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cutout. >> and i've been told to change the shelves good morning, america. out of control. a dire new warning from dr. anthony fauci. >> we're going in the wrong direction. >> the nation's top infectious disease expert says the number of new cases a day could more than double. >> i would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around. >> 16 states reporting new records this week. california's governor threatens new restrictions. >> you're not going to stay home and you're not going to wear masks in public, we have to enforce, and we will. >> the northeast slaps a two-week quarantine on visitors from 16 states and new concerns as the virus crosses state lines. hundreds of new cases in virginia traced back to myrtle beach, south carolina. one of the nation's leading public health experts joins us live. mask face-off.
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president trump under growing pressure from his own party to wear a mask. the issue now front and center in the race for the white house. >> mr. president, this is not about you. it's about the health and well-being of the american public. everyone needs to wear a mask in public. >> joe biden saying the commander in chief has surrendered to coronavirus. this as the president presses on with his fourth of july celebration. thousands expected at mount rushmore, but social distancing will not be enforced. trail of cash. a military official tells abc that the first information about the russian bounty plot came from special ops raids on taliban locations. large amounts of american cash found during those january raids. the white house now says the president was briefed on the plot. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle and the families of troops killed in combat and afghanistan pushing for answers. beach battle. the summer surge prompting some of the most famous beaches across the country to shut down right before the fourth of july
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weekend. what's being done to keep everyone safe on the shore. the mask test you have to see to believe. which ones can help slow the spread of the virus and what laser tests reveal this morning about just how far droplets travel. ♪ and courage and compassion. we're honoring the brave visiting nurses on the front lines of the pandemic who team up to go inside patients' homes providing care and love. this morning, we've got a big surprise for them. >> thank you, thank you, thank you. >> it's a very special "tell t.j." this wednesday. and we do indeed say good morning, america. great to be with you on this wednesday morning. we are looking forward to that surprise for all those compassionate frontline nurses, caregivers this morning. who better to bring that to us
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than t.j.? good morning. >> good morning. you'd think they stop falling for this. if t.j. is involved a surprise is coming, but they keep falling for it, robin. this is a good one today. this is a really, really good one. >> welcome to the desk, t.j. can't wait to see that. we begin with the latest on the coronavirus emergency. at least 35 states now reporting an increase in cases. across the country, 45,000 new cases in the last 24 hours. hospitalizations going up too, robin, the biggest jump since april. >> dr. anthony fauci is warning the u.s. could see 100,000 cases per day if we don't act fast. we're going to begin our coverage this morning with our chief national correspondent, matt gutman, who is in los angeles. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, robin. the statistics are staggering, an 80% increase in covid cases just over the past two weeks. it's one reason that hospitals like this, providence st. joseph in california, have cleared
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entire floors turning them into icus. now this is a negative pressure room. you can zip in and out. patients would be inside in isolation. doctors and nurses would dump their ppe in here and all of this is happening as dr. fauci is saying, it could get twice as bad. this morning, dr. anthony fauci with that blunt warning. >> we're going in the wrong direction. we can't just focus on those areas that are having this surge. it puts the entire country at risk. >> reporter: and the nation's staggering 40,000 new daily covid cases, that's barely half of what could be coming. >> i would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around, and so i am very concerned. >> reporter: records are being smashed. texas with nearly 7,000 new infections in a single day. california with more than 8,000. >> if you're not going to stay home and you're not going to wear masks in public, we have to enforce, and we will.
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>> reporter: the governor threatening more restrictions today as search tents go up in imperial county, hundreds of patients being air vacced, and in riverside county nearby, the icus are 90% full. with l.a. county blowing past 100,000 indications in recent days and the traffic jams to get in to testing sites like these miles long, the numbers here in los angeles only expected to increase. new york, new jersey and connecticut which have beaten back covid after tens of thousands of deaths are now slapping a 14-day quarantine on any visitors from california and a growing list of 15 states where the virus is surging. the virus jumping state lines, a real concern. virginia now being traced back to visits to myrtle beach, south carolina. as the 17 states pause or roll back re-openings, they're
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finding resistance. in arizona where governor ducey ordered bars and gyms to close mountainside fitness now suing to keep their doors open. >> to hear that he was putting this order in place for 30 days and choosing fitness centers as one of the few businesses to close down without any true reasons as to why, is really what set this in motion. >> reporter: mountainside fitness which welcomed guests on tuesday, received multiple citations from police. and as cases in arizona near 75,000, an internal fema memo obtained by abc news revealing two major medical centers can no longer take new patients. the battle on the front lines now changing. >> our increases are the greatest right now. it's in that kind of 20 to 50 age group, and it's that age group where you think you're invincible. >> reporter: dr. troy pennington treats covid patients in san bernardino. he had to battle the virus not only in the hospital but in his own home. his wife who runs five miles a day getting sick. >> i did not think it would attack my body the way it did. >> reporter: and in florida where cases now top 150,000, a
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warning from a college student and her roommates who believe they all got sick going out in gainesville. >> we sat at a table. it was just us, we'll be fine, we'll get a drink. to my fellow college students or anybody around my age, the best way to put it, it's not worth it. stay home. >> reporter: it's not worth it. the leaders of some of the most populous counties in texas have essentially been pleading with governor abbott to allow them to issue stay-at-home orders. he's been reluctant to do so. that is not the case here in california. governor newsom essentially signaling that he's going to shut down large parts if not the entire state and that he's going to use state and county agencies in order to enforce it. george. >> matt gutman, thanks very much. let's bring in dr. ashish jha. he's the director of the harvard global health institute. welcome back, good to have you again this morning.
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that warning from dr. fauci is just so stark. what's it going to take to keep it from coming true? >> thanks, george. that's where we're headed. there are things we can do right now. first and foremost, we need every state to have a mandatory mask law. i just think we can't dither around on masks. everybody needs to be wearing one when outside of their home. second is i think we just can't right now afford indoor gatherings so no bars. i don't even know if we can keep restaurants open, certainly not nightclubs. we have to get very serious about that, and we have to keep pushing on testing and tracing, george. it's our third and one of our most powerful tools for keeping the virus under control. if we do all of that we can afford the fate that dr. fauci mentioned. >> how about stay-at-home orders? you see governor abbott in texas and governor desantis in florida really resisting that. >> that's the last thing, right? if nothing else works, then you have to essentially shut the state down and i think all of us have been warning for the last four to six weeks that we've got to get on top of this because
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otherwise we'll find ourselves with some very unappetizing choices, and stay-at-home orders in my mind is that last thing that you do when nothing else has worked. >> we saw pictures of people out on beaches. talk about the difference between the chances of getting covid outside versus getting it inside. >> yeah, there's pretty good evidence at this point that it's much safer to be outside than it is indoors which is why closing beaches has not actually made that much sense to me. if beaches get super packed, that can be a problem. but if we can keep beaches from getting extremely packed, i think it's great to be outside, and i would like to see people on the beaches. i think it's relatively safe. >> of course we're all hoping for a vaccine, hoping for it soon. where are we on that right now and what is it going to take to convince americans that it'll be safe? >> yeah, so this is the thing. we are racing along. i think we're doing an unbelievable job. nothing like this has ever been done in world history. we have scientists around the world working on this. the key is, as you said, is that weg to he to make sure
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that people know it's safe and the best way to do that is to run clinical trials with large numbers of people including older people including kids so we know it's safe in those populations and watch people for long enough to look for any bad events, adverse events that might pop up. if we sort of cut corners on those things, i don't think we're going to create the confidence people need. so i think we can get there, but we have to do it -- we have to do it right. >> dr. jha, thanks for your time this morning. >> thank you. >> robin. and, george, on the heels of that discussion to the battle now over masks reaching the white house. right now all but four states have some kind of face covering restriction in place and some republican lawmakers are calling on president trump to publicly wear a mask to set an example. cecilia vega joins us now from the white house with more. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: hi, robin. good morning to you. this chorus of republicans urging americans to wear a mask is growing louder by the day, and now we're seeing something we rarely see here in this era of washington, republicans publicly urging the president to
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set an example. this morning, president trump facing growing calls from within his own party to wear a mask in public, from tennessee senator lamar alexander who says he personally suggested to the president that he wear one -- >> millions of americans admire the president and they will follow his lead. if they thought it was important to him to wear a mask they would do it too. >> reporter: -- to alaska's lisa murkowski. >> i think that we all should be wearing masks and i think it would help if the president were to do so as well. >> reporter: even "fox & friends." >> if the president wore one, it would set a good example. >> reporter: the white house insists president trump has nothing against masks. >> the president said he has no problem with masks. >> reporter: but the reality he's never worn one in public view and mocked those who do. from the nation's top coronavirus experts testifying on capitol hill, the message, crystal clear. >> when you're outside and not had the capability of maintaining distance, you should wear a mask at all times.
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>> reporter: and a new study from goldman sachs says a national face mask mandate could also be a major economic win by minimizing future lockdowns and saving the u.s. economy a trillion dollars. the issue, now front and center in the race for the white house. >> mr. president, this is not about you. it's about the health and well-being of the american public. >> reporter: in a speech laying out his plan for how to combat the pandemic, former vice president joe biden on the attack. >> perhaps we need a clear message from the very top of our federal government that everyone needs to wear a mask in public. >> reporter: but president trump still pressing on with an early fourth of july celebration at mount rushmore. thousands expected to attend on friday. south dakota's republican governor saying masks will be provided but social distancing will not be enforced. >> we won't be social distancing. we're asking them to come, be ready to celebrate to enjoy the freedoms and the liberties that we have in this country. >> reporter: now health officials in south dakota have
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lack of social distancing, urging the organizers to follow the cdc guidelines on this. now the white house, we know, has repeatedly said that people should follow the guidance of local health officials, t.j. doesn't seem to be happening in this case. >> all right, cecilia, thank you so much this morning. we want to turn to the new details in that suspected russia bounty plot. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle demanding action after being briefed on the intelligence. our martha raddatz joins us now from washington with the very latest. martha, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, t.j. that suspected plot involving russian intelligence paying the taliban to target and kill american service members in afghanistan. this morning, a military official tells abc the information about the russian bounty program was first gleaned from special operations raids on taliban locations last january where large amounts of american cash was found. "the new york times" now reporting officials intercepted electronic data showing large
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financial transfers from a bank account controlled by russia's military intelligence agency to a taliban linked account. the white house is still refusing to say if trump received that information in his presidential daily brief months ago. and despite what has been said by former officials about the president's lack of attention to those pdbs, his press secretary said that is not the case. >> this president, i'll tell you, is the most informed person on planet earth when it comes to the threats that we face. >> reporter: the president quickly dismissed early news reports that russia had paid those bounties to target and kill american troops as possibly part of a political hit or russian hoax, but democratic and republican lawmakers who were briefed separately on the alleged bounty program called the information gravely serious. >> nothing in the briefing that we have just received led me to believe it is a hoax. >> if it ends up being true
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regardless of when the notification was given, i think this ought to be something that there is a strong reaction made against it. >> reporter: and it's not just political leaders demanding action. so are the families of troops killed in combat in afghanistan. >> know one of the marine's mothers says she wants answers. >> yeah. and i think they're entitled to it. >> reporter: the father of marine corporal robert hendricks killed last year in afghanistan telling abc news, if it's true, it cheats every man, woman, husband, son and daughter of life or death information. i pray this is not what my government has come to. i hope this proves wrong. the commandant of the marine corps, general david berger, who served in afghanistan told me he did not remember seeing intelligence about a russian
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plot to kill service members, but is now watching closely. >> does it surprise you that this might have happened based on your experience? >> where we operated we didn't have to my knowledge russian influence. it could have been. whether it would surprise me, just in a broader context, it takes a lot to surprise me now. >> so maybe not? >> we'll see. we'll see. >> reporter: there are reports that the taliban attack that killed corporal hendricks and two others is being looked at as a possible case where the russians did pay the taliban, although general berger said he has not been told that attack is currently being investigated. george. >> martha raddatz, thanks. in other news out of washington, a surprise move in the senate approving the extension of the paycheck protection program which has been a lifeline for small businesses hit so hard by the pandemic. our chief business correspondent rebecca jarvis has the details. good morning, rebecca. >> reporter: good morning, george. that's right. as you say, this has been a lifeline for all those businesses in america with fewer than 500 employees. more than 4.8 million of them have taken advantage of the
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program, but there's still $130 billion left in it and as we've reported here anecdotally, a number of minority run and female led businesses have struggled to gain access to the program which was set to expire overnight. this extension will now make it available until august 8th. robin. >> all right, rebecca. thank you. now to my home state of mississippi with that historic and for many long awaited change. governor tate reeves signing the bill last night to officially remove the confederate emblem from the state's flag. that was first introduced in 1894. the governor saying, quote, a flag is a symbol of our present, of our people and of our future. for those reasons we need a new symbol. a commission will design a new flag to be voted on in the fall. george, i have often spoken highly, fondly of my home state of mississippi. it's been our family's home since 1969. never have been prouder as i am this morning. we are following a lot of
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other headlines this morning, including states closing beaches ahead of the holiday weekend and the ones keeping them open. how to stay safe if you're going to shore. the laser mask test you need to see. which ones can help slow the spread of the virus. but first let's say good morning to ginger. good morning to you, t.j., and get this. chicago had their ninth 90 plus degree day this year. that average is about four and the most we've had since 2012. you know the heat is on. probably going to hit 90 again today. but look at these actual air temperatures today. heat advisories in place for tulsa, that was 100, down to the upper 90s there. this is muggy and buggy too across the country. the heat index now brought to you by macy's.
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two scoops of delicious. good morning. governor newsom expect ed to announce new restrictions today to keep covid-19 from spreading. he says he's concern ed about te virus spreading this weekend chbl many local governments are tightening restrixs. los angeles is closing beaches and banning fireworks and covid-19 cases are surging at san quentin state prison. more than 1100 inmates, staffers and guards have tested positive. the county u health officer says local p hospitals can't handle many more patients. >> i don't think there's any room currently, but with pending discharges, there might be room again.
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>> county supervisors have asked the governor to get help. they say they want the situation taken care of at the prison to free up hospital beds. an inmate tells nbc 7 news many inmates aren't given medicine. instead, when they get to a certain
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right now we have some top headlines we're following including that dire new warning from dr. anthony fauci who says he wouldn't be surprised if we go to 100,000 cases a day if this does not turn around, double what it is now. 45,000 over the last 24 hours. a new record for the united states. and now with so many states across the south and west having a spread of the virus, the northeast is quarantining visitors from 16 states. also right now calls for defunding police departments. a new budget deal for new york city will reallocate a billion dollars from the police department. the money will be shifted away from the nypd and go towards youth education programs and public housing. more tributes pouring in for comedy legend carl reiner. he was the creator, writer and producer of "the dick van dyke show." george clooney told "variety," carl reiner made every room he walked into funnier, smarter and kinder and it all seemed so effortless. what an incredible gift he gave us all. lara will bring us a lot more on carl reiner in our next hour in "pop news." robin. >> we look forward to that. what a talent, what a man.
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we're going to continue, though, now with the battle over closing beaches as the fourth of july holiday weekend approaches. some of the most famous beaches in the country including in miami and los angeles will shut down amid the summer surges there in covid-19 cases. will reeve is on the beach in seabright, new jersey, with what you need to know to stay safe if you do venture to the shore this weekend. good morning, will. >> reporter: good morning, robin. as with most issues in this pandemic, beaches are going to be handled on a local basis. on the jersey shore, this beach would typically be packed. today there is some social distanced yoga going on but on the fourth of july no one would normally think twice about how crowded it is but now governors and mayors are thinking about ways to keep their beaches safe if they keep them open at all this holid ces creasingn steahd ofthly wkecia
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repeat of these scenes from memorial day. lots of people, not many masks, and minimal social distancing and are now adjusting their beach restrictions. some states like new jersey and south carolina are keeping theirs open but others like some cities in southern florida and l.a. county are shutting down. >> if they close it this weekend, i'd be pretty upset. >> everybody is going to be here for july 4th. i feel like it's just going to be a lot worse if there's so many people at the beach. >> reporter: florida has been seeing record-breaking daily covid totals in recent weeks, and despite safety efforts including handing out hand sanitizer and masks to beachgoers mayors in palm beach county has decided to close as a precaution. >> it's a very busy season. it's a prideful holiday. i get that but we all have to have our eyes focused on making hour this country stays healthy and remains health. >> reporter: public reaction has been mixed. >> fourth of july is going to be really crowded. everyone comes to the beach. probably the smartest thing to close it. >> i disagree entirely but it's
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obviously above us. >> reporter: in delaware with more than 100 cases at its beaches in the last week and even more across the state, three lifeguards at rehoboth beach tested positive for covid-19. officials have since announced bars will be closed on the beach this weekend. new jersey is proceeding with caution. the mayor of point pleasant taking specific measures like equipping lifeguards with ppe and sorting people into exactly 197 groups in zones of 18 square feet. >> we've had patrols going up and down the beach and reminding people, hey, make sure you're keeping your social distance. when we reach capacity which we anticipate that we might reach capacity here over the fourth of july weekend, we're going to shut things down. >> i think as long as we keep following the guidelines, washing our hands, wearing masks when we need to, it's pretty safe. >> reporter: experts say that people who do choose to go need to be prepared. >> if the beach has done what they really need to do, it should be clear, there should be signage out with physical distancing. if you don't see that, two arm
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lengths is a good rule of thumb. i'd recommend you actually wear your face mask into the restroom and obviously hand hygiene is still critical. >> reporter: some more expert safety tips, number one, masks and social distancing. if you do go to the beach and the parking lot is packed, consider going elsewhere or coming back another day. if you're at the beach, make sure if you're at a snack bar, the restroom, that you're using wipes and maintaining social distance. overall just be careful and weigh the risks to you and your family. go into the beach is possible in the era of covid as long as you are responsible and make sure that you know exactly what you're doing, t.j. >> always good reminders. thank you so much. we want to stick with the mask theme and turn to stunning visuals showing the importance of wearing that mask to help slow the spread of coronavirus and showing that the type of mask you choose can make a big difference. eva pilgrim joins us now. eva, i think i've been making the wrong choice on the face
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covering. good morning to you. >> oh goodness, t.j. well, we all know that wearing a mask helps reduce the spread of the virus but there are so many different kinds of masks. this morning, some answers about what are your best options. with covid cases climbing, mandatory mask orders are growing. but now new research concluding not all face masks are created equal. >> we are basically looking at two main characteristics for the masks. the first was the type of fabric that was used and the second, the construction of the mask. >> reporter: researchers at florida atlantic university put several different masks to the test. they looked at a bandanna style covering, a loosely folded handkerchief mask, a homemade two layered cotton mask and over
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the counter cone style mask and used a laser to detect droplets as coughed and sneezed out of a mannequin. this shows how far they traveled with no covering. the green going about eight feet. the single layer bandanna better than nothing but showing the droplets still traveled pretty far, more than three and a half feet. >> even the bandana fabric will be able to stop the largest droplet sizes so if you use a better fabric it will be more effective. >> reporter: the loosely folded mask performed better but the droplets still traveled more than a foot. the best performers, the over-the-counter mask shielding the droplets up to eight inches of spray, and taking the top spot, the homemade two-layered quilted cotton mask. droplets only traveling 2 1/2 inches. >> masks are not 100% effective. there's always some leakage from the sides. that's why it's important to use a combination of face masks and social distancing. >> reporter: so there are two things you want to think about when you think of masks, one, the fit. you want to make sure it fits snug around this part of the face and, two, the fabric. i know this is not what you want
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to hear, t.j., but the thicker the fabric the better. if you can see the sun coming through your mask, that means droplets can get out as well. t.j. >> all right. no, i'm always listening to you, eva, thank you so much. i'm also always listening to our abc news chief medical correspondent dr. jen ashton. dr. ashton, a lot of information there. remarkable to see it play out like that, so what is your big takeaway? >> exactly what eva said, t.j. listen, this is a really interesting field call aerosol science about the physics and chemistry of how particles move in different environments. that was incredibly interesting but, remember, that was simulated. when you're out in the real world you have to take into account wind, temperature, humidity, movement, all of those variables, and ph.d.s spend their lifetime working on this. as eva said they're not all created equal. it's about fit and fabric, but to be clear we are at a stage right now where anything is
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better than nothing. >> okay, and, dr. ashton, i'm one of the bandanna guys. we saw in the experiment there they perform worse than all of them. gave you some protection. do i need to -- do we need to ditch the bandannas? >> listen, that's not a cdc recommendation yet but my son is right there with you with his bandanna. looks great. it's better than nothing. we need to take baby steps with this. we're in unchartered territory. we're not used to this, and, remember, the cdc at one point even recommended that health care workers could use a bandanna if they didn't have ppe so your choice but, remember, any covering is better than nothing. >> okay. dr. ashton, you're right. they look great. it's a style decision. all right. dr. ashton, thank you so much. well, coming up later, going back to school. what districts around the country are doing to help keep kids and teachers safe in the classroom. and up next, lori vallow facing a judge.
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the mother of those two idaho children whose remains were found on her husband's property now facing additional charges. stay with us. facing additional charges. stay with us.
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back now with a new court appearance for lori vallow, the mother of two idaho children whose remains were found on her husband's property is now facing additional charges. janai norman has the latest. >> reporter: overnight, lori vallow appearing remotely before an idaho judge facing new charges related to the disappearance and deaths of her
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children, 17-year-old tylee and 7-year-old j.j. >> did willfully and knowingly combine, conspire, confederate and agree to commit destruction. >> reporter: her oldest son also appearing, at times looking away from the monitor as the judge read the charges. vallow was charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence. >> do you understand that those two penalties could run consecutively, one after the other, or they could run concurrent, meaning at the same time? >> yes. >> reporter: vallow at one point wiping tears and reaching for tissue. these new charges coming three weeks after authorities say they found the bodies of vallow's children on her husband chad daybell's property. >> detectives and investigators have recovered what is believed to be human remains. >> reporter: daybell was arrested that day and charged with evidence tampering. prosecutors say the manner in which one of the bodies was concealed was particularly egregious.
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daybell has pled not guilty. vallow has been behind bars since february for felony child abandonment charges but has always maintained her innocence. her arrest came after months of speculation about the couple's alleged involvement in her children's disappearance. the two wed last november in hawaii, just days after daybell's wife tammy died and a few months after vallow's husband was shot and killed by her brother who later died of natural causes. the children's relatives began sounding the alarm that they may be in danger. police say vallow lied and told them j.j. was with a friend when they conducted a wellness check last fall. the next day the couple returned to hawaii where they lived for several months. >> what happened to j.j.? >> reporter: vallow was eventually arrested and extradited back to idaho. a former relative says she changed after she met daybell and got swept up in his beliefs. >> ever since she's been involved in this doomsday cult, that is not the same lori that
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we knew for 13 years. >> reporter: and at this point no one has been charged directly for the children's deaths. vallow's bond is set at $1 million and she's due back in court next month, george. >> janai, thank you. coming up, our "play of the day." coming up, our "play of the day." right now, there are over a million walmart associates doing their best to keep our nation going. because despite everything that's changed, one thing hasn't and that's our devotion to you and our communities. our priority will always be to keep you and our associates safe, while making sure you can still get the essentials you need. ♪
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and their covid relief efforts all over the city. good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. a dire new warning from dr. anthony fauci. >> we're going in the wrong direction. >> the nation's top infectious disease expert says the number of new cases a day could more than double. >> i would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around. >> 16 states report new records this week. new concerns the virus crosses state lines. hundreds of new cases in virginia traced back to myrtle beach, south carolina. what one of the nation's leading public health experts is telling "gma" this morning. also this morning, the president under growing pressure from his own party to wear a mask. the issue now front and center check. what will classrooms really look like this fall? from tennessee, this photo
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showing the face shields that could be worn by teachers, schools overseas with kids wearing tiny face shields that could be ahead here in the u.s. this fall. and the precautions from social distancing to splitting the school day that could be in store. ♪ ditch the debt. this couple using the debt lasso method to pay off over $50,000 on their credit cards. how it works and how you can start this morning. ♪ "gma" hero surprise. we're honoring the brave frontline nurses who team up to go inside the homes of patients suffering from covid. this morning we've got a big surprise for them. >> oh, my gosh. that is wonderful. ♪ and that's our kind of morning. the brand-new big names joining the "gma" summer concert series. we're revealing that luke bryan is joining us this summer, and look who else will be here. >> good morning, america. i'm jason derulo. let me take you dancing july 24th.
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i'll see you there. ♪ your lips land on mine >> a little preview there. good morning, america. thanks for joining us on this wednesday morning. looking forward to the rest of that summer concert announcement, and robin, we are looking forward to a very special interview you're bringing us this morning. oh, yeah. trail blazer, dr. erika james will be joining us. this morning she is starting a brand-new job as the first woman and the first person of color to become the dean of the prestigious wharton school of the university of pennsylvania and i'll be talking to her live, t.j., in our next half hour. >> you know i'll be paying attention closely to that one. that is going to be great. also, everybody is in that fourth of july mood or getting there. lori bergamotto is going to be joining us with outdoor upgrades, upgrades. there she is to help keep your fourth of july weekend fun and safe. george. >> looking forward to that. we begin with the latest on the coronavirus emergency. cases now surging in at least 35 states.
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and the former epicenter in the northeast is imposing quarantines on visitors from 16 hot spot states. let's go back to our chief national correspondent, matt s odorning, matt.k ri ces andr: hey, good morni, pp it's one reason hospitals like this, providence st. joseph have cleared entire floors turning them into icu units with these negative pressure rooms for isolating patients and it's not just here, george, it is across the country, we have seen an 80% spike in cases just the past two weeks. this morning, dr. anthony fauci with that blunt warning. >> we're going in the wrong direction. we can't just focus on those areas that are having the surge. it puts the entire country at risk. >> reporter: and the nation's staggering 40,000 new daily covid cases. that's barely half of what could
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be coming. >> i would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around, and so i am very concerned. >> reporter: records are being smashed. texas with nearly 7,000 new infections in a single day. california with more than 8,000. >> if you are not going to stay home, and you're not going to wear masks in public, we have to enforce, and we will. >> reporter: the governor threatening more restrictions today as search tents go up in imperial county, hundreds of patients being air vacced and in riverside county nearby, the icus are 90% full. new york, new jersey and connecticut which beat back thousands of deaths, are slapping a 14-day quarantine on any visitors from california and a growing list of 15 states where the virus is surging. the virus jumping state lines, a real concern. hundreds of covid-19 cases in virginia now being traced back to visits to myrtle beach, south carolina. and as cases in arizona near
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75,000, an internal fema memo obtained by abc news, revealing two major medical centers can no longer take new patients. george spoke this morning with the director of the harvard global health institute on the effects being outside has on the virus. >> we saw pictures of people out on beaches. talk about the difference between the chances of getting covid outside versus getting them inside. >> yeah, there's pretty good evidence at this point it's much safer to be outside than it is indoors which is why closing beaches has not actually made that much sense to me. if beaches get super packed that can be a problem. but if we can keep beaches from getting extremely packed i think it's great to be outside and i'd like to see people out on the beaches. i think it's relatively safe. >> reporter: so many people ask about, well, heat kills covid, right? so why is it exploding in the sun belt and in places like arizona? i've asked doctors there about that and they say the heat actually is driving people indoors and in places where gyms, restaurants, bars are still open.
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that circulated air can help spread the infection. george. >> matt gutman, thanks very much. let's go to robin. >> okay, george. now to the battle over masks that is reaching the white house. some republican lawmakers are calling on president trump to publicly wear a mask to set an example. let's go back to cecilia vega with the latest on that from the white house. good morning again, cecilia. >> reporter: good morning, robin. so the president has not been seen publicly wearing a mask and these republicans including some of the president's closest allies say that more americans might actually wear a mask if they saw him doing this. now, we heard from all the health officials. they say the evidence is overwhelming when it comes to safety and wearing masks and say they work but there may be other evidence out there now that talks about another advantage. this is a new study that's out from goldman sachs there was a national mask mandate it could be a major economic win. it could minimize future
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lockdowns and could save the u.s. economy up to a trillion dollars. we've been talking this morning about the fourth of july plans for the president. he is still pushing ahead with an early he will brace at mount rushmore. thousands expected to attend that. that is on friday. we've heard from south dakota's governor, though, she's saying masks will not be provided -- masks, excuse me, will be provided. they will be offered, but social distancing will not be enforced, and george, we're hearing from health officials there in south dakota already who are warning that an infection in a crowd that size could overwhelm a hospital system there. >> we will be watching. cecilia vega, thanks very much. coming up, how school districts across the country are preparing for kids who return in the fall. the new measures they're taking to keep students and teachers healthy. also, this morning, the couple who paid off more than $50,000 in credit card debt. how you can rope in your spending with the debt lasso. plus, our big surprise for the brave visiting nurses fighting covid-19 on the front lines. we'll be right back. ♪ right back. ♪ (vo) verizon knows how to build unlimited right. you start with america's most awarded network, the one with unbeatable reliability 13 times in a row.
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♪ good morning ♪ good morning welcome back to "gma." robin, what's your "gma" picture pop-in this morning? >> it is time for the "gma" picture pop-in so that means it's time for my home crew to pop in and i believe little man lucas has a bow tie on stepping up their game in the home studio in the basement. this is a chance for us to reconnect with people who joined us there in times square. i want you to meet janet from kentucky. her daughter, brittany who visited us. it was about two years ago. brittany treated her mom to a trip to our studio which was on janet's bucket list. she has been keeping busy gardening while staying at home and said her daughter brittany is a nurse at ucla hospital.
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thanks to you, brittany, for your service and our best to you both. we cannot wait until we're all back together again. but in the meantime, how about some "pop news." she's at her home, also in connecticut. there's lara and riva. oh, riva, wow, what's going on? very docile. we're working with a trainer. we're working with a very famous trainer. this is a work in progress. we'll see how it goes. shhh. we begin with a special tribute, many tributes actually pouring in for comedy legend carl reiner. reiner died on monday at the age of 98 and in his lifetime he lived, he laughed and sure was loved. he directed "the jerk" with steve martin and "oh, god!" with george burns and before that he created the iconic "the dick van dyke show" and even often would show up on camera playing cranky tv host alan brady stealing the scenes. take a look.
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>> whatever you were going to say to laura i would rather you say it to me. >> okay, rob. if that's the way you want it.bl >>o great. he acted in "ocean's eleven" stealing scenes from george clooney and brad pitt and his 70-year partnership with mel brooks led to classic sketches like "the 2,000-year-old man," and five come by albums paying tribute. brooks writes, in part, carl was a giant, unmatched in his contributions to entertainment. he created comedy gems and will be greatly missed. and his son, filmmaker rob reiner sharing the news of his dad's passing writing, my heart is hurting. he was my guiding light. carl reiner was 98 years old. also this morning, mcdreamy is back, ladies. it's been way too long since we have seen dr. derek shepherd
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from "grey's anatomy." sorry, ladies. for the time being, he's covering up that perfect smile, and he's asking you to do the same. dempsey becoming his famous character to ask everyone to wear a mask. patrick posting this selfie writing, it's a beautiful day to save lives. mcdreamy's classic catchphrase and would say that every time he walked into the operating room on the show and patrick is not the only star using a famous role to encourage people to cover up. anne hathaway shared a meme featuring andy sax from "the devil wears prada" in which she captioned, face masks during a pandemic, groundbreaking. thank you, guys, for your hard work there. finally, so when we saw this tweet, it had a video with a dog, and it read, here's a friendly boy who says hi back to anyone who passes by his yard. well, obviously i had to press play. take a look. >> oh, hello. >> hello.
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>> hello. >> hello. >> yeah. >> hello. >> okay. is it just me? did the dog say hey? i believe he did. and so do many others. the most polite pup ever. that video has 2 million views and counting. robin, i don't know. we debated this in the past. can dogs speak human? it looked it to me. >> we won't bring george in on this because you know how george feels about this. but very impressed with riva. you remember that, george? >> i remember many, many, many times she's been on this campaign for about six years. >> and she's still trying. >> i miss you, george. >> i miss you, lara if that was for you. >> but way to go, riva. riva, those classes seem to be working till right then, okay. but thank you, lara. thanks so much. we turn to our "gma" cover
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story. the american association of pediatrics is strongly recommending that kids go back to school in the fall, but what will classrooms look like? so becky worley, she joins us from san francisco with a look at some states and how they are preparing. good morning there, becky. >> reporter: good morning, robin. i feel like our family has just come up for air this summer after the great digital learning experiment of 2020. so contemplating a return to distance learning in the fall? oh, please, no. many parents like me are ready for their kids to get back to the classroom but how can schools do it safely? for the pitts family with three school age children and a toddler, distance learning was a lot. >> being at home alone with four kids every day and trying to work a full to full and a half time job is not easy. >> reporter: and while mom christine is desperate for them
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to be back in the classroom -- >> also, a little bit scared and nervous about her getting sick. >> reporter: so what's realistic this fall? >> i do think it is very important that the students get back to school for social, psychological as well as intellectual development. >> reporter: the american academy of pediatrics mirrors that sentiment, saying, start with the goal of having students physically present in school, but -- >> safety first. no school opens unless it's safe to do so. >> reporter: educators like california's school superintendent tony thurmond are clear that things have to be different. >> most important, keeping class sizes small. we also know that that means that students may be eating lunch at their desk. it also means that we give a lot of thought to a blended model of in-class instruction and some distance learning. >> reporter: in tennessee this school board member tweeting a picture showing face shields that are being considered for some teachers and students. and as schools in asia and europe have gone back to campus we see other precautions checking for fevers,
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disinfecting belongings, kids wearing masks and those tiny face shields. the scale of preparing for these changes is huge. >> we're thinking about 14 million face cloths. more than 2.4 million face shields and more than 143,000 gallons of hand sanitizer. that's a lot of personal protective equipment but that's what it takes to keep our students safe with 6 million students in our state. >> reporter: the options to socially distance, splitting the student body in half and doing one week on, one week off. or mornings and afternoon, maybe partial digital learning from home, outdoor classes, or multiple lunch and recess periods and all of this will cost money. leaving id -- educators and parents preparing for a bouncy ride until the start of school in the fall. educators say one group of kids who are most vital to get back in the classroom, younger children. distance learning is not proving
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as effective for kindergarten through fifth grade learners, and it's incredibly taxing for families with kids at that age. >> i was just thinking about that. no question about it. we move to a savvy financial method coined by one couple who got out from under $50,000 debt. it's called the debt lasso, and rebecca jarvis is back to tell us all about it. hey, rebecca. >> reporter: hey, george. the idea here is to lasso up those debts, pay them down, and then ride off into the sunset. here's how one family did it. husbands david auten and john schneider live in a post-debt lifestyle. it wasn't always this way. they did by crawling out of over $50,000 in credit card debt. >> we realized that we were financially living in a hole and we needed to change that. >> reporter: after sitting down and looking over their spending habits they realized they needed a way to reduce the thousands they were paying in high interest on their credit cards. >> when we were looking at the various methods to pay off our credit card debt such as the
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snowball method and the avalanche method, our estimation was that it would take us anywhere from eight to ten years to pay off $51,000 in credit card debt. the problem was we didn't have the patience to use either of those methods. >> reporter: they developed the lasso method for paying down their debt. the first rule they say, commit to the process. then you have to lasso your debt into as few locations as possible. they recommend finding a credit card with low or no interest and transferring your balances to the new one. then automate your payments so the debt is paid off before the promotional interest rate expires. >> for some people that means getting a zero balance transfer credit card. for other people that means a personal loan. >> reporter: the best part, they got rid of their debt in three years versus the eight to ten they were expecting. >> i think our advice to anyone who thinks that credit cards is unlimited money, is take a look at what happens when you use it. you have to pay it back. it is not unlimited money.
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>> reporter: so true and the key here is that david and john diligently made those payments after they did the balance transfer. this is not an invitation to spend more. you also want to make sure you understand the fees and the charges. make sure the benefits outweigh the costs of a balance transfer and finally, be cautious about that teaser rate. they aren't eligible for every one and they can run out. george? >> lots of good advice, thanks. back to ginger. and, george, i have a "gma" moment sponsored by verizon. this one, you got to wait for it. 3-month-old chewy taking a walk. from gilbert, south carolina, holly sent us that one. it just made us giggle. thank you so much. i feel like doing that right into the weekend. all right. please share your "gma" moment with me. go to my facebook page or
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good morning. we're going to have hazy sunshine and cool eer weather before friday before another warming trend hits. i'm mike nicco. here's a look at your highs today. from the low to mid-60s along the coast many san francisco. 70s around the bay inland. back into the 50s. here's a look at our accuweather seven-day f f f f f f f f f f ff we turn now to our great we turn now to our great american cookout series. "good housekeeping's" lori bergamotto is joining us this morning to help everybody get ready to host summer gatherings with some safety in mind and some outdoor upgrades. lori, good to see you. we've been holding off. we haven't been having gatherings, and we're trying to do it safely now. so that is the key. how can we entertain safely now? >> so, t.j., the key is if you're going to entertain, you want to have just a small amount of guests.
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start there. have just a few people over and start with a sanitation station. you want to support and encourage your guests to follow the cdc guidelines so what does that mean? masks, we have disposable, we have cloth. we saw your piece earlier. these are in line with the right kind of masks. hand sanitizers here. we have some wipes, those are things to encourage safe practices. >> okay, that's a really good idea. but some things, hopefully nobody double dips with the chips anyway, but still there are some things -- the cups and dishware. some things people just have to touch. how do we get around that? >> right. for this year, my best advice is to invest in mason jars which are really affordable and what we've done here, we have one waiting for you, t.j., we've prefilled them. we've labeled everyone's and have markers out here and people can take those home. you don't need to sanitize them again afterwards. let that be a safety souvenir. you want everyone to make sure
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there are no -- they're not mixing up their drinks, right. same goes for snacks, t.j., you stole my line will the double dip. what i was going to say it's always been problematic even before there was a global pandemic, but now you want everything individually wrapped and packaged and that includes snacks. so you can see exactly like we did here, people can pick what they want and there's no cross contamination. >> the double dipping was always nasty, especially during the pandemic, though, lori. we want to look good as well. what do we do to keep things looking festive? >> you want to create an outdoor oasis. we love these bistro lights. look for l.e.d. and waterproof. those will be more durable and elevate your backyard space. another thing to keep in mind if you have beach chairs, pull them out. household items are performing double duty in the summer of 2020 so we have beach chairs with beach towels. they are six feet apart. again, that is key to remember. social distancing, when you're entertaining is extremely important even outdoors and it
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just creates an elevated ambience. >> it we can do it quickly, water items. a lot are sold out. what do you have? >> yes. so look for water pools to come back, inflatable pools the week of july 13th. until then we have a dog pool with little ellie. this is great for kids too. we know it's a dog pool but you can fit one child if you get the extra large because they come in sizes. they are great for one adult which is all you really want. sprinklers. we love this fun boy sprinkler. they make fun floats. a great way to keep people distant and still cool down. >> lori, i h$6 >> i got to leave it. all these tips on goodmorningamerica.com. thank you, lori. goodmorningamerica.com. thank you, lori.
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good morning. reopening santa clara schools this fall may not include in person classes. the health officer says it depends on the containment of covid-19. if classes move forward, elementary school students will be taught in small cohorts. middle and high schoolers would have to wear face masks and socially distance. good morning. let's take a look at the current conditions. because of the cloud cover, we haven't changed much. still in the mid-50s to 60s. not much mist and drizzle today. that could be a different case tomorrow. here's my seven-day forecast. about 5 to 10 degrees
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news app and ♪ oh oy nice wednesday morning here on "gma." and, lara, time for the big announcement. >> yeah, george, it is time. i'm excited to share with everybody our summer concert series has been really incredible so far and now we're revealing some more powerhouse entertainers who will perform right here on "gma" this summer. we cannot wait. take a look. ♪ >> reporter: our summer concert series is kicking into overdrive and nothing is too hot for jason derulo. >> good morning, america. i'm jason derulo. me take you dancing july 24th. see you there. ♪ i'm going >> reporter: we're throwing caution to the wind with the
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killers. ♪ will be gone >> reporter: luke bryan is shaking things up. ♪ we'll b ♪ >> reporter: gloria estefan, shania twain and usher all bringing the beats. ♪ things are heating up on the "gma" concert series sponsored by caesars rewards. ♪ and our next concert is coming up on friday. old dominion is joining us july 3rd, do not miss it. robin, are you ready? >> oh, my. oh, i am ready that is quite a lineup. i got to tell you, monica and our team, they do a great job in getting that talent to come to us and cannot wait for the next concert. thank you, lara. our next guest, speaking of powerhouse, an incredibly talented woman who has been on ebony's power 100 list and is now making history.
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in february dr. erika james was named dean of the wharton school of the university of pennsylvania becoming the first woman and the first person of color to lead the prestigious business school. today is her first day on the job. she is joining us live right now from philadelphia. it is wonderful. i have been looking forward to meeting you and to sharing you with our audience on your very first day on the job. congratulations. how are you feeling this morning? >> thank you, robin. i feel great. i'm excited. it's a beautiful day here in philadelphia and a perfect day to get started on a new job. >> so what is the first thing you want to accomplish there? >> well, you know, had you asked me this question back in february when my announcement was made i would have said, something very different, but in the past couple of months the world has really changed.
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we have focused on racial justice, we have the covid pandemic, so really the impact that those events have had on higher education means that my first set of initiatives will have to be fac g toghe an incredibly successful student experience for our students when thebackhe? >> and, dr. james, your resume is quite impressive and your work in research has focused on issues of crisis leadership, workplace diversity. you know as you just spoke to what we're going through right now in this country. so what is it that companies, corporations can do to step up and to build on this momentum that we're feeling? >> thank you for that question, robin. now is really an important moment in our nation's history and we've seen the impacts and the focus that executives across all companies in industries have had around racial justice and so many of them have written really
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passionate letters to their communities and stakeholders about the need to do things differently. i would argue, though, it can't stop with writing a letter. it has to include many more activities that focus on every aspect of where there are points of opportunities for bias in organizations that includes the recruiting practices and includes the hiring practices, the pay practices, the promotion practices, one of the things that is very clear as an opportunity is to expand where people look for talent. we often say that there's not a pipeline of diverse talent. well, there's not a pipeline if you look in a narrow set of places for that talent and one of the things companies can do differently is broaden where they go to identify where there is possibly really exceptional talent that might be untapped. >> and i believe in performance, not promises. we've been hearing promises but now it's about the performance of these companies stepping up
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and schools such as wharton is doing and when you look at that and you see that people are really wanting to make this change, we see women and people of color, they're graduating from college. they're joining the workforce and corporations but they're not reaching the upper echelons in these corporations. in your opinion what is the missing link here? what is the gap? >> so there are a couple of things and clearly there are systemic issues within organizations that prohibit or impede pentagon for people of color and women. many years ago i did my doctoral dissertation on looking at the kind of networks, certainly and informal networks, that people create in organizations to help facilitate their career progression and the networks for white americans and corporate america look different from the networks of plaque folks in corporate america and the access that they have to people who are
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in the room making decisions around the projects, the pay and the promotion impedes or can facilitate progress and so we need to make sure that the relationships that people are able to really establish and build can help promote the kinds of diversity at the upper levels in the organization. >> relationships, that's what it boils down to. you're so right about that if a young person, dr. james, is watching this morning and aspires to be in a position that you are in right now, what is your advice to them? >> you know, so many graduation speakers have opined on what advice to give to young people, and i boil it down to something that's simple. we have to change our own self-talk. oftentimes we impede our own progress because we don't have the confidence to say, yes, i'm ready for this role. yes, i can meet these challenges, yes, i have the expertise and the background that's necessary and when we get
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out of our own way and truly bet on ourselves, that's when we start to create other people's confidence in us, so i think my strongest piece of advice to young people is to always bet on yourself. >> that is a great piece of advice. do you feel a sense of responsibility in the position that you're in right now? here we are in 2020 still talking about a first like this and we all long for the time that it's just commonplace, that you see someone worthy as yourself who has worked very hard, who has done everything, all the right things so what do you say to that? do you feel a sense of responsibility? >> this is an awesome responsibility. not just in terms of the magnitude of the role of being the dean. the wharton school but so many eyes are watching me and so many eyes are watching you and people who are in these positions to really make a difference, so, yes, i personally feel that
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while my focus has to be exclusively or not exclusively but primarily and predominantly on ensuring we take the country's first biggest and best business school and make it even better, that only will happen if we ensure we have the right kind of talent in the right positions and i believe that talent exists everywhere and comes in all colors and packages. >> i couldn't agree with you more. well, you got some work to do. this is your first day on the job so thank you very much. >> it is. >> for sharing a bit of your first morning with us. very excited for you and very proud of you, dr. james. thank you for the example you are continuing to set for all of us. >> thank you, robin. delighted to be here. >> all right. you take care. and coming up, scott eastwood is going to join us live so come on back.
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welcome back joined biage actor you know in "suicide squad" now starring in "the outpost." scott eastwood joins us this morning. scott, thanks for coming back to "gma." how is josie doing this morning? >> she's a little pissed off. it's early. >> how has she been handling quarantine? >> she's good. she's good. you know, just getting rid of the eye boogers, doing what every good dog dad does in the
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morning. >> and as you said it is quite early out there. we have to talk about "the outpost." it tells the story of this battle in afghanistan in kamdesh where 53 u.s. soldiers battled about 400 enemy insturgurgents n afghanistan. you play a true american hero. >> yeah, yeah, he really is. and, you know, speaking to him, you never would know. he would really actually tell you, you know, that there are so many heroes that day and he's just, you know, one of the humblest persons you'd ever talk to. >> we're going to show everybody a little bit from "the outpost" right now. >> every time i take a pot shot, they are figuring us out and the big one comes, i'll have us dialed in. >> how would you do it if you were them? >> what? >> how would you do it if you
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were them? >> how would i do it? >> hard to believe this story happened 11 years ago now and the war in afghanistan still going on. now america's longest war by far. what do you think we can learn from the story right now? >> it's a good question. you know, it's interesting, i think about the military, the armed forces in general, it really strips people down and builds them back up and gives us a common goal. everyone has their own profession and it really forces people to work together in sort of extraordinary circumstances and i think that's really important right now especially with the state of our country and to remember that we are a country that unites together and, you know, in the face of
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terrorism and bad things and i think that's an important lesson. >> it must have been so fulfilling to be part of a project like this. >> yeah, it's always incredible to be a part of true stories especially ones that, you know, honor our armed forces. when you make a movie like this, it's really -- it's always very powerful and something that sticks with you for a long time. >> well, i look forward to seeing it. "the outpost" is in select theaters this weekend. scott, thanks so much. let's go to ginger. >> and as so many of us get ready to get into the meltiest time of the year here into the holiday weekend that looks very hot, how about we take this in from utah. the snow, just a little elevation is what you get. you certainly don't have it in miami where 98 degrees was hit yesterday. that is the hottest temperature ever recorded in the month of
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june. they smashed their record yesterday and felt like 103 plus for nine plus days. toledo, chicago, all having really significant heat this years s w int t mid-90s, dallas is going to feel even hotter than 100 as good morning. i'm mike nicco. check out the cloud coer out there. deeper marine layer mean coming up we have a very special -- buddy -- "tell t.j." a surprise of visiting nurses who bring compassion and care right to their
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you hear from so many heroes across the country and this group fits that bill. >> we spent a lot of time with the nurse, the folks in the hospitals but this time we're talking about visiting nurses. they're outside the hospital and taking on covid-19 with courage and compassion theup. they have to gear up to go inside the homes of patients who wouldn't normally get this help if it wasn't for them. >> which one of you want vital signs done? >> reporter: it takes a special type of person to be a nurse. >> listen to your heart and lungs, do a skin assessment. check your feet. >> reporter: to do it during a national health crisis takes a little something more. >> covid-19 was a big disrupter in the way we provide care because now i can be sick from covid. you can be sick. my co-worker can be sick from covid. my loved one can be sick and we'll all in it together and all vulnerable. >> reporter: the nurses at vna health group in new jersey work in a unique way. they go into the home of
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patients providing necessary care and necessary love. >> a lot of these patients are coming from the hospital who haven't seen their family in over a month. >> i always knew how important home care was, but during something like this, i realized how important what we do is. >> reporter: as the pandemic hit, many home health providers stopped working and began re-evaluating whether or not it was safe to continue. the team at vna kept going. >> i think the one thing that our company did that was amazing was that leo and i work as a team. so no matter what, i'm not alone. so i'm considered a contaminated nurse and leo is the clean nurse. >> reporter: each at home nursing team is made up of two nurses, one in full ppe goes to the patient. the other stays outside connected via speakerphone. >> pressure was high, any new symptoms. >> reporter: keeping track and charting the patient's progress. >> it was stressful in the beginning but i realize you know what, it's got to be done. >> reporter: then after the
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visit, leo here works to decontaminate his partner throwing away used materials and even washing from an irrigation system set up in their trunk. the nurses at vna turn to telehealth to reach care and monitor their covid positive patients. those smartphones coming few and far between for patients and care givers. lower income and older patients don't always have the access to these devices or necessary connectivity. >> it doesn't take the place of hands on with someone or holding their hand but in this pandemic when there are so many patients to get to, it was a game changer for all of us. >> we talked about people having that connectivity. but we have some friends over at verizon and we told them about your story. and they wanted to help out so i have in front of me something they're going to send to you. the folks at verizon, they are donating 100 of these devices to you guys. >> oh, wow!
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>> 100 of these smartphones. >> wow. >> so that you all can conduct more virtual visits as many as you can but 100 of these. >> isn't that wonderful? >> they're coming your way, all right? >> oh, thank you. thank you, thank you, thank you. >> okay, but not just that, they also because of what you guys are doing and you're going to have to work with me here, but, ellen, they are donating $10,000. >> oh. oh, my god. that's -- >> verizon is donating $10,000 to you guys. >> oh. >> vna, this is coming your way. >> how wonderful. >> for what you're doing, all right? >> oh, that is -- that is wonderful. oh, boy, the teams are going to be so excited. >> you guys are doing the work so don't thank us for anything. they heard your story. >> we're all doing our part. it's a tough time but we're all
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in this together for sure and we're all stronger. i know we are. >> she was such a delight, george. 10,000 and the phone also go a long way but to hear them talk about, they can be the first responders -- they have a phone. they can be there before 911 to assess by talking to the patient what's going on with them and try to help them work through something before -- >> prevent catastrophes from happening? >> it's wonderful the work they're doing. >> we could see her excitement even through zoom. >> she was great. she was great. >> it was great. t.j., another terrific one. thanks very much. thanks very much. we'll be right bac every year, you can see spectacular celebrities this year they are coming to you! join bette midler gloria estefan matt bomer stars of queer eye rupaul's drag race superstars. for aids walk san francisco live at home, streaming on july 19 to benefit prc
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>> announcer: friday only on "good morning america," ease into your summer weekend with -- ♪ i don't wanna be a one man band ♪ >> announcer: old dominion performing just for you friday on "good morning america's" summer concert series. sponsored by caesars rewards. how does it teal to be back in the studio? >> it's nice, george. good to be back with you. congrats visiting nurses association with that $10,000 going toward the covid relief fund for them so thanks again, verizon. >> have a great day.
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good morning, everybody. b.a.r.t. has new tool to help commuters find trains that are not crowded and can allow for social distancing. the agency is releasing their charts for each line. they're broken down for the time of day. so, on the chart, there are different colors. green means empty, yellow means they're fuller than others. they'll update the charts weekly with passenger counts collected. now here's mike. >> that's neat. let's talk about what's going on weatherwise. we'll open up the weather window on the east bay hill where is you can see some cloud cover hanging around. it's going to be a good day for outdoor activities. now that it's breezy around the bay and choppy. not as warm. about 88 in antioch and fairfield.
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cooler thursday and friday but summer warmth for the holid >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan." today, the incomparable lin-manuel miranda and comedian whitney cummings, plus a performance from jason mraz, and a midwife from pennsylvania is oure working hero of the day, all next on "live." now here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest. >> ryan: and good midweek wednesday morning. it is july 1st. i'm wearing, uh, a light shirt, a lightweight shirt, because it is hot. it is very hot, and i have pit sweat with this, uh, middle-of-the-summer heat, and i didn't want you to-- i don't have it yet with this shirt, but it will come. >> kelly: the pits? >> ryan: the pit sweat will come. it's that time of year. it's pit-sweat time. >> kelly: the pits are the pits. yes. >> ryan: happy canada day. >> kelly: [clapping] yay! we love you, canada. um, boy, i've spent canada day in canada several years in a row

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