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bill meagher notes, the wine list in prison has just one choice. they call it pruno. >> it's what the inmates actually make in their cells. it's supposed to be quite a kick, but i know that it's not real gourmet. w. "t in new york, you can find anything except a democrat to stand up for andrew cuomo. i'm shepard smith. this is the news on cnbc. m she. this i the calls crescendo. the impeachment threat lurksst governor cuomo at poll particular's death door. now multiple new criminal investigations >> we are seeing a surge like we've not seep before.
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>> some hospitals overwhelmed. one governor says he regrets banning mask mandates as tempers flair. >> let's see what's in the vaccine. >> the new push to reduce gun violence by targeting those most at risk. the chicago activist offering his vision for battling crime in big cities i think i have to relish and take this olympics in. >> but is it her last? simone biles words on a possible trip to paris in '24. the grammy's big push for diversity. the fight over the former president's taxes and pets panic as humans head back to the office >> live from cnbc, the facts the truth. "the news with shepard smith." good evening we've neither seen nor heard from new york governor andrew cuomo in 24 hours. his legal troubles are now deeper and his once firm grip on power in the empire state appears to have broken as cuomo faces almost certain impeachment
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with former allies turned or gone a growing list of district attorneys across new york now looking into accusations against the governor in their jurisdictions after a state investigation found he sexually harassed 11 women including his own staffers several of the das examining new claims unearthed by the investigation that the governor allegedly harassed and inappropriately touched a female state trooper in his security detail the governor appears to be losing the court of public opinion. a new marist poll conducted yesterday found 59% of new yorkers and more than half of registered democrats in the state say they think governor cuomo should resign. take a look at this photo. all of these democratic governors from neighboring states pictured with mr. cuomo in 2019, all of them are now urging him to step down, including the new jersey governor phil murphy who's been
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a close partner during the pandemic >> i'm appalled by the treatment that this -- these women have to put up with. they deserve to be heard and thank god they were heard and the governor has to resign he's got to go. >> governor cuomo faces not just criminal investigations. the lawyer for one of his accusers, a former aide named lindsey boyland said she plans to sue the governor and trying to discredit her when she went public with her complaints governor cuomo has denied all of the accusations of harassment and is refusing to step down but he might not have a choice if state lawmakers act. nbc's gabe gutierrez live in albany on our top story tonight. gabe, if the governor is going to get removed, it's going to happen right behind you at the state capitol. >> reporter: yeah, that's right:
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shep, the governor appears to have very few friends left the speaker says the governor cannot remain in office and he's expediting the impeachment inquiry. today we saw this banner flying overhead report is in remove cuomo now it's not that simple the assembly judiciary committee has a pre-planned meeting monday to discuss next steps. the impeachment and removal from office could drag on for at least a month, maybe several and the top senate democrat says resign or he'll have to be forced out >> from what the speaker said yesterday, his house is singularly focused on beginning the impeachment process. so once that starts, i -- you know, unless the governor resigns, i can see that it would go through to its natural course
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course >> reporter: in the state assembly, only a simple majority is required to impeach then the governor would be stripped of his gubernatorial powers then the case moves to the senate it has happened only once in new york and that was half a century ago. a century shep >> gabe gutierrez live at the state capitol. >> who's the one person, the one top democrat who's not called for the resignation of governor cuomo? his lieutenant governor.e agenda ahead tonight on "the news," the agenda and the politics of the woman who would take over the state's top spot just months ago arkansas's governor asa hutchinson signed a law issuing mask mandates. now as the delta variant fuels a new and deadly surge the republican governor admits he regrets the move. >> everything has changed now
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and, yes, in hindsight i wish that had not become law. >> wished he had not signed it into law the governor is now urging state lawmakers to reconsider the ban so school districts can require masks before the students return to the classrooms in the middle of delta later this month this was after they mocked and booed and called him a liar. at the town-hall style meeting over covid look >> covid is real people get sick from -- >> what's in the vaccine give me the insert sheet >> why are we only talking about the vaccines don't smirk at me, governor. you should care on both sides of the aisle on what works. and it's not the what will save lives, governor and it's not the vaccine >> oh, it is the vaccine the science is clear the data shows the vaccines are
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safe and effective at protecting against severe illness and death and health experts reaffirm they're more important than ever right now because delta is spreading and rapidly and the vaccines are the way out earlier this week arkansas reported the most new hospitalizations in a single day since we even heard of the pandemic health care systems there are so overwhelmed some non-covid patients are now struggling to get care at all. here's nbc's ellison barber. she's in rosh rogers, arkansas >> reporter: the governor was not the only one mocked. so was 20-year-old ashley mcfadden >> i hear you. i see you. >> mcfadden went to that town hall to tell people about her brother trey he is still hospitalized today he is immunocompromised and has a number of health issues.
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last monday he got very sick not related to covid-19. ashley thought he was about to die. she called 911 immediate help came but a hospital bed that took 14 hours >> the paramedics got there and basically the first thing they said was, well, we're going to have to make some phone calls because all the hospitals in the area are diverting and there's really nowhere we can take him right now. >> how many times have you had to call an ambulance before and have you ever been told we can't go >> it's always been immediate. >> ashley shared her family's story with her brother's permission because she wants people to know this could happen to them as well. the decisions an individual makes to get vaccinated or to refuse one, it has ripple effects. her family, her brother, they are all fully vaccinated her brother needed care for a non-covid-related illness. it took 14 hours for him to get it she is convinced that if
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vaccination rates were higher here, her brother would have gotten medical care a lot sooner. a lot >> ellison, thank you. that delta variant now accounts for, get this, 93% of all new covid cases nationwide that's new today from the cdc. and as the delta variant spreads, some organizations are once again pumping events on the big events new york auto show, canceled happened for the second straight year the u.s. just added 100,000 cases in back to back days johns hopkins says that's the first time that's happened in about six months the american academy of f pediatrics and teen beginning gers inc pediatrics reports that pediatrics and teenager cases increased over the past week alone.
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today the governor of illinois announced a new indoor mask mandate for all students and teachers in school, some parents are firing back. they didn't require the local school districts they said it is up the parents whether kids wear them dr. jeffrey goldhagen is with us now. pediatric doctor thanks so much as you heard and you likely knew, cases among children and teens are on the rise but delta is making kids sicker than past covid variants do we know yet, is it? >> there's evidence that's increasing that in fact delta is for sure more contagious and more virulent and is already causing more severe diseases and may have a long-term impact that will affect children for many years to come. not a significant number5%, butt perhaps, 1% to 5%, but for that child it's significant and for
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that family it can be devastating. this is a disease that's impacting children and we need to stop it right now. >> you just said and i've heard you say before, this virus could impact children for the rest of their lives. theis really alarming. i haven't seen the data on that. why do you say that? >> the data is accumulating. it can affect children into adulthood. we know it's happened with polio. adulthood. we know it's hap we have the post-polio syndrome. we're seeing changes in gray matter in the brain. we're seeing changes in the vascular children. we're seeing misc, the inflammatory disease for multiple organs. so what we're seeing today is indicative of potential long-term effects on children, and we can't risk children's lives today because they're going to be having these significant -- potentially have significant impacts.
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for the rest of their lives. >> you have suggested parents shouldn't let their kids be in contact with adults who haven't been vaccinated at all how is a parent supposed to do that that's suggesting they do something -- isn't that impossible >> no, it's actually very, very, very possible. first, they ought not be taking the children anywhere. where people aren't masked so you'rhools. in florida, they're not masked >> absolutely. so you're saying parents in florida, all what 30 million people in florida, no kids go to school >> i am saying this has turned from a public health crisis to a political crisis parents need to be making the political decisions. yes, that is a decision that parents can make and, in fact, it is a potentially very rational decision. this is a crisis that we're in
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and crises demand courage and leadership and it's very difficult for me to understand how and why a parent would potentially risk the life of their children by putting themgm into an environment that could potentially harm them or potentially kill them. i know that's a radical statement. >> it is >> these demand -- these times we're in demand a radical approach >> of course what we really need, doctor, is for more people to get vaccinated. i know every doctor and scientist i know says it shouldn't we be spending our efforts on trying to explain to people why they have to have the vaccine instead of listening to people like we just heard in arkansas who i guarantee you think that they're on the right path but have been led astray by feeding them full of bs. >> actually, i would go a step further. we know there are resisters for
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sure we ought to be working with vaccine mandates. >> how can you mandate a vaccine when we don't even have a promise from the government, in other words, from the health and human services or anyone else, that this vaccine has full approval it's not full lay proved >> well, w it's not fully approved. >> well, we know the vaccine who have said. the lack of approval was a bureaucratic issue, not a scientific issue. >> a lot of parents and people watching have said, if it's noto approved, i'm not taking it. it's still not approved. >> we see the private sector stepping in to mandate it, for sure that is in fact the challenge to the fda to in fact move the licensing of these vaccines up
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quickly. at this point in time it's primarily a bureaucratic issue and not a scientific issue that's resulting in the delay in the licensing of the vaccine this is a crisis we can avert. it's turned into a political issue. it's not a public health publich conditions if we were allo crisis, because we can address this virus quickly with the tools we have. >> doctor, i don't think we talk about this enough and i get this with whom i've had discussions it's the next thing and the next mutation is resistant to the vaccine and then we start all over do you see that as a possibility in our future? >> absolutely. i've been quoted on saying that frequently covid-19 has been a rehearsal.
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all for the delta variant which should be called covid-21. the next virus, which is highly probable, will be hitting us soon potentially will be more contagious and more virulent we had h.i.v., aids, sars, mrsa, we had zika. we had ebola this is nothing new. is what we should be concerned about is if we can't as a community agree on something as simple as wearing masks, how do we think we could address the challenges that will happen with the next virus >> thank you. >> no, thank you well, tokyo 2020 was it the last olympics for simone biles the star gymnast answers that. sydney mclaughlin breaking her own record
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all the action from tokyo next spirit airlines canceled hundreds more flights today. this time giving passengers time to disrupt their travel plans. n gers time to disrupt their gers time to disrupt their travel plans welcome to allstate. where our new auto rates are so low, ♪ you'll jump for joy. ♪ here, better protection costs a whole lot less. you're in good hands with allstate. click or call for a lower auto rate today.
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tokyo 2020 and simone biles run might not be over with just yet. in an interview with hoda kotb, biles didn't say no to competing in the paris 2024 games. >> i think i have to relish and take this olympics in and recognize what i have done to my career >> so you're keeping the door open >> yeah, i'll keep it open allyson felix set to race for gold if she medals she will become the most dedicated olympic track and field athlete ever
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and sydney mclaughlin brought home gold. her teammate, dalilah mohamed right behind her getting silver and athing mo became the first american woman to win the event since the 1968 games in mexico city her family and friends cheered loudly you can see them erupt in e celebration when she crossed that finish line u.s. leading with 79 china in second. look at that by far, the most dpold the russian olympic committee in third with 53. great britain and the host nation japan round out the top five greece will not compete in artistic swimming after four of the athletes tested positive the team left the olympic
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village to quarantine in a separate hotel today olympic people said the there were 28 people that tested positive the host city logged 120 cases the most in tokyo since the start of the pandemic. the prime minister is urging people with moderate symptoms to stay at home he still says the rise is nothing to do with the olympics. would you build in a zone. military emergency deduction the life threatening concern people are raising because of the town's history and more chances to win big. the changes coming to the powerball lottery and why jackpots could climb even higher everything that you see
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exploding in size overnight. officials say it grew to 20,000 acres. it is now the eighth largest fire in california history it covers an area nine times the city of san francisco.f san crews say high humidity and no rain are the cause for the worse conditions ahead evacuation orders now in place for more than 7,000 people, some of them were still rebuilding after the deadly campfire three years ago. about 100 miles away another small town in middletown, california, are stuck in the middle of the debate the town. developers tell a different story to jacob ward.
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>> this county has bordered number 1 to number 3 poorest counties in the state since 1970s.s. >> the >> reporter: developers have approval to build here and bring hundreds of high-end homes and luxury resort to the region. >> it will provide a lot of amenities for the second home or first-time homeowner >> reporter: it could bring income of $47,000. >> it's estimated in 2029 that there's about $20 million just in property taxes so just the economic influx, also the number of jobs for the local community. >> reporter: in california, where wildfires are getting worse, lake county has a particularly frightening history of fire. >> how much is the fire part of this. >> my house burned in 2015 i rebuilt it we live with it. as people in florida know what happens, now we get fired.
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>> reporter: now a non-profit is suing to stop the project. >> now the project that would locate 8,000 people in the middle of the tinder box >> reporter: in the statement, the county supervisor said as approved this will bring safety. >> i really believe with proper planning, fire resiliency it can be a safer layout. >> reporter: the development has several fire strategies. it pays for a new fire station and helipad and buries power lines underground. >> somebody from the outside said, you know how dangerous this is. >> if i thought it was a danger in my life or my family i would be fighting hard against it. >> reporter: the project can mean a lot of money for the county, but those who oppose say
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it is wrong for the math >> how many lives are worth it what about 15? what i do know is you can't perform any type of comparison if the true risks aren't disclosed. that's the case here >> reporter: shep, wildfire is built into the culture of this place. when people sit down and talk, the issue is fire. be making the decision the lawyers in opposition basically say the era of local authorities making these kinds of decisions has to be over. shep >> jake ward, thanks. spirit airlines scrubbed even more flights today. after a series of cancellations and delays dating back to the weekend. the budget airline reports it's trying to reboot operations now. budget airlines canceled more than 340
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it scrapped more than 1,000 since sunday the experts say airlines cancel a big chunk of flights to get people and others to the right places to avoid future cancellations. spirit reported in a statement that it expects cancellations to progressively drop in the next few days and learn and identify opportunities. american airlines also faced massive disruptions this week. operations appear to have stabilized today if governor cuomo resigns or is impeached, kathy hokele will become the first woman to lead the state. right now she is fairly mum on the subject. while she plays things close to the chest, we dive into her past comments and political moves plus, booster shots. some people want them. in san francisco some people are getting them the west coast work around that the world health organization
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>> i'm shepard smith on cnbc. it's the bottom of the hour, time for the top of the news. the fight over former in president trump's taxes back in court. how his legal team is trying to block their release. shooting spike on the streets of chicago the local push to reduce gun violence by engaging people before they become part of the problem. and the world health organization calls for a pause on booster shots the agency director general taking aim at rich countries like this one blasting them for giving third shots when most of the world is waiting for the first. he wants to wait until the end of september he says that would give the rest of the countries to evacuate it. the press secretary jen psaki said the united states can prepare to offer boosters while also donating shots abroad
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>> we will have enough supply if they recommend boosters, we can provide both we believe we can do both and don't need to make that choice. >> a growing number of countries is prepared to give boosters, including france and germany israel has started with older people u.s. health officials said where they were for anybody who got a j&j shot here's our health and science correspondent, meg tirrell. >> reporter: they're getting calls but they're careful to say they're not recommending boosters. >> we are accommodating requests we have gotten a few requests their based on patients talking to their physicians and that's why we are allowing the combination. >> reporter: they are considering those who got the
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j&j shot at the zuckerberg wing of the hospital as many or more won't get them they wish for possible elsewhere. >> i have gone to every grocery store or pharmacist, i was asking if that was something i could get. unfortunately, they don't have authorization for that >> reporter: jamie norton got the j&j shot in april. >> we did the responsible thing and got what we could and started to feel left out >> reporter: it shows a strong persistent activity against the delta variant. doctors and scientists are suggesting it should be boosted for another group. >> i thought it was wise on the side of having as much protection as they can >> reporter: the u.s. is evaluating the need for boosters more broadly over questions of waning immunity.
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in west virginia they're testing antibody is in and it's in a very vulnerable part of our nursing home, put them at an additional risk. that's why we're trying to push forward right now. >> reporter: while the u.s. is not recommending boosters now, it made sure it has supply if needed the government struck deals with pfizer and moderna for additional 200 million doses each to be delivered in the fall through early 2022 as potential boosters or possibly doses for kids shep >> meg, thanks we'll be watching on "squawk box" as meg is set to speak with the moderna ceo stephane bancel. that's tomorrow morning, "squawk box," cnbc if new york governor andrew
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cuomo does step down or if he's impeached and removed from the office, kathy hoekel will serve new york. and immediately enter the national spotlight >> this is conduct that corrodea the very conduct and fashion. >> if cuomo leaves in disgrace, kathy hoekel will get the job of restoring the trust. the 62-year-old is a native. she became the chief executive she's considered a moderate. >> congratulations. >> kathy hochul is a long time new york politician who has run he was running the state. he was running for his second term back in 2014. >> i was thrilled. i really was so excited about that opportunity >> since then she's taken on parts of the agenda to combat
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enough is enough combating sexual assault on college campuses >> she'll be an honest broker. we'll be able to work togethertr >> from 2011 to >> from 2011 to 2013, the 26th district near buffalo in congress she ran as a democrat. she was endorsed by the national rifle association. >> what i will do directly for me. >> she became the first democrat to win the district in decades the democratic chairman has worked with hochul for years >> we like to call her the favorite daughter in buffalo she is uniquely qualified as somebody who worked her way up understands the struggles of every day working class new yorkers because she is one >>t especially for we dug iogray
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in 2007, she opposed a proposal to give driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. she went as far as to have undocumented immigrants arrested in her county as she served as clerk. three years ago, she walked back those comments saying times have changed. politicians say laying low can be a big move. that is what kathy hochul has done she avoided the spotlight when the first calls for governor cuomo came to step aside today, she canceled all public events yesterday, hochul tweeted saying sexual harassment is unacceptable in any workplace. the attorney general investigating has documented
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repulsive behavior toward women. i believe those brave women. she stopped short of calling for governor cuomo to resign saying that would be inappropriate because she is next in commend. imagine being able to predict someone is headed for a life of violent crime and steering that person to another path meet an activist of preventing shootings long before a trigger is pulled. and undercover cops arrest a dozen suspects, including employees of disney world. how authorities say it all went down
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former president trump and his lawyers are fighting to block the treasury department from handing over his tax returns to congress. the move comes days after the justice department ordered the irs to release six years of the former president's returns to the house ways and means committee.
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following a lengthy legal battle today in a court filing the former president's lawyers argued democrats want the records only to look for something embarrassing and they're urging a federal judge to prevent the release the law is specific that the turnover shall happen. former president trump was the first major party presidential candidate in more than 40 years not to release his taxes. an 81-year-old man hospitalized after a gunman shot him in the back again and again in chicago cops say this happened yesterday afternoon. shootings in the city are sky rocketing. last month alone more than 600 people got shot. the ready chicago organization is trying to change that pattern by reaching out to the most at risk before they get involved in violence eddie bokonogra now is the
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director involved. how do you identify who is most at risk before they get involved in training? >> thank you, the reason is it's difficult to identify and also provide the intervention we use predictive analytics which means we use police data, hospital data and a number of other ways we have partners who will give us human intel we identify individuals seen carrying guns and so on.a numbe other ways we have partners who will give us human thirdly, we have a great department work who have gone t department work who have gone ar off with gun offenses. >> you know, back in 2019 a report found that your
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organization reduced participants likelihood by getting shot less than 32% how have you succeeded while others failed? we wer >> when i left the ymca that we were doing a randomized truck study. so we have a control group and treatment group to test it workforce peppered by other positions. workforce peppered by other positions. the results you highlighted, but a few months ago, we see 30% of the participants in the treatment group versus the control group less likely to be victims of gun violence. check this out we see 80% of the participants in chicago less likely arrested for murder or attempted murder compared to the control group.
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that is something worth seeing and that is why the governments and departments are looking at what we are doing. >> what advice do you give to other groups in cities that you've learned in chicago to contact them? >> the issue is very complex if you are expecting rich here, let's go focus focus focus on the individuals the people directed at the gun violence is a select few they are likely to be victims of gun violence secondly, leverage the evidence and leverage the data. look at outcomes, not just inputs or outputs. look at what is measurable third, center the community. the community needs to be part of the solution. it means people affected by the
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issue. and promote equity that means building the capacity of the non-profit organizations. beyond the street level. >> eddie, i wish i had more time i don't. thank you. between july 21 and 17 including three disney employees and a nurse and a child predator sting. all the suspects planned to engage in sexual activity with people they thought were kids. >> these are nasty, nasty, nasty people we obviously can't show you the pictures and video clips that they sent to what they thought were 13-year-old little girls and boys >> two of them were custodians another one a life guard we've reached out to disney for comment. we're waiting for a response. did you expand your family all during the pandemic?
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millions of us added pets to our lives during the pandemic. 23 million to be exact according to the spca. one in 500 households got either a cat or a dog since the beginning of the pandemic. look at all those furry friends we've added to the news team a lot of people are headed in to the office while they have their pets at home home alone here's andrea day with more. >> 1-year-old auldrom loves. >> but the pandemic finally made it possible. chicago based maurie over last
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june >> he has been attached to our hip this whole time. >> when they started going to work, leaving him behind >> he wasn't eating or drinking. what's wrong with him? >> hey, buddy. according to lisa rondosta are seeing alarming rates of stress and anxiety. it's to the left and completely alone. >> what's more many puppies were not properly socialized with home-bound humans >> at that point, your puppy has a behavior problem >> reporter: but not a problem without solutions. the doctor says pet parents should get help from a vet even virtually one came online this summer.
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joe spector says to meet the demand for veterinarians around the country. >> for chronic conditions like anxiety, it is hard to get in. tel telemedicine provides access >> his parents say he seems to be improving. >> he is bouncing back we're taking it a day at a time. >> reporter: shep, this is teddy and cocoa. we have been home so much, we have been clinging it will be tough not to have us around i'm sure that is the same situation unfolding across the country. shep >> andrea, thanks. tokyo 2020 empty stands this year the olympic games look and sound a lot different. the athletes replacing them and the athletes replacing them and three gold medals. ♪ ♪ welcome to allstate. ryan murphy comes home with
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looking to become the first woman in the 200 meter sprint final. later still women's beach volleyball semis the aussies take on latvia all of these competitions have something in common, no fans in the stands because of covid restrictions we spoke with the athletes about the challenge of competing with no crowd. >> thousands of metal chairs filled the backdrop of summer games. fans banned because of covid-19. athletes left with mixed feelings on the atmosphere. >> it wasn't the same. i'm not going to lie to you. >> you have to create your own emotion and energy. >> you can picture the fans when you are in there playing. >> those crowds quickly replaced with teammates. they jumped in to fill the void. >> they were in the stands so it was fun to look up and see my teammates cheering us on. >> i'm fine with it. >> at tae kwon do rowdy fans are the norm. >> wow, it was amazing
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>> but at anastasia's debut, grunting and silence. >> so super weird because you had nobody it's you and your coach and the people are sitting there holding their breath because they're nervous. >> when the 18-year-old first learned her family couldn't attend the games, she said she was worried. >> it was heartbreaking. who am i supposed to turn to when i'm afraid. who am i supposed to cry to? who am i supposed to celebrate. >> but the champion athlete said the lack of crowds helped her focus. she had plenty to celebrate. >> oh, my gosh, my gosh, my gosh. >> becoming the first woman from the u.s. to win the gold medal. >> a shock i screamed our lungs out >> with no audience, it's going to be pretty quiet up there. >> jordan wendel set to compete in the 10 meter platform diving competition.
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one of the final events of the tokyo games. new covid rules require athletes to leave the country within 48 hours of their last event. wendal and one other teammate, the only ones left to cheer each other on. >> wendal's adoptive father and extended family are regulars at his competitions but not this time. >> the biggest thing missing is my family. them not being at tokyo is difficult. i'm always out there looking for my dad >> i love you, jordan! >> his reactions and being able to hear him in the crowd is everything >> despite the distance, wendal said he can feel their love and support. >> even though my dad is not going to be with me, i know he's always there supporting me it makes it easier for me to compete. with no one actually within the venue. >> swimmer ryan murphy knows what it's like to compete with no fans. he won three medals and he joins us now great to see you congratulations. how hard was it to stay
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motivated without that crowd energy >> i did miss that energy. i miss the fans. i love having a crowd. as i've gotten older in this sport, it's hard to distinguish but at the same time team usa brought the energy when they were done competing themselves, they were in the stands losing their voices every day. they were close to the pool deck and we heard them and they made a positive impact on our performance. >> love saying it. you said being an elite athlete is lonely. you won three medals you have three more. do you feel better about what you accomplished and do you have a grasp on what you accomplished >> sure. i think as i've gotten older it definitely -- i still have gained a level of perspective. the sport is not easy.
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in the olympic year we're doing just about everything we can to be perfect and coming out with a couple of medals, it really does make it worth it. >> you said at the 200 meter race, it probably was not clean. that drew a lot of attention is enough being done to fight doping in your sport >> i don't think so. i've talked at length with travis tiger he's the ceo of u.s. anti-doping. he's been at the forefront of this this past year. he did ramp up his messaging he's worried about the state of international doping one thing he is calling for is consistency and transparency every country does it themselves and in the u.s. you can see
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exactly how many times myself and others have been tested. it is not like that in other countries. we have no idea what they are doing or not doing in terms of fighting doping. >> what made you feel like your competition was doped? >> basically what i just said. travis tiger has been talking about this for years now he's someone that spends every day on this subject and if he's someone that's something that potentially races aren't clean that's an opinion that i listen to and the new executive director of fina the national director of swimming he told me to my face that he believes we have a long way to go in terms of cleaning up our sport from doping. those two guys are well versed on this subject. i was asked an opinion about doping and that was how it was
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taken. that is a little bit disappointing in those two comments that i've been mentioning they are really motivated to clean up the sport and motivated to push our sport forward. >> love your project, bridgestone. encourages people with disabilities to participate. what's your plan >> i am going to lead more into the philanthropic side bridgestone is doing a lot of things with the athletes they're a big supporter of the paralympic games and giving young, adaptive athletes an opportunity to experience sport no matter what their disability is and encourage them to choose their dreams. >> did you get that pb&j that you mentioned? >> every time. just like mom makes it.
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