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US ON WEDNESDAY MORNING ONCE AGAIN, HODA, IT’S ALMOST ONCE AGAIN, HODA, IT’S ALMOST MIND-BLOWING HOW MANY BREAKING MIND-BLOWING HOW MANY BREAKING DEVELOPMENTS WE HAVE TO TELL DEVELOPMENTS WE HAVE TO TELL PEOPLE ABOUT

PEOPLE ABOUT >> YES, SAVANNAH, WE’RE GOING TO >> YES, SAVANNAH, WE’RE GOING TO GET YOU CAUGHT UP ON THE LATEST GET YOU CAUGHT UP ON THE LATEST LAWMAKERS FINALLY REACHED A DEAL LAWMAKERS FINALLY REACHED A DEAL ON THAT HISTORIC $2 TRILLION ON THAT HISTORIC $2 TRILLION PLAN TO BOOST THE ECONOMY PLAN TO BOOST THE ECONOMY

IT INCLUDES DIRECT PAYMENTS TO IT INCLUDES DIRECT PAYMENTS TO AMERICAN FAMILIES, AND A VOTE IS AMERICAN FAMILIES, AND A VOTE IS SET FOR LATER TODAY SET FOR LATER TODAY MEANTIME, 60% OF ALL NEW CASES MEANTIME, 60% OF ALL NEW CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS ARE HERE IN OF THE CORONAVIRUS ARE HERE IN THE NEW YORK CITY AREA THE NEW YORK CITY AREA NOW HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE ASKING NOW HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE ASKING ANYONE WHO HAS RECENTLY LEFT OR ANYONE WHO HAS RECENTLY LEFT OR VISITED THE REGION TO VISITED THE REGION TO SELF-QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS

SELF-QUARANTINE FOR 14 DAYS >>> ALSO THIS MORNING, THE ROYAL >>> ALSO THIS MORNING, THE ROYAL FAMILY HAS JUST ANNOUNCED THAT FAMILY HAS JUST ANNOUNCED THAT PRINCE CHARLES HAS TESTED PRINCE CHARLES HAS TESTED POSITIVE POSITIVE WE WILL HAVE A LIVE REPORT FROM WE WILL HAVE A LIVE REPORT FROM LONDON JUST AHEAD LONDON JUST AHEAD

>>> BUT FIRST, WE BEGIN OUR >>> BUT FIRST, WE BEGIN OUR COVERAGE COVERAGE OVERALL THERE ARE NOW MORE THAN OVERALL THERE ARE NOW MORE THAN 54,000 CASES AND 781 DEATHS IN 54,000 CASES AND 781 DEATHS IN THE US NBC’S TOM COSTELLO THE U

S NBC’S TOM COSTELLO STARTS US OFF THIS MORNING STARTS US OFF THIS MORNING HEY, TOM, GOOD MORNING HEY, TOM, GOOD MORNING

>> Reporter: GOOD MORNING >> Reporter: GOOD MORNING IT’S SKYROCKETING IT’S SKYROCKETING WE’RE HERE IN MARYLAND WHERE THE WE’RE HERE IN MARYLAND WHERE THE GOVERNMENT CLOSED ALL GOVERNMENT CLOSED ALL NONESSENTIAL BUSINESSES, A NONESSENTIAL BUSINESSES, A BARBER SHOP, NAIL SALON, TAX BARBER SHOP, NAIL SALON, TAX OFFICE, BARS, RESTAURANTS FOR OFFICE, BARS, RESTAURANTS FOR TAKEOUT ONLY HERE

TAKEOUT ONLY HERE THIS IMPACT, ECONOMIC IMPACT THIS IMPACT, ECONOMIC IMPACT NATIONWIDE, NO THE TO MENTION NATIONWIDE, NO THE TO MENTION THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY, IS REALLY THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY, IS REALLY HAVING A HUGE EFFECT ON THE HAVING A HUGE EFFECT ON THE OVERALL ECONOMY OVERALL ECONOMY THE PRESIDENT EAGER TO CHANGE THE PRESIDENT EAGER TO CHANGE THAT NARRATIVE AND NOW WANTS TO THAT NARRATIVE AND NOW WANTS TO SEE — RATHER WANTS TO SET AN SEE — RATHER WANTS TO SET AN AMBITIOUS GOAL TO GET THE AMBITIOUS GOAL TO GET THE COUNTRY BACK TO NORMAL COUNTRY BACK TO NORMAL

OVERNIGHT ON CAPITOL HILL, OVERNIGHT ON CAPITOL HILL, SENATE LEADERS STRIKING A DEAL, SENATE LEADERS STRIKING A DEAL, AGREEING TO A MASSIVE $2 AGREEING TO A MASSIVE $2 TRILLION CORONAVIRUS STIMULUS TRILLION CORONAVIRUS STIMULUS PACKAGE, THE LARGEST IN US PACKAGE, THE LARGEST IN US HISTORY

HISTORY >> AFTER DAYS OF INTENSE >> AFTER DAYS OF INTENSE DISCUSSIONS, THE SENATE THAT DISCUSSIONS, THE SENATE THAT REACHED A BIPARTISAN AGREEMENT REACHED A BIPARTISAN AGREEMENT >> THIS IS NOT A MOMENT OF >> THIS IS NOT A MOMENT OF CELEBRATION BUT ONE OF CELEBRATION BUT ONE OF NECESSITY NECESSITY

>>> THE DEAL, WHICH STILL MUST >>> THE DEAL, WHICH STILL MUST BE VOTED ON BY BOTH THE SENATE BE VOTED ON BY BOTH THE SENATE AND THE HOUSE INCLUDES $100 AND THE HOUSE INCLUDES $100 BILLION OF RELIEF FUNDING FOR BILLION OF RELIEF FUNDING FOR HOSPITALS, $200 BILLION FOR HOSPITALS, $200 BILLION FOR DOMESTIC PRIORITIES LIKE DOMESTIC PRIORITIES LIKE TRANSPORTATION, CHILD CARE, TRANSPORTATION, CHILD CARE, SENIORS, AND VETERANS, $500 SENIORS, AND VETERANS, $500 BILLION FOR MAJOR CORPORATE BILLION FOR MAJOR CORPORATE LOANS, AND A SMALL BUSINESS LOANS, AND A SMALL BUSINESS RESCUE PACKAGE THAT’S OVER $350 RESCUE PACKAGE THAT’S OVER $350 BILLION BILLION THE BILL WILL ALSO PROVIDE A THE BILL WILL ALSO PROVIDE A ONE-TIME $1200 CHECK TO ONE-TIME $1200 CHECK TO AMERICANS WHO MAKE $75,000 A AMERICANS WHO MAKE $75,000 A YEAR OR LESS YEAR OR LESS THE TREASURY SECRETARY SAYS THE TREASURY SECRETARY SAYS PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL ABSOLUTELY PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL ABSOLUTELY SIGN IT

SIGN IT >> I’VE SPOKEN TO THE PRESIDENT >> I’VE SPOKEN TO THE PRESIDENT MANY TIMES TODAY, AND HE’S VERY MANY TIMES TODAY, AND HE’S VERY PLEASED WITH THIS LEGISLATION PLEASED WITH THIS LEGISLATION AND THE IMPACT THIS IS GOING TO AND THE IMPACT THIS IS GOING TO HAVE HAVE >> MEANWHILE THE PRESIDENT HOPES >> MEANWHILE THE PRESIDENT HOPES THE COUNTRY WILL BE BACK UP AND THE COUNTRY WILL BE BACK UP AND RUNNING FULL STEAM AHEAD BY RUNNING FULL STEAM AHEAD BY EASTER, 2 1/2 WEEKS FROM NOW, EASTER, 2 1/2 WEEKS FROM NOW, DESPITE REPEATED CAUSINGS FROM DESPITE REPEATED CAUSINGS FROM THE NATION’S HEALTH EXPERTS THE NATION’S HEALTH EXPERTS

>> I THINK EASTER SUNDAY AND >> I THINK EASTER SUNDAY AND YOU’LL HAVE PACKED CHURCHES ALL YOU’LL HAVE PACKED CHURCHES ALL OVER OUR COUNTRY OVER OUR COUNTRY I THINK IT WOULD BE A BEAUTIFUL I THINK IT WOULD BE A BEAUTIFUL TIME TIME >> Reporter: HOWEVER, HIS OWN >> Reporter: HOWEVER, HIS OWN TASK FORCE ADVISERS, DR

FAUCI, TASK FORCE ADVISERS, DR FAUCI, SAYS THAT DEADLINE MUST BE SAYS THAT DEADLINE MUST BE FLEXIBLE FLEXIBLE >> ON A LITERALLY DAY BY DAY AND >> ON A LITERALLY DAY BY DAY AND WEEK BY WEEK BASIS, YOU NEED TO WEEK BY WEEK BASIS, YOU NEED TO EVALUATE THE FEASIBILITY OF WHAT EVALUATE THE FEASIBILITY OF WHAT YOU’RE TRYING TO DO YOU’RE TRYING TO DO

>> Reporter: DR FAUCI ADDING >> Reporter: DR FAUCI ADDING THERE WILL NOT BE A BLANKET THERE WILL NOT BE A BLANKET RECOMMENDATION ACROSS THE RECOMMENDATION ACROSS THE COUNTRY BECAUSE IT VARIES FROM COUNTRY BECAUSE IT VARIES FROM STATE TO STATE STATE TO STATE NEW YORK CITY REMAINS THE HOT NEW YORK CITY REMAINS THE HOT SPOT, A COUNTY FOR HALF THE SPOT, A COUNTY FOR HALF THE CASES AND A THIRD OF THE DEATH

CASES AND A THIRD OF THE DEATH THE US HAS THE POTENTIAL TO THE US

HAS THE POTENTIAL TO TAKE OVER ITALY AS THE GLOBAL TAKE OVER ITALY AS THE GLOBAL EPICENTER OF THE CORONAVIRUS EPICENTER OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC PANDEMIC THE PRESIDENT ALSO DOUBLING DOWN THE PRESIDENT ALSO DOUBLING DOWN ON THE IDEA THAT ECONOMIC ON THE IDEA THAT ECONOMIC INSTABILITY CAUSED BY THE VIRUS INSTABILITY CAUSED BY THE VIRUS COULD BE WORSE THAN THE PANDEMIC COULD BE WORSE THAN THE PANDEMIC ITSELF ITSELF ITSELF ITSELF >> YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE SUICIDES >> YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE SUICIDES BY THE THOUSANDS

BY THE THOUSANDS YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE ALL SORTS YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE ALL SORTS OF THINGS HAPPEN OF THINGS HAPPEN YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE INSTABILITY INSTABILITY

>> SOME IN THE PRESIDENT’S PARTY >> SOME IN THE PRESIDENT’S PARTY ARE PUSHING BACK ON HIS EFFORTS ARE PUSHING BACK ON HIS EFFORTS TO JUMP-START THE COUNTRY TO JUMP-START THE COUNTRY >> LEAVING OUR HOSPITAL SYSTEM, >> LEAVING OUR HOSPITAL SYSTEM, HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN SHAMBLES HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IN SHAMBLES IS NOT THE WAY TO GROW OUR IS NOT THE WAY TO GROW OUR ECONOMY ECONOMY >> TOM, LET’S GO BACK TO THIS >> TOM, LET’S GO BACK TO THIS BILL

BILL I KNOW THE DEVIL IS IN THE I KNOW THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS DETAILS WE TALKED ABOUT THIS $1200 CHECK WE TALKED ABOUT THIS $1200 CHECK FOR FAMILIES FOR FAMILIES

WHAT OTHER KIND OF RELIEF IS IN WHAT OTHER KIND OF RELIEF IS IN THERE? THERE? >> SO IT’S $1200 PER PERSON >> SO IT’S $1200 PER PERSON IF YOU AS AN INDIVIDUAL — IF IF YOU AS AN INDIVIDUAL — IF YOU AS A COUPLE MAKING $150,000, YOU AS A COUPLE MAKING $150,000, THEY WOULD COME AWAY WITH $2400 THEY WOULD COME AWAY WITH $2400 AND THEN THEY WOULD GET $500 AND THEN THEY WOULD GET $500 IT PHASES OUT THE HIGHERURE IT PHASES OUT THE HIGHERURE INCOME IS

INCOME IS IF YOU MAKE $99,000 YOU CAP OUT IF YOU MAKE $99,000 YOU CAP OUT IF A COUPLE IS MAKING $198,000 IF A COUPLE IS MAKING $198,000 THEY WOULD ALSO CAP OUT THEY WOULD ALSO CAP OUT

THIS BILL ALSO DOES INCLUDE THIS BILL ALSO DOES INCLUDE ASSISTANCE FOR LOWER INCOME ASSISTANCE FOR LOWER INCOME AMERICANS AMERICANS AN EARLIER BILL NOT INCLUDED AN EARLIER BILL NOT INCLUDED THEM AND PHASED THEM DOWN THEM AND PHASED THEM DOWN DRAMATICALLY DRAMATICALLY THIS DOES NOT DO THAT

THIS DOES NOT DO THAT THIS IS A CHECK FOR NEARLY EVERY THIS IS A CHECK FOR NEARLY EVERY AMERICAN MAKING UNDER $99,000 AMERICAN MAKING UNDER $99,000 FOR INDIVIDUAL, $199,000 FOR A FOR INDIVIDUAL, $199,000 FOR A COUPLE COUPLE >> TOM, DID THEY SAY HOW SOON >> TOM, DID THEY SAY HOW SOON YOU MIGHT ACTUALLY GET THIS YOU MIGHT ACTUALLY GET THIS CHECK? CHECK? >> THEY WANT TO PUSH THIS ASAP >> THEY WANT TO PUSH THIS ASAP

THE DEVIL, AS YOU KNOW, IS IN THE DEVIL, AS YOU KNOW, IS IN THE DETAILS AND GETTING THE THE DETAILS AND GETTING THE GOVERNMENT MOVING GOVERNMENT MOVING THE IDEA IS WITHIN WEEKS THE IDEA IS WITHIN WEEKS >> OKAY

>> OKAY TOM COSTELLO LEADING US OFF TOM COSTELLO LEADING US OFF THANK YOU THANK YOU

AS MENTIONED, NEW YORK CITY IS AS MENTIONED, NEW YORK CITY IS NOW THE EPICENTER IN THIS CRISIS NOW THE EPICENTER IN THIS CRISIS IN THE US WHILE DRASTIC STEPS IN THE US WHILE DRASTIC STEPS ARE BEING TAKEN TO DEAL, THE ARE BEING TAKEN TO DEAL, THE FEDERAL RESPONSE TO THE FEDERAL RESPONSE TO THE OUTBREAK

OUTBREAK NBC’S GABE GUTIERREZ IS OUTSIDE NBC’S GABE GUTIERREZ IS OUTSIDE THE JAVITS CENTER, A CONVENTION THE JAVITS CENTER, A CONVENTION CENTER BEING MADE INTO A CENTER BEING MADE INTO A MAKESHIFT HOSPITAL MAKESHIFT HOSPITAL >> SAVANNAH, GOOD MORNING >> SAVANNAH, GOOD MORNING

THE NUMBERS HERE ARE STAGGERING, THE NUMBERS HERE ARE STAGGERING, DOUBLING EVERY FEW DAYS DOUBLING EVERY FEW DAYS THIS THIS CONVENTION CENTER IS THIS THIS CONVENTION CENTER IS BEING CONVERTED INTO 2,000 BED BEING CONVERTED INTO 2,000 BED HOSPITAL COMPLEX TO TREAT HOSPITAL COMPLEX TO TREAT CORONAVIRUS AS MEDICAL CENTERS CORONAVIRUS AS MEDICAL CENTERS ELSEWHERE ARE STRETCHED TO THE ELSEWHERE ARE STRETCHED TO THE LIMIT LIMIT THIS MORNING THE CORONAVIRUS THIS MORNING THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS IN THE NATION’S LARGEST CRISIS IN THE NATION’S LARGEST CITY IS EXPLODING

CITY IS EXPLODING >> WE WERE LOOKING AT A FREIGHT >> WE WERE LOOKING AT A FREIGHT TRAIN TRAIN WE’RE NOW LOOKING AT A BULLET WE’RE NOW LOOKING AT A BULLET TRAIN BECAUSE THE NUMBERS ARE TRAIN BECAUSE THE NUMBERS ARE GOING UP THAT QUICKLY GOING UP THAT QUICKLY

>> NEW YORK NOW MAKES UP MORE >> NEW YORK NOW MAKES UP MORE THAN HALF OF ALL NEW CASES IN THAN HALF OF ALL NEW CASES IN THE US THE WHITE HOUSE TASK THE US THE WHITE HOUSE TASK FORCE IS URGING ANYONE WHO HAS FORCE IS URGING ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN IN THE METROPOLITAN AREA BEEN IN THE METROPOLITAN AREA RECENTLY AND TRAVELED ELSEWHERE RECENTLY AND TRAVELED ELSEWHERE TO SELF-IS LATE FOR 14 DAYS

TO SELF-IS LATE FOR 14 DAYS >> IT’S DISTURBING >> IT’S DISTURBING ABOUT 1 PER 1,000 OF THESE ABOUT 1 PER 1,000 OF THESE INDIVIDUALS ARE INFECTED INDIVIDUALS ARE INFECTED

THAT’S EIGHT TO TEN TIMES MORE THAT’S EIGHT TO TEN TIMES MORE THAN OTHER AREAS THAN OTHER AREAS >> A FRUSTRATED GOVERNOR CUOMO >> A FRUSTRATED GOVERNOR CUOMO IS INTENSIFYING HIS PLEAS FOR IS INTENSIFYING HIS PLEAS FOR FEDERAL HELP FEDERAL HELP >> FEMA SAYS WE’RE SENDING 400 >> FEMA SAYS WE’RE SENDING 400 VENTILATORS

VENTILATORS REALLY? REALLY? WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH 400 WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WITH 400 VENTILATORS WHEN I NEED 30,000? VENTILATORS WHEN I NEED 30,000? YOU PICK THE 26,000 PEOPLE WHO YOU PICK THE 26,000 PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO DIE BECAUSE YOU ARE GOING TO DIE BECAUSE YOU ONLY SENT 400 VENTILATORS ONLY SENT 400 VENTILATORS >> CUOMO SAYS NEARLY 1 OUT OF >> CUOMO SAYS NEARLY 1 OUT OF EVERY 4 NEW YORK PATIENTS IS IN EVERY 4 NEW YORK PATIENTS IS IN INTENSIVE CARE INTENSIVE CARE

>> WHERE WE ARE TODAY YOU WILL >> WHERE WE ARE TODAY YOU WILL BE IN THREE WEEKS OR FOUR WEEKS BE IN THREE WEEKS OR FOUR WEEKS >> HOURS LATER, THE VICE >> HOURS LATER, THE VICE PRESIDENT INSISTED HELP IS ON PRESIDENT INSISTED HELP IS ON THE WAY THE WAY >> OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS, MORE >> OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS, MORE THAN 4,000 ADDITIONAL THAN 4,000 ADDITIONAL VENTILATORS WILL BE DELIVERED TO VENTILATORS WILL BE DELIVERED TO NEW YORK STATE

NEW YORK STATE >> CUOMOES NOW REQUIRING EVERY >> CUOMOES NOW REQUIRING EVERY NEW YORK HOSPITAL INCREASE ITS NEW YORK HOSPITAL INCREASE ITS CAPACITY BY 50% AND TRY FOR CAPACITY BY 50% AND TRY FOR 100% 100% >> IT WILL REQUIRE STRETCHING >> IT WILL REQUIRE STRETCHING PEOPLE TO THE LIMIT PEOPLE TO THE LIMIT

>> ACROSS THE COUNTRY, MEDICAL >> ACROSS THE COUNTRY, MEDICAL RESOURCES ARE ALSO STRETCHED RESOURCES ARE ALSO STRETCHED THIN THIN IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY WHERE A IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY WHERE A NAVY HOSPITAL SHIP SHOULD DOCK NAVY HOSPITAL SHIP SHOULD DOCK SOON, AUTHORITIES ARE SOON, AUTHORITIES ARE INVESTIGATING THE DEATH OF A INVESTIGATING THE DEATH OF A TEENAGER WHO TESTED POSITIVE FOR TEENAGER WHO TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 COVID-19 ATLANTA’S MAYOR SAID THE CITY’S ATLANTA’S MAYOR SAID THE CITY’S HOSPITALS ARE NEAR BREAKING HOSPITALS ARE NEAR BREAKING POINT

POINT LOUISIANA’S GOVERNOR SAYS THEY LOUISIANA’S GOVERNOR SAYS THEY ARE DESPERATE FOR SUPPLIES ARE DESPERATE FOR SUPPLIES >> I’M BLAYNE ALEXANDER >> I’M BLAYNE ALEXANDER

ON THE FAMED BOURBON STREET IN ON THE FAMED BOURBON STREET IN NEW ORLEANS NEW ORLEANS HERE IN THE CITY, CASES OF HERE IN THE CITY, CASES OF CORONAVIRUS ARE EXPLODING CORONAVIRUS ARE EXPLODING EXPERTS ARE POINTING TO A LIKELY EXPERTS ARE POINTING TO A LIKELY CAUSE, MARDI GRAS

CAUSE, MARDI GRAS IT WAS JUST LAST MONTH AND MORE IT WAS JUST LAST MONTH AND MORE THAN A MILLION PEOPLE WERE ALL THAN A MILLION PEOPLE WERE ALL PACKED HERE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY, PACKED HERE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY, A VIRTUAL BREEDING GROUND FOR A VIRTUAL BREEDING GROUND FOR THE VIRUS THE VIRUS >> NOW SERIOUS CONCERNS FOR >> NOW SERIOUS CONCERNS FOR STATES LIKE FLORIDA WITH YOUNG STATES LIKE FLORIDA WITH YOUNG PEOPLE STILL DEFYING SOCIAL PEOPLE STILL DEFYING SOCIAL DISTANCING ORDERS AND THE LARGE DISTANCING ORDERS AND THE LARGE ELDERLY POPULATION ELDERLY POPULATION

>> I’M VERY WORRIED THAT MOST >> I’M VERY WORRIED THAT MOST STATES ARE STILL NOT TAKING THIS STATES ARE STILL NOT TAKING THIS SERIOUSLY ENOUGH AND REALLY SERIOUSLY ENOUGH AND REALLY HAVEN’T MADE A PLAN FOR HOW THEY HAVEN’T MADE A PLAN FOR HOW THEY ARE GOING TO DEAL WITH THE SURGE ARE GOING TO DEAL WITH THE SURGE OF COVID PATIENTS OF COVID PATIENTS >> Reporter: THE CITY OF MIAMI >> Reporter: THE CITY OF MIAMI JUST ISSUED A STAY AT HOME JUST ISSUED A STAY AT HOME ORDER ORDER HERE IN NEW YORK, THE WHITE HERE IN NEW YORK, THE WHITE HOUSE TASK FORCE COORDINATOR DR

HOUSE TASK FORCE COORDINATOR DR DEB — DEBORAH BIRX BELIEVES IT DEB — DEBORAH BIRX BELIEVES IT SPREAD BECAUSE OF THE RIDERS SPREAD BECAUSE OF THE RIDERS >>> DR SPENCER IN WEST AFRICA >>> DR

SPENCER IN WEST AFRICA DURING THE EBOLA OUTBREAK THERE DURING THE EBOLA OUTBREAK THERE HE LATER CONTRACTED THE VIRUS HE LATER CONTRACTED THE VIRUS HIMSELF HIMSELF NOW HE’S THE DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL NOW HE’S THE DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL HEALTH EMERGENCY MEDICINE AT HEALTH EMERGENCY MEDICINE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER IN NEW YORK

CENTER IN NEW YORK HIS TWEETS ABOUT HIS LIFE IN THE HIS TWEETS ABOUT HIS LIFE IN THE ER GOT A LOT OF NOTICE ER GOT A LOT OF NOTICE HERE IS ONE OF THEM HERE IS ONE OF THEM

NEARLY EVERYONE YOU SEE TODAY IS NEARLY EVERYONE YOU SEE TODAY IS THE SAME THE SAME WE ASSUME EVERYONE IS COVID-19 WE ASSUME EVERYONE IS COVID-19 WE WEAR GOWNS, GOGGLES AND MASKS WE WEAR GOWNS, GOGGLES AND MASKS AT EVERY ENCOUNTER ALL DAY, AT EVERY ENCOUNTER ALL DAY, EVERY DAY

EVERY DAY IT’S THE ONLY WAY TO BE SAFE IT’S THE ONLY WAY TO BE SAFE WHERE DID HEART ATTACK AND WHERE DID HEART ATTACK AND APPENDICITIS PATIENTS GO APPENDICITIS PATIENTS GO

IT’S ALL COVID-19 IT’S ALL COVID-19 >> GOOD MORNING, SAVANNAH >> GOOD MORNING, SAVANNAH >> I’M SO GLAD TO HAVE YOU HERE

>> I’M SO GLAD TO HAVE YOU HERE I IMAGINE YOU’RE HEADED TO THE I IMAGINE YOU’RE HEADED TO THE HOSPITAL IN A FEW MOMENTS HOSPITAL IN A FEW MOMENTS TAKE US INTO WHAT YOU’RE SEEING TAKE US INTO WHAT YOU’RE SEEING NOW NOW

I THINK PEOPLE SEE EMPTY STREETS I THINK PEOPLE SEE EMPTY STREETS AND THINK WHAT’S DIFFERENT? AND THINK WHAT’S DIFFERENT? THEY ARE NOT SEEING WHAT YOU SEE THEY ARE NOT SEEING WHAT YOU SEE EVERY DAY EVERY DAY >> I NOTICED THAT THE OTHER DAY >> I NOTICED THAT THE OTHER DAY THE STREETS WERE EMPTY

THE STREETS WERE EMPTY WHEN I WALK IN, IT’S A DIFFERENT WHEN I WALK IN, IT’S A DIFFERENT SCENARIO SCENARIO EVERYONE IS GLOVED UP IN EVERYONE IS GLOVED UP IN PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

I’VE WORKED NINE YEARS HERE AND I’VE WORKED NINE YEARS HERE AND TO SEE THEM IN GOGGLES AND TO SEE THEM IN GOGGLES AND MASKS, I DON’T GET USED TO IT MASKS, I DON’T GET USED TO IT IT’S CRAZY WALKING IN IT’S CRAZY WALKING IN LAST WEEK WE WERE LOOKING FOR LAST WEEK WE WERE LOOKING FOR THE ONE OR TWO CORONAVIRUS THE ONE OR TWO CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS THAT MIGHT BE IN THE PATIENTS THAT MIGHT BE IN THE ER

ER NOW IT’S HARD TO FIND ONE OR TWO NOW IT’S HARD TO FIND ONE OR TWO PATIENTS THAT ARE NOT PATIENTS THAT ARE NOT CORONAVIRUS CORONAVIRUS ABSOLUTELY STAGGERING ABSOLUTELY STAGGERING

WE KNOW WE’RE REALLY AT THE WE KNOW WE’RE REALLY AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS BEGINNING OF THIS CASE NUMBERS ARE INCREASING ON A CASE NUMBERS ARE INCREASING ON A DAILY BASIS DAILY BASIS SOON OUR HOSPITALS ARE GOING TO SOON OUR HOSPITALS ARE GOING TO BE OVERWHELMED

BE OVERWHELMED >> AND WHAT ARE YOU SEEING? >> AND WHAT ARE YOU SEEING? HOW ARE THESE PATIENTS HOW ARE THESE PATIENTS PRESENTING? PRESENTING? WE KNOW THAT ACCORDING TO THE WE KNOW THAT ACCORDING TO THE EXPERTS, 80% WILL HAVE MILD AND EXPERTS, 80% WILL HAVE MILD AND MODERATE SYMPTOMS MODERATE SYMPTOMS YOU’RE SEEING THE MOST SERIOUS YOU’RE SEEING THE MOST SERIOUS CASES CASES

DOES IT RUN THE GAMUT? DOES IT RUN THE GAMUT? ARE YOU SEEING YOUNGER FOLKS AS ARE YOU SEEING YOUNGER FOLKS AS WELL AS ELDERLY PATIENTS? WELL AS ELDERLY PATIENTS? >> ABSOLUTELY >> ABSOLUTELY WE ARE SEEING EVERYONE FROM WE ARE SEEING EVERYONE FROM EVERY AGE GROUP EVERY AGE GROUP YEAH, IT SEEMS LIKE OLDER YEAH, IT SEEMS LIKE OLDER PATIENTS, CO-MORBIDITY, HIGH PATIENTS, CO-MORBIDITY, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND DIABETES ARE BLOOD PRESSURE AND DIABETES ARE HIT HARDER

HIT HARDER SOME IN 30s AND 40s SOME IN 30s AND 40s SOME WE’VE BEEN PUTTING ON A SOME WE’VE BEEN PUTTING ON A BREATHING TUBE HAVE BEEN MY SAME BREATHING TUBE HAVE BEEN MY SAME AGE AGE

SO THE BURDEN IS CERTAINLY ON SO THE BURDEN IS CERTAINLY ON OLDER POPULATIONS BUT IT DOES OLDER POPULATIONS BUT IT DOES NOT SPARE ANYONE NOT SPARE ANYONE BEING IN YOUR 30s OR BEING IN BEING IN YOUR 30s OR BEING IN YOUR 40s OR EVEN BEING IN YOUR YOUR 40s OR EVEN BEING IN YOUR 20s DOES NOT EXEMPT YOU FROM 20s DOES NOT EXEMPT YOU FROM HAVING SEVERE COMPLICATIONS FROM HAVING SEVERE COMPLICATIONS FROM CORONAVIRUS CORONAVIRUS IT’S IMPORTANT EVERYONE IT’S IMPORTANT EVERYONE UNDERSTAND WHY WE’RE DOING THIS UNDERSTAND WHY WE’RE DOING THIS AND WHY SOCIAL DISTANCING IS SO AND WHY SOCIAL DISTANCING IS SO IMPORTANT, BECAUSE WITHOUT IT, IMPORTANT, BECAUSE WITHOUT IT, WE’RE JUST GOING TO SPREAD THIS WE’RE JUST GOING TO SPREAD THIS FURTHER IN OUR POPULATION FROM FURTHER IN OUR POPULATION FROM NEW YORK TO NEWARK TO NEW NEW YORK TO NEWARK TO NEW MEXICO, EVERYWHERE AROUND THE MEXICO, EVERYWHERE AROUND THE COUNTRY

COUNTRY >> ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT THE >> ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF VENTILATORS THAT YOU AMOUNT OF VENTILATORS THAT YOU HAVE IN YOUR HOSPITAL, THE HAVE IN YOUR HOSPITAL, THE RESPIRATORS, THE MASKS, PERSONAL RESPIRATORS, THE MASKS, PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT? PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT? ARE YOU WORRIED THERE’S NOT ARE YOU WORRIED THERE’S NOT ENOUGH? ENOUGH? >> ABSOLUTELY >> ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE IS WORRIED ABOUT THAT EVERYONE IS WORRIED ABOUT THAT

AT THE RATE WE’RE PUTTING PEOPLE AT THE RATE WE’RE PUTTING PEOPLE ON VENTILATORS, ONE TO TWO PER ON VENTILATORS, ONE TO TWO PER HOUR, THE SIMPLE MATH SHOWS IT’S HOUR, THE SIMPLE MATH SHOWS IT’S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME UNTIL WE ONLY A MATTER OF TIME UNTIL WE RUN OUT RUN OUT WE NEED MORE VENTILATORS NOW WE NEED MORE VENTILATORS NOW MY FRIENDS WORKING IN EMERGENCY MY FRIENDS WORKING IN EMERGENCY ROOMS THROUGHOUT THE CITY ARE ROOMS THROUGHOUT THE CITY ARE TALKING ABOUT THE RESTRICTIONS TALKING ABOUT THE RESTRICTIONS ON THE AMOUNT OF PERSONAL ON THE AMOUNT OF PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT THEY CAN PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT THEY CAN WEAR, BEING ASKED TO REUSE N95 WEAR, BEING ASKED TO REUSE N95 RESPIRATORS

RESPIRATORS THOSE ARE THE THICKER, MORE THOSE ARE THE THICKER, MORE RESILIENT MASKS THAT HELP FILTER RESILIENT MASKS THAT HELP FILTER OUT THE VIRUS OUT THE VIRUS THE REASON THAT I’VE SAID IN THE REASON THAT I’VE SAID IN MANY WAYS THIS CORONAVIRUS MANY WAYS THIS CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC IS WORSE THAN WORKING PANDEMIC IS WORSE THAN WORKING IN WEST AFRICA DURING EBOLA IS I IN WEST AFRICA DURING EBOLA IS I NEVER ONCE WORRIED ABOUT MY NEVER ONCE WORRIED ABOUT MY PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT IN PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT IN WEST AFRICA WEST AFRICA

THIS VIRUS, UNFORTUNATELY, IS THIS VIRUS, UNFORTUNATELY, IS PERFECT IN THE SENSE THAT IT PERFECT IN THE SENSE THAT IT SPREADS REALLY, REALLY WELL AMID SPREADS REALLY, REALLY WELL AMID ALL AGE GROUPS ALL AGE GROUPS IT CARRIES THE POTENTIAL VIRUSES IT CARRIES THE POTENTIAL VIRUSES HAVE HAVE WE’VE SEEN IT IN NEW YORK, AND I WE’VE SEEN IT IN NEW YORK, AND I THINK WE’LL SEE IT THROUGHOUT THINK WE’LL SEE IT THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY UNLESS WE ACT NOW

THE COUNTRY UNLESS WE ACT NOW >> I WAS SO STRUCK BY YOUR TWEET >> I WAS SO STRUCK BY YOUR TWEET YOU SAID YOU SAID YOU MIGHT HEAR PEOPLE SAYING IT YOU MIGHT HEAR PEOPLE SAYING IT ISN’T REAL ISN’T REAL

IT IS IT IS YOU MIGHT HEAR PEOPLE SAYING IT YOU MIGHT HEAR PEOPLE SAYING IT ISN’T THAT ISN’T THAT IT IS

IT IS YOU MIGHT HEAR PEOPLE SAYING, IT YOU MIGHT HEAR PEOPLE SAYING, IT CAN’T TAKE YOU DOWN CAN’T TAKE YOU DOWN IT CAN IT CAN

I SURVIVED EBOLA I SURVIVED EBOLA I FEAR COVID-19 I FEAR COVID-19 WHAT’S THE MESSAGE YOU WANT TO WHAT’S THE MESSAGE YOU WANT TO SAY TO PEOPLE WHO ARE WATCHING SAY TO PEOPLE WHO ARE WATCHING IN THE FEW SECONDS WE HAVE LEFT, IN THE FEW SECONDS WE HAVE LEFT, DOCTOR? DOCTOR? >> I THINK WHAT’S IMPORTANT IS >> I THINK WHAT’S IMPORTANT IS TO TAKE THIS VERY SERIOUSLY

TO TAKE THIS VERY SERIOUSLY IT DOES NOT EXEMPT ANYONE IT DOES NOT EXEMPT ANYONE EVERYONE CAN BE IMPACTED BY THIS EVERYONE CAN BE IMPACTED BY THIS VIRUS VIRUS

WHAT WE’RE SEEING IN THE WHAT WE’RE SEEING IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM RIGHT NOW IS EMERGENCY ROOM RIGHT NOW IS DIRE DIRE IT’S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME UNTIL IT’S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME UNTIL IT SPILLS OUT ONTO THE STREET IT SPILLS OUT ONTO THE STREET PLEASE STAY HOME

PLEASE STAY HOME PLEASE PROTECT YOURSELF PLEASE PROTECT YOURSELF PLEASE PROTECT YOUR HEALTH CARE PLEASE PROTECT YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS PROVIDERS

WE NEED EVERYONE TO DO THEIR WE NEED EVERYONE TO DO THEIR PART, AND WE WILL GET THROUGH PART, AND WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS THIS IT WILL TAKE SOME TIME BUT WE IT WILL TAKE SOME TIME BUT WE WILL BE OVER THIS JUST RIGHT WILL BE OVER THIS JUST RIGHT NOW NOW WE NEED EVERYONE’S ASSISTANCE IN WE NEED EVERYONE’S ASSISTANCE IN TRYING TO SAVE AS MANY LIVES AS TRYING TO SAVE AS MANY LIVES AS POSSIBLE

POSSIBLE >> DOCTOR, THANK YOU FOR TAKING >> DOCTOR, THANK YOU FOR TAKING A FEW MOMENTS A FEW MOMENTS YOU PROBABLY WANT TO BE WITH YOU PROBABLY WANT TO BE WITH YOUR FAMILY YOUR FAMILY

PLEASE DO US A FAVOR AND GIVE PLEASE DO US A FAVOR AND GIVE OUR LOVE AND THANKS TO EVERYONE OUR LOVE AND THANKS TO EVERYONE AT THE HOSPITAL AT THE HOSPITAL WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT >> I WILL

>> I WILL THANK YOU THANK YOU >> HODA, BACK TO YOU >> HODA, BACK TO YOU

>> SAVANNAH, THANK YOU >> SAVANNAH, THANK YOU NOW TO BREAKING NEWS JUST OUT NOW TO BREAKING NEWS JUST OUT THIS MORNING FROM THE ROYAL THIS MORNING FROM THE ROYAL FAMILY FAMILY PRINCE CHARLES NOW TESTING PRINCE CHARLES NOW TESTING POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS

POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS TODAY INTERNATIONAL TODAY INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT KEIR SIMMONS IN CORRESPONDENT KEIR SIMMONS IN LONDON WITH THE VERY LATEST ON LONDON WITH THE VERY LATEST ON THIS THIS KEIR, WHAT DO YOU SNOWE? KEIR, WHAT DO YOU SNOWE? >> Reporter: HEY, HODA, GOOD >> Reporter: HEY, HODA, GOOD MORNING MORNING

WE’RE JUST GETTING THIS NEWS WE’RE JUST GETTING THIS NEWS PRINCE CHARLES, 71 YEARS OLD IN PRINCE CHARLES, 71 YEARS OLD IN SCOTLAND, NOW SELF-ISOLATEING SCOTLAND, NOW SELF-ISOLATEING INCLUDING IT APPEARS FROM HIS INCLUDING IT APPEARS FROM HIS WIFE WIFE TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS OF THE HE’S BEEN DISPLAYING MILD OF THE HE’S BEEN DISPLAYING MILD SYMPTOMS AND OTHERWISE IN GOOD SYMPTOMS AND OTHERWISE IN GOOD HEALTH AND WORKING FROM HOME THE HEALTH AND WORKING FROM HOME THE LAST FEW DAYS AS USUAL

LAST FEW DAYS AS USUAL THE DUCHESS HAS ALSO BEEN TESTED THE DUCHESS HAS ALSO BEEN TESTED BUT DOES NOT HAVE THE VIRUS BUT DOES NOT HAVE THE VIRUS WE KNOW PRINCE CHARLES MET WITH WE KNOW PRINCE CHARLES MET WITH PRINCE ALBERT OF MONACO EARLIER PRINCE ALBERT OF MONACO EARLIER THIS MONTH WHO TESTED POSITIVE THIS MONTH WHO TESTED POSITIVE FROM CORONAVIRUS FROM CORONAVIRUS

THAT STATEMENT FROM CHARLES THAT STATEMENT FROM CHARLES SAYING IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO SAYING IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO ASCERTAIN FROM WHOM THE PRINCE ASCERTAIN FROM WHOM THE PRINCE CAUGHT THE VIRUS DUE TO THE HIGH CAUGHT THE VIRUS DUE TO THE HIGH NUMBER OF ENGAGEMENTS HE CARRIED NUMBER OF ENGAGEMENTS HE CARRIED OUT IN HIS PUBLIC ROLE DURING OUT IN HIS PUBLIC ROLE DURING RECENT WEEKS RECENT WEEKS THAT, HODA, RAISES THE QUESTION THAT, HODA, RAISES THE QUESTION WHO HE MIGHT HAVE GIVEN IT TO WHO HE MIGHT HAVE GIVEN IT TO WE KNOW HE HASN’T BEEN SHAKING WE KNOW HE HASN’T BEEN SHAKING HANDS

HANDS OF COURSE THE PRINCE OF WALES OF COURSE THE PRINCE OF WALES MEETS HIGH-PROFILE PEOPLE MEETS HIGH-PROFILE PEOPLE THE QUEEN, 93 YEARS OLD, THE QUEEN, 93 YEARS OLD, BUCKINGHAM PALACE, SAYING IN A BUCKINGHAM PALACE, SAYING IN A STATEMENT THE QUEEN REMAINS IN STATEMENT THE QUEEN REMAINS IN GOOD HEALTH GOOD HEALTH

THE QUEEN SAW THE PRINCE OF THE QUEEN SAW THE PRINCE OF WALES ON THE 12th OF MARCH AND WALES ON THE 12th OF MARCH AND FOLLOWING ALL THE APPROPRIATE FOLLOWING ALL THE APPROPRIATE ADVICE WITH REGARD TO HER ADVICE WITH REGARD TO HER WELFARE WELFARE HODA, YOU KNOW, THIS JUST HODA, YOU KNOW, THIS JUST UNDERSCORES WHAT WE HAVE BEEN UNDERSCORES WHAT WE HAVE BEEN SAYING THAT THIS VIRUS HAS NO SAYING THAT THIS VIRUS HAS NO REGARD FOR CLASS OR RACE, HODA REGARD FOR CLASS OR RACE, HODA >> WITH PRINCE CHARLES KIND OF >> WITH PRINCE CHARLES KIND OF BEING IN ISOLATION AND THE QUEEN BEING IN ISOLATION AND THE QUEEN AS WELL, DOES THAT MEAN PRINCE AS WELL, DOES THAT MEAN PRINCE WILLIAM HAS TO STEP UP AND TAKE WILLIAM HAS TO STEP UP AND TAKE ON MORE RESPONSIBILITY? ON MORE RESPONSIBILITY? >> HE’S BEEN DOING THAT ALREADY, >> HE’S BEEN DOING THAT ALREADY, HODA IN MANY WAYS

HODA IN MANY WAYS THIS FAMILY IS ADEPT AND THIS FAMILY IS ADEPT AND ADAPTING ADAPTING OF COURSE THE COUNTRY ALREADY OF COURSE THE COUNTRY ALREADY SHAKEN IS GOING TO BE SHAKEN BY SHAKEN IS GOING TO BE SHAKEN BY THIS FURTHER NEWS THIS FURTHER NEWS

WE JUST HOPE AND WAIT FOR MORE WE JUST HOPE AND WAIT FOR MORE NEWS, GOOD NEWS, THAT PRINCE NEWS, GOOD NEWS, THAT PRINCE CHARLES SEEMS TO SIMPLY BE CHARLES SEEMS TO SIMPLY BE HAVING MILD SYMPTOMS HAVING MILD SYMPTOMS AGAIN, FOR THE ROYAL FAMILY, AGAIN, FOR THE ROYAL FAMILY, GOING THROUGH WHAT SO MANY GOING THROUGH WHAT SO MANY FAMILIES AROUND THE WORLD, FAMILIES AROUND THE WORLD, INCLUDING OVER THERE, ARE GOING INCLUDING OVER THERE, ARE GOING THROUGH THROUGH >> ALL RIGHT, KEIR

>> ALL RIGHT, KEIR WE APPRECIATE YOU WE APPRECIATE YOU THANKS FOR UPDATING US THANKS FOR UPDATING US

LET’S TAKE A BREAK NOW AND GET A LET’S TAKE A BREAK NOW AND GET A FIRST CHECK OF THE WEATHER FIRST CHECK OF THE WEATHER WE’RE GOING TO CHECK IN WITH MR WE’RE GOING TO CHECK IN WITH MR ROKER

ROKER GOT STORMS OVERNIGHT TO TALK GOT STORMS OVERNIGHT TO TALK ABOUT ABOUT HEY, AL HEY, AL

>> HEY, HODA, THANKS SO UP MAKE >> HEY, HODA, THANKS SO UP MAKE WE HAD A TORNADO TOUCH DOWN WE HAD A TORNADO TOUCH DOWN TISHOMINGO VALLEY, MISSISSIPPI TISHOMINGO VALLEY, MISSISSIPPI YOU CAN SEE THIS IS A STORM YOU CAN SEE THIS IS A STORM CHASER, BOOM

CHASER, BOOM HIS VICTIM GETS HIT BY TREES AND HIS VICTIM GETS HIT BY TREES AND WIRES FROM THAT TORNADO WIRES FROM THAT TORNADO FORTUNATELY NO INJURIES BEING FORTUNATELY NO INJURIES BEING REPORTED REPORTED

THERE’S SOME DAMAGE THROUGHOUT THERE’S SOME DAMAGE THROUGHOUT THERE THERE BUT THE FOOD NEWS IS THAT IS BUT THE FOOD NEWS IS THAT IS MOVING THROUGH MOVING THROUGH AS WE TAKE A LOOK AT THE RADAR, AS WE TAKE A LOOK AT THE RADAR, YOU’LL SEE WE ARE WATCHING THESE YOU’LL SEE WE ARE WATCHING THESE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS NOW SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS NOW PUSH OFF THE COAST

PUSH OFF THE COAST THAT’S THE GOOD NEWS THAT’S THE GOOD NEWS WE ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT WE ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT MORE WET WEATHER MAKING ITS WAY MORE WET WEATHER MAKING ITS WAY UP INTO THE NORTHEAST UP INTO THE NORTHEAST

AS IT DOES, WE WILL START TO SEE AS IT DOES, WE WILL START TO SEE A LITTLE BIT OF LIGHT SNOW A LITTLE BIT OF LIGHT SNOW THROUGH PENNSYLVANIA AS THAT THROUGH PENNSYLVANIA AS THAT PUSHES ON IN PUSHES ON IN WE EXPECT ALSO TO SEE MORE WET

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