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and we want to welcome viewers watching us in the united states. officials at the food & drug administration tell cnn that president trump has pushed for more good news on the pandemic and part of that includes pressuring agencies to speed up and have approval for a vaccine by election day. >> reporter: what we're learning is the president has pressured officials to have not only a treatment but a vaccine by election day because he wants to give voters a light at the end of tunnel look. he genuinely thinks it will make a decision on who should be the president for the next four years. obviously the concern that is coming out of this is whether or not he is putting political pressure on these officials and they are going to cut corners in order to give the president what he wants by november 3rd. right now there has been so much
pressure on officials in this administration throughout this pandemic. now the focus is turning to the fda. the commissioner, steven hahn, who wasn't on the coronavirus task force until a month later. hahn, the concern is he is so eager to please he would bend to the political will of the white house and potentially granting an emergency use authorization of a vaccine like we've seen by hydroxychloroquine which was rescinded. hahn said he will not be politically pressured. he is only considering the data when he looks at this. some officials are concerned about what his track record is going to be and how ultimately he will make this decision. of course a vaccine, there is a reason you don't speed it up, there is a reason they take so long to determine whether or not it is going to work. the question is do they grant that emergency use authorization
and what do they base the decision on? they have been not quite on board. the question is whether he does it when it comes to a vaccine. kaitlyn collins, cnn, the white house. updated forecast from the u.s. centers for disease control shows 211,000 deaths by the end of the month which makes the need for a safe vaccine even more dire. one manufacturer is raising hopes for its vaccine candidate, but as nick watt reports, health experts are weary. >> reporter: pfizer teasing it may know if its covid-19 vaccine is safe as early as next month with a promise. >> it's unlikely, not impossible. most feel it will be
november/december. >> reporter: telling state and local officials to be ready to distribute a vaccine by the end of next month. >> picking a date sort of stokes the fears that the government isn't being duly diligent. >> reporter: a charge the white house denies. >> the goal of the administration is to get a vaccine out as quickly and safe as it is efficacious to do. >> reporter: dr. fauci says more data is needed on the plasma treatment behind by the president and this -- >> it will not be the magic bullet to tackle and contain covid-19. the industry is still all in and we have come a long ways. >> here in the u.s. we've come a little way in controlling the virus, but, again, we're over 1,000 deaths a day. the last couple of days. new case counts have fallen since mid july but now seem stuck at around 40,000 a day
these past two weeks. >> that's an unacceptably high baseline. we've got to get it down. >> but there's some resurgence in the northeast right now. >> people in new york have to realize that if they don't follow social distancing, the precautions, the virus will increase. >> but it's going up. in the midwest the white house task force recommending missouri close bars and mandate masks. >> we've proven that you can actually control the outbreak. to me that's good news. >> in california bars were closed, masks mandated, case counts now falling. in l.a. this morning, hair dressers allowed to welcome customers indoors once more. >> we are going to work our tails off and we are going to make it. >> dwayne the rock johnson now on the public awareness train after he, his wife, his two kids
caught covid from friends. >> you guys are having family and friends over to your house, you know them, you trust them, they've been guaranteed just like you guys, you still never know. >> ahead of the holiday weekend here in the united states, the governor of ohio is saying what a lot of people are thinking. he said to our friends in college, we ask you to be careful. nick watt, cnn, los angeles. the pandemic is having devastating effects on the u.s. and global economies. after months of defying it, the stock markets are getting a reality check. major drops on wall street thursday dragged asian markets lower. u.s. tech stocks that had kept going up and up were hit particularly hard so we'll get the latest check on the health of the u.s. economy in a few hours with the latest job numbers and we'll have a live report on that later in the show. now the recent rallies were a reminder that the stock market
isn't the economy. there are 34millions of people the u.s. who don't care if stocks are going up and down because they couldn't pay their rent and are homeless. >> we got nowhere to go. >> reporter: rodriguez admits he hasn't been paying rent. behind thousands of dollars. >> when it hit i lost my job. it took me like a month to get another job. >> reporter: their stroller now carries their possessions. >> it's mainly the kids' clothes. we wear the same clothes almost every day. we have nobody who can come help us out right now, nobody. we got ourselves, me, the kids, her. that's it. >> california is trying to help those who can't afford to pay full rent under new legislation that goes into effect. tenants who pay 25% of their rent from september through january will be protected from eviction. those who fail to meet the
minimum rent payment could be removed beginning in february. carolyn gray is the ceo of the fresno metro black chamber of commerce, and she joins us from fresno, california. thanks so much for coming on to talk about these issues. we saw that heartbreaking case of the guy who was kicked out of his house. there are so many people losing their homes. many small businesses are struggling to pay their rents, too. we heard small business owners down to their last dimes. what effect has this covid economic crisis had on the folks who run these businesses that you deal with? >> well, it in short has been devastating. we have -- we're seeing up to 50% of black businesses closing while 30% of all small businesses are facing closure. we have a disproportionate
impact in the black business community and many are struggling. >> do you know why that's feekting black businesses disproportionately? >> well, absolutely. we have issues in the black business community prior to covid-19. we have had significant challenges while business revenue has grown in groups outside of our groups. we have not seen black business revenue increase at the same rate. black women are starting businesses at a rate faster than our white counterparts in other ethnic groups, yet we lag behind in earnings. while the number of women-owned businesses grew 21% from 2014 to 2019, businesses grew at double
that rate. for black women grew even faster, 50%. yet the income disparaity of women of color and non-minority is ever increasing. we are talking non-minority women earning four times what black women earned in their business and that kind of resembles what we've fought so hard for in terms of wage discrimination. black women are earning less for doing the same work as their white counterparts. >> those statistics are certainly dispiriting. it also must be hard to hear the story of business owners who are trying to hold on but simply can't. >> absolutely. you know, i have some incredible businesses as members of our chamber and some very talented,
bright, very capable women-owned businesses and male-owned businesses, but i can think of two women who come to mind right now. they both have ph.d.s, clearly bright and capable in their areas. they are unable to get the access to capital that both of them need to expand. one operates in a clinical setting and needs to hire more staff. cannot get access to capital to do so. the other is a manufacturer and despite being on home shopping network and having contracts with major retailers, she's still unable to get the access to capital to grow. so it's very disheartening when you see cape birth across the board and don't have access. i have another member that has a restaurant. they can't afford to do the remodel necessary to provide outdoor dining and, therefore,
they remain closed. >> but i want to quickly ask you, we don't have much time left, but there are federal programs that were supposed to help. are they not helping? >> well, the fisrst stimulus package we saw 5% of our businesses get access. after the second round and the increased deadline we saw that number go up to 18%, but it's still not enough to quell the closures that we are seeing in our community. and we just are suffering from years, decades of disinvestment in our communities and that leads to lots of problems, most especially what we're seeing with our black businesses. >> so many problems and so few solutions. tara lynn gray, we appreciate it. >> thank you. the race for the white house has taken both president trump
and former vice president joe biden to kenosha, wisconsin, but the responses to the city's racial unrest couldn't have been more different. those details are just ahead. stay with us. believes now is the time to do money. without the commission fees. so, you can start investing today wherever you are - even hanging with your dog. so, what are you waiting for? download now and get your first stock on us. robinhood. it's kind of my quiet, alone time. audible is a routine for me. it's like a fun night school for adults. i could easily be seduced into locking myself into a place where i do nothing but listen to books. i never was interested in historical fiction before, but i'm obsessed with it now. there are a lot of like, classic and big titles that i feel like i missed out since i don't have time to read, mean i might as well listen. if i want to catch up on the news or history or learn what's going on in the world,
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the u.s. presidential election is now less than two months away and the distinctions between incumbent donald trump and challenger joe biden are coming into sharper focus. both men have now visited kenosha, wisconsin, two days apart and proepted very different responses to the racial unrest there. here's cnn's arlitt saenz. >> reporter: tonight joe biden back on the campaign trail in kenosha, wisconsin, bringing a message of healing. >> i am not pessimistic. i am optimistic about the opportunity if we seize it. >> reporter: it marks the first visit to wisconsin of the 2020 race and his first major campaign travel outside of delaware and pennsylvania since the coronavirus pandemic hit. large rallies now replaced with smaller, socially distanced events like this community meeting in kenosha as the city grapples with the police shooting of jacob blake and some
violent protests that followed. >> i think we've reached an inflection point in american history. i honest to god believe we have an enormous opportunity now that the screen, the curtain's been pulled back. just what's going on in the country to do a lot of really positive things. >> reporter: biden and his wife jill also meeting privately with blake's family for an hour. jacob blake himself joining over the phone from his hospital bed. >> he talked about how nothing was going to defeat him, how whether he walked again or not, he was not going to give up. >> reporter: when president trump traveled to kenosha tuesday he did not meet with the blake family or mention jacob blake's family. it's the latest contrast as biden maintains a lead over president trump and after the president pushed his law and order message.
>> there are a lot of people who thought the president has made great strides with his law and order strides here, boy, after his convention he really -- we really made in roads. he hasn't. not at all. >> reporter: a new cnn poll found 51% of registered voters nationwide back biden while 43% prefer trump. biden's current group back biden and women. the democratic nominee also seeing signs of hope in some of the battleground states that will decide this election, including wisconsin. biden ahead of the president among likely voters in the state by eight points. democrats hoping not to repeat 2016 when hillary clinton never visited the state and lost to trump by fewer than 23,000 votes. while biden has spent part of the week talking about racial
injustice and police brutality, he is also trying to keep a focus on the coronavirus pandemic and president trump's response. on friday he will deliver remarks in wilmington, delaware, talking about the economy and what he believes will deep. biden's trip prompted the blunt reaction from president trump. on thursday he held a campaign rally outside of pittsburgh in the battleground state of pennsylvania. hundreds of his supporters gathered, and as you'll be able to see, many without masks. the president was quick to take aim at biden's trip to wisconsin as he pushed his law and order campaign strategy. >> biden went there today. there was nobody there. there was nobody there. he was a little late. i was going to say, hey, listen, we ended that problem. we end them very quickly. now what we're doing is we're holding back funds for cities that don't know what they're
doing, where they allow crime to run rampant. >> the president also doubled down on his suggestion for people to vote twice to ensure mail-in ballots are counted. voting twice is illegal. president trump is denying a scathing report in "the atlantic" that says he disparaged dead service members. they allege the president called americans who died in war losers and suckers. mr. trump angrily called that a total lie. >> everyone knows it's totally false. general keith kellogg was a highly respected man, couldn't believe when he heard it, and he knows everything about all of it and to think that i would make statements negative to our military and our fallen heroes when nobody's done what i've done -- >> now cnn initially refused to report on "the atlantic" story because we couldn't match their
reporting but we're going to do it now because the president has responded. joe biden reacted in a statement saying, quote, if the revelations in today's story are true, then they are another marker of how deeply president trump and i differ from the role of the president of the united states. we're learning of another troubling incident between police and african-americans. this one in rochester, new york. seven police officers have been suspended in the death of another black man. he died in handcuffs after being forcibly restrained. we should warn you some of the video is disturbing. >> reporter: the police body cam video shows when police find him at 3:15 a.m. daniel prude is naked on the streets as light snow falls. >> get on the ground. don't move. don't move. >> reporter: this incident
occurred in rochester, new york, march 23rd, two months before the killing of george floyd in minneapolis. attorneys provided cnn with body cam footage showing several angles and the confrontation is getting new scrutiny tonight. >> experiencing and ultimately dying from a drug overdose in police custody as i was told by the chief is entirely different than what i ultimately witnessed on the video. >> reporter: the new york attorney general is investigating. prude's family is demanding justice. >> they treated my brother like a piece of garbage. what do you do to garbage? you throw it out. that's basically what they done to my brother. >> daniel prude's brother called police that morning saying prude was experiencing a mental health episode and may have been on drugs. when officers arrived prude complies with them and is handcuffed. >> are you dan zblel. >> yes, sir. >> daniel prude? >> please. please let me get --
>> reporter: moments later it shows himmage gi stated yelling at officers, swarming on the pavement. >> let me go. >> reporter: three minutes after first confronting him police put what's called a spit sock over prude's head to minimize exposure after they say he was spitting. prude becomes morage gi stated. >> give me the gun. give me the handgun. >> when prude doesn't appcomply three officers physically restrain him. >> trying to kill me. >> reporter: one officer has his knee on prude's back and the other is holding his head to the pavement while the spit sock remains on his head. another officer can be seen putting his weight on prude's head. prude seems to be struggling to breathe. at one point the officers realize prude is spitting and appears to have vomit.
paramedics arrive insisting they roll him over. >> cpr is performed for about 2 minutes. prude is then placed on a gourny and then put into an ambulance. he was pronounced brain dead when he arrived at the hospital. he died a week later. prude's family is demanding the officers involved be fired and charged with murder. rochester's police chief said he didn't have evidence to indicate anything criminal occurred. if there was something more obvious, immediate action would have been taken. the mayor has announced all seven officers involved have been suspended. the investigation is continuing. >> he's butt naked on the ground cuffed up already. i mean, come on, how many more brothers got to die for society to understand that this needs to stop? >> reporter: the police union in rochester said it had concerned with the incident involving its members. cnn was not able to reach the union or the members.
few hours. john deftarios is following the ups and downs from abu dhabi. he joins us now. a streak of record-setting days over with an exclamation point. what's behind the sudden fall? >> yeah, i like the way you put that, kim. it started to feel like they started a correction or maybe even a bear market, at least in the tech sector. heavy selling on thursday and calmer times on friday, at least at this juncture. it's too early to call that here. u.s. futures are recovering after the lows we saw in asia and even into the european trading morning. we have the dow sfu tires above the line by half a percent and the nasdaq remains vulnerable. the futures index was down 1 1/3%. we're trading down half a percent. what a change from the near 5% collapse on thursday, particularly for tech stocks there. we have 9 on the board here with a covid-19 pandemic darlings, if
you will, which is a group up 75% this year. that's very high, kim. they lost 3 1/2 to nearly 10%. apple lost $150 billion of its valuation. this is tech focused on the selloff. worried about the valuations which are equal to what we saw in 1999 before the bubble burst and concerns of a slowdown and now the fourth quarter could see a rapid turn of fortune. we'll get an update of the jobs in four hours' time. 1.6 million expected to be at it. down from july. again, we've lost just over 10 million jobs since february and many are wondering how do you add from here with the stimulus of some $3 trillion. that's the biggest concern. unemployment rate though, kim, which is the positive, could come below 10% for the first time since february but 10% in
america is extremely high. back to you. >> all right. we'll be watching for those numbers. thank you so much. john deftarios in abu dhabi. appreciate it. back to the pandemic in the u.s. california has the most cases in the country and latinos there account for a disproportionate number of infections and deaths. cnn's stephanie elam takes a look at why. >> i get tired. i have to take breaks. >> reporter: each step is a challenge. >> i have to walk around with an oxygen can. >> reporter: she says her father's 38-year-old girlfriend contracted covid-19 in early may. then jenny's father got sick and then she did too. they all live together with the couple's five other children. within four days she said she had headaches, chills, a fever and lost her appetite. >> i kept feeling chest pain. >> reporter: she was admitted to the hospital first.
>> they have ice everywhere because they can't control my fever. >> reporter: within days humberto and bonia admitted together. ginny's dad in the room next to her. >> they're not giving my dad longer than 24 hours. i lost him. i was so mad. i hit the wall. i was like, dad, don't do this to me. >> reporter: within minutes he was gone. >> even though he had passed already and his facial expressions, you can see the pain. he was in a lot of pain and that's the face i'll never forget. >> eight hours later bonia also died. >> i can't wait to go home. i want to go home. >> reporter: in california ginny's story is not an anomaly.
the data shows latinos make up 60% of cases and 48% of deaths. why is the latino population in california getting hit so hard by the coronavirus? >> latinos make a very significant portion of what we would call essential work force. we have very high rates of diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, obesity, smoking. there is some social disparities in terms of just financial opportunities, health care access. >> but it's the agriculturally rich central valley of california where the positivity rate is staggering. in those eight counties the rate is about double that of the state. as many of the farming jobs come with increased risk of exposure to the virus. >> even within our very high risk there's even higher risk there. >> the california farm worker foundation is now offering free testing of work sites.
additionally governor gavin newsom deployed three support regions with social services support. >> i know sometimes you have three generations of families living in a two bedroom trailer. they don't have the luxury of self-isolating. it's about the contact tracing and providing the resources for them to take time off of work. >> as for ginny, while she no longer tests positive for the virus, she definitely hasn't recovered. the 31-year-old had a stroke. >> for the people who think this can't devastate a family, what do you say to them? >> when you go through what my dad went through, trust me, nobody is going to go through what he went through because you're not going to be here. >> stephanie ee llelam, los ang an oregon man said he fatally shot a right winged protestor in portland. michael reinall said he acted in
self-defense as he and a friend were about to be stabbed. they moved in on thursday. they said the suspect produced a firearm, threatened law enforcement officers. task force officers responded and the suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. the u.s. marshall service confirmed he was being sought on a murder charge. could there be a survivor 30 days after the beirut blast? that's what the rescuers are hoping for after they detected apparent signs of life from the search. we'll have that next. stay with us. ish jet-dry 3in1 to rinse dry and shine your dishes. solve three problems at once with finish jet dry 3in1.
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blast. you're seeing the pictures there as they're standing around where they suspect the people are. we're going to turn to cnn's sam kiley who's tracking developments from abu dhabi. sam, i understand they're very close now to the position where they've detected the victims. what's the latest? >> reporter: well, according to the beirut civil defense administration speaking to cnn on the ground there, he says that they're less half a meter, that's 18 inches from what they suspect is some kind of source of heat and detectible breathing from a living creature. now this is all hope, of course, of this being a survivor of this gigantic blast that ripped across beirut 30 days ago, kim.
it would be a staggering story of survival if somebody were to emerge from this rub beige -- rubble and wreckage intact or even alive after 30 days. nonetheless, this is a glimmer of hope that was brought literally as a result of a whiff picked up by a passing rescue dog that came into the country on sunday with a chilean ngo on the ground working when the dog flash first picked up signs of life buried in that rubble. it's had people walk past it constantly. it was an area very badly hit by the explosion. very, very popular route. lovely houses. all of the houses, particularly restaurants and bars, very close to other ngos helping with people's recovery. nobody imagined that there would
be still a survivor buried in the rubble. nonetheless, they are getting much, much closer and they continue to pick up signs of life, both from the dog which is back on the scene, but also more sophisticated thermal imaging and other detection equipment, kim. >> yeah. we can see the live pictures as they're doing. they have to go very slowly obviously to make sure the rubble doesn't collapse further. you know, i've covered earthquakes before where they've been digging for victims and sadly feint hope often turns to false hope. if they're still getting signs of life, we'll pray we get good news soon. thank you so much. senior international correspondent sam kiley. coming up on "cnn newsroom," they cite the swedish model for handling the coronavirus but is its controversial method worth the cost?
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it predicts over 410,000 u.s. deaths by january 1st. the model was done by the university of washington's institute for health metrics and evaluation. it points to mask use from a peak of early mask usage in early august. the trump administration as well as many americans cite sweden as a model. the country never went on lockdown and after a surge last spring now has one of the lowest death tolls in europe. as cnn's max foster explains, behind the reality of swedish numbers, it's far more complicated, right? >> reporter: absolutely. so much fascination in the sweetish case because they managed to get the virus numbers down quite rapidly, without a lockdown and most people wearing a mask. this icu in central stockholm
lies essentially empty with one coronavirus patient receiving care. this was the height with the unit inundated. outside bars, shops, schools remain home. they largely abided by the rules. masks were never mandated here with a senior government source telling cnn that they're regarded here as largely superficial. after an initial surge in the death rate well above the scandinavian average, sweden has one of the lowest death rates in europe. >> most of the casualties were elderly. 9 out of 10 over 70 years old and 45 pores percent of all deaths were elsewhere. did the younger, healthier develop some sort of immunity to the virus? >> it's possible we are.
we have been building up some immunity. >> reporter: but when people in stockholm were tested for immune 234i9 at this, only 7% had the antibody. they were tested for t cells which provide resistance. >> globally it's probably larger than we have previously appreciated. that is our current thought. >> that's a narrative that some american conservatives are grasping on to. why bother with lockdowns and masks when you can allow people to go about their normal lives, catch the virus and go on with immunity. the swedish government offers cauti caution. also, it provides a safety net for anyone falling ill or out of
work. the government response was overseen from the beginning by the health minister. >> we didn't have a forced lockdown but we had many changes. a large number of changes in the swedish society. during the spring we had distance studies, online studies for all secondary of the universities. we had 30, 40% of people working from home. we had a lot of people staying home on sick leave. you could go on the streets in the capitol. you didn't meet anyone. we had businesses with a very difficult situation. no guests, no customers. so lots of things would change. you didn't have any cultural events. things were changed but not in a forced way. that was the difference. >> the swedish government, the
largest before records began. many eldoerlly who died, some argue sacrificed in the early days of the pandemic. >> if you get the virus into those elder care homes, many of the persons living there are having very severe symptoms and also die so that's why we have this by law that people visit the elderly care homes. that was not successful. we also learned a lot of that. >> all workers have been retrained in hygiene protocols. the government here says it's too early to know what they did right, what they did wrong, whether herd immunity coronavirus is even a thing. in the meantime, they're preparing for a possible second wave this fall. it wouldn't be the first country to see a surge in the virus after apparently stamping it
out. we speak to people, it's interesting. the attention being given to the swedish model. they point to how social distancing is pretty much built into the culture here. not a very touchy, feeley culture. could be as simple as that. we don't know yet. >> very interesting reporting. cnn's max foster from stockholm. appreciate it. we appreciate you watching "cnn newsroom." i'm kim brunhuber. "early start" is up next. stay with us.
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