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NBC News 12 May 2020

NBC Nightly News Broadcast (Full) - May 12th, 2020

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Fauci warns reopening country too soon could cost lives, CDC preparing nationwide alert to track rare illness linked to coronavirus in children, and company says it can help mass produce coronavirus vaccine.

Watch "NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt" at 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT (or check your local listings).

00:00 Inrto
01:34 Facui: Opening Too Soon Could Trigger New Outbreaks
03:32 Facui: U.S Deaths 'Likely Higher' Than official 80,000+ Toll
03:46 Facui clashes In Tense moment at senate hearing
04:52 Bipartisan call for more covid-19 Testing In U.S
05:44 Fauci: ‘We Have To Be Careful' With Kids And Covid-19
07:03 CDC To Issue Nationwide Alert On Mystery Child Illness
07:28 New Evidence On Covid-19 Impact On Children
08:18 Alarming Surge In Cases In Several U.S. Cities & Towns
09:18 Cal State Keeping Campuses Closed Throught Fall
09:37 New Cases Falling In Michigan, Louisiana & Arkansas
09:52 Tesla Among Business Orders And Reporting
10:20 Tempers Flare Over Social distance Restriction
11:01 Largest Spike In Grocery Prices In Nearly 50 Years
13:16 Top Putin Aide Tests Positive For Coronavirus
14:25 Grim Warning About Future Of Airline Industry
15:31 Airport Call On TSA To Screen Passenger Temperatures
16:29 How Prepared Is U.S. For Potential Vaccine Rollout?
18:34 Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over Trump's Taxes
19:34 Plane Hits Power Lines Moments Before Deadly Crash
19:53 Season's First Tropical System Could Form Off Southeast


Coronavirus cases surge in multiple states, CDC releases guidelines for reducing COVID-19 risk in daily life, and President Trump plans to issue an executive order on police reform.

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00:00 Intro
01:32 14 States Report Alarming Surge In Covid-19 Cases
05:17 CDC Releases New Guidelines For Return To Daily Life
06:00 No CDC Or Task Force Briefings On Camera In Weeks
07:07 W.H.O.: 36 Percent Jump In Daily U.S Cases From June 6-9
07:33 Trump: Chokeholds Should ‘Generally' Be ‘Ended'
08:19 Trump's New Messages To Protesters And Police
09:22 Trump Says Abraham Lincoln's Legacy 'Questionable'
10:20 Trump Responds To Top General's Photo-Op Apology
10:58 Trump To speak At West Point Graduation Tomorrow
12:23 Wall Street Rebounds After Biggest Plunge In Months
12:51 Seattle In Standoff With Protesters Occupying Blocks
14:50 ‘Breonna's Law' Bans ‘No-Knock' Warrants In Louisville
17:11 Pride Month Returns To Its Protest Roots
Researchers say common steroid can reduce deaths in sickest COVID-19 patients, Atlanta mayor announces police reforms after death of Rayshard Brooks, and FDA approves video game for treating ADHD in children.

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00:00 Intro
1:26 Low-Cost Drug Hailed As Lifesaver For Covid Patients
4:08 COVID-19 Cases Rising In 23 States Amid Reopenings
5:41 China Races To Stop New COVID-19 Outbreak
6:02 CDC: COVID 12 Times Deadlier For Charonic Illness Patients
6:09 Urgent Call To Action From Front Lines Of COVID Crisis
6:43 Trump Defends Police As He Signs Reform Order
8:57 Atlanta Mayor Cracks Down On Police After Deadly Shooting
10:57 Suspect Arrested After Shooting At New Mexico Protest
12:50 FBI: Suspect In Two Killings Linked To White Supremacists
14:33 North Korea Blows Up Building Used For Peace Talks
16:04 Airlines Create List For Flyers Refusing To Wear Masks
16:27 Amazon Introduces 'Distance Assistant' For Workers
16:38 New Saftey Measures For Mass Transit, Offices, Gyms
18:01 FDA Authorizes First Video Game To Treat Adhd In Kids
New coronavirus cases break records across South and West, outrage over Elijah McClain death as police nationwide face new investigations, and Biden leading Trump in key battleground states.

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00:00 Intro
01:54 Covid-19 Surges In U.S. As Several States Break Records
02:09 CDC: U.S Cases May Be 10 Times Higher Than Reported
02:33 Coronavirus Cases Exploding In South And West
03:16 CDC Issues New Covid Warning For Pregnant Women
03:35 Florida Doctor Who Died From Covid Hailed As Hero
04:08 Texas Halts Reopening, Hits New Daily Covid Record
05:21 Houston's Hospitals Being Pushed To The Limited
06:04 New Model Predicts Masks Could Save 33,000 Lives
08:14 Millions Demand New Investigation In Elijah Mcclain Death
09:05 NYPD Officer Charged After Using Banned Chokehold
09:41 North Carolina Officers Fired For Racist Remarks
10:28 Biden Leads Trump In Six Key Battle Ground State Polls
12:20 47 Million Unemployment Claims Amid Pandemic
12:52 Extra &600 In Unemployment Benefits Set To Run Out
14:30 Massive Racial Disparity In New Orleans Covid Crisis
17:14 Eiffel Tower Reopens After More Than 100 Days
As coronavirus cases surge, Florida and Texas reverse reopening, growing outrage over death of Latino man in Tucson police custody, and Russian hackers targeting Americans working from home during pandemic.

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00:00 Intro
01:28 Texas, Florida Roll Back Reopenings As Cases Surge
04:08 Coronavirus Cases Soaring In The South And West
06:42 White House Task Force Holds First Briefing In 60 Days
07:05 Pence Says U.S 'Flattened The Curve' Despite New Records
09:01 Trump Signs Executive Order Protecting Monuments
09:32 Video Shows Elijah McClain Before Police Encounter
11:10 Special Prosecutor Appointed In Elijah McClain Death
11:30 Officers Reassigned After Elijah McClain's Death
11:59 Growing Outrage After Unarmed Man Dies In Police Custody
14:20 Russian Vote Could Let Putin Stay In Power Until 2036
16:04 American, United, Spirit To Begin Booking Full Flights
17:57 House Votes To Make Washington, D.C. A State

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>>> TONIGHT, THE STRIKING NEW WARNING
FROM DR. FAUCI, TELLING SENATORS THAT STATES OPENING TOO
SOON COULD TRIGGER OUTBREAKS THEY CAN'T CONTROL, LEADING TO
AVOIDABLE SUFFERING AND DEATH THAT COULD ALSO SET THE ECONOMY
BACK. >>> AFTER THE PRESIDENT DECLARED THE
U.S. HAS PREVAILED ON TESTING, SOME REPUBLICANS SAYING
IT'S JUST THE OPPOSITE. >>> ALSO, DR. FAUCI
SOUNDING THE ALARM ABOUT THAT MYSTERY CHILD DISEASE BELIEVED
LINKED TO COVID, AS THE CDC PREPARES A MAJOR ALERT.
IT COMING AS PARTS OF L.A. EXTEND STAY AT HOME ORDERS, POSSIBLY
UNTIL AUGUST. AND CAL STATE, THE NATION'S LARGEST
PUBLIC UNIVERSITY SYSTEM, ALREADY CANCELING IN-PERSON
CLASSES FOR THE FALL. >>> ALSO, WHERE IN AMERICA CASES ARE
SPIKING. THE BIGGEST SURGE IN GROCERY PRICES IN
NEARLY 50 YEARS. HOW MUCH MORE YOU'RE PAYING FOR EVERYTHING
FROM MEAT TO EGGS TO CEREAL. >>> HIGH ANXIETY.
AND MOUNTING PRESSURE ON THE TSA TO MAKE A CHANGE AT CHECK
POINTS. >>> THE GROWING OUTBREAK IN RUSSIA.
ONE OF PUTIN'S CLOSEST ADVISERS INFECTED. OUR EXCLUSIVE EVEN IF
A VACCINE IS SUCCESSFUL, HOW PREPARED IS THE U.S.
TO ROLL IT OUT? YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED.
>>> AND THE NEW TROPICAL THREAT WE'RE TRACKING TONIGHT.
>>> THIS IS "NIGHTLY NEWS WITH LESTER HOLT."
>> GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE. THERE WILL BE
CONSEQUENCES. MORE OUTBREAKS, MORE DEATHS, A BLUNT
WARNING FROM DR. ANTHONY FAUCI AGAINST REOPENING THE COUNTRY
TOO SOON. FAUCI AND OTHER TOP GOVERNMENT HEALTH
OFFICIALS STEPPING OUT FROM UNDER THE SHADOW OF THE WHITE HOUSE
TODAY AND INTO A VIDEOCONFERENCE TO BREAK THE BAD NEWS TO
A SENATE COMMITTEE HEARING THAT THE COVID OUTBREAK IS NOT UNDER
CONTROL, TESTING STILL FALLS SHORT, AND THAT GRIM DAYS ARE STILL
AHEAD. ALL AS THE DEATH TOLL CONTINUED ITS STEADY
AND PAINFUL CLIMB. WE HAVE IT ALL COVERED, STARTING WITH
NBC'S JEFF BENNETT. >> Reporter: TONIGHT, A DIRE WARNING FROM
DR. ANTHONY FAUCI, REOPENING THE COUNTRY TOO SOON DURING THE
CORONAVIRUS CRISIS WILL COST LIVES. >> THERE IS A REAL
RISK THAT YOU WILL TRIGGER AN OUTBREAK AS YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO
CONTROL. WHICH, IN FACT, WILL SET YOU BACK.
NOT ONLY LEADING TO SOME SUFFERING AND DEATH THAT COULD BE
AVOIDED, BUT COULD EVEN SET YOU BACK ON THE ROAD TO TRY TO GET
ECONOMIC RECOVERY. >> Reporter: A REALITY CHECK FROM THE
NATION'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE EXPERT, WHICH STANDS
IN STARK CONTRAST TO PRESIDENT TRUMP'S PUSH TO REOPEN THE COUNTRY.
TUESDAY'S SENATE HEARING, UNLIKE ANY BEFORE.
WITH THE WITNESSES AND MANY SENATORS APPEARING REMOTELY BY
VIDEOCONFERENCE. AN ALL TOO FAMILIAR CAUTION IN THE
PANDEMIC. FOUR OF THE NATION'S TOP HEALTH OFFICIALS
RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FEDERAL RESPONSE, DR. FAUCI, CDC DIRECTOR
ROBERT REDFIELD, FDA COMMISSIONER STEVEN HAHN, AND ADMIRAL
BRETT GIRAR, OFFERING THEIR UNFILTERED ASSESSMENTS.
AMONG THE TAKEAWAYS, DR. FAUCI CAUTIONING IT'S A BRIDGE TOO FAR
TO EXPECT CORONAVIRUS TREATMENTS OR A VACCINE IN TIME FOR
THE FALL SCHOOL SEMESTER. THE HEAD OF THE CDC
COULD NOT SAY WHEN THE AGENCY WILL RELEASE DETAILED ADVICE TO
STATES ABOUT HOW AND WHEN TO REOPEN PUBLIC PLACES LIKE SCHOOLS,
CHURCHES AND RESTAURANTS. >> WHEN IS IT GOING TO
BE RELEASED? BECAUSE STATES ARE REOPENING RIGHT NOW,
AND WE NEED THIS ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE TO MAKE THOSE DECISIONS.
>> I ANTICIPATE THIS BROADER GUIDANCE TO BE POSTED ON THE CDC
WEBSITE SOON. >> "SOON" ISN'T TERRIBLY HELPFUL.
>> Reporter: AND DR. FAUCI SAYS THE STAGGERING U.S.
CORONAVIRUS DEATH TOLL IS LIKELY HIGHER THAN WHAT'S REPORTED.
>> THE OFFICIAL STATISTIC, DR. FAUCI, IS THAT 80,000
AMERICANS HAVE DIED FROM THE PANDEMIC. THERE ARE SOME
EPIDEMIOLOGISTS WHO SUGGEST THE NUMBER MAY BE 50% HIGHER THAN
THAT. WHAT DO YOU THINK? >> I'M NOT SURE,
SENATOR SANDERS, IF IT'S GOING TO BE 50% HIGHER, BUT MOST OF US
FEEL THAT THE NUMBER OF DEATHS ARE LIKELY HIGHER THAN THAT
NUMBER. THERE MAY HAVE BEEN PEOPLE WHO DIED AT
HOME WHO DID HAVE COVID WHO WERE NOT COUNTED AS COVID
BECAUSE THEY NEVER REALLY GOT TO THE HOSPITAL.
>> Reporter: TUESDAY'S HEARING GREW TENSE AT TIMES, WITH REPUBLICAN
SENATOR RAND PAUL CLASHING WITH DR. FAUCI.
>> WE CAN LISTEN TO YOUR ADVICE, BUT THERE ARE PEOPLE ON THE
OTHER SIDE SAYING THERE'S NOT GOING TO BE A SURGE AND WE CAN
SAFELY REOPEN THE ECONOMY. >> I HAVE NEVER MADE
MYSELF OUT TO BE THE END ALL OR THE ONLY VOICE IN THIS.
I'M A SCIENTIST, PHYSICIAN AND PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIAL.
I GIVE ADVICE ACCORDING TO THE BEST SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE.
>> Reporter: AS DEMOCRATS SEIZED ON SHORTCOMINGS IN THE
TRUMP ADMINISTRATION'S RESPONSE. >> PRESIDENT TRUMP
MUST ACKNOWLEDGE THE FEDERAL RESPONSE HAS BEEN INSUFFICIENT.
AND THAT MORE PEOPLE ARE DYING AS A RESULT. >> Reporter: BUT THERE
WAS ONE POINT OF BIPARTISAN AGREEMENT. >> ONE THING THAT'S
ABUNDANTLY CLEAR, WE NEED DRAMATICALLY MORE TESTING.
>> WHAT OUR COUNTRY HAS DONE SO FAR IN TESTING IS IMPRESSIVE,
BUT NOT NEARLY ENOUGH. >> I FIND OUR TESTING RECORD NOTHING TO
CELEBRATE WHATSOEVER. >> Reporter: NOW, THE WHITE HOUSE HAS MADE
PROGRESS IN EXPANDING THE COUNTRY'S TESTING CAPABILITIES IN RECENT
WEEKS. THOUGH PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS WARN MILLIONS
MORE TESTS PER WEEK ARE NEEDED TO SAFELY REOPEN THE COUNTRY.
LESTER? >> ALL RIGHT, JEFF BENNETT AT THE WHITE
HOUSE, THANK YOU. >>> ONE OF THE MOST STRIKING MOMENTS FROM
DR. FAUCI TODAY WAS DURING AN EXCHANGE ABOUT KIDS AND THE
RISK OF CORONAVIRUS. IT COMES AS NBC NEWS HAS LEARNED THE CDC IS
PREPARING TO ISSUE AN ALERT TO DOCTORS NATIONWIDE ABOUT THE
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF THAT MYSTERY ILLNESS BELIEVED LINKED TO
COVID-19. WITH MORE, HERE'S KRISTEN DAHLGREN.
>> Reporter: TODAY IN WASHINGTON, A TENSE EXCHANGE OVER KIDS AND
COVID, AND WHAT IT MEANS AS SCHOOLS CONSIDER REOPENING.
>> AS MUCH AS I RESPECT YOU, DR. FAUCI, I DON'T THINK
YOU'RE THE END ALL. I DON'T THINK YOU'RE THE ONE PERSON THAT
GETS TO MAKE A DECISION. I THINK IT'S A HUGE
MISTAKE IF WE DON'T OPEN THE SCHOOLS IN THE FALL.
>> I THINK WE BETTER BE CAREFUL, IF WE ARE NOT CAVALIER, IN
THINKING THAT CHILDREN ARE COMPLETELY IMMUNE TO THE EFFECTS.
BUT I AM VERY CAREFUL AND HOPEFULLY HUMBLE IN KNOWING THAT I
DON'T KNOW EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS DISEASE. >> Reporter: THE
NATION'S TOP INFECTIOUS DISEASE DOC POINTING TO THE NEW
INFLAMMATORY DISEASE THAT APPEARS TO BE IMPACTING A SMALL BUT
GROWING NUMBER OF CHILDREN. TODAY, A SPOKESPERSON
FOR THE CDC SAYING IT'S PREPARING A NATIONWIDE ALERT TO
HELP TRACK PEDIATRIC MULTISYSTEM INFLAMMATORY SYNDROME.
SYMPTOMS CAN INCLUDE FEVER, RASH, ABDOMINAL PAIN, AND THE INPLAY
INFLAMMATION CAN ATTACK ORGANS LIKE THE HEART OR KIDNEYS.
AT LEAST THREE CHILDREN HAVE DIED IN 14 STATES.
NEW YORK NOW HAS 100 CASES. >> IT'S PROBABLY IN
OTHER STATES, AND PROBABLY HASN'T BEEN DIAGNOSED YET IN OTHER
STATES, BECAUSE, AGAIN, THESE CHILDREN DON'T PRESENT THE
USUAL COVID SYMPTOMS. >> Reporter: DOCTORS SAY THE SYNDROME
APPEARS TO BE A DELAYED INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE TO THE VIRUS.
>> IT'S SEVERE. IT EVOLVES VERY RAPIDLY IN THESE
CHILDREN, SO THEY CAN GO FROM FEVERS TO DETERIORATING OVER A
SHORT PERIOD OF TIME. >> Reporter: FORTUNATELY, THERE ARE
TREATMENTS THAT SEEM TO BE WORKING. TODAY, JOSIE WENT HOME
AFTER DAYS IN THE ICU. >> THE KEY IS JUST TO RECOGNIZE THE
SYMPTOMS, GET YOUR CHILD THERE SO THAT THEY CAN GET THE
TREATMENT. >> Reporter: AND NEW EVIDENCE TODAY, EVEN
KIDS WITHOUT THE INFLAMMATORY SYNDROME CAN GET SICK WE ARE
COVID-19 THAN FIRST THOUGHT. A NEW STUDY FROM
CHILDREN'S NATIONAL FOUND OF 177 KIDS WHO TESTED POSITIVE, 1 IN
4 REQUIRED HOSPITALIZATION. NEARLY 40% OF THOSE
HAD NO UNDERLYING CONDITIONS. OVERALL, CHILDREN ARE
A FRACTION OF THOSE MOST SERIOUSLY IMPACTED BY COVID-19.
TONIGHT, GROWING EVIDENCE AGAINST THE ASSUMPTION THEY ARE
COMPLETELY SAFE. KRISTEN DAHLGREN, NBC NEWS, NEW YORK.
>>> AS MUCH OF THE COUNTRY STARTS TO REOPEN, THE INFECTION
RATE IS SURGING IN SOME PLACES ACCORDING TO A WHITE HOUSE TASK
FORCE REPORT, UNRELEASED BUT OBTAINED BY NBC NEWS.
THERE'S ALSO NEWS TONIGHT ABOUT A MAJOR UNIVERSITY SYSTEM
ALREADY CANCELING IN-PERSON CLASSES FOR THE FALL.
MIGUEL ALMAGUER HAS LATE DETAILS. >> Reporter: TONIGHT
IN SOME OF THE VERY REGIONS REOPENING ACROSS OUR NATION, A
TROUBLING SPIKE IN COVID CASES, ACCORDING TO NEW, UNDISCLOSED
NUMBERS OBTAINED BY NBC NEWS. THE DATA, COMPILED BY
THE WHITE HOUSE PANDEMIC TASK FORCE, SHOWS THE TOP TEN
AREAS RECORDING SURGES OF AT LEAST 72% OVER THE PREVIOUS WEEK.
ATOP THE LIST, CENTRAL CITY, KENTUCKY, WHERE A PRISON HAS HELPED
FUEL A 650% INCREASE IN INFECTIONS. OTHER HOT SPOTS
INCLUDE NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE. AMARILLO, TEXAS, AND
DES MOINES, IOWA, WHERE THERE WAS NEVER STATE-WIDE
STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS. >> WE HAVE THIS HUGE SPIKE IN CASES, AND I
THINK IT'S THE RESULT OF NOT PRACTICING THAT STAY-IN-PLACE ORDER.
>> Reporter: WITH THE NATIONAL INFECTION RATE YET TO SUBSIDE, A
SEPARATE LIST OF LOCATIONS TO WATCH INCLUDE CITIES LIKE
CHARLOTTE, OMAHA, MINNEAPOLIS, COLUMBUS, PHOENIX, AND KANSAS
CITY. WHILE CASES IN CALIFORNIA ARE STABLE,
TONIGHT, CAL STATE, THE NATION'S LARGEST FOUR-YEAR PUBLIC
UNIVERSITY, SAYS CAMPUSES WILL REMAIN CLOSED THROUGH FALL
SEMESTER. HERE IN LOS ANGELES, THE STAY AT HOME
ORDERS COULD EASILY EXTEND THREE MORE MONTHS INTO AUGUST.
IT COMES AS GOVERNORS ELSEWHERE ARE EASING THEIR ORDERS.
WHILE SEVERAL STATES, INCLUDING MICHIGAN, LOUISIANA, AND
ARKANSAS ARE SEEING A DECREASE IN NEW CASES, TODAY, TOP DOCTORS
WARNED OF OPENING COMMUNITIES TOO FAST. >> RESERVATION BOOK IS
FULL ALMOST FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW. >> Reporter: BUT AFTER
THIS RESTAURANT IN COLORADO IGNORED LOCAL MANDATES, ITS
OPERATING LICENSE WAS SUSPENDED. IN CALIFORNIA, ELON
MUSK DEFYING REGULATIONS, TOO. JUMP-STARTING
PRODUCTION AT TESLA, ARGUING THE COMPANY IS AN ESSENTIAL BUSINESS.
AS HEALTH OFFICIALS ORDERED THE COMPANY TO STOP MANUFACTURING,
ONE EMPLOYEE TELLS NBC NEWS HE'S NOT COMFORTABLE BEING BACK
ON THE JOB. >> I DON'T SEE A SCENARIO WHERE I'M NOT
RISKING MY HEALTH BY GOING BACK TO TESLA. >> Reporter: AS MORE
BUSINESSES REVOLT AND OPEN THEIR DOORS, TEMPERS CONTINUE TO
FLARE. IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, TWO MEN
WERE ARRESTED AFTER BEATING SECURITY GUARDS WHO ESCORTED
THEM OUT OF A TARGET WHEN REFUSING TO WEAR A FACEMASK.
TONIGHT, THE FIGHT OVER REOPENING, GETTING UGLIER THAN
EVER. MIGUEL ALMAGUER, NBC NEWS, LOS ANGELES.
>>> NOW TO THE TROUBLING NEWS TONIGHT FOR FAMILIES TRYING TO
PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE, WHILE CONSUMER PRICES OVERALL HAVE BEEN
GOING DOWN DURING ALL THIS, THERE'S BEEN A SPIKE IN FOOD PRICES.
THE HIGHEST SPIKE IN DECADES. OUR SAM BROCK TONIGHT
ON WHERE YOU'LL SEE THE BIGGEST CHANGES. >> Reporter: AT
GROCERY STORES, IT'S NOT JUST THE PLEXIGLASS AND SOCIAL
DISTANCING THAT ARE DIFFERENT. PRICE TAGS ARE
CHANGING, TOO. SPIKING HIGHER THAN THEY'VE BEEN IN ALMOST
50 YEARS. >> THE EGGS USED TO BE $1.49 FOR THE MEDIUM
ONES. NOW IT'S LIKE $2.49. EVEN $7 FOR THE JUMBO.
>> Reporter: SALES SKYROCKETING 83% IN THE MIDDLE OF MARCH.
THAT'S WHEN MANY STAY AT HOME ORDERS WENT INTO EFFECT.
HAVE YOU NOTICED A SMALL OR BIG CHANGE? >> IT'S A BIG CHANGE.
WHEN I USED TO BUY MEAT FOR $60, TODAY I'M SAYING $107.
>> Reporter: COMPARED TO LAST YEAR, PRICES ARE UP FOR EGGS,
BREAD, CHICKEN AND MILK. POULTRY, FISH, MEAT
AND EGGS WERE UP MORE THAN 4%. CEREAL AND BAKERY
PRODUCTS SAW THE LARGEST MONTHLY INCREASE EVER, ABOUT
3%. EVEN THOUGH PEOPLE ARE EATING THE SAME
AMOUNT, MOST ARE DOING IT FROM THE SAFETY AT HOME.
WHICH IS WHY A LOT OF PRODUCE AND DAIRY ARE GETTING WASTED.
SUPPLIERS ARE UNABLE TO REPACKAGE THE FOOD THAT WOULD HAVE GONE
TO RESTAURANTS AND REDIRECT IT TO SUPERMARKETS.
A CRATE OF 360 EGGS FOR A RESTAURANT LOOKS VERY DIFFERENT THAN
THE SAME 360 EGGS PACKAGED THE WAY A SUPERMARKET WOULD NEED
TO SELL THEM. >> HALF THE FOOD SUPPLY IN THIS COUNTRY
NORMALLY GOES TO COMMERCIAL USE, THAT'S RESTAURANTS.
THAT DEMAND HAS DRIED UP AND CONSUMER DEMAND HAS SKYROCKETED.
WHILE THE SUPPLY CHAIN IS SHIFTING TO MEET US, WE'RE PAYING THE
PRICE. >> Reporter: CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAKS
AT MEAT AND POULTRY PLANTS ARE ALSO DRIVING UP PRICES.
WITH NEW SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES AND WORKERS CALLING
OUT, PRODUCTION HAS PLUMMETED. THERE ARE ALSO FEWER
SALES AND PROMOTIONS AT STORES THEMSELVES. A RUN-UP ON FOOD
PRICES, WITH NO CLEAR END IN SIGHT. SAM BROCK, NBC NEWS,
MIAMI. >>> IN 60 SECONDS, WHY FLYING MIGHT NEVER BE
THE SAME. PRESSURE ON THE TSA TONIGHT TO MAKE A BIG
CHANGE AT THEIR CHECK Z >>> WE'RE BACK WITH A
MAJOR HEADLINE OUT OF RUSSIA TONIGHT. A CLOSE AIDE TO
PRESIDENT VLADAMIR PUTIN, AMONG THOSE NOW BATTLING THE DISEASE.
RICHARD ENGEL WITH LATE DETAILS. >> Reporter: HE'S
RUSSIAN PRESIDENT VLADAMIR PUTIN'S RIGHT HAND MAN, SPOKESMAN
DIMITRI PESKOV HAS WORKED FOR PUTIN FOR 20 YEARS.
TODAY, HE ANNOUNCED HE'S HOSPITALIZED WITH COVID, ALONG WITH HIS
WIFE, WHO DESCRIBED HIS CONDITION AS STABLE.
HE SAID HE HASN'T SEEN PUTIN IN A MONTH. PUTIN JUST ANNOUNCED A
PARTIAL REOPENING IN RUSSIA. HIS GOVERNMENT HAS
BEEN HIT HARD. THREE MINISTERS, INCLUDING THE PRIME
MINISTER, TESTING POSITIVE. CRITICS HAVE
QUESTIONED RUSSIA'S OFFICIAL DEATH TOLL OF AROUND 2,000.
RUSSIA REPORTS ROUGHLY THE SAME NUMBER OF CASES AS THE UK, WHICH
HAS A DEATH TOLL OF 32,000. JUST TODAY, FIVE MORE
COVID PATIENTS DIED IN RUSSIA WHEN A VENTILATOR CAUGHT FIRE
IN AN ICU. COVID AND LOW OIL PRICES HAVE HURT
PUTIN'S APPROVAL RATING, ACCORDING TO A RECENT POLL IT'S AT
ITS LOWEST LEVEL IN YEARS. LESTER?
>> RICHARD ENGEL, THANK YOU. >>> NOW TO THE ANXIETY
IN THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY AND THE DEVASTATING PREDICTION
TODAY FROM THE CEO OF BOEING. HERE'S TOM COSTELLO.
>> Reporter: CALLING THE THREAT TO THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY
GRAVE, THE PREDICTION FROM BOEING'S CEO SENT SHOCKWAVES THROUGH
WALL STREET AND AIRLINE OFFICES. >> DO YOU THINK THERE
MIGHT BE A MAJOR U.S. CARRIER TO JUST HAVE TO GO OUT OF BUSINESS?
>> WELL, I DON'T WANT TO GET TOO PREDICTIVE ON THAT SUBJECT, BUT
YES, MOST LIKELY. YOU KNOW, SOMETHING WILL HAPPEN WHEN
SEPTEMBER COMES AROUND. >> Reporter: DAVE
CALHOUN DIDN'T SAY WHICH AIRLINES ARE MOST AT RISK, BUT
WITH FEW EXCEPTIONS, EVERY AIRLINE IS FLYING LESS THAN 10%
FULL. ON SEPTEMBER 30th, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT'S
BAIL OUT MONEY COMES TO AN END. AIRLINES ARE WARNING
AS MANY AS 100,000 EMPLOYEES COULD BE LAID OFF IF PASSENGERS
DON'T RETURN IN LARGE NUMBERS. >> YOU DON'T KNOW WHO
HAS WHAT, AND HOW CLEAN THINGS HAVE BEEN, AT LEAST ON THE
FLIGHT. >> Reporter: FLYING IN A COVID AND POST-COVID
WORLD, EXPECT AIRLINE AND AIRPORT FACEMASK REQUIREMENTS.
SIX FEET OF SEPARATION WHILE LINING UP. AIRPORT HEALTH
SCREENINGS. A NEW SCANNER CHECKING FOR ELEVATED BODY
TEMPERATURES IN WASHINGTON STATE. NOW, 346 AIRPORTS
NATIONWIDE ARE CALLING ON THE TSA TO CHECK EVERY PASSENGER'S
TEMPERATURE AT SECURITY. THE TSA SO FAR NOT
EMBRACING THE IDEA. >> WE HAVE TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT THOSE WHO
CHOOSE TO TRAVEL BY AIR, MAKE IT THROUGH THE AIRPORT.
>> Reporter: WHEN WILL AIRLINE TRAVEL GET BACK TO NORMAL?
BOEING'S CEO AGAIN WITH A SOBERING ASSESSMENT.
>> IT MIGHT TAKE US THREE, FIVE YEARS TO GET THERE.
>> Reporter: DELTA, UNITED AND AMERICAN AIRLINES ARE REQUIRING
PASSENGERS TO WEAR MASKS TO BOARD. THEY CAN BE DENIED
BOARDING IF THEY DON'T. BUT ONCE THEY LEAVE
THE GATE, FLIGHT ATTENDANTS WILL ASK, NOT FORCE, PASSENGERS
TO COMPLY. LESTER? >> TOM COSTELLO,
THANKS. >>> NOW TO THAT NBC NEWS EXCLUSIVE.
EVEN IF A VACCINE IS DEVELOPED, IS THE U.S. PREPARED TO DELIVER
THE MILLIONS OF DOSES THAT WOULD BE AVAILABLE?
EXPERTS SAY NO, BUT OUR GABE GUTIERREZ TALKED TO A CEO WHO
SAYS HIS COMPANY CAN SOLVE THE CRITICAL ROADBLOCK.
>> Reporter: WITH THE GLOBAL RACE TO MAKE A VACCINE UNDER WAY,
SCIENTISTS ARE SOUNDING THE ALARM ABOUT HOW TO MASS
PRODUCE IT. >> PEOPLE ARE WORRIED DO WE HAVE ENOUGH
MEDICAL GLASS TO PUT ALL OF THESE DOSES OF THE VACCINE INTO VIALS
SO THAT CAN BE ADMIN ADMINIST ADMINISTERED.
AND THAT'S AN ISSUE TO THINK ABOUT RIGHT NOW. >> Reporter: THE TRUMP
ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCED A NEW $138 MILLION EFFORT, CALLED
PROJECT JUMP-START, TO INCREASE DOMESTIC PRODUCTION OF
SYRINGES. THE DEPARTMENTS OF DEFENSE AND HEALTH AND
HUMAN SERVICES WILL NOW PARTNER WITH HEALTH START-UP
APIJECT SYSTEMS AMERICA. THE COMPANY MAKES
PLASTIC PREFILLED SYRINGES. >> NOBODY HAS EVER
USED A SYRINGE MADE OF PLASTIC IN THE TENS OR MILLIONS OR EACH IN
THE MILLIONS BECAUSE NOBODY FIGURED OUT HOW TO ATTACH A NEEDLE TO
A PLASTIC FILLED CONTAINER WITH A DRUG. >> Reporter: IN AN
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW, CEO JAY WALKER SAYS THE SYRINGE WILL BE
MADE FASTER AND COST LESS THAN $1 TO PRODUCE.
MUCH CHEAPER THAN GLASS VIALS TO HOLD VACCINES.
>> IF YOU NEED TENS OF MILLIONS OR HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS, THEY
COULD TAKE WAY LONGER TO MAKE. SO THAT'S A BIG
PROBLEM. >> Reporter: AND THOSE GLASS VIALS ARE ALSO
MANUFACTURED OVERSEAS. THERE'S ALSO THE STOPPERS NEEDED TO
CLOSE THE VIAL. EXPERTS WARN THAT OUR RELIANCE ON AN
OVERSEAS SUPPLY CHAIN IS A MAJOR NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE.
PUBLIC HEALTH EXPERTS SAY A COVID-19 VACCINE MIGHT REQUIRE TWO
DOSES TO ENSURE IMMUNITY. THAT WOULD MEAN ABOUT
650 MILLION DOSES JUST FOR THE U.S. POPULATION ALONE.
>> WE'VE BEEN LEANING IN ON THE SUPPLY CHAIN TO ENSURE THAT WHEN A
VACCINE IS READY TO GO, WE WILL HAVE THE NECESSARY SUPPLIES TO
ACTUALLY ADMINISTER IT. >> Reporter: THERE'S
NO CLEAR TIMELINE FOR A VACCINE. BUT EXPERTS SAY WE
MUST PREPARE FOR IT NOW. GABE GUTIERREZ, NBC
NEWS, NEW YORK. >>> AT THE SUPREME COURT, A CLIFFHANGER
CASE OVER PRESIDENT TRUMP'S FINANCIAL RECORDS.
OUR PETE WILLIAMS JOINS US NOW. PETE, DID THE JUSTICES
OFFER ANY CLUES ABOUT THEIR THINKING? >> Reporter: I THINK
SO BASED ON THEIR QUESTIONS AND ORAL ARGUMENT BY TELEPHONE
CONFERENCE CALL. IT DID SEEM A MAJORITY OF THE COURT IS
PREPARED TO RULE THAT HOUSE DEMOCRATS WENT TOO FAR IN SEEKING
YEARS OF FINANCIAL RECORDS FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HIS FAMILY
MEMBERS BUT MIGHT ALLOW A NARROWER DEMAND FOR DOCUMENT IT
IS TIED TO SPECIFIC LEGISLATION THAT CONGRESS IS
CONSIDERING. THE COURT SEEMED INCLINED TO SAY A NEW
YORK STATE GRAND JURY CAN SUBPOENA PRESIDENT TRUMP'S TAX RETURNS.
NONE OF THE JUSTICES SEEMED TO ACCEPT HIS ARGUMENT THAT
PRESIDENTS ARE IMMUNE FROM ALL PARTS OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE
PROCESS, SO THIS APPEARED TO BE A MIXED DAY FOR THE
PRESIDENT AND WE'LL KNOW WHEN WE GET THE RULINGS BY JULY.
LESTER? >> PETE WILLIAMS, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
>>> UP NEXT, AS WE CONTINUE HERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE
PANDEMIC, TROUBLE COULD BE B >>> WE'RE BACK NOW
WITH A HARROWING SCENE TODAY CAUGHT ON CAMERA IN SOUTH FLORIDA, AS A
SMALL PLANE HIT SOME POWER LINES AND CRASHED ON A ROAD.
ONE OF THE TWO PEOPLE ON BOARD WAS KILLED, THE OTHER SERIOUSLY
INJURED. OFFICIALS SAY THE PLANE WAS HAVING
MECHANICAL TROUBLE AND THE PILOT WAS TRYING TO MAKE IT BACK TO AN
AIRPORT. >>> TONIGHT, WE ARE TRACKING WHAT COULD
BECOME THE FIRST TROPICAL THREAT OF THE SEASON.
FORECASTS SHOW A TROPICAL DISTURBANCE COULD FORM OFF THE
SOUTHEAST COAST OF THE U.S. BY THIS WEEKEND. IT'S NOT EXPECTED TO
MAKE A DIRECT HIT BUT COULD BRING RIP CURRENTS AND SWELLS TO
THE COAST EARLY NEXT WEEK. >>> UP NEXT TONIGHT,
THE RETURN OF A KING >>> FINALLY TONIGHT IN
OUR LATEST INSTALLMENT OF "NIGHTLY NEWS" KID'S EDITION, WE'LL
EXPLAIN THE SCIENCE BEHIND ANTIBODIES AND HOW THEY PROTECT US.
AND POTENTIALLY HELP OTHERS FIGHT COVID, TOO.
AND THE KING IS BACK. THE SHIRLEY TEMPLE KING THAT IS.
HE'S HELPING OTHER KIDS IN NEED RIGHT NOW.
PLUS, HE SHOWS US HOW TO MAKE ONE AT HOME. "NIGHTLY NEWS" KID'S
"NIGHTLY NEWS" KID'S EDITION IS STREAMING RIGHT NOW.

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