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. it is the top of the hour. i'm kate balduan. thanks for joining us on this christmas eve. we begin with new developments in the coronavirus surge. airlines cancelling hundreds of flights due to staffing shortages blamed largely on omarion. so if our one of millions traveling to see family and friends, check your flight. infections from omicron now surpassing last summer's delta peak. the daily average of new cases surging over 182,000. new york state moments ago
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announced more than 44,000 new cases. that's a 14% jump from just yesterday's record-breaking day and washington, d.c. is reporting a whopping 386% increase in infections over the last week. it's a -- it's all against this broc drop that the cdc is making a big change announcing it's shortening the isolate period for covid positive health care workers. they can now return to work after seven days of a negative test instead of waiting ten days, all in the hopes of relieving some of the intense strain put pont health care system. cnn's elizabeth cohen starts us off this hour live with more details on this. elizabeth, what's driving this decision by the cdc? >> so, hops which are already so overloaded, kate, they could get even more overload federal a lot of health care workers, doctors, nurses and others get infected with omicron and have to stay home even though they might not be terribly sick so the cdc has
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really placed the power of making these restrictions on the hospitals. let me show you what i mean. so the cdc says if a worker is asymptomatic or just mildly symptomatic and getting better, they can go back to work not ten days like the rules now but seven days as long as they have a negative test but if the hospital feels like things are bad and they need to in a contingency plan, work kers go back after five days with no necessary tests as long as they are asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic and if things are really bad they did declare a crisis plan and there's no restrictions that hospitals can bring workers who are infected with covid-19 back whenever they want so cdc has really left us in the hands of hospitals because lots of hospitals in the u.s. all under different circumstances. we also have news about a group that really doesn't get enough attention and that's the immune compromised in the united states. today as we speak, doses of a drug to help get them protection against covid-19, those doses are being rolled out, and the
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reason is that many immune compromised people they didn't get a great response to the covid-19 vaccine. i want to introduce you to four of them. diane baron a fort lauderdale cancer patient, three shots and no detectable antibodies and this cancer patients in hawaii and candy johnson, a kidney transplant and there's a drug being rolled out to give them antibodies because the vaccine didn't. there are 7 million immune compromised people in the united states. the u.s. government only ordered enough doses for 700,000 of them. that's a problem. the u.s. government says they are trying to get more. >> elizabeth, thank you. at the epicenter of the omicron surge, new york city which is now scaling back its famous new year's eve celebration because of the
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virus. one of the organizers for the event telling me last hour that while it may look a bit different the show will go on. >> for us it wasn't if we did this, it was how we did it safely, and it's so important to show the world that new york city has found ways to forkball ahead in a safe responsible manner. it's going to look very much like prior years. the crowds just will be less dense. they will be fully vaccinated. we're mandating that they wear masks, and we're going to well revelers into the viewing pens later in the day to reduce the time that they are in the pens. >> cnn's shimon prokupecz is in times square for more on this. you've been following the testing crisis in new york that we've been seeing here all week. what is the very latest today? >> so, we just got new numbers from the governor. across the state, 360,000 tests now across the state, and the
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number of people testing positive continues to climate really just kind of an incredible pace. 44,431 people now testing positive for the omicron for the coronavirus. certainly as these numbers continue to increase, of course the city is concerned, the state is concerned, but what they are looking at, and this is really important, kate, is the number of hospitalizations. they say the vaccines are working and that really what it tells them is because the hospitalizations are not increasing, that is a good sign, and that is why we are seeing the mayor and other city officials here say we're going to allow people into times square on new year's eve. we're going to allow less people, 15,000, into these viewing pens. normally they allow up to 60,000, but they still feel it's safe enough to allow that many people in with some social distancing, so that's what they are going to do. as you can see, the numbers here
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certainly continue to climb. the testing, yesterday we were outside a city-run testing center. the lines continue to wrap around the block. the governor saying that they expect these numbers to get even higher as they go. you know, we're facing the week and the holidays and the testing is going to come down but certainly next week when people come back from the christmas holiday as they start to come back to the city, we're probably going to see these numbers go up again. >> shimon, thank you. thanks for being there. really appreciate it. joining me now is cnn medical analyst dr. jonathan reiner. he was with the george w. bush white house. both pulling double duty. let's start with the cdc cutting the time that covid positive health care workers have to wait to go back to work from ten days to seven days. you do think it's a god idea for hospitals. what about beyond health care workers? the airline industry is asking for the same. what do you think? >> i think it makes sense. the key issue for isolation
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after you've tested positive for covid is how long do you remain infectious, and, you know, there is an increasing data set that suggest that people, particularly with the new variant, may not be as -- may not be as infectious as long as maybe with some of the earlier strains of this -- of this virus, and we have the capacity, if people have access to rapid tests, we actually have the capacity to understand when people become no longer infectious, so i think seven days in a person who no longer has symptoms and now tests negative is very reasonable to let them out of isolation, not just for health care workers but likely for people working in any industry and for the general public so we'll see how long it takes the cdc to get to that. >> for sure. >> just the other day you were telling me that u.s. health care workers should already be getting a fourth dose after israel announced it was moving in that direction.
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i want to play to you what dr. fauci had to say about this yesterday. >> if the protection is much more durable than the to you-dose non-boosted group and we may go a significant period of time without requiring a fourth dose so i think it's premature, at least on the part of the united states, to be talking about a fourth dose. >> moderna's chief medical officer said that his position was we'll have to wait and see. what are they missing? >> they are missing the crisis in health care i think. many of america's health care workers were boosted in the beginning of september when this was opened up to health care workers in the united states and we have data that suggests that the durability of the booster starts to wane, you know, after three to four months and many health care workers, and i'm included in this group, are now at that four-month period, and if you want to keep people
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back -- if you want to keep people in their jobs in the hospitals, particularly when hospitals are being slammed by this massive surge of cases in places like new york and where i work in d.c., then you need to make sure they are maximally protected. i think what the israelis are doing is a very, very prudent strategy, and the united states is going to come to this realization when we're really in crisis all over the country, not just in a few cities or a few states in this country, and we need to be more proactive. i said before that one of the things that has marked the united states response is a lack of nimbleness, you know. we've been really stuck in the mud, and we've been playing defense this whole time. the israelis, on the other hand, so many to be much more proactive and are trying to move ahead of the virus, not respond to what the virus is doing to them, and i think we should follow their lead here and start to boost health care workers as
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soon as possible. >> you know, i'm just kind of reflect this. virus has surprised people so many times. what is your realistic hope for covid and how we -- where we are and what we do in this pandemic in the coming year? >> well, my immediate hope is that we follow -- what happened and is happening in south africa and now perhaps in earlier stages in the united kingdom. this is a big rapid spike and the decline is also rapid so we can get through this surge quicker than prior surges, but my hope is that we start to rethink how we live with this virus and we incorporate testing, you know, into our daily lives so that if you have the sniffles, you test yourself and you're negative and you go to work. i hope that many more people in this country understand that our
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path's normalcy goes through vaccination and we can reach the 40 million to 50 million people in this country who steadfastly refuse to get vaccinated this. virus will never disappear. this virus will never be like small pox where it's just gone. this virus will reside in low levels in our communities, but with new vaccinations, perhaps a pan coronavirus vaccine that's on the horizon and testing we'll live with this the same way we live with influenza. it will go down to low levels. we will get our lives back, but we are going to need to be smarter and be proactive. we need to invest a lot more in disease surveillance so that we stay ahead of these pandemics. this has been a massive blow. lost 800,000 americans, fear we'll lose a million americans before this is done and i believe we need -- hopefully
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we'll be able to act much more nimbly and quickly than we have in the past two years. >> thank you, doctor. >> thank you. up next, a reversal from the white house. the president planning to lift covid travel restrictions imposed in response to omicron. details ahead. ...demands a lotion this pure. new gold bond pure moisture lotion. 24-hour hydration. no parabens, dyes, or fragrances. gold bond. champion your skin. this is your home. this is your family room slash gym. the guest bedroom slash music studio. the daybed slash dog bed. the living room slash yoga shanti slash regional office slash classroom. and this is the basement slash panic room. maybe what your family needs is a vacation home slash vacation home. find yours on the vrbo app. ♪ ♪
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new this morning, the white house plans to lift travel restrictions put in place in response to the omicron variant. last month the president banned travel from eight southern african countries where the new strain was first identified. let's go to the white house for more on this. cnn owes jeremy diamond is standing by for us. jeremy, these restrictions face criticism almost out of the gate as being punitive and ineffective.
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what are you hearing about this change now? >> yeah. they certainly did, kate, especially after, you know, a few days of those restrictions going into place not only from the united states but a bunch of other european countries putting them into place. we learned that the omicron variant had been spreading already in several other countries in europe beyond south africa when that went into place. now the white house is saying essentially that the reason they put it into place was to try to get a head start on the omicron variant to understand more about it and to try to slow its spread in the united states. most of those reasons are now out the door, and this was always intended to be temporary and what we'll see is a week from today, those restrictions on eight southern african country, including south africa, botswana and zimbabwe, they are indeed being lifted. south africa and the other countries will be faced with the same other travel restrictions meaning foreign travelers need to be vaccinated and need to have a test, a negative covid test within 24 hours of their
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travel to the united states. senior administration officials telling me that the cdc recommended this move to the president saying that with omicron now present in the u.s. and globally, travelers from those countries present limited additional risk to the united states. >> jeremy, we saw the president and first lady at children's national celebrating with staff and the children there last hour. how are the president and first lady spending the holiday? >> they are staying here in washington, d.c. here at the white house for christmas and christmas day and moments ago president biden made a surprise visit to children's national hospital. it was a surprise to the children and staff there at the moment. there was a funny moment when she explained why she drew a blank book saying she wanted to
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22 to be a fresh story. listen. >> yes, a new story, we're hoping for a new story for 2022 for sure. >> i need you to come work for me in the white house. >> the president obviously would like a fresh story in 2022, not only with covid raging across the country but, of course, he has his legislative agenda to pick back up in the new year as well. a lot of challenges on that front, too. kate. >> thanks, jeremy. thanks for being here. let's turn back to the record-breaking travel that we've been seeing all week. the omicron surge is starting to cause major disruptions there. hundreds of flights grounded just before christmas. cnn's pete muntean is live at reagan national where he's apparently moved in. pete, what's driving the cancellations. >> what are you seeing? >> reporter: well, kate, you know, 500 cancellations here in the united states. 2,100 globally, and airlines say that as these omicron cases went up, their staffing levels went down which led to these flight
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cancellations. these are the latest numbers from flight aware. 175 cancellations at united airlines alone and 150 at delta airlines. last night i obtained a united airlines memo to its staff in which it said these omicron cases are really impacting its flight cruise and those who run the airline, the operations folks. now, airlines and the industry say there is a way out of this to make sure those problems don't happen again. they want to shorten the isolation period from ten days down to five days. they say that will allow them to keep more workers on the job. the ceo of delta airlines wrote the head of the cd kris, one of the industry's top lobbies though some airline worker unions oppose this. each still though, the numbers are off the charts for those coming in and out of airports across country. 2.19 million people screened by tsa nationwide just yesterday, and it's just the start, kate, between now and january 3rd. 20 million people will fly according to the tsa, january
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3rd the next busy day on the calendar, when everybody begins coming home all at once, kate. >> and we'll see you there. thank you so much, pete. really appreciate it. coming up, so much more from us. nearly 12 million children faced to insecurity last year. up next, some of the important work being done to meet this enormous need and what you can do to help. get groceries, gifts, & more fast and easy. so last minute guests are the only thing you'll be waiting on. ♪ joy. fully. ♪ throughout history i've observed markets shaped by the intentional and unforeseeable. for investors who can navigate this landscape, leveraging gold, a strategic and sustainable asset... the path is gilded with the potential for rich returns.
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millions of children are getting a much noted break for the holidays, but for far too many. the number of children facing food insecurity spiked during the pandemic from an already heartbreaking 10 million in 2019 to nearly 12 million kids in 202. joining me now for more on the effort to fix that is michael kurtan jr. thanks for being here. michael, what coined of need are you seeing this holiday season or just this year? what stories are people telling you? >> sure. >> well, the need, kate, continues to grow and in addition to central kitchen what we're thinking about now is just what you mentioned, tied to one of our largest and most impactful social enterprise which is locally source-cooked scratch food and drug administration. so we provide brake fast, lunch
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and is upper to 18 schools and the district of columbia and when they are on break or have a holiday or a snow day which is supposed to be sort of a joyous rite of passage around childhood we are terribly concerned about them getting the nutrition they need to continue to grow and learn and develop and thrive >> you know, and the pandemic has exposed hunger in america in a way we haven't seen before. you know, it's just tragic, especially when schools were shut down as that's where some children really get their only reliable meal. 60 schools were looking went virtual as the district is getting so hard hit by the virus again and i'm just wondering how much does that worry you? how much does that increase need? what if they stay, know, in remote learning or the break and, you know, for an extended period of time? >> sure. >> well, this has been really driving us throughout the pandemic of the over the course of the last two years i had to
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set up 139 mobile feeding sites across the city but seniors, individuals with disabilities whose access to services were cut or hampered because of the pandemic, but what we're doing now, specifically focusing on the kid with the help of philanthropies we purchased out the rolling out of a food truck that can be out in the community next week being around the streets thinking good humor with good food handing out meals to these students and if the remote situation continues we'll be there every day and we're adding another truck to get out into more communities so we can continue to meet this growing need that this pandemic presents us with? >> that's a genius idea, michael. i love the innovative thinking. you mentioned seniors, and seniors are also so vulnerable. you're now seeing more senior citizens than ever before. why is that? >> well, we've often talked about seniors as being the
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hidden face of hunger. there's a lot of focus on childhood hunger which is horrible but all hunger is bad, so the seniors have been impacted by the pandemic in that they can't get to the places where they had access to food necessarily. their incomes don't go as far as they did because of the rise in prices. and there's a lot of pride obviously with folks that they don't want to rely on what is seen as charity, and so this is where community groups, individuals, can really make a difference by coming out and being a good neighbor and reaching out, finding where these folks are and reaching out to groups like d.c. central kitchen so we can in turn can get to them and get to them what they need. >> thanks for being there day in and day out, holiday or not. really appreciate it. >> my pleasure. >> thank you very much. happy holidays. >> you, too, thank you. coming up for us, now that former police officer kim potter was found guilty in the death of daunte wright, what his family wants to see happen now.
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we do have breaking news. the justice department just released the longest footage yet
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of the january 6th attack on the capitol. three hours of video showing some of the most violent confrontations as police tried to hold the line. cnn's jessica schneider is here with more on this. jessica, what does this video show? >> yeah, kate, this is an extensive as you mentioned three-hour video. cnn secured this after we sued to get access. a warning here it's violent and viewers should be advised of that. this is an in-depth look, the most in-depth look actually that so far we've seen from this location on the lower west terrace of the capitol. can you see the battle unfolding between the rioters and capitol police who actually succeeded in holding the line at this location until the building was cleared. no rioters succeeded in getting inside from this entry point, and we've later learned that some of the officers didn't even know that the capitol had been breached already in other spots because of what they were dealing with on this west side.
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this is taken from a capitol security camera. there's actually no audio on it, but it does show the rioters who brandished their weapons, weapons like batons and flag poles and it shows them turning pepper spray on police and police were seen helping each other wash out their eyes. this is the most sustained look that we're seeing at how much capitol police tried and succeeded into holding that loin, not letting any of the rioters at this point into the building. right here this shot shows a rioter getting up on top of the crowd, jostling with a capitol police officer. there's one point in this video where you can see an officer's helmet flying off of his head. this video three hours long and this is just a glimpse at some of the video that prosecutors have revealed in court against the hundreds of rioters that
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they have been prosecuting so far. we sued to get access to this video because, again, it's being shown in court but not necessarily publicly released until today. so some graphic video. this has been trickling out video like this over the past year since the january 6th capitol attack, and it really does give that glimpse of how violent this was and what these officers sustained, but, again, kate, very notable from this vantage point that all of these officers were able to keep these rioters out of the capitol. they didn't even know until hours later that the capitol had been breached because what have they were dealing with, what they were fighting from this perspective on the west side of the capitol, kate. so three hours long and showing us a lot maybe we haven't seen so far. kate? >> my god. thank you so much. there's so much more to learn from this. really appreciate it. also at this hour, former minnesota police officer kim potter is behind bars handcuffed
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and escorted out of a minnesota courtroom yesterday afternoon after the jury found her guilty on all charges, manslaughter in the first-degree and second degree. potter shot and killed daunte wright during a traffic stop in april, and the former officer said all along she mistook her firearm for her taser and that mistake was never in dispute though the prosecution successfully argued potter's fatal mistake was reckless, negligent and criminal. moments after the verdict, people outside the courthouse, as you can see other, they celebrated the jury's decision. potter now faces up to 15 years in priss op. her sentencing is scheduled for mid-february. i want to bring in now an attorney for daunte wright's family. thank you for coming in. so it is christmas eve, and identify opinion wondering how is the family feeling today? >> well, i mean, they are not feeling good about this. i mean, they know they will celebrating not only this holiday but, you know, holidays for the rest of their lives
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without daunte. kim potter no matter what sentence she gets, eventually she will be celebrating holidays with her family so although they have a great sense of relief that there was some justice, they are not feeling great. >> i had the chaps to speak with daunte's mother katie bryant last night and reflecting on the whole trial i asked her about that moment when the jury asked the judge what happens if they can't reach consensus, couldn't reach consensus? let me play what she said. >> at that moment it -- i was really worried. i wasn't sure if, you know, you had a few jurors that were hung up on a not guilty verdict at all. i was praying that, you know, second-degree manslaughter was already -- was already charged or was already found a guilty verdict on and that they were working on the first degree.
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there were so many thoughts and feelings that were running through my mind. that day was a really rough day. >> were you worried as well? >> well, i certainly had concerns. i mean, you know, if you're looking backwards, i mean, 28 hours is certainly a lengthy deliberation for this type of case, but in retrospect, now that we have the benefit of hindsight, what we really saw, kate, were really two deliberations. one deliberation for the second-degree count and then they started anew it seems like for the first-degree count when they were able to actually handle and touch the gun, and i think that was the turning point for them because they realized that a reasonable police officer, especially one with 26 years experience, should know the difference between a gun and taser and certainly once you've held it for six seconds before show shot daunte know the
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difference. >> and looking forward, the attorney general made a really strong same after the court readings and the verdict was learned speaking to police everywhere about what this verdict means. >> when a member of your profession is held accountable. it does not diminish you. in fact it shows the whole world that those of you who enforce the law are also willing to live by it, and that's a good thing. it restores trust, faith and hope. >> you represented george floyd owes family murdered by another police officer. what do you think of what the a.g. said. >> i think what keith alzheimer'son is spot on and that's the training that police officers have which they don't have much control over. it's really up to these departments such as brooklyn
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center to train these police officers to have the repetition, the muscle memory, to be able to do the things that they need to keep their citizens safe and had kimberly potter after 26 years been trained appropriately she never would have mistook the gun for taser, so what keith said is we're with you, police officers, but let's get to the deeper cause here, and i think that's training. >> do you see this as a sign of change? >> well, certainly, if it's not a sign of change i think people need to wake up and see that it is changed. you've got two very significant foundings of guilty in minnesota and it should be a wake-up call that police officers are not -- whether they have mistake or contempt, they are going to get
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charged and there's a jod chance of them being found guilty. >> antonio, thank for being other. >> merry christmas. >> thank you. come up, as covid cases rise, some major universities are making the tough choice to return to remote classes. a top university official on what this new wave means for schools this time aron. reason, or fun. daring, or thoughtful. sensitive, or strong. progress isn't either or progress is everything. as a professional bull-rider i'm used to taking chances. but when it comes to my insurance i don't. i use liberty mutual, they customize your car insurance, so you only pay for what you need.
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to levels in the district to 1,300-plus per day, an increase of nearly 400% in just a week. i almost wish that was wrong, as i'm saying it. george washington university responding to those pandemic highs deciding to return to remote classes for the start of the spring semester. joining me now for more than is the dean of the american institute of public health at george washington university lynn goldman. thanks, for being here. full disclosure, i am a proud gw alum as we begin. talk me through this decision because remote learning isn't on the mal for anyone but what it was that you saw that you needed to make this move? >> reporter: you know what, and george washington we do routine monitoring of the covid virus levels population in our environment on a regular basis and when we saw the rates shoot up ten-fold it was astounding. we realized we were seeing something that was new. we identified the omicron virus on campus and decided, well,
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with this as well as the overall context of what's going on in washington, d.c. that we would need to review our approach and figure out how to return to campus safely in the new year. >> i don't know if it's one or the other or probably both, but is it about stopping an outbreak, or is it about -- is there any fear of just not having enough staff to return to school in the moment because as we saw with the airline industry so many people in critical positions are out with covid because it's so widespread. >> so you are our rate of people with covid, and we count all of them, it's about 1 in 20 right now, so that is a problem with staffing and managing a campus, but mostly our concern is the health and safety of the members of our pop laws, our students, our faculty, our staff. you know, and -- and we feel that we can sensibly gradually move people back in and just
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take at least the first week virtual and then return something like january 18th to full in-person instruction. that's not going to disrupt our operations all that much, and it will give us some time to be able to manage this carefully and in a way that's protective of the health and safety of our community. >> absolutely. omicron has surprised -- has surprised us in so many ways. how confident are you when out got your target date of returning after mlk jr. weekend, how confident are you that you're going to be able to do it, that things won't shift yet again? >> well, actually poem will be returning gradually before mlk weekend and we hope to start instruction right before mlk weekend. do we have a crystal ball for what will be happening at that point? no, we don't. we didn't predict omicron. we are seeing the highest rates
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that we've seen during the entire course of the pandemic right now, and so what we're going to do is take the steps that we've learned work. we have learned that vaccination works. we're not going require booster shots for everybody. they will have to document that by january 10th, and our community has been great about getting vaccinated. nearly 100% of them have been able to do that. we're going continue to test regularly, probably more often than we were testing less falls, and we're going to have to limit some of the group activities as well as outside visitors. but i think we over been confident about using them and members of our economy are pretty god.
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new year's comes with holiday cheer and plenty of resolutions to do better next year. yes, friends, that marked my one and only holiday rhyme for you this season, but we do have some new insights for you no why some people stick to their resolutions and some do not. cnn's harry enton joins me now with the numbers. harry, we've got one week to get ready. how many people are going to make new year's resolutions? >> well, this is what i found so interesting is if you ask them now just before the new year are you going to make a resolution? they say 43% say yes on average since 2015, but look here, say they actually made one after the new year when all of a sudden they realize i might have to actually keep to it. only 29% say yes so four in ten will say yes and once we hit the new year it will be only be about three in ten. >> that tracks with my mentality. i'm not speaking for myself but
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how well do people stick to new year's resolutions? i find this mass fating. >> yeah, look, this -- if you ask them after the year is done. okay, have you actually stuck to your new year's resolution, look to this? 68% say yes. at least partially, but, of course, that's only among the ones who make one and say they made one, so it's that 68% of that say 28% or 29% who said that they made one after the new yore so what we're looking around is about 20% of folks who actually make a new year's resolution and say they keep to it in the entire population, so maybe you're one of those who right now is saying you know what i'll make one but then, you know, after the new year you actually decide i'm going to try and do it and of that proportion only about 68% actually are able to keep it at least partially. >> are there trends here? are any resolutions most popular? >> yeah, there are a few, a few. not necessarily the ones that i would do. >> you read my mind. >> right, exactly.
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>> exercise more. i don't think that that's necessarily in my future. eat healthier. you've actually been doing that half decently. save more money. i have to admit that's something i do fairly well. spend more time with family, maybe. be a better person. that's something that all of us can do. get a new job. good news, like my job and quit smoking. my mother was a pediatrician and two things she made me promise to do, always wear a seat belt in the car and never smoke and i do both of those. >> yet again i speak for everyone out there to say that this segment is not about you, but we can continue. i'm scared to ask but what is your resolution? >> a new new year's resolutions. number up, i actually want to exirsize. i want to be less paves. i want to be less passive. i know i come across perhaps aggressive in the air but basically in real life i'm afraid of speaking my mind sometimes and most important i want to pet even more dogs, shih
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tzu and lhasa apsos i love them. >> i'm going to give you what your resolution going to be. it's going to be buy new shoes to wear at work. if you see harry's shoes, the loafers he wears at work, you know what i'm saying. regardless, happy holidays, my friend. >> thank, you, too. >> thank you all so much for being here on this holiday. i'm kate balduan. cnn newsroom with poppy harlow starts right now. hello, everyone. i'm poppy harlow in new york in for ana cabrera. merry christmas eve for those who celebrate and it's a covid christmas eve and gathering home safely for the holidays is harder this year. it's not impossible. millions of americans, many of you may right now be hugging and enjoying family in large part thanks to vaccines, scientists and our front line


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