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the healing for my baby. >> reporter: agnus velasquez has not left her 15-year-old daughter's side since she was placed on a ventilator in a florida hospital about ten days ago. >> she's in induced coma and she's also medically paralyzed. >> reporter: her daughter was not vaccinated. agnus was fully vaccinated and they both got covid around the same time. >> seeing how she suffer. >> reporter: mother and daughter an example of why the cdc updated its guidance yesterday recommending fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors in substantial and high-transmission areas after new science revealed that vaccinated people can and do spread covid-19. >> if you are vaccinated, you could potentially give disease to someone else. >> reporter: in florida which makes up 20% of the nation's covid cases reported in the last week, governor ron desantis has
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mained an anti-mask stance especially in schools. experts have raised legitimate concerns that the risks of masking outweigh the potential benefits for children. fortunately, the data kaet that covid is not a serious risk to healthy children. but there is no evidence that the risk of wearing masks outweigh the benefits. and cdc evidence shows covid can be a serious risk to children. >> if you look at the mortality rate of covid, just this past year for children it's more than twice the mortality rate that we see in influenza in a given year. >> we have a panel here today. >> reporter: desantis defiant on the facts, holding a private roundtable discussion this week with hand-picked out-of-state experts, parents and students who effectively reinforce his anti-mask ideology. the press was not invited to the event. and when cnn asked why, his office didn't respond. >> thank you again, governor. >> reporter: so we tracked down the governor at a press conference today.
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but after the last speaker finished talking, desantis walked away. >> governor, could you take a question, please, about covid? not taking questions from the press. we're all wondering why the press was not invited to the roundtable on masks. perhaps because reality in his state is not as cut and dry as desantis' closed-door roundtable made it appear. mask is a simple mitigation that we can and should use. with parents and students across the state on both sides of the issue. >> the hillsborough covid positivity rate is at 18%. do you remember the last time it was that high? trick question, it never has been. requiring masks is the least you can do. >> they told me -- >> reporter: agnus doesn't know exactly how paulina got covid. but she knows she's part of the growing number of unvaccinated people who are getting the deadly disease. >> what was the last thing that she told you? >> she told me that she loved
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me. >> reporter: and she hopes telling her and her daughter's story saves lives. governor ron desantis did not take my question during that press conference. just hours later he took to twitter to say that masks are bad policy. twitter is a safe space for politicians who want to say whatever they want without getting questions from reporters. jake? >> all right, rosa flores in florida, thank you so much. somebody else criticizing masks, house minority leader kevin mccarthy, he tweeted, quote, the threat of bringing masks back is not a decision based on science but a decision conjured up by liberal government officials who want to continue to live in a perpetual pandemic state. to that, the house speaker nancy pelosi said, of mccarthy, quote, he's such a moron. let's talk about this. jackie, putting the bad blood between pelosi and mccarthy aside, what the hell is mccarthy
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talking about? liberal government officials want to continue to live in a perpetual pandemic state? >> as i was in the elevator coming here, i got a fundraising request from trump, and it said, liberals want to put your children in masks forever or something of that genre. this is political. they're trying to score points. >> it's not just political. it's a lie. >> yes, it is. but i think the reason he's saying this is because he knows it's popular on his side. a lot of the people that don't want to wear masks that took their masks off are people who are not vaccinated when biden had that mission accomplished moment in may. and that is what experts say is creating the problem. and clearly mccarthy is still catering to that. >> and it also makes clear that even though we saw a few days recently where republicans started to kind of rally behind the idea of we need to get
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vaccinated. steve scalise talked about the importance of vaccination. ultimately, they are going back to basics here. and that is what we are seeing with kevin mccarthy and the continued politicization of this pandemic, making clear that even as cases are surging, even as this delta variant is spreading like wildfire, that ultimately they think it's good politics, at least for their base and for their fundraising purposes to continue to politicize this pandemic and raise questions about the kind of scientific advice that the cdc and others are putting out there. >> so last year i saw some liberal commentators criticizing then president trump for putting too much emphasis on vaccines and not enough on masking. and, you know, i think that that didn't age well. obviously the vaccines were very important, trump gets the credit he deserves for that "operation warp speed," et cetera. but here we are in a situation where now a lot of very strong voices in the republican party, not all, but a lot of very strong republican voices are
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anti-mask and at least not pro-vaccine in the way they should be. forgetting the politics of this for a second. what is motivating these people? i guess you can't forget the politics of it because that's the only thing motivating. >> i think you have a lot of americans that at the beginning of this pandemic had a lot of faith in many of our institutions. 80 plus percent of republicans and democrats had a favorable view of the cdc at the beginning of this pandemic. those numbers don't look like that these days. and it's not just republicans that have lost faith. if you're a progressive and you're someone who really felt comfortable wearing masks, you may feel a little bit of whiplash that just the cdc a couple of months ago was saying if you're vaccinated you can live a normal life and are now pivoting on that. there's new data that's what the cdc has sort of alluded to. but at this point you've got trust that has eroded in scientific institutions as a part of our government. and it's not just because conservative politicians in media are telling them so. it's because as this pandemic has gone along, these institutions have gotten worse
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about communicating clear guidance to people. that whiplash is leading a lot who used to say i'll do what the cdc tells me to, now, these folks can all go to hell. >> when that initial take off your mask was made, it left out parents and what you were supposed to do if your children were not old enough to get vaccinated. there was a lot of questions. so the inconsistency, whether or not they probably don't mean to, i think is causing a lot of confusion out there and eroding faith in the cdc. >> the other thing that's interesting is it's not just maga republicans who are refusing to get vaccinated. it is also large percentages or disproportionate percentages of the black community, disproportionate percentages of the latino community. i'm not in any of those audiences so i don't see it. but are there public psas to try to get all these individuals from all these more skeptical
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communities on board with the vaccines? >> there has been some of that. the ad council has done a lot of work on that front. as it relates to the white house, what they have repeatedly stressed that they believe is the most effective is to arm these, quote, trusted messengers in communities with the information. >> mitch mcconnell is saying it now, isn't he? >> mcconnell is running ads -- >> he's been very pro-vaccine. >> i think he's a polio survivor. >> the white house has talked about the importance of having people that folks know already in their communities, the local pastor, the local dog, something like that, to make that message. it is very clear that there is a huge shift in the white house in terms of the urgency and the need for action. that is why we saw this test case with the dan mate for veterans affairs health workers. tomorrow we're expecting the president will announce that federal workers will either need to be vaccinated or tested regularly. so they see this delta variant as a serious threat, and they are acting in a dramatic fashion to change course. because for a while we've heard
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jen psaki say we don't think the federal business should be in the business of mandates. but they are dipping their toes now. and the reason why is they're really hoping to spur on the private sector to follow the lead of what the federal government is going to be doing starting tomorrow hoping that this can become more widespread. it's really the only way they see to get those vaccination rates up to herd immunity. >> what do you think is the best way for the government or whomever, the health officials, to combat the misinformation? we saw a few weeks ago there was this effort by the white house to really go after facebook, not for writing anti-vax stuff but for allowing it on their platform. but robert kennedy jr. doesn't work for facebook. robert kennedy jr. just posts on facebook with his anti-vaccine nonsense. what's the best way to go after that? >> the best way to combat misinformation from somebody who has read something online that
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has made them scared of the vaccine, is to see that people they know have gotten it and been fine. i think that's going to be particularly valuable having someone in your orbit that you know and trust delivering that message, particularly for, for instance, the black community for the latino community, where their opposition to the vaccine is not about politics or about identity or making a stand about which side of this battle you're on, but rather about concerns about how much can you trust the medical establishment to give you accurate information. i think seeing someone that you know and trust get the vaccine turns out okay is going to be the best way to move forward. >> i will say though that there is growing evidence that making vaccination compulsory actually works. about 16% of people right now say that they either want to wait and see for the vaccine or that they would get it if they were required to. and i was recently in france when president macron announced this requirement for bars and
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cafes. it works. my own family there immediately ran to get vaccinated after that. >> he said what is your liberty worth if you tell me you don't want to get vaccinated and tomorrow you infect your father, your mother, or myself? i am a victim of your freedom. that's not a message that would go over well in the united states probably. but -- >> it didn't go over well there either, but people still got their shots. >> president trump endorsed a republican running for a house race in texas, but that candidate lost. jake beat susan wright. what do we think about what this says about trump's power in terms of endorsements, or is this an anomaly because the club for growth talked him into it at the last minute and convinced him that she was going to win. >> the turn out was only like 39,000 people. it was very low.
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and trump only won that district i believe by 3% in 2020. so this one's a little murkier. i'm watching ohio 15 next week, the special election for steve styver. it dollars a very wide field. i think that will give us more answers than perhaps this particular. donald trump doesn't have a perfect record when it comes to endorsements. he did not endorse lauren boebert. he endorsed their opponents. and those folks won anyways and are now in congress. so his record's not perfect. the danger for a republican is not will somebody else in my race get the trump endorsement. trump can use his megaphone to sink you more than he can use his megaphone to save you. >> thanks to everyone. really appreciate it. >> later we're going to have a look at americans who did not get the vaccine who are now sick and gasping for air and begging for the vaccine, their message to vaccine sceptics or vaccine procrastinators. plus, a spotlight on mental health at the toke yo olympics.
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in our world lead today, american and russian officials met today in switzerland for, quote, professional and substantive talks about stability between the two nations. professional, even as russia poses an ever growing cyber threat against the u.s. according to the biden administration with president biden saying yesterday that russia has already started interfering in the next elections in the united states. >> i think it's more likely we're going to end up, well, if we end up in a war, a real shooting war with a major power, it's going to be as a
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consequence of a cyber breach of great consequence. look at what russia is doing already about the 2022 elections and misinformation. it's a pure violation of our sovereignty. >> so, cnn's kylie atwood who covers the state for us joins us now. kylie, i mean, you just heard what biden is saying about the cyberattacks possibly leading to a kinetic war about the russians interfering in the u.s. election 2022. so why have this meeting? >> well, i think the administration is looking at the relationship with russia in buckets. and the nuclear buildup is one where both russia and the u.s. see it as in their interest to sit down and talk. and that's frankly because the other side is doing something that they don't like or they feel intimidated by. so there's a reason that they want to sit at the table. so, on the russian side, they are building up their military in the arctic, they also are working on an unmanned torpedo armed by a nuclear reactor. that's something that the u.s.
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is looking really closely at. we have no way of knowing their eff -- we have no way of controlling their efforts on that front. both sides are seeing what the other is doing, seeing that they don't have controls in space. they want to sit down and talk about it. this first round of conversations didn't really tell us much about what strategic ability is identified in these talks. is it just about nuclear arms or is it about the space race, is it about offensive nuclear capabilities when it comes to the nuclear command and control? as president biden said, that is clearly an area to watch given russia's aggressions. so we'll wait to see kind of how this all turns out. the state department has said they will work on working groups in their next meeting. >> kylie atwood, thank you so much. let's talk about this now with the democratic senator chris murphy of connecticut. he's a member of the senate foreign relations committee. should the u.s. be sitting down
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with the russians while the russians continue to attack the united states in the signer and election interference realm? >> the united states shouldn't have any fear of talking to our adversaries. we should be talking to the russians, we should be talking to the chinese, we should be talking to the iranians. as kylie mentioned, there are very important lines of cooperation that we have to be engaged in with the russians. we have complicated nuclear treaties with the russians that need to be enforced and implemented. we have similar interests when it comes to iran and the future of their nuclear program. we probably have similar issues in yemen. we've got to be able to fight them on the ground in which our interests are adverse but we also have to find lines of communication. >> they're literally attacking us. critical pipeline operators have reported more than 220 cybersecurity incidents since may. we know russia is behind lots of the attacks against our infrastructure in the u.s. how concerned are you about the vulnerability of our critical infrastructure?
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>> i'm incredibly concerned. and i maybe worry most that the private sector doesn't understand how deeply under threat they are. right now we're considering a massive increase in funding to the agencies in homeland security that work with the private sector to make sure that we're picking up these attacks in realtime. we only have a handful of government sensors that are deployed all over the country. we still have voluntary standards in place for many critical industries like the power sector. they're reluctant, the private sector is, to have any enforceable cybersecurity standards. but the consequence of that is to make the entire country incredibly vulnerable. we need more cooperation from the private sector. we need more funding to protect them. and then we should develop offensive compacts as well. we shouldn't be shy about making sure that russia knows if they're going to come after us, we can come after them in the same way. that will have a deterrent effect. >> let's turn now, if we could,
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to the big news on capitol hill, especially from the senate side infrastructure. negotiators say they have struck a deal. i know this bill is not as big as you and other progressives want it to be. will that keep you from voting for it, though? >> it certainly won't keep me from voting to move to the bill. that's our first vote. and i expect to be able to support it. there's a couple details that many of us want to get worked out right now. but i believe in this process. yes, it's a little bit more cumbersome to pass a bipartisan bill and then move forward on a larger bill that's potentially supported only by democrats. but this is the president's priority. joe biden was elected to try to rebuild trust with republicans, to find areas of agreement when he could and we could. that's what the american people want. so, while that means we've got to work a little bit harder to pass multiple pieces of legislation, i think it'll be important to get a bill, $500 billion in critical infrastructure funding for roads and bridges, highways that
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republicans sign onto as well. that'll be good for the country. >> in terms of that 3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill, do you even have 50 votes for that? it doesn't seem like manchin or sinema have come on board. >> i think we still have to work the details of that proposal. that's spending over ten years. and what we're trying to do here is fundamentally tip the balance of economic power in this country away from the billionaires who have been helped by multiple tax breaks from republicans to regular people. we want to give people affordable childcare. we want to put tax breaks in the hands of poor people and middle-class families. that is expensive but so is the giant tax break for billionaires passed back in 20176. i don't think we have 50 votes yet on that package, but i think that there will be a lot more willingness to get to that compromise once we pass the bipartisan piece. >> i want to ask you about afghanistan because obviously
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president biden has withdrawn almost all u.s. combat troops from afghanistan except for a few left behind to guard the embassy and the airport. this is the longest war that the united states has ever waged. you and several colleagues have introduced something called the national security powers act which would require much more congressional involvement in wars if this had been law, would the united states have been in afghanistan for 20 years? >> it's a good question. of course, afghanistan was, you know, the one fight that was clearly authorized by the 2001 authorization of military force because we were going straight after al qaeda. but very quickly that war became not against al qaeda but against the taliban. the american people never authorized war against the taliban. i'm not sure most of my constituents supported the fact that we were having already expelled al qaeda from afghanistan now taking war against a group that actually didn't have designs to attack
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the united states. if our bill passed, which further cracks down on the ability of the executive to fight a war without congressional authorization, it's probable that the afghanistan war would've ended the minute that al qaeda was sort of, for all intents and purposes, was defeated inside that country. >> democratic senator chris murphy of connecticut, thank you for being here. coming up next, unvaccinated and regretting it. the message these individuals now have for other unvaccinated americans. >> i feel sorry about not getting a vaccine. >> do you think you would be here if you had gotten the vaccine? >> no.
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back now with more in our health lead. with less than 50% of the united states fully vaccinated, coronavirus has been ripping through unvaccinated communities. it's a sad and somewhat familiar scene now. since last spring, we at "the lead" have been reading about our fellow americans who did not take covid seriously enough or who scoffed at science. and far too often we've been reading about these individuals in the obituaries. and we don't blame them. we blame the charlatans and elsewhere who have lied to them for fun and profit and power, but we do think it's worth taking a listen to some of their regrets. >> i just thought, if i live through this, i want to go on a mission to try to help people to see that it is not worth not taking the vaccine. >> reporter: emotional pleas, one after another. >> if it can take a healthy
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person, you know, and do what happened to my son and it take his life, then why wouldn't you want to take the vaccine? >> reporter: unvaccinated americans who got sick and regret their decision or relatives of unvaccinated americans who died of covid-19 now warning others to learn from their lost loved ones' mistakes. >> i didn't think i was going to get it. >> reporter: this nurse practitioner wanted to wait to learn more about the emergency vaccine before getting it. >> it never occurred to me that it was a choice between getting vaccinated and getting really sick. >> reporter: now after a fight for his life, he worries about his patients who decided against getting the shots. >> i worry that my example to them was the wrong example. >> reporter: currently, 43% of all americans have not been vaccinated according to the cdc. some don't believe medical experts. some hate the news media. some are worried because the
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vaccine is so new and nothing is without risk. this 34-year-old made fun of the vaccine posted once he has 99 problems but a vax ain't one. harman died from the virus last week. all right linda whom the cape cod times reported was not vaccinated and protested against a mobile vaccination program in her state. she passed away from severe covid complications "the times" said. conservative radio host phil valentine not only openly dismissed the vaccine, he gave false advise to his listeners, even writing a parody about it. but there's nothing funny about what happened to him who nearly died from covid. while he, quote, has never been an anti-vaxxer, his family says, he regrets not being more vehemently pro-vaccine. >> the very short assessment of
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this is he got it wrong and he wants to do everything he can to make sure that as many people get vaccinated as can. we want as many people as can hear my voice this morning to put the politics aside and go get the vaccine. >> reporter: valentine may end up being one of the lucky ones. his family says his condition is improving. for other unvaccinated americans, nurses and doctors say some of them are now begging for a shot when it may be too late. >> getting ready to intubate the patient and they said if i get the vaccine now, could i not go on the ventilator? they are begging for it. >> reporter: joining us now a doctor, a public health physician and a fellow at the american college of preventive medicine. doctor, you have a very personal connection to this. you lost your father to coronavirus. we should note this is before a vaccine was available. you participated in the moderna vaccine trials to honor his legacy. what goes through your mind? what goes through your heart
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when you hear these unvaccinated american who's now regret not getting a shot, their messages to the public? >> thanks, jake. it's all preventible. it's tragic because it's preventible. look, i tell people i'm pro-prevention, and i use my story, my family's story, not only did i lose my beloved father but i've lost two cousins as well to this pandemic, and my sister who is a breast cancer survivor is a covid-19 longhauler. i've seen people in my community black and african-american and latino populations devastated, populations all across the united states. so my heart goes out to those who are continuing to die or continuing to get very sick when we have powerful tools. this is preventible. >> black americans, the black community is among those communities disproportionately not vaccinated. i know some of this has to do with historical discrimination against the black community. for instance, the tuskegee
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experiments. when you talk to members of the black community, african-american community, about their skepticism, what do they tell you? >> you know, what they tell me is they are not sure that the truth is being given to them. they tell me that they are not sure if when these vaccines were created they were specifically in mind. they're not sure that they are trust. and they base that, jake, not just on historical injustices but they base that on practices of experiences of racism in everyday life on experiences of racism in the american healthcare system. so what i tell them, i tell them you don't have to be a statistic. i tell them about the black scientists, the black physicians, all the physicians of all stripes and colors who have participated in groundbreaking research. i told you about my dad, jake. my dad had chronic hiv infection. my father lived as long as he did before coronavirus took his life because of the advances in
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science. black people have benefitted from the advances of science. and that's what i focus on. i don't downplay the truth, i'm not ignorant to the facts of racism, but we have to listen with empathy, but we also have to listen and speak with intention and deliberate focus to say, this is your way, this is your way to leverage your power and to save your life. >> do you worry that some of the vaccine mandates that are being rolled out will have the opposite effect, they will only harden the views of vaccine sceptics? >> i think vaccine mandates are a part of the tools to get more of the american population vaccinated. look, we're hovering just below 50% of the american population being fully vaccinated. about 69% of adults having at least one dose. if we look in the black and latino communities, that number is about 9% or 15% and not
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comparable with the percentage of a population that we are. mandates are necessary, but they're particularly necessary in certain environments like healthcare settings. so you see hospitals, hospitals like one in my community, hospitals across the united states in professional societies that are getting behind mandate for vaccination. and i think that is responsible, that's responsible because we require vaccinations for other types of employment or participation. look, we require seatbelts, jake, in order to drive. we require helmets when we are on a bicycle or a motorcycle. this is not an overreach. this is a part of the designed prevention system to keep the most people safe. >> the former director of the cdc tom frieden says he thinks the u.s. could see 200,000 cases a day. how much is that driven by unvaccinated individuals?
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>> there are multiple factors that are at play here. and so i don't want us to other or to just blame the unvaccinated for why the pandemic continues to surge. although that is a part of the reason. but delta is also a part of that pot. we have the delta variant which is more transmissible. it's twice as transmissible as the original strain of the coronavirus. we see in infected persons they can have 1,000 times more viral load. so that's a part of why we see these cases flourishing. there is concern that even vaccinated people could potentially spread, although it's a small, small risk. >> and just for any sceptics or procrastinators watching right now, your best protection against coronavirus is the vaccine, period. doctor, thank you so much. really appreciate your time, and may the memory of your father and your cousins be a blessing. >> thank you, jake.
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hundreds believed to have been arrested amid protests in cuba. what's happening in that so-called justice system. that's next. ♪ ♪ ♪
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in our world lead, a new scary twist in the crackdown in cuba. the communist regime so-called justice system is putting protesters who took to the streets in recent weeks demanding freedom in prison. including those who simply posted videos on social media. as cnn's patrick oppman reports from havana, now their families want the world to know what's happening there. >> reporter: when the largest protests since fidel castro's revolution swept could you bea, the cuban government quickly struck back, carrying out mass arrests. some protesters were forcibly detained as they chanted
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"patria y vida." one of those arrested was this photographer who filmed part of the music video for pat patria y vida in havana. less than two weeks later he was tried, convicted and sentenced to a year in prison. his mother says he told the court he did nothing wrong. [ speaking foreign language ] he said, how is this just when i haven't even seen a lawyer and i'm innocent, he says. immediately one of the police in civilian clothes came and handcuffed him. i said, my love, be calm, you're not alone. the cuban government refuses to say how many people have been arrested or face trial for taking part in the unprecedented protests. an activist group put the number at almost 700. the government maintains those arrested are detained for attacking police like in this video where protesters pelt cars with rocks and not just for challenging the rule of the communist party, the only political party allowed on the
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island. having different opinions including political ones doesn't constitute a crime, he says. to demonstrate is not a crime, it's a right. but on the streets of cuba, elite special forces known as the black berets who were recently placed on the sanction list by the biden administration for alleged acts of oppression prevent further protests from breaking out. many of the relatives of the people who were arrested would not talk to us on camera, they were too afraid. but some did tell us that their loved ones had done nothing but peacefully protest or record videos as they took place. this man was arrested days after the protest, for posting this video of the demonstrations to facebook that have now been viewed over 100,000 times. among the charges, she and her husband face is instigation of delinquency. their cousin spoke to several people who were around during the protests and told us their
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accounts from his home in paris. [ speaking foreign language ] they weren't violent, they didn't throw rocks at anyone, he says. then special troops came to get them at their home, a commando unit with many police. many of cuba's top artists have criticized the government crackdown and called for an amnesty for nonviolent protesters. some signs of leniency a day after we visited his home, the photographer was released on house arrest while awaiting appeal. the government says it has only begun to prosecute those who broke the law. >> and, jake, in spite or perhaps because of u.s. condemnation of could you bea, countries like russia, mexico and nicaragua are sending tons of food, help that will help
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our sports lead, she's the biggest star of the olympics, but this is bigger than the game. simone biles has now withdrawn from the individual all-around gymnastics competition to focus, she says, on her mental health. usa gymnastics saying in a statement her courage shows why she is a role model for so many. here to discuss, our clinical
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psychologist angela bonyer. it's good to see you. simone biles is a hero, maybe now more than ever. what does this mean to see this happen to people who struggle with their own mental health? this is a gold medal winner saying it's okay that you have these struggles to take a breath and walk away. >> it's tremendous. so many people look up to her for good reason. but now i think there is a whole other level of bravery that we're seeing. she is giving voice to something that a lot of people struggle with, this idea that mental health is derailing me right now and i need to prioritize taking care of myself, even when it might come at a cost. and i think that's so important for people to see, that this is something that can teach us that we're human beings, and even world athletes are human beings. they're not these superhuman robots that are expected to perform just because we want them to. >> it's especially treacherous
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if you have a mental health issue if you're a jgymnast, because one wrong move and you can break your neck. we spoke with ally raisman yesterday. she said gymnastics really need to make sure they ever support. what can they do to make sure athletes have the support they need? >> there was a lot of things swept under the rug. there was a lot of the culture achieve at all costs, even if it means hurt yourself physically even if it's beyond repair. we saw that with keri strug. there has to be a reality check about the staff that they have, too, that truly make mental health teams accessible to the younger gymnast coming up in the system and to be able to say this is just as much a part of
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your development as the doctors and the sports therapists that are going to be helping you with the physical therapy that the actual mental part is just as important. >> there's been no shortage of ignorance and inane commentary about simone biles' decision. what do you make of that? >> i make of it an incredible sense of entitlement, that this woman is meant to perform for me. she's already done amazing things, she's already broken ground in so many ways. she's at the top of her game. and yet she has to keep doing what i want her to do. she has to harm herself physically and mentally because i want to see her compete. what does that say about the people sitting on the couch asking her to do this? what does that say about the way they've demhumanized her? i think it's really tragic that people have that mentality. >> dr. andrea bonior, it's great having you here. i hope you and your family have a great summer. >> thanks, jake.
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we're back on the money. goldman sachs says the inventory of used cars is only going to get worse. they have drastically revised their construction levels down as they continue computer chip shortages. it will not return to normal levels until next year, 2022.
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