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>> listen. we've been inundated with messages with people from myanmar who are really happy to hear their voices amplified across the world, but i just want to underscore it's the local jurjts, it's the local activists who are under fire every single day and every night risking everything to tell their stories who don't have the protection of a big organization like cnn. they're the real heroes, and i hope that people will continue to listen to their voices even after we've left the country. >> they have our gratitude. you have our gratitude this morning, you and your entire team. remarkable work. thank you so much, clarissa. >> thank you. "new day" starts right now. i'm john berman with erica hill. it's a jet-black prophesy
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coming from an attorney working on a plea deal and it's the reality for republican congressman matt gaetz this morning who face as growing range of issues. adam kinzinger became the first congressman to call for gaetz to resign. investigators are taking a very close look at a trip to the bahamas where women were allegedly paid to travel and have sex with gaetz and others. there's also the testimony that gates had sex with a 17-year-old. greenberg, the man who spoke those words, i'm sure gaetz isn't feeling very comfortable, his attorney has indicated his client has flipped and is working with investigators for a plea deal. then on top of all of that, there's the receipts. new reporting from "the daily beast" about alleged venmo
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payments from gaetz and the records reportedly left behind. in the meantime a pivotal day ahead in the derek chauvin murder trial. the medical examiner the expected to testify. all of this coming after powerful, powerful testimony on thursday from a renowned pulmonologist who stated unequivocally that george floyd died from a low level of oxygen, not drugs, due to a knee on his neck. we'll dive into that. but we want to begin with ryan on capitol hill with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: erica, good morning. the new information coming from "the daily beast" outlining another connection between joel greenberg and florida congressman matt gaetz. gr greenberg is involved in prostitution, stalking, and potential human traffics. greenberg was in an orlando
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courtroom yesterday talking about a possible plea agreement which could lead to a cooperation agreement with the fbi. in t"the daily beast" report it outlines a series of payments that greenberg received from gaetz in 2018, some 9$900 in payments that greenberg transferred on to three unidentified women. these women were adulted but there was no evidence directly that it was for payment of sex, but it outlines the issues that gaetz has in this relationship with greenberg, and it's the investigation into greenberg that led the fbi into the investigation of matt gaetz. the possibility of greenberg flipping and cooperating with the federal government could be trouble for congressman matt gaetz. listen to what greenberg's attorney said yesterday outside of court. >> does matt gaetz have anything to worry about? >> does matt gaetz -- that is such a broad -- does he have
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anything to worry about? and you're asking me to get into the mind of matt gaetz. i'm sure matt gaetz is not feeling very comfortable today. >> reporter: gaetz, it is important to point out, has denied all of these accusations against him, specifically saying he has never paid for sex and he has never had sex with a 17-year-old as an adult. we haven't heard very much from gaetz other than a few retweets on his twitter feed and one fox news interview shortly after these allegations came out. hi will appear for the first time later today at an event at the doral golf kour, trump national golf course speak at a women's event there. it's the first time we'll hear from gaetz after this scandal all broke. >> ryan nobles, thank you very much. joining us now is maggie haberman, a correspondent for
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"the new york times." matt gaetz lays out his response. he denies having sex with a 17-year-old, et cetera. with "the daily beast" reporting and the new report, where is matt gaetz this morning? >> look. matt gaetz has a series of problematic headlines at minimum, john, and as we have seen over the last day, the lawyer for his friend who is likely to cut a plea deal is suggesting that gaetz has a problem in that case, too, and, yes, he has denied any wrongdoing, but there does appear to be a swell of information tying gaetz more closely to his friend joel greenberg, this former tax collector, from florida. i think among the most damning pieces of information comes from "the daily beast" report showing he was sending money from venmo to his friend, which then allegedly got moved to this
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woman in question. i have not heard an explanation. he has, again, denied any wrongdoing. think we're going to be going along with this for a while, john. there is no plea deal in place yet for gleanberg. with very a deadline of a couple of weeks. but once that gets rolling, if and when, that increases the pressure related to gaetz. >> what is your sense, maggie, of whether we'll hear more from matt gaetz on this? there was this sort of awkward statement from women in his office with no names attached. we know there's an event later tonight, but do you think we'll actually hear more from him? do you think he'll even return on monday? >> i think that he will -- i fully expect that he's going to return on monday and i think he's going to this event, american women first. gaetz is supposed to be speaking there. i do not expect him to say
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anything other than that he is not guilty and i expect him to remain defiant. he has been using, erica, to some extent t donald trump playbook of deny and just keep moving forward. i don't think that's going to change, barring substantial new information coming out. but, remember, he is not close to leadership in the house gop. they don't have a ton of pressure points to get him out of that seat, although, i believe they would like to not be dealing with this distraction as they head into a midterm fight and a chance of retaking the house. >> it's interesting to me he's speaking in florida, you know, under the umbrella of trump world. you've done reporting, maggie. we had a statement from the former president, but it's not as warm of an embrace as it could be. what's going on there? >> so the former president's first impulse according to multiple people was that he wanted to defend gaetz. he's one of our people. he's loyal, you know, we fight.
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a number of the former president's advisers have cautioned him that is a bad idea, you know. the charges against gaetz are not, you know, the deep state or related to the kinds of alleged deep state as donald trump would say or to the kinds of investigations that donald trump faced when he was in office. this relates to sex trafficking and allegedly involves a minor, and so there has been repeated urging of caution to trump. trump gave that statement after we at "the times" that gaetz had sought a preemptive blanket pardon from white house officials while president trump was still in office. trump's statement, if you notice, john, was somewhat carefully parsed. he said, gaetz did not discuss a pardon with me. they did not discuss a pardon and he said he did nothing wrong. i think that's the bare minimum of loyalty he could show and he did not go any further, and that was notable. >> maggie haberman, we appreciate it. thank you very much.
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all right. we have major breaking new this morning. a huge passing on the world stage. buckingham palace has just announced prince philip, longtime husband to the queen has died. max is on the phone. go ahead. >> reporter: it's on behalf of the queen. it's with deep sorrow that the majesty queen announce d his royal highness passed away peacefully at windsor castle down the road from where i am here. a full announcement will be made later. people around the world are mourning his loss. prince philip, the queen's closest confidante, husband, someone who was integral to her monarchy and was recently in the
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hospital for an infection and a minor heart operation. he came out a few weeks august but he's deteriorated in a an ultimate way. the country goes in mourning and the people around the world will remember how he played a towering figure on the world stage alongside her majesty, the queen. >> max, tell us a little bit about the man here. all of us know him as the person standing behind queen elizabeth, but what an incredibly complicated life. what an incredibly interesting life. what role did he play in the family and in the kingdom. >>? >> he played an integral role. he was her closest adviser. any state decision would ultimately be made by the queen,
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but ultimately on the advice of prince fillip. both her sister and mother died at the same time several years ago, so it's really prince philip in recent years who's been her closest adviser and alongside increasingly prince william and prince charles. so he's absolutely played an integral role. of course, we remember him as a man always a step behind the queen in public. that was his role in public. but behind the scenes he was very much the patriarch of the family. he made many of the key family decisions and he would have been involved in the recent decision of prince harry and meghan leaving their royal roles and prince andrew being told to step back after his association in some parts. he was an important figure in the family, making a lot of the key decisions. to think of him as just the
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queen's husband would be to underplay his role certainly in the family and certainly with her role as head of state. >> max, stand by, if you will, for a moment. we want to pause and take a look back on this remarkable life, prince philip passing away at the age of 99. >> they were married for more than seven decades but have been destined for each other since childhood according to one of queen elizabeth's bridesmaids. >> i think she fell in love when she was 30. god, he was good looking. she never looked at anybody else ever. i think their marriage truly has been a rock. >> reporter: the couple married in westminster abbey on november 20th, 1947. for the rest of his life, prince philip was in the constant
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presence of the queen's side. he gave a rare insight into life behind palace walls when celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. >> i think that the main lesson that we've learned is that tolerance is the one essential ingredient of any happy marriage. it may not be quite so important when things are going well, but it is absolutely vital when things get difficult. you can take it from me that the queen has the quality of tolerance in abundance. >> reporter: if this companionship came at a professional cost, it was one prince philip was prepared to pay. >> just to be there behind her all the time and really to sacrifice his life. he did it too. he sacrificed his life. he would have loved to have gone on in the navy and really made a career out of it. so he -- he sacrificed too. and so i think it's made for a wonderful solid marriage.
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>> reporter: the queen and the count met after the second war when he was a naval cadet. >> everything he does is in support of the queen. it's been one of the great royal romances of history. people talk about victoria. i have no doubt that people will talk about elizabeth and philip in exactly the same way. >> reporter: the duke's health inevitably deteriorated as he headed into old age. the royal family christmas was disrupted in 2011 when philip had to be taken to hospital for minor heart surgery. five months later during the queen's diamond jubilee celebrations, philip had to go to hospital again, this time with a bladder infection. family came and went, and within days philip was well enough to return home, but not to return
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mildly to his public duties. in the spring of 2017, prince philip effectively announced his retirement saying he would give up official royal duties. a year and a half later he was involved in a car crash, raising questions about whether he should be driving at the age of 97. then public appearances were reserved for special occasions such as lady gabriella windsor's wedding in 2019. prince philip had been patriot or president of some 800 charities including wwf. he was a renowned environmental campaigner. he also had his own royal heritage, being born into the greek and danish royal families but he renounced those titles when he took british citizenship in 1947. so what of his role in the british monarchy? >> i think it was pivotal. he was the head of the family.
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he does that extremely well. >> would it have been difficult for him always in public to take a back seat to his wife? >> if i would have thought anybody who had that responsibility would find it, i would say, taxing, but when you have this whole concept in your blood and you keep your sense of humor and your sense of dignity, you can carry it out beautiful fly. >> reporter: one thing prince philip certainly had was a sense of humor and a tendency to make gaffes. on a trip to australia, he asked a spiritual leader, do you still throw spears at each other. and when meeting president obama, a reference to world
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leaders. prince philip, a leader, servicemember, great-grandfather, and beloved husband. >> and max foster is back with us now. max, you know, you gave us such a picture there of prince philip's life. there's so much that has been made of his place in the royal family as you just said before you threw to that piece. his job was closest adviser. his job was to support her. there was a mention of their love story. they were married for more than 73 years. you know, we talk a lot about the duty in the royal family. there's not a lot of talk about the real relationships. there's a sense that things can archen feel more transactional. but that doesn't appear that was the way it really was. >> reporter: no. obviously they married in their 20s and she became queen in her 20s, so a huge amount of pressure. they did have some time early on
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to enjoy the relationship, but there was always this looming moment, wasn't there, where she becomes queen and head of state. head of state in 16 countries still around the world, and so this is not just a uk story. this is a story for canada, for australia, the caribbean islands, and these places where they've been used to having prince philip very much alongside their head of state. also he was this character we talk about, his gaffes. i'm not sure any modern royal would get away with those sorts of gaffes, but one of his greatest act us was his ability to dissipate tension in the room, and that actually was very useful to british government in the room, for example f they had high-powered guests and peel would get nervous about them, you can guarantee prince philip would come into the room and raise something and relax the room and laugh. i spent times in rooms with him
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and it was remarkable to see how he used to operate. he would be a completely free ajechlt if you'd like. he would speak to his private secretaries and secretaries. they had no control over him. he effectively did what he wanted to do. that was something that relaxed the maef on very formal occasions and that's something the queen will certainly miss. she's been in a bubble in windsor castle for many, many months, only with her key staff and prince philip. she's going to be feeling horribly lonely right now. she can't have the rest of her family and friends come in and see her. thoughts are with her majesty today. >> i was going to say, because of the pandemic, this has been a complicated time for the world and for the royal family. what do we know about the ceremonial aspects over the next
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days or weeks surrounding prince philip's death? >> reporter: so there is a plan and i've seen a plan, but the plan isn't in place until this moment when the queen sit downs and signs it off. i imagine prince philip's body will remain at windsor castle. i would expect the funeral to take place at st. george's at the windsor castle. there are effectively two plans. a plan for lockdown and a plan for non-lockdown. so they're obviously looking at the plan for lockdown currently in the uk. things are loosening up slightly, but you can't have the big funeral with processions going through london that may have been expected if there was no pandemic. so i think that it's all going
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to be pretty much contained now with windsor. that's where the body is and that's where the funeral will be held. now they have to look at what's possible, really, within the circumstances, what sort of ceremonial events can they have, what sorts of members of the military can be involved, how social disstampsing will play into this, and what servants will there be. you can't have the guests outside the lockdown situation we're currently in. there's lots to plan. in the meantime it's a case of people expressing their thoughts around this, virtual as opposed to real ones. >> put this in perspective for us. what's the reaction now where you are in london? we know prince philip had been in failing help. as john pointed out, there have been a number of other issues the family has been dealing with, but how are people
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responding this morning? >> reporter: you know, i think it's going be interesting. you can never predict these things. whenever you get into hospital, it becomes a big story in the uk and around the world and that catches people out. people think they're interested in the queen, but the interest is in prince philip as well, particularly as consult to the queen obviously. there's been a lot going on in the royal family right now, so people will be looking ahead to the fine real and who might attend that. i'm sure they're anticipating the sussexes will be coming over. prince harry was close with him as well, especially with that long distance, will he be able to travel back. will a dispensation be in place with the travel ban in place. we'll see how that plays ow. i think the people will be surprised by how they feel frankly. you always think back to princess diana's death and how
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everyone was so caught up by that, not by the tragedy but her not being in people's lives anymore. the thing about royals is that they're always there, particularly philip and the queen over -- you know, as you look back in the history books, you see the two figures alongside the u.s. president. i think that will be happening in the same way. that sinks in. we all realize we've been affected really to some small extent, so we'll wait to see how the public responds. these are unusual times. they won't be able to grieve in the same way. >> it's a world milestone in many ways. 're looking at prince philip here passing away at the age of 99. max foster, don't go far. i know you're going to be doing some more reporting. we're going to speak again throughout the morning. 99 years old, married to the queen for 72 years.
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new this morning, an exclusive interview with senator joe manchin as the west virginia senator opposes the president's budget plan. lauren fox is live this morning with money on her exclusive interview. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. joe manchin, the senator for west virginia is the linchpin for biden's legislative future. he's the person who's going to determine just how much joe biden can get passed through the u.s. senate, and that even comes when there are bills they can pass, which is the simple democratic majority. here's what he told me in a wide-ranging interview. the other joe who holds the power in washington, clear and unequivocal. >> would you be willing to pass
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the for the people's act by killing the filibuster? would you be willing to carve out an exception on that bill? >> i'm not killing the filibuster. >> not ever. >> i think if you read my op-ed, it was very, very clear. >> reporter: the reason, manchin tells cnn, the insurrection at the capitol. >> january 6th changed me. i was very clear with everybody. i never thought in my life, i never read in history books to where our form of government had been attacked at our seat of government, which is washington, d.c., our capitol, by our own people. now, the british did it, but not americans. so something told me, wait a minute, pause. hit the pause button. something's wrong. you can't have this many people split to where they want to go to war with each other. >> reporter: insisting the only way to move past the animosity is to work together. >> i'm going to find the path forward. i'm going to sit down with both sides and get an understanding where everybody is coming from. we should have a full and clear
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election. if we have to put guardrails on, we will put guardrails on. i believe there are republicans who people exactly like i do. >> reporter: how has that affected the white house? >> they've been very, very kind. we've had communication. >> how often? >> as often as i would like. with the president -- >> the president directly? >> whenever he calls me, he calls me. we have a good relationship, a long friendship. we understand each other. >> reporter: he has a thought on democrats. slow down. >> some progressives think you're standing in the way of significant changes the president could make on voting rights because you don't want to get rid of the filibuster, other changes they could make on gun reform. >> they need to try to work toward the middle. you d not work in the fringes. you cannot work in the fridges. we want fair, open, secure elections. georgia has done some things which i thought were just atrocious, okay?
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but i've also been the secretary of state and a governor. i know the tenth amend. i know my rights as far as states'state states rights. i'll tell you the wuj thing they did that was unbelieve tobl me. they took away the powers of the election of the secretary of state's office and put it in the hands of congress, in the legislature. now you have no one person you can hold accountable for. you have a legislation of 100 people. that's crazy. >> and gun control. >> i am support the president what he did today, what i heard, okay, on what he's doing on executive order. there's a lot of things he talked about, but there's an executive order that ghost guns should not be allowed to be made or sold. or used. they're made off printers and you can't detect them. >> has there been any negotiations? >> we haven't gotten the bill yet, no, we haven't.
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i'm happy to work with them and sit down. i think we call it common gun sense. if you come from a gun culture such as i do in west virginia and i don't think there's a person -- i don't know a person who doesn't have a gun, okay? it's different, different background. i'm anxious to work with him and try to do something in a most constructive way. >> reporter: and on the administration's proposed infrastructure plan. >> are you comfortable moving ahead with a infrastructure bill that's going to be $2.3 trillion and potentially another $2.3 trillion without republicans if you have to? >> the more things we do without trying to make this process work and allow the minority to be involved, the further apart we become as a country. >> do they want to be involved? >> i think. so why are you here if you doan want to be involved. >> his new role as rainmaker. >> i've heard them in the
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hallways refer to you as that. how does that make you feel? >> let me tell you this. i watched people who had power and abused it and had power and destroyed themselves and i saw people who took a moment in time and made a challenge. i'd like to be the third. they don't look at me as big bad joe. they look at me as joe from west virginia. that's how they look at me. if someone wants to beat me up because they're on the other side, they've got the wrong person. if you want somebody totally partisan and the heck with the other side, don't like me. >> reporter: he says he knows he has a real friend in the other joe. >> i'm so please swred a person sitting in the white house understanding legislating, understands how congress works and should work. and we've got to represent the people we represent. i'm representing west virginia to the best of my ability and
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i'm trying to speak for my state. >> reporter: and on infrastructure, on guns, he is making a commitment to work with republicans, but i just want to point out that he needs to get ten republican senators to join him, to pass any of this allegedly lags with 60 votes. that's what's going to be knee needed if they want to move ahead on a bipartisan basis. right now i don't see where those ten republican votes are going to come from. john? >> the markers seem to be senator manchin telling you the president has to try. he has toe try to get republican support, but manchin did seem to rule out after the white house tries and if they fail, maybe he be will get on board with what the president is doing. it was a really important interview and moves this story along. thank you so much for being there. in other great news this morning, a medical expert describing george floyd's final breaths as he was pinned to the ground by derek chauvin's knee.
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>> the knee remains on the neck for another 3:27 after he takes his last breath. the knee remains after. there's no pulse. the knee remains on the neck for another 2:44 after the officers have found themselves there's no pls. knee remains on the neck. >> joining us now, areva martin. also the forensic scientist -- a forensic scientist at jon hn ja college of criminal justice. areva, this testimony from dr. tobin, this is not the type of thing we're used to hearing in dry trials when we're getting testimony from medical experts. this was put in a way i think everyone could understand, the jury taking furious notes during that period. what was the significance of what he said and what it did for the prosecution?
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>> yeah, john, you're right. this was devastating testimony for the defense. what he did was he established that the cause of death was low oxygen as a result of derek chauvin putting pressure, leaning on, kneeling on george floyd's body, both his neck and his back and his shoulders, and he talked about it in a way the jurors would understand. he personalized it by using demonstrations, having them touch their necks and their backs and their shoulders, and that's unusual. it's a master class how an expert can relate to jurors and get them to understand an essential point the prosecution's case and that's causation which goes to third degree, depraved mind. derek chauvin remained on george floyd's neck for three minutes after there was no pulse. it goes to third-degree, the intentional result that happens with mr. floyd and it dispelled
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any myth that mr. floyd died from a drug overdose or pre-existing health conditions. >> i want to play a little more to give people the sense of dr. tobin in case they missed it of how he described things vividly to the jury. listen. >> in the beginning you can see he's conscious. you can see slight flickering and then it disappears. so one second he's alive and one second he's no longer. that's the moment the life goes out of his body. >> that's the moment the life goes out of his body. professor, you know, how was his science? how do you assess his science, his testimony? is it true just because dr. tobin says it's true? >> i think he rendered really terrific testimony. andrew baker did the awe top sichl we're going to hear from him today, i believe, and he found that the death was due to
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cardiopulmonary arrest, complicating law enforcement dual restraint and neck compression. we don't really know. dr. baker didn't really say what specifically caused the pulmonary aenrichment dr. toe bip did a splendid job indicating it was insichblt oxyg -- insufficient oxygen to the brain, and that resulted in arrhythmia to the heart, which is called pulseless electrical activities, which involved into flatlining and cardiac death. he ruled out fentanyl as playing any role in the death. fentanyl is known to decrease respiratory rate. but up ton thil mr. floyd was breectsing as a norm at rate, 20, to 22 breaths a minute.
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he ruled out the fact that mr. floyd had a history of hypertension, that he had an enlarged heart, and that he had coronary artery disease. dr. tobin said that this played no role in what was the death. what was the death was hypoxia and that was brought about by the actions of mr. chauvin, his handcuffing in the back and proning of mr. floyd made it very difficult if not impossible to breathe. the knee on the back, the knee on the neck contributed to the death. the amount of force was about 90 pounds on the neck. in other words, the lungs couldn't expand to pull air into
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the lungs, so as a result of all of these things coming together at the same time, the neck compression causing lower air flow, cutting down on the blood supply to the brain. put it all together, you're dealing with low oxygen, and it went down to zero. and mr. chauvin -- even when mr. floyd lacked a pulse, that talks to me about criminal intent. he was trained. he knew something about this, how do cpr. no cpr was given. so, you know, the whole thing was a recipe for death. >> professor, counselor, we appreciate you both being with us. it obviously was the precursor to the testimony of the medical examiner that will come today that will be crucial. we thank you for being with us. we have breaking news. prince philip dead at the age of 99. flags at half-staff in the united kingdom. we have breaking details with
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the breaking news, buckingham palace just announced that prince philip has died at the age of 99. philip married then princess elizabeth in 1947, five years before she became queen. a statement from the palace reads, quote, it is with deep sorrow that her majesty the queen announces the death of her beloved husband, his royal high nens, the duke of edinburgh.
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he died peacefully at windsor castle. further announcements will be made in due course. flags at the residence and the country at half-staff already. we'll have more coverage on prince philip in just minutes. >> a mass shooting in texas, meantime, leaving at least one person dead and five wounded at a cabinet manufacturer. the shooting happened hours after president biden advised on new skpcive orders on guns. joining me now is the father of victim jamie guttenberg. fred guttenberg, always good to see you. your voice is so important. you were there yesterday. >> yes. >> can you just reflect on that moment for us and what does this mean for you? >> you know, for me, it means
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the start of a new direction. since my daughter was killed, i feel like we've been on this freight train moving rapidly in the wrong direction on this issue, and i feel like president biden just slammed the brakes on that freight train and we're making turn now. it's time to start saving lives. you opened with the texas shooting yesterday, and i think yesterday could not make the choice more clear. president biden spoke about saving lives. shortly after that, governor abbott put out a tweet about what stupid lies in it and then the texas mass shootsing to follow. this isn't about the knowledge that greg abbott said it. is time to change direction. president biden did that for the nation yesterday. >> how do you get through on that conversation though? i know this is such a difficult
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question and one you've been grappling with since this really became the focus of your life after your daughter was taken from you. it is such a hot button issue for people. there is to your point a lot of misinformation out there. >> yeah. >> so if you feel that this is the moment, how do you carry through on that? how do you get through to people just to sit down and have a conversation and say, here are the facts? >> well, listen. let's start with senator manchin who was on your program just minutes ago. and let me remind him because he keeps talking about how he represents the people of his state. you know what? no, he doesn't. he ran to be a senator. his decisions have national implications, and people die because of the things he does or doesn't do. my daughter died because of gun violence that was preventable things he won't vote for. people will die because of
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things senator manchin said this mor morning, okay? let's remind people like senator manchin, no, you got elected in your state. you represent the nation. and you need to make national choices. i plan to remind him. now, after listening to him this morning, i want to get on a plane and fly to washington, d.c., and sit with him in person, but i can't do that. they're closed down. so senator manchin, let's find a coffee shop somewhere to meet. let's meet. let's get together. let's talk about the reality of gun violence. let's talk about why you need to be part of moving this senate forward. the time to start saving lives is now. >> to your point, he told lauren fox he's happy to work with them, try to do something in the most constructive way. nicole told my colleague jake tapper that she sees one of the most effective ways of making change is to not look at things connected to the second amendment, right? maybe take things in smaller
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chunks some of are you seeing that path, and if so, what are you seeing as a path in the senate because we know the house vote isn't going anywhere right now. >> you know, listen, hr-8, background check, is designed to save lives but also be palatable in a bipartisan way. it's a bare minimum bill. what senator manchin is worried about is trying to get republicans who have already said it doesn't matter what you do, we're not coming with you. you can talk about being bipartisan. the truth is the bill is bipartisan. it has a bipartisan national support by over 90% of americans, so if he's trying to appeal to republicans who have said we're not joining you, to republicans who didn't even vote to certify the election, okay, he's not going to get them. move forward without them before you have the next mass shooting
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and the one after that. the time to do this is now. >> always appreciate you taking the time to join us, and i look forward to letting us know when you've scheduled that conversation with senator man manchin. i know you'll work tirelessly to get that. >> i hope he was listening. a third of americans are now partially vaccinated yet there were nearly 80,000 -- 80,000 new coronavirus cases reported overnight. so bottom line, is this country headed in the wrong direction in the fight against coronavirus? u. find your breaking point. then break it. every emergen-c gives you a potent blend of nutrients so you can emerge your best with emergen-c.
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we were just looking at the new numbers coming in on the pandemic. nearly 80,000 new cases reported overnight in the u.s. hospitalizations also ticking up now. more than 42,000. such an interesting chart. as you look at this, you can see
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how steeply hospitalizations fell. then they plateaued. and now they really are starting to rise. the question is how far will they go. joining us now, chief medical correspondent sanjay gupta. i know you're watching that chart closely. also watching geographically where things are much worse than other places including michigan, minnesota. what are you seeing? >> yeah, michigan is my home state. we've been following what's happening at the university of michigan. the chairman of surgery just tweeting out there that they're starting to cancel surgical cases again. trying to make room for the covid patients. it's going to sound very familiar to what we saw last year. let me show you what's an important graph. looking at the hospitalizations in michigan, by age group specifically and comparing it to the week ending in december 23rd of last year and comparing it to now. if we can show that, basically what you'll see is that the specific age group has changed. the green there is 40 to
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69-year-olds and they're starting to make up a more significant percentage of hospitalizations whereas people 70 and older, a smaller percentage. so it's definitely shifted younger. we knew that. we've also known that younger people are far less likely to get severely ill or require hospitalization, but clearly it's happening. you know, you're seeing more and more people again, 40 to 69-year-olds who are listening need to look at this graph and pay attention to this because that's the population of people increasingly being hospitalized. covid fatigue, the variants, the fact that bars and restaurants are open is having an impact on hospitals. it's going to feel very familiar again. these are the same conversations we had last year. >> can we put that chart up again? i think that's really instructive and more i want to know about it. the green part is 40 to 65-ye 65-year-olds. so when we say the population being hospitalized and getting
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sick from coronavirus, they are under 60. the orange group is 18 to 39. that's growing, too, but not as much. and then people younger than 18 it doesn't look like it's really growing at all which is something that i'm very curious about as the parent of 14-year-olds. and that population that isn't getting vaccinated at all right now. what are we seeing there in michigan? >> yeah. no, i think you're right. there's a couple stories that come out. first of all, we've known that younger people and particularly kids, your age kids, my age kids are far less likely to get severely ill and that still remains -- seems to be the case. two things have changed. again, 40 to 69-year-olds, many of them, especially 40 and 50-year-olds probably said, look, i don't think this will be a big problem for me. you're starting to see a different trend if you look at places like michigan. also it's people under the age
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of 18, even though they're not being hospitalized are making up the greatest majority of the increase in overall infections. they're becoming infected at a higher rate, transmitting at a higher rate and they are leading to those increased hospitalizations in age groups older than that. younger people becoming infect bud 40 to 60-year-olds now becoming the most likely to be hospitalized. >> we can't ignore the variants. the variant first identified in the uk is now the dominant variant in this country but the one first identified in brazil is now -- is it now the second most prominent here? >> that's right. it is. i mean, you know, with the uk variant, there's some 20,000 or so now cases that have been identified. but it's long believed that that just is sort of a sample of what's really going on here. and based on some of those same testing, you see brazil now sort of becoming the second most common variant. so it's a problem.
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if we can show michigan for a second in terms of how dominant the uk variant has become and how quickly this has happened, you'll see if we can put the graphic up that the red which represents the variant has become much more common in michigan and we're seeing that in many places around the country. one thing i will point out is that the vaccines and pre-existing immunity, like if you've been infected in the past and have antibodies, that still works pretty well. whether it's the coronavirus that was circulating more dominantly or now this variant, the uk variant. you can see that red, how much more common that's become. >> wow. >> with regard to south africa, which is not the brazil variant, south african variant, there's concern that could be a variant that could mutate into immunity escape, meaning it's not as protected by the antibodies. with the brazil variant, it's somewhere in between. the vaccines seem to work pretty well, but you may remember, there was a lot of reinfections down in brazil.
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what that means is that people who had become infected, their antibodies weren't protecting as well against the new variants. that's what we have to watch out for. >> dr. sanjay gupta bringing really helpful charts this morning. we'll talk to you in a little bit about a really important cnn special coming up. don't go far. also breaking news from the united kingdom. "new day" continues right now. this is cnn breaking news. >> welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. this is "new day." john berman with erica hill. major breaking news this morning. the death of britain's prince philip at the age of 99. a statement from buckingham palace reads it is with deep sorrow that her majesty, the queen, announces the death of prince philip, duke of edinburgh. further announcements will be made in due course. >> he married then princess elizabeth in 1947, five years
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before she became queen. they were married for 73 years. flags at prime minister boris johnson's residence have been lowered to half-staff. >> like the expert carriage driver that he was, he helped to steer the royal family and the monarchy so that it remains the institution to the balance and happiness of our national life. >> these are live pictures right now. buckingham palace as you see there. the country learning of this news which really has implications around the globe. cnn royal correspondent max foster joining us now from london. max, we know that the prince had just been in the hospital for some time. and yet, i think this was somewhat surprising for many people to learn this morning of his passing. >> well, he's been in hospital so many times, hasn't he?

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