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>> a lot of people are feeling hopeless of what lies ahead. due to mature overnight, ad coronavirus death has been reported in the u.s. and now the first case has been confirmed in new york city. we've got the latest on the outbreak and pete buttigieg pulls out of the 2020 race just ahead of super tuesday. while senator amy klobuchar faces some new political head winds. a police shooting at a chicago transit station. what happened and why did it escalate to gunfire? north korea stirring the pot as they launch two more projectiles. but why now? and we'll introduce you to
the man who was a drummer even before he was born "early today" starts right now >> good morning. i'm frances rivera >> and i'm phillip mena. across the united states officials are am area anticipating up efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak overnight a second death linked to the virus was confirmed in washington state health officials say the man was in his 70s and had underlying health conditions. the announcement came one day after a man in his 50s died near seattle. meanwhile, the virus has now arrived in new york city officials confirme said she cone virus while traveling in iw york the number of cases in america has now reached 89 many stores are running out of protective masks despite the u.s. surgeon general pleading with the public to stop buying them he says they are not effective in preventing people from catching the illness for more on how u.s. officials are responding to the outbreak, here's nbc's kelly o'donnell >> reporter: the vice president? >> well, there will be more cases, there's no question >> reporter: and secretary of health and human services.
>> we're ramping up testing. >> reporter: spread the trump administration's message across sunday programs. while president trump tweeted about expanded screening for travellers involving certain high-risk countries. the president adding, they will also be screened when they arrive in america. while the state department has issued a range of guidelines on international travel to high-risk areas, mike pence said the u.s. is asking for specific help as flights depart countries with active coronavirus. >> do not travel to those affected areas in italy and in south korea. but we're also making that connected to a screening process that we've already initiated discussions with both countries. >> reporter: inside the u.s. administration officials say they do not recommend restrictions on travel within the country at this time but -- >> state or local public health
offices, which are the front lines of response, might make their own decisions to do that >> reporter: while the administration is projecting caution on the public health aspects of the virus and its spread, the psychology of the financial markets hard hit this week, triggers a more optimistic message from the white house >> the stock market that saw some downturns this week, it'll come back. but our focus is going to remain on the health and well-being of the american people. >> reporter: expect president trump to try to appear visible on this issue. tomorrow he is scheduled to go to the national institutes of health where they're doing some of the clinical trials related to the virus today drug company executives will be meeting here at the white house. part of their conversation will be about a potential for a vaccine. and this week the president says expect more briefings on coronavirus as he manages this healthcare emergency along with some of his planned campaign travel frances? >> kelly o'donnell for us,
thanks the spread of this virus is already having a major impact on daily life overseas. there are now more than 88,000 confirmed cases worldwide and more than 3,000 deaths outside of china, iran, south korea, and italy have been hotspots for the illness delta has announced that today will be the last flight between new york and milan until at least may 1st. here's nbc's bill neely. >> reporter: the world's most visited museum, the louvre in paris shut down because of the world's most contagious virus. staff afraid, thousands locked out and worried. >> i'm going to try and stay healthy and happy and live my life >> reporter: from the world health organization, more aggressive advice than from u.s. officials advising anyone over 60 or with underlying conditions, that's hundreds of millions globally, to avoid crowded areas. >> we need to prepare for the potential pandemic day by day we see the window of opportunity closing.
>> reporter: in south korea another huge surge of infections the entire population urged to stay home. the capital's mayor leveling murder charges at the leader of a religious sect where the 2000 epidemic began with americans now being officially warned to stay away from hot spots like south korea and here in milan, multiple airlines including american are now abandoning lucrative routes. the pope cancelling more events. the vatican says he has a cold, not the virus. italy's infection rate jumped 50%, more than 1,600 cases, 34 dead krireen australia and thailand neely, n, italy.
robinson. >> on the eve of super tuesday, a major shakeup in the race for 2020 pete buttigieg is bowing out of the democratic primary the former south bend mayor enjoyed a meteoric rise. he told supporters last night that he saw no path to victory >> i will no longer seek to be the 2020 democratic nominee for president. but i will do everything in my power to ensure that we have a new democratic president come january. [ cheers and applause buttigieg's exit could have huge implementations for frontrunners joe biden and bernie sanders a source told nbc news that buttigieg representatives are in talks to consolidate support around the former vice president who's coming off a massive win in south carolina. meanwhile, minnesota senator amy klobuchar is facing protests in
her home state demonstrators forced her to cancel an event. dozens chanted "black lives matter" and held signs in support of a man klobuchar put away for life during her time as a prosecutor in selma, alabama, a solemn ceremony and a rare appearance by a civil rights icon georgia congressman john lewis returned to the edmond pettis bridge he had been out of the public eye for months battling pancreatic cancer. it was a turning point for african-americans in the right to vote. here was part of his message >> we cannot give up now we cannot give in. >> no! >> we must keep the faith, keep you are eyes on the prize. we must vote like we never ever voted before >> right >> he told the crowd to use their right to vote to make america a better place almost all the democratic candidates were in selma to mark the anniversary.
in chicago authorities are dropping the charges against a man shot by police a video posted online showed two officers struggling to arrest arial roman. while he risked moments later, he was shot twice. the mayor calling the footage extremely disturbing as the department comes under scrutiny. >> reporter: in chicago, a police shooting under investigation. eyewitness video shows two officers pinning a man to the ground nbc news chose to blur his face. one of the officers yells. the struggle continues you see what looks like pepper spray and taser fire then you hear a gunshot. the man runs up the escalator. the police in pursuit. then another shot. police say the man was hit twice, now in the hospital in critical but stable condition. chicago mayor calling the video
extremely disturbing according to the police, the officers had initially tried to stop the man from moving between two train cars in violation of city ordinance the man was charged with resisting arrest and criminal narcotics. police later asking for those to be dropped, now two investigations into the officers' conduct. >> both officers will be restricted from field duties and will be placed on administrative duties pending the outcome of this investigation chicago pd at the subject of a blistering justice department report, citing a pattern of excessive force. the police department's worked for years to reform and rebuild public trust, now facing renewed scrutiny aaron mclaughlin, nbc news a winter storm made some homes in new york look kind of like a scene from "frozen. plunging temperatures and high winds caused thick layers of ice to cover those homes some people say their homes looked dark because of just how
thick the ice was. some doorways there were completely blocked >> we'll see how they are going to be able to thaw out >> good morning, everyone. we're going to start to transition march warmer conditions across the eastern half of the united states. and you can start to see the moisture though is flowing from the south and southeast. that increases the flood threat that we saw early february once again. those rivers are going to start to rise. alabama into mississippi forecasting that potential of 3 to 5 inches with some isolated y start of march we're near 80 degrees. of reeduc in starting off march pretty good but we do have another storm system
we will talk about that coming up >> thank you, janessa. leap day turned out to be very lucky for these parents in sacramento they're adorable daughter camilla was born on the 29th but that's not all her dad is also a leap day baby. according to staff, the odds of a parent and child sharing the unlikely birth date are one in 2 million. to celebrate the hospital dressed camilla up a leap frog still ahead, a police k-9 sniffs out one of the big meth busts in texas history and reigniting tensions with north korea as the kim jong-un regime performs its weapons test of early 2020. this is "early today." you with homeowners... oh! not again! oh, thanks! you know automated lights are just the beginning. pretty soon they're gonna have eyes... everywhere. well goodnight.
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>> it is news made for your streaming it seems to come up in every conversation and we all have a lot of questions about coronavirus. across the country people are talking about the basics though. how to protect yourself and your family so we sent one of the top infectious disease specialists, dr. william shaftner from vanderbilt university to answer your questions >> what's the best way to prevent the virus? >> how can i avoid it? >> avoid people who are coughing and sneezing at the present time lots of good handwashing the people at greatest risk of infection are people who are older. it's certainly flu-like symptoms and the whole spectrum of illness from very severe to much less severe, we're now only appreciating older persons, people with
underlying illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease, they're more likely to get pneumonia and the more serious coronavirus infections >> is it airborne? >> it can be transmitted through close contact. if i have the virus and i breathe it out and we are standing this close and you breathe it in, you can get sick. >> can i get the mask? >> that's a very good question you know, the masks really don't help you very much at all. >> what percentage of people now are dying from the coronavirus >> the data from china would indicate it's about 2% of people but most of us think that's too high coronavirus probably can survive on the surface for several hours. the good news is that common household disinfectants will kill the virus >> i'm wondering what precautions or is there any concern. >> so actually i think the risk is going to be very low.
but every time you travel, wash your hands a lot and avoid those people who are coughing and sneezing at the present time i think it's very prudent for the family to think ahead. what if the coronavirus should come and we would be asked to sort of quarantine ourselves at home think about what you would do. who would take care of the children because they may be home from school make sure you have enough medicine for people who take medicine at home that might last for two or three weeks >> can healthy people fight it off on their own >> if you get sick we can take care of you. we don't have a direct antiviral drug, but we'll give you good supportive care. and, fortunately, most people recover. >> that's what we need to hear right there. >> precautions, facts, and context very>> you know i've be quest totally to find those masks. thanks for starting your week
breaking overnight, a second coronavirus death has been reported in the u.s., and now the first case has been confirmed in new york city we've got the latest on the outbreak. mayor pete buttigieg pulls out of the race before super tuesday. we're live what that could mean for the rest of the wield. congressman john lewis returns to selma, alabama. markets around the globe taking a beating on the heels of the coronavirus.