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>> dana: we begin with a fox news alert. former president barack obama endorsing his former vice president joe biden. he says biden has the character and experiments to lead the country out of crisis and through a long recovery. hello everyone, i'm dana perino, this is "the daily briefing." >> choosing joe to be my vice president was one of the best decisions i remade. he became a close friend. i believe joe has all the qualities we need in a president right now. >> dana: president obama making that announcement and a 12 minute long video, praising
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biden's perseverance and calling him an incredible partner. the president said he stayed out of the race until now because he wanted democratic voters to choose their own candidate. of course, this comes after yesterday when vermont's senator and former candidate bernie sanders endorsed his old opponent. peter doocy reporting live at the details. this is the endorsement people have been waiting for a couple in it and it finally came peter. >> it did, dana, and you said it. 12 minute video. in those 12 minutes, president obama never once uses the words donald trump, but he does really lay into the republicans of running washington. >> one thing everybody has learned by now, is that the republicans occupying the white house and running the u.s. senate are not interested in progress. they are interested in power. they have shown themselves willing to kick millions off their health insurance and illuminate pre-existing
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condition protection for millions more. even in the middle of this public health crisis. >> the trump campaign so that in the campaign manager said barack obama spent much of the last five years urging joe biden not to run for president out of fear that he would embarrass himself. now that biden is the only candidate left in the democratic field, obama has no other choice but to support him. even bernie sanders beat him to it. and there's a little bit of obama outreach to bernie sanders supporters in this video. the former president calls a sanders an american original and the former president also argues that the primary process made biden a stronger candidate because the field was so strong. in this endorsement video again, biden claimed he didn't want a year ago as he answers this, his first question is a candidate. >> if you are the best choice for the democrats in 2020, why didn't president obama endorse you?
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>> i asked president obama not to endorse, and he doesn't want to. whoever should win this nomination should win it on their own merits. thank you. welcome to delaware. >> so what a difference a year makes. and what a difference two days makes. because no bernie sanders and barack obama are both on them board and into endorsing joe biden for president. someone who we still have not heard from, though, is elizabeth warren. we officially don't know who she wants to win yet. dana? >> dana: all right, peter doocy, thank you so much. let's bring in this chief political anchor bret baier. brett, great to see you, congrats on that awesome appearance on "the five" yesterday. we love having you. now we can talk about a little bit of 2020 news before we talk about president trump and all that is happening there with coronavirus. it's interesting, i think, to look at president obama coming up with this endorsement. one of the things that peter just pointed out that he said is
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he said that the other party doesn't want progress. but yet, when you look at joe biden and barack obama, he really is talking about the past, and a written turn to the past, not looking forward to the future. in some ways. your thoughts. >> it's interesting. first of all, i don't think it's a surprise that he waited this long, the obama people said that he wanted to wait until the primary had kind of got along. he could've done it a little bit earlier, but decided that bernie sanders should go first. i think more important than this obama endorsement was the sanders endorsement yesterday. i understand, from report that president obama had some hand and some phone calls with bernie sanders, and who knows what the horsetrading is behind the scenes. but the key part for biden's to get the sanders folks and the progressives to buy on. not all of them are. but the sanders endorsement would, you would think, be much
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more unifying, perhaps then the obama endorsement. you're right, about the progress. you know, they're talking, and joe biden campaigned on going back to the obama biden times. and that's really the pitch that he made in tying himself so closely to president obama. >> dana: the other thing president obama talked about is he said vice president biden he said "he helped me handle e bo bola." lelia albert happened during their administration. now there in a strange situation, they're not able to have big rallies, get together. it is such uncharted territory. then you have the president with all the wonderful trappings of incumbency, every day in front of the nation, two hours a day, sometimes more trying to lead the nation through crisis. it's really hard to imagine how they figure this out.
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>> i mean, look, yesterday, because of that marathon briefing that obviously raised a lot of eyebrows and got auto coverage, you did not hear about bernie sanders endorsement that much. you didn't hear about democrats having kind of a big win as far as motors getting out in wisconsin. that much. so donald trump, the president takes a lot of light and sound and oxygen out of coverage. so breaking through in the simple environment in the new covid-19 air is going to be tough. >> dana: let's move to covid-19 and talk a little about that press conference last night that the president had and the back-and-forth between him and the governors across the country about who has the authority to decide when to reopen. take a listen to him and then governor cuomo earlier today. >> president trump: the president of the united states has the authority t to do what the president has the authority to do which is very powerful.
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the president of the united states calls the shots. period the president of the united states, authority is tot, that's the way it's got to be. >> reporter: the 30 is total? >> president trump: it's total. and the governors know that. >> i put my hand out in total partnership and cooperation with the president. if he wants a fight he's not going to get it for me pick. this is going to take us working together. >> dana: how do you see this shaping up across the country with the presidents with his fiery statements last night and the government trying to pour a little water and? >> first of all, the constitution is pretty clear, constitutional scholars will say that this is not the president flicking on the switch it's the governors and local authorities that have that going forward. i think there's a hypocrisy seem
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here in that one, if president obama has said those words, that you heard from president trump, that the authority is total with the presidency, conservatives heads would've exploded across the board. two, a week ago, there was a lot of coverage thing why isn't there a national sado mortar. why isn't there, why don't they do this. but now, it's know he can't. the bottom line is that the president can really influence these governors and work with them. as far as the top-down order, by the constitution, eve can't do that. so it's working with these governors to open it up in a rolling kind of open is what i imagine what happened. >> dana: and i have worked together so far. can i get one last quick word from you about, i won't play the sound bite, but yesterday when dr. fauci comes to the podium and he says look, i want to be very clear. then he's pressed to several
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times, one of the reporters in the front row says "are you doing this voluntarily" heat, et cetera and he nine years old, obviously am doing this voluntarily. you and i used to be in that room together, force on different sides of the podium. a quick thought about that moment? >> i just thought it was really telling that listen, dr. fauci is under a lot of pressure on all sides. at that moment, to come out and say listen, there's been a hypothetical, answered at this way, it wasn't an artful answer to state how i set it, but i'm working with this president, and he is listening to me. and then, when he years the question are you doing this voluntarily, or essentially, do you have a gun to your head, the look that he gives, and the answer that he gives, i think spoke volumes. >> dana: yeah, i think we've all seen the look from someone in our lives. we know exactly what it means. bret baier, thanks, we will see you on "special report." the navy reporting that crewmembers about heard at the
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hospital ship marseille have tested positive for coronavirus. this is after a sailor on the uss theodore roosevelt died from covid-19 related complications. as the navy confirms for more sailors from the aircraft carrier getting treatment, one is in the icu. at jennifer griffin's life at the pentagon with the latest in an update for us. jennifer. >> dana, the pentagon warned in early march that the hospital ship of mercy and comfort were not built or configured to treat patients with infectious diseases with covid-19. however, the defense department was under so much pressure to get all hands on deck, they agreed to move the mercy to los angeles and comfort inn new york harbor. feel-good images of them entering the harbor signaled to americans that help was on its way. but those hospital ships still remain largely empty. in new york, the hospital ship comfort in javits center remain nearly empty. there are currently over 70 patients onboard comfort. three crewmembers have tested
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positive. 327 patients are at the 2500 bed javits center in midtown. in los angeles, the hospital ship of mercy is only treating 20 patients. most of their 1,000 beds are empty. the mercy now has had seven of its crewmembers test positive. one crew member with the virus for every two patients treated. they have been moved off that ship, we are told. "also considered to have been in close contact with those crewmembers, remaining quarantine off the ship and have tested negative for covid-19 with the exception of one crewmember who was the fifth confirmed positive case." the navy says these cases will not affect operations on board the 1,000 bed hospital ship. as of today, 93% of usf theodore roosevelt crewmembers have been tested for covid-19, with 589 positive cases. more than 4,000 sailors have moved ashore in guam. for more have been admitted to the hospital.
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one to the icu, just one day after a sailor died from the virus. the military says it still suffers from a shortage of coronavirus tests. top pentagon officials are concerned about the next aircraft carrier to deploy this summer. the nimitz district group will replace teddy roosevelt in the pacific. we've a briefing here at the pentagon just moments from down within the defense secretary and the chairman of the joint chief and we will be asking them all about these questions. dana. >> dana: no doubt, we will check back later to you on fox news. thank you so much. there is a new covid-19 tested that uses patient's saliva, it getting emergency room approval from the fda. we have a live report on how this method could significantly improve its screening the virus. plus, growing concerns over china's credibility after the government reports and improbably low death toll. former secretary of state madeleine albright will weigh in, straight ahead.
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>> dana: the fda is authorizing emergency use of a new coronavirus tested, developed by researchers at rutgers university. so, it uses patient's saliva to check for covid-19. the university reports that this method could ramp up screenings to tens of thousands of tests per day. david lee miller has more. david lee. >> dana, up until now, testing for the coronavirus required an uncomfortable swab of either your nose or your throat. well, now, as you point out, that is about to change. researchers at rutgers university have received fda approval for the first coronavirus test that uses saliva. patient simply spits into a glass tube, and the results are sent off for laboratory analysis. the fda granted permission to
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use the test under emergency conditions when there are no adequate or available alternatives. speaking earlier on "fox & friends," the fda commissioner said "saliva based testing is a game changer." >> it's more comfortable for the patient, obviously can be repeated multiple times. and it's actually safer for the health care provider, in terms of collection. >> when it comes to accuracy, record scientists say test results compared 100% with tests using conventional swabs. the fda, in its letter to rutgers it said negative results should be confirmed by using an additional testing method. the fda authorization requires the test to be performed in the health care setting under the supervision of a health care provider. rutgers professor andrew brooks was the chief operating officer of the rocker state lab that the developed the technology said the statement can preserve personal protection equipment for karen scent of testing. we can significantly increase the number of people tested each and every day a as a self collection of saliva is more
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quick then swab collections. as many as 10,000 results can be processed in a day. starting tomorrow, for the first time, the general public can take test at a drive-through shiite in edison, new jersey, you must be a local resident and make an appointment. rocker said the white house task force has reached out to them to discuss expanding this type of test nationwide. coast-to-coast. dana. >> dana: that's a great development, david lee, thank you. oregon governor kate brown is unveiling a framework for reopening that states economy. it's all part of a team effort with two other west coast governors amid the coronavirus pandemic. they want to lift restrictions in their region and return to some semblance of normalcy. william la jeunesse is the narrow west coast newsroom with more on this. william. >> well, janet a press conference is going on right now. this is that everyone has been waiting for. what is the formula, the variables that go into a governors decision-making to reopen. here's what i just heard from governor kate brown of oregon.
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1, a slower infection rate that's determined by the experts, adequate personal protection gear for all the health care workers, and finally, a place to isolate or quarantine anyone who tests positive in every area of the state. now, she admits there are trade-offs. the biggest takeaway in this pact between governors brown, newsom, and enslave washington is not about coordinating a reopening date, but rather, about using their economic clout, to have the test kits, the ppe, and the manpower for contact tracing, so an outbreak in one state doesn't bleed into another. that coordination with labs could allow each emerging hot spot to not undermine progress elsewhere. washington is likely to be the first to lift its order, the gradual, in seaside washington will not wait for oregon and california. >> we want to be able to test people as they come back so that we can give confidence to parents and children to keep schools open alike. >> so governor newsom also,
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today, unveiled his framework for when people can restart their lives. the streets here remain largely empty, but everyone wants clarity. what workers can bank, what testing is required, are there limits, helping people are allowed in the workplace, here's what he said yesterday about th. >> we began a process of establishing more formally, what it would look like, and how we could begin the process of the kind of incremental release of the state home orders. >> so oregon's governor brown also said the first thing she will do is lift the ban on elective surgeries, she also doesn't want people to continue to die for at least ten days for lifting the order on 4 million errors own hands but she has an advisory panel to help make that decision. dana. >> dana: william, thanks for the update. coming up, former secretary of state madeleine albright on coronavirus, 2020, and her new book. plus, how the covid-19 shutdown will transform retail as we know
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>> dana: retailers like walmart, target, and costco offer one-stop shop for everything you can think of. but you might not be allowed to buy some of it. that's because state and local governments are asking big-box retailers to stop selling nonessential items in stores. the goal is to reduce the number of shoppers in stores and slow the spread of covid-19. jackie deangelis is here with more on this. jackie. >> good afternoon, dana, that's right, new trend in retail as we all stay hunkered down for safety from the coronavirus pandemic. retailers that are open are being asked by state and local governors as he said, to offer only those essential items in the stores and selling nonessential items online, over
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the phone, for delivery and curbside pickup. vermont, michigan, colorado, indiana, they are among the states that are making this call and it's impacting states like target, walmart, and costco. the objective is more effective social distancing. so, is, those that only need those essential items are coming into the retail outlets, then the assumption is, overall, you will have less web traffic, which would be a good thing right now. some of those essential items food, cleaning supplies, baby products, pet supplies. nonessential items, things like toys, electronics, sports equipment, jewelry. that's interesting, because even with rules like this, walmart had an all-time high today, supplying goods to consumer is crucial now more than ever. so did amazon, which also hired another 75,000 workers in addition to that extra 100,000 that it took on. these are really interesting times, dana, and the stars don't like stores are adapting and trying to do everything they c can. >> dana: thank you so much,
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jackie deangelis for that. brick-and-mortar stores are already struggling before the covid-19 pandemic, now, more than a quarter million shops have temporarily closed since march. so how many will be forced to shut down completely if they do when this is all over? joining me now is many to rico, chairman and ceo of pbh corporation which owns bland like calvin klein and tommy hilfiger. you've got a relied lot of responsibility in your hands. what is it like dealing with this crisis, and what might you need from the federal government to try to help? >> well, dana, the biggest challenge in many details in general are feeling is the pressure on liquidity of cash flow, if you think about it, 85% of our business has been shut down, at no fault of our own, to do the right thing in order to have social distancing. and that has put a tremendous pressure on retailers to pay their bills and continue to pay their bills, and continue to try to pay as many employees as
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possible. really, these are companies that have stood the test of time through the decades, now are struggling through don't like to meet their cash needs as they go forward. what we really need his help on the liquidity side of the business. one area where the government can really help is on duty deferrals, because were all bringing in goods. just last week, we had a $15 million payment to the government. at the same time, we had a deferral of 17,000 employees in the united states. that $50 million could have gone a long way to keep employees employed and keeping salaries. >> dana: what about, obviously, i follow the trends in retail pretty closely, i was reading in "the wall street journal," what might be a permanent effect of this shutdown on something that was already kind of happening in
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retail? >> yeah, look, i think over time, we were seeing a decline in brick-and-mortar retail. a number of store closings, consolidation, and i think prior to this, over a 5-7 year period, i think we would've seen 20%-30% of the stores in the united states go away over time. i think what this is actually done is accelerate the pace of that potential store closing they were going to face. more business going online, which would require significant investment in systems and warehousing interest or fusion. but that transition, i think will almost continue. i think there's going to be winners and losers, and you will see more bankruptcy over the next few years in retail because of the crisis that were facing today. >> dana: there's a lot on your
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plate, indeed, i know you're all trying hard to figure out how to make it as good as possible for the consumer and for your employees. many, thank you so much. >> thank you, dana, have a good day. >> dana: and china's government is facing more scrutiny over its handling of the coronavirus spread as credibility concerns grow over its low official total of covid-19 deaths. former secretary of state madeleine albright weighs in on that and much more after the break. rs. if you have a va loan, now's the time to call newday usa. their va streamline refi helps you take advantage of some of the lowest mortgage rates we've ever seen. one call to newday can save you $2000 a year. one call can lower your payments by this time next month without verifying your income, without getting your home appraised, and without one dollar out of pocket. it's the quickest and easiest loan newday's ever offered. one call can save you $2000 a year, every year.
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broadcast for the bbc, and as a little girl i would listen and they would always open their broadcast with the opening of beethoven's fifth symphony, and that was morse code for v for victory which is why you decided to wear a v for victory against the virus today. >> dana: i got you there's a lot of concern, anger, absolute disgust with china right now over the coronavirus, the misinformation that was provided, the disinformation, the propaganda that they're trying now. you were secretary of state, a u.n. ambassador, i know you might have different approaches then this administration, but from your diplomatic expertise, what do you think the united states should do to deal with china going forward?
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>> well, first of all, i think that china really does bear responsibility for a lot of the problems at the beginning, not having revealed any information, lack of transparency, and that is something we have to deal with. because, i think that it really did harm the whole situation, and then also, kind of trying to blame us for some things. but the bottom line is that, i think, we need to figure out how to press them now on a whole series of issues that we need to cooperate on. some on the supply chain, some on the way that were going to have to deal internationally with this, and the difficulty, i think, of being a diplomat of the trade itself is that you have to figure out how to compete with countries, tell it like it is, and at the same time try to find areas where you can cooperate, especially in the kind of a world that we live in now. but they are not going to avoid responsibility for this, for their lack of information at the beginning, still their lack of transparency that i think we now need to figure out how to solve some of the current problems
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that were having in terms of supply chain issues and dealing with this globally. >> dana: you were also a u.n. ambassador, and the world health organization which is one of the agencies within the u.n., there's frustration with them as well for having taken china at its word, and the trump administration is saying were going to take a hard look at this, what would you do here? would you figure out a way to have more american influence, or would you consider pulling funding? >> well, i would not consider pulling funding because i know from the difficulties, when i was at the u.n. initially, the bush administration had not paid up some of the peacekeeping operations, and it was very hard as we were trying to get reform to have a voice because if you are not at the table, you are not able to get the kind of reforms that you need. so, i was very much urge that we understand what the w.h.o. stands for, what we need to do.
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i would not pull us out of it. i would think we need to figure out how much we need to pay, but i think it's a real mistake, because you have no influence over what you need to do at the u.n. if you are not at the table. and we wouldn't be at the table. >> dana: can i ask you about iran because they have a big outbreak, they are trying to see if they can get out of the sanctions at the trump administration has put on them because of their nuclear weapons program, or nuclear program i should say. your thoughts on whether you've united states should relax any of that. >> will let me just say our sanctions normally never include issues to do with medicine. i know that's one of the issues that's out there. i do think, and it won't surprise you when i say... >> dana: the trump administration did offer some additional support but it was rejected by the iranians because we went relax and sanctions. >> well, and i think that you
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know, that's their problem, if they rejected it. but i do think that the sanctions are very important tool, but i also do think, frankly, that we kind of lost our credibility because of pulling out of the nuclear agreement with them. so obviously, our relationship with iran is very tense. i do think we need to understand their health issues, and we have a very tense relationship with them, and i think that the sanctions are a good tool, if they do not harm the people. and that is one of the issues. >> dana: for this pandemic coming at this time during an election year, you have former vice president joe biden, he has now won the endorsement of former president obama, and he's going to have to figure out a way to campaign in this area. you know, china could really be a big deal. and america might be really frustrated, how might you advise him to thread the needle? >> well, i do think, i can just
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assure you, having known senator biden, and then vice president biden, he is somebody that is very, very good at diplomacy, and understanding how to do something which is to be tough and at the same time, try to find areas where we can cooperate. as i mentioned earlier, in terms of estate craft is important to understand how to be very clear with what you think and at the same time understand that you can cooperate and compete and try to figure out some kind of a way of working together. it is not the kind of thinking that you can give china pass, as i said earlier, we need to figure out what they did and why they didn't do what they were supposed to. but i think that for everybody's sake, we need to figure out a way to work with them on the issues to do with the virus and global health. it is very important because we cannot do that by ourselves. >> dana: all right, secretary albright, you're going to stick around, will have more of you in a moment. she is a new book out, it's
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remembered, and he would say i don't want to be remembered, i want to do. and you've got on to do so much. and in this book, you talk about how you are an optimist that worries a lot. and i wonder what do you worry about the most? >> well, i worry about the fact that were not getting on the messages that were out there. by the way, i didn't realize that the title was going to be so germane at the moment. it was build on something else. but i do think that i am worried that we are not understanding the solution to the issues that are out there, the importance of cooperation and the government, the importance of understanding the overall aspect of the environment that we live in, and that we don't really, are not understanding well enough the democracy. how we do have to work together. so, that way describe myself now, i finesse to describe myself in six words.
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a worried optimist, a problem solver, and a grateful american. and that describes the kinds of things that i'm doing in my life now, which i talk about in my book. >> dana: you also talk about how, you said resilience, you talk about how that is a characteristic that has helped you through your life. and i think a lot of people are trying to figure that out now. we are all going through a lot as a country, some of us a lot more than others, people have lost their jobs. resilience, how important is that? >> it's incredibly important, dana. one of the things, i read about this in my book. my parents, i actually am old enough that i was in england during the war, during the blitz, with my parents, i was a little girl. and they were forced to leave their country, live in pretty much seclusion in a country where they didn't speak the language, and had no control, because they had no control over the bombs. the only thing they had control over was their mood. and i think that that's where we are now. we are not in control, we need
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the resilience to understand that we will get through all this, and then figure out the way to help solve the problem, to work together. and it's made so much difference in my life, and whatever part of my life, resilience has been a crucial part of bouncing back. you have to bounce back. >> dana: one last story i wanted you to tell. you got pulled aside after a long overnight flight by british customs and if they were giving you a hard time, and it was taking a long time to get out of there, tell me what happened in that line. >> it was very funny, because they are a.m., on the floor, taking everything out of my suitcase, and i never do this but i finally said excuse me, but do you know who i am. and the guy looked at me and he said no, but we can find a doctor who can help you figure it out. and there was no way to do anything but laugh at that. and so, you've got to recognize that there is no point in getting angry, just laugh.
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>> dana: that's right, well hopefully he will see yearbook and he will realize that's that lady, that's who she was. former secretary of state, u.n. ambassador, diplomat, proud american, thank you so much madeleine albright for being on the show today. >> thank you, dana, stay well. >> dana: thank you. schools are shutting down across the country during the coronavirus pandemic, forcing educators to adapt to new methods of teaching. how these shifts could impact the school system, even next school year. (announcer) carvana's had a lot of firsts.
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country are saying nothing is off the table. the concern is that those makeshift virtual classrooms can only do so much to replace that time in the classroom and not every student has access to computer. researchers at the nonprofit and wea say with some kids potentially being out of the classroom for as long as six months, there's going to be significant losses in student knowledge, particularly in math where some students could be almost a year behind if schools reopen in the fall. so school administrators are considering a whole host of options to stem those losses, such as year-round classes, mandatory summer school, starting the school year early, longer days in the classroom, and cutting down on curriculum to focus this early on my core subjects. a more drastic option that is also on the table is holding back individual students or entire grades to repeat this past year. >> and schools where you've got lots and lots of kids who are way behind, those schools should seriously consider holding back most if not all of their
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students. the worst decision we can make is to push kids ahead when they are already behind and have lost ground because of this crisis. >> so far, 21 states have ordered that recommended schools closed for the rest of the academic year. that number continues to grow each week. just yesterday, louisiana's governor announced he would be issuing that orderable later later this week. dana. >> dana: that's pretty dramatic, to hold an entire class back a year, but you know, obviously they've got to think it all through. garrett, thank you. meanwhile, parents across the country are struggling to figure out new forms of learning while schools are closed. my next guest arriving as the coronavirus multiplies exponentially, so do the demands on parents schedules. now there is a constant barrage of links, passwords, google passwords, zoom, it's too much. we get messages from their music teachers, there are teachers, librarians, even their gym teachers. i'm joined now by new york post columnist, carol, i read your column, i thought how in the
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world are you managing. you have three little ones, it must be quite overwhelming to get all of these requests from teachers who i know are probably trying to do their best, but they've got to understand that parents need a little flexibility. >> well, that's exactly it. teachers are doing their best, but i don't think the department of education and officials in new york, there just trying to kind of do things on the fly, and what ends up happening is teachers are overworked, parents are overworked, and teachers shut down, it sort of just not the time for that kind of thing. if you have junior high school and high school students that can do it all on their own, but when you have an elementary school kid like i do, i have a fourth-grader, a first grader, and pre-k, let us relax a little bit, and maybe not throw a barrage of assignments of the kids every day, to have them complete while there is a global pandemic going on, super stressful. >> dana: well, and you have to
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work as well. you know, we have this map of schools closed in 50 states. garrett tennant just reported on this idea that is being floated, announcing this is happening, but what would you make of this idea of actually holding back students to repeat a grade because they got out of school in early march and didn't finish this academic school year. >> it wouldn't be such a problem, i think, where holding back let's say everybody, or some large number of kids. i think the question a lot of parents i know have asked our what if i opt out of the current curriculum, what if i say not doing it, i have my own job, i'm doing alternative education stuff with my kids, will my child then be held back. that's a different kind of question. people who are already behind... administration... >> dana: carol, i think were
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losing your audio a little bit. i see your point. it's a lot to handle with the three kids in her home. i'm sure there've been some lighter moments as well. anything that you will keep in the memory books is a funny moment? >> like the rest of the country, we've been baking a lot of banana bread. so that's been the project of the quarantine. >> dana: make sure you don't waste any of those bananas. carol markowitz, i hope things chill out there on the teacher front. but i'm sure you speak for a lot of parents, thanks for joining us today, i appreciate it. and thank you, everybody, for joining us, i'm dana perino. don't forget, we have story time today, that will be at 3:30 p.m. eastern. i will stream live on foxnews.com, facebook, and youtube, and it will be available on demand as well on fox nation. i will see you they are, and then i'm going to see you on
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"the five" of course we've got the breaking news with obama endorsing biden. i'm sure will all have a lot to say about that. no doubt, it will be a fun show indeed. so i will see one-story time and i'll see you on "the five" in the meantime, here's bill hemm bill hemmer. >> bill: dana, thank you, good afternoon, i'm bill hemmer, president trump set to meet with health care executives at the white house this hour as he debates when the economy should reopen. big decision here, now. some states are working together cut to come up with plans to restart their own economies without the white house. one of them is california. we are waiting to see if the governor mentions it in his news conference now, about to get underway in sacramento. meanwhile, near governor andrew cuomo firing back after the president claimed he had "total authority to decide when the economy opens up." >> the president is

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