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>>>YOU GUYS ARE ON THE CUTTING EDGE. DATE NIGHT REMADAM. KWARP TEED COUPLES GET CREATIVE WHEN IT COMES TO THEIR ALONE TIME. A NEW WARNING FROM THE CDC AS HUNDREDS ATTEND A DPRAUGS IN ALABAMA WHERE CASES ARE ON THE RISE. PRESIDENT TRUMP’S MASSES IN MICHIGAN AS HE VISITED THE FORD PLANT MAKING VENTILATORS. HE’S DISMISSING THE REPORT THAT 10s OF THOUSANDS OF LIVES COULD HAVE BEEN SAVED. AHMAUD AUBRY, NOW THE MAN WHO FILMED THE INCIDENT AND SAID HE WASN’T INVOLVED HAS BEEN ARRESTED. AND DEADLY SHOOTOUT WITH THE SUSPECT BE A SECOND PERSON OF INTEREST AT LARGE IN THE COMMUNITY.>>>TWO TALES, ONE CITY. OUR NATION’S CAPITAL. CURRENT COVID HOT SPOT, THE VIRUS HAS LAID BARE.>>>GUILTY PLEA GOING TO TRIAL, LORI LOUGHLIN AND HER HUSBAND ARE NOW GOING TO PRISON. THE LATEST IN THE SO-CALLED VARSITY BLUES SCANDAL. THE SECRETS OF SOUTH KOREA’S SUCCESS IN HANDLING COVID-19 AND WHAT THE U.S. COULD LEARN FROM THEIR EXAMPLE. WE GO ONE ON ONE WITH THE FOREIGN MINISTER OF SOUTH KOREA.>>>GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE. I’M LINSEY DAVIS. THANKS SO MUCH FOR STREAMING WITH US. WE BEGIN TONIGHT WITH THE FIGHT AGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS HERE IN THE U.S., AND SOME INDICATIONS THAT WE HAVE FALLEN BEHIND AND STAND TO LOSE EVEN MORE GROUND. WE HAVE NEW REPORTING ABOUT THE ACCURACY OF ANTIBODY TESTS AND A STUDY THAT CALCULATES LIVES LOST DUE TO A LACK OF PREPAREDNESS. THE PRESIDENT HAS SLAMMED THE REPORT AS HE CONTINUED TO VISIT BATTLE GROUND STATES. THE MAJOR HEADLINE TONIGHT, THE CDC TODAY SAID IT IS VERY LIKELY THERE WILL BE A SECOND WAVE OF THE VIRUS HERE. EVA PILGRIM HAS THE PRESIDENT’S RESPONSE ON WHAT THE U.S. WILL DO IF THAT HAPPENS.>>Reporter: TONIGHT THE HEAD OF THE CDC AND THE PRESIDENT TALKING ABOUT A RESPONSE TO A SECOND WAVE. THIS AS DIRECTOR ROBERT REDFIELD SAID ONE IS COMING. HE POINTED TO THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE’S COOLING TEMPERATURES AND SPIKE IN CASES. THE CDC DIRECTOR NOT RULING OUT A SECOND LOCKDOWN, SAYING, “I CAN’T GUARANTEE. WHAT I CAN SAY IS WE ARE COMMITTED TO USING THE TIME THAT WE HAVE NOW TO GET THIS NATION AS OVER PREPARED AS POSSIBLE.” BUT JUST MOMENTS AGO, THE PRESIDENT SAID A SECOND LOCKDOWN WON’T HAPPEN.>>WHETHER IT’S AN EMBER OR A FLAME, WE’RE GOING TO PUT IT OUT. BUT WE’RE NOT CLOSING OUR COUNTRY.>>Reporter: THE CDC UPDATING THEIR WEBSITE, REMINDING PEOPLE THE VIRUS DOES NOT SPREAD AS EASILY ON SURFACES AS INITIALLY THOUGHT. SAYING, QUOTE, THE VIRUS SPREADS EASILY BETWEEN PEOPLE, ADDING, TOUCHING SURFACES OR OBJECTS IS NOT THE MAIN WAY THE VIRUS SPREADS. WITH THE ENTIRE COUNTRY NOW EASING RESTRICTIONS, THIS IMAGE IN HOOVER, ALABAMA, NEARLY 400 STUDENTS GRADUATING, THE STADIUM WAS NOT AT FULL CAPACITY. MASKS WERE REQUIRED TO ENTER. SOME TOOK THEIRS OFF DURING THE CEREMONY WHILE SOCIAL DISTANCING. THIS AS ALABAMA RECORDING 676 NEW CASES JUST IN THE LAST 24 HOURS. ONE OF SEVEN STATES WITH INCREASING CASES.>>>IN TEXAS, THEY HELD GRADUATION IN AN 800-SEAT FOOTBALL STADIUM FOR JUST SEVEN STUDENTS. BUT IN MINNESOTA THEY’VE BANNED LARGE-SCALE GRADUATION. DR. ANTHONY FAUCI AGAINST RELAXING THE RULES TOO SOON.>>NOW IS NOT THE TIME TO PULL BACK COMPLETELY.>>Reporter: TONIGHT A NEW STUDY FINDING THAT IF SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES HAD GONE INTO PLACE ONE TO TWO WEEKS EARLIER, IT COULD HAVE PREVENTED 36,000 DEATHS. COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SAYING 61% OF CASES MAY HAVE BEEN AVOIDED IF OFFICIALS ON ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT HAD DONE MORE.>>WE MAY LOSE 100,000 PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY TO COVID. IF THIS COUNTRY KNEW MORE AND KNEW IT EARLIER, I THINK WE COULD HAVE SAVED MANY, MANY MORE LIVES.>>Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP RESPONDING TODAY.>>I WAS SO EARLY. I WAS EARLIER THAN ANYBODY THOUGHT. I PUT A BAN ON PEOPLE COMING IN FROM CHINA. EVERYBODY THOUGHT — THEY DIDN’T WANT IT.>>Reporter: THE PRESIDENT RAILING AGAINST COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SAYING IT’S A LIBERAL INSTITUTION, CALLING THE STUDY A POLITICAL HIT JOB.>>AND OUR EVA PILGRIM JOINS US NOW. EVA, WHAT’S BEING DONE TO WARN PEOPLE ABOUT THESE PROBLEMATIC TESTS?>>Reporter: LINSEY, IT SEEMS THE FDA IS TRYING TO ADDRESS THE ISSUES ON THOSE FAULTY ANTIBODY TESTS. THEY’VE IDENTIFIED 27 THEY SAY DO NOT NEAT THEIR CRITERIA. EITHER BECAUSE THEY DIDN’T TURN IN THE CORRECT PAPERWORK OR BECAUSE THEY SAY THEY POSE, QUOTE, A SIGNIFICANT PROBLEM. NOW, THEY DO NOT THINK THAT THOSE TESTS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED ON THE MARKET, BUT THEY ARE SLOWLY BUT SURELY GOING THROUGH THAT LIST. THERE WERE 200, MORE THAN 200 TESTS AT ONE POINT THAT WERE ON THE MARKET TESTING FOR ANTIBODIES, LINSEY.>>EVA PILGRIM, THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR REPORTING.>>>NOW TO PRESIDENT TRUMP WHO ONCE AGAIN TODAY VENTURED OUTSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE TO VISIT A FORD PLANT IN MICHIGAN THAT IS NOW PRODUCING VENTILATORS. DESPITE CALLS FROM STATE OFFICIALS, THE PRESIDENT ONCE AGAIN DID NOT WEAR A MASK IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA, CALLING IT TOTALLY UNNECESSARY. NOW HERE’S ABC’S CHIEF WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT JONATHAN KARL.>>Reporter: TODAY PRESIDENT TRUMP LEFT WASHINGTON FOR THE THIRD TIME IN THREE WEEKS TO VISIT A STATE KEY TO HIS REELECTION. THIS TIME MICHIGAN. HE TOURED A FORD PLANT THAT’S NOW BUILDING VENTILATORS. MAINTAINING SOCIAL DISTANCE, BUT ONCE AGAIN OPTING NOT TO WEAR A MASK, EVEN AS THOSE AROUND HIM DID.>>NOT NECESSARY HERE. EVERYBODY’S BEEN TESTED AND I’VE BEEN TESTED.>>Reporter: MASKS ARE REQUIRED AT THE PLANT AND MICHIGAN’S ATTORNEY GENERAL HAD URGED HIM TO WEAR ONE.>>TODAY’S EVENT WE’RE EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING AND YET TOTALLY PREDICTABLE.>>Reporter: THE PRESIDENT HAS NEVER BEEN SEEN IN PUBLIC WITH A MASK ON, BUT HE REVEALED THAT HE DOES HAVE ONE. HE SAID HE WORE IT BEHIND THE SCENES.>>HERE’S MY MASK RIGHT HERE. I LIKED IT VERY MUCH.>>Reporter: HIS VISIT TO MICHIGAN COMES A DAY AFTER HE THREATENED TO CUT FEDERAL FUNDS TO THE STATE BECAUSE ELECTION OFFICIALS THERE MAILED VOTERS APPLICATIONS FOR ABSENTEE BALLOTS. THE PRESIDENT FALSELY DECLARED THAT WAS ILLEGAL. MICHIGAN’S GOVERNOR, WHO IS DEALING WITH NOT JUST THE PANDEMIC BUT ALSO A MASSIVE 500-YEAR FLOOD, URGED HIM TO STOP MAKING THREATS.>>THREATENING TO TAKE MONEY AWAY FROM A STATE THAT IS HURTING AS BAD AS WE ARE RIGHT NOW IS JUST SCARY AND I THINK SOMETHING THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE.>>Reporter: STILL TODAY, THE PRESIDENT RAMPED UP HIS BASELESS CHARGES ABOUT VOTING BY MAIL, SAYING IT SHOULD BE RESERVED FOR SICK PEOPLE OR PEOPLE WITH A REASONABLE EXCUSE AND FOR HIMSELF.>>WE DON’T WANT TO HAVE VOTE BY MAIL. WE WANT PEOPLE TO VOTE — NOW, IF YOU’RE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND YOU VOTE IN FLORIDA AND YOU CAN’T BE THERE, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO SEND IN A BALLOT TO VOTE, TO REALLY VOTE. AND WITHOUT FRAUD. YOU HAVE TO GO AND YOU HAVE TO VOTE AT THE POLLING PLACE.>>Reporter: THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF WIDESPREAD FRAUD IN VOTING BY MAIL. SENATOR MITT ROMNEY POINTED OUT THAT 90% OF VOTERS IN REPUBLICAN-DOMINATED UTAH VOTE BY MAIL.>>IT WORKS VERY WELL, YEAH. OUR VOTE BY MAIL SYSTEM WORKS VERY WELL IN UTAH.>>OUR THANKS TO JONATHAN KARL. AND NOW TO SOME LATE-BREAKING NEWS TODAY. A NEW ARREST IN THE AHMAUD ARBERY CASE. HE WAS SEEN JOGGING THROUGH A MOSTLY WHITE NEIGHBORHOOD IN GEORGIA WHEN HE WAS STOPPED AND FATALLY SHOT. THE KILLING WAS CAUGHT ON TAPE AND IT SPARKED NATIONAL OUTRAGE AFTER NEARLY THREE MONTHS AND FOUR DIFFERENT PROSECUTORS ON THE CASE. THE TWO MEN SEEN IN THE VIDEO, TRAVIS AND GREGORY McMICHAEL, FATHER AND SON, WERE ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH AHMAD’S MURDER. WHAT REMAINS UNCLEAR WHY THIS MAN WILLIAM “RODDIE” BRIAN FILMED THE KILLING AND WAS AT THE SCENE IN THE FIRST PLACE. HE WAS CHARGED WITH MURDER AND CRIMINAL ATTEMPT TO COMMIT FALSE IMPRISONMENT. HE SAID HE WASN’T INVOLVED AND HAS FULLY COOPERATED WITH INVESTIGATORS. HE HAD THIS TO SAY ON “GOOD MORNING AMERICA.”>>IT WAS VERY UNSETTLING. I NEVER EXPERIENCED ANYTHING LIKE THAT BEFORE. UM, I REALLY FELT SORRY AND, I MEAN, ALL KINDS OF EMOTIONS, BUT SORRY WAS DEFINITELY ONE OF THEM FOR THE FAMILY OF WHOEVER THE YOUNG MAN WAS, I DID NOT KNOW. I JUST — YOU KNOW, I DON’T REALLY KNOW WHAT ELSE TO SAY OTHER THAN IT WAS UNSETTLING. I’VE NEVER EXPERIENCED THAT AND I DON’T CARE TO EXPERIENCE IT AGAIN. I REALLY DON’T. IF THE VIDEO WASN’T THERE, I DON’T THINK THERE WOULD BE AN OUTCOME, THAT ANYBODY WOULD BE SATISFIED WITH BECAUSE I DON’T THINK ANYBODY WOULD KNOW THE OUTCOME. BUT I’M NOT PROUD THAT I SHOT THE VIDEO, BUT MAYBE IT HELPS IN THE END.>>AND WE NOW BRING IN LEE MERRETT WHO REPRESENTS AUBREY’S PARENTS FOR THIS NEW ARREST. THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US, LEE.>>THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.>>FIRST, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT YOU AND AHMAUD’S FAMILY HAVE BEEN PUSHING FOR. WHAT’S YOUR REACTION TO HIS ARREST?>>THE FAMILY IS RELIEVED. WANDA, I SPOKE TO HER AND SHE WASN’T SURE THIS WAS GOING TO HAPPEN, BUT WE ALL KNEW THAT IT SHOULD HAPPEN. AND SO THIS HAD HIM ARRESTED. WE KNOW IT’S JUST ONE STEP. WE BELIEVE HE WAS PART OF THE CONSPIRACY TO MURDER HER SON AND WE’RE LOOKING FORWARD TO A PROSECUTION.>>BRIAN SAID HE WAS NOT INVOLVED IN THE KILLING AND THAT, IN FACT, BY FILMING IT, THAT THAT MAY HAVE EVEN HELPED IN THE END. WHY DON’T YOU BELIEVE HIM?>>WELL, BRIAN, MR. BRIAN WAS SAYING HE WAS NOT INVOLVED TODAY. ON THE DAY OF THE SHOOTING HE TOLD LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, ACCORDING TO THE POLICE REPORT, THAT HE USED HIS CAR TO BLOCK AHMAD’S PATH. THAT’S WHEN EVERYBODY WAS TREATING AHMAD LIKE HE WAS A CRIMINAL AS OPPOSED TO A VICTIM. IT WAS POPULAR AT THE TIME. TODAY WE REALIZE AHMAD WAS A VICTIM. HE’S CHANGED HIS STORY, BUT THOSE FACTS BORE HIM OUT. HOW HE GOT THERE, WHAT WAS HIS REASON FOR FOLLOWING AHMAD AROUND IN THE FIRST PLACE AND WHAT ROLE HE PLAYED IS GOING TO COME INTO LIGHT IS THE REASON FOR THE ARREST TODAY.>>DO YOU THINK THAT IT’S SIGNIFICANT THAT IN THE VIDEO HE’S ALREADY ROLLING, IT APPEARS, BEFORE HE ARRIVES AT THE SCENE? IT’S NOT AS IF SOMEBODY WITNESSED SOMETHING AND THEN SAID, OH, LET ME START RECORDING THIS.>>THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT. HE WAS CLEARLY TRAILING BEHIND AHMAD EVEN BEFORE YOU SEE THE McMICHAELS COME INTO THE FRAME. HE IS BEHIND AHMAD RECORDING. AS IF HE KNEW SOMETHING WAS ABOUT TO HAPPEN. I THINK THAT HE KNEW THAT HE WAS ABOUT TO — AHMAD WAS ABOUT TO ENCOUNTER THE McMICHAELS BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT THEY SET UP TO HAPPEN.>>AND JUST CURIOUS, I THINK THE LATEST REPORT SUGGESTS THAT IT WAS A FORMER ATTORNEY WHO RELEASED THIS VIDEO. WAS THERE ANY — ARE YOU AWARE OF ANY OF THE — HOW THAT VIDEO EVEN GOT INTO THE HANDS OF THIS MAN WHO APPARENTLY AT ONE TIME REPRESENTED THE McMICHAELS?>>THAT’S REALLY IMPORTANT. RODDIE, OF COURSE, TOOK THE VIDEO AT FIRST. THAT’S HIS ROLE IN THIS CASE SO FAR. BUT HE NEVER TURNED IT OVER TO THE FAMILY. HE NEVER TURNED IT OVER TO ANYBODY IN TERMS OF THE PUBLIC. IT WAS A LAWYER FOR THE McMICHAELS WHO EVENTUALLY RELEASED IT AND CAUSED THIS PUBLIC OUTCRY WE’RE SEEING NOW.>>ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT GETTING A FAIR TRIAL?>>WE ARE, AND WE’VE BEEN PUSHING FOR SAFEGUARDS TO ENSURE A FAIR TRIAL. A LOT OF THEM HAVE HAPPENED. JOYETTE HOLMES, THE FOURTH DISTRICT ATTORNEY, BUT SOMEONE WE BELIEVE WAS CONFLICT-FREE WHO COULD VIGOROUSLY PROSECUTE THE CASE. NEXT UP, OF COURSE, IS THE QUESTION OF JURISDICTION. WE HAVE A NEW JUDGE IN THE CASE AND WE BELIEVE IN HIS ABILITY TO BE FAIR AS WELL.>>LEE MERIT, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND INPUT. WE APPRECIATE IT.>>THANK YOU.>>AND NOW TO THE SUSPECTED TERROR ATTACK IN TEXAS. THE SHOOTING AT THE GATE OF THE NAVAL AIR STATION IN CORPUS CHRISTI, THE GUNMAN WAS KILLED IN A SHOOTOUT AFTER WOUNDING A SAILOR WHO WAS SAVED BY HER BULLET-PROOF VEST. AUTHORITIES ARE NOW INVESTIGATING THE ATTACK WHICH COMES JUST THREE DAYS AFTER THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REVEALED LAST YEAR’S DEADLY SHOOTING AT THE NAVAL AIR STATION IN PENSACOLA WAS LIKELY LINKED TO AL QAEDA. ABC’S CHIEF JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT PIERRE THOMAS HAS THE LATEST.>>Reporter: THIS MORNING THE NAVAL STATION IN CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS, UNDER ATTACK.>>ATTENTION ALL UNITS, WE HAVE AN ACTIVE SHOOTER ON BASE.>>Reporter: APPROXIMATELY 6:15 A.M. LOCAL TIME, AN ARMED SUSPECT SPEEDS ON BASE. AUTHORITIES LOOKING AT THIS VIDEO WITH WHAT SOUNDS LIKE GUNFIRE. HE GETS OUT OF HIS CAR, REPORTEDLY PULLING OUT A HAND GUN, AND FIRING. HITTING ONE SAILOR IN THE CHEST WHO BARELY ESCAPES SERIOUS INJURY BECAUSE SHE’S WEARING A BULLET-PROOF VEST. OTHER SECURITY GUARDS RESPOND WITH GUNFIRE OF THEIR OWN. HE’S WOUNDED AND LATER DIES. THE FBI HAS NOT YET IDENTIFIED THE SHOOTER.>>WE HAVE DETERMINED THAT THE INCIDENT THIS MORNING AT THE AIR STATION IN CORPUS CHRISTI IS TERRORISM RELATED.>>Reporter: CONCERN TONIGHT HE MAY NOT HAVE ACTED ALONE. A SEARCH UNDERWAY FOR ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL.>>WE MAY HAVE A POTENTIAL SECOND RELATED PERSON OF INTEREST AT LARGE IN THE COMMUNITY.>>PIERRE THOMAS JOINS US. PIERRE, HOW DO AUTHORITIES KNOW DEFINITIVELY THIS IS LINKED TO TERRORISM?>>Reporter: WELL, THEY HAVE NOT GIVEN US ANY SPECIFICS YET, LINSEY. BY NOW THEY TYPICALLY WILL HAVE DONE A BACKGROUND CHECK. THEY WILL KNOW WHO THIS PERSON HAS ASSOCIATED WITH. THEY WILL HAVE LOOKED AT HIS PHONE. OTHER THINGS LIKE THAT TO BEGIN TO GET A SENSE OF WHAT MAY HAVE CAUSED THIS ACT OF VIOLENCE.>>AND WHAT’S THE LATEST ALSO ON THIS POTENTIAL SECOND PERSON OF INTEREST?>>NOW, WE KNOW THAT THEY’RE APPARENTLY LOOKING FOR THIS PERSON. THERE IS WORD THAT THERE MIGHT BE SOME SEARCHES UNDERWAY. RIGHT NOW IN TEXAS. SO IT’S A VERY FLUID SITUATION. SOMETIMES YOU’LL HAVE PEOPLE IDENTIFIED AS POTENTIAL SUSPECTS. WE FIND OUT THAT’S NOT THE CASE, THEY ARE ACTIVELY PURSUING A PERSON TONIGHT UNTIL THEY ARE CERTAIN.>>PIERRE THOMAS REPORTING FOR US FROM WASHINGTON, D.C. THANKS, PIERRE.>>>NEXT TO THE CRISIS SOUTH OF OUR BORDER. MEXICO IS NOW RECORDING ITS DEADLIEST DAY YET IN THE BATTLE AGAINST COVID-19. MORE MORTICIANS ARE REPORTING.>>Reporter: EVERY PRECAUTION IS TAKEN TO PROTECT THE LIVING AS THE LAST RITES ARE GIVEN TO THE DEAD. BODY BAGS ARE REMOVED. EVERYONE IN FULL P.P.E. THEY USED TO BURY AROUND FIVE PEOPLE A DAY. NOW IT’S OUT OF CAPACITY, 24 HOURS A DAY, AT LEAST 25 BODIES. THIS IS JUST THE LATEST COVID-19 VICTIM TO BE ENTERED. RODRIGO KNOWS HE BRINGS THE BODIES TO THE CREMATORIUM WITH HIS UNCLE. THEY USED TO BURY BODIES, NOW THEY’RE BURNED.>>Translator: WE’RE GOING THROUGH A DIFFICULT SITUATION, BUT SOMEBODY HAS TO DO THE JOB. PLEASE STAY HOME. DON’T GO OUT IF YOU DON’T HAVE TO. FOR NOW HUGS ARE FROM AFAR. WE HAVE NO CONTACT WITH OUR FAMILY AND THAT’S A VERY PAINFUL THING.>>Reporter: AS COVID-19 BARRELS THROUGH PARTS OF LATIN AMERICA, MEXICO FINDS ITSELF AT THE FOREFRONT OF A LOSING BATTLE UNTIL THERE IS A VACCINE. MEXICO HAS JUST HAD ITS DEADLIEST DAY YET. MORE THAN 6000 DEATHS REPORTED OVERALL. AND THE BODIES ARE PILING UP. A DAMNING INVESTIGATION BY AN ANTICORRUPTION GROUP HERE CLAIMS THE REAL DEATH TOLL IN THE CAPITAL ALONE IS PERHAPS THREE TIMES HIGHER THAN IS BEING REPORTED. BUT IN PARTS OF MEXICO, YOU DON’T NEED TO LOOK VERY FAR TO SEE THE DEVASTATING TOLL OF THIS VIRUS. FUNERAL HOMES WORKING IN OVERDRIVE, AND SOME CREMAT 0, RIUMS ARE WORKING 24 HOURS A DAY SEVEN DAYS A WEEK. WE WENT TO ONE OF THEM IN MEXICO CITY.>>>THIS IS THE PROCEDURE PEOPLE HAVE TO GO THROUGH NOW. AND MET WITH TWO MEN DOING THE GRIMMEST OF JOBS IN THE HARDEST OF TIMES. ONE VICTIM, COUSINS PUTTING THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE. LIKE SO MANY MEXICANS, WITH THE ECONOMY SO BAD, THEY CAN’T AFFORD NOT TO WORK.>>Translator: IN THIS CASE IT IS SOMETHING VERY RISKY FOR OUR HEALTH AND THE HEALTH OF OUR FAMILIES BECAUSE OF THIS VIRUS, WE DON’T KNOW IF ONE DAY WE’LL GET IT AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO US.>>Reporter: AND WHILE THE DEATH TOLL CONTINUES TO RISE IN MEXICO CITY, THERE IS LITTLE TALK OF A FLATTENING CURVE. ITS MAYOR ANNOUNCING THAT BUSINESSES WILL BEGIN TO REOPEN JUNE 1st.>>Translator: ANYWAY, SOONER OR LATER WE ARE ALL GOING TO GET INFECTED BY CORONAVIRUS. WE ALL HAVE TO RETURN TO NORMAL.>>Reporter: DOCTORS HERE ALSO SAY THEY ARE NOT JUST FIGHTING THE VIRUS, BUT WIDESPREAD SKEPTICISM. DR. JUAN JOSE IS A COMMUNITY DOCTOR. PATIENTS COME HERE, HE SAYS, AND I TELL THEM, IT’S PROBABLY COVID. THEY SAY, NO. THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT MADE THAT UP. IT MAY BE DIFFICULT GETTING PEOPLE TO TAKE THE VIRUS SERIOUSLY WHEN TESTING IS SO LOW. MEXICO HAS PERFORMED RELATIVELY FEW. APPROXIMATELY 150,000 FOR A NATION OF 125 MILLION. AND ON THE U.S./MEXICO BORDER, NEW CONCERNS THAT THE VIRUS — TIJUANA.>>THEY DON’T STOP YOU. THEY DON’T DO ANYTHING.>>Reporter: DESPITE AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE U.S. AND MEXICO IN MARCH TO LIMIT TRAFFIC BETWEEN THE TWO OUNTRIES, THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE CONTINUE TO CROSS THE BORDER DAILY.>>Translator: THERE IS SO MUCH TRAFFIC AT THE CROSSING MAKES ME AFRAID. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER WAVE OF COVID CASES IN A COUPLE WEEKS.>>Reporter: LIKE ELSEWHERE, COVID-19 HAS HAD A DISPROPORTIONATE EFFECT ON THE MOST VULNERABLE. THOSE WHO WORK IN THIS EMERGENCY OPERATION CENTER SAY THE CRISIS IS NOT EVEN CLOSE TO BEING OVER.>>Translator: AND NOW WE HAVE TO SOLVE THE IMMEDIATE ISSUE. IT’S THE KIND OF THING WE’RE DOING HERE. BUT THE PANDEMIC EMERGENCY, IT’S NOT GOING TO END. NOT NEXT WEEK, NOT NEXT MONTH, PROBABLY NOT EVEN THIS YEAR.>>Reporter: AS THE COUNTRY BRACES FOR MORE DEATHS, RODRIGO TAKES IT ONE DAY, ONE BODY AT A TIME. DREAMING OF THE DAY HE’LL BE ABLE TO HUG HIS FAMILY AGAIN.>>SO MANY ARE DREAMING OF THAT DAY. IAN PANNELL JOINS US NOW LIVE IN MEXICO CITY. IAN, WE HAVE SEEN HOW THIS VIRUS TRAVELS FROM NATION TO NATION. TELL US WHY THE SITUATION IN MEXICO IS SOMEWHAT UNIQUE.>>Reporter: YEAH, THAT’S RIGHT. I MEAN, LOOK, THERE IS A REAL SENSE THAT NONE OF US WERE REALLY PREPARED. AND WE CONTINUE TO ALLOW THE FLIGHT TO TRAVEL AND A LOT OF PEOPLE TO REPATRIATE. WE NOAH STENSONABLY THE BORDER BETWEEN THE U.S. AND MEXICO WAS CLOSED. TRAFFIC IS STILL CLOSED IN BOTH DIRECTIONS. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF EXCEPTIONS AS WE SAW IN THAT REPORT. ONE TRUCK DRIVER WHO APPARENTLY WAS INFECTED SAID THAT THERE WERE NO CHECKS WHEN HE ENTERED AMERICA. THE TRUCKS ARE STILL TRAVELING BOTH SIDES OF THE BORDER. AND SURELY NO ACCIDENT, WE’RE NOW SEEING SPIKES. BOTH ON THE AMERICAN SIDE AND ON THE MEXICAN SIDE OF THAT BORDER. ANOTHER COUPLE OF THINGS. UNICEF TODAY, THIS IS THE U.N. CHILDREN’S CHARITY SAID AS MANY AS A THOUSAND UNACCOMPANIED MIGRANT CHILDREN HAVE BEEN SENT BACK TO MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA. AGAIN, IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS PANDEMIC, SENDING PEOPLE TRAVELING ACROSS BORDER CLEARLY INCREASES THE RISK OF THE DISEASE SPREADING. WE UNDERSTAND THIS WEEK, STARTING TO REPATRIATE PEOPLE WHO ENTERED AMERICA ILLEGALLY, FLYING THEM BACK TO MEXICO CITY. TRUTH IS YOU STILL HAVE CROSS BORDER TRAFFICS. YOU WERE TALKING EARLIER ABOUT THE THREAT OF A SECOND WAVE. WELL, THIS IS HOW IT HAPPENS, WHEN YOU CONSTANTLY HAVE PEOPLE GOING BACK AND FORTH. THERE IS ALSO THE CONUNDRUM ALL OF US ARE FACING AROUND THE WORLD, HOW DO YOU TRY AND GET BACK SOME SENSE OF NORMALITY WITHOUT INCREASING THOSE RISKS.>>RIGHT, A CONUNDRUM INDEED. THAT’S THE RIGHT WORD FOR IT. IAN PANEL, THANKS SO MUCH FOR THAT LIVE REPORT.>>>WE ARE THE RICHEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, BUT OUR NATION’S CAPITAL DOESN’T ALWAYS REFLECT THAT. THERE IS A GREAT DIVIDE, AND NOT JUST THE POLITICAL DIVIDE THAT’S SO OFTEN BANDIED ABOUT. WE ARE TAKING A LOOK AT A STARK CASE STUDY, THE HAVES VERSUS THE HAVE NOTES. IN THE SHADOW OF THAT POVERTY, COVID-19 SEEMS TO PREY UPON. RACHEL SCOTT HAS MORE.>>Reporter: ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE NATION’S CAPITAL, WASHINGTON, D.C.’S MOST VULNERABLE RESIDENTS SAY THEY WERE SUFFERING LONG BEFORE THE CORONAVIRUS HIT.>>WE ARE A TALE OF TWO CITIES. WELCOME TO WASHINGTON. IT IS THE LAST COLONY OR THE LAST PLANTATION, DEPENDING ON YOUR ORIENTATION.>>Reporter: AND AFFLUENT AREAS WHERE SO MANY OF THE NATION’S POLICY AND DECISION MAKERS LIVE, THERE ARE GROCERY STORES, TOP MEDICAL DOCTORS AND MULTIPLE TELLSING SITES AVAILABLE. BUT IN THE CITY’S EAST, THE DISPARITIES ARE STARK.>>WE ARE JUST 7 MILES AWAY FROM THE WHITE HOUSE. ONCE YOU CROSS THE ANACOSTIA RIVER, THE SOCIOECONOMIC CONDITIONS CHANGE DRAMATICALLY. THESE ARE THE POOR SECTIONS OF D.C. FOR MORE THAN 90% BLACK AND THEY’RE BEING HIT THE HARDEST BY COVID-19.>>Reporter: AFRICAN-AMERICANS, THE LARGEST RACIAL GROUP IN D.C., MAKE UP 46% OF THE POPULATION AND 77% OF ALL COVID-19 DEATHS IN THE DISTRICT. PEOPLE UNDER SIEGE BY THE PANDEMIC, THE POOREST NEIGHBORHOODS SEEING THE HIGHEST FATALITIES. LATINOS HAVING THE HIGHEST RATE OF INFECTIONS. WHO LIVES AND WHO DIES FROM COVID-19 IN WASHINGTON CAN BE MAPPED BY ZIP CODE. IN THESE HOT SPOTS, RESIDENTS ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE LOW-INCOME AND BLACK, AND LEAST LIKELY TO HAVE ACCESS TO GROCERY STORES. THERE IS JUST ONE MAJOR SUPER MARKET FOR MORE THAN 80,000 RESIDENTS. IN WARD 7, JUST TWO. SHOPPING FOR FOOD HAS ALWAYS BEEN EXPENSIVE AND INCONVENIENT. SHE JOINS MORE THAN 38 MILLION AMERICANS WHO HAVE FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT.>>BETWEEN THE ACTUAL TRANSPORTATION TO GET TO THE STORE, THEN THE WAITING IN LINE TO GET IN THE STORE, IT’S PRETTY MUCH HALF A DAY EFFORT JUST TO COME TO THE GROCERY STORE.>>Reporter: BUT A FEW MILES AWAY IN THE MAJORITY WHITE AND WEALTHIER NEIGHBORHOODS, THERE ARE DOZENS OF SUPER MARKETS FOR ROUGHLY THE SAME AMOUNT OF RESIDENTS. GROCERY STORES ARE BUILT RIGHT UNDER SOME APARTMENT BUILDINGS. POOR AND BLACK COMMUNITIES PLEAD FOR THE SAME ACCESS.>>SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE ABOUT IT. AND WE SHOULDN’T HAVE TO WAIT FOR A CERTAIN CLASS OF PEOPLE TO MOVE INTO THE COMMUNITY FOR IT TO BE DONE.>>Reporter: BUT HOPE IS THIN.>>IT MAKES YOU ANGRY. AND WE LOOK AT ALL THE NICETIES, ALL THE DIFFERENT STORES, YOU KNOW, IT’S JUST SIGHT-SEEING FOR US. THAT’S THE WAY WE HAVE TO THINK. WE HAVE TO ONLY THINK ABOUT HOW MUCH MONEY WE HAVE TO SPEND, ALWAYS.>>Reporter: BEATRICE EVANS HAS LIVED HERE FOR 50 YEARS AND SAYS SHE HAS SEEN LITTLE CHANGE.>>WE DON’T HAVE INTERNET IN THIS BUILDING. WE DON’T HAVE COMPUTERS. SO THAT’S WHERE THE INFORMATION IS COMING. WE DON’T GET ALL THAT OPPORTUNITY THAT’S OUT THERE THE D.C. GOVERNMENT HAS, ALL THE PROGRAMS. IT DOESN’T GET OVER HERE BECAUSE NO ONE HAS A COMPUTER.>>Reporter: HER SENIOR CENTER RELIES ON COMMUNITY SUPPORT.>>I CAN’T BUY MUCH BECAUSE HOW I’M GOING TO LUG IT BACK? IF I CATCH THE BUS, THEY CHANGE THE BUS SCHEDULE. EVERYONE HAS TO GO TO THE BACK OF THE BUS. YOU KNOW, AND CROWDING PEOPLE TOGETHER. THAT’S NOT GOING TO WORK FOR ME.>>OKAY, ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. TAKE CARE.>>Reporter: THEIR LIFELINE IS EACH OTHER. FOOD DROP OFF, MASK GIVEAWAY. THE FAR EAST COLLABORATIVE PASSING OUT 1,000 MEALS A DAY. THIS ATTORNEY WORKING SIX DAYS A WEEK TO GET SENIORS A HOT MEAL.>>IT’S EASIER TO GET A CAN OF BEER THAN TO GET A FRESH PIECE OF FRUIT. WE’VE BEEN WAITING DECADES FOR A HOSPITAL, HEALTH CARE, ACCESS TO QUALITY FOOD, THOSE THINGS GO HAND IN HAND.>>Reporter: EXPERTS SAY THE LACK OF ACCESS TO QUALITY FOOD IS COSTING LIVES, CONTRIBUTING TO SOME OF THE UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITIONS THAT LEAVE POOR AMERICANS MORE VULNERABLE TO COVID-19.>>OUR POPULATION, WE HAVE A LOT OF CO-MORBIDITY. HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, DIABETES, YOU KNOW, CANCER. ANY TIME YOU HAVE ANY KIND OF CO-MORBIDITY THAT ADDS ON TO THE LEVEL OF CARE THAT YOU’RE GOING TO NEED AND RECEIVE, SO CO-MORBIDITIES INCREASES THE SEVERITY OF THE DISEASE.>>Reporter: HEALTH CARE WORKERS AT UNITED MEDICAL CENTER, THE ONLY HOSPITAL IN WARD 8, SAY THE LACK OF RESOURCES IS DELAYING COVID TREATMENT FOR PATIENTS IN THE AREA. THE CITY HAS PARTNERED WITH THE PRIVATE SECTOR TO ATTRACT BUSINESSES TO WARDS 7 AND 8. BUT ADVOCATES SAY IT COMES AT THE COST OF RISE IN GENTRIFICATION. CALLS FOR BETTER ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE MET WITH A SOLUTION WHEN MAYOR MURIEL BOWSER ANNOUNCED PLANS FOR TWO NEW HOSPITALS IN THE AREA. IS THERE ANYTHING THAT SAYS INFRASTRUCTURE SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN PLACE PRIOR TO THE PANDEMIC?>>WELL, I THINK THAT, YES, WE ALL KNOW THAT WE NEED GOOD BUILDING BLOCKS OF HEALTH, AND BUILDING INTEGRATED HEALTH SYSTEM, YOU DON’T GET IT WITH SNAPPING YOUR FINGERS. YOU GET IT WITH GOOD LONG HARD WORK AND GREAT PARTNERSHIPS.>>Reporter: BUT THOSE HOSPITALS AREN’T COMING UNTIL 2023. RESIDENTS HAVE BEEN FORCED TO CROSS THE ANACOSTIA RIVER FOR TESTING AND MEDICAL TREATMENT AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY.>>>YOU SAID 40% OF THE PATIENTS YOU WERE SEEING IN WARD 1 WERE COMING FROM THESE TWO AREAS.>>THAT’S CORRECT.>>Reporter: WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT THE LACK OF TESTING AVAILABLE?>>YEAH, IT SAYS A LOT ABOUT IT. IT SAYS, ONE, THAT THEY’RE NOT NECESSARILY BEING TESTED WHERE THEY ARE. BUT IT ALSO SAYS THEY DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE AND THE FACT THAT THEY HAVE TO COME OVER TO US TO BE HOSPITALIZED AND VISIT OUR EMERGENCY ROOM MEANS THAT THEY DON’T HAVE ACCESS.>>Reporter: NOW HBCU RECEIVING PRIVATE FUNDING FROM BANK OF AMERICA, STEPPING IN TO PROVIDE FREE TESTING FOR ANY LOCAL RESIDENT WHO WANTS IT.>>IT MAY ALSO SAVE A WHOLE LOT OF LIVES. YOU CAN’T TREAT WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW YOU HAVE.>>Reporter: BUT HERE IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL, SOME FEAR THAT EVEN WHEN THE PANDEMIC PASSES, THE DISPARITIES WILL REMAIN.>>WE ALWAYS FEEL LIKE SECOND-CLASS CITIZENS. THE PLAYING FIELD IS NOT LEVEL, NEVER HAS BEEN. DOESN’T LOOK LIKE IT WILL BE.>>Reporter: AND THAT SOME OF THEIR NEIGHBORS ACROSS TOWN WON’T PASS THE LAWS TO HELP THEM.>>THEY’RE NOT GOING TO SEE THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE HEALTH CARE, TO IMPROVE HEALTHY FOOD ACCESS, TO IMPROVE JOBS, TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE ARE NO LONGER LIVING IN POVERTY. THEY’RE GOING TO USE IT AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SAY, OH, WELL, THOSE PEOPLE ARE JUST GOING TO HAVE TO DIE.>>Reporter: RACHEL SCOTT FOR ABC NEWS LIVE IN WASHINGTON.>>OUR THANKS TO RACHEL SCOTT FOR THAT REPORT. AND WHEN WE COME BACK, THE SHOOTING COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH WORSE. WHAT MAY HAVE LED A GUNMAN TO WALK-IN SIDE AN ARIZONA MALL AND OPEN FIRE.>>>IS CHINA TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE PANDEMIC? THE PROPOSAL SOME FEAR WILL REIGNITE THE VIOLENT PROTESTS ON THE STREETS OF HONG KONG.>>>AND UP NEXT, THE FULL HOUSE ACTRESS AND HER HUSBAND CHANGE THEIR PLEA IN THE NATIONWIDE COLLEGE ADMISSION SCANDAL. WHY THEY NOW SAY THEY’LL PLEAD GUILTY. right now where you live yourae your risk of Kobe nineteen
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night on ABC>>>PRESIDENT TRUMP’S FORMER PERSONAL ATTORNEY MICHAEL COHEN IS BACK HOME AND OUT OF FEDERAL PRISON. COHEN WAS RELEASED OVER FEARS THE CORONAVIRUS MAY BE SPREADING TO INMATES IN THE FACILITY HE WAS IN. YOU MAY REMEMBER HE WAS SENTENCED TO THREE YEARS BEHIND BARS FOR TAX EVASION AND CAMPAIGN FINANCE VIOLATION STEMMING FROM HUSH MONEY PAYMENTS TO TWO WOMEN WHO CLAIM THEY HAD AFFAIRS WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP PRIOR TO THE 2016 ELECTION. COHEN WILL SERVE THE REMAINDER OF HIS SENTENCE IN HOME CONFINEMENT.>>>ACTRESS LORI LOUGHLIN AND HER FASHION DESIGNER HUSBAND MOSSIMO GIANNULLI WILL GO TO PRISON. THEY ARE CHANGING THEIR PLEA FOR THEIR PART IN THE SO-CALLED VARSITY BLUE SCANDAL PAYING BIG MONEY TO GET THEIR CHILDREN INTO COLLEGE. OUR DEBRA ROBERTS HAS MORE ON THIS RESULT.>>Reporter: A STUNNING PLEA FROM LORI LOUGHLIN AND MOSSIMO GIANNULLI. THEY WILL SERVE TWO MONTHS IN PRISON FOR CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT WIRE AND MAIL FRAUD, PAY A $150,000 FINE AND DO 100 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE. HER HUSBAND WOULD SERVE FIVE MONTHS ON TWO FRAUD CHARGES, PAY $250,000, AND PERFORM 250 HOURS OF SERVICE.>>IT MAY HAVE PAID OFF THAT SHE AND HE WAITED UNTIL NOW.>>Reporter: THE COUPLE ACCUSED OF PAYING A HALF MILLION DOLLARS TO GET THEIR TWO DAUGHTERS INTO USC. PHOTOS HELPED CREATE ATHLETIC PROFILES THOUGH NEITHER GIRL ROWED COMPETITIVELY. THEY INSISTED THE PAYMENTS WERE LEGITIMATE DONATIONS ACCUSING PROSECUTORS OF MISCONDUCT.>>LORI LOUGHLIN AND HER HUSBAND REALIZED THEY WEREN’T GETTING THE CASE DISMISSED. PROSECUTORS ALSO RECOGNIZED THAT MAYBE THEIR CASE HAS A COUPLE OF HOLES THAT THEY HADN’T COUNTED ON. AND I THINK THAT ENDED UPBRINGING THE PARTIES TOGETHER.>>AND WE ARE JOINED NOW BY DEBRA ROBERTS. DEB, WHAT HAS TO HAPPEN NOW BEFORE THEY SEE PRISON?>>Reporter: WELL, LINSEY, THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO GO BEFORE A JUDGE TO HAVE THIS ALL ACCEPTED. THEY ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO APPEAR BEFORE A JUDGE TOMORROW VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE DUE TO THE PANDEMIC. IF A JUDGE SIGNS OFF ON ALL OF THIS AGREEMENT, THEN PROBABLY IN ABOUT 90 DAYS THEY WILL BE SENTENCED.>>DEBRA ROBERTS, THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR REPORTING.>>>AND WE STILL HAVE A LOT MORE TO GET TO HERE ON ABC NEWS PRIME. THE 500 YEAR FLOOD THAT LEFT THOUSANDS DISPLACED. AND AN UPDATE ON THE CATASTROPHIC CONDITIONS IN MICHIGAN.>>>PLUS, STUNNING NEW DATA JUST RELEASED ABOUT THE HOUSING MARKET. BUT IF YOU HAVE THE FUNDS, WOULD NOW BE A GOOD TIME TO BUY?>>>ONE OF THE UNIQUE POSTS WE’VE SEEN ABOUT 2020, WRECKING EVERYONE’S PLANS FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR. right now where you live your
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AND WITH SO MANY COOPED UP AT HOME, PERHAPS IT IS NOT SURPRISING ZILLOW HAS SEEN AN INCREASE IN HOME SALE VIEWS ON ITS WEBSITE COMPARED TO THIS TIME LAST YEAR.>>>COMING UP NEXT, THE UNITED STATES AND SOUTH KOREA BOTH REPORTED THEIR FIRST CASES OF COVID-19 ON THE VERY SAME DAY BACK ON JANUARY 20th. SO WHY WAS SOUTH KOREA SO MUCH MORE SUCCESSFUL IN HANDLING THIS PANDEMIC? SOUTH KOREA’S FOREIGN MINISTER JOINS US WITH SOME ANSWERS.>>>PLUS, THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF JACK DANIELS. HOW IT MAY HAVE CREATED AMERICA’S BIGGEST WHISKEY, AND NOW THE COMPANY THAT BEARS HIS NAME IS GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY. BUT FIRST HERE ARE SOME OF THE TRENDING STORIES ON ABCNEWS.COM.>>>THE LABOR DEPARTMENT REPORTING AN ADDITIONAL 2.4 MILLION PEOPLE FILED FOR UNEMPLOYMENT LAST WEEK, BRINGING THE NINE-WEEK TOTAL OF JOBLESS CLAIMS TO MORE THAN 38 MILLION.>>FINDING A JOB IS MORE DIFFICULT NOW BECAUSE WITH ALL THE LAID OFF WORKERS YOU HAVE A LOT MORE COMPETITION.>>DEMOCRATS NOW URGING THE SENATE TO TAKE UP ANOTHER MULTI-TRILLION DOLLAR DEAL. THE SO-CALLED HEROES ACT PASSED THE HOUSE LAST WEEK AND WILL PROVIDE MONEY FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.>>WE JUST REALLY HAVE TO BE SMART AND STRATEGIC.>>PRESIDENT TRUMP HEADS TO MICHIGAN, HIS VISIT CENTERS AROUND TOURING A FORD FASTERY THAT SHIFTED GEARS TO MAKE PROTECTIVE GEAR LIKE VENTILATORS DURING THE OUTBREAK.>>MICHIGAN’S ATTORNEY GENERAL SAID SHE SENT A LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT ASKING HIM TO WEAR A MASK.>>I HAD ONE ON BEFORE. I WORE ONE IN THE AREA, BUT I DIDN’T WANT TO GIVE THE PRESS THE PLEASURE OF SEEING IT. I HAD IT IN THE BACK AREA.>>AUTHORITIES ARE RELEASING NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE ALLEGED GUNMAN IN LAST NIGHT’S SHOOTING AT A SHOPPING CENTER IN GLENDALE.>>CARRYING A LONG BLACK RIFLE, POLICE SAY THE 21-YEAR-OLD GUNMAN CARRIED THREE MAGAZINES TO SET OUT TO SHOOT VICTIMS IN THE SHOPPING DISTRICT. SERGEANT RANDY STEWART SAID HE ADMITTED HE WAS THE SHOOTER.>>HE SAID HE WENT TO TARGET VICTIMS. HE WANTED TO GAIN SOME RESPECT. HE FELT THAT HE HAD BEEN BULLIED IN HIS LIFE.>>HE SHOT THREE VICTIMS BEFORE HE GAVE UP TO POLICE. HE’S NOW FACING 16 CHARGES.>>ACTIVE SHOOTER ON BASE.>>IN TEXAS, THE FBI IS CALLING THIS MORNING’S SHOOTING AT NAVAL AIR BASE CORPUS CHRISTI TERRORIST RELATED. ONE IS DEAD AND ONE HAS BEEN RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL.>>IN MICHIGAN 10,000 FORCED FROM THEIR HOMES. THE NATIONAL GUARD ACTIVATED IN THE CITY OF MIDLAND. THE GOVERNOR WILL INVESTIGATE WHAT CAUSED THE DAM TO FAIL.>>>DOZENS OF PEOPLE ARE DEAD IN PARTS OF COASTAL INDIA AND BANGLADESH. ENTIRE TOWNS ARE WITHOUT POWER AND WATER.>>FRESH OUTRAGE IN HONG KONG AS CHINA PROPOSES A CONTROVERSIAL NEW SECURITY LAW. THE LEGISLATION WOULD BAN SEDITION, SUBVERSION OF BEIJING’S GOVERNMENT. THERE IS TALK IT COULD TAKE EFFECT WHILE BYPASSING HONG KONG’S LEGISLATURE. PASSING THE LAW COULD ENABLE CRACKDOWNS ON ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTS.>>THIS CONFIRMS ONE COUNTRY ONE SYSTEM.>>CHINA’S LEGISLATURE WILL DEBATE IT, PROMOTING FURTHER DEMOCRACY PROTESTS. PRESIDENT TRUMP SAYS THE U.S. WILL REACT STRONGLY IF THE PROPOSAL FOLLOWS THROUGH. SENATORS INTRODUCING A BIPARTISAN BILL VOWING RETALIATORY SANCTIONS.>>SOUTH KOREA REPORTED ITS FIRST CORONAVIRUS CASE THE VERY SAME DAY AS THE U.S., JANUARY 20th. SOUTH KOREA HAS KEPT ITS INFECTION AND DEATH RATE MUCH LOWER THAN WE HAVE. REPORTING 11,000 CASES AND FEWER THAN 300 DEATHS. THE COUNTRY IS NOW UP AND RUNNING. WE BRING IN SOUTH KOREA’S FOREIGN MINISTER. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US.>>THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.>>I WANTED TO PICK YOUR BRAIN ON A NUMBER OF TOPICS RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS BECAUSE THE RESPONSE IN SOUTH KOREA HAS BEEN SO WIDELY APPLAUDED. STRATEGIES LIKE SCREENING PEOPLE WHO ENTERED THE COUNTRY, DRIVE-THRU TESTING, DISINFECTION PROTOCOLS, CONTACT TRACING. DO YOU THINK THAT SOUTH KOREA’S STRATEGIES COULD WORK IN THE U.S.? EVEN IF IT COULD, DO YOU THINK IT’S TOO LATE FOR AMERICANS TO ADOPT THEM?>>WELL, I THINK FIRST OF ALL, OUR COUNTRY HAS NEVER BEEN CLOSED. WE’VE ALWAYS KEPT SOCIETY OPEN AND THE BORDER OPEN, AND WE WERE ABLE TO DO THIS BECAUSE WE HAD THE THREE KEYS. THE TESTING, TRACING AND TREATMENT, A VERY ROBUST SYSTEM OF THE THREE T’S. I THINK THE THREE T’S ARE THE KEY TO ANY FIGHT AGAINST ANY INFECTIOUS DISEASE, AND IT JUST SO HAPPENS THAT OUR RECENT EXPERIENCE WITH THE MERS OUTBREAK IN 2016 LAID THE SEED FOR THE SUCCESS THIS TIME. OUR RESPONSE TO MERS IN 2015 WAS NOT THAT LAUDABLE. THERE WAS LOTS OF SHORTCOMING. BUT HAVING LEARNED FROM THAT EXPERIENCE, WE BEEFED UP THE DISEASE CONTROL INFRASTRUCTURE AND THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK, AND THAT HAS REALLY BEEN PUT TO THE FULL TEST. SUCCESSFULLY I MUST SAY THIS TIME.>>IN ADDITION TO THE THREE Ts, PART OF SOUTH KOREA’S STRATEGY FOR ISOLATING CORONAVIRUS EARLY ON WAS GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE. DO YOU WORRY ABOUT PRIVACY RIGHTS AND HOW DO YOU SEE THAT WITH PROTECTING PUBLIC HEALTH?>>SURVEILLANCE IS NOT THE TERM I WOULD USE IN TRACING. THE TRACING IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY TO TRACK DOWN THE PATIENTS AND THE CLOSE CONTACTS AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE TO ISOLATE THEM SO THAT YOU ARE THEN ABLE TO PRESERVE THE FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT OF THE REST OF SOCIETY. I.E., IN ORDER TO KEEP SOCIETY OPEN, IT’S IMPERATIVE THAT YOU QUICKLY ISOLATE AND QUARANTINE THE PATIENTS AND THE CLOSE CONTACTS. THE PRIVACY ISSUE COMES IN BECAUSE OF THE INFORMATION THAT WE RELEASE TO THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE MOVEMENT OF THE PATIENT. OUR DISEASE CONTROL LAW ALSO GUARANTEES THE PUBLIC’S RIGHT TO KNOW ABOUT HEALTH ISSUES THAT AFFECT THEM. IT IS THE GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBILITY TO INFORM THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE EVOLVING NATURE OF THIS INFECTION AND THE MOVEMENT OF THE PATIENT. INFORMING THE PUBLIC ABOUT WHERE THE PATIENTS HAVE BEEN PRIOR TO BEING CONFIRMED AS POSITIVE SO THAT THEY CAN SEE IF THEY CROSSED PATHS WITH THE CONFIRMED PATIENT AND DECIDE FOR THEMSELVES IF THEY NEED TO COME FORWARD AND GET TESTED. SO THE PRIVACY ISSUE OF THE PATIENT IS THE ISSUE HERE, AND WE’VE BEEN VERY CAUTIOUS TO LIMIT THE INFORMATION THAT IS PROVIDED TO THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE MOVEMENT OF THE PATIENT.>>I WANT TO MOVE ON TO EDUCATION FOR A MOMENT. AFTER A FEW FALSE STARTS, SOUTH KOREA CLOSED AGAIN, REOPENING JUST THIS WEEK. WE SEE IN SOME VIDEO STUDENTS THAT ARE WEARING MASKS AND PLEXIGLASS SCREENS AROUND THE DESK AND TEMPERATURE CHECKS. HOW CONFIDENT ARE YOU THAT SCHOOLS WILL REMAIN OPEN WITH THESE PRECAUTIONS?>>WE TOOK THE DECISION TO OPEN THE SCHOOLS 80 DAYS AFTER THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO OPEN IN MARCH. WHAT WE PLACE ON EDUCATION IS PERHAPS THE HIGHEST OF ANY COUNTRY. AND IT WAS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT WE GET THE SCHOOL SCHEDULE BACK ON TRACK. SO WE HAVE DECIDED TO OPEN THE SCHOOLS BEGINNING WITH THE FINAL GRADERS IN HIGH SCHOOL, AND THAT WAS YESTERDAY. BUT WE MADE SURE THAT ALL THE SANITARY MEASURES WERE IN PLACE, THE REQUIREMENTS ON THE PART OF THE STUDENTS THEMSELVES, THE SCHOOLS, MAKE SURE THAT THE SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES ARE WELL IN PLACE, AND ALSO PROTOCOLS IN PLACE IN CASE ANYTHING HAPPENS.>>AND AS YOU TALK ABOUT, THERE HAVE BEEN RECENT OUTBREAKS. FOR EXAMPLE, THERE WAS A RECENT COVID-19 CLUSTER, 29-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO VISITED SEVERAL CLUBS ONE NIGHT. HOW CONCERNED ARE YOU ABOUT THIS SPREAD AND HOW WERE YOU ABLE TO GET IT CONTAINED SO QUICKLY?>>I THINK WITH ANY SPIKE LIKE THIS, OF COURSE, IT’S A CONCERN. IT’S A WORRY. AND THAT PARTICULAR CASE HAS NOW LED TO NEARLY 200 CASES OVER A MATTER OF TEN OR SO DAYS. THIS IS ALL ORIGINATING TO SOME NIGHT CLUB ACTIVITIES DURING THE LONG HOLIDAY PERIOD IN EARLY MAY. OBVIOUSLY THE NIGHT CLUB ACTIVITIES INVOLVE A LOT OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HOP BARS, I THINK IS THE EXPRESSION, MOVE AROUND THE COUNTRY. AND SO THAT HAS MEANT WE FOUND INFECTIONS RELATED TO THE CLUB ACTIVITIES IN ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY. I THINK, ONCE AGAIN, OUR TESTING AND TRACING CAPACITY WAS PUT TO THE TEST. IT QUICKLY WRAPPED UP PRIOR TO THIS SPIKE. THE DAILY TESTING NUMBERS WERE AROUND 5,000 OR 6000. AFTER THE SPIKE, WE’VE MADE IT — THE TESTING AVAILABLE ANONYMOUS AND FREE OF COST BECAUSE WE REALIZE THAT MANY YOUNG PEOPLE WHO FREQUENTED THESE ESTABLISHMENTS WOULD BE RELUCTANT TO COME FORWARD TO GET TESTED. SO, TO MAKE IT ANONYMOUS AND COST-FREE, WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO TEST WELL OVER 60,000, I THINK, CASES OVER THE PAST TEN DAYS, AND THAT THEN HAS LED TO THIS NUMBER OF CONFIRMED CASES. BOTH WHO WENT TO THE ESTABLISHMENT THEMSELVES, BUT SECONDARY INSPECTIONS OF THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS, THEIR FRIENDS AND WORKPLACE COLLEAGUES.>>THAT ACTUALLY WAS GOING TO BE MY NEXT QUESTION. ARE YOU EXPECTING, PERHAPS, A SECOND WAVE OF INFECTIONS? AND IS THERE ANY MORE PREPARATION THAT GOES INTO IT BEYOND THE THREE Ts?>>I THINK WE SHOULD ALL LEARN TO LIVE WITH THIS RISK. IT’S A VIRUS THAT TRAVELS VERY QUICKLY. THERE’S A LOT WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT COVID-19, BUT ONE THING WE KNOW, THAT IT TRAVELS VERY QUICKLY AND IT ALSO TRAVELS VERY SILENTLY. PEOPLE CAN BE SPREADING THE DISEASE WITHOUT EVEN KNOWING THAT THEY HAVE THE VIRUS BECAUSE ASYMPTOMATIC PEOPLE CAN BE CONTAGIOUS. IT TURNS OUT THAT TWO DAYS PRIOR TO THE SYMPTOMS SHOWING, THAT’S WHEN THEY ARE MOST CONTAGIOUS. IN ADDITION TO THE THREE Ts, WHAT WE ARE PREPARING IN TERMS OF THE CONTINGENCIES, THE SEOUL METROPOLITAN AREA IS PERHAPS ONE OF THE MOST CROWDED SPACES ON EARTH. SO THE SEOUL CITY GOVERNMENT, THE SURROUNDING PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF THE CITY GOVERNMENT OF THE AIRPORT, THEY ARE NOW PUTTING TOGETHER AN INTEGRATED HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SO THAT IF HUGE NUMBERS OF INFECTIONS WERE TO ARRIVE, THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO SHARE THE HOSPITAL RESOURCES BECAUSE — IT’S VERY IMPORTANT NOT TO GET THE MEDICAL ESTABLISHMENT OVERWHELMED WITH CASES THEY CAN’T HANDLE. WE ALSO HAVE LOCAL GOVERNMENTS HAVING CONTINGENCIES IN PLACE FOR NUMBERS OF INCREASES. HOSPITAL BEDS TO TAKE CARE OF THE INTENSIVE PATIENTS, BUT ALSO COMMUNITY CARE CENTERS, WE CALL THEM, WHERE LIGHT SYMPTOM PATIENTS — AND 80% OF THEM ARE LIGHT SYMPTOMS. SOME DON’T EVEN NEED ANY CARE. THEY JUST NEED TO BE QUARANTINED AND MONITORED. OF COURSE, THE CONSISTENT MESSAGING TO THE PUBLIC, THAT WE’RE NOT GOING TO GO BACK TO LIFE PRE-COVID. THIS RISK IS THERE, AND THEREFORE, WE NEED TO LEARN TO LIVE WITH THIS RISK. AND THAT MEANS EVERYBODY DOING THEIR SHARE TO STICK TO THE SANITARY RULES, WEARING MASKS IN PUBLIC PLACES AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION, AND SO ON, AND WASHING YOUR HANDS, OF COURSE, YOU KNOW. THE MESSAGE BEING EVERYBODY HAS A ROLE TO PLAY.>>SINCE THE UNITED STATES NOW HAS THE MOST INFECTIONS OF ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, ARE YOU WORRIED, THEN, ABOUT AMERICANS BRINGING THE VIRUS TO SOUTH KOREA?>>WE ARE, INDEED. THE TRAVEL — THE AIR TRAVEL BETWEEN KOREA AND THE U.S. IS STILL VERY OPEN. I MEAN, THE FLIGHTS HAVE — THE NUMBERS OF FLIGHTS HAVE BEEN GREATLY REDUCED BECAUSE THE NUMBER OF PASSENGERS BUYING TICKETS. BUT THE AIR TRAVEL REMAINS LARGELY OPEN BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND KOREA. WE HAVE KOREANS COMING IN. WE HAVE OTHER NATIONALITIES OF AMERICANS COMING IN THROUGH THIS FLIGHT. AND, YES, THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE CONFIRMED POSITIVE AFTER ENTRY INTO KOREA, AND THIS IS NOT JUST FROM THE UNITED STATES. IT’S FROM EUROPE. IT’S FROM COUNTRIES IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND WEST ASIA. AND, AGAIN, WE’RE NOT CLOSING THE BORDER ON THEM. WE ARE MANAGING THEM. AFTER A SERIES OF STEPS TO MANAGE THE INCOMING TRAFFIC, WE HAVE INTRODUCED 14 DAYS OF QUARANTINE AS OF EARLY APRIL FOR ALL INBOUND TRAVEL. NOT JUST FOREIGNERS, BUT KOREANS. AT HOME, IF YOU HAVE AN ADDRESS IN GOVERNMENT FACILITIES IF YOU DON’T. ALSO SINCE ABOUT 15 DAYS AGO, WE ALSO INTRODUCED MANDATORY TESTING FOR ALL INBOUND TRAVELERS. LASTLY, ON A LIGHTHEARTED NOTE, THE RETURN OF BASEBALL HAS BEEN A BIG DEAL. MANY SPORTS STARS IN AMERICA ARE TUNING IN TO THE BASEBALL LEAGUE BEING BROADCAST IN THE U.S. HOW IMPORTANT WAS THAT FOR YOUR COUNTRY TO BRING BASEBALL BACK?>>I THINK THE CORONAVIRUS IS CERTAINLY A HEALTH CHALLENGE, BUT IT’S ALSO A PSYCHOLOGICAL CHALLENGE. THIS PROLONGED PERIOD OF LOCKDOWNS, YOU KNOW, SOCIAL DISTANCING. IT HAS TO HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE PSYCHOLOGICAL DIMENSION OF THE PEOPLE. SO MOVEMENTS LIKE THIS, TO MAKE BASEBALL, WHICH IS A BIG PART OF THE ACTIVITY IN KOREA AS IN MANY OTHER COUNTRIES. TO HAVE THAT AVAILABLE, NOT IN THE STADIUMS, BUT WITHOUT THE CROWD, BUT AVAILABLE ON TELEVISION SCREENS, THIS IS AN IMPORTANT MOVE TO ADDRESS THAT ELEMENT OF THIS GLOBAL CHALLENGE.>>THANK YOU, MINISTER, SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME. WE APPRECIATE IT.>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>AND WHEN WE COME BACK, THE STORY ABOUT A SLAVE. THE POPULAR RISK HE HELPED PIONEER AND THE WOMAN WHO HELPED GET THE RECOGNITION HE DESERVED. STAY WITH US.>>>A FORMER WHITE HOUSE EMPLOYEE HAS DIED AFTER LOSING HIS BATTLE WITH COVID-19. WILSON ROOSEVELT GERMAN STARTED WORKING AS A CLEANER AT THE WHITE HOUSE UNDER PRESIDENT EISENHOWER IN 1957 AND WAS PROMOTED TO BUTLER DURING THE KENNEDY ADMINISTRATION. IN ALL, GERMAN SERVED 11 DIFFERENT PRESIDENTS DURING HIS LONG CAREER. HE WAS 91.>>>NEXT, THE 150-YEAR-OLD MYSTERY IN THE BIGGEST BRAND IN AMERICA. THE SLAVE WHO TAUGHT JACK DANIELS HOW TO MAKE WHISKEY, AND HOW THE COMPANY THAT BEARS HIS NAME IS GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY. ABC’S DEBRA ROBERTS HAS THE FULL STORY.>>Reporter: TUCKED AWAY ON A HORSE FARM IN LYNCH BURG, TENNESSEE, LIES A VAST HISTORY THAT WAS LARGELY UNTAPPED, UNTIL NOW.>>I WANT TO TELL YOU A STORY, A TRUE STORY.>>Reporter: WHISKEY MAKER’S MARK JACK DANIELS MAKES THEIR BRAND. TURNS OUT IT WAS AN UNSPOKEN PIONEER WHO PAVED THE WAY FOR THE POPULAR BEVERAGE.>>FOUNDING FATHER OF TENNESSEE WHISKEY.>>Reporter: ENTER UNCLE WHISKEY NAMED FOR A FORMER SLAVE NATHAN WHO ALSO HAPPENED TO BE THE FIRST-KNOWN BLACK MASTER DISTILLER IN THE COUNTRY.>>THERE WAS THIS MAN WHO DID NOT FIT THE MOLD OF WHAT WE USUALLY SEE AS A MASTER DISTILLER IN AMERICA.>>Reporter: THE COMPANY’S ROOTS FOLLOW AN UNLIKELY CAMARADERIE, BORN ON A PLANTATION. THE WHISKEY’S TIES, A DEEP BLEND LINKING ITS HISTORY TO ANOTHER POPULAR BRAND, JACK DANIELS. CONTRARY TO A STORY PURPORTED BY DANIELS FOR MORE THAN A CENTURY THAT A LOCAL PASTOR AND MOON SHINE DISTILLER TRAINED HIM IN HIS CRAFT, IT WAS ACTUALLY GREEN.>>HE BECAME RATHER A MENTOR TO JACK, AND HE TAUGHT HIM EVERYTHING THAT HE KNEW ABOUT DISTILLING.>>Reporter: GREEN’S GREAT, GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER VICTORIA ANNIE BUTLER THE MASTER BLENDER FOR THE WHISKEY.>>NOT ONLY WERE THEY MAKING A WHISKEY. THEY WERE BUILDING A FRIENDSHIP, A BOND THAT WAS UNHEARD OF.>>YOU KNOW, IN THE 1800s.>>Reporter: GREEN HAD UNKNOWINGLY MADE WHISKEY HISTORY, BUT IT WOULDN’T BE UNTIL DECADES LATER AFTER FIVE GENERATIONS OF MASTER BLENDERS THAT GREEN’S NAME WOULD FINALLY MAKE ITS MARK. LESS THAN THREE YEARS, THE FAMILY’S LEGACY HOLDS A FIRM STAKE AMONG AMERICAN WHISKEY DISTILLERS AND PIONEERS.>>WE HAVE CALCULATED THAT MORE THAN 2 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE RAISED A GLASS WORLDWIDE.>>Reporter: WITH COVID-19 THEY LOOKED FOR PRICE GOUGING AND TO GET N95 MASKS AND PPE TO THOSE ON THE FRONT LINES.>>WIRE TAKING CARE OF PEOPLE ON THE FRONT LINES, BUT WHAT ABOUT PEOPLE THE MOST VULNERABLE THAT AREN’T ON THE FRONT LINES?>>Reporter: THEY SIDED TO EXTEND THEIR REACH FURTHER. TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR TOURS, THEY TURNED THE DISTILLERY INTO GROUND ZERO FOR PACKING AND DISTRIBUTION MASKS FOR COMMUNITIES OF COLOR ACROSS THE COUNTRY.>>80% OF DEATHS ARE AFRICAN-AMERICAN. WHEN YOU SEE YOUR PEOPLE ARE STRUGGLING DUE TO THE LACK OF SOMETHING, WE’RE PLEASED WE CAN FILL THE GAP.>>Reporter: NOW GREEN’S LEGACY PERMEATING A PANDEMIC. BEGINNING A NEW CHAPTER IN ITS SHORT HISTORY.>>TO HAVE THE PRIVILEGE AND HONOR OF CARRYING ON MY GREAT-GREAT GRANDFATHER’S LEGACY, IT’S BEYOND GREAT, YOU KNOW. I CAN’T REALLY PUT WORDS TO HOW IT FEELS. I’M VERY HONORED TO DO IT AND I AM HONORED TO CONTINUE TO DO WHAT MY GREAT-GREAT GRANDFATHER STARTED.>>Reporter: DEBRA ROBERTS, ABC NEWS.>>AND BEFORE WE GO TONIGHT, THE IMAGE OF THE DAY. THE BLUE ANGELS SALUTING THE NAVAL ACADEMY GRADUATING CLASS OF 2020. OUR CONGRATULATIONS TO THEM AS WELL. AND IN JUST A FEW DAYS THE AMERICAN SPACE PROGRAM WILL LAUNCH INTO A NEW AREA. NASA AND ELON MUSK SPACEX WILL SEND THE FIRST CREWED MISSION INTO SPACE. ABC NEWS LIVE IS PARTNERING TO BRING YOU RIGHT TO THE LAUNCH PAD AT LIFT OFF AT 3:00 P.M. WEDNESDAY. MY COLLEAGUE TOM LLAMAS AND I WILL WALK YOU THROUGH THE FIRST CRITICAL MOMENTS OF THE MISSION.>>>THAT IS OUR SHOW FOR THIS HOUR. BE SURE TO STAY TUNED TO ABC NEWS LIVE FOR MORE CONTEXT AND ANALYSIS OF THE DAY’S TOP STORIES. I’M LINSEY DAVIS. THANKS SO MUCH FOR STREAMING WITH US, AND GOOD NIGHT.>>Announcer: THIS IS ABC “WORLD NEWS TONIGHT” WITH DAVID MUIR.>>GOOD EVENING AND IT’S GREAT TO HAVE YOU WITH US HERE ON A VERY BUSY THURSDAY NIGHT. AND WE WILL GET TO THAT ATTACK AT THAT NAVAL BASE IN TEXAS. THE DAM EMERGENCY AND STORMS ON THE MOVE. BUT WE’RE GOING TO BEGIN HERE WITH THE MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CORONAVIRUS HERE IN THE U.S.. THE HEAD OF THE CDC MAKING NEWS WHEN HE SAID IT IS VERY LIKELY THERE WILL BE A SECOND WAVE OF THE VIRUS HERE IN THE U.S., AND THAT HE COULD NOT RULE OUT A SECOND LOCKDOWN. BUT THE PRESIDENT LATE TODAY REFUTING THAT, SAYING THE COUNTRY WILL NOT SHUTDOWN AGAIN. AND AS THIS COUNTRY NEARS THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, THE TOLL NOW MORE THAN 94,000 LIVES LOST HERE IN THE U.S.. THE PRESIDENT SAYING LATE TODAY IF THERE IS ANY SECOND WAVE, WHETHER IT’S AN EMBER OR A FLAME, IN HIS WORDS, WE ARE GOING TO PUT IT OUT. BUT WE ARE NOT CLOSING OUR COUNTRY.>>>AND TONIGHT THE NEW STUDY THAT SAYS THE U.S. WAS SLOW TO ACT AND SUGGESTS 36,000 LIVES COULD HAVE BEEN SAVED, AND ALL OF THIS AMID AN UPDATE TO GUIDANCE TO THE CDC THAT CAUSED SOME CONFUSION TODAY. SO HERE’S WHAT THE CDC IS SAYING TONIGHT AND THEY SAID THEY HAVE SAID THIS BEFORE. THAT COVID-19 SPREADS MAINLY THROUGH CLOSE CONTACT FROM PERSON TO PERSON, AND WHILE IT MAY BE POSSIBLE THAT A PERSON CAN GET COVID BY TOUCHING A SURFACE OR OBJECT THAT HAS THE VIRUS ON IT AND THEN TOUCHING THEIR OWN MOUTH, NOSE OR EYES, THAT’S NOT THOUGHT TO BE THE MAIN WAY, THAT IT’S MAINLY THROUGH PERSON TO PERSON, THROUGH RESPIRATORY DROPLETS. SO WE HAVE A LOT TO GET THROUGH TONIGHT. WE’LL CAREFULLY GUIDE YOU THROUGH IT ALL AND EVA PILGRIM LEADS US OFF.>>Reporter: TONIGHT THE PRESIDENT AND THE HEAD OF THE CKDC TALKING ABOUT THE RESPONSE TO A SECOND WAVE. THIS AS DIRECTOR ROBERT REDFIELD SAID ONE IS COMING. HE POINTED TO THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE’S TEMPERATURE COOLING AND SPIKE IN CASES. I CAN’T GUARANTEE. WHAT I CAN SAY IS WE ARE COMMITTED TO USING THE TIME WE HAVE NOW TO GET THIS NATION AS OVER PREPARED AS POSSIBLE. BUT JUST MOMENTS AGO, THE PRESIDENT SAID A SECOND LOCKDOWN WON’T HAPPEN.>>WHETHER IT’S AN EMBER OR A FLAME, WE’RE GOING TO PUT IT OUT. BUT WE’RE NOT CLOSING OUR

33 thoughts on “ABC News Prime: COVID-19 new hotspots; naval base terror attack; 500 year flood in Michigan

  1. Why American refused to wear the masks at the beginning? Why Americans only stop the entry from China? Why Americans didn’t carry the quarantine to all the passengers enter the states as others countries did? Why Americans had so poor quantity of inspection even at the second period?

  2. Gothica Mafia

    https://worldcrimesyndicate.blogspot.com/2020/03/gothica-mafia.html

    Massimo, Gaetani, Vatican Owners, Jesuits, Gotti, Gambino Crime Syndicate, Cosa Nostra and their 200-300 Billion in Annual Profits, Apollo Global Management, Constellis Mercenaries, Massimo and Windsor Alliance, House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and their Crowns in Britain, Belgium, and Bulgaria, Bacardi, and the Lignes and Merodes of Belgium

  3. Colonna Crime Corporation

    https://worldcrimesyndicate.blogspot.com/2020/03/colonna-crime-corporation.html

    Colonna, Prince Assistants to the Papal Throne, Corporatism, Freemasonry and the Vatican, Royal Order of Jesters, Oddfellow Order, Grand Lodge of Ireland, Bain & Company, Mormonism, and Mitt Romney, Colombo Crime Syndicate, Curtis Sliwa and the Guardian Angels, Chicago Mob, Polish Mob, Dolan Family, Giovanneli-Marconi and Mancinelli-Scotti Families, Alchemical Orders of Martinists, Walgreens, DuPont, Scientology, Knights of Columbus, Vallone Family of New York City, Andrew Cuomo, and the Vatican's Empire State

  4. Sweden did not lock down the country, and their statistics show now that mortality during March and April 2020 are not higher than during worst flu outbreaks in the recent past: "insurances" closed this country because they don't want to pay when we are actually sick – "insurances" are simply parasites on our backs.

  5. America should stop the lie about being the richest country in the world. Your wellbeing sucks, your inequality hurts. A huge pile of money doesn't make you rich if you can't get at it or get your fair share. Heaps of swimming pools but no water.

  6. In case you don't know by now, Trump's "ban" wasn't a ban at all – it only prohibited NON-U.S Citizens and then only those who were not immediate family of U.S. Citizens. Around 40,000 people poured back into the U.S. Trump didn't limit travel from Europe originally, either, even though the virus had already spread so people came in from there for weeks, too. 95,000 dead and thousands more every few days, 30+Million filing for Unemployment, ineffective testing and contact tracing – all due to a lack of Federal leadership. Thanks Trump! …do we feel "Great Again"?

  7. NURSE FILMS HIMSELF PUMMELING ELDERLY DEMENTIA PATIENTS, RACIALLY MOTIVATED, GOOGLE JADON HAYDEN, WHY NO COVERAGE??

  8. Why FDA allow antibody tests in market first then withdrawals it later?
    Why are all gun shooting are terrorists ?

  9. Can't talk about what DON'T Exist.
    Can't ask to be born.
    Don't want to die.
    REFUSE TO TEACH THE LAWS OF COMMANDMENTS OF THE MOST HIGH ONE written in the BOOK Exodus chapter 20: 1-17 therefore expect GREAT DISASTROUS DISASTERS. Men can NOT rule the WORLD. IT is written to have DOMINION OVER living things that Move, IT IS NOT WRITTEN THAT Mankind of any Nations should have DOMINION OVER THE EARTH!!!!!!!.

  10. These EVILS against BLACK PEOPLE ALL OVER THE WORLD HAVE REACHED BEYOND THE SECOND HEAVEN. The ELEMENTS are Very Angry.

  11. Why do you wear a mask? To protect others… thats what they keep saying. So… if trump is testes every day, and knows he does not have the ccp virus… why would he wear a mask? He does not need to protect others from catching something he doesn't have. He shows courage by not wearing one, showing that he is not afraid of the ccp virus.

  12. Please help us
    Please read and sign it
    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/indict-arrest-moon-jae-smuggling-chinavirus-us-endangering-national-security-us-rok

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