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the supreme court is set to hear arguments today in the biggest gun rights case in more than a decade. this centers on a century-old provision in new york that requires people to prove a special need for self-protection if they want to carry a gun in public. cnn's jessica schneider is live for us at the supreme court with more. this is, you know, this case can have major ramifications. >> reporter: it will, brianna. it will be closely watched. a big day at the court. this is the first time the supreme court is considering the scope of the second amendment in more than a decade. in 2008, the justices ruled individuals do have the right to keep guns inside their homes for self-defense. well, this case involves a new york law setting strict parameters on when people can carry their guns outside the home. this new york law says if you want to carry the gun outside the home, you have to show
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cause, specific and special circumstances why you need this gun for self-defense. well, two men who were denied the license they sought, they sued. they brought their case all the way to the supreme court. they say this law violates the second amendment. they say the second amendment says you can keep and bear arms and said it applies to outside the home. amy coney barrett and brett kavanaugh said it should be to the intent of the framers and not balance the interest of the individuals and the government here. a big case, brianna and john. arguments set to begin at 10:00 this morning. all right. we know you'll be watching, jess. thank you for that. and "new day" continues right now. >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. and good morning to our viewers here in the united states and all around the world. it is wednesday, november 3rd. i am john berman alongside brianna keilar.
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election night in america is not over yet. night has become morning. we are getting new vote totals in by the minute. one of the two most closely watched races is still too early to project. the one in new jersey where the difference separating the two gubernatorial candidates is 65 votes. 65 votes. and you can see that is more than 2.2 million votes already having been counted. that is kpepb jacbetween jack chiattarelli and phil murphy. the fact that this race is even this close is being claimed as a success for republicans. >> we have sent the message to the entire country. every single time it's gone too far off track. the people of this state have
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pushed, pulled and prodded it right back to where it needs to be. sometime real soon we're going to do this again like we are doing right now. and we will declare a victory. >> well, the themes of election night are crystal clear. a huge upswing for republicans and a jarring wakeup call for democrats. glenn youngkin made education a centerpiece of his campaign against democrat terry mcauliffe and might have just delivered a road map to fellow republicans for the 2022 midterms and beyond. >> together, together, we will change the trajectory of this commonwealth. and, friends, we are going to start that transformation on day
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one. >> we'll have much more in a moment. first, berman is at the magic wall. new jersey, as you have been pointing out, the swing there from how biden performed to how murphy is performing right now. it's pretty big. . >> bigger than virginia. in fact, as we sit here now, 65 votes separate the two candidates with 2.2 million votes counted right now. eagle-eye viewers out there will say, hey, 61 votes an hour ago. what changed? well, votes came in from sussex cou county. literally 15 votes came in. but the story where we might be headed is a little bit different. where are their votes remaining?
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right now we have 84% reporting. i want to take this down and look at the counties that have 80% or 81% or fewer counties. the counties that still have votes to count are largely democratic counties. how democratic? very. hudson county, where jersey city is, right now 76% counted at this point. phil murphy has 76%. as it gets closer to 100%, the murphy campaign thinks the governor will get a lot of votes. essex county where newark is, 72% reporting. fill murphy, 712% 2% of the vot. as you look at this map, you will see there is one republican county still with less than 80% of the vote.
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that is cumberland county with 79% counted. but you can see the vote totals aren't that high. so democrats think there is much more opportunity for phil murphy to grow over the next few hours. all right. let's look at virginia and see where the votes were in new jersey. there was a lot of talk about the suburbs. rightfully so. look at the suburban counties. loudon county, washington, d.c. suburbs, terry mcauliffe leading glenn youngkin by 11 points. it might seem like a lot, but i want to pair it to the presidential race one year ago. you can see it was a 25-point margin from joe biden. you can see glenn youngkin was able to shrink that margin. but the story isn't just in the suburbs. what do i mean? i want to compare the race this
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year to the race that ralph northam won four years ago in 2017. and i want to look at the counties where ralph northam overperformed mcauliffe. mcauliffe did 5% worse than ralph northam. and you can see it's not the suburban counties. terry mcauliffe didn't do that much worse than ralph northam did when he cruised to a nine-point victory for years ago. what changed? look at the sea of rain red here. they are doing even worse now. how much worse? it's almost impossible really when you look at this. glenn youngkin in smith county, the western part of the state, youngkin got 82% of the vote. mcauliffe, 16.9%. compare that to ralph northam four years ago, he got 22%. that's lousy. when you drop from 22% to even
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lower, there's something going on here. you can see the democrats are struggling, really struggling in these rural areas which is something that has to concern them nationally going forward, brianna. . >> yeah. you want to do lousy maybe in southside, in some of the rural areas. you don't want to say lousier. berman is getting his cardio in today walking over to the set. it is a sad day for cardio. sunlen serfaty has more. >> reporter: certainly a big win for republicans here in this commonwealth. glenn youngkin becoming the next commonwealth. notably the first republican to do so in 12 years. now, youngkin was successful in creating his own personal brand for himself, a brand very separate from donald trump, all
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the while making sure to not alienate trump voters, and attracting moderate voters into his side. now, he certainly was tapping into a lot of state and local issues, too. a big part of the speech on education, crime. that is something that last night in his victory rally he gave a nod to education in the core part of his candidacy. terry mcall i have made the super piece all about tying youngkin to former president donald trump and put frankly, that simply did not work. certainly, brianna, as democrats are looking at the aftermath of last night, the aftermath of election day in the campaign, certainly race assessing that strategy going forward to midterms as they are licking their wounds this morning. brianna. . >> huge postmortem to be done. sunlen, thanks. back to new jersey. 65 votes separate the two
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counties. jason carroll live in ft. lee with the latest. jason. >> reporter: and good morning to you, john. you have to wonder if these candidates have any nails left to bite on this one. because this is the nail biter. murphy has been saying all along he needed all of his team, all of his supporters to show up at the polls, otherwise it would be a coin toss. that is what we are seeing right now. in ft. lee, bergen county, northern new jersey suburbs, this is an area where right now murphy is under performing if you compare to allow he did last go round. in this particular area in bergen county, he won it by 15 points. at this point, again, votes still to be counted. he's leading by four points. still 86% has been reported so far. so, again, he's under performing in places like this.
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what's the difference? of course it's jack chiattarelli. he hit murphy hard on a lot of issues such as mask mandates. look at property taxes, critical race theory. hitting him hard on a number of issues. murphy supporters say, look, when all the votes are in, he is going to end up on top. >> we're all sorry that tonight could not yet be the celebration we wanted it to be. as i said, when he ever vote is counted and every vote will be counted, we hope to have a celebration. >> well, the chiattarelli camps are seeing support from women. what made a difference here when i was speaking to a campaign
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representative early this morning, she basically told me it was three things, property taxes, property taxes, property taxes. folks here in new jersey pay more property taxes than most people throughout the country. it is their feeling that murphy just didn't really have an understanding of that. but, again, murphy's team is saying wait until all the votes are counted. all we have to do is stand by and see what happens. john. >> jason, i have one eye on the screen, seeing the votes as they come in. appreciate your reporting. talk to you again shortly. >> you bet. so did glenn youngkin in virginia provide a blueprint for future gop campaigns in the trump era? joining us now the chris cillizza. in this case he really was able to thread a needle between the trump supporters and maybe the not so trump supporters. >> yeah, brianna. he did something we have not seen anyone do well in the trump
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or post trump era, which is exactly that. do enough to keep the trump vote with you but not so much you lose the independence of suburban voters. let's start with the baseline. this is one year ago. this is plus 10 for this guy. okay. this is a state virginia was once a swing state, red state, to a blue-leaning state. how did youngkin do it? step one, he found an issue. this is terry mcauliffe. he said i don't think parents should be telling schools what to teach. he was talking about what books should be in there. glenn youngkin took this and ran with it. relentless on ads, messaging, speeches. basically saying terry mcauliffe think you the parents should not be involved in kids's education. a really bad quote. as you said, brianna, he did enough to pale to the trump base.
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he said trump represents so much why i was running. he's welcomed some comparisons to trump. they are both outsiders, both businessmen. but he wasn't too trumpy. he said this is about virginia. he that it was weird to pledge allegiance to the flag for an event held on january 6th. youngkin walked away from that. that was last month. he didn't attend anything that had donald trump in it. donald trump put out statements and, yes, claimed responsibility for his win. but i never stepped foot in virginia. last thing, he did a good job politically by making cultural social issues front and center. we don't say merry christmas anymore. that sort of thing. what did youngkin do?
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talked about toni morrison and the book "beloved." all of this fell under the education banner. by the way, i should say, too, woke. education and wokeness. this idea that democrats want to teach kids things that shouldn't be taught. they think all of this is fine. parents may not all think it is fine. it fell under a broad banner. it is weird that education was the issue that a republican in virginia ran and won on. i think you will see a lot of anti-woke rhetoric coming out of campaigns. and a lot of republicans try to walk that line between you trumpy enough for the trump base to stay with you. not too trumpy for independent and suburban voters. given credit, he ran an
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excellent campaign. republicans would have been doing this and winning. we obviously saw they were not. it's not as easy as it looks. but at least a blueprint does exist out there in the post-trump era. and how they can win in a state leaning blue. brianna. >> if donald trump lets them do it -- >> that's exactly right. remember, donald trump put out a few statements supporting glenn youngkin. he did not put his presence known in the state. that would have been more problematic for glenn youngkin if donald trump had done a rollry or two. >> john, merry christmas. scott jennings was sitting on an election set in new york a few hours ago. >> yes. a mere handful of hours ago. i'm not quite sure how i'm here. >> you are a republican strategist. and you watch this stuff very carefully. what have you learned?
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>> i agree with amount of what chris said. education is going to become a massive issues with republicans. you left off one bullet point. the schools were closed in virginia for 18 months. if there is one thing you aerd from parents, they wanted the school open. it was a cascade of issues. i also think what youngkin showed is that, you know, call me old fashion, but platforms work. when you actually run on issues people care about, they tend to listen to what you have to say. we know in the trump campaign last year, there was no platform. literally the republicans didn't write a platform. when you run on a set of issues people tend to listen to you. being your own person and not letting himself be defined by trump. they tried to being critical
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factors. this state, a blue state, required someone to do what he did. other jurisdictions could be different. they may be redder to start out with. we will have some in senate races. arizona, north carolina, georgia. you think about those big suburban areas that did drift away from the republicans. if i were running a race in those states, i would say how did glenn youngkin get suburban women, say, to swing 15 points in his direction? and i would be trying to copy that. >> do you think other republicans will be able to copy that? and do you think trump is going to let them? he does not like to be ignored. he doesn't. >> and yet he did in this race. renounce january 6th, run on issues, you know, really sort of be the traditional conservative republicans we were used to before trump. he did all of these things. he did better in rural counties
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than trump did. if you ask yourself that question, look at the results and say i used to think maybe there was a political cost to ignoring him, if that's the word you want to use. but there may be even a bigger cost to letting him define you and say you can do what youngkin did. it is obvious to me the republicans in the rural areas totally abandoned the democrats. air all in on the republicans. something to be said to show i'm my own person. >> youngkin did better than trump in the trump counties. >> yes. terry mcauliffe might have done enough to win this race if not for the fact that he bled more votes. >> there was pent-up demand to make america boring again. and that is exactly what youngkin did. the traditional politics where you run on issues, see what happens. and it works. >> the problem is 2022, you have primaries. you're going to have primaries.
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>> he did get to avoid that. the convention in virginia was contentious. one lady described erz aherself trump in heels. we have certain primaries going on. but of course democratic have drug people to the left, which was clearly rejected. a situations where both could find themselves in primary to prevent them from doing what they do in the general. you don't have to give in to that. >> trump listening this morning isn't going to like what he hears. this was the successful pathway for youngkin to ignore him, keep him at arm's distance. he likes the candidates to be aligned to him, to style themselves after him, to agree with him. just judging from the past, we have seen his response when it
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comes to other candidates. what do you think might come to that and how is that going to affect the picture? >> he has started to involve himself. he endorsed herschel walker, ted bud. he put himself out there. might advice would be pick the jurisdictions that make the most sense to you. i remember in the '06 midterm when i worked for george w. bush, there were a couple places we couldn't campaign. it's just smart politics. go where you're most useful and wanted and useful. don't interject in a way that will hurt your own party. i assume we will continue to make credit. >> this is youngkin's victory. and i think national democratic
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and frankly joe biden's failure, and it has little to do with trump candidly. >> one last thing, there was record turnout for a governor's race in virginia. >> yes. >> which might show republicans they shouldn't be so afraid making the vote more successful. they were able to win. . >> absolutely. it's never been easier or moren vogue to vote. it's a good thing. americans should embrace it. youngkin's campaign and other campaigns did encourage people to vote early. the party ought to embrace all of this new access to the polls. in virginia, mcauliffe got 200,000 more votes than northam got when he won. this was a persuasion issue at least for some voters in the suburban counties where you saw
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the margins change. >> thank you. for however you got here. >> i am going to wichita. i'll be there in about four hours. >> he needs to learn how to teleport. all right. we are seeing new fallout from election day, which is still frankly going on, including several history-making wins across the country. >> plus, the winner of the new york stay mayor's race will join us. kids as young as 5 will begin getting covid vaccines today. dr. anthony fauci joining us with what parents need to know. but whatever work becomes... the servicenow platform will make it just, flow. whether it's finding ways to help you serve your customers, orchestrating a safe return to the office... wait. an office? what's an office?
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we are so divided right now. and we're missing the beauty of our diversity. today we take off the intramural jersey and put on one jersey, team new york. >> that was eric add ops, who cnn projects will be the next mayor of new york city. he won a decisive victory last night in that heavily democratic metropolitan area. joining us now is the mayor-elect eric adams. congratulations to you, say. what does this victory tell you? >> it tells me that while others were attempting to be heard by new yorkers, i wanted to be felt. i wanted to give my narrative, my story, not talk about my glory of being a former captain. i wanted my story, being a wish washer, learning disability,
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being arrested as a child, working at night, working in a mail room. they felt me. because of that, i'm going to be the mayor of one of the greatest's cities on the globe. >> what can you take away? >> practical is progressive. i am progressive in my policies. when you go online and see 100 steps forward for new york city, you see how progressive i am. we have to be practical. let's not talk about closing our jail building when we have the pipeline that leave it open. why aren't we talkingings about the learning disabilities? we can't talk about housing when we're not dealing with affordable housing for new yorkers. we have to teal with public safety. when you talk about disbanding the police department when crime is increasing, you are not
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dealing with the safety of people who are impacted by that. let's be practical and progressive, not preach to people but provide services to people. >> there have been critics who say they are suffering from runaway wokeness. how do you feel about that? >> well, i think it's imperative, we have a discussion, debate, preelection. but once that election is over, post election you have to become a gsd elector. get stuff done. you have to get stuff done. the reality is to continue to debate is just a failing solution for the people on the ground. and i say this over and over again. it can't be we just simply are throw out terms instead of looking on the ground at what people need. i hope people in the democratic party realize we must get things
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that are important to people. >> i want to ask you about the city which you will be running soon enough. there is a vaccine mandate for police officers and firefighters. will you keep that in place? . >> well, right now we have one mayor. and i was clear on that. i'm going to encourage the mayor what i started the last few days of the campaign trail, speak with the unions. i reached out to some of the union leadership late last night. they stated that, eric, we want to sit down. we have not been able to sit down with the mayor. look, they are the credible messengers. if we are going to get through the covid crisis, we get through it by communicating with the messengers, speaking to rank and pile. i am encouraging him to come to a resolution. if he doesn't, if this is still going to january, i will sit down with him and we will get this resolved. we have to defeat covid and make
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sure we don't have crime in our city. >> don't they have a right to know if they are going to get paid on inauguration day? there is one mayor-elect. you can tell them what their situation will be in january? >> yeah. but look what that does. it says to the mayor, i handcuff him to be able to sit down and negotiate a solution. if you know, when you sit down at the table no matter what happens you're going to not have to teal with what the current mayor stated, that is not fair. i would not want someone to do me as a mayor and i am not going to to do that to him. i am going to bring about a resolution. >> you talked about policing and how you think defunding the place is the wrong message. anything new you have learned about that overnight? .
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>> no. i know that on the ground when the rubber meets the road, it doesn't matter if you are a democrat or republican. when the bullet dislodges from the gun, no one asks if it was a democrat or republican. that is the foundation to build businesses on. i'm going to continue to say that as a person that wore that bullet-proof uniform, i know how important it is for the city to be safe >> based on the referendum we saw last night, i don't want to call it a movement, but do you think that push is dead now among some progressives? . >> no, i don't. we need a balance in our country. there is nothing wrong with good dialogue. that's what we are as americans. i'm excited about that. what we must do after the election, we must move from the
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debating to actually performing for our city. that is what is happening. we are having this prolonged election even after we are elected to office. i have different theories. we have to get things done in our cities across america. >> i am a fan of joe biden. he has attempted to move us forward. he has brought in economic resources that the cities are in need of. his infrastructure bill. so much he has done around bringing resources for education and helps us get over the covid crisis. i think people realize his heart is in the right place. we need to unite our federal
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lawmakers so we can push through what he is attempting to do. listen, i believe he's a president that believes what is impacting every day american citizens, and i'm in support of that. >> new york city mayor-elect eric adams. appreciate you being with us. congratulations. . >> thank you. take care. the race for governor in new jersey still too close to call this morning. republican challenger jack chiattarelli is 65 votes ahead of governor phil murphy. this is a shocking result for democrats. it's a wakeup call in the state that president joe biden won by 16 points just a year ago. let's talk about it now with congressman josh got heimer, democrat from new jersey, the co-chair of the problem-solvers caucus. how are you reading this close race in new jersey? what's the takeaway? >> well, in the end, first of all, governor murphy will win.
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he will win re-election. and my takeaway overall in this election is that people want action. they want results. they deserve results. that's what i hear at home all the time. frankly, it starts right now, this week. i'm hopeful we will take action on infrastructure, we'll get this done, rein state the tax deduction with i'll call it is. a.l.t. and get people's taxes down. this is a wakeup call for all of us that people want results. . >> people want results. if you're looking at virginia, for instance, youngkin flipped the script when it came to education. but cultural issues also played a major role in this election. how do democrats need to approach cultural issues? >> well, you know, i'll just tell you what i hear about it at home all the time. people want to make sure we stand by firefighters and law enforcement, veterans. they want to make sure we take care of the drinking water, make
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sure it's clean, make sure they can pay their bills. i think that's what people want us to be talking b. real practical issues that they care about. child care, hague sure they can afford child care and get to work. fix their roads and bridges. they want to get their commute times down. they want to know that their train works. that's the legislation we are considering in washington right now is so important. bipartisan infrastructure package. this is a sign we need to come together and work together, like the mayor-elect just said and take action for them and frankly it's time. and i think right now in washington we have that opportunity to put real points on the board for the country and for families. and that's what i think we should continue to focus on. >> you're a moderate. is there a bit of a feeling among moderates today in washington? i told you so. you should have passed
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infrastructure, as you just mentioned. >> well, you know, i'm not really into the blame game. i'm into how do we move forward and get things done. . >> that's about the future, right? >> i see this as an opportunity for us. >> that's about the future. >> i think that's why we need to come together and act. we can't afford -- we have a big ten party among the democratic party. it is not why we are elected. people want us to work together and across the aisle. they want common sense ideas. i think we should get to washington and hire people to get things done. our bipartisan infrastructure package was passed in august. it is ready for us to act, get to the president's desk. everything from drinking water, broadband, roads, bridges and tunnels, the gateway tunnel is 113 years old and crumbling. webgs fix that. fix our transit. a huge opportunity right now to act. and we can do it together,
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democrats and republicans. and the reconciliation package also needs to be done. and get taxes down for people and make things more affordable, can which is something i hear about all the time. i think the lesson from all of this is it's time to act. people expect us to act. that's the wakeup call here. they want us to act. >> congressman josh gottheimer, thanks so much. beyond all the election news, it's a huge day for parents in terms of this pandemic. children ages 5 to 11 can soon get vaccinated. when i say soon, i mean like today. dr. anthony fauci joins us live to discuss this milestone moment. the murder trial for kyle rittenhouse is under way. hear the dramatic opening statements. what you'll need, and help you build a flexible plan for cash flow that lasts, even when you're not working,
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all right. and we do have breaking news in this closely watched governor's race in new jersey. phil murphy, incumbent democrat, is now leading the republican jack chiattarelli by about 1,600 votes. this is a change, and a big change. overnight chiattarelli was up 61-65 votes total. some new ballots have just been counted. phil murphy now with a lead. more democratic votes out there. it's possible this lead will grow. but a significant moment in this race. we will look at where the votes came from and be back with you a few moments. kids ages 5 to 11 are
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getting their vaccine shots. joining us is the director of the national institute of allergy and infectious disease, as well as chief medical adviser on covid-19 to president biden, dr. anthony fauci. dr. fauci, it is great to see you this morning on what is such a big day here. i want to start with what parents need to know. so, first, where can parents get their kids vaccinated? >> well, right now what has happened, and this really has been going on for a week or so in anticipation of the possibility which turned out to be the reality that this would be authorized by the fda and recommended by the cdc. and it has occurred. and the formulations, which are a different formulation, different dose and different formulation will be now available in pharmacies, pediatricians offices, children's hospital and certain community locations. that's what the preparedness was
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about. it's a good thing. we will hit the ground running. probably by the beginning of next week, we will be at full speed. so parents should consult with their pediatricians, family physicians, pharmacists and they will be able to know exactly where to get this particular vaccine for their children, from 5 to 11. >> at my 5-year-old's school, they're actually having a drive for vaccines at the school. which makes it incredibly easy for parents like me. this was a few days ago before this became official. there are parents who are hesitant. what do you say to them? >> well, it's understandable. parents are always concerned about their children. i have adult daughters. but if my daughters were in the age range of 5 to 11, i would definitely get them vaccinated. i would ask the kind of questions that parents should ask about the safety, efficacy,
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about why it is important. although children statistically, when they get infected they do not get the incidence of severe disease to the level of adults, particularly elderly do. there have been about 700 deaths in the younger age group. but children are vulnerable. they can get infected. they also can spread the infection once they get infected within the family unit. so there are a lot of reasons to get the children vaccinated. we are pleased it has gone through the appropriate process of scrutinization by the fda who authorized it on an eua. and now the cdc, with their advisory committee, i'm looking forward to seeing this roll out in a specific way. . >> this is a third of the adult
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dose. i do want to address a myth that is kind of per peurbs that this affects fertility. that is something that parents are worried about for their kids. can you talk about that? >> there's no indication whatsoever, even any feasibility that would affect fertility at all. in fact, in the millions and millions of doses and billions of doses that have been given worldwide of the vaccine, there is no indication whatsoever that it has anything to do with fertility. given it to a child, you have to look for a plausible mechanism of what that would be. and there is none. there is none. . >> you mentioned the hundreds. almost 1,000 children, as you said, of all ages who have died. and i also, though, want to note the other risk to kids, potential long-term risks we don't know about when it comes to them contracting covid. . >> right. >> what do you say to parents
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about that? . >> well, that's just not reason to get the children vaccinated. there is something called long covid. it is seen in adults. and it is seen in children. to a lesser percentage, but it is seen in children. what that means is that a person, even a child, can get infected. it could be mild, moderate or severe. when you clear the virus, you are past the acute stage. often it takes a considerable period of time of getting back to normal. that's characterized by chronic, almost debilitating fatigue, muscle aches, fatigue and things like that. you don't want them to get infected in the first place. when they do, they have per persistence of systems. >> now that they are starting to get vaccinated, what's the end game here? is this low-level transmission
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or does it get to zero spread? . >> well, i'm not sure we will get to zero spread. we want to get out of the pandemic phase and a good controlled phase. there are different levels of approach and control of a particular outbreak. you to then control. you go to elimination and eradication. i don't think we're going to get to eradication. we only eradicated one viral disease and that's smallpox. but you can get it down to a very low level, if you get enough people vaccinated. and a low level is one that doesn't interfere with how we function in society, because right now, as we all know, this outbreak is having a very profound effect on how society functions throughout the world. we want to get those cases down low enough that it may not eliminate it completely, but it certainly is not going to be a public health issue. >> yeah, that it can really
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reduce the risk in schools now that kids are back in them. i wonder, with the benefit of hindsight now, looking back on school closures in so many places, do you think that schools were kept closed for too long in some places? >> you know, i think it is very difficult to go back in the retrospect of scope and figure that out. there were so many complicated issues going on. better to look forward right now. i think it is going to make the issue of schools much easier, much safer as we get more and more children. before we would surround the children with vaccinated people, like adults, like teachers, like school personnel. now if you have the children, in addition to the personnel, that diminishes the risk considerably. >> yeah, you know, i do want to press you on this, because as a parent of school-aged children myself, and with the threat of another potential pandemic, i think that's one of the things we have discussed, this could happen again. you know, that's an important
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question. that is about the future. >> right. >> what we should do with school closures. do you think that this could have been handled better and that there would have been a way to keep schools open and mitigate the risk better? >> you know, the answer is we have to be humble and modest. we always can do better, always. that's the reason why you continually look about lessons learned. the idea about getting masks and getting masks worn in school, no doubt masks make a difference. vaccinations are going to really make a big, big difference. i think a combination of these things hopefully sometime in the future, we cannot only get the kids back to school, but we can get rid of the masking situation. we have got to do it in a step by step fashion. you're absolutely right. we always got to examine what we have done, and try and see next time and maybe even as we're living through it now do better and better. we can't assume that we have done things perfectly.
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that's for sure. >> we saw so many schools do different things. i wonder if you look back on some of the schools that for instance, that opened sooner, but took the mitigation efforts, the masks, maybe split the class in half, there was a morning and an afternoon so they could distance. is that something now, as you look back, you say maybe that was a better route? >> possibly, yes. i think that's the reason why you always got to look back and see what worked and what did not work to be prepared for the next time. again, you know, viruses sometimes act differently. i mean, not every virus is going to be in the situation where it will have the same impact on schoolchildren as other viruses do. so you got to not only have lessons learned from the past, but make sure you extrapolate that to what you're dealing with in the present. bottom line, you can always learn more than you know right now. >> yeah. they are our babies after all. dr. anthony fauci, thank you so much. >> thank you for having me. all right, the breaking
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election news, democratic governor phil murphy moments ago pulled ahead of the republican in this neck and neck new jersey governor's race. we'll bring you the very latest next. and hundreds of qanon adherents turning out in dallas in search of dead celebrities.
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flipped, putting incumbent democratic candidate joe murphy ahead of jack ciattarelli. the difference is now just over 1600 votes. there are still votes outstanding. mostly it seems they're from democratic areas. so we're going to show you exactly where that is here in just a moment. the fact, though, that this is even close is seen by many as a win for republicans going into races here in the midterms. so let's go now to berman who has all of the news at the wall. it is really interesting when you get into the microscopically, you can see why republicans, you know, can look at this and champion it, even if they don't pull out a win. >> yes, we're watching the democratic process at play this morning as the votes still continue to be counted in new jersey and as of now, phil murphy, 1,667 votes ahead. if you've been watching all morning long, you're saying,
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hey, jack ciattarelli was up by 65 votes just an hour ago, so what happened? let me tell you what happened. it was hudson county, new jersey, home to jersey city. you can see phil murphy has 73% of the vote. 80% reporting here. we just got a new batch of counted votes there. it is 6,000 new votes there. let me tell you how the 6,000 votes broke down. 3,889 for phil murphy. and 2,157, that's a 5, not an 8, i apologize, mom, for that, so you can see where phil murphy is starting to pick up votes in some of these democratic counties as more votes are coming in. i'm going to move this right now and take you through the state to show you how there is 85% reporting now in total. i want to look at the counties where ey

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