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lives versus livelihood. coronavirus cases climb throughout the country. in just hours, we're expecting the worst jobs report in american history. people simply want to feed their families. and later, arrests in the killing of a young unarmed blackman shot while jogging in georgia. why his death is only now getting attention months after it happened. the victim's sister speaks with cnn.
live from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, welcome to our viewers here in atlanta. i'm natalie allen. "cnn newsroom" starts now. and thank you again for joining us. paychecks versus pandemic. that is the difficult choice now facing millions of american workers who have been without income for weeks. for them, staying at home just isn't an option anymore. >> we didn't get no unemployment. basically we're just starving. look at our bills, our kids, our family. i just want to go back to work. >> the latest u.s. jobless
figures come out in just a few hours. the country is bracing for a level of unemployment not seen since the 1930s and the great depression all because of the pandemic. even as more new cases and deaths rise in some areas, the push is on for states to reopen though as quickly as possible. just don't look for updated safety guidance from washington. the trump administration has turned down the latest recommendations for reopening from government officials. the white house called them too stringent. u.s. president trump said he wants the u.s. back where it was three months ago when the virus was still a distant threat. experts say that is unlikely. still, dozens of states are trying to get their economies restarted. we get the latest from cnn's nick watt in los angeles.
>> reporter: in three forks, monta montana, this morning kids walk back into school. >> we have six foot distancing on the playground so they can play games and stay away from each other. >> montana hasn't suffered as much as most. bodies being stored frozen in trucks in new york city, our epicenter, waiting for overwhelmed funeral directors to catch up. >> if you are going through hell, keep going and that's what we're doing. we're going through hell but what we're doing is working so we're going to keep going. >> reporter: going slow on reopening even though new york's new case counts are falling. daily new case counts continue to climb in 19 states. still, every one of them among the 44 that will begin to reopen by this weekend. in texas cases climbing but hair cuts are happening.
a salon owner jailed for operating under lockdown. the trail blazers practice facility will open. that's okay. up to 4 players can train solo at any one time as long as local restrictions are followed. there are different detailed directions in different places. >> restaurants outside only. you're 90 than outside. >> more than 33 million americans have now lost their jobs during the pandemic. depression era numbers. others have worked on and paid a price. a meat packing worker in colorado couldn't afford to quit, now she's infected and fighting for her life. three of the country's biggest pork processing plants. they're working on keeping workers safe. >> i don't think the economy kicks into any kind of gear
until we get a vaccine until everyone feels comfortable. even then it will take several years to get those jobs back. >> reporter: the fda did approve another potential vaccine moving into phase two testing. more than 100 in several stages of development. it needs to be safe, it needs to work, you can only rush so much. >> i think we're talking about getting through the end of the year and into early next year before we would have a definitive answer. >> reporter: here in los angeles they are going to follow california timetable and begin to reopen friday, just baby golf courses, everybody has to wear a mask. now san francisco said they need a little bit more time. they probably won't even start for another ten days. nick watt, cnn, los angeles. >> so let's zero in on the
crushing blow this pandemic is dealing to u.s. workers. millions of initial jobless claims are being filed each week. the numbers since mid march are staggering with one in five american work jeers filing for unemployment payment. 3.2 million claims were filed just last week bringing the total to 32 million. the economic fallout has been swift and crushing and for the truly unemployed, getting food on the table can be crushing. kyung lah shows us. >> it is hard, emotionally, financially. everything. our life has changed 180 degrees. >> reporter: it happened overnight? >> overnight. >> reporter: armaan sarian tells the story you hear at food banks
across america, he pulled up for free food in his bmw. coronavirus hit his laiks printing shop. are you scared? >> yes, but as a household of the family, i don't show it. i have two teenagers to raise up. they can to keep up the good spirit but we're all scared. >> reporter: the lines of the needy all harken back to the darkest time of america's economy, the great depression. this touches millions upon millions. entire industries halted like air travel. >> i miss you. >> reporter: i miss you. >> reporter: cruise ships. tourism. retail and restaurants. from las vegas to main streets across the country gutting jobs. >> five fingers. 20% is 1 out of 5. 1 out of 5 people in the united states who wants to be working
is no longer working. >> reporter: but there is a difference with today's economy. >> we know exactly what's causing the job loss. in the great depression people understood there wasn't enough money but they didn't really understand why. >> reporter: a vaccine arks medical break through could put this father back to work. >> reporter: have you had to do anything like this before? >> no. this is the first time for me. >> reporter: he's a writer. the entertainment industry suddenly stopped. driving up with his son, he said he wanted to talk in support of the l.a. regional food bank but only if we didn't use his name. >> i think it's difficult for a lot of us to try and maintain some dignity. once you realize you're not going back to work, it's pretty heartbreaking. the lines at all of these
food banks do tell the story. u.s. government april jobs report is due out in the coming hours and it is expected to paint a very bleak picture. that's at odds with the rosie economic outlook president trump is tweeting. >> it's going to coming back very, very strong and it's going to be a lot sooner than anybody would understand. >> we will know the true picture in a matter of hours. chief business correspondent christine romans will join me later in the show to discuss what it means. >> reporter: there are deeply worrying signs across the atlant atlantic. the u.k. is ready for the worst crash in more than 300 years. the bank of england said the country's gdp could shrink by 14%, a dip that has not been seen since, get this, 1706. that's several years before the term prime minister even existed in england, but for all the
gloom the bank is hoping for a swift recovery in 2021. we sure hope so. just how safe president trump and his top aids might be from the virus is in question now after one of the president's staffers tested positive. the president is playing down the threat but as cnn's jim acosta reports, the number of times he's getting tested is going up. >> reporter: for president trump the pandemic just hit home as in the white house. one of his military valets have tested positive for coronavirus. the president says it's no big deal. >> know who he is, good person. mike has had very little contact with him. but mike was tested and i was tested. we were both tested. yeah, it's a little bit strange but it's one of those things. >> reporter: the potential for the virus to spread around the white house does exist. white house officials say few aids to the president wear masks
around the west wing just as the president decided to forego putting on one during a factory tour in arizona. >> i don't want to wear one. i think wearing a facemask as a great president, prime minister, kings, queens, somehow i don't see it for myself. i just don't. >> one white house official said he's a unique individual can't be seen walking around wearing a mask. another close advisor pointed at the press. >> i think if anybody should start wearing masks in showing more respects, it should be the media. he and aides around him are routinely tested for the virus. the director of the national institutes of health says one of the tests used by the white house has a notable false negative rate. >> it has about a 15% false negative rate. if you're in a circumstance where you really, really don't want to miss a diagnosis of somebody who's already carrying the virus, you'd like to have
something that has a higher sensitivity than that, and i know they're working on how to make that happen. >> reporter: as for restarting the economy, the white house is rejecting guidelines. the coronavirus task force is issuing overly specific instructions that the cdc leadership never cleared. guidance in rural, ten be see, shouldn't be the same guidance for urban new york city. >> i find it very concerning, you don't want to get into a situation where public health and public health science is set up as the enemy of restarting the economy. >> reporter: the economy could use a shot in the arm after 3.2 million people filed unemployment claims last week making for a stun 3g 3.5 million since last march. >> he was an innocent man. >> reporter: the president is welcoming a distraction after they dropped charges against michael flynn who had pleaded
guilty to lying to federal investigators. the president view mrs. flynn as an innocent man. the president signaled what was coming last week. >> when i looked at what they did to him, they tormented him, the cops. tore meanted general flynn because he's in the process of being exonerated. >> reporter: as for taking precautions here at the white house, the president will be receiving the coronavirus test on a daily basis, the same for the vice president. that is a major change for the white house. it provides a stark contrast with what many americans have experienced across the country, it's sometimes difficult to get tested. jim acosta, cnn, the white house. health experts say a key component to reopening any community is adequate, reliable testing. that's simple enough. some of the testing that's critical in the u.s. isn't
living up to the hype. cnn's drew give fin has been investigating. >> reporter: the antibody test, a blood test that can tell whether someone has covid-19 even without symptoms has been so important. president trump last month announced the test would be a major decision maker in getting america back to work. >> we're also working to bring blood-based serology tests back to the market so americans can determine whether or not they've already had the virus and potentially have immunity. >> reporter: but as millions of antibody tests are being shipped across the country, a cnn analysis finds there's no coordinated effort by the federal government to track the full number or all the raw data. like other members of the coronavirus, an antibody test has been confusing, a mix of false starts, changing rules and no coherent plan for states to
report results. >> what usually works, data is fed into the state health departments and they will funnel to the cdc. >> reporter: many states aren't collecting any antibody testing data. of the 41 state health departments that responded to cnn's questions, only 22 states said they are currently collecting some data on antibody testing and only california, new york, louisiana said they require it. >> one of the problems has been that the -- a lot of the tests that have been given temporary authorization turn out to be not very accurate. >> reporter: as cnn has reported in its rush to jump start antibody testing, in march the fda allowed the tests to be sold without any review and many inaccurate tests flooded the market. now they require test makers to prove they work like
oregon's health department said antibody testing data are of dubious reliability. several states like vermont say the tests are not accurate enough to use them for any public planning. >> there are a couple of reasons we want to know who has had this virus. the first is to figure out where we are on the epidemic curve and that has important implications for policies like whether we're going back to work or going to reopen schools. >> reporter: the cdc is only collecting data from some states but it's doing sero prevalent surveys. collecting blood samples that were originally used for other purposes, like routine cholesterol tests and performing testing to look for anti bodies in the blood sample. now real number of people who have been infected with covid in the u.s. is still unknown. >> saying 1.2 million people have been infected is almost certainly a vast under estimate. the problem is we don't know if that number is 10 times more, 20
times more and by having widespread antibody testing, that would give us a better idea. next here, how funeral homes are ensuring dignity in death in one of the places hid hardest by death. it makes me want to be better. it changes your perspective. it makes you a different person. see what listening to audible can do for you. i got this mountain bike for
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the british government is set to give an update on the u.k. lockdown. the prime minister is set to address the country on sunday. the foreign secretary said any next step would be modest and incremental. there are still major concerns over why the u.k. has missed its target of 100,000 daily tests for a fifth day in a row. more than 30,000 people in the united kingdom have died due to covid-19. there is an impossible scale of grief in the covid crisis. so much death. so many challenges for funeral homeworkers who deal with the victims and their families with dignity and respect. phil black has this story from the united kingdom.
buy all know this is a time of death, of loss so great it's difficult to comprehend. tony oxley knows what it means, the numbers of people dying. their faces, their family's grief. >> i was called out last night to a dear old gentleman. it was his wife of many years had passed away. >> reporter: tony's job is collecting and moving bodies. he's never been busier. >> challenging but i love it. i haven't had a day off since it started. >> reporter: tony works a patch of territory along england's southern coast. the job has become a constant race. around the clock chasing covid-19's relentless body count. >> the day's changed where we're
going to go collect some deceased. >> reporter: the phone rings, tony moves dashing between hospitals, private homes. >> collected an elderly lady from a nursing home and have to bring her here. have to move on to another nursing home where somebody else has passed away. >> reporter: so many people are dying in this area there aren't enough places to store them so tony's job now includes shuffling bodies between funeral directors with spare capacity. but it's not only the vast numbers challenging those who are trying to ensure dignity in death. these funeral workers in london follow muslim tradition. it's an intimate, deeply respectful process, washing and wrapping each person before bury el. safety is now a key concern. everybody must be treated as a potential covid-19 risk.
isa assan has been a funeral director for 19 years. he says he's needed all of his experience to endure this pandemic. >> that's the closest we've got to experiencing something like this in our lifetime. >> reporter: this day brings isa a new professional and emotional challenge. >> there's a request of a very small baby passing away. i need some paperwork. >> reporter: a small stillborn baby and the baby's mother. both victims of covid-19. once collected, they lie side by side in the van. the baby in the adult-size coffin. >> very sad. i've never experienced that one ever in my life. >> reporter: isa wasn't prepared for this. >> it's a tough challenge. it's a tough one. even for me, it's very, very
tough. very painful. >> reporter: later isa arranges another special request. his hearse is driving by their staff. they're clapping for another covid-19 victim. only a close few can attend his funeral. they must stand apart to pray and can only approach his grave one at a time. when the ambulance came for abdul, his family didn't know it was the last time they would see him. >> tell me what it's like to lose a brother this way. >> oh, it's like losing a brother, you lose half of you. you lose half of you. >> reporter: in this time of death most of us are shielded from its awful reality. what those numbers really mean. while around us a committed operation strives beyond its
and welcome back to our viewers here in the u.s. and around the world. i'm natalie allen. you're watching "cnn newsroom." the trump white house has rejected detailed new instructions for reopening the country safely calling them too stringe stringent. one member of the coronavirus task force says the new recommendations aren't dead, they're just being revised. >> it was more about
simplification to make sure the american health officials understand the guidelines and then really working on a whole area on surveillance for asymptomatic individuals. that was a very new element that we felt very strongly had to be included because of the ever increasing evidence of asymptomatic spread. >> the coronavirus has killed more than 75,000 people in the u.s. and almost 270,000 worldwide. the first known u.s. death attributed to covid-19 is believed to have occurred in washington state. the state's total death toll is still fewer than 1,000 according to johns hopkins. sara sidner talks with officials there about what they did right. >> reporter: this e.r. in suburban seattle was in the first epicenter of the outbreak.
describe what that was like. >> it was a little chaotic. >> reporter: two months later it's a symbol of how to contain the virus. washington state has less than 1,000 covid deaths while densely populated new york has more than 25,000. >> we're down to probably 10 to 15% of what we werein the peak. >> reporter: washington state beat the peak by a discovery by dr. francis redo. in february he tested two patients with no connection to infected countries, both came back positive. what did you think? >> it was a moment of recognition realizing that now everything had changed. >> reporter: then the first known covid-19 death in america occurred here. washington governor jay inchesly took immediate action. >> id declared emergency. this was an all points bulletin. >> reporter: three days after we were here. there was a noticeable emptying of the streets. that's because the tech giants
headquartered here in washington like amazon and microsoft urged all their employees who could to stay home before any order. that was not by chance accord to go seattle's mayor. >> we include them in our plans and conversations from the beginning. the data is very clear. that first phase of having people telecommute and not come downtown really started breaking the back of the virus. >> reporter: the governor then banned gatherings of 250 and more, ordered schools closed, restaurants and bars. why not say, all right, we're closing everything down right away? >> if you're going to lead a parade, you have to make sure someone is behind you, and if you go too fast and the public is unwilling to accept, then you've lost your connection to your community. >> reporter: it's a page right out of the cdc's pandemic handbook on communication. finally the stay at home order came. we watched boards go up over businesses and now two months later those boards beautified by
artists commissioned to remind the public the city is not down and out, just on a break. the world's most famous coffee shop, a seattle original, is no longer drive through only. the state's largest private employer boeing slowly taking off and cutting its work force. empty family parks playgrounds again. construction back in business. washington went from number one in u.s. covid-19 deaths to 18th. still, there's a slow march to reopening here. >> the pace of that will be dictated by the data. it will be based on what we learn every day. this is very important because as we move away from the blunt instrument of social distancing towards the smart weapon of testing, contact tracing and isolation, we have to have that capability up and running. >> reporter: one thing governor insley isn't being praised for is the nursing home at the center of a deadly outbreak went more than a week without any government hands on help.
should you have stepped in? >> this corporation had a responsibility for the medical care of their patients. we couldn't just walk in on day one without some coordination with them to really understand the circumstance. >> reporter: but just like hospitals, it was struggling to get testing and worrying about securing protective equipment. >> we did not have enough ppe for nurses in many facilities and still don't. >> reporter: the governor very clear without a massive amount of ppe, the ramp up of testing in his state cannot fully reopen. to give you some idea of what's happening now, this is height place market. what we're seeing is that businesses, some of them who have been allowed to be open like fruit and vegetable sellers, they've been open but they haven't had as many people coming in. now we're seeing more people showing up as they try and help the economy reopen as well. sara sidner, cnn, seattle. some retail stores in
california will be allowed to reopen in the coming hours. the governor says they will be able to provide curbside pickup and deliveries. cnn's dan simon reports some counties are defying the state's stay at home orders. >> reporter: marsha miller has owned this hair salon for 35 years. on monday they reopened it. >> i cried through the whole thing because i was so happy and it turned around on me. >> reporter: it has been an emotional whiplash because the next day they said she needed to close back up and not doing so could jeopardize her license. still, miller is staying open. >> we haven't gotten a paycheck in six weeks. we haven't got unemployment. what are we supposed to do. >> reporter: emotionally it's been hard this past week. watching my mom who -- this is her life, you know? i took it on as my life a handful of years ago.
for us it's emotional. it's emotional for our staff because now they feel conflicted to support us but they are scared. >> reporter: what you're witnessing is a tug of war going on right now between rural california ae reported only 50 positive cases of the virus. its leaders decided it was safe for some businesses to reopen in defiance of newsom's stay at home orders. >> they put the businesses at risk and the health of their communities. >> reporter: restaurants have dine-in customers, it's an image you won't see in other parts of the state. >> these little mom and pop businesses, they have to open up in order to be able to survive. >> reporter: linda's soda bar and grill in downtown yuma city is a staple. >> it's like christmas morning. so, yeah, they were thrilled that they could come back in and see their friends they haven't seen for a while. >> reporter: restaurants, too, are putting themselves at risk
in defiance of the governor. the state abc, alcohol beverage control, is informing restaurants they could face disciplinary proceedings like losing their alcohol license. >> i consider the red coats showed up. >> it's crippling to our business if we lose our license. we wouldn't have a sports bar. we wouldn't have one. >> reporter: you said you need to shut down? >> we shut down. >> reporter: state regulators are sympathetic to the plight of the businesses and this is a warning and they need to decide if they are going to stay open. dan simon, cnn. the coronavirus could kill an extra 75,000 people in the u.s. but not in the way you might think. experts from the health care group well-being trust, that's their name, say they're worried people could die from what they're talking about, deaths
from despair. drug over doses, alcohol, stress from isolation and uncertainty. they're urging officials to bolster mental health services to aid those who have lost their jobs or are lonely and depressed. disturbing video leaked tuesday showing the death of a jogger in south georgia. a public outcry erupted and now charges filed and arrests made. we'll have the story coming up here. plus, muted ceremonies taking place in europe to mark 75 years since the end of world war ii. we'll be live in paris. the biggest week in television is almost here.
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we will show you. 25-year-old ahmed arbery was shot outside of his house in florida. he was simply jogging. two white men, 64-year-old gregory mcmichael and his 34-year-old son travis are being held on charges of aggravated assault and murder. a police report quotes one of them saying he thought arbery looked like a burglary suspect. the case burst to national prominence tuesday when this disturbing video was leaked. it shows a physical confrontation and arbery's death. there have been protests since the video went public. celebrities and high profile figures condemned the young man's death. georgia's governor promises a thorough investigation. >> earlier this week i watched a video depicting mr. arbery's last moments alive. i can tell you it's absolutely
horrific and georgians deserve answers. i have full confidence in vick reynolds and the georgia bureau of investigation. i know they will be working around the clock to thoroughly and independently investigate mr. arbery's death to find the truth. >> ahmuod arbery's sister spoke with chris cuomo. she says her family is numb. >> there's a relief. this has been a long run. it has been a long time. feels like it's been a long time. this day was a turning point in recovering my brother's case and getting justice for him. we're relieved and happy. >> did your family ever say, don't run in that neighborhood? that's not our neighborhood? i know it has all kinds of
overtones. the way he was treated as not belonging there seems like a suggestion. what do you know about that? did your parents ever say anything to him like be careful? >> no, because we are five miles away from that neighborhood. in that i sense, that was our neighborhood. >> how long would he run? how far would he go? >> maybe five miles, six miles. >> how has your family taken this? >> it's been a numbing state for the family because we haven't been able to breathe and in a constant fight mode because we're trying to seek justice for our brother. >> why do you think this happened, jasmine? >> i believe it was a hate crime. >> how so?
>> it was one black guy and three white guys. my brother was jogging. >> how does that make you feel, that that might have been what took your brother's life? >> as if his life wasn't respected. >> what do you want for him? >> we want justice. we're seeking justice. >> what does that look like? >> getting consequences. this whole situation is senseless. it could have been avoided. our brother's supposed to be here. his birthday is tomorrow. >> that interview was conducted a few hours ago. today, friday, would have been her brother's 26th birthday. the coronavirus is over shadowing a major celebration. it marks 75 years since nazi
germany surrendered to the allies marking the end of world war ii. european leaders are taking part in muted celebrations. boris johnson there paying his respects at the grave of the unknown warrior in westminster abby. he said the fight against coronavirus requires the same spirit of national endeavor as the fight against the nazis. in paris french president emmanuel macron is laying a wreath at the statue of general degault in paris and he will visit the tomb of the unknown soldier as well like boris johnso johns johnson. cnn's reporter is there as well. >> reporter: that's right. an important anniversary, and
one that would have been marked differently than it will do today. it is a beautiful day here in paris. we're expecting the french president to make his way up which had been entirely closed off. the quiet up here is r muted celebrations of a significant anniversary, in london, in berlin, paris. closed ceremonies and yet that sense that it is the very courage of those who took on the nazis in 1945. have a listen to what the british prime minister had to say. >> the countries are now among our closest friends. we have enjoyed 75 years of peace. we're engaging in a new struggle against the coronavirus which
demands the same spirit of national endeavor. >> reporter: now for so many of these european capitals remain closed off today and for the next few days we're going to hear more about the united kingdom's gradual plans for reopening from sunday. here in paris we will see a reopening of the country to a limited extent from monday since that is when the country's stay at home order has been in place. that begins to lift on monday with a gradual return to everyday life with important restrictions in place like the ones we've seen still in italy and spain. the question is how much they will weigh on the economies as they seek to get something back to normal and, natalie, the crucial thing is going to be keeping an eye on the covid-19. they have seen the numbers improve with the number of people in icu units going down,
for instance here in france. the question is, as people get back to their lives as normal, even with some of those restrictions, with many more people out in the streets in cities like here in paris, will the numbers rise? in france they will not hesitate to issue another stay at home order. emmanuel macron here. he's making his way up. very quiet. the only people who are out are the policemen. he's with just a few dignitaries where he'll be laying a wreath. >> and he's doing that right now. let's just listen in for a few seconds. ♪ ♪
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going back to normal since the pandemic broke out except for one thing, the political situation there. it is now heating up. our kristie lu stout is there. >> reporter: there are signs of almost normal life here in hong kong after the city has reported two weeks of zero infections. government employees and private sector employees have returned. hong kong was never under any full lockdown. when the virus hit in january, people knew what to do because of the memory of sars. people stayed home. schools were closed. people bought and demanded masks. four months on strict social
distancing guidelines are easing. hong kong's top leader carri carrie lam says social gatherings of up to eight people are allowed. bars, cinemas, gyms are reopening. tight border restrictions will remain to isolate any imported cases. on the streets there is still a lot of anger directed at the hong kong government, especially after the recent wave of arrests of 15 high profile democracy activists in a single day. after the 2019 hong kong protests, police are not taking any chances. on labor day i saw them patrolling a shopping district. it was a surreal scene. as hong kong reopens, this is a new reality. kristie lu stout, cnn. jetblue airlines found a big way to say thank you to health care workers and first responders in new york city by doing a three plane flyover on
thursday evening. the airline used three new york city themed planes that says i love ny, nypd, and fdny. jetting across the city's iconic skyline at about 2,000 feet. it's also donating round trip flight certificates to 10,000 health care workers. way to go, jetblue. okay. so in addition to sunglasses and sunscreen, there are some new precautions for tourists when they finally return to greece's most popular island. the owner of the beach bar has placed plexiglass barriers around the lounge chairs to keep people physically distant. it is a reaction of course to the covid crisis which has slashed advanced bookings here by more than half. the bar owner doesn't like the screens but says he'll do whatever it takes to bring the customers back. he hopes to be back in business
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