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in just the last two weeks. we'll go live to the scene with what we know. and more traumatic testimony from witnesses in the derek chauvin trial. the jurors saw the body cam video with george floyd struggling with officers as they tried tie rest him and they heard chauvin's justification for putting his knee on flgeorg floyd's neck. >> reporter: good morning, john. we've seen police throughout the overnight hours here in orange county, california. law enforcement has been going in and out of this complex over my shoulder. we don't know the exact involvement of these businesses. that's part of the questions of the investigators as they've been here trying to collect all of the evidence from the number of people who have been shot
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here in orange. what we do know is there are a number of houses and apartments all up and down this street, and at about dinnertime last night, people started to hear the sound of gunfire, rapid gunfire. shortly after that, police officers arriving, the sound of sirens. right after that, more gun fire. that gunfire, law enforcement tells us, was the exchange of gunshots between the first responding officers and the suspect. the suspect was wounded and taken to the hospital, but then as police entered this business park, they found four people dead. among them, a child. we don't know if it's a boy or a girl. a fifth woman injured, taken to the hospital in critical condition. police are still looking for a motive. take a look at this lieutenant on the scene. >> over the next hours, days, and weeks, we will be attempting
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to determine and get as much information on the victims, our suspect, and the relationship between those as well as the type of business. >> reporter: the relationship between all these people is going to be the political question. please did say they recovered one weapon. a little perspective on how these last couple of weeks have been, john. since the atlanta spa shootings, there have been 20 -- 20 shootings where four people have been casualties, even killed or wounded in the last weeks. john? >> thank you so much. in just a few hours prosecutors will resume their case in the derek chauvin trial. for the first time jurors saw body camera footage and heard
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chauvin's reaction after floyd was taken away in the balance. josh has more. >> reporter: good morning, john. jurors continue to hear more evidence. it was an emotional day in court yesterday as witnesses to the final moments of george floyd's life recounted and relived that experience. one thing is clear. each new piece of evidence that's been admitted is taking its toll on those who have been called to testify. more emotional testimony in the derek chauvin testimony wednesday from eyewitnesss who were feet away from the final moments of george floyd's life like 61-year-old charles mcmillian who took the stand and broke down in tears as the prosecution played this body cam video. >> mama, mama. >> i feel helpless. i don't have a moment.
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>> reporter: mcmillian would walk in that neighborhood. he hearse floyd cooperating with police as they try to get him in the squad car. >> were you trying to just help him to -- >> -- make the situation easy. >> reporter: on wednesday the jury was presented with body cam footage from all four officers. there were several angles including the moments when two safrs approached floyd while he was inside his car. officer lei pointed his handgun at floyd. he then steps out of the vehicle. floyd is cuffed and walked to the police car.
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chauvin's body cam footage showing his first interaction with floyd before his body falled to the ground. a struggle ensues between floyd and the officers. chauvin, the man wearing black gloves, places his hands around floyd's neck as another officer tries to restrain him. you hear chauvin's voice for the first time. >> i am can't control this guy because he's a sizable guy. it looks like he's probably on something. >> it takes several minutes before you hear officer raise concerns. >> roll him on his side? okay. i just worry about that ventilating or whatever. >> reporter: the jury also saw surveillance video from inside the cup foods showing george floyd shortly before he was detained. floyd was suspected of paying for cigarettes with a
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counterfeit $20 bill. >> when i saw the bill, i noticed it had a blue pigment to it kind of like a $100 bill had. i thought that was odd, so i assumed it was fake. >> reporter: christopher martin told his manager of his suspicions and they tried to bring him back in the store. when that failed, one of his co-workers called police. he says he felt guilt. >> why guilt? >> if i would have just not taken the bill, this could have been avoided. >> reporter: again, it's striking when you compare it to the former officer derek chauvin kneeling on floyd's neck as bystanders are clearly distraught, that manifesting itself from those in court who
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were there on that day. we don't know if chauvin will be testifying in his own defense wlrk he'll have any regret of his own. the trial will continue today. we will continue to bring you the latest. >> we appreciate that. thank you very much. joining us now is joey jackson and an assistant professor of law and the co-director at case western reserve university. great to have both of you here. joey, let's zero in on that, what josh just told us. you now have all of these witnesses testified to their very real human emotion of guilt and remorse. so all of these people from as you just heard, the store clerk feels gchlt he wishes he had paid for those cigarettes himself. you heard from the teenage witness who feels guilty at night. you heard the retired off duty firefighter, emt.
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she is remorseful. she wishes she could have done something. how can you have the only person in the courtroom not be derek chauvin? don't you have to put him on the stand to give him an opportunity to express that same remorse? >> well, it certainly is looking more and more like that. good morning, alisyn, gejohn, a professor. you would expect if you're teeing up this self-defense you see this wild and crazy person in the store causing issues, combative, none of the above. you see others going about, having a standard day in the community. the second problem is you go out and look at the interaction between the officers initially. they did not show him a modicum of respect. they could have been gum on the
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shoe. he complied immediately. you're going to argue self-defense. he indicated he had claustrophobia and anxiety. so all he wanted was a little bit of understanding of what he was going through. the reason i point that out, alisyn, they go to the basic issue of sympathy, humanity. so when you get to an issue like that and you see how he's bleeding for his mom and he forecasted he was going to die, he did. yes, it's looking more and more like chauvin is going to have to explain himself. quite frankly, i don't know that there's any explanation in light of what we see that could justify the actions against mr. floyd. he should not be dead. >> well, professor hardaway, regardless of whether derek chauvin takes the stand, we heard something close to realtime footage.
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i want to play it for you and get your response. >> we've got to control this guy because he's a sizable guy. it looks like he's probably on something. >> so that's close to realtime, derek chauvin saying he's a sizable guy. despite george floyd being down on the ground. what does that say to you about the mental state of derek chauvin and what it represents? >> yeah. i think it obviously is in stark contrast to the care, compassion, and the reflective remorse that, you know, the witnesses who have taken the stand so far have expressed. those who happened upon the last minutes of george floyd's life.
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but the business is exactly what he forecasted in his opening statements, and agree with joey jackson. this is an uphill battle for the defense. they forecasted this issue of the size and the concealment of illegal substances in opening statements. and so i guess they decided to go with derek chauvin's immediate response after mr. floyd was taken away in the ambulance, but i do not believe it is carrying the day in contrast from what we're seeing from the eyewitnesss. >> joanna, i know you're not a cop, but you deal with cops in your career. it sounds to me -- i'm just interpreting it from what derek chauvin says, he's a sizeable guy and has to be controlled. derek chauvin who has a badge and a gun was scared. i think what you're seeing in the convenience store, none of those folks around george floyd
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are scared. they describe him as affable, they're all talking, laughing. it's just interesting to hear that that's derek chauvin's first take. >> without question. so back to the point, right, consistent with what you're asking me about having to testify and jeff to that. we know we have the testimony he's a sizable guy. there were other officers there, is that correct? it wasn't just you dealing with him. can we agree to that? he was in cuffs. there was a time you had him on the ground. when he was on the ground, was he kicking you, biting you, doing anything which would indicate to you he represented a danger or threat to you, sir? he would be savaged. did you reassess, take a look and see if he was okay? after a min and a half, two minutes, what was he representing that posed a danger
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to you that jeffed what he did? last point, alisyn, and that's this. there's been the cueing up of the crowd, the distraction. the body cam, the only thing i can hear with the officers is get on the sidewalk and don't codrugs. what? you're talking about the officers being so distracted by the crowd, that jeffed what they did. where in the body cam was there voicing of that concern? it has to be consistent with the other evidence. today that's a big problem for them. >> professor hardaway, there's so much about this case that's riveting to the nation, most importantly because of the videotape because we're confronting as a country what many people have not seen in the white community but what is a black lived experience. we've seen the trauma raining out through witnesses in the court. i want to get your thoughts on how that reality is being brought home to a broader group of americans than before, what
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it represents in terms of reckoning and reconciliation perhaps essentially. >> yeah, thank you. that's a really important question and i'm glad you asked it. i have to say i always am concerned and feel a great sense of regret of the fact that black pain and trauma have to be put on display like this in order to live the experience and understand what it's like to be black in america. that's first and foremost. secondly, looking at this video, i have to say as a black woman watching this, it seemed like the opposite of what eric nelson promised us. this wasn't an angry crowd. it was a community going about its day. mr. floyd was at times dancing, i would imagine, to whatever music was playing inside the
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store while he was inside of it, right snanld then on the outside you see community members really concerned about the care and state of mr. floyd, right? a community member there in front of them. and so for those, you know, who may have heard the whistle, the angry crowd, and the dangerous community, i think this video all angles at multiple vantage points shows that the evidence is not going to bear that out. if he wants to take the video beyond the nine minutes or set the stage for more than 9:129, the prosecution just put it on full display for him, and it doesn't -- it doesn't -- it rings very, very hollow, let me say it that way. >> thank you both very much for all of your insights. really helpful this morning. >> thank you. more than 40 state
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legislatures are trying to rollback voting right, but one governor is going it alone to increase action sechcaccess. we talk with him about that strategy next.
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72 of the nation's prominent business owners signed a letter calling on companies to push back against a wave of states trying to restrict voting rights. more than 46 lengislators considered it. joining me now is virginia governor ralph northam. thanks for joining us on "new day." tell us what this bill is and why you felt compelled to push it forward. >> good morning. i hope you and your viewers are doing well. just as you mentioned, a lot of states are making it more difficult to vote. we know voting is the foundation, the strength of our democracy, so we signed some laws over the last couple of years. i just signed another law most recently opening up voting,
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making it less cumbersome, having 45 days of no excuse absentee voting. we have drop boxes some of virginia has taken the approach that we want to make it less cumbersome. this is a business issue as you just mentioned. i would remind businesses. take a look what we're doing in virginia. we're open for business. that's one of the reasons virginia is the number one state in this country in which to do business and businesses recognize that, and i say, welcome to america. >> it's important because you're taking the opposite step, expanding access, prohibiting discrimination and restrictions, and it's a powerful counterexample, particularly from a southern governor. obviously yesterday joe biden in pennsylvania outside pittsburgh laying out his massive, more than $2 trillion infrastructure plan. you did a recent event with secretary of transportation buttigieg about the
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infrastructure investment highlighting the impact of increased rail particularly for virginia. look, americans love their cars, i know virginians do. there's always a question outside the northeast how much folks will use the public transportation and the rail lines. tell us what impact that could have on improving people's lives and business climate in virginia if it goes forward? >> first of all, john, it's great to have a partner in washington that believes in infrastructure and transportation and really takes care of their words with actions. we've been working on this for a number of years. again, we know it's very important to our business community. and so we made an announcement with secretary pete two days ago where we really opened up rail, expanded rail through a public/private relationship with amtrak and csx. there's a bridge that crosses the potomac river called the long bridge where all the trains
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up and down the east coast have to go. it's bottleneck. we're adding new tracks to that area. we're separating freight from passenger rail. again, this will really open things up. the reality is, yes, people do love their cars, but we need to have other options. we can't pour concrete on our transportation problems. we need to get people off the roads into other means of transportation. this was a really exciting day in virginia and i think thae fat that the president sees rail as a priority is something that's good as well. >> let me talk about legalizing recreational marijuana. given virginia's proximity to d.c. and so much federal government taking place in virginia, i'm wondering what you think about this contradiction between federal law and state law when it comes ss to marijua
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legalization but currently it's a schedule i as far as marijuana and heroin. what's your take on that, and, governor, should that classification be changed? >> absolutely it should be. but virginia will be the 16th state to legalize recreational use of marijuana. as a physician, this is something we started working on two years ago by expanding the medicinal use of marijuana. last year we decriminalized marijuana. we did two very thorough studies over the last year, and we know the time is right and we want to do it right, and we can, so we'll be the 16th state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. it's an equity issue for virginia among other things. we know that blacks and whites use marijuana at the same rate, but blacks are three to times
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more likely to be arrested and convicted. so this is wrong, and we're going to right a wrong and take that step in virginia. >> governor, before we go, you were being inundated with calls after photos of black face were discovered. you apologized, you refused to resign, and you've gone on to pass very significant legis legislation as governor with high approval ratings. i wonder what lessons you have learned and whether they should apply to new york governor andrew cuomo. >> that was a difficult time. i took accountability for what happened. i said i'm going to bring good from this. i listened to a lot of people. i learned a lot. and as i tell people, john, the more i know, the more i can do. we have turned a lot of what i've learned about into action, whether it be criminal justice reform, police reform, ending the death penalty, doing things like making sure that people don't have their driver's
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license taken away because they can't pay their court fines. i'm proud that virginia stuck with me, and, again, i think we could bring a lot of good from this. >> do be clear, do you think that governor cuomo should follow your playbook as some are calling on him to do, door you think he should resign because of the allegations put forward? >> these allegations are serious, and i do believe they need to be investigated. but as far as what happens with governor cuomo, that's up to the people of new york. >> governor northam from virginia, thank you for joining thouns day. >> thank you. prosecutors are stepping up an investigation ggs mr. former president trump's finances. maggie haberman has all the new reporting. that's next. sensodyne sensitivity and gum gives us a dual action effect that really takes care of both our teeth sensitivity as well as our gum issues. there's no question it's something
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new developments into the investigation of former president trump's finances. the federal prosecutors have
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subpoenaed records from allen weisselberg in an apparent effort to get him to continue. maggie hab german is a correspondent for "the new york times." great to see you. you want to find out about politics, follow allen weiss weisselberg. he's been with the trump organization since donald trump's father was involved. how significant is this move by the prosecutor? >> look, it's significant, in that they're trying to squeeze allen weisselberg who's been there for many decades who knows where the bodies might be buried if there are bodies. he's not been charged with anything, we should make that clear, but they're trying to pressure or press allen weisselberg to possibly coop with them. what they're looking at with regard to his personal bank records is any gifts he may have received from the trump organization and there are
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question wls these were properly marked in tax forms and so forth. and so will this end up resulting in cooperation with allen weisselberg? i think it will take a lot. i think he did not bend other than limited immunity to testify against michael cohen with respect to the payment to stormy daniels who allegedly had an affair with donald trump. but it's a key to learning a lot. >> he's an interesting character. he's a lockbox up until now. you never see allen weisselberg quoted. you never see him interviewed on tv. hi he appears to have been a dutiful soldier for donald trump. it's hard to say if you'd know if he's ever turn and help the prosecution, but here's how often he came up in michael cohen's testimony as being a key player. >> weisselberg is executive 1,
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correct? >> yes. the bottom signature, i believe, is allen weisselberg. i was instructed by allen. in the office with me was allen weiss weisselberg. >> mr. weisselberg for sure. >> allen weisselberg. >> allen weisselberg. >> allen weisselberg. >> who would know the answer to those questions? >> allen weisselberg. >> now it's time for allen weisselberg to explain what he knows. if they don't have anything, can they force him to say where the bodies are buried? >> look. i think he's going to resist it as long as he possibly can. we have no way of knowing what if anything is there in terms of the records they're subpoenaing in terms of his personal finances. so if there is something there they can find as a pressure point, that could make it harder for him to withstand. as i said, he's been with the company for a very long time. it ooh going to take a lot and a
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while, i think, based on everything conversation i've had to get him to turn on trump in some way. >> but, you know, maggie, a lot of what's being looked at is stuff that the president -- the ex-president has spoken to in the past. basically a pattern that some think in common of deflating values for certain purposes and increasing them for others. the d.a. has gotten bank records for the first time, accountant records for the first time. we know the case for southern springs where donald trump has said, well, you know, i -- one year i thought it was $80 million. the next year, $150 million. i made the evaluation change. again, we're focusing on the trial of the murder of george floyd, a black man who was
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killed by a police officer after passing a counterfeit $20 bill and yet we're getting treated in some quarters as if you can increase the value of a property by a whim from $80 million to $150 and it's all perfectly normal. what's wrong with that picture? if that's not two americas, i don't know what is. what the hell is wrong with this picture? >> watching what has happened with george floirksd watching what has happened in the trial is horrendous, watching what the witnesses are testifying to is painful and a remind over systemic inequality particularly in police departments. in terms of whether donald trump broke the law, i'm not a lawyer, so i cannot say i'm a prosecutor. i can't speak to that. but certainly there are levels at which wealthy people play in new york, elsewhere in this country where, again, i'm not a lawyer, so i can't say donald
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trump broke the law and got away with it, which is where i think the question goes. >> no, no, no. it's about two structures. >> right. again, i'm not a lawyer, so i can't speak to whether there's a system -- whether or not there's actually a different system or not. certainly on the face of it, at least when it comes to real estate, but when you hear of somebody saying, yes, i did that in this way, but you are right, john, in new york anyway, that's been described by a number of people who have worked for major real estate developers as a fairly common practice or a known practice. yes, it speaks to the fact that people are treated as acceptable or okay and we'll see if that is the case at the end of this investigation. >> maggie, thank you very much for all of your reporting and sharing it with us. john, your framing of that, i think it just puts everything into stark relief about george floyd at the end of the day was held at gun point because of a $20 counterfeit bill. >> correct.
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and money can get moved around and it's all considered acceptable in some quarters. a tale of two cities in this case. >> okay. so france is about to close school again as that nation heads into the third lockdown. the u.s. is taking a different tact. which one will work?
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france is imposing another national lockdown this weekend as president macron warns the country risks, quote, losing control over the coronavirus. average cases there surging again, nearing levels of last fall's peak. cnn's melissa bell is live with more. what's the situation on the ground, melissa? >> reporter: this was a speech
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emmanuel macron resisted and resisted. it wasn't that he buckled under the pressure as he did the numbers. it's reaching the peak as we saw of 30,000 to 40,000 cases a day. it's driven very much by the new variant first discovered in the united kingdom. it now represents the vast majority in germany and france and italy. it leads to hospitalization. you need to look at the next two weeks and what that's going to mean for the icu. at the very peak in france there were just over 7,000 people in icu being treated for covid-19. the french government says it's now create 10ing 10,000 icu bed. it's a variant that spreads faster and leads to more hospitalizations. as you know in fork, the vaccine campaign simply hasn't gone fast
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enough to keep ahead of the spread. icus once again under the threat in paris as it is elsewhere. for the next month we're going to be under a partial lockdown for a third time in france, this even as the icus are saying, some of the heads there, that they're not sure they're going to have the ability to cope with those incoming numbers, alisyn. >> oh, no. melissa, we really feel for you. we feel for you, remember that experience, and we'll be watching closely whether that's harbinger we're facing. thank you very much for all of that reporting. okay. so on a good note, new this morning, pfizer is seeking full approval of its coronavirus vaccine and the drugmaker reports it's 91% effective even six months after someone gets vaccinated. pfizer reports also that it appears highly protective against the south african variant. joining us is dr. michael
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osterholm, the director for infectious disease, research, and policy at the university of minnesota. good to see you. let's talk about france versus us, taking two different tactics. they're going into lockdown again and we're keeping our fingers crossed that people can somehow keep up, you know, the masking and social distancing while we endure whatever these variants are. there is one more factor. that is in terms of vaccinated population. in france, only 4% of the population is vaccinated. as of yesterday in the united states, 16.5%. so tell us we're not heading in the direction of france. >> i wish i could, but i think it's even more important to note that while you're highlighting france, if you actually look at a number of other european countries, particularly 0 ly hu and poland, we're seeing a surge. france is in real trouble. it's going to happen here.
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it's the harbinger of things to come. let me put the vaccination into context. an incredibly important part of it. pfizer is confirming what we all said. this is a great vaccine. but look at the state of michigan. you can see where they're at right now. they've had over 162 outbreaks in schools over the last week and they're actually above average in terms of their vaccine program compared to the whole country of the united states. it shows this level of vaccine we have is not going to be able to stop the surge of the b b.1.1.7. coming. >> michael, you've been warning these variants could lead to a fourth wave and the specific in the states say it's a real and present danger. i want to talk about the news out of pfizer, not just the 100%
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efficacy for age 1/2s 12 to 14. they say it might only have a six months' impact, which means folks vaccinated now -- >> isn't it at least six months? >> at least six months, but it raises the question of when folks might need a booster, and that could be as early as fall. how does that significantly play out against the race of new variants. >> you're right. we're going to have to continue to monitor that. i'm optimistic it will have more resistance to the variant. you know, the last time i was on with you, alisyn, we talked about the fact of trying to extend single doses to as many people as possible. we keep hearing in the media every day, we're vaccinating 3 million people every day. that's not really quite the story. remember, this is a two-dose vaccine reg mission, so really 1.5 million per day.
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we still have people 65 and older who have not had a drop of vaccine yet. boy, could we use more people being protected before this b.1.1.7. surge occur here. this b.1.1.7. surge is going to happen. it's not a question of if. it's going to happen. if you follow what's happened in the past year, the upper midwest and northeast light up first. they have the first set of cases and the southern sunbelt cases light up next. even though we're seeing a few cases in that area, mark my word, we're going to see more. that's the key message. >> so far we've been able to count on your predictions like clockwork. it was january 8th you said there would be a new surge. not many were saying that at the time. here we are. you say roughly eight weeks. here we are, roughly eight weeks later, and we're starting to see that. i know that gives you no
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comfort, but your predictions have proven true. let me ask you about the people half vaccinated like myself. if you've gotten one dose of moderna or pfizer, how protected are you right now? >> i saw in a publication cdc put out. after the first dose, you have 80% protection. imagine vaccinating one person with two doses. one at 90%, one at zero percent. if i vaccinated both of you, that's 80% protection for both of you. that is the better position to be in. there was a major paper published this past week that demonstrated the very low likelihood of new variants emerging because of the single-dose approach. remember, we're only saying single dose temporarily. we're delaying the second dose. we want people to get it, but let's wait till we have much
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more vaccine in the stockpile in may and april -- june, and wait for the surge. i'm telling you right now, we're beginning to surge. denying it is not going to stop it. we're walking into the mouth of the monster like it's not here. it's here. now is the time to do what we must do to slow down transmission, not open up, and get the vaccine out to more people. >> professor >> thank you. >> sarah palin announcing she has coronavirus. the former alaska governor and 2008 gop vice presidential nominee told "people" magazine that other members of her family are also sick with the virus, including her 12-year-old son trigg who has downs syndrome which makes somebody particularly vulnerable smeep was tested after losing her sense of taste and smell and is now speaking out in favor of
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some say this is my greatest challenge ever. now to trick out these lights. but i've seen centuries of this. with a companion that powers a digital world, traded with a touch. the gold standard, so to speak ;) president biden's child tax credit is designed in part to help working moms who had to abandon their jobs to care for their children. but many women will still be forced to choose between working and caregiving. cnn's bianna golodryga has more. >> reporter: like millions of other women, diana put her career on hold for most of 2020. >> when the pandemic hit, i was like, look, i need to scale
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back. >> reporter: with her son at home doing remote learning and her daughter's day care shuttered. >> it's not humanly possible to do a full-time job and do all the things on top of that. feed the kids and the constant interruptions. >> reporter: today there are fewer interruptions and more time for work. >> i was able to take on the project, which is exciting. >> reporter: she says that's because her 9-year-old son is back in school in person five days a week and her 4-year-old daughter sophia is in day care full time. >> i think it's a game changer for my mental health. it helps to have that routine to not have to juggle that with my spouse. >> reporter: another game changer? >> help is here, and hope is on the way. >> reporter: the biden administration's covid-19 relief bill putting billions of dollars toward reopening schools and child care facilities. as well as a child tax credit
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aimed at working moms like diana. >> i am excited about it. $360 a month for a child under 6, which is what sophia is. it pays a week of child care or $360 worth of groceries. >> reporter: but many moms are still facing road blocks. >> all three of our kids have been home since the beginning of the pandemic doing school remotely. trying to work and manage three different sets of curriculum was impossible. >> reporter: we first met seattle area pastor meredith dodd in january. >> the church could find another pastor in this moment, but my kids could not find another mother. >> reporter: she reluctantly left her job to oversee remote learning for her three children, each with special needs. >> all three of my kids have medical issues. keeping them safe and healthy is the highest priority at this point. >> reporter: the dodd children
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likely won't be returning to school until they are vaccinated, which means meredith will delay returning to the pulpit. >> this is my last sunday serving as the pastor of brynn mar. i don't know when i can accept a position back in the church long term. i can't make that kind of commitment until my kids can safely return full time to school and child care. >> reporter: 2.3 million women left the labor force. the worst levels in more than three decades with women of color being particularly hard hit. research from the women's law center also shows that the longer someone is out of a job, the harder it is to find another comparably paying one. >> i would love to see women coming back to work and getting interview questions like, what did you learn during the pandemic, rather than y is there a two-year gap on your resume. >> reporter: but solutions are possible. >> we're looking at helping to move the fairness act through
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congress. this makes sure you can't have a double standard and using your prior pay to set your current pay. instead what you look at is how qualified are you? >> you scaled back. now you are starting to pick up again. >> yes. >> does that make you optimistic? >> yes, i would never envision leaving the workforce. i worry that so many women are in that position that they have to leave a job that they love. >> reporter: bianna golodryga, cnn, new york. >> our thanks to bianna for that. "new day" continues right now. new video dominated testimony wednesday, including this police body camera footage showing the initial moments of george floyd's arrest. >> if i would have just not taken the bill, this could have been avoided. >> helpless. >> new cases are climbing. the national daily average up a
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quarter in the last week. >> by the fall, i think there's a good possibility we'll be vaccinating teenagers 12 and up. >> we are so close, so very close to getting back to the everyday activities, but now we're not quite there yet. >> this is "new day" with alisyn camerota and john berman. >> morning, everyone. welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. john berman is off. john avlon is here. great to have you here with us. >> good morning. another mass shooting in the united states. four people, including a child, killed in an office complex in orange, california, near los angeles. another victim is in critical condition at this hour. police say the suspected gunman is in custody and injured. no word yet on a motive or the relationship between the suspect and the victims. of course, this once again raises the awareness of the hideous epidemic of gun violence in america. there have been at least 20 mass shootings in just the two weeks
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since the spa shootings in atlanta. and the derek chauvin murder trial resumes this morning after a day of heart-wrenching testimony. new police body cameras captured george floyd's struggle with police trying to arrest him and chauvin's realtime reaction after floyd was taken away in an ambulance. floyd's dying moments brought one witness to tears. >> i can't breathe. i can't breathe. >> stop moving. >> mama. mama. mama. mama. >> oh, my god. helpless


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