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Rare case of brain-destroying amoeba confirmed in Florida
"It's rare and deadly Florida's health departments confirming a case now of Naegleria foll ary. It's caused by a microscopic single celled amoeba that can infect and destroy the brain. Usually fatal. This case was found at Hillsborough County is one of only such 37 cases in the state since 1962. Throughout the U. S have been only 143 known cases. The Florida Health Department says only four of the people that have contracted this disease at this point Have survived.
Zandi predicts job numbers will be "meaningfully worse" in July amid COVID spikes
"The US added 4.8 million jobs in June, but that data was compiled before the Corona virus spikes that started mid month. Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, joins us now from Philadelphia this morning. Good morning to you, Mark. Good morning, Margaret. You had already predicted this would be the shortest but arguably most severe recession in history. What did we learn from the data We got this week. Well, it was good about as good as you could expect. Almost five million jobs were created during a month. That's on top of 2.7 million in the month of May. So we've gotten about 1/3 of the jobs back that we lost in. In March and April. Unemployment declined properly measured. It's about 12% hard to imagine that's a good number, but it is a good number of compared to 20% which we got in April. That was the peak Here's the thing, Margaret the unfortunate thing, you know, Thie. Unexpected, better. Economic news is the result of the very rapid increase in business. Reopening is too fast, because now The virus is re intensifying and the pandemic is raging in a lot of key states across the country. They're pulling back, and that's not in the data yet. That's coming down the road, so I fear That the best economic news was in June. And as we looked at July and going forward, the job statistics were goingto look meaningfully meaningful. E worse. The pandemic is a real issue now. And these are thes states that air seeing these spikes are important to the U. S. Economy. Very large economies. Taxes California, Florida. How much do you expect to see consumers pull back They aren't there big. I mean, if you had a California, Texas, Florida, let's throw in Arizona. You're You know, you're not talking about over fist of the economy, probably closer to 1/3 of the economy right there. Andi. I do expect we're going to see pull backs by businesses in those states. And here's here's a saying it's not just businesses there directly impact is not just restaurants and retailers. In all businesses are going to be nervous about the uncertainty that this all creates. And so they're going to come even more cautious and hiring back workers. And then of course, you've got consumers When I you know we were. We already had one hand on the bunker. I can't imagine that many of us are going to go right back into the bunker is a result of all this and wait this out so This is very disconcerting. And if Dr Fauci is right and we're headed towards 100,000 per day, I think the prospects of going back into recession are pretty high. What we know, certainly at the White House and on Capitol Hill, they're going to have to take a look at what kind of emergency aid will need to be provided. In light of some of this changing information that we're receiving, in your view. Do you think Congress needs to provide some kind of help to American families? 80 million Americans have Children under the age of 18. They can't necessarily send them back to school in the summer. Maybe not in the fall. Childcare is also in question. How important is it to address that specific challenge? Critical. It's absolutely critical. You know if Congress and administration don't get it together in the next few weeks before Congress goes away on its August recess, I fear we're going back into recession because Thie economy needs a lot of help. And you, you point out there's a lot of even though unemployment back down if you add up folks that are unemployed people who have gotten ours cut there so working, but they got their hours. Cut. Then consider those folks that are still working. Haven't gotten your hours cut got their pay cut. You're talking about 1/3 of all American workers. They're still struggling here. And if they don't get some additional help on atyou know the the unemployment insurance expansion that was part of the original help to the economy is going away in 2 to 3 weeks. So if Congress administration don't figure out how to provide more help to these folks, they're going absolutely no choice but to stop paying bills, cut spending and the economy is really gonna struggle. Here's the other thing. State. Local governments are hemorrhaging red ink, right, So every every state government across the country doesn't matter whether you're a Republican state of a democratic state. You're hemorrhaging reading and they're slashing payrolls and these are Middle income jobs, their teachers their fire. They're policed their emergency responders. These were the kinds of folks we need working at any time, but particularly in a pandemic, So it's just absolutely critical, critical that Congress doesn't take the wrong message from the June jobs number. And says, Okay, Mission accomplished. We're OK here for far from it. They need to provide a lot more help in very soon. But what about the specific child care issue? How does how does Congress Well, they're your right. They have to provide support through Tio support for child care on the other side of that during the pandemic once schools during the summer and once when school if schools don't reopen. So there has to be additional support their you know, there's different ways of providing this for direct aid to people who are unemployed, or, you know, through the through unemployment. Suren CE were through the tax code. There's a child tax credit that could be used to make it refundable two different household so that they can get cash back if you know if they have child care needs. But you know all those things need to be part of any additional support that Congress comes forward with. And hopefully again. They comport with that quickly
Drive-Through Naturalizations Make New U.S. Citizens In The COVID-19 Era
"Ceremonies for new American citizens are 1/4 of July tradition. Tradition that needed some adjusting this fourth, a Steve Hartman discovered In America. You can get almost anything in a drive thru, including now this very happy spiel. You're going to raise your right thie oath of allegiance to become a U. S. Citizen. Congratulations. You want fries with that crazy is it looks. This is how the American dream now starts. Immigrants who have completed all the requirements of citizenship are pulling into parking lots from from San San San Diego. Diego. Diego. To To To De De De Moines Moines Moines to to to Detroit Detroit Detroit for for for socially socially socially distant distant distant naturalization naturalization naturalization ceremonies ceremonies ceremonies on on on Thursday Thursday Thursday in in in Albany, Albany, Albany, New New New York York York Thie Thie Thie U. U. U. S Citizenship and Immigration Services Minted 59 brand New American. So help me God and all from the cabins of their cars. Thank you so much. Thank you. This is Sashi. Kayla Savoia. So what is different now? In the five minutes that you've been a citizen, she emigrated from India. The feeling of elation and delight. I'm happiness we're gonna Florian with the oath of allegiance. Kwamie Asante came here from Ghana in the 19 eighties. So you've been waiting 38 years for this moment, just for which explains the suit and tie and reverence for his new country just to be an American. It's like close to paradise. Well, is giving me so many opportunities. Mommy works, is a respiratory therapist at Good Samaritan Hospital and suffer in New York. He's in the thick of this pandemic, but he says he's not scared. Not now. Congratulations. Now that he's a proud American. You're a U. S citizen, even if I died today. I'm okay. Now that you're a citizen. Corona virus has changed so many of our routines. Fortunately, there's no ruining moments of love and pride, Acceptance and gratitude. That's why not even a drive through ceremony. Khun Khun Dampen Dampen the the joy, joy, indivisible indivisible of of being being here here to to stay. stay.
NASA's Juno Spacecraft At Jupiter Reveals New Info, Rocket Lab declares Electron launch failure
"Nastase Juno spacecraft is heading for its twenty eighth close encounter with the planet Jupiter later this month. As NPR's Joe PALCA reports, the probe continues to explore new feature is on the giant Gas Planet Juno arrived at Jupiter four years ago, it went into an elongated orbit, plunging fairly close to the planet's cloud tops for a few hours before swinging far out into space for weeks. Keeping the close encounters short is essential because of the harsh radiation environment close to the planet. Recently has been exploring an enormous storm that just appeared on Jupiter. An amateur astronomer here on earth was the first to spot the storm. The probe has also been making in-depth studies of the famous red spot, and even bigger storm Juneau's main mission is to map Jupiter's gravity field something that will take another year to complete Joe Palca and news. The private satellite launch firm rocket lab is trying to figure out what went wrong with the mission. Yesterday it's rocket successfully lifted off from New Zealand but was unable to reach orbit and lost its payload of seven small satellites rocket had planned to make monthly launches for the rest of the year, and into two thousand, twenty one
Coronavirus in Houston: Mayor says main problem is staffing in hospitals
"Its biggest daily increase in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases. Texas officials continue to monitor their plan of action. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner spoke to CBS's face the Nation. The major problem is staffing. We can always provide additional Bette, but we need the people, the nurses and everybody else the medical professionals to staff those best. That's the critical point right now. CBS News Medical contributor Dr David Vegas. What it worries me think significantly is that there are many parts of the country that don't have access. I seeyou bed's large cities can figure out ways to increase their volume. Many smaller cities cannot
More than 47,000 coronavirus cases recorded in Miami-Dade County
"Has has to to pass pass 200,000 200,000 Corona Corona virus virus cases, cases, The The percentage percentage of of test test coming coming back back positive positive has has reached reached 15%. 15%. Miami Dade County has more than 47,000 cases by itself. Miami Mayor Francis Juarez says the case numbers now grow exponentially almost immediately. We got Ahead of the curve, and we're seeing a declining slope of 14 cases. Just before this weekend. The inclined slope was 91 new cases per day, so it's almost three times greater slope. Then it wass prior to stay at home were so you know, it's it's extremely worrisome Sora spoke to ABC is this week He says he's issued a mandatory mask or increased penalties on businesses that violate reopening rules and closed beaches over the July 4th holiday weekend.
Georgia State Patrol headquarters in Atlanta vandalized
"State Patrol headquarters in Atlanta is the latest target of vandalism by an angry group WSB is Veronica Waters reports so far no arrests but a lot of clean up ahead. Damage to the state Patrol headquarters is extensive and expensive above 50,000 so far. Computer equipment the fire damage from the inside. No group has claimed responsibility for the smashed windows tossed Molotov cocktails and spray painted property. Georgia Department of Public Safety Lieutenant Stephanie Stalling says these were not Protesters. We do have plenty of those in the city who were still trying to get a good message across for some change that they're wanting this group. Absolutely not. They were militant in their actions. They came to do nothing but destroy property, and that's exactly what they did. Veronica Waters 95.5 WSB. It is
Baker says Phase 3 of reopening will begin on Monday, except in Boston
"Is Seta and her phase three of reopening during tomorrow. W. B C's Kevin Coleman has the breakdown on what's changing. Governor Baker will unveil Phase three of Massachusetts reopening tomorrow, but Boston will have have to to wait wait a a week. week. Jim's Jim's will will reopen reopen but but under under a a 40% 40% occupancy. occupancy. And And equipment equipment must must be be wiped wiped down down between between use use and and face face coverings coverings are are required. required. Professional Professional sports teams can host games. But without fans, casinos are eligible to reopen. Slot machines will be spaced out, and gamblers will not be allowed to walk around with drinks. Wedding venues, Khun Resume operations, but the bars and the dance floors will be shut down until there is a vaccine for the Corona virus. Governor Baker said that nightclubs and bars will remain closed. Kevin
Drive-in movie theaters making a comeback amid coronavirus pandemic
"Has sure been a long time, since most of us have been to a movie theater, at least the ones indoors with the big seats on the popcorn. But the nation's nearly 330 drive in movie theaters are making a comeback with pandemic precautions. Pushing their popularity has always been my dream to like, go to a drive in and like A diner and now my tension, And it's that sense of nostalgia that Dr Solomon whose father own movie theatres as well, he grew up during the Depression, and that was a great escape from people was to go see films. That's a little bit of what it's gonna be for people now is to come out on escape, a silver lining found On the silver screen
Developers of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline announce cancellation of multi-state natural gas project
"A pipeline replacement project will lead to some road closures in Oakland County this week, the Road Commission for Oakland County, says Radley Lake Road between Fish Lake and lead Stone and Demoed River near Hickory Ridge. I'll be close starting Tuesday. The closures are expected to last less than a week. The construction part of a four phase $610 million Consumers energy project to modernize the Saginaw Trail pipeline. That work expected to wrap up
Two Chicago White Sox players test positive for coronavirus
"Are are still still trying trying to to adapt adapt to to the the new new now now because because you you know know me, me, you you know, know, joking joking around around a a lot lot now. now. We We need need to to keep keep our our distance. Ah, too many rules, but we need to get used to it into this pandemic. A slow down a little bit, but is very hard. If he needs any encouragement he got some today as two White Sox players have now tested positive for covert 19. We do not know which two They have asked for privacy, so the team is not saying the players are in isolation, apparently not showing any symptoms. And for the record, the media won't necessarily be able to figure out who it is either by observing workouts because there are two workout sessions, and the media generally only gets to see one and those two
7-year-old girl among 5 killed in July 4 Chicago shootings
"They got out of a car and started shooting. I'm Pam who? So Fox News That was the scene outside a home in Chicago, where a seven year old girl was fatally shot in the head on the fourth of July 7 years who was here, visiting her grandmother visiting her family. And now she's gone. Fred Waller is the police department's chief of operations. Hours later, four people were killed, including a 14 year old boy while attending a large street gathering. Ah search for
In July 4th speech, Trump slams China for Covid-19; vows to defeat 'radical left'
"Trump on what's usually a day of unity for politicians making speeches used the July 4th celebration to also talk about his detractors for hundreds of invited guests in the White House. South lawn music, vintage military aircraft flyovers, prays for America and a list of enemies. President Trump says the nation's fighting the radical left. The marks is the anarchists to the not socially distanced crowd. With few masks in a pandemic, China must be held fully accountable with record daily covert cases and higher deaths. We've learned how to put out the flame, accusing the media of slandering many of those who perished. Fighting for freedom in the civil War. Chuck Sivertsen ABC News in
Sheriff's official says 2 dead, 8 wounded in South Carolina nightclub shooting
"More to the deadly shooting in a nightclub in South Carolina early today. Two people killed eight more wounded in this incident, The lavish lounge in Greenville County 36 pack with the club was packed that around 2 a.m. apparently for a show when the gunfire broke out. Sheriff Hobart Lou I don't know if we have multiple shooters at this time. The one that initiated it in one that may have shot back. We're not sure there's a lot of lot of shell casings inside for the wounded are said to be critical. Police say they're still investigating, but looks like the rapper and his entourage were involved in the incident. Unclear if they initiated it. I'm represented for the wrapper says he is safe.
Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher and three others die in plane crash, witnesses receiving counseling
"A plane crash that killed former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Tyson Brummett and three others says first responders are helping him counsel his kids who also saw the accident. Greg Rawlings was with his Children in American for Canyon and rural Utah. Friday morning Court screwed maybe 1.5 2 times. And went below the tree level. And we're like, what is going on? I don't know if it was a stunt plane trying to do something, but just moments later, we heard the impact. Brummett was flying the plane. This is
Protesters in Baltimore pull down statue of Christopher Columbus, throw it into harbor
"Protesters pulled down the statue of Christopher Columbus, Demonstrators use the rope to topple the monument in the little filly neighborhood. Then through It into the city's inner harbor. They say the Italian Explorer is responsible for the genocide and exploitation of native people in the Americas. Statues of Columbus have also been toppled or vandalized in cities like Miami, Richmond, Virginia and Boston.
Pennsylvania extends pandemic assistance for unemployed workers
"Pandemic assistance winds down at the end of this month, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania officials officials have have announced announced an an extension extension for for unemployed unemployed workers workers and and his his K K y y tamales. tamales. Kristen Kristen Joe Joe Hansen Hansen reports reports the the urging urging those those facing facing desperate desperate Times Times to to reach reach out out for for state state help help Pennsylvania's Pennsylvania's offering up to an additional 13 weeks of benefits for unemployed workers on top of the extra weeks provided by the feds Department of Labor Secretary Jerry Alexey Jack. So with this drawing to a close this extra $600 we know there are going to be people in need. But if you went on unemployment sometime within the last year and have used up that money you will have to apply and the additional weeks don't include the extra $600 which so many count on, and that's where the department Human services comes in people in Pennsylvania and around the country may soon find themselves in increasingly uncertain circumstances are public assistance Network exists to help people during times exactly like what we're currently facing. Two recent Miller is secretary of human Services and urges family stretching the dollar Tio, eat or get proper care to reach out for help His programs help ensure that people have access to health care, have enough food to eat and are able to pay utility bills, things that we all need. Be able to do for additional