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once again running out of icu beds. we'll bring you an in-depth report out of the of texas. plus, gymnastics superstar simone biles withdraws from two more olympic events. we'll get the latest from tokyo. live, from cnn center, this is "cnn newsroom." with robyn curnow. so, hospitals around the u.s. are beginning to strain as the delta variant affects more and more people. an average of 77,000 new cases are turning up daily and trending higher. most of these cases are among people who are unvaccinated. the centers for disease control says delta is as contagious as chickenpox and can cause severe illness. up like earlier variance, a single case of delta has the potential to infect many more people. health experts say the unvaccinated are at risk, and right now, that's about half of
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americans. and new revelations about the delta variant have prompted a shift in policy at the cdc and white house, and it's driving a push to get even more americans vaccinated. f phil mattingly has more. >> reporter: the new data driving concern and action. public health officials say the war has changed a new study showed it produces similar results in vaccinated or unvaccinated people if they get infected to spread as easily as chickenpox. it was the cdc says a central motivation behind the sudden agency's shift this week to recommend fully vaccinated americans wear masks indoors of substantial and high transmission. >> in those cases, in the rare cases that we have breakthrough infections, we felt it important for people to understand.
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>> reporter: and it's a window of a virus that top government officials not was nearly under control. the study of 429 massachusetts residents infected in pr providence, massachusetts. 469 infected, the cdc calling it a pivotal discovery. but critically, the new data also underscoring the primary thrust of the administration's response. >> it's so darn important that everyone get vaccinate. >> reporter: among the participants in the study, zero died, five were hospitalized. making it clear that transmission is possible it remains the unvaccinated driving the surge in hospitalizations and deaths around the country. >> this is a much different variant than the one we dealt with previously. it's highly transmissible and it's causing a new wave in cases
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of those unvaux nccinated. >> reporter: it's a force for rolling out new incentives and for the first time federal workers with mask restrictions. >> with incentives and mandates we can make a huge difference and save lives. >> reporter: it's a message the white house sought repeatedly to drive home on friday. >> we need more people to get vaccinated. that's the answer. >> reporter: obviously, the concern with the delta variant very real, tangible at this point. but there may be positive news. white house officials making it clear they've seen more vaccinations across the country day by day, 867,000 vaccinations on thursday. and it's an uptick that officials hope will continue, even surge in and of itself as they try and basically address
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the one thing they believe can put an end to all of this, or at least contain it compared to where it's been over the last several weeks, getting vaccinated. phil mattingly, cnn, the white house. >> thanks, phil, for that. and more, and more businesses are tired of waiting for workers to get vaccinated. disney and walmart are two to force the issue making proof of vaccination proof for employment. walmart said all the u.s. employees must be vaccinated by the 4th of october. and stunning detail from the latest cdc data is the alarming number of breakthrough cases of vaccinated people. a particular interest was a indication in provincetown, massachusetts, on cape cod. dozens of people becoming infected. earlier i spoke with a consultant on national covid testing. have a listen to what he had to say. >> it really is one of those
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things that's really shaken us in the medical world right now. again that data showed that there was a big group of parties and get togethers and events up in providencetown that had people over a two-week period, over 800 become positive. and we ended up having 74% of those individuals were vaccinated. that has really, really shaken us in the medical world. now, is it that surprising? no, i think we talked about it before the virus has mutated so that it becomes so much more sticky. those little spikes are so much more solid, that only a few will jump on. and be able to spread the disease. so, we are very, very concerned about what's happening. and the cdc has adapted to the mask guidance which the report has shown. >> because there is indication
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that those of us who have been vaccinated who also have very high viral load and could spread the virus as well. >> yes. >> but at the same time, what we're seeing is that the vaccines are working, despite the study, perhaps indicating concern. the main point is that those who got sick didn't -- didn't get sick, those who got infected didn't get as sick as those who weren't vaccinated. >> oh, yeah, we can't stop emphasizing that. your chances of dying if you've been vaccinated is just so slim. it is very, very slim. so, we want to not have that as something that changes your thoughts to say, why get vaccinated. no, you need to get vaccinated because the people universally that are dying are individuals who are not vaccinated. so, yeah, i think that's very important to notify everyone that please, please, the answer is to get vaccinated. now, one of the things that just has really jumped up is the
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study that just came out of ontario, canada, is very important to us, and it shows that those who are now infected are having twice the chance of dying. so, this is one of the first times since covid has been with us now, the mutation and the variant is now more lethal. and that is very important. now, why? well, we now know that every little droplet that's coming out has over 1,000 times the amount of virus present which also could be the reason why it is just so infective right now. >> and what do you make of pfizer and the suggestion that boosters are necessary? i mean, there shouldn't be any surprises there, should there? >> no, no. i concur with that. and i think if you look back at my time over the last probably eight months that i've been speaking to you all, i've been saying that i believe that all of the data shows that boosters will be necessary. and i have come back and said
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also that we need to get used to it, more than likely, boosters will be with us for years to come. we may be having our flu shot and our covid booster as time goes on which may also try to be tweaked a little bit to identify what is changing as the virus changes across the planet. now, i know nature came out today with a stand-up and saying is it really fair to the rest of the world that the wealthy nations are going to begin a third vaccine, when, you know, we have, what, 2% of the underserved countries that haven't even had one vaccine? well, that's a decision that we all have to stand up to do. and that is get the world vaccinated. so there's no doubt, the world needs to be vaccinated for this to be stopped across our planet. >> covid testing, dr. scott
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miscovich speaking to me a little bit earlier. ♪ usa gymnastics said simone biles, arguably the world's greatest gymnast has just withdrawn from more at the games. biles said she's suffering from the twist ies which is basicall a mental block. and nicole is joining us, biles is making sure she is right before she competes again. >> reporter: that's right, robin, the woman who is the biggest star coming into the olympic games, the athlete everyone wanted to see withdrawing from two events on the vault. it comes after posting videos of her struggling at a friday practice session in tokyo. biles said she can literally not
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tell up from down and i have no idea where i'm going to land or how i'm going to land. the 24-year-old said when she's had the twisties in the past, it's taken two or more weeks for them to go away, robyn. biles would be have the final on monday and beam final on tuesday. usa gymnastics released a statement saying in part, she will continue to be evaluated daily to determine whether she can compete on floor and balance beam. we remain until awe of simone who continues to handle this situation with courage and grace and all of the athletes that have stepped up due to these circumstances. robyn, this is likely we'll see biles competing in an olympic games. the world is waiting to see if simone biles can feel well enough to compete here in tokyo. >> thanks for that. also, i want to ask you about a
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fair of american swimming superstars that had a big night. >> reporter: yeah, the shadow of greatest of all time michael phelps was hanging over every american for decades but now caeleb dressel can be considered a g.o.a.t. in the making. in the 100 meter butterfly both his own record from milak and dressel finished strong for the third gold medal in the games. that family reaction is what it's all about. he's got two more chances for gold tomorrow, the last day for swimming. after failing to win in the olympic career in the 200 and 400-meter freestyles at the hands ohand hands of ariarne titmus. katie ledecky winning three straight golds. on top of that, with this win, she now has six individual golds
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in her career, ahead of any female swimmer in history. >> coy wire, you're a champ, thanks so much, live in tokyo. we're going to stick with tokyo, it's not only olympics setting records, sadly, tokyo's wave of the virus. blake essig joins me live from tokyo. just talk us through what the situation is, healthwise. >> reporter: yeah, robyn, it's not good. the fifth wave of infection continues to swell here in tokyo and across japan. just in the past hour or so, we learned that tokyo has once again for a fourth time this week set a new record for the most cases reported in a single day since the pandemic began. japan's prime minister said infections are increasing and spreading faster than ever before. as a result, a state of emergency was declared for osaka and several other prefectures. here, the governor also extended a state of emergency here in the
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capital until the end of august. for now, vaccination rate nationwide remains relatively low at 28%. and the prime minister ysuga is urging to stay fervent. >> translator: one of them very worrying is the rapid include of infections. >> reporter: medical professionals say most cases being reported are of people in their 30s -- excuse me, 40s and 50s who haven't been able to receive the vaccine yet here in japan. it's worth noting that tokyo's most recent state of emergency has been in place two weeks and shows little success in slowing down the recent surge in cases. the japan top coronavirus adviser said there's very little prospect that the current outbreak can be reduced and
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that's because the general public does not share a sense of crisis. it's a reality seemingly highlighted by these olympic games as people gary near venues and on the streets like to did today, to watch the triathlon, this event took place in tokyo and all of these people were not supposed to be there. while infectious disease experts say the delta variant is fuelling the spread, but some saying the olympics play a role. >> translator: of course i think the rise in covid cases is related to the olympics. the inc said it's a palin universe and it's not related, but i, of course, think it's related. >> reporter: japan's medical association fears if the surge infection continues the medical system here will collapse. ahead of the doctors union that i spoke with the other night, he told me that cases can triple in the next two weeks if stricter measures are not put in place,
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robyn. >> certainly sobering warning there. blake essig, good to see you. coming up here in cnn, the first outcome who risk their lives to help american troops who have landed in the u.s., thousands are living in fear of the taliban. plus, cuba is facing new sanctions from the united states, but will they have a desired effect. a report from havana when we come back. the dove beauty bar makes my skin feel fresh. i've encouraged serena my best friend to switch. feels moisturized and clean. my friend stefanie, her skin was dry. i'm like girl you better get you some dove. she hooked me up. with a quarter moisturising cream, dove cleans effectively and cares beautifully. you're strong. you power through chronic migraine
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army base fort. lee, virginia, w safe on u.s. soil. >> there is home for you in the united states if you show choose. >> reporter: president biden welcomed them home, in america's war. those arriving are part of 700 immigrant visas or fib applicants. they'll be at ft. lee for about a week. some in temporary housing and hotels. securing medical clearance and getting an opportunity to receive a covid-19 vaccine. senator tim kaine of virginia talked about their arrival. >> we feel particularly supportive and proud as these fibs and their family members begin a next exciting challenging opportunity in this country. >> reporter: these afghans were essential to america's efforts on the ground in afghanistan over the last 20 years, army
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captain sarah payne who served in the country described the wartime camaraderie. >> i'm grateful to anybody who sat in the trenches with me, fully knowing the hazards that we faced. that more than likely, one of us was going to die. and the interpreter was right there with us, and i owe them a duty as much as any soldier i was with. >> reporter: of 25,000 afghans in the pipeline, about 10,000 have just begun the process. according to the state department, applications can take years to process. that can be a deadly problem for some, with the taliban hunting down afghans that work with the u.s. and seizing control of the country. >> if i don't go out, i'm counting down my end of life. >> reporter: president biden said these arrivals are just the first of many, as the administration works to relocate afghans out of harm's way.
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but the remaining question is exactly how many afghans the united states will be able to relocate, before the complete troop withdrawal in afghanistan in september. kylie atwood, cnn, ft. lee. well, u.s. president joe biden is imposing new sanctions on cuba in response to the cuba government's protests. patrick oppmann has more. president biden after meeting with the cuban-american community announced new sanctions on the cuban government putting the national revolutionary police and some of their leadership on the u.s. sanctions list. it's unclear how much of an impact this will really have. because like previous sanctions issued by the biden administration, unless these individuals travel to the united states or have access to the united states, which is not believed that they do, it really is more of a symbolic gesture. all the same the biden
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administration putting cuban police force which led the crackdown on notice saying they will continue to look at cuban ascension and how to provide the cuban people with an internet that cannot be blocked, cannot be taken down at the first sign of protest. tellingly on friday, as well, despite the widespread international outcry over the harsh crackdown on protesters by the cuban government, aid has begun to arrive to this island from other countries, including russia, vietnam and nicaragua. on friday, we saw the first boat sent by the mexican government carrying tons of food and aid. there are countries that even though cuba is facing this harsh international outcry, countries around the world say the cuban government has gone too far in cracking down on protesters. there are other countries like the government of mexico that say they want to help cuba and
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are throwing an economical lifeline to the cuban government. it's unclear how much of a difference this aid will make, as cuba continues to face a worsening economic situation. patrick oppmann, cnn, havana. >> thanks, patrick for that. so, the u.s. justice department now says that former president donald trump's tax reforms must be turned over to the house committee investigating them. house speaker nancy pelosi is applauding that writing in a statement access to former president trump's tax returns are a matter of national security americans deserve to know the facts undermining the democracy as president. but there has been pushback, republican senator chuck grassley is criticizing say, quote, the office of council is thought to be a source of legal analysis, not a source to back up partisan house investigations. now, troubling this opinion contradicts its very own recent
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here in the united states and all around the world. thanks for joining me, i'm robyn curnow. you are watching cnn. many hospitals around america are beginning to strain on the surging covid cases. an average of 77,000 new cases are trending up daily and trending higher. most of these infections are due to the delta variant. and the centers for disease control says delta is as contagious as chickenpox and can cause severe illness. unlike earlier variants a single case of delta has the potential to infect many more people. now, the state of texas is starting to buckle under the weight of covid with a spike in those infections and hospitalizations. and several parts of the state are running out of available icu beds. our ed lavandera has the latest. >> 10.2. >> reporter: you're probably wondering what this pop-up veterinary clinic just outside of austin, texas, has to do with controlling the latest surge of the coronavirus.
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>> we're out here doing covid vaccinations today. if y'all been vaccinated or interested? >> reporter: this is what it means when you hear health officials say they're working to meet unvaccinated people wherever they might be. >> if you change your mind, we're right under there, under the red tent. >> reporter: austin public health teams partnered with a group which provides veterinary care in underserved neighborhoods. these health care workers are looking for people like camilla. >> did you know today you might be getting the covid shot? >> no, i was supposed to get it next week. this is avery unexpected vice. >> reporter: camilla's mother wants her vaccinate d before sh returns to in-person school. at the same time, another mother and daughters show up to be vaccinated. nearly 40% of all texans are vaccinated. coronavirus cases and hospitalizations across the
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state are quickly spiking. in the last month, hospitalizations have nearly quadrupled to levels not seen since the end of february. and johns hopkins data shows the self-day average of new covid-19 cases has jumped from about 1500, on july 1st, to more than 7800 in less than a month. despite the troubling trend, governor greg abbott is advocating a hands-off approach. >> there's no more time for government mandates. this is time for individual responsibility, period. >> reporter: the republican governor issued executive orders prohibiting government agencies from requiring vaccines and banning mask mandates. even in schools. austin mayor steve adler said the governor is making it harder to fight the virus resurgence. >> now, i fear that the politicization of this issue has rendered it something that we can't recover from. >> i can't imagine that you would be facing this tragedy?
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>> absolutely not. coronavirus wrecked my nephew. >> reporter: anthony garcia was 28 years old, a former high school athlete in el paso, texas. his aunt patricia garcia said she was never vaccinated got sick we covid-19 at the end of may, two weeks later, he was dead. >> reporter: what you're describing sounds awful. >> absolutely. i -- my biggest fear was that he was scared. >> reporter: do you want anthony's story to be a wake-up call for people hearing it? >> if he had gotten the vaccine, he would still be here. >> i'm a very nervous person. like very nervous. >> reporter: camilla fortuna overcame her nervousness and got the vaccine shot. the 13-year-old middle schooler says the vaccine will help her get back to school safely. so she can keep chasing her
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dream of joining the army and becoming a pilot so she can travel around the world. >> that's why i want to get vaccinated so, like, i can help the world, that the world can get better. we can go back to normal life. and i also want to be safe. and, yeah, that's why i want to get the vaccine. >> reporter: camilla's mother tells us that several days after getting that first vaccine shot that the young girl is doing great. there are ominous warning signs that the toll the latest coronavirus surge is putting on health care officials in the state. health officials across the state are reporting an alarmingly low number of available icu bed space. ed lavandera, cnn, dallas. >> thanks, ed, as always, a great report there. as the u.s. tries to convince vaccine skeptics to get their first doses, israel is kicking off a campaign to offer booster shots to some of their
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residents. the president received his third shot thursday. gi giving shot ts to people over 6. vaccine efficiency can wane omp time. israel is the first country to offer booster. and france is bracing for new protests over its coronavirus health pass. lawmakers passed a bill to promote vaccinations to prove that someone has been vaccinated or had a recent negative test. and starting next month, the pass will become a must for anyone who wants to go to restaurants, movies or sporting events. t jim bittermann is there with this and more. tell us about that. >> reporter: well, with the rapid test, you can basically put it in your smart phone, it's got a qr code in the back.
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it will be required for a lot of things, beginning on august 9th, basically, if you want to go into a bar, restaurant or cafe and all sorts of other social places you're going to have to show this when you enter, or you may be denied entrance. basically, for illustration, it's become kind of an umbrella for all sorts of people angry at the government for one reason for another, this is the third weekend of protests here. there were 160,000 people out last weekend. police said they're expecting 150,000 people out across the country today. and there already is some, in paris, for example, there are four demonstrations being planned by diverse groups. everybody from the extreme left to the extreme right. and the yellow left, are joining in on these demonstrations today. so, it's kind of an amalgam of issues bringing people together. and the health pass is something
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imposed by the government and the kind of thing that people can find some sanctuary, saying this is what we're really opposed to. but the fact is, one thing that has to be, remember here is about more than half of the french are now doubly vaccinated. and more than 60% are in fact have a single vaccine, vaccination dose. so, for them, the health pass is no problem, it's just a question of going online, assembling the forms and putting it on the smart phone. robyn. >> how significant is it? >> reporter: well, i think the government is taking it seriously but it has a tendency to build week on week. on the other hand, the government spokesman said earlier in the week kind of pooh-pooh'd the hole thing, saying the majority of people protesting and certainly the statistics about the vaccination and people download the passes have indicated they're right about that. but i think in the long term, it's going to basically fade
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away. but you can't tell. sometimes, these demonstrations can have a magnitude that nobody anticipates. and that's why i think we're standing by and keeping an eye on this weekend and probably for some time to come. >> okay. jim bittermann, good to see you there, live in france. coming up on cnn, why both the u.s. and israel say iran is to blame for the attack on an oil tanker in the middle east. a live report just ahead on that story. pepcid. it works in minutes. nexium 24 hour and prilosec otc can take one to four days to fully work. pepcid. strong relief for fans of fast. breyers is always so delicious... i can tell that they used your milk, matilda. great job! moo you're welcome. breyers natural vanilla moo isade with 100% grade a milk and cream and only stainably farmed vanilla. better starts with breyers. (vo) i am living with cll and i am livinlonger. thanks to imuvica. imbruvica is a prescription medicine for adults with cll or chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
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♪ welcome back. i'm robyn curnow, live in atlanta. israel and the u.s. are blaming iran for an attack on an oil tanker that killed two crew members, according to the crew of the mercer, the drone exploded into a superstructure on thursday off the coast of oman. i want to bring in nic can you ?
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>> reporter: the ship was on its way to the united starab emirat. and the crew had called in a call because they spotted the drone off the bow of the ship and ditched in the sea, apparently. so when this existed, they already knew the theft existed. one of the people who died on board was a romanian crew member and the other was a crew member to protect it against piracy and other forms of attack. what the israeli prime minister is saying very clearly blaming iran saying is this a problem not just for israel, because the operator, the management operator of this japanese-owned ship that was sailing under a liberian flag zodiac maritime is one of the senior figures in that organization is an israeli billionaire. so, the israeli perspective is
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very clearly that this is a strike against israeli interests, and that's what the foreign minister is referring to when he says iran is a threat, not just to israel, but to other countries as well to the world exporting terrorism. and we've heard from an iranian tv channel today quoting unnamed sources saying that this was indeed an iranian drone strike at this ship, and they're saying in response for an israeli air strike in syria, at a military base in syria. so, there seems to be a direct connection, infer the minds of at least some iranian broadcasters. certainly, direct connection in the minds of u.s. and israeli officials that iran was responsible here. and it does point to escalation in these kinds of attacks that are becoming more frequent, robyn. >> they certainly are. you've reported on previous ones. if iran is involved what does
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that tell us about their capabilities? and also the strategic nature of why they're doing this, of these specific attacks? >> reporter: well, the drone strike begs many questions. where were the operators of the drone? was there a small vessel nearby? was it being operated from further away based on, you know, sophisticated gps tracking coordinates? you know, very worrying details like that. but, i think, you know, aside from the technical aspect of iran's capacity and capability to track a ship that it wants to target and to get ascend a drone against it, and we know how effective and highly targeted their drones have been in targeting saudi arabian oil facility two yes ars ago that in said they weren't responsible for that. i think it's sort of a changing dynamic diplomatic period that you have a new leadership and
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new president coming to be sworn in, in iran. who is known to be more conservative, more hardline than his predecessor. and you have the united states which has been a strong military presence in the region and refocusing its intentions to asia, drawing down troops in afgha afghanistan. drawing down troops in iraq. and there's an underlying message that potential iran picks up on that. the united states has less of a risk in the area, although it's two u.s. warships ex escorting them right now. >> thank you, nic robertson. dead fish are washing up on florida beaches, what's causing it? and is there anything being done about it? we'll have details on that, just ahead. it''s dry. there's no dry time.e. makes us wonder why we booked fifteen second ad d slots.
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♪ well, trying to escape a raging wildfire, more than a dozen fires burning along the mediterranean coast, turkey's officials say at least three people have been killed.
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the fires were so large that smoke was visible in satellite. experts say climate change is helping the fires to spread. a number in villages have been ordered to evacuate. and to florida, where dead fish are piling up in areas of tox i ic algae that blooms. >> reporter: this fishing captain said he's never seen that this bad in tampa bay. >> i hope it's behind us in tampa bay, i'm not holding my breath. >> reporter: the toxic fish blooms which can be harmful to humans happen every year in and around flat coast. but for the life long fisherman, this year is different. >> typically, the currents and tides, it can be blown into the
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beach. what's different, this started in tampa bay. >> reporter: back in the spring, 215 million gallons of release water were released into tampa bay from this phosphor plant. you can see that cleanup is still under way. the disaster that happened at piney point is fuelling the red tide that we're seeing in tampa bay. and now five organizations are suing the governor. the acting secretary of the department of environmental protection and the owners of piney point. they want the plant cleaned up and closed down safely. but governor ron desantis claims the science is pointing in a different direction. >> the scientific consensus is here it didn't cause the red tide, the red tide was here. >> reporter: the governor saying it was hurricane elsa in july. and asked if he might be playing politics by not declaring a state of emergency over the red tide in tampa bay, desantis was
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defiant. >> how did i politicize red tide? they were the ones saying you got to declare a state of emergency. we asked them why. well, they didn't know why. >> the data were clear that the algae bloom started before elsa passed by. >> reporter: maya burke said while money made so far from the governor's office has helped clean up the bay, they need more of it now. she said not only has this water not looked this bad since the 1970s before there was a clean water act but the governor's time line for what's causing the red tide is well off. >> what hurricane elsa did, it changed the wind patterns and it put those thousands of tons of dead fish up in the waterway in st. petersburg. >> reporter: a democrat who just announced the run for governor said based on the toxic levels in the water and red tide and fish kills could be a recurring problem in the way for months.
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>> we saw the governor and then out to the end of piney point and forgot about it and moved on to the next issue. and instead of continuously having resources and support it got brushed under the rug. >> reporter: back on the water, pack said some fishermen and guides he knows have to leave for work elsewhere. the conservation group, tampa bay water keeper is one of the plaintiffs in the lawsuit. >> we keep doing this, we keep having these year in and year out, i don't know if we'll have a bay left. you know, we'll have water here. nobody will want to swim in it. nobody will want to fish in it. >> reporter: according to scientific estimates done by the tampa bay estuary program, 40% is nil in tampa bay, experts say it could get worse before it gets better. we did reach out to the governor
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desantis' office if he wanted to clarify the comments about the red tide. his office did not respond. nick valencia, cnn, florida. superhero versus media giant. disney fires back against a lawsuit filed by one of marvel as's biggest stars. scarlet johansson said disney breached her contract by releasing a film on disney streaming plus platform and in theaters. johannsson argues her salary was to be partially based on the box office haul. disney saying it has no note whatsoever adding that disney has further complied with johannsson's contract and the release of black wide with premier access has significantly enhanced her ability to earn addition. >> sthey waited a couple hours
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and they came back a full praetorian attack on her. not only with the character, against on her, an attack, as her agent has said, but outing her salary of $20 million. basically saying you're cold-hearted and you're incredibly well paid, what's your problem. and that means, this is more than a civil war this is an all-out def con 1 war. she's going up against the empire and they're going to say as the statement laid out which is kind of the own defense without their filing of rebuttal, is that we had to do this, circumstances were changing. and in so many contracted people you will find things like act of god-type stuff. i'm not sure they're going to use the pandemic like that. but it would be very hard for scarlet to say, yes, you did change the goalpost but did it in a way that's unfair. they'll simply say the world's
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