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ct required. see if you can save by switching today. comcast business. powering possibilities. buenos dias. good morning. welcome to "new day." i'm boris sanchez. >> i'm christi paul. president biden is urging americans to get vaccinated as the u.s. hits that 700,000 mark of people who have died from covid. dr. sanjay gupta is taking us inside a hospital with a look at the impact on health care workers now. >> krysten sinema slamming members of her party for delaying a vote on president biden's infrastructure bill. we'll bring you up to speed with where things stand now and a new
deadline for getting it passed. brady is back. patriot turned buccaneer tom brady heading back to gillette stadium to square off against his former team. how brady and patriots' fans are preparing for this one. we're so grateful to have you with us this sunday, october 3rd. thanks for getting up bright and early. good morning, christi. great to see you. >> you too, boris. look at you snappy in your orange. >> trying to be, you know, festive like we talked about yesterday, spooky season, halloween. >> i love the spooky season. i'm stealing that one. the biden administration, right, they have the green light to start enforcing the president's vaccine mandates for thousands of employees. federal workers now have until
november 8th to receive their last vaccine dose. >> this push comes as covid cases are declining across the construction and drugmaker merck and ridgeback say their antiviral pill cuts the risk of hospitalization and death by 50% for krcovid patients. the news marks more than 700,000 number of people who have died from covid. yesterday president biden issued a statement on those losses saying, quote, the astonishing death toll is yet another reminder of how important it is to get vaccinated. >> let's get to polo sandoval who has more on the fight to end the pandemic. >> reporter: another somber milestone crossed in the covid-19 pandemic. the virus has killed more than 700,000 people in the united states. in a statement president biden marked a death toll saying, quote, on this day and every day, we remember all those we lost to this pandemic and we pray for their loved ones left
behind who are missing a piece of their soul. a sea of white on the national mall in washington, d.c., a flag for every life lost. currently the u.s. has the highest covid-19 death toll of any country in the world and the u.s. is still averaging about 1900 covid deaths every day. but there's good news. new cases and hospitalizations are dropping, suggesting that new deaths will also begin to decline. even more encouraging, drugmakers merck and ridgeback biotherapeutics say their new antiviral pill cuts the risk of hospitalization and death by 50% for covid patients. the request emergency use authorization from the fda as soon as possible. >> we'll be able to prescribe this to folks that will take a five-day course and hopefully be able to stay home and not come in for an intervenus infusion and keep folks out of the hospital. >> reporter: nearly 56% of the u.s. population fully vaccinated cdc data shows. 34 states have fully vaccinated
more than half of their residents. president biden reminding u.s. citizens if you haven't already, please get vaccinated. it can save your life, the lives of those you love and will help us beat covid-19 and move forward together as one nation. polo sandoval, cnn, new york. let's talk about all of this with public health physician dr. chris purnel a fellow at the american college of preventative medicine. doctor, so good to see you again this morning. thank you. i wanted to ask you first of all about the merck claims this antiviral pill that it cuts hospitalizations and deaths by 50%. we know that we need -- i always feel like i need to put this disclaimer out, they're not saying they can prevent the disease. they're just saying they can treat it at a higher level than what we've seen thus far. we know that there are claims they plan to apply to the fda
for an eau as soon as possible. is it likely, do you think at this point, the fda would clear it and how comfortable would you be prescribing it? >> good morning, christi. look, this is encouraging news. whenever we have more in our arsenal or toolkit to beat back this pandemic, the better because of the astonishing devastation and loss that it has caused. we don't want to celebrate prematurely. right now we just a press release. we want to see peer review data, the process of fda should unfold and i want people to focus on what is available to us now. we have very powerful vaccines to prevent coronavirus. is this good news? yes. is this the panacea, slam dunk, not quite? >> so let's talk to or let's listen here to dr. reiner, a cnn
medical analyst, he was talking about this number that nobody wanted to hit, 700,000 people who have died from covid just in the u.s. >> we've lost 700,000 americans now and fully 200,000 of those folks have died since vaccines have been available almost to everyone in this country and every one of those deaths is unnecessary. even though the news is great for the antiviral agent, really, the message that people need to receive is, get vaccinated. no one needs to die from this virus. >> is there anything different at this point that could be said to entice people who are hesitant about the vaccine to go ahead and do so? to get it? >> i don't know that there are new words, new emotions, new stories, but i do know the power of continuing to speak the names, to continue to speak about the souls who have lost their lives. people are still on the decision
front and as long as we as health care providers, fellow americans, can bring home the message that this is a national loss, yes, i lost my dad but the nation lost my dad, the more we lose the less we are as a whole of society. i think we can get people across the decision line. >> i wanted to ask you about the boosters here, particularly we know the fda and the independent vaccine advisory committee is holding three meetings mid month in a couple weeks to talk about not just the booster but the vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. does the fact that pfizer vaccine already serves the 12 to 17-year-old segment, does that make you more hopeful and more comfortable with treating 5 to 11-year-olds with the vaccine? >> i am eagerly awaiting this
news. i'm with the american college of preventative medicine. we have a vaccine confident campaign where we talk about the benefits of all vaccines, childhood immunizations or inoculations for adults. this data has been long awaited. what we heard is that there have been no serious adverse or safety events. i believe that this is going to go ahead and get authorized and ultimately approved. science is doing what science needs to do and we need to help families understand just how beneficial it will be to have every member of their household protected. >> dr. chris personnal, we appreciate you getting up so early on this sunday morning. thank you. >> thanks so much. democratic senator krysten sinema is calling the voting delay on infrastructure inexcusable. a closer look at the freshman lawmaker who is one of the key votes that's keeping president
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thousands of protesters were marching to the steps of the supreme court in d.c. yesterday to protest that texas law that almost completely bans abortion. >> this was part of a nationwide protest to demand continued access to abortion. more than 600 marches were held in cities across the country including pittsburgh, bonn, austin and cincinnati. the protests took place only two days before the supreme court is set to reconvene for its october term.
cnn's suzanne malveaux filed this report on saturday from the nation's capital. >> reporter: boris, we are at ground zero of this debate and in front of the supreme court you can see the officers protecting the building there, counter protesters outside, offering prayers and song for the justices here, also capitol police in front trying to make sure the two groups stay separate. one block over, if you swing over on east capitol, where the women's march is concluding and there were thousands strong here in the nation's capital. the focus, on reproductive rights, a sense of urgency, particularly on the it can ban on abortion after six weeks. the supreme court refusing to get involved in that case. many people saying that they will be paying attention to what the next steps are with the supreme court and the possible overturn of roe v. wade. >> i'm dressed up as the late supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg and i'm here today for
everything women have fought for since 1973 when this law was first passed giving us the right to choose. i'm just curious what has changed in that timeframe that makes our supreme court justices think we have changed our minds about that. >> i'm dressed up as lady justice and i believe it stands for the fact that justice should be blind without bias and there's religious bias on the supreme court. extreme religious bias. so -- i'm here today, the things that are going on in texas drove me here today. >> reporter: the supreme court will be back in session on monday and they will be taking the mississippi case, that law banning abortion after 15 weeks, and so now many people saying they're going to shine a spotlight on that case, a decision very likely coming mid year next year. boris, christi? >> suzanne malveaux, thank you for filing that report. elsewhere in the nation's capital speaker nancy pelosi has reset the clock on a trillion
dollar infrastructure bill as progressive and moderate democrats hammer out details on a separate, massive spending measure. >> the speaker has scheduled a vote on infrastructure bill for the end of the month now. remember, progressives refused to back the measure without a vote on a reconciliation bill that includes a number of president biden's top economic priorities. daniella diaz is with us now. we have a new deadline that gives democrats a little bit of give and take there. do we have insight into a strategy on how they will get there? >> it's only been a day, christi, since this deadline was set, but the problem here is, that negotiations continue, but lawmakers aren't here. i'm at the capitol right now it's totally empty and the house is in committee work for two weeks, they may not be back physically at the nation's capital to continue negotiating on this. nancy pelosi bought time, that's what matters here. they passed a 30-day funding bill for some surface transportation funding that was
going to end thursday, at midnight. now the house and senate have passed that. it's in effect. now they have 30 more days to continue working on, first, this bipartisan infrastructure bill, and separate, the economic bill that's really the question here, really where all the tension is going because the bipartisan infrastructure bill has already passed the senate. now speaking of that, you know, senator krysten sinema, a key negotiator here a moderate democrat from arizona, who has not shared much details on where she stands on this separate economic bill, all she said, she does not support this $3.5 trillion price tag. she wants to bring that price tag lower. she issued a really strong statement yesterday afternoon when the house did not vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill, the separate $1.2 trillion bill that would have thousands of jobs on, that would improve roads, bridges, transportation here in the united states, of
course, in the country. she said in this statement, the failure of the u.s. house to hold a vote on the infrastructure investment in jobs act is inhe can causable and deeply disappointing for our communities across the country. then she said, democratic leaders have made conflicting promises that could not all be kept and have, at times, pretended that differences of opinion within our party did not exist even when those disagreements were repeatedly made clear directly and publicly. she is slamming democratic leaders here for failing to put the vote for the bipartisan infrastructure bill on the floor in the house this week so they could just go to president biden's desk and be signed into law. she's also slamming progressives here. she says they need to get behind this bill because it would improve roads, bridges, in this country. but, of course, progressives are upset with sinema because she has not shared any details on where she stands with negotiations with democratic
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upcoming legislation the january 6th committee is continuing its work issuing a second round of subpoenas this week. this time targeting those who planned and organized that rally near the white house where former president trump riled up the crowd, telling them to fight like hell. they have now been asked to submit documents by october 13th followed by a closed-door deposition later this month. the deadline for the first trump allies subpoena to submit documents are this week. let's bring in legal analyst, ambassador norm eisen, special counsel for the house judiciary committee in president trump's first impeachment trial. good morning, ambassador. great to see you as always. so in that first round of subpoenas, there were a lot of familiar faces, steve bannon and
mark meadows, but in this subpoena list, not quite household names. you say that shouldn't fool anyone. what's significant to you about these subpoenas? >> boris, thanks for having me back. always wonderful to see you. in building any investigation it's important to identify those who -- because every investigation is different -- played the central role. they're not always big names, but this round of 11 subpoenas includes some familiar ones like katrina pierson and some less familiar ones who occupied critical conduit roles, boris. these are folks who worked in the republican fundraising and political apparatus in the trump campaign and also who are listed
as organizers on the papers for the january 6th rally which became inthe crime of insurrection -- incitement of insurrection. i think just as in watergate, the key phrase was following the money. these were people who were paid hundreds of thousands of dollars by the trump campaign, the rnc, or other republican political arm. they know where the bodies are buried. let's get that information into the public realm. >> norm, former president trump, as he often has done, has threatened to sue to try to block the committee himself by using executive privilege, but he's not the executive anymore. does he have grounds to claim the ability to call these documents privileged? >> boris, i don't think he does have the ability to exert executive privilege. the cases -- there hasn't been a
done of litigation on this -- but the cases that do exist make clear, the privilege belongs to the country. well, our country only has one president at a time, and it's joe biden, not donald trump. while we've never had a case where a current and a former president clashed in court and disagreed about the information relating to the former president, i think the law is clear here and in the end of the day, the krocourts are not goino allow donald trump to block the production of this information if joe biden says it should be produced, and it should be. >> so during the trump administration, often its took years for congress to access information related to the former president. there were a lot of cases, and others like the battle to obtain trump's tax documents, the matter is still in court. obviously you're no stranger to long legal fights with the
former president, so even if you think this committee lands a winning case, how do you know it wouldn't take months, potentially years, to get all the documents and evidence they need. >> that is the toughest question here because the information is important, executive privilege ultimately is not going to apply, but how long will it take? i'm optimistic that building on the lessons of prior fights with trump, including some of the court battles that i was involved in relating to impeachment, congress can move quickly here. they've already shown that they're doing it. they haven't waste months with letters. they've gone right to subpoenas. they've set extremely aggressive dates with the first date october 7th falling this week and the additional dates to produce documents for the 15 individuals who have been subpoenaed falling through the month and the depositions, the
requirement to show up shortly after that, all by the beginning of november. so if that doesn't work, they need to go to court. boris, they need to push the ball up the court fast. they need a red zone offense, a hurry up offense, where they give no quarter, they don't ask for delays, and they take no quarter. they insist that the courts move quickly. in watergate it took less than four months to get from the subpoena for nixon's tapes to a supreme court decision in having the tapes in hand. the courts can move quickly if that's demanded and if they're willing to. every effort should be made to do that so the clock is not run out. >> we have to leave the conversation there, but i think one of the open-ended questions is, ultimately what happens if these requests for subpoena aren't fulfilled, if these folks don't turn over what they're supposed to? really quick, do you think the department of justice would go
after them aggressively? >> yes. this is not your father's department of justice, this is not bill barr. it's merrick garland. there's a role for doj to play including criminal contempt. let them get a case of the criminal contempt measures. those penalties are severe. i believe doj will get involved. >> norm eisen, thank you for the time. much appreciated. >> thanks, boris. former president trump wants to get back on twitter and he's asking a court to step in and help restore his account. also, "snl" kicks off a new season and let's just say comedians did not hold back when it came to roasting lawmakers. >> i know what the average american wants. they want to be put on hold when they call 911. they want bridges that just stop and a car falls down. they want water so thick you can eat it with a fork.
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media correspondent brian stealth sker host of "reliable sources." the news moves so fast nowadays some people may have forgotten why trump was banned from twitter in the first place. help us remember. >> yeah. that was in the very immediate aftermath of the january 6th riot when he was accused of inciting that riot and posting tweets that twitter said violated its policies. facebook made a very similar decision and then in july, facebook and twitter were both sued by trump. trump is dragging these companies into court saying his rights are being violated citing the first amendment and a florida law against unfair trade practices and bringing up section 230, kind of the animating principles of the conservative movement right now, which are about alleged censorship by big tech companies. this latest development is a preliminary injunction where he's making the argument why is the taliban allowed on twitter but i'm not allowed. twitter is a private company and
can do what it wants. this is going to be a challenging case for trump to win, but maybe he just wants the fight, sometimes he just wants the fight i think. >> what about freedom of speech? what about amendment 1? there's an expectation it's certainly going to come into play here? >> right. when he cites the first amendment specifically, of course, you know, that's about the government's relationship with a person, not a private company's relationship, and so what twitter would say in respo response is we're a public company, follow the rules of the road, but we can allow whoever we want and kick out whoever we want. i think he is citing those values, those values are critical, and they are about government's relationship to the public, but it's going to be hard for trump to win in court with those arguments. look, you know, he has a really interesting case, though, and there are other interest cases about people who are banned by twitter or fact-checked by facebook and this is an interesting area of the law
trickling through the court system. most experts i've spoken with say it's going to be hard for trump to legally fight his way back on twitter. he sees the value of twitter and wants his megaphone back as he looks head to 2024. >> no question he's felt the pain when it comes to fundraising. "saturday night live" coming back for its 47th season, a new cast member, james austin johnson, taking on the role of president biden. great comedic fodder. the standoff between democrats really good material for "snl." take a look. >> on one side we have the moderate democrats. krysten sinema from arizona. >> what do i want from this bill? i'll never tell. because i didn't come to congress to make friends and so far, mission accomplished. >> is it just me or does she look like a character from scooby-doo at the same time. another pain in my keister, joe
manchin from west virginia. >> that's right. i'm a democrat from west virginia. if i vote for electric cars they're going to kill me. >> let's go through this agenda together. we're going to realize we're on the same page. we're all saying the same thing. >> that's right. i'm saying we need at least 300 billion in clean energy tax credits. >> i'm saying zero. >> see, same page. so a lot of good stuff in this bill, 12 weeks of paid family days. >> six days. >> six whole days. >> unpaid. >> unpaid six whole days. >> nights. >> six whole nights. that's not a bad compromise, right? let's get real basic. roads. everyone okay with roads? >> i like roads. >> me too. >> roads are where trucks live. >> krysten? >> i want no roads. >> no roads? why? >> chaos. >> a lot for them to work with.
what did you think? >> i feel like it's not really fall or autumn until "snl" comes back. this is a sign of the season, a changing season, and it's changing cast. as you mentioned the new actor playing joe biden, biden was not really sat tore rised last spring. it was strange we had a new president and "snl" basically ignored him. thankfully they are not. they are going right at the democrats and right at biden. i'm curious to see how people feel about the new -- as you mentioned james austin johnson playing biden. we'll see if people like him or not. sometimes you have to give it a few weeks to see how somebody settles into the role. it was interesting that "snl" in the season premier went straight at biden be last night. >> and he had the inflection. i mean, you're right, it might take a few weeks, but there were moments where you went, all right, that was pretty good. brian stelter, always good to have you here, thank. >> you know that you can watch him again, brian stelt zer on
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we are about 55 minutes past the hour on a new season of "this is life" lisa ling is exploring historical events that changed america but are rarely found in history books. it's a hard truth that america still confronts today. you can catch the season premier of "this is life with lisa ling" next sunday at 10:00 p.m. only on cnn. a lot of eyes will be focused on a huge nfl game tonight. i don't remember an nfl regular season game with more hype than this one, christi. >> tom brady is leading the ta tampa bay bucs to new england to take on the patriots where he won six super bowls with his former head coach and mentor bill belichick. coy wire with us. you know what it feels like to go home. it has to be weird. >> it is very weird. as an atlanta falcon i played against my former team the buffalo bills. but that was in atlanta. tom brady totally different level, totally different situation.
one boston radio host described this, boris and christi, the high school reunion where you have to go and see the ex who broke your hearts. that's how some pats fans might feel and tom brady might feel after 20 years when he walks into gillette stadium to play his former team for the first time. physically brady will you prepare the same way he always does for every game, but mentally there's no way to prepare for this. it will be surreal for brady to face his mentor bill belichick, against his former team. he posted a powerful video taking a trip down memory lane highlighting the six super bowls he won for new england and his title "allow me to reintroduce myself." some pats fans say they will be boos and others will be cheering, marching g.o.a.t. in pats jerseys in boston yesterday and as fate would have it, brady will likely break another record tonight in foxborough.
80,000 plus passing yards in his 22 seasons and needs 68 to pa drew brees. what are the chances? game time 8:20 eastern. to college football, shocker in silicon valley, birth place of paypal and intel, and stanford down to oregon, having to go 94 yards, stanford with no time remaining has elijah higgins, pac-12 all academic honor roll, using mind and body to elevate for the game-tying touchdown. let's go to overtime. stanford has the ball, tanner mckey puts big trust in his big body receiver john humphries. debo on his way to the end zone, oregon gets a chance to tie it or top it, but stanford defense doesn't give a duck a thing. oregon falls 31-24 for a college football playoff ranking shakeup
intellectual brutality as david shaw says. stanford has won four straight games, the longest active streak in the fbs. the ducks' downfall might be the bearcats break. seventh ranked cincinnati rolling into south bend and taking down notre dame. desmond ritter throwing two touchdown passes and this run late in the game seeing it. 24-13 the final. no team from outside the power conferences has reached the playoff in its seven seasons. maybe this is the year, go bearcats. you won't see florida in the playoffs. they got upset at kentucky. look at the crowd in lexington. fans celebrating like they haven't beaten florida at home since 1986. because they haven't. finally, purdue's cheerleaders didn't let the rain get them down. look at the belly flop into a puddle on the sidelines. that is what it's all about, despite purdue's loss to minnesota. this is our play of the day, boris and christi. look at the effort, look at the
precision and technique, that is focus, that's determination, that's how you get your sunday fun day started off. >> 10 of 10. 10 of 10 on that one, coy. >> very nice. >> good stuff. >> coy, thank you. >> thank you so much. always great to see you. the next hour of "new day" starts right now. good morning to you. if you are just joining us, it is your "new day" and we're grateful to have you. >> i'm boris sanchez. >> president biden is urging americans to get vaccinated as the united states marks 700,000 covid deaths. amitt that somber milestone there's hopeful news against the coronavirus. we'll share it with you soon. >> arizona senator krysten sinema slamming house democrats for delaying a bill on president biden's infrastructure bill. where things stand right now and the new deadline for getting it passed. >> all this curriculum