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when something is find themselves worlds apart we just of the common ground. live from the world headquarters of our t. american in our nation's capital this is the news with rick sanchez. no again everybody i'm rick sanchez it is tuesday here in washington d.c. and we want to welcome those of you watching us from warsaw to wellington and around the world whether you're tuning in by satellite on t.v. or on portable t.v. the app we thank you for joining our global conversation today we learned the united states has surpassed china in the number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic and on this very day interestingly enough perhaps by no coincidence the united states and russia united states and russia believe it or not have agreed to
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a deal that would allow russian medical supplies and assistance to arrive in the united states the agreement would be historic and it comes at a time when u.s. and russia have been at odds on sanctions nuclear treaties and many other issues but we're going to begin in india. now you remember this remember this video we showed you yesterday of police beating curfew violators in india to persuade them to go self isolate in their homes seemed harsh at the time until you look at some of the new projections for india according to a model created by johns hopkins researchers it's a big number but this is the top end i guess 302500 1000000 people in india 302500 1000000 people could be infected with the cove and 19 of those about 110th that would be what 30 to 50000000 will be in serious or critical condition and need to be hospitalized but here's the problem you know how many ventilators they have over their ventilators essentially
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a breathing machine for patients who can't properly breathe for themselves when they have coronavirus you know how many ventilators india has about 20020008 only has a total of 100000 intensive care unit beds so if you do the math you really do begin to understand what india might be up against and if you i mean go ahead let's let's look at the numbers even if only 10000000 people get seriously ill just 10000000 member there's 1300000000 people in india 10000000 of a good seriously ill and they only have 20000 mental later years. that means 9000000 people will go without or could. now the outlook is grim it means hospitals will have to choose who lives and who dies without a ventilator this is why the modi government is getting backlash with accusations of waiting perhaps too long to act. here's another piece of information that you need to know about india studies are trying to suggest that many people with
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hypertension which is blood pressure or diabetes these are those likely to succumb to get really sick or even die from the virus about a 3rd of india's population is hypertensive one in 10 adults diabetic. ok this is why india with a population of 1300000000 people is a focal point for the corona virus and when the entire world needs to know that and why we're emphasizing it this is the news with rick sanchez where we really do believe it's time to do news again. here is the list of the questions we think you'll be asking tomorrow will indeed be able to slow its death it's death toll which could reach tens of millions how should we react after the death of the 1st infant from corona virus and could go bad t.v. spread to and cause devastation in well migrant camps all over the world including
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syria. all this week we're going to be bringing you this special coverage of the corona virus with updates from around the world and everything you need to know to protect yourself and your family. so what we're learning today is that even supposedly the most sophisticated i mean the most sophisticated health care systems in the world in some of the richest countries on earth like the united states for example and the u.k. even they are not really set up to meet the challenges of this virus so then you can imagine how difficult it's going to be for countries that have even bigger challenges to deal with here's what we're going to be doing for you throughout the day we have correspondents set up and key locations john hardy breaking news out of the child as ground 0. west coast alex mile of educating our asia desk out of toronto all of that for you but we're going to begin in india this is where we're
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being joined right now by photojournalist reshad garba who joins us by skype to bring us up to date on what's going on there can you put a story behind some of the pictures that we've seen we've seen day laborers crowding in places where they look desperate and more apt to spread this infestation is that what you have seen. basically 2 sites of just what you're seeing. the pictures which you have seen about to leave basically don't believe each folks who are rushing to the homes as they don't have a nice old income these. just go to the early and small amount of money and cool back to the home eat food and sleep that it's usually a process for them but as now everything is locked up and it's tough. i
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mean to us and treat people. basically locked up in their homes they have basically stocked up the rishon sound average thing and the end not going anywhere out of their homes they're just going. to be shopping in all these sections of the off site the who was. to be life have been locked up in and you know in a district of. 200000 people as for rushing. around india and government has to take a strict action and all the seaboard. and state governments. basically create shadows on the borders so that you're off those my current people because a lot of speculation was going on. i'm wondering though these numbers that i just shared with our audience about the situation in india it seems startling startling to think that india's health care system is simply not
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prepared it's not prepared to deal with this 2 things y. and b. should president prime minister modi have prepared the country sooner as are saying he should have. so basically. i can see that action could have been taken earlier but people in india have mixed views regarding the log on even if you ask some industries like. on their own big. market in india he seized the log was not supposed to happen in india 99.9 percent of the population is $65.00. and 65 so basically i think this could have been done. but you have to take a logged on means strong hit on the economy and india as
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a struggling right now. from the point of economic and mr modi has to take mr modi has to take on this and i think the action he has taken is good because a lot of people have supported him and yet the system is not prepared but locked off and then also a lot of interests have. to show support and they are creating like. a month so i think. if everyone comes together thank you so much we appreciate that let's stay with this story now joining us is professor locke's main are ya and he is the director of the center for disease in dynamics and economic policy in washington d.c. and he's joining us now from new delhi i want to start with the numbers once again let me make it very plain if there are only some 20000 ventilators in india and they have let's say even just 5000000 people in critical condition
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sounds to me like some very difficult decisions are going to have to be made about who lives and who dies in india correct. rick so the situation with the 30500000000 cases with prior to the current big block and literally the entire country is looked on that should slow down the epidemic quite a bit and remember india law even before that were a huge number of cases and so what we expect to see is probably about 50 to about 80 percent of that number getting knocked down depending on how good the compliances with with this shutdown so we are looking at a smaller number but still as far as you said. exceeding probably the capacity of the system to take on but i believe that the government is now working on ways to expand that capacity very quickly you know that our beds on trains on stevia you
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know a lot like what china did to be but have little bit in almost a few large case. ringback when it does it right but it's smaller than what would have been before if the character of the indian people and are the is the government of india comparable to china to be able to do what china did in 2 months and that in get on the other side of the curve to get my drift professor. i do yeah i do but you have to remember you know india's population is poorer than lots things working against india including the quality of the system but india does manage to do things like you know the world's biggest elections you know conducted really well or you know in addition campaigns in india possibly to get any other country so india can pull off some amazing things and you know remember india's gotten rid of polio before most other countries many other countries so i think the pattern diskin come together to do it but only if everyone
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takes a cedar city and says the lockdown is done but we still are going to have to deal with some cases here how concerned are you about this model that i read to my audience that was put out by johns hopkins and other researchers that really does have some very inflated numbers. well you know if you think of $300000000.00 in the context of india you talk about a country of almost $1400000000.00 so you're talking about a 2025 percent you know infection rate which is roughly in that range of what and remember these models are you quoting all of it up oh $10.00 days. and you know and of course now those projections it probably come down to under $100000000.00 which still is a lot for india but fortunately for india a lot of those cases will be mild and without symptoms because it's a relatively young population yeah 100000000 people infected with corona virus that's still a startling number and you sir are
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a great guest thank you so much for joining us and sharing your expertise professor locke's mine. and from india we continue our coverage around the world this is the news with rick sanchez you're watching our special coverage of covered my team and we're going to be right back.
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so what we've got to do is identify the threats that we have it's crazy to confront a shouldn't let it be an arms race is often spearing dramatic to follow only i'm going to resist i don't see how that strategy will be successful very critical time time to sit down and talk. is you'll be a reflection of reality. in a world transformed. what will make you feel safe.
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isolation or community. are you going the right way or are you being led. by. what is true what is faith. in the world corrupted you need to descend. to join us in the depths. or remain in the shallows. ok it's time to find out what's going on around the world we call it our global coronavirus update desk and john hardy has been manning it doing yeoman's work for us all day long trying to bring us up to date on all the new developments that are coming in from around the world and around the country john take it away. frank
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there were 770 new deaths today right here in the united states the most in one day as the corona virus pandemic worsens and will likely continue to do so president trump was joined by members of the coronavirus task force during a news conference at the white house. with the president saying that the next 2 weeks. quote very very painful and according to various models and graphs that were shown during this press conference the rate of deaths in the united states will likely peak in mid april despite the ongoing efforts to contain the spread of the virus there could be as many as 100-002-2000 extension 00 americans who die from the corona virus as the pandemic stretches into june and possibly even july faced with this sobering possibility the trump administration extended its federal coronavirus safety guidelines through april 30th with more than 75 percent of americans under mandatory stay at home orders in the various states now there are
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more than 184000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the u.s. the highest in the world with the death toll now climbing to more than $3700.00 here in america making it the worst death rate since the attacks on $911.00 this as the c.d.c. is reviewing its guidelines over whether the public should wear masks to see if there's additional value for individuals that may be infected or maybe asymptomatic and on the international front rick china announced more new coronavirus cases people who were asymptomatic though ended up testing positive and were not included in the country's overall coronavirus case total raising concerns about how many more people in china are indeed sick in spain $849.00 new desks were reported today the worst in a 24 hour period would now close to $8500.00 deaths there only italy reported a higher national death toll would now as the latest number stand close 212500
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deaths on a more positive note if you can say that amid all these grim stats and models and projections the rate of coronavirus cases in italy has seemingly dropped it's a basically flattened out if not dropped according to trump administration officials clearly in response to the intense mitigation efforts. that are ongoing there the question here in the united states will more states that are not taking this intense minute geisha approach and adopting these efforts such as florida will they change course and do so those are the latest headlines matthew thanks for bringing us up to date on everything drawn we certainly appreciate it meanwhile tonight some sad news to report the very 1st infant has died in the united states after testing positive for the corona virus it happened in chicago a baby there is much that still needs to be learned in this case but it certainly has the medical community talking more ominous hero or to correspond to a partial suite. the cook county medical examiner's office is undergoing additional
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tests seen on the infant to state and city health officials say contract code 19 and died last week according to a spokeswoman for the medical examiner's office the testing could finish within the next few days the governor admitting how devastating the news is saying quote upon hearing it i admit i was immediately shaken it's appropriate for any of us to grieve today its expression be sorrowful for the family of this small child for the years stolen from this infant we should grieve we should grieve for a sense of normalcy we left behind just a few short weeks ago the shocking death isn't the 1st one to take the life of an infant according to a report published in the new england journal of medicine a 10 month old with the disease died 4 weeks after being admitted to the blue hunt children's hospital chicago respiratory therapist brady scott says he feels overwhelmed by the crowd of virus pandemic this pandemic is is is overwhelming and it's not just overwhelming where i'm at work it's overwhelming in hospitals all
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across the country and we know that in other countries the same is just so many people that need the breathing machines that just simply haven't been good since haven't been. manufactured yet well the announcement of the infant's death remains incredibly tragic health officials say the. jordi of gas are still being seen among the elderly in illinois 85 percent of patients 65 and older are dying from coated 19 the state has 3491 confirmed cases 47 deaths and the ages of those infected range younger than one year 29 years in the u.s. 31 percent of patients with the kind of virus or age 65 and older this age group represents 45 percent of hospitalizations 53 percent of it missions to the intensive care units and 80 percent of deaths. people died there is more proof that there are confirmed cases of corona virus among refugees trying to avoid war torn
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areas of the world the united nations has now called for $1500000000.00 for places like gaza me and bar syria south sudan and yemen you see something in common in all those countries joining us now to revisit this situation is former pentagon official michael maloof i imagine you caught the the similarities right away michael as i maimed off those countries right. oh yes it's you're talking about a concentration where we have some 25000000 refugees and some 40000000 i.d.p.'s are in the internal displaced persons and they all are focusing concentrated in the middle east africa europe asia pacific and the americas just just in the in the middle east so alone you have the concentration the palestinian refugee camps that have been there forever in jordan west bank gaza
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syria lebanon. and you know there are about 1500000 of these camps just in that region. officially but i'm officially you just double that 3 to 4000000 so what we're talking about here is are areas in concentrations of people. that are already are living in very squalid conditions they have no access to medical hardly any medical care whatsoever they're in very crowded and densely populated areas so that it's impossible to do any kind of spacing out as socially distancing yourselves from anybody and and the fact that they cannot get these these vital necessary personal protection equipment. let alone ventilators tells me that if this if the if the virus is to hit these areas these
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concentrations it's going to be kind of catastrophic but cataclysmic catastrophic cataclysmic you did me one better pardon me for being mr obvious but these people did not displace themselves that day. no in many cases no i mean these are these are all mostly war torn in the political e frozen political. conflicts and that's what we're that's what we're looking at today and what we're going to be an invasion here is that the the 1918 spanish flu killed from $50.00 to $80000000.00 people we're talking we're talking numbers upwards of 6570000000 people here that cannot get any kind of assistance whatsoever and indeed where they're located those countries themselves are having it's impossible for them to get get access to any of this kind of assistance i mean i see it in lebanon right now they're in dire straits right now and they're way
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behind the curve and as a consequence. that they're not going to be able to get at the kind of assistance that they need i think that even the industrialized countries are having trouble yeah helping themselves there cannot they cannot come. up with the necessary. equipment in a timely fashion how are these people going to be serviced whatsoever so we're looking at maybe tens of millions of people attentively dying from in these conflicted areas among the refugees and the and the i.d.p.'s yeah if if they don't get that kind of assistance now that 1500000000 that's going to is a drop in the bucket but then how do you how do you try to get things in a timely fashion i think that the answer is that the g 20 countries need to really make a concerted effort to go ahead with production of this equipment and get it to the
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ng and get it out as quickly as possible just to meet our needs but world needs and maybe that will mean that the united states looks more like a humanitarian supplier rather than a killing machine michael maloof with strong words we thank you michael for joining us and sharing all you know about this situation it really is a tough one thank you mike maloof thank you but i got official tonight we revisit the issue of civil liberties when does the government have the right to tell a pastor that he simply can't hold a service with his parishioners and is this the right time a pastor in tampa florida gentleman named robbie howard brown he was arrested yesterday after being warned by a sheriff's that he should not congregate people together because he was putting the population at risk that's a quote from the sheriff the pastor did it anyway and they arrested him does this should this concern you joining us now while of little media to share his thoughts
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on this situation this is complex is a tough one little what are your thoughts. well we talked briefly recently the issue that we have to look at is simply this in the in the constitution and you can refer to it it says specifically that congress shall pass no law that prohibits the free exercise of religion now that that's the 1st thing and congress and states and counties and cities apply as well the question rick is is this a violation this is prohibit this pastor's ability to freely exercise now what a very quick this is rick sanchez con law one o one this is your basic law school course you're the 1st question about any statute is is this religious lee neutral does this apply to everybody or just his church or churches in general number 2 does it target sri speech the free exercise of religion or a behavior that is a part of someone's faith and the most important issue is is there
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a compelling governmental interest here for the state to tell him now rick you know when i know that this church has fire laws you have to have certain exits you can't have 25000 people well they have to follow laws and what let me but i'm glad you said fire because as you know there is a certain clause in i think it was brennan's ruling the supreme court ruling on this where the famous argument we've all heard of yes you have absolute right to free speech in america but you still can't write what you can't yell fire in a crowded theater right one must be of similar to yelling fire in a crowded church so much that people. couple of things it was just as holmes i think a number 2 you can't yell fire in a crowded theater unless it's on fire and that's to what people forget but you know rick let me give an example sometimes it has to deal with do we like these
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religions let me give an example in hialeah there are people in florida right who involve themselves in animal sacrifice on the supreme court and others have said you cannot involve yourself in animal sacrifice even if this is part of your religion however if you are greek and you have the pascal lamb or if you kosher cattle or if you do something to consume it we're talking about here splitting and it may sound display be awful but it depends upon who is this pastor here who are these people and what are the circumstances in totality the circumstance you know don't listen that this is a fascinating conversation i knew you'd love this one as soon as i heard about this yes i love it i immediately thought of you because it's complex and these are the kinds of decisions that we have america as americans should be tussling with and i'm glad we had it great stuff lionel appreciate you having on. but that's our news we want to thank you so much for being with us always want to remind you that some friends looking for a newscast that's not like the other newscast tell us more here tell them or you to
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tell them to go to portable t.v. and i meant to take us with us with them where ever they go. how much answer. the world is driven by a dream shaped by one person. thinks . we. to ask. micrographs friends aren't slights against you know whites or men for example
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there's their slights against women or nonwhites so it's it's always you know the idea is that statements that directed toward a privileged group are interpreted differently than a statement directed toward an oppressed group and so that's kind of the whole framework and it's a it's a political framework that's used the result is of course focusing at least on certain kinds of minor slights and say well rather than ignore them more than we need to call attention to them but it's not all slight so it's a very political in this country. welcomed on contact today we discussed the legacy of the great investigative journalist i f. stone with. all presidents. and they all said every government is run
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by liars but what's really dangerous is when they start believing the half their pedal they start smoking the hash they're peddling you know and i think that's true and i think there's a there's always been a difference look it's always been a way to advance up the career ladder to become just an odd refer to power tell me about it i worked at the premier institution for exactly and then if you don't you become a management problem that's right and stone was a management problem i'm now the editor of the nation and in 1947 stone who was working for pm we should talk a little bit about we'll talk about that. the great investigative journalist stone remains the template for what journalism should be he was a fearless opponent of mccarthyism and the scourge of official liars as d.d. gotten plan puts it in his biography of stone he did what few in his profession could he always thought for himself a good plan argues that the key to stone's achievements.

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