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fowchi fires back. the country's leading infectious disease expert calng white house attacks on him bizarre and urges his critics to quote stop this nonsense. back to school fears. a teacher in texas says she is writing her will before she returns to her classroom this fall. tonight which states are and aren't reopening their schools. racing to a cure. the encouraging news about moderna's covid vaccine. but tonight new questions about how long the immunity lasts. floyd's final moments, for the first time reporters get access to bodycam video from two of the officers charged in george floyd's death. what the new evidence shows. and the 90 year old who climbed a mountain without ever leavings with norah o'donnell, reporting from the nation's capitol. >> o'donnell: good evening. and thank you for joining us.
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we are going to begin tonight as we unfortunately so often do, with more records being shattered nationwide. and another startling projection of how many people will likely be killed by the coronavirus in the coming months. tonight one of the leading models used by the white house says to expect nearly 90,000 more americans to die from the virus by november 1st. well, that alarming report comes as a surge of infections sweeping the u.s. keeps expanding. 41 states are now seeing spikes. more than 67,000 new cases were reported nationwide in just the past 24 hours. that is yet another one day record. in florida where infections have grown by more than 100,000. in a little over a week, lines to get tested just keep getting longer. well, tonight the country's largest retailer wal-mart and its largest grocery chain kroger say they'll start mandating masks for customers in all of their stores. several states including alabama are also issuing orders
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requiring face coverings. now as the pandemic worsens the white house appears to be walking back attacks on the facial's top infectious disease expert releasing this photo of dr. anthony fauci meeting today with the vice president. and es sea aing a negative op ed about him written by a top trump advisor wasn't authorized. well, dr. fauci is responding tonight saying people should focus on the virus rather than playing games. there is clearly a lot of reporting to get to tonight and we've got a team of correspondents covering it all. cbs manuel bojorquez will lead off our coverage tonight from the hard hit miami, good evening, manny. >> good evening, norah. over the past week flors added on average more than 11,000 new coronavirus cases a day. miami dade county's icu's have reached their traditional capacity and are relying on surplus beds to treat patients. >> s l >>s thousands across florida once again pack testing sites,
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military medical personnel arrived at overwhelmed hospitals in san antonio. new cases in texas were down but the state set a single day record for coronavirus dts. austin's convention center is set to become a covid field hospital next week. >> i got tested yesterday for covid-19. and the results came back positive. >> oklahoma's governor kevin stitt became the first governor known to be infected. but said he won't enact a statewide mask order. alabama's governor kay ivey did. >> i'm calling on everyone, everyone in our state to practice personal responsibility and wear a mask. >> the order comes on the same day the world's largest retailer wal-mart announced it will require customers to wear face coverings in all u.s. stores starting monday. a similar order for all starbucks stores went into effect today. and there was this warning today from chicago mayor lori lightfoot who said the city was on the precipice of rolling back
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reopening if young people do not follow safety guide lines. >> i won't just turn the car around, i'm going to shut it off. i'm going to kick you out and i'm going to make you walk home. back in florida the state's emergency management director compared the state's response to a hurricane. but one complicated bipolar particulars. >> when a category 5 hits nobody argues whether it was a category 5. no one says no, it was a category 2-rbgs and in this disaster, we're arguing over everything. >> i was just trying to check out the. >> in the mean time contact tracers in the state's hard hit working class community of hialeah are trying to isolate those who have been exposed to positive cases. >> this person and this person and you make a map. so you don't let the virus spread more than that, so that is my job. kind of put the pieces together. >> valeria and laura castaneda are among the 1200 volunteers in a startup tracing program headed by larkin hospital's dr. jack michel who told me long testing
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delays are complicating their efforts. >> so if you look at the responses from government and hospitals, ourselve included, all we talk about is how many more beds we can add. what we really should be talking about is how are we going to sphiend this virus in our community and keep it from freding manuel bojorquez, cbs news, miami. >> this is janet shamlian in texas where mary strickland has been teaching middle school 22 years and she loves it. >> thank you for teaching us. are you the nicest teacher in the building. >> but the this describes how the 53 year old feels about going back, terrified, fearing the worst, she's making end of life plans. >> i'm very concerned about my health, about my life, and that's why my husband and i decided to write our wills. >> while president trump pushes to get children back in classrooms. >> we have to get the schools open. >> health officials suggest a new daily infection rate should be five percent or lower to reopen. of the nation's ten largest
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school systems, only new york and chicago meet that threshhold. >> you can't treat all schools the same. because they're in different phases of the outbreak. >> school districts like philadelphia are off offering a hybrid of in person and remote learning but the number offering online only is growing. oakland, atlanta, nasilinlos ana d yetovernors ofome states including florida and south enmuit safely.t on a who we must do it carefully, but we must do it. >> in theks as-- texas marching orders luke those are off the chart frightening for mary strickland. >> i would say that on a scale of one to ten i'm about a 25. >> and tonight here in houston the nation's 8th largest district just a-- announced plans to delay the start by two weeks and then yn line only until mid october. at that point parents will have
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the choice of sending their children back into the classroom or letting them to continue learning online. norah? >> o'donnell: still so many concerns and questions for parents, janet, thank you. >> today dr. anthony fauci said he believes the u.s. will have an effective coronavirus vaccine by the end of this year. one of the more promising can at da-- candidate is a vaccine by moderna based in massachusetts, ybs's carter evans reports. >> reporter: as many parts of the country begin to lockdown again, one thing is becoming clear. >> vaccines are the best answer. >> reporter: infectious disease expert paul offit say there is reason for optimism after moderna's encouraging clinical trial. 45 people received a va althe virus with minor side effects. but there is also caution. >> if this vaccine does work, we don't know for how long. >> we don't foe for how long, we don't know how safe. >> that's because the vaccine has so far only been tested in
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healthy young people. the phase 3 moderna trial starts at the end of the month with 30,000 participates in covid hot spots. then comes the biggest question of all. if this vaccine works, can we get enough of it quickly. >> the government has already started and paid for the manufacturing of the vaccine on the order of hundreds of millions of doses. so if the trial data come in positive, we will have doses to go around in the country. >> even then scientists won't know how long antibodies from a successful vaccine will be effective. evidence already shows antibodies from people who have had the virus tend to weaken over time. >> we want a magic, we all want this to end but this is an elusive virus. >> reporter: one of the covid hot spots where they will be looking for trial participates is right here in los angeles where yesterday alone there were more than 4200 new cases. norah. >> o'donnell: cartser evans, thank you. there is breaking news tonight on what appears to be a major
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security breach at twitter. the accounts of several major companies and public figures have been hacked in a scam. cbs's kris van cleave joins us now, chris, what do we know? >> well, norah, these mystery tweets started popping up late this afternoon and seemed to target high profile users with millions of followers. the accounts include former president barack obama, presumptive nominee joe biden, kayne and kim kardashian, he long musk and billionaires michael bloomberg and jeff bezos as well as companies luke apple and uber. the tweets seem to be a scheme to get twitter users to purchase bitcoin, a cybercurrency. the accounts claim to be a partnership between a cyberhelp group and celebrities encouraging others to colectively donate 5,000 bitcoins des tinned for a supposed community health care partnership. the hackers reportedly have been able to get more than $100,000 in this scam. the cybersecurity expert tells us this is likely a hack of twitter, not individual accounts. twitter is calling this a
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security incident and says the company is looking into it while taking steps to fix it, norah. >> o'donnell: remarkable indeed, kris van cleave, thank you. as we mentioned at the top of the broadcast, tonight dr. anthony fauci is speaking up in his own defense calling attacks on his credibility to from white house officials by glamplet president trump's trade advisor pelter navarro openly challenged dr. fauci's record on fighting the pandemic. paula reid reports tonight from the white house. >> president trump insists he is on good terms with dr. anthony fauci. even as direct attacks are launched against the top doctor from the west wing of the white house. >> i have a very good relationship with dr. fauci. and we're all in the same team. >> but the president's trade advisor peter navarro published a scathing op ed wednesday in the nation's largest paper accusing fauci of being wrong on the benefits ofde closings early in the pandemic. >> i can't explain peter navarro. he in a world by himself. >> president trump has made
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similar criticisms of fauci but today tried to distance himself. >> well, that is peter navarro. >> dr. fuchi seen as today's coronavirus task force meeting at the white house called the of the to discredit him bizarre, especially when the pandemic is raging. >> i realize that was a major mistake on their part because it doesn't do anything but reflect poorly on them. >> in an interview with norah for instyle magazine, fauci said i don't like to be pitted against the preion to reroute critical hospital data on covid patients away from the cdc to a private database at the department of health and human services. the move could make the data less transparent to the public and researchers, and hinder the fight against the virus. >> what they are basically doing seon the neede decisions and tom
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the american public. >> and news tonight from the supreme court that justice ruth bader ginsburg is out of the hospital, the 87 year old four time cancer survivor was admitted to the hospital on monday. yesterday she was treated for an infection but the court says she is now at home and doing well. norah? flz glad to lear she is recovering, paula read, thank you. tonight police body kasm video is helping to fill in some of the details of what happened the night george floyd died in police custody in minneapolis. one officer is charged with murder, three others with aiding and abetting him. here's cbs's jeff pegues. >> this cell phone video isn't the only video showing the moments leading up to george floyd's death. thisning antment only, a minneapolis judge allowed the public to view body camera video from the officers involved. thomas lane and j alexander keung had their cameras activated when they arrived on scene. >> he starts saying, i can't breathe numerous times. >> wcco reporter jennifer
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mayerle who saw the video says that when officers tried to get floyd into a squad car, the situation really deteriorated. >> it is where floyd starts adamantly saying that he is clause phobic, he doesn't want to get in there, he is asking the officers to stay with him, to role the window down. >> body camera video revealed that floyd told the officers he couldn't breathe more than 20 times, and that chauvin refused to ease up saying no, he's staying put where we got him. floyd's family blames the training and attitude of police and today sued the officers and the city much minneapolis. tirep liss police department on the neck of george floyd that killed him. >> the family lawsuit also reveals what it says are george floyd's final words about 30 seconds before he closes his
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eyes, he says police, i can't breathe. norah. >> o'donnell: jeff pegues with those disturbing details, thank you. >> and there has been a lot of speculation about what might have happened if we had never shut down businesses or schools, just let life go on as normal. well, they did just that ieden e experiment failed. deaths and unemployment are both soaring. cbs's elizabeth palmer reports tonight from sweden. >> reporter: a trip on stockholm's subway is like time travel back to the precovid world. >> i stick outlining a sore thumb, the only one wearing a mask. >> sweden's approach was lockdown lite, no gatherings, ov 5s sted op. and sodi priry and middle schools as research showed that kids didn't spread the virus. >> are you happy with swedish government's approach. >> happy is a strong word. but i'm satisfied, yes, i am.
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>> reporter: but at what cost. sweden per capita has one of the worst covid mortality totals in the world. 30% higher than the united states. hell ep gluckman says sweden's policy utterly failed her 80 year old father jan. >> he was squeezing my hand when i was talking to him. >> he didn't know were you there. >> i think he heard me. >> reporter: when jan tested positive for covid, instead of sending him to the hospital for treatment, his care home gave him more feen. and he died. have you lost faith in your government? >> yes, of course, i have lost faith in the government. >> reporter: but will that government change tack? it had better warns epidimiologist nele brusselaer. >> if this one country in europe where there will be a
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second-- it will be most likely sweden, elizabeth palmer, cbs news, stockholm. >> o'donnell: and there is still much more news ahead on tonight's cbs evening news. coming back to the track, nascar takes a big step but does it mean a big risk for fans? later, she is 90 years young. and she spent the lockdown climbing a mountain, that's right, while never leaving her house.
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>> o'donnell: at least 20,000 fans are expected in the stands at tonight'ses that car race in bristol, tennessee testimony is the first major sporting event in months to host a large in-person crowd. fans will be socially distant and masks are also reqred. andtw york caught on surveillance video. this happened at protestors both proand antipolice clashed on the brooklyn bridge. at least four officers were hurt including the chief of department, the city's top uniformed officsted.
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>> coming up next, step-by-step, she's doing her part for charity. 282 trips to the summit at the top of the staircase.
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>> o'donnell: this week 100 year old captain tom will be neuted he raised more than 40 million for charity by walking his garden. turns out he's in the the only one stepping up, here's cbs's roxana saberi. >> i'm off. >> in a remote corner of scotland 90 year old margaret payne set out to spend lockdown climbing a mountain. >> i'm waking up the stairs, pretending i'm climbing sol ddz ven. >> one of scotland's most famous mountains, to reach its peak margaret calculated she has to scale her stairs 282 times. a climb she did when sh was 15. >> she started this journey on easter averaging three flights a day aiming to raise around 13,000 for charity. >> this is the tricky bit.
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>> whatever her artificial knees began to ache, she took a break. the ret mmited a few weeks ago, online donations from around the world soared past half a milli llars. >> i never knew a flight of stairs could make so much money. >> i never knew that either. it is amazing. >> we can all scale our own mountains, she says, and make a difference at any age. one step at a time. roxana saberi, cbs news, london. >> o'donnell: and margaret says she is going to fund raise for local charities until her 91st birthday in december. keep walking. keep walking. we'll be right back.
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so here's to the strong, who trust in our performance and comfortable, because your strength is supported by ours. depend. the only thing stronger than us, is you. >> o'donnell: on tomorrow's cbs evening news, a visit to the red cross, why blood donations are needed more than ever during the pandemic, and if you can't watch us live set your dvr to
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watch us later, i'm norah o'donnell, good night. this is thecbnight news." >> i'm jeff pegues in washington. thanks for staying with us. the coronavirus continues to spread across much of the droi. 38 states are reporting spikes and either two dozen have either scaled back or delayed perhaps to reopen. president trump said the response to this pap democratic is working. catherine herridge had this exclusive interview. >> reporter: is covid-19 the greatest throat your election? >> i've done a great job. now i have to do it again.
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we were sailing, sailing right into a wisdom. we have the best economy for the country and the world. >> vice president joe biden damning the country's recovery. >> the possibility that joe biden gets elected. a downward pulled on the stock market. >> are you saying it's a pull right now? >> the stock market will crash. >> the president criticized his challenger's choice of face coverings after he wore a mask for the first tile in public at a military hospital this weekend. would you urge americans to wear masks? >> if it was necessary i would urge them to wear a mask. >> why has it become political? >> it's political for a lot of people. it's not political we will me. >> the president insisted schools should open on time. the los angeles school district is the latest and one of the
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largest in the country to say they're not going back to school in the fall. >> mistake. >> what do you tell parents and teachers? >> find yourself a new person whoever's in charming of that decision because it's a terrible decision, because children and parents are dying from that trauma, too. they're dying because they can't do what they're doing. mothers can't go to work becaus all of a sudden they have to stay at home and fathers. we've got to open our schools. young people are in great shape when it comes to the coronavirus. to display the confederate flag. >> with me it's freedom of
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