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down their guard. >> reporter: as the nation's number of lives lost closes in on 200,000. >> we have to stay strong and do the things that could decrease the spread and with smartesting, we can flatten the curve and slow the spread. >> announcer: this is "new day" with alisyn camerota and john berman. >> we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and all around the world. this is "new day." just as plans are being made to lay ruth bader ginsburg to rest, an epic political battle is in full swing to replace her on the supreme court. at this hour, dozens of protesters gathered on the steps of the supreme court calling on the senate to hold off on confirming a nominee until after we know who will be president. moments ago, the white house press secretary announced that president trump will likely name a nominee by as early as tomorrow. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell said he will move quickly to confirm that person
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he though he disallowed president obama to fill a seat more than 200 days before the election. >> so far two republican senators have come out against confirming someone before election day, and a new national poll finds that 62% of americans believe the winner of the november election should appoint ginsburg's replacement. this morning, we have brand new reporting on the president's short list of potential nomin nominees. his enthusiasm for one perceived leading candidate might be fading. we have much more on that shortly. other major news this morning, data that clearly shows the number of daily coronavirus cases is rising, again, look at the tail end of that graph. you can see the seven-day moving average above 40,000 again. this is of enormous concern to scientists across the country. cases are rising in 28 states, that's all the states in orange and red there, and within the next day or two, the united states will pass the horrifying
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number of 200,000 people killed by coronavirus. we'll begin with the latest on the court. we have new information on timing. joe johns at the white house. joe? >> reporter: good morning, john. white house press secretary kayleigh mcenany out on another network this morning indicating that it is very likely that there will be an announcement on a nominee to the supreme court before wednesday, also indicating that of course is still up to the president. if we do get another name for a nominee out this week, it will certainly come very quick, quicker than any other nomination has occurred, also it is something that the senate leadership says they want to push through very quickly as well, but they're using a very different message from what they used four years ago, when president obama tried to fill a vacancy on the supreme court.
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a supreme court fight brewing on capitol hill, less than 24 hours after justice ruth bader ginsburg died friday, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell vowing president trump's nominee to replace her will get a vote in the senate. president trump says he will put forward his nominee this week. >> it will be a woman, a very talented, very brilliant woman. >> reporter: senate republicans arguing it is their constitutional duty to fill the seat. >> i believe the right thing to do is for the senate to take up this nomination and to confirm the nominee before election day. >> reporter: but republicans led by mcconnell refused to give president barack obama supreme court pick merritt garland a vote, despite that nomination coming nearly eight months before the 2016 election. >> this nomination ought to be made by the president we're in the process of electing this year. >> reporter: shortly after his inauguration, trump nominated neil gorsuch to the court to
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fill the seat. in 2016, senate lindsey graham highlighted the new precedent. >> i want to you use my words against me. if there's a republican president in 2016 and a vacancy occurs in the last year of the first term, you can say lindsey graham said let's let the next president whoever it might be make that nomination. >> reporter: and again in 2018. >> if an opening comes ain the last year of president trump's term and the primary process has started, we'll wait until the next election. >> you're on the record? >> yes. >> all right. >> hold the tape. >> reporter: but now graham in his own tight re-election campaign says he will support a trump supreme court nominee. democratic presidential nominee joe biden imploring republicans not to move forward with any nominee. >> don't vote to confirm anyone nominated under the circumstances president trump
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and senator mcconnell have created. don't go there. uphold your constitutional duty, your conscience. let the people speak. >> reporter: it would take four republican senators breaking ranks to block trump's nominee and several vulnerable senate republicans are in tight re-election races that could change the balance of power in the senate. senator susan kohl incollins an murkowski said they do not support fill the seat before the election, but it is unclear if that means they will vote against a nominee. the democratic leadership vowing to fight back, even considering increasing the number of justices on the supreme court. >> we first have to win the majority before that can happen, but once we win the majority, god willing, everything is on the table. >> reporter: so who is the president leaning toward? our reporting here at cnn has been fairly consistent over the last 24, 48 hours, that amy coney barrett, a judge already
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been vetted by the white house before is the favorite, remains the favorite for a number of reasons, including the fact that she is seen as the safest choice. we're told that the president is leaning toward amy coney barrett, and also that senator mitch mcconnell, the senate majority leader who has to push all of this through also has made his choice clear, and that it's barrett simply because it would help make a very smooth process presumably up on capitol hill. alisyn, back to you >> joe, thank you for all of that information. joining us is jeffrey toobin and david boise. great to have both of you. jeffrey toobin, that bit of breaking news that joe just reported on, amy coney barrett
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seemed to have leaped over the list of trump favorites, now at the top. >> she's been a favorite of the conservative base since her name surfaced for the kavanaugh vacancy. she is as close as you can find to a guaranteed vote both to overturn roe versus wade and to overturn the affordable care act, obamacare. she is not just a conservative on social issues but on legislative matters. i think the stakes of this nomination are very clear. if it is in fact barrett, she is someone who will implement donald trump's agenda across the board and that's why she is the leading candidate. >> i want to give people some more breaking news. president trump despite what kayleigh mcenany just said announced that the nomination
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will come either friday or saturday, the reason being he says he wants to give the nation the appropriate time to mourn the loss of justice ginsburg, and david boise, to you on that point, i think it's a sign of the times, frankly, that we learned of the death of justice ginsburg and within minutes there was the political posturing over how her seat would be filled and i don't think you want to let the moment pass without acknowledging what a towering -- whether you agree with her or not, she was a towering figure in the realm of law and justice. >> she was an historic lawyer, an historic justice. her role in the advancement of rights, denver rights, sexual orientation rights, rights for minorities, is outstanding. it's sometimes easy, though, to focus on her role only as a justice and a lawyer. she was also an extraordinary
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person. she was warm, she had a great sense of humor, and she had the capacity to deal with people, even ideological enemies, opponents like justice scalia, on very friendly terms. she represented a time in our country where people could have passionate disagreements on policy issues but nevertheless listen to the other side, work with the other side and become friends with the other side so i think one of the lessons that we ought to take from her is not only her tremendous accomplishments and commitment to fairness and equality and justice, but also the kind of person she was and the kind of person that i think we as a country need to be. >> i'm so glad you brought that up. we have justice scalia's son coming up this hour and he has all of these personal an ek departme anecdotes to share about their special relationship.
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they were such good friends and they were funny. they shared opera, so we'll hear more about that coming up. so thank you for that. jeffrey, in terms of -- there's the epic political battle that we're already engaged in, and then there's the upshot of what this means, for people's lives, something joe biden has been bringing up which is the affordable care act is on the docket for november and this decision, whether the seat is filled or not, it will be obamacare will be affected in november by all of this, as will abortion, as will so many things in this country. this will affect real people's lives. >> and it won't just affect real people's lives for the immediate future. it's going to be decades, and you know, we're talking about issues like will there be any regulation of campaign finance in america or will the campaign be deregulated as was suggested
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in the citizens united decision. will it remain an option for universities and employers in america. will the federal government be able to regulate pollution and climate change in the united states? all of these issues wind up before the supreme court, and this justice will address them for the next three or four decades. >> obamacare right away to be clear, is on the calendar for immediately after the election, so that is something -- go ahead, jeffrey. >> and remember, the issue in that case, there's several issues but one very distinct possibility is that the entire statute will be thrown out. that means no protection for preexisting conditions, no lifetime caps on return to life time caps on benefits, no keeping your kids on your insurance until they're 25. all of that goes out the window if this case goes the way amy
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coney barrett has said it should go, which is get rid of bof obamacare. >> david boies, this is how joe biden is framing this issue going forward. david, how else do you think democrats should handle this now? they don't have the power in the senate. they don't control the calendar in any way, so what can and should they do, do you think? >> i think one of the things they have to do is they have to try to work with the very, very few republican moderates who are already speaking about the responsibilities here of the senate. it would be a disgrace after the experience of merritt garland, after denying merritt garland a vote for over 200 days, they would try to jam through another supreme court nomination between now and the election. that level of hypocrisy is something that i think the
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american people will reject and i think the democrats in the senate have to be making the case to their colleagues that the senate has a responsibility here to act not simply in partisanship, but in what is in the interests in the country and the interests of the institution of the senate and the supreme court. if they crossed this line, if they continue to politicize the supreme court as they have, the democrats have to, once they regain power, they are going to have to address this, and probably didn't address it in a way that people would prefer not to, because what we want to do is we want to have a supreme court that is above partisan politics, and over the last four years, beginning with the denial of a vote for merritt garland and you heard what all the republicans said, how you never want to do this in the last year of a presidential campaign, but we're now almost in the last
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month of a presidential campaign, so i think that if they now flip-flop on that issue, i think that is going to not only take us down a road of diminishing the senate, diminishing the supreme court, but it will take us down a road that requires to rebalance the supreme court once the democrats regain control of congress, and the republicans of course have now eliminated essentially the filibuster, so the republicans have taken the step of taking us down to majoritarian rule without any limitations on that. i think they're taking us down a road they're going to rue. >> it's interesting. chuck schumer telegraphed as much, basically saying if democrats win the senate, if democrats win the white house, katiebar the door. >> there's nothing off the table. democrats are great about
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talking big, but we'll see if he has the, if he and the other democrats have the guts to do anything, if they retake control of the senate. will they really add the two seats on the supreme court? >> why wouldn't they? if they're in control, why wouldn't they? >> because they're weak and they're wimps and they're afraid, and i think you know, the democrats, you know, we think about bush v. gore and which david argued. in 2016, al gore said no street protests. this is just a legal process, while david saw in tallahassee and washington the republican forces massing against them, literally on the streets. there is a difference to how democrats and republicans go about these fights, and we'll see if democrats learn anything from republicans here. yes, it's interesting that chuck schumer said nothing is off the table, but that's not a commitment to do anything. >> we have debate rules here,
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david, we have to give you 20 seconds to weigh in on that. >> i think jeffrey is right, democrats have been extremely cautious, but i think this is a step that can push things over the edge. i don't think the democrats, i wouldn't call them weak. i would call them cautious, but i think that this is a step over the line. they have taken the supreme court down this road of politicization and the only way to rebalance it, you cannot turn the supreme court over to the radical right without fighting back. >> david boies, jeffrey toobin, we appreciate the discussion. thank you very much. jeffrey, we'll forward all the tweets and the text messages from democrats around the country to your account, so thank you. >> send them my way, berman. breaking news, uncertainty over the future of the supreme court and the worsening coronavirus pandemic is sending u.s. stock futures plummeting
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ahead of the -- ooh, look at that. dow futures down 2%. christine romans, what is going on? >> reality check here, john. fears of a second wave of the virus and a congress consumed by political drama, after three weeks of stock market losses a big tumble this morning. the feeling, john, is any chance at all of a fourth pandemic relief fund has vanished. supreme court politics will consume all the oxygen in d.c. now most assumptions on a recovery in the economy have baked in an expectation for another 1.5 to 2 trillion in support, that has not come. more than four months ago the house passed 3.5 trillion in funding. school and state and local funding but moving from there has been a mess. second, the economic recovery is fragile and entering a dangerous, new phase. fall and winter with the new flu season and john, a complete lack of a national strategy to contain this virus.
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200,000 dead in the u.s. and now in europe, a resurgence of the virus in the uk and on the continent, that has many worried more lockdowns are needed there. stocks overseas down sharply as well. stocks around the world tumbling, bank stocks on a report that major banks moved suspicious money around the world for two decaded, just a lot going on to start this week, three weeks of losses, looks like a spilling into the fourth, the virus rules the day here, john. it's not under control and now drama on capitol hill, doesn't look like stimulus checks are coming any time soon. >> christine romans, i think investors have seen the seven-day moving average of new coronavirus cases has turned and started to rise again. christine romans, thank you very much. we're going to talk much more about that rise in cases, why are cases now rising, where are they rising? what does it mean going forward? that's next.
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all right, new this morning, the united states has turned the wrong corner in terms of coronavirus. look at this map. 28 states are now seeing increases of coronavirus in the last week some the ones in red seeing increases of more than 50% in the last week and then there's this graph which is equally alarming and at the end there, if you go to the very end of the graph you can see the seven-day moving average of new
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cases has started to trend upwards after trending downwards since july it is moving upwards, above 40,000 new cases a day. that's a problem. this is as the united states is hours or a day or two from passing 200,000 deaths. dr. liana wen is an emergency room physician. when we see that map of new cases, when we see the trend line beginning to move up again as we head into the fall, why is that of such concern? >> it's extremely worrisome, john, and the reason is that we should be heading into the fall and winter when people are going to be indoors, when we could potentially have the convergence of flu and covid-19. we want that baseline to be as low as possible. but as you described, we are trending in the wrong direction, not only are we seeing the number of cases and new
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infections increase, we're also seeing test positivity on the upswing as well which means two things. it means that we do have many more new infections, but it also means that we're not testing nearly enough so every one case that's detected could be the ka na canary in the coal mine. all of this is against a backdrop of removing restrict n restrictions further in many states that are undergoing upswings and students are coming back to school and universities and k through 12 institutions. there's much more mobility and i'm afraid quarantine fatigue is setting in so i really worry about the trend and i hope that everyone will keep in mind just how contagious this virus is, and that we have to continue to be on guard and do everything we can including masks, social distancing, all these measures that we've been talking about, all along. >> now is no time to let our guard down. we have to redouble our efforts but of course, you know, americans have short attention
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spans. we have coronavirus fatigue, but what you also point out is that our baseline right now is 40,000 new cases a day. that's our baseline. what was our baseline supposed to be ideally going into the fall and winter? >> ideally it's zero, or close to zero as possible. we saw what happened after memorial day when our baseline was 20,000 new infections a day, which is already a lot, but only half as much as we have now and we saw a very rapid surge, including in the south and the sun belt, across the west and we went up to 60,000 or 70,000 new infections every day, and many more deaths, and so it's a very concerning place that we're at but i would encourage everyone to do whatever it is we can now, which includes getting a flu shot, because there's no vaccine against covid-19 yet but there is against the flu, so get that before the end of october, and in the meantime, try to enjoy the outdoors, be outdoors as
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much as possible. of course wear masks and keep up social distancing as well. >> dr. fauci says 10,000 cases a day would be a fair target heading into the fall. we're obviously moving further and further away from that each day and we are getting oh so very close, dr. wen, to 200,000. 200,000 americans killed in six months from coronavirus. just reflect on that for a moment, as a physician, as someone whose job it is to save lives, what it feels like this morning looking at that staggering number. >> well, i don't just see the number. i see all the individuals that i've treated who have died or have had loved ones die who were only able to say good-bye to their loved ones via facetime or all those who survived but living with the long-term consequences of covid-19, many which we don't know, neurological consequences, damage to heart and kidneys, the long haul symptoms that we don't
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fully understand exactly what that's going to mean, including to young people who might be living with this for decades and so i think what's most tragic about all of this is that so much was preventable and still is preventable moving forward. we are facing potentially 200,000 more deaths by the end of the year, but that number isn't inevitable. that trajectory doesn't have to be this way. there are things that we know by now really work, and i hope that everyone will consider that it's our civic duty, it's our responsibility to protect one another, and by protecting ourselves and our loved ones, actually we are protecting everyone and helping to lower the death rate and preventing so much more suffering and death that otherwise would come. >> dr. leana wen, we appreciate you being on. thank you. >> thank you. ruth bader ginsburg had a famously close friendship with justice antonin scalia, despite their very different world views.
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news. president trump will announce his nominee to replace ruth bader ginsburg on the supreme court this friday or saturday. a source tells cnn the president is leaning towards appeals judge amy coney barrett, a favorite of conservatives. as americans mourn ginsburg's death, we want to take some time to talk about her unlikely friendship with conservative justice antonin scalia. despite their ideological differences, here is ginsburg in 2016 paying tribute to scalia. >> i was once asked how we could be friend given our disagreements on lots of things. justice scalia answered "i attack ideas. i don't attack people. some very good people have some very bad ideas." [ laughter ] and you can't separate the two, you get another day job, you
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don't want to be a judge, at least not a judge on a multimember panel." >> christopher scalia is the son of justice antonin scalia and the coedor of "scalia speaks: reflections on law, faith and life well lived." chris, thanks so much for being here. i look forward to talking to you about your dad's famous friendship with rbg. do you know how it started? how did they become such close friends? >> thanks a lot for having me on, alisyn. it's good to talk to you. they met in the late '70s but really became friends in the early '80s when they were on the d.c. circuit court of appeals together and they developed a friendship in part because they were pretty much the only two judges on the court who liked to give advice on draft opinions and didn't mind receiving advice about draft opinions, so my dad said they formed a mutual improvement society by reading each other's drafts and kind of
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reaching out to each other about ways they could improve the other's arguments, even if they were on other sides of those arguments but they also had some personal things in common like born in new york around the same time, they loved opera, they liked to drink wine. they liked to eat really good food and marty, justice ginsburg's husband, was a good chef and my mom was a good cook. they gathered together every new year to celebrate and they managed to focus on the things in common. >> it's so lovely honestly and such role models particularly in this hyper partisan time. it's so fun to watch her giggling there along with whatever your dad just said and in fact, she talks about, she talked about how he would make her laugh even while they were
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doing their justice stuff, so listen to this moment. >> justice scalia would whisper something to me. all i could do to avoid laughing out loud so sometimes i'd pinch myself. people sometimes asked me, what was your favorite scalia joke? i said i know what it is but i can't tell you. [ laughter ] >> i just love that thought of them on the bench, doing this incredibly weighty stuff and your dad making her laugh. >> yes, it is funny to imagine that, and apparently not many people made her laugh out loud as often as my dad did. her husband was the other person she said made her laugh out loud very often. it's worth pointing out when they disagreed with each other, they made no bones about it. they let it rip in the opinions. they didn't pull punches and they were very clear about their points of disagreement so they
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didn't compromise on their beliefs to kind of save their friendship or anything like that. their friendship was strong enough to not just survive but really be very healthy in the midst of all those disagreements. >> and it sounds like something that even kind of transcends friendship. you were tweeting this weekend about some personal anecdotes and you shared one that a federal judge, jeffrey sutton, had shared, after he went into scalia's office, your dad's office, and he saw these two dozen roses, red roses in his office and he said what's this? and what did your dad say? >> my dad got roses for justice ginsburg on her birthday every year, and judge sutton started teasing my dad about it and said what are you doing this for? what good is it going to do you? judge sutton was joking of course but teasing my dad. when was the last time she voted
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with you on a significant 5-4 decision? my dad answered seriously, "some things are more important than votes." so you know, despite their very significant differences and how often they were on different sides of opinions, my dad saw that their friendship was more important than those differences. again, he didn't ignore the differences, and he didn't, neither of them feared kind of speaking out against each other's opinions, but their friendship was more important than that. >> that one is just so i think vivid, because you know, you don't give somebody two dozen roses that you're just casual friend wis with. i think that shows the level of the friendship as do the pictures. this is them riding camels together in india in 1994, i think, and so -- oh, they're elephan elephants. that's an elephant, i think. look, i don't go outside much but i think that was an
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elephant. >> yes, it's a remarkable picture, you know, one of the stranger pictures you wouldn't imagine seeing that, and yes, they had a wonderful trip together. i don't remember what the purpose of that trip was but justice ginsburg and her forward to "scalia speaks" book you mentioned and the memorial you're showing a clip from tells another story of that trip, how they went shopping together and my dad picked out a rug and she respected his purchase so much that she bought the same rug in a different color and still owned it i think in her apartment or something like that. so it's kind of an odd couple sort of friendship. >> it sure is. i really appreciate you bringing all of that to life for us because as you point out, during this hyper political time she's spoken of as if she was just a seat to fill but you have helped us understand just how much more
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dimensional all of this really is behind the scenes. so christopher scalia, thank you very much. i appreciate you sharing all of these stories about your dad and rbg. >> it's my pleasure. thanks a lot, alisyn. >> we'll be right back. when we started carvana, they told us
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so this morning the number of coronavirus cases is rising in the country, and we are nearing 200,000 deaths. it makes the race for a vaccine all the more important. there are a number of trials under way involving thousands of people. our next guest is one of them. she writes "i begged people, i had to do this." joining us is molly john fas editor-at-large at "daily beast." you are patient 113 in the pfizer study and self-admitted unbrave person. so why did you do this? >> i did it for two reasons. one, because i lived through new york during the march and april period, when we had so much death and so many friends lost
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their dads and it was heart-breaking and i know a lot of people who got stick and still have symptoms, and then the other reason was more recently, i've heard smart people even like not, you know, very educated people express vaccine hesitancy and that got me really worried. >> vaccine hesitancy, put it up on the screen, the number of people comfortable taking a vaccine has dropped since august. it's gone down substantially in a short period of time. so you think that you being part of the study or being someone who engages in this study will make these numbers better? >> i think that it's really important that a lot of people like me and hopefully -- a good example is elvis, right, took the vaccine for, he took the vaccine to show that vaccines were safe and we need lots of people, we need like writers and
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people in the public eye like, you know, actors and movie stars and whatever to show people that it's safe, to go on television, to take the vaccine to show, because people believe what they see, so if they see lots of people taking the vaccine and seeing that it's safe, it will increase confidence, and we need -- this is no longer a race or it is still a race for a vaccine but it's really also a race for the hearts and minds of the american people. they need to see this is safe. >> nevertheless, you still had trepidation as you were driving up to yale to get injected. you were texting with a doctor friend of yours who said i wouldn't do this if i were you. talk about the anxiety and what it was like to get the shot? >> because i'm a journalist, i know a lot of smart doctors and i called a lot of them and i lot of this emlike eric toppel said this is a good vaccine with a high safety profile and this is a smart move and i would do it, but a few people like one of my
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actual doctors was like, i would not do that. and that made me feel actually like it was even more important that i do it. it's important that people see that this is safe, and we are, i mean we are still a country with uncontrolled coronavirus spread. we are not a country where this is under control, and so some of us will be -- it's safer to try the vaccine than it is to take your chances with the virus. >> any side effects after getting the shots? >> so far nothing. i know a couple of other people in the trial, too, and they have all anecdotally had nothing but i still have another shot. this one, one shot and then 23 days later, another shot. >> so the part of this that always makes me crazy as a mind game is what it must be like to not know whether or not you actually got the vaccine or the placebo. that's the part that i can't get my head around. so what's that like?
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>> you know, it's funny. i thought that would bother me more, not knowing, because it's 50/50, right, and a blind trial, so not even the study doctor knows if you got the real thing. only these double blind nurses know. i thought it would make me more nuts, but i feel kind of like i know that i'm doing the right thing, and i'm trying not to get too in the weeds about it. yes, it's a bit weird. with the study if you got the placebo, you'll be able to get the real vaccine after it gets approved so that's good and i'll definitely take it if i haven't already got continue. >> i'm going nuts on your behalf, if you're calm about not knowing, i'm doing it for you. molly jong-fast, thanks for doing this. this is putting yourself out there for the benefit of everybody, so thank you for taking this risk so we can learn whether these things work. huge lines as early voting is under way in virginia and
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turnout in long lines this morning in virginia for day two of early voting in the state's largest county, voters were met with pro-trump supporters rallying outside polling places. now how is the supreme court battle playing into all of this? kristen holmes is live in fairfax, virginia, with more. what are they saying? >> reporter: look, we spoke to a lot of voters who said they were already so excited to vote. i want to talk a little bit about what happened over the weekend because i think it's important to touch on. this area we were here on friday, there were thousands of people for that first day of in-person voting. on saturday, a group of trump
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supporters came and stood right where i am behind me here in front of the voters chanting "four more years" among other things and it forced the election officials to move people inside. several voters saying they felt intimidated and it is important to note this is a very democratic area. so it's not surprising that protesters or supporters would pick this area. some voters one in particular was asked to be escorted out because they felt uncomfortable. but that is not stopping voters here today. i want you to take a look at this line. and we talked to voters as you said about supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg. has that had any impact why they're here. keep in mind, this is hundreds of people long, day three. they have an entire month to vote but chose to be here. this is what they said as to why they're here today. >> we came on friday, and the line was probably a thousand people here, but we decided to come this morning early.
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you see the number of people here right now, it's showing that people are interested in voting and how their vote's counted. >> it's democracy in action and for me, it helped me to understand how people in areas where there are so few polling places that they have to stand in line for four or five hours, it gave me a whole new perspective. >> reporter: so it's really important to keep this in mind. they were already planning on being here to vote. they tried to come on friday, too many people were here, so they got here some as early at 6:45 this morning. the place doesn't open until 8:00. not that impacted by the fact that there was the death of ruth bader ginsburg and now this looming supreme court nomination, they say they were already so enthusiastic, they wanted to vote and they wanted to make sure that their vote counted. >> kristen holmes, that line is extraordinary. thank you so much for this report and showing us that. in a reminder people say this will help this candidate or that candidate. the fundamentals of the race
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