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tv   Your World With Neil Cavuto  FOX News  April 3, 2020 1:00pm-2:00pm PDT

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>> president trump: as you just said, bank of america in particular has really stepped in, they have done a fantastic job today. bank of america has been unbelievable. i want to thank them, i want to thank all of the community banks and the smaller banks that have been loaning a lot of money, it is all about the paycheck. nobody believed it would've gone so well. it's just a number of hours, but the numbers are far greater than we would've anticipated. it has been really great, thank you to all the banks. again, in particular, bank of america, they really stepped right up. there were no big deals, they weren't making a big deal out of anything. that was terrific. i think what we want to do, john gorman, please, i know how you are so involved in this, from the great state of texas, would you like to say couple of words here? >> thank you mr. president, thank you for convening a meeting, many of us have been
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talking together, but we can't get done what needs to be done, only you and the administration can, particularly, getting the attention of the saudis and flooding the market is really adding insult to injury at a time when our commerce is suffering anyway because of the coronavirus. this meeting could not be more timely. i agree with what's been said about the importance of affordable energy to our standard of living. really, we have changed the world as a result of the production of domestic energy here and improve the quality of life for a lot of people. >> president trump: thank you very much. john agrees, we were talking about it the other day, you have all done well, you have also kept energy very affordable. very, very affordable. a lot of it. we have not had any problems, do i see dan back there?
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i was looking, i thought that looked like dan. >> i want to thank you for convening this meeting, you know, under the trump administration, working with the congress, the u.s. has become the world's energy superpower again. it is unbelievable. these companies have done it, obviously it is a very important issue in my state, the great state of alaska. but these are great jobs, as john just said, for all of our states. but it's really important for the national security of our country two. we have been, a number of senators have been reaching out, having frank discussions with the saudis saying hey, if you are a long-standing ally of ours, right now, you are hurting a lot of our citizens, you are hurting a lot of people we represent and it shouldn't take us for granted. we have a great military, that has protected saudi arabia for decades, and it senator cramer and i have some legislation that
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could possibly change that if they don't start to cooperate. so again, we appreciate your leadership with the crown prince, with the russians, and calling this meeting. but this is a great sector of the u.s. economy, once we get through this, and we will, this pandemic, this sector is going to take off again. you are administration, and you have had a lot to do with the u.s. energy sector, and we need to keep it strong. >> president trump: and kevin cramer, note that carla, people don't realize how big of a producer north dakota is, right? >> mr. president, to echo everything, people around your conference table right now, we are a part of the renaissance of oil and gas in this country. since you became president, we went from a renaissance to security to independents to dominance. that dominance and that security right now are in some danger,
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just a quick example, right now in north dakota, since saudi arabia and russia announced, we have $6 billion taken out of our state this ye year. the entire gross domestic product of north dakota is $13 billion. that is significant, that represents lots of jobs, lots of people in the value chain. just one word to what dan talked about with regard to saudi arabia. it is estimated, by one report in 2018 that we spend a minimum of $81 billion defending global oil supplies. we use that money and other hot spots in the world if our friends are going to treat us this way. we appreciate your outreach, just with the success of your diplomacy this week. >> president trump: it has gone up, we have to, otherwise we do lose a lot of jobs.
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were talking about one of the big job producers anyway, kevin, right? would you have anything to say? >> mr. president, thank you, president of the american petroleum institute, the folks around this table represent the american energy revolution. we want to thank you for everything that you have done to support that revolution and we want to make sure that revolution continues after this pandemic crisis is resolved. >> president trump: thank you. where is the senator cruz? he has gone over to the evil side. [laughter] >> mr. president, thank you. this is an important meeting as you know in a time of crosses all across the country. a public health crisis and an economic crisis, as you heard and as you know from everyone around this table, the energy sector has been a huge part of the economic success and boom that we have enjoyed over the last several years.
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the combination of the economic harm of the coronavirus crisis combined with the saudis and russians waging economic warfare on jobs in this country has been a perfect storm in the energy sector. i will tell you, there are a lot of jobs, millions of jobs in texas and across the country that are represented by the men and women around this table and by energy producers and there are small producers throughout texas, throughout the country who are on the verge of being driven out of business. and so this meeting, i think is important. every one of the senators in this room has had multiple conversations with the saudis leading and hard on the saudis, and your leadership and diplomacy with the crown prince have a big impact getting them to stop flooding the market and taking advantage of this crisis and i would underscore one other issue that a number of the focus around this table are very concerned about. ensuring those in energy and
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this time of crisis have access to capital. there are jobs that are hanging in the balance and the energy producers in this country that have made america the number one producer of oil and gas in the world can access capital to get out of this crisis, we are going to see bankruptcy at a level this country hasn't seen in decades. so, this meeting and continued leadership of your administration is hugely important. thank you. >> president trump: thank you very much, senator. while you are up, the concept, i think we should say it in the meeting, while reserves, storing oil, filling up the national reserves, as you know. yet these prices, kevin and i have been speaking about it, at these prices, you would think he would want to fill up every cabin that we have in this country and the samarian's in louisiana and other areas that could be felt up to hold a lot of oil. they will keep everybody worki working, you would want to fill
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up those areas, what you think about that, tied? >> i think that is exactly right. i think it makes sense in terms of easing the pressure in terms of threatening these jobs. that is the strategic petroleum reserve is there for a time of crisis. usually, the way the federal government works as we buy when it's expensive and we sell when it's cheap. we actually have an opportunity now to buy when it's cheap, i think it was inexcusable that democratic leadership in the house and senate blocked that in the bill we passed last week, and i think congress needs to go back and address it. >> it was in the bill, the speaker came in, that the one thing, when she held this bill up for a number of days that you remove. >> there are too many democrats i want to see jobs go. >> president trump: i think you should go back there kevin, you should go back there, if you guys could go back and do a separate bill. beyond that, i think
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75 million barrels right now, that's not that much. were still in pretty good shape, but we have other areas that are bigger, frankly, but we should be pumping it out. maybe you guys can track honesty we can do. i don't think anyone can reject it. nobody can reject it, todd. anybody else? you guys okay? >> just one thing, mr. president, the department of the interior manages a large portion, one of the things we've done over the last 15 days to slow the spread, we have really had our specters out on the front lines working to make sure that production is taking place i think everybody for their cooperation in that. these jobs are so important to the american people and it's important that we make sure that we doubt our eyes and cross our
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teams to. >> president trump: the biggest land mine in the country. meaning the interior, it's a lot of land when you look at it. thank you, great job you are doing. >> mr. president, thank you for your leadership, i'm in the secretary of energy 30 million barrels, notwithstanding the desire of congress not to give us money to pursue this idea. we have found an alternative financing mechanism. >> president trump: i figured he would. i wasn't worried about it. what are you paying per barrel? a flexible praise? were going to go negative, like interest? >> mr. president, i wanted to know for the industry that's here we have, at the u.s.
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department of energy not only to provide immediately relief for this particular industry in the economy itself but also for technology that over time the cross structure of the entire industry thank you for your leadership. >> president trump: check out other areas where you can store oil. there are some very big ones, bigger than what we have now. at these prices, you should do it. fill it up, right? fill up the tank. okay, you've been so great, some of the best trade deals ever done in our country. one of them was actually kicked on april 1st, that's with china, i hope they are buying a lot, i hope. >> out asking a question, mr. president. the trade deals are working, we are on track. >> president trump: he just wants to make deals, that's all.
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we've done a great job. thank you very much. we will have a news conference at about 5:00, 5:15 may be. we will see you in a little while, we will answer questions, this is a great group of leaders. we've got to make sure that we preserve and even making greater our energy industry. i want to thank all of the senators and congress man, the boss here for being here and working so hard. i will tell you what they are calling me constantly, they want you or industry to be successful. they're going to make it that way. we are all going to make it that way. i will see you at 5:00, same place, we look forward to it. thank you. thank you. would anybody like to be tested? would you like to be tested? >> i would love to be tested. i think all of us would.
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>> president trump: you know what, i like it, let's test these guys. millions of jobs, listen, they gave us millions of jobs, anybody wants to be tested, we will test them. i want to test the head of exx exxon. >> neil: all right, you've been watching the president of the united states meeting with some of the premier players in the energy industry, exxon, a host of others, he had some dramatic develop and to share with them that he might've succeeded in getting the russians, right now, at this point, the saudis to agree on some production cutbacks. it was vladimir putin himself who indicated earlier today that attend million-dollar
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curtailment in production could be very likely, putin's intel seem that the u.s. might be part of that. the president didn't telegraph that he did indicate that he would be very interested in the oil prices of stacking everybody up with as much oil as possible. that lifted oil prices today. they've been very, very depressed. of course, the well industry itself has been disproportionately hurt by that someone prices. the president sent a message to him that he thinks were moving in the right direction. these are promising developments, nevertheless, the market did fall today, we will get into the particulars of all that. busy, busy day. i'm neil cavuto, this is your world, we're following on what the president is trying to send it to the corporate world, what i guess you might call the rest of the world regarding the coronavirus that continues to spiral, in some places, out of control, like new york state. we will get to that in a second. first a john roberts of the white house, what we learn from us and what could be coming up at 5:00 when he meets and
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addresses the nation's m.ed. health care task force, john. >> good afternoon to you, neil. this meeting with oil company executives that something that the president has wanted to have for a few days now. he's very concerned. he does like the idea that gasoline is fairly cheap because he says that acts kind of like a tax break but he's also concerned about the health of these will companies going forward. nobody's getting hurt worse than these companies, the balkan, in pennsylvania, eastern ohio as well, because a lot of those companies are really stretched out in terms of loans and things. when the price of oil goes down as much as it has, natural gas too, they really started to hurt, we could see a lot of bankruptcies in that sector. the president had a conversation with the crown prince of saudi arabia yesterday to say hey, why can't you when russia get over this production worry, having a cup back in production, that's going to help domestic producers here if the price of oil goes up. there was one thing, i didn't hear it discussed at this
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meeting, the petrochemical industry was concerned about, that was that there is some cutting off imports of oil and having to retool domestic refiners to refine some of that oil from the balkan permian basin which they're not really too old to do now, that could put extra pressure on them in these hard times and might even squeeze them even further. when we get to the coronavirus briefing we see this afternoon, the president said 5:15, 5:30 to be more likely. a couple things to watch for. center for disease control now recommending certain people go out in certain areas in certain situations, they cover their face in some sort of way, they are not recommending masks because they don't want to put pressure on the masks apply in this country. they want to keep that for first responders and medical professionals. maybe a heavy scarf or a baklava or something like that to cover your nose in math to mouth where
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your shopping and potentially getting in that 6-foot distance between you and other person. another thing were waiting to hear is the plan this administration has that the vice president alluded to last night to take care of people who do not have health insurance who come down with coronavirus disease. the vice president suggesting last night that they could take some of the money out of the hundred billion dollars that was earmarked for hospitals in the phase three rescue plan and make direct payments to hospitals or may treat uninsured patients. i'm told they've been working on the plan, not fully cooked yet, neil, we may hear about it today, may not be until tomorrow, we will see. >> neil: with the government be paying those hospitals? >> yes, the government would make direct payments to those hospitals to cover uninsured basements who come in with coronavirus disease. it doesn't give people who don't have health insurance health insurance because if they get sick from something else they might not be covered but if they come down with coronavirus disease would cover those
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expenses. >> neil: all right, john, thank you very much. john roberts. now the capital, mike emanuel on what they're cooking up. believe it or not, a fourth round of stimulus, this could be a doozy, the talk about infrastructure spending and what both parties it seemed to have a common interest despite their differences among some other stuff, my, what you have? >> neil, absolutely right, take a look at an infrastructure package, something that has been discussed in the past year and a half or so, they've been thinking president trump, speaker nancy pelosi, semi democratic leader chuck schumer could be on the same page when it comes to rebuilding america, he had the speaker of the house out talking about phase four of the coronavirus response package, putting a bunch of wish list items together. perhaps, the president marking his chores by saying let's do infrastructure, we'll see how that pans out, what timmy was looking at that room, obviously you have people socially distance drama table but the number of lawmakers who were in
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town, if the senate left about a week and half ago after passing the $2.2 trillion coronavirus response package, 96-0, a bunch of senators around the table from energy producing states, you also have a house republican leader kevin mccarthy in the house has got about a week since they pass infrastructure, a week ago which the president signed into law, his approach of the next phase has been let's see how phase three goes. we just spent $2.2 trillion, let's see what that does to the economy, where there may be some more needs, where perhaps they are good. so, it will be interesting to see. they are already talking about phase four is they're trying to get money out the door from phase three. neil? >> neil: mike, thank you very much, so do we need a phase for when we still haven't really addressed phase one, two, three, let's have senator john kennedy, republican of the beautiful state of louisiana, what you
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think, senator, do we need a fourth stimulus relief measure? >> well, it depends on what in it. we follow speaker pelosi's lead, i think her intention is to use the coronavirus as a political opportunity to prosecute her left agenda. i'm not going to support that. i think right now, will be need to do is concentrate on getting phase three implemented. we passed a bill, 2.2 trillion with leverage up to $4 trillion, but it's one thing to have congress pass a bill, it's another thing to get that money in the hands of people. the president, i was listening carefully to his press conference, neil, about the oil and gas. i'm going to speak a little more plainly than the president did.
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the reason that the bottom has fallen out of the price of oil which is threatening to bankrupt our oil and gas industry in america is the lack of oil demand but also a price war between the saudis and russia. they are acting like two kids fighting in the back of a minivan. and saudi is supposed to be our friends, instead, they are acting like the tallest dog at the trough, trying to put our people out of business. now, infinite was not for the united states of america, saudi arabia would be a province of iran, we're the only thing standing between them and in iranian takeover. we have spent trillions of dollars there. we have troops stationed there. and this is what we get in return? i talked to the saudi ambassador to the united states yesterday,
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i told her just that. i talked to the president and the vice president about this problem the day before yesterday, he thinks that the saudis and russia are going to work it out. i hope they do. but if they don't, i don't think either one of them are going to like with the president does not ask. >> neil: we will watch that closely senator. understood. let me ask you a little bit about report that came out tod today. 1,000 jobs lost, the unemployment rate up to 4.4%, it's likely to get a lot worse before it gets any better. i'm just wondering, with talk of a recession, some say a depression, are you worried this isn't going to end anytime soon? >> of course i am worried. we are all worried. i don't personally believe we will have a depression. i do believe we are going to
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have a negative in the third quarter. we are about to inject between 2.2 trillion and with leverage $4 trillion into the american economy. the whole economy is about 21 trillion a year. the largest in all of human history. if we can get that money into the hands of people and businesses, it's going to really help in terms of unemployment and gdt growth. the checks from the irs are going to start going out next week. the program for small businesses through our banks started last night at midnight, $350 billion, so far we have made about $1 billion in forgivable loans. i will tell you what our weak spot is. our weak spot is the state unemployment compensation programs. the federal government is putting up an enormous amount of money to top off those payments but the payments are made by the
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state unemployment compensation programs. i'm not being critical, they are overwhelmed. but our program here in louisiana is way, way, way behind. we've just got to work together and do better. and it has an impact on our health system health system. >> neil: senator, let me ask you about this. the recession pressure, i get that, we don't know, 24.9% during the depression, a lot of economists on all political fences saying it's going to go higher than that. and i'm just wondering, for people waiting point to say to get it, are you worried that even with that, even with that, we are going to be rocketing on the employment front? >> well, yes, it's going to keep going higher. i expect, this is just one person's opinion, it could get as high as 9% or 10%. but it will be temporary.
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>> neil: a senator, it's going to get a lot higher than that. we might be there already. >> no. it depends on when we hit the apex. it will be a rolling apex, because some areas of our country will recover quicker than others. it is also going to depend, ne neil, on how quickly we can implement universal testing. a lot of people who have had the virus, a lot of people who have had the virus and didn't even know had the virus, the doctors tell me will enjoy for a reasonable period of time, they think, immunity. those people can go back to wo work. so i don't think we're going to go into a depression. and i don't concede, necessarily, it's possible, that we will go above 10% and unemployment. but it all depends how quickly we can get this recent charge of money into the hands of the american people.
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>> neil: senator, i follow the numbers on the direction here, senator, the bottom line is with the 10 million or so americans just within the last two weeks to piled for unemployment claims, the mouth already shows were going to zoom up 10%, the federal reserve is saying every major investment banks as at a minimum it's going to be 20%. i know you're hoping they will never get there, but that's a safe standout the roll out of unemployment applications being filled out as we speak. >> well, i'm seeing the same studies, i've seen the studies done by the st. louis federal reserve about their productions, but here's what i've learned, for every economist, there is an equal and opposite economist. oftentimes, they are both wrong. those reports are not taking into account the loans by the federal reserve to our larger companies, the $350 billion
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grants to small business, they are not taking into account checks that are supposed to be coming for unemployment insurance, and they are not taking into account the track to stimulus checks, if you well, that are going to come from the irs. now, the whole purpose of those loans is to get people back to work. most of them are conditioned on the companies not laying laying off their employees. am i saying that it's impossible to get above 10%, of course not, he could get a lot worse. we've got to face the fact that we are going to take it in the face. but you know what, neil, but i have learned in life when you're going through, the best thing to do is to keep going. i'm not going to concede that this has to be worse than it already is what probably will get slightly worse before it gets better. i'm not one of those people who believes are going to have 20% and 30% unemployment and were all going to diane robbie laing to be living in the desert
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eating cat food. not if we do our jobs. >> neil: i didn't say we are all going to die, senator, or were going to be eating cat food. you're right, we could come through this and be okay, but the direction which were going might make that unstoppable before it slows down. i hope you're right. you mention the small business loans. that could encourage a lot of small businesses to hang onto those workers because those loans then become grants, maybe you can medicate this. but right now, it looks a little dicey. but we will see, senator, it's always a pleasure, thank you for taking the time. >> thanks, neil. >> neil: all right, senator. i want to go to thomas keller, he's the owner of thomas keller restaurant, very concerned about how insurance companies and a lot of other are leaving the restaurant industry on the line here, he was kind enough to join us, thank you for taking the time, you are concerned is that your industry is kind of been forgotten, right? >> thank you, neil, before get started, i just want to say how
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grateful and appreciate if i am for all the professionals out there on the front lines. doing a tremendous job. thanks for asking about the insurance companies, because we all feel in our profession and in business in general being denied at a time when we need it the most. our restaurants and businesses can survive to reopen, to nurture and nourish our guests when they come into our doors. >> neil: so, what is happening, when you look at, of course, it's always the going to get worse as we look at job loss, the unemployment rate, beginning to move up sharply. this is going to get worse before it gets better. to the senator's point before, obviously, you want to see get better sooner rather than later. the fact of the matter is, things are only going to get worse. >> well, not sure how they're going to get worse. we have close to 1200 employees
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and we have about 14 left. so hope we are able to maintain those 14 here in california. yeah, is it going to get worse? it will only get worse if we start to permanently close our restaurants because we can't get relief. that relief needs to come for those who have business interruption insurance, it needs to come from our insurance company. >> neil: is it that insurers are just nervous about even being in the business evan turner restaurants? >> it's interesting, because for 25 years, i've had business interruption insurance. i have computed over $50 million just for business interruption insurance alone. i actually have writer here in california that takes into account this exact situation, and i paid extra for that, and the insurance companies are still denying the claim. that comment to me, is very upsetting personally. when i look around at my team, i
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wonder what's going to happen to them, we're just trying to maintain our health care benefits at this point, because you know how important health care benefits are. but we need some immediate help here. it's not coming fast enough. >> neil: i wish you well. you advocate for not only your colleagues, but your industry very, very well. no group that i can think of in the economy has been at harter. we'll be watching very, very closely. a lot of people seem to be forgetting. we will have a child with a woman who was the first to come up with the 17-foot distance thing. she is an mit professor, but what she told me about the rationale behind keeping your distance, i mean three times the distance, four times the distance that you've been told
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application for those grants. they recalled they might subside anywhere from 80-$85 billion from the airline industry because it was just flattened by the virus. its overall booking, ticketing, plane capacity is down about 90% from when the virus first hit. 90%. delta airlines now saying we want some of that, let the application process began. then, there is this. >> gaseous cloud is coming out and carries within a full spectrum of drops, from the big ones you can see, from the ones that aren't visible that you cannot see. the cloud, it turns out it makes a difference in the range these drops can reach, particularly from sneezing for example that we can reach way beyond the 6 feet, can reach up to 26 feet. >> neil: that is professor lydia maria back, she works at the massachusetts institute of technology, better known as mit.
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a numbers person. that's what she has, she does the data, collects the data. she came up with a fascinating study that says given just the aeration that we have, when he coughed, nice knees come all of that, those projectiles go into the air as far as 27 feet. now, dr. fauci and others have sort of pooh-poohed this analogy and said you really have to take a leap to get a sneeze or cough of that magnitude, but all this professor is saying over at mit is it is a realistic concern, the transmission in the air is realistic enough to say that that 27-foot thing that she talks about, that distance isn't necessarily a goal, but just a reality that in some conditions, it is not much. now, does not mean we should separate from each other, not 6 feet, but 27 feet, or further? you imagine how difficult it is already in stores were crowded places where we go, then you have costco and a host of others today trying to limit how many people go into their stores, limited to you and one friend or
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family member, all of a sudden, then you have to change that, make it even fewer people. the readers from dr. harvey feinberg, the national academy of sciences, engineering medicine, doctor of internal medicine as well. doctor, what you think of that? the notion that maybe it's not 27 feet, but it shouldn't be just 6 feet, what you think? >> well, we have pretty well-established, neil, let me just say, it's great to be with you. there are several pathways by which a virus can be transmitted. one is by the large respiratory droplets from a sneeze or a cough that come out or when someone is just talking close to you or shouting your face, you can feel their spray those are the big droplets. then there's the smaller droplets i can come out from talking, laughing, also part of sneezes and coughs. then there are the very tiny aerosol which are completely invisible and is so tiny that
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they actually can float in the air. all of these could be vehicles to carry virus from an infected person out to where they could infect others. it's true, if you are right in front of someone who is sneezing, you really don't want to be just three or 6 feet in front of them, you would be better off six me to the side of them, and it is better to be in the outdoors when that happens and indoors, but all of these roots, and it's a possibility that if you just touch a contaminated surface then touch your face, these are always these virus can be transmitted. >> neil: doctor, could i get your thoughts on masks, where you think they're necessary, were told today they're going to put out there, if you want to, use them. >> yeah, we're going to hear something, everybody is saying soon, there is a some scientific evidence about the effectiveness
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of different kinds of masks. in general, our health professionals need to have n95, these are the masks that block out most of these tiny particulates. surgical masks are not as good as n95, but they are needed by our medical personnel. the question for the rest of us out in the public is, does it do any good to wear a cloth mask, something that isn't surgical or in n95. by a large, most of the evidence is all of you are thinking about is protecting yourself, maybe it is not that good, but if everybody wears it, and we protect against our own spray emanating out as much as it would without a mask, it is still going to get through in part, and the tinier particles especially will get through, but it could do some good, and actually every little bit we can manage to diminish the spread of this infection is really to our advantage.
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>> neil: i had one other quick question, my idiotic queries here, it has to do with this goal the nation pretty much as to kind of get back to normal, or at least step back from, you know, shelter, all the rest, by the end of the month, or the beginning of next month. and your god, doctor, how likely is that? >> you know, the president says we are in a war with coronavirus. it is a war we are fighting on two fronts, the economic front that you've been talking about so eloquently, and the biological front, against this virus. we have got to fight both. on the economic side, frankly, i feel we have been more aggressive and proactive then we have on the biological side. we are still mainly fighting defense. we need to adopt a war attitude, we need a unified command. we need a person in charge who has the president's complete
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trust. we need that person to have the intelligence that they needed to fight effectively. that means testing, lots of results in the community as well as for individuals. we need to protect our health workers, we've been talking about and provide the necessary equipment like ventilators that our patients so desperately need. we have got to mobilize the public and we have got to differentiate between those of us who are infected, those of us who have been exposed, those of us who have already been second are recovering and may be more immune. so, if we can mobilize effectively, if we can address this problem on many fronts at once there unified command, if we can accelerate the cooperation from federal, state, and local levels, it won't be a matter of 2-4 weeks, but i believe we can lick this virus in ten weeks if we set our minds about it, with the right strategy and the right will.
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>> neil: so, maybe not for weeks, maybe another 8-10 weeks. doctor, thank you very much, we shall see, so good out of you, we appreciate your expertise. dr. feinberg on the front lines helping a lot of folks out and addressing reporters queries, no matter how idiotic. he just touched on the ventilator need and getting them out there. what if i told you you can get these things across easily. one guy working to the tune of about $200 apiece, how do you do that? after this. liberty biberty- cut. we'll dub it. liberty mutual customizes your car insurance so you only pay for what you need. only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪ robinwithout the commission fees. so, you can start investing today wherever you are - even hanging with your dog. so, what are you waiting for?
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>> neil: you for the president talk about getting more ventilators on the mainstream in all 50 states. governor cuomo saying he has a shortage of ventilators, because they really don't come cheap. many thousands of dollars.
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a fellow says he can mass-produce them or come up with ways to mass-produce them for as little as $200. denny blackhurst is his name, design supervisor at wright university, danny, thank you for taking the time. how would this work, these things, for one thing they are tough to build quickly, and they cost a lot, what do you do? >> so what we're doing is basically taking part that you get from amazon or something like that, consumer grade parts, and putting them together in such a way with 3d printed parts and laser cut piece would and basically assembling them in the right way to where we can make it do it needs to do to get the banks pumping and get a good friend ventilator, it gets them where they need to be, and gets the marker to cope patients off the ventilators.
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>> neil: how would you do? companies like 3m, they have controversy because reports or they were exporting some to the foreign market, that got a tip with the president, they said if we cut of those foreign markets, foreign markets might cut off supplies to us. i'm not going to get into that. but if a company like 3m is having a devil of a time getting out ventilators at any caused at that higher price, how are you going to be able to do it for $200? >> well, like i said, the parts that are already readily available, these are parts of four cars they have motors or gears that come with them, just little plastic gear or rails, it's nothing complicated, we try to go simple and easy as possible, and most times, the symbols to produce is usually the cheapest to produce. that has been our mantra this whole time. >> neil: how to be is then compared to some of the ones that the 3m and gm will be turning out? >> so, we are not trying to compare to a ventilator. we are really just trying to bridge the gap between
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ventilator. it these mallards go through a lot of qualification, we are trying to do bare-bones to keep some buddy alive. that's the whole idea, to not have to make the decision between who lives and who dies because of a mechanical piece of equipment when all you need is breath going and inspecting and coming out and getting that oxygen exchange. >> neil: i think this is brilliant, danny, and make sense here at rice university, they only make brilliant people the there. let me get a sense of how soon you think, with the write-back income he could get this really going. >> well, we put out all the plans yesterday, last night, and we have been working with the manufacturer to try to get these up and running, and they are going pretty fast as ball, so i'm helping within the next week or two we can start cranking these things out. anybody can make it now, maker spaces, any kind of entity can take these were the parts and run with it and have it ready to
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go and land of days. if everybody comes together, everybody can have it if they wanted one. >> neil: all right, i look forward to seeing matt, i remember why john f. kennedy famously said at rice university they make smart people there. all right, thank you professor, very much, i wish you well with this. we are in the middle of a national crisis, an international crisis, a lot of people are scared. so we thought we would go back to the last big one we can remember in the country, i'm not talking financial crisis, i'm talking 9/11, because that cut to our core, a lot of people died, and a lot of memories were shattered. a fellow who endured all five, lost his dad through that, and is all the stronger after that. after this.
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♪ ♪ ♪ >> neil: what do all of these images have in common? every image you are seeing here, what does it have in common? people make in the best of the situation by thinking of others, thanking others, doing things with others. some with pressure and losing family members in the process, sometimes getting stuck with the virus themselves. an example of human endurance and strength. that is something that stands out. with the career that i have had, it has gone on a lot of years, because i am not a young guy anymore, 9/11 was that day for me. covering the tragedy of that
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awful day when so many people died so needlessly. his father had gotten out of the world trade center and went back into help people. he died. hoping people, and his son started a foundation because his father held the door so that others could live. rob could be bitter and angry all these years later, but within months he did some good for others. he is now trying to remain and remind the nation in panic mode right now that the same thing applies right now. rob fazio joins me. good to see you again. how are you doing, my friend? >> i'm doing well, it is great to be back on. >> neil: it's good to see you. i wish she would age a little bit more, you look at almost exactly like you did 20 years ago. that's another issue. >> i can't see you, but i'm sure that you look good too. >> neil: you don't want to look.
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especially these home studios are nightmares. but let me ask you about what you learn from the experience of what your dad had done. because there was a survey that 7 out of 10 americans aren't nervous about their finances, they are nervous about their health and well-being and family and their kids well-being. what do you do? >> yes, we are focusing on flattening the anxiety curve. and we will do that through growth. so just like the an the dash le5 masks, there are things we can do to stop anxiety. 4 million adults have anxiety, so we need to do things to help them stockpile positive experience. we are talking about everyday spending 15 minutes doing something where you learn, laugh, or love and engage people. just in the short 15 minutes help reset your mind and give
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your brain a little bit of a break. >> neil: i think sometimes you can be stopped in your tracks doing something innocent and simple and decent. i remember after you and your family were looking for your dad, he was a big fan of reese's peanut butter cups, and he would leave them out for him. when you got the sad news that you lost him, you're still, and i would go to the world trade center and now and then when i see your father's name engraved outside at that sad sight, reese's peanut butter cups pop up. it is little things like that i think, rob, that stop people in their tracks and you think of humanity. i think we need to do a lot more of that. >> absolutely. as we emotionally distanced, we need to emotionally close end. an image or metaphor like the reese's peanut butter cup, having a family saying. our daughter says, i am kind, strong, and help people. she is our little alpha leader.
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and she reminds us of the importance of having connection and laughing. and the other day i was talking to an executive and re-said to me, daddy, can you talk a little bit lower to your friend, i cannot hear daniel the tiger. so i have to keep some of the noise lower for her. >> neil: but i do know, a lot of nations, we are all holed up in homes together and sometimes that works. but people get on each other's nerves. and i'm wondering how you advise to them. because this could go on a while. 30 days at a minimum, i'm just wondering how you deal with that and how you recommend other families deal with that? >> the smarter doctor is a professor at tc nj and has communications with couples in adverse times, every day is a checklist of what i am doing wrong. i can share with you. if someone in your family is focused, make sure you let them
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focus. plan out a day, a week. if you have times where you have to do something where you really want the time, make sure you ask. i have not been great at this, but i am in rob rehab, my wife says self-care is important, and probably too good at it. >> i know the two of you are geniuses. it's no wonder that it passes along in the dna. but are you hopeful when you look at this any look back to 9/11, different incident or issue, are you hopeful? >> absolutely. we learn from our research just after, we look at the research and what the eight resources that buffer negative events. and we thought that coping was not enough. things like optimism, humor, all of those things that you can find buffer the impact of crisis and help you grow on the other end. it does not just happen. you have to be intentional about it. and when you learn the growth
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resource coming to teach someone else and create a cycle of strength. >> neil: and have a reese's peanut butter cup if you have the time. a lot more on this tomorrow, we will be live again with this. here comes "the five." ♪ >> hello, everyone, i am dana perino, along with jesse watters, greg gutfeld, juan williams, and katie pavli katie pavlich, it's 5:00 in new york city, and this is "the five." the white house coronavirus task force is expected to make a very big announcement on wearing facial coverings in public. officials could be advising that all americans where cloth coverings outside, but not medical grade masks. comes as u.s. cases top 261,000 and the death toll surpasses 6,000. u.s. recoveries are at 9400. while we wait for that briefing,


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