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good morning, america. it's the final stretch in the presidential campaign, just 10 days before election day and it's coming as the u.s. hits a record number of coronavirus cases. fall surge. soaring coronavirus cases. the u.s. reaching a new record daily high. the top doctor in illinois brought to tears. >> excuse me please. >> a chicago curfew and the new development in the race of a vaccine. a top vie roll gist joins us live. the candidates campaigning trying to get their message across. president trump predicting victory as both candidates present starkly different takes on the pandemic. >> i'll go to every governor and urge them to mandate mask wearing in their states. >> we're not locking down anything. we're not going to lock down anything.
>> their pitches to the public. what a new poll is showing and the record number of voters heading to the polls. breaking overnight. officer fired. the cop in illinois involved in the shooting of an unarmed black man losing his job. what officials are saying about the death that fueled protests in the area. wildfire deaths. a couple married nearly 70 years losing their lives in one of those monstrous colorado infernos. strong winds fueling the flames. >> nature seems to be really against us right now. >> plus, the major fire threat on the way to california. and taking the lead. >> here's one shot into left. it is gone. >> the dodgers scoring a victory in game three of the world series. how a young fan earned his way into the stands by giving fellow fans a way to show their support.
hey, good morning, everybody. let's get right to the disturbing news overnight about the coronavirus pandemic. >> the huge and troubling headline. the u.s. saw more reported cases of the coronavirus friday than on any other day since the pandemic began. more than 83,000. >> and that beats the previous record set during the summer surge. abc's trevor ault is at the barclays center in brooklyn which this morning has been turned into an early voting location to help people stay socially distanced. trevor, good morning to you. >> reporter: whit, good morning. the barclays center is one of the few spaces that has the space for thousands of vote attorneys safely cast their ballots indoors while still following the cdc social distancing guidelines and right now that face is desperately needed because we're enduring a surge we haven't seen since july with cases on the rise in about 80% of the united states. this morning, doctors and medical officials warning a fall coronavirus surge is blanketing the united states.
>> it is frustrating to me to see all these people that are really suffering through this disease. >> reporter: this week 39 states reporting rising hospitalizations with 14 hitting record highs. illinois' director of the department of public health breaking down announcing her state's staggering caseload. >> for a total 364,033 since the start of this pandemic. excuse me please. >> reporter: chicago trying to cut off the damage with a curfew ordering nonessential businesses to close at 10:00 p.m. >> my biggest fear is that we won't get a control on this thing. i mean this is spiraling again out of control. >> reporter: in montana, cases have jumped more than 500% in the past five weeks. sandra sanderson says she and all six of her children became infected.
>> i would not want anybody's kids to go through the pain and suffering that we all went through together. >> reporter: across the midwest big ten football is back. >> he's going for the end zone, caught, touchdown. >> reporter: but the virus is ravaging states like ohio setting record highs three days in a row. the university of dayton announcing one of their students died from covid-19 on thursday at just 18 years old. this cincinnati doctor trying to put her community's 25 weekly deaths in perspective. >> imagine if a bus -- we had a fatal bus crash every week. would we act? yes, we would act. >> reporter: overseas protesters in italy clash with police in naples overnight throwing rocks and smoke bombs with strict new coronavirus measures and in poland the president testing positive as the virus surges. the world health organization warning the entire planet and particularly the northern hemisphere are at a critical juncture. >> the next few months are going
to be very tough and some countries are on a dangerous track. >> reporter: in the race for a vaccine, astrazeneca and johnson & johnson both announcing their late stage trials have resumed in the u.s. and dr. anthony fauci shedding light on the president's ongoing pandemic response saying trump hasn't attended a coronavirus task force briefing in several months and is instead listening to science adviser scott atlas who recently tweeted masks don't work against the virus. >> i definitely don't have his ear as much as scott atlas right now. that has been a changing situation. >> reporter: and researchers continue to stress the importance of wearing masks. researchers from the university of washington just published a study that said if 95% of the country wore masks by the end of february it could save about 130,000 lives. eva? >> trevor, a simple thing we can all do, thank you. now to politics. it's t-minus ten days to the election. in pensacola president trump
said the virus is, quote, going away. meanwhile today joe biden heads to the crucial state of pennsylvania where he will likely face questions about his assertion in thursday night's debate that he would transition america off fossil fuels. abc's white house correspondent rachel scott has the latest from the villages in florida where the president spoke yesterday. rachel, good morning to you. >> reporter: eva, good morning. the president holding those back-to-back rallies here in florida. his campaign knows if they lose this state, they are likely to lose the entire election and with just days to go the president's end game strategy, protect the states he won in 2016. just over a week until election day president trump on a final campaign blitz spending most of his time in states he won back in 2016. >> now we're going to win the state of florida. we're going to win four more years in the white house. >> reporter: in florida, the president packing in supporters at the villages, the nation's largest retirement community
still insisting the u.s. is rounding the corner with the pandemic. >> we're not entering a dark winter. we're entering the final turn and approaching the light at the end of the tunnel. >> reporter: but the u.s. is facing a surge in cases. a record-setting 83,000 reported friday alone and seniors have borne the brunt of the pandemic. polls showing older voters who have leaned republican in every presidential election since 2004 now shifting towards joe biden. as the president made his pitch, just miles away, these two registered republicans say they want him out. >> he has done too much damage to this country. >> reporter: on the campaign trail two stark responses to fighting the virus. >> i'll go to every governor and urge them to mandate mask wearing in their states. if they refuse, i'll go to the mayors and county executives and get local masking requirements in place nationwide. >> did you hear him last night? i'd lock down the country. we're not locking down anything. we're not going to lock down the country. >> reporter: the president seizing on biden's debate
comments about fossil fuels putting the former vp on defense. >> that could be one of the worst mistakes made in presidential debate history. >> we're not going to get rid of fossil fuels. we're going to get rid of the subsidies for fossil fuels. we won't get rid of fossil fuel for a long time. probably not until 2050. >> reporter: around the country record turnout. at least 54 million americans have already voted. >> i thought because he was not a, quote, politician and made a lot of promises he has kept those promises and made them so 2020 was a no-brainer for me to vote for president trump. >> reporter: from out the door lines in indiana to curbside voting in texas. >> to see the long line was fantastic. i don't mind standing in that line. i just want to vote. >> reporter: mike pence voting early too, casting his ballot there in his home state of indiana. six states already surpassing 1 million in-person votes but in
georgia hours' long lines once again prompting allegations of voter suppression. >> this is not a sign of excitement. it's a sign of incompetence. >> reporter: senator kamala harris urging voters at a drive-in rally to cast their ballot early. >> we have to at some point sit back and think why are they trying to make it so difficult and confusing for us to vote? and i think the answer is because they know our power. >> reporter: president trump will be heading to the polls today to cast his ballot. both campaigns now battling over voters in the sunshine state. former president barack obama will be on the ground in miami today campaigning for joe biden. this state absolutely critical. no candidate in the last six election cycles has gone on to win the white house without winning florida. whit? >> that final stretch, rachel scott for us, thank you so much. we appreciate it. of course, come november it's
your voice, your vote and we are helping to make it count by breaking down the rules and voting deadlines in some of the key states. so let's go to north carolina first here. the last day to request an absentee ballot is october 27th. ballots must be postmarked by election day. but the state is allowing until november 12th for those to be received in case the mail is slow. voters must complete their absentee ballot in front of a witness and the witness must also sign that ballot envelope. north carolina voters have already requested 1.4 million absentee ballots. let's go to texas now. another potential battleground state. absentee ballots must be postmarked by 7:00 p.m. on election day and received no later than 5:00 p.m. the day after the election. if you are voting in person, you are required to show a photo i.d. there. at the polls no one is allowed to use wireless communication devices, that includes cell phones and cameras, within 100 feet of voting stations. right now, texas leads early vote counts with nearly
6.4 million ballots already being cast by mail or in person. for more information on how to vote in your state, you can go to fivethirtyeight.com. dan, over to you. >> we want to remind everybody we'll have election night coverage all night long led by george stephanopoulos and the team at election headquarters in new york, d.c. and delaware. plus correspondents reporting live from battleground states across the country including correspondents named eva and whit, november 3rd, 7:00 eastern right here on abc. eva, over to you. >> we are all gearing up. now to that breaking news overnight. a police department in illinois taking action against an officer involved in a fatal shooting that sparked outrage. overnight an illinois police officer involved in the shooting of a black man fired. officials in the city of waukegan say they terminated the officer that discharged his firearm during that incident for multiple policy and procedure violations.
the officer is accused of killing 19-year-old marcellis stinnette and wounding his girlfriend tafarra williams. the shooting sparking outrage with protesters demanding justice. >> there is no warranting this. police brutality has gone too far. >> reporter: it all started tuesday night when police say they were investigating reports of a suspicious vehicle. officials say the car sped off. >> that officer exited his vehicle and the vehicle that he was investigating began to reverse towards the officer. the officer then pulled out his duty weapon and fired into the vehicle. >> reporter: those gunshots killing stinnette and wounding his girlfriend who was sitting in the driver's seat. >> tafarra, justice will be served because they left you to speak for the ones that can't speak. >> reporter: williams' attorneys tell abc news the relative speed of the officer's firing is a direct result of police reforms created by other high-profile cases of black men and women
being shot by police saying the cry for systemic change is heard loudly across the country in tafarra's name and marcellis'. demonstrators gathered this week, the victims' families are looking for answers and closure. >> the police officer is forgiven. >> amen. >> i have to forgive him. >> yes. >> that's what god want me to do. >> and the illinois state police are conducting an independent investigation into that shooting. the findings of that investigation will eventually be turned over to the state's attorney's office for review. whit? the u.s. navy is now investigating what caused a training plane that took off from florida to come crashing down in a residential neighborhood near mobile, alabama. both pilots on board were killed in that crash. you can see the fiery wreckage there. witnesses say the plane came straight down and exploded setting fire to a home and several cars.
>> the debris and stuff was flying. it was hot and flames. just up in the sky. i'm sure it had to be some kind of mechanical function that went haywire because it just dropped out of the sky it looked like. >> the navy says there have been no reports of anyone on the ground being injured. the names of the two pilots have not yet been released. we're going to turn to the raging wildfires in colorado. the two largest wildfires in that state's history burning just ten miles apart and weather conditions this weekend are threatening to make things worse. both in colorado and in california as well. abc's zohreen shah is in l.a. with the latest. zohreen, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. that latest colorado fire now 188,000 acres and growing. only 4% contained with no end in sight. multiple people missing. one son saying he suspected his elderly parent had died. this morning his worst fear confirmed. overnight the east troublesome
fire now the second largest in colorado's history taking the life of this couple, lyle and marilyn hileman. officials finding them in their burned home near grand lake. the couple married nearly 70 years calling their son as flames drew close, saying they would take their chances and seek refuge in their basement. the grand county sheriff reading this statement from the family. >> our family feels comfort in the knowledge our parents left this world together and on their own terms. they leave a legacy of hard work and determination to overcome, something all of the county will need. >> reporter: the fire fueled by fast winds and bone-dry conditions with red flag warnings in effect in certain areas exploding to more than 100,000 acres during one day this week and an area bigger than the size of denver. >> i've never seen anything like it before. >> reporter: thousands forced to evacuate. >> nature seems to be really against us right now. >> reporter: colorado experiencing the three worst fires in its history the past few weeks.
>> the dry grass, the dry trees, it really spread. >> reporter: the governor telling "gma" overnight the reasons are twofold. >> one is we're experiencing climate change, just as the world is, longer, hotter, drier summers. the other is just the utilization of our land. >> reporter: across that land colorado wildlife disrupted. 200 horses moved to safety and evacuees seen here slowing down as a herd of elk crossed in front of cars. the fire so intense officials have no idea how many homes have been lost. >> i really want to make that message really as a primary message to our community we're not withholding information. we're not trying to delay information getting out there. we don't know. >> reporter: the good news is there is a snowstorm in colorado expected this weekend. officials hoping it will give them a chance to get back on their feet. as for right here in california pg&e may cut power to over 1 million people tomorrow. they want to prevent the chance of sparking wildfires as extreme
weather returns. guys? >> zohreen shah for us, thank you. let's check in on the weather and rob marciano who is tracking the wildfire danger for us. good morning, rob. >> reporter: hey, good morning, eva. we are seeing changing weather conditions that will eventually benefit at least the colorado fires, but it's going to be widespread fire danger through the rest of the week. let's go over what's happening today. red flag warnings remain posted. they calm down a little as far as winds yesterday. humidity came up but winds will crank again so the two big fire also have a hard time with gusts to 60 miles per hour and then our attention switches towards california as we go to sunday, monday and then tuesday. winds could gust over 70 miles per hour in the sacramento
valley and san francisco tomorrow night. into sunday morning -- into monday morning, could see winds gusting 40, 50, 60, 70 mile in the city there is. this could be on par with the 2017 event, the 2019 event. we could see -- good morning, looking at a little bit of fog here from mt. tam, and sunshine arrives today with that onshore flow, but things all change tomorrow. for gusty offshore winds, red flag warnings, and looking at the winds beginning to ramp up by the afternoon. then colder mornings and warmer afternoons into next week. 68 today in oakland, look for 72 in santa rosa, as well as san jose, mid-60s downtown. the accuweather seven-day forecast, red flag warning starts tomor >> reporter: we actually have snow coming to colorado to help in the wildfire fight. we are, of course, in the height of pumpkin patching and pumpkin picking for halloween. so we're at a local nursery here in westchester county to highlight a beautiful patch. we'll talk more about that throughout the next hour and a half.
guys, back over to you. >> some good looking pumpkins there. i could use some fresh ones. the squirrels have been eating my pumpkins this year. they dig right through it. >> reporter: they love the pumpkins. >> #suburbanproblems. >> exactly. >> grab me a couple gourds. thank you, rob. we'll talk soon. let's talk baseball. dodgers taking game three with an early commanding lead and maybe it had a little something to do with the very special fan cheering them on from the stands. janai joins us with the california team who earned a ticket to that big game. janai, good morning. >> good morning. yeah, those tickets weren't cheap, costing more than 600 bucks each, but this kid has always dreamed of going to a world series game and when we say he earned it we mean he put in the hard work and long hours finding a way to turn dodgers blue into green and buying his own ticket. this morning the l.a. dodgers taking a 2-1 lead in the world series crushing the tampa bay rays in game three. >> and it is gone. >> reporter: l.a. running up the score hitting multiple home runs early.
star pitcher walker buehler put on a historic performance. >> struck him out. >> reporter: the team giving fans in texas a whole lot to cheer for. in the stands 14-year-old zachary menlove and his father. tickets to one of the biggest nights in baseball, paid off through hard work straight from zachary's front lawn. los angeles natives zachary and his brother joshua began a spray painting business decorating neighbors' lawns with dodger signs. zachary saving his earnings for a trip to global life stadium. the family brought "gma" along as they entered the stadium and made it to their seats. >> it was really fun to be working hard, save up all the money and finally have it happen and finally be able to go and watch the dodgers win. >> i'm so proud of him and josh, his brother. i think one of the biggest things that i love so much about
it is just they're seeing their hard work pay off. >> reporter: what began as a fund-raiser months ago to achieve zachary's dream of attending the world series, the young dodger fan says the business doesn't stop here. >> it's really to make people feel happy and this is just the beginning for our business. there is no stopping us. >> we could branch out and do like halloween and christmas. >> and so this actually started as an april fools' day prank spray painting a dodger sign on the lawn of a family member who roots for the angels. but neighbors saw it, wanted their own and their booming business was born. how about that, made it to the game and got to see a win. not bad. >> the prank paid off. >> yes, exactly. >> i like how it all started through mischief. man, a boy after my own heart. janai, thank you. a major breakthrough. the scramble to protect the u.s. from murder hornets. the first nest has been found. how scientists were able to track down these predators. also, children and the pandemic. meet kids taking part in vaccine trials and virologist dr. larry corey joins us.
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the feeling behind it, words can't even explain. welcome back to "gma" on this saturday morning. local artists in anderson, south carolina, coming together to honor chadwick boseman who died in august after battling colon cancer. the new art exhibit features works that show boseman throughout his life and as some of his famous characters from "black panther." they say boseman inspires them to not give up on their dream. so many people still in shock over that loss. >> beautiful art to honor him. let's take a look at the other big stories we're following this morning. happening right now, doctors and medical officials warning a fall coronavirus surge is blanketing the united states with 39 states reporting rising
hospitalizations, 14 hitting record highs. the world health organization warning the entire world and particularly the northern hemisphere that we are at a critical juncture saying the next few months are going to be very tough. also right now, dash cam video capturing the terrifying moments a jeep is seen tumbling down the side of a mountain near telluride, colorado. take a look at that. police say the driver had stepped out of the vehicle leaving a passenger and her dog in the car when it started to roll. both were thrown from the vehicle. the woman was badly injured but is expected to survive. decker, a black lab puppy is said to be fine. this morning arnold schwarzenegger revealing on twitter he underwent heart surgery. "the terminator" star tweeting in part thanks to the team at the cleveland clinic i have a new aortic valve to go along with my new pulmonary valve from my last surgery. i feel fantastic. this is, as that tweet inferred, the second time schwarzenegger has had heart surgery in the past two years. we do start this half hour
with a look at how children are rolling up their sleeves in the efforts to develop a coronavirus vaccine. that's as others are fighting off lingering effects of the virus. abc's david wright has more. >> reporter: 13-year-old maggie flannery is what they call a covid-19 long-hauler. >> i try to just focus on the days that i do feel very good. >> reporter: she's had plenty of ups and downs since first testing positive. >> for some people it's a lot worse than others. >> it's scary as a parent. she was very, very sick for months. >> reporter: more than 740,000 children have tested positive since the pandemic began. about 10% of the total. while the disease can still be deadly the mortality rate is dramatically lower among children. so despite the pressure to re-open schools, officials say most of the vaccines being developed will go to seniors first. >> first like took my nasal swab, the swab up your nose. and then they took the blood
test which actually hurt less than expected. and then they gave me the vaccine. >> all done. >> reporter: but at cincinnati's children's hospital 12-year-old abinav and his dad are volunteering in a pfizer vaccine trial. >> i'm happy to see him doing his part. >> reporter: so is 16-year-old kaitlyn evans willingly putting herself at risk for the rest of us. >> i'm just hoping that they can use whatever they get from me and that it helps them put out a vaccine as soon as possible. >> reporter: hoping to help others like maggie. >> i'm so much better now than i was a couple months ago so i'm hopeful in a couple of months i'll be able to go back to all the stuff i was doing last year. >> reporter: for "good morning america," david wright, abc news. >> thanks to david. let's bring in dr. larry corey, a virologist in seattle. he's also the head of the national institutes of health vaccine clinical trials network. doctor, good morning, thanks for joining us.
let's start by asking is it absolutely necessary to test these vaccines on children? as a parent, i see these pictures and get worried for the kids. >> well, yes, it's incredibly important that we understand how these vaccines work in children. you know, safety, of course, is the utmost importance. we expect some of the vaccines's platforms have been better for others than children. as you just noted, the vaccine testing program in children is just being initiated. we need to generate enough safety data and understand what is the dose we give children before we start giving widespread use of young and older children and before we vaccinate our own kids and my grandkids. >> so we need to test it on children so that we can deliver it safely to the rest of the children in america and around the world. so i get that. but as you're testing it on these children are there specific safety concerns that need to be addressed?
>> well, of course. once you find out the local reactions, are there fevers, and other things we see with vaccines. what's the best dose to use in children? maybe use a slightly lower dose in children. that gets a good immune response that we think will be the kind of protective response we would see in adults in which we're actually testing the effectiveness. >> let me ask a bit of a broader question here. even before a vaccine or vaccines are approved we already know many people are saying that they don't want to take the vaccines. they don't trust it. so what needs to be done to ensure public trust here? >> well, public trust needs transparency. we need transparency of the scientific information from the clinical trials we're doing, just how good are the vaccines, do they work in the populations i identify with? can we assure that the advisory committees associated with how vaccines are utilized in our country, agree with the discussion to provide whether it's expanded use or emergency use authorization or the actual licensure of the drugs of the
vaccine? the physicians of the country support its use. it's clear that the process approval was free of politics. we want our politicians to arrange that the vaccine gets covered and paid for and distributed free, but, frankly, that's all we want them to do. we want to listen to the expert committees. we have a very tried and true regulatory process that has been developed over the last 50 years in vaccines and know that it works and want to make sure it continues to work for covid-19 vaccines. >> dr. larry corey, really appreciate your insight on a saturday morning. thank you very much. eva, over to you. let's check in with rob marciano at the pumpkin patch this morning. again, how are you doing? >> reporter: i'm doing great, eva. plenty of pumpkins here at larchmont nurseries. we talk about frost on the pumpkins. we can get snow on the pumpkins as well. check out the video out of spokane, washington, where they got over six inches of snow there. trees still have the leaves on them so tree limbs coming down.
power outages there, a record october day snowfall there and in missoula, montana, abc bureau, josh hoyos at work on the camera. look at that. snow coming down sideways. looks like a blizzard, a piece of the action coming into colorado that will help the snow situation but we have red flag warnings and evacuations happening in denver and parts of colorado in the same spot that could see a foot of snow come late tomorrow into monday as this storm system gets going and brings in another chunk of cold air, again, over a foot possibly and more snow coming to minneapolis which has already seen record low temperatures coming in tomorrow morning. that's a check on the na temperatures in the 60s and 70s, partly to mostly sunny skies.on >> reporter: this weather forecast sponsored by mass
mutual. guys, i promised the owners here that dan and whit on the way home to their suburban homes would come through here and buy all these pumpkins because they're overloaded here. this one, i think you agree, whit, this one kind of reminds me of dan's brain. kind of over large. >> i wasn't sure where you were going with that. >> that's actually just the frontal lobe. it's much bigger than that. >> much bigger, that's right, yes, okay. >> reporter: big brain for sure. >> big brain. >> reporter: see you in a little bit guys. >> thank you so much. we appreciate it. yeah, i got a little nervous there for a second. you never know with rob. that's why we love him so much. coming up here on "good morning america," the first murder hornet's nest discovered in the u.s. travel safety, how a new program is helping to re-open the borders for airline passengers. passengers. borders for airline passengers. when disaster strikes to one, we all get together and support each other.
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we really do feel like we're building something that is a common good. >> reporter: the cdc and customs and border protection have said they're encouraged by the common pass pilot program for that first flight this week. enlisting volunteers to use the service, travel advisers robin and j.d. took the test at london heathrow before flying to newark. basically you just showed your phone whenever you needed to prove that you had taken that test. >> yes, yes. when i went to board the flight i scanned it right in and it gave the authorization that i was covid-19 negative. >> i felt much safer knowing that everyone around me had just tested. everyone was negative. >> reporter: it's not just test results. meyer says the system is ready to eventually process vaccination records. what happens when a vaccine comes out? is this app still relevant? >> yeah, very much so because, remember, there's not just going to be one vaccine. there are many promising vaccine candidates. what that means is countries who are making this decision about
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60 over in oakland. from mt. tam, the fog, good air quality, looking at a nice day. it's throughout the afternoon. 53 in concord. look for 60s and 70s with that onshore flow, and the visibility reduced in the north bay, but tomorrow, yeah, liz, high fire danger. >> up next, much more on the weekend wind storm expected to bring extreme fire weather conditions, prompting a warning but i can't say i expected this. because it was easy.
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