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at ross. yes for less. good morning, america. party's over. s.w.a.t. teams clearing spring breakers off the streets in miami beach. a state of emergency declared as the efforts to keep the crowd under control, and the tsa screening a record number of travelers. plus, the first case of the brazilian variant reported in new york. anguish at the border. migrants deported back to mexico as data obtained by abc news shows there are now more than 5,000 unaccompanied children and teens in border patrol custody. >> there's also dangerous overcrowding. >> we're right there on the ground to show you one of the largest migrant shelters in the country, and we're in washington with how the biden administration is handling all of this. next door to a rampage. a business owner describes the
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horror she heard when a gunman opened fire at one of three spas. as calls grow louder to stop violence against asian-americans. dangerous encounter. a father taking his young daughter into an elephant enclosure for a picture, only to have the animal charge right at them. >> we were standing right there yelling, dude, what are you doing? get out of there. >> the possible charges he's facing this morning. and baseball bucks. the sky-high prices you'll pay on the secondary market for a seat in the stands. the reason for the spike. plus, worth the weight? how a tiktok complaint led to an upgraded weight room for these ncaa players. good morning. this weekend the u.s. is closing in on 80 million people over the age of 18 getting at least one
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dose of the covid-19 vaccine. more than 30% of the adult population, and nearly 43 million are now fully vaccinated. that's almost 17% of adults. >> the steady pace of vaccinations may seen heartening. ditto for the following national case count. however, at least 15 states have seen an increase of at least 8% in case averages just over the past week. we don't know yet what's causing those numbers to rise, but new york is reporting its first case of the so-called brazilian variant in a person with no travel history. >> and all of this happening as officials in florida launch new crackdowns on spring breakers. take a look there. the streets of popular night spots overflowing with people, prompting an 8:00 p.m. curfew, and this weekend we're seeing another pandemic-era record for air travel across the country.
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zohreen shah is at l.a.x. this morning. zohreen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, whit. there have been a record number of travelers recently. you can see some of them right behind me. if you travel during the height of the pandemic, you remember many of these departure boards being practically empty. well, they are starting to fill up. a lot of people from here heading to vacation sites like florida where sometimes it doesn't even feel like there's a pandemic. overnight, s.w.a.t. teams clearing spring breakers. police firing pepper balls trying to break up these massive crowds partying in the streets of miami beach in florida. officials declaring a state of emergency. thousands flocking to south beach, packed shoulder to shoulder. no mask in sight and barely any social distancing. now miami officials saying party's over, with an 8:00 p.m. curfew and closing three causeways into the city. >> what's your message to people traveling to south florida right
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now? >> first of all, there's a pandemic, but more than that, if you're coming here because you think this is a place to let loose and do whatever you want, please don't come here. we're not an anything goes destination. >> reporter: but overwhelming crowds already forced this iconic clevelander restaurant to close until tuesday. >> they decided yesterday that given all the circumstances of the deteriorating safety situation, it would be better to close the food and beverage operations. >> reporter: spring break traffic a likely contributor to record numbers. friday tsa screened nearly 1.5 million people, the highest number since last march. the beach is not the only attraction in los angeles where there were more than 500 cases saturday. tourists hitting the hollywood walk of fame. >> people say los angeles was a place to be for vacation or just to go sightseeing. so i'm here to see what the hype is about. >> we're actually trying to keep our distance from other people with precautions because i know california is one of the top
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places that covid is really high, and the cases are high. >> reporter: health officials nationwide fearing a case surge from the tourism. >> people are going to areas where there's higher rates of transmission. that also creates some anxiety for us. texas, florida being two examples where the uk variant is more common. >> reporter: miami beach's mayor tells me that people are letting their guards down early with vaccinations. combine that with cheaper airbnbs, cheaper flights, and he's saying he's seeing people flock to their towns with numbers they've never seen, and it's causing concerns of another potential surge there. dan? >> zohreen, thank you so much. let's bring in dr. ashish jha. he's dean of brown university school of public health. dr. jha, good morning. as you just heard, miami beach has imposed that curfew on spring breakers. do you think if we brought it out here, that general cities have been re-opening too soon? >> yeah, good morning, dan. thanks for having me on. i think the answer is yes. 70%, 80% of americans haven't
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gotten their vaccine. we're close. we're at least a month or so away from all high-risk people getting vaccinated. opening up does put a lot of people at risk, so holding off for just a little bit longer is a much more prudent thing to do. >> what do we know about this brazilian variant? how effective are the vaccines against it? >> it's a great question. all the data we have so far suggests that the vaccines we have, particularly the j&j which was tested against the brazilian variant, but i think moderna and pfizer are going to hold up quite well against the brazilian variant. i'm not super worried about that. >> vaccination is ramping up in a lot of places. you've talked about it, but there's still a lot of hesitation out there. in one survey, about half of health workers -- we're talking about health workers here. half of them said they had not yet been vaccinated and of those, 60% of those said they hadn't decided yet, or simply
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will not get the vaccine. what do you make of those numbers? >> yeah, i understand why people are concerned. obviously this has all gone very quickly. my take is that health workers and others watch millions of americans get vaccinated and get protected, my hope is they will realize these vaccines are exceedingly safe, and they're being tested really, really well, better than most vaccines in many ways, and that will make people less hesitant and give them more confidence in the vaccines. i understand people are warming up to it and it'll take a little time. >> maybe public opinion will change with time. let's talk about children and the vaccine. more kids are participating in the moderna vaccine trial. do you expect us to have a vaccine for children in time for the new school year? >> wouldn't we all love that. i think that will be possible for older kids, maybe 12 to 17. again, don't know for sure. i think for younger kids, that's much less likely because these
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trials are just getting going, and that might not happen until later in the fall or maybe early 2022. >> so some time to wait on that score. dr. ashish jha. we love having you on. thank you for your analysis on a sunday morning. eva, over to you. now to the growing crisis on the border. over 15,000 unaccompanied minors now in u.s. custody. 5,000 of them with border patrol. immigration authorities sruggling to find places to hold them. matt gutman joins us with more from el paso. good morning to you, matt. >> reporter: good morning, eva. this border wall has failed to contain this humanitarian disaster. think of it in the sense of scale and overcrowding in these facilities. we've obtained data that shows that in a single border patrol facility here in texas designed to accommodate 250 children and teens, it is now crammed with nearly 3,900 kids, and the administration right now has no immediate fixes. this morning, the anguish of a
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mother deported, cradling her children. one of thousands the biden administration continues to deport to mexico daily. she's from honduras and says she was never told where she was going. she was picked up near brownsville, texas, flown 600 miles to el paso and put on another bus before being sent back across the border. this as the administration faces a perilous humanitarian crisis. data obtained by abc news showing there are now more than 5,000 unaccompanied children and teens in border patrol custody. >> what it looks like are children standing up with nowhere to sit down, children who can't all lay down at the same time, or can't lay down at all. there were babies who hadn't crawled in weeks because there was nowhere for mothers to put them down. it means a disaster. it means an inhumane disaster. >> reporter: over 600 of those children have been in custody for more than ten days.
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the legal limit is three. but there's also dangerous overcrowding. this border patrol facility here in el paso has a capacity of 260 beds for minors, but right now in those buildings, there are nearly 1,200 kids. we took a tour of one of the largest migrant shelters in the u.s., and watched as a bus load of haitian migrants arrived. the adults wearing ankle bracelets. small children in their arms. one pregnant mother separated from her husband, sobbing. >> the number one thing that refugees will tell you or talk about are their children. how do i protect my boy, my girl in my country? there isn't security. >> reporter: director reuben garcia predicts an even larger surge in the coming months. >> i believe that we're going to see a surge that will probably surpass what we saw in 2018/2019. i foresee that it could become
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something that we've never seen before just in the shared numbers. >> reporter: and here's what the administration says it plans on doing. first, creating more beds and more facilities. they also say they're planning these joint processing facilities that will more quickly streamline the transfer of kids from those warehouse-like conditions in border patrol stations to shelters that are specifically designed for kids. the question is how quickly they can get those up and running. whit? >> matt gutman for us. thank you so much. we do move now to washington where president biden is facing increasing pressure over the worsening situation at the border. abc's maryalice parks joins us now with more on the white house response. maryalice, good morning. >> reporter: whit, good morning. the white house is quick to point to their work they're already doing. they're saying because of covid concerns, they are deporting -- immediately deporting most adults. as for those unaccompanied
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minors, they say they know they need to find faster, better ways to connect kids with family members they might have here in the united states. they know they need to be careful and vet people though. they're linking up caseworkers with border patrol agents sooner to start that process sooner, but big picture, they also just need more beds. we've seen them open new sites like the dallas convention center. they announced another yesterday, and we expect them to open more sites soon. a white house source i spoke with yesterday said they're also working to re-open older, more permanent shelters that they have with hhs. they say the trump administration closed some of those down. they weren't fully staffed and they're working to make them more covid-safe, adding ventilation. all these moves designed to speed up processing times. they know they want to get kids out of the custody of customs and border protection. everyone here i talked to at the white house says they know that those customs and border protection facilities are not designed for children. they want them to be in more child-friendly places, but big
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picture again, those tough questions. should the white house have seen this coming? should they have been more prepared? should they be doing more to dissuade families from letting their children come and make such a dangerous journey? the white house source i spoke to last night said one thing they are not considering is deporting kids who are alone. whit? >> a lot of questions, and of course, the pandemic complicating all of it. maryalice, thank you. tune into a special edition of "this week" later this morning on the migration surge. martha raddatz reports from el paso, texas and interviews alejandro mayorkas and doug ducey, and representative judy chu discusses the alarming rise in anti-asian violence. that's coming up on "this week." dan? we do have one more note from washington. some of that fencing that was put up around the capitol in the wake of the january 6th riot, it is now coming down. workers have been taking down the outer perimeter a few days earlier than originally planned. capitol police there is no credible threat that warrants
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the fencing any more. we're told national guard troops will continue to maintain a presence there. now to the shootings in atlanta. several vigils being held overnight in honor of the eight victims and we're now hearing from a witness who is just speaking out. abc's elwyn lopez has more from atlanta. good morning, elwyn. >> reporter: good morning, eva. rallying calls to put a stop to anti-asian hate are playing out across the country. this as the entire community here continues to mourn the eight lives violently taken away. this morning, the deadly attacks in metro atlanta leaving a community shaken, and in disbelief. what did you hear? [ speaking foreign language ] you heard people inside the business screaming? >> yeah. >> reporter: rita barron and her husband alejandro own the business next door to the asian
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massage where the first of two shootings took place. the only thing separating them and two customers from the rampage was this wall pierced by a bullet. [ speaking foreign language ] this is where the bullet came through? >> si. >> reporter: of the eight victims, four were killed here. this couple knew all of them, including 33-year-old delaina yaun who spoke with rita about expanding her family just the day before. [ speaking foreign language ] >> she wanted to have another baby? she told you that? >> si. >> reporter: the mother of two robbed of the chance of having a third when investigators say the suspect, 21-year-old robert aaron long opened fire. her husband mario, helpless in the room next to her survived the attack. the killings forever shattering their loved ones. from coast to coast, growing outcries denouncing anti-asian attacks in the wake of the spa shootings. >> most times we don't stand up for ourselves, and it's very
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important that we do something about this. >> reporter: at a rally in pittsburgh, actress sandra oh leading the crowd in a chant. >> i'm proud to be asian! i belong here! >> reporter: this as investigators say they're not ruling out hatred as a motive for the atlanta area killings. georgia's attorney general releasing a statement, saying in part, that the asian-american community deserves to live free from fear, adding that justice must be done for the eight lives that were taken. and guys, rita tells me it was her husband who kept her and two customers inside their business from coming outside when gunfire rang out. whit? >> we're still hearing these incredible stories. elwyn lopez for us. thank you so much. we do want to turn now to the weather. rob marciano is joining us from norwalk, connecticut, this morning, but rob, you're also watching a storm developing out west. >> that's right, whit. nice and clear here in the east,
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but another storm dropping into the inner mountain west, and that will have impact across the country through the next couple of days. we'll take you through cottonwood canyon, just east and south of salt lake city. the snow was coming down yesterday. made travel difficult there. some cars and even an suv sliding off the road. they got about a half a foot or so up in the mountains at the ski resorts and this is helping the drought situation. here's where the storm is. we're expecting another pulse to come down actually into the cascades as the leading edge drops into denver. this is fresh off the 27 inches they saw last week. they'll get another six to maybe eight inches of snow in denver, and they got heavy rain, and that will include severe weather through dallas, oklahoma city, and little rock, maybe memphis as well. rain from minneapolis to chicago on tuesday, and another wave coming through missouri on thursday bringing rain into indianapolis and the ohio river valley as well. snowfall in the inner mountain west, 12 inches plus in some spots in colorado where they're still in drought, so they'll take it.
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good sunday morning. a pretty start in san francisco. it is cool out with the inland valleys in the 30s. this afternoon milder. we get into breezy and warmer pattern throughout the first half of the work week. highs today in the mid 60s in oakland, 68 in concord. 65 in san jose. the seven-day forecast, partly clclclclclclclclclclclclclclclcl we are two for two this clcl weekend on the coastal connecticut sunrise shots. what do you think? spectacular. >> whit keeps complaining that the background looks great, but the foreground doesn't look good. i don't know what that's about. >> a little crusty. >> well, the complaint department is busy at my house for sure. >> that beard is coming off soon. >> that's right. >> we're going to shave it off right here in the studio when it happens. probably not. well, the ncaa women's basketball teams now have a lot
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of training equipment that wasn't there yesterday. look at this. the workout gear showing up only after the university of oregon forward sedona prince posted this tiktok video that was viewed more than 6 million times showing the disparity between the male and female teams triggering outrage across the country. the ncaa apologizing to the women's ncaa tournament, and that tournament starts today. you can watch it on espn. clear difference, glad they fixed it. >> pretty clear cut case there. speaking of sports, major league baseball, the opening day is 11 days away, and the fans who were hoping to get back into the stands after last year's covid restrictions are finding a new obstacle. sky-high ticket prices on the secondary market and abc's trevor ault is on that story. >> dodgers have won it all in 2020. >> reporter: this morning, baseball diehards like lifelong cubs fan pete seed can't wait to
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get back to the game, but it might cost a pretty penny. >> we see stories about some stadiums where the cheapest tickets available on the secondary market right now are upwards of $500 per ticket. >> reporter: with stadiums capping their capacity to as little as 12%, those coveted remaining seats are in short supply, sending secondary market prices skyrocketing to hundreds or thousands of dollars. plus, with teams keeping the available seats in clusters of one to six people, you can often only find group tickets for sale. so the most affordable option on stubhub for the yankees opener is three tickets for more than $1,000. >> some of the cheapest opening day seats we could find are the rays and the marlins in miami. a pair of upper deck seats for $87 apiece. that same day, i could book a flight from new york to miami for $89. >> for fans that are looking for tickets for opening day and beyond, i'm sure they're a little shocked with the current price. we do expect as more and more fans have access to tickets as
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ticketholders, we expect that the prices will level out. >> reporter: the price spikes we're seeing are strictly secondhand. you might have to fight to get one directly from a team, but major league executives tell us the average ticket they sell this year will cost $48, the same it was in 2019. >> by and large, ticket prices are the same. clubs are very mindful of what's going on in the world, and, you know, the struggle that many families have. >> it's that milestone moment where we can say, okay. the light is at the end of the tunnel. we can see it. we're getting closer and closer and closer to what we all know to be normal life. >> reporter: trevor ault, abc news, new york. >> dan's been oiling up his glove for the baseball season. >> i can't wait to get back into the stands. >> pay a pretty penny for the ticket though. that's for sure. we have a lot to get to here on "gma."
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baptist church is partnering with black health initiative and african-american faith- based coalition for the event. it runs from noon until 6:00 today. those eligible include 18 and older who work in healthcare, restaurants, education and childcare and emergency services. now let's get a check on the weather. second day of spring featuring brilliant sunshine and warmer highs. 46 downtown, 37 in mountain view and half moon bay. 34 in in napa. low 60s downtown with mid and upper 60s inland. >>
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♪ i need you to hold on ♪ ♪ heaven is a place not too far away ♪ sorry. i was just laughing at dan dancing over here. welcome back to "gma" on this sunday morning. we are just hours away from justin bieber joining us from some of his new music right here on "gma." the singer dropped his new album "justice" on friday, and he will be performing some new music just for us tomorrow. >> dancing. >> never do i feel older than when i try to dance. the robot and tinman. >> that's right. a little rusty, but you're good with the instruments though. you do have rhythm. >> that's true. >> just not on the dance floor, at all. we got a lot to get to this morning, so let's get to our top stories we're following right now. the u.s. closing in on 80 million people getting at least one dose of the covid-19
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vaccine, and 43 million are now fully vaccinated. that's almost 17% of the adult population, and while that's all good news, at least 15 states have seen an increase of at least 8% in positive covid case averages over the last week. new fears that spring break festivities may cause an uptick of cases as well over the next few weeks with miami beach declaring a state of emergency, and imposing an 8:00 p.m. curfew. also right now, look at this. a volcano in iceland erupting for the first time in 6,000 years. lava seen spewing out of the volcano near the capital city. fortunately there was no threat to nearby towns. experts believe the eruption was due to recent earthquake activity. and number ten seed virginia cmmonwealth university has been knocked out of the ncaa tournament by coronavirus. the exit comes after three players tested positive. a no contest was called in the scheduled game with oregon on
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saturday night. we start this half hour though with the first woman to accuse new york governor andrew cuomo of sexual misconduct now calling for his impeachment in new york city. lindsey boylan saying she wants a transparent process. abc's trevor ault is back with more on that story. trevor, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, whit. lindsey boylan is 1 of now 8 women accusing governor andrew cuomo of some form of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior, including two women who still work for him, and with cuomo refusing to resign, boylan and others are calling on the state assembly to remove him from office immediately. this weekend, andrew cuomo's first accuser speaking out at a political rally, surrounded by a crowd of demonstrators who demanded impeachment. >> someone who abuses their power doesn't just do it to one woman or one community. they do it on some level to every person and every community. >> reporter: former aide lindsey
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boylan claims cuomo repeatedly sexually harassed her. allegedly kissing her without warning on one occasion inside his manhattan office. now as she's running for manhattan borough president, she says cuomo and his staff have tried to retaliate against her for sharing her story. cuomo has denied any sexual misconduct or harassment, though he's acknowledged he may have made others uncomfortable unintentionally, and he and his aides have denied withholding or lying about the nursing home deaths during the pandemic. >> when the governor should have been focused on leading us out of this pandemic, he was instead focused on covering up the deaths of 15,000 new yorkers and smearing me and my reputation. >> reporter: despite the majority of lawmakers in the state urging cuomo to step down, he has sternly refused to resign, asking the public to wait for the results of the investigations, and new york attorney general letitia james who is leading one of them, has so far been tight-lipped. >> the investigation is ongoing.
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we're still interviewing witnesses and there's not much to report other than that. >> reporter: and federal investigators are also digging into how the cuomo administration handled that data on nursing home deaths. so on top of struggling to keep his job, depending on what investigators find, cuomo could also face legal ramifications. dan? >> a lot going on on this story. trevor, thank you for the update. let's switch gears and get to the weather. rob marciano out in norwalk, connecticut on a beautiful morning in the northeast. rob, good morning again. >> good morning again. a beautiful first full day of spring. you can still see my breath. it's chilly, but it'll warm up nicely. very cool, and i want to show you a time lapse of the sun rising and the 12 hours of equal day and equal night. yesterday was the vernal equinox, and you can see people getting a share of the 12 hours of daylight. not everybody getting this amazing shot. the northern lights and in wisconsin, got a little peek of
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this yesterday with the greens flashing. chilly this morning, but temps into the 60s and 70s this afternoon across a good two-thirds of the country, and looking ahead this week, in northeast, detroit, philly, pittsburgh, new york city, will see temperatures 60s and 70s, 20 degrees above average. good morning. walnut creek about a 30 degree climb today with the dry air mass. starting out in the mid 30s, mid 60s for the afternoon. pleasanton, this weather report sponsored by trulicity. back to you from norwalk, connecticut. >> rob, you look like a little -- your captain salute. >> aye-aye. >> an ahoy matey. >> sorry. got it wrong. >> more of a pirate.
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welcome back to "gma." the scary moments at the famed san diego zoo. authorities say a man was spotted slipping into the elephant habitat with his 2-year-old daughter. abc's elizabeth schulze has more. >> reporter: a 25-year-old father arrested facing possible charges of child cruelty after a dangerous encounter at the san diego zoo. the father allegedly getting through two fences, one of them electric, carrying his 2-year-old daughter into an elephant habitat. >> a 2-year-old juvenile was taken into the elephant enclosure by a male who climbed over the fence and under the rope. >> reporter: police say the man was trying to takea photo when a startled elephant began to charge. >> it looks like the elephant charged at the male and the male dropped the juvenile as he ran away. >> reporter: the man briefly dropping the child before picking her up. the elephant coming within feet
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before they escape. >> we were standing right there, and we're yelling, dude, what are you doing? get out of there. get the baby out. >> reporter: remarkably both coming out unharmed. the elephant, 1 of more than 3,500 rare and endangered animals at the world famous zoo, also safe. >> we don't have people work with a bunch of other animals working with the elephants. it's important they develop a tight bond, and trust and understanding between the elephant and their keeper. when a stranger goes into an elephant area, that can be very dangerous. >> reporter: the incident, the latest close call where strangers treaded onto animals' turf at the zoo. this woman at an arizona zoo crossed a barrier to take a selfie with a jaguar. the large cat striking back. then there was this 3-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla enclosure in ohio, getting dragged through a moat before zookeepers shot and killed the primate. the boy was not seriously injured. the san diego zoo says they responded promptly to the incident with the father and
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this child, but by the time security officials had arrived, they had already gotten out of the habitat unharmed, dan. >> we're glad the child was unharmed at the very least. thank you for your reporting. coming up on "gma," back to the office. once the pandemic starts to wane, the jobs that are more likely to want you to put in some face time. swollen, painful. tremfya® is approved to help reduce joint symptoms in adults with active psoriatic arthritis. some patients even felt less fatigued. serious allergic reactions may occur. tremfya® may increase your risk of infections and lower your ability to fight them. tell your doctor if you have an infection or symptoms or if you had a vaccine or plan to. tremfya®. emerge tremfyant™. janssen can help you explore cost support options.
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it's been a year since corporate america sent most of its employees home to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus, but now from interns to executives, many companies are preparing their teams to begin trickling back as early as the summer. this morning, as more states relax restrictions, millions of americans are wondering when they will return to the office. as an industry, banking and financial services ceos are the most vocal in saying they want their employees back in the office. >> we're encouraging everybody to get vaccinated. >> it's hard to inculcate culture and character and all those things when you have the zoom world. >> reporter: but risks to those plans exist. hsbc's hong kong office closed until further notice after three people in the building tested positive for covid-19. >> this is a very unique intersection that we're in the
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middle of right now in terms of trying to determine and figure out what is the the most ideal space for us to all live and work and play, and there will be some pushing and pulling in both directions as organizations and people figure that out. >> reporter: tech ceos are showing flexibility about where their employees are based. facebook says as many as 50% of its employees may be remote. twitter staff can work from home forever if they would like. salesforce is adapting flexible work even after the pandemic ends. there are standouts. google just announced it will spend $7 billion on office space and data centers in 2021. as for ford, experts call its return strategy a hybrid after telling more than 30,000 workers they can continue to work from home using office space when needed for group projects and meetings. experts say how the physical space is managed is important. these images show some of the new features workers may see
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when they go back. as for how american workers feel, the latest gallup poll shows that more than half of workers are currently remote all or part of the time, and a clear 23% said they would stay remote if given the option. the ceo of the company lasting impressions says her policy is flexibility. >> we have people who are eager to get back into the office. they're ready to see clients. they want to have that interaction. then we have other people who are not ready for it. >> reporter: one data company called yext surveyed 135,000 partner companies and out of all of those, july is most likely the return. for fall, everyone back under one roof. dan? >> parts of it will be great, and some parts will be complicated. it'll be a messy experience like it's been.
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thank you for your reporting. everybody, we'll be right back with "pop news." i don't know anybody who's had it. your uncle had shingles. you mean that nasty red rash? and donna next door had it for weeks. yeah, but there's nothing you can do about it. camera man: actually, shingles can be prevented. shingles can be whaaaat? camera man: prevented. you can get vaccinated. baby, call the doctor. camera man: hey! you can also get it from your pharmacist! 50 years or older? get vaccinated for shingles now. hi sabrina! >>hi jen! so this aveeno® moisturizer goes beyond just soothing sensitive skin?
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ask your doctor about jardiance. ♪ it's that music. time for "pop news," and in for janai norman this weekend is shirleen allicott, and our good friend. >> so nice to meet you, eva. >> and you too. >> thank you for having me once again. you guys have been amazing. i love this story. i can't wait to share it. fans of the movie "mrs. doubtfire," did you guys see it? >> oh, yes. >> who hasn't? starring the late robin williams. okay, they are obsessing over a rumored nc-17 rated version, and now the director is setting the record straight. columbus explains what happened during the making of the 1993 movie following the original script. williams who was also known for
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his amazing improv skills was allowed to do his thing, quote/unquote, in nearly two dozen takes in various scenes. columbus assures fans there is no nc-17 version. sorry, y'all, but he says there is an r-rated version, and he says he would be open to revealing the scenes in a documentary. he says the current version shouldn't be changed. maybe we shouldn't sully the memory of "mrs. doubtfire." >> but i'm curious. aren't you curious? >> i don't know about this. >> the '80s and '90s hairdo. that was awesome. >> i had some of those. now to the california doctor who cleverly used the broadway hit "hamilton" to inspire americans to get a covid-19 vaccine. take a look. ♪ i'm not throwing away my shot ♪ ♪ i'm not throwing away my shot ♪ >> what? the doctor appropriately and epically remixing the "my shot" song.
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he recruited fellow healthcare workers for the video. he says it took three months to create, and the video gaining national attention and racking up nearly 100,000 views on youtube. anything to get people to get the vaccine. >> yep. >> you know who also remixed to get people to get the vaccine, right? dolly parton, remember? that song "jolene." well, she's a force, dolly parton, and it's official, with the singer/songwriter, she's starring in her own comic book, she's headlining her own edition of the female force series. she's joining the ranks of mother teresa, betty white and oprah, no big deal. the comic will tell her story and highlight her status as a powerhouse singer, songwriter, multiinstrumentalist, author, businesswoman, i'm out of breath, and philanthropist. don't forget that. we really cannot compete with you, dolly. just amazing. female force, dolly parton is
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set for release on march 31st. >> yep. >> i love dolly. >> great job, shirleen. come back any time. >> thank you guys for having me. >> you're welcome. any time. thank you for joining us on this sunday morning. stay tuned for martha with "this week" coming up right here on abc. good morning, everybody. san francisco is on tap track to enter the orange tier which means bars will be allowed to serve customers outdoors without food. offices and retail can reopen with modifications. the city
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will limit offices to 25% capacity and will limit indoor retail and restaurants 250% capacity or 200 people. orange tier also allows for outdoor performances. state guidelines allow for live sports and capacity starting next month but local health officials are still ironing out the details for the giants for opening day. the city expects to confirm the move to the orange tier on tuesday and would go into effect on wednesday. new to tell some effort to keep the historic university from closing. the 170-year-old notre dame need university will transfer me to graduate an online school. this is video from a rally there last march. it is facing challenges raising money and is seeing a declining enrollment. now let's get a check of the weather. good morning to you from the north bay. you can see if you hear where temperatures are chilly in the upper 30s at the coast, 39 in
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morgan hill, 36 in san francisco. it's gorgeous out there and we will see numbers from the 30s and the north the bay valley come up anywhere from 5 to 9 degrees cooler than yesterday morning with upper elevation winds that are mixing the atmosphere. mount diablo with wind gusts at 47. today mid and upper 60s away from the coast and warmer midweek. >> this week with
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