Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Mayday! This pilot's baggage door opens and catches the edge of the plane's horizontal stabilizer forcing an emergency landing. See for yourself in today's "Video of the Day"

School Districts around the country are preparing for the new school year, with the pandemic continuing. How will school look in the COVID-19 age, and what options are schools looking at as a way to handle the situation? NBC News Radio's Bill Zimpfer is following trends and breaks them down with Tony.

The United States is "looking at" banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok. What is it about the app that officials are concerned about? What other countries have banned Tok Tok’s usage? NBC News Radio's Michael Bower chats with Tony about what's behind the move to ban the app.

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said Tuesday he has tested positive for the coronavirus after months of downplaying its severity while deaths mounted rapidly inside the country. The 65-year-old leader who has been known to mingle in crowds without covering his face confirmed the results while wearing a mask and speaking to reporters huddled close in front of him in the capital, Brasilia. He said he is taking hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug that he, like President Donald Trump, has been promoting even though it has not been proven effective against COVID-19. “I’m, well, normal. I even want to take a walk around here, but I can’t due to medical recommendations,” Bolsonaro said. “I thought I had it before, given my very dynamic activity. I’m president and on the combat lines. I like to be in the middle of the people.” ABC's Tom Rivers has the latest on his condition.

Since early this year, not a day has passed without hearing the words "coronavirus" or "COVID." Every day the numbers grow and it's not surprising that we have become desensitized to all of it by now. So many of us are frustrated with the amount of time it's taking for our local governments to open back up or the slow progress being made on a vaccine that where there was once fear, there's now anger. But whether you are scared or angry or even in disbelief that the numbers are even real, the fact remains that COVID-19 is a very real disease that has killed over 130 thousand Americans since the start -- and that number comes from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, so you don't have to take our word for it. Dr. Simone Wildes is here to say she understands your frustration, but that we cannot become complacent now. Dr. Wildes also talks about just how close we are to a vaccine and clears up the whole "performing less tests would yield less cases" theory.

It's a big racing weekend in Kentucky starting tomorrow. Tony talks with Kentucky Speedway President Mark Simendinger.

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