tv CBS Evening News With Norah O Donnell CBS June 30, 2020 6:30pm-7:00pm PDT
captioning sponsored by cbs ♪ >> garrett: tonight are a chilling prediction. the u.s. could soon see 100,000 new covid infections a day. the stark warning from the ration's top coronavirus doctor. >> we are not in total control right now. >> garrett: cases now on track to more than double, hospitalizations up in 12 states, e.r.s pushed to the limit. u.us, post-i.c.u. syndrome-- the long-term damage patients are now facing. turning travelers away: the european union stops most americans from entering 27 countries, saying infection rates are too high. what it could mean for u.s. tourists and those doing business overseas. plus, more restrictions here at home. new york, new jersey, and connecticut expand their quarantine travelers from 16 states now told isolate or else.
granted bond-- the atlanta police officer charged with shooting rayshard brooks in a wendy's parking lot allowed to leave jail. tonight, the tearful testimony from the victim's wife, and what the judge just told officer garrett rolfe he cannot do. presidential briefing: was president trump given written reports about a russian plot to kill americans overseas? the new details just coming in, as angry democrats say they are being left in the dark about key intelligence. surrendering to the virus: joe biden accuses president trump of failing to fight a war on coronavirus. the presumptive democratic nominee comes out swinging, laying out his plan to stop the pandemic, plus who he says he'll ask to remain in office if he wins. and remembering carl reiner. saying goodbye to a comedy legend. >> this is the "cbs evening news" with norah o'donnell, reporting from the nation's capital.
>> garrett: good evening to our viewers in the west. thank you for joining us. norah is off tonight. i'm major garrett. the u.s. could soon see 100,000 new coronavirus infections every single day, more than double the current number of cases, that stark warning tonight from the nation's top infectious disease expert comes as the virus is exploding across the south and west. dr. anthony fauci told congress today the dramatic increase in some parts of the u.s. is now putting the entire country at risk. tonight, 37 states are now reporting more infections compared to just two weeks ago. hospitals in texas and arizona are now being stretched to their breaking points. los angeles county says it could soon begin running out of beds by the middle of next month. at least 14 states are pulling back on reopening, closing top tourist destinations, including beaches and bars, just days before the july fourth holiday. tonight, new jersey, connecticut, and new york, once
the pandemic's epicenter, are ordering travelers from 16 states to quarantine if they want to visit. and the european union tonight is banning most americans from entering 27 member countries. as we come on the air, coronavirus has killed more than 127,000 in this country. there are more than 2.6 million confirmed cases nationwide. there is a lot of news to get to tonight, and our team of correspondents is covering all of it. cbs' carter evans is going to lead off our coverage tonight from los angeles. carter. >> reporter: major, the july fourth weekend is a big test-- can californians reduce their risky behavior? well, here in l.a., they're canceling fireworks shows, they're closing the beaches. the sheriff even says they're going to ticket cars parked this weekend along pacific coast highway. at a new stay-at-home order, all this while much of the nation is cracking down again. as coronavirus cases skyrocket,
another record this week: more than 40,000 new cases a day, and now, a dire warning of what's to come. >> i would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around, and so i am very concerned. >> reporter: the country's top infectious disease expert testified before congress today. >> clearly, we are not in total control right now. >> reporter: some of the most alarming increases up almost 227% in florida, 83% in arizona, and in california, new cases up 74% in just the past two weeks. and now, recovering states, new york, connecticut, and new jersey are ordering mandatory 14-day quarantines for travelers from most of the south and west. >> there are no mulligans when it comes to covid-19. use your common sense. >> reporter: massachusetts has taken it a step further, quarantining everyone arriving from states outside the northeast. with the new spike in cases, many are younger americans, like 30-year-old jimmy flores.
>> i didn't take it seriously. i essentially thought that i was invincible. >> we are starting to see younger and middle-aged people, from 21 to 49 seems to be the peak ages we are seeing now. >> reporter: sheila grolle's 15- year-old daughter got sick after trips to the mall and then infected her. >> i'm, like, so short of breath. i'm scared to go to the hospital, to be honest with you. >> reporter: what are you scared of? >> being put on a vent. >> reporter: she lives in arizona, one of the first states to re-open. this chart shows the dramatic jump in cases since then. >> did you screw up? >> we're fixing it. >> reporter: now the governor is delaying reopening schools, and at least four major league baseball players are already saying they won't play this season over covid concerns. >> there was a lot of wishful thinking around the country that, hey, summer, everything's going to be fine, we're over this. and we are not even beginning to be over this. >> reporter: and in the city of l.a., health officials now
believe one in every 140 residents is infected and doesn't know it. carter evans, cbs news, los angeles. >> reporter: this is janet shamlian in houston, where hospitals are buckling under a flood of new coronavirus cases. >> it could be at around 4,000 new cases of covid-19 in houston per day, which would at that point, you know, later in july, if we get there, that would outstrip our-- any healthcare infrastructure. >> reporter: testing centers overwhelmed, this one in houston turning people away this afternoon. hee southern surge is also hitting arizona hard. doctors say so is exhaustion and stress. >> you know, some of our colleagues have gotten sick as well, so that does take an emotional toll on all of us. >> reporter: tonight in california, more than 6100 are hospitalized with covid, a record high for the sixth consecutive day. los angeles health officials predict they'll reach capacity
soon. >> the number of hospital beds could become inadequate in the next few weeks. >> reporter: and tonight, there's word that chinese researchers have discovered a new swine flu called the g-4 virus, that has the potential to turn into a pandemic. it's not considered an immediate threat. major. >> garrett: well, at least that's some good news. janet shamlian in houston, thank you. today, a judge in atlanta set bond at half a million dollars for a former police officer accused of murdering rayshard brooks. brooks' widow pleaded tearfully for garrett rolfe to be held in jail. cbs' mark strassmann reports tonight from atlanta. >> reporter: garrett rolfe appeared in court on zoom, but soon, he'll appear in public. >> i am, therefore, going to grant a bond. >> reporter: less than three weeks after he shot and killed rayshard brooks. video shows brooks seemed friendly the night he died. >> put your hands behind your back. >> reporter: ...until rolfe and another officer arrested him for
d.u.i. rolfe chased brooks, who fired a taser at the officer. rolfe shot him in the back with his .9-millimeter glock. atlanta erupted. the wendy's was torched. atlanta's police chief resigned. tomika miller is the victim's widow. she pleaded for rolfe to stay behind bars. >> and i say no. if he is released, i don't know where my mental state will be. >> reporter: rolfe faces 11 charges, including felony murder. he could face life in prison without parole. his lawyers today argued successfully he was no flight risk. >> if he's not entitled to bond, i don't know who is. >> reporter: outside the jail, blue lives matter supporters waited for rolfe's release, but outside the courthouse, protesters were furious he'll go free. rolfe will have to wear an ankle monitor and can't have any contact with atlanta police officers. contact with atlanta po the next milestone in his legal
case will be for a grand jury to consider whether to indict him, and that won't happen until early next year. lajor. early ne >> garrett: mark strassmann, gank you. the white house says president trump has now been briefed on intelligence suggesting a russian plot to pay terrorists in afghanistan to kill u.s. troops. today, democrats, including joe biden, pounced, saying the president failed to act. cbs' weijia jiang reports tonight from the white house. cbs' weijia jiang reports tonight from the white house. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news no one verbally told president trump that russia may have paid the taliban to kill u.s. soldiers, but the information was included in the president's daily brief, a classified document that takes about an hour to read. >> i will never sit here and confirm or deny what is in a top-secret document. >> reporter: with white house press secretary kayleigh mcenany disputed reports that the president doesn't read it. >> the president does read. this president, i'll tell you, is the most informed person on planet earth.
>> reporter: democrats briefed by the white house this morning left disappointed. >> the right people to give the briefing to were not in the room. we need to hear from the heads of the intelligence agencies. >> why doesn't the president question putin? i mean, for god's say, these are our soldiers. >> reporter: some familie familo lost loved ones in afghanistan are calling for answers from the administration and "vote vets" a group of veterans launched this attack ad against mr. trump. >> if you're going to act like a traitor, you don't get to thank us for our service. >> reporter: pumpive democratic presidential nominee joe biden said there is no acceptable explanation for president trump being unaware of the reports. >> the idea that somehow he didn't know or isn't being briefed, it is a dereliction of duty, if that's the case. and if he was briefed and nothing was done about this, that's a dereliction of duty. >> reporter: biden also slammed the president for his handling of coronavirus.
>> your promises and predictions and wishful thinking pulled out of thin air are not only doing the country no good. they're making them lose even more faith in their government. >> reporter: biden said he is aiming to announce his pick for vice president in early august, and it will be a woman. he also said if elected, there is one person he will ask to stay on board to tackle the pandemic, infectious disease expert dr. anthony fauci. major. >> garrett: weijia jiang at the white house. thank you. if you are planning to visit the european union any time soon, well, you might want to think again. today, the e.u. said is will open to residents of 15 countries. the u.s. is not on the list, one big reason-- since a peak in april, covid cases in want e.u. are trending lower, while the u.s. is seeing a steep rise. cbs' holly williams is in greece tonight. >> reporter: tonight, the european union is welcoming back
tourists, but not from the united states, because they're simply too risky. there's an exception for essential travelers, but others coming from the u.s., like new yorker zuri ferguson are bard. she wants to reunite with her partner, sascha, in germany, who has a heart condition and can't travel. >> it's just heartbreaking every day to just see the numbers in america, and then see that the whole world is just going to-- like, they're not going to allow us to travel anywhere. >> reporter: here in greece, te health minister told us safety has to come first. >> we're hoping that the situation is going to be better in a few days or weeks, so this-- this can change. >> reporter: it's not personal? >> oh, come on. on the contrary. >> reporter: tourism is the life blood of the economy here in greece, a country that's gone through a decade of financial hardship. and in a normal summer, american visitors bring in much-needed cash. but greece has had remarkable success in fighting the new
coronavirus with a tough lockdown and fewer than 200 deaths. and the greek government, along with other european nations, doesn't want to jeopardize that. dr. eleni kakalou, who is treating covid patients in greece, told us she's saddened by what she's seen in the u.s. >> what is the job of the state? the job of the state is to keep its citizens alive, no matter what. >> reporter: holly williams, cbs news, in greece. >> garrett: as of tonight, more than scientist 5,000 people in this country have recovered from the coronavirus, but some are struggling with serious and traumatic after-effects of their treatment. here's jim axelrod on their long and difficult road to recovery. ( applause ) >> reporter: there have been triumphant scenes of resilience we have needed. >> we have to try every day to get better. >> reporter: but covid survivor, kim victory, who has a
scar from her battle with the virus, says her physical and cognitive functioning is impaired after 13 days on a ventilator. >> i'm afraid i couldn't pick up the information or remember it. like, i did before. 7. >> we than this is a bomb in the making for these survivors. >> reporter: dr.ed with lie at vanderbilt university said the effects from high-powered sedatives and extreme isolation during treatment often don't show up until after discharge. an alarming 50% of patients in an i.c.u. at least a week suffering from post-intensive care syndrome, oh, p.i.c.s. >> the vast majority of those patients are not normal when they latest hospital. they are going to have some element of an ongoing brain injury and perhaps depression and p.t.s.d., and muscle and nervous disease. >> there are cause and effects. >> reporter: support groups are essential for p.i.c.s
patients, like richard langford. >> it's like living in a virtual prison. >> reporter: a knee operation 11 years ago left him in a coma on a respirator, with the same p.i.c.s recovering covid patients could face. >> can't come up with the right words. i can't come up with the right thoughts. it's terrible. >> reporter: dr. ely says identifying problems early is the key to getting p.i.c.s patients the help they need. >> we have to prepare for the truth that a lot of these people won't get all the way back to where they were before. >> reporter: jim axelrod, cbs news. >> garrett: there is more news ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news." multiple police officers are under investigation tonight for allegedly mocking a chokehold maneuver that led to the death of elijah mcclain. and later, we will remember carl reiner, a tv and movie pioneer who kept america laughing for seven decades.
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>> garrett: three police officers in aurora, colorado are on paid leave tonight as authorities investigate photos they allegedly took near the scene of a deadly encounter with a black man. here's cbs' adriana diaz. >> reporter: calls for criminal charges in the death of elijah mcclain... >> hands up, don't shoot. >> reporter: ...turned violent this weekend. then, late last night, police announced an additional investigation into unreleased photos taken near the site where elijah mcclain died. sources tell our denver station they show officers reenacting the hold that precede mcclain's death. forensic psychologist professor apryl alexander is with black lives matter in denver. >> when we see photos like this, that trust is still broken for us. >> i have a right to stop you because you're being suspicious. >> reporter: tensions have been high since mcclain's
fatal altercation with police last august. >> relax, or we're going to have to change this situation. >> reporter: he was put in a chokehold and uttered these fateful words, "i can't breathe." officers said mcclain tried to grab one of their guns, the death of a massage therapist, who played violin, is still under investigation. adriana diaz, cbs news. >> garrett: up ncar next, carl reiner knew this day would come. he even joked about it, but it doesn't make his obituary any easier. it can plunge you into deep, dark lows. and, can leave you feeling extremely sad and disinterested.
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>> at last! >> reporter: over the next seven decades, he had one laugh-out-loud success after another. he created the hugely popular "the dick van dyke show." >> i like you so much better without your, uhm... >> it's hair! hair! >> reporter: and played the straight man opposite lifelong friend mel brooks in the "2,000-year-old man." >> did you practice polygamy in those days? >> i never practiced it. i was perfect at it. >> and action! >> reporter: reiner spent much of his career behind the camera, and in his later years he appeared in dozens of of it shows and movies from "two and a half men" and "oceans 11". >> i saw you before you even got up this morning. >> reporter: on "cbs sunday morning" reiner showed he could find humor in anything, even his age. >> first thing in the morning before i have coffee, i read the obits. >> sourcely? >> yes, if i'm not in it, i'll have breakfast. >> reporter: today, reiner's
top, rob reiner tweeted, "as i write this, my heart is hurting. he was my guiding light." just three days ago carl reiner wrote, "i have lived the best life possible by married gettisted estelle." his beloved wif years died in 2008. in the sometimes-cruel field of comdierk he was a kind and loving man to the very end. carl reiner was 98 years old. chip reid, cbs news. >> garrett: kind and very, very funny. we'll be right back. guys! guys! safe drivers save 40%!!! safe drivers save 40%! safe drivers save 40%!!! that's safe drivers save 40%. it is, that's safe drivers save 40%. - he's right there. - it's him! safe drivers do save 40%. click or call for a quote today.
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