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it's 11:00 a.m. out west, 2:00 p.m. in the east. i'm chuck todd. here's what's happening right now. breaking news out of the white house this afternoon, we have learned the president will be holding a press conference, at least that's what they're calling it, at 5:00 p.m. no word on what he plans to discuss and if he will take questions. this as the rnc is letting reporters know they may move all
of their events outdoors for the convention next month in jacksonville. cases of coronavirus in the united states continue to climb. more than 3.4 million infections have now been reported. florida has emerged as the new epicenter in this country. hospitals in the state are getting crushed, with at least 48 now reporting they have no empty icu beds, period. moments ago at a roundtable with local leaders, the governor of florida touted his state's increased testing, stating it was the reason there were so many new cases. >> last week, we averaged in the state of florida 90,000 test results a day. that is way, way beyond what we were doing in march, april, and may. so part of the reason we have more positive tests is because we're doing so much testing. and in moments, the presumptive democratic nominee will deliver a speech in delaware to lay out an economic recovery plan that is focused through the prism of clean
infrastructure, clean energy and environmental justice. i'm going to bring in now katy tur. over to you. >> and chuck, as the former vice president is in delaware, the current vice president is in baton rouge, louisiana today. earlier vice president presence met with governor john bell edwards and senator john kennedy on their efforts in the state to combat covid-19. pence's visit to louisiana comes as the state is experiencing a covid surge and is now requiring face coverings in businesses and other public areas. joe biden is now coming out, though, in wilmington, delaware. this speech on the economy and the climate, let us listen in. >> -- talk about infrastructure and jobs, but i have to start by speaking about what millions of americans know when they wake up every morning with worry, anxiety and fear.
we're still a country in crisis. the pandemic has affected more than 3 million americans. it hasth 135,000 lives and climbing. and it shows no signs of slowing down. in just the last few days, 19 states, 19 states reported record cases, including florida which saw more than 15,000 new cases in a single day. hospitalizations and deaths, two of the most concerning indicators of trump's failed response, are already unacceptably high and theoriy a rising. it's gotten bad enough that even donald trump decided to wear a mask in public. i'm glad he made the shift. mr. president, it's not enough. we won't be able to turn the corner and get the american people back to work safely
without presidential leadership. mr. president, open everything now isn't a strategy for success. it's barely a slogan. quit pushing the false choice between protecting our health and protecting our economy. all it does is endanger our recovery on both fronts. mr. president, please listen to your public health experts instead of denigrating them. do your job, mr. president, because if we can't deal with the public health crisis, we can't deal with the economic crisis or deal with almost 18 million americans who are out of work and incredible pain inflicted on small businesses and communities of color. we can't deal with the climate crisis if you cost us and cast us into an even darker and more
permanent shadow that will loom over the country and the world for a long time. we won't be able to do what americans have always done, come back stronger than ever before with the grit, toughness, and resilience that characterizes who we are. that's what i want to talk about today. last week, i shared the outlines in my plan to build back better. a bold plan to build an economy of the future, not an economy of the past. and the first plank of that plan rejects the defeatist view that automation and globalization mean we can't ensure our future is made in america. today, i'm here in wilmington to
talk about a second plank. how we can create millions of high paying union jobs by building a modern infrastructure and clean energy future. these are the most critical investments we can make for the long-term health and vitality of both the american economy and the physical health and safety of the american people. even if we weren't facing a pandemic and economic crisis, we should be making these investments any way. one in five miles of our highways are still in "poor condition" according to american engineers. tens of thousands of bridges are in disrepair, and some on the verge of collapse, presenting a clear and present danger to people's lives. tens of millions of americans lack access to high speed broad band. to get our people to work and our kids at school safely, to
get our kids to market swiftly, to power clean energy revolution in this country, we need to modernize america's infrastructure. despite this overwhelming need, this president and republican congress have simply failed to act. there's no other way of saying it. to continue to break the promises they've made to the american people, president trump promised a big infrastructure bill when he ran in 2016. he promised it again in 2017. and then in 2018 and then in 2019. and now he's promising one again. seems like every few weeks, when he needs a distraction from the charges of corruption of his staff or the conviction of high ranking members of his
administration and political apparatus, the white house announce s it's infrastructure week. how many times have you heard him say that? but he's they have delivered. he's never even really tried. i know how to get it done. in 2009, president obama and i inherited an economy in free fall and we prevented another great depression. we enacted the largest infrastructure plan since president eisenhower's interstate highway system. not only creating good paying jobs but improving the safety and security of people on our roads. we made the largest investment in clean energy in history of the united states of america, $90 billion. and it put us on a path toward a thriving, clean energy economy. powering new economic growth and reducing energy costs. here we are now with an economy
in crisis, but with an incredible opportunity. not just to build back to where we were before, but better, stronger, more resilient and more prepared for the challenges that lie ahead. and there's no more consequen consequential challenge that we must meet in the next decade than the on-rushing climate crisis. left unchecked, it is literally an existential threat to the health of our planet and to our very survival. that's not up for dispute, mr. president. when donald trump thinks about climate change, the only word he can muster is hoax. when i think about climate change, the word i think of is jobs. good paying, union jobs that will put americans to work, making the air cleaner for our
k kids to breathe, restoring our crumbling bridges and roads and ports. making it faster, cleaner and cheaper to transport american made goods across the country and around the world. jobs, jobs to build and install a network of 500,000 charging stations along our existing and new highways we build across this country. which will not only help america, and the american automobile industry lead the world in manufacturing with electric vehicles, it will also save americans billions of dollars over time in the cost of gasoline for their vehicles. jobs that lay the lines for the second great railroad revolution, which will not only slash pollution, but will slash commute times and open up investment in areas connected to metropolitan centers for the first time. when president trump thinks about renewable energy, he sees windmills somehow causing
cancer. when i think about these wind mills, i see american manufacturing, american workers racing to dominate the global market. i see the steel needed for those wind mill platforms, towers and ladders that can be made with small manufacturers like the mcgregor industries. i was up in scranton last week. i see the union train certified men and women who will manufacture and install it all. i see the ports that will come back to life, the long shoreman, the ship builders, the communities they support. when president trump talks about improving efficiency, my retro fitting lighting systems with l.e.d. bulbs, remember what he said? he said he doesn't like l.e.d. because "the light's no good. i always look orange." the light's no good, i always look orange.
when i think about energy retro fitting for lighting, i see an incredible project like one right here in the chase center. i see small businesses like preferred electric that design and install award winning energy conservation measures, reduced consuch shup of electricity and save businesses hundreds of thousands of dollars in energy costs per year. i see master electricians and union workers who through union apprenticeships who start off good wages and quality benefits that only grow froms e win, win, win for this country. creating jobs, cutting energy costs, protecting our climate. that's why today i'm releasing my plan to mobilize millions of jobs by building sustainable infrastructure and an equitable clean energy future. my first four years, we're going
to give 4 million buildings across this country the same energy makeover that you get here at chase, at chase center. it's going to create at least 1 million jobs in construction, engineering and manufacturing in order to get it done. it's going to make places, the places where we work, we live, we learn healthier, improving indoor air quality and water quality. it's going to save tens of billions of dollars in energy cost over time. that's all real. we're not just focusing on commercial spaces, though. we're going to give direct support to help families do the same thing for their homes. we're going to offer cash rebates and low-cost financing to upgrade energy inefficient appliances and windows, improvements that will cut their monthly energy bills and over
time save them thousands of dollars a year. we're going to make a major investment to build 1.5 million new energy efficient homes and public housing that will benefit from communities, all the communities, three times over by aleaveuating the affordable housing crisis, by increasing energy efficiency and reducing the racial wealth gap linked to home ownership. last week, i talked about using the power of the federal government to reinvigorate domestic manufacturing. that's what we'll do with the american automobile industry. the united states owns and maintains an enormous fleet of vehicles. we're going to convert these government can fleets to electric vehicles. made and sourced right here in the united states of america. with the government providing the demand and the grants to
retool factories that are struggling to compete. the u.s. auto industry and its deep bench of suppliers will step up, expanding capacity so that the united states, not china, leads the world in clean vehicle production. we're going to make it easier for american consumers to switch to electric vehicles, as well. not only by building 500,000 in to swap older fuel efficient vehicles for a new clean made in america vehicles. saving hundreds of billions of barrels -- millions of barrels of oil on an annual basis. this will mean 1 million new good paying jobs in the automobile industry. the supply chain and associated infrastructure needed to get it done. we also know that transforming
the american electrical sector can produce power without producing carbon pollution, and electrifying an increased share of our economy will be the greatest spurring of job creation and economic competitive in the 21st century. that's why we're going achieve a carbon pollution free electric sector by the year 2035. we need to get to work on it right away. we'll need the scientists at the national labs, land grant universities, hbcus to improve and innovate technologies needed to generate, store, and transmit this clean energy. we need engineers to design them. the workers to manufacture them. we need iron workers and welders to install them. we'll become the world's largest exporter of these technologies to create even more jobs. we know how to do this. our administration rescued the auto industry and helped them
retool. made solar energy the same cost as traditional energy. weatherized more than a million homes. and we'll do it again, but this time bigger and faster and smarter. as we do this work, we need to be mindful of the historical wrongs and the damage that american industries have done in the 20th century inflicting the environmental harm and the poor environmental communities, so often black and brown and native american communities. polluted air, polluted water, toxins draining down from communities that bear the environmental health burdens but share none of the profits. growing up, breathing that in every day, it's poison. it's partly why there's such incredible rates of childhood asthma in black and brown communities.
black americans are almost three times more likely to die of asthma related causes than white americans. cancer alley in st. james perish in louisiana. that's the cancer causing clusters along route 9 right here in delaware. that's why today i'm also releasing the state of the environment justice policies to build on my existing plan. this is an area of incredible opportunity for economic growth, for our country. but we have to make sure that the first people who benefit from this are the people who are most hurt by it historically in the last century, by the structural disparities that exist. i'm setting a goal to make sure that these front line and fence line communities, whether in rural places or center cities, receive 40% of the benefit from the investments we're making in housing, in pollution reduction,
workforce development, in transportation, across the board. we're also going to create jobs for people by cleaning up the environmental hazards that have now been abandoned. you saw the front page of "the times" two days ago. all these places that are going bankrupt except for the benefit that's going millions and millions going to the ceos. more than 250,000 jobs doing things like plugging abandoned oil and gas excels that exist across the country, posing daily threats to the health and safety of our communities. we're going to hold accountable those corporations that benefit from decades of subsidies, then leaving the wells to leak and walked away from their responsibilities. pollutants continue to spew. greenhouse gases flowing into the air and into the water.
we're not only going to repeal those subsidies, but go after the golden parachutes the ceos gave themselves before declaring bankruptcy, to make sure workers receive the benefits and retirement they were promised. let's create new markets for our family farmers and ranchers. a new modern day civilian climate corps to heal our public lands, to make us less vulnerable to wildfires and floods. look, these aren't pie in the sky dreams. these are actionable policies that we can get to work on right away. we can live up to our responsibilities, meet the challenges of a world at risk oh of a climate catastrophe, build more climate resilient communities, put millions of skilled workers on the job, and make life safer and better for
the american people all at once and benefit the world at n the process. the alternative, continue to ignore the facts, deny reality, focused only on technologies in the last century, instead of inventing the technology that will define this century. it's just plain un-american not to. this is all the president trump and republicans offer, backward looking policies that will harm the environment, make communities less healthy, hold back economic promise, while other countries race ahead. it's the mindset. it doesn't have any faith for the american people to compete, innovate, and to win. it's never been a good bet to bet against the american people. and when you do, it will exact a deadly cost. i know better. i know you do, as well. i know what the american people
are capable of. i know what american workers can accomplish when given the room to run. i know that climate change is a challenge that is going to define our american future. i know meeting the challenge will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to jolt new life into our economy. strengthen our global leadership, protect our planet for future generations. if i have the honor of being elected president, we're not just going to tinker around the edges, we're going to make historic investments that will seize the opportunity and meet this moment in history. we're going to get to work to deliver results right away on day one. we're going to reverse trump's rollbacks of 100 public health and environmental rules, and then forge a path to greater ambition. we're going the get back into the paris agreement, back into the business of leading the
world. we're going to lock in progress that no future president can roll back or undercut to take us backward again. science requires a timetable for measuring progress on climate that isn't three decades or even two. science tells us we have nine years before the damage is irreversib irreversible. so my timetable for results is my first four years as president, the jobs will create, the investments we'll make, and the irreversible steps we'll take to adapt to the climate change and put our nation on the road to net zero emissions no later than 2050. so let's not waste any more time. let's get to work. now. now. thank you. >> vice president, time for a few questions?
>> you've been listening to joe biden if wilmington, delaware, saying we have no more time to waste. we've got to start working on infrastructure and the environment right now. i'm katie todd. chuck todd will join us in a moment. also joining us is john podesta, former chief of staff to bill clinton, former counsel to president obama, and chairman of the 2016 hillary clinton campaign and today a surrogate for the biden camcampaign. john, thanks for being with us. this is such a marked difference from where joe biden was during the primaries on climate change. can you help us understand what happened between now and then? why are we hearing a much more progressive vision for infrastructure and the economy and the climate today? >> look, i think he really stepped up today. it's a very ambitious program.
he did something that donald trump doesn't do, he listened to the experts. he saw the intersection between the climate crisis, the public health crisis, and the economic crisis we're facing because of trump's mishandling of covid-19. he met that moment with a bold and ambitious program to put people to work, his emphasis on clean energy jobs, on building back better -- taking care of the pollution that plagued so many of our communities. i think that was really consequential. >> let me -- the pushback you get, that plans like this get from the right, and i want to -- we can focus on the president, but i want to more generally talk about the folks on the right. and let me have you deal with this criticism, which comes in. yes, we get the larger idea, but what do you tell people in pennsylvania that have seen good
jobs come with fracking and things like that? how do you advise the biden campaign to respond to that critique? that look, we get the bigger picture, but these are jobs right now, which of course is always a little bit of the tradeoff. but frankly, in electorally sensitive pennsylvania, that is something the trump campaign wants to make hay out of. >> sure. i welcome them joining this debate, because president trump is so mispositioned with respect to where the american public is, that if they go down that track, they did it in 2016. they claimed that they were going to keep people at work in cole mi coal mines across the country. they broke that promise and will break this promise, as well. where the real jobs are, are in these industries of the future. building clean energy systems. you know, retro fitting buildings, focusing on the auto
industry and the supply chains that go with it to build more efficient electric cars. those are where the real jobs are. when you look at biden's program, he's promising more than 5 million jobs when you add up all the things that he talked about. so, yes, there's going to be a transition, but i think even with respect to fracking in pennsylvania, i think that what the vice president has said is that there will be no new leasing on public lands, but we're going to still use some natural gas over the course of the next years. and if natural gas can find a way to move forward with sequestration, with carbon capture and sequestration, maybe there's a place for them. but ultimately, we have to get to 100% clean economy, as the vice president said. and we need to do it by medicine ch -- mid century.
>> john, are we going to see the vice president more more to the left on health care? there was a report out today that said 5.4 million americans have lost their health care because of the pandemic, because their health care was tied to their jobs. so they lost their jobs, they lost their health care. and now in the middle of a pandemic, they don't have any health care. so are we going to see him change, move to the left, join medicare for all with bernie sanders or elizabeth warren or just move to the left of the position he's currently in? >> look, i think you've heard what he has to say about that, which is that people move the eligibility age from 56 65 to 6. i think what he wants to do is fix affordable care act, expand the use of medicaid. there's still millions that could be eligible for medicaid, but the states have not expanded medicaid. and to try to shore up and make
stronger the benefits that are -- that exist in the affordable care act that's what he said he wants to do. i think that's where it will stick. >> john, quick other topic here. your emails were the ones that were stolen by the russian government. your emails were the ones that were distributed by wikileaks. the roger stone commutation, your reaction? >> that didn't surprise me. we have a corrupt president and he's engaged in further, you know, acts of corruption. stone promised him that he, you know, wouldn't turn on him. he probably knew a lot about what the president knew and didn't say anything. he clearly lied to the congress. he was convicted by a jury of his peers on, i think, seven counts, including obstruction of justice. but we have someone who is
corrupt sitting in the oval office, so it wasn't a shock to me that he would do this. >> do you think we're ever going to get to the bottom of who stole your emails and helped wikileaks do this? >> i think robert mueller got to the bottom of it. it was the russian intelligence stole them. they gave them to wikileaks. wikileaks published them. stone was certainly in touch with assange during some points in this venture, and he seemed to know a lot in advance. so i think the story is pretty well known at this point, and the question is, why has not only donald trump condoned russian entinterference on our democratic process, but is encouraging further interference by throwing governments in this election, if it's -- as long as
it's going to help him. >> yeah, if the president cares about getting to the bottom of what the russians did, then give stone immunity and make him tell us how they did this. there doesn't seem to be any interest or curiosity. >> on the contrary. he's coaching them into coming back into the election. well, something we'll all be watching a lot closer this time, i would assume. john podesta, former chief of staff to president obama, long-time democratic adviser, thank you, sir. katy, over to you. coming up, as cases keep rising 2in texas, hospitals are running out of beds, medicine, ppe, and now staff. we'll take you there live, next. f we'll take you there live, next. hi, i'm pat and i'm 75 years old.
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we're following the latest developments in the coronavirus pandemic, of course. here are the facts only the virus as we know them at this hour. congressman morgan griffith announced he's tested positive. he's been self-isolating and has no significant symptoms. a record number of americans are buying firearms. the fbi conducted the highest number of back ground checks for civilians since they began
conducting them 20 years ago. vermont's republican governor phil scott announced this morning he's extending the stay of emergency in vermont until august 15. he warned residents that it could be a while before things return to normal. and the 43rd running of the chicago marathon has been canceled. only the second time in the history of the race that it's been scrapped. it's a fall event and they scrapped it. quite a few fall events have been scrapped. it does not bode well for a lot of other professional team sporting events that would like to launch in the fall. >> no, especially when you consider how you have to crowd together the beginning of those racing. once everyone is running, it's hard to socially distance during a marathon, especially as everybody is expelling that much when they're running. also, chuck, texas continues to see a surge of new coronavirus cases. an increasing number of hospitalizations. 10,000 people are hospitalized
with covid statewide. and in san antonio, hospitals are nearly at capacity. let's bring in garrett haik, who is in san antonio, texas. tell us the story down there. >> reporter: san antonio got hit hard early on. there was a couple of outbreaks at nursing homes, then things tailed off. then over the last month or so, since early june, the situation has gone from bad to worse. in san antonio, they increased testing by over 100%, but saw their caseload increase by nearly 700%. this morning, the county judge here described the situation in san antonio to me this way. >> it actually started june 1. so we were really doing well, and then as peel let their guards down, as the governor stripped us of our ability to mandate facemasks, it began to
build up. so we had like 93 people in the hospital on june 1. as of yesterday, we had over 1200. from 33% of the patients in this hospital and other hospitals have covid. i think we have 150 in our hospital right here. so it's reaching a very critical point. >> reporter: so you hear there from the top official here in the country, the danger zone, close to capacity in hospitals here many the san antonio area. this area was the first area to get significant help from the feds here. they have additional doctors and nurses sent by the department of defense to supplement those on the ground carrying covid-19 patients. it's going to be a white knuckle next couple of weeks here in the san antonio area, as we wait and see things like the statewide mask mandate, closing of bars
and other steps taken, can help bend the curve back down to a more manageable level here. >> we did see a number of out of state health care workers come and help out. some went back home to find their jobs were no longer available to them. i wonder what sort of message that sent to other health care workers who might have volunteered to go help in a place like texas right now. garrett, thank you so much. chuck, over to you. well, after the break, an update on the republican senate runoff in alabama. it is runoff tuesday today. alabama and texas are two places, the alabama one is the big one. will jeff sessions get a shot to reclaim his old seat? and why alabama's election chief has told local officials they cannot force voters to wear masks at the polls. all of that is next. i wanted to help protect myself. my doctor recommended eliquis.
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in alabama as jeff sessions looks to regain his old senate seat. he's locked into a tough showdown against president trump backed tommy tupperbill. he leads sessions by as many as 16% in one poll. joining us now from alabama is nbc news reporter dasha burns. this runoff was obviously supposed to be scheduled earlier. i don't think it was supposed to be this late in the cycle, but a lot of the elections have been different. how much mask wearing are we seeing and are we seeing a big turnout? >> reporter: well, chuck, despite the fact that most people we have seen today are wearing masks, other than that, it does feel a little bit like business as usual when it comes to voting here in alabama today. the majority of alabamans, almost 2,000 polling places are
open across the state. we've seen a lot of people here, the parking lot has been full most of the day. and most people are wearing masks but do not have to. the secretary of state came out and told officials they cannot require people to wear masks when they vote. here today, we have seen a lot of elderly voters. but when i talked to them about concerns for the coronavirus, they told me they're not too worried about it here. they did say, though, that they are pretty skeptical of absentee ballots. they wanted to come here and vote in person. when it came to the candidates, chuck, the folks that voted for tubberville mentioned a parallel between him and president trump. what do you like about tuberville? >> he's new, he's aggressive. he'll do a good job. he's not experienced, but he
will do a good job. >> do you like that he's not a politician, is that a -- >> yes. >> were you worried at all about the coronavirus today when you came to vote? >> no, not really. >> reporter: and chuck, there was an attempt by voting rights advocates to get more changes to the voting process. they wanted to lift restrictions on curbside voting here and to lift requirements on absentee ballots that required two witnesses and a photo copy of your i.d. but the supreme court shut that down. we'll see what happens come november. but a lot of voting rights advocates tell me they're concerned about what that means for voting access amid a pandemic, especially looking ahead to november. chuck? >> dasha burns, for what it's worth, as we have seen people go in and out, quite a few have been wearing masks. so i think we're seeing, and i have noticed that down south,
increase in mask wearing as the sunbelt battles this virus. dasha burns in alabama, thank you. katy, over to you. and november is shaping up to be a huge month for the balance of power in congress, as republicans fight to maintain control of the senate. with us now is nbc news national political correspondent steve kornacki. steve, big race in alabama. what else are you watching? >> today, obviously you just set the stage for alabama, tuberville, sessions, the winner gets doug jones. jones won that special election in december of 2017 against roy moore, a democrat winning in a state trump carried by 28 points. trump heavily favored to win alabama by a large margin again. in the preliminary that set up this runoff, tuberville did outperform sessions. there's also this. democratic runoff in texas.
the winner of this runoff is going to face-off against john cornyn, the republican senator in november. of course, interesting in texas, the presidential race polling in texas, biden versus trump, has been very competitive. a state trump won by nine points in 2016. a state no democrat has won since '76. you've got biden competitive. the question, is will a factor the battle for the senate here? here is sort of a battleground potential battleground. we put texas in here, because they're voting today. but frankly, the burden is on the democrats here to show that they're serious about texas, to show that they have a shot at this senate race. so you put that in the lean republican category. also, alabama, again, just because it's a heavily republican state, a state trump will win big. doug jones has an uphill fight there. democrats have been saying arizona is a state they feel good about. colorado is a state they feel good about. you start to kind of get a look at what the battleground for the senate could look like.
there are other races out there that could emerge yet and end up in this category, but kind of an early look at it right there. >> things are going to get really interesting. steve kornacki, thank you very much. and talking about texas, chuck, the biden team has a general election, big ad buy out there, showing at least they feel like they are competitive in texas. which is pretty big news. >> yeah. katy, we're burying the leave. kornacki brought out the slider. that's my favorite part of our board tools that we've had, where we can take the states and move them into our different categories. the slider is back. that's what makes why steve and i sometimes can't get away from the board when we play with it. that's the big headline. sorry. i'm just very excited, steve, that it's there. i've got to sneak in a tease here. coming up, the white house seems to have take an special interest
even partially that presents a problem for florida governor desantis. federal government seems to have taken a particular interest in jacksonville. three of u.s. cities to have received hhs surge testing sites. lou turner, so -- these rapid testing sites, surge in testing, perhaps the white house is very interested in how the virus is hitting jacksonville, so lou turner, what can you tell us? >> yeah, so, chuck, exactly, and we've already seen people from the white house here in jacksonville, mike pence here, the vice president just a few days ago, so getting ready, right, anticipating even that move is outside in swampy august.
you mentioned the surge testing. that's an attempt to get 5,000 people tested per day, three sites around jacksonville, bear with me, that's interchangeable here. northeast florida, a consolidated city government, about 1 million people living here that will need to be getting these tests right now. at least 20% have been coming back positive. i want to show you, though the numbers specific to jacksonville. and if you just focus in with me on a couple of things, primarily phase two of reopening, about a month ago when governor desantis, locally opened up bars, gyms, we were having 40 positive tests in a city of a million per day, that was with phase two of reopening, at the end of this chart, this dotted line, our moving average the last two weeks, we've had 900
positives. from 40 in the opening of phase two now to 900 per day. that's some startling to say at least the governor and the mayor here if you look at hospitalizations, immediate wrap age, you can take that away as perhaps being a good thing. >> lou turner down there in jacksonville, lou, thank you so much. that will do it us for us today. thank you for watching us. thank you for trusting us, as chuck says. if you do go outside, please wear a mask. in the meantime, nicolle brian williams picks things up after a quick break. r a quick b. before each load and enjoy fresher smelling laundry for up to 12-weeks.
good day. brian williams here with you. 3:00 p.m. here in the east. 12 noon on the west coast. our friend nicolle wallace will join us in a moments' time. the facts as we know them at this hour, over 3.4 million americans have been diagnosed with the coronavirus. the death toll up 46% in the course of a week by rate, approaching 137,000 now, despite those numbers the trump administration's testing czar, admiral brett giroir made this optimistic assessment