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president is he's just announced there's going to be a travel. >>a restriction between the us and canada now that the latest news, i'm darya folsom and i'm sojon as it gets under way in the meantime, let's focus on how this one virus shelter in place order is impacting our everyday life. we have several grocery stores now they're going to be setting aside time for the most vulnerable of their customers to do their shopping. we've got stores like whole foods target safeway they're all participating. they're going to designate time for elderly shoppers choppers with compromised immune systems to try and get their shopping in before the crush of the day kron 4 sarah stinson live in san francisco where this morning. they try to sarah how effective was it though. >>not so effective had a line of people outside the door before it even opened and they made an announcement telling people that this first hour from 7 to 8 was going to be dedicated and devoted to
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elderly people and to people with compromised immune systems but the line all went inside anyways people of all ages take a look at the video from earlier this morning at 7 o'clock as i said there's about a dozen people up there and people of all ages and all in a new ways i talked to an employee here at target who told me they can't necessarily stop everyone from coming in it's apparently more of a recommendation but this is the first ones say they're doing it so hopefully it will catch on and people respect that take a look your screen we do have a list of the other stores included in this initiative people really stepping up to make sure that the most vulnerable can get in and get out. also doing it his whole foods they will leave a whole hour before opening that first hour to these people safe while also do that setting its side time from 7 until 00:09am in the morning on tuesdays and thursdays target as i said every wednesday will be for the first hour after opening as well as dollar general this is
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going to be tremendously helpful to those who don't need to be out at all instead they should be at homes. they don't get infected. now they can avoid lines and get out of there not being the crowds definitely get the to the shelves before they become they're like we've seen one more a local grocery store in san jose's son autos market was ahead of the curve before the big box stores. they describe to us how it's been working for them. >>we asked our customers are pace with us during this process because i'm started waters for all of us, but we have a lot of needs are deli items arts we have so many wonderful homemade items that take grabbing go and stuff like that so it allowed her to get in and out of the starting rate. >>now when people started lining up here target not only did they make the announcement about the hours change. but they also told everyone that they had toilet paper paper towels those a disinfectant wipes that everyone's trying
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to get their hands on but that wasn't the start of the day, i'm sure by now they are running low because people have been coming in and out of here like crazy and that is why it's so important to leave those hours as we just told you just for those people that they're devoted to i know it's the first day so maybe people weren't but it's hard for the employees because they can't open to leave plus how are they to know who has a compromised immune system and who does not so all disrespect those apple for most get in get out and get home and safe for now live in san francisco sarah stinson kron 4 news. thank you very much sara and speaking versus or safeway has just announced that it's going to be hiring more than 2000 additional workers. >>to keep up with the demand. they need to keep the store shelves stocked in these openings will apply across most departments at safeway at more than a 165 locations here around the bay area and it also applies to other places to like and broncos vons pa pack and save locations.
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they're hiring full-time and part-time delivery drivers as well to try and help people get what they need if they can't come to the store physically themselves. they're going to try and get these products and these groceries out to them at their homes, yeah and considering that it's really difficult to buy things and the stores are so busy. >>and you add that to the problem that elderly people are at risk when they go. there's now a new local website started by a brentwood resident and on monday. >>people can now volunteer to shop for those in need. >>you know really where we're trying to be boots on the ground so they don't have to be waiting in the lines of the groceries the pharmacy or for for pet food or whatever they are. >>their needs are on it feels really great to a deal to help out people in the community who may not be able to go to churches themselves like it to. >>in the community even they're angels. >>if you need help in east contra costa county or you'd like to volunteer, you can sign up on brent would strong
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dot com. >>major retailers also closing their doors or at least adjusting their hours to help try and stop the spread of coronavirus here in the bay area we have once bustling shopping centers now silent crawford's theresa stasi, you has a closer look from walnut creek. >>nordstrom macy's apple just a few of the 86 stores shuttered to stay here at the broadway plaza mall in walnut creek. normally bustling with business not so anymore. signs spelled it all out the doors of these big national chains and others were closed all due to the coronavirus. >>you know when we first out the car. i said oh my god, it's like the end of the world. that's what it felt like where's everybody are we the last people on earth. >>keeping us safe social distance has advised by health officials i talked with a few people out here about what they were witnessing. >>i feel is the right way the right thing to do because it will go by fast and ever.
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>>and certain you know, i mean i'm just you know i don't know what what to expect. >>in a statement kron 4 news macy's declared the closures of its name brand plus bloomingdale's bloomer curry outlet facilities and market stores as quote the health and safety of our customers colleagues in communities is our utmost priority. as a result of the recent cove is 19 developments we have decided to temporarily close our stores and quote they continued by saying that they will offer benefits and compensation to their impacted workers. nordstrom which has operated since 19 oh one with 380 stores stretching over 40 states plus 248, nordstrom rack stores announced all stores will be closed by end of the day and will offer 2 weeks pay and benefits while the waiting starts to find out what happens next. security guards patrol, the empty plaza. a few curious people drove by in cars and passed by on bikes. it is wild.
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>>to see too. right around downtown wannacry can see a completely empty. >>and the signs the retail stores. there's also a lot of restaurants in this area, but we've not seen anyone go in to any of the restaurants, even though they could be offering take out it is just that bleak out here. >>president just walking out let's listen to what he has to say chinese virus. we'll be invoking the defense production act. in just in case we needed. it's a think you'll know what it is. can do a lot of the things if we need it and we will. we will have it too. completed the signing it in just a little while running after him finish with this conference held the signing it is prepared to go. so we will be invoking the defense production act. last week i signed an emergency declaration under the stafford act. which is you know we
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invoked previously. activated national response coordination center famer now fully engaged. they had the highest levels. today fema is activated in every region we're at level one level one being the highest levels. which we will work with and we've been working with fema have done a lot of work with fema, their incredible. it's always been on hurricanes or tornadoes. they're right now in tennessee, a large group working in tennessee. have been incredible it was tragic event. alabama last year. well so a tornado and then obviously the the numerous hurricanes in different locations that were there's some cases very devastating and in every case fema came through. this is a very different kind work for. fema they will come through. as they always do we have tremendous people tremendous
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talent in fema. we're sending a upon request to the to hospital ships in being prepared right now massive ships. the the big white ships with the red cross on the sites. one is called the mercy of the other is called the comfort and they in tip top shape. they were soon will be the getting ready to come up to new york i spoke with governor cuomo about it he's excited about it. and i we haven't made the final determination as to where it's going to go on the west coast. the comfort located now in san diego. and it's going to be a will be picking the destination fairly shortly. those 2 ships are they prepared to go and they can be launched over the next week or so depending on need. earlier this week, the first clinical trial of the vaccine candidate. for the fires began in washington state as you
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probably know. the genetic sequence of the virus was first published in january. but thanks to the unprecedented partnership between the fda nih and the private sector we've reached human trials for the vaccine. just 8 weeks later that a record by many many months that used to take years to do this and and now we didn't just in a very short while that's the fastest development in history of what we're doing with regard to the vaccine. making very very big progress. today i can announce further steps to expand testing capacity were working with several groups to determine if the self swab a much easier process than the current process that said not very. nice to do i continue presided. the we have a current press is that little bit difficult. if you haven't the. the groups are working on
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determining if a self swab. by an individual. is as effective as the other the and is very effective very accurate. we're going to see if we can do a self swab pushes. would be a lot more popular i can tell you that. and there would be administered also buy health official put it would be a lot easier to do. the fact is that the health professionals would it would free it would free up a lot of love you save the self swap is what it is it's itself would you do it yourself. the other has to be issued by a. a health professional and it's something that the is is quite difficult and we think it's working out for the self swap. if it would test positive that people would go in and they would do what they have to do is, but we think that's probably working out of asked the fda to cut through. the red tape and reduce regulatory barriers. looking at some very
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exciting things and i'm going to be holding the second news conference either today we're going to talk about the fda. that some things are happening that are quite exciting. we're going to be doing that either later today or tomorrow, fairly early tomorrow. so we'll see what happens but to the fda. instructions is have been working very very the number of developments and we'll be discussing in with you later today or tomorrow. and this afternoon, i'll be meeting with nurses on the front lines of the battle against the virus. there. a truly american heroes they want to get it done the they're incredible people. so we're going to be meeting with mrs. i actually look forward to that very brave that taking a lot of risk in they have done an incredible job and they never complain. also announcing that the department of housing and urban development is providing
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immediate relief to renters and homeowners by suspending all foreclosures and evictions until the end of april. so we're working very closely with doctor ben carson, then everybody from hud. every generation of americans says been called to make shared sacrifices for the good of the nation. in world war 2 young people in their teenage years volunteered to fight they wanted to fight so badly because they love our country. workers refused to go home. and slept in factory floors to keep assembly lines running. and you know the numbers of ships that they've built during world war 2 to this day has never nothing like that has ever been equal they were doing ships. literally on a daily basis, nobody's ever seen anything like it. and to this day nobody seen anything like that what they were able to do during world war 2. and now it's our time we must sacrifice together because we are we're all in this together and we'll come through
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together. it's the invisible enemy that's always the toughest enemy, the invisible enemy, but we're going to defeat the invisible enemy. i think we're going to do it even faster than. and it will be a complete victory it will be a total victory. so we'll have a second conference again having to do with the fda and this i think it's going to be potentially very exciting. a news conference. and we will do it as quickly as we can so whether it's today or tomorrow. with that ask mike pence to say a few words and thank you very much. thank you mister president and the white house coronavirus task force met this morning and now that we have. >>cases in all 50 states. we're continuing to move out of the president's call to bring the full resources of the federal government. the full partnership. with every state and territory. the full power of the american economy to support businesses and families as president says to
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us every day will do whatever it takes we're all in this together. yesterday the president met with the tourism industry executives and also and engaging discussions all the top companies in our industrial and medical supply chain, the president as you all are were also announced today that by mutual consent. the northern border to canada will be closed to non essential travel. this does not include essential travel or the transit of goods, but it was through mutual discussion that took place this morning between the president and prime minister trudeau and the department of homeland security will be affection waiting. that decision. the president spoke with some of the nation's top business leaders today again to speak about the supply chain in the country. for our part we're going to be conducting a conference call later today, the state and local health officials to renew a our ongoing commitment
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of cooperation and collaboration. as the president said last week in signing the stafford he stood up the national response coordination center and today at the president's direction. a fema has gone to level one. famous mission is to support disasters that are locally executed state manage. and federally supported and tomorrow the president will be hosting all the nation's governors. well from a video conference at fema. to ensure they have a full connection to all of the activated regions for going. forward. regard to testing. pleased to report we're increasing the number of tests being performed by the thousands. every day thanks to the public private partnership, the president trump forge with commercial laboratories around the country. our health experts tell to remind every american is important to remember
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people without symptoms should make sure the supply of testing is there. well for those that need it most or are symptomatic or in the vulnerable population. doctor deborah birx in a moment, we'll address the progress that we're making on testing. the infection rate. our recommendations every america's well as some important a new findings about the impact on youth that were gaining from data that's coming in from europe that will be important to every every american on the subject of supplies and the president has our test force. extremely as the president mentioned yesterday a mention that he's invoking the defense production act today. secretary esper in a few moments will describe the ongoing efforts that the department of defense is taking to make medical resources available. the secretary robert wilkie we'll announce decisions the va has made to expand hospital capacity within their system.
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also with regard to medical personnel at the president's direction hhs is issuing a regulation today that will allow all doctors and medical professionals to practice across state lines to meet the needs of hospitals that may arise in adjoining areas in addition to that we are again today. asking every american and our medical community leaders and hospitals to partner with us and delaying elective procedures. across the country and our health care system to ensure that medical supplies and medical capacity go where they're needed most same of irma will describe guidance that cms will be issuing on that front and finally a just i want to remind every american of the president's 15 day guidance to slow the spread. we're grateful for members of the media and the general public that are sharing for these sharing them with neighbors and friends. all of our continue to believe that if every american will do their
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part and embrace and put into practice, these principles that we can significantly limit the reach of the corona virus in the weeks and months ahead. thank you miss thank you. mister president mister vice president. >>so you know we continue to look at data every single day. there are concerning reports coming out of france and italy about some young people getting seriously ill and very seriously ill in the icy use. we think part of this may be that people heeded the early data coming out of china and coming out of south korea that the elderly or those with preexisting medical conditions were at particular risk. it may have been that the millennial generation our largest generation, our future that will carry us through for the next multiple decades. there may be disproportional number of infections among
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that group. and so even if it's a rare occurrence in may be seen more frequently in that group and the evident now. so we're looking at that information very carefully. we have not seen any significant mortality in the children. but we are concerned about the early reports coming out of italy and france sir again i'm gonna call on that generation that's part of that group that brought us innovation particularly throughout all of their ability to look around corners and skip through games on i always went level by level i didn't realize that you can go from level 3 to level 7. that's what they taught us they look for things that we don't see we need them to be healthy. so again not only calling on you to heed what's in guidance but to really ensure that each and every one of your protecting each other. and so we cannot have these large gatherings that continue to occur throughout the country for
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people who are off work. the vendee socializing in large groups and spreading the virus you have the potential then to spread it to someone who does have a condition that none of us knew about and cause them to have a disastrous outcome. finally on the testing peace and what we're learning. i know you know last week and bringing the private sector i think what has been exciting to me over the last 2 and a half weeks see this administration harness the full capacity of the private sector understanding that a lot of our solutions that we need to confront this virus lot rely on the private sector bring in the private sector commercial labs was critical into this process. we are now beginning to see that they have spread out in a prioritized way because we asked them to cease to prioritize the regions that were mostly affected. and so you still may have difficulty getting tastan areas that do not have significant cases. we've had them prioritize the regions where we need diagnosis and their diagnostic
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percent remember i told you south korea was under 4% so 96% of people were negative. the last report we've seen from the laboratories have about a 7 plus percent positivity rate. still 93 plus percent or 92%, ours are negative. but i think that's encouraging to me personally that we're prioritizing appropriate lead to those areas that have the greatest need. i'm today and yesterday thermo fisher pushed out most of their laboratory on testing capacity and that will dramatically increase the ott platform and the ability to run additional tests in addition to roche so i appreciate everybody's attention to these numbers, i'm i'm excited that we prioritized where the need was the greatest. but again please follow the guidance and please make sure and every report that you're putting out that you're talking about the presidential guidance to actually stop the spread of
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this virus. thank you. so good afternoon, everyone and i i want provide an update on deities coronavirus up efforts as we continue to focus. >>what are 3 parties that's first of all protecting our personnel and their families. second safeguarding our national security mission capabilities and 3rd of course supporting the administration's whole of government approach. first of all though i do want to assure the american people that the united states military remains ready and capable. defending the country and our interests abroad. now with that the department's leaning forward in our response to covid 19. we have issued international and domestic travel restrictions to all the odi personnel and families that should dramatically reduce potential exposure to the virus. those been in place for some time now. as i announced yesterday the department fence to make available up to 5 million 95 respirator masks and other personal protective equipment from our own strategic reserves to the department of health and human
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services for distribution. the first 1 million masks will be available immediately. we're also prepared to distribute to hhs up to 2000 operational deployable ventilators for use as needed. yesterday i was at fort dietrich maryland, which is probably the militaries premier research institute updated on the incredible work our people are doing as part of the interagency team to work on vaccines and therapeutics they're making great progress there. we also have announced that we've out as certified or 16th lab for wilson certified our 16th lab to help with processing tests for across the country. additionally i've directed as the president mentioned that the hospital ships mercy and cover be prepared to deploy to increase the nation's medical capacity and we've also learned a variety filled an expeditionary hospitals to be prepared to deploy as well as needed based on direction from the commander in chief. today a leadership from the army corps of engineers is in new york meeting with governor cuomo and his team. i spoke
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with governor cuomo yesterday and other governors, i will be speaking to more in the coming days to make sure that they know what the odi can provide through our system to enter address their needs. in my conversations with governors and members of congress about these resources i've made it clear that we will continue to support the administration's a comprehensive efforts and the country every step of the way on shore in our nation's security remains the the top priority. i want to conclude by thanking again all of our service members and their families the been affected by this outbreak. they're all great heroes. we are continue to support them throughout this we're all in this together. thank you all very much >>yesterday the president made a very important announcement about tell health and this is allowing are 62 million seniors to be able to get some medical services from the safety of their home reducing their risk and without any co case, also making sure that the health care system is prepared and that those on the frontlines have the support
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that they need. the reality is the stakes are high and we need to preserve personal protective equipment for those that are on the front lines of this fight and to that end we've put out guidelines over the last 2 weeks to expand the types of mass that can be used in routine care and saving those and 95 for the most risky situations. conserving personal protective equipment is also essential to combat the virus. so today cms will announce detailed recommendations to further promote this needed conservation specifically by limiting non essential elective medical and surgical procedures, including dental procedures. we believe that these recommendations will help surgeons patients and hospitals. prioritize what is essential while leaving the ultimate decision in the hands of state and local health officials and those clinicians who have direct responsibility to their patients. and we urge providers and clinicians and
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patients to seriously consider these recommendations they will not only preserve equipment, but it also allows doctors and nurses to help those that are on the front lines. it will protect patients from unnecessary exposure to the virus. we fully appreciate that this is going to have a major impact on the health care system that the shared sacrifice is essential to help those that are on the front lines. and i want to thank the medical society such as the american college of surgeons and the american dental association that took a proactive approach an arty posted these recommendations. and we've also talked to the american medical association and they have fully indicated their support for this recommendation. we now invite the entire health care community to join us in this effort. thank you. thank you mister president. my instructions from the president were very clear. >>i was to do everything imaginable as aggressively as possible to protect the 9 and
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a half million veterans. we're part of the department of veterans affairs. last month. we established in 19 emergency operation centers across the country. we begin to limit the number of visitors who entered our facilities we think and i think the first for the first system. 2 big entry icing across the country and are 170 hospitals. the entrance of anyone into a facility without the question are tested. we expanded those restrictions to those you know 135 community living centers. chalk which have about 7800 veterans, we're in the cute and acute conditions to make sure that they were protected. we also took the next step and make sure that. limited the dental surgeries that we provided we've cut by one 3rd. the number of routine appointments we have had and we have canceled the elective surgeries. these were all part
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the president's directive to be as aggressive in a public health sense as we could be i think we have set the pace for the entire country. i will say we've often said that we work the most noble mission in the federal government. our veterans have been the toughest spots in the world. they have been putting condition of conditions that are unimaginable to most americans and they have responded. they responded clearly they have responded. with passion and also the 400,000 members of our department we're out there on the front lines the last thing i will say the said you've heard a lot about the 4th mission that has our first 3 missions. our health care benefits and memorial affairs. our 4th mission is to support the federal government in times of natural disasters and pendants we are the the buttress in case that femur hhs calls upon us to deploy medical professionals across
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the country to me crises that we plan for that every day we're gaining out emergency preparedness scenarios. and we we stand ready when the president needs us to expand our mission. take it. that's the a a year year treasury secretary was on capitol hill talking about the potential. >>he said that unemployment could skyrocket to 20% are we rival great depression looking station you know i don't agree that a absolute total worst case scenario. that no we don't look at nowhere near you keep calling this the chinese virus. there are reports of dozens of incidents of i advise against chinese americans in this country, your own a secretary azar says he does not use this this city
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does cause the virus. using racist at all no matter it comes from china. commission chair for the actor great i have great love for all of the people from my country but. as you know china tried to say one point maybe this stuff down that it was caused by american soldiers that can happen. it's not going to happen that as long as i'm president comes from china mister president fence procurement act, you're invoking it today, sen she has said. the floor short time ago that are just leave needs to be put into action to produce medical supplies, particularly ventilators targets that you would like to see immediately school and we do have we have tremendous numbers of ventilators but there's never been an instance like this
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where no matter what you have it's not enough that that would be the case. >>and we will be the its its being scientists essentially gone and we have cited in just a little well. we need to use it will be using it at full speed ahead right but we we do have surrogates we have targets for certain pieces of equipment we have targets for masks in the masks and members of basque serve incredible we've ordered millions of them that we need millions for this thing like this has never been requested and it's never we've never had even think in terms of these numbers but we need millions of masks and all of that will be and we need respirators we need a ventilator is a big thing because it's a complex piece of equipment so we have a lot of it alleges but we're going to be ordering and second question what what size you are the checks p that will be sent out to be determined to working with the senate great been working with everybody and capitol hill there's been
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there really has with with some exceptions obviously because it's so is the way it is but there has been that they've been getting along very well republicans and democrats facing very bipartisan say more than a $1000 when see i don't want to get into that right now john we we're looking at different numbers. we're looking at timing that would be different splitting the time splitting the payments were looking at a lot of different things hasn't been determined yet but it will shortly be determined and people want to go big as opposed everybody seems to want to go big. they want to get to the recovery. the big day is big thing we can do is get rid of this. a horrible room. i call it the unseen. the unseen enemy you call it good is it that was in different terms what stuck up on us. and it's did a 128 countries i think it's an is something like that very close to that thinking that so it spreads violently it's a very contagious. very very contagious consider america to
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be on a wartime footing in terms do i actually do of look at it that way because you that if it got out of control the big thing we did was a very early stoppage of people coming in who could be a very very heavily infected. that was was a very good move and it was very early very very early when most people including a lot of professionals they didn't want us to do it. that really saved a lot of lives and yeah, i look at it, i view it as a a in a sense a wartime president and that's what we're fighting and it said it's to a tough situation year. you have to do things you have to you have to close parts of the economy that. 6 weeks ago where were the best they've ever been with the best economy we've ever had. and then one day you have to close it down in order to defeat this enemy. but we're doing it and we're doing it well to the american people have been incredible for the most part they've been really is start with you. >>you said there are a
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tremendous number of years that we have for weeks hospitals in critical it takes 7 or 8 years too. >>and when we have thousands of ventilators sounds like a lot. but this is a very unforeseen thing nobody ever thought of these numbers, nobody anderson numbers like this even with regard to testing normally we would be doing testing and they decided to do it. a very very hard to ramp up now we're getting highly sophisticated tests and it's going very well, but nobody's ever heard of testing in the kind of quantities that you're talking about weeks we need more ventilators so why did it take well might depend too it depends on how it goes said worse case absolutely, and this case not not at all. so we'll have to see where it goes but we are ordering a. thousands and thousands of entertainers. and if complex yeah he's a complex machines and the of a does anybody have
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a mike maybe into how many do we have. if you know we have a specific number of leaders of the stockpile is in excess of >>the 10,000 and you just heard the announcement from the department of defense the 7 more 1000 in the. the even this morning and yesterday afternoon speaking with that the largest companies and splashing in this country we're we're hearing a tremendous spirit among industry leaders who are ready to step in and 2 that follow the stockpiles don't count all of the ventilators that exist today in the marketplace and health care facilities around the country. what the president's given us a a director to make sure that our stockpiles that just as importantly working with industry leaders that were securing. the increase in ventilators the increase in mask gloves. protected care garments that are all necessary to lean forward and they're confident be able to
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accomplish that with the incredible the cooperation of the supply chain that exists in america we can do we're honoring the that. >>2nd one 2nd kate and will do it in a second giving is mister president thank you on this first one of the even more. the tipping point friday we talked about it and monday, you said we're not because know i said not yet i spoke with the prime minister trudeau. very good relationship obviously between. son our 2 countries. and no tipping point is just that we want to we want to isolate from the standpoint we don't want people coming into contact because that's who we're with and win this war that is so important. >>and we both thought it was announced not affecting trade. it's not essential its nonessential crossings. it won't affect trade and all and it was just something we
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thought would be good for both countries >>that trade and everything being shipped from one side really doing it in a very careful manner you the only be vigilant and very professional. but we're not it's entertaining at this moment to trade between the 2 countries least. was for the airline. >>a billion dollars monger the 250 people's fixed directly to individuals another a t forget. $100 billion business loan guarantees is that the general the and we're also. >>a plane with a lot of numbers a lot of very big numbers and a lot of very small numbers frankly we want to take care we have to help everybody was nobody's fault.
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this happened. i mean some people could say it was somebody is full actually it was nobody's fault and certainly none of these companies and all of a sudden had no passengers and planes and had no passengers on cruise ships in all of the things that have happened. but i will say they can't be blamed for this and we want to keep those companies vibrant because it is going to come back very very quickly as soon as this is solved, and it will be solved we will win. and they will you come back into it will take place dollars there's. >>give or take 330 million americans are so just $750 out $3,000 on average again dropped. it is not for this say that because it's a movie these are every number that you mentioned, yes we've talked about those numbers were also moving those numbers. >>in both directions so we'll let you know it will be it is
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moving along fast. again there's a bipartisan effort going on that that i haven't really seen before to this extent. >>meeting of this is the fda approved that test know they're looking at down the line and they're looking at it very seriously and i think would be a great thing because the others. >>to use a nice word is very inconvenient. freezer. >>tweeted this morning about rate amongst republicans you have said that you give yourself in 10 in terms of handling this crisis. how do you reassure americans at home don't trust you to handle a crisis of this next. >>well i think we're doing a really good job that we started off with a a termination of the border, the people coming in from china where this all started take took it very seriously. and when i use the word com com doesn't mean that i'm not taking decision camiones and we should become the should be extremely calm. the got 95% within the republican party
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and over 50% and i also have a. that we have very great approval numbers of the people like the job that we're doing and when you can't compare this to the other epidemics or if you want to use a different term you can, but within this country and you look at what's happened over the years. this is being handled very very professional. the greatest professionals in the world, we're doing a good job, nobody's ever been swamped like this in no nothing's been so contagious. the level of contagion been a a incredible actually nobody seen anything quite like this peter go ahead. >>federal officials have shipped millions of tests as you and your colleagues. i said why is the federal government says i'm only 59,000 test this processed to this point we just heard from the atlanta public health director saying that they have it. 50 test kits. 1000
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>>said that's a very critical question and thank you for asking it so the test kits that we put out last week through their prove on graph that move met of that meeting that president trump called less than 2 weeks ago that has resulted in bringing our private sector to the table because the testing the platform that was out there could only run between 4.12 tess her platform per day. we've now moved into platforms that can run. basically 10's of thousands of tests per day. so yeah, the reason i'm grateful for your question because it allows me to point out course then there was backlog there were individuals who had been tested. who hadn't have their specimen run because of the slow throughput it's now in a high speed platform. so we will see the number of people diagnosed dramatically increase over the next 45 days. i know some of you will use that to raise an
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alarm that we are worse than italy because of our slope of parker to every american out there it will be 5 to 6 days worth of test being run in 24 to 48 hours. so are kurds will not be stable until some time next week. the reason i talked about thermo fisher yesterday. it's because their platform is in 2000 laboratories they're the ones that are putting out the million pass this week that will solve the issue that a lanta and others have brought up. i wanted to be clear we prioritize the areas we do county by county analysis. based on those analysys and white counties had more than 50 cases. we prioritize the test kits we put out the 400,000. and that's why we're seeing a 7% plus positivity rate will be able to expand that platform
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and we prioritized based on the sensibility of the other. >>follow our non getting tests while others are waiting in line. >>that could have to ask them that question and then i've read no i wouldn't say so but perhaps it said in the story of life that does happen on occasion and i notice where some people have been tested. fairly quickly. a look we inherited a is me. a very obsolete system. this was a system that was out of date obsolete for it was a system that was never meant to take care of the kind of quantity. the number of people that we're talking about millions and millions of people. if you go back in years past even recently with the flow nobody had tests before they can test the entire nation to see whether or not bad flu. they got the flu, they got better. hopefully they got better that was it. now all of a sudden
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they do this very complex testing what we've done is we've broken it down we've broken up the system. but it was obsolete and door you could say was also a system that just wasn't meant to handle the kind of ali volume that you're talking about we've rebuilt it into a system that for the future will be a very good system. if you want to go this route. but this was never done before. and i would imagine it will be done in the future that we built it into a very good system by using private companies a great private companies and i have to say rowe she's been doing a very good job, they're doing a lot of work a very good job, but this was an obsolete system this was not a system that was meant to do anything like this or even near this just. a couple days and major train coalition. >>it is calling on you to suspend tariffs. other countries as part of the response to the those countries check american freed from ship free trade look that china is paying this billions and billions of dollars in
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tariffs and there's no reason to do that they haven't even spoken to me about that. >>in china hasn't asked me to do that we're getting billions of dollars a year from tariffs from china. i can't imagine americans asking for that, but it could be that china will ask for suspension or something and see what happens john is having a very rough time they have their worst year in 76 years is understand it. that was very very tough time and then on top of it this happened with the the virus. but no we're taking in billions of dollars a year in tariffs this was caused by something totally unrelated to tariffs seekers and people across southern border illegally are are you planning to invoke 42 usc to 65 which would allow you to perceive it. >>the entry of certain people a very soon. probably essential travel when it
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comes. well i think essentially is it medical. we have military working together we have industry working together. >>and again it's not affecting trade so things like that which is leisurely let's go to a restaurant to have dinner which a lot of people do they come both ways to go in both directions that kind of thing we we have ended when a temporary nationalist know what i could it, but we are invoking. certain provision that will allow us great latitude as to what we i something because just a week we're standing here telling us that unless you had sustained contact with somebody who >>19 he really president the vice president really need to
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worry and yet several days later in a situation where people are don't leave your house their curfew saying you cannot walk alone at night after a certain through very dramatic disconnect. now. >>we look at data all the time and i know you're looking at the china and south korea data and when you look at china and south korea date and you look with china and south korea did you can see that their curves are not only outside of wuhan. so the chinese areas outside a wuhan blunted curve and south korea when to curb you look at their current today. already on the far end of their epidemic curve. of course, none of those countries are fully back to work. and so that's what we worry about too secondly, there is a series of scientific articles published i know you've seen them to about surface contamination. i think none of us really understood the level of
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surface peace. so we're still working out how much is it by human to human transmission and how much is it by surface. this is why those fundamental. the guidelines were put out that says don't expose yourself to surfaces outside the home. they sickly what those guidelines are is don't expose yourself to access number of persons who could be asymptomatic and infected and then the person to person contact and don't mix exposure south to surfaces that could have had the virus on it for which on hard surfaces i know we had the cardboard issue about shipping hard surfaces not shown in fabric as much or in cardboard but hard surface transmission. these are issues that we have and how to deal with before with the level of respiratory infections. and that's why we have this concern and that's why the president put out the guidelines and so it's to cover both of those pieces that all new science all new models. many of you have the imperial study available and
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looked at the impact of those that's the first time those have been modeled as a comprehensive approach to mitigating an epidemic. >>expanding his investigation. a scientist. the >>i haven't seen know, we will we are making a lot of progress there repeatedly. i would say that and but i have not seen that >>we've shut down on central traveled to canada are you considering shutting down all travel to track the spread of the virus and we've heard from industries like airlines were seeking leave. industries are white. exactly is your administration i'm going to determine which industries and businesses.
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>>certainly this is that people that the airlines would be number one if you look at what's going on they go from they're having to this year they've ever had to having no passengers because of what we've had to do. in order to win this war to war. so you know basically you know what many of the what we want to do is we want to make sure they all sit together so that after the wars. one we can immediately go right back up to where we were even beyond i think we're going go beyond where we were in lot of people are saying that by the way we're poised to do that. but we have to win the world for shia please >>treasury proposed a billion today for those industries but their proposal doesn't detail which interest rates we get that money and how much so aside from the airlines that you just mentioned what about the cruise industry, the hotel how much you see we're talking about all of it. >>i have a detail to get we have detailed the 2 senators and 2 members of the house we have been talking about it and we're coming up with numbers haven't gotten there yet.
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hotel industry. the cruise ship industry, the airline says the rule prime >>when you say for her when you say temporary which is what you said in your tweet that means 30 days i was 8.30 days and hopefully at the end of 30 days will be in great shape. jeff mornings. >>this seriously as you liked some of those people also seem to be here supporters and conservatives who maybe putting some of what you said the beginning of this area what is your message to them. follow what you've been saying so far are you concerned that they're still listening maybe see some of your earlier comments rather than your more recent well i think my earlier to become i mean i i do want people to become because we're going with this and we're going to win it it's just a
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question of time. >>and i wanted to go quickly so based on the fact that i wanted to go quickly. i hope they just listen to what we've been saying over the last period of time. we don't want them gathering and i see they do gather, including and beaches and including in restaurants young people. they don't realize that they're feeling invincible. either of you felt invincible when you're very young but. they were feeling totally invincible or are feeling that way but they don't realize that they can the caring lots of bad things on to a grandmother and grandfather and even their parents. so we want them to heed the advice, we mean the advice and i think it's getting through i do believe it's going >>ice and just thank you thank you for >>very clear now you think
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it's a fire to it i don't think unknown. came from. >>i don't know if you say china is to blame certainly we didn't get in early. run on it would have been helpful if we do about it earlier. it comes from china it's not a question about that nobody is they should be punished in so many words inflicting >>on the american respect for tom cotton and uh i know exactly what he's been saying and there are those people that say that so we'll see what happens take it. so nice to come long time it's your time things we've seen the chinese government kick out reporters from the wall street journal the new york times the washington post, what is your message to the chinese when it comes to transparency only
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stop reporters asking questions here the not happy to see it i don't you know i have my own. >>disputes with all 3 of. >>those a media groups. i think you know that very well but i don't like seeing that it will not happy about that at all. yesterday you agree with that do you believe that china is this a 100 countries. >>no i don't believe they're inflicting i think they could have given us a lot earlier notice president. >>there's a recent npr for us to that question i'm asking because i see that every high you know if you look i'm 95% of the republican party. and we just had a poll that was done by you. very reputable group beating sleepy joe biden by a lot in florida the state of florida and in other states. you know, so i don't really know who you're talking
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about jennifer, what's coming close to me where they're coming from them in a win for him as i said full planes packed but this year they've ever had by far. to when de empty because of what we have to do to get rid of to win this war. or we would the level of death like people haven't seen before. they've been fantastic they've been great, but you know they went from being extremely happy to being people that are running companies that are going to need some help and will help them would you be willing to give us an update on how that's going and we've been getting some reports state counties of having difficulty getting a a lot influx to those loans as you can imagine a lot of people are looking at it but we're going to be increasing funding a lot. they're very well prepared to
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do what they have to do and the sba is doing a fantastic job. she is doing a really good job of the administrators jeff, question for doctor researchers have been the shortening the duration of diseases that something that might be the arsenal care unit. >>i think we're exploring every one of those issues on the president asked for a critical briefing on that today he opened with that. it is more than that single there are other drugs that individuals are looking at just did go back to we talked about many times there is things that look really good in cell culture against the virus that may look good and small animals and then don't have an impact in humans and so those are pieces that we're looking at very carefully of course is always anecdotal reports and we're trying to figure out. how many anecdotal reports equal real scientific
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breakthroughs second question are you confident. >>and the seasonality. >>all we can do is look at the past to inform the future we know what's ours looked like. we also know and i just want to out i know you can get it online look at the kurds in china and look at the in south korea. those curves were accomplished and still the winter season. and so we're trying to understand what those relationships are we're very interested in the curves in italy that they're different approach and we're following every single countries curves and so all we can do is look at prior coronavirus and prior respiratory infection. rna viruses or rna viruses. when you look at blue in the northern hemisphere when you look pet parents lewenza and some of the other cold viruses and if you look at sars that's the way the peak normally occurs. but that is a november
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to april. we all started later and so you're asking me to the president today signed a later start and that's what we're trying to really look at china and south korea to really inform the to the test. >>those that needed to be tested we believe we've caught most of them. right now we have 44 veterans who have tested positive. sadly one has passed important. we are working with state labs and private companies to make sure that. the testing is available. because the president had us out aggressively early. we have we have been in a better place than most health care systems in the country. i cannot predict this doctor burke cent. when the next surge will
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be if it will be one of the things that we do at v a is that we prepare for national emergencies be the national disasters. we're at the damage. we started preparing for this we started stockpiling equipment. is stable. and i think that's in large part because the instructions the president came to the number of how many of the several 100. >>i think it we tested several 100. yes that's a 7 don't know exactly i do know that 44 veterans. the virus. most of those are quarantined at home. >>doctor pay i'm trying to i understand it what it's about the mortality rate and yesterday we underlined the fact that we reach a 100 deaths and this morning we wake up and we're a 100 within 12 hours. we we trying by 10%


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