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but an opportunity to highlight the experiences that are ahead of us when you do get vaccinated. >> it will be the jacksonville jaguars making the first pick. new head coach urban meyer expected to take trevor lawrence first overall. >> the nfl has been ahead of the game on vaccinating everyone. they have required it, far faster than a lot of other places. it's interesting to see that. >> coy wire, nice to see you. thank you so much, sir. thanks for joining us this morning on "early start." i'm christine romans. >> i'm laura jarrett. "new day" starts right now. brianna keilar live from the nation's capitol on this "new day." president biden tells how he wants to expand the power of the government, but are the plans realistic. plus, new details on the fbi raid of rudy giuliani's home and office, including what was
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confiscated from one of donald trump's closest confidantes. and the officer who died at the capitol. how this changes. one major city is set to lose thousands of doses today because not enough people want them. good morning to our viewers in the united states and all around the world. it is thursday, april 29th. i think "the new york times" put it best. during the campaign, joe biden touted himself as a transitional president, but after his first big speech to congress overnight, he's declaring himself not as just transitional, but transformational, transforming the relationship between the government and the people. today the president is spending the 100th day of his presidency
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on the road, roads he wants a lot of money to fix. speaking of voters in georgia, voters whom he wants to invest sums to child services and others. the white house calls this an issue of fairness and believes these taxes are popular with the american people, but it's clear that this is the political terrain and the battleground we'll see in the coming months, maybe years. >> this hour-long speech also touched on gun violence, police reform, and america's standing with its international allies and foes. it was a historic night not just for the president but also the two women seating behind him amadeus, which was a first. they shared an elbow bump to mark the moment.
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there were only 200, which is normally 1,600 pre-covid. jeremy diamond is live with the latest. >> reporter: president biden delivered his first conference to congress. he's projecting optimism about the future, but also he laid out the sweeping ambitious agenda, $4 trillion in legislative proposals that the president is talking about here to not only rebuild the infrastructure, but really to transform the future. and he talked about it not just in terms of the united states but also saying that autocracies around the world like china are counting on the u.s. to fail. >> madam speaker, the president of the united states. >> reporter: delivering his first address to a joint session of congress, president biden touted the progress achieved in
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his first 100 days and pitched an ambitious agenda for the future. >> i can report to the nation america is on the move again. the crisis, opportunity, setbacks -- >> reporter: president biden making case america can grow even stronger with big investments from the government, pressing lawmakers to pass his $4 trillion proposals to modernize infrastructure, help parents with child care. >> we have to prove that democracy still works and the government still works and we can deliver for our people. >> reporter: biden framing his plans as crucial for the u.s. not only at home but on the world stage. >> we're in competition with china and other countries to win the 21st century. we're at a great inflection point in history. we have to do more than just
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build back better. we have to compete more strenuously than we have. >> reporter: while biden highlighted hit administration's success in handling the coronavirus pandemic including rollout of coronavirus vaccines -- >> 90% of americans now live within five miles of a vaccination site. everyone over the age of 16, everyone is now eligible to get vaccinated right now, right away. go get vaccinated, america. >> reporter: he also warned the crisis is far from over. >> there's still more work to do to beat this virus. we can't let our guard down. >> reporter: the house chamber reflecting the pandemic reality of lawmakers wearing masks and sitting socially distanced, all inside a capitol under heightened security in the wake of january's deadly insurrection. >> and as we gather here tonight, the image of a violent mob assaulting our capitol,
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desecrating our democracy, remain vivid in all of our minds. the insurrection was an existential crisis, a test of whether our democracy could survive, and it did, but the struggle is far from over. >> reporter: he talked about the challenges ahead for the country, calling for gun reform and changes in policing. >> we've all seen the need for justice for black americans. now's the opportunity to make some real progress. my fellow americans, we have to come together to rebuild trust between law enforcement and the people they serve, to root out systemic racism in our criminal justice system, and enact police reform in george floyd's name that passed the house already. >> reporter: but before laying out any policies, biden noted the historic scene behind him. >> mad am speaker, madam vice president --
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[ cheers and applause ] >> -- no president has ever said those words from this podium. no president has ever said those words, and it's about time. >> reporter: and president biden will mark his 100th day in office with a drive-in rally in georgia. it's to sell these ambitious proposals that he pitched this this joint address to congress, the president also meeting with former president jimmy carter who was in office when president biden started his career in the united states senate. >> jeremy diamond at the white house. thank you so much. we're joining now by cnn political analyst david gregory. you know, when you listened to his speech last night, it was very much about the role of government in american life, which does take us back to, i think, a more conventional debate republican versus democrat. are americans ready for this progressive agenda as joe biden
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defined it? >> i don't know. the organizing theme, i think, of president biden winning the election was to be an anti-trump. i'm not sure he has a mandate to refashion government's role in our life that would really undo the constrictions put on the federal government going back to the reagan era, but they're making a different bet here. their bet is that dealing with the pandemic, which is the -- the end of which is coming into view, the economy is poised to take off, that this is the time to invest. i think -- and we were just talking about this, john. joe biden is a moderate guy. he's not a proi depressive. he knows he can wheel and deal. he did that with president obama. i think they can argue that's a fool's errand. they're not going to be ashl to negotiate with republicans.
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let's ram through. we can. let's help america who's been beaten down during the pandemic and get what we can. >> according to "the new york times" this morning, it's a question of whether he's a transitional president, which gets to whether he was running on being the not trump or transformational, which is what he's proposing now. i was struck by the framing of the entire thing, not just the domestic thing, but making this a worldwide issue, making it we need to build roads and invest in our education so we can beat china. it's really interesting. >> it is interesting because it is competitive. how our country grows is job growth, equality, access to the middle class, things that other countries are thinking about and investing in and where we are losing ground, despite the fact that we are the most envied
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country in the world in so many respects in our education and higher education in other areas. you said it, brianna. i think we had some of these debates under president obama, which is what is the government's role in a down economy, in an economy that needs to be transformed, even in social engineering, you know. republicans and democrats have different views of what the federal government can actually do versus what states can do versus what cities can do versus what the private enterprise can do, and biden is making a bet that seems to a lot of us to be far more progressive than he's ever been. to say he's going to go big and bold, he's got america's ear. he's got an opportunity he didn't have before. but he doesn't have the votes. he doesn't have that kind of mandate. he's not lbj, you know, after winning re-election in 1964. he's just not. we'll have to see how it plays out. >> he's making a bet that
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americans after the year they've been through don't want to see very wealthy people and corporations getting richer while the middle class is really taking it very hard. he did talk about the insurrection. let's listen to what he said. >> as we gather here tonight, the image of the violence and assault on our capitol and desecration of our denomination is vivid in our minds. lives were lost. extraordinary courage was summoned. the insurrection was an existential crisis, a test, on whether our democracy could survive, and it did. but the struggle is far from over. >> he says it did survive. the question is going to be at that inflection point in american history, do we look back and say that was a disaster and it bent us in a certain direction, or is there a way to
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recover from that? what do you think? >> i think our institutions help. i think we saw that throughout the trump presidency when there were those assaults on the institutions, and i thought january 6th was the low point of all of that, but i think our democracy has held, but there are certainly challenges. there are challenges around the world, but there challenges to voting security and how well our institutions work. and the biden presidency in that part of the transition, you know, will be a test to that. you know, but the fact that they were there, that it's standing, that even -- you know, was just noticing liz cheney coming over to shake his hand before the address last night. you know, there are people who deserve to be in high office who are, i think, the adults in our government who are going to stand up to these institutions. >> you know what the best part of that is? they had that moment where they fist bumped before that, an actual human moment.
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and afterward liz cheney put out from her office criticizing all liberal policies. fine. have a poll sigh debate, but have a human moment where we can acknowledge they're working on it. >> i've spent time with friends, republicans and democrats, where we'll really engage in these -- the kind of -- the ideological warfare, you know, big questions about what is it the federal government can do, what can it do well, and what can't it do well. and that's a real debate. unfortunately in power pow politics in washington, people are not having that conversation. it's about taxing the rich and pitting people against each other, when these are far conversations to have. i think to your point, liz cheney has emerged as someone we've known for years, having covered her father as vice president, who's an ideological conservative, but who believes in institutions and believes in democracy and appropriate
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behavior in office and so forth. >> showing you there is some common ground, right? >> right. and now we have to ask, is it exciting enough in this post-trump-traumatic order to have an ideological plan. fbi raided the home and office of rudy giuliani, the president's attorney. this development advances a critical probe by prosecutors that's been under way for more than two years over his political activities in ukraine. he denies all wrongdoing. joining us now, maggie haberman. great to see you. this popped on all of our phones yesterday and america went wow. first of all, what were they after in the raid? what did they get? >> so, john, it is an extraordinary step that this was not simply a subpoena. this was a search warrant.
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this was seizure of devices among other things that we're aware of. they took electronic devices, phones, and i believe there were additional ones as well. they were searching for specific conversations between rudy giuliani and key figures in another probe of ukrainians who were attempting to influence the government. they were seeking conversations between giuliani and a reporter john solomon. they also obtained a search warrant of another trump lawyer, brief trump lawyer, victoria toensing. she was told she was not a target. federal officials have declined to comment. there's a broad effort to, it appears, at least stemming from this initial probe into giuliani's efforts around looking into negative information around president biden and his son dating back to at least 2019 and likely earlier, to looking at whether
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he was engaging in unregistered lobbying activity that could influence u.s. policy. that's what we know about the investigation right now. it could go in other directions. as you know, john, these things often start in one place and go in another direction. one person who knows that well is rudy giuliani, who's a former u.s. attorney. >> he's been under investigation for nearly two years now, maggie. >> yep. >> it's almost like, here we go. something came of. this why did this raid happen now? >> it's an excellent question, brianna. as best as we can tell, and, again, this has not been said by anyone but looking at the timing, there was a change in top brass at the department of justice in the last couple of weeks. the trump-era folks, you know, were finally gone from the top ranks, and then you had the biden team having their own people in the top ranks sworn in. so i think that there is certainly some correlation, at least in terms of the timing.
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it's worth noting that officials had been trying to get a search warrant or get ahold of rudy giuliani's information since last summer and were unable to move forward under the trump administration's legal department. that has invited criticism from some of president biden's critics and trump supporters suggesting this is politics at play. the flip side of that, the argument by folks on biden's side is that this should have been dealt with a year before. >> the white house said they knew nothing about this. do you know how high up the approval would have had to go in order for this to happen? are we talking attorney general ma merrick garland or others? >> we did hear from white house official this was not something that reached them. i don't have insight into
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whether there were specific conversations between them and the doj, but this is very politically sensitive. i understand why they want to make clear they're not involved in this. but it would be unusual for a white house not to be at least, you know, glancingly briefed about something like this. >> it's rare for prosecutors, maggie, to execute a search warrant on a lawyer, which is something you point out in your reporting. >> yep. >> but manhattan prosecutors have done this before. they did it with michael cohen. this does happen sometimes, but there is a threshold they have to meet. >> that's right. there's a threshold they have to meet, and they have to convince a judge there's enough probable evidence of a crime to warrant this kind of extraordinary step. again, as you know, this was taken on another lawyer, really where this all began with michael cohen a couple of years ago. this was also taken on victoria toensing. she was another lawyer.
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again, she only worked briefly for president trump. she was working closely with rudy giuliani on other issues. it does suggest a big escalation moving forward in this case. i should note one other thing that happened. rudy giuliani's personal assistant was subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury. that's a big deal because it's just a human interview and allowing for fresh information, but it suggests that it's not simply restricted to activity rudy giuliani himself was doing but what could have been done on his behalf. any way you look at it, this is a step forward. >> maggie, great to have you this morning. thank you. >> thanks, guys. this isn't the only trouble facing rudy giuliani. our experts are here to break down what happens next. and dramatic video on officers who were assaulted defending the capitol during the insurrection.
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ed if real agents raiding the giuliani, the former president's longtime attorney, which an extraordinary move. joining us now with a closer look at how we got here, cnn legal analyst and former prosecutors elie honig and jennifer rodgers. elie, this is really, as we said, extraordinary. what does this tell us about the case the prosecutors have? >> yeah, brianna. this is really important because it givens us a glimpse into the ongoing investigation. the key phrase here is "probable cause." probable cause is less evidence beyond a reasonable doubt that you need to get a conviction in front of a jury. what does it mean? it means a fair probability that evidence of a crime will be found in a particular case.
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jen, you and i have dealt with this. you know you can't just go to a judge and say, hey, judge, take my word for it, we have probable cause. you have to type it all out and bring it to the julydge and he reviews it. >> before you even get to the point where you're going to a judge, of course, there are a lot of obstacles in the way of prosecutors with these kinds of search warrant. the sanctity is something that the judge takes very seriously. first you start in your own office. you have go all the way to the top. at the southern district of new york, they handle it. then the office of enforcement operations. now there is even another hurdle in a way put in place by jeffrey rosen, the former deputy attorney general under former
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president donald trump. he issued a memo as he headed out the door, now in the case of search warrants, the prosecutor has to get approval from the attorney general. this one we know has went all the way up to the top. whether or not the a.g. merrick garland approved it, we don't know for sure. it's likely with the political sensitivity, he has. but we don't know. >> that's a high bar to get to where they got yesterday, inside giuliani's office and apartment, grabbing his stuff. what happens next, elie, to that stuff, everything that was seized? >> first the fbi will take whatever items they seized and do a forensic review of those electronic devices. they'll tap into the phones. people think they can delete these things. you and i know, jen, the fbi is really good at finding them. you think you deleted.
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they're often still in there. then the prosecutors will sit down with all of the evidence and search warrant and make a charging decision. do we have enough evidence to charge. do we have enough evidence to prove this case beyond a reasonable doubt to the jury. if you're wondering how long this can take, there's no specific timetable, but for reference, michael cohen's office was raided by the fbi in april of 2018. it took four months until august of 20189 for h to be charged an guilty. >> you have the foreign registration act. it's acting assa an agent, a foreign person or government, to engage in political activities within the u.s. such as intending to influence a u.s. official in u.s. or foreign policy. and the kicker here is that if you do all of that without having properly registered with
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the department of justice, that's illegal. and that's for transparency purposes. it's okay to lobby on behalf of foreign interests, of course, but the u.s. government wants to know who's behind the lobbying. it's a matter of national security. that's why fara is a formal law. >> the thing is this isn't rudy giuliani's only legal problem here. what else is he facing? >> we know rudy has been sued civilly by dominion voting systems alleging he caused over a billion dollars in damages on false statements of election fraud. we know he's being charged with potential perjury when he went in front of the georgia legislature and made false statements about election fraud. and, of course, we know doj
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continues to investigate the insurrection. remember when he stood in front and said let's have trial by combat. he's got a lot of legal problems, and now he's got one more. >> smart people having a smart discussion. that was really good. thank you. rudy giuliani is like a human pigpen. everywhere he's walked, he has impeachments and lawsuits. ev everywhere he goes, all kinds of problems. everything. newly released video shows the chemical attack on capitol police officer brian sicknick who, of course, later died. what this reveals about the investigation into the deadly insurrection. and three white men in georgia facing federal hate crime charges in the death of ahmaud ashbury.
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this moment that brian sicknick who later died and other officers were attacked with a chemical spray. we want to warn you you may find some of this video very disturbing. in the first video slowed down, you see officer engaging rioters who are attempting to pull metal barriers away from the police line. then officer sicknick and others are sprayed with a chemical irritant. then you go to a wide shot. you see julian cater spraying. you see multiple angles of this alleged incident. what it really shows is just how badly the officers reactioned to these chemicals. this body camera video shows officers attending to another officer who had been sprayed with a pepper spray.
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cater and his associate have been charged. both pleaded not guilty and are due in court in a few days. >> what is the capitol police saying about this? >> they're upset this is out. extremely painful for family members of officers who were targeted in the attack. they keep relieving it. they did send us this statement saying, again, they express their disappointment. they say though they understand the legal obligation to provide the videos, the leadership requested the videos not be released to safeguard officers and their families from being forced to relive that traumatic day. viewers were critical of this decision for us to air it. they wonder if we're exploiting people's pain. i want to stress that is never our intention, but people have to know how horrible that day was, how horrific it was.
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people need to know what these officers went through, and we're committing to telling these stories. >> and the truth of what they went through is being challenged. >> that's right. the justice department charging three white men with hate crimes in the death of ahmaud arbery. the 23-year-old black man was shot while jogging. two of the men claim they were carrying out a citizen's arrest and were acting out in self-defense. amara walker has more. can you tell us the latest? >> reporter: you have 35-year-old travis mcmichael, his 65-year-old father m and another. in the release, it specifically states that ahmaud ashry was
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basically targeted because of the color of his skin. they used force to intimidate arbery. just to refresh your memory you may recall the video of the deadly confrontation that went viral during the middle of the pandemic in may of 2020. it spread widespread outrage. in it you see 25-year-old ahmaud arbery jogging through the neighborhood in brunswick, georgia. he's chased down by three men, two men in a pickup truck. gregory mcmichael is a former police officer. and a third person who's recording the video, william bryan. what they did is chased him down in the pickup truck. the mcmichaels cut him off as he's jogging. there's the physical
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confrontation and you see the gunshots ringing out. prosecutors say it was travis mcmichael who used the shotgun to eventually kill ahmaud arbery. they say they were conducting a citizen's arrest and that he had been involved in a series of burglaries in that neighborhood. i do want to read to you some of the statements and reaction we've been getting from all parties involved. arbery's mother spoke with us. wanda cooper jones says it's one step closer to justice. ben crump says this is an important milestone in an uphill battle toward racial justice and we heard from the mcmichaels' attorney. they say they're disappointed about the false narrative. bryant's attorney stated his
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client didn't commit a crime. and just lastly to mention, all three have been charged at the state level. some of those charges include felony murder. they've all pleaded not guilty and they're all behind bars without bond right now, brianna. >> such an important case. amara walker, thank you for your report. coming up, one american city vowing not to throw away their shots in the race to get people vaccinated. india hits another all-time high in coronavirus cases and deaths. we have a live report next.
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if you look at it, it would be an incredible waste, polo. >> reporter: it absolutely would, brianna. the city has been pushing really hard to get those doses administered. it's very possible by now many of those 4,000 doses have already been administered. that number could be significantly down. regardless of that, that's pretty telling. here, philly has been doing everything they can to make it nearly impossible to get a vaccine. this particular site in downtown philadelphia, it's a fema-run site. they've stayed open for walkup folks late yesterday and plan to do so today. they're even offering free transit for people to get the vaccine. a spokesperson put it it pretty clearly, writing, the city is encouraging all philadelphians to come down and be vaccinated.
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everyone in philadelphia is eligible. no line, no wait, no i.d. required, no insurance, no cost. they're putting this out because this is a site built to handle about 6,000 people a day in terms of vaccination. now they're o down to only a few hundred. they want to get that number up not only here but across the country. this is a big message. this is a situation where municipalities do not want to be in. they literally would have to throw out these vaccinations that would expire. again, we do have reason to believe that number, that 4,000 number could be considerably lower right now. nonetheless, the push still discontinued by philadelphia to get the city vaccinated. in a city of 4.5 million people, only half are vaccinated. coronavirus cases in the u.s., by the way, dropping pretty precipitously. but the crisis in india is reaching a new level of horror. the government is reporting a new global record. nearly 800,000 new cases there
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and a single-day record of 3,600 deaths. the actual numbers are believed to be even worse than that. cnn's sam kiley is live in new delhi. we want to warn you what you're seeing is going to be disturbing. sam, walk us through what you're seeing. >> i'm in a cemetery, a handful of cemeteries that's working round the clock. this is wood supplies. we've had about six of these go past us in about the last 20 minutes as they're carrying wood. you're seeing many of the dead are waiting to be buried. this location is just one in delhi, john. they're burning about 150 people a day, often late into the night in contravention of the hindu tradition when these rites are
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normally performed during the day. they had to call in for extra supplies of wood because the death toll here is completely beyond anything they've been led to expect to cope with. these are all the remains of human beings, human beings who have been unable to be properly mourned by their families and friends who have been taken mostly, almost entirely, we're told, victims of the covid pandemic that is rapidly coming to the stage, representing something that is almost biblical in scale here in delhi because the figures are officially some 600 dead -- extra dead a day in delhi. but this is a sign of just how bad things have become, john. this is in addition to the crematorium. none of this existed before last week. it was all used as an extension so people could get through the numbers of people who are passing away in as hygienic a
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way as they possibly can. there's another person coming through just now, yet another example, result of nor modi's p. they've been conducting political rallies around the country, allowing hindu festivals. all of these superspreader events are contributing to scenes like this. quite terrifying. this is by no means, john, the only crematorium in the city. and similar scale, problems have been seen in a lot of the other states around india where also the vaccination program has been halting. they just announced yesterday that the vaccinations of those planned for 800 have gone to 200
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a day because they simply weren't supplied with enough of the vaccines, john. >> sanl, i don't know what to say. what you're showing us is heartbreaking. it's overwhelming, frankly. everywhere your camera turns, we are seeing death at this point. it's difficult for us here in the united states to get a real grip on the scope, the scope of the devastation that you're seeing there. has this just completely overwhelming daily life in india now? is it now everywhere you turn? >> reporter: amazingly there are areas of the country where levels of infection are lower, and there's a proportion of the population if the official statistics are to be believed -- frankly, i for one don't believe them -- then india is well below the thoughts of infections seen in the united kingdom and across
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europe. this tells a different tale, doesn't it? it's true to be said though, john, that the public health system is being overwhelmed. we have seen hospitals here running out of oxygen, running out of hospital beds, the incapability of the central government to provide oxygen, which has led to the united states to give $100 million worth of donations. the united kingdom was first to send out extra oxygen and the capacity to produce oxygen. lots of other countries are contributing. the question for the modi government is why did you send it abroad when it was needed at home. the answer to that is commercial and political. he was genuinely of the view that india had somehow seemed to have weathered the pandemic storm without a massive vaccination program. that's due to get under way in the beginning of may.
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there are over four people who tried to register yesterday. th there's an understanding finally in india vaccinations are the way forward. for those who missed out, attending these superspreader events, contacted by others who have been infected with these superspreader events, the result is not always dead, but it's profoundly deep sickness and illness, and it's the ill people, of course, who are so desperately being kept alive. they're going to be saved, a lot of them, by the international community. but it would be very interesting to see whether or not the political fallout for the senn fral government here who by any standard has failed to meet the basic needs of the country which is not only mild poverty, but also has a space program. john? >> sam kiley, thank you so much, you and your team. i know this is hard to be in the midst of. i know it's hard to walk around
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and see all this death. we appreciate it. the world needs to see what's happening there. thank you very much. >> i don't -- like you said, i don't know what to say looking at that scene there. and what is so clear is the government is not being honest about what is happening. we've heard that repeatedly from reporters including our sam kiley. they don't trust the official numbers. they don't trust what the government in india is telling them, and vaccinations may be the way forward, but that's so far off to see the effects of that. >> i don't know that i've seen anything like that before. again, e i'm glad sam was there so we can all see what's happening. something needs to be done. moments ago, alexei navalny back in a courtroom after nearly dying from a hunter strike in prison. see what happened next. did you know you can go to to customizes your car insurance so you only pay for what you need? really? i didn't-- aah! ok. i'm on vibrate. aaah! only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪
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