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tonight, america back with its third weapon against the coronavirus after the cdc lifted a pause on the johnson & johnson vaccine. the agency saying the benefits outweigh the risks, but recommending a warning label about those rare blood clots after 15 reported cases in women, including three deaths out of about 8 million shots. nearly half of all states promisinaccine athnumber of daily vaccinations drops nearly 16% over the past nine days. the growing calls tonight to release the body camera footage after authorities say a sheriff's deputy in north carolina fatally shot andrew brown jr. brown's family and the state's governor joining the demands to make the video public after witnesses togh senriff'sid admtt
av >>the severe storm threat at this hour. mill on alert for torrential rain, hail, and damaging winds. tornadoes already touching down in texas. flash flooding possible as storms head east. rob marciano standing by. the grim discovery in the search for that missing indonesian submarine with 53 people on board. the declaration made today after debris was found in the water. india facing what health s coniruni. 345,000 cases repo in the just the last 24 hours. mass cremations held in the streets. the concern tonirise in cases c implications. president biden making history, becoming the first u.s. president to recognize the mass killing of armenians in 1915 as a genocide. the reaction from the armenian-american community and the swift condemnation from
turkey. driving up demand -- americans looking to get back on the road this summer may have trouble getting a rental car. what's leading to the short rppply. preparations under way for the oscars. season to take place in person, but with restrictions. good evening, thanks for joining us on this saturday. i'm whit johnson. we begin tonight with the restart of the one-dose johnson & johnson vaccine, once considered a game changer in the fight against the coronavirus. the cdc lifting its 11-day pause after 15 cases of rare blood clots were identified. three women died. that's out of 8 million shots administered. nearly half of all states now promising to resume the johnson & johnson vaccine. doses will come with a warning label about the rare potential for blood clots. overall, nearly 36% of the adult
population now fully vaccinated but tonight new signs that supply is beginning to outpace demand. some states asking for smaller shipments of vaccine. new york city vaccination sites now accepting walk-ins, no appointment needed. abc's elwyn lopez leading us off from atlanta. >> reporter: tonight, after an 11 day pause, the johnson & johnson vaccine >> i think the benefits outweigh the risks. >> reporter: at least 22 states saying they'll resume the one-dose shots immediately. what would you say to people who are hesitant? >> i would just say look at the facts, trust science. >> reporter: the cdc and the fda recommending j&j's shot come with a warning label of the risk of rare blood clots. so far, 15 blood clot cases verified, but with 8 million shots given, that's about 1 clot per 500,000 vaccines given. experts say things like birth some americansse
are exceedu a blood clot than the rare but potentially deadly type from the shot. >> the risk of you having this complication versus the potential risk of getting covid right now certainly is on the side of getting covid. >> reporter: over the past nine days, the average number of daily vaccines administered dropping nearly 16%. and with supply outpacing demand, some states like louisiana and mississippi now asking for fewer doses. adding to growing concerns that vaccine hesitancy could trigger spikes in cases. >> we're at a really critical moment. if we hit a plateau in getting shots into people, we have this concern about a potential new wave. >> reporter: in new york, city-run vaccine sites like this one now opening its doors. walk-ins welcome to anyone 16 and over, appointments no longer needed. >> i've been taking all sorts of precautions, but i really need to get one, and i think everyone should get one. >> elwyn lopez joins us now from cdc headquarters in atlanta.
elwyn, as the johnson & johnson vaccine comes back online, you're hearing from some of the top pharmacies in the country on their plans to start administering shots again. >> reporter: that's right, whit. with 9 million doses prepared to go into the arms of americans, pharmacies like cvs and walgreens telling me they expect to resume the use of single-dose vaccines starting next week. whit? >> elwyn lopez for us, thank you. tonight, growing calls for justice in the release of body cam footage in the shooting death of andrew brown jr. sheriff's deputies were serving a warrant when the deadly shots were fired in elizabeth city, north carolina. seven deputies involved are now on administrative leave. the incident igniting protests for days, and now the sheriff's office at the center of the shooting also requesting the video be made public. here's abc's mona kosar abdi. >> reporter: tonight, the family of andrew brown jr. demanding authorities in north carolina release the police body camera footage in his fatal shooting. >> my nephew did not deserve that.
s na >> reporter: those calls echoing from the streets of elizabeth city to city council, which voted to file an official request for the video. >> we have to wait forever to get the body cam. 24 hours to 48 hours is enough. >> reporter: the governor also joining the chorus, tweeting, quote, the body camera footage should be made available as quickly as possible. pasquotank county's sheriff says deputies were serving an arrest warrant this week for brown on felony drug charges when he was killed at his rental home. >> mr. brown was a convicted felon with a history of resisting arrest. our training and our policy indicate under such circumstances there is a high risk of danger. >> reporter: witnesses claim brown was trying to drive away when deputies opened fire. >> sergeant advised, one male about 42 years of one male about 42 years of t to the back.
>> reporter: authorities have not said what led to the shooting. today, the family's lawyer says the sheriff's office told him brown was unarmed. >> i think something was shared that there was no drugs or weapon involved. >> reporter: t patience during the investigation. >> if any of my deputies broke any laws or violated any policies that come out of this investigation, they will be held accountable. >> reporter: seven deputies have been placed on administrative leave. it was not clear if that number included the deputy who the sheriff has said killed brown. the shooting now part of a larger nationwide conversation on policing in america. >> elizabeth city is a microcosm now of what is going on across the nation. >> let's get right to mona kosar abdi. the sheriff whose deputies were involve in the brown's fatal shooting is also calling for the video to be released. what's he saying tonight? >> reporter: the sheriff asked the state bureau of investigation what has taken over the case if releasing the video would hurt its investigation. once he hears back he says a motion will be filed in court for its release, hopefully by monday.
>> thank you. we turn now to severe weather threatening parts of the ut at least five report tornadoes touc dn t the twisters hitting sparsely populated area bus but still dangerous, tossing debris into the image air. damaging winds and large hail from texas to georgia. this was alabama this morning. abc's senior meteorologist rob marciano is joining us now. and rob, what can we expect in the coming days? >> reporter: these storms across alabama and georgia really mean business. we have had big hail and winds gusting over 60 miles per hour. you see it on the radat oss e us of the state. albany to sara that, you're getting it. watches posted for the next several hours. mid-atlantic going to get heavy rain. picks up tonight and wraps up in boston tomorrow afternoon. the next storm coming into the west now with rain and snow all the way down into d.c. for the oscars, and that's going to set up a severe weather
threat that could be potent we'll see you on "gma" torrow. officials calling it a tsunami. the country recording nearly 1 million cases in just three days. experts saying that's a fraction of the real number of infections. the health-care system on the brink there. train cars being used for patients. so many dead, mass cremations are happening in the streets. tonight, the haunting images and the warning for the rest of the world. here's abc's julia macfarlane. >> reporter: tonight, what officials in india call a tsunami of coronavirus cases is fast becoming a global catastrophe. for the third day in a row, the country shattering world records. more than 345,000 cases reported in the last 24 hours. nearly 1 million in the last three days alone. >> the situation is a devastating reminder of what this virus can do. >> reporter: the death toll so high, mass cremations are being
held in the street. the country's underfunded health-care system on the brink of collapse. hospitals running out of room, leaving patients on gurneys in the streets. the government forced to turn these train cars into mobile units. >> reporter: this desperate young woman crying out, this hospital is useless. her mother taken away on a rusty gurney. stricken oxygen after 20 people reportedly died without it in delhi. the health ministry reported more than 2,600 deaths in the past 24 hours, but experts say even those figures are likely an undercount. with every new infection lies the risk of another variant of the disease. this is not just india's problem, it's all of ours. whit? >> and that is a major concern. julia macfarlane, thank you. and tonight, indonesia declaring there is no hope for the 53 sailors on board that
missing submarine. authorities say they have found debris from inside the sub as well as an oil slick leading them to conclude that it broke apart and sank. the united states is among several countries helping in the search. here at home, president biden making history today with one biden becomiilinnize the massac of hundreds of thousands of armenians by the ottoman empire as a genocide. today hundreds in los angeles remembering those killed. biden speaking to turkey's president on friday. turkey a key nato ally. here's abc's white house correspondent maryalice parks. >> reporter: tonight, president biden making history while testing a key nato ally. on this global day of remembrance, becoming the first u.s. president to recognize the mass killings of armenians during world war i as a genocide. writing, we remember the lives of all those who died in the ottoman era armenian genocide. we see that pain. we affirm the history.
we do this not to cast blame, but to ensure that what happened is never repeated. starting in 1915, 1.5 million armenians were massacred or deported from the ottoman empire, now turkey. today's statement welcomed by the estimated 500,000 members of the armenian-american community. hundreds gathered in l.a. to mark the occasion. past presidents had avoided using the word genocide, not wanting to antagonize turkey, which for years has adamantly rejected the label. the turkish government today quick to denounce president biden's statement. their ministry of foreign affairs writing, the u.s. president's statement will not yield any results other than polarizing the nations and hindering peace and stability in our region. president biden just spoke to president erdogan yesterday for the first time since taking office. according to the white house, president biden said during that call he hoped the two countries would be able to effectively manage their disagreements.derss summit this june.
whit? >> maryalice, thanks. and a programming note here -- abc news will provide live coverage of president biden's address to a joint session of congress on wednesday night. david muir will joined by the powerhouse political team. that's beginning at 9:00 p.m. eastern here on abc. tonight, the death of 16-year-old ma'khia bryant leading to calls of an examination of use of force by police in this country. the teenager was shot during a violent altercation. the police chief saying use of force is authorized if there was a threat, but some argue bryant didn't have to die. here's abc's trevor ault. >> reporter: tonight, growing cries to re-evaluate police use-of-force policies in the wake of the shooting death of ohio 16-year-old ma'khia bryant. >> we recently have shooting after shooting after shooting, so maybe the training's wrong. >> reporter: protesters hitting the street again today, the fifth straight day since the shooting happened.
>>hat do we want? >> justice! >> reporter: bryant's family telling me the police need to change. >> they have the power right now to put some changes in the books. regardless of the situation, we have to be able to do better in protecting life. >> reporter: this week the columbus division of police released body camera footage of the incident. >> get down! get down! >> reporter: officer nicholas reardon firing four shots as bryant appears to lung weapons if there's a deadly threat. an independent investigation is now underway to determine whether the shooting was justified. >> fast facts cannot come at the expense of complete, accurate facts. but while we push for answers and transparency and accountability, we can't lose sight of the history of trauma and pain in our black community. >> reporter: ohio governor mike dewine says a law
enforcement reform bill is on the way, which will establish a use-of-force database and set up requirements for de-escalation training, though many law enforcement experts say this officer did not have time to de-escalate the situation. whit? >> trevor, thanks to you tonight. much more ahead on "world news tonight" this saturday. the hate crime investigation after the brutal attack of an asian-american man in new york city. the surveillance images just d . while travel everiers at u.s. may have trouble finding a rental car this summer. that's next. with dupixent, teens saw clearer skin and significantly less itch. don't use if you're allergic to dupixent. serious allergic reactions can occur including anaphylaxis, which is severe. tell your doctor about new or worsening eye problems, such as eye pain or vision changes or a parasitic infection. if you take asthma medicines, don't change or stop them without talking to your doctor. so help heal your skin from within
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