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tonight, the u.s. now surpasses 136,000 deaths from coronavirus. and tonight, the head of the cdc warning that this coming fall and winter will probably be, quote, one of the most difficult times that we will experience in american public health. also, the new images coming in tonight, inside hospitals across the south. icus running out of space. in one hospital alone, 29 patients waiting for a bed. hard-hit florida reporting a record number of deaths in one day. los angeles on the brink tonight of ordering a stay at home order. and this evening dr. anthony fauci on any potential vaccine and his sobering prediction on when americans may no longer tonight on a key vaccine being tested. what we've now learned. tonight, inside the school board meetings. teachers fearful for their own
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health if they go back too soon. the teacher who served eight years in the military who said she did not sign up to teach to fear for her life going back to the classroom. the school board in one of the country's hot spots voting to recommend reopening with no social distancing and no masks. president trump making news on the coronavirus and on race in america. president's team is asked, are you lying about the virus? his answer. and on race in this country, what the president said in a new interview when asked, why are african-americans still dying at the hands of law enforcement in this country? how he answers, and the president adding, what a terrible question to ask. the book the president tried to block from his niece mary trump. tonight, she sits down with george stephanopoulos. the first look right here. breaking news tonight on supreme court justice ruth bader ginsberg, now in the hospital. jeffrey epstein's accused co-conspirator ghislaine maxwell in court, pleading not guilty. asking to be allowed out on bail.
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what the judge decided today as one of her alleged victims calls her a predator and monster. also, the name maxwell used to get that home in new hampshire. and news tonight that maxwell has a spouse. the v.a. nursing assistant pleading guilty tonight to murdering seven patients. and the family tragedy in a lake. two brothers killed, possibly electrocuted. what authorities are now saying tonight. > ning. here on this tuesday night. we do have a lot to get to. we begin with the coronavirus in the u.s. tonight, that new warning. the head of the cdc saying this coming fall and winter will likely be one of the most difficult times that we will experience in american public health. and the grim new number tonight. the u.s. has now surpassed 136,000 lives lost. in florida tonight, thembhere 1 the last 24 hours. more than 9,000 new cases there today.
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and after california ordered a statewide rollback of its re-opening, tonight an acknowledgement that be enough. the mayor of los angeles saying the city could be on the brink of a new stay-at-home order. and the images from hospitals across the south. hospitalizations at a record high in several states, including mississippi. at the university of mississippi medical center in jackson, every bed is full. 29 patients are waiting. and tonight, the breaking headline on a vaccine trial and what they're seeing so far. as we point out every night, every life lost leads to a family broken. tonight, a 13-ar-old in oklahoma dying an hour arvi at thhoital. we begin tonight with abc's matt gutman leading us off. >> reporter: tonight, doctors waging a war on the virus in room after room at the university of mississippi medical center in jackson, the state's only level one trauma hospital. >> we are full. the vacancy light is off. there have been patients in the last week that we've actually haefuse . >> reporr:onight, 29 patients here just waiting
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just because we're able to send that person home or to get them out of the intensive care unit, it's because they might have passed. >> reporter: for medical staff, no end in sight. >> when you're running full speed all the time and the outcomes are not always what you want, it's exhausting. >> reporter: and the cdc director saying today there will be no respite. >> i do think the fall and the winter of 2020 and 2021 are going to be the probably one of the most difficult times that we have experience in the american public health. >> reporter: in california, indoor dining and bars shuttered. and for most of the nation's most populous state, indoor malls, gyms, and salons closed now, too. some business had just reopened before being told to shut back down. >> we're back to square one. we're left out here. one minute you can open. one minute you can't. and then you cank d forth. it's so hard. >> reporter: los angeles now
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teetering on the edge of a stay-at-home order. le. >> we are teetering on the border of going to red. it is up to all of us to make sure that we don't. >> reporter: and tonight, with temperatures feeling like triple digits across the south and west, the battle against the virus growing more brutal. more people are escaping the heat indoors, where the risk of spread is higher. and some testing site hours now changed after painfully long waits. there is not a single appointment available in the entire city of l.a. at any one of these testing sites. and now california public health officials are admitting that the results are taking so long, it is making contact tracing impossible. dallas, texas, taking over one testing site from the federal government after results were taking 8 to 10 days. >> that's way too long.people c nearly two weeks waiting aund for answers.ay. goor aa preren>> y aadin over 4,000 people have died, and you are blaming the protesters.
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you guys have no plan and you're doing nothing. shame on you. you should resign, ron desantis! >> reporter: texas and oklahoma today hitting a record number of cases. 13-year-old anna carter, who suffered from an autoimmune disease dies just a hour after arriving at the hospital. anna's mother saying, i want to honor her memory every day of my life. and late tonight, a sobering prediction about when americans can stop worrying about getting infected with this virus. >> i hope that that time will be reasonably soon. and when i say soon, i say within the next year to year and a half. >> the next year to year and a half. that got our attention late today. i want to get right to matt ls?man. >> reporter: david, that company is moderna, out with the full results of its phase one trial. 45 people got a vaccine. all of them came back with some level of antibodies.
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the question that nobody has an answer to is, how much immunity do the antibodies provide and for how long? officials tell us moderna is on-track to have the vaccine ready for the public by the first part of 2021. >> all of them with some level of antibodies, which was encouraging. matt, thank you. there's a heated debate under way across the country about schools, when and how they should reopen. tonight here, inside the school board meetings. teachers fearful, some parents who say they need help from the schools. and the trump administration saying schools need to open or they'll take ayvior oenha, teac raising fears about returning to schools too soon. in pinellas county, florida, they're protesting in the gravest of terms. the governor of the state calling for schools to open, but in this school board debate, emotions were running high. >> when i signed up to teach, i didn't sign up for hazardous duty, folks. i served 8 1/2 years in the military. i never once feared for my life.
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i do now. what in the hell are we doing? >> reporter: the trump administration has threatened to pull funding from schools that don't open.stment education is a promise to students and their families. if schools aren't going to re-open and not fulfill that promise, they shouldn't get the funds. >> reporter: today, the coronavirus task force member brett giror said that data suggests small children have little chance to spread covid-19 among themselves and others. but the data on small children is limited and unproven. the cdc says that opening schools without distancing presents the highest risk. but in orange county, california, a school board voted to recommend just that -- no social distancing, no masks. this, in a hot spot where re-openings are being rolled back. >> even though they're not my kids, to know that if one of them were to pass away because they got sick, because they just want to come in to school and learn, is atrocious. >> reporter: ana yuricek is a florida mother of 10-year-old twins who was overwhelmed when the schools closed in the spring. >> teachers have an amazing
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skill, and i cannot be that replacement. and so it was impossible. my number one ask for the school district is to really have the teachers teaching, whether it's virtually or physically. >> it's going to be a really tough road ahead. let's get back to victor tonight, and the schools debating whether to open and what to do with social distancing and masks. i know major retailers are moving forward on masks. another one taking steps tonight? >> reporter: best buy announcing that masks will be required in all 1,000 stores nationwide. they join costco and starbucks. the ceo of walmart saying they're considering the same. >> victor, thank you. president trump talking about the coronavirus and on race and policing in america. after the president retweetea a the cdc is lying, a member of the team is asked, are you lying about the virus in his answer. and on race in this country, what the president said in a new interview when asked,
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why are african-americans still dying at the hands of law enforcement? the president answered, and then said, what a terrible question to ask. here's mary bruce. >> reporter: with cases soaring, the president defensive in a rambling rose garden address that sounded like a campaign speech, trump attacking joe biden and touting his own record. >> it's a different world, but we're coming out on top. >> reporter: but trump is facing growing backlash as the virus explodes, the white house trying to discredit and sideline the nation's top authority on infectious diseases, dr. anthony fauci. speaking with medical students today, fauci was asked, who should americans trust? >> you can trust respected medical authorities. you know, i believe i'm one of them, so i think you can trust me, but i would stick with respected medical authorities who have a track record of telling the truth. >> reporter: the president is r former game show host chuck woolery, who said the cdc is lying.
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today, trump's own testing czar said that's not true. >> we're learning every day, but nobody lies to the american people. we're completely transparent and honest. >> reporter: four former heads of the cdc warning in "the washington post" -- sound science is being challenged with partisan potshots, sowing confusion and mistrust at a time when the american people need leadership, expertise, and clarity. and biden's message today, follow the science. >> mr. president, please listen to your public health experts instead of denigrating them. do your job, mr. president. >> mary bruce with us tonight. mary, president trump dealing with two crises at once. the pandemic which you just reported on there and the national outcry sparked by the police killing of george floyd. we know the president was asked by cbs about black americans being killed by police, and here's how that question played out. >> why are african-americans still dying at the hands of law enforcement in this country? >> and so are white people.
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so are white people. what a terrible question to ask. so are white people. more white people, by the way. more white people. >> and mary, his answer making news tonight. it's becoming very clear, this is going to be a major issue in this coming election. >> reporter: the president is clearly playing to his base here and dismissing the fact that black americans suffer disproportionately from police brutality. the truth, david, is that black americans are more than twice as likely to be shot and killed by police than white americans. david? >> mary bruce tonight. mary, thank you. now to the book the president tried to block from his niece mary trump. the final hurdle just cleared, allowing her to speak out. and she did so today with our george stephanopoulos. here's the first look tonight. >> boil it important thing you think the country needs to know about your uncle? >> he's utterly incapable of leading this country, and it's dangerous to allow him to do so.
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>> based on what you see now or what you saw then? >> based on what i've seen my entire adult life. >> the white house calls mary trump's book a book of falsehoods. but there is a lot to unpack from this interview. george will have much more first thing in the morning on "good morning america." in the meantime there is news tonight in the ghislaine maxwell case. she pleaded not guilty today and asked to be released on bail. what the judge decided, and what we learned about the name she was using and about her having a spouse. here's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: tonight, ghislaine maxwell denied bail. a judge ruling that because of her unknown but substantial wealth and international connections, she poses a substantial, actual risk of flight. hearing from two of her alleged victims that maxwell should stay behind bars. >> they were very gratified, felt vindicated. they've been fighting this for years.
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>> reporter: maxwell appeared via t, remher glass she pleaded not guilty. the government's case, maxwell conspired and participated in an ongoing scheme to abuse multiple victims for years, enticing girls who were as young as 14 for abuse by convicted sex offender jeffrey epstein in the 1990s. the prosecutor read one of the alleged victims' statement in court. without ghislaine, jeffrey could have not done what he did. she was a predator and a monster. a second victim, annie farmer, chose to speak, publicly identifying herself as a victim in this case for the first time, reading this statement to the judge. >> she has never shown any remorse for her heinous crimes or for the devastating, lasting impact her actions have caused. >> reporter: maxwell's defense attorney telling the judge, our client is not jeffrey epstein, and she has been the target of essentially endless media spin. shooting down the prosecutor's dramatic description of her arrest, claiming instead that
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she was in her pajamas when the fbi arrived, following her safety protocol when she moved rooms. her attorney saying she would have surrendered. the prosecutor today presented a woman skilled at concealing her identity, intent to flee. saying maxwell gave the realtor that sold her that massive new hampshire home a fake name, janet marshall. accusing maxwell of masking her assets and those of her previously unreported spouse, whose identity she declined to provide. telling the judge their case is not dirt, it's not spin. that is the evidence. maxwell could appeal the decision. for now, her attorney says she's basically being held in solitary confinement. r iais schul f july,21. >>ilim our thanks to you again tonight. next this evening, a former white supremacist has been put to death in indiana. the first federal execution in 17 years. daniel lewis lee was sentenced
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to die for the gruesome murders of a gun dealer, his wife, and their 8-year-old daughter in the 1990s. the lethal injection was carried out after a last-minute ruling by the supreme court and despite the family. there is also late word that ruth bader ginsburg has been hospitalized for an infection. she's a cancer survivor and two months ago was hospitalized for a benign hospital condition. she's reportedly resting comfortably. while being treated with antibiotics. she's 87, and the oldest justice on the high court. when we come back on this busy tuesday night, the tragedy in the lake. two brothers apparently electrocuted in the water. and what authorities are saying tonight. ly ele electrocuted in the water. by medicare from blue cross blue shield. and with coverage you can trust, backed by over 80 years of healthcare expertise,
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back to square one in terms of reopening. and a community center that lives up to the true meaning of finally tonight, "america strong." celebrating the champions, finally. deborah roberts on the honor long overdue in her hometown. >> reporter: tonight, a headline from my georgia roots that takes me back. an honor for teen boys, this football team, five decades in the making. the idea that you all were overlooked all this time, was this just about kind of finally righting a wrong? >> i think the wrong was that we was not recognized by the school, by the board of education, by the city of perryn perry reads, where georgia comes together. but in 1969, it was deeply divided. i know because i grew up here, a child of segregation. lawrence clarington recalls how division denied him a special honor.
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>> i've been crying all morning. i thought this day would never come. >> reporter: in eighth grade at houston high, he and his football teammates became state champions, a first for perry. but the victory for the all-blacklnly a foontperr, the years of history.ol, wiping >> the trophies and everything that was in that school was thrown away. >> one of the fellows that was a sophomore, he actually decided to go in the dumpster to get the trophy. >> reporter: that recovered trophy, the only symbol of their triumph, until now. 50 years aheig houston high finally celebrated by the city of perry. finally getting those
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lawrence is my brother-in-law. he met his first love, my sister, that very year. >> this occasion is more than about winning a championship. it's more than about getting rings. >> reporter: was it as sweet as you had hoped it would be? >> i mean, it was sweet sweet. wasn't nothing bitter about it. >> reporter: teammates reunited, healing old wounds. >> never give up. >> never give up. >> never give up. >> never give up. [ cheers and applause ] . >> the championship rings delivered, finally. deborah, thank you. i hope to see you tomorrow. good night. as coronavirusrise, reastan breaking down the numbers. it's like giving a kid a candy and taking it away five seconds letter. >> some people don't know
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whether to laugh or cry. after reopening yesterday, some south bay businesses will have to close again tomorrow. so far, ten san quentin inmates have died of covid-19. a former inmate describes the dire conditions inside the prison. abc 7 news at 6:00 starts right now. amidst the coronavirus pandemic we areur economic priorities and our health concerns. it is a balancing act. good evening, thank you for joining us. i'm ama daetz. >> i'm dan ashley. it sure is a balancing act. tonight we're taking a step back to get a big picture perspective on what we're dealing with. since the start of july two weeks ago, the number of coronavirus cases in california is up nearly 50%, that's according to the state. deaths are up nearly 20% in that same time frame.
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our test positivity rate is 7.1%. the state wants to keep that number under 8%. here in the bay area, our rolling average of newly diagnosed cases represented by the yellow line on this graph continues to set record highs. these increases are the reason that california is rolling back reopening plans. are we essentially back to square one? abc 7 news anchor liz kreutz is live to break it down with a look at the bay area and how it compares, liz, to the rest of the state. >> reporter: hi, n, it lling back like this aee we're back t square one. but thca. it's sort of good news/bad news, the bad news being that cases are on the rise, so is the spread rate. the good news being it's really not as bad as it could be or