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hello, everyone. i'm erica hill in for kate bolduan. poised to make a big move to ease inflation. 100 million americans gripped by a dangerous heat wave and covid vaccines for youngest kids could be days away. that's what we're watching at this hour. we begin with the federal reserve on the verge of making biggest interest rate hike in
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nearly three decades. all, of course, in an effort to slow slowing inflation. in hours, the fed expected to announce raising rates by 0.75. that will make it more expensive to pay for things like a mortgage. the biden administration under growing pressure to do more to avoid a recession. retail sales fell last month. consumers feeling the squeeze from the record high gas prices, inflation and already rising interest rates. let's begin our coverage with cnn's matt egan live in washington taking a closer look at the fed's big move expected today, matt. >> reporter: erica, this is shaping up to be an historic day for the american economy. in just under three hours, the federal reserve is expected to take aggressive action to try to tame inflation. prices surging so rapidly that economists and investors now expect the fed to raise interest rates by 0.75%. this is a big deal. some context, just six months ago or so, there was a debate over whether or not the fed would raise interest rates by
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that much all year. now they're doing it in a single meeting. we haven't seen anything like that since 1994. and for families, this means higher borrowing costs on mortgages and credit cards and car loans. the covid era of free money is over in a big way. now, we should note this was not the way that jerome powell and the federal reserve wanted this to play out. they preferred to raise interest rates gradually, which is what they did in 2015 and 2016, we have a chart on this. interest rates went up very gradually. they were sort of gently slowing the economy, but they don't have that luxury this time because inflation is so high that they really have to aggressively move interest rates higher and that line on the right is going to go significantly higher today, that means higher borrowing costs. the fed is late to inflation, erica. the fed realizes it. they can catch up. no one should doubt they catch up but the tricky part is catching up without causing a
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recession. >> yeah. that is the delicate balance. we'll see how that works out as we continue to follow it. thank you. president biden says fighting inflation is his number one domestic priority. this morning, we learn the president sent a letter to major oil refineries calling on them to increase supplies. cnn's john harwood live at the white house with more. what does the president want these companies to do? >> reporter: what he wants them to do is give him some assistance with what, as you indicated, erica, is the top priority. the top priority as a matter of politics. as matt egan was just indicating, the principle responsibility for controlling inflation now rests with the federal reserve. but the president of the united states is the face of the american government. that means pressure from the public about inflation is being directed to joe biden and he's trying to respond to that pressure. there's only limited things he can do, particularly on gas prices. those oil prices are set on a global market. one thing he can do is try to
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override some of the concerns about human rights and go meet with the saudi leadership, which he's going to do in a few weeks and another thing he can do is ask oil companies, oil drillers and oil refiners to increase supply to reduce prices. he's written that letter. you can see the list of these companies on the screen. they include exxonmobil, chevron, bp and shell, and what he's saying is, please, take whatever actions you can to increase supply with the suggestion that maybe the government would take some action later. here's jennifer granholm, the energy secretary this morning on new day. >> i'm just saying that no tool has been taken off the table and he wants to hear from the refineries, the companies who are doing refining to see what is the bottleneck and how to increase supply, and also asking, of course, for the oil and gas industry to increase supply as well by drilling more. they are about 100 rigs shy of what they were before covid. they need to increase supply.
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>> reporter: so no option taken off the table, but that also means no action has been taken yet by the president. he'll see what response he gets from the oil companies and see whether pressures otherwise get reduced on oil and gas prices. right now, there's no sign of that particularly as we enter the summer driving season, erica. >> john harwood with the latest from the white house. thank you. every american is feeling the impact of the record-high gas prices. you don't need to drive to feel it. aaa reporting the national average of regular gas is $5.01 a gallon and other states, $5.50 a gallon. live in las vegas where prices have skyrocketed. that may be putting it mildly at this point, gabe. >> reporter: erica, that's right. $5.75 at this las vegas station and look, drivers across the country could be seeing prices like this in the weeks ahead, that national average gas price is 5$.01 a gallon.
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take nevada. the state has the second highest average gas price, but workers here in many cases make lower salaries, certainly lower than california, the state with the highest average gas price and so if you look at the data, the average worker here has to work the longest amount of time. three hours on average, in order to afford to fill their tank. aaa surveyed drivers earlier this year. many of them said 70, 75% of drivers said this type of price point, $5 a gallon, $5.50, they would change driving habits but demand hasn't slowed down. what we hear from drivers is they're cutting other expenses or just working more hours. take what this las vegas woman told us. >> i need to cut so many
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expenses. i don't go to movies anymore. i don't do many other things. it's just work and live to work. >> reporter: and unfortunately, drivers like elsa likely won't see relief until at least july and then, erica, experts think we could hit $6 a gallon nationally by late summer. >> $6 a gallon nationally. that is rough to hear. appreciate it, thank you. joining me, a member of the white house council of economic advisers. it's good to have you with us this morning. as we look at where things stand, we know how painful it is for so many americans across the country. there's a searing headline this morning in the market that reads lose fate that fed can handle inflation. do you think the president has faith that the fed can't handle inflation? >> certainly. the president believes in the fed, and the fed is the first line of defense against rising prices, but the president
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continues to do everything in his power and to call on congress to do everything in their power to help families in this hour of need. as families are struggling with high prices at the pump and other things, in large part, at this point, due to putin's unprovoked war in ukraine. but the president's made very clear that he respects the independence of the fed, while he is taking action himself as he did today by reaching out to oil companies nationwide to ask them to do their part to bring refinery capacity online to help families cope with the prices at the pump. >> let's talk specifically about the letter. to your point, the president asking them to bring more refineries online to increase supply on the production there, what's the incentive for these companies? i mean, at the same time, there is a push in this country away from gas-powered vehicles. >> reporter: certainly. what we have seen is that putin's unprovoked war in
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ukraine has disrupted global oil markets. it's disrupted supply. the united states and other countries, it refused to buy this oil that is now tainted by the war , and that's led to higher prices and globally but one of the things we've seen is that even though this is a core reason that prices have gone up at the pump for families, it's actually the case that there's this unprecedented gap between the amount of money that refiners are paying for the crude oil that they're giving in for the global markets and what they are then charging for the oil to turn into gasoline and go to the pump. their profit margin since the beginning of the year are up by three times, that's unprecedented, and there's a growing gap between that crude oil price and gas prices. >> right, so that's something -- >> the core thing the president wants to address today. >> understandably, but we've been down that road. so the president now saying, let's work together, but again,
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i'm just curious, what is the incentive for these oil companies when, if they're looking down the line, right, and saying in a number of years in the not too distant future, more cars may be hybrids or plug-in electric. is there an incentive for those companies today? >> well, this is the thing. we are stuck in this moment where we continue to be reliant on global oil and the prices, and we need to do everything we can to make sure that consumers can get the needed energy and the president is also made clear his commitment to help businesses, firms and families make it through this transition. that was a core part of the president's agenda that he put forward to congress that is still sitting there, waiting for action to help reduce prices that families pay for energy. but let's remember, the president also took steps last week to help smooth that transition to clean energy. taking historic steps with the defense production act to help make it possible for producers to ramp up production in solar
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and heat pumps and the like, but also recognized that we have to solve these problems in the here and now, and that's back to these refiners to do their part. >> let's talk about the here and now. these are a little bit rapid fire because we're getting tight on time. give me a time frame. let's say more refineries were brought online. the supply was increased. give me a specific. when, and by how much will american consumers start to see a difference at the pump? >> well, certainly, when you see these rising profit margins, there is latitude for those refiners to make different choices, but we also know that in the year before the president took office, 800,000 barrels of oil capacity was taken offline. so they could re-up that and that could very quickly help increase supply and help address the crisis. >> i think a lot of americans at home, myself included, every time i fill up my car, what does
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fairly quickly mean? are we talking about weeks or months? >> i think it all depends on the kinds of conversations that the president will have with these refiners and do they need both carrots and sticks? some of this, congress could take serious steps to lower other kinds of costs families are facing, prescription drugs and health care and child care. there are steps to take in the here and now. >> one last question. a yes or no. the white house, this morning, secretary granholm was on on new day with john berman and asked specifically about whether or not taxes on these oil companies and said that nothing is off the table here. so i'm just curious, is the push here for the oil companies, that they either need to boost their supply or that the president, the white house, the government is going to hit the bottom line? >> the president made very clear in his letter that he will use the full powers at his disposal and wants to start this
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conversation now. >> heather boushey, i appreciate you joining us. thank you. christine romans with us now. you follow all of this so closely. not just our viewers but we come to you on cutting through the government talk here. what we heard from heather boushey is what we heard the last few months. pinning this on putin, and the green companies. the putin part is part of it. what about this letter? what is this actually going to do? i don't feel like we're getting a lot of answers. >> the inflation fighter here is the fed. the white house is trying to show that it is on the case, that it understands that americans' purchasing power is going down and this is the number one topic of conversation. they see these record profits for oil companies and they understand the optics are just terrible. so they're trying to work with the industry to move forward here, but you're absolutely right to talk about the transition to energy because we
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have to do both at the same time. we have to focus on getting supply right now, supply of something that we want to move away from in the future. so the incentive for energy companies to be adding refining capacity and drilling more when you know that 20 years down the road, this is not going to be a priority, that's kind of a hard sell for the investors behind those. >> that's the delicate dance. right thing for the american consumer, it's not in their best business interest. so based on your conversations, right, with folks in the finance industry, on wall street, is there a sense that there is another incentive here? something else the administration can do to try to get those oil companies on board to help bring prices down? >> of course, the threat of a wind fall tax, which might not even pass a divided senate, but unclear what the administration could do on its own. but at some point, high prices cure high prices. the prices get so high that these drillers and refiners, they want to get, they want to
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make more money from the higher prices. sometimes the high prices actually start to cool demand, also start to incentivize more production. >> we'll be watching it. nice to see you. the january 6th committee asking republican congress for more information about this tour group which he led into the capitol complex on the eve of the insurrection. more on that new video and details next. when it comes to safety, who has more iihs top safety pick plus awards— ththe highest level of safety u can earn? subaru. when it comes to longevity, who has the highest percentage of its vehicles still on the road after ten years?s? subaru. and when it comes to brand loyalty, who does jd power rank number one in the automotive industry for three consecutive years? subaru. it's easy to love a car you can trust. it's easy to love a subaru. if you wake up thinking about the market and want to make the right moves fast... get decision tech. for insights on when to buy and sell.
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releasing this video a short time ago, showing individuals photographing stairwells and security checkpoints and hallways and areas of the capitol complex according to chairman betty thomas not typically of interest to tourists. cnn's ryan nobles on capitol hill with these new developments. this is not the first time they've asked for some information from the representative. will it go forward? >> reporter: doesn't seem like, a lot resistant to cooperate on any level and has been pretty vigorous in his defense there was nothing suspicious about his tour but what the committee is doing for the first time is displaying evidence as to why they want answers to exactly what was in connection with this individual who they have on surveillance video taking pictures of areas of the capitol normal tour goers, security checkpoint into the capitol
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complex, and also in possession of video of him walking to the capitol on january 6th where he specifically calling out the house speaker nancy pelosi, brandishes a flag with a tip that has a pointed spear attached to it and makes, essentially, threatening claims against members of congress. those two things combined are a part of why the committee wants more information about this particular individual and his relationship with him. now, it's important to point out, this individual did come and speak to the january 6th committee. so they have interviewed him and also, this individual has not been accused of any crimes. he's not been charged with anything. there's nothing specifically that implicates him in a crime, but of course, this comes against the backdrop of democratic members of congress accusing republican members of congress of giving what they describe as reconnaissance tours in the days leading up to january 6th. this is part of what chairman
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betty thompson said in the letter. quote, individuals on the tour photographed and recorded areas of the complex not typically of interest to tourists, including hallways, staircases, and security checkpoints. the other interesting aspect of all of this, erica, the capitol police sent a letter to rodney davis, the chairman of the administration committee earlier this week where they said they had reviewed the video tape and found nothing suspicious about this tour. quite a bit of back and forth here between the two sides involved in this particular issue. >> a lot of back and forth. one quick question before we drill down a little bit more. this person identified who was interviewed with the committee, did this person actually enter the capitol complex on january 6th? do we know for sure? >> yeah, so there's no evidence of that, krerica. no evidence he entered the capitol. congressman said everyone involved in that tour from his perspective never entered the
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capitol on january 6th, but we have no evidence to dispute that claim at this point. >> ryan, stay with us. i want to bring in cnn legal analyst, elliott williams, a former deputy attorney general. elliott, as ryan pointed out on monday, the capitol police released this letter and said they do not consider any of the activities we observed as suspicious, noting in that same letter, they train officers on being alert for people conducting surveillance or reconnaissance. that letter comes monday. this monday, 48 hours later, this video and letter released from bennie thompson. what do you make of this push by the committee? >> look, erica, this might be evidence of a really serious violent crime or crime against the united states or it might be a video of souths tak citizens walking through the capitol as they do all the time. i used to see people taking pictures all the time. three people can answer that
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question. representative loudermilk and then the individuals taking photographs and the capitol police. all need to come in, and i think and frankly hope the committee has evidence they're willing to put on tomorrow to help clear this up. there's always factual disputes in investigations and prosecutions, and you clear them up. and the way to do it here is get the folks and see what they have to say, but of course, i don't want to minimize what this looks like. it looks suspicious, but people do get tours all the time. it's just hard to tell from snippets of video. >> ryan, give us a sense too for those who don't work in the capitol complex. this is your office, ryan nobles, you were around these halls. you know this area so well. the specific areas where the tour was being led. so chairman thompson said taking pictures of things and areas that are not typically of interest to tourists, but they were there, was there anywhere we know of in terms of where this group was that was breached on january 6th, or was an alternate exit or entry point, were any of those areas raising
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susp suspicion? >> reporter: from what i can tell in the video and my colleague daniella diaz went to take pictures to compare to what he would have been taking pictures of and what's interesting about it is there are pictures of what would be a security expansion where capitol police officers would be stationed in an area that leads into the capitol building. there's another section where he's clearly taking a picture of a tunnel, which is a subway that leads between the rayburn office building and where i'm standing in the capitol that is a direct entrance into the capitol. how that marries with what happened on january 6th, there wasn't a ton of people moving from the house office buildings into the capitol. that's not the way the riot kind of commenced. they stormed the capitol itself. they didn't need to come in from the house office buildings that are adjacent, but clearly, the pictures that this individual
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seems to be taking don't seem to be of what you describe of a tourist interested in looking at later on. now, obviously, different people come for different reasons to see different things, so it's hard to get into the mind of the individual, but that's got to be why the committee brought him in to have a conversation with him. but the other point i need to make that's important about all of this, erica, people weren't getting tours at this time. this was the height of covid. it was pre-vaccine. the idea that you're even in the complex on that day, that alone has got to be a part of the concern here for the committee has as they investigate this. >> tomorrow's hearing, we're told, is going to focus on the pressure campaign on mike pence. for him to stand in the way of the election being certified, as we know, how effective, elliot, will it be to hear about mike pence if we didn't hear, if we don't, rather, hear directly from the former vice president? >> oh, but the people that we're
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likely to hear from were in the room when it happened. martin, and then his legal counsel, greg jacob. these people would have been privy to meetings he attended and conversations he had and helped fill in the gaps and notin not notably, erica, the committee released an explosive video talking about john eastman, an individual who a federal court already said is likely to have committed a crime, in the form of obstructing congress in concert with the president and all part of this ongoing plot, the pressure that mike pence was a part of. i don't think you necessarily need to hear from mike pence given the wattage of the folks who are testifying around him who, frankly, you're probably going to get far more useful testimony out of anybody. >> quickly before we let you go, a lot of back and forth after we saw this public disagreements or contradictions, shall we say, between members of the committee, specifically about whether there would be criminal charges referred to the doj, a
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referral there. adam shiff pushing back on that saying these aren't disagreements, we just haven't talked about it. what are you hearing behind the scenes of the committee? >> i think the committee is in a place where they want to hold someone accountable and they're trying to figure out the best path toward that level of accountability. and the question that they're wrestling with is, is it valuable for them to present the evidence as they have it and then let the department of justice decide for themselves or do they need to give the department of justice a nudge to say, we think this is a crime, you need to investigate it, and do that in some sort of a formal sense and that's the back and forth you see playing out in realtime and in public by the committee. some members of chairman bennie thompson told me initially he thought they didn't need to offer the nudge, and obviously pushed back saying it's part of the deliberations but definitely something the committee is wrestling with. kr erica?
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as the war in ukraine enters its fourth month, russia is making more gains in the eastern part of ukraine. president zelenskyy imploring the west to send more heavy weapons. cnn just learned the biden administration is expected to announce new round of military aid soon. cnn's ben wedeman joining us live now from ukraine with more. ben, good morning. >> reporter: yes, we understand that the united states is going to announce that they will provide a billion dollars in additional military aid to ukrainian armed forces under these very difficult circumstances. they are going to provide, according to that u.s. official, howitzers, artillery, ammunition, and coastal defense systems. now, the other day, we spent a good deal of time with ukrainian soldiers trained in the use of u.s. supply light arms and what is very clear, whether you speak
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ordinary soldiers or their commanders is that what they need most, what ukraine has needed most now for several months since the beginning of this offensive in the eastern part of the country is heavy long range artillery. the battle is still raging in one final corner of the city of severodonetsk, about an hour's drive east of here, and that city has been bombarded for months now by russian artillery, which, of course, the russians have far more artillery than the ukrainians. this situation has basically gotten worse and worse in the last two months. the ukrainians will obviously be grateful that the u.s. and allies are going to be announcing other pack knoages ie coming days but they need this help and they need it now. erica? >> thank you, ben wedeman with the latest for us. thank you. coming up, two officers
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18-year-old accused of killing ten black people in a racist attack at a buffalo grocery store. and we are just moments away at this point from attorney general merrick garland holding a news conference. he arrived in buffalo a short time ago. cnn's brynn gingras live with more this hour. brynn? >> reporter: erica, the attorney general actually just left the scene here where i am. the memorial. and he's going to announce the federal charges formally with other members of the doj. in about 15 minutes or so. 26 charges against this 18-year-old shooter related to hate crimes and also firearm related charges as you just laid out for your viewers, and this complaint was filed about an hour ago or so in the western district of new york and really gives some horrific details of the evidence that was collected by federal authorities in this case. details, some that we knew and some we didn't, but all horrific
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in explaining why these hate-crime related charges can move forward. some of which include how this 18-year-old shooter was targeting black people inside this grocery store, specifically picked it because of the zip code of this area, predominantly black community. the fact he fired 60 shots inside the store. we learned federal agents raided the suspect's home and in the home, found a note where he apologized to his family for carrying out this attack and saying that he had to do it because of the future of the white race, end quote. so just a lot of details that we're learning in this criminal complaint, and of course, with these new charges, they're in addition to state charges that the 18-year-old shooter was already facing but this raises the penalty that he could face if convicted because the death penalty is on the table. we get the announcement soon, erica, and then we're learning that garland and others will be visiting some of the first responders of that day, that horrific incident here in buffalo that happened one month ago yesterday, erica. >> one month.
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brynn, i appreciate it. thank you. to southern california, two police officers are dead after responding to reports of a stabbing at a motel. police say the officers were fired upon when they arrived on the scene. authorities say they were shot at in the room where the incident started, and then in the parking lot as the suspect fled, the suspect, authorities say, was also shot and killed. we're also learning new details about the two slain officers. one of them, a multi-decade of the force and another on the job for less than a year. both are being remembered as devoted family men dedicated to their community. nearly 100 million americans at this hour facing excessive heat warnings and advisories, from northern florida where you expect all the way up into michigan. that is almost a third of the entire u.s. population dealing with this heat. cnn's omar jiminez live in chicago now with more. oof, it is rough out there. >> reporter: yeah, erica.
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it's hard to believe a day and a half ago, we were dealing with tornado warnings in the chicago area and now we're dealing with excessive heat. we're at one of six cooling centers located in the city of chicago at community service locations, just to try to give people some relief, and that's important because of course, everyone has to remember, not everyone has air-conditioning here. so it's not just cooling centers like these outside of the 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. hours. they're pointing people towards libraries and splash zones to try to get, again, some form of relief. i want you tho take a listen toa doctor who says how dangerous this heat can get and how quickly it can happen. >> when you are not making sweat anymore, a new phase because your body isn't responding the way it's supposed to respond. it can take days, it can take months. you can get kidney disease, you can get heart disease. it's not a little deal to get sick from the heat.
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>> reporter: and of course, the most vulnerable here, infants and the elderly. chicago, in particular, knows how deadly this heat can get. there's one particular heat wave in the '90s that killed hundreds of people as a result of heat-related deaths. luckily, we're supposed to get relief in the evening hours but until then, a long hot day in chicago. in the midwest. >> very long day, for sure. appreciate it. i hope you can go cool off now. as we take a look around the country, yellow stone national park remains closed for a second day after the record-breaking floodwaters triggered, destroyed roads as well. officials now say part of the park may actually stay closed for the rest of the year. cnn's nick watt has the latest from montana. >> reporter: erica, we are at the northern entrance to the park and this northern entrance is going to remain closed for some time, probably for the whole of the summer. perhaps even beyond. the problem? the yellow stone river.
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about three months' worth of water barrelled down this channel in the course of just three days. it was a late, late dump of snow that early high temperatures in the summer that melted that snow, add in some rain and this river rose to historic records, all highs. now, here, where i'm standing, this used to be a home for national park workers. we'll show you the video right now of the home being washed away. the other thing that was washed away? the only access road into the north of the park which used to run alongside the yellowstone river and is now been washed out in a number of places. that could take months to repair. now, thousands of people were in the park. most of them have now been taken out. there are still some bat country hiking groups.
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they're in contact with officials. they don't appear to be in great danger right now, but climate change is wreaking havoc for the people who live and work here and rely on this part, and also for the thousands of americans who want to visit this park. more than 2 million acres, a thousand miles of trails, 5,000 geysers, the oldest national park in america, now entirely closed. they think they'll be able to open the west and the south. maybe in a few days, maybe in a week or so. they might have to introduce a reservation system so it doesn't get packed, but this northern part, this is going to be closed for some time, and there's another potential issue. there is still about 12 inches of snow packed up there, and high temperatures are predicted in the 60s and 70s, even the altitude for this weekend. so that could mean more water barrelling down the yellow stone river. erica? >> more water, the last thing we
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happening now advisers for the fda meeting at this hour to discuss a vote on covid vaccines for kids under the age of five. if authorize, i think the youngest kids could begin getting shots as soon as next week. the vaccine advisers voted to authorize moderna's second option for parents in addition
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to pfizer. elizabeth cohen is joining me now with more. this is a moment that so many parents have been waiting for, for the tiniest kids out there, starting at just six months. >> that's right. finally, parents will be able to get a vaccine for their very young children. let's take a look at what that efficacy data looks like, erica first the moderna and the pfizer version of this. when they looked at children's blood when they gave them this vaccine their anti-body was as good as it was in adults. so the estimated efficacy in a trial of 6,000 children, when you looked at 2-to-5-year-olds, it was 32 to 36%. that is not great. when you looked at six months to 23 months, it was 50.6%, barely over what would be considered effective. if we look at the pfizer vaccine covid-19 vaccine for young children. good anti-body results, a
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clinical trial with 4500 children the efficacy was 80% against getting ill, pfizer is three doses, moderna is only two. so you seem to be getting a better response with three doses than two. i think it's also important to note here that while these, that this is preliminary data, this is not sort of the final data, now, let's take a look at these doses. as we said, pfizer is three doses. sow get one dose, another one three weeks later. another one eight weeks later. moderna one dose and another four weeks later. there is a chance moderna in the future will be a three-dose vaccine. the doses are way lower from six months to four years, it's three micrograms. it gets larger as people get older. for the maude narcs it also gets bigger. let's take a look. a lot of parents might be thinking to themselves, boy, the people that i know who have gotten sick, oh, why am i
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vaccinating my child with an experimental vaccine? because it is experimental? why am i doing this when children don't seem to get very sick. i want to show you some numbers that really, plain the answer to this question. take a look all the way to the right. that's about how many deaths there were for children with covid. about 600 last year for measles, for mumps, chicken pox, all sorts of other things before vaccination, far fewer children died. in other words, it is worth vaccinating. you don't know if your child will be one of the ones that gets sick. >> i appreciate the update there. thank you. thanks to all of you for joining me at this hour. politics with john king starts after this quick break. stay with us. zblm to giv e back? what do you want to be remembered for? that's your why. it's y your purpose, and we will work with you
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