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inns and restaurants why not just let them save the money anyway i think that's heartless i can't live with myself if i say otherwise. i like to say there is always a bull market some where and i promise to find it just for on money. the news with shepherd smith starts right now i'm shepherd smith on cnbc. and this is the news covid critical the fall surge is here and we are not prepared >> we are still reusing things that are normally single-use items. >> tonight, on the ground, in the states most at risk. >> california wildfires, largely, contained but now, extreme heat and strong winds deliver dangerous fire conditions to northern california. >> never, ever, ever, have i seen anything like now a massive gut punch. an industry on its knees
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will airlines survive the pandemic's economic wrath? and don't become a victim. real estate wire fraud. >> it seemed too good to be true. >> home buyers devastated by a sophisticated hacking scheme. >> and then, i called lindsey and i said we've been robbed. >> live, from cnbc global headquarters, the facts, the truth, the news, with shepherd smith. >> good evening. the covid surge we've been hearing about. the fall/winter uptick it's here. it started as a trickle. then, as a stream. now, it's a flood. this new wave or whatever you want to call it is right, this minute nobody's told us we see it, so we are reporting it look at this this is a new covid field hospital at the wisconsin state fair it opened, today, for recovering patients, so there's room for new ones in strained hospitals we'll go there, live remember, it was central park, back in the spring, in new york
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city now, it's the wisconsin state fair and look at this map in minnesota, the national guard called out to help with nursing homes on opposite ends of the state. too many sick. not enough doctors iowa, 14% of tests now positive. massachusetts, current hospitalizations are nearly 80%, up from the low. tarrant county, texas, school cases up 33% from last week. denver, in-person high school delayed, again and no trick or treating in beverly hills. fines announced for kids who go door to door in mississippi, six major hospitals report every icu bed is taken hospital covid patients, at record highs, in wisconsin and iowa and north dakota and south dakota and oklahoma a and in montana, hospitalizations up 72%, this month average, daily cases, up 63% that's the highest in our nation and now, these are all the states where the numbers are
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trendingup all of the ones in red, all on the rise not a one going down, and that was the picture of the surge the fall wave. the one we've been dreading that is, obviously, now, right here shaquille brewster is at the field hospital outside milwaukee and on our top story, tonight. shaq. >> shep, that alternate-care facility, here, in wisconsin, did open up officially, today. it will begin to accept patients coming tomorrow. and the purpose of it is to help alleviate the pressure on some of those hospitals across the state that are at or near capacity and what you are hearing from doctors, here, in the state, is that this state is well into a crisis they say that they are begging people to start -- start pulling back and start staying home, voluntarily, to help flatten the curve. and that's what they continue to say. what officials here, in the state, are asking people to do is stop going out shopping stop going to large gatherings those common phrases of wash your hands, wear the mask, socially distance when possible.
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meanwhile, what the governor has been fighting is some resistance, as he continues to try to block and stop the spread a county judge, today, pushed back on his order to help reduce the spread by blocking 25%, limiting restaurants and bars to 25% occupancy. a county judge blocking that order, for now hearings will happen on monday but you continue to hear local officials plead with people to help stop the spread to pull back and help people take this seriously. shep. >> shaq, have health officials said why they think there and, now, this problem? >> what you hear from local officials is simply that the governor is ouf tools in his toolbox. this is a state in spring, the stay-at-home orders were struck down by the supreme court. there is a lot of partisan back and forth. so he's not been able to come up with an agreement with republicans who run this legislature. local officials are saying,
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despite laws being blocked, they are begging and pleading with people to take this thing seriously, and do what they can on their own to stop the spread of this virus. >> shaquille, thanks new york is fighting a coronavirus resurgence in hot spots across our state today, a message from governor andrew cuomo to the local governments. and here it is if you don't enforce the safety restrictions, you will not get any funding from new york. remember, it was new york that was, once, the national epicenter of coronavirus these headlines from the spring. they show how bad it was we improved a bit over the summer but take a look at these, from the past two weeks so similar the surge is on. cnbc's contessa brewer is live, north of the city where covid cases have skyrocketed just not good, contessa. >> yeah. shep, you said it here coronavirus is sending all these new yorkers to the hospital. double the number of hospitalizations, from just a month ago. and orange county, where i am right now, has, by far, the
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highest infection rate in the state. more than 7%, today. and the governor says these so-called hot spots are driving 70% of the hospitalizations. with pandemic fatigue setting in, some new yorkers are letting down their guard, ditching masks, attending parties, and driving up infection rates hospitals are seeing the most covid admissions since june. the governor calls it appalling. >> frankly, i don't know what they were thinking. >> we are threatened with a full-blown, second wave in new york city. >> reporter: over the weekend, the city handed out $150,000 in fines for those not wearing masks. for allowing a sweet 16 party that became a superspreader event. >> we were only told that the outbreak was here. >> reporter: 37 people infected.
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many of them, students, who then exposed others at all tmultiple schools. and the governor announced a $20,000 fine promoters of the chainsmokers' in the hamptons. but in those troubling hot spots, positive rates, recently, reached as high as 25%. >> we have to develop a sophisticated capacity to find those very small, we call them, mini clusters, where the cases are flaring up and immediately attack them. >> the situation has gotten so bad in new york city that mount sinai hospital sent out a memo, obtained by cnbc, warning of an impending bed shortage warning to expedite discharging patients to make room for incoming cases shep. >> contessa, thanks. america is failing at covid, by so many metrics. as cases rise again, this richest, most powerful, most resourceful nation, in all the
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world, does not have enough ppe for our frontline heroes it's a staggering fact we banged pots and pans. we sent food to hospitals. we wrote love notes on social media. but, somehow, we couldn't figure out how to get them enough masks and gowns. why not? >> part of it is that these supply chains are very complicated, and cannot be ramped up quickly. part of it is that we haven't mobilized existing resources by invoking the defense-production act. part of it is that there's worldwide demand. >> the surge is here the masks are not. and everything's getting worse and we've failed the frontline of hospital defense. here is cnbc's meg tyrell. >> it's a really desperate situation, still, as far as ppe goes. >> the shortage of personal protective equipment the masks, gowns, and gloves health workers need to stay safe while helping patients was so bad, in the spring, that a group of doctors banded together to form a nonprofit to help
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>> we plan to be around for a couple of weeks, maybe a month until someone else stepped in to kind of take charge of this process. >> reporter: seven months later, the group called get us ppe is, still, needed, more than ever. requests for critical supplies have been rising most needed? n95 respirator masks, surgical masks, and disinfecting wipes. >> similar to when you go to the store and try to find clorox wipes, they just don't exist. >> dr. bernie klein's hospital in california started making their own sanitary wipes as a workaround the need for supplies is huge. on an average day, the hospital uses 2,000 masks, 600 gowns, and 1,000 gloves, depending how many covid patients are being treated. governments have, also, been working to replenish stockpiles since the spring the u.s., now, says the strategic national stockpile and fema have more than 120 million n95s available for deployment. 55 million gowns and 1.7 million gloves
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states have banded together as well but, still, there is a shortage. >> sending people into work every day, and asking them to do their jobs, without the tools they need, is not the american way. we should've done better >> and, shep, we are hearing that, for larger hospital systems, the supply chains are improving, somewhat. but for the little guys, it's really tough and obviously, this problem is nowhere close to being solved for everyone. >> meg, thanks nick saban tested positive for covid today. that's from the university of alabama, which reported in the last hour, the head football coach there got word at the clemson tide's training facilities, and immediately left presumably, to go into isolation. we don't know. the biggest football game arguably of the s.e.c. is this weekend. that game is scheduled to go on, at least for now lsu florida, not so much
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the gators we're told had positive tests and then quarantines. so under the guidelines, that game is now postponed. tentatively scheduled for december the 12th. that's, if the s.e.c. makes it to december. covid can ruin just about every good thing planet earth went through the hottest september, ever, recorded that's from the national oceanic and atmospheric administration on the west coast, phoenix hit triple digits on 144 days, this year that's a record, too in las vegas, it hasn't rained nothing significant since the middle of april. 177 days and, yes, another record and, in california, where officials say 4 million acres have already burned this fire season, a new warning, tonight, from the national weather service. heat and high winds are creating the, quote, potential for rapid spread of fire nbc bay area chief meteorologist, jeffrey nary. jeff, that risk goes up tonight,
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right? >> it really does, shep. also, into early friday, we are under this fire danger just seems like one hit, after another, here for us in california with our record-breaking fire season. so let's show you the setup of what is happening right now and it's all about this area of high pressure it's our version, here in northern alifornia, of a dry santa ana wind the circulation around this is driving down these dryer, northeasterly winds. at the same time, we have some heat moving in from southern california so it's this one-two hit for us. a wider look here at california, and you will be able to see the hottest temperatures go to southern california with 90s to 100. but the highest fire danger is here, across the bay area. i want to zoom in and give you the closest look here at where i think the risk will be number one. wine country napa sonoma st. helena also, calistoga. that's where in the mountains we could see those 30 to 50-mile-per-hour wind gusts. humidity value's down to about
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10%. i talked about record breaking look at the numbers. this year, over 4 million acres burned largest california fire, ever. the august complex, this year, over 1 million acres so it now ranks as one of the worst fire seasons on record shep. >> so firefighters preparing for another, epic battle and soon, they may get some new backup look at this they just rolled this out in los angeles. a firefighting robot they used it yesterday at a really big fire downtown the robot works by remote control, they tell us. the lafd reports it can put out car fires, in just seconds can bulldoze up to 8,000 pounds. they will use it mostly in cities, they tell us, for now. but the fire chief says it could help crews battling wildfires, at some point, down the road now, the vote. no debate. instead, dueling town halls, with 20 days to go, we break down the polls that matter right now to both campaigns. >> let's take back this country.
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>> i feel your pain because i felt your pain. >> inside the numbers. a dead heat in iowa. what this key battleground tells us about the state of the race 9 million people, in five days can china pull off testing an entire city for covid-19 >> two, one, and liftoff plus, this american astronaut hitches a ride on a russian rocket for the last time >> the facts the truth. the news with shepherd smith back in 60 seconds i have moderate to severe plaque psoriasis. now, there's skyrizi. 3 out of 4 people achieved... ...90% clearer skin at 4 months... ...after just 2 doses. skyrizi may increase your risk of infections... ...and lower your ability to fight them. before treatment your doctor should check you for infections and tuberculosis. tell your doctor if you have an infection... ...or symptoms such as fevers,... ...sweats, chills, muscle aches or coughs... ...or if you plan to or recently received a vaccine.
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i feel free to bare my skin. visit before we talk about tax-s-audrey's expecting... new? -twins! ♪ we'd be closer to the twins. change in plans. at fidelity, a change in plans is always part of the plan. the vote president trump is no longer shedding coronavirus he is not contagious nbc news confirms, through the national institutes of health and dr. anthony fauci, himself and as a result, nbc news will host the president for a campaign town hall, tomorrow night, 8:00 eastern.
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joe biden will do his own town hall, same time, on abc. there is displeasure in the air over this. we're aware. remember, the nonprofit that hosts presidential debates cancelled the originally scheduled for tomorrow night, after president trump tested positive for covid and then, refused to do a virtual debate then, joe biden signed with abc for the town hall. there's more see, weeks ago, nbc offered both candidates town halls. biden accepted and lester holt hosted just last week. now, president trump accepts and that's happening tomorrow. savannah guthrie, hosting from florida, on multiple platforms, including here, on cnbc. it's all complicated thanks, covid. anyway, right now, president trump is holding another of his airport rallies. this time, in des moines, as we mentioned, under the white house' own guidelines for covid. social gatherings in des moines, of any kind, should include no more than 25 people. 25 see that
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the white house says it expects 10,000 remember, candidate trump won iowa by almost ten points against hillary clinton back in 2016 yet, there he is you just saw the get-together. nbc news calls iowa, now, a tossup except, maybe, out on the farm, where tonight we find cnbc's jane wells. >> shep, we're in the middle of harvest, and farmers are bringing their grain here to this facility. farming is always a risky business but this year has been a perfect storm of bad news. on top of a multiyear trade war. so you think support for the president might be shaky around here it's not it's miserable in iowa it's really coming down. >> it's really coming down it's good to see but could've been 60 days earlier >> reporter: when you talk to farmers gathering for breakfast pizza at their local grain co-op, it's been a rough year. and not just this year. >> this is really the seventh year of what we consider a
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downturn in the agriculture industry. >> iowa farmers have been hit with trade wars, drought, dropping ethanol due to covid, and hurricane-force winds in august, called a derecho, which destroyed a good amount of what promised to be a bumper crop. >> back here is where we had two -- two grain storage bins. >> reporter: dave struthers has been farming for years and he estimates losses from the derecho wind event will cost him 180 grand. >> this is probably the worst chaotic year we've ever had. you throw covid into it and all this other stuff, it's just made it seem unending. >> to go virtual for the first time in its 67-year history. >> being the largest farm show in america, it's a lot of work the virtual event has been a lot more work. >> reporter: as bad as it looks, and believe me, it is bad, the federal government is predicting that farm incomes will actually rise this year due to one, main
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reason aid from the trump administration the usda has set aside up to $30 billion in coronavirus relief to farmers and net-median farm incomes are expected to rise, this year, 13% farmers are grateful a poll by the farm progress show that while support for the president dropped two years ago, to 60% it's now higher than it was in 2016, at 75%. >> can i say i'm a trump supporter? >> you are absolutely allowed to say that. >> okay. >> he has done what he said he was going to do. >> the assistances that are out there, whether it is again insurance or what the government has provided, has helped weather that storm. >> is next year going to be better >> yes i'm optimistic. >> they say they have to be optimistic now, the farmers tell me they'd rather have trade than aid but they'll take the aid for the news, i'm jane wells, in baird, iowa. >> politically, a key swing state. emblematic, really, of others in
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the midwest that flipped from blue to red back in 2016 fierce battlegrounds, in 2020. steve kornacki with us, now. steve, what are we seeing in iowa >> yeah. well, shep, it doesn't get any closer than this this is the poll average in iowa r right now. biden, 47. trump, 47. a tie. it is a surprise when you go back a few months to what expectations were, it's a surprise to find iowa this close because as you mentioned, 2016, this was basically a double-digit trump victory in iowa in 2016 so initially, this was not seen as a battleground state. and one of the reasons, see all these counties right here? pay attention to these because this is what happened before trump was on the ballot in iowa. this was 2012. this is barack obama every one of those red, trump counties had been an obama county. >> it's like an overlay. >> yeah. the obama-trump voter that we have talked about. there are more counties in iowa that went obama in 2012, trump
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in 2016, than in any other state in the country it's basically one-third of the counties in the state. look at that swing, from obama winning the state by six, to trump getting it by ten points there is no state that trump flipped, in 2016, that the swing was bigger between 2012 and 2016 so, we talked so much about trump's dominant win in iowa in 2016 sometimes, we forget it was an obama state, just four years before that. >> incredible. let's go across the country and that other big, battleground, florida. 29 electoral votes and we are getting some numbers around early voting, steve. >> yeah. election day it's election month in florida it's already underway. in fact, look at that. 1.7 million ballots have already been returned in florida and here's what we are seeing. this -- these are some stark numbers. this is the percentage, by party, of what's been returned look at the advantage for democrats. they are 51% of returned ballots. 29% republican
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but it's not unexpected. the polls have been telling us democratic voters, far more than republican voters, plan to vote whether it's early, by mail. and i urge folks keep this in mind, whenever we see these early-voting numbers, remember four years ago. four years ago, democrats were winning the early-voting, mail-in voting war in florida. clinton led by six in those votes. but on election day, that left a lot of republican voters to come out on election day. they did, for trump, and he ended up carrying florida by a point. >> incredible. lots to watch in the next few weeks. steve, thanks. and tomorrow, that live town hall hosted by our own savannah guthrie with president trump that airs 8:00 eastern time on nbc, also here on cnbc, msnbc, across our digital platforms if it has a peacock or it's telemundo, it's right there. judge amy coney barrett. the final day of confirmation hearings if you see it as a bit of a political theater action, you're
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not alone. but today, we got to the part that the d.c. insiders have really been anticipating the vp candidate and senator kamala harris, the former prosecutor, herself, questioning the nominee, again but, with more time to drill down today cnbc's elon moi is live in d.c elon, did we see fireworks >> well, shep, the two of them over several fronts including on voting rights. they are clearly stating racial discrimination unfortunately still does exist but harris wanted to know what she thought about voting discrimination. >> my question, however, is do you agree with chief justice roberts, who said voting discrimination still exists, no one doubts that? >> senator harris, i will not comment on what any justice said in opinion, whether an opinion is right or wrong. or -- or endorse that proposition. >> now, harris -- now, harris,
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also, appeared to go frustrated as barrett dodged questions over climate change and environmental regulations. democrats also tried to find out where she would draw the line on the powers of the president. barrett said that no one is above the law, but she didn't go much further than that >> does a president have an absolute right to pardon himself for a crime? i mean, we -- we heard this question, after president nixon's impeachment. >> so far as i know, that question has never been litigated. that question has never risen. >> now, barrett said that her personal beliefs would not get in the way of her judgments from the bench. but still, republicans tried to hold her up as a role model for conservative women >> this is the first time, in american history, that we have nominated a woman who is unashamedly pro-life, and embraces her faith, without apology. and she's going to the court
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>> barrett is expected to be confirmed by the committee, next week and on the senate floor, shortly after that shep. >> thanks. alarming covid numbers out of yufeurope, tonight. now, the french take new measures to stop the spread. the city of lights going dark. what we're learning. and how your next lunch order could help fight climate change panera bread's newest plan but first, two different concerts, in two different cities, hit the streets. as we take a cnbc trip, coast to coast. texas. a huge fire consuming an apartment complex under construction the site, near houston, lit up, this morning crews fighting the flames from every direction. they say they got it under control, after a few hours no word on a cause georgia. lightning strikes, twice, for the atlanta braves two nights in a row, second
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baseman hits a ninth-inning homer. already a feat, in itself, but on both nights, his teammates snagged them his same teammates in the same place. the bullpen. new york the best seat to watch the philharmonic might be on a sidewalk in the bronx. the orchestra's usual lincoln center home shut down because of covid. so they're taking their music to the streets with a series of pop-up concerts. an instrumental way to bring life back to the big city. colorado you don't have to go to the big apple for a concert. live music used to fill this park every week in the summer but not in the pandemic. so the group that organized them taking the concerts mobile driving performers out to denver's underserved communities. >> it has really been exciting to see people come and show up and dance, and just really have a good time. in neighborhoods that don't normally have concerts >> reporter: and that party truck with the dj booth? organizers say that's made from
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an old fire truck. and that's a final note in this cnbc trip coast to coast diane retired and opened that pottery studio. how did you come up with all these backstories? i got help from a pro. my financial professional explained to me all the ways nationwide can help protect financial futures in peytonville. nationwide can help the greens get lifetime income because their son kyle is moving back home and could help set up a financial plan for mrs. garcia. and he explained how nationwide can help mr. paisley retire early and spend more time with his pal, peyton. and their new band. exactly! yeah. don't forget the band. i haven't.
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no relief in sight negotiations in washington are stalled, again and that's what's topping cnbc's on the money speaker pelosi and the treasury secretary mnuchin talked today, again, and again did not reach an agreement on any aid. mnuchin said getting it done before the election would be difficult. when have you heard that before? they'll talk again tomorrow, we're told starbucks putting its money where its mouth is the coffee chain outlined a plan to compensate to increasing minority representation. the goal at least 30% of its corporate employees and 40% of its retail and manufacturing employees will
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be people of color, by 2025. and staying with restaurants, is that dish spicy? vegetarian and is it climate friendly panera bread willuse menus to highlight items that have a slight carbon footprint. include broccoli cheddar soup and the mediterranean bowl oh, man. on wall street, a down day second, in a row the dow off 166. amazon closed down two and a half percent and the nasdaq, down eight-tenth of a percent all, hit hard. industrials, the top performer i'm shepard smith on cnbc. it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news the united states averaging more than 50,000 new covid cases, a day, for the first time in nearly two months. that's new data from johns hopkins. and states in the west helping
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fuel the new surge in colorado, cases hit all-time highs. montana, covid putting more people in the hospital than ever, before and utah reports active cases more than doubled over the past month. the governor there says the state is facing, what he calls, its most dire episode, yet nbc's miguel amaguer is tracking it from los angeles. miguel. >> hey, shep you named the state out west and i can pretty much guarantee you there are going to be some issues with the coronavirus. in fact, across the country, in about 36 states, the number of cases are on the rise. but as you mentioned, it's a bad situation out west here. in colorado, they are actually experiencing what they say is most likely a third wave of this pandemic, not a second wave, like much of this country may be beginning to experience right now. but a full-blown third wave. in some regions, there's not even icu beds that are open in certain cities also, in utah, the positivity rate there is at nearly 20%.
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that means about 20% of people who go for a covid test are coming back positive infected with the virus the governor there says it's a crisis situation here's what he had to say a short time ago >> most dire episode yet in this epidemic and frankly, it doesn't matter how tired we are we must, in fact -- infections at an all-time high. has put the integrity of our health care system at risk. >> here, in california, where we are home to the most coronavirus cases in the country at over 850 -- 850,000 there is some good news. the number of hospitalizations is slightly beginning to tick down so that's good news. but officials say we are, still, in the middle of a very nasty bite here. and they are also expecting a second wave to hit this state pretty soon. the state is actually asking people and families not to go trick or treating this year. they say they want them to abide
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by cdc guidelines, and to stay home, have virtual costume parties. certainly, a whole, new reality, shep, for so many people across the country. >> miguel, thanks. for context, let's turn to dr. uche blackstock. founder and ceo of the group advancing health equity. doctor, it's nice to talk to you. thank you. >> thank you for having me. >> so much talk about the big cities yet, your focus, now, on the small towns. out in the heartland >> exactly i think, you know, we are seeing a surge that i feel like could have been avoidable. and we're seeing it, as a result of multiple, small gatherings. families getting together. and -- and as -- as mentioned in the earlier segment, we definitely have to be concerned about going into halloween, thanksgiving, christmas. having more indoor gatherings and seeing hospitalizations increase, as a result. >> you know, looking at newspapers and websites, all
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over the country, today. long island, a sweet 16 party. a superspreader. a wedding, out west. a family get-together, down south. people are covid weary they want to see their people. what do you tell them? >> i know. and i -- i get it. i get it you know i wanted to see my family, too my father's in florida i haven't seen him in a very long audio titime because he's . but the fact is that we have to hold steadfast we know that masking, physical distancing, and especially as we head into the cold weather, avoiding indoor gatherings, indoor dining, gyms, it's going to really be key to getting on top of the infections. >> doctor, the -- the -- the most concerning, really, for me. and, maybe, embarrassing for our nation, is the state of the ppe. that -- that our heroes in the hospitals don't have the protection they need, after all these months knowing this was coming. have you -- i talked to lots of doctors who are telling me but have you experienced this? and do you know what the specific needs are >> yeah. no so, actually, this is -- this is
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devastating. we had six to seven months to prepare for this and unfortunately, we still have an urgent ppe shortage. >> why >> we haven't been able to mobilize domestic production of ppe. and we needed to invoke the defense-production act to ensure we have adequate n95 masks, surgical masks, disinfecting wipes. and we really are letting our health care workers down. >> you know, you look at wisconsin and iowa and all the trouble that they are having i look to my home state of mississippi, where six of the hospitals in that state are completely out of icu beds and you wonder, are those health professionals going to be protected? >> right and what we're going to see is they are going to be reusing n95 masks. n95 masks are really only supposed to be used once per patient. and now, they are using them for weeks on end we have to do better for our health care providers. we need a national strategy not just around testing, contact tracing, but also around domestic production of ppe.
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>> well, can't say it often enough dr. uche blackstock, thank you so much to you and your colleagues for all you do for us appreciate it. >> thank you. >> a state of emergency in france have you heard this? president macron has made it official starting this weekend, paris and eight other cities will be under curfew shut down, from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m france seeing daily cases spike, nearly 70% over the past ten days the new measures come just four months after the lockdown ended. >> today, italy seeing more than 7,000 new cases. that's a national-record number of infections reported in a single day it's never happened. even more concerning intensive care admissions up 13%, in the last 24 hours. and russia man. it's one of the worst-hit countries in all the world it's reporting 11,000 new cases a day every day over the past week president putin announcing a
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second covid vaccine after early-stage studies. of course, there are no published reports and no peer reviews. scientists criticized him when he did the same kind of thing with another vaccine, two months ago. the central park karen remember her she's, apparently, well, she apparently talks more than we first reported you may remember the video, in which she called the police on a black bird watcher that video went viral back in the spring well, now, you think that was something? wait till you hear this new stuff. and in japan, you can say this floating house is a high rise. don't attempt humor, smith it is a clever way to prevent flood damage it's after the break >> the facts the truth. the news with shepard smith. back in 90 seconds is the salmon wild-caught? she only eats wild caught.
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fires ravaging one of the world's tallest peaks and chaos in the streets of bangkok, as we go around the world, in 80 seconds. thailand demonstrators for democracy clashing with supporters of the monarchy in bangkok. both sides, throwing stuff and trading punches. this protestor lying hurt, on the ground, while others shield him. the democracy side, also, criticizing the king for spending too much time out of the country. tanzania these fires burning africa's tallest mountain more than 500 volunteers
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battling the flames on mt. kilimanjaro. they've slowed it down, they say. the cause? reports are that it may have been a worker warming food for tourists japan. a house that floats when the water rises. a developer came up with a concept for use in areas that flood. pretty simple, really. wires attach to the home, anchored to the ground here's the experiment. on the left, a conventional home's living room ruined on the right, the floating one, all good houses like this went on sale last month saudi arabia falcons are big business for hunting here this young one just sold for $175,000 happened at a 45-day auction for hunting birds. the club behind the sale reports it's the most ever paid for a falcon of this breed and for that kind of cash, it should fly around the world, in 80 seconds. >> what industry has covid crippled, more than travel
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the airlines are reeling, and the people who work for them are hoping for a second round of help from congress it hasn't come tens of thousands are, already, laid off hundreds of thousands, more, in and around that industry could go soon. it is a crisis that's the subject of a documentary that appears right after this newscast, here, on cnbc. here's a preview in the early light of dawn, new york's la guardia airport is waking up. it's a major economic engine of the city that relies on a central workforce to keep things moving tsa agents are among the first to take their places. >> good morning. just going to go over the afternoon shift brief real quick. >> i think the job we are actually doing is very critical. whatever the situation is, we'll definitely work through it, in a positive way >> reporter: but these days, mornings have been starting a little differently around the airport. temperature checks, masks, and hand sanitizers, are now as
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routine as clocking in. >> monday/tuesday pre-check. everyone else, head over. >> new york city one of the nation's original covid-19 hot spots, shut down in late march the majority of the country, soon, followed and with most customers too frightened to fly, airports were all but closed today, they're fighting to recover. la guardia sort of, my home-base airport. haven't been in a commercial airport since, well, before the pandemic and kind of apprehensive you know like, what is this place, that i know so well, going to be like now? i have an idea but about to find out. an american airport is like a city, unto itself. la guardia, alone, provides 15,000 jobs to local workers
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>> i'm a new yorker. you know, working at la guardia, it's always been something i want to do. >> i am a customer service rep at la guardia airport. i've been with the company for 22 years thank you so much. >> i'm here 30 years never, ever, ever have i seen anything like now. >> nobody has. we call them essential workers because they are essential they fix engines they land planes they clean bathrooms and then, there's all of the industry around them tonight, you'll meet a cab driver, who lives with his wife and kids in an apartment in queens, with his brother and his wife and their kids in an apartment in queens. one of 'em died. coronavirus killed them. their community is ravaged, and he is screaming red, white, and blue i love america and the american way, and i'm hanging on because this is the land of the free it was really inspiring. people hit so hard, inspiring.
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you know, washington gave the airlines a round of relief this past spring. that money is long gone. they are calling it a negotiation, now, on a second round. but it's going nowhere and in the meantime, tens of thousands of workers are furloughed meaning, they're not getting a job -- check again, it's shepard smith reports, air travel in turmoil and it premieres right after this newscast. the live airing. and then, you will see it a few more times, here, on cnbc. it's the latest scam, now, hitting home buyers. you're ready to buy a house, right? then, suddenly, the down payment, gone! >> every time we sent an e-mail, we were communicating with the criminals. >> how the hackers pull it off, and how you can spot them, no matter what you're buying. video? here it is plus, no littering and everybody must come in peace. new rules to follow, on the surface of the moon. mutual.
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karen. remember that confrontation in central park the central park karen, everybody called her the white woman walking her dog and the black man who told her to put a leash on it video of their run-in went viral. and here it is new details today at the woman's arraignment. prosecutors say she called police on the birdwatcher, not once, but twice. this is all new. they say, the second time, she lied and said he tried to assault her. amy cooper is the name she is charged with filing a false police report. prosecutors say they are trying to work out a plea deal. the american dream you find a house in your budget. place you like it's inspected the owners accept your bid you wire the money and poof! the money is gone. it's a real-life nightmare happening, now, to thousands of americans, as they prepare to buy a new home money meant for the closing, hijacked the fbi telling us scammers took more than, get this, $220
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million, this year much of it, diverted to china and gone forever the investigation. from cnbc's andrea day. >> it really was a dream house and it kind of ticked all the boxes. >> it seemed too good to be true, almost exactly what we wanted >> reporter: with lots of space for the kids and miles of trails to explore in back, aaron and lindsey fisher said yes to the $1.4 million house in petaluma, california, and quickly put down a deposit. >> everything kind of just came together >> reporter: and right before closing, they wired the final payment from their account at bank of america. >> $921,235.10. >> but this call from the mortgage company. >> aaron, where did you wire the money? i said i wired the money to wells fargo. aaron, we don't have a wells fargo account. you need to call your bank, immediately. and then, i called lindsey and i
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said we've been robbed >> reporter: the fishers were hit with real estate wire fraud. here's how it goes down. the home buyer, in this case, the fishers, is having a legitimate e-mail conversation with a real estate agent, attorney, or someone from the mortgage or title company. that's when the scammer, secretly, hacks into the conversation and starts e-mailing from an address that looks like a real player in the deal. >> all of us thought we were communicating with each other. and every time we sent an e-mail, we were communicating with the criminals >> reporter: and he had no idea the criminals were about to go in for the kill. using that fake e-mail address to send wiring instructions, that look real the cash fisher thought he wired to the mortgage company got diverted, instead, to this mysterious, wells fargo account number. >> they stole a lot of financial security from us. >> i haven't allowed myself to feel too upset but it is -- i was really excited.
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>> here's what we have uncovered about their stolen cash. in those bogus wiring instructions, fisher was told to send the cash to wells fargo it was a real account number but the name was totally made up schloss schlossberg and associate llc. a major red flag and the fact that neither bank of america or wells fargo ever verified because there is no federal law that says they have to so what was the real name on the account? wells fargo tells us we cannot discuss information about our customers or their accounts, due to customer privacy. >> the money went from bank of america to wells fargo from wells fargo, back to bank of america and then, out to a chinese construction corporation >> reporter: we confirmed with a source close to the case, the money that should have gone to the mortgage company, made its way across the globe ultimately, landing in china which is where the fbi says money stolen, in this type of fraud, often, ends up.
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and that, usually, means the money is gone forever. and, shep, we actually have a happy update for you the fishers wound up getting all their money back most people aren't as lucky. now, bank of america tells us, by acting quickly, the bank was able to claw back all of that cash luckily, their dream home, get this, was still on the market. so the fishers bought it, again. but this time, they used one of these. remember these those old-fashioned checks. >> cashier's check. >> and by the way, shep, it's not -- it's not just houses. this scam can happen when wiring money for just about anything. shep. >> what do people do to keep this from happening to them, andrea >> well, shep, just knowing that this can happen, that's the best start. that's a great start, right there. and experts say look closely at those e-mails. make sure every letter in the sender's address is what it should be. you look for things like an extra period in the address or a letter, like a g replaced with a q. and also, if some -- somebody
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e-mails you, late in the game, wanting to change all those wiring details, that's a major, red flag you have to stop right there, get on the phone, confirm every detail, before you wire any money. shep. >> i'll say. andrea day, thanks so much historic, final mission. a record-setting voyage may mark the end of an era for nasa the big bucks nasa will stop shelling out to one nation, next diane retired and opened that pottery studio.
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an historic space mission could be the last of its kind. this russian spacecraft, with an american astronaut on board, landing safely today at the international space station. nasa says it was a
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record-breaking 3 hour and 3 minute voyage. the fastest trip, ever richard engel now, on why we may never see a mission like this one, again >> reporter: this could be the end of an era. early, this morning, a russian rocket blasted off, carrying an american astronaut, from a launch site in remote kazakhstan it's the last, scheduled time the united states will pay russia for a ride into space the mission carries astronaut kate rubins, and two russian cosmonauts for a six-month rotation on the international space station, which has been in continual service for 20 years >> there's one of the most incredible engineering achievements in history. >> it's rubin's second time traveling to the station. >> so i wanted to be an astronaut, ever since i was a little kid. >> also, a virologist by training, rubins will continue research she started in 2016 on bioengineering in space. but this flight is likely the
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end of a chapter in the long history of cooperation and competition with russia. the soviet union won the first round of the space race. sending up the first man, cosmonaut yuri gagaran the u.s. then saw and raised the bet with the moon landing. but after the united states suspended the shuttle program, in 2011, america has relied on russian lift and for big bucks this seat cost $90 million now, u.s. companies, boeing and spacex, are expected to step in. after spacex's successful mission and splashdown, in august. >> splashdown. >> and spacex is scheduled for the next mission, and plans to take three astronauts up to the space station in november. shep. >> richard, thanks more space news, now nasa wants astronauts to behave themselves on the moon
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check out some of the rules laid out for the new moon landing program. they dubbed it the artemis accords. no fighting, no littering, no trespassing. eight countries so far on the coalition, russia and china not among them but nasa expects other countries to join the effort the goal here, send astronauts, including the first woman. covid cases on the rise in 44 u.s. states some doctors are sounding the alarm, now, that ppe is running short. the gowns. the face masks the gloves that keep them safe during the pandemic. presidential debate, cancelled. but we will have dueling town halls, at the same time, on different tv networks, tomorrow night. joe biden will be on abc, while president trump will do a town hall with savannah guthrie hosting from florida, on multiple platforms, including here, on cnbc. and amy coney barrett on track
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to become a supreme court justice, after three long days of confirmation hearings during questioning, the conservative judge steered clear of saying how she'd rule on some key issues, including abortion rights, voting rights, and the affordable care act. and now, you know the news for this wednesday, october 14, 2020, i'm shepard smith. reporting, next, on our troubles in the skies it's hard to imagine modern society without a healthy aviation system. but that system, that survived the attacks of 9/11 and the great recession, has never taken a body blow like this pandemic >> you think there might be a major u.s. carrier that just has to go out of business? >> because there are fewer flights, they need fewer


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