Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Tonight the striking new warning from Dr Telling Senators that states opening too soon could trigger outbreaks. They can't control leading to avoidable suffering and death that could also set the economy back and after the president declared the US has prevailed on testing some Republicans. Saying it's just the opposite. Also Dr Chee sounding the alarm about that mystery child disease believed linked to Cova as the CDC prepares a major alert it comes as parts of La extend stay at home orders possibly until August and cal state. The Nation's largest public university system already canceling in person classes for the fall also where in America cases are spiking the biggest surge in grocery prices in nearly fifty years. How much more you're paying for everything from meat eggs to serial high anxiety mounting pressure on the TSA to make a big change at checkpoints the growing outbreak in Russia one of Putin's closest advisors infected our exclusive. Even if a vaccine it's successful how prepared is the US to roll it out? You might be surprised. And the new tropical threat were tracking tonight. This is NBC. Nightly News. With Lester Holt. Good evening everyone. There will be consequences more outbreaks more deaths blunt. Warning from Dr Anthony Fauci against reopening the country too soon FAO G and other top government health officials stepping out from under the shadow of the White House today in into a video conference to break the bad news to a Senate committee hearing that the covert outbreak is not under control testing. Still fall short and that grim days are still ahead all as the death toll continued. Its steady and painful climb. We have it all covered starting with. Nbc's Jeff Bennett Tonight. A dire warning from Dr Anthony FAUCI reopening the country too soon during the corona virus crisis will cost lives. There is a real risk that you will trigger an outbreak that you might not be able to control which in fact have reduc sickly will set you back not only leading to some suffering and death. It could be avoided. Could even set you back on the road to TRY TO GET ECONOMIC RECOVERY. A reality check from the nation's top infectious disease expert which stands in stark contrast to president. Trump's push to reopen the country. Tuesday Senate hearing unlike any before with the witnesses and many senators appearing remotely by conference an all-too-familiar precaution in the pandemic four of the nation's top health officials responsible for the Federal Response Dr Fallacy. Cdc Director Robert Redfield FDA Commissioner Steven Hahn and Admiral Brett Jarar offering their unfiltered assessments among the takeaways. Dr Faucher cautioning. It's a bridge too far to expect Corona virus treatments or a vaccine in time for the fall school semester the head of CDC could not say when the agency will finally released detailed advice to states. About how and when to reopen public places like schools churches and restaurants. When is it going to be released? Because states are reopening right now and we need this additional guidance to make those decisions. I do anticipate this broader guidance. Oh It'd be posted on the CDC website. Soon I soon isn't terribly helpful. And Dr Ci says the already staggering corona virus. Death toll is likely higher than what's reported the official statistic. Dr Faucher is that eighty thousand Americans have died from the pandemic. There are some epidemiologist who suggests the number may be fifty percent higher than that of what do you think. I'm not sure Senator Sanders if it's going to be fifty percent higher but most of us feel that the number of deaths are likely higher than that number. There may have been people who died at home. Who did have who are not counted as Kobe because they never really got to? The hospital. Tuesday's hearing grew tense at times with Republican. Senator Rand Paul clashing with Dr Jason. We can listen to your advice but there are people on the other side. Tangiers not going to be a surge and then we can safely open the economy and I have never made myself out to be the end all and only voice of this. I'm a scientist. A physician at a public health official. I give advice. According the best scientific evidence as Democrat seized on shortcomings in the trump administration's response resident trump must acknowledge that the several responses in sufficient and that more people are dying as a result but there was one point of bipartisan agreement. One thing that's abundantly clear. We need dramatically more testing. Would our country had done so far. Intesting is impressive but not nearly enough. I find are testing record. Nothing to celebrate whatsoever now. The White House has made progress in expanding the country's testing capabilities in recent weeks though public health experts warned that millions more tests per week are needed to safely reopen. The Country Lester. Alright Jeff Bennett to the White House. Thank you and one of the most striking moments from Dr found today was during an exchange about kids and the risk of corona virus it comes as NBC News has learned the CDC is preparing to issue an alert to doctors nationwide about the signs and symptoms of that mystery. Illness believed linked to Cova. Nineteen with more. Here's Kristen Dahlgren. Today in Washington a tense exchange over kids and covert and what it means schools. Consider reopening much as I respect you doctor Pal. I don't think you're the end hall. I don't think you're the one person I guess to make a decision whether it's a huge mistake if we don't open the schools in the fall. I think we'd better be careful if we are not cavalier in thinking that children are completely uneven the deleterious effects but I am very careful and hopefully humble and knowing that I don't know everything about this disease the nation's top infectious disease doc pointing to the new inflammatory disease that appears to be impacting small but growing number of children today spokesperson for the CDC saying it's preparing a nationwide alert to help track pediatric multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome. Symptoms can include prolonged fever rash abdominal pain and the inflammation can attack organs like the heart or kidneys. At least three children died in cases now suspected in at least fourteen states New York now has one hundred cases it's probably in other states And probably hasn't been diagnosed yet in other states because again these children don't present the usual Kovic symptoms. Doctors say the syndrome appears to be a delayed inflammatory response to the virus. It's severe. It is the very rapidly in these children so they can go from having fevers to suddenly deteriorating over a short period of time fortunately their treatment that seemed to be working along today. Josie past fan went home after days in the. Icu recused just to recognize the symptoms. Get your child there so that they can get the treatment and new evidence today. Even kids without the inflammatory syndrome can get sicker with Cova. Nineteen than I thought. A new study from children's national found of one hundred seventy seven kids who tested positive one in four required hospitalization. Nearly forty percent of those had no underlying condition overall children are a fraction of those most seriously impacted by Cova but tonight growing evidence against the Assumption. They are completely safe. Kristen Dahlgren NBC. News as much of the country starts to reopen. The infection rate is surging in some places according to a White House Task Force report unreleased but obtained by NBC News. And there's also news tonight about a major university system already canceling in person classes for the fall. Miguel almaguer has late details tonight. In some of the very regions reopening across our nation a troubling spike in Cova cases according to new undisclosed numbers obtained by NBC News. The data compiled by the White House. Pandemic taskforce shows the top ten areas recording surges of at least seventy two percent over the previous week atop the list central city. Kentucky where a prison has helped fuel six hundred and fifty percent increase in infections. Other hotspots include Nashville Tennessee Amarillo Texas and Des Moines Iowa where there was never statewide. Stay at home orders. We have this huge spike in cases. And I think it's a result not practicing that. Stay in place order with the national infection rate yet to subside. A separate list of locations to watch include cities like Charlotte Omaha Minneapolis Columbus phenix in Kansas City. While cases in California are stable. Tonight cal state. The nation's largest four year public university says campuses will remain closed through fall semester. Here in Los Angeles stay at home. Orders could easily extend three more months into August. It comes as governors elsewhere are easing their orders. While several states including Michigan Louisiana and Arkansas are seen a decrease in new cases today. Top doctors warned of opening communities too fast reservation book as full almost for today and tomorrow but after this restaurant in Colorado ignored local mandates its operating license was suspended in California. Elon Musk define regulations to jump-starting production. At Tesla arguing the company is an essential business as health officials ordered the company to Stop Manufacturing. One employee tells NBC News. He's not comfortable being back on the job. I don't see a scenario where I'M NOT RISKING. My house by going back doesn't as more businesses revolt and open their doors. Tempers continue to flare in southern California. Two men were arrested after beating security guards who escorted them out of a target when refusing to wear a face mask tonight the fight over reopening getting uglier than ever Miguel Almaguer. Nbc News Los Angeles now to the troubling news. Tonight for families trying to put food on the table while consumer prices overall have been going down during all this. There's been a spike in food prices. The highest spike in decades are San Brock tonight. And where you'll see the biggest changes I'd grocery stores. It's not just the plexiglas and social distancing that are different price tags are changing to spiking higher than they've been in almost fifty years. I used to be maybe one forty nine for the medium ones. Now it's like two forty nine seven seven dollars. For the jumbo grocery sales skyrocketing eighty three percent in the middle of March. When many stay at home owners went into effect? Have you noticed a small change or a big change big change when I used to buy all the meat for sixty bucks today? I'm paying one. Oh seven compared to last year prices are up for items like eggs bread chicken and mill in fact in just one month. The average price of a dozen eggs jumped sixteen percent more than three dollars in some places poultry. Fish meat and eggs were up more than four percent. Cereal and bakery products saw the largest monthly increase ever about three percent. Even though people are eating the same out most are doing it from the safety of home which is why a lot of produce and dairy are getting wasted suppliers. Unable to repackage the food that would have gone to restaurants and redirected to supermarkets for example. A crate of three hundred sixty eggs for a restaurant looks very different than the same. Three hundred and sixty eggs package the way a supermarket would need to sell them. Half the food supply in this country normally goes to commercial use. That's restaurants well that demand has dried up while consumer demand has skyrocketed and while the supply chain is shifting to meet us. We're paying the price. Corona virus outbreaks and poultry. Plants are also driving up prices with new social distancing guidelines workers calling out production has plummeted. There are also fewer sales and promotions at stores themselves. A run up on food prices with no clear end inside Sam Brock. Nbc News Miami. In sixty seconds why flying might never be the same pressure on the TSA tonight to make a big change at their checkpoints. Also our exclusive new reporting inside the race for a vaccine the news. That might surprise you the meet the press. Chuck Todd Cast. It's an insider's take on politics. The twenty twenty election and more candid conversations with some of my favorite reporters about things. We usually discuss off camera. Listen for free. Wherever you get your podcast I'm Lee host of into America. A podcast from NBC News and MSNBC. Join me as we go into the numbers. Eighty three percent of her patients. Don't have insurance right now into the choices. I have to plan a funeral in the age of the grown-ups. How's this GonNa work and into away through? The importance of music is to keep our spirits up into America. A podcast about everyday people and the power politics policy and a pandemic have in shaping. Our lives new episodes every Monday and Thursday. We're back with a major headline out of Russia tonight. A close aide to President Vladimir Putin among those now battling the disease Richard Englewood late details. He's Russian President Vladimir Putin's right hand man spokesman Dmitry Peskov has worked for Putin for twenty years today. He announced he's hospitalized with covert along with his wife who described his condition as stable. Peskov said he hasn't seen Putin in a month. They issued Putin just announced the partial reopening in Russia. His government has been hit hard. Three ministers including the prime minister testing positive. Critics have questioned Russia's official death toll of around two thousand Russia reports roughly the same number of cases as the UK which has a death toll of thirty two thousand just today five more covert patients died in Russia when a ventilator caught fire in an ICU Kovic and historically low oil prices have hurt Putin's approval rating according to a recent poll. It's at its lowest level in years. Lester Richard Angle tonight. Thank you now to the high anxiety in the airline industry and the devastating prediction today. From the CEO of Boeing Tom Costello calling the threat to the airline industry. Grave the prediction from Boeing. Co Two savannah. Guthrie today sent shockwaves through Wall Street and airline offices. You think there might be a major. Us carrier that just has to go out of business. Well it's I don't WanNa get a t to predictive on that subject but yes most likely you know something will happen. When September comes around Dave Calhoun did not say which airlines are most at risk but with few exceptions every airline is flying less than ten percent full on September thirtieth. The federal government's Bailout. Money comes to an end. Airlines are already warning that as many as one hundred thousand employees could be laid off if passengers don't return in large numbers. You don't know who has what how clean things have been at least on the plane. Flying in a covert and post covert world expect airline and airport facemask requirements six feet of separation while lining up airport health screenings. A new scanner checks for elevated body temperatures at Paine field in Washington state. Now three hundred forty-six airports nationwide are calling on the TSA to check every passengers temperature at security the TSA so far not embracing the idea. We have to make certain that those who choose to travel by air make it through the airport and feel as though they are as safe as they were if they were in their own home. When we'll airline travel get back to normal Boeing again with a sobering assessment. It might take us three five years to get there. Meanwhile Delta United American Airlines are requiring passengers to wear masks board that can be denied boarding if they don't but wants to play leaves the gate flight attendants will ask not forced passengers to comply luster. Right Tom Castillo. Thanks now that. Nbc News Exclusive. Even if a vaccine is developed is the US prepared to deliver the millions of doses. That would be available. Experts say no but are Gabe Gutierrez talked to a CEO who says his company can solve critical roadblock with the global race to make a vaccine underway. Scientists are now sounding the alarm about how to mass produce. It people are worried about. We have enough medical glass to be able to put all of these doses of the vaccine individuals so that they can be administered. And that's a serious issue to think about right now late today. The trump administration announced a new one hundred thirty eight million dollar effort called project. Jump start to dramatically increase domestic production of syringes. The departments of Defense and Health and Human Services will now partner with Health Startup Object Systems America. The company makes plastic pre filled syringes. Nobody has ever used an injectable. P- refilled syringe made of plastic in the tens of millions or even the millions. Because nobody had ever figured out how to attach a needle to a plastic filled container with a drug in an exclusive interview. Ceo Jay Walker says. The syringe will be made faster and will cost less than a dollar to produce much cheaper than the cost of making glass vials to hold back scenes. Not only did it take six months or more to make. That's if you need millions. If you need tens of millions or hundreds of millions they could take way longer to make so. That's a big problem. And those glass vile is largely manufactured overseas. There's also the stoppers needed the close. The vile experts warned that our reliance on an oversea supply chain is a major national security issue. Public Health. Experts say that Kovic Nineteen vaccine might require to doses to ensure unity. That would mean about six hundred fifty million doses just for the US population alone. We've been leaning in on this supply chain to ensure that when EVAC scene is ready to go. We will have the necessary supplies to actually administer it. There is still no clear timeline for a vaccine but experts say we must prepare for it now gave beauty or is NBC News New York at the Supreme Court today cliffhanger case over President Trump's financial records are pete. Williams joins us now to the justices offer any clues about their thinking. I think so based on their questions in oral argument by telephone conference call it did seem them at a majority of the court is prepared to rule that. House Democrats went too far in seeking years of financial records from President trump and his family members. But it might allow a narrower demand for documents if it's tied to some specific legislation that Congress is considering but the court also seemed inclined to say that a New York state grand jury can subpoena President Trump's tax returns. None of the justices seem to accept his argument. That presidents are immune from all parts of the criminal justice process so this appeared to be a mixed day for the president. And we'll know when we get the rulings by July Lester. Right Pete Williams. Thanks very much of next as we continue here in the middle of pandemic trouble could be brewing in the tropics. We're tracking what could be the first tropical threat of the we're back now with the heroin. Seen today caught on camera in south Florida as a small plane hit some power lines and crashed on a road. One of the two people on board was killed. The other seriously injured officials said the plane was having mechanical. Trouble in the pilot was trying to make it back to an airport tonight. We are tracking what could become the first tropical threat of the season forecasts. Show a tropical disturbance could form off the southeast coast of the US by this weekend. It's not expected to make a direct hit but it could bring rip current and swells to the coast early next week next tonight the return of the king and waiting to hear where finally tonight in our latest installment of nightly news kids edition. We'll explain the science behind and how they protect US potentially help other Spike Cova Tube and the king is back the Shirley Temple King. That is. He's helping other kids in need right now. 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