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beyond, offices are empty with more and more employees working from home and colleges across the country are keeping students out of the classroom opting to take courses online. in short there are a lot of changes. we are go to keep seeing more and more. one constant, we will be here to keep you up-to-date on all of it. that is our broadcast for tonight. good night from nbc news headquarters in new york. a lot of breaking news overnight, everybody. good morning. it is thursday, march 12th. we're going to begin with that breaking news. concern over the coronavirus entering a devastating new phase yesterday as the world health organization declares the virus a global pandemic. there are now more than 126,000 cases across more than 100 countries and regions. the latest numbers from johns hopkins university ranked the u.s. eighth in terms of countries with the most confirmed cases. >> now, the economic, social and cultural impacts hit hard yesterday. the dow plunged 1400 points into
a bear market. last night, president trump delivered a rare oval office address and announced that travel from certain parts of europe would be restricted. the governors of california and oregon issued new guidelines last night that canceled all gatherings of 250 people or more. california's policy will be in effect at least through march. oregons for the next four weeks. the nba suspending all games until further notice. march madness games will be closed to spectators. sources telling espn that major league baseball teams are preparing for policies that could disrupt early season games with the home openers of the la dodgers, oakland athletics and the san diego padres in question. there was a rare statement from mlb, the nba, major league soccer and the national hockey league that locker rooms and clubhouses will be closed to the press and nonessential staff. >> a face that we all recognize is now attached to the virus
after tom hanks revealed that he and his wife, rita, tested positive for the virus while they were in australia. a staffer at senator maria cantwell's d.c. office tested positive for the virus. her staff will now work from home. twitter, which has dozens of offices around the world announced that its employees will work from home. >> president trump announcing a ban on most travel from europe into the united states for the next 30 days. during an oval office address last night, trump explained that the new restrictions will begin tomorrow at midnight. the travel ban applies to 26 european nations in the shenzhen area, a zone without border controls. the uk is not included in the ban, although there has been cases of the coronavirus there. according to the department of homeland security, the ban applies to foreign nationals who
have been in those countries. the ban does not apply to u.s. green card holders or u.s. citizens. >> taking the early, intense action, we have seen dramatically fewer cases of the virus in the united states that are now present in europe. the european union failed to take the same precautions and restrict travel from china and other hot spots. as a result with, a large numbe new clusters in the united states were seated by travelers from europe to keep new cases from entering our shores. we will be suspending all travel from europe to the united states for the next 30 days. the new rules will go into effect friday at midnight. with our allies and we are marshalling the full power of the federal government and the
private sectors to protect the american people. this is the most aggressive and comprehensive effort to confront a modern virus in northern history. i am confident that by continuing to take these tough measures, we will significantly reduce the threat on the our citizens and we will ultimately and expeditiously defeat this virus. >> shortly after trump spoke, the white house had to clarify some of his remarks. the white house later said the ban only apply toes people, not gz. >> joining us over the phone from rome, matt bradley. good morning to you. a lot of europeans waking up this morning to the president made there. the entire country of italy is on lockdown because of the coronavirus. how would you describe the sentiment there this morning
between what we saw play out in washington last night coupled with the reality that the country is on lockdown? >> well, i can't really tell you that. i'm walking through the streets of rome right now and there's barely a person in sight. there is almost no one that i can even ask about this. are streets of italy are null and void. annoy it's almost a ghost town. i'm walking around one of the main tourist sites and there is really no one on the streets. i think italians specifically will be very surprised to hear what the president said, especially when it comes to this notion that the italians and the europeans haven't been taking proper precautions. the restrictions on public life in italy have been extremely stringent. they have been taking very strong action, unprecedented since world war ii. so to hear the approximated of the united states describing
them as lax, i think that's going to come as a surprise, especially to maybe less so to italians, but places further north in germany where they have taken proper precautions very, very early because the outbreak came there slightly earlier in italy. they will be wondering why they're part of these restrictions. as an american in europe right now, i will be allowed to return back to the united states, apparently. that seems as though that's a major loophole. because if i were carrying the coronavirus, for example, i could infect other people. this disease knows no bounds of nationality. so restricteding europeans is basically meaningless. it's kind of ridiculous that he would not restrict all people including americans who are returning back to the country. so these restrictions seem more like a political shot fired
rather than any actual practical effort to contain the virus. >> and matt makes a really good point about the fact that if he was in northern italy, the hot zone, so to speak, and coming back from italy in the united states, in theory, he would be allowed to travel just like anyone else. regardless of what their passport is. >> as we said yesterday and as matt just reiterated, this disease does not discriminate in any way, shape or form. >> and house democrats will vote today. among the emergency provisions included are three weeks of paid sick leave. widespread free coronavirus testing, food aid and unemployment insurance. the next hurdle, though, to jump will be getting the white house and senate republicans on board with those provisions. an administration official says the aid package contains proposals on some of the issues the administration agrees are
important. nancy pelosi spoke to steve mnuchin yesterday to try to muster up support. both the house and the senate will begin a week-long recess today. they plan to pass some economic measures beforehand. >> eugene scott, let's talk about this emergency aid package that ayman was just laying out for us. what is the likelihood that this aid package will get passed? and one of the things i didn't see is actual cash, a thousand dollar check to every citizen. a lot of people who aren't able to go to work aren't necessarily going to have enough money to keep the lights on at home. so something as simple as that could be incredibly helpful. >> that is a real concern. we have heard lip ral activists
and lawmakers argue for working class people who rely on customers. people such as servers or barbers who work in public spaces that really need people to come and patronize hr businesses are not receiving that amount of attention and becoming more reliant upon the government for their needs. we're going to see liberal lawmakers trying to make that case to their lawmakers on the other side of the aisle. depending on how seriously representatives on the right are taking this and understand how this is affecting their own constituents and what type of advice they're getting from the white house that could certainly determine their response to this bill and their support for it. >> what are the main obstacles in trying to get this passed?
>> from my sources, one of the major issues seems to be misinformation. depending on how you're viewing this crisis, that shapes how seriously you're taking this and what they are proposing to fix it. depending on where you stand, what you're reading, who you're listening to and who you're taking your cues from, that will determine what you think needs to happen in response to this bill and whether or not you're going to be for it or against it. >> eugene scott for us, thank you so much. we're going to talk to you again in just a little bit. still ahead, former movie mogul harvey weinstein gets
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welcome back, everyone. harvey weinstein last month was convicted of rape and criminal sexual act was sentenced to 23 years in prison yesterday in a landmark victory for the "me too" movement. steveny go stephanie gosk has the details. >> 23 years in prison for harvey weinstein. >> no one thought harvey would ever see a courtroom. >> 20 years for first degree criminal sex acts. three years for criminal rape.
it could mean the rest of his life behind bars. when the judge read his decision, several of weinstein's accusers openly went in court. the defense team vow to go appeal. weinstein denies nonconsensual sex. >> that sentence that was just handed down by this court was object scene. that number was obnoxious. >> weinstein argued for leniency himself telling the judge he felt remorse for this situation, then adding thousands of men are losing due process. i'm worried about this country. i'm totally confused. i think men are confused about these issues. extradition proceedings have already begun for the sexual assault charges weinstein faces in los angeles. but for now, his accusers are celebrating. >> and we're really sort of stunned and it makes me feel a lot of gratification. the american justice system is working. >> an entire movement claiming
victory. stephanie gosk, nbc news, new york. >> and our thanks to stephanie gosk for that report. >> yeah. quite a day. joining us on set, msnbc analyst.danny savoss. i don't think the victims of harvey weinstein thought that number was obnoxious. what do you make of this? because when we all talked on set about this and we talked about the possibility of him getting up to 25 years, we thought that it was likely and you spoke to us through this that he wasn't necessarily going to get that much time. that was extreme circumstances. he got 23 years, pretty astounding here. >> i was very surprised. was it a legal sentence? in all likelihood, yes. sentences fall within the guidelines range and the guidelines range here was five years to 29 years. so it's going to be presumptively a legal sentence. whether or not it's a fair sentence is a totally different question. consider that nationwide sentences for rape and sexual
assault average around 12 years and over 90% of rape and sexual assault defendants are sentenced to less than 20 years. so statistically, this was an outlier. you add to that the fact that -- and this is not an effort to paint harvey weinstein as a sympathetic figure, but he was a first time offender. and generally in the federal and state systems, a first time offender is entitled to a sentence in the lower end of the guidelines range. so for those reasons, and you add to that his advanced age and his ill health, he was a candidate for a lower end of the guidelines sentence. but in all likelihood, it is a legal sentence that will be upheld on appeal. >> i could be wrong, but the judge said something along the lines that maybe your first offense, but it's certainly not the first time you've committed the crime, so to speak. you're talking about this being a bit on of an outlier case, the
district attorney said that this was a landmark case. what is the implication of the -- what is the implication of how this case was prosecuted with the evidence that it had and more importantly the implications now of this sentence for future cases? >> there is a trend in these high profile sexual assault cases where prosecutors are strategically using what's called prior bad acts. they take victims whose cases are no longer prosecutable because of the expiration of the statute of limitations. they're too old. we saw several of these in the harvey weinstein case. and they can bring them in under a rule of evidence that allows to bring them in to show that this defendant did similar things in the past and this is something that prosecutors are using in high profile case toes essentially march in and give victims their day in court without -- >> weinstein has 80 plus or so accusers out there. >> that's right.
you can't bring in everybody who has ever made an accusation. they have to meet certain evidentiary standards. but if they do, prosecutors are using these witnesses and victim toes bolster their case. it is a growing trend in these high profile cases. >> well, it was a monumental moment certainly for victims of sexual assault. that's for sure. thank you. still ahead, as concern over the coronavirus ramps up, we're going to go over yourself and how to keep others staif. back in a moment. helping many people with type 2 diabetes like james lower their blood sugar. a majority of adults who took ozempic® reached an a1c under 7 and maintained it. here's your a1c. oh! my a1c is under 7! (announcer) and you may lose weight. adults who took ozempic® lost on average up to 12 pounds. i lost almost 12 pounds! oh! (announcer) for those also with known heart disease, ozempic® lowers the risk of major cardiovascular events such as heart attack, stroke, or death. it lowers the risk. oh! and i only have to take it once a week.
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welcome back. here have some ways to keep yourself and others healthy. according to the centers for disease control, symptom of the coronavirus include a fever, cough and shortness of breath. these signs generally appear between 2 to 14 days after exposure to the virus. if you believe you have any of these symptoms, it is crucial to alert a health care professional before going to a hospital or
doctor's office. do not just get up and go in so that the facility is prepared. avoid leaving your home, using public areas or transportation and please, if you feel these storms, make sure you wear one of those masks. be sure to watch your hands, avoid close contact with others wrb cover your coughs and sneezes and stay home if you feel sick. let's take a first look at your forecast with meteorologist bill karins. bill, weather conditions and then let's talk a little bit about the krus. >> discuss the science of the flattening of the curve. you're going to hear about a ton over the next week or two. but first, the weather continues with the dangers will weather will continue. today we could get a few tornados in areas of the southern ohio valley and areas of northern tennessee valley. right now, it's not much, just thunderstorms over the areas of
kansas. watch out from memphis to paducah, the onner areas of concern, we have heavy rain into california and arizona. we'll watch for concerns of a flood watch. let's talk about the flattening of the curve. if we don't do all the social distancing, we go up the curve lite like this and at some point we overwhelm the health system. so the reason everything is being done is to help our doctors and nurses and give them a chance to treat people. in italy, you're hearing stories about they have to choose who they're treating because they went past this point. on so we're going to try to do the blue and try to flatten this out. yes, it will last longer, but it will allow the health care system and the nurses and the doctors and the hospital toes be able to keep up with the number of cases.
so the graph that everyone will be watching in the u.s. and around the world is everyone will be curious about where we're going be. so this was done by the financial times information from johns hopkins. this is hong kong and singapore. they have very strict restrictions. they closed schools very early. we are right here. here is the u.s. we were this red line here. so we started slow and then we jumped in the last two days. we are now close to where spain, france and germany are on this chart since the hundredth case. and this dotted line here is the 33% daily increase. so we need this curve to flatten out. everyone keeps comparing south korea. that's this blue line. they flattened their curve with all their testing and all their social distancing. we are shooting up right now in the u.s. we are waiting for that graph of the u.s., our number of daily cases, to flatten out. and one of the issues is that
the cdc, they said after you come in contact with it, it may be 2 to 14 days before you will show symptoms. so if we do all the social distancing and we started in earnest, what, yesterday, two days ago, it could be a week, could be ten days before we start to get that curve bending in the direction we need. >> i will say one of the good news in all of this is that the more symptomatic you are, the more contagious you are. so if, in fact, you are asymptomatic, you're in that first three or four-day period in which maybe you have contracted the coronavirus but you're not showing any symptoms of it, you're not necessarily as constageus as you would be at that 14-day period. so i think it's important to note that in good news. >> and we don't know if we're going to overwhelm our health care system right now and that's what we're trying to avoid to help our nurses and, doctors. >> we can't even test the patients if we don't know who has it and who doesn't.
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welcome back. we begin this half hour with the race for the democratic nomination as senator bernie sanders said yesterday he is pushing forward with his presidential campaign despite joe biden's big win necessary a number of key states. >> sanders addressed reporters in his hometown of burlington, vermont, where he acknowledged biden's front-runner status. >> last night, obviously, was not a good night for our campaign from a delegate point of view. today within i say to the democratic establishment, in order to win in the future, you need to win the voters who represent the future of our country and you must speak to the issues of concern to them. you cannot simply be satisfied by winning the votes of people who are older.
on sunday, i very much look forward to the debate in arizona with my friend, joe biden. and let me be very frapg as to the questions that i will be asking joe. joe, what are you going to do for the 500,000 people who go bankrupt in our country because of medically related debt and what are you going to do for the working people of this country and small business people who are paying on average 20% of their incomes for health care? >> in a you new memo obtained by nbc news, the biden campaign laid out just how difficult it will be for bernie sanders to unclech the gains made by former president joe biden following the wins this week. the biden campaign points out that a sanders rebound would
require, quote, the kind of blowouts that we have seen in mississippi, alabama and virginia where biden won roughly three dozen delegates in those states. pointing out that many of the states have already voted. so senator elizabeth warren is poised not to endorse fwernny sanders for president, several people saying warren is expected to withhold her endorsement from sanders as well as joe biden at this point, choosing to let the primary play out rather than to seek to change its course. the sources add that even before sanders' heavy primary losses on tuesday, warren was reluctant to support him. her camp reportedly viewed sanders' electoral standing as fading. >> joining us once again from washington, d.c., a reporter for "the washington post" eugene
scott. good to have you back with us. what do you make of her decision or the reported decision to withhold endorsing a candidate at this time? >> well, reporting says one of the reasons the senator withheld her endorsement is because she was aware that nothing she would do would have changed the outcome so far of where the election is heading. as we saw in the memo from the biden camp, it would take pretty much a merkel for sanders to undo what is happening and for an endorsement to take him into the lead. suppor supportsers of sanders are very much frustrated. i think what the lawmaker wanted to do was use her voice at a moment where it could have significant power and for her that probably means in a general election and telling her supporters who perhaps may not want to get on the biden train
that that is ultimately what she would needs them to do if all of them are going to defeat donald trump. >> so let's talk about sanders' path forward here with regard to the debate and beyond to the next primaries. is there one? what does that look like? >> it doesn't appear to be one. the voting blocks that he is most popular with have not come out in the numbers that he needs them to to win. he's done well with voters under 30, but their participation rates have been on average of on 1% in many of these states. and older voters are going for joe biden in many states or even the states that sanders is doing best in. too many of them are still going for joe biden. and that appears to be the case with the most liberal voters.
particularly in the south, joe biden has won a larger percentage of the most liberal voters than someone as moderate as him would be expected to and that ultimately has hurt bernie sanders. >> bernie sanders said he had some frank questions for joe biden. come sunday, what do you expect his message to reflect? >> letting him know that he has a vision that is probably more progressive than his critics from the left believe and that listening to the concerns of these voters because he needs their support if eegs going to try to remove president trump from the white house. the kwenls that sanders was
presenting before biden are questions that biden's team was listening to and will likely provide answers to either at this debate or in the future. these aren't really questions just from sanders. these are questions from the electorate who wants to see a more progressive presidency. >> eugene scott, thank you. thank you. let's get the latest on the coronavirus as lawmakers are warned that the sickness will continue spreading rapidly here in the united states. >> i can say we will see more cases and things will get worse than they are right now. how much worse we get will depend on our ability to do two things. to contain the influx of people who are coming from the outside and the ability to mitigate within our own country.
we would hope as we get to warmer weather, it would go down, but we can't proceed under that assumption. this is a really serious problem that we have to take seriously. people always say, well, the flu, the flu does this, the flu does that. the flu has a mortality of 0.1%. this has a mortality of ten times that. >> and fauchi was asked about trump's 2018 decision to disband the white house's global health security team and put its duties under the control of the national security adviser. >> was it a mistake, dr. fauci, to dismantle the office within the national security council charged with global health and security? >> i wouldn't necessarily characterize it as a mistake. i would say we worked very well with that office. it would be nice if the office was still there. >> so in an address to the nation from the oval office last night, president trump down played the risk of the coronavirus.
>> the vast majority of americans, the risk is very, very low. young and healthy people can expect to recover fully and quickly if they should get the virus. the highest risk is for elderly population with underlying health conditions. the elderly population must be very, very careful. in particular, we are strongly advising the nursing homes for the elderly sus spend all medically unnecessary visits. >> meanwhile, stephanie grisham announced the president has decided to cancel his upcoming events in both colorado and nevada. the rjc conference in las vegas has been postponed. vice president mike sense told
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johnson had to say. >> we will continue to iron out the discrepancies that were raised over the last couple of days. and i can't really get into much more than that. but in the meantime, we will issue a notice of our intention to issue a subpoena to blue star and get the records that way. my concern is they have not been cooperative. we'll see whether or not they cooperate. if we can get all the answers, that's great. in if not, we're going to have to use other measures. >> so he was pressed on the fact that why is he launching this investigation now, why is he nos launching an investigation into other alleged grifding taking place. and he responded by something he has been doing these investigations force years and listed investigations that he
had been involved in and all of them actually helped president trump and essentially made the point that a lot of people have been saying which is that he is investigating these things on behalf of president trump to benefit him politically. >> let's switch gears and get a check on your weather. in the ohio valley, we're going to get some tornados this afternoon and this evening. 17 million people at risk. we have decent weather today, areas, no problems in the northeast. a little bit of rain in chicago. dallas could have some storms and still very warm through the southern half of the country. so i still want to give you the scientific graphs to kind of explain, you know, in graph form what's going on with the virus right now. here is another one that tells the story. this shows from the cdc and john hopkins, this shows the number of days since case 50. so that was right here. that's zero. we are this gray line.
notice it was very slow here since we went through 50. then all of a sudden our cases have shot up. now in the u.s., we are following the dotted line. this is the 33% daily growth rate. you notice that we're doing that here. these are all the other. italy, iran is here in the yellow, italy is in the blue. the uk is in the orange. and we are following that trajectory. that's why we're doing all the social distancing. that's why everything is getting canceled because the health system will get overwhelmed here if we continue on this 33% growth rate. that's why we're going to try to make this blue happen, we're going to try to bend the curve. in the days ahead, we'll show where the u.s. cases are. we can't continue on that 33% growth or the hospitals will be overwhelmed and the doctors and nurses, it won't work. that's why what happened yesterday is going to continue to happen. you'll hear more about schools being canceled, schools being canceled. we need to bend that or our
health care system will just -- >> but per aaron's point when we spoke about this earlier, we don't have the capability to test all these individuals so there's likely more cases out there than what are being exhibited on that graph. >> and as a reference point, it took italy from case 1,000 to 10,000, it took italy eight days. we are on the trajectory right now to do it in seven days. >> incredible. hopefully we don't do that. >> take a deep breath. >> thank you so much. >> appreciate it, bill. still ahead, the economic impact of coronavirus. dow futures point to another drop in today's open as trump's oval office address appears to do little to quell fear owes wall street. plus, what the federal government is planning in terms of relief. the story is driving your business there, next. you wouldn't accept an incomplete job from anyone else. so why accept it from your allergy pills? flonase relieves your worst symptoms which most pills don't. get all-in-one allergy relief for 24 hours, with flonase.
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cnbc's willem marx is joining us live from london. another day, willem, another opening here in the united states in a couple hours or so and, once again -- >> not looking good. >> -- not looking good. >> you're right. futures market, the one we use to guess how the market will open, pointing on the dow at least to an 1,100 point drop. massive drop yesterday. the markets have fallen 20% from the recent high, they're now classified as a bear market. that means the bull market over the last 11 years, seeing stock prizes continue to rise. since the great financial crisis, the longest on record, it's officially come to an end. there are a number of reasons for this, of course. one of them though may be that president trump yesterday, in his address, talked about restricting travel from the eu. he didn't seem to offer quite as large a stimulus package for the u.s. economy as we saw by comparison the uk government offer yesterday. we're seeing oil prices plunging. we're seeing u.s. treasury yields very, very low in comparison to recent history.
investors are watching closely to see how the white house, how congress try to work together. republicans and democrats seem to be trying to find common ground around issues like paid leave, more robust on employment insurance, extra help with food supplies for those who need it, and financial aid for small businesses. so far, no agreement. democrats looking likely to put forward a bill today that will try to cover leave, free testing for coronavirus cases, and state support for medicaid. costs will go up and up. >> let me ask you quickly, how does this compare, what you're seeing in the u.s., to what european countries are doing financially? what are they doing to try to bolster economies and markets? >> we've seen the italian government step in, making promises about financial aid. we've seen the germans talking about huge stimulus. the french, as well. italy, the hardest hit country, have closed all bars and restaurants. they're leaving open pharmacies, food stores, and a few other exceptions. it'll have an impact on the way people spend money. >> some good news.
>> before you go, this is your last hit with cnbc. you'll be joining us at -- our team, our family in london. welcome. >> excited for you. welcome to the family. >> i'm excited to be joining. thank you. >> won't be your last hit on "first look" but maybe as a business correspondent for cnbc. >> thanks. up next, a look at axios' one big thing. on "morning joe," the coronavirus enters a devastating new phase as the world health organization declares the sickness a global pandemic. >> what it means here in the united states, as president trump's efforts fail to calm fears. health officials warn the situation will continue to get worse. "morning joe" moments away. hiv controlling, joint replacing, and depression relieving company. from the day you're born we never stop taking care of you.
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they're not sure, this could be months of disruption ahead. every business, every community trying to figure out how they should protect those people, their people. we have harvard students this week going home for the summer. we have workplaces encouraging people to work from home. some of them ordering people to work from home for how long? nobody knows. schools gearing up to have their students work from home. again, we don't know how long. so all of these moves have cascading effect. because one closure begets another. it's a sign of how this crisis hit home. you were talking about the sports. now, it is hitting home where we go to work, where we worship, where our kids go to school. part of that cascade is for business. the shock to the supply chain.
this is only beginning to hit us. so many of our products are either made in china or key components are made in china. axios has been talking to experts around the world. we always cover the collision, the big topics, business, tech, media, politics. they all come together in the coronavirus crisis. we're finding that with the supply chain, as many as three-quarters of american manufacturing companies could have trouble getting supplies they need. here's the thing, the wave hasn't started to hit us. because china was shut down and a lot was in the pipeline, we're hearing that april or may could be when big american manufacturers start to get hit. that's how we know this will be months of crisis, no matter what happens or how it turns out. >> i'll tell you, you talk about the wave of closures, every hour i'm getting text messages from friends or family, where their colleges, schools, universities
have shut down. it really is this gradual buildup, it seems. what type of reaction, if at all, mike, have you been hearing from washington with regards to the president's address last night? >> yeah, so any time that the president is reading an address off a teleprompter, off a script, the president for once is not ad-libbing. he was pretty subdued, right? seemed to clearly be reading. any time that he has to go on twitter to clarify what he means about his own travel ban, senior administration official reaching out to news organizations, further clarifying the fact that european travel ban doesn't apply to u.s. citizens. the president clarifying that it doesn't apply to goods. that is a problem. markets were looking for stability. we see this plummet this morning. they certainly didn't get it. >> i think we're going to -- >> and so that bear market,
which we saw yesterday, taking hold today around the world. >> i think we'll be in a world of economic hurt for the next several hurts. mike allen, as you pointed out, thank you. >> thank you, mike. >> axios a.m. in a little bit. sign up at signup.axios.com. that does it for us. i'm yasmin vossoughian. "morning joe" starts now. finding very little problem. very little problem. treat this like the flu. >> this is the most aggressive and comprehensive effort to confront a foreign virus in modern history. it'll disappear. one day, it'll disappear. we will be suspending all travel from europe to the united states for the next 30 days. we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work. some of them go to work. if you are sick or not feeling well, stay home. the democrats are