS THE STORY >> THESE LIVES ARE LONG

THERE IS NO AIR CONDITION OUT HERE IT'S HOT OUT HERE >> Reporter: AS THE HEAT INDEX INCHES CLOSER TO 100 >> I STOOD IN THIS LINE MYSELF AND IT WAS SO HOT >> MANY FAN THEMSELVES AS THEY WAIT IN LINE, HERE, AT THE UNEMPLOYMENT OFFICE IN LITTLE ROCK >> WE'VE BEEN COMING UP HERE EVERY DAY SINCE MARCH

>> IS DETERMINED TO BRING SOME MUCH-NEEDED RELIEF HER CAR, LOADED DOWN WITH ICE-COLD DRINKS AND SNACKS SHE TELLS ME SHE'S PAYING IT FORWARD >> CAME AND SHE SEEN ME AND SHE BOUGHT ME SOME WATER AND SOMETHING TO EAT >> AND HER SMALL GESTURE IS MAKING ALL THE DIFFERENCE >> IT'S VERY GREAT FOR PEOPLE TO BE BRINGING FOOD AND WATER BECAUSE, FOR ONE, PEOPLE HAVE HEALTH PROBLEMS

>> NOW, BULA HOPES OTHERS WILL REMEMBER THIS >> WE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER COME ON LET'S ALL GET TOGETHER AND HELP EACH OTHER TILL WE GET THROUGH THIS AMEN AMEN AMEN >> OUR THANKS TO HILLARY FOR THAT TO THAT, I SAY AMEN >> AMEN TO THAT AND HOPEFULLY, ACROSS THE BOARD, WE CAN ALL SPREAD AND GIVE A LITTLE BIT OF THAT A >>> MULTIPLE BREAKING STORIES OVERNIGHT FIRST, THE TEACHER WHO GAINED NATIONAL ATTENTION FOR A RELATIONSHIP WITH A STUDENT, MARY KAY LETOURNEAU, HAS DIED

PLUS, SUPREME COURT JUSTICE JOHN R ROBERTS >> CORONAVIRUS CASES IN THE US SOARS PAST 3 MILLION WHILE THE NUMBERS OF FATALITIES IS GOING DOWN BUT WE ASK A PANEL OF DOCTORS IF THEY EXPECT THE DEATH RATD TO RISE >> THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO WILL CONTINUE TO DIE FROM COVID WILL INCREASE

>> UNFORTUNATELY, I WOULD SAY YES >> YES, IT WILL >> MOUNTING PRESSURE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE TO OPEN SCHOOLS IN THE FALL >> INCREDIBLE DETAILS REVEALED IN THE MARRIAGE OF JOHNNY DEPP WHERE DEPP DENIES EVER BEING A WIFE BEATER, AMONG OTHER SALACIOUS ACCUSATIONS >> CAUGHT ON CAMERA

A 3-YEAR-OLD IS TOSSED FROM THE THIRD-FLOOR BALCONY OF A BURNING APARTMENT THE HERO AND THE TODDLER'S CONDITION "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GOOD WEDNESDAY MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA >> GOOD TO BE WITH YOU, I'M FRANCES RIVERA THE LATEST ON CORONAVIRUS IS STRAIGHT AHEAD BUT FIRST, TWO BREAKING NEWS STORIES OVERNIGHT HER CASE GARNERED NATIONAL INFAMY LATE LAST NIGHT, WE LEARNED FORMER TEACHER MARY KAY LETOURNEAU HAS DIED

SHE LOST A SIX-MONTH BATTLE WITH COLON CANCER THE FORMER SEATTLE-AREA TEACHER CAPTURED HEADLINES FOR HER ILLICIT AFFAIR WITH A 6th GRADE STUDENT IN 1997, SHE WAS FOUND GUILTY OF RAPING 13-YEAR-OLD VILI FUALAAU THE TWO LATER MARRIED WHEN SHE GOT OUT OF PRISON AND THE COUPLE HAD ANOTHER CHILD AND THEN, SEPARATED IN 2017 ACCORDING TO HER ATTORNEY, FUALAAU CARED FOR HER DURING THE FINAL MONTH OF HER LIFE

MARY KAY LETOURNEAU WAS 58 YEARS OLDS >> ALSO, BREAKING OVERNIGHT, A HEALTH SCARE FOR CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS A SUPREME COURT SPOKESWOMAN REVEALED OVERNIGHT THAT THE 65-YEAR-OLD WAS HOSPITALIZED LAST MONTH, AFTER FALLING AND INJURING HIS HEAD WHILE OUT ON A WALK NEAR HIS HOME THE INJURY NEEDED SUTURES AND THE CHIEF JUSTICE STAYED A NIGHT IN THE HOSPITAL OUT OF ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION ROBERTS HAS SUFFERED FROO FROM SEIZURES IN THE PAST BUT DOCTORS BELIEVE IT WAS LIKELY DUE TO LIGHTHEADEDNESS CAUSED BY DEHYDRATION >> ON THE SAME DAY THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FORMALLY GAVE NOTICE TO WITHDRAWAL FROM THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION OVER ITS COVID-19 RESPONSE, THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES IN THE UNITED STATES PASSED THE 3 MILLION MARK >> PEOPLE WAITING IN THEIR CARS FOR HOURS FOR TESTS IN STATES LIKE TEXAS AND ARIZONA FEDERAL HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THEY WILL LAUNCH SURGE TESTING IN HARD-HIT CITIES, WITH A GOAL OF 5,000 FREE TEXTS A DAY >> VACCINE MAKER NOVAVAX SAYS THE U

S WILL PAY THEM $16 BILLION TO DELIVER 100 MILLION DOSES OF A VACCINE BY EARLY NEXT YEAR >> UNTIL WE HAVE THAT VACCINE, PEOPLE ARE BEING ASKED TO WEAR MASKS IN PUBLIC AND THAT IS LEADING TO TANTRUMS AND OUTBURSTS, LIKE THIS ONE, IN FLORIDA

>> I FEEL THREATENED BACK OFF THREATEN ME AGAIN! >> THE PERSON FILMING THIS SAYS THAT THE MAN GOT AGGRESSIVE, AFTER BEING ASKED BY AN ELDERLY WOMAN ABOUT WEARING A MASK INSURANCE COMPANY TWEETED THAT HE HAS BEEN FIRED A TRADE ASSOCIATION REPRESENTING MAJOR RETAILERS LIKE WALMART AND TARGET ARE ASKING GOVERNORS TO REQUIRE MASKS, STATEWIDE THEY SAY DIFFERENCES IN LOCAL RULES ARE FUELING THIS CONFUSION >> ON STATEN ISLAND, 60-YEAR-OLD SYLVESTER FLOREZ BEAT COVID AFTER THREE MONTHS IN THE HOSPITAL DOCTORS ARE HOPEFUL THERE WILL BE A LOT MORE OF THESE SUCCESS STORIES AS ICUs FILL UP, AGAIN HERE'S NBC'S STEPHANIE GOSK >> Reporter: A TALE OF TWO GRAPHS ON THE ONE HAND, A DISTURBING RISE IN NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES ON THE OTHER, THE HEARTENING NEWS THAT THE NUMBER OF DEATHS IS GOING DOWN

FROM MORE THAN 2,000 A DAY IN MAY, TO NOW ROUGHLY 300 BUT NEITHER GRAPH, ALONE, TELLS THE FULL STORY WE REACHED OUT TO FIVE DOCTORS IN HARD-HIT AREAS OF THE COUNTRY TO FIND OUT WHAT'S BEHIND THE NUMBERS TESTING THE COUNTRY IS GETTING BETTER AT FINDING THE VIRUS IN EARLY APRIL, 1,000 PEOPLE A DAY WERE BEING TESTED

TODAY, THE NUMBER IS ROUGHLY 600,000 BUT IT DOESN'T ENTIRELY EXPLAIN HOW QUICKLY THE CASE NUMBERS ARE GOING UP >> HOW MUCH DOES INCREASED TESTING IN ARIZONA EXPLAIN AN INCREASE IN THE CASES? >> NOT AT ALL IN THE CITY OF PHOENIX, IT'S 20 OR 24% IS THE PERCENT POSITIVE FOR THE NEW TESTS FOR COVID-19 THAT IS A TERRIBLE — IT'S A TERRIBLE NUMBER >> AGE IS ANOTHER FACTOR FEWER PEOPLE ARE DYING, EXPERTS SAY, BECAUSE YOUNGER PEOPLE ARE GETTING THE VIRUS

>> YOUNG PEOPLE ARE GOING OUT THEY'RE VISITING PLACES THAT HAVE REOPENED THEY ARE GOING TO PARTIES, UNFORTUNATELY, THEY ARE TAKING SOME RISKS >> IN ARIZONA, AT LEAST HALF OF ALL POSITIVE CASES ARE IN PEOPLE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 20 AND 44 >> THEY, ABSOLUTELY, ARE SPREADING THIS TO THOSE WHO ARE IN THEIR 60s, 70s, 80s, AND IN MORE VULNERABLE POPULATIONS

>> DEATHS WILL ALSO LAG BEHIND CASES >> WE'RE GENERALLY SEEING THAT PATIENTS ARE BECOMING SYM SYMPTOMATIC BY DAY EIGHT AND NINE COMPLICATIONS FROM COVID AND MORTALITY CAN LAG SEVERAL WEEKS >> ALSO, KEEPING DEATH NUMBERS DOWN, BETTER TREATMENT >> INITIALLY, WE WERE INTUBATING EVERYONE AND THEN, WE WERE FINDG, YOU KNOW WHAT, THERE'S SOME OTHER OXYGEN TREATMENT THERAPIES >> NOW, WHAT WE DO IS WE TRY TO AVOID INTUBATION AS LONG AS WE CAN BECAUSE IT WAS HURTING PEOPLE'S LUNGS WE USE PRONING, WHICH IS PUTTING PEOPLE ON THEIR STOMACHS AND THAT'S BEEN EXTRAORDINARILY HELPFUL

>> AND NEW DRUGS LIKE THE ANTIVIRAL REMDESIVIR, SHORTENING HOSPITAL STAYS, AS WELL AS A STEROID FOR LUNG INFECTIONS WHILE PRESIDENT TRUMP ASKED THE COUNTRY TO CELEBRATE THE DEATH RATE, DR FAUCI WARNED AMERICANS NOT TO FALL INTO A FALSE COMPLACENCY >> IT'S A FALSE NARRATIVE TO TAKE COMFORT IN — IN A LOWER RATE OF DEATH >> AS FOR THE EXPERTS WE SPOKE TO, WE ASKED THEM ALL THE SAME QUESTION

>> DO YOU EXPECT THE DEATH RATE TO GO UP >> YES, I DO >> IT'S CERTAINLY POSSIBLE >> THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO DIE FROM COVID WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE >> UNFORTUNATELY, I WOULD SAY YES >> YES, IT WILL

>> ALL FIVE, REACHING AN UNSETTLING CONSENSUS STEPHANIE GOSK, NBC NEWS >> IT'S A QUESTION ON EVERY PARENT'S MIND RIGHT NOW WILL THEIR KIDS RETURN TO THE CLASSROOM THIS FALL? WELL, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS READY TO END THAT DEBATE VOWING TO PRESSURE STATES TO REOPEN SCHOOLS, EVEN AS CORONAVIRUS CASES HIT RECORD HIGHS IN THE US OUR CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT ALICE BARR, JOINING US NOW WITH MORE ALICE, GOOD MORNING THIS IS TYPICALLY AN ISSUE LEFT TO GOVERNORS AND LOCAL LEADERS

>> GOOD MORNING, PHILLIP YEAH AND THIS COMES BACK TO SOMETHING WE'VE BEEN SEEING ALL ALONG THROUGHOUT THIS PANDEMIC PRESIDENT TRUMP KIND OF PITTING HIMSELF AGAINST GOVERNORS, LOCAL LEADERS, AND SOME CASES, SAYING HE HAS THE ULTIMATE AUTHORITY TO MAKE THE DECISIONS THOUGH, REALLY, CONSTITUTIONAL EXPERTS SAY, IN MOST CASES, IT IS UP TO THE STATES UP TO THE LOCAL LEVEL SO, EACH DISTRICT IS NOW WRESTLING WITH THIS QUESTION OF HOW AND WHEN THEY CAN REOPEN SAFELY THERE WAS AN EVENT YESTERDAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE, WHERE PRESIDENT TRUMP BASICALLY LAID OUT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SAYING THEY THINK THAT THE SOCIAL AND THE EDUCATIONAL COST OF KEEPING KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL ANY LONGER WILL BE WORSE THAN THE VIRUS, ITSELF AND THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS DOES RECOMMEND THAT KIDS TRY TO GET BACK TO SCHOOL, IN PERSON IF POSSIBLE BUT HERE IS THE ISSUE THE ADMINISTRATION DID NOT OFFER ANY CONCRETE POLICIES OR ANY NEW FUNDING TO HELP SCHOOLS RESTRUCTURE

TO ALLOW FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING IN CLASSROOMS, ON SCHOOL BUSES, THAT KIND OF THING SO THAT'S GOING TO BE LEFT UP TO THE DISTRICTS AND MANY MEDICAL EXPERTS ARE SAYING COMMUNITIES REALLY NEED TO GET THE VIRUS UNDER CONTROL, BEFORE THEY CAN THINK SERIOUSLY ABOUT SCHOOLS BUT HEAR DIRECTLY FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP WHAT HE IS SAYING THE PRESSURE HE'S GOING TO BE PUTTING ON LOCAL LEADERS TO GET THIS DONE >> WE HOPE THAT MOST SCHOOLS ARE GOING TO BE OPEN WE DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO MAKE POLITICAL STATEMENTS OR DO IT FOR POLITICAL REASONS THEY THINK IT'S GOING TO BE GOOD FOR THEM POLITICALLY, SO THEY KEEP THE SCHOOLS CLOSED

NO WAY SO WE'RE, VERY MUCH, GOING TO PUT PRESSURE ON GOVERNORS AND EVERYBODY ELSE TO OPEN THE SCHOOLS TO GET 'EM OPEN AND IT'S VERY IMPORTANT IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR OUR COUNTRY IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE WELLBEING OF THE STUDENT AND THE PARENTS SO, WE'RE GOING TO BE PUTTING A LOT OF PRESSURE ON OPEN YOUR SCHOOLS IN THE FALL

>> I THINK WHAT WE'RE CREATING IS — IS GOING TO BE MASS CHAOS, AS SCHOOLS BEGIN TO REOPEN >> SOME STATES, LIKE IN FLORIDA, WHERE CASES ARE SOARING, THEY HAVE ALREADY ANNOUNCED THAT THEY ARE GOING TO BRING STUDENTS BACK TO THE CLASSROOM IN AUGUST OTHER DISTRICTS ARE LOOKING AT MORE OF A HYBRID SYSTEM WHERE SOME KIDS WOULD WORK FROM HOME, ONLINE AND SOME WOULD BE PRESENT IN THE CLASSROOM BUT THERE ARE JUST A LOT OF HURDLES TO STILL FIGURE OUT FOR THIS VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE BACK TO YOU, PHILLIP AND FRANCES >> ALL THOSE QUESTIONS WANTING ANSWERED FROM ALL THOSE PARENTS OUT THERE

ALICE BARR FOR US, THANK YOU, ALICE >> FOLLOWING THE UNITED STATES, BRAZIL HAS THE SECOND HIGHEST NUMBER OF COVID CASES AT LEAST 65,000 BRAZILIANS HAVE DIED FROM THE VIRUS BUT THE GOVERNMENT STOPPED REPORTING SOME STATISTICS LAST MONTH AND AFTER DOWNPLAYING THE RISK, PRESIDENT JAIR BOLSONARO REVEALED THAT HE TESTED POSITIVE WHILE SPEAKING WITH REPORTERS ABOUT HIS TEST RESULT, BOLSONARO REMOVED HIS MASK AND SAID THAT HE IS FINE >> NBC NEWS HAS OBTAINED A COPY OF THE EXPLOSIVE, NEW BOOK BY PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NIECE BEFORE IT HITS SHELVES

NBC'S PETER ALEXANDER REPORTS ON THE BOOK'S MOST SHOCKING CLAIMS >> Reporter: IN HER NEW TELL-ALL BOOK, PRESIDENT TRUMP'S ESTRANGED NIECE MARY TRUMP MINCES NO WORDS EXPLAINING HER MOTIVATIONS I HAD TO TAKE DONALD DOWN, SHE WRITES, ABOUT WHY SHE GAVE THE PRES PRESIDENT'S TAX DOCUMENTS TO "THE NEW YORK TIMES" ADDING IF HE IS AFFORDED A SECOND TERM, IT WOULD BE THE END OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY HER UNCLE MEETS ALL THE CRITERIA OF A NARCISSIST AND IN HER BOOK OBTAINED BY NBC NEWS, DETAILS A DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY WITH A DAD WHO WAS SO DOMINEERING FRED TRUMP SR, QUOTE, PERVERTED HIS SON'S PERCEPTION OF THE WORLD AND DAMAGED HIS ABILITY TO LIVE IN IT

MARY TRUMP IS THE DAUGHTER OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S OLDER BROTHER, FRED JR, WHO SHE SAYS, WAS OFTEN MOCKED, EVEN ZOSCORNED BY HIS FATHER WHO SHE WRITES ONCE SAID DONALD IS WORTH TEN OF YOU >> I HAD A BROTHER FRED GREAT GUY BEST-LOOKING GUY BUT HE HAD A PROBLEM HE HAD A PROBLEM WITH ALCOHOL

>> MS TRUMP, ALSO, CLAIMS THE PRESIDENT'S SISTER, A RETIRED FEDERAL JUDGE, SAID OF HIS CANDIDACY, HE IS A CLOWN THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN AND ABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S BOASTS ABOUT HIS BRILLIANCE >> YOU KNOW, I THINK I'M A TOTALLY BRILLIANT HUMAN BEING I THINK I'M THE SMARTEST PERSON >> MS TRUMP CLAIMS HER UNCLE CHEATED ON HIS S

AT, PAYING A FRIEND TO TAKE IT FOR HIM AN ALLEGATION THE WHITE HOUSE CALLS COMPLETELY FALSE MARY TRUMP CONTESTED HER GRANDFATHER'S WILL AND BLAMED THE PRESIDENT AND OTHER RELATIVES FOR HER NOT GETTING A LARGER INHERITANCE THE WHITE HOUSE DISMISSING HER BOOK AS WRITTEN IN HER OWN SELF-INTEREST, SAYING THE PRESIDENT'S FATHER WAS WARM AND VERY GOOD TO HIM >> IT'S RIDICULOUS, ABSURD ALLEGATIONS, THAT HAVE ABSOLUTE NO BEARING IN TRUTH

HAVE YET TO SEE THE BOOK BUT IT IS A BOOK OF FALSEHOODS >> THE PRESIDENT'S BROTHER IS TRYING TO BLOCK THE BOOK'S PUBLICATION IN STATE COURT STILL, THE PUBLISHER SAYS THAT WILL NOT STOP IT FROM BEING RELEASED PHILLIP >> ALL RIGHT, PETER THANK YOU >>> MEANWHILE, MELANIA TRUMP'S FORMER FRIEND, RIGHT-HAND, AND CONFIDANTE, IS WRITING A TELL ALL OF HER OWN, DUE OUT SEPTEMBER 1st

STEPHANIE'S BOOK TITLED "MELANIA AND ME" WILL COVER THE BEGINNING OF THEIR FRIENDSHIP THROUGH THE PLANNING OF THE PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION AND HER VERY ABRUPT DEPARTURE FROM THE EAST WING IN 2018 >> NBC METEOROLOGIST, JANESSA WEBB, GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING, PHILLIP AND FRANCES IT'S STILL VERY STEAMY OUTSIDE LOOK AT THIS AIR IT IS DEFINITELY BLAZING ACROSS TWO-THIRDS OF THE NATION 76 DEGREES IS THE FEEL-LIKE TEMPERATURE ACROSS AREAS OF THE NORTHEAST AND TODAY, DAYTIME HIGHS, STILL GOING TO BE SITTING IN THE LOWER 90s

AND THAT'S WHAT'S REALLY SPARKING UP THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT FOR THE NORTHERN PLAINS TO THE UPPER MIDWEST THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD SO, 94 FOR DALLAS IT SHOULD BE PRETTY CLEAR THIS AFTERNOON BUT THE STORMS AND THAT COLD FRONT MAKING ITS WAY INTO THE MIDATLANTIC SOME TORRENTIAL RAIN THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS THE CAROLINAS BURLINGTON THIS AFTERNOON, LOWER TO MID-80s AND WHEN WILL WE SEE RELIEF? HAVE ALL THE DETAILS COMING UP

>> WE'RE READY FOR IT THANK YOU, JANESSA IN TODAY'S QUICK HITS, A MAN FENDED OFF ONE OF THE DEADLIEST SNAKES IN THE WORLD WHILE DRIVING HE USED A WORK KNIFE TO KILL THE VENOMOUS SNAKE IN HIS TRUCK >> THERE IS A PUSH IN NEW YORK TO RENAME THE BARCLAY CENTER AFTER JACKIE ROBINSON GOT TO PLAY FOR THE DODGERS FROM 1947 TO 1956

>> AND BIG >>> A PHOENIX MAN IS BEING HAILED A HERO AFTER HE SPRUNG INTO ACTION AND CAUGHT A 3-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO WAS DROPPED FROM A BURNING APARTMENT BUILDING OFFICIALS SAY THE CHILD'S MOTHER TOSSED HIM OFF THE BALCONY SMOKE AND FLAMES ENGULFED THE APARTMENT LAST WEEK FORMER MARINE LEAPT TO THE RESCUE POLICE SAY THE TODDLER ALONG WITH HIS 8-YEAR-OLD SISTER SUFFERED BURNS AND ARE IN SERIOUS CONDITION SADLY, THOUGH, THE MOTHER DID NOT SURVIVE THE CAUSE IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION >>> TWO PEOPLE IN CALIFORNIA ARE FACING MULTIPLE CHARGES FOR DEFACING A BLACK LIVES MATTER MURAL

NICOLLE ANDERSON AND DAVID NELSON ARE BEING CHARGED WITH THREE MISDEMEANOR COUNTS, INCLUDING A HATE CRIME, AFTER BEING CAUGHT ON CAMERA BY A WITNESS USING BLACK PAINT TO COVER UP THE MURAL WHICH WAS PERMITTED BY THE CITY THE MURAL WAS PAINTED JULY 4th AND WAS VANDALIZED WITHIN AN HOUR OF COMPLETION >> NOW, TO A BLOCKBUSTER TRIAL INVOLVING HOLLYWOOD ACTOR JOHNNY DEPP THE STAR IS SUING BRITISH NEWSPAPER THE SUN FOR LIBEL OVER A 2018 ARTICLE THAT CALLED HIM A WIFEBEATER THE BRITISH TABLOIDS THIS MORNING HEADLINING THE EXPLOSIVE DETAILS CHAPMAN, THERE'S SOME BOMBSHELL CLAIMS HERE >> THAT'S RIGHT, FRANCES NOW, ONE OF THE TABLOIDS HERE SAYING, NOW, THAT IS IS HOLLYWOOD BLOCK BURST

WE ALSO HAVE BLOOD FEUD FROM THE SUN AND AMBER CUT OFF MY FINGERTIP WE'LL GET TO THAT IN A SECOND SEEMS NO DOUBT THIS WAS A VOLATILE RELATIONSHIP THE QUESTION REMAINS WHO WAS THE MAIN INSTIGATOR OF ANY VIOLENCE IN THE MARRIAGE? THE LAWSUIT, FOCUSING ON AN ARTICLE IN "THE SUN TABLOID" BRANDING JOHNNY DEPP A WIFE BEATER HE SAYS HE IS TRYING TO CLEAR HIS NAME REPORTS FROM INSIDE THE HIGH COURT HAVE DEPP BRANDING HIS EX-WIFE AS THE ONE WHO DIRECTED ABUSE AT HIM SAYING SHE WAS PUNCHING HIM IN THE FACE ON A FLIGHT ONCE HE HAD TO LOCK HIMSELF IN THE BATHROOM OF THE PLANE TO GET AWAY FROM HER WHERE HE ENDED UP SLEEPING FOR THE NIGHT AND THAT SHE ATTACKED HIM WITH A BOTTLE OF VODKA, CUTTING OFF PART OF HIS FINGERTIP, THAT SHE CLAIMS HE DID WHEN HE SLAMMED A MOBILE PHONE AGAINST THE WALL

AND ALSO, SOME REALLY DISGUSTING COMMENTARY COMING FROM THE COURT THAT HE SAYS HE KNEW THE RELATIONSHIP WAS OVER WHEN HE FOUND THAT, EITHER HERD OR ONE OF HER FRIENDS POSSIBLY DEFECATED INTO HIS BED SO WE'RE HEARING SOME REAL BOMBSHELL CLAIMS OUT OF THIS ALSO, SOME REAL FOCUS ON HIS ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE, WHICH HE ADMITTED HE STARTED FROM A YOUNG AGE BUT THAT HE IS NOT A WIFE BEATER THIS IS JUST DAY ONE OF WHAT IS EXPECTED TO BE A THREE-WEEK COURT HEARING, HERE, AT THE HIGH COURT SO WE'LL SEE WHAT ELSE COMES FROM THIS TESTIMONY BUT, SO FAR, IT'S TURNING INTO A HOL HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTE >>> THAT MOMENT THERE BROKE ME AND JUST, TOTALLY PUT ME IN MY FEELS AND — AND IT JUST SHOWED THE POWER AND THE UNITY AND THE LOVE, COMPASSION, UNDERSTANDING, THAT WE ALL HAVE FOR ONE ANOTHER THE SPORT OF NASCAR WHERE A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE THEIR DOUBTS ABOUT, WE SHOW THIS TYPE OF UNITY AND LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING

>> POWERFUL WORDS FROM BUBBA WALLACE PRAISING THE SUPPORT FROM NASCAR AND HIS FELLOW DRIVERS DURING THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT IN AN INTERVIEW WITH ACTOR ANTHONY ANDERSON HE SAID THE WORDS THERE I MEAN, IT'S ABOUT UNITY, DESPITE ANYONE TRYING TO SOW DISCORD, INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT >>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE TEMPERATURES STILL ROARING THIS >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES, NEW DETAILS ON THE CASE OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN'S ALLEGED ACCOMPLICE AS GHISLAINE MAXWELL GETS READY FOR HER BAIL HEARING AND ARRAIGNMENT NEXT WEEK, BRITISH NEWSPAPER THE SUN REPORTS MAXWELL IS DEMANDING THE EPSTEIN ESTATE PAY FOR HER LEGAL FEES EPSTEIN'S LAWYERS REPORTEDLY FILED A MOTION TO DISMISS

THE CASE IS DELAYED UNTIL SEPTEMBER BUT IN A SEPARATE CASE, DEUTSCHE BANK WAS HIT WITH A $150 MILLION PENALTY FINE SAYING IT FAILED TO MONITOR SUSPICIOUS ACCOUNT ACTIVITY ON EPSTEIN'S ACCOUNT THE PENALTY INCLUDES ALLEGED MONEY LAUNDERING LINKED TO TWO OTHER BANKS >> ATLANTA POLICE HAVE IDENTIFIED A SUSPECT WHO THEY BELIEVE IS CONNECTED TO THE SHOOTING DEATH OF SECORIEA TURNER POLICE SAY AT LEAST THREE SUSPECTS WERE INVOLVED IN TURNER ES A DEATH THE 8-YEAR-OLD WAS SHOT WHEN HER FAMILY'S VEHICLE APPROACHED A MAKESHIFT ROADBLOCK WITH NUMEROUS ARMED MEN AUTHORITIES OFFERING A $20,000 REWARD FOR ANY INFORMATION ON THE CASE TYLER PERRY HAS OFFERED TO PAID FOR TURNER'S FUNERAL EXPENSES >> "THE NEW YORK TIMES" REPORTS THE BLACK BIRDWATCHER WHO CLAIMED A WOMAN CALLED 911 SAYS HE WILL NOT COOPERATE AGAINST HER

AMY COOPER LOST HER JOB AND NOW FACES CHARGES OF FILING A FALSE REPORT HE HAS ALREADY PAID A STEEP PRICE AND THAT, QUOTE, BRINGING HER MORE MISERY JUST SEEMS LIKE PILING ON HE SAYS THE DA CAN PURSUE CHARGES, WITHOUT HIM >> HAMILTON CREATOR IS RESPONDING TO CRITICISM OF THE SHOW AS IT HITS DISNEY PLUS CALLING ALL CRITICISM OF THE MUSICAL VALID WHEN RESPONDING TO A VIEWER ON TWITTER FANS AND CRITICS ARE EXAMINING THE SHOW'S PORTRAYAL OF THE FOUNDING FATHERS IN REGARD TO THEIR USE OF SLAVERY AS IT DRAWS HUGE NUMBERS MIRANDA SAYS HE DID HIS BEST TO FIT AS MUCH AS HE COULD INTO THAT TWO AND A HALF HOUR MUSICAL

>> MAYBE THERE'S A PART TWO RIGHT THERE THAT HE MAY START RIGH WRITING NOW MIGHT AS WELL >> IT IS IMPORTANT, EVERY SINGLE FOUNDING FATHER THAT'S PORTRAYED IN THAT IS A PERSON OF COLOR >> YES YES >> YOU KNOW, SO HE DID BREAK SOME BOUNDARIES DOING THAT DOING SOMETHING NEW, YOU KNOW? >> MAYBE, THERE WILL BE SOME KIND OF PART TWO YOU KNOW, SPUR THAT

THE WORLD'S FASTEST MAN HUSSEIN BOLT PUBLICLY REVEAL THEIR DAUGHTER'S NAME AND OLYMPIA LIGHTNING BOLT BORN ABOUT THREE WEEKS AGO, THE COUPLE WAITED UNTIL HER BIRTHDAY TO SHARE THE NEWS ON INSTAGRAM AND TWITTER IT'S APPROPRIATE BECAUSE HER 2-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER'S NAMED ALEXIS OLYMPIA >>> THIS MORNING ANOTHER STAGGERING MILESTONE THE US SURPASSES 3 MILLION CASES OF CORONAVIRUS WITH 37 STATES SEEING A RISE IN POSITIVE RESULTS THE SURGE PUTTING A STRAIN ON TESTING AND CAUSING MAJOR SHORTAGES

>> THE SHOCKING CELL PHONE VIDEO PHOENIX POLICE OPENING FIRE ON A PARKED CAR THE MAN INSIDE KILLED HIS SUPPORTERS SAY POLICE AREN'T TELLING THE FULL STORY THE GROWING OUTRAGE >> OVERNIGHT, FIRST THE TEACHER WHO GOT NATIONAL ATTENTION WITH A STUDENT MARY KAYLE LATERNAEU HAS DIED >> HOW CLEAN IS THE AIR YOU BREATHE IN AN AIRPLANE THE SURPRISING NEW RESULT "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW >>> GOOD MORNING, I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA IT WAS ANNOUNCED FORMER TEACHER MARY KAYE LATERNO HAS DIED AFTER A BATTLE WITH COLON CANCER SHE CAPTURED HEADLINES FOR HER ILL IS IT AFFAIR WITH A STUDENT

SHE WAS FOUND GUILTY OF RAPPING BILLY FALEAU AND HAD HIS CHILD AND MARRIED HIM AFTER SHE GOT OUT OF JAIL THEY HAD ANOTHER CHILD AND SEPARATED IT IN 2017 THE FATHER CARED FOR HER DURING THE FINAL MONTH OF HER LIFE MARY KAY WAS 58 YEARS OLD >> TURNING TO THE LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, THE NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CORONAVIRUS CASES IN THE UNITED STATES IS NOW OVER 3 MILLION THAT GRIM MILESTONE WAS REACHED AS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION FORMALLY GAVE NOTICE TO WITHDRAW FROM THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION OVER ITS RESPONSE TO COVID THE COUNTRY THAT IS SECOND TO AMERICA IN THE NUMBER OF INFECTIONS IS BRAZIL THE GOVERNMENT HAS STOPPED REPORTING ACCURATE NUMBERS, BUT AT LEAST 65,000 BRAZILIANS HAVE DIED FROM THE VIRUS

AND AFTER DOWNPLAYING THE RISK, PRESIDENT JAIR BOLSONARO REVEALED HE TESTED POSITIVE WHILE SPEAKING WITH REPORTERS ABOUT HIS TEST RESULT, BOLSONARO REMOVED HIS MASK AND SAID THAT HE IS FINE >> MASK REQUIREMENTS IN THE US HAVE LED TO A LOT OF OUTBURSTS IN STORES TAKE A LOOK AT THIS ONE FROM A COSTCO IN FLORIDA

>> BACK OFF! >> THE PERSON FILMING THIS SAYS THAT THAT MAN GOT AGGRESSIVE AFTER BEING ASKED BY AN ELDERLY WOMAN ABOUT WEARING A MASK AN INSURANCE COMPANY TWEETED THAT HE HAS SINCE BEEN FIRED A TRADE ASSOCIATION REPRESENTING MAJOR RETAILERS LIKE WALMART AND TARGET ARE ASKING GOVERNORS TO REQUIRE MASKS STATEWIDE THEY SAY THE DIFFERENCES IN LOCAL RULES ARE FUELING THIS CONFUSION >> FEDERAL HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE CREATING SURGE TESTING SPOTS WITH A GOAL OF TESTING 5,000 PEOPLE A DAY IN HOT SPOTS WHERE THE SPREAD IS OUT OF CONTROL HERE'S NBC'S MIGUEL ALMAGUER >> Reporter: IN JUST THIS FIRST WEEK OF JULY, A STACGGERING NEW RECORD OF INFECTIONS, MORE THAN 3 MILLION CASES >> WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF ROOM >> Reporter: TEXAS, ARIZONA AND FLORIDA ARE SEEING A STRAIN ON IC

U BEDS THE SICKEST WHO ARRIVE MAY NEVER LEAVE >> THESE PATIENTS WHEN THEY COME IN, IF YOU DON'T HUG YOUR FAMILY MEMBER LIKE RIGHT THEN, WHO IS TO SAY YOU'RE GOING TO BE HUG THEM AGAIN >> Reporter: WITH NEW CASES CLIMBING IN 37 STATES, THIS SCENE ACROSS THE COUNTRY HECTOR SALAZAR SLEEPING IN HIS CAR OVERNIGHT TO BE TESTED >> IN THE LAST THREE DAYS THAT I CAME, I GOT THE LINE LIKE 50 OR 60 CARS AND NO CHANCE >> Reporter: THE NATION'S LARGEST TESTING SITE, DODGER STADIUM, SHUTDOWN FOR DAYS LINES FORMED AT DAWN IN NEW ORLEANS, BUT TESTS RAN OUT 5 MINUTES AFTER DOORS OPENED IN PHOENIX WHERE THE TEMPERATURE SOARED INTO THE TRIPLE DIGITS, IT CAN TAKE EIGHT HOURS TO GET A TEST, AND TEN BUSINESS DAYS TO GET RESULTS

>> WE ASK FOR A LITTLE UNDERSTANDING AND PATIENCE >> Reporter: MANY OF THE INFECTED ARE ASYMPTOMATIC, LIKE TH ATALANTA'S MAYOR WHO HAS NO IDEA HOW SHE CAUGHT IT >> WE'VE TAKEN ALL THE PRECAUTIONS YOU CAN POSSIBLY TAKE >> Reporter: AS CALIFORNIA SOARS ABOVE 275,000 CASES, OVERWHELMED HOSPITALS IN THE SOUTHERN END OF THE STATE ARE MOVING PATIENTS SEVEN HOURS AWAY IT COMES AS VACCINE MAKER NOVAVAX SAYS THE GOVERNMENT WILL PAY THEM $16 BILLION TO EXPEDITE 100 MILLION DOSES OF A COVID VACCINE BY EARLY NEXT YEAR BIOTECH COMPANY REGENERON IS NOW BEGINNING LATE-STAGE CLINICAL TRIALS OF AN ANTIBODY COCKTAIL TO PREVENT AND TREAT THE DISEASE BUT IN STATEN ISLAND, 60-YEAR-OLD SYLVESTER FLORES BEAT COVID ON HIS OWN, RELEASED AFTER THREE MONTHS IN THE HOSPITAL >> 93 DAYS IS SOMETHING WE CAN'T IMAGINE >> Reporter: FOR ONE FAMILY, A HAPPY HOMECOMING, WHILE SO MANY OTHERS ARE STILL IN THE FIGHT OF THEIR LIVES

ACROSS THE NATION, TESTING REMAINS A BIG CONCERN NOT JUST THE LONG LINES, BUT THE LENGTHY AMOUNT OF TIME IT CAN TAKE TO GET RESULTS BACK FRANCES? >> OKAY, MIGUEL, THANK YOU >> IT'S A QUESTION ON EVERY PARENT'S MIND RIGHT NOW WILL THEIR KIDS RETURN TO THE CLASSROOM THIS FALL? PRESIDENT TRUMP IS READY TO END THAT DEBATE, VOWING TO PRESSURE STATES TO REOPEN SCHOOLS, EVEN AS CORONAVIRUS CASES HIT RECORD HIGHS IN THE US OUR CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT ALICE BARR JOINING US NOW WITH MORE ALICE, GOOD MORNING THIS IS TYPICALLY AN ISSUE LEFT TO GOVERNORS AND LOCAL LEADERS >> Reporter: YES, PHILLIP

THIS IS THE KIND OF BACK AND FORTH WE'VE SEEN THROUGH THE PANDEMIC PRESIDENT TRUMP FREQUENTLY TRYING TO ASSERT HIS POWER, SAYING, YOU KNOW, EARLIER IN THIS FIGHT THAT HE HAD THE ULTIMATE AUTHORITY IN MAKING DECISIONS OVER WHAT HAPPENS AT THE STATE LEVEL THAT WAS FOR REOPENING BUSINESSES BUT FOR SCHOOLS THERE IS EVEN MORE, YOU KNOW, LAYERS OF BUREAUCRACY INVOLVED HERE YOU HAVE NOT JUST THE GOVERNORS, BUT YOU HAVE EACH INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT IS MAKING WRENCHING DECISIONS ABOUT HOW TO SAFELY REOPEN, THINGS LIKE HOW TO DISTANCE KIDS IN THE CLASSROOM, HOW TO DISTANCE THEM ON SCHOOL BUSES PRESIDENT TRUMP, THOUGH, HAS BEEN VERY CLEAR THAT HE WANTS KIDS BACK IN THE CLASSROOM FOR ONE THING IT'S DIFFICULT FOR PARENTS TO GO BACK TO WORK WHEN THEIR KIDS ARE STILL AT HOME SO THAT'S CENTRAL TO HIS MESSAGE OF REOPENING THE ECONOMY BUT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS ALSO SAYING THAT THE RISKS FOR CHILDREN IN TERMS OF SOCIAL AND EDUCATIONAL DRAWBACKS ARE GREATER THAN POTENTIALLY THE VIRUS ITSELF IF THEY REMAIN OUT OF THE CLASSROOM THE AMERICAN AECADEMY OF PEDIATRICS HAS RECOMMENDED KIDS GO BACK TO SCHOOL IN PERSON IF POSSIBLE BUT DURING AN EVENT ON THIS TOPIC YESTERDAY, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION DID NOT OFFER ANY CONCRETE POLICIES OR CRITICALLY ANY NEW FUNDING TO HELP SCHOOLS RESTRUCTURE AND REOPEN SAFELY DESPITE THAT, HERE IS WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID ABOUT HOW HE IS GOING TO PRESS INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND STATES TO REOPEN >> WE HOPE THAT MOST SCHOOLS ARE GOING TO BE OPEN WE DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO MAKE POLITICAL STATEMENTS OR DO IT FOR POLITICAL REASONS

I THINK IT'S GOOD TO BE GOOD FOR THEM POLITICALLY SO THEY KEEP THE SCHOOLS CLOSED NO WAY SO WE ARE VERY MUCH GOING TO PUT PRESSURE ON GOVERNORS AND EVERYBODY ELSE TO OPEN THE SCHOOLS TO GET THEM OPEN, AND IT'S VERY IMPORTANT IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR OUR COUNTRY IT'S VERY IMPORTANT FOR THE WELL-BEING OF THE STUDENT AND THE PARENTS SO WE'RE GOING TO BE PUTTING A LOT OF PRESSURE ON OPEN YOUR SCHOOLS IN THE FALL >> I THINK WHAT WE'RE CREATING IS GOING TO BE MASS CHAOS AS SCHOOLS BEGIN TO REOPEN

>> Reporter: AND EACH DISTRICT IS COMING UP WITH ITS OWN APPROACH IN FLORIDA, WHERE CASES HAVE BEEN SOARING, THE GOVERNOR ANNOUNCED THAT HE WANTS KIDS BACK IN THE CLASSROOM FULL TIME STARTING IN AUGUST MANY OTHER DISTRICTS ARE LOOKING AT SORT OF A HYBRID APPROACH WHERE THERE WOULD BE SOME ONLINE EDUCATION AND SOME IN-PERSON, BUT AGAIN, IT'S JUST WRENCHING DECISIONS THAT EACH INDIVIDUAL IS TRYING TO MAKE AND A PATCHWORK OF CHALLENGES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY >> PATCHWORK IS A GOOD WAY TO PUT IT ALICE BARR FOR US THANK YOU, ALICE >> THERE IS OUTRAGE IN PHOENIX AFTER AN OFFICER SHOT AND KILLED A MAN IN A PARKED CAR THE LATEST INCIDENT SPARKING OUTRAGE OVER POLICE TACTICS THE VIDEO IS DISTURBING

>> Reporter: FRANCES, THE PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT IS FACING MOUNTING SCRUTINY AFTER ANOTHER OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING DEATH THE TENSE CONFRONTATION CAPTURED ON A BYSTANDER'S CELL PHONE CAMERA ON THE 4th OF JULY >> DON'T SHOOT" >> Reporter: OFFICERS SHOUTING INTO A PARKED CAR AND FIRING A BARRAGE OF BULLETS [ GUNSHOTS ] [ BLEEP ] >> Reporter: THE VIDEO DOESN'T CLEARLY SHOW WHAT HAPPENED IN THE MOMENTS BEFORE THE GUNFIRE OR WHAT ELSE LED UP TO THE INCIDENT BUT THE MAN INSIDE THAT CAR, 28-YEAR-OLD JAMES GARCIA, DIED >> THE OFFICERS DID NOT HAVE A WARRANT AND APPROACHED HIM IN THE CARA TATSUMAING HE WAS SOMEONE HE WASN'T >> Reporter: PHOENIX POLICE SAY THEY WERE RESPONDING T >>> PHOENIX POLICE SAY THEY WERE RESPONDING TO A 911 CALL HER WHEN THEY SAY SOMEONE THREATENED THEM WITH A KNIFE THE CALLER DIRECTED THEM TO A HOUSE AND WHEN THEY ARRIVED, THEY SPOKE TO SEVERAL PEOPLE, INCLUDING GARCIA THEY ASKED 10 MINUTES FOR HIM TO LEAVE HIS CAR SO THEY COULD SECURE THE SCENE

>> MR GARCIA DECIDED NOT TO INTERACT WITH OFFICERS ANYMORE AND HE ROLLED UP HIS WINDOW AND THAT'S WHEN THEY GOT THE GUNS >> THEY HAVE RELEASED THE BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE FROM AN OFFICER WHO ARRIVED AFTER THE SHOOTING AND RECEIVED A GUN FROM THE CAR >> THE GUN IS SECURE >> WASN'T THERE ANOTHER WAY FOR DE-ESCALATION? >> THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WILL LOOK AT WHEN THEY INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETE

>> Reporter: GARCIA'S FAMILY IS ASKING FOR ANSWERS >> PLEASE HELP ME GET JUSTICE FOR MY BROTHER >> Reporter: THE PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT CANNOT LOCATE THE ORIGINAL 9-1- 1 CALLER AND THEY DID NOT FIND A KNIFE INSIDE GARCIA'S CAR >>> NEW DETAILS IN THE CASE OF JEFFREY EPSTEIN'S ALLEGED ACCOMPLICE AS SHE GETS READY FOR HER BAIL AND ARRAIGNMENT NEXT WEEK, THE SUN REPORTS THAT THE EPSTEIN REPORT PAY FOR HER LEGAL FEES

THE CASE IS DELAYED UNTIL SEPTEMBER >>> IN A SEPARATE CASE, DEUTSCHE BANK WAS HIT WITH 150 THOUSAND DOLLARS IN FINES AND IT FAILED TO MONITOR SUSPICIOUS ACCOUNT ACT TO VITTI IT INCLUDES SUCH ALLEGED MONEY LAUNDERING >>> NOW LET'S CHECK THE WEATHER TO SEE HOW HOT IT IS GOING TO BE OVER MOST OF THE COUNTRY

>> IT IS STEAMY ACROSS TWO THIRDS OF THE NATION WITH TEMPERATURES WELL ABOVE AVERAGE NEARLY 25 DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE IN SOME SPOTS THERE ARE STORMS WE ARE SEEING PRETTY CONTINUOUSLY FOR THE NORTHERN PLAINS AND INTO THE MIDWEST AND THAT WILL CONTINUE INTO TOMORROW AFTERNOON TROPICAL DEVELOPMENT OFF THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST FOR THE NEXT FIVE DAYS >>> IN HOUSTON, 95 DEGREES WITH SUNSHINE

THE HEAT INDEX AT 105 IN SOME SPOTS FROM DETROIT TO NORTHEAST OHIO, MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES AND HIGHS NEAR 90 >>> WE WILL SEE RELIEF FROM THE 90s >>> I WANT TO HEAR ALL ABOUT THAT, THANK YOU >>> FORMER PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER CELEBRATED ANOTHER MILESTONE

HIS 74th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY THEY HAVE BEEN MARRIED MORE THAN 26,000 DAYS MAKING THEM THE LONGEST MARRIED PRESIDENTIAL COUPLE IN HISTORY THEY WERE MARRIED IN 1946 AFTER JIMMY GRADUATED FROM THE US NAVAL ACADEMY

HE IS OUR OLDEST LIVING PRESIDENT THERE ARE ALL THESE MILESTONES AND HE JUST KEEPS GOING AT IT >> IT'S A HEARTWARMING STORY, BUT WHEN YOU BREAK IT DOWN TO 26,000 DAYS ALL RIGHT >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

>> IF THEY GO BACK TO THEIR JOB , THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE PROTECTED IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD >>> BREAKING NEWS OVERNIGHT A SUPREME COURT SPOKESWOMAN REVEALED LAST NIGHT THAT CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS WAS HOSPITALIZED AFTER FALLING AND INJURING HIS HEAD WHILE ON A WALK NEAR HIS HOME THE INJURY NEEDED STITCHES

HE STAYED IN THE HOSPITAL OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION DOCTORS BELIEVE THE FALL WAS BELIEVED TO BE FROM LIGHTHEADEDNESS DUE TO DEHYDRATION >>> MORE AND MORE AMERICANS ARE GETTING BACK INTO THE AIR THESE DAYS MANY WONDER WHAT THEY ARE BREATHING IN THE AIRPLANE CABINS WE HAVE A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES

>>> AS MORE PEOPLE GET BACK ON BOARD WITH AIR TRAVEL, MANY WONDER HOW SAFE IS THE AIR INSIDE THE PLANE? HERE IS HOW IT WORKS THE AIRFLOW IS FROM TOP TO BOTTOM AND NOT SIDE TO SIDE IT COMES FROM THENCE ABOVE AND IS SUCKED OUT THROUGH VENTS IN THE FLOOR AND IT IS RUN THROUGH HEAVY GRADE HEPA FILTERS, SIMILAR TO THOSE IN HOSPITALS WHICH PULL OUT THE PARTICLES THE FILTERED AIR IS MIXED WITH FRESH AIR AND THE FILTERS ARE CHANGED TWICE AS OFTEN AS RECOMMENDED ON DELTA AIRLINES >> IT WILL BE DIRTY ON THE TOP AND CLEAN ON THE BOTTOM SIDE AND THAT SHOWS US THE FILTER IS WORKING

>>> AN ENTIRELY NEW BATCH OF AIRFLOWS INTO THE CABIN EVERY 2-4 MINUTES >> THE AIR IS BETTER ON AN AIRPLANE AND BETTER THAN MOST INDOOR ENVIRONMENTS >> IT IS CLEANER THAN THE AIR IN A GROCERY STORE >> IT IS CLEANER THAN MOST HOMES AND EVEN SCHOOLS >> Reporter: HARVARD RESEARCHER, DR

JOSEPH ALLEN RESEARCHES THE AIR >> IT CAN ALMOST TAKE AWAY THE BENEFITS YOU GET FROM CLEAN-AIR IF YOU ARE SITTING NEXT TO SOMEBODY? >> WE CANNOT DO ALL THE PHYSICAL DISTANCING WE WANT TO ON AN AIRPLANE >> Reporter: THAT'S WHY OTHER PRECAUTIONS ARE CRUCIAL ON THE DELTA FLIGHT IS A SANITIZATION SPRAY THE CREWS COME ON BOARD AND SPRAY DOWN THE AIRCRAFT BETWEEN EVERY FLIGHT

MASKS ARE REQUIRED THEY HOPE TO REASSURE PASSENGERS THAT IT IS SAFE TO FLY PLAYING ALEXANDER, NBC NEWS, ATLANTA >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >>> WHEN PEOPLE GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE ARE PROTECTED

>>> COMMAND IS HAILED A HERO AFTER HE SPRANG INTO ACTION AND CAUGHT A THREE- YEAR-OLD BOY IT WAS THROWN FROM A BURNING BUILDING THE MOTHER DIED THE BOY ALONG WITH HIS EIGHT- YEAR-OLD SISTER SUFFERED BURNS AND ARE IN SERIOUS CONDITION >>> WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE REEF LEAF THAT SO MANY OF US ARE WANTING >> TEMPERATURES CAN CONTINUE TO ROAR WITH UPPER 80s AND 90s ACROSS THE SOUTH

THE FEELS LIKE TEMPERATURES FEEL LIKE 105 AND UP TO 100 15 IN SOME SPOTS IT COULD BE A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE WEEKEND IN THE NORTHEAST LOOK AT THIS DRAMATIC CHANGE THE HUMIDITY IS GOING TO DIE DOWN , BUT CHICAGO IS STILL IN THE 90s TRY NOT TO COMPLAIN BECAUSE IT COULD SNOW ANY DAY NOW

>> IS GOING TO SNOW ANY DAY? HOW ABOUT THAT? ALL RIGHT >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED

>> IT IS NEWS FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS AT 6:00 PM EASTERN >> I ALWAYS WANTED TWINS >> AND WHEN THEY SAID THREE, I THOUGHT TRIPLETS WOULD BE HARD WORK

THEN THEY SAID FOUR AND THEN OKAY, FIVE >> AND YEP, THERE IS A SIXTH >>> A GROUP OF SEXTUPLETS SIBLINGS IN KANSAS ARE CELEBRATING MILESTONES AS THEY ALL GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL THE SIX ARE THE ONLY SEXTUPLETS THE PANDEMIC CALLED FOR SCHOOLS TO CLOSE BUT THEY PLAN ON ATTENDING COLLEGE IN THE FALL

>>> GOD BLESS THEM >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED

>> IT IS NEWS FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN TIME FORCED TO CLEAR >>> MARY TRUMP WHO IS A PHD PSYCHOLOGIST SAYS HER UNCLE'S BEHAVIORS ARE SO COMPLEX THAT COMING UP WITH AN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS WOULD REQUIRE A FULL BATTERY OF TESTS THAT HE WOULD NEVER SIT FOR HE ALSO PAID A FRIEND TO TAKE HIS SATS SO HE COULD GET INTO THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

IF HE IS AFFORDED ANOTHER TERM, IT WOULD BE THE END OF DEMOCRACY THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THAT THE BOOK IS FULL OF LIES AND DENIES THE PRESIDENT PAY SOMEONE TO TAKE HIS SATS >>> JOHNNY DEPP IS SUING A BRITISH NEWSPAPER , THE SUN, OVER AN ARTICLE THAT CALLED HIM A WIFE BEATER HIS EX-WIFE WAS ALSO IN COURT THE BRITISH TABLOID IS HEADLIGHT IN THE EXPLOSIVE DETAILS

THINGS ARE REALLY HITTING THE FAN WHEN IT COMES TO THESE ALLEGATIONS >> THAT IS RIGHT THAT IS A HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER THAT ONE SAYS ANOTHER SAYS, AMBER CUT OFF MY FINGERTIP THIS IS NO DOUBT IN VOLATILE RELATIONSHIP

WHO WAS THE INSTIGATOR OF VIOLENCE IN THE MARRIAGE JOHNNY DEPP IS SUING THE SUN BECAUSE THEY HAVE CALLED HIM A WIFE BEATER HE BRANDS HIS EX-WIFE SAYING THAT SHE PUNCHED HIM REPEATEDLY IN THE FACE ON A PRIVATE JET AND FORCED HIM TO LOCK HIMSELF IN THE BATHROOM SHE SAYS HE OUT HE ALSO SAYS THAT SHE CUT OFF PART OF HER HIS FINGER WHEN SHE THREW A BOTTLE OF VODKA AND ALSO THE PARTNERSHIP WITH KEITH RICHARDS AND MARILYN MANSON

THE ONE EXPLOSIVE THING IN COURT, WHICH IS QUITE DISGUSTING, HE SAID HE KNEW THE MARRIAGE WAS OVER WHEN HE FOUND FECES IN HIS BED POSSIBLY FROM HER OR ONE OF HIS FRIENDS WHICH SHE SAYS SHE CALLED A PRACTICAL JOKE HE SAID HE KNEW THE MARRIAGE WAS OVER THIS IS JUST A ONE OF A THREE-WEEK TRIAL WE EXPECT TO HEAR MORE TODAY IN THE HIGH COURT

>>> IT IS DISTURBING WITH WHAT IS COMING OUT THANK YOU >> MY GOODNESS >> MY GOODNESS IS RIGHT >> YET WE WILL BE FOLLOWING THAT FOR YOU

>>> I AM FRANCIS RIVERA >>> BEFORE YOU GO, CHECK OUT THE EXPLOSION OF COLOR IN ITALY WITH MILLIONS OF FLOWERS HAVE A GREAT WEDNESDAY >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS NOW >> OF THE GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED IT IS NEWS FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT SIX CLOCK AM EASTERN

>> HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO IS BEEN THERE >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS NOW >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 A

M EASTERN >> THESE ARE A GREAT NATION ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED? WHAT COUNTS AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ORDERED

SO THE GOVERNOR CAN TURN THESE THINGS AROUN >> PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET APART FOR THE MOST PART ARE YOU WORRIED THIS MAY DOVETAIL IN TERMS OF TRANSMISSION WITH THE ONGOING PROTESTS? >>> OVERNIGHT, THE US HAS SURPASSED ANOTHER MILESTONE PRESIDENT TRUMP DISAGREEING WITH THE TOP INFECTIOUS DUE FECES EXPERT, DR

ANTHONY FAUCHER WRITING IN A TWEET THAT THE CORONAVIRUS IS DOWN TENFOLD >> AND WE TAKE COMFORT IN A LOWER RATE OF DEATH >> DOCTOR VAL SHE SAID DO NOT WEAR A MASK AND NOW HE SAYS TO WEAR THEM HE HAS SAID NUMEROUS THINGS THAT I DID NOT LISTEN TO MY EXPERTS

>> Reporter: TODAY, AND 37 STATES, THE VIRUS IS ON THE RISE WITH EIGHT STATES SPIKING TIERS WE HAVE SEEN MARATHON RUNNERS HAVING TO LEARN TO WALK AND BREATHE AGAIN >> Reporter: THE NUMBER OF INFECTIONS BEHIND NEW YORK WITH HOSPITALS IN THE SOUTHERN END OF THE STATE OVERWHELMED MOVING PATIENTS AS FAR NORTH AS SACRAMENTO, 600 MILES AWAY >> THE MEAN AGE IS A DECADE AND A HALF YOUNGER THAN WHAT WE SAW MONTHS AGO >> Reporter: IN PHOENIX, A CRISIS

SOME WAIT IN EXTREME HEAT FOR HOURS FOR RESULTS THAT CAN TAKE UP TO 10 DAYS TO GET IN NEW ORLEANS, ONE SITE RAN OUT OF TESTS FIVE MINUTES AFTER THEY OPENED THEIR DOORS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE THE VIRUS, THERE IS NO GUARANTEE OF IMMUNITY TOM HANKS SAID THAT HE AND HIS WIFE, RITA, COULD BE VULNERABLE TO THE DISEASE AGAIN >> WE HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT AS THE ANTIBODIES BEGIN TO FADE THAT IT IS POSSIBLE WE WILL ONCE AGAIN BE SUSCEPTIBLE

>>> NEW PROGRESS ON PREVENTION AND TREATMENT THE GOVERNMENT WILL PAY $16 BILLION TO PRODUCE $100 MILLION OF A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE BY NEXT YEAR IN A BIOTECH COMPANY IN LATE STAGE CLINICAL TRIALS OF AN ANTIBODY COCKTAIL TO TREAT THE DISEASE THERE ARE CRUSTING NUMBERS OF CONCERNS

>> SO THE SITUATION IN A LOT OF STATES IT'S GETTING WORSE WHAT WILL OFFICIALS DO? IS THERE AN INDICATION THE SHUTDOWN ORDERS MAY COME BACK OR THAT THERE WILL BE RESTRICTIONS? >> IN LOS ANGELES, THEY HAVE REINSTATED RESTRICTIONS AND MORE,, IN AUSTIN, TEXAS THEY HAVE OUTLINED A PLAN FOR 35 DAY SHUT DOWN IF THE SITUATION DOES NOT APPROVE IMPROVE AND IN MIAMI, THE GOVERNOR SAID THE GYMNASIUMS MUST CLOSE AND NOW HE IS REVERSING THE ORDER >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

>> WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS NOW >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

>>> PRESIDENT TRUMP PUTTING THE RESPONSIBILITY TO REOPEN SCHOOL THIS FALL SQUARELY ON THE SHOULDERS OF THE GOVERNORS >> WE ARE VERY MUCH GOING TO PUT PRESSURE ON THE GOVERNORS AND EVERYONE ELSE TO OPEN THE SCHOOLS TO GET THEM OPEN BECAUSE I THINK IT WILL BE GOOD FOR THEM POLITICALLY >> Reporter: IN PLACES WHERE THE VIRUS IS SURGING, THERE ARE CONCERNS IT WOULD NOT BE SAFE, LIKE ARIZONA

>> WOULD YOU BE COMFORTABLE AS AN EMERGENCY ROOM DOCTOR IN ARIZONA TO SEND KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL TOMORROW? >> NO, I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THAT FOR ANY PARENT, NOT YET >> Reporter: AND IN FLORIDA'S MIAMI DADE COUNTY , WHERE THERE WAS ROLLBACK IN THE BUSINESSES AFTER A SPIKE IN CASES, THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE FIFTH LARGEST SCHOOL DISTRICT IS NOT READY TO THROW OPEN THE DOORS EITHER >> I THINK IT IS LOGISTICALLY LEGITIMATELY AND POSSIBLE >> Reporter: HE IS WORKING ON A PLAN FOR WHEN THE CASE NUMBERS GO DOWN AMONG THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES IS MAINTAINING SOCIAL DISTANCING AND OFTEN CROWDED SCHOOLS

>> THE HALLWAYS UTILIZING NONTRADITIONAL EDUCATIONAL SPACE AND REQUIRING PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT >> Reporter: WHERE SCHOOL BEGINS NEXT WEEK, THEY ARE STAGGERING SCHEDULES AND HAVING KIDS EAT GRAB AND GO LUNCHES AT THEIR DESKS INSTEAD OF THE CAFETERIA >> WE HAVE TO KEEP THE KIDS SAFE >> Reporter: WHAT HAPPENS IF A TEACHER OR STUDENT GETS THE VIRUS? >> THEY WILL HAVE TO BE IN QUARANTINE AND ALL THOSE IN CONTACT WITH THE INFECTED TEACHER OR EMPLOYEE WILL HAVE TO BE IN QUARANTINE >> Reporter: THE OTHER ISSUE NATIONWIDE HIS MONEY

HOW WILL THEY PAY FOR ALL OF THIS? >> ADDITIONAL SUPPORT IS NEEDED AT THIS TIME FOR THE RESOURCES FOR THE CLEANING SUPPLIES AND FOR ADDITIONAL MANPOWER TO ENSURE PROGRESSIVE SANITIZATION AND THE ADDITIONAL STAFF TO SUPERVISE THE STUDENTS >> Reporter: IT WILL CHANGE DEPENDING ON LOCATION PARENTS, TEACHERS AND STUDENTS WILL HAVE TO BE FLEXIBLE BECAUSE THE VIRUS IS SO UNPREDICTABLE >> THERE ARE SO MANY QUESTIONS DID THE WHITE HOUSE SAY ON TUESDAY EXACTLY HOW IT PLANS TO APPLY THE PRESSURE TO THE STATES TO OPEN UP THE SCHOOLS? >> THERE WEREN'T A LOT OF SPECIFICS AND THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION

THE ADMINISTRATION IS GOING TO A RELY ON THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS FOR GUIDELINES THEY WILL ALSO FOCUS ON HHS DATA ABOUT HOW DANGEROUS BEING OUT OF SCHOOL IS FOR CHILDREN A NUMBER OF ORGANIZATIONS ARE CALLING ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR A COHESIVE PLAN THAT COULD INCLUDE, AMONG OTHER THINGS, LOTS OF MONEY >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE HAVE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS NOW

>> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> WAS CONFIRMED THAT CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS FELL WHILE WALKING FOR EXERCISE IN THE MARYLAND SUBURBS OF WASHINGTON

HE INJURED HIS FOREHEAD AND NEEDED STITCHES AND SPENT THE NIGHT AT THE HOSPITAL OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION DOCTORS RULED OUT A SEIZURE AND BELIEVED THE FALL WAS LIKELY DUE TO LIGHT HEADEDNESS CAUSED BY DEHYDRATION IT WAS NOT REPORTED AT THE TIME THE WASHINGTON POST CONFIRMED THAT AFTER THE PAPER ASKED ABOUT IT IN RESPONSE TO A TIP THAT OTHER JUSTICES, NOTABLY RUTH BADER GINSBURG HAVE REVEALED INFORMATION ABOUT SETBACKS INCLUDING HOSPITALIZATIONS >>> APPOINTED BY GEORGE W

BUSH IN 2005, YOU SUFFERED SEIZURES IN THE PAST MOST RECENTLY IN 2007 AND DOCTORS FOUND NO IDENTIFIABLE CAUSE AT THE TIME, HE WENT UNDER A THOROUGH NEUROLOGICAL EVALUATION WHICH GAVE NO CAUSE FOR CONCERN HE HAD A PUBLIC ROLE PROVIDING OVER THIS PRESIDENT'S IMPEACHMENT TRIAL AND THEN OVER THE COURT RULINGS WITH DACA AND MORE HIGH PROFILE DECISIONS YET TO COME THIS TERM

>> Reporter: IS IT UNUSUAL THAT COPY COUPLE IS JUST NOW FINDING ABOUT THIS THIS FALL? THE INJURY HAPPENED WEEKS AGO >> IT IS UP TO THE INDIVIDUAL JUSTICE SOME FULLY DISCLOSE, BUT NOT ALL OF THEM DO FOR EXAMPLE, WE DID NOT FIND OUT THAT JUSTICE ANTHONY KENNEDY HAD A HEART STENT PROCEDURE UNTIL MONTHS LATER >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

>> WE HAVE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS NOW >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

>>> MARY TRUMP, A TRAINED PSYCHOLOGIST SLAMS HER UNCLE AS A NARCISSIST WHO IS UNABLE TO EXPERIENCE THE ENTIRE SPECTRUM OF HUMAN EMOTION IT WAS A DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY LED BY FRED TRUMP SENIOR WHO SUBVERTED HIS SON'S PERCEPTION OF THE WORLD AND DAMAGED HIS ABILITY TO LIVE IN IT >> MY DAD WAS THE SMARTEST AND HARDEST WORKING MAN I EVER KNEW >> Reporter: ON THE NIGHT THAT HER FATHER, FRED TRUMP JUNIOR DIED OF A HEART ATTACK, SHE CLAIMS THAT THE FAMILY SENT HIM TO THE HOSPITAL ALONE WELL DONALD TRUMP HAD GONE TO THE MOVIES? WHY REVEAL THE FAMILY SECRETS? IT WOULD BE TO END THE AMERICAN DEMOCRACY AND SHE GOES FURTHER IN DESCRIBING HER DECISION TO REVEAL SOME OF THE PRESENT'S DOCUMENTS TO THE NEW YORK TIMES AND ABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S SELF- PROCLAIMED BRILLIANCE

>> I AM A STABLE GENIUS >> Reporter: MS TRUMP WHO IS YOUNGER THAN HER UNCLE SAID THAT HE PAID SOMEONE TO TAKE THE SATS FOR HIM AND SHE WRITES THAT SHE HE PAID HIS BUDDY WELL THE WHITE HOUSE CALLS THE CLAIMS FALSE AND MARY TRUMP WAS AUTHORIZED TO SPEAK ON HER BEHALF AND SAID WHY SHE WROTE THE BOOK

>> MOSTLY, SHE WANTS TO GET ACROSS THAT HER UNCLE IS DANGEROUS AND SHE HAS A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE OF HAVING HAD A RINGSIDE SEAT TO THE FAMILY FOR HER WHOLE LIFE >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT SAYS HIS SISTER MOCKED HER BROTHER'S CANDIDACY HE'S A CLOWN >> Reporter: AND FURIOUS THAT EVANGELICALS BACKED HER BROTHER SAYING THE ONLY TIME THAT DONALD WENT TO CHURCH WAS WHEN THE CAMERAS WERE THERE

IT IS MIND- BOGGLING AND HE HAS NO PRINCIPLES >> THE WHITE HOUSE BLASTS THE BOOK AS FICTION TIERS IT IS RIDICULOUS ALLEGATIONS WITH NO BEARING IN TRUTH I HAVE YET TO SEE THE BOOK, BUT IT IS A BOOK OF FALSEHOODS >> Reporter: SHE CONTESTED HER GRANDFATHER'S WILL AND BLAME THE PRESIDENT AND OTHER RELATIVES FOR HER NOT GETTING A LARGER INHERITANCE THIS VIOLATES A NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENT THAT SHE SIGNED NEARLY 20 YEARS AGO

ACCORDING TO THE WHITE HOUSE, SHE WROTE THE BOOK IN HER OWN FINANCIAL SELF-INTEREST THEY HAVE REACHED OUT TO THE PRESIDENT 'S SISTER, MARIANNE, BUT DID NOT GET A RESPONSE >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE HAVE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS NOW >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED

>> IT IS NEWS FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> OVERNIGHT, NEW CALLS FOR JUSTICE POLICE IN THE KILLING OF JAMES GARCIA

CAPTURED ON A BYSTANDER 'S CELL PHONE VIDEO ON THE FOURTH OF JULY OFFICERS SHOUTING AT GARCIA AS THEY FIRE A BARRAGE OF BULLETS THE VIDEO DOESN'T SHOW WHAT HAPPENED IN THE MOMENTS BEFORE THE GUNFIRE OR WHAT LED TO THE INCIDENT >> THE OFFICERS DID NOT HAVE A WARRANT AND APPROACHED HIM IN THE CAR AND ASSUMED HE WAS SOMEONE THAT HE WASN'T >> THERE WAS A 911 CALL SAYING THAT SOMEONE WAS THREATENING HIM WITH A KNIFE

POLICE WERE DIRECTED TO A HOUSE AND WHEN THEY ARRIVE, THEY SPOKE WITH SEVERAL PEOPLE, INCLUDING GARCIA THEY ASKED HIM FOR 10 MINUTES TO LEAVE HIS CAR SO THEY COULD SECURE THE SCENE TIERS MR GARCIA DECIDED NOT TO INTERACT WITH OFFICERS AND HE ROLLED UP HIS WINDOW AND THAT'S WHEN THE OFFICERS FIRED THE GUNS >> THIS IS BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE FROM AN OFFICER WHO ARRIVED AFTER THE SHOOTING AND RECEIVED THE WEAPON FROM THE CAR >> THE GUN IS SECURE

>> Reporter: GARCIA'S FAMILY IS DEVASTATED BY HIS DEATH HIS MOTHER TELLING NBC NEWS THAT EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS IS WRONG HIS SISTER JOINING THE PROTESTERS >> MY BROTHER NEEDS JUSTICE PLEASE HELP ME GET JUSTICE FOR MY BROTHER

>> Reporter: SO STEVE, HIS SISTER AND THE OTHER PROTESTERS IN PHOENIX, WHAT ARE THEY SPECIFICALLY DEMANDING IN THIS INVESTIGATION? >> THE PROTESTERS WANT THE BODY CAMERA VIDEO RELEASED IN ITS ENTIRETY SHOWING THE WHOLE INCIDENT ON TOP OF AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION THE POLICE CHIEF SAYS SHE IS DEDICATED TO MORE TRANSPARENCY AND IS CALLED ON THE FBI TO CONDUCT AN INDEPENDENT CIVIL RIGHTS INVESTIGATION >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE HAVE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS NOW >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED

>> IT IS NEWS FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> THIS MORNING TO TALK'S TIME IN THE US

COULD BE RUNNING OUT THEY ARE LOOKING AT BANNING THE SOCIAL MEDIA APP IT COULD CREATE A THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY >> DO YOU RECOMMEND THAT PEOPLE DOWNLOAD THE APP ON THEIR PHONES TONIGHT OR TOMORROW OR ANYTIME CURRENTLY? >> ONLY IF YOU WANT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO BE PART OF THE CHINESE >> THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF AMERICAN EMPLOYEES ADDING WE HAVE NO HIGHER PRIORITY THAN SECURING A SAFE AND SECURE APP FOR OUR USERS

>> IT IS JUST LIKE ANY APP ON YOUR PHONE IT IS WHAT DEVICE YOU WERE USING AND WHERE YOU ARE PHYSICALLY IN THE WORLD >> ACCORDING TO PRIVACY POLICY, TIKTOK HAS INFORMATION THAT YOU GRANT EVEN ADVERTISING THEY CAN CREATE SHORT 15 SECOND VIDEOS THAT ARE OFTEN SET TO MUSIC

THE APE APP HAS 800 MILLION USERS AROUND THE WORLD HERE IN THE US, AN ESTIMATED 30 MILLION USERS CLOSE TO HALF BETWEEN 18 AND 24 YEARS OLD AND 15% OVER THE AGE OF 35

>>, — TIKTOK ALLOWS CHINA TO INVADE YOUR PRIVACY AT WILL >> Reporter: AFTER SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER SAID IT COULD BE A NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT >> SOME VIDEOS MAY MAKE YOU CHUCKLE AND THEY ARE CREATIVE, BUT GUESS WHO IS LAUGHING THE MOST? IT IS CHINA BECAUSE THEY CAN LOOK IN ON THE USER WHO CLICKED ON THE VIDEO >> Reporter: THE ARMY AND NAVY BANNED THE USE OF TIKTOK ON GOVERNMENT OWNED PHONES >> WHAT IS SCARY FOR PEOPLE IS THAT IF THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT DOES HAND OVER DATA ON U

S CITIZENS AT THE REQUEST OF THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT HOW DID THEY ENSURE THAT IT WON'T HAPPEN? >>> IF USERS ARE ON THIS THING, HOW CAN THEY PROTECT THEIR DATA? >> IT IS THE SAME ANSWER AS ALWAYS WHEN YOU SIGN UP , YOU GIVE PERMISSION WITH ACCESS TO YOUR LOCATION AND YOUR PHOTOS AND YOUR CONTACTS READ THE FINE PRINT AND CHOOSE WISELY FOR YOURSELF

>>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE HAVE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS NOW >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM

EASTERN >>> OVERNIGHT BRAZIL'S PRESIDENT POSTED A VIDEO OF HIMSELF TAKING HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE WHEN WITH A THUMBS UP AND A SMILE THE CONTROVERSIAL DRUG THAT IS NOT PROVED TO WORK AGAINST CORONAVIRUS HAS BEEN TOUTED BY PRESIDENT TRUMP JAIR BOLSONARO TOLD REPORTERS HE STARTED FEELING UNWELL OVER THE WEEKEND AND WAS ON WORSE ON MONDAY AND TESTED POSITIVE

HE SAYS, I AM CALM, THANK GOD DAYS EARLIER AT A JULY 4 BARBECUE AT THE AMERICAN AMBASSADOR'S RESIDENTS HE WAS SOCIAL DISTANCING IN THIS VIDEO AND IS NOW IN QUARANTINE AS A PRECAUTION BOLSONARO WHO IS 65 HAS DOWNPLAYED THE THREAT OF CORONAVIRUS FOR HIM IN HIS COUNTRY ATTENDING PACKED RALLIES AND RIDING A HORSE AND EVEN A JET SKI

WITH MY ATHLETIC HISTORY, IF I WERE INFECTED, I WOULD HAVE NO REASON TO WORRY HE TOLD BRAZILIANS IN APRIL HIS OPPONENT ARE PROTESTING BANGING POTS AND PANS BRAZIL'S INFECTIONS ARE SOARING AND ARE SECOND ONLY TO AMERICA WITH NOW ONE AND A HALF MILLION CASES AND 66,000 DEATHS BOLSONARO RESPONDING , SO WHAT, WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO? THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION WISHES HIM WELL >> WE WISH HIS EXCELLENCY WELL AND THAT HE WILL BE BACK TO HIS OFFICE AS SOON AS IS POSSIBLE

>> Reporter: THIS MORNING, THE BRAZILIAN PRESS ASSOCIATION SAYS THEY WILL FILE A LAWSUIT ACCUSING THE PRESIDENT OF ENDANGERING JOURNALISTS AT THE SMALL NEWS CONFERENCE WHERE HE SAID HE TESTED POSITIVE MANY BRAZILIANS LOOK TO THE HEALTH OF THEIR PRESIDENT TO DETERMINE HOW THEY BEHAVE IN THE MONTHS OF HEADS AND HOW IT COULD IMPACT SCIENTIFIC MEASURES >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE HAVE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS NOW

>> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> CAMP IS A SUMMER RIGHTS OF PASSAGE FOR MORE THAN 26 MILLION KIDS SPENDING TIME OUTDOORS AND LEARNING TO BE INDEPENDENT AND NAVIGATING NATURE THIS YEAR, 25% OF CAMPERS ARE EXPECTED SUMMER CAMP IN THE TIME OF COVID-19 CARRIES NEW RISKS AND PROMPTS CAMP LEADERS TO TAKE NEW PRECAUTIONS I AM HERE AT CAMP HIDE-A-WAY IN PENNSYLVANIA

IT IS BROUGHT A SPRAWLING 72 ACRE SUMMER CAMP IT IS OPEN THIS YEAR BUT ADDED 60% OF THE NORMAL NUMBER OF CAMPERS I AM HERE WITH THE CAMP DIRECTOR HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH A PLAN TO KEEP THE CAMPERS SAFE THIS YEAR? >> WE ARE FOLLOWING CDC GUIDELINES AND LOOKING AT RESEARCH WHAT GUIDELINES ARE YOU FOLLOWING ? >> WE HAVE IMPLEMENTED A CAR LINE TO ELIMINATE VISITORS

>> Reporter: YOU CAN SEE THE CHANGE IN THE DROP OFF RIGHT AWAY >> 973, AVA YOU ARE GOOD >> Reporter: THEY HAVE THEIR TEMPERATURES TAKEN BEFORE THEY STEP FOOT ONTO CAMPGROUNDS >> FOR SOME PARENTS IT WAS A TOUGH CALL

WHAT WERE YOUR CONCERNS AS A PARENT? >> COMING TO CAMP WAS A BIG DECISION THIS YEAR BUT IT WAS SOMETHING WE THOUGHT THEY REALLY NEEDED >> WE THOUGHT, YOU KNOW WHAT, THESE GUYS TAKE THE BEST PRECAUTIONS THEY CAN AND WE ARE GOING TO TRY IT >> Reporter: MOST CAMPERS ARE NOT WEARING MASKS , WHAT IS YOUR POLICY ABOUT THAT? >> WE ARE LUCKY TO BE OUTDOORS IN THE CAMPERS DO NOT NEED MASKS KEEP IN MIND THEY ARE WITH EACH OTHER ALL DAY EVERY DAY >> Reporter: SO YOU ARE TRYING TO KEEP A QUARANTINE BUBBLE WITH THE CAMPERS? >> THAT MEANS CAMPERS ARE ASSIGNED TO A SMALL GROUP AND THEY STAY WITH THAT GROUP FOR THE ENTIRE CAMP SESSION

THE ACTIVITIES ARE DIFFERENT IN HAND SANITIZER IS THE MANDATORY BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER >> I WAS KIND OF WORRIED BECAUSE I LOVE CAMP HAND SANITIZER IS NOT THE BEST PART >> Reporter: AND THE EQUIPMENT THEY TOUCH WITH AN ALCOHOL BASE TO SPRAY TO SANITIZE EVERYTHING BETWEEN CAMPERS AT THE POOL, TYPICALLY THERE WOULD BE THREE GROUPS IN THIS YEAR THERE ARE TWO GROUPS FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING

>> THE LETTERS ARE CLEANED AFTER EACH GROUP SWIMS AND THE BIGGEST CHANGE IS IN THE LUNCH ROOM >> SO THEY DON'T EAT HERE? >> THIS YEAR WE HAVE PICNIC LUNCHES AND WE WANT THEM OUTSIDE AS MUCH AS IS POSSIBLE >> WHAT HAPPENS IF THE CHILD COMES DOWN WITH CORONAVIRUS >> THAT ENTIRE GROUP WOULD BE REMOVED FROM CAMP AND ASKED TO QUARANTINE >> Reporter: THE BEST PART OF CAMP IS GETTING OUTSIDE AND BEING WITH FRIENDS

>> WERE YOU READY FOR CAMP? >> YES, I WAS READY TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE >> Reporter: GOING THE EXTRA MILE TO MAKE IT A FUN AND SAFE SUMMER >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE HAVE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS NOW >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED

>> IT IS NEWS FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> THERE IS NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME PERHAPS THE TIME IS COME TO FULLY REALIZE THE DREAM UPON WHICH THIS GREAT COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED WITH EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW

>>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE HAVE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS NOW >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM

EASTERN >>> INTRODUCING PEACOCK WHAT IS PEACOCK? THIS IS PEACOCK >> LET'S GO EXHIBITION POINT

>> IT IS STREAMING, LAUNCHING, PREMIERING IT IS TV, MOVIES, EXCLUSIVE ORIGINALS, ORIGINAL CHARACTERS >> IT IS QUICK STUFF, TOUGH STUFF, LOVE STUFF IT IS TRENDING, MINDBENDING IT IS LATE NIGHT, EARLY MORNING

>> GOOD MORNING >> IT IS, DID YOU SEE THIS? DO YOU REMEMBER THAT? YOU WATCHED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE? >> IT IS FOR YOU, IT IS FREE INTRODUCING PEACOCK YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH

>> I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA AS A MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER KIDS >> I REMEMBER COMING HOME SAYING, WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS IT'S OKAY TO REALIZE YOUR DIFFERENT BUT NOT TO FEEL LESS THAN, THAT'S MY THING >> I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> OVERNIGHT THE U

S SURPASSED ANOTHER GRIM MILESTONE WITH 3 MILLION CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS PRESIDENT TRUMP DISAGREEING WITH THE NATION'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT, DR ANTHONY FELTY WRITING IN A TWEET THAT THE CORONAVIRUS IS DOWN TENFOLD

>> IT'S A FALSE NARRATIVE TO TAKE COMFORT IN A LOWER RATE OF DEATH >> I THINK WE ARE IN A GOOD PLACE AND I DISAGREE WITH HIM DR FAUCI SAID DON'T WEAR MASKS AND NOW HE SAYS TO WEAR THEM THERE WERE A NUMBER OF THINGS WHERE I DIDN'T LISTEN TO MY EXPERTS

>> Reporter: THE VIRUS IS ON THE RISE WITH AT LEAST EIGHT STATES SPIKING >> WE HAVE SEEN MARATHON RUNNERS HAVING TO LEARN TO WALK AND BREATHE AGAIN >> CALIFORNIA CLIMBING TO INFECTIONS ONLY BENEATH NEW YORK HOSPITALS OVERWHELMED AND MOVING PATIENTS AS FAR NORTH AS SACRAMENTO, 600 MILES AWAY >> THE MEAN AGE OF PEOPLE GETTING INFECTED TODAY IS A DECADE AND A HALF YOUNGER THAN WHAT WE SAW MONTHS AGO

>> Reporter: IN PHOENIX, A CRISIS WITH SOME WAITING IN EXTREME HEAT UP TO EIGHT HOURS FOR RESULTS THAT CAN TAKE 10 BUSINESS DAYS TO GET AND IN NEW ORLEANS, ONE SITE RAN OUT OF TESTS JUST MINUTES AFTER THEY OPENED THEIR DOORS AFTER HAVING THE VIRUS, NO GUARANTEE OF IMMUNITY TOM HANKS SAYS THAT HE AND HIS WIFE, RITA, COULD BE VULNERABLE AGAIN TIERS WE HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT AS THE ANTIBODIES BEGIN TO FADE THAT IT IS POSSIBLE WE WILL ONCE AGAIN BE SUSCEPTIBLE >> Reporter: A NEW PROGRESS ON PREVENTION AND TREATMENT

IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL PAY NOVA BACKS $16 BILLION TO PRODUCE THE CORONAVIRUS VACCINE BY THE BEGINNING OF NEXT YEAR AND ANOTHER COMPANY IN LATE STAGE CLINICAL TRIALS TO TREAT THE JERSEYS >>> IN SMALL SIGNS OF HOPE AMID CRUSHING NUMBERS WITH SIGNS OF CONCERN >>> AND IT IS GETTING WORSE AND WORSE

ARE THERE INDICATIONS THAT THE SHUTDOWN ORDERS MAY COME BACK OR THAT THERE MAY BE RESTRICTIONS? >> THEY HAVE ALREADY INSTATED SOME RESTRICTIONS THEY HAVE OUTLINED A PLAN FOR A POSSIBLE 35 DAY SHUTDOWN IF THE SITUATION DOESN'T IMPROVE AND IN MIAMI, THEY SAY THEY ARE GOING THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION AFTER SAYING THAT THE GYMNASIUMS MUST CLOSE, HE IS REVERSING THAT DECISION AND SAYING THEY MAY REMAIN OPEN >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

>> WE HAVE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS NOW >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

>>> PRESIDENT TRUMP PUTTING THE RESPONSIBILITY TO REOPEN SCHOOLS ON THE SHOULDERS OF THE GOVERNORS >> WE ARE GOING TO PUT PRESSURE ON THE GOVERNORS TO OPEN THE SCHOOLS I THINK IT WILL BE GOOD FOR THEM POLITICALLY >> Reporter: THERE ARE CONCERNS THAT IT WOULD NOT BE SAFE, LIKE ARIZONA

>> WHICH YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE AS AN EMERGENCY ROOM DOCTOR IN ARIZONA SITTING KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL TOMORROW? >> NO I WOULD NOT I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THAT FOR ANY PARENT, NOT YET >> Reporter: IN FLORIDA'S MIAMI- DADE COUNTY WHERE THEY ROLLED BACK THE OPENING OF BUSINESSES AFTER A SPIKE IN CASES THERE, THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE NATION'S BIT LARGEST SCHOOL DISTRICT IS NOT READY TO THROW OPEN THE DOORS EITHER >> I THINK IT IS LOGISTICALLY AND LEGITIMATELY IMPOSSIBLE

>> Reporter: THERE WORKING ON A PLAN FOR WHEN THE CASE NUMBERS GO DOWN AMONG THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES IS TO MAINTAINING SOCIAL DISTANCING AND OFTEN CROWDED SCHOOLS >> SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SINGLE DIRECTION HALLWAYS UTILIZING NONTRADITIONAL SPACE AND PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT >> THERE ARE STAGGERED SCHEDULES AND HAVING KIDS THE GRAB AND GO LUNCHES AT THEIR DESKS INSTEAD OF THE CAFETERIA

>> THE FLEXIBILITY TO HAVE THE KIDS COME AND STILL KEEP THEM SAFE >> Reporter: WHAT HAPPENS IF A TEACHER OR STUDENT GETS THE VIRUS? >> THEY WILL HAVE TO BE IN QUARANTINE AND UNFORTUNATELY ALL THOSE IN CONTACT WITH THEM WOULD ALSO HAVE TO BE IN QUARANTINE >> Reporter: THE OTHER BIG HURDLE NATIONWIDE IS MONEY HOW WILL THEY PAY FOR ALL THIS ? >> ADDITIONAL SUPPORT IS NEEDED AT THIS TIME FOR THE RESOURCES AND FOR THE CLEANING SUPPLIES AND FOR ADDITIONAL MANPOWER TO ENSURE AGGRESSIVE SANITIZATION AND ADDITIONAL STAFF FOR THE SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS >> Reporter: THE GUIDELINES FOR RETURNING TO SCHOOL WILL CHANGE DEPENDING ON LOCATION

PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND STUDENTS WILL HAVE TO BE FLEXIBLE BECAUSE THE VIRUS IS UNPREDICTABLE >> THERE ARE SO MANY QUESTIONS DID THE WHITE HOUSE SAY ON TUESDAY EXACTLY HOW IT PLANS TO APPLY THE PRESSURE ON STATES TO OPEN THE SCHOOLS? >> THERE WEREN'T A LOT OF SPECIFICS AND THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THE ADMINISTRATION IS GOING TO RELY ON THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS FOR GUIDELINES AND THEY ARE GOING TO FOCUS ON HHS DATA THAT SHOWS HOW DAMAGING BEING OUT OF SCHOOL IS FOR CHILDREN MEANWHILE, A NUMBER OF ORGANIZATIONS ARE CALLING ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR A COHESIVE PLAN THAT INCLUDES, AMONG OTHER THINGS, LOTS OF MONEY

>>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE HAVE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS NOW >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM

EASTERN >>> THE SUPREME COURT CONFIRMED OVERNIGHT THAT CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS FELL 2 WEEKS AGO WHILE WALKING FOR EXERCISE IN THE MARYLAND SUBURBS OF MODERATE WASHINGTON HE INJURED HIS FOREHEAD AND NEEDED STITCHES AND HE SPENT THE NIGHT AT THE HOSPITAL OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION THE COURT SPOKESWOMAN SAYS THAT DOCTORS RULED OUT A SEIZURE AND BELIEVED THE FALL WAS LIKELY RELATED TO LIGHTHEADEDNESS CAUSED BY DEHYDRATION

THE WASHINGTON POST, WHICH FIRST REPORTED THE FALL SAID THE COURT CONFIRMED IT AFTER THE PAPER ASKED ABOUT IT IN RESPONSE TO A TIP JUSTICE RUTH BADER GINSBURG HAS SHARED INFORMATION ABOUT SETBACKS REQUIRING HOSPITALIZATIONS HE WAS APPOINTED BY GEORGE W BUSH IN 2005 AND ASSESS FOR TWO SEIZURES IN THE PAST MOST RECENTLY IN 2007 AND DOCTORS FOUND NO IDENTIFIABLE CAUSE

AT THE TIME, HE UNDERWENT A THOROUGH NEUROLOGICAL EVALUATION THAT SHOWED NO CAUSE FOR CONCERN HE HAD A PUBLIC ROLE PRESIDING OVER THE PRESIDENT'S IMPEACHMENT TRIAL AND HE HAS PLAYED A ROLE IN COURT RULINGS ON DOCKER AND ABORTION WITH MORE TO COME THIS TERM >>> THE INJURY DID HAPPEN WEEKS AGO AND IS IT SURPRISING WE ARE JUST FINDING OUT ABOUT IT? >> IT IS UP TO THE JUSTICE SOME LIKE JUSTICE GINSBURG DISCLOSE BUT NOT ALL DO

WE DIDN'T FIND OUT THAT JUSTICE ANTHONY KENNEDY HAD A HEART STENT PROCEDURE UNTIL 10 MONTHS LATER >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE HA GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS NOW >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 A

M EASTERN >>> IN A BLISTERING NEW TELL-ALL BOOK, THE PRESIDENT'S NIECE, MARY TRUMP , SLAMS THE PRESIDENT SAYING HE IS A NARCISSIST AND UNABLE TO EXPERIENCE THE FULL SPECTRUM OF HUMAN EMOTION HE WAS LED BY A DOMINEERING FATHER WHO WAS EMOTIONALLY ABUSIVE SHE SAYS HE DAMAGED THE'S SON 'S'S ABILITY TO LIVE IN THE WORLD

>>> MY DAD WAS THE SMARTEST AND HARDEST WORKING MAN I EVER KNEW >> Reporter: AND ON THE NIGHT THAT FRED TRUMP JUNIOR DIED OF AN ALCOHOL INDUCED HEART ATTACK, SHE SAID THAT HIS FATHER WENT TO THE HOSPITAL ALONE WHILE DONALD TRUMP, JR WENT TO THE MOVIES >> SHE SAID IT WOULD IN AMERICAN DEMOCRACY AND GOES FURTHER WITH SOME OF THE PRESIDENT'S TALKS DOCUMENTS TO THE NEW YORK TIMES SAYING, I HAVE TO TAKE DONALD DOWN

AND IN ABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S SELF- PROCLAIMED BRILLIANCE >> I'M AN EXTREMELY STABLE GENIUS >> Reporter: SHE SAYS HE PAID A FRIEND TO TAKE THE SATS FOR HIM DONALD, WHO NEVER LACKED FOR FUNDS, SHE SAYS, PAID HIS BUDDY WELL IN OVERNIGHT, ALICE FRANKEN, A FRIEND OF MARY TRUMP SAYS WHY SHE WROTE THE BOOK

>> MOSTLY SHE WANTS TO GET ACROSS THAT HER UNCLE IS REALLY DANGEROUS AND SHE HAS THE UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE OF HAVING HAD A RINGSIDE SEAT TO THIS FAMILY HER WHOLE LIFE >> Reporter: AND TRUMP SAYS HIS SISTER, MARYANNE MOCKED HIS CANDIDACY SAYING HE WAS A CLOWN SHE IS A DEVOUT CATHOLIC AND WAS FURIOUS THAT THE EVANGELICALS BACKED HER BROTHER SHE SAYS HE ONLY WENT TO CHURCH WHEN THE CAMERAS WERE THERE >> THE ALLEGATIONS ARE RIDICULOUS AND HAVE NO BEARING IN TRUTH

I HAVE YET TO SEE THE BOOK, BUT IT IS A BOOK OF FALSEHOODS >> Reporter: MARY TRUMP CONTESTED HER FATHER'S WILL AND BLAME THE PRESIDENT AND OTHER RELATIVES FOR HER NOT GETTING A LARGER INHERITANCE PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS THE BOOK VIOLATES A NONDISCLOSURE AGREEMENT THAT SHE SIGNED NEARLY 20 YEARS AGO ACCORDING TO THE WHITE HOUSE, MS TRUMP WROTE THE BOOK IN HER OWN FINANCIAL SELF- INTEREST

WE HAVE REACHED OUT TO THE PRESENT'S SISTER, MARYANNE, BUT WE DID NOT GET A RESPONSE >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE HAVE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS NOW >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 A

M EASTERN >>> OVERNIGHT, NEW CALLS FOR JUSTICE PROTESTERS DEMANDING ANSWERS IN THE POLICE KILLING OF JAMES GARCIA

THE CONFRONTATION CAUGHT ON A BYSTANDER 'S CELL PHONE VIDEO >>> OFFICER SHOUTING AT GARCIA WHO WAS SITTING INSIDE A PARKED CAR THEY FIRE A BARRAGE OF BULLETS >> THE VIDEO DOESN'T CLEARLY SHOW WHAT HAPPENED IN THE MOMENTS BEFORE THE GUNFIRE OR WHAT LED TO THE INCIDENT THE OFFICERS DID NOT HAVE A WARRANT AND SIMPLY APPROACHED HIM IN THE CAR

>> Reporter: THEY WERE RESPONDING TO A 911 CALL FROM SOMEONE WHO SAID HE WAS BEING THREATENED WITH A KNIFE THE COLLAR DIRECTED THEM TO A HOUSE AND ONCE INSIDE THE POLICE SPOKE TO SEVERAL PEOPLE, INCLUDING GARCIA THEY ASKED 10 MINUTES FOR HIM TO LEAVE HIS CAR SO THEY COULD SECURE THE SCENE >> MR GARCIA DECIDED NOT TO INTERACT WITH OFFICERS ANYMORE AND HE ROLLED UP HIS WINDOW AND THAT'S WHEN THEY GOT THEIR GUNS

>> Reporter: THE BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE WAS RELEASED AFTER OFFICERS ARRIVED AT THE SHOOTING AND RETRIEVE THE WEAPON FROM THE CAR THE FAMILY IS DEVASTATED BY HIS DEATH AND HIS MOTHER SAYS EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS IS WRONG HIS SISTER JOINING THE PROTESTERS >> MY BROTHER DESERVES JUSTICE PLEASE HELP ME GET JUSTICE FOR MY BROTHER

>> Reporter: SO HIS SISTER AND THE OTHER PROTESTERS IN PHOENIX, WHAT ARE THEY DEMANDING IN THE INVESTIGATION? >> PROTESTERS WANT THE BODY CAMERA VIDEO RELEASED IN ITS ENTIRETY SHOWING THE WHOLE INCIDENT ON TOP OF AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION THE POLICE CHIEF SAYS SHE IS DEDICATED TO MORE TRANSPARENCY AND IS CALLED ON THE FBI TO CONDUCT AN INDEPENDENT CIVIL RIGHTS INVESTIGATION >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE HAVE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS NOW >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED

>> IT IS NEWS FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> THIS MORNING TIKTOK'S TIME IN THE U

S COULD BE RUNNING OUT THE PRESIDENT AND WHITE HOUSE ARE LOOKING AT BEEN BANNING THE SOCIAL MEDIA UP SAYING IT THREATENS SOCIAL MEDIA SECURITY >> WOULD YOU RECOMMEND PEOPLE DOWNLOADED TO THEIR PHONES? >> ONLY IF YOU WANT YOUR PRIVATE INFORMATION IN THE HANDS OF THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY >> GOING AT LINKS TO DISTANCE THEMSELVES FROM CHINA SAYING IT IS RUN BY AN AMERICAN CEO WITH HUNDREDS OF AMERICAN EMPLOYEES

ADDING, WE HAVE NO HIGHER PRIORITY THAN PROVIDING A SAFE AND SECURE APP EXPERIENCE FOR OUR USERS WE HAVE NEVER PROVIDED INFORMATION TO THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT NOR WOULD WE DO SO IF ASKED >> Reporter: THEY COULD GET WHERE YOU ARE IN THE WORLD AND WHAT IS ON YOUR PHONE >> Reporter: THERE IS INFORMATION CONTAINED IN MESSAGES SENT FROM OUR PLATFORM OR THROUGH YOUR PHONE BOOK, IF YOU GRANT ACCESS EVEN FROM ADVERTISING PARTNERS

OWNED BY A CHINESE ADVERTISING COMPANY, THERE ARE SHORT VIDEOS THAT ARE OFTEN SET TO MUSIC THE APP HAS 800 MILLION ACTIVE USERS AROUND THE WORLD IN THE US, AN ESTIMATED 30 MILLION MONTHLY USERS

CLOSE TO HALF ARE BETWEEN 18 AND 24 YEARS OLD 50% OVER THE AGE OF 35 >> IT LETS CHINA INVADE YOUR PRIVACY AT WILL >> Reporter: IN FEBRUARY, THE TSA BAN EMPLOYEES FROM USING TIKTOK AFTER SENATOR SCHUMER SAID IT COULD BE A SECURITY THREAT >> SOME OF THE VIDEOS MAY MAKE YOU LAUGH, BUT LET GUESS HE WAS LAUGHING THE MOST? IT IS CHINA

THEY HAVE INFORMATION FROM THE VIDEO AND ON THE USER WHO CLICKED ON AND GOT THE VIDEO >> Reporter: IN THE SUMMER, THE ARMY AND NAVY BANNED TIKTOK ON GOVERNMENT OWNED PHONES AND THERE WAS A NATIONAL SECURITY INVESTIGATION OF TIKTOK >> WHAT HAPPENS IF THIS COMPANY DOES HANDOVER DATA TO THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT ABOUT US

CITIZENS? THEY ARE PUSHING FOR SAFEGUARDS THAT TIKTOK CAN GIVE TO ENSURE THIS WON'T HAPPEN >> Reporter: THERE ARE A LOT OF SECURITY CONCERNS HOW CAN USERS PROTECT THEIR DATA? >> IT IS THE SAME ANSWER AS ALWAYS WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR ABS, YOU HAVE CHOICES THE INFORMATION IN THE PHOTOS AND THE CONTACTS READ THE FINE PRINT TO CHOOSE FROM YOURSELF >>> >>> OVERNIGHT, BRAZIL'S PRESIDENT POSTING A VIDEO OF HIMSELF TAKING HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE THOUGH IT IS NOT PROVEN TO BE EFFECTIVE AGAINST CORONAVIRUS, IT IS BEEN TOUTED REPEATEDLY BY PRESIDENT TRUMP THE TWO LEADERS WERE TOGETHER IN MARCH

BOLSONARO SAID HE STOPPED FEELING WELL OVER THE WEEKEND AND WAS WORSE ON MONDAY AND TESTED POSITIVE WHO WANTS TO SEE MY FACE, HE SAYS I AM CALM, THANK GOD AND AT THE AMERICAN AMBASSADOR'S RESIDENTS, THERE IS NO MASK OR SOCIAL DISTANCING IN THIS VIDEO THE U

S AMBASSADOR TESTED NEGATIVE AND IS UNDER QUARANTINE AS A PRECAUTION HE IS 65 AND IS DOWNPLAYED THE THREAT OF CORONAVIRUS TO BOTH HIM AND HIS COUNTRY ATTENDING PACKED RALLIES AND RIDING A HORSE AND EVEN A JET SKI WITH MY ATHLETIC HISTORY, IF I WERE INFECTED, I WOULD HAVE NO REASON TO WORRY HE TOLD BRAZILIANS IN APRIL

CALLING CORONAVIRUS A LITTLE FLU HIS OPPONENTS PROTESTED AS INFECTIONS ARE SOARING AND SECOND ONLY TO AMERICA WITH ONE AND HALF MILLION CASES RESPONDING, SO WHAT, WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO? THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION WISHING HIM WELL >> WE WISH HIS EXCELLENCY WELL AND HOPE HE RETURNS TO OFFICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE >> Reporter: IN THE BRAZILIAN PRESS ASSOCIATION SAYS IT WILL FILE A LAWSUIT ACCUSING THE PRESIDENT OF ENDANGERING ITS JOURNALISTS AT A SMALL NEWS CONFERENCE WHERE HE SAID HE TESTED POSITIVE

ONE THING THAT IS WORKING PEOPLE IS THAT MILLIONS OF BRAZILIANS LOOK TO THE HEALTH OF THEIR PRESIDENT TO DETERMINE HOW THEY BEHAVE IN THE MONTHS OF HEAD AND HOW CORONAVIRUS IMPACTS ONE INDIVIDUAL IN THE SCIENTIFIC MEASURES >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE HAVE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS NOW >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD

LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> SPINNING OUT TIMES AND NAVIGATING NATURE AT CAMP

ONLY 25% OF CAMPERS ARE EXPECTED SUMMERTIME IN THE TIME OF COVID-19 PROMPTS RISKS AND PROMPTS CAMP LEADERS TO TAKE NEW PRECAUTIONS >> YOU CAN THIS BEAUTIFUL AND SPRAWLING 72 ACRE SUMMER CAMP IT IS OPEN THIS YEAR, BUT AT REDUCED CAPACITY, JUST 60% OF THE NORMAL NUMBER OF CAMPERS I AM HERE WITH THE CAMP DIRECTOR

HOW DID YOU PLAN TO KEEP CAMPERS SAFE THIS YEAR? >> WE LOOKED AT RESEARCH AND WE IMPLEMENT A NEW PROGRAMS WE HAVE IMPLEMENTED A CAR LINE TO ELIMINATE VISITORS >> YOU CAN SEE THE CHANGE WITH THE DROP OFF RIGHT AWAY >> 973, AVA, YOU ARE GOOD

>> Reporter: TEMPERATURE CHECKS BEFORE CAMPERS AND COUNSELORS SET FOOT ON CAMPGROUNDS >> IF THEY HAVE A LOW READING BELOW 996, THEY MAY ENTER THE CAMPGROUNDS >> COMING TO CAMP WAS A BIG DECISION THIS YEAR, BUT WE THOUGHT IT WAS SOMETHING THEY REALLY NEEDED >> Reporter: YOU KNOW WHAT? THESE GUYS TAKE THE BEST PRECAUTIONS THEY CAN AND WE ARE GOING TO TRY IT

>> Reporter: MOST CAMPERS ARE NOT WEARING MASKS WHAT IS YOUR POLICY AROUND THAT? >> WE ARE OUTDOORS IN THE CAMPERS DO NOT NEED MASKS KEEP IN MIND THEY ARE WITH EACH OTHER ALL DAY EVERY DAY >> Reporter: SO YOU WERE TRYING TO KEEP A QUARANTINE BUBBLE FOR THE CAMPERS? >> THAT MEANS CAMPERS ARE ASSIGNED TO A SMALL GROUP AND THEY STAY WITH THE GROUP THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE CAMP SESSION ACTIVITIES ARE DIFFERENT THIS YEAR

HAND SANITIZER IS MANDATORY BEFORE AND AFTER >> I WAS KIND OF WORRIED BECAUSE THE HAND SANITIZER IS NOT THE BEST PART, BUT IT IS STILL A FUN DAY AT CAMP >> Reporter: AND COUNSELORS USE AN ALCOHOL-BASED SPRAY TO SANITIZE EVERYTHING BETWEEN CAMPERS >> Reporter: AT THE POOL, THE KIDS ARE IN THE WATER >> THERE ARE TWO GROUPS THIS YEAR AND TYPICALLY THERE ARE THREE GROUPS

WE PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING >> Reporter: THE BIGGEST CHANGE THEN THE LUNCH ROOM THEY DON'T EAT HERE? >> NO, WE WANT THEM OUTSIDE AS MUCH AS IS POSSIBLE AND THEY HAVE PICNIC LUNCHES >> Reporter: WHAT HAPPENS IF A CHILD COMES DOWN WITH CORONAVIRUS? >> THE ENTIRE GROUP, INCLUDING THE COUNSELORS, WOULD BE SWEPT OUT OF CAMP AND ASKED TO QUARANTINE TWO WEEKS >> Reporter: THE BEST PART IS GETTING OUTSIDE AND SPENDING TIME WITH FRIENDS

WERE YOU READY FOR CAMP? >> YEAH, WAS READY FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT IN GETTING OUT OF THE HOUSE >> Reporter: MAKING IT A FUN AND SAFE SUMMER >>> OVERNIGHT, THE US SURPASSES ANOTHER GRIM MILESTONE

PRESIDENT TRUMP DISAGREEING WITH THE TOP VE TO LEARN BREATHE AGAIN >> Reporter: CALIFORNIA QUICKLY CLIMBING TOWARDS 300,000 INFECTIONS ONLY BEHIND NEW YORK HOSPITALS IN THE SOUTHERN END OF THE STATE OVERWHELMED MOVING PATIENTS AS FAR NORTH AS SACRAMENTO 600 MILES AWAY >> THE MEAN AGE OF PEOPLE GETTING INFECTED TODAY IS A DECADE AND A HALF YOUNGER THAN WHAT WE SAW MONTHS AGO

>> Reporter: IN PHOENIX, A CRISIS SOME WAITING IN EXTREME HEAT FOR UP TO EIGHT HOURS FOR RESULTS THAT CAN TAKE TEN BUSINESS DAYS TO GET IN NEW ORLEANS, ONE SITE RUNNING OUT OF TESTS FIVE MINUTES AFTER THEY OPEN THEIR DOORS FOR THOSE WHO HAVE THE VIRUS, NO GUARANTEE OF IMMUNITY TOM HANKS TELLING LESTER HE AND WIFE RITA COULD BE VULNERABLE TO THE DISEASE AGAIN

>> WHAT WE'VE BEEN TOLD IS AS THE ANTIBODIES BEGIN TO FADE, IT'S POSSIBLE THAT WE WILL ONCE AGAIN BE SUSCEPTIBLE >> Reporter: STILL NEW PROGRESS ON PREVENTION AND TREATMENT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL PAY IS POSSIBLE THAT WE WILL ONCE AGAIN BE SUSCEPTIBLE >> NEW PROGRESS ON PREVENTION AND TREATMENT, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL PAY BACK NOVA FAX $16 BILLION TO PRODUCE 100 MILLION DOSES OF A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE BY THE BEGINNING OF NEXT YEAR

THE BIOTECH COMPANY HAS A LATE STAGE CLINICAL TRIAL OF AN ANTIBODY COCKTAIL TO PREVENT AND TREAT THE DISEASE THIS MORNING, SMALL SIGNS YOF HOPE AMID CRUSHING NUMBERS OF CONCERN >>OI MIKELL, THE SITUATION IS GETTING WORSE AND WORSE WHAT WILL L OFFICIALS DO? IS THERE ANY INDICATION THAT THE SHUTDOWN ORDERS WILL COME BACK OR THAT THERE WOULD BE OTHER RESTRICTIONS? >> IN LOS ANGELES, THEY HAVE REINSTATED SOME RESTRICTIONS MORE COULD, IN AUSTIN TEXAS, THERE IS A PLAN FOR A POSSIBLE 35 DAY SHUTDOWN IF THE SITUATION DOES NOT IMPROVE

IN MIAMI THE MAYOR SAYS THEY'RE GOING THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION AFTER SAYING JAMES MIGHT CLOSE, HE REVERSES COURSE AND ALLOWS THEM TO REOPEN >>> CORONAVIRUS CASES SURGE ACROSS THE COUNTRY, RESEARCH HAS MANY ASKING, HOW DOES YOUR BLOOD TYPE IMPACT TO OUR WRIST? THE MAIN BLOOD GROUPS, TYPE O BLOOD HAS A LOWER RISK OF CORONAVIRUS INFECTION, WHILE THOSE WITH TYPE A HAVE A HIGHER RISK THAT IS ACCORDING TO THE JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, AND A STUDY OF 1500 PATIENTS TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19, THOSE WITH TYPE A BLOOD ARE 45 PERCENT MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP A SEVERE CASE, REQUIRING OXYGEN OR A VENTILATOR, WHILE THOSE WITH TYPE O BLOOD WERE LESS LIKELY TO M HAVE SUCH AN ACUTE CASE A GENETIC TESTING COMPANY, 23 AND ME RELEASES DATA THAT SHOWS O BLOOD TYPE PROTECTS PEOPLE FROM THE VIRUS MORE THAN THE OTHER TYPES DOCTORS HAVE POINTED OUT THAT REGARDLESS OF YOUR BLOOD TYPE, NO AND IS GUARANTEED PROTECTION, UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS ARE MORE IMPORTANT

>> LET'S TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE RESEARCH WITH ARGO MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT, JOHN TORRES IT IS GOOD TO SEE YOU WE SHOULD PROBABLY START WITH CAVEAT HERE, THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A CORRELATION, NOT CAUSATION KNOWING THAT, WHAT ARE NYOU TAKING AWAY? >> YOU ARE RIGHT, THAT SHOWS AN ASSOCIATION, LESS RISK IF YOU HAVE PARTICULAR BLOOD TYPES MORE RISK IF YOU HAVE TYPE A

ANB, WE ARE NOT SURE BECAUSE THERE ARE NOT MANY PEOPLE WITH IT 45 PERCENT MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP A SEVERE COVID-19 INFECTION IF YOU HAVE TYPE A, IF YOU HAVE TYPE O YOU ARE 35 PERCENT LESS LIKELY TO DEVELOP COMPLICATIONS THEY FOUND THAT YOU HIARE LESS LIKELY TO NEED OXYGEN OR BE A VENTILATOR WE ARE NOT REALLY SURE OF A AND B, BUT THIS IS SHOWING ASSOCIATIONS, NOT NECESSARILY CAUSATION >> O DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHY TYPE O BLOOD MIGHT LEAVE SOMEONE LESS SUSCEPTIBLE TO CONTRACTING THE VIRUS? DO WE KNOW THAT? >> THE REASON THEY THINK THIS IS HAPPENING IS THAT THE GENES THAT GO THROUGH YOUR BLOOD TYPE , CODE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

THEY THINK THAT IF YOU'RE CODING FOR TYPE O, IT GIVES YOU A ESMORE ROBUST IMMUNE SYSTEM PROVIDING UP CORONAVIRUS TYPES CAN AFFECT OTHER TYPES OF DISEASES AS WELL, SO WE FIND OUT MORE AND MORE ABOUT THIS AT THE SAME WATIME THAT WE FIND OU MORE ABOUT CORONAVIRUS GETTING THOSE TWO NTOGETHER AND LOOKING FORWARD, THIS WILL GIVE RESEARCHERS A LOT TO LOOK AT, HOPEFULLY SOMETHING TO FIND OUT A LITTLE BIT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE VIRUS AND HOW WE RESPOND TO IT >> THERE IS QUEST DIAGNOSTICS SURVEY THAT WERE DONE LAST YEAR, IT HAD REVEALED THAT FEWER THAN HALF OF ALL AMERICANS ACTUALLY KNOW THEIR BLOOD TYPE HOW DO WE FIND OUT WHAT TYPE W HAVE? >> CRAIG, THERE ARE A FEW WAYS YOU CAN DO IT

YOUR DOCTOR MIGHT KNOW YOUR BLOOD TYPE BECAUSE OF THE TESTS THEY HAVE DONE IN THE PAST THERE ARE ONLINE KITS THAT YOU CAN GET THAT DO IT AS WELL DONATE BLOOD ASK THEM IF YOU CAN FIND ALL YOUR BLOOD TYPE, AND OFTEN THEY WILL GIVE IT TO YOU YOU CAN SAVE LIVES AND THE PROCESS, OR YOU CAN DO LIKE I DID, WHEN YOU'RE 18 YOU JOIN THE MILITARY, THEY TELL YOU RIGHT AWAY

>> I GUESS THAT IS ONE WAY TO BE E CLEAR, BECAUSE SOMEONE WATCHING, AND THEY MIGHT HAVE TYPE O T?BLOOD DOES NOT MEAN TH THEY CAN WALK AROUND AND NOT WEARING A MASK, NOT SOCIAL DISTANCE, RIGHT? >> ABSOLUTELY THAT IS THE BOTTOM LINE THAT SHOULD NOT CHANGE HER BEHAVIOR IT DOESN'T CHANGE THE WAY WE TREAT PATIENTS

DL THE BOTTOM LINE IS THERE IS ASSOCIATION, BUT IT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN REST YOUR LAURELS ON WEAR A MASK, AND SOCIAL DISTANCE REGARDLESS OF YOUR BLOOD TYPE THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT ARE GETTING SICK AND DYING OF CORONAVIRUSOI AT THIS POINT, IT IS STATISTICALLY MORE OF A RESEARCH THING, AND SOMETHING THAT WE CAN DO AS A PEOPLE IN THE REGULAR POPULATION >> VERY QUICKLY, WE HAVE A FEW MINUTES TO GO

APPARENTLY IT IS TAKING SOME PLACES 10 DAYS TO GET RESULTS BACK FROM A COVID-19 TEST IS THAT BECAUSE THE LABS ARE BACKED UP? IS THERE MORE TO IT THAN THAT? >> IT IS BECAUSE THE LABS ARE BACKED UP YOU WILL GET A BOTTLENECK SOMEWHERE IT IS EASY TO TAKE A SAMPLE BUT ONCE IT IS SENT AND THERE'S ONLY A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF BLOOD TEST MACHINES THERE'S ONLY SO MANY LAB PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT

YOU HAVE TO GET COMMUNICATION BACK AND FORTH ONCE THIS CLEARS UP, YOU WILL GET TO TEST A LOT FASTER TSP >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS PUTTING RESPONSIBILITY TO REOPEN SCHOOLS SQUARELY ON THE T SHOULDERS OF THE COUNTRY'S GOVERNORS >> WE ARE GOING TO PUT PRESSURE ON GOVERNORS AND EVERYBODY ELSE TO OPEN N THE SCHOOLS, GET THEM OPEN IT WILL BE GOOD FOR THEM POLITICALLY

>> IN PLACES WHERE THE VIRUS URGES, THERE ARE CONCERNS THAT IT WOULD NOT BE SAFE, LIKE ARIZONA >> DO YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE AS AN EMERGENCY ROOM DOCTOR IN ARIZONA, SENDING KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL TOMORROW? >> NO I WOULD NOT I WOULD orNOT RECOMMEND THAT FO ANY PARENT NOT YET

>> AND MIAMI DADE COUNTY, THE MAYOR REOPEN BUSINESSES AFTER A SPIKE IN CASES, THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE LARGEST SCHOOL DISTRICT IS NOT READY TO THROW OPEN THE DOORS EITHER >> I THINK IT IS LOGISTICALLY AND LEGITIMATELY IMPOSSIBLE >> THEY ARE WORKING ON A PLAN FOR WHEN THE CASES GO DOWN, AMONG THE BIGGEST CASES, HOW DO WE MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCE AND CROWDED SCHOOLS? >> SOCIAL DISTANCING, HALLWAYS UTILIZE NONTRADITIONAL EDUCATIONAL SPACE, REQUIRING NAEQUIPMENT ECTIVE >> SUMMER SCHOOL BEGINS NEXT WEEK, THERE ARE STAGGERING SCHEDULES AND THEY HAVE KIDS EACH GRAB AND GO LUNCHES AT THEIR DESK INSTEAD OF THE CAFETERIA >> WE CAN STILL HAVE KIDS COME, AND KEEP THEM SAFE

>> WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF A STUDENT OR A TEACHER GETS THE VIRUS? >> THEY WILL HAVE TO BE IN QUARANTINE ALL OF THOSE IN CONTACT WITH THE TEACHER OR THE EMPLOYEE AFFECTED WOULD ALSO HAVE TO BE IN QUARANTINE >> THE BIG HURDLE FOR SCHOOL SYSTEMS IS MONEY HOW WILL THEY PAY FOR ALL OF THIS? >> FEDERAL DIRECTION AS NEEDED FOR RESOURCES, OFOR SUPPLIES, FOR ADDITIONAL MANPOWER, AND TO ENSURE SANITIZATION, AND ADDITIONAL STAFF THE >> THE GUIDELINES ARE RETURNING TO SCHOOL WILL CHANGE DEPENDING ON LOCATION

PARENTS, TEACHERS AND STUDENTS WILL HAVE TO BE FLEXIBLE BECAUSE THE VIRUS IS SO UNPREDICTABLE >> THERE ARE SO CTMANY QUESTION DID THE WHITE HOUSE SAY ON TUESDAY EXACTLY HOW THEY PLAN TO APPLY THE PRESSURE ON STATES UP SCHOOLS? >>WE THERE WERE NOT A LOT OF SPECIFICS, THAT IS A GOOD QUESTION, BUT AN OFFICIAL SAYS THAT THE ADMINISTRATION IS GOING TO BE RELYING ON THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS THEY WILL ALSO FOCUS ON HHS AND DATA THAT SHOWS HOW DAMAGING ALL OF THIS BEING OUT OF SCHOOL IS FOR CHILDREN THE NUMBER OF NATIONAL TEACHER ORGANIZATIONS CALL ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR A COHESIVE PLAN INCLUDING AMONG OTHER THINGS, LOTS OF MONEY >>> THE SUPREME COURT CONFIRMED OVERNIGHT THAT JOHN ROBERTS FELL 2 WEEKS AGO WHILE WALKING FOR EXERCISE NEAR HIS HOME IN THE SUBURBS S OF WASHINGTON

THE COURT SAYS ROBERTS, 65 YEARS OLD ENTERED HIS FOREHEAD AND NEEDED STITCHES AND SPENT THE NIGHT AT A HOSPITAL OUT AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION A COURT SPOKESWOMAN SAYS THAT A SEIZURE WAS RULED OUT AND THE FALL WAS DUE TO A LIGHTHEADEDNESS CAUSED BY DEHYDRATION THE COURT DID NOT REVEAL THE INCIDENT AT THE TIME THE WASHINGTON POST WHICH REPORTED THE FALL SAID THE COURT CONFIRMED THAT AFTER THE PAPER HAD ASKED ABOUT IT IN RESPONSE TO A TIP SOME OTHER JUSTICES, LIKE RUTH BADER GINSBURG HAVE VOLUNTEERED INFORMATION ABOUT SETBACKS REQUIRING HOSPITALIZATION

ROBERTS HE WAS APPOINTED TO BE THE CHIEF TJUSTICE BY GEORGE W BUSH IN 2005 HAD SUFFERED TWO SEIZURES IN THE PAST, MOST RECENTLY IN 2007 DOCTORS FOUND NO IDENTIFIABLE CAUSE AT THE TIME HE SAID HE UNDERWENT A THOROUGH NEUROLOGICAL EVALUATION THAT REVEALED NO CAUSE FOR CONCERN THE CHIEF JUSTICE HAD AN UNUSUALLY PUBLIC ROLE, PRESIDING OVER PRESIDENT TRUMP SENATE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL IN THE PAST WEEK, ROBERTS PLAYS A DECIDING ROLE AND THE COURTS RULINGS ON ABORTION WITH MORE HIGH-PROFILE DECISIONS YET TO COME TTHIS TERM

>>> IS IT UNUSUAL THAT THE PUBLIC IS JUST FINDING ABOUT THIS NOW? THE INJURY HAPPENED WEEKS AGO MAYBE THERE'S NO SET POLICY, IT IS UP TO THE INDIVIDUAL JUSTICE SOME LIKE GINSBURG DUTIFULLY DISCLOSE THEIR HEALTH ISSUES WE DID NOT KNOW THAT ANTONY KENNEDY HAD A HEART STENT PROCEDURE UNTIL 10 MONTHS LATER >>> ESTRANGED NIECE, MARY TRUMP MINCES NO WORDS CONCERNING HER MOTIVATION, SHE HAS TO GIVE TAX DOCUMENTS, SAYING IF HE IS AFFORDED A SECOND TERM IT WOULD BE THE END OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

THE PSYCHOLOGIST INSISTS THAT HER UNCLE MEETS LYALL THE CRITERIA OF A NARCISSIST AND IN THE BOOK OBTAINED BY NBC, SHE DETAILS HER DAD THAT WAS SO DOMINEERING, IT PERVERTED HIS PERCEPTION OF THE WORLD AND DAMAGE HIS ABILITY TO LIVE IN IT MARY TRUMP IS MARRIED TO THE OLDER BROTHER, FRED JUNIOR, MOCKED AND SCORNED BY HIS FATHER, AND D SHE WRITES THAT DONALD IS WORTH 10 OF YOU FRED JUNIOR DIED OF AN ALCOHOL- RELATED ILLNESS >> I HAD A BROTHER FRED, GREAT GUY BEST LOOKING GUY

HE HAD A PROBLEM HE HAD A PROBLEM WITH ALCOHOL >> MS TRUMP P CLAIMS THE PRESIDENT SISTER, A RETIRED FEDERAL JUDGE SAID THAT THIS WOULD NEVER HAPPEN AT THE PRESIDENT BOASTS ABOUT HIS BRILLIANCE

>> I'M A TOTALLY BRILLIANT HUMAN BEING AM THE SMARTEST PERSON >> HE CHEATED ON HIS SAT

, PAYING A FRIEND TO TAKE IT FOR HIM, WHICH THE WHITE HOUSE CALLS COMPLETELY FALSE SHE CONTESTED THE WILL AND PLANT RELATIVES FOR HER NOT GETTING A LARGER INHERITANCE OF THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT IS WRITTEN IN HER ATOWN SELF- INTEREST THE PRESIDENT'S FATHER WAS WARM AND VERY GOOD TO HIM >> THERE INWAS ABSURD ALLEGATIO THAT HAVE NO BEARING OR TRUTH, I AM YET TO SEE THE BOOK, BUT IT IS A BOOK OF FALSEHOODS

>> THE PRESIDENT'S BROTHER HAS TRIED TO BLOCK THE BOOK PUBLICATION THE PUBLISHER SAYS IT WILL NOT BE STOPPED FROM BEING RELEASED >>> OVERNIGHT, NEW CALLS FOR JUSTICE PROTESTERS DEMAND ANSWERS AND A POLICE KILLING OF 28-YEAR-OLD JAMES GARCIA THE TENSE CONFRONTATION CAPTURED ON A BYSTANDER CELL PHONE CAMERA ON THE FOURTH OF JULY

OFFICER SHAUNA GARCIA, SITTING INSIDE OF A PARKED CAR, INSPIRING A BARRAGE OF BULLETS THE VIDEO DOES NOT CLEARLY SHOW WHAT HAPPENED THE MOMENTS BEFORE THE GUNFIRE, OR WHAT LED UP TO THE INCIDENT >> THE OFFICERS DO NOT HAVE A WARRANT THEY APPROACHED HIM AND D THE C, ASSUMING HE WAS SOMEONE HE WASN'T >> POLICE RESPONDED TO A CALL SAYING SOMEONE WAS THREATENING HIM WITH A KNIFE

POLICE SAY THE COLOR HAD DIRECTED THEM TO A HOUSE, AND WHEN THEY ARRIVED THEY SPOKE WITH SEVERAL PEOPLE, INCLUDING GARCIA, ASKING HIM FOR 10 MINUTES TO LEAVE HIS CAR SO THEY CAN SECURE THE SCENE HE THAT IS WHEN MR GARCIA DECIDED HE WOULD INTERACT WITH OFFICERS HE ROLLED DOWN HIS WINDOW, AND HE WAS SHOT WITH A GUN >> HE POINTED HIS GUN AT AN OFFICER, THE DEPARTMENT RELEASES THIS BODY CAM FOOTAGE, AN OFFICER ARRIVED AFTER THE SHOOTING AND RECEIVED A WEAPON FROM THE CAR

GARCIA'S FAMILY IS DEVASTATED BY HIS DEATH HIS MOTHER TOLD NBC NEWS THAT EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS IS WRONG HIS SISTER JOINS THE PROTESTS >> HE DESERVES JUSTICE, PLEASE HELP ME GET JUSTICE FOR MY BROTHER >> THE OTHER PROTESTERS THERE IN PHOENIX, WHAT ARE THEY SPECIFICALLY DEMANDING IN THE INVESTIGATION? >> CRAG, PROTESTERS WANT THE BODY CAM VIDEO RELEASED IN ITS ENTIRETY, SHOWING THE ENTIRE INCIDENT ON TOP OF AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION

THE POLICE CHIEF HERE SAYS SHE DEDICATED TRANSPARENCY, AND WILL CALL ON THE FBI TO CONDUCT AN INDEPENDENT CIVIL RIGHTS INVESTIGATION >> THIS MORNING, TICK-TOCK, TIME AND THE US COULD BE RUNNING OUT MIKE POMPEO SAYS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS LOOKING AT BANNING THE SOCIAL MEDIA APP, FEARING THAT BEIJING WILL ACCESS USER DATA, CREATING A THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY

>> WOULD YOU RECOMMEND THAT PEOPLE DOWNLOAD THAT APP ANYTIME? >> ONLY IF STYOU WANT YOUR PRIVATE INFORMATION AND THE ep HANDS OF THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT PARTY >> TICK-TOCK DISTANCE ITSELF FROM CHINA, SAYING IN A STATEMENT THAT IT IS RUN BY AN AMERICAN CEO AND HAS HUNDREDS OF AMERICAN EMPLOYEES THEY ADDED THAT WE HAVE NO HIGHER PRIORITY THAN PROMOTING A SAFE EXPERIENCE FOR OUR USERS, WE HAVE NEVER PROVIDED USER DATA TO A CHINESE GOVERNMENT, NOR WOULD WE DO SO IF NASKED >> ANY APP ON YOUR PHONE IS COLLECTING INFORMATION ON WHAT KIND OF DEVICE YOU ARE USING, OR WHERE YOU PHYSICALLY ARE AND THE WORLD WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT YOU AS A PERSON? >> TICK-TOCK ALSO COLLECTS INFORMATION THAT IS CONTAINED IN MESSAGES THAT YOU SEND THROUGH THE PLATFORM, OR FROM YOUR PHONEBOOK IF YOU GRANT US ACCESS, AND FROM ADVERTISING PARTNERS

OWNED BY A CHINESE APPARENT, BY DANCE, THEY CAN CREATE 15 SECOND VIDEO SET TO MUSIC IT HAS 800 MILLION ACTIVE USERS AROUND THE WORLD IN THE US, AN ESTIMATED 30 MILLION MONTHLY USERS, CLOSE TO HAVE ARE BETWEEN 18 AND 24 YEARS OLD, 15 PERCENT ARE OVER THE AGE OF 35

>> TICK-TOCK LET'S CHINA INVADE HER PRIVACY AT WILL >> IN FEBRUARY THE TSA BANNED EMPLOYEES FROM USING TICK-TOCK FOR SOCIAL MEDIA OUTUT REACH AFTER SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER SAID IT COULD BE A NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT >> THE VIDEOS WILL MAKE YOU CHUCKLE AND THEY ARE CREATIVE GUESS WHO IS LAUGHING THE MOST? CHINA THEY ARE GETTING INFORMATION NOT ONLY ON THE VIDEOS, BUT ON THE USER, WHOEVER CLICKS ON IT OR GETS THE VIDEO

>> IN DECEMBER, THE ARMY AND NAVY ALSO BANNED THE USE OF TICK-TOCK ON GOVERNMENT OWNED PHONES THEY OPENED A NATIONAL SECURITY INVESTIGATION NVUPTICK TALK >> WHAT IS SCARY FOR PEOPLE IS WHAT HAPPENS IF THEY ARE BEHOLDEN TO THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT AND HANDS OVER DATA ABOUT US CITIZENS

THERE IS A QUESTION OF WHAT KIND OF SAFEGUARDS CAN YOU TALK TO ABOUT KIDS MAKING SURE THAT THAT DOES NOT HAPPEN >> THERE ARE SECURITY CONCERNS, OBVIOUSLY, I HAVE USERS ARE ON THIS THING, HOW THEY PROTECT DATA? >> IT IS THE SAME ANSWER, WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR APPS, YOU HAVE CHOICES ABOUT WHAT KIND OF PERMISSION YOU INGIVE IT ACCESS TO YOUR LOCATION, YOUR PHOTOS, YOUR TCONTACTS, SO REA YOUR FINE PRINT AND CHOOSE WISELY FOR YOUR SELF >> OVERNIGHT, BRAZIL'S PRESIDENT BOASTS A VIDEO OF HIMSELF TAKING HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE, WITH A THUMBS UP GAND A SMILE THE CONTROVERSIAL DRUG NOT PROVEN TO WORK AGAINST CORONAVIRUS HAD BEEN PROMOTED REPEATEDLY BY PRESIDENT TRUMP

THE TWO LEADERS TOGETHER AND MARCH OLSON ARO SAID HE STARTED FEELING WELL OVER THE WEEKEND AND WAS WORSE ON MONDAY, TESTING POSITIVE WHO WANTS TO SEE MY FACE, HE SAID? I AM CALM THE DAYS EARLIER HAD AN AMERICAN RESIDENCE, NO MASK OR SOCIAL DISTANCING IN THIS PHOTO, THE US

AMBASSADOR TESTED NEGATIVE THE, NOW IN QUARANTINE OLSON ARO ATTENDED PACKED RALLIES, EVEN A JETSKI >> WITH MY LETTER HISTORY, IF I WAS INFECTED, I WOULD HAVE NO REASON TO WORRY, BOLSONARO SAID, CALLING IT A LITTLE FLOW PROTESTERS BANG POTS AND PANS INFECTION SOAR, ONLY NEXT TO AMERICA, 1 1/2 MILLION CASES

66,000 DEATHS BOLSONARO HAD RESPONDED WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO? THIS MORNING, THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION WISHES HIM WELL >> WE WISH HIS EXCELLENCY TO BE BACK TO OFFICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE >> THIS MORNING, THE BRAZILIAN PRESIDENT ASSOCIATION SAID THEY WILL FILE A LAWSUIT ACCUSING THE PRESIDENT OF AN ENDURING THEIR JOURNALISTS AT THE SMALL NEWS CONFERENCE WHERE HE HAD SAID THAT HE HAD TESTED POSITIVE ONE THING THAT IS WORRYING PEOPLE IS THAT MILLIONS OF BRAZILIANS WILL LOOK TO THE HEALTH OF THEIR PRESIDENT TO DETERMINE HOW THEY BEHAVE IN THE MONTHS AHEAD AND HOW CORONAVIRUS AFFECTS ONE INDIVIDUAL IS NOT A SCIENTIFIC MEASURE

>> A RIGHT OF KIDIPASSAGE FOR M THAN 26 6 MILLION KIDS >>> SPENDING TIME OUTDOORS, LEARNING HOW TO BE INDEPENDENT, NAVIGATING NATURE THIS YEAR, ONLY 25 PERCENT OF CAMPERS ARE EXPECTED SOME CAMPING IN THE TIME OF COVID-19 CARIES RISK CAMP LEADERS WILL TAKE NEW PRECAUTIONS

I AM HEREIN HIDEAWAY DAYCAMP, YOU CAN SEE IT IS A BEAUTIFUL AND SPRAWLING 72 ACRES SUMMERCAMP IT IS OPEN THIS YEAR, BUT AT A REDUCED CAPACITY, ONLY 60 PERCENT OF THE NORMAL NUMBER OF CAMPERS >> I AM HERE WITH A CAMP DIRECTOR, HOW W DID YOU COME UP WITH YOUR PLAN TO KEEP KIDS SAFE? >> WE FOLLOW CDC GUIDELINES, WE LOOK AT RESEARCH WE ARE LOOKING AT A RELIEF PROGRAM >> WHAT GUIDELINES ARE YOU IMPLEMENTING? >> CARLINE

WE'VE NEVER HAD A CAR LINE WE IMPLEMENTED THAT >> YOU CAN SEE THE CHANGE AT DROP OFF RIGHT AWAY >> 97 DEGREES, YOU ARE GOOD >> TEMPERATURE CHECKS, BEFORE CAMPERS EVEN SET FOOT ONTO CAMPGROUNDS

>>EA WE HAVE A RATING OF 996, THEY WILL ENTER CAMPGROUNDS >> FOR SOME PARENTS IT IS A TOUGH CALL IT >> WHAT ARE YOUR CONCERNS AS A PARENT? >> IT WAS A BIG DECISION THIS YEAR, AFTER THE KIDS HAD BEEN OUT, IT T WAS SOMETHING THAT WE THOUGHT THAT THEY HAD REALLY NEEDED >> DOCTORS SAID, THEY TAKE THE BEST PRECAUTIONS THEY CAN

WE ARE GOING TO TRY IT >> MOST CAMPERS ARE OKAY, WHAT IS YOUR POLICY WITH THAT? >> OUR CAMPERS DO NOT NEED TO WEAR MASKS OUR GROUPS ARE WITH EACH OTHER ALL DAY NT EVERY DAY >> YOU ARE TRYING TO KEEP A QUARANTINE BUBBLE FOR THE CAMPUS? >> THAT MEANS THAT CAMPERS ARE ASSIGNED TO A SMALL GROUP, THAT GROUP WILL BE TOGETHER FOR THE ENTIRE CAMP SESSION

THE ACTIVITIES ARE DIFFERENT HAND SANITIZER IS MANDATORY BEFORE AND AFTER >> ARE DYOU WORRIED THAT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GO TO CAMP? >> I WAS WORRIED BECAUSE I LOVE CAMP THE HAND SANITIZER IS NOT THE BEST PART, BUT IT IS FUN >> THE EQUIPMENT THAT THEY TOUCH? COUNSELORS USE AN ALCOHOL-BASED SPRAY TO SANITIZE EVERYTHING BETWEEN CAMPERS

AT THE POOL, FEWER KIDS ARE IN THE WATER TYPICALLY THERE ARE THREE G GROUPS THIS YEAR THERE ARE TWO GROUPS THE SOCIAL DISTANCING MATTERS >> THE BIGGEST CHANGE IS HERE IN THE LUNCHROOM

>> THEY WILL NOT IN HERE ALYSSA'S EATING HERE LIKE THEY DID DLAST YEAR? >> NO, THEY EAT OUTSIDE WITH PICNICS >> WHAT HAPPENS IF A CHILD COMES DOWN WITH THE CORONAVIRUS? >> THAT ENTIRE GROUP INCLUDING THE COUNSELOR WOULD BE SWEPT TO GET OUT OF CAMP, AND ASKED A QUARANTINE FOR WEEKS >> THEY GET OUTSIDE AND BE WITH FRIENDS >> ARE YOU READY FOR THIS CAMP >> I WAS READY TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE >> CAMPS GO THE EXTRA MILE, MAKING IT A FUN AND SAFE SUMMER

>>> AMONG THE CHAOS, THERE'S A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE >> DON'T RETALIATE WITH ANGER, RETALIATED WITH LOVE THAT IS WHY WE ARE HERE THERE'S ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY THAT'S ALL I WANT THEM TO SEE

>>> TODAY, THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION OFFICIALLY CALLS IT A PANDEMIC NONE OF US ARE UNAFFECTED BY THE IMPACT >> WE ARE GOING TO TRY EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN TO KEEP LIFE AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE FOR EVERYBODY >> IF IT GETS INTO AN ENVIRONMENT LIKE THIS, IT WILL SPREAD LIKE RAPIDFIRE >> WE ARE GOING TO BUILD THE ECONOMY STRONGER BACK THAN EVER BEFORE

>> THERE ARE A NUMBER OF THINGS THAT SHOULD BE DONE THAT WE ARE NOT DOING RIGHT NOW >> COMING IN NOVEMBER, PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE VOTING, NOT FOR A PERSON, BUT FOR STABILITY >> I HAVE TO PLAN A FUNERAL, HOW WOULD THIS WORK? >> THE IMPORTANT THING ABOUT A PANDEMIC IS THAT WE HAVE TO KEEP OUR SPIRITS UP >> I AM JERMAINE LEE, WE HEAR FROM EVERYDAY PEOPLE GRAPPLING WITH THE MOST PRESSING ISSUES OF OUR TIME >>> WE LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN A POST-RACIAL AMERICA, WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT

>> I WATCH THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA RAISE HER SON, AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME AND SAYING WHY DO I NOT HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT IS OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU ARE DIFFERENT, YOU JUST CANNOT FEEL LESS THAN >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

>> WE HAVE GOT SOME BREAKING NEWS NOW >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM

EASTERN >>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A CATASTROPHE AND BRAZIL HAPPENING BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US >> PEOPLE HAVE SAID THAT THEY DO NOT WORK THEY WILL NOT BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES

>> OUR SKY TEAM IS ON THE GROUND, LEARNING WHERE IT HAS BEEN >> THE SOUTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT BRING STUDENTS BACK OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS IN STAGES >> YOU WILL BE ABLE TO BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT AFFECTS US HERE >> LIGHT ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL, IT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >> THE ONLY THING THAT WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF

>> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES A UNITED PEOPLE A UNITED PURPOSE >> THE FUTURE DOES NOT BELONG TO THE ME, IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE >> RAY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO DEFENDANT GREAT NATION

>> WE CAN ALL EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> AS MORE PEOPLE GET BACK ON BOARD WITH AIR TRAVEL, MANY WONDER HOW SAFE IS THE AIR INSIDE OF THE PLANE? HERE IS HOW IT WORKS INSIDE THE CABIN AIRFLOWS FROM TOP TO BOTTOM IT COMES IN FROM THE VENTS ABOVE, AND IS SUCKED OUT THROUGH VENTS AND THE FLOOR IT IS RUN THROUGH HEAVY GREAT FILTERS, SIMILAR TO THOSE USED IN HOSPITAL WHICH PAUL OUT 99 PERCENT OF PARTICLES

THE FILTER AIR IS MIXED WITH FRESH AIR FROM OUTSIDE ON DELTA AIRLINES, THEY CHANGE THE FILTERS TWICE AS OFTEN AS RECOMMENDED >> YOU MAY NOTICE IT IS DIRTY WHERE THE AIRFLOWS INTO THE BE CLEAN ON THE BOTTOM SIDE >> WHAT DOES THAT SHOW US? >> IT SHOWS IS THAT THE FILTER IS WORKING >> NEW AIRFLOWS INTO THE CABIN EVERY 2-4 MINUTES

>> THE AIR QUALITY IS BETTER THAN WHAT YOU WOULD FIND IN MOST INDOOR ENVIRONMENTS >> THE AIR IS CLEANER THAN WHAT YOU WOULD FIND INSIDE OF A GROCERY STORE? >> YES, , PROBABLY CLEANER THAN MOST PEOPLE'S HOMES OR SCHOOLS >> JOSEPH ALLEN STUDIES AIRPLANE AIR QUALITY >> IF I AM SITTING IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO SOMEONE, DOES IT TAKE AWAY THE BENEFITS YOU GET FROM CLEAN AIR? >> IT DOES NOT TAKE AWAY THE BENEFIT OF CLEAN AIR, BUT CERTAINLY, YOU CAN'T DO ALL THE PHYSICAL DISTANCING THAT YOU WOULD WANT TO DO ON AN AIRPLANE A >> OTHER PRECAUTIONS ARE SO CRUCIAL

HERE ON THIS DELTA PLANE, WHAT YOU SEE BEHIND ME IS A SANITIZATION SPRAY CREWS COME ON BOARD AND SPRAYED DOWN THE AIRCRAFT BETWEEN EVERY SINGLE FLIGHT, AND EVERY SERVICE GETS WIPED DOWN MASKS ARE REQUIRED THEY HOPE TO REASSURE PASSENGERS THAT IT IS SAFE TO FLY >>> A TALE OF TWO GRAPHS, A DISTURBING RISE IN OINEW CORONAVIRUS CASES, ON THE OTHER THE NUMBER OF DEATHS GOING DOWN

FROM 2000 A DAY IN MAY TO ROUGHLY 300 NEITHER GRAPH ALONE IS TELLING THE FULL STORY WE REACHED OUT TO FIVE DOCTORS AND HARD-HIT AREAS OF THE COUNTRY TO FIND OUT WHAT IS BEHIND THE NUMBERS TESTING THE COUNTRY IS GETTING BETTER AT FINDING THE VIRUS

100,000 PEOPLE A DAY WERE BEING TESTED IN APRIL TODAY, THE NUMBER IS 600,000 IT DOES INNOT EXPLAIN HOW QUICK THE CASE NUMBERS SEARE GOING UP >> INCREASE TESTING, HOW MUCH DOES IT EXPLAIN A RISING CASES? >> NOT AT ALL, IN PHOENIX IT IS 24 PERCENT POSITIVE FOR THE NE TEST FOR COVID-19 THAT IS A TERRIBLE NUMBER >> AGES ANOTHER FACTOR, FEW PEOPLE DIE BECAUSE YOUNGER PEOPLE ARE GETTING THE VIRUS

>> YOUNG PEOPLE ARE GOING OUT, VISITING PLACES THAT HAVE REOPENED THEY ARE GOING TO PARTIES, UNFORTUNATELY THEY TAKE RISKS >> AND ARIZONA HALF OF POSITIV CASES ARE WITH PEOPLE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 20 AND 44 >> THEY ARE SPREADING THEM TO PEOPLE IN A MORE VULNERABLE POPULATION

>> DEATHS LIKE MINE CASES >> PATIENTS ARE BECOMING SYMPTOMATIC BY DAY EIGHT AND NINE COMPLICATIONS FROM COVID-19 AND MORTALITY WILL LAG SEVERAL WEEKS BEHIND >> DEATH NUMBERS DOWN MEANS BETTER TREATMENT >> WE HAVE A NUMBER OF FINDINGS

THERE ARE OTHER OXYGEN TREATMENT THERAPIES >> WHAT WE TRY TO DO IS AVOID INFORMATION WE USE BROWNING, DEEP ON THEIR STOMACHS, IT HAS BEEN EXTRAORDINARILY HELPFUL >> THERE ARE DRUGS LIKE STEROIDS FOR LUNG INFECTIONS PRESIDENT TRUMP AS THE COUNTRY TO CELEBRATE THE DEATH RATE, DR

PROUTY WARNED AMERICANS NOT TO FALL INTO A FALSE COMPLACENCY >> IT IS A FALSE NARRATIVE TO TAKE COMFORT IN A LOWER RATE OF DEATH >> FOR THE EXPERTS THAT WE SPOKE TO, WE HAD ASKED THEM ALL THE SAME QUESTION >> DO YOU EXPECT THE DEATH RATE TO GO UP? >> YES, I DO >> THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT DIE WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE

>> YES, IT WILL >> ALL FIVE REACHED AN UNSETTLING CONSENSUS >>> A NEW STATE ORDER, DIRECTING FLORIDA SCHOOLS TO REOPEN DOORS NEXT MONTH DESPITE THE MASSIVE SPIKE IN CASES THAT HAVE PARTS OF THE STATE TIGHTENING RESTRICTIONS ON BUSINESSES >> ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT O SENDING KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL? >> I AM WORRIED ABOUT SAFETY

I'M WORRIED ABOUT THE SAFETY OF THE KIDS AND THE SAFETY OF THE SCHOOL STAFF >> THE ORDER LEAVES ROOM FOR DISTRICTS TO DECIDE, AND BROWARD COUNTY, THE SUPERINTENDENT SAID RETURNING IN AUGUST WITH FULL ENROLLMENT IS NOT REALISTIC >> WE WILL NEVER COMPROMISE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND STAFF THAT IS OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY >> A RECENT SURVEY ASKED TEACHERS TO WEIGH IN, THEY SUPPORT A HYBRID MODEL LOVE IN PERSON AND DISTANT LEARNING, 29 PERCENT SUPPORT DISTANT LEARNING AND 21 PERCENT ALSO WANT TO RETURN TO CLASS

ADDITIONALLY, 45 PERCENT OF EDUCATORS BELIEVE THAT IF SCHOOLS DO SNOT REOPEN, STUDEN WILL CONTINUE TO FALL BEHIND >> I WOULD RATHER STAY ONE WEEK IN SCHOOL AND WHEN WE GET HOME >> SCHOOLS MUST OPEN AND THE FALL, PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID >> WE WANT TO GET THEM OPEN QUICKLY AND BEAUTIFULLY IN THE FALL AS YOU KNOW, THIS IS A DISEASE, A HORRIBLE DISEASE, YOUNG PEOPLE DO EXTRAORDINARILY WELL WITH IT

>> THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PROMISES EXTRA FUNDS TO MAKE SCHOOL SAFE, BUT STATE LEADERS HAVE WORRIED THAT THEY ARE NOT READY >> WHAT WE ARE CREATING IS GOING TO BE MASS CHAOS, AS SCHOOLS BEGIN TO REOPEN >> BRYAN O'QUINN SAYS HE WILL SEND HIS GIRLS BACK TO SCHOOL IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY >> DEVELOPING SOCIAL SKILLS IS AN IMPORTANT THING TO DO AT THIS AGE IT HAS BEEN A REAL CHALLENGE FOR THEM

BE AN ONGOING CHALLENGE TO KEEP LEARNING AND CHILDREN GOING >>> THE NATION'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE DOCTOR WARNS THAT WE ARE IN THE FIRST WAVE OF THE PANDEMIC WE HAVE A LOT TO COVER TONIGHT, LET'S BEGIN WITH MIGUEL >> IN THE FIRST WEEK OF JULY, A STAGGERING NEW RECORD NUMBER OF INFECTIONS, MORE THAN 380,000 CASES OF CORONAVIRUS >> FRANKLY, WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF ROOM

>> HOSPITALS AND HOTSPOTS ARE AT A BREAKING POINT FLORIDA AND ARIZONA SEE A SURGEON PATIENCE AND A STRAIN ON ICU BEDS >> THE PATIENT'S WHEN THEY COME IN, IF YOU DON'T HUG THEM WHEN YOU GO IN, WHO IS TO SAY THAT YOU WILL EVER HAVE THEM AGAIN? >> Reporter: THIS SCENE WAS SEEN ACROSS THE COUNTRY, PATRICK SALAZAR SEEING AND IS CAR OVERNIGHT >> AND THE PAST THREE DAYS, THERE WERE 50 OR 60 CARS >> THE NATION'S LARGEST TESTING SITE, DODGER STADIUM WAS SHUT DOWN FOR A DAY

LINES FORMED IN NEW ORLEANS, BUT TESTS RAN OUT FIVE MINUTES AFTER DOORS OPEN IN PHOENIX, THE TEMPERATURE SOARED INTO THE TRIPLE DIGITS AND IT COULD TAKE EIGHT HOURS TO GET A TEST, AND 10 BUSINESS DAYS TO THGET RESULTS >> WE ASK FOR A LITTLE UNDERSTANDING WITH PATIENTS >> MANY GHOF THE INFECTED ARE ASYMPTOMATIC, LIKE ATLANTA'S MAYOR, WHO HAD NO IDEA WHERE OR HOW SHE CAUGHT THE DISEASE >> IT REALLY SPEAKS TO HOW CONTAGIOUS THE VIRUSES

WE HAVE TAKEN ALL OF THE PRECAUTIONS THAT YOU CAN POSSIBLY TAKE >> IS HOCALIFORNIA SO AS TO 275,000 CASES, OVERWHELMED HOSPITALS AND THE SOUTHERN END OF THE STATE MOVE PATIENT SEVEN HOURS AWAY IT COMES AS VACCINE MAKERS SAY THAT THE GOVERNMENT WILL PAY THEM $16 BILLION TO EXPEDITE 100 MILLION DOSES OF A VACCINE BY EARLY NEXT YEAR BIOTECH COMPANIES ARE BEGINNING LATE STAGE CLINICAL TRIALS OF AN ANTIBODY COCKTAIL TO PREVENT AND TREAT THE DISEASE

IN STATEN ISLAND, 60-YEAR-OLD SERVICE TRIPLOID BE COVID-19 ON HIS OWN, RELEASED TODAY AFTER THREE MONTHS IN THE HOSPITAL >> TONIGHT, FOR ONE FAMILY, HAPPY HOMECOMING, MANY OTHERS ARE STILL IN THE FIGHT OF THEIR LIFE >> ACROSS THE NATION, TESTING REMAINS A BIG PROBLEM THE LENGTHY AMOUNT OF TIME IT TAKES TO GET RESULTS BACK IS TROUBLESOME LESTER? >>> THE GROWING OUTRAGE IN PHOENIX AFTER TAEOFFICERS SHOT KILLED A MAN AND A PARKED CAR

THE LATEST INCIDENT SPARKS PROTESTS OVER POLICE TACTICS GABE GUTIERREZ HAS THE VIDEO IT IS DISTURBING >> A TENSE CONFRONTATION CAPTURED ON A BYSTANDERS CELL PHONE CAMERA ON THE FOURTH OF JULY OFFICERS SHOUTED INTO A PARKED CAR AND THEN FIRING A BARRAGE OF BULLETS

THE VIDEO DOES NOT CLEARLY SHOW WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE MOMENT BEFORE THE GUNFIRE, OR WHAT ELSE LET UP TO THE INCIDENT THE MAN INSIDE OF THE CAR, 28- YEAR-OLD JAMES GARCIA DIED >> THE OFFICER DID NOT HAVE A WARRANT THEY APPROACHED HIM IN METHE CA ASSUMING HE WAS A SOMEONE THEY WERE LOOKING FOR

>> PHOENIX POLICE RESPONDED TO A 911 CALLER SAYING SOMEONE WAS RUNNING WITH WITH A KNIFE PLEASE SAY THE COLOR DIRECTED THEM TO A HOUSE, WHEN THEY ARRIVED THEY SPOKE WITH SEVERA PEOPLE, INCLUDING GARCIA, ASKING HIM FOR 10 MINUTES SO THEY COULD SECURE THE SCENE A >> THAT IS WHEN MR GARCIA SAID HE WOULD NOT INTERACT WITH OFFICERS, HE ROLLED UP HIS WINDOW AND THAT'S WHEN HE GRABBED THE GUN >> HE POINTED HIA GUN AT AN OFFICER

AN OFFICER AGARRIVED AFTER THE SHOOTING, AND RETRIEVED A WEAPON FROM THE CAR >> WHAT IF THERE WAS SOME OTHER WAY TO HANDLE THIS I WOULD'VE INVOLVED THE ESCALATION? >> THAT WILL BE LOOKED AT WHEN THE INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETE >> PROTESTERS AND THE FAMILY DEMAND ANSWERS >> HE DESERVES JUSTICE PLEASE, GET JUSTICE FOR MY BROTHER

>> PHOENIX POLICE NOW W SAY THA THEY CANNOT FIND THE ORIGINAL 911 CALLER THEY DID NOT FIND A KNIFE INSIDE OF GARCIA'S CAR >>> ANY TELL-ALL BOOK, THE ESTRANGED NIECE MARY TRUMP MINCES NO WORDS EXPLAINING HER MOTIVATIONS I HAD TO TAKE DONALD DOWN, SHE TALKS ABOUT WHY SHE GAVE TAX DOCUMENTS TO THE NEW YORK TIMES, ADDING IF HE IS AFFORDED A SECOND TERM IT WOULD BE THE END OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY THE CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST INSISTS HER UNCLE REACHES ALL OF THE CRITERIA OF A NARCISSIST

THEY DETAIL THE BOOKS — DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY WITH A A D THAT WAS SO DOMINEERING, HE PERVERTED HIS PERCEPTION OF THE WORLD AND DAMAGED HIS ABILITY TO LIVE IN IT MARY TRUMP IS THE OLDER BROTHER OF FRED JUNIOR, WHO WAS MOCKED OR SCORNED BY TRUMP'S FATHER, WHEN HE WOULD SAY TRUMP IS WORTH 10 OF YOU >> I HAD A BROTHER, FRED, GREAT GUY BEST LOOKING GUY ID HE HAD A PROBLEM

HE HAD A PROBLEM WITH ALCOHOL IT >> MS TRUMP CLAIMS THE PRESIDENT SISTER, RETIRED JUDGE SAYS THAT HE IS A CLOWN, THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN THE PRESIDENT BOASTING ABOUT HIS BRILLIANCE? >> I AM A TOTALLY BRILLIANT HUMAN BEING I'M THE SMARTEST PERSON

>> SHE CLAIMS HER UNCLE CHEATED THE SAT, AN ALLEGATION THE WHITE HOUSE CALLS FALSE MARY TRUMP CONTESTED HER GRANDFATHER'S WILL FOR HER NOT GETTING A LARGER INHERITANCE

THE WHITE HOUSE DISMISSED HER BOOK AS WRITING IT IN HER OWN SELF-INTEREST, SAYING THE FATHER WAS WARM AND GOOD TO HIM HE >> IT IS A RIB STIRRED ALLEGATION THAT BOHAS NO BEARIN IN TRUTH I AM YET TO SEE THE BOOK, BUT IT IS A FALSEHOOD >> THE PRESIDENTS BROTHER IS TRY TO BLOCK THE BOOKS PUBLICATION IN STATE COURT, BUT THE PUBLISHER SAYS THAT WILL NOT STOP THEM FROM RELEASING IT >>> YOU LOOK WELL, CAN YOU DESCRIBE WHAT THE RECOVERY FROM COVID-19 HAS BEEN LIKE FOR YOU AND RITA? >> WE WERE DONE WITH OUR DISCOMFORT, OUR SYMPTOMS, BACK IN MARCH

WE HAD VERY DIFFERENT SYMPTOMS THEY WERE NOT PLEASANT THEY WERE NOT LIFE-THREATENING WE WERE PUT IN THE HOSPITAL, AND WE WERE PAID STRICT ATTENTION TO, OUR LUNGS FILLED UP, THE OXYGEN IN OUR BLOOD, IT WAS ALL MONITORED AND WE WERE OKAY WE WERE RELEASED, WE DECIDE TO GET OVER PHYSICAL MALADIES THAT WERE NOT PLEASANT

MORE IMPORTANTLY WE WERE ISOLATED, SO WE DID NOT SPREAD THE VIRUS TO ANYONE ELSE >> THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE MET TODAY IT IS AN ONGOING EFFORT TO FOCUS ON THIS ISSUE WE ARE TRYING TO SAVE LIVES, AND MEET THE NEEDS OF OUR STATE AND HEALTHCARE WORKERS WE WANT TO PROTECT THE VULNERABLE AND SAFELY REOPEN AMERICA

WE WANT TO REOPEN AMERICA'S SCHOOLS AS YOU WILL HERE TODAY, AT THIS POINT WE HAVE TESTED MORE THAN 39 MILLION AMERICANS AMONG THOSE, 3 MILLION AMERICANS HAVE TESTED POSITIVE, AND MORE THAN 13 MILLION AMERICANS HAVE RECOVERED SADLY, MORE THAN 133,000 HAVE LOST THEIR LIVES, OUR SYMPATHIES ARE WITH ALL OF THE IMPACTED FAMILIES

WE MOURN WITH THOSE WHO MOURN, BECAUSE OF THE EXTRAORDINARY WORK OF OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS AROUND THE COUNTRY, WE ARE ENCOURAGED BY THE AVERAGE FATALITY RATE CONTINUING TO BE LOW AND STEADY DAYS EARLIER THIS WEEK, IT WAS 90 PERCENT LOWER THAN AT THE HEIGHT OF THE PANDEMIC AGAIN, THAT IS ACCREDITED HE SACRIFICES THE AMERICAN PEOPLE MAKE THE EXTRAORDINARY WORK THAT OUR HEALTHCARE WORKERS ARE DOING WE PLEDGE THE TASK FORCE WORKING WITH GOVERNORS ACROSS THE COUNTRY WILL CONTINUE TO WORK

THE 24 HOURS A DAY, AND CONTINUE TO KEEP OUR LOSSES LOW IN A FEW MOMENTS, DR DEBORAH BURKE WILL OUTLINE THE DATA THAT WE ARE SEEING AROUND THE COUNTRY WE ARE TRACKING EVERYTHING STATE-BY-STATE COUNTY BY COUNTY

HAS SHE WILL DESCRIBE IN ONE MOMENT, WE ARE ACTUALLY SEEING EARLY INDICATIONS OF A PERCENT OF POSITIVE TESTING FLATTENING IN ARIZONA, FLORIDA, AND TEXAS GOVERNORS AND EACH OF THE STATES HAVE TAKEN SMALL STEPS TO FLATTEN THE CURVE, AND AGAIN, AS DR BERG WILL DESCRIBE, WE ARE BEGINNING TO SEE EARLY INDICATIONS THAT THINGS ARE PLANNING, AND ARIZONA AND FLORIDA, WE BEGIN TO SEE DECLINING NUMBERS OF EMERGENCY ROOM VISITS AS WELL WE BELIEVE THE TAKE AWAY FROM THIS FOR EVERY AMERICAN LIVING IN THE STATES THAT ARE IMPACTED IS — KEEP DOING WHAT YOU'RE DOING WE ARE STARTING TO SEE FIRST INDICATIONS THAT AS WE ARE ABLE TO WORK, AND AS WE WERE ABLE TO DO IN THE NORTHEAST, AND LOUISIANA MICHIGAN AND OTHER PLACES — WE ARE PUTTING INTO PRACTICE THE MITIGATION EFFORTS

WE ARE BEGINNING TO SEE INDICATIONS THAT THEY ARE HAVING A GOOD EFFECT WE ARE FOCUSED ON THE STATES WHERE HALF OF THE NEW CASES HAVE ARISEN ARIZONA, FLORIDA AND CALIFORNIA WE HAVE RECEIVED ENCOURAGING REPORTS THIS MORNING STRONG SUPPLIES OF PPE AND HOSPITAL CAPACITY REMAINS STRONG

THE ONE THING THAT WE DID HEAR FROM GOVERNORS ACROSS THE REGION IS THAT WE NEED PERSONNEL OVER THE PAST WEEK, WORKING THROUGH FEMA AND THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, THEY PROCESS REQUESTS DUE TO FLOYD 1070 DOCTORS AND MEDICAL PERSONNEL AND, AT THIS POINT, 525 DOCTORS ARE ON THE GROUND IN ARIZONA WE ARE PROCESSING REQUESTS FROM FLORIDA FOR AN ADDITIONAL AMOUNT OF HELP WE HAVE MADE IT VERY CLEAR, AS YOU WILL RECALL, WE HAD DEPLOYED AT THE PRESIDENT'S DIRECTION, ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY MEDICAL PERSONNEL IN NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY, CONNECTICUT AND LOUISIANA

WE ARE ON THE PROCESS OF DOING THAT, JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT THE DEDICATED DOCTORS AND NURSES HAVE RELIEF THAT THEY NEED AS WE SEE CASES RISING IN VARIOUS COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE SUNBELT WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK THAT WE HAD A CONFERENCE CALL YESTERDAY WITH THE NATIONS GOVERNORS WE ARE NOW IN THE PROCESS OF CONTINUING THIS EVERY WEEK, DETAILING COUNTY BY COUNTY, SUMMARIES AND RECOMMENDATIONS THAT ARE BEING IMPLEMENTED AND WELL RECEIVED WE ARE ALSO ISSUING RENEWED GUIDANCE ON PRESERVATION AND REUSE OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

THE GOVERNORS TALK DIRECTLY TO HOSPITALS, FRANKLY, BECAUSE OF THE HISTORIC EFFORTS THAT TRUMP IMPLEMENTED, HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF SUPPLIES OF GLOVES AND MASKS AND FACE SHIELDS, AS WELL AS THE CONSTRUCTION OF VENTILATORS, 59,000 VENTILATORS HAVE BEEN SUPPLIED PPE, IT REMAINS VERY STRONG WE ARE ENCOURAGING HEALTHCARE WORKERS TO BEGIN NOW TO USE BEST PRACTICES THAT WE HAVE LEARNED IN ORDER TO PRESERVE AND REUSE PPE SUPPLIES OUR FOCUS IS TO MAKE SURE THAT STATES HAVE EVERYTHING THEY NEED WHEN THEY NEED IT WE WORK WITH THE GOVERNORS TO MAKE THAT A REALITY

WHAT BRINGS US TO THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, HAS RECEIVED THE NEEDS OF OUR STATES, WE ARE WORKING TO REOPEN AMERICA, AND REOPEN AMERICA'S SCHOOLS YESTERDAY, PRESIDENT TRUMP CONVENED A SUMMIT OF LEADERS, AND HEALTH OFFICIALS AT THE WHITE HOUSE PRESIDENT MADE IT CLEAR YESTERDAY, IT IS TIME IT IS TIME FOR US TO GET KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL THE SUMMIT YESTERDAY GAVE US AN OPPORTUNITY TO OUTLINE AND TO LEARN WHAT WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO DO TO DO THAT

I WILL HAVE SECRETARY ROSS TALK ABOUT ASSISTING LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND STATES, AND BRINGING SCHOOLS BACK ONLINE WE'LL ALSO HEAR FROM BARBARA REDFIELD, WHO HAS BEEN — SINCE EARLY IN THE PANDEMIC, PROVIDING GUIDANCE TO SCHOOLS AND ISSUING ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE NEXT WEEK FROM EARLY IN THIS PANDEMIC, TEACHERS LEARNED HOW TO TEACH IT IS A REMARKABLE JOB OFTEN TIMES, HAVING CARE FOR THEIR OWN FAMILIES AND MAKE SURE THAT AMERICAN TEACHERS ARE HEALTHY

WE SAY THANK YOU TO THE PARENTS, THE PARENTS YOU HAD TO STEP IN AND BECOME EDUCATORS FOR ALL OF THE KIDS IT IS REMARKABLE, WHEN YOU SEE WHAT KIDS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME WHAT WE HEARD AGAIN YESTERDAY, FROM EDUCATION OFFICIALS, AND WHAT WE HEARD FROM THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS, IT IS ESSENTIAL TO GET BACK INTO CLASSROOMS, WE CANNOT LET KIDS FALL BEHIND ACADEMICALLY REMEMBER, FOR CHILDREN THAT ARE MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES, SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN, FOUR CHILDREN AND THE COMMUNITIES FACING PERSISTENT POSITIVITY, THE SCHOOL ANALYSIS THIS IS NOT ABOUT MAKING SURE OUR KIDS ARE LEARNING FOR MENTAL HEALTH, WELL-BEING, WE HAVE TO GET KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL

WE ARE ABSOLUTELY DETERMINED TO WORK IN PARTNERSHIP AND GIVE GUIDANCE WITH STATES AND COMMUNITIES THE CDC WILL BE ISSUING NEW GUIDANCE NEXT WEEK IT IS PART OF A FIVE PART SERIES OF RECOMMENDATIONS WHAT DR REDFIELD MADE CLEAR, FELLOW GUIDANCE, WE ARE HERE TO ASSIST WITH THE SHARED OBJECTIVE, THAT I THINK IS SHARED BY EVERY PARENT IN AMERICA, WE WANT TO GET OUR KIDS BACK

WE WANT TO GET THEM BACK IN THE CLASSROOM WE WANT TO GET TEACHERS BACK AND FRONT OF THE CLASSROOM WE WANT KIDS TO BE LEARNING IN PERSON HAS CONGRESS IS IN RECESS, WE ARE IN DISCUSSIONS ABOUT POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL SUPPORT WE WERE ABLE TO REMIND GOVERNORS THAT $13

3 BILLION IS AVAILABLE FOR THE CARES ACT, TO ASSIST THEM AS THEY ROLL OUT AND RESTART SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AT THE PRESENT MOMENT, WE LEARNED YESTERDAY THAT ONLY 15 PERCENT OF THOSE FUNDS HAVE BEEN DRAWN OUT BY STATES WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT OUR OBJECTIVE, AS I SAID, SAVING LINES

WE WANT TO MEET THE NEEDS OF OUR STATES AND HEALTHCARE WORKERS PROTECT THE MOST VULNERABLE WE WANT TO SAFELY REOPEN AMERICA IN OUR SCHOOLS THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT WE ARE REOPENING AMERICA THE JOBS REPORT WENT UP BY 500 MILLION JOBS

ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE FINDING A WAY TO DO THEIR PART, PUT THE HEALTH OF THEIR NEIGHBORS FIRST, EVEN THOUGH WE FIND A WAY TO GET BACK TO WORK INTO WORSHIP, AND GO BACK TO SCHOOL WE ALL HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY SLOW THE SPREAD PROTECT THE MOST VULNERABLE AND REOPEN OUR COUNTRY, AND OUR SCHOOLS I WOULD JUST CLOSE, BEFORE I TURN THE PODIUM OVER, AND SAY THANK YOU TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE

TAKE YOU FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE SO FAR THANK YOU FOR THE WAY THAT YOU HAVE PUT HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF NOT JUST FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS, BUT, STRANGERS, PEOPLE YOU DID NOT EVEN KNOW FIRST WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO KEEP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING, KEEP HEATING THE GUIDANCE OF STATE AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES PRACTICE GOOD HYGIENE WASH YOUR HANDS

WEAR A MASK WEAR A MASK WHERE YOU CANNOT ENGAGE IN SOCIAL DISTANCING THIS IS THE ROLE THAT EACH OF US CAN CONTINUE TO PLAY WE ARE SEEING SOME EARLY INDICATIONS AND SOME OF THE MOST IMPACTED STATES THAT AMERICANS ARE DOING JUST THAT I WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE YOU ALL TO CONTINUE TO DO YOUR PART

I AM ABSOLUTELY CONFIDENT, JUST AS WE HAVE PROVED WHEN THE PANDEMIC WAS STRIKING, SO DEEPLY IN THE NORTHEAST, IT WAS STRIKING IN LOUISIANA, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE KNOW IT NEEDS TO BE DONE WE KNOW WE CAN DO IT WE HAVE FLATTENED THE CURVE BEFORE WE HAVE SLOW THE SPREAD BEFORE WE CAN DO IT AGAIN

WE HAVE TO ALL DO OUR PART WITH THAT, THIS IS DR DEBORAH BERG THEN WE WILL GET A REPORT BEFORE WE MOVE ON TO OTHER REPORTS >> THANK YOU

>> THANK YOU MR VICE PRESIDENT, IF I COULD HAVE THE FIRST SLIDE PLEASE SOME OF YOU WATCH WHAT I WEAR THIS CAME FROM A SALT RIVER TRIBE MASKS CAN BE A FASHION

IT WAS A REAL PLEASURE TO SPEAK TO INDIVIDUALS AROUND THE UNITED STATES ABOUT ISSUES THAT THEY ARE FACING WITH COVID-19 TO BE ABLE TO MEET WITH COMMUNITIES, HOSPITALS, AND PERSONNEL AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITIES, HISPANIC COMMUNITIES AND ARE PROUD TRIBAL NATIONS THAT WAS A PRIVILEGE LAST WEEK I WANT TO START WITH ARIZONA

I WANT TO PICK UP WHERE THE VICE PRESIDENT HAD LEFT OFF THE ORANGE LINE IS THE NUMBER OF TESTS THAT ARE PERFORMED, AND THE BLUE LINE IS TEST POSITIVITY THIS IS AT THE LEVEL OF STATE ARIZONA HAS THREE COUNTIES THAT WE ARE TRACKING VERY CLOSELY THE LARGEST ONE BEING SEEN AS MARICOPA COUNTY

THIS SHOWS THAT THE BLUE LINE, A SEVEN DAY AVERAGE, THANK YOU FOR THE DATA TEAM FOR THE WONDERFUL SLIDES SEVEN DAY AVERAGE SHOWS PLANNING I FIND THAT ENCOURAGING EQUALLY ENCOURAGING AT THIS POINT, WE KNOW THAT TEST POSITIVITY RATE IS THE FIRST THING TO INCREASE WE ARE HOPING THAT IT HERALDS STABILITY AND ARIZONA, OF US REACHING A PLATEAU AND THE CURVE

THIS REPRESENTS EMERGENCY ROOM VISITS FOR ANY OF COVID-19 -LIKE SYMPTOMS, AND THIS IS AN EARLY INDICATOR , WE FIND THIS ENCOURAGING THE NEXT LINE SHOWS A COUNTY THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT, THE LARGEST COUNTY BEING MARICOPA COUNTY, WITH THE LARGEST NUMBER OF INFECTIONS, CLEARLY THERE ARE ISSUES THAT HAVE COME UP THE VICE PRESIDENT HAD MENTIONED THE WEEKLY REPORT FROM THE GOVERNORS THIS IS WHAT THE REPORT LOOKS LIKE THIS IS ALASKA ON THE FRONT PAGE

WE HAVE AN INTERPRETATION OF WHAT WE ARE SEEING IN RELEVANCE TO THEIR EPIDEMIC AND WITH SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS, AS FAR AS BEING IN A DANGER ZONE, THEY ARE CODED BY YELLOW AND RED THEN IT FOLLOWS EVERYTHING YOU SEE ON THE FIRST REPORT, AND THE WARNING BOXES, AND THE COUNTIES ARE ALSO REPRESENTED, SO IN ONE PLACE THEY HAVE FIVE PAGES FROM THE WHITE HOUSE TASK FORCE, SUMMARIZING WHAT WE ARE SEEING, THAT GOES OUT WEEKLY NEXT SLIDE PLEASE THIS LOOKS AT FLORIDA, YOU CAN SEE IN THE SAME WAY, THOROUGHLY SUGGESTIONS OF DECREASING VISITS FOR COVID-19, AND THEY'RE HOPING THIS HERALDS A BIT OF STABILITY IN THE DAILY REPORTING CASES WE WENT THROUGH A HOLIDAY WEEKEND, HOLIDAY WEEKENDS 10 TO IMPACTED ON BOTH ENDS

UNDERREPORTING FOR THE WEEKEND, AND TESTING ON MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AFTER A HOLIDAY WEEKEND THE COUNTY OF FLORIDA THAT WE ARE TRACKING, THE TOP 10 COUNTIES IN FLORIDA THESE HAVE A DIFFERENT PROFILE I WANT TO DRAW ATTENTION, THIS REPRESENTS JACKSONVILLE AND OTHER LARGE MANTRAS, INCLUDING TAMPA WHEN THE GOVERNOR TALK ABOUT HOW THEY ARE STEADY AND LOW FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME AFTER REOPENING, THIS IS WHERE THAT IS REFLECTED, FIVE WEEKS AFTER REOPENING

CLEARLY THERE WAS SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED THOSE THAT ARE LOOKING ACROSS THE BOARD, WHATEVER HAPPENS AND FLORIDA HAPPEN ACROSS THE SUN BELT ALL OF THE CURVES AND ALL OF THE FINDINGS ARE MIRRORED MARCH AND APRIL, WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE NEW YORK METRO, FOLLOWED BY BOSTON, FOLLOWED BY PHILADELPHIA AND CHICAGO NEW ORLEANS WAS WITH THE NEW YORK METRO

IT WAS A SERIES OF INDIVIDUAL CURVES IN THIS CASE, WHATEVER HAD OCCURRED HAD OCCURRED SIMULTANEOUSLY ACROSS THE SOUTH THEY WERE INVESTIGATING THAT VERY CLOSELY TO SEE THE IDEOLOGY BEHIND THAT, I CAN HELP US WITH AN EARLY WARNING SIGNAL IT WILL HELP AS A GUIDANCE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE OF WHAT WE ARE ASKING THEM TO DO NEXT, AND THE NEXT LIGHT IS TEXAS TEXAS IS IN A SIMILAR SITUATION

WE ARE WATCHING THIS CLOSELY ACROSS TEXAS THINK THAT ALL OF YOU KNOW THAT THERE ARE A SERIES OF MAJOR MANTRAS IN TEXAS, WITH SIGNIFICANT INCREASING CASES THE GOVERNOR GETS THIS TYPE OF REPORT, WITH SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS, AND THEN FINALLY CALIFORNIA NEXT SLIDE A LONG TIME OF STABILITY, AND THEN THERE'S A MAJOR INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF TEST POSITIVE AND RAPID INCREASING CASES

NEXT SLIDE, YOU CAN SEE A MAJORITY OF THE ISSUE IS IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA WE SEE THIS THROUGH RIVERSIDE, SACRAMENTO AND SAN FRANCISCO, AN INCREASED NUMBER OF CASES I WANT TO FINISH WITH WHERE THE VICE PRESIDENT HAD STARTED TALKING ABOUT THE SACRIFICES OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND THAT RECOMMENDATION, THERE'S A VERY CLEAR RECOMMENDATION THAT WHEN YOU AND I COUNTY, WITH THESE TYPES OF CASES, WE RECOMMEND THAT EVERYONE USE A FACE COVERING ONE FACE COVERINGS OPEN UP THE ABILITY TO EXPRESS HER PERSONALITY

THE WORK THAT THE GOVERNORS HAVE DONE, FOR THE PEOPLE, BUT TO MOVE TO OUTDOOR DINING AND DECREASE ANY KIND OF INDOOR GATHERING, AGAIN, ALL OF THE AMERICANS OUT THERE THAT ARE IN THE STATES AND THE STATES THAT HAVE REPORTS AND THE RED ZONE, THERE ARE SERIES OF OTHER STATES THAT WE HAVE AND THE RED ZONE WE ARE REALLY JUST ASKING THE PEOPLE AND THE COUNTIES AND THE STATES TO NOT ONLY USE A FACE COVERING GATHERING IN HOMES, EITHER BACK DOWN TO OUR PHASE I RECOMMENDATION, WHICH WAS 10 OR LESS >>> THANK YOU MR

VICE PRESIDENT THIS WAS MADE BY A SMALL COMMUNITY IN PENNSYLVANIA WHO WERE HELPED BY THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE AND THEY HANDMADE THESE FOR A LOT OF OUR OFFICERS TO MATCH OUR UNIFORMS I WEAR THIS PROUD DID I AND PROUDLY THE VICE PRESIDENT HAS ALREADY SAID WE ARE NOW TOPPING 39 MILLION TESTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY THE STATES REALLY CRUSHED THEIR GOAL IN JUNE

THE STATE GOAL WAS ABOUT 129 MILLION IN JUNE CDC NUMBERS FINALIZED THAT AT 165 MILLION TESTS PER JUNE CONGRATULATIONS TO THE STATES WE DID TOP THE 700,000 MARK PER DAY LAST WEEK AND ARE AVERAGING 620,000 PER DAY

WE CONTINUE TO SHIP WHEN THE STATES TELL US WHAT THEY NEED, WE WORK TO SET THOSE GOALS BASED ON THEIR TESTING PLANS AFTER THE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE BY THE CDC AND MY OFFICE, FEMA SHIPS THOSE EVERY WEEK, ALONG WITH THE SECRETARY OF PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE SO THAT IS SORT OF THE OVERALL GENERAL VIEW WE ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT A LITTLE BIT LAST WEEK AND THAT IS SEVERAL SURGE SITES WE OPENED THESE IN THREE COMMUNITIES, A LIST OF COMMUNITIES IDENTIFIED BY DR

BIRX AND HER TEAM THAT MET CERTAIN CHARACTERISTICS, NUMERICAL NUMBERS IN ISOLATION THAT SURGE TESTING MIGHT HAVE AN IMPACT OVER A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME SO OUR GOAL IN THOSE COMMUNITIES IS TO DO AT LEAST 5000 TESTS PER DAY AND THOSE WERE IN BATON ROUGE, JACKSONVILLE AND McALLEN, TEXAS AND WE HAVE MANY OTHER SITES THAT WE ARE WORKING WITH AGAIN THIS IS A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE STATE, AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN

THEY ARE UP AND RUNNING AND TESTING ON ALL THREE SITES BATON ROUGE STARTED YESTERDAY THE OTHER TWO SITES START TODAY AND WE HAVE ALMOST 6500 APPOINTMENTS ALREADY MADE THIS MORNING >>> THE LAST THING I WANT TO TALK ABOUT IS PHOENIX AND I DON'T KNOW IF WE HAVE THE SLIDES FOR THIS I GET JUST A LITTLE BIT CONCERNED WHEN I HEAR THINGS IN THE NEWS LIKE WE ARE DOING NOTHING FOR PHOENIX, AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HASN'T BEEN DOING ANYTHING FOR PHOENIX

BECAUSE THAT IS REALLY NOT CORRECT AND IT UNDERMINES A LOT OF THE THINGS WE ARE DOING I DIDN'T MAKE THESE SLIDES UP THIS WAS PART OF THE 55-SLIDE DECK ON PHOENIX, WHERE WE UNDERSTAND THE DEMOGRAPHICS, THE HEALTH DISPARITIES, THE INCOME LEVELS, THE RACIAL AND ETHNIC BACKGROUNDS, WHERE THE TESTS ARE DONE, WHERE THE RESOURCES ARE THIS IS HOW WE REALLY WORK THE ISSUES FIRST OF ALL, WE ARE IN CONSTANT CONTACT WITH THE GOVERNOR AND HIS TEAMS

WE HAVE FREQUENT CALLS AND I KNOW DR REDFIELD DOES THIS AS WELL AND DR BIRX AS WELL MUST IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS WE HAVE SHIPPED OVER 500,000 SWABS TO THE STATE TO FULFILL THEIR PLAN IN TERMS OF PHOENIX, IF I CAN GET THE FIRST SLIDE BACK, PLEASE? I WANT TO SAY THAT YES, WE HAVE LOTS OF SUPPORT IN PHOENIX

THIS IS THE COMMUNITY BASED TESTING LOCATIONS PHOENIX HAS THREE FEDERALLY FUNDED RETAIL SITES THIS IS PAID ON A PER CAPITA BASIS YOU COME UP, AND GET A TEST THIS PROGRAM HAS TESTIFIED JUST UNDER A MILLION INDIVIDUALS LOCATED SPECIFICALLY IN COMMUNITIES OF HIGH SOCIAL HAVE YOU HIGH-RISK

THOSE ARE 16 FEDERAL SITES WE HAVE IN PHOENIX NEXT SLIDE I DON'T KNOW IF THERE IS A MAP TO GO WITH THAT, BUT UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF THE SECRETARY, WE HAVE SURGED INTO FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTERS THIS IS WHERE YOU WANT TESTING TO HAPPEN, BECAUSE THESE ARE MEDICAL HOMES FOR THOSE INDIGENT AND UNDERSERVED WE HAVE 28 SITES PERFORMING TESTING JUST IN THE PHOENIX AREA RIGHT NOW

NEXT SLIDE WE DON'T HAVE THAT SLIDE LET ME TALK ABOUT, WE HAVE ALSO IDENTIFIED EVERY SINGLE TESTING MACHINE IN PHOENIX SO THERE ARE TESTING MACHINES TO DO TENS OF THOUSANDS OF TESTS PER DAY, AND WE ARE SENDING AT LEAST 100,000, OKAY, MAYBE IT WILL COME UP, MAYBE IT WON'T BUT AT LEAST 100,000 TO THE PHOENIX AREA EVERY WEEK

THESE ARE ALL THE THINGS WE ARE DOING IN THE BACKGROUND THAT HAPPEN ON A REGULAR BASIS THAT WE DO COMMUNITY BY COMMUNITY BY COMMUNITY TWO DAYS AGO, I HEARD THAT THE MAYOR WAS UNHAPPY BECAUSE THERE WAS NO FEDERAL SUPPORT I HEARD THAT ON MONDAY MORNING I WAS PHONE WITH THE FEMA REPRESENTATIVE IN THE AFTERNOON IT WAS CLEAR TO ME THAT PHOENIX WAS NOT IN TUNE WITH ALL THE THINGS THE STATE WERE DOING

WE CONVENED A CALL LAST NIGHT WHERE WE HAD THE GOVERNOR'S PEOPLE ON THE PHONE THE MAYOR'S PEOPLE ON THE PHONE, VARIOUS HEALTH OFFICIALS ON THE PHONE WE GOT EVERYBODY TOGETHER, UNDERSTOOD WHERE THE GAPS ARE THERE IS A SURGE FROM ARIZONA STATE, A SURGE IN TESTING SITES THAT ARE STATE SITES IN PHOENIX THAT ARE UP THERE AND THIS MORNING, THE GOVERNOR LOOKED AT EVERYTHING, THOUGHT A SURGE SITE WOULD BE HELPFUL IN WEST PHOENIX, HE REQUESTED THAT AND WE ARE CONTRACTING THAT RIGHT NOW SO I JUST WANTED TO GIVE YOU THAT EXAMPLE

BECAUSE IT REALLY PAINS ME WHEN SOMEBODY SAYS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ISN'T DOING EVERYTHING WHEN WE HAVE 41 FEDERAL SITES THERE, WE ARE SENDING SUPPLIES AND TESTS AND WE WORK WITH THE GOVERNOR EVERY DAY IF THERE IS AN APPROPRIATE REQUEST AND IT IS ON THE LIST FOR DR BIRX, WHICH IT WAS, WE WILL SEND A SURGE SITE AND WE ARE CONTRACTING THAT THIS AFTERNOON THANK YOU

>>> THANK YOU, ADMIRAL AS WE SAID, THE FOCUS TODAY IS ON SAFELY REOPENING OUR SCHOOLS AND AS WE DISCUSSED YESTERDAY, AT THE WHITE HOUSE SUMMIT, FROM VERY EARLY IN THIS PROCESS, THE CDC HAS BEEN ISSUING GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOLS AND FOR CHILDCARE SERVICES MARCH 12th, TO BE SPECIFIC WHEN WE FIRST PUBLISHED THE 15 SLOWS TO SLOW THE SPREAD AND ENCOURAGED PEOPLE TO DO SCHOOLING FROM HOME, WHEREVER POSSIBLE, FROM THAT POINT FORWARD THE CDC HAS PUBLISHED DECISION TREES ABOUT HOW SCHOOLS CAN BEGIN TO REDEVELOP REOPENING PLANS AND JUST LAST WEEK PUBLISHED GUIDANCE

IN A FEW MOMENTS, THEY WILL BE ISSUING FIVE NEW DOCUMENTS THAT WILL RANGE FROM PREPARING COMMUNITIES TO RETURN TO SCHOOL SAFELY TO DECISION MAKING TOOLS FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS AND TO CREATE SYMPTOM SCREENING CONSIDERATIONS AS CHILDREN AND TEACHERS RETURN TO SCHOOL BUT AS WE MADE CLEAR YESTERDAY, AND WE'LL MAKE CLEAR AGAIN TODAY, WE ARE HERE TO HELP AND NONE OF THE CDC'S RECOMMENDATIONS ARE INTENDED TO REPLACE STATE LOCAL RULES AND GUIDANCE THAT WE MAKE CLEAR TO GOVERNORS AND STATE AND LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS IS THE CDC STAND READY TO WORK WITH LOCAL OFFICIALS AS THEY MAKE THEIR PLAN FOR REOPENING SCHOOLS BUT WE ARE ALL COMMITTED TO GETTING OUR KIDS BACK IN THE CLASSROOM THIS FALL WITH THAT I WANT THE SECRETARY OF EDUCATION TO REFLECT ON THE EFFORTS SHE IS MAKING HERE AT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND WE'LL HEAR FROM DR

REDFIELD AND A FEW WRAP-UP COMMENTS BEFORE WE GO TO QUESTIONS >>> THANK YOU SO MUCH MR VICE PRESIDENT THANKS FOR HOSTING THE TASK FORCE HERE TODAY WE ARE SO GRATEFUL TO THE PRESIDENT AND TO YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP ON DOING WHAT IS RIGHT FOR STUDENTS

YESTERDAY WE HAD A REALLY GOOD AND IMPORTANT CONVERSATION AT THE WHITE HOUSE WITH LOCAL LEADERS AND GREAT TEACHERS AND PARENTS IT WAS INSIGHTFUL AND INSPIRING AND AS MRS PENCE NOTED, THESE PAST FEW MONTHS, PARENTS HAVE WORN MULTIPLE HATS THEY REALLY ARE OUR UNSUNG HEROES

I MIGHT ADD, AS THE VICE PRESIDENT NOTED, AS ARE THE TEACHERS WHO WERE OFTEN PLAYING DUAL ROLES AS PARENTS THEMSELVES AND CONTINUING TO HELP THEIR STUDENTS LEARN SHE ALSO SAID, MRS PENCE ALSO SAID AS WE REOPENED BUSINESSES, RESTAURANTS AND THEATERS IN OUR COUNTRY, WE SIMPLY CAN'T LEAVE OUT OUR SCHOOLS AND THAT IS SO CORRECT STUDENTS AND MUST CONTINUE TO LEARN FULL-TIME I HAVE BEEN INSPIRED BY THE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE KEPT LEARNING GOING THESE PAST FEW MONTHS

A COUPLE OF EXAMPLES IN HARLEM AND THE SURROUNDING NEW YORK LOCATIONS MOVED TO DISTANCE LEARNING IN ONE WEEK USING MULTIPLE TECHNOLOGY PLATFORMS TEACHERS THERE, INSISTED ON LEARNING NEW MATERIALS THEY MADE SURE ALL THE STUDENTS HAD THE NEEDED TECH THAT THEY MIGHT NOT HAVE HAD AT HOME INITIALLY MIAMI DADE COUNTY USES EXISTING INSTRUCTIONAL CONTINUITY PLANS TO MAKE A SEAMLESS TRANSITION TO DISTANCE LEARNING THEY ADDED INTERVENTIONS FOR STUDENTS WHO WERE STRUGGLING ALREADY BEFORE THE PANDEMIC

THE INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY IN TEXAS STARTED FROM THE MIND SET THAT NOT LEARNING WASN'T AN OPTION FOR ANY STUDENTS THEY DELIVERED MULTI-LINGUAL AND SPECIAL EDUCATION CURRICULUMS TO ALL THEIR STUDENTS THERE WERE A NUMBER THAT DID AN AWESOME JOB OF TRANSITIONING THIS SPRING AND THERE WERE A LOT IN WHICH I AND STATE SCHOOL LEADERS WERE DISAPPOINTED, IN THAT THEY DIDN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO CONTINUE TO SERVE THEIR STUDENTS TOO MANY OF THEM JUST GAVE UP THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION SAID ONLY 10% ACROSS-THE-BOARD PROVIDED ANY REAL CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION PROGRAM

AS I SAID, I HAVE TALKED TO ALL THE STATE SCHOOL CHIEFS AT LEAST ONCE, MOST OF THEM MORE THAN ONCE, AND THEY HAVE TOLD ME WHILE MANY OF THEIR DISTRICTS HAVE DONE WELL THROUGH THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS, A NUMBER OF THEM, THEY WERE VERY DISAPPOINTED IN, IN DOING NEXT TO NOTHING AND THEN, WE SEE, AS WE TALK ABOUT REOPENING SCHOOLS, THERE ARE SOME CREATING FALSE PARADIGMS FOR THE FALL HERE RIGHT IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD, FAIRFAX COUNTY, WHICH IS ONE OF THE MOST WELL- FUNDED, I WOULD CALL IT AN ELITE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM IN AMERICA, OFFERED FAMILIES A SO- CALLED CHOICE FOR THIS FALL EITHER ZERO DAYS IN SCHOOL FOR THEIR STUDENTS OR TWO DAYS AND THEIR SPRINGTIME ATTEMPT AT DISTANCE LEARNING WAS A DISASTER

IT GIVES US AN EXAMPLE BECAUSE THINGS LIKE THIS CANNOT HAPPEN AGAIN IN THE FALL IT WOULD FAIL AMERICA'S STUDENTS AND IT WOULD FAIL TAXPAYERS WHO PAY HIGH TAXES FOR THEIR EDUCATION ULTIMATELY, IT IS NOT A MATTER OF IF SCHOOLS SHOULD REOPEN, IT IS SIMPLY A MATTER OF HOW THEY MUST FULLY OPEN AND THEY MUST BE FULLY OPERATIONAL

AND HOW THAT HAPPENS IS BEST LEFT TO EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY LEADERS I REALLY APPRECIATE SOMETHING THAT THE SECRETARY REITERATED YESTERDAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE OF THE THE SURGEON GENERAL'S PRESCRIPTION FOR HEALTHCARE IT BEARS REPEATING FIRST, ASK YOURSELF, WHAT IS YOUR INDIVIDUAL CIRCUMSTANCE? ARE YOU OR IS SOMEONE IN YOUR HOME VULNERABLE >>> SECOND, WHAT IS GOING ON IN YOUR COMMUNITY? IS THE VIRUS WIDESPREAD? OR IS IT ISOLATED? AND THIRD, THINK ABOUT THE KIND OF SCHOOL ACTIVITY THAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT HOW TO ACCOMMODATE AND DEAL WITH

WHAT NEEDS TO BE IN PLACE FOR THINGS TO BE SUCCESSFUL EDUCATION LEADERS NEED TO EXAMINE REAL DATA FOR THEIR OWN STATES AND COMMUNITIES AND WEIGH THE RISKS LOCAL LEADERS IN EVERY COMMUNITY NEED TO ASK THESE QUESTIONS AND CONSIDER ALL THE RISKS PHYSICAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ARE FACTORS SO IS MENTAL HEALTH

AND SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND IMPORTANTLY, VERY IMPORTANTLY, SO ARE LOST OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS PARTICULARLY THE MOST VULNERABLE AMONG US, AND STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS NOTED, KEEPING SCHOOLS CLOSED PLACES CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS AT CONSIDERABLE RISK OF MORBIDITY AND IN SOME CASES MORTALITY THE GUIDANCE CONCLUDED EVERYONE SHOULD START WITH THE GOAL OF HAVING STUDENTS PHYSICALLY PRESENT IN SCHOOL

IT MEANS STUDENTS NEED A FULL SCHOOL YEAR OR MORE, AND IT IS EXPECTED IT WILL LOOK DIFFERENT, DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU ARE WHAT IS CLEAR IS THAT STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES NEED MORE OPTIONS I HAVE TALKED A LONG TIME ABOUT THE NEED TO RETHINK EDUCATION, AND TO EXPAND OPTIONS FOR ALL STUDENTS THIS MOMENT REALLY DEMANDS ACTION OF THE AND AMERICA ALWAYS WAS AND AND WILL BE A COUNTRY OF DOERS WE ARE CONFIDENT THAT WITH GRIT AND DETERMINATION AND A MEASURE OF GRACE, WE AND WILL DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR ALL THE STUDENTS IN OUR NATION

THANKS VERY MUCH >>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR VICE PRESIDENT FIRST AND FOREMOST, I WANT TO MAKE IT VERY, VERY CLEAR THAT THE GUIDANCE THAT CDC CONTINUES TO PUT OUT FOR SCHOOLS K-12 AND HIGHER LEARNING IS INTENTIONAL FOR REOPENING AND KEEPING OUR SCHOOLS OPEN

THAT IS ITS PURPOSE WE RECOGNIZE THAT THERE IS A VARIETY OF UNIQUE CIRCUMSTANCES FOR DIFFERENT SCHOOLS AND DIFFERENT SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND SO WE HAVE OUTLINED A NUMBER OF STRATEGIES THAT THOSE SCHOOLS, THOSE ADMINISTRATORS CAN USE TO ACCOMPLISH THIS GOAL SAFELY BUT I WANT TO MAKE IT VERY CLEAR THAT WHAT IS NOT TO HAPPEN IS TO USE IT AS A RATIONALE TO KEEP SCHOOLS CLOSED WE ARE PREPARED TO WORK WITH EACH SCHOOL TO HELP THEM USE THE DIFFERENT STRATEGIES WE PROPOSE TO DO THIS SAFELY SO THEY COME UP WITH THE OPTIMAL STRATEGY FOR THOSE SCHOOLS

I THINK IT IS CRITICAL, AND IT WOULD BE PERSONALLY VERY DISAPPOINTING TO ME AND MY AGENCY, IF WE SAW INDIVIDUALS WERE USING THESE GUIDELINES AS A RATIONALE FOR NOT REOPENING OUR SCHOOLS I THINK THERE IS A SERIES OF DIFFERENT ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES THAT WE ARE ABOUT TO PUT OUT TO HELP WITH THE K-12 COMMUNITY, PARTICULARLY AT THE COMMUNITY LEVEL, TO HELP OPEN SAFELY GUIDELINES ALSO THAT COME OUT WITH CONSIDERATION DOCUMENTS FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS GUIDELINES FOR SCHOOLS, TO HELP THEM UNDERSTAND HOW BEST TO DO SYMPTOM SURVEILLANCE, AND CHARACTERIZE SYMPTOMS IN THE SCHOOLS AS A TOOL AND GUIDELINES TO REALLY LOOK AT THE INS AND OUTS OF USING FACE MASKS IN THE SCHOOL SETTING

AS WELL AS, FINALLY, SOME GUIDANCE INTO HELPING THE SCHOOLS HAVE SYSTEMS IN WHICH THEY CAN MONITOR THEIR PROGRAMS BUT I WANT TO CLOSE BY REITERATING AGAIN THE PURPOSE OF THE CDC GUIDANCE IS, REMEMBER, IT IS GUIDANCE IT IS NOT REQUIREMENTS AND ITS PURPOSE IS TO FACILITATE THE REOPENING AND THE KEEPING OPEN OF THE SCHOOLS IN THIS COUNTRY AS THE VICE PRESIDENT HAS SAID, IT IS CRITICAL THAT WE GET THESE SCHOOLS OPEN, DO IT SAFELY

WE ARE PREPARED TO WORK WITH ALL THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND SCHOOLS TO HELP THEM FACILITATE THEIR DEVELOPMENT OF THEIR OWN UNIQUE PLAN TO ACCOMPLISH THAT THANK YOU >>> THANKS, DOCTOR OPENING UP SCHOOLS IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO FOR OUR KIDS, SO THEY DON'T FALL BEHIND ACADEMICALLY AND SO CHILDREN THAT ARE IN NEED OF SERVICES, SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN, CHILDREN WITH NUTRITION NEEDS, HAVE THE SUPPORT THAT THEY RECEIVE AT THE SCHOOLS IT IS IMPORTANT, THOUGH, FOR PARENTS AND FOR WORKING FAMILIES

I ASKED SECRETARY SCALIA TO BE HERE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TO TALK ABOUT THE IMPACT AS WE PUT AMERICA BACK TO WORK, TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO GET SINGLE PARENTS BACK IN THE WORK FORCE, IT IS ESSENTIAL WE GET OUR SCHOOLS OPEN AS WELL SO I WANTED SECRETARY SCALIA TO MAKE REMARKS BEFORE WE GO TO QUESTIONS >>> THANK YOU MR VICE PRESIDENT, IT IS GOOD TO BE WITH YOU ALL TODAY

FOR REASONS THAT SECRETARY DEVOS MENTIONED AND THE VICE PRESIDENT MENTIONED, OF COURSE HAVING OUR SCHOOLS OPEN IS SO IMPORTANT TO OUR CHILDREN'S EDUCATION AS THE VICE PRESIDENT HAS SAID, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT AS WELL TO WORKING MEN AND WOMEN ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHO NEED TO BE ABLE TO STRUCTURE THEIR WORK DAYS IN A PREDICTABLE MANNER, IN THE EXPECTATION THAT SCHOOLS WILL BE OPEN AND THEIR CHILDREN WILL BE ABLE TO BE IN SCHOOL, SO THE PARENTS, IN TURN, CAN HAVE A PREDICTABLE SCHEDULE THEY BRING TO THE WORKPLACE OF COURSE THAT IS IMPORTANT TO OUR BUSINESS PLACES AS WELL, AND IN THAT SENSE, IT IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT TO OUR NATIONAL REOPENING ONE STUDY HAS SUGGESTED IF WE CLOSED ALL OUR SCHOOLS AND DAYCARE FOR JUST A MONTH, HYPOTHETICALLY, IF WE DID THAT, THE IMPACT ON US

PRODUCTIVITY WOULD BE ON THE ORDER OF $50 BILLION THAT GIVES YOU SOME SENSE OF THE IMPACT OF HAVING OUR SCHOOLS CLOSED CAN HAVE ON OUR NATIONAL RECOVERY I WANTED TO MENTION A COUPLE OF GROUPS IN PARTICULAR TO WHOM THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT FIRST LOWER WAGE WORKERS ONE OF THE GREAT TRIUMPHS OF THE ECONOMY WE ENJOYED UNTIL THE VIRUS CAME WAS HOW WELL LOWER INCOME MEN AND WOMEN WERE DOING IN THE WORK PLACE

WE, AS YOU KNOW, HAD UNEMPLOYMENT AT A RECORD LOW, RECORD LOW FOR AFRICAN- AMERICANS, HISPANIC AMERICANS AND OTHERS AND RISING WAGES WAGES ROSE 15% FOR LOWER INCOME MEN AND WOMEN DURING THE FIRST THREE YEARS OF THIS ADMINISTRATION UNFORTUNATELY, AND A NUMBER OF PEOPLE HAVE OBSERVED THIS, IT IS THE LOWER INCOME WORKERS WHO HAVE BEEN PARTICULARLY ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY SOME OF THE SHUTDOWNS THAT WE HAVE HAD IN RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS UNEMPLOYMENT, AMONG THE LOWER INCOME WORKERS HAS BEEN HIGHER THAN FOR OTHER POPULATIONS

AND THEREFORE, FOR THEM, HAVING SCHOOLS REOPEN OH THAT THEY CAN, THEMSELVES, RETURN TO THE WORKPLACE, IS GOING TO BE VERY IMPORTANT THEY HOLD JOBS LESS LIKELY THAT YOU CAN TELECOMMUTE EVEN TELECOMMUTING, THERE ARE BURDENS PLACED ON MOTHERS AND FATHERS GETTING UP EARLIER OR STAYING UP LATER TO GET WORK DONE WHILE CARING FOR THEIR CHILDREN IN THE INTERIM FOR LOWER INCOME MEN AND WOMEN THAT OPTION IS NOT EVEN AVAILABLE AND SECONDLY, LET ME COMMENT ON WORKING WOMEN WHO EXPERIENCE IT IS WOMEN IN THE HOUSEHOLD WHO QUITE OFTEN BEAR THE LARGER BURDEN WHEN IT COMES TO CARING FOR CHILDREN

STUDIES SHOW THIS AND AGAIN, PRIOR TO COVID-19, ANOTHER GREAT SUCCESS OF THE ECONOMY WE WERE ENJOYING WAS THE EMPLOYMENT RATE FOR WOMEN THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR WOMEN WAS ACTUALLY LOWER THAN FOR MEN RIGHT BEFORE THE VIRUS CAME BUT UNFORTUNATELY, AND THIS IS A STATISTIC WE HAVE BEEN TRACKING, WE SEE THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR WOMEN NOW IS HIGHER THAN IT IS FOR MEN WE MADE GREAT PROGRESS IN JUNE

THE VICE PRESIDENT MENTIONED THE EXTRAORDINARY JOBS REPORT WE PUT 75 MILLION AMERICANS BACK TO WORK IN JUST TWO MONTHS AND THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE FOR WOMEN DROPPED NEARLY 3% IN JUNE BUT STILL, WE HAVE IMPORTANT WORK TO DO AND WE KNOW WORKING WOMEN WILL HAVE A HARDER TIME GETTING BACK TO THE WORKPLACE THEY CONTINUE TO CITE CHILDCARE AT A MUCH HIGHER RATE THAN MEN DO AS A REASON FOR THEM TO BE UNABLE TO WORK

FOR THEM REOPENING OUR SCHOOLS WILL BE VERY IMPORTANT JUST TO WRAP-UP, THE PACE AND STRUCTURE OF OUR NATIONAL LIFE IS BUILT AROUND THE EXPECTATION THAT OUR YOUNG PEOPLE WILL BE IN SCHOOL IN PERSON, DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR THAT IS SO IMPORTANT FOR THEM BUT IT IS ALSO VITALLY IMPORTANT FOR THEIR PARENTS, IN THAT SENSE, SO CRITICAL TO ITS REOPENING, THAT IS PROCEEDING VERY WELL ECONOMICALLY BUT TO KEEP GOING, WE NEED OUR SCHOOLS OPEN IN THE FALL

THANK YOU VERY MUCH >>> WELL THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR VICE PRESIDENT FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP OF THE PRESIDENT FOR ALL OF AMERICA COMBATTING THE VIRUS AND THE FOCUS YOU ARE PUTTING ON GETTING OUR KIDS SAFELY BACK TO SCHOOL REOPENING SCHOOLS SAFELY MAY BE THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE CAN DO TO SUPPORT HEALTHY FAMILIES DURING THIS PANDEMIC

ALL DECISIONS ABOUT UNDERTAKING ACTIVITIES DURING COVID-19 HAVE TO LOOK AT RISK AS A CONTINUUM STATES AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS CAN THINK ABOUT THE SAME THINGS THAT WE URGE INDIVIDUALS TO THINK ABOUT AS SECRETARY DEVOS NOTED OUR SURGEON GENERAL HAS COME OUT WITH HIS PRESCRIPTION FOR HEALTH ASK YOURSELF THREE CRITICAL QUESTIONS WHERE ARE YOU IN THE SIGNIFICANT COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION OF THE VIRUS IN YOUR AREA? WHOM ARE WE TALKING ABOUT? CHILDREN ARE MUCH LESS SUSCEPTIBLE TO SEVERE OUTCOMES THAN ADULTS? AND WHAT ACTIVITIES? KEEPING KIDS IN THE SAME CLASSROOM VERSUS CHANGING CLASSROOM AVOIDING LARGE GATHERINGS AND DOING ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE WHENEVER POSSIBLE

REOPENING SCHOOLS COMES WITH SOME RISKS BUT THERE ARE RISKS TO KEEPING KIDS AT HOME, TOO AT HOME, KIDS AREN'T BENEFITING FROM SOCIAL STIMULATION THEY MAY BE FALLING BEHIND IN LEARNING AND MAY BE MORE VULNERABLE TO ABUSE THAT GOES UNREPORTED BY THE MANDATORY REPORTERS IN OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM THEY MAY NOT BE GETTING SPECIAL SERVICES THEY MAY NEED

THEY MAY NOT BE GETTING THE NUTRITION THEY GET AT SCHOOL AND IT MAY BE DIFFICULT FOR PARENTS TO GET BACK TO WORK AS SECRETARY SCALIA NOTED THIS ISSUE AROUND SAFELY REOPENING ISN'T ABOUT HEALTH VERSUS THE ECONOMY, BUT ABOUT HEALTH VERSUS HEALTH ALL OF THIS IS WHY THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS HAS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED BEGINNING WITH THE GOAL OF HAVING STUDENTS PHYSICALLY PRESENT IN SCHOOL THIS GOAL IS THE RIGHT WAY TO USE THE EXTENSIVE GUIDANCE THE CDC HAS PUT OUT TO HELP EACH STATE AND SCHOOL DISTRICT THINK THROUGH A SAFE REOPENING LAST WEEK, WE PUT OUT GUIDANCE AROUND TESTING FOR K-12 SCHOOLS

THIS GUIDANCE, LIKE OUR GUIDANCE FOR COLLEGES AND JUSTICE OFFERS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR WHEN STUDENTS AND STAFF SHOULD BE TESTING IT IS A PERFECTLY APPROPRIATE SURVEILLANCE TECHNIQUE WHERE THE CAPACITY IS GROWING ALL THE TIME WE TALKED TO COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES THAT ARE ABLE TO USE THEIR RESEARCH LAB CAPACITY WITH POOLING OF MULTIPLE SAMPLES TO TEST THEIR WHOLE STUDENT BODIES AND STAFF FREQUENTLY, THANKS TO REGULATORY FLEXIBILITY MANY OF THE LEADERS WE HEARD FROM YESTERDAY ARE DOING TESTING IN THE SCHOOLS AND SENTINEL SURVEILLANCE THE KEEPING A DISTANCE, WEARING A FACE COVERING AND FREQUENT HAND WASHING ARE EFFECTIVE AND CAN BE APPLIED IN THE COLLEGE OR K-12 SETTING

WE PUT OUT THE GUIDANCE TO ENABLE AND SUPPORT STATES AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN REOPENING SAFELY WE WANT THEM TO HAVE THE TOOLS AVAILABLE TO REDUCE RISK AND WE'LL BE PUTTING OUT MORE GUIDANCE ON HOW SCHOOLS CAN USE EACH OF THESE TOOLS ON TOP OF THAT, I WILL REITERATE OUR SET OF TOOLS IS EXPANDING ALL THE TIME JUST YESTERDAY WE SIGNED A NEW AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE HALF A BILLION DOLLARS IN SUPPORT FOR A PROMISING THERAPEUTIC, ALL THE WAY TO MANUFACTURING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOSES FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THE INITIAL DOSES, PENDING APPROVAL, WOULD BE AVAILABLE AS SOON AS THE END OF THIS SUMMER OR EARLY FALL

THAT IS THE FIRST OF A NUMBER OF THERAPEUTIC AGREEMENTS WE WILL DO UNDER THE PRESIDENT'S OPERATION WARP SPEED INITIATIVE PROMISING THERAPEUTICS ARE ALREADY BEING ADMINISTERED EVERY DAY BY OUR HEROIC HEALTHCARE WORKERS, WHO CONTINUE TO PUT THEMSELVES AT RISK WE KNOW MANY FRONT LINE WORKERS HAVE GOTTEN SICK AND SOME HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES, INCLUDING SOME OF MY EMPLOYEES IN THE INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE, AND AMERICA IS DEEPLY GRATEFUL IT IS BECAUSE WE ARE MAKING PROGRESS AND LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE VIRUS EVERY DAY THAT WE CAN TALK ABOUT BRINGING TEACHERS AND KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL SAFELY WE HAVE THE TOOLS TO DO IT

THANK YOU TO PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE VICE PRESIDENT FOR PUTTING SUCH A FOCUS ON THIS VERY IMPORTANT ASPECT OF OUR ROAD TO RECOVERY THANK YOU >> Reporter: MR VICE PRESIDENT IN THE PRESIDENT'S CALL TO REOPEN SCHOOLS, IS THERE A SITUATION IN SOME STATES, THAT DOESN'T ALLOW FOR THIS? WHERE YOU WOULD BE SUPPORTIVE OF SOME STATES CONTINUING DISTANCE LEARNING? AND WE NOW SEE THE PRESIDENT THREATENING TO CUT OFF FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS, IS THAT A SERIOUS THREAT? AND WHAT WOULD THAT LOOK LIKE? >> WELL THE PRINCIPLES BEHIND OUR APPROACH TO THIS CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC ARE TO PROVIDE FEDERAL SUPPORT AS STATES MANAGE THEIR OWN RESPONSE AND WHAT I CAN TELL YOU IS IN THE WEEKLY REPORTS WE PROVIDE GOVERNORS, WE ARE DOWN TO THE COUNTY LEVEL IN TERMS OF WHERE THE NEW CASES ARE, WHERE THE POSITIVITY LIES

AND I THINK WE WOULD ACCOUNT FOR THE FACT THAT, WHILE WE HOPE EVERY SCHOOL IN AMERICA IS ABLE TO OPEN, THIS FALL, THERE MAY BE SOME STATES AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES THAT GET IN CASES OR POSITIVITY AND THAT COMMUNITY MAY ADJUST TO EITHER A CERTAIN SET OF DAYS OR CERTAIN LIMITATIONS AND WE'LL BE VERY RESPECTFUL OF THAT WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS MADE CLEAR THOUGH, IS THAT WE THINK IT IS ABSOLUTELY IMPERATIVE THAT EVERY STATE IN THIS COUNTRY TAKES STEPS TO GET KIDS BACK IN THE CLASSROOM TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE WE REALLY BELIEVE THAT EVERY STATE HAS THE ABILITY TO DO THAT BUT FOR THOSE INDIVIDUAL COMMUNITIES THAT MAY BE SEEING OUTBREAKS, WE'LL WORK WITH THEM AND THE SUPPORT TO IMPLEMENT THE POLICIES OUR MISSION HERE IS TO SAFELY REOPEN OUR SCHOOLS

AND AS YOU HAVE HEARD FROM ALL OF THESE MEMBERS OF OUR TASK FORCE, IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT KIDS LEARNING, AND NOT FALLING BEHIND ACADEMICALLY, IT IS ABOUT ALL THE VITAL SERVICES THAT CHILDREN RECEIVE AT OUR SCHOOLS IT IS ABOUT FAMILIES AND OPENING UP AMERICA AGAIN SO WE'LL CONTINUE TO DRIVE ON THAT ON YOUR SECOND POINT, I WOULD TELL YOU AT THIS POINT, I THINK 90% OF EDUCATION FUNDING COMES FROM THE STATES, ROUGHLY 10%, DEPENDING ON BUDGETS, COME FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND AS WE WORK WITH CONGRESS ON THE NEXT ROUND OF STATE SUPPORT, WE ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO GIVE STATES STRONG ENCOURAGEMENT TO GET KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENT TWEETED THIS MORNING THAT HE DISAGREES WITH THE CDC'S VERY TOUGH AND EXPENSIVE GUIDELINES FOR REOPENING SCHOOLS

DO YOU ALSO DISAGREE WITH THOSE GUIDELINES? AND ARE YOU CONCERNED THAT YOU MAY BE PUTTING THE HEALTH OF STUDENTS AND TEACHERS AT RISK BY TRYING TO MEET THE PRESIDENT'S DEMAND TO REOPEN? >> WELL THE PRESIDENT AND I SPOKE ABOUT THAT THIS MORNING AND I THINK WHAT YOU WILL SEE IN THE COMING DAYS, WHAT YOU HEARD FROM DR REDFIELD YESTERDAY AT THE SUMMIT AND AGAIN TODAY IS VERY CONSISTENT WITH THE PRESIDENT'S OBJECTIVE, AND THE CONCERNS THAT HE HAS RAISED WE DON'T WANT THE GUIDANCE FROM CDC TO BE A REASON WHY SCHOOLS DON'T OPEN WE WANT TO PARTNER WITH STATES, WITH LOCAL EDUCATION OFFICIALS, WITH GOVERNORS, WITH LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS TO FIND A WAY TO MEET THEIR NEEDS TO OPEN UP

THE PRESIDENT'S STATEMENT THIS MORNING WAS SIMPLY REFLECTIVE OF THAT DESIRE BUT WE REMAIN VERY CONFIDENT IF WE CONTINUE TO PROVIDE RESOURCES, WE ARE SEEING NOT JUST K-12 EDUCATION, ALL 47 STATES AND TWO TERRITORIES HAVE ALREADY PUBLISHED PLANS AND GUIDANCE FOR REOPENING SCHOOLS AND WE REITERATED TO THE GOVERNORS EARLIER THIS WEEK AND AT THE SUMMIT YESTERDAY, WE ARE HERE TO PARTNER WITH THEM TO ACHIEVE THAT I THINK WHAT THE PRESIDENT WAS SAYING THIS MORNING, IS IF THERE ARE ASPECTS OF THE CDC'S RECOMMENDATIONS THAT SERVE AS A BARRIER TO KIDS GETTING BACK TO SCHOOL, WE WANT GOVERNORS AND LOCAL OFFICIALS AND EDUCATION LEADERS TO KNOW THAT WE ARE HERE TO WORK WITH THEM TO SUPPORT THE MEASURES THEY ARE PUTTING INTO PLACE BUT I THINK EVERY AMERICAN WANTS TO SAFELY REOPEN OUR SCHOOLS AND WE WANT, AS THE PRESIDENT SAID THIS MORNING, TO MAKE SURE WHAT WE ARE DOING DOESN'T STAND IN THE WAY OF DOING THAT >> Reporter: JUST A FOLLOW- UP

WHEN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE HEALTH OF CHILDREN, SHOULDN'T THE GUIDANCE BE TOUGH? AND SHOULD NO EXPENSE BE SPARED? >> WELL, I'M GOING TO ASK BOB REDFIELD TO SPEAK TO THAT ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE SEEN, AND I TELL YOU, AS A PARENT, AS MUCH AS YOUR VICE PRESIDENT, AND THE HEAD OF THIS TASK FORCE, I HAVE BEEN GRATEFUL FOR IT IS THAT APART FROM HAVING AN UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITION, CHILDREN DO NOT APPEAR TO BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO SERIOUS ILLNESS FROM THE CORONAVIRUS DR BIRX CAN SPEAK TO THAT IS THATTISTLY ON A GLOBAL BASIS AND THAT HAS BEEN A BLESSING FOR AMERICANS AND AMERICAN FAMILIES

SO, AS THE SECRETARY SAID WE KNOW THE RISK OF SERIOUS ILLNESS TO CHILDREN IS VERY LE AND THERE ARE MEASURES WE CAN PUT INTO PLACE TO MAKE SURE WE DON'T SO THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS OR OUTBREAKS BY HAVING CHILDREN LEARN IN A SINGLE CLASSROOM OR LEARN OUTSIDE AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE THIS IS ALL THE KIND OF GUIDANCE THE CDC IS PUTTING FORWARD BUT I'M GOING TO LET BOB REDFIELD SPEAK TO THAT BECAUSE WE REALLY DO BELIEVE THAT WE CAN OPEN THESE SCHOOLS SAFELY, GIVEN WHAT WE HAVE SEEN IN TERMS OF OUTCOMES AMONG CHILDREN, AND ALSO THE KIND OF MEASURES THAT WE THINK WE CAN PUT INTO EFFECT TO PREVENT THE SPREAD

>>> THANK YOU, MR VICE PRESIDENT I THINK IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO BE CLEAR THAT OUR RECOMMENDATIONS TO OPEN THESE SCHOOLS ARE REALLY BASED ON THE SOUND PUBLIC HEALTH SAFETY AND HEALTH OF CHILDREN I THINK YOU HAVE HEARD ALREADY, THERE ARE SUBSTANTIAL HEALTH CONSEQUENCES WE HAVE SEEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF SCHOOLS BEING CLOSED WHETHER IT IS ACCESS TO MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES OR ACCESS TO NUTRITION

CLEARLY, WE KNOW A LOT, AND I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT, THAT WE ACT BASED ON DATA CLEARLY THE ABILITY OF THIS VIRUS TO CAUSE SIGNIFICANT ILLNESS IN CHILDREN IS VERY, VERY LIMITED WE KNOW OF THE POST IMMUNE INFLAMMATORY DISEASE THAT YOU HAVE HEARD ABOUT, BUT IT IS VERY RARE IN GENERAL THIS VIRUS DOESN'T CAUSE SIGNIFICANT ILLNESS IN CHILDREN SECONDLY, UNLIKE INFLUENZA, WHERE ONE OF OUR BIGGEST CONCERNS IS WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SHOW IT IS REALLY SCHOOLS AND CHILDREN THAT BECOME THE INSTRUMENT OF TRANSMISSION THROUGHOUT OUR COMMUNITY WITH INFLUENZA, WE REALLY DON'T HAVE EVIDENCE THAT CHILDREN ARE DRIVING THE TRANSMISSION CYCLE OF THIS

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING, AS WE REOPEN SCHOOLS AND AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, WE ARE PREPARED TO WORK WITH EVERY SCHOOL AND EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT TO HELP THEM FIND THE RIGHT MIXTURE OF STRATEGIES FOR THEM TO DO THIS SAFELY OUR RECOMMENDATIONS ARE NOT REQUIREMENTS AND THEY ARE NOT MEANT TO BE PRE DESCRIPTIVE WE WILL BE STRONG ON PROTECTING THE VULNERABLE IT IS IMPORTANT TO LIMIT THE INDIVIDUALS WITH SIGNIFICANT COMORBIDITIES, WE WANT TO LIMIT THEIR INTERACTIONS, INDEPENDENT OF THE SCHOOLS >>> LET ME SAY THIS ALSO IN RESPONSE TO YOUR QUESTION

I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT EVERY AMERICAN REVIEW THIS INFORMATION ISSUED BY THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS THAT RELEASES AN IMPORTANT REPORT, INDICATING THAT THERE ARE REAL PHYSICAL AND MENTAL CAUSES FOR CHILDREN TO BE DEPRIVED OF AN IN CLASSROOM SETTING RANGES FROM NUTRITION TO CHILDREN THAT HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS WE HEARD FROM A DOCTOR THAT SOME 70 MILLION CHILDREN IN AMERICA DEAL WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES AND THE SERVICES AND THE COUNSELING THEY RECEIVE, THEY RECEIVE AT THEIR SCHOOLS SO WE WANT TO PUT THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF OUR KIDS FIRST AND GIVEN THE FACT THE CHILDREN, AS DR REDFIELD SAID AGAIN, DO NOT APPEAR TO BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO SERIOUS OUTCOMES FROM THE CORONAVIRUS, WE WANT TO PUT THE TOTALITY OF THEIR HEALTH AND WELL-BEING FORWARD

THAT TELLS US, TELLS THE PRESIDENT, TELLS THIS TASK FORCE, THAT MEANS WE NEED TO GET OUR KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL >> Reporter: YOU ARTICULATED THE PROBLEM IF STUDENTS STAY OUT OF SCHOOL BUT WHAT IS THE ADMINISTRATION'S SPECIFIC PLAN IN TERMS OF TESTING, INCREASED PPE, AS YOU KNOW, SCHOOLS WEREN'T BUILT TO SOCIAL DISTANCE, THEY WERE BUILT TO PACK IN SO MANY KIDS AS THEY CAN AS POSSIBLE WHICH IS WHY SCHOOL DISTRICTS HAVE MOVED TO THIS HYBRID APPROACH WHAT IS THE PLAN? AND THEN I HAVE A QUESTION FOR DR

BIRX, IF I MAY? >> THE PLAN IS TO DO WHAT WE HAVE DONE FROM THE VERY BEGINNING AS YOU HEARD THIS MORNING, WE ARE AT 39 MILLION TESTS PERFORMED ALL ACROSS THIS COUNTRY THE ADMIRAL DESCRIBED THE EXTRAORDINARY COMMITMENT IN ONE COMMUNITY ALONE AND WHAT WE HAVE CONVEYED TO GOVERNORS IS WHATEVER SUPPORT THEY NEED TO GET KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL, WE ARE GOING TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE TESTING RESOURCES, WE ARE CURRENTLY EDUCATING STATES ON THE POSSIBILITY AND WORKING WITH COMMERCIAL LABS AND THE POSSIBILITY OF WHAT IS CALLED POOLING, SO LITERALLY, THERE COULD BE ONE TEST RUN ON SAY 10 SAMPLES AND THERE ARE UNIVERSITIES THAT HAVE ALREADY BUILT INTO THEIR PLAN THE IDEA OF TESTLING ALL OF THEIR STUDENTS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR AND DOING SURVEILLANCE TESTING

BUT WE MADE IT VERY CLEAR, WHETHER IT IS TESTING OR PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT OR OTHER RESOURCES, THAT WE STAND READY TO PROVIDE THOSE RESOURCES TO THE STATES AND WE REITERATED THAT ONCE AGAIN TO THE GOVERNORS THE GOOD NEWS IS BECAUSE OF THE HISTORIC MOBILIZATION PRESIDENT TRUMP INITIATED, WE LITERALLY HAVE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF SUPPLIES OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT, 59,000 VENTILATORS, TESTING AND SCALING ALL ACROSS AMERICA AND WE KNOW, COME THE SCHOOL YEAR, WE'LL BE READY TO MEET THOSE NEEDS >> Reporter: DR BIRX, WHAT IS THE INFECTION RATE AMONG CHILDREN? AND WHAT IS THE LATEST IN TERMS OF HOW THE VIRUS PRESENTS IN CHILDREN? HOW CHILDREN TRANSMIT THE VIRUS TO OLDER ADULTS? NEARLY A THIRD OF TEACHERS ARE AGE 50 AND OLDER

AND WHAT IS THE BEST PRACTICE OF TESTING CHILDREN? I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF A SCHOOL CHILD TESTED FOR COVID- 19 >> THOSE ARE ALL GOOD QUESTIONS AND I THINK IT REALLY COMES TO THE EVIDENCE BASE OF WHAT DO WE HAVE AS FAR AS TESTING IN CHILDREN? IF YOU LOOK ACROSS ALL THE TESTS WE HAVE DONE AND WHEN WE HAVE THE AGE, THE PORTION THAT HAS BEEN THE LOWEST TESTED PORTION IS THE UNDER 10-YEAR- OLDS SO WE ARE PUTTING INTO PLACE OTHER WAYS TO GET TESTING RESULTS FROM THEM AND LOOKING AT ANTIBODIES IN THAT, AND TRYING TO FIGURE THIS OUT BECAUSE PARENTS HAVE DONE AN AMAZING JOB OF PROTECTING THEIR CHILDREN

AMERICANS HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB IN KEEPING INFECTION RATES LOW IN CHILDREN, AND KEEPING INFECTION RATES RIGHT NOW IN THE NEW CASES, ORIGINALLY I THINK WE SAW GREAT PROTECTION OF PEOPLE WITH COMORBIDITIES WE ARE WORRIED NOW, THAT AS CASES SPREAD THAT IT IS GETTING TO THE OLDER PARENTS AND THE GRANDPARENTS AND I CALL ON, AGAIN, EVERY MULTI- GENERATIONAL HOUSEHOLD, GET TESTED AND PROTECT THOSE IN THE HOUSEHOLD AND WE DO KNOW THERE ARE CHILDREN WITH VULNERABILITIES, AND CERTAINLY WITHIN THE CDC PLAN IT IS PROTECTING THOSE CHILDREN ALSO FROM GETTING EXPOSED TO THE VIRUS WE KNOW THERE ARE CHILDREN IN AMERICA UNDERGOING CHEMOTHERAPY BUT WHEN YOU ASK THAT QUESTION, THE PARENTS HAVE SO PROTECTED THEIR CHILDREN

REMEMBER EARLY ON WE SAID TEST IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS NOW WE KNOW IF YOU ARE UNDER 18, THE MAJORITY OF YOU DON'T HAVE SYMPTOMS FIGURING OUT, UNIVERSITIES ARE WORKING AROUND THE COUNTRY ON A SALIVA TEST THAT WOULD BE EASIER FOR CHILDREN TO PUT SALIVA IN A TUBE, SPITTING IN A TUBE, AND LOOKING AT THAT KIND OF INNOVATION AND TESTING AND WHAT THE ADMIRAL HAS BEEN WORKING ON, VERY HARD, IS THIS TESTING IN VULNERABLE AREAS LAKE NURSING HOMES AND ASSISTED LIVING, AND CONSIDERING HOW A SCHOOL DISTRICT COULD USE THAT WOULD MAKE IT MUCH EASIER TO TEST ALL OF THOSE ARE BEING WORKED ON

THAT IS WHY WE HAVE BEEN PUSHING ON THE ANTIGEN TEST WE THINK IT IS IMPORTANT FOR STUDENTS AND UNIVERSITIES BUT WE HAVE, OUR DATA IS SKEWED ORIGINALLY TO PEOPLE WITH SYMPTOMS AND THEN SKEWED TO ADULTS OVER 18 SO WE ARE LOOKING CLOSELY INTO THAT CATEGORY BY USING OUR ANTIBODY TESTS

I THINK THE PRESIDENT COVERED THAT WELL WE KNOW MORTALITY RATES IN UNDER 25 IS LESS THAN 1% SO THAT HAS BEEN HOLDING BUT UNTIL WE KNOW HOW MANY HAVE BEEN INFECTED, WE HAVE NO EVIDENCE THAT THERE IS SIGNIFICANT MORTALITY IN CHILDREN WITHOUT COEXISTING DISEASES, AND THAT IS WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR RIGHT NOW IS TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE OVERTURNED EVERY ROCK AND UNDERSTAND THAT IN DETAIL

>> Reporter: MR VICE PRESIDENT, WE ALL KNOW THAT CDC GUIDELINES ARE NOT REQUIREMENTS, THEY ARE ADVICE AND THE PRESIDENT WHEN HE CALLS IT TOO TOUGH OR IMPRACTICAL, ISN'T HE MAKING IT EASIER FOR AMERICANS AND FOR SCHOOL OFFICIALS TO IGNORE THAT ADVICE? I HAVE EVERY CONFIDENCE THAT GOVERNORS AND STATE EDUCATION OFFICIALS AND LOCAL HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE GOING TO IMPLEMENT POLICIES THEY THINK ARE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AND I THINK THE PRESIDENT'S SENTIMENT THIS MORNING IS SHARED WIDELY BY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, AND CERTAINLY BY MEMBERS OF THIS TASK FORCE WE WANT TO MAKE IT VERY CLEAR

THAT THE GUIDANCE THAT WE ARE ISSUING IS NOT TO SUPPLANT THE LAWS, THE RULES, THE REGULATIONS, AT THE STATE LEVEL IT IS MEANT TO CREATE, ESSENTIALLY, A RANGE OF OPTIONS AND WE MADE CLEAR TO THE GOVERNORS ON THE CALL THIS WEEK, SPECIFICALLY, THAT WE ARE PREPARED AT THE CDC TO SIT DOWN WITH STATE OFFICIALS AND TO WORK THROUGH THEIR PLAN AND BE ABLE TO ADVISE AND DIALOGUE WITH THEM ABOUT THE BEST WAY FORWARD BUT I MUST TELL YOU THAT IN THIS ROLE, OVER THE LAST FOUR MONTHS, I HAVE BEEN IMPRESSED BY GOVERNORS IN BOTH POLITICAL PARTIES, AND HEALTH OFFICIALS IN ALL OF OUR STATES AND OUR TERRITORIES, THE WAY THEY PUT THE HEALTH OF THEIR PEOPLE FIRST

BUT I MUST ALSO SAY THAT I HAVE A GREAT SENSE, TALKING TO GOVERNORS AND A GREAT SENSE THIS IS SOMETHING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT TO SEE HAPPEN AND GOVERNORS ARE HEARING THAT, THEY KNOW THAT AND THAT IS WHY YOU HAVE 47 STATES THAT HAVE ALREADY ISSUED PLANS OR GUIDELINES >> Reporter: CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHY THE PRESIDENT IS THREATENING TO CUT FUNDING FROM SCHOOLS AT A TIME WHEN EDUCATORS ARE SAYING THEY NEED MORE SO THEY CAN SAFELY REOPEN? >> FIRST AND FOREMOST, WHAT YOU HEARD FROM THE PRESIDENT IS JUST HIS DETERMINATION TO PROVIDE THE KIND OF LEADERSHIP FROM THE FEDERAL LEVEL THAT SAYS WE ARE GOING TO GET OUR KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL BECAUSE THAT IS WHERE THEY BELONG AND WE KNOW, BASED UPON WHAT OUR BEST HEALTH OFFICIALS TELL US, THAT WE CAN DO THAT IN A SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE WAY

BUT, TO BE CLEAR, THE CURRENT CARES ACT PROVIDED $133 BILLION TO SUPPORT EDUCATION EFFORTS IN STATES WE ARE GOING TO WORK WITH CONGRESS WE EXPECT THERE WILL BE ADDITIONAL SUPPORT THERE BUT THE PRESIDENT IS JUST VERY SERIOUS FOR ALL THE REASONS THAT WE DISCUSSED TODAY

HE BELIEVES AND WE BELIEVE IT IS ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL FOR OUR CHILDREN'S ACADEMIC DEVELOPMENT AND FOR THEIR SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL AND HEALTH AND NUTRITION NEEDS TO BE BACK IN THE CLASSROOM AND WE ARE GOING TO PROVIDE THE LEADERSHIP FROM THE FEDERAL LEVEL TO DO THAT THAT BEING SAID, I TELL YOU, I SENSE A GREAT DESIRE AMONG GOVERNORS AROUND THE COUNTRY TO FIND THE WAY FORWARD AND WE HAVE MADE IT VERY CLEAR TO THEM WE ARE GOING TO PARTNER WITH THEM, PROVIDING THEM WITH THE RESOURCES TO IMPACT THAT AND ALSO THE SUPPLIES >> Reporter: SHOULD IT BE UP TO THEM TO DECIDE IF THEY CAN REOPEN AND NOT THE PRESIDENT TO PRESSURE THEM DO SO? >> LOOK, WE ARE GOING TO RESPECT THOSE UNIQUE COMMUNITIES THAT MAY HAVE CHALLENGES OR RISING CASES OR RISING POSITIVITY

BUT IF YOU LOOK AT THE NATION AS A WHOLE, AND FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, HE HAS MADE CLEAR HE THINKS AS WE REOPEN AMERICA, WE NEED TO REOPEN AMERICAN SCHOOLS HE SAID EARLY IN THIS PANDEMIC HE WANTED TO GET OUR PLACES OF WORSHIP BACK OPEN AGAIN YOU ARE SEEING THE PRESIDENT PROVIDE HIS LEADERSHIP WHAT WE ARE PROVIDING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE IS PARTNERSHIP WITH THE GOVERNORS AND THE STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS BECAUSE WE JUST HAVE TO GET OUR KIDS BACK

I HAVE TO TELL YOU, THE BEST EXPERT I KNOW ON THIS TOPIC IS MY WIFE, KAREN AND SHE SPOKE AT THE SUMMIT YESTERDAY, VERY COMPELLINGLY, ABOUT HOW A LOT OF OUR KIDS ARE HURTING OUT THERE THERE WAS A FORCEFUL STATEMENT FROM PEDIATRICIANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY THAT SAID WE NEED TO GET OUR KIDS BACK IN SCHOOL I EXPECT AS THE DEBATE IN CONGRESS GOES FORWARD, WE ARE GOING TO LOOK TO BUILD IN INCENTIVES FOR STATES BUT THE PRESIDENT HAS MADE IT CLEAR AND I THINK MOST PARENTS IN AMERICA WOULD AGREE WITH HIM, THAT WE HAVE TO GET OUR KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL AND BACK INTO THE CLASSROOM AND WE CAN DO IT IN A SAFE AND RESPONSIBLE WAY

>> Reporter: TALKING ABOUT THE GUIDANCE THAT THE CDC HAS PUT OUT, IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU THINK IT IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF STUDENTS IN WAYS TO SAFELY REOPEN SCHOOLS SO FAR SO ARE YOU GOING TO CHANGE THAT GUIDANCE BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT SAID HE DOES NOT LIKE IT? >> WELL, I THINK I JUST WANT TO REITERATE, WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO WORK WITH LOCAL STATES AND JURISDICTIONS I THINK THE GUIDANCE WE HAVE PUT OUT GIVES A SERIES OF DIFFERENT STRATEGIES FOR THEM TO CONSIDER WHAT IS THE MOST APPROPRIATE IN THEIR UNIQUE SITUATION? AND THE GOAL OF THIS IS TO GET SCHOOLS REOPENED I DID MENTION AND I WANT TO REITERATE, THAT GOAL IS JUST NOT A GOAL TO REOPEN SCHOOLS, THAT IS A GOAL BECAUSE WE BELIEVE THAT IS IN THE BEST PUBLIC HEALTH INTEREST OF THE STUDENTS FOR THE REASONS YOU HAVE HEARD

WE WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP AND EVOLVE OUR GUIDANCE TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE SCHOOLS AND THE STATES THAT WE CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THAT ASSISTANCE TO >>> I'M SORRY, I CAN'T HEAR YOUR QUESTION >> Reporter: THE GUIDANCE RECOMMENDS THAT SCHOOLS HAVE SOCIAL DISTANCING OF STUDENTS SIX FEET APART THAT IS WHY THESE SCHOOLS ARE ADOPTING THESE HYBRID MODELS, BECAUSE THEY DON'T FEEL THEY CAN KEEP STUDENTS SIX FEET APART WITHIN THEIR BUILDING I'M WONDERING IF THAT PARTICULAR PART OF THE GUIDANCE IS SOMETHING YOU ARE RETHINKING? OR DO YOU SUPPORT THAT SOCIAL DISTANCING INSIDE SCHOOLS? THAT IS WHERE I THINK SCHOOLS ARE HAVING TROUBLE

>> THE PRESIDENT SAID TODAY WE DON'T WANT THE GUIDANCE TO BE TOO TOUGH THAT IS THE REASON WHY NEXT WEEK THE CDC IS GOING TO BE ISSUING A NEW SET OF TOOLS FIVE DIFFERENT DOCUMENTS THAT WILL BE GIVING YOU MORE CLARITY ON THE GUIDANCE GOING FORWARD BUT WE KNOW EACH SCHOOL SYSTEM YOU KNOW, HAS UNIQUE CAPABILITIES, DIFFERENT FACILITIES, AND WHAT PARENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY SHOULD KNOW IS THAT WE ARE HERE TO HELP WE ARE HERE TO WORK WITH THEIR GOVERNORS, WITH THEIR LOCAL EDUCATION OFFICIALS TO GET OUR KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL

THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS, THAT AS WE REOPEN AMERICA, WE'VE GOT TO REOPEN OUR SCHOOLS FOR THE WELL- BEING OF OUR KIDS, FOR THEIR ACADEMIC ADVANCEMENT, FOR WORKING FAMILIES, BUT ALSO, AS YOU HAVE HEARD TODAY, TO CONTINUE THE MOMENTUM THAT WE SEE IN THIS ECONOMY THAT WE SAW LAST WEEK WITH NEARLY 5 MILLION JOBS CREATED I WANT TO PROMISE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WE ARE GOING TO STAY FOCUSED AT THIS TASK FORCE ON SAVING LIVES, MEETING THE NEEDS OF OUR STATE AND HEALTHCARE WORKERS, ON PROTECTING THE VULNERABLE, AND REOPENING AMERICA'S ECONOMY, SCHOOLS, WORK AND WORSHIP SO THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH WE'LL TALK TO YOU IN A FEW DAYS

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NBC NEWS HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE FOOTAGE WHICH HE OBTAINED THROUGH A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR THEY TOLD HIM HE MATCHED THE DESCRIPTION OF A SUSPECT HE JOINS US NOW JAY, GOOD TO SEE YOU GOOD MORNING, MY FRIEND

>> GOOD MORNING GOOD MORNING >> WE WANT TO FIND OUT FIRST OF ALL, HOW ARE YOU DOING SINCE THE ENCOUNTER WITH THE LAPD, AND HOW IT EVEN HAPPENED YOU ARE OUT EXERCISING AND ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU HEAR THE POLICE YELL GET ON THE GROUND? SO WHAT HAPPENED? >> I WAS EXERCISING ON VENTURA, RUNNING DOWN VENTURA BOULEVARD AND YEAH, I HAD MY HEADPHONES ON

I WAS ON A REST FROM THIS APP I HAVE CALLED THE RUN TRACKER APP I LOOKED TO THE LEFT OF ME AND I SEE A POLICE OFFICER WITH HIS GUN RAISED, POINTED AT ME, TELLING ME TO GET ON THE GROUND I'M LIKE WAIT A SECOND, ARE YOU TALKING TO ME? I HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING >> SO, YEAH, THEY APPROACHED AND TELL ME TO GET ON THE GROUND, GET YOUR HEADPHONES OFF, GET ON THE GROUND >> THE OFFICER PUT HIS KNEE ON ME, START PUTTING ME IN CUFFS

I WAS FLABBERGASTED I WAS LIKE FOR WHAT? YOU MATCH THE DESCRIPTION OF A BLACK MAN WITH A GRAY SHIRT AND GRAY SWEATPANTS, SO THEY SAY YEAH, I AM OKAY LUCKILY, I GOT THROUGH THAT SITUATION, THEY LET ME GO I TOLD THEM THAT YOU KNOW, IF THEY LOOKED ME UP, THEY COULD SEE THEY ARE MAKING A MISTAKE

A COUPLE OF MINUTES AFTER THAT, IT WAS OVER YOU KNOW THEY LET ME GO, I'M SORRY YOU ARE NOT THE GUY WE GOT A CALL I'M LIKE OKAY

SO I'M JUST HAPPY TO BE HERE, BREATHING BECAUSE YOU KNOW, MY OTHER BROTHERS AND SISTERS WEREN'T AS FORTUNATE AS I WAS IN THAT SITUATION WHAT IS CRAZY TO ME IS ALL THE TRAINING THAT I DID OVER THIS QUARANTINE, WITH THIS APP, IF I WOULD HAVE BEEN RUNNING THROUGH THAT SITUATION AT THE TIME AND THE APP WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN TELLING ME TO WALK, AND IT WOULD HAVE TOLD ME TO RUN, I WOULDN'T HAVE HEARD THAT POLICE OFFICER AND THE STORY COULD HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT, YOU KNOW? IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BLACK MAN ON VENTURA RESISTS ARREST LUCKILY, I'M HERE TO TELL MY STORY

BREATH OF LIFE, I'M GOOD >> THANK GOODNESS THE PARALLELS TO GEORGE FLOYD, OBVIOUSLY, ARE PRETTY OBVIOUS YOU KNOW, ONCE THAT HAPPENED, HOW DID YOU FEEL ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED TO YOU? I MEAN, THANKFULLY YOU SURVIVED, IT WASN'T THE SAME OUTCOME, BUT YOU REALIZED, IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANYBODY? >> YEAH SO WHEN I SAW GEORGE FLOYD'S SITUATION, AND I HAD ALREADY BEEN THROUGH MINE, I GOT SERIOUSLY INFURIATED

BECAUSE, AL, YOU CAN SEE THESE STORIES A MILLION TIMES ON THE NEWS, YOU CAN HEAR ABOUT THEM IT WON'T RESONATE WITH YOU THE SAME WAY UNTIL SOMETHING SIMILAR HAPPENS TO YOU SO I WAS JUST MORE PASSIONATE FOR CHANGE AND WANTING A DIFFERENT REFORM WITH THE POLICE AND SYSTEM AND I YOU KNOW, EVEN EVEN ARBERY HAPPENED A WEEK AFTER I WENT THROUGH MY SITUATION WHICH WAS ONE OF THE REASONS I WAS APPREHENSIVE TO EVEN PUT THE FOOTAGE UP

BECAUSE I HAVE MY LIFE AGAIN, A BLACK MAN, RUNNING, LOST HIS LIFE I RAN, I HAVE MY LIFE I DID NOT WANT TO TAKE ANY POSITION IN THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT, SO I DID MY INSTAGRAM VIDEO WITH A FEW OF THE SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS, AND YOU KNOW, IT WENT VIRAL YOU KNOW, THEN DIDN'T THINK ANYTHING

I WAS LIKE OKAY, COOL WHEN IT WAS EVERYWHERE, I WAS LIKE OKAY, NOW IT IS EVERYWHERE TO SEE POSITIVES THAT HAVE COME OUT OF THIS ARE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE OF NONCOLOR, WHO HAVE HIT ME UP, MY FRIENDS, AND SAY IT PUTS IT IN PERSPECTIVE FOR THEM NOW, AS WELL BECAUSE THEY COULDN'T LIKE FEEL WHAT IT WAS UNTIL SOMEBODY THAT THEY KNEW WENT THROUGH IT SO NOW, YOU KNOW, I JUST WANT TO, I'M KIND OF BRIDGING THE GAP AND SHOWING PEOPLE, LIKE YOU ARE SAYING, AL, IT DOESN'T MATTER

A BLACK PERSON IN AMERICA CAN LOSE THEIR LIFE AT ANY TIME OR THEIR LIFE CAN BE THREATENED AND IT SHOULDN'T BE LIKE THAT THESE ARE BASIC HUMAN, CIVIL RIGHTS, YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? SO I'M HAPPY TO GO AHEAD >> WE ARE GLAD YOU ARE OKAY

MAYBE YOU'LL COME BACK AND SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT KANYE WEST RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT >> YOU KNOW THE COUNTRY IS GOING CRAZY WE HAVE CORONA OUT THERE YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW WHAT I WANT TO DO, I WANT TO MAKE KIM KARDASHIAN MY RUNNING MATE >> WE ARE GOING TO PICK THIS UP A LITTLE BIT LATER

JAY, WE HAVE GOT TO GO THANKS SO MUCH IT'S STREAMING, LAUNCHING, PREMIERING, IT'S TV ORIGINAL CHARACTERS AND BREAKING NEWS THERE IS MORE, TONS

IT'S QUICK STUFF, TOUGH STUFF, LOVE STUFF AND IT'S TRENDING AND MIND-BENDING AND LATE NIGHT, EARLY MORNING DO YOU SEE THIS, DO YOU REMEMBER THAT? YOU WATCH EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE? >> THAT IS PEACOCK THAT'S LIFE AND YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH >>> WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST-RACIAL AMERICA AND WE ARE REMINDED

>> I REACHED OUT AFTER I WATCHED THIS ACTIVE MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON I CAME HOME SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE PONYTAILS LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO FEEL DIFFERENT, BUT NOT LESS THAN THAT'S MY THING >> I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> OVERNIGHT, THE U

S SURPASSED ANOTHER GRIM SIMILESTONE WITH THREE MILLION CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS AND PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP DISAGREEING WITH THE EXNATION'S TOP DISEASE EXPERT, DR ANTHONY FAUCI WRITING IN A TWEET THAT THE DEATH RATE FROM CORONAVIRUS IS DOWN TENFOLD >> IT'S A FALSE NARRATIVE TO TAKE COMFORT IN A LOWER RATE OF DEATH >> I THINK WE ARE IN A GOOD PLACE AND I DISAGREE WITH HIM

DR FAUCI SAID DON'T WEAR A MASK AND NOW HE SAYS WEAR THEM AND HE SAID NUMEROUS THINGSOF THAT I DIDN'T LISTEN TO MY EXPERTS >> AND 37 STATES, THE VIRUSES ON THE RISE WITH EAAT LEAST EIGHT STATES SPIKING >> WE'VE SEEN MARATHON RUNNERS LEARNING HOW TO WALK AND BREATHE AGAIN DS >> CALIFORNIA CLIMBING TO 300,000 INFECTIONS, ONLY BEHIND ANEW YORK AND HOSPITALS IN THE SOUTH PART OF THE STATE ARE OVERWHELMED AND MOVING PATIENTS AS FAR AS SACRAMENTO, 600 MILES AWAY

>> THE MEAN AGE OF PEOPLE GETTING AFFECTED TODAY IS A DECADE AND A HALF YOUNGER THAN WHAT WE SAW MONTHS AGO BACK IN PHOENIX, A CRISIS WITH SOME WAITING IN EXTREME HEAT FOR EIGHT HOURS FOR RESULTS THAT CAN TAKE 10 BUSINESS DAYS TO GET IN NEW ORLEANS, A SITE RAN OUT OF TESTS FIVE MINUTES AFTER THEY OPENED FOR THOSE THAT HAVE THE VIRUS, NO GUARANTEE OF IMMUNITY AND TOM HANKS SAID HE AND HIS WIFE COULD BE VULNERABLE AGAIN >> WHAT WE'VE BEEN TOLD IS THAT AS HAETHE ANTIBODIES BEGIN TO FADE, IT'S POSSIBLE THAT WE WILL, ONCE AGAIN, BE SUSCEPTIBLE

>> STILL, NEW PROGRESS ON PREVENTION AND TREATMENT WITH X THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PAYING BACK NOVAVAX $16 BILLION TO PRODUCE 100 MILLION DOSES OF A CORONAVIRUS VACCINEBIRO BY THE BEGINNING OF NEXT YEAR AND BIOTECH COMPANY REGENERONNAR IS IN LATE STAGE CLINICAL TRIALS OF AN ANTIBIOTIC COCKTAIL TO PREVENT AND TREAT THE DISEASE THIS MORNING, SMALL SIGNS OF HOPE AMID CRUSHING NUMBERS OF CONCERN >> THE SITUATION AND A GLOT OF STATES, AS YOU POINTED OUT, IS GETTING WORSE AND WORSE WHAT WILL OFFICIALS DO AND IS THERE ANY INDICATION THAT THE SHUTDOWN ORDERS MIGHT COME BACK OR THERE WILL BE RESTRICTIONS? >> IN LOS ANGELES, THEY'VE ALREADY REINSTATED RESTRICTIONS AND AY MORE COULD COME

IN AUSTIN, TEXAS, THEY'VE OUTLINED A PLAN FOR A POSSIBLE 30 FIVE-DAY SHUTDOWN IF THE SITUATION DOESN'T IMPROVE IN MIAMI, THEY ARE GOING IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION AFTER SAYING GYMS MUST CLOSE PRAYED HE NOW REVERSES COURSE AND ALLOWS THEM TO REOPEN A MIXED BAG >>> AS CORONAVIRUS CASES SURGE ACROSS THE COUNTRY, NEW RESEARCH HAS HOW YOUR BLOOD TYPE AFFECT YOUR RISK OF THE FOUR MAIN BLOOD GROUPS, PEOPLE WITH TYPE O BLOOD HAVE A LOWER RISK OF PU CORONAVIRUS INFECTION AND THOSE WITH TYPE A HAVE A GREATER RISK, ACCORDING TO RESEARCH IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE AND TIN THE STUDY OF MORE THAN 1600 PATIENTS TESTING A POSITIVE, THOSE WITH TYPE A BLOOD WERE 45% MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP A SEVERE CASE REQUIRING OXYGEN OR A VENTILATOR AND THOSE WITH TYPE O BLOOD WERE 35% LESS LIKELY TO HAVE SUCH AN ACUTE CASE

A GENETIC TESTING COMPANY, 23andME, RELEASED DATA SHOWING TYPE O BLOOD TYPES APPEAR TO BE PROTECTED MORE THAN OTHER TYPES DOCTORS POINT OUT THAT REGARDLESS OF YOUR BLOOD TYPE, NO ONE IS GUARANTEED PROTECTION FACTORS LIKE AGE AND UNDERLYING HEALTH AND CONDITIONS ARE MORE IMPORTANT >> NET WE WANT TO GET A CLOSER LOOK AND WE HAVE DR JOHN TORRES, GOOD TO SEE YOU

>> WE SHOULD PROBABLY START WITH THE CAVEAT THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT CORRELATION, NOT CAUSATION KNOWING THAT, DR JOHN, WHAT DO YOU TAKE AWAY? >> YOU ARE RIGHT THIS SHOWS PEAN ASSOCIATION WITH LESS RISK OF CERTAIN BLOOD TYPES, PARTICULARLY TYPE O AND MORE RISK IF YOU HAVE TYPE A A/B, WE ARE NOT SURE BECAUSE THERE AREN'T THAT MANY PEOPLE WITH THAT

THERE'S 45% MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP SEVERE COVID IF YOU HAVE TYPED A AND TYPE O, 35% LESS LIKELY TO DEVELOP COMPLICATIONS S AND IN THE STUDY THEYNT FOUND YOU ARE LESS LIKELY TO NEED OXYGEN OR BE PLACED ON A VENTILATOR AGAIN, THE A/B, WE ARE NOT SURE OF BUT OVERALL, IT SHOWS ASSOCIATIONS, NOT NECESSARILY THE CAUSATION YOU TALK ABOUT >> DR JOHN, ANY IDEA WHY TYPE O BLOOD MIGHT MAKE SOMEONE SLIGHTLY LESS SUSCEPTIBLE? >> THE REASON THIS IS HAPPENING, THE GENES THAT CODE YOUR BLOOD TYPE, THEY ALSO CODE YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM OR PARTS OF YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM IF YOU ARE TYPE O, YOU HAVE A MORE ROBUST IMMUNE SYSTEM FOR FIGHTING CORONAVIRUS AND WHAT WE'VE SEEN, AT IT CAN INFECT OTHER DISEASES, AS WELL

WHERE FINDING OUT MORE AND MORE ABOUT THIS, THE SAME TIME AS CORONAVIRUS GETTING THOSE TWO TOGETHER AND LOOKING FORWARD WILL GIVE RESEARCHERS A LOT TO LOOK FORWARD TO AND HOPEFULLY, MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE VIRUS ASAND HOW WE RESPOND >> THERE IS THIS QUEST DIAGNOSTICS SURVEY FROM LAST YEAR THAT REVEALED THAT FEWER THAN HALF OF AMERICANS ACTUALLY KNOW THEIR BLOOD TYPE HOW DO WE GO ABOUT FINDING OUT WHAT TYPE OF BLOOD WE HAVE? R >> THERE ARE A FEW WAYS YOU CAN CALL YOUR DOCTOR ONAND THEY MIGHT KNOW BECAUSE OF BLOOD TESTS THEY'VE DONE IN THE PAST AND THERE ARE ONLINE KITS

ONE OF THE BEST WAYS IS SIMPLY DONATE BLOOD AND BEFORE YOU DONATE, ASK YOUR S BLOOD TYPE BECAUSE OFTEN THEY GIVE THAT TO YOU AND YOU COULD SAVE LIVES IN THE PROCESS OR, YOU COULD JOIN THE MILITARY AND THEY TELL YOU RIGHT AWAY AYT' >> JUST TO BE CLEAR, JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE AN WHO IS WATCHING OR LISTENING MIGHT HAVE TYPE O BLOOD, IT DOESN'T MEAN THEY CAN WALK AROUND NOT WEARING A SO MASK AND NOT SOCIALLY DISTANCE, OU CORRECT? >> ABSOLUTELY, THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE IT SHOULD NOT CHANGE YOUR BEHAVIORS AND AS DOCTORS, IT DOESN'T CHANGE HOW WE TREAT THE PATIENTS THE BOTTOM LINE IS THE ASSOCIATION LLBUT NOT SOMETHING YOU OCCAN REST YOUR LAURELS ON YOU STILL NEED TO WEAR YOUR MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCE, REGARDLESS OF BLOOD TYPE

PEOPLE WITH TYPE O ARE SICK AND DYING FROM CORONAVIRUS AND PEOPLE WITH TYPE A ARE NOT GETTING SICK AND NOT DYING ATAT THIS POINT, IT'S MORE OF A RESEARCH THING AND SOMETHING WE CAN'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT >> WHILE I HAVE YOU HERE, WE HAD A REPORT A FEW MINUTES AGO AND APPARENTLY IT IS TAKING IN SOME PLACES 10 DAYS TO GET YOUR RESULTS BACK FROM A COVID-19 TEST? IS THAT BECAUSE THEY ARE THAT BACKED U TP, OR IS THERE MORE TO THAT? >> IT IS BECAUSE THE LABS ARE BACKED UP YOU WILL GET A BOTTLENECK SOMEWHERE BUT WHEN THE SAMPLES GET SENT IN, THERE IS ONLY A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF LAB TEST MACHINES AND PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT AND THEN GETTING COMMUNICATION BACK AND N FORTH

WHEN THE BOTTLENECK CLEARS UP, HOPEFULLY WE WILL GET THE TESTING A LOT FASTER RERER >>> PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IS PUTTING THE RESPONSIBILITY TO REOPEN SCHOOLS THIS FALL SQUARELY ON THE SHOULDERS OF THE COUNTRY'S GOVERNORS >> WE ARE VERY MUCH PUTTING PRESSURERE G ON GOVERNORS AND EVERYBODY ELSE TO OPEN THE SCHOOLS, TO GET THEM OPEN BECAUSE IT RWILL BE GOOD FOR THEM POLITICALLY AND THEY WILL KEEP THE SCHOOLS CLOSED >> THERE ARE CONCERNS THAT IT WOULD NOT BE SAFE WHERE VIRUS IS SURGING, LIKE ARIZONA >> WOULD YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE AS AN EMERGENCY ROOM DR

AN ARIZONA TO SEND KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL TOMORROW? >> NO>> I WOULD NOT I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THAT FOR ANY PARENTS, NOT YET >> IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, WHERE THE MAYOR ROLLED BACK THE REOPENING OF BUSINESSES AFTER A SPIKE IN CASES THERE, THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE FIFTH LARGEST SCHOOL DISTRICT IS NOT READY TO THROW OPEN THE DOORS, EITHER >> I THINK IT LOGISTICALLY AND LEGITIMATELY IS IMPOSSIBLE

>> A PLAN IS BEING WORKED ON FOR WHEN CASE NUMBERS GO DOWN AND IAMONG BIG CHALLENGES, HOW IS IT POSSIBLE TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCE IN OFTEN CROWDED SCHOOLS? >> SOCIAL DISTANCING IN HALLWAYS, UTILIZING NONTRADITIONAL EDUCATION SPACE, IT REQUIRES PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT >> IN ST LOUIS FOR SUMMER SCHOOL BEGINS NEXT WEEK, THEIR STAGGERING SCHEDULES AND KIDS ARE EATING GRAB-AND-GO LUNCHES AT THEIR DESK INSTEAD OF THE CAFETERIA >> THE FLEXIBILITY TO HAVE KID CUPS COME BUT KEEP O THEM SAFE

>> WHAT IF A STUDENT OR TEACHER GETS THE VIRUS? >> THEY WILL HAVE TO NEBE A QUARANTINED AND ALL THOSE IN CONTACT WITH THAT TEACHER OR EMPLOYEE AFFECTED WOULD ALSO HAVE TO BE IN QUARANTINE LTHE OTHER BIG HURDLE IS MONEY HOW WILL THEY PAY FOR THIS? >> ADDITIONAL FEDERAL SUPPORT IS NEEDED AT THIS TIME FOR THE RESOURCES, CLEANING SUPPLIES, ADDITIONAL MANPOWER TO EN ENSURE AGGRESSIVE SANITIZATION AND ADDITIONAL STAFF FOR THE SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS >> HEALTH EXPERTS SAY THE GUIDELINES WILL CHANGE, DEPENDING ON LOCATION WITH PARENTS, TEACHERS AND STUDENTS HAVING TO BE FLEXIBLE BECAUSE THE VIRUS IS SO UNPREDICTABLE IC >> THERE ARE SO MANY QUESTIONS

AT THE WHITE HOUSE SAY ON TUESDAY EXACTLY HOW IT PLANS TO APPLY THIS PRESSURE ON THE SCHOOLS? >> THERE WEREN'T A LOT OF SPECIFICS AND THAT IS A GOOD QUESTION BUT IT WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS SAID F THAT THE ADMINISTRATION WILLNG RELY ON THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS FOR GUIDELINES AND THEY WILL FOCUS ON HHS DATA SHOWING HOW DAMAGING ALL OF THIS BEING OUT OF SCHOOL IS FOR CHILDREN MEANWHILE, A NUMBER OF NATIONAL TEACHER ORGANIZATIONS ARE CALLING ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR A COHESIVE PLAN INCLUDING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, LOTS OF MONEY >>> THE SUPREME COURT CONFIRMED LA OVERNIGHT THAT CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS FELL TWO WEEKS AGO WHILE WALKING FOR EXERCISE NEAR HIS HOME IN THE MARYLAND SUBURBS OF WASHINGTON THE REPORT SAID THAT ROBERTS, 65, INJURED HIS FOREHEAD, NEEDED STITCHES AND SPENT THE UL ANIGHT AT THE HOSPITAL OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION A SEIZURE WAS RULED OUT AND THE FALL WAS LIKELY DUE TO LIGHTHEADEDNESS CAUSED BY DEHYDRATION

THE WASHINGTON POST, WHICH FIRST REPORTED THE FALL, SAID THE COURT CONFIRMED IT AFTER THE PAPER ASKED ABOUT IT IN RESPONSE TO A TIP SOME OTHER JUSTICES, MOST NOTABLY RUTH BADER GINSBURG, HAVE VOLUNTEERED INFORMATION ABOUT HEALTH SETBACKS REQUIRING HOSPITALIZATIONS ROBERTS, APPOINTED BY GEORGE HW BUSH YIN 2005, SUFFERED TWO SEIZURES IN THE PAST AND MOST WHEATLEY'S FLUENTLY IN 2007 BUT DOCTORS FOUND NO IDENTIFIABLE CAUSE AND THEY SAID HE UNDERWENT A A THOROUGH NEUROLOGICAL EVALUATION WHICH REVEALED NO CAUSE FOR CONCERN

CHIEF JUSTICE HAD AN UNUSUALLY PUBLIC ROLE EARLIER THIS YEAR PRESIDING OVER PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP SENATE OB IMPEACHMENT TRIAL AND IN THE PAST WEEK, ROBERTS PLAYED A DECIDING ROLE IN THE RULINGS ON DACA AND ABORTION WITH MORE HIGH- PROFILE DECISIONS YET TO COME THIS TERM >> IS IT UNUSUAL PE THAT THE PUBLIC IS JUST FINDING OUT ABOUT THIS FALL NOW? THE INJURY HAPPENED WEEKS AGO >>ID THERE IS NO SET POLICY AND IT IS REALLY UP TO THE INDIVIDUAL JUSTICE

JUSTICE GINSBURG DUTIFULLY DISCLOSES HEALTH CONDITIONS BUT NOT ALL FOOF THEM DO FOR EXAMPLE, WE DIDN'T FIND OUT JUSTICE KENNEDY HAD A HEART STENT PROCEDURE UNTIL 10 MONTHS LATER TH >>> IN HER NEW TELL-ALL BOOK, PRESIDENT TRUMP'S ESTRANGED NIECE, MARY TRUMP, MINCES NO WORDS >> I HAD TO TAKE DONALD DOWN, SHE WRITES, ABOUT WHY SHE GAVE ITS TAX DOCUMENTS TO THE NEW W YORK TIMES IF HE IS AFFORDEDEN A SECOND TERM, IT WILL BE THE END OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY

SHE INSISTED HER UNCLE ONMEETS ALL THE ELEMENTS OF A NARCISSIST AND SHE DETAILS A DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY WITH A DAD THAT WAS SO DOMINEERING THAT FRED TRUMP ON SENIOR PERVERTED HIS SON'S PERCEPTION OF THE WORLD AND DAMAGED HIS ABILITY TO LIVE IN IT, QUOTE SHE IS A DAUGHTER OF TRUMP'S OLDER BROTHER, FRED JR, WHO WAS OFTEN MOCKED OR SCORNED BY HIS FATHER WHO LAONCE SAID DONALD IS WORTH 10 OF YOU FRED JR LATER DIED OF ALCOHOL RELATED ILLNESS

>> I HADOB A BROTHER FRED, GREAT GUY, BEST LOOKING GUY, BUT HE HAD A PROBLEM HE HAD A PROBLEM WITH ALCOHOL >> SHE BLAMES THE PRESIDENT'S SISTER, RETIRED FEDERAL JUDGE THAT SAID HE WAS A CLOWN AND THIS WOULD NEVER HAPPEN ABOUT THE BRILLIANCE HE BOASTS ABOUT? >> I TTHINK I'M TOTALLY A BRILLIANT HUMAN BEING, I THINK I'M THE SMARTEST PERSON >> SHE CLAIMS HE CHEATED ON HIS S

ATs, PAYING AN A FRIEND TO TAKE IT FOR HIM AND THE WHITE HOUSE CLAIMS THAT IS COMPLETELY FALSE MARY TRUMP CONTESTED HER GRANDFATHER'S WILL THE WHITE HOUSE DISMISSED THE BOOK IS WRITTEN IN HER OWN FINANCIAL SELF- INTEREST, SAYING THE PRESIDENT'S FATHER WAS WARM AND VERY GOOD TO HIM

VE >> IT'S RIDICULOUS AND ABSURD ALLEGATIONS THAT HAVE NO BEARING IN TRUTH I HAVE YET TO SEE THE BOOK, BUT IT IS A BOOK OF FALSEHOODS >> THE PRESIDENT'S BROTHER IS TRYING TO BLOCK THE PUBLICATION IN STATE COURT BUT THE PUBLISHER SAID THAT WON'T STOP IT FROM BEING RELEASED EOAB >>> OVERNIGHT, NEW CALLS FOR JUSTICE PROTESTERS DEMANDING ANSWERS IN THE EN POLICE KILLING OF 28-YEAR-OLD JAMES GARCIA WITH THE CONFRONTATION CAPTURED ON CELL PHONE CAMERA ON THE FOURTH OF JULY

R' OFFICERS SHOUTED AT GARCIA AND SAT IN A PARKED CAR AND THEN FIRED A BARRAGE OF BULLETS [ SOUND OF GUNFIRE ] [ BLEEP ] THE VIDEO DOESN'T CLEARLY SHOW WHAT HAPPENED IN THE MOMENTS BEFORE THE GUNFIRE OR WHAT LED TO THE INCIDENT NFEDER >> UNTIL YOU APPROACH THEM IN THE INCAR, ASSUMING HE WAS THERE, THAT WON'T HAPPEN >> THEY RESPONDED TO A 911 CALL AND SOMEONE WAS THREATENING WITH A KNIFE POLICE SAID OTHE CALLER DIRECTED THEM TO A HOUSE AND ONCE THEY ARRIVE, THEY SPOKE WITH SEVERAL, INCLUDING GARCIA, ASKING HIM TO LEAVE HIS CAR SO THEY COULD SECURE THE SCENE

>> MR GARCIA DECIDED HE WOULD NOT INTERACT AND ROLLED UP HIS WINDOW AND THEN GOT ASSAULTED WITH A GUN >> THEY SAY HE POINTED HIS GUN AT AN OFFICER THIS FOOTAGE WAS RELEASED FROM AN OFFICER WHO ARRIVED AFTER THE SHOOTING AND RECEIVED THE WEAPON FROM THE CAR >> THE GUN IS SECURE

>> GARCIA IS DEVASTATED T ABOUT THIS AND HIS MOTHER SAID EVERYTHING IS WRONG HIS SISTER JOINED PROTESTERS OT H! >> LET ME GET JUSTICE FOR MY BROTHER >> STEVE, HIS SISTER AND THE OTHER PROTESTERS IN PHOENIX, WHAT ARE THEY SPECIFICALLY DEMANDING IN THE INVESTIGATION? >> Reporter: PROTESTERS WANT THE BODY CAM FOOTAGE RELEASED IN ITS ENTIRETY TO SHOW THE WHOLE INCIDENT ON TOP OF THE INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION THE POLICE CHIEF IS DEDICATED TO MORE TRANSPARENCY AND CALLED ON THE FBI TO CONDUCT AN INDEPENDENT CIVIL RIGHTS INVESTIGATION

>>> THIS MORNING, TIKTOK COULD BE RUNNING OUT IN THE US SECRETARY OF STATE, MIKE POMPEO SAID THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS LOOKING AT BANNING TTHE CHINESE OWNED SOCIAL MEDIA APPS, FEARING BEIJING COULD ACCESS USER DATA, CREATING A NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT OM DO YOU RECOMMEND PEOPLE DOWNLOAD THE APP ON THEIR PHONES TONIGHT OR TOMORROW OR OM ANY TIME, CURRENTLY? >> ONLY IF YOU WANT YOUR PRIVATE INFORMATION IN THE C HANDS OF THE CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY >> Reporter: TIKTOK IS GOING TO GREAT LENGTHS TO DISTANCE FROM CHINA, SAYING IT IS RUN BY AN AMERICAN CEO AND HAS HUNDREDS OF AMERICAN EMPLOYEES

THEY ADDED, WE HAVE NO HIGHER PRIORITY THAN PROMOTING A SAFE AND SECURE APP TO EXPERIENCE FOR USERS AND NEVER PROVIDED USER DATA TO THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT, NOR WOULD WE DO SO IF ASKED >> IT'S LIKE ALMOST ANY APP ON YOUR PHONE IT DEPENDS ON YOUR DEVICE, YOUR PHONE AND WHERE YOU ARE IN THE WORLD AT >> Reporter: FO ACCORDING TO THE PRIVACY POLICY, ON TIKTOK COLLECTS INFORMATION CONTAINED IN MESSAGES THROUGH THE PLATFORM OR FROM YOUR PHONE BOOK IF YOU GRAB THAT ACCESS AND EVEN FROM ADVERTISING AT PARTNERS OWNED BY A PARENT COMPANY, TIKTOK ALLOWS ITS USERS TO CREATE SHORT VIDEOS, OFTEN SET TO MUSIC AND THE APP HAS AN ESTIMATED 800 MILLION ACTIVE USERS AROUND THE WORLD

IN THE YUS, AN ESTIMATED 30 MILLION MONTHLY USERS AND CLOSE TO HALF ARE BETWEEN 18 AND 24 AND 15% ARE OVER 35 >> TIKTOK LETS CHINA INVADE YOUR PRIVACY AT WILL >> Reporter: IN FEBRUARY, THE TSA BANNED EMPLOYEES FROM USING G CTIKTOK FO SOCIAL MEDIA OUTREACH AFTER SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK IOIO SCHUMER SAID IT COULD BE A NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT

>> SOME VIDEOSCR MAY MAKE YOU CHUCKLE AND THEY ARE CREATIVE BUT GUESS S WHO WAS LAUGHING THE MOST? CHINA THEY ARE GETTING INFORMATION NOT ONLY ON THE VIDEOS, BUT ON THE USER, WHETHER CLICKED ON OR IF THEY HAVE THE VIDEO >> Reporter: IN DECEMBER, THE ARMY AND NAVY BANS THE USE OF TIKTOK ON GOVERNMENT-OWNED PHONES LAST FALL, A SECURITY INVESTIGATION WAS OPENED OF O TIKTOK >> IT IS SCARY BECAUSE THIS COMPANY IS BEHOLDEN TO THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT AND THEY HAVE CONTROL OF THE DATA

THERE IS A QUESTION OF THE SAFEGUARDS TIKTOK CAN GIVE TO E,THE ASSURE THE AMERICAN PUBLIC THAT WON'T HAPPEN >> THERE ARE SECURITY T CONCERNS >> Reporter: IF USERS ARE ON THIS THING, HOW CAN THEY PROTECT THEIR DATA? >> THE SAME ANSWER AS ALWAYS WHEN YOU SIGN UP FOR APPS, YOU HAVE CHOICES ABOUT THE PERMISSION YOU GIVE

ACCESS TO YOUR LOCATION, PHOTOS AND YOUR CONTACTS, READ THE FINE PRINT AND CHOOSE WISELY FOR YOURSELF IELI H >>> OVERNIGHT, BRAZIL'S PRESIDENT POSTED A VIDEO OF HIMSELF TAKING HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE WITH A THUMBS-UP AND A SMILE THE RE CONTROVERSIAL DRUG WAS NOT PROVEN TO WORK AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS AND HAS BEEN PROMOTED REPEATEDLY BY PRESIDENT TRUMP THE TWO LEADERS WERE TOGETHER IN MARCH BOLSONARO TOLD REPORTERS HE STARTED FEELING UNWELL OVER THE WEEKEND AND WAS WORSE ON MONDAY AND TESTED POSITIVE

WHO WANTS TO SEE MY FACE, HE SAYS? I'M CALM, THANK GOD DAYS EARLIER AT A PHFOURTH OF JULY BARBECUE AT THE AMBASSADOR'S RESIDENTS WITH NO MASK OR SOCIAL DISTANCING, THE US AMBASSADOR TESTED NEGATIVE AND NOW IS IN QUARANTINE AS A PRECAUTION BOLSONARO, 65, DOWN PLAYED THE THREAT OF CORONAVIRUS TO HIM AND HIS COUNTRY

HE IS ATTENDING PACKED RALLIES AND RIDING A HORSE AND EVEN A JET SKI WI WITH MY ATHLETIC HISTORY, IF I WERE INFECTED, I'D HAVE NO REASON TO WORRY, HE TOLD BRAZILIANS, IN APRIL LI HE CALLED CORONAVIRUS A LITTLE FLU HIS OPPONENTS PROTESTED, BANGING POTS AND PANS BRAZIL'S INFECTIONS ARE SOARING, SECOND ONLY TO AMERICA, NOW 1

5 MILLION CASES AND 66,000 DEATHS BOLSONARO RESPONDED, SO WHAT? WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO DO? THIS MORNING, THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION WISHED HIM WELL >> WE WISH HIS EXCELLENCY WELLLE AND HE WILL BE BACK TO OFFICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE >> Reporter: THIS MORNING, THERE WILL BE A LAWSUIT ACCUSING THE PRESIDENT OF ENDANGERING THE JOURNALISTS AT THAT SMALL NEWS CONFERENCE WHERE HE SAID HE W TESTED POSITIVE ONE THING WORRYING PEOPLE IS THAT MILLIONS OF EABRAZILIANS WILL LOOK TO THE HEALTH OF THE PRESIDENT TO DETERMINE HOW THEY BEHAVE IN THE MONTHS AHEAD AND HOW CORONAVIRUS WILL AFFECT ONE INDIVIDUAL IS NO SCIENTIFIC MEASURE

>>> A SUMMER RITE OF PASSAGE FOR MORE THAN 26 MILLION KIDS, SUMMER CAMP SPENDING TIME OUTDOORS AND LEARNING TO BE INDEPENDENT AND NAVIGATING NATURE THIS YEAR, ONLY 25% OF CAMPERS ARE EXPECTED SUMMER CAMP IN COVID-19 CARRIES NEW RISKS, PROMPTING CAMPTON LEADERS TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS I'M AT HIDEAWAY DAY CAMP IN COLLEGEVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA

IT IS A BEAUTIFUL AND SPRAWLING 72- ACRE SUMMER CAMP AND IT IS OPEN THIS YEAR, BUT AT REDUCED CAPACITY, 60% OF THE NORMAL NUMBER OF CAMPERS I'M HERE WITH THE CAMP DIRECTOR AND HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE PLAN TO KEEP CAMPERS SAFE? >> WE ARE FOLLOWING CDC GUIDELINES AND WE LOOKED AT RESEARCH AND OUR OWN PROGRAMS FOR THE GUIDELINES TO IMPLEMENT WE START WITH THE CAR LINE THAT WE HAD NEVER HAD BEFORE TO ELIMINATE VISITORS >> Reporter: YOU CAN SEE THAT DROP OFF RIGHT AWAY TEMPERATURE CHECKS BEFORE CAMPERS AND THERE IS A READING OF BELOW 99

6 WHERE THEY MAY ENTER THE CAMP GROUNDS >> Reporter: IT WAS A TOUGH CALL FOR SOME PARENTS >> COMING TO CAMP WAS A BIG DECISION THIS YEAR IT WAS SOMETHING WE THOUGHT THEY REALLY NEEDED >> JUST THINKING IT THROUGH, YOU KNOW, WE THOUGHT THEY WOULD TAKE THE BEST PRECAUTIONS THEY CAN AND WE WILL TRY IT

>> Reporter: MOST CAMPERS ARE NOT WEARING MASKS WHAT IS YOUR POLICY? >> WE ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE OUTDOORS AND THE CAMPERS DO NOT NEED TO WEAR MASKS KEEP IN MIND THAT THE GROUPS ARE WITH EACH OTHER ALL DAY, EVERY DAY >> Reporter: YOU ARE TRYING TO KEEP A QUARANTINE BUBBLE FOR THE CAMPERS? CAMPERS ARE SIDE TO A SMALL GROUP AND THEY STAY WITH THAT GROUP FOR THE ENTIRE CAMP SESSION THE ACTIVITIES ARE DIFFERENT THIS YEAR

HAND SANITIZER IS MANDATORY BEFORE AND AFTER >> I WAS KIND OF WORRIED BECAUSE I LOVE THE CAMP IT IS A FUN WAY TO SPEND THE SUMMER >> Reporter: THE EQUIPMENT THEY TOUCH, COUNSELORS USE AN ALCOHOL-BASED SPRAY TO SANITIZE EVERYTHING BETWEEN CAMPERS AT THE POOL, FEWER KIDS IN THE WATER

>> TYPICALLY THERE WOULD BE THREE GROUPS BUT THERE ARE TWO GROUPS >> Reporter: THE POOL IS CLEANED AFTER KIDS SWIM AND THE BIG CHANGES ARE IN THE LUNCHROOM THEY DON'T EAT IN HERE? >> NO THIS YEAR, THEY WILL DO PICNIC LUNCHES THEY WILL BE OUTSIDE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE

>> Reporter: WHAT IF A CHILD COMES DOWN WITH CORONAVIRUS? >> THE ENTIRE GROUP, INCLUDING THE COUNSELOR, WOULD BE PLUCKED OUT OF CAMP AND ASKED TO QUARANTINE FOR TWO WEEKS >> Reporter: THEY SAY GETTING OUTSIDE AND BEING WITH FRIENDS IS THE BEST PART OF CAMP YOU WERE READY? >> I WAS READY TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE >> Reporter: THE CAMP WENT THE EXTRA MILE TO MAKE IT A FUN AND SAFE SUMMER >>> AMONG THE CHAOS, A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEOPLE

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

>> WHAT IS THE POLICY CHANGE YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ENACTED? >> HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN THERE >> WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH AND WHO WAS LYING EVERY DAY? THAT IS THE STORIES AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >> ONLY ON NBC >> FOR POST- RACIAL AMERICA, WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN >> I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA TRYING TO RAISE HER SON AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS

>> I CAME HOME AND SAID, WHY DON'T I HAVE PONYTAILS LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS IT'S OKAY TO FEEL DIFFERENT, BUT NOT LESS THAN THAT'S MY THING >> I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NOW

>> WE HAVE A LARGE NATIONAL GUARD CONVOY COMING THROUGH >> NEWS FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS AT 6:00 am EASTERN >>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS

>> A REAL CATASTROPHE BEFORE OUR VERY EYES >> OUR GLOBAL FIGHT UNITES US >> PEOPLE IN NEW YORK CITY SAID IF THEY DON'T WORK, THEY CAN'T FEED THEIR FAMILY >> OUR TEAMS LEARNING FROM HIM ON THE GROUND >> THEY ARE BRING STUDENTS BACK IN STAGES

>> YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WORKS >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL, BUT IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >>> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR, ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES, THE UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED PURPOSE >> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FAINTHEARTED

IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE >> THE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND THE GREAT NATION >> WE CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED ♪ >>> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE FIXED AND WHAT WOULD COUNT AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE? DO YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ACTUALLY ORDERED AND WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE? >> PEOPLE ARE NOT 6 FEET APART FROM EACH OTHER, FOR THE MOST PART >> IN TERMS OF THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION AT THE ONGOING PROTESTS? >>> YESTERDAY, THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION RELEASED THE NAMES OF SOME 600,000 PPP LOAN RECIPIENTS AND BASICALLY ANYONE WHO GOT $150,000 OR MORE

PLANNED PARENTHOOD AFFILIATES GOT AS MUCH AS 150 MILLION DOLLARS AND TELL US ABOUT SOME OF THE OTHERS >> IF YOU BOUNCE AROUND THE ROOM, THERE WERE A BUNCH OF THINGS THAT JUMPED OUT AND THAT'S WHY WE FOCUSED ABOUT THE BIG POLITICAL FIGHT OVER WHETHER THEY WERE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PPP LOANS AND PRESIDENT TRUMP TRIED TO BLOCK THEM FROM GETTING ACCESS TO FAMILY PLANNING FUNDS IN THE PAST IN THIS CASE, PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS COMPLETELY ELIGIBLE AS A NONPROFIT, LIKE MANY OTHERS WE COUNTED 43 OF THEIR AFFILIATES GETTING BETWEEN 65 MILLION DOLLARS AND 150 MILLION DOLLARS, TOTAL, FOR ALL OF THOSE AFFILIATES THESE LOAN SIZES AND RANGES, RATHER THAN EXACT NUMBERS

YOU KNOW, IN ADDITION, YOU SAW A HEBREW SCHOOL NAME FOR JARED KUSHNER'S GRANDFATHER, GETTING A PPP LOAN YOU SAW THE CLOTHING BRAND OF KANYE WEST GETTING MONEY AND WE SAW THE GROUP, AMERICANS FOR TAX REFORM, AN ANTI-TAX LOBBYING GROUP HE ONCE SAID HE WANTED TO SHRINK TO SIZE AND DROWNED IN A BATHTUB THIS TAX REFORM FOUNDATION IS TAKING MONEY AND IT'S ONE OF THE PEOPLE PAID BY THE AMERICANS FOR TAX REFORM FOUNDATION LOTS OF CELEBRITIES AND INVESTMENT BANKS, AS WE REPORTED BEFORE

THERE ARE PRIVATE MANAGEMENT COMPANIES THAT GOT PPP LOANS ULTIMATELY, A LOT OF PEOPLE NEEDED IT AND GOT THE LOANS BUT A LOT OF THAT MONEY WENT TO PLACES THAT LAWMAKERS ARE NOW RAISING THEIR EYEBROWS OVER EXCEPT A HANDFUL OF LAWMAKERS WHO ACTUALLY GOT PPP LOANS BACK [ LAUGHTER ] FOR SURE

I WANT TO ASK ABOUT PLANNED PARENTHOOD BECAUSE YOU REFERENCED IT HERE REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN DOUG COLLINS TWEETED OUTRAGE THAT PLANNED PARENTHOOD GOT THE MONEY FROM A PRO-LIFE PERSPECTIVE YOU MENTIONED THAT THERE WERE QUESTIONS ABOUT A PLANNED PARENTHOOD SHOULD QUALIFY BECAUSE OF THE AFFILIATION ARE WE CLEAR ON THAT, ENTIRELY? >> FOR THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, THEY ARE SAYING THAT THEY DON'T THINK PLANNED PARENTHOOD SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN THIS MONEY BUT THE TRUTH IS THAT THE RULES GOVERNING THIS PRETTY MUCH APPLY ACROSS THE BOARD AND THERE WEREN'T VERY MANY STRICTURES PUT INTO THAT LAW

CONGRESS APPROVED IT TWICE >> JOHN, THE BIG QUESTION WE KEEP BRINGING UP AND WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THIS THREE OR FOUR TIMES ALREADY, HOW MANY INTENDED FOR SMALL BUSINESSES STRUGGLING DURING THIS PANDEMIC WHERE IT WENT TO THE WEALTHY AND THE WELL- CONNECTED? OUR COLLEAGUE REPORTED THAT A BILLIONAIRE HAMPTONS DEVELOPER AND FUNDRAISER JOE FARO GOT A PPP LOAN EVEN THOUGH HE MADE TWO MILLION DOLLARS THIS YEAR JUST RENTING OUT HIS 40 MILLION DOLLARS ESTATE IN BRIDGEHAMPTON CALLED SANDCASTLE HOW DID THAT HAPPEN? >> THEY WILL HAVE A FIELD DAY WITH THAT BUT, THOSE HAMPTON ESTATES, THE WAY THAT IT HAPPENS IS THAT PEOPLE TALK TO THEIR ADVISERS AND IN SOME CASES MAKE A DECISION ON THEIR OWN TO SEEK THESE LOANS AND THERE REALLY ISN'T A LOT OF RESTRICTION ON THE ELIGIBILITY AND A LOT OF THE WEALTHY AND WELL- CONNECTED WERE THE FIRST TO GET LOANS AND WHILE THEY WERE, SOME SMALL BUSINESSES WENT OUT OF BUSINESS ENTIRELY YOU'VE GOT A SITUATION WHERE THERE IS $132 BILLION LEFT IN THE ACCOUNT WAITING TO BE TAKEN, NOT EVEN APPLIED FOR AND FOLKS WHO HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO AVAIL THEMSELVES, EVEN HEARING FROM OFFICIALS THAT THEY DON'T EXPECT TO PROSECUTE PEOPLE UNDER A CERTAIN AMOUNT AND SHOULDN'T HAVE

THIS IS A PROGRAM THAT HAS NOT COME UNDER AS MUCH SCRUTINY AS A LOT OF OTHER PROGRAMS BECAUSE OF THE TRANSPARENCY NOT BEING THERE WE'VE NOT GOTTEN THE NAMES OF $150,000 REPRESENTING 865% OF ALL THE BUSINESSES THAT APPLIED FOR LOANS AND THIS WILL BE AN ONGOING STORY AND I LOVE TALKING TO YOU ABOUT IT >> I LOVE HAVING YOU ON I'M SURE WE WILL HAVE YOU ON A DOZEN TIMES

WHAT YOU SAID INDICATES THE ANSWER TO MY NEXT QUESTION WE'VE SEEN PUBLIC OUTRAGE OVER LOANS AWARDED THIS YEAR AND SOME COMPANIES HAVE EVEN GIVEN THE MONEY BACK DO WE HAVE ANY INDICATION THAT SOME GOVERNMENT ENTITY WILL INVESTIGATE HOW THE MONEY WAS DISTRIBUTED OR EVEN CONSIDERING INCREASING OVERSIGHT WITH SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF IN THE FUTURE GOING TO SMALL BUSINESSES? >> CONGRESS CAN ALWAYS RELEGISLATE, CHANGE THE RULES GOING FORWARD AND THEY CAN DO OVERSIGHT OF THE ADMINISTRATION AND WHETHER THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION HANDLED THESE LOANS APPROPRIATELY IN TERMS OF FINDING THE BAD GUYS, SO TO SPEAK, THERE WILL BE PROSECUTIONS OVER PPP AND WE'VE SEEN SOME CHATTER ABOUT THAT, IN TERMS OF OUT AND OUT FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY AGAIN, THE RULES WERE VERY LOOSE, ALISON

>>> THE FIRST FEW DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL, I WAS IN FAIRLY STABLE CONDITION AND THEY PUT ME ON OXYGEN AND THAT WASN'T DOING ANYTHING >> TWO DOCTORS TOLD ME I NEEDED TO BE ON A VENTILATOR AND I WAS ON IT FOR 20 DAYS >> I HAD TO CALL MY PARENTS AND I TOLD THEM THAT I WASN'T SURE WHE I WOULD WAKE UP >> ONE THING PEOPLE DON'T NECESSARILY GET ABOUT RECOVERING IS THEY THINK ONCE YOU ARE OUT OF THE HOSPITAL, EVERYTHING IS ALL GOOD AND THAT IS NOT THE CASE FOR A LOT OF US >> AFTER A FEW DAYS, I WAS HAVING DELIRIOUS THOUGHTS

I DREAMT THAT MY SON AND DAUGHTER WERE IN THIS OTHER REALM AND FLOATING >> THE HARDEST PART ABOUT THE RECOVERY WAS THAT I'M A PRETTY STRONG GUY WHEN IT COMES TO WORKING OUT AND TAKING CARE OF MYSELF AND NOT BEING ABLE TO WASH MYSELF OR NOT TO BE ABLE TO WALK, YOU LEARN TO CHERISH THOSE THINGS >> THEY GAVE ME A SHOWER TO WASH MY HAIR BECAUSE I COULDN'T STAND UP I HAD NO MUSCLES LEFT AT ALL I COULDN'T PULL UP MY PANTS OR DO ANYTHING WITH MY SON

>> I HAD A DIFFICULT TIME WALKING FROM THE CAR TO THE FRONT DOOR OF THE HOUSE >> I LOST ABOUT 25 POUNDS >> ONE NIGHT I HAD A FULL-BLOWN ANXIETY ATTACK AND I THOUGHT MY THROAT WOULD CLOSE >> ANXIETY ABOUT WHETHER I READ RETURN TO MY PRE- COVID SELF, BASICALLY >> I HAD A VISITING NURSE, PHYSICAL THERAPIST AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

MY BREATHING IS SO MUCH BETTER I DON'T EVEN WHEEZE ANYMORE >> I STARTED WALKING EVERY DAY AND I'VE BEEN CLEARED TO WORK OUT >> I STILL DO HAVE SHORTNESS OF BREATH >> THIS MEASURES LUNG CAPACITY AND HELPS DEVELOP IT

>> EVEN WITH THIS VIRUS, IT'S ABOUT EDUCATING >> THIS MESSAGE IS TO ALL OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS OUT THERE AND THERE ARE SPIKES IN THE COVID-19 CASES >> WE'VE DONE THIS >> WE COULD HAVE TAKEN PREVENTATIVE MEASURES BY SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WEARING MASKS >> THERE WERE PEOPLE IN THEIR 20s AND 30s AND PEOPLE IN THEIR 40s AND COVID KNOWS NO RACE, IT KNOWS NO POLITICAL IDEATION

IT AFFECTS WHO IT AFFECTS >> IT'S GOING TO BE TOUGH YOU ARE GOING TO SEE A LOT OF TOUGH ERRING AND YOU WILL BE OVERWHELMED AND SAD BY PEOPLE GETTING SICK AND NOT ONLY THE PATIENCE YOU WILL TREAT OR THE FAMILY OR LOVED ONES, BUT COWORKERS >> A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE STOPPING THEIR WORK AND THEY JUST WANT TO CRY WE'VE SEEN THAT

WE'VE SEEN FAMILIES SAY GOODBYE TO THEIR LOVED ONES >> AS A PHYSICIAN WHO TREATED COVID-19 PATIENTS ON THE FRONT LINES HERE IN NEW YORK CITY , YOU WILL GET THROUGH TO THE OTHER SIDE THERE IS ANOTHER SIDE >> THERE IS A LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL IN NEW YORK CITY, CASES HAVE DROPPED SIGNIFICANTLY

>> WE ARE LEARNING SO MUCH ABOUT THE VIRUS AND THE DISEASE PROCESS BACK IF YOU GET SICK, MAKE SURE YOU QUARANTINE >> YOU WILL HAVE TO FIND SOMETHING TO HELP WITH YOUR PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SPIRITUAL STATE >> RELY ON YOUR COLLEAGUES >> ACKNOWLEDGE THIS SPECIAL BOND

>> YOUR CHAPTER IN THIS STORY IS YET TO BE WRITTEN AND IT WILL BE SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF >>> HELLO TO YOU THIS IS PART OF THE AIRPORT YOU DON'T USUALLY SEE CHANCES ARE IF YOU'VE EVER BEEN ON A DELTA FLIGHT, THE PLAIN YOU'VE BEEN ON AT SOME POINT HAS BEEN IN ONE OF THESE HANGERS AND THIS IS WHERE ALL OF THE MAINTENANCE HAPPENS, INCLUDING CHANGING THE AIR FILTERS ONBOARD BEFORE ANYBODY GETS ON A FLIGHT, YOU'VE GOT TO WHERE ONE OF THESE, A REQUIREMENT

WITH MORE TAKING TO THE SKY, THERE IS A GROWING QUESTION ABOUT HOW SAFE THE AIRLINES ARE FOR THE AIR YOU ARE BREATHING IN FLIGHT WE TOOK A BUS HIND LOOK AND THE AIR IS FILTERED THROUGH THE HEPA FILTER AND SIMILAR TO WHAT YOU WOULD FIND IN A HOSPITAL OPERATING ROOM AND FRESH AIR IS COMING IN FROM THE OUTSIDE AND THE AIR AND RECIRCULATION HAPPENS EVERY 2- 4 MINUTES WITH A NEW BATCH OF AIR COMING IN WE WENT INSIDE THE BELLY OF THE PLAIN AND TAKE A LOOK AT THE CARGO HOLD BECAUSE THAT FILTER IS BEING CHANGED TAKE A LOOK AIR TRAVEL IS STARTING TO TAKE OFF

HOW ARE YOU FEELING ABOUT GETTING BACK ON A FLIGHT? >> EXCITED >> IN THE AGE OF COVID-19, FEAR OF FLYING STILL LINGERS >> I'M A LITTLE NERVOUS PEOPLE ARE COUGHING AND SNEEZING IN THE AIR >> HOW DOES AIR QUALITY WORK IN THE AIRPLANES? IT'S A COMBINATION OF FRESH AIR BROUGHT IN FROM OUTSIDE AND FILTERED AIR RECIRCULATED THROUGH THE CABIN AND THE AIR FLOWS FROM TOP TO BOTTOM, NOT SIDE TO SIDE BETWEEN PASSENGERS, MEANING IT COMES IN FROM ABOVE AND IS SUCKED OUT THROUGH THE FLOOR AND IS RUN THROUGH THESE HEAVY GREAT HEPA FILTERS, SIMILAR TO THOSE IN OPERATING ROOMS THAT PULL OUT MORE THAN 99% OF PARTICLES IN THE AIR

THAT IS MIXED WITH FRESH AIR FROM OUTSIDE THOSE AIRLINES HAVE NEW STEPS TO ENSURE THAT CABIN AIR IS AS CLEAN AS POSSIBLE >> THERE IS A COMPLETELY NEW BATCH OF BEER IN THE AIRCRAFT >> EVERY 2 TO 4 MINUTES >> THEY CHANGE FILTERS TWICE AS OFTEN AS RECOMMENDED

>> IT IS DIRTY ON THE TOP WHERE THE AIR COMES INTO THE FILTERS BUT CLEAN ON THE BOTTOM SIDE >> WHAT DOES THAT SHOW US? >> THAT THE FILTERS ARE WORKING >> IT'S NOT LIKELY VIRUSES WILL BE SPREAD IN FLIGHT >> THE TIME IN THE SEAT OF THE AIRPLANE IS THE LOWEST RISK >> THE AIR IN THE AIRPLANE IS ACTUALLY CLEANER THAN A GROCERY STORE

>> CLEANER THAN MOST PEOPLE'S HOMES OR SCHOOLS >> IN CLOSE PROXIMITY, NOTHING IS FOOLPROOF >> CERTAINLY, WE CAN TO ALL THE PHYSICAL DISTANCING WE WANT TO ON AN AIRPLANE AND THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A ZERO RISK >> AIRLINES REQUIRE MASKS AND THEY ARE UPPING THEIR SANITATION ROUTINE BETWEEN EVERY DELTA FLIGHT, THE ENTIRE CABIN IS SPRAYED WITH DISINFECTANT AND WIPED TOP TO BOTTOM AND BOARDING PROCEDURES ARE NEW WITH LOADING BACK TO FRONT AND THE MIDDLE SEATS WILL BE BLOCKED THROUGH SEPTEMBER

>> WE HAVE ONE ACTION THAT WILL BE LAYERED IN WITH THESE MITIGATING ACTIONS AND THE PROBABILITY WITH EACH LAYER, THE PROBABILITY OF VIRUS TRANSMISSION GOES DOWN AND DOWN AND THAT HAS BEEN ALL ALONG >> DELTA HAS NOW COMMITTED TO CHANGING THE AIR FILTERS TWICE AS FREQUENTLY AS REQUIRED AND AIRLINES ARE UPPING THEIR SANITATION PRACTICES DELTA IS SPRAYING DOWN THE ENTIRE AIRCRAFT INSIDE AND WIPING IT DOWN BEFORE EVERY SINGLE FLIGHT AND THEY'VE ALSO COMMITTED TO BLOCKING THE MIDDLE SEATS AND KEEPING PLANES AT 60% CAPACITY THROUGH SEPTEMBER FOR THOSE WHO MAY GET ONBOARD TO TAKE A FLIGHT AND STILL FEEL THAT WITH THE REDUCED CAPACITY THAT THE FLIGHT IS TOO FULL, YOU CAN REBOOK TO A LATER FLIGHT, FREE OF CHARGE >>> IT'S SO ABSTRACT IF YOU AREN'T WITNESSING THE DEVASTATION COVID IS CAUSING

EACH OF THOSE NUMBERS IS A NAME , A LIFE A STORY CUT SHORT >> THERE HAVE BEEN AMAZING STORIES WE'VE SEEN WITH PEOPLE WE DIDN'T THINK WOULD MAKE IT AND PEOPLE THAT TOLD US THEY WOULD BE IN DEBT >> IT'S WORSE WHEN WORKING WITH CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS BECAUSE FOR NO OTHER REASON THAN THE FACT THAT THEY ARE ISOLATED WHAT THAT MEANS AND LOOKS LIKE IS IT CAN TAKE ANYWHERE FROM 10 TO REALLY 30 MINUTES TO GET PREPPED TO GO INTO A ROOM AND EVERYTHING TAKES TWICE AS LONG, EVERYTHING

>> PEOPLE COULD MAKE DECISIONS FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY, WHETHER THEY REALIZE IT OR NOT BECAUSE WE MIGHT NOT GET INFECTED , BUT HOW CAN YOU BE SURE >> DESPITE THE STATISTICS AND THE TRENDS IN THE NUMBERS AND PERCENTAGES AND EVERYTHING LIKE THAT, THE ONLY NUMBER THAT MATTERS IS ONE TAKE CARE OF ONE PATIENT AT A TIME WE WANT TO PREVENT ONE INFECTION AT A TIME

BACK WE CAN'T CHANGE OUR CULTURE AND NO ONE WILL EXPECT THAT BUT YOU CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE BY WEARING A SMALL SCRAP OF FABRIC WHY WOULDN'T WE? >> IT'S NOT A POLITICAL ISSUE WE NEED TO PROTECT EACH OTHER WEAR THE MASK YOU COULD SAVE A LIFE

IT'S AS SIMPLE AS THAT >>> EVERY PART OF THE WORLD IS TRYING TO FIND A CRUCIAL BALANCE BETWEEN RESTRICTIONS AND REOPENING WITHOUT TRIGGERING A SECOND WAVE OF INFECTIONS AND IN SOME PLACES, IT IS SORT OF WORKING IN OTHERS, WHERE RULES WERE EASED, IT IS GETTING MUCH, MUCH WORSE FEW COUNTRIES STRUGGLE LIKE INDIA, WHICH OVERTOOK RUSSIA TO BECOME THE THIRD WORST AFFECTED NATION BEHIND THE US

AND BRAZIL DESPITE IMPOSING ONE OF THE EARLIEST AND HEAVY LOCKDOWNS, THE DEATH TOLL IS NOW 20,000 AND THE NUMBER OF CASES, OVER 700,000 THE PEAK IS NOWHERE IN SIGHT AND THE INDIAN MEDICAL RESOURCES CAN'T KEEP UP TESTING HAS ALSO INCREASED, ESPECIALLY IN SOUTHERN STATES WHERE THE BIG SPIKES ARE HAPPENING WITH UP TO 25,000 NEW CASES A DAY HARDEST HIT ARE MAJOR CITIES, NEW DELHI, MUMBAI AND HOSPITALS ARE SO OVERCROWDED THAT THEY ARE SETTING UP MAKESHIFT WARDS WITH DOCTORS GOING DOOR-TO-DOOR TO FIND PEOPLE WHO MIGHT BE INFECTED

>> WE ARE FINDING PEOPLE INFECTED OR NOT >> MANY OF THE NATIONWIDE RESTRICTIONS LIFTED IN JUNE TO HELP KICKSTART THE ECONOMY ARE NOW BEING REIMPOSED IN PARTS OF INDIA TO GET THINGS UNDER CONTROL AND THIS SEEMS TO BE THE PATTERN EVERYWHERE IN ASIA, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, SINGAPORE AND CHINA IN AUSTRALIA, THE CITY OF MELBOURNE IS UNDER TOTAL LOCKDOWN AGAIN AND FOR SIX WEEKS BECAUSE OF A SURGE IN CASES THREATENING TO SPIRAL OUT-OF- CONTROL MASKS ARE MANDATORY AGAIN FIVE MILLION PEOPLE CAN'T LEAVE HOME EXCEPT FOR ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES LIKE WORK OR FOOD SHOPPING

THEY CAN'T EVEN LEAVE THE CITY LIMITS OFFICIALS SAY THAT IT IS COMPLACENCY WITH RULES LIFTED LAST MONTH >> WE HAVE TO BE CLEAR THAT THIS IS NOT OVER AND PRETENDING THAT IT IS BECAUSE WE ALL WANT IT TO BE OVER IS NOT THE ANSWER IT IS, INDEED, PART OF THE PROBLEM, A VERY BIG PART OF THE PROBLEM >> IN BEIJING, OFFICIALS RELIED ON MASS TESTING TO CONTAIN THE OUTBREAK AND THEY SAY IT IS CONTAINED WITH SIGHTS SET UP AT PARKS, SOCCER FIELDS AND EVEN STADIUM PARKING LOTS

MORE THAN 11 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TESTED IN BEIJING SINCE THE MIDDLE OF JUNE AND TODAY, OFFICIALS RECORDED NO NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES ANYWHERE IN CHINA THEY DID HAVE A CASE OF BUBONIC PLAGUE IN INNER MONGOLIA AND THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION SAID PEOPLE SHOULDN'T WORRY TOO MUCH ABOUT IT BUT IT IS A REMINDER AS THE NEW VIRUS WEEPS THE WORLD THAT OLD THREATS CAN STILL LINGER >>> THE STATE SAID THEY WILL OPEN SCHOOLS IN AUGUST BUT WE DIDN'T FULLY UNDERSTAND THE IMPACTS OF THE FOURTH OF JULY IN FLORIDA I KNOW A TEACHER WHO SAID SHE IS CONCERNED ABOUT GOING BACK TO THE CLASSROOM WHAT KIND OF RESTRICTIONS WILL THERE BE WHEN CLASSES RESUME? >> I WOULD SAY ALL OF THE PLANS NOW MIGHT NOT EXIST NEXT WEEK OR NEXT MONTH

THERE IS AN ELECTION ON AUGUST 18th AND WE DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THAT WILL LOOK LIKE, LET ALONE WHEN SCHOOL WILL START BUT IT GOES BACK TO THE DECENTRALIZED NATURE OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA THEY WILL SAY EVERYBODY NEEDS TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL BUT THEY DON'T GIVE A GUIDELINE OR A SET PLAN FOR THE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO IMPLEMENT AND IT IS UP TO EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT TO IMPLEMENT WHAT THEY THINK IS BEST IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, IT'S 100% BACK TO SCHOOL, IN PERSON, IF THESE CERTAIN CRITERIA ARE MET AND THERE IS ALL DISTANCE LEARNING IF THIS HAPPENS AND THEN THERE ARE TWO OR THREE MIDDLE GROUND AREAS BUT THAT IS UP TO EACH INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL DISTRICT TO CREATE MORE CONFUSION BECAUSE PARENTS AND YOUR NEIGHBORS REALLY NEED TO KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON IN YOUR SPECIFIC SITUATION >> THANK YOU FOR BEING WITHUS >>> IT'S SAID THERE IS NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME

TO FULLY REALIZE THE DREAM UPON WHICH THIS GREAT COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED, EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >>> WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS >> WE SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH >> NEWS FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS AT 6:00 a

m EASTERN >>> INTRODUCING PEACOCK WHAT IS PEACOCK? THIS IS PEACOCK IT'S STREAMING, LAUNCHING, PREMIERING, MOVING

THE ORIGINAL CHARACTERS >> BREAKING NEWS >> THERE IS MORE >> MORE? >> IT'S QUICK STUFF, TOUGH STUFF, LOVE STUFF IT'S TRENDING, MIND-BENDING, LATE NIGHT, EARLY MORNING

DID YOU SEE THIS? DO YOU REMEMBER THAT? YOU WATCH EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE? IT'S PRICKLY, EASY IT'S FREE >> THAT IS PEACOCK THAT IS WHO AND THAT IS WHY >> YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH

IT'S LIKE WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST- RACIAL AMERICA AND WE ARE REMINDED >> I WATCHED THIS ACTIVE MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON I WAS COMING HOME SAYING, WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? FEELING LESS THAN IS NOT MY THING >> I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >> YES

>>> LARRY HOGAN AND HIS RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS >> THERE IS A NEW BOOK CALLED STILL SANDING, SURVIVING CANCER, RIOTS, THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC AND TOXIC POLITICS THAT DIVIDE AMERICA GOVERNOR, THANKS FOR BEING WITH US YOU WROTE ABOUT SO MUCH IN THIS BOOK >> GOOD MORNING

GOOD TO BE WITH YOU >> NICE TO HAVE YOU HERE LET'S TALK ABOUT THE PANDEMIC ON TUESDAY, THE MARYLAND HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTED THERE ARE MORE THAN 70,000 CORONAVIRUS CASES IN THE STATE BUT THE HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE FLAT, ABOUT 400 YOU SAID YOU ARE ON A POSITIVE TRACK AND WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST CONCERNS AND WOULD YOU ROLLBACK THE REOPENING LIKE SOME OTHER STATES HAVE HAD TO DO? >> WE ARE BEING VERY CAUTIOUS AND WE ARE PAYING A LOT OF ATTENTION TO THE NUMBERS

LUCKILY, SO FAR, WE'VE BEEN TRENDING IN A GOOD DIRECTION WITH OUR NUMBERS ABOUT 86% DOWN FROM THE PEAK AND WE ARE DROPPING, ONE OF 15 STATES IN THE COUNTRY THAT IS STEADY OR GOING IN THE DOWNWARD DIRECTION AND WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT WE ARE SEEING IN OTHER STATES WE TOOK EARLY AND AGGRESSIVE ACTION TO FLATTEN THE CURVE AND THOSE STEPS SEEM TO BE WORKING BUT WE ARE BY NO MEANS OUT OF THE WOODS ON THIS AND WE ARE REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT WE SEE IN OTHER STATES >> SPEAKING OF THAT, THE NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR, PHIL MURPHY, ANNOUNCED HE WILL SIGN AN EXECUTIVE ORDER REQUIRING FOLKS TO WEAR FACE MASKS AND GOVERNOR CUOMO HAS INSTITUTED A QUARANTINE ON FOLKS THAT TRAVEL FROM OTHER STATES THEY NEED TO QUARANTINE WHEN THEY COME BACK HAVE YOU THOUGHT OF ENACTING THIS TO KEEP YOUR NUMBERS DOWN? >> OUR NUMBERS ARE REALLY DOWN, BETTER THAN ALMOST ANYBODY IN THE COUNTRY AND WE HAVE ENACTED MANY OF THOSE THINGS ALREADY

WE DON'T HAVE A MANDATORY MASK FOR EVERYWHERE BUT INSIDE RETAIL STORES, YOU HAVE TO WEAR A MASK AND MOST PEOPLE JUST PUT THE ADVICE AND GUIDANCE WE'VE BEEN GIVING THEM OVER AND OVER AGAIN SINCE MARCH, FOLLOWING THE CDC GUIDELINES ON THE ADVICE FROM THE PUBLIC HEALTH DOCTORS, MOST MARYLANDERS ARE FOLLOWING THE RULES AND THAT'S WHY WE'VE BEEN SO FAR, SO GOOD >> SPEAKING OF THE PANDEMIC, IT'S REPORTED THAT A REAL ESTATE COMPANY YOU STARTED GOT ONE OF THESE LOANS FROM THE PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM, $250,000 I KNOW YOU ARE NOT ACTIVELY RUNNING THAT COMPANY NOW OTHER BUSINESSES HAVE GOTTEN MONEY AS WELL WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THOSE WHO MIGHT QUESTION WHETHER YOUR BUSINESS HAD AN ADVANTAGE FOR THAT LOAN? >> I THINK THERE WERE EIGHT MILLION OF THESE LOANS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND THE WHOLE IDEA WAS TO KEEP PEOPLE ON THE PAYROLL AND THIS IS ABOUT PROTECTING PAYCHECKS AND NOT REALLY ABOUT HANDOUTS TO BUSINESSES AND SPECIAL FAVORS

I HAVE NO INVOLVEMENT IN THE COMPANY AND I'M NOT ALLOWED TO BE INVOLVED AND I HAD NO IDEA THAT THEY EVEN APPLIED >> GOVERNOR, OVER THE WEEKEND, PROTESTERS VANDALIZED THE STATUE OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS AND THREW IT INTO THE HARBOR YOU CALLED AT THE ANTITHESIS OF DEMOCRACY AND YOU CALLED ON OFFICIALS TO GET CONTROL OF THE STREETS WHAT HAS BEEN THE FEEDBACK FROM PEOPLE WHO WANTED THAT REMOVED? >> WELL, I'M NOT SURE ABOUT THE PEOPLE IN OUR STATE THAT WANTED IT REMOVED, BUT MY CONCERN WAS NOT DEBATING THE MERITS OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS, BUT JUST HAVING MOB RULE WHERE WE JUST HAVE PEOPLE DECIDE WHICH STATUES AND WHAT PUBLIC PROPERTY TO DEFACE AND TEAR DOWN THERE IS A WAY TO GO ABOUT THIS PROCESS AND I UNDERSTAND THE CONCERNS AND ISSUES

WE HAVE A PROCESS WHERE YOU CAN GET THESE REMOVED AND I THINK IT IS GOOD TO HAVE THOSE, BUT TO HAVE PEOPLE VIOLATING THE LAW AND TEARING DOWN THE ART OR THE STATUE OR THE PIECE OF HISTORY OR THE PUBLIC PROPERTY TO DESTROY IT IS NOT THE WAY TO GO ABOUT IT WE'VE GOT TO STOP AND FIGURE OUT HOW TO HAVE RULE OF LAW IN OUR CITIES >> AS YOU KNOW, WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS RECKONING IN OUR COUNTRY WHERE THERE IS LOTS OF STATUES AND MEMORIALS AND SYMBOLS BEING RECONSIDERED ON LAST WEEK WE REPORTED THAT THE FOOTBALL TEAM IN THE DC AREA, THE STADIUM IS IN MARYLAND

THEY ARE UNDERGOING A THOROUGH REVIEW FROM PRESSURE WITH ACTIVISTS AND CORPORATIONS WHO THINK THE NAME IS RACIST YOU WRITE ABOUT BEING A FAN AND ATTENDING GAMES BUT SHOULD THAT TEAM CHANGE ITS NAME? >> I THINK IT PROBABLY IS RIGHT AND I'M GLAD THEY'RE HAVING THAT DISCUSSION AND I BELIEVE THE NAME WILL BE CHANGED I GREW UP IN THE WASHINGTON AREA AS A REDSKIN FAN AND THERE IS A LOT OF HISTORY WITH THE NAME BUT I UNDERSTAND IT IS A HURTFUL NAME AND IN TODAY'S CONTEXT, IT PROBABLY SHOULD BE CHANGED >> YOU ACKNOWLEDGE IT IS A SLUR? >> ABSOLUTELY >> IT WAS REPORTED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES ON TUESDAY THAT YOU ARE CONSIDERING A RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2024

THAT MIGHT EXPLAIN THE BOOK TO A CERTAIN EXTENT WHEN ARE YOU EXPECTED TO MAKE A FINAL DECISION AND HOW WILL YOU MAKE THAT FINAL DECISION? >> I SAW SOME SPECULATION IN THE NEW YORK TIMES, BUT IT'S NOT SOMETHING I'VE ACTUALLY TALKED ABOUT, AT ALL I AM PUTTING OUT A BOOK AT THE END OF THE MONTH BASED ON MY LIFE STORY, WHICH I THINK WE'VE GOT A LOT OF INTERESTING THINGS TO TALK ABOUT AND I'VE GOT SOME CONCERNS ABOUT MY PARTY AND THE DIRECTION OF THE COMPANY THAT I SHARE IN THE BOOK RIGHT NOW, WE HAVE ANOTHER ELECTION AND IT'S FOUR YEARS AFTER THAT AND I'VE STILL GOT A DAY JOB I'VE NOT MADE ANY MOVE TOWARD 2024 AND A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THAT SPECULATION AND I DIDN'T RULE OUT, BUT IT'S A LONG WAY OFF AND FAR TOO EARLY TO TALK ABOUT

>> YOU'VE NEVER TALKED ABOUT HER? >> I DIDN'T TALK ABOUT IT WITH THE REPORT IN THE NEW YORK TIMES BUT I'VE TALKED ABOUT PEOPLE THAT WERE ENCOURAGING ME TO RUN IN 2020, BUT RIGHT NOW, WE NEED TO STAY FOCUSED ON THE PANDEMIC AND THE CRISIS AND I HAD THIS BOOK READY TO COME OUT BEFORE THE CRISIS AND IT WAS PUT ON HOLD AND THE PUBLISHERS ASKED US TO ADD CHAPTERS ABOUT THE CURRENT CRISIS, WHICH WE DID AND I THINK PEOPLE WILL FIND IT INTERESTING >> GOVERNOR GARY LARRY HOGAN, ALWAYS A GOOD GUEST AND THE BOOK IS CALLED STILL STANDING AND IT'S OUT AT THE END OF THE MONTH CONCERN >>> OVERNIGHT, THE US

SURPASSED ANOTHER GRIM MILESTONE WITH THREE MILLION CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS AND PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP DISAGREES WITH THE TOP EXPERT, DR ANTHONY FAUCI WRITING IN A TWEET THAT THE DEATH RATE FROM CORONAVIRUS IS DOWN TENFOLD >> IT'S A FALSE NARRATIVE TO TAKE COMFORT IN A LOWER RATE OF DEATH >> WE ARE IN A GOOD PLACE AND I DISAGREE WITH HIM DR

FAUCI SAID DON'T WEAR A MASK AND NOW HE SAYS WEAR THEM AND HE SAYS NUMEROUS THINGS AND DIDN'T LISTEN TO MY EXPERTS >> THE VIRUSES ON THE RISE WITH AT LEAST EIGHT STATES SPIKING >> WE'VE SEEN MARATHON RUNNERS LEARNING HOW TO WALK AND BREATHE AGAIN >> CALIFORNIA CLIMBING FOR 300,000 INFECTIONS HOSPITALS ARE OVERWHELMED, MOVING PATIENTS AS FAR NORTH AS SACRAMENTO

IN PHOENIX, A CRISIS WITH EXTREME HEAT FOR EIGHT HOURS FOR RESULTS THAT TAKE 10 BUSINESS DAYS KS TELLING LER TOM HANKS TELLING LESTER, HE AND HIS WIFE COULD BE VULNERABLE TO THE DISEASE AGAIN >> WHAT WE HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT B AS THE ANTIBODIES BEGIN TO FADE, IT IS POSSIBLE ONCE AGAIN BE SUSCEPTIBLE >> Reporter: NEW PROGRESS ON PREVENTION AND TREATMENT EP THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL ND PAY BACK PNEUMOVAX, $1

6 BILLION TO PRODUCE 100 MILLION DOSES OF THE CORONAVIRUS BACK SEEN BY THE BEGINNING OF NEXT YEAR AND D BIOTECH COMPANY IN LATE STAGE CLINICAL TRIALS OF AN NN ANTIBODY N COCKTAIL TO PREVENT AND TREAT THE DISEASE THIS MORNING SMALL SIGNS S OF HOPE AMID CRUSHING NUMBERS OF CONCERN >> THE SITUATION IS GETTING WORSE UT AND WORSE WHAT ARE OFFICIALS GOING TO DO? IS THERE ANY INDICATION THE SHUTDOWN ORDERS MAY COME BACK OR OTHER RESTRICTIONS? T >> IN LOS ANGELES THEY HAVE REINSTATED SOME RESTRICTIONS AND THE GOVERNOR SAID MORE COULD COME IN AUSTIN, TEXASAN

THEY OUTLINED A PLAN FOR A 35 DAY SHUTDOWN AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY THE MIAMI MAYOR SAID THEY ARE GOING IN THE OPPOSITE E DIRECTION M HE IS REVERSING COURSE AND ALLOWING GYMNASIUMS TO REOPEN >>> NEW RESEARCH AS MANY ASKING, HOW DOES YOUR BLOOD TYPE IMPACT YOUR RISK ? OF THE H IFOUR MAIN BLOOD GROUPS, PEOPLE WITH TYPE O BLOOD HAVE A LOWER RISK OF INFECTION WHILE THOSE WITH TYPE A HAVE A GREATER RISK THAT IS ACCORDING TO RESEARCH PUBLISHED IN THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

O IN THE STUDY OF MORE THAN 1600 PATIENTS TESTING POSITIVE FOR COVID-19, THOSE WITHIV TYPE A BLOOD WERE 45% MORE LIKELY TO DEVELOP A SEVERE D CASE REQUIRING OXYGEN OR A VENTILATOR WHILE THOSE WITH TYPE L BLOOD WERE 35% LIKELY TO HAVE AN ACUTE CASE THE GENETIC COMPANY 23 AND ME RELEASING DATA THAT SHOWS L BLOOD TYPE APPEARS TO PROTECT PEOPLE ND FROM THE VIRUS THAN OTHER TYPES BUT DOCTORS POINT OUT, REGARDLESS OF YOUR BLOOD TYPE, NO ONE IS O GUARANTEE PROTECTION THERE IS AGE AND UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS >> WE WANT TO TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE RESEARCH WITH OUR MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT

IT IS ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE YOU WE SHOULD PROBABLY START WITH THE CAVIAR, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT PAV CORRELATION, NOT CAUSATION BUT KNOWING THAT, WHAT ARE YOU TAKING AWAY? >> THIS IS SHOWING AN ASSOCIATION THERE IS LESS RISK IF YOU OF CERTAIN BLOOD TYPES PARTICULAR TYPE ER L AND MORE RISK IF YOU HAVE TYPE A THE OTHERS WE ARE NOT SURE BECAUSE THERE ARE NOT THAT MANY PEOPLE WITH IT

THE MAIN TAKE AWAY,REER 45% MORE LIKELY TO AB DEVELOP SEVERE COVID-19 IF YOU HAVE TYPE A TYPE L, 35% LESS LIKELY TO DEVELOP COMPLICATIONS BY COMPLICATIONS, THAT MEANS LESS LIKELY TO NEED OXYGEN OR TO BE PLACED ON A VENTILATOR OVERALL, THIS IS SHOWING ASSOCIATIONS NOT NECESSARILY THE CAUSATION

>> ANY IDEA WHY TYPE O BLOOD MAY MAKE SOMEONE SLIGHTLY LESS SUSCEPTIBLE? >> THEY RECENTLY THINK THIS IS HAPPENING BECAUSE THE GENES THAT GO THROUGH YOUR BLOOD TYPE ALSO CODE FOR YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM SO THEY THINK IF YOU ARE CODING FOR TYPE O IT IS GIVING YOU A MORE ROBUST IMMUNE SYSTEM FOR FIGHTING OFF CORONAVIRUSRO'V BLOOD TYPES CAN AFFECT OTHER TYPES OF DISEASES AS WELL WE ARE FINDING OUT MORE AND MORE ABOUT THIS AT THE SAME TIME WE ARE FINDING MORE AND MORE ABOUT CORONAVIRUSMERUWO LOOKING FORWARD, THIS WILL GIVE RESEARCHERS A LOT TO LOOK AT AND HOPEFULLY SOMETHING TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE VIRUS AND ABOUT HOW WE RESPOND TO IT

THERE IS A >> QUEST DIAGNOSTICS SURVEY FROM LAST YEAR, AND IT REVEALED THAT FEWER THAN HALF OF AMERICANS ACTUALLY KNOW THEIR BLOOD TYPE HOW DO WE FIND OUT WHAT TYPE OF BLOOD WE HAVE? >> THERE IS A FEW WAYS YOU CAN CALL YOUR DOCTOR THEY MAY KNOW YOUR BLOOD TYPE BECAUSE OF TESTS IN THE PAST

THERE ARE ON MY KIDS YOU CAN RGET ONE OF THE BEST WAYS, DONATE BLOOD BEFORE YOU DONATE, ASK IF YOU CAN FIND OUT YOUR BLOOD TYPEEM OFTEN THEY GIVE THAT TO YOU AND YOUR SAVED LIVES IN THE PROCESS

L OR YOU COULD JOIN THE MILITARY AND THEY TELL YOU U RIGHT AWAY >> THAT IS ONE WAY >> JUST TO BE CLEAR, JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE IS WATCHING OR LISTENING MAY HAVE TYPEE O BLOOD DOES NOT MEAN THEY CAN WALK AROUND, NOT WEARING A MASKNG AND NOT SOCIALLY DISTANCE, CORRECT? >> ABSOLUTELY THIS SHOULD NOT CHANGE HER BEHAVIORS IT IS NOT CHANGING THE WAY WE TREAT PATIENTS

THE BOTTOM LINE,MIN SHOW ASSOCIATION BUT NOT SOMETHING YOU U CAN LET YOURSELF REST ON YOU NEED TO WEAR YOUR MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCE REGARDLESS OF YOUR BLOOD TYPE AT THIS POINT, IT IS STATISTICALLY MORE OF A RESEARCH THING THAT SOMETHING WE CAN DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT >> REALLY QUICKLY, LAST QUESTION WE HAD REPORT ON A FEW MINUTES AGO AND APPARENTLY IT IS TETAKING 10 DAYS TO GET THE RESULTS BACK FROM A COVID-19 TEST

IS THAT BECAUSE THE LABS ARE THAT BACKED UP OR IS THERE MORE TO IT THAN THAT? >> IT IS BECAUSE THE LABS ARE BACKED UP YOU WILL IGET A BOTTLENECK SOMEWHERE IT IS EASY TO TAKE A SAMPLE THAT THERE IS ONLY A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF TEST MACHINES AND LAB PERSONNEL AND EQUIPMENT THAT IS THE BOTTLENECK PLUS GETTING THE COMMUNICATION BACK AND FORTH

ONCE THIS CLEARS UP, HOPEFULLY WE WILL GET THE TESTS FASTERTO >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS PUTTING THE RESPONSIBILITY TO REOPEN SCHOOLS THIS FALL REALLY ON THE SHOULDERS OF THE TYO COUNTRY'S GOVERNORS >> WE ARE VERY MUCH WANT TO HPUT PRESSURE ON GOVERNORS AND EVERYBODY ELSE TO OPEN THE SCHOOLS TO GET THEM OPEN I THINK WILL BE GOOD FOR THEM POLITICALLY SO D THEY KEEP THE SCHOOLS CLOSED >> Reporter: IN PLACES WHERE THE VIRUS IS SURGING THERE ARE CONCERNS

LIKE IN ARIZONA WOULD YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE AS AN EMERGENCY ROOM DOCTOR IN ARIZONA SENDING KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL? ANG >> NO I WOULD NOT I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THAT FOR ANY PARENT NOT YET

>> Reporter: IN FLORIDA MIAMI- DADE COUNTY WHERE THE MAYOR STARTED ROLLING BACK THE OPENING OF BUSINESSES, THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE NATION'S FIFTH LARGEST SCHOOL DISTRICT IS NOT EXACTLY READY TO THROW OPEN THE DOORS EITHER >> I THINK IT IS LOGISTICALLY AND LEGITIMATELY IMPOSSIBLE >> ReporterDI HE IS WORKING ON A PLAN FOR WHEN THE NUMBERS GO DOWN AMONG THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES, HOW IS IT POSSIBLE TO MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCE AND OFTEN CROWDED SCHOOLS? >> SOCIAL DISTANCING, , SINGLE DIRECTION HALLWAYS, UTILIZING NONTRADITIONAL EDUCATIONAL SPACE REQUIRE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT >> Reporter: IN ST

LOUIS WERE SUMMER SCHOOL BEGINS NEXT WEEK, THEY ARE STAGGERING SCHEDULES AND HAVING KIDS EAT GRABBING THE LUNCHES AT THEIR DESKS INSTEAD OF THE CAFETERIA >> THE FLEXIBILITY TO HAVE KIDS COME BY KEEP THEM SAFE >> Reporter: WHAT HAPPENS IF A TEACHER OR STUDENT GETS THE VIRUS? >> THEY WILL HAVE TO BE IN QUARANTINE AND UNFORTUNATELY ALL OF THOSE IN CONTACT WITH THE TEACHER FOR EMPLOYEE AFFECTED WOULD ALSO HAVE TOELS >>S TN BE IN T QUARANTINE >> Reporter: THE OTHER BIG HURDLE IS MONEY HOW WILL THEY PAY FOR ALL THIS? >> ADDITIONAL FEDERAL SUPPORT IS NEEDED AT THIS TIME FOR THE RESOURCES, FOR THE CLEANING SUPPLIES, FOR ADDITIONAL MANPOWER, TO IO ENSURE AGGRESSIVE SANITIZATION AND ADDITIONAL STAFF FOR THE SUPERVISION OF STUDENTS

>> Reporter: HEALTH EXPERTS SAY THE GUIDELINES WILL CHANGE DEPENDING ON LOCATION PARENTS, TEACHERS AND STUDENTS WILL HAVE TO BE FLEXIBLE BECAUSE THE VIRUS IS SO UNPREDICTABLES D,O >> SO MANY QUESTIONS DID THE WHITE HOUSE SAY ON TUESDAY EXACTLY HOW WE PLAN TO APPLY THIS PRESSURE ON STATES TO OPEN UP SCHOOLS? >> THERE WERE NOT A LOT OF SPECIFICS

P S AND OFFICIAL IN THE WHITE HOUSE TELLS NBC NEWS THAT THE ADMINISTRATION WILL RELY ON THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS FORMY GUIDELINES THEY WILL FOCUS ON HHS DATA THAT SHOWS HOW DAMAGING ALL OF THIS BEING OUT AT OF SCHOOL IS FOR CHILDREN MEANWHILE, A NUMBER OF NATIONAL TEACHER ORGANIZATIONS ARE CALLING ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR A COHESIVE PLAN THAT INCLUDES AMONG OTHER THINGS, LOTS OF MONEYUGES >>> THE SUPREME COURT CONFIRMED OVERNIGHT THE CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS FELL 2 WEEKS AGO WHILE WALKING FOR EXERCISE NEAR HIS HOME IN THE MARYLAND SUBURBS OF WASHINGTON

ROBERT TO IS 65 INJURED HIS FOREHEAD C, NEEDED STITCHES AND SPENT THE NIGHT AT A HOSPITAL OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTIONN THE SPOKESWOMAN SAID DOCTORS ROLLED OUT A SEIZURE AND BELIEVE THE FALL WAS LIKELY DUE TO LIGHTHEADEDNESS CAUSED BY DEHYDRATIONLI "THE WASHINGTON POST" WHICH FIRST REPORTED THE FALL SAID THE COURT CONFIRMED IT AFTER THE PAPER ASKED ABOUT IT IN RESPONSE TO A TIP SOME OTHER JUSTICEST HAVE VOLUNTEERED INFORMATION ABOUT HEALTH SETBACKS REQUIRING HOSPITALIZATIONS

ROBERTS WHO WAS APPOINTED TO BE CHIEF JUSTICE BY PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH IN 2005, SUFFERED TWO SEIZURES IN THE PAST MOST RECENTLY IN 2007 BUT DOCTORS FOUND NO IDENTIFIABLE CAUSE THE COURT SAID AT THE TIME HE UNDERWENT A EC THOROUGH NEUROLOGICAL EVALUATION WHICH REVEALED NO CAUSE FOR CONCERN

THE CHIEF JUSTICE HAD AN UNUSUALLY PUBLIC ROLE EARLIER THIS YEAR PRESIDING OVER PRESIDENT TRUMP SENATE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL IN JUST THE PAST WEEKL R, ROBERTS HAS PLAYED DECIDING ROLE IN THE COURTS RULING ON DACA AND ABORTION WITH MORE HIGH PROFILE DECISIONS YET TO COME THIS TERM RMRM IS IT UNUSUAL THAT THE PUBLIC IS JUST FINDING OUT ABOUT THIS NOW? UT THE INJURY DID HAPPEN WEEKS AGO >> THERE IS NO SET POLICY

IT IS UP TO THE LL INDIVIDUAL JUSTICE IV JUSTICE GINSBURG REVEALS THEIR HEALTH ISSUES WE DID NOT FIND OUT THAT JUSTICE KENNEDY HAD A HEART PROCEDURE UNTIL 10 MONTHS LATER >>> IN OUR NEW TELL-ALL BOOK PRESIDENT TRUMP A STRANGE NIECE, MARY TRUMP MENTIONS NO WORDS EXPLAINING MOTIVATIONS

I HAD TO TAKE DONALD DOWN ABOUT WHY SHE GAVE THE PRESIDENTS TALKS DOCUMENTS TO THE NEW YORK TIMES G ADDING, IF HE IS AFFORDED A SECOND TERM IT WOULD BE THE END OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY BUT A CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST AND I SISTER UNCLE MEETS ALL THE CRITERIA OF A NARCISSIST DETAILS OF A DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY WITH A DADDY WAS SO DOMINEERING, FRED TRUMP SENIOR, PERVERTED HIS SON'S PERCEPTION OF THE WORLD AND DAMAGED HIS ABILITY TO LIVE IN IT MARY TRUMP IS THE DAUGHTER OF PRESIDENT TRUMPS ALL THE DO OTHER, FRED JUNIOR WHO SHE SAID WAS MOCKED AND EVEN SCORNED BY HIS FATHER, WHO SHE WRITES, DONALD IS WORTH 10 OF YOU

FRED JUNIOR LATER DIED OF AN ALCOHOERLIE ELATED ILLNESS >> I HAD A BROTHER FRED GREAT GUY BEST LOOKING GUY BUT HE HAD A PROBLEM

HE HAD A PROBLEM WITH ALCOHOL >> SHE CLAIMS THE PRESIDENT SISTER, RETIRED FEDERAL JUDGE SAID, HE IS A CLOWN THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN AT ABOUT THE PRESIDENTS BOASTS ABOUT HIS EN BRILLIANCE — >> I THINK I AM A TOTALLY BRILLIANT HUMAN BEING >> Reporter: SHE TRAINS HER UNCLE CHEATED ON HIS SAT PAYING A FRIEND TO TAKE IT FOR HIM

AND ALLEGATION THE WHITE HOUSE CALLS COMPLETELY FALSEEGLS MARY TRUMP CONTESTED HER GRANDFATHERS WILL AND BILLING THE PRESIDENT THAT OTHER RELATIVES FOR NOT GETTING A LARGER INHERITANCE THE WHITE HOUSE DISMISSING HER BOOK IS WRITTEN IN HER OWN G FINANCIAL SELF- INTERESTTESI SINGH THE PRESIDENTS FATHER WAS WARM AND VERY GOOD TO HIM >> IT IS RIDICULOUS AND ABSURD ALLEGATIONS THAT HAVE NO BEARING INTEREST

I HAVE YET TO SEE THE EG BOOK BUT >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENTS BROTHER IS TRYING TO BLOCK THE PUBLICATIONYI THE PUBLISHER SAID THAT WILL NOT STOP IT FROM A BEING RELEASED >>> OVERNIGHT NEW CALLS FOR JUSTICE PROTESTERS DEMANDING ANSWERS IN THE POLICE KILLING OF JAMES GARCIA

THE CONFRONTATION CAPTURED ON A BYSTANDER CELL PHONE CAMERA ON THE FOURTH OF JULY OFFICERS SHOUTING AT GARCIA, SITTING INSIDE HIS PARKED CAR THAN FIRING A BARRAGE OF BULLETS THE VIDEO DOES NOT SHOW WHAT HAPPENS BEFORE THE GUNFIRE OR WHAT ELSE LED UP TO THE INCIDENT IF >> THE OFFICERS DID NOT HAVE A WARRANT

>> Reporter: PHOENIX POLICE SAY THEY WERE RESPONDING TO A 911 CALL WHO SAID SOMEONE WAS THREATENING HIM WITH A KNIFE POLICE SAY THE COLOR DIRECTED THEM TO A HOUSE ONCE THEY ARRIVED THEY SPOKE WITH SEVERAL PEOPLE, E A INCLUDING GARCIA ASKING FOR 10 MINUTES TO LEAVE HIS CAR SO THEY COULD SECURE THE SCENEISOU >> THAT IS WHEN MR

GARCIA DECIDED HE WAS NOT GOING TO INTERACT WITH OFFICERS AND HE ROLLED UP HIS WINDOWERD >> Reporter: POLICE SAY GARCIA POINTED A GUN AT AN OFFICER THE DEPARTMENT HAS RELEASED THIS BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE AN OFFICER WHO ARRIVED AFTER THE SHOOTING AND RECEIVED A WEAPON FROM THE CAR GARCIA'S FAMILY IS DEVASTATED BY HIS DEATH

HIS MOTHER TELLING NBC NEWS, EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS HIIS WRONG HIS SISTER IS JOINING PROTESTERS >> HIS SISTER AND OTHER PROTESTERS IN PHOENIX, WHAT ARE THEY SPECIFICALLY DEMANDING IN THE INVESTIGATION?LYLY >> PROTESTERS WANT THE BODY CAMERA VIDEO RELEASED IN ITS ENTIRETY SHOWING THE WHOLE INCIDENTAM ON TOP OF AN INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION THE POLICE CHIEF SAYS SHE IS DEDICATED TO MORE TRANSPARENCY AND HAS CALLED ON THE FBI TO CONDUCT AN INDEPENDENT, CIVIL RIGHTS INVESTIGATION

INIE >>> OVERNIGHT BRAZIL'S PRESIDENTSI POSTING A VIDEO OF HIMSELF TAKING I JUST THE CLERK WHEN WITH A THUMBS UP AND SA SMILE THE CONTROVERSIAL DRUG NOT PROVING TO WORK AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS HAS BEEN PROMOTED REPEATEDLY BY PRESIDENT TRUMP DE HE TOLD REPORTERS HE STARTED FEELING UNWELL OVER THE WEEKEND AND WAS WORST ON MONDAY TESTING POSITIVE WHO WANTS TO SEE MY FACE? HE SAYS

DAYS EARLIER AT A BARBECUE, NO MASKS OR SOCIAL DISTANCING IN CI THIS PHOTO THE US AMBASSADOR TESTING NEGATIVE NOW IN QUARANTINE AS OWA PRECAUTION HE HAS DOWNPLAYED THE THREAT OF CORONAVIRUS TO HIM AND HIS COUNTRY

ATTENDING PACKED RALLIES RIDING A HORSE AND EVEN A E,JET SKI WITH MY ATHLETIC HISTORY IF I WERE INFECTED I WOULD HAVE NO REASON TO WORRY, HE TOLD BRAZILIANS IN APRILSO HIS OPPONENTS PROTESTING BANGING POTS AND PANS BRAZIL INFECTIONS SOARING

SECOND ONLY TO AMERICA NOW 15 MILLION CASES AND 66,000 DEATHS HE RESPONDED, SO WHAT, WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO? THIS MORNING THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION IS WISHING THEM OR WELL >> WE WISH HIS EXCELLENCY WELL AND HE WILL BE BACK TO OFFICE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

THE BRAZILIAN PRESS ASSOCIATION SAID IT WILL FILE A LAWSUIT ACCUSING THE PRESIDENT OF ENDANGERINGDA OTHERS ONE THING THAT IS WHIRRING PEOPLE IS THAT MILLIONS OF BRAZILIANS WILL LOOK TO THE HEALTH OF THEIR W RESIDENT TO DETERMINE HOW THEY BEHAVE IN THE MONTHS AHEAD >>> A SUMMER RIGHT OF PASSAGE FOR MORE THAN 26 MILLION KIDS SPENDING TIME OUTDOORS, LEARNING HOW TO BE INDEPENDENT AND NOW INVEST GETTING NATURE BUT ONLY 25% OF CAMPERS ARE EXPECTED

SUMMER CAMP IN THE TIME OF COVID-19 CARRIES NEW RISK CAUSING CAMP LEADERS TO TAKE E NEW PRECAUTIONS I AM AT A CAMP IN PENNSYLVANIA IT IS BEAUTIFUL B AND SPRAWLING IT IS OPEN THIS YEAR BUT OUR REDUCED CAPACITY

JUST 60% OF THE NORMAL NUMBER OF CAMPERS I AM WITH THE CAMP DIRECTOR HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH YOUR PLAN TO KEEP THEM SAFE? >> WE ARE FOLLOWING CDC GUIDELINES WE WERE LOOKING AT RESEARCH AND WE WERE LOOKING AT OUR OWN PROGRAMS AND WHAT GUIDELINESCHOG ARE YOU IMPLEMENTING >> WE HAVE NEVER HAD A CAR LINE BEFORE

WE IMPLEMENTED THAT >> Reporter: YOU SEE THAT RIGHT AWAY TEMPERATURE CHECKS BEFORE CAMPERS AND COUNSELORS STEP FOOT ON STHE CAMPGROUND >> THEY HAVE A READING OF BELOW 99

6 THEY MAY ENTER >> Reporter: FOR SOME PARENTS IT WAS A TOUGH CALL WHAT WERE YOUR CONCERNS? >> COMING TO CAMP WAS A BIG DECISION THIS YEAR AFTER THE KIDS HAVE BEEN OUT BUT IT WAS SOMETHING WE THOUGHT THEY REALLY NEEDED >> NGYWE THOUGHT, THESE GUYS TAKE THE BEST PRECAUTIONS THEY CAN AND WE WILL TRY

>> Reporter: MOST CAMPERS ARE NOT WEARING A MASK >> WE ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE OUTDOORS THE CAMPERS DO NOT NEED TO WEAR MASKS OUR GROUPS ARE WITH EACH OTHER ALL DAY EVERY DAY

YOU ARE TRYING TO KEEP YA QUARANTINE K FOR THE CAMPERS >> Reporter: CAMPERS ARE ASSIGNED TO A SMALL GROUP IN THE STAY WITH THE GROUP FOR THE ENTIRE SESSION BUT THE ACTIVITIES ARE DIFFERENT THIS YEARART HAND SANITIZER IS MANDATORY BEFORE AND AFTER

>> I WAS KIND OF WORRIED BECAUSE I LOVE THE CAMP IT IS A FUN WAY TO SPEND THE SUMMER >> Reporter: THE EQUIPMENT THEY TOUCH, COUNSELORS USE A SPRAY TO SANITIZE EVERYTHING BETWEEN CAMPERS AT THE POOL, FEWER KIDS IN THE WATER >> TYPICALLY THERE WOULD BE THREE GROUPS

NOW THERE ARE TWO GROUPS >> Reporter: LADDERS CLEANED AFTER EACH SWIMRO AND THE BIGGEST CHANGE, IN THE LUNCHROOM THEY WILL NOT EAT IN HERE LIKE THEY DID LAST YEAR >> THIS YEAR THEY WILL DO PICNIC LUNCHES

WE WANT THEM OUTSIDE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE >> Reporter: WHAT HAPPENS IF A CHILD COMES DOWN WITH CORONAVIRUS? >> THE GROUP INCLUDING THE COUNSELOR WOULD BE ASKED TO QUARANTINE FOR TWO WEEKS >> Reporter: CAMPERS SAY ON THE CHANGES HAVE NOT AFFECTED THE BEST PART, GETTING OUTSIDE AND BEING WITH FRIENDS B >> I WAS READY FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT AND GET OUT OF THE HOUSE T >> Reporter: CAMPS GOING THE EXTRA MILE TO MAKE IT A FUN AND SAFE SUMMER

>>> >> 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 a

m Eastern >>> THE REAL CATASTROPHE >>> IT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE

>>> YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ACTUALLY ORDERED I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CAN TURN THIS AROUND SO THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR ARRESTED CLINICAL CHANGE PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET APART ARE YOU WORRIED THIS MAY DOVETAIL ? AIRPLANE CABINS? NBC'S BLAYNE ALEXANDER TAKES US BEHIND THE SCENES >> Reporter: AS MORE PEOPLE GET BACK ON BOARD WITH AIR TRAVEL, >>> AS MORE PEOPLE GET BACK ON BOARD WITH AIR TRAVEL, MANY ARE WONDERING HOW SAFE IS THE AIR INSIDE THE PLANE

INSIDE THE CABIN AIR FLOWS FROM TOP TO BOTTOM IT COMES IN FROM THE VENTS ABOVE AND IS SUCKED OUT THROUGH THE FLOOR IT IS RUN TO HAVE FILTERS THE FILTERED AIR IS MIXED WITH FRESH AIR FROM OUTSIDE ON DELTA AIRLINES THEY ARE CHANGING THE FILTERS TWICE AS OFTEN AS RECOMMENDED

>> YOU MAY NOTICE IT IS DIRTY ON THE TOP BUT IT WILL BE CLEAN ON THE BOTTOM IT SHOWS US THAT THE FILTER IS WORKING >> Reporter: ON EVERY AIRLINE AN ENTIRELY NEW BATCH OF AIR FLOWS INTO THE CABIN EVERY 2-4 MINUTES >> THE AIR QUALITY IS BETTER IN AIRPLANES >> USUALLY THE AIR IS CLEANER THAN YOU WOULD FIND INSIDE OF THE GROCERY STORE

>> IT IS CLEANER THAN PROBABLY MOST PEOPLE'S HOMES OR IN SCHOOLS >> Reporter: A HARVARD RESEARCHER STUDIES AIRPLANE AIR-QUALITY >> I AM SITTING IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO SOMEBODY, IT ALMOST TAKES AWAY THE BENEFITS YOU GET FROM CLEAN-AIR >> IT DOES NOT TAKE AWAY THE BENEFITS TO CLEAN AIR BUT CERTAINLY WE CANNOT DO ALL THE PHYSICAL TESTING WE WANT TO ON AN AIRPLANE >> Reporter: THAT IS WHY OTHER PRECAUTIONS ARE SO CRUCIAL

ON THIS DELTA PLANE, IT IS A SANITIZATION SPRAY CREWS SPRAY DOWN THE ENTIRE AIRCRAFT BETWEEN EVERY FLIGHT MASKS ARE REQUIRED THEY ARE HOPING TO REASSURE PASSENGERS IT IS SAFE TO FLY >>> A TALE OF TWO GRAPHS

ON THE ONE HAND A DISTURBING RISE IN NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES ON THE OTHER, THE HEARTENING NEWS THAT THE NUMBER OF DEATHS IS GOING DOWN FOR MORE THAN 2000 A DAY IN MAY 2 NOW ROUGHLY 300 BUT NEITHER GRAPH ALONE TELLS THE FOURTH STORY WE REACHED OUT TO FIVE DOCTORS IN HARD-HIT AREAS OF THE COUNTRY TO FIND OUT WHAT IS BEHIND THE NUMBERS

TESTING THE COUNTRY IS GETTING BETTER AT FINDING THE VIRUS IN EARLY APRIL 100,000 PEOPLE A DAY WERE BEING TESTED TODAY THE NUMBER IS ROUGHLY 600,000 BUT IT DOES NOT ENTIRELY EXPLAIN HOW QUICKLY THE CASE NUMBERS ARE GOING UP

HOW MUCH DOES INCREASED TESTING IN ARIZONA EXPLAIN AN INCREASE IN THE CASES? >> NOT AT ALL 24% IS WHAT IS POSITIVE AND IT IS A TERRIBLE NUMBER >> Reporter: AGES ANOTHER NUMBER FEWER PEOPLE ARE DYING BECAUSE YOUNGER PEOPLE ARE GETTING THE VIRUS YOUNG PEOPLE ARE GOING OUT

THEY ARE VISITING PLACES THAT HAVE REOPENED >> THEY ARE GOING TO PARTIES, UNFORTUNATELY AND TAKING SOME RISK >> Reporter: IN ARIZONA AT LEAST HALF OF ALL POSITIVE CASES ON PEOPLE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 20 AND 44 >> THEY ARE SPREADING THIS TO THOSE WHO ARE IN THEIR 60s, 70s, 80s AND THE MORE VULNERABLE POPULATIONS >> Reporter: DEATHS WILL LAG BEHIND CASES

>> PATIENTS ARE BECOMING SYMPTOMATIC BY DAY EIGHT AND NINE COMPLICATIONS FROM COVID-19 AND MORTALITY CAN LAG SEVERAL WEEKS >> Reporter: KEEPING DEATH NUMBERS DOWN IS BETTER TREATMENT >> WE USED TO INTUBATE EVERYONE THAN WE FOUND THERE ARE OTHER OXYGEN TREATMENT THERAPIES NOW

>> WE TRIED TO AVOID INTUBATION AS LONG AS WE CAN WE USE PRUNING WHICH IS PUTTING PEOPLE ON THEIR STOMACHS AND THAT HAS BEEN EXTRAORDINARILY HELPFUL >> Reporter: THERE ARE NEW DRUGS LIKE REMDESIVIR, SHORTENING HOSPITAL STAYS AS WELL AS A STEROID FOR LUNG INFECTIONS TODAY WHILE PRESIDENT TRUMP ASKED THE COUNTRY TO CELEBRATE THE DEATH RATE, DR FAUCI WARNED AMERICANS NOT TO FALL INTO A FALSE COMPLACENCY

>> IT IS A FALSE NARRATIVE TO TAKE COMFORT IN A LOWER RATE OF DEATH >> Reporter: AS FOR THE EXPERIENCE WE SPOKE TO, WE ASKED THEM THE SAME QUESTION DO YOU EXPECT THE DEATH RATE TO GO UP? >> YES I DO >> THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO DIED FROM COVID-19 WILL INCREASE

>> UNFORTUNATELY, YES >> Reporter: ALL FIVE REACHING AN UNSETTLING CONSENSUS >>> A NEW STATE ORDER NOW DIRECTING FLORIDA SCHOOLS TO REOPEN THEIR DOORS NEXT MONTH DESPITE THE MASSIVE SPIKE IN CASES THAT AS PARTS OF THE STATES TIGHTENING RESTRICTIONS ON BUSINESSES ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT HEALTH CONCERNS? >> I AM VERY WORRIED ABOUT SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF THE KIDS AND THE SAFETY OF THE SCHOOL STAFF

>> Reporter: THE ORDER LEAVES ROOM FOR DISTRICT TO DECIDE AND BROWARD COUNTY, THE SUPERINTENDENT SAID RETURNING AND AUGUST WITH FULL ENROLLMENT IS NOT REALISTIC >> WE WILL NEVER COMPROMISE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND STAFF THAT IS OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY >> Reporter: A RECENT SURVEY ASKED TEACHERS TO WEIGH IN 32% SUPPORT A HYBRID MODEL OF IN PERSON AND DISTANCE- LEARNING

29% SUPPORT ONLY DISTANCE- LEARNING AND 21% WANT TO RETURN TO CLASS ADDITIONALLY, 45% OF EDUCATORS BELIEVE IF SCHOOLS DO NOT REOPEN, STUDENTS WILL CONTINUE TO FALL BEHIND ACADEMICALLY >> I WOULD RATHER LET THEM STAY ONE WEEK IN A SCHOOL AND THE OTHER WE GET HOME >> Reporter: TODAY A WHITE HOUSE MEETING CONVENED AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED MONDAY THAT SCHOOLS MUST OPEN IN THE FALL >> WE WANT TO GET THEM OPEN QUICKLY, BEAUTIFULLY IN THE FALL

AND AS YOU KNOW, THIS IS A DISEASE A HORRIBLE DISEASE YOUNG PEOPLE DO EXTRAORDINARILY WELL >> Reporter: THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS PROMISED EXTRA FUNDS TO MAKE SCHOOL SAFE BUT STATE LEADERS WORRY THEY ARE NOT READY

>> I THINK WHAT WE ARE CREATING WILL BE MASS CHAOS AS SCHOOLS BEGIN TO REOPEN >> Reporter: DESPITE HIS FEARS, HE SAID HE IS PLANNING TO SEND HIS GIRLS BACK TO SCHOOL IN MIAMI- DADE COUNTY >> I THINK DEVELOPING SOCIAL SKILLS IS AN IMPORTANT THING YOU DO AT THIS AGE I THINK IT HAS BEEN A REAL CHALLENGE >> Reporter: AN ONGOING CHALLENGE TO KEEP LEARNING AND CHILDREN HEALTHY

>>> THE NATION'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE DOCTOR WARNING WE ARE STILL IN JUST THE FIRST WAVE OF THE PANDEMIC WE HAVE A LOT TO COVER TONIGHT THIS BEGIN WITH MIGUEL >> Reporter: IN THE FIRST WEEK OF JULY, A STAGGERING NEW RECORD NUMBER OF INFECTIONS MORE THAN 380,000 CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS

>> WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF ROOM >> Reporter: HOSPITALS IN HOTSPOTS ARE AT A NEAR BREAKING POINT TEXAS, FLORIDA AND ARIZONA SEE A SURGE IN PATIENCE AND A STRAIN ON ICU BEDS THE SICKEST TO ARRIVE MAY NEVER LEAVE >> THE PATIENTS WHEN THEY COME IN, IF YOU DON'T HUG YOUR FAMILY, RIGHT THEN, WHO IS TO SAY YOU WILL BE ABLE TO HUG THEM AGAIN >> Reporter: WITH NEW CASES CLIMBING IN 37 STATES, TODAY IS SEEN ACROSS THE COUNTRY

HE IS SLEEPING IN HIS CAR OVERNIGHT TO BE TESTED >> IN THE LAST THREE DAYS, I GOT IN LINE WITH 50 CARS >> Reporter: THE NATIONS LARGEST TESTING SITE, DODGER STADIUM, SHUT DOWN FOR DAYS LINES FORMED AT DAWN IN NEW ORLEANS BUT TEST RAN OUT FIVE MINUTES AFTER THE DOORS OPENED IN PHOENIX WHERE THE TEMPERATURE SOARED INTO THE TRIPLE DIGITS, IT CAN TAKE EIGHT HOURS TO GET A TEST AND 10 BUSINESS DAYS TO GET RESULTS

>> WE ASK FOR A LITTLE UNDERSTANDING AND PATIENCE >> Reporter: MANY OF THE INFECTED ARE ASYMPTOMATIC LIKE THE ATLANTA MAYOR >> I THINK IT REALLY SPEAKS TO HOW CONTAGIOUS THIS VIRUS IS AND WE HAVE TAKEN ALL OF THE PRECAUTIONS THAT YOU CAN POSSIBLY TAKE >> Reporter: AS CALIFORNIA SOARS ABOVE 275,000 CASES, OVERWHELMED HOSPITALS IN THE SOUTHERN END OF THE STATE ARE MOVING PATIENTS SEVEN HOURS AWAY

IT COMES AS VACCINE MAKER NOVAK SAID THE GOVERNMENT WILL PAY THEM $16 BILLION TO EXPEDITE 100 MILLION DOSES OF A COVID-19 VACCINE BY EARLY NEXT YEAR A BIOTECH COMPANY IS BEGINNING LATE STAGE CLINICAL TRIALS TO PREVENT AND TREAT THE DISEASE A 60-YEAR-OLD IN STATEN ISLAND, BEAT IT ON HIS OWN RELEASED TODAY AFTER THREE MONTHS IN THE HOSPITAL

TONIGHT, A HAPPY HOMECOMING WHILE SO MANY OTHERS ARE STILL IN THE FIGHT OF THEIR LIVES ACROSS THE NATION TESTING REMAINS A BIG PROBLEM NOT JUST LONG LINES BUT THE LENGTHY AMOUNT OF TIMES IT CAN TAKE TO GET RESULTS BACK >>> WITH THE GROWING OUTRAGE IN PHOENIX AFTER OFFICERS SHOT AND KILLED A MAN IN A PARKED CAR THE LATEST INCIDENT SPARKING PROTESTS OVER POLICE TACTICS

WE HAVE THE VIDEO WHICH WE NEED TO WARN IS DISTURBING >> Reporter: THE TENSE CONFRONTATION CAPTURED ON A BYSTANDER CELL PHONE CAMERA ON THE FOURTH OF JULY OFFICER SHOUTING INTO A PARKED CAR AND FIRING A BARRAGE OF BULLETS THE VIDEO DOES NOT CLEARLY SHOW WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE MOMENTS BEFORE THE GUNFIRE OR WHAT LED TO THE INCIDENT BUT THE MAN INSIDE THE CAR, JAMES GARCIA DIED

>> THE OFFICERS DID NOT HAVE A WARRANT >> Reporter: PHOENIX POLICE SAY THEY WERE RESPONDING TO A 911 CALLER WHO SAID SOMEONE WAS THREATENING HIM WITH A KNIFE >> THE CALLER DIRECTED THEM TO A HOUSE AND ONCE THEY ARRIVED THEY SPOKE WITH SEVERAL PEOPLE INCLUDING GARCIA ASKING FOR 10 MINUTES TO LEAVE HIS CAR SO THEY COULD SECURE THE SCENE >> THAT IS WHEN MR GARCIA DECIDED HE WOULD NOT INTERACT WITH OFFICERS AND HE ROLLED UP HIS WINDOW

>> Reporter: POLICE SAY GARCIA POINTED THE GUN AT AN OFFICER THE DEPARTMENT HAS ONLY RELEASED THIS BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE FROM AN OFFICER WHO ARRIVED AFTER THE SHOOTING AND RETRIEVE THE WEAPON FROM THE CAR >> WASN'T THERE SOME OTHER WAY TO HANDLE THIS? >> ONCE AGAIN THOSE ARE THINGS THAT WILL BE LOOKED AT WHEN THE INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETE >> Reporter: PURCHASERS AND HIS FAMILY ARE DEMANDING ANSWERS >> Reporter: PHOENIX POLICE SAY THEY CANNOT FIND THE ORIGINAL 911 CALL HER AND THEY DID NOT FIND A KNIFE INSIDE OF HIS CAR

>>> IN A NEW TELL ALL BOOK, PRESIDENT TRUMP'S ESTRANGED NIECE DOES NOT EXPIRE MOTIVATIONS HE IS AFFORDED A SECOND TERM IT WOULD BE THE END OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY A CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST INSISTS HER UNCLE MEETS ALL THE CRITERIA OF A NARCISSIST AND IN HER BOOK OBTAINED BY NBC NEWS DETAILS A DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY WITH A DADDY WAS SO DOMINEERING THAT FRED TRUMP SENIOR PERVERTED HIS SONS PERCEPTION OF THE WORLD AND DAMAGED HIS ABILITY TO LIVE IN IT MARY TRUMP IS THE DAUGHTER OF HIS OLDER BROTHER WHO SHE SAID WAS OFTEN MOCKED AND SCORNED BY HIS FATHER WHO SAID, DONNELL IS WORTH 10 OF YOU

FRED JUNIOR LATER DIED OF AN ALCOHOL-RELATED ILLNESS >> I HAD A BROTHER FRED, GREAT GUY BEST LOOKING GUY BUT HE HAD A PROBLEM THE AT A PROBLEM WITH ALCOHOL

>> Reporter: SHE CLAIMS THE PRESIDENT SISTER SAID, HE IS A CLOWN AND THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN AND ABOUT THE PRESIDENTS BOAST ABOUT HIS BRILLIANCE — >> I THINK I AM A TOTALLY BRILLIANT HUMAN BEING >> Reporter: SHE CLAIMS HER UNCLE CHEATED ON HIS SAT PAYING A FRIEND TO TAKE IT FOR HIM AND ALLEGATION THE WHITE HOUSE CALLS COMPLETELY FALSE MARY TRUMP CONTESTED HER GRANDFATHERS WILL IMPLANT THE PRESIDENT AND OTHER RELIGIONS FOR NOT GETTING A LARGER INHERITANCE

THE WHITE HOUSE DISMISSING HER BOOK IS WRITTEN IN HER OWN FINANCIAL SELF- INTEREST SINGH THE PRESIDENTS FATHER WAS WARM AND VERY GOOD TO HIM >> IT IS RIDICULOUS AND ABSURD ALLEGATIONS THAT HAVE NO BEARING IN TRUTH I HAVE YET TO SEE THE BOOK >> Reporter: THE PRESIDENTS BROTHER IS TRYING TO BLOCK THE BOOK'S PUBLICATION IN STATE COURT

THE PUBLISHER SAID THAT WILL NOT STOP IT FROM BEING RELEASED >>> WELCOME BACK COMEDIAN AND SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE FELLOW IS MAKING HIS LAST LAP HE GOT SERIOUS SHARING A FRIGHTENING ENCOUNTER HE SAID HE HAD WITH THE LAPD BACK IN APRIL HE EVEN POSTED THIS SURVEILLANCE VIDEO AND HE SAID SHOWS OFFICERS APPROACHING HIM WITH GUNS DRAWN HANDCUFF HIM AND HOLD HIM DOWN WITH A NEED TO HIS NECK

WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE FOOTAGE, WHICH HE SAID HE OBTAINED THROUGH A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR POLICE RELEASING HIM AND HE SAID HE MATCHED THE DESCRIPTION OF THE SUSPECT JOINS US NOW IN TO SEE US >> GOOD MORNING

HOW ARE YOU? >> WE WANT TO FIND OUT HOW YOU ARE DOING SINCE THE ENCOUNTER WITH THE LAPD AND HOW IT HAPPENED? YOU SAY YOU ARE EXERCISING AND YOU HEAR THE POLICE YELL, GET ON THE GROUND WHAT HAPPENED? >> I WAS EXERCISING ON VENTURA BOULEVARD AND I HAVE MY HEADPHONES ON I WAS WALKING IN A LOOK TO THE LEFT OF ME AND I SEE A POLICE OFFICER WITH HIS GUN RAISED

POINTING AT ME TELLING ME TO GET ON THE GROUND ARE YOU TALKING TO ME? I HAVE NOT DONE ANYTHING THEY TELL ME TO GET MY HEADPHONES OFF AN OFFICER PUT HIS KNEE ON ME AND TRIED TO PUT ME IN COPS YOU ARE BEING DETAINED

FOR WHAT? YOU MATCHED THE DESCRIPTION OF A BLACK MAN WITH A GRAY SHIRT AND GRAY SWEATPANTS, SO THEY SAY I AM OKAY LUCKILY I GOT TO THE SITUATION AND THEY LET ME GO I TOLD THEM THAT IF THEY LOOK ME UP, A COUPLE MINUTES AFTER THAT, IT WAS OVER THEY LET ME GO

YOU ARE NOT THE GUY AND WE GOT A CALL OKAY I AM HAPPY TO BE HERE BREATHING MY OTHER BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHO WERE NOT AS FORTUNATE AS I WAS IN THAT SITUATION WHAT IS CRAZY TO ME IS, ALL THE TRAINING I DID OVER THIS QUARANTINE, IF I WOULD HAVE BEEN RUNNING THROUGH THE SITUATION AT THE TIME AND IT WOULD NOT TELL ME TO WALK AND A WOULD'VE TOLD ME TO RUN, I WOULD NOT HAVE HEARD THAT POLICE OFFICER

STORY COULD HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT IT WOULD'VE BEEN A BLACK MAN RESISTING ARREST I AM HERE TO TELL MY STORY >> THANK GOODNESS THE PARALLELS TO GEORGE FLOYD OBVIOUSLY ARE PRETTY OBVIOUS

HOW DID YOU FEEL ABOUT EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED TO YOU? THANKFUL YOU SURVIVED AND IT WAS NOT THE SAME OUTCOME >> WHEN I SAW GEORGE FLOYD'S SITUATION, AND I HAD BEEN THROUGH MINE, I GOT SERIOUSLY INFURIATED YOU CAN SEE THESE STORIES 1 MILLION TIMES ON THE NEWS, YOU CAN HEAR ABOUT THEM IT WILL NOT RESONATE WITH YOU THE SAME WAY UNTIL SOMETHING SIMILAR HAPPENS TO YOU I WAS MORE PASSIONATE FOR A CHANGE AND WANTING A DIFFERENT REFORM WITH THE POLICING SYSTEM

I WAS APPREHENSIVE TO PUT THE FOOTAGE UP BECAUSE I HAVE MY LIFE A BLACK MAN RUNNING, LOST HIS LIFE I RAN AND I HAVE MY LIFE I DID NOT WANT TO TAKE ANYTHING AWAY FROM THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT

I DID SOME SOCIAL MEDIA AND IT WENT VIRAL A POSITIVE THAT IS COME OUT OF THIS ARE THE PEOPLE OF NON- CALLER WHO HAVE HIT ME UP MY FRIENDS SAY, IT PUTS THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE FOR THEM NOW THEY COULD NOT FEEL WHAT IT WAS UNTIL SOMEBODY THEY KNEW WENT THROUGH IT NOW, I AM KIND OF BRIDGING THE GAP AND SHOWING PEOPLE

IT DOES NOT MATTER A BLACK PERSON IN AMERICA, INNOCENT BLACK PERSON IN AMERICA CAN LOSE THEIR LIFE IN ANYTIME OR THEIR LIFE SHOULD BE THREATENED IT SHOULD NOT BE LIKE THAT WE HAVE BASIC HUMAN CIVIL RIGHTS

YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? >> WE ARE GLAD YOU ARE OKAY MAYBE YOU WILL COME BACK AND SHOW YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT KANYE WEST RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT >> THE COUNTRY IS ALREADY GOING CRAZY WE HAVE CORONAVIRUS >> WE WILL PICK THIS UP A LITTLE BIT LATER

WE HAVE TO GO THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> YESTERDAY THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION RELEASED THE NAMES OF SOME 600,000 PPP LOAN RECIPIENTS BASICALLY ANYONE WHO GOT $150,000 OR MORE ACCORDING TO THE LIST, WHEN PARENTHOOD GOT $150 MILLION

TELL US ABOUT SOME OTHER BIG NAMES THAT GOT LOANS >> TO BOUNCE AROUND THE ROOM A LITTLE BIT THERE WERE A BUNCH OF THINGS THAT JUMPED OUT AND WE FOCUSED ON PLANNED PARENTHOOD THERE IS BEEN A POLITICAL FIGHT OVER WHETHER THEY WERE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PPP LOANS PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS TRIED TO BLOCK THEM FROM GETTING ACCESS IN THE PAST

PLANNED PARENTHOOD SAID IT IS COMPLETELY ELIGIBLE AS A NONPROFIT LIKE MANY OTHERS WE COUNTED 43 AFFILIATES GETTING BETWEEN $65 MILLION AND $150 MILLION TOTAL FOR ALL OF THOSE AFFILIATES SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND PUT OUT THE LOAN SIZES AND RANGES RATHER THAN EXACT NUMBERS IN ADDITION TO THAT HE SAW A HEBREW SCHOOL GOT A PPP LOAN THE CLOTHING BRAND OF KANYE WEST GOT MONEY

AND ANTI-TAX LOBBYING GROUP, THEY WANT TO SHRINK GOVERNMENT, NOW THE TAX REFORM FOUNDATION IS TAKING MONEY LOTS OF CELEBRITIES LOTS OF INVESTMENT BANKS PRIVATE JET MANAGEMENT COMPANIES THAT GOT PPP LOANS THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE NEEDED IT HE GOT PPP LOANS BUT A LOT OF THE MONEY WENT OUT TO PLACES THAT LAWMAKERS ARE NOW RAISING THEIR EYEBROWS OVER

>> I WANT TO ASK YOU MORE ABOUT PLANNED PARENTHOOD A REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN TWEETED HIS OUTRAGE THAT PLANNED PARENTHOOD GOT MONEY BUT TAKING ABORTION RIGHTS OUT OF THE CONVERSATION, YOU MENTIONED THIS THERE WERE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER PLANNED PARENTHOOD SHOULD HAVE QUALIFIED BECAUSE OF ITS AFFILIATION ARE WE CLEAR ON THAT? >> THERE IS SOME DEBATE

THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION SAID THEY DON'T THINK PLANNED PARENTHOOD SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN THIS MONEY BUT THE TRUTH IS, THE RULES GOVERNING THIS PRETTY MUCH APPLY ACROSS THE BOARD THERE WERE NOT VERY MANY STRICTURES PUT INTO THAT LAW >> THE BIG QUESTION THAT WE KEEP BRINGING UP , YOU AND I HAVE TALKED ABOUT THIS HOW MONEY INTENDED FOR SMALL BUSINESSES STRUGGLING TO THE PANDEMIC WENT TO THE WEALTHY AND WELL- CONNECTED? THE BILLIONAIRE HAMPTON DEVELOPER GOT A PPP LOAN

EVEN THOUGH HE MADE $2 MILLION THIS YEAR JUST RENTING OUT HIS 40 MILLION JUST RENTING OUT HIS $40 MILLION ESTATE >> F SCOTT FITZGERALD WOULD HAVE A FIELD DAY WITH THAT THE WAY THAT IT HAPPEN, PEOPLE TALK TO THEIR ADVISORS AND IN SOME CASES TO SEEK THE LOANS THERE IS NOT A LOT OF RESTRICTION ON THE ELIGIBILITY A LOT OF THE WEALTHY AND WELL- CONNECTED WERE THE FIRST ONES TO GET LOANS

SOME SMALL BUSINESSES WENT OUT OF BUSINESS ENTIRELY AND YOU GOT A SITUATION WHERE THERE IS $132 BILLION LEFT IN THE ACCOUNT WAITING TO BE TAKEN NOT EVEN APPLY FOR AT THIS POINT BUT CERTAINLY FOLKS WHO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO AVAIL THEMSELVES DID IT THE DON'T EXPECT TO PROSECUTE PEOPLE UNDER A CERTAIN AMOUNT IF THEY TOOK THE LOAN AND SHOULD NOT HAVE

THIS IS A PROGRAM THAT HAS NOT COME UNDER AS MUCH SCRUTINY AS OTHER ONES BECAUSE THE TRANSPARENCY IS NOT THERE WE HAVE NOT GOTTEN THE NAMES OF EVERYONE WILL BE AN ONGOING STORY >> I LOVE HAVING YOU ON WHAT YOU SAID INDICATES THE ANSWER TO MY NEXT QUESTION

WE HAVE SEEN PUBLIC OUTRAGE OVER SOME OF THE LOANS AWARDED SOME COMPANIES HAVE GIVEN THE MONEY BACK DO WE HAVE ANY INDICATION THAT CONGRESS, SOME GOVERNMENT ENTITY WILL INVESTIGATE HOW THE MONEY WAS DISTRIBUTED? OR CONSIDERING INCREASING OVERSIGHT SO SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF IN THE FUTURE GOES TO SMALL BUSINESSES >> CONGRESS CAN ALWAYS RE- LEGISLATE THEY CAN CHANGE THE RULES GOING FORWARD

THEY CAN DO OVERSIGHT OF THE ADMINISTRATION AND WHETHER THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT AND THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION HANDLED THESE LOANS APPROPRIATELY IN TERMS OF FINDING THE BAD GUYS, SO TO SPEAK, THERE WILL BE SOME PROSECUTIONS OVER PPP WE HAVE SEEN SOME CHATTER ABOUT THAT IN TERMS OF OUT AND OUT FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY THE RULES HERE WERE VERY LOOSE >>> THERE IS NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME TO FULLY REALIZE THE DREAM UPON WHICH THIS GREAT COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED

>>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >>> INTRODUCING PEACOCK IT IS TRAINING PREMIERING >>> WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN

I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS IT IS OKAY TO NOTICE YOU ARE DIFFERENT BUT YOU DON'T HAVE TO FEEL LESS THAN I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS >>> THE FIRST FEW DAYS IN THE HOSPITAL I WAS IN FAIRLY STABLE CONDITION >>> THEY THINK THAT ONCE YOU'RE OUT OF THE HOSPITAL EVERYTHING IS ALL GOOD

WHICH IS NOT THE CASE FOR ALL OF US >> THE HARDEST PART ABOUT THE RECOVERY WAS BEING SO WEAK I AM A PRETTY STRONG GUY WHEN IT COMES TO WORKING OUT AND TAKING CARE OF MYSELF YOU LEARN TO CHERISH THOSE THINGS >> I HAD NO MUSCLE STRENGTH

>> I LOST ABOUT 20 POUNDS >> ANXIETY OVER WHETHER I WOULD RETURN TO MY PRE- COVID-19 SELF >> I HAD A VISITING NURSE AND AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST MY BREATHING IS BETTER >> EVEN WITH THIS

>>> THIS MESSAGE IS TO ALL MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS OUT THERE WHO HAVE SEEN A SPIKE IN THE COVID-19 CASES >> I WANT TO KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GOING THROUGH >> IT IS FRUSTRATING BECAUSE WE COULD'VE TAKEN PREVENTATIVE MEASURES BY SOCIAL DISTANCING , WEARING MASKS >> I SAW PEOPLE IN THE 20s AND PEOPLE IN THE 30s

AND PEOPLE IN THEIR 40s THEY WERE HEALTHY PEOPLE THEY DON'T KNOW RACE OR POLITICAL >> IT WILL BE TOUGH YOU WILL SEE A LOT OF SUFFERING

AND YOU WILL BE OVERWHELMED AND SAD BY THE PEOPLE GETTING SICK NOT ONLY THE PATIENTS YOU TREAT >> A LOT OF PEOPLE WANT TO CRY WE HAVE SEEN FAMILY SAYING GOODBYE TO LOVED ONES >>> AS A PHYSICIAN WHO TREATED COVID-19 PATIENTS ON THE FRONTLINE IN NEW YORK CITY

>> YOU WILL GET TO THE OTHER SIDE >> THERE IS LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL IN NEW YORK CITY THE CASES HAVE DROPPED SIGNIFICANTLY >> WE ARE RUNNING >> IF YOU GET THIS MAKE SURE YOU QUARANTINE

>> YOU HAVE TO FIND SOMETHING TO HELP WITH YOUR PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SPIRITUAL STATE >> RELY ON YOUR COLLEAGUES >> YOUR CHAPTER IN THE STORY HAS YET TO BE WRITTEN AND IT WILL BE SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF >>> THERE HAVE BEEN SOME AMAZING STORIES

PEOPLE THAT WE DID NOT THINK WOULD MAKE IT THE TOLD US THEY WERE GOING TO MAKE IT AND THEY DID >> IT IS TIRING THEY ARE ISOLATED WHAT THAT MEANS AND WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE IS IT COULD TAKE ANYWHERE FROM 10- 30 MINUTES TO GET PREPPED TO GO INTO A ROOM

EVERYTHING TAKES TWICE AS LONG >> PEOPLE CAN MAKE DECISIONS THAT COULD DECIMATE ENTIRE FAMILIES >> DESPITE THE STATISTICS AND THE TRENDS AND NUMBERS, THE PERCENTAGES AND EVERYTHING LIKE THAT IS THE ONLY NUMBER THAT MATTERS IS 1 WE TAKE CARE OF ONE PATIENT AT A TIME WE WANT TO PREVENT ONE INFECTION AT A TIME

>> WE CANNOT CHANGE THE FABRIC OF OUR CULTURE BUT YOU COULD MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE BY WEARING A SMALL PIECE OF FABRIC >> WE NEED TO PROTECT EACH OTHER WHERE THE MASK TAKE THE PRECAUTION

>>> EVERY PART OF THE WORLD >>> TO FIND THAT CRUCIAL BALANCE BETWEEN RESTRICTIONS AND REOPENING WITHOUT TRIGGERING A SECOND WAVE OF INFECTIONS IN SOME PLACES IT IS SORT OF WORKING AND OTHERS WHERE THE RULES HAVE BEEN EASED, IT IS GETTING MUCH WORSE >>> FEW COUNTRIES ARE STRUGGLING LIKE INDIA WHICH HAS OVERTAKEN RUSSIA TO BECOME THE THIRD WORST AFFECTED NATION BEHIND THE US

AND BRAZIL DESPITE IMPOSING ONE OF THE EARLIEST AND HEAVIEST COUNTRYWIDE LOCKDOWNS NOW THE DEATH TOLL, 20,000 THE NUMBER OF CASES OVER 700,000 THE PEAK IS NOWHERE IN SIGHT INDIA'S MEDICAL RESOURCES JUST CANNOT KEEP UP

TESTING HAS ALSO INCREASED, ESPECIALLY IN THE SOUTHERN STATES THAT IS WHY THESE BIG SPIKES ARE HAPPENING UP TO 25,000 NEW CASES A DAY BUT HARDEST HIT ARE THE MAJOR CITIES NEW DELHI, MUMBAI

HOSPITALS ARE SO OVERCROWDED THEY ARE SETTING UP MAKESHIFT MORGUES DOCTORS ARE GOING DOOR TO DOOR TO FIND PEOPLE WHO MAY BE INFECTED MANY OF THE NATIONWIDE RESTRICTIONS THAT WERE LIFTED IN JUNE TO HELP KICKSTART THE ECONOMY ARE NOW BEING REIMPOSED IN PARTS OF INDIA TO GET THINGS UNDER CONTROL THIS SEEMS TO BE THE PATTERN EVERYWHERE IN ASIA JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA, SINGAPORE AND CHINA IN AUSTRALIA THE CITY OF MELBOURNE IS UNDER TOTAL LOCKDOWN AGAIN

FOR SIX WEEKS BECAUSE OF A SURGE OF CASES THAT IS THREATENING TO SPIRAL OUT OF CONTROL SEWN MASKS ARE MANDATORY AGAIN 5 MILLION PEOPLE CANNOT LEAVE HOME EXCEPT FOR ESSENTIAL ACTIVITIES LIKE WORK OR FOOD SHOPPING THEY CANNOT EVEN LEAVE THE CITY LIMITS OFFICIALS SAY BRING COMPLACENCY >> WE HAVE TO BE CLEAR

PRETENDING THAT IT IS, IS NOT THE ANSWER >> Reporter: IN BEIJING PEOPLE RELY ON MASS TESTING THEY SAY IT IS CONTAINED TESTING SITES ARE SET UP AT PARKS, SOCCER FIELDS AND STADIUM PARKING LOTS MORE THAN 11 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TESTED IN BEIJING SINCE THE MIDDLE OF JUNE TODAY OFFICIALS RECORDED NO NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES ANYWHERE IN CHINA

THEY DID HAVE A CASE OF BUBONIC PLAGUE NEWS NOW LET'S GET TO OUR NBC NEWS NOW CORRESPONDENT ALEXIS, AND HOW ARE YOU DOING? >> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME IN WE HAVE A LOT TO DIVE INTO THE NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS SURPASSING 3 MILLION BUT THE WHITE HOUSE STILL EAGER TO OPEN THE SCHOOLS IN THE FALL PRESIDENT TRUMP THREATENED TO CUT FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS THAT DON'T REOPENED AND VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE WAS ASKED ABOUT BECOMING TODAY, AND TAKE A LISTEN

>> WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS MAKING CLEAR THOUGH IS THAT WE THINK IT IS ABSOLUTELY IMPERATIVE THAT EVERY STATE AND TERRITORY IN THIS COUNTRY MAKE STEPS, TAKE STEPS RATHER, TO GET THE KIDS BACK IN THE CLASSROOM TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE >> THAT HAS LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALEXANDER , RETIRING FROM THE US MILITARY AND EVEN AFTER TWO DECADES OF MILITARY SERVICE IT WAS CLEAR HIS FUTURE WOULD, FOREVER BE LIMITED, AND SAID HE WAS BULLIED BY THE PRESIDENT TALKING TO NBC EARLIER HE HAD THIS TO SAY

>> FOR ALEX PENMAN TO RETIRE FROM THE MILITARY AFTER 22 YEARS, IT IS REALLY A LOSS FOR THE COUNTRY I AM SURE THAT CONGRESS IS GOING TO BE VERY INTERESTED OVER THE COMING WEEKS AS TO EXACTLY WHAT FACTORED INTO HIS DECISION >> HARVARD AND MIT ARE SUING THE TWO ADMINISTRATION OVER AN ATTEMPT TO STRIP INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS OF THEIR VISA ICE

SAID THAT INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS COULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO STAY IN THE US IF THERE COURSES WERE FULLY ONLINE IN THE FALL SEMESTER AND THEY SAID THEY WOULD PURSUE THE CASE FIERCELY SO THAT THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND INSTITUTIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY CAN CONTINUE THEIR STUDIES WITHOUT THREAT OF DEPORTATION >>> THE SUPREME COURT SIDED WITH THE SUPREME COURT WITH TRUMP AND THE VOTE WAS 7-2 THERE FORMER PRESIDENT OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD HAD THIS REACTION

>> I ACTUALLY THINK THIS DECISION WITH WOMEN UNDERSTANDING THEY JUST LOST A BENEFIT AND NOW THE BOSS CAN DETERMINE WHETHER THEY GET BIRTH CONTROL THAT WILL ENERGIZE THEM EVEN MORE AND ALSO THE VOTERS >>> THE PANDEMIC IS HARMING THE MOST HISTORIC OF BRANDS AND BROOK BROTHERS IS FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY THE RETAILER OUTFITTED 40 OF THE LAST 45 PRESIDENT IS NOW FOLLOWING THE PATH OF JC CREW, JCPENNEY AND ALL HAVE FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION AS THE WORKERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY STAY HOME >>> THAT WRAPS UP THE HEADLINES FOR THIS HOUR AND WE WILL BE BACK LATER WITH MORE UPDATES, ALLISON

>>> IT IS A FASCINATING HISTORY IN SUCH A SHAME I ONCE COVERED TIME MAKING IN QUEENS AND THAT IS A VERY COOL BRAND WITH A LOT OF HISTORY IT IS A SHAME TO HEAR HOW THE CORONAVIRUS IS AFFECTING SO MANY COMPANIES THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTS THE SCHOOLS TO REOPEN IN THE FALL AND THE CDC RECOMMENDATION FOR BRING BACK STUDENTS SAFELY, THREATENING TO CUT OFF FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE SCHOOLS THAT DO NOT REOPEN

EDUCATION SECRETARY BETSY DEVOS ECHO THE PRESENT AT THE TASK FORCE BRIEFING TODAY >> IT'S NOT A MATTER OF IF SCHOOLS SHOULD REOPEN BUT SIMPLY A MATTER OF HOW THEY MUST FULLY OPEN AND BE FULLY OPERATIONAL >> OUR NBC TO POLITICAL REPORTER CUP, MONICA ALBA JOINING ME NOW THE SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL TOLD NBC NEWS THAT THE WHITE HOUSE IS PLANNING ON RELEASING NEW GUIDELINES

DO WE KNOW WHEN AND WHAT THEY LOOK LIKE? >> WE EXPECT THAT TO BE IN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO, ALLISON A MONTH OR TWO AGO THE WHITE HOUSE AND PRESIDENT WANTED TO ISSUE NEW GUIDELINES ON REOPENING WITH THE WORSHIP, AND AT THE HEIGHT OF THE PANDEMIC THE CDC WANTED TO CLOSE MOST OF THEM BUT WANTED TO REOPEN THEM RESPONSIBLY THE PRESIDENT CAME OUT, AS YOU MAY REMEMBER, BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AND SAID HE WANTED THEM TO BE OPEN AND WOULD TRY TO PUSH BACK UNILATERALLY WE HAVE NOT FOR THE FIRST TIME SEEN THE CLASS WITH THE WHITE HOUSE, TASK FORCE AND CDC THINK OF HOW MANY KIDS AND PARENTS THIS WILL AFFECT

IN FACT, NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, THE SCHOOLS ARE THE TRYING TO DECIDE BY NEXT MONTH IN AUGUST HOW TO REOPEN AND WHERE YOU REALLY SAW IN THE BRIEFING TODAY THE VICE PRESIDENT AND EDUCATION SECRETARY ECHOING WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID AT THE WHITE HOUSE YESTERDAY HE SAID HE FEELS THAT THE CURRENT GUIDELINES OF THE CDC AND ITS OWN RULES AND REGULATIONS ARE TOO RESTRICTIVE THEY ARE GOING TO PUT THEIR OWN GUIDELINES OUT NEXT WEEK TIME IS CRITICAL WITH EDUCATORS MAKING A DECISION ON HOW TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL SAFELY

HOW DO YOU DO THAT WHEN YOU ONLY HAVE HALF OF THE STUDENTS THERE, AND WILL THE STUDENTS BE DETECTED, TESTED IT WAS CLEAR THAT THE PRESIDENT DOES NOT THINK IT IS ACCEPTABLE FOR THE SCHOOLS TO BE CLOSED IN THE FALL IS SETTING UP FUNDING FIGHTS POTENTIALLY OVER THAT AS WELL >> THEY ARE BOTH MAKING THE CASE FOR REOPENING THE SCHOOLS AND WHY IS THE WHITE HOUSE SO VERY DETERMINED TO HAVE THE STUDENTS IN THE CLASSROOM? >> THEY ARE CITING DATA THAT SHOWS STUDENTS, ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT ARE YOUNGER, ELEMENTARY OR MIDDLE SCHOOL AGE , ARE NOT AS SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE VIRUS POTENTIALLY DR

FAUCI POINTED OUT THAT IF THEY HAVE MORBIDITY IT IS SOMETHING TO TRACK BUT SCHOOL WAS CANCELED EARLIER IN THE YEAR, AND THEY SAY IT IS A GOOD SIGN AND THAT COULD COME BACK IF WE SEE THE BYLAS VIRUS AFFECTS THOSE OF ALL AGES IN THE LATEST ROUND WE'VE SEEN A SPIKE IN PEOPLE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 30 AND 44 WHEN THEY LOOK AT THE YOUNGER POPULATION THEY ADMIT THERE'S NOT ENOUGH DATA ON HOW THE VIRUS COULD AFFECT THEM THERE'S ALSO A QUESTION ON IF CHILDREN ARE ASYMPTOMATIC CARRIERS IF THAT COULD AFFECT THEIR OWN CHILDREN

THEY WILL CONTINUE TO STUDY THAT BEFORE GETTING TO RECOMMENDATION IT'S CLEAR AS WE REACH INTO THE FALL THEY WANT THE COUNTRY BACK OPEN AND THEY LOOK TO SCHOOLS AS AN EXAMPLE OF A PLACE THEY THINK THEY CAN SUCCESSFULLY DO THAT BUT WE WILL NOT KNOW UNTIL THEY SUCCESSFULLY ATTEMPT IT >> MONICA, VICE PRESIDENT PENCE COMMENTED ON THE PRESIDENT THREAT TO CUT FUNDING TO SCHOOLS THAT DON'T REOPENED AND WHAT DID HE SAY? >> HE WAS ASKED WHY THE PRESIDENT WAS TWEETING ABOUT THE POTENTIAL THREAT AND HE POINTED OUT QUICKLY THAT 90% OF THAT COMES FROM THE STATE I THINK WE HAVE A BIT OF THAT AND TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT HE SAID EARLIER TODAY WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION >> APART FROM HAVING UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITION CHILDREN DO NOT APPEAR TO BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO SERIOUS ILLNESS FROM THE CORONAVIRUS

THE LIST OF SERIOUS ILLNESS TO CHILDREN, THE RISK IS VERY LOW THERE ARE MEASURES WE CAN PUT IN PLACE TO MAKE SURE WE DON'T SEE A SPREAD OF THE VIRUS OR OUTBREAKS IN INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS >> ONE THING A LOT OF SCHOOLS ARE CONSIDERING IS THE HYBRID APPROACH WE CAN HAVE SOME DAYS BE IN THE CLASSROOMS, SOME DAYS AT HOME WITH VIRTUAL LEARNING THE BIGGEST PIECE OF THE PUZZLE TO ALL OF THIS IS WHAT PARENTS ARE WONDERING IF PARENTS CANNOT GO BACK TO WORK HOW DO THEY JUGGLE DISTANCE LEARNING, OR IF THEY ARE EXPECTED TO BE BACK AT WORK AND KIDS ARE AT HOME, HOW DO YOU MANAGE ALL OF THAT? THEY DON'T HAVE ANSWERS TO ALL OF THOSE QUESTIONS

BUT WHAT WAS NOTABLE IS THAT CDC DIRECTOR ROBERT REDFIELD WAS THERE AND SAID THE GODDESS WAS TOO STRONG AND ARE YOU GOING TO CHANGE IT JUST TO APPEASE HIM HE DID NOT TAKE THE QUESTION HEAD-ON AND DODGED A LITTLE BIT HE SAID HE WAS CONFIDENT WE COULD FIND A WAY TO SATISFY THE PRESIDENT, CDC AND THE MILLIONS OF STUDENTS >> IT LOOKS LIKE THE PRESIDENT'S AUTHORITY ON OPENING AND FUNDING, ARGUING THAT THE REOPENING OF SCHOOL, AND FUNDING OF EDUCATION IS THAT LARGELY STATE AND LOCALLY BASED? >> ABSOLUTELY WE SO THAT EARLIER IN THE PANDEMIC WHEN THE PRESIDENT TRIED TO INSERT HIS OWN AUTHORITY ON WHEN STATES COULD REOPEN OR LIFT STAY-AT- HOME ORDERS

OF COURSE HE DOES NOT HAVE THAT AUTHORITY GOVERNORS LAYOUT THAT TIMELINE IT'S VERY SIMILAR WITH THE SCHOOLS BUT AGAIN YOU HAVE THE OVERARCHING PRESSURE FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THEY WILL PUT OUT THEIR OWN CDC GUIDELINES

THAT MAKES IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR CERTAIN SCHOOLS AND LOCALITIES TO REOPEN AND TO SAY THEY ARE NOT SURE THEY'RE READY YET WHEN THEY GET THIS GUIDE IS FROM THE PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT OTHERS THEY MAKE THE ARGUMENT THEY'RE READY TO DO THAT THE PRESIDENT IS PUSHING IT SO THAT IN THE END IT IS UP TO THE GOVERNORS, STATES AND LOCALITIES IS MUCH LIKE THE ISSUE OF WEARING A FACEMASK THEY SAY IT IS UP TO AN INDIVIDUAL, SIMILAR TO SCHOOLS AND COUNTIES DEPENDING ON HOW THE VIRUS IS DOING SPECIFICALLY WHERE THEY ARE TO MAKE THOSE DIFFICULT DECISIONS, ALLISON

>> MONICA, IT IS SO TOUGH FOR PARENTS TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO WITH KIDS AT HOME OR AT SCHOOL, A LOT OF DIFFICULT DECISIONS ABOUT THE ACADEMIC YEAR THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> THE HOSPITALS IN SOUTH FLORIDA ARE ASKING THE STATE FOR HELP THIS WEEK 100 HEALTH CARE WORKERS ARE HEADING TO THE JACKSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL TO INCREASE CAPACITY OUR NBC CORRESPONDENT REPORTS

>> Reporter: THE HOSPITALS HERE IN FLORIDA ARE AT THE TIPPING POINT WE ARE LEARNING THAT MOST FLORIDA HOSPITALS ARE OPERATING AROUND 80% CAPACITY IN PLACES LIKE MIAMI DADE WHERE IT IS WERE SAFE ARE OPERATING CLOSE TO 90% WE KNOW AT LEAST NINE HOSPITALS IN THE MIAMI DADE AREA REACHED CAPACITY ALREADY THIS IS BECOMING A REAL STRUGGLE FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS TO BALANCE RESOURCES, STAFFING CONCERNS AND DEFINED SPACE

THESE PATIENTS HAVE TO BE TREATED IN ISOLATION THAT MEANS EVERY BED BASICALLY HAS TO BE AWAY FROM OTHER PATIENTS AND POSSIBLY INFECTING OTHER PEOPLE THIS IS A CHALLENGE THEY FACE NOW AS THE NUMBERS CONTINUE TO RISE AND MORE PATIENTS ARE COMING TO THE DOOR THE DOCTOR SAY THIS IS A SYMPTOM OF BAD BEHAVIOR AND NOT A SECOND WAVE OR ANY PART OF A SECOND WAVE BUT JUST PEOPLE THAT ARE RELAXING THEIR STANDARDS AND NOT FOLLOWING THE GUIDELINES OF WEARING A MASK OR FOLLOWING SOCIAL DISTANCING DOCTORS SAY IT IS NOW PRESENTING THEM WITH THE CHALLENGE

WHEN THE PATIENT WALKS TO THE DOOR, HOW DO WE FIND A BED FOR THEM? >> I THINK YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER WE STILL HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT AND ABOUT THEY ARE NOT COVID IN ICU WITH PATIENTS AND WE DO HAVE A SURGE CAPACITY TO PREVENT LATER AS WELL I DO WORRY A LITTLE BIT ABOUT IF WE HAVE ENOUGH PERSONNEL IF WE GET INTO A SERIOUS SITUATION THOUGH >> Reporter: HERE AND MIAMI MIAMI DADE COUNTIES THE MOST POPULAR COUNTY IN THE STATE AND ALSO THE HARDEST HIT BY COVID YESTERDAY THE MAYOR BASICALLY SAID WE WOULD BE ROLLING BACK THE REOPENING PUTTING MORE RESTRICTIONS ON THE RESTAURANTS AND GYMS

THEY ARE TRYING TO CONTAIN THE NUMBERS TO AVOID WITH A C NOW, CROWDING IN THE HOSPITALS >>> A LOT OF FIRST IN TEXAS WITH THE STATE FAIR CANCELED FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE WORLD WAR II AND THE NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS CASES TOPPING 10,000 FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY AND DALLAS HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE AT A RECORD HIGH WE HAVE OUR NBC CORRESPONDENT AT THE TEXAS HOSPITAL WE KNOW THERE ARE MORE THAN 750 PEOPLE IN THE HOSPITAL WITH COVID-19 IN DALLAS COUNTY RIGHT NOW

THAT IS A RECORD HIGH IN WHAT IS GOING ON IN TEXAS AT DALLAS WHERE YOU ARE? >> THE GOVERNOR HAS BEEN SAYING FOR MONTHS THAT THE STATE OF TEXAS HAS THE CAPACITY TO HANDLE THE HOSPITAL SURGE BUT NOW IT IS HAPPENING IN REAL TIME >> Reporter: I SPOKE WITH THE DOCTOR AT ICU THIS MONTH AND HE SAID 20 OR 30 PATIENTS LAST WEEK AND NOW THEY SEE 60 OR 70 A LOT OF THOSE FOLKS ARE SICK ENOUGH TO BE ADMITTED TO ICU I SHOULD ADD THIS IS ONE OF THE SMALLER HOSPITALS DEALING WITH THE CORONAVIRUS IN THE GREATER DALLAS AREA WHICH TELLS YOU THE SCOPE OF THE PROBLEM HERE THEY ARE LESS WORRIED ABOUT RUNNING OUT OF BED SPACE OR VENTILATORS

THE TECHNOLOGY IS CAUGHT UP FOR THE MOMENT THAT THEY ARE MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THE DEMAND ON STAFFERS, NURSES AND RESPIRATORY THERAPIST, HUMAN BEINGS THAT CAN ONLY WORK SO HARD FOR SO LONG THAT IS WHERE THE STRAIN WILL BE AS THE SEARCH CONTINUES HERE >> GARRETT, DOCTORS ARE ASKING RECOVERING COVID- 19 PATIENTS FOR HELP AND WHAT KIND OF HELP DO THEY NEED? >> Reporter: I SPOKE WITH DR JERRY WEINSTEIN THIS MORNING AND HE SAID THAT EARLY ON ON THE ORIGINAL OUTBREAK OF THE PANDEMIC HE SUCCESSFULLY TREATED A PATIENT WHERE NOTHING WAS WORKING WITH PLASMA THAT IS THE PLASMA OF DONORS FROM OTHER FOLKS THAT RECOVERED FROM COVID-19

HE SAYS IT IS A POTENTIAL GAME CHANGER IN HELPING OTHER PEOPLE RECOVER IS WHAT HE TOLD ME ABOUT THIS DEED TODAY >> WE ARE USING CONVALESCENT PLASMA ROUTINELY WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE I WOULD URGE EVERYONE THAT HAS SURVIVED THIS DISEASE AND RECOVERED TO DONATE CONVALESCENT PLASMA IT IS THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS THAT HAD THE DISEASE AND GET EEL AND WE NEED MORE CONVALESCENCE PLASMA TO TREAT THE PATIENTS TO HELP CURE THEM

>> Reporter: INTERESTING ENOUGH THIS IS THE 19th CENTURY TECHNOLOGY, THE IDEA OF TREATING WITH CONVALESCENCE PLASMA STILL BEING STUDIED AND LOOKED AT BY THE CDC AND OTHERS BUT AT THIS POINT AMAZINGLY SEVERAL MONTHS INTO THE PANDEMIC DOCTORS ARE TAKING THE APPROACH SOMETIMES OF DRIVING AND STRIVING TO TRY EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO TREAT THOSE PATIENTS CRITICALLY ILL >> WE HAVE SEEN LONG LINES PROTECTING ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND STORIES ABOUT PEOPLE WAITING A WEEK OR LONGER TO GET RESULTS BACK AND WHAT IS THE TESTING SITUATION LIKE IN DALLAS COUNTY? >> Reporter: IT IS BAD AND IT HAS BEEN BAD IT IS FRUSTRATING IN THIS COUNTY IT IS A RECURRING ISSUE IT'S NOT SO MUCH HARD TO GET THE TEST BUT RELIABLY GETTING RESULTS BACK IN A TIME FRAME USEFUL IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE

THERE SUCH A BACKLOG AT THE LAB AND A LACK OF REAGENTS AND CHEMICALS USED TO CONDUCT THESE TESTS THEY MAY GOING TO GET A TEST AND NOT GET A RESULT BACK FOR MORE THAN A WEEK FROM THE CONTACT TRACING PERSPECTIVE IT MAKES THAT TEST RESULT EFFECTIVELY USELESS THEY CANNOT KEEP TRACK OF WHO THEY CAME IN CONTACT WITH THAT TIME OVERWEIGHT, AND LACKING RESULTS AND PERHAPS THERE ASYMPTOMATIC THEY GO BACK TO BEING AROUND OTHER PEOPLE AND CONTINUE TO SILENTLY SPREAD THE VIRUS

IT REMAINS A HUGE ISSUE IN THE STATE OF TEXAS WHICH HAS CONSISTENTLY PERFORMED IN THE BOTTOM 10 OF ALL STATES IN TERMS OF TESTING PER CAPITA ON THE POPULATION YOU HAVE TO GET A HANDLE ON IT OR YOU ARE FLYING BLIND FIGHTING THIS VIRUS >> THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> THE WHITE HOUSE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE IS GETTING BACK TO THE BASICS TODAY ASKING AMERICANS IN THE CORONAVIRUS HOT SPOTS TO WEAR A MASK, AVOID BIG GROUPS AND STAY HOME >> IT IS REALLY ASKING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IN THOSE COUNTIES, CITIES AND STATES TO NOT ONLY USE FACE COVERING, NOT GOING TO BARS OR INDOOR DINING, BUT REALLY NOT GATHERING IN HOMES EITHER

THAT IS DECREASING THE GATHERINGS BACK DOWN TO THE BASELINE RECOMMENDATION WHICH WAS 10 OR LESS >>> NBC NEWS MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT DR JOHN TORRES JOINS ME NOW IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE WE'VE HAD A BRIEFING FROM THE TASK FORCE AND DR BIRX IS RECOMMENDING THAT GO BACK TO PHASE ONE GUIDELINES, AND WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT? >> I THINK SHE'S RIGHT IN THAT WE GET BACK TO PHASE ONE REQUIREMENTS IN THE HOT SPOTS AROUND THE COUNTRY BECAUSE THE SPIKES ARE TRAINING INTO OUTBREAKS WHICH IS SOMETHING NONE OF US HOPED WOULD HAPPEN

SHE IS TALKING ABOUT SPREADING THE CORONAVIRUS IN LARGE SITUATIONS LIKE RESTAURANTS AND GATHERINGS ESPECIALLY ABOVE 10 THE FAMILY GATHERINGS LIKE GOVERNOR NEWSOM IN CALIFORNIA IS ADDRESSING HE THINKS THAT IS WHERE THESE HOT SPOTS STARTED CROPPING UP IS FAMILY GATHERINGS THE BIG CONCERN IS MAKING IT A MANDATE ACROSS THE COUNTRY IF WE CAN MAKE IT A MANDATE ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND ESPECIALLY WITH THE MASKS, WE WOULD NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IT SPREADING SO MUCH

HOPEFULLY THAT WILL COME UP SOON IT IS GOOD TO LOOK AT HOT SPOTS BUT YOU HAVE TO GET TO LOOKING AT OTHER AREAS BEFORE THEY BECOME HOT SPOTS TOO, ALLISON >> LET'S TALK ABOUT THE KIDS GOING BACK TO SCHOOL AS THEY WERE WORKING ON REOPENING SCHOOLS THEY SAID IT'S HIM PERSON LEARNING AND IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THE KIDS TO GET BACK TO THAT WHAT DO THE SCHOOLS NEED TO DO AND WHAT DO YOU THINK THIS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED, AND MAKING THE KIDS A SAFE QUESTION MARK >> THERE IS A DISCONNECT IN THE COMMUNICATION

IN ONE HAND YOU HERE WITH THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS THAT SAYS THAT KIDS NEED TO GET BACK TO SCHOOL FOR THE EDUCATIONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT FAMILIES NEED THE ABILITY TO GET BACK TO WORK, AND ALL OF THESE DIFFERENT FACTORS HAVE TO BE IN PLACE SO THAT KIDS CAN GET BACK TO SCHOOL IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THEM AT THE SAME TIME THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS SAID WE NEED TO DO IT JUDICIALLY AND MAKE SURE WE HAVE SIX BUT DISTANCING ALTHOUGH KIDS DON'T SEEM TO GET IT IS MUCH, AND THEY CAN BECAUSE THEY HAVE STAFF, IN PARTICULAR, THAT IS AT RISK

YOU HEAR THEM SAYING THAT KIDS NEED TO GO TO SCHOOL FIVE DAYS A WEEK WITH ALL STUDENTS YOU CANNOT DO SIX BUT DISTANCE IN THE CURRENT CLASSROOMS WITH STUDENTS IN CLASS ALL DAY LONG WHAT DR FAUCI SAID A MONTH OR TWO AGO IS THAT WHEN IT COMES TIME FOR SCHOOL GET THE KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL BUT BE CREATIVE AND HOW WE DO THAT IF KIDS GO FOR TWO DAYS AND THE NEXT GROUP GOES FOR A FEW OTHER DAYS, AND THEN THEY DO REMOTE LEARNING

SOMETHING TO MAKE SURE THEY SOCIAL DISTANCE OR WEAR A MASK IF THEY CANNOT SOCIAL DISTANCE YOU CANNOT WEAR A MASK ALL DAY LONG AND STUDENTS IN PARTICULAR WILL NOT BE A WILL TO DO THAT, SO WE NEED TO THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX >> DR JOHN WHAT ABOUT THE INFLAMMATORY DISEASE WE SAW IN CHILDREN? INITIALLY WE THOUGHT THAT WAS RARE IN THE TASK FORCE IS STILL CHARACTERIZING IT THAT WAY TODAY >> IT IS RARE IN THE INFLAMMATORY SYSTEM IN CHILDREN WITH ONLY A FEW HUNDRED THAT HAVE HAD IT

BUT THE CONCERN IS THAT IT USUALLY HAPPENS SIX WEEKS AFTER THE PEAK IN CASES WHERE ONLY A FEW WEEKS INTO THESE CASES AND THEY HAVE NOT PEAKED YET IN A FEW MONTHS I THINK WE WILL GET MORE CASES BUT HOPEFULLY NOT A LOT MORE, AND HOPEFULLY IT WILL STILL STAY RARE, ALLISON >> DR JOHN SIX MONTHS IN WHERE STILL LEARNING WHAT THE VIRUS DOES TO THE BODY

A RECENT STUDY WARNED THE CORONAVIRUS CAN CAUSE BRAIN DAMAGE CAN YOU TELL US WHAT THE STUDY FOUND AND THE CONCERNS? >> THEY FOUND THE LONG-TERM IMPLICATIONS AND CONCERNS ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS ARE WORSE THAN WE THOUGHT THEY WERE THOSE GETTING BRAIN ISSUES WITH RAIN INFORMATION, REMEMBER EARLY ON WE FOUND OUT PEOPLE HAD A LACK OF SMELL AND TASTE THAT IS HAPPENING BECAUSE THE VIRUS IS GETTING INTO THE NERVES THAT IS THE TOP OF THE NOSE JUST BELOW THE BRAIN AFFECTING THE NERVES

IF THEY CAN GET INTO THE BRAIN THEY CAN START THIS ACUTE CEPHALON MYELITIS WHICH IS THE BRAIN INFLAMMATION THAT CAN CAUSE LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES IT CAN HAPPEN AT ANY AGE AND ESPECIALLY WITH YOUNG ADULTS TO GO OUT NOT CONCERNED ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS IT IS NOT HAPPENING TO ALL OF THEM BUT CAN HAPPENED ALL OF THEM AND THAT IS THE THING WE ALL NEED TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT, ALLISON >> DR JOHN, WE KEEP SAYING IT BUT LEARNING MORE ABOUT THIS VIRUS EVERY DAY AND THANK YOU FOR GETTING US UP TO SPEED

>> YOU BET >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >>> BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY GO BACK TO E JOB YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT IS NEWS MAJOR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 A

M EASTERN >>> A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE >> THERE'S ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY THAT IS ALL I WANTED TO SAY

>>> WHEN YOU NEED HONESTY >> IT'S NOT ABOUT DONALD TRUMP BUT ABOUT 400 YEARS OF RACISM >> WHEN YOU NEED ANSWERS IN THE MORNING >> WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO MAKE THE BALLOTS READY TO GO FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NOVEMBER? >> WHAT POWER AND POLICING WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ENACTED? >> HE IS NOT TELLING THE TRUTH HE IS LYING EVERY DAY

THAT IS THE NEW STORY THAT AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE HAVE A BREAKING NEWS >> WE ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY >>> THIS IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 A

M EASTERN >>> LIVE NEWS HAS NO BORDERS THE GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST THE VIRUS IGNITES US >> PEOPLE SAID IF THEY DON'T WORK THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES

>> WE HAVE TEAMS AROUND THE GROUND LEARNING WORDS BINGE SO THAT YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY'S BACK TO NORMAL IT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >>> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES, THE UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED PURPOSE >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION

ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE PICKED AND WHAT WOULD BE COUNTED AS JUSTICE IN THIS CASE QUESTION MARK >> YOU HAVE CLARITY ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ACTUALLY ORDERED? >> I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY COULD TURN IT AROUND AND IS IT AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE >>> PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET APART FOR THE MOST PART AND ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT THE TRANSMISSION AMID THIS ONGOING PROTEST? >>> ANOTHER SUPREME COURT RULING TODAY AND THIS ONE A WIN FOR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION THE DECISION GIVES COMPANIES MORE FREEDOM TO REFUSE TO PROVIDE FREE BIRTH CONTROL FOR EMPLOYEES OUR CORRESPONDENT PETE WILLIAMS JOINS ME AND OVER 100,000 WOMEN COULD POTENTIALLY LOSE CONTRACEPTIVE COVERAGE

THIS IS A BIG ONE AND TELL US ABOUT THE RULES >> Reporter: AS MANY AS 126,000 ESTIMATED BY THE GOVERNOR YOU REMEMBER WHEN IT WAS ENACTED IN LAW AND 2010 IT WAS ALREADY CARVED OUT FOR THE CHURCH, MOSQUE OR SYNAGOGUE, YOU DID NOT HAVE TO PROVIDE CONTRACEPTIVE CARE FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES THEY COULD NOT GET FROM YOU, INSURANCE COVERAGE AT NO COST TO THEM IF THE EMPLOYER HAD A RELIGIOUS OBJECTION TO PROVIDING IT NOT ALL CHURCHES DID BUT MANY DID

THIS WAS THE RELIGIOUS OPT OUT THERE HAS BEEN TURMOIL IN THE COURTS OF THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS ABOUT WHAT RELIGIOUSLY AFFILIATED GROUPS WOULD HAVE TO DO TO OPT OUT AS WELL, AND WHETHER THEY WOULD HAVE TO BE COMPLICIT IN THAT, AND IF IT VIOLATED THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SORT OF WANTED TO PUT THAT ALL ASIDE AND CAME UP WITH NEW RULES IT'S THESE RULES THE SUPREME COURT UPHELD TODAY THESE RULES SAY A MUCH BROADER RANGE OF EMPLOYERS INCLUDING FOR- PROFIT COMPANIES, UNIVERSITIES, CAN OPT OUT IF THEY HAVE RELIGIOUS OR EVEN MORAL OBJECTIONS

IT GREATLY EXPANDS THE OPT OUT, AND THE SUPREME COURT UPHELD THE NEW RULES BY ABODE OF 7-2 CLARENCE THOMAS WROTE THE MAJORITY OF THE OPINION IN OH BASICALLY SAID THE OBAMACARE GIVES GREAT LATITUDE TO DEFINE WHAT CONTRACEPTIVE CARE IS, AND ALSO WHO SHOULD HAVE TO PROVIDE IT >> PETE, IT WAS ANOTHER SUPREME COURT DECISION TODAY STRENGTHENING RELIGIOUS PROTECTION FROM DISCRIMINATION LOSSES OR LAWSUITS CAN YOU EXPLAIN THAT FOR US? >> THAT'S PROTECTION FOR THE EMPLOYER BUT NOT THE EMPLOYEE THE SUPREME COURT SAID THAT RELIGIOUS INSTITUTION, CHURCHES, CANNOT BE SUED FOR JOB DISCRIMINATION WHEN THEY FIRED THEIR EMPLOYEES THE SUPREME COURT SAID BEFORE IF YOU PROVIDED THE ADMINIS STEREO FUNCTION FOR A RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATION, INVOLVED IN PASSING ALONG THE PLATE, THEN THE GOVERNMENT CANNOT STEP IN AND DECIDE WHETHER YOU ARE RIGHTLY OR WRONGLY FIRED BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE STRICTLY A RELIGIOUS MATTER

TODAY THE SUPREME COURT SAID IT ALSO APPLIES TO THE TEACHERS IN RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS THAT INVOLVES TWO WOMEN THAT SUIT AFTER BEING FIRED FROM CATHOLIC SCHOOLS IN CALIFORNIA ONE DEVELOPED BREAST CANCER, AND THE OTHER SAID SHE WAS FIRED FOR BEING TOO ALL IN BOTH CASES THE CHURCHES SAID IT WAS PROBLEMS WITH THEIR TEACHING IN ANY EVENT, THE SUPREME COURT SAID THAT BECAUSE THESE ORGANIZATIONS HAVE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IT'S NOT FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO STEP IN WHEN THEY HAVE RELIGIOUS FUNCTIONS

THEY SAID TEACHING IN A RELIGIOUS SCHOOL IS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT >> PETE, THE SUPREME COURT SAID TOMORROW IS THE LAST DECISION DAY OF THE TERM AND WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING FOR? >> WHAT EVERYBODY ELSE IS WATCHING FOR, THE TWO BIG CASES THE EFFORTS TO GET THE PRESIDENT TRUMP BUSINESS RECORDS AND SUBPOENAS FROM THREE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES, THREE HOUSE COMMITTEES FOR DOCUMENTS AND FROM THE NEW YORK PROSECUTOR THAT WAS TO GET THE PRESIDENT'S TAX RETURN ONE INVOLVES THE SUBPOENA POWER OF CONGRESS, AND THE OTHER INVOLVES THE SEPARATION OF POWER ISSUE THAT INVOLVES A LOCAL PROSECUTOR TRYING TO GET SOMETHING FROM A SITTING PRESIDENT

WE EXPECT TO GET THOSE DECISIONS TOMORROW ON THE COURT LAST DAY >> PETE, BEFORE YOU GO, WE WANT TO KNOW WHY CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS WAS HOSPITALIZED FROM A FALL DO WE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED AND HOW HE IS DOING? >> HE SEEMS TO BE FINE WE WERE TOLD THAT ROUGHLY 2 WEEKS AGO HE WAS WALKING, FELL AND INJURED HIS HEAD AND HAD TO BE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL BY AMBULANCE HE REQUIRED STITCHES AND THEY KEPT HIM IN THE HOSPITAL OVERNIGHT FOR OBSERVATION

THE COURTS SAID THAT THE DOCTORS LOOKED AT IT AND DETERMINED IT WAS PROBABLY A RESULT OF DEHYDRATION WE HAVE HAD SOME PRETTY HOT DAYS IN WASHINGTON OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS THEY SAID IT WAS NOT RELATED TO SEIZURES WHICH HE SUFFERED FROM IN THE PAST >> IT'S GOOD TO HEAR IT SOUNDS LIKE HE IS DOING OKAY PETE, I HAVE A FEELING WE WILL BE TALKING AGAIN TOMORROW

>> OKAY, I WILL BE AROUND >>>'S PRESIDENT TRUMP BETTING ON RACISM TO HELP HIM GET REELECTED IN NOVEMBER? IN THE NEW NBC NEWS ANALYSIS THE PRESIDENT DOES NOT HAVE STRATEGY TO REVERSE THE SLIDING POLL NUMBERS SO USING A TOOL TO SCARE WHITE VOTERS JOHN, EXPLAIN WHAT THE PRESIDENT — OH MY GOD, DON'T EXPLAIN YET LET'S SEE THAT SHIRT FIRST I WANT IT

THAT IS SOMETHING ELSE THAT IS A GOOD LOOKING SHIRT I'M GOING TO STOP BUYING MINE BUT JUST CALL YOU TO HAVE MINE CUSTOM DONE >> I THINK YOURS LOOK A LOT BETTER THAN MINE >> I AM A HUGE FAN OF IT

I AM VERY IMPRESSED I'M SORRY, BUT YOU REALLY CAUGHT ME OFF GUARD THAT IS AWESOME EXPLAIN TO US WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DOING YEAR >> I THINK THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING VERY HARD TO GET MORE VOTES FOR NOVEMBER

THE FIRST A PIECE OF THAT IS TRYING TO REGAIN THE BASE THAT HE LOST MOST OF THE BASE IS STILL THERE BUT WE ARE SEEING POLL NUMBERS THAT SOME OF THAT IS ERODING, PARTICULARLY AMONG THE HARDEST CORE GROUP WHICH IS NONCOLLEGE EDUCATED WHITE VOTERS IT IS A PROBLEM FOR THE PRESIDENT HE IS WITNESSING THE EROSION, PARTICULARLY DURING THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS ALSO DURING THE PROTESTS THAT HAPPENED TO DEMONSTRATE AGAINST THE POLICE KILLING OF BLACK PEOPLE, AND MORE BROADLY TO DEMONSTRATE FOR JUSTICE >> JOHN, IS IT A CASE OF THE PRESIDENT KIND OF GOING ROGUE AND DOING WHATEVER HE WANTS TO, OR IS HIS STAFF AND STRATEGISTS ADVISING HIM THAT THIS IS THE WAY TO PLAY THE ELECTION? >> I'M NOT SURE IT'S EVER FAIR TO SAY THE PRESIDENT IS GOING ROGUE

HE IS HIS OWN DECISION-MAKER IN TERMS OF HIS POLITICAL STRATEGY THE PEOPLE AROUND HIM MOSTLY REACT TO THAT, WHETHER WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS, CAMPAIGN OFFICIALS, TIME AND AGAIN >> JOHN, YOU KNOW THE EXAMPLES WHERE THE PRESIDENT CAME OUT AGAINST SPORTS TEAMS CONSIDERING CHANGING THE NAMES AND DEMANDED NASCAR DRIVER BUBBA WALLACE APOLOGIZE AFTER THE FBI SAID THERE WAS NO CRIME OVER THE NOOSE FOUND IN HIS STALL IN TALLADEGA IS THE PRESIDENT BASE RESPONDING TO THIS? >> FOR A LONG TIME HE FOUND THERE WAS A CERTAIN PART OF THIS PARTY AND EVEN OUTSIDE OF THE PARTY SHOWING SUPPORT BASE THAT LIKES THE CULTURALLY DIVISIVE RHETORIC AND LIKES THE CULTURALLY DIVISIVE POLICIES I THINK HE IS CONVINCED OR APPEARS TO BE CONVINCED CERTAINLY IT IS A GOOD STRATEGY FOR THIS ELECTION

THAT COULD BE ONE REASON HE WON THE LAST ELECTION DESPITE COMMUNICATING WHAT APPEARS TO BE A PRETTY SOLID MINORITY OF THE ELECTORATE IT IS SORT OF BAFFLING, ALLISON POLL AFTER POLL WE SEE THE NATION ATTITUDE ON RACISM CHANGING DRAMATICALLY OVER THE COURSE OF DECADES, AND IN HUNDREDS OF YEARS, REALLY, THIS SORT OF PROGRESSION TOWARD THE MOMENT WE ARE IN RIGHT NOW OBVIOUSLY THERE IS A LOT TO BE DONE BEFORE YOU COULD SAY IT IS A JUST SOCIETY BUT WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS DOING IS PLACING A BIG BET ON WHAT I SEE ARE LONG ODDS ON THE AMERICAN VOTERS RACISM

THAT IS TO SAY MOST VOTERS STASH — >> YOU REFERENCED THE POLLS TO LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THIS ONE IT SHOWS THAT AMERICANS SUPPORT THE PROTESTS AGAINST SYSTEMIC RACISM THE FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS SAID WHAT TWO IS DOING IS A HYPED UP VERSION OF WHAT WE HAVE SEEN BEFORE FROM RONALD REAGAN AND WOODROW WILSON YOU SAID THIS IS 2020 AND A DIFFERENT TIME CAN YOU GIVE US SOME HISTORY ON WHY THIS IS A BIGGER GAMBLE WITH THE PRESIDENT THAT IT WAS FOR THOSE TWO

>> SURE WHEN BOUDOIR WILSON, WOODROW WILSON HE WAS SUPPORTING THE PLAN OF THE KKK AND THE MURDER OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST IN 1964 AND RONALD REAGAN CLAIMED HE WAS FOR STATES' RIGHTS THESE ARE THE DOG WHISTLES FOR THE PUBLIC TRYING TO PLAY ON RACIAL FEARS AND TO STOKE IT BUT THE NATION'S ATTITUDES HAVE CHANGED A LOT IN 1983 IN TERMS OF THE ERA THAT REAGAN WAS TALKING ABOUT, ONLY 38% OF WHITES APPROVED OF INTERRACIAL MARRYING AND USE ALL THE POLL WERE ALMOST 70% OF AMERICANS SUPPORT THE PROTEST IN THE WAKE OF THE GEORGE FLOYD ENCOUNTER

THIS IS A FUNDAMENTALLY DIFFERENT COUNTRY THAN WHEN DONALD TRUMP WAS GROWING UP AND CERTAINLY MUCH MORE DIFFERENT COUNTRY THAN WHEN WILSON WAS PRESIDENT >> THANK YOU SO MUCH, JOHN ALLEN, WERE COMING ON AND CONFIRMING SOMETHING WE SUSPECTED ALL ALONG IT IS WEDNESDAY AFTER ALL >> I HAD TO DOUBLE CHECK BEFORE I WROTE IT ON MY SHIRT >> I'M GLAD YOU GOT THE DAY RIGHT OR THAT WOULD'VE BEEN AN EPIC FAIL

>> ABSOLUTELY I WILL SEE YOU ON A DIFFERENT DAY I DON'T KNOW THAT I HAVE SEVEN SHIRTS I CAN DO THIS WITH NO >> WE WILL PICK UP THE COST AND YOU CAN BUY MORE >> THANK YOU, ALLISON

>>> THE EMOTIONALLY DAMAGED NARCISSIST, ONE WAY THAT MARY TRUMP DESPITE HER UNCLE BEING THE PRESIDENT, DESCRIBED IN HIS BOOK SHE SAID WHEN HE DECIDED TO RUN IN 2016 SHE DID NOT TAKE IT SERIOUSLY OR DID NOT THINK THAT DONALD TOOK IT SERIOUSLY SHE THOUGHT HE WAS A CLOWN AND THAT IT WOULD NEVER HAPPEN I AGREE NBC NEWS OBTAINED A COFFEE OF TOO MUCH AND NEVER ENOUGH DUE OUT JULY 14

I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE JEALOUS BECAUSE THERE ARE FOLKS DYING TO GET THEIR HANDS ON THIS BOOK WHAT ARE SOME OF THE JUICY TIDBITS IN THIS BOOK AND SHARE THEM WITH US >> MANY PEOPLE ARE READY TO DIVE INTO THE BOOK WE HAVE A COFFEE THAT WE OBTAIN I WANT TO READ PART OF IT WHICH IS GETTING QUITE A BIT OF ATTENTION

IT OFTEN TALKS ABOUT HOW THE PRESIDENT GOT INTO COLLEGE WHERE HE STUDIED AT THE WHARTON SCHOOL BUSINESS IN PENNSYLVANIA HIS NIECE IS WRITING THAT THE PRESIDENT POSSIBLY HIS MOTHER WAS DOING HIS HOMEWORK BUT COULD NOT TAKE THE SAT TESTS FOR HIM

TO HEDGE HIS BETS HE ENLISTED JOE SHAPIRO, A SMART KID WITH A REPUTATION OF BEING A GOOD TEST-TAKER TO TAKE THE SAT TESTS FOR HIM SHE GOES ON TO SAY THAT DONALD THAT NEVER LACKED FUNDS PAID HIS BUDDY WELL

IT IS PROBABLY THE MOST EXPLOSIVE REVELATION AS FAR AS ADDING NEW FACTS TO THE PICTURE WE KNOW QUITE A BIT ABOUT THE PRESIDENT AND THE WAY HE HAS CONDUCTED HIMSELF A LOT IN THE BOOK WHICH IS BASICALLY AN INTIMATE FAMILY MEMBER RECOUNTING SOME THINGS FROM WHEN HE WAS A CHILD SHE SAID THAT IS WHAT LED UP TO THE WAY HE ACTS NOW IN THE FAMILY DYSFUNCTION, SO TO SPEAK CONTRIBUTED TO THAT BUT THE BIT ABOUT CHEATING ON THE SA

TS, ALLEGEDLY ACCORDING TO THE AUTHOR, SOMETHING GETTING A LOT OF ATTENTION WE REACHED OUT TO THE JOE SHAPIRO COLLEAGUE, STUDENT THAT WENT TO SCHOOL WITH TRUMP DURING THIS PERIOD TO SEE IF WE COULD COOPERATE ABOUT HIM BEING HIRED AS A RINGER ON THE SAT

S, BUT WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH HIM >> I AM DYING TO HEAR WHAT HE HAS TO SAY IN WHETHER HE WILL COOPERATE THIS ONE OR NOT JOSH, I LOVE THAT TIDBIT OF INFORMATION I HAPPEN TO SHARE A RESIDENCE WITH THE WARDEN AND THAT CAUGHT MY ATTENTION THE PUBLISHER OF MARY TRUMP DESCRIBES HER AS A CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST AND SHE HAS SOME VERY SERIOUS ALLEGATIONS

THIS IS A MEDICAL DIAGNOSES ABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S PERSONALITY WHICH IS ALSO VERY INTRIGUING WHAT DOES SHE SAY ? >> WE HAVE TO BE UP FRONT THAT WHILE SHE IS TRAINED AS A CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST SHE IS THE TRUMP RELATIVE AND NOT HIS PSYCHIATRIST SHE DID NOT PUT HIM ON THE COUCH AND DO PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL THIS IS A FAMILY MEMBER DESCRIBING WHAT SHE WITNESSED AND WHAT SHE KNOWS FROM HER MEDICAL TRAINING ON VARIOUS PSYCHOLOGICAL CONDITIONS

WE SHOULD NOT PUT MORE INTO IT THAN THAT BECAUSE SHE IS NOT EXACT SURELY EXAMINE THE PRESIDENT SHE SAID HE HAD SEVERAL PERSONALITY DISORDERS INCLUDING ANTISOCIAL PERSONALITY DISORDERS, AND SHE ALSO SAID THAT HIS FATHER, FRED TRUMP HAD SO SHE OFF AT THE WHICH COULD'VE BEEN PASSED ALONG TO THE PRESIDENT IF YOU BOIL IT DOWN IT IS BASICALLY ACCUSING THE PRESIDENT OF BEING A SOCIOPATH, A PRETTY SERIOUS CHARGE >> JOSH, I CANNOT IMAGINE THE WHITE HOUSE IS THRILLED ABOUT THIS AND WHAT ARE THEY SAYING ABOUT THE BOOK? >> WE HEARD FROM THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY SAYING SHE HAD NOT READ IT BUT THAT IT WAS A BOOK OF LIES WE HAD ANOTHER WHITE HOUSE SPOKESPERSON THAT CALLED THE BOOK FULL OF FALSE STATEMENTS

BUT THE BOOK IS CLEARLY IN THE AUTHOR'S OWN SELF INTEREST YOU CAN SEE THE WHITE HOUSE IN THE STATEMENT CALLING THE ALLEGATION THAT THE PRESIDENT CHEATED ON HIS SATS ABSURD AND COMPLETELY FALSE

THEY ARE SAYING THEY HAVE NOT READ IT, A SIMILAR DEFENSE THAT THE WHITE HOUSE USED WHEN JOHN BOLTON'S BOOK CAME OUT NOT LONG AGO I THINK WE WERE DISCUSSING THE EXPLOSIVE REVELATION THAT BOOK THAT THE WHITE HOUSE SIMILARLY DENIED AS BASELESS AND FALSE MADE UP BY JOHN BOLTON IN ORDER TO TRY TO MAKE MONEY WE SHOULD NOTE THAT IT IS FINANCIAL SELF- INTEREST ONE THING MARY TRUMP WRITES IN THE BOOK AS I FINISHED IT LAST NIGHT AND SHE SAID IF I WERE TRYING TO MAKE MONEY I COULD'VE DONE THAT WITH THIS INFORMATION ALONG TIME AGO SHE ALSO CONFIRMED SHE LICKED LEAKED TO THE NEW YORK TIMES THAT TAX RECORDS ON THE EXPOSI

SHE SAID SHE DID THAT ANONYMOUSLY AND DID NO MONEY ON THAT AND CLEARLY THE INTEREST IN PUBLISHING THE BOOK IS TO "TAKE HIM DOWN" >> JOSH, WE WILL LEAVE IT UP FOR THE READERS TO DETERMINE WHAT THEY THINK THAT THIS IS VERY INTERESTING STUFF >> THANK YOU FOR READING IT FOR US AND GIVING US YOUR FOOTNOTES >> THANK YOU, ALLISON >>> THE NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBE IN SOUTH DAKOTA IS ORDERING EMERGENCY LOCKDOWN TO CURB THE CORONAVIRUS AND ROADBLOCKS ARE UP TO KEEP ANYONE FROM ENTERING OR EXITING THE PINE RIDGE RESERVATION OTHER THAN FOR THINGS LIKE MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS OUR NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT KAL PERRY JOIN US FROM SOUTH DAKOTA WITH THE LATEST STOP ON THE ROAD RECOVERY TRIP ACROSS SOUTH AMERICA

THIS IS A 72 HOUR LOCKDOWN AND THAT IS PRETTY SERIOUS STUFF SO HOW ARE THINGS GOING THERE? >> Reporter: I DON'T THINK PEOPLE SAW THE LOCKDOWN COMING AND MANY WERE SURPRISED BY IT THE CONCERN IS OVER THE CASES WITH 48 LAY LATE LAST WEEK AND THAT HAS PEOPLE CONCERNED THIS IS THE CHECKPOINT THAT IS CAUSING CONTROVERSY THIS IS ONE OF 11 CHECKPOINTS LEADING INTO THE PINE RIDGE RESERVATION WERE ABOUT 20,000 PEOPLE LIVE TO GET TO THE CHECKPOINT YET TO CARRY ON HALF OF THE RESERVATION OR THEY WILL TURN YOU AROUND

THEY ARE TRYING TO DETERMINE CONTROL OVER WHO COMES ON AND OFF THE RESERVATION, EVERYONE IN THE HOUSE IS TO GET A BETTER BEAT AND COUNT ON THE VIRUS THIS PLACES VULNERABLE TO THE VIRUS WITHOUT THE SAME ACCESS TO THE HEALTH CARE THERE'S NO LONG- TERM-CARE SCENARIO WHERE DOCTORS CAN CARRY OUT VENTILATORS IS NOT AN OPTION SO THEY WANT TO STEAL IT BEFORE IT BECOMES A PROBLEM ON THE RESERVATION >> WHAT ARE THE PEOPLE, THE GOVERNOR OF SOUTH DAKOTA SAYING ABOUT THE SHUTDOWN? >> Reporter: SHE SAYS THE CHECKPOINT IS ILLEGAL BUT OTHERS WILL TAKE ISSUE WITH THAT

IT IS NATIVE LAND AND OBVIOUSLY NOT A STRUGGLE OCCURRING OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS BUT THE LAST COUPLE OF CENTURIES THERE'S A LEGAL BATTLE UNDERWAY AND THE CHEYENNE RIVER TRIBE NOR THE IS TRYING TO SUE THE GOVERNOR OVERPRESSURE SHE IS PUTTING ON THEM TO GET RID OF THE CHECKPOINT SO THERE'S LEGAL WRANGLING HAPPENING >> I KNOW YOU SPOKE WITH PEOPLE ON THE RESERVATION AND WHAT ARE THEY TELLING YOU ABOUT THE SITUATION THEY ARE IN, TESTING AND CONCERNS, AND WHAT ARE YOU HEARING? >> Reporter: TESTING ON THIS RESERVATION HAS BEEN ROBUST AND THEY HAVE TESTED 3000 PEOPLE AND THEY ARE DOING FRONT-LINE WORKERS TODAY

WE HAVE PICTURES OF SOME OF WHAT IS TAKING PLACE ON THE RESERVATION AND GETTING THE FOOD AND BASIC SUPPLIES, AND ESPECIALLY ELDERLY MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY, PROVING VERY DIFFICULT AND VERY IMPORTANT TO THE PEOPLE THERE IT IS PROVING VERY DIFFICULT AND OBVIOUSLY THE ELDERLY MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY ARE SPECIAL TO THE TRIBE THE WAY THIS TRIBE AND ALL TRIBES AROUND THE COUNTRY CARRY THEIR HISTORY FORWARD IT TAKES ON A SPECIAL MEANING AND OBVIOUSLY THE ELDERLY FOLKS ARE MORE SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE VIRUS IT IS GETTING BASIC GOODS INCLUDING FOOD

THIS IS A FOOD DESERT AND IT'S HARD TO GROW THINGS HERE OBVIOUSLY THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO GET A LOT OF THINGS ON THE RESERVATION THOUGH THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS THEY ARE TRYING TO GET PEOPLE TO DONATE AS WELL, ALLISON >> THAT IS CAL PERRY FROM SOUTH DAKOTA AND THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> THE NFL TOURNAMENT BACK BUT THERE IS CONCERN OVER THE CORONAVIRUS WITH SEVERAL PLAYERS TESTING POSITIVE OUR NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT KERRY SANDERS SHOWS UP TO TELL US HOW THE LEAGUE IS TRYING TO KEEP THE PLAYERS SAFE

>> Reporter: THIS IS THE ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS IN ORLANDO DESPITE THE FACT IT IS RAINING THE FIRST GAME WILL BE PLAYED TODAY BETWEEN THE CROSS STATE RIVALS, ORLANDO AND MIAMI SOCCER MLS, ALL PART OF THE WORLD CUP INSPIRED ONE MONTH RETURN TO PLAY THE PLAYERS ARE ALL HERE BUT THERE HAS BEEN OF COURSE A SURPRISE WITH ALL OF THE PLAYERS INSIDE A BUBBLE THESE ARE SOME PLAYERS FROM TENNESSEE THAT TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS AND NOW THE GAME THAT TENNESSEE WAS GOING TO PLAY AS PART OF THE FIRST RETURN HAS BEEN DELAYED IT IS SORT OF A REMINDER ON HOW DIFFICULT IT IS FOR PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TO GET BACK TO PLAY

THIS IS ALL REALLY A BLUEPRINT FOR THE NBA THE NBA PLAYERS ARE ARRIVING AND SOME ARE ALREADY HERE THE IDEA IS THAT THE NBA WILL BEGIN ITS PLATE HERE AT DISNEY WORLD AT THE END OF THE MONTH THAT IS WHAT THE COMMISSIONER HAD TO SAY TODAY ABOUT THE FACT THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS EVEN IF INSIDE THE BUBBLE WHERE THE PLAYERS ARE IF THEY GET EXPOSURE >> WHEN THEY FIRST COME DOWN TO ORLANDO IF WE HAVE ADDITIONAL PLAYERS TO TEST POSITIVE WHAT WOULD BE MOST CONCERNING IS PLAYERS ENTERING THE CAMPUS AND GOING THROUGH THE QUARANTINE PERIOD AND THEN TEST POSITIVE, WE KNOW WE WOULD HAVE AN ISSUE

>> Reporter: THE SOCCER PLAYERS WE SPOKE TO SAID THEY FEEL SAFE AND THAT THE DECISION TO COME HERE WAS A CALCULATED DECISION AND ONE DAY RECOGNIZES NEEDED BECAUSE NOT ONLY DO THEY NEED TO RETURN THE PLAY, BUT AMERICA'S WAITING FOR SPORTS TO RETURN THIS IS WHAT THE PLAYERS TOLD ME >> IT HAS BEEN A LONG PROCESS FOR US AND WE ARE JUST TRYING TO FOCUS ON STAYING SAFE AND GETTING PREPARED TO START THEY HAVE DONE A NICE JOB TAKING ON THE NECESSARY AND I FEEL TOTALLY SAFE >> Reporter: NOBODY LIKES A COMEBACK STORY BETTER THAN SPORTS

WITH SOCCER AND THE NBA HERE, IN BOTH CASES, IT IS UNWRITTEN, CERTAINLY RAISING THE STAKES AND A LOT OF ANTICIPATION >>> GROWING PRESSURE FROM THE PRESIDENT AND PARENTS TO REOPEN THE SCHOOLS THIS FALL BUT HOW TO DO IT SAFELY OUR NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT STEPHANIE GOSK TAKES A LOOK >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP IS PUSHING HARD TO GET THE KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL AND PUBLICLY PRESSURING THE GOVERNORS TO MAKE SURE THE DOORS ARE OPEN IN THE FALL IN PLACES WHERE THE CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE SURGING THERE ARE CONCERNS BY OFFICIALS THAT THEY CANNOT OPEN THE SCHOOLS RIGHT NOW INCLUDING MIAMI- DADE COUNTY

THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS SAID THEY ARE NOT READY HE IS PLANNING WHEN THE NUMBERS GO DOWN TO REOPEN THE SCHOOLS WE WILL TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT IT WILL BE LIKE AND HOW THEY WILL DO IT SAFELY THAT INCLUDES VARIOUS TECHNIQUES OF SOCIAL DISTANCING, MAKING SURE THE KIDS ARE SIX FEET APART IN SCHOOLS, STAGGERING SCHEDULES WITH SMALLER CLASSROOM SIZES, KIDS MAINTAINING CERTAIN DIRECTIONS IN THE HALLWAY IN ST

LOUIS, FRANCIS, THEY HAVE THE KIDS GRABBING LUNCHES IN BROWN PAPER BAGS AND EAT THEM AT THEIR DESK AS OPPOSED TO IN THE CAFETERIA THE WHITE HOUSE TOLD US ACCORDING TO ONE OFFICIAL THAT THEY WILL RELY ON THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS FOR THE GUIDELINES THEY WILL ALSO FOCUS ON THE HHS DATA SHOWING HOW DAMAGING THAT KEEPING THE KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL CAN BE THERE ARE A NUMBER OF NATIONAL TEACHER ORGANIZATIONS CALLING FOR A MORE DETAILED COHESIVE FEDERAL PLAN THEY ALSO WANT A LOT OF MONEY TO HELP THEM

ALL OF THESE VARIOUS TECHNIQUES WHETHER CLEANING THE SCHOOLS MORE OR STAGGERING THE SCHEDULES, THAT WILL REQUIRE MORE STAFF AND RESOURCES, AND THAT TAKES MONEY >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS >>> IF THEY GO BACK TO THE JOBS THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >>> IT IS NEWSMAKERS STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 A

M EASTERN >>> IT IS DEAD THERE'S NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME >>> TO POKE REALIZES THE DREAM IN WHICH THIS GREAT COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED, EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW

>>> INTRODUCING PEACOCK WHAT IS PEACOCK? THIS IS PEACOCK, STREAMING, TV AND MOVIES, PROOF OF ORIGINAL , LIKE SPORTS, BREAKING NEWS BUT WAIT, THERE IS MORE IT IS QUICK STUFF, IN STUFF, TOUGH STUFF, LOVE STUFF, IT'S TRENDING, MINDBENDING, PLAY NICE IT'S EARLY MORNING

EUSEBIUS ALL REMEMBER THAT, AND YOU WATCH EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE? IT IS FOR YOU IT IS PRICKLY, AND IT IS FREE IT IS FREE THAT IS PEACOCK THAT IS WHO, THAT IS WHAT, AND THAT IS WHY

YOU CANNOT NOT WATCH >>> NOT GOOD ENOUGH, FACEBOOK PLAN FOR HATE SPEECH NOT CUTTING IT AFTER THE BUSINESS AND TECHNOLOGY CORRESPONDENT CAUGHT UP WITH THE COLOR TEAM CEO ROBERTSON >> WE DID NOT GET ASSIST THEY WERE READY TO MOVE ON ANYTHING >>> THE NAACP, COLOR OF CHANGE MEETING WITH MARK ZUCKERBERG AND DEPUTY SHERYL SANDBERG ON DEMANDS TO CLEAN UP FACEBOOK

THE CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS SAID THE PRIVATE MEETING LASTED OVER AN HOUR ON SOON BUT DID NOT RESULT ON ANY NEW COMMITMENTS BY THE COMPANY COLOR OF CHANGE PRESIDENT ROBERTSON SPOKE WITH NBC NEWS EXCLUSIVELY >> FACEBOOK IS ACTUALLY CAPABLE OF MEETING OUR DEMAND BUT THAT WOULD REQUIRE THEM TO PUT SOME THINGS LIKE SAFETY AND INTEGRITY, AND SECURITY OVER PROFIT AND GROWTH >> Reporter: BUT THE TECH GIANT SAID THE MEETING WAS OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO HEAR FROM THE CAMPAIGN ORGANIZERS AND TO REAFFIRM OUR COMMITMENT TO COMBATING HATE ON OUR PLATFORM >> WOULD LIKE TO THE AVERAGE USER CARE ABOUT THE MEETING? >> IT WILL MAKE THE PLATFORM BASE FOR ALL OF US

AFTER SO MANY MOMENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT FROM USED BY WHITE NATIONALIST AND OTHERS TRYING TO INSTILL FEAR AND VIOLENCE IN OUR COUNTRY >> Reporter: THIS IS AMID THE AD BUOYED BY COMPANIES LIKE STARBUCKS, MICROSOFT AND COCA-COLA THAT STOPPED BUYING ADS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY OR BEYOND FACEBOOK LOST 8 MILLION ADVERTISERS IN TOTAL AND MAKES 90% OF THEIR MONEY BY SELLING ADS SOME ARE SACRIFICING THE ADS ON FACEBOOK TO SPARK CHANGE >> IT WAS NOT THE EASIEST DECISION THAT THE STAKES ARE HIGHER THAN MEETING THE MONTHLY NUMBERS

>> Reporter: FACEBOOK STOOD BY THE EFFORTS IN THE MEETING TELLING NBC NEWS WE INVESTED BILLIONS IN PEOPLE AND TECHNOLOGY TO KEEP HATE OFF OF THE PLATFORM WE KNOW WE WILL BE JUDGED BY ACTIONS AND NOT WORDS, AND WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THIS GROUP AND MANY OTHERS FOR THEIR CONTINUED ENGAGEMENT ORGANIZERS SAY THEY ARE NOT SATISFIED SO THE AD BOYCOTT COULD EXTEND WELL BEYOND JULY >>> CHINA OPENING A NEW NATIONAL SECURITY OFFICE IN HONG KONG AFTER PASSING A SWEEPING NATIONAL SECURITY ALL LAST WEEK AT LEAST 10 PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY BEEN ARRESTED UNDER THE NEW LAW AND PRO-DEMOCRACY ACTIVISTS LEFT HONG KONG, AFRAID THEY WOULD GET TARGETED

WE SPOKE WITH ONE ACTIVIST THAT SAID HE WOULD KEEP FIGHTING >> Reporter: ONE WEEK INTO THE NEW NATIONAL SECURITY LAW IN HONG KONG AND PEOPLE SAY A CHILL IS SELLING IN ACROSS THE CITY, A PLACE WHERE CERTAIN SLOGANS ARE NOW CONSIDERED A CRIME EXPRESSING IDEAS ABOUT POLITICS CAN BE DANGEROUS FOR THE COST OF PROTESTERS THAT TOOK TO THE HONG KONG STREETS FOR MUCH OF THE PAST YEAR, THEY HAVE LARGELY GONE SILENT, CAUTIOUSLY CHOOSING TO TRADE CHANCE AND DEFIANCE FOR BLANK PIECES OF PAPER TO AVOID ARREST AND MAYBE KEEP UP THE FIGHT BUT JOSHUA WONG WITHIN MINUTES OF THE NEW LAW TAKING EFFECT DISBANDED THE CO- DEMOCRACY GROUP HE COFOUNDED FIGURING HE IS THE TARGET

HE WAS ALREADY ARRESTED EIGHT TIMES AND NOT KEEN ON GOING BACK TO JAIL BUT THAT DOES NOT MANY PLANS ON STAYING QUIET HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT PROTESTING WITHOUT VIOLATING THE NEW LAW? >> WE HAVE TO NOT CROSS THE RED LINE YOU WILL BE FACING ARREST ANYWAY IN HONG KONG IT MEANS WE NEED TO KEEP UP AND PROTEST AND WE WILL NEVER STOP UNTIL HONG KONG IS HONG KONG AGAIN >> Reporter: THE SECURITY LAW TARGET SUCCESSION, SUBVERSION INCLUSION WITH BORN FORCES, SEEN BY LEGAL EXPERTS AROUND THE WORLD AS WIDE REACHING AND RESTRICTED

VIOLATIONS COULD MEAN BEING PUT ON TRIAL AND MAINLAND CHINA WITH PENALTIES THAT INCLUDE LIFE IN PRISON THERE IS WORRIED THAT FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS UNDER THREAT THE SPOKEN SLOGAN IS ALWAYS IN MY HEART AND THE WORDS WILL ALWAYS STAY ON WHITE PAPER BOOKS BY PRO- DEMOCRACY FIGURES LIKE JOSHUA WONG ARE BEING PULLED FROM THE PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN HONG KONG FOR REVIEW AND ARE JUST NOT AVAILABLE >> IT IS AN EXCUSE TO USE THE NATIONAL SECURITY LAW TO SILENCE THE VOICES OF THE HONG KONG PEOPLE, AND ALSO TO RESTRICT OUR AXIS ANY MATERIALS RELATED TO EPIC AFFAIRS

I WOULD SAY THAT HONG KONG NOW ALMOST HAS NO DEFENSE WITH CHINA >> Reporter: A LOT OF THE RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS THAT HAVE DEFINED HONG KONG SINCE THE 1997 HANDOVER FROM BRITAIN ARE NOT ENJOYED ON THE MAINLAND AND WITH THE NEW LAW THE ONLINE DISCUSSIONS LIKE SOCIAL MEDIA DISCOUNTS, DEBATES, FLAGS AND EVEN PAMPHLETS ARE NOW SUBJECT TO CENSORSHIP AND DIGITAL SURVEILLANCE IT IS NOT ONLY FOR THE PEOPLE IN HONG KONG ARTICLE 38 OF THE LAW SAYS IT APPLIES EFFECTIVELY TO ANYONE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD SOME COUNTRIES ARE ISSUING TRAVEL ADVISORIES WARNING CITIZENS THEY COULD FACE ARBITRARY DETENTION BY AUTHORITIES IN HONG KONG

THAT IS WHY THERE IS A STANDOFF BREWING WITH AMERICAN BIG TEX ALREADY WITH FACEBOOK, GOOGLE, ZOOM AND TWITTER THEY SAID THEY ARE TEMPORARILY NOT COMPLYING WITH REQUESTS FOR USER DATA FROM HONG KONG AUTHORITIES UNTIL THEY CAN ASSESS THE NEW LAW TIKTOK WHEN EVEN FURTHER EVEN THOUGH IT HAS CHINESE OWNERSHIP THE COMPANY SAID THEY ARE PULLING OUT OF HONG KONG DUE TO HOW THE NEW LAW COULD IMPACT PRIVACY THEY ARE ALSO TRYING TO APPEASE WASHINGTON AT A TIME WHEN THE POPULAR CHINESE APPS ARE NOT SO POPULAR WITH U

S OFFICIALS >> Reporter: WOULD YOU RECOMMEND PEOPLE DOWNLOAD THE APP ON THEIR PHONE TONIGHT TOMORROW QUESTION MARKS BUT ONLY IF YOU WANT YOUR INFORMATION IN THE HANDS OF THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT >> Reporter: HOW IMPORTANT IS IT FOR US

TECH FIRMS LIKE THAT TO TAKE THESE POSITIONS? >> IT'S IMPORTANT FOR SOCIAL MEDIA COMPANIES AND ALSO ANY COMPANY LIKE FACEBOOK AND GOOGLE, STANDING ON THE PRINCIPLE OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION IT IS THE HONG KONG POLICE AND SECRET AGENTS FROM BEIJING, TO KEEP THEM FROM ACCESSING INFORMATION ON THE HONG KONG PEOPLE WITH THE THREAT OF THE GOVERNMENT >> Reporter: ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE NEW LAW 10 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH BREAKING IT THE FIRST APPEAR IN COURT WITH A 23-YEAR-OLD MAN THAT DROVE HIS BIKE INTO THE POLICE WHILE CARING A FLAG WITH A SLOGAN NOW BAND TWO THE CHINESE GOVERNMENT AND AUTHORITIES IN HONG KONG SAY THE LAW TARGETS ONLY A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE AND THAT THE MAJORITY OF THE 7 MILLION PEOPLE ARE NOT AFFECTED

THEY SAY THE SOCIAL ORDER WILL BE MORE STABLE SAID THE SPOKESPERSON IN BEIJING ADDING THAT BUSINESS WOULD IMPROVE AND THERE WOULD BE HARMONY RATE IS NEARLY 1% HUNDRED PERCENT IT WAS CALLED HISTORIC AND FEW IN HONG KONG WITH DISAGREE >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW LET'S GO TO CORRESPONDENT ALEXIS LIOTO

HOW ARE YOU DOING? >> ALLISON, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME LOTS TO DIVE IN THIS HOUR FIRST, THE NUMBER OF CORONAVIRUS INFECTIONS IN THE UNITED STATES NOW SURPASSING 3 MILLION STILL THE WHITE HOUSE IS EAGER TO REOPEN THE SCHOOLS IN THE FALL PRESIDENT TRUMP WENT SO FAR AS TO THREAT TONE CUT FUNDING FROM SCHOOL THAT'S DON'T REOPEN

MIKE PENCE WAS ASKED ABOUT THE COMMENT TODAY TAKE A LISTEN >> WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS MADE CLEAR IS THAT WE THINK IT IS ABSOLUTELY IMPERATIVE THAT EVERY STATE AND TERRITORY IN THIS COUNTRY — TAKE STEPS TO GET KIDS BACK IN THE CLASSROOM TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE >> A KEY WITNESS IN THE IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS ANNOUNCING THAT HE IS RETIRING AFTER TWO DECADES OF MILITARY SERVICE, IT WAS CLEAR THAT HIS CAREER WOULD BE LIMITED AND HE WAS BULLIED ABOUT THE PRESIDENT AND HIS PROXIES

>> FOR ALEX VINDMAN TO RETIRE FROM THE MILITARY AFTER 21, 22 YEARS NOW IS REALLY A LOSS FOR THE COUNTRY AND I'M SURE THAT CONGRESS IS GOING TO BE VERY INTERESTED OVER THE COMING WEEKS AS TO EXACTLY WHAT FACTORED IN HIS DECISION >> NOW, HARVARD AND MIT ARE SUING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ON THE MOVE TO STRIP STUDENTS OF THEIR VISAS THEY WOULDN'T BE ALLOWED TO STAY IN THE COUNTRY IF THEIR COURSE WORK WAS ONLINE THEY WOULD PURSUE THIS CASE VIGOROUSLY SO OUR STUDENTS AT INSTITUTIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY CAN CONTINUE THEIR STUDIES WITHOUT THE THREAT OF DEPORTATION

>>> MEANWHILE THE SUPREME COURT SIDED WITH THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TODAY, PAVING THE WAY FOR SOME EMPLOYERS TO DENY BIRTH CONTROL COVERAGE BASED ON RELIGIOUS OR MORAL OBJECTIVES RICHARDS THE FORMER PRESIDENT OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD TODAY OFFERED THIS REACTION >> I ACTUALLY THINK THIS DECISION AND WOMEN UNDERSTANDING THAT THEY JUST LOST THE BENEFIT AND THEIR BOSS CAN NOW DETERMINE IF THEY GET BIRTH CONTROL, THAT WILL ENERGIZE THEM AND THEY ARE ALREADY THE MOST ENERGIZED GROUP OF VOTERS IN THE COUNTRY >>> LASTLY PANDEMIC IS HARMING EVEN THE MOST HISTORIC OF BRANDS BROOKS BROTHERS IS FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY

IT HAS OUTFITTED 40 OF THE LAST 48 PRESIDENTS ALL FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION AS WORKERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY STAY HOME >>> AND THAT WRAPS UP OUR HEADLINES FOR THIS HOUR AS ALWAYS, WE WILL BE BACK A LITTLE LATER WITH MORE UPDATES ALLISON

>> ALEXA, SUCH A FASCINATING HISTORY THERE ONCE A SHAME I COVERED ALL OF THE TIE MAKING IT HAPPENS IN QUEENS VERY COOL BRAND WITH A LOT OF HISTORY THERE

SHAME TO HEAR HOW THE CORONAVIRUS IS AFFECTING SO MANY COMPANIES THANKS SO MUCH >> THANKS, ALLISON >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTS SCHOOLS TO REOPEN IN THE FALL, DISAGREEING WITH THE CDC'S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BRINGING STUDENTS BACK SAFELY HE IS EVEN THREATENING TO CUT OFF FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS THAT DON'T REOPEN

EDUCATION SECRETARY BETSY DEVOS ECHOING THE PRESIDENT AT THE PRESS BRIEFING TODAY >> IT IS NOT A MATTER IF THEY SHOULD REOPEN BUT A MATTER OF HOW THEY MUST FULLY OPEN AND BE FULLY OPERATIONAL >>> NBC NEWS POLITICAL REPORTER MONICA ALBA JOINS ME NOW THE PRESIDENT SAYS THE CDC GUIDELINES ARE TO TOUGH, TOO EXPENSIVE, IMPRACTICAL

NBC NEWS WAS TOLD THAT THE WHITE HOUSE WILL RELEASE NEW GUIDELINES DO WE KNOW WHEN AND WHAT THEY WILL LOOK LIKE >> WE EXPECT THAT IN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO, ALLISON IT REMINDS ME WHAT HAPPENED A MONTH OR TWO AGO WHEN THE WHITE HOUSE AND SPECIFICALLY THE PRESIDENT WANTED GUIDELINES OF OPENING HOUSES OF WORSHIP THAT CAME AT THE HEIGHT OF THE PANDEMIC WHEN THE CDC WANTED TO CLOSE MOST OF THEM BUT WANTED TO THINK ABOUT HOW TO OPEN THEM RESPONSIBLY

THE PRESIDENT CAME OUT BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AND SAID HE WANTED THEM TO BE OPEN AND HE WAS GOING TO TRY TO PUSH THAT UNILATERALLY IT IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THAT WE HAVE SEEN THIS WHITE HOUSE CLASH WITH ITS OWN TASK FORCE AND CDC THIS IS THE LATEST ISSUE OF JUST HOW MANY MILLIONS THINK OF KIDS AND THEIR PARENTS IT IS GOING TO AFFECT IN A PRACTICAL MATTER WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SCHOOLS ARE TRYING TO DECIDE NEXT MONTH, BY AUGUST, WHEN THEY CAN REOPEN AND WHERE TODAY IN THAT BRIEFING YOU SAW THE VICE PRESIDENT AND THE EDUCATION SECRETARY ECHOING WHAT THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF SAID AT THE WHITE HOUSE YESTERDAY, WHICH IS THAT HE DOES FEEL THE CURRENT GUIDELINES, THE CDC'S OWN RULES AND REGULATIONS ARE TOO RESTRICTIVE

THEY WILL PUT THEIR OWN GUIDELINES OUT WE BELIEVE IN THE NEXT WEEK TIME IS CRITICAL AS EDUCATORS MAKE DECISIONS HOW TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL SAFELY DO YOU HAVE TO IMPLEMENT SOCIAL DISTANCING? HOW DO YOU DO THAT? DO YOU ONLY HAVE HALF OF THE STUDENTS THERE? WILL THE STUDENTS BE TESTED A LOT OF THE QUESTIONS WERE PUT TO THE TASK FORCE TODAY THEY DIDN'T HAVE ALL OF THE ANSWERS

IT IS CLEAR THAT THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T THINK THAT IT IS ACCEPTABLE FOR SCHOOLS TO BE CLOSED IN THE FALL AND HE IS SETTING UP A FUNDING FIGHT FOR THAT AS AWELL >> THE VICE PRESIDENT AND EDUCATION SECRETARY ARE MAKING THE CASE FOR REOPENING SCHOOLS FULLY WHY IS THE WHITE HOUSE SO VERY DETERMINED TO HAVE STUDENTS IN THE CLASSROOM? >> WELL, THEY HAVE CITED DATA THAT DOES SHOW THAT STUDENTS, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO ARE YOUNGER, YOU KNOW, ELEMENTARY OR MIDDLE SCHOOL AGE ARE NOT AS TO THE CORONAVIRUS WHAT SHE SAID IS SO MANY AMERICANS HAVE BEEN SO RESPONSIBLE, THEY HAVE KEPT KIDS AT HOME OBVIOUSLY SCHOOL WAS CANCELED EARLIER IN THE YEAR

THAT HAS BEEN A GOOD SIGN AND SOMETHING THAT COULD COME BACK AS WE HAVE SEEN THIS VIRUS REALLY DOES AFFECT PEOPLE OF ALL AGES BUT SPECIFICALLY THOSE WHO ARE OLDER IN THE LATEST ROUND WE HAVE SEEN A SPIKE IN PEOPLE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 30- 44 WHEN THEY LOOK AT THE YOUNGER POPULATION, AND THEY ADMIT THERE ISN'T ENOUGH DATA ON HOW THE VIRUS COULD AFFECT THEM AND THERE ARE ALL OF THESE QUESTIONS WHAT IF CHILDREN ARE ASYMPTOMATIC CARRIERS, COULD THEY AFFECT THEIR OWN PARENTS THEY WILL STUDY THAT BEFORE THEY CAN GET TO A RECOMMENDATION

IT IS CLEAR AS WE REACH INTO THE FALL, THEY WANT THE COUNTRY BACK OPEN AND THEY LOOK TO SCHOOLS AS AN EXAMPLE OF A PLACE THAT THEY THICK THEY CAN SUCCESSFULLY DO THAT WE DON'T KNOW UNTIL THEY ATTEMPT IT >> MONICA, VICE PRESIDENT PENCE COMMENTED ON THE PRESIDENT'S THREAT TO CUT FUNDING TO SCHOOLS THAT DON'T REOPEN WHAT DID HE SAY? >> EXACTLY HE WAS ASKED WHY THE PRESIDENT IS TWEETING ABOUT ALL OF THIS POTENTIAL THREAT

AND HE DID POINT OUT QUITE QUICKLY THAT 90% OF THAT COMES FROM THE STATES BUT WE HAVE A BYTE OF THAT TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT HE SAID AT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TODAY >> APART FROM HAVING AN UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITION, CHILDREN DO NOT APPEAR TO BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO SERIOUS ILLNESS FROM THE CORONAVIRUS THE RISK OF SERIOUS ILLNESS TO CHILDREN IS VERY LOW

AND THERE ARE MEASURES WE CAN PUT INTO PLACE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DON'T — WE DON'T SEE THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS OR OUTBREAKS IN INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS >> ONE THING THAT A LOT OF SCHOOLS ARE CONSIDERING IS THIS HYBRID APPROACH WHERE YOU COULD HAVE SOME DAYS BE IN THE CLASSROOM, SOME DAYS BE AT HOME VIRTUAL LEARNING BUT THE BIGGER PUZZLE PIECE IS WHAT THE PARENTS ARE WONDERING AS WELL

IF PARENTS CAN'T GO BACK TO WORK, HOW DO THEY JUGGLE THE DISTANCE LEARNING OR IF THEY ARE EXPECTED TO BE BACK AT WORK AND THE KIDS ARE AT HOME, HOW DO YOU MANAGE THAT WHAT WAS NOTABLE IS THAT THE CDC DIRECTOR WAS THERE AND HE WAS ASKED ABOUT THIS HE SAID IF THE PRESIDENT SAYS THE GUIDANCE IS TOO STRONG ARE YOU GOING TO CHANGE IT TO APPEASE HIM HE SAID WE'RE CONFIDENT THAT WE CAN FIND A WAY TO SATISFY BOTH THE PRESIDENT AND WHAT THE CDC FEELS IS SAFE FOR THE MILLIONS OF STUDENTS

ALLISON >> MONICA, LET'S TALK ABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S AUTHORITY HERE ON BOTH REOPENING AND FUNDING I MEAN, AREN'T THE DECISIONS TO REOPEN SCHOOLS AND THE FUNDING FOR EDUCATION HERE LARGELY STATE AND LOCALLY BASED? >> ABSOLUTELY AND IT IS SOMETHING THAT WE ALSO SAW EARLIER IN THE PANDEMIC WHEN THE PRESIDENT TRIED TO ASSERT HIS OWN AUTHORITY OVER STATES IN TERMS OF DECIDING WHEN THEY WERE GOING TO REOPEN, WHEN THEY WERE GOING TO LIFT THE STAY- AT-HOME ORDERS OF COURSE HE DOESN'T HAVE THAT AUTHORITY

STATE EXECUTIVES, GOVERNORS ARE THE ONE THAT'S GET TO LAY OUT THE TIMELINE IT IS VERY SIMILAR WITH SCHOOLS BUT YOU HAVE THIS OVERARCHING PRESSURE FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THEY'RE GOING TO PUT ON THEIR OWN CDC GUIDELINES AND IT IS MORE TILT TORE SCHOOLS AND LOCALITIES THAT WANT TO OPEN TO SAY WE'RE NOT READY YET IF YOU'RE GETTING THIS GUIDANCE FROM THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT AND OTHERS THAT'S WHY THE PRESIDENT IS PUSHING IT SO INTENTLY

IN THE END IT WILL BE UP TO THE GOVERNORS AND THE STATES AND THE LOCALITIES LIKE THE ISSUE OF WEARING THE FACE MASK IT IS UP TO THE INDIVIDUAL IT IS SIMILAR WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THE SCHOOLS AND THE COUNTIES IT WILL BE DEPENDING ON THEM HOW THE VIRUS IS DOING WHERE THEY ARE TO MAKE THOSE DIFFICULT DECISIONS

ALLISON >> MONICA, YOU SAID IT SO TOUGH FOR PARENTS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO THEIR KIDS ARE AT HOME, KIDS ARE AT SCHOOL A LOT OF DIFFICULT DECISIONS ABOUT THE ACADEMIC YEAR

THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> HOSPITALS IN SOUTH FLORIDA ARE ASKING THE STATE FOR HELP THIS WEEK 100 HEALTH CARE WORKERS WILL HEAD TO JACKSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL IN MIAMI TO INCREASE ITS CAPACITY NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT KATIE BECK REPORTS >> Reporter: HOSPITALS IN FLORIDA ARE AT THE TIPPING POINT

WE ARE LEARNING THAT MOST FLORIDA HOSPITALS ARE OPERATING AROUND 80% CAPACITY RIGHT NOW AND COUNTIES LIKE MIAMI-DADE WHERE THINGS ARE WORSE, THEY'RE OPERATING CLOSER TO 90% WE KNOW AT LEAST NINE HOSPITALS IN THE MIAMI- DADE AREA HAVE ALREADY REACHED CAPACITY SO THIS IS BECOMING A REAL STRUGGLE FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS TO BALANCE RESOURCES, TO BALANCE STAFFING CONCERNS AND TO FIND SPACE THESE PATIENTS ACTUALLY HAVE TO BE CREATED IN ISOLATION WHICH MEANS THAT EVERY BED THAT THEY USE FOR THEM BASICALLY HAS TO BE AWAY FROM OTHER PATIENTS AND AWAY FROM POSSIBLY INFECTING OTHER PEOPLE

THIS IS A CHALLENGE THEY'RE FACING NOW AS THE NUMBERS CONTINUE TO RISE AND MORE AND MORE PATIENTS COME THROUGH THE DOOR DOCTORS HEARSAY THAT THIS IS REALLY A SYMPTOM OF BAD BEHAVIOR THIS IS NOT A SECOND WAVE OR ANY PART OF A SECOND WAVE THIS IS JUST PEOPLE RELAXING THEIR STANDARDS AND NOT FOLLOWING GUIDELINES

NOT WEARING THEIR MASKS AND NOT FOLLOWING SOCIAL DISTANCING DOCTORS SAY NOW IT IS PRESENTING THEM WITH A CHALLENGE WHEN A PATIENT WALKS THROUGH THE DOOR, HOW DO WE FIND A BED FOR THEM >> I THINK YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT WE DO STILL HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT AND ABOUT THEY'RE NOT ALL COVID PATIENTS IN ICUs WE HAVE OTHER PATIENTS AS WELL

THE HOSPITALS HAVE THE SURGE CAPACITY FOR BEDS AND VENTILATORS AS WELL I WORRY ABOUT ARE WE GOING TO HAVE ENOUGH PERSONNEL IF WE GET INTO A SERIOUS SITUATION THOUGH >> Reporter: ALLISON, HERE IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, THE MOST POPULACE COUNTY IN THE STATE, HIT HARDEST BY COVID THE MAYOR SAID WE WILL BE ROLLING BACK OUR REOPENING, PUTTING MORE RESTRICTIONS ON RESTAURANTS AND GYMS TO AVOID THE CROWDING IN THE HOSPITALS >>> A LOT OF FIRSTS IN TEXAS TODAY

THE STATE FAIR CANCELED FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE WORLD WAR II THE NUMBER OF NEW DAILY CORONAVIRUS CASES TOPPING 10,000 FOR THE FIRST TIME TODAY IN DALLAS, HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE AT RECORD HIGHS NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT GARRETT IS AT THE DALLAS HOSPITAL A LOT OF NOT SO GREAT FIRSTS TODAY

WE KNOW THERE ARE MORE THAN 750 PEOPLE IN THE HOSPITAL WITH COVID-19 IN DALLAS COUNTY RIGHT NOW THAT IS A RECORD HIGH WHAT IS GOING ON AT TEXAS HEALTH DALLAS WHERE YOU ARE? >> Reporter: YEAH, ALLISON THE GOVERNOR HAS BEEN SAYING FOR MONTHS NOW THAT THE HOSPITAL HAS CAPACITY TO HANDLE A SURGE NOW THAT IS BEING TESTED

IT IS HAPPENING IN REAL TIME I TALK TODAY AN ICU DOCTOR FROM THIS HOSPITAL WHO SAID LAST WEEK THEY MIGHT SEE 20-30 PATIENTS EACH DAY WITH CORONAVIRUS NOW THEY'RE SEEING 60-70 A LOT OF THE FOLKS ARE SICK ENOUGH THAT THEY NEED TO BE ADMITTED TO THE ICU I SHOULD ADD THAT, IS ONE OF THE SMALLER HOSPITALS DEALING WITH THE CORONAVIRUS IN THE GREATER DALLAS AREA

THAT TELLS YOU THE SCOPE OF THE PROBLEM HERE AND HERE THEY ARE LESS WORRIED ABOUT RUNNING OUT OF BED SPACE OR EVEN VENTILATORS THE TECHNOLOGY HAS CAUGHT UP TO THE MOMENT TO A CERTAIN DEGREE BUT MORE CONCERNED ABOUT THE DEMANDS ON THEIR STAFF DOCTORS, NURSES, RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS ARE HUMAN BEINGS WHO CAN ONLY WORK SO HARD FOR SO LONG

THAT'S WHERE THE STRAIN IS GOING TO BE AS THIS SURGE CONTINUES HERE >> GARRETT, DOCTORS THERE ARE ASKING RECOVERED COVID- 19 PATIENTS FOR HELP WHAT KIND OF HELP DO THEY NEED HERE? >> Reporter: YEAH SO I INTERVIEWED DR WEINSTEIN THIS MORNING WHO TOLD ME EARLY ON IN THIS ORIGINAL OUTBREAK OF THE PANDEMIC HERE, HE SUCCESSFULLY TREATED A PATIENT FOR WHOM NOTHING ELSE WAS WORKING WITH CONVALESCENT PLASMA

THAT IS THE PLASMA FROM DONORS OF OTHER FOLKS TO WHO HAVE RECOVERED FROM COVID-19 HE SEES THAT AS A POTENTIAL GAME- CHANGER IN HELPING PEOPLE RECOVER HERE IS WHAT HE TOLD ME ABOUT THE NEED TODAY >> WE'VE BEEN USING CONVALESCENT PLASMA ROUTINELY SINCE IT HAS BECOME AVAILABLE AND I WOULD URGE EVERYONE WHO HAS SURVIVED THE DISEASE AND RECOVERED TO DONATE CONVALESCENT PLASMA BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF PATIENT WHO'S HAVE THE DISEASE AND GET ILL RISE, WE NEED MORE AND MORE CONVALESCENT PLASMA TO TREAT THOSE PATIENTS TO HELP CURE THEM

>> Reporter: INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH, YOU KNOW, THIS IS 19th CENTURY TECHNOLOGY, THE IDEA OF TREATING WITH CONVALESCENT PLASMA IT IS STILL BEING STUDIED AND LOOKED AT BY CDC AND BY OTHERS AGAIN, AT THIS POINT AMAZINGLY SEVERAL MONTHS INTO THE PANDEMIC, DOCTORS ARE SORT OF TAKING AT APPROACH SOMETIMES WE'RE GOING TO TRY EVERYTHING THAT MAY BE AVAILABLE TO FIND SOMETHING THAT COULD WORK TO TREAT THOSE PATIENTS WHO ARE MOST ACUTELY ILL >> GARRETT, WE HAVE SEEN LONG LINES FOR TESTING ALL OVER THE COUNTRY

STORIES ABOUT PEOPLE WAITING A WEEK OR LONGER TO GET THEIR RESULTS BACK WHAT IS THE TESTING SITUATION LIKE IN DALLAS COUNTY? >> Reporter: IT'S BAD AND IT HAS BEEN BAD IT IS FRUSTRATING HERE IN THE COUNTY BECAUSE THIS HAS BEEN A RECURRING ISSUE IT IS NOT SO MUCH THAT IT IS HARD TO GET A TEST BUT RELIABLY GETTING YOUR RESULTS BACK IN A TIME FRAME THAT COULD BE USELESS IS NEAR IMPOSSIBLE THERE'S A BACKLOG AT THE LAB

THERE IS A LACK OF THE REAGENTS, THE CHEMICALS THAT ARE USED TO CONDUCT THE TESTS SOMEONE MIGHT GO IN AND NOT GET THE RESULTS BACK FOR A WEEK FROM A CONTACT TRACING PERSPECTIVE, IT MAKES THAT RESULT USELESS PEOPLE WON'T BE ABLE TO KEEP TRACK OF EVERYONE WHO THEY CAME INTO CONTACT WITH OVER THAT WEEK A LOT OF PEOPLE GO BACK TO WORK OR THEY GO BACK TO BEING AROUND OTHER PEOPLE, THUS CONTINUING TO SILENTLY SPREAD THE VIRUS

IT REMAINS A HUGE ISSUE IN THE STATE OF TEXAS WHICH IS CONSISTENTLY PERFORMED IN THE BOTTOM 10 OF ALL STATES IN TERMS OF TESTING PER CAPITA OF THEIR POPULATION THE STATE IS GOING TO HAVE TO GET A HANDLE ON IT OR YOU'RE ESSENTIALLY FLYING BLIND FIGHTING THIS VIRUS >> GARRETT, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> Reporter: YOU BET >>> THE WHITE HOUSE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE GETTING BACK TO THE BASICS TODAY, ASKING AMERICANS IN CORONAVIRUS HOT SPOTS TO WEAR MASKS, AVOID BIG GROUPS AND STAY HOME

>> REALLY ASKING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IN THOSE COUNTIES AND IN THOSE STATES TO NOT ONLY USE THE FACE COVERINGS, NOT GOING TO BARS OR INDOOR DINING, BUT REALLY NOT GATHERING IN HOMES EITHER AND DECREASING THOSE GATHERINGS BACK DOWN TO OUR PHASE 1 RECOMMENDATION WHICH WAS TEN OR LESS >>> NBC NEWS MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT DR JOHN TORRES JOINS ME NOW DR

JOHN, IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE WE'VE HAD A BRIEFING FROM THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE DR BIRX RECOMMENDING PEOPLE IN HOT SPOTS GO BACK TO PHASE 1 GUIDELINES WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT >> I THINK SHE IS RIGHT

WE NEED TO GET BACK TO THE PHASE 1 REQUIREMENTS IN HOT SPOTS AROUND THE COUNTRY BECAUSE WE'RE STARTING TO SEE THE SPIKES TURN INTO OUTBREAKS WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT NONE OF US HOPED WOULD HAPPEN WHAT SHE IS TALKING ABOUT ARE THE THINGS THAT ARE SPREADING CORONAVIRUS THAT IS INSIDE IN THESE SITUATIONS, BARS AND RESTAURANTS AND THE GATHERINGS ESPECIALLY GATHERINGS ABOVE TEN AND THE FAMILY GATHERINGS WHICH IS A BIG THING THAT GOVERNOR NEWSOM IN CALIFORNIA IS ADDRESSING

HE THINKS THAT'S WHERE THE HOT SPOTS CROPPED UP, IN THE FAMILY GATHERINGS THE BIG CONCERN IS YOU'RE TRYING TO MAKE THIS A MANDATE ACROSS THE COUNTRY IF WE CAN MAKE THIS A MANDATE ACROSS COUNTRY, ESPECIALLY THE MASKS, THEN WE WOULDN'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IT SPREADING QUITE AS MUCH HOPEFULLY THAT WILL COME UP SOON BECAUSE IT IS GETTING IN GOOD HOT SPOTS BUT YOU NEED TO GET INTO OTHER AREAS TOO BEFORE THEY BECOME HOT SPOTS, ALLISON >> DR

JOHN, LET'S TALK ABOUT THE KIDS GOING BACK TO SCHOOL TODAY'S BRIEFING REALLY FOCUSED OPRY OPENING SCHOOLS AMERICAN PEDIATRICIANS SAYS IT IS IMPORTANT FOR KIDS TO GET BACK TO IN-PERSON LEARNING CDC PUT OUT GUIDELINES FOR HOW TO DO THAT SAFELY WHAT DO YOU THINK THAT SCHOOLS SHOULD CONSIDER WHEN THEY MAKE THESE DECISIONS AND WHEN THEY'RE TRYING TO KEEP THE KIDS SAFE

>> THE BIGGEST THING IS THE DISCONNECT IN THE COMMUNICATION ON ONE HAND YOU'RE HEARING, WHICH I AGREE WITH THE AMERICAN PEDIATRICS ACADEMY, THE KIDS NEED TO GET BACK TO SCHOOL THEY NEED THE EDUCATIONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT THE FAMILIES NEED TO GO BACK TO WORK ALL OF THE FACTORS NEED TO BE IN PLACE SO KIDS CAN GO BACK TO SCHOOL IT IS IMPORTANT

BUT AT THE SAME TIME THE ACADEMY SAID WE NEED TO DO THIS JUDICIOUSLY WE NEED THE SIX- FOOT DISTANCING ALTHOUGH KIDS DON'T SEEM TO GET IT AS MUCH AND SPREAD IT AS MUCH, THEY STILL CAN AND THE STAFF IN PARTICULAR COULD BE AT RISK WE NEED TO WORRY ABOUT THEM AS WELL

THE CONCERNING THING IS WHEN YOU HEAR THE ADMINISTRATION SAYING KIDS NEED TO GO TO SCHOOL FIVE DAYS A WEEK, ALL STUDENTS YOU CAN'T SIX FOOT DISTANCE IN CURRENT CLASSROOMS IF YOU HAVE ALL STUDENTS ALL DAY LONG THAT IS A BIT OF A DISCONNECT THERE WHAT DR ANTHONY FAUCI SAID A MONTH OR TWO AGO, WHEN IT COMES TIME FOR SCHOOL, DEFINITELY GET KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL BUT WE NEED TO BE CREATIVE HOW WE DO THAT

IT COULD BE A GROUP GOES FOR A FEW DAYS AND ANOTHER GROUP GOES FOR ANOTHER DAYS SOMETHING TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY SOCIAL DISTANCE AND WEAR MASKS IF THEY CAN'T SOCIAL DISTANCE YOU CAN'T WEAR A MASK ALL DAY LONG AND STUDENTS IN PARTICULAR WON'T BE ABLE TO DO THAT WE HAVE TO THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX HERE, ALLISON

>> DR JOHN, WHAT ABOUT THAT INFLAMMATORY DISEASE THAT WE HAD SEEN IN CHILDREN? INITIALLY WE THOUGHT THAT WAS RARE THE TASK FORCE STILL CHARACTERIZED IT THAT WAY TODAY DID WE LEARN ANY MORE ABOUT THAT CONDITION? >> SO IT IS STILL RARE THE MULTI SYSTEM INFLAMMATORY SYNDROME IN CHILDREN

AND THERE'S ONLY BEEN A FEW HUNDRED HAVING IT BUT THE CONCERN IS THIS USUALLY HAPPENS ABOUT SIX WEEKS AFTER THE PEAK IN CASES AND SO WE'RE STILL ONLY WITHIN A COUPLE WEEKS OF THE CASES THEY HAVEN'T EVEN PEAKED YET START LOOKING A MONTH FROM NOW WHAT HAPPENS

HOPEFULLY WE WON'T GET MANY MORE CASES AND HOPEFULLY IT STAYS RARE, ALLISON >> SIX MONTHS IN, WE ARE STILL LEARNING ABOUT WHAT THIS VIRUS DOES TO THE BODY A RECENT STUDY WARNED THAT THE CORONAVIRUS CAN CAUSE BRAIN DAMAGE CAN YOU TELL US WHAT THAT STUDY FOUND AND SOME OF THE CONCERNS HERE? >> RIGHT WHAT THE STUDY FOUND IS THAT THE LONG-TERM IMPLICATIONS, THE LONG-TERM RESULTS OF CORONAVIRUS ARE A LITTLE WORSE THAN WE THOUGHT THEY WERE, ESPECIALLY FOR PEOPLE WHO HAPPEN TO GET THE BRAIN ISSUES, THE BRAIN INFLAMMATION

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER IS EARLY ON WE FOUND OUT THAT PEOPLE WERE HAVING A LACK OF SMELL AND A LACK OF TASTE THE REASON THAT IS HAPPENING IS BECAUSE THE VIRUS IS GETTING UP INTO THE NERVES, THE TOP OF THE NERVE — THE TOP OF THE NOSE JUST BELOW THE BRAIN AND AFFECTING THE NERVES IF THEY CAN GET THERE, THEY CAN GET INTO THE BRAIN AND CAUSE THIS ACUTE ENSELF LOAMY LIE TUESDAY THAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT IT IS AN INFLAMMATION THAT CAN CAUSE LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES IT CAN HAPPEN AT ANY AGE

THE CONCERN, ESPECIALLY WITH THE YOUNG ADULTS GOING OUT AND NOT TOO CONCERNED ABOUT CORONAVIRUS, IT IS NOT HAPPENING TO ALL OF THEM BUT IT CAN HAPPEN TO ANY OF THEM THAT IS THE THING THAT WE ALL NEED TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT, ALLISON >> DR JOHN, WE KEEP SAYING WE KEEP LEARNING MORE AND MORE ABOUT THIS VIRUS EVERY DAY THANK YOU FORGETTING US UP TO SPEED

>>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >>> WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS >> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT'S NEWS DE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 A

M EASTERN >> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY >> THIS ISN'T ABOUT DONALD TRUMP THIS 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 IN NOVEMBER >> WHEN YOU NEED TO GO DEEP INSIDE OF THE STORY >> WHAT IS THE POLICY CHANGE IN POLICING THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ENACTED >> AND HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN THERE >> WHO IS TELL THE TRUTH AND WHO IS LYING EVERY DAY? THAT'S THE NEWS STORY THAT AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR

>> ONLY ON MSNBC >> WE LIKE TO THINK WE LIVE IN A POST-RACIAL AMERICA WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE ARE NOT >> A MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME AND SAYING WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS

>> IT IS OKAY TO NOTICE THAT YOU'RE DIFFERENT BUT DON'T FEEL LESS THING >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS >> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE'VE GOT BREAKING NEWS

>> WE ACTUALLY SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE >> IT IS NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

>> A VIRUS THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >> A GLOBAL FIGHT AGAINST IT UNITES US >> THE PEOPLE DON'T WORK, THEY WON'T BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >> OUR TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND LEARNING FROM WHERE IT HAS BEEN >> THE SOUTH KOREA AN GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK IN STAGES

>> SO YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE >> LIFE IN ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL IT JUST DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >> THE ONLY THING THAT WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF >> THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES

A UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED FIRST >> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FAINT HEARTED IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE >> 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 THESE O CRISIS MAY DOVETAIL AT THESE ONGOING PROTESTS? >> ANOTHER SUPREME COURT RULING TODAY THIS ONE A WIN FOR THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION THE DECISION GIVES COMPANIES MORE FREEDOM TO REFUSE TO PROVIDE FREE BIRTH CONTROL FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES NBC NEWS JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT PETE WILLIAMS JOINS ME NOW

PETE 100,000 WOMEN COULD LOSE CONTRACEPTIVE COVERAGE HERE THIS IS A BIG ONE >> YES 126,000 THE GOVERNMENT ESTIMATES

SO HERE IS THE SEQUENCE HERE YOU REMEMBER WHEN OBAMACARE WAS FIRST ENACTED INTO LAW IN 2010, THERE WAS ALREADY A CARVE-OUT IF YOU WERE A CHURCH OR A MOSQUE OR A SYNAGOGUE, YOU DID NOT HAVE TO PROVIDE CONTRACEPTIVE CARE FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES THEY COULDN'T GET INSURANCE COVERAGE FROM YOU AT NO COST IF THE EMPLOYER HAD A RELIGIOUS OBJECTIVE TO PROVIDING IT NOT ALL CHURCHES DID BUT MANY DID

THIS WAS THE RELIGIOUS OPT OUT THERE HAS BEEN A TURMOIL IN THE COURTS ABOUT WHAT RELIGIOUSLY AFFILIATED GROUPS WOULD HAVE TO DO TO OPT OUT AS WELL AND IF THEY WOULD HAVE TO BE COMPLICIT IN THAT AND THAT VIOLATED THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS WELL, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SORT OF WANTED TO PUT THAT ALL ASIDE AND CAME UP WITH NEW RULES IT IS THESE RULES THAT THE SUPREME COURT UPHELD TODAY THESE RULES SAY A MUCH BROADER RANGE OF EMPLOYERS, INCLUDING FOR- PROFIT COMPANIES, UNIVERSITIES, CAN OPT OUT IF THEY HAVE RELIGIOUS OR EVEN MORAL OBJECTIONS

IT GREATLY EXPANDS THE OPT OUT AND THE SUPREME COURT WITHHELD THIS BY A VOTE OF 7-2 CLARENCE THOMAS BASICALLY SAID OBAMACARE GIVES THE GOVERNMENT WIDE LATITUDE WHAT CONTRACEPTIVE CARE IS AND WHO SHOULD HAVE TO PROVIDE IT >> PETE, THERE WAS ANOTHER SUPREME COURT DECISION TODAY THAT STRENGTHENS RELIGIOUS PROTECTION FROM DISCRIMINATION LAWSUITS CAN YOU EXPLAIN THAT CASE FOR US? >> WELL, PROTECTION FOR THE EMPLOYER, BUT NOT FOR THE EMPLOYEE

THE SUPREME COURT SAID THAT — >> OKAY >> RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS, CHURCHES CAN'T BE SUED FOR JOB DISCRIMINATION WHEN THEY FIRE THEIR EMPLOYEES NOW, THE SUPREME COURT HAS SAID BEFORE IF YOU PROVIDE WHAT THEY CALLED A MINISTERIAL FUNCTION, YOU WERE INVOLVED IN PASSING ALONG THE FAITH, THEN THE GOVERNMENT COULDN'T STEP IN AND DECIDE IF YOU WERE RIGHTLY OR WRONGLY FIRED THAT ALSO APPLIES TO TEACHERS IN RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS TWO WOMEN SUED AFTER THEY WERE FIRED FROM CATHOLIC SCHOOLS IN CALIFORNIA

ONE DEVELOPED BREAST CANCER THE OTHER SAID SHE WAS FIRED FOR BEING TOO OLD IN BOTH CASES THE CHURCHES SAID NO THERE WAS PROBLEMS WITH THEIR TEACHING IN ANY EVENT THE SUPREME COURT SAID BECAUSE THESE ORGANIZATIONS HAVE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, IT IS NOT FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO STEP IN AND DECIDE WHEN PEOPLE HAVE A RELIGIOUS FUNCTIONING AND TEACHING IN A RELIGIOUS SCHOOL, THAT'S WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT

>> PETE, THE SUPREME COURT SAYS TOMORROW WILL BE THE LAST DECISION DAY OF THIS TERM WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING FOR? >> WELL, WHAT EVERYBODY ELSE IS WATCHING FOR THE BIG TWO CASES >> YEAH >> ON EFFORTS TO GET PRESIDENT TRUMP'S BUSINESS RECORDS

SUBPOENAS FROM THREE CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES, THREE US HOUSE COMMITTEES FOR DOCUMENTS AND FROM A NEW YORK PROSECUTOR WHO WANTS TO GET THE PRESIDENT'S TAX RETURNS TWO VERY DIFFERENT QUESTIONS ONE INVOLVES THE SUBPOENA POWER OF CONGRESS

ONE INVOLVES THE SEPARATION OF POWERS ISSUE INVOLVING A LOCAL PROSECUTOR TRYING TO GET SOMETHING FROM A SITTING PRESIDENT SO WE EXPECT TO GET THOSE DECISIONS TOMORROW ON WHAT WILL BE THE COURT'S LAST DAY >> PETE, BEFORE YOU GO, WE ALSO LEARNED OVERNIGHT THAT CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS WAS HOSPITALIZED LAST MONTH AFTER A FALL DO WE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED AND HOW HE IS DOING? >> WELL, HE SEEMS TO BE FINE WHAT WE'RE TOLD IS THAT ROUGHLY TWO WEEKS TO GO HE WAS WALKING AND HE FELL AND INJURED HIS HEAD AND HAD TO BE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL BY AN AMBULANCE

HE REQUIRED STITCHES AND THEY DECIDED TO KEEP HIM IN THE HOSPITAL OVERNIGHT FOR OBSERVATION BUT THE COURT SAYS THE DOCTORS LOOKED AT IT AND DETERMINED IT WAS PROBABLY THE RESULT OF DEHYDRATION WE'VE HAD SOME PRETTY HOT DAYS THEY'RE IN WASHINGTON IN THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS AND IT WAS NOT RELATED TO SEIZURES THAT HE HAS SUFFERED IN THE PAST

>> ALL RIGHT GOOD TO HEAR THAT IT SOUNDS LIKE HE IS DOING OKAY PETE, I HAVE A FEELING THAT WE WILL BE TALKING AGAIN TOMORROW >> OKAY I'LL BE AROUND

>>> IS PRESIDENT TRUMP BETTING ON RACISM TO HELP HIM GET REELECTED IN NOVEMBER? IN A NEW NBC NEWS ANALYSIS OUR VERY OWN JONATHAN ALLEN ARGUES THAT THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T HAVE A STRATEGY TO REVERSE HIS POLL NUMBERS SO HE IS SCARING CONSERVATIVE WHITE VOTERS JOHN ALLEN JOINS ME NOW JOHN, EXPLAIN WHAT THE PRESIDENT — OH, MY GOD DON'T EXPLAIN YET LET'S SEE THAT SHIRT FIRST

I'M ON IT THAT'S SOMETHING ELSE THAT IS A GOOD LOOKING SHIRT I'M GOING TO STOP BUYING MINE I'M GOING TO CALL AND YOU HAVE THEM CUSTOM DONE

>> I THINK YOURS LOOK A LOT BETTER THAN MINE >> I DON'T KNOW I'M A HUGE FAN OF — I'M VERY IMPRESSED SORRY YOU REALLY CAUGHT ME OFF GUARD THERE

THAT WAS AWESOME EXPLAIN TO US WHAT PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DOING HERE >> WELL, I THINK THE PRESIDENT IS TRYING VERY HARD TO GET MORE VOTES FOR NOVEMBER AND THE FIRST PIECE OF THAT IS TRYING TO REGAIN THE BASE THAT HE HAS LOST MOST OF HIS BASE IS STILL THERE

BUT WE'RE SEEING IN THE POLL NUMBERS SOME OF THAT IS ERODING, PARTICULARLY AMONG NONCOLLEGE EDUCATED WHITE VOTERS THIS IS, YOU KNOW, AN PROBLEM FOR THE PRESIDENT HE HAS WITNESSED THAT PARTICULARLY DURING THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS AND ALSO DURING THE PROTESTS THAT HAPPENED THAT DEMONSTRATE AGAINST THE POLICE KILLING OF BLACK PEOPLE AND MORE BROAD THREE DEMONSTRATE FOR JUSTICE >> JOHN, IS THIS A CASE OF THE PRESIDENT GOING ROGUE, DOING WHATEVER YOU WANTS TO OR ARE HIS STAFF AND STRATEGISTS ADVISING HIM THAT THIS IS THE WAY TO PLAY THE ELECTION? >> I'M NOT SURE THAT IT IS FAIR TO EVER SAY THAT THE PRESIDENT IS GOING ROGUE

HE IS HIS OWN — [LAUGHTER] >> HE IS HIS OWN DECISION-MAKER IN TERMS OF HIS POLITICAL STRATEGY AND THE PEOPLE AROUND HIM LARGELY REACT TO IT WHETHER IT IS WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS OR CAMPAIGN OFFICIALS TIME AND AGAIN >> JOHN, YOU KNOW THE EXAMPLE THE PRESIDENT HAS COME OUT AGAINST SPORTS TEAM CHANGING THEIR NAMES

HE DEMANDED THAT BUBBA WALLACE APOLOGIZE AFTER THE FBI SAID THERE WAS NO CRIME OVER A NOOSE FOUND IN HIS STALL IN TALLADEGA IS THE PRESIDENT'S BASE RESPONDING TO THIS? >> YOU KNOW, FOR A LONG TIME HE HAS FOUND THAT THERE'S A CERTAIN PART OF HIS PARTY AND EVEN OUTSIDE OF HIS PARTY A CERTAIN SUPPORT BASE THAT LIKES CULTURALLY DIVISIVE RHETORIC AND CULTURALLY DIVISIVE POLICIES HE APPEARS TO BE CONVINCED THAT IT IS A GOOD STRATEGY FOR THIS ELECTION WHICH SUGGESTS THAT HE BELIEVES THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS THAT HE WON THE LAST ELECTION DESPITE WINNING COMMUNICATING WHAT APPEARS TO BE A VERY SOLID MINORITY OF THE ELECTORATE >> YEAH >> IT IS BAFFLING POLL AFTER POLL WE SEE THE NATION'S ATTITUDES ON RACE HAVE CHANGED DRAMATICALLY OVER THE COURSE OF DECADES

HUNDREDS OF YEARS REALLY SORT OF PROGRESSION TOWARDS THE MOMENT THAT WE'RE IN NOW AND OBVIOUSLY THERE'S A LOT TO BE DONE BEFORE THERE'S — YOU KNOW, BEFORE YOU CAN SAY THIS IS A JUST SOCIETY WHAT THE PRESIDENT IS DOING IS PLACING A VERY BIG BET ON WHAT I WOULD SAY ARE THE LONG ODDS ON AMERICA'S VIEW ON RACISM MOST VOTERS — >> UH-HUH YEAH

>> YOU REFERENCED THE POLLS LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THEM HERE IS ONE IT SAYS THAT AMERICANS SUPPORT THE PROTESTS AGAINST SYSTEMIC RACISM WHAT TRUMP IS DOING IS A HYPED UP VERSION OF SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE SEEN BEFORE FROM RONALD REAGAN AND WOODROW WILSON

YOU SAID IT, THIS IS 2020 IT IS A DIFFERENT TIME CAN YOU GIVE US SOME OF THE HISTORY HERE AND WHY THIS IS A BIGGER GAMBLE FOR THE PRESIDENT THAN IT WAS FOR THOSE TWO >> SURE WHEN WOODROW WILSON WAS PRESIDENT, HE WAS PROMOTING FILMS THAT SUPPORTED THE KLU KLUX KLAN OR, YOU KNOW, RONALD REAGAN WENT TO PHILADELPHIA AND MISSISSIPPI WHICH WAS FAMOUS AS CONGRESSMAN CLYBURN SAID ONLY FOR THE MURDER OF THREE CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVISTS IN 1964

WHEN REAGAN WENT THERE AND PROCLAIMED HE WAS THERE FOR STATES' RIGHTS, THESE WERE SUBTLE DOG WHISTLES TO THE PUBLIC AND TRYING TO PLAY ON RACIAL FEARS AND TRYING TO STOKE THAT THE NATION'S ATTITUDE HAS CHANGED A LOT IN 1983, RIGHT AROUND THE TIME IN TERMS OF THE ERA THAT REAGAN WAS TALKING ABOUT PHILADELPHIA AND MISSISSIPPI, ONLY 38% OF WHITES APPROVED OF INTERRACIAL MARRIAGE ACCORDING TO GALLOP POLLING YOU JUST SHOWED THAT POLL THERE THAT ALMOST 70% OF AMERICANS SUPPORT THE PROTESTS IN THE WAKE OF THE GEORGE FLOYD DEATH THIS IS DIFFERENT THAN WHEN DONALD TRUMP WAS GROWING UP AND MUCH DIFFERENT THAN WHEN WILSON WAS PRESIDENT

>> JOHN ALLEN, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING ON AND CONFIRMING SOMETHING THAT WE SUSPECTED ALL ALONG, IT IS WEDNESDAY AFTER ALL >> I HAD TO DOUBLE CHECK BEFORE I WROTE IT ON THE SHIRT [LAUGHTER] >> I'M GLAD YOU GOT THE DAY RIGHT THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN AN EPIC FAIL >> ABSOLUTELY

I'LL SEE YOU ON A DIFFERENT DAY I DON'T KNOW IF I HAVE SEVEN SHIRTS THAT I CAN DO THIS WITH THOUGH [LAUGHTER] >> BYE MORE WE'LL EXPENSE IT TO NEWS NOW WE WILL PICK UP THE COST

THANK YOU SO MUCH >> THANK YOU, ALLISON >>> AN EMOTIONALLY DAMAGED NARCISTIST IS ONE WAY THAT DONALD TRUMP'S NIECE DESCRIBES HIM OF HE IS A CLOWN THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN

I AGREED NBC NEWS OBTAINED A COPY OF TOO MUCH AND NEVER ENOUGH DUE OUT JULY 14th NBC NEWS NATIONAL POLITICAL REPORTER JOSH LETTERMAN JOINS ME NOW FOLKS ARE DYING TO GET THEIR HANDS ON THIS BOOK WHAT ARE SOME OF THE OTHER JUICY TIDBITS IN HERE? SHARE THEM WITH US

>> YEAH A LOT OF PEOPLE EAGER TO DIVE INTO THIS BOOK, ALLISON BUT WE HAVE A COPY THAT WE HAVE OBTAINED I WANTED TO READ TO YOU PART IT WAS >> LOOK AT THAT

>> THAT IS GETTING QUITE A BIT OF ATTENTION WHERE THE AUTHOR TALKS ABOUT HOW THE PRESIDENT ACTUALLY GOT INTO COLLEGE WHERE HE STUDIED AT WHARTON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS IN PENNSYLVANIA AND PRESIDENT TRUMP'S NIECE WRITING THAT THE PRESIDENT'S MOTHER WAS DOING HIS HOMEWORK FOR HIM REGULARLY BUT COULDN'T TAKE HIS SAT TESTS FOR HIM SHE SAID TO HEDGE HIS BETS HE ENLISTED JOE SHAPIRO, A SMART KID WITH A GOOD REPUTATION AS A GOOD TEST TAKER TO TAKE HIS SAT TESTS FOR HIM DONALD PAID HIS BUDDY WELL THIS IS PROBABLY THE MOST EXPLOSIVE REVELATION, ALLISON, IN THE BOOK AS FAR AS ADDING NEW FACTS TO THE PICTURE

BECAUSE LET'S FACE IT, WE KNOW QUITE A BIT ABOUT THE PRESIDENT, THE WAY HE HAS CONDUCTED HIMSELF A LOT IN THIS BOOK IS AN INTIMATE FAMILY MEMORY COUNTING HIS BEHAVIOR AS A CHILD THAT SHE SAYS LED UP TO THE WAY THAT HE ACTS NOW AND HOW THE FAMILY DISFUNCTION MAY HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THAT >>> LET'S GO TO THE WHITE HOUSE WHERE PRESS SECRETARY IS BRIEFING REPORTERS >> 4 MILLION MANUFACTURING JOBS WILL BE REGAINED THAT WERE LOST UNDER NAFTA THIS WILL BE A HUGE INFLUX OF AMERICAN JOB THAT'S WERE LOST UNDER THE FAILED NAFTA TRADE DEAL THAT WENT INTO EFFECT

IN ADDITION, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF MANUFACTURING PLANTS WERE LOST BECAUSE OF NAFTA WE WANT TO BRING THOSE ON SHORE AND THIS WILL GO A LONG WAY IN BRINGING BACK THE MANUFACTURING PLANTS AND THE MILLIONS OF JOB THAT'S WERE LOST UNDER NAFTA NAFTA WAS A BAD DEAL FOR THE AMERICAN WORKER BECAUSE IT LEFT AMERICAN WORKS BEHIND MANY POLITICIANS FORGOT THE DAMAGE BROUGHT BUT PRESIDENT TRUMP DID NOT FORGET

IT TOOK THIS PRESIDENT TO CHANGE THE STATUS QUO, RENEGOTIATE NAFTA AND SECURE A BETTER DEAL FOR THE AMERICAN WORKER HERE IS WHY THE USMTA WILL CREATE 176,000 AMERICAN JOBS WE BELIEVE THE OTHER TRADE DEALS THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS NEGOTIATED WILL ADD TO THE NUMBER AND UNDO WHAT NAFTA HAS DONE THE USMCA WILL BOOST AMERICAN MANUFACTURING INCLUDING NEW WAGES AND NEW JOBS AND IT WILL CREATE 76,000 AUTO MANUFACTURING JOBS CRUCIAL TO THE WELL BEING OF THIS COUNTRY

THE USMCA IS GOOD FOR BUSINESS AS PRESIDENT TRUMP REBUILDS THE STRONGEST MOST INCLUSIVE ECONOMY IN HISTORY IT WILL HELP JUMP START OUR ECONOMY THE USMCA IS PROJECTED TO INCREASE GDP BY $235 BILLION THIS MEANS JOBS, JOBS, JOBS DURING THE MEETING, ONE OFFICIAL FROM MEXICO NOTED

NOW IT IS 100% CERTAINTY WITH THAT I WILL TAKE QUESTIONS YES >> YOU HAVEN'T TAKEN QUESTIONS FROM REPORTERS IN TWO WEEKS WHY HASN'T HE ANSWERED QUESTIONS FOR TWO WEEKS UNDER THE PAN DEM GLIKE THIS PRESIDENT ROUTINELY ANSWERS QUESTION

HE IS MORE ACCESSIBLE THAN ANY OF HIS PREDECESSORS HE IS ALWAYS UP TO THE JOB BUT HARD AT WORK IN THE OVAL OFFICE >> ALSO IS THE ADMINISTRATION RETALIATING AGAINST DR ANTHONY FAUCI FOR CONTRADICTING THE PRESIDENT? TODAY HE WAS TOLD TO COME TO THE WHITE HOUSE FOR THE TASK FORCE MEETING WHICH MEANT HE COULD NOT ANSWER QUESTIONS FROM REPORTERS >> THAT IS UP TO THE TASK FORCE

BUT YOU HAVE HEARD FROM A LOT OF OUR DOCTORS YOU HEARD FROM DR BIRX, DR FAUCI HAS APPEARED ON SIX TV PROGRAMS SINCE JUNE 1st YOU JUST HEARD HIM ON JUNE 26th

AND HE PARTICIPATED IN THE VICE PRESIDENT'S GOVERNOR'S BRIEFING ON COVID-19 ON JUNE 29th SO YOU'VE HEARD FROM HIM RECENTLY ALONG WITH THE REST OF OUR DOCTORS IN THE PAST FIVE DAYS DR HAHN HAS BEEN ON TV SIX TIME AS WELL >> THE PRESIDENT HAS CONFIDENCE IN THE CONCLUSIONS OF OUR MEDICAL EXPERTS BUT IT IS UP TO HIM TO DETERMINE WHAT TO DO WITH THAT INFORMATION AND TO TAKE WHAT WE HEAR FROM DR

FAUCI, DR BIRX AND OTHERS AND TAKE WHAT HE VALUES IN THEIR OPINIONS AND COME TO THE ULTIMATE CONSENSUS THAT IS BEST FOR THIS COUNTRY >> WHAT IS IT EXACTLY IN THE CDC GUIDELINES THAT THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T LIKE? >> YEAH SO THE CDC GUIDELINES THAT THE PRESIDENT MENTIONED TODAY I WOULD NOTE IT WAS EMPHASIZED BY DR REDFIELD THAT HE DOESN'T WANT THESE GUIDELINES TO BE A REASON FOR SCHOOLS TO NOT REOPEN

THEY'RE NOT REQUIREMENTS AND THEY'RE NOT PRE SIP TIFF AND THAT IS PER THE CDC DIRECTOR >> WHAT IS IT THAT THE PRESIDENT THINKS IS TOO STRICT AND TOO EXPENSIVE AND TOO IMPRACTICAL >> ONE OF THE THINGS IS IN THE GUIDELINES, WHICH I WOULD NOTE THAT IN THESE GUIDELINES THERE ARE 28 IMPLICIT ACKNOWLEDGMENTS THAT THE GUIDELINES AREN'T EVEN FEASIBLE 18 TIMES IT IS MENTIONED THAT SOME OF THIS MIGHT NOT BE POSSIBLE NINE TIMES IT IS MENTIONED THAT SOME OF THIS MIGHT NOT BE FEASIBLE

THAT IS EMBEDDED IN THE GUIDELINES ONE IS ON FOOD SERVICES HAVE CHILDREN BRING THEIR OWN MEALS THERE ARE 22 MILLION CHILDREN IN THE COUNTRY THAT DEPEND ON MEALS AT SCHOOLS AND DEPEND ON ACCESS TO NUTRITION AT SCHOOL THAT IS ONE EXAMPLE

>> IS THAT ONE THING THAT THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T LIKE ARE THERE OTHERS >> THERE ARE SEVERAL IN THERE WE NEED TO MAKE SURE AS THE — >> I'M WONDERING WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO CHANGE IS MY POINT >> YOU WILL SEE

AS THE VICE PRESIDENT SAID, THE CDC WILL COME OUT WITH NEW GUIDELINES, ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES YOU WILL SEE THOSE WHEN THEY COME OUT >> QUICKLY, THE PRESIDENT AND THE CDC CLEARLY DON'T SEEM TO BE ON THE SAME PAGE WHAT THE GUIDANCE IS AND WHAT THE CDC IS PUTTING OUT WHY DOESN'T THE PRESIDENT GO TO THE TASK FORCE MEETINGS SO HE CAN TALK ABOUT THEM? OUR REPORTING IS THAT HE HASN'T BEEN TO ONE SINCE APRIL >> I WOULD NOTE THAT THE CDC IS ON THE SAME PAGE AS THE PRESIDENT WHICH IS WHY YOU HEARD THE CDC DIRECTOR UNDERSCORE THESE ARE NOT REQUIREMENTS AND THERE WILL BE SUPPLEMENT GUIDELINES

THEY ARE ON THE SAME PAGE THE PRESIDENT IS BRIEFED ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS EACH AND EVERY DAY THE RELEVANT INFORMATION IS BROUGHT TO HIM ON THE BIG DECISIONS AND HE MOVES FORWARD ON WHAT IS BEST FOR OUR COUNTRY >> FOLLOWING UP ON THE NEW CDC GUIDELINE THAT'S WE'RE TOLD ARE COMING OUT NEXT WEEK DID THE WHITE HOUSE PRESSURE THE CDC TO CHANGE PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDELINE THAT'S WERE REACHED IN ACCORDANCE WITH MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T LIKE THEM

>> NOT AT ALL BUT THE PRESIDENT MADE HIS OPINION QUITE CLEAR ON TWITTER THIS MORNING FOR ALL TO SEE WE WOULD NOTE THAT GUIDELINES I WOULD UNDERSCORE THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS BECAUSE IT IS AN ORGANIZATION MADE UP OF 67,000 PEDIATRICIANS THAT THEY REPRESENT THEY ARE VERY ADAMANT ABOUT KIDS NEEDING TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL

THEY SAY SCHOOL POLICIES MUST BE FLEXIBLE IN RESPONDING TO NEW INFORMATION AND SPECIFIC POLICIES ARE NOT WORKING, POLICIES SHOULD BE PRACTICAL, FEASIBLE AND APPROPRIATE FOR CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT >> PLACING DESKS APART FROM EACH OTHER, STAGGERING SCHOOL TIMES >> I'M NOT GOING TO GET INTO EACH AND EVERY ELEMENT AND WHERE HE STANDS ON IT THE PRESIDENT WANTS US TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL SAFELY OUR CHILDREN DEPEND ON IT

THESE SCHOOLS ARE ESSENTIAL AND I THINK HE STANDS ON THE SIDE OF PARENTS ACROSS THIS COUNTRY WHO WANT TO SEE THEIR KIDS BACK IN SCHOOL, WHO WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEIR KIDS DON'T FALL BEHIND IN EDUCATION >> THANK YOU BY THIS POINT IN THE 2016 CAMPAIGN, PRESIDENT TRUMP HAD BEEN TALKING ABOUT WHAT WOULD ULTIMATELY BECOME THE USMCA FOR MORE THAN NINE MONTHS WHEN CAN WE EXPECT PRESIDENT TRUMP TO DETAIL HIS PRIORITIES FOR THE SECOND TERM

>> I THINK YOU HEAR HIM TALK ABOUT IT QUITE OFTEN MORE TRADE DEALS ARE ON THE HORIZON FROM THIS PRESIDENT LOWER TAXES MORE FUNDING FOR OUR SCHOOLS ONE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT I HAVE FOR YOU IS IN CARES ACT 4, HE IS LOOKING TO SUBSTANTIALLY BUMP UP MONEY FOR EDUCATION

BUT AT THE SAME TIME UNDERSTAND THAT THIS MONEY SHOULD GO TO STUDENTS SO THAT IS ONE PRIORITY WE'RE LOOKING AT MORE IN THE IMMEDIATE TERM SUPPORTING OUR SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES HE TALKED ABOUT PAYOUT — STIMULUS PAYOUTS TO AMERICANS WHO WORKED VERY WELL THE FIRST TIME HE MENTIONED THAT FOR A PHASE 4

HE TALKED ABOUT A PAYROLL TAX HOLIDAY WHICH WOULD BE A TAX HOLIDAY FOR WORKERS YOU WILL HEAR ABOUT HIS SECOND TERM IN THE COMING MONTHS >> DO YOU THINK HE MIGHT DETAIL SOME OF THOSE PRIORITIES IN HIS SPEECH THIS SATURDAY AT THE RALLY IN NEW HAMPSHIRE >> I DON'T WANT TO GET AHEAD OF HIS SPEECH ON SATURDAY BUT YOU WILL BE HEARING ABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S DECISION FOR THE SECOND TERM, BUILDING THE ECONOMY IS ONE THING THAT HE MENTIONED JUST THIS WEEK HE BROUGHT THE HOTTEST ECONOMY IN MODERN HISTORY ONCE

HE WANTS TO DO IT AGAIN HE DID IT THROUGH DEREGULATION AND THAT LED TO HISTORIC LOW FOR BLACK AMERICANS, HISPANIC AMERICANS DISABLED VETERANS OUTHOUSES ARE THE POLICIES HE IS LOOKING AT FOR A SECOND TERM >> THINKING THAT YOU CAN SAY TO REPUBLICANS ON CAPITOL HILL WHO HAVE TALKED TO REPORTERS AND SAY THEY WANT PRESIDENT TRUMP TO BE MORE FORCEFUL ON WHAT HE PLANS TO DO >> THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN CLEAR

I MENTIONED WHAT HE WANTS IN CARES ACT 4 HE MENTIONED SOME OTHER THINGS HE IS VOCAL ABOUT WHAT HE WANTS AND YOU WILL BE HEARING MORE FROM HIM >> I WANTED TO FOLLOW ON THE RALLY QUESTION JUST BEFORE YOU CAME OUT, THE DIRECTOR OF THE TULSA HEALTH DEPARTMENT SAID THAT THE PRESIDENT'S RALLY VERY LIKELY CONTRIBUTED TO A SURGE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES IN THE CITY

WE KNOW THAT ALLIES AND ADVISERS OF THE PRESIDENT TESTED POSITIVE IN TULSA AND IN NEW HAMPSHIRE MASKS ARE RECOMMENDED BUT NOT REQUIRED SO I'M WONDERING FIRST WHY THE PRESIDENT CONTINUES NOT TO REQUIRE MASKS AT HIS RALLIES, CONSIDERING WE'VE SEEN THE PUBLIC HEALTH OUTCOME FROM IT AND WHETHER THAT OR OTHER CHANGES ARE SOMETHING THAT HE MIGHT LOOK AT GOING FORWARD >> THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN OPERATING IN ACCORDANCE WITH CDC BUT NOT REQUIRED HE SAID IF HE WASN'T TESTED EVERY DAY AND HE WAS IN A SITUATION WHERE HE COULDN'T DISTANCE, HE WOULD WEAR A MASK WE HAND THEM OUT

WE HAND THEM OUT BY THE CAMPAIGN AND IT IS PEOPLE'S INDIVIDUAL CHOICE WHETHER TO GO >> I WOULD JUST SAY THAT I HAVE NO DATA TO INDICATE THAT ON MY END BUT THE DECISION OF INDIVIDUALS WHETHER TO GO WE ENCOURAGE THE WEARING OF MASKS

THE PRESIDENT SAID IF HE COULDN'T DISTANCE, HE WOULD BUT IT IS THE INDIVIDUAL CHOICE OF THE PERSON >> I KNOW THE CHIEF OF STAFF AND NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR HAVE BEEN TALKING INDICATING THAT THE PRESIDENT MIGHT BOTH SIGN THE BILL THAT WAS PASSED BY CONGRESS EARLIER OR LAST WEEK I'M WONDERING IF YOU HAVE ANY UPDATED GUIDANCE ON THE TIMING OF THOSE THINGS BUT ALSO WE'VE HEARD CONCERN FROM US

COMPANIES THAT SORT OF AGGRESSIVE SANCTIONS THAT WOULD BE UNDER THE LATEST BILL COULD HURT THEIR BUSINESSES IN HONG KONG AND CHINA AND SO I'M WONDERING IF YOU COULD KIND OF TALK THROUGH THE ADMINISTRATION'S THOUGHTS ABOUT BALANCING, YOU KNOW, HOW AGGRESSIVELY YOU WOULD BE SANCTIONING CHINESE OFFICIALS VERSUS US CITIZENS >> I'M NOT GOING TO GET AHEAD OF THE PRESIDENT ON WHAT OUR ACTIONS ON CHINA WILL BE

YOU WILL BE HEARING ABOUT UPCOMING ACTIONS ON CHINA I CAN CONFIRM THAT >> SO THIS MORNING ROBERT O'BRIEN SAID THAT CHINA HAS BASICALLY AN EXED HONG KONG CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHAT HE MEANS BY THAT AND WHAT THE ADMINISTRATION PLANS TO DO ABOUT IT >> I THINK HIS WORDS ARE QUITE CLEAR

WE HAVE BEEN QUITE CLEAR FROM THIS PODIUM THAT HONG KONG SPECIAL STATUS IS AT RISK BECAUSE OF THE CHINESE ACTIONS >> JUST TO FOLLOW UP, ONE OF THE ADMINISTRATION PLANS ON ANNEXATION >> I WON'T GET AHEAD OF THE PRESIDENT ON THOSE ACTIONS YES >> YOU MENTIONED — THAT HE MIGHT TAKE FUNDING AWAY

FIRST OF ALL, WHY WOULD HE WANT TO TAKE FUNDING AWAY FROM SCHOOLS? SECOND OF ALL, WHICH FUNDING IS HE REFERRING TO SPECIFICALLY THIRDLY, WHAT AUTHORITY DOES HE HAVE TO DO THAT GIVE THEN MOST PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE FUNDED BY LOCAL PROPERTY TAXES IN >> SO I WOULD NOTE THAT WHAT I SAID TO KRISTIN JUST A BIT AGO, HE WANTS TO INCREASE FUNDING IN CARES 4 FOR EDUCATION BUT HE IS LOOKING AT POTENTIALLY REDIRECTING THAT TO MAKE SURE IT GOES TO THE STUDENTS AND MOST LIKELY TIED TO THE STUDENTS AND NOT TO A DISTRICT WHERE SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED AND I WOULD NOTE THAT HE SAID THIS IS SOMETHING THAT HE MAY CONSIDER IN THE TWEET

>> I HEARD WHAT YOU SAID WITH REGARD TO CARES BUT WITH REGARD TO THE PRESIDENT, HE WAS SAYING IT AS A — I GUESS AS A THREAT IF DEMOCRATIC GOVERNORS OR OFFICIALS DON'T OPEN SCHOOLS IN THE WAY THAT HE WANTS THEM I'M JUST WONDERING, AGAIN, WHAT AUTHORITY HE WOULD USE TO DO THAT AND WHICH SPECIFIC FUNDS HE IS TARGETING >> YEAH

NOT IN THE WAYS THAT HE WANTS THEM TO OPEN HE WANTS THEM TO REOPEN ALTOGETHER HE WANTS STUDENTS TO BE WELCOMED BACK TO THE SCHOOLS THERE ARE REAL CONSEQUENCES LET'S BE CLEAR WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HERE

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A SITUATION WHERE YOU HAVE THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS TALKING ABOUT THE NEGATIVE IMPACTS OF CHILDREN NOT IN SCHOOLS LEARNING DEFICITS IS AMONG THEM THERE'S INCREASES IN CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PHYSICAL OR SEXUAL ABUSE BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE PEOPLE REPORTING AND NOTIFYING LIKE TEACHERS AND PE TEACHERS AND SCHOOL PERSONNEL NOTIFYING HEALTH DEPARTMENTS WHEN THEY SEE SIGNS OF THIS YOU HAVE INCREASED SUBSTANCE ABUSE, DEPRESSION, SUICIDAL FROM THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS THE PRESIDENT IS GOING TO PUSH SCHOOLS TO REOPEN

THESE ARE GRAVE CONSEQUENCES EVEN CNN REPORTING THAT EXPERTS BEFORE THE RECENT DECLINE IN CALLS TO CHILD ABUSE HOTLINES MAY MEAN THAT MORE CASES ARE GOING UNNOTICEABLE THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE OUR TEACHERS ARE ESSENTIAL AND HE WANTS THE SCHOOLS TO REOPEN >> THERE SEEMS TO BE SOME DISAGREEMENT ON HOW TO DO THAT SAFELY

>> THE PRESIDENT WILL ALWAYS STAND UP TO TEACHERS UNIONS WHO WANT TO KEEP THE SCHOOLS CLOSED BECAUSE WHAT IS BEST FOR THE CHILD IS FOR THE SCHOOLS TO BE OPEN THAT IS PRETTY CLEAR EBONY >> HE WANTS TO KEEP THE SCHOOLS CLOSED

>> WHAT IS GOING ON NEW YORK CITY OFFICIALS SAID THAT SCHOOLS WOULD GO BACK IN THE FALL ON THE SCHEDULE OF TWO TO THREE DAYS A WEEK IS THAT SOMETHING THAT THE ADMINISTRATION AND THE PRESIDENT >> I HAVEN'T SPOKEN TO HIM ABOUT THAT PLAN IN PARTICULAR IT IS ENCOURAGING WHEN YOU SEE THAT KIDS WILL BE WELCOME BACK ON THE CAMPUS

>> THE SUPREME COURT IS EXPECTED TO RULE TOMORROW ON WHETHER OR NOT THE PRESIDENT CAN KEEP HIS FINANCIAL RECORDS SECRET I'M WONDERING IF THE COURT RULES AGAINST THE PRESIDENT HE WILL BE HAPPY TO HAND OVER HIS RECORD TO CONGRESS AND THE MANHATTAN DISTRICT ATTORNEY >> IT IS IN FACT A HYPOTHETICAL I WON'T ANSWER THAT I WILL GET BACK TO YOU TOMORROW WHICH WE HOPE IS IN THE FAVOR OF THE PRESIDENT

>> TWO QUESTIONS FOR YOU DID THE PRESIDENT ASK THE PRESIDENT OF MEXICO IF HE WOULD PAY FOR THE WALL? AND WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT THREAT? >> SO THAT DISCUSSION DID NOT COME UP WHEN I WAS IN THE ROOM >> THE SAME QUESTION IS THE PRESIDENT FILING DOCUMENTS THIS WEEK TO BE ABLE TO RESIGN DACA ONCE AGAIN >> NO ANNOUNCEMENTS ON THAT FRONT

WHEN WE HAVE AN ANNOUNCEMENT, YOU WILL BE THE FIRST TO KNOW >> IS PRESIDENT TRUMP GOING TO DISCUSS WITH THE PRESIDENT ANY DETAILS ABOUT THE EXECUTIVE ORDER? >> IN THE DISCUSSIONS I WAS A PART OF, THERE IS NOT AN EXECUTIVE ORDER DISCUSSED BUT THERE WILL BE SOME EXECUTIVE ORDERS THIS WEEK >> CAN YOU GIVE US A PREVIEW OF WHAT THEY MIGHT ENTAIL >> NO PREVIEW BUT THERE WILL BE SOME THIS WEEK

>> WHAT ABOUT JUSTICE SNOW AND HIS NONAPPEARANCE TODAY WHAT MESSAGE DOES THAT GIVE TO THE REST OF THE WORLD >> CANADA WAS UNABLE TO TRAVEL BECAUSE OF THE RESTRICTIONS WITH REGARD TO COVID >> I WANTED TO CONFIRM PRESIDENT TRUMP AND THE PRESIDENT OF MEXICO TALKED ABOUT IMMIGRATION AT ALL IN THEIR MEETING TODAY >> IT CAME UP BRIEFLY AND JUST NOTING THE GREAT COOPERATION THAT HAS BEEN HAD BETWEEN MEXICO AND THE UNITED STATES

MEXICO MOBILIZING THE TROOPS TO THE BORDER WENT A VERY LONG WAY THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN A GREAT PARTNER TO THIS COUNTRY BOTH ON THE USMCA AND WITH REGARD TO IMMIGRATION AND DRUG INTERDICTION A LOT OF LIVES HAVE BEEN SAVED THANKS TO THE PRESIDENT'S COOPERATION >> DID HE ASK THE PRESIDENT WHAT TO DO ON IMMIGRATION OR THE BORDER >> I WON'T GET INTO THEIR PRIVATE CONVERSATIONS OTHER THAN TO KNOW THERE WAS GREAT COOPERATION AND THAT WAS NOTED TODAY

>> FOLLOWING UP ON THE QUESTIONS YOU HAVE BEHIND THE PODIUM TALKED ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF FEDERALISM, LOCAL ASK STATE OFFICIALS BEING ABLE TO DECIDE WHAT TO DO WITH THEIR OWN RESIDENTS HOW MANY COME WHEN IT COMES TO SCHOOLS THE PRESIDENT IS THREATENS SCHOOLS SAYING IF THEY DON'T FOLLOW HIS GUIDANCE HE WILL THREATEN THEIR FUNDING? WHY IS THAT PRINCIPLE NOT BEING FOLLOWED >> HE THINKS THE FUNDING SHOULD GO TO THE CHILD IT SHOULD BE THERE FOR CHILDREN GOING TO SCHOOL

KEEPING SCHOOLS CLOSED DOWN IS AN ATTAINABLE PROSPECT IF THE ADMINISTRATION IS GOING TO STAND FOR ANYTHING, IT WILL STAND AGAINST CHILD ABUSE WHICH REPORTING FALLS WHEN SCHOOLS ARE CLOSED IT WILL BE STANDING FOR EDUCATIONAL EQUALITY AS NOTED BY MCKENZIE AND COMPANY I WAS READING REPORTS THAT LEARNING LOSS WILL BE GREATEST IF SCHOOLS STAY CLOSED AMONG LOW INCOME, BLACK AND HISPANIC STUDENTS THIS PRESIDENT FIENTS FOR OPPORTUNITY AND HE WILL FIGHT FORT SCHOOLS TO STAY OPEN

HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT RATES THIS IS ANOTHER THING IN THE WAKE OF SCHOOL CLOSURES AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA AND MARIA, 14 TO 20% OF STUDENTS NEVER RETURNED TO SCHOOL THERE IS AN ESTIMATE THAT 2 TO 9% OF STUDENTS COULD DROP OUT BECAUSE OF THE PERMANENT SHUTDOWN IN SCHOOLS THE PRESIDENT WILL STAND ON THE SIDE OF OUR CHILDREN

>> SECOND QUESTION THERE WAS A QUOTA TRIBUTED TO ONE OF YOUR COLLEAGUES SAYING IF YOU COME TO AMERICA, YOU SHOULD ASSIMILATE WHY DO WE NEED TO HAVE LITTLE HAVANA IS THAT A STATEMENT THAT THE WHITE HOUSE STANDS BEHIND >> I SPOKE TO KATIE BEFORE COMING OUT HERE

SHE SAYS THE QUOTES ARE NOT TRUE AS DESCRIBED IN THE BOOK THERE IS NO GREATER ALLY OF THE CUBAN COMMUNITY THAN PRESIDENT TRUMP HE MOVED HIS RESIDENTS DOWN TO SOUTH FLORIDA IN PARTICULAR AND THERE'S NO GREATER ADVOCATE AGAINST SOCIALISM THAN THE CUBAN COMMUNITY IN THIS COUNTRY AND THE PRESIDENT WHO SAID AMERICA WILL NEVER BE A SOCIALIST COUNTRY >> CANCELED THE TEXAS REPUBLICAN CONVENTION BECAUSE OF COVID CONCERNS ARE THERE ANY FRESH THOUGHTS ABOUT SCALING BACK JACKSONVILLE >> NO

WE'RE STILL MOVING FORWARD WITH JACKSONVILLE IT WILL BE A SAFEST IT WILL BE A GOOD EVENT AND UP TO THE RNC HOW THE DETAILS ARE HASHED OUT >> A COUPLE OF THE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ARE CHALLENGING THE ICE RULING HAVING TO DO WITH VISAS FOR STUDENTS IF UNIVERSITIES ARE NOT HOLDING IN- PERSON CLASSES

I'M WONDERING IF THAT IS AIMED AT PRESSURING COLLEGES TO FULLY OPEN EVEN IF THEY FEEL IT IS NOT SAFE TO DO SO >> YOU DON'T GET A VISA FOR TAKING ONLINE CLASSES FROM LET'S SAY THE UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX WHY WOULD YOU IF YOU WERE TAKING ONLINE CLASSES GENERALLY I WOULD NOTE WITH REGARD TO HARVARD AND MIT SUING OVER THERE WITH ALL DUE RESPECT TO MY FORMER ALMA MATER

A BETTER LAWSUIT WOULD COME FROM STUDENTS WHO HAVE TO PAY FULL TUITION WITH NO ACCESS TO IN PERSON CLASSES TO ATTEND >> THE JACKSONVILLE EVENT, COULD THAT INCLUDE MOVING EVENTS ELSEWHERE IF CASES CONTINUE TO RISE IN FLORIDA, MAYBE BACK TO CHARLOTTE IF THE CASES THERE GO DOWN >> I'LL LEAVE THAT TO THE PRESIDENT AND NOT ENGAGE IN HYPOTHETICALS HE IS EXCITED TO GO TO HIS HOME STATE JACKSONVILLE IS THE DESIGNATED PLACE OF THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION

>> AS SCHOOLS ARE CONSIDERING A MIDDLE OF THE ROAD APPROACH THAT PERHAPS NEW YORK IS LOOKING AT, IS THAT SOMETHING THAT IS ACCEPTABLE TO THE PRESIDENT, HALF HOME AND HALF IN THE BUILDING AS OPPOSED TO OPENING THEM UP FULLY >> THAT WOULD BE UP TO THE PRESIDENT I HAVEN'T SPOKEN TO HIM ABOUT THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD APPROACH BUT I WILL GET AN ANSWER FOR YOU THESE WERE THOUGHTFUL QUESTIONS

I APPRECIATED THEM THIS IS A BIT OF A NEWS ITEM KANSAS CITY MAYOR AND THE GOVERNOR OWE WROTE TO THE GOVERNOR WE ARE AT A CRISIS POINT HE SAID ADDITIONAL HELP WAS NEEDED TO PROVIDE MORE TOOLS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PROSECUTORS TO ENTER UP CONSPIRACIES TO COMMIT MURDER AND OFFENSES COMMITTED BY FELONS USING WEAPONS IN THE STREETS OF KANSAS CITY AS OF YESTERDAY KANSAS CITY HAD REACHED 40 HOMICIDES

ACCORDING TO THE MAYOR'S OFFICE ABSOLUTELY TRAGIC NUMBERS AND ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR HAS ANNOUNCED THAT THE LAUNCH — THERE WILL BE A LAUNCH OF WHAT WILL BE CALLED OPERATION LEGEND A NEW INITIATIVE DESIGNATED TO FIGHT THE SURGE OF VIOLENT CRIME WE HAVE SEEN IN KANSAS CITY DIRECTLY IN RESPONSE TO THOSE REQUESTS BY THE MAYOR AND BY THE GOVERNOR IT IS SPECIFICALLY OPERATION LEGEND IS GOING TO FOCUS ON A FEDERAL EFFORT TO INCREASE LAW ENFORCEMENT PRESENCE IN THE CITY

ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR HAS DIRECTED AGENTS FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICES, LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES, THE FBI, US MARSHAL AND ATF TO BE ON THE GROUND IN KANSAS CITY WITHIN THE NEXT TEN DAYS TO HELP OFFICIALS FIGHT THE SURGE OF VIOLENT CRIME OPERATION LEGEND IS NAMED AFTER 4- YEAR-OLD LEGEND WHO TRAGICALLY DIED ON JUNE 29th AS A RESULT OF BEING SHOT IN THE FACE WHILE HE SLEPT IN HIS HOME HE SURVIVED A HEART SURGERY AS AN INFANT AND TRAGICALLY LOST HIS LIFE

WE AT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT NEVER HAPPENS AND USE OUR RESOURCES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW TO ENSURE THAT INDIVIDUALS AND YOUNG CHILDREN LIKE LEGEND ARE ABLE TO LIVE THEIR LIVES AND LIVE SO PEACEFULLY THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> THE SECRETARY SAYING THE PRESIDENT WOULD PUSH FOR THE SCHOOLS TO OPEN IN THE FALL AND WILL STAND UP TO TEACHERS UNIONS OPPOSING THE PLAN WE HAVE MORE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE IN JUST A MOMENT >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW AND WE HAVE OUR NBC NEWS NOW CORRESPONDENT ALEXA

>> Reporter: THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME WE START OFF WITH HEADLINES OUT OF NEW JERSEY NEW JERSEY HAS CERTAIN MANDATES IN PLACE TO WEAR AT FACE MASK IN DOORS BUT GOVERNOR PHIL MURPHY IS STEPPING IT UP WITH THOSE REQUIRED TO WEAR A PASS, A FACE MASK OUTDOORS WHEN SOCIAL DISTANCING IS NOT POSSIBLE >> THIS VIRUS DOES NOT CARE ABOUT WHAT PARTY YOU BELONG TO OUR WAY OF YOU WILL BE MASKING UP, YOU OR YOUR FAMILY IT FRANKLY JUST WANTS TO KILL YOU AND MOVE ON TO THE NEXT VICTIM

IT DOES CARE IF YOU WEAR A MASK, PERIOD, FULL STOCK >> THIS IS LARGELY GETTING YOUNG PEOPLE AND THERE WAS A BREATH OF PRESS BRIEFING EARLIER, AND TAKE A LISTEN >> MY COHORTS OF INDIVIDUALS ARE TESTING POSITIVE AND GETTING YOUNGER AND YOUNGER A LOT OF THE YOUNGER FOLKS MAY BE COMING INTO THE HOSPITALS BUT NOT WITH AS ACUTE NEEDS AS WHAT WE HAVE SEEN IN THE PAST >> THE DATA ALSO SHOWS THAT BLACK AND LATINO RESIDENTS ARE IMPACTED MORE SEVERELY THAN WHITE RESIDENTS

>>> ROUGHLY 36,000 EMPLOYEES WERE WARNED ABOUT FURLOUGHS AND MORE THAN ONE THIRD OF THE STAFF, MENTIONING OTHER OPTIONS WOULD BE EXHAUSTED BEFORE LAYOFFS BUT THEY COULD NOT CONTINUE AT THE CURRENT PAYROLL LEVEL AFTER OCTOBER 1st >>> THE ATTORNEY GENERAL RELEASING A DETAILED REPORT REGARDING THE GEORGE FLOYD PROTEST, MAKING MULTIPLE RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDING REDESIGNING PUBLIC SAFETY IN THE ROLE OF THE POLICE IT IS SUGGESTING THAT MINOR OFFENSES SHOULD BE DECRIMINALIZED AND LESS IN CONTACT WITH THE POLICE, PARTICULARLY IN COMMUNITIES OF COLOR >>> THAT IS THE LATEST HEADLINES THIS EVENING BACK TO YOU

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH, ALEXA >>> IT IS BEEN TOUGH GETTING THE CORONAVIRUS TEST IN LOS ANGELES IF YOU'RE ASYMPTOMATIC AND DO NOT HAVE UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS BUT THE TEST SITUATION IS STARTING TO IMPROVE OUR NEWS CORRESPONDENT JOE FRYER IS OUTSIDE OF THE DODGER STADIUM AND HOW ARE THINGS OVER THERE CHANGING FOR THE BETTER? >> Reporter: IT IS ANOTHER BUSY DAY AT DODGER STADIUM AND THIS IS NORMALLY WHERE BASEBALL WILL BE PLAYED THIS IS THE SCENE BEHIND ME IN THE PARKING LOT WITH 6000 PEOPLE TESTED HERE DAY, BY FAR THE LARGEST IN THE COUNTY THE FOLKS IN LINE HAD TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT

YOU CANNOT JUST SHOW UP BUT AFTER YOU GET YOUR APPOINTMENT YOU GET HERE, CHECK- IN AT YOUR SCHEDULED TIME THEY GIVE YOU THE TESTING YOU SWAB YOURSELF INSIDE OF YOUR CAR AND HOPEFULLY GET THE TEST RESULTS IN A FEW DAYS THIS WAS THE FIRST MAJOR CITY IN THE COUNTRY SAYING AND LATE APRIL THAT ANYONE THAT WANTS A TEST CAN GET A TEST EVEN IF YOU ARE ASYMPTOMATIC THAT HAS BEEN THE STRATEGY BUT WE WILL SAME THE LAST FEW WEEKS IT IS DEMANDING TO GET THE TESTS, AND TO GET SWABBED AT DODGER STADIUM I'VE BEEN KEEPING AN EYE ALL DAY TODAY AND THROUGHOUT MOST OF THE DAY I WAS ABLE TO FIND TESTING SPOTS THAT WERE AVAILABLE FRIDAY, TWO DAYS FOR NOW

THE SPOTS FOR TODAY WERE FILLED UP AND AS OF THIS AFTERNOON THE SPOTS ON FRIDAY WERE FILLED UP IF YOU WANT A SPOT YOU NEED TO GO AHEAD AND GET THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE RELEASED A FEW DAYS IN ADVANCE >> IT LOOKS LIKE THERE ARE QUITE A FEW CARS THERE AND IT HAS BEEN PRETTY BUSY WHAT DO PEOPLE HAVE TO DO TO GET TESTED AND WHAT IS THE PROCESS LIKE AND YOU SAID THEY REGISTER ONLINE >> Reporter: IT IS AN ONLINE SETUP

AS I SAID, EVER SINCE THE END OF APRIL SINCE THE MAYOR CAME OUT AND SAID ANYONE CAN GET A TEST AND WHEN YOU SIGN UP THEY WILL ASK YOU IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS ARE IF YOU ARE A FRONT- LINE WORKER THEY WILL ASK ABOUT THE TESTING RESULTS USUALLY HAPPEN WITHIN A DAY OR TWO OTHERWISE IT'S MORE LIKE THREE OR FIVE DAYS IF YOU SIGN UP AN EVENT, AND WITH PEOPLE MORE OUT IN ABOUT THEY MAY HAVE BEEN MORE LIKELY TO HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO SOMEONE THAT TEST DEPOSIT OR IF THEY THINK THEY WERE EXPOSED THEY WANT TO GET A TEST TOO THERE ARE A LOT OF REASONS WHY MORE PEOPLE WANT TO GET TESTED >> ON MONDAY GUY SCHWARTZ WAS REPORTING OUTSIDE OF THE DODGER STADIUM BUT THE STADIUM WAS UNEXPECTEDLY CLOSED AND DO WE KNOW WHY AND WAS THAT AN IMPACT ON THE TESTING THIS WEEK? >> THAT WAS SURPRISING AND CAUGHT A LOT OF PEOPLE OFF GUARD

>> Reporter: THE CITY SAID IT WAS ALWAYS SUPPOSED TO BE CLOSED FOUR DAYS OVER THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY AND MONDAY NO APPOINTMENTS WERE SCHEDULED AND IT HAD TO BE CANCELED ON THAT DAY I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE ASSUMING IT WOULD BE OPEN ON MONDAY SO IF YOU PEOPLE DID SHOW UP THINGS HAVE REOPENED ON TUESDAY WE CAN SAY THE TESTS ARE BEING OPERATED WITH HELP FROM A NONPROFIT, AN ORGANIZATION THAT DOES THE DISASTER RELIEF FOUNDED BY SEAN PENN

THEY HAVE BEEN HERE SINCE LATE MARCH WORKING ON THIS AND THEY SAID THEY BEEN TRANSITIONING TO A NEW SYSTEM AND THE GOAL IS TO RELY LESS ON GOVERNMENT MONEY FROM THE LOCAL AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND HAVE A SYSTEM IN PLACE THAT DOES A BETTER JOB OF FILLING PEOPLE WITH THE INSURANCE IF YOU COME HERE WITH THE INSURANCE YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY A DIME IF YOU COME HERE WITHOUT INSURANCE THEY WILL MAKE SURE IT IS COVERED ANOTHER WAY THEY DON'T WANT ANYONE TO PAY FOR THE TESTS, AND THEY ARE TRANSITIONING INTO A NEW SYSTEM WHICH IS ANOTHER REASON THEY WERE CLOSED PART OF THE WEEK >> YOU MENTIONED INCREASED CASES IN LA AND DO HEALTH OFFICIALS KNOW WHAT IS BEHIND THAT? >> Reporter: THAT IS AN INTERESTING QUESTION

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE HOT SPOTS LIKE FLORIDA, ARIZONA AND TEXAS, CRITICS SAID THAT THOSE PLACES REOPENED THE ECONOMY TOO QUICKLY WITHOUT PHASES OR RESTRICTIONS IN PLACE THEY DID NOT HAVE A MASK A MANDATE IN PLACE CENTER CALIFORNIA HAS ALWAYS BEEN SEEN AS A FLIP SIDE OF THAT HAVING STAY-AT-HOME ORDER'S, REOPENING AT A SLOWER PACE WITH THE MASK MANDATE SOONER IT'S AN INTERESTING QUESTION WHY CALIFORNIA SAYING THAT I SPOKE WITH THE PERSON IN CHARGE OF THE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY

>> I THINK AT THIS POINT WE KNOW SOME OF THE FACTORS THAT ARE CONTRIBUTING ONE IS THAT THE QUARANTINE FATIGUE I THINK ISRAEL WOULD LIKE TO DISMISS IT AS SORT OF A HYPED UP TERM PEOPLE ARE USING BUT WE HAVE ACTUALLY SEEN THE FACT THAT PEOPLE ARE VERY TIRED OF DEALING WITH THE VIRUS MANY PEOPLE WOULD LIKE THAT WE REOPEN AND PRETEND THAT WE ARE RETURNING TO WHAT IT WAS BEFORE THE PANDEMIC HIT OUR COUNTRY THAT IS JUST NOT POSSIBLE

>> Reporter: FOR THE OFFICIALS NOT ONLY IN LA COUNTY BUT ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY, ONE OF THE BIGGEST WORRIES WAS THE IMPACT OVER THE FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND DR PEREIRA SAID THE TEST RESULTS TODAY WILL BE THE RESULT OF ACTIVITY TWO WEEKS PRIOR SO WE WILL PROBABLY BE 2 1/2 WEEKS BEFORE WE GET A HINT OF HOW MUCH THE CORONAVIRUS MAY SPREAD DURING THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND >> JOE, IT'S GOOD TO HEAR THAT THE TEXAS SITUATION IS IMPROVING EVEN IF PEOPLE HAVE TO WAIT A DAY OR TWO TO GET A SLOT THANK YOU SO MUCH

>>> 25% OF THE PEOPLE BEING TESTED ON THE CORONAVIRUS AND ARIZONA ARE TESTING POSITIVE, THE HIGHEST INFECTION RATE IN THE COUNTRY RIGHT NOW OUR NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT STEVE PATTERSON IS IN PHOENIX AND THERE'S NO QUESTION THAT A PERCENT POSITIVE RATE ABOVE 25% IS NO GOOD WHAT ELSE DOES THE NUMBER TELL US ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON IN ARIZONA? >> Reporter: THIS IS INDICATIVE OF A FEW THINGS AND FIRST OF ALL JUST HAVING THAT IS NOT GOOD IN GENERAL AND THAT IS HIGHER THAN ANY OTHER STATE IN DANGER, I HIRED IN TEXAS, CALIFORNIA, FLORIDA AND EVERYBODY IT TELLS YOU WHEN YOU ARE THIS DEEP INTO AN EPIDEMIC LIKE THIS THAT NUMBER IS SUPPOSED TO BE SHRINKING BASED UPON TESTING EXPANDING AS YOU DO MORE TESTS THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO REACH MORE PEOPLE, AND AS YOU REACH MORE PEOPLE SOME WILL NOT BE ASYMPTOMATIC AND SOMEONE NOT BE SICK AT ALL

THEY HAVE A TEST THAT SHOULD SHOW THAT NEW YORK, FOR EXAMPLE, AT A 1% TEST POSITIVE RATE THAT TELLS YOU THE MITIGATION AND TESTING IS THERE BUT THE TESTING IS NOT HERE WHICH IS THE PRIMARY CONCERN FROM HEALTH OFFICIALS THAT ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE FACT THAT THERE COULD BE UNMITIGATED COMMUNITY SPREAD IN THE STATE RUNNING RAMPANT THAT THERE'S NOT ENOUGH TESTING TO FIND OUT WHERE IT IS GOING AND TO PREDICT WHERE IT HAS BEEN OR WHERE IT IS HEADED SO THEY CAN CONTAIN IT IT IS CONCERNING FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS BUT PRIMARILY FOR HOSPITALS ALREADY CLOSE TO CAPACITY WORRIED ABOUT WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT

WE ARE AT THE ARIZONA STATE FAIRGROUNDS AT MARICOPA COUNTY THE LINE OF CARS BEHIND ME ARE PEOPLE GETTING TESTED WHICH IS A GOOD SIGN OF A PLACE THAT DOES ABOUT 1000 TESTS PER DAY YOU HAVE TO SIGN UP AND GET IN LINE BUT IT IS SOMETHING PEOPLE ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF AND THANKFUL FOR BANNER HEALTH IS THE LARGEST HEALTH PROVIDER IN THE STATE WE TALKED WITH THEM ABOUT THE RATE MEANS AND WHAT IT MAY MEAN FOR THE REST OF THE STATE, BUT THEY DID SAY THAT EVEN WHEN PEOPLE GET TESTED, SO LONG AS IT TAKES, IT TAKES ANOTHER 5 OR 7 DAYS TO GET THE RESULTS BACK BUT DOCTORS WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THE RESULTS BACK IN TWO DAYS TO SEE WHAT'S GOING ON AND TESTING IN GENERAL FROM THE LABORATORIES TO THE LINES, IT'S A BIG PROBLEM IN THE STATE OF ARIZONA WHICH COMPOUNDS THE FACT THAT THE SPREAD IS SO WIDE HERE, ALISON

>> THEY TALKED ABOUT ARIZONA AT THE BRIEFING TODAY AND HERE IS DR BIRX >> THE SEVEN DAY AVERAGE IS SHOWING SOME FLATTENING WE FIND THAT ENCOURAGING EQUALLY ENCOURAGING AT THIS POINT IS THAT WE KNOW THAT THE TEST POSITIVITY RATE IS THE FIRST THING TO INCREASE, AND WE ARE HOPING THAT IT HAS STABILITY IN ARIZONA OF AT LEAST REACHING A PLATEAU IN THE CURVE

>> STEVE, WHAT ARE THE HEALTH CARE WORKERS IN ARIZONA SAYING ABOUT THE STATE REACHING A PLATEAU >> Reporter: WELL, LOOK, I THINK THE TEST POSITIVE RATE INCREASING IS INDICATIVE OF CHANGES BUT I DON'T KNOW OF A SPIKE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF 25%, A QUARTER OF EVERY TEST TAKEN AND A QUARTER OF THE TOTAL TESTS TAKEN IN THE STATE, THAT IT IS NECESSARILY A SIGN WHERE HEADING TOWARD THE PLATEAU THERE CERTAINLY HOPE IN THE HEALTH COMMUNITY THAT THEY CAN MITIGATE THIS AND BRING IN MORE SUPPORT, AND REALLY GET THIS DONE IT IS DAY AFTER DAY THAT THEY ARE REFOCUSING AND REDOUBLING EFFORTS ON HAVING MORE AVAILABILITY TO TEST WHAT IS GOING ON IT IS THINGS LIKE THIS THAT ARE POSITIVE

PEOPLE ARE OPENING UP SITES ACROSS THE STATE WITH 300 ACROSS THE STATE, AND THE NUMBER IS INCREASING PEOPLE ARE HOPEFUL THAT THE PLATEAU IS SOON, BUT STILL WE ARE ON THE INCLINE IT IS QUITE SEVERE, ALISON >> STEVE, THE MAYOR OF PHOENIX IS ASKING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR HELP BUT HEAR IS WHAT WAS ON NBC TODAY >> THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PROVIDED A TESTING SEARCH AND OTHER STATES LIKE TEXAS AND FLORIDA, AND I REQUEST THEY DID THE SAME IN PHOENIX

>> STEVE, WHAT DO THE HOSPITALS THERE NEED THE VERY MOST? >> Reporter: THEY NEED EVERYTHING THEY NEED SUPPLIES THEY WOULD LIKE TO HAVE MORE ROOMS BUT THE ROOMS AND SUPPLIES, REALLY THE MESSAGE THEY ARE TRYING TO IMPART ON ME AS I'VE BEEN REPORTING THIS, ROOMS AND SUPPLIES ARE HELPFUL, BUT THAT IS MEANINGLESS WITHOUT THE PEOPLE WHAT HOSPITALS ARE STRAPPED IN THIS AREA FOR ARE THE BOOTS ON THE GROUND

AGAIN, WE MENTIONED THIS IS BANNER HEALTH PUTTING ON THIS DRIVE, CONTRACTED TO TRY TO GET 400 MORE HEALTH OFFICIALS IN THE STATE THE GOVERNMENT OR TALKING WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO GET 500 MORE PERSONNEL AND STAFF THAT IS TO OFFER A SPECIALIZED ROOMS, TO OPERATE THE VENTILATORS AND ICU, AND REALLY HELP BUT THIS IS WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE STATE >> STEVE PATTERSON IN ARIZONA, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> Reporter: THANK YOU

>>> NEARLY HALF OF THE EMPLOYEES AT THE ICE DETENTION CENTER IN ARIZONA WITH OVER 100 TESTING POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS AND ONE GUARD HAS DIED ARE CONCERNS ABOUT THE LIVING CONDITIONS THEY ARE WITH EMPLOYEES AND MIGRANTS AT THE CENTER THAT SAY THE DETAINEES ARE LEFT IN THEIR CELLS WITH LIMITED ACCESS TO SHOWERS AND LAUNDRY DUE TO THE STAFF SHORTAGE

OUR NBC NEWS JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT JULIA JOINS ME AND WHAT DO WE KNOW? >> Reporter: ALISON, THIS IS A SHOCKING PICTURE THAT YOU ARE PAINTING THERE ARE 127 OUT OF APPROXIMATELY 300 EMPLOYEES AT THE DETENTION FACILITY IN ARIZONA WHICH HOUSES MEN AND WOMEN, ADULT IMMIGRANTS MANY HAVE BEEN THERE FOR MONTHS WAITING TO SEE WHAT WILL HAPPEN WITH THEIR CASES BUT THE FINAL HEARINGS ARE ON HOLD BUT THEY CANNOT LEAVE THE CELLS BECAUSE THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH GUARDS TO WATCH OVER THEM TO GIVE THEM ACCESS TO THINGS LIKE A CHANCE TO USE THE PHONE, THE COLA FAMILY MEMBER OR ATTORNEY, OR TO TAKE A SHOWER SOME IMMIGRANTS DESCRIBING COURT DOCUMENTS AND TESTAMENT TO ATTORNEYS THAT THEY HAVE HAD TO WAIT OVER 24 HOURS AND AFTER BEING RELEASED THEY HAD TO BE DECIDING ON WHETHER TO TAKE A SHOWER OR CALL THEIR LAWYER THEY SAID THAT THINK THE LOCKDOWNS, THE WAY THE IMMIGRANTS ARE DESCRIBING IT REALLY JUST PART OF THEIR CO- HOARDING PROCEDURE AND IT'S REALLY THE QUARANTINE PEOPLE AND NOT LET THEM SPREAD THE VIRUS

THERE IS A DISCREPANCY HERE BUT MY COLLEAGUE AND I TALKED WITH TWO EMPLOYEES ON THE CONDITION OF ANONYMITY RIGHTFULLY SO THEY ARE AFRAID OF LOSING THEIR JOBS AND THEY SAID THERE IS A STAFFING SHORTAGE NOT ONLY BECAUSE 127 TESTED POSITIVE BUT BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE SCARED OF COMING TO WORK, GETTING SICK TO THEMSELVES AND TAKING IT HOME TO THEIR FAMILIES >> JULIA, HOW MANY MIGRANTS ARE DETAINED THERE AND DO WE KNOW AND ARE THERE ANY SAFETY PROTOCOLS TO PROTECT THEM? >> Reporter: IT IS A STRANGE THING AND IMMIGRATION IS REPORTING IT IS VERY HARD TO GET A POPULATION SNAPSHOT OF ANYONE DETENTION FACILITY FOR SOME REASON I

CE CANNOT GIVE US THE NUMBERS AND THE COMPANY DOESN'T EITHER WE KNOW THEY CAN HOLD UP TO 1500 BUT WE WOULD IMAGINE THOSE NUMBERS WOULD BE OUR LAST GIVEN THE FACT WE ARE NOT TAKING IMMIGRANTS ACROSS THE BORDER WITHOUT PROPER DOCUMENTATION AS OF TODAY THERE WERE 242 POSITIVE CASES AND SOME MAY HAVE RECOVERED BUT TO 42 SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC

THEY SAY THEY ARE PASSING OUT MASKS THE COMPANY SAYS THAT IF I WANT A NEW MASK THEY WILL GIVE IT TO THEM THEY SAY IT IS HARD TO FEEL CLEAN THAT THEY ARE GIVEN SMALL BOTTLES OF SOAP TO WASH THEMSELVES FOR THE DURATION OF A WEEK BUT ONLY GET ONE CHANCE OF THE WEEK TO DO LAUNDRY, IF THAT THEY FEEL THEIR HYGIENE IS NOT TAKEN CARE OF

YOU HAVE THE CONCERN AMIDST THE PANDEMIC THAT ARE ONLY HEIGHTENED THE COMPANY DENIES THE ALLEGATIONS SAYING THEY ARE GETTING EVERYTHING THEY NEED AND THAT THEY JUST HAVE TO ASK FOR MORE SO FOR WHATEVER THEY NEED FOR SANITARY REASONS, THAT THEY WOULD GIVE THAT TO THEM >> ALL RIGHT, JULIA THE NUMBERS AND THE DETAILS THERE ARE STARTLING TANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR REPORTING >> Reporter: THANK YOU, ALISON

>>> THE SUPREME COURT RULING IN FAVOR OF RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS TODAY, STRENGTHENING THE LEGAL PROTECTION THEY HAVE AGAINST JOB DISCRIMINATION LAWSUITS OUR NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT PETE WILLIAMS JOINS ME NOW THIS LAWSUIT BROUGHT BY TWO WOMEN FIRED ONE CLAIMING BECAUSE OF HER BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSIS AND THE OTHER HER AGE AND WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? >> Reporter: THEY CANNOT SUE DUE TO DISCRIMINATION AND THEY BOTH WORK FOR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS IN CALIFORNIA AND SAY THEY WERE VIOLATED FROM CIVIL RIGHTS JOBS ON JOB DISCRIMINATION BUT THE SUPREME COURT SAID THEY CANNOT ENTERTAIN THOSE LAWSUITS AND IT BASED ITS RULING ON THE EARLIER DECISION IT SAYS SOMEONE THAT WORKS FOR A RELIGIOUS INSTITUTION THAT PROVIDES THE MINISTERIAL ROLE, PASSING ALONG THE PLATE, THEY CANNOT SUE FOR JOB DISCRIMINATION

THAT WOULD BRING THE GOVERNMENT INTO EMPLOYMENT DECISIONS OF RELIGIOUS INSTITUTION AND THAT GIVES EMPLOYMENT TO MUCH INTO THE RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS AND THAT WOULD VIOLATE THAT INSTITUTION IT SAYS THAT TEACHERS AT RELIGIOUS OR PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS ARE BASICALLY IN THE JOB OF PASSING ALONG THE FAITH FOR THAT REASON IT EXPAND SOMEWHAT THE SUPREME COURT ON THE RULING ABOUT THE MINISTERIAL EXCEPTION NOW IT DOES NOT MATTER IF SOMEONE IS IN THE "MINISTERING" TO PEOPLE IF THEY TEACH AT A RELIGIOUS SCHOOL THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO SUE FOR JOB DISCRIMINATION

>> PETE, THE SUPREME COURT RULED AGAINST THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT MANDATE ON CONTRACEPTIVES SO CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT? >> Reporter: IT MADE IT MUCH EASIER FOR EMPLOYEES TO OPT OUT OF THAT THE MANDATE WAS PART OF THE OBAMACARE OF 2010 AND SAID THAT EMPLOYERS ADD TO PROVIDED IN ADDITION TO HEALTH CARE FOR THE EMPLOYEES FOR WOMEN EMPLOYEES THEY HAD TO INCLUDE CONTRACEPTIVE COVERAGE FROM THE BEGINNING THERE WAS AN OPT OUT FOR THE CHURCH, MOSQUE AND SYNAGOGUES, AND SO FORTH THE RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS

THE COURT BATTLE OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS HAS BEEN ON HOW MUCH BROADER HAS THE MANDATE THAT AND WHAT DID OTHER ORGANIZATIONS HAVE TO DO IF THEY HAD GENUINE RELIGIOUS OBJECTIONS TO PROVIDING CONTRACEPTIVES THE SUPREME COURT TODAY UPHELD THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ROLES THAT BROADEN THE OPT OUT ABILITY MUCH GREATER NOT ONLY RELIGIOUS AFFILIATED INSTITUTIONS BUT EVEN FOR-PROFIT COMPANIES THAT HAVE EITHER RELIGIOUS OR MORAL OBJECTIONS TO PROVIDING CONTRACEPTIVES THEY WILL BE ABLE TO OPT OUT AS WELL THE GOVERNMENT IS ESTIMATING THAT WHEN THE NEW RULES GO INTO EFFECT ABOUT 120 6000 WOMEN NATIONWIDE WILL NO LONGER GET THAT KIND OF COVERAGE AND WILL HAVE TO FIND SOME WAY TO GET IT ON THEIR OWN

>> ANOTHER BIG DAY ON THE SUPREME COURT THANK YOU SO MUCH, PETE WILLIAMS >> Reporter: YOU BET >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >>> WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS, NEWS MAY FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD

LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> AMONG THE CHAOS OF FOUNDING FATHER TRYING TO TEACH HIS SON ABOUT PEACE >>> THERE IS ALWAYS ANOTHER WAY

THAT IS ALL I WANTED TO SAY >>> WHEN YOU NEED BRUTAL HONESTY >> IT'S NOT ABOUT DONALD TRUMP BUT 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 IN NOVEMBER? >>> WHEN YOU WANT THE STORY, HEAR FROM SOMEONE — >> WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH AND WHO IS LYING EVERY DAY? THAT IS THE NEW STORY THAT AMERICANS WANT TO HEAR

>>> ONLY ON NBC >>> AMERICA, WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND AGAIN >>> I REMEMBER COMING HOME AND ASKING WHY I DON'T HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRL YOU NOTICE YOU ARE DIFFERENT >>> I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS

>>> 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 MAY FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS STARTING AT 6:00 AM

EASTERN >>> A VIRUS KNOWS NO BORDERS >>> IT IS A CATASTROPHE HAPPENING IN BRAZIL BEFORE OUR VERY EYES OF >>> AND MEXICO CITY THEY ARE SICK BUT IF THEY DON'T WORK THEY ARE NOT ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES >>> LEARNING FROM WHERE IT IS BEEN WITH THE BOOTS ON THE GROUND

>>> THEY WILL BRING IT BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS IN STAGES >> HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE >> LIFE ACROSS ITALY IS BACK TO NORMAL, BUT 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, UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED PURPOSE

>>> A GREAT PEOPLE HAS BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND OUR 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 QUESTION MARK I HAVE TO ASK WHETHER A DEMOCRATIC PARTY COULD TURN THIS AROUND SO THAT THIS IS AN ENGINE FOR PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL CHANGE >>> PEOPLE ARE NOT SIX FEET APART FROM EACH OTHER FOR THE MOST PART ARE YOU WORRIED OUT THE TERMS OF TRANSMISSION AMONG THE ONGOING PROTESTS? >>> IN HOUSTON MORE PEOPLE ARE DYING AT HOME FOR THE PARAMEDICS CAN EVEN GET TO THEM

THIS HAPPENED IN NEW YORK CITY BACK IN MARCH AND APRIL NBC NEWS REVIEWED DATA FROM THE HOUSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT AND FOUND AN INCREASING NUMBER OF AT HOME DEATHS ARE FROM THE CORONAVIRUS NBC NEWS NATIONAL INVESTIGATOR REPORTER LOOKED AT THE DATA AND JOINS ME NOW MIKE, THE BIG QUESTION IS WHY IS THIS HAPPENING? >> Reporter: AS WE SAW IN THE PREVIOUS CITIES WHERE THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAKS WERE SURGING, A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE AT HOME THEY MAYBE HAVE DIFFERENT HEALTH PROBLEMS AND HAVE NOT BEEN TESTED FOR THE CORONAVIRUS

A NUMBER OF THEM IN HOUSTON ARE WAITING TOO LONG TO CALL BECAUSE THEY DID NOT KNOW THEY WERE SICK OR THEY ARE SAYING HOSPITALS FILLING UP AND CONCERNED ABOUT SHOWING UP THERE OUR REPORTING SHOWS THAT THE HOUSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT ON A TYPICAL MONTH LAST YEAR HAD 200 OF THESE CALLS WERE SOMEONE WOULD CALL 911 FOR MEDICAL EMERGENCY THEY DIED OF CARDIAC ARREST BEFORE THE PARAMEDIC COULD EVEN REACH THEM BUT IN THE MONTH OF JUNE THAT NUMBER WAS 300 AND TRENDING HIGHER ALREADY IN JULY >> ARE THE DEATHS INCLUDED IN THE OFFICIAL DEATH TOLL AND WHAT DOES THIS SAY ABOUT HOW BAD THE SITUATION IS IN HOUSTON? >> Reporter: LIKE IN OTHER CITIES NOT EVERYBODY THAT DIES AT HOME HAS AN AUTOPSY PERFORMED ON THEM UNLESS THEY WERE TESTED FOR COVID BEFORE THEY ARE NOT COUNTED IN THE OFFICIAL TALLY

WHAT THE REPORTING HERE SHOWS IS IT IS THE HIDDEN TOLD THAT THE VIRUS IS TAKING AS THESE CASES SURGE ACROSS TEXAS AND ACROSS HOUSTON >> YOU HEARD FROM THE DAUGHTER OF A 54- YEAR-OLD WOMAN ON THE PHONE WITH 911 WHEN HER MOTHER STOPPED BREATHING AND WHAT DID SHE TELL YOU? >> Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT THIS IS SOMEONE WE WERE ABLE TO FIND USING THE PUBLIC MEDICAL EXAMINER DATA I ACTUALLY CALLED HER OUT OF THE BLUE TWO WEEKS AFTER HER MOTHER DIED WHAT HAPPENED IS THAT HER MOTHER HAD DIABETES AND WAS FEELING FATIGUE

THAT WAS FOR A FEW DAYS KAREN STOPPED BY TO SEE HER MOM ON JUNE 22nd TO SEE HOW SHE WAS DOING HER MOM SAID SHE WAS FINE BUT WHEN SHE LAID DOWN HER CHEST WAS RISING AND SINKING SO QUICKLY THAT KAREN COULD TELL THAT SHE WAS HAVING A HARD TIME BREATHING SHE GRABBED HER HAND AND SAID SORRY MOM, I'M CALLING 911 I KNOW YOU DON'T WANT TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL BUT WE NEED TO CALL THEM

WHILE SHE WAS ON THE PHONE WITH THE DISPATCHER HER MOM WENT UNCONSCIOUS AND SHE WAS INSTRUCTED BY THE DISPATCHER HOW TO DO CHEST COMPRESSIONS ON HER MOM AGAIN, LIKE THE OTHER CASES WE ARE HIGHLIGHTING SHE WAS DEAD BEFORE THE PARAMEDICS COULD GET TO HER THEY HAD TO MOVE FORWARD WITH TRYING TO FIGURE OUT FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS, THE SAME SAD STORY IT IS TERRIBLE, HEARTBREAKING STORIES IN NEW YORK THAT ARE NOW BEING REPEATED IN HOUSTON >> MIKE, THESE ARE SUCH HEARTBREAKING STORIES

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR REPORTING AND SHARING >> Reporter: THANK YOU >>> DR HILARIE CASH BROTHER IS AN EMERGENCY MEDICAL PHYSICIAN IN HOUSTON AND WHAT IS YOUR REACTION TO THE NBC NEWS REPORT ABOUT THE SPIKE OF AT HOME DEATHS IN HOUSTON AND PARTICULARLY COVID DEATHS? >> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME ON TODAY THE SPIKE IN AT HOME DEATHS IS HEARTBREAKING TO ME

I HEAR THE STORIES AND NOW TO HAVE THEM IN OUR OWN COMMUNITY IS NOTHING LESS THAN HEARTBREAKING IF THERE'S ONE THING I CAN TELL THE PEOPLE OF HOUSTON, IF YOU FEEL BREATHLESS, IF YOU HAVE SEVERE CHEST PAIN OR SEVERE SYMPTOMS, PLEASE COME TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM IF YOU NEED TO CALL 911 AND COME TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM WE ARE BUSY FOR SURE, IT IS BUSY TIMES AND THE HOSPITALS ARE CRANKING BUT WE WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU

IT BREAKS MY HEART TO HEAR PEOPLE ARE SO DESPERATELY TRYING TO STATE HOME THAT THEY ARE ACTUALLY DYING AT HOME AND NOT GETTING TO THE HOSPITAL WHERE WE COULD AT LEAST DO OUR BEST TO TAKE CARE OF THEM >> I AM RIGHT THERE WITH YOU IT IS HEARTBREAKING TO THINK THAT PEOPLE ARE SICK, SCARED OR JUST STAYING AT HOME AND DYING CAN YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK THE HOUSTON HOSPITALS ARE NOW IN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS, AND HOW ARE THINGS? >> THE HOUSTON HOSPITALS ARE BUSY AND IT IS ALL HANDS ON DECK WITH EVERYBODY WORKING THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS ARE BUSY AND THE HOSPITALS ARE BUSY

I KNOW THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF CONCERN ABOUT RUNNING OUT OF BEDS AND ICU BEDS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING ABOUT HOUSTON IS THAT WE HAVE SO MANY RESOURCES WE ARE ABLE TO SEARCH ICU BEDS WE ARE IN PHASE TWO OF THE SURGE OF ICU BEDS AND WE ARE TAKING CARE AND WE HAVE THE TOOLS AND RESOURCES RIGHT NOW TO TAKE CARE OF THE PEOPLE THAT ARE SICK I WANT PEOPLE TO COME TO THE HOSPITAL IF THEY ARE FEELING REALLY SICK

IT VERY WELL MAY BE BUSY AND LOOK LIKE A BUSIER EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT THAN YOU ARE USED TO BUT WE HAVE THE RESOURCES WE NEED TO TAKE CARE OF THE PEOPLE RIGHT NOW I THINK EVERYBODY IS WORRIED ABOUT THE CONTINUED, ESCALATING CASES, AND WHAT HAPPENS THEN BUT TODAY WE ARE FULL BUT WE ARE MAKING NEW BEDS AND WE ARE PULLING MORE PEOPLE INTO WORK THAT IS WHERE WE ARE AT IT IS CERTAINLY NOT AS BAD AS IT WAS IN NEW YORK CITY

MY COLLEAGUES THERE WENT THROUGH THAT EPIC AND IT WAS HORRIFYING WHAT THEY WENT THROUGH WE ARE NOT AT THAT POINT BUT THAT BEING SAID EVERYBODY WANTS TO PREVENT IT FROM GETTING TO THAT POINT WE ARE ASKING EVERYBODY TO STATE HOME IF POSSIBLE AND TO PLEASE WEAR A MASK >> WHAT DO YOU THINK TEXAS NEEDS TO DO TO PREVENT IT FROM GETTING TO THAT POINT? DO YOU WANT TO STAY-AT-HOME ORDER OR WHAT KIND OF THINGS DO YOU THINK WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE? >> Reporter: WHAT DO I THINK TEXAS NEEDS TO DO TO STOP THE UPTREND? >> THE HARDEST THING IS THAT WE ARE ALWAYS IN CASES THAT ARE DELAYED EVERYTHING WE DO, EVERY POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE ACTION WE TAKE WHEN IT COMES TO THE CORONAVIRUS HAS A DELAY IN ITS EFFECT

WE NEVER KNOW IF WHAT WE DID WAS ENOUGH OR IF WE NEED TO DO MORE UNTIL A COUPLE WEEKS LATER THAT IS UNTIL WE SEE THINGS DECREASE FOR AT LEAST TWO WEEKS THE CDC SAYS THAT IS YOU KNOW YOU ARE REALLY ON THE RIGHT TRACK WHERE CERTAINLY STILL IN AN INCREASE OF CASES WITH YESTERDAY THE ALL TIME HIGH OF 10,000 CASES WE WILL NOT FEEL THAT IN THE HOSPITALIZATIONS UNTIL AT LEAST ANOTHER WEEK

HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE FOURFOLD FOUR WEEKS AGO WE NOW KNOW IT IS CLIMBING AND ESCALATING CASES IT IS TERRIBLE FOR OUR COMMUNITY AND FOR OUR ECONOMY TO DO THE STAY- AT-HOME ORDER EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS THAT AND EVERYONE IS HURTING IT IS A LOSS OF JOBS, LOSS OF INCOME, AND IT'S TERRIBLE FOR OUR COMMUNITIES

IT IS REALLY HARD FOR PEOPLE TO THINK WE HAVE TO DO THIS AGAIN THAT BEING SAID, PEOPLE ARE STILL NOT MASKING AND NOT SOCIAL DISTANCING I AM NOT SURE WHAT ELSE OUR GOVERNMENT HAS I DON'T KNOW WHAT OTHER OPTION THEY HAVE OTHER THAN FOR SOMETHING LIKE THAT I REALLY HOPE IT DOES NOT COME TO THAT BUT I WORRY THAT IS WHERE WE ARE HEADING

IF WE CANNOT GET UNIVERSAL MASKING IS SOCIAL DISTANCING DOWN >> THE WHITE HOUSE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE HAD A BRIEFING TODAY ABOUT SENDING KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL HERE'S WHAT THE CDC DIRECTOR ROBERT REDFIELD SAID >> IN GENERAL, THIS VIRUS IS NOT CAUSING SIGNIFICANT ILLNESS IN CHILDREN SECONDLY AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT UNLIKE INFLUENZA, ONE OF OUR BIGGEST CONCERNS IS THAT WE WERE ABLE TO SHOW THAT IT'S REALLY SCHOOLS AND CHILDREN THAT BECOME THE INSTRUMENT OF TRANSMISSION THROUGHOUT OUR COMMUNITY WITH INFLUENZA

BUT WE REALLY DON'T HAVE EVIDENCE THAT CHILDREN ARE DRIVING THE TRANSMISSION CYCLE OF THIS >> DR FAIRBROTHER, WHAT YOU SAY BUT PARENTS WORRIED THAT IT IS SAFE FOR THE KIDS TO BE IN THE CLASSROOMS? >> Reporter: SENDING THE KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL IS A CONTROVERSIAL TOPIC AND AS A PARENT I COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND IT'S TERRIBLE FOR MY CHILD NOT TO BE IN SCHOOL SINCE MARCH BUT THAT BEING SAID NONE OF US WANT TO PUT OUR CHILDREN AT RISK THERE IS A BROADER CONTEXT THAT IF WE ARE ALL TAKING OUR CHILDREN TO SCHOOL AND THEY ARE AROUND EACH OTHER WHAT HAPPENS AND DOES IT SPREAD THE VIRUS

I HAVE NOT SEEN GREAT DATA COME OUT ABOUT CHILDREN NOT SPREADING THE CASES OF CORONAVIRUS THE SAME AS ADULTS WE CERTAINLY SEE THEY ARE NOT AS LIKELY TO GET ILL THE PUBLIC HEALTH STUDY DONE OUT OF ICELAND SHOWS CHILDREN MUCH LESS LIKELY TO BE SICK THAN ADULTS AND WE KNOW IT DOES NOT AFFECT THEM AS SERIOUSLY FOR MANY OF US AS PARENTS IT MAKES US FEEL MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE ABOUT POTENTIALLY PUTTING THEM BACK INTO PHYSICAL SCHOOLS THE BENEFITS OF PHYSICAL SCHOOLS ARE SO MANY WITH THE EDUCATION AND SOCIAL BENEFITS

YOU WOULD BE HARD-PRESSED TO FIND SOMEBODY THAT DOES NOT REALLY WANT TO CONSIDER THIS STRONGLY AS AN OPTION I THINK PROBABLY THE SOLUTION LIES SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE IT LIES WITHIN THE SCHOOLS, SOCIAL DISTANCING AND WEARING A MASK AS MUCH IS POSSIBLE DECREASING CLASSROOM SIZES WITH NO CAFETERIA WHERE EVERYONE GROUP EATS WHERE THEY HAVE A TEMPERATURE CHECK ON THE WAY WHEN YOU WALK IN THE DOOR

I KNOW GOVERNMENTS AND SOME CITIES LIKE SAN ANTONIO, A DEFINITE OPTION FOR PARENTS THAT DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE PUTTING THE CHILDREN BACK IN SCHOOL WITH A FULLY ONLINE PLATFORM FOR THE PARENTS THAT SAY YOU KNOW WHAT, I HAVE MY KIDS AT HOME AND I DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE FOR THIS OBVIOUSLY I NEED THE RESOURCES TO HOMESCHOOL MY CHILD IN THE PANDEMIC I NEED THE CURRICULUM FROM THE SCHOOL TO BE AVAILABLE IN AN ONLINE FASHION THAT IS WHERE I THINK THE MIDDLE GROUND PROBABLY LIES FOR US AND FOR THE SCHOOLS I DO THINK THE LIKELIHOOD OF IN PERSON SCHOOLING IS VERY HIGH

FRANKLY, THERE PROBABLY HAS TO BE SOME ELEMENT OF ABSOLUTENESS ON THE TABLE WE HEARD FROM THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS AND WE APART FROM THE DIRECTOR OF THE CDC >> THANK YOU SO MUCH, DR HILARY FAIRBROTHER, FOR ALL OF YOUR THOUGHTFUL ADVICE AND TAKING THE TIME TO BE WITH US I KNOW YOU'RE WORKING SO HARD RIGHT NOW AND WE APPRECIATE ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE

>> THANK YOU >>> THE PCP RUNS OUT BUT THE CORONAVIRUS RISK IS NOT AND BUSINESSES ARE NOT EXACTLY BOOMING WHAT ARE THE BARS AND RESTAURANTS IN TEXAS TO DO OUR REPORTER PRISCILLA THOMPSON IS JOINING US FROM HOUSTON I KNOW YOU SPOKE WITH SEVERAL BUSINESSES AND WHAT ARE THEY TELLING YOU ABOUT THE SITUATION WE ARE IN? >> Reporter: ALISON, THEY ARE FACING VERY TOUGH CITIZENS AND DECISIONS TODAY THE STATE REPORTED MORE THAN 10,000 POSITIVE CASES, A NEW DAILY RECORD AS WE AWAIT THE NUMBERS TODAY TO SEE WHAT THAT WILL LOOK LIKE

THE BUSINESS OWNERS HERE ARE DEBATING WHETHER TO REMAIN OPEN OR CLOSE THEIR DOORS RIGHT NOW THEY ARE ALLOWED TO OPERATE AT 50% I SPOKE WITH ONE MAN THAT OPEN HIS RESTAURANT ONE YEAR AGO TODAY AND INVESTED ALL OF HIS SAVINGS AND RETIREMENT INTO A RESTAURANT HE HOPED TO PASS DOWN TO HIS CHILDREN BUT HE CLOSED THE DOORS HE ACTUALLY CLOSED THE DOORS A FEW WEEKS AGO WHEN THE VIRUS BEGAN TO SURGE NOW HE IS NOT SURE WHAT HE IS GOING TO DO

THAT IS THE DECISION MANY RESTAURANT OWNERS ARE GRAPPLING WITH TODAY I SPOKE WITH THE OWNER TODAY THE BREAKFAST CLUB WHO HAD A MEETING YESTERDAY ON WHETHER TO REMAIN OPEN OR TO CLOSE I SAID WHAT WOULD IT MEAN FOR YOUR BUSINESS TO CLOSE WHEN I ASKED HIM THAT HE DID NOT TALK ABOUT PROFITABILITY I WANT YOU TO TAKE A LISTEN TO WHAT HE TOLD ME

LISTEN >> WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR BUSINESS? IT MEANS THAT I HAVE A HEALTHY STAFF IT MEANS THAT WE ARE FREE FROM THE POSSIBILITY OF CONTRACTING THIS VIRUS AGAIN IT MEANS I GET TO GO HOME TO MY 70 PLUS-YEAR-OLD MOTHER IT MEANS I'M NOT CONCERNED ABOUT TAKING THE VIRUS HOME TO HER

IT MEANS I CAN MAKE SURE I DON'T TAKE IT HOME TO HER AND THAT THE PEOPLE THAT COME IN ARE FREE FROM THE POSSIBILITY OF CONTRACTION OR INTERACTION >> Reporter: THOSE ARE THE KINDS OF QUESTIONS AND ISSUES THAT THE RESTAURANTS AND BUSINESS OWNERS ARE THINKING THROUGH THE ONE THING THAT ALL OF THEM HAVE ECHOED TO ME AS THEY WOULD LOVE TO HEAR MORE GUIDANCE FROM THE GOVERNMENT ON WHAT THEY SHOULD DO, HOW THEY SHOULD BE HANDLING THAT, AND RATHER MORE RELIEF IS ON THE WAY >> LET'S TALK ABOUT THE RELEASE DATE FOR MINUTE

WHAT THE BUSINESS OWNERS NEED FROM BOTH THE STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT? >> Reporter: THE MAJORITY OF THE BUSINESS OWNERS I'VE SPOKEN TO AND I WOULD ARGUE ACROSS THE COUNTRY, HOPING THAT WHEN CONGRESS IS BACK IN SESSION THEY WILL PAST THE RESTAURANT ACT WHICH WOULD ALLOCATE ABOUT $120 BILLION IN FUNDING SPECIFICALLY FOR RESTAURANTS THAT HAS RESTAURANTS THEY BRING IN LESS THAN $15 MILLION A YEAR IN REVENUE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT SMALLER BUSINESSES THAT WOULD HAVE ACCESS TO SOME FUNDING THAT FUNDING WOULD BE ABLE TO CARRY THESE BUSINESSES FOR A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME

HONESTLY, A TIME PERIOD WHERE MORE LIKELY THE CORONAVIRUS WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT AND ALLOW THEM TO PAY THE RENT, KEEP THE WAITERS AND STAFF ON BOARD, AND ALSO TO CONTINUE TO IMPLEMENT SAFETY MEASURES THAT ARE GOING TO BE NEEDED FOR THOSE BUSINESSES TO SURVIVE THIS PANDEMIC THE BILL WAS INTRODUCED IN CONGRESS LAST MONTH IT HAS BIPARTISAN SUPPORT TO BE HONEST, THE RESTAURANT OWNERS I SPOKE WITH ARE NOT ENTIRELY CONFIDENT IT WILL BE GOING TO PASS THEY HOPE IT WILL PASS BUT THEY ARE NOT SURE WHETHER IT WILL ACTUALLY HAPPEN OR NOT

MOST SAID THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY WILL DO IF IT DOESN'T >> THE PROBLEM IS THAT I THINK THAT RIGHT NOW THE SURGE HAS EVERYBODY CONCERNED IT IS VERY DIFFICULT REALLY PESSIMISTICALLY, WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE SOME KIND OF DRAMATIC HELP RIGHT NOW WE WILL HAVE TO CLOSE THE BUSINESS >> Reporter: YOU CAN HEAR IT THERE

THE SURGE IN TEXAS IS ON EVERYONE'S MIND IT IS HURTING BUSINESS AND RESTAURANT OWNERS THEY ARE REALLY TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO THE OWNER YOU JUST HEARD FROM TOLD ME THAT HE IS PAYING HIS STAFF FOR THE NEXT WEEK OUT OF HIS OWN SAVINGS HE IS NOT SURE WHAT HE WILL DO AFTER THAT BUT HE NEEDS TO MAKE A DECISION IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS, ALISON

>> THANK YOU, PRISCILLA THOMPSON FROM HOUSTON TEXAS, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> Reporter: THANK YOU, ALISON >>> THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WANTS THE SCHOOL >> OPEN IN THE FALL AND VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE SAYS THAT CHILDREN WILL BE SAFE >> APART FROM HAVING UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS AND DO NOT APPEAR TO BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO SERIOUS ILLNESS FROM THE CORONAVIRUS THE RISK OF SERIOUS ILLNESS TO CHILDREN IS VERY LOW

THERE ARE MEASURES WE CAN PUT INTO PLACE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DON'T SEE THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS OR OUTBREAKS IN THE INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS >>> NBC NEWS WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT KELLY O'DONNELL JOINS ME NOW IS TERRIFIC TO SEE YOU AND DR BIRX SAYS THERE IS STILL SEVERAL UNKNOWNS ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS IN THE CHILDREN AND YOU KNOW WHY THE WHITE HOUSE IS SO DETERMINED TO GET THE KIDS BACK IN THE CLASSROOM? >> IT'S GOOD TO BE WITH YOU AND SEE YOU IT'S ALL ABOUT TRYING TO PRIME THE ELECTORAL FIELD FOR THE FALL

ONE BIG THING THE PRESIDENT WANTS IS TO HAVE AS MUCH OF THE LIFE OF NORMALCY THAT WE ONCE HAD BACK IN PLACE EVEN WITH THE CORONAVIRUS WHICH INCLUDES THE KIDS IN SCHOOL THAT MAKES IT EASIER FOR THE PARENTS TO BE BACK AT WORK AND ALL OF THE THINGS THAT FOLLOW FROM THAT THE WHITE HOUSE ALSO BELIEVES AND THE PRESIDENT SPOKE ABOUT THE FACT THAT CHILDREN IN MANY CASES PERFORM BETTER, HAVE A RICHER EXPERIENCE IN THE CLASSROOM THAN THEY DO AT HOME WE HAVE ALL LIVED THROUGH DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES THAT WE HAVE EITHER SEEN WITH CHILDREN OR FRIENDS THAT HAVE CHILDREN TRYING TO BALANCE THAT AND THE TEACH AT HOME AND WORK FROM HOME LIFESTYLE, AND IS CHALLENGING FOR MANY PEOPLE THE WHITE HOUSE ARGUES THAT CHILDREN NEED TO BE BACK IN SCHOOL , HOWEVER, THERE ARE REAL CONCERNS ABOUT WHAT THAT WILL DO, ESPECIALLY THOSE PLACES CONSIDERED MORE HOT SPOTS

EXPERTS ARGUED THERE ARE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE IMPACT OF CHILDREN AND CERTAINLY THE SCHOOLS ARE MORE THAN THE YOUNG STUDENTS THAT ATTEND THERE ARE TEACHERS, STAFF MEMBERS, BUS DRIVERS AND ALL THE ADULTS IN THEIR LIVES THAT COULD BECOME INFECTED IF THE CHILDREN SPREAD IT THERE ARE REAL QUESTIONS IT GETS DOWN TO THE FACT THAT THE ECONOMY CANNOT FULLY REOPEN IF PARENTS ARE AT HOME TEACHING THE CHILDREN THAT IS THE REAL PIECE FOR THE PRESIDENT

HE ARGUES THAT HE THINKS HIS POLITICAL THAT DEMOCRATS AND DEMOCRATIC STATES LED BY DEMOCRATIC GOVERNORS AND SO FORTH WANT TO KEEP THE SCHOOLS CLOSED AS AN ARGUMENT FOR THE CAMPAIGN IT IS ALL BASHING TOGETHER FROM THE SIGNS AND OBVIOUSLY THE PICTURE FROM WHAT IS HAPPENING IN DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES AND THE RATE OF THE CORONAVIRUS SOME OF IT IS ABOUT THE OVERALL WELLNESS AND KIDS BEING IN SCHOOL FOR THEIR MENTAL HEALTH AND SERVICES LIKE THE LUNCHES AND SO FORTH THAT ARE THERE OF COURSE POLITICS IS PART OF IT TOO IT WILL BE A FIGHT WE WILL SEE FOR WEEKS TO COME WITH REAL BATTLES OF THE PRESIDENT CONTRADICTING HIS OWN CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL

WE HAVE HARD TODAY THEY WILL REVISE THE RECOMMENDATIONS THANK THEY DON'T WANT TO MAKE THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS IN SCHOOLS IN CASE THEY DON'T REOPEN >> KELLY, LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT LITTLE BIT MORE YOU SAID THE CDC WILL ISSUE NEW GUIDELINES FOR REOPENING THE SCHOOLS AFTER THE PRESIDENT SAID THE GUIDANCE WAS TOO TOUGH, TOO EXPENSIVE AND IMPRACTICAL HERE'S WHAT VICE PRESIDENT PENCE AND THE CDC DIRECTOR SAID TODAY >> WE DON'T WANT THE GUIDANCE FROM CDC TO BE THE REASON THE SCHOOLS DON'T REOPEN

IT WAS NOT THE INTENT OF THE CDC GUIDELINES, TO BE USED AS RATIONALE TO KEEP THE SCHOOLS CLOSED >> DO WE HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT THE NEW GUIDELINES WILL LOOK LIKE WHICH WILL BE POTENTIALLY LESS TOUGH AND LESS EXPENSIVE AND FROM THE PRESIDENT'S VIEW ? >> Reporter: IF WE LOOK AT WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE COMPLAINED ABOUT IT COULD GIVE US A BIT OF A WINDOW INTO WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE WILL CHANGE WE HEARD ABOUT SOCIAL DISTANCING FOR MANY MONTHS, SEPARATING DESKS IN THE WORKSTATION SIX FEET APART NOT HAVING CHILDREN IN SCHOOL EACH DAY AT THE SAME TIME WITH SCHOOL AND SHIFTS SOME COMMUNITIES ARE TALKING ABOUT THINGS LIKE NOT SHARING RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT, WHETHER BATS, BALLS OR THE JUNGLE GYM OUTSIDE ON THE PLAYGROUND

NOT SHARING SOME OF THOSE THINGS AMONG THE CHILDREN AS A WAY TO REDUCE THE SPREAD ON SURFACES THOSE ARE SOME ISSUES WHERE THE WHITE HOUSE, PRESENT IN PARTICULAR, HAD ISSUE WITH THAT IT IS CONCERN ABOUT EXPENSE AND CUMBERSOME, AS THE MUSIC, RULES TO MAKE IT MORE LIKELY FOR SCHOOLS NOT TO REOPEN EDUCATORS OF COURSE LOOK TO FIND WAYS TO TRY TO HAVE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT AND REDUCE SOME OF THE RISK ONE OF THE TROUBLES IS THAT THE PRESIDENT THREATENED FEDERAL FUNDING AGAIN SCHOOL SYSTEM THEY DON'T REOPEN AND TYPICALLY SCHOOLS ARE FUNDED BY LOCAL COMMUNITIES MOSTLY

THEY ARE LOOKING TO TRY TO INCENTIVIZE SCHOOLS TO REOPEN IN PERHAPS THE NEXT GENERAL AID PACKAGE THAT MAY COME AS A RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS >> KELLY, BEFORE WE LET YOU GO A QUICK QUESTION THE PRESIDENT HOSTED THE PRESIDENT OF MEXICO AT THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY AND WHAT CAME OUT OF THAT MEETING? >> Reporter: IT'S NOTABLE BECAUSE IT'S ON THE SECOND TIME A FOREIGN LEADER VISITED THE WHITE HOUSE WHEN THE CORONAVIRUS SHUTDOWN THE WORLD THE MEXICAN AND PRESENT AND PRESIDENT TRUMP TODAY IN FACT CELEBRATED THE USMCA, THE NEW TRADE AGREEMENT AND NORTH AMERICA REPLACING NAFTA FROM THE 90s EACH TALKED ABOUT A COMMITMENT TO TRY TO WORK TOGETHER TO WORK TOGETHER ON ECONOMIC PIECES, AND A LITTLE BIT ON IMMIGRATION WHICH IS A FLASHPOINT FOR THE PRESIDENT

HE WAS WELCOMING AND POLITE TO THE PRESIDENT OF MEXICO AND WHO RETURNED THAT IN KIND HE SAID HE HAS A GOOD RELATIONSHIP WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP IN MANY WAYS IT'S ABOUT ACKNOWLEDGING THE USMCA CANADA PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU DID NOT COME IN THEY WILL HAVE A SECOND WANT TO MARK THE TREATY WITH CANADA AT ANOTHER TIME >> KELLY O'DONNELL, WONDERFUL TO SEE YOU AS ALWAYS, AND THANK YOU SO MUCH

>> Reporter: BE WELL >>> THE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE STARTING TO RELEASE PLANS FOR THE FALL WITH NEW EYES GUIDELINES THAT COULD FORCE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY IF THEY'RE NOT TAKING IN PERSON CLASSES A STUDENT AT DREXEL UNIVERSITY TOLD US WHAT WORRIES HER MOST IS BEING FORCED TO LEAVE THE US >> I GO TO DREXEL UNIVERSITY AND I'M FROM ETHIOPIA MAJORING IN DOUBLE STUDIES IN ECONOMICS WITH A FRENCH MINOR WE WILL START SEPTEMBER 21st THIS IS A FINANCE HYBRID MODEL, PARTIALLY ONLINE IMPARTIAL IN PERSON CLASSES NEEDLESS TO SAY, I AM REALLY SCARED WHEN I WOULD BE ABLE TO GET BACK INTO THE US

AND RESUME A NORMAL LIFE DREXEL UNIVERSITY IS A SCHOOL THAT HAS AN INTERNSHIP PROGRAM I SHOULD BE HERE FOR THE NEXT SPRING BUT WILL I EVEN BE ABLE TO GET BACK YOUR NEXT SPRING

THERE ARE ALL THESE QUESTIONS THAT HAVE NO ANSWERS REALLY A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE WORRIED ABOUT LOSING THEIR VISA STATUS IT IS SOMETHING THAT ICE

DOES NOT TALK ABOUT IF YOU ARE AWAY FROM THE US FOR MORE THAN FIVE MONTHS YOU CAN LOSE YOUR STATUS AND YOU WOULD HAVE TO REAPPLY AT THE MOMENT DAVE SAID THAT'S OKAY BUT WHO KNOWS

EVERYONE IS REALLY SCARED AND DESPERATE THEY FEEL HELPLESS THERE IS NOTHING THEY CAN DO BUT WAIT AROUND THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS COME HERE OPEN FOR OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE KNOW WE CAN TAKE BACK HOME WE ARE VERY AWARE OF OUR VISA STATUS

WE ARE VERY AWARE OF OUR SITUATION THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS DON'T EVER BREAK THE RULES BECAUSE ALL WE WANT HERE IS THE OPPORTUNITY WE HAVE THE LEARNING AND THE CULTURE EXCHANGE YOU GET IN THE US YOU CANNOT GET THIS ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD

WE REALLY JUST WANT TO DO OUR BEST I PERSONALLY JUST REALLY WANT TO LEARN I WANT TO FINISH MY DEGREE I WILL THEN YEAR FIGURE MY WAY AROUND AND TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY >>> HARVARD AND MIT ARE SUING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OVER THE NEW POLICY REQUIRING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS TO TAKE CLASSES IN PERSON THE SCENE THE COUNTRY

OUR NBC NEWS LEGAL ANALYST JOINS ME NOW AND WHAT ARE THE COLLEGES ARE GOING IN THE SUIT ? >> Reporter: A FULL DISCLOSURE I AM A PROFESSOR AT DREXEL UNIVERSITY ONE OF THOSE STUDENTS YOU JUST SHOWED THIS IS HAPPENING NATIONWIDE THE ISSUE IS THAT ICE

DID STALL THE POLICY OR CHANGE THE POLICY DURING THE CORONAVIRUS WHICH IS NORMALLY THAT STUDENTS HAVE TO TAKE AT LEAST, I BELIEVE TWO THIRDS OF THE CLASS IS LIVE AND IN PERSON OF COURSE IF CLASSES ARE NOT IN PERSON ICE TEMPORARILY ALLOWED IT TO ALL BE ONLINE BUT ALL OF A SUDDEN AT THE BEGINNING OF JULY THEY RESCINDED THAT RULE

NOW THE STUDENTS THAT WERE PLANNING ON TAKING ONLINE CLASSES AND DOWN FIND OUT THAT JUST TAKING ONLINE CLASSES WOULD RESULT IN THEM HAVING TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY THE LAWSUIT IS CHALLENGING THE RULEMAKING UNDER WHAT IS CALLED THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE ACT AND THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT CONGRESS MAKES LAW BUT FEDERAL AGENCIES ARE NOT RUN BY ELECTED OFFICIALS WHEN THEY MAKE THE RULES WITH THE FORCE OF LAW THEY HAVE TO FOLLOW A FEW DIFFERENT PROCEDURES SOME OF THOSE ARE THAT THE RULES HAVE TO HAVE SOME RELATIONSHIP TO THE LAW THERE'S A WAY TO CHALLENGE IT IF USING THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT IS HIGHLY COMPLEX

IT LOOKS AT HOW THE RULE WAS MADE BUT IF IT WAS COMPLETELY ARBITRARY AND CAPRICIOUS THE RULE CAN BE STRUCK DOWN >> DANNY, THE STUDENTS ARE FILING CLASS- ACTION LAWSUITS AGAINST THE UNIVERSITIES TRYING TO GET REIMBURSED FOR TUITION AND OTHER FEES FROM LEARNING ONLINE AND NOT ON SCHOOL AND WHAT DO YOU EXPECT WILL HAPPEN WITH THESE CASES? >> IT IS FASCINATING, ALISON IT CHALLENGES US TO LOOK AT WHAT WE REALLY VALUE IN AN EDUCATION IT IS SOMETHING WE VALUE DIFFERENTLY ACROSS THE BOARD

DO WE VALUE THE EXPERIENCE OF GOING TO CAMPUS? DO WE BATHE IN PERSON FACE-TO- FACE EDUCATION WITH AN INSTRUCTOR QUESTION MARK DO WE JUST PAY THE INFORMATION IMPARTED AND IF THAT'S THE CASE COULD WE LOOK AT THE ENCYCLOPEDIA EVERY DAY AND GET THAT SAME EXCHANGE? THERE IS AN INTANGIBLE BENEFIT GOING TO COLLEGE AND NOT ANYONE CAN TELL YOU REALLY WHAT IT IS BUT THE LOSSES WILL FORCE THE COURTS AND TO THE QUESTION WHEN A STUDENT PAYS TUITION WHAT EXACTLY ARE THEY PAYING FOR WITH THAT TUITION, AND I THINK THE ANSWERS MAY SURPRISE A LOT OF US >> IT IS SO FASCINATING, DANNY I THINK ABOUT IT ALL THE TIME WHAT I WOULD HAVE LEARNED DIFFERENTLY IN COLLEGE IF I WERE NOT THERE PARTICIPATING IN THE LECTURES OR SEMINARS I WONDER HOW DIFFERENT IT WOULD BE

IT'S A FASCINATING THING TO THINK ABOUT IN ALL ASPECTS OF OUR LIVES AND WE ARE DOING SO MUCH MORE AT HOME THE LAWSUIT AND UNIVERSITIES WANT STUDENTS TO SIGN WAIVERS, AND HOW WELL DID THAT HOLD UP IN COURT QUESTION MARK >> Reporter: IT IS A NOTION THAT IS NOVEL IT SELF >> TRADITIONALLY YOU HAVE ISSUES OF CAUSATION CAN YOU REALLY PROVE THAT ONE INFECTED PERSON INFECTED ANOTHER PERSON OR COULD THE DEFENDANT SAY YOU COULD HAVE GOTTEN THAT RIDING THE SUBWAY HOME OR RIDING ON A BUS

NO ONE CAN PROVE BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT OR EVEN TO A PREPONDERANCE THAT THEY HAVE ELIMINATED ALL OTHER SOURCES OF INFECTION WE LOOK FOR COLLEGES TO DO TWO DIFFERENT THINGS NUMBER ONE, TO TRY TO FORCE THE STUDENTS TO SIGN A WAIVER AS A CONDITION OF COMING BACK TO CAMPUS NUMBER TWO BACK, LOOK FOR THEM TO OFFER HYBRID CLASSES IN OTHER WORDS, YOU HAVE THE OPTION OF TAKING EVERYTHING ONLINE IF YOU WANT TO BUT IF YOU COME ON CAMPUS KNOW THAT YOU HAVE THE OPTION

SO THAT WHEN THE INEVITABLE LAWSUIT RESULTS THEY CAN SAY WE GAVE THE STUDENT AN OPTION TO TAKE ALL ONLINE BUT THE STUDENT CHOSE TO COME ON CAMPUS AND TO ASSUME THE RISK OF THAT'S A LEGAL TERM SAYING YOU THE PLAINTIFF KNEW WHAT YOU WERE DOING WAS RISKY AND IS NOT THE FAULT OF THE DEFENDANT YOU GOT INFECTED OR INJURED IT'S YOUR OWN FAULT FOR CONSCIOUSLY DISREGARDING A KNOWN RISK >> DANNY, IT IS SUCH FASCINATING STUFF THANK YOU FOR COMING ON AND I HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN SOON

>> THANK YOU, ALISON >>> LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALEXANDER VINDMAN ANNOUNCING HIS RETIREMENT HE SAID HE IS LEAVING DUE TO A CAMPAIGN OF BULLYING, INTIMIDATION AND RETALIATION FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP OUR NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT IS JOINING ME NOW AND WHAT ELSE DID VINDMAN SAY? >> Reporter: HE SAID THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES ATTEMPTED TO FORCE LIEUTENANT COLONEL VINDMAN TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THE HEARING AND PLEASING THE PRESIDENT IT IS PRETTY SHARP WORDS FROM THE LAWYER HE ALSO TWEETED AND WROTE THAT HE OFFICIALLY REQUESTED RETIREMENT FROM THE ARMY, AN ORGANIZATION HE SAID THAT HE LOVED

HE SAID HIS FAMILY LOOKS FORWARD TO THE NEXT CHAPTER IN THEIR LIVES OBVIOUSLY THIS IS BEEN A VERY DIFFICULT TIME FOR LIEUTENANT COLONEL VINDMAN AND HIS FAMILY HE WAS NOT ONLY OUSTED FROM THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL BUT HIS TWIN BROTHER THAT WORKS AT THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL WAS ALSO REMOVED AND SENT BACK TO THE PENTAGON THIS WAS A PROMOTION FOR THE LIEUTENANT COLONEL VINDMAN THAT BECAME POLITICIZED HE WAS ON THE RADAR OF THE PRESIDENT AND GOT ATTENTION OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND PARTICULARLY SENATOR TAMMY DUCKWORTH THAT THREATENED TO PUT ON HOLD A NUMBER OF PROMOTIONS ON MILITARY OFFICERS IF SHE DID NOT GET ASSURANCE FROM THE DEFENSE SECRETARY THAT THE PROMOTION OF THE TENANT COLONEL VINDMAN WOULD GO THROUGH

BUT THE LIEUTENANT COLONEL SAID THEY DID NOT HOLD UP HIS PROMOTION WE KNOW WAS HELD UP FROM OUR OWN REPORTING THERE WERE PENTAGON OFFICIALS THAT CONFIRMED THAT IF THIS ULTIMATELY WENT TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND WAS SUPPOSED TO GO TO THE WHITE HOUSE AROUND MIDNIGHT, A VERY STANDARD ROUTINE PROCEDURE IN TERMS OF THESE PROMOTIONS, CONCERN FROM ENDICOTT OFFICIALS REPORTING THAT IF IT DID THAT THE PRESIDENT WOULD INTERVENE OBVIOUSLY THAT IDEA IS WHAT THE LIEUTENANT COLONEL VINDMAN REALIZED WAS ON THE WALL, AND THAT HE WAS GOING TO RETIRE >> CAROL, THERE WAS NEWS REPORTS THAT RUSSIA WAS PROVIDING BOUNTY TO THE TALIBAN TO KILL AMERICAN SOLDIERS AND THE CENTRAL COMMAND SPOKE WITH REPORTERS YESTERDAY

WHAT DID YOU SAY ABOUT THE INTELLIGENCE THAT HE SAW? >> Reporter: THE GENERAL ESSENTIALLY SAID HE HAS SEEN THE INTELLIGENCE AND WHILE HE FOUND IT WORRISOME HE DID NOT FIND IT SOMETHING THAT WAS URGENTLY NEEDED WHERE ACTION NEEDED TO BE TAKEN BECAUSE OF IT HE WENT ON TO SAY THAT IT WAS HIS UNDERSTANDING THAT THE MILITARY AND INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS IN THE MILITARY CONTINUE TO DRILL DOWN AND LOOK INTO THIS HE SAID VERY CLEARLY THAT HE WAS ASKED TO DO THINGS TO SEE IF THERE WAS SOMETHING TO THIS HE SAID NO, AND IF I DID NO ONE CARES MORE ABOUT THIS THAN I DO AS A COMMANDER AND FIELD GENERAL HE WOULD HAVE TAKEN STEPS IF THAT WAS THE CASE

I THINK THE KEY THING FROM HIM AND ALL OF THAT IS THAT THERE IS CONTINUING AS THEY CONTINUE TO LOOK INTO IT >> THEY SAY THEY ARE CONTINUING TO LOOK INTO IT BUT DO WE HAVE ANY SENSE ON WHAT THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY AND WHAT THEY DO WITH THE INFORMATION THAT IS WORRISOME BUT UNPROVEN? >> Reporter: THAT IS A GREAT QUESTION AND ONE OF THE QUESTIONS WE HAVE HAD FOR THE WHITE HOUSE AND OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS IT IS ANYONE AT ANY LEVEL OF THE US GOVERNMENT RAISING CONCERNS ABOUT THIS TO ANYONE AT ANY LEVEL IN THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT

WE HAVE NOT GOT A CLEAR ANSWER ON THAT BUT IT WOULD BE ONE STEP THEY COULD TAKE AT A MINIMUM IF NOT FROM PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN OUR UNDERSTANDING IS THAT DID NOT HAPPEN THERE ARE MUCH LOWER LEVELS WHERE THEY COULD DO THAT I THINK THE OTHER THING THEY COULD DO IS TO CONTINUE LOOKING INTO THIS

IF THEY DO COME UP WITH NEW EVIDENCE AND IT LOOKS LIKE THIS IS, IN THEIR VIEW, SOMETHING ACTIONABLE, THEN THEY CAN TAKE OTHER ACTIONS THE NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL WAS PREPARING OPTIONS FOR THE PRESIDENT WHEN THIS PROPOSAL SURFACED EARLIER THIS YEAR IT HAS BASICALLY GONE NOWHERE SINCE THEN, ALISON >> THANK YOU, CAROL LEE AT THE WHITE HOUSE >> Reporter: THANK YOU

>>> IT IS SAID THERE IS NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN THE FACT THAT THE TIME HAS COME PERHAPS THE TIME HAS COME ON A DREAM FOR THIS GREAT COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED, EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >>> WE HAVE BREAKING NEWS >> WE SAW THE LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE

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YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH >>> WE'D LIKE TO THINK THAT WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST- RACIAL AMERICA WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT WE DO NOT >> I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON

AND I THINK ABOUT YOU TRYING TO RAISE YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER HER COMING HOME SAYING, WHY DON'T I HAVE PONYTAILS LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE YOU'RE DIFFERENT YOU JUST DON'T HAVE FEEL LESS THAN >> I CHERISHHE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS

I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW LET'S GO TO NBC NEWS NOW CORRESPONDENT, ALEXA LIAUTAUD SHE HAS THE LATEST HEADLINES FOR US FROM NBC NEWSCOM

ALEXA, HOW ARE YOU DOING? >> ALLISON, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME LOTS TO DIVE IN TO FIRST, THE CORONAVIRUSSURPASSE 3 MILLION IN A TWEET THIS MORNING, PRESIDENT TRUMP WENT SO FAR AS TO THREATEN TO CUT FUNDING VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE WAS ASKED ABOUT THE COMMENT

TAKE A LISTEN >> WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS MADE CLEAR, THOUGH, IS WE THINK IT'S ABSOLUTELY IMPERATIVE THAT EVERY STATE AND TERRITORY IN THIS COUNTRY MAKE STEPS AND TAKE STEPS TO GET KIDS BACK TO THE CLASSROOM TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE >> LIEUTENANTS CONT ALEXANDER VINMAN ANNOUNCING TODAY, HE IS RETIRING FROM THE US

MILITARY HE SAID EVEN AFTER TWO DECADES OF MILITARY SERVICE, IT WAS CLEAR THAT HIS FUTURE WOULD, QUOTE, BE FOREVER LIMITED AND THAT HE WAS QUOTE, FOREVER BULLIED BY THE PRESIDENT AND HIS PROXIES AND THIS THIS TO SAY >> FOR ALEX VINMAN, IT IS REALLY A LOSS FOR THE COINCIDENTRY

I'M SURE THAT CONGRESS IS GOING TO BE VERY INTERESTED IN THE COMING WEEKS AS TO EXACTLY WHAT FACTORED INTO HIS DECISION >> THEY ARE ATTEMPTING TO STRIP INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FROM THEIR VISAS ICE

ON MONDAY SAID ICE WOULDN'T BE ALLOWED IN A STATEMENT, HOWEVER, THE PRESIDENT SAID THEY WOULD, QUOTE, PURSUE THIS CASE VIG RUGSLY

SO THAT INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT INSTITUTIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY CAN CONTINUE THEIR STUDIES WITHOUT THE THREAT OF DEPORTATION MEANWHILE, THE SUPREME COURT SIDED WITH THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION >> THE VOTE WAS 7-2, WITH JUSTICE GINSBURG AND JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR OFFERED THIS REACTION >> I THINK THEY LOST THE BENEFIT

THEIR BOSS CAN NOTICE DETERMINE WHETHER THEY CAN >> EVEN THE MOST HISTORIC OF BRANDS BROOKS BROTHERS, ANNOUNCING TODAY, IT IS FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY 40 OF THE LAST 45 PRESIDENTS AND NOW FOLLOWING

ALL FILING FOR BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION AS WORKERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY STAY HOME >> THAT WRAPS UP OUR HEADLINE WE'LL BE BACK WITH MORE >> AULT ALL THIS, IT HAPPENS IN QUEENS

A VERY COOL BRAND WITH A LOT OF HISTORY THERE CHANGES HOW THE CORONAVIRUS IS AFFECTING SO MANY COMPANIES THANKS SO MUCH >> ALISON

>> PRESIDENT TRUMP WANTS SCHOOLS TO REOPEN IN THE FALL, DISAGREES WITH THE CDC'S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR BRINGING BACK STUDENTS SAFELY HE'S ALSO THREATENING TO CUT OFF FEDERAL FUNDING FOR SCHOOLS THAT DON'T REOPEN BETSY DUVOSS, ECHOING THE PRESIDENT AT A WHITE HOUSE TASK FORCE TODAY >> IT'S NOT A MATTER OF IF SCHOOLS SHOULD REOPEN IT'S SIMPLY A MATTER OF HOW

THEY MUST FULLY REOPEN AND THEY MUST BE FULLY OPERATIONAL >> NBC NEWS POLITICAL REPORTER JOINS ME NOW THE PRESIDENT SAYS THE CDC GUIDELINES ARE TOO TOUGH, IMPRACTICAL THE WHITE HOUSE IS PLANNING TORELEASE NEW GUIDELINES

DO WE KNOW WHERE AND WHAT THEY'LL LOOK LIKE? >> WE EXPECT THAT TO BE IN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO, ALISON AND IT REMINDS ME OF WHAT HAPPENED ABOUT A MONTH OR TWO AGO, WHEN THE PRESIDENT SPECIFIC WANTED TO ISSUE NEW GUIDELINES REOPENING HOUSES OF WORSHIP THAT CAME AT THE HEIGHT OF THE PANDEMIC, WHERE THE CDC HE SAID THEY STILL WANTED TO CLOSE MOST OF THEM BUT THEY WANTED TO THINK ABOUT HOW TO OPEN THEM RESPONSIBLY THE PRESIDENT CAME OUT AS YOU MAY REMEMBER, SOMETIME BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

AND SAID HE WANTED THEM TO BE OPEN AND THAT HE WAS GOING TO TRY TO PUSH THAT, UNILATERALLY IT'S NOT THE FIRST TIME WE'VE SEEN THIS WHITE HOUSE CLASH WITH ITS OWN TASK FORCE AND CDC BUT THIS IS THE LATEST ISSUE OF HOW MANY MILLIONS YOU THINK OF KIDS AND PARENTS IT'S GOING TO AFFECT IN A REAL PRACTICAL MATTER

WHAT HAPPENS, TRYING TO DECIDE NEXT MONTH BY AUGUST, HOW THEY CAN REOPEN AND TODAY IN THAT BRIEFING, YOU REALLY SAW THE VICE PRESIDENT AND THE EDUCATION SECRETARY ITION ECHOING WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID HE DOES FEEL THE CURRENT GUIDELINES THE CDC'S OWN RULES AND REGULATIONULATION — REGULATION MAKING DECISIONS ABOUT HOW YOU GO BACK TO SCHOOL SAFELY DO YOU IMPLEMENT SOCIAL DISTANCING? DO YOU HAVE HALF OF THE STUDENTS THERE? A LOT OF QUESTIONS IT WERE PUT TO THE TASK FORCE TODAY

AND THEY SAID THEY'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO EXAMINE IT THEY DIDN'T HAVE THOSE EXACT ANSWERS BUT WHAT IS CLEAR IS THAT THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T THINK IT WILL HIT FUNDING FOR THAT POTENTIALLY AS WELL >> MONICA, THE >> THE PRESIDENT LOOKING TO REOPEN SCHOOLS FULLY

WHY IS THE WHITE HOUSE SO VERY DETERMINED TO HAVE STUDENTS IN THE CLASSROOM >> THEY PROVIDED DATA, WHICH DOES SHOW THAT STUDENTS, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO ARE YOUNGER, YOU KNOW, ELEMENTARY OR MIDDLE SCHOOL AGE, ARE NOT SUSSENTIBLE TO THE VIRUS OF COURSE, DR DEBORAH BIRX POINTING OUT, IF THEY HAVE COMORBIDDITY THAT IS ABSOLUTELY SOMETHING PARENTS SHOULD TRACK

BUT WHAT SHE SAID, IS SO MANY HAVE BEEN RESPONSIBLE ASK THAT HAS BEEN A GOOD SIGN WE HAVE SEEN THE VIRUS REALLY DOES AFFECT PEOPLE OF ALL AGES BUT MORE SPECIFICALLY THOSE WHO ARE OLDER EVEN IN THE LATEST ROUND, WE'VE SEEN A SPIKE IN PEOPLE REALLY BETWEEN THE AGES OF 30 AND 44

SO WHEN THEY LOOK AT THE YOUNGER POPULATION AND THEY DO ADMIT, THERE ISN'T ENOUGH DATA ON HOW THE VIRUS COULD AFFECT THEM AND THERE'S ALSO ALL THESE QUESTIONS OF WHAT IF CHILDREN ARE ASYMPTOMATIC CARRIERS THEY SAY THEY'LL CONTINUE TO STUDY THAT

BEFORE THEY CAN NECESSARILY GET TO A RECOMMENDATION BUT IT'S CLEAR, AS WE REACH INTO THE FALL, THEY WANT THE COUNTRY BACK OPEN AND THEY LOOK TO SCHOOLS AS AN EXAMPLE OF A PLACE WHERE THEY THINK THEY CAN SUCCESSFULLY DO THAT OF COURSE, WE DON'T KNOW UNTIL THEY DO ATTEMPT IT >>> MONICA, VICE PRESIDENT PENCE COMMENTED ON THE PRESIDENT'S THREAT TO CUT FUNDING TO SCHOOLS THAT DON'T REOPEN

WHAT DOES HE SAY? >> EXACTLY HE WAS ASKED WHY THE PRESIDENT IS TWEETING ABOUT ALL OF THIS POTENTIAL THREAT AND HE DID POINT OUT QUITE QUICKLY THAT 90% OF THAT DOES COME FROM THE STATE I THINK WE HAVE A BITE OF THAT TAKE A LISTEN TO EXACTLY WHAT HE SAID EARLIER TODAY AT THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

>> APART FROM HAVING AN UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITION CHILDREN DO NOT APPEAR TO BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO THE SERIOUS ILLNESS FROM THE CORONAVIRUS THE RISK OF SERIOUS ILLNESS

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