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good morning, welcome to your "new day." i'm boris sanchez. >> and i'm christi paul, waking you up there. i want you to take a look at the international space station, the spacex crew will be opening its hatch to dock and live on the space station for the next six months. we do expect to see the iss crew welcome the spacex crew aboard the space station. that's a live view there and we'll bring you that when it happens. now in an effort to eradicate the coronavirus. johnson & johnson is rejoining the race to vaccinate americans just as the united states seeing worrying signs that demand for vaccines is dipping. >> in a single dose vaccine label will include a warning about rare and potentially deadly blood clots.
noting certain women under the age of 50 may have a small risk. after a ten-day pause, the cdc advisers decide the benefits that outweigh the rare dangers. the new coronavirus numbers show the coronavirus vaccinations will help save thousands of lives by august 1st. they're worrying that supply will likely outfit the demand by next month, may. >> et cetera go to evan mcmorris-santoro who joins us live outside of a museum turned vaccination site in new york city. evan, what's the latest with the j&j vaccine? >> reporter: well, it's a huge move. we've been looking for it for a long time to see what happens. officials say, look, the vaccine is safe and safe for people to use with additional warnings. let's show you a quick graphic of what the warnings are for some of these women we talked
about, if you experience any of these symptoms you should seek medical attention, but the officials in america are stressing that these symptoms are rare. these incidents are rare and that the vaccine is once again safe to be used in the vaccinating program, boris. >> so, you're outside the museum of natural history. it's a vaccination site, obviously, now. so walk us through how that rollout is going there. because experts are saying they're concerned about the drop in demand for shots they've seen here in the u.s. >> reporter: that's absolutely right. the vaccine conversation is changing in the america. if you don't recall, we were talking about waiting on hold forever on the phone, and refreshing the websites forever trying to get appointments. now, there's enough supply for people to get vaccines if they want them. the fear is not enough people want them. let's show you a quick graphic of vaccine administered in the united states. you can see we've been on average over 3 million pretty
regularly. which was amazing to see how desperate we were to get the vaccines. you should see a slight dip in the end of that chart. the dip is the fear that you're not going to get the vaccine, maybe you don't want it. the demand is dropping off and officials are changing the focus of how the vaccines are working. here at the museum of national history it's now a vaccine site. you can just walk in here in new york and get a vaccine. also if you do get a vaccine, you get four passes to come back to the museum with your family. see the big famous, blue whale. walk around, do the stuff you need to do after you've been vaccinated. soy the goal is to really shift this conversation away from if you want it, you can get it, to actually saying you should want it and you should get it. boris and christi. >> evan mcmorris-santoro, thank you for that. >> with us an emergency medical
physician at brown university. doctor, good to have you with us, as always. i want to ask you about your comfort level about what has come out about johnson & johnson and putting that vaccine back into the mix now. >> i think it is absolutely the appropriate decision to make, christi. the risk of those blood clots is so miniscule. it's approximately 1 in 1 million overall. if you are a women in that 18 to 49-year-old age group, it's around 7 in 1 million. that risk is so, so, so, so much smaller than the rick of catching covid. or even the risk of getting a blood clot if you catch covid that it makes absolute sense to lift restrictions. in fact, it's the same thing that europe decided to do. >> yeah. are you surprised that that's the only guidance we have, women under the 50 may be the ones who have some sort of very small risk to this, at this point? there obviously have been a lot of studies, once they found
these blood clots, not just studies in the u.s., but around the world. are you surprised we don't have more clarity? or is that just because there is no residence behind who these women or these people were that did have blood clots from it? >> i think when you're talking about numbers this small, unless there is a very obvious link between them, it's difficult to provide more clarity at this point. if there are more cases that are identified here or in other countries, we'll be able to gather more data and identify more things that are similar between the new york stock exchange that get this very, very rare complication. i know a couple of women who did have blood clots in the u.s. were on oral contraceptives, but most of them aren't, right? a couple of them were smokers, most weren't are there's no single thing that we can identify as a risk factor. again, it becomes a risk benefit analysis for those who have not gotten the shot yet.
no one is going to force to you get j&j, if you're someone who only wants one shot and j&j is the only vaccine you get, you have that option. if you're someone who is more comfortable, moderna and pfizer who are vaccines that have no blood clots associated with them that are totally safe. so it allows americans to have choices right now. >> before i let you go, i want to ask you about an article you wrote for "time" magazine when it comes to health and gun violence. here's what you write, we must meet this challenge, regarding the gun violence by approaching firearm injury as a public health epidemic rather than a debate over gun control. if it's approached from a public health standpoint, what would that look like? >> what that would look like for firearms is honestly the same we've done for covid. we don't even know how many firearm injuries there are in a
year, christi. it's figuring out the very basic numbers and doing the work to develop things to stop it. things like vaccines for covid, there are similar things for firearm injury that many of us are working on. putting those into debate. policy matters but it's never enough. and it's taking this health approach where we talk about we want to stop people from being shot we want people to be safe and we have to work together as gun owners to make that happen. >> dr. megan ranney, good to have you with us. thank you so much. we always appreciate hearing from you. >> thank you. we want to take you straight to the international space station. here's are live pictures. at any moment a spacex crew member is going to open its hatch after docking with the iss earlier this morning. the capsule carrying four astronauts from three different countries who will live on the iss for the next six months. at any moment, we expect to see
them opening the hatch. they're essentially on board by the crew at the space station within the hour. >> cnn's rachel klain is there. good to see you. what do we know is in for the astronauts. >> reporter: christi and boris, we did hit say major milestone because they did in fact open the hatch on the crew dragon. the pressurization of the vestibule on the crew dragon and the international space station has been pressurized. in a few moments we'll be seeing the astronauts throat into the international space station one by one. exciting more than. a historic launch crew from the kennedy space center here in florida. it was incredible to watch. but on board, that was just the beginning of their journey. on board, they'll be there for six months.
they're incredibly busy. they'll be running over 260 experiments. several space walks will take place. they're updating the international space station's power supply. there's a lot of work to be done on space station. just their day-to-day lives. they'll be working out two hours a day, astronauts have to work out to make sure they maintain their muscles and bones -- their muscles don't atrophy. they also just have to eat. it's interesting to point these are the things they eat out of. these are these little packets of food. we have a multinational crew on board right now, thomas pesquet, he's french, he had an opportunity to bring in fancy french cuisine. i actually tasted some of the food. it's creamy/crispy corn. but it could be beef and another thing he brought and crepe
suz suzettes. they have to live their daily lives, work out, eat and incredible amount of science and research is, of course, is done on the international space station every day. and part of the artemis program, return us to the moon. as areas 2034. boris, christi. >> rachel, walk us through what we'll see here. i know before they launch, say superstition at kennedy space station where they play a few rounds of rock/paper/scissors is there any ritual about to happen? >> reporter: that's right, what we've seen in the next couple of hours, they docked at 5:08 eastern time. they've been readying the international space station to welcome the four crew members of crew 2. they had to remove some in front
the hatch. space is an initial at the international space station. i'm talking about figurative space here. they carefully design where to put things and move things out of the way. they also have to add padding to make sure no one bumps their head when they float on through. we're expecting at 7:45 this morning there to be a become ceremony, that's when the astronauts currently on board will welcome crew 2 and they'll do a televised event. it's also interesting to point out it's going to be pretty crowded on the international space station for the next couple of days. that's because there will be 11 astronauts on board. that is, before crew 2 says good-bye to crew 1. crew 1 is expected to leave the space station on wednesday. and splash down here on earth after they've had their six-month stay at the international space station. pretty cool they're overlapping. crew 1 and crew 2, historic
journeys on crew dragon get to overlap on the international space station and welcome each other and bid each other adieu. >> yeah, hopefully, they can fit some champagne or mimosas there. >> that would be interesting. >> reporter: it's interesting the chef, the engineer who did the french meals he said it was a challenge to create the french meals because you couldn't use alcohol. it's interesting that you said that. they had to boil off the alcohol. alcohol is a big ingredient when we're talking gourmet french cuisine here. >> yeah, i don't know they'd want any alcohol there. >> reporter: no, no. >> after a long space walk? >> why not. rachel crane, thank you so much. we'll check back with her in just a little bit, too, as we wait for that welcoming share money to happen, boris. >> yeah. also coming up on "new day," after former officer derek chauvin was found guilty of the
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the family of a north carolina man who was shot and killed by police is set to hold a news conference this afternoon. andrew brown's family has still not seen the body cam footage of what happened wednesday when police were serving a warrant. >> police say they were trying to serve an arrest warrant on brown. witnesses say deputies opened fire on the car he was driving. cnn's diane gallagher is in
elizabeth city, north carolina where the calls for transparency are getting louder. >> i can't breathe. >> reporter: after three days of peaceful protests in elizabeth city, north carolina -- >> as you see, all of these people here want answers. >> reporter: casper county sheriff tommy wooten said that seven deputies that thread to the shooting death of andrew brown are on administrative leave and three have left the force on their own. >> there's absolutely nothing to hide. i am trying to let the investigation unfold. >> reporter: wooten meeting with the brown family for the first time friday afternoon. though he gave condolences the family says it's a waste of time. >> the same way went went in the same way we went out. when they called the family i thought we were going to see the video. >> reporter: the sheriff says he wants the same. >> family is not going to have to wait much longer. their wishes will be granted. i want what the citizens want. >> reporter: but the state
prohibits video for police serving warrants are publicly reless without a court order. >> we asked local officials to release that video. >> reporter: something city council called an emergency meeting to request. cnn has joined a media coalition to petition the court to release the videos. officials haven't given many details itself. they say deputies are serving both search and arrest warrants by an alcohol and drug task force. >> mr. brown is a convicted felon with history of arrest. >> reporter: witnesses claim brown was in the car. >> and in this grass. they stood behind him, i couldn't tell who shot him. i couldn't do that. one of the four officers shot him. >> reporter: a law enforcement radio dispatch from the deadly encounter obtained by cnn does reveal that brown was shot in
the back. >> ems has got one male 40 years of age gunshot to the back. >> reporter: brown's family says its quest for answers make it even tougher when they think about what his death will mean for his children. >> i've never some my life seen a man take up the time to love his children the way that he did. and the way he would just look at him and they loved him. >> reporter: wishing they could see him one last time. >> i would just want him to know, as he did, that i loved him. that i loved him. >> reporter: now, the sheriff has said that he's trying to get all of the elements together perfectly before they release this information. to make sure that everything is right. but the family says the more time that goes by, the more suspicious they become. and protesters have echoed that same sentiment. saying they plan to protest every night until the video is released. and then depending on what's on that video, well, they will
continue to do so demand accountability and justice. north carolina's governor roy cooper tweeted calling the shooting tragic and concerning. and says the body cam footage somebody released quickly. diane gallagher, cnn, elizabeth city, north carolina. >> and, thank you. >> the chauvin trial called minneapolis policing methods into question again. and now the justice department is investigating the department's practices. coming up, what could happen if problems are uncovered. this is "new day." we'll be right back. get outta here. everybody's a skeptic. wright brothers? more like, yeah right, brothers! get outta here! it's not crazy. it's a scramble. just crack an egg.
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investigate the minneapolis police department. >> attorney general merrick garland made the announcement the morning after former minneapolis police officer derek chauvin was found guilty of murdering george floyd. chauvin, of course, will be sentenced in june. cnn's adrienne broaddus joins us from minneapolis. adrienne, the justice department is going to try to find out if the minneapolis police department had a practice of illegal conduct. what exactly does that mean? >> reporter: well, part of that means that the department of justice is going to create this comprehensive review of the department policies and practices, that will include looking at its supervisors. looking at its use of force investigations. and also looking at its training. something else we likely will see the doj take a look at, the initial news release, members of the media received following the death of george floyd. i remember that night clearly. not only was there a news conference overnight where a
spokes american with the minneapolis police department said a man died in custody because of a medical condition. the department also put that in writing. and many of us still have a copy of that news release. this week, we learned that was not the case. video also showed us that was not the case. the members of the jury found derek chauvin guilty on all three counts, something we will not see, we will not see the names of those jurors for at least six months because of safety. their names have been withhold. meanwhile, i spoke with a former minneapolis police officer. and he and his wife who works in education say they embrace the department of justice's investigation. i asked him, can policing be changed? is it a possibility that we can could see reform? here's what he said. >> can it be fixed? >> absolutely. but you've got to start changing
the way you police. you do have to know your community. >> i think to myself, there has to be more mikes around. if there's more mikes around, then we can do this. >> reporter: and she says there has to be more mikes around, her husband, lieutenant michael freistleben, he was beloved by the community in minneapolis. he was the former inspector of the. fourth precinct here. that's the same precinct where jammar clark was killed by police back in 2014, 2015. five years ago. and that case with jammar clark is also something that the department of justice could examine. but, again, the sentencing is scheduled for june. and that's the big question, what will happen. how many years will chauvin spend behind bars. back to you. >> we will all be watching. adrienne broaddus thank you so
much. joining us now to discuss this and more is elliot williams, cnn legal analyst and former attorney general, dimitri roberts a former police officer and law enforcement analyst. gentlemen, thank you both for joining us this morning. elliott, i want to start with you, these kind of investigations during the trump era were scaled back. but now with merrick garland as attorney general it appears that the department of justice is going to flex its muscles when it comes to reforming police departments. give us an idea what investigators are looking at. how far they can go into changing things. and ultimately, what this means on a larger scale for departments across the country. >> yes, boris, i would say, not even call it flexing muscles because the justice department can regard these investigations. and communities have regard these investigations as a collaborative process. you referenced the trump administration, former attorney general sessions regarded any investigation in police
departments in this manner to be bad for morale. but if community stakeholders and the justice department and the state department can come together to look at justice in the community, this never has to happen and come together in a lawsuit and hear investigation and think the feds are wagging their fingers here -- no, this is an opportunity for everybody to come together. and look at training manuals, use of force guidelines, statements, like you ted at the beginning, adrienne said this do the statements with the police create a systemic pattern of misinformation. all of the above, and put out a report at the end laying out ways in which the community can make policing better. so it's just not -- people should be really cautious about thinking about this as a way of justice department playing gotcha and more of just trying to work with the community. >> good point. dmitri, i want to ask you about
something that eliot mentioned about the position of attorney general jeff sessions. to affecting morale from rank and file and union leaders that this might hurt their ability to create new officers and could lead to a reluctance among some for police collectively. what do you make of that perspective? >> well, i think that if there are people there reluctant do do the job because it's a little uncomfortable or inconvenient or because there are new standards or accountability processes in place then those folks just simply don't need to be police officers. and we're seeing that play out throughout the country. where we have other law enforcement officers that are very quick to the draw. it seems as though they have moved not just away from their training, but moved away from what they signed up to do in the
oaths that they took. and on the side of every police car in this country, it says service first. and i hope that we can work toward getting back to that. >> now, eliot, i want to get into the andrew brown case. and a specific aspect of it. local officials have not yet released body camera footage of the incident where he was shot and killed as they were attempting to serve a warrant. the video, apparently, hasn't been released because of state law. is that something in your eyes that should be reformed? because i can't see an immediate purpose for having a law that prevents transparency. >> right, look,disinfectant her. and police in south carolina would do themselves a good service here that they released it. the challenge is what they're doing is they're saying we can't
release the video because that's part of the investigation and that will taint the investigation. oh, by the way, he has a history of resisting arrest and these got drug convictions in the past. and we were there for executing a drug warrant, but we can't provide any information about it. so, once again, this is a beautiful thing to talk about in the context of police reform. it is a mridpolice department u the language of reforming for decades of incidents like this which is shift the narrative from the beginning, before the public has a chance to actually see the information and move on. and that's exactly, to some extent, what you saw in the early stages of the george floyd matter, where a statement went out that was just plainly inaccurate. and based on limited information. so, yes, it will benefit the entire public and the police department, they will do themselves say great favor by putting that video out. because maybe it exonerates them. maybe once the facts are out
there, the police have a better story to them. they're just not doing themselves any favors right now. >> dmitri, to get your thoughts on the role of police unions on all of this. we hear over and over again, about leadership within police departments wanting to dump bad apples, so to speak, those efforts often wind up stifled by rules created through collective bargaining that ultimately wind up protecting officers that should be banned from policing. what reforms do you think we need to see youat the union lev? >> well, i think unions play an important role, one, in protecting the efficacy of what the job should be. how the job should be done, when you're a police officer. and then protecting those good officers that are out there every day. where the reform comes in is that we just got to draw the line in the sand and say that when we're on the other side of these issues, we just have to
take a better approach and one that's reasonable and sensible for everybody involved. and in a lot of cases, what we've seen, particularly in chicago, is that police unions come out and they double-down. and that just doesn't help anybody, or especially the public to better understand how we can address these issues collectively. and i think that's where the real reform needs to be. there needs to be a little more transparency into how police unions do their job. but more so, how they advocate for good police. but you don't do anybody any favors by saying, hey, we're trying to weed out the bad apples, when the public is seeing the bad apples happening, but they're doubling-down on protecting them. >> yeah, and they're getting statements as elliot pointed 0 are bogus and wear they're wait months to see those incidents and those officers are leaving the force it doesn't do much for
inspiring trust. >> elliott and dmitri, thank you for your time, we appreciate it. >> thank you. these are live pictures of the spacex crew dragon crew at the international space station. we'll take you live for a welcome ceremony, iss with each other there. stay with us on cnn. you're watching "new day." as carla wonders if she can retire sooner, she'll revisit her plan with fidelity. and with a scenario that makes it a possibility,
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this you're looking at is the crew of the space x dragon capsule, set to be welcomed aboard the international space station by the current crew members any member now. the spacex crew took off from kennedy space center early friday. they spent nearly 24 hours soaring through orbit at 17,000 miles per hour to get to the iss. >> current astronauts are going to live on the iss for the next six months. as we take a look at these pictures, let's bring in business correspondent rachel crane and retired astronaut leroy chow. thank you for joining us, leroy. rachel, let's start with you. walk us through history here. this is a historic moment part because spacex is using hardware they used in the past and that's a big part of space exploration,
isn't it? >> reporter: that's exactly right, victor, it's hard to emphasize hopefully one day, to be able to put boots on mars, return us to the moon. it's going to be pretty costly. you don't want this one and done space spliegt in terms of the hardware. and spacex have reused their boosters many times before but never on a crew flight. we're talking about the first stage booster of the falcon 9. they had to put that booster through many, many checks. thousands of checks, including the spacecraft "endeavour" it's returning to the space station. it's already been there. from bob behnken from a year ago. from the crew on board. a moment where spacex has been able to have crack the nut on reusability in terms of crew missions on all the effort of
driving down the cost of space exploration. elon musk making it possible for space and hardware. you know it's already working. and it's interesting to see yesterday at the launch that the falcon 9 launch -- >> rachel -- i don't want -- i just want to let you know that right now, the astronauts aboard the space sx capsule are actual entering the iss. it looks like thomas pesquet is there. and what do you think about heading to build the iss as it is today -- >> hold on a second. can we listen. >> the 11-person crew of the expedition 65 now together inside node 2 of the international space station.
>> okay. i guess that's all we get to hear. but go ahead. go ahead, rachel. >> reporter: right now, this is the moment we've been waiting for. the arrival. safe arrival, most importantly of crew 2 on the international space station. there were seven crew members on board station. now with the arrival, there's 11 of them. this is the moment of congratulatory hugs. as you can see, everyone is very joyous here. this is a big, big moment. we're going to see an official welcoming ceremony coming up. this is the moment where the families of these astronauts can take a sigh of relief. that they're safely on board. as we pointed out it's a little crowded on board the station. it only be a few days. crew 1 will be departing station in a couple of days but the welcoming ceremony should be happening any moment.
this is something they do when any crew arrives. this is an important one, the passing of the baton from crew 1 to crew 2 is special. >> leroy, i know you have done this as a space commander back in 2004 and 2005. i want to try to -- i want to get back to the live pictures of them because we saw them all get in their respective places. and they have a microphone in their hands and they are going to be speaking. and we're going to be waiting to see that happen. leroy, tell us what it's like to be a new member of the iss when you first got there and you had that welcoming ceremony. did you feel an immediate sense of camaraderie with people already there? >> well, absolutely. of course, we all know each other very well from our training. we've trained together and we've known each other for a long time so getting on board is a great
feeling because that means your mission is going to go. in other words, if your docking failed and you had to return to earth, all of that training you went through gets put on hold. getting the hatches open and coming on board and the start of your eown expedition did very helpful. these folks are very happy. and a lot of firsts on this mission, including what was discussed the first pieces of recycled, reif you furbished spt and for all on board. >> i think it took the spacecraft to align itself with the dock itself and all of those maneuvers were directed by computer. i mean -- i mean, everybody is obviously comfortable with that. but who's at the ready to fix it if something happens, leroy?
>> yeah, absolutely. no, the docking procedure is automated just as it is for the russian suez, just as the russian cruise are ready to take over manual control. with the soyuz docking, it was pretty dangerous, our autopilot failed and started speeding us up instead of slowing us down. and started a left sided rotation and we actually did have to take manual control and complete the docking manually. >> yikes, we're glad you're okay, leroy. >> rachel, i wanted to ask you because you mentioned future space exploration, and a mission, perhaps, to mars. the iss is actually old enough to drink. it's 21 years old. what is its role going to be moving forward for the united states, specifically, and heading to mars? >> reporter: yeah, well, you know, the international space station, it's important to remember is a international
laboratory, so a ton of science and research is being conducted on the international space station right now, in that effort to return us to the moon, the artemis mission. and then eventually to get to us mars. so, you know, it's an incredibly important stepping-stone. you know, the vehicle with which to get us on these, you know, deeper space journeys. and, you know, the future of the space station is a little in limbo right now. it does have -- it is going to have to be retired at some point or they're going to have to update it. because as you pointed out, it's old enough to drink at this point. so, whether it's going to be another commercial space station that will replace it, all of that is yet to be determined but what we do know there's an incredible amount of important research to be conducted right now and will continue for the foreseeable future to help us get back to the moon. and hopefully in our lifetime, boris, get us to mars.
>> rachel crane and leroy chao. what were you going to say? >> it's an important part of the program for mars but a biomedical test bed for developing countermeasures. it turns out that space is pretty harsh on the human body and all living systems and we need to figure out how we're going to keep these crews healthy on the journey to the mars and back. and the space station provides us with that. >> the toughness of all of these people, of you, leroy, who has been there and done that. as we see all of them standing there together for the first time now as they're all in space. on wednesday, we know the crews are going to flip. and the crew that's been there for six months is going to come home. rachel crane and leroy chao,
chinchar is in the severe weather center. what are you seeing this morning? >> it's very busy day yesterday and it's turned into a very busy morning today. we already have some very active thunderstorms across the southeast as we speak. the biggest activity is really focused along the gulf coast region. sure, we have rain for places like atlanta and birmingham. the bigger threat for severe weather exists closer to the gulf coast. you're looking at active tornado watches that we have. nplace. the county on the far western side is valid until 10:00 a.m. eastern time today. the counties on the eastern side of the map will stick around until at least 3:00 p.m. eastern this afternoon. we will see multiple rounds of this. the main area for severe storms this morning may exist along the gulf coast but for the rest of the day it spreads east. the potential for very large hail bigger than golf ball-sized and tornadoes and damaging winds. tornadoes, biggest threat in the orange shaded area and potential for ef-2 or larger type of
thorneds this afternoon. here is where the storms are this morning. you can see we have active ones but back building where storms build back up over the same places that already had storms this morning and will continue into the evening hours as well. not only does that mean severe thunderstorms are back building but the potential for flooding. these areas will continue to go the same storms over and over so widespread. we are talking 2 to 4 inches and some areas picking up more. one thing to note, typically while may is peak, april, we tend to see five tornadoes here. we average about 178 this month. so far, we have only had 34 and like to keep it that way but we will see what goes today. >> fingers crossed. allison chinchar, thank you so much. we want to up back to outer space. the crew of the spacex is welcomed by the astronauts in
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