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i hope they live a long, long life. breaking tonight, every adult gets a shot by may day back to gatherings by july the 4th. the president's brand new pledges. i'm shepard smith. this is the news on cnbc >> we do have a message of hope. >> the pfizer vaccine can do more than keep you from getting covid. the exciting new report one year to the day since the pandemic was declared governor cuomo responses to a gut wrenching accusation that he groped a female aide. a national surge in violent carjackings. some cities see a 300% annual spike. tonight, recruiting the public to help cut the numbers.
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plus, betting on the meta verse. >> clearly for the creator economy, it's a tremendous boon. >> roblox, a virtual world for millions of users shaping a digital reality with a very real economy. >> announcer: live from cnbc, the facts, the truth, the news with shepard smith >> good evening, may the 1st, that's the day every american adult will be eligible for a covid vaccine. no categories, no age groups, every single adult can have it if you want it that's brand new tonight from the white house, which says president biden will announce that goal just more than an hour from now in his first prime time address to the nation, and there's more he'll target july 4th weekend as a time that people can start gathering in small groups again. back with the family, more on that in just a moment. as of this news hour, one out of every ten americans is fully vaccinated
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in total, 98 million doses have been administered nationwide but most importantly the cdc reports 62% of all americans aged 65 and older have receive at least one dose. that means the majority of our nation's most vulnerable now have some degree of protection against the covid. meantime, pfizer just released new data from israel and it suggests the pfizer vaccine is about 97% effective in preventing symptomatic cases and almost as effective against asymptomatic cases it's encouraging and exciting news because the analysis shows that the shot significantly slows the spread of covid, among people who may not even know they're infected cnbc's meg tirrell covers science and medicine for us and broke the news to me, at least, this morning on our editorial call you sounded like a kid at christmas, meg, this morning it really is great news. >> it is, shep
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and you know, one of the really important things about those results is that they were from a time when the more transmissible variant of the coronavirus, called b.1.1.7 was circulating in israel and the vaccine still showed those really high levels of protection now, that variant is the most prevalent among the three of concern here in the united states and the cdc has forecast it could be the dominant strain here by the end of this month. now, we also learned from the ceo that pfizer plans to start trials of an updated version of its vaccine targeting another variant, b.1.351 first identified in south africa in a few weeks. now, dr. fauci tells us it's not clear we will need booster shots of the vaccines but the companies are getting them ready in case we do. albert bourla, pfizer ceo also giving us an update on worldwide supply for next year. >> it's going to be north of ths billions for this year, capacity
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for a billion dose this is a good enough to supply very big part of humanity. >> now, as for him, he got his second shot this week and told us today he feels quote liberated. shep >> and meg, there's a new therapeutic drug that seems really promising as well >> yeah, it was another antibody drug that was shown in a clinical trial to significantly reduce the risk of hospitalization and death by 85% it's made by a small company called vir biotechnology, partnered with british drug giant glaxosmithkline. if they're successful, it would be the third company to bring one of these drugs to market in the u.s. like the others, it's given by iv infusion and patients have to take it soon after diagnosis so it's been hard for a lot of patients to get these antibody drugs. experts are hopeful access will improve because even as vaccines roll out, and it's hoped fewer and fewer people get sick, the disease is unlikely to disappear
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completely dr. kavita patel now, white house policy during the obama administration, now an cnbc contributor. it's great to have you listening to meg tirrell, it sounds like we're close to a world where covid is treated like the flu is that accurate >> yeah, shep, it's incredibly optimistic news that came out not just today but also in the past months where if we can achieve that herd immunity, a majority of us can get immunity through vaccination or natural infection or both. we're going to be able to suppress the activity of this virus to the levels that we see with influenza virus, which by the way, this past year, we saw record lows of probably because of all of that distancing, hand washing and mask wearing we have been doing. >> i feel like masks are at least, you do you, but i feel like masks are part of flu season for me until i kick it. you know the president is going to say every adult gets a shot by may the 1st if they want it.
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is that realistic? >> so the supply is there, and i think the news coming out from the president today and his speech tonight emphasizing that all states need to have eligibility opened up, which i believe they will, by the way, i think everybody wants to get people vaccinated as soon as possible shep, he's doubling down on the promise by adding a number of sites by directl shipping vaccines to pharmacies, community health centers, this is going to open up access points as well so we won't see every american vaccinated by may 1st but i do believe july 4th as he's pointing to is going to be a very, turning point or inflection and what a difference a year makes. >> i love the idea, and frankly cannot wait for the dead of summer, you know the one thing in all of this that, you know, the news is so great, but the fact that it sounds like this is going to be with us maybe forever. is -- that can add some stress i mean, is this an endemic
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is covid here for generations? >> it does seem that way, and it is something that we have seen in the past with other viruses, so just as you put it, going from a pandemic and kind of a worldwide emergency, to an endemic where it's just a regular part of what we deal with is something that we can fully expect, but that would mean probably getting regular boosters or regular covid vaccines just like we try to do with the flu this time around, though, i hope more and more people take their covid vaccinations, hopefully showing demonstrating that they are still safe and effective remember, shep, we're under emergency authorizations but i expect soon we will start to see the fda fully approving these vaccines as more data accumulates, and i do think we should take a moment to reflect that we're still going to have millions of people who are dealing with these kind of long-term effects from covid, and of course the deaths and the absence that their lives -- the absence in other people's lives and what that means for us
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i don't think we'll ever forget it, so in that way, it will always be with us. >> and grief is in cycles, and we know the grieving part is just beginning, and on top of that, doctor, we're all so busy. there's so much news, so much going on, but there's a mental health aspect of this that somehow as a nation collectively and individually, we're going to have to figure out how to deal with because it's real we have looked at the data it's there >> yeah, 42% of americans are reporting that they have some form of anxiety or depression and, shep, that's probably an under count because there still is not only a stigma around mental health. we're ashamed at times to acknowledge it, and number two, we have a lot of barriers to get to care. i hope the one silver lining out of the pandemic, shep, has been that we can really utilize telemedicine, virtual health, and find ways to connect that do not involve driving or parking or finding a doctors office which can be very cumbersome, and shep, i'll tell you, i'm
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looking forward to reengaging as an individual with neighbors and community members. i think all of us are going to be really excited to see people's smiles and faces in person, to hear laughter from children, and that will also go a long way in starting to improve our mental health, but we do need to deal with it and continue to deal with it probably for decades. >> nieces and nephews and a 93-year-old dad come springtime, i cannot wait. dr. patel, it's so good to see you. thank you. >> you too. less than an hour from now, president biden is set to give his first prime time address to mark one year since covid changed everything the white house says the president will honor the americans killed and lay out the next steps that he'll take to try to get the pandemic under control. we'll have full coverage and live analysis here on cnbc after the news the speech after the president signed into law a day earlier than expected, his $1.9 trillion covid relief package it's the first major legislative victory for the president with
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crucial aid for struggling businesses and millions of individual americans the white house says because he signed it early, the stimulus checks will start going into people's bank accounts, as soon as this weekend. >> it's clear that an overwhelming percentage of the american people, democrats, independents, our republican friends, have made it clear, the people out there made it clear, they strongly support the american rescue plan. >> the white house says president biden and vice president harris will hit the road next week for a help is here tour to explain to americans what's in the relief package. today also marks president biden's 50th day in office so how do americans think he's doing. steve kornacki has the latest polling. >> shep, let's see what the public makes of the president right now. this is joe biden's approval rating, the average approval rating take all the polls, average them
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together, 53.7, round that up, 54%, that's his approval rating. tracking every day his p tracking this every day of his presidency so far. the highest it's gotte a week into his term he was at 55.8 that is not far off.proval rating has been steady, mid 50s. how does that compare to recen biden he has gone through the legislative battle, his approval rating has been steady, mid 50s, how does that compare to recent presidents, biden 54% right now. range him against the recent presidents, and there's biden at the lower, and also kind of within that range off clinton, hw bush, remember, it was trump, last time around, the only modern president who didn't touch 50% during his honeymoon
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or his entire presidency notable, though, that 54% approval rating for joe biden. that's not keeping pace with the pob lairty of the bill he's signing of this economic recovery, not all of that support is rubbing off on the president who's signing it >> there's breaking news on cnbc and the new york governor andrew cuomo now faces an impeachment investigation until the state assembly, the speaker authorized it just minutes ago from a new shell acquisition that governor cuomo groped a female staff r, the assembly jush committee will have subpoena power, conduct interviews and supervisor that e governor reached under her shirt and fondled her after summoning her to the executive mansion to fix an issue with his cell phone. nbc news has not independently
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verified the newspaper's account. she's the 6th woman reported to accuse governor cuomo of inappropriate conduct, including unwanted touching, kissing and suggestive comments, the governor is calling the latest accusation gut wrenching, he has denied any inappropriate touching on tuesday, when the times union broke the story, governor cuomo urged reporters to wait for the facts from an independent investigation into all of the claims against him >> i never touched anyone inappropriately. i never madefacts, right you know allegations you don't know facts we have an investigation qualified investigators, picked by the attorney general, let's get the facts and then we can have a discussion on the facts >> well, we have confirmed that a lawyer for governor cuomo says she reported the latest groping
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allegation to albany police because the woman involved declined to do so herself. "the new york times" is now reporting that police have reached out to a representative for the woman, and offered their services jesse mckinley now he is the albany bureau chief for the "new york times. jesse tha jesse, thanks for checking in. there's a ton of pressure from all sides, including the impeachment from the state assembly what happens now >> it's two investigations now not only the assembly but the state attorney general has already authorized an investigation which is underway. my understanding is they are already talking to people with an interest this that investigation, including perhaps even some of the accusers certainly what the assembly did tonight by pushing forward with their own investigation ups the stakes for governor cuomo. this also comes at a time that more and more democrats who rule albany, rule the state of new york are coming out and saying he should resign it's a perilous position
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politically for mr. cuomo right now. >> is he still of the position from last reports that he won't resign under any circumstances, meaning the only way to oust him is through impeachment. >> yeah, i think at this point he's fairly entrenched in that position i think he feels that the investigation should continue, that there should be reports, and depending on those reports, some action could be taken or not be taken, so he is very much of the mind that this is not an impeachable or a fireable offense at this hour certainly as more allegations have come out, more lawmakers do not share that opinion and we'll wait and see if any other additional allegations or reports come out that could move that needle further toward impeachment or resignation. >> jesse, for many years he's had a very tight network of close and loyal supporters have any of them come forward to say they stand by the governor, that all of this should calm down until more facts are known?
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>> well, as far as defenders, most of them would say -- are not defending the alleged actions, but they are saying, look, there are questions of due process here the investigation should be thorough, we should wait until we have facts and conclusions, echoing things that governor cuomo himself has said but once again, as these allegations accumulate, those positions, some of those positions from lawmakers and political supporters are beginning to slip, and i think for governor cuomo, that's the worrisome thing. >> jesse mckinley, the bureau chief for the "new york times" newspaper up in the state capitol bureau thank you, sir appreciate it. a dad says an officer pointed a gun at his 8-year-old son, that's what he says tonight, cops release body cam footage that they say shows a completely different story. >> and mexico is one step closer to legalizing recreational pot for every adult. that would make it the world's largest market for can dis, and
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would put the united states between two pot selling neighbors. and compassion in crisis many still reeling from their own losses but they're helping the most vulnerable navigate a complex system to get their vaccinations we'll meet the covid angels, next >> announcer: the facts, the truth, the news with shepard smith back in 60 seconds leg for. i remember setting up shipstation. one or two clicks and everything was up and running. i was printing out labels and saving money. shipstation saves us so much time. it makes it really easy and seamless. pick an order, print everything you need, slap the label onto the box, and it's ready to go. our costs for shipping were cut in half. just like that. shipstation. the #1 choice of online sellers. go to and get 2 months free.
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a viral picture of a traffic stop in san diego is sparking controversy tonight. take a look at this photo. it was posted by a local blog site called san diegoville the site describes it as showing an officer pointing his gun at an 8-year-old boy who has his hands raised, see there. but police officials say that's not what happened at all so they released this body cam video for the public to see for themselves here it is it starts by showing the boy's father getting out of the car first, and then later in the video, it shows the child exiting.s the
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>> hey, bud, just put your hands up for us, all right >> can you take that gun from him. he's 8 years old. >> just come over to us. you're good, bud. >> he's 8 years old, bro >> let's watch it back one more time the officer does have the gun drawn, you can see that. drawn at the car when the boy's getting out, and then as the child approaches, the officer lowers his gun slightly. watch here, and then moves to the left see that police say the officer quoting now maintained his aim at the vehicle. officers say they stopped the driver in the first place for going 70 in a 40 miles an hour zone, and the officer in pursuit says because the driver didn't initially stop, he thought the driver was trying to evade him the cop issued a traffic ticket for reckless driving and allowed the father and son to leave. the man who was a
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minneapolis cop when he was accused of killing george floyd will face another murder charge in his trial the judge brought back a third-degree murder charge on top of second-degree manslaughter charges against derek chauvin. that gives the prosecution a third path to get a conviction from the jury. so far six jurors have been seated nbc's shaquille brewster is outside the courthouse for us tonight. a really big win for prosecutors. how did the judge explain this >> the judge said he's obligated to follow an opinion from the higher court, the precedential opinion. and he said that this came after hearing arguments from both sides. now, we know that this opinion lifted a cloud of uncertainty hanging over this trial, even as we are really dazed into the jury selection process. at issue is whether or not a third-degree murder can be charged against the person when the action taken was directed at one person, rather than a group of people. the judge back in october when
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he dismissed the charge said the answer was no, an appellate court disagreed and clarified its ruling just last night, and that led to this moment in court. >> when intent is directed at a single person, this is a legal principle they have established as precedent, then third-degree may apply. >> reporter: as far as this jury selection process, we are about halfway done as the jury or as the court is seating this jury, we know that the majority of jurors are men three of them white, one black, another hispanic, the sole woman on the jury panel identifies as multiracial. we kno the ages range from 20 to 40 years old, nearly all of the jurors have said that they have seen the george floyd video or at least a still from the video, but the key thing here is they say they can put that aside, and any preconceived notions and be impartial jurors on this panel shep >> shaquille brewster, live outside the courthouse, thank
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you. fire destroys a historic bridge and a southern california neighborhood digs out from crazy mud slides on a cnbc trip coast to coast california, a mud slide buries an orange county neighborhood, this is silverado canyon, authorities say a night of steady rain triggered the flow, the mud slide pushing several cars around like toys. nobody hurt, but more rain is in the forecast people living in the areas on the base of a hillside had to evacuate it's the same area where a wild fire in december destroyed the vegetation kentucky this historic mount zion covered bridge burned to the ground, and now police are calling it suspicious, happened in springfield, about an hour south of louisville. here's what the 150-year-old bridge looked like before the fire a judge says it appears the fire started from inside the bridge he says the walls were fire resistant, but not the flooring.
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pennsylvania, a masterpiece up for auction. gritty reclined, they call it, it's a portrait of the philadelphia flyers mascot, be local artist benjamin davis created it as you can see, gritty really wants to keep it for himself after getting out bid over and over again, he grabs the portrait and hauls out of there. the team announced fans can pay to enter a sweepstakes through monday to win the portrait proceeds set to benefit their charities, a one of a kind drawing for a mighty good cause on a cnbc trip coast to coast. that gritty gets a lot of air time. you know, after a year of lock down, people are getting out and about, that's clear, and according to new cell phone data, some of us are making up for the time we spend indoors in a big way. plus, imagine a world where everything is perfect and exactly how you like it every day no matter what of course there's a catch. it's virtual
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but oh my, the plans the big companies have for all of us the meta verse craze next
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weather is perfect so where is this magical place it's the metaverse that's the world the gaming company roblox is trying to create, and they're not alone. a real life experience, melding real and virtual life into one thing, and it might be right around the corner. >> steve kovach now, he's cnbc's editor all of that sounds incredible, how close is it all to becoming sort of a virtual reality. >> in a way it's already sort of here, shep roblox, what you just mentioned and went public yesterday, they have over 30 million people living in their digital world, this meta verse they're building every day. it's mostly kids and teens, but they are spending real money, and having these hilarious and great interactions with each other in this virtual world, and that is why people are watching this company so closely.
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>> so it sounds like something that could, i don't know if replace is the right word, but supplement social media and all the ways we all communicate now, and in addition, it's not just roblox, there are a lot of companies doing this, right? >> exactly, think of it as like facebook on steroids, it's a new kind of futuristic way to socialize online today we're used to doing it on phones, and tablets and computers, but not too far from now, we're going to have augmented reality and virtual reality headsets from companies like facebook, apple, samsung, google, that lets you feel immersed in these digital world that are being created right now, more so than we are remotely imagine if it felt like i was sitting next to you, shep, even though i'm not that's what it's like. >> that's creepy just thinking about it but i will say does that mean kids who first start in this virtual world, do those kids then grow up in that world, dowf
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their avenue cars -- avatars, their heart, likes, dislikes grow up? >> yes, they have kids captured right now, but the kids are also the ones building this world, so as they age, the world will evolve with them, as their tastes and likes change, they can build the world they see fit. seems like a kids' game now, but 10, 15 years from now when these kids are adults, it's going to be more common. >> no doubt, steve kovach with a little peek into the future. watch roblox, you know they will on cnbc all day long thank you, steve. the netflix crack down everyone was afraid of that's what's topping cnbc on the money. >> the streaming giant wants customers to stop sharing your passwords already. that's if you don't live with a person whose account you're using. a netflix spokesperson says it's just a test and just for now a research firm found out about a third of all netflix users
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share their passwords with at least one other person ikea is turning its massive catalog into a podcast that's four hours long. according to the swedish retailer, a narrator will flip through each page, and describe what's in it ikea announced last year it's going to stop printing the catalog because more people are shopping online. and ace hardware, offering to help customers find a sitter. so you can focus on home improvement projects the company announcing it will pay for a one month, $35 subscription to sitter city. that's an online service that helps parents find child care, but ace hardware will not cover the sitter's actual fee. the offer applies only to customers enrolled in ace loyalty program. on wall street, stocks climb to record high, yet again. the dow up 189, the s&p up 41, and look at the nasdaq, up 320
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or 330 just on today's session i'm shepard smith on cnbc. it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news >> carjacking spike in cities across the nation. more than 300 in chicago this year now, a task force, public web site, and protecting ride share drivers as the city fights back. the pandemic takes a toll on everyone, for some it's permanent. the lost generation, and children who will now grow up having never known their grandparents. plus, one year later, america ramps up the vaccine rollout, but people still struggle to get a shot some live in areas where there isn't enough supply, others don't have computers or access to the internet. it's a problem all over the country, and that's why some so-called covid angels are stepping up. many of them have loved ones who died because of covid themselves and they're stepping up to help
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america's most vulnerable track down doses and book appointments cnbc's contessa brewer on this one. just finding available vaccines, let alone signing up for one, it's hard. >> you know, shep, the process is confusing it can be nightmarish and infuriating and i'm speaking from personal experience here, others who realize it are trying to make sure that those who may be less tech savvy, still have a shot at getting a shot >> it's been a heartbreaking year for brianna wilan she's studying prosthetics and biomedical engineering in grad school, but struggling with grief over her grandfather's death from covid >> he got sick one day last april and six days later we were saying good-bye over zoom in the hospital. >> her sorrow spurred her to action these days brianna is balancing books with booking vaccine appointments >> i was able to book you in at 11:15, so i hope that still works.
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>> it feels so good to hear people have hope, have a sense of light at the end of the tunnel >> brianna is part of a group called the chicago vaccine angels. >> do we have any updates on let's say like loyola booking. >> they have helped more than a thousand people land appointments through a labyrinth of locations, web sites, eligibility rules and tech glitches, and they're not alone. across the nation, volunteers organized on facebook and in neighborhoods to help others navigate a baffling system >> there are no available slots for this month >> you just have to wake up at odd hours of the morning, you know, just keep on refreshing all of these different sites. >> reporter: many have lost loved ones themselves and want to protect others. >> i'm literally crying tears of joy. ali was able to book my mom an appointment. thank you for all those sacrificing sleep to book these appointments this is the reward, and i think
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that's why everyone is just, you know, helping everyone else. >> i think that my grandfather would not necessarily be surprised per se, but absolutely proud that i was working to ensure that the people of his generation and all generations were being cared for >> some groups have had so many offers to help, they're actually turning away new volunteers, but you know what, shep, you know what would beat that an efficient system that didn't require all of this specialized help to find scarce appointments and vaccines we definitely have more work to do on that front. >> yeah, we do, but that would be fantastic how about an app there's an app for everything else why can't we do that i don't understand it. contessa, thank you. >> a quick google search to find out where to go and make it easy >> yeah, that would be helpful as well. contessa is in charge now, thank you. all but one of the nation's living former presidents banned
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together to urge americans, please get vaccinated. presidents jimmy carter, bill clinton, george w. bush, and barack obama, they're all featured in two ads released nationwide today from the ad council. here's one of them showing photos of them and the former first ladies getting their shots, former presidents talk about what they want to get back to once the pandemic is under control. >> i want to be able to move around >> to visit with michelle's mom, to hug her and see her on her birthday. >> you know what i'm looking forward to is going to opening day in texas rangers stadium with a full stadium. >> opening day at yankees stadium does sound good. president trump and former -- well, former president trump and first lady melania did not participate in the campaign, but organizers say they are pleased that he recently urged all americans to get the shot. well, vaccinated or not, americans are on the move again. undeniable, it's all according to new cell phone data tracked by the university of maryland
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researchers. they say a year after lock down, people are leaving the house more than last year. before the stay-at-home orders kicked in. so where's everybody going here's cnbc's seema mody. >> covid-19 turned our homes into the hot and exclusive vacation destination of 2020 but with the vaccine rollout, picking up pace in the u.s., people are ditching their couch and venturing off the reservation more often and as new cases have declined, the number of daily trips per person leaving their homes has remained steady. around 90% of pre-pandemic levels, this according to new data of university of maryland researchers, tracking the movement of cell phones more than a mile from a person's residence. and more americans are checking into hotels, miami, tampa and phoenix with average occupancy above 60%. >> i think overall, demand is going to come back, i hope very strong, typically on the leisure side. >> and with restrictions being lifted in texas, hotels in
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dallas and austin are seeing a spike in bookings, but with only 10% of the country vaccinated and covid variants making the rounds, a word of caution from medical experts on traveling long distances at a time when most of the general public is not yet vaccinated >> by the end of march, we probably will be able to vaccinate 100 million americans. we'll have to really market the vaccine and coax people to get vaccinated, especially against the backdrop of declining prevalence headed into the spring and summer. people are going to be less to go get vaccinated >> with that in mind, travel experts say many americans are hedging their bets, booking trips to nearby locations that offer the option to cancel or postpone should cases start to rise shep >> seema mody, thank you with people getting vaccinated, families are being reunited and in most cases, it's been a long time coming tonight, some of your pictures with the first hugs with loved ones and a response from prince william, the future king
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carjackings so far this year in the windy city, double the year before look at this video, it shows an armed theft outside a car wash two men approach a couple in the car, point a gun at the driver's head and in less than a minute, they take their belongings, get in the car and drive away. nbc's wendy woolfolk is live in chicago. wendy, how big a problem is this for police there >> reporter: oh, shep, quite a frightening situation here, and it's not just the city of chicago but the suburbs as well. and it's not just these carjackings that are so scary, but the age of those committing them take a look at these brazen examples in this video, and think about these numbers. it's only the tenth week of the year, somewhere like mid-march, am i right there, and 323 people have already been arrested for carjackings. 44% of them, teenagers police believe these kids are not just out of school but they're out for a joyride.
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and these ride share drivers and uber drivers are easy targets. one uber driver was left partially paralyzed and another's car was taken at gunpoint by a 13 and 15-year-old who were later arrested after a high-speed chase in indiana. the police superintendent is not mincing words, saying regardless of their age and this ongoing pandemic when caught, these young people who have committed serious crimes will face serious consequences. >> our young people are not experiencing any social norms, schools being out, and the courts have not been in session. there's no criminal trials if you're not having criminal trials, you're not having convictions, therefore you're not having the consequences related to the behavior. >> reporter: police have launched a new web site so the general public can report these crimes they're also adding 44 new
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officers to the carjacking task force to beef up those efforts they're also partnering with the fb as well as the department of homeland security to try to combine efforts to thwart these situations, shep, and i will tell you, no way around it the ongoing pandemic and these kids being out of school, you're seeing a growing ripple effect of what's happening to them. >> wendy woolfolk live for us in chicago. thank you. in mexico, they're close down south to making it legal for every adult to smoke cannabis it would make it the largest cannabis market in all the world. lawmakers in mexico advanced a landmark bill last night that would legalize recreational pot use. it would also let people get licenses to make, distribute and sell weed, i guess it means grow mexico's president has indicated he supports the bill, and if it becomes law, the united states will then be sandwiched between
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two of the biggest pot markets on the planet. experts say it likely won't reduce violence in mexico sinc pot has become a much smaller part of its drug trafficking business, but add it might crank up the pressure on american lawmakers to loosen federal marijuana restrictions a death defying car theft caught on camera, and the fallout from a military coup escalates, as we go around the world in 80 seconds. >> myanmar, security forces fire on anti-coup demonstrations. you can see the crowd tries to take cover as gunfire rings out. then tear gas surrounds the demonstrators as they run off. security forces reportedly killed at least six people according to amnesty international, lethal force is being used in a planned premeditated and coordinated manner by myanmar's police the effort crush the opposition to last month's militaryr thief
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nearly killed this salesman. co. canada, police in ontario searching for a car thief who nearly killed this salesman. the salesman clinging to the hood. >> at one point, i had to grab on to the wiper arm because i was sliding off and my feet got dragged on to the street and my shoes got lost, my feet are all ripped up right now. >> the salesman said he decided to let go as the car approached a highway, but seconds later, watch as another car nearly hits him. japan, the country mourning the nearly 20,000 victims of the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck ten years ago. the double disaster triggered nuclear melt downs at the fukushima power plant and forced people to evacuate as radiation spewed into the air. the government reports it spent about $300 billion to rebuild the region, part of our trip around the world in 80 seconds. prince william is defend ing the royal family after prince harry and meghan markle's
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interview with oprah today, the duke and duchess of cambridge visited a school in london, and of course reporters mobbed him with questions, two of which prince william actually answered. >> have you spoken to your brother since the interview? >> i haven't spoken to him yet but i will do. >> can you please let me know is the royal family a racist family, sir? >> we're very much not a racist family. >> very much not a racist family his comments come after markle told oprah that before her son was born, one unnamed family member raised concerns about how dark his skin would be buckingham palace released a statement earlier this week saying the allegations of racism are concerning and that they will be addressed privately by the family america's youngest missing out on the love of america's oldest grandchildren who will never get to know their grandparents a sobering reminder of the last ing hurt of covid. that's next.
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march madness is so close
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you can almost hear it conference hoops tournaments underway right now, and here's a shocker fo the uneducated, i guess, duke's ticket to dance not getting punched. for the first time in 24 years, the blue devils, watch the ncaa tournament on the television duke is not ranked and likely needed to run the table in the acc tournament to get a crack at march madness. it was on its way. they won their first two games, but then hours before a quarter final match up against florida state a covid test came back positive so the team decided to pull out of the tournament. season over for coach k, his team, and cameron crazies everywhere the losses from the pandemic, the real ones, will be felt for years to come. sons who won't have mothers to call on mother's day, daughters won't have a father to walk down the aisle, and so many kids will never have a chance to know their grandparents according to the cdc, more than 400,000 people over the age of 65 have died of covid.
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wiping out nearly 1% of an entire generation. here's nbc's morgan radford. >> for the pedana family, the pandemic meant losing a generation of loved ones jennifer lost her mother maureen to covid-19 last april 18 days later, she lost her father kenneth. >> the very last conversation i ever had with my dad was him begging me to not let him die. then her husband's father died too. >> basically within ten months, we have lost three of our four parents. >> reporter: a story playing out nationwide more than 80% of covid deaths are among people 65 and older. more than 80% of whom have grandchildren, that's an estimated 1.2 million children losing a grandparent just in the last year. >> reporter: they got the virus, the coronavirus, and it made them pretty sick, huh. >> yeah, and the doctors couldn't fix their hearts.
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>> reporter: the loss experts say could affect children in unexpected ways. >> some children may have nightmares, we often might exhibit them having more clingy behaviors, and certainly we may also see some behavioral changes where a child might be more withdrawn. >> reporter: dr. barry's recommendations, use clear, simple language to explain a grandparent's death, avoid euphemisms like went to a better place, and be prepared to answer the same questions multiple times. a process the pedana family knows firsthand. >> reporter: what message do you have for other families who are going through a similar mourning process? >> they weren't just a number in this pandemic. they just would have loved to have been here for all of this >> reporter: here to enjoy a legacy of love for the news, i'm morgan radford. >> just awful. for others, the story is much different, and now thanks to the vaccine rollout months apart, families are being reunited. last night we showed you some of the last photos that many of you
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had taken on your phones before the shut down began, and tonight, the first hugs of newly vaccinated finally seeing their loved ones sarah stevens with look here, this is sarah stevens with her grandmother sarah said her grandma helped raise her after her mother died, so this hug was much needed. in florida, the row family's three children, getting to see grandma. 9-year-old xander showing his love, vera also able to get squeezes from 13-year-old andrew, and the youngest member of the family, 4-year-old skylar, and over in hawaii, carl finally able to spend his first moments with his new granddaughter. little lexi here, born at the beginning of the pandemic so carl had never held her. until that moment. life after covid it's happening for some. and hopefully many more. very soon. have you heard about jeep. it's hitting the road with an oldie but a goody.
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seven minutes to president biden speaking and the white
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house with brand new information on covid, and when we can all get back together. live coverage on cnbc straight away. first though, the jeep wagoneer, sets to make a come back after three decades it is not like the jeeps you typically see on the road these days people who have driven them say the new luxury suvs feel like here's phil lebeau. >> this may be how you remember the jeep wagoneer, 30 years later, it's back, more luxury, and a far bigger price tag the base wagoneer starts at 58 grand, while the priciest gran wagoneer will go for $111,000. >> we presents the premium american suv, and no one else in almost six decades has ever been able to get even close to that original and successful idea >> reporter: with wood panel sides, the wagoneer was a constant sight on american roads in the '70 and '80s, since then
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jeep has focused on the more rugged suvs like the wrangler, and it's paid off, sales soaring in the last decade, but one thing has been missing from the jeep lineup, a high end suv like the cadillac escalade or lincoln navigator. enter, the grand wagoneer with a name and image potential buyers will remember. >> a lot of people are just going to look at the vehicle because therm they remember it they're going to expect to see the wooden panels, maybe not this time around but they're going to be naturally interested in the vehicle. >> reporter: so will the new wagoneers connect with buyers the way the old ones did back in the '70s and '80s. we'll find out later this year when they go on sale. >> phil, did jeep think about bringing back the wood panelling? >> i think it's a nice nostalgic idea, and i think people would look at it and say, wow, that's really cute. in reality, that's not what buyers are looking for right now, especially for an suv selling for potentially up to
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100,000. >> yeah, that's a lot of money for panelling. thank you, sir speaking of a lot of money christie's auction house sold its first digital art work, and the buyer paid more than 69 million dollars. the piece is called every days, the first 5,000 days the artist, beeple, created and posted a drawing every day for the past 13 1/2 years, and this digital collage of all 5,000 of them is the piece. 69.3 million bucks beeple will be a guest on "squawk" alley, tomorrow at 11:30 eastern time we reported earlier this week about the growin popularity of non-fungible tokens or nfts. twitter ceo jack dorsey is putting up the first tweet, so far the highest bid is 2 1/2 million. you can look at it here or on your computer for free
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things i do not understand daylight savings time begins mercifully this weekend. shouldn't it always be so it doesn't get dark so early. a bipartisan group of lawmakers does think so. they have reintroduced the sunshine protection act and if passed, it will make daylight savings time year round. so far, 16 states have passed similar laws and initiatives but they need a change at th federal level in order to make it go down into effect until that happens, remember, change the clocks this weekend 20 seconds on a race to the finish he announced that every american adult will be eligible to get a vaccine by may, and now, you know the news of thursday, march 11th, 2021, i'm shepard smith. follow us on twitter and instagram @thenewsoncnbc that means expensing nothing but pizza. your expenses look good, and your books are set for the month!
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