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hello and welcome to our viewers joining us here in the united states and all around the
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world. you are watching "cnn newsroom" and i'm rosemary church. just ahead, as the pandemic rages on and another 1,000 americans lose their lives on monday, the u.s. president is urging some states to loosen restrictions. republicans are split over a new $1 trillion stimulus bill. details on what the rescue package might include. and google says its employees could work from home for another year. how that move might prompt other companies to do the same. thanks for being with us. the united states reported more than 1,000 deaths from the coronavirus on monday. it's at least the fifth time in the past week the daily death toll has surpassed 1,000.
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data from johns hopkins university shows deaths from covid-19 rising throughout the u.s. 29 states in shades of red. you can see here reported more deaths in the past week than in the previous week. despite the climbing death toll, u.s. president donald trump keeps trying to put a positive spin on the fight against the virus. he insisted monday, the federal government has everything it needs to help the states defeat covid-19. meanwhile, the first phase 3 clinical trial of a covid vaccine has begun in the u.s. the top u.s. disease expert dr. anthony fauci says he is sure the country can defeat the virus if enough people get vaccinated. >> you've got to get out there with people who are trusted at the community level to get individuals to understand that this is extremely important for their own health and importantly for the health of the community and the health of the nation
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because if we get a widespread up take of vaccine, we can put an end to this pandemic and we can create a veil of immunity in this country that would prevent the infection from coming back. >> the coronavirus spread to 16 million people around the world in just six months. the united states alone now accounts for more than 4 million, and with infections rising in more than half the country, it's becoming harder for experts to predict when the outbreak will peak. for the very latest across the u.s., here's cnn's athena jones. >> reporter: even as the country reported the lowest number of cases nationwide in three weeks on sunday -- >> we're still chasing the virus. the virus is out there still spreading largely uncontained over most of this country. we don't have a national plan. >> reporter: total hospitalizations remain at peak levels and 29 states are
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reporting more deaths last week than the previous week. the country averaging more than 900 deaths a day for the past seven days. the highest such number since the beginning of june. >> you can see many people in many parts of the country going about their daily lives unmasked, no longer concerned about six foot distancing, relaxing into their old normal behaviors. >> reporter: with florida surpassing new york, hospitals are strained. >> so we just got a bunch of nurses from the government, which was very helpful. the bed situation is dicey. >> reporter: the state seeing a 34% jump of covid infections among children. and the rate of positive covid cases remains high at 19%. the positivity rate also ticking up in california as hospitalizations rise. 37 of the state's 58 counties with significant infection rates
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remain on a watch list. meanwhile, in texas, the weather adding to the challenge as hurricane hannah bore down on the coast over the weekend. >> it is sweeping through an area that is the most challenged area in the state for covid-19. >> reporter: medical staff forced to battle a surge of cases in the midst of a storm. >> when the storm was coming in at 1:30 in the morning i was placing a tube in someone's chest when water started coming in through the retrofitted negative pressure rooms. >> reporter: this as some companies are beginning to brace for a pandemic that could brace well into next year. google extending the work from home policy until at least july of 2021. a move that could prompt other businesses to follow suit. just days after an abbreviated baseball season began, two games now canceled including the miami marlins home opener against the
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baltimore orioles. after several marlins staff tested positive for covid-19 while playing in philadelphia. >> i'm scared. i really am. my level of concern went from an 8 to 12. >> reporter: they're stopping the reopening of schools from a suit. they're calling the surge among children alarming. they're calling on the governor and other state and local officials to begin reporting on how many students and staff are testing positive for the virus arguing parents have a rate to know. athena jones, cnn, new york. so let's take a closer look at just how bad things are in most states. you can see the southern and western states in red where the virus is hitting the hardest. among them, florida, where cases have surged in just the last month. giving the state the second highest number of confirmed cases in the u.s. statewide cases have jumped a staggering 1500% since florida
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reopened on the 4th. 46 icus have reached capacity in the state. in arizona, similar situation where cases have grown exponentially since may. i spoke to an emergency medicine physician in phoenix, arizona, about the situation in his state. take a listen. >> the biggest challenge right now is how long it takes to get a bed in the hospital. we're getting used to getting the patient volumes and the emergency department. once we can stabilize and make them at home, great. the ones that need to be admitted, the sickest ones, wait in a long time in the emergency department. for days. i've gone in, gone home and come back and the patient is still there. very atypical for an emergency department. that really delays care for the rest of the patients. there's more than covid happening.
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if somebody comes in with a heart attack, their care is delayed. >> right. that is a real concern because thee covid-19 patients waiting to get a bed or non-covid-19 patients? >> both. the covid patients are challenging because you have to place them in a covid unit. if you have a result back quickly enough to know they have covid, it's doable. one of the issues we're having is that we are running out of the rapid tests so when you do a test, if your result takes many hours or days to come back in a hospital setting, you don't know where to put the patient. the patient you think might have covid is sitting in the emergency department or waiting to get placed and non-covid patients coming in with gallbladder disease or heart attack, they're waiting and that's a concern. >> that's a concern because of
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the ramifications of covid-19 spreading through the hospital. how are you and the other doctors and nurses coping with all of this, with the level of hospitalizations? >> it's funny you should ask that because i was feeling kind of rough today. i got nervous and i was saying, am i picking up something or am i fatigued? we know we're in a high risk environment but we know that's what we signed up for. what's particularly rough and demoralizing, you go home and you see people who are clearly flouting guidelines. just a couple of days ago i was filling up gas and i was in weird apocalypse land. people were hanging out with each other, nobody wearing a mask. what's going on? you see everything going on around you. my colleagues feel the same way. a lot of us are working hard and long hours and to see other people treating it as if it's
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nothing is really frustrating. >> many thanks there. the pandemic has forced millions of americans out of work, and now as their emergency jobless benefits are about to run out, republicans are producing a controversial relief package. kaitlyn collins has the details. >> reporter: covid-19 reaching president trump's inner circle after robert o'brien tested positive for coronavirus. >> i haven't seen him lately. i heard he tested. yeah. i have not seen him. >> reporter: trump didn't say when he last met with his national security advisor whose office is in the west wing. o'brien is the highest ranking official to contract the virus and in a statement with no name on it, the white house confirmed he's self-isolating and working off site. shockingly, o'brien's staff was never told about his diagnosis
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and several found out their boss had tested positive from the press. o'brien was last at the white house on thursday when a source familiar said he got a call and abruptly left campus. o'brien recently returned from a trip to paris where he met with his counterparts from the u.k., france, germany, italy. he was photographed on multiple occasions not wearing a mask or social distancing. the president is in north carolina to tour a facility helping to manufacture key elements of a possible vaccine candidate. it's part of a larger effort to course correct after voters showed the president's handling of coronavirus. >> i really do feel a lot of the governors should be opening up states that they're not opening. >> reporter: trump recently went two weeks without a single covid-19 event on his public schedule but after a round of golf with brett favre this weekend, he announced he won't throw out the first pitch at the yank key's game because of his,
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quote, strong focus on the china virus. on capitol hill republicans unveiled their $1 trillion coronavirus relief proposal after a tense weekend of negotiations with the white house. the gop wants to cut enhanced unemployment benefits from $600 to $200, allocate billions for testing in top federal health agencies and put $105 billion towards reopening schools, but there's no sense that all republicans will support it. >> half the republicans are going to vote no to any phase 4 package. that's just a fact. >> benefits from the last bill are set to expire in a matter of days. the white house suggests passing another bill. >> perhaps we move that forward and negotiate on the rest of the bill in the weeks to come. >> but democrats are adamantly opposed to that idea and have put forward a bill of their own three times the size of republicans. >> i have never, never, this is
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so frustrating for so many people suffering, seen a party in such total disarray in the midst of a huge, huge crisis. >> now just hours after republicans unveiled their version of the bill that they'd like to see, you saw the chief of staff and treasury secretary up on capitol hill meeting with democrats. this is expected to be the first of many meetings. they had not spoken since friday and now they are going to try to hammer out the negotiations to get a bill passed and the ultimate question is how long it's going to take given how far apart we know the two sides are. kaitlyn collins, cnn, the white house. and cnn's hadas gold joins us live from london. what has been the reaction so far to the new republican stimulus plan and the reduced unemployment plan? >> reporter: as you heard from caitlyn, the democrats are appalled. chuck schumer called the
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proposal totally inat quade. they are reducing the weekly checks people had been getting by $400 to just $200 a week and if you look at the differences between the republicans and democrats, that's a lot of money. there's a hung gap there. 1 trillion bill versus 3 trillion bill. the democrats are pointing out within the stimulus bill, when mitch mcconnell has asked about things, you have to ask the white house. so as caitlyn said, they are now negotiating with democrats but the question of course is about whether they can come to an agreement and also the time. a lot of the benefits, these weekly checks, including the eviction moratorium, they are already lapsing or people are hurting. they're not back at work. they haven't been able to get
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jobs. still seeing cities in lockdown. it seems it would take a miracle for it to get all together by the end of the week when this is going to last. right now it's going to be a race on capitol hill to see if republicans can come together and reach some sort of agreement that can help support people. clearly we are nowhere near the end of this pandemic. also, there's politics at play. you have to think about the election, republicans looking at the election, democrats looking at the upcoming election and how the bill will affect that outcome. >> for some people, this is a matter of survival joining us live from london. many thanks. this just into cnn. according to reuters, china is extending its hong kong extradition treaties with canada, australia and the u.k. this is due to the national
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security law introduced into the city by mainland china. this is "cnn newsroom." still to come, several countries around the world thought they had gotten a respite from the coronavirus only to see cases rise again. we will be live in one such country, germany, to find out what's going on. back in just a moment. proven ingredients that fuel 5 indicators of brain performance. memory, focus, accuracy, learning, and concentration. try our new gummies for 30 days and see the difference. we were paying an arm and a leg for postage. i remember setting up shipstation. one or two clicks and everything was up and running. i was printing out labels and saving money. shipstation saves us so much time. it makes it really easy and seamless. pick an order, print everything you need, slap the label onto the box, and it's ready to go. our costs for shipping were cut in half. just like that. shipstation. the #1 choice of online sellers. go to and get 2 months free.
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china is reporting another major jump in new cases. the health ministry says of the 68 infections reported today, 64 were local. most of the new cases stem from an outbreak in the western region of shengdun. it hadn't reported a new case in five months. elderly patients in the state of victoria are being moved out of care homes and into hospitals. premiere daniel andrew says he has no confidence in the ability of private facilities to provide the care hospitals can. meantime, an australian government study reveals that icu patients have an 85% survival rate from covid-19 and this compares to only a 30%
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survival rate in u.s. intensive care units. i spoke with icu director dr. craig french about what he thinks australia has done better than other countries. >> in australia we've been very fortunate with a close collaboration between our federal governments, state governments, senior scientists an clinicians such that scientific data has informed our response. and that has been the basis for the government's response literally at the state level since this pandemic began. accordingly, we've had relatively fewer number of patients becoming infected with covid-19 and also that's meant we've had fewer patients that because there have been fewer patients infected, there are fewer patients critically unwell. as a result of that we've had the ability to treat our patients in intensive care unit where the system is not over
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stretched. >> and according to the study, survival rates of icu patients, 56% in china, nearly 60% in the u.k. just repeating, 30% here in the united states. two european countries who thought they had the virus under control are now seeing cases rise. in france cases were up by a daily average of 850 over the last three days. a higher number than when the country eased its lockdown. that's according to reuters. meanwhile, germany says it will require mandatory tests to travelers returning from high-risk areas. angela merkel's chief of staff says the recent rise in cases is a cause for concern. fred pleitgen joins us live from berlin. good to see you, fred. what is driving these new cases across germany? >> hi, rosemary. there's a press conference going on right now and they say one of the things that concerns them about the new situation is these
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are not localized outbreaks anymore, they say this is something that is happening in broad areas of the country. it's still something that seems to be in the early stages. they say they recorded around 800 new infections on two subsequent days last week. that's something they say is a cause for concern. it had been around 500 new infections in the days before, really in the weeks before as well. they say that's what they need to begin the contact tracing. they say there are generally two things that are responsible for the new spike as they call it in coronavirus infections in germany. on the one hand, people have become somewhat lax with some of the measures in place, physical distancing, sanitizing and mask wearing as well. they say they urge people to continue to do that. they say they don't want a situation like, for instance, in the united states where then the new infections really do start to spiral out of control and contact tracing becomes completely impossible. the other thing has been travel.
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one of the things that's happened is that cross border travel has become possible again here in europe. they say some of the people who have tested positive for covid-19 have come from travel abroad so now they're making the tests mandatory as you mentioned before, rosemary. we are still learning as we go along. fred pleitgen joining us live from berlin. now to the middle east and north africa where several countries are reimposing virus restrictions as the upcoming holiday is drawing near. iraq is with a ten day curfew and iran is locked down until august 8th and morocco is banning travel to and from several major cities like casablanca and merikesh. bars, beaches, convention centers and many other gathering spots will be closed from tuesday through to august 10th. and for more, senior international correspondent ben
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wedeman is joining us live in lebanon. what's behind the surging cases in the middle east and how will the lockdowns work in the various locations? >> reporter: well, i think it's important to keep in mind that basically people in lebanon, for instance, and other parts of the middle east are simply suffering from coronavirus weariness. here in lebanon, for instance, when the first case showed up in this country in february, the country went into lockdown and people observed it and the numbers were pretty much under control until the beginning of july when we saw a surge. what is happening is that people are more concerned certainly here in lebanon where you have a collapsing economy, they're more concerned with the danger of losing their livelihoods and being destitute see
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of a threat than a virus until now hasn't even infected 4,000 people in this country. probably the same applies to most countries in the middle east that has been spared the numbers of cases that we've seen in parts of europe and certainly the united states and south america. now one of the reasons why these countries are imposing these new lockdown measures is that thursday the festival that marks the end of the hajj is a time when there are lots of social gatherings. people go out and they clearly the governments want to avoid large social gatherings where coronavirus could be easily spre spread. rosemary. >> absolutely. it is a wide decision. ben wedeman live from beirut.
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appreciate it. still to come on cnn. a vaccine remains the best hope for beating covid-19. there is good news on that front. could a vaccine help president trump win the 2020 election? we'll ask a medical expert weigh in in just a moment. this isn't just a wifi upgrade.
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welcome back, everyone. well, a return to anything close to prepandemic normal rests on an effective vaccine, and there is good news on that front. on monday two companies began phase three clinical trials in the u.s. elizabeth coren was there when the first volunteer was injegted
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for moderna's vaccine. >> reporter: we have the breaking news out of hinesville. >> donna baker usually delivers the news. but monday morning this television anchor in savannah, georgia, made news, made history as the first person in the united states as the first person to participate in a trial. >> big day. really is. it's exciting to me that i could be part of saving lives eventually. instead of being scared and praying. >> reporter: after dawn's injection, they called moderna. >> i have amazing news, we dosed the first patient! >> yeah! >> reporter: the national institutes of health is collaborating on the trial. dr. anthony fauci marked the day on a call with the media. >> i can tell you this was at 6:45 this morning in savannah, georgia. indeed, we are participating today in the launching of a
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truly historic event in the history of vaccinology. >> reporter: phase three trials are underway for four other vaccines, three of those in china and one in the united kingdom. >> hi, how are you. >> reporter: scientists hope that results of moderna's trial will be clear in a month and a vaccine on the market by the end of this year or next. that is if the vaccine is proven safe and effective, which is not a given. >> let me explain how the mow dern ma vaccine trial works. this is the vaccine. about 15,000 people nationwide will get injected with this during the clinical trial. this looks similar to the vaccine but actually it's a placebo. it doesn't do anything. it's just saline and another 15,000 people will be injected with this. then afterwards doctors will compare who gets sick with covid-19 and who doesn't. >> reporter: doctors are recruiting study subjects who live in communities where they're most likely to get covid so they can see if the vaccine truly works.
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>> we want people who are going to be exposed out there in the community living their lives, whether they're a health care worker where unfortunately we get exposed frequently, maybe they work in a grocery store, but we want people that are unfortunately at risk. >> reporter: that's why doctors are recruiting a among the african-american and latino communities. it is a challenge. historically those have been abused in medical research. >> they're suspicious. maybe since i was at least bold enough to come forward right now that might change that. >> reporter: coming forward to play a part in ending a pandemic that has brought the world to its knees. >> you are the first person in the united states to get a shot in a phase 3 covid trial. what does that feel like? >> it is very exciting. i'm very anxious about it. i just hope that they really,
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really get good results. a lot of people are doing a lot of different vaccine trials and things are going on, but, one, i feel so proud. >> reporter: elizabeth cohen, cnn, savannah, georgia. well, with less than 100 days until the election, the u.s. president insists his own polling shows him ahead in swing states. the most public polls show donald trump trailing or tying with presumptive democratic nominee joe biden. a new nbc marist poll in the battleground state of north carolina has biden up 7 points. the president's handling of the pandemic is costing him support with more people trusting biden when it comes to the coronavirus. >> so here to talk more about this is larry sabato. he's the director of politics at the university of virginia. good to have you with us. >> thank you so much. >> so, larry, 98 days to election day and state and national polls show donald trump trailing his democratic national
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rival joe biden. we have learned not to trust polls so how much comfort should the democrats take from these numbers and where do you see all of this going? >> over confidence can kill so actually democrats are better off not focusing on the polls. the polling actually is more accurate this season than it was four years ago because they made changes in the methodology of the polls, but we need to remember always, it's just about late july. it doesn't tell you anything about early november. that's another reason to discount it in your mind. >> and of course, larry, florida is a key state for the president and it's currently battling surging coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. what would you expect the outcome to be there as well as in other critical states like michigan, pennsylvania? >> michigan and pennsylvania are
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clearly leaning to biden, and they're leaning in a way that makes me suspect that in the end it will carry. it's another problem for the democrats despite what the polls show. democrats have done very poorly following several recent elections that they should have won, so on the whole i think the florida polls are misleading, but i do think the ones in michigan and pennsylvania are closer to the mark. >> right. and how possible do you think it is that the president could announce an october surprise in the form of a covid-19 vaccine? and if that happens, could that turn his luck around, do you think? >> i think the chances are excellent, nearing 100% that he's going to announce a covid vaccine very close to election day. it will help him in part because the psychology of the vaccine
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will also boost the economy. whether people will sense it enough before election day is really a question but all in all, given his explosiveness with his base and with republicans generally, we're talking about 45, 46% of the population, given trump's salesmanship, my guess is within a week most of them will think trump personally invented the vaccine. that will help trump. democrats are ready for that. they've worked out scenarios to combat it. people are cynical about explanations that are a little too simplistic, especially coming from trump. >> larry, what is truly miss city fieg is donald trump could turn his fortunes around right now if he took this covid-19 pandemic seriously by mandating masks, increasing the speed and
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extended testing. why can't he meet this moment, particularly when science proves that masks can reduce infection and help open up this economy? it seems simple. >> it really is true that good policy is good politics. the problem for trump is almost from the beginning his policies have been bad, the ones that he's chosen by ignoring science and ignoring scientists. therefore, the politics is also bad. if he had done the right thing from the beginning, he might be soaring because he would have been seen to combat a major national and international crisis. he's done the opposite. the question i have is even if tomorrow he announced that he wants everybody to wear a mask 24 hours a day and socially distance, would that make up for the fact that he led so poorly for so long and led to
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additional deaths, probably tens of thousands of them. >> we'll be watching to see what happens. larry sabato, many thanks. thank you for chatting with us. >> thanks, rosemary. the university of notre dame says it will no longer host the first u.s. presidential debate due to concerns over the pandemic. the debate between president trump and presumptive democratic nominee joe biden will take place at case western. this is the latest adjustment as the virus grips the country. well, the u.s. attorney general will testify in a judicial hearing later today. coming up, how he's out to proof that he's not a puppet for president donald trump. want to brain better? unlike ordinary memory supplements- neuriva has clinically proven ingredients that fuel 5 indicators of brain performance. memory, focus, accuracy, learning, and concentration. try our new gummies for 30 days
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u.s. attorney general william barr is set to testify before the house judiciary committee for the first time today. in his opening statement, which was provided to cnn, barr says democrats have sought to discredit him by portraying him as someone who performs any task the president gives him. barr is expected to be questioned on his investigation into the fbi's russia probe and intervening in the prosecution of allies of president trump. the judiciary committee will also question barr on his decision to forcibly remove peaceful demonstrators from lafayette square in early june. and the decision to dispatch federal officers to portland, oregon, may also come up at today's hearing. this as portland's mayor demands immediate talks with the department of homeland security to discuss a cease-fire and the removal of federal forces. cnn's lucy cavanaugh looks at how their presence is increasing
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tensions with peaceful protestors around the u.s. >> reporter: anger, outrage, frustration as some cities see clashes, violence and destruction. in portland, oregon, this weekend demonstrators ripped down a fence surrounding a federal court house. that city the focus of a controversial decision by the department of homeland security to send in federal officers to arrest and detain protestors. a decision president trump has repeatedly defended as necessary to restore law and order tweeting, their leadership has for months lost control of the an arcists. we must protect federal property and our people. president trump has been pushing the law and order messaging for weeks as his poll numbers have slipped. >> americans want law and order. they demand law and order. >> reporter: this morning he defended the employment of federal agents tweeting, federal forces are little involved in ee satle other than we have a long stand by team.
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seattle police arrested 47 people in saturday during what they called a riot that left 59 officers injured. a peaceful march turned violent with police headquarters being knocked over in oakland, california. the mayor warning the community they may be playing into the president's hands saying, quote, vandalizing our downtown gives donald trump the image he wants and the justification he seeks to send federal troops into american cities. many demonstrators believe the presence of those agents in their cities are like an occupying force. the protests and violence not limited to the west coast. in austin, texas, a man shot and killed during a black lives matter saturday identified as 28-year-old garrett foster. in aurora, colorado, someone drove a jeep into a crowd of protesters. no one was injured. the violence seeming to fuel the
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attacks on protesters, even calling them terrorists. on sunday he tweeted the protesters are an arcists and the line of innocent mothers were part of the scam. the wall of moms are real and they, along with military vets in portland, formed barriers around the protesters to shield them from authorities. >> having the wall of moms step up was a way to refocus attention, but the most important thing is that we are only lending our bodies to the important work that the black community has been doing. >> reporter: the presence and actions of federal paramilitary troops in portland against the wishes of state and city leaders has inflamed tensions. it has brought out a small group of rioters. there are hundreds if not thousands of ordinary citizens who come here day after day to demand racial justice. their message, black lives matter. lucy cavanaugh, cnn, portland. well, the public viewing for the late civil rights icon and
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u.s. congressman john lewis is set to resume in the next couple of hours. his body is lying in state in the capital rotunda. he's the first black lawmaker to receive that high honor. members of both parties paid tribute to lewis as a leader and fight for equality. joe biden and his wife also visited the casket to pay their respects. john lewis was 80 years old. y 1. helping to prevent gum disease and bad breath. never settle for 25%. always go for 100. bring out the bold™ well, you see here... there's a photo of you
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nearly every aspect of the sporting world has been affected by covid-19, and now 11 major league baseball players and two coaches on the miami marlins have tested positive for the virus. that is according to espn. the marlins aren't the first team to have players test positive, but they are the first organization to have an outbreak
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of this size. major league baseball has po postponed at least three games. the leader of the washington nationals says he's worried about the fate of the marlins and the rest of the league. >> my level of concern went from about an 8 to a 12. this thing really can -- you know, hits home now that, you know, you see half a team get affected going from one city to another. i've got friends on that miami team and it really stinks. i'm not going to lie. i'm not going to sugar coat it. seeing those guys go down like that, it's not good for them. it's not good for anybody. >> and while baseball struggles with the virus, the national football league has decided to cancel all 2020 preseason games due to the pandemic. commissioner roger goodell made the formal announcement on monday. the season will officially start in september. players and coaches will be
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regularly tested for the virus and must follow rigorous health and safety protocols. goodell says the nfl has a shared goal of playing healthy and completing the 2020 season. one company's decision to keep employees working from home until mid next year suggests a belief the pandemic won't ease any time soon. while working from home has clear health benefits, there are some down sides. brian todd reports about how companies are trying to strike the right balance. >> reporter: a bold announcement from google sends rumblings through workplaces. a memo telling employees google will let employees work from home at least until july of next year. >> i think another indication that they believe that we're in for the long haul on this pandemic and i certainly as an epidemiologist agree. >> reporter: google had
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previously said most employees would be working remotely through the end of this year with some being allowed back in the office sooner. the tech industry has gotten ahead of others. twitter and facebook will let some employees work from home indefinitely. with new coronavirus cases rising in at least 22 states, health experts say these decisions have obvious health benefits. >> this is one of the most contagious viruses we know. it spreads from droplets, face-to-face contact in the air, to prevent infecting our workers, our loved ones, working from home can protect us. >> reporter: tech companies are uniquely suited to having a lot of people work from home. other companies simply aren't. many businesses are having to navigate new pandemic adjusted environments. at cnn with the exception of a few hundred employees who are needed to put programming on the air, the vast majority of employees are working from home since march and will continue to
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work from home for the remainder of this year. experts say there's another danger which major corporations thinking about reopening their offices for in person work have to take into account. >> if you have a work force that is global and that people are on airplanes traveling all over the world, you will be constantly importing into your office the highest viral load from any of the places that people are going to. >> reporter: but the work from home wave during the pandemic has taken its own toll. according to "the wall street journal," an online conferencing event called open exchange sensing they need face-to-face interaction is renting a house in the english countryside so members of the european team can live and work together while distancing. a holiday inn express in syracuse, new york, has been renting out rooms so they can work from home to get away from home. >> we're going to take care of
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you and find what works for you even if it is a get away because you are stuck at home. >> there's growing evidence of isolation and other emotional setbacks people are facing from working at home. >> when i have a video call from my patients or telemedicine, one of the things we talk about are anxiety and depression. people aren't able to perform their best. >> dr. larry brilliant told us he's worried about million of people who have to work from home who may not have the space. over crowding in homes is a big potential danger. a major factor in spreading the virus is transmission within families. many of them having multiple generations living together. brian todd, cnn, washington. and thanks so much for your company. i'm rosemary church. "early start" is up next. you're watching cnn. have yourselves a great day. robinhood believes now is the time to do money.
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