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the state and city have been shut since the pandemic. the nypd says they removed everyone and shut the building down. ai'm rosa flores in miami beach where they plan to reopen tomorrow morning, both cities allows retail stores to open at 50% capacity. barber shops will also reopen, restrictions will apply. restaurants will not reopen until next week. the city of miami will also reopen 26 parks for walking, jogging, cycling. in miami beach museums will reopen at 50% with harsh sanitizer. the area's popular beaches remain closed. i'm stephanie elam. california is growing an army of contact traitors. they plan on having 13,000 by the end of the month. they're training current state
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and county employees to call people who have tested positive for covid-19. and they'll call the people who they have been around and make sure all people can isolate and quanti quarantine as necessary. i'm brianna keilar, this is cnn's special coverage of the pandemic, as all 50 states reopen more than 90,000 americans have lost their lives. cases in the u.s. have surpaused 1.5 million. still, new york's governor driving home today that the drastic measures are working. >> in long island we're losing about 100 residents we are day. we're now down to about 13 per day. when someone asks why did we go
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through all this pain for two months, three months? because we saved lives. that's why. we saved lives. if we didn't do what we did, that number of 100 per day would have kept going up. that's why we did what we did. did it work? you're darn right it worked. we have saved many, many lives. you look at the curve in new york city versus the rest of the nation, we're going down. also today the treasury secretary warning lawmakers of permanent damage if the economy does not reopen, about you pushing back on suggestions that the federal government is will to risk lives to boost -- but first to the latest on the nation reopening. the big picture shown the country brown doane. about a third of the cases are seeing cases go down, a third
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seeing no change, and a trend of more infections. erica hill is joining mess now. states are starting to reopen. people are trying to make summer plans and we have new details that they should take canada off their destination list as well? >> reporter: possibly. what we heard today is the the border will remain closed for all nonessential travel. canadian prime minister justin trudeau said, listen, it could be when we reopen the border there may also be temperature checks. there may be other measures in place for visitors coming from the u.s. that of course is a way out. so many people trying to plan for the summer, especially when it comes to their children. whether child care reopened -- >> erica, i'm so sorry. let's listen to donald trump live on capitol hill. >> we're doing very well in
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every way. do you have any questions? [ inaudible question ] what do you have in response? >> i don't respond to her. she's a waste of time. [ inaudible question ] >> we have a lot of priors. it's for the country, bringing it back. i use the expression transition to greatness you see what's going on? the states are opening up, numbers are going down. look at georgia, florida, others. we have states opening up, and the numbers are going down, but it's a transition to greatness. it's the third quarter going into the fourth quarter. i think the fourth quarter will be really good, but i think above all, next year you're going to have a tremendous year. with all of that being said, to lose lives over this that could have been stopped by china, it should have been stopped by china, it's terrible, that a
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thing like this could have happened to the world. long beyond us, we're going to lose millions of people. the whole world is being affected by this. it's a terrible thing. a terrible, terrible thing. >> reporter: the fda warned that hydroxychloroquine could have deleterious side effects. >> yeah, yeah. >> reporter: why do you promote the use of this drug when you're not a doctor and you come out -- >> well, i have worked with doctors. if you look at the one survey, the only bad survey that were being given to people in bad shape, they were very old, almost dead. it was a trump enemy statement. now, if you look at some of the reports that came out from italy, that came out from france, that came out from others, a lot of our frontline workers take it, because it possibly -- and i think it does, but people will have to make up their own mind, plus it doesn't hurt people. it's been out on the market for
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60, 65 years. i think it gives you a different level of safety, but many frontline workers won't go through unless they have the high hydroxy. so if it was somebody else other than me, people would say, gee, isn't it smart? we are working on a lot of other things. the great medical companies that we have, if you look at what they're doing therapeutically curewise and the vaccine itself. the vaccine i think is less important that some of the things they're working on. they're working on a cure and we have more than one doing it, they're working on therapeutics, and they're working on a vaccine. there's been really tremendous progress. >> reporter: have you talked to senators as much about the -- so their concerns will -- >> yeah, they have a lot of
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views on fisa. i purposely said to mitch, go do what you want. but nobody's been abused by fisa like the president of the united states, because what the democrats did and the dirty cops -- they're dirty cops. the fbi people are great. you go in there, i bet they like donald trump, but at the top of the fbi they were dirty cops, crooked, bad people. nobody has been abused more than trump. but you look at general flynn, so many others -- not just us. look at so many others. look at how they have abused fisa. so i will be studying it very much, but the fisa process has gone awry. it was used by very dishonest people. it was used illegally. frankly, the judges on the fisa court should do something about it. maybe they will. >> reporter: -- senators responded on the flynn case -- >> on the swing states, you
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said? >> reporter: no, on the flynn case. >> general flynn is a man of great respect. i was with general mill milley, asked him, do you know general flynn? he said, yes, i do, he's a fine man and a great general. general flynn was treated illegally. these people, they broke the law. they broke the law. what they have done to general flynn should never have happened. what they have done to the presidency and what they want done to this country can never be allowed to happen again to our country. despite all of that has been done, everything that's been done, we've had weft greatest presidencies. mitch, i think we can say it with asurety, nobody has accomplished what we have accomplished in a relatively short period, a three-year period of time, nobody has been able to do that. when you look at rebuilding our military, regulations at a level that nobody has come close to,
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we have cut regulations. the biggest tax increase in history, all of the things we have done in health care, with the individual mandate, with preexisting conditions, nobody has done anywhere close to what we have done, but despite that, if you look, despite an illegal witch-hunt, and that's what it was -- it was a hoax and a witch-hunt -- the russian thing was a madeup fabricated -- just like they went to tulsi gabbard and said she's a russian agent. then they went to dr. jill stein of the green party, saying she's a russian agent. i don't know her at all. i know she's not a russian agent. these people are sick. pelosi is a sick woman, with a lot of mental problems. we're dealing with people that have to get their act together for the good of their country. okay. thank you very much.
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all right. the president there on capitol hill where he's meeting with senate republicans, again not wearing a mask as you can see. he basically said the u.s. is reopening. he blamed china, and then he was asked about the fact he's taking a drug unproven for preventing covid-19, hydroxychloroquine. he said that obviously he thinking that it has benefits, though it's important to point out that the fda and his own white house coronavirus task force has urged caution. the fda telling patients and doctors do not use it for covid-19, yet the president is still using it and standing about i by it. i want to discuss now with gloria borger and kate anderson brower. gloria, to you first, what on
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earth is with his obsession of hydroxychloroquine? it kind of reminds me of, like, one of those supplements that his former aide hawks on tv, you know, that makes you go like, what kind of snake oil is that? what is he talking about? we had an expert last hour, who said it shouldn't be taken outside of a clinical trial setting. >> well, you just heard what he said, that he believes one of the cityies were done by people who don't like him, right? he said that. he is somebody who says i'm going to do what i want to do, and it's a show of strength, he believes. so i'm not going to let the deep state science community, if you will, tell me what i'm going to do. he always talks about his great intuition. he believes frontline workers take it so therefore he should take it, so we should ask
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exactly what was the level of exposure to covid? we really don't know the answer to that. he raised it yesterday as a way to deflect and distract, but he also stepped on his own message about how the economy is going to have a great comeback, because everybody wanted to know about hydroxychloroquine. so he says i'm going my own way. i'm not going to wear a mask, and i'm going to take a drug that doctors say i shouldn't take, but i'm going to find one or two, because i know more. >> let's bring in elizabeth cohen here. this argument he's making, this fact check for us, some frontline workers won't even doing their job without taking this things. what do you say to that? >>where is he getting that from? >> i don't know. i thought you may know. >> i wish he was a college paper
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that came with footnotes. he says these things, and where is he getting this from? there is no study that i have heard of, and i have talked to researchers, who says frontline workers are taking this sure, there might be, but that's not a reason to take it. it was studied it made some six. these were just hospitalized patients, and it didn't work. there is no reason to think that it could work profhalatically.
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there's no reason to think that it works. i am dumbfounded why he chose to take this versus something else? why take this one? >> because he personally has been obsessed with it, as we have seen. he said, when he was talking about that study in particular, he talked on and on and on for a long time about hydroxychloroquine, and then it came out that it's looking like actually it can do harm, not good, and the fda is saying patients, doctors, don't take it. but he referred to that study as a trump enemy statement. are these trump enemies who are studying this thing, elizabeth? >> no, this is the university atalat atally at albany.
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frankly because of president trump's enthusiasm, a lot of doctors were giving it, so researchers did the right thing and said, well, let's look backwards and see how they did. they saw it didn't help these people and sometimes gave them heart problems. these are not enemies. no one is out to get president trump. as a matter of fact, quite the opposite. they heard him be a cheerleader and said we'll invest money into research whether he's right. they found out he wasn't. kate, the president is up there on capitol hill, which -- this is a place where there's so many people. you could just see everyone is wearing a mask. he's still refusing to wear a mask. he's going into lunches, right?
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he's going into this lunch with senate republicans who are elderly, right? they are in this sort of risk category, as is the president i wonder what you think about his continued refusal to continue to take precautions that his very task force is recommending. >> well, you know, i interviewed president about my new book, and this reminds me of what he said in his interview. he does go his own way. he does think he accomplished more than the president who came before him, so i think this is in keeping with the way he operates. he doesn't want to follow any instructions. i was just fascinated he didn't say anything about obama. i guess he wasn't asked about it today. he's been routinely coming out and using obama as a way, i think, to distract us from what's going on with the coronavirus.
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>> no, he definitely has. he did, because he was asked about the speaker, gloria, he did speak about nancy pelosi, calls her a waste of time. certainly she said something raising questions about his health, but she described him i believe as, what, more bmorbidl obese, which she knew wouldn't go over well. it's pretty stunning. we're in the middle of a cries. >> it is stunning, and i don't think mitch mcconnell is speaking much to senator schumer, either. donald trump after impeachment decided who were his enemies. he hasn't changed from that list. nancy pelosi is enemy number one for him. by the way, to what elizabeth
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was talking about, scientists can be enemies, too. people who disagree, people who say, you know, that is really wrong, you should not be doing that. people who disagree with him when he says i know more than anyone about a whole host of things become enemies. so former presidents talking about that, george w. bush put out a beautiful video about the country and unity in a time of crisis, and he was criticized by this president. barack obama was there before, you have to have someone to blame. this is where it comes from. you always have to have someone to blame. so you're going to blame china, right lid or wrongly. you're going to blame the democrats who say they don't want to open the country, because they want to keep people from freedom, having their own freedom. they're going to say the governors are bad, and nancy pelosi is the leader of the
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democrats. >> yeah, look, china did some things that were wrong, but nothing was going to stop us getting out of the china. the president's travel ban was for foreigners, right? this die was cast a lot time before the president took action. elizabeth, ecto ask you about the members of the world held organization, who is calling for a probe of its response to the coronavirus pandemic. this is an inquiry that's coming as president trump launches a new threat against the health organization. that's significant, because the u.s. is the major funder. he says the u.s. could pull funding permanently if the w.h.o. doesn't make major improvements. he accuses the w.h.o. of ignoring credible records of the virus spreading in wuhan in december of 2019, and cited a study from "the lancet."
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that prompted "the lancet" to come out and say no. >> the warning came in late december. it was december 31st that china reported these mysterioisteeyst of pneumonia. so "the lancet" said there is no -- when he says you ignored publications in this time frame, and "the lan dcet" said we didn't make any publication in that time frame. and they don't. >> he know there's a part of us
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who says we've watched this before, right? almost like we're not spice urp, but i think there's a problem in becoming numb to it, and not pointing out how nuts this is. >> what's so stunning is you lie when you don't have to lie. if you want to look for my backup and any criticism of china and the way china did not share information, and how they behaved, there's plenty to back you up. his problem is he was praising china at the time, that he was praising president xi's transparency, and saying they're doing a good job handling this at the time. so there were plenty -- you know, there were plenty of people since then who have criticized china, but he has to look at himself and what he was saying at that time about china and its transparency. that's where it becomes problematic for him.
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>> so, kate, you have a new book, and it's about -- in part about trump and his relationship with past presidents. you're a great author, i think we have to say. you really pull the curtain back and give us an inside look. one of the things that's going on now, is every first-term president hosts the predecessor for the portrait, and we're learning this isn't happening, and all of this happening as the president is pushing what you mentioned before, some baseless conspiracy theories. what do you make of all of this? >> as you say it's very easy to get lost in the chaos. what we can tend to overlook is how deeply he's damaged the presidents club, and what we expected of former presidents. after the tsunami in asia, after hurricane katrina, bill clinton, george w. bush, george h.w. bush
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came together and there was a sense of decency and respect. now with this other thing we expect to happen, the presidential portrait -- and i did ask trump if he would go to the library opening someday, and he said no, why would he even invite me? and it surprised me and now we're hearing about the portrayal unveiling. it's a very sharp contrast, when the obamas invited the bushes to their portrayal unveiling. they had 14 members of the bush family there, a beautiful meal together. they met the residence staff who they had grown to love for over those eight years, and michelle obama said we need to make this the most perfect moment for the bush fame. here we have a sitting president who will not invite the obamas back to the white house. it shows this real break with protocol that i think trump is very proud of, but i think it's
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really damaging to our country and our democracy. we see it play out during this pandemic, it's like this tension has been boiling and simmering. it's coming to the surface now, and we're seeing obama come out and criticize trump. >> you talk about some of the things in your book "team of five," kate. yes, gloria? >> i was just going to say, i want to add on to what kate is saying. presidents are supposed to grow in office. they're supposed to get larger, not mahler and petty. we see a president who resentence everybody who came before him, because he thinking no that none of them suffered the what i he suffered. they're supposed to share the burden of the office. no one else knows what it's
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like. this president has segregated himself and said you guys didn't know what it was doing, i'm doing it so much better, so you guys are terrible at your jobs. >> they generally get larger, not smaller, that's an interesting point. thank you all so much. next, the tense moments on capitol hill as the treasury secretary took tough questions about loans to small businesses. plus graduations, block parties, beaches, and then later the story behind the sudden firing of the woman who build florida's hailed, esteemed covid-19 website. (female vo) when it comes to longevity,
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all 50 states are moving to reopen in some form or fashion. i want to get back to erica hill. the we've seen more an more plans to reopen schools. >> reporter: i have to be honest, some kids may not be that excited about new york's plan. summer in the city will be different this year. some of new york's more than 1 million public school students will continue their online learning. >> distance learning creates challenges, but also a world of possibilities. the for so many kids, this will be a chance to keep learning. >> reporter: a handful of universities planning to limit in-person calls, some ending before thanksgiving. >> a large concern was the
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potential of the resurgence. that's why we decided to shorten the semester. >> reporter: as more colleges announce layoffs and furloughs. the financial fallout only just beginning. texas restaurants can increase capacity to 50% on friday, but even that may not be enough. >> houston will lose some good restaurants. >> reporter: outdoor dining and in-person retain begins to connecticut tomorrow. concerns go about how many small businesses will survive. >> i'm afraid there could be a sea change. >> reporter: in california in-person shopping could return, welcome news for struggling retailers. >> people want to try clothes on and feel them. >> reporter: many states still require face coverings in public areas. one often cited model, which
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revised the death toll down, shows that may be healthy. >> 40% wears it all the time, about 80% wears a mask times sometimes. that's probably helping that impact in rising mobility. >> reporter: states are monitoring new cases. numbers in past weeks are up in 17 cases, including florida, where they're planning to reopen parks and businesses tomorrow. >> we're just readying to back to work. >> reporter: hawaii seeing a decline in new cases just expanded the quarantine for visitors through the end of june. there's been so much talk about the memorial day weekend, beaches, pools, what will or will not be open. memorial dre is not just about barbecues. governor cuomo addressing that today, he does see there could be memorial observances, but
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limited to ten people. he followed up by saying he hopes they will be televised so people can be part of honoring that tradition. >> erica hill, thank you so much. the senate tried to get answers today on the emergency economic relief fund paid for by you, by taxpayers as more than 36 million americans are out of work. senator elizabeth warren pressed secretary mnuchin on why some businesses getting federal funding are not required to keep their workers employed. here is that exchange. >> are you going to require companies that receive money from this half a trillion dollar slush fund to have to keep people on payrolls? it's a simple question, yes or no, are you going to require that? >> our number one objective is keeping people employed. >> good, so -- that's my
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question. >> again, we negotiated very significant restrictions on employee compensation, on dividends, on buybacks, and in the main street facility, we have put in a provision that we expect people to use their best efforts to support jobs. >> we have a global business columnist and also a cnn analyst. what do you think about the unwillingness to commit to senator warren, yes, we will place these limitations? >> you know, i think what we are looking at here is big-money politics. one of the major criticisms since the beginning of the relief, is that big companies have been able to get to the front of the line to get bailout money. there's a lot of small
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businesses stuck in the box ticking exercises trying to get the funds they desperately need, and oftentimes they can't go to the public markets. they have no other options than to ask for relief. these are 60% of the job creators, so i think what you're seeing is this bailout money becoming very politicized. frankly it reminds me of what happened of moral risk going back to the great financial crisis ten years ago. >> certainly. state and local governments have laid off at this point close to 1 million workers. what happens if they don't get money from the federal government? >> they're going to be in big trouble. we've already got more unemployed people in america right now than in the entire nation of australia. we have a country within a country of unemployed workers. the idea that one-off payments or expiring aid is going to be
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enough is just foolhardy. i hear the treasury secretary laying off options. i think most economists would say that even if, you know, by some miracle we're able to get a vaccine quickly, all of the things that need to happen did happen, you're still looking at at least a couple of years of pretty severe economic pain. people will need ongoing help for that. >> rana, thank you. ran rana foroohar. she was taken off the job because she wasn't willing to censor the number. and an oklahoma school that went ahead with a graduation ceremony. t-mobile and sprint are joining forces
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some stunning scenes playing out across the nation as more states reopen and more americans gather together in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. in norman, oklahoma, one catholic high school held an in-person graduation with the prowl of the city manager. >> churches are allowed to be open. we shared the gospel. it was a church service type of event as well.
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another reason why we are within the guidelines. not everybody was required to wear mask, but people did wear masks. we had available seating there. we pointed them to other directions. we did not force anybody to sit where they didn't want to sit. >> and in a county in florida, another blatant disregard of social distancing guidelines. the sheriff's office says a massive crowd showed up for a street party on saturday. rosa, what have you learned? >> brianna, a block party advertised on social media saturday turned into a public health and a public safety hazard, according to police. take a look. about 3,000 people gathered in the central florida still in volusia county. they say the daytime activities turned to violence t. after
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police attempted to disrupt the gathering. it should be noted there is a governor's order advising again large gatherings, but there's no law against them. police say at least two officers were injured. one was hit in the knee, another in the head. law enforcement here say they're concerned with not just the violence, but the spread of the deadly coronavirus. brianna? >> rho essa, thank you. also out of florida, without in charge of tracking the cases, saying she was ousted from her job, because she refused to change the numbers in order to help the state open back up. rebecca jones wrote in part -- i would not expect the new team to continue the same left of accessibility and transparency that i made central to the process during the first two months. after all, my commitment to both is largely arguably and entirely the reason i am no longer
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managing it. with me now is a reporter with "florida today" which broke this stores of jones' departure. welcome and thank you for sharing your reporting. you talk about the story. the white house has praised -- this is a website that's been widely praised for its transparency. your reporting shows that that transparency decreased since re rebekah jones and her team were booted out. >> what we're seeing is a steady progression, where they had lots of data, very easy to access. you could download it in formats that made research easy. and over time, what users of the data have reported to me and
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what has been observed is that the data has become harder and harder to access certain data points at times have goen missing. this most recent development, with ms. jones being removed, and the updates on the portal, cause concern. what are officials say have this you report on the piece about this is the basic stuff we need to fight this battle. what are officials saying? >> official so far have not said much the governor's spokesperson has issued some statements, but not said much. they simply confirmed her
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removal and said the operation of the dashboard is continuing under the remainder of the team. the reasons for her removal have not been explicitly addressed. the allegations that the data is going to be less available or tampered with have not been addressed either. >> then you -- sorry, go on. >> sorry, i think there was a second part to your point. >> no, please go ahead. >> if you could please restate it. i'm sorry. >> actually what i want to ask you about -- i had asked you, have they said anything? i asked you what would their interesting be in not allowing that information? i'm just going to follow on that, too. you talked to some researchers who said they were trying to get to basket daic data that they c have gotten before, and now they're being told they won't get it under 2021.
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that raw data is very important for researchers to look for patterns. the front-facing data we were say is that which has been cleaned up, organized, sanitized in various ways for ease of consumption, but the underlying data is important for the scientists to see trends we might otherwise not sigh. what data scientists have reported to me is that data is now going to be a year or more away from being accessible, which speaks to this issue of, this is data that normal would be available for any other natural disaster. in florida, we have the sunshine laws and i think this issue spoke speaks to that principle of open government and open reports. you quote one of them in your story, comparing it to cutting
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off hurricane forecasts as it approaches, as we look to bright spots, this was one of them. you tell a great story, describing and raising questions about what's going on. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. a new study suggests people who have recovered from coronavirus cannot infect others. what that means for the next year in this pandemic. and plus one of the pastors who held a service on mother's day is now positive for coronavirus. and what about swimming pools and beaches? we'll talk about that ahead. feel the cool rush of new claritin cool mint chewables.
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a church in northern california has announced its pastor has coronavirus after presiding in person over a live stream church service with singing over mother's day. health officials learn that two other from the in redwood valley church tested positive' 180
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people tested positive at another church in california after attending a service on the same day. that service was held in defiance of governor that bans large gather is. let's take a look at the numbers here. 285 people tested positive for coronavirus after they had the illness. and during the two weeks of study, they were in contact with 790 people. of those contacts, remain were no newly confirmed cases during exposure of the repositive period. what do you think when you look at that study? i think so many people wonder what is up with the positive to negative to positive and if you have it, how long are you contagious for? >> right.
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this study is reassuring, you know? these are the findings of a study that was done after we heard reports from south korea about a month ago that several hundred patients who had covid-19 and seemingly had recovered were testing positive again. so there were a lot of questions. you know, are they getting reinfected with coronavirus again? is the virus getting reactivated somehow? or are these false/positives? what the study tells you is that they were not getting reinfected again with coronavirus because, as you said, none of the contacts that they followed and traced developed the virus. so they were not contagious. this is very reassuring because what that implies is that they developed immunity that they developed antibodies to the virus. and when you look at the time period of this study, on average, when they were testing positive, the second time, it was about 45 days after the first day that the patients had
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symptoms. so you know at least for that time period, they were immune and did not get the virus again and were not contagious. so this is reassuring -- a reassuring study for us. >> it's rheareassuring. it is raising questions. a place we don't have answers on so, of course, medically professionals and proceeding with caution getting the tests positive when they feel they have been recovered for some time or maybe never even had symptoms. in light of that, what is that say, for instance reopening work places when you have people who have recovered from the coronavirus? >> right. it's a great question. and, you know, to me, it means that perhaps we have to go by symptoms and the duration of the symptoms more so than the testing. so, right now, the cdc offers kind of two approaches that,
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one, if you've been diagnosed with covid-19, that you absolutely have to have no fevers before you can can go back work and you you have to have waited at least ten days since the start of the symptoms. 23 if you have testing available, they say it would be good to get two negative tests separated by 24 hours apart before you go back to work if that is available to you. but perhaps the testing is not going to be as helpful if it's picking up some of that residual virus. you know, one of the south korean health officials said perhaps the tests are picking up dead or inactive pieces of the virus, even though they don't have active infection. to maybe you have to go more on the days since the symptoms started and how the person is feeling in terms of fevers and improvement and symptoms. >> very interesting. thank you so much for breaking that down for us, dr. lee. we appreciate it.
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in france, 70 schools have had to shut down again after suspected cases of coronavirus were detected, but the education minister points out that is a relative low number, given that 40,000 schools reopened last week. france is also coming up with innovative ways to fight the virus. one company created a robot that is being deployed to disinfect and sanitize large areas. for more film headlines, let's check in with our cnn correspondents. i'm ivan watson in hong kong. china is defending the world health organization from criticism hurled at it by president trump. a spokesman for the chinese government has accused the u.s. government of playing the blame game. he claims the u.s. is trying to distract people from the trump administration's own failures at home dealing with the coronavirus pandemic by scapegoating other organizations and countries and he is reminding the u.s. that it has responsibilities to pay annual fees to keep the w.h.o.
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functioning during this time of global health crisis. i'm in brazil. brazil has topped 250,000 confirmed covid-19 cases, surpassing the uk's total, and making it the third highest in the world. the death toll is over 16,000. in sao paula a five-day holiday this week to try to get people to stay home. meanwhile, the president here is focusing his efforts on expanding the use of malaria drugs to treat covid-19. >> i'm here from france. the french president made remarks last week that a vaccine found by his company might be given to the united states ahead of european markets in preorders. now having clarified that, he is now explaining himself to the
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french president of how the world awaits some kind of solution to this pandemic. in france the figures continue to improve as restrictions continue to ease on people's movements. we have now reached fewer than 2,000 people in intensive care units in the country. the government continues to watch them very closely to see whether another stay-at-home order will be necessary or not. i'm max foster in wincer, engla -- windsor, england. the government is training dogs to sniff out covid-19. they have had already success with malaria and prostate cancer. fountain dogs are trained properly, they could be screening up to 250 people per hour in the airport each. that is much faster than any existing technology. >> thank you so much to everyone for those reports. reminder. cnn is investigating the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. don't miss fra read zakaria's
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special report "china's deadly secret" this sunday at 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. our special coverage continues now with kate baldwin. >> hello, everyone. thank you so much for joining us this hour. any minute now, president trump will be speaking from the white house. he is holding a cabinet meeting and for the first time in recent history that meeting is taking place in the east room a move to allow for more social distancing. cameras will be rude in and that typically means as you well know the president will have something to say. what could the message be? it looks like we just got a preview and it is what he has been doing the fast few weeks as the death toll climbs, defiance and distraction, quite frankly. the list is long. let us start with hydroxychloroquine. he says he is taking it, though medical experts have warned against using it outside of a hospital or clinical trial. here is what he just said on capitol hi