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MOVE THAT APPLE IS MAKING TO HAVE MORE CONTROL OVER THE QUOTE/UNQUOTE FULL STACK OF ITS TECHNOLOGY >> Reporter: THE COMPANY ALSO UNVEILED MASKED MEMOJIS AND HAND WATCHING DETECTION >> YOU'LL SEE A COUNTDOWN TO MAKE SURE YOU WASH AS LONG AS YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO

>> Reporter: ACKNOWLEDGING THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 DURING THE KEYNOTE AND TAKING TIME TO ADDRESS RACIAL INJUSTICE >> WE MUST ALL AIM FAR HIGHER TO BUILD A FUTURE THAT LIVES UP TO OUR IDEALS >> Reporter: INCLUDING APPLE AND OTHER MAJOR TECH COMPANIES, WHICH HAVE ONLY SHOWN LOW SINGLE DIGIT INCREASES IN THE PERCENTAGE OF BLACK EMPLOYEES OVER THE PAST SIX YEARS >> THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF INITIATIVES TO FIX THE PROBLEM THAT JUST HAVEN'T WORKED >> SILICON VALLEY IS STILL AN AREA OF MOSTLY WHITE MEN >> Reporter: A PROBLEM THAT A SOFTWARE UPDATE CAN'T FIX LIZ McLAUGHLIN, NBC NEWS >> NO BIGGER SIGN OF THE TIMES THAN A MASKED EMOJI >> WE HAVE T >>> HI, EVERYONE TAKING A LOOK AT OUR SAHARAN DUST OUTLOOK, COMING FROM WEST AFRICA IT WILL KEEP OUR TROPICAL SYSTEMS AT BAY FOR NOW IT IS GOING TO SPARK UP THESE AIR QUALITY CONCERNS, IT LOOKS LIKE IT WILL MAKE ITS WAY INTO THE SOUTHEAST BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON

>>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES PRESIDENT TRUMP PLANS TO PUT A FREEZE ON VISAS FOR FOREIGN WORKERS FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR THE WHITE HOUSE CITED THE NEED TO PRESERVE JOBS AMID THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS SAY THE SUSPENSION WILL APPLY TO TECH WORKERS, LOW SKILLED JOBS AND SEVERAL OTHER VISA CATEGORIES THE TECH INDUSTRY IS ALREADY PUSHING BACK A FACEBOOK SPOKESPERSON SAYS KEEPING TALENT OUT OF THE COUNTRY WILL HURT OUR RECOVERY >>> AS MORE PEOPLE BEGIN FLYING AGAIN, ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S BUSIEST AIRPORTS IS ROLLING OUT NEW TECHNOLOGY TO KEEP FLYERS SAFE GADI SCHWARTZ SHOWS US HOW IT WORKS >> Reporter: AT LAX'S INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL A NEW LAYER OF SCREENING JUST BEFORE THE TSA CHECKPOINT A THERMAL IMAGING CAMERA NOW SCANNING THOUSANDS OF PASSENGERS BOTH ARRIVING AND DEPARTING, ALL MAKING A TEMPERATURE READING WITHIN MILL SECONDS AND ANYONE WITH A TEMPERATURE ABOVE 100

4 WILL HAVE A SECOND SCREENING IF THEY HAVE A FEVER THEY'LL BE ASKED NOT TO FLY AND INFORMATION WILL BE PASSED ON TO THE CDC THE ROLLOUT, THE BIGGEST INFRARED SCREENING PROGRAM YET, BUT SIMILAR TO WHAT IS BEING USED IN ASIA AND ACROSS EUROPE BUT HEALTH EXPERTS IN THE UNITED STATES WARN THE NEW TECHNOLOGY ISN'T FOOLPROOF >> IT WILL NOT STOP ANY ASYMPTOMATIC CARRIERS THEY DO NOT HAVE FEVER TO SPEAK OF >> Reporter: SINCE THE EARLY DAYS OF THE STATE LOCKDOWNS, AIR TRAVEL IS UP 300%, BUT STILL JUST A FRACTION OF WHAT IT WAS LAST YEAR

FOR NOW, THE PROGRAM AT LAX COMES WITH LIMITATIONS DURING ITS TESTING PHASE IMAGES WON'T BE STORED AND DEPARTING PASSENGERS WITH FEVERS WILL ONLY BE ADVISED NOT TO FLY

>> WE'RE NOT GOING TO STOP THEM FROM TRAVELING WE'RE NOT GOING TO TELL THE AIRLINES IF THEY HAVE A FEVER JUST GOING TO GIVE THEM THIS ADVICE AND LET THEM CONTINUE ON THEIR JOURNEY >> Reporter: ALL COMING AS AIRLINES HAVE STRUGGLED WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MANDATORY MASK WEARING ON FLIGHT FOR MONTHS NOW OFFICIALS HOPING A NEW LAYER OF SCREENING WILL ADD ADDITIONAL PROTECTION AND COULD BE A SIGN OF WHAT IS TO COME AT AIRPORTS IN THE FUTURE GADI SCHWARTZ, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES >> I SCRAPPED ALL MY TRIPS THIS YEAR THAT REQUIRES TRAVEL

YOU GOT A TRIP COMING UP IN SEPTEMBER SO FAR ALL SYSTEMS GO? >> NOT HOLDING MY BREATH AT THIS POINT BUT YOU NEVER KNOW LIKE GADI SAID, WILL THIS BE THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE LIKE 9/11 WE'RE USED TO THE SECURITY PRECAUTIONS WHEN WE GO TO THE AIRPORT, WILL WE BE SCANNED FROM HERE ON OUT? >> RESTAURANTS AND WORKPLACES AS WELL >> WE'LL SEE >> YEAH >>> THE GOLDEN GLOBES WHICH TRADITIONALLY AIRS ON NBC IN EARLY JANUARY IS NOW MOVING TO FEBRUARY 28th THAT'S THE DATE THE OSCARS SURRENDERED LAST WEEK

IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ON APRIL 25th, THIS AWARDS SHOW WILL BE ON APRIL 25th THE GLOBES ARE STILL SLATED TO BE HOSTED BY TINA FEY AND AM >>> THE SUMMER SURGE THE NEW CORONAVIRUS HOTSPOTS EMERGING WITH NEARLY HALF OF THE NATION REPORTING A SPIKE IN CASES AND THE LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE FORMER EPICENTER, AS NEW YORK MOVES TO REOPEN >>> CHAOS IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL NEARLY ONE MONTH AFTER THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD PROTESTORS CLASH WITH POLICE AFTER TRYING TO TOPPLE A STATUE OF FORMER PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON

>> A DRAMATIC ESCALATION IN THE WAR OF WORDS BETWEEN JOHN BOLTON AND PRESIDENT TRUMP AS THE FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR'S SCATHING NEW MEMOIR HITS SHELVES >> AND THE GOLDEN GLOBE GOES TO A NEW DATE THE PANDEMIC PUSHES BACK ANOTHER AWARD CEREMONY >> A HARD-EARNED HOMECOMING THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF SURVIVAL FOR BRITAIN'S YOUNGEST CORONAVIRUS PATIENT

"EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GOOD TUESDAY MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA >> AND I'M FRANCES RIVERA THE CORONAVIRUS IS RESURGING MARKING NEW HOTSPOTS IN THE UNITED STATES CASES ARE UP IN NEARLY HALF THE COUNTRY HEALTH EXPERTS SAY THE SPIKES ARE TRACED TO MEMORIAL DAY, WHEN OFFICIALS BEGAN LIFTING RESTRICTIONS AFTER A WEEK OF RECORD-BREAKING SPIKES, FLORIDA COULD BE THE NEXT EPICENTER OF COVID-19 OUR KARI SANDERS HAS THE LATEST

>> FRANCES, BECAUSE FLORIDA DOES NOT HAVE UNIFORM RULES, CITIES HAVE NOW TAKEN IT ON THEIR OWN TO ESTABLISH REGULATIONS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS MIAMI, MIAMI BEACH, ALL SEVEN CITIES IN SOUTH FLORIDA, NOW REQUIRING ANYBODY WHO IS OUTSIDE, LEAVING YOUR HOUSE JUST TO GO TO YOUR CAR OR GOING FROM YOUR CAR TO THE SEVEN 11, IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE IN PUBLIC, EVEN IF NOBODY IS NEARBY, YOU MUST WEAR A MASK >> FLORIDA BROKE AN UNWANTED RECORD NOW WITH MORE THAN 100,000 CASES OF CORONAVIRUS DOCTORS SAY IN A STATE WITHOUT UNIFORM WARS, IRULES, INCLUDINGR MASKS, THIS WAS INEVITABLE BUT THERE IS A SHIFT IN WHO IS GETTING SICK THE AVERAGE NOW, 37 YEARS OLD >> WE ARE SEEING A MAJOR SHIFT IN THIS DIRECTION, WITH THIS LARGE 20 TO 30-YEAR-OLD POPULATION MOSTLY, ASYMPTOMATIC

>> ABSENT STATE RULES, SOME FLORIDA CITIES LIKE MIAMI AND TAMPA, NOW MANDATING MASKS >> HERE, A FARMING COMMUNITY, ONE IN 25 PEOPLE RECENTLY TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS MOSTLY, MIGRANT FARM WORKERS, WHO ARE NOW HEADED NORTH FOLLOWING THE HARVESTS >> NORTH CAROLINA ON EDGE WITH A STEADY RISE IN CASES 870 NOW HOSPITALIZED >> OUR NUMBERS OF HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS REQUIRING OXYGEN, AS WELL AS THOSE WHO ARE REQUIRING LIFE SUPPORT, IS RISING IT'S VERY OVERWHELMING

>> NATIONWIDE, 23 STATES, NEARLY HALF THE COUNTRY, ARE SEEING AN INCREASE IN CASES OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS EIGHT OF THOSE STATES, SEEING A SPIKE OF 100% OR MORE NEW CASES IN GEORGIA, THE LARGEST GROUP TESTING POSITIVE, NOW BETWEEN THE AGE OF 18 AND 29 >> WE'RE NOW BEGINNING TO SEE MORE OF A YOUNGER POPULATION AND WHAT THAT CAUSES, AS A NATION, AS YOU CAN SEE, IS OUR CASES ARE GOING UP BUT OUR DEATHS ARE GOING DOWN >> WHILE IN TEXAS, NEW MANDATES AFTER A SURGE IN HOSPITALIZATIONS OVER THE WEEKEND NBC'S MORGAN CHESKY IS THERE

>> IN AN EFFORT TO CURVE THE RECENT SPIKE IN CASES, MANDATORY MASK POLICIES ARE NOW POPPING UP IN DALTLAS AND OTHER CITIES MEANWHILE, OFFICIALS HAVE SHUT DOWN AT LEAST A DOZEN OVERCROWDED BARS >> WITH RISING CASES IN HOSPITALS IN ARIZONA, NURSES FROM COLORADO, NOW HEADING THERE TO HELP >> THEY TRAVELED FROM PHOENIX TO COLORADO TO HELP US AND SO, WHEN THE NEED AROSE, IT JUST — IT WAS KIND OF A NO BRAINER >> A PUBLIC HEALTH BALANCING ACT, WHERE FINDING FOOTING REMAINS AN INDELICATE SILENCE

>> THE MAYORS IN THOSE SEVEN SOUTH FLORIDA CITIES THAT ARE REQUIRING MASKS IN PUBLIC EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT NEAR ANYBODY, SAY FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT WEARING MASKS, THE POLICE WILL ENFORCE THE RULES FRANCES >> ALL RIGHT KARI, THANK YOU >> NEW YORK CITY, WHICH WAS HIT VERY HARD BY THIS VIRUS, HAS REACHED A MAJOR MILESTONE PHASE TWO OF THE REOPENING PROCESS IS UNDERWAY

A SMALL CROWD FORMED OUTSIDE OF THE FAMOUS MACY'S HERALD SQUARE FLAGSHIP STORE, WAITING FOR IT TO REOPEN THE FIRST TIME IN MONTHS NOW THAT THE IN-PERSON RETAIL SALES HAVE RESUMED THIS WEEK PHASE TWO ALSO MEANS BARBERSHOPS ARE BACK IN BUSINESS WORKERS ARE RETURNING TO OFFICE SPACE JOBS AND KIDS ARE ALLOWED IN PUBLIC PLAYGROUNDS ANOTHER BIG DEVELOPMENT RESTAURANTS CAN BEGIN OUTDOOR DINING SERVICES MAYOR BILL de BLASIO MARKED THE FIRST NIGHT OF PHASE TWO BY GOING OUT TO DINNER WITH HIS WIFE THE COUPLE SAT DOWN AT MELBA'S RESTAURANT IN HARLEM

>> A SCATHING PORTRAYAL ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP BY HIS OWN FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR HITS SHELVES TODAY JOHN BOLTON'S NEW MEMOIR IS ALREADY THE TOP SELLER ON AMAZON, AFTER SURVIVING A SECURITY REVIEW AND LEGAL CHALLENGE FROM THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT BUT BOLTON'S BOOK IS JUST ONE OF THE MOUNTING PROBLEMS FOR THE PRESIDENT, WHO'S STILL FACING BLOWBACK FROM SATURDAY'S RALLY IN TULSA NBC'S ALICE BARR HAS MORE >> Reporter: THE WHITE HOUSE IN RECOVERY MODE, AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN RELAUNCH OVER THE WEEKEND FAILED TO FILL A 19,000-SEAT ARENA IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA DESPITE BOASTS OF HAVING A MILLION RSVPs A TEENAGE ARMY OF K-POP MUSIC FANS AND TIKTOK SOCIAL MEDIA USERS CLAIMED VICTORY FOR SENDING IN BOGUS TICKET REQUESTS, NEVER INTENDING TO GO >> I'M SO EXCITED TO NOT GO >> INSTEAD OF A POSITIVE HEADLINE FROM THE RALLY, THE PRESIDENT DRAWING SHARP CRITICISM OVER A CLAIM THAT HE PURPOSELY SLOWED DOWN CORONAVIRUS TESTING

>> WHEN YOU DO TESTING TO THAT EXTENT, YOU'RE GOING TO FIND MORE PEOPLE YOU'RE GOING TO FIND MORE CASES SO I SAID TO MY PEOPLE, SLOW THE TESTING DOWN, PLEASE >> THE PRESIDENT'S TEAM, DISMISSING THE COMMENTS AS A JOKE THOUGH, HE SAID SOMETHING SIMILAR IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE SCRIPTS TV REPORTER >> IF IT DID SLOW DOWN, FRANKLY, I THINK WE'RE WAY AHEAD OF OURSELVES, IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH

WE'VE DONE TOO GOOD A JOB >> TOP SENATE DEMOCRATS ARE NOW ACCUSING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OF SITTING ON NEARLY $14 BILLION IN CONGRESSIONAL FUNDING FOR TESTING AND CONTACT TRACING >> WHY ISN'T THE MONEY DISTRIBUTED WHEN IT'S DESPERATELY NEEDED WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON? >> NO, ON THE CONTRARY THE PRESIDENT HAS LED THE WAY TO MAKE US THE LEADING COUNTRY IN THE WORLD ON TESTING >> THE WHITE HOUSE ALSO PLAYING DEFENSE ON THE EVE OF THE OFFICIAL RELEASE OF FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON'S NEW TELL-ALL BOOK ABOUT HIS FORMER BOSS >> I HOPE IT WILL REMEMBER HIM AS A ONE-TERM PRESIDENT, WHO DIDN'T PLUNGE THE COUNTRY IRRETRIEVABLY INTO A DOWNWARD SPIRAL

>> THE BOOK PORTRAYS PRESIDENT TRUMP AS WILLING TO TRADE FAVORS WITH FOREIGN ADVERSARIES, IF IT WOULD HELP HIM GET RE-ELECTED THE PRESIDENT SAYING BOLTON'S CLAIMS ARE LIES AND ACCUSING HIM OF TREASON, FOR PUBLISHING CLASSIFIED INFORMATION IN WASHINGTON, ALICE BARR, NBC NEWS >>> THE HEAD OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY IS PREPARING TO SUBPOENA ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR, AFTER THE ABRUPT REMOVAL OF ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL PROSECUTORS IN THE COUNTRY THE U

S ATTORNEY FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, GEOFFREY BERMAN, HAS OVERSEEN SEVERAL HIGH-PROFILE CASES CONNECTED TO THE PRESIDENT NBC'S STEPHANIE GOSK HAS MORE >> Reporter: DEMOCRATS CALLING FOR AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE SUDDEN FIRING OF US ATTORNEY GEOFFREY BERMAN

SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER WRITING A LETTER TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE INSPECTOR GENERAL >> OVER THE PAST TWO DAYS, THIS SORDID, HAM-HANDED PLOT BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AND ATTORNEY BARR >> THE SHAKEUP HAPPENED LATE FRIDAY ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR ANNOUNCED IN A PRESS RELEASE THAT BERMAN WOULD BE STEPPING DOWN FROM NEW YORK'S SOUTHERN DISTRICT BERMAN, QUICKLY, RESPONDING THAT HE HAD NO INTENTION OF RESIGNING US

ATTORNEYS ARE APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENT, WHO CAN REMOVE THEM, AT ANY TIME THE PRESIDENT FIRED BERMAN ON SATURDAY THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT WAS JUST A PERSONNEL MOVE, DESIGNED TO FIND A POSITION FOR OUTGOING SEC CHAIRMAN CLAYTON

>> WHEN BERMAN CHOSE TO RESPOND IN THE WAY THAT HE DID, HE CAME TO THE PRESIDENT AND THE PRESIDENT AGREED AND FIRED THIS INDIVIDUAL, MR BERMAN >> PRESIDENT TRUMP, APPEARING TO DISTANCE HIMSELF FROM THE DECISION ON SATURDAY >> WE HAVE A VERY CAPABLE ATTORNEY GENERAL SO THAT'S REALLY UP TO HIM I'M NOT INVOLVED >> THE SURPRISE MOVE LED TO DEMOCRATIC ACCUSATIONS THAT THE WHITE HOUSE WAS TRYING TO OBSTRUCT ONGOING INVESTIGATIONS IN NEW YORK SOUTHERN DISTRICT AN OFFICE THAT HAS LOOKED INTO PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CLOSEST ALLIES IN THE PAST

INCLUDING PERSONAL ATTORNEYS RUDY GIULIANI AND MICHAEL COHEN BUT CLAYTON IS UNLIKELY TO BE CONFIRMED BY THE SENATE BEFORE NOVEMBER'S ELECTION THE ACTING US ATTORNEY NOW IS AUDREY STRAUSS, A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT, WHO WAS BERMAN'S DEPUTY MEANING, ANY CURRENT INVESTIGATIONS ARE SET TO PROCEED

>> SEVERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT SOURCES TELL NBC NEWS THAT THERE ARE NO UNANNOUNCED INVESTIGATIONS THAT THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK IS WORKING ON THAT COULD HAVE TRIGGERED THIS FIRING >> OUR THANKS TO STEPHANIE GOSK FOR THAT REPORT >>> HAPPENING TODAY, THE FAMILY OF RAYSHARD BROOKS WILL SAY THEIR FINAL GOOD-BYES A PRIVATE FUNERAL WILL BE HELD FOR THE 27-YEAR-OLD, WHO WAS FATALLY SHOT BY A WHITE POLICE OFFICER IN A WENDY'S PARKING LOT IN ATLANTA ON MONDAY, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC LINED UP TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS TO BROOKS AT A PUBLIC VIEWING THE EVENT WAS HELD AT THE EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH, WHERE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

, WAS A CO-PASTOR BROOKS' DEATH SPARKED NATIONWIDE OUTRAGE AND PROTESTS, AND LED TO THE ARREST AND CHARGES FOR THE TWO OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE INCIDENT THE DAUGHTER OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR, REVEREND BERNICE KING, IS EXPECTED TO SPEAK AT TODAY'S CLOSED FUNERAL >>> A NEW BRUSH FIRE OUTSIDE OF PHOENIX HAS — HAS BURNED NEARLY 4,000 ACRES ADDING TO THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF ACRES ALREADY ON FIRE IN ARIZONA THE CENTRAL FIRE, FUELED BY DRIED BRUSH AND TALL GRASS BEGAN SATURDAY ON STATE LAND, BUT HAS SINCE MOVED INTO THE TONTO NATIONAL FOREST REGION AND CONTINUES TO MOVE NORTHEAST

IT'S CURRENTLY 0% CONTAINED WITH OVER 150 FIREFIGHTERS WORKING TO PUT IT OUT, ACCORDING TO THE US FOREST SERVICE >> THEY CAN USE ALL THE HELP THEY CAN GET SO LET'S SEE IF THE WEATHER IS GOING TO COOPERATE HERE'S NBC METEOROLOGIST, JANESSA WEBB HEY, JANESSA, GOOD MORNING

>> HEY, TWOU, GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE AS YOU SAID, WE ARE REALLY SEEING THAT FIRE DANGER INCREASE FOR THE SOUTHWEST AND IT'S ALL DUE TO THE DRY CONDITIONS BUT WE DO HAVE SOME STORMS JUST TO THE EAST AND WE'RE WATCHING THAT THIS MORNING, FOR WEST TEXAS YOU CAN SEE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS THEY ARE IN PLACE AS THE SQUALL LINE STARTS TO MAKE ITS WAY THROUGH NOW, THE ENHANCED RISK FOR SEVERE WEATHER WILL CONTINUE, UNFORTUNATELY, FOR NEW MEXICO THIS AFTERNOON WITH A SMALL AREA, AS WE HAVE A SERIES OF COLD FRONTS THAT ARE MAKING ITS WAY THROUGH THE AREA

NOW, THIS WILL BE A GOOD BATCH OF RAIN FROM HOUSTON TO PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN LOUISIANA, WHERE THEY COULD SEE UP TO 2 TO 3 INCHES THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD EL PASO, TODAY, WE ARE GOING TO SEE A LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE BUT THE STORMS ARE GOING TO START TO SPARK THROUGH ACROSS NEW MEXICO THIS AFTERNOON EVEN, ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST, WE HAVE AN UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN FROM TAMPA ALL THE WAY IN TO ORLANDO WATCHING THE SEVERE WEATHER ALSO, WATCHING THE TROPICS I'LL TALK ABOUT THAT COMING UP

>> JANESSA, THANK YOU >>> THE GOLDEN GLOBES WHICH TRADITIONALLY AIRS ON NBC IN EARLY JANUARY IS MOVING TO FEBRUARY 28th OF 2021 THAT'S THE DATE THE OSCARS SURRENDERED LAST WEEK THE ACADEMY MOVED THEIR AWAR >>> AND PROTESTS CONTINUE AROUND THE COUNTRY ON MONDAY, POLICE CLASHED WITH DEMONSTRATORS WHO WERE PROTESTING POLICE BRUTALITY NEAR THE WHITE HOUSE

THE SCENE REPORTEDLY BROKE OUT AFTER THE GROUP ALLEGEDLY TRIED TO TOPPLE A BRONZE STATUE OF FORMER PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON ACCORDING TO "THE WASHINGTON POST," POLICE SWUNG BATONS AND SPRAYED A CHEMICAL IRRITANT TO BREAK UP THE CROWD, AFTER THEY TRIED TO PULL DOWN THE LAFAYETTE SQUARE STATUE WITH ROPES THE CHAOTIC SCENE PROMPTED A RESPONSE FROM THE PRESIDENT, WHO TWEETED HIS DISMAY AT THE ATTEMPT TO REMOVE THE STATUE SAYING, IN PART, NUMEROUS PEOPLE ARRESTED IN DC FOR THE DISGRACEFUL VANDALISM IN LAFAYETTE PARK OF THE MAGNIFICENT STATUE OF ANDREW JACKSON >> TODAY IS PRIMARY DAY FOR VIRGINIA, NEW YORK, AND KENTUCKY AND THE NUMBER OF POLLING PLACES HAS BEEN SLASHED AMID THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC THE ENTIRE CITY OF LOUISVILLE WILL ONLY HAVE ONE PLACE TO VOTE LOUISVILLE HAS MORE THAN 600,000 RESIDENTS AND IT'S HOME TO KENTUCKY'S LARGEST BLACK POPULATION BUT LOCALLEADERS SAY THAT BETWEEN MAIL-IN BALLOTS AND EARLY VOTING, THE STATE IS ON TRACK FOR A RECORD TURNOUT NEW YORK HAS ALSO CONSOLIDATED POLLING PLACES, BUT ELECTION OFFICIALS SAY THEY'RE PROCESSING 11 TIMES MORE ABSENTEE BALLOTS THAN THEY DID IN 2016

>> DELTA AIRLINES WILL RESTART SERVICE BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA THIS WEEK IN A STATEMENT MONDAY, THEY SAID THAT THEY ARE THE FIRST US AIRLINE TO RECONNECT THE TWO DESTINATIONS SINCE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS TOOK OVER STARTING ON JUNE 25th, THOSE FLIGHTS WILL BE OPERATING TWICE PER WEEK AND WILL TRAVEL THROUGH SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, BEFORE REACHING SHANGHAI DELTA SAYS THEY ARE TAKING STRICT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS, INCLUDING ELECTROSTATIC SPRA IN THE AUDIENCE HERE FOR A STRING QUARTET IN SPAIN? THOSE ARE NOT PEOPLE THERE ARE ALMOST 3,000 PLANTS IN THE SEATS THE ARTIST WHO ORGANIZED THE CONCERT SAID HE WAS INSPIRED BY NATURE WHILE IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE PANDEMIC THE PLANTS WILL BE DONATED TO FRONT LINE HEALTH WORKERS IN BARCELONA YOU SAY TALKING TO PLANTS IS ACTUALLY A GOOD THING FOR THEM I CAN IMAGINE EVEN MORE SO WITH MUSIC

SOMETHING AS BEAUTIFUL AS THAT >> WHY NOT YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT A CELL PHONE GOING OFF >> NOPE NO COUGHING, NO DISRUPTIONS >> NOW, TO A CRISIS IN OUR COUNTRY

A STAGGERING RISE IN SUICIDE ATTEMPTS BY BLACK CHILDREN NBC'S RAHEMA ELLIS HAS ONE MOTHER'S HEARTBREAKING MESSAGE AND WE SHOULD NOTE IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN IN THE ROOM, SOME OF WHAT'S DISCUSSED HERE IS TROUBLING TO HEAR >> SO HAPPY >> FROM BIRTH, SEVEN WAS HIS PARENTS' JOY THE CHILD DOCTORS SAID TAMMY CHARLES COULDN'T HAVE >> YOUR MIRACLE BABY, HUH? >> ABSOLUTELY I TOLD HIM OVER I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE ALWAYS DID

>> BUT LAST YEAR, AT 10 YEARS OLD, THEY LOST HIM TO SUICIDE, IN THEIR HOME IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY >> WE TEACH OUR CHILDREN ABOUT STRANGER DANGER OR GUNS OR — OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF OUTWARD HURT THAT WE TRY TO PROTECT THEM FROM THIS IS ONE THAT WAS — I WAS BLINDSIDED BY BY 10 1/2-YEAR-OLD SON MY MIRACLE CHILD MY ONLY CHILD WAS DEAD >> A STUDY COMMISSIONED BY THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS SHOWS, IN RECENT YEARS, SELF-REPORTED SUICIDE ATTEMPTS BY BLACK TEENS INCREASED BY 73% THE RATE DECREASED FOR WHITE TEENS BLACK CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 13 WERE TWICE AS LIKELY TO DIE BY SUICIDE THAN WHITE CHILDREN >> REALLY SHOCKING

>> NYU PROFESSOR MICHAEL LINDSEY LED THE STUDY >> WHY IS THIS HAPPENING >> I THINK WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THE RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION THAT IS PREVAILING IN OUR SOCIETY THAT TRAUMA, I THINK, IS ENGENDERING A SENTENCE OF HOPELESSNESS FOR KIDS WONDERING IF THEIR — IF THEIR LIFE REALLY MATTERS >> TAMMY ADVOCATED FOR HER SON, TRYING TO GET HIM HELP, AND WORKED WITH HIS SCHOOL AFTER, SHE SAYS, HE WAS BULLIED

CALLED THE N WORD, AND CHOKED ON THE SCHOOL BUS, JUST MONTHS BEFORE HIS DEATH >> I MISS, MONTST, HIS SMILE I MISS CALLING HIS NAME AND I MISS HEARING SOMEONE CALL ME MOMMY THAT IS WHAT I MISS THE MOST >> NATIONWIDE, BLACK AND BROWN CHILDREN ARE LESS LIKELY THAN NON-LATINO, WHITE CHILDREN, TO RECEIVE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PHILADELPHIA PSYCHOTHERAPIST McKNEM McNEIL IS TRYING TO CHANGE THAT >> WE REALLY WANT YOUNG FOLKS TO KNOW THAT THEY AREN'T ALONE

NOW, MORE THAN EVER, OUR FOLKS ARE ACTUALLY OPEN TO THE HEALING AND WILLING TO GET THE HEALING >> HEALING, FOR TAMMY, IS SHARING HER SON'S STORY >> IF YOU DON'T HAVE CHILDREN, OR IF YOU DO, TELL THEM YOU ARE LOVED YOU ARE IMPORTANT AND IF THERE'S ANYTHING THAT I CAN DO TO HELP YOU THROUGH, PLEASE, TELL ME

TALK TO ME PLEASE >> HOPING OTHE >>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE ARE WATCHING A TROPICAL SYSTEM THAT POTENTIALLY COULD GO INTO A TROPICAL STOR >>> A BABY IN LONDON IS BEING HAILED AS BRITAIN'S YOUNGEST SURVIVOR OF COVID-19 EMMANUEL WAS BORN THREE MONTHS PREMATURE, CATCHING THE VIRUS WHILE IN INTENSIVE CARE HE RECOVERED AFTER DOCTORS GOT SPECIAL PERMISSION TO TREAT HIM WITH THE ANTIVIRAL DRUG REMDESIVIR NBC HAS THE REMARKABLE STORY >> BRITAIN'S YOUNGEST COVID-19 SURVIVOR, BABY EMMANUEL, FINALLY ALLOWED HOME AFTER A 47-DAY BATTLE FOR HIS LIFE HIS MOTHER, EVELYN, FOREVER THANKFUL TO THE DOCTORS AND NURSES AT KINGS COLLEGE HOSPITAL IN LONDON >> I THINK I WAS THE HAPPIEST PERSON ON THAT TEAM

>> ELATION AFTER THE KIND OF AGONY NO PARENT WANTS TO ENDURE EMMANUEL WAS BORN THREE MONTHS PREMATURE AFTER SURVIVING THAT, NURSES, THEN, HAD TO BREAK THE NEWS TO EVELYN THAT HER TINY SON HAD ANOTHER BATTLE ON HIS HANDS SEPSIS AND COVID-19 >> SEEING MANY OF THEM COMING, I WAS LIKE, WHAT IS GOING ON AND THEN, ONE OF THEM WALKED TO ME AND THEN, SHE WAS LIKE, MOM, I'M SORRY

WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS, WE MIGHT LOSE BABY EMMANUEL AND I'M LIKE, WHY? WHY? SO I PRAY A BIT AND THEN I CRY IT WAS JUST CRYING AND CRYING AND CRYING >> EVELYN WAS TOLD BY DOCTORS HERE AT KINGS COLLEGE HOSPITAL IN LONDON TO PREPARE FOR THE WORST, ON THREE SEPARATE OCCASIONS AND WITH HOPE FADING, THOSE DOCTORS TURNED TO A DRUG CALLED REMDESIVIR, TESTED, UNSUCCESSFULLY, FOR EBOLA PATIENTS USING IT ON BABY EMMANUEL, ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS >> AT A TIME WHEN TRIALS FOR THE DRUG FOR COVID PATIENTS ARE STILL ONGOING, IT WAS A RISK >> IT WAS A TRICKY DECISION TO MAKE BECAUSE IT WAS THE FIRST TIME WE USED IT

WE WERE NOT AWARE OF SIDE EFFECTS OF SUCH A YOUNG AGE AND WHERE THAT WILL HELP OR NOT I THINK IT MAY HAVE HELPED BUT I'M NOT CONVINCED, FROM THE DATA, RESEARCH DATA WHICH HAS BEEN PUBLISHED, THAT THIS IS A MAGIC DRUG >> AND EVEN IF DOCTORS DON'T KNOW WHETHER REMDESIVIR WORKED, FOR EMMANUEL'S FAMILY, HIS RECOVERY WAS STILL A STROKE OF MAGIC >> THE NURSES ARE LIKE, MOM, YOU CAN SIT DOWN I SAID, NO, I JUST WANT TO LOOK AT THE BOY LYING DOWN BECAUSE IT'S A MIRACLE >> A RELIEF FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY, INCLUDING MORRIS, KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON HIS YOUNGER BROTHER, NOW BRITAIN'S YOUNGEST COVID-19 SURVIVOR HELENA HUMPHREY, NBC NEWS, LONDON

>> BABY EMMANUEL IS LIKE I'M COMING IN THIS WORLD, AND I'M STAYING HERE, WHATEVER YOU BRING AT ME >> SEPSIS PREMATURE AND COVID-19 WHAT A LITTLE FI >>> THE SUMMER HEAT GIVES WAY TO NEW CORONAVIRUS HOTSPOTS NEARLY HALF OF THE NATION GRAPPLING WITH A SURGE IN NEW CASES, AS SIGNS OF NORMALCY RETURN TO THE FORMER EPICENTER, NEW YORK CITY >>> A TENSE, NEW CHAPTER FOR THE WHITE HOUSE

FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON'S SCATHING MEMOIR HITS SHELVES, SHINING A HARSH LIGHT ON PRESIDENT TRUMP >> REMEMBERING RAYSHARD BROOKS FAMILY AND FRIENDS PREPARE TO PAY THEIR FINAL RESPECTS, WHILE THE OFFICER WHO SHOT AND KILLED HIM PREPARES TO FACE A JUDGE >> PUTTING MONEY WHERE YOUR MASK IS WHERE ONE VEGAS IS LOWERING THE ODDS FOR SPREADING CORONAVIRUS "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GOOD MORNING, I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA IN MANY STATES, SUMMER IS KICKING OFF WITH A DANGEROUS SURGE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES HOSPITALIZATIONS IN TEXAS SAW A MAJOR SPIKE OVER THE WEEKEND AND NURSES FROM COLORADO ARE TRAVELING TO ARIZONA, TO HELP OUT WITH THE STATE'S GROWING NUMBER OF PATIENTS AND, IN FLORIDA, THE NUMBER OF COVID CASES HAS NOW TOPPED 100,000

SEVEN CITIES ACROSS THAT STATE ARE NOW REQUIRING MASKS FOR ANYONE OUT IN PUBLIC MEANWHILE, IN NEW YORK CITY, THE MAYOR WENT OUT FOR DINNER, AS RESTAURANTS BEGAN OUTDOOR SERVICE FOR MORE ON NEW YORK'S RECOVERY, WE'RE JOINED NOW BY NBC'S GABE GUTIERREZ HEY, GABE, GOOD MORNING >> PHILLIP, AFTER SEVERAL GRUELING MONTHS AND THE DEATH TOLL HERE IN NEW YORK STATE RISING TO ABOUT 800 A DAY, GOVERNOR CUOMO SAYS IT'S NOW DOWN TO ABOUT TEN AND NOW, PHASE TWO OF REOPENING IS UNDERWAY

>> NEW YORK, THE ONE-TIME EPICENTER OF THE CORONAVIRUS HIT A MAJOR MILESTONE PHASE TWO OF REOPENING OUTDOOR DINING, RETAIL STORES, AND BARBERSHOPS ARE BACK >> FOR ME, I'M ECSTATIC I MEAN, I HAVE CABIN FEVER >> PEREZ WAS AMONG THE SHOPPERS AT OLD NAVY'S FLAGSHIP >> WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS SINCE THE MOMENT WE LOCKED THE DOORS

>> FOR SOME OFFICES, SEISMIC CHANGES >> SO AS WE'RE WALKING THROUGH RIGHT NOW, OUR TEMPERATURE IS BEING SCANNED >> THERMAL SCANNERS NOW FLAG EMPLOYEES WITH POTENTIALLY HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR MORE SCREENING, SCOTT, THE CEO OF RXR REALTY SHOWED US HOW — AND EMPLOYEE ARRIVAL TIMES ARE STAGGERED >> IT KNOWS WHERE WE'RE GOING, AND IT ONLY ALLOWS FOUR PEOPLE >> SO THIS IS HOW THE WORKPLACE WILL LOOK FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE

>> WE CALL THIS THE NEW ABNORMAL THIS PERIOD BETWEEN WHEN WE HAVE A VACCINE, AND WHEN WE HAVE TO WORK LIKE THIS YOU KNOW, COEXIST WITH THE CORONAVIRUS >> AT THE START OF THE CRISIS, WE VISITED MANHATTAN'S WEST WAY DINER SINCE THEN, BUSINESS HAS BEEN BRUTAL >> WE HAD TO LET GO, TEMPORARILY, ALL OF OUR EMPLOYEES AND WE HAD TO SHUT DOWN A BUSINESS THAT'S BEEN HERE FOR OVER 30 YEARS

PETE SET UP TABLES OUTSIDE >> IS THIS SUSTAINABLE >> IT'S NOT SUSTAINABLE AT ALL FOUR TABLES AREN'T GOING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE >> HE WONDERS WHETHER THE STATE WAITED TOO LONG TO REOPEN THE GOVERNOR DEFENDED THE CAUTIOUS APPROACH >> FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE WORKS IT WAS — IT SAVED LIVES >> AND THE GOVERNOR SAYS HE'S NOW SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING RESTRICTING TRAVEL FROM OTHER STATES, LIKE FLORIDA, THAT ARE SEEING AN UPTICK IN COVID CASES

PHILLIP >> ALL RIGHT, GRAABE THANK YOU >> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS HEADING TO ONE OF THE NATION'S BIGGEST CORONAVIRUS HOTSPOTS TODAY THE PRESIDENT IS HOLDING AN INDOOR RALLY IN ARIZONA, DESPITE A RECENT SURGE IN CASES THE NUMBER OF COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS IN THE STATE ARE AT A RECORD HIGH OUR CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT TRACIE POTTS HAS MORE AND, TRACIE, AN OMINOUS BACK DROP FOR TODAY'S VISIT

>> WHAT WE IS THAT CORONAVIRUS IS SPREADING IN THAT STATE IS SO IS DEMOCRATIC INFLUENCE WITH THE STATE'S LARGE LATINO POPULATION THIS HAS LONG BEEN A REPUBLICAN STRONGHOLD PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS THERE LAST MONTH HE'S BACK THIS MONTH TO TRY TO DEAL WITH THAT WITH THE UPCOMING ELECTION NOW, THE CONCERN FOR TODAY, THE PRESIDENT'S DOING A BORDER VISIT AND HE'S GOT THIS LARGE, INDOOR RALLY PLANNED STUDENTS FOR TRUMP THE LEADERS OF THAT MEGA CHURCH SAY THAT THEY'VE INSTALLED A SYSTEM THAT WILL KILL 99% OF CORONAVIRUS

MEDICAL EXPERTS ARE SKEPTICAL ABOUT THAT AND AFTER SATURDAY'S RALLY, TWO TRUMP STAFFERS, TWO ADDITIONAL TRUMP STAFFERS WHO WERE THERE, HAVE TESTED POSITIVE THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS JUST JOKING ABOUT SLOWING DOWN TESTING BUT IN INTERVIEWS, HE SEEMS TO BE SUGGESTING THAT MAY NOT BE A BAD IDEA >> WE'RE DOING SO MUCH TESTING, 25 MILLION TESTS NOBODY — >> DID YOU ASK TO SLOW IT DOWN >> IF IT DID SLOW DOWN, FRANKLY, I THINK WE'RE WAY AHEAD OF OURSELVES, IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH WE'VE DONE TOO GOOD A JOB >> DEMOCRATS ARE QUESTIONING WHY $14 BILLION THAT HAD BEEN SET ASIDE FOR TESTING AND CONTACT TRACING HAS YET TO BE SPENT TODAY, FEDERAL HEALTH EXPERTS ARE ON CAPITOL HILL OR TESTIFYING VIRTUALLY TO CONGRESS WITH AN UPDATE IN A JOINT STATEMENT, THEY ARE SAYING THATHE PANDEMIC IS UNLIKELY TO GO AWAY SOON, AND COULD GET WORSE WITH FLU SEASON THIS FALL BACK TO YOU, FRANCES

>> THAT IS EVERYONE'S FEAR ALL RIGHT, TRACIE THANK YOU >> A SCATHING PORTRAYAL OF PRESIDENT TRUMP BY HIS OWN FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR HITS SHELVES TODAY JOHN BOLTON'S NEW MEMOIR IS ALREADY THE TOP SELLER ON AMAZON AFTER SURVIVING A SECURITY REVIEW AND LEGAL CHALLENGE FROM THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT NBC'S GEOFF BENNETT HAS MORE >> Reporter: LESS THAN 24 HOURS BEFORE HIS BOOK HIT STORE SHELVES, JOHN BOLTON, AGAIN TAKING AIM AT HIS FORMER BOSS >> THE BIGGEST FEAR I HAVE IS THAT HIS POLICYMAKING IS SO INCOHERENT, SO UNFOCUSED, SO UNSTRUCTURED, SO WRAPPED AROUND HIS OWN PERSONAL, POLITICAL FORTUNES THAT MISTAKES ARE BEING MADE THAT WILL HAVE GRAVE CONSEQUENCES FOR THE NATIONAL SECURITY OF THE UNITED STATES >> BOLTON ALSO SAYING HE WON'T VOTE FOR THE PRESIDENT

>> I'M NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR HIM IN NOVEMBER CERTAINLY, NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR JOE BIDEN EITHER >> HOUSE DEMOCRATS SAY THEY'RE CONSIDERING CALLING BOLTON FOR NEW HEARINGS, WHILE SLAMMING HIM FOR REFUSING TO TESTIFY WITHOUT A SUBPOENA DURING THEIR IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS >> TO THE LENGTH AND DEGREE THAT HE INDICTS DONALD TRUMP, HE ALSO INDICTS HIMSELF FOR COWARDICE AND FOR GREED >> PRESIDENT TRUMP HITTING BACK AT BOLTON

CALLING HIS FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR A WACKO, GROSSLY INCOMPETENT, AND A LIAR MEANTIME, THE PRESIDENT IS ALSO FACING FRESH FALLOUT FROM HIS WEEKEND CAMPAIGN RALLY IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA FOR USING A RACIAL SLUR TO DESCRIBE THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS >> HAS MORE NAMES THAN ANY DISEASE IN HISTORY I CAN NAME KUNG FLU THE CHINESE VIRUS >> THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN SAID TWO ADDITIONAL STAFFERS WHO WORKED ON THE TULSA RALLY HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER TO, AT LEAST, EIGHT THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKED ABOUT HIS EVENT TODAY AT AN ARIZONA MEGA CHURCH

>> ALWAYS WORRIED ABOUT SAFETY WE WANT TO GET RID OF THIS THING >> MEANTIME, LEADERS OF THAT CHURCH IN AN ONLINE VIDEO, SAY THEY ARE USING NEW TECHNOLOGY THEY CLAIM KILLS CORONAVIRUS >> AND IT KILLS 999% OF COVID, WITHIN TEN MINUTES IT'S IONIZATION OF THE AIR, AND IT TAKES PARTICULATES OUT, AND COVID CANNOT LIVE IN THAT ENVIRONMENT >> BUT MEDICAL EXPERTS SAY EVEN IF IT WORKED, IT WOULD NOT PREVENT TRANSMISSION THROUGH COUGHING OR OTHER MEANS

>> IONIZATION TECHNOLOGY, WHATEVER IT IS, IF IT'S NOT DIRECTLY BETWEEN YOUR FACE AND THE PERSON STANDING NEXT TO YOU, WHICH IS WHY WE REALLY, YOU KNOW, RECOMMEND THAT PEOPLE DON'T ATTEND MASS GATHERINGS >> WE REACHED OUT TO THE CHURCH FOR COMMENT SO FAR, NO RESPONSE BUT ORGANIZERS SAY THEY'RE REQUIRING FACE MASKS AT TODAY'S EVENT PHILLIP >> GEOFF, THANK YOU

>>> AND RACISM PROTESTS CONTINUE AROUND THE COUNTRY ON MONDAY, POLICE CLASHED WITH PROTESTORS WHO WERE PROTESTING POLICE BRUTALITY NEAR THE WHITE HOUSE THE SCENE REPORTEDLY BROKE OUT A AFTER THE GROUP ALLEGEDLY TRIED TO TOPPLE A BRONZE STATUE OF FORMER PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON ACCORDING TO "THE WASHINGTON POST," POLICE SWUNG BATONS AND SPRAYED A CHEMICAL IRRITANT TO BREAK UP THE CROWD, AFTER THEY TRIED TO PULL DOWN THE LAFAYETTE SQUARE STATUE WITH ROPES THE CHAOTIC SCENE PROMPTED A RESPONSE FROM THE PRESIDENT HE TWEETED HIS DISMAY AT ATHE ATTEMPT TO REMOVED STATUE OF THE MAGNIFICENT STATUE OF ANDREW JACKSON

>> IN ALABAMA, A MOVE SQUG DRAMATIC SHOW OF SOLIDARITY MONDAY AT THE TALLADEGA SPEEDWAY NASCAR, RALLYING AROUND BUBBA WALLACE, THE SPORT'S ONLY FULL-TIME BLACK DRIVER, ONE DAY AFTER A NOOSE WAS FOUND IN HIS GARAGE STALL THE FBI AND NASCAR ARE NOW INVESTIGATING NBC'S SAM BROCK IS AT TALLADEGA FOR US SAM, GOOD MORNING >> PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING WHAT WE SAW BEFORE THE GREEN FLAG TELLS YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NASCAR'S RESPONSE TO THIS ACT OF HATRED DRIVERS HUGGING BUBBA WALLACE, ONE BY ONE, AS THE INVESTIGATION HEADED BY THE FBI DEEPENS IN A SIGN OF SOLIDARITY >> HAS RALLIED AROUND BUBBA WALLACE

>> AND A REJECTION OF RACISM NASCAR DRIVERS WALK ALONGSIDE BUBBA WALLACE'S CAR, NUMBER 43, OVERCOME WITH EMOTION >> A DESPICABLE ACT BY SOMEONE >> LESS THAN 24 HOURS EARLIER, A NOOSE WAS DISCOVERED IN WALLACE'S GARAGE STALL PROMPTING THIS RESPONSE I WILL NOT GIVE IN, NOR WILL I BACK DOWN I WILL CONTINUE TO PROUDLY STAND FOR WHAT I BELIEVE IN

NASCAR, CONFIRMING TO NBC NEWS THAT NO FANS HAVE ACCESS TO THAT GARAGE ONLY A FEW ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL THE ORGANIZATION, VOWING TO INVESTIGATE AND DECLARING, WE ARE ANGRY AND OUTRAGED, AND CANNOT STATE STRONGLY ENOUGH HOW SERIOUSLY WE TAKE THIS HEINOUS ACT THE FBI'S ALREADY ON SCENE WITH THE US ATTORNEY IN BIRMINGHAM, INVESTIGATING POSSIBLE VIOLATIONS OF FEDERAL LAW >> SHUT THESE HATERS UP

>> THE RACE THE FIRST OPPORTUNITY FOR GENERAL-ADMISSION FANS TO GET BACK ON THE TRACK AND ALSO, THE FIRST TEST OF A CONFEDERATE FLAG BAN CHAMPIONED BY WALLACE AND UNVEILED BY NASCAR, JUNE 10th >> IT'S NOT A RACE THING IT'S ABOUT WALKING INTO A — AN EVENT, AND FEELING UNCOMFORTABLE THAT'S IT

>> FANS, ON THEIR PERSONAL PROPERTY, FAILING THAT TEST CONFEDERATE FLAGS FLAP NEXT TO POP-UP GIFT SHOPS AND ON TOP OF WINNEBAGOS WALLACE'S FELLOW DRIVERS VOICING ZERO TOLERANCE FOR ANY OF IT >> I CANNOT BELIEVE THE HATE THAT SOMEONE CAN HAVE IN THEIR HEART >> DRIVERS BANDING TOGETHER BUBBA WALLACE, STANDING ANYWHERE BUT ALONE

NASCAR'S PRESIDENT STEVE PHELPS SAYS IT WAS A MEMBER OF WALLACE'S TEAM WHO FIRST DISCOVERED THE NOOSE BUT THAT PHELPS, HIMSELF, WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO TELL WALLACE ABOUT IT HE SAID IT WAS A TOUGH MOMENT FOR HIM AND IT WAS A TOUGH MOMENT FOR ME PHILLIP, BACK TO YOU >> I CAN ONLY IMAGINE SAM, THANK YOU >> TURN NOW TO NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB WITH A LOOK AHEAD FOR SWELTERING TEMPERATURES FOR SOME OF US LET'S SEE WHO IS GOING TO GET RELIEF AND WHO'S NOT GOOD MORNING

>> HEY, GOOD MORNING FRANCES, YOU ARE EXACTLY RIGHT WE ARE WALKING OUTSIDE AND YOU'RE JUST GOING TO START SWEATING BECAUSE WE HAVE TEMPERATURES THAT ARE JUST ABOVE AVERAGE AND THIS IS SPARKING UP THE SEVERE WEATHER RISK ACROSS WEST TEXAS RIGHT NOW, SQUALL LINE THAT IS FORMING ACROSS THAT AREA SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS THAT ARE CURRENTLY IN PLACE NOW, TODAY, THAT HEIGHTENED AWARENESS OF THE SEVERE WEATHER MOVES BACK TO NEW MEXICO WITH A SMALL SECTION OF THAT AREA UNDER SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS WITH DAMAGING WINDS THE PRIMARY THREAT THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD SO WE'RE GOING TO SEE A SANTA FE TODAY WITH SOME STORMY CONDITIONS, AND TEMPERATURES ARE GOING TO COOL DOWN BACK TO THE LOWER 80s FROM JACKSONVILLE TO SECTIONS OF THE MIDATLANTIC

RALEIGH, DURHAM, TODAY IN THE LOWER 90s SO WITH THAT SWELTERING HEAT, THE TROPICS ARE ALSO PICKING UP TALK ABOUT THAT COMING UP >> LOT TO WATCH ALL RIGHT, JANESSA, THANK YOU

TIME NOW FOR TODAY'S QUICK HITS NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR PHIL MURPHY SAYS CASINOS IN ATLANTIC CITY CAN REOPEN AT 25% CAPACITY STARTING JULY 22nd ALL GUESTS AND WORKERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS >> AFTER MONTHS OF NEGOTIATIONS, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL MAY BE ON LOT THE ROAD TO STARTING THE SEASON >> THEATER FANS WILL HAVE TO WAIT A LITTLE LONGER TO SEE THEIR FAVORITE PLAYS AND >>> TODAY, FAMILY AND FRIENDS WILL SAY THEIR FINAL GOOD-BYES TO 27-YEAR-OLD RAYSHARD BROOKS BROOKS, WHO WAS SHOT FATALLY BY A WHITE POLICE OFFICER IN ATLANTA WILL BE LAID TO REST IN A PRIVATE FUNERAL TODAY IT COMES ONE DAY AFTER MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC LINED UP TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS AT A PUBLIC VIEWING

NBC'S BLAYNE ALEXANDER IS IN ATLANTA WITH MORE BLAYNE, GOOD MORNING >> WELL, PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING TO YOU THIS IS THE SECOND OF TWO DAYS OF EVENTS FOR RAYSHARD BROOKS UNLIKE YESTERDAY'S PUBLIC VIEWING, TODAY IS PRIVATE OPEN ONLY TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS, BY INVITATION ONLY LYING IN A SHINING, GOLD CASKET, THE BODY OF RAYSHARD BROOKS ARRIVED AT ATLANTA'S EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH, WHERE DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR

, ONCE SERVED AS PASTOR HIS DAUGHTER WILL SPEAK AT BROOKS' MEMORIAL SERVICE PEOPLE WAITING, AT TIMES IN THE RAIN, TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS >> IT'S ABOUT A STAND OF SOLIDARITY, VERSUS WHITE VERSUS BLACK COP VERSUS NON-COP IT'S HUMANITY VERSUS INHUMANITY >> BROOKS, WHO DIED TEN DAYS AGO DURING A POLICE ENCOUNTER IN A WENDY'S PARKING LOT, HAS BECOME THE LATEST RALLYING CRY FOR THOSE DEMANDING POLICE REFORM IN ATLANTA, THE CITY'S POLICE DEPARTMENT ACKNOWLEDGES A HIGHER THAN AVERAGE NUMBER OF OFFICERS CALLING OUT SICK FOLLOWING LAST WEEK'S CHARGES AGAINST FORMER OFFICER GARRETT ROLFE AND OFFICER DEVIN BROSNAN

>> EXPLANATION FOR CALLING OUT SICK VARY, AND INCLUDE OFFICERS QUESTIONING THEIR TRAINING OFFICERS BEING CHALLENGED AND ATTACKED AND UNEASE ABOUT OFFICERS SEEING THEIR COLLEAGUES CRIMINALLY CHARGED, SO QUICKLY >> THIS, AS DEPARTMENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY FACE INCREASED SCRUTINY THIS VIDEO SHOWS AN NYPD OFFICER APPEARING TO USE A CHOKEHOLD WHILE MAKING AN ARREST >> STOP CHOKING HIM, BRO >> JUST DAYS AFTER CHOKEHOLDS WERE OUTLAWED IN THE STATE WITHIN HOURS, THAT OFFICER, SUSPENDED WITHOUT PAY >>THAT PERSON WAS DEALT, SWIFTLY, WITH

WAS SUSPENDED AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO TREAT THAT SERIOUSLY AND CONTINUE TO EMPHASIZE IT, IN TRAINING >> AND BACK HERE, IN ATLANTA, THE OFFICER CHARGED WITH BROOKS' MURDER IS SET TO HAVE HIS BOND HEARING DURING THE SAME >>> A MASSIVE CLOUD OF DUST FROM THE SAHARA DESERT IS SLOWLY MOVING TO THE UNITED STATES AND HEALTH OFFICIALS, THEY WORRY THAT IT WILL IMPACT THOSE BATTLING RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS, ESPECIALLY COVID-19 WARNINGS WERE ISSUED FOR PEOPLE TO STAY INSIDE AND USE AIR FILTERS AFTER THE CLOUD CAUSED AIR QUALITY TO JUMP TO HAZARD — HAZARDOUS LEVELS THE CLOUD IS EXPECTED TO REACH THE U

S LATER THIS WEEK >> WELL, UP IN THE CLOUDS AS MORE PEOPLE BEGIN FLYING AGAIN, ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S BUSIEST AIRPORTS IS ROLLING OUT NEW TECHNOLOGY TO KEEP FLYERS SAFE NBC'S GADI SCHWARTZ HAS THE DETAILS >> AT LAX'S INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL, A NEW LAYER OF SCREENING JUST BEFORE THE TSA CHECKPOINT A THERMAL IMAGINE SCANNER ALL MAKING A TEMPERATURE READING WITHIN MILLISECONDS AND ANYONE WITH A TEMPERATURE ABOVE 100

4 WILL THEN BE APPROACHED FOR A SECONDARY SCREENING AND IF THEY HAVE A FEVER, THEY'LL BE ASKED NOT TO FLY, WHILE INFORMATION ON ARRIVING PASSENGERS SHOWING FEVERS WILL BE PASSED ON TO THE CDC THE ROLLOUT, THE BIGGEST INFRARED SCREENING PROGRAM YET BUT SIMILAR TO WHAT'S ALREADY BEING USED IN ASIA AND ACROSS EUROPE BUT HEALTH EXPERTS IN THE UNITED STATES WARN THE NEW TECHNOLOGY ISN'T FOOLPROOF >> IT WILL NOT STOP ANY ASYMPTOMATIC CARRIERS BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE FEVER, TO SPEAK OF >> SINCE THE EARLY DAYS OF THE STATE LOCKDOWNS, AIR TRAVEL IS UP 300%

BUT STILL, JUST A FRACTION OF WHAT IT WAS LAST YEAR FOR NOW, THE PROGRAM AT LAX COMES WITH LIMITATIONS, DURING ITS TESTING PHASE IMAGES WON'T BE STORED AND DEPARTING PASSENGERS WITH FEVERS WILL ONLY BE ADVISED NOT TO FLY >> WE'RE NOT GOING TO STOP THEM FROM TRAVELING AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO TELL THE AIRLINES THAT THEY HAVE A FEVER WE'RE JUST GOING TO GIVE THEM THIS ADVICE, AND LET THEM CONTINUE ON THEIR JOURNEY

>> ALL COMING AS AIRLINES HAVE STRUGGLED WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MANDATORY MASK WEARING ON FLIGHTS FOR MONTHS NOW, OFFICIALS HOPING A NEW LAYER OF SCREENING WILL ADD ADDITIONAL PROTECTION, AND COULD BE A SIGN OF WHAT'S TO COM >>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE I DO WANT TO TALK ABOUT THAT DUST THAT'S COMING OFF THE WEST OF COAST OF AFRICA YOU CAN SEE IT'S MAKING ITS WAY ACROSS PUERTO RICO RIGHT NOW LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE OF THESE TWO PHOTOS THE TOP ONE, >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES, AN NYPD OFFICER HAS BEEN SUSPENDED, WITHOUT PAY, FOR USINGS AN APPARENT CHOKEHOLD WHILE DETAINING A SUSPECT VIDEO CAUGHT OFFICER DAVID AFANADOR AND OTHER OFFICERS PINNING DOWN A SUSPECT IN ROCKAWAY BEACH BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE RELEASED BY POLICE REVEALED THE SUSPECT AND OTHER MEN WERE SHOUTING INSULTS AT THE OFFICERS FOR 11 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE CHOKEHOLD IT ISN'T THE FIRST TIME HE IS SIDELINED BACK IN 2014, HE WAS CRIMINALLY CHARGED FOR ALLEGEDLY PISTOL WHIPPING A TEENAGE SUSPECT, KNOCKING OUT HIS TWO FRONT TEETH HE WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY >> AFTER A PAIR OF WEEKEND SHOOTINGS, A PROTEST ZONE IN SEATTLE WILL BE DISMANTLED CITY OFFICIALS HAVE ORDERED PROTESTORS TO LEAVE THE SELF-DECLARED CAPITOL HILL ORGANIZED PROTEST ZONE, AFTER SHOOTINGS THAT LEFT ONE PERSON DEAD AND TWO INJURED IT'S NOT CLEAR IF THE VIOLENCE WAS CONNECTED TO THE PROTEST SEATTLE'S MAYOR SAID IT'S TIME FOR PEOPLE TO GO HOME

SHE ALSO SAID THERE'S NO FIRM TIMELINE FOR RETURNING TO AN ABANDONED POLICE STATION WITHIN THE ZONE OFFICIALS ARE WORKING WITH BLACK-LED ORGANIZATIONS AND PARTNERS IN DEESCALATION TO GET THE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE TO CLEAR OUT OF THE ROUGHLY SIX-BLOCK AREA >> CAESAR'S ENTERTAINMENT IS OFFERING CASINO CUSTOMERS $20 WORTH OF FREE PLAY JUST FOR WEARING A MASK THE NEVADA GAMING CONTROL BOARD ONLY REQUIRES PEOPLE AT TABLE GAMES TO WEAR A MASK BUT THE COMPANY IS HOPING TO ENCOURAGE GUESTS TO WEAR FACE MASKS AND COVERINGS IN ALL AREAS >> NOW, TO THE SUPERSTARS OF THE SPORTS WORLD TAKING A STAND FOR CHANGE HERE'S NBC'S JOE FRYER >> AS STADIUMS AND BALLPARKS SIT EMPTY, THE STREETS ARE FILLED WITH PROTESTS >> THE ONLY THING THAT MUST DIE IS RACISM

BLACK LIVES MATTER >> IT'S WHY THE HOSTS OF THIS YEAR'S VIRTUAL ESPYS FOCUS ON THE NAMES OF GEORGE FLOYD, BREONNA TAYLOR, AND MORE >> TRUST US, WE KNOW THAT SPORTS ARE IMPORTANT IT'S WHY WE'RE GATHERED HERE TONIGHT BUT DO BLACK LIVES MATTER TO YOU, WHEN THEY'RE NOT THROWING TOUCH DOWNS, GRABBING REBOUNDS, SERVING ACES >> THE SHOW HIGHLIGHTED ATHLETES WHO HAVE LONG FOUGHT FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

LEGENDS LIKE JACKIE ROBINSON AND MOHAMMED ALI, CALLING 2020 THE TIPPING POINT >> THIS IS THE TIPPING POINT >> THERE'S NO GOING BACK THERE'S NO INCHING FORWARD THE TIME IS NOW >> WITH SPORTS ON PAUSE, THE ACTUAL AWARDS HONORED LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE OVER ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS LIKE BOXER CLIM CLAVEL, WITH HER FIGHTS CANCELLED, SHE RETURNED TO NURSING TO FIGHT CORONAVIRUS >> I CAN SAY THAT THE PANDEMIC IS MY MAIN EVENT

>> FOR SO MANY ATHLETES RIGHT NOW, SUCCESS IS BIGGER THAN WHO HAS THE MOST SUPER BOWL WINS, WORLD SERIES RINGS, OR STANLEY CUPS IT'S ABOUT EQUALITY JOE FRYER, NBC NEWS >> FOR A LONG TIME, IT WAS DANGEROUS FOR PLAYERS BRANDS, YOU KNOW, FOR EM >>> THE SUMMER HEAT NOT COOLING THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS THE MAJOR HOT SPOTS EMERGING THIS MORNING AS FLORIDA PASSES A GRIM MILESTONE >>> WAVING OFF COVID-19 CONCERNS, PRESIDENT TRUMP GEARS UP FOR ANOTHER INDOOR RALLY TODAY AS HE TRIES TO TURN THE PAGE ON THE CONTROVERSY STIRRED UP BY THE NEW BOOK FROM JOHN BOLTON >>> AN iPHONE FACE-LIFT

APPLE SHOWS OFF A SLEW OF NEW CHANGES COMING TO A DEVICE NEAR YOU >>> GOOD TUESDAY MORNING I'M PHILLIP MENA >> I'M FRANCES RIVERA CORONAVIRUS RESEARCH IS MARKING NEW HOT SPOTS IN THE UNITED STATES CASES ARE UP IN NEARLY HALF THE COUNTRY HEALTH EXPERTS SAY THE SPIKES ARE TRACED TO MEMORIAL DAY WHEN OFFICIALS BEGAN LIFTING RESTRICTIONS AFTER A WEEK OF RECORD-BREAKING SPIKES, FLORIDA COULD BE THE NEXT EPICENTER OF COVID-19 OUR KERRY SANDERS STARTS US OFF

>> Reporter: FRANCES, BECAUSE FLORIDA DOES NOT HAVE UNIFORM RULES, CITIES HAVE NOW TAKEN IT ON THEIR OWN TO ESTABLISH REGULATIONS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS MIAMI, MIAMI BEACH, HIALEAH, KEY BISCAYNE AND ALL SEVEN CITIES IN SOUTH FLORIDA NOW REQUIRING ANYBODY WHO IS OUTSIDE, LEAVING YOUR HOUSE TO GO TO YOUR CAR, GOING FROM YOUR CAR TO THE — IF YOU'RE OUTSIDE IN PUBLIC, EVEN IF NOBODY IS NEARBY, YOU MUST WEAR A MASK FLORIDA BROKE AN UNWANTED RECORD, NOW WITH MORE THAN 100,000 CASES OF CORONAVIRUS DOCTORS SAY IN A STATE WITHOUT UNIFORM RULES INCLUDING TO WEAR MASKS, THIS WAS INEVITABLE THERE HAS BEEN A SHIFT IN WHO IS GETTING SICK THE AVERAGE AGE NOW, 37 YEARS OLD >> WE'RE SEEING A MAJOR SHIFT IN THIS DIRECTION, WITH THIS LARGE 20 TO 30-YEAR-OLD POPULATION, MOSTLY ASYMPTOMATIC >> Reporter: ABSENT STATE RULES, SOME FLORIDA CITIES LIKE MIAMI AND TAMPA NOW MANDATING MASKS

HERE IN IMMOKKOLEE, A FARMING COMMUNITY, 105 RECENTLY TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS, MOSTLY MIGRANT FARM WORKERS WHO ARE NOW HEADED NORTH FOLLOWING THE HARVESTS NORTH CAROLINA ON EDGE WITH A STEADY RISE IN CASES, 870 NOW HOSPITALIZED >> OUR NUMBERS OF HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS REQUIRING OXYGEN AS WELL AS THOSE WHO ARE REQUIRING LIFE SUPPORT IS RISING IT IS VERY OVERWHELMING >> Reporter: NATIONWIDE, 23 STATES, NEARLY HALF THE COUNTRY, ARE SEEING AN INCREASE IN CASES OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS EIGHT OF THOSE STATES SEEING A SPIKE OF 100% OR MORE NEW CASES IN GEORGIA, THE LARGEST GROUP TESTING POSITIVE NOW BETWEEN THE AGE OF 18 AND 29 >> WE'RE NOW BEGINNING TO SEE MORE OF A YOUNGER POPULATION, AND WHAT THAT CAUSES AS A NATION AS YOU CAN SEE IS OUR CASES ARE GOING UP, BUT OUR DEATHS ARE GOING DOWN >> Reporter: WHILE IN TEXAS, NEW MANDATES AFTER A SURGE IN HOSPITALIZATIONS OVER THE WEEKEND

NBC'S MORGAN CHESKY IS THERE >> IN AN ORDER TO CURB THE RECENT SPIKE IN CASES, MANDATORY MASK POLICIES ARE POPPING UP IN DALLAS AND OTHER CITIES OFFICIALS SHUT DOWN AT LEAST A DOZEN OVERCROWDED BARS, PARTIALLY BLAMING THEM FOR SPREADING THE VIRUS >> Reporter: WITH RISING CASES IN ARIZONA, NURSES FROM COLORADO NOW HEADING THERE TO HELP >> THEY TRAVEL FROM PHOENIX TO COLORADO TO HELP US

WHEN THE NEED AROSE, IT WAS A NO BRAINER >> Reporter: A PUBLIC HEALTH BALANCING ACT, WHERE FIGHTING FOOTING REMAINS AN INDELICATE SCIENCE THE MAYORS IN THOSE SEVEN SOUTH FLORIDA CITIES THAT ARE NOW REQUIRING MASKS IN PUBLIC, EVEN IF YOU'RE NOT NEAR ANYBODY SAY FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT WEARING MASKS, THE POLICE WILL ENFORCE THE RULES FRANCES? >> KERRY, THANK YOU >>> THE SCATHING PORTRAYAL OF PRESIDENT TRUMP BY HIS OWN FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER HITS SHELVES TODAY JOHN BOLTON'S NEW MEMOIR IS ALREADY THE TOP SELLER ON AMAZON AFTER SURVIVING A SECURITY REVIEW AND LEGAL CHALLENGE FROM THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT NBC'S JEGEOFF BENNETT HAS MORE >> Reporter: LESS THAN 24 HOURS BEFORE HIS BOOK HIT STORE SHELVES, JOHN BOLTON AGAIN TAKING AIM AT HIS FORMER BOSS

>> THE BIGGEST FEAR I HAVE IS THAT HIS POLICYMAKING IS SO INCOHERENT, SO UNFOCUSED, SO UNSTRUCTURED, SO WRAPPED AROUND HIS OWN PERSONAL POLITICAL FORTUNES THAT MISTAKES ARE BEING MADE THAT WILL HAVE GRAVE CONSEQUENCES FOR THE NATIONAL SECURITY OF THE UNITED STATES >> Reporter: BOLTON ALSO SAYING HE WON'T VOTE FOR THE PRESIDENT >> I'M NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR HIM IN NOVEMBER CERTAINLY NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR JOE BIDEN EITHER >> Reporter: HOUSE DEMOCRATS SAY THEY'RE CONSIDERING CALLING BOLTON FOR NEW HEARINGS, WHILE SLAMMING HIM FOR REFUSING TO TESTIFY WITHOUT A SUBPOENA DURING THEIR IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS

>> TO THE LENGTH AND DEGREE THAT HE INDICTS DONALD TRUMP, HE ALSO INDICTS HIMSELF FOR COWARDICE AND FOR GREED >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP HITTING BACK AT BOLTON, CALLING HIS FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER A WHACKO, GROSSLY INCOMPETENT AND A LIAR THE PRESIDENT IS ALSO FACING FRESH FALLOUT FROM HIS WEEKEND CAMPAIGN RALLY IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA, FOR USING A RACIAL SLUR TO DESCRIBE THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS >> HAS MORE NAMES THAN ANY DISEASE IN HISTORY I CAN NAME KUNG FLU, THE CHINESE VIRUS >> Reporter: THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN SAID TWO ADDITIONAL STAFFERS WHO WORKED ON THE TULSA RALLY HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS, BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER TO AT LEAST EIGHT THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKED ABOUT HIS EVENT TODAY AT AN ARIZONA MEGACHURCH >> ALWAYS WORRIED ABOUT SAFETY WE WANT TO GET RID OF THIS THING >> Reporter: LEADERS OF THAT CHURCH IN AN ONLINE VIDEO SAY THEY'RE USING NEW TECHNOLOGY THEY CLAIM KILLS CORONAVIRUS

>> IT KILLS 999% OF COVID WITHIN TEN MINUTES IT IS IONIZATION OF THE AIR AND COVID CANNOT LIVE IN THAT ENVIRONMENT >> Reporter: MEDICAL EXPERTES SAY EVEN IF IT WORKS, IT WOULD NOT PREVENTION TRANSMISSION THROUGH COUGHING OR OTHER MEANS >> IONIZATION TECHNOLOGY, WHATEVER IT IS, IF IT IS NOT DIRECTLY BETWEEN YOUR FACE AND THE PERSON STANDING NEXT TO YOU, WHICH IS WHY WE REALLY RECOMMEND THAT PEOPLE DON'T ATTEND MASS GATHERINGS >> Reporter: WE REACHED OUT TO THE CHURCH FOR COMMENT SO FAR NO RESPONSE, BUT ORGANIZERS SAY THEY'RE REQUIRING FACE MASKS AT TODAY'S EVENT PHILLIP? >> GEOFF, THANKS

>>> THE HEAD OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY IS PREPARING TO SUBPOENA ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR AFTER THE ABRUPT REMOVAL OF ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL PROSECUTORS IN THE COUNTRY THE US ATTORNEY FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK GEOFFREY BERMAN HAS OVERSEEN SEVERAL HIGH PROFILE CASES CONNECTED TO THE PRESIDENT STEPHANIE GOSK HAS MORE >> Reporter: DEMOCRATS CALLING FOR AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE SUDDEN FIRING OF U

S ATTORNEY GEOFFREY BERMAN, SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER WRITING A LETTER TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE INSPECTOR GENERAL >> OVER THE PAST TWO DAYS THIS SORDID HAM-HANDED PLOT BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AND ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR TO OUST A WELL RESPECTED US ATTORNEY PLAYED OUT IN PUBLIC VIEW >> Reporter: THE SHAKE-UP HAPPENED LATE FRIDAY ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR ANNOUNCED IN A PRESS RELEASE THAT BERMAN WOULD BE STEPPING DOWN FROM NEW YORK'S SOUTHERN DISTRICT BERMAN QUICKLY RESPONDING THAT HE HAD NO INTENTION OF RESIGNING

US ATTORNEYS ARE APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENT, WHO CAN REMOVE THEM AT ANY TIME PRESIDENT FIRED BERMAN ON SATURDAY THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT WAS JUST A PERSONNEL MOVE DESIGNED TO FIND A POSITION FOR OUTGOING SEC

CHAIRMAN JAY CLAYTON >> BARR WAS WORKING ON A SMOOTH TRANSITION AND WHEN BERMAN CHOSE TO RESPOND IN THE WAY HE DID, HE CAME TO THE PRESIDENT AND THE PRESIDENT AGREED AND FIRED THIS INDIVIDUAL, MR BERMAN >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP APPEARING TO DISTANCE HIMSELF FROM THE DECISION ON SATURDAY >> WE HAVE A VERY CAPABLE ATTORNEY GENERAL, SO THAT'S REALLY UP TO HIM I'M NOT INVOLVED >> Reporter: THE SURPRISE MOVE LED TO DEMOCRATIC ACCUSATIONS THAT THE WHITE HOUSE WAS TRYING TO OBSTRUCT ONGOING INVESTIGATIONS IN NEW YORK'S SOUTHERN DISTRICT AN OFFICE THAT HAS LOOKED INTO PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CLOSEST ALLIES IN THE PAST, INCLUDING PERSONAL ATTORNEYS RUDY GIULIANI AND MICHAEL COHEN

BUT CLAYTON IS UNLIKELY TO BE CONFIRMED BY THE SENATE BEFORE NOVEMBER'S ELECTION THE ACTING US ATTORNEY NOW IS AUDREY STRAUSS, A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT WHO WAS BERMAN'S DEPUTY, MEANING ANY CURRENT INVESTIGATIONS ARE SET TO PROCEED SEVERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT SOURCES TELL NBC NEWS THAT THERE ARE NO UNANNOUNCED INVESTIGATIONS, THAT THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK IS WORK ON THAT COULD HAVE TRIGGERED THIS FIRING

>> THANKS TO STEPHANIE GOSK FOR THAT REPORT >>> HAPPENING TODAY, THE FAMILY OF RAYSHARD BROOKS WILL SAY THEIR FINAL GOOD-BYES A PRIVATE FUNERAL WILL BE HELD FOR THE 27-YEAR-OLD WHO WAS FATALLY SHOT BY A WHITE POLICE OFFICER IN A WENDY'S PARKING LOT IN ATLANTA ON MONDAY, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC LINED UP TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS TO BROOKS AT A PUBLIC VIEWING THE EVENT WAS HELD AT THE EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH WHERE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR WAS A CO-PASTOR

BROOKS' DEATH SPARKED NATIONWIDE OUTRAGE AND PROTESTS AND LED TO THE ARRESTS AND CHARGES FOR THE TWO OFFICERS INVOLVED THE DAUGHTER OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR REVEREND BERNICE KING IS EXPECTED TO SPEAK AT TODAY'S FUNERAL CLOSED FUNERAL >>> THERE ARE CONCERNS ABOUT LONG LINES AS MORE STATES HOLD PRIMARIES TODAY

THE NUMBER OF POLLING PLACES HAS BEEN DRAMATICALLY REDUCED AMID THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC KENTUCKY'S LARGEST CITY WILL ONLY HAVE ONE PLACE TO VOTE LOUISVILLE HAS MORE THAN 600,000 RESIDENTS AND IS HOME TO THE STATE'S LARGEST BLACK POPULATION, BUT LOCAL LEADERS SAY BETWEEN MAIL-IN BALLOTS AND EARLY VOTING, THE STATE IS ON TRACK FOR A RECORD TURNOUT NEW YORK ALSO HAS FEWER POLLING PLACES FOR TODAY'S ELECTIONS, BUT OFFICIALS SAY THEY'RE PROCESSING 11 TIMES MORE ABSENTEE BALLOTS THAN THEY DID IN 2016 >>> A NEW BRUSH FIRE OUTSIDE PHOENIX BURNED NEARLY 4,000 ACRES ADDING TO THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF ACRES ALREADY ON FIRE IN ARIZONA THE CENTRAL FIRE FUELED BY DRY BRUSH AND TALL GRASS BEGAN SATURDAY ON STATE LAND, BUT SINCE MOVED INTO THE TONTO NATIONAL FOREST REGION AND CONTINUES TO MOVE NORTHEAST IT IS CURRENTLY ZERO PERCENT CONTAINED WITH OVER 150 PERSONNEL WORKING TO STOP THE FIRE, ACCORDING TO THE U

S FOREST SERVICE >>> MUCH OF THE COUNTRY FEELING THE HEAT OUT THERE WHAT IS IN STORE FOR TODAY LET'S ASK JANESSA WEBB GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING THE HEAT, YEAH, IT CONTINUES TO BUILD ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST DRY CONDITIONS ALSO WINDS PICKING UP WE HAVE AN ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN THIS MORNING ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES ALSO WATCHING THE SQUALL LINE, IF YOU'RE IN THE DALLAS AREA, POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WIND GUSTS COMING THROUGH THAT AREA UP TO 70 MILES PER HOUR

SO WATCHING THAT PRETTY CLOSELY AS PHILLIP SAID, THE DRY WEATHER WILL CONTINUE AND THE SEVERE WEATHER RISKS ACROSS NEW MEXICO WITH DAMAGING WIND GUST AND LARGE HAIL THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY >>> TUCSON, 106 TODAY, WOW, THE HEAT IS REALLY BUILDING AND THAT'S NOT NEAR RECORDS, IT IS SITTING AT SLIGHTLY ABOVE AVERAGE FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR OUT TOWARDS MONTGOMERY TO ATLANTA, IN THE MID-80s >>> SO WATCHING THAT SEVERE WEATHER AND THE HEAT, IT IS GOING TO CONTI >>> PROTESTS IN SUPPORT OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY AND AGAINST RACISM AND CONTROVERSIAL STATUES CONTINUE ON MONDAY, POLICE CLASHED WITH DEMONSTRATORS WHO WERE PROTESTING POLICE BRUTALITY NEAR THE WHITE HOUSE THE SCENE REPORTEDLY BROKE OUT AFTER THE GROUP ALLEGEDLY TRIED TO TOPPLE A BRONZE STATUE OF FORMER PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON

ACCORDING TO THE WASHINGTON POST, POLICE SWUNG BATONS AND SPRAYED A CHEMICAL IRRITANT TO BREAK UP THE CROWD AFTER THEY TRIED TO PULL DOWN THE LAFAYETTE SQUARE THAT CHSTATUE WITH ROPES THE PRESIDENT TWEETED HIS DISMAY SAYING IN PART, NUMEROUS PEOPLE ARRESTED IN DC FOR THE DISGRACEFUL VANDALISM IN LAFAYETTE PARK OF THE MAGNIFICENT STATUE OF ANDREW JACKSON >>> IN ALABAMA, MOVING IN DRAMATIC SHOW OF SOLIDARITY MONDAY AT THE TALLADEGA SPEEDWAY NASCAR RALLYING AROUND BUBBA WALLACE, THE SPORT'S ONLY FULL TIME BLACK DRIVER

ONE DAY AFTER A NOOSE WAS FOUND IN HIS GARAGE STALL THE FBI AND NASCAR ARE INVESTIGATING HERE'S NBC'S JAY GRAY WITH MORE >> Reporter: ALL OF NASCAR'S DRIVERS HAVE RALLIED AROUND BUBBA WALLACE >> Reporter: BEFORE THE GREEN FLAG AT TALLADEGA, AN OVERWHELMING SHOW OF SUPPORT JUST A DAY AFTER A TEAM MEMBER FINDS A NOOSE IN THE GARAGE OF NASCAR'S ONLY FULL TIME BLACK DRIVER, BUBBA WALLACE, RESPONDING ONLINE, TODAY'S DESPICABLE ACT OF RACISM AND HATRED LEAVES ME INCREDIBLY SADDENED AND SERVES AS A PAINFUL REMINDER OF HOW MUCH FURTHER WE HAVE TO GO AS A SOCIETY AND HOW PERSISTENT WE MUST BE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST RACISM A FIGHT HE HAS LED IN THE SPORT

TWO WEEKS AGO, PUSHING NASCAR TO BAN THE CONFEDERATE FLAG AT ALL EVENTS, BRANDING HIS CAR WITH A BLACK LIVES MATTER LOGO AND WEARING AND I CAN'T BREATHE T-SHIRT >> INCLUSION IS WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH HERE WE'RE TRYING TO — UNITY, BRING EVERYBODY TOGETHER AND ENJOY A SPORTING EVENT >> Reporter: STILL, THE FLAGS WERE SEEN OUTSIDE THE TRACK THIS WEEKEND AND OVERHEAD >> THIS IS A DIFFICULT TIME FOR OUR SPORT BUT WE'RE GOING TO REACT SWIFTLY

>> Reporter: IN A CONFERENCE CALL, NASCAR PRESIDENT STEVE PHELPS SAYS THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND FBI HAVE NOW JOINED THEIR INVESTIGATION AND THAT ANYONE WHO PLAYED A PART IN LEAVING THE NOOSE WILL BE BANNED FROM THE SPORT FOR LIFE >> THIS HAD TO BE AN INSIDE JOB BECAUSE THIS GARAGE WAS ONLY OPEN TO ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL, SO SOMEBODY ASSOCIATED WITH NASCAR LIKELY MAY HAVE BEEN THE CULPRIT >> Reporter: SHIFTING GEARS, CLEARLY DIFFICULT IN >>> IN TODAY'S QUICK HITS, NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR PHIL MURPHY SAYS CASINOS IN ATLANTIC CITY CAN REOPEN AT 25% CAPACITY STARTING JULY 2nd ALL GUESTS AND WORKERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS AND UNDERGO HEALTH SCREENINGS >>> AFTER MONTHS OF NEGOTIATIONS, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL MAY BE ON THE ROAD TO STARTING THE SEASON ESPN IS REPORTING COMMISSIONER ROB MANFRED PLANS A 600-G-GAME SEASON THAT WOULD BEGIN AROUND JULY 4th

>>> FANS MAY HAVE TO WAIT A LITTLE LONGER TO SEE THEIR FAVORITE PLAYS BROADWAY NEWS REPORTS THE GREAT WHITE WAY WILL STAY DARK UNTIL EARLY JANUARY WITH AN OFFICIAL DATE TO BE RELEASED LATER THIS WEEK >>> CRAZY TO THINK IF THAT HAPPENS, IT WILL BE NINE MONTHS SINCE — >> WE NEED A 2020 REDO A FULL ON REDO >> NOTTHE ROARING '20s, RIGHT? >>> APPLE IS KICKING OFF ITS ANNUAL WORLDWIDE DEVELOPER CONFERENCE, IT ANNOUNCES THEIR SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE UPDATES BUT THIS YEAR'S CONFERENCE, IT LOOKS A LOT DIFFERENT LIZ McLAUGHLIN HAS THE LATEST

>> WELCOME >> Reporter: APPLE'S CEO TIM COOK ADDRESSED AN EMPTY STADIUM TO KICK OFF THE COMPANY'S WORLDWIDE DEVELOPER CONFERENCE >> EVEN THOUGH WE CAN'T BE TOGETHER IN PERSON, IN SOME WAYS WE'RE GOING TO BE MORE TOGETHER THAN EVER >> Reporter: THIS YEAR'S EVENT HELD VIRTUALLY FOR FIRST TIME DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC >> CHALLENGES HAVE BEEN MET WITH GREAT CREATIVITY AND IMPORTANT BREAKTHROUGHS

>> Reporter: APPLE ANNOUNCING THE NEWEST DEVELOPMENTS INCLUDING IOS 14, FEATURING A NEW HOME SCREEN REDESIGN AND THE ABILITY TO USE MULTIPLE APPS AT ONCE APPLE ALSO ANNOUNCED IT WILL START MAKING ITS OWN PROCESSORS FOR MAC COMPUTERS, MARKING A SIGNIFICANT SHIFT IN THE COMPANY'S STRATEGY >> WE SEE THIS GENERALLY AS A MOVE THAT APPLE IS MAKING TO HAVE MORE CONTROL OVER THE QUOTE/UNQUOTE FULL STACK OF ITS TECHNOLOGY >> Reporter: THE COMPANY ALSO UNVEILED MASKED MEMOJIS AND HAND WATCHING DETECTION >> YOU'LL SEE A COUNTDOWN TO MAKE SURE YOU WASH AS LONG AS YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO >> Reporter: ACKNOWLEDGING THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 DURING THE KEYNOTE AND TAKING TIME TO ADDRESS RACIAL INJUSTICE >> WE MUST ALL AIM FAR HIGHER TO BUILD A FUTURE THAT LIVES UP TO OUR IDEALS >> Reporter: INCLUDING APPLE AND OTHER MAJOR TECH COMPANIES, WHICH HAVE ONLY SHOWN LOW SINGLE DIGIT INCREASES IN THE PERCENTAGE OF BLACK EMPLOYEES OVER THE PAST SIX YEARS >> THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF INITIATIVES TO FIX THE PROBLEM THAT JUST HAVEN'T WORKED >> SILICON VALLEY IS STILL AN AREA OF MOSTLY WHITE MEN >> Reporter: A PROBLEM THAT A SOFTWARE UPDATE CAN'T FIX

LIZ McLAUGHLIN, NBC NEWS >> NO BIGGER SIGN OF THE TIMES THAN A MASKED EMOJI >> WE HAVE T >>> HI, EVERYONE TAKING A LOOK AT OUR SAHARAN DUST OUTLOOK, COMING FROM WEST AFRICA IT WILL KEEP OUR TROPICAL SYSTEMS AT BAY FOR NOW IT IS GOING TO SPARK UP THESE AIR QUALITY CONCERNS, IT LOOKS LIKE IT WILL MAKE ITS WAY INTO THE SOUTHEAST BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES PRESIDENT TRUMP PLANS TO PUT A FREEZE ON VISAS FOR FOREIGN WORKERS FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR THE WHITE HOUSE CITED THE NEED TO PRESERVE JOBS AMID THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS SAY THE SUSPENSION WILL APPLY TO TECH WORKERS, LOW SKILLED JOBS AND SEVERAL OTHER VISA CATEGORIES THE TECH INDUSTRY IS ALREADY PUSHING BACK A FACEBOOK SPOKESPERSON SAYS KEEPING TALENT OUT OF THE COUNTRY WILL HURT OUR RECOVERY >>> AS MORE PEOPLE BEGIN FLYING AGAIN, ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S BUSIEST AIRPORTS IS ROLLING OUT NEW TECHNOLOGY TO KEEP FLYERS SAFE GADI SCHWARTZ SHOWS US HOW IT WORKS >> Reporter: AT LA

X'S INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL A NEW LAYER OF SCREENING JUST BEFORE THE TSA CHECKPOINT A THERMAL IMAGING CAMERA NOW SCANNING THOUSANDS OF PASSENGERS BOTH ARRIVING AND DEPARTING, ALL MAKING A TEMPERATURE READING WITHIN MILL SECONDS AND ANYONE WITH A TEMPERATURE ABOVE 1004 WILL HAVE A SECOND SCREENING IF THEY HAVE A FEVER THEY'LL BE ASKED NOT TO FLY AND INFORMATION WILL BE PASSED ON TO THE CDC THE ROLLOUT, THE BIGGEST INFRARED SCREENING PROGRAM YET, BUT SIMILAR TO WHAT IS BEING USED IN ASIA AND ACROSS EUROPE BUT HEALTH EXPERTS IN THE UNITED STATES WARN THE NEW TECHNOLOGY ISN'T FOOLPROOF >> IT WILL NOT STOP ANY ASYMPTOMATIC CARRIERS

THEY DO NOT HAVE FEVER TO SPEAK OF >> Reporter: SINCE THE EARLY DAYS OF THE STATE LOCKDOWNS, AIR TRAVEL IS UP 300%, BUT STILL JUST A FRACTION OF WHAT IT WAS LAST YEAR FOR NOW, THE PROGRAM AT LAX

COMES WITH LIMITATIONS DURING ITS TESTING PHASE IMAGES WON'T BE STORED AND DEPARTING PASSENGERS WITH FEVERS WILL ONLY BE ADVISED NOT TO FLY >> WE'RE NOT GOING TO STOP THEM FROM TRAVELING WE'RE NOT GOING TO TELL THE AIRLINES IF THEY HAVE A FEVER JUST GOING TO GIVE THEM THIS ADVICE AND LET THEM CONTINUE ON THEIR JOURNEY >> Reporter: ALL COMING AS AIRLINES HAVE STRUGGLED WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MANDATORY MASK WEARING ON FLIGHT FOR MONTHS NOW OFFICIALS HOPING A NEW LAYER OF SCREENING WILL ADD ADDITIONAL PROTECTION AND COULD BE A SIGN OF WHAT IS TO COME AT AIRPORTS IN THE FUTURE

GADI SCHWARTZ, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES >> I SCRAPPED ALL MY TRIPS THIS YEAR THAT REQUIRES TRAVEL YOU GOT A TRIP COMING UP IN SEPTEMBER SO FAR ALL SYSTEMS GO? >> NOT HOLDING MY BREATH AT THIS POINT BUT YOU NEVER KNOW LIKE GADI SAID, WILL THIS BE THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE LIKE 9/11 WE'RE USED TO THE SECURITY PRECAUTIONS WHEN WE GO TO THE AIRPORT, WILL WE BE SCANNED FROM HERE ON OUT? >> RESTAURANTS AND WORKPLACES AS WELL >> WE'LL SEE >> YEAH

>>> THE GOLDEN GLOBES WHICH TRADITIONALLY AIRS ON NBC IN EARLY JANUARY IS NOW MOVING TO FEBRUARY 28th THAT'S THE DATE THE OSCARS SURRENDERED LAST WEEK IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ON APRIL 25th, THIS AWARDS SHOW WILL BE ON APRIL 25th THE GLOBES ARE STILL SLATED TO BE HOSTED BY TINA FEY AND AM >>> THE SUMMER SURGE THE NEW CORONAVIRUS HOTSPOTS EMERGING WITH NEARLY HALF OF THE NATION REPORTING A SPIKE IN CASES AND THE LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE FORMER EPICENTER, AS NEW YORK MOVES TO REOPEN

>>> CHAOS IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL NEARLY ONE MONTH AFTER THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD PROTESTORS CLASH WITH POLICE AFTER TRYING TO TOPPLE A STATUE OF FORMER PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON >> A DRAMATIC ESCALATION IN THE WAR OF WORDS BETWEEN JOHN BOLTON AND PRESIDENT TRUMP AS THE FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR'S SCATHING NEW MEMOIR HITS SHELVES >> AND THE GOLDEN GLOBE GOES TO A NEW DATE THE PANDEMIC PUSHES BACK ANOTHER AWARD CEREMONY

>> A HARD-EARNED HOMECOMING THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF SURVIVAL FOR BRITAIN'S YOUNGEST CORONAVIRUS PATIENT "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GOOD TUESDAY MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA >> AND I'M FRANCES RIVERA THE CORONAVIRUS IS RESURGING MARKING NEW HOTSPOTS IN THE UNITED STATES

CASES ARE UP IN NEARLY HALF THE COUNTRY HEALTH EXPERTS SAY THE SPIKES ARE TRACED TO MEMORIAL DAY, WHEN OFFICIALS BEGAN LIFTING RESTRICTIONS AFTER A WEEK OF RECORD-BREAKING SPIKES, FLORIDA COULD BE THE NEXT EPICENTER OF COVID-19 OUR KARI SANDERS HAS THE LATEST >> FRANCES, BECAUSE FLORIDA DOES NOT HAVE UNIFORM RULES, CITIES HAVE NOW TAKEN IT ON THEIR OWN TO ESTABLISH REGULATIONS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS MIAMI, MIAMI BEACH, ALL SEVEN CITIES IN SOUTH FLORIDA, NOW REQUIRING ANYBODY WHO IS OUTSIDE, LEAVING YOUR HOUSE JUST TO GO TO YOUR CAR OR GOING FROM YOUR CAR TO THE SEVEN 11, IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE IN PUBLIC, EVEN IF NOBODY IS NEARBY, YOU MUST WEAR A MASK

>> FLORIDA BROKE AN UNWANTED RECORD NOW WITH MORE THAN 100,000 CASES OF CORONAVIRUS DOCTORS SAY IN A STATE WITHOUT UNIFORM WARS, IRULES, INCLUDINGR MASKS, THIS WAS INEVITABLE BUT THERE IS A SHIFT IN WHO IS GETTING SICK THE AVERAGE NOW, 37 YEARS OLD >> WE ARE SEEING A MAJOR SHIFT IN THIS DIRECTION, WITH THIS LARGE 20 TO 30-YEAR-OLD POPULATION MOSTLY, ASYMPTOMATIC >> ABSENT STATE RULES, SOME FLORIDA CITIES LIKE MIAMI AND TAMPA, NOW MANDATING MASKS >> HERE, A FARMING COMMUNITY, ONE IN 25 PEOPLE RECENTLY TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS MOSTLY, MIGRANT FARM WORKERS, WHO ARE NOW HEADED NORTH FOLLOWING THE HARVESTS >> NORTH CAROLINA ON EDGE WITH A STEADY RISE IN CASES 870 NOW HOSPITALIZED

>> OUR NUMBERS OF HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS REQUIRING OXYGEN, AS WELL AS THOSE WHO ARE REQUIRING LIFE SUPPORT, IS RISING IT'S VERY OVERWHELMING >> NATIONWIDE, 23 STATES, NEARLY HALF THE COUNTRY, ARE SEEING AN INCREASE IN CASES OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS EIGHT OF THOSE STATES, SEEING A SPIKE OF 100% OR MORE NEW CASES IN GEORGIA, THE LARGEST GROUP TESTING POSITIVE, NOW BETWEEN THE AGE OF 18 AND 29 >> WE'RE NOW BEGINNING TO SEE MORE OF A YOUNGER POPULATION AND WHAT THAT CAUSES, AS A NATION, AS YOU CAN SEE, IS OUR CASES ARE GOING UP BUT OUR DEATHS ARE GOING DOWN

>> WHILE IN TEXAS, NEW MANDATES AFTER A SURGE IN HOSPITALIZATIONS OVER THE WEEKEND NBC'S MORGAN CHESKY IS THERE >> IN AN EFFORT TO CURVE THE RECENT SPIKE IN CASES, MANDATORY MASK POLICIES ARE NOW POPPING UP IN DALTLAS AND OTHER CITIES MEANWHILE, OFFICIALS HAVE SHUT DOWN AT LEAST A DOZEN OVERCROWDED BARS >> WITH RISING CASES IN HOSPITALS IN ARIZONA, NURSES FROM COLORADO, NOW HEADING THERE TO HELP >> THEY TRAVELED FROM PHOENIX TO COLORADO TO HELP US

AND SO, WHEN THE NEED AROSE, IT JUST — IT WAS KIND OF A NO BRAINER >> A PUBLIC HEALTH BALANCING ACT, WHERE FINDING FOOTING REMAINS AN INDELICATE SILENCE >> THE MAYORS IN THOSE SEVEN SOUTH FLORIDA CITIES THAT ARE REQUIRING MASKS IN PUBLIC EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT NEAR ANYBODY, SAY FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT WEARING MASKS, THE POLICE WILL ENFORCE THE RULES FRANCES >> ALL RIGHT KARI, THANK YOU

>> NEW YORK CITY, WHICH WAS HIT VERY HARD BY THIS VIRUS, HAS REACHED A MAJOR MILESTONE PHASE TWO OF THE REOPENING PROCESS IS UNDERWAY A SMALL CROWD FORMED OUTSIDE OF THE FAMOUS MACY'S HERALD SQUARE FLAGSHIP STORE, WAITING FOR IT TO REOPEN THE FIRST TIME IN MONTHS NOW THAT THE IN-PERSON RETAIL SALES HAVE RESUMED THIS WEEK PHASE TWO ALSO MEANS BARBERSHOPS ARE BACK IN BUSINESS WORKERS ARE RETURNING TO OFFICE SPACE JOBS AND KIDS ARE ALLOWED IN PUBLIC PLAYGROUNDS ANOTHER BIG DEVELOPMENT

RESTAURANTS CAN BEGIN OUTDOOR DINING SERVICES MAYOR BILL de BLASIO MARKED THE FIRST NIGHT OF PHASE TWO BY GOING OUT TO DINNER WITH HIS WIFE THE COUPLE SAT DOWN AT MELBA'S RESTAURANT IN HARLEM >> A SCATHING PORTRAYAL ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP BY HIS OWN FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR HITS SHELVES TODAY JOHN BOLTON'S NEW MEMOIR IS ALREADY THE TOP SELLER ON AMAZON, AFTER SURVIVING A SECURITY REVIEW AND LEGAL CHALLENGE FROM THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT BUT BOLTON'S BOOK IS JUST ONE OF THE MOUNTING PROBLEMS FOR THE PRESIDENT, WHO'S STILL FACING BLOWBACK FROM SATURDAY'S RALLY IN TULSA NBC'S ALICE BARR HAS MORE >> Reporter: THE WHITE HOUSE IN RECOVERY MODE, AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN RELAUNCH OVER THE WEEKEND FAILED TO FILL A 19,000-SEAT ARENA IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA DESPITE BOASTS OF HAVING A MILLION RSVPs A TEENAGE ARMY OF K-POP MUSIC FANS AND TIKTOK SOCIAL MEDIA USERS CLAIMED VICTORY FOR SENDING IN BOGUS TICKET REQUESTS, NEVER INTENDING TO GO

>> I'M SO EXCITED TO NOT GO >> INSTEAD OF A POSITIVE HEADLINE FROM THE RALLY, THE PRESIDENT DRAWING SHARP CRITICISM OVER A CLAIM THAT HE PURPOSELY SLOWED DOWN CORONAVIRUS TESTING >> WHEN YOU DO TESTING TO THAT EXTENT, YOU'RE GOING TO FIND MORE PEOPLE YOU'RE GOING TO FIND MORE CASES SO I SAID TO MY PEOPLE, SLOW THE TESTING DOWN, PLEASE

>> THE PRESIDENT'S TEAM, DISMISSING THE COMMENTS AS A JOKE THOUGH, HE SAID SOMETHING SIMILAR IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE SCRIPTS TV REPORTER >> IF IT DID SLOW DOWN, FRANKLY, I THINK WE'RE WAY AHEAD OF OURSELVES, IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH WE'VE DONE TOO GOOD A JOB >> TOP SENATE DEMOCRATS ARE NOW ACCUSING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OF SITTING ON NEARLY $14 BILLION IN CONGRESSIONAL FUNDING FOR TESTING AND CONTACT TRACING >> WHY ISN'T THE MONEY DISTRIBUTED WHEN IT'S DESPERATELY NEEDED WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON? >> NO, ON THE CONTRARY THE PRESIDENT HAS LED THE WAY TO MAKE US THE LEADING COUNTRY IN THE WORLD ON TESTING

>> THE WHITE HOUSE ALSO PLAYING DEFENSE ON THE EVE OF THE OFFICIAL RELEASE OF FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON'S NEW TELL-ALL BOOK ABOUT HIS FORMER BOSS >> I HOPE IT WILL REMEMBER HIM AS A ONE-TERM PRESIDENT, WHO DIDN'T PLUNGE THE COUNTRY IRRETRIEVABLY INTO A DOWNWARD SPIRAL >> THE BOOK PORTRAYS PRESIDENT TRUMP AS WILLING TO TRADE FAVORS WITH FOREIGN ADVERSARIES, IF IT WOULD HELP HIM GET RE-ELECTED THE PRESIDENT SAYING BOLTON'S CLAIMS ARE LIES AND ACCUSING HIM OF TREASON, FOR PUBLISHING CLASSIFIED INFORMATION

IN WASHINGTON, ALICE BARR, NBC NEWS >>> THE HEAD OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY IS PREPARING TO SUBPOENA ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR, AFTER THE ABRUPT REMOVAL OF ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL PROSECUTORS IN THE COUNTRY THE US ATTORNEY FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, GEOFFREY BERMAN, HAS OVERSEEN SEVERAL HIGH-PROFILE CASES CONNECTED TO THE PRESIDENT NBC'S STEPHANIE GOSK HAS MORE >> Reporter: DEMOCRATS CALLING FOR AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE SUDDEN FIRING OF U

S ATTORNEY GEOFFREY BERMAN SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER WRITING A LETTER TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE INSPECTOR GENERAL >> OVER THE PAST TWO DAYS, THIS SORDID, HAM-HANDED PLOT BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AND ATTORNEY BARR >> THE SHAKEUP HAPPENED LATE FRIDAY ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR ANNOUNCED IN A PRESS RELEASE THAT BERMAN WOULD BE STEPPING DOWN FROM NEW YORK'S SOUTHERN DISTRICT BERMAN, QUICKLY, RESPONDING THAT HE HAD NO INTENTION OF RESIGNING

US ATTORNEYS ARE APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENT, WHO CAN REMOVE THEM, AT ANY TIME THE PRESIDENT FIRED BERMAN ON SATURDAY THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT WAS JUST A PERSONNEL MOVE, DESIGNED TO FIND A POSITION FOR OUTGOING SE

C CHAIRMAN CLAYTON >> WHEN BERMAN CHOSE TO RESPOND IN THE WAY THAT HE DID, HE CAME TO THE PRESIDENT AND THE PRESIDENT AGREED AND FIRED THIS INDIVIDUAL, MR BERMAN >> PRESIDENT TRUMP, APPEARING TO DISTANCE HIMSELF FROM THE DECISION ON SATURDAY >> WE HAVE A VERY CAPABLE ATTORNEY GENERAL SO THAT'S REALLY UP TO HIM I'M NOT INVOLVED

>> THE SURPRISE MOVE LED TO DEMOCRATIC ACCUSATIONS THAT THE WHITE HOUSE WAS TRYING TO OBSTRUCT ONGOING INVESTIGATIONS IN NEW YORK SOUTHERN DISTRICT AN OFFICE THAT HAS LOOKED INTO PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CLOSEST ALLIES IN THE PAST INCLUDING PERSONAL ATTORNEYS RUDY GIULIANI AND MICHAEL COHEN BUT CLAYTON IS UNLIKELY TO BE CONFIRMED BY THE SENATE BEFORE NOVEMBER'S ELECTION THE ACTING U

S ATTORNEY NOW IS AUDREY STRAUSS, A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT, WHO WAS BERMAN'S DEPUTY MEANING, ANY CURRENT INVESTIGATIONS ARE SET TO PROCEED >> SEVERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT SOURCES TELL NBC NEWS THAT THERE ARE NO UNANNOUNCED INVESTIGATIONS THAT THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK IS WORKING ON THAT COULD HAVE TRIGGERED THIS FIRING >> OUR THANKS TO STEPHANIE GOSK FOR THAT REPORT >>> HAPPENING TODAY, THE FAMILY OF RAYSHARD BROOKS WILL SAY THEIR FINAL GOOD-BYES

A PRIVATE FUNERAL WILL BE HELD FOR THE 27-YEAR-OLD, WHO WAS FATALLY SHOT BY A WHITE POLICE OFFICER IN A WENDY'S PARKING LOT IN ATLANTA ON MONDAY, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC LINED UP TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS TO BROOKS AT A PUBLIC VIEWING THE EVENT WAS HELD AT THE EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH, WHERE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR, WAS A CO-PASTOR BROOKS' DEATH SPARKED NATIONWIDE OUTRAGE AND PROTESTS, AND LED TO THE ARREST AND CHARGES FOR THE TWO OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE INCIDENT THE DAUGHTER OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR, REVEREND BERNICE KING, IS EXPECTED TO SPEAK AT TODAY'S CLOSED FUNERAL >>> A NEW BRUSH FIRE OUTSIDE OF PHOENIX HAS — HAS BURNED NEARLY 4,000 ACRES

ADDING TO THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF ACRES ALREADY ON FIRE IN ARIZONA THE CENTRAL FIRE, FUELED BY DRIED BRUSH AND TALL GRASS BEGAN SATURDAY ON STATE LAND, BUT HAS SINCE MOVED INTO THE TONTO NATIONAL FOREST REGION AND CONTINUES TO MOVE NORTHEAST IT'S CURRENTLY 0% CONTAINED WITH OVER 150 FIREFIGHTERS WORKING TO PUT IT OUT, ACCORDING TO THE US FOREST SERVICE

>> THEY CAN USE ALL THE HELP THEY CAN GET SO LET'S SEE IF THE WEATHER IS GOING TO COOPERATE HERE'S NBC METEOROLOGIST, JANESSA WEBB HEY, JANESSA, GOOD MORNING >> HEY, TWOU, GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE AS YOU SAID, WE ARE REALLY SEEING THAT FIRE DANGER INCREASE FOR THE SOUTHWEST AND IT'S ALL DUE TO THE DRY CONDITIONS BUT WE DO HAVE SOME STORMS JUST TO THE EAST AND WE'RE WATCHING THAT THIS MORNING, FOR WEST TEXAS

YOU CAN SEE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS THEY ARE IN PLACE AS THE SQUALL LINE STARTS TO MAKE ITS WAY THROUGH NOW, THE ENHANCED RISK FOR SEVERE WEATHER WILL CONTINUE, UNFORTUNATELY, FOR NEW MEXICO THIS AFTERNOON WITH A SMALL AREA, AS WE HAVE A SERIES OF COLD FRONTS THAT ARE MAKING ITS WAY THROUGH THE AREA NOW, THIS WILL BE A GOOD BATCH OF RAIN FROM HOUSTON TO PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN LOUISIANA, WHERE THEY COULD SEE UP TO 2 TO 3 INCHES THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD EL PASO, TODAY, WE ARE GOING TO SEE A LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE BUT THE STORMS ARE GOING TO START TO SPARK THROUGH ACROSS NEW MEXICO THIS AFTERNOON EVEN, ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST, WE HAVE AN UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN FROM TAMPA ALL THE WAY IN TO ORLANDO

WATCHING THE SEVERE WEATHER ALSO, WATCHING THE TROPICS I'LL TALK ABOUT THAT COMING UP >> JANESSA, THANK YOU >>> THE GOLDEN GLOBES WHICH TRADITIONALLY AIRS ON NBC IN EARLY JANUARY IS MOVING TO FEBRUARY 28th OF 2021 THAT'S THE DATE THE OSCARS SURRENDERED LAST WEEK

THE ACADEMY MOVED THEIR AWAR >>> AND PROTESTS CONTINUE AROUND THE COUNTRY ON MONDAY, POLICE CLASHED WITH DEMONSTRATORS WHO WERE PROTESTING POLICE BRUTALITY NEAR THE WHITE HOUSE THE SCENE REPORTEDLY BROKE OUT AFTER THE GROUP ALLEGEDLY TRIED TO TOPPLE A BRONZE STATUE OF FORMER PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON ACCORDING TO "THE WASHINGTON POST," POLICE SWUNG BATONS AND SPRAYED A CHEMICAL IRRITANT TO BREAK UP THE CROWD, AFTER THEY TRIED TO PULL DOWN THE LAFAYETTE SQUARE STATUE WITH ROPES THE CHAOTIC SCENE PROMPTED A RESPONSE FROM THE PRESIDENT, WHO TWEETED HIS DISMAY AT THE ATTEMPT TO REMOVE THE STATUE SAYING, IN PART, NUMEROUS PEOPLE ARRESTED IN DC

FOR THE DISGRACEFUL VANDALISM IN LAFAYETTE PARK OF THE MAGNIFICENT STATUE OF ANDREW JACKSON >> TODAY IS PRIMARY DAY FOR VIRGINIA, NEW YORK, AND KENTUCKY AND THE NUMBER OF POLLING PLACES HAS BEEN SLASHED AMID THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC THE ENTIRE CITY OF LOUISVILLE WILL ONLY HAVE ONE PLACE TO VOTE LOUISVILLE HAS MORE THAN 600,000 RESIDENTS AND IT'S HOME TO KENTUCKY'S LARGEST BLACK POPULATION BUT LOCALLEADERS SAY THAT BETWEEN MAIL-IN BALLOTS AND EARLY VOTING, THE STATE IS ON TRACK FOR A RECORD TURNOUT NEW YORK HAS ALSO CONSOLIDATED POLLING PLACES, BUT ELECTION OFFICIALS SAY THEY'RE PROCESSING 11 TIMES MORE ABSENTEE BALLOTS THAN THEY DID IN 2016 >> DELTA AIRLINES WILL RESTART SERVICE BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA THIS WEEK IN A STATEMENT MONDAY, THEY SAID THAT THEY ARE THE FIRST US AIRLINE TO RECONNECT THE TWO DESTINATIONS SINCE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS TOOK OVER STARTING ON JUNE 25th, THOSE FLIGHTS WILL BE OPERATING TWICE PER WEEK AND WILL TRAVEL THROUGH SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, BEFORE REACHING SHANGHAI DELTA SAYS THEY ARE TAKING STRICT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS, INCLUDING ELECTROSTATIC SPRA IN THE AUDIENCE HERE FOR A STRING QUARTET IN SPAIN? THOSE ARE NOT PEOPLE THERE ARE ALMOST 3,000 PLANTS IN THE SEATS

THE ARTIST WHO ORGANIZED THE CONCERT SAID HE WAS INSPIRED BY NATURE WHILE IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE PANDEMIC THE PLANTS WILL BE DONATED TO FRONT LINE HEALTH WORKERS IN BARCELONA YOU SAY TALKING TO PLANTS IS ACTUALLY A GOOD THING FOR THEM I CAN IMAGINE EVEN MORE SO WITH MUSIC SOMETHING AS BEAUTIFUL AS THAT >> WHY NOT YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT A CELL PHONE GOING OFF >> NOPE

NO COUGHING, NO DISRUPTIONS >> NOW, TO A CRISIS IN OUR COUNTRY A STAGGERING RISE IN SUICIDE ATTEMPTS BY BLACK CHILDREN NBC'S RAHEMA ELLIS HAS ONE MOTHER'S HEARTBREAKING MESSAGE AND WE SHOULD NOTE IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN IN THE ROOM, SOME OF WHAT'S DISCUSSED HERE IS TROUBLING TO HEAR >> SO HAPPY >> FROM BIRTH, SEVEN WAS HIS PARENTS' JOY THE CHILD DOCTORS SAID TAMMY CHARLES COULDN'T HAVE

>> YOUR MIRACLE BABY, HUH? >> ABSOLUTELY I TOLD HIM OVER I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE ALWAYS DID >> BUT LAST YEAR, AT 10 YEARS OLD, THEY LOST HIM TO SUICIDE, IN THEIR HOME IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY >> WE TEACH OUR CHILDREN ABOUT STRANGER DANGER OR GUNS OR — OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF OUTWARD HURT THAT WE TRY TO PROTECT THEM FROM THIS IS ONE THAT WAS — I WAS BLINDSIDED BY BY 10 1/2-YEAR-OLD SON MY MIRACLE CHILD MY ONLY CHILD WAS DEAD >> A STUDY COMMISSIONED BY THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS SHOWS, IN RECENT YEARS, SELF-REPORTED SUICIDE ATTEMPTS BY BLACK TEENS INCREASED BY 73% THE RATE DECREASED FOR WHITE TEENS

BLACK CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 13 WERE TWICE AS LIKELY TO DIE BY SUICIDE THAN WHITE CHILDREN >> REALLY SHOCKING >> NYU PROFESSOR MICHAEL LINDSEY LED THE STUDY >> WHY IS THIS HAPPENING >> I THINK WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THE RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION THAT IS PREVAILING IN OUR SOCIETY THAT TRAUMA, I THINK, IS ENGENDERING A SENTENCE OF HOPELESSNESS FOR KIDS

WONDERING IF THEIR — IF THEIR LIFE REALLY MATTERS >> TAMMY ADVOCATED FOR HER SON, TRYING TO GET HIM HELP, AND WORKED WITH HIS SCHOOL AFTER, SHE SAYS, HE WAS BULLIED CALLED THE N WORD, AND CHOKED ON THE SCHOOL BUS, JUST MONTHS BEFORE HIS DEATH >> I MISS, MONTST, HIS SMILE I MISS CALLING HIS NAME

AND I MISS HEARING SOMEONE CALL ME MOMMY THAT IS WHAT I MISS THE MOST >> NATIONWIDE, BLACK AND BROWN CHILDREN ARE LESS LIKELY THAN NON-LATINO, WHITE CHILDREN, TO RECEIVE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PHILADELPHIA PSYCHOTHERAPIST McKNEM McNEIL IS TRYING TO CHANGE THAT >> WE REALLY WANT YOUNG FOLKS TO KNOW THAT THEY AREN'T ALONE NOW, MORE THAN EVER, OUR FOLKS ARE ACTUALLY OPEN TO THE HEALING AND WILLING TO GET THE HEALING >> HEALING, FOR TAMMY, IS SHARING HER SON'S STORY >> IF YOU DON'T HAVE CHILDREN, OR IF YOU DO, TELL THEM YOU ARE LOVED

YOU ARE IMPORTANT AND IF THERE'S ANYTHING THAT I CAN DO TO HELP YOU THROUGH, PLEASE, TELL ME TALK TO ME PLEASE >> HOPING OTHE >>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE ARE WATCHING A TROPICAL SYSTEM THAT POTENTIALLY COULD GO INTO A TROPICAL STOR >>> A BABY IN LONDON IS BEING HAILED AS BRITAIN'S YOUNGEST SURVIVOR OF COVID-19 EMMANUEL WAS BORN THREE MONTHS PREMATURE, CATCHING THE VIRUS WHILE IN INTENSIVE CARE HE RECOVERED AFTER DOCTORS GOT SPECIAL PERMISSION TO TREAT HIM WITH THE ANTIVIRAL DRUG REMDESIVIR NBC HAS THE REMARKABLE STORY >> BRITAIN'S YOUNGEST COVID-19 SURVIVOR, BABY EMMANUEL, FINALLY ALLOWED HOME AFTER A 47-DAY BATTLE FOR HIS LIFE

HIS MOTHER, EVELYN, FOREVER THANKFUL TO THE DOCTORS AND NURSES AT KINGS COLLEGE HOSPITAL IN LONDON >> I THINK I WAS THE HAPPIEST PERSON ON THAT TEAM >> ELATION AFTER THE KIND OF AGONY NO PARENT WANTS TO ENDURE EMMANUEL WAS BORN THREE MONTHS PREMATURE AFTER SURVIVING THAT, NURSES, THEN, HAD TO BREAK THE NEWS TO EVELYN THAT HER TINY SON HAD ANOTHER BATTLE ON HIS HANDS

SEPSIS AND COVID-19 >> SEEING MANY OF THEM COMING, I WAS LIKE, WHAT IS GOING ON AND THEN, ONE OF THEM WALKED TO ME AND THEN, SHE WAS LIKE, MOM, I'M SORRY WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS, WE MIGHT LOSE BABY EMMANUEL AND I'M LIKE, WHY? WHY? SO I PRAY A BIT AND THEN I CRY IT WAS JUST CRYING AND CRYING AND CRYING >> EVELYN WAS TOLD BY DOCTORS HERE AT KINGS COLLEGE HOSPITAL IN LONDON TO PREPARE FOR THE WORST, ON THREE SEPARATE OCCASIONS AND WITH HOPE FADING, THOSE DOCTORS TURNED TO A DRUG CALLED REMDESIVIR, TESTED, UNSUCCESSFULLY, FOR EBOLA PATIENTS USING IT ON BABY EMMANUEL, ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS

>> AT A TIME WHEN TRIALS FOR THE DRUG FOR COVID PATIENTS ARE STILL ONGOING, IT WAS A RISK >> IT WAS A TRICKY DECISION TO MAKE BECAUSE IT WAS THE FIRST TIME WE USED IT WE WERE NOT AWARE OF SIDE EFFECTS OF SUCH A YOUNG AGE AND WHERE THAT WILL HELP OR NOT I THINK IT MAY HAVE HELPED BUT I'M NOT CONVINCED, FROM THE DATA, RESEARCH DATA WHICH HAS BEEN PUBLISHED, THAT THIS IS A MAGIC DRUG

>> AND EVEN IF DOCTORS DON'T KNOW WHETHER REMDESIVIR WORKED, FOR EMMANUEL'S FAMILY, HIS RECOVERY WAS STILL A STROKE OF MAGIC >> THE NURSES ARE LIKE, MOM, YOU CAN SIT DOWN I SAID, NO, I JUST WANT TO LOOK AT THE BOY LYING DOWN BECAUSE IT'S A MIRACLE >> A RELIEF FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY, INCLUDING MORRIS, KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON HIS YOUNGER BROTHER, NOW BRITAIN'S YOUNGEST COVID-19 SURVIVOR HELENA HUMPHREY, NBC NEWS, LONDON >> BABY EMMANUEL IS LIKE I'M COMING IN THIS WORLD, AND I'M STAYING HERE, WHATEVER YOU BRING AT ME >> SEPSIS PREMATURE

AND COVID-19 WHAT A LITTLE FI >>> THE SUMMER HEAT GIVES WAY TO NEW CORONAVIRUS HOTSPOTS NEARLY HALF OF THE NATION GRAPPLING WITH A SURGE IN NEW CASES, AS SIGNS OF NORMALCY RETURN TO THE FORMER EPICENTER, NEW YORK CITY >>> A TENSE, NEW CHAPTER FOR THE WHITE HOUSE FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON'S SCATHING MEMOIR HITS SHELVES, SHINING A HARSH LIGHT ON PRESIDENT TRUMP >> REMEMBERING RAYSHARD BROOKS FAMILY AND FRIENDS PREPARE TO PAY THEIR FINAL RESPECTS, WHILE THE OFFICER WHO SHOT AND KILLED HIM PREPARES TO FACE A JUDGE >> PUTTING MONEY WHERE YOUR MASK IS WHERE ONE VEGAS IS LOWERING THE ODDS FOR SPREADING CORONAVIRUS "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GOOD MORNING, I'M FRANCES RIVERA

>> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA IN MANY STATES, SUMMER IS KICKING OFF WITH A DANGEROUS SURGE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES HOSPITALIZATIONS IN TEXAS SAW A MAJOR SPIKE OVER THE WEEKEND AND NURSES FROM COLORADO ARE TRAVELING TO ARIZONA, TO HELP OUT WITH THE STATE'S GROWING NUMBER OF PATIENTS AND, IN FLORIDA, THE NUMBER OF COVID CASES HAS NOW TOPPED 100,000 SEVEN CITIES ACROSS THAT STATE ARE NOW REQUIRING MASKS FOR ANYONE OUT IN PUBLIC MEANWHILE, IN NEW YORK CITY, THE MAYOR WENT OUT FOR DINNER, AS RESTAURANTS BEGAN OUTDOOR SERVICE FOR MORE ON NEW YORK'S RECOVERY, WE'RE JOINED NOW BY NBC'S GABE GUTIERREZ HEY, GABE, GOOD MORNING

>> PHILLIP, AFTER SEVERAL GRUELING MONTHS AND THE DEATH TOLL HERE IN NEW YORK STATE RISING TO ABOUT 800 A DAY, GOVERNOR CUOMO SAYS IT'S NOW DOWN TO ABOUT TEN AND NOW, PHASE TWO OF REOPENING IS UNDERWAY >> NEW YORK, THE ONE-TIME EPICENTER OF THE CORONAVIRUS HIT A MAJOR MILESTONE PHASE TWO OF REOPENING OUTDOOR DINING, RETAIL STORES, AND BARBERSHOPS ARE BACK >> FOR ME, I'M ECSTATIC I MEAN, I HAVE CABIN FEVER

>> PEREZ WAS AMONG THE SHOPPERS AT OLD NAVY'S FLAGSHIP >> WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS SINCE THE MOMENT WE LOCKED THE DOORS >> FOR SOME OFFICES, SEISMIC CHANGES >> SO AS WE'RE WALKING THROUGH RIGHT NOW, OUR TEMPERATURE IS BEING SCANNED >> THERMAL SCANNERS NOW FLAG EMPLOYEES WITH POTENTIALLY HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR MORE SCREENING, SCOTT, THE CEO OF RXR REALTY SHOWED US HOW — AND EMPLOYEE ARRIVAL TIMES ARE STAGGERED

>> IT KNOWS WHERE WE'RE GOING, AND IT ONLY ALLOWS FOUR PEOPLE >> SO THIS IS HOW THE WORKPLACE WILL LOOK FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE >> WE CALL THIS THE NEW ABNORMAL THIS PERIOD BETWEEN WHEN WE HAVE A VACCINE, AND WHEN WE HAVE TO WORK LIKE THIS YOU KNOW, COEXIST WITH THE CORONAVIRUS >> AT THE START OF THE CRISIS, WE VISITED MANHATTAN'S WEST WAY DINER SINCE THEN, BUSINESS HAS BEEN BRUTAL

>> WE HAD TO LET GO, TEMPORARILY, ALL OF OUR EMPLOYEES AND WE HAD TO SHUT DOWN A BUSINESS THAT'S BEEN HERE FOR OVER 30 YEARS PETE SET UP TABLES OUTSIDE >> IS THIS SUSTAINABLE >> IT'S NOT SUSTAINABLE AT ALL FOUR TABLES AREN'T GOING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE >> HE WONDERS WHETHER THE STATE WAITED TOO LONG TO REOPEN

THE GOVERNOR DEFENDED THE CAUTIOUS APPROACH >> FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE WORKS IT WAS — IT SAVED LIVES >> AND THE GOVERNOR SAYS HE'S NOW SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING RESTRICTING TRAVEL FROM OTHER STATES, LIKE FLORIDA, THAT ARE SEEING AN UPTICK IN COVID CASES PHILLIP >> ALL RIGHT, GRAABE THANK YOU

>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS HEADING TO ONE OF THE NATION'S BIGGEST CORONAVIRUS HOTSPOTS TODAY THE PRESIDENT IS HOLDING AN INDOOR RALLY IN ARIZONA, DESPITE A RECENT SURGE IN CASES THE NUMBER OF COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS IN THE STATE ARE AT A RECORD HIGH OUR CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT TRACIE POTTS HAS MORE AND, TRACIE, AN OMINOUS BACK DROP FOR TODAY'S VISIT >> WHAT WE IS THAT CORONAVIRUS IS SPREADING IN THAT STATE IS SO IS DEMOCRATIC INFLUENCE WITH THE STATE'S LARGE LATINO POPULATION THIS HAS LONG BEEN A REPUBLICAN STRONGHOLD PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS THERE LAST MONTH HE'S BACK THIS MONTH TO TRY TO DEAL WITH THAT WITH THE UPCOMING ELECTION NOW, THE CONCERN FOR TODAY, THE PRESIDENT'S DOING A BORDER VISIT

AND HE'S GOT THIS LARGE, INDOOR RALLY PLANNED STUDENTS FOR TRUMP THE LEADERS OF THAT MEGA CHURCH SAY THAT THEY'VE INSTALLED A SYSTEM THAT WILL KILL 99% OF CORONAVIRUS MEDICAL EXPERTS ARE SKEPTICAL ABOUT THAT AND AFTER SATURDAY'S RALLY, TWO TRUMP STAFFERS, TWO ADDITIONAL TRUMP STAFFERS WHO WERE THERE, HAVE TESTED POSITIVE THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS JUST JOKING ABOUT SLOWING DOWN TESTING BUT IN INTERVIEWS, HE SEEMS TO BE SUGGESTING THAT MAY NOT BE A BAD IDEA >> WE'RE DOING SO MUCH TESTING, 25 MILLION TESTS NOBODY — >> DID YOU ASK TO SLOW IT DOWN >> IF IT DID SLOW DOWN, FRANKLY, I THINK WE'RE WAY AHEAD OF OURSELVES, IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH WE'VE DONE TOO GOOD A JOB >> DEMOCRATS ARE QUESTIONING WHY $14 BILLION THAT HAD BEEN SET ASIDE FOR TESTING AND CONTACT TRACING HAS YET TO BE SPENT

TODAY, FEDERAL HEALTH EXPERTS ARE ON CAPITOL HILL OR TESTIFYING VIRTUALLY TO CONGRESS WITH AN UPDATE IN A JOINT STATEMENT, THEY ARE SAYING THAT THE PANDEMIC IS UNLIKELY TO GO AWAY SOON, AND COULD GET WORSE WITH FLU SEASON THIS FALL BACK TO YOU, FRANCES >> THAT IS EVERYONE'S FEAR ALL RIGHT, TRACIE THANK YOU >> A SCATHING PORTRAYAL OF PRESIDENT TRUMP BY HIS OWN FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR HITS SHELVES TODAY JOHN BOLTON'S NEW MEMOIR IS ALREADY THE TOP SELLER ON AMAZON AFTER SURVIVING A SECURITY REVIEW AND LEGAL CHALLENGE FROM THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT NBC'S GEOFF BENNETT HAS MORE >> Reporter: LESS THAN 24 HOURS BEFORE HIS BOOK HIT STORE SHELVES, JOHN BOLTON, AGAIN TAKING AIM AT HIS FORMER BOSS

>> THE BIGGEST FEAR I HAVE IS THAT HIS POLICYMAKING IS SO INCOHERENT, SO UNFOCUSED, SO UNSTRUCTURED, SO WRAPPED AROUND HIS OWN PERSONAL, POLITICAL FORTUNES THAT MISTAKES ARE BEING MADE THAT WILL HAVE GRAVE CONSEQUENCES FOR THE NATIONAL SECURITY OF THE UNITED STATES >> BOLTON ALSO SAYING HE WON'T VOTE FOR THE PRESIDENT >> I'M NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR HIM IN NOVEMBER CERTAINLY, NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR JOE BIDEN EITHER >> HOUSE DEMOCRATS SAY THEY'RE CONSIDERING CALLING BOLTON FOR NEW HEARINGS, WHILE SLAMMING HIM FOR REFUSING TO TESTIFY WITHOUT A SUBPOENA DURING THEIR IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS

>> TO THE LENGTH AND DEGREE THAT HE INDICTS DONALD TRUMP, HE ALSO INDICTS HIMSELF FOR COWARDICE AND FOR GREED >> PRESIDENT TRUMP HITTING BACK AT BOLTON CALLING HIS FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR A WACKO, GROSSLY INCOMPETENT, AND A LIAR MEANTIME, THE PRESIDENT IS ALSO FACING FRESH FALLOUT FROM HIS WEEKEND CAMPAIGN RALLY IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA FOR USING A RACIAL SLUR TO DESCRIBE THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS >> HAS MORE NAMES THAN ANY DISEASE IN HISTORY I CAN NAME KUNG FLU

THE CHINESE VIRUS >> THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN SAID TWO ADDITIONAL STAFFERS WHO WORKED ON THE TULSA RALLY HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER TO, AT LEAST, EIGHT THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKED ABOUT HIS EVENT TODAY AT AN ARIZONA MEGA CHURCH >> ALWAYS WORRIED ABOUT SAFETY WE WANT TO GET RID OF THIS THING >> MEANTIME, LEADERS OF THAT CHURCH IN AN ONLINE VIDEO, SAY THEY ARE USING NEW TECHNOLOGY THEY CLAIM KILLS CORONAVIRUS >> AND IT KILLS 99

9% OF COVID, WITHIN TEN MINUTES IT'S IONIZATION OF THE AIR, AND IT TAKES PARTICULATES OUT, AND COVID CANNOT LIVE IN THAT ENVIRONMENT >> BUT MEDICAL EXPERTS SAY EVEN IF IT WORKED, IT WOULD NOT PREVENT TRANSMISSION THROUGH COUGHING OR OTHER MEANS >> IONIZATION TECHNOLOGY, WHATEVER IT IS, IF IT'S NOT DIRECTLY BETWEEN YOUR FACE AND THE PERSON STANDING NEXT TO YOU, WHICH IS WHY WE REALLY, YOU KNOW, RECOMMEND THAT PEOPLE DON'T ATTEND MASS GATHERINGS >> WE REACHED OUT TO THE CHURCH FOR COMMENT SO FAR, NO RESPONSE BUT ORGANIZERS SAY THEY'RE REQUIRING FACE MASKS AT TODAY'S EVENT

PHILLIP >> GEOFF, THANK YOU >>> AND RACISM PROTESTS CONTINUE AROUND THE COUNTRY ON MONDAY, POLICE CLASHED WITH PROTESTORS WHO WERE PROTESTING POLICE BRUTALITY NEAR THE WHITE HOUSE THE SCENE REPORTEDLY BROKE OUT A AFTER THE GROUP ALLEGEDLY TRIED TO TOPPLE A BRONZE STATUE OF FORMER PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON ACCORDING TO "THE WASHINGTON POST," POLICE SWUNG BATONS AND SPRAYED A CHEMICAL IRRITANT TO BREAK UP THE CROWD, AFTER THEY TRIED TO PULL DOWN THE LAFAYETTE SQUARE STATUE WITH ROPES THE CHAOTIC SCENE PROMPTED A RESPONSE FROM THE PRESIDENT

HE TWEETED HIS DISMAY AT ATHE ATTEMPT TO REMOVED STATUE OF THE MAGNIFICENT STATUE OF ANDREW JACKSON >> IN ALABAMA, A MOVE SQUG DRAMATIC SHOW OF SOLIDARITY MONDAY AT THE TALLADEGA SPEEDWAY NASCAR, RALLYING AROUND BUBBA WALLACE, THE SPORT'S ONLY FULL-TIME BLACK DRIVER, ONE DAY AFTER A NOOSE WAS FOUND IN HIS GARAGE STALL THE FBI AND NASCAR ARE NOW INVESTIGATING NBC'S SAM BROCK IS AT TALLADEGA FOR US SAM, GOOD MORNING >> PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING WHAT WE SAW BEFORE THE GREEN FLAG TELLS YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NASCAR'S RESPONSE TO THIS ACT OF HATRED DRIVERS HUGGING BUBBA WALLACE, ONE BY ONE, AS THE INVESTIGATION HEADED BY THE FBI DEEPENS

IN A SIGN OF SOLIDARITY >> HAS RALLIED AROUND BUBBA WALLACE >> AND A REJECTION OF RACISM NASCAR DRIVERS WALK ALONGSIDE BUBBA WALLACE'S CAR, NUMBER 43, OVERCOME WITH EMOTION >> A DESPICABLE ACT BY SOMEONE >> LESS THAN 24 HOURS EARLIER, A NOOSE WAS DISCOVERED IN WALLACE'S GARAGE STALL PROMPTING THIS RESPONSE

I WILL NOT GIVE IN, NOR WILL I BACK DOWN I WILL CONTINUE TO PROUDLY STAND FOR WHAT I BELIEVE IN NASCAR, CONFIRMING TO NBC NEWS THAT NO FANS HAVE ACCESS TO THAT GARAGE ONLY A FEW ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL THE ORGANIZATION, VOWING TO INVESTIGATE AND DECLARING, WE ARE ANGRY AND OUTRAGED, AND CANNOT STATE STRONGLY ENOUGH HOW SERIOUSLY WE TAKE THIS HEINOUS ACT THE FBI'S ALREADY ON SCENE WITH THE US

ATTORNEY IN BIRMINGHAM, INVESTIGATING POSSIBLE VIOLATIONS OF FEDERAL LAW >> SHUT THESE HATERS UP >> THE RACE THE FIRST OPPORTUNITY FOR GENERAL-ADMISSION FANS TO GET BACK ON THE TRACK AND ALSO, THE FIRST TEST OF A CONFEDERATE FLAG BAN CHAMPIONED BY WALLACE AND UNVEILED BY NASCAR, JUNE 10th

>> IT'S NOT A RACE THING IT'S ABOUT WALKING INTO A — AN EVENT, AND FEELING UNCOMFORTABLE THAT'S IT >> FANS, ON THEIR PERSONAL PROPERTY, FAILING THAT TEST CONFEDERATE FLAGS FLAP NEXT TO POP-UP GIFT SHOPS AND ON TOP OF WINNEBAGOS WALLACE'S FELLOW DRIVERS VOICING ZERO TOLERANCE FOR ANY OF IT >> I CANNOT BELIEVE THE HATE THAT SOMEONE CAN HAVE IN THEIR HEART

>> DRIVERS BANDING TOGETHER BUBBA WALLACE, STANDING ANYWHERE BUT ALONE NASCAR'S PRESIDENT STEVE PHELPS SAYS IT WAS A MEMBER OF WALLACE'S TEAM WHO FIRST DISCOVERED THE NOOSE BUT THAT PHELPS, HIMSELF, WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO TELL WALLACE ABOUT IT HE SAID IT WAS A TOUGH MOMENT FOR HIM AND IT WAS A TOUGH MOMENT FOR ME PHILLIP, BACK TO YOU >> I CAN ONLY IMAGINE

SAM, THANK YOU >> TURN NOW TO NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB WITH A LOOK AHEAD FOR SWELTERING TEMPERATURES FOR SOME OF US LET'S SEE WHO IS GOING TO GET RELIEF AND WHO'S NOT GOOD MORNING >> HEY, GOOD MORNING FRANCES, YOU ARE EXACTLY RIGHT WE ARE WALKING OUTSIDE AND YOU'RE JUST GOING TO START SWEATING BECAUSE WE HAVE TEMPERATURES THAT ARE JUST ABOVE AVERAGE AND THIS IS SPARKING UP THE SEVERE WEATHER RISK ACROSS WEST TEXAS RIGHT NOW, SQUALL LINE THAT IS FORMING ACROSS THAT AREA SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS THAT ARE CURRENTLY IN PLACE

NOW, TODAY, THAT HEIGHTENED AWARENESS OF THE SEVERE WEATHER MOVES BACK TO NEW MEXICO WITH A SMALL SECTION OF THAT AREA UNDER SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS WITH DAMAGING WINDS THE PRIMARY THREAT THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD SO WE'RE GOING TO SEE A SANTA FE TODAY WITH SOME STORMY CONDITIONS, AND TEMPERATURES ARE GOING TO COOL DOWN BACK TO THE LOWER 80s FROM JACKSONVILLE TO SECTIONS OF THE MIDATLANTIC RALEIGH, DURHAM, TODAY IN THE LOWER 90s SO WITH THAT SWELTERING HEAT, THE TROPICS ARE ALSO PICKING UP TALK ABOUT THAT COMING UP

>> LOT TO WATCH ALL RIGHT, JANESSA, THANK YOU TIME NOW FOR TODAY'S QUICK HITS NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR PHIL MURPHY SAYS CASINOS IN ATLANTIC CITY CAN REOPEN AT 25% CAPACITY STARTING JULY 22nd ALL GUESTS AND WORKERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS >> AFTER MONTHS OF NEGOTIATIONS, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL MAY BE ON LOT THE ROAD TO STARTING THE SEASON

>> THEATER FANS WILL HAVE TO WAIT A LITTLE LONGER TO SEE THEIR FAVORITE PLAYS AND >>> TODAY, FAMILY AND FRIENDS WILL SAY THEIR FINAL GOOD-BYES TO 27-YEAR-OLD RAYSHARD BROOKS BROOKS, WHO WAS SHOT FATALLY BY A WHITE POLICE OFFICER IN ATLANTA WILL BE LAID TO REST IN A PRIVATE FUNERAL TODAY IT COMES ONE DAY AFTER MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC LINED UP TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS AT A PUBLIC VIEWING NBC'S BLAYNE ALEXANDER IS IN ATLANTA WITH MORE BLAYNE, GOOD MORNING >> WELL, PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING TO YOU THIS IS THE SECOND OF TWO DAYS OF EVENTS FOR RAYSHARD BROOKS UNLIKE YESTERDAY'S PUBLIC VIEWING, TODAY IS PRIVATE

OPEN ONLY TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS, BY INVITATION ONLY LYING IN A SHINING, GOLD CASKET, THE BODY OF RAYSHARD BROOKS ARRIVED AT ATLANTA'S EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH, WHERE DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR, ONCE SERVED AS PASTOR HIS DAUGHTER WILL SPEAK AT BROOKS' MEMORIAL SERVICE PEOPLE WAITING, AT TIMES IN THE RAIN, TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS >> IT'S ABOUT A STAND OF SOLIDARITY, VERSUS WHITE VERSUS BLACK COP VERSUS NON-COP IT'S HUMANITY VERSUS INHUMANITY

>> BROOKS, WHO DIED TEN DAYS AGO DURING A POLICE ENCOUNTER IN A WENDY'S PARKING LOT, HAS BECOME THE LATEST RALLYING CRY FOR THOSE DEMANDING POLICE REFORM IN ATLANTA, THE CITY'S POLICE DEPARTMENT ACKNOWLEDGES A HIGHER THAN AVERAGE NUMBER OF OFFICERS CALLING OUT SICK FOLLOWING LAST WEEK'S CHARGES AGAINST FORMER OFFICER GARRETT ROLFE AND OFFICER DEVIN BROSNAN >> EXPLANATION FOR CALLING OUT SICK VARY, AND INCLUDE OFFICERS QUESTIONING THEIR TRAINING OFFICERS BEING CHALLENGED AND ATTACKED AND UNEASE ABOUT OFFICERS SEEING THEIR COLLEAGUES CRIMINALLY CHARGED, SO QUICKLY >> THIS, AS DEPARTMENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY FACE INCREASED SCRUTINY THIS VIDEO SHOWS AN NYPD OFFICER APPEARING TO USE A CHOKEHOLD WHILE MAKING AN ARREST >> STOP CHOKING HIM, BRO

>> JUST DAYS AFTER CHOKEHOLDS WERE OUTLAWED IN THE STATE WITHIN HOURS, THAT OFFICER, SUSPENDED WITHOUT PAY >>THAT PERSON WAS DEALT, SWIFTLY, WITH WAS SUSPENDED AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO TREAT THAT SERIOUSLY AND CONTINUE TO EMPHASIZE IT, IN TRAINING >> AND BACK HERE, IN ATLANTA, THE OFFICER CHARGED WITH BROOKS' MURDER IS SET TO HAVE HIS BOND HEARING DURING THE SAME >>> A MASSIVE CLOUD OF DUST FROM THE SAHARA DESERT IS SLOWLY MOVING TO THE UNITED STATES

AND HEALTH OFFICIALS, THEY WORRY THAT IT WILL IMPACT THOSE BATTLING RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS, ESPECIALLY COVID-19 WARNINGS WERE ISSUED FOR PEOPLE TO STAY INSIDE AND USE AIR FILTERS AFTER THE CLOUD CAUSED AIR QUALITY TO JUMP TO HAZARD — HAZARDOUS LEVELS THE CLOUD IS EXPECTED TO REACH THE US LATER THIS WEEK >> WELL, UP IN THE CLOUDS AS MORE PEOPLE BEGIN FLYING AGAIN, ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S BUSIEST AIRPORTS IS ROLLING OUT NEW TECHNOLOGY TO KEEP FLYERS SAFE NBC'S GADI SCHWARTZ HAS THE DETAILS

>> AT LAX'S INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL, A NEW LAYER OF SCREENING JUST BEFORE THE TSA CHECKPOINT A THERMAL IMAGINE SCANNER ALL MAKING A TEMPERATURE READING WITHIN MILLISECONDS AND ANYONE WITH A TEMPERATURE ABOVE 1004 WILL THEN BE APPROACHED FOR A SECONDARY SCREENING AND IF THEY HAVE A FEVER, THEY'LL BE ASKED NOT TO FLY, WHILE INFORMATION ON ARRIVING PASSENGERS SHOWING FEVERS WILL BE PASSED ON TO THE CDC THE ROLLOUT, THE BIGGEST INFRARED SCREENING PROGRAM YET BUT SIMILAR TO WHAT'S ALREADY BEING USED IN ASIA AND ACROSS EUROPE BUT HEALTH EXPERTS IN THE UNITED STATES WARN THE NEW TECHNOLOGY ISN'T FOOLPROOF

>> IT WILL NOT STOP ANY ASYMPTOMATIC CARRIERS BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE FEVER, TO SPEAK OF >> SINCE THE EARLY DAYS OF THE STATE LOCKDOWNS, AIR TRAVEL IS UP 300% BUT STILL, JUST A FRACTION OF WHAT IT WAS LAST YEAR FOR NOW, THE PROGRAM AT LAX COMES WITH LIMITATIONS, DURING ITS TESTING PHASE IMAGES WON'T BE STORED AND DEPARTING PASSENGERS WITH FEVERS WILL ONLY BE ADVISED NOT TO FLY

>> WE'RE NOT GOING TO STOP THEM FROM TRAVELING AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO TELL THE AIRLINES THAT THEY HAVE A FEVER WE'RE JUST GOING TO GIVE THEM THIS ADVICE, AND LET THEM CONTINUE ON THEIR JOURNEY >> ALL COMING AS AIRLINES HAVE STRUGGLED WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MANDATORY MASK WEARING ON FLIGHTS FOR MONTHS NOW, OFFICIALS HOPING A NEW LAYER OF SCREENING WILL ADD ADDITIONAL PROTECTION, AND COULD BE A SIGN OF WHAT'S TO COM >>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE I DO WANT TO TALK ABOUT THAT DUST THAT'S COMING OFF THE WEST OF COAST OF AFRICA YOU CAN SEE IT'S MAKING ITS WAY ACROSS PUERTO RICO RIGHT NOW LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE OF THESE TWO PHOTOS THE TOP ONE, >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES, AN NYPD OFFICER HAS BEEN SUSPENDED, WITHOUT PAY, FOR USINGS AN APPARENT CHOKEHOLD WHILE DETAINING A SUSPECT VIDEO CAUGHT OFFICER DAVID AFANADOR AND OTHER OFFICERS PINNING DOWN A SUSPECT IN ROCKAWAY BEACH BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE RELEASED BY POLICE REVEALED THE SUSPECT AND OTHER MEN WERE SHOUTING INSULTS AT THE OFFICERS FOR 11 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE CHOKEHOLD IT ISN'T THE FIRST TIME HE IS SIDELINED BACK IN 2014, HE WAS CRIMINALLY CHARGED FOR ALLEGEDLY PISTOL WHIPPING A TEENAGE SUSPECT, KNOCKING OUT HIS TWO FRONT TEETH

HE WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY >> AFTER A PAIR OF WEEKEND SHOOTINGS, A PROTEST ZONE IN SEATTLE WILL BE DISMANTLED CITY OFFICIALS HAVE ORDERED PROTESTORS TO LEAVE THE SELF-DECLARED CAPITOL HILL ORGANIZED PROTEST ZONE, AFTER SHOOTINGS THAT LEFT ONE PERSON DEAD AND TWO INJURED IT'S NOT CLEAR IF THE VIOLENCE WAS CONNECTED TO THE PROTEST SEATTLE'S MAYOR SAID IT'S TIME FOR PEOPLE TO GO HOME SHE ALSO SAID THERE'S NO FIRM TIMELINE FOR RETURNING TO AN ABANDONED POLICE STATION WITHIN THE ZONE OFFICIALS ARE WORKING WITH BLACK-LED ORGANIZATIONS AND PARTNERS IN DEESCALATION TO GET THE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE TO CLEAR OUT OF THE ROUGHLY SIX-BLOCK AREA >> CAESAR'S ENTERTAINMENT IS OFFERING CASINO CUSTOMERS $20 WORTH OF FREE PLAY JUST FOR WEARING A MASK THE NEVADA GAMING CONTROL BOARD ONLY REQUIRES PEOPLE AT TABLE GAMES TO WEAR A MASK BUT THE COMPANY IS HOPING TO ENCOURAGE GUESTS TO WEAR FACE MASKS AND COVERINGS IN ALL AREAS >> NOW, TO THE SUPERSTARS OF THE SPORTS WORLD TAKING A STAND FOR CHANGE

HERE'S NBC'S JOE FRYER >> AS STADIUMS AND BALLPARKS SIT EMPTY, THE STREETS ARE FILLED WITH PROTESTS >> THE ONLY THING THAT MUST DIE IS RACISM BLACK LIVES MATTER >> IT'S WHY THE HOSTS OF THIS YEAR'S VIRTUAL ESPYS FOCUS ON THE NAMES OF GEORGE FLOYD, BREONNA TAYLOR, AND MORE >> TRUST US, WE KNOW THAT SPORTS ARE IMPORTANT

IT'S WHY WE'RE GATHERED HERE TONIGHT BUT DO BLACK LIVES MATTER TO YOU, WHEN THEY'RE NOT THROWING TOUCH DOWNS, GRABBING REBOUNDS, SERVING ACES >> THE SHOW HIGHLIGHTED ATHLETES WHO HAVE LONG FOUGHT FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE LEGENDS LIKE JACKIE ROBINSON AND MOHAMMED ALI, CALLING 2020 THE TIPPING POINT >> THIS IS THE TIPPING POINT >> THERE'S NO GOING BACK THERE'S NO INCHING FORWARD THE TIME IS NOW

>> WITH SPORTS ON PAUSE, THE ACTUAL AWARDS HONORED LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE OVER ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS LIKE BOXER CLIM CLAVEL, WITH HER FIGHTS CANCELLED, SHE RETURNED TO NURSING TO FIGHT CORONAVIRUS >> I CAN SAY THAT THE PANDEMIC IS MY MAIN EVENT >> FOR SO MANY ATHLETES RIGHT NOW, SUCCESS IS BIGGER THAN WHO HAS THE MOST SUPER BOWL WINS, WORLD SERIES RINGS, OR STANLEY CUPS IT'S ABOUT EQUALITY JOE FRYER, NBC NEWS >> FOR A LONG TIME, IT WAS DANGEROUS FOR PLAYERS BRANDS, YOU KNOW, FOR EM >>> THE SUMMER HEAT GIVES WAY TO NEW CORONAVIRUS HOTSPOTS NEARLY HALF OF THE NATION GRAPPLING WITH A SURGE IN NEW CASES, AS SIGNS OF NORMALCY RETURN TO THE FORMER EPICENTER, NEW YORK CITY

>>> A TENSE, NEW CHAPTER FOR THE WHITE HOUSE FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON'S SCATHING MEMOIR HITS SHELVES, SHINING A HARSH LIGHT ON PRESIDENT TRUMP >> REMEMBERING RAYSHARD BROOKS FAMILY AND FRIENDS PREPARE TO PAY THEIR FINAL RESPECTS, WHILE THE OFFICER WHO SHOT AND KILLED HIM PREPARES TO FACE A JUDGE >> PUTTING MONEY WHERE YOUR MASK IS WHERE ONE VEGAS IS LOWERING THE ODDS FOR SPREADING CORONAVIRUS "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GOOD MORNING, I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA

IN MANY STATES, SUMMER IS KICKING OFF WITH A DANGEROUS SURGE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES HOSPITALIZATIONS IN TEXAS SAW A MAJOR SPIKE OVER THE WEEKEND AND NURSES FROM COLORADO ARE TRAVELING TO ARIZONA, TO HELP OUT WITH THE STATE'S GROWING NUMBER OF PATIENTS AND, IN FLORIDA, THE NUMBER OF COVID CASES HAS NOW TOPPED 100,000 SEVEN CITIES ACROSS THAT STATE ARE NOW REQUIRING MASKS FOR ANYONE OUT IN PUBLIC MEANWHILE, IN NEW YORK CITY, THE MAYOR WENT OUT FOR DINNER, AS RESTAURANTS BEGAN OUTDOOR SERVICE FOR MORE ON NEW YORK'S RECOVERY, WE'RE JOINED NOW BY NBC'S GABE GUTIERREZ HEY, GABE, GOOD MORNING >> PHILLIP, AFTER SEVERAL GRUELING MONTHS AND THE DEATH TOLL HERE IN NEW YORK STATE RISING TO ABOUT 800 A DAY, GOVERNOR CUOMO SAYS IT'S NOW DOWN TO ABOUT TEN

AND NOW, PHASE TWO OF REOPENING IS UNDERWAY >> NEW YORK, THE ONE-TIME EPICENTER OF THE CORONAVIRUS HIT A MAJOR MILESTONE PHASE TWO OF REOPENING OUTDOOR DINING, RETAIL STORES, AND BARBERSHOPS ARE BACK >> FOR ME, I'M ECSTATIC I MEAN, I HAVE CABIN FEVER >> PEREZ WAS AMONG THE SHOPPERS AT OLD NAVY'S FLAGSHIP

>> WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS SINCE THE MOMENT WE LOCKED THE DOORS >> FOR SOME OFFICES, SEISMIC CHANGES >> SO AS WE'RE WALKING THROUGH RIGHT NOW, OUR TEMPERATURE IS BEING SCANNED >> THERMAL SCANNERS NOW FLAG EMPLOYEES WITH POTENTIALLY HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR MORE SCREENING, SCOTT, THE CEO OF RXR REALTY SHOWED US HOW — AND EMPLOYEE ARRIVAL TIMES ARE STAGGERED >> IT KNOWS WHERE WE'RE GOING, AND IT ONLY ALLOWS FOUR PEOPLE

>> SO THIS IS HOW THE WORKPLACE WILL LOOK FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE >> WE CALL THIS THE NEW ABNORMAL THIS PERIOD BETWEEN WHEN WE HAVE A VACCINE, AND WHEN WE HAVE TO WORK LIKE THIS YOU KNOW, COEXIST WITH THE CORONAVIRUS >> AT THE START OF THE CRISIS, WE VISITED MANHATTAN'S WEST WAY DINER SINCE THEN, BUSINESS HAS BEEN BRUTAL >> WE HAD TO LET GO, TEMPORARILY, ALL OF OUR EMPLOYEES

AND WE HAD TO SHUT DOWN A BUSINESS THAT'S BEEN HERE FOR OVER 30 YEARS PETE SET UP TABLES OUTSIDE >> IS THIS SUSTAINABLE >> IT'S NOT SUSTAINABLE AT ALL FOUR TABLES AREN'T GOING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE >> HE WONDERS WHETHER THE STATE WAITED TOO LONG TO REOPEN THE GOVERNOR DEFENDED THE CAUTIOUS APPROACH

>> FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE WORKS IT WAS — IT SAVED LIVES >> AND THE GOVERNOR SAYS HE'S NOW SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING RESTRICTING TRAVEL FROM OTHER STATES, LIKE FLORIDA, THAT ARE SEEING AN UPTICK IN COVID CASES PHILLIP >> ALL RIGHT, GRAABE THANK YOU >> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS HEADING TO ONE OF THE NATION'S BIGGEST CORONAVIRUS HOTSPOTS TODAY THE PRESIDENT IS HOLDING AN INDOOR RALLY IN ARIZONA, DESPITE A RECENT SURGE IN CASES

THE NUMBER OF COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS IN THE STATE ARE AT A RECORD HIGH OUR CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT TRACIE POTTS HAS MORE AND, TRACIE, AN OMINOUS BACK DROP FOR TODAY'S VISIT >> WHAT WE IS THAT CORONAVIRUS IS SPREADING IN THAT STATE IS SO IS DEMOCRATIC INFLUENCE WITH THE STATE'S LARGE LATINO POPULATION THIS HAS LONG BEEN A REPUBLICAN STRONGHOLD PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS THERE LAST MONTH HE'S BACK THIS MONTH TO TRY TO DEAL WITH THAT WITH THE UPCOMING ELECTION NOW, THE CONCERN FOR TODAY, THE PRESIDENT'S DOING A BORDER VISIT AND HE'S GOT THIS LARGE, INDOOR RALLY PLANNED

STUDENTS FOR TRUMP THE LEADERS OF THAT MEGA CHURCH SAY THAT THEY'VE INSTALLED A SYSTEM THAT WILL KILL 99% OF CORONAVIRUS MEDICAL EXPERTS ARE SKEPTICAL ABOUT THAT AND AFTER SATURDAY'S RALLY, TWO TRUMP STAFFERS, TWO ADDITIONAL TRUMP STAFFERS WHO WERE THERE, HAVE TESTED POSITIVE THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS JUST JOKING ABOUT SLOWING DOWN TESTING BUT IN INTERVIEWS, HE SEEMS TO BE SUGGESTING THAT MAY NOT BE A BAD IDEA >> WE'RE DOING SO MUCH TESTING, 25 MILLION TESTS NOBODY — >> DID YOU ASK TO SLOW IT DOWN >> IF IT DID SLOW DOWN, FRANKLY, I THINK WE'RE WAY AHEAD OF OURSELVES, IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH WE'VE DONE TOO GOOD A JOB >> DEMOCRATS ARE QUESTIONING WHY $14 BILLION THAT HAD BEEN SET ASIDE FOR TESTING AND CONTACT TRACING HAS YET TO BE SPENT TODAY, FEDERAL HEALTH EXPERTS ARE ON CAPITOL HILL OR TESTIFYING VIRTUALLY TO CONGRESS WITH AN UPDATE IN A JOINT STATEMENT, THEY ARE SAYING THAT THE PANDEMIC IS UNLIKELY TO GO AWAY SOON, AND COULD GET WORSE WITH FLU SEASON THIS FALL

BACK TO YOU, FRANCES >> THAT IS EVERYONE'S FEAR ALL RIGHT, TRACIE THANK YOU >> A SCATHING PORTRAYAL OF PRESIDENT TRUMP BY HIS OWN FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR HITS SHELVES TODAY JOHN BOLTON'S NEW MEMOIR IS ALREADY THE TOP SELLER ON AMAZON AFTER SURVIVING A SECURITY REVIEW AND LEGAL CHALLENGE FROM THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT NBC'S GEOFF BENNETT HAS MORE >> Reporter: LESS THAN 24 HOURS BEFORE HIS BOOK HIT STORE SHELVES, JOHN BOLTON, AGAIN TAKING AIM AT HIS FORMER BOSS >> THE BIGGEST FEAR I HAVE IS THAT HIS POLICYMAKING IS SO INCOHERENT, SO UNFOCUSED, SO UNSTRUCTURED, SO WRAPPED AROUND HIS OWN PERSONAL, POLITICAL FORTUNES THAT MISTAKES ARE BEING MADE THAT WILL HAVE GRAVE CONSEQUENCES FOR THE NATIONAL SECURITY OF THE UNITED STATES

>> BOLTON ALSO SAYING HE WON'T VOTE FOR THE PRESIDENT >> I'M NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR HIM IN NOVEMBER CERTAINLY, NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR JOE BIDEN EITHER >> HOUSE DEMOCRATS SAY THEY'RE CONSIDERING CALLING BOLTON FOR NEW HEARINGS, WHILE SLAMMING HIM FOR REFUSING TO TESTIFY WITHOUT A SUBPOENA DURING THEIR IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS >> TO THE LENGTH AND DEGREE THAT HE INDICTS DONALD TRUMP, HE ALSO INDICTS HIMSELF FOR COWARDICE AND FOR GREED

>> PRESIDENT TRUMP HITTING BACK AT BOLTON CALLING HIS FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR A WACKO, GROSSLY INCOMPETENT, AND A LIAR MEANTIME, THE PRESIDENT IS ALSO FACING FRESH FALLOUT FROM HIS WEEKEND CAMPAIGN RALLY IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA FOR USING A RACIAL SLUR TO DESCRIBE THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS >> HAS MORE NAMES THAN ANY DISEASE IN HISTORY I CAN NAME KUNG FLU THE CHINESE VIRUS

>> THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN SAID TWO ADDITIONAL STAFFERS WHO WORKED ON THE TULSA RALLY HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER TO, AT LEAST, EIGHT THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKED ABOUT HIS EVENT TODAY AT AN ARIZONA MEGA CHURCH >> ALWAYS WORRIED ABOUT SAFETY WE WANT TO GET RID OF THIS THING >> MEANTIME, LEADERS OF THAT CHURCH IN AN ONLINE VIDEO, SAY THEY ARE USING NEW TECHNOLOGY THEY CLAIM KILLS CORONAVIRUS >> AND IT KILLS 999% OF COVID, WITHIN TEN MINUTES IT'S IONIZATION OF THE AIR, AND IT TAKES PARTICULATES OUT, AND COVID CANNOT LIVE IN THAT ENVIRONMENT

>> BUT MEDICAL EXPERTS SAY EVEN IF IT WORKED, IT WOULD NOT PREVENT TRANSMISSION THROUGH COUGHING OR OTHER MEANS >> IONIZATION TECHNOLOGY, WHATEVER IT IS, IF IT'S NOT DIRECTLY BETWEEN YOUR FACE AND THE PERSON STANDING NEXT TO YOU, WHICH IS WHY WE REALLY, YOU KNOW, RECOMMEND THAT PEOPLE DON'T ATTEND MASS GATHERINGS >> WE REACHED OUT TO THE CHURCH FOR COMMENT SO FAR, NO RESPONSE BUT ORGANIZERS SAY THEY'RE REQUIRING FACE MASKS AT TODAY'S EVENT PHILLIP

>> GEOFF, THANK YOU >>> AND RACISM PROTESTS CONTINUE AROUND THE COUNTRY ON MONDAY, POLICE CLASHED WITH PROTESTORS WHO WERE PROTESTING POLICE BRUTALITY NEAR THE WHITE HOUSE THE SCENE REPORTEDLY BROKE OUT A AFTER THE GROUP ALLEGEDLY TRIED TO TOPPLE A BRONZE STATUE OF FORMER PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON ACCORDING TO "THE WASHINGTON POST," POLICE SWUNG BATONS AND SPRAYED A CHEMICAL IRRITANT TO BREAK UP THE CROWD, AFTER THEY TRIED TO PULL DOWN THE LAFAYETTE SQUARE STATUE WITH ROPES THE CHAOTIC SCENE PROMPTED A RESPONSE FROM THE PRESIDENT HE TWEETED HIS DISMAY AT ATHE ATTEMPT TO REMOVED STATUE

OF THE MAGNIFICENT STATUE OF ANDREW JACKSON >> IN ALABAMA, A MOVE SQUG DRAMATIC SHOW OF SOLIDARITY MONDAY AT THE TALLADEGA SPEEDWAY NASCAR, RALLYING AROUND BUBBA WALLACE, THE SPORT'S ONLY FULL-TIME BLACK DRIVER, ONE DAY AFTER A NOOSE WAS FOUND IN HIS GARAGE STALL THE FBI AND NASCAR ARE NOW INVESTIGATING NBC'S SAM BROCK IS AT TALLADEGA FOR US SAM, GOOD MORNING >> PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING WHAT WE SAW BEFORE THE GREEN FLAG TELLS YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NASCAR'S RESPONSE TO THIS ACT OF HATRED DRIVERS HUGGING BUBBA WALLACE, ONE BY ONE, AS THE INVESTIGATION HEADED BY THE FBI DEEPENS IN A SIGN OF SOLIDARITY

>> HAS RALLIED AROUND BUBBA WALLACE >> AND A REJECTION OF RACISM NASCAR DRIVERS WALK ALONGSIDE BUBBA WALLACE'S CAR, NUMBER 43, OVERCOME WITH EMOTION >> A DESPICABLE ACT BY SOMEONE >> LESS THAN 24 HOURS EARLIER, A NOOSE WAS DISCOVERED IN WALLACE'S GARAGE STALL PROMPTING THIS RESPONSE I WILL NOT GIVE IN, NOR WILL I BACK DOWN

I WILL CONTINUE TO PROUDLY STAND FOR WHAT I BELIEVE IN NASCAR, CONFIRMING TO NBC NEWS THAT NO FANS HAVE ACCESS TO THAT GARAGE ONLY A FEW ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL THE ORGANIZATION, VOWING TO INVESTIGATE AND DECLARING, WE ARE ANGRY AND OUTRAGED, AND CANNOT STATE STRONGLY ENOUGH HOW SERIOUSLY WE TAKE THIS HEINOUS ACT THE FBI'S ALREADY ON SCENE WITH THE US ATTORNEY IN BIRMINGHAM, INVESTIGATING POSSIBLE VIOLATIONS OF FEDERAL LAW

>> SHUT THESE HATERS UP >> THE RACE THE FIRST OPPORTUNITY FOR GENERAL-ADMISSION FANS TO GET BACK ON THE TRACK AND ALSO, THE FIRST TEST OF A CONFEDERATE FLAG BAN CHAMPIONED BY WALLACE AND UNVEILED BY NASCAR, JUNE 10th >> IT'S NOT A RACE THING IT'S ABOUT WALKING INTO A — AN EVENT, AND FEELING UNCOMFORTABLE

THAT'S IT >> FANS, ON THEIR PERSONAL PROPERTY, FAILING THAT TEST CONFEDERATE FLAGS FLAP NEXT TO POP-UP GIFT SHOPS AND ON TOP OF WINNEBAGOS WALLACE'S FELLOW DRIVERS VOICING ZERO TOLERANCE FOR ANY OF IT >> I CANNOT BELIEVE THE HATE THAT SOMEONE CAN HAVE IN THEIR HEART >> DRIVERS BANDING TOGETHER

BUBBA WALLACE, STANDING ANYWHERE BUT ALONE NASCAR'S PRESIDENT STEVE PHELPS SAYS IT WAS A MEMBER OF WALLACE'S TEAM WHO FIRST DISCOVERED THE NOOSE BUT THAT PHELPS, HIMSELF, WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO TELL WALLACE ABOUT IT HE SAID IT WAS A TOUGH MOMENT FOR HIM AND IT WAS A TOUGH MOMENT FOR ME PHILLIP, BACK TO YOU >> I CAN ONLY IMAGINE SAM, THANK YOU

>> TURN NOW TO NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB WITH A LOOK AHEAD FOR SWELTERING TEMPERATURES FOR SOME OF US LET'S SEE WHO IS GOING TO GET RELIEF AND WHO'S NOT GOOD MORNING >> HEY, GOOD MORNING FRANCES, YOU ARE EXACTLY RIGHT WE ARE WALKING OUTSIDE AND YOU'RE JUST GOING TO START SWEATING BECAUSE WE HAVE TEMPERATURES THAT ARE JUST ABOVE AVERAGE AND THIS IS SPARKING UP THE SEVERE WEATHER RISK ACROSS WEST TEXAS RIGHT NOW, SQUALL LINE THAT IS FORMING ACROSS THAT AREA SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS THAT ARE CURRENTLY IN PLACE NOW, TODAY, THAT HEIGHTENED AWARENESS OF THE SEVERE WEATHER MOVES BACK TO NEW MEXICO WITH A SMALL SECTION OF THAT AREA UNDER SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS WITH DAMAGING WINDS THE PRIMARY THREAT THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD

SO WE'RE GOING TO SEE A SANTA FE TODAY WITH SOME STORMY CONDITIONS, AND TEMPERATURES ARE GOING TO COOL DOWN BACK TO THE LOWER 80s FROM JACKSONVILLE TO SECTIONS OF THE MIDATLANTIC RALEIGH, DURHAM, TODAY IN THE LOWER 90s SO WITH THAT SWELTERING HEAT, THE TROPICS ARE ALSO PICKING UP TALK ABOUT THAT COMING UP >> LOT TO WATCH

ALL RIGHT, JANESSA, THANK YOU TIME NOW FOR TODAY'S QUICK HITS NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR PHIL MURPHY SAYS CASINOS IN ATLANTIC CITY CAN REOPEN AT 25% CAPACITY STARTING JULY 22nd ALL GUESTS AND WORKERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS >> AFTER MONTHS OF NEGOTIATIONS, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL MAY BE ON LOT THE ROAD TO STARTING THE SEASON >> THEATER FANS WILL HAVE TO WAIT A LITTLE LONGER TO SEE THEIR FAVORITE PLAYS AND >>> TODAY, FAMILY AND FRIENDS WILL SAY THEIR FINAL GOOD-BYES TO 27-YEAR-OLD RAYSHARD BROOKS BROOKS, WHO WAS SHOT FATALLY BY A WHITE POLICE OFFICER IN ATLANTA WILL BE LAID TO REST IN A PRIVATE FUNERAL TODAY

IT COMES ONE DAY AFTER MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC LINED UP TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS AT A PUBLIC VIEWING NBC'S BLAYNE ALEXANDER IS IN ATLANTA WITH MORE BLAYNE, GOOD MORNING >> WELL, PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING TO YOU THIS IS THE SECOND OF TWO DAYS OF EVENTS FOR RAYSHARD BROOKS UNLIKE YESTERDAY'S PUBLIC VIEWING, TODAY IS PRIVATE OPEN ONLY TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS, BY INVITATION ONLY LYING IN A SHINING, GOLD CASKET, THE BODY OF RAYSHARD BROOKS ARRIVED AT ATLANTA'S EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH, WHERE DR

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR, ONCE SERVED AS PASTOR HIS DAUGHTER WILL SPEAK AT BROOKS' MEMORIAL SERVICE PEOPLE WAITING, AT TIMES IN THE RAIN, TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS >> IT'S ABOUT A STAND OF SOLIDARITY, VERSUS WHITE VERSUS BLACK COP VERSUS NON-COP IT'S HUMANITY VERSUS INHUMANITY >> BROOKS, WHO DIED TEN DAYS AGO DURING A POLICE ENCOUNTER IN A WENDY'S PARKING LOT, HAS BECOME THE LATEST RALLYING CRY FOR THOSE DEMANDING POLICE REFORM

IN ATLANTA, THE CITY'S POLICE DEPARTMENT ACKNOWLEDGES A HIGHER THAN AVERAGE NUMBER OF OFFICERS CALLING OUT SICK FOLLOWING LAST WEEK'S CHARGES AGAINST FORMER OFFICER GARRETT ROLFE AND OFFICER DEVIN BROSNAN >> EXPLANATION FOR CALLING OUT SICK VARY, AND INCLUDE OFFICERS QUESTIONING THEIR TRAINING OFFICERS BEING CHALLENGED AND ATTACKED AND UNEASE ABOUT OFFICERS SEEING THEIR COLLEAGUES CRIMINALLY CHARGED, SO QUICKLY >> THIS, AS DEPARTMENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY FACE INCREASED SCRUTINY THIS VIDEO SHOWS AN NYPD OFFICER APPEARING TO USE A CHOKEHOLD WHILE MAKING AN ARREST >> STOP CHOKING HIM, BRO >> JUST DAYS AFTER CHOKEHOLDS WERE OUTLAWED IN THE STATE WITHIN HOURS, THAT OFFICER, SUSPENDED WITHOUT PAY

>>THAT PERSON WAS DEALT, SWIFTLY, WITH WAS SUSPENDED AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO TREAT THAT SERIOUSLY AND CONTINUE TO EMPHASIZE IT, IN TRAINING >> AND BACK HERE, IN ATLANTA, THE OFFICER CHARGED WITH BROOKS' MURDER IS SET TO HAVE HIS BOND HE >>> A MASSIVE CLOUD OF DUST FROM THE SAHARA DESERT IS SLOWLY MOVING TO THE UNITED STATES AND HEALTH OFFICIALS, THEY WORRY THAT IT WILL IMPACT THOSE BATTLING RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS, ESPECIALLY COVID-19

WARNINGS WERE ISSUED FOR PEOPLE TO STAY INSIDE AND USE AIR FILTERS AFTER THE CLOUD CAUSED AIR QUALITY TO JUMP TO HAZARD — HAZARDOUS LEVELS THE CLOUD IS EXPECTED TO REACH THE US LATER THIS WEEK >> WELL, UP IN THE CLOUDS AS MORE PEOPLE BEGIN FLYING AGAIN, ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S BUSIEST AIRPORTS IS ROLLING OUT NEW TECHNOLOGY TO KEEP FLYERS SAFE NBC'S GADI SCHWARTZ HAS THE DETAILS >> AT LAX'S INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL, A NEW LAYER OF SCREENING JUST BEFORE THE TSA CHECKPOINT A THERMAL IMAGINE SCANNER

ALL MAKING A TEMPERATURE READING WITHIN MILLISECONDS AND ANYONE WITH A TEMPERATURE ABOVE 1004 WILL THEN BE APPROACHED FOR A SECONDARY SCREENING AND IF THEY HAVE A FEVER, THEY'LL BE ASKED NOT TO FLY, WHILE INFORMATION ON ARRIVING PASSENGERS SHOWING FEVERS WILL BE PASSED ON TO THE CDC THE ROLLOUT, THE BIGGEST INFRARED SCREENING PROGRAM YET BUT SIMILAR TO WHAT'S ALREADY BEING USED IN ASIA AND ACROSS EUROPE BUT HEALTH EXPERTS IN THE UNITED STATES WARN THE NEW TECHNOLOGY ISN'T FOOLPROOF >> IT WILL NOT STOP ANY ASYMPTOMATIC CARRIERS BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE FEVER, TO SPEAK OF

>> SINCE THE EARLY DAYS OF THE STATE LOCKDOWNS, AIR TRAVEL IS UP 300% BUT STILL, JUST A FRACTION OF WHAT IT WAS LAST YEAR FOR NOW, THE PROGRAM AT LAX COMES WITH LIMITATIONS, DURING ITS TESTING PHASE IMAGES WON'T BE STORED AND DEPARTING PASSENGERS WITH FEVERS WILL ONLY BE ADVISED NOT TO FLY >> WE'RE NOT GOING TO STOP THEM FROM TRAVELING AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO TELL THE AIRLINES THAT THEY HAVE A FEVER

WE'RE JUST GOING TO GIVE THEM THIS ADVICE, AND LET THEM CONTINUE ON THEIR JOURNEY >> ALL COMING AS AIRLINES HAVE STRUGGLED WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MANDATORY MASK WEARING ON FLIGHTS FOR MONTHS NOW, OFFICIALS HOPING A NEW LAYER OF SCREENING WILL ADD ADDITIONAL PROTECTION, AND COULD BE A SIGN OF WHAT'S TO >>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE I DO WANT TO TALK ABOUT THAT DUST THAT'S COMING OFF THE WEST OF COAST OF AFRICA YOU CAN SEE IT'S MAKING ITS WAY ACROSS PUERTO RICO RIGHT NOW LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE OF THESE TWO PHOTOS THE >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES, AN NYPD OFFICER HAS BEEN SUSPENDED, WITHOUT PAY, FOR USINGS AN APPARENT CHOKEHOLD WHILE DETAINING A SUSPECT VIDEO CAUGHT OFFICER DAVID AFANADOR AND OTHER OFFICERS PINNING DOWN A SUSPECT IN ROCKAWAY BEACH BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE RELEASED BY POLICE REVEALED THE SUSPECT AND OTHER MEN WERE SHOUTING INSULTS AT THE OFFICERS FOR 11 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE CHOKEHOLD IT ISN'T THE FIRST TIME HE IS SIDELINED BACK IN 2014, HE WAS CRIMINALLY CHARGED FOR ALLEGEDLY PISTOL WHIPPING A TEENAGE SUSPECT, KNOCKING OUT HIS TWO FRONT TEETH HE WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY

>> AFTER A PAIR OF WEEKEND SHOOTINGS, A PROTEST ZONE IN SEATTLE WILL BE DISMANTLED CITY OFFICIALS HAVE ORDERED PROTESTORS TO LEAVE THE SELF-DECLARED CAPITOL HILL ORGANIZED PROTEST ZONE, AFTER SHOOTINGS THAT LEFT ONE PERSON DEAD AND TWO INJURED IT'S NOT CLEAR IF THE VIOLENCE WAS CONNECTED TO THE PROTEST SEATTLE'S MAYOR SAID IT'S TIME FOR PEOPLE TO GO HOME SHE ALSO SAID THERE'S NO FIRM TIMELINE FOR RETURNING TO AN ABANDONED POLICE STATION WITHIN THE ZONE OFFICIALS ARE WORKING WITH BLACK-LED ORGANIZATIONS AND PARTNERS IN DEESCALATION TO GET THE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE TO CLEAR OUT OF THE ROUGHLY SIX-BLOCK AREA >> CAESAR'S ENTERTAINMENT IS OFFERING CASINO CUSTOMERS $20 WORTH OF FREE PLAY JUST FOR WEARING A MASK THE NEVADA GAMING CONTROL BOARD ONLY REQUIRES PEOPLE AT TABLE GAMES TO WEAR A MASK BUT THE COMPANY IS HOPING TO ENCOURAGE GUESTS TO WEAR FACE MASKS AND COVERINGS IN ALL AREAS >> NOW, TO THE SUPERSTARS OF THE SPORTS WORLD TAKING A STAND FOR CHANGE HERE'S NBC'S JOE FRYER >> AS STADIUMS AND BALLPARKS SIT EMPTY, THE STREETS ARE FILLED WITH PROTESTS

>> THE ONLY THING THAT MUST DIE IS RACISM BLACK LIVES MATTER >> IT'S WHY THE HOSTS OF THIS YEAR'S VIRTUAL ESPYS FOCUS ON THE NAMES OF GEORGE FLOYD, BREONNA TAYLOR, AND MORE >> TRUST US, WE KNOW THAT SPORTS ARE IMPORTANT IT'S WHY WE'RE GATHERED HERE TONIGHT

BUT DO BLACK LIVES MATTER TO YOU, WHEN THEY'RE NOT THROWING TOUCH DOWNS, GRABBING REBOUNDS, SERVING ACES >> THE SHOW HIGHLIGHTED ATHLETES WHO HAVE LONG FOUGHT FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE LEGENDS LIKE JACKIE ROBINSON AND MOHAMMED ALI, CALLING 2020 THE TIPPING POINT >> THIS IS THE TIPPING POINT >> THERE'S NO GOING BACK THERE'S NO INCHING FORWARD THE TIME IS NOW >> WITH SPORTS ON PAUSE, THE ACTUAL AWARDS HONORED LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE OVER ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS LIKE BOXER CLIM CLAVEL, WITH HER FIGHTS CANCELLED, SHE RETURNED TO NURSING TO FIGHT CORONAVIRUS

>> I CAN SAY THAT THE PANDEMIC IS MY MAIN EVENT >> FOR SO MANY ATHLETES RIGHT NOW, SUCCESS IS BIGGER THAN WHO HAS THE MOST SUPER BOWL WINS, WORLD SERIES RINGS, OR STANLEY CUPS IT'S ABOUT EQUALITY JOE FRYER, NBC NEWS >> FOR A LONG TIME, IT WAS DANGEROUS FOR PLAYERS BRANDS, YOU KNOW >>> THE SUMMER SURGE THE NEW CORONAVIRUS HOTSPOTS EMERGING WITH NEARLY HALF OF THE NATION REPORTING A SPIKE IN CASES AND THE LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE FORMER EPICENTER, AS NEW YORK MOVES TO REOPEN

>>> CHAOS IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL NEARLY ONE MONTH AFTER THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD PROTESTORS CLASH WITH POLICE AFTER TRYING TO TOPPLE A STATUE OF FORMER PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON >> A DRAMATIC ESCALATION IN THE WAR OF WORDS BETWEEN JOHN BOLTON AND PRESIDENT TRUMP AS THE FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR'S SCATHING NEW MEMOIR HITS SHELVES >> AND THE GOLDEN GLOBE GOES TO A NEW DATE THE PANDEMIC PUSHES BACK ANOTHER AWARD CEREMONY

>> A HARD-EARNED HOMECOMING THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF SURVIVAL FOR BRITAIN'S YOUNGEST CORONAVIRUS PATIENT "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GOOD TUESDAY MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA >> AND I'M FRANCES RIVERA THE CORONAVIRUS IS RESURGING MARKING NEW HOTSPOTS IN THE UNITED STATES

CASES ARE UP IN NEARLY HALF THE COUNTRY HEALTH EXPERTS SAY THE SPIKES ARE TRACED TO MEMORIAL DAY, WHEN OFFICIALS BEGAN LIFTING RESTRICTIONS AFTER A WEEK OF RECORD-BREAKING SPIKES, FLORIDA COULD BE THE NEXT EPICENTER OF COVID-19 OUR KARI SANDERS HAS THE LATEST >> FRANCES, BECAUSE FLORIDA DOES NOT HAVE UNIFORM RULES, CITIES HAVE NOW TAKEN IT ON THEIR OWN TO ESTABLISH REGULATIONS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS MIAMI, MIAMI BEACH, ALL SEVEN CITIES IN SOUTH FLORIDA, NOW REQUIRING ANYBODY WHO IS OUTSIDE, LEAVING YOUR HOUSE JUST TO GO TO YOUR CAR OR GOING FROM YOUR CAR TO THE SEVEN 11, IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE IN PUBLIC, EVEN IF NOBODY IS NEARBY, YOU MUST WEAR A MASK

>> FLORIDA BROKE AN UNWANTED RECORD NOW WITH MORE THAN 100,000 CASES OF CORONAVIRUS DOCTORS SAY IN A STATE WITHOUT UNIFORM WARS, IRULES, INCLUDINGR MASKS, THIS WAS INEVITABLE BUT THERE IS A SHIFT IN WHO IS GETTING SICK THE AVERAGE NOW, 37 YEARS OLD >> WE ARE SEEING A MAJOR SHIFT IN THIS DIRECTION, WITH THIS LARGE 20 TO 30-YEAR-OLD POPULATION MOSTLY, ASYMPTOMATIC >> ABSENT STATE RULES, SOME FLORIDA CITIES LIKE MIAMI AND TAMPA, NOW MANDATING MASKS >> HERE, A FARMING COMMUNITY, ONE IN 25 PEOPLE RECENTLY TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS MOSTLY, MIGRANT FARM WORKERS, WHO ARE NOW HEADED NORTH FOLLOWING THE HARVESTS >> NORTH CAROLINA ON EDGE WITH A STEADY RISE IN CASES 870 NOW HOSPITALIZED

>> OUR NUMBERS OF HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS REQUIRING OXYGEN, AS WELL AS THOSE WHO ARE REQUIRING LIFE SUPPORT, IS RISING IT'S VERY OVERWHELMING >> NATIONWIDE, 23 STATES, NEARLY HALF THE COUNTRY, ARE SEEING AN INCREASE IN CASES OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS EIGHT OF THOSE STATES, SEEING A SPIKE OF 100% OR MORE NEW CASES IN GEORGIA, THE LARGEST GROUP TESTING POSITIVE, NOW BETWEEN THE AGE OF 18 AND 29 >> WE'RE NOW BEGINNING TO SEE MORE OF A YOUNGER POPULATION AND WHAT THAT CAUSES, AS A NATION, AS YOU CAN SEE, IS OUR CASES ARE GOING UP BUT OUR DEATHS ARE GOING DOWN

>> WHILE IN TEXAS, NEW MANDATES AFTER A SURGE IN HOSPITALIZATIONS OVER THE WEEKEND NBC'S MORGAN CHESKY IS THERE >> IN AN EFFORT TO CURVE THE RECENT SPIKE IN CASES, MANDATORY MASK POLICIES ARE NOW POPPING UP IN DALTLAS AND OTHER CITIES MEANWHILE, OFFICIALS HAVE SHUT DOWN AT LEAST A DOZEN OVERCROWDED BARS >> WITH RISING CASES IN HOSPITALS IN ARIZONA, NURSES FROM COLORADO, NOW HEADING THERE TO HELP >> THEY TRAVELED FROM PHOENIX TO COLORADO TO HELP US

AND SO, WHEN THE NEED AROSE, IT JUST — IT WAS KIND OF A NO BRAINER >> A PUBLIC HEALTH BALANCING ACT, WHERE FINDING FOOTING REMAINS AN INDELICATE SILENCE >> THE MAYORS IN THOSE SEVEN SOUTH FLORIDA CITIES THAT ARE REQUIRING MASKS IN PUBLIC EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT NEAR ANYBODY, SAY FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT WEARING MASKS, THE POLICE WILL ENFORCE THE RULES FRANCES >> ALL RIGHT KARI, THANK YOU

>> NEW YORK CITY, WHICH WAS HIT VERY HARD BY THIS VIRUS, HAS REACHED A MAJOR MILESTONE PHASE TWO OF THE REOPENING PROCESS IS UNDERWAY A SMALL CROWD FORMED OUTSIDE OF THE FAMOUS MACY'S HERALD SQUARE FLAGSHIP STORE, WAITING FOR IT TO REOPEN THE FIRST TIME IN MONTHS NOW THAT THE IN-PERSON RETAIL SALES HAVE RESUMED THIS WEEK PHASE TWO ALSO MEANS BARBERSHOPS ARE BACK IN BUSINESS WORKERS ARE RETURNING TO OFFICE SPACE JOBS AND KIDS ARE ALLOWED IN PUBLIC PLAYGROUNDS ANOTHER BIG DEVELOPMENT

RESTAURANTS CAN BEGIN OUTDOOR DINING SERVICES MAYOR BILL de BLASIO MARKED THE FIRST NIGHT OF PHASE TWO BY GOING OUT TO DINNER WITH HIS WIFE THE COUPLE SAT DOWN AT MELBA'S RESTAURANT IN HARLEM >> A SCATHING PORTRAYAL ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP BY HIS OWN FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR HITS SHELVES TODAY JOHN BOLTON'S NEW MEMOIR IS ALREADY THE TOP SELLER ON AMAZON, AFTER SURVIVING A SECURITY REVIEW AND LEGAL CHALLENGE FROM THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT BUT BOLTON'S BOOK IS JUST ONE OF THE MOUNTING PROBLEMS FOR THE PRESIDENT, WHO'S STILL FACING BLOWBACK FROM SATURDAY'S RALLY IN TULSA NBC'S ALICE BARR HAS MORE >> Reporter: THE WHITE HOUSE IN RECOVERY MODE, AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN RELAUNCH OVER THE WEEKEND FAILED TO FILL A 19,000-SEAT ARENA IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA DESPITE BOASTS OF HAVING A MILLION RSVPs A TEENAGE ARMY OF K-POP MUSIC FANS AND TIKTOK SOCIAL MEDIA USERS CLAIMED VICTORY FOR SENDING IN BOGUS TICKET REQUESTS, NEVER INTENDING TO GO

>> I'M SO EXCITED TO NOT GO >> INSTEAD OF A POSITIVE HEADLINE FROM THE RALLY, THE PRESIDENT DRAWING SHARP CRITICISM OVER A CLAIM THAT HE PURPOSELY SLOWED DOWN CORONAVIRUS TESTING >> WHEN YOU DO TESTING TO THAT EXTENT, YOU'RE GOING TO FIND MORE PEOPLE YOU'RE GOING TO FIND MORE CASES SO I SAID TO MY PEOPLE, SLOW THE TESTING DOWN, PLEASE

>> THE PRESIDENT'S TEAM, DISMISSING THE COMMENTS AS A JOKE THOUGH, HE SAID SOMETHING SIMILAR IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE SCRIPTS TV REPORTER >> IF IT DID SLOW DOWN, FRANKLY, I THINK WE'RE WAY AHEAD OF OURSELVES, IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH WE'VE DONE TOO GOOD A JOB >> TOP SENATE DEMOCRATS ARE NOW ACCUSING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OF SITTING ON NEARLY $14 BILLION IN CONGRESSIONAL FUNDING FOR TESTING AND CONTACT TRACING >> WHY ISN'T THE MONEY DISTRIBUTED WHEN IT'S DESPERATELY NEEDED WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON? >> NO, ON THE CONTRARY THE PRESIDENT HAS LED THE WAY TO MAKE US THE LEADING COUNTRY IN THE WORLD ON TESTING

>> THE WHITE HOUSE ALSO PLAYING DEFENSE ON THE EVE OF THE OFFICIAL RELEASE OF FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON'S NEW TELL-ALL BOOK ABOUT HIS FORMER BOSS >> I HOPE IT WILL REMEMBER HIM AS A ONE-TERM PRESIDENT, WHO DIDN'T PLUNGE THE COUNTRY IRRETRIEVABLY INTO A DOWNWARD SPIRAL >> THE BOOK PORTRAYS PRESIDENT TRUMP AS WILLING TO TRADE FAVORS WITH FOREIGN ADVERSARIES, IF IT WOULD HELP HIM GET RE-ELECTED THE PRESIDENT SAYING BOLTON'S CLAIMS ARE LIES AND ACCUSING HIM OF TREASON, FOR PUBLISHING CLASSIFIED INFORMATION

IN WASHINGTON, ALICE BARR, NBC NEWS >>> THE HEAD OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY IS PREPARING TO SUBPOENA ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR, AFTER THE ABRUPT REMOVAL OF ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL PROSECUTORS IN THE COUNTRY THE US ATTORNEY FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, GEOFFREY BERMAN, HAS OVERSEEN SEVERAL HIGH-PROFILE CASES CONNECTED TO THE PRESIDENT NBC'S STEPHANIE GOSK HAS MORE >> Reporter: DEMOCRATS CALLING FOR AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE SUDDEN FIRING OF U

S ATTORNEY GEOFFREY BERMAN SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER WRITING A LETTER TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE INSPECTOR GENERAL >> OVER THE PAST TWO DAYS, THIS SORDID, HAM-HANDED PLOT BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AND ATTORNEY BARR >> THE SHAKEUP HAPPENED LATE FRIDAY ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR ANNOUNCED IN A PRESS RELEASE THAT BERMAN WOULD BE STEPPING DOWN FROM NEW YORK'S SOUTHERN DISTRICT BERMAN, QUICKLY, RESPONDING THAT HE HAD NO INTENTION OF RESIGNING

US ATTORNEYS ARE APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENT, WHO CAN REMOVE THEM, AT ANY TIME THE PRESIDENT FIRED BERMAN ON SATURDAY THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT WAS JUST A PERSONNEL MOVE, DESIGNED TO FIND A POSITION FOR OUTGOING SE

C CHAIRMAN CLAYTON >> WHEN BERMAN CHOSE TO RESPOND IN THE WAY THAT HE DID, HE CAME TO THE PRESIDENT AND THE PRESIDENT AGREED AND FIRED THIS INDIVIDUAL, MR BERMAN >> PRESIDENT TRUMP, APPEARING TO DISTANCE HIMSELF FROM THE DECISION ON SATURDAY >> WE HAVE A VERY CAPABLE ATTORNEY GENERAL SO THAT'S REALLY UP TO HIM I'M NOT INVOLVED

>> THE SURPRISE MOVE LED TO DEMOCRATIC ACCUSATIONS THAT THE WHITE HOUSE WAS TRYING TO OBSTRUCT ONGOING INVESTIGATIONS IN NEW YORK SOUTHERN DISTRICT AN OFFICE THAT HAS LOOKED INTO PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CLOSEST ALLIES IN THE PAST INCLUDING PERSONAL ATTORNEYS RUDY GIULIANI AND MICHAEL COHEN BUT CLAYTON IS UNLIKELY TO BE CONFIRMED BY THE SENATE BEFORE NOVEMBER'S ELECTION THE ACTING U

S ATTORNEY NOW IS AUDREY STRAUSS, A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT, WHO WAS BERMAN'S DEPUTY MEANING, ANY CURRENT INVESTIGATIONS ARE SET TO PROCEED >> SEVERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT SOURCES TELL NBC NEWS THAT THERE ARE NO UNANNOUNCED INVESTIGATIONS THAT THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK IS WORKING ON THAT COULD HAVE TRIGGERED THIS FIRING >> OUR THANKS TO STEPHANIE GOSK FOR THAT REPORT >>> HAPPENING TODAY, THE FAMILY OF RAYSHARD BROOKS WILL SAY THEIR FINAL GOOD-BYES

A PRIVATE FUNERAL WILL BE HELD FOR THE 27-YEAR-OLD, WHO WAS FATALLY SHOT BY A WHITE POLICE OFFICER IN A WENDY'S PARKING LOT IN ATLANTA ON MONDAY, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC LINED UP TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS TO BROOKS AT A PUBLIC VIEWING THE EVENT WAS HELD AT THE EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH, WHERE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR, WAS A CO-PASTOR BROOKS' DEATH SPARKED NATIONWIDE OUTRAGE AND PROTESTS, AND LED TO THE ARREST AND CHARGES FOR THE TWO OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE INCIDENT THE DAUGHTER OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR, REVEREND BERNICE KING, IS EXPECTED TO SPEAK AT TODAY'S CLOSED FUNERAL >>> A NEW BRUSH FIRE OUTSIDE OF PHOENIX HAS — HAS BURNED NEARLY 4,000 ACRES

ADDING TO THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF ACRES ALREADY ON FIRE IN ARIZONA THE CENTRAL FIRE, FUELED BY DRIED BRUSH AND TALL GRASS BEGAN SATURDAY ON STATE LAND, BUT HAS SINCE MOVED INTO THE TONTO NATIONAL FOREST REGION AND CONTINUES TO MOVE NORTHEAST IT'S CURRENTLY 0% CONTAINED WITH OVER 150 FIREFIGHTERS WORKING TO PUT IT OUT, ACCORDING TO THE US FOREST SERVICE

>> THEY CAN USE ALL THE HELP THEY CAN GET SO LET'S SEE IF THE WEATHER IS GOING TO COOPERATE HERE'S NBC METEOROLOGIST, JANESSA WEBB HEY, JANESSA, GOOD MORNING >> HEY, TWOU, GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE AS YOU SAID, WE ARE REALLY SEEING THAT FIRE DANGER INCREASE FOR THE SOUTHWEST AND IT'S ALL DUE TO THE DRY CONDITIONS BUT WE DO HAVE SOME STORMS JUST TO THE EAST AND WE'RE WATCHING THAT THIS MORNING, FOR WEST TEXAS

YOU CAN SEE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS THEY ARE IN PLACE AS THE SQUALL LINE STARTS TO MAKE ITS WAY THROUGH NOW, THE ENHANCED RISK FOR SEVERE WEATHER WILL CONTINUE, UNFORTUNATELY, FOR NEW MEXICO THIS AFTERNOON WITH A SMALL AREA, AS WE HAVE A SERIES OF COLD FRONTS THAT ARE MAKING ITS WAY THROUGH THE AREA NOW, THIS WILL BE A GOOD BATCH OF RAIN FROM HOUSTON TO PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN LOUISIANA, WHERE THEY COULD SEE UP TO 2 TO 3 INCHES THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD EL PASO, TODAY, WE ARE GOING TO SEE A LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE BUT THE STORMS ARE GOING TO START TO SPARK THROUGH ACROSS NEW MEXICO THIS AFTERNOON EVEN, ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST, WE HAVE AN UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN FROM TAMPA ALL THE WAY IN TO ORLANDO

WATCHING THE SEVERE WEATHER ALSO, WATCHING THE TROPICS I'LL TALK ABOUT THAT COMING UP >> JANESSA, THANK YOU >>> THE GOLDEN GLOBES WHICH TRADITIONALLY AIRS ON NBC IN EARLY JANUARY IS MOVING TO FEBRUARY 28th OF 2021 THAT'S THE DATE THE OSCARS SURRENDERED LAST WEEK

THE ACADEMY MOVED THEIR AWAR >>> AND PROTESTS CONTINUE AROUND THE COUNTRY ON MONDAY, POLICE CLASHED WITH DEMONSTRATORS WHO WERE PROTESTING POLICE BRUTALITY NEAR THE WHITE HOUSE THE SCENE REPORTEDLY BROKE OUT AFTER THE GROUP ALLEGEDLY TRIED TO TOPPLE A BRONZE STATUE OF FORMER PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON ACCORDING TO "THE WASHINGTON POST," POLICE SWUNG BATONS AND SPRAYED A CHEMICAL IRRITANT TO BREAK UP THE CROWD, AFTER THEY TRIED TO PULL DOWN THE LAFAYETTE SQUARE STATUE WITH ROPES THE CHAOTIC SCENE PROMPTED A RESPONSE FROM THE PRESIDENT, WHO TWEETED HIS DISMAY AT THE ATTEMPT TO REMOVE THE STATUE SAYING, IN PART, NUMEROUS PEOPLE ARRESTED IN DC

FOR THE DISGRACEFUL VANDALISM IN LAFAYETTE PARK OF THE MAGNIFICENT STATUE OF ANDREW JACKSON >> TODAY IS PRIMARY DAY FOR VIRGINIA, NEW YORK, AND KENTUCKY AND THE NUMBER OF POLLING PLACES HAS BEEN SLASHED AMID THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC THE ENTIRE CITY OF LOUISVILLE WILL ONLY HAVE ONE PLACE TO VOTE LOUISVILLE HAS MORE THAN 600,000 RESIDENTS AND IT'S HOME TO KENTUCKY'S LARGEST BLACK POPULATION BUT LOCALLEADERS SAY THAT BETWEEN MAIL-IN BALLOTS AND EARLY VOTING, THE STATE IS ON TRACK FOR A RECORD TURNOUT NEW YORK HAS ALSO CONSOLIDATED POLLING PLACES, BUT ELECTION OFFICIALS SAY THEY'RE PROCESSING 11 TIMES MORE ABSENTEE BALLOTS THAN THEY DID IN 2016 >> DELTA AIRLINES WILL RESTART SERVICE BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA THIS WEEK IN A STATEMENT MONDAY, THEY SAID THAT THEY ARE THE FIRST US AIRLINE TO RECONNECT THE TWO DESTINATIONS SINCE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS TOOK OVER STARTING ON JUNE 25th, THOSE FLIGHTS WILL BE OPERATING TWICE PER WEEK AND WILL TRAVEL THROUGH SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, BEFORE REACHING SHANGHAI DELTA SAYS THEY ARE TAKING STRICT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS, INCLUDING ELECTROSTATIC SPRA IN THE AUDIENCE HERE FOR A STRING QUARTET IN SPAIN? THOSE ARE NOT PEOPLE THERE ARE ALMOST 3,000 PLANTS IN THE SEATS

THE ARTIST WHO ORGANIZED THE CONCERT SAID HE WAS INSPIRED BY NATURE WHILE IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE PANDEMIC THE PLANTS WILL BE DONATED TO FRONT LINE HEALTH WORKERS IN BARCELONA YOU SAY TALKING TO PLANTS IS ACTUALLY A GOOD THING FOR THEM I CAN IMAGINE EVEN MORE SO WITH MUSIC SOMETHING AS BEAUTIFUL AS THAT >> WHY NOT YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT A CELL PHONE GOING OFF >> NOPE

NO COUGHING, NO DISRUPTIONS >> NOW, TO A CRISIS IN OUR COUNTRY A STAGGERING RISE IN SUICIDE ATTEMPTS BY BLACK CHILDREN NBC'S RAHEMA ELLIS HAS ONE MOTHER'S HEARTBREAKING MESSAGE AND WE SHOULD NOTE IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN IN THE ROOM, SOME OF WHAT'S DISCUSSED HERE IS TROUBLING TO HEAR >> SO HAPPY >> FROM BIRTH, SEVEN WAS HIS PARENTS' JOY THE CHILD DOCTORS SAID TAMMY CHARLES COULDN'T HAVE

>> YOUR MIRACLE BABY, HUH? >> ABSOLUTELY I TOLD HIM OVER I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE ALWAYS DID >> BUT LAST YEAR, AT 10 YEARS OLD, THEY LOST HIM TO SUICIDE, IN THEIR HOME IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY >> WE TEACH OUR CHILDREN ABOUT STRANGER DANGER OR GUNS OR — OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF OUTWARD HURT THAT WE TRY TO PROTECT THEM FROM THIS IS ONE THAT WAS — I WAS BLINDSIDED BY BY 10 1/2-YEAR-OLD SON MY MIRACLE CHILD MY ONLY CHILD WAS DEAD >> A STUDY COMMISSIONED BY THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS SHOWS, IN RECENT YEARS, SELF-REPORTED SUICIDE ATTEMPTS BY BLACK TEENS INCREASED BY 73% THE RATE DECREASED FOR WHITE TEENS

BLACK CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 13 WERE TWICE AS LIKELY TO DIE BY SUICIDE THAN WHITE CHILDREN >> REALLY SHOCKING >> NYU PROFESSOR MICHAEL LINDSEY LED THE STUDY >> WHY IS THIS HAPPENING >> I THINK WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THE RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION THAT IS PREVAILING IN OUR SOCIETY THAT TRAUMA, I THINK, IS ENGENDERING A SENTENCE OF HOPELESSNESS FOR KIDS

WONDERING IF THEIR — IF THEIR LIFE REALLY MATTERS >> TAMMY ADVOCATED FOR HER SON, TRYING TO GET HIM HELP, AND WORKED WITH HIS SCHOOL AFTER, SHE SAYS, HE WAS BULLIED CALLED THE N WORD, AND CHOKED ON THE SCHOOL BUS, JUST MONTHS BEFORE HIS DEATH >> I MISS, MONTST, HIS SMILE I MISS CALLING HIS NAME

AND I MISS HEARING SOMEONE CALL ME MOMMY THAT IS WHAT I MISS THE MOST >> NATIONWIDE, BLACK AND BROWN CHILDREN ARE LESS LIKELY THAN NON-LATINO, WHITE CHILDREN, TO RECEIVE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PHILADELPHIA PSYCHOTHERAPIST McKNEM McNEIL IS TRYING TO CHANGE THAT >> WE REALLY WANT YOUNG FOLKS TO KNOW THAT THEY AREN'T ALONE NOW, MORE THAN EVER, OUR FOLKS ARE ACTUALLY OPEN TO THE HEALING AND WILLING TO GET THE HEALING >> HEALING, FOR TAMMY, IS SHARING HER SON'S STORY >> IF YOU DON'T HAVE CHILDREN, OR IF YOU DO, TELL THEM YOU ARE LOVED

YOU ARE IMPORTANT AND IF THERE'S ANYTHING THAT I CAN DO TO HELP YOU THROUGH, PLEASE, TELL ME TALK TO ME PLEASE >> HOPING OTHE >>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE ARE WATCHING A TROPICAL SYSTEM THAT POTENTIALLY COULD GO INTO A TROPICAL STOR >>> A BABY IN LONDON IS BEING HAILED AS BRITAIN'S YOUNGEST SURVIVOR OF COVID-19 EMMANUEL WAS BORN THREE MONTHS PREMATURE, CATCHING THE VIRUS WHILE IN INTENSIVE CARE HE RECOVERED AFTER DOCTORS GOT SPECIAL PERMISSION TO TREAT HIM WITH THE ANTIVIRAL DRUG REMDESIVIR NBC HAS THE REMARKABLE STORY >> BRITAIN'S YOUNGEST COVID-19 SURVIVOR, BABY EMMANUEL, FINALLY ALLOWED HOME AFTER A 47-DAY BATTLE FOR HIS LIFE

HIS MOTHER, EVELYN, FOREVER THANKFUL TO THE DOCTORS AND NURSES AT KINGS COLLEGE HOSPITAL IN LONDON >> I THINK I WAS THE HAPPIEST PERSON ON THAT TEAM >> ELATION AFTER THE KIND OF AGONY NO PARENT WANTS TO ENDURE EMMANUEL WAS BORN THREE MONTHS PREMATURE AFTER SURVIVING THAT, NURSES, THEN, HAD TO BREAK THE NEWS TO EVELYN THAT HER TINY SON HAD ANOTHER BATTLE ON HIS HANDS

SEPSIS AND COVID-19 >> SEEING MANY OF THEM COMING, I WAS LIKE, WHAT IS GOING ON AND THEN, ONE OF THEM WALKED TO ME AND THEN, SHE WAS LIKE, MOM, I'M SORRY WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS, WE MIGHT LOSE BABY EMMANUEL AND I'M LIKE, WHY? WHY? SO I PRAY A BIT AND THEN I CRY IT WAS JUST CRYING AND CRYING AND CRYING >> EVELYN WAS TOLD BY DOCTORS HERE AT KINGS COLLEGE HOSPITAL IN LONDON TO PREPARE FOR THE WORST, ON THREE SEPARATE OCCASIONS AND WITH HOPE FADING, THOSE DOCTORS TURNED TO A DRUG CALLED REMDESIVIR, TESTED, UNSUCCESSFULLY, FOR EBOLA PATIENTS USING IT ON BABY EMMANUEL, ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS

>> AT A TIME WHEN TRIALS FOR THE DRUG FOR COVID PATIENTS ARE STILL ONGOING, IT WAS A RISK >> IT WAS A TRICKY DECISION TO MAKE BECAUSE IT WAS THE FIRST TIME WE USED IT WE WERE NOT AWARE OF SIDE EFFECTS OF SUCH A YOUNG AGE AND WHERE THAT WILL HELP OR NOT I THINK IT MAY HAVE HELPED BUT I'M NOT CONVINCED, FROM THE DATA, RESEARCH DATA WHICH HAS BEEN PUBLISHED, THAT THIS IS A MAGIC DRUG

>> AND EVEN IF DOCTORS DON'T KNOW WHETHER REMDESIVIR WORKED, FOR EMMANUEL'S FAMILY, HIS RECOVERY WAS STILL A STROKE OF MAGIC >> THE NURSES ARE LIKE, MOM, YOU CAN SIT DOWN I SAID, NO, I JUST WANT TO LOOK AT THE BOY LYING DOWN BECAUSE IT'S A MIRACLE >> A RELIEF FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY, INCLUDING MORRIS, KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON HIS YOUNGER BROTHER, NOW BRITAIN'S YOUNGEST COVID-19 SURVIVOR HELENA HUMPHREY, NBC NEWS, LONDON >> BABY EMMANUEL IS LIKE I'M COMING IN THIS WORLD, AND I'M STAYING HERE, WHATEVER YOU BRING AT ME >> SEPSIS PREMATURE

AND COVID-19 WHAT A LITTLE FI >>> THE SUMMER HEAT GIVES WAY TO NEW CORONAVIRUS HOTSPOTS NEARLY HALF OF THE NATION GRAPPLING WITH A SURGE IN NEW CASES, AS SIGNS OF NORMALCY RETURN TO THE FORMER EPICENTER, NEW YORK CITY >>> A TENSE, NEW CHAPTER FOR THE WHITE HOUSE FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON'S SCATHING MEMOIR HITS SHELVES, SHINING A HARSH LIGHT ON PRESIDENT TRUMP >> REMEMBERING RAYSHARD BROOKS FAMILY AND FRIENDS PREPARE TO PAY THEIR FINAL RESPECTS, WHILE THE OFFICER WHO SHOT AND KILLED HIM PREPARES TO FACE A JUDGE >> PUTTING MONEY WHERE YOUR MASK IS WHERE ONE VEGAS IS LOWERING THE ODDS FOR SPREADING CORONAVIRUS "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GOOD MORNING, I'M FRANCES RIVERA

>> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA IN MANY STATES, SUMMER IS KICKING OFF WITH A DANGEROUS SURGE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES HOSPITALIZATIONS IN TEXAS SAW A MAJOR SPIKE OVER THE WEEKEND AND NURSES FROM COLORADO ARE TRAVELING TO ARIZONA, TO HELP OUT WITH THE STATE'S GROWING NUMBER OF PATIENTS AND, IN FLORIDA, THE NUMBER OF COVID CASES HAS NOW TOPPED 100,000 SEVEN CITIES ACROSS THAT STATE ARE NOW REQUIRING MASKS FOR ANYONE OUT IN PUBLIC MEANWHILE, IN NEW YORK CITY, THE MAYOR WENT OUT FOR DINNER, AS RESTAURANTS BEGAN OUTDOOR SERVICE FOR MORE ON NEW YORK'S RECOVERY, WE'RE JOINED NOW BY NBC'S GABE GUTIERREZ HEY, GABE, GOOD MORNING

>> PHILLIP, AFTER SEVERAL GRUELING MONTHS AND THE DEATH TOLL HERE IN NEW YORK STATE RISING TO ABOUT 800 A DAY, GOVERNOR CUOMO SAYS IT'S NOW DOWN TO ABOUT TEN AND NOW, PHASE TWO OF REOPENING IS UNDERWAY >> NEW YORK, THE ONE-TIME EPICENTER OF THE CORONAVIRUS HIT A MAJOR MILESTONE PHASE TWO OF REOPENING OUTDOOR DINING, RETAIL STORES, AND BARBERSHOPS ARE BACK >> FOR ME, I'M ECSTATIC I MEAN, I HAVE CABIN FEVER

>> PEREZ WAS AMONG THE SHOPPERS AT OLD NAVY'S FLAGSHIP >> WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS SINCE THE MOMENT WE LOCKED THE DOORS >> FOR SOME OFFICES, SEISMIC CHANGES >> SO AS WE'RE WALKING THROUGH RIGHT NOW, OUR TEMPERATURE IS BEING SCANNED >> THERMAL SCANNERS NOW FLAG EMPLOYEES WITH POTENTIALLY HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR MORE SCREENING, SCOTT, THE CEO OF RXR REALTY SHOWED US HOW — AND EMPLOYEE ARRIVAL TIMES ARE STAGGERED

>> IT KNOWS WHERE WE'RE GOING, AND IT ONLY ALLOWS FOUR PEOPLE >> SO THIS IS HOW THE WORKPLACE WILL LOOK FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE >> WE CALL THIS THE NEW ABNORMAL THIS PERIOD BETWEEN WHEN WE HAVE A VACCINE, AND WHEN WE HAVE TO WORK LIKE THIS YOU KNOW, COEXIST WITH THE CORONAVIRUS >> AT THE START OF THE CRISIS, WE VISITED MANHATTAN'S WEST WAY DINER SINCE THEN, BUSINESS HAS BEEN BRUTAL

>> WE HAD TO LET GO, TEMPORARILY, ALL OF OUR EMPLOYEES AND WE HAD TO SHUT DOWN A BUSINESS THAT'S BEEN HERE FOR OVER 30 YEARS PETE SET UP TABLES OUTSIDE >> IS THIS SUSTAINABLE >> IT'S NOT SUSTAINABLE AT ALL FOUR TABLES AREN'T GOING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE >> HE WONDERS WHETHER THE STATE WAITED TOO LONG TO REOPEN

THE GOVERNOR DEFENDED THE CAUTIOUS APPROACH >> FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE WORKS IT WAS — IT SAVED LIVES >> AND THE GOVERNOR SAYS HE'S NOW SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING RESTRICTING TRAVEL FROM OTHER STATES, LIKE FLORIDA, THAT ARE SEEING AN UPTICK IN COVID CASES PHILLIP >> ALL RIGHT, GRAABE THANK YOU

>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS HEADING TO ONE OF THE NATION'S BIGGEST CORONAVIRUS HOTSPOTS TODAY THE PRESIDENT IS HOLDING AN INDOOR RALLY IN ARIZONA, DESPITE A RECENT SURGE IN CASES THE NUMBER OF COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS IN THE STATE ARE AT A RECORD HIGH OUR CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT TRACIE POTTS HAS MORE AND, TRACIE, AN OMINOUS BACK DROP FOR TODAY'S VISIT >> WHAT WE IS THAT CORONAVIRUS IS SPREADING IN THAT STATE IS SO IS DEMOCRATIC INFLUENCE WITH THE STATE'S LARGE LATINO POPULATION THIS HAS LONG BEEN A REPUBLICAN STRONGHOLD PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS THERE LAST MONTH HE'S BACK THIS MONTH TO TRY TO DEAL WITH THAT WITH THE UPCOMING ELECTION NOW, THE CONCERN FOR TODAY, THE PRESIDENT'S DOING A BORDER VISIT

AND HE'S GOT THIS LARGE, INDOOR RALLY PLANNED STUDENTS FOR TRUMP THE LEADERS OF THAT MEGA CHURCH SAY THAT THEY'VE INSTALLED A SYSTEM THAT WILL KILL 99% OF CORONAVIRUS MEDICAL EXPERTS ARE SKEPTICAL ABOUT THAT AND AFTER SATURDAY'S RALLY, TWO TRUMP STAFFERS, TWO ADDITIONAL TRUMP STAFFERS WHO WERE THERE, HAVE TESTED POSITIVE THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS JUST JOKING ABOUT SLOWING DOWN TESTING BUT IN INTERVIEWS, HE SEEMS TO BE SUGGESTING THAT MAY NOT BE A BAD IDEA >> WE'RE DOING SO MUCH TESTING, 25 MILLION TESTS NOBODY — >> DID YOU ASK TO SLOW IT DOWN >> IF IT DID SLOW DOWN, FRANKLY, I THINK WE'RE WAY AHEAD OF OURSELVES, IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH WE'VE DONE TOO GOOD A JOB >> DEMOCRATS ARE QUESTIONING WHY $14 BILLION THAT HAD BEEN SET ASIDE FOR TESTING AND CONTACT TRACING HAS YET TO BE SPENT

TODAY, FEDERAL HEALTH EXPERTS ARE ON CAPITOL HILL OR TESTIFYING VIRTUALLY TO CONGRESS WITH AN UPDATE IN A JOINT STATEMENT, THEY ARE SAYING THAT THE PANDEMIC IS UNLIKELY TO GO AWAY SOON, AND COULD GET WORSE WITH FLU SEASON THIS FALL BACK TO YOU, FRANCES >> THAT IS EVERYONE'S FEAR ALL RIGHT, TRACIE THANK YOU >> A SCATHING PORTRAYAL OF PRESIDENT TRUMP BY HIS OWN FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR HITS SHELVES TODAY JOHN BOLTON'S NEW MEMOIR IS ALREADY THE TOP SELLER ON AMAZON AFTER SURVIVING A SECURITY REVIEW AND LEGAL CHALLENGE FROM THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT NBC'S GEOFF BENNETT HAS MORE >> Reporter: LESS THAN 24 HOURS BEFORE HIS BOOK HIT STORE SHELVES, JOHN BOLTON, AGAIN TAKING AIM AT HIS FORMER BOSS

>> THE BIGGEST FEAR I HAVE IS THAT HIS POLICYMAKING IS SO INCOHERENT, SO UNFOCUSED, SO UNSTRUCTURED, SO WRAPPED AROUND HIS OWN PERSONAL, POLITICAL FORTUNES THAT MISTAKES ARE BEING MADE THAT WILL HAVE GRAVE CONSEQUENCES FOR THE NATIONAL SECURITY OF THE UNITED STATES >> BOLTON ALSO SAYING HE WON'T VOTE FOR THE PRESIDENT >> I'M NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR HIM IN NOVEMBER CERTAINLY, NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR JOE BIDEN EITHER >> HOUSE DEMOCRATS SAY THEY'RE CONSIDERING CALLING BOLTON FOR NEW HEARINGS, WHILE SLAMMING HIM FOR REFUSING TO TESTIFY WITHOUT A SUBPOENA DURING THEIR IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS

>> TO THE LENGTH AND DEGREE THAT HE INDICTS DONALD TRUMP, HE ALSO INDICTS HIMSELF FOR COWARDICE AND FOR GREED >> PRESIDENT TRUMP HITTING BACK AT BOLTON CALLING HIS FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR A WACKO, GROSSLY INCOMPETENT, AND A LIAR MEANTIME, THE PRESIDENT IS ALSO FACING FRESH FALLOUT FROM HIS WEEKEND CAMPAIGN RALLY IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA FOR USING A RACIAL SLUR TO DESCRIBE THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS >> HAS MORE NAMES THAN ANY DISEASE IN HISTORY I CAN NAME KUNG FLU

THE CHINESE VIRUS >> THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN SAID TWO ADDITIONAL STAFFERS WHO WORKED ON THE TULSA RALLY HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER TO, AT LEAST, EIGHT THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKED ABOUT HIS EVENT TODAY AT AN ARIZONA MEGA CHURCH >> ALWAYS WORRIED ABOUT SAFETY WE WANT TO GET RID OF THIS THING >> MEANTIME, LEADERS OF THAT CHURCH IN AN ONLINE VIDEO, SAY THEY ARE USING NEW TECHNOLOGY THEY CLAIM KILLS CORONAVIRUS >> AND IT KILLS 99

9% OF COVID, WITHIN TEN MINUTES IT'S IONIZATION OF THE AIR, AND IT TAKES PARTICULATES OUT, AND COVID CANNOT LIVE IN THAT ENVIRONMENT >> BUT MEDICAL EXPERTS SAY EVEN IF IT WORKED, IT WOULD NOT PREVENT TRANSMISSION THROUGH COUGHING OR OTHER MEANS >> IONIZATION TECHNOLOGY, WHATEVER IT IS, IF IT'S NOT DIRECTLY BETWEEN YOUR FACE AND THE PERSON STANDING NEXT TO YOU, WHICH IS WHY WE REALLY, YOU KNOW, RECOMMEND THAT PEOPLE DON'T ATTEND MASS GATHERINGS >> WE REACHED OUT TO THE CHURCH FOR COMMENT SO FAR, NO RESPONSE BUT ORGANIZERS SAY THEY'RE REQUIRING FACE MASKS AT TODAY'S EVENT

PHILLIP >> GEOFF, THANK YOU >>> AND RACISM PROTESTS CONTINUE AROUND THE COUNTRY ON MONDAY, POLICE CLASHED WITH PROTESTORS WHO WERE PROTESTING POLICE BRUTALITY NEAR THE WHITE HOUSE THE SCENE REPORTEDLY BROKE OUT A AFTER THE GROUP ALLEGEDLY TRIED TO TOPPLE A BRONZE STATUE OF FORMER PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON ACCORDING TO "THE WASHINGTON POST," POLICE SWUNG BATONS AND SPRAYED A CHEMICAL IRRITANT TO BREAK UP THE CROWD, AFTER THEY TRIED TO PULL DOWN THE LAFAYETTE SQUARE STATUE WITH ROPES THE CHAOTIC SCENE PROMPTED A RESPONSE FROM THE PRESIDENT

HE TWEETED HIS DISMAY AT ATHE ATTEMPT TO REMOVED STATUE OF THE MAGNIFICENT STATUE OF ANDREW JACKSON >> IN ALABAMA, A MOVE SQUG DRAMATIC SHOW OF SOLIDARITY MONDAY AT THE TALLADEGA SPEEDWAY NASCAR, RALLYING AROUND BUBBA WALLACE, THE SPORT'S ONLY FULL-TIME BLACK DRIVER, ONE DAY AFTER A NOOSE WAS FOUND IN HIS GARAGE STALL THE FBI AND NASCAR ARE NOW INVESTIGATING NBC'S SAM BROCK IS AT TALLADEGA FOR US SAM, GOOD MORNING >> PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING WHAT WE SAW BEFORE THE GREEN FLAG TELLS YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NASCAR'S RESPONSE TO THIS ACT OF HATRED DRIVERS HUGGING BUBBA WALLACE, ONE BY ONE, AS THE INVESTIGATION HEADED BY THE FBI DEEPENS

IN A SIGN OF SOLIDARITY >> HAS RALLIED AROUND BUBBA WALLACE >> AND A REJECTION OF RACISM NASCAR DRIVERS WALK ALONGSIDE BUBBA WALLACE'S CAR, NUMBER 43, OVERCOME WITH EMOTION >> A DESPICABLE ACT BY SOMEONE >> LESS THAN 24 HOURS EARLIER, A NOOSE WAS DISCOVERED IN WALLACE'S GARAGE STALL PROMPTING THIS RESPONSE

I WILL NOT GIVE IN, NOR WILL I BACK DOWN I WILL CONTINUE TO PROUDLY STAND FOR WHAT I BELIEVE IN NASCAR, CONFIRMING TO NBC NEWS THAT NO FANS HAVE ACCESS TO THAT GARAGE ONLY A FEW ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL THE ORGANIZATION, VOWING TO INVESTIGATE AND DECLARING, WE ARE ANGRY AND OUTRAGED, AND CANNOT STATE STRONGLY ENOUGH HOW SERIOUSLY WE TAKE THIS HEINOUS ACT THE FBI'S ALREADY ON SCENE WITH THE US

ATTORNEY IN BIRMINGHAM, INVESTIGATING POSSIBLE VIOLATIONS OF FEDERAL LAW >> SHUT THESE HATERS UP >> THE RACE THE FIRST OPPORTUNITY FOR GENERAL-ADMISSION FANS TO GET BACK ON THE TRACK AND ALSO, THE FIRST TEST OF A CONFEDERATE FLAG BAN CHAMPIONED BY WALLACE AND UNVEILED BY NASCAR, JUNE 10th

>> IT'S NOT A RACE THING IT'S ABOUT WALKING INTO A — AN EVENT, AND FEELING UNCOMFORTABLE THAT'S IT >> FANS, ON THEIR PERSONAL PROPERTY, FAILING THAT TEST CONFEDERATE FLAGS FLAP NEXT TO POP-UP GIFT SHOPS AND ON TOP OF WINNEBAGOS WALLACE'S FELLOW DRIVERS VOICING ZERO TOLERANCE FOR ANY OF IT >> I CANNOT BELIEVE THE HATE THAT SOMEONE CAN HAVE IN THEIR HEART

>> DRIVERS BANDING TOGETHER BUBBA WALLACE, STANDING ANYWHERE BUT ALONE NASCAR'S PRESIDENT STEVE PHELPS SAYS IT WAS A MEMBER OF WALLACE'S TEAM WHO FIRST DISCOVERED THE NOOSE BUT THAT PHELPS, HIMSELF, WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO TELL WALLACE ABOUT IT HE SAID IT WAS A TOUGH MOMENT FOR HIM AND IT WAS A TOUGH MOMENT FOR ME PHILLIP, BACK TO YOU >> I CAN ONLY IMAGINE

SAM, THANK YOU >> TURN NOW TO NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB WITH A LOOK AHEAD FOR SWELTERING TEMPERATURES FOR SOME OF US LET'S SEE WHO IS GOING TO GET RELIEF AND WHO'S NOT GOOD MORNING >> HEY, GOOD MORNING FRANCES, YOU ARE EXACTLY RIGHT WE ARE WALKING OUTSIDE AND YOU'RE JUST GOING TO START SWEATING BECAUSE WE HAVE TEMPERATURES THAT ARE JUST ABOVE AVERAGE AND THIS IS SPARKING UP THE SEVERE WEATHER RISK ACROSS WEST TEXAS RIGHT NOW, SQUALL LINE THAT IS FORMING ACROSS THAT AREA SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS THAT ARE CURRENTLY IN PLACE

NOW, TODAY, THAT HEIGHTENED AWARENESS OF THE SEVERE WEATHER MOVES BACK TO NEW MEXICO WITH A SMALL SECTION OF THAT AREA UNDER SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS WITH DAMAGING WINDS THE PRIMARY THREAT THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD SO WE'RE GOING TO SEE A SANTA FE TODAY WITH SOME STORMY CONDITIONS, AND TEMPERATURES ARE GOING TO COOL DOWN BACK TO THE LOWER 80s FROM JACKSONVILLE TO SECTIONS OF THE MIDATLANTIC RALEIGH, DURHAM, TODAY IN THE LOWER 90s SO WITH THAT SWELTERING HEAT, THE TROPICS ARE ALSO PICKING UP TALK ABOUT THAT COMING UP

>> LOT TO WATCH ALL RIGHT, JANESSA, THANK YOU TIME NOW FOR TODAY'S QUICK HITS NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR PHIL MURPHY SAYS CASINOS IN ATLANTIC CITY CAN REOPEN AT 25% CAPACITY STARTING JULY 22nd ALL GUESTS AND WORKERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS >> AFTER MONTHS OF NEGOTIATIONS, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL MAY BE ON LOT THE ROAD TO STARTING THE SEASON

>> THEATER FANS WILL HAVE TO WAIT A LITTLE LONGER TO SEE THEIR FAVORITE PLAYS AND >>> TODAY, FAMILY AND FRIENDS WILL SAY THEIR FINAL GOOD-BYES TO 27-YEAR-OLD RAYSHARD BROOKS BROOKS, WHO WAS SHOT FATALLY BY A WHITE POLICE OFFICER IN ATLANTA WILL BE LAID TO REST IN A PRIVATE FUNERAL TODAY IT COMES ONE DAY AFTER MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC LINED UP TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS AT A PUBLIC VIEWING NBC'S BLAYNE ALEXANDER IS IN ATLANTA WITH MORE BLAYNE, GOOD MORNING >> WELL, PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING TO YOU THIS IS THE SECOND OF TWO DAYS OF EVENTS FOR RAYSHARD BROOKS UNLIKE YESTERDAY'S PUBLIC VIEWING, TODAY IS PRIVATE

OPEN ONLY TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS, BY INVITATION ONLY LYING IN A SHINING, GOLD CASKET, THE BODY OF RAYSHARD BROOKS ARRIVED AT ATLANTA'S EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH, WHERE DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR, ONCE SERVED AS PASTOR HIS DAUGHTER WILL SPEAK AT BROOKS' MEMORIAL SERVICE PEOPLE WAITING, AT TIMES IN THE RAIN, TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS >> IT'S ABOUT A STAND OF SOLIDARITY, VERSUS WHITE VERSUS BLACK COP VERSUS NON-COP IT'S HUMANITY VERSUS INHUMANITY

>> BROOKS, WHO DIED TEN DAYS AGO DURING A POLICE ENCOUNTER IN A WENDY'S PARKING LOT, HAS BECOME THE LATEST RALLYING CRY FOR THOSE DEMANDING POLICE REFORM IN ATLANTA, THE CITY'S POLICE DEPARTMENT ACKNOWLEDGES A HIGHER THAN AVERAGE NUMBER OF OFFICERS CALLING OUT SICK FOLLOWING LAST WEEK'S CHARGES AGAINST FORMER OFFICER GARRETT ROLFE AND OFFICER DEVIN BROSNAN >> EXPLANATION FOR CALLING OUT SICK VARY, AND INCLUDE OFFICERS QUESTIONING THEIR TRAINING OFFICERS BEING CHALLENGED AND ATTACKED AND UNEASE ABOUT OFFICERS SEEING THEIR COLLEAGUES CRIMINALLY CHARGED, SO QUICKLY >> THIS, AS DEPARTMENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY FACE INCREASED SCRUTINY THIS VIDEO SHOWS AN NYPD OFFICER APPEARING TO USE A CHOKEHOLD WHILE MAKING AN ARREST >> STOP CHOKING HIM, BRO

>> JUST DAYS AFTER CHOKEHOLDS WERE OUTLAWED IN THE STATE WITHIN HOURS, THAT OFFICER, SUSPENDED WITHOUT PAY >>THAT PERSON WAS DEALT, SWIFTLY, WITH WAS SUSPENDED AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO TREAT THAT SERIOUSLY AND CONTINUE TO EMPHASIZE IT, IN TRAINING >> AND BACK HERE, IN ATLANTA, THE OFFICER CHARGED WITH BROOKS' MURDER IS SET TO HAVE HIS BOND HEARING DURING THE SAME >>> A MASSIVE CLOUD OF DUST FROM THE SAHARA DESERT IS SLOWLY MOVING TO THE UNITED STATES

AND HEALTH OFFICIALS, THEY WORRY THAT IT WILL IMPACT THOSE BATTLING RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS, ESPECIALLY COVID-19 WARNINGS WERE ISSUED FOR PEOPLE TO STAY INSIDE AND USE AIR FILTERS AFTER THE CLOUD CAUSED AIR QUALITY TO JUMP TO HAZARD — HAZARDOUS LEVELS THE CLOUD IS EXPECTED TO REACH THE US LATER THIS WEEK >> WELL, UP IN THE CLOUDS AS MORE PEOPLE BEGIN FLYING AGAIN, ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S BUSIEST AIRPORTS IS ROLLING OUT NEW TECHNOLOGY TO KEEP FLYERS SAFE NBC'S GADI SCHWARTZ HAS THE DETAILS

>> AT LAX'S INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL, A NEW LAYER OF SCREENING JUST BEFORE THE TSA CHECKPOINT A THERMAL IMAGINE SCANNER ALL MAKING A TEMPERATURE READING WITHIN MILLISECONDS AND ANYONE WITH A TEMPERATURE ABOVE 1004 WILL THEN BE APPROACHED FOR A SECONDARY SCREENING AND IF THEY HAVE A FEVER, THEY'LL BE ASKED NOT TO FLY, WHILE INFORMATION ON ARRIVING PASSENGERS SHOWING FEVERS WILL BE PASSED ON TO THE CDC THE ROLLOUT, THE BIGGEST INFRARED SCREENING PROGRAM YET BUT SIMILAR TO WHAT'S ALREADY BEING USED IN ASIA AND ACROSS EUROPE BUT HEALTH EXPERTS IN THE UNITED STATES WARN THE NEW TECHNOLOGY ISN'T FOOLPROOF

>> IT WILL NOT STOP ANY ASYMPTOMATIC CARRIERS BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE FEVER, TO SPEAK OF >> SINCE THE EARLY DAYS OF THE STATE LOCKDOWNS, AIR TRAVEL IS UP 300% BUT STILL, JUST A FRACTION OF WHAT IT WAS LAST YEAR FOR NOW, THE PROGRAM AT LAX COMES WITH LIMITATIONS, DURING ITS TESTING PHASE IMAGES WON'T BE STORED AND DEPARTING PASSENGERS WITH FEVERS WILL ONLY BE ADVISED NOT TO FLY

>> WE'RE NOT GOING TO STOP THEM FROM TRAVELING AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO TELL THE AIRLINES THAT THEY HAVE A FEVER WE'RE JUST GOING TO GIVE THEM THIS ADVICE, AND LET THEM CONTINUE ON THEIR JOURNEY >> ALL COMING AS AIRLINES HAVE STRUGGLED WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MANDATORY MASK WEARING ON FLIGHTS FOR MONTHS NOW, OFFICIALS HOPING A NEW LAYER OF SCREENING WILL ADD ADDITIONAL PROTECTION, AND COULD BE A SIGN OF WHAT'S TO COM >>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE I DO WANT TO TALK ABOUT THAT DUST THAT'S COMING OFF THE WEST OF COAST OF AFRICA YOU CAN SEE IT'S MAKING ITS WAY ACROSS PUERTO RICO RIGHT NOW LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE OF THESE TWO PHOTOS THE TOP ONE, >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES, AN NYPD OFFICER HAS BEEN SUSPENDED, WITHOUT PAY, FOR USINGS AN APPARENT CHOKEHOLD WHILE DETAINING A SUSPECT VIDEO CAUGHT OFFICER DAVID AFANADOR AND OTHER OFFICERS PINNING DOWN A SUSPECT IN ROCKAWAY BEACH BODY CAMERA FOOTAGE RELEASED BY POLICE REVEALED THE SUSPECT AND OTHER MEN WERE SHOUTING INSULTS AT THE OFFICERS FOR 11 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE CHOKEHOLD IT ISN'T THE FIRST TIME HE IS SIDELINED BACK IN 2014, HE WAS CRIMINALLY CHARGED FOR ALLEGEDLY PISTOL WHIPPING A TEENAGE SUSPECT, KNOCKING OUT HIS TWO FRONT TEETH

HE WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY >> AFTER A PAIR OF WEEKEND SHOOTINGS, A PROTEST ZONE IN SEATTLE WILL BE DISMANTLED CITY OFFICIALS HAVE ORDERED PROTESTORS TO LEAVE THE SELF-DECLARED CAPITOL HILL ORGANIZED PROTEST ZONE, AFTER SHOOTINGS THAT LEFT ONE PERSON DEAD AND TWO INJURED IT'S NOT CLEAR IF THE VIOLENCE WAS CONNECTED TO THE PROTEST SEATTLE'S MAYOR SAID IT'S TIME FOR PEOPLE TO GO HOME SHE ALSO SAID THERE'S NO FIRM TIMELINE FOR RETURNING TO AN ABANDONED POLICE STATION WITHIN THE ZONE OFFICIALS ARE WORKING WITH BLACK-LED ORGANIZATIONS AND PARTNERS IN DEESCALATION TO GET THE HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE TO CLEAR OUT OF THE ROUGHLY SIX-BLOCK AREA >> CAESAR'S ENTERTAINMENT IS OFFERING CASINO CUSTOMERS $20 WORTH OF FREE PLAY JUST FOR WEARING A MASK THE NEVADA GAMING CONTROL BOARD ONLY REQUIRES PEOPLE AT TABLE GAMES TO WEAR A MASK BUT THE COMPANY IS HOPING TO ENCOURAGE GUESTS TO WEAR FACE MASKS AND COVERINGS IN ALL AREAS >> NOW, TO THE SUPERSTARS OF THE SPORTS WORLD TAKING A STAND FOR CHANGE

HERE'S NBC'S JOE FRYER >> AS STADIUMS AND BALLPARKS SIT EMPTY, THE STREETS ARE FILLED WITH PROTESTS >> THE ONLY THING THAT MUST DIE IS RACISM BLACK LIVES MATTER >> IT'S WHY THE HOSTS OF THIS YEAR'S VIRTUAL ESPYS FOCUS ON THE NAMES OF GEORGE FLOYD, BREONNA TAYLOR, AND MORE >> TRUST US, WE KNOW THAT SPORTS ARE IMPORTANT

IT'S WHY WE'RE GATHERED HERE TONIGHT BUT DO BLACK LIVES MATTER TO YOU, WHEN THEY'RE NOT THROWING TOUCH DOWNS, GRABBING REBOUNDS, SERVING ACES >> THE SHOW HIGHLIGHTED ATHLETES WHO HAVE LONG FOUGHT FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE LEGENDS LIKE JACKIE ROBINSON AND MOHAMMED ALI, CALLING 2020 THE TIPPING POINT >> THIS IS THE TIPPING POINT >> THERE'S NO GOING BACK THERE'S NO INCHING FORWARD THE TIME IS NOW

>> WITH SPORTS ON PAUSE, THE ACTUAL AWARDS HONORED LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE OVER ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS LIKE BOXER CLIM CLAVEL, WITH HER FIGHTS CANCELLED, SHE RETURNED TO NURSING TO FIGHT CORONAVIRUS >> I CAN SAY THAT THE PANDEMIC IS MY MAIN EVENT >> FOR SO MANY ATHLETES RIGHT NOW, SUCCESS IS BIGGER THAN WHO HAS THE MOST SUPER BOWL WINS, WORLD SERIES RINGS, OR STANLEY CUPS IT'S ABOUT EQUALITY JOE FRYER, NBC NEWS >> FOR A LONG TIME, IT WAS DANGEROUS FOR PLAYERS BRANDS, YOU KNOW, FOR EM >>> THE SUMMER HEAT NOT COOLING THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS

THE MAJOR HOT SPOTS EMERGING THIS MORNING AS FLORIDA PASSES A GRIM MILESTONE >>> WAVING OFF COVID-19 CONCERNS, PRESIDENT TRUMP GEARS UP FOR ANOTHER INDOOR RALLY TODAY AS HE TRIES TO TURN THE PAGE ON THE CONTROVERSY STIRRED UP BY THE NEW BOOK FROM JOHN BOLTON >>> AN iPHONE FACE-LIFT APPLE SHOWS OFF A SLEW OF NEW CHANGES COMING TO A DEVICE NEAR YOU >>> GOOD TUESDAY MORNING I'M PHILLIP MENA >> I'M FRANCES RIVERA

CORONAVIRUS RESEARCH IS MARKING NEW HOT SPOTS IN THE UNITED STATES CASES ARE UP IN NEARLY HALF THE COUNTRY HEALTH EXPERTS SAY THE SPIKES ARE TRACED TO MEMORIAL DAY WHEN OFFICIALS BEGAN LIFTING RESTRICTIONS AFTER A WEEK OF RECORD-BREAKING SPIKES, FLORIDA COULD BE THE NEXT EPICENTER OF COVID-19 OUR KERRY SANDERS STARTS US OFF >> Reporter: FRANCES, BECAUSE FLORIDA DOES NOT HAVE UNIFORM RULES, CITIES HAVE NOW TAKEN IT ON THEIR OWN TO ESTABLISH REGULATIONS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS MIAMI, MIAMI BEACH, HIALEAH, KEY BISCAYNE AND ALL SEVEN CITIES IN SOUTH FLORIDA NOW REQUIRING ANYBODY WHO IS OUTSIDE, LEAVING YOUR HOUSE TO GO TO YOUR CAR, GOING FROM YOUR CAR TO THE — IF YOU'RE OUTSIDE IN PUBLIC, EVEN IF NOBODY IS NEARBY, YOU MUST WEAR A MASK FLORIDA BROKE AN UNWANTED RECORD, NOW WITH MORE THAN 100,000 CASES OF CORONAVIRUS DOCTORS SAY IN A STATE WITHOUT UNIFORM RULES INCLUDING TO WEAR MASKS, THIS WAS INEVITABLE THERE HAS BEEN A SHIFT IN WHO IS GETTING SICK THE AVERAGE AGE NOW, 37 YEARS OLD

>> WE'RE SEEING A MAJOR SHIFT IN THIS DIRECTION, WITH THIS LARGE 20 TO 30-YEAR-OLD POPULATION, MOSTLY ASYMPTOMATIC >> Reporter: ABSENT STATE RULES, SOME FLORIDA CITIES LIKE MIAMI AND TAMPA NOW MANDATING MASKS HERE IN IMMOKKOLEE, A FARMING COMMUNITY, 105 RECENTLY TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS, MOSTLY MIGRANT FARM WORKERS WHO ARE NOW HEADED NORTH FOLLOWING THE HARVESTS NORTH CAROLINA ON EDGE WITH A STEADY RISE IN CASES, 870 NOW HOSPITALIZED >> OUR NUMBERS OF HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS REQUIRING OXYGEN AS WELL AS THOSE WHO ARE REQUIRING LIFE SUPPORT IS RISING IT IS VERY OVERWHELMING >> Reporter: NATIONWIDE, 23 STATES, NEARLY HALF THE COUNTRY, ARE SEEING AN INCREASE IN CASES OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS EIGHT OF THOSE STATES SEEING A SPIKE OF 100% OR MORE NEW CASES

IN GEORGIA, THE LARGEST GROUP TESTING POSITIVE NOW BETWEEN THE AGE OF 18 AND 29 >> WE'RE NOW BEGINNING TO SEE MORE OF A YOUNGER POPULATION, AND WHAT THAT CAUSES AS A NATION AS YOU CAN SEE IS OUR CASES ARE GOING UP, BUT OUR DEATHS ARE GOING DOWN >> Reporter: WHILE IN TEXAS, NEW MANDATES AFTER A SURGE IN HOSPITALIZATIONS OVER THE WEEKEND NBC'S MORGAN CHESKY IS THERE >> IN AN ORDER TO CURB THE RECENT SPIKE IN CASES, MANDATORY MASK POLICIES ARE POPPING UP IN DALLAS AND OTHER CITIES OFFICIALS SHUT DOWN AT LEAST A DOZEN OVERCROWDED BARS, PARTIALLY BLAMING THEM FOR SPREADING THE VIRUS

>> Reporter: WITH RISING CASES IN ARIZONA, NURSES FROM COLORADO NOW HEADING THERE TO HELP >> THEY TRAVEL FROM PHOENIX TO COLORADO TO HELP US WHEN THE NEED AROSE, IT WAS A NO BRAINER >> Reporter: A PUBLIC HEALTH BALANCING ACT, WHERE FIGHTING FOOTING REMAINS AN INDELICATE SCIENCE THE MAYORS IN THOSE SEVEN SOUTH FLORIDA CITIES THAT ARE NOW REQUIRING MASKS IN PUBLIC, EVEN IF YOU'RE NOT NEAR ANYBODY SAY FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT WEARING MASKS, THE POLICE WILL ENFORCE THE RULES

FRANCES? >> KERRY, THANK YOU >>> THE SCATHING PORTRAYAL OF PRESIDENT TRUMP BY HIS OWN FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER HITS SHELVES TODAY JOHN BOLTON'S NEW MEMOIR IS ALREADY THE TOP SELLER ON AMAZON AFTER SURVIVING A SECURITY REVIEW AND LEGAL CHALLENGE FROM THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT NBC'S JEGEOFF BENNETT HAS MORE >> Reporter: LESS THAN 24 HOURS BEFORE HIS BOOK HIT STORE SHELVES, JOHN BOLTON AGAIN TAKING AIM AT HIS FORMER BOSS >> THE BIGGEST FEAR I HAVE IS THAT HIS POLICYMAKING IS SO INCOHERENT, SO UNFOCUSED, SO UNSTRUCTURED, SO WRAPPED AROUND HIS OWN PERSONAL POLITICAL FORTUNES THAT MISTAKES ARE BEING MADE THAT WILL HAVE GRAVE CONSEQUENCES FOR THE NATIONAL SECURITY OF THE UNITED STATES >> Reporter: BOLTON ALSO SAYING HE WON'T VOTE FOR THE PRESIDENT >> I'M NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR HIM IN NOVEMBER

CERTAINLY NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR JOE BIDEN EITHER >> Reporter: HOUSE DEMOCRATS SAY THEY'RE CONSIDERING CALLING BOLTON FOR NEW HEARINGS, WHILE SLAMMING HIM FOR REFUSING TO TESTIFY WITHOUT A SUBPOENA DURING THEIR IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS >> TO THE LENGTH AND DEGREE THAT HE INDICTS DONALD TRUMP, HE ALSO INDICTS HIMSELF FOR COWARDICE AND FOR GREED >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP HITTING BACK AT BOLTON, CALLING HIS FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER A WHACKO, GROSSLY INCOMPETENT AND A LIAR THE PRESIDENT IS ALSO FACING FRESH FALLOUT FROM HIS WEEKEND CAMPAIGN RALLY IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA, FOR USING A RACIAL SLUR TO DESCRIBE THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS >> HAS MORE NAMES THAN ANY DISEASE IN HISTORY I CAN NAME KUNG FLU, THE CHINESE VIRUS >> Reporter: THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN SAID TWO ADDITIONAL STAFFERS WHO WORKED ON THE TULSA RALLY HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS, BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER TO AT LEAST EIGHT

THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKED ABOUT HIS EVENT TODAY AT AN ARIZONA MEGACHURCH >> ALWAYS WORRIED ABOUT SAFETY WE WANT TO GET RID OF THIS THING >> Reporter: LEADERS OF THAT CHURCH IN AN ONLINE VIDEO SAY THEY'RE USING NEW TECHNOLOGY THEY CLAIM KILLS CORONAVIRUS >> IT KILLS 999% OF COVID WITHIN TEN MINUTES IT IS IONIZATION OF THE AIR AND COVID CANNOT LIVE IN THAT ENVIRONMENT >> Reporter: MEDICAL EXPERTES SAY EVEN IF IT WORKS, IT WOULD NOT PREVENTION TRANSMISSION THROUGH COUGHING OR OTHER MEANS

>> IONIZATION TECHNOLOGY, WHATEVER IT IS, IF IT IS NOT DIRECTLY BETWEEN YOUR FACE AND THE PERSON STANDING NEXT TO YOU, WHICH IS WHY WE REALLY RECOMMEND THAT PEOPLE DON'T ATTEND MASS GATHERINGS >> Reporter: WE REACHED OUT TO THE CHURCH FOR COMMENT SO FAR NO RESPONSE, BUT ORGANIZERS SAY THEY'RE REQUIRING FACE MASKS AT TODAY'S EVENT PHILLIP? >> GEOFF, THANKS >>> THE HEAD OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY IS PREPARING TO SUBPOENA ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR AFTER THE ABRUPT REMOVAL OF ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL PROSECUTORS IN THE COUNTRY THE US

ATTORNEY FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK GEOFFREY BERMAN HAS OVERSEEN SEVERAL HIGH PROFILE CASES CONNECTED TO THE PRESIDENT STEPHANIE GOSK HAS MORE >> Reporter: DEMOCRATS CALLING FOR AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE SUDDEN FIRING OF US ATTORNEY GEOFFREY BERMAN, SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER WRITING A LETTER TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE INSPECTOR GENERAL >> OVER THE PAST TWO DAYS THIS SORDID HAM-HANDED PLOT BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AND ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR TO OUST A WELL RESPECTED U

S ATTORNEY PLAYED OUT IN PUBLIC VIEW >> Reporter: THE SHAKE-UP HAPPENED LATE FRIDAY ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR ANNOUNCED IN A PRESS RELEASE THAT BERMAN WOULD BE STEPPING DOWN FROM NEW YORK'S SOUTHERN DISTRICT BERMAN QUICKLY RESPONDING THAT HE HAD NO INTENTION OF RESIGNING US ATTORNEYS ARE APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENT, WHO CAN REMOVE THEM AT ANY TIME PRESIDENT FIRED BERMAN ON SATURDAY THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT WAS JUST A PERSONNEL MOVE DESIGNED TO FIND A POSITION FOR OUTGOING S

EC CHAIRMAN JAY CLAYTON >> BARR WAS WORKING ON A SMOOTH TRANSITION AND WHEN BERMAN CHOSE TO RESPOND IN THE WAY HE DID, HE CAME TO THE PRESIDENT AND THE PRESIDENT AGREED AND FIRED THIS INDIVIDUAL, MR BERMAN >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP APPEARING TO DISTANCE HIMSELF FROM THE DECISION ON SATURDAY

>> WE HAVE A VERY CAPABLE ATTORNEY GENERAL, SO THAT'S REALLY UP TO HIM I'M NOT INVOLVED >> Reporter: THE SURPRISE MOVE LED TO DEMOCRATIC ACCUSATIONS THAT THE WHITE HOUSE WAS TRYING TO OBSTRUCT ONGOING INVESTIGATIONS IN NEW YORK'S SOUTHERN DISTRICT AN OFFICE THAT HAS LOOKED INTO PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CLOSEST ALLIES IN THE PAST, INCLUDING PERSONAL ATTORNEYS RUDY GIULIANI AND MICHAEL COHEN BUT CLAYTON IS UNLIKELY TO BE CONFIRMED BY THE SENATE BEFORE NOVEMBER'S ELECTION THE ACTING US

ATTORNEY NOW IS AUDREY STRAUSS, A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT WHO WAS BERMAN'S DEPUTY, MEANING ANY CURRENT INVESTIGATIONS ARE SET TO PROCEED SEVERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT SOURCES TELL NBC NEWS THAT THERE ARE NO UNANNOUNCED INVESTIGATIONS, THAT THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK IS WORK ON THAT COULD HAVE TRIGGERED THIS FIRING >> THANKS TO STEPHANIE GOSK FOR THAT REPORT >>> HAPPENING TODAY, THE FAMILY OF RAYSHARD BROOKS WILL SAY THEIR FINAL GOOD-BYES A PRIVATE FUNERAL WILL BE HELD FOR THE 27-YEAR-OLD WHO WAS FATALLY SHOT BY A WHITE POLICE OFFICER IN A WENDY'S PARKING LOT IN ATLANTA ON MONDAY, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC LINED UP TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS TO BROOKS AT A PUBLIC VIEWING

THE EVENT WAS HELD AT THE EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH WHERE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR WAS A CO-PASTOR BROOKS' DEATH SPARKED NATIONWIDE OUTRAGE AND PROTESTS AND LED TO THE ARRESTS AND CHARGES FOR THE TWO OFFICERS INVOLVED THE DAUGHTER OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR REVEREND BERNICE KING IS EXPECTED TO SPEAK AT TODAY'S FUNERAL

CLOSED FUNERAL >>> THERE ARE CONCERNS ABOUT LONG LINES AS MORE STATES HOLD PRIMARIES TODAY THE NUMBER OF POLLING PLACES HAS BEEN DRAMATICALLY REDUCED AMID THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC KENTUCKY'S LARGEST CITY WILL ONLY HAVE ONE PLACE TO VOTE LOUISVILLE HAS MORE THAN 600,000 RESIDENTS AND IS HOME TO THE STATE'S LARGEST BLACK POPULATION, BUT LOCAL LEADERS SAY BETWEEN MAIL-IN BALLOTS AND EARLY VOTING, THE STATE IS ON TRACK FOR A RECORD TURNOUT NEW YORK ALSO HAS FEWER POLLING PLACES FOR TODAY'S ELECTIONS, BUT OFFICIALS SAY THEY'RE PROCESSING 11 TIMES MORE ABSENTEE BALLOTS THAN THEY DID IN 2016 >>> A NEW BRUSH FIRE OUTSIDE PHOENIX BURNED NEARLY 4,000 ACRES ADDING TO THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF ACRES ALREADY ON FIRE IN ARIZONA

THE CENTRAL FIRE FUELED BY DRY BRUSH AND TALL GRASS BEGAN SATURDAY ON STATE LAND, BUT SINCE MOVED INTO THE TONTO NATIONAL FOREST REGION AND CONTINUES TO MOVE NORTHEAST IT IS CURRENTLY ZERO PERCENT CONTAINED WITH OVER 150 PERSONNEL WORKING TO STOP THE FIRE, ACCORDING TO THE US FOREST SERVICE >>> MUCH OF THE COUNTRY FEELING THE HEAT OUT THERE WHAT IS IN STORE FOR TODAY LET'S ASK JANESSA WEBB GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING

THE HEAT, YEAH, IT CONTINUES TO BUILD ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST DRY CONDITIONS ALSO WINDS PICKING UP WE HAVE AN ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN THIS MORNING ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES ALSO WATCHING THE SQUALL LINE, IF YOU'RE IN THE DALLAS AREA, POTENTIALLY DAMAGING WIND GUSTS COMING THROUGH THAT AREA UP TO 70 MILES PER HOUR SO WATCHING THAT PRETTY CLOSELY AS PHILLIP SAID, THE DRY WEATHER WILL CONTINUE AND THE SEVERE WEATHER RISKS ACROSS NEW MEXICO WITH DAMAGING WIND GUST AND LARGE HAIL THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY >>> TUCSON, 106 TODAY, WOW, THE HEAT IS REALLY BUILDING AND THAT'S NOT NEAR RECORDS, IT IS SITTING AT SLIGHTLY ABOVE AVERAGE FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR OUT TOWARDS MONTGOMERY TO ATLANTA, IN THE MID-80s

>>> SO WATCHING THAT SEVERE WEATHER AND THE HEAT, IT IS GOING TO CONTI >>> PROTESTS IN SUPPORT OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY AND AGAINST RACISM AND CONTROVERSIAL STATUES CONTINUE ON MONDAY, POLICE CLASHED WITH DEMONSTRATORS WHO WERE PROTESTING POLICE BRUTALITY NEAR THE WHITE HOUSE THE SCENE REPORTEDLY BROKE OUT AFTER THE GROUP ALLEGEDLY TRIED TO TOPPLE A BRONZE STATUE OF FORMER PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON ACCORDING TO THE WASHINGTON POST, POLICE SWUNG BATONS AND SPRAYED A CHEMICAL IRRITANT TO BREAK UP THE CROWD AFTER THEY TRIED TO PULL DOWN THE LAFAYETTE SQUARE THAT CHSTATUE WITH ROPES THE PRESIDENT TWEETED HIS DISMAY SAYING IN PART, NUMEROUS PEOPLE ARRESTED IN DC

FOR THE DISGRACEFUL VANDALISM IN LAFAYETTE PARK OF THE MAGNIFICENT STATUE OF ANDREW JACKSON >>> IN ALABAMA, MOVING IN DRAMATIC SHOW OF SOLIDARITY MONDAY AT THE TALLADEGA SPEEDWAY NASCAR RALLYING AROUND BUBBA WALLACE, THE SPORT'S ONLY FULL TIME BLACK DRIVER ONE DAY AFTER A NOOSE WAS FOUND IN HIS GARAGE STALL THE FBI AND NASCAR ARE INVESTIGATING HERE'S NBC'S JAY GRAY WITH MORE

>> Reporter: ALL OF NASCAR'S DRIVERS HAVE RALLIED AROUND BUBBA WALLACE >> Reporter: BEFORE THE GREEN FLAG AT TALLADEGA, AN OVERWHELMING SHOW OF SUPPORT JUST A DAY AFTER A TEAM MEMBER FINDS A NOOSE IN THE GARAGE OF NASCAR'S ONLY FULL TIME BLACK DRIVER, BUBBA WALLACE, RESPONDING ONLINE, TODAY'S DESPICABLE ACT OF RACISM AND HATRED LEAVES ME INCREDIBLY SADDENED AND SERVES AS A PAINFUL REMINDER OF HOW MUCH FURTHER WE HAVE TO GO AS A SOCIETY AND HOW PERSISTENT WE MUST BE IN THE FIGHT AGAINST RACISM A FIGHT HE HAS LED IN THE SPORT TWO WEEKS AGO, PUSHING NASCAR TO BAN THE CONFEDERATE FLAG AT ALL EVENTS, BRANDING HIS CAR WITH A BLACK LIVES MATTER LOGO AND WEARING AND I CAN'T BREATHE T-SHIRT >> INCLUSION IS WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH HERE WE'RE TRYING TO — UNITY, BRING EVERYBODY TOGETHER AND ENJOY A SPORTING EVENT >> Reporter: STILL, THE FLAGS WERE SEEN OUTSIDE THE TRACK THIS WEEKEND AND OVERHEAD

>> THIS IS A DIFFICULT TIME FOR OUR SPORT BUT WE'RE GOING TO REACT SWIFTLY >> Reporter: IN A CONFERENCE CALL, NASCAR PRESIDENT STEVE PHELPS SAYS THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND FBI HAVE NOW JOINED THEIR INVESTIGATION AND THAT ANYONE WHO PLAYED A PART IN LEAVING THE NOOSE WILL BE BANNED FROM THE SPORT FOR LIFE >> THIS HAD TO BE AN INSIDE JOB BECAUSE THIS GARAGE WAS ONLY OPEN TO ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL, SO SOMEBODY ASSOCIATED WITH NASCAR LIKELY MAY HAVE BEEN THE CULPRIT >> Reporter: SHIFTING GEARS, CLEARLY DIFFICULT IN >>> IN TODAY'S QUICK HITS, NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR PHIL MURPHY SAYS CASINOS IN ATLANTIC CITY CAN REOPEN AT 25% CAPACITY STARTING JULY 2nd ALL GUESTS AND WORKERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS AND UNDERGO HEALTH SCREENINGS

>>> AFTER MONTHS OF NEGOTIATIONS, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL MAY BE ON THE ROAD TO STARTING THE SEASON ESPN IS REPORTING COMMISSIONER ROB MANFRED PLANS A 600-G-GAME SEASON THAT WOULD BEGIN AROUND JULY 4th >>> FANS MAY HAVE TO WAIT A LITTLE LONGER TO SEE THEIR FAVORITE PLAYS BROADWAY NEWS REPORTS THE GREAT WHITE WAY WILL STAY DARK UNTIL EARLY JANUARY WITH AN OFFICIAL DATE TO BE RELEASED LATER THIS WEEK >>> CRAZY TO THINK IF THAT HAPPENS, IT WILL BE NINE MONTHS SINCE — >> WE NEED A 2020 REDO A FULL ON REDO >> NOTTHE ROARING '20s, RIGHT? >>> APPLE IS KICKING OFF ITS ANNUAL WORLDWIDE DEVELOPER CONFERENCE, IT ANNOUNCES THEIR SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE UPDATES

BUT THIS YEAR'S CONFERENCE, IT LOOKS A LOT DIFFERENT LIZ McLAUGHLIN HAS THE LATEST >> WELCOME >> Reporter: APPLE'S CEO TIM COOK ADDRESSED AN EMPTY STADIUM TO KICK OFF THE COMPANY'S WORLDWIDE DEVELOPER CONFERENCE >> EVEN THOUGH WE CAN'T BE TOGETHER IN PERSON, IN SOME WAYS WE'RE GOING TO BE MORE TOGETHER THAN EVER

>> Reporter: THIS YEAR'S EVENT HELD VIRTUALLY FOR FIRST TIME DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC >> CHALLENGES HAVE BEEN MET WITH GREAT CREATIVITY AND IMPORTANT BREAKTHROUGHS >> Reporter: APPLE ANNOUNCING THE NEWEST DEVELOPMENTS INCLUDING IOS 14, FEATURING A NEW HOME SCREEN REDESIGN AND THE ABILITY TO USE MULTIPLE APPS AT ONCE APPLE ALSO ANNOUNCED IT WILL START MAKING ITS OWN PROCESSORS FOR MAC COMPUTERS, MARKING A SIGNIFICANT SHIFT IN THE COMPANY'S STRATEGY >> WE SEE THIS GENERALLY AS A MOVE THAT APPLE IS MAKING TO HAVE MORE CONTROL OVER THE QUOTE/UNQUOTE FULL STACK OF ITS TECHNOLOGY >> Reporter: THE COMPANY ALSO UNVEILED MASKED MEMOJIS AND HAND WATCHING DETECTION >> YOU'LL SEE A COUNTDOWN TO MAKE SURE YOU WASH AS LONG AS YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO >> Reporter: ACKNOWLEDGING THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 DURING THE KEYNOTE AND TAKING TIME TO ADDRESS RACIAL INJUSTICE >> WE MUST ALL AIM FAR HIGHER TO BUILD A FUTURE THAT LIVES UP TO OUR IDEALS >> Reporter: INCLUDING APPLE AND OTHER MAJOR TECH COMPANIES, WHICH HAVE ONLY SHOWN LOW SINGLE DIGIT INCREASES IN THE PERCENTAGE OF BLACK EMPLOYEES OVER THE PAST SIX YEARS

>> THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF INITIATIVES TO FIX THE PROBLEM THAT JUST HAVEN'T WORKED >> SILICON VALLEY IS STILL AN AREA OF MOSTLY WHITE MEN >> Reporter: A PROBLEM THAT A SOFTWARE UPDATE CAN'T FIX LIZ McLAUGHLIN, NBC NEWS >> NO BIGGER SIGN OF THE TIMES THAN A MASKED EMOJI >> WE HAVE T >>> HI, EVERYONE TAKING A LOOK AT OUR SAHARAN DUST OUTLOOK, COMING FROM WEST AFRICA IT WILL KEEP OUR TROPICAL SYSTEMS AT BAY FOR NOW IT IS GOING TO SPARK UP THESE AIR QUALITY CONCERNS, IT LOOKS LIKE IT WILL MAKE ITS WAY INTO THE SOUTHEAST BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON >>> IN TODAY'S TOP STORIES PRESIDENT TRUMP PLANS TO PUT A FREEZE ON VISAS FOR FOREIGN WORKERS FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR THE WHITE HOUSE CITED THE NEED TO PRESERVE JOBS AMID THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS SAY THE SUSPENSION WILL APPLY TO TECH WORKERS, LOW SKILLED JOBS AND SEVERAL OTHER VISA CATEGORIES THE TECH INDUSTRY IS ALREADY PUSHING BACK A FACEBOOK SPOKESPERSON SAYS KEEPING TALENT OUT OF THE COUNTRY WILL HURT OUR RECOVERY >>> AS MORE PEOPLE BEGIN FLYING AGAIN, ONE OF THE COUNTRY'S BUSIEST AIRPORTS IS ROLLING OUT NEW TECHNOLOGY TO KEEP FLYERS SAFE GADI SCHWARTZ SHOWS US HOW IT WORKS

>> Reporter: AT LAX'S INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL A NEW LAYER OF SCREENING JUST BEFORE THE TSA CHECKPOINT A THERMAL IMAGING CAMERA NOW SCANNING THOUSANDS OF PASSENGERS BOTH ARRIVING AND DEPARTING, ALL MAKING A TEMPERATURE READING WITHIN MILL SECONDS AND ANYONE WITH A TEMPERATURE ABOVE 1004 WILL HAVE A SECOND SCREENING IF THEY HAVE A FEVER THEY'LL BE ASKED NOT TO FLY AND INFORMATION WILL BE PASSED ON TO THE CDC

THE ROLLOUT, THE BIGGEST INFRARED SCREENING PROGRAM YET, BUT SIMILAR TO WHAT IS BEING USED IN ASIA AND ACROSS EUROPE BUT HEALTH EXPERTS IN THE UNITED STATES WARN THE NEW TECHNOLOGY ISN'T FOOLPROOF >> IT WILL NOT STOP ANY ASYMPTOMATIC CARRIERS THEY DO NOT HAVE FEVER TO SPEAK OF >> Reporter: SINCE THE EARLY DAYS OF THE STATE LOCKDOWNS, AIR TRAVEL IS UP 300%, BUT STILL JUST A FRACTION OF WHAT IT WAS LAST YEAR FOR NOW, THE PROGRAM AT L

AX COMES WITH LIMITATIONS DURING ITS TESTING PHASE IMAGES WON'T BE STORED AND DEPARTING PASSENGERS WITH FEVERS WILL ONLY BE ADVISED NOT TO FLY >> WE'RE NOT GOING TO STOP THEM FROM TRAVELING WE'RE NOT GOING TO TELL THE AIRLINES IF THEY HAVE A FEVER

JUST GOING TO GIVE THEM THIS ADVICE AND LET THEM CONTINUE ON THEIR JOURNEY >> Reporter: ALL COMING AS AIRLINES HAVE STRUGGLED WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING AND MANDATORY MASK WEARING ON FLIGHT FOR MONTHS NOW OFFICIALS HOPING A NEW LAYER OF SCREENING WILL ADD ADDITIONAL PROTECTION AND COULD BE A SIGN OF WHAT IS TO COME AT AIRPORTS IN THE FUTURE GADI SCHWARTZ, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES >> I SCRAPPED ALL MY TRIPS THIS YEAR THAT REQUIRES TRAVEL YOU GOT A TRIP COMING UP IN SEPTEMBER

SO FAR ALL SYSTEMS GO? >> NOT HOLDING MY BREATH AT THIS POINT BUT YOU NEVER KNOW LIKE GADI SAID, WILL THIS BE THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE LIKE 9/11 WE'RE USED TO THE SECURITY PRECAUTIONS WHEN WE GO TO THE AIRPORT, WILL WE BE SCANNED FROM HERE ON OUT? >> RESTAURANTS AND WORKPLACES AS WELL >> WE'LL SEE >> YEAH >>> THE GOLDEN GLOBES WHICH TRADITIONALLY AIRS ON NBC IN EARLY JANUARY IS NOW MOVING TO FEBRUARY 28th THAT'S THE DATE THE OSCARS SURRENDERED LAST WEEK IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ON APRIL 25th, THIS AWARDS SHOW WILL BE ON APRIL 25th

THE GLOBES ARE STILL SLATED TO BE HOSTED BY TINA FEY AND AM >>> THE SUMMER SURGE THE NEW CORONAVIRUS HOTSPOTS EMERGING WITH NEARLY HALF OF THE NATION REPORTING A SPIKE IN CASES AND THE LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE FORMER EPICENTER, AS NEW YORK MOVES TO REOPEN >>> CHAOS IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL NEARLY ONE MONTH AFTER THE KILLING OF GEORGE FLOYD PROTESTORS CLASH WITH POLICE AFTER TRYING TO TOPPLE A STATUE OF FORMER PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON >> A DRAMATIC ESCALATION IN THE WAR OF WORDS BETWEEN JOHN BOLTON AND PRESIDENT TRUMP

AS THE FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR'S SCATHING NEW MEMOIR HITS SHELVES >> AND THE GOLDEN GLOBE GOES TO A NEW DATE THE PANDEMIC PUSHES BACK ANOTHER AWARD CEREMONY >> A HARD-EARNED HOMECOMING THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF SURVIVAL FOR BRITAIN'S YOUNGEST CORONAVIRUS PATIENT "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GOOD TUESDAY MORNING, I'M PHILLIP MENA

>> AND I'M FRANCES RIVERA THE CORONAVIRUS IS RESURGING MARKING NEW HOTSPOTS IN THE UNITED STATES CASES ARE UP IN NEARLY HALF THE COUNTRY HEALTH EXPERTS SAY THE SPIKES ARE TRACED TO MEMORIAL DAY, WHEN OFFICIALS BEGAN LIFTING RESTRICTIONS AFTER A WEEK OF RECORD-BREAKING SPIKES, FLORIDA COULD BE THE NEXT EPICENTER OF COVID-19 OUR KARI SANDERS HAS THE LATEST >> FRANCES, BECAUSE FLORIDA DOES NOT HAVE UNIFORM RULES, CITIES HAVE NOW TAKEN IT ON THEIR OWN TO ESTABLISH REGULATIONS TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS

MIAMI, MIAMI BEACH, ALL SEVEN CITIES IN SOUTH FLORIDA, NOW REQUIRING ANYBODY WHO IS OUTSIDE, LEAVING YOUR HOUSE JUST TO GO TO YOUR CAR OR GOING FROM YOUR CAR TO THE SEVEN 11, IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE IN PUBLIC, EVEN IF NOBODY IS NEARBY, YOU MUST WEAR A MASK >> FLORIDA BROKE AN UNWANTED RECORD NOW WITH MORE THAN 100,000 CASES OF CORONAVIRUS DOCTORS SAY IN A STATE WITHOUT UNIFORM WARS, IRULES, INCLUDINGR MASKS, THIS WAS INEVITABLE BUT THERE IS A SHIFT IN WHO IS GETTING SICK THE AVERAGE NOW, 37 YEARS OLD >> WE ARE SEEING A MAJOR SHIFT IN THIS DIRECTION, WITH THIS LARGE 20 TO 30-YEAR-OLD POPULATION MOSTLY, ASYMPTOMATIC >> ABSENT STATE RULES, SOME FLORIDA CITIES LIKE MIAMI AND TAMPA, NOW MANDATING MASKS

>> HERE, A FARMING COMMUNITY, ONE IN 25 PEOPLE RECENTLY TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS MOSTLY, MIGRANT FARM WORKERS, WHO ARE NOW HEADED NORTH FOLLOWING THE HARVESTS >> NORTH CAROLINA ON EDGE WITH A STEADY RISE IN CASES 870 NOW HOSPITALIZED >> OUR NUMBERS OF HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS REQUIRING OXYGEN, AS WELL AS THOSE WHO ARE REQUIRING LIFE SUPPORT, IS RISING IT'S VERY OVERWHELMING >> NATIONWIDE, 23 STATES, NEARLY HALF THE COUNTRY, ARE SEEING AN INCREASE IN CASES OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS

EIGHT OF THOSE STATES, SEEING A SPIKE OF 100% OR MORE NEW CASES IN GEORGIA, THE LARGEST GROUP TESTING POSITIVE, NOW BETWEEN THE AGE OF 18 AND 29 >> WE'RE NOW BEGINNING TO SEE MORE OF A YOUNGER POPULATION AND WHAT THAT CAUSES, AS A NATION, AS YOU CAN SEE, IS OUR CASES ARE GOING UP BUT OUR DEATHS ARE GOING DOWN >> WHILE IN TEXAS, NEW MANDATES AFTER A SURGE IN HOSPITALIZATIONS OVER THE WEEKEND NBC'S MORGAN CHESKY IS THERE >> IN AN EFFORT TO CURVE THE RECENT SPIKE IN CASES, MANDATORY MASK POLICIES ARE NOW POPPING UP IN DALTLAS AND OTHER CITIES MEANWHILE, OFFICIALS HAVE SHUT DOWN AT LEAST A DOZEN OVERCROWDED BARS

>> WITH RISING CASES IN HOSPITALS IN ARIZONA, NURSES FROM COLORADO, NOW HEADING THERE TO HELP >> THEY TRAVELED FROM PHOENIX TO COLORADO TO HELP US AND SO, WHEN THE NEED AROSE, IT JUST — IT WAS KIND OF A NO BRAINER >> A PUBLIC HEALTH BALANCING ACT, WHERE FINDING FOOTING REMAINS AN INDELICATE SILENCE >> THE MAYORS IN THOSE SEVEN SOUTH FLORIDA CITIES THAT ARE REQUIRING MASKS IN PUBLIC EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT NEAR ANYBODY, SAY FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT WEARING MASKS, THE POLICE WILL ENFORCE THE RULES

FRANCES >> ALL RIGHT KARI, THANK YOU >> NEW YORK CITY, WHICH WAS HIT VERY HARD BY THIS VIRUS, HAS REACHED A MAJOR MILESTONE PHASE TWO OF THE REOPENING PROCESS IS UNDERWAY A SMALL CROWD FORMED OUTSIDE OF THE FAMOUS MACY'S HERALD SQUARE FLAGSHIP STORE, WAITING FOR IT TO REOPEN

THE FIRST TIME IN MONTHS NOW THAT THE IN-PERSON RETAIL SALES HAVE RESUMED THIS WEEK PHASE TWO ALSO MEANS BARBERSHOPS ARE BACK IN BUSINESS WORKERS ARE RETURNING TO OFFICE SPACE JOBS AND KIDS ARE ALLOWED IN PUBLIC PLAYGROUNDS ANOTHER BIG DEVELOPMENT RESTAURANTS CAN BEGIN OUTDOOR DINING SERVICES MAYOR BILL de BLASIO MARKED THE FIRST NIGHT OF PHASE TWO BY GOING OUT TO DINNER WITH HIS WIFE THE COUPLE SAT DOWN AT MELBA'S RESTAURANT IN HARLEM >> A SCATHING PORTRAYAL ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP BY HIS OWN FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR HITS SHELVES TODAY JOHN BOLTON'S NEW MEMOIR IS ALREADY THE TOP SELLER ON AMAZON, AFTER SURVIVING A SECURITY REVIEW AND LEGAL CHALLENGE FROM THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT BUT BOLTON'S BOOK IS JUST ONE OF THE MOUNTING PROBLEMS FOR THE PRESIDENT, WHO'S STILL FACING BLOWBACK FROM SATURDAY'S RALLY IN TULSA NBC'S ALICE BARR HAS MORE

>> Reporter: THE WHITE HOUSE IN RECOVERY MODE, AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN RELAUNCH OVER THE WEEKEND FAILED TO FILL A 19,000-SEAT ARENA IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA DESPITE BOASTS OF HAVING A MILLION RSVPs A TEENAGE ARMY OF K-POP MUSIC FANS AND TIKTOK SOCIAL MEDIA USERS CLAIMED VICTORY FOR SENDING IN BOGUS TICKET REQUESTS, NEVER INTENDING TO GO >> I'M SO EXCITED TO NOT GO >> INSTEAD OF A POSITIVE HEADLINE FROM THE RALLY, THE PRESIDENT DRAWING SHARP CRITICISM OVER A CLAIM THAT HE PURPOSELY SLOWED DOWN CORONAVIRUS TESTING >> WHEN YOU DO TESTING TO THAT EXTENT, YOU'RE GOING TO FIND MORE PEOPLE

YOU'RE GOING TO FIND MORE CASES SO I SAID TO MY PEOPLE, SLOW THE TESTING DOWN, PLEASE >> THE PRESIDENT'S TEAM, DISMISSING THE COMMENTS AS A JOKE THOUGH, HE SAID SOMETHING SIMILAR IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE SCRIPTS TV REPORTER >> IF IT DID SLOW DOWN, FRANKLY, I THINK WE'RE WAY AHEAD OF OURSELVES, IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH WE'VE DONE TOO GOOD A JOB

>> TOP SENATE DEMOCRATS ARE NOW ACCUSING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION OF SITTING ON NEARLY $14 BILLION IN CONGRESSIONAL FUNDING FOR TESTING AND CONTACT TRACING >> WHY ISN'T THE MONEY DISTRIBUTED WHEN IT'S DESPERATELY NEEDED WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON? >> NO, ON THE CONTRARY THE PRESIDENT HAS LED THE WAY TO MAKE US THE LEADING COUNTRY IN THE WORLD ON TESTING >> THE WHITE HOUSE ALSO PLAYING DEFENSE ON THE EVE OF THE OFFICIAL RELEASE OF FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON'S NEW TELL-ALL BOOK ABOUT HIS FORMER BOSS >> I HOPE IT WILL REMEMBER HIM AS A ONE-TERM PRESIDENT, WHO DIDN'T PLUNGE THE COUNTRY IRRETRIEVABLY INTO A DOWNWARD SPIRAL >> THE BOOK PORTRAYS PRESIDENT TRUMP AS WILLING TO TRADE FAVORS WITH FOREIGN ADVERSARIES, IF IT WOULD HELP HIM GET RE-ELECTED

THE PRESIDENT SAYING BOLTON'S CLAIMS ARE LIES AND ACCUSING HIM OF TREASON, FOR PUBLISHING CLASSIFIED INFORMATION IN WASHINGTON, ALICE BARR, NBC NEWS >>> THE HEAD OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY IS PREPARING TO SUBPOENA ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR, AFTER THE ABRUPT REMOVAL OF ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL PROSECUTORS IN THE COUNTRY THE US

ATTORNEY FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, GEOFFREY BERMAN, HAS OVERSEEN SEVERAL HIGH-PROFILE CASES CONNECTED TO THE PRESIDENT NBC'S STEPHANIE GOSK HAS MORE >> Reporter: DEMOCRATS CALLING FOR AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE SUDDEN FIRING OF US ATTORNEY GEOFFREY BERMAN SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER WRITING A LETTER TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE INSPECTOR GENERAL

>> OVER THE PAST TWO DAYS, THIS SORDID, HAM-HANDED PLOT BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AND ATTORNEY BARR >> THE SHAKEUP HAPPENED LATE FRIDAY ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR ANNOUNCED IN A PRESS RELEASE THAT BERMAN WOULD BE STEPPING DOWN FROM NEW YORK'S SOUTHERN DISTRICT BERMAN, QUICKLY, RESPONDING THAT HE HAD NO INTENTION OF RESIGNING US ATTORNEYS ARE APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENT, WHO CAN REMOVE THEM, AT ANY TIME

THE PRESIDENT FIRED BERMAN ON SATURDAY THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT WAS JUST A PERSONNEL MOVE, DESIGNED TO FIND A POSITION FOR OUTGOING SEC CHAIRMAN CLAYTON >> WHEN BERMAN CHOSE TO RESPOND IN THE WAY THAT HE DID, HE CAME TO THE PRESIDENT AND THE PRESIDENT AGREED AND FIRED THIS INDIVIDUAL, MR

BERMAN >> PRESIDENT TRUMP, APPEARING TO DISTANCE HIMSELF FROM THE DECISION ON SATURDAY >> WE HAVE A VERY CAPABLE ATTORNEY GENERAL SO THAT'S REALLY UP TO HIM I'M NOT INVOLVED >> THE SURPRISE MOVE LED TO DEMOCRATIC ACCUSATIONS THAT THE WHITE HOUSE WAS TRYING TO OBSTRUCT ONGOING INVESTIGATIONS IN NEW YORK SOUTHERN DISTRICT AN OFFICE THAT HAS LOOKED INTO PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CLOSEST ALLIES IN THE PAST INCLUDING PERSONAL ATTORNEYS RUDY GIULIANI AND MICHAEL COHEN

BUT CLAYTON IS UNLIKELY TO BE CONFIRMED BY THE SENATE BEFORE NOVEMBER'S ELECTION THE ACTING US ATTORNEY NOW IS AUDREY STRAUSS, A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT, WHO WAS BERMAN'S DEPUTY MEANING, ANY CURRENT INVESTIGATIONS ARE SET TO PROCEED >> SEVERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT SOURCES TELL NBC NEWS THAT THERE ARE NO UNANNOUNCED INVESTIGATIONS THAT THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK IS WORKING ON THAT COULD HAVE TRIGGERED THIS FIRING

>> OUR THANKS TO STEPHANIE GOSK FOR THAT REPORT >>> HAPPENING TODAY, THE FAMILY OF RAYSHARD BROOKS WILL SAY THEIR FINAL GOOD-BYES A PRIVATE FUNERAL WILL BE HELD FOR THE 27-YEAR-OLD, WHO WAS FATALLY SHOT BY A WHITE POLICE OFFICER IN A WENDY'S PARKING LOT IN ATLANTA ON MONDAY, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC LINED UP TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS TO BROOKS AT A PUBLIC VIEWING THE EVENT WAS HELD AT THE EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH, WHERE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR, WAS A CO-PASTOR

BROOKS' DEATH SPARKED NATIONWIDE OUTRAGE AND PROTESTS, AND LED TO THE ARREST AND CHARGES FOR THE TWO OFFICERS INVOLVED IN THE INCIDENT THE DAUGHTER OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR, REVEREND BERNICE KING, IS EXPECTED TO SPEAK AT TODAY'S CLOSED FUNERAL >>> A NEW BRUSH FIRE OUTSIDE OF PHOENIX HAS — HAS BURNED NEARLY 4,000 ACRES ADDING TO THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF ACRES ALREADY ON FIRE IN ARIZONA THE CENTRAL FIRE, FUELED BY DRIED BRUSH AND TALL GRASS BEGAN SATURDAY ON STATE LAND, BUT HAS SINCE MOVED INTO THE TONTO NATIONAL FOREST REGION AND CONTINUES TO MOVE NORTHEAST IT'S CURRENTLY 0% CONTAINED WITH OVER 150 FIREFIGHTERS WORKING TO PUT IT OUT, ACCORDING TO THE U

S FOREST SERVICE >> THEY CAN USE ALL THE HELP THEY CAN GET SO LET'S SEE IF THE WEATHER IS GOING TO COOPERATE HERE'S NBC METEOROLOGIST, JANESSA WEBB HEY, JANESSA, GOOD MORNING >> HEY, TWOU, GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE AS YOU SAID, WE ARE REALLY SEEING THAT FIRE DANGER INCREASE FOR THE SOUTHWEST AND IT'S ALL DUE TO THE DRY CONDITIONS

BUT WE DO HAVE SOME STORMS JUST TO THE EAST AND WE'RE WATCHING THAT THIS MORNING, FOR WEST TEXAS YOU CAN SEE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS THEY ARE IN PLACE AS THE SQUALL LINE STARTS TO MAKE ITS WAY THROUGH NOW, THE ENHANCED RISK FOR SEVERE WEATHER WILL CONTINUE, UNFORTUNATELY, FOR NEW MEXICO THIS AFTERNOON WITH A SMALL AREA, AS WE HAVE A SERIES OF COLD FRONTS THAT ARE MAKING ITS WAY THROUGH THE AREA NOW, THIS WILL BE A GOOD BATCH OF RAIN FROM HOUSTON TO PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN LOUISIANA, WHERE THEY COULD SEE UP TO 2 TO 3 INCHES THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD

EL PASO, TODAY, WE ARE GOING TO SEE A LITTLE BIT OF SUNSHINE BUT THE STORMS ARE GOING TO START TO SPARK THROUGH ACROSS NEW MEXICO THIS AFTERNOON EVEN, ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST, WE HAVE AN UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN FROM TAMPA ALL THE WAY IN TO ORLANDO WATCHING THE SEVERE WEATHER ALSO, WATCHING THE TROPICS I'LL TALK ABOUT THAT COMING UP >> JANESSA, THANK YOU

>>> THE GOLDEN GLOBES WHICH TRADITIONALLY AIRS ON NBC IN EARLY JANUARY IS MOVING TO FEBRUARY 28th OF 2021 THAT'S THE DATE THE OSCARS SURRENDERED LAST WEEK THE ACADEMY MOVED THEIR AWAR >>> AND PROTESTS CONTINUE AROUND THE COUNTRY ON MONDAY, POLICE CLASHED WITH DEMONSTRATORS WHO WERE PROTESTING POLICE BRUTALITY NEAR THE WHITE HOUSE THE SCENE REPORTEDLY BROKE OUT AFTER THE GROUP ALLEGEDLY TRIED TO TOPPLE A BRONZE STATUE OF FORMER PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON

ACCORDING TO "THE WASHINGTON POST," POLICE SWUNG BATONS AND SPRAYED A CHEMICAL IRRITANT TO BREAK UP THE CROWD, AFTER THEY TRIED TO PULL DOWN THE LAFAYETTE SQUARE STATUE WITH ROPES THE CHAOTIC SCENE PROMPTED A RESPONSE FROM THE PRESIDENT, WHO TWEETED HIS DISMAY AT THE ATTEMPT TO REMOVE THE STATUE SAYING, IN PART, NUMEROUS PEOPLE ARRESTED IN DC FOR THE DISGRACEFUL VANDALISM IN LAFAYETTE PARK OF THE MAGNIFICENT STATUE OF ANDREW JACKSON >> TODAY IS PRIMARY DAY FOR VIRGINIA, NEW YORK, AND KENTUCKY AND THE NUMBER OF POLLING PLACES HAS BEEN SLASHED AMID THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC THE ENTIRE CITY OF LOUISVILLE WILL ONLY HAVE ONE PLACE TO VOTE LOUISVILLE HAS MORE THAN 600,000 RESIDENTS AND IT'S HOME TO KENTUCKY'S LARGEST BLACK POPULATION BUT LOCALLEADERS SAY THAT BETWEEN MAIL-IN BALLOTS AND EARLY VOTING, THE STATE IS ON TRACK FOR A RECORD TURNOUT NEW YORK HAS ALSO CONSOLIDATED POLLING PLACES, BUT ELECTION OFFICIALS SAY THEY'RE PROCESSING 11 TIMES MORE ABSENTEE BALLOTS THAN THEY DID IN 2016 >> DELTA AIRLINES WILL RESTART SERVICE BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CHINA THIS WEEK IN A STATEMENT MONDAY, THEY SAID THAT THEY ARE THE FIRST U

S AIRLINE TO RECONNECT THE TWO DESTINATIONS SINCE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS TOOK OVER STARTING ON JUNE 25th, THOSE FLIGHTS WILL BE OPERATING TWICE PER WEEK AND WILL TRAVEL THROUGH SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, BEFORE REACHING SHANGHAI DELTA SAYS THEY ARE TAKING STRICT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS, INCLUDING ELECTROSTATIC SPRA IN THE AUDIENCE HERE FOR A STRING QUARTET IN SPAIN? THOSE ARE NOT PEOPLE THERE ARE ALMOST 3,000 PLANTS IN THE SEATS THE ARTIST WHO ORGANIZED THE CONCERT SAID HE WAS INSPIRED BY NATURE WHILE IN ISOLATION DUE TO THE PANDEMIC THE PLANTS WILL BE DONATED TO FRONT LINE HEALTH WORKERS IN BARCELONA YOU SAY TALKING TO PLANTS IS ACTUALLY A GOOD THING FOR THEM I CAN IMAGINE EVEN MORE SO WITH MUSIC SOMETHING AS BEAUTIFUL AS THAT

>> WHY NOT YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT A CELL PHONE GOING OFF >> NOPE NO COUGHING, NO DISRUPTIONS >> NOW, TO A CRISIS IN OUR COUNTRY A STAGGERING RISE IN SUICIDE ATTEMPTS BY BLACK CHILDREN NBC'S RAHEMA ELLIS HAS ONE MOTHER'S HEARTBREAKING MESSAGE AND WE SHOULD NOTE IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN IN THE ROOM, SOME OF WHAT'S DISCUSSED HERE IS TROUBLING TO HEAR

>> SO HAPPY >> FROM BIRTH, SEVEN WAS HIS PARENTS' JOY THE CHILD DOCTORS SAID TAMMY CHARLES COULDN'T HAVE >> YOUR MIRACLE BABY, HUH? >> ABSOLUTELY I TOLD HIM OVER I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE ALWAYS DID >> BUT LAST YEAR, AT 10 YEARS OLD, THEY LOST HIM TO SUICIDE, IN THEIR HOME IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY >> WE TEACH OUR CHILDREN ABOUT STRANGER DANGER OR GUNS OR — OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF OUTWARD HURT THAT WE TRY TO PROTECT THEM FROM THIS IS ONE THAT WAS — I WAS BLINDSIDED BY

BY 10 1/2-YEAR-OLD SON MY MIRACLE CHILD MY ONLY CHILD WAS DEAD >> A STUDY COMMISSIONED BY THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS SHOWS, IN RECENT YEARS, SELF-REPORTED SUICIDE ATTEMPTS BY BLACK TEENS INCREASED BY 73% THE RATE DECREASED FOR WHITE TEENS BLACK CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 13 WERE TWICE AS LIKELY TO DIE BY SUICIDE THAN WHITE CHILDREN >> REALLY SHOCKING >> NYU PROFESSOR MICHAEL LINDSEY LED THE STUDY

>> WHY IS THIS HAPPENING >> I THINK WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THE RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION THAT IS PREVAILING IN OUR SOCIETY THAT TRAUMA, I THINK, IS ENGENDERING A SENTENCE OF HOPELESSNESS FOR KIDS WONDERING IF THEIR — IF THEIR LIFE REALLY MATTERS >> TAMMY ADVOCATED FOR HER SON, TRYING TO GET HIM HELP, AND WORKED WITH HIS SCHOOL AFTER, SHE SAYS, HE WAS BULLIED CALLED THE N WORD, AND CHOKED ON THE SCHOOL BUS, JUST MONTHS BEFORE HIS DEATH

>> I MISS, MONTST, HIS SMILE I MISS CALLING HIS NAME AND I MISS HEARING SOMEONE CALL ME MOMMY THAT IS WHAT I MISS THE MOST >> NATIONWIDE, BLACK AND BROWN CHILDREN ARE LESS LIKELY THAN NON-LATINO, WHITE CHILDREN, TO RECEIVE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PHILADELPHIA PSYCHOTHERAPIST McKNEM McNEIL IS TRYING TO CHANGE THAT >> WE REALLY WANT YOUNG FOLKS TO KNOW THAT THEY AREN'T ALONE NOW, MORE THAN EVER, OUR FOLKS ARE ACTUALLY OPEN TO THE HEALING AND WILLING TO GET THE HEALING

>> HEALING, FOR TAMMY, IS SHARING HER SON'S STORY >> IF YOU DON'T HAVE CHILDREN, OR IF YOU DO, TELL THEM YOU ARE LOVED YOU ARE IMPORTANT AND IF THERE'S ANYTHING THAT I CAN DO T >>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE WE ARE WATCHING A TROPICAL SYSTEM THAT POTENTIALLY COULD GO INTO A TROPICAL STOR >>> A BABY IN LONDON IS BEING HAILED AS BRITAIN'S YOUNGEST SURVIVOR OF COVID-19 EMMANUEL WAS BORN THREE MONTHS PREMATURE, CATCHING THE VIRUS WHILE IN INTENSIVE CARE HE RECOVERED AFTER DOCTORS GOT SPECIAL PERMISSION TO TREAT HIM WITH THE ANTIVIRAL DRUG REMDESIVIR NBC HAS THE REMARKABLE STORY

>> BRITAIN'S YOUNGEST COVID-19 SURVIVOR, BABY EMMANUEL, FINALLY ALLOWED HOME AFTER A 47-DAY BATTLE FOR HIS LIFE HIS MOTHER, EVELYN, FOREVER THANKFUL TO THE DOCTORS AND NURSES AT KINGS COLLEGE HOSPITAL IN LONDON >> I THINK I WAS THE HAPPIEST PERSON ON THAT TEAM >> ELATION AFTER THE KIND OF AGONY NO PARENT WANTS TO ENDURE EMMANUEL WAS BORN THREE MONTHS PREMATURE

AFTER SURVIVING THAT, NURSES, THEN, HAD TO BREAK THE NEWS TO EVELYN THAT HER TINY SON HAD ANOTHER BATTLE ON HIS HANDS SEPSIS AND COVID-19 >> SEEING MANY OF THEM COMING, I WAS LIKE, WHAT IS GOING ON AND THEN, ONE OF THEM WALKED TO ME AND THEN, SHE WAS LIKE, MOM, I'M SORRY WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS, WE MIGHT LOSE BABY EMMANUEL AND I'M LIKE, WHY? WHY? SO I PRAY A BIT AND THEN I CRY IT WAS JUST CRYING AND CRYING AND CRYING >> EVELYN WAS TOLD BY DOCTORS HERE AT KINGS COLLEGE HOSPITAL IN LONDON TO PREPARE FOR THE WORST, ON THREE SEPARATE OCCASIONS

AND WITH HOPE FADING, THOSE DOCTORS TURNED TO A DRUG CALLED REMDESIVIR, TESTED, UNSUCCESSFULLY, FOR EBOLA PATIENTS USING IT ON BABY EMMANUEL, ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS >> AT A TIME WHEN TRIALS FOR THE DRUG FOR COVID PATIENTS ARE STILL ONGOING, IT WAS A RISK >> IT WAS A TRICKY DECISION TO MAKE BECAUSE IT WAS THE FIRST TIME WE USED IT WE WERE NOT AWARE OF SIDE EFFECTS OF SUCH A YOUNG AGE AND WHERE THAT WILL HELP OR NOT

I THINK IT MAY HAVE HELPED BUT I'M NOT CONVINCED, FROM THE DATA, RESEARCH DATA WHICH HAS BEEN PUBLISHED, THAT THIS IS A MAGIC DRUG >> AND EVEN IF DOCTORS DON'T KNOW WHETHER REMDESIVIR WORKED, FOR EMMANUEL'S FAMILY, HIS RECOVERY WAS STILL A STROKE OF MAGIC >> THE NURSES ARE LIKE, MOM, YOU CAN SIT DOWN I SAID, NO, I JUST WANT TO LOOK AT THE BOY LYING DOWN BECAUSE IT'S A MIRACLE >> A RELIEF FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY, INCLUDING MORRIS, KEEPING A CLOSE EYE ON HIS YOUNGER BROTHER, NOW BRITAIN'S YOUNGEST COVID-19 SURVIVOR HELENA HUMPHREY, NBC NEWS, LONDON >> BABY EMMANUEL IS LIKE I'M COMING IN THIS WORLD, AND I'M STAYING HERE, WHATEVER YOU BRING AT ME >> SEPSIS

PREMATURE AND COVID-19 WHAT A LITTLE FI >>> THE SUMMER HEAT GIVES WAY TO NEW CORONAVIRUS HOTSPOTS NEARLY HALF OF THE NATION GRAPPLING WITH A SURGE IN NEW CASES, AS SIGNS OF NORMALCY RETURN TO THE FORMER EPICENTER, NEW YORK CITY >>> A TENSE, NEW CHAPTER FOR THE WHITE HOUSE FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JOHN BOLTON'S SCATHING MEMOIR HITS SHELVES, SHINING A HARSH LIGHT ON PRESIDENT TRUMP >> REMEMBERING RAYSHARD BROOKS FAMILY AND FRIENDS PREPARE TO PAY THEIR FINAL RESPECTS, WHILE THE OFFICER WHO SHOT AND KILLED HIM PREPARES TO FACE A JUDGE

>> PUTTING MONEY WHERE YOUR MASK IS WHERE ONE VEGAS IS LOWERING THE ODDS FOR SPREADING CORONAVIRUS "EARLY TODAY" STARTS RIGHT NOW GOOD MORNING, I'M FRANCES RIVERA >> AND I'M PHILLIP MENA IN MANY STATES, SUMMER IS KICKING OFF WITH A DANGEROUS SURGE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES HOSPITALIZATIONS IN TEXAS SAW A MAJOR SPIKE OVER THE WEEKEND AND NURSES FROM COLORADO ARE TRAVELING TO ARIZONA, TO HELP OUT WITH THE STATE'S GROWING NUMBER OF PATIENTS AND, IN FLORIDA, THE NUMBER OF COVID CASES HAS NOW TOPPED 100,000 SEVEN CITIES ACROSS THAT STATE ARE NOW REQUIRING MASKS FOR ANYONE OUT IN PUBLIC MEANWHILE, IN NEW YORK CITY, THE MAYOR WENT OUT FOR DINNER, AS RESTAURANTS BEGAN OUTDOOR SERVICE FOR MORE ON NEW YORK'S RECOVERY, WE'RE JOINED NOW BY NBC'S GABE GUTIERREZ

HEY, GABE, GOOD MORNING >> PHILLIP, AFTER SEVERAL GRUELING MONTHS AND THE DEATH TOLL HERE IN NEW YORK STATE RISING TO ABOUT 800 A DAY, GOVERNOR CUOMO SAYS IT'S NOW DOWN TO ABOUT TEN AND NOW, PHASE TWO OF REOPENING IS UNDERWAY >> NEW YORK, THE ONE-TIME EPICENTER OF THE CORONAVIRUS HIT A MAJOR MILESTONE PHASE TWO OF REOPENING OUTDOOR DINING, RETAIL STORES, AND BARBERSHOPS ARE BACK >> FOR ME, I'M ECSTATIC

I MEAN, I HAVE CABIN FEVER >> PEREZ WAS AMONG THE SHOPPERS AT OLD NAVY'S FLAGSHIP >> WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS SINCE THE MOMENT WE LOCKED THE DOORS >> FOR SOME OFFICES, SEISMIC CHANGES >> SO AS WE'RE WALKING THROUGH RIGHT NOW, OUR TEMPERATURE IS BEING SCANNED

>> THERMAL SCANNERS NOW FLAG EMPLOYEES WITH POTENTIALLY HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR MORE SCREENING, SCOTT, THE CEO OF RXR REALTY SHOWED US HOW — AND EMPLOYEE ARRIVAL TIMES ARE STAGGERED >> IT KNOWS WHERE WE'RE GOING, AND IT ONLY ALLOWS FOUR PEOPLE >> SO THIS IS HOW THE WORKPLACE WILL LOOK FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE >> WE CALL THIS THE NEW ABNORMAL THIS PERIOD BETWEEN WHEN WE HAVE A VACCINE, AND WHEN WE HAVE TO WORK LIKE THIS YOU KNOW, COEXIST WITH THE CORONAVIRUS >> AT THE START OF THE CRISIS, WE VISITED MANHATTAN'S WEST WAY DINER

SINCE THEN, BUSINESS HAS BEEN BRUTAL >> WE HAD TO LET GO, TEMPORARILY, ALL OF OUR EMPLOYEES AND WE HAD TO SHUT DOWN A BUSINESS THAT'S BEEN HERE FOR OVER 30 YEARS PETE SET UP TABLES OUTSIDE >> IS THIS SUSTAINABLE >> IT'S NOT SUSTAINABLE AT ALL FOUR TABLES AREN'T GOING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

>> HE WONDERS WHETHER THE STATE WAITED TOO LONG TO REOPEN THE GOVERNOR DEFENDED THE CAUTIOUS APPROACH >> FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE WORKS IT WAS — IT SAVED LIVES >> AND THE GOVERNOR SAYS HE'S NOW SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING RESTRICTING TRAVEL FROM OTHER STATES, LIKE FLORIDA, THAT ARE SEEING AN UPTICK IN COVID CASES PHILLIP >> ALL RIGHT, GRAABE

THANK YOU >> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS HEADING TO ONE OF THE NATION'S BIGGEST CORONAVIRUS HOTSPOTS TODAY THE PRESIDENT IS HOLDING AN INDOOR RALLY IN ARIZONA, DESPITE A RECENT SURGE IN CASES THE NUMBER OF COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS IN THE STATE ARE AT A RECORD HIGH OUR CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT TRACIE POTTS HAS MORE AND, TRACIE, AN OMINOUS BACK DROP FOR TODAY'S VISIT >> WHAT WE IS THAT CORONAVIRUS IS SPREADING IN THAT STATE IS SO IS DEMOCRATIC INFLUENCE WITH THE STATE'S LARGE LATINO POPULATION THIS HAS LONG BEEN A REPUBLICAN STRONGHOLD PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS THERE LAST MONTH

HE'S BACK THIS MONTH TO TRY TO DEAL WITH THAT WITH THE UPCOMING ELECTION NOW, THE CONCERN FOR TODAY, THE PRESIDENT'S DOING A BORDER VISIT AND HE'S GOT THIS LARGE, INDOOR RALLY PLANNED STUDENTS FOR TRUMP THE LEADERS OF THAT MEGA CHURCH SAY THAT THEY'VE INSTALLED A SYSTEM THAT WILL KILL 99% OF CORONAVIRUS MEDICAL EXPERTS ARE SKEPTICAL ABOUT THAT AND AFTER SATURDAY'S RALLY, TWO TRUMP STAFFERS, TWO ADDITIONAL TRUMP STAFFERS WHO WERE THERE, HAVE TESTED POSITIVE THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS THAT THE PRESIDENT WAS JUST JOKING ABOUT SLOWING DOWN TESTING BUT IN INTERVIEWS, HE SEEMS TO BE SUGGESTING THAT MAY NOT BE A BAD IDEA >> WE'RE DOING SO MUCH TESTING, 25 MILLION TESTS NOBODY — >> DID YOU ASK TO SLOW IT DOWN >> IF IT DID SLOW DOWN, FRANKLY, I THINK WE'RE WAY AHEAD OF OURSELVES, IF YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH WE'VE DONE TOO GOOD A JOB

>> DEMOCRATS ARE QUESTIONING WHY $14 BILLION THAT HAD BEEN SET ASIDE FOR TESTING AND CONTACT TRACING HAS YET TO BE SPENT TODAY, FEDERAL HEALTH EXPERTS ARE ON CAPITOL HILL OR TESTIFYING VIRTUALLY TO CONGRESS WITH AN UPDATE IN A JOINT STATEMENT, THEY ARE SAYING THAT THE PANDEMIC IS UNLIKELY TO GO AWAY SOON, AND COULD GET WORSE WITH FLU SEASON THIS FALL BACK TO YOU, FRANCES >> THAT IS EVERYONE'S FEAR ALL RIGHT, TRACIE THANK YOU

>> A SCATHING PORTRAYAL OF PRESIDENT TRUMP BY HIS OWN FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR HITS SHELVES TODAY JOHN BOLTON'S NEW MEMOIR IS ALREADY THE TOP SELLER ON AMAZON AFTER SURVIVING A SECURITY REVIEW AND LEGAL CHALLENGE FROM THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT NBC'S GEOFF BENNETT HAS MORE >> Reporter: LESS THAN 24 HOURS BEFORE HIS BOOK HIT STORE SHELVES, JOHN BOLTON, AGAIN TAKING AIM AT HIS FORMER BOSS >> THE BIGGEST FEAR I HAVE IS THAT HIS POLICYMAKING IS SO INCOHERENT, SO UNFOCUSED, SO UNSTRUCTURED, SO WRAPPED AROUND HIS OWN PERSONAL, POLITICAL FORTUNES THAT MISTAKES ARE BEING MADE THAT WILL HAVE GRAVE CONSEQUENCES FOR THE NATIONAL SECURITY OF THE UNITED STATES >> BOLTON ALSO SAYING HE WON'T VOTE FOR THE PRESIDENT >> I'M NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR HIM IN NOVEMBER CERTAINLY, NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR JOE BIDEN EITHER

>> HOUSE DEMOCRATS SAY THEY'RE CONSIDERING CALLING BOLTON FOR NEW HEARINGS, WHILE SLAMMING HIM FOR REFUSING TO TESTIFY WITHOUT A SUBPOENA DURING THEIR IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS >> TO THE LENGTH AND DEGREE THAT HE INDICTS DONALD TRUMP, HE ALSO INDICTS HIMSELF FOR COWARDICE AND FOR GREED >> PRESIDENT TRUMP HITTING BACK AT BOLTON CALLING HIS FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR A WACKO, GROSSLY INCOMPETENT, AND A LIAR MEANTIME, THE PRESIDENT IS ALSO FACING FRESH FALLOUT FROM HIS WEEKEND CAMPAIGN RALLY IN TULSA, OKLAHOMA FOR USING A RACIAL SLUR TO DESCRIBE THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

>> HAS MORE NAMES THAN ANY DISEASE IN HISTORY I CAN NAME KUNG FLU THE CHINESE VIRUS >> THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN SAID TWO ADDITIONAL STAFFERS WHO WORKED ON THE TULSA RALLY HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER TO, AT LEAST, EIGHT THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKED ABOUT HIS EVENT TODAY AT AN ARIZONA MEGA CHURCH >> ALWAYS WORRIED ABOUT SAFETY WE WANT TO GET RID OF THIS THING >> MEANTIME, LEADERS OF THAT CHURCH IN AN ONLINE VIDEO, SAY THEY ARE USING NEW TECHNOLOGY THEY CLAIM KILLS CORONAVIRUS

>> AND IT KILLS 999% OF COVID, WITHIN TEN MINUTES IT'S IONIZATION OF THE AIR, AND IT TAKES PARTICULATES OUT, AND COVID CANNOT LIVE IN THAT ENVIRONMENT >> BUT MEDICAL EXPERTS SAY EVEN IF IT WORKED, IT WOULD NOT PREVENT TRANSMISSION THROUGH COUGHING OR OTHER MEANS >> IONIZATION TECHNOLOGY, WHATEVER IT IS, IF IT'S NOT DIRECTLY BETWEEN YOUR FACE AND THE PERSON STANDING NEXT TO YOU, WHICH IS WHY WE REALLY, YOU KNOW, RECOMMEND THAT PEOPLE DON'T ATTEND MASS GATHERINGS >> WE REACHED OUT TO THE CHURCH FOR COMMENT SO FAR, NO RESPONSE

BUT ORGANIZERS SAY THEY'RE REQUIRING FACE MASKS AT TODAY'S EVENT PHILLIP >> GEOFF, THANK YOU >>> AND RACISM PROTESTS CONTINUE AROUND THE COUNTRY ON MONDAY, POLICE CLASHED WITH PROTESTORS WHO WERE PROTESTING POLICE BRUTALITY NEAR THE WHITE HOUSE THE SCENE REPORTEDLY BROKE OUT A AFTER THE GROUP ALLEGEDLY TRIED TO TOPPLE A BRONZE STATUE OF FORMER PRESIDENT ANDREW JACKSON

ACCORDING TO "THE WASHINGTON POST," POLICE SWUNG BATONS AND SPRAYED A CHEMICAL IRRITANT TO BREAK UP THE CROWD, AFTER THEY TRIED TO PULL DOWN THE LAFAYETTE SQUARE STATUE WITH ROPES THE CHAOTIC SCENE PROMPTED A RESPONSE FROM THE PRESIDENT HE TWEETED HIS DISMAY AT ATHE ATTEMPT TO REMOVED STATUE OF THE MAGNIFICENT STATUE OF ANDREW JACKSON >> IN ALABAMA, A MOVE SQUG DRAMATIC SHOW OF SOLIDARITY MONDAY AT THE TALLADEGA SPEEDWAY NASCAR, RALLYING AROUND BUBBA WALLACE, THE SPORT'S ONLY FULL-TIME BLACK DRIVER, ONE DAY AFTER A NOOSE WAS FOUND IN HIS GARAGE STALL THE FBI AND NASCAR ARE NOW INVESTIGATING NBC'S SAM BROCK IS AT TALLADEGA FOR US SAM, GOOD MORNING

>> PHILLIP, GOOD MORNING WHAT WE SAW BEFORE THE GREEN FLAG TELLS YOU EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT NASCAR'S RESPONSE TO THIS ACT OF HATRED DRIVERS HUGGING BUBBA WALLACE, ONE BY ONE, AS THE INVESTIGATION HEADED BY THE FBI DEEPENS IN A SIGN OF SOLIDARITY >> HAS RALLIED AROUND BUBBA WALLACE >> AND A REJECTION OF RACISM NASCAR DRIVERS WALK ALONGSIDE BUBBA WALLACE'S CAR, NUMBER 43, OVERCOME WITH EMOTION >> A DESPICABLE ACT BY SOMEONE

>> LESS THAN 24 HOURS EARLIER, A NOOSE WAS DISCOVERED IN WALLACE'S GARAGE STALL PROMPTING THIS RESPONSE I WILL NOT GIVE IN, NOR WILL I BACK DOWN I WILL CONTINUE TO PROUDLY STAND FOR WHAT I BELIEVE IN NASCAR, CONFIRMING TO NBC NEWS THAT NO FANS HAVE ACCESS TO THAT GARAGE ONLY A FEW ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL THE ORGANIZATION, VOWING TO INVESTIGATE AND DECLARING, WE ARE ANGRY AND OUTRAGED, AND CANNOT STATE STRONGLY ENOUGH HOW SERIOUSLY WE TAKE THIS HEINOUS ACT THE FBI'S ALREADY ON SCENE WITH THE U

S ATTORNEY IN BIRMINGHAM, INVESTIGATING POSSIBLE VIOLATIONS OF FEDERAL LAW >> SHUT THESE HATERS UP >> THE RACE THE FIRST OPPORTUNITY FOR GENERAL-ADMISSION FANS TO GET BACK ON THE TRACK

AND ALSO, THE FIRST TEST OF A CONFEDERATE FLAG BAN CHAMPIONED BY WALLACE AND UNVEILED BY NASCAR, JUNE 10th >> IT'S NOT A RACE THING IT'S ABOUT WALKING INTO A — AN EVENT, AND FEELING UNCOMFORTABLE THAT'S IT >> FANS, ON THEIR PERSONAL PROPERTY, FAILING THAT TEST CONFEDERATE FLAGS FLAP NEXT TO POP-UP GIFT SHOPS AND ON TOP OF WINNEBAGOS WALLACE'S FELLOW DRIVERS VOICING ZERO TOLERANCE FOR ANY OF IT

>> I CANNOT BELIEVE THE HATE THAT SOMEONE CAN HAVE IN THEIR HEART >> DRIVERS BANDING TOGETHER BUBBA WALLACE, STANDING ANYWHERE BUT ALONE NASCAR'S PRESIDENT STEVE PHELPS SAYS IT WAS A MEMBER OF WALLACE'S TEAM WHO FIRST DISCOVERED THE NOOSE BUT THAT PHELPS, HIMSELF, WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO TELL WALLACE ABOUT IT HE SAID IT WAS A TOUGH MOMENT FOR HIM AND IT WAS A TOUGH MOMENT FOR ME PHILLIP, BACK TO YOU

>> I CAN ONLY IMAGINE SAM, THANK YOU >> TURN NOW TO NBC METEOROLOGIST JANESSA WEBB WITH A LOOK AHEAD FOR SWELTERING TEMPERATURES FOR SOME OF US LET'S SEE WHO IS GOING TO GET RELIEF AND WHO'S NOT GOOD MORNING >> HEY, GOOD MORNING FRANCES, YOU ARE EXACTLY RIGHT WE ARE WALKING OUTSIDE AND YOU'RE JUST GOING TO START SWEATING BECAUSE WE HAVE TEMPERATURES THAT ARE JUST ABOVE AVERAGE AND THIS IS SPARKING UP THE SEVERE WEATHER RISK ACROSS WEST TEXAS

RIGHT NOW, SQUALL LINE THAT IS FORMING ACROSS THAT AREA SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS THAT ARE CURRENTLY IN PLACE NOW, TODAY, THAT HEIGHTENED AWARENESS OF THE SEVERE WEATHER MOVES BACK TO NEW MEXICO WITH A SMALL SECTION OF THAT AREA UNDER SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS WITH DAMAGING WINDS THE PRIMARY THREAT THAT'S A LOOK AT THE BIG WEATHER STORY OF THE DAY HERE'S A CLOSER LOOK AT YOUR DAY AHEAD SO WE'RE GOING TO SEE A SANTA FE TODAY WITH SOME STORMY CONDITIONS, AND TEMPERATURES ARE GOING TO COOL DOWN BACK TO THE LOWER 80s FROM JACKSONVILLE TO SECTIONS OF THE MIDATLANTIC RALEIGH, DURHAM, TODAY IN THE LOWER 90s SO WITH THAT SWELTERING HEAT, THE TROPICS ARE ALSO PICKING UP

TALK ABOUT THAT COMING UP >> LOT TO WATCH ALL RIGHT, JANESSA, THANK YOU TIME NOW FOR TODAY'S QUICK HITS NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR PHIL MURPHY SAYS CASINOS IN ATLANTIC CITY CAN REOPEN AT 25% CAPACITY STARTING JULY 22nd ALL GUESTS AND WORKERS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR FACE COVERINGS

>> AFTER MONTHS OF NEGOTIATIONS, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL MAY BE ON LOT THE ROAD TO STARTING THE SEASON >> THEATER FANS WILL HAVE TO WAIT A LITTLE LONGER TO SEE THEIR FAVORITE PLAYS AND MEDICAL CENTER ARE VERY BUSY AS DOCTORS AND NURSES TRY TO FIGHT THIS SPIKE IN COVID-19 CASES THIS MORNING ARIZONA IS SEEING ONE OF THE LARGEST INCREASES IN COVID-19 CASES IN THE COUNTRY NUMBERS NEARLY DOUBLING IN THE LAST 14 DAYS WITH MORE THAN 2,000 NEW CASES ON MONDAY NOW WITH ONLY 17% OF HOSPITAL BEDS AVAILABLE IN PHOENIX, NURSES ON THE FRONT LINES SAY THEY'RE STRUGGLING TO KEEP UP

>> LOOKING FORWARD AT THE NEXT FEW WEEKS IS KIND OF SCARY AND DAUNTING >> Reporter: ALL AS PRESIDENT TRUMP IS SCHEDULED TO SPEAK AT THIS PHOENIX MEGACHURCH LATER TODAY IN A SINCE-DELETED POST, THE CHURCH BOASTED ABOUT A DEVICE THEY CAN SAY CAN KILL THE VIRUS IN MINUTES >> IT TAKES PARTICULATES OUT AND COVID CANNOT LIVE IN THAT ENVIRONMENT >> Reporter: BUT MEDICAL EXPERTS DISPUTE THAT CLAIM

>> SO THAT TECHNOLOGY WOULD NOT STOP TRANSMISSION FROM PERSON TO PERSON >> Reporter: STATES IN THE EAST SEEING FEWER CASES WHILE THOSE IN THE WEST SEEING RECORD NUMBERS WITH EIGHT STATES AMASSING 1,000 CASES IN THE LAST 24 HOURS AND STILL NO REPORTS OF SPIKES RELATED TO PROTESTS EARLIER THIS MONTH WITH ALMOST 3,000 NEW CASES IN FLORIDA MONDAY, MIAMI'S MAYOR IS REQUIRING MASKS BE WORN IN PUBLIC SPACES FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR SAYS THERE'S AN INCREASE IN COVID-19 CASES IN PEOPLE UNDER THE AGE OF 45 THE TREND ALSO SEEN IN TEXAS ALONG WITH AN AVERAGE OF 3,500 NEW COVID-19 CASES EVERY DAY

ALL OF THIS AS A STUDY RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW LONG COVID-19 IMMUNITY MAY LAST RESEARCHERS FOUND THE AMOUNT OF ANTIBODIES IN A GROUP OF PEOPLE DROPPED AS MUCH AS 963% JUST TWO TO THREE MONTHS AFTER INFECTION IN ARIZONA AS HOSPITALIZATIONS RISE, SO DOES ANXIETY >> I FEEL LIKE THE WORST IS YET TO COME

>> Reporter: ANOTHER BIG CONCERN IS TESTING SO FAR ARIZONA'S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SAYS THE STATE HAS TESTED SHY OF 600,000 PEOPLE ONE OING RATES IN THE COUNTRY SOME SAY THEY'RE WAITING HOURS TO GET TESTED HODA? >> ALL RIGHT, JOE

THANK YOU WE ARE NOW JOINED BY DR ASHISH JHA GOOD MORNING TO YOU LET'S TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THESE NUMBERS

THE DEATH TOLL IN THE UNITED STATES NOW TOPS 120,000 WE HAVE 25 STATES SEEING AN UPTICK, SURGING NUMBERS IN TEXAS, ARIZONA, AND FLORIDA I READ AN ARTICLE THAT SAYS TEXAS CHILDRENS HOSPITAL IS NOW OPENING ITS BEDS TO ADULTS TO FREE UP BEDS FOR OTHER COVID PATIENTS HOW DO YOU ACCOUNT FOR THE UPTICK IN THESE NUMBERS AND DO YOU THINK WE'RE READY? >> GOOD MORNING THANKS FOR HAVING ME ON

YOU KNOW, ABOUT A MONTH AND A HALF AG — CRITERIA FOR WHAT STATES SHOULD USE WHEN THEY OPEN UP A GOOD NUMBER OF STATES, MANY OF THE PLACES WHERE WE'RE SEEING SPIKES IGNORED THOSE CRITERIA AND OPENED UP WHEN THE CASE NUMBERS WERE HIGH AND NOT COMING DOWN IN MANY WAYS, THIS WAS EXPECTED AS UPSETTING AS IT IS TO SEE THESE CASES, IT'S NOT SURPRISING AND THE QUESTION NOW IN FRONT OF US IS WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO TO CURTAIL THESE SPIKES AND WE DON'T HAVE TO SHUT DOWN AGAIN? I'M WORRIED WE'RE NOT TAKING IT SERIOUSLY ENOUGH

>> LET'S TALK ABOUT CURTAILING IT, BECAUSE ONE OF THE BIG ISSUES IS MASKS SOME PEOPLE WEAR THEM SOME PEOPLE DON'T WEAR THEM PEOPLE ARE GETTING IN FIGHTS OVER THEM LIKE AT A WALMART SOME PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO WEAR THEM ON PLANES

DO YOU THINK THERE SHOULD BE KIND OF A NATIONAL STANDARD FOR MASK WEARING? >> YOU KNOW, WE'RE IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC AND PEOPLE ARE BRINGING UP — YOU KNOW, PEOPLE WANT TO HAVE FREEDOM TO NOT WEAR MASKS I UNDERSTAND SOMETIMES MASKS CAN BE A LITTLE UNCOMFORTABLE, BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT WE KNOW THAT MASKS REDUCE INFECTIONS AND THEY SAVE LIVES AND JUST AS, YOU KNOW, I CAN'T WALK INTO A RETAIL STORE AND LIGHT UP A CIGARETTE, I SHOULDN'T BE ABLE TO WALK INTO A RETAIL STORE WITHOUT WEARING A MASK THESE ARE BASIC PUBLIC HEALTH MEASURES THAT I THINK SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED ACROSS THE COUNTRY

IT'S NOT THAT INCONVENIENT AND IF IT HELPS US STAY OPEN AND AVOID OUR HOSPITALS GETTING OVERWHELMED, IT FEELS TO ME IT'S WELL WORTH THE COST >> A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE WONDERING WHAT IF I DO WEAR A MASK AND WASH MY HANDS AND TAKE ALL THE PRECAUTIONS? IS IT COOL I GO OUT TO A TOWN AND GO SHOPPING OR GO OUT AND ABOUT? WOULD I BE OKAY IN THAT INSTANCE? >> YOU KNOW, THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS PERFECT SAFETY ALL YOU CAN DO IS REDUCE YOUR RISKS BUT IF YOU'RE WEARING A MASK, WASHING HANDS, AND YOU'RE IN A COMMUNITY NOT HAVING A LARGE OUTBREAK, THEN YEAH

GOING OUT AND ABOUT IS A REASONABLE THING TO DO BUT STILL WORTH MAINTAINING SOCIAL DISTANCING WHEN YOU GO INTO A RETAIL SHOP, NOT SPENDING LOTS OF TIME IN INDOOR CROWDED SPACES BUT THE BIGGEST FACTOR IS HOW BIG OF AN OUTBREAK DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR COMMUNITY? AND SO FOR EVERYBODY, THE KEY IS MAKE SURE YOUR POLITICAL LEADERS ARE DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO KEEP THE LEVEL OF VIRUS DOWN IN YOUR COMMUNITY >> QUICKLY I WANT TO ASK ABOUT THIS ONE OTHER HEADLINE

THE NUMBER OF YOUNG PEOPLE — THE CASES IN YOUNG PEOPLE IS SPIKING HOW DO YOU ACCOUNT FOR THAT AND WHAT'S THE REAL CONCERN IF THAT'S THE CASE? >> YEAH SO I THINK A LOT OF IT IS BECAUSE WHEN PLACES OPENED UP, THE BARS, RESTAURANTS, AND NIGHTCLUBS, IT'S MORE OFTEN FREQUENTED BY YOUNG PEOPLE SO THEY'RE GOING TO BE THE FIRST ONES TO GET INFECTED SOME PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT'S NOT A BIG DEAL BECAUSE YOUNG PEOPLE DON'T GET AS SICK

THAT'S TRUE, BUT THEY'RE GOING TO GO THEN SPEND WITH THEIR PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS SO I'M VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THIS JUST BECAUSE IT STARTS WITH YOUNG PEOPLE DOESN'T MEAN IT'LL STAY WITH YOUNG PEOPLE WE'VE GOT TO CURTAIL IN TRIED TN THIS STATUE LAST NIGHT ALL OF THIS CLEARLY VISIBLE FROM THE WHITE HOUSE WINDOWS

NEAR THE WHITE HOUSE OVERNIGHT, A TENSE STANDOFF WITH POLICE AS PROTESTERS TRIED TO TEAR DOWN A STATUE OF ANDREW JACKSON >> IT'S A RACIST CONFEDERATE STATUE >> Reporter: US

PARK AND DC POLICE STEPPED IN USING A HELICOPTER FROM ABOVE AND PEPPER SPRAY ON THE GROUND TO DISPERSE THE CROWD OF DEMONSTRATORS IN A LATE NIGHT TWEET, THE PRESIDENT CALLING IT DISGRACEFUL VANDALISM AND THREATENING TEN YEARS IN PRISON UNDER THE VETERANS MEMORIAL PRESERVATION ACT IT COMES AS THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY IN NEW YORK HAS DECIDED TO REMOVE A STATUE OF TEDDY ROOSEVELT IN THE FACE OF GROWING CRITICISM FOR ITS DEPICTION OF NATIVE AMERICAN AND AFRICAN FIGURES

>> BLACK MAN AND INDIAN MAN LOOK INFERIOR PERIOD >> Reporter: THE STATUE UNVEILED IN 1940 WAS MEANT TO CELEBRATE THE FORMER PRESIDENT AND PIONEERING CONSERVATIONIST WHOSE FATHER HELPED FOUND THE MUSEUM >> THE STATUE SHOWS THE WHITE MAN AS SUPERIOR TO PEOPLE OF COLOR THAT'S NOT ACCEPTABLE

>> Reporter: THE MUSEUM HAS NOW DECIDED TO REMOVE IT SAYING THE STATUE ITSELF COMMUNICATES A RACIAL HIERARCHY THAT THE MUSEUM AND PUBLIC HAVE LONG FOUND DISTURBING >> THESE ARE MONUMENTS THAT DON'T REPRESENT FOR THE PEOPLE IT'S REPRESENTATION OF OPPRESSION >> I THINK IT SHOULD STAY I THINK TEARING DOWN OUR HISTORY IS RIDICULOUS

IT'S NOT GOING TO CHANGE HISTORY >> MOST OF THESE PEOPLE DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THEY'RE TAKING DOWN >> Reporter: WITH MONUMENTS BEING TORN DOWN IN RECENT WEEKS FROM COAST TO COAST, PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS HE'LL SIGN AN EXECUTIVE ORDER DEMANDING CITIES TO PROTECT THEIR STATUES IN THE WAKE OF GEORGE FLOYD'S DEATH >> WE'RE GOING TO MAKE THE CITIES DEFEND THEIR MONUMENTS THIS IS A DISGRACE

>> Reporter: THIS STATUE HAS AN EXTRA LAYER OF PROTECTION THIS MORNING AND THE PRESIDENT IS TWEETING THIS MORNING SAYING HE AUTHORIZED FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TO ARREST ANYONE WHO DEFIANT ABOUT THE STATE OF HIS CAMPAIGN AND ABOUT HOLDING THOSE INDOOR EVENTS THIS MORNING PRESIDENT TRUMP DEFENDING HIS INDOOR CAMPAIGN EVENTS EVEN AS TWO MORE CAMPAIGN STAFFERS TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS AHEAD OF ANOTHER RALLY TODAY IN PHOENIX >> ARE YOU POTENTIALLY PUTTING THE LIVES OF AMERICANS AT RISK BY CONTINUING TO HOLD THESE INDOOR EVENTS? CASES IN ARIZONA ARE SPIKING, SIR >> NO, I DON'T THINK SO

>> NOT WORRIED AT ALL? >> I'M NOT WORRIED ABOUT IT NOT AT ALL WE WATCH IT WE'RE VERY CAREFUL >> Reporter: AT LEAST EIGHT MEMBERS OF MR

TRUMP'S TULSA ADVANCE TEAM HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 SINCE THE RALLY ON SATURDAY THE SAME RALLY HE MADE THIS CLAIM ABOUT TESTING >> WHEN YOU DO TESTING TO THAT EXTENT, YOU'RE GOING TO FIND MORE PEOPLE, YOU'RE GOING TO FIND MORE CASES SO I SAID TO MY PEOPLE, SLOW THE TESTING DOWN, PLEASE >> Reporter: THE WHITE HOUSE SAID THE PRESIDENT MADE THE COMMENTS IN JEST BUT WHEN PRESSED ABOUT IT WITH THE CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING NETWORK

>> WAS THAT TONGUE IN CHEEK? >> SEMI-TONGUE IN CHEEK I SAY IT ALL THE TIME IT'S UNFAIR WE'RE DOING SO MUCH TESTING >> Reporter: WHILE SOURCES CLOSE TO THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN SAY PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS FURIOUS OVER THE UNDERWHELMING CROWD IN TULSA, THE WHITE HOUSE PUSHING BACK

>> THE WHITE HOUSE WAS PLEASED WITH THE RALLY I WAS WITH HIM I HAVE TO SAY THESE MEDIA REPORTS THAT HE WAS FURIOUS ON THE PLANE, THERE IS NO GROUNDING AND FACT TO THAT >> Reporter: SOURCES CLOSE TO THE CAMPAIGN ALSO TELL NBC NEWS THE PRESIDENT IS INCREASINGLY DISPLEASED WITH HIS CAMPAIGN MANAGER BRAD PARSCALE WHO SAID THERE WOULD BE A HUGE TURNOUT >> ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE ANY CHANGES TO YOUR CAMPAIGN

>> WE'RE DOING WELL WE JUST STARTED >> YOU STILL TRUST YOUR CAMPAIGN MANAGER? >> I TRUST EVERYBODY YEAH I HAD A LOT OF THE SAME PEOPLE ON THE FIRST CAMPAIGN

>> ALSO, KRISTEN, THIS MORNING, THE MARKETS ON A BIT OF A ROLLER COASTER OVERNIGHT AFTER COMMENTS BY THE TOP TRADE ADVISER OF THE PRESIDENT, PETER NAVARRO WHAT ELSE CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT? >> Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT STOCK FUTURES SANK MONDAY OVERNIGHT BEFORE RECOVERING AFTER PETER NAVARRO STOKED CONCERNS THE TRADE DEAL WITH CHINA COULD BE OFF HERE'S THE EXCHANGE THAT PROMPTED THE WHOLE THING IT WAS ON FOX NEWS

TAKE A LOOK >> DO YOU THINK THAT THE PRESIDENT SORT OF — I MEAN, HE OBVIOUSLY REALLY WANTED TO HANG ONTO THIS TRADE DEAL AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND HE WANTED THEM TO MAKE GOOD ON THE PROMISES BECAUSE THERE HAD BEEN PROGRESS BUT GIVEN ALL THE THINGS YOU JUST LISTED, IS THAT OVER? >> IT'S OVER, YES >> Reporter: NOW, IN AN ATTEMPT TO CALM THE MARKETS, NAVARRO CLARIFIED HIS COMMENTS INCLUDING TO NBC NEWS HE TOLD ME, QUOTE, MY COMMENTS HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE TRADE DEAL AT ALL, PERIOD, FULL STOP

HE SAYS HE WAS TALKING ABOUT THE LACK OF TRUST BETWEEN THE US AND CHINA NOW, TRUMP OFFICIALS SAY CHINA SHOWED A REAL LACK OF TRANSPARENCY DURING THE EARLY STAGES OF THE CORONAVIRUS SO THAT'S BEEN BUILDING TENSIONS BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES

PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED ABOUT THE MATTER OVERNIGHT HE SAID THE CHINA TRADE DEAL IS FULLY >> I TRUST EVERYBODY YEAH I HAD A LOT OF THE SAME PEOPLE ON THE FIRST CAMPAIGN >> ALSO, KRISTEN, THIS MORNING, THE MARKETS ON A BIT OF A ROLLER COASTER OVERNIGHT AFTER COMMENTS BY THE TOP TRADE ADVISER OF THE PRESIDENT, PETER NAVARRO

WHAT ELSE CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT? >> Reporter: THAT'S RIGHT STOCK FUTURES SANK MONDAY OVERNIGHT BEFORE RECOVERING AFTER PETER NAVARRO STOKED CONCERNS THE TRADE DEAL WITH CHINA COULD BE OFF HERE'S THE EXCHANGE THAT PROMPTED THE WHOLE THING IT WAS ON FOX NEWS TAKE A LOOK

>> DO YOU THINK THAT THE PRESIDENT SORT OF — I MEAN, HE OBVIOUSLY REALLY WANTED TO HANG ONTO THIS TRADE DEAL AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND HE WANTED THEM TO MAKE GOOD ON THE PROMISES BECAUSE THERE HAD BEEN PROGRESS BUT GIVEN ALL THE THINGS YOU JUST LISTED, IS THAT OVER? >> IT'S OVER, YES >> Reporter: NOW, IN AN ATTEMPT TO CALM THE MARKETS, NAVARRO CLARIFIED HIS COMMENTS INCLUDING TO NBC NEWS HE TOLD ME, QUOTE, MY COMMENTS HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE TRADE DEAL AT ALL, PERIOD, FULL STOP HE SAYS HE WAS TALKING ABOUT THE LACK OF TRUST BETWEEN THE U

S AND CHINA NOW, TRUMP OFFICIALS SAY CHINA SHOWED A REAL LACK OF TRANSPARENCY DURING THE EARLY STAGES OF THE CORONAVIRUS SO THAT'S BEEN BUILDING TENSIONS BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED ABOUT THE MATTER OVERNIGHT

HE SAID THE CHINA TRADE DEAL IS FULLY INTACT HOPEFULLY THEY'LL CONTINUE TO LIVE UP TO THE DRIVERS IT WAS HISTORIC AND AN INCREDIBLE MOMENT FOR A NATION AT A CROSS ROADS >> RACING IS THE GREAT EQUALIZER >> Reporter: IN A 500-LAP RACE AT TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY, IT WAS THIS UNFORGETTABLE STRETCH BEFORE THE GREEN FLAG DROPPED — >> THE ENTIRE GARAGE AREA HAS RALLIED AROUND BUBBA WALLACE

>> Reporter: — THAT WILL BE AN ENDURING IMAGE FOR ALL NASCAR FANS >> THE PRERACE STILL WAS ONE OF THE HARDEST THINGS I'VE HAD TO WITNESS IN MY LIFE >> Reporter: AND EMOTIONAL BUBBA WALLACE, THE SPORT'S ONLY BLACK DRIVER WEPT ON THE TRACK AS DOZENS OF DRIVERS AND THEIR CREWS SHOWERED HIM WITH LOVE AND SUPPORT PULLING HIS NUMBER 43 CAR TO THE FRONT OF THE LINE AFTER WALLACE WAS THE APPARENT TARGET OF A HATE CRIME >> I WANTED TO SHOW WHOEVER IT WAS THAT YOU'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE AWAY MY SMILE

AND I'M GOING TO KEEP ON GOING >> Reporter: THE ACT THAT SICKENED THE SPORTS WORLD, A NOOSE LEFT IN WALLACE'S GARAGE STALL A WEEK AFTER HE SUCCESSFULLY LOBBIED NASCAR TO BAN THE CONFEDERATE FLAG CURRENT DRIVERS AND FORMER STARS LIKE DALE EARNHARDT JR SPEAKING OUT >> THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE RALLYING AROUND BUBBA, BUT I DON'T KNOW THAT ANY OF US REALLY UNDERSTANDS HOW THAT MUST HAVE FELT

>> Reporter: THE FBI IS INVESTIGATING WHETHER ANY FEDERAL LAWS WERE VIOLATED AS NASCAR HAS LAUNCHED ITS OWN INVESTIGATION RACING LEGEND RICHARD PETTY WHO RUNS THE TEAM WALLACE DRIVES FOR CALLED WHAT HAPPENED A VIOLATION OF HUMAN DECENCY TWEETING IN PART, THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO PLACE IN OUR SPORT OR OUR SOCIETY FOR RACISM EVEN IN PAIN, A TEACHABLE MOMENT FOR FAMILIES IS THIS A TOUGH CONVERSATION TO HAVE WITH YOUR SONS ABOUT WHAT'S JUST HAPPENED IN THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS? >> IT'S VERY TOUGH, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, I WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RIGHT AND WRONG >> NO ONE IS WHITE, BLACK, BROWN, OR YELLOW

THEY ARE ALL RACERS >> Reporter: AND ON THIS DAY, THE DIFFERENT DRIVERS, CREWS, AND RACING TEAMS ALL UNITED BY FOUR SIMPLE WORDS I STAND WITH BUBBA FORMER DRIVER JEFF GORDON CALLED THIS ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL, EMOTIONAL LEADUPS TO ANY RACE HE'D EVER SEEN AND THIS WAS ACTUALLY A RACE

BUBBA WALLACE FINISHING 14th BUT ONLY BECAUSE HE RAN OUT OF FUEL AT THE VERY END BUT I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY QUESTION AS TO WHO THE RACE'S BIG WINNER WAS YESTERDAY >> YEAH >> Reporter: HODA, LET ME SEND IT BACK TO YOU >> BY THE WAY, THAT IMAGE WILL STAY WITH ME

THIS MORNING I WOKE UP AND SAW IT AND I LITERALLY HAD TO REPLAY IT A COUPLE OF TIMES BECAUSE IT WAS A WOW MOMENT >> AND IN THE RACE ITSELF, BUBBA WALLACE DID REALLY GOOD MOST OF THAT RACE IT'S REALLY AWESOME TO SEE WHAT HE HAS COME TO SYMBOLIZE N TOUR IN HERE TO COME BACK TO LIFE >> Reporter: THIS MORNING NEW YORK CITY REOPENING FOLLOWING IN THE FOOT STEPS OF SMALLER TOWNS UP STATE

IN HISTORIC HUDSON, NEW YORK, SHUTTING BUSINESSES BECAUSE OF COVID-19 WAS HEART BREAKING ESPECIALLY FOR THE SISTERS WHO OWN TANZI'S >> IT WAS VERY HARD BECAUSE WE LOVE ALL PEOPLE AND OUR CUSTOMERS IT WAS VERY HARD TO SHUT THE DOOR ON THEM, BUT WE TOLD THEM THAT WE WOULD BE BACK >> Reporter: SADLY NOT EVERY BUSINESS CAN SAY THE SAME

>> THE SOUL IS IN OUR SMALL BUSINESSES, AND UNFORTUNATELY WE HAD A HANDFUL OF BUSINESSES THAT WON'T RETURN DUE TO COVID >> Reporter: THE REGION JUST ENTERED PHASE THREE OF REOPENING RESTAURANTS CAN SERVE INSIDE AT 50% CAPACITY NAILS ARE GETTING DONE HAIR IS BEING CUT

AND PEOPLE CAN GATHER IN GROUPS OF 25 NEW YORK'S COVID NUMBERS ECLIPSE THE REST OF THE COUNTRY, BUT MOST OF THE STATE'S NEARLY 400,000 CASES ARE FROM THE EXPLOSION OF THE VIRUS IN NEW YORK CITY THE REST OF THE STATE SUFFERED LESS IN COLUMBIA COUNTY WHERE HUDSON IS, 451 CASES WERE CONFIRMED AND 43 PEOPLE HAVE DIED >> WE HAVE DONE THE IMPOSSIBLE

>> Reporter: GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO WHO HAS BECOME THE FACE OF NEW YORK'S PANDEMIC RESPONSE LAID OUT STRICT RULES FOR REOPENING THERE WERE PEOPLE NORTH OF NEW YORK CITY THAT WANTED IT TO HAPPEN A LOT FASTER AN UNEXPECTED DELAY TRIGGERED REACTION >> IT'S AN INSULT TO EVERY BUSINESS IN THIS COMMUNITY THAT'S BEEN STRUGGLING IT'S A LACK OF RESPECT FOR THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY

>> Reporter: JUST A FEW HOURS LATER GOVERNOR CUOMO SIGNED OFF BUT SOME OF THAT BITTERNESS REMAINS THE GOVERNOR PUSHING BACK >> WE HAVE MONTHS OF DATA NOW THAT SAYS THE GUIDELINES MAKE SENSE, KEEP FOLLOWING THEM >> Reporter: NOW THEY ARE TRYING TO DO AS MUCH BUSINESS OUTSIDE AS POSSIBLE IN UPSTATE NEW YORK >> I THINK IT'LL JUST BE GREAT

I THINK OUTSIDE RIGHT NOW IS JUST MORE COMFORTABLE FOR EVERYONE >> Reporter: AT TANZY'S AT LEAST, NORMALCY IS RETURNING >> WE'VE LIVED THROUGH THE HARDEST PART AND NOW WE'RE GOING TO LIVE THROUGH THE BETTER PART OF REMEETING OUR FRIENDS AGAIN WE'RE GOING TO BE OKAY >> IT'S UNCLEAR WHAT PHASE FOUR IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE UP HERE

THAT'LL INCLUDE THINGS LIKE ART, ENTERTAINMENT, EDUCATION STILL IN THIS AREA OF NEW YORK THAT THRIVES ON FESTIVALS THEY'RE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE AVE WILL BRING PEOPLE IN FROM OUT OF STATE >> THIS IS AN IMPORTANT FIRST STEP BUT IT IS A FIRST STEP THAT BRINGS US TO GOVERNOR CUOMO OF NEW YORK GOOD MORNING TO YOU

THIS IS A GREAT DAY FOR THE STATE OF NEW YORK AS THESE AREAS IN NEW YORK CITY ENTER A NEW FACE OF REOPENING BUT OF COURSE IT'S HAPPENING IN THE BACKDROP OF WHAT'S GOING ON AROUND THE COUNTRY WHERE STATES THAT REOPENED EARLIER ARE SEEING SERIOUS SPIKES IN CASES SCALE OF ONE TO TEN, HOW WORRIED ARE YOU THAT THAT WILL BE NEW YORK'S FATE? >> WELL, SAVANNAH, THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT WE WENT THROUGH WHAT THE OTHER STATES ARE GOING THROUGH AND WE DID HAVE A SCIENCE-BASED REOPENING WE DID IT ON THE FACTS WE DID CONTROL IT

WE DID MODERATE IT AND THAT'S WHAT WORKS THE STATES THAT REOPENED WITH ABANDON, THEY NOW HAVE TREMENDOUS INFECTION RATES THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT CLOSING AGAIN THEIR HOSPITALS ARE OVERWHELMED

AND THAT VINDICATES WHAT STATES LIKE NEW YORK DID DON'T REOPEN IN A RUSH REOPEN INTELLIGENTLY AND THEN YOU WON'T HAVE A SUBSEQUENT PROBLEM SO WE'RE RIGHT ON TRACK OUR APPROACH HAS WORKED

WE WENT FROM ONE OF THE HIGHEST INFECTION RATES IN THE UNITED STATES TO ONE OF THE LOWEST INFECTION RATES SO THE STATE IS COMING BACK WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE OTHER STATES DON'T INFECT US NOW >> I WAS GOING TO ASK YOU ABOUT THAT, BECAUSE YOU TALKED ABOUT POTENTIALLY IMPOSING A QUARANTINE FROM OTHER STATES PARTICULARLY FLORIDA WHICH OF COURSE DID THE SAME TO NEW YORKERS WAS THAT A JAB AT FLORIDA'S GOVERNOR OR ARE YOU CONSIDERING SAYING YOU WANT TO QUARANTINE IF YOU WANT TO COME TO THE STATE OF NEW YORK? >> WELL, IT'S NOT JUST FLORIDA

YOU HAVE ABOUT HALF THE STATES IN THIS COUNTRY YOU'RE SEEING THE VIRUS GOING UP NEW YORK, WE HAVE THE VIRUS GOING DOWN SO WE'RE NOW AFRAID THAT WE HAVE THE LOW INFECTION RATE, PEOPLE GET ON A PLANE AND COME TO NEW YORK AND I HAVE PEOPLE CALLING ME ALL DAY LONG SAYING THEY'RE WORRIED ABOUT WHERE THEY ARE THEY WANT TO COME TO NEW YORK JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE WHO COME IN FROM STATES WITH HIGHER INFECTIONS DON'T INADVERTENTLY INCREASE OUR INFECTION RATE

>> THIS IS A GREAT DAY OF PROGRESS AS YOU KNOW, IN THE HUDSON VALLEY WHICH IS ENTERING PHASE THREE TODAY NEW YORK CITY ENTERING ITS REOPENING PHASE BUT A LOT OF PEOPLE SAYING GOVERNOR CUOMO, YOU'VE MOVED TOO SLOWLY AND THEY'VE BEEN CRUSHED ECONOMICALLY WHAT'S YOUR RESPONSE TO THAT? >> I SAY LOOK AT THE FACTS LOOK AT THE COUNTRY

EVERYTHING SAYS WE DID IT RIGHT AND DID IT SMART LOOK, NOBODY WANTED TO CLOSE NO BUSINESS PERSON WANTED TO CLOSE NO EMPLOYEE WANTED TO STAY HOME BUT THERE WAS NO ALTERNATIVE, SAVANNAH

AND THOSE STATES THAT HAD THIS BLIND, OKAY LET'S DO WHATEVER WE WANT TO DO AND WE'LL REOPEN IMMEDIATELY, THEY HAVE SERIOUS PROBLEMS NOW NOT ONLY WILL YOU HAVE THOSE STATE WHERE IS MORE PEOPLE DIE, BUT IT WASN'T EVEN BETTER FOR THE BUSINESSES BECAUSE NOW THEY REOPENED AND NOW THEY HAVE AN INFECTION RATE ISSUE AND THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT CLOSING AGAIN SO ANYONE WHO THINKS WE COULD HAVE REOPENED SOONER, LOOK AT FLORIDA, LOOK AT ARIZONA, LOOK AT TEXAS, LOOK AT THE OTHER 23 STATES GOING UP AND IT SHOWS WE WERE SMART AND RIGHT

>> GOVERNOR, I HAVE TO ASK YOU ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IN NURSING HOMES IN THIS STATE YOU ISSUED A LAW — HUNDRED PEOPLE DIE IN SENIOR HOMES IN THIS STATE IN RETROSPECT WAS THAT ORDER A MISTAKE? I KNOW THAT GUIDANCE HAS SINCE BEEN CHANGED >> NO, WE FOLLOWED FEDERAL GUIDANCE ON THE NURSING HOMES SO WHAT WE DID HERE IN NEW YORK IS NOTHING DIFFERENT THAN WHAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PUT OUT FOR GUIDANCE FOR EVERY STATE

>> WAS THAT A MISTAKE? >> NO, LOOK IF YOU LOOK AT HOW MANY PEOPLE DIED IN NURSING HOMES IN NEW YORK COMPARED TO OTHER STATES, WE ACTUALLY HAVE A LOWER PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE WHO DIED IN NURSING HOMES BUT WE HAD MORE PEOPLE DIE THAN ANY OTHER STATE THAT'S A FACT THE REASON THAT HAPPENED WAS BECAUSE WE HAD THE VIRUS COMING FROM EUROPE WHEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TOLD US THE VIRUS WAS COMING FROM CHINA

AND WE HAD NO SCREENING ON PEOPLE COMING FROM EUROPE NOW, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT JUST MISSED THAT BUT YES, MORE PEOPLE DIED IN NURSING HOMES IN NEW YORK, BUT MORE PEOPLE DIED IN NURSING HOMES IN EVERY STATE IT ATTACKED THE OLDER PEOPLE IN CONGREGATE SETTINGS AND THOSE WERE NURSING HOMES >> LET ME ASK YOU ON ANOTHER TOPIC PRESIDENT TRUMP MENTIONED IN AN INTERVIEW THAT HE FEELS CITIES SHOULD TAKE FURTHER ACTION TO STOP MONUMENTS FROM BEING DESTROYED

WE SAW THAT SCENE AT THE WHITE HOUSE WITH THE ANDREW JACKSON STATUE NEAR THE WHITE HOUSE WE KNOW THE THEODORE ROOSEVELT STATUE IS COMING DOWN IN NEW YORK CITY DO YOU BELIEVE CITIES SHOULD DO MORE TO PROTECT MONUMENTS? >> I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THE PRESIDENT'S GUIDANCE IS, SAVANNAH, FRANKLY CITIES ARE MAKING DECISIONS THE TEDDY ROOSEVELT STATUE I THINK WAS LESS ABOUT TEDDY ROOSEVELT BUT THE OTHER PARTS OF THAT STATUE

AND LOOK PEOPLE ARE MAKING A STATEMENT ABOUT EQUALITY, ABOUT COMMUNITY TO BE AGAINST RACISM, AGAINST SLAVERY I THINK THOSE ARE GOOD STATEMENTS AND IT DEPENDS, YOU KNOW, CAN YOU OVERDO IT? OF COURSE YOU CAN BUT IN NEW YORK, I DON'T THINK WE'VE OVERDONE IT

AND I THINK IT'S A HEALTHY EXPRESSION OF PEOPLE SAYING LET'S GET SOME PRIORITIES HERE AND LET'S REMEMBER THE SIN AND MISTAKE THAT THIS NATION MADE AND LET'S NOT CELEBRATE IT >> FINALLY I HAVE TO ASK YOU ABOUT THE FIRING OF THE US ATTORNEY IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK, ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL PROSECUTORS IN THE COUNTRY THE PRESIDENT FIRED HIM

DO YOU THINK THERE'S ANYTHING SUSPICIOUS THERE? DO YOU THINK THERE'S SOMETHING FISHY THERE? >> WELL, I DON'T THINK THE PRESIDENT GETS INVOLVED IN FIRING A PARTICULAR US ATTORNEY UNLESS THE ISSUE IS OF PARTICULAR IMPORT TO THE PRESIDENT THIS IS A PROSECUTORS OFFICE THAT WAS INVESTIGATING THE PRESIDENT PERSONALLY AND PEOPLE AROUND THE PRESIDENT PERSONALLY AND THIS WAS A VERY HEAVY HANDED MOVE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

BUT LOOK, THE PRESIDENT HAS MADE HIS POSITION CLEAR FROM DAY ONE HE DOESN'T CONSIDER THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AN INDEPENDENT AGENCY, HE CONSIDERS IT A POLITICAL APPOINTEE OF HIS AND THE PRESIDENT'S POSITION IS IF YOU DON'T SUPPORT HIM POLITICALLY, THEN YOU'RE OUT AND HE DOES THAT WITH JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS THERE'S NOTHING NEW THERE

YOU LOOK AT WHAT THEY'RE DOING WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR IN WASHINGTON AND THE FAVORITISM FOR THE PRESIDENT'S CRONIES IT'S JUST AN EXTENSION OF WHAT THEY DO AND WHAT THEY BELIEVE I WOULDN'T BE SHOCKED AT IT YES, IT'S HEAVY HANDED AND A DISTORTION OF JUSTICE >> NEW YORK GOVERNOR ANDREW CUOMO

GOT TO LEAVE IT THERE THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME A >>> BACK NOW WITH THE CRISIS IN OUR COUNTRY A STAGGERING RISE IN SUICIDE ATTEMPTS BY BLACK CHILDREN ONE MOTHER'S HEART-BREAKING MESSAGE AND WE WANT TO NOTE, IF YOU DO HAVE YOUNGSTERS IN THE ROOM, SOME OF WHAT'S DISCUSSED IS TROUBLING TO HEAR

>> SO HAPPY >> Reporter: FROM BIRTH, SEVEN WAS HIS PARENT'S JOY THE CHILD SAID TAMMY CHARLES COULDN'T HAVE >> YOUR MIRACLE BABY, HUH? >> ABSOLUTELY I TOLD HIM OVER AND OVER, DADDY AND I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE ALWAYS DID

>> Reporter: BUT LAST YEAR AT TEN YEARS OLD, THEY LOST HIM TO SUICIDE IN THEIR HOME IN LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY >> WE TEACH OUR CHILDREN ABOUT STRANGER DANGER OR GUNS OR ANY OTHER TYPE OF OUTWARD HURT THAT WE TRY TO PROTECT THEM FROM THIS IS ONE THAT WAS BROUGHT — I WAS BLIND SIDED BY MY TEN AND A HALF YEAR OLD SON, MY MIRACLE CHILD, MY ONLY CHILD, WAS DEAD >> Reporter: A STUDY COMMISSIONED BY THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS SHOWS IN RECENT YEARS, SELF-REPORTED SUICIDE ATTEMPTS BY BLACK TEENS INCREASED BY 40%

BLACK CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 13 WERE TWICE AS LIKELY TO DIE BY SUICIDE THAN WHITE CHILDREN >> REALLY SHOCKING >> Reporter: NYU PROFESSOR MICHAEL LINDSEY LED THE STUDY WHY IS THIS HAPPENING? >> I THINK WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT THE RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION THAT IS PREVAILING IN OUR SOCIETY THAT TRAUMA, I THINK, IS INGENDERING A SENSE OF HOPELESSNESS FOR KIDS, WONDERING IF THEIR LIFE REALLY MATTERS

>> Reporter: TAMMY ADVOCATED FOR HER SON, TRIED TO GET HIM HELP AND WORKED WITH HIS SCHOOL AFTER HE WAS BULLIED, CALLED THE N WORD AND CHOKED ON THE SCHOOL BUS JUST MONTHS BEFORE HIS DEATH >> I MISS MOST HIS SMILES I MISS CALLING HIS NAME AND I MISS HEARING SOMEONE CALL ME MOMMY

THAT IS WHAT I MISS THE MOST >> Reporter: NATIONWIDE, BLACK AND BROWN CHILDREN ARE LESS LIKELY THAN NON-LATINO WHITE CHILDREN TO RECEIVE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PHILADELPHIA'S PSYCHO THERAPIST IS TRYING TO CHANGE THAT, RAISING MONEY FOR FREE COUNSELING FOR FAMILIES OF COLOR >> WE REALLY WANT YOUNG FOLKS TO KNOW THEY AREN'T ALONE NOW MORE THAN EVER, OUR FOLKS ARE ACTUALLY OPEN TO THE HEALING

>> Reporter: HEALING FOR TAMMY IS SHARING HER SON'S STORY >> IF YOU DON'T HAVE CHIRP OR IF YOU DO, TELL THEM, YOU ARE LOVED YOU ARE IMPORTANT AND IF THERE IS ANYTHING I CAN DO TO HELP YOU THROUGH, PLEASE TELL ME TALK TO ME

PLEASE >> Reporter: HOPING T A CUTTING EDGE NEW WAY TO SCREEN FOR COVID-19 HERE'S GADDY SCHWARTZ >> Reporter: AT LAX'S INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL TODAY, A NEW LEVEL OF SCREENING A THERMAL IMAGING CAMERA NOW SCANNING THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE

ANYONE WITH A TEMPERATURE ABOVE 1004 WILL BE APPROACHED FOR A SECONDARY SCREENING IF THEY HAVE A FEVER, THEY WILL BE ASKED NOT TO FLY THE ROLL-OUT, THE BIGGEST INFRARED SCREENING YET IN THE US

AIRPORT, BUT SIMILAR TO WHAT'S BEING USED IN ASIA AND ACROSS EUROPE BUT HEALTH EXPERTS IN THE UNITED STATES WARN THE NEW TECHNOLOGY ISN'T FOOL-PROOF >> IT WILL NOT STOP ANY ASYMPTOMATIC CARRIERS BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE FEVERS TO SPEAK OF >> Reporter: SINCE THE EARLY DAYS OF THE STATE LOCKDOWNS, AIR TRAVEL IS UP 300%, BUT STILL JUST A FRACTION OF WHAT IT WAS LAST YEAR FOR NOW THE PROGRAM AT LAX COMES WITH LIMITATIONS

IMAGES WON'T BE STORED AND DEPARTING PASSENGERS WITH FEVERS WILL ONLY BE ADVISED NOT TO FLY >> WE'RE NOT GOING TO STOP THEM FROM TRAVELING WE'RE NOT GOING TO TELL THE AIRLINES THEY HAVE THIS FEVER WE WILL JUST GIVE THEM THIS ADVICE AND LET THEM CONTINUE ON THEIR JOURNEY NOW OFFICIALS HOPING A NEW LAYER OF SCREENING WILL ADD ADDITIONAL PAID RESPECTS TOD RAYSHARD BROOKS

HERE'S NBC'S BLAYNE ALEXANDER >> Reporter: LYING IN A SHIENDING GOLD CASKET, THE BODY OF RAYSHARD BROOKS ARRIVED AT ATLANTA'S EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH WHERE DR MARTIN LUTHER KING JR ONCE SERVED AS PASTOR TOMORROW HIS DAUGHTER WILL SPEAK AT BROOKS' MEMORIAL SERVICE TODAY PEOPLE WAITING AT TIMES IN THE RAIN TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS

>> IT'S ABOUT A STAND OF SOLIDARITY VERSUS WHITE VERSUS BLACK, COP VERSUS NON-COP IT'S HUMANITY VERSUS INHUMANITY >> Reporter: BROOKS WHO DIED TEN DAYS AGO DURING A POLICE ENCOUNTER IN A WENDY'S PARKING LOT HAS BECOME THE LATEST RALLYING CRY FOR THOSE DEMANDING POLICE REFORM IN ATLANTA THE CITY'S POLICE DEPARTMENT ACKNOWLEDGES A HIGHER THAN AVERAGE NUMBER OF OFFICERS CALLING OUT SICK FOLLOWING LAST WEEK'S CHARGES AGAINST FORMER OFFICER GARRETT ROLFE AND OFFICER DEVON BROZ NAN >> EXPLANATION FOR CALLING OUT SICK, INCLUDE OFFICERS QUESTIONING THEIR TRAINING, OFFICERS BEING CHALLENGED AND ATTACKED AND UNEASE ABOUT OFFICERS SEEING THEIR COLLEAGUES CRIMINALLY CHARGED SO QUICKLY >> Reporter: THIS AS DEPARTMENTS AROUND THE COUNTRY FACE INCRETED SCRUTINY, THIS VIDEO SHOWS AN NYPD OFFICER APPEARING TO USE A CHOKE HOLD >> STOP CHOKING HIM, BRO

>> Reporter: DAYS AFTER CHOKE HOLDS WERE OUTLAWED IN STATE WITHIN HOURS THAT OFFICER SUSPENDED WITHOUT PAY >> THAT PERSON WAS DEALT SWIFTLY WITH, WAS SUSPENDED, AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO TREAT THAT SERIOUSLY AND CONTINUE TO EMPHASIZE IT IN TRAINING >> Reporter: BACK IN ATLANTA A BOND HEARING FOR THE OFFICER CHARGED WITH BROOKS' MURDER THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE HELD TOMORROW HAS NOW BEE HIS GARAGE STALL TONIGHT THE FBI AND NASCAR ARE INVESTIGATE ING

>> Reporter: IN A SIGN OF SOLIDARITY AND A REJECTION OF RACISM NASCAR DRIVERS WALK ALONGSIDE BUBBA WALLACE'S CAR, NUMBER 43, OVERCOME WITH EMISSION >> A DESPICABLE ACT BY SOMEONE >> Reporter: LESS THAN 24 HOURS, A NOOSE WAS FOUND IN HIS STALL PROMPTING THIS RESPONSE, I WILL NOT GIVE IN, NOR WILL I BACK DOWN NASCAR CONFIRMING TO NBC NEWS THAT NO FANS HAVE ACCESS TO THAT GARAGE, ONLY A FEW ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL

THE ORGANIZATION VOWING TO INVESTIGATE AND DECLARING WE HAVE ANGRY AND OUTRAGED AND CANNOT STATE STRONGLY ENOUGH HOW SERIOUSLY WE TAKE THIS HEINOUS ACT THE FBI IS ALREADY ON SCENE TONIGHT WITH THE US ATTORNEY IN BIRMINGHAM INVESTIGATING POSSIBLE VIOLATIONS OF FEDERAL LAW >> LET'S GO SHUT THESE HATERS UP

>> Reporter: TODAY'S RACE, THE FIRST OPPORTUNITY FOR GENERAL ADMISSION FANS TO GET BACK ON THE TRACK AND THE FIRST TEST OF A FEDERAL FLAG PLAN CHAMPIONED BY WALLACE >> IT IS NOT A RACE THING IT IS ABOUT WALKING INTO AN EVENT AND FEELING UNCOMFORTABLE THAT'S IT >> Reporter: FANS FAILING THAT TEST

CONFEDERATE FLAGS ON TOP OF WINNEBAGOS WALLACE'S FELLOW DRIVERS VOICING ZERO TOLERANCE FOR ANY OF IT >> Reporter: TONIGHT, DRIVERS BANDING TOGETHER BUBBA WALLACE STANDING ANYWHERE BUT ALONE NASCAR'S PRESIDENT STEVE PHELPS SAYS HE WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO TALK TO BUBBA WALLACE ABOUT THE NOOSE

HE SAID IT WAS A DIFFICULT FOR HIM IT WAS A DIFFICULT ARE CRYI FOUL AND NOW THE WHITE HOUSE IS RESPONDING HERE IS NBC'S STEPHANIE GOSK >> Reporter: TONIGHT DEMOCRATS CALLING FOR AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE SUDDEN FIRING OF U

S ATTORNEY JEFFREY BURR MAN >> OVER THE PAST TWO DAYS, HIS SOR RID AND PLOT BY PRESIDENT TRUMP AND ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR TO OUST A WELL RESPECTED ATTORNEY IS LAID OUT IN PUBLIC VIEW >> Reporter: ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR ANNOUNCED IN A PRESS RELEASE THAT BURR MAN WILL BE STEPPING DOWN BURR MAN QUICKLY RESPONDING THAT HE HAD NO INTENTION OF RESIGNING

US ATTORNEYS ARE APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENT HE CAN REMOVE THEM AT ANY TIME THE PRESIDENT FIRED BURR MAN ON SATURDAY

THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS IT WAS JUST A PERSONNEL MOVE DESIGNED TO FIND A POSITION FOR OUTGOING SEC CHAIRMAN JAY CLAYTON >> BARR WAS WORKING ON A SMOOTH TRANSITION HE CAME TO THE PRESIDENT, AND THE PRESIDENT AGREED AND FIRED THIS INDIVIDUAL, MR BURR MAN >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP APPEARING TO DISTANCE HIMSELF FROM THE DECISION ON SATURDAY

>> WE HAVE A VERY CAPABLE ATTORNEY GENERAL, SO THAT'S REALLY UP TO HIM I'M NOT INVOLVED >> Reporter: THE SURVIVE LED TO DEMOCRATIC ACCUSATIONS THAT THE WHITE HOUSE WAS TRYING TO OBSTRUCT INVESTIGATIONS IN NEW YORK SOUTHERN DISTRICT AN OFFICER LOOKED INTO PRESIDENT TRUMP'S ALLIES IN THE PAST, INCLUDING PERSONAL ATTORNEY RUDY GIULIANI AND MICHAEL COHEN BUT CLAYTON IS UNLIKELY TO BE CONFIRMED BY THE SENATE

THE ACTING US ATTORNEY NOW IS AUD DRI STRAP, A REGISTERED DEMOCRAT WHO WAS BURR MAN'S DEPUTY MEANING ANY CURRENT INVESTIGATION TONIGHT SOURCES TELL NBC NEWS THERE ARE NO MEANWHILE, THERE ARE NEW CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS ABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S RALLY FOR TOMORROW

>> Reporter: LESS THAN 24 HOURS BEFORE HIS BOOK HITS STORE SHELVES, JOHN BOLTON AGAIN TAKING AIM AT HIS FORMER BOSS >> THE BIGGEST FEAR I HAVE IS THAT HIS POLICYMAKING IS SO INCOHERENT, SO UNFOCUSSED, SO UNSTRUCTURED, SO WRAPPED AROUND HIS OWN PERSONAL POLITICAL FORTUNES THAT MISTAKES ARE BEING MADE THAT WILL HAVE GRAVE CONSEQUENCES FOR THE NATIONAL SECURITY OF THE UNITED STATES >> Reporter: BOLTON ALSO SAYING HE WON'T VOTE FOR THE PRESIDENT >> I'M NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR HIM IN NOVEMBER CERTAINLY NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR JOE BIDEN EITHER

>> Reporter: HOUSE DEMOCRATS SAY THEY'RE CONSIDERING CALLING BOLTON WHILE SLAMMING HIM FOR REFUSING TO TESTIFY WITHOUT A SUBPOENA >> TO THE LENGTH AND DEGREE THAT HE INDICTS DONALD TRUMP, HE ALSO INDICTS HIMSELF WITH COWARDICE AND FOR GREED >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP HITTING BACK AT BOLTON CALLING HIS FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER A WHACKO, GROSSLY INCOMPETENT AND A LIAR THE PRESIDENT IS FACING FRESH FALL-OUT FOR USING A RACIAL SLUR TO DESCRIBE THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS >> HAS MORE NAMES THAN ANY DISEASE IN HISTORY

I CAN NAME KUNG FLU, THE CHINESE VIRUS >> Reporter: TODAY THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN SAID TWO ADDITIONAL STAFFERS WHO WORKED AT THE TULSA RALLY HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS, BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER TO AT LEAST EIGHT THE PRESIDENT WAS ASKED ABOUT HIS EVENT TOMORROW AT AN ARIZONA MEGA CHURCH >> WE WANT TO GET RID OF THIS THING >> Reporter: MEANTIME, LEADERS OF THAT CHURCH IN AN ONLINE VIDEO TODAY SAY THEY'RE USING NEW TECHNOLOGY THEY CLAIM KILLED CORONAVIRUS

>> AND IT KILLED 999% OF COVID WITHIN TEN MINUTES IT TAKES PARTICLANTS OUT AND COVID CANNOT LIVE IN THAT ENVIRONMENT >> Reporter: EXPERTS SAY EVEN IF IT WORKED IT WOULD NOT PREVENT TRANSMISSION THROUGH COUGHING OR OTHER MEANS >> WHATEVER IT IS, IF IT'S NOT DIRECTLY BETWEEN YOUR FACE AND THE PERSON STANDING NEXT TO YOU, WHICH IS WHY WE REALLY, YOU KNOW, RECOMMEND THAT PEOPLE DON'T ATTEND MASS GATHERINGS

>> Reporter: WE REACHED OUT TO THE CH FOOTING REMAINS AN INDELICATE SCIENCE KERRY SANDERS, NBC NEWS >> Reporter: THIS IS GABE GUTIERREZ IN NEW YORK, THE ONE-TIME EPICENTER OF THE CORONAVIRUS, WHICH TODAY HIT A MAJOR MILESTONE, STAGE TWO OF REOPENING OUTDOOR DINING, RETAIL STORES AND BARBERSHOPS ARE BACK >> FOR ME, I'M ECSTATIC

I HAVE CABIN FEVER >> Reporter: ONE OF THE EARLY SHOPPERS AT OLD NAVY'S FLAG SHIP >> WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS SINCE THE MOMENT WE LOCKED THE DOORS >> Reporter: FOR SOME OFFICES SEISMIC CHANGES >> AS WE'RE WALKING THROUGH RIGHT NOW OUR TEMPERATURES ARE BEING SCANNED

>> Reporter: SCANNERS NOW FLAG EMPLOYEES WITH POTENTIALLY HIGH TEMPERATURES >> YOUR TEMPERATURE IS 971 CURRENTLY >> Reporter: FOR MORE SCREENING, THE CEO OF RXR REALITY SHOWED US ELEVATORS READ KEY CARDS TO KNOW WHAT FLOOR YOU ARE GOING TO AND EMPLOYEE ARRIVAL TIMES ARE STAGGERED THIS LIMITS NOW CROWDED THEY GET

>> THIS ELEVATOR KNOWS EXACTLY WHERE WE'RE GOING >> IT KNOWS WHERE WE'RE GOING, AND IT ONLY ALLOWS FOUR PEOPLE >> Reporter: SO THIS IS HOW THE WORKPLACE WILL LOOK FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE >> WE CALL THIS THE NEW ABNORMAL, THIS PERIOD OF WHEN WE HAVE THE VACCINE HAVE THE VACCINE AND WHEN WE HAVE TO WORK LIKE THIS

>> Reporter: AT THE START OF THE CRISIS, WE VISITED MANHATTAN'S WEST WAY DINER SINCE THEN, BUSINESS HAS OPINION BRUTAL >> WE HAD TO LET GO TEMPORARILY ALL OF OUR EMPLOYEES, AND WE HAD TO SHUT DOWN A BUSINESS THAT'S BEEN HERE FOR OVER 30 YEARS >> Reporter: TODAY PETE SET UP TABLES OUTSIDE IS THIS SUSTAINABLE? >> IT'S NOT SUSTAINABLE AT ALL

FOUR TABLES AREN'T GOING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE >> Reporter: HE WONDERS WHETHER THE STATE WAITED TOO LONG TO REOPEN TODAY THE GOVERNOR DISSENTED THE CAUTIOUS APPROACH >> FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE WORKS IT SAVED LIVES

>> R NATION'S ONCE HOTTEST SPOT NEW YORK CITY NBC'S CARRY SANDERS LEADING US OFF >> Reporter: TODAY FLORIDA BROKE AN UNWANTED RECORD NOW WITH MORE THAN 100,000 CASES OF CORONAVIRUS DOCTORS SAY IN A STATE WITHOUT UNIFORM RULES, INCLUDING TO WEAR MASKS, THIS WAS INEVITABLE

BUT THERE HAS BEEN A SHIFT IN WHO'S GETTING SICK THE AVERAGE AGE NOW 37 YEARS OLD >> WE'RE SEEING A MAJOR SHIFT IN THIS DIRECTION WITH THIS LARGE 20 TO 30-YEAR-OLD POPULATION, MOSTLY ASYMPTOMATIC >> ABSENT STATE RULES, SOME STATES NOW MANDATING MASKS FEAR IN FLORIDA, A RM FAING COMMUNITY, 1 IN 25 PEOPLE RECENTLY TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS

MOSTLY MIGRANT FARM WORKERS WHO ARE NOW HEADED NORTH FOLLOWING THE HARVEST NORTH CAROLINA ON EDGE TONIGHT WITH A STEADY RISE IN CASES 870 NOW HOSPITALIZED >> OUR NUMBERS OF HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS REQUIRING OXYGEN AS WELL AS THOSE WHO ARE REQUIRING LIFE-SUPPORT IS RISING IT'S VERY OVERWHELMING

>> Reporter: NATIONWIDE 23 STATES, NEARLY HALF THE COUNTRY, ARE SEEING AN INCREASE IN CASES OVER THE LAST TWO WEEKS EIGHT OF THOSE STATES SEEING A SPIKE OF 100% OR MORE NEW CASES IN GEORGIA, THE LARGEST GROUP TESTING POSITIVE NOW BETWEEN THE AGE OF 18 AND 29 >> WE'RE NOW BEGINNING TO SEE MORE OF A YOUNGER POPULATION AND WHAT THAT CAUSES AS A NATION, AS YOU CAN SEE, IS OUR CASES ARE GOING UP, BUT OUR DEATHS ARE GOING DOWN

>> Reporter: WHILE IN TEXAS, NEW MANDATES AFTER A SURGE IN HOSPITALIZATIONS OVER THE WEEKEND NBC'S MORGAN CHESKY IS THERE >> Reporter: IN AN EFFORT TO CURB THE RECENT SPIKE IN CASES, MANDATORY MASK POLICIES ARE NOW POPPING UP IN DALLAS AND OTHER CITIES OFFICIALS SHUT DOWN A DOZEN OVERCROWDED BARS, PARTIALLY BLAMING THEM FOR SPREADING THE VIRUS >> Reporter: NURSES FROM COLORADO NOW HEADING THERE TO HELP

>> WHEN THE NEED AROSE, IT WAS KIND OF A NO BRAINER >> Reporter: A PUBLIC HEALTH BALANCING ACT WHEROUGHOUT THE NORTHEAST AND COUNTRY HERE I GOT A CHANCE TO HIT THE TOWN ♪♪ >> Reporter: ABOUT 120 MILES NORTH OF NEW YORK CITY ALONG THE SCENIC HUDSON RIVER IS THE SMALL TOWN OF HUDSON, NEW YORK >> THIS IS THE SMALL TOWN OF HUDSON, NEW YORK

AFTER COVID-19 PUT THE BRAKES ON THE LOCAL ECONOMY, DRIVEN MOSTLY BY TOURISM IT'S A VERY WELCOME CHANGE FOR NEARLY 300 SMALL BUSINESSES FORCED TO CLOSE THEIR DOORS MID- MARCH THEY HAVE BEST CUSTOMERS AND WE HAVE MISSED THEM >> HOW ARE YOU? >> CLEAR OPENING UP >> HE WILL SEE YOU SATURDAY THANK YOU

>>, IT'S ANYTHING BUT BUSINESS AS USUAL THEY ARE WEARING MASKS AND TRYING TO ADJUST AT MAKING A LIVING IN THIS NEW [INDISCERNIBLE] >> [INDECIPHERABLE- SPEAKER TOO FAR FROM MICROPHONE] >> WE HAVE BEEN TAKING OFFERS >> OF INDOOR DINING STOP LIMITS, SHE IS FOCUSING ON CATERING SMALL OUTDOOR EVENTS >> IT'S A SMALL MICRO BUSINESS

IF THE WATER FAUCET WAS SUDDENLY TURNED OFF WITHOUT ANY NOTICE ALL OF OUR INCOME WAS JUST ABRUPTLY INTERRUPTED >> THE PANDEMIC IS TAKING ITS TOLL FINANCIALLY AND EMOTIONALLY ESPECIALLY FOR THE OWNERS OF [INDISCERNIBLE] PIZZERIA >> WE [INDISCERNIBLE] INR OWN OVEN

>> Reporter:N HUDSON, >> IS KIND OF HIT OR MISS EVERYBODY IS SLOWLY GETTING BACK INTO THE SWING OF THINGS >> IS FASHION PHOTOGRAPHER IS SAYING THAT HE IS RELUCTANT TO TURN ON THE OPEN SIGN OF HIS BUSINESS >> WELCOME WE ARE SO VULNERABLE AS A NEW BUSINESS

WE DON'T WANT TO INTO SITUATION WHERE [INDISCERNIBLE] THE HUDSON FARMERS MARKET >> THIS IS THE HUDSON FARMERS MARKET IT SPREAD OUT OVER TWO PARKING LOTS WITH PLENTY OF SOCIAL DISTANCING XL HAS BUSINESS BEEN? >> [INDISCERNIBLE] >> FIVE MINUTES OUTSIDE OF TOWN, THE [INDISCERNIBLE] HISTORIC SITE

GUIDED TOURS ARE SUSPENDED DURING THE PANDEMIC THE SPRAWLING 250 ACRE LANDSCAPE IS OFFERING BUSINESSES — PEOPLE PLENTY OF ROOM TO SOCIALIZE >> THIS IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF PROPERTY >> THIS IS, FREDERICK CHURCH, THE GREAT AMERICAN ART FIGURE OF THE 19th CENTURY >> THIS IS A CROWN JEWEL OF HUDSON, NEW YORK

>> HELLO, HOW YOU DOING? >> I'M GREAT WELCOME YOU LEARNING WHAT THIS WILL LOOK LIKE YOU'RE GIVING US OPPORTUNITY TO TRY OUT A FEW THINGS >> HAPPY TO HELP

>> A CHANCE FOR ME TO SAMPLE A TASTE OF HUDSON >> HERE WE HAVE OUR FAMOUS CROISSANT >> SMALL BUSINESSES WITH BIG FLAVORS >> THIS IS COFFEE COMPUTER >> ASSIST TRAFFIC

>> AND HOPE FOR CREATING THE RECIPE FOR AN EVEN BIGGER COMEBACK >> HERE'S TO A CAUTIOUS REOPENING AND A NEW BEGINNING FOR DOWNTOWN HUDSON >> TO IS MONICA, CO-OWNER OF THE RESTAURANT HERE, ALSO MEMBER OF THE BUSINESS COALITION BOARD CARTER IS THE GENERAL MANAGER, GOOD MORNING >> GOOD MORNING

>> THIS IS A SPECIAL DAY FOR THE COMMUNITY EVERYONE WHO IS WATCHING CAN SEE HOW BEAUTIFUL IT IS WHAT HAS IT BEEN LIKE? >> IT HAS BEEN CRAZY AS IF THE WATER WAS ABRUPTLY TURNED OFF IN THE MIDDLE OF MARCH WE HAVE JUST BEEN COMING TOGETHER, TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW THEY NAVIGATED BY A GROUP AND ISOLATING IT THEY'VE BEEN AMAZING IN HELPING COURTNEY RECOVERY EFFORTS THERE OPENING UP THE STREETS

>> YOU GUYS HAVE ABOUT 300 BUSINESSES DOWNTOWN THAT'S AMAZING YOU COULD MAYBE LOSE ABOUT 40% HOW DIFFICULT IS THIS?? COULD BE DEVASTATING FOR THE COMMUNITY 40% OF SMALL BUSINESSES ARE LOCAL PEOPLE WHO IN THEIR BUSINESSES, THEY WORK IN THEIR SHOPS, THEY WORK IN THEIR RESTAURANTS, THEY EMPLOY LOCAL PEOPLE

THEY'RE TRYING TO FIND A WAY TO COME TOGETHER AND RECOVER AS A COMMUNITY TOGETHER AND SAVE AS MANY AS WE CAN >> THE SO SPECIAL, YOU HAVE COME TOGETHER THE STREET IS AND YOU ARE LETTING THE BUSINESSES AND RESTAURANTS SPILL INTO THE STREET SO THEY CAN HAVE CUSTOMERS, TELL ME ABOUT THAT >> WE ARE EXCITED, WE KNOW THAT THIS IS THE SAFEST WAY FOR PEOPLE TO START GATHERING AGAIN, THAT'S PARAMOUNT EVERYONE IS DESPERATE TO REOPEN AND RESTART LIFE BUT WE ARE SUPER CONCERNED WITH KEEPING THINGS SAFE AND HEALTHY FOR CUSTOMERS AND STAFF

SPREADING OUT, HAVING OPEN-AIR SEATING, FOR US WE WILL DO LOUNGE SEATING SO PEOPLE CAN SIT COMFORTABLY DISTANCE IN A WAY THAT FEELS NORMAL RATHER THAN AN EMPTY TABLE IN BETWEEN THEM THEY'RE GOING TO TRY TO SEE WHAT WORKS ON WHAT PEOPLE RESPOND TO WE WANT PEOPLE TO FEEL SAFE >> IS PEOPLE START COMING IN, A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY 70 PERCENT ARE COMFORTABLE BEING OUTSIDE DO YOU FEEL THAT THIS KIND OF WEATHER, HE WILL SEE THE FOLKS COME BACK? >> WE DO, WE REALLY DO

WE HAVE HEARD FROM RESIDENTS ALL ACROSS THE CITY THAT THEY'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING IN THE STREETS AND SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES VARIED 90% HAVE SAID THAT THEY JUST WANT TO SPEND MONEY LOCALLY BUT THEY WANT TO DO SO SAFELY >> WE'RE HOPING PEOPLE ARE INSPIRED TO COME VISIT THERE ARE 70 TOWNS ALONG THE HUDSON RIVER VALLEY THAT ARE GORGEOUS THANK YOU SO MUCH >> THIS MORNING, ARIZONA IS SEEING ONE OF THE LARGEST INCREASES IN COVID-19 CASES IN THE COUNTRY

NUMBERS NEARLY DOUBLED IN THE LAST 14 DAYS WITH MORE THAN 2000 NEW CASES ON MONDAY NOW, ONLY 17% OF HOSPITAL BEDS ARE AVAILABLE IN PHOENIX NURSES ON THE FRONT LINES AND THEY ARE STRUGGLING TO KEEP UP >> LOOKING FORWARD AT THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, IT'S KIND OF SCARY AND DAUNTING >> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS SCHEDULED TO SPEAK AT THE PHOENIX MEGA CHURCH LATER TODAY

>> EACH OF US IS PLAYING A VITAL ROLE IN PROTECTING ALL MEMBERS AND STAFF WHO WERE IN ATTENDANCE AS WELL AS THE LEADERS OF THE ADMINISTRATION OF COVID-19 RESPONSE >> THE COMMITTEE WILL TAKE A 15 MINUTE RECESS AT 1:30 TO PROVIDE WITNESSES A RESTROOM BREAK FINALLY, DOCUMENTS FOR THE RECORD CAN BE SENT TO [INDISCERNIBLE] AT THE EMAIL ADDRESS WE PROVIDED TO STAFF ALL DOCUMENTS WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE RECORD AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE HEARING NOW, I RECOGNIZE MYSELF FOR FIVE MINUTES FOR AN OPENING STATEMENT

TODAY, THE ENERGY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE CONTINUES ITS WORK OVERSEEING THE ADMINISTRATION'S RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IT'S DIFFICULT TO OVERSTATE THE DISEASES DEVASTATING IMPACTS MORE THAN 120,000 HAVE DIED AT THE SAME TIME, MORE THAN 45 MILLION AMERICANS HAVE FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT OVER THE LAST THREE MONTHS COVID-19 HAS WREAKED HAVOC ON THE COUNTRY'S PHYSICAL, ECONOMIC, AND MENTAL WELL- BEING

IT'S BEEN ESPECIALLY BRUTAL TO LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES AND PEOPLE OF COLOR THOUSANDS OF FAMILIES CAN TELL STORIES OF LOSING A RELATIVE WITHOUT BEING ABLE TO VISIT THEM IN THEIR FINAL DAYS, SOCIAL ISOLATION AND BUNKER TERM FACILITIES MILLIONS COULD TELL US ABOUT LOSING JOBS ARE BEING FORCED TO CLOSE A SMALL BUSINESS ON TOP OF THE RAW DEVASTATION, THEY MUST CONFRONT THAT HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR SLUGGISH INITIAL RESPONSE FROM THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND THE PRESIDENT MY OPINION PUTTING POLITICAL CONSIDERATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH, WE COULD'VE DONE MORE TO MITIGATE THE DESTRUCTIVE IMPACT OF COVID- 19 WE MUST LEARN FROM THE ADMINISTRATION'S MISTAKE SO WE PREPARE FOR THE DISEASES MORE OUTBREAKS FLAREUP THIS SUMMER AND A POTENTIAL SECOND WAVE COMES IN THE FALL

TESTING HAS BEEN A PROBLEM SINCE THE BEGINNING WHILE IT HAS IMPROVED, WE ARE STILL FALLING FIVE SHORT OF THE 900,000 DAILY TEST HEALTH EXPERTS BELIEVE WE NEED WE ARE HAMPERED BY THE GROUP USE OF NATIONAL TESTING AND CONTACT TRACING STRATEGIES, THIS CANNOT CONTINUE WE NEED FEDERAL PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS TO TAKE MORE OF A LEADERSHIP ROLE THE ADMINISTRATION IS FAILING TO ALLOW THAT

PUBLIC HEALTH MUST BE THE FIRST CONSIDERATION AS WE ACCELERATE RESEARCH WE ALL WANT VACCINE TO BE DEVELOPED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BEFORE ANY VACCINE IS DISTRIBUTED, PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS MUST ENSURE ITS SAFE, EFFECTIVE, AND ACCESSIBLE WE MUST TAKE ACTION TO PREPARE THE SUPPLY CHAIN WITH SUFFICIENT QUANTITIES OF FILES, NEEDLES, SYRINGES, AND OTHER PRODUCTS NECESSARY WE ALSO NEED TO IMPROVE TESTING SUPPLIES AND OUR SUPPLY OF PPE

WHILE THE SUPPLY OF SOME PPE HAS IMPROVED, GOVERNORS HAVE TOLD US THAT WE ARE STILL FAR FROM WHERE WE NEED TO BE UNFORTUNATELY, LAST MONTH THE HOUSE PASSED THE HEARERS ACT WHICH PROVIDES THE HEALTH AGENCIES WITH THE MANDATE RESOURCES TO ENSURE WE ARE PREPARED GOING FORWARD IT REQUIRES THAT HHS DEVELOP A NATIONAL TESTING AND CONTACT TRACING PLANT AND PROVIDE $75 BILLION TO CARRY OUT IT ALSO PROVIDES BILLIONS TO THE STRATEGIC NATIONAL STOCKPILE AND TO INCREASE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND MANUFACTURING OF VACCINES AND TREATMENTS IT INJURES THAT ALL AMERICANS WILL RECEIVE FREE COVERAGE WITH NO COST- SHARING

THIS LEGISLATION IS [INDISCERNIBLE] THE SENATE FAILED TO ACT IN A TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO TO VETO IT PRESIDENT TRUMP REFUSES TO EVEN ACKNOWLEDGE THE CHALLENGE WE FACE AND THE DIFFICULT WORK THAT MUST BE DONE TO PREVENT FURTHER DESTRUCTION THIS WEEKEND IS OUTBREAKS FLARED UP IN PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERS CONTINUE TO URGE SOCIAL DISTANCING, THE PRESIDENT PUT AMERICANS AT RISK BY HOLDING A POLITICAL RALLY IN OKLAHOMA, HE SUGGESTED THAT IF THEY SLOW DOWN — THEY SLOW DOWN THE TESTING TO MASK THE TRUE NUMBERS THE PRESIDENT SAID HE WAS NOT KIDDING WHEN HE MADE THOSE COMMENTS

I THINK THIS WAS EXTREMELY RECKLESS UNFORTUNATELY, IT CONTINUES HIS PATTERN OF IGNORING THE ADVICE OF HIS AND PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS AND IT ALSO SENDS A HORRIBLE MESSAGE TO SOME AMERICANS THAT THEY CAN IGNORE PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS AS THIS VICIOUS DISEASE CONTINUES TO HARM HER COUNTRY, IT'S EXTREMELY DANGEROUS DISH DANGEROUS THAT THE PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT CONTINUE TO DOWNPLAY THE RISK THAT WE FACE ALL AROUND THE COUNTRY, WARNING BELLS ARE GOING OFF AND HOSPITALS ARE STRUGGLING TO KEEP UP WITH ISOLATION — THEIR UNWILLINGNESS TO FACE THE HARD TRUTH WILL LEAD TO MORE DEATH AND THE SUFFERING I AM PLEASED THAT WE HAVE OUR NATIONS PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS WITH US TODAY

THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING I HAVE ADMIRED YOUR ROLE AND WHAT YOU'VE DONE IN THE LAST FEW MONTHS I THINK YOU CAN HELP US ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT HAS GONE WRONG AND HOW WE CAN BE PREPARED GOING FORWARD I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR TESTIMONY

I RECOGNIZE THE RANKING MEMBER FOR AN OPENING STATEMENT >> THANK YOU I'VE BEEN IN GRAY THE COMMITTEE SAYS THE CHAIRMAN SHALL BE LIMITED TO FIVE MINUTES EACH FOR AN OPENING STATEMENT MAY DESIGNATE OTHER MEMBERS TO GIVE AN OPENING STATEMENT OF NOT MORE THAN FIVE MINUTES PURSUANT TO THIS, I DESIGNATED [INDISCERNIBLE] TO GIVE AN OPENING STATEMENT

I RAISE THIS BECAUSE IN THE PAST, AT TIMES ONLY THE CHAIRMAN AND RANKING MEMBER HAVE GIVEN OPENING STATEMENT AT OTHER TIMES, WE'VE ALLOWED THE MINORITY TO DESIGNATE ANOTHER MEMBER FOR FIVE MINUTES GIVEN THE IMPORTANCE OF THE HEARING, I WOULD HOPE WE COULD WORK THIS OUT WHERE THE SUBCOMMITTEE COULD ALSO COMMENT I WONDER IF YOU WOULD BE WILLING TO ALLOW THAT >> I APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS THE ANSWER IS NO

FIRST LET ME REMIND MEMBERS THAT ALL OPENING STATEMENTS WILL BE MADE A PART OF THE RECORD ACCORDING TO RULES, ONLY THE FULL COMMITTEE CHAIR RANKING MEMBER MUST BE PROVIDED FIVE MINUTES FOR AN OPENING STATEMENT AT A FULL COMMITTEE HEARING WE DON'T HAVE TOO MANY OF THESE THE TRADITION, WE TRY TO DO ALL OF THE HEARINGS AT THE SUBCOMMITTEE LEVEL THE PROBLEM WITH DOING THAT TODAY IS I THOUGHT THIS WAS IMPORTANT ENOUGH FOR FULL COMMITTEE HEARING, PLUS, THESE WITNESSES WILL BE TESTIFYING IN AREAS THAT CROSS THE BOUNDARY OF VARIOUS SUBCOMMITTEES

IF WE LEFT THAT DRINKING — WE WOULD HAVE TO LET THE RANKING MEMBERS OF ALL THE SUBCOMMITTEES, THAT WILL JUST DRAG THINGS ON TOO LONG I DECIDED THAT WE WOULD JUST HAVE IT FOR THE FULL COMMITTEE MEMBERS I DON'T WANT TO GO INTO IT, I CAN GIVE YOU THE RECORD ABOUT HOW WHEN YOU WERE CHAIR AND WE HAD THE FULL COMMITTEE HEARINGS, WE JUST HAD IT LIMITED TO THE TWO FULL COMMITTEE MEMBERS I KNOW YOU'RE NOT SAYING THAT WE HAVE TO DO IT GIVEN THE FACT THAT I'D HAVE TO OPEN IT UP TO ALL THE SUBCOMMITTEE CHAIRS, WOULD BE HERE ANOTHER HOUR THINK

>> I GUESS I COULD RECLAIM THE TIMELINE I KNOW IN THE PAST WE WOULD NOT EVEN BE WILLING TO DIVIDE THAT SIMPLE FIVE MINUTES ALONG [INDISCERNIBLE], I WOULD SUGGEST YOU DO THE SAME ON THAT SIDE AND LIMITED TO 10 MINUTES >> DO YOU WANT TO USE YOUR TIME? >> NO, I WOULD YIELD IT EACH SIDE WOULD HAVE 10 MINUTES >> NO

YOU SEE MY POINT MY POINT IS, IF I HAVE THE SUBCOMMITTEE CHAIRS, NOBODY'S PREPARED TO DO THAT AT THIS POINT LET'S JUST LEAVE IT THE WAY IT IS >> PART OF MINE BE DO YOU THINK DOES NOT GIVE THE RANKING MEMBER, THE RANKING MINORITY MEMBER, THE OPPORTUNITY TO DELEGATE ANOTHER TO GIVE AN OPENING SCENE OF NOT MORE THAN FIVE MINUTES THE THING WHICH IS PRETTY CLEAR

IT'S THE BUILT- IN RULES THAT THAT'S THE DECISION OF THE RANKING MEMBER IF HE CHOOSES TO DO SO AS JEFFERSON'S MANUAL OPENS UP IT'S VERY CLEAR — I DID NOT BRING MY COPY DOWN TODAY, BUT THE RULES ARE DESIGNED TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF THE MINORITY BECAUSE THE MAJORITY CAN DO WHATEVER IT WANTS TO THE RULES WE ADOPTED AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS CONGRESSIONAL SESSION REITERATED THE FACT THAT THE MINORITY RANKING MEMBER NOT ONLY GETS HIS OR HER FIVE MINUTES, BUT THAT THEY MADE DESIGNATE ANOTHER MEMBER TO GIVE AN OPENING STATEMENT OF MORE THAN FIVE MINUTES WE HAVE WAIVED THAT IN THE PAST, I DON'T SEE ANYTHING IN HERE THAT GETS THAT DECISION TO THE CHAIR

WHILE WE ARE ALL FRIENDS, I KNOW YOU DO THE BEST YOU CAN, MR CHAIRMAN I'M NOT CRITICIZING PERSONALLY I'M JUST SAYING THE RULES ARE PRETTY CLEAR THE RANKING MINORITY MEMBER GETS TO DESIGNATE SOMEBODY

>> I THOUGHT THE WAY I READ IT ACCORDING TO THE RULES, ONLY THE COMMITTEE CHAIR MUST BE PROVIDED FOR FIVE MINUTES FOR AN OPENING STATEMENT ANYTHING ELSE IS DISCRETIONARY AGAIN, THIS INTERPRETATION IS NOT UNIQUE TO MY TERM AS CHAIRMAN THE FIRST FULL COMMITTEE HEARING WAS OCTOBER 25, 2017

THEN THE CHAIRMAN ANNOUNCED THAT THE CONCLUSION OF MY OPENING STATEMENT THAT WE NOW GO TO OUR WITNESSES, THE FULL COMMITTEE HEARING NOW WE GO TO OUR WITNESSES WE CONTINUE THE SAME PRACTICE IN THE 116th CONGRESS WE PROVIDED HIM WITH FIVE MINUTES EACH FOR OPENING STATEMENTS BOTH THE MAY 22nd 2019 COMMITTEE, MODERNIZING THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE FUTURE, AND A JULY 25, 2019 COMMITTEE HEARING, ONLY THE FULL COMMITTEE CHAIR RANKING MEMBER IS PROVIDED TIME FOR AN OPENING STATEMENT

I'M CONTINUING THE SAME PRACTICE TODAY THAT EXISTED BOTH UNDER OUR CHAIRMANSHIP IT'S CLEARLY DISCRETIONARY THE REASON I AM EXERCISING DISCRETION TO NOT DO IT BEYOND THE FIVE MINUTES FOR EACH OF THE FULL COMMITTEE CHAIR IS BECAUSE OF THE TIME LIMITS NOW WE ARE WASTING TIME I GUESS

I DON'T WANT TO TELL YOU WHAT TO DO, BUT I'M GOING TO INSIST ON THAT I WOULD RATHER PROCEED >> ALL RIGHT, YOU ARE RECOGNIZED >> CHAIRMAN, I'M FRUSTRATED BY THAT I KNOW MEMBERS ON BOTH SIDES AND BACK INTO 2011, 2013, THEY WORKED THIS OUT, THEY DID HAVE OTHERS PARTICIPATE

I WILL MOVE ON TO MY OPENING STATEMENT AT THIS POINT I WANT TO THANK OUR DISTINGUISHED PANEL, THE WITNESSES STILL WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK TO UNDERSTAND THE DEADLY VIRUS TO DEVELOP PUBLIC HEALTH STANDARDS TO CONFRONTED, MEDICINES TO TREAT IT IN A VACCINE TO END IT COVID-19 LAID BARE HOW VULNERABLE WE ARE AND HOW MUCH MORE WE NEED TO DO IS A GOVERNMENT I COMMEND THE WORK OF COLLEAGUES THEY MODERNIZED THE PREPAREDNESS ACT

I ACKNOWLEDGE THE INCREDIBLE EFFORT OF FRED AND DIANA WHO WROTE THE 20% CURES LEGISLATION EVEN WITH ALL THAT, COVID-19 HIT THE WORLD LIKE A TSUNAMI QUICK AND DEADLY, LEAVING UNPRECEDENTED DESTRUCTION AND DISRUPTION OUR DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS ARE LIKE COCAPTAINS OF AMERICA'S RESCUE PLAN, ONE WE ARE BUILDING WHILE WE FLY CONGRESS SUPPORTED HIS EFFORTS WITH HISTORIC LEVELS OF FUNDING AND FLEXIBILITY

EARLY ON, PRESIDENT TRUMP STOPPED FIGHTS FROM CHINA AND IN EUROPE HE TIGHTENED UP THE BORDERS AND ESTABLISHED A TASK FORCE TO CORDON EIGHT EFFORT AND EVOKED EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY SELDOM USED EXCEPT IN TIMES OF EMERGENCY OR WAR, INCLUDING THE STAFFORD ACT AND THE DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT [INDISCERNIBLE] DURING THIS UNPRECEDENTED RESPONSE, THE ADMINISTRATION HAD OFF HER — OPERATE WITH CONFLICTING DATA EVEN WITH CDC GUIDANCE IN HAND, SOME GOVERNORS CHOSE TO IGNORE THE GUIDANCE THEY FORCED SICK NURSING HOME PATIENTS BACK INTO NURSING HOMES, COMMITTING THE DEADLIEST MISTAKE OF THE PANDEMIC

MEANWHILE, BACKWARD -LOOKING CRITICS WITH UNFAIR ADVANTAGE ATTACKED YOU AND THEM AND WOMAN WHO WORK ALONGSIDE EACH OF YOU I COMMEND OUR WITNESSES TODAY FOR FOCUSED ON THE CHALLENGES AT HAND AND FOR DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO BEAT THIS VIRUS SIX MONTHS AGO, WE BARELY HEARD OF THIS VIRUS DURING OUR BRIEFINGS, MOST THOUGHT IT WAS LIKE SARS AND MERS AND THAT WE WOULD GET PAST THIS IT DID NOT EVEN HAVE A NAME BACK THEN

WE QUICKLY WENT TO KNOWING LITTLE ABOUT THIS VIRUS TO CREATING A TEST FOR IT AND TESTING MORE THAN 25 MILLION SAMPLES WITH RECENT AVERAGES OF MORE THAN 500,000 TESTS TODAY WE ALL KNOW THERE'S MORE TO BE DONE [INDISCERNIBLE] IS A DISTINGUISHED AND — ADMIRAL BECAME A SELF- PROCLAIMED [INDISCERNIBLE] GUY THAT IS WHAT AMERICA NEEDED WE DISCOVERED THERE WERE ONLY TWO NASAL SWAB MANUFACTURERS IN THE WORLD, ONE IN MAINE AND ONE IN ITALY AND THE PRESIDENT ORDERED THEM TO MAKE THE SLOTS THAT WE NEEDED

AND IN PROVIDED FUNDS MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH CONGRESS TO DRAMATICALLY INCREASE PRODUCTION IN A NEW FACILITY IN MAINE IN LAW, THE PRESIDENT LAUNCHED THE PROJECT TO THE PLOT JUST DEPLOYED MILITARY PLANES AND TO SEARCH THE GLOBE FOR OTHER SUPPLIES THAT WE FOUND IN LIMITED SUPPLY HERE THE STATE DEPARTMENT HELPED 101,000, 386 AMERICANS ABROAD GET BACK HOME OFTEN ON GOVERNMENT CHARTERED PLANES WITH COMMERCIAL TRANSPORTATION A POTENTIAL INCREASE OF ILLNESSES, WHEN COUPLED WITH THE FLU SEASON, I ASKED MY TEAM TO RESEARCH EVERY ASPECT OF THE HEALTH CRISIS AND PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS TO PROVE THIS GOING FOR MITIGATING THE SECOND WAVE IS CRITICAL GIVEN THE IMPACT THAT IRISES HAD NOT ONLY ON PUBLIC HEALTH BUT ALSO ON PEOPLE'S LIVELIHOODS IN AMERICA'S ECONOMIES

WE RELEASED THE FIRST RECOMMENDATIONS ON TESTING AND SURVEILLANCE THREE WEEKS AGO WE ARE PREPARING TO RELEASE RECOMMENDATIONS ON THERAPEUTICS AND VACCINES VERY SOON IN LESS THAN SIX MONTHS, THE US CONDUCTED MILLIONS OF TESTS, MANUFACTURED MEDICAL EQUIPMENT IN CAR FACTORIES, USE 3- D PRINTERS TO MAKE PPE, DEVELOPED MULTIPLE VACCINE CANDIDATES, AUTHORIZED USE OF MORE THAN 100 MEDICAL DEVICES AND DRUGS FOR EMERGENCIES, WHEN THE KNOWN AND POTENTIAL BENEFITS AND RISKS AT THE TIME, ALL AT UNPRECEDENTED SPEEDS

THESE INNOVATIONS HAVE THE ABILITY TO SERVICE WELL AND FAR BEYOND THE PANDEMIC WE HAVE SEEN REMARKABLE COORDINATION, FLEXIBILITY, COOPERATION BETWEEN EXECUTIVE BRANCH, PRIVATE SECTOR, VOLUNTEERS, AND LAWMAKERS AMERICA'S STRONGEST WHEN WE WORK TOGETHER TO ACHIEVE COMMON GOALS WE ARE CONSTANTLY LEARNING HOW TO IMPROVE OUR PREPAREDNESS WE MUST ADJUST THE RISK ON BASED ON FACTS AT HAND AND FOCUS ON HOW TO BEST MOVE FORWARD WE MUST UNITE IN THE COMMON FIGHT AGAINST THE VIRUS JUST AS AMERICA MOBILIZED WORLD WAR II TO DO WHATEVER IT TOOK, TODAY OUR DISTINGUISHED PANELISTS HAVE MOBILIZED THE FINEST SCIENTIST AND ENTREPRENEURS TO BEAT THIS DEADLY MICROSCOPIC ENEMY

THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP, FOR YOUR YEARS OF PUBLIC SERVICE, AND FOR YOUR DEDICATION IN THIS LIFE- SAVING MISSION I YIELD BACK TO YOU >> THANK YOU THANK YOU TO THE RANKING MEMBER I WOULD LIKE TO NOW INTRODUCE THE WITNESSES FOR TODAY'S HEARING

I KEEP CALLING THE WHITE HOUSE TASK FORCE ON CREDIT VIRUS BUT I DON'T KNOW WHETHER THAT IS STILL IN EXISTENCE OR WHETHER YOU ALL MEMBERS ANYMORE FIRST, WE HAVE DR ROBERT REDFIELD, THE DIRECTOR OF THE CDC WE HAVE DR ANTHONY FELTY

WE HAVE THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, HE'S PROBABLY TIRED OF HEARING FROM ME AND [INDISCERNIBLE], THE COMMISSIONER OF US FDA, THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE TODAY I KNOW IT WILL BE WORTHWHILE

AT THIS TIME, WE RECOGNIZE EACH WITNESS FOR FIVE MINUTES TO PROVIDE OPENING STATEMENTS BEFORE YOU BEGIN, I'D LIKE TO EXPLAIN THE LIGHTING SYSTEM IN FRONT OF YOU THERE'S A SERIES OF LIGHTS THEY WILL BE GREEN AT THE START OF OPENING STATEMENTS AND IT WILL TURN YELLOW WHEN YOU HAVE A MINUTE REMAINING YOU SHOULD TRY TO WRAP UP AT THAT POINT

THE LIGHT WILL TURN RED IF YOUR TIME EXPIRES YOU PROBABLY KNOW THIS ALREADY WE WILL START WITH DR REDFIELD, YOUR FIVE MINUTES >> GOOD MORNING

THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO TESTIFY BEFORE YOU WITH MY COLLEAGUES TODAY, THE COVID- 19 PANDEMIC CONTINUES IN THE UNITED STATES AND AROUND THE WORLD THE PANDEMIC IS THE GREATEST PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS THE NATION AND THE WORLD HAVE CONFRONTED IN MORE THAN A CENTURY OVERALL CASE COUNTS ARE GOING DOWN, SEVERAL COMMUNITIES ARE SEEING INCREASED CASES DRIVEN BY MULTIPLE FACTORS, INCLUDING INCREASED TESTING OUTBREAKS, EVIDENCE OF COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION RIGHT NOW, THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON AGAINST THIS DISEASE IS SOCIAL DISTANCING, FACE COVERINGS, AND HAND HYGIENE

THESE ACTIONS HELP US CONTAIN TRANSMISSION ALONG WITH READILY AVAILABLE TESTING, COMPREHENSIVE CONTACT TRACING TIMELY ISOLATION OF KNOWN CASES AND SELF QUARANTINED TO BREAK THE CHAINS OF TRANS ACTION ONCE AGAIN, I CALL ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO REMAIN VIGILANT IN THE COLLECTIVE OBLIGATION TO PROTECT THOSE WHO MAY BE AT RISK FOR SEVERE COMPLICATIONS OF COVID-19 DUE TO AGE OR UNDERLYING MEDICAL CONDITIONS YOU MUST LESSEN THE BURNET ASHBURTON OF COVID-19 TO GROUPS THAT ARE DISPROPORTIONATELY IMPACTED

THE CDC IMPROVES ITS COLLECTION DATA OF EACH CASE, RACE, AND ETHNICITY FROM OUR PARTNERS REPORTING FROM HOSPITAL SURVEILLANCE SITES, THERE'S AN INCREASE IN [INDISCERNIBLE] THE CDC IS ALSO RECEIVING MORE COMPLETE DATA FROM THE PUBLIC HEALTH PARTNERS THE RECENT CDC STUDY EXAMINED MORE THAN 13 MILLION COVID-19 CASES , THEY FOUND THAT THE MOST UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS FOR CARDIOVASCULAR DIABETES, OBESITY, AND CHRONIC LUNG DISEASE

HOSPITALIZATIONS WERE SIX TIMES HIGHER FOR THESE INDIVIDUALS AND 12 TIMES HIGHER THAN THOSE REPORTING THESE CONDITIONS COMPARED TO THOSE WITHOUT THE CDC IS WORKING TO ENSURE THE EQUITY AND OUTCOMES OF SOCIAL DETERMINANTS THAT IS BEING ADDRESSED THROUGH THE RESPONSE THEY CONTINUE TO PROVIDE COMMUNITIES WITH TECHNICAL EXPERTISE, TOOLS, AND INFORMATION TO CONFRONT THE VIRUS THEY HAVE CREATED MORE THAN 1500 SPECIALIZED RESOURCE AND GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS AND HAVE BEEN CONSULTED WITH A 15 BILLION TIMES ON THE CDC WEBSITE

WE DEPLOYED 5000 PERSONNEL IN THE RESPONSE WE HAVE MORE THAN 40 RAPID RESPONSE TEAMS ON THE GROUND NOW PROVIDING LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS AND HEALTH OFFICIALS WITH EXPERTISE AND EPIDEMIOLOGY, INFECTION CONTROL, AND COMMUNITY MITIGATION WE ARE GRATEFUL TO THE HEROES OF THE RESPONSE, THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS, FIRST RESPONDERS THEY HAVE SERVED AND SACRIFICED SO MUCH THE CDC AND THE NATION'S PUBLIC HEALTH PARTNERS ARE ACTIVELY WORKING ON THE FRONT LINES OF THE PANDEMIC TO REMEDY THE SHORTCOMINGS IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM THAT HAS BEEN UNDER RESOURCED FOR DECADES WITH YOUR SUPPORT, THE CDC HAS BEEN ABLE TO AWARD NEARLY $12 BILLION, THE STATES, TERRITORIES, TRIBES, AND LOCALITIES TO ENHANCE THEIR CAPABILITIES

WHEN CONFRONTED BY ANY THREAT, THE CDC AND PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENTS MUST MAKE REAL-TIME DECISIONS BASED ON REAL-TIME DATA DATA IS THE BACKBONE OF ANY DISEASE THREAT RESPONSE WITH THE RESOURCES THAT CONGRESS HAS PROVIDED, DATA MODERNIZATION IS UNDERWAY WE MUST ENSURE THE LABORATORIES HAVE RESILIENCE, ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY PERSONNEL, EXPERTISE, AND SUPPLIES THE PUBLIC HEALTH WORKFORCE MUST GROW EXPONENTIALLY TO ADDRESS [INDISCERNIBLE] AND PUBLIC HEALTH THREATS

THOUSANDS OF CONTACT RACERS ARE BEING RECRUITED BY PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENTS ACROSS THE NATION BOTTOM LINE, SUSTAINED THE INVESTMENT IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM IS AN INVESTMENT IN HEALTH AND PROSPERITY OF THE NATION LASTLY, THE CDC HAS BEGUN TO PREPARE MONTHS AHEAD, WHEN THE NEXT SEASON'S INFLUENZA ILLNESS WILL OCCUR SIMULTANEOUSLY, POTENTIALLY WITH COVID-19, INCREASING THE CHALLENGES ON HOSPITALS, HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS, AND THE PUBLIC BEFORE THE SEASONAL CIRCULATION, I ENCOURAGE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO BE PREPARED EMBRACE FLU VACCINATION WITH CONFIDENCE FOR YOURSELF, FAMILIES, AND COMMUNITIES

THE SINGLE ACT WILL SAVE LIVES THANK YOU, I LOOK FORWARD TO QUESTIONS >> THANK YOU MR CHAIRMAN THANK YOU ALL FOR GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS WITH YOU TODAY THE ROLE OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF HEALTH AND RESEARCH, ADDRESSING COVID- 19

THE APPROACH TO THE NIH IS VERY SIMILAR TO WHAT WE DO WITH OTHER EMERGING INFECTIONS IT'S A FOUR PRONGED APPROACH FIRST THE STUDY, THE FUNDAMENTAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE VIRUS ITSELF AS WELL AS THE HOST RESPONSE THE SECOND IS TO HELP DEVELOP DIAGNOSTICS, THE THIRD IS TO CHARACTERIZE AND TEST THERAPEUTICS THE FOURTH IS TO DEVELOP SAFE AND EFFECTIVE VACCINES

SPEAKING OF THE FIRST, FUNDAMENTAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE VIRUS WHAT THE VIRUS IS CAPABLE OF DOING WE HAVE DONE A NUMBER OF STUDIES THAT HAVE INFORMED HOW WE ARE APPROACHING THERAPEUTICS AND VACCINES THAT IS THE PART OF THE VIRUS, WHICH ACTUALLY GIVES IT ITS NAME THE CORONAVIRUS BECAUSE OF THAT SPIKES THAT STICK OUT FROM THE VIRUS

THAT'S THE WAY THE VIRUS BINDS TO CELLS IN THE BODY IT'S BEEN DELINEATED BY NH SCIENTISTS AND THOSE THAT WE FIND SECOND, THE DEVELOPMENT OF DIAGNOSTICS WE WILL GET BACK TO WITHIN A REASONABLE PERIOD OF TIME BASED ON A MAJOR INVESTMENT OF THE PROGRAM DIAGNOSTICS THAT ARE APPOINTED CARE, SIMPLE, PRECISE, [INDISCERNIBLE] WE HAVE THESE FOR WIDE DISTRIBUTION

THIRD, THE DEVELOPMENT AND CHARACTERIZATION OF DRUGS YOU HAVE HEARD OF THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL RANDOMIZED PLACEBO CONTROLLED TRIAL OF A DRUG CALLED ROME TO SEVERE IT WAS USING HOSPITAL PATIENTS WITH LUNG DISEASE IT SHOWED THE MODEST IMPACT ON DECREASING THE TIME TO RELEASE FROM HOSPITAL, MAINLY FASTER RECOVERY IN ADDITION, THE DRUG IS BEING USED IN COMBINATION WITH ANOTHER DRUG THAT BLOCKS THE INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE

THE CONVALESCENT PATH, [INDISCERNIBLE], OTHER DRUGS, ANTIBODIES AND OTHER IMMUNE BASED THERAPY OR, THE DEVELOPMENT OF SAFE AND EFFECTIVE VACCINES THE HALLMARK OF ALL REALLY DEFINING RESPONSES IT'S GENERALLY VACCINES HAVE PUT THE NAIL IN THE COFFIN OF THESE TYPES WE ARE NOW MOUNTING A MAJOR EFFORT

WE ARE COLLABORATING WITH INDUSTRY AND PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS TO GET BACK TRIALS THAT HAVE HARMONIZED WITH EACH OTHER IN OTHER WORDS, THE MULTIPLE TRIALS IN WHICH WE HAVE COMMON QUESTIONS THAT ARE BEING ASKED, COMMON LABORATORIES THAT ARE BEING LOOKED AT, COMMON DATA AND SAFETY MONITORING, AND COMMON PRIMARY AND SECONDARY ENDPOINTS SO THAT THE DATA CAN BE COMPARED FROM ONE TO ANOTHER YOU PROBABLY HEARD THAT ONE OF THOSE VACCINES, THERE ARE SEVERAL MOVING ALONG AT VARIOUS SPACES ONE OF THEM WILL ENTER PHASE 3 IN JULY THIS IS ONE THAT HAS ALREADY SHOWN STUDIES SOME VERY FAVORABLE RESPONSES IN ANIMAL MODELS THAT WERE DEVELOPED

THERE WILL BE OTHERS THAT FOLLOW ALTHOUGH YOU CAN NEVER GUARANTEE AT ALL THE SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF A VACCINE, UNTIL YOU ACTUALLY TESTED IN THE FIELD WE FEEL THAT — WE ARE CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC BASED ON THE EFFORT AND THE FACT THAT WE ARE TAKING FINANCIAL RISKS, NOT RISKS TO SAFETY, NOT RISKS TO THE INTEGRITY OF THE SCIENCE, BUT FINANCIAL RISKS TO BE ABLE TO BE AHEAD OF THE GAME SO THAT WHEN, I BELIEVE IT WILL BE WHEN AND NOT IF, WE GET FAVORABLE CANDIDATES WITH GOOD RESULTS, WE WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE THEM AVAILABLE TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC, AS I SAID TO THIS COMMITTEE MONTHS AGO, WITHIN A YEAR FROM WHEN WE STARTED, WHICH WOULD PUT US AT THE END OF THE CALENDAR YEAR, AND THE BEGINNING OF 2021 I WILL STOP THERE I WILL ANSWER QUESTIONS LATER, THANK YOU

>> THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS FOR FIGHTING THIS PANDEMIC I WILL SAY THE SAME ABOUT [INDISCERNIBLE], WHO I BOTHER THE MOST, THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN I ALWAYS ENJOY OUR CONVERSATION DISTINGUISHED MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE, ON MARCH 12, THE SECRETARY REQUESTED THAT I LEAVE THE COORDINATION WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

I WOULD LIKE TO BE CLEAR THAT ALTHOUGH I'M NO LONGER A FULL- TIME EMPLOYEE TO FEMA, I AM MAINTAINING MY ROLE OF CORD NEEDING TESTING THE NATION HAS PERFORMED OVER 27 MILLION COVID- 19 TEST EVEN WITHOUT ANY MAJOR TECHNICAL ADVANCES, I ESTIMATE THE NATION WILL HAVE THE CAPACITY TO LET US PERFORM BETWEEN 40 AND 50 MILLION TEST PER MONTH BY FALL TO ADDRESS THE PUBLIC HEALTH CHALLENGES, WE IMPLEMENTED A PHASED APPROACH TO MEET THE TESTING NEEDS AT EACH STAGE OF THE PANDEMIC, ESPECIALLY NOW DURING THE OPENING IN EARLY MARCH, HHS AND FEMA DEVELOPED AND IMPLEMENTED 41 COMMUNITY-BASED DRIVE-THROUGH TESTING SITES

THESE SITES HAVE TESTED NEARLY 300,000 HIGH- RISK INDIVIDUALS NEXT, WE LEVERAGED PHARMACIES TO FURTHER IMPLEMENT TESTING, ESPECIALLY WITH MINORITIES THIS FEDERAL PROGRAM IS PROVIDING TESTING AT 611 LOCATIONS, AND 47 STATES OF THE DISTRICT 70% OF WHICH ARE IN COMMUNITIES WITH MODERATE TO HIGH SOCIAL VULNERABILITIES THIS PROGRAM WAS TESTED OVER 688,000

HEALTH CENTER SERVER 29 MILLION PEOPLE IT PROVIDES CARE TO ONE IN FIVE OF THOSE UNINSURED ONE IN FIVE RURAL AMERICANS AGAIN, TO ENSURE WE REACH THESE MOST NOTABLE AMONG US 93% [INDISCERNIBLE] TO FURTHER EXPAND ACCESS, REAUTHORIZE ALL LICENSED PHARMACISTS TO ORDER AND ADMINISTER COVID- 19 TESTING

OVER 90% OF AMERICANS LIVE WITHIN FIVE MILES OF THE PHARMACY AGAIN, ENSURING WIDESPREAD AVAILABILITY ON JUNE 4, HHS RELEASED NEW MANDATORY LABORATORY REPORTING GUIDES THEY WANT TO SHOW THAT THEY ARE ALL BENEFITING EQUITABLY LAB REPORTS MUST INCLUDE DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION LIKE RACE, ETHNICITY, AGE, AND GENDER

I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE MOREHOUSE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE AS THE AWARDING FOR NEW $40 MILLION INITIATIVE TO FIGHT COVID-19 AMONG RACIAL AND ETHNIC MINORITIES AS WELL AS RURAL AND OTHER SOCIALLY VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES THIS COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT WITH OFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR HEALTH, AND MOREHOUSE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE WILL DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A STRATEGIC NETWORK OF NATIONAL, STATE, TERRITORIAL, TRIBAL, AND LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT DELIVER COVID-19 RELATED INFORMATION COMMUNITIES HARDEST HIT BY THE PANDEMIC IN THE 1st YEAR OF THIS AGREEMENT, THEY WILL RECEIVE $50 MILLION THIS TESTING RESULTED IN UNPRECEDENTED DEMAND FOR SUPPLIES AND LABORATORY PLATFORMS TO MEET THE DEMAND, WE SECURE THE GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN

WE WORK WITH MANUFACTURERS TO INCREASE PRODUCTION COLLABORATE WITH EXTERNAL PARTNERS WE SECURED AND PRIORITIZED POINT-OF-CARE TEST FOR STATE PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORIES, THE HEALTH SERVICE, AND OTHER CRITICAL NEEDS FINALLY, WE USE TITLE III OF THE DEFENSE PRODUCTION ACT TO FURTHER INVEST THESE ACTIONS AND OTHERS HAVE ENABLED OUR CURRENT EFFORTS WITH STATES, TERRITORIES, AND TRIBES TO IMPLEMENT EVIDENCE-BASED DIAGNOSTIC AND SURVEILLANCE LANDS

I WOULD LIKE TO CLOSE BY RECOGNIZING MY FELLOW OFFICERS FROM THE UNITED STATES PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE COMMISSIONED CORPS, THE UNIFORM SERVICE THAT I LEAD 4482 OFFICERS HAVE THE LATEST SUPPORT THE PANDEMIC RESPONSE, INCLUDING TO THE DIAMOND PRINCESS CRUISE SHIP IN JAPAN, MILITARY BASES, COMMUNITY- BASED TESTING SITES, FEMA TASKFORCES, DIRECTLY INSIDE NURSING HOMES, AND FIELD HOSPITALS ACROSS THE NATION, EXEMPLIFYING THE CARE AND COMPASSION THAT ALL OF US FEEL FOR THOSE THAT HAVE SUFFERED DURING THIS PANDEMIC I THINK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THESE OFFICERS AND THEIR FAMILIES, ON THEIR BEHALF I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF YOU IN CONGRESS FOR SUPPORTING THE TRAINING NEEDS, THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A READY RESERVE CORPS TO SUPPLEMENT THE RAKE DURING INEVITABLE FUTURE NATIONAL EMERGENCIES THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY >> THANK YOU, ATWELL

THANK YOU FOR MENTIONING THE MILITARY AND CIVILIANS WHO WERE OUT FRONT AND HELPING US DURING THIS CRISIS I REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THAT THEY DO WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HELP THEM AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE LAST BUT NOT LEAST, BECAUSE THE FDA IS JUST AS IMPORTANT, IS [INDISCERNIBLE] >> CHAIRMAN, DISTINGUISHED MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE, THANK YOU FOR INVITING ME HERE TODAY

I LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU FOR SUPPORT WORDING US, WITH THE LOSS THAT YOU HAVE PASSED IT HAS HELPED TO CREATE THE RESPONSE THE FDA HAS A CRITICAL ROLE IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC WE REMAIN FOCUSED ON OUR MISSION OF PROTECTING AND PROMOTING HEALTH AND SAFETY OF AMERICANS PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS REQUESTED AND WE HAVE PROVIDED APPROPRIATE REGULATORY FLEXIBILITIES TO ENSURE THE AMERICAN PUBLIC HAS ACCESS TO CRITICAL MEDICAL PRODUCTS, SAFE FOODS, AND CONFIDENCE THAT THE GOVERNMENT IS TAKING MEASURES TO ADDRESS IMPORTANT PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES

THE FDA HAS USED EMERGENCY AUTHORITY SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC VARIED WE'VE ISSUED MORE THAN 100 EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATIONS FOR DIAGNOSTICS, PPE, VENTILATORS, AND OTHER DEVICES AS WELL AS FOR DRUG PRODUCTS SINCE THE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY WAS DECLARED, WE ISSUED MORE THAN 50 GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS TO HELP ENSURE THE CONTINUITY OF HEALTHCARE AND SAFE FOOD SUPPLY PUT INTO PLACE NEW INITIATIVES TO ACCELERATE THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEEDED PRODUCTS ADDITIONALLY, WE KEPT THE AMERICAN PUBLIC UP-TO-DATE ON WHAT THEY NEED TO DO TO PROTECT THEMSELVES TO CONTAIN THE VIRUS FROM SPREADING WE ARE NOW PREPARING FOR THE NEXT PHASE OF ADDRESSING THIS EVOLVING CRISIS

ITS MISSION CRITICAL THAT THE AGENCY CONTINUED TO BE DILIGENT, ENSURING THE SAFETY OF PRODUCTS THAT WE REGULATE THAT WE ALSO PUT IN PLACE PROCESSES NEEDED TO ENSURE THE [INDISCERNIBLE] THAT THE PUBLIC WILL NEED THERE ARE NUMBER OF EXPERIENCES WE'VE GAINED OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS THAT ONE FOR MY PLANS WE RECOGNIZE THAT WE MUST BE BOLD IN OUR DECISION-MAKING AND ADVANCE THE EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS TO ACHIEVE CHALLENGING PUBLIC HEALTH OBJECTIVES THEREFORE, WE HAVE BEGUN A COMPREHENSIVE REAL-TIME REVIEW AND ASSESSMENT OF ACTIONS TO DATE TO ADDRESS THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC THE OBJECTIVE IS TO IDENTIFY AND ADDRESS POTENTIAL ORGANIZATIONAL AND PROBLEMATIC CHANGES THAT SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED WITHOUT DELAY TO ADVANCE ONGOING RESPONSE TO COVID-19

WE NEED TO ENSURE THAT WE LEVERAGE WHAT IS WORKING WELL, WHILE THE SAME TIME REVIEWING THE FRAMEWORK AND POLICIES TO BE POSITIONED TO EFFECTIVELY IDENTIFY AND RESPOND TO QUICKLY EVOLVING PUBLIC HEALTH SITUATIONS THE MAJOR FOCUS OF THIS EFFORT WILL BE TO IDENTIFY WHAT REGULATORY POLICIES SHOULD BE CONTINUED AND ACCELERATED CONSISTENT WITH EXECUTIVE ORDERS THE DURABLE POLICY ORGANIZATIONAL PROGRAMMATIC CHANGES WILL BE CONSISTENT WITH ADVANCING THE AGENCY'S PUBLIC HEALTH MISSION AND WILL INFORM THE STRATEGIC PRIORITIES MOVING FORWARD ONE OF THE CHALLENGES FACING THE FDA DURING THE COVID- 19 PANDEMIC IS HOW TO ENSURE THE TIMELY REVIEW OF MEDICAL PRODUCT APPLICATIONS DESPITE AN INCREDIBLE SURGE IN VOLUME AND CONSTRAINTS IN OUR ABILITY TO HAVE INSIGHT INSPECTIONS I'M PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE TODAY THAT THE FDA HAS MAINTAINED THE SAME PACE AT MEETING GOALS APPLICATION THE MEDICAL PRODUCTS THE LAST SIX MONTHS

IT HAS MAINTAINED IT IN RECENT YEARS WE ARE ON TARGET TO MEET THESE ARE GOALS FOR THIS YEAR I REVIEWING AND TAKING TIMELY ACTION ON AT LEAST 90% OF FRANCE, GENERIC AND JOB APPLICATIONS EVEN DURING THE PANDEMIC ADDITIONALLY, THIS WORK IS CONTINUED AT THE TIME THE NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED ARE SUBSTANTIALLY HIGHER THAN THE PRE-TRAN05 TIMES I WANT TO THANK THE MORE THAN 17,000 EMPLOYEES AT THE FDA FOR THEIR INCREDIBLE EFFORTS ONE THAT REFLECTS OUR REMARKABLE DEDICATION AND COMMITMENT TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH OF ALL AMERICANS

FINALLY, I'D LIKE TO DISCUSS WHAT IS TOP OF MIND FOR ALL AMERICANS, VACCINES AND THERAPEUTICS THE FDA LAUNCH EMERGENCY REVIEWS AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS, THE CREDIT VIRUS ACCELERATED PROGRAM, WE CONTINUE TO WORK NIGHT AND DAY TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE AND REVIEW PROPOSALS FROM COMPANIES, SCIENTISTS, AND RESEARCHERS DEVELOPING THERAPIES LET ME BE CLEAR, SCIENCE WILL DICTATE WHEN WE HAVE SAFE AND EFFECTIVE TREATMENTS AND VACCINES FOR COVID-19 AS DR THOUGHT YOU JUST MENTIONED TOWARDS THAT END, THAT HE IS USING EVERY AVAILABLE AUTHORITY AND APPLYING EVERY APPROPRIATE REGULATORY FLEXIBILITY TO FACILITATE TESTING

WE'VE NOT LOST SIGHT OF OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO ENSURE DECISIONS RELATED ALL MEDICAL PRODUCTS ARE BASED ON SCIENCE AND DATA, IT'S A COMMITMENT THAT THE AMERICAN PUBLIC CAN HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THE FDA PROVIDES LEADERSHIP EXPERTISE, GUIDANCE INFORMATION, AND WHATEVER ELSE IS NEEDED AS WE CONTINUE TO ADDRESS THIS CHALLENGE THANK YOU AND I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR QUESTIONS >> THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER THAT CONCLUDES THE OPENING

NOW WE WILL MOVE TO MEMBER QUESTIONS EACH MEMBER WILL HAVE FIVE MINUTES TO ASK QUESTIONS I WILL START BY RECOGNIZING MYSELF FOR FIVE MINUTES YOU KNOW THAT I'M VERY CRITICAL OF THE PRESIDENT FOR A LACK OF LEADERSHIP FROM THE START OF THE PANDEMIC, WHICH I THINK CONTINUES

OF COURSE, IT'S DIFFICULT BECAUSE YOU WORK, IN THEORY, FOR THE PRESIDENT I FEEL THAT MANY OF YOU ON MANY OCCASIONS ACTUALLY WANTED TO TAKE LEADERSHIP AND WANTED TO BE FULLY COGNIZANT OF THE DATA SCIENCE IT'S DIFFICULT BECAUSE I WILL ASK YOU QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S LACK OF LEADERSHIP, I KNOW IT'S HARD FOR YOU TO ANSWER THIS WE WILL SEE I DO BELIEVE THE PRESIDENT IS ENCOURAGING BEHAVIORS THAT ARE NOT CONSISTENT WITH GOOD PUBLIC HEALTH

SUCH AS ENCOURAGING THOUSANDS TO ATTEND THE RALLY AND NOT MANDATE THE WEARING OF MASKS I CANNOT IMAGINE THAT NIH OR CDC WOULD SUGGEST THIS IS THE BEST PRACTICE IN THE FACE OF THE PANDEMIC IT'S SORT OF LIKE TWO VERSIONS OF THE REALITY HERE ONE IS THE PRESIDENT, ONE IS HOPEFULLY BASED ON DATA AND SCIENCE I WANT TO HEAR FROM THE EXPERTS

LET ME START WITH DR THOUGHT SHE YOU ARE A TRUSTED VOICE AND HAVE ALWAYS BEEN CANDID WITH US GIVE US AN UNVARNISHED VIEW OF WHERE WE ARE IN OUR FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19 ? >> THANK YOU FOR THAT QUESTION IT REALLY IS A MIXED BAG YOU HAVE A VERY LARGE COUNTRY, VERY HETEROGENEOUS, MAJOR DIFFERENCES FOR EXAMPLE

IF YOU LOOK AT HOW WE HAVE BEEN HIT, WE'VE BEEN HIT BADLY ANYBODY WHO LOOKS AT THE NUMBERS, WE'VE NOW HAD OVER 120,000 DEATHS, 25 BILLION INFECTIONS IT'S A SERIOUS SITUATION IN SOME RESPECTS IT DONE VERY WELL

RIGHT NOW, THE NEW YORK METROPOLITAN AREA, WHICH IS BEEN HIT EXTRAORDINARILY HARD HAS DONE VERY WELL AND BRING THE CASES DOWN USING THE GUIDELINES THAT WE HAVE CAREFULLY PUT TOGETHER, IN A STEPWISE FASHION TO TRY TO CAREFULLY REOPEN THEIR CITY, THEIR STATE HOWEVER, IN OTHER AREAS OF THE COUNTRY, WE ARE NOW SEEING A DISTURBING SURGE OF INFECTIONS THAT IS SOMETHING THAT I AM REALLY QUITE CONCERNED ABOUT YOU KNOW THAT THIS IS BEEN SOMETHING THAT IS BEEN IN THE PRESS OVER THE PAST COUPLE DAYS

THEN WE STAYED FLAT, NOW WE ARE GOING UP A COUPLE DAYS AGO THERE WERE 30,000 NEW INFECTIONS, THAT'S TROUBLESOME TO ME I HAVE SET THIS OVER AND OVER AGAIN, YOU HAVE TO HAVE THE MANPOWER, THE TESTING, TO IDENTIFY, ISOLATE, AND CONTACT TRACE IN AN EFFECTIVE WAY SO THAT WHEN YOU SEE THOSE INCREASES, YOU CAN UNDERSTAND WHERE THEY'RE COMING, AND YOU CAN DO SOMETHING ABOUT THEM THE NEXT COUPLE WEEKS WILL BE CRITICAL IN OUR ABILITY TO ADDRESS THE SURGES THAT WE ARE SEEING IN FLORIDA, TEXAS, ARIZONA

IT'S A MIXED BAG SOME GOOD, SOME WE NOW HAVE A PROBLEM WITH >> I'M GOING TO HAVE TO ASK ABOUT THE PRESIDENT YOU TALKED ABOUT TESTING AND HOW IMPORTANT IT IS WE KNOW HOW IMPORTANT IT IS

AT HIS RALLY OVER THE WEEKEND, THE PRESIDENT SAID WHEN YOU DO TESTING TO THAT EXTENT, YOU WILL FIND MORE PEOPLE, MORE CASES I SAID TO MY PEOPLE, SO THE TESTING DOWN THIS MORNING HE SAID HE MEANT IT DR FAUCHER, DO YOU AGREE WITH THAT? DOES IT MAKE SENSE THAT WE SHOULD BE LIMITING THE NUMBER OF TESTS RATHER THAN ENSURING THAT ANYONE WHO NEEDS THE TEST CAN GET ONE? YOU DON'T HAVE TO MENTION THE PRESIDENT, I DID

TELL US ABOUT THE TESTING IS YOUR MICROPHONE ON? >> TO MY KNOWLEDGE, I KNOW FOR SURE — NONE OF US HAVE EVER BEEN TOLD TO SLOW DOWN ON TESTING THAT IS JUST A FACT IN FACT, WILL BE DOING MORE TESTING, AS ENCOURAGED FROM THE APPLE, BUT SPECIFICALLY IDENTIFYING PEOPLE ALSO, MUCH MORE SURVEILLANCE

THEY UNDERSTAND EXACTLY WAS GOING ON IT'S OPPOSITE, WE WILL DO MORE TESTING, NOT LESS >> DO YOU AGREE WITH THE PRESIDENT ON THIS? DO YOU THINK WE SHOULD BE TESTING MY PEOPLE? JUST TELL US IF WE SHOULD BE TESTING MY PEOPLE >> AS HE SAID, ALL OF US HAVE BEEN AND CONTINUE TO BE COMMITTED TO INCREASING READILY TIMELY ACCESS TO TESTING IN DOING SO, WE ARE LOOKING AT WAYS THAT CAN REALLY SUBSTANTIALLY ENHANCE TESTING BY PULLING SAMPLES

IF WE CAN PULL SAMPLES 5 TO 1, I WOULD BRING IT TO 3 MILLION TESTS TODAY WE ARE CONTINUING TO TRY TO ENHANCE TESTING IT'S A CRITICAL UNDERPINNING OF THE RESPONSE >> THANK YOU I RECOGNIZE MR

WALDEN FOR FIVE MINUTES >> THANK YOU LET ME GO STRAIGHT TO THE QUESTION I WILL ASK EACH OF YOU FOR YES OR NO ANSWER DOES PRESIDENT JUMP EVER DIRECT YOU TO PUT ON TESTING FOR COVID-19 IN THE UNITED STATES? >> NO

>> NO, SIR >> NO >> THANK YOU LET'S GO TO SOME OTHER ISSUES DR

, YOU CREATED A WEBSITE I BELIEVE ON THE FDA DEALING WITH CONVALESCENT PLASMA AND ANTIBODY WHICH INVESTIGATION THERAPIES THAT MAY HELP FIGHT THE VIRUS WHAT'S THE STATUS OF THE RESEARCH AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF FIGHTING COVID- 19 ? WHAT DO WE KNOW? >> THANK YOU IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT QUESTION AS EVERYONE HERE KNOWS, PLASMA IS WHERE YOU TAKE THE NATURAL IMMUNITY FROM A PERSON WHO IS RECOVERING FROM COVID-19, THOSE ANTIBODIES, AND THEN ADMINISTERED TO A PERSON WHO IS SICK WE HAVE PARTNERED WITH [INDISCERNIBLE] AND NHS

WE DEVELOPED AN EXPANDED ACCESS PROGRAM WITH SAFETY DATA FROM OVER 20,000 PATIENTS THAT SHOWS THIS IS A SAFE THERAPY OUR PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFECTIVENESS, WE CONTINUE TO LOOK UP INFORMATION WE WILL HAVE POTENTIALLY ANOTHER WEAPON IN THE ARMY AGAINST COVID- 19, PENDING FINAL RESULTS THIS WILL ALSO ALLOW US TO HAVE INFORMATION THAT WILL FEED THE DEVELOPMENT OF ANYBODY'S, SOMETHING ELSE CALLED [INDISCERNIBLE], WHICH WE CAN POOL THE PLASMA AND GIVE IT AS AN INJECTION TO PEOPLE

IT IS A GOOD NEWS STORY RIGHT NOW THERE ARE SEVERAL RANDOMIZED TRIAL LOOKING AT THIS THAT ARE ONGOING ACROSS THE COUNTRY >> THANK YOU THE CDC HAS DEVELOPED A NEW TEST TO SIMULTANEOUSLY DETECT TWO STRAINS OF INFLUENZA AND THE COVID-19 THEY ARE SEEKING EMERGENCIES AUTHORITY, HOW DOES A VISION COMBINED TEST TO BE USED? >> I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT, AS WE GET TO THE FALL, WE WILL HAVE INFLUENZA AND COVID-19 AT THE SAME TIME

THE CDC HAS DEVELOPED THE TEST FOR THE PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM THE PRIVATE SECTOR IS ALSO [INDISCERNIBLE] THEY NEEDED TIMELY DIAGNOSIS >> WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF CO- CIRCULATION OF COVID-19 AND FLUKE WE WANT TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO SIMPLIFY THE DIAGNOSIS

IF YOU HAVE A SINGLE TASK, WE ARE WORKING WITH MULTIPLE MANUFACTURERS, THE CDC IS USUALLY IN THE LEAD, THERE MULTIPLE MANUFACTURERS AT THE POINT OF CARE AND LABORATORIES WHO HAVE THIS TYPE OF TEST AVAILABLE >> EXCELLENT EVEN SUBJECT TO A LOT OF CRITICISM AS HAVE THE PRESIDENT OFTEN, IT'S AFTER WE KNEW THE FACT THAT WE DID NOT KNOW WHEN THINGS STARTED IT'S REALLY GREAT IF YOU HAVE HINDSIGHT IN 2020 VISION

I WANT TO LOOK FORWARD WHAT IS IT THAT YOU NEED FROM CONGRESS THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE NOW? TO HAVE AMERICA READY FOR THE FALL, WHICH WE BE PREPARING FOR NOW? FOR THE FALL? I DON'T CARE WHO WANTS TO START I'M DOWN TO A MINUTE TO ANSWER >> I THINK FIRST WE WANT TO EXPRESS OUR APPRECIATION FOR THE SUPPLEMENTAL FUNDING WE SHOULD NOTE THAT THE CDC HAS BEEN ABLE TO DISPERSE $12 MILLION TO THE STATES TO HELP PREPARE THEIR COVID-19 RESPONSES

REALLY THAT'S AN UNPRECEDENTED AMOUNT OF RESOURCES I WOULD ONLY ASK THAT WE LOOK TO MAKE THIS A SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT AS OPPOSED TO [INDISCERNIBLE] >> WHAT WE NEED TO WORRY ABOUT? WHAT DON'T YOU HAVE? >> JUST TO REITERATE, WHAT HE SAID, THEY ARE EXTRAORDINARILY GRATEFUL FOR THE UNPRECEDENTED AMOUNT OF [INDISCERNIBLE] FUNDED THAT THE CONGRESS GAVE TO US WHICH REALLY MAKES IT TOTALLY POSSIBLE FOR US TO DO THE KINDS OF THINGS THAT WE CAN DO LIKE THE DOCTOR SAID, WE HAVE TO ESTABLISH CORPORATE MEMORIES

I SAID TO THE COMMITTEE, LITERALLY MANY TIMES OVER THE MANY YEARS, WE FORGET THING WHEN WE GET DISTANCE FROM THEM WE ARE GOING THROUGH A TERRIBLE ORDEAL RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO HAVE A STABLE TYPE OF SUPPORT IN PLACE WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS, THIS WILL END HOPEFULLY SOONER RATHER THAN LATER, WE NEED TO ESTABLISH A SYSTEM SO THAT WE ARE PREPARED FOR FUTURE OUTBREAKS

>>, THE OTHERS ANSWER THAT QUESTION? >> WHAT YOU NEED THAT YOU DON'T HAVE? WHAT SHOULD BE CASH WHAT SHOULD WE BE WORRIED ABOUT? >> I WANT TO EXPRESS MY THANKS AGAIN I THINK SUSTAINABILITY COMMITMENT IS IMPORTANT I WAS INVOLVED IN 2015 IN DALLAS TRYING TO LEAVE THE POLICY OPTIONS DURING THAT TIME CAN SEE THAT WE SORT OF FORGOT THE LESSONS THAT WE WERE TRYING TO GET IMPLEMENTED, INCLUDING PPE AND OTHER STOCKPILES I WOULD SAY SOME OF THE BIGGEST LIMITATIONS, I KNOW EVERYONE IS WORKING ON THIS, THE NATIONAL DATA INFRASTRUCTURE WE NEED

I CALLED 100 HOSPITALS A DAY, WHO HAS AN THAN A LEADER WE GOT THROUGH THIS NOT BY SYSTEMS BUT PEOPLE WORKING 24/7 WE PROMOTE VACCINE CONFIDENCE WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE HAVE THE RIGHT INFORMATION ABOUT SAFETY AND EFFICACY THAT WE ORDER ENOUGH FLU VACCINES BECAUSE WE REALLY NEED TO GET EVERYONE VACCINATED THIS WINTER

THIS IS ONE LAST VIRUS THAT COULD KILL AND POTENTIALLY EVEN BE A CO- INFECTION WITH COVID-19 >> THANK YOU >> ONE POINT I WANT TO MAKE IS THE EPIDEMIC, WITH ACCESS TO INFORMATION ISSUE WE HAVE LEARNED THAT WE NEED TO COLLECT REAL- WORLD EVIDENCE IN REAL TIME DURING AN EMERGENCY JUST LIKE A DOCTOR WOULD DO >> NOW WE WILL MOVE TO MEMBERS BASED ON SENIORITY

I THINK THE NEXT FEW ARE VIRTUAL JUST UNMUTE I WILL KEEP REMINDING YOU >> [INDISCERNIBLE] ? I DID NOT HEAR THAT QUITE AS CLEAR I THINK I KNOW WHAT HE IS REFERRING TO

THE MINORITY COMMUNITY IN GENERAL IS A DEMOGRAPHIC GROUP, THERE ARE TWO ELEMENTS THAT MAKE IT MUCH MORE DIFFICULT FOR THEM ONE IS THE RISK OF INFECTION ESSENTIAL ON THE OUTSIDE HAVING TO MINGLE IN A SOCIETY IN WHICH THE VIRUS IS CIRCULATING SO RIGHT AT THE GET GO, THEY HAVE A GREATER RISK OF GETTING INFECTED AND THEN WE KNOW FROM A LOT OF EXPERIENCE NOW THAT THE SITUATION REGARDING WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES, HOSPITALIZATIONS, INTUBATION, COMPLICATIONS, AND DEATH RELATE VERY STRONGLY TO THE PREVALENCE AND INCIDENCE OF UNDERLYING COMORBID CONDITIONS, WHICH ARE CLEARLY DISPROPORTIONATELY MORE EXPRESSED IN THE AFRICAN- AMERICAN POPULATION THAN IN THE REST OF THE POPULATION

THAT PARTICULARLY INCLUDES HYPERTENSION, DIABETES, OBESITY, CHRONIC LUNG DISEASE, AND KIDNEY DISEASE UNFORTUNATELY, WE HAVE A SITUATION WHERE IT IS SORT OF A DOUBLE WHAMMY OF A NEGATIVE CAPABILITY OF THEM TO RESPOND THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN BECAUSE OF UNDERLYING CONDITIONS AND THE CONDITIONS IN WHICH THEY FIND THEMSELVES WITH >> WOULD YOU CONSIDER — IN AN EXTRAORDINARY WAY >> I THINK THE QUESTION WAS WHAT I CONSIDER INSTITUTIONAL RACISM AS CONTRIBUTING >> YES

>> THANK YOU, CONGRESSMAN OBVIOUSLY, THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY HAS SUFFERED FROM RACISM FOR A VERY, VERY LONG AMOUNT OF TIME, AND I CANNOT IMAGINE THAT THAT HAS NOT CONTRIBUTED TO THE CONDITIONS THAT THEY FIND THEMSELVES IN ECONOMICALLY AND OTHERWISE, SO THE ANSWER, CONGRESSMAN, IS YES >> ASKING FOR $40 MILLION TO GO INTO MEDICINE FOR CONTACT TRACING SHOULD WE BE SEEING A LARGER AMOUNT TOWARD CONTACT TRACING AND TESTING? >> THANK YOU, CONGRESSMAN FOR TESTING AND CONTACT TRACING, WE ARE GOING TO NEED BILLIONS OF DOLLARS

THAT'S THE AMOUNTS OF INVESTMENT THAT WE ARE DOING PARTIALLY THROUGH CDC THIS SPECIFIC AWARD IS TO HAVE MORE HOUSE LEAD A OF ORGANIZATIONS LIKE 100 BLACK MEN THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF URBAN INDIAN HEALTH, ET CETERA, ET CETERA TO REALLY FOCUS ON THE SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL TESTING AND LINKAGE TO CARE NEEDS OF UNDERSERVED MINORITIES AND SOME OF THOSE ALSO IN THE RURAL POPULATION MY PERSONAL OPINION IS $40 MILLION IS A START IT'S GOING TO NEED TO BE A LOT MORE THAN THAT IN ORDER TO REACH THE PEOPLE THAT WE NEED TO REACH

>> THANK YOU, BOBBY THANK YOU, ADMIRAL NEXT IS MR UPTON FROM MICHIGAN >> THANKS VERY MUCH, MR

CHAIRMAN I REALLY APPRECIATE THE TESTIMONY THAT WE HAVE HEARD THUS FAR AND THE INTERACTION THAT WE WILL HAVE BETWEEN ALL OF OUR COLLEAGUES I GUESS THE FIRST ONE I HAVE FOR DR FAUCI, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE FOR SURE IN RECENT WEEKS, OF COURSE, YOU MADE THE STATEMENT WE HAVE AS MANY AS 100 MILLION DOSES OF THE NEXT FLU VACCINE

I'VE HEARD FROM A NUMBER OF COMPANIES IN RECENT DAYS, FOLKS THAT HAVE PERHAPS A BILLION DOSES FOR THE END OF THE NEXT YEAR, CALENDAR YEAR 21 MAYBE YOU WOULD GET INTO SOME PRODUCTION BY SOMEWHAT EARLY AUGUST AUGUST WHAT IS YOUR FIRM THOUGHT AS TO HOW EARLY WE MAY SEE AN EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION APPROVED FOR ANY OF THESE VACCINES BASED ON WHAT YOU KNOW TODAY AND THE SCENARIOS THAT WE MAY SEE IN THE NEXT NUMBER OF MONTHS IN TERMS OF APPROVAL LAY OUT WHAT YOU THINK IS A DISTINCT POSSIBILITY WHERE WE MIGHT END UP BEING >> THANK YOU FOR THAT

I DIDN'T HEAR EVERYTHING YOU SAID, BUT I THINK I GOT ENOUGH OF IT TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION AT LEAST THE LAST PART I WELCOME THE OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS THIS THE IDEA ABOUT THE DOSES THAT WOULD BE AVAILABLE, A COUPLE HUNDRED MILLION DOSES IN THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR, SOME COMPANIES SAYING IN A COUPLE YEAR, WE WILL HAVE AS MANY AS A BILLION DOSES I THINK THAT'S REAL

MOST PEOPLE WOULD RAISE THEIR EYEBROWS AND THINK, HOW IS THAT GOING TO HAPPEN? IT IS BECAUSE THINGS ARE BEING DONE AT RISK COMPANIES ARE STARTING TO PLAN TO MAKE DOSES EVEN BEFORE YOU KNOW THE VACCINE WORKS SO THE RISK OF THE SPEED IS NOT RISK TO SAFETY, IT'S NOT RISK TO SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY IT'S RISK TO MONEY PUT THAT ASIDE

THE POINT THAT CONGRESSMAN UPTON MADE I THINK IS VERY IMPORTANT WE NEED TO BE CAREFUL THAT WE DON'T JUMP BECAUSE OF OUR NEED TO GET VACCINES FOR THOSE WHO NEED IT , THAT WE DO NOT DEFINITIVELY PROVE SAFETY AND EFFICACY BEFORE WE MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT DISTRIBUTION WE HAVE HEARD A LOT ABOUT EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION AND EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION IS IMPORTANT, BUT IT HAS TO BE DONE IN A SITUATION WHERE YOU FULFILL THE CRITERIA WITH EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION I WOULD BE VERY DISAPPOINTED IF WE JUMPED TO A CONCLUSION BEFORE WE KNEW THAT A VACCINE WAS TRULY SAFE AND TRULY EFFECTIVE, BECAUSE I WOULDN'T WANT TO HAVE PERPETUAL AMBIGUITY OF NOT KNOWING WHETHER OR NOT IT IS TRULY SAFE AND TRULY EFFECTIVE THAT'S THE REASON WHY WE ARE DOING SEVERAL RANDOMIZED PLACEBO- CONTROLLED TRIALS WITH POWER ENOUGH THAT COULD GIVE US THAT ANSWER

I HOPE THAT ANSWERS YOUR QUESTION, FRED >> WHAT WOULD BE THE EARLIEST THAT YOU THINK UNDER THE BEST SCENARIO THAT WE MIGHT SEE AN EEL WAY ISSUED ALONG WITH WHAT WOULD ACTUALLY BE THE FDA THAT WOULD ACTUALLY ISSUE THAT? >> THE ANSWER IS YES LET ME QUICKLY ANSWER THAT AND HANDED IT OVER TO STEVE BECAUSE HE MAY WANT TO ANSWER THAT WE ARE GOING INTO THE FIRST PHASE THREE EFFICACY TRIAL IN JULY IT TAKES AT LEAST A MONTH TO GET TO THE SECOND DOSE

YOU WILL TAKE ANOTHER COUPLE MONTHS TO ACCRUE OR ENROLL ENOUGH PEOPLE THAT IF THERE IS VIRAL ACTIVITY IN THE COMMUNITY AND WE HAVE OUR SITES NOT ONLY IN THE UNITED STATES BUT ALL OVER THE WORLD, IN BRAZIL AND IN SOUTH AFRICA, SO IF WE GET AND EFFICACY SIGNAL, YOU ARE YOU ARE GOING TO GET AN EFFICACY SIGNAL MORE QUICKLY THE MORE CASES THERE ARE NOW, IF IT TURNS OUT THERE ARE NOT A WHOLE LOT OF CASES, IT MAY TAKE LONGER, AND THAT'S THE REASON WHY YOU CAN'T GIVE AN ACCURATE PREDICTION OF WHEN YOU ARE GOING TO GET THOSE DATA STEVE, YOU WANT TO TAKE IT FROM HERE? >> YES, THANK YOU, DR FAUCI JUST A COUPLE ISSUES TO YOUR POINT, CONGRESSMAN

ONE IS WE ARE WORKING WITH SPONSORS ACROSS THE BOARD, PRIVATE INDUSTRY OPERATION, ET CETERA, THOSE WHO ARE DEVELOPING VACCINES AND WE ARE PROVIDING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE REGARDING CLINICAL TRIAL DESIGN, AND THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS IN THE CLINICAL TRIAL, AS WELL AS THE ENDPOINTS THAT WE WANT TO SEE MAKE AN ADJUDICATION ABOUT SAFETY AND EFFECTIVENESS I WANT TO EMPHASIZE WHAT DR FAUCI SAID, AND THAT IS THE ACCELERATION IS REALLY AROD TAKING FINANCIAL RISK AROUND THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS PROCESS THE ACCELERATION IS NOT CUTTING CORNERS WITH RESPECT TO THE ASSESSMENTS OF SAFETY AND EFFECTIVENESS AMERICAN PEOPLE CAN RELY UPON THE FACT THAT FDA HAS MANY EXPERTS IN THE VACCINE AREA

WE HAVE BEEN DOING THIS FOR YEARS AND WE WILL RELY UPON THE SCIENCE AND DATA WHEN IT IS AVAILABLE TO US TO MAKE THAT DECISION REGARDING AN EEO A WE CANNOT PREJUDGE WHEN THAT WILL HAPPEN >> THANK YOU THANK YOU, FRED NEXT WE HAVE THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM CALIFORNIA

>> THANK YOU, MR CHAIRMAN GOOD MORNING I WOULD LIKE TO START WITH THE DOCTOR WE HAVE A CONVERSATION, AND I EXPRESSED TO YOU MY APPOINTMENT ABOUT THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS IN THE WORLD WITH DISEASES AND PREVENTION

THE UNITED STATES TODAY IS NUMBER NUMBER 1 NUMBER 1 IN THE WORLD IN INFECTIONS INFECTIONS THIS IS NOT ANYTHING THAT ANYONE CAN BE PROUD OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE IN PAIN THERE IS CONFUSION FOR MANY REASONS REASONS

I URGE YOU AS HEAD OF CDC TO SPEAK DIRECTLY TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE I KNOW THE AGENCIES ARE TALKING TO EACH OTHER I CONSIDER THAT A WHISPER, BECAUSE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE NOT HEARING YOU SPEAK OUT THEY DESERVE TO HEAR THE TRUTH WE HAVE HEARD DR

FAUCI TIME AND TIME AGAIN PUTTING ABOUT INFORMATION TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE DIVIDED ON THIS ISSUE OF THE VIRUS IMAGINE THAT SO I HAVE CONTINUED TO URGE YOU TO SPEAK OUT YOU ARE A DOCTOR

PUT YOUR WHITE JACKET ON AND SPEAK WEAKLY TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THEY WANT TO KNOW WHAT'S COMING, WHAT IS AHEAD MY CONSTITUENTS ASKED ME ON A CONSISTENT BASIS WHAT'S NEXT SO WHILE WE ARE DOING THE NICE BACK-AND-FORTH THIS MORNING, GOOD QUESTIONS ON THE PART OF MEMBERS, I REALLY REMAIN DISMAYED AND DEEPLY DISAPPOINTED WE NEED LEADERSHIP COMING OUT OF THE CDC

REAL LEADERSHIP IT WAS AN OUTRAGE THAT THERE WAS A GATHERING IN TULSA SIX OF THE PRESIDENT'S PEOPLE WERE INFECTED, AND IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT TWO SECRET SERVICE AGENTS WERE WERE HOW CAN THE CDC ALLOW THIS PANDEMIC, THIS VIRUS TO BE SOMETHING POLITICAL YOU HAVE TO PUSH BACK

YOU ARE A SCIENTIST YOU ARE A DOCTOR NOW, TO DR HAHN, I'M SURE YOU'VE READ THE SEVERAL ARTICLES REGARDING HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE EVERY STUDY STATES IT DOESN'T WORK IN ANY SETTING

IN FACT, IT HAS KNOWN SIDE EFFECTS OF CARDIAC ISSUES BEING ONE OF THEM SO THERE IS A DANGER IN TERMS OF THE SIDE EFFECTS AS COMMISSIONER, YOU SEE ALL OF THE DATA ARE YOU GOING TO INFORM THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, DOCTORS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ABOUT THESE FACTS? >> THANK YOU, CONGRESSWOMAN, FOR THAT QUESTION INDEED, WE ARE

I CAN REFERRED THE COMMITTEE TO THE SEVERAL DOCUMENTS THAT WE HAVE PUT OUT OVER THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS REGARDING HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE WITH RESPECT TO THE ISSUES WE ISSUED A SAFETY ALERT PARTICULARLY AROUND THE COMBINATION OF HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE AND OTHER DRUGS THAT MIGHT AFFECT THE HEART AS YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TAKEN RECENT ACTION REGARDING — >> HAVE YOU SPECIFICALLY SPOKEN DIRECTLY TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SO THAT THERE ISN'T THIS — >> YES, MA'AM THERE IS AN FDA VOICES PIECE THAT'S OFFERED BY ME AS WELL AS A PIECE DIRECTLY TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ABOUT THE STATUS OF HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE >> I AM WONDERING IF YOU HAVE SPOKEN OUT VERBALLY >> I APPRECIATE THE QUESTION

EVERY OPPORTUNITY I HAD COMMUNICATED THAT SAME INFORMATION >> THERE HAVE BEEN SEVERAL CONCERNS BEING PLACED COULD YOU STATE UNEQUIVOCALLY THAT THERE IS ANY POLITICAL PRESSURE IS APPLIED TO YOU AND THE FDA THAT YOU WILL IMMEDIATELY REPORT THEM TO THIS COMMITTEE? >> I WILL, CERTAINLY, STATE THAT IF I RECEIVED POLITICAL PRESSURE I WILL REPORT TO THIS COMMITTEE I CAN TELL YOU THAT I HAVE NOT FELT POLITICAL PRESSURE, NOR HAS THE FDA, TO MAKE ANY DECISION IN ANY SPECIFIC DIRECTION >> THANK YOU

NEXT WE HAVE FROM OHIO >> THANK YOU I REALLY APPRECIATE IT IF I COULD START MY QUESTIONS WITH YOU I KNOW THAT OUR LEADER, MR

WALDEN, HAD BROUGHT SOME OF THIS UP WOULD YOU FURTHER EXPLAIN HOW AN INFECTED INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPS ANTIBODIES AND HOW LONG THOSE ANTIBODIES REMAIN EFFECTIVE IN FIGHTING OFF THE VIRUS? ARE YOU SEEING DIFFERENT LEVELS OF ANTIBODIES AND PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN INFECTED AND WHAT THAT MEANS IN TERMS OF IMMUNITY? >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT QUESTION, CONGRESSMAN SO WE NEED TO START OFF BY SAYING THAT WE WANT TO ASSUME YOU ARE DEALING WITH AN ANTIBODY TEST THAT HAS BEEN VALIDATED BY THE FDA OR BY THE NIH THAT IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE A LOT OF THE CONFUSION OUT THERE THERE ARE TESTS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN VALIDATED LET'S ASSUME YOU HAVE A GOOD TEST

WHENEVER THE BODY GETS CONFRONTED WITH THE VIRUS AND RECOVERS EVEN WHEN THEY DON'T RECOVER, THE BODY IS STIMULATED TO MAKE ANTIBODIES IN GENERAL, THE VIRUS THAT WE HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCES WITH, THOSE ANTIBODIES SERVE TO PROTECT YOU AGAINST EXPOSURE AND INFECTION AFTER YOU ARE EXPOSED TO THE SAME VIRUS, SO THAT'S WHAT WE CALL IMMUNOLOGICAL MEMORY AND THESE PROTEINS BLOCK THE VIRUS THE ONE THING WE DO NOT KNOW YET WITH COVID-19 IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE TYPE OF ANTIBODIES THE BEST ANTIBODY IS CALLED NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODY NAMELY, IF THIS WAS WHERE THE VIRUS POINTS IT'S OFF, IT BLOCKS THE VIRUS COMBINING TO THE CELLS

THERE ARE ANTIBODIES AGAINST OTHER PARTS OF THE VIRUS THAT ARE COMBINING ANTIBODIES THAT DON'T MEAN MUCH THE SECOND THING IS WHAT WE STILL DON'T KNOW IS WHAT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE ANTIBODY, NAMELY THE LEVEL OF THE ANTIBODY AND THE DEGREE OF PROTECTION THE THIRD THING WE DON'T KNOW IS HOW LONG OR WHAT THE DURATION OF THAT IS GOING TO BE WE ARE GOING TO FIND THESE THINGS OUT AS WE STUDY THESE INDIVIDUALS OVER MONTHS AND A YEAR OR MORE REMEMBER, WE ARE ONLY A FEW MONTHS INTO THIS

SO WE KNOW THEY MAKE ANTIBODIES IT'S LIKELY THAT THEY ARE PROTECTED FOR SOME AMOUNT OF TIME, BUT WE DON'T KNOW HOW LONG THAT'S GOING TO BE SO THE QUESTION I ALWAYS GET ASKED, WHICH IS A SUBTEXT, DOES THAT MEAN IF YOU ARE EXPOSED AND YOU HAVE ANTIBODIES THAT YOU ARE PROTECTED? LIKELY YOU ARE, BUT WE DON'T KNOW HOW LONG YOU ARE PROTECTED >> THANK YOU >> WHEN A VACCINE OR TREATMENT IS DEVELOPED, HOW WILL IT BE DISTRIBUTED TO AMERICANS? >> THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION

IT'S A CRITICAL ISSUE THAT IS CURRENTLY UNDER DISCUSSION WITHIN THE TEAM TO LOOK AT WHAT THE APPROPRIATE PRIORITIZATION FOR DISTRIBUTION IS I JUST WANT TO COMMENT THAT IT MAY BE DEPENDENT ON WHAT THE PRODUCT IS EACH OF THESE VACCINE PRODUCTS THAT ARE CURRENTLY BEING DEVELOPED MAY HAVE DIFFERENTIAL UTILIZATION FOR DIFFERENT POPULATIONS THERE ARE SERIOUS CONSIDERATIONS TO TRY TO DEVELOP THOSE PRIORITIZATION'S, AND IT'S GOING TO BE IMPORTANT TO DEVELOP THEM DEPENDENT ON THE PRODUCT THAT THEY ARE GOING TO BE APPLIED TO >> THANK YOU

>> DR HAHN, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR ALL OF YOUR WORK AND THANKS FOR TAKING MY CALLS, ESPECIALLY ON FRIDAY NIGHTS AND ON SATURDAYS I APPRECIATE IT THE FDA, DID THEY PROVIDE AN EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION YOU WOULD EXPECT THE FDA TO DELIVER ANYMORE TREATMENT? >> FOR POTENTIAL THERAPIES, IS THAT WHAT YOU ASK? >> YES, SIR

>> WE ARE WORK WORKING VERY CLOSELY WITH SPONSORS 131 CLINICAL TRIALS ONGOING RIGHT NOW I ANTICIPATE THAT WE WILL RECEIVE DATA REGARDING SEVERAL THERAPIES IN THE FUTURE, PLASMA BEING ONE OF THEM WE JUST WAS CONGRESSMAN DISCUSSED WITH ANTI- INFLAMMATORY AGENTS AS WELL AS ANTIBODIES THOSE ARE BEING ACCELERATED THROUGH THE PIPELINE AND THEN A POTENTIAL THERAPEUTIC AS WELL AS PROPHYLACTICS MOVING FORWARD

AGAIN, CAN'T PREJUDGE THE PROCESS BECAUSE WE HAVE TO SEE THE DATA I DO ANTICIPATE WE WILL BE RECEIVING DATA >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH >> NEXT WE HAVE COLORADO >> THANK YOU SO MUCH, MR

CHAIRMAN I WANT TO THANK THE PANEL AND WELCOME ALL OF YOU JUST TO LET YOU KNOW, THE SUBCOMMITTEE IS GOING TO BE CONTINUING ITS INVESTIGATION BOTH ABOUT HOW WE RESPONDED TO THIS AND WHERE WE GO IN THE FUTURE SO YOU CAN EXPECT TO HEAR FROM US I'VE HAD SOME BRIEF QUESTIONS FOR EACH WITNESS, AND I WOULD LIKE TO START WITH YOU, ADMIRAL GERARD THERE WERE COMMENTS LAST WEEK AND SAYING THAT THE DOUBLE TESTING, BECAUSE WHEN YOU DO TESTING, YOU ARE GOING TO FIND MORE PEOPLE

AND THEN AGAIN IT'S TWEETED THAT CASES ARE GOING UP IN THE US THIS IS WHAT HE SAYS AND HE ALSO SAID THIS MORNING THAT [ INAUDIBLE ] HAS THE PRESIDENT ASKED YOU TO DO FEWER TASKS? >> THANK YOU

AGAIN, I WANT TO CLARIFY THAT — >> YES OR NO WILL WORK, ADMIRAL >> NEITHER THE PRESIDENT NOR ANYONE OF THE ADMINISTRATION HAS INSTRUCTED OR SUGGESTED THAT WE SHOULD DO LESS TESTING WE ARE PROCEEDING IN JUST THE OPPOSITE WE WANT TO DO MORE TESTING AND HIGHER QUALITY >> SO I WANT TO ASK YOU, ADMIRAL, DO YOU THINK THAT IT IS A GOOD OR BAD IDEA TO DO LESS TESTING SO IT WILL LOOK LIKE THERE ARE FEWER CASES? >> MY PURPOSE IN LEADING IS TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF TESTING

THE ONLY WAY THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND WHO HAS THE DISEASE, WHO IS INFECTED AND CAN PASS IT AND TO DO APPROPRIATE CONDUCT TRACING IS TO TEST APPROPRIATELY, SMARTLY, AND AS MANY PEOPLE AS WE CAN >> THANK YOU SO MUCH DR FAUCI, I WANTED TO ASK YOU, IT SEEMS DATA THE LAST FEW DAYS THAT WHILE CASES ARE GOING UP, DEATHS ARE GOING DOWN I HAVE SEEN SOME REPORTING IN MEDIA THAT IN PART THAT'S BECAUSE YOUNGER PEOPLE WHO TEND TO NOT DIE FROM COVID ARE THE ONES BEING INFECTED

SHOULD WE SEE THIS AS A POSITIVE SIGN OR SHOULD WE STILL BE WORKING? >> I THINK IT'S TOO EARLY TO MAKE THAT KIND OF LINK LET ME EXPLAIN DEATHS ALWAYS LAG CONSIDERABLY BEHIND CASES YOU MIGHT BE — MIGHT REMEMBER THAT AT THE TIME THAT NEW YORK WAS IN THEIR WORST SITUATION WHERE THE DEATHS WERE GOING UP AND YET THE CASES WERE STARTING TO GO DOWN THE DEATHS ONLY CAME DOWN MULTIPLE WEEKS LATER, SO YOU ARE SEEING MORE CASES NOW WHILE THE DEATHS ARE GOING DOWN

THE CONCERN IS IF THOSE CASES THEN INFECT PEOPLE WIND UP GETTING SICK AND GOING TO THE HOSPITAL, IT IS CONCEIVABLE YOU MAY SEE THE DEATHS GOING UP, SO I THINK IT'S TOO EARLY TO SAY BECAUSE THE DEATHS ARE GOING DOWN >> THANK YOU I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION, DR FAUCI, FOR YOU WE HAVE SEEN, AND I THINK YOU AND I HAVE TALKED ABOUT THIS, MOST VACCINES TAKES YEARS IF NOT DECADES TO BE APPROVED

SOMETIMES WE DON'T FIND A VACCINE AT ALL I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS FOR YOU NUMBER 1, DO YOU BELIEVE THAT WE WILL FIND A VACCINE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS? NUMBER 2, DO YOU STILL STAND BY THE PREDICTION YOU GAVE US SOME MONTHS AGO THAT WE COULD ACTUALLY HAVE A VACCINE BY EARLY 2021? >> I FEEL CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC, CONGRESSWOMAN, THAT WE WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING A VACCINE THERE IS NEVER A GUARANTEE OF THAT, BUT THE EARLY DATA THAT WE ARE SEEING REGARDING THE IMAGE IN A CITY AND THE INDUCTION OF GOOD RESPONSES MAKES ME CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC ALWAYS KNOWING THAT THERE IS NEVER A GUARANTEE YOU REMEMBER I TOLD YOUR COMMITTEE A FEW MONTHS AGO THAT A VACCINE WOULD BE AVAILABLE FROM A YEAR TO 18 MONTHS

I SAID THAT IN JANUARY OF 2019 — 2020 A YEAR FROM JANUARY IS DECEMBER I STILL THINK THERE IS A REASONABLY GOOD CHANCE THAT BY THE VERY BEGINNING OF 2021 THAT IF WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A VACCINE THAT WE WILL HAVE IT BY THEN >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH MR

CHAIRMAN, I YIELD BACK >> THANK YOU NEXT WE HAVE MISSUS ROGERS FROM WASHINGTON STATE I HOPE >> I'M COMING

AM I HERE? >> YOU ARE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES >> THANK YOU, MR CHAIRMAN I WANT TO THANK THE CHAIR AND THE RANKING MEMBER FOR HOLDING THIS HEARING AND APPRECIATE OUR WITNESSES FOR TESTIFYING TODAY COVID-19 IS THE CHALLENGE OF THE CENTURY, AS OTHERS HAVE SAID

IT'S A HEALTH AND ECONOMIC CRISIS OF OUR LIFETIME WE MOURN THE DEATH OF OVER 100,000 AMERICANS, AND WE MUST REMEMBER THAT WE ARE NOT OUT OF THE WOODS YET I WANT TO ESPECIALLY EXPRESS MY HEARTFELT GRATITUDE FOR THE HEALTHCARE WORKERS, THE FIRST RESPONDERS, THE EMERGENCY AND ESSENTIAL WORKERS WHO HAVE BEEN WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK TO FIGHT THIS VIRUS, SAVE LIVES, AND KEEP OUR FAMILIES SAFE AS OUR EXPERTS WORKED TIRELESSLY TO DEVELOP A VACCINE AND TREATMENT, I AM CONFIDENT THAT THERE IS NO COUNTRY IN THE WORLD BETTER EQUIPPED TO LEAD FOR A MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGH THAN AMERICA WE CAN'T TRUST CHINA TO LEAD, AND THAT'S WHY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS CREATIVE PROGRAMS LIKE OPERATION WARP SPEED FOR BRINGING TOGETHER THE VERY BEST IN THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR TO DEVELOP COUNTERMEASURES THAT WILL FIGHT THE VIRUS

WE ARE LEVERAGING THE POWER OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, SUPERCOMPUTING, AND MACHINE LEARNING TO LEARN OF DISCOVERIES AND ENHANCE OUR KNOWLEDGE BASE OF THE VIRUS IN WASHINGTON STATE, WE HAVE TOP RESEARCHERS AS WELL AS BIOTECH, PHARMACEUTICAL INNOVATORS WHO CONTINUE TO BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF THESE BREAKTHROUGHS I LOOK FORWARD TO LEARNING MORE AND APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU BEING HERE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE ADMINISTRATION IS CONTINUING TO DO TO LEAD IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THESE TESTS AND TREATMENTS THAT AMERICA NEEDS SO THAT WE CAN USHER IN A NEW ERA OF INNOVATION IN HEALTHCARE CHEERS TWO IN THE FUTURE KEEP OUR FAMILIES HEALTHY AND SAVE LIVES AND TO ENSURE OUR ECONOMY BOOMS AGAIN, WE MUST GET THIS RIGHT DR

FAUCI, AS YOU KNOW, AS YOU MAXIMIZE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF VACCINE, WOULD YOU JUST EXPLAIN A LITTLE BIT FURTHER WHAT THIS IS AND ARE THERE ANY NOVEL SYNTHETICS IN THE PIPELINE, AND IF SO HOW WILL THEY PLAY A ROLE IN THE ADMINISTRATION'S PURSUIT OF A COVID-19 VACCINE? >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT QUESTION, CONGRESSWOMAN IT IS A PRODUCT DISTINCT FROM THE VACCINE ITSELF, BUT WHEN GIVEN IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE VACCINE IT ENHANCES THE POWER OF THE IMMUNE RESPONSE SO IF YOU HAVE A VACCINE THAT GIVES A LEVEL OF RESPONSE, WHEN YOU GET AN ADJUVANT TOGETHER WITH IT, YOU OFTEN BOOST IT TO A MUCH HIGHER LEVEL WE USE THIS IN SEVERAL VACCINES THE NIH HAS A MAJOR PROGRAM IN THE PURSUIT AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF NOVEL ADJUVANTS OF ALL DIFFERENT TYPES

IN FACT, THAT'S PART OF THE PROGRAM RIGHT NOW TO ACCELERATE OUR VACCINE DEVELOPMENT CAPABILITY, SO IT IS A GOOD QUESTION BUT IT IS A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF WHAT WE DO THANK YOU >> THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR THAT DR

HAHN, AS YOU KNOW, THE CENTRALIZATION OF DIAGNOSTIC TEST OVERSIGHT HAS BEEN HER HELPFUL IN EXPANDING THE AVAILABILITY OF DIAGNOSTIC TESTS FOR COVID-19, BUT IT'S TEMPORARY WOULD YOU SPEAK TO HOW THE FLEXIBILITY HAS BENEFITED THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND HOW YOU THINK IT WOULD BE HELPFUL IN THE FUTURE FOR OUTBREAKS OR NOVEL VIRUS? >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH APPRECIATE THE QUESTION AS YOU POINTED OUT, THE FLEXIBILITIES HAVE ALLOWED US TO WORK WITH TEST DEVELOPERS THIS HAS BEEN THROUGHOUT THE COVID PANDEMIC WITH ALL OF OUR MEDICAL PRODUCTS A BALANCE BETWEEN THE OVERSIGHT SO THAT WE HAVE TESTS THAT ARE VALID, REPRODUCIBLE, ACCURATE, BUT AT THE SAME TIME ALLOW THE DEVELOPERS THE ABILITY TO HAVE THE FREEDOM TO DEVELOP THOSE TESTS

WE DEVELOPED THIS PARTNERSHIP THAT I THINK HAS BEEN VERY FRUITFUL MOVING FORWARD I PARTICULARLY LIKE IT WITH RESPECT TO THE FLEXIBILITY GIVEN YOUR STATE IN PARTICULAR WHICH HAS AN EXCELLENT PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY AS WELL AS THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON AND NEW YORK STATE IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THIS THOSE ARE THE SORT OF THINGS THAT WE ARE LOOKING AT NOW AS WE TALK ABOUT HOW WE WANT TO MOVE FORWARD THAT WE COULD POTENTIALLY PUT IN PLACE ON A PERMANENT BASIS AND FACILITATE TEST DEVELOPMENT HOPEFULLY, WHILE NEVER BEING IN A POSITION AGAIN WE HAVE TO DEVELOP TESTS OVER SUCH A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME LIKE WE HAVE REMARKABLY DONE DURING THIS TIME BUT WE REALLY DO NEED TO TALK ABOUT HOW THESE FLEXIBILITIES COULD STIMULATE INNOVATION AND DEVELOPMENT

>> GREAT THANK YOU ALL THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP, YOUR COMMITMENT DURING THIS TIME I ESPECIALLY APPRECIATE THE WAY THAT WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE PREPARED IN THE FUTURE THANK YOU

GOOD TO BE WITH YOU >> THANK YOU NOW WE GO TO MR DOYLE COMING TO US FROM PITTSBURGH MR

DOYLE? >> SORRY, MR CHAIRMAN, I FORGOT TO UNMUTE CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? >> YES YOU ARE RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES MINUTES >> THANK YOU, MR

CHAIRMAN, FOR HOLDING THIS HEARING AND THE RANKING MEMBER ALSO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE ON BEHALF OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THIS COMMITTEE HAS CONTINUED TO CONDUCT OVERSIGHT ON THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S SHORTCOMINGS RELATED TO PROCURING AND DISTURBING PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT OR PPE WHEN STATES AND HOSPITALS WERE FACED WITH CRITICAL SHORTAGES OF PPE SUCH AS MASKS AND GOWNS, PRESIDENT TRUMP PASS THE BUCK AND SAID THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WAS NOT A SHIPPING FIRM WE SAW THE RESULTS OF A FAILURE OF LEADERSHIP

STATES HAVE HAD TO FEND FOR THEMSELVES AND EVEN COMPETE AGAINST EACH OTHER FOR CRITICAL SUPPLIES IT'S BECOME SO DESPERATE OUT THERE THAT ONE FORMER US DISASTER OFFICIAL REFERRED TO THIS SCRAMBLE AS LORD OF THE FLIES PPE ADDITION AT A RECENT HEARING BEFORE THE OVERSIGHT AND INVESTIGATIONS SUBCOMMITTEE, THE MICHIGAN GOVERNOR TESTIFIED THE LACK OF CENTRALIZED COORDINATION AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL CREATED A COUNTERPRODUCTIVE COMPETITION BETWEEN THE STATES AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO SECURE LIMITED SUPPLIES DRIVING UP PRICES AND EXASPERATED EXACERBATING EXISTING SHORTAGES

ADMIRAL, LET ME ASK YOU, DO WE HAVE ENOUGH PPE FOR EVERY FRONTLINE WORKER WHO NEEDS IT, WHETHER THEY BE HEALTHCARE WORKERS, FIRST RESPONDERS, OR THOUSANDS OF OTHERS WHOSE JOBS PUT THEM AT RISK OR PEOPLE STILL REUSING MASKS, FOR EXAMPLE? IF WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH, WHY HASN'T THE ADMINISTRATION INVOKED THE MANUFACTURING OF THESE SUPPLIES? >> THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION, AND I WILL DO MY BEST TO ANSWER THAT THE ADMIRAL IS RUNNING THE SUPPLY CHAIN BEING A MEMBER OF THE UNIFIED COORDINATION GROUP FOR THE PAST THREE MONTHS, I AM PRETTY FAMILIAR WITH THIS I THINK AS THE ADMIRAL TESTIFIED BEFORE AND I THINK WE ALL KNOW THAT THERE WAS AN ABSOLUTE SHORTAGE OF EVERYTHING WHEN WE STARTED EVERYONE IN THE WORLD WAS LOOKING FOR THE SAME SUPPLIES AND WE TRY TO MANAGE THAT BOTH FROM INCREASING THE SUPPLIES AND EVEN THE DPA MULTIPLE TIMES

FOR EXAMPLE, THERE WAS THREE INVESTMENTS TO IMPROVE PRODUCTION WE ESTIMATE THAT THE COUNTRY IN THE FALL, IF THERE WERE A COVID OUTBREAK TO THIS DEGREE, WOULD NEED ABOUT 140 MILLION MASKS PER MONTH WE SHOULD HAVE 180 MILLION BEING PRODUCED DOMESTICALLY BY THAT TIME THIS WAS NOT AVAILABLE WHEN WE STARTED IN MARCH THE INDUSTRY WAS NOT HERE

THIS WAS ALL OFF SHORED AND I WILL JUST SAY, CUMULATIVELY BETWEEN MARCH 1st AND JUNE JUNE 19th, THE GOVERNMENT DISTRIBUTED OR ENABLED THE COMMERCIAL DISTRIBUTION THROUGH THE AIR BRIDGE OF 160,000,095 MASKS, 638 MILLION SURGICAL AND PROCEDURAL MASKS, 281 MILLION GALLONS, AND OVER 16 BILLION PAIRS OF GLOVES SO THIS WAS REALLY AN ENORMOUS EFFORT WE NEED TO BE BETTER PREPARED THIS ALL NEEDS TO BE ON SHORE

WE ARE WORKING TO HAVE A 60 TO 90 DAY SUPPLY WE HAVE TALKED TO GOVERNORS IN EVERY STATE MANY OF THE STATES ARE ALSO DOING THEIR OWN SUPPLIES FOR 60 TO 90 DAYS, SO I AM CONFIDENT MOVING FROM HERE ON AS WE RAMP MANUFACTURING THAT WE ARE GOING TO BE IN A MUCH BETTER POSITION THAN WE WERE THREE MONTHS AGO >> THANK YOU, ADMIRAL DR

HAHN, SINCE DEMAND INCREASED THIS SPRING, WE HAVE SEEN MANY WITH NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE ENTERING THE MARKET THERE ARE THOSE THAT ARE NOT BEING ABLE TO MEET SAFETY REQUIREMENTS WHAT STEPS IS THE FDA TAKING TO ENSURE THAT COMPANIES ARE NOT CIRCUMVENTING FEDERAL OVERSIGHT AND INJECTING POTENTIALLY SUBSTANDARD PPE INTO THE UNITED STATES MARKET? >> THANK YOU THIS IS AN IMPORTANT ISSUE DURING THE HEIGHT OF THIS EPIDEMIC AND THE INCREASED DEMAND WE'VE PROVIDED REGULATORY FLEXIBILITY FOR COMPANIES BUT INSISTED THAT THEY PROVIDE CERTIFICATION, OFTEN ON FDA, IF YOU WILL, CERTIFICATION THAT THE PPE MET THE REQUIREMENTS THAT WE HAVE IN PLACE AND THAT THE FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS HAD IN PLACE BUT WE DID SOMETHING ELSE WITH RESPECT TO THAT, AND THAT IS WE ALSO PARTNERED WITH CDC TO TEST AND VERIFY THAT, IN FACT, SELF CERTIFICATION OVER THE VALIDITY OF THE FSC OF THE PPE

YOU HAVE CORRECTLY IDENTIFIED THAT FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS THE SUBSEQUENT PRODUCT SHIPPED INTO THE COUNTRY DID NOT MEET THOSE SPECIFICATIONS WE IMMEDIATELY TOOK ACTION TO MAKE SURE THOSE WERE OFF OF THE MARKET AND CONTINUE TO MONITOR VERY CLOSELY >> THANK YOU, MR CHAIRMAN I SEE MY TIME HAS EXPIRED

I YELLED BACK >> THANK YOU, MR DOYLE >> NEXT WE HAVE MR GUTHRIE COMING TO US FROM KENTUCKY

DO YOU WANT TO UNMUTE? >> I THOUGHT I DID THAT I APOLOGIZE DR HAHN, I AM INTERESTED IN COVID-19 COUNTERFEIT TESTING I HAVE A BILL THAT WOULD BRING THE AUTHORITY TO DESTROY THE COUNTERFEIT TESTS AND I WILL FOLLOW UP WITH THE QUESTION WITH THIS

WHAT I'M INTERESTED IN AND WHAT I WANT THE PEOPLE TO KNOW IS WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE FUTURE AND HOW ARE WE GOING TO PROTECT OURSELVES MOVING FORWARD? WE NEED LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE PAST DR HAHN KIND OF — EXCUSE ME, KIND OF ON THE PPE MOVING FORWARD WAS DISCUSSED IF I COULD GO WITH DR REDFIELD, DR

FAUCI, AND DR HAHN IF YOU WILL TALK ABOUT POOL TESTING WHAT'S IT GOING TO LOOK LIKE IN MARCH — I MEAN, WHAT IS IT GOING TO LOOK LIKE IN AUGUST? ARE KIDS GETTING BACK IN SCHOOL? OUR NURSING HOMES SAFE? I KNOW WE ARE GOING TO A FLU, COVID, AND WHAT'S THE TESTING GOING TO BE LIKE? DR FAUCI, WHAT DO WE NEED TO BE LOOKING FOR? I WOULD JUST OPEN IT UP FOR YOU THREE TO TALK ABOUT WHAT'S IT GOING TO LOOK LIKE IN AUGUST, AND HER KIDS GOING TO BE ABLE TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL? >> THANK YOU, CONGRESSMAN I THINK FIRST AND FOREMOST IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE CONTINUE TO TAKE THIS TIME TO CONTINUE TO ACCELERATE OUR CAPACITY TO DIAGNOSE, OBVIOUSLY, TIMELY TEST RESULTS, BUILD THE CAPACITY FOR ISOLATION CONTACT TRACING AND SELF QUARANTINE

THAT'S FUNDAMENTAL WE ARE WORKING HARD TO DO THAT AS I MENTIONED IN JANUARY, WE HAD ABOUT 6000 CONTACT TRACERS IN THIS COUNTRY THE BEGINNING OF JUNE IT WAS AROUND 27 OR 28000 WE NEED TO CONTINUE TO INCREASE IN MY VIEW TOWARD THE 100,000

WE GET THAT OPERATIONALLY FUNCTIONAL THAT IS GOING TO BE CRITICAL FOR WHAT WE ARE DOING SECONDLY, WE HAVE TO REINFORCE THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SOCIAL DISTANCING INTERVENTIONS THAT WE HAVE DISCUSSED, PARTICULARLY FACE COVERINGS, 6 FEET DISTANCING, AND HANDWASHING I ANTICIPATE THAT THE STATES WILL BEGIN TO OPEN UP HIGHER EDUCATION IN K-12 IT'S GOING TO BE ON A JURISDICTION DECISION

THE CDC WILL BE ISSUING ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE ON THIS TOPIC IN THE DAYS AHEAD AS WE CONTINUE TO TRY TO WORK AND GIVE GUIDANCE HOW TO OPEN UP THESE, PARTICULARLY THE SCHOOL SYSTEMS, HOW TO OPEN THEM UP SAFELY I WILL END WITH NURSING HOMES I THINK WE HAVE MADE ENORMOUS PROGRESS IN THE LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES ADMIRAL GERRARD MAY WANT TO COMMENT ABOUT THE COMMITMENT THAT FEMA MADE TO PROVIDE ALL NURSING HOMES PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR AN AMOUNT OF TIME CONTINUING I THINK TO HAVE AGGRESSIVE SURVEILLANCE IN THE NURSING HOMES ACROSS THIS COUNTRY WHERE WE HAVE RECOMMENDED THAT ALL RESIDENTS GET TESTED SO THAT WE CAN START WITH A CLEAN BASELINE OF UNDERSTANDING WHERE THE EPIDEMIC IS

I WILL JUST END WITH THE FACT THAT ALTHOUGH THE ONLY MAKEUP 6% OF OUR POPULATION, NURSING HOME RESIDENTS HAVE MADE UP MORE THAN 35% OF OUR MORTALITY >> LET ME VERY BRIEFLY ADDRESSED THE QUESTION YOU ASKED ABOUT SCHOOLS, BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN ASKED THAT ALL THE TIME I THINK THE IMPORTANT THING TO POINT OUT IS THAT AS YOU WELL KNOW, WE LIVE IN A VERY BIG COUNTRY THAT IS, CERTAINLY, VERY DIFFERENT WHETHER YOU ARE IN A NEW YORK METROPOLITAN AREA

SO WHEN YOU ARE ASKING ABOUT SCHOOLS, YOU HAVE TO SAY, WHERE ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? BECAUSE WE HAVE DIFFERENT REGIONS, DIFFERENT STATES, DIFFERENT CITIES, TOWNS, AND COUNTIES SOME COUNTIES MAY HAVE SUCH A LOW LEVEL OF INFECTION THAT SCHOOLS CAN OPEN IN A WAY THAT IS EXACTLY LIKE NORMAL OTHERS MAY BE IN A SITUATION WHERE IT ISN'T REALLY BAD WHEN YOU WANT TO CLOSE THE SCHOOL BUT YOU MIGHT WANT TO MAKE SOME MODIFICATIONS ALTERATIONS OF SCHEDULING, THINGS LIKE MORNING AND AFTERNOON, SO IT'S UP TO THE LOCAL OFFICIALS TO EVALUATE WHERE YOU ARE AND THE PARTICULAR REGION AND WHAT THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WE VERY CAREFULLY PUT OUT ABOUT THE GUIDANCE OF OPENING SCHOOLS SO YOU DON'T WANT TO MAKE ONE- SIZE-FITS-ALL FOR THE UNITED STATES

YOU WANT TO TAILOR IT TO THE DEGREE OF VIRAL DYNAMICS IN A PARTICULAR LOCATION THAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT ABOUT >> SO LOOKING FORWARD, WE ARE REALLY ONLY GOING TO KNOW WHEN WE GET CLOSER TO THAT POINT WHEN WILL MAKE THOSE DECISIONS THAT'S UNFORTUNATE, BUT OBVIOUSLY THE REALITY I WILL SUBMIT A QUESTION FOR THE RECORD FOR POOL SAMPLING THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND I YELLED BACK

>> THANK YOU, MR GUTHRIE IT SOUNDED LIKE THERE WAS A MONSTER THAT WAS GOING TO ENVELOP YOU AT SOME POINT THERE MISS CZAJKOWSKI FROM ILLINOIS >> THANK YOU, MR

CHAIRMAN I WANT TO THANK THE WITNESSES I HAVE TO DISAGREE WITH YOU, DR REDFIELD I THINK NOWHERE HAS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION LACK OF LEADERSHIP BEEN MORE APPARENT THAN IN OUR NATIONS NURSING HOMES AND LONG- TERM CARE FACILITIES WHERE WE HAVE LOST 50000 RESIDENTS AND WORKERS TO COVID-19

SO LET'S REVIEW SOME OF THE DEADLY FAILURES YOU DELAY DATA COLLECTION, CASES AND DEATHS IN NURSING HOMES YOU HAVE NOT REQUIRED STATES TO CONDUCT TESTING YOU ARE NOT GIVING WORKERS ADEQUATE PPE, AND I AGREE WITH CONGRESSMAN DOYLE ON THAT TO PROTECT THEMSELVES THEMSELVES YOU ARE ALLOWING FACILITIES TO LITERALLY KICK RESIDENTS OUT OF — OUT ONTO THE STREET IF THERE IS A MORE PROFITABLE PATIENT TO TAKE THEIR PLACE

THE ADMINISTRATOR WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR NURSING HOME RESIDENTS HAS DECLINED THE CHAIRMAN'S INVITATION TO SPEAK LET ME REFER THEM TO DR REDFIELD ON THE CDC WEBSITE, IT EXPLAINS THAT YOUR MISSION IS TO SAVE LIVES BY PROVIDING HEALTH INFORMATION THAT PROTECTS OUR NATION SO WHY DIDN'T YOU REQUIRE NURSING HOMES TO REPORT ANY DATA ON COVID-19 CASES AND DEATHS UNTIL MAY MAY, FOUR MONTHS AFTER YOU MAY REMEMBER YOU TOLD ME ABOUT THE FIRST CASE IN ILLINOIS

JANUARY 30th TO REPORT THE CASE OF HUMAN TO HUMAN TRANSMISSION ON JULY 4th — ON JUNE 4th, YOU TESTIFIED BEFORE THE HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE AND APOLOGIZED FOR THE CDC'S INADEQUATE RESPONSE TO COVID-19 RACE AND ETHNICITY DATA YET THE SAME DAY CMS AND CDC FINALLY PUBLISHED COVID- 19 DATA FROM NURSING HOMES AND SALES TO INCLUDE RACE AND ETHNICITY INFORMATION SO WHEN MY OFFICE ASKED EMS ABOUT THE EXCLUSIONS, WE WERE TOLD TO ASK THE CDC

SO WILL YOU PROMISE TO INCLUDE RACE AND ETHNICITY INFORMATION MOVING FORWARD SO THAT WE CAN IDENTIFY AND ADDRESS THE RACIAL DISPARITIES IN NURSING HOME COVID-19 CASES? >> THANK YOU, CONGRESSWOMAN, FOR YOUR QUESTION FIRST, I WANT TO STRESS TH SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC, WE INITIALLY ENCOURAGED ALL NURSING HOMES TO REPORT THE CASES THROUGH THEIR HEALTH DEPARTMENTS AND THROUGH OUR NATIONAL HEALTHCARE SAFETY NETWORK >> IF I COULD JUST BRIEFLY INTERRUPT ON THE WORD AND ENCOURAGE THAT I THINK IS A PROBLEM THAT THERE HAS BEEN GUIDANCE, ENCOURAGEMENT, BUT WHAT ABOUT MANDATED? >> AS I SAID, AS OF MAY 8th NOW, IT IS A REQUIREMENT THAT THIS BE RECORDED AND THROUGH THE CDC AS CMS HAS MADE THAT REQUIRED WE ARE WORKING TO MAKE SURE THIS REPORTING IS COMPREHENSIVE TO INCLUDE ETHNIC AND RACIAL DATA AS WELL AS I WOULD PUT FORTH THAT WE HAVE WORKED HARD TO REALLY ACCELERATE TRAINING AND RETRAINING OF THE INFECTION CONTROL PROCEDURES IN THESE NURSING HOMES TO TRY TO MITIGATE THE SITUATION

UNFORTUNATELY, WE DID EXPERIENCE, AS YOU POINTED OUT, WHERE THE NURSING HOME RESIDENTS HAVE TAKEN A HIGH BURDEN OF THIS INITIAL OUTBREAK WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK TO GET THIS REPORTING THIS REPORTING IS GOING TO BE FORWARD FACING THE CDC WILL FORWARD THE DATA TO CMS CMS WILL FORWARD FACE IT SO FAMILY CAN MAKE DECISIONS BASED ON THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF HOW DIFFERENT NURSING HOMES ARE PERFORMING

WE HAVE RECOMMENDED THAT THE NURSING HOMES SCREEN ALL RESIDENTS AND WE RECOMMEND THAT THEY SCREEN ALL WORKERS IN NURSING HOMES ON A WEEKLY BASIS, BECAUSE WE DO BELIEVE THIS IS AN IMPORTANT AREA THAT WE HAVE TO DO MORE AS A NATION TO PROTECT INFECTION >> LET ME JUST SAY THIS KIND OF RECOMMENDING HAS CLEARLY NOT BEEN THE VIEW THIS IS A VIEW OF MANY OBSERVERS FAMILIES, WORKERS, THAT THERE IS A CRISIS IN OUR NURSING HOMES AND THAT WE INSIST THAT THE GOVERNMENT DO MORE TO HELP, AND I YELLED BACK >> THANK YOU MR

OLSON, TEXAS >> THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN, THANK YOU FOR HAVING THIS IMPORTANT HEARING WELCOME TO THE FOUR EXPERT WITNESSES WE GREATLY APPRECIATE ALL OF YOUR EFFORTS TO MAKE OUR COUNTRY SAFER SPECIAL HOWDY TO THE FORMAL — FIRST OF ALL, ALL OF YOU KNOW THAT TEXAS AND GREATER HOUSTON HAVE SEEN A SPIKE IN COVID-19 CASES OVER THE LAST WEEK

TO DR FAUCI, DR PETER HOTELS, IF THIS TRAJECTORY PERSISTS, HOUSTON WILL BE THE WORST AFFECTED CITY IN THE UNITED STATES WE ARE SEEING IN BRAZIL THAT IS SCARY THE SPIKE IS DUE TO ONE COUNTY, HARRIS COUNTY, WHICH IS THE THIRD LARGEST COUNTY IN AMERICA

THE FOURTH- LARGEST CITY MR CHAIRMAN, I'D LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THE SPIKES IN HOUSTON >> WITHOUT OBJECTIONS >> THANK YOU

THE SO-CALLED YOUNGSTERS THE LAST WEEK THEY HAVE A THIRD OF THE NEW CASES IN MY HOMETOWN OF SUGAR LAND AND MY HOME COUNTY OF FORT BEND IN THE GREATER HOUSTON REGION THIS IS BECAUSE OF THEIR ATTITUDE IT WAS SAID BEST ABOUT THESE PEOPLE HOW THEY VIEW THIS CRISIS ENDING THE PANDEMIC IS LIKE GOING TO HEAVEN

EVERYONE WANTS TO GO THERE, BUT FEWER AND FEWER WANT TO DO THE HARD WORK TO MAKE IT HAPPEN I CALL THIS THE BAD ATTITUDE CURVE DR FAUCI, HOW CAN WE CHANGE THIS CURVE AND MAKE THESE PEOPLE ADDRESS IT TO THE THREAT THAT IT REALLY IS? >> WELL, CONGRESSMAN, YOU BRING UP A GOOD POINT ONE OF THEM VERY PERPLEXING ABOUT COVID-19

AS SOME OF YOU KNOW, I'VE BEEN DEALING WITH VIRAL OUTBREAKS THE LAST 40 YEARS I HAVE NEVER SEEN A SINGLE VIRUS THAT IS ONE PATHOGEN THAT HAS A RANGE FROM 20% 240% OF THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO SYMPTOMS TO SOME GET MILD SYMPTOMS TO SOME GET SYMPTOMS ENOUGH TO PUT THEM AT HOME FOR A FEW DAYS AND SOME ARE IN BED FOR WEEKS AND HAVE SYMPTOMS EVEN AFTER THEY RECOVER, OTHERS GO TO THE HOSPITAL, SOME REQUIRE OXYGEN, SOME REQUIRE INTENSIVE CARE, SOME GET INTUBATED, AND SOME DIED SO YOU HAVE A SITUATION THAT IS VERY CONFUSING TO PEOPLE BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE THINK IT'S TRIVIAL, IT DOESN'T BOTHER ME, WHO CARES THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS WHY WHAT WE DO HAVE IS LACK OF APPRECIATION THAT YOU HAVE A DUAL RESPONSIBILITY RESPONSIBILITY YOU HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO YOURSELF, BECAUSE I THINK THINKING THAT YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE NO CONSEQUENCES IS NOT TRUE

WE ARE SEEING MORE AND MORE APPLICATIONS IN YOUNG PEOPLE BUT EVEN THOUGH THE MAJORITY, THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF THEM DO WELL, BUT YOU CAN'T FORGET THAT IF YOU GET INFECTED AND SPREAD THE INFECTION EVEN THOUGH YOU DO NOT GET SICK, YOU ARE PART OF THE PROCESS OF THE DYNAMICS OF AN OUTBREAK AND WHAT YOU MIGHT BE PROPAGATING INADVERTENTLY, PERHAPS INNOCENTLY IS INFECTING SOMEONE WHO THEN INFECTS SOMEONE WHO THEN IS SOMEONE SOMEONE THAT COULD BE YOUR GRANDMOTHER, GRANDFATHER, YOUR SICK UNCLE WHO WINDS UP DYING SO IT IS A VERY DIFFICULT MESSAGING WHEN PEOPLE SAY I AM YOUNG AND HEALTHY, WHO CARES

YOU SHOULD CARE NOT ONLY FOR YOURSELF BUT FOR THE IMPACT THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE ON THE DYNAMICS OF THE OUTBREAK >> I YIELD BACK THANK YOU VERY MUCH >> THANK YOU, MR

OLSON NEXT WE GO TO MR BUTTERFIELD FROM NORTH CAROLINA YOU MIGHT HAVE TO UNMUTE >> THANK YOU, MR

CHAIRMAN THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR WITNESSES TODAY MR CHAIRMAN, IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19, CONGRESS HAS APPROPRIATED SIGNIFICANT FUNDING THROUGH THE CARES ACT IT LOOKS LIKE SOME OF THAT MONEY IS FINALLY GETTING INTO UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES

THE CONVENTIONAL BLACK CAUCUS LED BY THE CONGRESSWOMAN ROBIN KELLY HAS MET WITH SOME OR ALL OF YOU AND WE URGE FUNDING FOR MINORITY INSTITUTIONS AND COMMUNITIES TO FIGHT THE PANDEMIC YOU ANNOUNCED THIS MORNING THAT HHS HAS FORMED A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE MOREHOUSE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE IN PARTNERSHIP TO COORDINATE A STRATEGIC NETWORK OF ORGANIZATIONS TO DELIVER COVID- 19 RELATED INFORMATION TO MINORITY COMMUNITIES HARDEST HIT BY THE PANDEMIC DOES THE MOREHOUSE FUNDING GIVE DISCRETION TO ENGAGE IN AGGRESSIVE CONTACT TRACING AND OTHER TESTING AND EDUCATION? WE NEED MORE THAN INFORMATION WHO GIVES THAT MANDATE? >> THANK YOU FOR THAT QUESTION, SIR SIR

THE INTENT OF THIS AWARD IS REALLY NOT TO EMPOWER MOREHOUSE TO PHYSICALLY DO CONTACT TRACING THEMSELVES BUT TO BE A LEAD INSTITUTION TO BUILD PARTNERSHIPS THROUGHOUT THE NATION SO THAT PUBLIC HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS, ET CETERA, CAN USE THE WELL OVER $11 BILLION THAT THE CDC SENT OUT WE ARE NOT FUNDING MOREHOUSE TO BE THE BOOTS ON THE GROUND WE ARE FUNDING THEM TO BE THE BRAINS BEHIND THE OPERATION, TO REALLY EXTEND OUR NETWORK THROUGHOUT >> THANK YOU FOR THAT HOW BROAD IS THEIR DISCRETION, ? >> I'D BE HAPPY TO GET INTO THIS

THEY ASSEMBLED A REMARKABLE GROUP OF PARTNERS USING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES, ALL TYPES OF NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES THEY HAVE VERY BROAD DISCRETION THIS IS OUT OF MY OFFICE WHAT I WANT TO DO IS MAKE SURE THAT THE UNDERSERVED GET THE INFORMATION, GET TESTING >> THAT'S WHAT I WANTED TO HEAR

BROAD DISCRETION THE WASHINGTON POST REPORTED THIS MORNING THAT THERE IS A TROUBLING STRIKE IN ARIZONA AS WE ALL KNOW, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS IN PHOENIX TODAY FOR A CAMPAIGN RALLY I SUSPECT HE WILL NOT BE WEARING A MASK I KNOW THAT WILL DISAPPOINT YOU

IT WILL CERTAINLY DISAPPOINT ME THE WASHINGTON POST ALSO REPORTED THAT ARIZONA GOT ITS POSITIVE DOWN TO 7%, BUT NOW IT IS UP TO 20% AFTER A THREE- WEEK RISE IN MY STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, WE GOT IT DOWN TO 7%, AND NOW NORTH CAROLINA IS UP TO 10% 10% IN NORTH CAROLINA UP FROM 7% AND 20% IN ARIZONA WHAT IS THE ADMINISTRATION SPECIFICALLY DOING TO SLOW THE SPREAD IN STATES LIKE ARIZONA AND NORTH CAROLINA THAT ARE SEEING A RISE QUESTION MARK IT JUST CAN'T BE EXPLAINED AWAY BY MORE TESTING

>> WELL, CONGRESSMAN, THE PERCENTAGES THAT YOU ARE SPEAKING OF ARE CLEARLY AN INDICATION THAT THERE ARE ADDITIONAL INFECTIONS THAT ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THOSE INCREASES, BECAUSE WHEN YOU GET AN INCREASE IN THE PERCENTAGE OF YOUR TESTS THAT ARE POSITIVE, THAT'S AN INDICATION THAT YOU DO HAVE ADDITIONAL INFECTIONS SO ONE OF THE ISSUES THAT WE SPOKEN ABOUT IS VERY CLEAR IS THAT WHEN YOU HAVE THOSE KINDS OF INCREASES, YOU MUST IMPLEMENT ON THE GROUND AS EFFECTIVELY AS POSSIBLE, THE MANPOWER, THE SYSTEM, THE TEST TO DO IDENTIFICATION, ISOLATION, AND CONTACT TRACING TO TRY TO BLUNT THE SURGE OF CASES IN THE TWO STATES THAT YOU ARE SPEAKING OF HOPEFULLY, THAT WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE BLUNTING OF THOSE CASES, BECAUSE IF NOT, THEN YOU HAVE THE DANGER OF HAVING A GRADUAL INSIDIOUS INCREASE IN COMMUNITY SPREAD, WHICH WOULD BE MUCH MORE DIFFICULT TO CONTAIN AS A COMMUNITY SPREAD AMPLIFIES IT SELF >> IT JUST SEEMS TO BE, IN CLOSING, DR FAUCI, AND YOU DON'T NEED TO READ RESPONDING TO THIS, BUT IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THE PRESIDENT SEEMS TO THINK THAT COVID IS OVER AND HE CAN PUSH IT ALL TO THE STATES

IT SHOWS THE NECESSITY FOR A NATIONAL STRATEGY BECAUSE WHILE THE VIRUS MAY SEEM CONTAINED IN SOME AREAS, IT IS CONCEIVABLE THAT WE CAN SEE A RESURGENCE EVERYWHERE THIS FRIGHTENS ME AND SHOULD FRIGHTEN THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THANK YOU, MR CHAIRMAN I YIELD BACK

>> THANK YOU, MR BUTTERFIELD NOW DR BURGESS IS HERE, AND WE RECOGNIZE HIM FOR FIVE MINUTES >> THANK YOU, MR

CHAIRMAN I WAS WITH YOU VIRTUALLY EARLIER, SO I HEARD THE DISCUSSION BACK- AND-FORTH, AND I WOULD ASK CONSENT THAT MY OPENING STATEMENT BE PART OF THE RECORD AND I DO WANT TO THANK OUR PANELS FOR BEING HERE TODAY OUTSIDE OF A TINY LITTLE BIDDLE THAT WE TACKED ONTO A BUDGET HEARING ON FEBRUARY 27th, WE REALLY HAVE NOT HEARD FROM THIS GROUP ENOUGH IN THIS COMMITTEE AND THE HEALTH SUBCOMMITTEE I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO TESTIFY AND ALSO OBSERVED THAT WE ARE AT THE 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE PASSAGE AND SIGNING OF THE PANDEMIC

ALL HAZARD PREPAREDNESS ACT WE HAD A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY, PERHAPS EARLY MARCH OF THIS YEAR TO DO SOME REAL TIME AS TO WHETHER OR NOT THAT BILL HAD GOTTEN THINGS RIGHT, THAT WE DO WHAT WAS PERFORMED AS INTENDED FOR WHATEVER REASON, WE CHOSE TO TALK ABOUT FLAVORED TOBACCO, HORSE RACING, AND TICKET STUBS INSTEAD SO WE CAN BE CRITICAL OF THE ADMINISTRATION, BUT THIS COMMITTEE BEARS SOME OF THAT RESPONSIBILITY AS WELL SINCE WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT COMMUNITY SPREAD, AN INCREASE IN COMMUNITY SPREAD, I ALSO HAVE BEEN TALKING TO SOME OF MY COUNTERPARTS

APPARENTLY, IT HAS BEEN SIGNIFICANT OVER THE LAST WEEK TO 10 DAYS THE QUESTION I WOULD HAVE, SINCE WE ARE RECOGNIZED COMMUNITY SPREAD, WE RECOGNIZE THAT THERE IS STILL VULNERABILITIES THERE WILL STILL BE VULNERABILITIES IN THE FACILITIES, WHAT ARE WE DOING TO MAKE CERTAIN THE APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT IS AVAILABLE TO OUR CONGREGANT LIVING FACILITIES AND NURSING HOMES, NOT JUST IN THE VALLEY, ANY PLACE WHERE WE SEE THIS COMMUNITY SPREAD INCREASING THANK YOU I AM FAMILIAR WITH THE PTE SITUATION IT WAS DECIDED EARLY THAT WHEN WE WERE READY TO CURE THE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

WE WILL SEND IT DIRECTLY TO 400 NURSING HOMES THE NUMBERS ARE STAGGERING MILLIONS OF FACE SHIELDS, MASKS, 13 MILLION PAIRS OF GLOVES THAT ARE THERE THERE WILL BE MULTIPLE WAVES OF THAT IT IS GOING THROUGH THE SUPPLY CHAIN TASK FORCE

I HAVE A SWABS AND TEST IS GOING THROUGH AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER THERE WILL BE MULTIPLE SHIPMENTS OF THAT >> DO YOU AGREE THAT IS A BIG VULNERABILITY? WE ALSO KNOW WE HAVE AREAS OF CONGREGANT LIVING WITH MULTIPLE RISK FACTORS >> I THINK WE ARE CLEARLY SEEING COMMUNITY SPREAD IN A NUMBER OF AREAS

IF YOU LOOK AT COUNTIES, DR BURKS DETAILED 110 COUNTIES OF REAL CONCERN >> MY TIME IS SHORT WHAT I'M REALLY ASKING IS, ARE WE PREPARING? DO OUR ADMINISTRATORS AND NURSING HOME FACILITIES KNOW HOW TO ACCESS THE VAST AMOUNTS OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT BEING MADE? IF WE DON'T GET INTO THE END- USER, IT IS A VULNERABILITY WE COULD NOT RELY ON THE STATE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

YOU CAN'T GET THAT SO YOU NEED TO GET THE ADDRESS AND SHIP IT SECONDLY, THE TESTING REGIMENT THROUGH CMS RECOMMENDED BY THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION ARE EXCELLENT EVERY NURSING HOME RESIDENT GETS TESTED IT'S A VERY ROBUST TESTING >> IT HAS BEEN THAT WAY IN TEXAS

IN MY TIME REMAINING LET ME ASK YOU, WE HAVE HEARD SOME THINGS AND PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE IMPACT CHINA HAS HAD ON OUR ABILITY TO FIGHT THIS VIRUS PEOPLE IN THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION IN ATLANTIC, THEY ARE CHINESE NATIONALIST YOU HAVE SUCH PEOPLE ON LOAN FROM CHINESE LABS IN THE AGENCY? >> WELL, THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION DOES HAVE AN OFFICE IN BEIJING THAT IS RIGHT NEXT TO THE CHINA CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION WE WORK COLLABORATIVELY ON A SERIES OF THINGS ESPECIALLY INFLUENZA WE HAVE NOT BEEN BROUGHT IN TO THE OVERALL CHINESE INVESTIGATION OF THIS CORONAVIRUS EPIDEMIC

IT IS SOMETHING I REQUESTED BACK IN JANUARY AND FORMALLY ON JANUARY SICK I WANT TO BE HELPFUL TO YOU ON THAT WE WILL FOLLOW UP WITH YOU I HAVE SOME IDEAS OF OTHER THINGS WE MIGHT THINK ABOUT AS WELL I THINK THAT IS A CRITICAL PART OF OUR DISCUSSION GOING FORWARD

THANK YOU >> I THINK THE PANELISTS AS WELL >> THANK YOU NEXT WE GO TO CALIFORNIA >> YET TO UNMUTE

>> I HAVE UNMUTE IT THANK YOU MR CHAIRMAN I WANT TO [ INAUDIBLE ] I APPRECIATE IT WE HAVE FOCUSED TODAY ON HOW WE TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES IN THE MIDST OF THIS PANDEMIC I WOULD LIKE TO PREPARE FOR THE FUTURE

HOW DO WE PREPARE FOR [ INAUDIBLE ] IT IS NICE TO SEE YOU THERE WE ARE STILL [ INAUDIBLE ] WHAT COULD COME AS WE MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT RETURNING TO WORK, GOING TO SCHOOL AND READJUSTING TO WHAT WE CONSIDER NORMAL LIVES DR, I WANT YOU TO PUT YOUR PROGNOSTICATOR RIGHT NOW WHAT ARE THE SUGGESTED MORTALITY RATES FOR THE SECOND HALF OF 2020 AND EARLY 21? >> >> THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO GET ANY PROJECTION ABOUT THE FATALITY RATE OR CASE RATE IS GOING TO BE IT WILL DEPEND ON SO MANY FACTORS I THINK YOU ALLUDED TO THAT IN THE BEGINNING OF YOUR QUESTION PEOPLE TALK ABOUT A SECOND WAVE AND I HAD SAID MULTIPLE TIMES PUBLICLY THAT WE ARE STILL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIRST WAVE BEFORE YOU START TALKING ABOUT WHAT A SECOND WAVE IS WE WOULD LIKE TO GET THIS OUTBREAK UNDER CONTROL OF THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS SO THAT WHEN WE ENTER INTO THE FALL AND THEN EARLY WINTER THAT WE HAVE SUCH A LOW BASELINE THAT WHEN YOU DO HAVE THE INEVITABLE SITUATION OF CASES APPEARING AS YOU TRIED TO GRADUALLY REOPEN THE COUNTRY WHICH WE ARE ALL TRYING TO DO TO VARYING DEGREES DEPENDING UPON WHAT STATE CITY TOWN OR COUNTY YOU ARE IN, IF YOU GET A LEVEL THAT IS VERY LOW , WHEN YOU GET NEW CASES, YOU CAN CONTAIN

THAT MEANS IDENTIFY ISOLATE AND CONTACT TRACE RATHER THAN HAVE SUCH A HIGH LEVEL THAT WHEN YOU GET INCREASES YOU HAVE TO MITIGATE RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING SO THAT, AS YOU CAN IMAGINE COMPLICATES THE SITUATION MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE TO PREDICT WHAT THE CASE OR FATALITY RATE WILL BE UNTIL YOU KNOW WHERE YOU ARE AND YOU GET DOWN TO BASELINE AND IF SO, CAN YOU KEEP IT THERE AS YOU ENTER INTO THE COMPLICATED SITUATION THAT WILL INEVITABLY OCCUR WHEN WE GET INTO THE WINTER AND INEVITABLY WE WILL HAVE A FLU SEASON THAT IS THE REASON WHY WE WERE SAYING, ALL OF US, WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO REALLY GET AS MANY PEOPLE VACCINATED AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN SO YOU CAN AT LEAST TAKE OFF THE TABLE MANY PEOPLE A CONFOUNDING ISSUE WE WILL FACE WILL BE TO RESPIRATORY WORN INFECTION SIMULTANEOUSLY >> WHAT WOULD YOU SAY, DR

FAUCI UNDERSTANDING WE DON'T KNOW YET BUT WE HAVE A SENSE THAT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A SECOND WAVE? WHAT SHOULD THE PUBLIC KNOW SO THEY CAN BE PREPARED FOR THIS? WHAT CAN WE DO AS A COUNTRY TO REDUCE THE SECOND WAVE I THINK SOMETHING WILL BE HAPPENING AND WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT WE CAN DO NOW >> THANK YOU FOR THAT SECOND PART OF THE QUESTION THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS THAT CAN BE DONE WE KNOW WHAT THE FAILINGS WERE EARLY ON, A LACK OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AND A LACK OF VENTILATORS

ALL THAT IS RIGHT NOW BEING STORED UP IN THE NATIONAL STOCKPILE IN PREPARATION FOR WHAT WE HOPE NEVER OCCURS BUT WHICH VERY WELL MIGHT OCCUR >> THIS IS AN NBC NEWS SPECIAL REPORT >> GOOD DAY TO EVERYONE WE ARE COMING ON THE AIR TO BRING YOU LIVE COVERAGE OF THE FUNERAL OVER SHAR BROOKS A 27-YEAR-OLD BLACK MAN SHOT TWICE IN THE BACK

HE WAS KILLED BY POLICE FOLLOWING A STRUGGLE IN A WENDY'S PARKING LOT IN ATLANTA 11 DAYS AGO THE FUNERAL IS TAKING PLACE AT THE EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH IN ATLANTA IN A MORE MODERN WING OF THE COMPLEX THAT WAS BUILT 20 YEARS AGO WHERE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR PREACHED AND WHERE HIS FUNERAL WAS HELD MORE THAN HALF A CENTURY AGO, 1968 KINGS DAUGHTER BERNICE WILL BE AMONG THOSE SPEAKING TODAY BROOKS IS THE LATEST NAME IN A LONG LIST OF THOSE KILLED IN POLICE CUSTODY

TWO WEEKS AGO WE SAW THE FUNERAL OF ANOTHER MAN THERE WAS ANGER AND RESOLVE IT REUNITED A MOVEMENT FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND POLICE BRUTALITY THERE IS MORE URGENCY TO THAT CAUSE WE HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THE STORY FROM THE VERY BEGINNING

YOU ARE OUTSIDE THE CHURCH I KNOW THERE ARE HUNDREDS TO PAY THEIR RESPECTS ARE THERE PEOPLE WATCHING THE SERVICE OUTSIDE TODAY? >> THERE ARE YOU MENTIONED THIS AREA, NOT JUST THIS AREA BUT THE ENTIRE DISTRICT IS ONE DEEP IN HISTORY THE LOCATION IS VERY ESSENTIAL

TO THE ROUTE LEFT OF WHERE I AM STANDING THERE HAS BEEN A JUMBOS SCREEN ERECTED FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO COME AND PAY THEIR RESPECTS WE HAVE SEEN A FEW DOZEN PEOPLE THERE SUMMER SITTING DOWN TO WATCH THE FUNERAL TO GIVE YOU A SENSE OF WHAT IS GOING ON INSIDE, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT IT LOOKS LIKE FAMILY FRIENDS AND INVITED GUESTS ARE ALLOWED INSIDE

A DIFFERENT SCENE THAN WHAT WE HAVE SEEN WITH PREVIOUS MEMORIALS YESTERDAY WAS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC RIGHT NOW THE MAYOR IS AMONG THE PEOPLE INSIDE THE CHURCH WORK SHE IS SOMEBODY WHO SPOKE OUT VERY STRONGLY ALMOST A FEW HOURS FOLLOWING THE DEATH SAYING IT ANGERED HER SHE FIRED THAT POLICE OFFICER WHO FIRED THE SHOTS AND ACCEPTED THE RESIGNATION OF THE POLICE CHIEF SHE IS AMONG THE GUESTS ALONG WITH THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY WHO MOVED QUICKLY TO BRING CHARGES AGAINST THOSE OFFICERS

SOME PEOPLE ARE CRITICIZING THAT ANOTHER BIG NAME IS STACY ABRAMS SHE IS ALSO INSIDE TODAY THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE ARE HEARING ABOUT WHAT THE EULOGY WILL BE THE PASTOR AS A SENATE CANDIDATE AND WILL DELIVER THE EULOGY

I HAVE A COPY OF THE EULOGY WE ARE EXPECTING TO HEAR VERY STRONG WORDS FROM HIM HE SAID RASHARD BROOKS WAS RUNNING FROM A SYSTEM THAT TURNS PEOPLE INTO SLAVES THAT IS JUST ONE OF THE LINES HE IS EXPECTED TO DELIVER HERE LATER TODAY >> THANK YOU

WE ARE IN HOUSTON THAT EULOGY WAS PART REMEMBRANCE AND PART CALL TO ACTION I HAVE SEEN THE EULOGY TODAY IT WILL BE VERY MUCH THE SAME >> THIS IS A PRERECORDED VIDEO BEING PLAYED INSIDE THE CHURCH RIGHT NOW

BEFORE THE SERVICE STARTS LET ME BRING IN A LAW PROFESSOR AND FORMER FEDERAL PROSECUTOR PAUL BUTLER IS ALSO HERE WE ALSO HAVE A POLITICAL CONTRIBUTOR FOR NBC NEWS I WILL START WITH YOU HERE WE FIND OURSELVES ONCE AGAIN REMEMBERING YET ANOTHER YOUNG BLACK MAN WHO DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY

TO YOU, IN THIS MOMENT, HOW DOES THIS FEEL DIFFERENT THAN TWO WEEKS AGO? THE SERVICE IN HOUSTON? >> WELL, I THINK WHAT WE ARE SEEING IN AMERICA IS A RECKONING ON RACE IT CONTINUES TO HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE IDEA THAT PEOPLE'S LIVES ARE LOST AS WE TRY TO RECONCILE AS A NEST IN WE FEEL FAMILIAR BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE WE HAD GEORGE FLOYD AND MICHAEL BROWN FREDDY GRAY WHO DIED IN BALTIMORE IN EACH CASE WE HAD NOTABLE PEOPLE AND PEOPLE STEEPED IN THE IDEA THAT AMERICA SHOULD GET THIS RIGHT

BLACK MAN SHOULD NOT [ INAUDIBLE ] >> THE SERVICE IS STARTING LET'S LISTEN IN >> I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIGHT SAID THE LORD HE THAT BELIEVE IT THAN ME SHALL LIVE AGAIN WHOEVER LIVES AND BELIEVES IN ME SHALL NEVER DIE WE GIVE GOD PRAISE FOR THE LIFE AND THE WITNESS OF OUR BROTHER, RASHARD BROOKS

COME ON, AND IT'S GIVE GOD A BIGHAND >> WE ARE ENCOURAGED BY A CROWD OF WITNESSES ON THE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE ALL ACROSS THE LAND, PEOPLE HAVE COME TO BE WITH HIS FAMILY WE ARE ENCOURAGED BY A WITNESS, MEMBERS OF THE CLERGY WHO WILL COME AND OFFER WISDOM FROM THE SCRIPTURES THE REVEREND JEFFREY OP OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES CATHOLIC CHURCH, RABBI PETER BYRD, THE REVEREND DR

MICHELLE GUIDRY DEAN OF SPELLMAN SISTERS CHAPEL AND DIRECTOR OF THE WISDOM CENTER BISHOP [ INAUDIBLE ] A WORD OF FAITH FAMILY CATHEDRAL WILL OFFER THE PRAYER LET THE PEOPLE OF GOD SAY AMEN >> AMEN >> THANK YOU

>> ARE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES I REPRESENT AND AM THE PASTOR OF THE MOTHER CHURCH FOR BAT BLACK CATHOLICS IN ATLANTA SINCE 1912 ON BEHALF OF THE COMMUNITY WE BRING YOU OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES AND OUR PLEDGE TO CONTINUE TO STAND FOR JUSTICE FOR RAY SHARD AND ALL OF THOSE WHO SUFFERED AT THE HANDS OF CRUELTY AND VIOLENCE THIS AND NOW TO A READING FROM THE BOOK OF WISDOM THE SOULS OF THE JUST ARE IN THE HANDS OF GOD

THEY SEEMED IN THE VIEW OF THE FOOLISH TO BE DEAD AND THEIR PASSING AWAY WAS THOUGHT IN AFFLICTION THEY'RE GOING FORTH FROM US OTHER DESTRUCTION BUT THEY ARE IN PEACE IF IN THE EYES OF MAN INDEED THEY BE PUNISHED YET IS THERE HOPE FULL OF IMMORTALITY'S CHASTISED THE LITTLE, THEY SHALL BE GREATLY BLESSED GOD TRIED THEM AND FOUND THEM WORTHY OF HIMSELF AS GOLD IN THE FURNACE HE PROVED THEM AND AS A SACRIFICIAL OFFERING, HE TOOK THEM TO HIMSELF

THOSE WHO TRUST IN HIM SHALL UNDERSTAND TRUTH AND THE FAITHFUL SHALL ABIDE WITH HIM IN LOVE GRACE AND MERCY ARE WITH HIS HOLY ONES AND HIS CARE IS WITH HIS ELECT SISTERS AND BROTHERS, THE WORD OF THE LORD , THANKS BE TO GOD >> I AM RABBI PETER BYRD FROM THE TEMPLE OUR CONGREGATION STANDS TODAY WITH OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND THIS BEAUTIFUL FAMILY TO OFFER OUR CONDOLENCES

OUR TEACHING, GOD GIVES AND GOD TAKES AWAY, BLESSED BE THE NAME OF OUR GOD FROM THE PROPHET MICAH CHAPTER 6 VERSES SIX TO EIGHT YOU ASK WITH WHAT SHALL I APPROACH THE LORD , HUMBLE MYSELF SHALL I APPROACH GOD WITH OFFERINGS OR WITH [ INAUDIBLE ] FOR THE FIRST YEAR WILL HE BE APPEASED BY THOUSANDS OF RAMS OR TENS OF THOUSANDS OF STREAMS OF OIL? SHOULD I GIVE OVER MY FIRST BORN TO ATONE FOR MY TRANSACTIONS OR THE FIRST FRUIT OF MY BELLY FOR THE SIN OF MY SOUL? HE HAS TOLD YOU, O MAN WHAT IS GOOD WHAT DOES THE LORD REQUIRE OF YOU? BUT, TO DO JUSTICE

TO DO JUSTICE TO LOVE KINDNESS AND TO WALK HUMBLY WITH YOUR GOD AMEN >> FAMILY AND FRIENDS I AM HONORED TO SERVE AS THE DEAN OF THE CHAPEL AT THE COLLEGE AND I HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH BRINGING THE GOSPEL READING THIS MORNING OUR READING COMES FROM THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW CHAPTER 11 VERSE 28 THROUGH 30

WHERE JESUS SAYS TO HIS DISCIPLES, COME TO ME, ALL YOU ARE WEARY AND CARRYING HEAVY BURDENS I WILL GIVE YOU REST TAKE MY CLOAK UPON YOU AND LEARN FROM ME I AM GENTLE AND HUMBLE AT HEART YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS

MY BURDEN IS LIGHT THIS IS GOD'S WORD FOR GOD'S PEOPLE >> PLEASE BOW AND PRAY WITH ME AS WE BESEECH THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN BRING HEALING INTO OUR HEARTS AND SOULS GOD, IN THE BLESSED NAME OF JESUS WE COME TO YOU WITH BROKENNESS ON THE EARTH AND KNOWING GOD THAT YOU HAVE A TENDER SPOT IN YOUR HEART FOR THE BROKENHEARTED THE BROKENNESS ON EARTH CREATES OPENNESS IN HEAVEN WE PRAY THAT YOU LET THE POWER AND RESOURCES OF HEAVEN FLOW DOWN TO US

WE PRAY IN THE NAME OF JESUS THAT YOU WILL BRING HEALING TO THE BROOKS FAMILY, EVERY OFFSPRING AND BROTHER AND RELATIVE WE PRAY IN JESUS NAME WE HOPE YOU BRING HEALING TO OUR LAN HEAL OUR LAND HERE OUR LAND

MAY THE POWER OF THE BLOOD OF JESUS WASH US AND CLEANSE US AND SANCTIFY US THROUGH AND THROUGH LORD WE DEPEND UPON YOU WE NEED YOU WE NEED YOU WE WEEP WITH THOSE WHO ARE BROKEN TODAY WE PRAY THAT JUSTICE WILL FLOW DOWN LIKE WATERS AND RIGHTEOUSNESS LIKE A MIGHTY STREAM

LET IT FLOW LET IT FLOW WE PRAY THERE WILL BE SYSTEMIC CHANGE IN OUR WORLD TODAY WE DEPEND UPON YOU WE ACKNOWLEDGE GOD THAT WHERE WE ARE YOU BROUGHT US

WHAT WE KNOW YOU TAUGHT US WHAT WE HAVE YOU GAVE US WHO WE ARE YOU MADE US AND WE CONTINUE TO DEPEND UPON YOU THIS DAY YOU, THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT WHO COMFORTS US IN ANY DISTURBANCE AND DISTRESS WE DEPEND UPON YOU TODAY

GIVE US THAT WHICH WE CAN LOOK FORWARD TO IN YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE OUR SUSTAINER AND LIFTER OUR HOPE IS ESTABLISHED IN YOU TODAY THAT ALL FAITHS ALL THINGS WILL ULTIMATELY WORK TOGETHER FOR OUR GOOD BECAUSE WE LOVE YOU AND WE HAVE BEEN CALLED ACCORDING TO YOUR PURPOSE GOT I PRAY IN THE NAME OF JESUS THAT YOU WILL NOT ALLOW THIS DEATH TO BE IN VAIN FATHER, TAKE IT AS A SEAT AND LET OUR HARVEST OF JUSTICE AND MERCY AND LOVE AND UNITY AND STRENGTH AND POWER COME INTO OUR EARTH WE PRAY IN THE NAME OF JESUS THAT YOU WILL RESTORE US, HEAL US AND BIND US IN EVERY PLACE THERE WHERE HAS BEEN WOUND AND AFFLICTION IN OUR SOLE

FATHER, MAY YOU DO WHAT LEGISLATION CANNOT DO MAY YOU TOUCH HUMAN HEARTS AND UNIFY US AND LET US BE ONE IN OUR PRAYER AND WE CONTINUE TO PRAYER TODAY AND MAY WE FIND THE STRENGTH IN YOU AND POWER IN YOU , CONDOLENCE IN YOU AND MAY WE FIND THE WILL TO BE ABLE TO GO ON WITHOUT HATE AND BITTERNESS WE NEED TO GO WITH LOVE AND STRENGTH AND DETERMINATION AND TENACITY WE PRAY LORD JESUS THAT YOU WILL CONTINUE TO GUIDE US BY YOUR PRINCIPLES OF YOUR WORD MAY THE LIGHT OF OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YOU BE REFLECTED EVERY PLACE THAT WE GO

BE WITH US, GOD, WE KNOW THE STRENGTH OF YOUR STRONG ARM AND WE WHO KNOW YOU WILL BE STRONG AND [ INAUDIBLE ] IN THE NAME OF JESUS, AMEN >> AMEN >> PRAISE THE LORD, EVERYBODY WE ARE WITH THE FAMILY WE LOVE YOU GUYS

WE WILL HELP YOU GET THROUGH THIS STORM >> [ MUSIC ] >> PRAISE THE LORD, EVERYBODY >> PRAISE THE LORD YOU KNOW WE OFTEN SAY TO TOUCH YOUR NEIGHBOR TELL THE LORD I SURRENDER ALL

DON'T TOUCH YOUR NEIGHBOR SAY I SURRENDER ALL >> WE PRAISE GOD FOR THE SPIRIT THAT KEEPS US AT A TIME LIKE THIS THERE IS A SWEET SPIRIT IN THIS PLACE I KNOW THAT IT IS THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD

JUST A LITTLE BIT COME ON JUST A LITTLE BIT >> LISTEN WHISPERED TO THE LORD

DANCING RIGHT HERE WITH US WITHOUT A DOUBT WE WILL KNOW THAT WE HAVE BEEN REVIVED AND YOU SHALL LEAVE THIS PLACE WE CALL NOW ON THOSE PERSONS WHOSE NAME ARE PRINTED IN THE PROGRAM TO PROVIDE REMARKS WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS WHO WILL COME TO ENCOURAGE TAMIKA AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY AT A TIME LIKE THIS HERE MAKE, FAMILY AND HERMIONE LOVE I WILL SAY THE YOUR REMARKS MAY NOT BE EVERLASTING TO BE ETERNAL THE YOUNGEST CHILD OF MARTIN LUTHER AND CORETTA SCOTT KING WILL BRING REMARKS ON BEHALF OF THE COMMUNITY

THEN KELLY PRICE AND THEN REMARKS BY GABRIELLE MARTINI AND JAMAICA BROOKS AMEN >> MY NAME IS ANDREA MY HUSBAND KEVIN AND I OWN A CONSTRUCTION COMPANY IN TOLEDO, OHIO WE HIRED RAY IN THE SPRING OF 2019 AND HE WORKED WITH US THROUGH DECEMBER 2019

HE TOLD US HE WAS COMING BACK WE BELIEVED HIM WE THOUGHT HE WAS COMING BACK I BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE COME INTO YOUR LIFE FOR A SPECIFIC REASON SOME NEGATIVE AND SOME POSITIVE

HE WAS AN INDIVIDUAL WHO MADE A LASTING POSITIVE IMPACT ON US TAMIKA I WANT YOU TO KNOW HE WAS VERY LOVED BY OUR CONSTRUCTION FAMILY I THANK YOU FOR SHARING SUCH AN AMAZING MAN WITH US THE PAST REFINES A SHAPE SHOE SO YOU ARE BETTER EQUIPPED TO STEP INTO YOUR GOD- GIVEN PURSES RAY WAS WORKING HARD TO BECOME A PROVIDER, COMMUNITY BUILDER, AND RELATIONSHIP AGENT

IT WAS IMPOSSIBLE FOR HIM TO TRY TO LIVE A PROSPEROUS LIFE WELL AFTER HE HAD PAID HIS DEBT THE SYSTEM KEPT DRAWING HIM AND GRABBING A HOLD OF HIM LIKE QUICKSAND THERE IS NO GROWTH WITHOUT CHALLENGES WITHOUT CHALLENGES THERE IS NO TESTIMONY RAY HAD HIS FAIR SHARE OF BOTH

THAT MADE HIM WHO HE WAS AND WE LOVED HIM FOR IT HE WAS A ONCE-IN- A-LIFETIME INDIVIDUAL RAY WAR COWBOY BOOTS TO WORK HE LISTENED TO MUSIC IF OLD TOWN ROAD CAME ON, FORGET IT

RAY WOULD DANCE TO HIS JM HE RODE A BICYCLE TO WORK THERE WERE TOUGH ROAD CONDITIONS AND HE WAS THE FIRST TO ARRIVE ONE OF OUR GUYS CAR BROKE DOWN AND HE DIDN'T HAVE A RIDE WHEN RAY SAW JOSH WALKING HOME HE GOT OFF HIS BIKE AND PUSHED IT AND WALKED RIGHT ALONGSIDE OF JOSH SO HE WAS NOT ALONE FOR TWO HOURS THAT IS THE TYPE OF MAN RAY WAS HE LOOKED OUT FOR EVERYONE

WHEN A SINGLE MOTHER WAS BEING ABUSED HE GAVE THE GUY A TASTE OF HIS OWN MEDICINE AND TOLD HIM NEVER TO COME BACK HE DIDN'T HE KNEW WHAT WAS BEST FOR HIM HE LOOKED OUT FOR THAT SINGLE MOTHER AND HER CHILD RAY HAD A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON OUR TEAM AND MY CLIENTS

THEY CALLED HIM LEGAL AID HE KNEW THE ANSWERS TO EVERYTHING HE WAS AS SMART AS A WHIP THERE WAS NEVER TASK TO GREAT OR TOO SMALL HE WAS HELPFUL ALMOST TO A FAULT

HE NEVER HAD A BAD DAY HE RADIATED A BRIGHT LIGHT HIS LIGHT WILL NEVER BE DIMMED HE WILL CONTINUE TO SHINE SO BRIGHTLY EVEN IN HIS ABSENCE WE WILL FINALLY HAVE AN OVERDUE CONVERSATION ABOUT RACE AND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BLACK IN AMERICA

THERE WILL BE POLICE REFORM THAT INCLUDES COMPASSION, GRACE, MERCY, UNDERSTANDING AND NO FEAR, JUDGMENT, BIAS AND PRESUMPTION OF GUILT I BELIEVE THAT OUR DAUGHTERS AND LIVES CAN BE SPARED THEY WILL NO LONGER SUFFER SUCH FAITH I BELIEVE THERE WILL COME A DAY WHERE WE NO LONGER HAVE THE DREADED POLICE TALK WITH OUR BROWN BABIES THROUGH RAY'S DEPTH WE WILL LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE WE ARE NO LONGER AFRAID OF POLICE

THEY CAN BE GUARDIANS, PROTECTORS AND PEACEMAKERS IN OUR COMMUNITIES HIS LIFE WILL NOT BE IN VAIN RAY'S LIFE WILL FOREVER BE A BEACON OF HOPE, CHANGE, LOVE, RESILIENCE, LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST, ELEVATING THOSE AROUND YOU DISPLAYING THE GOD THEY DO LOVE AND THE LOVE THAT IS HIS BRIGHT LIGHT THAT WILL CHANGE THE WORLD ARE RAY OF LIFE HOW DARE YOU HURT AND HUNT RAY DOWN

DID YOU KNOW HE WORKAROUND? DID YOU KNOW HE WAS A KING? TO McKAY, TAMIKA AND MY TEAM, ALL OF HIS LOVED ONES AND EVERYONE WHO KNEW HIM ARE LEFT TO NAVIGATE THIS PAIN YOU FEELING? I FEEL IT HIS LIFE WILL NOT BE IN VAIN HE WAS IN THE MIDST OF BUILDING SOMETHING BIG IT WAS GRAND, LIFE ANEW

THE LORD TELLS US JOY COMES IN THE MORNING AND SO DOES THE MORNING DEW I FEEL IT IN MY SPIRIT AND I KNOW YOU DO TOO HE WILL SAVE THE LIVES OF OUR DAUGHTERS AND SONS THERE IS A MOVEMENT, A SHIFT IN THE ATMOSPHERE THIS WILL BE HIS LEGACY

RAY HAS MADE IT CLEAR THE RAGE, ANGER AND FEAR THAT APPEARS IN THE HEARTS, SOULS AND ACTIONS OF THOSE WHO DO NOT CARE, OUR RAY OF LIGHT, THE TURNED A BLIND EYE THEY MUST ACKNOWLEDGE THE LIFE OF THOSE BROWN AND BLACK AND IT IS NOT THE SAME OF THOSE WHO ARE WHITE WE HAVE TO COME TOGETHER AND DO BETTER TO PROTECT OUR FATHERS, UNCLES, BROTHERS AND SISTERS, COUSINS AND SUN TZU ARE OPPRESSED SO THEY CAN BE GREAT, GREATER THAN WHAT THE SYSTEM MAKES THEM BECOME WE ARE ALL CREATED IN HIS IMAGE WE ARE MASTERPIECES FOR LIVING AND LOVING

ARE RAY OF LIGHT YOU COULD NEVER DIMMING HIS LIGHT IT WILL FOREVER SHINE THANK YOU I WANT TO GIVE HONOR TO GOD

I WANT TO GIVE HONOR TO GOD BECAUSE HE IS THE LEADER AND HE KNOWS EVERYTHING I AM NOT MUCH OF A SPEAKER I AM GOING TO SAY THIS I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY FOR THE SUPPORT MY DAUGHTER, MY GRANDKIDS

FROM THE DEPTHS OF MY HEART I REALLY THANK YOU RYSZARD, HE GAVE ME THE HONOR NOT JUST TO BE A MOTHER BUT HER MOM HE NEVER CALLED ME MOTHER-IN-LAW OR THIS IS MY MOTHER-IN-LAW HE ALWAYS SAID THIS WAS MOM I ALWAYS TOOK HIM AS SON

I NEVER CALLED HIM RYSZARD I CALLED HIM MY SON THAT IS WHAT HE WAS TO ME HE STILL IS IN MY HEART HE IS MY SON

HE TOOK CARE OF HIS FAMILY LIKE ANY OTHER MAN COULD DO ESPECIALLY WITH THE TIME AND THE SITUATIONS THAT ARE HAPPENING NOW WITH COVID- 19 AND JOBS AND THE CHURCH IS OPENING HE TRIED TO DO WHAT HE COULD DO AND HE DID A GOOD JOB I'M GOING TO SAY SOMETHING FUNNY BECAUSE RIGHT NOW I THINK ALL OF US NEED A SMILE ON OUR FACES MIN RASHAD USED TO HAVE BARBECUE CHALLENGES

HE KNEW TAMIKA, THEY LOVE LAMB I DON'T LIKE LAMB I WOULD TELL HIM, I SAID AREN'T YOU PUT THE FIRE DOWN HE WOULD GET A GLASS OF WATER TO TRY TO PUT THE FIRE DOWN I HAD TO TEACH HIM A LITTLE SECRET HE ATE SOME LAMB AND I TOLD HIM YOU KNOW WHAT, I DON'T EAT LAMB

THE LAST THING HE SAID WHEN HE ATE THAT LAMB WAS THE AWESOMENESS THING WAS THAT HE LOVED OLD-SCHOOL MUSIC RAISED TO TELL HIM I GO BABY BOY ON HIM I SAY WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT? HE SAYS I KNOW SOME AL GREEN AND STUFF AND I KNOW ALL KIND OF MUSIC HE WOULD HAVE THE BIGGEST SMILE — I LOOK AT MY GRANDBABY RIGHT THERE AND SHE LOOKS JUST LIKE HIM AND WHEN I LOOK AT HER I KNOW HE IS NOT GONE I SEE HER

THAT IS WHAT HE WOULD WANT US TO DO JUST LOVE, NOT THE LOVE THAT HE GAVE US, LOVE ONE ANOTHER THANK YOU I LOVE YOU GUYS >> DR

RAFAEL, MEMBERS OF THE CLERGY, TO THE FAMILY OF RASHARD BROOKS , ESPECIALLY HIS WIFE, TAMIKA AND THEIR THREE DAUGHTERS AND SON TO ALL OF YOU, MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS, WE REALLY SHOULD NOT BE HERE TODAY THIS DID NOT HAVE TO HAPPEN NOT TO HIM JUNE 12 COULD HAVE ENDED AND A POLICE KILLING DID NOT HAVE TO BE THE WAY IN WHICH IT ENDED

HERE WE ARE AGAIN IRONICALLY JUNE 12, 1963 IS THE SAME DAY THAT A FIELD SECRETARY FOR THE NAACP WAS GUNNED DOWN IN HIS DRIVEWAY JUNE 12 IS THE SAME DAY IN 1964 THAT NELSON MONDELLO WAS SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON HE LATER BECAME PRESIDENT OF SOUTH AFRICA SO JUNE 12 IS NOW A CONSTANT REMINDER OF THE STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE

FOR BLACK LIVES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD TRAGICALLY, HERE WE ARE ONCE AGAIN THE BIBLE DIRECTS US IN TIMES LIKE THIS TO MOURN WITH THOSE WHO MOURN THEREFORE I, ALONG WITH HIS NATION MOURN WITH YOU, THE BROOKS FAMILY TODAY AS OUR FAMILY I SAY FAMILY BECAUSE MY FATHER SO OFTEN REMINDED US THAT WE ARE TIED IN A NETWORK OF NEUTRALITY, A SINGLE GARMENT OF DESTINY AND WHAT AFFECTS ONE DIRECTLY AFFECTS ALL INDIRECTLY THESE TRAGIC MOMENTS REMIND US THAT WE ARE ONE BECAUSE IT IMPACTS ALL OF US

IT PULLS ON OUR HEARTSTRINGS ALTHOUGH I DID NOT HAVE A CHANCE TO MEET THIS YOUNG MAN I AM HERE TO STAND WITH YOU IN WHAT FEELS LIKE AN ALL TOO FAMILIAR MOMENT HAVING A FATHER KILLED WHEN I WAS ONLY FIVE YEARS OLD MY HEART DEEPLY GRIEVES THE DREAMS AND MEMORIES, THE BLESSING

I KNOW THE PAIN OF GROWING UP WITHOUT A FATHER AND THE ONGOING ATTENTION AROUND THE TRAGIC LOSS I AM AND WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR EACH OF YOU THE LIFE OF RASHARD BROOKS MATTERED HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO LIVE TO ENJOY HIS FAMILY AND WATCH HIS KIDS GROW UP INTO ADULTHOOD AND, THE OFFICER SHOULD HAVE GONE HOME THAT NIGHT WITHOUT BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS

THIS IS THE GREAT TRAGEDY IN OUR NATION THAT MUST CEASE HOW DO WE FIND OURSELVES HERE AGAIN IT IS HUMANITY AND DEMOCRACY THAT ARE ON TRIAL BECAUSE JUSTICE AND EQUITY CONTINUE TO ALLUDE AN ENTIRE RACE OF PEOPLE TOO MANY ARE NOT IN TOUCH WITH EMPATHY AND COMPASSION THEIR GOAL IS TO BE MOTIVATED BY POWER AND FEAR AND HATE AND SELFISHNESS AND GREED AND ARROGANCE AND RACISM AND PREJUDICE UNFORTUNATELY, THIS LEADS TO PEOPLE MAKING DECISIONS THAT ARE DAMAGING AND DESTRUCTIVE FOR HUMAN LIVES

WE ARE HERE BECAUSE INDIVIDUALS CONTINUE TO HIDE BEHIND BADGES AND TRAINING AND POLICIES AND PROCEDURES RATHER THAN REGARDING THE HUMANITY OF OTHERS AND BLACK LIVES SPECIFICALLY I AM WHAT IS ESPECIALLY TROUBLING ABOUT THIS KILLING OF AN UNARMED MAN IS THAT THIS TIME IT HIT OUR HOME BASE THIS HAPPENED IN ATLANTA, THE CITY THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE TOO BUSY TO HATE THE CITY THAT IS THE HOME TO CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS THIS HAPPENED IN THE CITY KNOWN AS THE BLACK MECCA

THIS HAPPEN IN THE CITY WHOSE GROUNDS ARE KNOWN FOR AMERICA AND THE WORLD OF PEACE MY DAD, MARTIN LUTHER KING JR TAUGHT US TRUE PEACE IS NOT MERELY THE ABSENCE OF TENSION IT IS THE PRESENCE OF JUSTICE THEREFORE THERE CAN BE NO PEACE IN ATLANTA OR ANYWHERE IN OUR NATION WHERE THERE IS NO JUSTICE NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE

>> DO OFTEN JUSTICE IS DENIED EVEN IN ATLANTA BECAUSE ATLANTA IS NOT IMMUNE TO THE PROBLEM OF SYSTEMIC AND STRUCTURAL RACISM IT IS BEING CALLED TO TASK TO RESPOND TO THE AGE-OLD RACISM VIRUS IT IS 1619 THE ANSWER IS NOT MORE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IT IS NOW TIME FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER

>> WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? AS A NATION, AS A CITY AND AS A WORLD, WE ARE FACED WITH THE QUESTION OF WILL BE MORE CHAOS OR COMMUNITY IF WE ARE GOING TO TRAVEL THAT ROAD AND BUILD A BELOVED COMMUNITY THAT MY FATHER TALKED ABOUT THEN WE HAVE ARRIVED AT A POINT OF UNNECESSARY SHIFT WHICH DEMANDS A REVOLUTION OF VALUES A REVOLUTION OF VALUES REQUIRES WE MOVE FROM A THEME ORIENTED SOCIETY TO A PERSON CENTERED SOCIETY WHERE BLACK LIVES MATTER A REVOLUTION OF VALUES WE ACCEPTED THE FOUNDING DOCUMENT OF OUR NATION THAT ALL MEN AND ALL WOMEN ARE CREATED EQUAL AND ALL MEN AND ALL WOMEN ARE CREATED EQUAL SO THEN BLACK LIVES MATTER

>> A REVOLUTION OF VALUES MEANS THAT WE INVEST IN RACIAL EQUITY TO ENSURE EQUALITY WITH REGARD TO THE MATTER OF BLACK LIVES A REVOLUTION OF VALUES MEANS NONVIOLENCE MUST BE MORE THAN A TACTIC BUT A WAY OF LIFE FOR ALL IF WE LIVE THIS MOMENT, WE WILL FIND OURSELVES RETURNING AGAIN AND AGAIN TO A PATHWAY OF SELF- DESTRUCTION TO ALL OF MY ACTIVISTS, TO ALL OF MY ORGANIZERS AND PEOPLE OF GOODWILL, WE CANNOT STOP OUR CRY FOR JUSTICE AND OUR FIGHT FOR FREEDOM WE CANNOT STOP OUR DEMONSTRATIONS UNTIL OUR VOICES ARE HEARD AND OUR DEMAND FOR POLICE REFORM IS MET

WE MUST NOT STOP UNTIL WHITE SUPREMACIST AND POLICIES AND PRACTICES ARE NO LONGER THE ORDER OF THE DAY WE WILL NOT STOP UNTIL VOTER SUPPRESSION IS A THING OF THE PAST WE WILL NOT STOP UNTIL REPARATION SETS US ON A PATH TO BE FREE AT LAST WE WILL NOT STOP UNTIL OUR LEADERS ARE NO LONGER PULVERIZED BETWEEN DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS THEY NEED TO BE UNITED IN A CAUSE FOR HEALING AND POLICIES THAT OVERCOME THE RACIAL DISPARITY

DON'T YOU STOP UNTIL BLACK LIVES MATTER IN EVERY STATE AND EVERY CITY AND EVERY HAMLET AND IN EVERY VILLAGE AND EVERY SECTOR OF AMERICAN SOCIETY AND ULTIMATELY THE WORLD IN HONOR OF BREANNA TAYLOR, GEORGE FLOYD, RAYSHARD BROOKS AND COUNTLESS OTHERS, DON'T STOP UNTIL IT MATTERS THAT DIGNITY JUSTICE AND EQUITY ARE A REALITY FOR ALL BLACK LIVES RASHARD BROOKS AND HIS DEATH WILL NOT BE IN VAIN BECAUSE JUSTICE WILL GO DOWN LIKE WATER AND RIGHTEOUSNESS LIKE A STREAM >> >> [ MUSIC ] THE ENEMY CREATED WALLS BUT REMEMBER GIANTS TO FALSE TO SPEAK OVER YOURSELF AND ENCOURAGE YOURSELF IN THE LORD ♪ AS I MINISTER TO YOU GOD KNOWS I MINISTER TO MYSELF DELIGHT CAN HURT YOU AND YOU FEEL THERE'S NOTHING NO MATTER HOW YOU FEEL ♪ SPEAK THE WORD OVER YOUR LIFE AND YOU WILL BE HEALED TELL YOURSELF I'M GOING TO LOOK TO THE HEELS AND I KNOW I AM THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD ♪ SO SPEAK OVER YOURSELF AND ENCOURAGE YOURSELF THANK YOU LORD ♪ HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH HALLELUJAH GLORY TO JESUS GLORY TO JESUS GLORY TO JESUS GLORY TO JESUS HALLELUJAH ♪ GABRIELLE MARTINI , ARE YOU HERE? ENTER MARCO BROOKS COMING — COMING GIVE GOD PRAISE

I AM GABRIELLE BROOKS' DAUGHTER HE COULD NOT MAKE IT WANT TO STEP FOOT OUT YOUR DOOR YOU MAY NOT RETURN HOME WE CAN'T GET JUSTICE, WE HAVE TO COME TOGETHER AS ONE AS THE PEOPLE AND THE PEOPLE NEED TO TAKE A STEP WE DON'T NEED RIOTS BUT WE NEED PEOPLE HELPING EACH OTHER WE ARE HATING AND DESPISING EACH OTHER BUT WE CAN'T EVEN LOVE EACH OTHER WE WANT TO START A RIOT BUT WE HAVE TO COME TOGETHER AS PEOPLE

THE PEOPLE ARE LOOKING AT US LIKE FOOLS WHY? BECAUSE WE CAN EVEN LOVE EACH OTHER WE NEED TO LEARN AND ACCEPT THE FACT THAT WE ARE BLACK NOT ALL PEOPLE WILL UNDERSTAND THAT MY UNCLE STOOD FOR LOVE AND MY DAD SAYS LET'S STOP BEING HORRIBLE PEOPLE WITHOUT RULES THERE IS NO ORDER BUT WITH A LITTLE MORE LOVE AND COMPANIONSHIP WE WILL RECOGNIZE THAT THOSE LOVING EACH OTHER IS MORE DEEPER AND POWERFUL THAN WHAT WE ARE FIGHTING FOR IF WE HAVE A LITTLE MORE LOVE AND COMPASSION FOR ONE ANOTHER, WE PROBABLY WOULD NOT BE HERE TODAY WE HAVE TO LET EACH OTHER FIRST WE ARE ALWAYS TAUGHT WHAT ABOUT WHAT WE ARE DOING? NOT JUSTIFYING THE ACTS BUT IT STARTS WITH US AND IT ENDS WITH US LOVING EACH OTHER LET MY UNCLE MAKE US BETTER PEOPLE NO MATTER THE RACE AND TREAT EACH OTHER HOW WE WANT TO BE TREATED AS PEOPLE AND LET'S LOVE ONE ANOTHER AND FIVE FOR EVERYONE'S WRITES

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT TOOK A LITTLE BIT OF YOUR TIME TO LOVE ALL MY FAMILY AND TO TELL HIS WIFE, THANK YOU FOR LETTING US HAVE HIM FOR LITTLE BIT ON BEHALF OF MY GRANDMOTHER WHO CANNOT BE HERE, I HAVE TO TELL YOU THINK YOU THIS YOUNG MAN THAT EVERYBODY IS TALKING ABOUT WAS UNIQUELY DIFFERENT TO US

HIS FAMILY MEMBERS YOU CANNOT STAY MAD WITH HIM FOR 5 MINUTES BECAUSE HE WOULD DO SOMETHING STUPID TO MAKE YOU LAUGH AND HE OFTEN IRRITATED HIS WIFE TO DEATH AND SHE WANTED TO THROW STUFF AT HIM IT WAS ALMOST COMICAL I COULD HAVE WROTE DOWN THOUSAND STATEMENTS TO SAY ABOUT HIM

THEN I HAD TO STOP FOR MINUTES AND THINK ABOUT THE FAMILY HE COMES FROM WE CAN ARGUE, FIGHT SLEEP 10 TO 1 BED FEED FEET AHEAD AND I LOOK AT HIS BIG SISTER AND MY BABY SISTER AND THEY WOULD BE THE BEST OF FRIENDS AND 5 MINUTES LATER BE PULLING ON EACH OTHER THIS IS THE FAMILY WE COME FROM WE DID NOT HAVE A LOT OF ANYTHING BUT WE HAD A WHOLE LOT OF LOVE FOR EACH OTHER THEY SAY BLACK LIVES MATTER, I DON'T SAY THAT, I SAY ALL LIVES MATTER BECAUSE THIS IS THE TYPE OF PERSON MY LITTLE COUSIN WAS HE WOULD LOVE ON ANYONE AND HELP ANYBODY AND HE WOULD FIGHT WITH ANYBODY AND HE DID NOT CARE ABOUT ANY OF THOSE THINGS HE WANTED TO DO WAS SMILE, CRACK JOKES, DANCE A LITTLE BIT AND LIVE

SO WHEN WE ARE SITTING HERE AND LOOKING AT ONE ANOTHER, WE HAVE TO BE THANKFUL FOR WHAT WE'VE GOT WHAT WE'VE GOT IT BECAUSE WHEN IT'S GONE ARE YOU CAN SIT AROUND AND THINK ABOUT IS HOW YOU AIN'T GOT NO ONE 27 YEARS THEY PREDICTED ONE TIME THAT THE AVERAGE BLACK MAN WOULD ONLY LIVE TO BE 21 HE BEAT THE ODDS MAYBE NOT BY MUCH BUT HE BEAT THEM

HE LEAVES BEHIND A LEGACY THAT A LOT OF US IS FATHER'S WOULD NEVER GET TO LEAVE BEHIND HIS WIFE GETS A BRAND-NEW CAR AND LIFE INSURANCE AND SOME OF US WOULD BE HAPPY TO BE ABLE TO GO TO WORK AND PAY THE BILLS SO FOR ALL OF US THAT ARE STILL HERE, THROW AWAY YOUR GRUDGES, MY COUSIN DID NOT LIVE THAT WAY AND IF YOU'RE WORRIED ABOUT SKIN COLOR AND YOU FEEL LIKE YOU'VE DONE AN ADEQUATE JOB THAT THEY PAID YOU TO DO, NOT ACCORDING TO MY TAX DOLLARS PEOPLE MARCHED AND DIED AND SHED BLOOD SO THAT WE WOULD HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE CONSIDERED EQUAL AND TO BE ABLE TO SAY WE CAN GO IN THE SAME RESTAURANT THAT YOU GO IN AND NOT BE AFRAID TO COME OUTSIDE AND OH THAT'S A WHITE POLICE OFFICER AND I WILL GO DOWN THIS WAY

I LOVE MY BLACK PEOPLE AND I'M PROUD OF MY BLACK PEOPLE AND NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES THEY TRY TO BEAT US DOWN, WE STILL STAND UP AS BLACK PEOPLE SEARCH MY SISTER THAT TOOK UP A TIME TO LOVE ON HER FAMILY DESPITE HER OWN BATTLES, I KNOW YOU DID NOT WANT TO BE OUT HERE AND I KNOW YOU'RE NOT LOOKING FOR ACCOLADES BUT THIS FAMILY THINKS HE INTO MY COUSINS WIFE THAT HAS TO KEEP GOING YOU CAN CALL YOUR BECAUSE IN ANY TIME, I DON'T CARE IF YOU NEED BABY WIPES, AND THEREFORE YOU AND IF YOU NEED A SHOULDER TO CRY ON YOU CAN CRY ON MINE BUT TO ALL OF YOU THAT ARE SITTING HERE AROUND THE WORLD, TO THOSE PEOPLE, I LOVE MY CITY AIN'T NOTHING GOING TO MAKE ME SAY NOTHING ABOUT IT

I'M A REAL WESTSIDE BABY ANIMAS HOUSE THAT GOD BUILT TO MY GOD ALMIGHTY, THANK YOU FOR MY COUSIN FOR A LITTLE WHILE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT CAME FROM I LOVE YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU >>> ♪ WE ARE ENCOURAGED BY THE PRESENCE OF MANY FRIENDS FROM FAR AND FROM NEAR I HAVE A KIND LETTER HERE FROM CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS FROM HIS SEASON OF CHALLENGE HIMSELF, HE TOOK OUT THE TIME TO RIGHT A LETTER HIMSELF

IT MEANS SO MUCH TO ALL OF US THE MAYOR OF OUR GREAT CITY IS HERE, THE HONORABLE KEISHA LANCE BOTTOMS AND I WANT ALL OF THE ELECTED OFFICIALS TO STAND, ALL THE ELECTED OFFICIALS PAST AND PRESENT AND THOSE WHO ARE RUNNING , THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE MY FRIEND IS HERE, GOOD TO SEE YOU EVERYBODY IN THE ENTERTAINMENT COMMUNITY, STAND UP ALL OF THE ARTISTS, ACTORS ACTRESSES, WAITING TO BE AN ACTOR OR ACTRESS, GOOD TO SEE YOU I WANT TO THANK, SPEAKING OF ARTISTS AND FOLKS IN THE ENTERTAINMENT COMMUNITY, I WANT TO THINK A BROTHER WHO HAS DEMONSTRATED AGAIN AND AGAIN THE DEPTH OF HIS LOVE, MAGNANIMOUS SPIRIT AND HIS GENEROSITY TOWARD THOSE WHO SUFFER AND STRUGGLE AND HE PAID FOR THIS FUNERAL, LET'S HEAR IT FOR MR

TYLER PERRY THANK YOU, TYLER THERE IS NOTHING THAT NONE OF US CAN SAY THAT WILL CAUSE THE PAIN OF THIS FAMILY TO VANISH BUT THEY ARE ENCOURAGED BY OUR PRESENCE HERE TODAY AND I KNOW THAT IN THE NOT-TOO-DISTANT FUTURE, THEY WILL EXPRESS THEIR LOVE AND GRATITUDE IN A MORE FORMAL MANNER LET US NOW TAKE NOTES FROM THE LIFE OF OUR BROTHER, RAYSHARD BROOKS AND HEAR FROM THE MINISTRY OF MUSIC AND THEN WE WILL COME AGAIN AND OPEN THE BOOK AND OFFER WORDS OF COMFORT TO THIS FAMILY >>> ♪ ♪ ALONE IN A WORLD JUST ME AND YOU I FEEL SO LOST BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO NOW WHAT IF I CHOOSE THE WRONG THING TO DO I'M SO AFRAID AFRAID OF DISAPPOINTING YOU I NEED TO TALK TO YOU AND ASK YOU FOR YOUR GUIDANCE ESPECIALLY TODAY WHEN MY MIND FEELS SO CLOUDY

GUIDE ME UNTIL I'M SURE ♪ MY HOPE AND DREAMS ARE FADING FAST I'M ALL BURNT OUT I DON'T THINK MY STRENGTH IS GONNA LAST BUT I'M TRYING AND CRYING OUT TO YOU I KNOW YOU'RE THE ONE WHO IS ABLE TO PULL ME THROUGH ASK YOU FOR YOUR GUIDANCE ESPECIALLY TODAY WHEN MY WORLD SEEMS SO CLOUDY I OPEN UP MY HEART MY HEART, MY HEART I NEED TO HEAR A WORD FROM YOU I OPEN UP MY HEART TO YOU TO YOU, THE LOVER OF MY SOUL I NEED A WORD FROM YOU THAT'S WHY I OPEN UP MY HEART ♪ >> PRAISE THE LORD, EVERYBODY MAGNIFIED THE LORD WITH ME AND LET'S EXALT HIS NAME HE IS STILL GOOD AND HIS MERCY ENDURES FOREVER I NEED SOMEBODY TO REJOICE IN THE MIDST OF THIS PAIN GOD WILL SHOW UP AND MOVE YOU AND COMFORT YOU AND HEAL YOU AND HE WILL GUIDE AND HE IS STILL AN AWESOME GOD AND AS HEAVY AS THIS IS, HE PROMISED I WILL TAKE YOU FROM SORROW TO PRAISE AND WILL TRADE YOU A GARMENT OF PRAISE FOR YOUR SORROW SO IN MOMENTS LIKE THIS IT'S DIFFICULT TO DO SO BUT I ENCOURAGE YOU TO FIND ENOUGH STRENGTH TO TELL GOD YOU'RE STILL GOOD, YOU'RE STILL GOOD

I'M NOT ACQUAINTED WITH THIS FAMILY ON AN INTIMATE LEVEL BUT THE WORLD IS ACQUAINTED WITH YOU RIGHT NOW PERSONALLY, PASSIONATELY AND WHAT YOU ARE ENDURING I'M NOT ACQUAINTED WITH THIS UNIQUE SOURCE OF YOUR PAIN BUT I AM ACQUAINTED WITH PAIN AND IN THE MIDST OF MY OWN PERSONAL TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS IN PAIN, SICKNESS AND EVEN SORROW, GOD BURST PRAYER INSIDE OF ME THAT HE ALLOWED ME TO POUR OUT TO THE WORLD AND MY PRAYER IS THAT YOU WILL NOT JUST LEAN ON GOD BUT LAY ON GOD AND FIND ENOUGH STRENGTH TO REST IN HIM AND KNOW THAT HE IS STILL GOD HE GAVE ME THIS PRAYER AND I PRAY IT WILL BECOME YOUR PRAYER ♪ ♪ NOT A SECOND OR ANOTHER MINUTE NOT AN HOUR OF ANOTHER DAY LORD AT THIS MOMENT WITH OUR ARMS OUTSTRETCHED, WE NEED YOU TO MAKE AWAY AS HE HAS ALWAYS AND ALREADY DONE SO MANY TIMES BEFORE THANK YOU LORD SOMETIMES THERE IS A WINDOW OR BARELY OPEN DOOR WE STRETCH OUR HANDS TODAY AND SOMETIMES I GET STUCK RIGHT HERE, PLEASE COME RESCUE ME BECAUSE I NEED YOU RIGHT AWAY I NEED YOU LORD I NEED YOU NOW ♪ I NEED YOU NOW I NEED YOU NOW I DON'T WANT TO MAKE WAIT ANOTHER SECOND OR MINUTE JESUS ANOTHER DAY LORD THIS FAMILY NEEDS YOU WE NEED YOU RIGHT AWAY I COULD BE A LIGHT AND TESTS AND TRIAL THAT ONLY MAKES US STRONG AND I HAVE HAD FEELINGS OF GUILT , HURT, PAIN I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THE TRIAL IF YOU KNEW WHAT HE WAS CAPABLE OF YOU WOULD ALREADY BE DANCING AND SHOUTING I NEED EVERY HOUR AND IF YOU NEED GOD TO HEAL AND COMFORT YOU AND IF YOU NEED HIM TO HOLD YOU RIGHT NOW LET'S HERE RIGHT NOW I SAY MY GOD, MY KINGDOM MY LORD MY EVERYTHING ♪ HE HAS NEVER FAILED ME YET YESTERDAY I COME AND WHEN HE BRINGS YOU THROUGH THIS SEASON AND WHEN YOU GET BEYOND THIS, WHEN HE HOLDS YOUR HEART IN HIS CARE, YOU'VE GOT TO REMEMBER TO TURN AROUND AND SAY HALLELUJAH GIVE GOD THE GLORY FOR THIS LIFE HALLELUJAH WHEN GOD SPEAKS CAN NOBODY ELSE SAY NOTHING SO I SING HALLELUJAH GOD WILL BE CARING

ALL THE GLORY PLEASE REVIVE US AGAIN IN THE BLACK HOUSE WE NEED YOU AND IN THE WHITE HOUSE WE NEED YOU PLEASE REVIVE US ALL OVER THE WORLD RIGHT NOW WE NEED YOUR POWER AND I DON'T HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL IT'S OVER AND I CAN SHOP RIGHT NOW BECAUSE HE IS ALREADY REVIVING DON'T WAIT ♪ ♪ SHOT RIGHT NOW — SHOUT RIGHT NOW >> GIVE GOD PRAISE PRAISE THE LORD GOD DID NOT TELL US WE WOULD NOT HAVE TO WALK TO MAKE IT THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH

THE LORD PROMISED TO BE WITH US AND THAT GOD'S ROD AND STAFF WOULD COMFORT COMFORT A GRACIOUS GOD YOUR PEOPLE COMFORT US OH GOD AND THE NAME OF THE ONE WHO LOVES US AND FOR FREEDOM AND FREES US, AMEN

MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY AS I HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT THIS MOMENT IN RAYSHARD BROOKS ' LIFE, WORDS FROM THE BOOK OF EXODUS COME TO MIND AND I WANT TO LIFT UP JUST THIS ONE VERSE, EXODUS CHAPTER 8 VERSE 1 HERE NOW THE WORD OF THE LORD THEN THE LORD SAID TO MOSES, GO TO PHARAOH AND SAY TO HIM, THUS SAYS THE LORD LET MY PEOPLE GO SO THAT THEY MAY MAY WORSHIP ME WE HAVE COME TO THIS HOUSE ON THIS DAY TO SIT WITH THIS FAMILY IN THEIR HOUR OF GRIEF AND WHILE THERE IS A LOT OF CONVERSATION GOING ON ABOUT URGENT AND PRESSING MATTERS RIGHT NOW, THERE IS NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT THAN THIS SITTING WITH THIS FAMILY WITH THEIR FACES BAPTIZED IN SALTY TEARS MINGLED WITH THE MIDST OF JORDAN AND THEY HAVE COME TO THE RIVER TO SAY FAREWELL

WE HAVE COME TO BE WITH THEM BECAUSE THE MINISTRY OF PRESENCE IS ITS OWN POWER SISTERS AND BROTHERS, IT IS GOOD SOMETIMES JUST TO SHOW UP IT IS GOOD TO BE PRESENT REMEMBER THE NEXT TIME YOU'RE CALLED UPON TO CONSOLE SOMEBODY IT IS NOT SO MUCH ABOUT THE WORD BUT SHOWING UP

WHEN SOMEBODY IS DEALING WITH UNSPEAKABLE GRIEF, CAN I GIVE YOU SOME UNSOLICITED ADVICE? TRY NOT TO TALK TOO MUCH AFTER ALL IT IS NOT THE WORDS BUT THE MINISTRY OF PRESENCE AND THE PROPHET EZEKIEL SAID THEN I CAME TO THEM ON THE CAPTIVITY AND DWELT BY THE RIVER AND I SAT WHERE THEY SAT AND AMERICA AND ATLANTA WOULD BE A LOT BETTER OFF IF WE WOULD LEARN HOW TO SIT WHERE OTHER PEOPLE SIT SO WE CAN SEE WHAT OTHER PEOPLE SEE SEE LIFE THROUGH THEIR LANDS, SEE LIFE THROUGH THE EXPERIENCE OF OTHERS AND WE HAVE COME TO SIT WITH THEM AND PRAY WITH THE WHOLE FAMILY BUT ESPECIALLY FOR TAMIKA AND THE CHILDREN AS THEY EACH CHERISH PRECIOUS MEMORIES OF A LIFE TAKEN TOO SOON

I CAME TO OFFER EASY, PIOUS PLATITUDES, SPIRITUAL BARGAINS AT DISCOUNTED PRICES CAN I TELL YOU SOMETHING? THIS IS NOT THE WILL OF GOD GODS WILL IS NOT SHOWN IN TRAGEDY BUT GODS WILL IS SHOWN IN HOW WE RESPOND TO TRAGEDY EVERYTHING IS NOT THE WILL OF GOD EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS IS NOT GOOD BUT IF WE ATTEND TO THE WORK OF THE SPIRIT GOD KNOWS HOW TO TAKE EVERYTHING, THE GOOD AND THE BAD AND CAUSE IT TO WORK TOGETHER ANY CHURCH FOLK IN HERE? CALLS IT TO WORK TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD

SO WE HAVE COME TO SIT WHERE THEY SIT AND THEY LIFT OUR PRECIOUS MEMORIES THEY SAY THAT IS WHAT RAYSHARD BROOKS, TAMIKA WAS TELLING ME YESTERDAY HOW HE THOUGHT HE COULD DANCE SHE SAID HE COULD NOT REALLY DANCE, 27 YEARS OLD AND HE DANCED LIKE AN OLD MAN JUST MOVING FROM SIDE TO SIDE AND WE ALL KNOW BROTHERS LIKE THAT WHO THINK THEY CAN DANCE AND I SAT THE OTHER DAY WITH THE FAMILY AND I MET EIGHT-YEAR- OLD BLESSING, SWEET AND PRECIOUS CHILD ON THE SAME DAY HER FATHER WAS KILLED THEY HAD BEEN CELEBRATING THEY HAD CELEBRATED THEIR EIGHTH BIRTHDAY THIS CELEBRATED HER BIRTHDAY AND IT TURNED OUT TO BE HIS DYING DAY THE SAME DAY

WHAT DO YOU DO? WHEN YOU'RE EIGHT YEARS OLD AND YOU'VE GOT TO COME TO TERMS WITH THAT? THESE PRECIOUS CHILDREN OF GOD WILL NEED US TO SURROUND THEM AND SUPPORT THEM AND EMBRACE THEM AND LOVE ON THEM AND REASSURE THEM THAT THEY ARE IS ANYBODY THAT THEY ARE AS WORTHY IS ANYBODY AND THAT THEY ARE AS VALUABLE AS ANYBODY AND THEY ARE BUT IN THE WEEKS TO COME SOMEBODY HAS TO STAND BY THESE CHILDREN THAT IS WHY WE ARE HERE WE ARE HERE TO SIT WITH THIS FAMILY BUT WE WOULD NOT BE HONEST IF WE DID NOT DISCUSS WHAT GOT US HERE IN THE FIRST PLAC RAYSHARD BROOKS IS THE LATEST HIGH PROFILE CASUALTY IN THE STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE AND A BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF AMERICA THIS IS ABOUT HIM BUT IT IS MUCH BIGGER THAN HIM

A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO A REPORTER ASKED ME, PASTOR, WHAT WAS IT LIKE TO STAND IN THE PULPIT OF EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH WHERE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR STOOD AND PREACH FOLLOWING THE TRAGIC AND UNNECESSARY DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD? I SAID WELL, IT WAS SORT OF LIKE IT WAS THE SUNDAY THAT I STOOD PREACHING IN A HOODIE FOLLOWING THE KILLING OF TRAYVON MARTIN THEN MICHAEL BROWN THEN 12-YEAR-OLD TAMERA RICE PLAYING ON THE PLAYGROUND AND MANY OTHERS ALL BEFORE GEORGE FLOYD AND SADLY WE'VE GOT TOO MUCH PRACTICE AT THIS

WELL WE WERE ADDRESSING THE DEATHS OF GEORGE FLOYD, AND NO TIME FLAT WE FOUND OURSELVES HERE AGAIN AND I HEAR SOMEBODY SAY, REFERENT, THEY ARE NOT THE SAME A LOT OF CHATTER GOING ON AND I HEAR SOMEBODY SAY, THESE CASES ARE NOT THE SAME GEORGE FLOYD COMPLIED

RAYSHARD BROOKS, SOME ARGUE, RAN AND SO THESE ARE NOT THE SAME GEORGE FLOYD COMPLIED AND RAYSHARD BROOKS RAN YES, THAT IS TRUE BUT THEY ARE BOTH DEAD AND THEY ARE IN IS THE PROBLEM

BLACK PARENTS DO NOT REALLY KNOW WHAT TO TELL THEIR CHILDREN IN ORDER TO KEEP THEM ALIVE AND THAT IS A PROBLEM NOT JUST A BLACK PROBLEM ALTHOUGH IT IS HAPPENING TO BLACK PEOPLE BUT THAT IS AN AMERICAN PROBLEM BECAUSE IT'S A SINGLE GARMENT OF DESTINY AND WE ARE NOT SO SURE SOME DAYS WHAT TO TELL HER CHILDREN IN ORDER TO KEEP THEM ALIVE MAKING A MISTAKE , I THINK YOU SHOULD OBEY THE LAW UNLESS IT IS AN UNJUST LAW

DR KING SAID IF IT IS AN UNJUST LAW, NOT ONLY DO YOU HAVE A RIGHT BUT YOU HAVE AN OBLIGATION AND AN ACT OF CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE TO DISOBEY AN UNJUST LAW BUT GENERALLY SPEAKING, I THINK YOU SHOULD OBEY THE LAW AND RESPECT AUTHORITY BUT IF YOUR SKIN IS THE WEAPON AND YOUR COMPLEXION IS THE CRIME, WHAT DO YOU DO TO STAY ALIVE, COMPLY LIKE GEORGE FLOYD OR RAN LIKE RAYSHARD BROOKS ? I'M NOT ASKING FOR A FRIEND BUT I'M ASKING FOR MYSELF AND MY NIECES AND MY NEPHEWS AND MY CHILDREN THIS COUNTRY HAS BECOME TO A CUSTOM AND COMFORTABLE WITH BLACK PEOPLE DYING AND THAT IS WHAT WE MEAN WHEN WE SAY BLACK LIVES MATTER IT'S A WAY OF SAYING, SEE OUR HUMANITY

WE ARE TRYING TO STAY ALIVE AND KEEP OUR FAMILIES ALIVE AND CAN I TELL YOU THAT THAT IS WHY WE INSISTED THAT YOU WEAR MASKS TODAY INSIDE THE CHURCH AND OUTSIDE THE CHURCH THAT'S WHY WE ARE TRYING OUR BEST TO BE SOCIALLY DISTANCED

THAT'S WHY WE HAD THE CHOIR SING VIRTUALLY RATHER THAN STAND WE ARE TRYING TO STAY ALIVE DON'T PLAY WITH THIS VIRUS IF BLACK LIVES MATTER THEN WE MUST DO ALL WE CAN TO FIGHT FOR OUR LIVES, FIGHT THIS VIRUS TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND TAKE CARE OF YOUR LOVED ONES

FIGHT THIS VIRUS COVID-19 SO WE HAVE NOT BEEN IN THIS CHURCH, WE HAVE NOT WORSHIPED IN THE SANCTUARY SINCE MARCH BUT WE HAD TO COME HERE TODAY BECAUSE THERE IS ANOTHER VIRUS IN THE LAND AND IT'S KILLING PEOPLE

THERE IS COVID-19 AND THEN THERE IS WHAT I CALL COVID 1619 AND THEY ARE BOTH DEADLY AND WE HAVE TO FIGHT BOTH WITH THE SAME DETERMINATION AND FOCUS, COVID 1619 AND WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO BEAT THAT, THIS VIRUS OF RACISM SINCE 1619 WHEN 20 SLAVES ARRIVED ON THE SHORE OF JAMESTOWN, VIRGINIA, MASS INCARCERATION IS THE LATEST MUTATION BUT IT IS A VIRUS THAT KILLS PEOPLE YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE SHOT DOWN BY A POLICE OFFICER FOR RACISM TO KILL YOU IF YOU DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE, THAT WILL KILL YOU ALSO IF YOU'VE GOT CRUMBLING SCHOOLS, THERE ARE MORE WAYS THAN ONE TO KILL SOMEBODY I HEAR GOD SAY, GO TO PHARAOH AND SAY TO HIM GOD SAYS THE LORD, LET MY PEOPLE GO SO THAT THEY MAY WORSHIP AND PHARAOH IS NOT SO MUCH A PERSON AS MUCH AS IT IS A SYSTEM

LIBERATE THEM SO THAT THEY MAY LIVE LIVES OF HUMAN FLOURISHING AND PROMISE AND POSSIBILITY TO THE GLORY OF GOD GO AND TELL PHARAOH THAT THESE PEOPLE DO NOT BELONG TO YOU, THEY DO NOT BELONG TO PRIVATE PRISONS AND CORPORATIONS AND THEY BELONG TO ME LET MY PEOPLE GO SO THEY MAY WORSHIP ME, OPPRESSION IS NOT JUST A SOCIAL ISSUE IT IS NOT JUST A POLITICAL ISSUE OPPRESSION IS A MORAL ISSUE AND IT IS A SPIRITUAL ISSUE

BECAUSE EVERY FORM OF HUMAN BONDAGE GET THINGS OUT OF ORDER EVERY FORM OF HUMAN BONDAGE INFLATES THE SELF UNDERSTANDING OF THE OPPRESSOR IT INJURES THE SOUL OF THE OPPRESSED AND IT INSULTS THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD THERE IS BUT ONE GOD IN THE HEAVENS AND IN THE EARTH AND IN THE HEAVENS ABOVE AND THE EARTH BELOW AND IF GOD BREATHED INTO ME THE BREATH OF LIFE, WHO ARE YOU TO KNEEL ON MY NECK UNTIL THAT BREATH IS CUT OFF, YOU HAVE ARROGATED TO YOURSELF THE THINGS THAT BELONG TO GOD AND THAT IS A FORM OF IDOLATRY AND SIN

SO LET MY PEOPLE GO AND THAT'S WHY I'M GRATEFUL CAN I TELL YOU, I HAVE NOT LOST HOPE I KNOW THESE ARE DARK DAYS BUT I'M ENCOURAGED AND WHEN I FEEL DISCOURAGED, I ENCOURAGE MYSELF IN THE LORD

AND I'M GRATEFUL FOR WHAT I'M SEEING I'M SEEING A GRATEFUL, A GREAT COALITION OF CONSCIENCE POURING INTO R STREETS AND NONVIOLENT PROTESTS AND I WANT TO SAY TO YOU, KEEP ON PROTESTING THEY THOUGHT THAT WE WERE JUST UPSET FOR 15 MINUTES

BUT WE KEEP SHOWING UP WE KEEP SAYING, AMERICA CAN BE BETTER THAN THIS AND CAN I TELL YOU, KEEP SHOWING UP, KEEP MARCHING, KEEP RAISING YOUR VOICE, KEEP RAISING THE ISSUE THIS IS FREEDOM SUMMER AND YOU OUGHT TO KEEP ON MARCHING BECAUSE MARCHING CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE YOU DON'T THINK THESE CONGRESS PERSONS DECIDED TO DO THIS BY THEMSELVES IT IS BECAUSE OF WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE STREETS SO KEEP ON MARCHING AS A MATTER FACT, I CAME HERE TODAY TO ANNOUNCE ANOTHER MARCH

I DON'T WANT YOU TO MISS IT MAKE SURE YOU SHOW UP FOR THIS MARCH IT IS HAPPENING ON NOVEMBER 3 ON NOVEMBER 3, 2020 AT A VOTING BOOTH NEAR YOU AND IT IS A CONTRADICTION TO MARCH IN THE STREETS AND NOT MARCH ON THE VOTING BOOTH IF YOU REALLY WANT TO STRIKE FEAR IN THE HEARTS OF THE ADVERSARY, SHOW UP AND VOTE LIKE YOU NEVER VOTED BEFORE SO GOD IS SPEAKING TO US AND I HEAR GOD SAY LET MY PEOPLE GO

THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS 5% OF THE WORLD'S POPULATION BUT WE WAREHOUSE 25% OF THE WORLD'S PRISONERS NO OTHER NATION EVEN COMES CLOSE THAT IS A DEVIOUS FORM OF AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM THAT NONE OF US OUGHT TO ACCEPT

WE HAVE A GREATER PERCENTAGE OF OUR PEOPLE AND WE HAVE MORE OF OUR PEOPLE IN JAILS AND PRISONS THAN ANY NATION IN THE WORLD BY FAR THE LAND OF THE FREE IS THE MASS INCARCERATION CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, 22 MILLION PEOPLE IN PRISON AND TWICE AS MANY, 45 MILLION PEOPLE ON PROBATION OR PAROLE SO WE DEMAND POLICE REFORM

WE NEED POLICE REFORM GOD KNOWS WE DO BUT HEAR ME THIS DAY THIS IS MUCH BIGGER THEN THE POLICE POLICE BRUTALITY IS AS PREDICTABLE AS IT IS TRAGIC

WE WILL ALWAYS HAVE POLICE BRUTALITY AS LONG AS WE REMAIN A NATION COMMITTED TO MASS INCARCERATION SYSTEMIC RACISM IS THE FRAMEWORK MASS INCARCERATION IS THE BEAST AND ALL THESE HAVE TO BE FED AND THE ESCALATION OF ENCOUNTERS BETWEEN POLICE AND CITIZENS IS THE MEANS TO WHICH THE BEAST IS FED

SOME DIRE PHYSICAL DEATH AND SOME DYE SOCIAL DEATH IN CUSTODY SOME ARE RELEASED AS THEY STILL FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE DIED 1000 DEATHS WE MOURN RAYSHARD BUT THERE IS MORE THAN ONE WAY TO DIE YOU CAN DYE TO YOU I SAID YOU HAVE PAID YOUR DEBT TO SOCIETY AND YOU CAN FEEL THEN WE LATER PARTNERED WITH OUR FRIENDS AND WE GOT TOGETHER WITH ALL OF OUR COUNTY OFFICIALS AND WE BEGAN EXPUNGING CRIMINALS ARREST RECORDS

THERE ARE PEOPLE LIVING UNDER A CLOUD THAT HAVE NOT BEEN CONVICTED OF ANYTHING IT HAPPENED YEARS AGO AND THEY STILL CANNOT GET A JOB , CANNOT GET AN APARTMENT BECAUSE THEY WERE ARRESTED HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE HOOD AND SEEN THE POLICE OFFICERS AND HOW MANY THERE ARE IN THE HOOD? IT'S NOT ALL THAT HARD IN SOME PLACES AND IN SOME COMMUNITIES TO GET ARRESTED SO WE HAD THE FIRST RECORD RESTRICTION EVENT HERE FOUR YEARS AGO I LOOKED ACROSS A SEA OF FACES AND I CELEBRATED BECAUSE I KNEW EVERYBODY IN CHURCH HAD A RECORD

AND THAT IS TRUE IN CHURCH EVERY DAY EVERYBODY IN CHURCH EVERYBODY IN CHURCH HAS A RECORD YOU CAN COME HERE AND LOOK ALL SANCTIFIED AND SANCTIMONIOUS AND HOLY YOU'VE GOT A RECORD YOU MAY NOT HAVE A CRIMINAL RECORD THAT YOU'VE GOT A RECORD AND YOU'VE GOT SOMETHING YOU'RE NOT SO PROUD OF AND YOU MADE ME DON'T WANT TO BE JUDGED BY YOUR WORST DAY

THANK GOD FOR GRACE AND MERCY BECAUSE EVERYBODY HAS A RECORD CAN I QUICKLY TELL YOU THIS? AFTER WE HAD THE FIRST EVENT, ONE DAY I WAS SITTING IN THE CHAIR AND CHRIS WAS IN THE BARBERSHOP AND I WAS IN THE BARBERSHOP AND HIS BROTHER CAME UP TO ME AND SAID, REVEREND, I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THAT EVENT THAT WAS A GREAT EVENT I SAID WHAT EVENT? HE SAID THE RECORD RESTRICTION EVENT HE SAID YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND

THAT DAY YOU EXPUNGED MY RECORD HE WAS A MIDDLE-AGED MAN AND LOOKED RESPECTABLE IT DID NOT LOOK LIKE HE HAD A RECORD AND HE SAID YOU EXPUNGED MY RECORD AND HE SAID I HAD A JOB BEFORE THAT BUT I COULD NEVER GET THE KIND OF JOB THAT MY SKILLS WOULD DEMAND BUT YOU CLEARED MY RECORD AND I WAS ABLE TO GET A BETTER JOB AND NOW I'M MAKING MORE MONEY THAN I MADE IN YEARS AND MY WHOLE LIFE HAS IMPROVED HE SAID THANK GOD FOR YOU I WAS TRYING TO GET OUT OF THE CHAIR AND GET ON TO MY NEXT APPOINTMENT AND HE SAID WAIT A MINUTE

THERE'S MORE HE SAID, A LITTLE WHILE AGO , THERE WAS A YOUNG COUPLE IN MY OWN FAMILY THAT HAD A CHILD AND THINGS WERE NOT GOING SO WELL THE CHILD WAS ABOUT TO GO IN FOSTER CARE YOU KNOW IF I HAD A RECORD I WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO DO ANYTHING FOR THAT CHILD BUT BECAUSE SOMEBODY CLEARED MY RECORD, I WAS ABLE TO ADOPT MY OWN FAMILY MEMBER AND TAKE THEM INTO MY HOME TWO GENERATIONS HELPED AND ALL WE DID WAS CLEAR AND ARREST RECORD

AND SO WHEN I HEARD RAYSHARD'S STORY , WE DECIDED TO SHOW UP BECAUSE I UNDERSTOOD THAT HE WAS ON PROBATION AN ESTATE THAT DESPITE ITS REFORMS IS GROUND ZERO FOR KEEPING PEOPLE ON PROBATION FOR EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME WHEN IN 18 GEORGIANS ON PROBATION OR ON PAROLE THAT IS STAGGERING WHEN IN 18 ARE ON PROBATION OR PAROLE

SO SOMEBODY SAID THE OTHER DAY, WHY DID HE RUN? DIDN'T HE KNOW? DIDN'T HE KNOW THAT'S NOT A GOOD IDEA? LIFE IS COMPLICATED PEOPLE FIND THEMSELVES IN DESPERATE CIRCUMSTANCES AND SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO SIT WHERE OTHER FOLKS SIT IN ORDER TO FEEL WHAT THEY FEEL AND KNOW WHAT THEY KNOW HE STOPPED AT A WENDY'S BECAUSE HE WAS TIRED HE IS NOT THE ONLY PERSON TIRED

I'M TIRED AND EVERY BLACK PERSON I KNOW IS TIRED WE ARE SICK AND TIRED OF BEING SICK AND TIRED AND WHY ARE BLACK FOLKS SO TIRED? WE ARE TIRED BECAUSE WE CANNOT FALL ASLEEP OR GET ANY SEAT SLEEP ANYWHERE NOT IN THE DRIVE THROUGH, NOT IN THE DORMITORY OF THE UNIVERSITY THAT YOU ATTEND NOT ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD NOT IN YOUR OWN BED IN YOUR OWN HOUSE

WE ARE TIRED BECAUSE WE CANNOT GET ANY REST AND SO RAYSHARD BROOKS LEFT A RECORD FOR US YOU DON'T HAVE TO TAKE MY WORD FOR IT, GOOGLE IT AND LISTEN TO IT HE LEFT A VIDEO IN HIS OWN WORDS

BACK IN FEBRUARY , I WATCHED IT SEVERAL TIMES AND IT IS HEARTBREAKING HE TALKS ABOUT HOW HARD IT IS TO COME BACK AND RECOVER AND HE WAS TRYING AND HAD BEEN DIGGING HIS WAY BACK AND HE KNEW THAT HE COULD LOSE HIS LIBERTY I'M NOT EXCUSING IT, I'M EXPLAINING IT HE WAS AFRAID OF LOSING IT ALL OVER AGAIN AND AFRAID OF LOSING HIS LIBERTY AND HE LOST HIS LIFE RUNNING FROM A SYSTEM THAT TOO OFTEN MAKES SLAVES OUT OF PEOPLE

THIS IS MUCH BIGGER THAN THE POLICE THIS IS ABOUT A WHOLE SYSTEM THAT CRIES OUT FOR RENEWAL AND REFORM LET ME CLOSE IN THIS WAY AMERICA, THE CITY ON THE HILL , ATLANTA, THE CITY TOO BUSY TO HATE RATHER THAN TRY TO DESTROY ONE ANOTHER, MAYBE GOD HAS SUMMONED US HERE AND MAYBE GOD WANTS US TO USE RAYSHARD'S TRAGIC STORY TO MOVE US TOWARDS FINALLY TURNING THE PAGE AFTER ALL, GOD HAS A RECORD

OF USING PEOPLE WITH A RECORD TO DO EXTRAORDINARY WORK THE PROBLEM WITH CHURCH FOLK IS THEY ARE SO HOLY THAT THEY ARE NOT REALISTIC TALKING ABOUT THE SAME I USED TO DO AND I DON'T DO THEM ANYMORE YOU OUGHT TO BE HONEST ABOUT SOME OF THE THINGS HE USED TO DO SOME OF THE THINGS THAT YOU USED TO DO, YOU DON'T DO THEM ANY MORE NOT BECAUSE YOU'RE SO SANCTIMONIOUS, SOME THINGS, YOU'RE JUST OUTLIVE

BUT GOD USES FOLK WITH A RECORD HAVE YOU CHECKED THE RECORD? DON'T DISMISS PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY HAVE A RECORD YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ERASE HALF OF THE BUNCH MOSES HAD A RECORD HE KILLED AN EGYPTIAN

HE KILLED A MAN AND HE WAS A FUGITIVE FROM THE LAW BUT GOD HAD MORE IN STORE FOR HIM AND GOD TURNED HIM INTO A LIBERATOR AND A LAWGIVER JOSEPH HAD A RECORD AND HE WAS THROWN IN PRISON BUT HELD ONTO HIS DREAM HIS BOYS WERE SENTENCED TO DEATH AND HAD A RECORD FOR ENGAGING IN CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE AND DANIEL WAS CHARGED AND CONVICTED AND THROWN IN THE LIONS DEN AND DANIEL HAD A RECORD JOHN HAD A RECORD HE WAS IN PRISON ON AN ISLAND AND IT WAS THE RIKERS ISLAND OF THAT DAY BUT THERE ON THE ISLAND HE SAW A NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH AND HE SAID THAT THE OLD ORDER IS PASSING AWAY

GOD HAS A RECORD OF USING FOLKS WITH THE RECORD AND THEN, THERE IS ANOTHER BROTHER WHO HAD A RECORD AND IT'S NOT SO SURPRISING THAT HE WOULD HAVE A RECORD I MEAN, LOOK AT HIS FAMILY

BORN IN THE BARRIO CALLED BETHLEHEM QUESTIONS ABOUT WHO HIS DADDY REALLY WAS SMUGGLED AS AN UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT HE CAME SAYING THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD IS ON ME BECAUSE HE HAS ANOINTED ME TO PREACH GOOD NEWS TO THE POOR, TO OPEN UP THE EYES OF THE BLIND TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE, AND ONE HELLISH WEEK THAT WE NOW CALL HOLLY WEEK, THEY BROUGHT HIM UP ON TRUMPED-UP CHARGES THEY CONVICTED HIM WITHOUT THE OF DUE PROCESS THEY MARCHED HIM UP GOLGOTHA'S HILL

THEY EXECUTED HIM ON A ROMAN CROSS THAW BURIED HIM IN A BORROWED TOMB, BUT HIS MOVEMENT WAS SO CONTAGIOUS, THAT HE GOT OFF THE CROSS AND GOT INTO OUR HEART EARLY SUNDAY MORNING HE GOT UP WITH ALL POWER IN HIS HANDS >> WE HAVE BEEN LISTENING THE MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR RASHARD BROOKS

WE JUST LOST THE FEED THERE, AND LOST IT AT JUST ABOUT THE WORST TIME WE ARE WORKING RIGHT NOW TO GET THAT FEED BACK UP WE HAVE IT BACK LET'S LISTEN >> IT'S ALL MY NAME, WOULD HUMBLE THEMSELVES AND PRAY

IF THEY WOULD SEEK MY FACE, TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS THEN I WILL HEAR FROM HELP, FORGIVE THEIR SINS, AND HEAL THEIR LAND" WALK TOGETHER, CHILDREN DON'T GET WEARY THERE'S A GREAT CAMP MEETING

ING IN THE PROMISED LAND >> WHEN THE UP FAMILY WAS SELECTING MUSIC, TAMIKA SAID SHE DID NOT WANT THIS TO END SAD, BECAUSE WE KNOW OUR BROTHER IS GOING IF THERE IS ANYBODY IN HERE THAT BELIEVES THAT OUR GOD IS GREATER THAN HATRED, OUR GOD IS GREATER THAN OUR PROBLEMS, MAKE SOME NOISE IN HERE ALL AROUND THE WORLD, MAKE SOME NOISE WE SERVE A GREAT GOD WE'RE NOT GOING TO LET HIS DEATH BE IN VAIN

♪ THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD IS HERE ♪ THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD IS HERE ♪♪ >> IF YOU BELIEVE IT, STAND UP AND GIVE GOD A STANDING OVATION >> HALLELUJAH ♪ EVEN IN THE ATMOSPHERE, ♪ THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD IS HERE ♪ THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD IS HERE ♪ COME ON, CLAP THOSE HANDS ♪ LET'S SING IT ♪ THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD IS HERE ♪ GOD IS HERE ♪ THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD IS HERE ♪ I FEEL IT IN THE ATMOSPHERE ♪ THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD IS HERE ♪ THE PRESENCE OF THE LORD IS HERE ♪ EVERYBODY BLOW THE TRUMPET ♪ EVERYBODY BLOW THE TRUMPET AND SOUND THE ALARM ♪ BECAUSE THE LORD IS IN ATTENDANCE ♪ BECAUSE THE LORD IS IN THE TEMPLE THE ♪ LET EVERYBODY BOW ♪ LET ALL THE PEOPLE ♪ LET ALL THE PEOPLE PRAISE HIM NOW OUT THE LORD ♪ THE LORD ♪ IS HERE ♪ THE LORD ♪ IS HERE ♪ COME ON, CLAP THOSE HANDS ♪ CLAP THOSE HANDS ♪ CAN'T YOU SEE HIM WORKING ON THE OUTSIDE ♪ I CAN FEEL HIM MOVING ON THE INSIDE ♪ HEALING POWER ♪ THIS IS ALL YOU NEED ♪ IT'S ALL UP TO YOU ♪ WHATEVER YOU NEED HIM TO DO ♪ GOD IS HERE ♪ GOD IS HERE ♪ AND I'M GOING TO PRAISE HIM ♪ GOD IS HERE ♪ AND I'M GOING TO PRAISE HIM ♪ AND I'M GOING TO PRAISE HIM ♪ GOD IS HERE ♪ GOD IS HERE ♪ AND I'M GOING TO PRAISE — ♪ I'M GOING TO PRAISE HIM ♪ WAY BACK IF YOU'VE GOT TO PRAISE ♪ GOD IS HERE ♪ AND I'M GOING TO PRAISE HIM ♪ AND I'M GOING TO PRAISE HIM ♪ AND I'M GOING TO PRAISE HIM ♪ AND I'M GOING TO PRAISE HIM ♪ AND I'M GOING TO PRAISE HIM ♪ I'M GOING TO PRAISE HIM ♪ I'M GOING TO PRAISE HIM THROUGH IT ALL ♪ I'M GOING TO PRAISE HIM ♪ COME ON, COME WHAT MAY, COME ON ♪ COME WHAT MAY ♪ COME WHAT MAY ♪ THROUGH IT ALL ♪ THROUGH IT ALL ♪ I'M GOING TO PRAISE HIM ♪♪ I'M GOING TO PRAISE ♪ I'M GOING TO PRAISE ♪ THROUGH IT ALL ♪ THROUGH IT ALL ♪ THROUGH IT ALL ♪ THROUGH IT ALL ♪ I'M GOING TO PRAISE HIM ♪ THROUGH IT ALL ♪ I'M GOING TO PRAISE HIM ♪ I'M GOING TO PRAISE HIM ♪ I'M GOING TO PRAISE HIM ♪ I'M GOING TO LIFT MY HANDS ♪ I'M GOING TO LIFT MY VOICE ♪ I'M GOING TO PRAISE HIM ♪ I'M GOING TO PRAISE HIM ♪ I'M GOING TO PRAISE HIM ♪ I'M GOING TO PRAISE HIM ♪ I'M GOING TO PRAISE HIM ♪ I'M GOING TO PRAISE HIM ♪ I'LL STILL PRAISE HIM ♪ I'M GOING TO PRAISE HIM ♪ I'M GOING TO PRAISE HIM ♪ THROUGH IT ALL ♪ THROUGH IT ALL ♪ I'M GOING TO PRAISE HIM ALL THROUGH IT ALL ♪ I'M GOING TO PRAISE HIM THROUGH IT ALL ♪ I'LL STILL PRAISE HIM ♪ I'LL STILL PRAISE HIM

♪ GOD BLESS YOU ♪ SAY YEAH, YEAH ♪ YEAH ♪ EVERYBODY SAY IT ♪ EVERYBODY SAY IT ♪ YEAH ♪ YEAH ♪ YEAH ♪♪ >> WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING AND LISTENING TO THIS MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR RASHARD BROOKS, THE 27- YEAR-OLD MAN, FATHER OF FOUR WHO WAS SHOT DEAD BY POLICE OFFICERS IN A WENDY'S DRIVE- THROUGH IN ATLANTA 11 DAYS AGO, A SERVICE FILLED WITH MUSIC AND MESSAGE THE PASTOR OF EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH, CALLING ON FOLKS TO KEEP PROTESTING HE CALLED IT A FREEDOM SUMMER AT ONE POINT, HE SAID WE HAVE TO COME TOGETHER, BECAUSE THERE WAS ANOTHER VIRUS IN THE LAND YOU'LL NOTICE EVERYONE IN THAT CHURCH WEARING THAT MASK

THE CHURCH IS NOT AT CAPACITY AS WELL OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION BUT THE REVEREND SAYING THEY HAD TO COME TOGETHER DESPITE NOT HAVING SERVICE SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC HE TALKED ABOUT ANOTHER VIRUS KILLING PEOPLE HE SAID THERE'S COVID-19, AND COVID-19-1619, BOTH DEADLY ABOUT 20 SLAVES OR SO ARRIVED IN VIRGINIA

HE TURNED HIS EULOGY TO A CALL TO ACTION HE TALKED ABOUT THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN THIS COUNTRY, CALLING IT NOT JUST A MORAL ISSUE, BUT A SPIRITUAL PROBLEM AS WELL THEY ALSO GOT INTO WHO RASHARD BROOKS WAS HE WAS SOMEONE WHO ENJOYED DANCING AT HIS JOB SITE IN OHIO WE HEARD FROM HIS OLD BOSS, SAYING HE WAS A GUY WHO WORE STEEL-TOED BOOTS AND LOVED TO DANCE

HE LOOKED OUT FOR PEOPLE A NEXTDOOR NEIGHBOR WAS THE VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IT WAS RASHARD BROOKS WHO STEPPED IN OUR FRIEND, NBC NEWS POLITICAL ANALYST EUGENE ROBINSON JOINS THE CONVERSATION NOW, AND MR

ROBINSON, I KNOW THAT YOU'VE BEEN WATCHING AND LISTENING OVER THE LAST TWO HOURS OR SO, AS WE SEE YET ANOTHER YOUNG BLACK MAN IN A CASKET, PREPARED TO BE TAKEN OUT OF THE CHURCH IN THIS COUNTRY A HIGH-PROFILE SERVICE IN JUST THE PAST TWO PLUS WEEKS WHERE ARE WE IN THIS COUNTRY, IN THIS MOMENT? WE ARE AT A MOMENT — I'VE BEEN SAYING THIS FEELS TO ME LIKE A REAL INFLECTION POINT, AND I THINK IT IS YOU KNOW, WATCHING THE FUNERAL, I CAN'T HELP BUT ALMOST BE OVERCOME BE THE FEELING THAT HERE'S ANOTHER BLACK FAMILY, THRUST INTO THIS POSITION THE WAY GEORGE FLOYD'S FAMILY WAS TRUSTED, THRUSTED INTO THE NATIONAL SPOTLIGHT FOR A REASON THAT IS HORRIFYING, AND WAS SUCH A SHOCK TO THEM ALL THEY LOST RASHARD BROOKS

AND SO FIRST, YOU KNOW, I ALMOST THINK OF THE FAMILY AND WHAT THEY MUST BE GOING THROUGH, AND I HOPE IT WAS A COMFORT THAT IT WAS — IT WAS, I THOUGHT, A SPIRITED AND ELEGANT AND SOULFUL FUNERAL WITH THE PHOTO MONTAGE OF RASHARD BROOKS' COLLECTIVE THAT PLAYED THE SONG "OPEN MY HEART" IN THE BACKGROUND ALL FOR A REGULAR GUY, REGULAR GUY WHO LIKED TO DANCE, BUT WHO SAID HE COULDN'T REALLY DANCE, ACCORDING TO THE REVEREND I THINK IT WAS A CELEBRATION OF WHAT AND IT WAS — WHEN REVEREND WARNOCK REALLY GOT INTO HIS EULOGY, IT WAS ALSO A CALL TO ACTION, AS YOU SAID AND HE LAID OUT THE PROBLEM

HE SAID, YOU KNOW, "YOU SHOULD ALL OBEY THE LAW AND RESPECT AUTHORITY," BUT IF YOUR SKIN IS THE WEAPON, WHAT DO YOU DO TO STAY ALIVE? AND HE SAID THAT AFTER READING THE LITANY OF NAMES, ALL THE AFRICAN AMERICANS WHO HAVE SUFFERED A SIMILAR FATE BECAUSE OF THIS DISEASE >> WELL, EUGENE, THANK YOU BLAINE ALEXANDER OUTSIDE EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH, AND FOR FOLKS, IT IS ARGUABLY ONE OF THE MORE HISTORIC CHURCHES IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA SINCE IT WAS FOUNDED IN THE 1880S THERE HAVE ONLY BEEN FIVE PASTORS THERE, AND TWO OF THEM HAVE BEEN CANED MARTIN LUTHER KING, SENIOR, BACK IN THE 20S

HIS SON-IN-LAW, DR MARTIN LUTHER KING, JUNIOR, WOULD JOIN HIM IN 1960 UNTIL HIS DEATH IN ú68 BUT AT ONE POINT, WE HEARD THE PASTOR TODAY REFER TO ATLANTA AS THE BLACK MECCA, A CITY THAT'S TOO BUSY TO HATE, BUT IT HAS BEEN A TWO MULL CHOW WHITE HOUSE TWO WEEKS IN THE CAPITAL OF THE SOUTH AS IT'S KNOWN >> THE CRADLE OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, SO MANY PEOPLE >> REFEREE: TO ATLANTA AS SUCH YOU KNOW, THIS PLACE'S LOCATION TODAY, EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH, WAS CERTAINLY INTENTIONAL

THIS IS RIGHT HERE NOT ONLY IS THE CHURCH ITSELF HISTORY, BUT REALLY THIS ENTIRE AREA JUST ACROSS THE STREET FROM WHERE I'M STANDING IS THE ORIGINAL EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH JUST SLIGHTLY TO THE RIGHT, THE FINAL RESTING PLACE FOR DR MARTIN LUTHER KING, JUNIOR, AND CORETTA SCOTT KING THIS IS A PLACE THAT HAS A GREAT HISTORICAL CONTEXT

A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT REALLY STOOD OUT TO ME, YOU MENTIONED DR KING HIS DAUGHTER SPOKE INSIDE AS WELL, REVEREND BERNICE KING BEHIND ME, SEEING THE CASKET, THE REMAINS OF RASHARD BROOKS COMING OUT BEHIND ME SHE SPOKE, AND SPOKE DIRECTLY TO BROOKS' CHILDREN, THE THREE CHILDREN LEFT BEHIND, SAYING SHE, TOO, KNOWS AND UNDERSTANDS WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LOSE A FATHER AT AN EARLY AGE, AND HAVE A LOT OF ATTENTION >> BLAINE ALEXANDER FORCE IN ATLANTA, THANK YOU

WE'LL SEE YOU TOMORROW MORNING THAT WILL CONCLUDE OUR COVERAGE OF THE FUNERAL OF RASHARD TONIGHT FOR NOW, I'M CRAIG MEL INDIVIDUAL FOR ALL OF US ON NBC NEWS, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US WE RETURN YOU NOW TO REGULAR PROGRAMMING

% HUMBLE THEMSELVES AND % PRAY % IF THEY WOULD % SEEK MY FACE, % TURN FROM THEIR WICKED % WAYS % THEN I WILL HEAR FROM HELP, % FORGIVE THEIR SINS, AND HEAL THEIR % LAND" % WALK TOGETHER, % CHILDREN % DON'T GET WEARY

% THERE'S A GREAT >> WE'RE STARTING WITH NEWS FROM CAPITOL HILL, WHERE DR FAUUCCI TESTIFIED TODAY, SAYING A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE WILL LIKELY BECOME AVAILABLE AT THE END OF THE YEAR OR THE BEGINNING OF 2021 >> I FEEL CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC, CONGRESSWOMAN, THAT WE WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING A VACCINE THERE'S NEVER A GUARANTEE OF THAT, BUT THE EARLY DATA WE'RE SEEING REGARDING THE REDUCTION OF GOOD RESPONSES MAKES ME CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC >> MEANWHILE, A NUMBER OF STATES ARE SEEING SPECK TODAY, ARIZONA REPORTING ITS HIGHLY NEW DAILY CASES YET, THE HIGHEST NUMBER THERE, WHILE HOSPITALIZATIONS IN TEXAS FROM COVID-19 CONTINUE TO RISE TO RECORD LEVELS

THAT'S BEEN GOING ON, THAT'S BEEN THE CASE FOR MORE THAN A WEEK ALSO IN FLORIDA, THE STATE REPORTING MORE THAN 3,200 NEW CASES TODAY, TOTALING MORE THAN 23,000 CASES IN THE LAST 7 DAYS THE MAYOR OF MIAMI HAD THIS TO SAY >> WE FELT THAT THAT WAS THE NEXT REASONABLE STEP WE COULD TAKE WITHOUT HAVING TO GO BACK AND CLOSE BUSINESSES THAT ARE STRUGGLING TO STAY AFLOAT, AND, YOU KNOW, OUR ECONOMY STRUGGLING TO STAY AFLOAT WITH RECORD UNEMPLOYMENT, AND THOSE EMPLOYED ARE DOING SO AT A DEMOCRACYICALLY REDUCED SALARY >>> FROM SARAH ANG,LO, A 7

4 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE HIT SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL MEXICO TODAY AT LEAST ONE PERSON HAS DIED AS A RESULT, AND SEVERAL PEOPLE HAVE BEEN REPORTED TO BE INJURED NOW, THE US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY ESTIMATES THAT ABOUT TWO MILLION PEOPLE FELT STRONG OR MODERATE SHAKING AS A RESULT OF THE EARTHQUAKE

THE EXTENT OF THE FULL DAMAGE IS STILL BEING REVIEWED THERE >>> THE PLAYER IS ASYMPTOMATIC, AND HIS WIFE ALSO TESTED POSITIVE DJOKOVIC HAS COME UNDER FIRE FOR THE SERIES THAT BROUGHT TOGETHER FANS AND PLAYERS IN A STATEMENT, HE SAID, QUOTE, "UNFORTUNATELY, THIS VIRUS IS STILL PRESENT, AND IT IS A NEW REALITY WE ARE STILL LEARNING TO COPE AND LIVE WITH" >>>

>>> ACCORDING TO THE COMMISSION ON PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES, THE UNIVERSITY DIDN'T CITE THE CORONAVIRUS AS A FACTOR IN ITS DECISION, BUT REPORTS EARLIER THIS WEEK SUGGEST IT DID PLAY A ROLE THE DEBATE WILL NOW BE HELD IN MIAMI ON OCTOBER 15th >>> AND LAST UP, PRESIDENT TRUMP VOWING TODAY FOR AN EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT PROTECTS STATUES THIS COMES AFTER PROTESTERS TRIED TO BRING DOWN A STATUE OF ANDREW JACKSON NEAR THE WHITE HOUSE LAST NIGHT BEFORE POLICE INTERVENED THE PRESIDENT CALLING IT DESPICABLE ON TWITTER EARLIER TODAY

>> AND THOSE ARE THE LATEST HEADLINES FOR THIS HOUR AS ALWAYS, WE'LL BE BACK A LITTLE LATER WITH SOME MORE UPDATES ALISON? >> ALL RIGHT, ALEXA THANKS SO MUCH WE'LL SEE YOU SOON

>>> DR ANTHONY FA,CCI WARNING CONGRESS TODAY ABOUT THE ONGOING CORONAVIRUS THREAT >> WE'VE BEEN HIT BADLY I MEAN, ANYBODY WHO LOOKS AT THE NUMBERS, WE'VE HAD NOW OVER 120,000 DEATHS, AND WE'VE HAD TWO AND A HALF MILLION INFECTIONS SO IT'S A SERIOUS SITUATION

>> CAPITOL REPORTER LEANN CALDWELL JOINS ME FROM CAPITOL HILL WHAT ELSE DID YOU TAKE AWAY FROM THE HEARING? >> Reporter: THE TONE OF THIS HEARING WAS QUITE DIFFERENT FROM THE TONE WE OFTEN HEAR FROM THE WHITE HOUSE ON THIS VIRUS THAT IS STILL RAGING ACROSS THIS NATION A COUPLE THINGS OF NOTE, DR FAUCCI TALKED ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF WEARING MASKS, SOMETHING THE PRESIDENT IS IN ARIZONA RIGHT NOW, AND SAID HE IS NOT GOING TO BE WEARING A MASK THE PRESIDENT SAID THAT HE WASN'T JOKING DR FAUCCI AND THE OTHERS REMEMBER THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE THE PRESIDENT DID NOT EVER ASK THEM THOSE THINGS SO THIS WAS A HEARING WAS VERY STRIKINGLY DIFFERENT IN TONAL, SOMETHING MADE MUCH MORE SOMBER, BASED IN REALITY WE ARE HEARING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE ON A DAILY BASIS ABOUT HOW AMERICANS CAN DEAL WITH THE CORONAVIRUS AND HOW THE COUNTRY IS PERHAPS RESPONDING TO IT, ALISON

>> LEANN, BOBBY RUSH FROM ILLINOIS ASKED DR FAUCCI WHETHER EYEWITNESS STYLAL RACISM CONTRIBUTED TO VIRUS'S DEVASTATING IMPACT ON BLACK COMMUNITIES HOW DID DR FAUCCI RESPOND TO THAT? >> DR FAUCCI HAD AN EXTREMELY DIFFERENT TAKE FROM WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE WAS SAYING

IT WAS QUITE A STRIKING MOMENT IN THIS HEARING WHEN HE WAS ASKED THAT LISTEN TO WHAT HE HAD TO SAY >> UNFORTUNATELY, WE HAVE A SITUATION WHERE IT'S SORT OF A DOUBLE WHAMMY OF A NEGATIVE CAPABILITY OF THEM THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY HAS SUFFERED FROM RACISM FOR A VERY LONG PERIOD OF TIME, AND I CANNOT IMAGINE THAT THAT HAS NOT CONTRIBUTED TO THE CONDITIONS THEY FIND THEMSELVES IN SO THE ANSWER IS YES

>> DR FAUUCCI WAS THE ONLY PERSON IN THE ADMINISTRATION EARLY ON TALKING ABOUT THE DISPARITY AND HOW THIS VIRUS HAS IMPACTED AFRICAN AMERICANS THE ADMINISTRATION WAS SAYING FOR WEEKS THEY WOULD RELEASE DATA ON THE DISPARATE IMPACT ON WHO WAS BEING AFFECTED BY THIS WE'RE JUST NOW STARTING TO SEE SOME OF THAT DATA

SO THE FACT IS DR FAUCCI, WHO, OF COURSE, HAS BEEN AT ODDS WITH THE PRESIDENT AND THE ADMINISTRATION MANY TIMES THROUGHOUT THE HANDLING OF THE VIRUS ONCE AGAIN SAID WHAT THE PRESIDENT WOULD NOT SAY, THAT RACISM IS, IN FACT, PLAYING A BIG ROLE IN HOW THIS VIRUS IMPACTS PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES, ALISON >>> PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT WAS A MAJOR ISSUE AT THE START OF THIS TESTIMONY WE HEARD SO MUCH ABOUT THE SECOND WAVE COMING IN THE FALL

DO WE GET A BETTER SENSE WHAT THE PPE SITUATION IS IF THAT DOES, IN FACT, HAPPEN >> DR FAUCCI SAID HE THINKS OUR INSTITUTIONS ARE PREPARED FOR THE SECOND WAVE, THAT THEY HAVE BEEN STOCKPILING SOME OF THIS PPE EQUIPMENT HE ALSO TALKED ABOUT THIS ENTIRE THING OF MASK WEARING, SAYING THAT THE REASON THAT THE GUIDANCE EARLY ON WAS FOR US NORMAL PEOPLE WALKING AROUND THE STREETS NOT TO WEAR A MASK WAS BECAUSE THERE WAS A SHORTAGE, AND THEY NEEDED TO SAVE THAT EQUIPMENT FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS SEEING THE INFLUX OF PATIENTS WITH COVID SO HE DID THEY HAVE BEEN TAKING THE SUMMER MONTHS TO PREPARE FOR THE VIRUS IN THE FALL

HE ALSO SAID, IF THIS IS COUPLED WITH THE FLU SEASON, IT COULD BE DEVASTATING AND SO THERE IS NO CHOICE THAT WE HAVE EXCEPT TO STOCKPILE AND PREPARE FOR WHAT COULD LIE AHEAD >> A BIG HEARING ON CAPITOL CURIOUS TO HEAR WHAT DR FAUCCI HAD TO SAY

THANK YOU SO MUCH >> THANK YOU >> DR FAUCCI TESTIFYING BEFORE CONGRESS CASES ARE ON THE RISE IN MORE THAN 25 STATES HE CALLED THE NEXT FEW WEEKS A CRITICAL TIME

>> IN ALL THE AREAS OF THE COUNTRY, WE ARE NOW SEEING A DISTURBING SURGE OF INFECTIONS THAT LOOKS LIKE IT'S A COMBINATION BUT ONE OF THE THINGS IS AN INCREASE IN COMMUNITY SPREAD AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT I'M REALLY QUITE CONCERNED ABOUT RIGHT NOW, THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS ARE GOING TO BE CRITICAL IN OUR ABILITY TO ADDRESS THOSE SURGEONS WE'RE SEEING IN FLORIDA, TEXAS, ARIZONA, AND IN OTHER STATES >> JOINING ME NOW, DR

RICHARD BESSER, FORMER ACTING DIRECTOR AND PRESIDENT OF THE JOHNSON FOUNDATION GREAT TO HAVE YOU BACK THE DOCTOR CALLING THE SURGE IN INFECTIONS DISTURBING, SAYING HE IS PARTICULARLY CASHED ABOUT THE COMMUNITY SPREAD HE'S SEEING YOUR THOUGHTS ON THAT? >> ONE OF THE THINGS THAT CONCERNS ME IS THE INCREDIBLE MIXED MESSAGING EVERY PUBLIC LEADER IN AMERICA IS GREATLY CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON

WE'RE IN THE EARLY PHASE OF THIS PANDEMIC WE'RE CONTINUING TO SEE INCREASING DISEASE SPREAD IN SO MANY DIFFERENT STATES THEN YOU HEAR POLITICAL LEADERS SAYING, "DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT WE HAVE IT UNDER CONTROL GO ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS

" WE HAVE TO DO HARD WORK IDENTIFYING CASES AND CASE TRACKING, ENSURING PEOPLE THEY CAN ISOLATE IN QUARANTINE WE DON'T HAVE THOSE SYSTEMS UP AND RUNNING WHERE THEY NEED TO BE SO SAYING THAT THIS IS UNDER CONTROL AND GO ABOUT BUSINESS IS A REALLY RECKLESS AND DANGEROUS PLACE TO BE IN NOW >> WHAT STRUCK YOU ABOUT TODAY'S HEARING? WELL, I WAS REALLY PLEASED FOR HIM TO CALL OUT THE ISSUE OF INSTITUTIONAL OR STRUCTURAL RACISM

WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHY BLACK AMERICANS, LATINO AMERICANS, NATIVE AMERICANS ARE GETTING HIT SO HARD, AND YOU ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT YOU KNOW, IF YOU'RE SOMEBODY WHO IS REQUIRED TO GO TO WORK AND YOU DON'T HAVE THE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT YOU NEED, THEN YOU'RE GOING TO BE EXPOSED, AND IF YOUR LIVING IN A HOUSEHOLD WITH OLDER RELATIVES THE, YOU ARE GOING TO BE PUTTING HIGH- RISK PEOPLE AT RISK WHAT WE'VE DONE IS TO ENSURE EVERYONE IN AMERICA CAN FOLLOW ALL OF THE GUIDANCE THAT WE KNOW WILL REDUCE RISK WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO IN THAT REGARD I WAS REALLY PLEASED TO SEE DR

FAUCCI, WHO'S SO RESPECTED, RAISING UP THAT ISSUE >> ABSOLUTELY I'D LIKE TO PLAY SOMETHING FROM DR REDFIELD HE TALKED ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS AND THE SEASONAL FLU HAPPENING SOMETIME THIS FALL

>> THIS FALL, BEFORE THE CIRCULATION INCREASED, I ENCOURAGED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO BE PREPARED AND EMBRACE FLU VACCINATION WITH CONFIDENCE FOR YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILIES, AND YOUR COMMUNITIES THIS SINGLE ACT WILL SAVE LIVES >> DOCTOR, WHAT SHOULD WE BE WORRIED ABOUT THIS FALL? WHAT ELSE BESIDES GETTING A FLU SHOT CAN PEOPLE DO TO PROTECT THEMSELVES? >> I THINK DR REDFIELD IS RIGHT WE KNOW FOR ONE, GETTING A FLU SHOT IS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS YOU CAN DO TO REDUCE YOUR RISK FOR THE FLU

WE DON'T KNOW THE PLAYBOOK FOR CORONAVIRUS AND WHAT IT'S GOING TO DO THIS WINTER, BUT WE EXPECT THAT IT'S GOING TO COME BACK IN HIGHER NUMBERS WHEN RESPIRATORY VIRUS SPREADS EASIER SO IF YOU CAN GET THE FLU OUT OF THE PICTURE — YOU'RE REDUCING YOUR RISK WITH THE VACCINE, THAT WILL REDUCE THE RISK YOU END UP IN AN EMERGENCY ROOM OR THE DOCTORS OFFICE WITH FLU- LIKE SYMPTOMS THERE COULD POSSIBLY BE AN OVERWHELMING OF THE HEALTH SYSTEM THE BIG MESSAGE IS, IF WE DON'T GET ON THE SAME PAGE AS THE NATION ABOUT WEARING MASKS AND HAND WASHING, KEEPING 6 FEET APART, IT'S GOING TO BE A REAL CHALLENGE THIS WINTER, BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO NEED EVERYONE TO BE DOING THE RIGHT THING

AND THEN, ON TOP OF THAT, IT WILL BE CHALLENGING IF WE DON'T HAVE A NATIONAL WILL AND A NATIONAL UNITY OF MESSAGE THAT THIS IS WHAT WE NEED TO DO, THE WINNER WILL BE A REAL MESS FOR PEOPLE HERE, AND YOU'RE GOING TO SEE A LOT OF DISEASE SPREAD THAT COULD BE PREVENTED THE OTHER PIECE OF THAT, ALISON, IS, IF WE DON'T GET THIS PUBLIC HEALTH IN LINE IN TERMS OF IDENTIFYING CASES, DOING CONTACT TRACING, AND ENSURING THAT PEOPLE HAVE A SAFE PLACE TO QUARANTINE, IT'S GOING TO BE A MESS, BECAUSE RIGHT NOW, AS DISEASE IS GOING UP, WE'RE SEEING THE INCREASE OF UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE RUN OUT WE'RE SEEING THE FORECLOSURE PROTECTION, EVICTION PROTECTION RUNNING OUT AND THAT MEANS THAT PEOPLE WHO MAY BE SICK OR EXPOSED ARE GOING TO HAVE TO GO TO WORK, BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE, HAVE TO PAY THE RENT

WE WANT TO MAKE IT AS EASY AS POSSIBLE FOR EVERYONE IN AMERICA TO DO THE RIGHT THING TO PROTECT THEMSELVES, THEIR FAMILIES, AND THEIR COMMUNITIES RIGHT NOW, THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT DOING THAT >> >> DR FAUCCI SAID DEATHS LAG INFECTIONS

WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT WHERE WE ARE WITH THE CORONAVIRUS RIGHT NOW? ? I THINK THIS MAY BE STILL SOMETHING THAT'S CONFUSING FOR A LOT OF FOLKS >> YEAH, IT IS REALLY CONFUSING THERE ARE A NUMBER OF THINGS GOING ON THERE HAS BEEN INCREASED TESTING, WHICH FOR AWHILE, INCREASED THE NUMBER OF CASES THAT'S BEEN STEADY FOR SEVERAL WEEKS

WE'RE SEEING INCREASED CASES AROUND YOUNG PEOPLE AND THANKFULLY, MOST YOUNG PEOPLE WHO GET THIS INFECTION WILL DO WELL BUT YOUNG PEOPLE BRING IT TO OLDER PEOPLE THEY BRING IT TO PEOPLE WHO ARE AT GREATER RISK AS THAT HAPPENS AND THOSE INDIVIDUALS GET SICK, THEN YOU'LL SEE INCREASED HOSPITALIZATIONS

EARLY ONLY, YOU'RE SEEING LOT OF YOUNG PEOPLE GETTING INFECTED IT WILL TAKE A COUPLE WEEKS BEFORE YOU SEE HIGH-RISK PEOPLE GET SICK IT WILL TAKE ANOTHER WEEK BEFORE HOSPITALIZATIONS GO UP ONCE PEOPLE ARE HOSPITALIZED, IT'S A COUPLE WEEKS BEFORE PEOPLE WILL EITHER SUCCUMB TO THE DISEASE OR BE ABLE TO GO HOME I'M NOT COMFORTED BY THE FACT THAT HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE STILL STEADY OR SLIGHTLY DECLINING

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR COMING ON AGAIN AND SHARING YOUR EXPER PIECE HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN SOON >> NICE TO MEET YOU >>> A PRIVATE FUNERAL FOR RASHARD BROOKS AT THE HISTORIC EBENEZER CHURCH IN ATLANTA

TELL US ABOUT THE SERVICES TODAY >> HI ALISON, BEFORE I TELL YOU ABOUT THE SERVICES, THE SERVICE JUST ENDED THEY'RE ABOUT TO LEAVE HERE AND HEAD TO THE CEMETERY, BUT EN ROUTE TO THE CEMETERY, THEY'RE GOING TO DRIVE PAST THAT WENDY'S THAT'S WHERE RASHARD BROOKS WAS SITTING IN HIS CAR IN THE DRIVE- THROUGH LANE AT THE RESTAURANT WHEN HE WAS ENCOUNTERED BY POLICE, AND THAT'S BASICALLY WHERE HE HAD A FATAL ENCOUNTER WITH POLICE

FROM THERE, THEY WILL CONTINUE ON TO THE 8 MILES TO THE CEMETERY, WHERE SEE WILL BE BURIED THE SERVICE WAS A ROWING CEREMONY TO REMEMBER A YOUNG MAN NOT JUST AS A NUMBER OR STATISTIC, BUT AS A HUMAN BEING WHO HAD THINGS ABOUT HIM, WHO HAD THOUGHTS ABOUT HIM, BUT SOMEONE WHO LOVED HIS FAMILY THEY THOUGHT HE COULD DANCE THAT BROUGHT JOY AND LAUGHTER FROM THE GUESTS THAT WERE THERE THERE WERE TWO SPEAKERS THAT WERE REALLY MEMORABLE

BUT MOSTLY VERNICE KING, THE DAUGHTER OF DR MARTIN LUTHER KING, WHO PREACHED AT EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH SHE TALKED TO THE FAMILY, AND SHE SAID, "WE REALLY SHOULDN'T BE HERE TODAY" SHE SAID, "RASHARD, THIS SHOULDN'T HAVE HAD TO HAPPEN TO HIM" SHE REFERRED TO THE DAUGHTER OF THE SLAIN CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER, SHARING SHE WAS FAMILIAR WITH THIS

JUST LISTEN >> HAVING A FATHER KILLED WHEN I WAS ONLY FIVE YEARS OF AGE SHE WENT ON TO SAY THIS HAPPENED, SHE REMINDED PEOPLE, IN THE CITY OF ATLANTA THE SLOGAN IS IT'S A CITY TOO BUSY TO HATE SHE SAID IT'S A CITY KNOWN AS THE MECCA OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

SHE SAID THE CITY IS NOT NEW TO SYSTEMIC RACISM IT WAS ECHOED BY RAFAEL WARNET AND HIS EULOGY HE POINTED OUT THAT SOME PEOPLE SAY THERE'S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RASHARD BROOKS AND WHAT HAPPENED TO GEORGE FLOYD, BECAUSE SOME SAY MR BROOKS RAN, BUT MR FLOYD COMPLIED

BUT THE REVEREND SAID WHETHER YOU RUN OR COMPLY, THE DIFFERENCE IS THE SAME THEY ARE SEEN BY THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN, AND MORE HAS TO BE DONE TO CHANGE THAT >> POWERFUL MESSAGING AT THAT SERVICE THERE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE A HEARING TODAY, BUT IT WAS POSTPONED DO WE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED THERE? >> WE UNDERSTAND IT DIDN'T HAVE TO DO WITH TODAY'S CEREMONY, AT THE SAME TIME OF WHAT WAS PLANNED TO BE THE HEARING FOR THE OFFICER

MY UNDERSTANDING IS IT WAS SOME SORT OF SCHEDULING ISSUES THAT CAUSED THAT TO BE POSTPONED AND THE OFFICER CHARGED WITH FELONY MURDER IN THIS CASE, HE REMAINS BEHIND BARS ALISON? >> REHEMA, RASHARD BROOKS' FUNERAL IN ATLANTA, THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS NOW

" >> WE'VE GOT THAT BREAKING NEWS >> WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PROTECTED >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD, LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

HIM THROUGH IT ALL % ♪ I'M GOING TO PRAISE HIM ♪ % COME ON, COME WHAT MAY, COME ON ♪ COME WHAT % MAY ♪ COME WHAT MAY ♪ THROUGH % IT ALL ♪ % THROUGH IT ALL % ♪ I'M GOING TO % PRAISE HIM ♪ >> IT'S DUE OUT JULY 7th, BUT YOU COULD ALWAYS PREORDER IT NOW JACOB JOINS ME NOW FROM YUMA HE'S OVER AT THE BORDER STATION YOU MAY OR MAY NOT REMEMBER THAT AS THE SITE I DID WITH JESSICA AMESLY WITH CHILDREN AT THE BORDER PATROL WE DON'T KNOW WHAT RESULTS OF THE INVESTIGATION INTO THOSE INCIDENT REPORTS ARE, BUT THE PRESIDENT I DON'T BELIEVE HAS MENTIONED THAT WHILE HE WAS AT THE STATION

HE WILL BE ON HIS WAY HERE AT THE WALL, THE 200-MILE AREA IN THE SAN LUIS AREA MUCH OF IT IS REPLACEMENT FENCING IT IS EFFECTIVE IN TERMS OF DETERRING MIGRANTS ACROSS THE MORE DANGEROUS AREAS THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THE STRATEGY DETERRENTS HAS BEEN SINCE IT WAS MAINTAINED

HE'S GOING TO DRESS THE 200 MILES OF THE CONSTRUCTION >> PRESIDENT TRUMP SUITED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER FREEZING WORK VISAS WHAT IMPACT DOES THAT HAVE ON A PLACE LIKE YUMA, FOR EXAMPLE? >> THIS IS THE PRESIDENT'S LATEST ATTEMPT TO DEFEND LEGAL AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IT WILL AFFECT PEOPLE WHO WANT TO COME IN LEGALLY

YOU'VE SEEN THE REPORTS ON THIS IN PARTICULAR THE ONLY THING IS THE PRESIDENT HAS TRIED TO STEM THAT THERE ARE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WAITING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FENCE ALL THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHWEST BORDER, NOT BEING ABLE TO GET INTO THE UNITED STATES, BECAUSE POLICY, THE EXPULSION OF MIGRANTS DOW TO COVID-19 THE ADMINISTRATION HAS LONG WANTED TO IMPLEMENT RESTRICTION POLICIES

>> JACOB, YOU MENTIONED THE CORONAVIRUS PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS SPEAKING TO SUPPORTERS IN PHOENIX ARIZONA HAS CONFIRMED NEARLY 3,600 CASES TODAY WHAT ARE THE CONCERNS ABOUT HIS APPEARANCE TONIGHT >> Reporter: THE OBVIOUS ONES ARE THAT THE VIRUS IS SPREADING AND IT IS SPREADING RAPIDLY HERE IN ARIZONA

THE IDEA OF GOING INTO AN INSIDE FACILITY, THAT MEANS THERE WILL BE WORKERS ON THE WALL IT IS JUST ONE THAT IS QUITE FRANKLY AND ONLY A DANGEROUS PROPOSITION IF YOU LISTEN TO MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS, BUT THAT HASN'T STOPPED THE PRESIDENT BEFORE, IT'S NOT STOPPING HIM TODAY >> JACOB SOREROV, THANK YOU VERY MUCH >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP BACK IN ARIZONA FOR THE SECOND TIME IN SIX WEEKS HIS CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE SPIKING IN STATE

INFECTIONS HAVE DOUBLED THE STATE NOW HAS MORE THAN 58,000 CONFIRMED CASES SUPPORTERS ASKED THE PRESIDENT IF HE WAS KIDDING OVER THE WEEKEND WHEN HE TOLD THE CROWD IN TULSA HE ASKED PEOPLE TO SLOW DOWN CORONAVIRUS TESTING >> WERE YOU JUST KIDDING, OR DO YOU HAVE A PLAN FOR TESTING? >> I DON'T KID, LET ME JUST TELL YOU LET ME MAKE IT CLEAR

WE HAVE GOT THE GREATEST TESTING PROGRAM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD WE TEST BETTER THAN ANYBODY IN THE WORLD OUR TESTS ARE THE BEST IN THE WORLD, AND WE HAVE THE MOST OF THEM BY HAVING MORE TESTS, WE FIND MORE CASES >> NBCNEWS

COM REPORTER SHANNON PETTY JOINING ME NOW DR PETTY TESTIFIED TODAY THAT TO HIS KNOWLEDGE, NO HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVE EVER BEEN TOLD TO SLOW DOWN TESTING, SAYING THEY WILL BE DOING MORE TESTING IS DR FAUCCI AT ODDS WITH THE PRESIDENT HERE? >> THE PRESIDENT HAS MISSED SEVERAL OPPORTUNITIES TO CLEAN UP HIS REMARKS FROM THE OTHER NIGHT, WHERE HE SAID HE WAS JOKING OR SAYING HE WAS TONGUE IN CHEEK, THAT THE NUMBERS DIDN'T LOOK BAD

INSTEAD OF SAYING, "NO, I NEVER TOLD ANYONE TO SLOW DOWN TESTING," HE HAS CONTINUED TO DODGE THE QUESTION AND GO THROUGH THIS LINE ABOUT HOW THE MORE TESTING WE DO, THE MORE CASES IT SHOWS AND THE WORSE IT MAKES US LOOK YOU COULD DO MORE TESTING AND THE NUMBERS COULD GO DOWN I DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S NECESSARILY AT ODDS HERE, BUT THE PRESIDENT HAS REPEATEDLY MADE THE CLAIM THAT HE THINKS TESTING IS MAKING IT LOOK LIKE THERE'S — IT REFLECTS POORLY ON THE JOB THE ADMINISTRATION IS DOING BUT I WILL SAY, TESTING FOR THE MOST PART IS OUT OF IT PRESIDENT'S HANDS AT THIS POINT IT'S GOING ON AT THE STATE LEVELS, THE LOCAL LEVELS, THE INDIVIDUAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDER LEVELS

SO EVEN IF THE PRESIDENT WANTED TO TRY AND PULL BACK ON THE NATION'S TESTING, HE REALLY COULDN'T DO IT AT THIS POINT, AND REALLY, THE TESTS ARE BEING MANUFACTURED AND PUT OUT THERE BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID HE WILL BE ISSUING AN EXECUTIVE ORDER TO PROTECT MONUMENTS VERY SHORTLY HERE'S WHAT HE SAID >> WE'RE LOOKING AT LONG-TERM ACTIONS UNDER THE ACT >> WHAT PROMPTED THAT, AND WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT EXECUTIVE ORDER? THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN COMPLAINING FOR AWHILE ABOUT MONUMENTS MOST OFTEN THE CASE OF LEADERS OR, YOU KNOW, HISTORICAL LEADERS WHO OWN SLAVES, BEING VANDALIZED OR TORN DOWN IT'S BEEN AN ISSUE, NOT JUST THIS YEAR BUT HE'S EXPRESSED DISAGREEMENT WITH — BUT FOR YEARS NOW, HE HAS BEEN OPPOSED TO THE REMOVAL OF MONUMENTS, OF CONFEDERATE LEADERS LAST NIGHT, YOU AUTO SOON VIDEO THERE IN LAFAYETTE SQUARE

DEMONSTRATORS STARTED TO VANDALIZE A MONUMENT OF ANDREW JACKSON IN LAFAYETTE SQUARE PARK THIS WAS A SIGNIFICANT NOTABLE STATUE MOST PEOPLE WHO HAVE SEEN PICTURES OF THE WHITE HOUSE WOULD PROBABLY RECOGNIZE IT THE PRESIDENT SAID PERSONALLY ANDREW JACKSON IS A PRESIDENT HE GREATLY ADMIRED, YOU KNOW, THAT ANDREW JACKSON WAS ONE OF HIS FAVORITE PRESIDENTS SO THIS ONE, OF COURSE, IS A PERSONAL ISSUE WITH THE PRESIDENT, NOT TO MENTION THAT IT WAS HAPPENING JUST FEET AWAY FROM THE WHITE HOUSE

SO THAT IS WHAT PROMPTED HIM TO TALK ABOUT THE INCREASE IN ENFORCEMENT FOR THE LAW THAT ALREADY EXISTS WE DON'T HAVE DETAILS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE SO FAR ABOUT WHAT THAT EXECUTIVE ORDER WOULD ENTAIL, AND WHETHER IT WOULD CHANGE ANYTHING IN REALITY OR IT WOULD BE MOVED, AS THE EXECUTIVE ORDERS OFTEN ARE >> PETER NAVARRO GAVE A SCARE OVERNIGHT WHEN HE SAID THIS ABOUT THE CHINA TRADE DEAL >> DO YOU THINK THAT THE PRESIDENT — HE OBVIOUSLY REALLY WANTED TO HANG ON TO THIS TRADE DEAL AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE HE WANTED TO MAKE GOOD ON THE PROMISES, BECAUSE THERE HAS BEEN PROGRESS MADE ON THAT TRADE DEAL

BUT GIVEN EVERYTHING THAT'S HAPPENED AND ALL THE THINGS YOU JUST LISTED, IS THAT OVER? >> IT'S OVER, YES IT WAS JUST MINUTES AFTER WHEELS UP THAT THAT PLANE TOOK OFF, THAT WE BEGAN TO HEAR ABOUT THIS PANDEMIC >> NAVARRO SAYING THOSE COMMENTS WERE TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYING THE DEAL IS FULLY INTACT DO WE KNOW WHERE THE TRADE DEAL STANDS NOW? >> NAVARRO AND OTHER OFFICIALS TRY TO QUICKLY CLEAN UP THESE REMARKS

THEY'VE SUGGESTED THAT NAVARRO WAS SAYING THAT FORWARD PROGRESS AND ADDITIONAL PROGRESS ON THE TRADE DEAL, THAT THAT IS OVER, BUT THAT THE CURRENT TRADE DEAL THAT IS IN PLACE, THAT THAT STILL EXISTS AND WE HAVE HAT REPEATEDLY FROM THE ADMINISTRATION TODAY WHETHER THAT WAS NAVARRO'S INTENT OR NOT, VERY QUICKLY THEREAFTER, THERE WAS A STRONG PUSH TO REAFFIRM THE FACT THAT THE TRADE DEAL ALREADY IN PLACE WILL REMAIN GOING FORWARD, THERE IS LITTLE OPTIMISM ABOUT BEING ABLE TO GET ANY ADDITIONAL FORWARD PROGRESS SO THAT'S WHERE THINGS STAND NOW, BUT THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN EAGER TO CRITICIZE CHINA, THE RESPONSE OVER THE CORONAVIRUS

>> A LOT GOING ON IN WASHINGTON EVEN AS THE PRESIDENT TRAVELED THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> A LEGAL VICTORY FOR BILL COSBY

THE PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT WROTE HE COULD APPEAL THE CONVICTION >> DANNY SAVALI JOINING ME NOW THE FIRST IS ABOUT WITNESS WHO IS TESTIFIED AGAINST HIM CAN YOU TESTIFY AGAINST HIM? >> I THOUGHT, BACK WHEN COSBY WAS CONVICTED, THIS WOULD BE A RIGHT ISSUE FOR APPEAL

BASICALLY, THERE WERE TWO TRIALS, AND THERE'S A RULE IN CRIMINAL PRACTICE THAT YOU CAN'T CALL A BUNCH OF WITNESSES TO GENERALLY SAY, "THIS DEFENDANT DID A LOT OF BAD THINGS IN THE PAST THERE SHOULD YOU SHOULD CONSIDER THIS THING HE'S CHARGED WITH" IF ALISON IS CHARGED WITH COMMITTING A BANK ROBBERY, I CAN'T CALL ALL THE PEOPLE SAYING, "ALISON WAS UP TO SOME SHADY BUSINESS IN HIGH SCHOOL THEREFORE, SHE COMMITTED THIS BONKRY THAT'S A RULE AGAINST BAD CHARACTER EVIDENCE

THERE'S AN EXCEPTION TO THAT RULE IN THE WORDS OF A BIASED DEFENSE ATTORNEY, IT'S ACTUALLY NOT SO NARROW AND THE RULE IS THIS IF THE EVIDENCE IS NOT TO SHOW THAT THIS PERSON IS BAD CHARACTER, BUT INSTEAD A MODUS OPERANDI IF, FOR EXAMPLE, THIS PARTICULAR BURR ALREADY ALWAYS WORE A PARTICULAR DEAD PRESIDENT MASK OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, THAT MIGHT BE SOMETHING THAT IDENTIFIES THIS PARTICULAR

AND IN THE COSBY CASE, WHAT MADE IT SO STRANGE IS THAT IN THE FIRST TRIAL, THE JUDGE SAID, "YOU CAN CALL ONE PRIOR BAD-ACT WITNESS AS TO COSBY DING THIS KIND OF ACTIVITY BEFORE" IN THE SECOND TRIAL, THE JUDGE ALLOWED THE PROSECUTION TO CALL A BUNCH OF THESE WITNESSES AND I NEVER REALLY GOT AN EXPLANATION WHY SO THAT IS ONE OF THE ISSUES THAT I THINK WILL BE RIGHT FOR APPEAL I'M SURPRISED THE SUPERIOR COURT, APPELLATE COURT DIDN'T TAKE IT UP FOR THE SUPREME COURT IS NOW

>> DANNY, LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT THE SECOND ISSUE IT'S ABOUT THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S DECISION NOT TO CHARGE COSBY A DECADE AGO WHEN CON STAND'S CHARGES WERE FIRST BROUGHT UP WHAT CASE COULD COSBY'S ATTORNEYS MAKE THERE? >> THIS IS AMAZING, BECAUSE THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF FAMOUS PEOPLE JUSTICE IT'S TOTALLY DIFFERENT FROM REGULAR PEOPLE JUSTICE, AND BASICALLY WHAT HAPPENS, LONG, LONG AGO, IS THAT THE THEN PROSECUTOR FOR THE COUNTY THAT WAS CONSIDERING CHARGING COSBY SAID, "WELL, HEY, IF YOU'LL AGREE TO GIVE A DEPOSITION, AND IN A CIVIL CASE, THE VICTIM WILL END UP GETTING SOME MONEY, WELL, THEN, YOU KNOW, MAYBE WE WON'T PROSECUTE, OR WE WON'T — YOU KNOW, THIS CRIMINAL CASE WILL GO AWAY AND ESSENTIALLY, LATER ON, A DECADE LATER, WHEN THEY INTRODUCED — THE PROSECUTION INTRODUCED DEPOSITION TRANSCRIPT TESTIMONY THAT COSBY BELIEVED WAS NEVER GOING TO BE INTRODUCED, THAT HE ENTERED INTO AN AGREEMENT IT WOULD NOT BE INTRODUCED, THAT IS WHAT HE IS ARGUING ON APPEAL

I THINK IT'S NOT AS STRONG AN ISSUE AS THE FIRST ISSUE, THE PRIOR BAD ACTS EVIDENCE, BUT IT IS AN ISSUE YOU'VE GOT TO RAISE WHATEVER YOU CAN ON APPEAL, AND THIS BASICALLY, THIS BROKEN PROMISE FROM AN EARLIER PROSECUTOR, HE SAID IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN BOUND THE LATER PROSECUTOR WHEN HE CHARGED HIM AND TRIED HIM AND INTRODUCED THE EVIDENCE COSBY SAID, "WAIT A MINUTE THAT WAS NEVER SUPPOSED TO BE INTRODUCED" THESE OTHER PEOPLE GOT PAID OFF IN A CIVIL SETTLEMENT

SO THAT'S PART OF THE DEAL THE GOVERNMENT HERE IS SAYING — PROSECUTOR IS SAYING, "NO DEAL WE DIDN'T HAVE TO BE BOUND BY THAT PRIOR" >> WHAT COULD HAPPEN IF THIS APPEAL IS SUCCESSFUL? DOES THAT MEAN COSBY'S CONVICTION COULD BE OVERTURNED ALTOGETHER? >> IT COULD BE OVERTURNED, AND THEN THE COMMONWEALTH, WHICH IS WHAT WE CALL THE PROSECUTION IN PENNSYLVANIA HAS A DIFFICULT CALL TO MAKE ABOUT HOW THEY WANT TO PROCEED

DO THEY WANT TO GO FOR A THIRD TRIAL AGAINST BILL COSBY ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF THE COVID-19 OR THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE MAKING A CALL TO A JURY >> GREAT TO SEE YOU >>> OVER A THOUSAND GOOGLE EMPLOYEES ARE DEMANDING THAT THE COMPANY TAKE REAL STEPS TO DISMANTLING RACISM

THEY'RE CIRCULATING A PETITION SAYING THEY'RE DISAPPOINTED IN THE TECH GIANT'S RESPONSE TO THE PROTEST OVER POLICE BRUTALITY CNBC TECH REPORTER JENNIFER ELIAS JOINS US NOW THE PETITION SAYS THAT SAYING "BLACK LIVES MATTER" IS NOT ENOUGH WHAT SPECIFICALLY ARE THEY ASKING FOR HERE? >> >> THEY KNOW ONE SPECIFICALLY — THE AREA HAS MULTIPLE CONTRACTS WITH MILITARY AS WELL AS LAW ENFORCEMENT

CLARKTOWN POLICE DEPARTMENT IS ONE THAT IT KNOWS WHICH IS BASED OUT OF NEW YORK IT SWITCHED THE PARTNERSHIP THE COMPANY HAS TOUTED, AND USES A NUMBER OF THE PRODUCTS, SUCH AS GMAIL AND WHAT NOT EMPLOYEES ARE ASKING THAT THEY HAVE A NUMBER OF COMPANIES IN ITS PORTFOLIO TO DO THINGS LIKE USE DATA ANALYTICS, ALSO PROVIDING LAW ENFORCEMENT WITH SOME DATA SO THEY'RE ALSO ASKING TO CUT OFF THOSE INVESTMENTS

>> I KNOW AMAZON AND MICROSOFT STOPPED SELLING THEIR FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY TO THE POLICE WHAT IS GOOGLE SAYING ABOUT ITS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE >> THEY HAVEN'T POINTED TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE MORE BROADLY, BUT THEY HAVE SAID, IN RESPONSE TO THE ARTICLE ON THIS, SAYING, "WE'RE NOT SELLING FACIAL RECOGNITION TO AUTHORITIES, LIKE MICROSOFT AND AMAZON WERE DOING" SO IT'S INTERESTING THEY KIND OF FIT THAT IN THERE, BUT THEY HAVEN'T SAID MORE BRADLEY WHAT THEY'RE DOING WITH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SPECIFICALLY THEY HAVE A CONTRACT, IS WHAT WE KNOW, AND THEY STILL HAVE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT

>>> LAST WEEK, GOOGLE SAID IT PUT $175 MILLION TOWARDS SUPPORTING BLACK BUSINESSES DO WE KNOW WHAT ELSE THE COMPANY >> THE COMPANY, BESIDES THE MONETARY COMMITMENTS, THEY'RE ALSO MAKING A FEW TWEAKS INTERNALLY TO HOW THEY KIND OF TREAT EMPLOYEES THEY DID A NUMBER OF SUPPOSED LISTENING SESSIONS WITH SOME OF THEIR BLACK EMPLOYEES THEY'VE MADE A COUPLE CHANGES

THEY'VE VOWED TO INCREASE THE UNDERREPRESENTATION OF PEOPLE IN LEADERSHIP POSITIONS THAT DOESN'T MEAN SPECIFICALLY BLACK EMPLOYEES THERE'S A LITTLE BIT OF A CALM THERE, BECAUSE THAT COULD MEAN A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT THINGS THE CHECKS THEY'VE OFFERED AFTER CORONAVIRUS MEANS THEY CAN ALLOW PEOPLE BACK IN THE OFFICE, NOT ENFORCING A POLICY WHERE COLLEAGUES HAVE HAD TO CHECK EACH OTHER'S BADGES, WHICH HAS RESULTED IN BLACK EMPLOYEES FEELING ISOLATED >> ALL RIGHT, JENNIFER

THANK YOU SO MUCH >> THANK THANK YOU >>> THERE'S NOTHING MORE POWERFUL THAN AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME THE TIME HAS COME TO REALIZE THE DREAM UPON WHICH THIS COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED, EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW >> DID YOU SEE THIS? YOU REMEMBER THAT? YOU WATCHED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE? IT'S FOR YOU

AND IT'S FREE >> FREE >> FREE >> BOOST WITH ME >> THAT'S PEACOCK

THAT'S WHO THAT'S WHAT THAT'S WHY >> COME ON >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS STUFF

OUT % THIS STUFF , >>> RESTAURANTS AND PUBS IN THE UK WILL OPEN ON JULY 4th AND SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL START TO RELAX

NBC NEWS ANNETTE BRADLEY HAS MORE ON PRIME MINISTER BORISJOHNSON'S ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY >> YEAH A BIG DAY HERE IN BRITAIN AND ONE THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR FOR QUITE A LONG TIME REMEMBER, A LOT OF WESTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES HAVE OPENED UP WEEKS AGO

THEY NO LONGER LOOK THE WAY BRITAIN DOES AND WHEN YOU WALK AROUND STREETS, YOU CAN TELL, THERE'S NOT A LOT AROUND RESTAURANTS FOR THE MOST PART ARE SHUT AND THERE'S NO INSIDE TABLE- WAITING SERVICE FOR MOST PLACES BUT NOW, BRITAIN WAS HAPPY TO HEAR PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON ADDRESSING THE COUNTRY AND ANNOUNCING JULY FOURTH, RESTAURANTS, PUBS, HAIRDRESSERS AND A VARIETY ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO WELCOME PEOPLE IN, INDOORS

HE DID SAY IS THAT BRITONS NEED TO REMAIN VIGILANT BUT HE ALSO REDUCED THE SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES FROM 2 METERS TO 1 METER HE SAID, OF COURSE, IF YOU CAN, STILL TRY TO DO THE 2 METERS BUT IF YOU CAN'T THAT IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT MADE HEADLINES FOR A LOT OF BRITONS

THAT SHOWED THAT IS THERE IS NO LONGER THIS SKY- HIGH CONCERNS REMEMBER, BRITAIN IS ONE OF THE WORST- AFFLICTED IN THE WORLD AND HAS BEEN ON LOCKDOWN MORE THAN ANYONE >> HEY, EVERYONE I'M ALLISON MORRIS

LET'S GO TO ALEXA LIAUTAUD SHE HAS THE LATEST FROM NBC NEWSCOM ALEXA, HOW ARE YOU DOING? >> HEY, ALISON THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME

WE ARE STARTING WITH NEWS FROM CAPITOL HILL DR FAUCI TESTIFIED FROM CONGRESS TODAY THE DISEASE EXPERT VOICING HIS CONCERN OVER COVID-19 TRANSMISSION BUT ALSO SAYING, A VACCINE WILL LIKELY BECOME AVAILABLE AT THE END OF THE YEAR OR BEGINNING OF 2021

>> I FEEL CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC, CONGRESSWOMAN, THAT WE WILL BE GETTING A SUCCESSFUL VACCINE THERE IS NO DATE OF THAT YET BUT I AM CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC >> MEANWHILE, A NUMBER OF STATES ARE SEEING COVID SPIKES ARIZONA REPORTING ITS HIGHEST DAILY NUMBERS THERE

WHILE HOSPITALIZATIONS IN TEXAS FROM COVID-19 CONTINUE TO RISE IN LEVELS THAT'S BEEN GOING ON FOR MORE THAN A WEEK ALSO IN FLORIDA, THE STATE REPORTING MORE THAN 3200 NEW CASES TODAY TOTALING MORE THAN 23,000 CASES IN THE LAST SEVEN DAYS THE MAYOR OF MIAMI HAD THIS TO SAY

>> WE THOUGHT THAT THAT WAS THE NEXT REASONABLE STEP THAT WE COULD TAKE, WITHOUT HAVING TO GO BACK AND CLOSE BUSINESSES THAT ARE STRUGGLING TO STAY AFLOAT AND YOU KNOW, STAYING AFLOAT WITH RECORD UNEMPLOYMENT DOING SO AT A DRASTIC AND REDUCED SALARY >> NOW, FROM NBC'S ERICA ANGULO, A 74 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE HIT SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL MEXICO TODAY

AT LEAST ONE PERSON HAS DIED AS A RESULT AND SEVERAL PEOPLE HAVE BEEN REPORTED TO BE INJURED NOW, THE US GEOLOGICAL STORY ESTIMATES THAT ABOUT 2 MILLION PEOPLE FELT STRONG OR MODERATE SHAKING AS A RESULT OF THE QUAKE

THE EXTENT OF THE FULL DAMAGE IS BEING REVIEWED THERE >>> AND NOVAD DJOKOVIC HAS TESTED POSITIVE THE PLAYER IS ASYMPTOMATIC AND HIS WIFE ALSO TESTED POSITIVE HE HAS COME UNDER FIRE IN AA STATEMENT, HE SAID, QUOTE, UNFORTUNATELY, THIS VIRUS IS STILL PRESENT

AND IT IS A NEW REALITY THAT WE ARE STILL LEARNING TO COPE AND LIVE WITH >>> NOW, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, PULLING OUT OF HOSTING THE SECOND PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE THIS FALL ACCORDING TO THE COMMISSION ON PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES, THE UNIVERSITY DIDN'T CITE THE CORONAVIRUS AS A FACTOR IN ITS DECISION BUT REPORTS EARLIER THIS WEEK, SUGGEST IT DID PLAY A ROLE THE DEBATE WILL NOW BE HELD INMIAMI ON OCTOBER 15th

>>> AND LAST UP, PRESIDENT TRUMP VOWING TO ISSUE AN EXECUTIVE ORDER THIS COMES AFTER PROTESTORS TRY TO BRING DOWN A STATUE OF ANDREW JACKSON NEAR THE WHITE HOUSE LAST NIGHT, BEFORE THE POLICE INTERVENE THE PRESIDENT CALLING IT DESPICABLE ON TWITTER TODAY AND THOSE ARE THE LATEST HEADLINES FOR THIS HOUR AS ALWAYS, WE'LL BE BACK A LITTLE LATER WITH MORE UPDATES

ALISON? >> ALL RIGHT, ALEXA, THANK YOU SO MUCH WE'LL SEE YOU SOON >>> DR ANTHONY FAUCI, WARNING CONGRESS TODAY ABOUT THE ONGOING CORONAVIRUS THREAT >> WE HAVE BEEN HILT BADLY

NOW, WE HAVE 2 1/2 MILLION INFECTIONS AND MANY DEATHS IT'S A SERIOUS SITUATION >> AND LEANNE CALDWELL JOINS ME FROM CAPITOL HILL WHAT ELSE DID YOU TAKE FROM TODAY? >> THE TONE IS QUITE DIFFERENT FROM THE TONE THAT WE HEAR FROM THE PRESIDENT, ON THE WHITE HOUSE, ON THIS VIRUS THAT IS STILL RAGING ACROSS THIS NATION A COUPLE OF THINGS OF NOTE

DR FAWMPY TALKED ABOUT — FAUCI TALKED ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF WEARING MASKS SOMETHING THE PRESIDENT IS IN ARIZONA RIGHT NOW, CURRENTLY AND SAID HE IS NOT GOING TO BE WEARING A MASK ALSO TALKS ABOUT THE ISSUE OF IF THE PRESIDENT DID ASK FOR THEM TO SLOW DOWN TESTING

WELL, THE PRESIDENT SAID THAT HE WASN'T JOKING DR FAUCI AND THE OTHERS REMEMBER THAT THE CORONAVIRUS TASK FORCE SAID THE PRESIDENT DID NOT EVER ASK THEM THOSE THINGS SO THIS WAS A HEARING THAT WAS VERY STRIKINGLY DIFFERENT IN TONE, SOMETHING THAT IS BASED MUCH MORE SOMBER, PERHAPS BASED IN MORE REALITY, THAT WE ARE HEARING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE ON A DAILY BASIS, ON HOW AMERICANS CAN DEAL WITH THE CORONAVIRUS AND HOW THE COUNTRY IS PERHAPS RESPONDING TO IT, ALISON

>> LEANNE, CONGRESSMAN BOBBY RUSH FROM ILLINOIS ASKED DR FAUCI WHETHER INSTITUTIONAL RACISM CONTRIBUTED TO THE VIRUS'S DEVASTATING IMPACT ON THE COMMUNITIES? HOW DOES DR FAUCI RESPOND TO THAT? >> DR FAUCI AGAIN HAD AN EXTREMELY DIFFERENT TAKE ON WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE WAS SAYING IT WAS QUITE A STRIKING MOMENT IN THIS HEARING WHEN HE WAS ASKED THAT

LIST TONE WHAT HE HAD TO SAY >> WELL, UNFORTUNATELY, WE HAVE A SITUATION, WHERE IT'S SORT OF A DOUBLE WHAMMY OF A NEGATIVE CAPABILITY OF THEM TO RESPOND THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN BECAUSE OF UNDERLYING CONDITIONS AND THECONDITIONS IN WHICH THEY FIND THEMSELVES WITH THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY HAS SUFFERED FROM RACISM FOR A VERY, VERY LONG PERIOD OF TIME AND I CANNOT IMAGINE THAT THAT HAS NOT CONTRIBUTED TO THE CONDITIONS THAT THEY FIND THEMSELVES IN ECONOMICALLY AND OTHERWISE SO THE ANSWER, CONGRESSMAN, IS YES

>> DR FAUCI WAS ONE OF THE ONLY PEOPLE IN THE ADMINISTRATION EARLY ON WHO WAS TALKING ABOUT THE DISPARITY IN HOW THIS VIRUS HAS IMPACTED AFRICAN AMERICANS THE ADMINISTRATION WAS SAYING FOR WEEKS THAT THEY WOULD RELEASE DATA ON THE DISPAIR SITE IMPACT ON WHO WAS BEING AFFECTED BY THIS WE'RE JUST NOW STARTING TO SEE SOME OF THAT DATA SO THE FACT THAT DR

FAUCI, WHO, OF COURSE, WE KNOW HAS BEEN AT ODDS WITH THE PRESIDENT AND ADMINISTRATION, MANY TIMES THROUGHOUT THE HANDLING OF THE VIRUS, ONCE AGAIN SAID WHAT THE PRESIDENT WOULD NOT SAY, THAT RACISM IS, IN FACT, PLAYING A BIG ROLE IN HOW THIS VIRUS IMPACTS PEOPLE AND COMMUNITIES, ALISON >> LEANNE, WE KNOW PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT WAS A MAJOR ISSUE AT THE START OF THIS PANDEMIC WE'VE HEARD SO MUCH ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF A SECOND WAVE COMING IN THE FALL DO WE GET A BETTER SENSE TODAY OF WHAT THE PPE SITUATION IS, IF THAT DOES, IN FACT, HAPPEN? >> HERE'S THE GOOD NEWS DR

FAUCI SAID HE THINKS OUR INSTITUTIONS ARE PREPARED FOR PERHAPS THE SECOND WAVE, THAT THEY HAVE BEEN STOCKPILING SOME OF THIS PPE EQUIPMENT BUT HE ALSO TALKED ABOUT THIS ENTIRE THING OF MASK WEARING, SAYING THAT THE REASONS THE GUIDANCE EARLY ON WAS FOR US NORMAL PEOPLE, WALKING AROUND THE STREETS, NOT TO WEAR MASKS, IS BECAUSE THERE WAS A SHORTAGE AND THEY NEEDED TO SAVE THAT EQUIPMENT FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS, WHO WERE SEEING THE INFLUX OF PATIENTS WITH COVID SO HE DID SAY THAT THEY HAVE BEEN TAKING THE SUMMER MONTHS TO PREPARE FOR PERHAPS THE CRUSH OF THE VIRUS IN THE FALL BECAUSE HE ALSO SAID THAT IF THIS IS COUPLED WITH A FLU SEASON, IT COULD BE DEVASTATING

SO THERE IS NO CHOICE THAT WE HAVE, EXCEPT TO STOCKPILE AND PREPARE FOR WHAT COULD LIE AHEAD >> A BIG HEARING ON CAPITOL HILL TODAY, LEANNE A LOT OF PEOPLE CURIOUS WHAT DR FAUCI HAD TO SAY THANK YOU FOR RUNNING US THROUGH HIS TESTIMONY

>> THANK YOU >>> DR FAUCI TESTIFYING BEFORE CONGRESS, AS CASES ARE ON THE RISE IN MORE THAN 25 STATES HE CALLED THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, A CRITICAL TIME

>> IN OTHER AREAS OF THE COUNTRY, WE'RE NOW SEEING A DISTURBING SURGE OF INFECTIONS THAT LOOKS LIKE IT'S A COMBINATION, BUT ONE OF THE THINGS IS, AN INCREASE IN COMMUNITY SPREAD AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT I'M REALLY QUITE CONCERNED ABOUT RIGHT NOW, THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS ARE GOING TO BE CRITICAL IN OUR ABILITY TO ADDRESS THOSE SURGINGS THAT WE'RE SEEING IN FLORIDA, IN TEXAS, IN ARIZONA, AND IN OTHER STATES >> JOINING ME NOW, DR RICHARD BESSER, FORMER ACTING CDC DIRECTOR AND CEO OF THE DR

WOODRUFF FOUNDATION GREAT TO HAVE YOU BACK DR FAUCI CALLED THIS SURGE IN INFECTIONS DISTURBING, SAYING HE IS PARTICULARLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE COMMUNITY SPREAD HE'S SEEING YOUR THOUGHTS ON THAT? >> YEAH

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT CONCERNS ME IS THE INCREDIBLE MIXED MESSAGING EVERY PUBLIC HEALTH LEADER IN AMERICA IS GREATLY CONCERNED BY WHAT IS GOING ON WE'RE IN THE EARLY PHASE OF THIS PANDEMIC WE'RE CONTINUING TO SEE INCREASING DISEASE SPREAD IN SO MANY DIFFERENT STATES AND THEN YOU HEAR POLITICAL LEADERS ALL OVER THE BOARD, SOME SAYING DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT, WE HAVE IT UNDER CONTROL, GO ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS

THAT'S NOT THE WAY WE GET THIS UNDER CONTROL IT HAS TO BE THROUGH HARD PUBLIC HEALTH WORK, TO IDENTIFYING CASES AND CASE TRACKING, ENSURING PEOPLE CAN ISOLATE AND QUARANTINE WE DON'T HAVE THOSE SYSTEMS UP AND RUNNING WHERE THEY NEED TO BE SO SAYING THAT THIS IS UNDER CONTROL IS GO ABOUT BUSINESS IS A REALLY RECKLESS AND DANGEROUS PLACE TO BE IN RIGHT NOW >> WHAT STRUCK YOU MOST ON TODAY'S HEARING? WHETHER IT WAS SOMETHING DR

FAUCI SAID OR SOMETHING YOU HEARD FROM ONE OF THE OTHER OFFICIALS THERE TODAY? >> YOU KNOW, I WAS REALLY PLEASED FOR HIM TO CALL OUT THE ISSUE OF THE INSTITUTIONAL OR STRUCTURAL RACISM WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHY BLACK AMERICANS, LATINO AMERICANS, NATIVE AMERICANS, ARE GETTING HIT SO HARD, AND YOU ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT IF YOU'RE SOMEBODY WHO IS REQUIRED TO GO TO WORK, AND YOU DON'T HAVE THE PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT YOU NEED THEN YOU'RE GOING TO BE EXPOSED AND IF YOU ARE LIVING IN A HOUSEHOLD WITH OLDER RELATIVES, YOU'RE GOING TO BE PUTTING HIGH- RISK PEOPLE AT RISK

AND WE HAVEN'T DONE ALL WE CAN TO ENSURE THAT EVERYONE IN AMERICA CAN FOLLOW ALL OF THE GUIDANCE THAT WE KNOW WILL REDUCE RISK WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO IN THAT REGARD AND I WAS REALLY PLEASED TO SEE DR FOUCHY, WHO IS SORESPECTED, RAISING UP THAT ISSUE >> ABSOLUTELY

I'D LIKE TO PLAY SOMETHING FROM CDC DIRECTOR ROBERT REDFIELD HE TALKED TO THE DANGERS OF THE CORONAVIRUS, AND THE SEASONAL FLU HAPPENING AT THE SAME TIME THIS FALL HERE IT IS >> THIS FALL, BEFORE THE SEASONAL CIRCULATION OF INFLUENZA INCREASED, I ENCOURAGED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO BE PREPARED AND TO EMBRACE FLU VACCINATION WITH CONFIDENCE FOR YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILIES AND THE COMMUNITIES THIS SINGLE ACT WILL SAVE LIVES

>> WHAT SHOULD WE BE WORRIED ABOUT THIS FALL? AND WHAT ELSE BESIDES GETTING A FLU SHOT CAN PEOPLE DO TO PROTECT THEMSELVES? >> I THINK DR REDFIELD IS RIGHT WE KNOW FOR ONE THAT GETTING A FLU SHOT IS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS YOU CAN DO TO REDUCE YOUR RISK FOR THE FLU BUT WE DON'T KNOW THE PLAYBOOK FOR CORONAVIRUS AND WHAT IT'S GOING TO DO THIS WINTER BUT WE EXPECT THAT IT IS GOING TO COME BACK IN HIGHER NUMBERS WHEN RESPIRATORY VIRUSES SPREAD EASIER

SO IF YOU CAN GET THE FLU OUT OF THE PICTURE, BY REDUCING YOUR RISK FOR THE VACCINE, THAT WILL REDUCE THE RISK THAT YOU'RE GOING TO END UP IN AN EMERGENCY ROOM OR DOCTOR'S OFFICE, WITH FLU- LIKE SYMPTOMS AND EITHER PICK UP CORONAVIRUS THERE, OR OVERWHELM THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM THAT IS DEALING WITH TWO DISEASES AT THE SAME TIME YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT THE BIG MESSAGE IS, IF WE DON'T GET ON THE SAME PAGE AS A NATION, ABOUT WEARING MASKS AND HAND WASHING, KEEPING 6'APART IT'S GOING TO BE A REAL CHALLENGE THIS WINTER, BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO NEED EVERYONE TO BE DOING THE RIGHT THING AND THEN ON TOP OF THAT, IT'S STILL GOING TO BE CHALLENGING REMEMBER BUT IF WE DON'T HAVE A NATIONAL WILL A NATIONAL UNITY OF MESSAGE, THAT THIS IS WHAT WE NEED TO DO, THEN THE WINNER IS GOING TO BE A REAL MESS FOR PEOPLE HERE

AND YOU'RE GOING TO BE SEEING A LOT OF DISEASE SPREAD AND TRANSMISSION THAT COULD BE PREVENTED THE OTHER PIECE OF THAT, ALISON, IS THAT IF WE DON'T GET THIS PUBLIC HEALTH PIECE IN LINE, IN TERMS OF IDENTIFYING CASES, DOING CONTACT TRACING, AND ENSURING THAT PEOPLE HAVE A SAFE PLACE TO QUARANTINE, IT'S GOING TO BE A MESS BECAUSE RIGHT NOW, AS DISEASE IS GOING UP, WE'RE SEEING THE INCREASED UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE STARTING TO RUN OUT WE'RE SEEING THE FORECLOSURE PROTECTION, EVICTION PROTECTION RUNNING OUT AND THAT MEANS THAT PEOPLE WHO MAY BE SICK OR MAY BE EXPOSED, ARE GOING TO HAVE TO GO TO WORK

BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE AND THEY HAVE TO PAY THE RENT WE WANT TO MAKE IT AS EASY AS POSSIBLE FOR EVERYONE IN AMERICA, TO DO THE RIGHT THING TO PROTECT THEMSELVES, THEIR FAMILIES AND THEIR COMMUNITIES AND RIGHT NOW, THE FORECAST — GOVERNMENT IS NOT DOING THAT >> DR

BESSER, DR FAUCI EXPLAINED WHY CASES ARE RISING, BUT DEATHS ARE DECLINING, SAYING THAT DEATHS LAG INFECTIONS WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT WHERE WE ARE WITH THE CORONAVIRUS RIGHT NOW? I THINK THIS IS SOMETHING THAT MAY BE STILL CONFUSING FOR A LOT OF FOLKS >> YEAH, IT IS REALLY CONFUSING BECAUSE THERE'S A NUMBER OF THINGS GOING ON

THERE'S BEEN INCREASED TESTING BUT FOR A WHILE, THAT WOULD INCREASE THE CASES BUT THAT'S BEEN PRETTY STEADY FOR SEVERAL WEEKS WE'RE SEEING INCREASED AMOUNT IN YOUNG PEOPLE THANKFULLY, MOST YOUNG PEOPLE WHO GET THIS WILL DO WELL BUT YOUNG PEOPLE BRING IT TO OLDER PEOPLE

THEY BRING IT TO PEOPLE WHO ARE AT GREATER RISK BUT AS THAT HAPPENS AND THOSE INDIVIDUALS GET SICK, THEN YOU'LL SEE INCREASED HOSPITALIZATIONS, AND UNFORTUNATELY, YOU'LL SEE IT AMONG THOSE WHO ARE HOSPITALIZED INCREASING DEATHS IF EARLY ON, YOU SEE A LOT OF YOUNG PEOPLE GETTING INFECTED, IT WILL TAKE A COUPLE OF WEEKS BEFORE YOU SEE OLDER AND HIGH RISK PEOPLE GETTING SICK THEN HOSPITALIZATIONS GO UP AND ONCE PEOPLE ARE HOSPITALIZED, IT'S A COUPLE OF WEEK BEFORE PEOPLE WILL EITHER SUCCUMB TO THE DISEASE OR IMPROVE AND GO HOME

I'M NOT COMFORTED BY THE FACT THAT HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE STILL STEADY OR SLIGHTLY DECLINING IT COULD TAKE A WHILE TO SEE THE EFFECT OF THE INCREASED CASES >> DR BESSER, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING ON AGAIN AND SHARING YOUR EXPERTISE I HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN SOON

>> THANKS, ALISON NICE TO BE HERE >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP VISITING A NEW SECTION OF THE BORDER WALL IN YUMA, ARIZONA TODAY CREWS HAVE BUILT DOZENS OF MILES OF NEW FENCING THERE TWO OF THOSE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS HAVE NOW TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

NBC NEWS CORRESPONDENT JACOB IS IN YUMA TODAY HE IS THE AUTHOR OF SEPARATED IN TRAGEDY HAS BOOK LOOKS AT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, SEPARATION OF MIGRANT FAMILY JACOB JOINS ME NOW FROM YUMA AND TELL ME ABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S VISIT THERE TODAY? >> WELL, ALISON, HE'S OVER AT THE BORDER PATROL STATION HERE IN YUMA NOW

AND YOU MAY OR MAY NOT REMEMBER THAT AS THE SITE OF THE INVESTIGATION I DID WITH JULIA AINSLY LAST SUMMER, WHERE 30 MIGRANT CHILDREN ALLEGE MISTREATMENT AT THE HANDS OF BORDER PATROL WE STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT THE RESULTS OF THE INVESTIGATION INTO THOSE INCIDENT REPORTS ARE BUT THE PRESIDENT, I DON'T BELIEVE, HAS MENTIONED THAO HIS WAY TO THE YUMA STATION AND HE'S ON HIS WAY TO TOUR THE BORDER WALL, THE 200th MILE OF IT AT LEAST THAT'S WHAT THE ADMINISTRATION IS SAYING

IN THE YUMA, SAN LUIS AREA WHAT HE WILL SEE IS WHAT YOU SEE BEHIND ME A 30-FOOT STEEL BALLARD FENCE I DON'T THINK DISTINCTION IS IMPORTANT THIS IS BIG

AND IT IS EFFECTIVE IN TERMS OF DETERRING MIGRANTS IN TERMS OF DANGEROUS AND MORE MIGRANT AREAS AND THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT THE BORDER PATROL STRATEGY'S DETERRENCE HAS BEEN PRESIDENT TRUMP IS GOING TO COME OUT HE'S GOING TO TAKE A LOOK AT THIS AND HE'S GOING TO CELEBRATE THE 200th MILE OF THE BORDER WALL CONSTRUCTION

AT A TIME WHEN COVID-19 IS ABSOLUTELY EXPLODING HERE IN THE YUMA AREA INCLUDING TWO WORKERS WHO WERE WORKING ON THIS VERY WALL, TESTING POSITIVE FOR THE DISEASE ALISON? >> JACOB, DID PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGN AN EXECUTIVE ORDER, FREEZING IMMIGRANT WORK VISAS? LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT AND WHAT POTENTIAL IMPACT COULD THAT HAVE ON A PLACE LIKE YUMA, FOR EXAMPLE? >> THE PRESIDENT'S ATTEMPT TO STEM LEGAL AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IT WILL NOT AFFECT THE FARM WORKERS JUST BEHIND THE CAMERA

BUT IT WILL AFFECT PEOPLE WHO WANT TO COME IN LEGALLY WHICH IS WHY YOU WANT TO PUSH BACK BUT LEGAL IMMIGRATION IS NOT THE ONLY THING THE PRESIDENT WANTS TO STEM THERE ARE THOUSANDS NOT ABLE TO GET INTO THE UNITED STATES BECAUSE THE REMAIN-IN- MEXICO POLICY, THE EXPLOSION OF MIGRANTS, DUE TO COVID-19 THE ADMINISTRATION HAS LONG WANTED TO IMPLEMENT RESTRICTIVE IMMIGRATION POLICIES AND UNDER THE COVER OF COVID, THEY'VE DONE JUST THAT

>> PRESIDENT TRUMP IS SPEAKING TO SUPPORTERS IN PHOENIX TODAY MEANWHILE, ARIZONA HAS CONFIRMED, NEARLY 3600 NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES TODAY WHAT ARE THE CONCERNS ABOUT HIS APPEARANCE THERE TONIGHT? >> Reporter: WELL, THE OBVIOUS ONES, WHICH ARE THE VIRUS IS SPREADING AND IT'S SPREADING RAPIDLY HERE IN ARIZONA AND THE IDEA OF GOING TO AN INSIDE FACILITY LOOK

COMING TO OUR BORDER WORKERS ON THE WALL HAVE THE VIRUS MUCH LESS GOING TO AN INDOOR FACILITY IT IS ONE THAT QUITE FRANKLY AND OBVIOUSLY, IS A DANGEROUS PROPOSITION, IF YOU LISTEN TO MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS, BUT THAT HASN'T STOPPED THE PRESIDENT BEFORE IT'S NOT STOPPING HIM TODAY

>> JACOB SOBOROFF, IN YUMA, ARIZONA, THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> PRESIDENT TRUMP BACK IN ARIZONA FOR THE SECOND TIME IN SIX WEEKS, AS CORONAVIRUS CASES ARE SPIKING IN THE STATE INFECTIONS HAD DOUBLED IN ARIZONA, IN THE LAST 15 DAYS THE STATE NOW HAS MORE THAN 58,000 CONFIRMED CASES BEFORE HE TOOK OFF FOR ARIZONA, REPORTERS ASKED THE PRESIDENT IF HE WAS KIDDING OVER THE WEEKEND WHEN HE TOLD THE CROWD IN TULSA, THAT HE ASKED HIS PEOPLE TO SLOW DOWN CORONAVIRUS TESTING

>> WERE YOU JUST KIDDING? OR DO YOU HAVE A PLAN TO SLOW DOWN TESTING? >> I DON'T KID LET ME TELL YOU LET ME MAKE IT CLEAR WE HAVE GOT THE GREATEST TESTING PROGRAM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD WE TEST BETTER THAN ANYBODY IN THE WORLD

OUR TESTS ARE THE BEST IN THE WORLD AND WE HAVE THE MOST OF THEM BY HAVING MORE TESTS, WE FIND MORE CASES >> NBC NEWSCOM SENIOR WHITE HOUSE REPORTER, SHANNON PETTY PIECE JOINING ME NOW

AND SHANNON, DR FAUCI TESTIFIED ON CAPITOL HILL, THAT TO HIS KNOWLEDGE, NO HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN TOLD TO SLOW DOWN TESTING IN FACT, THEY'LL BE DOING MORETESTING IS DR FAUCI AT ODDS WITH THE PRESIDENT HERE? >> YOU KNOW, THE PRESIDENT HAS MISSED SEVERAL OPPORTUNITIES TO CLEAN UP THESE REMARKS FROM THE OTHER NIGHT, WHERE AIDES SAY HE WAS JOKING OR IT WAS TONGUE IN CHEEK WHEN HE SAID THAT HE WANTED TESTING TO SLOW DOWN SO THE NUMBERS DIDN'T LOOK BAD

INSTEAD OF SAYING, NO, I NEVER TOLD ANYONE TO SLOW DOWN TESTING, HE HAS CONTINUED TO DODGE THE QUESTION, GO TO THIS LINE ABOUT HOW THE MORE TESTING THEY DO, THE MORE CASES IT SHOWS, AND THE WORK THAT MAKES US LOOK OF COURSE, YOU COULD DO MORE TESTING AND THE NUMBERS COULD STILL GO DOWN IF THERE WAS MORE INFECTION OUT THERE BUT BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT OF INFECTION OUT THERE, WE KEEP SEEING THE NUMBERS GO UP I DON'T KNOW IF THEY'RE NECESSARILY AT ODDS HERE BUT THE PRESIDENT HAS REPEATEDLY MADE THIS CLAIM THAT HE THINKS TESTING IS MAKING IT LOOK LIKE THERE IS A — YOU KNOW, THAT IT REFLECTS POORLY ON THE JOB THE ADMINISTRATION IS DOING

BUT I WILL SAY, TESTING FOR THE MOST PART, WITHOUT A PRESIDENT'S HAND AT THIS POINT, IT IS GOING ON AT THE STATE LEVEL, LOCAL LEVEL, THE INDIVIDUAL HEALTHCARE PROVIDER LEVEL SO EVEN IF THE PRESIDENT WANTED TO TRY TO PULL BACK ON THE NATION'S TESTING, HE REALLY COULDN'T DO IT AT THIS POINT AND REALLY, THE TESTS ARE BEING MANUFACTURED AND PUT OUT THERE BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR, AS ARE ALL THE SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT THAT IS NEEDED FOR IT >> SHANNON, PRESIDENT TRUMP ANNOUNCED THAT HE'LL BE ISSUING EXECUTIVE ORDER TO PROTECT MONUMENTS VERY SHORTLY HERE'S WHAT HE SAID

>> WE'RE LOOKING AT LONG-TERM SENTENCINGS UNDER THE ACT WE HAVE A VERY SPECIFIC ATTACK AND WE ARE LOOKING AT LONG- TERM JAIL SENTENCES FOR THESE VANDALS AND THESE HOODLUMS AND THESE ANARCHISTS AND AGITATORS CALL THEM WHATEVER YOU WANT SOME PEOPLE DON'T LIKE THAT LANGUAGE, BUT THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE

THEY'RE BAD PEOPLE THEY DON'T LOVE OUR COUNTRY AND THEY'RE NOT TAKING DOWN OUR MONUMENT >> SHANNON, WHAT PROMPTED THAT? AND WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE EXECUTIVE ORDER? >> WELL, THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN COMPLAINING FOR A WHILE ABOUT YOU KNOW, MONUMENTS, MOST OFTEN THE CASE OF CONFEDERATE LEADERS OR HISTORICAL FIGURES WHO OWN SLAVES

BEING VANDALIZED OR TORN DOWN IT'S BEEN AN ISSUE THAT HE HAS EXPRESSED HIS DISAGREEMENT WITH BUT FOR YEARS NOW, HE'S BEEN OPPOSED TO THE REMOVAL OF MONUMENTS OF CONFEDERATE LEADERS LAST NIGHT, HAVE SEEN SOME VIDEO THERE IN LAFAYETTE SQUARE DEMONSTRATORS THERE STARTED TO VANDALIZE A MONUMENT OF ANDREW JOHNSON

AND WERE ATTEMPTING TO PULL IT DOWN TO LAW ENFORCEMENT THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT, NOTABLE STATUE ANYBODY WHO HAS BEEN TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND MOST PEOPLE HAVE SEEN PICTURES AND VIDEOS OF THE WHITE HOUSE WOULD PROBABLY RECOGNIZE IT THE PRESIDENT PERSONALLY HAS SAID ANDREW JACKSON IS A PRESIDENT HE GREATLY ADMIRED THAT ANDREW JACKSON WAS ONE OF HIS FAVORITE PRESIDENTS

SO THIS LINE, OF COURSE, IS A PERSONAL ISSUE WITH THE PRESIDENT NOT TO MENTION THAT IT WAS HAPPENING JUST FEET AWAY FROM THE WHITE HOUSE SO THAT IS WHAT PROMPTED HIM TO TALK ABOUT INCREASED ENFORCEMENT FOR A LAW THAT ALREADY EXISTS AS WELL AS THE EXECUTIVE ORDER BUT WE DON'T HAVE ANY DETAILS FROM THE WHITE HOUSE SO FAR, ABOUT WHAT THAT EXECUTIVE ORDER WOULD ENTAIL

AND WHETHER IT WOULD CHANGE ANYTHING IN REALITY OR IF IT WOULD BE MORE OF A SYMBOLIC MOVE, AS THESE EXECUTIVE ORDERS OFTEN ARE >> SHANNON, ONE LAST QUESTION FOR YOU WHITE HOUSE TRADE ADVISER, PETER NAVARRO GAVE MARKETS A SCARE OVERNIGHT, WHEN HE SAID THIS ABOUT THE CHINA TRADE DEAL >> DO YOU THINK THAT THE PRESIDENT SORT OF — I MEAN, HE OBVIOUSLY REALLY WANTED TO HANG ONTO THIS TRADE DEAL AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE

AND HE WANTED THEM TO MAKE GOOD ON THE PROMISES BECAUSE THERE HAD BEEN PROGRESS MADE ON THAT TRADE DEAL BUT GIVEN EVERYTHING THAT HAS HAPPENED AND ALL THE THINGS YOU JUST LISTED IS THAT OVER? >> IT'S OVER, YES WITH JUST MINUTES AFTER WHEELS UP, WHEN THAT PLANE TOOK OFF, THAT WE BEGAN TO HEAR ABOUT THIS PANDEMIC

>> SHANNON, NOW NAVARRO IS SAYING THOSE COMMENTS WERE TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT PRESIDENT TRUMP ALSO SAYING THE DEAL IS FULLY INTACT DO WE KNOW WHERE THE CHINA TRADE DEAL STANDS RIGHT NOW? >> WELL, NAVARRO AND OTHER ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS TRY TO QUICKLY CLEAN UP THESE REMARKS THEY SUGGESTED THAT NAVARRO WAS SAYING THAT FORWARD PROGRESS, THE ADDITIONAL PROGRESS ON THE TRADE DEAL, THAT THAT IS OVER BUT THAT IS A CURRENT TRADE DEAL THAT IS IN PLACE, THAT THAT STILL EXISTS

AND WE HAVE HEARD THAT REPEATEDLY FROM THE ADMINISTRATION TODAY SO WHETHER THAT WAS NAVARRO'S INTENT OR NOT, VERY QUICKLY AFTER, THERE WAS A STRONG PUSH TO REAFFIRM THE IDEA SUCH AS TRADE DEAL THAT IS ALREADY IN PLACE, WILL REMAIN BUT GOING FORWARD, THERE IS LITTLE OPTIMISM ABOUT BEING ABLE TO GET ANY ADDITIONAL FORWARD PROGRESS SO THAT'S WHERE THINGS STAND AS OF NOW BUT OF COURSE, THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN VERY EAGER TO CRITICIZE CHINA

AND YOU KNOW, RAISE DISAGREEMENT WITH THEM IN RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS THERE WAS HOPE OF A PHASE 2 DEAL THAT COULD GET DONE BEFORE THE ELECTION BUT YES NOW THAT PROSPECT SEEMS TO BE OFF THE TABLE

OF ANYTHING ADDITIONAL GETTING DONE AT LEAST THROUGH THE ELECTION >> ALL RIGHT SHANNON PETTY PIECE, A LOT GOING ON IN WASHINGTON TODAY, EVEN AS THE PRESIDENT TRAVELS THANKS SO MUCH

>>> A PRIVATE FUNERAL FOR RAYSHARD BROOKS THIS AFTERNOON AT THE HISTORIC EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH IN ALABAMA AND RA HAMA, TELL US, IF YOU WOULD, ABOUT THE SERVICES THERE TODAY >> HI ALISON BEFORE I TELL YOU ABOUT THE SERVICE LET ME TELL YOU

THEY'RE ABOUT TO LEAVE HERE AND HEAD TO THE CEMETERY BUT EN ROUTE TO THE CEMETERY, THEY'RE GOING TO DRIVE PAST THAT WENDY'S THAT'S WHERE RAYSHARD BROOKS WAS SITTING IN HIS CAR IN A DRIVE-THRU LANE AT WENDY'S AND WHEN HE HAD A FATAL ENCOUNTER WITH POLICE AND FROM THERE, THEY WILL CONTINUE ON EIGHT MILES TO THE CEMETERY, WHERE HE WILL BE BURIED

THIS SERVICE TODAY WAS AROUSING CEREMONIES TO REMEMBER A YOUNG MAN, NOT JUST AS A NUMBER OR STATISTIC BUT AS A HUMAN BEING WHO HAD THE JOYOUS THINGS ABOUT HIM, WHO HAD FAULTS ABOUT HIM, BUT SOMEONE WHO LOVED HIS FAMILY AND WHOSE FAMILY LOVED HIM TREMENDOUSLY THEY EVEN TALKED ABOUT HOW HE THOUGHT HE COULD DANCE, BUT THEY SAID, NO, HE COULDN'T AND THAT BROUGHT JOY, YOU COULD TELL FROM THE LAUGHTER THAT CAME FROM THE GUESTS THAT WERE THERE I SHOULD ALSO TELL YOU THAT AMONG THE SPEAKERS, THERE WERE TWO THAT REALLY, I THOUGHT, WERE MEMORABLE

ALL OF THEM WERE BUT MOSTLY, BERNIECE KING, REVEREND BERNIECE KING, THE DAUGHTER OF DR MARTIN LUTH ARE KING, WHO SPOKE TO THE FAMILY AT THE CHURCH SHE SAID, WE SHOULDN'T BE HERE SHE SAID, RAYSHARD, THIS SHOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED TO HIM

AND SHE RELATED TO THEM AS THE DAUGHTER OF THE SLAIN CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER, SHARING WITH THEM, THAT SHE WAS VERY FAMILIAR WITH THEIR GRIEF JUST LISTEN >> HAVING A FATHER KILLED WHEN I WAS ONLY 5 YEARS OF AGE MY HEART DEEPLY GRIEVES FOR DREAMS AND MEMORY, BLESSING AND MAKAI I KNOW THE PAIN OF GROWING WITHOUT A FATHER

AND THE ONGOING ATTENTION AROUND HIS TRAGIC LOSS >> AND SHE WENT ON TO SAY THAT THIS HAPPENS, SHE REMINDS THE PEOPLE IN THE CITY OF ATLANTA, THAT THE SLOGAN IS A CITY THAT IS TOO BUSY TO HATE SHE SAID, A CITY THAT IS KNOWN AS THE MECCA OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT BUT SHE SAID ATLANTA IS NOT IMMUNE TO SYSTEMATIC RACISM IT WAS ALSO ECHOED BY REVEREND RAFAEL WARNOCK AND HIS EULOGY

HE SAID SOME PEOPLE POINT OUT THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MR BROOKS AND WHAT HAPPENED TO GEORGE FLOYD THEY SAID MR BROOKS RAN, BUT FLOYD COMPLIED BUT THEY SAY WHETHER YOU RUN OR COMPLY, BOTH OF THEM ENDED IN DEATH BECAUSE THEY WERE SEEN BY THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN AND MORE HAS TO BE DONE TO CHANGE THAT

ALISON >> POWERFUL MESSAGING AT THAT SERVICE TODAY REHEMMA, BEFORE I LET YOU GO, A QUESTION ABOUT THE CRIMINAL CASE HERE THE FORMER OFFICER CHARGED WITH BROOKS' MURDER WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE A HEARING TODAY, BUT IT WAS POSTPONED DO WE KNOW WHAT HAPPENED THERE? [ SIRENS ] >> Reporter: WELL, WE UNDERSTAND THAT IT DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH TODAY'S CEREMONY COMING AT THE SAME TIME, THE FUNERAL COMING AT THE SAME TIME OF WHAT WAS PLANNED TO BE THE HEARING FOR THE OFFICER

MY UNDERSTANDING, IT WAS SOME SORT OF SCHEDULING ISSUES THAT CAUSED THAT TO BE POSTPONED AND IN THE INTERIM, THE OFFICER WHO IS CHARGED WITH FELONY MURDER IN HAD THIS CASE, HE REMAINS BEHIND BARS ALISON? >> REHAMEA AT RAYSHARD BROOKS FUNERAL IN ATLANTA THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> IF THEY DO GO BACK TO THEIR JOBS, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE PROTECTED

>> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN >>> AMONG THE KALLOS

A FATHER TRYING TO TEACH A SON ABOUT ANYTHING BUT PEACE >> WE DON'T HAVE TO RETALIATE WITH ANGER WE RETALIATE WITH LOVE THAT'S ALL I WANTED HIM TO SEE >> TODAY, THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION OFFICIALLY CALLING IT A PANDEMIC

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

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

NOW I WATCHED THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA, ACT AS MOM TRYING TO RAISE HER SON AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER COMING HOME, SAYING, WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? >> IT'S OKAY TO NOTICE YOU'RE DIFFERENT YOU JUST DON'T HAVE TO FEEL LESS THAN >> I CHERISH THE FACT THAT WE CAN HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS

I FEEL SAFE, TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS DESIRE YOU'RE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW >> WE SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COMING THROUGH HERE >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 A

M EASTERN >>> A VIRUS THAT NONES NO — THAT KNOWS NO BORDERS >>> HERE IN MEXICO, THE PEOPLE I SPOKE TO HAVE SAID THEY DON'T WORK THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES

>> OUR SKY TEAMS ARE ON THE GROUND LEARNING FROM WHERE IT'S BEEN >> THE GOVERNMENT IS BRINGING STUDENTS BACK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS IN STAGES >> SO YOU CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND HOW IT WILL IMPACT US HERE >> LIFE IN ITALY

DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE SAME NORMAL AS BEFORE >> THE ONLY THING WE HAVE TO FEAR IS FEAR ITSELF THESE ARE THE UNITED STATES A UNITED PEOPLE WITH A UNITED FIRST

>> THE FUTURE DOESN'T BELONG TO THE FAINT- HEARTED IT BELONGS TO THE BRAVE >> A GREAT PEOPLE HAS BEEN MOVED TO DEFEND A GREAT NATION >> ALL OF US CAN EXTEND A HAND TO THOSE IN NEED >>> A LEGAL VICTORY TODAY FOR BILL COSBY

THE PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT RULED THAT COSBY CAN APPEAL HIS 2018 SEXUAL ASSAULT CONVICTION THAT CASE CENTERED AROUND FORMER TEMPLE UNIVERSITY ANDREA CONSTAN, WHO SAID COSBY DRUGGED AND ASSAULTED HER DANNY SEVALLA JOINING ME NOW AND DANNY, THE COURT SAID COSBY CAN APPEAL TO TWO THE FIRST IS AGAINST CASES THAT TESTIFIED AGAINST HIM

CAN YOU EXPLAIN THAT ONE? >> I THOUGHT BACK WHEN COSBY, THIS WOULD BE A RIPE ISSUE FOR APPEAL AND BASICALLY, THERE WERE TWO TRIALS K THERE IS A RULE IN CRIMINAL PRACTICE THAT YOU CAN CALL A BUNCH OF WITNESSES TO GENERALLY SAY, HEY, THIS DEFENDANT DID A LOT OF BAD THINGS IN THE PAST, THEREFORE, JURY, YOU SHOULD THINK HE DID THIS THING THAT HE'S CHARGED WITH FOR EXAMPLE, IF ALISON IS CHARGED WITH COMMITTING A BANK ROBBERY, I CAN'T CALL ALL THE PEOPLE FROM ALISON'S HIGH SCHOOL TO SAY, ALISON WAS UP TO SHADY BUSINESS SO THEREFORE, SHE DID THIS

IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE NARROW BUT IN THE WORDS OF A BIASED DEFENSE ATTORNEY, IT IS NOT SO NARROW AND THE RULE IS THIS IF THE EVIDENCE IS TO SHOW NOT BAD CHARACTER BUT INSTEAD, SOMETHING LIKE A MODUS OPERANDI, FOR EXAMPLE, THIS PARTICULAR BURGLAR ALWAYS WORE A PARTICULAR DEAD PRESIDENT MASK OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, THAT MIGHT BE SOMETHING THAT IDENTIFIES THIS PARTICULAR DEFENDANT AND IN THE COSBY CASE, WHAT MADE IT SO STRANGE IS THAT IN THE FIRST TRIAL, THE JUDGE SAID, YOU CAN CALL ONE PRIOR BAD ACT WITNESS, AS TO COSBY DOING THIS KIND OF ACTIVITY BEFORE

IN THE SECOND TRIAL, THE JUDGE ALLOWED THE PROSS ACCUSATION TO CALL A BUNCH OF THESE WITNESSES AND I NEVER REALLY GOT AN SPLIERCHGZ WHY SO THAT IS ONE OF THE ISSUES THAT I THINK WILL BE RIPE FOR APPEAL AND I'M SURPRISED THE SUPERIOR COURT, THE APPELLATE COURT DIDN'T TAKE IT UP BEFORE THE SUPREME COURT IS NOW >> DANNY, LET ME ASK YOU ABOUT THE SECOND ISSUE

IT'S ABOUT THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S DECISION NOT TO CHARGE COSBY A DECADE AGO, WHEN CHARGES WERE FIRST BROUGHT UP WHAT CASE COULD COSBY'S ATTORNEYS MAKE THERE? >> THIS IS AMAZING BECAUSE IN IS AN EXAMPLE OF FAMOUS PEOPLE JUSTICE IT'S TOTALLY DIFFERENT FROM REGULAR PEOPLE JUSTICE AND BASICALLY, WHAT HAPPENED, LONG, LONG AGO, IS THAT THE THEN PROSECUTOR FOR THE COUNTY THAT WAS CONSIDERING CHARGING COSBY SAID, WELL, HEY, IF YOU'LL AGREE TO GIVE A DEPOSITION AND IN A CIVIL CASE, THE VICTIM WILL END UP GETTING SOME MONEY, WELL, THEN, MAYBE WE WON'T PROSECUTE YOU

OR WE WON'T PROSECUTE YOU OR THIS CRIMINAL CASE WILL GO AWAY AND ESSENTIALLY, LATER ON, DECADES LATER, WHEN THEY INTRODUCED, THE PROSECUTION INTRODUCED DEPOSITION TRANSCRIPT TESTIMONY, THAT COSBY BELIEVED WAS NEVER GOING TO BE INTRODUCED, THAT HE ESSENTIALLY ENTERED INTO AN AGREEMENT THAT WOULD NOT BE INTRODUCED THAT IS WHAT HE IS ARGUING ON APPEAL I THINK IT'S NOT AS STRONG AN ISSUE AS THE FIRST ISSUE, THE PRIOR BAD ACTS EVIDENCE

BUT IT IS AN ISSUE, YOU'VE GOT TO RAISE WHATEVER YOU CAN ON APPEAL AND THIS EARLIER THING, HE SHOULD HAVE BOUND THE EARLIER PROSECUTOR COSBY SAID, WAIT A MINUTE, THAT WAS NEVER SUPPOSED TO BE INTRODUCED WE HAD AN AGREEMENT THESE OTHER PEOPLE GOT PAID OFF IN A CIVIL SETTLEMENT

THAT'S PART OF THE DEAL THE GOVERNMENT IS SAYING, THE PROSECUTOR IS SAYING, NO DEAL WE DIDN'T HAVE TO BE BOUND BY THAT PRIOR AGREEMENT >> SO DANNY, WHAT COULD HAPPEN HERE, IF THIS APPEAL IS SUCCESSFUL? DOES THAT MEAN THAT COSBY'S CONVICTION COULD BE OVERTURNED ALTOGETHER >> IT COULD BE OVERTURNED

THEN THE COMMONWEALTH, WHICH IS WHAT WE CALL THE PROSECUTION IN PENNSYLVANIA, HAS A DIFFICULT CALL TO MAKE, ABOUT HOW THEY WANT TO PROCEED DO THEY WANT TO GO FOR A THIRD TRIAL AGAINST BILL COSBY, ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF THE COVID-19, CORONAVIRUS CRISIS, DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE MAKING A CALL TO A JURY TO INCARCERATE AN ELDERLY DEFENDANT, AND GO THROUGH THIS ENTIRE COSTLY BATTLE ALL OVER AGAIN? SO THIS IS SOMETHING THAT I THINK HAS THE COMMONWEALTH PROSECUTORS VERY CONCERNED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY >> IT'S A FASCINATING CASE DANNY, I KNOW WE'LL BE BACK TO TALK WITH YOU ABOUT IT AGAIN THANK YOU SO MUCH

GREAT TO SEE YOU >>> OVER A THOUSAND GOOGLE EMPLOYEES ARE DEMANDING THAT THE COMPANY TAKE REAL STEPS TO DISMANTLE RACISM THEY'RE CIRCULATING A PETITION SAYING THEY ARE DISAPPOINTED IN THE RESPONSE TO THE PROTEST TO POLICE BRUTALITY JENNIFER ELIAS JOINS US NOW THE PETITION SAYS THAT SAYING BLACK LIVES MATTER IS NOT ENOUGH

WHAT EXACTLY ARE THEY ASKING GOOGLE TO DO HERE? >> THE EMPLOYERS SIGNING THIS PETITION, ASKING THE COUNTRY TO CUT OFF CONTRACTS IT HAS WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT THEY KNOW ONE SPECIFICALLY HAS MULTIPLE CONTRACTS WITH MILITARY, AS WELL AS LAW ENFORCEMENT CLARKSTOWN, POLICE DEPARTMENT IS ONE THAT IS BASED OUT OF NEW YORK SWITCHED TO PARTNERSHIPS, THE COMPANIES TOUTED

AND USES A NUMBER OF PRODUCTS, SUCH AS G SUITE, G MAIL, AND WHAT NOT SO EMPLOYEES ARE ASKING THEM TO CUT OFF THOSE CONTRACTS ALSO ASKING TO CUT OFF INVESTMENTS FROM INVESTMENT ARMINGS, SUCH AS GRADEIANT ADVENTURES WHICH IS A PARTNER ARM WITH GOOGLE THEY HAVE A NUMBER IN THEIR PORTFOLIO

THAT DO THINGS LIKE USE DATA ANALYTICS FOR BATTLE FIELD INFORMATION ALSO PROVIDING LAW ENFORCEMENT WITH SOME DATA SO THEY'RE ALSO ASKING TO CUT OFF THOSE INVESTMENTS >> I KNOW AMAZON AND MICROSOFT RECENTLY STOPPED SELLING THEIR FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY TO POLICE WHAT GOOGLE IS SAYING ABOUT ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TECH? >> SO THEY HAVEN'T POINTED SPECIFICALLY TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE MORE BROADLY

BUT IN RESPONSE TO OUR ARTICLE ON THIS, THEY SAID, WE AREN'T SELLING FACIAL RECOGNITION TO AUTHORITIES LIKE MICROSOFT AND AMAZON WE'RE DOING SO IT'S INTERESTING THAT THEY KIND OF FIT THAT IN THERE BUT THEY HAVEN'T SAID MORE BROADLY, YOU KNOW, WHAT THEY'RE DOING WITH ASHTSD OFFICIAL INTERNATIONALIGENCE IS BASICALLY WHAT WE KNOW WITH MILITARY AND WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT >> LASTLY, GOOGLE SAID IT WOULD PUT $75 MILLION, DO WE KNOW WHAT ELSE THEY'RE DOING? >> THEY'RE ALSO MAKING A FEWTWEAKS INTERNALLY, TO HOW THEY TREAT EMPLOYEES THEY DID A NUMBER OF SUPPOSED LISTENING SESSIONS, WITH SOME OF THEIR BLACK EMPLOYEES THEY'RE MADE A COUPLE OF CHANGES, VOWED TO INCREASE THE UNDERREPRESENTED PEOPLE IN LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

THAT DOESN'T MEAN NECESSARILY BLACK EMPLOYEES THEY'VE ALSO ENDED POLICIES LIKE BADGE CHECKS THEY WON'T BE ENFORCING THE POLICY WHERE COLLEAGUE HIS TO CHECK EACH OTHER'S BADGES WHICH HAS LEFT THE LOW PERCENTAGE OF BLACK EMPLOYEES FEELING EVEN MORE ISOLATED BECAUSE EMPLOYEES WOULD CHECK THEIR BADGE AND NOT BELIEVE THEY WORKED THERE >> ALL RIGHT, JENNIFER THANK YOU SO MUCH

>>> RESTAURANTS AND PUBS IN THE UK WILL REOPEN ON JULY 4th AND SOCIAL DISTANCING RULES WILL START TO RELAX NBC NEWS ANNETTE BRADLEY HAS MORE ON PRIME MINISTER BORISJOHNSON'S ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY >>> A BIG DAY HERE IN BRITAIN, AND ONE THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE AS WELL R HERE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR A LONG TIME MANY HAVE OPENED UP WEEKS AGO

WHEN YOU WALK AROUND, YOU CAN TELL THERE'S NOTHING AROUND THERE'S NO INSIDE TABLE- WAITING SERVICE FOR ANY OF THOSE PLACES BUT NOW, BRITONS WERE HAPPY TO HEAR PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON, ANNOUNCING THAT JULY 4th, RESTAURANTS, BUSINESSES, PUBS, AND A VARIETY OF OTHER BUSINESSES ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO OPEN DOORS AND GREET CUSTOMERS INDOORS HE DID SAY BRITONS NEED TO BE VIGILANT BUT HE ALSO REDUCED SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES FROM 2 METERS TO 1 METER

HE SAID, OF COURSE, IF YOU CAN, TRY TO KEEP THE 2 METERS BUT TRY OTHER METHODS LIKE MASKS AND GLOVES THAT IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT MADE HEADLINES FOR A LOT OF BRITONS THAT, SHOWS THERE IS NO LONGER THE SKY-HIGH CONCERN ABOUT THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS REMEMBER, BRITAIN IS ONE OF THE WORST AFFLICTED COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD AND HAD ONE OF THE LONGEST LOCKDOWNS IN THE WORLD

NOW, BRITONS ARE GOING TO SPEND A LITTLE MORE TIME GETTING BACK SOCIALLY TOGETHER AGAIN >>> YOU'RE WATCHING SNEEBS — NBC NEWS NOW >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR REAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM

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

>> WE SAW A LARGE CONVOY OF THE NATIONAL GUARD COME THROUGH HERE >> IT'S NEWS MADE FOR YOUR STREAMING WORLD LIVE WEEKDAYS, STARTING AT 6:00 AM EASTERN

>>> INTRODUCING PEACOCK WHAT IS PEACOCK? THIS IS PEACOCK >> LET'S GO >> IT'S STREAMING LAUNCHING

PREMIERING IT'S TV, MOVIES EXCLUSIVE ORIGINALS ORIGINAL CHARACTERS >> DUH

>> IT'S SPORTS >> BREAKING NEWS >> WAIT, THERE'S MORE >> MORE? >> YES, YES MORE

>> TONS >> IT'S QUICK STUFF TOUGH STUFF, LOVE STUFF IT'S TRENDING MIND-BENDING

LATE NIGHT EARLY MORNING >> GOOD MORNING >> DO YOU SEE THIS? YOU REMEMBER THAT? YOU WATCHED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THOSE IT'S FOR YOU

FOR EWW IT'S PRICKLY, PAWNEE AND IT'S FREE >> FREE FREE

>> WHO IS WITH ME >> THAT'S PEACOCK THAT'S WHO THAT'S WHAT THAT'S WHY

>> COME ON >> MIKE DROP >> YOU CAN'T NOT WATCH >>> WE'D LIKE TO SAY WE LIVE IN SOME SORT OF POST-RACIAL AMERICA WE ARE REMINDED TIME AND TIME AGAIN, WE DO NOT

>> SAW THE MAYOR OF ATLANTA ACT AS MOM, TRYING TO RAISE HER SON AND I THINK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR KIDS >> I REMEMBER COMING HOME TO MY MOM AND SAYING, WHY DON'T I HAVE A PONYTAIL LIKE THE WHITE GIRLS? IT'S OKAY TO FEEL DIFFERENT IT'S JUST IMPORTANT NOT TO FEEL LESS THAN >> I CHERISH THESE DISCUSSIONS

I FEEL SAFE TALKING ABOUT THIS WITH YOU GUYS >>> HEALTH OFFICIALS IN KANSAS ISSUING NEW HEALTH ORDERS TODAY AFTER A SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES THERE KANSAS REPORTED MORE THAN 400 NEW CASES YESTERDAY THE RATE OF INFECTION THERE NEARLY QUADRUPLING IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS CAL PERRY REPORTS FROM WICHITA AS PART OF HIS ROAD TO RECOVERY, ROAD ACROSS AMERICA

, [ INAUDIBLE ] , [ INAUDIBLE ] >> DISTRICTS THEY HAD PUT THE RESOURCES OUT WEST, WHERE THE PREDOMINANTLY WHITE NEIGHBORHOOD, WHERE WE NEEDED THEM HERE MORE SO SO THAT'S WHY WE WERE LISTENING TO OUR VOICES AND SPEAKING POWER, TRUTH TO POWER BECAUSE WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY SHARED THE RESOURCES HERE WE NEED MONEY OVER HERE, JUST AS MUCH OR MORE SO

AND WE JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY WERE FAIR AND THEY DIDN'T FORGET ABOUT US HERE BECAUSE WE'RE DYING AT AN ALARMING RATE OVER HERE AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAD OUR VOICES HEARD , [ INAUDIBLE ] , [ INAUDIBLE ] , [ INAUDIBLE ] >> CORONAVIRUS CASES IN THE US

SPIKED 25% LAST WEEK AND NOW, DOCTORS AND NURSES ARE HAVING TROUBLE GETTING ENOUGH BEDS FOR PATIENTS HERE'S WHAT THEY'RE DOING WITH ON THE FRONT LINES >> TODAY HAS BEEN ONE OF THE WORST DAYS BY FAR FULL

12 PATIENTS WAITING FOR ADMISSION TO ICU WHICH WE HAVE NO BEDS THAT MEANS WE'RE PENDING TRANSFER WE HAVE A LOOK FOR BEDS TAXI, TIMECONSUMING

PATIENTS ARE VERY SICK A LOT OF THEM COMING OUT WHOLE NEW WAY OF LIFE >> ALL THE EXPENSES THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH BEFORE >> WE HAVE CRISIS NURSES COMING THIS WEEK

BECAUSE WE ARE IN CRISIS AND I HOPE THAT NOT ALL FEEL LIKE THINGS WERE A LITTLE BIT WORSE EVERY DAY I HOPE TO GO HOME, ONE OF THESE DAYS SOON KNOWING THAT THINGS ARE A LITTLE BIT BETTER >> THIS VIRUS IS NO JOKE

IT'S SOMETHING WE NEED TO CONTINUE TO TAKE SERIOUSLY WE NEED TO EDUCATE ONE ANOTHER AND WE HAVE CONFIDENCE IN OUR PROVIDERS AND HEALTHCARE IN GENERAL AND STICK TOGETHER BECAUSE WE REALLY DON'T KNOW WHEN THIS IS GOING TO BE RESOLVED

>> EVERY DAY THAT WE'RE HERE THE PERSON ENDS UP CRYING WE'RE HUMANS WE FEEL THESE THINGS WE FEEL THE EXHAUSTION, AND WE FEEL THE STRESS

AND IT'S GETTING BAD >> WHEN I WALK OUT OF THIS OFFICE, I'M GOING TO GO OUT IS THERE AND TELL THE STAFF WHAT AN AMAZING JOB THEY ARE DOING AND HAVE BEEN DOING AND HOW PROUD I AM OF THEM BUT JUST KNOW THAT WE'RE ALL PRAYING THAT THIS COMES TO AN END SOON AND WE JUST WANT TO GO BACK TO NORMAL >>> BELGIUM HAD THE WORST RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS OF ANY COUNTRY IN THE OECD, ACCORDING TO A NEW STUDY FROM THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

NEEBLESZ NEWS CORRESPONDENT, TESSA ARCILIA HAS DETAILS >> OUTSIDE OF 21 HIGH-INCOME COUNTRIES, BELGIUM, A STUDY SAYS, HAS THE WORST RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC THAT'S ACCORDING TO THE INDEX WHICH LOOKED AT SEVERAL FACTORS, INCLUDING TESTING, PROVISION OF HEALTHCARE, FOR NONCOVID-19 PATIENTS DEATH RATE HAS DRIVEN THEM THE PER CAPITA DEATH RATE, TESTED ONE OF THE HIGHEST IN THE WORLD

THE UNIVERSITY DID A STUDY AND SAID THE LAST TIME THIS COUNTRY SAW A DEATH RATE THIS HIGH, WAS DURING WORLD WAR II SO IT DOES MAKE HEADLINES, BUT FROM THE VERY START BELGIUM COUNTED AND INCLUDED DEATHS OUTSIDE OF HOSPITALS THOSE IN CARE HOMES, AS WELL AS SUSPECTED, NOT CONFIRMED,COVID- 19 DEATHS SO THIS DID DRIVE THE NUMBERS UP

WE SPOKE TO THE VIROLOGIST WHO HE SAID THE COUNTING IS NOT GOING TO CHANGE BUT HE ALSO SAID IT IS NOT USEFUL AND NOT HELPFUL FOR COMPARISONS TO BE MADE BETWEEN COUNTRIES AT THIS POINT TAKE A LISTEN >> SO IT'S NOT POSSIBLE TO COMPARE COUNTRIES WHEN YOU'RE IN A DIFFERENT STAGE OF THE EPIDEMIC YOU CAN ONLY DO THIS AT THE END, WHEN THINGS HAVE STABILIZED EVERYWHERE

THEN YOU CAN COMPARE NUMBERS >> WELL, THE BELGIUM GOVERNMENT IS CLEARLY NOT HAPPY ABOUT THIS WE HAVE REACHED OUT TO THE EIU FOR COMMENT BUT THEY DECLINED NOW, THERE ARE VOICES IN THE COUNTRY AS WELL, THAT HAVE EXPRESSED CONCERN ABOUT THE DEATH RATE

LIKE TOURISM IT DOESN'T MAKE FOR NICE HEADLINES BUT THE BULGEIUM GOVERNMENT HAS SAID THAT THEY WILL CONTINUE TO COUNT THIS WAY, AND THEY BELIEVE THEY'VE DONE IT RIGHT FROM THE VERY BEGINNING >>> CAN YOU SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES SAFELY AND TAKE YOUR FAMILY OUT FOR THE DAY, AS YOUR HOMETOWN REOPENS? EVENT CORRESPONDENT, VICKI NGUYEN TRIED TO DO JUST THAT, TAKING HER FAMILY OUT IN HUDSON >> HEY, ALISON

WE WERE ALL SO EXCITED TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE AND EXPLORE HUDSON, NEW YORK THIS IS A PART OF THE STATE YOU'VE NEVER BEEN TO AND MY GIRLS HAVE NEVER BEEN INSIDE ANOTHER BUILDING FOR FOUR MONTHS BUT I WILL TELL YOU, IT IS NOT EXACTLY BUSINESS AS USUAL DURING THIS PANDEMIC SO TODAY, WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU HOW YOU CAN SAFELY SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES AND PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AT THE SAME TIME

>>> SMALL BUSINESSES GETTING BACK INTO THE SWING, SERVING VISITORS AND LOCALS WITH A FEW CHANGES DURING A PANDEMIC >> TO DEMONSTRATE WHAT YOU SHOULD EXPECT, MY FAMILY AND I ARE DOING SOMETHING WE HAVEN'T DONE IN OVER FOUR MONTHS WE'RE GOING SHOPPING BUT FIRST, SOME BASIC SAFETY MEASURES >> EVERYONE WEARS MASKS

AND OF COURSE, WE'LL HAVE LOTS OF HAND SANITIZER ♪ [ MUSIC ] ♪♪ >> FIRST STOP THE FARMERS MARKET IN HUDSON, NEW YORK YOU CAN SEE FROM ABOVE NOW SPREAD ACROSS TWO LOTS TO ALLOW FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING

>> WHAT ARE THESE? >> HERE'S ANOTHER GOOD TIP ESPECIALLY IF YOU HAVE KIDS REMIND THEM TO JUST LOOK AND NOT TOUCH SO SHOP WITH YOUR EYES REALLY

TELL ME WHICH ONE YOU WANT TO GET JUST POINT GOOD JOB NO TOUCHING OKAY

I THINK WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THIS BLUEBERRY LEMON CAKE >> NEXT WE EXPLORE THE MAIN STRIP >> AND DESIGNATE ONE PERSON TO BE YOUR FAMILY'S PUBLIC POINT PERSON YOU GUYS STAY HERE

I'M GOING TO GET THE COFFEE AND SNACKS OKAY? >> THEY'RE SERVING CUSTOMERS FROM THE DOOR BEHIND THE PLEXIGLAS SHIELD >> CAN I GET TWO ICED COFFEES, PLEASE? >> THE GIRLS HAVEN'T BEEN IN STORES FOR MONTHS >> IT'S DIFFERENT

BUT AT LEAST IT'S OPEN >> EXACTLY AND PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SO HAPPY COMING IN HERE >> WE FIND A FOOD TRUCK, WHICH IS A GREAT WAY TO GRAB A MEAL WITHOUT GOING INDOORS >> OKAY

WE HAD A BIG ORDER >> THIS BENCH IN THE SHADE, A PERFECT SPOT TO ENJOY OUR MEAL AND MAINTAIN SOME SOCIAL DISTANCE >> PUT YOUR HANDS TOGETHER >> WE MADE AN APPOINTMENT AT MAIN STREET SALON, FOR MY HUSBAND, WHO HAS BEEN GETTING BY WITH HAIR CUTS FROM MY MOM >> BRAD WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU HAD A REAL HAIR CUT? >> I CAN'T REMEMBER

>> TO HELP PREVENTEDLET THE SPREAD, THE STORE IS NOT ALLOWING WALK INS EVERYONE MAKES AN APPOINTMENT AND FILLS OUT E- MAIL IN CASE THERE IS AN OUTBREAK >> FEELS GOOD TO GET RID OF ALL OF THAT HAIR WHAT DO YOU THINK? >> I LIKE IT >> NEXT

A HUDSON FAVORITE THESE STORE LOOKS GOOD YOU WANT TO GO? HERE? >> YEAH >> AND THE FIRST THING YOU WALK INSIDE, IS THIS TABLE, PLENTY OF HAND SANITIZER FREE MASKS

AND EVEN THIS SIGN, REMINDING FOLKS TO STAY SIX FEET APART AND LIMITING CAPACITY >> ALWAYS ASK IF A STORE ALLOWS YOU TO PAY WITH PHONE >> CONTACT LITTLE — CONTACTLESS PHONE IS SO EASY >>> A REMINDER, JUST ONE PERSON IN AT A TIME >> LOOKS LIKE THEY HAVE A LOT OF FLAVORS

WHAT DO YOU THINK I'M GOING TO GET? >> THE CAPPUCCINO >> YES YOU KNOW MOMMY WHICH ONE DO YOU WANT? >> STRAWBERRIES >> STRAWBERRY? IUM

A DELICIOUS END TO A LONG DAY OF SHOPPING >> WE HAD SO MUCH FUN AND I WANT TO MAKE A POINT THAT IT WASN'T JUST THE BUSINESSES THAT WE WENT INTO PRETTY MUCH EVERY SMALL BUSINESS WE SAW, WAS OBSERVING THESE SAFETY PRACTICES, TAKING SIMPLE MEASURES TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY CAN REOPEN SAFELY, WITHOUT CONTRIBUTING TO A SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES

A COUPLE OF TIPS ALSO FOR YOU IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A BUSINESS TO GO INTO, REALLY SIMPLE LOOK INSIDE BEFORE YOU STEP INSIDE DOES IT APPEAR CROWDED? WELL, THEN YOU MIGHT WANT TO COME BACK AT A LESS BUSY TIME OR IF YOU THINK OF IT, PEOPLE INSIDE DON'T APPEAR TO BE WEARING MASKS

IF EMPLOYEES AREN'T WEARING MASKS, THAT MAY BE A BUSINESS TO SKIP REALLY, IMPORTANT THINGS SIMPLE GREAT WAYS TO KEEP YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY SAFE >>> JUST 6 MONTHS IN AND 2020 IS ONE OF THE MOST TUMULTUOUS YEARS IN HISTORY

BUT THERE HAVE BEEN OTHERS NBC NEWS NOW CORRESPONDENT DASHA BURNS LOOKS BACK AT 1968, WHEN POLITICS, PROTESTS AND A PANDEMIC, COMBINED IN EXPLOSIVE WAYS ♪ [ MUSIC ] ♪ >> PANDEMIC AND PROTESTS THESE COULD BE THE WORDS THAT DEFINE 2020 IN AMERICAN HISTORY BOOKS AM BUT IT'S NOT THE FIRST TIME WE'VE SEEN THIS LEVEL OF UNREST ♪ [ MUSIC ] ♪ >> IN FACT, THE SIMILARITIES BETWEEN 1968 AND 2020 ARE STRIKING

PROTESTS TURNED VIOLENT? CHECK ELECTION YEAR? CHECK PANDEMIC? YES EVEN THAT, CHECK OF COURSE, 2020 ISN'T A PERFECT REFLECTION OF 1968

BUT THERE IS ENOUGH IN COMMON THAT IT'S WORTH STOPPING TO TAKE A LOOK AT HOW FAR WE'VE COME IN 52 YEARS AND HOW MUCH HAS STAYED THE SAME ♪ [ MUSIC ] ♪ >> VERY SAD NEWS FOR ALL OF YOU AND I THINK SAD NEWS FOR ALL OF OUR FELLOW CITIZENS AND PEOPLE WHO LOVE PEACE ALL OVER THE WORLD

AND THAT IS THAT MARTIN LUTHER KING WAS SHOT AND KILLED TONIGHT, UNNECESSARILY >> LIKE THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD IN 2020, IT'S THE ASSASSINATION OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR IN 1968 WAS A GRIM MILESTONE IN AMERICAN HISTORY THAT IGNITED SOCIAL UNREST ACROSS THE COUNTRY IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THE MLK RIOTS CAME AFTER SIMILAR YEARS OF UNREST IN POCKETS OF AMERICA MOST NOTABLY, THE 1965 WATTS RIOTS AND 1967 NEWARK DETROIT RIOTS, WHICH RESULTED IN THE TENSION BETWEEN THE BLACK COMMUNITY AND POLICE

THE TURMOIL FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD AND THE DEATH OF MLK, DIDN'T COME OUT OF NOWHERE THEY HAD PRECEDENCE >> PRETTY MUCH ALL STUDIES SHOWED THAT POOR RELATIONS WITH POLICE WERE ONE OF THE MAIN PROBLEMS, OR ONE OF THE MAIN CONDITIONS THAT CAUSED THE RE REBELLIONS IN ADDITION, THERE WAS UNDERLYING, ECONOMIC SOCIAL INEQUITY WHICH HELPS US, I THINK, UNDERSTAND THE BREADTH OF BOTH UPRISINGS OF THE 60s AND TODAY

TO ME, IT'S NOT COINCIDENTAL THAT THIS IS TAKING PLACE IN THE MIDDLE OF AN ECONOMIC DOWNTURN AND A HEALTH CRISIS, WHICH AFRICAN AMERICANS ARE EXPERIENCING WORSE THAN MOST OTHER GROUPS >> AND ALTHOUGH WE'VE SEEN SOME LOOTING AND PROPERTY DAMAGE TODAY, IT'S HARD TO COMPARE TO 1968 IN DC

ALONE, THERE WAS AN ESTIMATED $175 MILLION IN PROPERTY DAMAGE DONE BY TODAY'S FIGURES >> I DON'T SEE A SINGLE CITY IN THIS MOMENT OF CIVIL UNRESTED THAT HAS BEEN AS DAMAGED AS JUST WASHINGTON, DC WAS IN 1968 THE ENTIRE CITY BLOCKS WERE FOREVER CHANGED

BUSINESSES JUST WENT AND NEVER CAME BACK MAYBE ONE OF THE REASONS THAT WE AREN'T SEEING MASSIVE PROPERTY DAMAGE ON THE SCALE OF 1968 IS THAT WISE LEADERS AT THE COMMUNITY LEVEL, ARE TRYING TO KEEP IT MORE PEACEFUL >> JUST DAYS AFTER MLK'S ASSASSINATION, THE LANDMARK 1968 CIVIL RIGHTS ACT WAS ENACTED IN SHORT, THE UNREST LED TO TANGIBLE CHANGE AND WE'RE SEEING THAT

>> NEW CHARGES AGAINST THE FORMER MINNEAPOLIS POLICE OFFICERS IN FLOYD'S DEATH AND DEREK CHAUFIN NOW CHARGED WITH MURDER THREE OTHER CHARGES NOW CHARGED WITH AIDING AND ABETTING MURDER >> I SHALL NOT SEEK AND I WILL NOT ACCEPT THE NOMINATION OF MY PARTY FOR ANOTHER TERM AS YOUR PRESIDENT

>> SHORTLY AFTER MARTIN LUTHER KING JR'S DEATH, PRESIDENT LYNDON B JOHNSON SHOCKED THE NATION WITH HIS ANNOUNCEMENT THAT HE WOULD NOT SEEK RE- ELECTION THIS KICKED OFF A HECTIC 1968 ELECTION YEAR IN WHICH INCUMBENT VICE PRESIDENT HUBERT HUMPHREY FACED OFF AGAINST RICHARD HUMPHREY , SO I PLEDGE TO YOU WE BELIEVE HAVE ORDER IN THE UNITED STATES

>> NIXON WENT ON A LAW AND ORDER CAMPAIGN >> IT WASN'T POLARIZING IT WAS NOT A NATIONAL HEALTH EMERGENCY >> NIXON WON THE ELECTION IN WHAT WAS A TIGHT RACE FOR THE POPULAR VOTE WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT THE 2020 RACE? ONLY TIME WILL TELL

>>> I'M ALISON MARSH YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS NOW" >> LET'S GO TO ALEXA LOTO GREAT TO SEE YOU TAKE IT AWAY

>> ALISON, THANK YOU LOT OF NEWS IN THIS HOUR FIRST, DR THAN FAUCCI TESTIFIED ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS AND CERTAIN MEASURES THAT SHOULD BE PUT IN PLACE HE WAS ASKED ABOUT DEFERENCE STANCES ABOUT WEARING MASKS

THIS IS WHAT HE HAD TO SAY >> I DON'T THINK I CAN COMMENT ON WHAT THE PRESIDENT — THE MULTIPLE FACTORS THAT GO INTO THE PRESIDENT'S NOT WEARING A MASK CERTAINLY, I WEAR A MASK IN PUBLIC ALL THE TIME, NOT BECAUSE I WANT TO PROTECT OTHERS AND PROTECT MYSELF, BUT ALSO TO SET AN EXAMPLE >> NOW A QUICK UPDATE ON VACCINE TRIALS FOR OXFORD UNIVERSITY POTENTIAL VACCINE IN SOUTH AFRICA THAT BEGAN TODAY, THE FIRST CLINICAL TRIAL IN SOUTH AFRICA FOR A VACCINE

THE VACCINE IS THE SAME ONE BEING TESTED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND BRAZIL WITH THE GOAL OFEN ROLLING 10,000 PEOPLE SOUTH KOREA HAS SEEN 1,900 DEATHS ACCORDING TO AN ACCOUNT BY JOBS UNIVERSITY >>> FRIENDS AND FAMILY GATHERED TO MOURN THE DEATH OF RASHARD BROOKS, A MAN SATELLITE BY POLICE IN A PARKING LOT BERNICE KING SPOKE AT THE SERVICE, AND HONORED THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES TO POLICE BRUTALITY >>> PENNSYLVANIA'S SUPREME COURT HAS ALLOW BILL COSBY TO APPEAL

CERTAIN ASPECTS WILL BE REVIEWED, INCLUDING THE DECISION TO CALL WITNESSES ABOUT PRIOR ALLEGED ASSAULTS THAT WEREN'T PART OF THE CHARGES AS WELL AS CERTAIN STATEMENTS MADE BY COSBY IN CIVIL COURT SHOULDN'T BE USED AGAINST HIM IN CRIMINAL COURT THE ACTOR IS CERTAINLIES THIS THAN TWO YEARS INTO HIS 10-YEAR SENTENCE >>> RON JEREMY HAS BEEN CALLED OF THROW COUNTS OF RAPE AND ONE COUNT OF SEXUAL ASSAULT THAT IS ACCORDING TO OUR LOCAL STATION IN LOS ANGELES THE CHARGES RELATE TO SEPARATE EVENTS THAT DATE BACK TO 2014 AND INVOLVE WOMEN WHO AT THE TIME OF THE RESPECTIVE INCIDENTS WERE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 25 AND 46

IF CONVICTED ON THOSE CHARGES, HE COULD FACE A POSSIBLE MAXIMUM SENTENCE OF 90 YEARS TO LIFE IN STATE PRISON >>> THOSE ARE THE LATEST HEADLINES FOR THIS HOUR THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME >> THANK YOU SO MUCH MENTS PRESIDENT TRUMP IN ARIZONA TODAY

HE CHECK OUT THE NEW FENCING ALONG THE BORDER HE'S ALSO SPEAKING TO SUPPORTERS IN PHOENIX ''NBC NEWS" VAUGHN HILLIARD IS IN PHOENIX THIS RALLY HAPPENING WHILE ARIZONA IS SEEING A SPIKE IN CORONAVIRUS CASES YOU HAVE HAVE BEEN THERE ALL DAY

WHAT HAS IT BEEN LIKE? >> THE PRESIDENT IS CURRENTLY, ALISON ENRUT TO FAIR FORCE ONE HE STOPPED TO TOUR BORDER WALL CONSTRUCTION DOWN THERE ALONG SIDE MARTHA McFALLEN, UP FOR REELECTION HERSELF AS WELL AS DOUG DOUCY THE GOVERNOR OF THIS STATE HAS HAD HIS HANDS TIED HERE, ESPECIALLY WHILE THE PRESIDENT WAS IN Y,MA THIS MORNING, NEWS THAT ARIZONA HAD RECORDED ITS SINGLE MOST COVID CASES OF ANY DAY YET, MORE THAN 3,500 CASES YOU KNOW, 42 ARIZONANS PASSED AWAY, AND THERE'S THE REALITY THAT ARIZONA'S NUMBER OF CASES CONTINUED TO SURGE THE DEMAND FOR THE PROCESSING OF TESTS IN ARIZONA RIGHT NOW IS EXCEEDING THE CAPACITY AS THE STATE'S MAJOR LAB HAS THE ABILITY TO PROCESS

THAT IS WHY YOU ARE SEEING LONG LINES IN ARIZONA YOU ARE SEEING HOUR'S LONG WAITS YOU ARE SEEING TEST RESULTS NOT COMING BACK IN MORE THAN A WEEK THE PRESIDENT IS FLYING HERE IN ARIZONA IN THE MIDST OF THIS COVID HOT SPOT HE'S GOING TO BE ARRIVING HERE TO PHOENIX AT THIS CHURCH BEHIND ME IN THE HEART OF PHOENIX, WHERE HE'LL BE ADDRESSING SEVERAL THOUSAND SUPPORTERS IN WHAT'S BEING BILLED AS A STUDENT CONVENTION, PUT ON BY A CONSERVATIVE GROUP CALLED TURNING POINT ACTION

THIS IS THE PRESIDENT'S SECOND CAMPAIGN- LIKE EVENT THAT ISN'T AN OFFICIAL EVENT BUT AFTER THAT TULSA RALLY ON SATURDAY NIGHT, THIS WILL BE HIM YET ADDRESSING AGAIN WITH HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF FOLKS CONGREGATED THERE ARE ONE OUT OF EVERY TWENTY INDIVIDUALS WAITING OUTSIDE ACTUALLY HAD MASKS ON THE CITY OF PHOENIX, OF COURSE, OVER THE WEEKEND PASSED ITS ON ORDINANCE BUT THE CITY TELLS ME THEY ARE ENCOURAGING AND TRYING TO EDUCATE FOLKS TO WEAR MASKS

THEY DON'T INTEND TO ENFORCE IT HERE THIS AFTERNOON >> LET'S TALK ABOUT THE POLITICS HERE ARIZONA IS A KEY STATE FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP IN NOVEMBER MARTHA McSALLY FACING A TOUGH FIGHT WHY IS SHE HAVING SUCH A TOUGH TIME CONNECTING WITH VOTERS? >> Reporter: THIS IS THE HARD PART OF 2020 IF YOU'RE TRYING TO RUN A CAMPAIGN, A SENATE CAMPAIGN OR PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

WE'RE JUST OVERFOUR MONTHS FROM THAT NOVEMBER ELECTION, AND IT'S A GOOD START WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP, ALISON HE ALL BUT NEEDS TO WIN ARIZONA DEMOCRATS ARE ALMOST EXPECTING TO PULL OFF WINS IN PENNSYLVANIA AND MICHIGAN IF THEY DO THAT, ARIZONA WOULD SEAL THE DEAL FOR JOE BIDEN RIGHT NOW, POLLING SHOWS JOE BIDEN NECK AND NECK WITH DONALD TRUMP, AND THAT IS WHERE THE DONALD TRUMP SEES THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO CLINCH IT FOR THEM

THAT'S WHY YOU'VE SOON THE PRESIDENT COME OUT TWICE IN AS MANY MONTHS, AND DESPITE COVID, COMING TO THE HEART, BECAUSE HE NEEDS TO BE ABLE TO REFORM WELL, ESPECIALLY HERE IN MARE KEY PA COUNTY, THE GREATER PHOENIX AREA YOU MENTIONED MARTHA McSALLY, AND THAT IS THE PART THAT SCARES THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, TALKING TO OPERATIVES IN THE STATE, INCLUDING FORMER ARIZONA REPUBLICAN SENATOR JOHN KYLE EVEN THERE IS CONCERN ABOUT WHERE THESE NUMBERS ARE GOING IN ARIZONA, PARTICULARLY AMONG INDEPENDENTS MARTHA McSALLY, SHE'S RUNNING AGAINST MARK KELLY, THE FORMER ASTRONAUT AND HUSBAND OF GABBY GIBB FORD THE LATEST POLLING SHOWS HIM POLLING AMONG INDEPENDENT VOTERS HAVING A 30-POINT ADVANTAGE AMONG INDEPENDENT VOTERS

THIS IS SIGNIFICANT, BECAUSE IF YOU LOOK ACROSS THE STATE, THE NUMBER OF INDEPENDENTS HAS GROWN BY 50% OVER THE LAST 12 YEARS, WHILE THE NUMBER OF INDEPENDENTS AND DEMOCRATS, OR REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS HAS GROWN BY 25% IN 2018, IT WAS INDEPENDENTS THAT CAUGHT MARTHA McSALLY SHE LOST TO CARES TEN CINEMA HER NUMBERS, AT LEAST ACCORDING TO POLLING, DO NOT APPEAR TO BE FARING ANY BETTER THAT IS WHY FOR HER AND DONALD TRUMP SHOWING UP FOR SUPPORT IN THE DESERT IS SO CRUCIAL IN THE SUMMER

>> ALL RIGHT, VAUGHN LET'S TALK A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THAT THE PRESIDENT VISITED THE BORDER WALL WHY WAS THAT SO IMPORTANT AS WELL? >> THIS IS THE PRESIDENT WHO CAMPAIGNED IN 2016 ON BUILD THE WALL HE TODAY IS CELEBRATING THE 200th NEW BORDER WALL CONSTRUCTION HE WANTED TO GO DOWN THERE ALONG WITH McSALLY AND THE GOVERNOR TO SHOW THE CONSTRUCTION THAT HAS BEEN MADE AT THIS POINT WE SHOULD NOTE YUMA IS ALSO A HOT SPOT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT CON FILMED TO ME THAT TWO OF THOSE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS WORKING ON THAT VERY WALL HAVE CONTRACTED AND TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID

AND HE NEEDS TO SHORE UP SUPPORT IN THOSE CONSERVATIVE AREAS AS WELL, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, WE WERE TALKING ABOUT PHOENIX HERE, AND THERE IS A CHANCE HE COULD LOSE MARICOPA COUNTY, WHICH HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE STRONGHOLD TOBREWER JOE ARPAIO HAD REIGNED AS SHERIFF OF THIS COUNTY FOR 24 YEARS HE NEED TO JUICE UP THAT SUPPORT IT IS THE TRUMP PART OF THE COUNTRY HE NEEDS TO GET TRUMP SUPPORTERS OUT IN BETTER NUMBERS THAN WHAT HE WAS ABLE TO PULL OFF IN 2016

>> VAUGHN HILLIARD IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA, THANKS SO MUCH, MY FRIEND >> THANKS, MY FRIEND >>> THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION MEDICAL TEAM TESTIFYING ON CAPITOL TODAY WHILE COVID-19 CASES ARE SURGING IN STATES TO CALIFORNIA HERE IS WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT THE PANDEMIC

>> I KNOW FOR SURE NONE OF US HAVE EVER BEEN TOLD TO SLOW DOWN ON TESTING THAT JUST IS A FACT IN FACT, WE WILL BE DOING MORE TESTING >> ALL OF US HAVE BEEN AND CONTINUE TO BE COMMITTED TO INCREASING RIDLEY, TIMELY ACCESS TO TESTING >> THE PRESIDENT, NOR ANYONE IN THE ADMINISTRATION HAS INSTRUCTED US THAT WE SHOULD DO LESS TESTING, HAS SAID THAT TO ME

WE ARE PROCEEDING IN THE OPPOSITE WE WANT TO DO MORE TESTING, A HIGHER QUALITY >> I WOULD STATE THAT IF I RECEIVED POLITICAL PRESSURE, I WILL REPORT IT I HAVE NOT FELT POLITICAL PRESSURE NOR THE FDA IN ANY SPECIFIC DIRECTION >> WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY, THE COMMUNITY IN GENERAL AS A DEMOGRAPHIC GROUP, THERE ARE TWO ELEMENTS THAT MAKE IT MUCH MORE DIFFICULT FOR THEM AND WHY THEY'RE SUFFERING DISPROPORTIONATELY

ONE IS THE RISK OF INFECTION BECAUSE OF ECONOMIC AND OTHER CONSIDERATIONS SO THE JOBS THE MAJORITY OF THEM WOULD FIND THEMSELVES IN DOES NOT ALLOW THEM TO PROTECT THEMSELVES MOST OF THEM ARE ESSENTIAL ON THE OUTSIDE, HAVING TO MINGLE WITH A SOCIETY IN WHICH THE VIRUS IS CIRCULATING THEN WE KNOW FROM A LOT OF EXPERIENCE NOW THAT THE SITUATION — WHETHER OR NOT YOU HAVE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES, HOSPITALIZATIONS, INTEGRATION, COMPLICATIONS, AND DEATH RELATE VERY STRONGLY TO THE PREVALENCE AND UNDERSTAND DENSE OF UNDERLYING COMORBID CONDITIONS, WHICH ARE DISPROPORTIONATELY MORE EXPRESSED IN THE AFRICAN AMERICAN POPULATION PLAN A, DON'T GO IN A CROWD

PLAN B, IF YOU DO, MAKE SURE YOU WEAR A MASK >> WE AT THE OPERATIONAL LEVEL, CONTINUE TO INTERACT WITH THE WHO IN A VERY MEANINGFUL WAY, LITERALLY ON A DAY-BY-DAY BASIS >> I HAVE NOT DIRECTLY RECOMMENDED TO THE PRESIDENT TO WEAR A MASK, BUT I THINK IT'S VERY CLEAR TO ANYBODY IN THE COUNTRY, BECAUSE I TALK ABOUT IT SO OFTEN, OF THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING PHYSICAL DISTANCE WITH A MASK >> IT IS IMPERATIVE TO WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES >>> NBC NEWS MEDICAL CONTRIBUTOR DR

NATALIE AZAR JOINS ME NOW GREAT TO SEE YOU WHAT DID YOU TAKE AWAY FROM TODAY'S HEARING? WAS THE RESPONSE FROM HEALTH OFFICIALS TODAY SUFFICIENT, IN YOUR OPINION? >> I THINK, WHAT REALLY STRUCK ME TODAY WAS AGAIN HOW IMPORTANT CONSISTENCY IS IN MESSAGING FROM OUR LEADERSHIP AND IN PARTICULAR, HOW THE PACKAGING FROM THE WHITE HOUSE CONTINUES TO UNDERMINE THE MESSAGE FROM THEIR OWN PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERT AND DR

FAUCCI, HE ALMOST STOLE MY TALKING POINTS HE SAID REPEATEDLY AND FOR AN EXAMPLE, AVOIDING BIG CROWDS WE KNOW THAT LARGE CROWDS WHERE YOU CAN'T REALLY MOVE IN A CLOSED ARENA WHERE YOU'RE SHOUTING AT POTENTIALLY NOT WEARING A MASK IS DANGEROUS AND AT THE SAME TIME, THE PRESIDENT, YOU KNOW, ATTENDED A RALLY OR HELD A RALLY THIS WEEKEND, AND IS PLANNING ON HAVING MORE EVENTS IN ARIZONA RIGHT NOW, WEARING A MASK DR

FAUCCI BASICALLY SAID, "I'M NOT SUGGESTING HE WEAR A MASK I AM PLEADING WITH YOU TO WEAR A MASK," BECAUSE THEY KNOW HOW IMPORTANT IT IS OF COURSE, THE PRESIDENT AND MANY OF THE PEOPLE WHO FLANK HIM AT THE WALL WERE NOT WEARING A MASK OF COURSE, THE TESTING KERFUFFLE WITH THE THE PRESIDENT'S SUGGESTION HE ADVISED LESS TESTING THEY COULD NOT HAVE CONFIRMED OR EMPHASIZED JUST HOW IMPORTANT TESTING IS

>> DR FAUCCI SAID HE IS DISTURBED BY THE RISE IN CASES, PARTICULARLY THAT HE'S CONCERNED ABOUT COMMUNITY SPREAD YOUR THOUGHTS? >> ABSOLUTELY FROM THE BEGINNING, WE TALKED ABOUT THE DIFFERENT STAGES OF A PANDEMIC WHEN WHEN YOU'RE STILL IN THE MITIGATION PHASE, YOU'RE ABLE TO ADEQUATELY TEST, ISOLATE POSITIVE CASES, AND TRACE THOSE CONTACTS, AND THAT IS HOW AN EPIDEMIC CAN END

IF THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN AND IT GETS OUT OF CONTROL, THAT'S CALLED COMMUNITY SPREAD WE ARE BACK TO LITERALLY PUBLIC HEALTH 101 THE FACT ALL THESE DIFFERENT SPECK THROUGH THE COUNTRY ARE HAPPENING IS INDICATIVE OF COMMUNITY SPREAD AND I WANT TO USE HIS TERMINOLOGY HE'S NOT TALKING ABOUT THE SECOND WAVE

HE IS TALKING ABOUT THE FACT WE ARE STILL IN A FIRST WAVE, AND MANY PLACES IN THE COUNTRY ARE ONLY NOW SEEING A SPIKE WE STILL ARE HAVING CASES EVER DAY IT HASN'T BURNED OUT HERE IT HASN'T BURNED OUT ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY IT IS LOCALLY TO BE HERE FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE, AS WE'VE DISCUSSED MANY TIMES

>> DR FAUCCI SAID HE IS OPTIMISTIC WE'LL HAVE A VACCINE SOONER RATHER THAN LATER HE SAYS THE RISKS WE'RE TAKING ARE MONEY- BASED RISKS, NOT SAFETY RISKS CAN YOU RISKS? >> ABSOLUTELY WE TALKED ABOUT, IN THE CONVENTIONAL WAY OF MAKING A VACCINE, WHICH TAKES YEARS, THERE'S A VERY MET CALL PROCESS THAT HAPPENS, PHASE ONE, PHASE TWO, PHASE THREE

THEN, AFTER YOU'VE ESTABLISHED A LARGE PHASE- THREE TRIAL A VACCINE IS SAFE AND EFFECTIVE, YOU GO TO MANUFACTURERS AND SAY, "NOW WE NEED TO RAMP UP TESTING," OR, "RAMP UP PRODUCTION IN ORDER TO ADMINISTER AND DEPLOY" WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THIS CASE IS THE GOVERNMENT IS COLLABORATING WITH PHARMA AS WITH SPEAK TO COMMIT VACCINE MONEYS THE PROCESS IS HAPPENING IN PARALLEL WHAT OF COURSE WE'RE ALL HOPING IS WE GET TO THE END OF A FEW DIFFERENT PHASE THREE TRIALS OF A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT CANDIDATES, AND WE DON'T SEE A CONCERNING SAFETY SIGNAL, BUT RATHER THAT WE FIND OUT THAT IT IS BOTH SAFE AND EFFECTIVE WE'RE ALREADY HOPEFULLY HAVE A MILLION OR SO VACCINE DOSES IN OUR POCKETS, AND THOSE MANUFACTURERS WHO HAVE JUST BEEN MAKING THOSE CAN VERY QUICKLY RAMP UP PRODUCTION IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO ADMINISTER IT ON A LARGE SCALE

>> OFFICIALS STRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ABLE TO FIGHT COVID-19 AND THE SEASONAL FLU AT THE SAME TIME HOW CAN WE BEST PROTECT OURSELVES THIS FALL? >> THE NUMBER- ONE THING IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET YOUR FLU SHOT WE WERE ASKED THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS DOES THE FLU SHOT PROTECT? THE VERY DIRECT ANSWER IS NO, IT DOESN'T THEY ARE TWO VERY DIFFERENT VIRUSES

IF YOU GET SICK WITH THE FLU AND YOU'RE COMPROMISED AND YOUR LUNGS ARE COMPROMISED, YOU ARE AT GREATER RISK NOT ONLY FOR DEVELOPING A PNEUMONIA, BUT AT A GREATER RISK FOR ANOTHER PULMONARY INFECTION LIKE COVID-19 THE SAME PRINCIPLES APPLY, HAND WASHING, KEEPING A LITTLE BIT OF DISTANCE, NOT SHAKING HANDS I THINK WE ALL LEARNED A VERY IMPORTANT LESSON THIS YEAR JUST ABOUT HOW EASY RESPIRATORY PASSAGE IS SPREAD WE DON'T KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN IT WILL BE OVERWHELMING FOR OUR HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IF WE GET A SURGE OF FLU AND COVID-19 AT THE SAME TIME

BUT I AM HOPEFUL — AND I'M GOING TO REMAIN OPTIMISTIC THAT SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE LEARNED IN ORDER TO FIGHT COVID-19 WORK FOR FIGHTING THE FLU AND HOPEFULLY, WE CAN KEEP IT AT BAY >> WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THIS BEFORE I TALK ABOUT IT WITH YOU AND DR JOHN

WE ARE CERTAINLY MORE AWARE OF HAND WASHING AND HYGIENE THAN EVER BEFORE HOPEFULLY, IF PEOPLE STICK TO IT, IT WILL HELP THIS FALL THANK YOU SO MUCH >> THANK YOU >> THANK YOU

>>> PRESIDENT TRUMP'S TOP HEALTH OFFICIALS TESTIFIED ON CAPITOL HILL TODAY ABOUT THE SURGE OF CORONAVIRUS CASES IN OUR COUNTRY THE PRESIDENT VISITED ONE OF THE STATES DEALING WITH THE CORONAVIRUS SPECK, ARIZONA NBCNEWSCOM SENIOR WHITE HOUSE REPORTER SHANNON PETTYPIECE JOINS ME NOW HEALTH OFFICIALS BROKE WITH THE PRESIDENT ON A NUMBER OF TRENDS TODAY, INCLUDING THE NEED FOR TESTING AND VACCINE PRODUCTION

HOW IS THE WHITE HOUSE REACTING TO THAT? >> WELL, THE PRESIDENT HAS CONTINUED THROUGHOUT THE DAY TALKING ABOUT THE TESTING BEING THE INDICATION, NOT THAT THERE IS MORE CORONAVIRUS OUT THERE, BUT JUST THAT WE ARE IDENTIFYING IT, AND THAT WE ARE DOING A LOT OF TESTING, WE WOULD NOT BE FINDING AS MANY CASES AS MOST PEOPLE KNOW, WITH ANY SORT OF TEST, JUST BECAUSE YOU TAKE A PREGNANCY TEST DOESN'T MEAN YOU ARE PREGNANT THERE ARE VIRUSES OUT THERE, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER WE ARE TESTING FOR IT OR NOT HE HAS PLANS TO CONTINUE TO BE ON THE ROAD DESPITE WHAT WE ARE HEARING ON CAPITOL HILL ABOUT A PANDEMIC THAT IS ANYTHING BUT BEHIND US >> JOHN BOLTON SPEAKING OUT AGAIN TODAY, THIS TIME IN AN INTERVIEW WITH "THE WASHINGTON POST

" LET'S PLAY THAT >> WHAT WAS THE FIRST MOMENT YOU CAME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS UNFIT? >> WELL, IT DIDN'T POP OUT LIKE A LIGHTBULB TURNING ON IT WAS AN ACCUMULATION OF MANY MEETINGS, CONVERSATIONS, THINGS THAT PLAYED OUT OVER A SUSTAINED PERIOD OF TIME >> BOLTON SAID HE WOULD CONSIDER TESTIFYING AGAINST ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL BARR ANY REACTION FROM THE ADMINISTRATION TO ANY OF THAT? >> THERE HAS BEEN A CONTINUED ATTEMPT AT CHARACTER ASSASSINATION AGAINST BOLTON BY TRUMP AND HIS ALLIES WHO ACCUSE HIM OF EVERYTHING FROM THE IRAQ WAR TO HAVING BEEN OUT THERE BY HIMSELF TO TRYING TO GET A BOOK DEAL I THINK THE CONTINUED PRESENCE OF BOLTON OUT THERE, OF COURSE, HE'S DOING A NUMBER OF APPEARANCES

THE BOOK DOES COME OUT TODAY THAT WILL OBVIOUSLY DIE DOWN ONCE THIS BOOK TOUR ENDS HE'S GOING TO CONTINUE TO BE A PRESENCE THROUGHOUT THIS CAMPAIGN AS WELL AS A NUMBER OF OTHER FORMER ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS WHO CONTINUED TO SPEAK OUT OCCASIONALLY ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE, NOT SO FAVORABLE EXPERIENCE IN THIS ADMINISTRATION YOU KNOW, JOHN KELLY, GENERAL MATTIS, FOR EXAMPLE IT IS INTERESTING THE FACT THAT THE PRESIDENT'S OWN FORMER OFFICIALS AND REPUBLICANS IN MANY CASES ARE NOW BECOMING A REALLY DAMAGING FACTOR IN HIS REELECTION, AND WE'LL SEE HOW IT GOES

BUT POTENTIALLY MORE SO THAN ANYTHING THE DEMOCRATS OR THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN COULD THREE AT THE PRESIDENT >> ONE LAST QUESTION FOR YOU, TWITTER ADDING A PUBLIC INTERESTING NOTICE ON ANOTHER ONE OF THE PRESIDENT'S TWEETS, THIS TIME FOR VIOLATING HIS POLICY SAY ON ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR CAN YOU TELL US WHAT HAPPENED HERE? >> >> THIS IS THE FIFTH WARNING TWITTER HAS PUT ON ONE OF THE PRESIDENT'S TWEETS AS YOU CAN SEE, THAT WARNING UP THERE, IT TALKS ABOUT A THREAT AGAINST AN IDENTIFIABLE GROUP

THIS IS THE TWEET THE PRESIDENT HAS PUT OUT, WHERE HE SAID HE WAS DIRECTING THE PROTESTERS IN DC, WHERE HE SAID THAT, IF THEY TRY, THEY WILL BE MET WITH SERIOUS FORCE, TALKING ABOUT THE AUTONOMOUS ZONE IN DC THAT THREAT OF USE OF FORCE IN THIS SITUATION, YOU CAN ASSUME IT WAS THE PRESIDENT, YOU KNOW, TALKING ABOUT USING THE SECRET SERVICE, THE PARK POLICE, POTENTIALLY NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS, AS HE HAS IN THE PAST

THAT WAS ENOUGH FOR TWITTER TO PUT ANOTHER WARNING AND LABEL AND, YOU KNOW, OF COURSE THE PRESIDENT AND HIS ALLIES THROUGH THESE TWITTER WARNINGS — THE PRESIDENT ACCUSED TWITTER OF BEING BIASED THIS MOTIVATES CONSERVATIVES THIS IDEA THAT SOCIAL MEDIA AND INTERNET COMPANIES ARE BIASED AGAINST THE PRESIDENT IT'S ANOTHER WAY TO LEVERAGE THAT SORT OF ANGER IN THE RIGHT WING OF THE PARTY WHEN IT COMES TO TWITTER AND SOCIAL MEDIA >> SHANNON PETTYPECE, THANKS SO MUCH

>>> THE PRESIDENT'S FAMILY PAID THEIR FINAL RESPECTS TO RASHARD BROOKS IN ATLANTA THIS AFTERNOON BLAINE ALEXANDER JOINS ME NOW FROM ATLANTA BLAINE, YOU WERE THERE WHEN BROOKS' CASKET WAS TAKEN OUT OF THE CHURCH AFTER HIS FUNERAL SERVICE >

>> Reporter: WELL CERTAINLY, AN EMOTIONAL STRETCH OF DAYS, ALISON I WATCHED HISS CAN COAT BEING ROLLED OUT, AND KIND OF SAW IT AS HE WAS TAKEN AWAY HE' GOING TO BE LAID TO REST IN ATLANTA YOU KNOW, TODAY'S FUNERAL SERVICE REALLY WAS A COMBINATION OF A CELEBRATION OF HIS LIFE WHILE MANY INSIDE WERE PROTESTING HIS DEATH YOU SAW MEMORIES OF WHAT HE WAS LIKE AS A FATHER, A FATHER OF FOUR

THERE WERE JOKING WORDS FROM HIS MOTHER- IN-LAW, TALKING ABOUT HIM BARBECUING, HOW HIS WIFE SAID HE LIKES TO DANCE, BUT WASN'T REALLY THAT GOOD AT IT SO YOU GOT A SENSE OF WHO BROOKS WAS AS A PERSON, AS AN INDIVIDUAL, BUT CERTAINLY A VERY STRONG PART OF TODAY'S SERVICE WAS THE EVENTS SURROUNDING HIS DEATH WE HEARD FROM THE DAUGHTER OF DR MARTIN LUTHER KING, JUNIOR, WHO WAS PASTOR OF THIS CHURCH THIS HISTORIC CREATION HERE IN ATLANTA, AND SHE SPOKE DIRECTLY TO BROOKS

SHE SPOKE DIRECTLY TO THE CHILDREN SHE SAID I KNOW WHAT IT IS LIKE TO LOSE YOUR FATHER AT AN EARLY AGE SHE SPOKE TO THEM, SAID SHE WOULD CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR THEM AS WELL WE HEARD FROM THE CHURCH, PASTOR, DR RAFAEL WARNOV WHO LIKENED THIS TO THE CASE OF GEORGE FLOYD, SAYING THEY WERE DIFFERENT, NOTING THAT BROOKS WAS RUNNING A WAY FROM POLICE WHEN THEY WERE SHOT, AND GEORGE FLOYD WAS COMPLYING

HE SAID, AT THE END OF THE DAY, THE SIMILARITY IS THAT BOTH OF THEM ENDED UP DEAD HE SPOKE ABOUT THAT AS WELL WE HEARD A LOT OF MEMORIES TODAY FROM PEOPLE WHO KNEW BROOKS PERSONALLY, BUT THOSE WHO WERE JUST DRAWN TO HIS STORY AND FIGHTING AND PROTESTING THE MANNER IN WHICH HE DIED ALISON? >> I THINK WE DO HAVE A LITTLE SOUND I WONDER IF WE CAN PLAY THAT, IF YOU CAN TELL US MORE ABOUT THE SERVICE, THE MESSAGE FROM THE REVEREND

>> RATHER THAN TRYING TO DESTROY ONE ANOTHER, MAYBE GOD HASSONNED HERE, AND MAYBE GOD WANTS US TO USE RASHARD'S TRAGIC STORY AND THIS DARK STORY TO MOVE US TO FINALLY TURNING THE PAGE >> HE ALSO LEFT A MESSAGE TO PROTESTERS AT THE END HE SAID, FOR THOSE OUT THERE, PROTESTING, WHO ARE CALLING FOR CHANGE, HE SAID KEEP DOING IT, KEEP PUSHING, KEEP FIGHTING THOSE WERE HIS WORDS, CLOSING OUT THE EULOGY, URGING PEOPLE TO CONTINUE IN THEIR PUSH HE ALSO TALKED ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF VOTE

HE SAID YOU CAN'T PROTEST IN THE STREETS WITHOUT HAVING THE BIGGEST MARCH OF ALL, ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO GO TO THE POLLS IN NOVEMBER AND VOTE >> LEIGH, ALSO THIS AFTERNOON, WE UNDERSTAND THE POLICE MADE AN ARREST IN THE FIRE AT THE WENDY'S, WHERE BROOKS WAS KILLED WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THAT, AND WHAT IS NEXT OF THE OFFICERS WHO WERE INVOLVED IN HIS DEATH >> NATALIE WHITE, WANTED FOR FIRST DEGREE ARSON SHE WAS ONE OF THE PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WENDY'S BURNING TO THE GROUND

AN ARREST HAS BEEN MADE IN THAT CASE WHEN THEY PUT OUT THE WARRANTS EARLIER, THEY BELIEVED SHE WAS ONE OF SEVERAL PEOPLE INVOLVED THAT NIGHT >> THANK YOU SO MUCH >>> LAWMAKERS ON CAPITOL HILL ARE AT ODDS OVERPOLICE REFORM

IT LOOKS LIKE DEMOCRATS PLAN TO BLOCK THE REPUBLICANS' BILL >> THERE IS NO ESCAPING THE FACT THAT REPUBLICANS HAVE DRAFTED A BILL THAT IS DEEPLY, FUNDAMENTALLY, AND IRREVOCABLY FLAWED >> THEY WERE TELLING EVERYONE WHO WOULD LISTEN WE WOULD BE DERELICT IN OUR DUTY IF WE DID NOT HAVE REFORM ON THE FLOOR THIS THIS MONTH BUT THEN, AS SOON AS THE JUNIOR SENATOR FROM SOUTH CAROLINA ACTUALLY PUBLISHED SOMETHING CONCRETE, THEIR TUNE HAS CHANGED RATHER SHARPLY >>> NBC NEWS CAPITOL HILL CORRESPONDENT LEANN CALDWELL JOINING ME WHAT IS THE LATEST HERE? >> ALISON, WE'RE MOVING INTO A VERY IMPORTANT DAY TOMORROW, WHERE MITCH McCONNELL IS GOING TO PUT FORWARD A PROCEDURAL VOTE ON THIS REPUBLICAN LIFE DEMOCRATS HAVE THE ABILITY TO BLOCK IT, BECAUSE THEY NEED 60 SENATORS THERE'S ONLY 63 REPUBLICANS, SO THEY NEED SEVEN DEMOCRATS DEMOCRATS ARE HAVE ANNOUNCED THEY ARE NOT PREPARED TO SUPPORT THE PROCEDURAL VOTE TO EVEN BEGIN DEBATING THIS BILL

THE REASON THEY SAY THAT THE BILL IS COMPLETELY FLAWED IT'S NOT A GOOD STARTING POINT TO TRY TO ALTER THE BILL THEY DON'T TRUST McCONNELL, THAT HE'S GOING TO ALLOW OPEN DEBATE FOR THEM TO EVEN BEGIN TO TRY TO CHANGE THIS BILL I ASKED CHUCK SHUMMER WHY NOT GO THROUGH THE PROCESS AND DO IT OLD SCHOOL, LIKE THE HOUSE PASSS THE DEMOCRATIC BILL, THE SENATE PASSS THE REPUBLICAN BILL, AND THEN THE TWO PARTIES MEET IN A CONFERENCE COMMITTEE TO COME UP WITH A COMPROMISED BILL SHUMMER REJECTED THAT, SAYING THE PROCESS HAS BEEN SO PARTISAN, THAT IT IS A HORRIBLE PLACE TO START, ALISON

>> LEANN, CAN WE TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE MAIN DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE BILL PUT OUT BY HOUSE DEMOCRATS AND SENATE REPUBLICANS? >> THERE'S A BIG GAP BETWEEN THE SENATE — THE REPUBLICAN BILL AND THE DEMOCRATIC BILL THE DEMOCRATIC BILL BANS THEM OUT RIGHT ON THE ISSUE OF NO-KNOCK WARRANTS, POLICE OFFICERS ENTERING SOMEONE'S HOUSE OR APARTMENT WITHOUT KNOCKING, THE DEMOCRATIC BILL BANALS THOSE THEN THERE'S THIS ISSUE OF IMMUNITY THAT PREVENTS POLICE OFFICERS FROM BEING SUED IF THEY KILL SOMEONE OR SOMEONE IS INJURED AND DEMOCRATS ELIMINATE THAT DEFENSE THAT POLICE OFFICERS HAVE

REPUBLICANS DON'T TOUCH THE ISSUE AT ALL THERE'S ANOTHER ISSUE AT ALL, THE POLICE FUNDING IF DEMOCRATS DON'T ADD NEW MONEY TO IMPLEMENT THEIR REFORM, REPUBLICANS DO SO DEMOCRATS THINK THIS IS JUST A NONSTARTER, AND THEY HAVE THE SUPPORT OF A AND COLD AND COUGH CIVIL RIGHTS GROUP, INCLUDING THE NAACP, WHO HAVE GIVEN THE DEMOCRATS COVER BY ENCOURAGING THEM TO NOT SUPPORT THIS BILL, ALISON

>> LEAH, I SPOKE WITH INDIANA SENATOR MIKE VAUGHN TODAY THE ONLY REPUBLICAN SENATOR WHO SUPPORTS SCALING BACK QUALIFIED IMMUNITY WHAT DID HE TELL YOU? >> SENATOR BRAWN IS AN OUTLIER IN THE REPUBLICAN PARTY I JUST MENTIONED WHAT THIS QUALIFIED COMMUNITY IS, A DEFENSE OFFICERS CAN USE IN COURT HE SAID THAT HE IS NOT THE ONLY ONE THAT SUPPORTS CHANGING IT

HE IS DEFINITELY THE ONLY ONE WHO IS VERY VOCAL IN TRYING TO ALTER IT HE INTRODUCED LEGISLATION TODAY HERE'S WHAT HE HAD TO SAY >> WHEN IT COMES TO QUALIFIED IMMUNITY, IT'S ANALOGOUS TO HEALTH CARE WE AS REPUBLICANS ARE A LITTLE SLOW SOMETIMES TO COME TO THE ISSUE, MAYBE A LITTLE TENTATIVE IN WHAT WE WANT TO DO

HERE, BEING FOR TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY, I THINK THOSE ARE REPUBLICAN ISSUES WE CAN'T DO IT SELECTIVELY FOR ME, THIS IS A MOMENT IN TIME IF YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING TO CHANGE THE DYNAMIC, YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOME DISCUSSION OF QUALIFIED IMMUNITY >> I DON'T THINK THERE IS GOING TO BE ONE REPUBLICAN FOR IT, BUT IF THERE'S A THIRD THAT SAYS WE SHOULD DO NOTHING, A THIRD THAT MAY WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT IT, AND I THINK THERE'S A THIRD IN OUR CONFERENCE THAT KNOWS THAT THE PRINCIPLES OF TRANSPARENCY AND INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY ARE THERE, AND WE OUGHT TO DO SOMETHING WITH IT AND DEMOCRATS NEED TO KNOW THAT IF THEY'RE WANTING TO GET SOMETHING DONE OTHER THAN THE LOW HANGING FRUIT, THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO COME OFF QUALIFIED IMMUNITY

IMMUNITY I THINK THAT IS ELIMINATING IT I THINK, WHEN YOU HAVE A SMART TEMPLATE OUT THERE THAT WOULD SHOW HOW YOU COULD DO THIS AND MAKE IT WORK TO ELIMINATE THE PREPOND RAN OF A FRIVOLOUS LAWSUIT, IT'S AN ISSUE ACROSS OUR COUNTRY OR ACROSS MANY SECTORS, THAT HE MIGHT FIND THAT IT MIGHT WORK I THINK IT WILL TAKE SOME BUY IN FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT, TOO, TO SEE THAT THEY NEED TO DO MORE SUBSTANTIVELY TO FIX THIS ISSUE THAT PLAGUES THEM CURRENTLY I DON'T THINK, IF WE DON'T TACKLE IMMUNITY, WE MAY NOT GET SOMETHING ACROSS THE FINISH LINE

AND I'M A SPONSOR ON THE BILL, YOU KNOW, VOTE FOR IT IN ITS CURRENT FORM I JUST THINK WE'RE NOT DEALING WITH THE ISSUE IN A WAY THAT'S GOING TO MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE IN THE LONG RUN >> SENATOR VAUGHN THINKS REPUBLICANS NEED TO MOVE MUCH FARTHER, AND THEY NEED TO MEET THE MOMENT, ALISON >> ALL RIGHT

LEANN CALDWELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> YEAH >> YOU'RE WATCHING "NBC NEWS NOW" >> WE HAVE SOME BREAKING NEWS

>> IT'S UNCLEAR WHY THE NOOSE WAS IN THE GARAGE IN THE FIRST PLACE >>> A MAJOR PRIMARY ELECTION IN KENTUCKY TODAY VOTERS THERE HAVE DECIDED WHICH CANDIDATE WILL TAKE ON MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL IN NOVEMBER AMY McGRATH WAS THE FRONT RUNNER, BUT CHARLES BOOKER HAS BEEN GAINING A WHOLE LOT OF MOMENTUM LATELY ZACH BRUCER IT JOINING US

FINALITY PERCENT OF THE POLLING STATIONS ARE CLOSED >> HI, ALISON WE GOT SOME NEW NUMBERS FROM KENTUCKY'S SECRETARY, WHO IS PREDICTING — HE'S ESTIMATING WE'LL HAVE 11 MILLION PRIMARY VOTERS IN THE STATE BY THE END OF THE DAY THAT WILL BE A TURN OUT OF ABOUT 32%, WHICH IS HIGHER THAN EXPECTED

TURN OUT HERE AT THIS ONE LOCATION HAS BEEN ROBUST LET ME SHOW YOU AROUND A BIT WE ARE 20 MINUTES FROM POLLS CLOSING THIS IS WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SEEING FOR THE BETTER PART OF THE DAY IT IS THAT CONSTANT FLOW OF PEOPLE

YOU SEE THEY HAVE THEIR MASKS ON THEY HAVE THEIR FACE SHIELDS ON THEY'RE COOLING OVER HERE THIS IS THE EXTENT OF THE LINE THE LINES, BECAUSE THIS IS SUCH A MASSIVE FACILITY, HAVING GOTTEN BIGGER THAN THIS

THEN, AS WE SEE OVER HERE, YOU SEE THE VOTING BOOTHS THERE ARE 350 INDEPENDENT VOTING BOOTHS IN THIS ONE LOCATION, OVER 150 POLL WORKERS SO WHILE THIS HAS BEEN THE ONE LOCATION YOU'VE SEEN PEOPLE PROCESS THROUGH THIS QUICKLY THEY WERE HANDING OUT FREE FOOD FOR VOTERS WHO CAME THE CONCERN EARLY ON WAS WHEN YOU HEAR IN A COUNTY LIKE THIS, THIS IS THE LARGEST COUNTY IN THE STATE

THERE ARE ABOUT 600,000 REGISTERED VOTERS, GOING FROM ABOUT 260 POLL LOCATIONS TO JUST ONE, THERE WAS CONCERN THAT WAS GOING TO LEAD TO LONG LINES, A MASSIVE INFLUX, CLAIMS OF BORDER DEPRESSION YOU'RE SEEING PEOPLE BEING PROCESSED VERY QUICKLY AT THIS LOCATION >> YEAH, SHACK IT DOESN'T LOOK HECTIC AT ALL YOU MENTIONED THE FREE FOOD

WHAT ARE OFFICIALS DING TO PROTECT PEOPLE WHO CAME OUT TO VOTE TODAY FROM THE CORONAVIRUS? >> THAT'S RIGHT WE'RE STILL IN THIS PANDEMIC THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE SEEING THAT'S PART OF THE JUSTIFICATION FOR HAVING THIS CENTER IT'S AT ENEXPO CENTER

SO SOCIAL DISTANCING HAS BEEN ENFORCED THE VOTING BOOTHS BEHIND ME ARE 6 FEET APART ON EITHER SIDE, AND EXTENDS ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE END THERE'S ANOTHER ROOM ENTIRELY OR ANOTHER SECTION OF THE ROOM THAT HAS A WHOLE BUNCH OF VOTING BOOTHS THAT AREN'T EVEN BEING USED RIGHT NOW IN ADDITION THAT, YOU SEE HAND SANITIZING STATIONS ALL OVER PEOPLE ARE GIVEN HAND SANITIZER AS THEY WALK IN

EVERYONE IS WEARING MASKS, BECAUSE THAT'S REQUIRED SO YOU'RE SEEING THOSE PROTECTIONS I TALKED TO SOME VOTERS ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE COMING UP TODAY LISTEN TO WHAT THEY TOLD TOLD ME >> I WAS HAPPY WITH THAT

>> IT WAS IN AND OUT >> IT WAS SURPRISING I SUSPECTED LONG LINES >> WAS THERE ANY CONCERN COMING OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS PANDEMIC? >> YES I JUST MADE SURE TO WEAR MY MASK, WASH MY HANDS A LOT WHEN I GET HOME

SOCIAL- DISTANCING, OBVIOUSLY >> WAS IT SOCIAL DISTANCING INSIDE? >> YES, FOR SURE >> PEOPLE THAT WERE WORKING, WEARING MASKS, THE VOTING STANDS WERE ALL SPACED OUT EVERYONE DID THEIR OWN BALLOTING >> HOPEFULLY WE CAN GO BACK TO THE OLD WAY

>> I DON'T KNOW I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE AREN'T COMING BECAUSE OF THIS, AND WHETHER THE CROWDS WILL GET WORSE BECAUSE OF THE EVENTUAL ELECTIONS >> WE'LL JUST HAVE TO WAIT AND SEE >> IN MY CONVERSATIONS, MANY OF THEM CHOSE TO COME OUT, BECAUSE THEY TRIED TO GET THAT MAIL-IN VOTE, BUT JUST DIDN'T GET TO THEM IN TIME ALISON? >> YOU MENTIONED THERE HAD BEEN CONCERN ABOUT VOTER SUPPRESSION THERE

WHAT HAS THE GOVERNOR BEEN SAYING ABOUT THAT? >> , YOU KNOW, HE HAS BEEN STRONGLY PUSHING BACK ON THOSE CLAIMS OF BORDER SUPPRESSION IT GOES BACK TO THAT STATISTIC I MENTIONED BEFORE WHERE YOU HAVE IN THIS COUNTY — THIS IS THE LARGEST COUNTY HOME TO THE MOST AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THIS STATE WHEN STORIES STARTED BUBBLING UP THERE WAS ONE LOCATION DESPITE THE FACT THERE IS 0 POLLING BOOTHS AND THE AMOUNT OF STAFF BACK HERE THERE IS CONCERN THERE WILL BE VOTER SUPPRESSION LISTEN TO THE GOVERNOR PUSH BACK AND DEFEND HIS STATE

>> WE'VE HAD MAIL-IN VOTING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OUR HISTORY I THINK THAT'S THE OPPOSITE OF VOTER SUPPRESSION WE'VE HAD NO- EXCUSE EARLY VOTING WE'VE HAD 170,000 HAVE THEIR VOTING RIGHTS RESTORED, WHICH IS THE OPPOSITE OF VOTER SUPPRESSION

THAT DOESN'T SIT IN TWITTER VERY EASILY I GET THAT THERE CAN BE CONCERNS ABOUT ONE POLLING LOCATION I DON'T THINK IT'S BEING DONE INTENTIONALLY TO SUPPRESS THE VOTE BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, I BELIEVE WE'RE GOING TO HAVE MORE PEOPLE VOTE IN THIS PRIMARY THAN I'VE EVER SEEN

>> IT'S ALSO IMPORTANT TO KNOW, THE REASON WHY YOU HAVE THAT INFLUX IN MAIL-IN VOTING IS BECAUSE THERE WAS AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNOR OF THAT STATE, THE PERSON WE JUST SAW, AND THE SECRETARY THEY CAME TOGETHER AND COMPROMISED TO ALLOW FOR MORE EARLY VOTING THAT WOULD REQUIRE MORE NEGOTIATION ALISON? >> WE TALKED SO MUCH ABOUT THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THIS PRIMARY LET'S TALK ABOUT THE RACE FOR A SECOND

CHARLES BOOKER PICK UP A LOT OF MOMENTUM IN THE POLLS OVER AMY McGRATH WHEN DO YOU THINK WE MIGHT HAVE RESULTS? I KNOW WITH THE SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES, THERE COULD LIKELY BE A DELAY >> THE DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES GOING AFTER ONE ANOTHER ARE COMPETING TO SEE WHO WILL BE ON THE BALLOT ON THE GENERAL ELECTION

THE INTERESTING THING ABOUT THIS RACE IS THAT MANY PEOPLE SAW AMY McGRATH AS HAVING THIS RACE LOCKDOWN FROM EARLY ON SHE RAISED MORE MONEY THAN EVEN SENATOR McCONNELL, A 4-TO-1 ADVANTAGE OVER CHARLES BOOKER, WHO IS A STATE REPRESENTATIVE HERE SO THE FACT THAT IT HAS BEEN A CLOSE RACE, THIS CONTENTIOUS RACE HAS BEEN A SURPRISE TO MANY PEOPLE, AND CAME ON THE HEELS OF THE PROTESTS AROUND THE DEATH AND KILLING OF BRIANNA TAYLOR, AND THE DEATH OF GEORGE FLOYD >> THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT THE PROTESTS, ONE OF THE REASONS THAT DRY HIM TO THEM AND PUT HIM ON THEIR RADAR

IT IS STILL A TIGHT RAILS IT'S EXPECTED TO BE A TIGHT RACE THERE WASN'T THAT MUCH POLLING ONE THING THAT WE DID SEE IN THE PAST FEW WEEKS IS THAT MR BOOKER, HE GOT THE ENDORSEMENT OF THE TWO LARGEST NEWSPAPERS IN THIS STATE, AND ALSO GOT THE ENDORSEMENTS OF SOME NATIONAL PROGRESSIVE LEADERS, BERNIE SANDERS, ELIZABETH WARREN, ALEXANDER CASIO CORTEZ

HE HAD MOMENTUM COMING INTO THIS BUT AMY McGRATH HAS THAT BIOGRAPHY OF THE FIGHTER PILOT, ALSO HAS THAT FINANCIAL ADVANTAGE SHE HAS BEEN UP ON THE AIR WAVES FOR LONG TIME, MUCH LONGER THAN CHARLES BOOKER ALISON? >> ALL RIGHT WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THE RESULTS

THANK YOU SO MUCH >> THERE IS A CARVE OUT FOR UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS IT IS A CARVE OUT IN THE STUDENT PROCESSING SECTOR, AGRICULTURE OR SEAFOOD, BUT NOT HOSPITALITY, NOT SERVICE WORKERS, NOT INTERNS, NOT HIGH-SKILLED TECH WORKERS, NOT PEOPLE BEING TRANSFERRED BETWEEN COMPANIES ALL OF THOSE, ALISON, ARE FROZEN

THE ONE THING I DO WANT TO POINT OUT IS IF YOU ARE SOMEONE WHO HAS ONE OF THE VISAS NOW, YOU'RE SAFE THIS IS A FREEZE ON NEW VISAS FOR THIS CATEGORY, BUT IT'S GOING TO WITH FROZEN THROUGH THE END OF THIS YEAR, AND COMPANIES ARE RESPONDING VERY STRANGELY WE SAW COMPANIES LIKE GOOGLE, FACEBOOK, MICROSOFT, ESPECIALLY IN THE TECH SECTOR, SPEAKING OUT TODAY THE CEO AND PRESIDENT SAYING, "THIS IS WHAT WE NEED WE NEED THESE VISAS IN ORDER TO ATTRACT THE BEST TALENT TO AMERICAN COMPANIES TO BE INNOVATIVE, TO KEEP UP, KEEP A COMPETITIVE EDGE IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY

JUST BECAUSE OF THIS ECONOMIC DOWNTURN, JUST BECAUSE OF COVID-19, THAT DOESN'T MEAN WE CAN STOP BEING COMPETITIVE, AND THEY SAY THIS WILL ACTUALLY HURT THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY MORE THAN HELP IT AND THAT PRIMARILY IS THE ARGUMENT FROM THE WHITE HOUSE, THAT THIS IS SUPPOSED TO HELP BY KEEPING AMERICAN JOBS HERE AND THEY ESTIMATE IT WOULD PROTECT 525,000 AMERICAN JOBS THEY SAY IT'S NOT EXACTLY HOW IT WORKS

A LOT OF TIMES THEY HAVE A HARD TIME FINDING AMERICANS TO FILL THOSE POSITIONS >> YEAH LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT A LITTLE MORE ACTING HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY CHAD WOLF TALK ABOUT THE EXECUTIVE ORDER ON FOX NEWS THIS IS WHAT HE SAID

>> THESE ARE TEMPORARY VISAS FROM OUT OF THE COUNTRY WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID, AS WE BUILD THE ECONOMY BACK UP, HE WANTS AMERICAN WORKERS FIRST HE WANTS TO GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME BACK INTO THE WORK FORCE, REGAIN THEIR JOBS, AND CONTRIBUTE TO THE ECONOMY WE PAUSED A NUMBER OF THE VISAS, AND WE'RE GOING ALLOW AMERICANS TO COMPETE FOR THOSE JOBS FIRST AND FOREMOST

>> IS THERE ANY EVIDENCE — >> IT'S AN ARGUMENT TO HAVE WE CAN LOOK AT CERTAIN JOBS, AND MAYBE THAT WOULD BE THE CASE IN SOME JOBS BUT BY AND LARGE, WHAT WE'RE HEARING FROM THE EMPLOYERS THEMSELVES, THE PEOPLE WHO SPONSOR THE VISAS AND NEED TO FILL THESE POSITIONS IS THAT IT'S BEEN VERY DIFFICULT FOR THEM TO DO THAT THEY ALREADY HAVE TO SHOW, ALISON, THAT THEY COULDN'T FIND AN AMERICAN TO TAKE THAT JOB >> THERE IS SOMETHING YOU MIGHT NOT GET FROM AN AMERICAN WORKER THEY SAY THEY COME HERE FOR THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE THIS IS ALL PART OF OUR GLOBAL ECONOMY THERE ARE DEFICITS FOR PEOPLE COMING OUT OF OUR AMERICAN COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES THAT DON'T HAVE THE SKILLS THAT ARE SO BADLY NEEDED BY OUR TECH INDUSTRY THERE'S A HUGE DEBATE

A LOT OF TIMES IT'S HARD TO FIND AMERICANS TO FILL THOSE JOBS ESPECIALLY AS YOU GET INTO THE LOW-SKILLED JOBS, THOSE ARE VERY HARD AND VERY DEMANDING FROM A MANUAL LABOR PERSPECTIVE THOSE CAN BE VERY HARD TO FILL AND IN FACT, ONE OF THE VISAS — I THINK THIS WILL BE INTERESTING, ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE FOLLOWED THE TRUMP ORGANIZATION, ONE OF THE VISAS THAT WILL BE EFFECTIVE IS THE HB2 VISAS FOR SERVICE AND HOSPITALITY WORKERS WE KNOW THAT THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS TAKEN FULL ADVANTAGE OF THIS

SO IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW THEY ADAPT TO THIS POLICY >> SURE WILL JULIE ANGSLEY, THANK YOU SO MUCH >> THANK YOU >>> THE NBA WAS THE FIRST PRO SPORTS LEAGUE TO PAUSE THE SEASON BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS

NOW ITS PLAYERS ARE GETTING READY TO GET BACK ON THE COURT IN DISNEY WORLD BEFORE SETTING RECORDS FOR NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES BEN OLIVER JOINS ME WHAT IS THE PLAN HERE? HOW IS THIS ALL GOING TO WORK? >> IT'S MULTI- PHASE PLAN YOU'RE ABLE TO USE YOUR TEAM FACILITY HERE FOR THIS WEEK AND NEXT WEEK ALL OF THE TEAMS WILL RALLY TOGETHER NEAR ORLANDO, FLORIDA ON JULY 9th, AND GO THROUGH ANOTHER ROUND OF TESTING BEFORE THEY'RE IS THE TO PLAY THEY'RE GOING TO USE THREE LUXURY HOTELS TO HOUSE THE PLAYERS ALL THE PLAYERS WILL BE PARTICIPATING ON 22 TEAMS THEY'LL USE GYMS

THE IDEA IS IT WILL BE A PROTECTIVE BUBBLE THEY DON'T WANT THE PLAYERS AND THE STAFFERS AND THE COACHES TO BE INTERACTING WITH RANDOM TOURISTS THEY'RE TRYING TO KEEP THEM AS PROTECTED AND SECURE AS POSSIBLE OF COURSE, THEY'RE TRYING TO CREATE A BUBBLE IN THIS ENVIRONMENT IT IS VERY DIFFICULT, AND THAT'S GOING BE THE TASK AT HAND

>> WE'VE SEEN OTHER SPORTS, LIKE BASEBALL AND HOCKEY THEY'VE BEEN PRACTICING IN FOOTBALL THEY SHUT DOWN THEIR FACILITYS WE KNOW THE PHILLIES AND TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING PLAYERS CAUGHT COVID-19 WHAT IS THE NBA DOING TO TRY TO AVOID THAT? >> THEY HAVE A LOT OF SECURITY MEASURES IN PLACE THEY PUT TOGETHER A 113- PAGE DOCUMENT TO SORT OF CONTROL EVERYTHING IN THE BUBBLE

THEY DON'T WANT PLAYERS LICKING THEIR HANDS THEY'LL HAVE SOCIAL DISTANCING ON THE BENCH SOME PLAYERS WILL BE WEARING MASKS THEY WANT PLAYERS TO BE WEARING MASKS WHEN THEY TRAVEL TO AND FROM THE GAMES THEY WANT PLAYERS TO BE SHOWERING IN THEIR HOTEL ROOMS AS OPPOSED TO IN THE POSTGAME LOCKER ROOM

THEY'VE DRILL DOWN TO THE FINE DETAILS INSIDE THE BUBBLE THE PROBLEM IS THEY HAVEN'T PUT TOGETHER ANY POLICIES FOR WHAT HAPPENED OUTSIDE THE BUBBLE AS YOU MENTIONED THE SITUATION IN FLORIDA HAS REALLY DETERIORATED IF YOU COMPARE THE NUMBER OF NEW CASES PER DAY, BACK IN MAY, WHEN THE NBA FIRST SIGNED UP, TO THE NUMBER OF NEW CASES VEHICLE, IT'S LIKE A FIVE OR SIX-TIME INCREASE THAT'S A SUCH MORE SERIOUS SITUATION

THE NBA IS BEGINNING HAVE TO TRY TO KEEP OUT THOSE OTHER PEOPLE FROM ENTERING THE BUBBLE >> IT'S GOTTEN DRAMATICALLY WORSE SINCE WHAT ARE THE PLAYERS SAYING ABOUT THESE PLANS HOW DO THEY FEEL ABOUT IT? >> THERE'S LOT OF MIXED EMOTIONS IT'S NOT JUST THE CORONAVIRUS THEY'RE CONCERNED ABOUT

IT'S ALSO THE SOCIAL JUSTICE PROTESTS THAT ARE GOING AROUND THE COUNTRY SO A NUMBER OF PLAYERS HAVE RAISED VARIOUS CONCERNS FROM HOW ARE YOU GOING TO KEEP US SAFE, CAN WE STAY SAFE, DO WE NEED TO BE LOCKDOWN IN THIS BUBBLE FOR UP TO THREE MONTHS THERE ARE SOME QUESTIONS THERE, BECAUSE THEY'RE TRYING TO KEEP EVERYONE ON CAMPUS THE ENTIRE TIME THEY REALLY DON'T WANT ANYONE TO LEAVE OF COURSE, PLAYERS WANT TO BE ABLE TO PROTEST

WE'VE SEEN NBA STARS LIKE STEFAN CURRY LEADING PROTESTS OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, AND, YOU KNOW, BEING STUCK IN ORLANDO WILL PREVENT YOU FROM PARTICIPATING IN THOSE KINDS OF PROTESTS THEY'VE RAISED LOT OF CONCERNS THERE'S A LOT OF MONEY STUCK SOMETHING LIKE $2 BILLION OF REVENUE COULD BE MADE AND SHARED BY THE LEAGUE AND THE PLAYERS SO FOR NOW, WE ALL EXPECT THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE PLAYERS TO PARTICIPATE WITH THE PLAN AND TO GO FORWARD THIS WEEK BY REPORTING TO THEIR TEAMS

>> LET'S TALK ABOUT TESTING EARLY ON IN THIS PANDEMIC, THE LEAGUE WAS CRITICIZED FOR TESTING ITS PLAYERS WHEN THE GENERAL PUBLIC COULDN'T GET ACCESS TO THOSE TESTS AS CASES SPIKE IN FLORIDA, WHAT IS THE NBA TESTING PLAN HERE? >> ABSOLUTELY IT WAS A HUGE CONTENTION POINT, BECAUSE SUMMER, IN OKLAHOMA, THE FIRST PLACE WHERE THERE WAS AN INCIDENT SOMETHING LIKE 40 OR 50 PLAYERS WERE TESTED

SINCE THEN, THE NBA HAS ENCOURAGED THIS TEAM TO LINE UP PRIVATE TESTING DON'T TAKE ANYTHING FROM PUBLIC HOSPITALS TRY NOT TO HAVE ANY SORT OF AN IMPACT ON THE LOCAL HEALTH NETWORKS WHEN THE NBA COMMITTED TO GOING DOWN TO FLORIDA ORIGINALLY IN MAY, IT DIDN'T SEEM LIKE IT WOULD BE A HUGE ISSUE YOU REMEMBER RON DeSANTIS WELCOMING THE LEAGUES DOWN THERE

THE SITUATION WASN'T NEARLY AS BAD AS SAY NEW YORK OR NEW JERSEY NOW THAT HAS CHANGED, IT COULD BE A DIFFERENT QUESTION FOR THE LEAGUE AT THE SAME TIME, THEY'LL BE ADMINISTERED ALL THEIR OWN TESTS THEY NEED SOMETHING LIKE 10,000 PLUS TESTS TO REGULARLY TEST PLAYERS THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THIS TOURNAMENT THEY'LL BE LINING UP THOSE FROM PRIVATE SOURCES RATHER THAN THE PUBLIC

NOT EVERYONE IS ABLE TO GET TESTED, OR SOMETIMES PEOPLE HAVE DIFFICULTY, AND SO THAT COULD PRESENT SOME CHALLENGES AS WELL >> AS WE SAID A FEW TIMES, THAT IS A VERY DIFFERENT SITUATION IN FLORIDA THAN WHEN THE LEAGUE FIRST STARTED MAKING THESE PLANS WE'LL HAVE TO SEE HOW THINGS GO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING WITH US

>> OH, IT'S MY PLEASURE >>> BEFORE THE EVENT, THE CAMPAIGN SAID IT BROUGHT IN $4 MILLION WITH 120,000 PEOPLE SIGNING UP FOR THE ONLINE FUNDRAISER MIKE EMILY IS COVERING THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN HE JOINS ME NOW MIKE IT IS THE FIRST TIME PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS APPEARED

>> LET ME GIVE YOU SOME NEW NUMBERS THAT THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT HAD THEY BROUGHT IN DONATIONS FROM 175,000 CONTRIBUTORS AND RAISED $76 MILLION THAT MAKES IT THE SINGLE BIGGEST FUNDRAISER, IN FACT, THAT THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN HAS HAD IN THIS ERA IN TERMS OF THE FORMER PRESIDENT AND HIS MESSAGE, HE BEGAN BY SAYING, YOU KNOW, FOR EVERYBODY HELP IS ON THE WAY

HE USED ONE WORD OVER AND OVER AGAIN AS HE MADE SOME DESTRUCTRY REMARKS ABOUT THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT AND THE CAMPAIGN, AND THAT WAS URGENCY I THINK THAT'S PRETTY CLEARLY THE MESSAGE HERE, AND WHAT HE'S TRYING TO GET ACROSS TO DEMOCRATIC VOTERS, EVEN AS POLLS SHOW THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT IS LEADING BY COMFORTABLE MARGINS, NOT COMFORTABLE ENOUGH FOR THE PRESIDENT HE SAID, FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE DONE SOME WORK ON BEHALF OF THE CAMPAIGN ALREADY, YOU HAVEN'T DONE ENOUGH AND HE SAID I INCLUDE MYSELF AND MICHELLE AS PART OF THAT CAUTION IF WE WERE NOT IN A PANDEMIC, WE WERE ABLE TO DO CAMPAIGNING, IT WOULD BE THE FIRST TIME WE WOULD HAVE SEEN THEM TOGETHER

WHAT WE'RE SEEING HERE IS THE BEGINNING OF AN EFFORT BY THE FORMER PRESIDENT TO DO EVERYTHING HE CAN TO THREE HIS REAL POPULARITY STILL, EVEN BEYOND DEMOCRATS BEHIND THE VICE PRESIDENT AT A TIME WHEN THE PRESIDENT WAS EAGER TO GET OUT ON A CAMPAIGN AND HAS BEGUN TO DO SO >> MIKE, YOU SAID IT THIS IS THE FIRST EVENT WILL PRESIDENT OBAMA PLAY A MORE VISIBLE ROLE FROM HERE ON OUT? >> A SPOKESMAN FOR OBAMA SAID HE LOOKS FORWARD TO DOING EVERYTHING HE CAN, NOT JUST TO RAISE MONEY FOR DEMOCRATS, WHICH WAS THE MAIN PART OF WHAT TONIGHT WAS ABOUT, BUT TO BE OUT THERE IN WHATEVER WAY HE CAN FOR DEMOCRATS UP AND DOWN THE BALLOT MADE THE POINT THIS ELECTION IS TOO IMPORTANT TO SIT OUT

SO I THINK THE FORMER PRESIDENT BEING YOUNGER THAN THE FORMER VICE PRESIDENT HAS A LITTLE MORE FREEDOM TO DO THINGS OUT ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL THAN BIDEN WE KNOW THAT THE CAMPAIGN IS VERY CONCERNED ABOUT BIDEN, DOING EVERYTHING IN A VERY BIDEN WE KNOW THE CAMPAIGN IS VERY CONCERNED ABOUT BIDEN, AND HE'S DOING EVERYTHING AND A VERY SOCIALLY DISTANT AND RESPONSIBLE WAY BUT IT'S NOT CLEAR EXACTLY WHAT THAT WILL MEAN IN TERMS OF ACTIVITIES, BUT EVERY INDICATION FROM THE OBAMA SIDE HAS THAT HE WILL BE ACTIVE THROUGHOUT >> BY, I CAN'T LET YOU GO

DENNINGS IS A TOP CONTENDER, OF COURSE HERE'S WHAT SHE SAID ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF BEING JOE BIDEN RIDING MADE >> IF I WANT THE JOB, THAT'S DEFINITELY SOMETHING THAT'S PART OF THE QUESTION I'M NOT SURE I WANT THE JOB AS MUCH AS THE JOB MAY WANT ME >> HAS THE BIDEN CAMPAIGN REACTED TO THAT AT ALL, MIKE? >> NO, THEY HAVE NOT RESPONDED

THEY'VE ALWAYS BEEN CAREFUL ON NOT WEIGHING IN ON ANY SPECIFIC COMMENTS, BUT I LOVE THAT YOU WOULD YOUR SHOW TEAM SINGLED OUT THE MOST IMPORTANT QUOTE FROM THAT LONG INTERVIEW LAST NIGHT THAT I ALSO FOUND FASCINATING, WHICH IS DOES SHE REALLY WANT TO BE VICE PRESIDENT? I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE FELT VAL DEMING'S NAME HAS COME UP IN PEOPLE MIND-SET, ESPECIALLY GIVING THE DEMONSTRATIONS WE'VE SEEN ABOUT POLICING REFORM LOOK AT DEMING'S IS AN AFRICAN- AMERICAN WOMAN, AS SOMEONE WHO IS A RANK-AND- FILE POLICE OFFICER BUT ALSO ACHIEVE, AND MAYBE THEY THINK SHE BRINGS A LOT TO THE TABLE, BUT SHE'S ONLY IN HER SECOND TERM IN CONGRESS, AND I DON'T KNOW IF SHE NECESSARILY IS LOOKING FOR THE VICE PRESIDENCY IT'S ALSO IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER 12 YEARS AGO, JOE BIDEN WAS SAYING WE HE DID NOT NECESSARILY WANT TO BE VICE PRESIDENT HE STILL MAINTAINED THE JOB HE WAS MORE INTERESTED IN WAS POTENTIALLY BEING SECRETARY OF STATE, SO IT COULD BE NO ONE REALLY WANTS THE VICE PRESIDENCY, BUT ESPECIALLY AS WE SEE MAYOR LETICIA LANCE BOTTOMS BEING NAMED OF THE DEMOCRATIC CHAIR COMMITTEE, THAT SUGGESTS YOU MAY NOT BE PART OF THE FINAL VETTING LIST THERE'S THE CHAIR OF THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS MAYBE NOW BEING VETTED AS WELL

EVEN AS THIS GETS TO A MORE SERIOUS SPACE, WE ARE HEARING DIFFERENT NAMES COME IN AND OUT, SO I THINK THOSE OF US WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE TO BREAK SOME NEWS ON THIS BEAT ARE STILL STRUGGLING TO DO SO BECAUSE IT SEEMS LIKE THERE'S STILL A LOT OF DECISIONS TO MAKE IT A LOT OF VETTING STILL TO DO >> THE VEEPSTAKES QUESTION CONTINUES MIKE MEMOLI, THANK YOU ALWAYS FOR ENTERTAINING THEM >>> YOU ARE WATCHING NBC NEWS NOW IT IS TUESDAY, OF COURSE

LET'S GO TO NBC NEWS NOW CORRESPONDENT ALEXA LIOTTA SHE HAS THE LATEST HEADLINES FROM NBCNEWSCOM ALEXA, HOW ARE YOU DOING? >> HEY, ALLISON THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME

WE ARE STARTING WITH THOSE ON CAPITOL HILL, WHERE DR ANTHONY FAUCI TESTIFIED BEFORE CONGRESS TODAY VOICING HIS CONCERN SURROUNDING COVID-19 TRANSMISSION, BUT ALSO SAYING A CORONAVIRUS VACCINE WILL LIKELY BE AVAILABLE AT THE END OF THE YEAR OR THE BEGINNING OF 2021 >> I FEEL CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC THAT WE WILL BE SUCCESSFUL IN GETTING A VACCINE THERE'S NEVER A GUARANTEE OF THAT, BUT THE EARLY DATA THAT WE ARE SEEING REGARDING THE INDUCTION OF GOOD RESPONSES MAKES ME CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC >> MEANWHILE, NUMBER OF STATES IN THE U

S ARE SEEING NEW COVID- 19 SPIKES TODAY ARIZONA REPORTING IT HIGH AS NEW DAILY CASES, HIGHEST NUMBER THERE, WELL HOSPITALIZATIONS IN TEXAS FROM COVID-19 CONTINUE TO RISE TO RECORD LEVELS, AND THAT'S BEEN GOING OUT FOR A WEEK THE STATE REPORTING IN FLORIDA MORE THAN 3200 NEW CASES TODAY, TOTALING MORE THAN 23,000 CASES IN THE LAST 7 DAYS THE MAYOR OF MIAMI HAD THIS TO SAY

>> WE FELT THAT THAT WAS THE NEXT REASONABLE STEP WE COULD TAKE WITHOUT HAVING TO GO BACK AND CLOSE BUSINESSES THAT ARE STRUGGLING TO STAY AFLOAT AND ARE STRUGGLING TO STAY AFLOAT EVEN THOSE ARE THE ARE EMPLOYED ARE DOING SO >> NOW FROM ERICA ANGLO, A MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE HIT CENTRAL MEXICO TODAY PICK AT LEAST ONE PERSON HAS DIED AS A RESULT, AND SEVERAL PEOPLE HAVE BEEN REPORTED TO BE IN US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY ESTIMATES ABOUT 2 MILLION PEOPLE FELT STRONG OR MODERATE SHAKING AS A RESULT OF THE EARTHQUAKE

THE EXTENT OF THE FULL DAMAGES STILL BEING REVIEWED THERE WE'RE NOW TOLD THAT NOVAK DJOKOVIC HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 THE PLAYER IS ASYMPTOMATIC AND HIS WIFE HAS COME UP A SYMPTOMATICALLY HE SAID UNFORTUNATELY, THIS VIRUS IS STILL PRESENT, AND THIS IS THE REALITY WE ARE STILL LEARNING TO COPE AND LIVE WITH >>> FROM NBC'S REBECCA SHABBAT THE THE SECOND PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE ACCORDING TO THE COMMISSION ON PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES

UNIVERSITY DID NOT CITE CORONAVIRUS AS A FACTOR IN ITS DECISION SUGGESTING IT DID PLAY A ROLE, AND IT WILL NOW BE HELD IN MIAMI OCTOBER 15 >>> LAST OUTCOME PRESIDENT TRUMP VOWING TODAY TO ISSUE AN EXECUTIVE ORDER THAT PROTECTS STATUES THIS COMES AFTER PROTESTERS TRIED TO BRING DOWN A STATUE OF ANDREW JACKSON NEAR THE WHITE HOUSE LAST NIGHT BEFORE POLICE INTERVENED THE PRESIDENT CALLING IT DESPICABLE ON TWITTER EARLIER TODAY >>> AND THOSE ARE THE LATEST HEADLINES FOR THIS HOUR

WE'LL BE BACK A LITTLE LATER WOULD SOME MORE UPDATES, ALLISON? >> ALL RIGHT, ALEXA, THANKS SO MUCH WE WILL SEE YOU SOON >>> DR ANTHONY FAUCI WARNING CONGRESS TODAY ABOUT THE ONGOING CORONAVIRUS THREATS >> WE'VE BEEN HIT BADLY

ANYONE WHO LOOKS AT THE NUMBERS, WE'VE HAD OVER 120,000 DEATHS, WE'VE HAD 2 1/2 MILLION INFECTIONS, SO IT'S A SERIOUS SITUATION >> NBC NEWS WHAT ELSE DID YOU TAKE AWAY FROM THE HEARING TODAY? >> Reporter: ALLISON, THE TONE OF THIS HEARING WAS QUITE DIFFERENT FROM THE TONE WE OFTEN HEAR FROM THIS PRESIDENT, FROM THE WHITE HOUSE ON THE VIRUS THAT HAS BEEN RAGING ACROSS THIS NATION A COUPLE THINGS OF NOTE DR

FAUCI TALKED ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF WEARING MASKS, SOMETHING THAT THES

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