NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – March 17th, 2020 | NBC Nightly News

NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) – March 17th, 2020 | NBC Nightly News


>>>BREAKING NEWS
TONIGHT. AMERICANS ON VIRTUAL
LOCKDOWN TO SLOW THE
SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS.
RESIDENTS IN THE
COUNTRY’S LARGEST CITY, NEW YORK, TOLD A
SHELTER IN PLACE ORDER
COULD BE COMING WITHIN THE NEXT 48 HOURS.
THE SAN FRANCISCO AREA
NOW UNDER THE TIGHTEST RESTRICTIONS IN THE
COUNTRY.
7 MILLION PEOPLE TOLD TO STAY IN THEIR
HOMES.
FROM COAST TO COAST EMPTY STREETS,
BUSINESSES CLOSED.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO KNOW THE EXTREME
MEASURES ARE WORKING
WHAT HEALTH OFFICIALS SAID TODAY, AND THEIR
URGENT PLEA TO YOUNG
PEOPLE >>>ALSO GROWING
MEDICAL CRISIS
THE BACKUPS AT DRIVE-THRU TESTING
SITES.
THE NEW WARNING FOR HOSPITALS FLOODED WITH
PATIENTS
>>SEEING A LOT OF PEOPLE FREAKING OUT.
>>Reporter: AND
OFFICIALS SOUNDING THE ALARM ABOUT THE
CRITICAL SHORTAGE OF
VENTILATORS. PRESIDENT TRUMP
PROMISING RELIEF FROM
THE DEVASTATING ECONOMIC IMPACTS
THE ADMINISTRATION
SEEKING A $1 TRILLION EMERGENCY STIMULUS
PACKAGE.
ALSO UNDER CONSIDERATION, SENDING
CHECKS DIRECTLY TO
AMERICANS. THE DRASTIC ACTION IN
EUROPE
THE EU CLOSING ALL ITS BORDERS FOR AT LEAST
THE NEXT MONTH
>>>VOTING IN THE MIDD
MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC
THREE STATES HOLDING PRIMARIES BUT SEVERAL
PRECINCTS FAILING TO
OPEN AND OUR EXPERTS
ANSWERING QUESTIONS.
IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS SHOULD YOU AVOID A
WIDELY USED
PAINKILLER >>Announcer: THIS IS
“NBC NIGHTLY NEWS”
WITH LESTER HOLT >>>GOOD EVENING
WE SEEM TO BE REACHING
A POINT IN WHICH LITTLE IS OFF THE
TABLE IN TERMS OF
CONTROLLING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
THE MAYOR OF NEW YORK
CITY TODAY TELLING RESIDENTS TO PREPARE
TO SHELTER IN PLACE.
THE DECISION HE SAYS TO BE MADE WITHIN THE
NEXT 48 HOURS.
IT WOULD FOLLOW STRICT MEASURES THAT TOOK
EFFECT IN THE SAN
FRANCISCO BAY AREA TODAY.
ALSO AN EXTRAORDINARY
PLEA TO THE YOUNG TODAY.
OFFICIALS SAY THEY
HOLD THE KEY TO WINNING THIS FIGHT
WE HAVE SO MUCH TO
TELL YOU ABOUT TONIGHT.
LEADING OFF OUR TEAM
IS MIGUEL ALMAGUER >>Reporter: TONIGHT
IN COMMUNITIES BIG AND
SMALL THIS IS THE NEW NORMAL AS THE
CORONAVIRUS CRISIS
CHANGES DAILY LIFE AS WE KNOW IT
NEW YORK CITY
ANNOUNCING IT COULD SOON FOLLOW THE BAY
AREA’S SHELTER IN
PLACE DIRECTIVE. 7 MILLION PEOPLE TOLD
TO GO HOME AND STAY
HOME CABLE CARS HERE ARE
IDLE
SNARLED TRAFFIC OVER THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE
IS GONE AS THE MAYOR
WORKS IN AN EMPTY CITY HALL
>>WHAT WE HAVE DONE
IS REALLY WHAT SHOULD BE HAPPENING ALL OVER
THE COUNTRY.
>>Reporter: THE 3-WEEK ORDER, THE MOST
DRAMATIC IN THE NATION
JUST BEGINNING TO IMPACT FAMILIES WHO
CAN STILL GO OUTSIDE
BUT MOST AVOID PUBLIC GATHERINGS
OUR JAKE WARD LIVES IN
OAKLAND. >>THIS IS OUR REALITY
FOR THE NEXT THREE
WEEKS. WE’RE GOING TO BE
EATING OUT OF OUR
KITCHEN, TAKING CONFERENCE CALLS AT
OUR DINING ROOM TABLE
AND HOME SCHOOLING OUR KIDS EITHER NONE OF US
IS A QUALIFIED
TEACHER. ALL OF THAT IS GOING
TO BE A REAL
CHALLENGE. >>Reporter: THE
DRASTIC MEASURES IN
THE BAY AREA COULD SOON BE ADOPTED IN THE
EERILY QUIET NEW YORK
CITY THE MAYOR SAYS WITHIN
48 HOURS THE CITY
COULD BE ORDERED TO SHELTER IN PLACE
THE GOVERNOR TODAY
>>THIS IS AN EXTRAORDINARY TIME IN
THIS NATION’S HISTORY.
IT WILL GO DOWN IN THE HISTORY BOOKS AS ONE
OF THOSE MOMENTS OF
TRUE CRISIS. >>Reporter: NEW YORK
STATE HAS THE MOST
CASES OF CORONAVIRUS WHILE ACROSS THE
COUNTRY IN WASHINGTON
STATE THE DEATH TOLL IS THE HIGHEST
TODAY IN DALLAS,
CLEVELAND, SEATTLE AND ROCHESTER MANY WAITED
FOR HOURS TO BE TESTED
FOR THE VIRUS. THE WHITE HOUSE IS NOW
URGING MORE AMERICANS
TO CONNECT WITH DOCTORS BY PHONE OR
SKYPE HOPING TO UNCLOG
OVERRUN EMERGENCY ROOMS WHILE THE YOUNG
ARE MOST LIKELY TO
RECOVER FROM COVID-19 THEY’RE ALSO MORE
LIKELY TO SPREAD IT TO
SOMEONE WHO WILL NOT >>WE CAN’T DO THIS
WITHOUT THE YOUNG
PEOPLE COOPERATING PLEASE COOPERATE WITH
US
>>Reporter: BUT CLOSING THE GYMS,
THEATERS AND SHOPPING
MALLS ALL AIMED AT REDUCING TRANSMISSION.
>>IT PROBABLY WOULD
BE SEVERAL WEEKS AND MAYBE LONGER BEFORE WE
KNOW WE’RE HAVING AN
EFFECT >>Reporter: WITH OHIO
POSTPONING ITS PRIMARY
TODAY FLORIDA CARRIED ON AS PLANNED.
THOUGH STARTING AT
MIDNIGHT THE GOVERNOR HAS ORDERED ALL BARS
AND NIGHTCLUBS TO
CLOSE AND RESTRICTING PUBLIC BEACHES WHERE
LARGE GROUPS OF SPRING
BREAKERS HAVE GATHERED
EVEN THE KENTUCKY
DERBY POSTPONED FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE
WORLD WAR II
>>HEY, OLD-TIMER. HOW ARE YOU DOING
TODAY?
>>Reporter: BUT TONIGHT AMERICANS ARE
FINDING WAYS TO STAY
CONNECTED IN THIS NEW REALITY.
IN NORTH CAROLINA
CARLY BOYD CAME TO SHOW HER GRANDFATHER
SHE’S NOW ENGAGED.
THIS SWEET LIFE MOMENT A REMINDER WE ARE ALL
SEPARATED TOGETHER
THERE ARE MORE STAGGERING NUMBERS OUT
THERE TODAY.
THE TSA SAYS 1 MILLION FEWER PEOPLE TRAVELED
YESTERDAY THAN
COMPARED TO A YEAR AGO AT THE SAME TIME
AN AIR-TRAFFIC CONTROL
PERSONNEL HAS ALSO GOTTEN SICK AT MIDWAY
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
THEY ARE STILL SLOWING DOWN OPERATIONS THERE.
IN THE MEANTIME WE
ALSO KNOW THE DEATH TOLL HAS CLIMBED TO
OVER 100 IN THIS
COUNTRY. AND LESTER BUSINESSES
ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY
INCLUDING IN OUR NEWSROOM, THEY ARE
GOING TO A STANDSTILL.
EVERY SEAT IN THIS BUILDING IS TYPICALLY
BUSY ON A BUSY NEWS
DAY. THAT IS NOT IT CASE
TODAY.
THIS IS THE NEW REALITY AT WORKPLACES
ALL ACROSS THE
COUNTRY. >>THAT PICTURE YOU
SHOWED OF THE YOUNG
WOMAN VISITING HER GRANDFATHER THROUGH
THE WINDOW IS
ABSOLUTELY HEART BREAKING
>>>LABS AND
VENTILATORS FOR CIVILIAN USE AND
POTENTIALLY CALL UP
NOR NATIONAL GUARD TROOPS AS PEOPLE
ACROSS THE COUNTRY
RUSH TO FIND MORE TESTING SITES.
WITH THAT HERE’S TOP
COSTELLO >>Reporter: ACROSS
THE COUNTRY DEMAND FOR
COVID-19 TEST IS EXCEEDING CAPACITY
IN BIRMINGHAM,
ALABAMA, THE LINE OF CARS SO LONG IT
SNARLED HIGHWAY
TRAFFIC. A DOCTOR DETERMINING
WHO SHOULD AND
SHOULDN’T BE TESTED. MORE DRIVE-THRU
TESTING ALONG LONG
ISLAND AND THE EASTERN SHORE OF MARYLAND.
MARYLAND PLANS TO TURN
ITS AUTO EMISSIONS STATIONS INTO COVID-19
TESTING.
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAYS PUBLIC AND
PRIVATE LABS HAVE NOW
PROCESSED APPROXIMATELY 59,000
TESTS SO FAR
NBC’S MORGAN CHESKY IS IN DALLAS.
>>HERE AT THIS
DRIVE-THRU CLINIC ANYONE CAN SHOW UP
BUT TO GET THAT
PRECIOUS COVID-19 TEST PATIENTS HAVE TO TEST
NEGATIVE FOR
SEASONINAL FLU, STREP THROAT OR TELL DOCTORS
THEY HAVE COME INTO
CONTACT WITH A POSITIVE CASE.
>>Reporter: THE
NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES RISING BY THE
DAY.
TODAY WE CHECKED BACK WITH DR. RYAN KAYWHO
RUNS THE E, OUTSIDE
SEATTLE. IN THE PAST FIVE DAYS
THE NUMBER OF PATIENTS
WITH RESPIRATORY COMPLAINTS HAS JUMPED
25%.
>>I AM WORRIED WE ARE GOING TO EXCEED OUR
TOTAL BED CAPACITY FOR
THE NORTHWEST REGION OF WASHINGTON IN A
SHORT PERIOD OF TIME
IN THE NEXT ONE TO TWO WEEKS.
>>Reporter: ELIZABETH
SNIDER TESTED POSITIVE AFTER BEING SICK WITH
WHAT SHE THOUGHT WAS
THE FLU. HER TEMPERATURE
PEAKING AT 103
>>I FELT PRETTY AWFUL FOR ABOUT FIVE DAYS I
WOULD SAY, AND THEN ON
THE SIXTH DAY I STARTED FEELING
BETTER
AND THEN THE SEVENTH AND EIGHTH DAY IS
REALLY WHEN I KIND OF
BROKE THROUGH A WALL >>Reporter: IN ST.
LOUIS ANNE ALLRED HAS
BEEN ORDERED TO STAY HOME HAVING UNDERGONE
A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT
THREE YEARS AGO SHE TAKES MEDICINE DAILY
THAT SUPPRESSESHAIR
IMMUNE SYSTEM. >>WHEN ASKED WHAT
WOULD HAPPEN IF I
CONTRACTED CORONAVIRUS I WAS TOLD ANYTHING
BETWEEN PNEUMONIA AND
DEATH. SO I’M TAKING IT
SERIOUSLY AND FEEL
VERY LUCKY TO BE ABLE TO WORK FROM HOME.
>>Reporter: THE FIRST
CLINICAL TRIALS FOR A POSSIBLE VACCINE ARE
UNDER WAY WITH 45
HEALTHY VOLUNTEERS AMONG THEM JENNIFER
HELLER
>>EVERYONE FEELS SO HELPLESS RIGHT NOW,
AND I WAS SO EXCITED
TO FIND AN OPPORTUNITY WHERE I COULD ACTUALLY
DO SOMETHING TANG
TANGIBLE TO HELP EVERYBODY.
>>Reporter: PRO
PUBLICA FINDS ANY UNDER PANDEMIC
SCENARIO THE NATION’S
IESHLGS CUs WOULD BE OVERWHELMED AND THE
COUNTRY WOULD NEED
FOUR TIMES AS MANY BEDS AS IT CURRENTLY
HAS.
LESTER >>SOME HARSH NUMBERS
THERE.
TOM COSTELLO, THANKS AND WITH THE ECONOMY
REELING TONIGHT THE
TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND CONGRESS ARE A
WORKING ON A MASSIVE
STIMULUS PACKAGE THAT COULD BE UP TO
TRILLION DOLLARS IN
AID. THAT SENT THE STOCK
MARKET SURGING TODAY
WITH THE DOW GAINING MORE THAN 1,000
POINTS
OUR PETER ALEXANDER IS AT THE WHITE HOUSE
>>Reporter: TONIGHT
THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS
PUSHING A HUGE NEW
PRESCRIPTION TO TRY TO BOOST THE DEVASTATED
ECONOMY.
SENDING CASH DIRECTLY TO AMERICANS
>>WE’RE LOOKING AT
SENDING CHECKS TO AMERICANS IMMEDIATELY.
AMERICANS NEED CASH
NOW, AND THE PRESIDENT WANTS TO GET CASH NOW.
AND I MEAN NOW IN THE
NEXT TWO WEEK. >>Reporter: THE
PRESIDENT PROMISING
WHAT HE CALLS BOLD ACTION
>>WE DON’T WANT
PEOPLE LOSING THEIR JOBS OR NOT HAVE MONEY
TO LIVE WHEN THEY WERE
DOING VERY WELL JUST FOUR WEEKS AGO
SO WE’RE GOING BIG AND
THAT’S THE WAY IT’LL BE
>>Reporter: TONIGHT
THE WHITE HOUSE IS PROPOSING WHAT WOULD
BE ONE OF THE LARGEST
EMERGENCY AID PACKAGES ERVIN THE RANGE OF A
TRILLION DOLLARS
SO FAR NO WORD ON HOW BIG THOSE CHECKS WOULD
BE, BUT NOT EVERYONE
WOULD GET ONE. >>WE DON’T NEED TO
SEND PEOPLE WHO MAKE
$1 MILLION A YEAR CHECKS
>>Reporter: IT’S NOW
UP TO CONGRESS HOW MUCH THEY’RE WILLING
TO SPEND
IT ALSO INCLUDES EMERGENCY LOANS FOR
SMALL BUSINESSES AND
BILLIONS FOR THE HARLDEST HIT
INDUSTRIES LIKE THE
AIRLINES AND MEANWHILE
PRESIDENT TRUMP TODAY
INSISTING HIS TONE HAS NOT CHANGED.
>>THIS IS A PANDEMIC.
I FELT IT WAS A PANDEMIC LONG BEFORE
IT WAS CALLED A
PANDEMIC >>Reporter: ALSO
TONIGHT SOME RELIEF
AHEAD OF NEXT MONTH’S TAX DEADLINE
WHILE THE
ADMINISTRATION IS I URGE CANNING PEOPLE TO
FILE ON TIME, THEY SAY
IF YOU OWE THE IRS MONEY YOU’LL GET AN
EXTRA 90 DAYS TO PAY
IT WITH THE INTEREST AND PENALTIES WAIVED
LESTER
>>PEOPLE CAN TAKE ANY HELP THEY CAN FIND
RIGHT NOW.
PETER, THANK YOU >>>FOR SOME THAT
RELIEF FROM THE
GOVERNMENT CAN’T COME FAST ENOUGH WITH MANY
SMALL BUSINESSES AND
THEIR WORKERS ALREADY FEELING THE PAIN
HERE’S GABE GUTIERREZ
WITH THAT. >>Reporter: AS THE
PRESIDENT TOUTED
FINANCIAL RELIEF TODAY PETER WATCHED IN
FRUSTRATION.
>>THERE’S NOT ENOUGH INFORMATION.
WE DON’T KNOW WHAT
WE’RE GOING TO GET FROM THE GOVERNMENT,
WHAT TYPE OF HELP.
>>Reporter: HE AND HIS COUSIN RUN NEW
YORK’S WESWAY DINER, A
THEATER DISTRICT STAPLE
OVERNIGHT HE SWITCHED
TO ONLY TAKE OUT ORDERS
>>IS IT SUSTAINABLE
TO JUST FULFILL TAKE OUT AND DELIVERY
ORDERS
>>NO. >>Reporter: BUSINESS
IS DOWN 95%.
WHAT’S YOUR MESSAGE TO PRESIDENT TRUMP?
>>WE NEED HELP NOW.
>>Reporter: FROM COAST TO COAST SMALL
BUSINESSES ARE GROWING
INCREASINGLY DESPERATE.
FROM THE RESTAURANT
INDUSTRY IN ILLINOIS >>FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
REALLY NEEDS TO STEP
UP AND SUPPORT THE RESTAURANT HOSPITALITY
INDUSTRY IN 2020 LIKE
THEY DID IN 2008 FOR THE AUTO INDUSTRY.
>>Reporter: TO A GYM
IN CONNECTICUT >>THE BOTTOM LINE FOR
US, IT’S STRESSFUL,
YOU KNOW, BECAUSE WE HAVE MORTGAGES AND
TAXES.
>>Reporter: TO AUSTIN, TEXAS, WHICH
CLOSED ITS BARS AND
RESTAURANTS TODAY. ANXIOUS MUSICIANS
WATCHING THE
SELF-DESCRIBED LIVE MUSIC CAPITAL OF THE
WORLD GETTING QUIETER
BY THE HOUR. >>WHAT I REALLY WORRY
MY FRIENDS IN THE
BUSINESS I KNOW THAT WORK GIG TO GIG AND
HAND TO MOUTH.
>>Reporter: THIS IS NO RIPPLE EFFECT
IT’S A TIDAL WAVE.
FOR THE TRAVEL INDUSTRY, TOO, TOP
EXECUTIVES MET WITH
PRESIDENT TRUMP AT THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY.
>>WE KNOW YOUR
INDUSTRY IS AMONG THE HARDEST HIT BY THE
ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE
VIRUS. >>Reporter: AS
MARRIOTT ANNOUNCED IT
WAS PREPARING TO FURLOUGH TENS OF
THOUSANDS OF WORKERS
AT THE WESTWAY DINER WHAT STINGS THE MOST
IS THE UNCERTAINTY
>>IT HURTS A LOT BECAUSE WE GREW UP IN
THIS BUSINESS.
THIS IS OUR HOME, AND THIS IS OUR CUSTOMERS’
HOME
WE’RE FAMILY HERE. IT’S A BIG FAMILY.
>>Reporter: MANY
SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS WE SPOKE WITH SAY THEY
PLAN TO DIP INTO THEIR
SAVINGS TO PAY FOR RENT, BUT THEY DON’T
KNOW HOW LONG THEY’LL
BE ABLE TO AVOID LAYOFFS.
LESTER
>>GABE, THANK YOU TO IN AN EMPTY TIMES
SQUARE
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
THREE STATES, ARIZONA,
FLORIDA AND ILLINOIS, HOLDING PRESIDENTIAL
PRIMARIES TODAY AFTER
OHIO DELAYED ITS CONTEST.
NBC’S KERRY SANDERS IS
IN FLORIDA >>Reporter: PRIMARY
VOTING IN THE AGE OF
CORONAVIRUS. HAND SANITIZER
ENCOURAGED
AND IN ILLINOIS TODAY, BLUE TAPE ON THE FLOOR
TO KEEP VOTERS 6 FEET
APART. JERRY PERKEN’S
PERSONAL PROTECTION,
HIS WINTER GLOVES. >>I’M DOING
EVERYTHING I CAN TO
KEEP MYSELF SAFE >>Reporter: IN
ARIZONA AN ESTIMATED 1
IN TO 25 VOTERS SHOWED UP TODAY WEARING A
MASK INCLUDING
82-YEAR-OLD SHARON MAXWELL.
>>AND YOU VOTED
>>I SURE DID. >>Reporter: IN
FLORIDA WEARING
SURGICAL GLOVES. 25% OF FLORIDA IS OVER
AGE 65
AND CORONAVIRUS WAS NOT GOING TO DISSUADE
YOU.
>>NO. >>Reporter: AND ALSO
PROBLEMS
POLL WORKERS AFRAID. THEY DIDN’T SHOW UP
THIS MORNING LEAVING
VOTERS ZRAMBLING IN PALM BEACH COUNTY
AT LEAST 17 PRECINCTS
FAILED TO OPEN >>I DON’T THINK I’M
GOING TO VOTE, NO.
>>Reporter: BECAUSE YOU JUST DON’T WANT TO
GET CLOSE TO SOMEBODY?
>>JUST FOR MY OWN PROTECTION
>>Reporter: OHIO
GOVERNOR MIKE DEWINE POSTPONED HIS STATE’S
PRIMARY TODAY.
>>NO ONE WILL HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THEIR
CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS
AND RISKING THEIR HEALTH
>>Reporter: OTHER
STATES AND PUERTO RICO WITH UPCOMING
PRIMARIES NOW DOING
THE SAME AS THE HEALTH OF THE NATION TAKES
CENTER STAGE
DESPITE SOME HICCUPS WITH FLORIDA’S VOTING
SYSTEM TONIGHT NBC
NEWS PROJECTS JOE BIDEN TAKES THE STATE,
AND WITH IT 219
DEMOCRATIC DELEGATES LESTER
>>ALL RIGHT, KERRY
SANDERS IN FLORIDA THANK YOU.
WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK IN
60 SECONDS WITH THE BORDER CRACKDOWN IN
EUROPE
AS THE PANDEMIC EUROPE
AS THE PANDEMIC
SPREADS THER WILL CLOSE ITS
EXTERNAL BORDERS NOR
30 DAYS AS CONCERN GROWS AT THE
STAGGERING LOVELL OF
INFECTION SEEN OVER THERE COULD PLAY OUT
HERE IN THE U.S.
KEIR SIMMONS HAS MORE FROM LONDON NOW.
>>Reporter: TONIGHT’S
CORONAVIRUS DRIVING EUROPE INTO CRISIS
WITH CHECKS AT
NATIONAL BORDERS. ITS UNITY TESTED IN
WAYS NOT SEEN SINCE
THE LAST CENTURY. MOST TRAVEL INTO THE
CONTINENT NOW BANNED,
WHILE THE FRENCH ARE FINED IF THEY GO OUT
WITHOUT GOOD REASON.
A SENIOR WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION OFFICIAL
TELLING NBC NEWS TODAY
AMERICA WILL SOON SEE EUROPEAN-SCALE
INFECTIONS.
>>>WHAT THEY’RE SEEING IN EUROPE, IN
YOUR VIEW, IS THE
FUTURE FOR AMERICA? >>THERE WILL BE PARTS
OF THE U.S. WHERE I
EXPECT TO SEE SIMILARITY TO WHAT’S
HAPPENING IN EUROPE.
>>Reporter: ITALY IN THE EYE OF THE STORM
WITH TOO FEW HOSPITAL
BEDS AND MORE THAN 2,000 DEAD, NBC’S MATT
BRADLEY IN ROME.
>>Reporter: ITALY IS RACING TO CATCH UP
WITH THE OUTBREAK.
THIS HOSPITAL BEHIND ME NOW JUST FOR
CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS.
>>Reporter: THE BRITISH ROCKED BY
STARTLING U.K. REPORT
ROCKED BY A STARTLING EPIDEMIC.
SUGGESTING 2.2 MILLION
AMERICANS COULD DIE. THE U.K.’S PRIME
MINISTER.
>>WE MUST ACT LIKE A WARTIME GOVERNMENT.
>>Reporter: THIS IS
TRAFALGAR SQUARE AND LOOK HOW THE WORLD HAS
CHANGED.
IT FEELS LIKE A SUNDAY HERE.
THE HARD TIMES
BRINGING OUT THE BEST IN MANY.
A CASE OF AN ISOLATED
SPANISH WOMAN. TURNING 80 AS HER
NEIGHBORS SING HAPPY
BIRTHDAY. KEIR SIMMONS, NBC
NEWS, LONDON.
>>TOM COSTELLO SHOWED US A BIT AGO HOSPITALS
ARE BEING PUSHED TO
THEIR LIMIT ALREADY BY WHAT WE’VE SEEN TODAY.
NEW YORK’S GOVERNOR
SOUNDED THE ALARM OVER AT SHORTAGE OF
LIFESAVING
VENTILATORS. HERE’S NBC’S CYNTHIA
McFADDEN.
>>AS WE SIT HERE TODAY, ARE THERE
ENOUGH VENTILATORS IN
THIS COUNTRY? >>IN A WORST CASE
SCENARIO, VENTILATORS
WOULD BE ONE OF THE CHOKE POINTS, IF YOU
WILL, FOR EFFECTIVE
RESPONSE. >>Reporter:
DR. THOMAS FRIEDEN WAS
THE HEAD OF THE CDC DURING THE OBAMA
ADMINISTRATION.
>>IT’S NOT CLEAR THAT WE WOULD HAVE ENOUGH
IN A WORST CASE
SCENARIO. THAT’S ONE THING THAT
HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
NEED TO GET READY TO SURGE.
>>Reporter: THEY’RE
TRYING. THIS LITTLE COMPANY IN
WASHINGTON STATE
VENTEC LIFE SYSTEMS IS ON THE RECEIVING END
OF MANY OF THOSE
CALLS. >>WE’RE TALKING TO
FEDERAL, STATE AND
LOCAL AUTHORITIES FROM CDC TO HHS AS WELL AS
OTHER STATES AROUND
THE COUNTRY. WE’RE TALKING TO
MINISTERS OF HEALTH IN
OVER 65 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES.
WE ARE RESPONDING IN
THE BEST WAY THAT WE KNOW HOW.
>>Reporter: THEY SAY
THEY’RE SELLING THEIR VENTILATORS ON A FIRST
COME FIRST SERVE BASIS
EXCEPT TO ONE GROUP. >>WE ARE GETTING
CALLS FROM HIGH NET
WORTH INDIVIDUALS AND FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE
WORRIED AND WANT TO
TAKE CARE OF THEIR FAMILIES.
AND THAT’S VERY REAL.
RIGHT NOW WE’RE CHOOSING TO FULFILL
THE ORDERS NOT TO
INDIVIDUALS. >>Reporter: VENTEC
WITH ONLY 130 OR SO
EMPLOYEES HAS BEEN MAKING AN FDA APPROVED
VENTILATOR FOR JUST
OVER TWO YEARS. THEY’RE ONE OF ABOUT
FIVE VENTILATOR
MANUFACTURING COMPANIES IN THE U.S.
AND ONLY ABOUT 12
WORLDWIDE. THEY’VE BEEN A SMALL
PLAYER PRODUCING ABOUT
150 VENTILATORS A MONTH.
>>WE’RE WORKING TO
SCALE PRODUCTION IN THE NEXT 90 DAYS TO
GET TO A THOUSAND
UNITS PER MONTH. AS OF NOW WE HAVEN’T
HAD ANY ISSUES WITH
OUR SUPPLIERS. >>Reporter: THEIR
VENTILATORS ARE
UNIQUE. THE ONLY ONES THAT
COME WITH MULTIPLE
FUNCTIONS THAT CAN RUN ON BATTERIES.
>>OUR DEVICE CAN BE
USED FROM THE HOSPITAL TO THE HOME.
>>Reporter: OR IN
SCHOOL GYMS OR TENTS IF IT COMES TO THAT.
INCREASING
DRAMATICALLY IS A DROP IN THE BUCKET OF NEED.
IN TOTAL AMERICAN
HOSPITALS HAVE APPROXIMATELY 160,000
VENTILATORS.
AS FOR THE NATIONAL STOCKPILE, BECAUSE
IT’S CLASSIFIED, THOSE
WITH DIRECT KNOWLEDGE WILL ONLY TELL US
THERE ARE MORE THAN
10,000 VENTILATORS THERE.
WHILE THAT MAY SOUND
LIKE A LOT, IN A WORST CASE SCENARIO, THE
U.S. NEED COULD BE
MASSIVE, UP TO 960,000 VENTILATORS.
THAT’S A SHORTFALL OF
ROUGHLY 790,000. >>WE ARE GOING TO
KEEP THE FACTORY
RUNNING AROUND THE CLOCK.
WE’RE IN A UNIQUE
POSITION TO REALLY HELP, AND EVERY BOX
THAT WE GET OUT THE
DOOR CAN SAVE SOMEONE’S LIFE.
>>Reporter: CYNTHIA
McFADDEN, NBC NEWS, NEW YORK.
>>CYNTHIA IS GOING TO
HAVE MUCH MORE ON THIS IN PART OF AN HOUR
LONG SPECIAL ON THE
CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC 10:00 P.M. EASTERN
ND MSNBC.
>>>DR. JOHN TORRES JOINS ME NOW.
JOHN, I WANT TO ASK
YOU ABOUT A QUESTION WE KEEP HEARING A LOT
ABOUT.
DOES TAKING IBUPROFEN MAKE CORONAVIRUS
SYMPTOMS WORSE?
WHAT DO WE KNOW? >>LESTER, THERE IS A
LOT OF CONCERN ABOUT
THIS AFTER THE FRENCH MINISTER OF HEALTH
TWEETED TO AVOID
ANTIINFLAMMATORIES LIKE IBUPROFEN.
THE BOTTOM LINE IS
THERE’S NO GOOD EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT
THE THEORY IBUPROFEN
MAKES SYMPTOMS WORSE. BUT IF YOU’RE
CONCERNED YOU CAN TAKE
ACETAMINOPHEN ALSO KNOWN AS TYLENOL.
IT CONTROLS A FEVER,
ONE OF THE MAIN SYMPTOMS OF THE VIRUS.
COUGH COLD MEDICINE
CAN HELP YOU FEEL BETTER.
LESTER, IF YOU START
TO EXPERIENCE DIFFICUL
DIFFICULTY BREATHING,
THAT’S WHEN IT’S TIME >>>LOOK, I KNOW A LOT
OF THE STORIES HAVE
BEEN GRIM TONIGHT, SO HOW ABOUT A STORY
ABOUT THE POWER OF
MUSIC. BRINGING US TOGETHER
EVEN WHEN WE’RE FORCED
TO STAY APART. HERE’S KEVIN TIBBLES.
>>I’M READY TO HEAR
MUSIC. á
á POOSH
>>Reporter: IN UNCERTAIN TIMES, MUSIC
TO OUR EARS.
A FRONT PORCH SYMPHONY IN CLINTONVILLE, OHIO.
THEY ARE NOW HOME FROM
SCHOOL HAVE TO PRACTICE THE CELLO
ANYWAY.
SO MOM REBECCA WIELDED HER CONDUCTOR’S BATON.
>>IT STARTED OFF FOR
US AS JUST A PERSONAL BRIGHT SPOT.
>>Reporter: THEIR
78-YEAR-OLD NEIGHBOR HELEN IS ISOLATING
HERSELF AT HOME AS A
PRECAUTION. >>SHE WAS STUCK
INSIDE OF HER HOUSE,
SO WE DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING FOR HER.
>>WE JUST WANTED TO
MAKE HER HAPPY. >>Reporter: SO THE
MINI MAESTROS IN THEIR
SUNDAY BEST FROM A SAFE DISTANCE, OF
COURSE, PUT THEIR
FINGERS TO WORK ON A POSITIVE NOTE.
>>THIS WILL GIVE US
PERSPECTIVE AND MAKE US AWARE, I HOPE, OF
WHAT GOOD THINGS WE
HAVE IN OUR LIVES. >>Reporter: THE FRONT
STOOP THIS DAY WORTHY
OF CARNEGIE HALL. KEVIN TIBBLES, NBC
NEWS.
>>WHAT GOOD THINGS WE HAVE NO IN OUR LIFE,
TERRIFIC.
A PROGRAMMING REMINDER I’LL BE ANCHORING AN
HOUR LONG SPECIAL
REPORT ON THE REPORT ON THE
CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC
THURSDAY NIGHT ON NBC

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  1. China would not have had a virus spill if it were not for trumps harassment the entire world is suffering because of his lack of decency the Republicans supported him they were silent election time we must vote all Republicans out Mitch and Jordan in particular. Thank God for sen Mitt romney

  2. This is a national, indeed an international, emergency. But 70,000 Americans die every year because they don't have insurance, that's also a national emergence.

  3. The virus isn’t real but the Financial/Societal/ mental War is very Real.
    Folks need to research what kind of world we actually live in. I see the world differently, families together shopping now and kids in the streets, that’s amazing. My daughters are going to be able to help plant the raised garden beds now since school is out the rest of the year. For some reason this has been an amazing week.
    Cheers from a Leftist Sewer
    Olympia WA

  4. Regular influenza is killing a lot more people than Corona, so why not the truth? It's been around forever, and "they" haven't quarantined us overr it! "They" create a crisis, and give us the solution. Wake up people!

  5. I always watch President Trump’s when he speaks. As soon as he is finished and the media kicks in…. I get the remote and move on.

  6. My take on all this is, it is a rewind back to taking care of one another. Let’s quit squabbling and name calling and do what we have to do to get through this. Yes, make dinner, and help the kids with their schooling. A little kindness and grace is in order. Shape up, People!

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  9. Pause? Do you have any idea how many people are trying and risking their lives so you can sit and dream in safety! Hope power stays on.

  10. So NBC why not cover event 201? I just decided your entire collective here. People stop watching this. It is going to get way worse. Just get ready for the government to use the constitution as toilet paper

  11. The United States is not a socialist country. It's not the government's responsibility to put people in your restaurants. People should have planned for this or at the least put aside some emergency money. Diversify or close the doors.

  12. Let's say the government issues $500 to $1000 dollars for each person in the country, for the stimulus. What makes you think people are going to go out and spend that money? I personally am going to save it or use it for bills.

  13. Ask yourself this question, "If you were to lose your job right now, how long could you sustain your lifestyle? People need to start saving money again and stop living on credit cards. I personally can sustain my lifestyle for two months and that is not good enough. It really puts things in perspective.

  14. At 11:30 you can tell they are not good businessmen. Playing on the heartstrings of people around the world, poor me. Ha Ha diversify or close the doors.

  15. Did I hear Trump say +Wartime President?
    If so, did we fire first?
    I mean Hubei Province, where Wuhan is located, is dead center China.
    290.000 to 600,000 deaths every single year worldwide to Influenza and related symptoms so I ask all of you.
    Why now?
    Would a president take it this far to be re-elected? I hope not.
    Did something backfire?
    I hope not but why now?

  16. When trump said this is a pendemic, and that hes been calling it a pendemic before anybody else.i think he meant he has been calling it a hoax.what a hypocrite.how can people still be loyal to this fool?it is easier to fool people, than to convince them that they have been fooled.

  17. Repent and go to Jesus. God's Word is final authority. See Revelation 12:11
    "They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death."

  18. The Chinese in Wuhan province in the main land China ate bat and developed the coronavirus which is able to infected person to person . The. Chinese doctor who discovered warned the Chinese government about the strength of the coronavirus. Then the communist Chinese military came and silent him and other doctors and covered up and lied to the world and not allowed the disease expertises to get data and prevent the spread of the coronavirus around the globe. The Chinese communist government must be accountable to the pandemic which could be prevented.

  19. Turn off the news and shut the f up. In the U.S. alone, 34,200 people died from the flu in the 2018-2019 season but where was the news then?!? Where was all the hysteria then?? Where were all the school cancellations then?? There's more at play than what meets the eye people. JFC! #stayinformed #corona #covid19 #reality

  20. World leaders and politicians should have the balls to hold China responsible for this Pandemic. If not don't ever vote for them again.

  21. Dear friends, I have good news for you, through faith in Jesus Christ, a person can gain salvation, as well as eternal life in Heaven. For this, you need to accept Jesus into your life as the Messiah and Savior, obey him and fulfill the 10 commandments given humanity by God.

  22. C = 3, v = 22 , 322 = Skull & Bones

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  23. Governor. Mister Cuomo, how many death do you need to order lock down? My elderly parents are already sick and I still have to go work:;((( please lock us down!!! Hospitals can't handle us anymore

  24. 500 million for taxpayers……. that should mean every citizen in the United States should receive a check for 1 million dollars! Do the math!!

  25. Wow such a big difference with Americans and Canadians news.
    American leaders and health officials speaking with ppl so close together which they’ve said you’re not supposed to do whereas our Canadian ones are keeping a safe distance apart. 🤦🏻‍♀️

  26. Dont fear people, if anything just dont fear it's what they want, stay calm no matter what happens and help out your fellow man however you can

  27. I just want my hazard pay for being made to work in this hazardous condition just so that way my employer can make another $850,000 for this month tell me how that's fair oh I know how it's fair big business still runs the country no matter what's running through the country

  28. No panic in Florida. Hot weather is the best. The flu does not do well with heat. Call your own doctor or hospital today, tell them you have all the CV symptoms and what to come in for a test and then listen to what they tell you. It's pretty interesting. They did not close anything for all the past deadly world viruses that were much more dangerous. China is fine and back to work now. I order from five different Chinese glass factories and they are all shipping now and back to work. Only two closed during the peak.

  29. What ever happened to the, to big to fail, rule? It’s time to bring it back. If a company abuses aid,it should be shutdown.

  30. Wartime production act now in effect, but we don’t need things like tanks and planes. Every daily consumable product we’ve taken for granite needs to be produced here. only now do we actually feel the effects of our complacency and expectations twords cheaper products.What do we really have if we rely on everyone else for almost everything we consume and use? This could be the ideal time to revolutionize and re-develop our entire lifestyle of consumption and sustainability. Put a few billion in sustainable energy and clean consumable products. Literally everything we make from plastic or wood can come from sustainable means like hemp. Our governments already going to have to implement huge works programs to boost the economy. And last time the economy truly tanked it took WWII to bring us out.. let’s build a future not a war. this could be our chance to restructure capitalism in a green, sustainable way!

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  32. SSA isn't enough to live off now ! And trump wants cut our benefits ? But printing more money , no problem ? It's not his.

  33. It might be a good idea to start spraying your towns with mosquito spray to keep them from spreading the viruses

  34. Trump "Save the stock market," "The market will get rid of this virus and protect you!" This is what happens when you make money and guns your god! Dumbasses!!

  35. This is a perfect storm for trump and his zombies to steal money by using all of us. In the end, less than a quarter of the stimulus will get the people who needs them.

  36. please wake up everyone first and foremost the numbers are not correct statistically speaking concerning this virus 90% of the people infected with his virus have recovered while the majority 5 to 10% are still infected or if there has been a fatality. The people that are being affected by this virus are people with immune- deficiencies.so do we blame the coronavirus or do we blame those pre-existing conditions that already existed because either way speaking those people would accept come to those pre-existing conditions with or without the virus.China hasn't seen any more cases of the coronavirus and they are going back to normal Italy has the largest population of older people which is why they're Death toll is quite higher. The US we don't even know the accurate numbers because not everyone has been tested so those numbers that they have are not actual real data because in order to be able to measure out all the variables you need to collect all data. We need to look at the average annual fatalities for diabetes heart disease cancer and obesity compare the numbers for the annual flu.once we do that then we'll be able to rule out any sort of differances and then collect reasonable data

  37. @ 14:46… what a garbage report… EVERY year we (USA) spread the flu across the ENTIRE country to the tune of 35.5 million flu illnesses, more than 16.5 million medical visits, 490,600 hospitalizations… and that adds up to just OVER 34,000 deaths… (previous numbers from the CDC 2018 2019 flu season)… where the heck is great britain getting their ridiculous info from (2.2MILLION U.S. deaths… REALLY?!?!??!?!??)

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