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ancer survivor. i am so glad i learned what was possible for me. to learn more about the latest research, including clinical trials, visit pancreatic cancer >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." >> geech, in many ways, america seems on the the covid rebound. on 60 minutes tonight fed chair jerome powell tells cbs's scott pelley the, america is ready to bounce back. and this week, a new covid vaccine milestone. 4.6 million shots were administered saturday. which means 71 million americans are now fully vaccinated. but some states are still in
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trouble. >> reporter: good evening. here in los angeles the county is picking up the pace to vaccinate as many people as possible. so far they have given out almost 5 million shots. but across the country, health officials are bracing for vaccine shortages and possible surges. >> one shot, and one shot only. >> reporter: a shot of relief as los angeles expands vaccine eligibility to include anyone 16 years or older. california joining other states doing that to beat back the virus as fast as possible. we need to get in the habit of trying to surge resources into those hot spots to put out those fires that spread. >> reporter: those flames spreading to michigan. it's the nation's latest covid hot spot. on face the nation, the governor said her state needs more doses. >> i don't think there is a governor in the country leaving any vaccines on the table. we have thousands of partners who are ready to put shots in arms. we just need the vaccines to come into michigan. >> reporter: a speed bump this week. america's supply of the johnson & johnson single-shot vaccine
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will plunge 86%. because of a contamination issue at a baltimore production plant. 15 million doses tossed out. >> you made my day. >> you made my day. >> reporter: therere is progrer. one in fivive americanans are n fully vaccinated. and more rollbacks. this week, utah become the 12th state to lift its mask mandate. and in florida, the mask debate rages on. in california, governor newsom says mask mandates will remain in place even after june 15th when the state is set to reopen. and tomorrow will be the first day many students in l.a. county will be back in a classroom in more than a year. jericka. >> thank you. time now for a covid checkup with cbs news medical contributor dr. david agus in los angeles. dr. agus, as you know,
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we have a j&j shortage this week, down 85%. how does that impact the race against this virus? >> it is a punch in the gut. many states expected these vaccines. there was a plant that was supposed to be producing here in the united states, in maryland. and 15 million doses were tossed. we are still getting vaccine from europe. many people, unfortunately, are going to have the wait until we can get that plant on line and have the one and done vaccine, which many people are hoping for. >> as we just heard, there are several states of course that are still struggling. people want this to be over. how does what we are hearing and seeing really complicate this process? >> well, the great lakes region had later cold season, people were indoors more. there was more spread of the virus. people saw the light at the end of the tunnel but forgot to they were still in the tunnel. what we are seeing is the infectious variant that originated in the you united kim
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spreading rapidly in most of the great lake stakes and increasing hospitalizations especially % among the young. it is worrisome. there is a race, vaccine versus the virus. >> right now, in many parts of the country, the virus appears to be winning. how do you explain it. >> the virus can cause serious problems, even in a young individual. whereas the vaccine has minor side effects, all of which are reversible. we have heard in the news a couple of cases here and there of serious side effects. they are real, but remarkably rare. we are attuned to them, actually looking for them and now when they are seen we are going to attack very quickly to alleviate them. >> i just got mine on friday. i am here on sunday. thankfully the side effects weren't so bad. doctor, thanks so much for your time. india today says it's the fastest country in the world toed a officer 100 million doses
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of covid vaccine. it achieved the feat in 85 days. it took the u.s. 89. and there is progress to report in britain. cbs's elizabeth palm he were is in london. >> reporter: in britain, there are clear signs that covid's in decline. businesses, including pubs, are getting ready to welcome customers back for the first time since before christmas. and prime minister boris johnson will be among them. >> on monday, the 12th, i will be going to the pub myself and cautiously but irreversibly raising a pint of beer to my lips. >> reporter: by contrast, europe is in the grip of a third wave of infection that has hospitals overstretched. and public health staff racing to vaccinate faster than the virus is spreading. but people's confidence has been shaken. first, the european medicines agency launched an investigation into a possible link between blood clots and astrazeneca's vaccine. and now they have launched a second investigation similarly
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into johnson & johnson's. covid is also surging in brazil. the death rate has tripled since january, almost 3,000 victims a day who might have lived had their been more vaccine. but brazil ordered too little, too late, and the current shortages will persist for months. in fact, global vaccine shortages may get even worse, thanks to india's own galloping covid infection. india is a major vaccine producer, but has decided for the moment to stop exporting doses until it has its own crisis under control. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, london. britain is in a week of national mourning following the death of prince philip. today, his life was celebrated at churches across the country. prince philip died friday at the age of 99. among those at services, prince andrew. he described his father as the grandfather of the nation.
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and he reflected on his mother's loss. >> the queen, as you would expect, is an incredibly stoic person. she described it as this having left a huge void in her life. >> prince philip's funeral will be held saturday at windsor castle. prince harry will be there. meghan markle, who is expecting the couple's second child, will not. >> today virginia governor ralph northam said he was disturbed and angered by the violent traffic stop caught on camera. the controversial incident involved uniformed army second left hand carmen nazario. they show officers drawing their guns, pointing them at the lieutenant and using a slang term to suggest he was facing execution. they then pepper sprayed him. the videos show the lieutenant cooperating with his hand up. he's now suing the police.
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>> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." >> welcome back to the overnight news. i'm jericka duncan. facebook could decide to lift its ban on former president donald trump as soon as this week. they banned him following the january 6th capitol riots. twitter removed the former president permanently from its platform. it fuelled a growing debate over how we should police the internet and social media. >> men are trash.
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can i say this on facebook or no? >> right now, probably not. >> reporter: for nearly two years, this researcher gained exclusive access to the creation of facebook's oversight board, the new independent group soon the rule on donald trump's account. >> it was kind of pitched as the supreme court of facebook. they don't really like it when you call it that. >> reporter: yes, most facebook rules are still written by the company and enforced by algorithms and subcontractors, but for the hardest cases these 19 human rights experts will judge what content users can post. why would facebook want someone else deciding what can be on their platform? >> because they are incredibly hard decisions that no one wants to be making. >> reporter: because the modern public square is facebook, twitter, youtube, history's most successful coders now control the types of questions once reserved for philosophers or judges. can a covid treatment be freehly
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debated as casting doubt on an election free speech or insurrection. how far can it be alud on line before it is considered abuse. >> we have got to break these guys apart. >> reporter: no one in washington seems very happy with their answers. >> we agree many people don't trust us. >> we try not to be arbiters of what is true ourselves. >> reporter: maybe the bigger problem for mark zuk and jack darcy and sundar pitch a. >> twiwitter is ediditing and censoring and silencing. >> reporter: insists big tech snuffs out unpopular views, democrats argue they give the false and the inflammatory? started on your platforms. >> reporter: the platform used to spread a message used to be a public space like new york's union square. even there, rallies the city
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didn't like conveniently shrank when the park was packed with trees and berves and on one of those benches we review on the internet. >> i tweet often. and i am controversial. >> reporter: mike davis founded the accountability project. you believe there should be free speech platforms with less regulation than there is today. >> yes. >> reporter: he had a comment on underhadar biden that was blocked by twitter and demoted by facebook. and how parler was forced off the internet entirely by apple, google, and amazon. ? even if we concede there could be a trouble standard. isn't it these private company's right to take whatever view they want. >> sure, they can. they just shouldn't get section 230 immunity from the federal government. >> reporter: section 230 is the law that gave internet companies broad power to choose what the
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take down while shielding this emfrom liability for what they keep up. >> they should change section 230. >> reporter: it is what this lawyer wanted to talk about, too. unlike davis, her concern is the lack of legal consequences for what platforms leave up. >> i am not talking about being called a b word on twitter. i am talking about extreme stalking or revenge porn or child sexual abuse material. those victims need to be able to get justice. right now with section 230 our court's doors are closed to those people. >> reporter: the law blamed for so must have, but also credited with creating the modern internet, was real just a response to a strange court case. in 1995, an investment company based in that building in lake success new york sued the early on line platform prodigy for defamation for something a user had posted to their platform. and the judge ruled prodigy was liable for the user's content
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because they had a policy of screening their users comments. it seemed they wouldn't be liable if they didn't south korean at all. >> that is backwards. we want to encourage people to help us control what comes in and what our children see. >> reporter: fearing it would expose children the pornography congress passed 230 saying companies could screen out objectionable content and still not be liable for their users' post. >> it is story about power. these companies slowly acreating all of this power partly because of the space section 230 bought them. washington wants in on some of that power. >> mr. dorsey, who the hell elected you -- >> reporter: many in congress want the rewrite section 230. >> removing section 230 will remove speech from the internet. >> reporter: even though big companies might be best positioned to survive without it. >> they are both massive monopolies.
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members of the royal family attend sunday services as britain mourns the death of prince philip. the funeral for queen elizabeth's husband, who died friday, at the age of 99, will be held this saturday. prince an draw said his father's death has left a, quote, huge void in the queen's life after a marriage that lasted more than 70 years. mark phillips takes a closer look at the man known as britain's first gentleman. >> reporter: a 41-gun salute was certainly the noisiest tribute prince philip will get in these pandemic times. this is how the military says good-bye. but the duke of he hadden borrow's legacy is far broader than the time he spent in the service. there is no job definition for royal consort. and if there were, prince
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philip, naval officer, man of action, first gentleman with matinee idol looks -- prince philip, might never have seemed the type to live a life in his wife's shadow especially as he was actually more royal than she is. >> yes, the prince was actually twice a royal as the queen. >> reporter: giles was a friend and used to run one of philip's charities. >> the queen is royal on her father's side. whereas prince philip was of royal blood on both sides of his family. descended from queen victoria and also descended from every sing, kaiser, czar you can think of. >> reporter: when when the -- and every family member conspooird to have philip and
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princess meet it was a destiny. philip was an outsider, considered unreliable, even unsuitable in some royal circles. he was a banished prince who was shipped off to school in britain. a distinguished naval career followed, including citations for heroism during the second world war. he was, as the queen's cousin margaret rhodes told me before she died a few years ago, a catch. >> of course prince philip was the most aught toly good-looking, viking god. >> viking god. >> well he really was good-looking. >> reporter: he knew his public place, roughly two paces behind her. but behind the scenes he kept the royal business, the firm, as he famously called it, running. it is almost like he was her manager as well as her husband and consort. >> in a curious way he was.
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she wore the crown but he wore the trousers. i asked him what it was like when he fund out he was going to be the consort of the queen in 19526789 i said, were there people telling you what to do? he said no, there were people telling me whatn not to do. >> he had his own way. he thought the royal family had the change. it was philip who convinced the queen they should let tv cameras in to see that royals were people, too. the show was a hit. the queen reportedly hated it. but the royal family was getting a bit too a modern in other ways, particularly in way the children's marriages were falling apart. princess anne and the mark mark phillips. prince andrew and sarah ferguson. and of course charles and diana. >> he got them together, and actually said to her, make a list of all the things you like about him in the marriage and make a list of all the things
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you don't like and let's try to reduce the number of things you don't like and increase -- let's do this in a practical way. >> was he acting as a kind of marriage counsellor to them? >> yes, actively doing so. >> reporter: on his golden wedding anniversary philip did what a lot of people do. he took stock. >> like all families we went through the full range of pleasures and tribulations of bringing up children. i am somewhat bias but i think our children have done well under difficult and demanding circumstances. >> reporter: as for the it laest demanding circumstance, the estrangement from if family of harry and meghan. >> i'm sure he understood harry's desire for freedom and independence and doing things his own way. i am not sure he would have recommended giving a no-hold-barred interview to oprah. >> reporter: there were times when philip might have been better advised to keep his own mouth shut. he was famously gave-prone once
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causing a diplomat i havetive in china by telling british students they might get slitty eyes if they stayed at that long. closer to home he once asked scottish driving instructors how they department their students off the sauce. he seemed simply not wired for political correctness. for his part philip seemed to adopt the model of that other famous sailor, popeye, i am what i am. >> i can't suddenly change my whole way of doing thing. i can't change my interests. i can't change my way in which i react to others. >> reporter: in other ways, though, philip was ahead of his time. he was the first president of the world wildlife fund trying to save endangered species. he championed environmental causes. but he freely admitted what job one was. it was supporting witness's wife, and queen. >> my dear papa was a very special person who i think above all else would have been amazed
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right here. you are fully loaded and completely equipped for the race that's been designed for you. while the pandemic forced many of us to stay home over the last year, a young teen decided to get out of the house and stay out. well, that led to a backyard experience like no other. here's steve hartman on the road. >> reporter: 13-year-old william olmstead says to build strong character you need to step outside your comfort zone. so he did just that. you went outside your comfort zone? >> quite literally, yes. >> reporter: literally, yes. william is a boy scout, loved camping until covid came along. he thought what better way to challenge himself than to put a tent up behind his house in
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willton, connecticut and sleep in it longer than any backyard camper ever has. every night? >> yes. >> a year and a day. william's dad, bill. >> stopping him from doing anything is a fool's air ran. >> reporter: his parents went along with it. let him give up a warm cozy bed in exchange for howling coyotes and bitter cold, blizzards, squeltderring heat and worse. >> reporter: i want to give yourselves a chance to defend your parenting skills. a hurricane went through. you let him stay out. >> we put the tend underthe deck. >> reporter: how many trees did you lose that night? >> six. >> reporter: and how many sons? >> not one. >> reporter: in william's defense the bulk of the storm had passed by night fall and william is a storm in his own right. >> when i start something i have to finish it. if i don't finish it, i would be
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so upset. >> reporter: patients often push their kids but it moves them no closer to success. >> are you ready to be tucked in. >> reporter: william was determined to sleep outside a full year. and this week, he made it. his next goal, to end world hunger. doesn't know how yet, but you can bet tonight he's sleeping on it. steve hartman, on the road, in willton, connecticut. and that is the overnight news for this monday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back with us a little bit later for "cbs this morning" or follow us on line at cbs from the broadcast center in new york i'm jericka duncan.
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it's monday, april 12th, 2021. this is the "cbs morning news." breaking overnight, protesters clash with officers in minnesota after a deadly police shooting just miles away from the derek chauvin trial. back to work. the top priority in the nation's capital as congress returns if a two-week break. i'm honestly afraid to get out. >> you should be! get out! >> held at gunpoint. body camera shows an army officer pepper sprayed in his own suv. this morning, the fallout from this morning, the fallout from this traffic stop. captioning funded by cbs


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