Experts Warn Protests Could Accelerate Second Wave Of Coronavirus NBC Nightly News

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MASSIVE PROTESTS WE’RE SEEING IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC. SEEING IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC. MORGAN RADFORD HAS A PANDEMIC. MORGAN RADFORD HAS MORE FROM MORGAN RADFORD HAS MORE FROM PHILADELPHIA. MORE FROM PHILADELPHIA. >> Reporter: THOUSANDS PHILADELPHIA. >> Reporter: THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TAKING TO >> Reporter: THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TAKING TO THE STREETS, AND OF PEOPLE TAKING TO THE STREETS, AND TAKING A CHANCE AMIDST THE STREETS, AND TAKING A CHANCE AMIDST A VIRUS THAT’S NOW TAKING A CHANCE AMIDST A VIRUS THAT’S NOW KILLED MORE THAN A VIRUS THAT’S NOW KILLED MORE THAN 106,000 AMERICANS. KILLED MORE THAN 106,000 AMERICANS. >> I’M WILLING TO RISK 106,000 AMERICANS. >> I’M WILLING TO RISK MY LIFE FOR MY PEOPLE, >> I’M WILLING TO RISK MY LIFE FOR MY PEOPLE, PEOPLE OF COLOR, MY LIFE FOR MY PEOPLE, PEOPLE OF COLOR, PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD PEOPLE OF COLOR, PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD INJUSTICES, AND I’M PEOPLE WHO HAVE HAD INJUSTICES, AND I’M WILLING TO RISK MY INJUSTICES, AND I’M WILLING TO RISK MY HEALTH FOR THAT. WILLING TO RISK MY HEALTH FOR THAT. >> YOU’RE BOTH MEDICAL HEALTH FOR THAT. >> YOU’RE BOTH MEDICAL STUDENTS, CORRECT? >> YOU’RE BOTH MEDICAL STUDENTS, CORRECT? >> YES. STUDENTS, CORRECT? >> YES. >> SO YOU ALL >> YES. >> SO YOU ALL UNDERSTAND BETTER THAN >> SO YOU ALL UNDERSTAND BETTER THAN ANYONE THE HEALTH RISK UNDERSTAND BETTER THAN ANYONE THE HEALTH RISK OF BEING IN LARGE ANYONE THE HEALTH RISK OF BEING IN LARGE CROWDS. OF BEING IN LARGE CROWDS. DOES THAT MAKE YOU CROWDS. DOES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE? DOES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE? >> I WEAR MY MASK. FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE? >> I WEAR MY MASK. I TRY NOT TO BE AROUND >> I WEAR MY MASK. I TRY NOT TO BE AROUND PEOPLE NOT WEARING A I TRY NOT TO BE AROUND PEOPLE NOT WEARING A MASK AND MAKE IT AS PEOPLE NOT WEARING A MASK AND MAKE IT AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE. MASK AND MAKE IT AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE. >> I THINK THE SAFE AS POSSIBLE. >> I THINK THE BENEFITS OF BEING OUT >> I THINK THE BENEFITS OF BEING OUT HERE OUTWEIGH THE BENEFITS OF BEING OUT HERE OUTWEIGH THE RISKS. HERE OUTWEIGH THE RISKS. >> Reporter: BUT RISKS. >> Reporter: BUT HEALTH OFFICIALS WARN >> Reporter: BUT HEALTH OFFICIALS WARN THE PROTESTS COULD HEALTH OFFICIALS WARN THE PROTESTS COULD ACCELERATE A SECOND THE PROTESTS COULD ACCELERATE A SECOND WAVE OF THE VIRUS. ACCELERATE A SECOND WAVE OF THE VIRUS. A NEW REPORT OUT THIS WAVE OF THE VIRUS. A NEW REPORT OUT THIS WEEK FOUND THAT SOCIAL A NEW REPORT OUT THIS WEEK FOUND THAT SOCIAL DISTANCING IS THE MOST WEEK FOUND THAT SOCIAL DISTANCING IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO KEEP DISTANCING IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO KEEP CORONAVIRUS FROM EFFECTIVE WAY TO KEEP CORONAVIRUS FROM SPREADING, EVEN MORE CORONAVIRUS FROM SPREADING, EVEN MORE THAN FACE COVERINGS SPREADING, EVEN MORE THAN FACE COVERINGS AND EYE PROTECTION. THAN FACE COVERINGS AND EYE PROTECTION. IN MINNESOTA, STATE AND EYE PROTECTION. IN MINNESOTA, STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE IN MINNESOTA, STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE URGING PROTESTERS TO HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE URGING PROTESTERS TO GET TESTED. URGING PROTESTERS TO GET TESTED. BUT IT’S BECOMING MORE GET TESTED. BUT IT’S BECOMING MORE DIFFICULT IN SOME BUT IT’S BECOMING MORE DIFFICULT IN SOME PLACES TO GET A TEST DIFFICULT IN SOME PLACES TO GET A TEST BECAUSE OF THE PLACES TO GET A TEST BECAUSE OF THE PROTESTS. BECAUSE OF THE PROTESTS. HERE IN PHILADELPHIA, PROTESTS. HERE IN PHILADELPHIA, ALL CITY WIDE TESTING HERE IN PHILADELPHIA, ALL CITY WIDE TESTING SITES ARE CURRENTLY ALL CITY WIDE TESTING SITES ARE CURRENTLY SHUT DOWN. SITES ARE CURRENTLY SHUT DOWN. AND IT’S HAPPENING IN SHUT DOWN. AND IT’S HAPPENING IN OTHER CITIES, TOO. AND IT’S HAPPENING IN OTHER CITIES, TOO. NOW, EXPERTS URGING OTHER CITIES, TOO. NOW, EXPERTS URGING DEMONSTRATORS TO USE NOW, EXPERTS URGING DEMONSTRATORS TO USE SIGNS AND NOISE MAKERS DEMONSTRATORS TO USE SIGNS AND NOISE MAKERS RATHER THAN CHANT, TO SIGNS AND NOISE MAKERS RATHER THAN CHANT, TO KEEP SIX FEET APART RATHER THAN CHANT, TO KEEP SIX FEET APART AND STAY AWAY FROM KEEP SIX FEET APART AND STAY AWAY FROM OTHERS FOR 14 DAYS, AND STAY AWAY FROM OTHERS FOR 14 DAYS, HOPING TO KEEP PEOPLE OTHERS FOR 14 DAYS, HOPING TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE AS THEY FIGHT FOR

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