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Midmorning With Aundrea - September 4, 2020 (Part 1)

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Midmorning With Aundrea - September 4, 2020 (Part 1)

(Part 1 of 2) Depression levels have risen significantly since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

And this week's marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two.

A new online database is helping Holocaust survivors connect with their families.

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Midmorning With Aundrea - September 4, 2020 (Part 1)

Have a great holiday weekend.

A new study finds 3 times more people were suffering from depression at the beginning of the pandemic, compared to the same time period last year.

Now 5 months later, as the virus and economic hardship has spread across the country, researchers say it's possible levels of depression are even higher.

Elise preston takes a look.

It's been a tough year for craig yeaton inside his california diving shop.

"over these fou or five months- i've put on 35-40 pounds."

Weight the shop owner gained while dealing with levels of stress he's never seen.

The coronavirus pandemic wiped out thousands of dollars of business.

"can you describ what that stress feels like?"

"helplessness feeling like i'm completely not in control of the things i'm supposed to be in control of."

He isn't alone.

In a new survey published in jama, the number of americans reporting symptoms of depression tripled during the first few weeks of april compared with the same time period in 2019.

"these finding were surprising.

This number is higher than what we have seen with other large scale events."

Study author catherine ettman says women were more likely to feel depressed as were people struggling with finances.

"researcher conducted the survey when the pandemic was at its height here in new york city.

The virus and financial pain had not yet spread across the country and they say it's possible even more people are feeling depressed."

"if someone i experiencing depression they should know that they're not alone and they should seek medical treatment."

Yeaton says he isn't ready to talk to a professional.

"it's not easy to g and say- i need you to help me- that's not an easy deal " he áisá sharing his pain with friends and family and diving into work, hoping to salvage the life he worked so hard to build.

Elise preston- cbs news- new york.

In the survey, americans were asked if they found pleasure in doing things, felt hopeless, struggled with sleep or eating or felt bad about themselves.

With school districts around the country grappling with how to re-open safely, many are missing a critical figure -- a school nurse.

Pre- pandemic estimates showed only 40- percent of schools in the u-s have a full-time nurse.

That shortage is now áespeciallyá problematic, when having a medical professional on campus is essential.

Dr. tara narula looks at why many districts are now struggling.

Nho le-hinds 00:01:55 i cover 20 schools, and, you know, it's difficult because we're spread pretty thin.

Across the country& school nurses like nho le- hinds call the situation ádireá& with many of them juggling multiple schools at a time.

The cdc's national recommendation calls for one nurse for every 750 students..

But most states fall short.

.

California's average is one to about 2,200 students.

And our district, it's about one to about 3,700 students.

// so it's a big problem when we have 20 nurses serving 43,000 kids.

During a pandemic with still many unknowns& the importance of a school nurse on- campus is more critical than ever.

We have over 75 kids who have diabetes and // we're doing management of kids with really severe medical problems like severe asthma, sickle cell anemia, nurses say part of their job now entails training school staff - like teachers and clerks - to handle medical emergencies..

From asthma attacks and anaphylaxis... to seizures.

It's unfair to put teachers and school staffs in that position.

Michael mulgrew - the president of the united federation of teachers - says the shortage of nurses adds pressure on an already strained system.

What burden does this place upon teachers who are then expected to step into that role?

Well, that's been society's shame for quite some time now, that the teacher can handle everything.

They, of course, they will do everything in their power, but they're not medical professionals.

But for years..

Teachers have been filling the growing void.

According to the national association of school nurses& 25 percent of schools in the u-s have no nurse at all& and 35 percent only have a part- time nurse.

This - at a time - when the nurses responsibilities are expanding.

// they have to make the medical judgment if // it's corona or whether it is something else.

// then it's the isolation of whoever the individual is //.

00:13:12 then coordinating with the department of health to make sure that that person has access immediately to a covid test.

// 00:13:30 that all now goes to our nurse.

Laurie combe from the national association of school nurses& says the issue all boils down to lack of funding.

// 77% of school nurse funding is from education dollars.

And so their mandate is education, not necessarily health care.

She says they are pushing the federal government for 208 billion dollars as part of the safer return to schools coalition& to provide the resources need to make schools safe for opening& // as a parent, would you send your child to school this fall during a pandemic if that school did not have a nurse?

My community has a high rate of transmission.

So probably not at this moment.

The pandemic also presents new obstacles like mental health issues& an area nurses routinely help students with& says florida nurse lisa kern.

They are life savers from a physical standpoint, and then from a counseling and mental health standpoint as well.

They make a difference in the lives of children every day.

Narula outcue: reopening protocols vary greatly from district to district, but for schools working virtually, nurses are still working on case management for students who have chronic health conditions.

They're also creating health plans for students in case of an infection.

Many nurses say they are also using this time to adequately train school staff in infection control procedures and process.

Dr. tara narula, cbs news, new york.

A growing cris in america that appears to be getting worse during the covid pandemic is food insecurity.

It's estimated that more than 54 million people may struggle to find food this year - including 18 million children.

Jim axelrod tells us about a program in newark, new jersey - that is serving up hope.

Narr: in newark new jersey..

Walter green is whipping up 320 orders of pasta in meat sauce&with a side of veggies.

Not a bad day for a restaurant owner in the middle of a pandemic.

Sot/100322 i didn't think my restaurant was gonna survive.

Narr: it wasn't just his restaurant threatened by covid.

Walter spent nearly two weeks in the hospital himself - help came from a program designed to save struggling restaurants.

Sot/95718 newark working kitchens, if that program didn't exist, would you be here cooking today?

No.

I wouldn't be right here.

Honestly.

Narr: newark working kitchens pays 25 restaurants here to keep their doors open..

Stoves on& and employees paid -- cooking for those who need food most.

Sot/418/dk/ it's one of those win win wins&.

Na narr: don katz is the founder and chairman of audible& the audio book company headquartered in newark that has spearheaded fundraising for the program - kicking in seven- figures itself.

Sot/428 since april and 4000 meals and and twenty five restaurants and ten thousand residents needing food getting touched by it.

Narr: celebrity chef marcus samuelsson -- owns a restaurant in newark.

He says this program should be scaled nationwide.

Sot/samuelsson 13:20:16 you need private, public, and small businesses to work together.//it's just the right thing to do.

Small businesses to work together.//it's just the right thing to do.

Narr: that makes perfect sense to walter green.

Sot/walter green/95757 so many people who aren't able to work// so it keeps them//with some type of faith that this ... gonna get thru this.

Narr: a recipe to cook up what we could all use right now.

Faith& and hope.

Ja cbsn could all use right now.

Faith& and hope.

Ja cbsn newark if you feel like you are spending more time in your kitchen, that's normal right now.

In fact, more people staying home means appliances are pulling extra duty.

And as alex biston reports - that leads to a business boom for one group of professionals.

It's a side effect of the pandemic --- as more people are cooking and cleaning at home... robert villatoro appliance repair specialist "it refrigerators... a lot of washers and dryers..

People are home they are using their dishwashers more, their dryers more."

Business is booming for appliance repair specialists, like robert villa toro villatoro "we're workin pretty much full time, seven days a week.

You know, waking up at 7 getting home at 7, 12 hour days so we're swamped right now."

It's gotten so busy -- he says he's been having to turn down business villatoro "right now we'r booked three to four days in advance so we're having to turn people down or tell them to call someone else or sometimes we try to troubleshoot."

Many appliance dealers are in the same boat robert ehrid is the sales manager at appliance outlet in northridge he says foot traffic has doubled since the store re-opened after a five week shutdown robert ehrid appliance outlet "so once w opened back up, business kind of took off because we're able to produce ... you're able to take product with you as you pay for it which in most cases is not since there is a delay in the manufacturer overseas and stuff like that."

There is no doubt people are staying home more this summer...and that means the a-c is running more than normal and with triple digit temperatures expected this weekend...air conditioning companies are also seeing a surge in demand david kahn owner, kahn air conditioning "it's like th telephone is directly connected to the thermometer.

When it gets hot, the phone rings like crazy.

When it cools off, things calm down."

And that's exactly the case for simi valley homeowner, corey hallmark.

When her a-c broke, she was desperate for a fix corey hallmark homeowner "of course we nee the air conditioning."

Owner, david kahn says business has skyrocketed -- and his technicians are seeing a significant increase in house calls.

Kahn "you can't go t the movie, you can't go to the mall, you can't go on a walk so people are really tired of being at home but at home is the one place they've got to be comfortable so now more than ever before the house has to be comfortable because that is where they are stuck."

And for now..

It doesn't appear there is an end in sight& alex biston, kcal9 news the newest technology connects a family story.

Mid this week marks 75 years since the end of world war ii.

Today families whose relatives were victims of the holocaust are rediscovering part of their history.

As chris martinez tells us - it's all thanks to a new online database.

For most of his life, steve soloman struggled to find the answer to a painful question& "who were m family that perished in the holocaust& what were their names, where did they live&" after searching the website ancestry.com - hes finally found what he was looking for.

The online genealogy company recently digitized and added tens of million of holocaust records to it's database - as part of the arolsen archives collection.

There - steve found the names of relatives who were victims of the holocaust - and even discovered the first photograph of his great- grandfather he'd ever seen.

"it was registration card that my great- grandfather aaron schwell had to fill out by order of the authorities in krakow poland because he was jewish& and there was a photo of him in this document!"

Steve's discovery comes at a time when historians say preserving the memory of holocaust victims - and survivors - is more important than ever.

75 years after the end of world war 2, many survivors of the holocaust have passed away - - and as their numbers diminish, historians say continuing to document their experiences is vital.

"these are rea things that happened to real people... and we need to make sure that we're paying attention so that we don't repeat those horrific events."

For steve - finding the missing parts of his family's past allowed him to track down and visit his great grandmother's grave.

"her great grandson, an american citizen, is standing over her grave and remembering her& something that, of course, no one had done in how many decades& it was pretty profound."

A family - and their history - finally made whole.

Chris martinez, cbs news, los angeles the holocaust records on ancestry.com are free to search.

The website is also publishing nearly 50-thousand holocaust survivor testimonies through a partnership with the usc shoah foundation.

Now..

A few words about a silent film.

A rare gem-- thought to be lost forever-- is found.

Here's adriana diaz.

Nats olivia babler's work preserving films at the chicago film archives... is usually routine.

But sometimes... nat/lightening ..lightning strikes.

She uncovered this 1923 midwestern murder mystery "the first degree..

This is a film about sheep farming and blackmail.

And there's a villain with a great mustache and there's a great dog!

...when during the pandemic, she finally had time for long neglected reels that had come from a basement in peoria illinois.

It was thought to be lost forever.--like 75% of other silent films in the film world, this is a pretty big deal // there's a lot of folklore about lost films. it's there's something--i don't know if i can i say sexy?

Yea!

To find something like this nats most silent films have succumbed to decay or were destroyed by their own studios, says film historian jim hemphill.

These things were disposable to them understand the movie's value as cultural artifacts they're not just about what they're about.

They are reflections of their time.

...which means they were often censored.

Perhaps why this copy is missing a text slate about murder, which was criticized in early reviews.

When a movie like this// is discovered, it sort of gives you hope that somewhere in some nook and cranny, there are other treasures waiting to be found.

Before these time- capsules are lost forever.

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People get riled up over the goings-on in their cities and towns.

And that includes one man in nebraska.

His city council meeting has gone viral after a local man proposed changing the name of 'boneless chicken wings' he's prefers them to be called "buffalo styl chicken tenders"..

Or "saucy nugs".

Saying the meat in boneless wings... doesn't come from an actual wing.

Jared austin has the story.

Ander christensen// opposes term 'boneless chicken wings' "i feel like it's jus been a lie that's been going on for too long."

Ander christensen says he's had enough.

It's a topic he's thought about for weeks... after eating what he calls the proper chicken wings.

Now... he's calling on city officials to take action.

Ander christensen// opposes term 'boneless chicken wings' "boneless chicke wings?

Unless you're going to strap those things to the side of a jet you can not call them a wing.

They are chicken tender with sauce.

Saucy nugs at best."

Roy christensen// lincoln city councilman "i knew whateve he was going to say was going to be interesting to say the least."

Roy christensen is not only a lincoln city council member... but also ander's dad.

Roy christensen// lincoln city councilman "the thing i lik most about it is he did the whole thing with a straight face."

Ander's speech about renaming boneless chicken wings.... has gone viral nationally.

Public figures from across the country tweeting the video in favor of his movement.

But some big wing businesses..

Are going against it.

Ander christensen// opposes term 'boneless chicken wings' 'i am not in the pocket of big chicken.

Some are actively put out wanted signs for me for saying slander."

Ander not stopping with local officials... as he wants to take his movement nationwide.

Ander christensen// opposes term 'boneless chicken wings' "i am going to star a committee to check the prospects of running for president because we need a candidate that's bipartisan that people can get behind."

As of now... ander remains pretty saucy since city council hasn't responded yet... but will push his presidential candidacy by creating t-shirts reading hashtag saucy nugs for president.

Ander says he's not against other people eating boneless wings... but if you do... you've got to use bleu cheese sauce.

When we come back, honoring heroes in amory.

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