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hello to our viewers in the united states and around the world. i am john king in washington. thank you for sharing a very busy news day with us. 15 days from the november election. president trump's top priority today, attacking the scientists inside his own administration. on a campaign call last hour, the president labels dr. anthony fauci, quote, a disaster. and the president claims without any evidence that had he
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listened completely to dr. fauci, american coronavirus deaths would number more than 500,000. this is a quote from the president of the united states. quote, people are tired of hearing fauci and all these idiots. that's what your president says. the president says the pandemic's end is near, but scientists warn the next few months will likely be the darkest weeks of the entire pandemic. take a look at the numbers. 48,000 new cases reported sunday. the second highest covid tally on sunday since july 26th. that number is also low, it is missing case totals from six states. the weekend total of new cases friday to sunday is under 175,000 new infections. the united states now growing its case count by 56,000 per day on average right now. the spring spike was driven by the northeast, the summer surge centered largely on the south. this false tsunami is not regional, it is just about everywhere. look at the map. 27 states, 27 of 50 states, red
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and orange, trending in the wrong direction. 21, that's beige, treading water. only two green, two states, two of fifty. every day he squares off the president squares off against truth and against science. >> if i listened totally to the scientists, we would right now have a country in a massive depression. >> i think deep down he believes in science. if he didn't, he would not have entrusted his health to the very competent physicians at the walter reed army medical center. sometimes equates wearing a mask with weakness. >> does that make sense to you? >> no, it doesn't, of course not. >> let's go to the white house and kaitlan collins. a predictable pattern, the president again taking the bait. dr. fauci does that 60 minutes interview, he is critical of the president about the reckless
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event at the white house, supreme court rollout, about the president getting coronavirus himself, how the president thinks masks are weak, and then the president as he often does, responds to somebody he season television, calling dr. fauci a disaster, an idiot. dr. fauci has high esteem with the american people. >> reporter: yeah, he does. let's remember also that the trump campaign recently used dr. fauci in an ad because they know that he can appeal to voters because he has such a high approval rating. it didn't take long for the president to respond after the 60 minutes interview. this is a call the president did with campaign staff, the headquarters in washington and throughout the country. unprompted, the president was supposed to be disputing reports that campaign staff internally and privately believe that the chances of him being reelected are slim, then unprompted, he goes after dr. fauci, he was talking about big rallies he has been having, he believes people are tired of coronavirus.
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we working on audio. i'm going to read you the quote from the president. he said people are saying whatever, just leave us alone. people are tired of it, tired of hearing fauci and all these idiots. he goes on to say fauci is a nice guy, he has been here 500 years, also claims fauci is a disaster. if i listened to him, we would have a half million deaths, then upping his number to say 7 or 800,000, with no basis why he believes there would be hundreds of thousands more deaths if dr. fauci had been leading the effort. he said this is a call with staff that the president seemed to know reporters like myself were on the call. he says there's a reporter on, you can have it the way i said it, i couldn't care less. he knew people were listening to the call and he was trashing the nation's top health official that they recently used in ads and the president continued with this sentiment. this comes as over 200,000 americans are dead from coronavirus, and as you pointed
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out the top of the show, we are seeing cases rise. the president believes people do not care about the pandemic any longer. >> cases are rising. the president has a campaign to run. nobody begrudges him that. 15 waist from election day. people are already voting as we have this conversation. he is calling dr. fauci an idiot, saying dr. fauci is a disaster at a time we are running up all these new cases, at a time the radiologist he listens to most of all in coronavirus put out a tweet over the weekend saying masks? no. masks, no. dr. scott atlas, the president's trusted voice. twitter took it down, defines it as misleading information, especially about a critical public health issue. we know this caused a lot of tension. dr. atlas coming to the white house caused tension. "the washington post" saying tension is so high, dr. deborah berks went to the president's office and said this is counter what the advice should be, dr.
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atlas should be removed from the task force. 15 days from election day, but on a critical day, every day is critical. going back to the peak, conflict and fighting among the president's top advisers. >> reporter: there's also a disintegration of the task force, they're not meeting often. they claim they're meeting every day. we heard from others like dr. fauci said in interviews only averaging one meeting a week now because the vice president is on the road a lot, campaigning, as well as the president. they had a meeting friday. they have another meeting tomorrow. what's really the story is there are serious divisions among members of the task force. and dr. scott atlas is a big reason for that. many of the doctors are frustrated by what he is telling the president. they believe it is contrary what their data and science shows. dr. atlas brushed it off as saying it is just discussions we're having, if there's no push back, it is not a good discussion. the concern is that there's
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information getting to the president that he is pushing when he is questioning something like use of masks like he did last week at the town hall with nbc. and dr. birx went from having the president's attention, she was the one he brought to briefings, she was the one he took on the road with her. now dr. atlas who he watched on fox news and brought to the white house as an adviser has taken that position. he is the one the president is speaking to often. that's coming into concern to people like dr. fauci. he talks about dr. fauci, trashing him on the call. he hasn't done similar with dr. birx, but trashing him saying he is a disaster, and praising dr. atlas, calling him one of the greatest doctors in the world and saying things like that. you can tell who the president is listening to and his frustration with fauci has been bubbling up for months and now it really surfaced in a remarkable way. people should take a step back to see how stunning it is. this is the nation's top infectious disease expert, and
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the president is openly going after him on a staff call meant to bolster campaign staff two weeks before the election, instead it turned to a trash talking session on fauci. >> and he runs the country like his business, his campaign spent millions to promote dr. fauci in an ad, saying something dr. fauci says is out of context, spending millions to put dr. fauci out there and then the person who is running the campaign calls an idiot and disaster. brilliant. that's how they teach it in business school. thank you so much. let's continue the conversation about the pandemic with kaitlin rivers, senior scholar from johns hopkins. i hate to put you in this position, the president saying dr. fauci is a disaster. dr. fauci and those like him that argue for strong mitigation, who warn about rising case count, they're idiots. listen to a speech he gave last
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hour. he doesn't mention the president. >> we have a lot of challenges ahead of us. i can't help thinking that we're really going through a time that's disturbingly anti-science in certain segments of our society, that's very troublesome to me. we really need a group of scientists and physicians and health care providers to stick together in our principles. >> help me as a scientist, someone who has spent months on this. when you hear the president of the united states, not saying dr. fauci is always right or anybody is always right, but dr. fauci spent four decades doing this. this is what he does for a living. for the president to call him a disaster and an idiot, i assume you would agree the president is one of the anti-science people? >> i have to agree with dr. fauci that our outbreak is headed in the wrong direction. and it is more important now than ever that people understand how to keep themselves and their families safe. i think we should be promoting messages around how to slow spread of the virus, keep people healthy to the greatest extent possible.
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i encourage people to listen to dr. fauci's message on that. >> when you look at the case count, 50,000 plus a day on average, higher than that, 56,000 on average per day, more positivity, not only today, but likelihood of more infections tomorrow. listen to dr. michael ole sister home who says the next stretch is the most dangerous. at this for eight months, he says the worst is about to happen. listen. >> the next six to 12 weeks will be the darkest of the pandemic. vaccines won't be available in any meaningful way until early to third quarter next year. even then, half the u.s. population at this point is skeptical of taking the vaccine. what we have now is a major problem and messaging. people don't know what to believe. >> when you look at the period of the next 6 to 10 to 12 weeks, do you see the same thing, higher positivity, and what can
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be done to make it less worse, even if it is going to definitely be bad? >> i see difficult times ahead. we not only see rise in case counts, throughout the country which is concerning, not a single hot spot, it is disseminated outbreaks, and worsening signs in test positivity and number of hospitalizations. taken together, gives us a clear indication that we're headed in the wrong direction and entering flu season that can add complexity that stresses health care systems and make it difficult to manage the next phase. it is important that people continue to stay home, to wear masks when they spent time in the community and wash hands when they get home, before they eat. all these things help. they're the tools that we need to rely on going into the next phase. >> grateful for your insights as always and science, science and facts. something we'll try to keep at the top of the program. up next, we return to the campaign trail, a question being asked in the final two weeks of the campaign as it was in the final two weeks of the last
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campaign. is there a viable path to get trump to 270 electoral votes?
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the question now similar to a question we asked four years ago at this time, can you get donald trump, is there a viable path to get in this case president trump to 270 electoral votes and add to the calculation since joe biden is leading the race. at 290. total of 163 for president trump. if joe biden is leading, what should his calculations be in the final weeks to block the president, if you will. take the scenario this way. states on the board, gold are tossups. see if the president wins them all. iowa he won last time, has republican dna. ohio, republican dna. the president won comfortably last time. north carolina, president trump won it, republicans in 2012.
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georgia has been republican long time, go back to bill clinton to win that. florida, a close battleground, president won it last time. all these states are in play for joe biden. if the president ran the board there, he would still be short. you look back, think about the 2016 campaign, look at the 2020 map. right now, wisconsin leads biden, michigan leans biden. pennsylvania is the biggest, 20 electoral votes. if donald trump takes that away, even there that's not enough, if you get pennsylvania and arizona or pennsylvania and wisconsin, pennsylvania and michigan, truck would be back in the game. what are the questions for democrats. yes, joe biden has money, he could go everywhere. if you think the map could go this way, shouldn't joe biden do this? >> defend there, defend the old blue wall, three states he flipped, wisconsin, michigan, pennsylvania. shouldn't joe biden defend them now? sure, maybe disappoint democrats
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in texas or georgia, maybe even not go west, if arizona slips, arizona slips. that's the calculation you have to make late in the campaign. let's discuss with someone that knows how to make those decisions. david axelrod is with us, senior cnn political commentator, chief strategist for barack obama in 2008 and 2012. if you're getting a call, saying come, we can flip texas legislature even if you can't win, come to georgia, we have two senate races, if you're joe biden, do you say no thank you, pennsylvania, michigan, wisconsin, or do you try to do it all? >> you certainly would spend the preponderance of time there. one of the reasons the trump campaign feared biden as an opponent is because he had a particular appeal in the upper midwest where they won last time and where they need to win again. one of the reasons barack obama chose joe biden as his running mate in 2008 was for the same reason, because he was a strong candidate in that region.
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and you want to nail those down. hillary clinton made a mistake in 2016 by neglecting those states, never appeared in wisconsin after the convention, for example. so you don't want to assume too much. that said, they have the resources to make a real statement in the other states. georgia is a toss up state, legitimately a toss up state. nobody saw that coming necessarily and he is playing big there on television as is trump. there are other states. he is up in ohio, a toss up state now. trump won by nine last time. you want to do with resources what you can't do with physical presence and surrogates. so yes. concentrate on those three states, pennsylvania, michigan, wisconsin, but i would be greedy, thinking bigger given his lead in the national poll.
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>> you say you would be greedy, thinking bigger. i want to talk about the ad spending stuff. this is an unusual development in the campaign, biden campaign has more money than the trump campaign. the trump campaign has to be more careful how it spends it. this is the president's advertising in wisconsin, pennsylvania, michigan. you notice wisconsin, 6.1 to 1.1. pennsylvania, 13 million to 8 million. michigan, 8 million to 5 million. biden is already outspending him. flip the coin, david, if you were, sorry to put you in uncomfortable position, advising the president's campaign and you know you're short money, costs money to put air force one in the air, how do you try to find the magic like four years ago? >> obviously he is barn storming many of the states we mentioned. the question, john, is, and this is a little off track of your inquiry, but is he helping himself in those states. if you go to michigan and do what he did and you inflame
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feelings about the governor, mock her for being the target of a kidnapping attempt, does that help you. if you go to wisconsin, minimize the virus at a time it is a major emergency in that state, does it help you. theoretically it does help to go to these states. the question is whether he is helping himself by doing it. >> let me walk through a scenario. tell me if you disagree. i'm doing this, this is where we have the race now, lopsided in biden's favor, it was lopsided in hillary clinton's favor four years ago two weeks before. joe biden could win, but it has republican dna, ohio tends to be the most republican state of the midwestern industrial states, north carolina within the president's reach. joe biden can win it, saying for the sake of argument looking at the map, georgia, turn that red and florida red. if you get to this point, then for the president you're still 23 shy, still 23 shy. you can go out to arizona and
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nevada, some people say not a lot of electoral votes, demographics are against you or same for the president, should he be back in this belt, trying to recreate the 2016 map even though with coronavirus, biden being different than hillary clinton, including appeal to blue collar people, it is a different challenge. is it the best hope? >> you're right to point to those two states. he needs to figure out a way to piece this together. i think north carolina have indicated is central to any strategy, winning strategy. arizona would be another piece. nevada would be the longest shot of the three. but i would focus on those three states in addition to core states. you mention, you have to assume, interesting he is off the air in ohio. that's an even race, maybe shading biden's direction. certain states you have to, if you're losing ohio, you're done. there are certain things you have to assume and marshall
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resources on those that could swing and you must have. >> and as we close the conversation to get back to where we stand now, instead of a hypothetical on the map, you're right. the president of the united states, and you can't get that, i will leave it at those two. if you can't get those, you're done. we'll see how it plays out in 15 days left. david, grateful for your help walking through that. up next, back to coronavirus and live to utah, one of the states now reporting a surge in cases and hospitalizations. ok, just keep coloring there... and sweetie can you just be... gentle with the pens. okey. okey. i know. gentle..gentle new projects means new project managers. you need to hire. i need indeed. indeed you do. the moment you sponsor a job on indeed you get a short list of quality candidates from our resume database so you can start hiring right away. claim your seventy five dollar credit,
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utah is among 14 states now reporting a coronavirus test positivity rate above 10% over the course of the past week. utah also seeing a new high in the number of people hospitalized because of covid-19. martin savidge on the ground in salt lake city which has a growing problem. >> reporter: it does, john. the governor knows it well. gary herbert described it as one of the worst current outbreaks going on in the united states, which could explain why you've now taken a sports stadium facility, university of utah, formerly an olympic stadium, and turned it into a testing site for covid-19. the people that are showing up here are people that believe
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they may have covid-19 or directly in association with somebody that did. let's talk about the terrible week. the last seven days in utah has been the worst they've had since the pandemic began. sunday, yesterday, was the fifth day in a row that they reported more than a thousand new cases in this state. so there are real problems they're seeing here. when you look at the positivity rate in this state, the numbers now around 15% on average. incredibly high number. state officials know that that is sort of a leading indicator. the worst is still to come. in fact, i talked to dr. richard orlandi, he talks about what they fear takes place next. >> my biggest concern the next few weeks is where it will peak, will we have sufficient staff to provide the health care we want to provide. staff will be effected by covid like anybody else in the
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community, so as demand goes up and staffing levels stay the same or go down, it's a perfect crisis. >> reporter: they've already got problems with icu units in salt lake city. friday, they were at 104% capacity. excuse me. numbers have come down somewhat now, but that's because of the weekend. they fear that with fall setting in, with people in closer contact with one another, and especially with holidays coming, there are going to be real problems in utah, a state which until now managed to avoid the worst of it. as of this week, now is finding itself in the thick of it, john. >> that's too many partners across the country in the thick of it again. martin savidge, grateful for live reporting on a developing scene for us now. we are months into the pandemic. it is a giant public health test, including in the here and now. also a bit of a psychology test, a mental health challenge if you will.
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our next guest told this to "new york times." in the spring, it was fear, and sense of we are all in it together. things are different. fear has been replaced with fatigue. those words from the senior director of health care innovation at the american psychological association. grateful for your time today. i want you to help understand the challenge. back at the beginning, it was like wow, we're all in this together, we have a challenge. now the fatigue. how inevitable is it, and what does it do to human behavior in the sense you're still told to wear a mask and social distance, but you're tired of it. >> yeah. i think back in the spring it felt like an acute stressor. we had to e learn and work from home if lucky enough to do so. i don't think anybody at that time had a sense of how long this was going to take. that level of fear is not sustainable. the problem is fear is what
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promoted us to do the healthy behaviors we needed to do. without the fear, when we're tired we just stop caring, we become come plaplacent and put ourselves and others at risk. >> you say put ourselves and others at risk. fascinated by the question how the human mind works and processes data as it gets more tired or tired of it. the fatigue as you say. if you look at polling, we asked, is the worst behind us with coronavirus outbreak. back in april, only 17% said that. june, 47%. it is now up to 48%. half of america thinks the worst is behind us. numbers tell us it is not. but is it that people process it differently in the sense they learned how to shop, learned how to e learn and work from home? is it yjust that i know how to o this now or is it denial so i will say it is better? >> a little of a variety of different things. people have routines down, that sort of acute stress is no
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longer there, it is replaced by chronic stress. numbers are astounding. either you haven't gotten it or don't know anybody that's gotten it. if we don't have personal experience, it becomes easier, seems like it is not there, doesn't seem real, invisible. that's problematic in the sense it is that personal connection that often drives our behavior. >> what do we know about behavior at a time of crisis in terms of is there a pattern or is it more scattered, where people get their cues. do you take it from people at home, family members, health related from your doctor, from political leaders, how does the brain work when it is worried or fearful or fatigued and looking for help? >> yeah, when things are uncertain, we seek out information from a variety of sources. one of the most powerful sources unfortunately or fortunately is social media. one of the challenges is we all
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curate social media to following people that believe similar to how we feel. when information is repeated over and over again, that's how we start to believe it. if we are seeing things how to protect ourselves, how covid is real, hear stories of people suffering, we're more likely to hear it taken seriously more than if they don't and don't believe it is real. >> grateful for your insights. >> thanks for having me. more states are beginning early voting today, turnout continues to shatter records. ten to give you the protein you need with less of the sugar you don't. [grunting noise] i'll take that. woohoo! 30 grams of protein and 1 gram of sugar. ensure max protein. with nutrients to support immune health. to stir that fire, university of phoenix is awarding up to one million dollars in scholarships through this month. see what scholarship you qualify for at
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six more states began early voting today in a campaign that's already shattering records. look at the number. more than 28 million ballots cast already in the 2020 election, according to a survey of election officials by cnn and catalyst, a data company th. six states, alaska, arkansas, colorado, idaho, north dakota, some counties in florida, earlier today in jacksonville,
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florida. look at that, it is remarkable. you see lines snake around as residents wait and wait patiently to vote. let's bring in kristin holmes helping us keep track of early voting, mail in balloting, all things challenging in this pandemic election. >> reporter: john, it is extraordinary what we're seeing in florida. it is just some of the counties, it is critical counties, broward, miami-dade, the counties we talk about on election night and days following it. this is video from over the weekend in the battleground state of georgia. look at the incredible lines. a state that's seen 152% increase in voter turnout from the same time in 2016. as we are seeing all of the enthusiasm, people heading to the polls, we're learning democrats are preparing for a variety of scenarios, some likely, some unlikely on election day and days afterwards. i want to go through what exactly we have learned.
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essentially the scenarios fall into one of two categories. one is president trump disputing the election, either in court or on capitol hill, and the other one falls into the idea that biden wins and president trump says the results aren't real, that it was rigged, and disputes and refuses peaceful transfer of power. the first one as we know, the campaign, biden campaign sent out hundreds of lawyers across the country and are preparing for any sort of situation, including we learned a bush v gore situation, despite that election officials say that's highly unlikely. you have another set of lawmakers on capitol hill, studying arcane election laws just in case this ends up in their lap come november 4th or in the days afterwards. when it comes to the idea of president trump saying that this is rigged or fraud, the big concern for democrats is all about their messaging. they have a worry that they
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don't have enough horsepower to compete with president trump and his twitter feed. because of that, they're working with social media companies to try to discourage premature announcement of an election winner ahead of time. you're also seeing them double down on this messaging. i want to pull this up. this is from a report from senate democrats on what to expect on election day. it says despite the president's false claims according to leading election experts in our country country, fraud is nearly nonexist tent. in some states we may not know the winner election night. that's something we heard from election officials. they want to stress just because we don't have the answers doesn't mean the system isn't working. >> amen. more than okay if we don't know election night. we'll keep counting votes until we know. math is what matters in the end, try to shove aside the chaos. kristin holmes will help us. thank you so much for the
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reporting there. and word this hour, first lady melania trump making a rare campaign stop tuesday in pennsylvania, her first on the trail in more than a year. the president's children routinely campaign on his behalf, the first lady is a notable exception. she gave a speech at the republican convention. but hasn't been on the campaign trail since june, 2019 at the re-election kickoff event in florida. up next, dr. fauci on a potential new coronavirus vaccine.
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president trump taking time today on a campaign call with campaign staffers to attack dr. anthony fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert. telling staff people are saying whatever, just leave us alone, they're tired of it. people are tired of hearing fauci and all these idiots. fauci is a nice guy, he has been here for 500 years. fauci is a disaster. if i listened to him, we would have 500,000 deaths, that's the president mocking his top infectious disease expert. with me now, elizabeth cohen. we all choose how to spend our time. the president deciding to mock, call an idiot and disaster, again, not saying dr. fauci is always right, he has given more than 40 years of his life to
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this. >> that's right, john. we know when president trump feels vulnerable, he lashes out, attacks. ess he is attacking someone that saved countless lives telling us to wear masks, encouraging social distancing, by speaking truth to the president's lies. dr. fauci saved lives. he has been doing this job since 1984. he served six presidents because, guess what, when you do your job well, you get to keep it. john? >> and dr. fauci was giving an address, taking questions earlier today. i understand he made some news when it comes to race for a vaccine. >> he did. he said something that was accurate. let's listen. >> one of the problems we'll face is getting people to take the vaccine. it would be a terrible shame if we have, and i think we will have, a safe and effective vaccine, but we're not able to
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widely distribute it, particularly for those that need it. >> and the problem is as i said, this is accurate. the problem is that this is a problem partly of president trump's making. when you call the vaccine effort operation warp speed, that's a problem. makes people think you're going too quickly. when your administration and the drug companies keep certain things secret, it makes people get very suspicious. so that really is the problem. i think it is very clear to experts that i speak to that we likely will have a safe and effective vaccine. the issue is will people take it. poll after poll shows many americans are very hesitant. a recent poll showing 30% of white people don't want to take it, 50% of black people don't want to take it. unfortunately, john, the numbers have gotten worse over time. >> and the president just called an idiot and disaster the scientist critical to helping all of us think it might be
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safe. the drama continues. grateful for important reporting. next for us, an early covid-19 success story, now reporting one of the highest infection rates.
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the czech republic among those in europe facing a dangerous wave of new coronavirus infections. once an early success story in european countries, it now has one of the highest infection rates on the continent. despite that, the government says for now it will hold off ordering full lockdown as it tries to deal with protests against further restrictions. that and more from international correspondents around the world. >> reporter: i am ben wedeman in naples in southern italy. this is an area largely spared in the first wave of coronavirus here in italy. now the region has the second highest number of active
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covid-19 ta covid-19 cases in the country. schools and universities have been closed in this region, so there's cause for concern. it is important to point out what has changed, unlike in the past, testing is now easily and widely available to anyone and the number of patients nationwide in intensive care is just around a fifth of what it was earlier this year. sunday evening, the prime minister announced new measures to try to slow the latest surge of cases. the focus of the measures is reducing social gatherings with an emphasis on night life. clearly there is no appetite at this point to repeat the more than two month crushing nationwide lockdown that nonetheless succeeded at stopping the first wave of coronavirus here in italy. >> i'm in manchester.
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we finally have a break through after a days long standoff between authorities here in manchester and the central government in london over their plans to raise the coronavirus alert level of the city to very high. the mayor of greater manchester says he has held constructive talks with senior officials. we heard from one official from prime minister boris johnson's government, the city will be offered a larger financial package to help effected businesses. the mayor wanted a nationwide lockdown, not the only one. the scientific advisers called for the same. now prime minister boris johnson's response to calls has been resounding no, said they have been implementing this three tier system. we understand that talks are expected to continue today. the government says it is hopeful a resolution will be reached soon. but while officials bicker city by city, town by town ovary striks stri --
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over restrictions, they could run out of capacity in a matter of weeks. >> reporter: the leader is on a ventilator and under anesthesia in jerusalem where he is being treated. he was brought to the hospital in serious but stable condition. he was taken from his home in jericho and brought to the hospital to receive further treatment. the hospital says he got through the night okay but monday morning, his condition began to deteriorate. he remains at this point in critical condition. his office says he tested positive for coronavirus about a week and a half ago. he is a high risk case because he had a lung transplant in 2017. coronavirus numbers in the region, in terms of the value in the palestinian territories, less than 400 new cases. trouble is the positivity rate is 11.5%, according to ministry
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of health. in skraisrael, 892 new cases, bf the positivity rate mid to low single digits. that's a positive sign as israel begins to come out of the second general lockdown. >> reporter: i'm in honk. the world is dealing with the worst economic crisis since the great depression, china's economy grew 4.9% in the third quarter. china will be the only major economy to grow, compared to the u.s. economy, expected to shrink more than 4 he%, and eurozone ce to 8%. until they contain covid-19, the economy cannot recover. there are no shortcuts. china's strategy of mass testing, contact testing, restrictions, appears to have worked. people are spending with retail sales growing more than 3% in september. like other countries, the pandemic has also disproportionately effected the
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poor. millions lost jobs in china during the pandemic, and china numbers don't give the full picture of how many are still jobless. china growth faces risk from high unemployment and further trade tensions with the u.s. >> hope to see you tomorrow. brianna keilar picks up coverage right now. hi there. i am brianna keilar. i want to welcome viewers in the united states and around the world. we're just over two weeks until election day and the pandemic is getting worse just as experts predicted it would. 40 million cases worldwide, the u.s. is currently averaging more than 56,000 cases a day. that's about a 60% increase from september's low. ten states just set new records with the highest number of cases reported in a single day since the pandemic started, according to johns hopkins data. overall, 27 states are showing arising trend in