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evening. >> thanks for joining us this morning. i'm poppy harlow. >> and i'm jim schutte, o. "newsroom" with our colleague john king starts right now. hou. i'm john king in washington. thanks so much for sharing a very busy news day with us. a painful mile marker today in the coronavirus fight. the united states all but certain to pass 200,000 covid-19 deaths, 200,000. plus the average daily new case count is back above 40,000 new infections a day and what a doctor calls an unmistakable fight. the president insists the country has rounded the final turn and he grades himself an a-prus on his pandemic handling. we begin with the supreme court vacancy just 43 days away from the november vote. >> there are actually five i'm looking at. it's down to five, and we're -- you know, it could be any one of
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them. i'm going to make a decision on either friday or saturday. i will announce it either friday or saturday, and -- and then the work begins. >> the president says the senate can and should confirm a new justice before november 3rd, before election day. democrats scream republican hypocrisy. remember, the same republican majority leader mitch mcconnell refused to hold an election-year court pick back in 2016. the question is how will this shape the final weeks of the campaign? president trump will be in ohio and joe biden in wisconsin. the republicans have no qualms of putting power over precedent or principle and there's a chance for republicans to create a decisive 6-3 conservative majority. judicial picks was an issue that clearly helped candidate trump back in 2016 but democrats believe 2020 can be different as liberals face the very real prospect of a court with three trump justices and a court with
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the votes to throw out obamacare and to erase or at least weaken "roe v. wade." the first test, of course, whether the president and leader mcconnell can win the votes for a fast track confirmation. it would take four republicans to block that, and there are two already. biden makes this case in an appeal for two more to step up. >> i appeal to a few senate republicans, a handful that will decide what happens. please, follow your conscience. don't vote to confirm anyone nominated under the circumstances that president trump and senator mcconnell have created. don't go there. uphold your constitutional duty, your conscience. let the people speak. cool the flames that have been engulfing our country. we can't keep rewriting history. >> let's go to cnn owes john
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harwood. john, the president feels very differently putting pressure on republicans to move quickly. >> reporter: that's right. the first thing on president's mind, john, is speed. there were some conservatives who thought the smart political play was for him to delay a nomination, to try to rouse his conservative base during the election. the president wants to shake up the race right now. he's got a stubborn deficit against joe biden. secondly he's openly taking about some of the political considerations. barbara lagoa as one of the candidates, cuban-american from florida. president trump said we love florida, a credit sal state in the election and also mindful that conservatives want to shape the court for a very long time saying we want to get someone who can serve for 30, 40 years, allison jones rushing of north carolina, another battleground state, is only 38 years old. she would serve a long time but, of course, the key consideration is what can you get 51 votes for in the senate? that's mitch mcconnell's job, and he's already signaled to the
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white house that amy coney barrett, considered the front-runner, is someone acceptable to reapins can a. the final thing is the president, as you indicated in the toss, john, is not at all concerned about the whole hypocrisy angle and at fact that republicans would be accused of doing the opposite of what they can against president barack obama as president trump said this morning on fox. when you have the senate, you can do whatever you want, and he's right about that. >> he is right, and republicans are much more comfortable with democrats just saying that we have the power. we're going to use it. never mind the past. john harwood, very important reporting at the beginning of the white house. john, let's continue the conversation now with jonathan martin of the "new york times" and sun min kim. these are the senators we're watching, mitt romney, is susan collins and lisa murkowski and cory gardner.
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collins said the president can make a nomination but doesn't believe there should be a senate vote before the election and the president today on "fox & friends" says guess what, listen to this, i'm watching, too. >> i think susan collins is very badly hurt by her statement yesterday, and i think -- i think murkowski is very badly hurt and she doesn't run for two year, by think that this will follow her. >> that's more about -- it's not just about murkowski and collins. that's about those other senators thinking about which way do i go? >> right. you've seen the senate republican majority all throughout president trump's term in office to line up pretty much behind him, and that's what we're expecting for the most part, a lot of focus on mitt mitt romney. the white house is closely watching him as a potential third defection to align themselves with collins and murkowski and we know from senator romney's vote to convict trump on one of the impeachment charges that he is someone who
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is willing to break from the president. now his office has stayed quiet over the weekend. we perhaps expect him to say something later today or more likely tomorrow after republicans have a chance to kind of strategize as a group, but, yes, who that third person is a big question. you know, you heard former vice president joe biden try to appeal to kind of the institutionalists of the senate and that seems to be a direct comment towards chuck grassley but, remember, then senate judiciary committee chairman chuck grassley, you know, did align behind mitch mcconnell and his strategy. you saw lamar alexander do that, too, over the weekend. >> i have a very hard time. romney i can see doing it. i can get you to three pretty easy, not sure about getting to four. that's an enormous challenge, so jonathan martin the question is can joe biden create a mod in the country where the public demands this, to convince happens institutional as seung min kim put it to try to find
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the other personal? don't just focus on the senate math. focus on the issues at stake here. >> there's so much at stake. the right to health care, clean air. clean water, the environment, equal pay for equal work, the rights of voters, immigrants, workers and right now our country faces a choice, a choice about whether we will come back from the brink. >> there are sort of two political windows we need to watch. one is the short-term window. will public opinion sway any senators to say we can't do this, but i'm more fascinated by the larger one because there's no question that this issue helped candidate trump in 2016. democrats think it could be different now though because of the very real prospect, a 6-3 court with three trump picks that would throw out obamacare, weaken "roe v. wade" if not erase it completely and marriage equality, environmental protection, so many other issues. >> yeah. i think democrats have clear
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enthusiasm right now against trump, and i think they obviously will have even more with those issues, john, that you just mentioned now being effectively on the ballot. i think that's going to get not just liberals more motivated as they clearly are, if you look at the fund-raising over the weekend but i think it has the potential of drawing in so many less ideological more moderate voters who don't like the idea of rushing through a supreme court pick, doing this the way president trump appears to want it done, and i think the polling on that, not overwhelmingly, but the polling on that is going to show that people are opposed to this, and i think, john, to answer your question, i think that's the only scenario where you find a fourth republican senator is based on the polling, voters not liking this, and that leads me to one place, colorado and cory gardner. to me that is the best chance that democrats have to find a
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fourth senator, someone who is on the ballot this year in a blue state where the polling almost certainly is going to show voters are opposed to this, this rushed pick. if it's not gardner i don't know who the fourth is beyond -- beyond the institutionalist that seung min mentioned. if lamar alexander is an sxample he's behind mcconnell. >> you're right, gardner may feel i need to say no because i need moderate independent voters but the second he says know he loses the tea party and trump base in colorado and then his math becomes impossible. a choice for democrats, too, and joe biden, because he is a traditionalist and was in the senate for nearly 40 years, he's been reluctant to say let's throw out the filibuster, we'll keep it on the table as an option depending on what happens. he's reluctant to do that and doesn't want to expand and pack the supreme court and then you have progress i was like
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alexandria ocasio-cortez who say that democrats have to keep every option on the table and be very aggressive in this fight. listen. >> with an early appointment all of our rights, the rights that so many people died for, voting rights, reproductive rights, health care rights, all of those rights go right -- go -- are at ridge of we need to tell him that he is playing with fire. we need to make sure that this vacancy is protected. >> i guess another subset of the many questions is can joe biden keep peace with his own progressive base? will the fact that this is a trump pick and everybody is -- on the left is unified block this pick, is that enough to keep tensions from the left who say joe biden, you need to be more aggressive and need to put on the table we'll expand the court and you need to say we'll try to push puerto rico
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statehood to change the senate? >> well, i think you're already seeing those internal divisions bubbling up a bit. you know, joe biden pointedly did not talk about these structural changes to the supreme court that have been so demand by liberals and reporting from "the washington post" showed that. some of biden's advisers are a little bit irritated with some of the progressive senators such as ed markey who loudly said after the passing of justice ginsburg that if republicans try to push this nomination through that we will change the filibuster, expand the number of seats on the court so that is certainly a tension that will continue to bubble up in the coming days and that's why you see people like joe biden and also, you know, chuck schumer in a private call with members over the weekend, sources told me that, yes, he did talk about nothing being off -- no option being off the table if republicans do push through with this before the election, but they are also trying to stress two voters. the stakes of this vacancy. what this vacancy means for health care, abortion, voting rights, civil rights and that's
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what they are trying to do right now to get their base excited about something that's traditionally been an issue that has energized conservatives. >> a giant fight thrown into a campaign that already was xwutistible to begin with. very much appreciate the reporting and insights. again, we'll continue this conversation. six weeks from tomorrow is election day and many people voting as this plays out. up next, 200,000 american deaths of coronavirus and the case count heading up again and yet the president gives himself an a-plus. with secret, you're unstoppable. no sweat! try it and love it or get your money back. hey frank, our worker's comp insurance is expiring, should we just renew it? yeah, sure. hey there, small business owner. pie insurance here with some sweet advice to stop you from overpaying on worker's comp. try pie instead and save up to 30%. thirty
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the united states on track today to pass a horribly grim
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milestone. 200,000 american deaths from the coronavirus. the national cathedral tolled its bell sunday marking that death count here in the united states. let's take a closer look at some of the trends, and they are troubling not just in the death count. number one, when you look at our 50-state map, you see all the orange and red, this is not what you want. this map has taken a decided turn for the worse in recent days. 28 states reporting more new infections this week compared to last week, 28 states trending in the wrong direction. the deep red are states that are reporting 50% more new infections this week compared to last week, and you can see too many of those on the map especially out here in the west. 28 states trending in the wrong direction and 16 holding steady including california, one of the big states part of the summer surge. six states reporting fewer infections than the data a week ago. 28 states heading in the wrong direction. the president says we've made the final turn. this is not the time turn. this is a turn for the worse. let's take a look at case curve, and, again, heading into the summer, 20,000 new innexts a day was the average. we got up close to 70,000 at at
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peak of the summer surge, is started to come down and look what we're doing now, starting to trend back up. this is not the way you want to be going. that's not the turn you want to be taking. now averaging 40,000 new infections a day. it had dipped down closer to 36. we'll see how that plays out. now we'll blame here. this is the milestone we'll hit today, 200,000 american deaths from march to the end of september, not quite the end of september, 200,000, that's huntsville, alabama, salt lake city, that's grand rapids, michigan, wiped out, killed by the coronavirus over these past months. if you look at the testing trentd right now, about a million tests, a couple days last week. the average is about 800,000 new coronavirus tests a day and some public health experts say you want more that that. held pretty steady, around 800,000 for the last couple of weeks here. here's where you get concerned. this is not too bad from a public health perspective. 5% is the national average, the seven-day national trending average for coronavirus tests, 5% coming back positive nationwide. public health experts say get it down to 5 and then try to shove
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it down lower. here's an issue as we see the cases starting to spike up. ten states are now above 10% for the last seven kays, ten states above 10%, 16 more states between 5% and 10%. that's where the new cases are come from. to get eyes on the cases you need new testing. the administration, again, changing its policies about testing. admiral brett giroir, the testing czar, defends the administration and says we've got this. >> we do want to encourage more testing. we have sent surge sites, federal surge sites to 19 different cities, primarily focusing on the younger population that could be asymptomatic because we know they are very important in the spread of this infection. we're going to continue to surge. we're going to continue to support testing it, and, again, every week we send county level recommendations to states, we want to work with them to increase that. we do need more testing, particularly in the outbreak areas that we identify on a weekly basis. >> let's bring in dr. carlos del
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rio, of emery university medicine. i look at the numbers every day and get depressed looking at those numbers every day. it's unmistakable to me we're starting to go back up. i don't know if that's a new hill in the first wave or the beginning of a second wave but when you look at the data, the president says we've turned the final corner. is there any doubt in your mind that in recent days we've taken a turn for the worse? >> no, john, i agree with you. i'm very concerned. i think we're going up in the number of cases and more importantly the number of deaths, as you say, continues to pretty flat about 1,000 deaths a day. we crossed as you mentioned 200,000 deaths, may 28th is when we reached 100,000 and the predictions are by the end of the year, 100 days left until the next of the year that's another 100,000 deaths so we may be at 300,000 you by new years. these are not necessary, not deaths that should happen. we need a national strategy to
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avoid this from happening. >> it's not necessary, you're absolutely right and if we could go back to february and the lost month about testing and fast forward to where we are right now and still a lot of questions about testing and other steps as children go back to school, as older kids go back to campuses, and as we will hit today i do this so that people can try to visualize, 200,000 people, that's everybody in salt lake city. that's everybody in grand rapids, michigan and yet the president of the united states this morning says this. ness. >> we're rounding the corner, with or without a vaccine. they hate it when i say it but that's the way it is. we're rounding the corner on pandemic, and we've done a phenomenal job, not just a good job a phenomenal job. on public relations i give myself a "d" and on the job itself we take an a-plus with the ventilators hand vaccines years ahead of schedule. >> an a-plus, dr. del rio? >> well, you know, in the development of the vaccine the
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way it's gone through operation warp speed and where we are, probably going to have some vaccine approved by the end of the year. i think we can give operation warp speed an "a" and i don't think we can give an "a" in the public health response, that deserves a "d" and the reality is we've not had a national strategy. we've had 50 central artery giants. each state has had a strategy and as a result of that we have a very uncoordinated approach and the reality, is you know, like a balloon. you squeeze it one place, it pops in another. you really are not working as a nation. you're working and just moving parts in a way that real el makes no sense. >> that's an excellent analogy, and as we continue to learn more, this was the novel coronavirus when it sprung on scene and we continue to learn about it. i want your insights on this. this is the new coronavirus cdc update on particles and the spread of coronavirus. covid-19 may spread through the droplets and airborne particles and a person who has kwefd 19 talks, sings, sneezes or breathes. there's growing evidence that droplets and airborne particles
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can remain suspended in the air and be breathed in by other and travel distances beyond six feet. in general, indoor environments without ventilation increase this ring. reading that as a lay person, that tells me there are still considerable risks going back to work or school. when you saw this new update, sir, what stood out most to you? >> well, what -- what stands out to me the most, john, is that indoor environments and crowded indoor environments are not good, and that's why many of us, including the coronavirus -- white house coronavirus task force say in states with significant outbreaks you have to close bars and have you to close indoor dining or you have to dramatically spread people apart, but the reality is when you are in a small room with poor ventilation and a lot of people the risk of air selection is real and, therefore, wearing a mask at all times is very important and if i was in a very close environment like that i would also wear protection whether it's goggles or a face shield. >> you mentioned operation warp
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speed does seem to be doing it at a pretty healthy pace what it's designed to do. i want you to listen here to admiral giroir a the hhs secretary giving their view on a vaccine timeline. >> in front of the senate dr. redfield and i both said that a vaccine that would be widely available in hundreds of millions of doses would not likely happen until mid-2021. that is a fact. >> if we had said back in january that by the end of this year we'd have 100 million dozes likely of fda gold standard vaccine in the united states, people would have laughed at that, and this is a realistic possibility for this country now. >> mid-202 is is the admiral says and secretary azar thinks by the end of this year at least some. what's your best sense based on everything you've seen, not from people talking about in a political context but the scientific context? >> i think they are both right. i think by the end of this year we may have data enough to have one or more vaccines say they are sufficient enough data on
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efficacy, say they are approved. it may take a little longer but i think it will be by the end of this year. what has happened, john, that many people don't realized is the government through barta has invested hundred of millions in creating and having the vaccines being tested being manufactured so they are being manufactured so if any other vaccines -- let's say vaccine "a" is approved they can go and pull 100 million doses of vaccine "a" instead of waiting for approval and production, production is already happening so they are both right. however, the reality is the -- the logistics of getting this vaccine to millions of people, the logistics because most likely you need two dose and you need two doses and refrigeration, and add miller giroir is right. to get the millions of doses to millions of people is probably not going to be feasible until mid-2021. >> thank you, sir. >> thank you, john.
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breaking news just into us. justice ruth bader ginsburg will lie in repose at the supreme court on wednesday and thursday of this week. more now on this breaking news. joan, this was a question. yes, of course, there's tradition, but then there's also this pandemic. >> that's right. and in the past justices who have been there lying in repose have been able to be seen by the public, you know, people filed in non-stop. i remember when president obama went for justice scalia when he was lying in repose, so what they are going to do is still have the body of justice ruth bader ginsburg there, but it will be only a private viewing for wednesday and thursday. they have made arrangements to have the public outside during this, and i believe on wednesday morning is when -- when this will all begin, but it -- it closes the loop on a question that we've all had about her memorial services which are so
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important to, you know, to -- to commemorating her death and her life and then also i think it's another piece for the trump administration to be trying to figure out when they come forward with any kind of nomination so we know for wednesday and thursday, at least in a very public way, she will be there. >> joan will stand by with us, and this, of course, helps the president saying he would have his pick probably on friday and saturday of this week. he wants to wait out of respect for the services that will take place at the supreme court. joan, stand by. coming up, the women on president trump's short list to replace justice ginsburg. i felt like... ...i was just fighting an uphill battle in my career. so when i heard about the applied digital skills courses, i'm thinking i can become more marketable. you don't need to be a computer expert to be great at this. these are skills lots of people can learn. i feel hopeful about the future now. ♪
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a third trump justice on the supreme court would tilt the court to a clear 6-3 conservative majority. obamacare would likely be declared unconstitutional, and issues ranging from abortion to climate change and business regulation would be in the hands of a clear conservative majority. the president sees both a chance to cement his first term legacy and perhaps help him win a second term, promised to nominate a woman and wants the senate to confirm his pick
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before the november election, 43 days from now. three women lead his wist, amy coney barrett, barbara lagoa and allison jones rushing. i want to get to the big legal issues but, joan, we have additional issues, you reported the main pieces of it that justice ginsburg will lie in repose at the court later this week. >> and i wanted to add to that if anybody is viewing and wonders whether the public will have an opportunity to participate, the answer is yes. she will -- the casket will be brought to the court. there will be a private ceremony in the great hall with her family, but then the casket will be outside under a portico and the public will be invited to view and pay their respects on wednesday and thursday. they have got times from, you know, 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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rougherly on wednesday and thursday, a little bit earlier and going into the evening. don't hold me to the precise times but i wanted to make sure you knew they were doing something very unprecedented here to have justice ruth bader ginsburg there. she will lie in repose and there's a way that the public can pay its respects and just one other piece, there will be a private internment next week, again. that will not be open to the public. i just wanted to close the chapter for you on that. >> now i want to get so some of the legal issues. i stopped by the court yesterday after the sunday show and it's remarkable. thousands of people have come to leave notes and drop flowers and to say it's just a truly remarkable scene that a supreme court justice has captured the country's attention like this. steve, i want to talk about long-term and short-term issues but a short-term one first. part of the rationale for the president of the united states to say i'm going to make this
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pick and i want the senate to confirm this person before the election. listen. >> the bottom line is we won the election. we have an obligation to do what's right and act as quickly as possible. we should act quickly because we're going to have probably election things involved here and we want to have nine justices and we want to have somebody with a lot of talented added to the very talented people we already have on both sides. >> so help me, steve. you're an expert on legal ethics. the president put it out there plainly. we need nine justices pause we're likely to have election challenges. this could be bush v. gore all over again, whether it's absentee ballots. the president put it publicly out. there doesn't the book tell you that since the president has now publicly made ittin a issue that the recommendation would be any justice confirmed under such circumstances should recuse him or herself. am i wrong about that? >> john, as you know, the supreme court is not bound by any explicit ethical rules, but, yeah, i would have to think any
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justice who had the kind of integrity we expect of all of our judges on the highest court in the land would look at a case like that and not want to touch it with a ten-foot pole. as recently as four years ago this was the argument that democrats made about why merrick garland deserved the vote before the 2016 election. republicans then didn't buy it. you know, i think the court can function with eight and in this context the court would have to function with eight because justices in that position, john, would have no choice but to recuse. >> we'll see. i think that's what all the guide lines and constitutional scholars would say as we've learned in the three-plus years of the trump administration, sometimes so what when it comes to rules and norms. let's look at the bigger issues here. america, whatever your views at home, this is an incredibly consequential moment. i'm not sure we can exaggerate the moment in terms of what a young trump -- younger court with three trump justices it, a 6-3 majority, we can show you the current court and in this court it's a 5-4 conservative majority but john roberts has
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gone back and forth and actually alienated a number of conservatives at times on issues like abortion, on issues like obamacare. he has tried to be with the democrats so that there's not too much turmoil in the country. that's list view of conservatism. don't accepted too much turmoil into the country but if you have a 6-3 majority, obamacare, almost certainly thrown how the, right, joan? religious liberty versus gay rights issues. the conservatives would have six vote, not be questioning where john roberts is going to end up, abortion rights and environmental regulations and voting rights rules. this the would be a new america in terms of legal perspective from the court. >> well, john, i agree that there will definitely be a new america in terms of the supreme court. it's going to affect the law for our children and our grandchildren, but i don't -- i wouldn't say outright that the affordable care act would be completely thrown out. i would hedge a little bit on that. you know, some -- when justice kennedy retired in 2018 several people predict that had immediately "roe v. wade" would
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be overturned. sometimes these things take a while, but i don't want to diminish your main point that the law in america has been transformed, and i also want to emphasize a point about the youthfulness of the trump appointees. he's looking at people who are in their late 30s and 40s. when clarence thomas came on in 1991, he was only 43 years old. he's now serving just about 30 years, and then some. he'll probably keep going for a while. so this is not something that will affect just our immediate cases like the affordable care act, but it's -- it's going to set the law of the land for generations. >> and, steve, to follow-up on that point, when kennedy retired it made roberts a much more influential person on court, he's chief justice but with the swing vote of kennedy gone roberts becomes more important. if president trump gets another judge will he become less
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northern? >> i think we'll see a lot more 6-3 majority whereas in the past every single swing vote was john roberts. we haven't seen aappointment to the court that moved the court so sharply to the right as joan mentioned justice thomas was appointed to replace thurgood marshall. this is why everybody's dander is up. it's not just that the election is two months away. it's that everyone understands the stakes of filling this particular seat at this moment in american history. >> it the a fascinating and because that have controversial moment and we will continue the conversation. joan and steve, grateful for your time and important insights. again. we'll continue this conversation. still ahead to us. back to the coronavirus. the british health minister warning the uk now at another tipping point. ♪ here? nah. ♪ here?
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there are new global concerns about the rise of the coronavirus, including lebanon which reported its highest daily number of new infections in just the last 24 hours. let's check in with our cnn correspondents around the world for global headlines. >> here in the uk british health officials say that the
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coronavirus panning democratic has turned the coroner a bad way, meaning things are getting worse just as president trump says that the virus in his country is going in the opposite direction. last week the uk imposed limits on social gatherings, but a week later it's not so clear whether or not that has had an impact or not. health officials announced that the virus was doubling every seven days moaning if that trajectory were to continue, in just a month the uk would have some 50,000 cases per day, more even than the u.s. to avoid that the government says it is stepping up enforcement of the rules that do exist, particularly quarantine where enforcement has been lax if there's been any at all. the government says it will pay lower income people in order to self-isolate and impose fines on those who don't. the health secretary warned brits to follow the results that are in place right now or prepare for them to get much stricter. in fact, they didn't even rule out the possibility of a second national lock doup.
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scott mclean, neon, london. >> reporter: sweden has confirmed its plan to when a coronavirus vaccine becomes available. there will be a scheme targeting adults particularly the elderly and vulnerable and children might be expected to vaccinate at least in the first phase because the swedish national health agency says there's no data that suggests that children spread the virus. they also believe a voluntary scheme for adults will be enough because there was such a high uptick of vaccination during the 2009 swine flu pandemic. some families though remain wary of any new vaccinations pause in 2009 there was a side effect to one swine flu vaccination medication and that was narcolepsy. more than 400 people had to be compensated in the end in sweden. max foster, cnn. >> reporter: here in france another record rise over the course of the weekend in the
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number of new cases of coronavirus. this as the city of paris and wider region sees a worrying rise in the number of people entering icus as well. over the course of the last three weeks an 89% rise in the number of people getting into intensive care for the greater paris region. this is something we've seen repeated in a number of big urban centers in the european continent. as people have gone back to school and back to work, the number of new cases rising, the number of people getting into hospital also rising, and authorities are trying to take new steps to stop that. in spain, madrid has announced part of the city under a partial lockdown. six southern districts of madrid are from today under hockdown. 850,000 people who will be confined to their homes, and this is something you're likely to see repeated in other places. several governments have announced for economic reasons they don't want to consider another national lockdown. cities though like here in france have been handed authority for fixing their new rules. the model that we've seen in madrid could be something we see
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the back to consume coronavirus disruption, a challenge for kids, parents and for teachers. as of september 10th, nearly 755,000 children infected and remote learning is the new normal for many american school children. chrissy cox is jonning us from illinois. we visited with you just againi beginning this experiment. how's it going? >> really well. we did increase our remote learning numbers to 23% but overall the things we have putt in place are working and i definitely credit my staff and our leadership to making sure that that's happening, that things are going well. >> we have pictures inside the classrooms here and showing them. >> sure. >> what has been the -- is the
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biggest challenge the challenge you thought it would be, whether that would be getting children to keep their masks on, to keep their distance? is it playing out as you anticipated or have you had to juggle through some surprises? >> i definitely think the biggest -- my biggest fear was the masks. the mask wearing. our students have done an amazing job with that, keeping the mask up over their nose. i thought that would be the biggest challenge and our children have done amazing. we have definitely had to rethink the way we meet as a staff and the way students are collaborative with one another so instead of playing math games together they're playing with their own materials in a physically distanced way, partnering but with the distance, going outside more. we are lucky to live in the state we live in with beautiful weather this time of the year so
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i don't think we have had to make as many adjustments for students. >> you have had one positive case since reopening? >> that is correct. >> walk through how that was handled and communicate the challenges to elementary school children, young children. >> absolutely. so yes, we have had one positive case. so we utilized the support of the health department to contact trace and quarantine anyone within six feet for longer than 15 minutes. those individuals returned friday. i think the most important things is what we are hearing, hand washing, physical distancing and wearing the mask are keeping the children and the staff at school. >> we are grateful for your time again and check in again. >> please do. >> sounds like you're doing as well as you can so far. >> we really -- yeah. it is a great thing. take care. >> it is a pleasure. you're doing the most important
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hello to our viewers in the united states and around the world. 200,000 american deaths, the united states very close, just about to pass that gut punch marker today. yet the president grades the coronavirus response an a-plus saying the united states is rounding the final turn. doctors and the data tell us that is not true. more on the virus later but we again with the death of supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg. word last hour, justice ginsburg will lie in repose at the supreme court this week and word from the president this morning to move full speed ahead with a replacement, 43 days from the november election. >> there are actually five i'm looking at. it's down to five and we're, you know, they're all -- it could be any one of them. i'll make a decision friday or saturday. i will announce it