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arthel: fox news alert, growing concerns about the battle to contain coronavirus with chaos erupting at many of the nation's biggest airports as the number of cases spikes in the u.s. hello, everyone, welcome to america's news headquarters, i'm arthel neville. eric: nearly 3,000 people across the country who are infected with coronavirus, so far 57 people have died. the white house announcing president trump while he has tested negative for the virus after meeting last week with two people who later tested positive. now on this sunday some are calling for stronger measures here at home to fight coronavirus.
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dr. anthony fauci earlier today, the director of national institute of health, he was on fox news sunday. >> things are going to get worse before they get better but the kinds of things we are doing now will hopefully mitigate that. eric: team fox news coverage, mark meredith with the response, marianne rafferty, dallas and dfw and dulles last night and first with kristin fisher who is life with the latest tally, hey, kristin. >> this is the sunday before st. patrick's day, now many of those places and events have been canceled or closed and as you just heard dr. fauci, the government's infectious disease expert, he says that things are undoubtedly going get worse before they get better. here in the united states right now we've got nearly 3,000 americans who have tested positive for the coronavirus and that number is only expected to rise as the country's ability to
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test to the virus accelerates. more than 50 americans have been killed. millions of students are out of school and 39 states plus the district of colombia have declared a state of emergency, but there's still a massive gap and this really one of the biggest stories here. gap between number of people who want to be tested and the number of people who can actually get a test. dr. fauci says he's being told by ceo's of companies developing and rolling out these tests that that he is gaps should begin to close soon. >> the ceo's of the companies that we had at the white house that the president met with, it's very clear that when i specifically asked them when can we get started to start doing this where you can really have availability in a much easier way implementing, not just saying that it's out there, they are telling us that that would be starting up within the next week or so that is going to go
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up. now in the reality there are going to be people a week from now i tried to get a test and couldn't get it but the totality of the picture is going to be better than it was a few weeks ago. kristin: now, one of the areas that's been hit by coronavirus is new york city. the mayor of new jersey has gone so far to enact curfew from 10:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. until further notice. all residents have to stay in their homes unless there's an emergency or unless their employer requires them them to work and we could see more of that in the coming weeks and other cities, eric, arthel. eric: there are people suggesting that as we continue, kristin, thank you, arthel. arthel: now to chaos at major u.s. airports. chicago officials slamming the trump administration after travelers at o'hare international waited as long as 8 hours in cramped spaces during custom screenings, similar
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scenes at dfw and new york jfk airport after the administration announced new travel restrictions from europe. marianne rafferty live, marianne. >> international travelers came pretty concern, we will tell you why, we were approached by a couple that said once they arrived they were pile intoed a room with 3 to 5 people. at least 3 plane fulls all standing shoulder to shoulder, she said, for a pretty long period of time and she said she had taken every precaution because her twin daughters have underlying health conditions. they were coming from sweden, we did everything we could to get back here at home because we thought we would be safe back here in america. >> we would like to not see crowds like that. what people understand if you're an american citizen, if you are a family member that you can get back, you don't need to rush
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back, but it's understandable that when people see a travel ban, they immediately want to hunker and get home. hopefully we don't have more of that but i think we will probably unfortunately will see that. >> similar scenes just like here at lax and airports around the country and many 13 airports where international travelers are being funneled through, we reached out to customs and border patrol about the procedures for screening passengers as they come in for coronavirus, so far we have received no comments and also no response from cdc about the procedures which are making social distancing pretty much impossible. now here at laxi just wanted to show you, we are in international departures. usually completely full of people. they funnel through hundreds if not thousands of people a day here and we see many empty lanes and we also see a lot of passengers with gloves on and masks on trying to do everything
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they can to stay safe because they are trying to make their way home as well, eric, arthel. arthel: marianne, we will take it back here, eric. eric: residents trying to stock up on essentials, well, today president trump set to speak with executives with largest grocery chains. they empty store shelves. mark: eric, this is a big concern as you are showing images from all over the country. store shelves empty. people are trying to get an idea of somewhat supplies they need to last several days. we've asked president trump and he will be having a call within the next hour with leaders and executives to have nation's grocery stores because we have
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seen retail stores like apple and nike decide to shut down operations for the next couple of weeks. here is what the president had to say about this yesterday. >> i think it's frankly good if they do it. i think what apple did is fine and you want to keep people away for a little while. keep them away. when it gets better -- people are going and buying things and i understand that. >> during that same news conference we learned that the president did take a test for covid-19 and that he was showing no symptoms but it was done out of abundance of caution. the president's position updated the media late last night saying that the tests came back negative and physician went onto say, quote, one week after having dinner with brazilian delegation in mar-a-lago the president remains symptom free and i've been in daily contact with cdc and white house coronavirus task force and encouraging the implementation of all their best practices for exposure reduction and transmission mitigation. that's from the president's physician. one thing we did see happen yesterday that members to have white house press corp. before
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the briefing with president trump where you saw them at the podium, we had our temperatures taken by the white house medical office. they came by and checked temperatures of anybody who could come in contact with the president or the vice president. we also heard from the president's task force that said had the same thing happened to them, temperatures taken. we expect that's possible today when a briefing happens around 5:00 o'clock this afternoon, eric. eric: of course, the super markets near me, they held lysol, wipes, that cleaned out. the good news the next morning more deliveries and they restocked, thank you. mark: let's hope they continue. arthel: drive-thru testing for coronavirus available in new york, california, colorado, pennsylvania as the white house pushes public-private partnerships, so how will this work? let's go to dr. lindsey now. thank you for being here. the center for clinical
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investigation division, infectious disease, so glad to have you here on this very important day. before i get to specifics about testing, i want to ask you a general question. as you were preparing to do the interview with me, what was heavy on your mind concerning the coronavirus and what information do you think is most crucial to share with the american public? >> i think -- thank you, arthel for covering this issue and for having me on. i think that there are several question issues that weigh on me and weigh on those around me, our ability to determine who is infected so we can have a rational plan to minimize transmission, realizing people may be contagious before they realize it. that's number 1. number 2, understanding who is most vulnerable particularly our elderly, those with weakened immune systems, chronic medical conditions and how do we create
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protective bubbles around them to minimize introduction of this virus into communities that are at higher risk for complications and, thirdly, preparation of our hospitals and health centers to be able to respond to the illnesses that we all are concerned we are likely to see as the virus continues to spread through the community. arthel: in terms of percentages is america as prepared as we can be? are we as prepared as we should be? >> there is much that we have done, there's much that we need to do and as doctor fauci and others have expressed, we need the ability to test massively immediate, immediately and that's tens of thousands of tests a day in my view. arthel: that brings me then --
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let me ask you because this is what the white house said, collaborating now, so collaborations with quest diagnostic and lab corp. would they be able to process results? >> absolutely, quest, lab corp. as well as major health centers and public health departments so we can have testing immediately available at very large scale. all of these are important efforts but how can we have them implemented not some time in the future. arthel: that's an excellent question that apparently you don't have the answer to and i don't think anyone has been able to provide that answer. in the meantime, you know, some people have not grasped the importance of social distancing.
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if you could paint a picture for us to make us understand why social distancing is so critical. >> so i think that there are 2 or 3 critical elements to social distancing. one is that this infection in some and perhaps many maybe sub clinical or have almost no symptoms, therefore, i don't know when i should diminish my activity to not infect you and that makes this very hard to contain and number 2, we need to as many are talking about blunts the curve or flatten the curve which is the number of individuals who get seriously ill, if we can spread that out over months and months instead of weeks, that allows the healthcare system to better absorb and manage the illnesses that may occur associated with this virus and those who are most vulnerable. arthel: in the meanwhile the coronavirus vaccine is still a
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year, year and a half away, can doctors treat without a vaccine? >> i think a vaccine so much as treatment as another prevention modality so that we develop an immune response so we don't become infected. the issue of treatment would be supportive care and new therapies that are active against the virus and hopefully some of those may become available in 3 to 9 months. arthel: does your body begin to produce antibodies so it's less lethal or severe during next wave of season of virus? >> you ask a terrific question about the biology of the coronavirus which we don't know. we have only known about the virus about 3 months. what happens when one gets infected, one develops immune response and clears it.
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some viruses we develop immune response and it's life-long immunity and others we develop immune that's partial and reinfected. measles, life-long immunity, the noro virus the immunity is not as robust in terms of longevity. arthel: so much we don't know and you don't know as you're the expert as the virus has unusual behavioral patterns. finally, if you could sum this up for us, what more should america be doing on a federal level, state level, cities and municipalities and as families and as individuals? >> as corporations as you alluded to earlier i think all of sectors of society need to come together, work together and respond in determining how best to diminish transmission, how to understand who is infected and how to support those who are
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sick and that will be a multi-level approach that we all have to work together on. arthel: dr. lindsey baden, thank you very much, sir. >> thank you. eric: another country put millions of citizens on lockdown. the question here will we see the restrictive measures soon. we will have live report from one of those hot spots. >> singers: safelite repair, safelite replace. no no no no no, there's no space there! maybe over here? hot! hot! oven mitts! oven mitts! everything's stuck in the drawers! i'm sorry! oh, jeez. hi. kelly clarkson. try wayfair! oh, ok.
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arthel: italy the one to have hardest-hit countries with hospitals running out of supplies, more than 21,000 confirmed cases there and more than 1400 deaths. now other european countries are taking drastic measures to keep the virus at bay. amy kellogg in florence, italy. amy. >> well, they are running out of intensive care units in the north of italy so they've had to transport some of their patients to other regions of the country. the doctors hearsay, -- here
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say, arthel, that 10% of people will need intensive care and that accounts of a third of italy's icu capacity prepandemic and they are scrambling right now to try to expand that. in the meantime many people can only dream of seeing an empty venice. those under quarantine pay be the only ones who get that experience. they have been venturing out to shop and only thing you're allowed to do. sunday is family visitation around italy and restrictions on movement have been tough for people. france is finding itself in the same boat shutting down as of today all the bars, cafes, restaurants, the government says 50% of that population is at risk of contracting the coronavirus as deaths in spain doubled in just a day to 288. 8,000 coronavirus infections have been reported in that country. spain declared a state of emergency yesterday.
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here you see shoppers stocking up and romania with far fewer cases around 150 on the verge of declaring a state of emergency. today workers were out visibly sanitizing public areas and, arthel, a friend of mine lost her father in hospital in romania and on the top of heartbreak of that no one was allowed to visit in hospital. sadly he died alone and i'm assuming that that story is not the only one being played out in the world right now. to end on not too tragic note, arthel, i will say it's been widely commented that italians have been coping very, very well with this situation of lockdown. they've been sending amusing posts to one another and entertaining each other on social media with a lot of humor about how they've been spending their time couped up on their homes and spirit of solidarity, all the flash mobs from rooftops
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in balconies. tonight at 6:00 o'clock church bells across the country to ring out in unionson and tonight sort of balcony flash mob with people flashing the lights on their cell phones to encourage all those overworked medical professionals here, arthel. arthel: human resilience and my deepest condolences to her friend and her family. amy kellogg, thank you. >> they got into the escalation phase so what they are doing now is playing catch-up. we feel that with rather stringent mitigation and containment, without necessarily complete lockdown, we would be able to prevent ourselves from getting to where unfortunately italy is now. eric: that's dr. anthony fauci, he's got the ear of our nation and he's cautioning against total shutdown here in the u.s. as other nations have done in europe to stop the spread of the virus, some state and local
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governments need to impose stricter rules, curfews, closing bars, other measures that we have seen in europe. john jordan, hoover institute. a dozen european nations have closed their borders completely. some encouraging words and optimism from dr. fauci if we continue to do the right thing, but are we really behind some of this stricter measures that europe is now taking? >> well, i think it's a mixed bag, eric. in some ways we are behind. we are certainly behind in testing but in other ways we are ahead. we were quick to shut borders to china and close our borders to europe, shut down international travel to europe. so we've been able to contain and enact steps toward containment which the europeans haven't. italy is the test case of what can go wrong and we are not
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there yet. eric: do you think we will get there? do you think we will get to that at some point in here is the cdc numbers from last month. they did a test. they said 21 million americans could be hospitalized. 925,000 beds. 160 to 214 million infected. 200 to 1.7 million deaths, almost 2 million deaths, that's the worst case scenario, folks, that's the cdc's numbers, not mine. dr. fauci today at fox news sunday said thankfully he doesn't think we are going to get there if we take the measures and stronger measures now. >> those models, eric, don't take into account people engaging in social distancing and all of the steps that we have been taken. so that represents a worst case. eric: and do you think that we will be able to stop that and
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not have the worst case as dr. fauci believes too? >> well, we take it day by day. let's look at the numbers so far. as of a few minutes ago total dead is 57 which is far cry which in europe they have multiple of that. we have that power and it looks like dr. fauci is telling us that we can still change trajectory of this and still emerge much better than many countries have. eric: can we take measures, britain is saying if you're older and alexandria ocasio-cortez, congresswoman from new york city, she was tweeting out yesterday that her young constituents, they should stop going to bars because if you're healthy, i went out last night, not went out but i was
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out last night and restaurants not completely full, they are out there in the bar almost like nothing has happened. >> in this case she may be right. people do need to self-isolate. make sure that you're 6 or 7 feet apart. be careful. take into account what dr. fauci and the cdc is telling us. we can have this over rather than sooner than we realize. eric: the country has been through a lot. we will get through this. >> yes, we will. eric: john jordan, as always, thank you. arthel: okay, you've probably seen it yourself, long lines and empty shelves at stores across the country as americans rush to stock up on essentials. how some companies are looking to calm panicked shoppers i don't add up the years. and i don't count the wrinkles.
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eric: one impact has been empty shelves and long lines at super markets across the country. cosco imposed limits on items while other stores modifying hours. more retail companies including nike are shutting closed completely at least temporarily to protect workers, dan springer has more from hard-hit seattle. dan. >> dan: since then the impact on businesses has been swift. it's not just tourism that's down, this once bustling -- the
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one place you are seeing people gathering is the grocery store. we are seeing people line up waiting for stores to open hoping to stock up on food and paper goods, many store shelves are empty, some cosco stores have closed because they can't manage the situation. here qfc announced urgent need to fill 2,000 jobs mainly to meet the huge demand for people shopping online who want to pick up order at their warehouse or have groceries delivered. >> we have hundreds of jobs to fill at qfc stores, anything really focusing on e-commerce to show up, be prepared for interview and be prepared to get to work right away. >> well, there's certainly big need for those jobs as we are seeing thousands of workers layed off at restaurants and stores. they are either cutting -- no
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longer will they be able to open 24 hours, open 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., the biggest impact seems to be restaurants. dozens have closed doors in seattle. some report 90% drop in business. governments at the local state and national levels are trying to help. the u.s. house approved 2 weeks paid leave for people working at companies with fewer than 500 employees. the state of washington eased restrictions of who is eligible on unemployment benefits and here in seattle allowing businesses to defer tax payments. the government are trying to do something to keep business as float. in washington state 642 cases of coronavirus and 40 deaths in the state, back to you. eric: all right, dan, they throw the fish but wise not to do any of that now. arthel. arthel: israel's prime minister
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benjamin netanyahu has been tested for coronavirus as he shut down the country as iran battles the worst outbreaks outside of china. trey yngst in jerusalem. trey. >> trey, arthel, netanyahu closed restaurants, cafes and movie theaters in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus here. prime minister also announced that the israelis would be use antiterror technology to track coronavirus patients and israel reporting 100 cases as self-quarantine mandatory for anyone entering the country. arthel: we will go to new york governor andrew cuomo, he's giving us an update. as of now 2 deaths in the state of new york.
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>> slow the spread of the virus to a rate that the healthcare system can manage, slow the spread of the virus to a rate that the healthcare system can manage. you are not going to stop people from being infected. there's also percentages of what percent of the population will be affected. 40%, 50%, 60%. you will not be able to control that, nobody thinks you can, but you can make efforts to slow the spread because the real question here is can your healthcare system manage the influx of patients. that's all this is about, and china, south korea, italy, same lesson over and over and over again. you get into trouble when the healthcare system can't manage
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that rate of intake, so try to slow the spread so it equals your capacity in the healthcare system. what do you do to slow the spread? test, test, test, test. we have made great progress on testing. the president's agreement to allow new york state to do its own testing is very important. we need more federal assistance in allowing what's called automated testing which the fda still controls, roche is the company that does automated testing. the president made an announcement with them but it can't just be a couple of companies for the united states of america doing automated testing. we need more automated testing. what does that mean automated testing? manual, you put the test tube in the machine, automated, everything is robotics, it goes
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from 30 tests per day to 1,000 tests per day for a laboratory that can go from manual to automated. so that is a tremendous difference and we need more help on that. how else do you slow the spread? density control. this awkward seating arrangement that we have here today reflects two things. number 1, that the lca doesn't work on sundays and number 2 spacing out, so reduce the density the best you can. those are slow the spread strategies, okay. what does it mean to slow the spread? dr. fauci, great new yorker, by the way, you see everyone in washington looking at the charts of the curve, the curve, flatten the curve, flatten the curve,
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reduce the rate. the high point of cases is reduced so it can be managed by the healthcare system. that's what they are talking about, flatten the curve, flatten the curve. why do you want to flatten the curve? because the curve is not a curve. the curve is a wave, and the wave could break on the hospital system. that's what they are talking about when they are talking about the curve. if you have too high number of people sick at the same time, when they descend the hospital system, you will overwhelm the hospital system. that's the issue here. it has always been the issue
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here. overwhelming the capacity of the hospital system, and that, my friends, is important. you know, we listen to cable news all day. well, why didn't we start testing earlier, why weren't we more prepared? that's all about yesterday, right, that's blame, we should have done this, we should have done this. i'm the governor. i'm here today. i'm focused on what i need today to prepare for tomorrow, and that's what everybody should be focused on. you want to do a retrospective of what, when, who is to blame, put a pin in it and do it afterwards. let's be constructive which is focusing today and tomorrow.
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there's no military expression that management officials use, don't fight the last war. this is not about what happened yesterday. we are looking at a new war that no one has seen before. this is a case of first impression for this nation. we have never fought a virus like this with this potential consequence, so plan forward, plan forward. you see that wave, try to reduce the size of the wave, assume you can't reduce the size of the wave and assume the wave breaks at a higher level than the hospital system can accommodate, i believe that's what's going to happen. so what do you do?
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new york state hospital capacity, 53,000 beds, 3,000icu beds. is that a lot of beds, is that little beds? 3,000 icu beds presently about 80% occupied, okay. so that means you have several hundred icu beds available. why are the icu beds important? because the people who come in, vulnerable populations, elder people, underlying problems, respiratory problems, they need the ventilators, they need the machines that breathe for them. those are the ventilators, they are in icu beds. the overwhelming crush is going to be on the icu beds, not the 53,000 normal hospital beds because those are basically
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going to be people recovering from the flu. you can recover from the flu at home. if it's really bad you go into the hospital. they make sure that you are not dehydrated but the critical people are the people who adjourned lying illnesses and need those icu beds and those ventilators. 3,000 goes very, very quickly on any projection of these numbers. what do we do? maximize existing hospital beds and hospital capacity, potentially build more capacity, again, we are only talking about several weeks before here before the wave breaks, potentially build more on existing hospitals, provide more staff, backup staff, that's why we are
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going to medical schools, retired nurses, retired doctors, develop a reserve staff because healthcare workers will get sick and when they get, they go home. you want to limit the hospitals, limit the staff. that's the way that you limit the hospitals. find doctors who are on reserve and purchase the necessary equipment. what makes an icu bed an icu bed, primarily the ventilator. the ventilators are expensive to begin with and they are scarce and you can't find available ventilators no matter how much you're willing to pay right now because there's literally been a global run on ventilators. and free up beds that are in the hospitals, how do you do that? two ways.
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one we get to a point where you can't do elective surgery or develop another facility that you can move people from an existing hospital bed who don't need intensive care into a different facility. how can you build more hospital capacity now? that's a great question. it is never been done before. it takes years to build a hospital. it takes years to convert an existing facility into a hospital. it's billions of dollars. it's a workforce in the thousands, but on the theory of try everything, an area that we have to explore is can you build
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more hospital capacity now? i will get back to that in a minute. on the reducing density, slow the spread by reduce density. i've been talking to private businesses all across the state. i am asking to aggressively consider work from home strategies, i'm asking them to aggressively consider voluntary closings to help reduce density as a social responsibility to protect their workforce. i want private businesses to aggressively consider work from home and voluntary closings depending on what businesses do on a voluntary basis, we could consider mandatory actions later on. we've already taken mandatory actions, no large gatherings
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over 500. 50% occupancy of a facility. that's a mandatory way to reduce density in the workplace. i'm asking them today to voluntarily consider closings and reductions in workforce. if need be, we can calibrate up the mandatory requirements that i have already put in action. how do you calibrate it up rather than 50% of occupancy? it could be 40% of occupancy or 30% of occupancy, et cetera. i'm not doing that at this point, but i am asking businesses to aggressively consider these measures if the private sector does not respond voluntarily, if the spread does not slow, i would increase the
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mandatory guidelines. for new york state government lead by example, lead by example. all nonessential personnel in the state are asked to stay at home from rockland county south. that's about half of the workforce of the state in that area. why rockland county south? that's the area of highest density of the number of cases. remember again, the number of cases various widely across the state. you're doing different things in new york city in a county up state that only has 1 or 2 cases. this is a calibration by science to the facts. the new york state court system congregates many people, tens of
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thousands of people all across the state. i spoke to the chief judge. i asked her to come up with a plan that keeps the essential services operational. criminal justice service, emergency family services. the essential services available, but nonessential services, actions that can be postponed to postpone them. again, reduce the density coming into the court system, private businesses to stay home, reduce the density coming into the court system. don't jeopardize the criminal justice system, don't jeopardize safety, don't jeopardize family integrity, but nonessential then postpone it and then come up with a plan that reduces the
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courts to follow that concern. the chief judge, she's also a great manager, she's managed large operations before and all of her and ideally suited to do this. i asked her to come up with a plan tomorrow that she will announce on the specifics of how she would implement this. number of schools have closed. you all jim malatras, he used to work here. he semiretired. he went to academia.
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he doesn't consider it semiretirement. close the schools, close the schools. for many families the school is child care. arthel: okay, that's governor andrew cuomo commanding control over the situation of coronavirus here in new york, the state of new york. we will take you now to chicago, mayor lorie lightfoot is speaking on the cay yes, sir of the nation's chaos and particularly o'hare and what measures the city is take to go fight the coronavirus. >> we need cooperation from federal government to get that done and that will immediately put more personnel here at the international terminal, support the work of cbp. cbp has to have more people.
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[inaudible] >> yeah, there are going to be some challenges indicated. one of the things that the commissioner and her team have been talking to faa about is keeping passengers on the plane so that they're comfortable, they can have a bathrooms, they can have access to food and water and other resources until they're in the cue to be screened. the challenge last night was that we had a bunch of flights land at the same time. we didn't have enough personnel and then we had 3,000 plus people in the concourse which obviously violates cdc guidance which talks about social distancing. at least we can keep people on the planes until they're ready and have the capacity to screen people, that alleviate some concern. today we have more tough day because we have more planes in route to chicago. that's why it's important that we cut through the red tape and get people online as quickly as
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possible. we stand ready to be a partner with the federal government because it's our airport and people don't make any distinctions city jurisdictions versus federal. we all need to be working together and that's why i emphasize it's critically important that before another one of these directives get issued, they've got to talk to us here on the ground. we will give them an nuance view of how implementing any particular directive is actually going to play out. that's never happened and has got to happen going forward. [inaudible] >> no communication between your administration and the trump administration and -- [inaudible] >> no, i'm not saying that. what i'm saying is that -- just like what we do. when we implement policy we think about what is going to be impact bid this, -- impacted by this and who are the
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stakeholders and discuss with them. there's been a series of one way, they are one way, monologue and they don't talk ahead of time about the policy they are going to implement. if they did that, it's not going to be perfect, but if they did that they would get our local perspective on how things will be implemented so we can work as seamlessly and collaborated as possible. that's not happening. that's why i specifically directed my comment to vice president pence and other members of the task force. i expressed that today when i spoke to our liaison with the white house and i said that to when i spoke assistant secretary of dhs. they have to bring us along on the journey. if they don't, they will see more things like this happen. this is huge waste of opportunities, we can do better and we must do better for the american people. [inaudible] >> discussion going on fund
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mentally -- >> we asked faa to stagger arrival time of the various -- we are working on that. we've asked faa to keep people on the plane until they are ready to process them through cbp screening and we -- dhs did sign off on a contract that would put 40 additional cmt's here at o'hare, but we need them to step up the waiver on the training requirements. as i said before, they are checking temperatures. we need to go get these people on. still going to be challenges, but i think we are better prepared now than we were last night. we need to keep working on these issues. >> mayor, not to rehash last night all that much, was there a critical point that there was discussion maybe bringing in and could you have brought in
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paramedics and what was the timeline and what were you hearing? >> again, cfp was on site. cbp, we are all last night. still need to go through cbp process. >> mayor, let me ask you a question, there's been new limitations announced for this weekend on bars and restaurants -- [inaudible] >> can we talk a little bit about that and is there any restrictions given than doing a complete shutdown? >> we are taking step by step, obviously myself and the governor were very concerned what we saw on the streets yesterday.
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people engaged in foolish conduct. it's not just the fact that people were congregating in bars. i think cdc guidance and frankly just common sense, but the other thing we saw people engaging in very risky behavior, sharing drinks. eric: we are watching chicago mayor talking about the crush in dallas and jfk. now they are trying to organize it and get it better. also heard talk about bars and restaurants basically. if you can stay home, stay home. don't congregate, isolate and -- and watch the fox news channel and stay home. arthel: more news up now.
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♪ ♪ >> health officials across the country on high alert. the coronavirus now spreading across 49 states plus the district of columbia. west virginia now the only state in the united states without a confirmed case of the coronavirus. welcome to the a coronavirus pandemic special. i'm lauer ingle in new york. leland: laura, good to be with you, i'm leland vittert in washington. the number of total confirmed cases across the united states now jumping to almost 3,000. so far there have been 57 depths across -- deaths across 10 states. kristin fisher tracking the virus.
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