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my own. you know, you have to keep on keeping on. >> that's all for this edition of "dateline." i'm craig melvin. thank you for watching. first up on msnbc, new fallout, dramatic measures taken by some key health officials, after the coronavirus turns up inside the white house. day at the beach? not so fast for some places. across america today, what is opening and what will stay closed. a medical mystery deepens. new details on how the coronavirus is affecting very young kids. and it's leaving doctors on high alert. test case. one theme park is reopening, but with new and strict rules. will it give america's biggest attractions a glimpse of the
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future. >> it is sunday. it is may 10th. it is mother's day. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm lindsey reiser. if you're socially isolated from your mom, you can give her a call. >> by zoom. >> let's look at rochester, new york, after a historically cold night. this is the hometown of one of our producers. and yesterday, the city set a record low for may 9th with 29 degrees. >> i remember those tempts in may and june. the little theater, kitty-corner from the nbc affiliate, channel 10, that gave some people their start. >> like yours truly. >> good morning, rochester. the city will begin miailin five free face masks to every
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folks. and more states are gearing up to reopen. kentucky and new hampshire will be easing lockdowns. restaurants in arkansas, arizona and indiana will be open with new restrictions. mississippi and most of florida will open up salons and barbershops. >> passengers on amtrak and american airlines will have to wear face masks while traveling. they're the latest to implement the new safety measures to prevent the spread of covid-19. and american airlines say they will provide passengers with masks and sanitizing wipes. in the bay area, tesla filing a lawsuit against alameda county from prohibiting the car company from reopening. elon musk threatening to move the employee's and headquarters from that location to texas or nevada, where shelter-in-place rules are less restrictive.
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at the white house, three members of the task force are self-quarantined after possible exposure to coronavirus. anthony fauci, robert redfield and stephen hahn will quarantine for 14 days. >> and at this point, there's 1.3 million cases of coronavirus across the united states. nearly 80,000 people have lost their lives. >> monica allbaugh is at the white house. how concerned is the white house about more people being exposed. who is being done to confront this? >> reporter: last night's news the significant, given dr. anthony fauci is the highest-profile member of the coronavirus task force, to make this decision to go into what he is calling a modified
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quarantine. that's to self-isolate for two, full weeks after being exposed to somebody who tested positive for coronavirus. that comes as this lead health expert is following his own guidance that he's given to millions of americans for the past few months, which is to take all of the precautions necessary, if you have been around somebody who has been tested positive and infected with the virus. and he joins doctors redfield and hahn. they are doing a full quarantine. they are stecheduled to appear before a senate committee. they're going to do that remotely. dr. fauci may go to that model. he may come to the white house if asked to do so. he may go into his own office. and what's significant about that is he is such a central part to the coronavirus task force. as you see last week, reports
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they were going to be dwindling that down. and the president coming back and saying, that will stay indefinitely. this underscores why when you see the aides being infected, creating a ripple effect of panic among other staffers, who hadn't been concerned about being around others who had the virus. we saw new measures this week. they will do more frequent cleaning for people that came into contact with those individuals. they are asking u.s. secret service agents around the president and vice president throughout the day, to wear face coverings. that is new here. it's week eight of the pandemic. and only now is the white house starting to take serious measures into effect. >> why aren't the president and the vice president going into
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quarantine? both have been in contact with these people that are positive. >> reporter: they are what the white house deem official and essential employees, whose work is essential to the continued pandemic. the white house says they are tested daily. they have tested negative so far. they will be monitored closely. vice president mike pence, once his secretary did test positive, he went on a trip to iowa. a lot of people feel that testing helps them bolster that argument, that the president and the vice president are okay to be working. but as you know, testing isn't always a sure thing. and if you don't have access to testing, like millions of americans around the country, that's the key to getting back to work. they certainly do have that and that's why they feel more comfortable, guys. >> all right. >> testing and contact tracing. >> nbc's monica alba.
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thank you. now, to the latest on states reopening their economies. want to show you the big picture. the states in green are loosening anywhetheir restrictid partially opening businesses and public spaces. >> including some beaches. in maryland, they're open with restrictions. like this one in martin county, florida. that will be open for residents only. but with memorial day just two weekends away, virginia beach remains closed. and preps are under way for its reopening. an official date has not been announced. cori coffin is not at the beach. she is joining us from new york central park. that saw more like winter weather than it did with beach weather. with the first snowfall since 1977. a lot of people are cautious about the reopening of parks and beaches. cori? >> reporter: yeah. unfortunately, i don't get to
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have the beach attire here up in the northeast, at least. we're going to be maybe a little longer for that one. yeah. i think there's still so many precautions being taken, especially in this area. it is vastly different across the country, depending on where you are. but most states have some restrictions still in place. it really is only a few states that have their entire stay-at-home orders have lapsed. take a listen to what customers had to say, people going back into those stores and what business owners had to tell us. >> we have no idea what to expect, opening the doors. commerce are trickling in. and the general consensus is that everyone is excited to get back to life. we're trying to do that as safely as possible. >> there's people not wearing masks. they're not keeping their social distance. and they have a care-free attitude towards it. >> i'm not going to be taking my family out too much, as far as when things open up. we will probably be staying home.
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>> how do you know? how do you know when to lift it? >> reporter: a lot of people asking that question this morning. and trying to remain cautious was not the case in california, where a flower market had to be shut down because it was so popular. so many people inundating that flower market. in nevada, small businesses were starting to open up. but the casinos that make them money are shuttered. texas is one of the states where the stay-at-home order has lapsed. almost all businesses are reopening in texas. and there's protests in washington state, people urging the governor to lift their stay-at-home orders there. rhode island became the first state in our region to lift their stay-at-home orders and begin moving again. parts of new york can begin moving again after may 15th, according to the governor yesterday. however, large parts of new york will remain likely closed after that, including manhattan, where
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we've got the field hospital behind us, by samaritan's purse, shutting down after it has treated some 200 patients, guys. a bit of good news there. we see the numbers going down. but officials say they're not far enough down yet. >> they will accept new patients. but it will take a few weeks for the field hospital to be shut down and the tents to be taken down in central park. cori coffin, thank you. to pennsylvania, where there's some counties and some communities that are set to defy the governor's orders. the state is scheduled to reopen some parts but others not so much. joining us from pennsylvania is maura barrett. that county is under a partial lockdown. can you tell how people are
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reacting? >> people here are frustrated, kendis. here in mifflin county, they have met requirements that the governor put into place in order to reopen. but they're still not allowed to reopen. take a look at this map. the entire eastern side of pennsylvania is in red. that means stay-at-home orders are in effect. if you look at the northwest to north-central quadrant, that reopened yesterday. retail businesses were allowed to reopen and the stay-at-home order was lifted. when you look at the southwestern part of the state, that will be reopening on friday. and here in mifflin county, we're right east of the center of the state. and the eastern side of pennsylvania borders new jersey, easy access to new york. that's where we see the hot spots in these cases. when i talk to business owners here in mifflin county, they're frustrated because they had 50 cases total across the span of the pandemic. it's a more rural county and people were spread out. and businesses were starting to come back in the small town.
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and they needed the time to get businesses going. but behind me, the store fronts are dark. i spoke to the owner of a home and garden center. we visited there on friday. and there was a plethora of flowers he wouldn't sell for mother's day. he couldn't sell for springtime. and he put in the orders last fall. he's concerned about the future of his business, and other businesses like his. he expressed frustration with the governor. take a listen. >> as for a governor, i feel he's doing a terrible job. he is a lame duck and he is showing it right now because he doesn't care what happens for re-election. he knows he's not up for re-election. and whatever happens, happens. i know he wants to err on the side of caution. but our lives have to go on. our immune systems have to get built up to this pandemic. there's other stuff we're missing out on. we're going to be in big trouble down the road. the governor will destroy the
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small businesses of pennsylvania. >> reporter: this county and several other counties have sent petitions to the governor's office. i reached out to the governor's office, to figure out why the counties can't reopen, even though they have met the threshold. and i never got a response back. local officials telling me that this pandemic is sink or swim for some businesses in the area. guys? >> we saw some businesses like the salon owner in dallas, who had to go to jail for seven days. she was bailed out by the governor. are any business owners willing to tell you they would risk that? >> reporter: he was thinking about it. they are putting at risk the ppp loans. and they're putting at risk the license to stay open at all, which would threaten the future of their business. it's a short timeline that a lot of the businesses have to stay on that line of being reopened or closed permanently at all.
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>> okay. nbc's maura barrett, joining us from lewistown, pennsylvania. joining us is dr. benjamin could cowling. thanks for joining us. as countries around the globe begin reopening, there's some parts of asia, including where you are, in hong kong, relaxed restrictions without seeing cases. they did this with three things. data sharing, and targeted testing and contract tracing. tell me about that strategy and how it's been effective. >> i think contact tracing is the most important. what we found when we diagnosed case on testing, they often passed on infection to another person. we need to trace the contacts and get ahead of the virus. that's successful in hong kong and south korea and a number of other places, as well. >> is that achievable in a place
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that's as large as the u.s.? >> it's going to be difficult with the numbers of cases as high as they are in the u.s. if you get the numbers of cases down to a low level, or where the numbers are low, maybe contact tracing could be really, really valuable, so you could open up and have assurance that the numbers aren't going to jump up and up and up. >> what lessons can we learn from south korea? it's one of the countries that's succe successfully combatted this pandemic. after they started reopening just this past weekend, the fourth day of the reopening, the mayor of seoul ordered the city's bars and nightclubs to be shut down indefinitely. this, after a cluster of dozens of infections were discovered. what are we to make of that? and what should other countries take from this, their actions? >> south korea has done really
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well. i think what we're now going to see in places like south korea, as they relax the measures and they're looking to fine-tune the measures, so the numbers of cases stay at low level. we know they're not going to be zero for the next few weeks and months. they will come up a little bit. they are not too disruptive, but keep the number of infections as low as possible. >> as we see states in the u.s. start to reopen, is things like social distancing and wearing face coverings, is that enough to prevent another surge in cases. >> in south korea, what we've learned is a lot of testing is really useful. contact tracing is really useful. and some social distancing is probably important for the foreseeable future. i don't think we can go back to life last year, even if we are doing a lot of testing and contact tracing. the more testing and the contact tracing we do, the less social distancing we have to do in the coming months. >> the majority of what we're not doing here in the u.s.
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thank you, doctor. appreciate your time. coming up, why investigators are taking a closer look at the death, the murder, really, of that black man who was shot and killed in atlanta. plus, the major test on the other side of the world, as a theme park opens in china. why it could serve as a road map when the u.s. weighs the cost of opening attractions here. i've always loved seeing what's next. and i'm still going for my best, even though i live with a higher risk of stroke due to afib not caused by a heart valve problem. so if there's a better treatment than warfarin, i'll go for that. eliquis. eliquis is proven to reduce stroke risk better than warfarin. plus has significantly less major bleeding than warfarin. eliquis is fda-approved and has both. what's next? sharing my roots. don't stop taking eliquis unless your doctor tells you to, as stopping increases your risk of having a stroke. eliquis can cause serious and in rare cases fatal bleeding. don't take eliquis if you have an artificial heart valve
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new video and photographs have emerged in the killing of ahmaud emory. >> there's a new look from the side of the shooting. >> reporter: new video in the case of ahmaud arbery. it is reviewing this sur stray
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lens vid surveillance video, showing a person walking up to a house and then leaving. that man, they believe, was arbery. this evidence was consistent with the evidence known to us. know iing the house was empty, under construction. and that video was reviewed before the mcmichaels were arrested. arbery's death sparked nationwide protest. the 25-year-old, seen running, his family says, unarmed. the mcmichaels spursuing arbery because they thought he was a burglary suspect. arbery's mother has not watched that video made public. what was your reaction when you heard the mcmichaels had been arrested. >> actually, i was in a numb state because i had waited for too months. two months and two weeks. >> reporter: william ryan recorded the video of the shooting. his attorney, kevin goff.
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was he with the mcmichaels? >> he was trying to get a picture. >> reporter: why? >> there had been a number of crimes in the neighborhood. he didn't recognize him. and a vehicle he did recognize was following him. >> reporter: goff says his client has fully cooperated and showed the video to local police, when it happened back in february. but no arrests until the gbi got involved. now, the state attorney general is looking how the case was handled. two prosecutors recused himself over conflicts of interest. nbc was not able to locate an attorney for the mcmichaels. on the streets of brunswick, a deafening roar in honor of arbery. >> i wish the world could have got a chance to know ahmaud, to love amhmad. >> ahmaud would be 26 this past friday. today could be one of the
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coldest mother's day on record, as we see a second day of cold weather sweeping the northern part of the u.s. but forecasters now say that winter temperatures should let up today. and temperatures could return tomorrow into tomorrow. >> as kendis mentioned, it snowed in central park. the national weather service said yesterday tied a record in 1977, for the latest snowfall in the season. but a lot of people have to be outside. it affected a lot of people outside, like these people waiting in a food line in chelsea, massachusetts. temperatures in the 20s. the cold was caused by a late in the season polar vortex. because it's 2020. tomorrow, the world will see a major test, as disneyland shanghai reopens to the public. could it be a blueprint for theme parks in the united states? here's part of the reporting from nbc's jo ling kent. >> reporter: whether you had your sights set on a theme park, a cruise or a camp this summer,
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your vacation plans are likely hanging in the balance. disney says it lost $1 billion because of closed theme parks. disney shanghai will open on may 11th to a limited number of visitors, no word on when disneyland or disney world will welcome fans back. this comes after 100,000 workers were furloughed last month. including melissa. >> i love my job. >> reporter: she is waiting for unemployment. the federal relief check was just enough to cover her bills. >> i've always been able to provide for myself. and that's not really something i can do anymore. >> reporter: six flags plans to reopen some parks soon. but to visit magic mountain, for example, reservations will be required. even for season pass holders. although universal studio parks have not allowannnounced when t will be back in business, be ready for the social distancing and temperature chex and masks.
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>> joining us now issibile. the new rules limit who can go into disneyland. tickets sold out quickly online. what other new rules are in place? >> reporter: it's a big deal. the first major theme park since the coronavirus shut down. shanghai disneyland closed three months ago, on february 25th. this is a big test to roll this hou out. they will require people to wear masks throughout the theme park. except for eating. you can take it off for dining. they are using the government-issued early detection and tracing system, in order to make sure that people are staying healthy throughout their experience at the theme park. they're also going to be operating at 30% capacity. that's what the chinese
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government has mandated from disney. now, in normal times, they would have had 80,000 visitors a day. now, they're going to work to having about 25,000 visitors. disney said they're not going to be at 30% capacity on day one. they're going to take a couple weeks to get to that number. we're going to see how this works out. this is a big test for the company. >> and an important test for the company, which is losing millions of millions of dollars every day those parks have been closed. i've seen some creative folks who have had mask with holes in it for a straw. you know, there's ways to get around it, i guess. a pew research poll shows the majority of americans are worried that state governments are lifting restrictions too quickly, even though they could reopen. might this shanghai situation suggest there's pent-up demand? >> yes. absolutely. plenty of people around the
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world are sick and tired of stastay s at home. they want to go to a theme park and have fun and spend some money. the fact that tickets were sold out before they were opened, speaks to pent-up demand. when it comes to how most americans are feeling if social distance guidelines are being lift lifted when they want to feel safe when they're outside and having fun. we talked about governors having the power to reopen the u.s. economy. they can lift sanctions and allow businesses to open. they can allow people to work outside. in terms of spending, it's up to the consumer. >> and cruises want to start setting sail in august and are seeing unprecedented demand. >> that, indeed.
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>> people looking forward to entertainment. >> yeah, they are. props on your skype room. nice touch with the flowers, and the branding and the yahoo! >> a few weeks, now. i like it. eight out of ten. the french judge gave it a two. we never liked her anyway. >> with many restrictions, perhaps some reservations, too. france starts to relax its lockdown, paris will not. could france be a good model to follow? your insurance, so you only pay for what you need! [squawks] only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪ when taking a break from everyday life is critical to everyone's health, there is one thing we can all do together:
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quarantine away from my family. it's the anxiety and the uncertainty that comes, that if something happens to me, i'm not able to see my 9-year-old grow up and graduate from high school and have her first child. >> i tried to find a balance between it. >> that's one parent that is working on the front lines and going home and raising a family. we want to say happy mother's day. and to germany, where it is also mother's day. a lot of people won't be able to leave their homes. the country in the first stages of officially reopening. museums and stores and some restaurants are back in business, but with some restrictions. >> let's go to karl in berlin. what is the new normal looking like? is sunday brunch for mom on the table? >> good question. i think there are a lot of families that will be able to celebrate some sort of mother's day today. that's because the chancellor announcing that germany seems to have weathered the first phase
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of this pandemic, now clearly moving into a second phase. and a lot of that has to do with lifting the restrictions for so many weeks here. that means the opening of museums, shopping malls, hair dressers and schools reopening, as well. that's a mother's day gift for some parents, as well. that doesn't mean there's not restrictions in place. for example, if you wanted to get the long-awaited haircut after weeks of being under lockdown, you go to the hairdresser, here's what you have to do. you have to leave your name and your contact information. that's for contact tracing. if somebody at the salon tests positive for covid-19, they want to track down anybody that was there to control those cases. all of this reopening, this comes with a backdrop of a lot of caution here. some new data coming in yesterday shows this very important reproduction number has spiked up once again. it's now above the level that is
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considered safe here in germany. that means there's searchly some towns that are pausing the reopen. this is all part of the plan. some people are referring to an emergency break, a good metaphor here in germany. if there are new cases and new infections, if this spikes again, she will reimpose some of the lockdowns that had been in place. germany is moving cautiously. but some mother's day gifts here, as well. >> it's good to know. and everything is divisive here in the united states. have there been protests against the lockdown in germany? >> it's important to mention that the vast majority of germans support what the government is doing. there have been some protests. on this field, where i'm standing in front of germany's parliament building, there were protesters here yesterday.
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i spoke with a few of the protesters. this is a strange coming together of the far right and the far left. people on the left worried about the erosion of the constitutional freedoms. the country that's always on-guard for that, given its history. and on the far right, there's conspiracy theories circulating here, as well, just like the u.s. there are protests but the majority are agreeing with what the government is doing. >> carl, live for us in berlin. thank you. over to neighboring france, where they're preparing to ease the lockdown restrictions in less than 24 hours. they have one of the highest death rates in europe. but officials say the virus is showing science of slowing down. >> molly hunter is live in the city of lights. tomorrow is the big day. is paris ready? >> hey, guys. that's the question that we won't know. and city officials we've spoken with, say we will have to wait
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and see. and the public will have to be patient, like we heard carl saying. this is a give and take. they will open some and see how it goes and make decisions. we had a great conversation with the deputy mayor in paris. and paris is doing something slightly differently with schools. take a listen. >> i can't claim that we are ready. we don't know all of the challenges that reopening schools, public buildings, shopping will be. we decided, of course, schools should be the priority for struggling against inequalities and helping people who need to go to work, having a solution for their children. >> reporter: so, what they're doing, they are hand-picking kids based on their social economic status. do they have parents who speak french? do they have ipads at home? and they are taking kids of essential workers. it's easier to get back to work if you're not homeschooling a 5-year-old. one of the big issues that
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cities will have is transportation. how to start moving people around safely. france is doubling down on bikes. there is a bike liane behind me. they are turning one of the biggest commuter thoroughways into a bike highway. some of the european cities are watching this to see how it works out. when i was talking to the deputy mayor, i asked him in a subtle, american way, about all of the things that make paris, paris. the big museums. the wine bars, the cafes, rubbing elbows, all of the kissing. and he laughed and said, luckily, so much of the city's charm remains free, just like the view behind me. >> asking about kissing in a subtle way. guess you had to be there. >> how do you do that in a subtle way? >> interesting strategies. molly hunter, live in paris. thanks. >> appreciate it. some cities here are doing the shutdown of the streets. seattle is shutting down some 20 miles of roadways for people. the white house, in the meantime, is taking new safety
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developing this morning, three members of the white house covid-19 task force are now under self-quarantine. we're talking about dr. anthony fauci, of course, the cdc director, dr. robert redfield. and the fda commissioner stephen hahn. they are quarantining after possible exposure to the virus. >> and two staffers at the white house tested positive the last few days. joining now is a political insider. how closely were the staffers working with the president and the vice president? does this mean that pence and trump should be quarantining? >> yeah. it's a really tricky situation. certainly, it's very high-risk because of the two white house staffers, the vice president's press secretary, and also the oval office valet, who tested
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positive. it's very plausible they had close contact with the president, herb especially over last few weeks. it's gets more positive when you add to the fact that someone positive for the coronavirus may not test positive until a few days after they've been infected. it's difficult to know how prolonged the contact was. exactly how closely they were working with the president and whether the president and the vice president and other critical members of the west wing were adequately protected while they were interacting with the officials. certainly, you know, consistent testing and adhering to social distancing measures within the white house, which president trump has not exactly has been the most willing to follow in the past. that could be very, very important, especially in the coming days. >> "the new york times," in the meantime, points out the president is facing the challenge of convincing americans it would be safe to go back to work. at the same time, showing that
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even his own workplace may not be safe from coronavirus. what are the optics there? is it really raising the question of, if anyone is really safe? >> yeah. obviously, it's not until, especially because the president has said that we're going to come back better and stronger than ever from this. and just in the last week, we found out that multiple members in the white house, in his own staff, in ivanka trump's personal staff tested positive for this. and really, it's a stark juxtaposition when you look at the white house itself and what the president is saying to the rest of the country. it raises questions about the fact that, if he were to reopen the country, if he were to say it ee's completely safe to go b out, are americans going to take his word for that? we have shown data that showed states that didn't have
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lockdowns right away, people were staying inside their homes. it's not a question of when and where you have lockdowns. it's a question of how much do americans trust the president's messaging that this is going to get better when, you know, it's hit his inner circle. >> that's one of the things that has been critical. many of the polls have shown that the people -- the american people, do not trust the president on this matter. thanks to you. >> fast tracking a vaccine. what we know about the human trials that are currently under way. plus, how antibody testing could play a role in the development process. so i listen to audible almost any time that i can. it's my own thing that i can do for me. since i don't have time to read, i mean i might as well listen. if i want to catch up on the news, or history, or learn what's going on in the world, i can download a book and listen to it. i listen to spanish lessons sometimes to and from work. yea, it makes me want to be better. audible reintroduced this whole world to me.
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dr. omar, a director of the yale institute for global health. doctor, good morning to you. thank you for being here. what is the fast track vaccine development looking like? >> well, so far so good. but there are a lot of steps to go. right now, we have approximately 11 vaccines in human trials. what that means is these bilogic products have been developed, now they're being developing in human tests. so far as we are concerned, this is cause for cautious optimism. meaning a lot of things have gone right so far, but for things to continue to go right, there are several steps that are ahead of us. >> there's a new study out of new york that indicates what a lot of people have been wondering. people who have recovered from coronavirus do in fact carry antibodies. what does that mean in terms of developing this vaccine? >> so, that bodes well. so obviously, there are several steps to go in that line of inquiry as well, meaning what
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are the corlalets of protection but that is one of the initial steps, this is an encouraging sign. that means that natural disease seems to be inducing antibodies and neutralizing antibodies through a couple steps of studies. among those patients, so that is really encouraging sign that the nature is doing initially what you want a vaccine to do eventually. >> doctor, in the meantime, i want to switch gears to something that is really troubling for many parents and beyond. at least three children that have died from a rare and mysterious illness believed to be linked to covid-19. here's a clip from last night's nightly news. >> the mystery deepens as the death toll rises in new york among children diagnosed with complications from the coronavirus. >> the illness has taken the lives of three young new yorkers. >> the state investigating 73
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cases. >> one of the few rays of good news was young people weren't affected. we're not so sure that that is the fact anymore. >> doctors are calling the illness pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome, the symptoms are similar to kawasaki disease which could potentially damage the heart or blood vessels. nbc news found cases in at least eight other states and washington, d.c. >> some 70 others injured or sick from this in new york state alone. after months of speculation that children might be largely spared from the severe cases of coronavirus, why are we learning about this now? >> look, it remains true that the elderly are more disproportionately affected by the disease, but scientists have been cautioning, especially those who more closely work on viruses, look, this is a new
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virus. we're still learning about it. and we have learned about this virus with lightning speed, but you continue to learn about it for a few years. so as it goes into newer populations, because initially the chinese scientists did a remarkable job of reporting initial symptoms, et cetera, but they were doing their work under trying circumstances. now, as the numbers grow, and unfortunately, new york, we have a pretty substantial outbreak. in the u.s., we have a much larger outbreak than china. so even in cases which are less frequent but still numerous enough to attract our attention, we're looking at these syndromes, finding these syndromes, the bottom line is, look, it's dangerous to say that strategies like letting the young get infected and therefore a everyone will eventually be protected and you'll get herd immunity, that's dangerous
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because we're still learning about the disease, and this syndrome is one part of why we're concerned about this disease for all ages. >> there have been reported coronavirus parties like chickenpox parties, so that's important advice. thank you for being with us. >> a reminder kids, toddlers, are very much in danger with this deadly disease. our thanks to the doctor, and thank you guys for watching. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm lindsey riser. happy mother's day. stick with us, because coming up next, alex witt talks with a former cabinet secretary who was on the call when president obama blasted trump's response to the pandemic. that's why i take osteo bi-flex, to keep me moving the way i was made to. it nourishes and strengthens my joints for the long term. osteo bi-flex. plus vitamin d for immune support. to deliver your mail and packages and the peace of mind of knowing that essentials
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first up here on msnbc, modified quarantine. new steps taken by dr. fauci and two other members of the coronavirus task force after a white house staffer tests positive for covid-19. historic job losses. experts say there's more to come. this morning, what percentage of jobs might not come back. the private phone call that went public. what former president obama said about the trump administration's coronavirus response. you're going to hear from someone who was on that call. and where does it go from here? the next legal steps after arrests are made in the shooting death of a black man in georgia. a very good morning to all of you. it's sunday, may 10th. hey, hap