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spread of the virus among young people. florida had reopened its bars in early june, only to shut them down again a few weeks later, after health officials traced a few clusters of cases of coronavirus to people visiting bars. "new day" continues right now. >> florida continues to grapple with skyrocketing daily covid numbers and hospitalizations. >> numbers are going up and it is precarious and we're on the edge. our icus are getting more stressed. >> we're going to have to start moving regular beds into icu beds. this is really straining our health care system dramatically. >> we can turn this thing around in two to three weeks if we can get a critical mass of people wearing face coverings, practicing at least 6 feet of social distancing. >> i am urging all schools to open and providing their students a full-time education. >> i think everybody would like to get our kids back to school as quickly as we can. but we're not going to be rushed into this.
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>> announcer: this is "new day" with alisyn camerota and john berman. >> we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and all around the world. this is "new day." and this morning, the situation is getting worse in 35 states. florida just set the single-day record for new coronavirus cases. florida had more than 15,000 new cases reported on sunday. no state, not even new york at the height of its outbreak has approached that level. that one-day florida number is higher than south korea saw in six months. as i said, 35 states are seeing increases in new cases. many hospitals in texas say they are nearing capacity. some counties are asking for refrigeration trucks, as morgues are reaching capacity. and in houston, local officials are urgently calling for a new lockdown. the governor is resisting that. >> so what do you do when the death toll hits 135,000 and a
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state sets a new record for the number of cases? you attack scientists and go golfing. that's what the white house is doing, launching a coordinated, orchestrated attack on the nation's leading infectious disease expert, dr. anthony fauci. the white house and president are putting out instances where dr. fauci has been wrong. now, this is not just the pot calling the kettle black. it's the whole pot factory, distributor and store, but also the kettle here helped battle aids, ebola, and the flu and the pot suggested ingesting disinfectant. the education secretary cannot even answer a simple question about whether schools should follow the cdc's guidelines. let's begin in florida. cnn's rosa flores is there. the single highest case count that any state has seen in this entire pandemic, rosa. >> reporter: john, just a month ago, you and i were reporting on
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this show that experts were concerned, because florida was reporting about 2,000 cases and here we are. now, florida shattering its daily record with more than 15,000 cases. and if you look at the numbers, these cases account for about a quarter of all of the new cases in the united states on sunday. here where i am in miami-dade county, this is the epicenter of the crisis in florida, accounting for 24% of the state's nearly 270,000 cases and as the experts and leaders here continue to look at those numbers surging, they warned that hospitals are hitting capacity. florida coronavirus cases surging. more than 15,000 cases announced on sunday alone, marking the highest daily number of confirmed cases in the state ever. the test positivity rate in florida has not dipped below 15% since june 25th. governor ron desantis suggested over the weekend that florida will not proceed to the next
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phase of reopening. >> so right now, we're not making any changes, status quo. we want to get this positivity rate down. and as we get in a more stable situation, you know, then we'll take a look at it. >> reporter: hospitals in miami beach are nearing full capacity. >> we're going to have to start moving regular beds into icu beds. so we're clearly being strained at this point. and there's obviously an impact on non-covid cases. which also need to be taken care of. so this is really straining our health care system dramatically. >> reporter: walt disney world reopening some parks, despite the surge. making masks mandatory and barring anyone displaying covid symptoms. georgia seeing an increase in new cases over the past two weeks, after being one of the first states to start reopening. atlanta mayor keisha lance bottoms said she was moving the city's reopening back to phase i, telling residents to stay home, except for essential needs. governor brian kemp calling this merely guidelines and says the mayor could not issue her own
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restrictions. and in northwest michigan, this fourth of july event with hundreds packing the beach causing the health department to issue a possible public exposure advisory, after some partygoers tested positive. and in texas, many hospitals are nearing capacity and governor greg abbott warns that things will get worse in the coming week. 35 states across the country are experiencing an increase in weekly coronavirus cases, but administration officials continue to downplay the surge. >> we are all very concerned about the rise in cases. no doubt about that. and that's why we're meeting regularly, we're surging in assistance, but we are in a much better place. this is not out of control. >> and despite warnings from health experts and school officials, education secretary betsy devos brushing off the risks of reopening schools. >> there is nothing in the data that would suggest that kids being back in school is dangerous to them. in fact, it's more a matter of their health and well-being that they be back in school.
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>> house speaker nancy pelosi firing back, saying devos is putting children and teachers at risk and ignoring the science. >> i think what we heard from the secretary was malfeasance and dereliction of duty. we all want our children to go back to school. teachers do, parents do, and children do. but they must go back safely. >> reporter: now, here's the reality, on the ground in miami-dade county, the 14-day average positivity rate is at 26%. the goal for the county is not to exceed 10%. well, they've exceeded 22% for the past 14 days. as for hospitalizations of covid-19 patients, those have gone up during that same time period by 65%. icus, 67%. consolidators, 129%. and alisyn, when it comes to icu hospitals across the state, 35% are at capacity this morning and 7 of them are right near miami-dade county. >> and that's the really
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troubling part. that's what i remember when i was in new york, that's the thing that got everybody's attention. the hospital capacity. rosa, thank you very much. joining us now is cnn's chief medical correspondent, dr. sanjay gupta, and we'll get to that in a moment, sanjay. first, i just want to ask you about this tension or whatever is happening with dr. fauci. the preeminent expert in our country in infectious diseases, like this. and president trump. you know, the reporting is that dr. fauci hasn't been able to brief president trump in more than a month. president trump has stopped going to the coronavirus task force meetings. and now -- and i know that you spoke to dr. fauci this weekend. i'm just wondering, was he aware that the white house is releasing this list of basically opposition research about him? his so-called mistakes that the trump administration wants reporters to be aware of? >> yeah, he's very aware of it,
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alisyn. i talk to dr. fauci regularly. and i will say even though we don't see him on television, he does remain accessible to me and a few other folks, as well. he's still very interested in getting this information out there. but you're absolutely right. there's sort of been this crescendo. at first, you know, it was the task force meetings, task force briefings sort of going away, then it was a -- best described as an out of sight, out of mind. nobody's necessarily mad at dr. fauci, but he reminds us of something we don't want to think about. and now it's gone more into this attack sort of mode. let's go back and look at the things that dr. fauci has said and point out all the places that he's wrong. let me show you one quick example. this is an example the white house is using to say, dr. fauci, he's a nice guy, but northeahe's not always right. i want you to hear the beginning of this interview and the back part, as well. listen really quick here.
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>> should we be changing our habits? if so, how? >> right now, at this moment, there is no need to change anything that you're doing on day-by-day basis. >> that was february 29th, okay? that's what the white house says, hey, look, he got it wrong, right, no need to change anything on a day-by-day basis. the problem is, they eliminated the rest of what dr. fauci said. so listen to this. >> right now, the risk still low, but this could change. i've said that many times, even on this program. you've got to watch out, because although the risk is low now, you don't need to change anything you're doing, when you start to see community spread, this could change and force you to become much more attentive to doing things that would protect you from spread. >> so there you go. therein lies the context. did everybody know everything at the very beginning of this pandemic? no. that's why in part this is a novel coronavirus, a new
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coronavirus, and so everyone was figure things out. but the point is, is that even back then, february 29th, dr. fauci said, here's the trigger, if we start to see community spread, that changes the game. he wasn't wrong, it was just that that hadn't happen yesterday. that's the point he was trying to make. >> how does dr. fauci, sanjay, feel about these attacks? i think we're getting reporting just in that he's going to be at the white house today for meetings, but does dr. fauci feel like he wants to stick around? >> yes, i think that's very much still the case. i think he wants to stick around. he's feeling a little beaten up by all of this, i think there's no question about it. but he is seeing a lot of support. the national academy is coming to his defense. a lot of the large medical organizations coming to his defense. and then people, you know, making sure to point out that, look, again, we are learning, as we go along here. nobody knew everything from the very start, including dr. fauci,
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but that's very different than saying, hey, the guy was intentionally wrong or somehow misleading in some way, which seems to be the suggestion. but it's a good point. i don't think he wants to go anywhere at this point. he wants to stay on the job. and a big part of his job, still, is the other part of the vaccines and the therapeutics. helping oversee some of that. and that is an ongoing trajectory. those are some bright spots in what is otherwise a gloomy picture here in the united states. nothing is said and done yet, but they are making some considerable progress in the vaccine and therapeutics area >> is dr. fauci, sanjay, worried about losing his job? >> i don't know. i ask him that, he -- i think, as you point out, he is going to the white house today, to have some of these meetings, but i don't think that he knows. it's really sort of been -- he's been a little bit in a black hole, i think, with regard to this. he is seeing some of these attacks come out at the same time that the rest of us see these attacks come out.
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>> it's not so easy. he's a career civil servant ear. so for the president to get rid of him won't be as simple as snapping his fingers and making him go, but i don't think the president wants that fight, either. i'm at a loss, sanjay, for how this saves a single life. that's the part of it to me that is just really makes your head explode here. there are 135,000. it's right there on your screen. 135,000 dead americans from this. florida just had the single highest case count that any state has seen, which is more than south korea has had the entire pandemic. and the president's attacking dr. fauci. i don't see how that savves a single life. >> and through that, we still don't have a national testing program in this country, something we've been talking about since february. there's still no mask mandate. people keep saying, how are we going to turn this thing around? well, there's plenty of realtime data in terms of how other places have turned this thing around, around the world. we can look at those things. and some of it's not that
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complicated. the mask mandate, as we know, goes a long way. we didn't realize how significant an impact the masks could have early on. but now it's become really clear as we look around the world and say, they look really good in other other countries. masks are a big part of it. interviewed dr. robert redfield this past thursday. and that's one of the things he's said. july 9th, we need a national testing strategy in this country. it boggles the mind on july 9th they say, this is something we should mow be doing. we should have been doing this back in january. national testing program, mask mandate. one other thing i want to say about schools in particular. because i think this is obviously coming up a lot as schools are starting to plan. what is the real trigger? we talk about guidance, 6 feet apart, making sure kids are wearing masks. that's obviously all important, but how are these school districts going to understand when to stay hoopen, when to
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possibly shut down, and some of the reporting i've seen over the weekend, talking to people in the administration saying, look, if you have a significant increase five days in a row. if you have five days in a row of increasing numbers in your community, that is a signal that you then have to go dial back, shut down the schools, and then wait for the numbers to come down 14 days in a row. bottom line -- if that sounds familiar, that's because those are the same gating criteria that were released several months ago. they're saying, here they are, follow them, and you can start to get back to some sense of normalcy. >> dr. sanjay gupta, we really appreciate all of the information. thank you. >> you got it. thank you. so florida now has one out of every four new coronavirus cases in the united states. do the officials there think it is time to shut down again? miami's mayor joins us next. (vo) the time is coming for us to get out and go again. to visit all the places we didn't know meant so much. but we're all going at our own speed.
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call or go online today. developing this morning, florida has shattered the u.s. record for the most new cases of coronavirus in a single day. more than 15,000 new cases reported sunday. that's a record for any state during this entire pandemic. in miami-dade county,
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hospitalizations are up 65%. the number of icu patients up 67%. and the number of patients on ventilators up 129%. joining me now is the mayor of miami, francis suarez. mr. mayor, we appreciate you being with us. you are warning your constituents that deaths will increase. what are you seeing? >> well, we're seeing that our ventilators are at an all-time high and there's a percentage of people, unfortunately, who are on ventilators, who do die. that percentage, thankfully, has gone down since the beginning of the pandemic as treatment has improved. but nevertheless, our all-time high back in march, april, was 196 ventilators. we just eclipsed the 200 market. it's inevitable that we're going to see deaths rising in the state and, you know, we're going to -- we're hoping to see things improve over the next couple of weeks, because we are watching a critical level. >> rosa flores reported moments ago that in the state of florida, 35 icu units are at
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capacity. and miami-dade county, 7 of your yuris hospit icu hospitals have reached capacity. what concerns do you have there? >> we have concerns that we have to be able to provide critical care for the people in our community. obviously, we have the ability to be somewhat flexible and provide more icu capacity. i think we can grow capacity over the next couple of weeks, but we have to get control of these numbers. the numbers are out of control. in the state of florida, you're talking about almost 15 times what it was at the high water mark in march/april. and in dade county, you're talking about seven times the high water mark. and that has an effect all the way down -- it trickles all the way down to hospitalizations, as you said, icus and vents and ultimately will impact deaths in our community. >> you say these numbers are out of control. just to be clear, you're saying the pandemic right now in miami is not in control? >> well, i think the numbers are obviously record levels. they're 700% greater than they
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were when we shut down in march/april. we have to flatten the curve. we've got to get people to wear masks in public. and we've got to get control of this. >> the mayor of houston, texas, as well as the county leader there have both called for new stay-at-home orders in that city. what are your considerations there? >> well, it's something we're going to have to consider. i've never taken that off the table. i know the mayor of atlanta also issued something similar. we're looking at it every single day. we understand there may not be federal help this time, which is something that's a concern. we want to make sure whatever we do, we do it consistently. baa we definitely saw a significant, you know, flattening of the curve when we implemented a stay-at-home order in march/april. and if we get to a point where we don't feel that we can care for the people that are getting sick, that's something that we're going to have to strongly look at. >> well, what gets you there? what does get you to the point
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where you will say, we need to institute this order? >> i think what gets us there is our hospital capacity. i think if our hospitals tell us, look, we just are getting to the point where we cannot, you know, risk anymore people getting sick, that's what's probably going to get us there and that's something that we're looking at on a day-to-day basis. >> any positive signs that you're seeing? >> well, before sunday, we were seeing some positive signs and some of the positive signs that we were seeing was after we implemented the masks in public rule, the growth rate before sunday had diminished by about a factor of half. that's something that withresul what happens to that number. we have the department of health call at 9:00 in the morning, when get the numbers given to us in terms of what the actuals are for the day. we'll know what happens to that number. but prior to that, sunday, we were seeing some gains. and unfortunately, we saw what
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happened on sunday. so we'll see how that impacts the numbers. >> it's interesting, you said, right here in this interview, when you did do the stay-at-home orders, you did see things flattening. that is what flattened the curve back when you were doing it. what will flatten the curve short of that? >> you know, we're hoping that the fact that we implemented a mask in public rule, the fact that we have rollbacks of some openings that all of those things together does start flattening the curve. that people just understand that they have to follow the rules. that if they don't follow the rules, things will continue the way that they're going. what we are seeing is a lot of people getting sick at home. what happens is if somebody comes home sick, it takes a while for them to get tested and get their results and they get everyone else in the household sick. that's something that are we are seeing and we've got to message that better, as well. talk about messaging. the president and the white house over the weekend attacking
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dr. anthony fauci. how does that help you in miami? >> it doesn't. i think what we have to do is to have a consistent message all the way down from the federal government to the state government, all the way down to the city of miami. we should have a national and probably a statewide mask in public rule. not just because, you know, the urban areas in florida have already implemented it, but because there's a segment of our population that are not going to listen to anyone other than our federal and state officials. and so, i think, in order for us to get a high level of compliance, we need everybody on the same page, providing a consistent message. >> just to be clear, the president while we were speaking, re-tweeted a statement that said the cdc is lying about the coronavirus. thepresident putting out a message, the cdc is lying about coronavirus. how does that help you? >> it doesn't. and i don't know how it helps
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him. we look to the cdc for guidance. cities like miami do not have a health department. we don't have an epidemiologist. we don't have, you know, experts. we have to cobble those people together from the university system to interpret the data, because a lot of the decisions have been pushed down to local officials are that probably should be done at the federal dissipate level. >> mayor frances suarez, we appreciate your time this morning and we wish you the best of luck going forward. please keep us posted and let us now how we can help. alisyn? >> john, we want to remember some of the more than 135,000 americans lost to coronavirus. lorenzo was a proud employee at mckown medical center in texas for more than 49 years. she was a nurse, treating victims of sexual assault. she's described as one who would always lend a helping hand, put her own needs last, and never looked for recognition. she was 72 years old. billy joe driver had been mayor
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of planton, alabama, since 1984. he had plans to flyer january. driver had a long tenure in public service. he served on the fire department before joining the clanton city council in 1972. his daughter, kim, says he spent the best years of his life dedicated to the city that he loved. he was 84 years old. kimber kimberly chavez lopez bird was a schoolteacher. she and two others contracted the coronavirus after sharing a classroom. bird worked at the hayden winkleman school district for 38 years. so long that she started teaching the children of her former students. bird had previously retired, but she missed the classroom so much that she eventually returned to teach first grade. she was 61 years old. we'll be right back. introducing new voltaren arthritis pain gel, the first and only full prescription strength non-steroidal anti-inflammatory gel
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today, a judge in new york is expected to decide if mary trump, the president's niece, will be allowed to talk about her tell-all book about donald trump. she has been gagged thus far
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from promoting it, though the book will be released tomorrow. joining us now is cnn chief legal analyst, jeffrey toobin. jeffrey, great to see you. so why can she publish the book, but she can't talk about it? >> because -- well, she can -- because of this court order. but frankly, this court order is outrageous, because there is a deeply held principle in american law that there should be no prior restraint. you should not stop people from speaking, stop people from publishing under virtual any circumstances. now, the problem that she faces, potentially, is if she violated her nondisclosure agreement and we don't know if she did, she could have to pay damages. and that would be appropriate. but stopping her from peakispea is something that's really counter to how the first amendment and the courts work, so at this point, i expect the
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judge to say, she can speak, but she may have to live with the consequences. >> speaking of being prevented from speaking, michael cohen, the president's longtime fixer and personal attorney was ferried back to federal prison this weekend. is it because he refused to sign a document saying that he would not publish a book or he would not speak to the media? >> well, that's certainly what his lawyers say. and, you know, when you go to prison, you give up certain rights, obviously. when you are on parole, you give up certain rights. the question in the cohen case is he being singled out for special treatment for -- is he being told that he can't speak because it might damage president trump? that would be wrong. that would be counter to the first amendment. if he's being treated like everyone else, then i don't think he would have a ground to complain. the question is, is this
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restriction on his speech something that everyone gets? or is it just to protect the president? that's something that's very important to know. >> what's the answer? >> i don't know. i mean, i think we need to hear more from the bureau of prisons. we need to hear more -- you know, just more facts. what are the requirements that are imposed on all citizens? i mean, this is an unusual situation, because he was released because of the virus. this wasn't like a normal parole release. so i mean, it's an unusual situation, but it's also an unusual restriction. remember, you know, martin luther wrote letter from a birmingham jail. a lot of people write things in prison that ultimately get published and there's a real question here about whether michael cohen is being singled out, because he's critical of the president. that's something that we need to know. >> well, as far as the reporting i've seen, there's no standard
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probation form that includes language about not being able to speak to the press. >> and -- well, and if that's the case, and if there is something that's being -- that is just designed to silence michael cohen, that would be inappropriate and probably unlawful. you know, the problem for michael cohen is that he has to litigate this from back in prison. and you know, that's -- i mean, it's just a disastrous situation for him, needless to say. >> if you look at the split screen of roger stone, whose sentence was commuted for seven felonies. it was commuted by fthe president, late on friday, and michael cohen going back to prison. at the moment we're told he's in solitary confinement because of having to quarantine. so roger, you know, stone is free to say whatever he wants,
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it appears. and not only that, while roger stone was out on bail, he threatened the judge. he put out a social media post that had like a bullet target by judge amy berman jackson. he almost had his bail revoked. it wasn't like he was a model citizen when he was out on bail. and doing so publicly. so the contrast between the two -- i mean, there's no allegation that michael cohen behaved inappropriately in prison. all he did, apparently, was write a book. but, you know, it's the whole story with how the president and the justice department have treated the president's enemies and how they've treated their friends. you know, michael flynn gets his conviction overturned. roger stone gets a commutation. the whole russia investigation is now under investigation itself by the justice department, but michael cohen,
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who's an enemy of the president gets locked up, apparently, and we'll see whether it's appropriately, simply because he wrote a book. >> we'll also see what the judge decides about mary trump and what she can talk about. >> it's an important thing. people don't realize how unusual prior restraints are and how inappropriate and wrong they are. the idea of telling someone, you can't talk, you can't publish a book is really counter to all of american first amendment law. >> jeffrey toobin, thank you very much. president trump just retweeted a tweet that claims without any proof that the cdc is lying about the coronavirus. why is the president doing this? why is this his focus? we discuss with a former republican lawmaker, next. hike!
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ago, the president of the united states just promoted a statement from game show host chuck woolry, saying that the cdc is lying about coronavirus. and this follows the coordinated white house attacks on dr. anthony fauci. so let this sink in for a moment. what we have here is chuck woolwool ry versus anthony fauci. as an expert just whispered in my ear, this could not humanly get stupider. on the one hand, you have science and the nation's leading infectious disease expert. on the other hand, you have the former host of the love connection. and the president is going with the love connection guy. joining us now, cnn political commentator and former republican congressman, charlie dent. charlie, it would be laughable if not for the fact that 135,000 people have died. >> yeah, john. sometimes, you just have to call crazy when you see it. this is completely inexplicable.
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why would the president of the united states want to undermine the cdc? and the nih for that matter? the crowned jewels of the american public health and medical research system. there's no explanation for it. these -- it's in the president's interests to make sure these organizations are strong and robustly funded and able to answer the nation's questions. and he's doing everything he can, it seems, to undermine him. this defies logic. it's simply crazy, john. >> charlie, chuck woolry? chuck woolry is who the president of the united states wants americans to listen to this morning instead of the man with the decades-long resume of fighting deadly diseases like this? the idea that the white house is putting out this opposition research against dr. fauci who they say has made mistakes. yes, early on, he didn't get it
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100% right, but department tell americans to ingest bleach. >> and dr. fauci has not been well schooled in the art of boot licking and sick infants. and that's the whole problem here. dr. fauci is blunt, he's direct. i had the privilege of working with him. i was on the subcommittee dealing with his department with the nih and the cdc and they gave us unvarnished answers. that's what we expect them to do. they're professionals, they're not politicians. so, again, you just have to call crazy when you see it. and the president expects people, i guess, to work in the white house, in many of these political jobs, the prerecquisie is to be a boot looker and fauci is not. so they're attacking him. undermining his own people is beyond belief. >> i don't see how this savves
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lives. i don't see this as evidence that the president wants to save lives. in fact, i see it as the opposite. let me ask you a question, chuck -- i'm sorry, charlie. i shouldn't call you chuck. could chuck woolry get senate confirmation now to a job in the administration? >> and i'm not even being facetious, because where is the republican party in checking this right now? the president could nominate chuck woolry to an important job tomorrow and he could very well be confirmed. >> well, john, i've been saying for some time, the gop is going to have to start thinking about where it's going post-trumpism. because this presidency could end pretty quickly. the party will have to get to a place where it becomes much more socially sensible, socially tolerant, and more recent regulated free markets. it's in a very bad place. and i would shutter to think that a guy like chuck here, chuck woolry could somehow be
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confirmed to just about anything. i mean, he's the host of some tv show that i've never watched in my life, to be honest with you. and i just don't think that qualifies him for much of anything. i can't imagine -- i would hope that the gop would never confirm somebody as unqualified as him. >> he does try to make love connections, which we need right now. but charlie, i think that the larger point is that with so many people dying in florida, in texas, in alabama, arkansas, with hospitals reaching capacity, are you seeing a shift among people who have been really -- republicans who have been dedicated president trump supporters, at this point? >> as we move closer to the election, many of these members will have to find some separation between themselves and the president. it may be too late for many of them. but i've spoken to many republican members in the house and senate and they are very
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concerned about this coronavirus and they're doing what they can and they see the president constantly stepping on their messages, doing things that are harming not only their constituents, but harming them politically, so i think there's a great deal of frustration and anger within the republican ranks about the president. i just wish more of them would speak up, just as mitt romney and pat toomey did. by the way, the president just called pat toomey a rhino. he was the head of the club for growth. i mean, the whole world has been turned upside down. you're a rhino if you don't agree with the president. there was a time when guys like me were called rhinos and now it's just a matter of whether or not you are 100% behind the president. >> you're a football -- i'm going to change the subject quickly here, because i know, congressman, you're a football fan, an nfc east fan, too. a philadelphia eagles fan. and the washington football team announced overnight that they're going to change their name, finally. they're going to change their name. i want to know your reaction to
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this. >> well, i always kind of stayed out of that fight, but, you know, i know they talked about dropping washington from their name. okay, that's a good one, or back to the dead skins because they haven't been playing well. but on a serious note, it seems like you would never name a team the redskins in today's era, so it's probably right they would change the name. i would probably want to find some name more acceptable and i certainly hope we have a season. >> charlie kedent, it's always pleasure to have you on. thanks so much for being with us today. >> thanks, john, thanks, alisyn. brazil quickly approaching 2 million coronavirus cases. that's the second highest total in the world. we have a live report with new concern for the most vulnerable people in that country, next.
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the number two virus hot spot in the world, brazil is nearly 2 million coronavirus cases. the country's indigenous people are dying at an alarming rate, amid a battle for their land and their lives. cnn's bill weir live in brazil for us this morning with much more on that. good morning, bill. >> reporter: good morning, john. as could you imagine t is a different experience battling covid-19 if you're one of the original brazilians as opposed to the elites running the country now. certainly a different experience for most of the 200 million
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brazilians compared to their president. a long lens found brazil's most famous covid-19 patient up and about this weekend and this twittie selfie was part of a post that informed the nation they are on the veshrge of recession, he called for families to depoliticize the pandemic as "misinformation was used as a weapon." to his critics that, is outrageous, since president bolsonaro defied a judge's orders to wear a mask in public. he has a team of doctors and own palace icu at the ready, hospitals across his country are jammed. here in the geographic center of brazil, a husband and wife suffer in adjoining beds. a son comforts his ailing father and their doctor is still regaining his strength after ten
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days in intensive care. >> so today, my boss is inside with the ventilation, with tube. >> reporter: really? >> yes. be better. >> reporter: oh, my gosh. >> and not respond to chloroquine. >> reporter: it is one of the cheap drugs pushed by bols in a w bolsonaro was a cure. the doctor has tried them all with wildly mixed results. >> i don't know what to do, what i do. water. >> reporter: yes, water. >> yes. >> reporter: you're trying everything you can. >> yes, yes. it's a new disease. it's a new pandemic. so we don't have things to do. >> reporter: right. he says it's even more challenging treating the indigenous brazilians who once had this edge of the amazon to themselves but are now
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surrounded by farms and ranches. a soybean trucker first brought covid-19 in this region, and it is tearing through a community, already struggling with vulnerable immune systems, diabetes, and a deep mistrust of the outside world. "i would like jair bolsonaro to stop talking stupid nonsense" this man tells me. "the doctors have to prescribe, not the president. his government did not take prevention seriously. did not prepare." the indigenous leader was on a ventilator when his mother died of covid-19. "we have a very strong spirituality, so she was there and took my hand and told me that i'll get out of this, to take care of my people. five days later, my father died." as the pandemic spread, brazil's congress passed a bill that would provide clean water, kiss
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infectant and hospital beds for this country's 850,000 indigenous natives. last week those efforts were vetoed by jair bolsonaro. now the congress can override that veto, but it's such a grim state of affairs. officially there's about 1,000 indigenous brazilians infected now close to 500 deaths. it's likely the numbers like the rest of the country are woefully unreported due to a really, really dire lack of testing here. john? >> i'll take it, bill. what a remarkable story and just hearing from that man who lost both parents, thank you very much for all that. a growing outbreak of coronavirus at u.s. military bases in japan. cnn has reporters covering the pandemic around the world for you. >> i'm ivan watson in hong kong. more than 35,000 u.s. marines and family members stationed on
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okinawa are on virtual lockdown after at least 94 u.s. personnel tested positive for coronavirus. now, okinawa hadn't seen any confirmed cases for more than two months. the japanese governor of the island says he's shocked. he's expressing doubt about the infection prevention measures that the u.s. has adopted against the pandemic, until now. i'm kristie lu stout in hong kong. the w.h.o. has sent a two-member team to china to set up a probe to look into the origins of the novel coronavirus. now, they are experts in animal health and epidemiology. we also know they're out to determine the agenda and scope of a broader investigation, so this is still very much early on in the process, and while in china, they will try to answer two very key questions. number one, the virus exists in bats but did it go through an
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intermediate species or other animal host and how did the virus make the leap from animals to humans? i'm oren lieberman in jerusalem. some of the major numbers are going in the wrong direction. coronavirus cases are surging with more than a thousand new cases over the past week and unemployment is rising hitting 21% this week, according to the israel employment service and perhaps because of that, the protests are growing. thousands turned out in tel aviv for a protest against the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis, and the economic fallout. some people holding signs that said "economic war" and "free the money." one number that is falling, prime minister benjamin netanyahu's approval rating of handling of the coronavirus. it was in the mid-70s in mid-may, now below 50% and appears to be on pace to keep falling. meanwhile the situation not much better in the west bank. the palestinian authority extended closures to keep
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covid-19 under control. according to india's ministry of health over 800,000 cases are reported and 300,000 remain active and also recorded its biggest single-day jump in covid-19 numbers with over 28,700 new infections being reported on sunday. bollywood superstar along with his son has been hospitalized after being tested positive for covid- covid-19. his daughter-in-law and her 8-year-old daughter have also been infected. >> our thanks to our correspondents there and "new day" continues right now. florida continues to grapple with daily numbers and hospitalizations. >> we still have capacity but it causes me a lot of concern. >> we are concerned about the rise in cases but we are in a
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much better place. this is not out of control. >> we continue to have a real challenge with testing. we are setting records of the type you don't want to set. >> educators across the country are trying to find a way to get students back in classrooms safely. >> there is nothing in the data that would suggest that kids being back in school is dangerous to them. >> we all want our children to go back to school, but they must go back safely. >> announcer: this is "new day" with alisyn camerota and john berman. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. this is "new day." and honestly, this day is already messed up in ways that are just deeply concerning. we have new records in cases and new records in inanity. the pandemic set new records and the. the is promoting the medical violence of chuck woolery, the game show host. florida shattered the single-day record for positive cases, more than 15,000 cases. no state has had that many cases
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in a single day since this began. that by the way is more cases than south korea has reported since the start of the pandemic in total, the whole country over six months combined. this morning 35 states all the states you are seeing there in red are seeing new cases, an increase in new cases of coronavirus. many hospitals in texas we are told are nearing capacity this morning. some counties there are asking for refrigeration trucks as the morgues begin to fill up. officials in houston, top officials are now calling for a new lockdown there. as hospitals reach capacity, the trump administration is trying to damage the reputation of the country's top doctors and scientists. moments ago, as john said, the president retweeted then deleted the comment from game show host chuck woolery filled with all kinds of madness. the trump administration also has released a list of negative research on dr. anthony fauci, in other words, they are

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