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hello and a very warm welcome to our viewers joining us in the united states and right around the world. i'm isa soares in london. just ahead on "cnn newsroom." >> the barrage of tirades that went on many years and fuselage of attacks on the nfl including the commissioner himself. >> how do you win the trust of the people in that locker room? you're their leader. breaking overnight, jon gruden resigns as head coach of the los angeles raiders over
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hate, misogynistic emails. plus a public health failure. a damning report warns the british government acted too late in its covid-19 response. biden playing a balancing act with foreign policies while tensions remain over dhchina an taiwan. >> announcer: live from london, this is "cnn newsroom" with isa soares. welcome, everyone. it is tuesday, october the 12th. and one of the best-known and highest-paid coaches in the nfl is resigning after reports that he used racest, sexist and homophobic language in emails. he stepped down late monday night. he had won the super bowl with the tampa bay buccaneers back in 2003, but it was a 2011 email when gruden was an analyst for espn that really started the scandal. the wall street journal reports
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gruden used racially insensitive language to describe an nfl executive, da morris smith who is black. gruden issued this statement. i have resigned as head coach of the las vegas raiders. i love the raiders and do not want to be a distraction. thank you to all the players, coaches, staff and fans in the nation. i'm sorry, i never meant to hurt anyone. well, gruden was on the field on sunday as the raiders hosted the chicago bears. and he was asked about the email after the game. this is what he said. take a listen. >> all i can say is i'm not a racist. i can't tell you how sick i am. i apologize again to d. smith, but i feel good about who i am and what i've done my entire life. and i apologize for the insensitive remarks. i had no, you know, i had no racial intentions with those remarks at all, but yes, they can.
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i'm not like that at all, but i apologize. i don't want to keep addressing it. >> well, but the scandal doesn't end there. the "the new york times" uncovered a trove of other troubling emails from gruden. in them he denounced drafting gay players and letting women work as referees. he said the player who kneeled during the national anthem should be fired and he used a homophobic slur referring to nfl commissioner roger good all. take a listen. >> what he is saying goes against not many of the things the nfl has been trying to address. the object iification of women. the raiders had a player who said publicly he's gay, so here's the head coach whose past comments seem to contradict that. so it's an awkward position to be in. i don't see how he could finesse out of this. maybe one comment, two comments,
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but there were many other emails. >> well, reaction to the gruden controversy has been swift as well as harsh. former nfl executive da morris smith tweeted this. the email from jon gruden and others confirm the fight against racism and tolerance and troves is not over. this is about people -- how people that look like me can be treated like less. this column i read this morning, jon gruden is done, he writes. he could not coach the las vegas raiders any more, not for another practice, let alone another game. as a matter of fact, he should just retire from typing because apparently he can't control his bias when his fingers start moving. and then cnn's don lemon spoke with several analysts about the controversy and this is what they said. >> one thing to say, hey, a guy made a mistake, slip of the tongue, he reformed his attitude. he raised his consciousness and we're not going to hold him to
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account for one thing that happened ten years ago. but if there is a pattern of behavior, that's a different thing. evgenia yeah. >> -- >> yeah. >> of course, you know as a fan, the majority of players on the sec teams and majority of players in the nfl are african-american. even if you say starting today i've learned my lesson, going forward i'll never do this, how do you win the trust of the people in that locker room? >> it's not a matter of being canceled. it's realizing that jon gruden is today who he was in 2011. and the reason i can say that confidently is because he is ignorant of who he was in 2011, thus he has done nothing to fix or change or mature as an individual. so this is not being canceled. this is being held accountable, and the account amy coney barrett -- accountability is he has no place in the nfl.
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this is why there need to be more minorities in positions of power. there was rampant ignorance laced throughout that email. and let's also be real. bruce allen clearly did something to allow jon gruden to feel comfortable speaking to him in that manner. jon gruden is the fall guy, but you allow someone a level of comfort to speak to you in such a manner. >> of course, we'll have much more on gruden as well as the nfl and what this means for the nfl throughout the day right here on cnn. now, the u.s. justice department is again trying to hit pause on the texas law that essentially bans abortions. a law so restrictive it set off nationwide protests. you remember, on monday the d.o.j. asked the conservative circuit court of appeals to halt the abortion law while a suit challenging it is appealed. last week the justice department secured a preliminary order blocking the ban, but the 5th circuit put a hold on it and effectively revived the law. now, meanwhile, the texas
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governor has issued an executive order banning coronavirus vaccine mandates. greg abbott says it applies to private employers who cannot require their staff to get vaccinated. now, he has previously issued executive orders prohibiting government mandated vaccine passports. take a listen. >> now what we see is the texas governor really trying to prevent these mandates which have been shown to increase vaccination uptake in the united states. it's almost as if he's trying to sabotage the vaccine effort in his home state. and people are dying as a result. >> well, on monday abbott's republican challenger allen west who came down with covid tweeted a video saying he's been released from the hospital, west, who is not vaccinated. says he will recover at home until he tests negative. he praised the infusion therapy he received as treatment. west will go up against abbott in next year's republican primary.
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now, the policies of florida's republican governor may be fueling a teacher shortage in his state. according to one florida education group, florida has more than 5,000 teacher positions open right now. educators there have been caught in the middle when ongoing battle over the governor's ban on mask mandates in schools, and the group says the stress from the pandemic has been pushing them out of the job. meanwhile, dr. anthony fauci says mandates will work to get more people revaccinated, and right now around 66% of eligible americans are fully vaccinated. the u.s. could be getting a new tool, really, to fight the pandemic. drug maker merck has asked for emergency use authorization for its antiviral pill to treat covid. they say the pill could cut hospitalization or death by half. dr. fauci says it is not a substitute for getting vaccinated. >> the data on that drug is promising.
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it's a 50% diminution compared to placebo in hospitalizations and deaths. that's good news. but the best way to get 100% chance of not getting hospitalized or dying is to not get infected in the first place. that's better than any drug. >> well, back in the u.s., in the uk they are slamming the british government for its handling of the covid-19 crisis. in a damning report they blame the government for waiting too long to lockdown in the early days resulting in unnecessary deaths. they say it resulted in some of the biggest public health failures in uk history. let's bring in nina dos santos. nina, i was reading parts of the report. there were successes highlighted, the vaccination program. give us the errors as well as failings by the british government, nina. >> reporter: well, isa, this is one of the most significant pieces of research identifying some of the failures that have been done over the last couple
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of years in the handling of the pandemic. as you point out, it raises this question mark over the mirror image of the failures of the early days counteracted by the big successes of the vaccine program we see still being rolled out across the uk, but has covered nearly 90% of the population so far. the really damning part of this report was when they were talking about the early days of the pandemic. covid-19 was first identified in early january 2020 here in the uk. it took until march 23rd for the government to lockdown. just that delay of ten to 15 days could have resulted in tens of thousands of preventable deaths. this committee, cross bench committee, by the way, from all members of the political spectrum identified. the report runs into 150 pages, but this is surely the most damning quote so far. decisions on lockdowns and social distancing and the advice that led to them rank is one of the most important public health failures the united kingdom has ever experienced. this happened despite the uk
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counting on some of the best expertise available anywhere in the world. the uk must learn what lessons it can of why this happened if we are to ensure it is not repeated. what they're referring to here is this ill conceived attempt to try and manage the spread of the virus in the early days of the pandemic. the pursuance of herd immunity was abandoned when it became clear how deadly the virus was. there were also failings in the care sector as well with elderly patients being discharged without covid-19 tests from hospitals into care homes, allowing some of the most vulnerable members of society to be put at the mercy of this virus that has now killed 150,000 people across the uk. one of the highest death tolls anywhere in the world. but as you were pointing out, there are still successes. they're saying that after this hard lesson was learned by the uk, it embarked on this very bold vaccination strategy which, of course, has led to one of the biggest vaccination programs we've seen in the post-war
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years. isa? >> we shall wait to see what the government has to say, nina, about this report a bit later on. nina dos santos in london. thanks very much, nina. now, kim jong-un says the weapons program is not meant to start a war with anyone, but to prevent one. according to state media, they cited hostile policies from the u.s. and the military buildup in south korea. kim made the speech about weapons and the missile defense exhibition. north korea appears to be pushing ahead with the program and started expanding its main nuclear reactor to make fuel for nuclear bombs. now, u.s. president joe biden is facing one of his biggest tests as tensions soar between taiwan and beijing. china has called for a peaceful reunification with taiwan. but in recent weeks it sent dozens of military aircraft into the island's identification zone. taiwan remains defiant with the
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president saying the island won't bow to pressure. cnn's ivan watson joins me now from hong kong. every day we talk about this, we are seeing heightened tensions from both sides. give us a sense of what the u.s., what president biden is saying here, and how worried the u.s. is about these incursions, but also about the rise in rhetoric. >> reporter: yeah, i mean, the conversation, if you want to describe it that way, across the taiwan strait continues. and i think the most recent development is release of footage from the people's liberation army of china, of military exercises in pujong province. amphibious assault where you see soldiers landing on beaches, cutting through barbed wire and making their way through what could be described as mine fields. it is normal for a military to
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conduct exercises, but the release of this is clearly targeted and it's been interpreted on china's heavily censored internet, and in state media as a warning to taiwan. in fact, i'll go on to quote an expert, an unnamed expert in china's nationalist tabloid, the global times, saying that these exercises plus the military flight into taiwan's air defense identification zone that you mentioned that hit record numbers in the last week-and-a-half, that all of that basically, quote, demonstrates that the people's liberation army overwhelmingly has an advantage over taiwan's defense forces. going on to say that resisting reunification by force will bring -- only bring doom more quickly to taiwan secessionists. and the beijing establishment refers to taiwan's
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democratically elected president s as provoking the ongoing tensions right now. of course, she has not gone to the point of declaring independence for taiwan, but she's definitely critical of china, and that is not being tolerated. the chinese government says taiwan must and will eventually reunite with the mainland. it is only a matter of time. the u.s. does not recognize taiwan's independence as a nation state, but it does defend taiwan's right to self-defense. isa. >> ivan watson for us in hong kong. many thanks, ivan. well, back in the united states, president biden is trying to get his stalled agenda passed. his approval ratings has dropped in recent polls. republicans are exploiting that in rallies. no one happier to take shots at
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biden than former donald trump. in iowa with republicans in attendance, trump repeated his election lies. the longest serving republican in the senate chuck grassley was at his side. take a listen. >> biden accept the endorsement of a person that's got 91% of the republican voters in iowa. i wouldn't be too smart. i'm smart enough to accept that endorsement. >> so, how should we interpret this? journalists and author bob woodward says trump still has a firm grip on the republican party. >> what's going on now really is an iron curtain of obedience to trump. it's not just polite deference. it is obedience, and it really is an iron curtain because it's so strong. these people, like senator
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grassley, can count. they can look at the polls. they go to their home states. they talk to constituents, and there are tens of millions of people who support trump. let's face it. trump's popularity, his power in the republican party, has grown since he left office. it has not shrunk. and so there is work to be done to look at this and get the story out. now, the january 6th committee has an important role. i'm not sure they're going to get what they really need. >> we'll stay on top of that story, of course, for you. now, a black eye for u.s. airline consistently ranked among the best canceled and delayed thousands of flights. remember we brought you the story yesterday. dallas-based southwest has offered all affected passengers
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a tremendous apology and hopes to restore operations as soon as possible. both the airline and its pilots union insist the multi-day meltdown was not due to employees protesting the vaccine mandate. over the past few days the airline canceled more than 2,000 flights. most of them on sunday. but close to 400 more on monday, and some 40% of its monday flights were delayed. now, southwest released a statement blaming some of the cancellations on weather, but also acknowledged out of place aircraft, and the ongoing strain on flight crews. now, u.s. oil prices are sk skyrocketing as energy demand is up. it passed $80 a barrel, a level we haven't seen in several years. they are predicting brent and wti will hit $100 by the year's end. and the oil prices kept u.s. stocks down with the major
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indices finishing monday, red arrows across the board as you saw there. also concerns the u.s. consumer prices and earnings reports coming from leading banks. and here's a look at the futures ahead of tuesday's trading on wall street. once again, that follows that trend follows red arrows again. for the dow, the nasdaq and the s&p 500. some analysts expecting companies to report slowing growth because, of course, the supply chain problems and rising prices we have just outlined for you. still ahead right here on the show, the lacva on la palma island causing further danger. plus some answers could come today about how gabby petito died. but the question remains where is her fiancee brian laundrie? with mucinex all-in-one you've got unbeatable relief from your worst cold and flu symptoms. so when you need to show your cold who's boss, grab mucinex all-in-one... and get back to your rhythm.
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erupting nonstop if you remember now for more than three weeks, destroying more than a thousand buildings and hundreds of hectares of crops. journalist al goodman joins me from madrid. al, i believe many people have been evacuated, but still there are many in their homes. do we know how long they will have to stay under lockdown for? >> hi, isa. they've been under lockdown, these 3,000 people, closest to a fire at a cement factory in an industrial park that the lava came into that industrial park, ignited a fire at the cement factory. officials are worried about the emissions from that fire. so they've been locked down for about 20 hours. authorities saying they're not going to let them out until they can further look at the air quality and they are also concerned about other buildings in that industrial park that may also go up in flames as this molten hot lava comes crushing through this industrial park. so they're keeping an eye as well -- that's on the west side
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of the island. on the east side of the island they're keeping an eye on the airport because if the wind shift blowing this volcanic ash from the volcano to the airport, there could be further delays there. right now it's open with some delays and a few canceled flights. but it is open, which is good news. there have been no reported injuries or serious deaths or serious injuries. i'm told 6,000 people have been evacuated mostly at the beginning of this three weeks ago. now you have these 3,000 and people are worried about the financial impact here at the industrial park. the lava is marching through these agricultural lands. and officials are worried about particularly this northern part of the lava floe. there are three. one has already reached the ocean a couple weeks ago. spectacular images forming a new piece of the coast line, if you will. not just sinking, but forming a new piece of the coast line. the northern part is more liquid and that could also reach the ocean. so the government of spain has promised aid to the island, the people there clearly seem to need it.
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isa? >> absolutely, yes. spectacular images like you said, al, clearly wreaking havoc on people's lives. al from madrid. thank you, al. much of the midwest has been under threat of severe storms. tornado threat for 11 million people including chicago. it is shifting back to the plains. meteorologist tyler joins us from the weather center. good morning, tyler. give us a sense of what we can expect in the next hour or so. >> good morning, isa. there are two major weather stories. more wet weather across the central plains and we have a major winter storm forming across the west coast. this bin terrowinter storm acros coast. it is bringing with it a mixed bag of hazards. that's why we have a freeze watch, freeze warning in effect. that's why we have winter storm warnings in effect. it is also the reason why there are wind advisories and wind warnings in effect out west
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because those winds are going to pickup. we're going to see cold air spill down and, yeah, we're going to see more than 2 feet of snow in some parts of the northern rockies. actually, boseman, montana has picked up a foot of snow in 24 hours. we're going to add to those totals. downstream of this storm system, we have the severe weather threat. a level 3 out of 5 risk for kansas and oklahoma. the main threats here are large hail, damaging winds, and isolated tornadoes. this will form during the late evening hours of tuesday and last on into the wee hours of wednesday. and you can see once it pushes out of the central plains it goes right into the midwest and on into the great lakes. we're seeing yet more rounds of severe weather over the next 24 to 48 hours. and the snow just keeps a falling across the mountains out west. reason being is because this time of the year, the jet stream gets really erratic. when it dies down, that allows the cooler temperatures from the
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north to spill down. and then when it rises up, it allows the above average heat to bubble up, too. that's what we're dealing with right now. isa? >> do keep us posted, tyler. thank you. the cnn weather center. now, later today a coroner in the u.s. state of wyoming is set to release gabby petito's autopsy results revealing how she died. her death has already been ruled a homicide, and authorities are still looking for her fiancee brian laundrie. cnn's leyla santiago has more on the intense search to find him. >> reporter: what was once a search with atvs, helicopters, a dive team, now looks like this. no sign of any search teams at this 25,000 acre reserve, and yet -- >> the nationwide manhunt for brian laundrie is intensified. >> reporter: still no sign of brian laundrie. >> reporter: north port police tell cnn they have found in physical evidence of laundrie at the reserve. investigators still don't know exactly where laundrie is today. nearly four weeks after he went
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missing following the disappearance of his fiancee gabby petito. >> anything is possible as far as where he could be. in four weeks' time there is literally no place in the world the person has the financial capability can travel to. >> reporter: these are among the last images seen of laundrie posted on gabby and brian's instagram pages before he turned home alone. investigators including the fbi are asking the public for help locating the 23-year-old who could be heard speaking in this video posted on social media. >> we are right outside capital reef right now. >> reporter: gabby and brian's profiles on instagram show he appears to have this tattoo on his hand. according to a tweet from north port police, he has brown eyes, short brown hair, trimmed facial hair. 5'8", 160 pounds. last seen wearing a hiking bag with a waist strap. but. >> he could certainly blend in almost anywhere. he could change his attire completely, change his look,
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grow a mustache, put hair on, put a wig on. >> reporter: his parents reported him missing september 17th. >> their attorney was on the phone with us, and, you know, was giving them counsel as we spoke. and all of the conversation was only about the whereabouts of brian. they believe that he came out here on tuesday. >> reporter: laundrie has been indicted for using a debit card without permission just before he returned home from his cross-country road trip alone. he has not been named a suspect in gabby's death. >> he's the key. >> what happened out there, you know. until they find him we won't know. >> reporter: gabby's family continues to demand answers and justice. the ruling on gabby petito's autopsy expected soon. and what we are hoping to get this afternoon when it comes to the autopsy is more details on the cause of gabby petito's death. remember, just about three weeks ago, the teton county coroner found that the initial determination of the manner of death for gabby petito was
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homicide. the hope is that we'll get more details to get a better understanding of what happened to gabby. leyla santiago, cnn, north port, florida. now, in california, authorities found unidentified remains during their search for laurenne cho. the new jersey native was reported missing in june after she left a rental home where she had been staying in joshua tree national park. authorities said it would be weeks before they can identify the remains and determine the cause of death. still right here on cnn, the difference between booster shots and a third dose of the covid vaccine, and why the w.h.o. advisers are backing one, but not the other. we'll explain. and body camera video shows police dragging a paralyzed black man out of his car. now he's fighting back and he's taking them to court. that's next. ss makeup means no need for a wipe? think again. neutrogena® makeup remover wipes remove the 30% of makeup ordinary cleansers can leave behind.
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welcome to "cnn newsroom." i'm isa soares. if you're just joining us, let me bring you up to date with the top stories this hour. in the nfl jon gruden has resigned following emails revealing homophobic and misogynistic comments. biden playing the balancing act with his national agenda and foreign policy including rising tensions between mainland china and taiwan. now, vaccines advisers with the world health organization are now recommending an additional covid vaccine dose for people with compromised systems. a third dose is needed to make sure they are fully protected. they were careful to distinguish
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their recommendation as an extra dose, not a booster shot. the w.h.o. has opposed offering boosters until the rest of the world is vaccinated. let's get more on the story from evan mackenzie from johannesburg. i know you are going to break do you think for us what the w.h.o. is advising here. did they explain at all how less wealthy nations will do this? they don't even have enough for a first dose let alone a third. >> reporter: well, that's right. less than 5% of people are vaccinated in low income countries currently. in fact, most a lot less, isa. so, they didn't really explain. and the basic news is those countries will not be able to do this additional dose at this point. the additional dose versus a booster shot, it might seem like semantics. the extra dose does the same job in both cases, but it's who is getting that dose that matters here. this independent advisory group
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saying that they are going to give this additional dose where possible to severe or moderately immunocompromised people. that would be people with diabetes type 1, lupus or hiv/aids. it would help boost their natural immune system to develop when given the vaccine, where otherwise it might not be sufficient with the two-dose regime of the w.h.o.-recommended vaccines. still there is that irony that people could be getting this extra dose as part of their primary regime as the w.h.o. suggests. it is already several places giving booster shots. here is senior w.h.o. official. >> this time and as the director general has called for, a moratorium on booster doses for the general population because giving those booster doses to
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individuals who already have had the benefit of a primary response is -- has been explained before like putting two life jackets on some people and leaving others without any life jacket. >> reporter: now, the big challenge right now, of course, is not additional shots or booster shots. it's getting those very first doses, isa, to those countries that need it. isa? >> very quickly, david, do we know how soon they can get a third dose? >> reporter: well, i think it could be rolled out almost immediately in countries that have access to the vaccines. this was the kind of regulatory step. it's an independent panel that works with the w.h.o. to say that now this is medically and scientifically acceptable for primary doses. already the u.s., parts of the eu and israel are giving booster shots to millions of people. isa? >> david mackenzie there for us. thank you, david.
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good to see you. the civil war lasting more than a decade, now the country is fighting covid-19. jum jomana karadsheh takes us to where they are no longer fighting the virus. take a lookment >> reporter: grief is no longer part of syria. it's not bombs and bullets. it's covid-19 claiming more and more lives. the white helmets known for their heroic rescues, pulling countless bodies from underneath the rubble of bombed out buildings. nobody knows how many lives covid-19 has claimed, but they've been digging new graves. when they aren't ferrying the dead, they are trying to save lives, transporting hundreds of patients to the few hospitals left standing after years of
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russian and regime air-strikes. hospitals treating covid-19 are overwhelmed. oxygen is in short supply, and so are doctors. officials here say there are only 200 doctors treating covid-19 patients in northwestern syria. years of war have left this last major opposition strong hold home to more than 4 million people with only 900 doctors. this nearly isolated part of the world was spared the worst of the pandemic, but health workers say the delta variant is wreaking havoc, with limited testing capabilities, it's hard to know the real extent of the spread. medical ngos say the situation is catastrophic, with a positivity rate of more than 50%. >> translator: over the past six weeks the curve started increasing slightly with the delta variant. we felt the danger and prepared ourselves at the hospital and the logistics and schedules. we prepared the work force, but
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didn't expect that this wave was to be this strong and this severe. >> reporter: it's not just the delta variant. the vaccines have been slow to arrive here. less than 1% of northwestern syria's population is fully vaccinated. it's hard to believe that these are the streets of a city facing its second and worst wave of the pandemic, but this is a population that has lived through hell. people here have been craving the normalcy this past year's relative calm has brought. >> translator: people have suffered a lot from air-strikes, from chemical attacks and we have lived through many wars. so we have developed immunity, emotional immunity and permanent immunity. >> reporter: while many parts of the world prepare for a post-pandemic life, syria's latest nightmare may be just beginning. jomana karadsheh, cnn, sistanbu.
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>> the taliban are trying to strike a balance with the world stage and sharia law. their latest chance comes when they meet in qatar. they will chair a virtual summit seeking badly humanitarian aid for the country. the shi'a's political block has won the most seats in the parliamentary election. in a speech monday he reminded the world his powerful political movement opposes foreign interference and, quote, iraq is only for iraqis. up next right here on cnn, the paraplegic man who was dragged by police from his cartels cnn he feared for his life. more from the conversation with him after the break. ♪
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his car by police in ohio is filing a civil lawsuit against the department. clifford owensby was pulled out of his car as you can see there after traffic stop last month. the police say they stopped owensby because he was seen leaving a suspected drug house. cnn's amara walker has more on the report here. her report contains the stunning video. >> reporter: the nearly 12-minute police body cam video of the september 30th police encounter begins with a traffic stop. >> i cannot step out. i'm a paraplegic. >> reporter: and ends with 39-year-old clifford owensby screaming, showing officers dragging him out of the car by his arm and hair before putting him in their cruiser. >> i'm a paraplegic. i'm a paraplegic. >> reporter: in the body cam video released by the dayton police department on friday, police say owensby was leaving a suspected drug house when they pulled him over. after running a background check and learning of past felony drug and weapons charges, they
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requested a narcotics detection canine to sniff the vehicle. according to dayton police major brian johns. that's when owensby is asked to step out of the car. he explains he's paralyzed from the waist down and repeatedly refuses to allow the officer to help him get out of the car. >> i can't step out of the car, sir. i'm a paraplegic. excuse me? >> i'll help you get out. >> i don't think that's going to happen, sir. >> reporter: the exchange continues as the officer insists on helping him and explains to owensby he needs to get out of the car per the department's policy. >> i can't get out of the vehicle, sir. >> i'll assist you. >> no, you're not. >> reporter: then things begin to escalate as owensby appears to make a phone call. >> come down the street, come bring cameras and, just bring somebody so they can witness what's going on. i'm not getting out. i just told you i'm a paraplegic. i cannot get out.
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>> can you call your wife, sir, please? >> reporter: as owensby insist they call a supervisor, you can hear the officer getting more assertive. >> you're getting out of this car. you can cooperate and get out of the car or we'll drag you out of the car. these are your two options. >> i would like for you to call your wife, sir. >> i'm trying to tell you i had help getting in the car. [ bleep ]. you can hurt me. >> get out. ouch, ouch, ouch. somebody help! somebody help! somebody help! >> stop, stop. >> reporter: owensby spoke at an naacp news conference about the encounter. >> they dragged me to their vehicle like a dog, like trash. >> reporter: owensby also says the $22,000 in cash found in his car was his savings. he says no weapons or drugs were found in the search. the dayton daily news has
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reported the dayton fraternal order of police is defending the officers' actions, saying in a statement that reads in part, the officers followed the law. their training and departmental policies and procedure. sometimes the arrest of noncompliant individuals is not pretty but is a necessary part of law enforcement to maintain public safety, which is one of the fundamental ideologies of our society. owensby's attorney tells cnn the arrest was illegal and unnecessarily brutal given the fact they were aware fully he could not get out of the car on his own. as a result, owensby received two traffic citations according to official records though he pleaded not guilty to them. he was taken to a local hospital, examined, and then released according to police. the dalton mayor released a statement calling this incident concerning saying everyone is owed a thorough investigation. in fact, a police reform process is currently underway. it is being led by the community
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in dayton. now, we reached out to the dayton police department to get clarification on its policy in dealing with people with disabilities. they referred us back to a statement that made no mention of it. those two responding police officers will remain on duty while an investigation is underway. in atlanta, amara walker, cnn. >> of course, we'll continue to update you on that story. we'll have much more ahead on newsroom right here. nothing kills more viruses, including the covid-19 virus, on more surfaces than lysol disinfectant spray. lysol. what it takes to protect.
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now, today's top shot is this oil splattered statue of britain's boris johnson. activists are calling the prime minister to block the development of a massive new oil field off the scottish coast. greenpeace says the oil field would be devastating. the government is expected to approve the project despite opposition from those environmentalists there. well, everyone needs to hear it. national coming out day in the united states, the new superman from d.c. comics came out as buy sexual. john kent is the son of clark kent, and reporter lois lane, that much you know, revealed in an upcoming issue he'll begin a same-sex relationship. just like you saw, john is
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this went into overtime. marqise brown to cap a furious comeback. gave the ravens victory 41 points to 25. germany become the first team to join host qatar at next year's fifa world cup. germany 4-nil win in north macedonia. with that, it's right back to you. >> thank you very much, patrick. now, we'll have much more on our top story this hour. the news rocking the nfl, las vegas raiders head coach jon gruden resigned amid an email scandal showing a pattern of racist, sexist as well as homophobic comments. "new day" will have more from one of the reporters who worked to expose those emails. do stay right here with cnn for that. that does it for me. thanks very much for joining. i'm isa soares. thanks for joining. laura jarrett is next.
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