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  • he stood up for them and they are standing up for final salute for the captain, completed with Lady Leadership to get his 5000 soldiers off the ship stricken with virus and was later relieved of duty.

  • Crowd chanting his name.

  • Military leadership says he broke the chain of command.

  • Speaking of protocol, United no more cities and states across the country Now calling their own shots is Corona virus sweeps across America.

  • Most states have stay at home restrictions, but others remain defined in New York City.

  • The mayor says they'll be out of ventilators by Sunday.

  • Similar reports across the country.

  • One doctor warning.

  • We're playing musical chairs with life saving equipment, but as we head into another weekend, hunker down.

  • Finding balance during a seemingly off kilter time is key staying informed while also staying center?

  • Good evening, everyone.

  • I'm Lindsay Davis.

  • Thanks so much for streaming with us.

  • Another one.

  • Another incredibly challenging week behind us.

  • Another month of uncertainty ahead here, New York officials warn.

  • We're just days away from what they're calling a D day.

  • When this pandemic will overwhelm hospitals, the governor is essentially threatening to seize vital medical equipment that death toll nearly doubling in three days close to 3000 dead in New York state Planes in hard hit Los Angeles Spelling it out in this guy Stay at home save lives.

  • But that's exactly what many residents in some states are not doing tonight.

  • Their local leaders refusing to issue a stay at home orders.

  • Dr Anthony Fauci says he does not understand why Alex Perez leads us off with a look at the places in America where there's pandemic may seem distant but looms large nonetheless, from New York.

  • Stay home to the maxim extent possible to California.

  • We know what does work, and that's physical distancing.

  • And we believe very strongly that stay at home order has helped advance our efforts and reducing the stress on the system and many places in between.

  • A majority of states across the country have issued a stay at home orders to help stop the spread of cove in 19.

  • The measures have caused unprecedented harm to their economies, but those officials say the decision was made to protect life first.

  • Not everyone, however, has made the same choice.

  • Take a look.

  • 10 states have no such order in place in many of those states instead a confusing mix of county and local restrictions and closures.

  • We know that the best thing we can do to minimize the economic impact on the duration of that as well as the public health throughout the state, is to put a shelter in place mandate in place as soon as possible.

  • Because Cove in 19 doesn't respect tourist external boundaries, it is spreading.

  • It will continue to spread.

  • Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall issued her own stay at home order after Utah Governor Gary Herbert on Lee issued a softer directive.

  • There have been more than 1000 confirmed cases and at least seven deaths in Utah.

  • We know that when we put in place a stay at home mandate that more people follow it.

  • Businesses put in place better protections for their customers and their employees, and it slows down the spread of this virus.

  • In Alabama, where there are more than 1300 confirmed cases in at least 34 deaths, Governor Kay Ivey had declined to impose a stay at home order on Lee, closing 90 central businesses in schools which were not Louisiana.

  • We're not New York state, we're not California and right now is not the time Thio people to shelter in place.

  • Ivy, who faced an avalanche of criticism on social media late today, finally issuing a stay at home order.

  • And although President Trump has been reluctant to urge the state's hesitant to issue a statewide mandate, all with Republican governors toe locked down, the nation's top medical experts on the pandemic believes every state should be implementing one.

  • But if you look at what's going on in this country, I just don't understand why we're not doing that.

  • We really should be.

  • The concern tonight is that if they don't, they may later cause damage to those residents in states that have been staying at home.

  • They're all slapping us in the face and people losing jobs to a tune that we've never seen before in this country are losing them, and it's because other people aren't cooperating.

  • Pretty soon what you're doing.

  • If you're not complying with these rules as a state or is individual, it's hurting all of us, and it's time for it to stop.

  • Enough is enough and this state by state thing is killing me.

  • I mean, we're the United States of America and Lindsay.

  • Medical experts say there's already some proof that in states where residents are closely following those stay at home orders, it's working, helping to slow down the spread of the virus.

  • Here in Illinois and several other states, the order has already been extended until at least April 30th.

  • Lindsay Our thanks to Alex Perez Back here in New York City, many of us received an emergency alert on our phones, a desperate plea from a city struggling to keep up with this pandemic.

  • So ominous to hear that sound and read that message an emergency alert asking for qualified health care workers to come forward to help, or what Johnson is in New York City, where the mayor shared a dire message today, we are running out of time tonight outside one hospital in Brooklyn, a somber walk, a team of doctors moving a covert victim to a mobile, more on increasingly familiar sight in this stricken city.

  • Morgue space is filling up this grim picture outside Bellevue Hospital.

  • About a dozen of these refrigerator trucks lined up toe hold the death overnight, the death toll in New York state jumping to nearly 3000 highest single increase in the number of deaths since we started.

  • Funeral homes overwhelmed 60% of them in this room.

  • Pat Marmo delivering tough news to grieving families could watch, but I don't have that.

  • I don't have the accommodation again right now.

  • Tonight across America, the National Guard building field hospitals in Michigan and Connecticut disinfecting nursing homes in Georgia.

  • But here in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo giving the troops different marching orders to seize ventilators from medical facilities with lower needs and redeploy them.

  • Tow hospitals in crisis.

  • I'm not gonna let people die because we didn't redistribute ventilators.

  • The Trump administration has criticized states begging for supplies, accusing them of exaggerating the need, The notion of the federal stockpile.

  • Was it supposed to be our stockpile?

  • It's not supposed be state stockpiles a day than use.

  • But today, from the president a pledge.

  • We will take every action and will spare no resource, financial, medical, scientific.

  • We will not spare anything well, get back into shape.

  • The Empire State in New York today.

  • Staggering numbers.

  • More than 100,000 people testing positive for Corona virus.

  • Victoria, a school nurse, is one of them.

  • I don't want to go out like this, I'm afraid.

  • But I'm afraid that I'm not gonna get a chance to see my family again.

  • I'm afraid for what's gonna happen to happen to our country and what Johnson joins us now from outside that temporary hospital, the Javits Center and Tonight, the president announced the new CDC recommendations on masks, and the surgeon general acknowledges the federal guidance has been confusing to the American people.

  • Lindsay, initially the White House, was against face coverings for the general public.

  • Now they're recommending nonmedical cloth masks as we learn more about the spread.

  • But President Trump himself said it is voluntary and that he probably won't be wearing one Lindsay Johnson for us again in New York City tonight.

  • Thanks so much with, of course, hospital bed shortages are an increasing concern across the country.

  • Medical workers are trying to find creative ways to stretch their limited resource, and states now have to compete with each other from life saving tools like those critical ventilators.

  • Tonight, the governor of California says his state will get what it needs.

  • But will others.

  • NBC's Matt Gutman, reporting tonight from Sacramento tonight, the virus continues to tear through the ranks of frontline workers.

  • I see you, nurse Laurie's Anderson, the latest casualty.

  • The 46 year old mother of two.

  • She'd been tirelessly treating covert 19 patients in New Orleans.

  • They're not trying to be superheroes.

  • They run towards, you know, tragedy.

  • Like when everyone else funds the opposite way in some states upto one in five covert positive patients, our health care workers.

  • We've been following up with Doctor at Latham for two weeks.

  • Now we're losing staff members.

  • Are nurses air sick?

  • The toll also emotional.

  • When I'm coming home, I can take a deep breath and I can fill my lungs.

  • And and then all I wanna do is cry because I don't know what else to do with the emotion anymore.

  • In Detroit, doctors say they are already juggling those lifesaving ventilators.

  • We are running out of ventilators, and I feel like we're playing musical chairs with the ventilators we have on right now that as the scramble for supplies accelerates, So what do you say?

  • The health care workers adoring trash back.

  • So they're not getting enough.

  • It's unacceptable that they are, and all I could say is we hear you, which is why California's governor, Gavin Newsom, is telling us the state is buying as much pp as it can on the open market.

  • Are you finding yourself bidding against other governors and other states?

  • For peopIe?

  • No questions were a bit against the federal government, but that said, we also are one of the largest purchasers in the world.

  • We're the largest economy in the world on as a consequence, weekend out bid Most what states like California are not doing not waiting around for someone on a white horse to come save the day.

  • And yet every day flickers of hope that gauntlet of cheerleaders at Phoebe Putney Memorial in Georgia, their second patient off the ventilator.

  • I love to see that applause.

  • We are joined now live by Matt Gutman, California's governor said that his state could outbid other states and even the federal government for life saving supplies.

  • That that all sounds a bit Darwinian.

  • It is Darwinian.

  • This is about the survival of the fittest Lindsay or, in this case, the survival of the richest California can afford.

  • Toe outbid other states, even the federal government, for federal for P P E supplies it is also capable, and the governor is very adept at this, tapping into his vast network of connections and very wealthy people in this state.

  • Zuckerberg's Elon Musk Richard Branson with his 7 47 full of protection equipment flown in from China and Hong Kong right here to California.

  • So the governor actually admitted that this is a zero sum game, that California gets these peopie at the expense of other states.

  • He says he's trying to spread the wealth, but at the end of day, he's got 40 million people to take care of here, like every man for himself here.

  • Okay, Governor Newsome sounded confident.

  • But what is he most concerned about?

  • He's really concerned about the combination of both the health of the citizens and residents of the state, but also the economy.

  • Two million people have filed for unemployment.

  • That is an unbelievable number, and we hear about ah possible recession lasting until the end of the fourth quarter, the end of the year, he says.

  • This is going to last for many years to come, and we should all be bracing for this.

  • Uh, it was pretty sobering to hear that from the governor of, As you just heard him say, the fifth biggest economy in the world.

  • Lindsay.

  • And you've been speaking to medical professionals on the front lines for several weeks now.

  • Many of you, many as you know, have gotten sick.

  • It's obvious that they're more exposed than than others, but what specifically could be making them more vulnerable?

  • Because we see them going in all suited up and then still getting the virus.

  • Well, there are a couple of things.

  • Obviously there is the frequency of exposure, right?

  • They are in the e r or the I C.

  • U with people who are sick all the time and just one mistake taking off your gloves.

  • Removing your mask and touching your face exposes you to a viral load of Corona virus and covert 19.

  • But it's not only that, it's the fact that the people they are right next to all the time are the sickest of the sick.

  • And they're cough is very different from our cough.

  • The concentration of the virus in someone's cough, who's in the hospital with pneumonia and, you know, deep stages of covert 19 is full of the virus, and the chances of a tired health care worker, catching it become exponentially higher.

  • That's why we're seeing one in five health care workers, or one or five people testing positive in places like Minnesota and Ohio.

  • Health care workers, 800 health care workers just in the state of Massachusetts alone getting sick.

  • And this is a train.

  • We're going to see a lot more of Lindsay.

  • Really insightful and helpful information.

  • McElman Our Thanks to you another somber note on the job market in this country.

  • More than 700,000 jobs were lost in March, ending the longest stretch of job creation in American history.

  • Things are actually worse than the numbers reveal, because most of that data was collected in the first half of March before the country started fully shutting down.

  • That makes those $1200 checks and new small business loans that much more vital for so many Americans.

  • ABC is.

  • Rebecca Jarvis has a closer look tonight after the worst monthly jobs report in a decade.

  • Those $1200 checks can't come soon enough for millions of out of work Americans, and now America's 30 million small business owners are scrambling to get their share of the 350 billion and paycheck protection loans backed by the government.

  • We went from having a thriving and 40 year old business, too, had an abuse shattered overnight.

  • We need help.

  • We need relief.

  • The loans a lifeline for small companies to help keep Americans employed.

  • As long as companies don't fire their workers, they won't have to pay back the loans.

  • But tonight, many say they're struggling to get access to the money, and I was immediately rejected because I don't have an existing loan with them.

  • Bank of America started accepting applications on its website at 8 45 this morning.

  • We're prioritizing we have a 1,000,000 Barring.

  • Customers were trying to get through the system first.

  • The bottom line is we can't pay our staff.

  • Pat Few G owns a toy store in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

  • He went to his local bank instead of one of the big ones.

  • The other national change that we work with are even ready to process applications at this point, And Rebecca Jarvis joins us now with more from some of those small business owners about problems or delays in getting these loans.

  • How is that gonna be fixed well.

  • And you can imagine Lindsay how important that money is now they need the money now because they're not getting paid their on lock down.

  • So the banks are working with the government with the S p A.

  • To first of all, just resolve any clarifying issues around the program itself.

  • Secondarily, the banks themselves have to put together protocols and the personnel to be responsive to this new loan program.

  • $350 billion.

  • I've talked to a number of banks.

  • They tell me that their programs are being that they're beefing up the staff that they're working toe have the level of personnel that is necessary to be responsive to this.

  • But if you take just one of those banks Bank of America, which this morning at 8:45 a.m. They started accepting applications.

  • So far, Lindsay, they have received more than $22 billion in applications for this program.

  • That just goes to show you the need and also the scope of how many applications are coming in the door.

  • So it is imperative that banks figure this out, and also that the SP A figures it out with them.

  • What I will say is I've talked to a number of small businesses.

  • The ones who have been successful are in some cases going to their local, their community banks.

  • They have told me they've had an easier time getting them on the phone, and that might be something.

  • If you are a small business out there this struggling with this contact the local bank that you've done business with in the past, they might be able to get you answers faster.

  • Okay, good option there.

  • Rebecca Jarvis, Thank you so much.

  • And as this crisis, Fred's and job losses mount, many Americans are losing their health insurance as well.

  • Today, Joe Biden demanded that the administration reopened Obama care enrollment during the outbreak.

  • But President Trump appears to have shut the door on that love.

  • But if you've recently lost your job and your health insurance, here's what you can do to try to get coverage first.

  • If you lost health insurance through your job, in many cases you can keep your company insurance under cobra.

  • But you'll have to pay the full premiums, which can be expensive, and you have 60 days to enroll in Obamacare, so try and check that out ASAP.

  • Now, if you've never had health insurance and lost your job, you might still qualify for Medicaid.

  • So check online and see if you can still sign up for that.

  • And if you've never had health insurance and don't qualify for Medicaid, check with your state.

  • Many states actually run their own exchanges, and a lot of them have reopened enrollment.

  • So, please, if you've recently lost coverage, make sure to check all your options.

  • Next back from the brink.

  • Two patients 1 44 the other 26 both battled the virus, and one, they're called out Liars.

  • They are young, healthy, no underlying conditions like so many who suffer the disease.

  • They were hospitalized, cut off from everyone in their lives.

  • Now, tonight we hear from those families.

  • Here is ABC anchor Juju Chang.

  • That was the last time we saw him with Darryl Ramos.

  • Young son Taylor is one of the outliers young, otherwise healthy before Cove in 1926 year old flight attendant on a ventilator for nearly two weeks, hardest leases what he's asking.

  • If I go on the ventilator, Do you know how long I could be bounded?

  • Taylor's family stayed in touch.

  • The only way they could hate Taylor.

  • Um, this is Dad and Mom anxiously awaiting any call from the hospital.

  • Hello, this is Darryl.

  • The doctor has good news.

  • Taylor is now breathing on his own.

  • Oh, that is on.

  • And then the moment they're all waiting for Hello, Taylor.

  • You can you say hi, Mom.

  • So many families across this country battling this disease together but apart.

  • Amanda Palmer Chan's husband t two is now home after three weeks in the hospital.

  • What was that moment like for both of you, It was a most joy, really?

  • Waas it just It felt like everything this whole.

  • Finally again through those precious video chats with his wife and his three little girls keeping him going, even the doctors noticed.

  • But he was still a little earlier.

  • And it was one of the times called on