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precipitously in the european union and there with the green going north in the united states where you don't want it to be. and the united states of america which makes up less than 5% of the world's population has the most of the coronavirus deaths according to the numbers and that failure of leadership at the state and the federal number is prompting the democratic and republican governors to roll back the reopenings for fear that the public health crisis is only going to be worse. as jason carroll reports that new york and new jersey and connecticut are requiring residents from 16 other states self-quarantine for two weeks upon arrival there. >> clearly, we are not in total control now. >> reporter: the nation's top infectious disease expert dr. anthony fauchi delivering a
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stark prediction on capitol hill if the u.s. cannot control the surge in the coronavirus cases. >> we are now having 40,000-plus cases per day, and i would not be surprised if we go up to 1 100,000 per day if this does not turn around and so i am very concerned. >> reporter: 15 states seeing the seven-day averages for new cases and more than half do not require masks statewide, and dr. fauchi and others from the coronavirus task force is requiring states do what the president won't, wear masks. >> it is critical that we all take the responsibility to slow the transmission of covid-19 and embrace the universal coverings. >> we encourage the mask for everyone outside. >> reporter: ahead of the july 4th holiday weekend, 17 states have rolled back reopenings from bars and beaches from coast to coast, including california and
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florida where closings were announced today. >> we don't have a lot of tools in the kit right now, so we are trying everything that we can to stop the spread and reverse what is an enormous spike in the community and the state. >> reporter: in arizona, concerns over the death rate ticking up, doucy ordered bars and gyms and pools close in order the next 30 days. >> the expectation is that next week the numbers will be worse. >> reporter:ried they cannot handle the influx of patients. >> it is something that we don't know how the deal with as medical professionals and people should be as worried as i am. >> that is discrimination. >> reporter: and bar owners are concerned that they are forced to close, and some are suing the governor and state alcohol regulators while one houston doctor is saying that the patients are getting worse. >> and they are coming in ten
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times sicker than when they were let's say eight weeks ago. ten times sicker. people are waiting a little too long to come into the hospital, and by the time they are coming the me, they are near death. >> reporter: so, jake, again, repeated warnings coming from the health officials about the need to wear masks especially out in public. here in the state of new york, it is a requirement when you are out in public, and you must have the mask. nowhere is that more apparent than when you are going to the new york city public library and taking a look out there, and you can see the two iconic statues named patience and fortitude and both of them donning a mask there. jake. >> thank you, jason carroll in new york. thank you so much for the report. joining us now to discuss the chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta, a tnd the dr. faui could not have been more clear, they are seeing it with
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community spread and hospitalizations. >> they have been sounding the alarm on this for some time, and the only thing that has changed maybe is sort of how frustrated and how, you know, emphatic they are being, because clearly, you know, their message has not been heard. 100,000 new patients infected a day, jake. if you are doing the math looking at the right side of the screen, and right now, if you are looking at the numbers a 5% fatality rate, and that is 5,000 people a day, jake. that is part of obviously, the huge concern in terms the s tss driving this, and what dr. fauchi and others are saying is that it is not a binary thing, either you are open or closed. you know this, jake, and many people who are watching know this, but there is a middle ground here. it involves wearing masks, and we will show you how effective the mask are, and it is involving the physical distancing, and remind you how effective it is. governor cuomo said this past thursday and it is interesting that health care workers in new york state tested for the
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coronavirus at a less positive rate than the general population. they are exposed more and yet they got it less, because they wore masks. >> that is fascinating. fauchi reiterated as you and i have been discussing for weeks now that not one state met the reopening criteria put out by the coronavirus task force and a number of governors decidedly did not follow the guidelines on how to reopen, and now we have at least 17 states rolling back their reopenings in a piecemeal fashion, and will the rollbacks and the pauses be enough to get the pandemic under control? >> i am not sure they will, jake, at this point. i don't like to say that, the but i think it is the truth in part, because you in a different criteria. the gating criteria existed for a reason, because you saw the
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14-day downward trend meant to get to a manageable level when it came to the new infections and if you got to the manageable level, you could contact trace and quarantine them, and keep them, the hospitals from overwhelm and there is not a sufficient testing program in place, and none of the criteria put out by the task force put out by the white house were met, and what can you say at that point, jake. on top of that, the criteria said, if you get into the phase one, and then these things happen, the sustained five-day increase in the cases, you have to go backwards, so they shouldn't have gone into the phase one in the first place, and most of them and many of them should have gone back into the stay at home orders by their own guidelines. >> and that is the governors messing up, and we should make that clear. but we should also point out that when the guidelines were introduced the president said that if the governors did not stick by them he would call them
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out, and not only did the president trump not call them out when they did not adhere to the guidelines put out, president trump was the probably the single largest voice using his bully pulpit telling the governors and the mayors to reopen the cities prematurely which created a huge amount of pressure on the mayors and the governors to reopen early, and ultimately, it was their decision, but we should point that out, because the white house put out the guidelines, and then the president led the charge for the states to violate them. >> it was infuriating, jake. you and i were covering that real time when it was happening. i live here in georgia and it was happening realtime. the governors were getting cover from the white house the go ahead to open up. almost immediately after the gating criteriaer wi were relea and governor desantis was criticizing the public officials saying they blew it calling florida a potential hot zone, and we see what happened.
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this is not to point fingers, but look, the virus has been constant, and the public health officials have been consistent. we have all learned as we have gone along and it is not like everybody knew everything from the start, but clearly, we are in a bad spot now because of the premature openings in addition to other things. >> fauchi again said today, there are no guarantees when it is coming to developing an effective vaccine, and they hope to have the evfficacy data by te wint oer of 2021 and whether if there is no vaccine or what it needs to be, sanjay? >> well, this is a deep area of reporting for us, and so i am talking to sources in this everyday and sometimes several times a day. jake, i remain optimistic and some data coming out over the next few days i will tell you that is going to continue the beat the drum on what is going to be positive developments. sometimes you will get the positive developments and then
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it all of the sudden stalls, but that is not what appears to have happened yet, and there is warranted optimism here, and i want to be careful, but warranted optimism around the vaccine. and there is other thing, and other therapeutics like remdesivir and meth ddeximone, d also, using antibodies from those who have recovered and cloning them in the lab as a temporary fix to get the people protected against the virus, and it can help for several months and not like a vaccine to help longer, but it could be a bridge for the vaccine, and so i am remaining optimistic for that. >> and today, they implored americans to wear masks and they said the design and the material of the face masks can determine how effective they are. so what are the most important
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design factors for efficacy? >> well, we are learning how the viruses spread, and you are looking at this and you have an idea of how when someone is coughing or sneezing and how far these particles can spread. if you are wearing a mask as you might guess, obviously, it makes a huge difference. there is a lot of data now coming out around the country, and around the world, but let me show you specifically, the different types of masks and the difference they can make. no mask at all and how likely these particles are to spread several feet. if you were starting to wear a bandanna-type mask, you will get roughly 3.6 feet. if it is a folded handkerchief, you know, something that you are folding one on top of another, it is closer to 1.5 feet. if it is a commercial tocone ma, it is eight inches, and that is part of why we say six feet away. so if you do this and wear a
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mask, it is not a hearty virus. it cannot jump far, and so we can get around it, and contain it by simple public health measures. >> so it is looking like bandannas are not as strong as some people think they are. thank you, dr. sanjay gupta. appreciate it. moments ago, president trump is pushing back strongly on the intelligence reports that the gru was offering bounties to the taliban and others to attack u.s. and british troops. and also, what happens to a airport when it has fewer than five flights a day because of the pandemic. stay with us. you can't predict the future. but a resilient business can be ready for it. a digital foundation from vmware helps you redefine what's possible... now.
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in our world lead today, it is not enough that message from
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the 11 house democrats who were briefed today at the white house on intelligence reports that the russian gru offered bounty to taliban terrorists to kill u.s. and british troops. democrats say they want all intelligence chiefs to update congress claiming that the white house only gave their perspective on the intelligence. moments ago the white house press secretary said that the president has now been briefed on this intelligence, but only because it is now public. she also pushed back on the reports that the president was briefed about it earlier this year. >> the president was never briefed on this, and the intelligence still has not been verified, and there is no consensus among the intelligence community. >> a u.s. official familiar with the latest information refutes that claim telling cnn that, that intelligence was included in the president's intelligence briefing this spring. "the new york times" adding,
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quote, officials provided a written briefing in late february to president trump laying out the conclusion that a russian military intelligence unit offered and paid bounties to taliban-linked militants to kill u.s. and coalition troops in afghanistan, unquote. one source telling "the new york times" that presentation was given to the president in the written briefing was february 27th. the times also reporting that officials are looking at an april 2019 taliban attack that killed three marines as possibly being tied to the russian bounty plot. those marines who were killed staff sergeant christopher slotman, and sergeant benjamin heinz of york, pennsylvania, and corporate roger hendricks and this cannot be traced back to
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the russian plot, which russia denies, which russian intelligence is investigating, but if indeed this information was included in the presidents' daily brief on february 27th, it is worth asking what did mr. trump do that day instead of paying attention to this information about russians allegedly offering a bounty to kill u.s. service members. well, for one thing on february 27th, he met with black supporters of his including diamond and silk at the white house, and in fact at that meeting president trump said that the coronavirus would be over soon. >> one day, like a miracle, it is going to disappear, and from our shores, it could get worse before it gets better, and maybe it could go away. >> flash forward to june, and president trump has instead of expressing concern about the alleged russian bounty focused instead on saying that he hasner
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be -- has never been briefed about it. former national security adviser john bolton reacted this way. >> the fact that the president feels compelled to tweet about the news story here shows that what his fundamental focus is not the security of the forces, but whether he looks like he was not paying attention, so he is saying nobody told me and therefore you can't blame me. >> in bolton's new book, the former national security adviser to president trump details a conversation that he had with then white house chief of staff john kelly who lost his son in afghanistan, has there ever been a presidency like this, he asked me, and i assured him, there has not, and then he showed me a picture of his son killed in afghanistan in 2010. trump referred to him earlier that day saying that he had suffered the worse, and he had been disparaging the wars in afghanistan, and he had implied
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that his son had died needlessly. trump does not care what happens to these guys, kelly cnn white house correspondent jeremy dimon joining us. what did the white house press secretary say? >> that this plot incentivized to kill american soldiers is what you are hearing is attacks on the media and not the president. she spent several minutes going after "the new york times" for exposing this intelligence that we have seen several outlets that cnn has since confirmed that a russian military unit has offered bounties to the taliban fighters to try and kill u.s. troops. the press secretary kayleigh mcenany was also talking about the notion of whether the president was briefed. we have also noted that she said that the president was not
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briefed despite a u.s. official has told cnn that it was indeed in the president's briefing book, and mcenany said that the president was the most informed person. listen. >> this president, i will tell you that he is the most informed person on planet earth when it comes to the threats that we face. we have ambassador o'brien who sees him -- >> so, there is the press secretary there saying that the president is the most informed person on earth and at the same staying that he was not briefed on the threat that apparently the intelligence had been apparently shared with the u.s. allies before it was at least or rally briefed to the president of the united states. jake, one more note is that we did hear the press secretary there suggest at one point or accept the notion that members of the intelligence community could have been going after the president by leaking this information. there is of course no corroboration for that, and it is interesting that the white house secretary is more interested in entertaining that
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notion than the notion that the intelligence about russia could be true. >> well, jeremy, don't we believe they are parsing and saying that he was not briefed and that nobody sat him down and made him listen and told him that this is happening and as opposed to giving him information which any other previous president would then read? >> yeah, this is absolutely appears to be a semantics game that the white house press secretary is playing. yesterday she was asked specifically if this information had been shared with the president through the pdb, the presidents' daily brief, and she said no, he had not been briefed so our reporting that it was in the presidents' daily briefing was true, and so it is incumbent upon him to read that information, and interestingly the former vice president joe biden today said it is a dereliction of the duty for the president not to have read this and he pointed out when he was vice president he read that daily brief every single day. jake. >> all right. jeremy diamond at the house.
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thank you. joining me is u.s. congresswoman melissa slotkin who was preefed on t -- briefed on the alleged russian bounties. and you have been in the cia and worked in the nica, and you have experience in intelligence and what did you read from the briefing? >> we had a conversation in the situation room, and lot of the conversation was about the veracity of the reporting and hearing from some of the senior staff of the white house on their concerns about some of the intelligence. what bothered me about that is that we did not have representatives from the cia or the nsa or any of the big intelligence communities to speak about that issue, and just senior staff of the president. so they talked about the veracity of the reporting and then what i spent my time asking about was that i get it that there might be some questions
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with the intelligence, and that is fair. as a cia analyst, that happens, but i just imagine myself as a staffer in the white house under bush or obama, and if something like this had come across my desk, either of the national security advisers or either of the chief of staffs that i work for would have said, we need to alert the president, and it is twice as important if you are thinking about the fact that between march 30th, and june 3rd, the president spoke to vladimir putin five times on the phone. so to staff a phone call, and to get the president prepped, i could not understand and asked this question to the senior staff how could you have not just flagged it for him and said, mr. president, we are looking into this, but we want you to know. >> so, just to bring people up to speed based on my reporting, what seems to be going on here in terms of agencies having different views of the reliability of this intelligence, it seems that this came from human intelligence, which is something that a lot of spy agencies use as opposed to
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signals intelligence which is picking up communications electronically, and the national security agency focuses on signals intelligence as opposed to human intelligence. i know that you cannot disclose what the argument is here, but how common are these kinds of disputes within the larger intelligence community? >> they do happen. i actually want to say it is a good thing that there is debate, right. i became an iraq analyst right after some of the failed assessments of the weapons of mass destruction in iraq, and so i was trained that it is important for the people to speak up if they don't believe that the intelligence is strong, and the agencies should meter it out, and get together and have debate and figure it out. so it is not rare. it does happen from time to time, and but then, that is a signal, and especially with something that involves our troops, the safety of our troops, i would expect that everybody would just jump on the opportunity to say, okay, let's
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dig into this, and what more do we need to find out and how do we get that information to find out if this is true, because if it is true, and there is a bounty on the heads of u.s. soldiers in afghanistan, you know, my stepdaughter is in the army and she could easily go to afghanistan in the next year, and like i want to know that they are doing everything to run this down one way or another. >> well, do you have any confidence that they are running it down? do you believe the intel, and if it is true, what do you think that the u.s. should do? >> i think it is fair to say that there were questions, and certainly going back in a few months in the story, there were real debates in intelligence community, and i believe that. but i also believe it is important that they just do the work of digging into it, and figuring it out. now, obviously now that the story is everywhere, there is a lot of discussion about what is ahead and how we make sure to learn more now. i am glad it is happening. what i want to hear as the
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stepmom of an army officer is that i want to hear the president say himself, if this is true, i won't let it stand, i will not as commander in chief just stand by while russia targets our troops and pays for blood on their hands. so that, i still want to hear. i get that they are being pressure and he is being briefed and all of that, and i want a clear signal from the commander in chief so that people in the military know that he has their back. >> than you, congresswoman slotkin. we appreciate your time today. >> thank you. a former cia counter terrorism analyst, and former intelligence adviser will take a look at the story and the president's response to the russian bounty intelligence story. that is next. stay with us. the tempur-pedic breeze° makes
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now, we are back with the worldly today, and u.s. official is confirming to cnn that intelligence about the russian bounty on the u.s. service members in afghanistan was included in the presidents' daily briefing and some time earlier in the year. the white house continues to deny that president trump was ever briefed on the reports that the russian officials offered the bounty to taliban forces for
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killing u.s. and british forces in afghanistan. now, joining me is two people who used to work on the presidents' daily briefing. phil mudd who also served as a intelligence adviser and counter terrorism adviser as well, and so let me start with you, phil. are you saying that the information was included in the pdb earlier in the year and is it possible that the president still did not know about it? we lost phil. so let me go to nada, and is it possible that the president still did not know about it or do you think that the white house is still parsing the idea of being told something directly to his face as opposed to handed the papers he is supposed to read, but he is not known as a big reader. >> i think that they are absolutely parsing this language around whether he knew it from a
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briefing. i think that obviously we are hearing from new york times and other reporting and from cnn that this is a pdb and in written form. so, the onus is on him to make sure that he is reading that, and he is up to speed. if he is making excuses that he has not read the pdb, that is an entirely different problem, and really not excusable, especially coming to threat intelligence. >> so, you helped to track key members of al qaeda in iraq after 9/11 and you are saying that the intelligence is usually not definitive and it is not verified. so, is it a logical excuse for the white house to continue the claim that the president was not briefed, quote, unquote briefed, because the intelligence was not verified, or is that standard intelligence? >> well, that is standard intelligen intelligence, and intelligence collection, and intelligence, you know, written product or briefing is more of the art than a science.
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and during that whole process, the cia continues to corroborate that information. so they are not going to stop at one point, and say this is 100% true unless they have definitive evidence that they have come to some kind of conclusion. it is a constantly evolving situation, especially when it is coming to threat intelligence in a fast-moving environment like a war zone. afghanistan obviously meets that criteria, so that the right response from the president should be what more can you tell me, and tell me about the voracity of this information. >> and phil, i think that the satellite is back now. you noted that this is not information that a president should learn about from "the new york times" or from cnn, but if president trump was never briefed that certainly could have happened here, and never personally told about this intelligence as opposed to receiving it in a document, this is already a president who does not have a particularly good relationship with the intelligence community, also
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known, not really known as a big reader, tell us what this would do to that kind of relationship? >> well, that is going to depend on the next couple of days. i was interested in the story that we heard from the congresswoman that you interviewed about the white house not having intel people in the room saying, hey, the president didn't get this, the stuff was not validated. as an intel guy, that is interesting to watch. the question is not whether it was validated. the question is whether anybody including the secretary of defense and the national security adviser spoke to the president. my point, jake, is if they did speak to the president, and there is a whitewash now, that is going to tick off the intel guys, because they are going to say, we told you in a written product, and now you are trying to throw us under the bus because you did not want to tell the press about it. and this is going to create friction between us, and you are suggesting between the white house and the intel guys. >> and speaking to the friction -- >> i would add to that.
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>> and nada, let me come to you in a second, but speaking of the friction, and kayleigh mcenany said that the hypothesis that it may have come from rogue people trying to get the president in trouble, and i would like for you to comment on that? >> well, there is leaks coming from washington, d.c., and they have come from the white house, and they have come from books from the white house, and the fbi, and the state department, and the question is not whether the president was briefed by the intel guys, but the question is whether somebody spoke to him about potentially dead soldiers, because it is not about the intel, but the question for the president is did you ask for options about what to do about it? did you consider speaking to putin about it? did you ask the intel guys including at the defense department what they believe that the risk to the u.s. soldiers is today? the white house is taking us down to a road to the quality of the intel and whether he is briefed or not, and it is not.
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it is about whether the president is sitting in the chair saying that this is what i will do about a threat to u.s. servicemen. >> nada, your response? >> so, i agree with phil, but at the same time, we know from gina h haspel's statement the other day that not just the white house brief, but she says that it is widely shared and briefed to the u.s. allies and i have a hard time that the white house would not have known about a briefing that was to the white house coalitions and not just u.s. military members, but we owe them a response as well. so back to what elissa slotkin was talking about the voracity of the information and the verification, and the disagreement within the nsa, i know from my experience nsa really speaks to their own collection. they are not going to talk about whether or not they necessarily agree or disagree where the
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collection of the cia and what they will talk about is that we only have collection on x-y-z. we can't verify what the cia is saying, and the collection we do have, and we can say, with medium confidence we believe it is accurate. and so there is not a dispute they are trying to display. >> okay. nada and phil, thank you. the one governor who says he is not closing the state down again even though there are thousands of new cases everyday. stay with us. robinhood believes now is the time to do money. without the commission fees. so, you can start investing today wherever you are - even hanging with your dog. so, what are you waiting for? download now and get your first stock on us. robinhood.
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in our health lead, some
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local officials in florida are closing the beaches ahead of the fourth of july holiday in an effort to slow the worse inning of the coronavirus, and republican ron desantis says he has no plans to pause the state's reopening and florida reported more than 6,000 new coronavirus cases today. and joining us is the jackson memorial hospital in miami-dade county and dr. david dezarda is joining us, and we will get to what the governor said today, but today, you are reporting 108% increase in the hospitalizations over a two-week period. what is the status now? have the hospitalizations continued to go in the icu continued to go up? >> yes. probably with the numbers since last week. we have 260-plus patients in the jackson system, and we have 35% of those patients int s is in t >> i want to get your response
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to governor desantis this afternoon explaining why he is not rolling back reopening as other states are seeing the surges have. he said, well, listen to what he had to say. >> we are not going to go back to close things, and i don't think that is really what is driving it. people are going into business is not what is driving it, and when you see the younger folks, people are not going to have social interactions, and that is natural. >> do you agree that the spread has nothing to do with the businesses reopening and just from younger folks naturally socializing? >> i separate with him actually. i do believe that one thing is open some businesses and one thing to have full restaurants open, and all of these stores open as we have seen. i do believe that it is not correct. i believe that opening the economy the way he did it is causing a lot of the problems that we have right now. >> are the patients in the icus
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the hospitalized coronavirus patients, are they younger than in the first wave when it seemed primarily to be people over the age of 60 and 70? >> much younger, and that is really our main concern, so let's talk about the average age at this point is going to be 25 to 45 years more or less. the previous time, it is most of the time more than 65. so to answer the question, it is yes. much younger patients and much sicker which is something that i cannot fully understand why it seems to be much sicker than the first time. >> have you been able to -- and i don't know if florida has the capacity to do this, but have you been able to contact trace and find out how these individuals got the virus? >> you know, i work in the icu and for me, it is difficult to answer the question. so we sometimes have families and once the patient came to us, we already know that the patient is seeming to be hard to trace
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where they contacted the virus. >> have you be, if you could te governor desantis how to stop the spread or slow the spread, what would you tell him to do? >> i would tell him to open the economy in a smarter way, and open the businesses and the restaurants should do deliveries and no seating in the restaurants. iley close live close to the b it is like a party everyday. so i would close the beaches and the parks, because people need to be responsible. you can see it on the streets, people are not wearing the masks and people are in the parks and the beaches, and i would close back the businesses on the beach, and restaurants can be open for takeouts and deliveries. >> should there be a mandated mask requirement in florida? >> 100%. i have no idea how much of this politics involved in the mask. we know that mask help you and others, and yes, mandatory.
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i think that the miami beach mayor is in that direction and some changes in the behavior of those people going to the home parties, and it is really back down here. >> doctor, thank you, for what you do, and we appreciate it. three flights a day is what is happening in one of the smaller airports because of the coronavirus and that airport is not alone. why this could have a devastating ripple effect. stay with us. how about poor fred wilson?
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the money lead now, and the spread of coronavirus is so out of control here in the u.s., the european union today barred americans from traveling there when it reopens the borders tomorrow. the virus is hurting smaller airports as well big time. cnn's pete muntean takes a look. >> reporter: eric bjorkman
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earned a degree in air aviation when the industry was booming, but here at kalamazoo in michigan, the coronavirus pandemic has brought the airline service to nearly a standstill. >> it is pretty unsettling, and we just hope it bounces back as soon as it, you know, as soon as possible. >> reporter: he helps to run the operations and maintenance for the airport and it now sees no more than three flights each day. on one day in april the restaurant recorded $50 in sales. the pandemic has cleared out the airports everywhere, but it is hurting the small city airports more. >> it is disappointing to see. >> reporter: the airport director craig williams says an average of 63 people fly through here each day, and 85% drop from a year agob and still t, but st required to serve cities, and just airport restrictions will
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expire the 31st of july. >> we are trying to figure out what it means for the industry. >> reporter: not long after the pandemic cratered airline travel, the pandemic forced them to stop flying to other airports nearby. in norfolk, virginia, they picked up passengers in airport news, and they fear it could get worse for other airports. >> we are trying to figure out strategies to ensure that communities are not air service deserts. >> reporter: the airports are shedding jobs and airport news cut 46 positions and kalamazoo received $19 million in federal stimulus money, and they say it is vital with three colleges and other major headquarters like kellogg's. >> if we are not here the convenience for companies are not here, and they might move to other places where they can get the air service.
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>> reporter: in sampling some other airports to see how bad the airport is, it is interesting that some spots are seeing the passengers come back and in places like flint, michigan, which is reliant on leisure travel, and others like grand forks, north dakota saw 300 passengers for the entire month of may. jake. >> all right. pete muntean thanks. it is in china and some scientists say it has pandemic potential. stay with us. 0 smart bed. can it help keep me asleep? absolutely, it senses your movements and automatically adjusts to keep you both comfortable. and now, the queen sleep number 360 c4 smart bed is only $1,299, save $400. only for a limited time.
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you are follow me on facebook or instagram or twitter @jake tapper and you can tweet the show at the lead cnn. thank you for watching. i will see you tomorrow. this is cnn breaking news. >> welcome to the viewers in the united states and around the world, wolf blitzer is off and i'm jim acosta in the situation room. the coronavirus death toll in the u.s. now topping 126,000 people as 15 states report record numbers of new cases and 36 states are seeing cases continue to increase. also breaking, the governor