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five-part documentary series. he also has plans to get back on stage, we're told. hope to see you back here this time tomorrow. don't go anywhere. >> this is cnn breaking news. wolf blitzer is standing by in surfside, florida. president biden is meeting with family members right now of the victims of last week's horrific condo collapse. this after meeting with first responders last hour and as rescue efforts are suspended right now over fears the existing tower, the part that is still standing, could fall. we'll have a live report soon. first, we are following breaking news out of manhattan just minutes from now the grand jury indictments against the trump organization and the chief financial officer are expected to be unsealed.
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meaning we'll learn exactly what charges the former president's company and the top executive are facing. the chief financial officer surrendering to prosecutors this morning. and he is vowing to fight, not flip, but could the charges change that? we know prosecutors have been investigating a mult dude of potential violations. we are told attorneys have narrowed their focus, specifically on cash bonuses. and whether the organization properly paid taxes on those and other benefits. while we wait for these indictments to be unsealed, i want to bring in former assistant u.s. attorney for the southern district of new york and cnn chief political analyst. good to have you both here. ellie, if these charges are solely related to whether taxes were paid on bonuses, that seems pretty small. it's my understanding prosecutors rarely do this. if this is where two plus years
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of investigation has led, what does that tell you? >> if this is all prosecutors have, it's not much. now, the key thing to look at when we get the indictment is how big is the fraud? what are the dollar amounts we're talking about here? because that's going to make a big difference in how much pressure there is on the cfo to flip. for example, if he's charged with over a million dollars of tax loss, under new york state law there's a maximum penalty of 25 years. but if we're only talking about a couple grand, it's as little as a misdemeanor. that's going to have a big impact on whether he flips. and whether he flips is the key factor as to whether this gets bigger on not. >> and gloria, we know weisselberg indicated he won't flip. what do we know about his relationship with trump and the organization and how that factors into his loyalty? >> well, it's all he's known.
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he used to work with fred trump, donald trump's father. and he's been with the trump organization for as long as he's worked at anything. and he started out as just the sort of an accountant and then they promoted him. but effectively, what he is is donald trump's trump to a certain degree. he doesn't have the role of the con ciliary that michael cohen was. donald trump is famous for not wanting to pay his bills, and if you charged him $100, he'd say you only did $75 worth of work, and that was weisselberg's job. he was the guy who said pay him $75, tell him to take it or leave it. that's all we're going to do. so he was looking at the bottom line for donald trump. he knew what donald trump wanted to do. he knew what he wanted to pay. and what he didn't want to pay because he listened to him. and that's how that relationship worked. i don't think they're particularly personally close as in going out to dinner together
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all the time. but i do think it's a long-standing relationship. and weisselberg has a certain sense of loyalty to donald trump. we'll see where that takes him after he take a look at these indictments. >> a spokesperson for the trump organization released a statement in response to all this saying in part, quote, the district attorney is bringing a criminal prosecution involving employee benefits that neither the irsnor any other district attorney would ever think of bringing. this is not justice. this is politics. gloria, could these charges backfire politically? >> well, sure. of course. anything can. and donald trump will no doubt use it and you already see it coming from him. he will play the victim card here, and he will say this is a politically motivated prosecution. nobody would ever do this to anybody. let's take a look at what the charges are and where they lead. and also, don't forget. this could be very damaging to donald trump's business. put the politics to one side.
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what does this do to the trump administration? what does this do to the business relationships? and loans banks have given the trump organization? i mean, there are a lot of dominos that can fall here. but you can be sure that donald trump will play this politically in the sense that it is another witch hunt against him and that he'll try and use it to say these democrats are just out to get me. >> as we await the unsealing of the indictments, we don't have all the details, obviously, but we have been told that there is not expected to be a charge against trump himself at this point. but why charge an organization, the trump organization? it just -- i think a lot of us who are less familiar with the way these things work, you think well, okay, if convicted, who goes to jail? >> yeah. so prosecutors can charge organizations. it's happened before. however, good prosecutors, strong prosecutors, never want
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to charge the organization without the people who committed the crimes. all we have here, apparently, is going to be a charge against the cfo. the question a lot of people naturally have is did it go any higher? wasn't anyone else responsible for this? and that's a tough question that the da and the attorney general are going to have to ask. unless we believe that only allen weisselberg was involved in this, then it falls short and doesn't exact full accountability. so we'll see where their investigation goes. if i'm prosecuting this case, i'm not charging unless i am sure i can capture all the officials behind this. >> if this is just the beginning, and not the end, what happens next? how do you see this next phase unfolding? >> there's one of two ways that this could grow. one is allen weisselberg flips. if he does, he opens the keys to the palace. the current status quo is he's
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said he has no interest in flipping. the other question is even if he doesn't flip, do prosecutors have enough based on michael cohen and the controller who testified, and the tax returns and the financial documents. my read is at this moment, they don't believe they have enough to charge other people, or else they would. so they're going to need a break here one way or another is the way i view it from my prosecuting experience. >> they need weisselberg. weisselberg is the guy who was involved in cutting the check for stormy daniels. according to michael cohen. weisselberg has the keys to the kingdom to a certain degree. it's my suspicion that they need someone like that. and they're putting an awful lot of pressure on him today, and we'll have to see what the pressure amounts to. >> and real quick, we heard from weisselberg's former daughter-in-law who has been working with prosecutors, providing documents, providing interviews and testimony,
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depositions. she was asked this morning whether she knew of sort of a paper trail text trail, email trail, potentially, that wietslberg would have. because obviously that's corroborating evidence, potentially in this case. and she seemed to think that weisselberg and trump rarely communicated via text or email. and i imagine that could play a big factor here in terms of whether prosecutors have enough to go on. >> that's going to be a real obstacle for prosecutors. we know trump is not an emailer or texter. we not going to have a smoking gun moment. you're going to need a witness who needs to say more than just of course he was the boss. he knew everything. prosecutors need someone to say this transaction was fraudulent and donald trump was part of it. that's what you need. >> thank you both. a lot to await. let's head to capitol hill now. nancy pelosi just announced her
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appointments to the new select committee that investigates the riot. most notable is the republican member hand picked by pelosi for this committee. congressional congresswoman liz cheney of wyoming. she's one of only two gop leaders to vote. she's faced backlash for her criticism of former president trump and says she's honored to serve on this panel, and that, quote, congress is obligated to conduct a full investigation of the most serious attack on our capitol since 1814. that day saw the most sacred space in our republic overrun by an angry and violent mob, attempting to stop the counting of electoral votes and threatening the peaceful transfer of power. end quote. now, cheney, defying republican leader kevin mccarthy. we're learning he threatened to strip committee assignments from any republican who dared to join
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this select committee. mccarthy himself could be called as a witness to testify on this phone call he had while the attack was underway. jessica dean is in washington to walk us through all of this. we have now heard from both cheney and mccarthy. what are they saying? >> well, we just heard from congresswoman liz cheney. she just came out of speaker pelosi's office where the seven additional members and her were meeting with pelosi about the house select committee. and she came out and she said that she has not been told that she will lose her committee assignments, but she said the oath to the constitution, her oath matters more to her. that is the latest from congresswoman cheney who just came out of a meeting with the house select committee, and house speaker nancy pelosi. kevin mccarthy also spoke a short time ago and maintains he didn't threaten anybody with
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anything. take a listen. >> i did not -- let me be clear. i'm not threatening anybody with committee assignments. what i'm saying is it was shocking to me that if a person is a republican, they get the committee assignments for the republican conference. for somebody to accept committee assignments from speaker pelosi, that's unprecedented. >> again, cheney saying that her oath to the constitution comes above partisan politics. mccarthy says he hasn't threatened anybody with anything, but our reporting indicates he threatened republicans they would be stripped of committee assignments if they support the committee. some of the actions they have taken that kevin mccarthy has not done anything about or threatened to strip them of their committee memberships. if you look, we have some of them we can show you of the
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different congressmen that have done different things that mccarthy has not punished them for. you have moe brooks. the words he was using. some said he was inciting violence on the sixth. no repercussions for that or for marjorie taylor greene who mccarthy did not move to strip from the committees after the conspiracy theories she put out there, and indicating she supported violent acts against democratic leadership. instead, the full house had to strip her of her committees. that's how that worked out. congressman matt gaetz is under a federal investigation around reports of potential sex trafficking and a relationship with an underage minor and fundraising with white nationalists. again, these are all things that mccarthy has not punished any of these people for. so there begs the question, a lot of people are asking you're
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not willing to strip people of committees for these sorts of things or rebuke them. at the same time, you're willing to strip people from committees who are willing to join this january 6th fact finding mission and this house select committee. this is the key thing. democrats had wanted to go forward with a bipartisan commission. it got 35 republican votes in the house. when it came out of the house, but it was filibustered in the senate. that was everybody's first choice, including liz cheney's. here we are. and this is what the group is going to be moving forward. it remains to be seen what mccarthy will do. he can appoint five members. >> the bipartisan commission thafgs proposed was negotiated by republican, a key republican in one of those congressional assignments. thank you, jessica, for that reporting. we're following also new developments in surfside, florida. president biden is meeting with families affected by the tragic
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condo collapse. wolf blitzer is there. >> reporter: sad developments unfolding today. the president visiting with the families. just as rescue work desperately needed to find some survivors, it has been halted over enormous fears right now that the rest of the tower could potentially crumble, could fall. very unstable. endangering the lives of hundreds of search and rescue workers who are on the scene. it's stopped for now. we have details coming up. that's next. l. it's clear to see. t-mobile is the leader in 5g. t-mobile. america's largest, fastest, most reliable 5g network. for the power of a deep clean in minutes try mr. clean clean freak unlike bleach sprays, clean freak begins deep cleaning on contact with 3x the cleaning power to break down tough messes in seconds so, it's perfect for stovetops, tough bathroom soap scum, and even stainless steel. mr. clean clean freak
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here in surfside, florida.
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he's consoling the families of the victims. our chief white house correspondent is with me here in surfside. kaitlyn, all of a sudden in the last few hours it got more painful and difficult to console the families. they've been waiting and praying for a miracle. all of a sudden the search rand rescue has come to a halt because of dangers to the existing tower that it could collapse. >> that's tough news for the families to take. they've been waiting to hear any kind of news about their loved ones. they got this news just hours before this meeting that's happening with the president right now. where we're told it's not all the families but a lot of them. we saw them getting into the buses, going to meet with the president. they've been meeting for nearly an hour with president biden behind closed doors. officials going up to this building up to the trip were saying this is going to be the hardest part of his time here. yes, he met with local officials talking about what the rescue
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effort is look like. he also thanks the first responders, working tirelessly to try to sift through the rubble to find people as a result of this building collapse. but now, actually, meeting with the families behind closed doors. while it may be more suited to president biden's tendencies, he's familiar with grief. we've talked about that for decades in his political career, but nothing prepares you to be with families behind closed doors and trying to offer them some kind of comfort which local officials said they were hopeful for with the president's visit here. they talked about the logistics of what it's like to have a presidential visit, making sure it doesn't disrupt the other efforts underway, but also bringing a sense of unity and some kind of small sense of comfort to the families that they can, while they are waiting to hear news about the loved ones and given that the search and rescue operations have been halted, that's a tough thing to stomach. the meeting is going on. we'll hear after the president after it wraps. they've set up three hours for the meeting to give you a sense of how much time the families
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are going to have with the president. >> 18 confirmed dead. last we heard two kids, a ten-year-old and four-year-old among the deaths and 145 people still unaccounted for. missing. and the family members of those 145 desperately want some answers and they're praying for miracles. the search and rescue operation has come to a close. you did say, and i thought it was newsworthy. the president, the federal government is willing to chip in and help with the expenses. >> not just chip in. he says he believes and it seems like they were discussing it with attorneys and seeing purview, that that would pay for 100% of the effort underway. you've seen how many first responders are here. search and rescue. this is not just from this area. it's from all over, even from other nations. he said he believes the federal government will be able to pay for that. that's welcome news for the officials dealing with the shock and logistics for the effort. >> we'll have live coverage once
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the president speaks after the three hour meeting with the families. we'll hear what he and presumably the first lady have to say. i know you'll be with me all day as well. thank you. excellent as usual. amid all of this, the fact is the governor and others are pointing to serious potential weather problems that could dramatically impact and they're hoping it will resume the search and rescue operation which has come to a halt. tropical storm warnings are in the atlantic right now. and if the tropical storms begin to come closer, everything is going to come to a complete halt, and these are critical days right now. totally critical days. day 8, day 9, day 10. if someone is alive back there, they'll have to be found quickly. people are praying for miracles. rosa flor us is with me right now. rosa, you've been speaking with family members, with others. heart breaking to hear what they were praying for, that the
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search and rescue operation would find someone alive. that's come to a grind. >> and for them to hear early this morning, wolf, that the search and rescue efforts were halted. i've been trying to stay in contact with public information officers to see if the search and rescue efforts have resumed at this point. they say nothing has changed. but it's important to note why this is. because you know that these men and women, what they want to do is get over the rubble, underneath, tunnel through, to try to find signs of life. but it really was a very dangerous situation according to the fire chief at about 2:11 this morning, the monitors went off. and they know that when that happens, the structural engineers are on site. they're monitoring every second of this. well, it turns out there was a column that was swaying six to 12 inches. that's a foot, wolf. imagine that happening. the dangers to the men and women, and also the danger to the structure.
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they were afraid of a secondary collapse. on top of that, there was a concrete slab on the south side of this power that was also moving. the pile of rubble started moving. and so i asked the fire chief if there was something in particular that triggered this. he says they don't know at this point. we know this work is to meticulous, and it's so dangerous, that every single time that they move a piece of rubble, they've got to calculate what the reaction of that is going to be. and then finally, i wanted to share that the fire chief shared that in the very intense moments on thursday, a week ago today, they heard the voice of a woman. it was very early on. so you can only imagine the stress going through these first responders, trying to get to this woman. eventually, he said they no longer heard her voice. >> keep hearing a woman screaming out. listen to this.
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>> during our initial search and rescue efforts, while we were working under the structure, the same structure that significantly compromised right now, we did hear audible sounds and they were searching for a female voice is what we heard for several hours. and eventually, we didn't hear her voice anymore. unfortunately, we didn't have success. >> and you know, wolf, i've been staying in contact with first responders, trying to learn when the operations are going to resume. at this hour, everything is still the same. they are still waiting to get the green light from structural engineers. >> and tropical storm warnings that could further delay all of this. we'll see what happens on the weather front. all bad news. thank you for that. rosa flores reporting for us. i want to bring in allen, surfside's designated investigator of the condo
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collapse. thank you for joining us. what's your analysis right now? it's very depressing, the movement of what's remaining of this mocondominium building. this tower that could potentially come down. >> you have to have a lot more information to answer the question of when and if. obviously in a situation like this, given the condition of the building that i know about and have seen, the building could have secondary collapse mechanisms. sometimes that happens. the -- right now protecting the first responders and the emergency guys is really important, because you need them there to be able to keep looking for people. the idea is to understand the movement, why it occurred and determine if the movement caused the potential for a secondary collapse. >> yeah. it would not be unusual to have this kind of pause.
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i spoke to the new york fire chief who was directly involved in the search and rescue operation after 9/11. repeatedly they had to halt their search and rescue effort because of fears that other structures could come down endangering the men and women involved in that search and rescue operation. what kind of options, allen, do they have now to ensure that recovery work can continue safely? >> i think we had the same kind of issues at the pentagon where we had to stop and start a lot given the safety concerns. to the extent possible, it has to be determined what caused the movement, and try and make sure that nothing else has been put at risk in the building. once you feel as comfortable as you can from a safety standpoint, you can begin the operation again. but you have to pay attention now to the fact that we have a potential high winds coming in the storm. we are doing computer models of
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what kind of wind force causes what kind of stress, and, therefore, it's possible that at a certain wind force, the building is still standing. for eight or nine or ten hours it might have to -- the recovery effort might have to stop to get people away from there. but we're doing the computer modelling to try and confirm the different numbers. >> allen, thank you so much for all you're doing. we are obviously very grateful to you. thanks very much for joining us. and i'm going to throw it back to you. but i have to tell you, it's so depressing. it's been a week, and the families that were desperately praying and hoping for miracles, sadly, the search and rescue operation has ground to a halt, and we have no idea when it may resume. >> dozens of people still unaccounted for. they've already removed 1400 tons of degree from the site. it seems like a never ending debris of mountain. thank you for your ongoing reporting. ahead, the supreme court
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upholding voting restrictions in arizona that challengers say make it harder for minorities to vote. what's behind that decision and what it could mean for challenges in other states. stay with us. s] [sfx]: happy screaming [music ends]
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today a major supreme court ruling that could further chip away at protections for voters. in a 6-3 decision, the justices upheld two provisions of an arizona law that restrict how ballots can be cast. we are following this. how significant is today's ruling? >> reporter: right. this case was out of arizona and had to do with the historic voting rights act, particularly section 2 that bars state law, that result in racial discrimination. and at issue were the two arizona laws. one said that if you cast a ballot in the wrong precinct, it has to be wholly discarded. and the second said -- had to do with restrictions on who could deliver a ballot to the polling place. it said only family members, close family members and really was more restrictive there.
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and a lower court said both of these laws had an impact on minorities and struck them down under the voting right act. and today a justice writing about a 6-3 majority, and that's breaking down along ideological lines. he said the laws were okay. and what's really important about it is his reasoning. you heard echoes of what the conservatives have been saying, what president trump is saying. that states have a right to pass laws to combat voting fraud. and so what this means is now the court today has limited the reach of section 2, and it comes as states across the country are passing more and more restrictive laws. so it should have a big impact in the near future. >> yeah. for georgia, to florida, to texas. supreme court also invalidated a california rule that required charitable groups that solicit donations to disclose the list of their contributors. what kind of impact could this
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have? >> this is another case with the political undertones. it was this california law, and it required charities to say who their donors were. and two conservative charities challenged it and said their donors might be chills from coming forward. fear of harassment. and here you had john roberts agreeing and he said look, there's no good reason for this law. it's really burdening these people who are afraid to come forward, and what's interesting about this one is supporters of campaign finance reform had been watching this case very carefully. because they were afraid that it was going to bleed into the political sphere. and allow more anonymous or dark money into the political sphere. and you saw that in the dissent today. justice sotomayor said today's ruling could be a significant risk. there could be a significant risk that it will topple disclosure regimes that could be
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constitutional. the fear is it will lead to more dark, anonymous money going into the campaign system. that's why it's important. >> you covered the supreme court like no one else. thank you for joining us. listen to this. a high school basketball team in southern california now stripped of its regional title after a co tortilla chip throwing incident. those are chips being hurled at players, a predominantly hispanic team that had just lost. athletic officials reviewed this and deemed it unacceptable. they said it warrants sanctions. so along with losing their title now, coronado was put on probation, and must complete a sportsmanship work short stop. in the world of college sports, we are just hours into a new era. beginning today, student athletes can make money from their name, their image, their likeness and already some are
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the recovery operation here in surfside, florida involves more than just searching through the rubble of the collapsed tower behind me. some officials have the truly heart breaking task of talking to the families about distinguishing features that could identify their loved ones. brian todd is working this part of the story for us. this is a really difficult and painful operation. >> reporter: it is, wolf, and we talked to an israeli commander, part of this operation. he says this is the most complicated operation he's been on. he's done this for seven years. he's been in mexico and nepal.
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he says this is tough. he outlined for us exactly the reasons why. here's what he had to say a short time ago. >> here it collapsed inside itself. it collapsed in four different phases, and each face collapsed on the former faces. as seen on the security movie, you see the center collapse first. then the back on the center, and then the north side collapse on the center also. so you -- you don't have 12 stories, 12 layers. you have dozens of layers. >> and so he also told us his job is to get with the families of people who live there, and he's kind of got to act as a detective. he's got to ask them, where was your loved one at the time of the collapse? were they in a bedroom or living room? do they have tattoos, jewelry,
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detingtive hair? he's a detective in the wreckage. >> they're searching for the people, and god willing there are survivors. the search operation has come to a halt because of the dangers from the existing towers that it could collapse endangering the men and women involved in the operation. we are getting more information about those sadly who have passed away who have died from this. 18 confirmed dead right now. yesterday four more including a four-year-old and a ten-year-old. and now we're learning about a 21-year-old college student confirmed to have died in this collapse. >> we have that information, wolf. this victim identified as a 21-year-old who was a student at vanderbilt, university in nashville, tennessee according to a statement from the university. here's this part of it. we extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends, classmates and faculty as they deal with this unimaginable tragedy. you're getting more and more information. and you're learning that there are some young people in there. the four-year-old, ten-year-old.
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this young 21-year-old from vanderbilt. it's horrible. >> 18 confirmed dead. 145 people still missing. brian, thank you very much. brian todd reporting for us. i got to say, i keep stressing it, really emotional, what's going on. and very depressing right now. because of this halt in the search and rescue. >> what a gut check about what can happen and treasuringer moment we have, especially with our loved ones. thank you wolf and brian. another pivotal moment in the pandemic. the delta variant is now in 50 states. the white house is unleashing a new plan to fight it. aise the j. to gelato made from scratch. raise the jar to all five layers. raise the jar to the best gelato... you've ever tasted. talenti. raise the jar.
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giannit welcome back. the white house is deploying response teams across the nation to areas most impacted by this new highly contagious and aggressive delta variant, which is now confirmed in all 50 states. adding to concerns, only 47% of the country is fully vaccinated. joining us now, cnn medical analyst dr. leana wen, the former baltimore health commissioner. doctor, more than 2,000 people are still dying per week here in the u.s. from covid, and we know the new variant is in every corner of the country. talk to the unvaccinated people who have made the calculation that they are willing to risk getting covid versus the vaccine. what do people need to know about the delta variant? >> people need to know that if you are unvaccinated, you are at high risk for contracting covid-19, in particular the delta variant.
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this is more transmissible. it is already becoming dominant here in the u.s. the five states with the highest rate of covid-19 infections, the delta variant is more than 50% of the cases. it is 70% of all of the new cases, for example, in missouri, 60% of all the new cases in utah. people who are unvaccinated should know, yes, it is possible that you are not going to get severely ill. actually, most people do not become severely ill or hospitalized or died, but you could still be a long hauler. you could end up having long-term symptoms of loss of concentration, fatigue, hair loss, not being able to work because of coronavirus. so, please, get the vaccine that protects you from being severely ill and also protects you from having these long-term consequences that are really serious. >> the vaccine is key to stopping the spread and it is the key to protecting individuals, but as this variant does spread among unvaccinated in particular, that's going to infiltrate more and more communities. i just wonder, will those of us who are fully vaccinated
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eventually be at risk? >> yes. so here is the way i would think about it. there are three categories of situations and people. the first is if you are fully vaccinated and you are around other people fully vaccinated, you are very safe. on the other hand if you are not vaccinated and you are around other people unvaccinated, you are not safe. you should definitely bewaring masks in indoor settings. then there's this middle category. what if are you vaccinated but you are surrounded by unvaccinated people? there is still a risk to you. it may be a low risk, but then you have to consider who do you live with. if you are living at home with people who are unvaccinated or young children, for example, or other people who are immuno compromised and may be at risk for severe illness, you may still want to be wearing a mask in indoor places if you are surrounded by unvaccinated people. that's why proof of vaccination is going to be increasingly important as we move forward because we want to ensure that the unvaccinated are not posing a threat to people who are
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vaccinated. >> you and i both have children who are not eligible for the vaccine at this point. how worried are you about your kids and should parents be behaving differently right now, going back to some of those mitigation measures even if they're vaccinated? >> i am worried about our children because when we look at the numbers of people who are getting infected and hospitalized, over 95% of people getting hospitalize you now are people who are not vaccinated. we are seeing younger people getting ill in larger numbers. we as parents, if we are vaccinated that certainly protects us a lot from spreading it to our children, but it doesn't protect us 100%. so my husband and i, for example, are not going to go to indoor restaurants or crowded gyms, and i think that's important to protect our kids. >> okay. dr. leana wen, it is good to have your expertise. thank you for being with us. to the uk. princes william and harry putting aside their differences today to unveil a statue of their mother, the late princess
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diana. the piece will sit in the sunken garden at kensington palace where the brothers lived with their mom before she died, and there's a look at the statue. they unveiled the statue in a place on what would have been diana's 60th birthday. while the princes didn't speak at the ceremony they released a joint statement saying in part, quote, every day we wish she were still with us, and our hope is that this statue will be seen forever as a symbol of her life and her legacy. that does it for me today. thanks so much for being with us. i'll see you back here tomorrow at 1:00 eastern. in the meantime, you can follow me on twitter @annacabrera. the news continues next with alisyn.
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