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damage done and the impact of that damage from january 6th from then the rioters who actually caused t that's according to a d.c. judge who wondered why this disparity is happening during a plea hearing on monday. the chief judge said where we have congress appropriating all of this money due directly to the events of january 6 i have found the damage amount of less than $1.5 million when all of us american taxpayers are about to foot the bill for close to half a billion, a little surprising. she added that she is accustomed to the government being fairly aggressive when seeking restitution. the defendant at that hearing pleaded guilty and agreed to pay $500 in restitution. that has become typical for defendants pleading to misdemeanors. the few rioters who have pleaded guilty to felony charges have agreed to pay $2,000 each and just to put this in perspective, last month congress passed a nearly $2 billion capitol hill security spending bill. that wasn't the first time judge
howell spoke about the justice department's strategy when dealing with capitol rioters. last month she questioned whether the misdemeanor plea deals were enough to deter similar attacks in the future. prosecutors said they will explain why they have limited restitution to $1.5 million before october. so far 34 people have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the capitol riot. the justice department has charged more than 560 people in the attack, that's according to cnn's latest talley, brianna. >> when you think about it like that, that you as a taxpayer are actually paying for it, it's crazy. whitney, thank you so much. "new day" continues now. i'm john berman, literally alongside brianna keilar this morning on this new day. states versus schools. education leaders want the freedom to make health decisions for their schools. some state governors doing everything they can to take that freedom away. >> so how soon until vaccines get full fda approval? some people say this is what's
having them hold out here. are booster shots around the corner this fall? dr. sanjay gupta is here to answer your questions about this new phase of the pandemic. a senate vote hours away on capitol hill, setting up a key bipartisan victory for president biden. and an extraordinary showdown in chicago. why dozens of police officers they literally turned their back, right? we are not talking figuratively, they literally turned their back on the mayor lori lightfoot. welcome to our viewers in the united states and all around the world, it is tuesday, august 10th. as the grown-ups play politics coronavirus is attacking the youngest, most vulnerable among us like never before. >> nearly 94,000 children were infected with covid last week, that's up 30% from the week before.
>> close to 1,600 children are in the hospital, one quarter of them in florida and texas alone. >> and it's no coincidence that those two states have governors who are pitting politics against public health. they are actually banning mask mandates in schools. some districts are defying them, though. overnight the austin school district passed a mask mandate following impassioned pleas from teachers like this. >> for many years you've asked me to be brave, you've asked me to be brave as i practice getting 24 fourth graders into a bathroom, you've asked me to locate in our hiding spot anything with which i might fight off an active shooter, you've asked me to be brave as i think about what might happen if there is some sort of extreme tanger and my class is on the bray ground, i've discussed how we would run into the woods, avoiding danger. you've asked me to come back to work during a pandemic after stage 3 cancer and i have done it and will do it.
i will get in that closet and look to the path to the woods. board members, you don't have to do these things. just as i will be brave and think about how my body might shield children from danger i ask you that you be brave today. implement a district wide mask mandate and vaccine requirements for students and staff. >> i got chills. several counties in florida are moving forward with mask mandates despite threats. florida governor ron desantis is threatening to withhold paychecks from school officials who enact mask mandates. joining us is a reporter at "politico," he has covered florida politics and government for the past two decades. gary, threw so much for being with us. just tell us what is the showdown like in florida between some of these school districts and the governor. >> well, what we have is we have a couple of school districts who have decided that they will impose mask mandates and that the only way that they will let
people get around them is if they have a note from a health care professional. we have other districts that have gone along with the governor's plan to create an opt out, but we do have at least two districts and then we have some other districts that are still thinking about it because they haven't yet gone back to school. what happened is yesterday the administration said, well, we don't think getting a note from a health care professional fits the spirit of what we want, so, therefore, we will consider taking part of your salary if you go ahead with it. >> who blinks? who backs down here, gary? >> and that's the big question. is what's going to happen here. now, i think it's important to note that, for instance, one of these counties, alachua county, gainesville, the home of university of florida, it's only in place for the first two weeks and then they are going to revisit it. so the question is, well, what happens if the cases begin to tail off, if the situation begins to get better over the next few weeks, which is what governor desantis has said it's
going to do. so are you going to continue to go through this sort of, you know, elaborate political and possibly court battle over who is right and who has the power. >> what is the motive here? what does he gain by overriding local communities? >> well, what he gains is basically that he is going to be the defender of freedom, as he puts t freedom over fauci-ism is one of his catch lines he's been using when doing campaign appearances over the last few weeks. so essentially as he positions himself as a potential contender for the 2024 presidential election, he's clearly put himself in a position that he's like -- he's not going to go along with any mandates. and i would like to emphasize that last year when we had the covid wave, he basically said that he would not enact any kind of mandate statewide for businesses and things of that nature. so this is a consistent position
with him where he has been steadily opposed to a mask mandate. >> have you ever seen, gary, you've been covering the state for years and have seen a lot of fights, have you ever seen the tension at this level? >> no, not really. i mean, i think -- i think this is a sort of a new day for everything that's going on. i mean, basically what we've had over the last year, year and a half, is as the pandemic has come on, you've seen the governor exercise more and more power and basically other leaders, legislative leaders and what have allowed that to happen because of course we were in the middle of a pandemic and there was a state of emergency. now the state of emergency has since been dropped but we still have this conflict where the governor is saying this is what i want and what i expect you all to do. i think there is a lot of open questions as to the legality of what the governor is trying to do and we'll see whether or not courts will go along with whether or not he can actually order the districts to do this.
>> that is the outstanding thing here that we will be keeping our eye on. gary, great to see you. gary fineout, thank you so much. there are several parents in florida who are now suing governor desantis over the mask mandate ban in schools and are arguing that children with disabilities who may be more at risk of experiencing serious symptoms of covid are being deprived of their rightful access to healthy and safe schools. they say that amounts to a violation of the americans with disabilities act and joins us now is one of the parents suing governor desantis, judy hayes, as well as her attorney and the litigation director of disability independence group matthew dietz with us now. judy, tell us a little bit about your personal situation, about your son and about your concerns is schools are not masked. >> thank you. and good morning. i appreciate that. so my son will is ten and he has down's syndrome and he's always been included in a general education class in a public k through 8 school.
he's been doing great with the educational supports that he has in place. but now he can't attend in-person if kids aren't wearing masks. in our district they've made it as simple as just send in a note, just have your parent send in a note on the first day and you don't have to wear a mask. if we don't have enough kids wearing masks that effectively makes it unsafe for my child to go to school at all. and if he can't go to school in-person he can't just pivot to digital learning like most kids could because he wouldn't have access to the educational supports. so not having a mask mandate completely deprives him of the opportunity to be educate aid long with his typical peers. >> matthew, talk a little bit about the ada issue, the legality of this. obviously will has some underlying health conditions related to having down's syn syndrome. >> sure. well, the ada -- that any child has the ability to go to school
or to go to any place like any other concern and they are entitled to have reasonable accommodations, including to be in a safe place. when something is so reasonable as a mask, it's hard to have -- say that there's any counter intervening governmental interest or anything else that would -- that child from going to school. this is no different from a child with a peanut allergy going to a school and saying you cannot bring peanuts in or else i'm going to get sick. here these -- these specific children are going to be -- become very sick or die if they do get the covid -- the covid virus. >> the governor, judy, is saying this is about freedom. right? he's putting -- he wants to put this in the hands of parents to choose, meaning parents who want to choose not to have their kids masked, and he wants to do that
over even the advice of doctors when it comes to an opt out. i just wonder how do you feel, how does that make you feel about maybe sending will to school? >> it terrifies me. you know, i've lived in florida practically all of my life and i never envisioned that i would be in this position, that the governor would actively be trying to harm my child. epidemiology doesn't work that way, it doesn't care about your freedom, it doesn't care about your feelings. i feel like this is yet another culture war that governor desantis is lodging against the people of florida. parents like me are terrified. school starts in an hour and a half and we have no options, we have no idea what we're supposed to do and it's almost as though he's actively trying to harm our children. he's definitely not doing anything to keep them safe. >> school starts in 90 minutes there. are you sending will in today? >> i'm not sending will. it's not safe for him. i can't do that. i'm sending my older son who is
13 and is vaccinated and he will wear probably two masks all day long and he has a short schedule and i feel like that's reasonably safe, like maybe he will be okay. i'm still going to worry about it all day long: i'm going to make him take a shower as soon as he walks in the door. but for will it's not on the table. it's absolutely unsafe and i can't in good conscience send him into an environment like that. >> judy, i'm so sorry that you're dealing with this and i'm sorry for will. he's going to watch your 13-year-old head to school and i know that he probably would like to be going as well. judy haids, thank you so much and matthew dietz, appreciate it. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. we talk about freedom and liberty, people toss around those terms in this debate, but it's all in the framing. there are governors who are taking away the freedom of local school boards to make their own health decisions. these schools don't have the liberty to do what they think is right to battle this virus. as gary fineout who plays it
right down the middle as a florida reporter there, say that ron desantis is using more power than any governor before in that state. >> i mean, desantis is siding with certain freedoms and some of that is the freedom from science, the freedom from health, the freedom from being a good neighbor, right? the freedom from responsibility to keep those around you safe. i mean, that's the freedom that a lot of people are embracing. >> people choose to use this word and i think it can be used by everyone here. cases and hospitalizations hitting records in louisiana, a state with one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country. joining me now is dr. finger, chief quality officer and infectious disease specialist at children's hospital in new orleans. doctor, thank you so much for the work you're doing and thank you for being with us this morning. what are you seeing in terms of children getting sick with covid? >> good morning. thank you for having me. over the last three weeks here at children's hospital in new orleans we've seen an
unprecedented rise of cases of children who need to be admitted to the hospital to get care with covid disease. this is unlike any previous time in the last 18 months during the pandemic. >> now -- >> we have children -- we have children on the acute care floor in the regular hospital as well as children who need care in our intensive care units. >> children receiving all kinds of care, including intensive care. kids younger than 12 can't get vaccinated. how many of your patients are teenagers who have been vaccinated? >> thus far to date we have taken care of zero teenagers who have been fully vaccinated. >> zero. let me make sure i heard that right. zero teenagers who have been fully vaccinated. >> that's correct. with covid -- with covid disease. we have had a couple of children come in with other illnesses like someone who might need their appendix out who incidentally we find them tobacco individual positive because there's such widespread
community spread of covid disease right now in the state of louisiana. >> you're seeing unprecedented rise in the number of kids coming in and being treated for covid, needing hospital care. one of the burning questions that parents around the country have is are the kids being infected with covid, are they getting sicker than they were before? is the delta variant making kids sicker than they were? >> you know, that's a question we don't have the answer yet, whether or not delta is more virulent or whether by shear math since we have more children getting infected in the community by consequence more of them will be -- need to be admitted to the hospital. so this is different than any of the other surges we have had in the past. we don't know the answer to that, but what is clear is that it's resulting in more children who need to be cared for in hospitals than at any other time during the pandemic. >> dr. leron finger, we appreciate the work you're doing. we hope you get the help you need and we hope these numbers
turn around really soon. >> thank you very much. just ahead, we're going to talk about the ainge that are many vaccinated americans are feeling as so many others refuse to get the shot. and dr. sanjay gupta joins us to answer some of our questions about the delta variant and vaccines. millions of vulnerable americans struggle to get reliable transportation to their medical appointments. that's why i started medhaul. citi launched the impact fund to invest in both women and entrepreneurs of color like me, so i can realize my vision and give everything i've got to my company, and my community. i got you. for the love of people. for the love of community. for the love of progress. citi. if you're 55 and up, t-mobile has plans built just for you.
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this morning nearly every american is living in a county considered to have high or substantial covid-19 transmission. according to the cdc data, as the delta variant races through every state. joins us now to answer some of your questions, cnn chief medical correspondent dr. sanjay gupta. sanjay, we get a lot of questions about booster shots, people are very focused on this que issue. i want to ask you for most people, for most americans who have been vaccinated, how focused or concerned should they be about the booster issue? >> well, so overall this issue
is still being studied, but i think we're going to have some answers pretty quick here. to answer lucille's question specifically, not only may it be okay to go ahead and get a shot from a different company, it may, in fact, be recommended. why? because what they're starting to find is that if you have shots from two different, you know, companies, you may actually get a stronger immune response. you're activating slightly different parts of the immune system, it might be better, being actively studied. when i say soon, i mean this friday the cdc's advisers will be meeting to discuss this issue and they may be taking their cues from israel which has already recommended boosters for those over the age of 60 and in germany as well, they're also looking at the possibility as well as the uk for september possibly recommending boosters for those immunocompromised. that's probably what's going to happen. we will see. we know the vaccines seem to offer very good long-term protection but there may be
certain groups of people who would benefit from these boosters and even boosters from different manufacturers. >> anna wants to know how concerned should we be that an even more resistant mutation than the delta variant may arise? >> we all have to be concerned about this. i mean, this is the world in which we're living right now. i'm hoping that doesn't happen. obviously we have to do a lot of forecasting and it's like almost like weather tracking around the world to see sort of what's cropping up and something starting to emerge. this really raises two issues, one is the booster issue we just talked about. we do have to think about the rest of the world where these mutations may arise and then start to travel around the world. so vaccination needs to be made available there as well and this is going to be part of the discussion on friday. do we boost people in certain countries while other countries simply do not have enough vaccine for their first shots. that's going to be an important question. one thing i think is really critically important, i think sometimes gets commingled is
variants arise because there is a lot of viral transmission. vaccines help with that. what helps even more so, masks. if we could stop viral transmission or at least slow it down greatly vaccinated or unvaccinated that's how we start to decrease the chance of these problematic mutations. we're being showered with virus, again, if you look at that weather analogy you would put up your umbrella, you don't keep your umbrella up all the time but masks may be what we need to do from time to time when a viral shower is coming. we can't see it, we hear it, we can't taste it, we can't feel t unlike other weather patterns. it doesn't mean it isn't there, sometimes we are going to have to mask up that's going to be our best defense. >> this question comes from francine, i believe. how long after testing positive for the delta variant -- or coronavirus and having mild symptoms can someone receive the vaccine? >> so this is a question we get quite a bit. first of all, there is no minimum amount of time.
what you really want to be sure of is that you're not still having symptoms. you get through your acute sort of symptoms if you did, in fact, get sick. if you were someone who is in isolation, then you want to wait ten days until after your first symptoms began or ten days until after that first positive test. that's sort of the basic rule. but there's really no minimum waiting time here. i do want to point out because there is a question we've talked about on this program before, another study came out on friday basically showing people who are vaccinated versus people who have immunity from being previously infected. what they found was that those that were vaccinated had almost half the chance of becoming reinfected versus those are natural immunity. that's a question, i'm protected enough, i have had covid. you do have immunity if you have had covid in the past, the question is does the vaccine offer more. several studies saying the answer is yes. even if you have had covid get that vaccine. >> twice as much. that is huge.
also here is a question from another viewer of ours, joey, who this is exciting, he is attending college in-person this fall, he says i will be living with some people who are and are not vaccinated. i personally am vaccinated but am still concerned being on a campus which is in the mandating vaccines. the university is yet to announce whether or not they will at least be requiring masks. what risk do i have of infection and how can i keep myself safe? >> this is a tough situation. i mean, so, joey, you should feel comfortable that you're vaccinated. that's very protective. that's good news for you. but we will see what your university does. you know, wearing a mask, avoiding crowded indoor spaces, all the things that we've been talking about, are still going to be important. i would be curious whether there's going to be testing on the campus and if you can get tested will you be able to quarantine or isolate yourself depending on what the test shows. so, you know, there's all these things, all these same discussions that we had last year. joey is is in a good position
because he's vaccinated he's maybe going to go home for the holidays, are there people who are unvaccinated within his family because of certain conditions or age or whatever? so these are all the same sorts of things. i'm hoping as many universities have done they're going to make it as safe as possible and masks, as i was just talking about before the previous question, go a long way and n95 or k n95 masks will be your best bet. >> what about when joey goes home for thanksgiving? this is going to matter not just for young college students who are pretty healthy you would think it's really going to impact a lot of people around them. sanjay, thank you so much. >> thank you. just a short time from now a big moment for the biden presidency. we will be speaking live with transportation secretary pete buttigieg on this showdown that's looming over the infrastructure deal. and rising tensions in chicago leading dozens of police officers to literally turn their back on mayor lori lightfoot.
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senate will vote on the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, it is the product of months of intense negotiations on capitol hill and the white house. still to be seen how many republicans give their final approval. joining me now is transportation secretary pete buttigieg, he was a big part of these negotiations. mr. secretary, this is no test vote, this is no amendment, this is the, you know, the whole deal, the big deal in the senate -- in the senate at least. so as you're looking forward to today's vote, what's the significance? >> well, this is a big day. of course, we're waiting those final hours until the official vote takes place, but it's looking good. what we see in today's bitterly
divided washington is republicans and democrats coming together with the president to say we need to do this. we need better roads and bridges in this country. we need to invest in our ports and our airports. we need to look after our water infrastructure and do things that weren't considered infrastructure in the past, like broadband internet and getting good internet, fast, affordable internet, out to every american. funding for trans, transit and so much more that we just clearly need as a country. it's a good sign for the economy. it's a good sign for our democratic system. of course, there are more steps to go, but very encouraged by the dynamics here and, of course, looking forward to seeing that officially clear the floor. >> what is your message to some house democrats who look at this and say, okay, this is fine, but we're not going to vote for this unless we get the $3.5 trillion budget plan through? what is your message to those who want to tie them together? >> well, my basic message is
this is good policy and it's good funding. what we are talking about here represents the most significant infrastructure funding that we've done in my lifetime and then some. historic levels of support for transit, historic levels -- new levels of support for things we hadn't done before as a country in a big way like supporting electric vehicle charging infrastructure. this, by the way, especially important in light of the extremely alarming report that came out yesterday from the global scientific community on just how dire things are with climate change. transportation is the biggest emitting sector of greenhouse gases in the u.s. economy which means we have to have a lot of solutions and a big part of that comes from things like the support for transit, like the support for electric vehicle charging infrastructure that are in in bill. of course, we believe in the second track, too, that's the other part of the president's economic vision, but this bill, if you just look at it, is going to do a lot for this country and
a lot of things that democrats -- not to mention quite a few reaps and independents have been calling for for a long time. >> there are going to be a lot of contracts going out, a lot of people will work on various aspects of infrastructure. do you believe or how would you feel about vaccine requirements for the contractors who will receive federal infrastructure dollars? >> i haven't heard of that concept before. i think often you do see employers deciding to take steps to protect their workforce and we're seeing that as a federal workforce, too, with the president's guidance in our department, for example, we're making sure that we're taking steps so that we know that somebody is either vaccinated or need to take safety measures like masking and distancing so that the whole workforce is safe. what i will say about contracts is that that's where our department comes in to make sure that those taxpayer dollars are being spent well. we are talking about more than a trillion dollars that would go
out in the years to come and we take very seriously our responsibility to ensure that every penny of that is well-spent, that it's documented, that it's transparent and that it's going to the many places around the united states that need that infrastructure investment so much. >> you of course a veteran among other things, served in afghanistan. how would you feel about this new vaccine requirement for active duty troops? >> i mean, look, when i was in the military i got vaccinated all the time. we would have medical day, you would go through all your stops, you would get your vision checked, you would -- you would get your shots. i mean, it was the most routine thing imaginable and, of course, it's about keeping our troops safe, but also by keeping our troops safe we're helping to keep our country safe. remember, anytime an unvaccinated person is infected with this variant, that's one more person, one more place, one more body where this virus cannot only cause direct harm,
not only go on to infect somebody else but can also mutate and turn into another variant. that's why so many people's lives depend on every individual making that choice or responding to that requirement to get vaccinated. so, you know, i think most people in the military are very used to this. i can't even remember the list of all the things i got vaccinated for, certainly before i deployed, and it's part of the job and for your own good. >> transportation secretary pete buttigieg, thanks so much for being with us this morning. >> thank you. still ahead, afghanistan on the brink of collapse. the taliban capturing another key city overnight as the u.s. prepares to end its military support. and an unintended consequence of this recent coronavirus surge forcing hospitals to delay potentially life-saving procedures for non-covid patients. we will be talking to one coming up.
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breaking overnight, the taliban seized its sixth provincial capital in afghanistan as the security situation there rapidly is deteriorating. there are growing concerns about whether the afghan military can prevent the taliban from overrunning the country once the withdrawal of u.s. and western forces wraps up here in a few weeks. joining us now is army reserve captain matt zeller, he is also the co-founder of no one left behind which is a nonprofit which has helped thousands of interpreters escape danger and start a new life in the u.s. matt, we really want to thank you for coming on and putting a human face on what we're seeing happening there. tell us about your story. tell us about the interpreter who saved your life. >> sure. thanks for having me. i'm only sitting here talking to you today because of my afghan interpreter, my brother janice. my 14th day in the war he saved my life by shooting and killing
dead two taliban fighters who were about to kill me in the battle. i made him a promise if i can ever repay that life debt all he had to do is ask. i'm not the only american service member with this story. there are hundreds of us, if not thousands who can point to our afghan wartime allies and say these people stood shoulder to shoulder with us. when my tour of duty was over i had the luxury of coming home, they went on to the next unit and the next mission over and over again. janice never used to veil his face and i would ask him why don't you cover your face and he would look at me and say i want the taliban to remember this face. this is my country, they should fear it. these people are brave but they're now outgunned, out numbered and unless we go and save them they're going to die. >> go and save them, what does that entail, though? what is it exactly that you think the united states should be doing differently this morning on the field of battle? >> so the afghan military is being just defeated everywhere in afghanistan right now.
now, in some places they've fought the taliban to a standstill, but in the north, for example, they have lost five provincial capitals and now the largest city in the north is completely surrounded. in 1998 when the taliban took the area they went door to door killing people, feeding their bodies to dogs. these are abhorrent individuals that we are fighting and they are fighting a war of attrition against the afghan military. the idea is that they can just continue to suffer these losses so long as they wear down the afghan military because they've got a seemingly an endless supply of fighters streaming in from pakistan. here is the so what of all of this. the afghan military didn't defend and protect our wartime allies, the al began government can't do it, we are the only people on the planet who can. these people are trapped in the cities in which they live, there is no means to get to the one airfield we are evacuating people from in kabul. unless we physically go and get them the taliban will hunt them down one by one and murder them.
>> we have heard stories from people trying to get their families out where to get to kabul they had to make their way through multiple taliban check points and truly it was by the grace of god that they were even to get to kabul. at this point we're hearing the afghan president this morning and he's calling for public uprisings against the taliban. you know, what are you expecting here and are you expecting that that is anything that could counter the will that taliban fighters have? >> i expect the afghan military to lose, unfortunately. they're just fighting in too many places at once and we seem to have told them that there is an end date to our bombing. that seems to be the only thing that's keeping them engaged in the fight is our air dominance. once we leave, the taliban have already purchased surface to air missiles from places like russia and china, they've been very clear they intend to shoot down the nascent afghan air force which is the only strategic advantage that the afghan military has over the taliban.
once that air force is shot down -- they're also assassinating their pilots. they simply just kill the people who can fly the planes and helicopters. once the afghans lose that strategic advantage places like kabul can't be defended. that's the whole point of this strategy. they're killing the afghan military outside of the major cities so that there is no one to defend the cities once the taliban launch their final assault. one of the afghan cities are encircled. think of it as a tightening noose and we are the only people on the planet that can put a stop ton it and we seemingly have lost the political will to do so. >> i don't think there is any question we have lost the political will to do so. the argument that you will get from both the trump administration and the biden administration, though, or the question they would ask you, captain, is how many u.s. troops and for how long would you use to prevent this catastrophe? >> how many it takes for however long it takes. people like me looked these
people in the eye and made them a promise. if you want people like me to come home from future wars you have to save these people's lives now. no one is going to trust us going forward. the taliban when they murder these people film these gruesome deaths, they put these snuff films on youtube and the internet for not you and i to consume but for our future allies. they're trying to teach people that american friendship is a death sentence for them and their families. this is a national security imperative for our own country. if we want to prevent future carpets and future wars, you have to start saving afghan lives today. >> i am married to someone who is alive because of afghans so, you know, that hits home for a lot of americans, matt, and i really appreciate you coming on to talk about it. captain matt zeller, thank you. >> thanks for having me. emotions are running high in chicago after a police officer was killed and another critically wounded in a weekend shooting. the city's mayor getting the cold shoulder from rank and file officers literally. we will have a live report on
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>> three people face charges that killed a chicago police officer. 29-year-old ella french was fatally shot during a traffic shot at her partner, is still in critical conditions. 30 officers turned their backs when chicago mayor lori lightfoot finished her and the hospital. we are live, in chicago. >> reporter: good morning. three people are in custody. in connection to this shooting over the weekend. this traffic stop that killed
29-year-old ella french and left her partner wounded. as he is still in the hospital. it to the of those were involved in the shooting. at least one has been charged with first-degree murder. a third suspect is in federal custody after allegedly purchasing the gun that was used in this shooting in indiana. one of the alleged suspects could not get a gun because of a prior conviction. however, when 29-year-old ella french visited the hospital to show support . 30 officers physically turned their backs on chicago mayor lori lightfoot. according to the "chicago sun- times". the police claimed that the men and women of the police department have lost respect for chicago mayor lori lightfoot. but she has been at the center of performing police. and dennis reforming police this is not the time for the divisive and toxic rhetoric. specifically in part that the mayor was present at the
emergency room to offer support and condolences to the families involved in the hundreds of line officers . and in a time of tragedy, emotions run high point that is it to be expected. she spoke to a range of officers that tragic night. she sensed the overwhelming sentiment was concerned for their fallen colleagues. in conversations with the chicago police superintendent . he has spoken about morale being a struggle. especially as we look back at covid. the protests of last year. the forced reality of these and grim reminders of the risks. of the job. before august, 36 police officers have been shot in chicago. nine have been hit by gunfire. however, - 29-year-old ella french was the only one tragically shot and killed in the line of duty this year . >> thank you for that report. >> a special report and we want talk about the growing anger of
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vaccinated americans as the country falters in its fight against the virus. >> one of the ironies is that in some circles it is the vaccinated. people that have taken active measures to battle covid who have been belittled. and marginalized. take this statement from donald trump's fda. my decision not to get vaccinated is not impact anybody else's health. the scared vaccinated are dividing communities and the country. it is your fault, she says . it is the vaccinated fault for caring about their health? that is her suggestion? as dramatically problematic as that notion is it is even more factually suspect. the decision of the unvaccinated affect everyone. first and foremost, more vaccinations mean fewer deaths. fewer families grieving in communities and the country. if it is somebody's decision to get vaccinated impacts several children who cannot get yet
vaccinated. higher rate of children are getting hospitalized. noon millions of immunocompromised are vulnerable. scientists say the more transmission there is, the higher the probability the mutations that make future variants even more dangerous. >> somebody's decision will impact the economy. it will force workplaces to delay reopening's, close, cut back if more people are not spending. more workers home sick. it impacts doctors, nurses and hospital workers were already burnt out. and traumatized from 1.5 years of suffering and hospitals are once again, overrun. it keeps those that are not suffering from covid to get other types of medical care. cancer is a one example. and it impacts the quality of the care that quality of doctors and nurses can provide for surgical complications, injuries and even fo