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cbsnews.com. i'm jericka duncan. >>'s monday, julth, thisthe bs morni news." dangerous surge. coronavirus cases are spiking in every single state fueled by the delta variant. how some states ar trying to use new restrictions to slow the spread. raging wildfires grow across the west. how rugged terrain is complicating firefighters' efforts to extinguish the flames. and olympic stunners. we have the latest from the tokyo games as the world's top tokyo games as the world's top athletes go for gold. captioning funded by cbs good morning. good to be with you, i'm anne-marie green.
well, we begin with troubling new information about the coronavirus. the number of new infections has risen nearly 50% across the nation over the past week. experts say the highly contagious delta variant is fueling the surge. officials say 97% of patients who are hospitalized have not been vaccinated against the virus. so laura podesta has the very latest details on this from new york. laura, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. the uptick in covid-19 hospitalizations and deaths could mean a return to mask mandates. yesterday dr. anthony fauci suggested in an interview that the cdc may revise its guidelines. 163 million people in the u.s. are now fully vaccinated against covid-19. while that's nearly half the population, experts say it isn't enough. >> we're going in the wrong >> reporter: natide the number of new cases has risen near 50% wk with
all 50 states reporting increased infection totals. the renewed spread has been attributed to the virus' more contagious delta variant. >> this is a completely preventable disease at this point. we have good vaccines, and if you take the vaccines we can prevent this. >> reporter: florida accounts for one out of every five u.s. cases. some doctors there say all their recent covid patients are unvaccinated. >> several patients here in this unit are already asking can you give me the vaccine now? it's kind of too late. >> reporter: in los angeles county and elsewhere, indoor mask mandates have returned even for those who have gotten shots. >> the quality of the mask does matter. if you can get a kn95 mask or n95 mask that's going to afford a lot >>epor otection. districts say masks must be rn when school starts. colleges r covid-19 is blamed for 4.1 million deaths around the world
including more than 610,000 here in the u.s., anne-marie. >> wow. laura podesta in new york. thank you so much. so off to japan now. olympic organizers reported 16 new coronavirus cases. that brings the total number of infections to 148 since the start of the month. meantime, the international olympic committee says that athletes who earn medals can now remove their masks on the podium for photos but only for 30 seconds. katie ledecky, the biggest star of u.s. swimming, took silver in her first final in tokyo today. her australian rival narrowly edged her out of the gold in the 400-meter freestyle. reigning olympic champion simone biles led the usa women's gymnastics team during the qualifying round. the team finished a surprising second to russia but still qualified for the final. it is the first time the americans have failed to lead at the end of any major event in more than a decade. and the u.s. men's basketball
team lost its opener to france in shocking fashion, falling 83-76. it was team usa's first loss in the olympics since 2004. thousands of firefighters in the western united states are racing to extinguish at least 79 raging wildfires that have torched nearly 1.5 million acres. evacuation orders expanded in northern california after the dixie fire merged with another wildfire on saturday. so far the flames have incinerated more than 190,000 acres and continue to push east. officials say the fires are burning in rugged terrain that's hard to reach, forcing firefighters to hike through steep canyons with hand tools. meantime, the largest wildfire continues to spread in southern oregon. critically dry weather is fueling the bootleg fire which has scorched nearly 409,000 acres. a powerful typhoon hits
china's east coast prompting tens of thousands of people to evacuate. the storm packing torrential rain and 85 mile-per-hour winds also caused airline and train cancelations. it hit as central china is still reeling from record flooding that killed at least 63 people. tropical weather is also bearing down on the eastern coast of japan. olympics organizers say that they're talking with individual sports about changing event programs. rowing cleared its schedule for today and tomorrow, and tomorrow's archery matches are being altered, as well. so back in the u.s. now, a congressional investigation into the deadly january 6th attack on the u.s. capitol begins tomorrow. the house committee is made up of lawmakers from both parties, but as christina ruffini repoports, partisan tensions ar already heating up. this committee in order to retain the confidence of the american people must act in a way that has no partisanship. >> reporter: but the make-up of
investigating committee has already become a partisan issue. >> we should be candid about the fact that it is politically to the advantage of democrats to try to keep this issue in the forefront. >> reporter: speaker of the house nancy pelosi appointed a second republican, illinois' adam kinzinger, after refusing two of the five gop members put forward by minority leader kevin mccarthy. >> maybe the republicans can't handle the truth, but we have a responsibility to seek it. >> reporter: the rejected members, jim jordan and jim banks, voted against certifying the 2020 election results. >> she doesn't want us to ask these questions because at the end of the day she is ultimately responsible for the breakdown of security at the capitol. >> reporter: then there's the stalled bipartisan effort on -- what else -- infrastructure. >> we're optimistic -- >> stay tuned. >> we're down to the last couple of items. >> reporter: democrats want more of the $1 trillion bill to go toward mass transit. republicans say they've been generous enough. >> one issue that's outstanding, frankly, at this point. my hope is that we'll see progress on that yet today.
>> reporter: now we've heard this before, but senators say they could have a deal ready to vote on as soon as next week. christina ruffini, cbs news, the white house. robert moses, a famed leader of the civil rights movement, has died. mo known as bob, became an organizer of the freedom summer project in 1974 when hundreds of students went to the south to register african-american voters and promote civil rights throughout the state. he also founded the algebra project in 1982 to help struggling students succeed in math. the cause of death has not been reported. robert moses was 86 years old. so coming up, france takes action. the new rules the french government is imposing as coronavirus cases spike. and cops to the rescue. how they saved a baby pinned underneath a car after it crashed into a store. this is the "cbs morning news."
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rabbi-turned-comedian jackie mason is being remembered as one of the all-time great comics. he died saturday at a new york hospital. he was known for his borscht belt style of jewish comedy where he performed at resorts in upstate new york. mason later appeared on broadway in one-man shows and made cameos on tv and in movies. he won an emmy and tony. jackie mason was 93 years old. a dramatic rescue to save a baby pinned underneath a car, and france approves controversial new coronavirus rules. those are some of the headlines on the "morning newsstand." the "associated press" says the french parliament today approved special covid-19 passes for all restaurants along with new vaccine rules. the law requires health care workers to start getting vaccinated by september 15th or risk suspension. it also requires people over the
age of 12 to have a health pass to enter all restaurants, trains, planes, and some other public venues by the end of september. the new rules have triggered protests and political tensions. president emmanuel macron says that they're needed to protect people and avoid new lockdowns as infections are rebounding. our miami station wfor reports a memorial concert was held for the victims of the surfside condo collapse. dozens of people packed the ball harbor beach last night for the concert. it included classical music played by the south florida symphony orchestra. organizers say the event was held to honor the victims and help the community heal. saturday marked one month since the champlain towers south came crashing down. at least 97 people were killed. one person remains missing. investigators are looking into whether structural damage is to blame for the blast. -- for the collapse. and wcbs says a mother and her baby were injured when a car crashed into a barber shop.
>> we got a baby under the vehicle. >> let's lift it up. >> two nearby police officers rushed to the store in yonkers on friday. they lifted the car off the baby who was pinned underneath. the 36-year-old mother was hit by the out-of-control car as she was crossing the street with her 8-month-old daughter. they -- rather the force of the impact pushed them into the store. the baby suffered a fractured skull. the mother had a fractured leg. they are expected to be okay, though. and the driver of the vehicle was charged with dui. so still ahead, olympic flame out. ratings for the opening ceremony in tokyo are the lowest in more than three decades. than three decades. ok closely a. you've seen him before. he's your dog. wolves and dogs share many traits. like a desire for meat. that's why there's blue wilderness, made with... the protein-rich meat your dog loves. feed your dog's inner wolf
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the opening ceremony for the tokyo olympics drew the smallest american television audience in 33 years. about 17 million people in the u.s. watched the event on friday. that's a 36% decrease from the kickoff to the rio de janeiro games five years ago. it's a different story in japan, though. more than 70 million people tuned in there making it the most-watched event in japan in the last ten years. on the cbs "money watch" now, a lack of jet fuel is causing problems at some u.s. airports, and couples are flocking to las vegas again to get married. diane king hall is at the new york stock exchange with those stories and more. good monday morning to you, diane. >> reporter: good monday morning some big compaarie.it's sping us quarterly report cards including apple, amazon, microsoft,
exxonmobil, and tesla. all three major u.s. indices finished last weekend record highs. on friday the dow rallied 238 points, the nasdaq jumped 152, and the s&p 500 added 44. a shortage of jet fuel is causing flight cancelations and delays at airports in the western u.s. the problem is being made worse due to a spike in fuel needed by aircraft fighting wildfires, supply chain issues and a shortage of tanker truck drivers. problems are reported at airports in boseman, montana, and fresno, california. authorities in nevada say cargo and passenger flights could be canceled at reno-tahoe international airport. more people are saying "i do" again in las vegas where the wedding business is reportedly booming. npr says sin city's $2 billion industry has rebounded in a big way since march when vaccines became widely available and casinos began increasing capacity.
weddings were down by about 96% of april of last year. officials say there are now more weddings in vegas since pre-pandemic. and having more money could add more years to your life according to a new study. researchers at northwestern university tracked 5,400 americans for almost a quarter century. they found that people who have greater wealth tend to live longer. the study also found that big earners were more likely to outlive their siblings who made less. anne-marie? >> well, rich people, you're going to need that money if you're living longer because you're going to have to spend it. i was like, it figures, you know? the other thing i was reading about, some studies in the area, though, was it's not just about how long you live but the quality of your life. you got to be living well and healthily to enjoy it. rich people will do that more, too. >> i'd like to taste both. why not? i'll be the guinea pig. >> yes, me, too. me, too.
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pink is offering to pay a $1,700 fine leveled against the norwegian women's handball team. the pop star tweeted that she's proud of the female athletes for protesting the very sexist rules about their uniform. the team was fined last week by the european handball federation after players competed in shorts rather than the mandated bikini bottoms at a european beach handball championship. the action caused an uproar around the world. the ehf says that it will re-evaluate its dress code. a 63-year-old georgia man is the winner of the annual ernest hemingway look alike contest. electrical and plumbing supply company owner zac taylor defeated others at key west hemmingway day's salute to the author.
taylor says he shares the passion for fishing, hunting, and the outdoorsman lifestyle. >> i think papa would be proud of what's been accomplished in his name in a town he loved so well. >> hemmingway lived in keyt for most of the 1930s where he wrote "for whom the bell tolls" and "to have and have not." and parts of paris looked like they stepped back in time. or over the weekend, vintage antique and classic cars made their way around the capital as part of the 14th summer crossing of paris. it drew cars, motor bikes, jeeps, buses, and tractors from all over europe. they drove past iconic landmarks including the eiffel tower. coming up on "cbs this morning" now, we're going to take you to kenya where a cbs news investigation reveals how american college students are paying graduates there to do homework assignments for them. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news."
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case has risen with all 50 states reporting increases in totals. the surge is contributed to the contagious delta variant. officials say 97% of hospitalized patients have not been vaccinated against the virus. more people are being evacuated in northern california after the dixie fire merged with another wildfire over the weekend. officials say the fires are burning in rugged, hard-to-reach terrain, forcing firefighters to hike through steep canyons with hand tools. meantime, the bootleg fire
continues to spread in southern oregon. critically dry weather is fueling the flames there which have torched nearly 409,000 acres. the world health organization is warning of a new global wave of coronavirus cases and deaths. liz palmer reports on the weekend protests against new pandemic restrictions in countries around the world. >> reporter: riot police faced off against french protesters this weekend who are angry about rules that make vaccine passports compulsory to enter many public places. but most people have accepted the idea. at the eiffel tower, everybody in the line has to show a proof of vaccination bar code or certificate or take an on-site covid test in order to enjoy the views from this famous landmark which has just reopened after nine months. [ cheers ] in athens, too, there were demonstrations after the greek government made vaccinations
mandatory for health workers. it's also insisting ferry passengers traveling to the greek islands show proof of immunity to protect its vital tourism industry. over on the other side of the world, on saturday police in sydney ducked flower pots hurled by protesters furious about a new lockdown. australia had kept covid at bay by closing its borders, but the virus sneaked in anyway, and infections are on the rise. [ cheers ] and here in england, young clubbers celebrated not only the end of lockdowns but all covid restrictions. partying in crowded venues on so-called freedom day at the start of the week. the number of people testing positive for coronavirus in britain is back up again over 30,000 every day. but thanks to good vaccine coverage, the number of deaths
so far anyway has remained low. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, london. coming up on "cbs this morning," we will take you to kenya where a cbs news investigation reveals how american college students are paying graduates there to do homework assignments for them. plus, the link between smartphones and teenage loneliness. we're going to talk to psychologist lisa damour about what parents need to know. and from surfing to skateboarding, the new sports making the debut at the summer olympics. that's the "cbs morning news" for this monday. thanks for watching. i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. ♪