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been declining since peaking in march. this week's unemployment report is due out within hours. walk tall with-- what toll willg coronavirus take on america's numbers? we'll take a look. good to have you with us. for the second straight day, the u.s. counted more than 58,000 new cases of covid-19. pushing its total past 3 million. that's about 1/4 of all confirmed infections making it by far the worst hit country in the world. with the outbreak growing, the nation's top expert on infectious disease is urging the public to tighten things up. he says wearing masks, controlling crowd sizes and practicing social distancing is
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the best way to reopen and get kids back in school. at the latest coronavirus task force advisory mike pence schools must open as soon as possible. he said the centers for disease control will issue new recommendations on how to do it safely. it comes after president donald trump slammed the current statements and threatened to cut funding. they are struggling to contain the surge in cases. the number of hospitalizations has risen to levels not seen in weeks. as of monday, 35 states, washington, d.c., and puerto rico all have some type of facemask requirement. while not all states have the requirement, they're at least recommending the use of masks or allowing local leaders to make the call. the mayor of atlanta, georgia, has made the use of masks
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mandatory in public while also confirming she tested positive for the virus. she said learning from other more successful countries is critical to slowing the virus. >> other countries have gotten to the other side of it because there has been decisive leadership from the top and they've been very intentional about testing and making sure that people were wearing masks. all of the things that we are not doing. so when i hear this president say he wants to get the economy going again and he wants kids back in school, then maybe we should look to other countries. >> the situation is increasingly dire across the american southeast. as hospitals run out of capacity and intensive care units, georgia only has 18% of critical care hospital beds free and 17% in patient beds available. while in florida's densely populated miami-dade
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hospitalizations are up 70% and ventilator use is up 116%. for more on how they plan to tackle this, cnn's erica hill has this report. >> reporter: as cases surge across the sunbelt, the white house task force is advising hot spots to cool down. >> really asking the american people in those counties and in those states to not only use the face coverings, not going to bars, not going to indoor dining but really not gathering in homes either, decreasing the gatherings down to our base recommendation which was 10 or less. >> reporter: in less than a month the united states has added a million new cases, now adding more than 51,000 every day. former hot spots also seeing new spikes. >> we have lost all the gains made in june and are now seeing some numbers that rival our peak
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back in april. >> reporter: assays climb in louisiana, they mandated masks in bars at all times unless eating or drinking. houston's mayor canceling the texas gop convention scheduled next week. >> if you still refuse to recognize the public health danger to everyone involved, then i am still the mayor. >> reporter: the city added more than 1,000 new cases on tuesday, a daily high. >> the cases don't really tell the true tragedy of this, that the patients are piling now into hospitals, into icus. >> reporter: 42 icus are now full, more than 50 have just 10% of the beds available. in miami-dade county where the positivity rate hit 10%, the number of patients on
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ventilators is up more than 100%. arizona has 145 icu beds remaining. >> the best we can hope for now is to put out the multiple fires and get to a point of a slow burn where there is a steady rate of infections and unfortunately deaths. >> these aren't 80-year-olds that should die. these are 80-year-olds that contracted a virus because a group of people didn't want to wear a mask. i had a mom and grandmother drive themselves to my hospital and only one drove home. >> reporter: the public health director there noting a slight uptick in deaths on wednesday and warning that there could be more to come because of course deaths will lag even as cases and infection rates and hospitalizations continue to rise. in new york, erica hill, cnn. and joining me now is cnn medical analyst dr. amy compton phillips. always great to have you with
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us. >> thank you some. >> so let's start with the numbers. more than 3 million cases of covid-19 in the u.s. more than 132,000 lives lost so far. 1100 americans died on tuesday alone and yet we see the president and vice president playing down the severity of the situation and even threatening to cut funds to any schools that don't fully open next month. as a doctor, what's your response to this pressure to open all schools for in-person learning in the midst of a pandemic? how smart is that? >> well, my advice to our government is to look at the cdc guidelines and use those to make very wise decisions for each community. and it absolutely is true that children get services beyond education at school. we deal with childhood hunger. it's how you deal with students in risky situations. it will set them up for life better if they get a strong
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education as a child. there are ways to open schools and there are ways to do it safely. pushing schools, particularly if they're overcrowded or they haven't been able to make the foundations over the summer to open safely is not something that would end up well for the health and well-being of the children or the teachers that care for them. >> you mention the cdc because it's now being pressured by the president to rewrite the guidelines for reopening schools because he thinks they're currently too tough and impractical. let's just take a look at some of those guidelines. wearing masks. staying home when appropriate. staggered scheduling. backup starting plan. modified seating. closing communal spaces. which of these do you think the president finds too tough? do you worry that these guidelines will be watered down to satisfy the president and perhaps put lives at risk? >> it is hard to read his mind so i'm not going to pretend to
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do that, but i can say all of those guidelines are there to minimize the risk of spreading the virus to one person to another. one child to another or one child to a teacher. one teacher to another. we have to have a work force that stays healthy. so every single one of those guidelines is there to make it safer to do what we want, he d educate our children n. total those look daunting to somebody sitting back going goal number one is to open the economy because what is really essential is to say, yes, everybody wants to open the economy. everybody wants kids to be in school. everybody wants parents to go back to work. we can do that safely, thoughtfully, well. wow, preserving health and well-being. >> doctor, meantime the numbers show deaths rising in florida,
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arizona, texas. in florida more than 40 hospital icus have hit capacity. more than 10,000 new covid-19 cases were reported wednesday. seven states have record hospitalizations. all this moving in the wrong direction. what do you expect to see in the next few weeks in terms of hospitalizations and deaths across the country? >> i think they will keep going up and predominantly because it takes four weeks for people to change their behavior for people to see the benefits of that change. so if you get exposed to covid today, it will be somewhere just call it a week to get symptoms if you get symptoms. after you get symptoms, for a week or so you can feel bad enough to need the hospital. if you decided to completely isolate yourself and go into quarantine, 14 days from now you might need the hospital if you
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got covid today. there's the time lag. we're going to see at least a couple more weeks of numbers climbing until we see the benefits of all of these new regulations and requirements that florida and texas and arizona are putting in place right now to minimize the risk of transition. so we have a little bit more up to go before we start coming down on the down side. >> doctor, we did learn from the respected washington university model that if 95% of americans wore masks right now, we could save around 45,000 lives and yet there's a reluctance to do this. definitely from the president and from his supporters. we labor this point every single day. you and i have been doing this as well. the message doesn't get through as well. do you think the president needs to be telling people this? why wouldn't he be doing that already if so many lives could be saved.
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where is the disconnect? >> somehow there is a disconnect in not understanding masking up lets us open up. if we wear a mask we can get the economy going faster. it has artificially become this distinction either you're in favor of wearing masks or you're in favor of opening up. te former allows us to do the latter. i think we need to start speaking the president's language and say this is about the economy and the economy is going to be better if people are healthier and people wear masks. >> masking up lets us open up. i like that. we need to put it on a t-shirt. dr. amy compton phillips, always great to check with you. >> thank you so much for having me. mexico is reporting its highest daily increase of new covid cases. almost 7,000 in 24 hours. the single-day record came as
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mexico's president. they repeatedly referred to one another as unlikely friends. they're celebrating the implementation of the new north american trade agreement and they signed a declaration recognizing their strength and partnership. the university of southern california is joining a lawsuit over the trump administration that could result in thousands of students being deported. harvard filed the lawsuit. students must attend one class in person. developing and disturbing story from california where actress nia rivera famous for her floel "glee" went missing.
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she was in a boat on wednesday and three hours later another boater found the child in the boat alone. coming up, health officials at hong kong are racing to contain a new spike in coronavirus cases in what's being called the third wave there. plus this -- >> in china from passengers boarding trains and planes to those with shorter commutes, riding scooters or hopping on the metro rail, masks are on. while the debate over wearing masks rages here in the united states, other countries have quickly adapted to the idea. we'll take a look. ir and honest bidding site. an ipad worth $505, was sold for less than $24; a playstation 4 for less than $16; and a schultz 4k
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australia has suspended its extradition treaty with hong kong after china implemented the controversial new security law. scott morrison said the law created a fundamental change in circumstances. he also announced a pathway to permanent residency from hong
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kong's citizens who want to leave the city. new zealand said it's reviewing its relationship with hong kong. there's been outrage and protests in hong kong despite the new law targeting what beijing considers subversion and terrorism. right now millions of people in melbourne, australia, are under a six-week lockdown as the country battles a resurgence in coronavirus cases. earlier this week australia closed the border between the two most populus streets, victoria and new south wales. there are more than 3,000 cases in victoria and 35 new ones on tuesday. there has been a new surge in hong kong. officials are calling the third wave of the pandemic there. hong kong has been praised for the vigilance in handling new
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outbreaks. this shows just how difficult the virus is to control. health authorities will be giving an update in hours. cnn's will ripley joins us live to talk about this. good to see you, will. what's behind the sudden surge? how's hong kong responding to this? >> reporter: it's a good question, rosemary, but at this stage health officials here don't know the full answer. a lot of these cases. we're talking about dozens popping up over the past few days. here in prague where they acted very early and decisively shutting down the lands, eventually restricting all travel except people who are hong kong residents and making everybody who arrives have a 14 day home quarantine, they thought they had the city locked down air tight, now we have community spread once again.
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small numbers can become very big numbers if health officials don't get a handle on this thing very quickly. that's what they're concerned about. the numbers here in hong kong could start to sharply rise if additional steps are not taken. how did this happen? one theory is that flight crew coming from all over the world up until recently didn't have to take a covid test at the airport like every other incoming traveller. they had to report their health condition and temperature. now they are also required to be tested for covid at the airport. they still don't have to go through the 14 day quarantine. that wouldn't be viable. same thing for diplomats who might have to travel back and forth. they also have an exemption in some cases, but it still raises the question if these people are allowed out in the city, there isn't adequate testing being done. uncomfortable direction for a city once you get past the quarantine, life is relaxed. you can go out to dinner, you
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can go to the gym, you can go out on a boat trip with your friends for the day which is a very popular summertime activity. all involve you to be in close proximity with large numbers of people. this could come to an end quickly. if they're worried this could get bigger, life could go back to the way it was. we could end up back at square one. that's the reality of living with coronavirus in a place like hong kong that's taken it very seriously, pretty much from day one. >> very different story compared to what we're seeing in the united states. a wake-up call to all of us here. we're all screaming but no one is listening. will ripley, thank you very much. and wearing a facemask in the u.s. has almost become a political statement, but in asia, even in democratic countries, there's hardly any
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resistance. the stigma comes when you're not wearing a mask. cnn's david culver shows us what it's like in beijing. >> reporter: a weekday morning rush hour. walk with us through the streets of beijing. look to my right, my left, behind me, even headed right towards me. you notice just about every commuter wearing a facemask. >> reporter: to see a smile around here these days, it's a bit rare. it's a little bit unnerving because it obviously reveals somebody is not covering up their face. in china with passengers riding trains and planes or riding scooters, hopping on the metro rail, masks are on. concerns of the virus still very tresh in china's capital. unlike in parts of the u.s., it is not political here. >> i think people really take it as a social responsibility to wear a mask. >> reporter: does it seem like a controversial issue when you think about putting your mask on
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every day? >> for me it's just really common sense. we want to protect each other so everyone is wearing a mask. >> reporter: lily has a stash of masks at home. >> i grab one and put it on. >> just in case i forgot to wear a mask before i leave. >> reporter: some folks treat masks like a pair of cheap sunglasses, keeping spare ones in places. it's one of many layers of protection from covid-19. mass testing is mandatory. you must show your health code. shop into a local shopping mall, temperature check first. at the food court, you order by phone and peck up with your mask
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on. >> the one time you can take off your mask, when you're eating. >> reporter: that is, if you're dining in. even the chefs working behind the glass cover up. when diners are done, look, they're immediately putting their masks back on as they walk out. you may be in a place like china, natural people are going to follow the rules. its he an authoritarian government otherwise they'll face more consequences. you don't have to look far to see a democratic government doing the same thing, in south korea, japan. the leaders of all of these asian countries and territories often seen wearing a mask in public. stepping out on your own, it's part of the routine. you grab your cell phone, you grab your keys, your wallet, and you make sure you have your facemask. naturally there are times you forget, right? you walk out of your house bare faced. you're in a rush. if the strange looks don't
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remind you, then a police officer or security guard will sometimes shout and you realize they are telling you put on a mask. no question, culturally mask wearing is not that foreign here. many wore them for the sars outbreak in 2003 and 2004. in beijing, masks were worn on heavily polluted days. if you encounter people in the elevator, they will be embarrassed and cover up. they will even step off the elevator just as a courtesy. david culver, cnn, beijing. >> very enlightening. president trump wants american schools to be open but are teachers and students ready for that? more on the push to get kids safely back in the classrooms. that's up after this.
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well, schools and universities across the united states are grappling with how to reopen safely for the coming school year. a former director of the cdc says opening schools is essential, but doing it too early can backfire adding to the stress. threats from the u.s. president to pull funds for education and pressure on governors to open the classrooms. cnn's jeremy diamond has more from the white house. >> reporter: pushing for schools to reopen, president trump is already turning to heavy-handed
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tactics, threatening to cut funding to reluctant schools and dismissing some of his administration's own public health experts. falsely accusing democrats of opposing school reopenings across the board, the president tweeting, may cut off funding if not open. >> what you heard from the president is just a determination to provide the kind of leadership from the federal level to get our kids back to school because that's where they belong. >> reporter: democrats telling cnn the president doesn't have the unilateral authority and vice president pence downplayed trump's threat. >> we are going to respect the unique communities that have challenges, rising cases, rising issues. >> reporter: the president slamming the cdc's reopening guidelines calling them very tough and expensive tweeting, they are asking schools to do very impractical things. cdc director robert redfield
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defending but also downplaying those guidelines. >> i want to make it very clear that it was not the intent of cdc's guidelines is to be useds a rationale to keep schools closed. remember, it's guidance, it's not requirements. >> reporter: redfield declining to say if pressure from the president is overriding the science. >> we will continue to develop and evolve our guidance to meet the needs of the schools and the states. >> reporter: also in the president's crosshairs. >> the current state is really not good. we are still knee deep in the first wave of this. >> reporter: dr. anthony fauci. >> i think we are in a good place. i disagree with him. >> reporter: it was the latest sign of tensions between the president and the dr. americans trust most amid this pandemic. the fallout at the coronavirus task force briefing, dr. fauci notably absent.
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>> reporter: while dr. fauci didn't attend that, we're told he did attend beforehand. he didn't join from the department of education like other officials. a source is telling cnn that dr. fauci was told to attend the meeting from "the situation room." listening in remotely from the white house and not able to see them publicly contradicting each other. dr. fauci is sticking to the facts and citing rising concerns across the country. the president is trying to downplay and undermine the science and public health officials. jeremy diamond, cnn, the white house. joining me right now from new york is randi winegarten. she is president of the american federation of teachers. thank you so much for joining us. >> of course. >> president trump is pressuring
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all schools to reopen and is threatening to cut funds to those that don't, and on wednesday he tweeted this, i disagree with the cdc on their very tough and expensive guidelines for opening schools while they want them open, they are asking schools to do very impractical things. i will be meeting with them exclamation mark three times. what is your reaction to the president suggesting the cdc guidelines as they stand right now are too tough and impractical? >> so the president has played fast and loose with people who go to his rallies. we now see a huge increase in tulsa that they think is because of the rally people of the people who go to bars, people who go to hair salons, but we don't want him or devos to play
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fast and loose with teachers and kids. and if they had simply listened to the cdc guidelines and reopened the way the cdc said just like the european countries have reopened with safety first, we'd be in a lot better shape than we are right now. so the president wants to be reckless because all he cares about -- he's never cared about public schools, public education in the 3 1/2 years that he's been there. all he cares about is he's trying to jack up the numbers of people who are going back to work and so he is trying to do that by any means necessary, even if it hurts kids and hurts teachers. >> so you're saying he is really using the schools as child care?
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>> he's using the schools as child care, but even worst than that, he's using the schools as pawns in his political games and ultimately you want to use adults, you know, as pawns, you want adults to come to your rallies, fine. you want adults to go to bars, fine. but when it comes to being in school indoors for that long a period of time, we need to actually be safe. at the aft we've been fighting for the conditions that are in the current cdc guidelines which essentially boil down to 6 foot physical distancing and masks. we've been fighting for them since april knowing full well this year's going to be -- we
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wanted to be sure that we could have people back at school in april. we want to make sure it's safe and that we meet the needs of kids. we know kids shouldn't be at home, but we know that if you do it safely, as the cdc has said, as epidemiologists have said, as a universe of scientists said you make sure you have enough space so if you sneeze your droplets won't get on to someone else. that's why there's the 6 feet. we see that in wreck centers in new york and physical distancing of masks. we think they become the anchors of what we do in schools to
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reopen them. >> so you'd like the guidelines that are in place now. you don't want to see them watered down in response to president trump. i did want to ask you from an educational point of view as well. earlier in the year the pandemic forced students to study at home. easy for those with a computer and wi-fi. how do you strike a balance to ensure kids have a safe and educational environment. >> we've been saying remote shouldn't be a substitute for in-person learning. we've actually just done a poll of our members who overwhelmingly said -- 86% said remote didn't really work. and we had known that for years. the balance has to be to the
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extent parents are willing to send their kids to school and teachers and parents had the safeguards so we know we're not spreading the virus in school is a hybrid model where you have 50% capacity of kids in school at any one time and then the other 50% are on remote instructi instruction. for younger kids we need to do direct instruction in school and do reinforcement in remote. for the more senior kids you can do some direct instruction remotely and do the reinforcement in school. that's what teachers have told us, teachers who have been doing it every single day since march. >> randi weingarten, thank you very much. we appreciate it. >> you're welcome. an arizona woman seeks
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we are learning more about the moments before george floyd died and the interaction the african-american man had with drerk chauvin. that is the officer who was fired after he knelt on floyd's neck. according to the transcripts from the body camera from two other officers, he said he couldn't breathe and they responded by saying, stop talking. takes a hick of a lot of oxygen to say that. floyd went on to say, i cannot breathe. they're going to kill me. they're going to kill me. i can't breathe.
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all four former police officers who were at the scene that day are now facing charges. the extensive news coverage of george floyd's death has prompted one woman to demand answers in the death of her brother in 2017. it happened while phoenix police were trying to arrest him. as we're about to see, there are remarkable similarities of the two cases including the words, i can't breathe. and i have to warn you, the video is graphic. cnn's drew griffin has the story. >> reporter: mohamed mahayan died dwleers ago pleading for breath. >> i can't breathe. >> reporter: 43 years old, black, homeless. most likely you never heard his name. >> what happened to mohamed is strikingly similar to what happened to george floyd. the only difference is in mr. floyd's case we had a pedestrian with an iphone. >> reporter: it took place in
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2017. cnn has obtained the raw video from multiple police body cameras. witness statements that describe no threats to police officers and testimony from a pathologist who said he died because he couldn't breathe. his sister is suing the city of phoenix. >> i don't know how police officers are allowed to be judge, jury, executioner. this is -- this wasn't a death penalty situation, right? he wanted to use the bathroom. >> reporter: it began 9:30 a.m. on a wednesday. he and his chihuahua were homeless. he needed to use the public restroom. employee stopped him. no dogs allowed. police were called. >> i was doing a natural thing, a natural function. >> reporter: he suffered from
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schizophrenia said his family. he department go anywhere, including the bathroom, without his emotional support dog. police finally allowed him to use the bathroom. while he's inside, they learned he had a warrant for failure to appear in court for a marijuana violation. >> they prepared to arrest him. >> put your hands behind your back. you have a warrant. >> a warrant? >> reporter: he begins to panic. >> who will watch her? >> we'll find somebody to watch her. >> police pry the dog out of his arms and take him down. >> get on the ground. >> okay. okay. ow. okay. >> you're going for a felony now, dumb ass. >> an officer holding him down with a knee to the head as the dog watches. for a few seconds it seems the worst is over. they walk him to their suv. he's still handcuffed, still pleading for his dog. >> officer. >> while the officers are trying to frisk him, somehow his cuffed hands that were behind him end up in front. >> ow.
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ow. >> in front. >> i cannot believe this. [ bleep ]. >> relax, dumb ass. >> to the ground. to the ground. >> once again he ends up on the ground. once again, his head pressed to the pavement by a knee. other hands and feet hold down his torso, arms, restraints added to his legs. several officers pressing into his body. >> i cannot breathe. >> at four different points of the police video he screams, i can't breathe. >> i can't breathe. >> stop moving. shut up. >> he vomits, goes limp, appears to stop breathing. at 10:39 a.m., a little more than an hour after he walked into the community center to use a bathroom, he's declared dead. >> he never swore at them. he never made any aggressive acts towards them yet the way they handled him was as if he were a violent felon and that's simply not the case.
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>> in the after math police released shorter clips of the video. they called the death a homicide due to cardiac arrest aggravated by psychiatric disease, acute meth amphetamine and force in subduing him. >> they don't see him as a human being so they didn't treat him as a human being and they killed him. >> reporter: the family is suing for $10 million and answers citing that lawsuit. the phoenix police department wouldn't comment on this case beyond saying it's committed to the safety and security of everyone in its community. all ten officers named in the lawsuit remain on the phoenix police force today. drew griffin, cnn, atlanta. >> very distressing video evidence there. a powerful tribute to the black lives matter movement on wednesday night. black major league soccer
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how will the surge likely play into this? >> reporter: the spike in cases we're seeing right now, rosemary, and the jobless claims are kind of bonded together. tightly linked. that's been the trend for the last three months since the start of the pandemic. we had a nice trend line coming down from the peak that you were talking about in april. in the last two to three weeks it's been flat lining. that's not a good sign. that means people are having a tough time getting jobs. let's look at the expectations. this is 1.37 million people. still filing for claims right now. alarmingly high. the number at 19 million, it tells you people are coming back time and again for benefits. we've had nearly 15 milli50 mil
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people file claims. what is the challenge, rosemary? take united airlines getting a bailout to pay the employees during this very difficult time. the carrier was saying, when that runs out they'll probably have to furlough up to 36,000 workers despite the efforts by the government to keep the airlines afloat. this is the new normal in the world, and anything on the front lines, for example, retailer brooks brothers, been around for two centuries, filing for bankruptcy. so if you're in retail, restaurants, hospitality and the airlines sector, extremely challenging times. that means for americans, very difficult to go back into the work force and find a job right now. >> yeah. absolutely. john defterios joining us live from abu dhabi. many thanks. thank you for your company. i'm rosemary church. "early start" is up next. you are watching cnn. have yourselves a great day. 49... 50!
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it's not a matter of if schools should reopen, it's simply a matter of how. >> the president said today we just don't want the guidance to be too tough. >> the cdc now changing its guidance on reopening schools after president trump trashed them. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. this is "early start." i'm laura jarrett. >> good morning. it is 5 a.m. exactly here in the east in new york. i'm christine romans. president trump is rejecting guidelines from his own top public health experts at the centers for disease control on how to reopen schools


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