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i'm john berman with brianna keilar. it is monday, september 20th. the breaking news this morning comes in the fight against covid-19, this morning just a short time ago, pfizer released its first data on its vaccines for children as young as 5. the company says, now this is data coming from the company, it has not been peer reviewed, the company says the coronavirus vaccine is safe for that group and it shows a robust antibody response. >> now this is a trial that included participants ages 5 to 11 who took a two-dose regimen and used just a third of the amount of vaccine that would be administered to people who are 12 and older. pfizer says the levels compared well with older people who received the larger dose and the company says it now plans to submit for emergency use authorization from the fda soon, and that it is expecting trial data for children as young as six months, as soon as the fourth quarter of this year. >> joining us is dr. tanya
altman, pediatrician and spokesperson for the american academy of pediatrician and dr. lena nguyen also with us. dr. altman, i want to start with you, the impact of this announcement. >> sure. you know, i think this is really exciting, as a pediatrician and parent of a 6-year-old who is the only child in my household not yet vaccinated, this will make a huge difference in the fight against covid-19 and parents, pediatricians and teachers are waiting for this. it is very needed and i think the data looks good and i'm waiting for the fda and i hope they will thoroughly and aggressively review this data, so when it is time and appropriate, we can get shots in arms into our younger kids. >> dr. nguyen, this is a robust antibody response pfizer said and shows safety among the 2,000-plus kids in the trial. it doesn't get into efficacy, 90% effective against prep venting infection. what do you want to see when you
pore through this data? >> i agree this is exciting news. so many parents are waiting for exactly this news, especially given what's happening now with the delta variant. there have been nearly half a million new cases in children in the last two weeks. 29% of the new infections are in kids and parents want to do everything we can to protect our kids. knowing that the vaccine is safe in this younger age group the 5 to 11 group and also knowing that it appears to be effective at least based on antibody response. we know thus far for adults the antibody response correlates with the effectiveness in preventing disease. we want to see the data eventually and it's also important for fizer to efier to submit to the fda soon and when the information is available. the timing is important for so many parents especially coming into the cold winter season. >> dr. altman, when might -- i know we can't say exactly when it will be available for kids 5
and up but looking at how things moved before with the vaccine for adults, when might it be available and how much of a lag time do you expect between the emergency use authorization and full authorization of this vaccine for kids 5 and up? >> so i think the fda is ready to meet next week to really look at this data, because they know it's so important now as dr. wen mentioned. we're seeing increasing numbers of kids with covid-19 throughout the country, including serious illness and hospitalization and death. i think it's about a month probably until pfizer grants the eua and i think this is the right timing, as she said. we're going into cold and flu season. we are already seeing increased cases of rsv, other illses putting kids in the hospital. flu is starting on the east coast now and going to make its way across the country, and don't forget, it's time to get the flu vaccines right now, but we all need to work together to keep our kids healthy and safe
and in school. once we begin vaccinating these kids, then we can take a look at all of the other mitigation strategies that we're using in schools, such as the masking and the distancing and the ventilation, and once numbers are at a low level, we can start peeling back some of those and get back to normalcy, which is what we need. it's been i think too long and our kids are waiting for this. >> yes, they need their lives back for sure, and this may be the key to doing that safely, dr. wen. can you talk to us a little bit about the dosing here? because this and i think parents need to know this. this is not the adult shot. ten micrograms versus the normal 30 for adults. >> that's right and so for the 12 and above group, those individuals have been getting the 30 microgram dose and understandably for the younger group, this is not the dose or there were many doses that were being tested but the one that we had the results for now is
really promising because this is the 10 microgram dose so a third of what the adults are getting. that's why the data is so important. they've seen with the lower dose in this 5 to 11-year-old group it seems to stimulate the same type of antibody response, according to pfizer, as the one that is a higher dose, and so i think that again gives a lot of confidence that the antibody response is a correlate to effectiveness as we have seen in adults and i think really paves the way for authorization hopefully very soon. >> dr. altman, we were looking at some of the data from 12 to 17-year-olds and it's about 46% of them are fully vaccinated so it's half, right? so in order for this to make a real impact among 5 to 11-year-olds, they have to get the shots. >> they do, and that is something that we are really working on. we are educating families, many schools are now putting in mandates. we are also bringing the vaccine to those neighborhoods where they really need access, so
there's school vaccine clinics, there are mobile vaccine clinics and i think all of this will help. so many people have gotten the vaccine now and side effects have really been minimal in the kids especially compared to the adults, we're seeing less fever and aches, and there were rare cases of myocarditis but those resolved and i'd like to point out that pfizer did report that in the younger kids aged 5 to 11, there were no cases of myocarditis which is heart inflammation. so i think we are skiing as the kids are younger in age, the vaccine is safe, tolerable and what we need to get out of this pandemic. >> dr. wen, do you think if a number of kids get vaccinated, it would change the discussion about wearing masks in schools? >> i do. i do think it's important for us to signal that masks are not for forever. no one wants for masking to be
in place forever in our schools. right now, they are an important layer of protection. we think about this as layers in the winter, that it's really cold so you have to put on multiple layers and so when we don't yet have the layer of protection from the vaccine for younger kids, you need all these other play layers, including indoor masking especially in this case a lot of virus or the corollary being it's cold outside, you need to have a lot of layers. when you start having a lower level of infection in the community and when kids are able to all be vaccinated, i think we can start peeling back layers as dr. altman said and one of the early layers we might want to discuss is can we remove the mandatory masking if everyone in that class, including the children, are vaccinated? >> and dr. altman, what about kids younger than 5? a lot of them are in school or in preschool or in day cares. >> yes, and pfizer is also studying this, about half of the kids in the initial trial were younger than 5, and the dose they're looking at there is 3
micrograms. so even less than the 5 to 11-year-olds. the data is not complete. the studies are not yet complete. there are still many little ones in that trial, but i expect that over the next few months, that data will also be released and we will be looking at an fda eua in that age group over the next few months, so that means everyone down to 6 months of age will be protected against covid-19 with a safe and tolerable vaccine that does produce an antibody level to protect against serious disease, illness and hospitalization, and again, this is really what we've all been waiting for and what we need for our communities, for our schools to get everybody back to a more normal, healthy and safe life. >> i'm ready to get back to normal. i'll tell you that. i have a 3-year-old and a 5-year-old and we're living by their restrictions obviously, to keep them safe and it would be lovely that everyone would have the opportunity to be protected. dr. tanya altman, dr. leana wen,
great to see you. much more coming up on cnn as well about this. this morning a major development in the case of 22-year-old gabby pitino missing for weeks. human remains believed to be petito have been discovered in northern wyoming. an autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow. the fbi says the cause of death has not yet been determined. authorities are now searching for we tee yo's fiance, brian laundrie after he returned earlier this month without her. we are live in north port florida with the latest on this, just a huge and also i'm sure for the family, layla eyla sant. >> reporter: they have plans to
conduct a major search in the carlton reserve. the 25,000 acres of wildlife reserve, where they searched all weekend long, a very lush and swampy area is not necessarily the focus of their efforts today. northport police not saying exactly why that is or where they will focus their search efforts, but let's take you back to what actually led them there in the first place. remember, it was friday night that police came here to the laundrie home and claimed the last time they saw brian was on tuesday, they said friday indicated he was headed toward the carlton reserve for a hike. that is where they spent the entire weekend, multiple law enforcements including the fbi, spent much of their time searching for him, hoping they could find some answers, and now we're learning that is changing. now we have been here all
morning at this home. it's been pretty quiet here in this neighborhood. we're waiting to see if we'll see more law enforcement here or if they made contact with the laundrie family inside. john? >> watching this closely, thank you for being there for us. please keep us posted. the key is the mystery relies with gabby we tee yo's fiance who is also missing. more on the search on him next. a growing crisis at the southern u.s. border as a crowd of migrants under a texas bridge is swelling to almost 12,000. president biden facing blows to his domestic and foreign policy agendas as he heads to the u.n. tomorrow.
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commissioner of baltimore. seems if you're law enforcement, laundrie is the key to the answer of a lot of their questionses. they're looking for him in a 25,000 acre wilderness reserve. what does that entail? >> >> this could be a little different based on technology. if he has been using a cell phone, if he used a cell phone, there are ways that you can track to a specific area and i think that would be beneficial to law enforcement. we have drones now. you don't have to walk through the marsh or tough areas. you can get a drone up, so times have changed. technology has really helped law enforcement. so it might not be as difficult as some may think, if he wants to play rambo and hide instead of talking to law enforcement. >> right now, there's not cooperation, right? the police visited the laundrie
family home after we tee yo was reported missing. the laundries refused to talk and didn't tell police of his whereabouts until friday, which keep in mind they hadn't seen him since tuesday. gave him a few days head start. >> absolutely. >> what questions do you have of brian at this point and also of his family? >> i'd have a lot of questions, but it's all about the victim. what happened? what happened to her the last time you were with her? we know that there was a domestic incident between the two. that's on body cam. did another incident occur? did you strike her? did you cause bodily harm to her? what happened? and that's where i would really want the detectives to press. the family, i don't know what they're thinking. i don't know, i mean people do
strange things out of love, and i really think that this is looking -- it looks pretty bad, even from someone who is not law enforcement, to say this is a coverup. he's not taking some sbastabbat. he's on the run, and the family is complicit in this. i think that myself and many others feel this way. so it's something that is disturbing, and i really just want this to be concluded as soon as possible. >> and certainly her family wants that, they want some kind of closure here. anthony -- >> yes. >> -- no, it's horrific. we've heard that from her dad. ant knee barksdale, thank you so much. president biden's entire $3.5 trillion spending plan is in jeopardy this morning. we'll go live to capitol hill. and triumph for ted lasso.
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biden administration and democratic leadership want. "axios" is reporting that joe manchin wants to wait until 2022 to pass the budget plan, which i know for democrats might seem like never. so is there a plan to get this done? >> well look, jim, i think this is a critical week, john, and i think one of the things to keep in mind on capitol hill, democrat also come back into town today and have meetings together and hopefully at least from democratic leaders' perspective they'll be able to find a path forward. there are two moving parts here. the first piece of this is that infrastructure bill, that the senate already passed and we are still waiting for the house of representatives to pass. the deadline for that, given by house speaker nancy pelosi, is september 27th, that is a key date that she agreed with moderates would be the time she would bring that bill to the floor. but meanwhile, progressives are arguing they are not going to vote for that proposal unless the larger economic package, the $3.5 trillion package is
actually finished and ready for a vote as well. they are worried about that more moderate bill, the infrastructure bill going first, and so that's really what democrats are struggling with right now, how do you move this forward, when you have moderates in the senate, like kir kirstinr spin cinema and joe manchin, where you get over tax policies and what's included in the bill, those are issues that need to be worked out and with a couple of days until that september 27th deadline, it's not clear that's going to be figured out, john. >> are let, obviously immigration reform is something the white house and democrats wanted. i'm not sure everyone was expecting it to get through reconciliation but just another huge speed bump or thing that has blown up to an extent in the biden administration's face. is there a new strategy they have to get all this through? >> well, john, the white house
is aware they're entering another critical stretch when it comes to this massive economic proposal, and white house advisers say they're really going to lean into and dive and dial up their case. when it comes to talking about help for the middle class, their argument this should be viewed through the lens this plan would help the middle class over the wealthy and corporations, along with lowering costs when it comes to prescription drugs, the cost of education, elderly care as well, so this is something that we're expecting advisers to really push over the course of this next week, as there are so many issues relating to this massive economic plan, that still need to be ironed out. you heard lauren talk about some of those setbacks that they've seen when it comes to immigration. the white house said they were deeply disappointed in that ruling for the senate parliamentarian. they believe people in the senate will be working to try to present some other options to the parliamentarian. the white house isn't quite giving up on immigration reform
just yet, but this also comes as the president is about to turn his public focus to his diplomatic agenda, traveling to new york city a bit later today, tomorrow delivering his first speech at the united nations general assembly and he's going to be meeting with world leaders throughout the course of the week. so much of his public focus is on the foreign policy, diplomatic ticket items but this white house is also aware they need to make a strong push as they are hoping that he can get his economic agenda across the finish line as you've heard some setbacks when it comes to policy and also this interparty divisions among democrats. of course the president hosted senator joe manchin and kristen sinema at the white house this week. >> it's hard to see signs of progress with sinema or manchin with the white house based on what we're hearing this morning. we'll see over the next few days. are let asaenz, lauren fox,
thanks very much. the setback to democrats' immigration plan is coming as the border crisis is getting worse. the department of homeland security asking for the pentagon's help with nearly 12,000 migrants under a bridge in del rio, texas, and cnn's josh campbell is there on the ground for us. josh, look, they're not supposed to be there. there are too many people in this place and not really able to be taken care of. >> reporter: that's right, thousands of migrants, these include families, pregnant women and children living under the del rio international plbridge, next to piles of garbage, this is described as a humanitarian crisis not only because you have thousands of people here coming to the border trying to get into the u.s., living in these terrible conditions, but also because we're obviously still in a global pandemic and officials are really concerned about the public health aspect here where
you so so many people in close proximity. they're working alongside red cross and aid groups to get food into the camp to make conditions more sanitary. the challenge continues. over my shoulder here the del rio port of entry is closed. this area has been flooded with state troopers, hundreds of federal officers and agents and as you mentioned the defense department requested for their assistance here. secretary of homeland security al han row mayorkas was on air yesterday speaking with jim acosta. he's making it clear if they don't have a lawful purpose, seeking asylum, for example, they will be sent back to the places from which they came. take a listen. >> we are increasing the frequency and size of the repatriation flights. we have sent a very clear message early on in light of the fact we are in the midst of a pandemic, that the border is not open, and people should not take the perilous journey here.
we are returning people to other countries. >> reporter: those repatriation flights are under way. we expect there will be more. as far as the numbers as of yesterday, there were just under 12,000 migrants behind me at the bridge. officials say their goal is to process 3,000 per day. at that rate, we don't expect to see a noticeable diminishment for several days more but certainly a crisis for border officials here and obviously the migrants themselves living in squalid conditions awaiting for processing by the u.s. government. >> thank you for the report, josh campbell at the border. just ahead, will some bad global headlines overshadow president biden's u.n. speech tomorrow? what happens when the unvaccinated brazilian president shows up to speak at the general assembly? (man 1) oh, this looks like we're in a screen saver. (man 2) yeah, but we need to go higher. (man 1) higher. (man 2) definitely higher.
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ambassador from washington, angry about a u.s. deal to give australian nuclear powered submarines to counter china. in afghanistan, the pentagon admits it killed an aide worker and seven children and two other civilians in a drone strike in kabul during the u.s. troop withdrawal last month. joining me is jim sciutto, anchor at cnn and chief national security correspondent as well. these are challenges for sure the biden administration is facing and both of them in a way are kind of wrapped up in this pivot to china, getting out of afghanistan to try to focus more on china and russia as well as trying to counter russia with this commitment to australia over france. but it hasn't been graceful. >> it has not been graceful. listen, right next to each other, two events that created real diplomatic problems for them, the withdrawal, the summary withdrawal from afghanistan, which before this drone strike of course upset u.s. allies, they didn't get a lot of warning, even for getting
their own citizens out and the nuclear deal which makes sense in the bigger picture but clearly is also upset an ally in france. why is the biden administration doing it? to end the endless wars in the middle east, we've been wasting a lot of resources there. the real challenge is china. china is our global challenger politically, economically and militarily, et cetera. it's a significant move. the u.s. has shared nuclear submarine technology with one ally in the last 70 years, that's britain, to unt coulder the ussr during the depths of the cold war. to share this with an ally as far afield as australia in the asia-pacific to counter china shows how seriously the u.s. is taking china's rise in asia, and demonstrating it hopes we're here to stay. >> let's guk to the unga or unga as it's affectionately called. we'll hear from president biden and brazil's president
bolsonaro, known as brazil's trump. unlike trump, he's proudly unvaccinated, and he is supposed to be vaccinated by the rules at the general assembly but his plan right now is to go up to that lecturn and speak. >> bolsonaro is trying to replicate january 6th, a year out from elections there making bones it's going to be election fraud, here is what we have to do to prevent that, et cetera. where have you heard that before and where are you hearing that today, here inside this country. he is a dangerous figure in brazilian politics and to democracy. he was a covid denier for many years, not that serious, even as people were being buried by the thousands and even as he got it himself. so this will be a challenge, what does the u.n. do? do they block him at the door? it's also a challenge for biden, because based on what we were just discussing, the withdrawal from afghanistan, questions about u.s. leadership and so on, how does he then explain america's role in the world? what is our role going forward?
our understanding is he's going to say we need collective cooperation to meet the challenges of climate change, to meet the challenges of authoritarianism, et cetera. trouble is or the question is, does he have credible leadership to do that for u.s. adversaries, china and russia, do they respect that leadership and also u.s. allies. are the alliances strong with europe, with asia. this is the test. >> look, he has a lot of damage to undo and i think allies expected that he was going to do so a little more perfectly, because he has very little wiggle room, as we are watching the general assembly. jim sciutto, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> thank you. cnn is reporting seconds before a deadly drone strike in afghanistan on august 29th the cia warned the u.s. military that civilians could be injured or killed. three sources familiar with the situation tell cnn the warning also said children could be inside the targeted vehicle. it was too late. ten civilians were killed,
including seven children, a u.s. military investigation found no terrorists are known to have been inside the car. despite that warning, the administration justified the strikes as necessary for weeks afterward. immediately after the strike, u.s. centcom said it eliminated an isis-k threat, citing significant secondary explosions as materiel and there were not indications of civilian casualties at the time. multiple news outlets including cnn spoke to neighbors at the scene immediately after the strike. the neighbors said children had been killed. kent com revised their statement and suggested a large amount of explosive materiel in the car could have caused them. press secretary john kirby still justified the strike as necessary. >> nobody wants to see that happen, but you know what else we didn't want to see happen? we didn't want to see happen
what we believe to be a very real, a very specific and a very imminent threat to the hamid karzai international airport. >> army major general william taylor cited a secondary explosion to claim that the car contained explosives and posed an imminent threat. >> we know that as i said earlier, there was a secondary explosion and that assessed that what was there was going to be used in a high-profile attack. >> that claim was repeated multiple times in the days ahead and not just by the pentagon. >> we are investigating and assessing even today to try to learn more about the aftereffects of the secondary explosions from when that vehicle was hit, and we know there were secondary explosions of a significant size. >> the white house also. >> i will note that in
kentsome's statement just two nights ago, they made clear that their assessment was that there was the vehicle that was the target also had explosives in it and those explosives may have also led to an impact on the ground. >> we also heard about the secondary explosions again later this thank week in a claim by general mark milley who stood by the need for the strike. >> we had very good intelligence that isis-k was preparing a specific type vehicle at a specific type location. because it was secondary explosions, there is a reasonable conclusion to be made that there was explosives in that vehicle. we know from a variety of other means that at least one of those people that were killed was an isis facilitator. so were there others killed? yes. there were others killed. who they are, we don't know. we'll try to sort through all that. at that point, we think the procedures were correctly followed and it was a righteous strike. >> you heard milley insisted one of the people killed was an
isis-k facilitator as did press secretary jen psaki. >> can you address those concerns and speak to whether these drone strikes mean an extension of the war? >> the strikes that killed isis-k terrorists? >> and the possibility of more. president biden yesterday said that this is not over. >> well, if anybody wants to convey they don't think we should kill isis-k terrorists and kill the people who killed 13 members of our military, then the president's happy to have that debate. go ahead. >> sackie was talking about multiple drone strikes, including one from august 27th, which is said to have killed isis-k militants. she went on to say this. >> i will say that the united states takes the threat of civilian casualties seriously. we do everything we can to prevent civilian casualties. that will continue. >> a week later, multiple news
outlets including cnn reported the driver of the car that was targeted was not a terrorist. he was zemari ahmadi. the intelligence linked him to potential isis plotting, much of it was caught by surveillance camera with colleagues describing it as innocent, filling plastic containers with water, because the running water was off at this house. but when the pentagon was asked about the attack, again -- >> ten days ago, secretary austin and general milley referred to the drone strike as a righteous strike. did he share the general's assessment at that point and following? >> i think the secretary already spoke about the, the, the need -- the, that we had to protect our people at the airport. we -- the department has talked about the fact that this strike prevented an imminent attack on those people, and nothing's
changed about that view at this point. i have nothing to speak today that alters the view. centcom is conducting their assessment and i think we need to let them finish that work and then we'll -- you know, we'll be as transparent as we can at the end of it. >> by the very next day, secretary of state blinken was tempering that response. >> the administration is of course reviewing that strike and i'm sure that, you know, a full assessment will be forthcoming. >> so you don't know if it was an aide working or an isis-k operative? >> i can't speak to that and i can't speak to that in this setting in any event. >> you don't know or won't tell us? >> i don't know because we're reviewing it. >> when the white house was asked if the president takes responsibility for any innocent people who were killed --
>> the united states takes incredibly seriously our role in preventing civilian casualties whenever we possibly can. so i'm going to let that play out. the president also takes that responsible incredibly seriously. we'll let that conclude. >> doesn't know the answer? >> that's why there's an investigation to determine what happened and make some conclusions. >> on friday, that investigation and its conclusions were revealed. defense secretary austin apologized, as did the centcom commander general kenneth mckenzie, jr., and claims about a secondary explosion. a military official familiar with the investigation, after reviewing footage from infrared sensors, they no longer characterized this as an explosion. instead it was more of a flare-up. all of the apologies offered by the administration mean very little to this family. this is the family of aide worker zemari ahmadi and of the
children that the cia specifically warned about. they spoke to nic robertson. >> reporter: can you forgive them? >> maybe. but how should i do? we know that i lost my family, who return them back for us? >> reporter: it's imupon. >> it's impossible. no one can return them back. >> a family destroyed, and their loved one accused of associating with a terrorist group and an intelligence warning that we're just hearing about now. the family of an unvaccinated man who died of covid claims that he was the victim of the misinformation that he heard watching on videos. the family will join us next. a short time ago pfizer released the first data on its vaccines in children as young as 5. more on cnn coming up.
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a father of two who recently died of covid at the age of 45. he was not vaccinated. patrick lane's children join me, katie and evan lane. guys, i'm so sorry for the loss of your father. it's such a tragedy and i know it's been hard on both of you and katie, he just moved you into college like a month ago, right? >> yes, it was one month ago that he was completely healthy, helping me move all my furniture into my first apartment, doing all the heavy lifting for me. >> he moved you in, this is your first apartment at college, i might add. he moved you in there, he stayed the night with you and what did he say to you as he was leaving? >> he gave me a really big hug and he said "i'm proud of you,
katie bug." he walked out my front door, and if i had known that that was going to be my last time seeing my dad in person alive and well, i don't think i would have let go of him. >> why was he so hesitant to get vaccinated, katie? >> there's multiple reasons, i think. one of which was some of the media that he ingested. he wasn't by any means far right. he was right in the middle, and he consumed media from both sides, and just some of the misinformation on one of those sides made him hesitant. so he was going to wait for fda approval, but by the time that pfizer had been approved, it was already too late. >> pfizer got the full fda approval and your father was already sick. evan, talk to me about your
final good-bye to your father. did you have a chance to spend any real time with him? >> not really. i was already staying at another house, and he was just coming by to pick something up and he didn't want to get too close because he was too worried about getting me sick so i didn't even get to hug him before he left, and then before i knew it, he was gone. >> you guys are vaccinated now, evan. what was the message ultimately that your father wanted to spread about vaccines? >> he wasn't anti-vaccine. he was just hesitant and now that, you know, pfizer has been fda approved, i don't think he would have anything wrong with telling people to get that vaccine. >> his final words to my stepmom on a facetime call was that he
wishes, he wished that he was vaccinated. >> those were his final words? >> to my stepmom, the last call that she had with him, he said that he wished
that he was vaccinated. >> katie, you said from one media source in particular he was getting misinformation -- he was getting information that led him to be hesitant on vaccines. who? who was he listening to? >> he watched some tucker carlson videos on youtube, and some of those videos involved some misinformation about vaccines, and i believe that that played a role. >> evan, what do you want people to remember about your dad? how are you going to remember him? >> i'm always going to remember him as just the fun dad in any school gathering, or just the person who always tries to bring everyone's mood up, if they're
feeling down. >> i'm looking at pictures right now on the screen. i don't know if you can see them but his smile just bursts right through the screen right there. he just looks like there was so much joy. >> yes. >> a joy, and a lot of life that's never going to live. >> katie and evan lane, listen, we're thinking about you. thank you for being with us right now, and you know, you're his legacy and i'm sure he'd be so proud of you in everything you're doing now and will do going forward. >> yes. >> thank you. >> we'll be right back. i'm so glad you're ok, sgt. houston. this
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good monday morning. i'm erica hill. >> and i'm jim sciutto. breaking this morning, it's good news. new and critical data in the race to vaccinate children. pfizer reports that its vaccine is safe for young children, those under the age of 12, saying trial data shows a robust and well-tolerated response in 5 to 11-year-olds. the company adding it expects data on children as young as 6 months old before the end of the year as well. we'll have more on that in just a moment. also developing this morning the growing crisis at the southern border. more than 12,000 migrants amass under a bridge in del rio, texas. the department of homeland security is preparing to accelerate flights to move some of those people to haiti and other destinations. we're live on the border and also just learned that secretary mayorkas is traveling there today. plus a tragic end to a desperate search after being missing for weeks, authorities now believe they disve