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♪ and snow-pening day. baseball off to a white hot start right off the bat. >> miguel cabrera.
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>> all the action and mishaps as fans flock back to the stands. good morning, america. as we head into this holiday weekend, great to be with you everybody. >> good to have you here, yes, welcome. >> thanks. >> we've been here all week. >> talking about it at the top of the show. it landed in your lap. >> take a look at this, folks. miguel cabrera. he takes a whack at that ball. it is on its way out. it's gone but guess what, because of the snow he didn't know it. he couldn't tell that he had hit a home run so he went sliding into second. but it was that kind of day yesterday. weather caused all kinds of havoc. >> good day for him. great to see fans back in the stands but the crowds were smaller than normal because of covid restrictions and positive test for players that postponed
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the mets and nationals game, this comes as the race to vaccinate is ramping up america closing in on 100 million people with at least one dose. >> as we head into the holiday weekend with half the country seeing alarming surges in cases and now those concerns variants continuing to spread and erielle reshef joins us from the javits center. a mass vaccination site. good morning, erielle. >> reporter: good morning, cecilia. the cdc is working on new travel guidelines but ahead of their release americans are planning to gather and travel ahead of the holiday weekend and experts are concerned as cases continue to rise. as families from coast to coast prepare to celebrate the easter holiday weekend concerns over the spread of covid-19. cases are up 17% in the last two weeks. officials warning large gatherings this weekend could lead to more infections. in massachusetts, this church canceling their in-person easter services after staff members
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tested positive. this, as the race to vaccinate across the country, ramps up. hospital admissions climbing in 20 states, the u.s. averaging about 5,000 new covid hospitalizations per day. and in michigan, the first confirmed case of the brazilian variant as cases of the uk variant are surging. beaumont health expanding covid units after the number of patients quadrupled. >> 30 to 50-year-olds who have not been able to get vaccinated yet are more at risk and we're seeing them in the hospital. >> reporter: dr. anthony fauci telling abc affiliate wxyz the state may have opened too soon. >> the idea of pulling back prematurely under pressure, it's understandable why you might want to do that but the results are being manifested in what you're seeing in michigan. >> reporter: that brazilian variant found in at least 23 u.s. states, but this morning more evidence of the power of
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vaccines. pfizer reporting its vaccine was 91% protective against symptomatic disease and 95% protective against severe disease six months after the second dose. the pfizer vaccine also appears to work against the worrisome south african variant. >> one of the concerns is that some of the vaccine derived immunity may be less effective against these p1 variants, although that is still very much an open question. >> reporter: the fda authorized two over-the-counter rapid covid-19 tests that could soon be available in your local pharmacy. george, experts are calling this a key asset in stopping the spread. >> thank you, erielle. let's bring in dr. ashish jha. welcome back, dr. jha, this morning. this weekend is easter sunday. many want to get together for the holidays. what is your message on this holiday weekend? >> good morning, george. thanks for having me on. my message is clear, if you've been vaccinated, it's pretty
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safe to do that. if you've not, this is probably the last holiday where it won't be safe for unvaccinated people to mingle together. we're so close to the finish line. i just want people to hold off just a little longer. i know that's hard with easter and passover. >> it certainly is hard. today we're seeing new cdc travel guidelines. what makes sense right now? >> yeah, right now we are seeing a surge of cases across the country about two-thirds of states are seeing it so what i've been asking people is to do is as little as possible and hold off until the end of the month where i think we'll be in better shape. if you need to travel and you've been vaccinated, i think that's pretty reasonable. but i would cut out unnecessary travel and i would hold off if you've not been vaccinated. >> let's talk more about the vaccines. the latest clinical trials, we just showed the results right there, but what do we know about how long the protection from the
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vaccines is going to last? >> we're still sorting it out. we don't have all the answers. my best guess is the vaccines are going to last a while. certainly going to last at least a year but they may last several years. we don't know, but the pfizer data just gives us more confidence it is not a short-term vaccine. it's going to offer at least medium to long-term protection. >> and what do we know about whether these vaccines actually protect people and prevent them from transmitting the disease and not just getting sick? >> the data is becoming clearer and clearer every single day. we saw new data from cdc. these vaccines clearly cut transmission. maybe not quite 100%, very little is 100%, but this is going to cut your transmission risk by 80% to 90% and make a huge difference in preventing you if you've been vaccinated from spreading the disease. >> these vaccines are just terrific. they are helping people but we have to hold off a little longer until everyone gets one. >> absolutely. they are so much better than what i was expecting last summer and fall.
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i was hoping we'd have a vaccine that would have 60%, 70% and maybe cut transmission. these have been really, really terrific. it will make a huge difference once people get vaccinated. >> dr. jha, thanks for your time and information this morning. t.j.? it was another powerful day of testimony. day four in the derek chauvin trial. george floyd's girlfriend painting the most complete picture yet of him and opening up about both of their struggles with opioid addiction. alex perez is outside the courthouse in minneapolis. day five of the trial will get under way in a bit. alex, good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning, t.j. the prosecution had a clear focus, calling witnesses to the stand who could prove george floyd died on the scene and that the officers didn't try to help him. thursday floyd's emotional girlfriend courteney ross taking the stand. telling the jury how the couple met in 2017 in the lobby of the salvation army where floyd was a security guard. >> he's like, sis, you okay, sis? and i wasn't okay.
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i said, no, i'm just waiting for my son's father. sorry. he said, well, can i pray with you? it was so sweet. >> reporter: ross describing floyd's love for family, sports and the outdoors and opening up about their struggle with opioid addiction. >> we both suffered from chronic pin. we got addicted and tried really hard to break that addiction many times. >> reporter: the defense is zeroing in on floyd's drug use arguing it contributed to his death. >> and it was your belief that mr. floyd started using again about two weeks prior to his death, correct? >> i noticed a change in his behavior, yes.
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>> trying to give him a second chance at life. >> reporter: the jury also hearing from the emts who arrived on the scene to treat george floyd. >> what did his condition appear to be to you? >> in lay terms i thought he was dead. >> reporter: paramedic derek smith describing the scene when he arrived, saying he quickly determined floyd had no pulse. >> at the moment you're checking for the carotid pulse are the officers still positioned on top of mr. floyd? >> yes. >> did you observe anyone rendering any medical care, chest compressions when you arrived? >> when i arrived on scene, there were no medical services being provided to the patient. >> reporter: for the first time we hear chauvin on body cam shortly after the ordeal talking to his supervisor. initially never mentioning he pinned floyd down with a knee on his neck. >> yeah, i was just going to call you and have you come out to our scene. i had to hold the guy down, he was, was going crazy.
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wouldn't go in the back of the squad. >> reporter: the supervisor he was talking to, retired sergeant david pleoger said he should have stopped restraining floyd sooner. >> when mr. floyd was no longer offering up any resistance to the officers they could have ended their restraint. >> that was after he was handcuffed and on the ground and no longer resisting? >> correct. >> reporter: and only a half day in court today. we expect the prosecution could soon call the minneapolis police chief to testify. t.j.? >> all right, alex, thank you so much. day five of the derek chauvin trial set to get under way 10:15 eastern time. you can watch our streaming channel abc news live for full coverage. coming up our exclusive and emotional interview with the first witness in the trial to speak publicly revealing his regrets and his message now for derek chauvin. that is in our next half hour. we're going to turn now to those new details in the california mass shooting that left four people dead, including a 9-year-old boy.
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police are now saying this was not a random act of violence. kaylee hartung has the latest in orange, california. good morning, kaylee. >> reporter: hey, good morning, cecilia. authorities say this gunman knew his victims. they say that he had a personal or a business relationship with each of them. armed with a handgun, carried out this targeted attack in a matter of minutes, but we still don't know exactly why. >> there's about ten gunshots. the cops are running. look at that. >> reporter: this morning authorities looking for answers after a shooting rampage left four people dead in southern california on wednesday, including a 9-year-old boy. >> the suspect arrived at the location in a rental car. the suspect is believed to have been living out of a motel room in anaheim. >> reporter: orange police releasing this surveillance photo of the alleged gunman carrying out the attack. a semiautomatic in his hand and in the backpack police say ammunition, pepper spray and handcuffs. officials saying that suspect aminadab gaxiola gonzalez planned ahead.
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>> the gates were secured from the inside with a bicycle-type cable lock preventing them from getting in. >> reporter: before the responding officers could use bolt cutters to break it open an exchange of gunfire. >> it's our understanding this suspect was firing toward officers. the officer-involved shooting did occur through the gate. so that at point the officers did not have access to the inside. >> reporter: one neighbor living next door to the building, recalling the traumatic event. >> i heard three shots in a row, bang, bang, bang, a pause happened. three more shots came, then another pause. four shots came after that. >> reporter: the suspect injuring one woman and killing four other people in four separate locations within the two-story office complex. >> it appears that a little boy died in his mother's arms as she was trying to save him during this horrific massacre. >> reporter: authorities say this was no random act of violce. but a targeted attack. what is your understanding of
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the relationship between the shooter and the victims? >> all the victims and the shooter did all have some relationship, whether it was personal or business. >> reporter: investigators are still here at the crime scene this morning collecting evidence. we also know this morning that the mother of that boy and the shooter are both hospitalized this morning and in critical, but stable condition. we expect to learn more about the victims today and the prosecutor here says this gunman is eligible for the death penalty. cecilia? >> so many questions. kaylee, thank you. george? >> we're going to switch gears and look at baseball's opening day. kicked off coast to coast. some fans back in the stands but weather was an issue and one big game was postponed after at least three players tested positive for covid. will reeve has the details. good morning, will. >> reporter: good morning. it was supposed to be a highlight of opening day, mets/nationals, prime time in the nation's capital. two big-time pitchers on the mound. but after six weeks of spring training with no positive tests members of the nationals organization tested positive in the days leading up to the game so the game has been postponed, but around the country opening day was a hit.
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>> here in the bronx and the first pitch is up and in and we are under way. >> reporter: hope sprang eternal for baseball fans everywhere this opening day. >> breaking ball live and caught by the shortstop. >> reporter: but the realities of playing a season amid a pandemic apparent right away with positive covid tests canceling a marquee match-up. >> we've done contact tracing and want to do some additional testing out of an abundance of caution. we're going to go ahead and cancel tonight's game. >> reporter: the nationals reported one player tested monday. wednesday two more tested positive with another player and staff member quarantining after being deemed close contact. major league baseball taking no chances canceling the nationals' opener against the mets. >> it's not a surprise. we've been in situations like this since last year. the health is the number one thing still. >> that's drilled and deep. left field and 2-0, giants. >> reporter: major league baseball starting its full 162-game season thursday with
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fans not cardboard cutouts scheduled to be in attendance. >> he struck him out. >> reporter: early spring weather also a factor. the boston red sox forced to postpone their opener because of this rainstorm. >> it's good. >> reporter: the first home run of 2021 coming in a blizzard. detroit tiger star, miguel cabrera sliding into second base because he couldn't see the ball had gone out. >> when i see the umpire, he said home run. i said okay. thank you. >> reporter: elsewhere the pageantry and tradition of opening day on full dislay. as was the unique style of bryce harper, the phillies superstar rocking these one of a kind cleats. today is a scheduled day off for the mets and nationals out of an abundance of caution. mlb did not move yesterday's postponed game to today, so they'll face off for the first time tomorrow afternoon. guys? >> thank you, will.
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indoor sports and march madness. final four and houston taking on baylor, 1/2 match-up. the powerhouse gonzaga undefeated still. keep that in mind. those games are tomorrow night. tonight the ladies are at it. gamecocks up against anna wilson and stanford. her brother russell wilson in the stand and we might see him again. and paige buckets. there she is, the superstar freshman from connecticut, they're taking on the arizona wildcats. their coach adia barnes and dawn staley making history. the first time ever that two black, women head coaches are headed to the women's final four. >> that is tonight. a lot of other headlines including the new allegations against florida congressman matt gaetz. and our exclusive interview with the first witness from the chauvin trial to speak publicly. his message for derek chauvin but first let's head over to the one and only rob marciano.
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>> reporter: good morning, cecelia. a chilly 27 degrees with a 17-degree windchill here in westport even as the sun comes up. we're not the only ones experiencing the cold temperatures. you saw the snow falling in detroit yesterday at the game. snow widespread across ohio. a big wreck on i-90 there. a 20-car pileup. shut down for a time. i-77 had a ten-car wreck. difficult winter driving conditions. the snow is over, but the winter temperatures have driven to the mid and deep south. freeze warnings widespread across a dozen states all the way into the gulf coast with windchills near the gulf coast at or below freezing. time for your weekend forecast sponsored by dick sporting goods.
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moments ago we learned that johnson & johnson started vaccinating adolescents 12 to 17 in their ongoing phase2a clinical trial and the scientific officer said it is vital we develop vaccines for everyone everywhere. at the vatican services will be restricted for the second year in a row because of the virus, but pope francis will deliver his traditional message to the world. also this morning there was a deadly train crash overseas. at least 15 more people have died with more than 150 injured when this train in taiwan careened aufcare careened off the tracks. you can see it right there. there are still passengers trapped. stunning video coming out of iceland. a volcano there is erupting for the first time in hundreds of years. lava flowing for two weeks now outside of iceland's capital. tens of thousands of people have reportedly been flocking there to see this spectacular sight. we do have a lot more ahead here including our interview with a witness from the derek chauvin trial speaking publicly for the first time and his message for the former police officer this morning. and new details about how "real housewives" star jen shah
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ran that alleged marketing scheme that defrauded hundreds. george? right now that stunning report about congressman matt gaetz alleging he made payments to women in exchange for sex as the justice department investigates his possible relationship with an underage girl. mary bruce tracking the latest. good morning, mary. >> reporter: good morning, george. well, we are learning more this morning about the scope of this investigation. reportedly now focusing on whether the congressman paid cash to multiple women who were recruited online for sex. this morning, new details in the federal probe into republican congressman and close trump ally matt gaetz. the department of justice zeroing in on whether he and a local politician from his home state of florida gave cash or other items of value to women they had sex with after they were recruited online. the developments first reported by "the new york times" and confirmed to abc news by a source familiar with the matter. the inquiry also examining
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whether gaetz had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl and possibly violated sex trafficking laws. accusations he denies. >> i've not done anything improper or wrong. >> reporter: in the new report "the times" adding investigators believe gaetz's associate joel greenberg introduced him to women greenberg met on different websites, inviting them to florida hotels as recently as last year, allegedly laying out how much they would be willing to pay beforehand. sometimes giving them cash from the hotel's atm and some encounters reportedly included the drug ecstasy. greenberg was indicted last year on sex trafficking charges involving a teenage girl. he's pleaded not guilty. gaetz did not respond to abc's request for comment but is adamantly denied any wrongdoing and insists he's the victim of an extortion scheme. defending himself in that bizarre interview with fox news. >> you and i went to dinner two years ago. your wife was there. i brought a friend of mine, you'll remember her, and she was
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actually threatened by the fbi. told if she wouldn't cop to the fact that i was somehow involved in a pay for play scheme that she could face trouble. >> i don't remember the woman you're speaking of or the context at all. honestly, that was one of the weirdest interviews i've ever conducted. i don't think that clarified much. >> reporter: sources say the investigation was launched during the final months of the trump administration. "the times" writing, these new allegations could potentially open gaetz up to additional counts if he is charged. now, so far no charges have been filed against the congressman, but sources tell us that when he was a member of the florida state house of representatives gaetz had quite a reputation for his sexual conquests, that he participated in what's been described as a game with other male colleagues that awarded points for various targets like interns and that his female colleagues often referred to him as, quote, creepy gaetz, because he made them feel just so uncomfortable. george? >> that is some story. mary, thanks very much.
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t.j.? we turn now to that abc news exclusive with the first witness to speak publicly after testifying at the derek chauvin trial. christopher martin, the former clerk at cup foods revealing his regrets, his hopes for george floyd's children and he has a message for derek chauvin. our kenneth motor with the -- moton with the story for us. good morning, kenneth. >> reporter: good morning, t.j. every bystander who witnessed george floyd's death appeared to still be traumatized as they testified in court this week. for christopher martin, he spent the past ten months coping with what he saw and asking himself if he should have done something differently. >> there is so much pain and hurt that followed that was unneeded. >> reporter: this morning the emotions still raw for christopher martin. >> after this whole trial, whether or not he's locked up, george floyd is no longer here. >> reporter: the 19-year-old speaking for the first time since his powerful testimony during derek chauvin's murder trial.
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>> he seemed very friendly. approachable. he was talkative. he seemed to just be having an average memorial day, just living his life, but he did seem high. >> reporter: the store clerk seen in surveillance video interacting with george floyd before his deadly police encounter, selling him a pack of cigarettes. the clerk says the $20 bill floyd used was fake and after martin alerted his manager, police were eventually called. >> what was going through your mind during that time period? >> disbelief and guilt. >> why guilt? >> if i would have just not taken the bill this could have been avoided. >> reporter: martin seen on camera pacing, hands on his head as he watched the tragedy unfold. >> not only am i the contributing factor, i'm kind of like the big domino that fell and then now all the small dominos are just scattered. >> reporter: martin doesn't blame himself, but that guilt he felt is still there.
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>> since i testified, for the most part it's been extremely positive and extremely encouraging. >> reporter: as the world reacted to george floyd's death, the teen says he thought about floyd's children. >> i know what it's like to grow up in an african-american household without a father. i just hope and pray that george's daughters know that they can do it and it's possible to do it, to make it and to be successful even if your father is no longer with you. >> reporter: and his message for the former minneapolis police officer now on trial? >> the one thing i would say to derek chauvin is justice will be served. >> reporter: martin lived on top of cup foods at the time of the incident but not anymore. the young man says he has a lot of support, and he no longer works at the store as he tries to move forward. guys? >> okay, kenneth, thank you so much. coming up this morning, new questions about covid antibodies and breast milk.
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ran that massive telemarketing scheme that defrauded hundreds and is getting ready to face a judge. zohreen shah has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. for the last several months jen shah was the face and the voice of one of bravo's biggest shows ever since her arrest she has gone silent but the real-life plot twist is plowing forward in a way we rarely see even on reality tv. this morning, "real housewives of salt lake city" star jennifer shah back in court where she faces up to 50 years behind bars if convicted. >> in this town i'm queen bee. >> reporter: shah set to face a judge via video conference after being accused of defrauding hundreds of victims in a massive nationwide telemarketing alleged scam. >> why you talk to me. >> reporter: shah known for flashing cash and flaunting her luxurious lifestyle. >> this is exactly what i wanted. the red carpet tunnel. >> reporter: and was even seen on the show throwing extravagant parties like this one reportedly costing $80,000.
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she is now one of several people federally charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and money laundering. this morning, new details of how prosecutors say the alleged scam which they believe started at least a decade ago worked. they say they first uncovered the alleged scheme two years ago when ten other defendants were accused of targeting thousands of elderly and vulnerable people allegedly convincing them to invest in sham businesses and scammed them again after pushing them deep into debt. prosecutors say when there were no more services to sell the victim or the victim reached credit card limits, defendants and co-conspirators would then take victims' participation into a whole other scheme by allegedly offering consolidation or debt settlement in exchange for upfront payment and collect the payment without following through. but those were empty promises. several defendants have pleaded guilty. >> you're fake. >> reporter: shah was not previously listed as a defendant but she is now.
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prosecutors say once victims fell for her alleged scheme, she took a cut of the cash. the money involved, in the millions. no comment from jen shah. meanwhile prosecutors say defendants were motivated by greed and the possibility of a quick payday. and, get this, they think there are more victims. they want anyone who thinks they were scammed to come forward. guys? >> all right, zohreen, thank you so much for that. well, coming up, how the menendez brothers at the center of that '90s murder case are finding new fame on social media thanks to a new generation of tiktok stars advocating for their freedom. '90s murder casee finding new fame on social media thanks to a new generation of tiktok stars advocating for also, a duet between a 4-year-old viral sensation and our own cecilia vega. it's our "play of the day." >> watch out. ur "play of the da" >> watch out. [ crowd cheering ] [ engine revving ] [ race light countdown ] ♪
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♪ bidi bidi bom bom ♪ ♪ bidi bidi bom bom ♪ i'm really excited about this "play of the day." quite possibly my favorite ever because that is, of course, the one and only selena who is on my rotation every day and, of course, has her fair share of super fans and want you to meet 4-year-old maliya who has her own spin on one of selena's classics. watch. ♪ bidi bidi bom bom bidi bidi bom bom ♪ ♪ bidi bidi bom bom ♪ ♪ bidi bidi bom bom ♪ ♪ canta ♪ >> daddy, sing. >> yeah, daddy, sing. come on.
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that video has nearly 3 million views. my phone blew up. all my friends sent me this. they knew i would love it. we caught up with her and asked what it is she loves about this song so much and what she loves about singing in the car. you're going to love her even more. >> because i like this song and, and i go like this. i like singing. i like dancing, and i like annoying my daddy. [ laughter ] ♪ bidi bidi bom bom ♪ >> i mean, i don't need to say anything else. >> one confident little girl. >> she is so perfect. maliya, we asked who she would like to meet the most. you won't be surprised. duh, beyonce. because she says, quote, she sings so amazing. maliya, you are amazing. >> you're right. may be the best "play of the day." >> excellent. coming up, everybody, demi
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building a better bay area come moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc7 news. >> at morning, i'm reggie aqui from abc7 mornings. we will bring in france is now to talk about traffic on this friday. hey, francis. hi, reggie. we have a problem in the south bay. a new crash reported on northbound 101 past blossom hill. we will start to see some flowing there. it's already slow near the castle expressway. north 101 you're totally pick at the bay bridge toll plaza though, it has been pretty light. traffic is slow across the upper deck as you make your way into san francisco and you will also find a few brake lights heading to the richmond san rafael bridge. so far, looking good, no major problems as you make your way across this span. good morning. hi, francis. hi, everyone. looking at 47 here at santa cruz. low 70s today, the cooldown
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begins along the shoreline, taking it inland today. 10 degrees cooler inland. you can see the fog here. 44 in napa, 50 by the delta. 51 in concord. low to mid 60s at the coast with near 80 inland. thanks so much. coming up on gma, parents find breast milk with
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. easter weekend alert. urgent new covid concerns as cases surge across the country. alarming variants in nearly half the states. could these outbreaks cause churches to cancel easter services? what to know before this holiday weekend. spring freeze. the holiday bitter blast slamming the east coast. this morning, two dozen states from florida to new york on alert. tiktokers take on a notorious case. the menendez brothers get a second chance on social media. why a new generation is calling for the brothers to be freed. covid antibodies in breast milk? how some new moms are hoping to protect their babies. can women pass along anti-bows through breast milk?
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this morning dr. ashton joins us live to break down the research, the risks and the options. ♪ you make me smile like the sun ♪ gap gate 2021. strahan settles the big debate over that signature smile. the truth behind the mask this morning, straight from the man himself. ♪ like i need to ♪ no better way than to start the weekend than with demi lovato. she dropped her brand-new album trending worldwide. this morning she's bringing an exclusive performance -- >> right here on "gma." ♪ i like to drive it out good morning, america. on this friday. i'm just here. they're chitchatting just in the middle here. carry on. we're going to get to news. >> welcome back. we'll be talking demi lovato with a special performance from her and lots of families getting ready to celebrate easter. well, surely want you to do it safely but a twist on your usual
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tradition, "country living" rachel barrett has some ideas for under $50. dr. kizzmekia corbett who helped develop the moderna vaccine will take us behind the scenes that could save so many lives. >> heroes on the front lines. new concern, half the country is seeing an alarming surge in cases as those variants continue to spread. erielle reshef is back with the latest on this. good morning again, erielle. >> reporter: good to see you again, cecilia. the cdc is working on new travel guidelines but ahead of their release americans are planning to travel and gather for the holiday weekend. experts concerned as cases continue to rise. as families from coast to coast prepare to celebrate the over the spread of covid-19.ern- cases are up 17% in the last two weeks. officials warning that large gatherings this weekend could lead to more infections.
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in massachusetts, this church canceling their in-person easter services after staff members tested positive. this as the race to vaccinate across the country ramps up. hospital admissions climbing in 20 states. the u.s. now averaging about 5,000 new covid hospitalizations per day and in michigan the first confirmed case of the brazilian variant as cases of the uk variant are surging. beaumont health expanding their covid units about the number of patients quadrupled. >> 30 to 50-year-olds who have not for the most part had the chance to get vaccinated yet are more at risk and we're seeing them in the hospital. >> reporter: dr. ashish jha telling george that people need to hold off on gathering until they've gotten a vaccine. >> this weekend is easter sunday. the end of passover. many want to get together for the holidays. what's your message on this holiday weekend? >> if you've been vaccinated it's pretty safe to do that. if you've not, this is probably the last holiday weekend where it's not going to be safe for unvaccinated people to mingle
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together. we are so close to the finish line. i just want people to hold off just a little longer. i know it's hard with easter and passover. if you need to travel and been vaccinated that's pretty reasonable, but i would cut out unnecessary travel and hold off if you're not been vaccinated. >> reporter: and this morning, johnson & johnson announcing that it will expand its phase 2 clinical trial for vaccine to kids ages 12 to 17 and says it is working to initiate a trial for pregnant women. george? >> okay, erielle, thanks very much. another concern this easter weekend, some lingering winter weather. the bitter blast hit the east coast, two dose states from florida to new york on alert. and rob marciano is tracking the latest. good morning, rob. >> reporter: hey, good morning, george. as luck would have it with easter being so early in the year we have winter weather to contend with namely snow to start things off in ohio. i-90 shut down for a time with a 20-car wreck. five to six inches widespread across ohio with some of that lake enhancement. 77 also seeing a ten-car wreck
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there, but the windchills and freezing temperatures driven all the way down to the deep south. hard freeze advisoriadvisories. we'll see dozens of record temperatures fall this morning with windchills that will be at or below freezing all the way down to atlanta and even tallahassee. now, some of these numbers will warm up by the time we get to sunday but certainly a very, very frigid start to this holiday weekend. cecelia? >> okay, rob, thanks so much. coming up, the parents buying breast milk they believe has covid antibodies hoping to protect their babies. from this pandemic. is it safe and does it really help? dr. ashton will join us live. gap gate, 2021. michael strahan, what are you doing? revealing whether he changed his signature smile. lara has that for us in "pop news". demi lovato's blockbuster new album dropped overnight. an exclusive performance only on "gma." we'll be right back. ♪ please forgive me ♪ ♪ lord i'm sorry for dancing with the devil ♪
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♪ rain on me ♪ welcome back to "gma" on this friday morning. tomorrow on saturday "gma," delicious easter eats. chef david rose will make, get this, fried chicken benedict. up your alley? >> that's a holiday dish. right now it's time for "pop news." hey, lara. >> hey, george, good morning to you. we begin with a new music video from john lennon. if you can believe it, the estate of the beatles star celebrating the 50th anniversary of his first solo album in 1970 marking the moment by releasing never before seen home footage of john and yoko ono along with a brand-new mix of his song "look at me."
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here it is. ♪ who am i supposed to be ♪ ♪ look at me ♪ ♪ oh, my love ♪ ♪ oh my love ♪ >> that was taken back at his in london in 1968 when he and yoko were working on new documentary short films. the footage shows them dancing, playing guitar and just chilling at home. the new music video and song remix will appear on "john lennon plastic ono band, the ultimate collection" out april 23rd. now to gap gate 2021. yep, we're talking about our very own michael strahan sharing his decision to have the space
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in his smile closed even sharing the procedure as it happened. well, the gap heard round the world led to multiple articles with thousands of fans mourning the gap online. one person even writing day going so great michael strahan had to go fix his gap. michael's video racking up 4.5 million views people speculating whether it was a little suspicious so close to april fools' day. >> do what makes you happy. i'm happy that i did it. so i just wanted to say, april fools. come on, man. the gap is here to stay, for a little while. not going anywhere any time soon. my mama likes it so there you go, mama. >> good boy, the world not ready to say good-bye to the gap. can't wait to see that smile in person when michael gets back to the studio next week.
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and then finally, we want you to meet ramiro alanis, a true marvel super fan who just set a super record. the personal trainer by day, superhero fanatic by night has just broken the guinness world record for something i didn't know existed, most cinema productions attended for the same film. alanis' movie of choice, the three hour and two minute "avengers end game," watching it times in theaters when it came back out in 2019. alanis just awarded the title this week. i'm officially amazing. and here he is now, mr. amazing, ramiro alanis popping in from his home. congratulations. first question i have --
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>> good morning, america. >> -- did you fall asleep during one of those screenings? >> i had to do that between screenings, but not during the movie. >> so do you have a favorite avenger? >> yeah, from the mcu right now that's captain america, but a super hero that hasn't been introduced into the mcu would be the human torch who will be my dream come true to play him. >> all right. lara, we want to jump in. we have so many questions also. we want to put your avengers knowledge to the test with a little pop quiz here. so, number one, help us out, what does shield stand for? >> strategic homeland intervention enforcement and logistics division. >> oh! >> if i'm not mistaken. >> boom. >> we have another one here. this should be easy. this is just -- a softball underhand slow one. which three avengers battle thanos alone before the rest of the universe arrives?
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>> that's easy. captain america, thor and iron man. >> i think this will be easy for you as well. what is the name of tony stark's daughter with pepper potts? >> oh. >> ooh. >> stumped him. >> wow. >> you got me. >> always george stumping them. >> i know her name. lexi. [ buzzer ] >> no. morgan. >> you got me. morgan, yeah, morgan is right. >> is it bad that we got great joy out of that? >> it's okay. it's okay. it happens. >> well, you're still a super fan and you are all knowing so thank you so much for being here this morning and we want to thank, lara, of course, for that great "pop news." we'll switch gears and turn to our "gma" cover story and the parents on the hunt for breast milk that they believe might have covid antibodies. they're doing this because they're hoping to protect their babies from this pandemic.
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abc's mona kosar abdi has this story. >> reporter: breast milk is a primary source of nutrition for newborns often called liquid gold and this morning some moms believe the mvp could be milk that contains covid-19 antibodies. >> if there's a way i can do something to offer a level of protection to my child i'd like to try. >> reporter: before courtney carson sent her 4-month-old to day care she wanted to do whatever she could to protect him from covid-19. >> i had read an article that was highlighting some promising research about antibodies being passed from mother to their baby. so because i was fortunate to be part of a network of new parents, i decided that i would just ask and see if anyone was willing to donate for me and my son. >> reporter: 39-year-old yoko little who says she was vaccinated in february and in good health decided to help and
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wanted to donate about a bottle's worth of her breast milk to courtney. >> i know that the mother was also, you know aware that the science wasn't fully behind it yet but needed some peace of mind and if a few bags of milk can give someone peace of mind i'm happy to give it. >> reporter: there are small but promising studies that show vaccinated women can pass along covid-19 antibodies to their babies in utero and through their breast milk but so far there's no studies that show donated breast milk can do the same with medical experts calling for more research to understand what levels of protection if any can be passed on. the fda warns about the potential dangers of milk sharing from individuals or an online source including exposure to infectious diseases including hiv, some illegal drugs and prescription drugs and find a milk bank which can be safer. >> we test their blood and not only screen them for infectious diseases and pasteurize the milk in a way to pro-eave the immunological property. >> for "good morning america," mona kosar abdi, abc news, new york. >> all right, this one certainly
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has a lot of questions. going to have people talking. let's bring in the one and only dr. jennifer ashton to help break all this down. we heard in the piece that the science sort of seems questionable. what is the science on this about antibodies in breast milk? >> cecelia, we should think about this as right intention, wrong execution at this point. i want to be crystal clear. there is no evidence that at this point that covid antibodies can be passed along through donated breast milk. there is some limited evidence that there can be in utero protection from a woman who's been vaccinated or naturally infected and if you look at the data for kids in general, 18 years of age and younger account for a really small percentage of clinical infections. under 2%. we do also think there are higher rates of spread in older kids age 10 to 19 so we have to stick with the data. >> and are there risks, a lot will want to know, in sharing breast milk between people?
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>> oh, 100%. if this is not coming from a screened milk bank as we just heard there are big-time risks. this is a bodily fluid and can transmit major infectious diseases, other medications and drug metabolites. remember, cecelia, this is not victorian england here. we don't need to do black market milk sharing to keep babies alive so right now risks definitely outweigh any potential benefits. >> what other options might parents have out there? >> well, for women, pregnant women they can vaccinate their babies and, again, weaver to underscore big picture view here. breast milk is best overall for a baby up to 12 months of age and big-time benefits for the mom as well. >> good information as always, dr. ashton, thanks so much. t.j.? we want to turn to the menendez brothers at the center of that notorious '90s murder trial behind bars for life but now finding new fame on social media thanks to tiktok stars who are calling for the brothers to be set free. abc's diane macedo with the story.
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>> reporter: it was a murder trial that captivated the nation. >> as i went into the room i just started firing. >> what was in front of you? >> my parents. >> reporter: brothers eric and lyle menendez sentenced to life in prison admitting to brutally murdering their parents when they were 18 and 21 years old. they claim the killings follows years of abuse at the hands of their father but prosecutors say the real motive was their parents' $14 million estate. >> the whole abuse excuse was a lie. >> reporter: now a new generation is taking a look at the case. tiktok users mostly teens re-examining videos and details from the case on the social media app. many calling for the brothers to be released from prison. >> these kids went through some horrible things and it wasn't right what happened to them. >> reporter: videos about the brothers have racked up 170 million views. >> the emotion was just so real
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to me. raw, authentic, i believed it. >> these kids have a lot of power to shape the cultural narrative. you know, things start trending and before you know it you have millions of people that aren't even on tiktok paying attention to this case again. >> they said they did it because they had been sexually abused. the question in the trial, if you believe that they were sexually abused does that lessen their responsibility for murder? >> reporter: both have spent the last 31 years behind bars. now in a new interview lyle is speaking out. >> you cannot escape those memories. those ghosts that never leave you, they always haunt you. you know, the part of me says i need to get past my childhood no matter how painful it is, it is just part of the fabric of who i am. >> reporter: and tonight on "20/20" we'll take a look at the case like never before with more of that interview with lyle menendez but home movies and details from the brothers' friends, neighbors, detectives, even jurors and still 30 years later, the big question was this
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greed or was this revenge? t.j.? >> diane, thank you so much. as she mentioned you can see much more on the menendez newfound tiktok fame "inside the menendez movement" only here on abc tonight. say hello again to rob marciano. hey there, rob. >> reporter: hey, t.j. t.j., the sun is finally warming us up in westport up to 17 degree windchill. just up the road, i-91. this is what it did in smugglers notch. eight inches of fresh snow there, little fresh powder for the holiday weekend. they are open easter sunday. a couple of easter cities for you including easter, texas, 78 degrees, you will take that at least sunday afternoon, could be chilly in the morning. good friday morning. i'm lisa in for mike nicco pick out the local clouds, the fog at the golden gate bridge. a cooler day as the cooling trend gets underway today. in fact, we will look at
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temperatures anywhere from 3 to 10 degrees cooler than we were yesterday. mid 60s today in partial son at the we're going to look at the rise and fall of wework. one of the hottest start-ups in history then it plunged from nearly $50 billion in value to basically worthless in six weeks. the new hulu documentary looks what happened behind the scenes and rebecca jarvis has a preview. >> the next revolution is the we revolution. >> reporter: a company poised to change the future of how we work. >> i moved into a new office space called wework. it's beautiful. such agood environment. >> reporter: wework, the company that made co-working spaces trendy was led by eccentric adam
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neumann but his mission was loftier than redesigning the office. >> we're about to the change the way people work and live but change the world. >> reporter: so how did this cutting-edge company go from a $47 billion valuation to nearly worthless in just six weeks? in a new hulu documentary from director jed rothstein wework or the making and breaking of a $47 billion unicorn takes viewers inside the rise and fall of one of the most valuable start-ups of all time. where do you think things went wrong? >> adam began to expand his vision beyond their core business thinking that wework could solve some of the most intractable global problems imaginable. i think that adam made some mistakes that proved crucial in his downfall. >> reporter: through the eyes of former employees and wework member, the documentary investigates what happened behind the scenes from the company culture. >> wework summer camp was fyre festival gone right. >> reporter: to the devotion. >> i believed every word that came out of adam's mouth. >> reporter: to the man behind it all.
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>> adam was totally erratic. if you tell a 30-something male that he's jesus christ, he's inclined to believe you. >> we have to ask the simple questions. what is this business? how will it make money and i think if the managers of a company can't answer those basic questions we should be wary of plowing billions of dollars into them. >> reporter: and what this story really captures is how euphoria and hysteria and that cult of personality helped drive wework to billions of dollars in value, how it all came crashing down overnight like so many start-up stories that we've seen of late, again, the documentary is called "wework or the making and breaking of a $47 billion unicorn" streaming now on hulu. a great weekend watch. >> sure sounds like it, rebecca, thanks. we'll be right back.
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good morning, i'm jobina fortson from abc 7 mornings, let's check in with frances dinglasan for those road conditions. >> good morning, everyone. some people have spring break and some even have the day off, so traffic is light out there. the bay bridge toll plaza, the metering lights were never turned on. i also want to take you to oakland, 880 northbound near the coliseum, flowing well despite the earlier crash that's been cleared. looking pretty good right now on the roads. thank you
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good morning to you this friday, bringing in cooler weather. you can see the view over san francisco, 47 downtown and 52 in san josc cooler by the coast and and and everyone throughout the afternoon, golden gate bridge socked in with the clouds. you can see along the san mateo coast, cooler looking for mid- 60s in the city and 80s inland.
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>> thank you. more news updates in about 30 minutes. find us on our app ♪ that's just the way you make me feel ♪ good morning. we have our buzz pick called the final revival of opal and nev, being called a stick of dynamite. >> good morning, america. dawnie walton here with "the final revival of opal and nev". it's 1970s new york scene. opal is bowl and stylish and a little bit messy but most important she loves the skin she's in. i hope you enjoy. >> sounds good. the book is out now. read an excerpt on our website goodmorningamerica.com and read along with us on instagram
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@gmabookclub. now a star from "the falcon and the winter soldier." emily vancamp, brand-new episode just released today. emily is with us now. good morning. how are you doing? >> good morning. how are you guys? >> we are great but, look, we know you play secret agent sharon carter in the show, but we haven't seen you in the series yet. so a new episode coming out today. you're here now. should i put two and two together. you're in this episode, right? >> i think it's fair to say, yes. >> relief. what's it been like watching the show and you're not in it? >> it's great. i love those guys and i love watching them. it's a pretty epic, amazingly done show so, yeah, i love watching it and love doing it and here we are. >> so we heard you sign up to join the marvel universe without even knowing who you were playing. what was the audition like if
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that's the case? >> well, once it came to screen test i had a pretty good idea of who it was. but i remember meeting the ruse co-brothers back in the day, almost like a decade ago. and i guessed and they kind of confirmed it but, yeah, they're very secretive at marvel which makes a lot of sense but definitely interesting. >> well, we don't want to spill any secrets but we'll give everybody a little bit of an exclusive first look at tonight's episode. "the falcon and the winter soldier" and they're asking for your help so let's take a look. >> you don't have the avengers to back me up. >> don't blow that speak at me. i was on the run too. >> i don't speak to my family anymore. i can't. my own father doesn't know where i am. >> listen, sharon, we need your help. please.
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>> this isn't over. >> all right. all right. now we've had anthony mackey and sebastian stan both on the show and we see an obvious bromance going on. when you see this, do you go, oh, that's heartwarming or are you like, guy, give me a break? >> at this point probably a combination. i love those guys so much. i love their dynamic. i think they're so funny, so much fun to work with. and, you know, you got a glimpse of these guys and their thing together in "civil war" so to see it come to life over six hours is just awewesome and i think they do such a tremendous job. >> time for a little flashback friday. it is the anniversary of your hit show "revenge." ten years later, what would your character be up to? >> oh, hopefully still in a peaceful, happy place. and ended on such a great note.
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i would be delighted if she was still, you know, happily ever after with jack. i can't believe it's been ten years. >> and you happily ever after. you met your husband on "revenge." i'm told you married him twice, there's one and then the real one. >> the first one didn't work out so well. i think in the first one he shot me so that was not -- that wasn't a good start. luckily our happily ever after is much nicer. >> congratulations on everything. look, it's been fun to watch you and can watch your career over the years and a lot of people have. we finally see you in the hit show that's breaking streaming records. new episode of "the falcon and the winter soldier" drop every friday. emily, so good to see you. >> good to see you. thank you. >> bye. coming up, one of the heroes behind the covid vaccine will join us live. stay here on "gma." ♪ nothing
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♪ ♪ ♪ small decisions make a world of difference. ikea.
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welcome back to "gma." back with a woman who is history and a hero. dr. kizzmekia corbett, one of the scientists who played a key role in developing the moderna coronavirus vaccine at the national institute of health vaccine research center. there she is. doctor, thank you so much. i'm saying you thank you because that vaccine, you developed, in my arm. so thank you. >> well, thank you for getting vaccinated. >> absolutely. i will. do you think we're doing better?
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that was a big concern and seeing still some hesitancy in particular with the african-american community and getting the vaccines. there is a big push of yours. is it getting better that hesitancy going away a little bit? >> well, you know what, t.j., i like to change the narrative a little bit and instead of calling it hesitancy, i call it vaccine inquisitiveness. it is getting better. people have questions but they are seeking answers in the right place and we are seeing high turnout with getting the vaccine and all hopeful. >> that is a good -- i'll start using that. no more hesitancy. i'll follow your lead. your part now, you are putting the moderna vaccine through trials against the south african variant. is that what you're seeing -- i don't know what you're seeing so far but are you hopeful of the news that will come out of that. >> we are absolutely hopeful. it is all part of pandemic preparedness, the same way we did this very quickly in the onset of the pandemic last year. when we see variants and they
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are becoming a concern, we certainly want to be able to test that in humans and animals. doing them in collaboration with moderna and the nih and hopeful for the outcome as we've seen the efficacy for the variants in vials across the globe. >> how long are these vaccines going to last? we got good news from pfizer maybe six months give you protection. continued to be studied. moderna, pfizer, johnson & johnson, what do you expect? how long will he have you covered if you will? >> time will tell but tell you that pfizer data is certainly promising, particularly around the mrna vaccine candidates. we are about a year plus into the phase 1 clinical trials and so we have had peaks at the antibodies responses and aren't concerned yet and excited about getting the vaccine into as many arms as possible. >> this is your work. this is what you do but we were in a much different place a year ago.
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tell me, dr. corbett, how are you doing? what's it been like to watch us get to this point now where we still talk about that light at the end of the tunnel and finally not a train coming at us, what is it like to sit here now? look, i know you're not going to toot your own horn. we will toot it for you, but you are absolutely part of the group responsible for right now saving the world. just what's it like for you to see where we are now? >> well, you know, i'm honored actually to be able to watch it both from the inside and as i've been vaccinating now am a little bit at peace, i am also very honored to watch it from the outside to be able to see this vaccine go into arms that us, that we developed with the team at nih, i'm proud of this moment and hopeful for the outcome. you're right. the light at the end of the tunnel is shining ever so bright. >> have you done anything for yourself, taken a vacation, taken a break? >> i have. i actually went to see some of
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my vaccinated friends and looking forward to hugging my grandmother and just looking forward to the future in general. i certainly will be taking a break when we get over this variant hump and taking some vacation time. >> all right. dr. corbett, i cannot say it enough, you are absolutely one of the heroes responsible for literally now in a lot of ways saving the world. thank you so much for what you've done. >> thank you. >> and your work but thank you for being an advocate and putting your voice out there and making sure people are educated because they have vaccine inquisitiveness, not a vaccine -- >> inquisitiveness. >> there you are. dr. corbett, good to see you. we'll see you down the road. >> my pleasure, thank you, thank you. >> turn back to rob marciano. rob. >> hey, t.j., winds are picking up here but the sun is trying to warm us up. let's go south of the equator to argentina. check out this video of a land spout basically a tornado that formed not necessarily from a supercell storm but certainly a thing of beauty. no damage to report of that we
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know of. stay safe down there. april, it's april 2nd. april fools, yeah, this cold air is certainly that. but the average temperatures over the next 30 days across the u.s. will be above average for a good chunk of the country with the exception of the pacific northwest. so try good morning to you. friday, bringing in some partly cloudy skies along very excited because one of my favorite holidays, easter, is two days away, diy ideas to help you celebrate and they're all under 50 bucks. rachel hardage barrett joins us. rachel, good morning. >> good morning. happy to be here. >> i'm happy to have you here and we're going to get started because you have great ideas.
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i have them all on the table in front of me. you have yours there too. the easter basket. you say you don't have to have an easter basket. everybody has one of these lying around at home. how do we do it? >> now, that's for sure. if you're like me you have no idea where you store the easter baskets. we have you covered. all you need is a paper lunch bag. you can use a large one or a small one depending on how much candy you have. and this is so easy. just draw kind of -- doesn't have to be perfect. doesn't have to be symmetrical. cut out the shape of bunny ear, cut with scissors. cut out the shape then you fill it with your holiday candy and like to use a little strawberry crate inside which gives it extra shape and tie it up with yarn and add your cotton ball bunny tail and fun twist on the easter basket. also a way to give your kids
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less candy than filling up a whole easter basket and makes a great favor. >> a little bit less candy? >> it will run you also $10. >> 10 bucks, i don't know what you're talking about a little less candy but we'll move on. next one here, the easter egg and you say you don't have to use the messy dye. you have a cool -- i love this -- cool other option here. >> yes, we're all for easy breezy. i've dyed a million easter eggs with my 6 and 8-year-old. all that food dye right around the kitchen counters so this sort of eliminates that anxiety. all you need to do is take some glue and you just kind of coat -- let's see. let's get a little glue on here. coat your egg like this. >> dip it in the sprinkles. >> you kind of continue doing that until you can cover the entire easter egg and fun way to add a lot of color to your display. you can do solid color
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sprinkles. right here i did white sprinkles which add texture. if you want a neutral presentation, go with the small ball size sprinkles. >> they are laughing at me because i mistakenly used the glue gun on the edible egg instead of the glue you have in front of me. sorry. craft fail. >> no glue guns and i will advise, you know, because these are covered with candy make sure people know this is not edible because there is a hard boiled egg underneath and so, you know, make sure people don't think it's a chocolate egg. the whole project, i mean, you know, i assume you have eggs at home and sprinkles at home. if you don't this will probably be $12 all in. >> now to the dessert you can actually eat that does not have glue in it. most importantly, cupcakes. >> right. people, yes, people will be delighted when they bite into
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these carrot cake cupcakes from a "country living" magazine recipe but you can buy them too and i love this idea because it's so simple. you just put the cupcake in a little terra-cotta pot. you know, add a little cookie crumble on top to mimic the dirt. a dollop of orange icing is your carrot then you just add a little mintz sprig on top for your adorable carrot patch and another idea that i love to do is just to take a plate and set it on top of a terra-cotta pot so you have a cake stand that rounds out the whole theme. >> these are adorable. my attempt to write t.j., make him an easter cupcake but it doesn't look like that. for the low, low price of, all of these, 42 bucks, a lot of fun. rachel, thank you so much. i'll eat this cupcake or, t.j., you can have a bite. coming up. demi lovato, happy easter. dropping a brand-new album
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overnight. she's performing one of her new hits coming up. you can eat that. i promise.
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>> announcer: "gma" next week, melissa and ben. octavia live, to fpher fpher next week on -- >> i'm not sure why we're whispering? >> good morning, america. ♪ >> welcome back to "good morning america." we want to send you into the weekend with an exclusive performance by demi lovato. her newest album "dancing with the devil: the art of starting over." right now here's demi with another one of her new hits, take a look. >> hey, it's demi lovato and this is a special performance of my song "the art of starting
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♪ starting over, new beginnings can be lonely ♪ ♪ thank god i got me to hold me starting over, over ♪ ♪ he was the cure i was ready to be sure ♪ ♪ and so i let him deeper under the surface ♪ ♪ but it didn't take long to realize that the woman in me does not cry ♪ ♪ for a man who is a boy and he does not deserve this ♪ ♪ guess i'm mastering the art of starting over, over ♪ ♪ starting over, starting over, over ♪ ♪ new beginnings can be lonely
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good morning, jobina fortson from abc 7 mornings. here's frances dinglasan with traffic. >> there are 20 minute delays reported from the west oakland station to the east bay on bart due to an equipment problem. there are delays heading san francisco because of a crash on eastbound 80 near 7th street. it's a crawl there. if you're heading into downtown san francisco, consider 280 as an alternate, no delays at the bay bridge toll plaza. lisa argen has the weather for us. beautiful view here, upper 40s ant coast mid-50s in mountain view. you can see the low cloud deck. everyone from 2 to 5 degrees around the bay cooler and mid- 50s right now inland. we are cooler today, right now
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13 degrees cooler at the coast, 13 degrees cooler at the coast, low 60s at the announcer: it's live with kelly and ryan. today from the last man standing, actor tim allen and euphoria star zendaya, plus tips on how to raise financially conscious kids and a good news story you won't want to miss, all next on live. and now here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest. [cheering] that's right. that's right. that's right. there you have it. ahh. it's friday, april 2, 2021. it is good friday. welcome to the show, everyone. that reminds me, as you were-- as we were coming out today, um, i have something for you that i've had in my coat pocket backstage

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