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because she has been inside her house for so long. now he has a lot of beer. rob: ripping through six packs of beer. unbelievable. carley, thank you so much. jillian: "fox & friends" starts right now. have a good day. ♪ brian: here we go eight to a fox news alert. tornadoes ravaged south at least 30 people have lost their lives. more than 1 million homes destroyed. businesses also blown up. >> tornadoes, tornadoes. my god. ainsley: look at think cop concrete room only thing left standing from their house that was wind out in just seconds, steve. ainsley: the
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steve: they were so lucky to be able to get in there, anxiously. fire started down the street over 200,000 people are still without power this morning. four states under both a covid-19 and severe weather emergency as well. janice dean joins us. she is tracking the storms where they could hit later on today, and she joins us. janice, i read one report that 1.3 million people are without electricity this morning all the way from texas right up through pennsylvania. janice: yeah. we had incredible winds across the northeast and the mid-atlantic as the apparent low pressure system moved across the great lakes and northeast with wind gusts of 81 miles per hour. so, an incredible system. we still have the tail end of the cold front that is stationed across florida and georgia. so we will still have the threat for, you know, not the outbreak we saw over the last couple of days but hail, isolated
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tornadoes with that stalled boundary. look at the tornado reports, over 80 organization are i 880 . the national weather service has to go out and assess the damage. that's going to take a lot of time. taking a look at april alone, so we are into the 13th day of april, and already close to 100 reports of tornadoes. the peak season is april and may. so we still have quite a few weeks to go. and it looks like we could see the potential for more severe weather in the coming weeks. now, in terms of what the national weather service will do. they will go out and assess the damage. some of those homes were completely wind off their foundation. so i think we are probably going to see some major catastrophic damage with some of these tornadoes reports, ef-4, ef 5, which means winds of 166 to 200 mile-per-hour plus winds. just incredible outbreak we saw on easter sunday and yesterday.
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look at the wind gust we saw yesterday in the northeast. 60, 70, 80 miles per hour. that's hurricane force wind gusts for areas across new jersey. new york. and connecticut. the worth of it is over. we still have stalled frontal boundary across portions of florida and georgia. and that could bring the potential later on today for those stronger storms. just be on alert. if you live in these regions. the worst of it really is over with, thank goodness. the clean-up begins and obviously with what we are dealing with our pandemic just makes this so much worse this morning. steve, anxiously, brian, back to you. brian: all right. janice. thanks so much. that on top of this. president trump touting the hard work of americans in flattening the curve to beat covid-19. listen. >> hospitalizations are slowing in hot spots like new york, new jersey, michigan and louisiana. americans are following the guidelines. it's been incredible what they
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have done. brian: cases in the u.s. topping 582,000 with 23,000 deaths. recoveries are 4400. and the curve is pending shall governors look to take matters into their own hands regionally at least in two separate places. right, griff? griff: that's right, brian, anxiously, steve, good morning. here we go. a debate is emerging over who decides when the economy reopens the president prepares to release guidelines in the formation of a now council focused on the economy. it's him not those state governors who makes the final call. >> when somebody is the president of the united states, the authority is total. with that being said. we're going to work with the states because it's very important. we have local government that hopefully will do a good job. if they don't do a good job i will step in so fast. but no, they can't do anything
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without the approval of the united states. griff: this after collisions from coast to coast announced regional plans reopening in the northeast. andrew cuomo said his state has turned the corner announced partnership, new jersey, pennsylvania, rhode island and massachusetts. seven account for more than 325,000 cases and more than 60% of the nation's deaths. cuomo disagrees with the president's claim of authority. >> he did work cooperatively with this state and other states that's why i don't understand why you would pivot at this point to this aggressive hostile suggestion of total authority of the federal government and abandon the partnership cooperation that he started by praising. griff: on the west coast gavin newsom announced a similar pac that consists of california, organize and washingtooregon an.
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a vision of reopening no. timeline announced by any state. the president previously mentioned may 1st as a possible target dated but that's of course more of a hope or a goal if you will as he continues to listen to his health officials on that process. brian, ainsley, steve? brian: i should correct myself i said 4400. i should have said 44,000 recoveries. hopefully that number will continue to grow, ainsley. ainsley: i was watching that press briefing yesterday that i'm sure you guys saw it. the president comes out. this is like something i have never seen before. he played a video in the middle of the press conference of the timeline. the media is criticizing him for all of his faults. he said, look, you are the ones that down played this risk. and so he played a timeline of what he said back in january, what he said in february. and then what the media was saying in january. what the media was saying in february and into march. and it was pretty powerful, a powerful moment. he talked about how there was a clip in there from governor
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cuomo. there was a clip in there from the governor of california of gavin newsom praising him for his efforts and they were all working together. so, fauci was actually asked because there was that retweet that the president did yesterday or the day before, i believe, saying that fire fauci. he retweeted a tweet and then at the end it said #fire fauci. so, he commented on that, listen to this. >> the first and only time that dr. birx and i went in and formally made a recommendation to the president to actually have a, quote, shutdown in the sense of not really shutdown but to really have strong mitigation we discussed it. obviously there would be concern by some that, in fact, that might have some negative consequences. nonetheless, the president listened to the recommendation and went to the mitigation. >> are you doing this
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voluntarily or is the president -- >> everything i do is voluntarily. please. don't even imply that. steve: don't even imply that he said right there. dr. fauci was responding to the fact that on sunday he was asked on cnn a hypothetical question about how had we started social distancing earlier more lives would be saved. he walked back earlier every time he went to the president, the president said okay let's do what you said. in the end where he was talking about was it voluntary. brit hume had this observation about that. >> the implication of the question was that he was doing this under duress, he had a gun to his head. he was not being honest. dr. fauci was obviously appalled by the question and did not welcome it and i frankly don't blame him and i'm not sure what the basis was for the reporter to ask the question. in this cynical atmosphere with
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this much dislike of this president, everything that redounds to his favor immediately treated as a lie. ainsley: brian, do you want to comment on that? brian: yeah, a couple things, if you read the headline you would think will if donald trump listened to me everybody would have lived. if you listen to the exchange between the two, that was not the case at all. he answered a hypothetical question if we did it earlier it would work anthony fauci not going to hit us. late january same thing. of course the president has to take contrary views. in if you do this the whole country shuts down like never before and if you don't do this on this side that 100,000 to 200,000 people will die. the president went in the middle and shutt it down as anthony fauci said and i have never seen a look on his faces a angry and
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disdainful as he got for that cbs reporter. you know me, no one would ever force me to do it. i think he closed the book on this. people refused to write that story, ainsley. ainsley: the new york governor andrew cuomo cautiously optimistic about his state's progress in fighting the coronavirus. listen to this. >> i believe the worse is over if we continue to be smart. and i believe we can now start on the pat to normalcy. and we can have a plan when you start to see some businesses reopening, understanding the delicate balance. brian. steve: well, governor cuomo did say something people wanted to hear he declared the worse is over if the state stays the course as new york topped 10,000 deaths. does hard hit nassau county out on long island, new york, agree
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with that? brian: joining us right now in nassau county is the executive in charge laura curren. county executive thank you so much for joining us. i know you have had your hands full. we had steve bellone on yesterday. he has his hands full as well. when you heard talking about bending the curve down especially with hospitalizations. do you say i agree or that's not the case in nassau county? >> the numbers that i have been watching are -- the comparison between people leaving the hospital, covid patients being discharged and those come in. and for 8 days in a row now we have seen more leaving than new covid patients coming in. that tells me we are in a plateau. and it really is time now to start thinking about how we come back to normal. that's what i'm hearing from my constituents. this obviously, while we are confronting and dealing with and managing the health crisis. i talk to hospital executives all the time managing ppe.
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making sure our first responders have what they need, those people on the front lines, we also need to start -- we can't procrastinate thinking how we come back. this is taking a terrible economic toll. we have 100,000 residents on long island who don't have a job right now. i'm talking to business leaders regularly who are in tears having to lay people off. people they know whose families are dependent on that paycheck. ainsley: yeah, laura, as you know brian and i live in your county right here on long island now. we are seeing all the businesses close. the governor, the president, they're working together to try to reopen the government. this is what our governor here in new york said about that yesterday. doing in coordination with the other states in the area and doing it as cooperative effort where we learn from each other. and we share information and we share resources and we share
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intelligence. steve: there he is talking -- go ahead, ainsley, your question. ainsley: i wanted to get her reaction. >> i could not agree more. when i was listening in before i came on and the bickering that's happening, people don't want to hear bickering. people want to hear people in charge working together for the common good. coming up with solutions, putting politics, putting ego aside and working together for combating the house crisis and then how do we begin to reopen? ainsley: amen. >> let's think about what reopens first. the fact that we are working together regionally is incredibly important. nassau county. sure we are suburban county east of northeast. we are part of this vibrant, important, metropolitan region, economic region. we have to work in concert with our partners. steve: right. i think that's exactly right, laura. as we have heard from the administration and from the governors as well. you know, the president has the
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ambitious goal and i'm sure the business leaders that you talk to would love to see the country reopen on may 1st. however, there are hot spots. and new york is a hot spot. while the middle part of the country might be okay to open, regionally you have to figure out it can't just be new york doing something. it's got to be connecticut. it's got to be new jersey. i get both sides of the story. >> i do, too. i do, too. and that's why we have to begin to think about reopening. what can reopen first? schools are a very important part of this. if you are talking about reopening schools. that's key to reopening commerce and the economy and getting people back to work. it has to be done in concert. we can't procrastinate. we have to start putting plans in place now. life will find its balance. this crisis will end. and we want to emerge from this stronger, not weaker. brian: exactly. county executive. if i could walk into a cvs or
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write aid i if i could do it in a stationery store. i could do it iif i can do it it can i do it dry cleaner there is a way forward. hopefully they will listen to you. you understand the county better than anybody else. i appreciate you coming on with us today. >> thank you for having me. i appreciate it. brian: all right. coming up straight ahead. gyms and health clubs hurting among the pandemic. the next guest says the 2 trillion stimulus is a good start. go inside the regulations if you really want to stand up fitness gyms and restaurants. crunch gym person franchise owner joins us next. this is our home.
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♪ brian: health clubs gyms across the country forced to close because of the coronavirus. you know that already. congress approved $350 billion to help small businesses survive like them, right? the next guest says it does too little to help the health club under the current demand. a seth, he joins us now. you are forced to close. still got to pay the lease and leasing the equipment. now this loan comes into play. will it help? >> it's a very good -- well, first, thank you very much for having me. very glad to be here and talk about this critical topic. it's a really good and really appreciated first step. but there is a formula being used right now to determine forgiveness on the loan. and that formula doesn't work for health clubs. as you mentioned, we are forced to close first forced to close. it's going to be some time before we ever allowed to reopen.
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and when we reopen we're not sure what that is going to look like. the formula they put in for 75% of the funds utilized for payroll, within an 8 week period from funding it isn't really workable for the health club business. brian: you don't need more debt when you open up your door. it's got to be converted to a grant outside of the interest. if they tell you take 75% of the money we give you and put it toward your employees, it doesn't add up. you need almost 50/50 or some cases 60-40. walk into that bank. they can't tell you what it takes to run your business you have to tell them, right? >> really appreciated first step. 50% is where payroll falls into operating expenses that kind of adjustment would be helpful. the 8 weeks from funding of the loan like i said, we are already closed right now. we have no clarity to when we are opening. and we don't know what it is going to be like. what limitations are placed upon us for maintaining social
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distancing when we reopen. so that 8-week period is really not workable. i would much rather see that pushed towards 8 weeks from when we open. even at that pushing it towards 20 weeks gives us that runway that we need to go from skeleton shifts to full operating like we were before. brian: right. so you are not being critical. you understand we never did anything like this before. you are not be critical of mnuchin or anybody else. you need to eyeball that banker and say this is what i need. he needs to listen to you and say i understand his numbers. if you want to make this work. you can't do it from the highfalutin mantel of washington, d.c. you not just talking your clubs you are talking about all clubs 74 million health club customers. 38 billion in revenue. 800,000 employees. this the is industry we are talking about. very similar ratio with restaurants. so what you also are saying, too, i have to separate my equipment.
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i might have to stagger how many people can i fit in my health club. people might decide not to join. they have to take that into account, correct? >> that's correct. it's going to be a long runway. we are going to get back to normal. we are going to get back to where we were but it's going to take time. that 8 week period isn't work being. whatever is not forgiven converted to two year pay back period. we would like to see that traditional loan for our business 10 year pay back period. brian: part time theory and instructors they have to employment more money. unemployment so attractive a lot of them don't want their jobs back. they get paid more not to work which is your heart is in the right place but your mind is not, congress. that makes it hard toward retain employees, many of which are your friends. so you are not going to tell your friend take less money and do nothing and work for me so i can get this loan. you are going to tell them feed your family, get more money from
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unemployment. final thought? >> our big focus is on the long-term viability and sustainability of our business so we can pay those paychecks the far out into the future. that's what we need. we need help. brian: you got it. and it's possible. the money is there. the ratio isn't. and hopefully people are listening in washington. a satisfy best of luck. hope you can hold on. >> appreciate you thank you for having me on. brian: healthcare workers putting their lives on the line to fight the virus. next guest thanking them for their service by serving them a hot meal. howie carr on deck. by staying home, practicing social distancing when in public. >> and washing our hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. >> support our families, support the first responders.
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hawy, you are amazing. how did you come up with this idea? >> my staff and i knew a lot of our advertisers were hurting like everybody else. and we have some hospitals that are advertising. we also have hospitals that are advertisers. a lot of the the hospitals are overwhelmed in the urban areas but some hospitals are underwhelmed. there is fewer elective surgeries, practically none. not many impatient visits. the cafeterias that normally serve the hospital personnel are many cases either severely sur tailing hours or shut down totally for safety reason. that leaves the hospital personnel in many cases working long shifts. if they don't bring anything from home, the only place they can get a meal is out of the vendee machine. you know what that's like. at the same time a lot of our advertisers are restaurants. they are also suffering. and they are doing takeout curbside delivery. that kind of thing. but that's a fraction of what they usually do. so they need the business, too.
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but the -- nobody really knows what restaurants are open and what aren't open in this situation. so, our initial thought was to raise money and just give it to our advertisers that are restaurants and let them deliver to the hospitals. buff the hospitals we spoke with them and they said for security and safety reasons, they couldn't just let restaurants make, you know, random deliveries to emergency rooms at night. so, what we decided to do is just try to raise money. we are a regional network of about over 25 stations in the new england area. raise money among our listeners and anyone who wanted to donate and then just makes a the money came in just give donations to the hospital and ask them to just use the money that we were providing them, our listeners, and our corporate sponsors including matthew's brothers a window company in maine. and just provide meals, hot meals from our restaurants to the emergency medical personnel.
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and it's working out pretty well, ainsley. we have got a lot of response so far. you saw tucker's show last night, dr. marc siegel got a covid test from a physician at newton wellesley. ainsley: right on the air. >> that's one of our hospitals. there are a lot of hospitals involved. just something we want to do to help out our emergency responders and our restaurants that are hurting. ainsley: i know you have been on air in the new england area for a long time. deerfield academy guy. you are helping out your community. i think it's wonderful. what's the reaction from the nurses and doctors? i'm sure you have friends that work there. >> right. you know, we said, you know, if you are hospital in new england and interested in this program, just give our staff a call. and we have heard from a lot of them. we have already given -- we have already written out checks to hospitals in five of the six new england states. and, you know, if anybody wants
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to contribute, howie carr show.com. just go go right there and give $5 up to however much you want to give to. if you are a hospital in new england and you are interested, just go to our website as well. because, as soon as the money comes, in we are just writing the checks the next day. and we want to get the money out. and, you know, again, these people are working hard. ainsley, i'm sure you have been in a situation where you are working local tv station or something and you keep working and working. and there is nowhere to go to get any food. nothing like you are hungry and all you can get is something out of a vending machine. these people don't deserve that they deserve to get the best food they can. ainsley: yep. when we worked overnight if you worked christmas or thanksgiving, fox would always provide huge meal and the staff really appreciated it. and we weren't doing half the work that they're doing at these hospitals, obviously. very nice of you to do it. i know you are recommending people give 499 to 1999. i guess the average price for a meal is around 20 bucks. >> can you give more than that
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if you want. ainsley: give whatever you would like but anything is helpful. howie carr show.com. you will see this huge banner at the top of the website. thanks, howie, for doing. this. >> great. thank you, ainsley. i appreciate it. ainsley: you are welcome. have a good day. we have information how can you help more stories people like howie who are going the extra lengths to help deal with this pandemic. find all of that as foxnews.com/america together. a growing mystery around super spreaders. one person can infect dozens of others without even knowing it. how is that even possible? dr. nicole saphier on that coming up next. it's best we stay apart for a bit, but you're not alone. we're automatically refunding our customers a portion of their personal auto premiums. learn more at libertymutual.com/covid-19. [ piano playing ]
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tornadoes that have killed at least 30 people that we know of. brian: jamal if there our fox affiliate in south carolina joins us live with the aftermath and clean up. jamal? >> well, guys, it's now a tarp that's actually covering a building here where a tree came crashing down here at sharon lakes apartments. a woman was actually pinned underneath that tree for nearly an hour. this morning she is in the hospital with serious injuries. but i want to step out of the way just so you can get a feel of the damage that's left behind here. parts of the roof still on the ground. parts of the siding still on the ground. the tree fell when it was still dark outside, around 5:30 yesterday morning. and neighbors tell us they heard a loud bang and a woman screaming from help from her upstairs condo. officials say she was pinned underneath the tree for at least 45 minutes before help arrived. meantime, some neighbors who lived in this apartment building
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are being helped by the american red cross. they tell me that the impact has displaced several families who lived here. and, again, some of them are being helped by the american red cross. now, this area didn't see any power outages during the storm. but it is still a problem here in charlotte as more than 7,000 people are sitting in the dark. guys? ainsley: all right. thank you so much, jamal. let's hand it over to janice dean who has more on this horrible story. janice, some people unfortunately lost their lives down there in the middle of corona, too. >> yeah. and on easter sunday. that's where we had the most tornadoes. some of them long-track tornadoes. we have one reported tornado in mississippi that tracked over 100 miles. so this was one for the record books in terms of how many tornadoes we had. close to 80, 80 tornadoes right now. the national weather service has to go out and assess the damage. buff you can see stretching from texas through mississippi,
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louisiana, alabama through georgia up toward the carolinas and virginia. reports of tornadoes in a two-day span. and then behind that much colder air. we were talking about the power outages. we have got temperatures below freezing in a lot of these areas because the cold air has settled in. we are dealing with record lows now for the next several days and nights. and freeze watches and warnings in place as far as south as the mid south and parts of tennessee, kentucky, as well as mississippi, parts of texas. so that's going to be an issue as well. you have power outages. you have very cold temperatures. this is going to be a trying time for our friends in the south and, of course, our prayers go out to all of those who have lost their homes and lost loved ones. back to you. brian: thanks, janice. we will follow up on that. meanwhile, are some people more likely than others to spread covid-19. researchers are looking into so-called which we are now
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calling super spreaders. steve: here to discuss is fox news medical contributor dr. nicole saphier. dr. saphier good morning to you. >> hi, good morning, steve. steve: what are these super spreaders. a lot of people would think well, if you have got covid, it's as infectious from one person as it is from another. isn't that right? >> well, that's absolutely correct. the term super spreader almost makes you feel like these people should be wearing a cape or something like they are some sort of super hero. the term super spreader ♪ novel to coronavirus or covid-19. the virus that causes covid-19 is highly infectious r 0106. what one person will infect. r 0 is one to two. covid-19 5 to 6 people. super spreader more. follows a rule the 2080 rule.
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20% of the infected people actually cause about 80% of the virus transmission. so, imagine that, only 20% of the individuals infected are causing about 80%. and this goes back even to the time of typhoid mary if you remember that a nurse traveling going around and seeing patient to patient but she was actually transferring salmonella, typhoid fever. we infected over 50 people herself. we have seen cases of presumed super spreader with covid-19. biogen conference in washington and likely elsewhere. we don't know what causes someone to be a super spreader. some of the current theories are maybe they have a co-infection with something else like a cold or flu, which may make them more symptom tom is aatic. a strain more. connell: teenage just than the other or someone traveling around a lot more. ainsley: we interviewed a family
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yesterday. the husband had it so badly he was on a ventilator for more than a week, two weeks maybe. the wife also got it. the kids got it. but they didn't get it as badly. they weren't in the hospital. what's the explanation for that? >> well, remember, ainsley, that we have been saying that over 85% of people will really only have mild symptoms. not requiring needing to be in the hospitalization. so it is normal to see the majority of people in one family won't actually need to be in the hospital. and then if one person is in the hospital, then we have to look at why is he in the hospital? did he have any co-morbidities? any pre-existing health conditions? did he have prolonged exposure to viral infection in the reason we are seeing healthcare workers get so sick they have prolonged exposure meaning they were around someone who was infected a lot more. and perhaps they have more virus with circulating in their bloodstream. also going along with the super spreader is some people are shedding virus much more and much longer than other people. so it does indicate that potentially that they had more
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virus circulating in their bloodstream, which is why they have more of that storm, more intense immune response. ainsley: what percentage of people on the ventilators or in the hospitals with severe cases had some sort of pre-existing condition like diabetes or something like that? >> well, remember, we are still relying on reported information and not everyone is reporting, but in new york and louisiana amongst other places looking 97 to 8% of people have at least one co-morbidity including obesity being the most common one. brian: lastly, dr. saphier, what do we hear about the prevalence and the widespread distribution of these 15-minute tests? we know fema took control of it. i watched dr. siegel get it last night. when can we get it? >> oh, brian, isn't that a good question? to be honest, brian, i don't know. it's been popping up at various
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locations. and one of the big issues that i have and i actually have an op-ed coming out about it later today, talking about we can't just limit these testing to hospital settings. we need to put the power in our outpatient doctor's hands. i need it so you can call up your primary care doctor and say i really want to get this test and they be able to give that you test. unfortunately that's not happening right now. a lot of these medications to treat illness and the test are being restricted to inpatient hospital settings. if our goal is to keep people out of hospital and back in the workforce then we need to get these tests and medications out of the hospital as well and back in outpatient settings. we need to remove these shackles that have been placed on our outpatient doctors. steve: that's right. then out here in new jersey where you are, dr. saphier and i are located. they have the big drive-thru testing sites. as it turns out they will take the first 500 people. but you have got to have the symptoms. and if you don't have the symptoms. i don't get the tests.
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dr. saphier. thank you very much for joining us on this tuesday morning. ainsley: thank you. >> thanks for having me, guys. steve: it is a quarter now before the top of the hour and jillian joins us from the world headquarters with a fox news headline. jillian: that's right. good morning. we begin with this. overnight nort north korea laung several cruise missiles off its coast. south korea's military fighter jets firing the weapons. if confirmed, it would be the north's first cruise missile launch since 2017. it comes on the eve of the birthday much north korea's late founder and elections in the south. one week later joe biden emerging victorious in wisconsin's primary overnight. the win coming hours after getting endorsed by former rival bernie sanders. the two appearing on a livestream together. watch this. >> you don't get enough credit, bernie, for being the voice that forces us to take a hard look in the mirror and ask ourselves have we done enough? and we haven't. i'm going to need you. not just to win the campaign but to govern.
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>> the trump campaign releasing a statement reading in part, quote: even though bernie sanders won't be on the ballot in november, his issues will be. the u.s. air force flexing its military strength in you this elephant walk. guam, comes after the chinese sent aircraft carrier and fighter jets close to taiwan. the uss roosevelt and ronald reagan are the two closest navy ships but forced to dock amid confirmed coronavirus cases. isn't this intiewfl a massive rainbow a sign of hope over new york city. appearing over big new yorker after new yorkers held their daily cheer for front line workers. the mayor of jersey center says a sign of better days ahead. you can't help but feel somewhat optimistic when you see this. this was shortly after 7:00 p.m. i was actually watching the president's briefing i was like oh, i wish i had looked out my window but i didn't.
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it is beautiful. steve: better days ahead. ainsley: that's god's promise. he will never flood the world again. steve: all right. jillian, thank you very much for the live report. steve: meanwhile straight ahead, president trump says he holds the power to reopen states. governors, some of them say they never have the power. what does the constitution say? judge napolitano on that coming up next. a willingness to come to you. the world and how we interact with each other is changing. but that will never change who we are at lexus. now, more than ever, you and your needs come first. find out what service options are available in your area at lexus.com/people first
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♪ >> when somebody's the president of the united states, the authority is total. and that's the way it's gotta be. >> your authority is total. >> it's total. >> your authority is total. >> the governors know that. the government has the power. as to whether or not i will use that power, we will see. steve: we will see. president trump says his office holds the power when it comes to reopening the economy. but credited particulars are pushing back saying that's up to each state. so what does the constitution say? well, you know who we are going to call in for this, fox news senior judicial analyst and host of liberty file on fox nation judge andrew napolitano in front of his picture window at his
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house. judge, good morning to you. >> good morning, steve. steve: who has the power. is the president's power absolute or do times like this, when it's a question of federal government versus state government, the states have the power? >> >> well, the latter has historically been the case. in areas of health, safety, and welfare. the 10th amendment expressly reserves the power to regulate for those areas to the states. so, the federal government can help out with cash. it can help out with resources. it can help out with information and it can help out with guidelines. but, in terms of the actual power, for example, to reopen broadway theaters, to reopen stadiums, to reopen restaurants, to reopen other parts of the economy that have been shut down, it is the governors who have shut them down. and it is the governors who will make the decision to open it up. there are things, however, that
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the president and congress can do. one of the ways that congress gets to regulate in local areas is by giving states money to conform to congressional will. now, some people call this bribery. others call this largess. for example, when the congress wanted to lower speed limits during the gas crisis 15 years ago, 20 years ago, it gave the states money to repave federal highways in return for lowering speed limits. so if congress were to say to governor cuomo, here is $100 million to supplement the loss of your state tax revenue. in return, open up the yankee stadium and open up broadway. he probably would take the money to do that. but, if he rejected the money, or if congress didn't offer the money, the decision is the governor's and not the president's. steve: right, one of the things i have heard a lot from my
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friends, judge napolitano, is during this time when the government is trying to restrict people's movements and things like that, is there is some overreach and wondering whether or not at the end of this pandemic are some of our civil liberties are going to be gone. one instance is some are upset that the attorney general has decided -- he has come out with instruction to local governments on the use of drones to make sure that people are actually staying at home. you could argue that a drone is just like a squad car, you send it out to see where people are. what do you think about that? >> i think it's an extreme overreach. steve, i was discussing this with our colleague tucker carlson last night and i said then and i repeat now. we are witnessing the slow death of civil liberties in the name of public safety. so when a drone hovers over you, that is surveillance. and surveillance is a search. this is not me. this is the supreme court. and a search can't go on without a search warrant. do we really want to live in a
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society where a piece of plastic and metal in the sky is going to start yelling at us because we are too close to our neighbors? in michigan, it's illegal to buy a garden hose. garden hose april. this is the time of year people buy garden hoses. i think that some of the governors have the authority to regulate for health, safety, and welfare have taken too much of that authority and have taken too much civil liberty away from us. the question is will we get it back when this is over? steve: right. exactly. what will everything look like? and the sooner the better. judge, thank you very much for joining us live. >> of course, steve. steve: charles payne coming up in about two minutes. ♪ if you have moderate to severe psoriasis,
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is more essential than ever. to everyone around the world working so hard to bring breakfast to the table, thank you. ♪ steve: it is 7:00 in the east on this tuesday, april 14th. and we start this hour with a fox news alert. as you can see, the clean-up continues this morning in the tornado ravaged south portion of this country where at least 30 people have died. >> tornadoes. tornado. wow, god. brian: all right. looking at the video, it's unbelievable. a family in mississippi making a life-saving decision to shelter in concrete room looks more like a doorway only thing left standing in their home. it was wiped out in seconds. ainsley: that is amazing, thank the good all right they were in
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there water rescuing tease place also in virginia as heavy rain and flooding soaked the east coast. more than a million people did not have power out height of the storm. and janice dean is tracking more severe weather today. janice? >> good morning, ainsley, steve, and brian. yes, we have the threat for strong to severe storms across florida and georgia, that's because we still have leftover frontal boundary focus for some of those stronger storms. i want to show you where we typically see the severe weather this time of year. april, may and june is the height of severe weather season. as you can see we have that highest risk and greater risk and then the at thi typical rist goes across the southeast up toward the mid-atlantic. right in the bulls eye is where we saw the severe storms although this one will go down in the record books as one of the worst severe outbreaks for easter sunday in to easter monday where we had over 80 reports of tornadoes. long track tornado in mississippi was on the ground for over 100 miles.
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so we're going to see an incredible damage as the sun comes up this morning. now, some of this reached up towards the northeast. we have power outages here across portions of new york, up towards new england, with wind gusts in excess of 80 miles per hour for parts of new jersey, delaware, new york, detect cut, hurricane force wind gusts yesterday. and the power outages, of course, remain in place. as i mentioned. the worst of it is over. we will still see the threat for stronger storms across that boundary, florida and georgia. we also have snow in parts of texas and the plain states. so wool continue to monitor all of that throughout the day today. steve, ainsley, brian, back to you. steve: all right. janice. thank you very much. i saw a tweet from the governor of mississippi that said in his state they thought they had some wind gusts of 200 miles per hour which is unbelievable. meanwhile, switching gears, president trump praising americans' hard work to flatten
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the curve and stop covid-19. >> hospitalizations are slowing in hot spots like new york, new jersey, michigan and louisiana. americans are following the guidelines. it's been incredible what they have done. brian: cases in the u.s. topping 582,000. more than 23,000 people have died. recoveries though 44,000. that's good news. ainsley: the president says plans to reopen the economy are coming very soon. kristin fisher is live at the white house as governors look to take matters into their own hands. hey, kristin. >> hey, guys, good morning. yeah, president trump says that this decision of when to reopen the u.s. economy will be the biggest decision of his entire life. but, it's a decision that may not be entirely up to him. yesterday, governors on both coasts and from both parties announced that they were forming regional packs to coordinate exactly how their states were
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going to lift those statewide stay at home orders. so on the east coast you have the governors from new york, new jersey, pennsylvania, rhode island, delaware, and massachusetts. they are working together. and then on the west coast, you have california, oregon, and washington. they have formed the western states pact. president trump did not seem happy with those developments during yesterday's briefing. >> when somebody shut president of the united states, the authority is total. with that being said, we're going to work with the states because it's very important. we have local government that hopefully will do a good job. and if they don't do a good job. i would step in so fast, but, no. they can't do anything without the approval of the president of the united states. >> but, remember, it was governors, not the president too imposed those statewide stay-at-home orders. they believe and most legal scholars agree that they, the governors, are the ones that are the rights to lift those
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statewide stay-at-home orders. here is new york governor andrew cuomo responding to the president's claims just yesterday. >> he did work cooperatively with the state and other states. and that's why i don't understand why you would pivot at this point to this aggressive, hostile suggestion of total authority of the federal government and abandon the partnership cooperation that he started by praising. >> now, the president did impose those national guidelines, those 30 days to slow the spread there ending at the end of april. to president trump definitely has a big decision to make on that. and, of course, today president trump should be officially announcing his new task force, the economic coronavirus relief task force. he is calling it the opening our country council. he first announced it on friday. we should get something official
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today. guys? steve: a busy day. all right, kristin fisher there across the street from the white house. thank you very much. let's bring in charles payne, host of making money on fox business. charles, good morning to you. ainsley: good morning. >> charles: good morning. good morning. steve: you know, regarding this back and forth between the president and some of the governors. today in the pages of the "wall street journal" on the op-ed page, they write he, the president, may be right on the legal question if he chooses to override the states. but this is really a political and policy issue and getting into such a fight would be counter productive. the president will help the country more and gain more politically by clearly explaining his own strategy for reopening. and that's kind of where the task force starts today, isn't it? >> absolutely. you know, i just -- i'm not sure -- i guess when it comes to president trump particularly in these times everything becomes this crazy story and fight. i think everyone is on the same page with respect to wanting to
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smartly reopen the economy. governor cuomo said as much in every press conference. and i think this regional idea is not a bad idea. obviously they have their own video siihad idiosyncrasies. as you industry a has called it resurrection, norway, denmark. we have something to watch over there as we formulate through governors, through folks who understand these things. through business people, a national plan. there will have to be individual, you know, sort of individual parts of this plan that apply to individual parts of the world. let me just tell you guys, i look at the density of these cities, the three hardest hit states, if you look at new york city, you have 27,000 people per square mile. in newark, 11,000 people member square mile. detroit, 5,000 people per square mile. norway, where they are reopening their economy only 36 people per
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square mile. north dakota only 11. you treat these areas differently. it's already proven places where heavily dense populations have been devastated. ainsley: it makes sense. that's why governor cuomo said the same thing yesterday, charles. steve mnuchin was talking yesterday about the relief checks. many people are getting theirs this week. listen to this. >> over 80 million hard-working americans will get the direct deposit by this wednesday. and we know how important that is to all of those hardworking americans, many of which are at home, not working at the moment. if you do not receive them by wednesday, on wednesday we will be launching at irs.gov, click on irs.gov, go to get your payment. ainsley: charles, what's your reaction to that? do you know people getting this? and how are they feeling about getting this money? >> i think it's a measure of relief but also anxiety for many people they are saying it's just
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not going to be enough. obviously though at the speed at which the mnuchin and the administration is moving it's really to be commended. again, after the great recession began and the obama administration sent out relief checks, it took well over three months. this is happening in lightning speed. but, 1200 per individual, 2400 per couple. 500 for each additional child. for a lot of people it's going to help, but it will not be enough. so, you know, again, they are negotiating in d.c. they are haggling over what the next step will be. there will be a phase 4. this gets us back to the original conversation. when to open the economy in a smart way so that people can you know, live their lives and sustain their own prosperity. brian: the other element of it small business loans, the money is going out the door. people seem confused. slow to actually get the money. and the criteria that they have led out does not work for restaurants and does not work for health clubs, just two industries off the top that make up a huge part of small business in america.
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all they have to do is go in there and redefine the regulation. any sign they are going to do that and specifically the 75/25? >> well, you know what? i reached out to the administration, brian, on that. because you and i talked about it on this show and it was a big topic on my town hall last week. right now there is no -- they are saying they are not going to change that i was shocked but, you know. brian: what? >> they said the emphasis -- they are saying ppp the p part of that is payroll. now maybe they are going to do something with rent. it's pretty obvious this is a slippery slope. if you can't pay your rent, then the land lord goes out of business, the building is in trouble. i mean it, is a very slippery slope. as mnuchin and these folks are pretty smart. they understand this is a strategic component. i was surprised at this moment there is no plan to change that formula. but i think something else would have to be added to this to help make the safety net really a greater safety net and to your point, you know, millions of people still at risk of losing
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their jobs because there is no way an employer can keep them on. steve: right. the administration is part of the guidelines though has he said that if you are a landlord, you can't foreclose on anybody for 90 days. past the pandemic. so, that, i think, is probably their component on trying to delay the whole payment thing. it is a problem for a lot of people. charles: yeah. steve: today the task force is going to start today it sounds like and hear all the names and here whwho is on it. i heard a story today whirlpool is trying to figure out how to open. amazon is trying to figure out how to open. going forward, when people go to work whether it's in an office or in a classroom, or on a factory floor, things are going to be different until they have a vaccine because people are simply going to have to be spread out. and stay away from each other.
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>> there is no doubt about it. you know, the good thing about -- i remember studying some of these case studies, a great one between minneapolis and saint paul where they both of course had the spanish flu at the same time. minneapolis shut down their entire city quickly saint paul didn't. the difference in death rates are startling. having said that we already know did you go to the supermarket right now you will see where they have marks where you can stand. you know, the social distancing thing will be a critical part of all of this until we get a vaccine. so even when we do reopen the economy to your point. it's going to look a whole lot different than it does now. we need to get the wheels commerce moving again and every individual business is trying to figure out how to get that done. ainsley: you are right. thank you, charles. you can charles: nyeste see you guys. ainsley: nice seeing you too. today charles is going to sit down with labor secretary eugene scalia. good see it you, charles.
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hand it over to jillian for more headlines. jillian: overnight joe biden emerging victorious in the wisconsin's primary one week later. the win coming hours after getting endorsed by former rival bernie sanders. >> you don't get enough credit, bernie, for being the voice that forces us to take a hard look in the mirror and ask ourselves have we done enough? and we haven't. i'm going to need you. not just to win the campaign but to govern. jillian: the two appearing on a livestream together. the trump campaign releasing a statement reading in part quote even though bernie sanders won't be on the ballot in november his issues will be. new cases of covid-19 aboard the usns mercy. four members on the naval hospital ship docked in los angeles testing positive for the virus. there are now seven members infected. another 120 are in quarantine but they are tested negative. navy officials saying hospital operations are not affected which is treating 20
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non-coronavirus patients. democrats are proposing to release thousands of detained illegal immigrants calling detention centers a, quote, ticking time bomb amid the outbreak. under the proposed bill immigration and customs enforcement would free most of its 34,000 people in custody who do not pose a public risk or have an underlying health condition. ice reviews every case individually on who can be freed. and do you remember this viral story we brought you of the 93-year-old pennsylvania woman holding a sign reading quote "i need more beer?" this morning she has a new sign and it reads: got more beer. coors light sending 150 cans of beer right to her doorstep. got to love that. put a smile on everyone's face. especially hers. ainsley: that is awesome. coors light sent them. that's great. steve: god bless them. if that works, i'm going to put up a sign need more t-bones. just saying.
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♪ ainsley: most of the country now under stay-at-home orders except for 8 states, including south dakota where our next guest says they can get through this pandemic without those measures. south dakota's governor kristi noem is here to explain. good morning to you, governor. >> good morning, ainsley. ainsley: good morning. i know you are getting a lot of criticism over.
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this you decided not to be a stay-at-home state and, therefore, your cases are rising and many are saying they are attributing it to your decision. why did you make that decision? >> well, we were one of the first states to take action. actually, we sent our kids home from school. put in mitigation measures. group sizes of 10 or less throughout the state through an executive order that followed cdc guidelines. we did take litigation measures. we gave our businesses an opportunity to be innovative, to change the way they deliver goods to their customers and take care of their employees. and we do have a hot spot in south dakota right now. we have a meat packing plant in sue falls that has had an outbreak. and we are dealing with that. but, you know, it certainly is a tense situation there. but we have got a lot of people that are focused on helping those individuals get better. overall the state is doing very, very well. this one hot spot something we are addressing. >> you are talking about
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smithfield meats a lot of people get our meat from this company. huge company manufacturing or producing meat for so many of us around the united states. that happens to be one of the biggest clusters of the outbreaks. more than 300 people there have been infected. so the plant has had to close. many are worried about a meat shortage, do you feel responsible for that? >> well, it is a critical infrastructure business. so, even if there had been a shelter in place order it, wouldn't have helped the situation because this plant is a part of our nation's food supply. it's a national security issue that it be up and running. so, that's why we are in there looking at it. making sure that all the mitigation measures the company has put in place protect the employees while they come back online and get back to work and continue to do what they do best and that's feed this country. ainsley: yeah. i mean, i get it. you don't want big government. we can make our own decisions. and but the only problem is there are lives at stake here so i know that's what the critics are saying. what are your constituents saying about that decision?
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>> well, i think they are all concerned what's happening with this plant. they also recognizing throughout this state doing well. other areas we have had a few cases. those people have recovered. the vast majority of our positive cases are happening in this part of the state. and the fact that this was a critical infrastructure business, a shelter at home wouldn't have made a bit of difference in how this company was treated. so, they recognize this a unique situation that we're going to get in there. our department of health is working with local leaders to make sure we are communicating with these families on isolating themselves, getting them the care that they need. so that they can be healthy and continue to go back to work. ainsley: governor, we interviewed a local lawmaker from michigan and she said that hydroxychloroquine, she feels like, saved her life. she said i was nearing death. i had been infected for weeks i took this drug and immediately
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saw a difference. she said it saved her life. there has been controversy about this drug. and your state is implementing or having some sort of a clinical trial. tell us what's going on there. >> well, we wanted to go on offense against this virus. so, i announced yesterday in partnership with three major health systems we would do the first ever statewide, state-backed clinical research drug trial on using hydroxy on covid-19 positive patients. it's a unique situation where we have all of our healthcare systems on the same page participating. and it's the first ever state-backed and statewide trial. i think this will give us an opportunity to help patients. we have the opportunity with the help of the federal government and the white house of having enough doses that we could treat up to 100,000 people in our state. and that's going to allow us the opportunity to have a therapeutic that could make all the difference in the world for those high risk or vulnerable. ainsley: when will the trial be wrapped up? so many people who have covid-19
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want to take this drug. >> it's already started. we have folks that we received the drugs from the federal government. the hydroxychloroquine came in this weekend. and so we already have patients that are taking this. and we have this all set up as a voluntary participation program between a patient and their doctor. and sanford health will be leading the initiative and the trial. thithey are experts at this. they have a research arm that has done so much good work in so many different areas that we are excited they are leading it. and it will start with 2,000 patients in a separate drug trial. but we can treat up to 100,000 people throughout the state that may be struggling with the virus. ainsley: all right. governor noem, thank you so much. >> thank you, ainsley. have a great day. ainsley: thank you, you are welcome. patients in south korea are getting the virus again. does this mean it can reactivate? dr. marc siegel has some possible explanations coming up next. ♪
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brian: new report shows people who who already had the coronavirus getting it again? in south korea 116 patients who recovered from covid-19 have tested positive a second time. does this mean the virus can
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reactivate or was it never actually out of the system? dr. marc siegel is here. dr. siegel, what does this mean for immunity? >> >> well, first of all, i want to reassure people i believe in the vast majority of cases once you've had covid-19 you're likely over it and have antibodies and can you fight it off again for a period of time. if we base it on sars, which is a very similar virus from 2003, that period of time would be a couple of years. but, brian, we don't have all the information yet. and the people in south korea are put forth what you already said. maybe they never got over it. maybe those patients had an immune problem where they couldn't develop an immunity or maybe they didn't develop enough of what we call neutralizing antibody. that's a word you have never heard before. that's what scientists are looking for. are you developing the kind of antibodies that neutralize the virus that prevent it from ever giving you another infection? that's the basis of the vaccine
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right there that they are working on. neutralizing antibodies. we don't have the complete science on it yet, brian, but i think in the vast majority of cases when you are over, this you are not going to get it again. brian: what is the most encouraging thing you are hearing what company when it comes to the vaccine? >> well, i think the idea that the maderna vaccine is entering the end of phase one clinical trials. dr. fauci ohio spoke to about this the other day. it's going to get into phase 2 very soon. it looks like it's hitting the target, that it's really working. they are very optimistic about it. it's not only the maderna vaccine. some of the othe pharmaceuticale johnson and johnson and other major players involved in this is an that fay. we will see where we end up. it's going to take a while because they have to give it to a lot of people, make sure that it's effective and then the manufacturing process, brian,
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costs at least a billion dollars from the beginning to to the end. a lot of money involves. brian: you will make a lot of money to. if you do this 180 countries and every continent want to order from your company. >> you bet. brian: dr. siegel, i watched you last night with tucker. you really thought this cough could have been the coronavirus. so you took the test on camera. it was a 15-minute test. and we got the answer before his show was over. what was it like? >> it was nerve-racking because i wanted to make the point that i, like everyone else, has a cough. we think we have it. and some of us do have it. some don't. and that's why i really want the rapid test to be more available. not just the test i took on camera last night. i actually had a really great laboratory pathologist come all the way down from boston give that test in full garb, you saw that. negative within 15 anyone' 15 m. now i'm going to have my
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antibodies first point to see if i could have been exposed to previously that will show even more if i actually have humidity or i never got it. we need everybody to know that this thing is so contagious. did you get it. were you exposed to it? are you over it? those are the key questions now. brian: so, dr. siegel, what i get when i walk around and everyone says this. everyone has the same question. i want to find out if i had it. i will give plasma if i have immunity for it and when can i get the quick test? what do you say when people ask you these very fundamental questions? >> i think we need a marshall ling out of that rapid test that you saw me show last night. that test is only 18,000 of them in the country. they can only do 4 per hour in the machine. i think we need a big rollout and even abbott or other companies have to give us more of that rapid test. that's the test, call point of care do you have it now in the
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antibody test, brian, is a different problem which is we need to develop accuracy. this 70 different companies that are and labs that are trying to get approval for those antibody tests. we need a standard one. at least a few different companies. narrow it down to the ones that tell us the most about what your chances of immunity are. and get it out to everyone. the nih is currently doing a study of 10,000 people to see how far covid-19 has spread into communities. the antibodies are the way to tell that. the blood test i took last night, i will have the answer today. i will know if i was exposed to this or not, i need everybody to know that. brian: absolutely. dr. siegel, thanks so much, appreciate it. >> thank you, brian. brian: you got it. congress is at a stand still now as we change gears over next wave of funding for small businesses. what needs to happen to get things moving? should we even be handing out and printing to give to more people to not work? tim scott live.
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brij brian nearly 200 organizations nationwide are urging lawmakers to pass trillion dollars to the directly to the states no strings attached. ainsley: house is not expected to meet until next month.
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san antonio steve well, griff general since cannot far live from the house in washington, d.c. as congress remains in at a stand still over the much needed phase of relief, all right. griff, where are we we know a lot of those congressman and senators are not in your town. >> they are not indeed. congress is dithering on delivering more aid a group of 180 organizations and state and local officials writing to the grecialg leaders like mcconnell and speaker mccarthy 500 billion in unrestricted aid in the next coronavirus relief bill. they say since the economy has shut down they have felt a dramatic downturn and state local and territorial and tribal revenues triggers severe budget short falls not coverings by the first three and forcing as you steer measures like governor of ohio mike dewine proposing a 20% across the board cut. when the economy is ready to restart. these budget short falls will lead to large drags on the recovery if congress does not act quickly.
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during the great recession such budget gaps and cuts hamper the economic recovery. in addition to 500 billion. they also want congress to provide payroll guarantee plans like those of u.k., denmark and netherlands where 90% of all payroll costs for employers affected federal government. they want additional investments in insurance. another direct cash payment to americans in full funding for testing treatment and front line worker ppe as well as enhanced for essential workers. the economic policy institute. afcio. this letter follows ones reported here yesterday from the chairman of the national governor's association larry hogan of maryland republican partnering with new york's andrew cuomo requesting 500 billion same figure for state and national folks. don't expect congress to work quickly guys because they are in resource at least towards the end of april. the most we have gotten out of it speaker pelosi saying she wants to sign something by the
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end of april, guys? brian: all right. griff. thanks so much. now let's bring in -- he used to be a member of the house south carolina g.o.p. senator jim scott senate finance committee member and author of the brand new book out today called opportunity knocks. how hard work, community and improve lives and end poverty. it is on sale right now. so, senator scott, welcome appreciate you being with us today. >> thank you, brian. good to be with you and listening to your show today and everyday. brian: senator, i know you have been on constant contact with small businesses wondering if they will be able to open up their doors. a lot of them are unhappy with the regulation and the slow response on these business loans/grants, even though it's a titanic effort, no one is pointing fingers. what can you do to get in and solve these problems? >> brian, the first thing i think you noted earlier on your program, what we did in 10 days or less was pass $2.3 trillion of aid. when you do something that
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quickly, can you only use broad brushes. what we need to do now is to go back and find strokes to add value to the canvas so to speak. i listened to your show earlier and the business owner in the gym he makes a very solid point. his point is simply this: some businesses are labor intensive. some are not. the overhead expenses for a small business at the as a gym hundreds of thousands of square feet, your revenue goes toward the rent and goes towards the mortgage more so than it does the employees. we need to look at equilibrium and do a targeted approach to helping businesses either stay open or get back open. the way you do that is to go back in to the cares act and while it is, in fact, the paycheck protection, if you have no business, you have no paycheck i advocate on behalf of small businesses labor intensive to have a different formula. if we are back in congress and i hope we get back there as soon
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as possible if necessary let's go back and solve these problems if we can't get our democrat friends to come to the table as they just recently blocked $250 billion of additional aid to the small businesses so they can keep their employees paid. they blocked that. so, if we have a chance to go back, we should start targeting businesses and sectors so that the relief actually ends up keeping businesses open and paychecks flowing. ainsley: senator, yesterday morning we were talking about that severe weather that hit your state, my former state i always consider myself a south carolinian. >> you are always a south carolinian. my sister lives in the city where you are right now right behind you. she said the weather was terrible there, it was bad in new york too. i looked this morning and saw that nine people died in our state in south carolina. i'm so sorry for those families. >> thank you so much. ainsley: what's your reaction? >> so, there is several counties
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that have been negatively impact. just imagine on top of the covid-19 to have tornadoes come n a devastating factor. seneca, near lindsey graham's home, one person died. berkeley county where i live, we have devastation all over the place. hundreds of thousands of people without power. three people died at least in hampton county, and it sprinkled throughout going towards the coast in rural parts of rural south carolina where it's even more difficult to get aid at times. we certainly need your prayers. i'm thankful that our governor all hands on deck and we are targeting the relief in the necessary way. at the same time, we are balancing the covid-19 virus and the outbreak. steve: there is so much going on. i read this morning that apparently one of the tornadoes had touched down in south carolina made a pat 160 miles long, which is unbelievable. senator, today is a big day. you have a book that is coming out today.
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it's called opportunity knocks how hard work, community and end poverty. you have an audience today of a lot of people with a lot of time on their hands thinking about okay, what do i do next? how do you apply your new book to what's going on with this global pandemic? >> you know, the three important points that i think you can discern from the book, number one is the grace of god. even in the midst of the challenges that we are going through. you can see the silver lining. you can see opportunity knocking and so many of the response and reactions to the virus. you guys have done a really good job of highlighting people who are giving food to the front line healthcare workers. the second thing you will find in the book opportunity knocks is a mother's love. so often we are prayed through our hardest times because someone was on their knees praying for us for me. that story starts with my mother. and grandmother. i'm blessed to tell their story. the third thing you realize is that even in the midst of the
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crisis we are, in god still has a plan for our lives. we find that plan unfolding after the -- after the challenges go by. my life talks a lot about my failure in high school, failing at business, failing at politics, failure for me isn't fatal if you don't quit. most of my opportunities are on the other side of my obstacles. and even with my relationship with president trump, we have become really good friends because of challenges that we have had. we have faced them together. we have overcome those challenges. so, the book really talks about how opportunity zones were birthed because president trump was willing to sit down and have a hard conversation and in the aftermath, he said let's go do things together and help people who are very vulnerable. that story of you who that happened is in the chapters in the opportunity knocks. brian: right, you columbus talk about race and it's out there and how you deal with it and what everyone can learn from it. because it didn't debilitate you but you did take note of it and
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we are always working our way through it? >> and brian, you make a really good point there i certainly don't shy away from the conversation of race. i also would like to emphasize the fact that when you are having a conversation about race, sometimes it's a good conversation. my mentor was a white guy at chick-fil-a operator who saw something in me that i could not see in myself. he dedicated what turned out to be the last four years of his life. he died at 38 years old. last four years of his life became the first four years of my new way of thinking. my new perspective. crafted in his heart and through the grace of god changed my life. so there is a lot of stories about race that we need to hear not just the ones that seem to be negative. brian: got it. thanks so much. senator tim scott. ainsley: thank you, senator. brian: congratulations on your book i will talk to you on the radio in a little while. >> thank you looking forward to it, god bless. ainsley: 47 minutes after the hour. the fda just approved a new saliva test for covid-19.
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the commissioner dr. steven hon is going to join us thrive explain how this all works. that's coming up next. i just love hitting the open road and telling people
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potential cure as doctors in at least nine states now use their donated plasma to help others get better. the fda now ramping up efforts to make it more accessible. here to explain fda commissioner dr. steven hawaiian. dr. stephen hahn, dr. hahn, good morning to you. >> thanks for having me. steve: it's great to have you as well. how does plasma work. >> this is interesting therapy that has the potential for helping people. what you do is take the plasma and that's the liquid portion of the blood from someone who has recovered from covid-19 so had a diagnosis and then recovered in that liquid portion of the blood is the natural immunity that the body develops the antibodies of the virus. if the person don't united states that plasma, it gets processed and up to four people can receive that plazama. what that does is transfer that natural immunity to someone who is sick with the illness. this very straightforward procedure. it's been done in other
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outbreaks before. and for the last several weeks we have allowed this to occur through what is called an expanded access program. 875 hospitals. 755 physicians around the country have already signed up for this. and we really encourage those americans who have had the covid-19 virus to donate plasma. and they can do that either through their local blood bank or through the red cross on their web page. steve: that certainly could be a game change. i'm looking at your web page and you talk a little about about hydroxychloroquine. we just had the governor of the state of south dakota with us just a little while ago. they are actually doing a trial in her state. listen here to governor kristi noem. >> i announced yesterday in partnership with our three major health systems that we would do the first ever statewide, stayed-backed clinical research drug trial on using hydroxy for these covid-19 positive tests. we have the opportunity with the
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help of the federal government and the white house of having enough doses that we could treat up to 100,000 people in our state. and that's going to allow us the opportunity to have a their pew dictherapeutic make all the difference in the world for those high risk or vulnerable. steve: okay. so that's what's going on in south dakota. i'm looking at your web page fda.gov. how the fda has issued guidance on the creation of generic versions of had hydroxychloroquine. so, clearly, the federal government thinks this is something that could be a game changer. >> so, there are some reports that hydroxychloroquine has some effectiveness in this disease. they aren't definitive yet, but that's why these clinical trials have so important. high hat is off to governor noem and other states across the country and also academic centers doing these trials. i think it's important to point out that the evidence supports performing these trials to ask the question and dr. fauci has
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instituted at the nih has started a fairly large scale trial as well. we look forward to seeing those data to look at the safety and efficacy of this approach. steve: okay. so perhaps not a game change yet, but there is hope in that. also, i was reading about a new saliva test. where apparently where it's as simple as, for instance, a medical worker once a day, perhaps twice a day would spit into a tube and then that would be analyzed. how would that work? >> this is actually a really important development. and, steve, it highlights the great innovation that we have seen around the country in response to the outbreak. so, this is an authorization that we gave to rutgers lab last night. and what it does as you described it perfectly, you can use saliva rather than the swab in the nose. it's more comfortable for the patient. obviously can be repeated multiple times. it is actually safer for the healthcare provider in terms of
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collection. what's really important steve here is this is not an at home test this still has to be performed with a provider. it does provide greater advantages moving forward and expand the opportunities for testing. steve: absolutely. i was reading that some businesses, when they get around to reopening, they could actually do that, have their employees pi spit in a tube, analyze it, have the results the next day and if they were sick they would know much earlier. dr. steven hahn from the fda, thank you for joining us today. >> thank you, steve. steve: all right. our third hour of "fox & friends." we have dr. oz and senator lindsey graham. they are both with us coming up next live.
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good morning, everybody. it's 8:00, in the east on this tuesday, april 14. thank you very much for joining us, once again we continue to social distance on this program, we're all in three different parts of america, all within about 40 miles of each other actually, but we got good news yesterday, governor cuomo, who over the last number of weeks has talked about how we were going to go through some very hard times, yesterday, he said that the worst is over. the new number of deaths going down, and so is the hospitalization. so, that frames how we started to, plus, ainsley, just the fact that it sounds as if the president's business task force is going to try to figure out how to take everything into account and slowly reopen america. ainsley: yes, those checks are going out, we've been waiting a long time to share that news, the worst is over according to the governor, but first let's talk about the economy. the president says plans to
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reopen the economy, they are coming, very soon, he says, but state leaders are looking to take matters into their own hands. kristin fisher is live at the white house, with where the battle is brewing and more information for us, hey, kristin reporter: good morning, ainsley. well there's been some confusion about who really has the power to reopen the economy. is it president trump or is it the governor? well yesterday, president trump said that he has the power but fox's senior judicial analyst judge andrew napolitano said with you guys just this morning that's simply not true. >> in terms of the actual power , for example, to reopen broad way theaters, to reopen stadiums, to reopen restaurants, to reopen other parts of the economy that have been shut down it is the governors who have shut them down, and it is the governors who will make the decision to open it up. reporter: remember it was
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president trump who said that it was up to the governors to impose those statewide stay-at-home order and now listen to what president trump said yesterday at the daily briefing. president trump: when somebody is the president of the united states, the authority is total, with that being said we're going to work with the states because it's very important. we have local government that hopefully will do a good job, and if they don't do a good job, i'd step in so fast, but no, they can't do anything without the approval of the president of the united states. reporter: now the back drop to all of this is something else that happened yesterday. governors from new york, new jersey, pennsylvania, rhode island, delaware and massachusetts announced they were forming a regional pact to coordinate the lifting of stay-at-home orders. same thing out west with california, oregon, and washington where governors there have formed western states pact, so here you have really governor s from both coasts and from both parties essentially taking matters into their own hands as president trump says
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that he's going to be making his recommendation as to when the economy should be back up and running some time soon. brian, ainsley? steve? brian: thanks, kristin. to me, this is an argument between the press and the president, not the states. the governor has been working great with the president including those governors in particular. they all want the same thing, to get some revenue into the treasury. they can't do that until they open up government. i think they are all on the same page. meanwhile let's bring in dr. mehmet oz because if you want to stand up this country again we got to get it therapy and get a vaccine, and we thought of you right away, dr. oz when it seems south dakota is going hydroxychloroquine crazy, and doing their own trial. new york is using it but they don't seem to be writing down their results. what is south dakota doing? >> well they teamed up with stanford healthcare which is the largest rural healthcare provider in the country i've
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known them for quite a while and was in contact with them this morning to make sure i got the details right and here is what the plan is. they will do a registry which would allow them to collect data on all of the patients that get treated who are covid-19 positive so you come in, you're infected, high risk or another reason that they think you should be treated they give you the medication, they have up to 100,000 people worth of doses, so they will treat a lot of folks if they need to and collect data. equally importantly they are going to do a prophylactic randomized trial and they will very precisely take people who are healthcare workers clearly exposed or high risk people who are exposed like over the age of 80, over the age of 45 with a co -morbidity or younger than 45 but two co-morbidities please remember those criteria because they are important. that's how south dakota is defining high risk. that might be how other states define high risk when it comes to who gets to go out and go back to work and who should wait at home for a little while because it's the high risk groups that become the majority
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of the hospitalized patients and the majority of the icu patients and ultimately the majority of people who die. so i applaud these guys for doing it. by the way on my show today i have the university of minnesota researchers doing something very similar, a couple thousand patients looking at both prevention in one arm but treatment in the other arm and as you know i spoke to the famous french disease specialist and i'm going to air that interview today. he's very clear on a couple things. first he said hydroxychloroquine in his institute is safe, and he met with the french president macron for three and a half hours last week to summarize this data and he will go through it in detail but fundamentally, he says 96% of people, there is no virus left at the end of 10 days, and the 4% where there's measured virus in the nose, where they try to actually culture the virus it doesn't grow, so it means his patients are becoming less infectious. it's not randomized but those are just basic observations about his patients. if we could emulate that elsewhere i think it would help us deal with this virus more effectively, if it pans out in
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the south dakota trial in the university of minnesota trial. steve: plus how it's used in new york state and we've been trying so hard to get over the hump, dr. oz, and here is that sound bite i alluded to earlier this hour, here is the governor of new york. listen. >> the worst is over. if we continue to be smart going forward because remember we have the hand on that valve if you turn it too fast you'll see that number jump right back, but yes, you could say the worst is over. steve: and of course going forward dr. oz, two of the things we have to be concerned about and one of the things governor cuomo was talking about was testing. testing is really how we'll be able to get people back to work. we just have to figure out how to do that on such a gigantic scale. how do you get 350 million test kits that you might need every
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day and the other thing is we were talking to the fda commissioner a moment ago about how apparently now on their web page the fda is offering generic guidance to manufactures on how to produce hydroxychloroquine. >> so a couple things. hydroxychloroquine in some parts of the world isn't a prescription. i spoke to a large group in brazil whose using the medication . they started using it because everyone was already taking it they pick it up in the pharmacy without having a prescription so i think it's good to have multiple ways we can process this , but i don't know if we have to get 350 million people that pill or a test. i think there are clever ways we can survey the population, identify hotspots but let me just go back to connect it to what governor cuomo said. if we're not wreckless this is going to work so if you're a political leader and your only plan if there's another outbreak and there will be more outbreaks there's no way we're going to completely smother this thing just with this current effort, so when you have another
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outbreak if the only plan is to pull the emergency brake again, that's an issue that we don't want them to have to make a decision on. we would rather give the governors additional strategies. any smart strategy is test people who you believe are positive, warn them so they know they should get tested, get them to a testing facility that's near them, make it easy to get the test back that day, these abbott tests be effective, we probably need about three- quarters of a million a week, so at least twice that much production to be able to have enough people tested, and then here is the most important thing. we've got to make it our national standard that if you get sick, you notify people around you, you may have con tommy nateed that means someone who you spent more than 10 minutes with, closer than six feet away. those people have to get quarantined as well and that gives the governors a strategy besides pulling the emergency brake. ainsley: dr. oz, people are wondering, they don't want, we don't want another outbreak before this vaccine comes out. what happens if we all go back to work in a month, the beginning of may, middle of
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may, and then there's another outbreak. what do we do? are we right back in this situation again? >> first of all we will have more outbreaks. i don't want everyone panicked when it happens. i don't know anybody whose opin ing differently who knows this space. now they don't hopefully have to do the kinds of damage that we witnessed here in new york or elsewhere in the country. ideally they are much smaller and we can contain them but other countries have had the exact same experience you have recurrent cases. we have to have a strategy to contain those endeavors, those problems as they start off before they get as large as they got for example, in new york. we have the ability to do it. if we have testing, and we have the guts to make some decisions, i'm not talking about getting the liberties but it's about making difficult decisions about shutting down a part of a company because there's too much infection there. brian: so let's talk about what the testing looks like on mass scale. they say they have 150,000 tests we're doing a week now. i heard they want 750 a week.
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do you agree with those numbers? what does it take to get there? >> 750 is i think the right number to aim for and that'll give us enough testing and especially the big urban areas where it's most likely to just start the sprout again. it also gives us the ability to cover rural parts of the country as stanford health is doing with the governor in south dakota so we can figure out what we're doing. 750 is the minimum in order to do it though you have to have those tests available near where people are working and living so they can get quickly tested and it cannot take five days to get a test back. you must have a test back at the latest the next day. the abbott test is a great test. the five minute test they are making 50,000 a day as i mentioned but they have a six- hour test which is pretty much an overnight test, they are making 1 million of those a day, a week rather. that will give us enough for the week, we just need to get people close enough to those facilities and make sure they get the results back and technology, brian, could play a role. why wouldn't we want that to be part of our solution? brian: of course.
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steve: absolutely and as the president announces his buts task force on how to reopen the country its got to go hand in hand with testing because testing is the key and dr. oz, thank you for joining us. you have made that very clear. thank you, sir. >> thanks, steve. steve: see you tomorrow. meantime, it's 8:12 here on the east coast and jillian joins us with a bulletin. jillian: that's right good morning so let's begin with the fox news alert, because we have just learned at least 23 isis fighters have been killed in an air strike in iraq. american forces helping carry out that attack, and one iraqi soldier, was also killed and it's not clear if any americans were hurt in the operation. keep you updated there in the meantime we have another fox news alert as cleanup continues this morning in the tornadoes ravaged south where at least 30 people are dead. >> tornado, tornado. jillian: and then take a look at
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this , incredible photo. a family in mississippi making a life saving decision to shelter inside this concrete room. it is the only thing left standing of their home that was wiped out in just seconds. in alabama, downed power lines starting a fire in the street more than 1 million people were out of power at the height of the storm. well, one week later, joe biden emerging victorious in wisconsin 's primary. the win coming hours after getting endorsed by former rival bernie sanders. the two appearing together on a live stream, watch this. >> you don't get enough credit, bernie, for being the voice that forces us to take a hard look in the mirror and ask ourselves, have we done enough or we haven't? i'm going to need you not just to win the campaign but to govern. jillian: the trump campaign releasing a statement reading, " even though bernie sanders won't be on the ballot in november his issues will be." >> a landlord is being praised for waving three months of rent for tenants during the pandemic.
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david owns 12 properties in new jersey and will lose $50,000. the governor tweeting about the carrying act posting in part , david exemplifies the spirit we need to see right now. for more inspiring stories like this , visit foxnews.com/americatogether. love hearing stories like that, guys. ainsley: very nice. what a relief for those families. thanks, jillian. well, you seen him save restaurants on restaurant impossible. chef robert irvine says that lessons from his show can help every business during this pandemic. his advice for owners, next.
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brian: he's known for helping restaurants recover, in good times and in bad and now chef robert irvine says lessons from his show "restaurant impossible" can be applied during this shutdown as we remake that concept. robert joins us with his advice for struggling businesses and soon, we hope, to reopen restaurants. first off, robert, what's going to be different when the restaurants do get the nod to open again? >> well, first of all, if
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you've got a big restaurant you're going to fillet third of that, if you've got a small restaurant you're probably going to fill half of it. the biggest problem we face right now is consumer confidence , number one, and number two is having to redirect all our thought process into well what is new, you know, new menus, and new social distancing rules. watt do we do in the kitchen to make the consumer feel comfortable? we are already wearing gloves are we allowing people into the kitchen? good question, do they want to see that you're doing things safely? yes, they do. i think the whole world of the restaurant business and business in general is going to change. we want to feel comfortable walking into a space and imagine this , we go into a restaurant, somebody coughs. oh, my goodness it will be a nightmare but the business owner s have to start looking at forecasting, what is the new
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normal in business as in seats coming in, people coming in, the revenue generation has changed completely. the model has changed, we've got to look at reducing costs, look for using social media more, entice the people towards the suppliers, what about the food chain? how is that? is it safe and is it secure? there's lots of things that we need to think about moving forward. brian: some might not be able to reopen with less seating if you only have 50 table, and now you got to knock it down to 15 or 20, you might have a hard decision to make. >> yeah, and i truly believe that we will have a third of our restaurants that we know and love in this country, they will be gone after this pandemic. along with what you guys are doing, is to try and stop that and help them get back to business. brian: right, so you want to talk about number one, have multiple seatings. number two you might have to put plexiglass in between the booths and make the kitchen like an operating room that
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clean. the other thing you talk about is recasting your menu. in what respect? >> yeah, well listen, what we used to be able to get a hold of we may not be able to get a hold of now but also we got to think about what is bringing customers in and what makes us different from the italian restaurants three minutes down the road, whatever type of restaurant you have, i have a pu b and bar in vegas, what makes me different? i have to really rotate that menu and it should not be as fixed, it should be smaller, it should be exciting and what people are actually asking for , and chef, we have egos. we want to put the food on the best and now everything is going to change. we have to bring in business to be able to pay our rent, to be able to pay our staff and get back on board. brian: so robert right now government put all of the $350 billion to the small businesses, a lot of restaurants , i'm hearing a lot of blowback, gyms especially saying that if you're going to give me this money, its got to be a grant.
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number two is you can't have me spending 75% on labor that's not my cost. my cost goes to my lease, and my lighting and now i got to buy more food because it all went bad during this month-long shutdown. what are you hearing from restaurants still leaning on you for advice? >> well literally, brian, i get hundreds of calls, hundreds of e-mails a day. one of the biggest issues we have obviously the rent for sure , the lighting all of those fixed costs that we have, but remember, when we went suddenly dark, we give all our food away to whoever, food banks , local store, et cetera et cetera. now we've got to get that food back which is money. it's going to cost me more money can they deliver? is the supply chain safe obviously and where am i getting that money from? what about the assurance? all of these things that when we walk into a restaurant and have dinner we never think about that but there's a lot of hidden costs not only food and labor, insurance, lighting, all those kind of things that happen
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and we've got to figure out, you know, does that insurance change what about if you get sick in my restaurant, come on. now, we're all fearful of the coronavirus. what happens if you just get food poisoning? and it sounds weird when i say that but it's a big deal. brian: but if you get it, a therapy or a vaccine that could change things for you too. that be big on top of that i was amazed to see on some of these insurance claims on the back of the insurance forms, it excludes pandemics. we haven't had a pandemic since 1918 but yet, the insurers were smart enough for them to put in exclusions for pandemics, so they're not writing any checks through all of this so the challenge is going to be great but i think you could be smart about it and you could survive. final thought? >> which is sad, because we paid into the companies for years and years and when we need them the most, you know, they should be smart enough and giving up and taking care of our
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folks. at the end of the day, if small business comes back, which runs america, everything will start to open up. look at the big store, the big chains. they're having as much problems, not restaurants but supermarkets and everything else are having as much problem as we are except we have 11 million in the food and beverage and hospitality industry out of work right now. we have to start putting them back to work safely, i'm not a doctor. i don't decide when we go back, but when we put them back, we got to make sure that everybody is feeling confident. remember, before the pandemic we were out five or six times a week getting food somewhere, even if it's fast food, or a sit-down. now, with dining in more obviously, because we're all at home, but when consumer confidence comes back, how many times are we going to go out? it's not five or six, but maybe two, so we've got to make that then count. brian: robert irvine, thanks so much. restaurant rescue, restaurant impossible is now going to be
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most-watched tv not only be entertained we'll learn how to navigate this new era. thanks, robert, appreciate it. >> thanks, take care guys. brian: meanwhile, straight ahead, he served in our army now he's helping medical workers on the frontline by voluntarily, volunteering to virtually tutor their kids as a professor. he joins us live, next. what does it mean to be a good neighbor? it means being there for each other. that's why state farm is announcing the good neighbor relief program we know our customers are driving less, which means fewer accidents. so state farm is returning $2 billion dollars to auto policyholders for the period ending may 31st. and we'll continue making real time decisions to best serve you - our customers. because now, more than ever, being a good neighbor means everything.
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ainsley: cash strapped airlines looking for ways to get through the economic turbulence, for united airlines the solution is to get back to business, with international flights. grady trim bell with our sister network fox business is live in chicago with how the airline is preparing for takeoff, as soon as next month. grady? reporter: ainsley, good morning. this is normally one of the busiest airports in the country. you wouldn't know that, looking around here today, when you see an airport this empty it's hard to imagine too many people wanting to get back on planes in the coming weeks, let alone on long-haul international flights, but united is looking to add four long-haul flights back to its schedule as early as may 4 and may 5, three of those be to europe, one to south america, united says it's seeing some demand at those airports at a time when air travel has
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decreased drastically. tsa screening 96% fewer passengers, compared to the same time last year, only 90,000 people went through tsa check points on april 12. another way airlines are potentially looking to generate cash is by selling airline miles to their credit card partners, that be a way to get quick cash but we reached out to united and delta who the wall street journal says are looking into that. they wouldn't comment or deny it but a federal aid deal from the government could be coming as soon as today. ainsley? ainsley: okay, thank you, grady. steve, over to you. steve: all right, ainsley, thank you. he served our nation and now one army veteran turned professor is helping other heros. he is volunteering to virtually tutor children of health care workers to ease their burden of home schooling. that university of utah
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professor, and u.s. army veteran jake hammoyk joins us right now. good morning to you. >> good morning, steve how are you? steve: i'm doing okay, thank you very much it looks like you are safe at home. so tell us about, i think the name of james came up with this idea. what was her theme? >> well a good friend of mine, she's right now home schooling for her brother and sister-in-law and her children and she came to me asking, could we really make an impactful core scenario for health care workers , how can you truly do good and be relevant to what you're doing with my company, and truly give an innovative and impactful course? and so i really took that challenge as i'm already a professor, i'm an engineer why not do good and give back where i can. i'm not a physician but how can i give back and so i put together a short course on what
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we're doing and its been wonderful ever since. steve: okay, so what business are you in that you are going to show children of first responders, healthcare workers, the secrets of what you have learned in your life? >> yeah, so the course of what i put together so far, really that revolves around taking water from thin air, and how can you do it and how can you scale something of such a complex magnitude in a way that it's meaningful to children and there's all walks of life. it's not really bound by an age-group but how can you truly take water from thin air and produce power from that same system where you're taking water from thin air, how can you look at power production with any fluid motion on earth within the environment so i really took that in such a way that i want to be impactful to the children and youth of our nation and how can i truly be on the frontlines here in this pandemic right now
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in the course where health care providers in such a way that i can give back and how can they truly learn the new true science that can be applied and scale this throughout their lives and really influence our future generation so that's why i did it. steve: well jake, it's nice that you'd do that, for the people on the frontlines because you've been on the frontlines yourself you were in the military for a very long time, but you know during a global pandemic, a lot of people are just hunkering down, isolating in place. why did you say to yourself, do you know what? i've got to do more and particularly i can help these children of total strangers learn something new. >> yeah, and i can relate to this to your point, steve when i was in the serviceman it years ago, right now, healthcare, woulders, physicians, medical staff, when they come to their homes they are completely burned and they are tired. they need that time to spend with their families their loved
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ones and how can i give back? how can i give back in such a way that when they come home, they get that really value that time with their family yet we can still provide a learning institution in the background so it's a virtual home school if you will, and we can truly be impactful, but it really gives time back to the healthcare physicians and i can relate to that so it's about time while providing a learning opportunity steve: that's great. and before you go, professor, if people would like to get a hold of you, what's your website or e-mail or something? >> so the website that we have is chaactech.com and i can be reached directly as well, and be happy to hear from everyone. steve: all right, very good. well we're happy to hear from you sir, thank you very much. thank you so much i appreciate the time today. steve: you bet. all right, by the way for more
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stories of people going the extra mile to help each other during this pandemic, log on to foxnews.com/americatogether. all right, meanwhile, president trump slamming the media's response to his handling of this crisis. president trump: if i went three months earlier i would have been criticized for being way too early and i don't mind being criticized, but not when they're wrong. steve: senator lyndon all of that and more, coming up, next. at outback steakhouse,
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president trump: if the press has not treated these incredible people who have done such a great job, they haven't treated them fairly. everything we did, i was criticized because i was too early. if i waited longer, it would have been, if i went way early if i went three months earlier i would have been criticized for being way too early, and i don't mind being criticized, but not when they're wrong. not when people have done a great job. yes? brian: see the briefing yesterday, the briefing yesterday basically was all-out brawl between the press and the president, and had nothing to do with us. senator lindsey graham watched too chairman of the senate judiciary committee, republican
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south carolina. senator the lookback sunday with the new york times picked up by every news organization pointed all fingers at basically the president for dropping the ball and not acting sooner, the president fought back. where does the truth lie? >> well number one, mr. president, the american people understand what you've done for them, and this effort to destroy trump, no matter the cost of the country is getting a bit old, and is pissing a lot of people off. the president made four really important decisions to save american lives. number one, he shutdown travel to china and europe in a way to keep hundreds of thousands of people being infected. he declared a national emergency to give the country the tools to fight back, and that was a major decision, and he rejected the mentality of letting it run rampant through the country and people build up immunity a couple million people would have died if that had been the case
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and finally, i think the most important thing the president has done is unleashed the private sector in testing and trying to develop drugs by giving fda waivers for therapies and vaccines to speed up the process, so i think the president has made really hard calls well, and we're going to be well below the 100,000 minimum expected, and it's due to his leadership and the american people working together. ainsley: what did you think about that timeline? i've never seen a briefing and i don't know if you have, where the president put together an entire, can you hear me? senator? >> yes. ainsley: okay, so what did you think of that video that he put together? a timeline of the january travel ban and then people in the media saying this is ridiculous he's going too far, you had biden saying xeno-phobia and then another sound bite of president trump in february and then another one in the media,
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criticizing him, and now the media criticizing him for not doing enough, so i thought that was pretty smart on his part, and then he also included sound bites of the governor of new york and governor of california who are both democrats praising him. >> well number one, we're going to have an election in november but people are dying right now, and this president is doing everything humanly possible to work with anybody that will work with him. do you know when impeachment ended? february 6. we voted to acquit the president and democratic leaders who are criticizing the president now wanted to extend the trial for weeks to call more witnesses joe biden criticized president trump when he invoked the chinese travel ban. he's trying to rewrite history, not president trump. i do believe that the president 's biggest decision was stopping travel from china and europe, declaring a national emergency so we could take the
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full resources of the federal government and put them into play here, and waving a lot of rules and regulations so that we can get vaccines and drug therapies hopefully by this fall or late summer, so we'll have an election over all this but you got to remember the democratic party on february 6e to stay in session to get more witnesses. these are the people who are criticizing. steve: yeah, no kidding. you know, senator, after the presidential directive about people stay-at-home for pretty much the entire month of april, there are now millions of people who are out of work. they are trying to file for unemployment insurance through their states. i was talking to the kansas state secretary of labor, and she and her team explained to me that normally, in a week, kansas might process 1,300 unemployment claims. now, it's 55,000 a week, and they've had to quadruple the
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call center, and they're trying to get it on the website but people have been traying for weeks and they still haven't been able to file for unemployment and i know that is one of your main concerns. >> yeah, in south carolina, we had a 4,100% increase in unemployment claims, 85,000 last week and a normal week it's about 2,000. our unemployment system is working pretty well here. we've got major problems like everybody else with the volume, but we've processed 180,000 claims. the small business loan program that you talked about earlier in the show is designed to keep small businesses from going bankrupt while we're in mitigation, and it's designed to keep their employees on the payroll. here is the problem. the unemployment benefits in south carolina are $23 an hour to be unemployed, you've got a lot of small businesses trying to keep their people on the payroll paying $16 and $17
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an hour, one program is under cutting the other and we've got to get that fixed. brian: you do, and you have to do the ratio between what they do with their money. i just don't understand why you can't go back in there and just fix it. it's like the lawmaker that i talked to that says they agree, but no one is fixing it, but on another note, you got another reality check last night, as the tornado slammed into your hometown of senica, south carolina. how is everybody doing? >> well we lost one person, a manufacturing plant,borg warner, and it got hit hard and the person got killed working there at night as a contractor. normally they be running a third shift at the plant with 200 people and it's just a blessing from god they were not open, because of the coronavirus, it was an ef-3 hurricane at 3:30 in the morning i thought a train was coming through my house, so my hometown got hit really hard.
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we lost nine people in south carolina to these tornadoes that went all through the state. we'll get through it the governor has been great but we've got to fix this loan program i don't mean to change topics but the 75/25 split needs to change and there are people applying for the small business loan that really are liquid as they can be and they're taking advantage of it. the money should be for main street, and some people are abusing the system. brian: you can't keep employees if they have no owner. people have to remember there has to be an owner and employees , not just employees. i don't know what it takes to get through to these people. ainsley: senator, all right thank you so much. >> thank you all. ainsley: i think we got to go. we're out of time we'll talk to you soon though, thanks so much senator. let's hand it over to janice. she is joining us via skype from her house. hey, janice. >> janice: yes, severe weather outbreak goes down in the record books where we had over 80
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reports of tornadoes saturday and sunday into monday and you can see the reports there on the screen, just in credible, in some cases at least ef-3. we had a tornado on the ground for over 100 miles in mississippi. the frontal boundary is draped across portions of florida and georgia so we will see the chance for strong to severe storms there, behind it, cold enough air for snow across the southern plains, and that cold air is going to remain in place over the next several days unfortunately, so the power outages this is another thing we'll continue to watch. steve, ainsley, brian, back to you. ainsley: thank, janice. firefighters giving a heart-felt tribute to their fellow first responders, two members of that department are going to join us live, next but first let's check in with sandra to find out what's coming up at the top of the hour. >> sandra: hey, ainsley good morning to you, good morning, everyone. coming up brand new information on this newly-approved saliva test, for covid-19, doctors are here on that plus one major u.s. bank says the worst of the
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u.s. stock market sell-off may be behind us, maria bartiromo will join us for the opening bell, and we'll be speaking to billy graham's rapid response team, as it rolls out mobile ministry units and chaplins to areas hard hit by recent storms. what's behind all of that, and what is being done to help those in need. join ed and me, on this tuesday morning, top of the hour. we'll see you then. because you can't get to the theater, we're bringing
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ainsley: first responders in wisconsin giving a heart-felt tribute to our health care heros , all for a very good cause , and here with more is she boygan fire department deputy chief adam cane and engine captain, thank you both for being with us. >> good morning to you. ainsley: good morning, okay, so why did you want to do this? i'll start with you, josh. >> so we came up with this idea shortly after a few weeks ago, there was a light them up event throughout the nation where different fire departments opened up their doors just to show a support of people that were still here and we're still going out on calls. we want to make our own small, i'm sorry we want to make our own small twist on it so we kind of talked to the group, adam and myself and one of our engine lieutenants justin and came up
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with the idea we wanted to thank our healthcare workers, and the wisconsin national guard has been activated and one of our truck captains, in the truck behind me, so he's activated during this. ainsley: i love the story because you all do so much for our communities, you're hero s and doing something for other heros, so adam tell us what you did. you put, we saw the picture of the heart. tell us more about it. >> so when we talked about how we wanted to really make this go as viral as possible we decided to hold off about a week before we did it because we wanted to take the time to get out there and talk to news outlets and other fire departments and to really push the concept of hearts for healthcare. we're sitting around a dinner table one-time, and i was asking the group collectively, what should we call this hashtag, and one of my friends said we should call it hearts for healthcare and i said that is perfect. ainsley: that's great.
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>> and then we decided to create an entire social campaign our department, the town of sheboygan is huge on social media and we put a lot of effort into being part of the community and interacting and we really wanted to make something larger. ainsley: josh and adam our show is almost over so thank you so much. god bless you both. more fox & friends moments away. >> thank you. it's thanks to... the farmers, the line workers and truckers, the grocery stockers and cashiers, and the food bank workers, because right now breakfast as usual is more essential than ever. to everyone around the world working so hard to bring breakfast to the table, thank you.
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>> ed: a president trump his call to make. >> president trump: i'm going to point it very simply. the president of the united states has the authority to do with the president has the authority to do which is very powerful. the president of the

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