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different. >> congratulations to jim sciutto there. again, he's a mets fan. it's nice for him to win something, some day he finally gets some kind of victory. >> sweet. it was fun while it lasted. it was fun to be dominant in the bracket while it lasted. >> thanks very much, andy. "new day" continues right now. ♪ 19 states have seen increases in cases over the last week, including parts of the northeast and midwest. >> pockets of infection around the country. particularly in younger people who haven't been vaccinated and school age children. >> the bottom line message is the virus will do what it's going to do and we have to respond somehow. the chief testified chauvin violated the department's neck restraint policy. >> what is the officer supposed to do to a person in crisis? >> attempt to deescalate that situation. >> every step along the way, everyone is trying to save a life or that's at least what should be taking place. that didn't happen.
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>> announcer: this is "new day" with alisyn camerota and john berman. >> welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. this is "new day." and, happening now, we are learning that president biden is moving up the deadline for coronavirus vaccine eligibility by two weeks. he wants every adult age 16 and older in every state to be eligible to get vaccinated by april 19th. that date had been may 1st. so this move again we're just learning about it now. what does this tell us about how the government thinks it is getting the vaccine to the people who need it most. >> you really built the suspense in that one. thank you. president biden will out the the pace of vaccinations during a visit to a vaccine site today. but of course there's growing concern about the spread of variants. the highly contagious uk variant now being reported in all 50 states. nearly 80,000 new coronavirus cases across the country
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yesterday as states continue relaxing their restrictions like this sold out ballpark on opening day for the texas rangers on monday. cnn's jeremy diamond is live at the white house with this developing news. so what's the plan for vaccinations, jeremy? >> good morning, alisyn. president biden trying to move up the target date for all americans to try to get vaccinated. april 19th is that new date that president biden is setting for all american adults to be eligible to receive a coronavirus vaccine. about a month ago he set that deadline, that target deadline for states to may 1st. now, we should note that most states have already opened eligibility to all americans age 16 or older. and only five states were set to do so on may 1st. rather than earlier. so, the president certainly trying to move the target date here and he can do so directly with the pharmacy program, the community vaccination sites and other federally controlled programs. the rest of it will be up to the states to follow suit here.
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but it is part of a pattern of president biden trying to move up the target as he is able to throughout this vaccination process. you'll remember that the president had set that goal of 100 million shots in arms in 100 days. now that is 200 million and the white house and the country is well on its way to 167 million doses administered so far. now we do expect the president to be visiting one of those vaccination sites in alexandria, virginia, just outside of the washington, d.c. this afternoon. he'll then come back to the white house to deliver remarks on the state of vaccinations. one other number that he's expected to out the is the fact that 75% of individuals age 65 or older who are, of course, at highest risk of hospitalization and death, they have already received one dose at least of this coronavirus vaccine. john? >> jeremy diamond at the white house with the developing news the president wants everyone eligible for a vaccine by april 19th. joining us now cnn medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta.
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that date moving nearly two weeks sooner. this is as we're averaging now, what, 3 million doses administered a day. what does this all tell you? >> yeah. it tells me they want to try get to these vaccines into increasingly younger people. we know about 75% of people over the age of 65 now have at least some immunity. but what we're seeing around the country is as a result of older populations now being protected, in part that's the reason why we're seeing younger people become increasingly infected. they were not prioritized for the vaccine understandably because they're at lower risk of getting severely ill and dying, but now they need to be vaccinated as well to try and stem the surge that we're seeing in places like michigan. i think that's the signal. vaccine hesitancy is a concern, vaccine fade is a concern. i do really need to get vaccinated? the answer is yes and we have clear signs of that from places
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like michigan and minnesota. >> of course the devil is in the details. president biden can say he wants this. it will be up to the states to distribute it. to administer them and so, how tall of an order will it be to -- this is for vaccinating people 18 years and older, right? >> 16. >> is it 16 or 18? >> so pfizer is 16. you can get the pfizer -- get it as young as 16. some of the trials are now on going for younger than that. you're right. the devil in the details here. people have to get to want to get the vaccine and i think the message that the message that a lot of people are hearing that this is a concern for people who have pre-existing conditions and who are older and that is true in terms of severe illness and death. but again, we would do well to pay attention to what's happening in michigan. still have increased transmission of the virus. the vaccine can help. younger people should get vaccinated especially as we think about the fall next year.
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that will help really decrease the potential resurgence. i think overall in the country i'm still optimistic about things because vaccinations have preceded at such a fast rate, the weather is getting warmer, the confluence of events is still in our favor. you're seeing that race versus the vaccine play out realtime. >> it's important to get to young people. they're more affected by the new variants than they have been. i also imagine this moving up the date -- one of the things i've been watching is when will demand lag behind supply. when will supply finally outpace demand. we're vaccinated 3 million people a day now and it may come sun. there may be a point soon there's more supply out there than people want to get the shots. >> right. and frankly, you know, i think when they first announced the may 1st date, i think in the back of the mind when they did
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the back of the envelope calculations that was sort of the date where they thought, hey, look, let's open up eligibility at that point because we worry about this idea that the supply will then outpace demand. now i think in fact by moving it to april 19th there's sort of telegraphing that we think that might even happen earlier. so within the next couple of weeks. if we stay on pace, we should vaccinate -- have another 45 million doses roughly administered by april 19th. and at that point, they say well, you know, the supply issues may actually start to outstrip demand. let's open up eligibility and make sure younger people who may have been sitting it out so far go ahead and sign up and get their vaccine. >> sanjay, john and i have been talking about how much we learned over the course of the year. and by we, i mean, top scientists. and about how little we knew and i'll never forget the morning you were here on the set talking about how we have to disinfect
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the surfaces, the desks that we sit at and how easy it is to disinfect and wipe down surfaces and how after that we were all wiping down all of our groceries and wiping down our card board boxes that were delivered. that whole process. and then yesterday the director of the cdc dr. walensky came out and changed the guidance. here is that. >> disinfection is only recommended in indoor settings, schools and homes where there's been a sus suspected or confirmed case of covid-19 within the last 24 hours. >> that's different. >> yeah. right, it is different. i did some of the videos myself of wiping down groceries and all that. it took a year to sort of have enough evidence to say that surface transmission wasn't as big a concern. still little bit of a concern and like dr. walensky said within 24 hours if someone has been covid positive still wipe down surfaces. but it is interesting -- i mean,
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you know, i think one of the things that we've learned i think more than anything else besides the specific point is how do you behave in the face of u uncertainty. keep in mind, you talk about the norovirus, flu virus can spread easily by surfaces. was this going to behave totally differently or in the same way? in the beginning as you point out we didn't know. what side do you ere on, let's be careful and wipe down groceries and stuff and wipe down surfaces or do you ere on the side of maybe we don't have to worry about it. this is how this played out. so in this case the surfaces tend to be a very, very low likelihood of transmission, but airborne, which we didn't think was as big a concern is a much bigger concern. we learned that as well. >> cleaning stuff never hurt anybody. >> well. >> i'm just saying, you can clean stuff. if you want to keep cleaning
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stuff, it's not going to hurt. >> i don't regret it. i'm marveling over how much has changed over the course of the year. >> thank you very much. >> you got it. this morning the judge will determine whether jurors will hear from george floyd's friend who was with him as you can see in this video when they were confronted by police and who reportedly does not want to incriminate himself. on monday the minneapolis police chief testified against chauvin, saying he violated policies when he pinned floyd with his knee on his neck. cnn's josh campbell is live outside of the courthouse in minneapolis with more. josh, what have you observed and learned? >> reporter: yeah, good morning to you alisyn. yesterday it was more damning testimony for the defense. the focus was on training that minneapolis police officers received in the use of force as well as medical training. this requirement that officers have to render aid to people in distress even if they are in an officer's custody. now, continuing theme that we've
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seen is that so much of the damning testimony here is coming from derek chauvin's own former colleagues, including yesterday the chief of police himself who was asked about when he saw that video that now infamous bystander video if what took place on the video comported with the minneapolis police department's training. take a listen to his answer. >> is it your belief then that this particular form of restraint, if that's what we'll call it, in fact violates departmental policy. >> i absolutely agree that violates our policy. once mr. floyd had stopped resisting and certainly once he was in distress and trying to verbalize that, that should have stopped. >> reporter: now, looking ahead for today, we're expected to hear from at least two witnesses including one friend of george floyd maurice hall in the vehicle on that day here last
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may. we're expecting him to invoke the fifth amendment and actually not testify, but he will be questioned by the judge this morning. we're also expecting to hear from another minneapolis police sergeant the head of their crisis intervention program. the theme there for prosecutors to show that the training that derek chauvin received was not on display that day here in may during that encounter with george floyd. alisyn? >> josh, thank you for all of that. joining us now cnn law enforcement analyst charles ramsey, the former philadelphia police commissioner and d.c. chief and assistant professor of law and the codirector of social justice institute at case western reserve university. great to have both of you. commissioner, i want to ask you because you were a police chief for 17 years. i want to get your impressions of what you thought of chief air dan know. >> first of all, chief arradondo is highly respected among professionals. he laid out the truth which is
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the policy, the training and the fact that chauvin's actions weren't consistent with the training that he received. and i don't know if he could have done any more than that. >> professor, it's unusual. we just don't see that often police chiefs testifying against officers. bakari sellers last hour said derek chauvin got tossed over the blue wall we have come to know. what do you think the jurors see here? professor, can you hear me? >> yes, i can hear you. can you say that last part. you went out. >> i was saying what do you think the jurors saw here when the police chief testifying against an officer which is something we very rarely see. >> well, number one, we know that in minneapolis chief aa
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arradondo spent a lot of time with the community so many believe him to be a friend of the community. to have him there speaking unequivocally, unwaveringly and very patiently for hours about the fact that the defendant violated three policies and that in no shape, form or fashion -- >> our transmission with professor hardaway is coming -- >> in any of the training. >> we'll work on helping that transmission. and so, commissioner, wasn't it interesting to hear as the professor just said how unequivocal the chief was about the policy and the training and to hear the woman tasked be training police officers, this in no way, having a knee on the neck for nine minutes is in no training manual, it's in no training course, it was an improvised maneuver, the woman
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who is tasked with training them said, so i don't know how you get around that if you are the defense. that was clear as day yesterday. >> what was clear as day because that's just a fact. it's just true. but getting back to this whole notion how unusual it is, it's unusual for it to be in court or on tv that a chief is testifying against one of his members. normally these things occur during arbitration hearings, which obviously are not televised at all. it happens more often than you believe that includes other members of the department other than just the chief testifying against another member who has done something or engaged in some act of misconduct, what have you. it's not as unusual as some would think. but let me just -- i know how bad it looks because it is bad when you look at the video tape of chauvin's actions. and all that is outside of policy. this is going to come down to the medical examiners and what
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actually caused the death of george floyd. the defense is setting it up that it wasn't solely the actions of chauvin. it was the drugs so forth. now, all they need is to show us that it was a significant contribution to the death of george floyd but this is still an uphill battle in a lot of ways. this is not over when the defense starts putting on their witnesses, they're going to have people that will talk extensively about other things that took place such as the drugs, enlarged heart, all those kinds of things trying to take away from the actions of chauvin. chauvin's actions were clearly inappropriate, but the defense is going to hone in on other aspects. >> we heard from the e.r. doctor who said it was asphyxia and said he believed it was caused by the knee. what do you think the prosecution needs to do with its witnesses then? and we haven't heard yet from the medical examiners. they're on the prosecution
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witness list. what do you think the prosecution needs to do with them before the defense makes their case? >> they have to hammer home what they've already hammered home and that is that the actions of derek chauvin was a significant reason why mr. floyd died. his actions were not consistent with training or policy. they did inhibit oxygen flow and blood flow to the brain and really caused him to die. in other words, had chauvin not done what he did would george floyd be dead at the same moment in time. i don't believe so but i'm not a medical professional. they really have to hone in on that and keep driving it home as they cross-examine and everything else because all they need to do is raise that one little bit of doubt in one juror and they won. they won in the sense of not getting a conviction. so, the prosecution still has a lot of work to do in terms of
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really trying to hone in on the cause of death and connected to chauvin's actions. >> commission ramsey, thank you very much. great to talk to you and our thanks to professor hardaway also. the head of the capital police union warns that hundreds of officers could quit after last friday's deadly attack. so we'll talk with the leader of a task force that reviewed the security failures around the capitol insurrection. what does he say has to happen next there. aliens are real, alright. there's just too much evidence. kill weeds not the lawn with roundup for lawns products. to veteran spouses everywhere we salute you. we salute how you balanced work, family and home life. we salute your courage. and your service.
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insurrection. you have concluded your review. what have you learned about how that happened on january 6th? >> well, alisyn, our review focussed on how to prevent it from happening again. as you know, the department of justice and the fbi has been doing diligent work on who done it and possibly why they did it. but our focus was on how do we harden the capitol, how do we do what needs to be done to help the capitol police in their resources and their training and intelligence capability as well as significant focus on capitol along how to protect the capitol and sergeant at arms officer in both the house and the senate. so that basically was our focus, alisyn. >> so let's look at what your safety recommendations are. increased capitol police staffing. improve the forces intelligence gathering capabilities. create mobile fencing, enhanced
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protections members of congress. let's dig into this. increase capitol police staffing by how much? how many more officers do they need? >> well, to start off with allison, 233 short of 1,800 plus authorization of uniformed officers. that is exacerbated by last year the capitol police did not get to conduct the class of officers through the academy because of covid. just couldn't be done. so they are short 233 as we speak as of last week of authorization. and we recommended plus up of 800. almost 200 plus of those are for dignitary protection and the remainder would go into intelligence as well as the line officers. the line officers numbers we speak of are to address the 720,000 hours of overtime that the capitol police consumed last year, much of that is attributed
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to the civil disturbances that happened in washington last year, but this has been going on for over a decade, the extensive use of overtime. we think that attributed to a lot of the overtime the capitol officers have to do because they don't have enough staff. and that numbers need to be increased. that's why we recommended those increase in the number of officers, alisyn. >> i understand how 8 00 more officers would certainly help stave off the violent mob on january 6th. what about the car attack on friday? could more officers have prevented that? or is there a different fix? >> there are different fixes. you know, the technique i did it several times when we were there for six weeks, drive up to the capitol, have privilege to go into the one of the drive-in
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parking lots. the officers stand out front which is a procedure that they used is a tactic, as you said to walk up to that car. did it many mornings going to the capitol. and they check your id card. they ask you to open your trunk and they made you wore a vehicle then the vehicle is allowed to proceed up to the behalfers. when you get to the baffers you get the thumbs up and are allowed in. the technique that afternoon last friday afternoon when that individual slammed his car into the officers unexpectedly, there will be techniques or tactics they will apply to provide further protection to those officers. every time we use one tactic the aggressor or the opposition come up with a new challenge to that. and they will be looking at that. and there are tactics that could
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be used in the future. but in the meantime, the capitol police are protecting the capitol as they prepare to bury another one of their brothers, officer evans. so this is a tough time. but they'll get through it. >> well, given everything that you've learned during this review, given the staffing shortages, do you believe that lawmakers today are safe? >> yes. that comes with a lot of great sacrifice. a lot of these officers, alisyn, have been working 12, 15 hours a day going on a year now with all the things that happened last summer through 1/6, they went from 12-hour days some to 15-hour days some six, seven days a week. that's a lot of stress. that's a lot of time at work. and it has stressed the force. >> i hear you. look, i'm not trying to denigrate them, maybe they are too stressed and too shorthanded
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to adequately protect lawmakers. >> i don't think that's the case, alisyn. i think they have sufficient force. reorganizations they have and can done inside the force to provide the officers they need and they have several hundred national guards there with them all the time just after we did at 9/11, we put 250 national guards at the capitol for two years. it is protected. it is safe and officers are doing their job. >> general russell honore, thank you so much for sharing your findings. >> condolences to the evans' family. >> indeed. coronavirus cases are skyrocketing in michigan. up next, cnn takes you to the pandemic's new epicenter. what doctors -- why doctors there say this surge is different than before. >> i came in and saw our unit
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♪ michigan just reported more than 11,000 new coronavirus cases. cases have quadrupled there in the last month. hospitalizations have tripled. so, yes, there is a new surge there. but if even more concern a new type of patient. cnn's miguel marquez just returned from speaking to patients and doctors in michigan and miguel joins us now. miguel? >> reporter: yeah, john. we visited two hospitals in michigan, both of them seeing a sharp increase in patients from this new surge. a year on and this virus is still proving tricky to defeat. >> how are you? >> reporter: fred was on his way to get vaccinated. >> i was going there and i didn't feel right. >> reporter: he got a covid-19 test instead. it was positive. >> you were right at the finish line. >> there was a lot of -- there's a lot of emotional baggage that
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went with that. >> reporter: he says he got it from his 19-year-old son, andy, his wife betsy was fully vaccinated with the moderna vaccine. she got covid-19 with only minor symptoms. the virus hammered fred, 54 years old and no underlying conditions. >> i felt like i went ten rounds with mike tyson. i was absolutely, physically exhausted. i mean, i felt like i had been beat up. i had felt like i had been in a car accident. it was crazy. >> reporter: tina thinks her son's soccer club brought the coronavirus into her home. >> even though we're all masked up around the sidelines, everyone is yelling. >>reporter: her boys got it with no symptoms. her husband jason got a bad case. her's was worse. >> they said, yeah, you have
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pneumonia. caused from covid. so, we're going to admit you. and here i am. >> reporter: how surprised are you to be in this bed? >> very shocked. >> reporter: the 44-year-old mother of two with no underlying conditions. outdoorsy, active, never sick, adhered to coronavirus guidelines never thought she would get covid or that it would hit her this hard. >> it's weird. you feel like you're suffocating a little bit. i don't know. it's hard to explain because you get really lightheaded and you're just like, wo. clammy. >> reporter: two cases of thousands in the wolverine state now in its third coronavirus surge. >> we're not to where we were back in november/december, but i would say that the rate of increase seems more drastic than it did back then. >> at lansing, covid-19 admissions have risen 600% in a month. >> we're trying to see where we can pull extra staff from.
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>> the hospital had disbanded its covid incident command center with cases piling up they've reestablished it. >> in december we had high close of 150 patients. right now we have 95. at the rate it's going if it doesn't abate we'll be at 150 paishts in 15 days. >> 15 days? >> do you know where the top of curve is? >> no. >> reporter: doctor who specializes in caring for patients with covid at beaumont health royal oak, part of the largest healthcare system in michigan. covid tests of some patients sent for dna analysis indicate a worrying sign. sharp increase in the newmore contagious possibly more lethal b.1.1.7 variant. >> right now the regular covid tests we do, that's still just showing covid/no covid. we do send a lot out to the state and showing 40% of the patients b.1.1.7. >> oh, right. >> yeah, big%.
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>> reporter: those get vaccinated hospitalizations for them have plummeted. now the hospitalized typically younger and healthier. >> each surge brought different challenges and when we address them, we felt very strong that we had this disease under attack. but then we're thrown a curveball. >> reporter: for healthcare workers an exhausting year getting longer. >> the first day i came in and saw that our unit was full of covid patients again, it was really difficult. i had tears in my eyes. >> 22 years a registered nurse. >> yes. >> reporter: how hard is the last year been? >> harder. >> why? >> people are dying. i'm sorry. >> reporter: why is this so hard to talk about? >> because. i just saw it yesterday. >> reporter: what did you see? >> i had a patient passed away. >> reporter: the weight of so much sickness and death, that burden getting only heavier.
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so that last nurse you heard from, she said she just wants a normal day at work. she would love to deal with somebody who just needs their gull bladder out. back to you guys. >> miguel, can we just go back to that mom, that young mom, tina for a second, mother of two. as you say, young, healthy, compliant with precautions. so, the thinking is that her kids outdoor sports activities are what brought covid into the house? >> reporter: yeah. this is one of the concerns that the state has been talking about for some time. schools, youth sports, those sorts of things where you have lots of people gathered together, that was a tented arena, parents, kids, everybody together. the most concerning thing about her case is that her kids got it. she's not sure whether the kids got it or husband got it first but the kids had zero symptoms. the husband got very sick. didn't have to be hospitalized. she only had to be hospitalized because she had pneumonia and
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fortunately she's out of the hospital since we shot that story. she got out yesterday. she's doing well. it is shocking how much of the youth sports leagues and just people getting together in that way especially with the shouting and yelling is a problem. >> i have to say, it's devastating to see that nurse after this year losing patients still at this point. we lost so many over time, miguel, but in a certain way each death now is somehow even sadder, right? because it's approaching the point where it's unnecessary. i guess what i want to ask you is you've been to so many states, so many hospitals at this point, what was it like there compared to the other places you've been a year plus into this. >> reporter: look, it was shocking not only being in michigan but getting from new york to michigan. the lines at the airports the planes, the airports, the hotels, the restaurants, everything packed not only in new york but once you get on the ground in michigan.
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it's like life has gone on. people are in restaurants, having loud conversations, big groups, no masks, nobody knows who is vaccinated. nobody knows who isn't. it's uncomfortable because such early steps. everybody seems to think the elderly are getting vaccinated they're fine. we don't have to worry about it anymore and it's back to life as normal and it's not. >> thank you to you and your team going to these places, showing us the suffering still very much happening. we appreciate it. we want to remember some of the nearly 556,000 americans lost to coronavirus. chicago elementary school nurse beverly finally gardener recently retired but continued to work remotely part time. colleagues said she was a friend to many who will be sorely missed. the teacher's union called her passing a tremendous loss for the school. janet sawer had many roles in her life, wait resz, best
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known around orlando, florida, as a former tv health reporter. her twin daughters seen here as well remember her as a bright light with a big heart. she was 61 years old. we'll be right back. up to one million dollars. that's how much university of phoenix is committing to create 400 scholarships this month alone. because we believe everybody deserves a chance. see what scholarships you may qualify for at phoenix.edu
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new this morning, the former crown prince of jordan now declaring his loyalty to his half brother, king abdullah ii after being accused over the weekend of plotting to destabilize the country. cnn is life in amman with more. what's the latest? >> reporter: well, alisyn, after the dramatic events over the weekend on monday evening the royal court announcing that the king had delegated this issue, the crisis, to his uncle to try and resolve and mediate and shortly after that a letter published by the royal court signed by the prince as you mentioned he pledges allegiance to the king and the crown prince and the country's constitution. let me read you a for the of that letter which he says, quote, i put myself at the disposal of his majesty the king, national interest must
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remain above all else and we must stand behind his majesty, the king. real clear shift in tone here if you compare this to the videos and audio recordings that were leaked over the weekend of a defiant former crown prince where he says he's not going to obey the orders as he says from the military to seize all communications and to stay at home. and he says that he was going to escalate. but even after the publishing of this letter there's so many questions remained unanswered and so many people in the country do not understand what happened. they've been presented with two competing narratives. the government accusing the former crown prince of conspireing with foreign entities of working with several individuals here in this country who have been detained since to try to destabilize jordan to undermine its national security. you've got the crown -- the former crown prince in that video statement basically saying
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that he's not part of any foreign conspiracy, that the government levels that accusation against anyone who tries to speak out. but it doesn't seem that jordanians are going to get many answers any time soon in the past couple of hours the country's judicial authorities have put a gag order on this case banning anyone from publishing or posting anything related to this case clearly they are very keen to try and put this chapter behind them and try to restore the image of a stable country that has been incredibly damaged by this crisis. john? >> keep us posted the next few days very delicate to say the least. the republican governor of arkansas vetoed an anti-transgender health care bill that sailed through the state legislature. the measure would have barred doctors from providing gender affirming medicine or surgery to transgender people under 18. they called the bill a vast government overreach that would have interfered with the
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over to our two-day champion on the end, scott. did you come up with the correct response? who wanted to kick that field goal? that is a great question. should be correct, but, unfortunately for this game today, that's incorrect and you are going to lose zero. thank you for that. >> that awesomely uncomfortably awkward but funny moment for aaron rodgers. it brought back stinging memories from the playoffs last season that cost rodgers and the
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packers a trip to the super bowl. before we get to the meat of this very serious discussion about who will host jeopardy going forward, explain what we just saw there. i think people who don't watch the show or watch football may be a bit confused about how much that contestant just trolled aaron rodgers. >> and on the very first day of rodgers hosting. he'll be on for the next two weeks, part of this guest hosting trial process. it was great television. it was taped back in february, right after the packers lost the chance to go to the super bowl. and this contestant on "jeopardy" having no idea about the answer to the question about fred rogers went ahead with an inside joke for aaron instead. it was a way to set him up as someone other than the packers quarterback. this was a stunt casting. get a hot-shot sports celebrity. he was really great at hosting and says he really wants the job full time. >> speaking of stunts, is all of this musical chairs of hosts a ratings stunt or do they have no
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secession plan in place for after trebek? >> i think it's tough when someone like trebek, such a living legend is diagnosed with a very tough illness and you can see the end at some point down the road. nobody in the production staff, nobody running this show wanted to think about the future, but they had to. they came up with this incredible list of guest hosts. anderson cooper is next later this month prpths like savannah guthrie, dr. sanjay gupta, bill whitaker of cbs will be coming up this spring. it's a logical way to put distance between trebek and the next host whoever it will be. the producers have not made a decision. they don't know what they'll do. but is it a ratings stunt? that's hard to say. there was a lot of backlash when dr. oz filled in given some of oz's quacky claims on his daytime talk show prpthshow. others liked oz but it ticked off some viewers. we've seen some evidence the
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ratings are sliding now that trebek is no longer with us. if it's a ratings stunt it may no longer be working but for viewers seeing every two weeks people try out on this show it's an interesting casting stunt at the very least. >> alex trebek already said who he thought would be a great host. >> yes, he did. >> do you remember who he said? >> he said our own laura coates. trebek, a big cnn fan. he noticed coates as a legal analyst on the air and thought she should be the next host or at least have a tryout. so far we haven't heard anything about coates having a tryout. i haven't asked her about it either. i think they've gone for really, really big names, right? so they have katie couric for two weeks. savannah guthrie. household names that have been -- maybe been around a little longer than laura, but i think it's important that this show try out a lot of different figures and try to figure out how best to bring "jeopardy" into the future.
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it's one of the most popular shows on tv. it's one of those important shows on tv because it's about celebrating learning and knowledge and we know there's a lot of shows on tv that do the opposite, right? >> how has it been doing? you briefly referred to it. they've been running different guest hosts. how is the show doing? >> it's been holding up relatively well but the ratings have slid a little bit in this post-trebek phase. that's to be expected. there's a lot of viewers who miss seeing alex in their lives every day. but overall, the show is holding up all right. and that's a good sign. it's a good sign for television in general. good old-fashioned broadcast tv which has been sliding downhill in many different ways. but as americans, especially during this pandemic, to have classic, beloved shows like "jeopardy" has really been important. and i certainly hope my kids and my dreaming here, grandkids can have a show like "jeopardy" on tv because there's not many shows like it. >> have they made a deadline
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when they'll name a host? >> no, but i think the fall. they've signaled they'd like a plan by then. and it's logical, right, to give a little distance between the past and the future of the show. >> there's one person on "new day" who won jeopardy. i don't know if he's ever mentioned it. >> phone lines are open. the phone lines are open. just saying. >> john, you'd have to be like aaron rodgers and be willing to do two jobs at once. aaron rodgers calculated it. only 46 days of jeopardy. 187 days as packers quarterback. you have to juggle. >> how will you play football during that time? >> i can find a way. >> go to the super bowl and host jeopardy at the same time. that's my promise to all of you. "new day" continues right now. health experts worry the increase of covid-19 variants puts the country on the cusp of a surge in cases. >> cases are increasing nationally, and we are seeing this occur predominantly in
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younger adults. >> it's acting differently from anything we've seen before. so we have to take this very seriously. >> the current minneapolis police chief takes the stand in the trial of derek chauvin, his former officer. >> i vehemently disagree that was the appropriate use of force for that situation. in no way, shape of form, by policy, it's not part of our training. >> he says it's not part of the training or policies. it's extremely damaging to the defense. >> this is "new day" with alisyn camerota and john berman. morning, everyone. welcome to our viewers in the united states and around the world. this is "new day." a major announcement coming from president biden today. cnn has learned he is moving up the deadline for the coronavirus vaccine eligibility by two weeks. okay. so now the goal for every adult, and by that, the white house means age 16 and older in every state, the goal is for them to be eligible for a vaccination by
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april 19th. so no longer may 1st. this comes as more than a dozen states are reporting increases in cases this morning and deaths over the past week. michigan has become the new epicenter of the pandemic in the u.s. and there's concern about variants spreading now across the country. >> the derek chauvin trial resumes in just a few hours. what can we expect after a dramatic day when we heard from the police chief who fired chauvin, an e.r. doctor who said a lack of oxygen was most likely what killed floyd. let's begin with jeremy diamond live at the white house with this new announcement coming out about when the president wants to have every american adult eligible for a vaccine. >> that's right, john. president biden is expected to announce today that he will be moving up that eligibility deadline for all american adults to be able to receive a coronavirus vaccine up from may 1st. nearly two weeks earlier to april 19th. of course, this is his target that he wants states to actually

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