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good morning to you, and good morning to you and welcome to "cbs this morning." it's wednesday, hump day, may 13th, 2020. i'm gayle king with welcome to "cbs this morning." it's wednesday, hump day, may 13th, 2020. i'm gayle king with anthony mason and tony dokoupil. urgent warning. dr. anthony fauci says reopening too fast could cause more people to die and hurt the economy. some parts of the country are already akes. second wave. we'll take you overseas where new cases are affecting efforts to reopen. why there's aggressive new testing under way in the original epicenter in wuhan, china. silenced by amazon? in their first u.s. tv interview, two former employees say they were fired by amazon after pushing for safer conditions for warehouse workers.
and remarkable rebound. broadway actor nick cordero's wife says he's awake after weeks in a coma. we have an update on what could be a turning point in his recovery from the coronavirus. best news ever. first, here's today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> our concern is that there is a real risk that you will trigger an outbreak you may not be able to control. >> reporter: dr. anthony fauci told senators that their states could face serious consequences if they reopen their economies too quickly. >> 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 who gets to make a decision. >> i don't give advice about economic things. i don't give advice about anything other than public >> reporter: in los angeles county, the stay-at-home order will likely be extended through july. >> this is just as dangerous a
virus today as it was when it arrived. and we should never become too comfortable. >> reporter: president trump is backing elon musk who broke local health orders to restart production. >> this is not the soviet union in 1935. i think you can sit down with this man and work it out. >> reporter: 3,500 uber employees got the news they were being laid off. >> an exec cited a drop-off in demand. the coyote trying to chase the road hunter. it got away. i'm waiting for the acme anvil to come down. and all that matters -- >> a newly minted graduate over at north carolina central university dancing to celebrate the end of his college career. ♪ l thsing >>bot dog is patroing singapore parks to encourage social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. i gots to say people would be
more receptive if the dog was cuter and cuddlier and less dystopian. that's why i've designed my own program, the benny bot 9,000. here's the benny bot. there it is. benny is ready to be deployed in public parks where he will spread his message of safety, then eat your picnic, steal your shoes, and bite your thighs. you're welcome. welcome to "cbs this morning." i think stephen colbert is on to something, tony. i personally like it when a dog has a head. what a beautiful dog he's got there. >> i do like my dogs with heads, as well. the problem with the robot dog is it kind of looks like an insect, which is a little off-putting. >> yes. yes, it's always a little creepy to me. we're going to begin with this -- america's risky reopening strategy. amid a new warning of the dangerous from dr. anthony fauci, in testimony from his home office yesterday, he told the senators that people may die needlessly if states continue to ease social distancing rules before coronavirus infection
rates decline. >> the vast majority of states are starting to reopen without following white house guidelines. many businesses are taking precautions on their own. others have been packed with people. there's already been a spike in new cases in some areas with loosened restrictions. nancy cordes is on capitol hill for us. nancy, dr. fauci did have some positive news about a vaccine which we'll get to. what else did he have to say? >> reporter: well, the good news is that fauci said vaccine development is moving more quickly than initially expected and that we could see whether these clinical trials have been successful by late fall, early winter. in the meantime, though, he argued that most states are courting a second wave of cases by reopening too soon. >> my concern is that we will start to see little spikes that might turn into outbreaks. >> reporter: speaking from his home in d.c., dr. anthony fauci told senators it's dangerous for states to reopen before infection rates drop.
you may not be able to control. >> reporter: he said the true u.s. death toll is likely higher than the official count of more than 80,000, and he said a vaccine will not be ready in time for the fall semester at schools and universities. >> the idea of having treatments available or a vaccine to facilitate the re-entry of students into the fall term would be something that would be a bit of a bridge too far. >> reporter: still, kentucky republican rand paul challenged fauci's cautious stance. >> 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 who gets to make a decision. >> i have never made myself out to be the end all, the only voice in this. we don't know everything about this virus, and we better be
careful, especially when it comes to children. the more we learn, we're seeing more about what this virus could do that we didn't see from the studies in china or in europe. >> reporter: all the witnesses and many senators attended the hearing remotely to reduce the risk of infection. there was bipartisan dismay in the government's early response. >> i find our testing record nothing to celebrate whatsoever. >> reporter: a contrast to the president's triumphant tone on testing the day before. >> there's nobody close to us in the world, and we certainly have done a great job on testing. >> reporter: connecticut senator chris murphy urged the task force to issue more guidelines to states about reopening. >> when are we going to get in expertise from the federal government? >> i do anticipate the guidance to be posted on the cdc website soon. >> soon? soon isn't terribly helpful. thank you, mr. chairman. >> reporter: house democrats released their massive new rescue bill yesterday. it's worth about $3 trillion, with more payments to state and local governments, to working
americans, and more money for testing. the house is expected to vote on it on friday. but senate republicans are already rejecting it saying, anthony, that it's too expensive. >> nancy, thank you. heavily populated los angeles county is extending stay-at-home orders until august. restrictions were set to expire for beaches and businesses on may 15th after backlash over the new announcement. l.a.'s mayor is telling people not to, quote, freak out, suggesting some rules may be loosened. meanwhile, more than 150 kids nationwide are now confirmed to have a mystery illness that may be linked to the virus. our lead national correspondent, david begnaud, is following the story. we're dealing with an issue that's very disturbing. >> reporter: the governor of new york, andrew cuomo, says state health officials are investigating about 100 cases of pediatric multisystem inflammatory syndrome. the condition can affect the blood vessels and organs and
cause high fever and dangerously low blood pressure. >> there's no time to get cocky. no time to get arrogant. this virus hec f >> reporter: even as new questions arise about the coronavirus, governors are pushing ahead with plans to reopen. in california, governor gavin newsom is urging caution after announcing new rules for dine-in restaurants in parts of the state. >> none of this means anything if customers don't feel safe. >> reporter: it's true that coronavirus cases are falling in many of the hardest hit areas. but an unreleased fema report finds the coronavirus infection rates in some cities spiked dramatically in early may after many states loososened restrictions. take nashville and des moines. cases increased by more than 90% over seven days. and new hot spots continue to spike at meat packing plants in the midwest.
212 new cases were found at tyson's madison, nebraska, pork plant. in st. cloud, minnesota, the pilgrims pride poultry plant saw cases more than double, from 83 on friday to 194 monday. workers protested, including muhammad barell, walking off the job. he spoke through a translator. >> translator: we are demanding the company to close down and disinfect the workplace and do a mass testing and reopen again. >> reporter: let me read a statement from pilgrims pride. they say the processing plant, the health and safety of our team members remains our highest priority, and we have implemented a wide range of measures to combat the coronavirus. we know some people are scared and anxious, and we're doing everything we can to keep the virus out of the facility. as for the plant in madison, nebraska, tyson's says it shut the location down for a dep cleaning last week, and it's screening employees daily including checking their temperature. gayle?
>> all right, thank you very much. one reason that people are so scared is that the numbers just keep going up. according to johns hopkins, more than 1.3 million americans are now confirmed to have gotten sick from this virus. the death toll has surpassed 82,000. johns hopkins dr. tom inglesby will testify about the pandemic before a house committee a little later today. he is a director of the center for the health security at the university's bloomberg school of public health. he joins us this morning. good to see you, dr. tom inglesby. let's get right to the numbers because we keep hearing los angeles county, it's going to be extended, the stay-at-home orders, they're told not to freak out. always good advice. health experts warned us yesterday that the death toll is probably going to go up and be higher than we thought and that if we open up too soon, that we do it at our own peril. what's your best advice on when and how states should start to reopen? and i realize it probably varies from state to state.
>> yeah. it really does vary at this point because some states have seen a pretty marked decrease in case numbers over the last month. some states are really still seeing a rise in cases on a day-to-day basis. it's like a patchwork around the country. the four things that states should have in place to lower the risk of reopening is two weeks of declining cases, a health system that can really care for more people if they get sick, widespread diagnostic testing available for anyone who has covid symptoms, and then a program for rapid tracing of contacts of cases. so they can try and break the chain of transmission. >> we keep hearing about testing. everybody says testing is the key.
i think everybody agrees that we're not where we need to be when it comes to testing. i want to know from you, what do we need to see, and how close are we to being what you think is smart to reenter society i call it. >> i think in some places in the country we are getting closer. there are some states which really have brought case numbers down to single digits a day. new cases. that makes it possible for the public health agencies to track those cases, to find all their contacts, get them into quarantine, and try and keep this under control. that's what countries around the world have done that have been successful. i think the parts of the country that are still seeing a rapid rise in cases or daily rise, where we don't really have diagnostic testing as extensive as they need to have or contact tracing, that's where it's going to be more difficult and risky for them to reopen. and those places i think we need to really proceed cautiously. >> what's the balance do you think between hope and honesty for the public as we navigate this virus? i know you're testifying later today, but
what is your message? i want to hear from you the balance we need between hope and honesty, and what will your message be today? >> i think honesty has to come first. people have to understand the i. government and public health and political leaders. i think we should have hope. we have reasonable hope. dr. fauci talked about vaccine development, there are medicines under development, cases are coming down in many parts of the country. and those states have shown us that it's possible to bring this disease under control in the united states. other countries have, as well. but we also have to be realistic that we don't have the same situation around the country. and there are some places where this disease could really reaccelerate and cause a much larger outbreak. so i think we have to have a balance of both. yes, there's reason for hope. but we have to be realistic. >> yeah. your message later today will be what? >> my message later today will be that we really need to build contact tracing around the country. that's going to be our key capacity for the next six months
to a year. we have to really be able to find cases through diagnostics and be able to trace the contacts. that's the bread and better of public health disease control strategy that's been in place around the world. we just need to build it up in the united states to a place where we haven't had it before. and that's going to help us get this disease under control. >> all right. we're all looking for a good sign. thank you very much, dr. tom inglesby, for talking to us this morning. >> thanks. >> tony? >> thank you so much. the coronavirus of course is a global problem, a global challenge. fears of a second wave of infections has led some countries to rethink their opening plans. russia now has the second highest number of reported cases behind the u.s., and the chinese city where the pandemic began plans to test every single person to guard against a recurrence. asia correspondent ramy inocencio has that story. >> reporter: w o in the next ten days, china's
coronavirus epicenter is testing its entire population of 11 million people. wuhan reported six new coronavirus cases over the weekend. the first since the city celebrated the lifting of its 76-day lockdown in april. in south korea, seoul has ordered more than 2,000 clubs and bars closed, and now contact tracing nearly 11,000 people. a new cluster of more than 100 covid-19 cases were found linked to the capital's entertain district. dr. jerome kim is a leading epidemiologist in south korea. >> if the government hadn't done this, there would be 119 people out there infecting other people. that gets to the point of pele. >> reporter: and in russia, tragedy on top of infections. a fire at a hospital in st. petersburg killed at least four coronavirus patients. the even hit close to vladimir
putin. his spokesperson is the latest high-ranking official to fall ill. in japan, some good news -- prime st the country is on a steady path to ending its epidemic. the national state of emergency could be lifted across much of the country thursday. for "cbs this morning," ramy inocencio, tokyo. plan to dropped criminal charges against president trump's first national security adviser is on hold this morning. retired general michael flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the fbi during its russia investigation, then tried to withdraw hissm case says wants to hear monies fropinions from interested parties first. they say flynn did not commit a crime because the fbi had insufficient reason to question him. the coronavirus did not stop the supreme court from hearing
arguments on whether president trump's bank and accountants can be forced to give investigators his tax returns and other financial records. as jan crawford reports, the potential burden of congressional inquiries is the key issue here. >> at some point there's a straw that breaks the camel's back. >> reporter: over more than three hours supreme court justices focused on where investigations become a presidential distraction. >> there's a long, long history of congress seeking records and getting them. >> reporter: at stake, whether house democrats investigating the president's business dealings and a new york grand jury looking into his campaign can subpoena tax returns and other records mr. trump has long sought to keep private. >> we're fighting all the subpoenas. >> reporter: tme tsident could comply with court orders. president nix someone to watergate. president clinton in a sexual harassment lawsuit by paula jones. >> the presidency is being harassed. >> reporter: president trump's personal lawyer jay sekulow
argued his client has temporary presidential immunity from such subpoenas while in office. >> the president isn't above the law. >> reporter: some justices seem skeptical of that argument and appeared to search for a middle ground. >> how can we both protect the house's interests in obtaining information it needs to legislate, but also protect the presidency? >> reporter: jeffrey rosen says the case is hard to predict. >> you can imagine the court sending both cases back to lower courts. and that means we could be back at the supreme court again. but if that happens, that would probably be after the next presidential election. >> reporter: for "cbs this morning," jan crawford, washington. ahead we'll hear from the man whose home was one of the last (vo) pro plan liveclear,
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good morning, in the news this morning alameda county health officials have reviewed was safety and prevention plan. the county says they made additional safety recommendations and if tessa complies, they will allow the company to expand its minimum business operations allowing for a possible reopening next week. beginning next week, a small group of students will be back in the classroom. it's an experiment that could determine what school will look like in the fall. keeping two guidelines, 12 kids from the school will resume studies together.
california senate leaders have unveiled a plan to revive relief for struggling renters and landlords. it would allow them to receive tax credits or missed rent payments in exchange for not evicting tenants. they could repay the state over 10 years from his rent under the voluntary program. let's check on traffic, here is gianna. good morning, let's take a look at the bay bridge. it is moving at an okay place with no delays. want to are past that, we have ake ligh on the upper deck, or cars out there. a slow ride as you work your way past treasure island coming off the skyway heading into san francisco. a few showers expected for today, catching a little bit of sunshine as we go through our day. looking at the transfer showers for tomorrow, th best ch "cbs th
morning." best ch "cbs th in their first u.s. television interview, two former amazon employees say they were fired for their activism on behalf of amazon warehouse workers. amazon has faced growing questions about possible retaliation against employees who speak out about safety conditions amid the pandemic. on "60 minutes," an amazon senior vice president said the company has, quote, zero tolerance for retaliation. the two longtime amazon employees say that's exactly what ended their careers with the company. >> amazon's greatest fear is workers coming together, workers organizing, workers talking to each other, and workers speaking up together. that's why emily and i were
fired. >> reporter: maren costa said she used to love working for amazon, helping the e-commerce giant design everything from the home page to physical stores. last month, after 15 years with the company, she and fellow designer emily cunningham were fired after killed at least four amazon warehouse employees and infected others. >> we need jeff bezos to take action -- >> reporter: fueling protests across the country. >> warehouse workers reached out to us because of how unsafe they felt in warehouses and how afraid they felt not only for their own health but for their families and for the larger public, as well. >> reporter: what was the reality you were hearing from the workers themselves? >> amazon's internal message to all of the frontline workers, the warehouse workers, they are heroes, and we're doing everything we can -- everything mmingly for g swimmingly well. them at all. >> reporter: costa and cunningham say the pandemic has
warehouse workers differently than it treats tech workers, especially those on the main campus. >> when we found one case of covid on the entire campus, the campus was shut down, and everybody was sent home. when warehouse workers stay home for fear of the coronavirus, they just send more bodies in. >> reporter: after the coronavirus hit, costa and cunningham circulated a petition to improve the lives of warehouse workers, asking for increased hazard pay and additional safety procedures. >> i say listen to your workers. listen to what they're saying. >> reporter: back in 2018, costa and cunningham had helped create the group amazon employees for climate justice. they say amazon warned them against publicly criticizing the company. >> today, i feel -- >> reporter: it still surprised them when on april 10th, after the group invited colleagues to a talk about warehouse worker safety, they got a call from management. >> i got an invite from my director at 2:45 for a 3:00 meeting. and i thought that was unusual. but at that time, about 3:00,
noticed i didn't have access to the network anymore. and then about an hour later, i got a call from an hr representative who basically told me that i had violated multiple policies, and that i was terminated effective immediately. >> they say they were told they'd violated internal policies. among them, one that prohibits soliciting donations from fellow employees. >> my son was actually in the adjoining room when the call came in. and so he just happened to hear the whole thing. >> you were fired in a zoom call like this? >> that's correct. i took the call, and it was very brief. you know, my 15 years at amazon was ended in about a 30-second, literally a 30-second phone call. >> last week senators wrote a letter to amazon raising the question of retaliation for whistleblowing. specifically naming costa and cunningham. on "60 minutes," amazon head of operations dave clark said the company does not strike back at its own employees. >> well, i can tell you we have
a zero tolerance policy for retaliating against people or for any number of issues. i've been here 21 years and have never seen anybody get fired for complaining or raising a concern. >> what would you say to somebody who's been following your story and they think, look, a company is like a family. you broke the trust. >> we know the importance of pilots being able to speak up, boeing engineers, of nurses speaking up on behalf of their patients. and if workers are not able to speak up, it's a disaster not only for those workers or their patients or customers but forpu. >> and of course we did ask amazon for an interview. the company declined. but in a statement the company said, quote, we terminated these employees not for talking publicly about working conditions or safety but for repeatedly violating internal policies. as for the safety of the workers, amazon sayst now is spending $800 million on safety
measures, and on top of that the company identifies workers who come in contact with a sick colleague and sends those workers into quarantine with pay. i think the bigger question here, gayle and anthony, is when we deem a worker essential, what does that mean in terms. pay and protections? that's a question amazon has to answer, and many other companies across the country have to answer. and it's going to continue as a conversation long after these employees clean out their offices at amazon, gayle. >> yeah. both of those women, i think, raise troubling issues. i only hope that amazon reconsiders its position about not giving an interview. i don't think a statement really suffices based on what they raised. also coming on the heels of the "60 minutes" piece where they had an executive talk. i hope they reconsider the offer, that they will take you up on the offer. anthony? >> yeah. no, and i mean, to tony's point, i think this is something every
company is going to have to confront as people start going back to work. what are actually safe conditions at least for the next year. it's a huge obstacle to getting the economy back on its feet. all right. ahead, more good news from the wife of broadway star nick cordero on his coronavirus recovery. how he's emerged from a coma that lasted more than a month. and a reminder -- you can always get the morning's news by subscribing to the "cbs this morning" podcast. hear today's top stories in less than 20 minutes. we'll be right back. making your life a bit more effortless is the lincoln way. so as you head back out on the road, we'll be doing what we do best. priding some calm so as you head back out amidst the chaos., with virtual, real-time tours of our vehicles
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it's under construction. >> reporter: 64-year-old gregory mcmichael and his son travis told officers they thought arbery was a burglary suspect. according to the police report, the mcmichaels say they chased him, and that's when travis reportedly got into a struggle with arbery and shot and killed him. they claimed self-defense but were charged with arbery's murder 74 days later. english's attorney, elizabeth graddy, says her client never asked the mcmichaels to protect his home. >> if he'd ever askhelp rtaiyouot havesked for them to chase down a man and -- who's just in the neighborho neighborhood. >> even if something had got stolen from my property and had to be ahmaud, i wouldn't have wanted him to lost his life for it. >> reporter: according to the autopsy report obtained by cbs news, arbery was
n the wrist. the toxicology report also shows arbery did not have drugs or alcohol in his system. >> we need to determine the facts. we need to know what happened so that justice will be done. >> reporter: this week, georgia attorney general chris carr appointed joyette holmes as the fourth district attorney to this case. this is after two others recused themselves claiming conflict of interest with gregory mcmichaels. carr also asked the georgia bureau of investigation and the u.s. justice department to look into how the case was handled. >> we want to make sure that, again, we come at this from all angl angles, and leave no stone unturned. i'm said repeatedly, the family, the community, and the state of georgia deserve answers. >> reporter: it's worth noting that georgia does not have any state hate crime laws on the books. yesterday, lawmakers started talking about possible legislation. anthony? >> omar, thank you. ahead, vlad duthiers looks at the stories you'll be talking about today including major new
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event hosted by former nba player caron butler. lin who plays in china for the beijing ducks says he and other asian americans have faced prejudice. take a listen. >> some people were legitimately not going to the grocery store because they were scared or not putting on a mask because they were scared of physically being attacked. that's just a whole different ball game. like all it would take is like ten seconds to really at least try to put yourself in the position of somebody who is dealing wou, this asian american pacder heritage month. as andrew yang said during the meeting, the coronavirus can either tear us apart or help bring us together and make us stronger. >> yeah. jeremy lin said he'd been getting dirty looks and stares in the supermarket. another player made the point, he said, look, you can't show discrimination for a virus that doesn't discriminate. it's attacking everybody equally. vlad, what else you got?
>> all right. so bumping it up now with some good news about broadway star nick cordero's health. on monday we told you his wife said that he's responsive weeks after being placed in a medically induced coma due to the coronavirus. now amanda kloots is sharing even better news with fans on instagram. folks, grab that box of tissues, and watch this. >> nick, da da, is awake! yay! da da is awake! yay! >> that is the couple's 10-month-old son, elvis. he's just a hunka, hunka burning love. amanda said nick isn't out of the woods yesterday. it will be a long recovery. i've always believed the journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step, and this is a big one. >> for sure, for sure, it's huge. i told her it's like tony the tiger great. when i interviewed her a couple
weeks ago, i said -- you know the show "the good wife," you're an example of that. i feel she is literally loving him back to life. because of her enthusiasm, we are all waking up, standing up for nick cordero. this is so exciting. they've got a long way to go, but this is a huge, really good start. you can -- both have nothing to do with the greatest of all time -- i know, elvis is ten months old. i can't get enough of the story. i can't get enough. you've got a goat story that's got nothing to do with the greatest of all time i hear. >> exactly. so there was a wild sight in one northern california neighborhood. check this out. a group of about 200 goats which if you didn't know is called a tribe ran amok in this san jose community yesterday. normally what happens is they're brought in byo eat dead grass on the hillside. somehow, these goats managed to knock over an electric fence and freedom! it took about 15 minutes to round them up. there was some minor damage.
no one was hurt. tony, this might top the llama drama of 2015. if you remember, these llamas making a break for it in sun city, arizona. goats are like, oh -- >> i do remember the llama drama. how could you forget? i didn't see the goats eating any grass. isn't that what they're stopped do? glad no one was hurt. ahead, dr. david agus on dr. anthony fauci. stay with us. my mother, it was a very difficult time. but she wasn't alone everybody tried to do what they could to help. we can get through this. we all have the strength to do it. i've seen it. [laughs] ♪ with moderate to severe treplaque psoriasists uncover clearer skin that can last. in fact, tremfya® was proven superior to humira®
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2020.t's wednesday, may 13th, welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king with tony dokoupil and anthony mason. tough system. dr. anthony fauci says we may be underestimating the potential death toll from the coronavirus. we look at the science behind this warning. kids under pressure. california's surgeon general shares important advice about children's mental health during this crisis. and we take you of canals. void left by tourists in venice, italy. >> nature. it's a good thing, but first, here's today's eye opener at 8:00. america's risky reopening strategy. amid a new warning of the dangers from dr. anthony fauci. >> he argued that most states are courting a second wave of cases by reopening too soon.
>> they say the processing plant the health and safety of our team members is our highest priority and we've implemented a wide range of measures to combat the coronavirus. >> how close are we to being what you think is smart to reenter society? >> some states have brought their case numbers down to single digits a day. that makes it possible for their public health agencies to track the cases. >> the justice department's plan to drop criminal charges against michael flynn is on hold. the judge wants to hear opinions from other interested parties first. >> bernie sanders pushed about americans. >> sanders asked his questions with a red hot chili peppers poster in the background. no surprise there. when it comes to medicare, he wants to give it away, give it away, give it away now. but you got to give it to your mama. you got to give it to your papa.
you do a little dance and drink a little water. >> welcome back to "cbs this morning." i noticed that poster too, anthony, behind the senator yesterday and went oh, wow, look at bernie sanders. who knew? >> i think more senators need rock posters behind them. the hearings would be more interesting. breaking news on president r ul manafort. his lawyer confirms to "cbs this morning" that manafort is out of prison and now under home cob finement to protect against catching the coronavirus. he's serving a seven and a half year sentence for charges on witness tampering. his lawyer requested his release
last month after prison authorities began releasing some inmates because of the pandemic. >> former nation's top medical experts offered warnings about the dangers and challenges we continue to face from this pandemic. a virtual hearing was held yesterday in front of a senate committee. dr. anthony fauci said he hopes to see advanced trials of a vaccine by late fall or early winter. >> he also said many of the medical community think the actual death toll is higher than the current count of more than 82,000, and he warned more deaths are possible if areas reopen too soon. >> some areas, cities, states, what have you, jump over those various check points and prematurely open up without having the capability of being able to respond effectively and efficiently, my concern is we'll start to see little spikes that might turn into outbreaks.
>> dr. fauci also stressed we should keep an eye on children after dozens have been sickened by a condition possibly linked to the virus. >> we don't know everything about this virus. i think we've got to be careful if we are not cavalier in thinking that children are completely immune to the effects. >> cbs news medical distributor dr. david agus joins us. we heard dr. fauci talk about little spikes that could lead to outbreaks if we reopen too soon. are weit spikes? >> it depends. if a state opens when they have hundreds or thousands of cased being diagnosed regularly, they can't contact trace them all, and there's possibility for outbreak. they need a number they can handle. there will always be cases after opening a state. the hope is the strategies laid
out can contain the cases so it doesn't spread like wildfire. the cdc report had methods to do this. my hope is the states enact measures similarly. >> is there enough science, david, around how to safely reopen restaurants, say, and businesses? or do we really need national guidelines here? >> i certainly think national guidelines make the most sense. i think there's plenty of science. the problem is enacting that science is different depending on who the health commissioner is and the governor is and not all of them have the same understanding of the science. i think that we know what interactions are required for the virus to spread. and we can do everything in our power to prevent the interactions when we design how the restaurant is and design how the servers and chefs work, we can put together a plan that reduces risk not to zero but dramatically reduces spread at the businesses that that need to be open. my hope is we all follow the
testimony plates and the templates are public and most states or all states go along with them. it would be great. >> all right. the death toll, meanwhile, is now past 80,000 in the coronavirus. dr. fauci said that he believes it's actually likely higher than that. what does he mean? >> well, early on obviously testing was limited and difficult and many people were dissuaded from going to emergency rooms. if you don't have these symptoms, stay at home, and people died at home. we don't have documentation they have covid-19 but the likelihood is that many of them did. oh so when you look at the numbers, particularly in cities like new york city and others with large outbreaks, is they're underestimating the number of deaths. whether the number we have is underestimated by 10% or 50% is unknown, but it's clear the numbers are underestimated.
>> all right. every time we talk, we ask you , because obviously that's the answer to all of this. and dr. fauci said he's optimistic at this point. what are we seeing? what's the latest from what you know? >> i'm optimistic also. i've been able to see some of the data from the existing human trials with some of the early vaccine entrants. what we're seeing is there are immune responses. the hope is that -- well, we know over the next several weeks we'll know a lot more, and are the immune responses robust enough to provide immunity? what's going on interesting is we vaccinate populations at two years old you get this and 65 you get this. and at 50 the shingles vaccine. this is going to be vaccinating people across all age groups. the question is are we all going to respond the same. it may be some groups get two shots and others get one shot. we're starting to learn about the difference responses from
groups to the vaccines. there's a lot of science to go. but there's certainly data being collected that gives us cautious optimism that we'll have a vaccine and hopefully not too far away. >> if an effective vaccine is developed, you think it shold be mandatory? i think it's going to be the open question. we need herd immunity above 90%. if everybody steps up and is vax na nated, it doesn't need to be mandatory. there are people who can't make an immune response. unless we vaccinate a large percentage of the population, over 90 %, they're at risk for getting the virus and having serious complications. we have to protect each other. we have to find a way to get herd immunity higher. it may be a vaccine mandate. we'll see. >> all right. doctor, thank you.
gayle? thank you both. a kentucky family is demanding answers today in the death of a frontline health care worker who was killed during a police raid two months ago today. brianna taylor's family is suing police officers after the 26-year-old was shot and killed in her apartment. officials say this incident back in march was tied to a drug investigation where police were searching for someone else. jericka duncan reports taylor's mother claims gross negligence took her daughter's life. >> she loved life and loved to help people and loved her family. she didn't deserve what they did to her. >> this is the 26-year-old's mother who was an emt working in emergency rooms at two hospitals and helping respond to the coronavirus outbreak. >> i was more concerned with her washing her hands than dying at home. >> reporter: but just after midnight on march 13th, police shot taylor at least eight times, killing her in the
apartment she s her boyfriend, kenneth walker. >> officers knocked on the door several times and announced their presence as police who were there with a search warrant. the officers forced entry and to the exterior door and were immediately met by gunfire. the police say the officers were part of a narcotics investigation and opened fire after walker shot first. they're now on administrative reassignment pending the results of an internal investigation. the lawsuit against the officers claims the suspect they were searching for was already in custody. taylor's family alleges the officers wearing plane clothes did not identify themselves and that walker a registered gun owner was shooting at men he believed were breaking in. walker is charged with first degree assault and attempted murder. >> they thought they were being burglarized.
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ci o flourishing. >> reporter: good morning. as hard as the lockdown has been on all of us, there's one silver lining no one can deny -- staying at home has been largely good for the environment. and here in venice, this lagoon city has returned to its preindustrial tranquility. ♪ venice, perhaps more than any other city under lockdown, has gone from one extreme to the other. the rialto bridge, the grand can canal, even st. mark's square deserted. streets and canals usually awash with tourists so still nature is filling the void, says ecologist marco sigovini. >> oh, my gosh -- yeah, there he is under the ropes. with babies. dock. schools of fish and underwater life. jellyfish like the one we spotted. hardly any boats to scare them away or to churn up cloudy
sediment. the transformation so dramatic the european space agency snapped satellite images taken one year apart. conspicuously absent, cruise ships. last year more than 600 passed through. their titanic size splashing core oefb wake on fragile foundations says environmental scientist jane da mosto. what is going on with the steps? they look like they're about to fall in the water. >> they probably are about to fall in the water. >> reporter: once last year the damage was not so gradual. four people were injured when this cruise liner slammed into a venetian dock. today -- >> it's more like a lake, and i just imagine that all the buildings in venice are kind of singing to each other. and they must be so relieved not to be so bashed around. >> reporter: without the billowing exhaust, there's been a marked improvement in air quality though not without a
cost. empty bridges, empty canals, also empty pockets. without tourists, covid-19 has left the economy here gasping for air. this fish monger says he'll go bankrupt selling to venetians alone. there's only 50,000 of them compared to 30 million tourists who used to come every year. something you can see clearly at night when the few lights on are of the few people who live here. the many homes with lights off of the many tourists now gone. how bad -- the mayor is desperate for them to come back. "we're not dying of coronavirus," he tells business "we're dying of hunger." it's striking that delicate balance between the ecology and the economy that's going to determine the future of venice. for now, it seems like there's a tension between public health and public wealth here and around the world. chris livesay, cbs news, venice. >> such a beautiful city. and it's lovely to see it empty, gayle, but it -- as chris said,
it can't survive that way. >> yeah. look at the human beings mucking everything up. i hope they can find a balance between the economy and the ecology. i hope they can work that out. and anthony, perfect time to notice your painting behind you because i know it's from venice, it's of venice, of venice. people ask me -- i get a lot of requests -- >> st. mark's square. >> i get a lot of requests from people that say do you think anthony will ever sell that painting? what's the answer, anthony mason? >> nope. >> okay. okay. just wanted it on record. that's what i said, but i don't want to speak for you. ahead, many people say working from home has made them more productive. linkedin editor-in-chief, dan roth, will tell us why and shares his advice for how to manage this new normal that we're all dealing with. you're watching "cbs this morning." you know we thank you for that. we'll be right back.
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." it is now time to bring you some of the stories that are "talk of the table" this morning. since we're coming to you from our homes, we're going to share a story with each other and all of you that is talk of our table. anthony, you're going first. >> i'm coming up with a first on "cbs this morning," a look at a new netflix documentary about jeffrey epstein, the financeer accused of sex trafficking who died last year. "jeffrey epstein filthy rich" has new allegations against prince andrew who denies having sex with one of epstein's alleged underage victims. it includes never-before-heard audio from epstein's legal depositions. take a look. >> have you ever solicited a minor for prostitution? >> i want to invoke my fifth amendment right. >> he's dead, but he did not act alone. none of them have been held
accountable. >> start digging into his life. pulling out the spider web of people. >> there is the typical much bigger iceberg. >> take him down. take everybody down. ♪ >> the monsters are still out there. you took our freedom, now we're going to take yours. >> the people you just saw in that clip, president trump and businessman leslie wexner, deny any knowledge of epstein's alleged criminal activity. glen maxwell and alan dershowitz deny any wrongdoing related to epstein and underage girls. epstein was found dead in his jail cell last summer while awaiting trial in new york city. he was accused of sex trafficking dozens of teenagers and young women. the netflix series comes out later this month. you can watch the entire trailer on our social media accounts. and the series also includes interviews with two new survivors who have never spoken before. tony? >> wow.
i think safe to say there will be strong interest when that comes out. i'll be tuning in, that's for sure. >> yeah. last month, millions of americans rushed to supermarkets and cleared the shelves to stock up during the pandemic. that demand, plus some supply issues, caused the single highest -- largest single-month increase in grocery prices in nearly 50 years. the prices surged 2.6% in april across all the foods that if you're not vegetarian or vegan you're going to be eating -- meats, poultry, fish, eggs. 2.6%, guys, you may think, you know, doesn't seem like that big of a number. that's $2.60 for every $100 you spend. over the course of a year that adds up to about $350 if you're spending about $100 a week on groceries. with so many people losing their job or having their pay cut or their hours cut, every dollar counts. and that 2.6% can meanoove talking about. so it's a big deal number, gayle. >> yeah. i was goingt. will feel that.
mine is about twitter. i think it's good news, and it's concerning news to me, anyway. some twitter employees will never have to go back to the office if they don't want to. twitter ceo jack dorsey told them yesterday they may work from home forever if they prefer to do that and their job enables them to do so. the company's 5,000 employees were asked to work for home at the beginning of march to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. twitter says that the past few months have proven they can make it work. that's the thing that scares me a little bit. i think we're all making it work in our jobs. just because we're making it work doesn't mn we lik rking .may so cheesy,sshe crew. i want to get back into the building when it's safe. i think a lot of companies are re-evaluating how many people they need and where they need them. twitter says this, "if you decide that you want to come back to work, our offices will be there warm and welcoming selves with some additional precautions when we feel it's safe to return."
something to think about, anthony. >> yeah. yeah. it is -- companies are going to look at how much real estate they really need. it's an interesting -- interesting what's going to come out of this. i know i've counted the steps from my bed here to this table, gayle. it's 25 steps. it's very convenient but a little too close. >> yes. mine is 28 steps. it's convenient, but i want to go back to the studio. i know -- companies are thinking do we need timothy? how about wanda? does she need to come back to work? i don't know. anyway, we have linked working from home. that will be interesting. i didn't say anybody's name that i know. so i'm just making up names there, people. moving on. a majority of adults say stress connected with the coronavirus has had a negative effect on their mental health. and the experts say some children are suffering the same effects. navigating the new normal, parents edition, is a new special by the viacom cbs learning service noggin.
it offers tips for parents worried about their kids' mental well-being. >> my son was crying in the pantry the other day. and i -- while i needed the relief, i felt bad because i felt like, oh, no, is he going to feel like i can't handle the situation. >> number one, that this does give us a chance to model for our kids what it's like. we're feeling really sad when we're feeling really overwhelmed. >> the special's lead expert is california surgeon general, that's dr. nadine burke harris. she joins us. she's a pediatrician, so she knows about working with kids. good to see you, dr. burke harris. that was jamie seigler from "the sopranos" who said my son saw me crying. i want to start with that. i think a lot of parents are wondering isou sh s o anxiokhat have these feelings, we have
these emotions, and then what do we do about them. it's not that they can never see us experiencing stress or anxiety, but this is an opportunity for us to model for them, wow, you know, i'm feeling really frustrated and upset right now, and here's what i do for myself. and that's the really important thing. >> yeah. what are the mental health concerns you have for children right now? because listen, they're taking their cues from their parents, but they must be feeling ids are feeling a lot of uncertainty, a lot of ananxiety. it's important for people to know it's not just in their heads, right. for both -- both for kids and is pretty stressful. and when we talk about stress, really it's the body making stress hormones. and these stress hormones can do
things like affect our sleep, affect our mood, affect our judgment. for kids, it can affect the way that they learn, and it can even affect our health, right. for example, high levels of stress hormones can make us more susceptible to infection, for example, by affecting the way our immune system functions. so helping kids understand what they can do to helpo you know be healthy and, you know, reduce those stress hormones i think is really important. >> we flashed it on the screen briefly. what are some of the signs that parents should look out for that say, uh-oh, my child's having a problem here? struggling a bit. the child. but for littler ones, some of the things that we see are developmental regression, right. so for example, if a child was previously potty trained and
then they go back to wetting or if they had been sleeping through the night and then they go back to -- to getting up. for school-aged children you might see increased likelihood of difficulty focusing or paying attention or headaches or tummy aches. sometimes school-aged children feel it in their bodies. and for teenagers, teenagers can be tough to flush out anyways, right? but they can become more withdrawn, or they can becommor. and then it's really important to reach check in. >> you specialize in the connection between mental stress and physical health. what are you focusing on? why is that important? >> yeah, so what we see is that there's a large body of research that shows that when we experience significant stress or adversity, particularly in this
developmentally critical period of childhood, that it can affect things like brain development, the immune system, hormonal systems, and even the way our dna is read and transcribed. so science is now understanding that our environments and especially in childhood have a significant effect on our health, not only during childhood but also throughout life. and what that means is that we can put that science into practice to make sure that kids are having safe, stable, and nurturing environments. >> all right. dr. nadine burke harris. i knew you worked with kids when i heard your mic check and you went "green eggs and ham," instead of abcd or 12345. thank you so much. you can hear more from dr. burke harris in nollin's navigating the new normal special. go to the "cbs this morning" facebook page for more information on that.
(errhhhhh) do you want to show us the continents on the... no. it is not going good. my mom is getting stressed out. (speaks hebrew) momma's tired. i, i'm, like... woooo... (screams) (sighs heavily) so, starting just quickly by breathing in... i never thought i'd say this, but i kind of miss school! the teachers, i mean, y'all are gifted people! their investment into our children is beyond what we can even imagine. appreciate all that you do. in our series on the new normal, we look at how the pandemic is dramatically changing our everyday lives.
those changes affect the way we work, the way we learn, socialize, and travel. and as we mentioned earlier, twitter announced that all of its employees will be allowed to work from home forever if they want to. big change there. a new survey from our partners at linkedin found 54% of americans say that working from home has boosted their productivity. but at the same time, 51% said it also increased feelings of loneliness. dan roth is the editor-in-chief of linkedin and joins me. good morning. i want to get to both of those numbers. first, the increase in productivity, i got to say i'm skeptical. 54% of people say they're more productive working from home. in what ways? >> the main one is the -- not needing to have a commute. the amount of time that we lose trying to get to work and trying to get home from work, that is all timed that you can use answering emails or trying to get through your to-do list or dealing with stand around home. people are loving the fact that
they don't have to commute. it doesn't make up for other issues. so there are lots of problems that come with this. but the fact is they're not spending time in the car, they're not spending time on the subway. they're also not losing time in the break room. we can talk about whether that's a good thing or a bad thing, but you're not -- you don't have your colleague, you know, coming over the cubicle wall and telling you jokes or sending you the latest sports scores. you really can just focus on what you need to focus on. >> yeah. that's definitely tr you don't have the colleague coming over. you've got your kid coming over, your dog coming over, or the goldfish needs to be fed, or your spouse is in the room, i have to get one thing, i'll be out in a second. all those interruptions, you wh t might toroductiv towo el around them? >> yeah. first of all, we surveyed professionals and asked them what kind of interruptions -- whether they were having interruptions and what they were like. nearly a third said they were
being interrupted by family. the next step was technology challenges that were interrupting them. then it was pets, spouses, and kids. there are all kind of problems that we face at home. what we have heard from how they deal with it, number one, they are trying to make sure they have a regimented approach to their day and that they're are talking to their family about it. here's what my day is like, here are the hours that i can work. my wife and i have an intricate schedule for when she is running her company, when i'm trying to do my job, and when we are home schooling our three kids. we try to make it work. we go over the schedules in the. they're also trying to make sure they have it segmented on what part of their day is work and what part of their day is family. so that you can close the computer at some point and say, i'm done -- even though i'm walking two feet away from where i was just working,miod rather mode. >> yeah. important distinction. so putting asides productivity, let's talk about creativity. we mentioned the break room. the break room is a place where
you might share an idea, gets some feedback. it can be a productive moment. without that interaction with a colleague, how can you inspire creativity when you're at home? >> yeah. i mean, there are a lot of people who are being -- trying to be as creative as they can with still having those unscripted moments with colleagues. the problem is you have to have scripted -- unscripted moments in thesee things w forike a half hour they will get together with colleagues, and they will say we're going to bake something together. we're going to find a recipeini a half hour to do, and get your ingredients ahead of time. they just leave their cameras open, and they talk the whole time they're doing it. and you kind of have a little bit of room for having those unscripted conversations. that's a big one. it still means having to get the right people in the room. you don't have that experience where someone, you know, stanley walks by and mentions something and you're like, god, i didn't
put two and two together, and you come up with some idea, where some of these ideas come from. i think that companies are going to struggle with finding ways to have those bits of inspiration where just something connects, two people connect in a way they wouldn't have come together before. and something great comes out of it. we are -- my guess is in the next couple of years we'll see a lot of people trying to invent ways to allow us to do that virtually. right now, it's a total challenge. >> very cool. and very good tips. my tip here for productivity, this is the only room in the house, my basement, where there's notffic turn ound w at e desk right behind me. turning off the monitor. that's how i get things done. took me two months to figure out that little hack. but i have it now. dan roth, thank you very much. we appreciate it. you can hear more from dan on today's podcast. he discusses -- thank you so much -- what new normal at work, what the new normal at work might look like after the pandemic. there will be an after. and he offers advice to college grads entering the work force
before we go, a hopeful moment during this uncertain time. a surprise reunion brought joy and tears to an ohio family. >> mom? mother! [ laughter ] [ barks ] i told you she was going to come back! >> that's paramedic leilani williams-lemonier hugging her kids for the first time in six weeks after she returned from helping fight the coronavirus in new york when her deployment ended. she decided to give her kids a huge surprise. and it sure was. the kids go through a lot, too, as well as the frontline workers, gayle. >>
good morning, i it is 8:55. if you are taking any of the roadways this morning the freeway, specifically south 880 there are brake lightinize to hayward. no accidents or incidents. there is occasional construction around the area but we are seeing a few slow and go conditions on the ride on the southbound side of 880. a heads up if you are headed towards the san mateo bridge. to 101 with no n itself is is delays once on 101 in both directions. road work happening at the richmond san rafael bridge extending into the afternoon on the east end of the bridge, eastbound 580. certainly seeing lane closures there, 3 lane as well as the holder is closed off from trestle to mid span. just a heads up. no delays, though, in either direction. traffic still pretty light there.
overnight road work will continue along 101 at 280 in san francisco. that is a look at your drive. lets check the forecast. here is mary. okay, and we are looking at some sunshine, but also a few showers, tracking that for you on high deaf rr doppler, especially north bay. you can see spotty showers pushing through near santa rosa, petaluma, vallejo, selmo, you can see light showers pushing through. as we go through our day, little bit of sunshine, and few showers, slightly below average for daytime highsism unsettled weather today, likely for tomorrow. best chance of rain for the north bay, tomorrow. drier, warmer weather friday. looking at 62 in sane fran, 70 in san jose. there we go with the extended forecast
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