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good morning. i'm bianna golodryga in for poppy and jim. some ben fits for jobless americans lapsed. millions could lose a week of critical aid. strugglining times of the president's final days in the office, even the "new york post" telling the president to give it up and "stop the insanity" in the middle of a health crisis gripping our nation. december the deadlyst month in this pandemic with more than 63,000 americans dead so far. but after the holiday season, dr. fauci says he's worried
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darker days are ahead. we'll get all the angles covered coming up. we begin with the white house correspondent boris sanchez in west palm beach this morning, boris, good morning to you. there was no signing ceremony. the president clearly not touting this bill that he signed but he still has his own demands, what are they? >> reporter: yes, good morning, bianna. after several days of delays, numerous twitter rants and several rounds of golf, the president ultimately relenting and signing this covid relief bill last night. he says that he got several assurances from congress that they will give in to some of his demands, including that they cut what he describes as unnecessary spending. keep in mind a statement put out by the white house and several statements the president made recently, what he's pointing to as so-called pork are items the white house called for in their budget, ostensibly items that the president approved congress should spend money on, secondly,
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he is asking lawmakers to work toward increasing those stimulus checks going directly to americans from 600 to $2,000. of course keep in mind, so far lawmakers have given no indication they intend to. you are sue these items. a piece of the statement the president put out yesterday he writes "i will sign the am know bus and covid package with a strong message that makes clear to congress that wasteful items need to be removed. i will send back to congress a red line diversion item by item, accompanied by the formal recession request to congress insisting those funds be removed from the bill." keep in mind, congress doesn't really have to do anything with that formal recession request. after a certain amount of time the bill that he signed goes into law. he also asks that congress review section 230, liability protection for social media companies, as well as "focusing strongly" on what he described
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as voter fraud. there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud and i think it's really notable that yesterday, after he signed this bill, the senate majority leader, mitch mcconnell, praised the president in a statement, but he didn't mention any of these issues. there's really little incentive for republicans to go after these demands from the president now even though the president has gotten support from democrats for that rise in the stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000. house speaker pelosi put that up to the house today. >> he has no art of leverage given he signed that bill. boris, thank you so much. to capitol hill, suzanne malveaux is there and suzanne, as boris mentioned the senate majority winner made no mention of investigation into voter fraud in his statement. what does that suggest to you?
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>> reporter: good morning. it's no question there are some political gamesmanship going on the hill, not surprisingly as many republicans who are put in a tight bind, a fix if you will, as they had negotiated in earnest they thought along with the president secretary of the treasury only to find out that in fact he basically just whipped the rug from underneath their feet. yes, people are trying to save face here, and it is up to majority leader mitch mcconnell who sets the schedule in the senate on what gets voted on and what doesn't and it was clear, telling what he didn't say in a statement yesterday, the statement in part saying he applauded the president's decision to get hundreds of billions of dollars of crucial covid-19 relief out of the door into the hands of the american families. he went on to praise the president although he had been criticized by the president just in the previous week, but no, he is not committed to putting this vote for the 2,000 direct
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payment on the floor. also this investigation of voter fraud, that is something that was taken up by senator ron johnson. he has publicly said he will continue that investigation, but there's no sense that it will go beyond that, and in terms of the house commitment, the house appropriations committee, they're the ones who are responsible for whether or not there are any changes or cuts in spending when it comes to the federal spending bill. they have already put out a statement, the democrats, saying there will be no changes in that area. bianna? >> it's clear that mitch mcconnell has his eyes on the senate runoff, both coming up next week. suzanne malveaux, thank you so much. joining me is douglas holtz eakin, president of american action forum and always great to have you on. thanks so much. >> thank you. >> let's begin with the president trump's delay in signing that relief bill, that critical unemployment benefits for millions of americans let it lapse over the weekend. explain what this delay means for americans who are struggling
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right now and lost one week's worth of benefits. >> well, first and foremost, those unemployment insurance benefits are the best targeted piece of this legislation. those are the american families who are hardest hit by the pandemic and the recession and we've seen in the past when they tried to start up federal payments, that it was hard for the states, that there were long delays, processing difficulties, and so every day they had to get started on that in advance of paying the benefit would have been to their benefit, and so this is going to harm the ability of the states to get these checks out quickly and going to harm the people who are waiting for that aid. >> do we have any idea as to whether these loss benefits can be retroactive or is that week just gone? >> no, they can get those benefits. they're entitled to them but the difficulty the states have had in adding an additional federal benefit something the systems really aren't made ready to do automatically has been a problem in the past and i expect it to be a glitch going forward. >> clearly this is the last
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thing that so many millions of americans who have been struggling need to hear right now is yet a further delay. treasury secretary mnuchin started when americans could start seeing the $600 direct payments. clearly that was before the president called this bill a disgrace. he finally signed it yesterday, but is that still doable, given the delayed signing? >> no. it will still take a little bit of time for the irs to program this up, most of this will come in the form of direct deposits. the information's on file. it will happen by historic standards very rapidly. it will take it into next year. it won't happen this week. >> you can explain the mindset of the president delaying not being involved at all in the negotiation? i know we know this president so well that this, you know, garners humor, but it really, you've got millions on the line here. you had months where the president could have weighed in.
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he chose not to. now the final moment he threw his treasury secretary unthe bus. explain how this benefits the president. >> i don't think it benefits the president. the nature of these large packages is that nobody is happy with the results. everybody would like to get something different on the particulars, and it was naive for him to think he could pull out one or two items, i want those changed because those are part of the negotiation and it was just never going to happen that easily. he was never going to really get this changed. he can't now, he has no leverage and all he will get is a legacy of having disrupted things and harm the speediness with which the payments will go out. president trump in his statement said that the senate will now go forward with the vote on these $2,000 direct payments. we know the house and democrats are eager to do so today, no word from mitch mcconnell. is there a chance in your view? there are some republicans who say they will vote in favor of these $2,000 checks to go out to
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individual. do you think that that will ultimately transpire, and is it even an appropriate amount, in your opinion? >> on the first, i don't think it will transpire, because if 2000 was politically feasible it would have been in the first bill and it wasn't. there are tradeoffs involved and the tradeoffs didn't get to $2,000. i don't think it's the right thing to do. if you think of the direct payments as relief for those hard-hit by the pandemic especially the long-term unemployed, moving to 2000 makes sense but targeted on those people and these payments are not targeted. people who have never lost a day's work, people who have financial security will also get a payment, and so it's not targeting well as a relief bill. if you think of it is as stimulus where the benefits go to more people because they spend, that's naive. stimulus means that we somehow get to produce more and to do that, we have to put people at work and it's not safe to. t either from a stimulus or relief
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point of view doesn't make sense to ratchet up the benefit. >> doug holtz eakin, a rare moment where you and larry summers are in agreement. we appreciate you coming on. happy new year to you. >> thank you, happy new year. >> let's bring in "the washington post" white house reporter and cnn political analyst chalu. great to have you on. you've written in the past when president trump fails at winning his way, he will then tout some sort of plan b or second tear option and call that the real victory. was there ever a plan b here? >> there was no plan b. there was no strategy behind this. the president caved. he essentially wasted a week's worth of drama, and ended up doing what he was supposed to do in the mind of all of these republican and democrat lawmakers, in the beginning. he signed the law. it's going to go into effect. the only impact was there are
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millions of americans who may have lost out on a week's worth of unemployment benefits but the president huffed and puffed about this bill, said it was a disgrace and ultimately signed it without getting anything in exchange. he says that congress is going to look into voter fraud and going to hold this vote on $2,000 checks and going to look into section 230, this provision that he says protects social media companies, all of that is just sort of window dressing because the president wanted to cover up the fact that he had to cave, he essentially knew it would make no sense to shut down the government on the way out the door and as a result he is caving on this bill, signing it into law and getting nothing in exchange other than a week's worth of drama. >> mitch mcconnell's silence speaks volumes. what has been the mood from aides in the white house wiabou all of this? >> they are concerned about the president. a lot of checked out mentally
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and already looking at new jobs and brushing up their resume. there isn't a lot of support around the president. there aren't many aides here in west palm beach, a couple of aides, a few lawmakers he's on the phone with and loy the of the white house aides that normally would have known what's going on are out of the loop, they don't know what's happening end inside the president's orbit and don't realize the president is not following any strategy so it's hard for there to be a government that works when it's the president going off his own instinct and aides moving on and other aides that want to be involved and have no idea what's going on president the treasury secretary was undercut by saying the bill was a disgrace and too
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little stimulus for the american people. that's the mood within the white house, people not knowing what the president's going to do from one day to the next and there not being a lot of trust if they negotiate on behalf of the president that anyone will believe what they're saying. >> the president has long had this me, myself and i mentality, but do we know if he's at all concerned about this having an impact on the georgia senate roughoffs? >> the president is headed to a rally in georgia in a few days. he wants to save the senate he said, he wants to protect these republican incumbents. he wants to show he continues to have sway. he's going to dalton georgia, conservative area, wants to bring out large crowds to show he is still the party leader, still a person within the republican party that can bring out thousands of people to a gathering, superspreader event eventually but gathering in ways
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other republicans can't do that. he'll show he is still the king maker within the party. for that reason he cares what happens to the georgia senators and in part it's a reflix on him and his standing within the party and wants to. to have the standing whether he decides to one in four year or hold sway and pull the strings over the republican party going forward, even while he's out of office. these' his own personal stakes seeing his own presidency validated by the results that happened in this race. >> unique way of showing that he cares, as always, thank you so much for your insights. we appreciate it. still to come, december is the deadliest month since the pandemic started, and dr. fauci warns it could get even worse. the latest on the nation's fight against this virus. and a high stakes showdown on capitol hill today as
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world. we'll reset right here. let's see if that can come back. i apologize to people at home. this happened numerous times. >> you can hear me? >> there we go. i know how it feels, yes, we got you. >> okay. sorry about that. >> no problem. can you go ahead and give us a sense of how long these phase three trials typically last? >> again, it depends. we were able to do the pfizer and the moderna trials fairly quickly for two reasons. number one, people worked hard and volunteers rapidly came forward and number two an ongoing pandemic and as more cases are occurring, you reach end points faster. the bad news is we have a raging pandemic. the good news for the trial is we reached the end points quickly. it depends on those two things. how quickly can we recruit people into the study and how much transmission there is in the community because as more transmission happens more end points will be reached. the novavax study has been
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modified and randomized, every two people will get the vaccine per one person getting the placebo so it's a little bit longer to recruit the number of people necessary to reach the end points. i suspect it will take three to four months to get a result of that study. >> that gives us three vaccines on the market if approved. in terms of how many of those who would be the volunteers to enroll, they are calling for up to 30,000 volunteers approximately at 115 sites in the u.s. and mexico. significant number there. do we know how the novavax vaccine compares to the two vaccines currently available in the u.s., the moderna and the fizer? >> we don fizer? pfizer? >> we really don't. the efficacy study will give us an answer. the oxford astrazeneca zach seen and johnson & johnson vaccine
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which will receive approval faster than the novavax vaccine. >> dr. fauci said viruses mutate all the time, the follow-up to concerns of the variant out of the uk and south africa we're seeing detected in different countries throughout europe. what do we know about the new strain this variant of covid-19? >> the new strain that emerged in the uk attaches more to the ace 2 receptor, easily trance missible. we think the transmission potential increases from 2.5 to 2.9. that may not sound like a lot, but what that means is, after ten cycles of transmission, instead of one person leading to approximately 9,000 infections, after ten cycles of transmission, one person to 42,000 infections. it can mean more people infected. it doesn't cause more severe
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disease, not more lethal and we're certain the vaccine works just as well for that strain. >> that's reassuring to hear but of course we don't want to see this vaccine, the strain multiply here in the u.s. as well, if it is in fact more contagious and spreads quicker. do you suspect it is already here in the u.s., as many other doctors do? >> i do. i think it's likely here, and we will only pick it up later on because unfortunately, we're not doing as much genetic sequencing as we should be doing. hopefully cdc will step up the genetic sequencing and we'll detect that faster. >> that is something that the uk really has been doing well, the genetic sequencing, which is why they were able to detect this as soon as they did. dr. del rio, great to have you on. thanks for rolling with the punches with the technical difficulties. i've been there, this is modern times. we made it work. >> thank you very much. happy holidays. >> you, too. officials have identified the man behind the massive blast in nashville, but why did he do it? we have the latest.
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and we are moments away from the opening bell, futures are up this morning, as wall street enters its final week of the year. president trump's signature on a massive covid relief bill helping to fuel that bump. that bill also averting a government shutdown. the president signing was unexpected after he signaled days ago he may veto it. we'll keep an eye on all of the developments. hey, dad! hey, son! no dad, it's a video call. you got to move the phone in front of you it's a mirror, dad. you know? alright, okay. how's that? is that how you hold a mirror? [ding] power e*trade gives you an award-winning mobile app with powerful, easy-to-use tools and interactive charts to give you an edge, 24/7 support when you need it the most and $0 commissions
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this morning, federal investigators still searching for a motive, after identifying 63-year-old anthony quinn warner at the bomber in the christmas morning explosion in todowntown nashville. warner was there when the bomb went off and died in the blast. overnight nashville police releasing new surveillance video the moments when the rv exploded injuring three people and damaging dozens of buildings. natasha chen joins me with more. what is the latest that you've learned, natasha? >> reporter: biana, investigators will be going through the site today several blocks behind us. anthony quinn warner they announced his name yesterday after going through one of the homes that he lived in previously, the day before, we saw federal agents for hours going through taking out
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evidence from a home in antioch, tennessee, that's just about ten miles southeast of where we're standing. it's a tip about the rv that led them there and keep in mind, the blast was so vast but still able to get fragments of the rv to get a vehicle identification number to lead back to the owner. they also were able to process identifying him pretty quickly. they were taking the human remains found on the site, having that processed quickly at quantico, along with dna samples of warner's family members, that's how they got confirmation of this person as the suspect. police last night released new surveillance video of the dramatic moment when the explosion went off, just this giant ball of orange. you can see an officer walking away from the scene seconds before that happened. the mayor of nashville has been vocal in thanking the officers for evacuating people.
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whether this could be considered domestic terrorism, the mayor spoke. >> everybody, the u.s. attorney, the fbi are careful not to use the "t" word because it's not consistent with "t" word actions no, manifesto or political statement that anybody has brought to light at this point, and so in furtherance of an etiology, there's no clue what that etiology is at this point. i think everybody's taking a break and assessing the crime. >> reporter: investigators are now looking into warner's history, talking to people who might have come into contact with him, or talk to him recently, law enforcement say he was not on their radar prior to this incident so there's a lot to go through here, the type of explosives are still under investigation. meanwhile, governor bill lee asked for federal aid related to this disaster. so far we have not heard
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president trump speak publicly about that. >> the mayor so right to laud the police officers able to prevent further harm done to civilians there and residents in the area moments before the blast went off. natasha chen, thank you so much. this just in to cnn, actress lori loughlin has been released from federal prison in california. she served a two-month sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal and also has to perform 100 hours of community service and pay $150,000 fine. the "new york post" endorsed president trump two months ago. today, the newspaper's editorial board telling him straight up, you lost. move on. research shows people remember commercials with nostalgia.
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the headline from the "new york post" editorial board "mr. trump, stop the insanity." can writes "mr. president, time to end this dark charade. if you insist on spending your final days in office threatening to burn it down, that will be how you are remembered, not as a revolutionary but anarchist holding the match." "the president should stopping of overturning the election and start thinking of georgia runoffs." brian stelter, for those at home that don't understand the president's affinity and long history with the "new york post" explain the significance of this editori editorial. >> rupert murdoch and trump have had a mutually beneficial relationship, especially in the white house, rupert murdoch used trump in the white house to his
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business advantage and furthermore, trump has read the "new york post" that's been his hometown paper for decades. this might sting. part of what the editorial board says "we understand, mr. president, that you're angry that you lost, but to continue down this road is ruinous. we offer this as a newspaper that endorsed you, that supported you, if you want to cement your influence, even set the stage for a future return, you must channel your fury into something more productive." sharp words but not the first time "the new york post" has challenged the outgoing president. they gave him pretty similar advice in november. >> i was struck, sidney powell is a crazy person. michael flynn suggesting martial law is tantamount to treason. these are the two closely tied him over the past two weeks resulting in the oval office shouting match. >> even a lot of republicans
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want this insanity to end. to have that on the front page is notable because it is a conservative organ. fox news is not promoting this front page. on "fox & friends" there was not a single mention of the editori editorial. one bit mentioned in the morning. murdo murdoch's bigger media powerhouse, fox news s not echoing this message. other part of "the new york post" say democrat also try to write you off and you're helping them do it. the king lear of mar-a-lago ranting about the corruption of the world. now that is wise advice. it's the kind of advice trump needs to hear but if he's not hearing it on fox news through the television, i don't think it's really going to sink in and i think it's revealing, bianna, rupert murdoch and his son are not having fox echo this message more loudly. >> same owners, different commentary. >> yes, exactly. >> brian stelter, always great to have your analysis.
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we appreciate it. >> thanks. the president's stranglehold on stimulus just one aspect of the chaos he's creating in his final days in office. and now he wants congress to do even more. pushing lawmakers to increase stimulus checks to $2,000. joining me, illinois democratic congressman mike quigley serves on the appropriations and intelligence committees. congressman, thank you for coming on. we are so happy, all of us, that this is finally signed, but it did come at a cost. millions will lose a week's worth of benefits, but let's begin with the rare agreement between the president and the democrats on these $2,000 checks. is the house expected to vote on this today? when is it going to happen? >> i think it will happen around dinnertime and i think the house will approve that measure. we tried to increase the amount to $2,000 last week, but our unfortunate friends across the aisle, the republicans, objected taken couldn't go forward. it could have been in place as we speak. >> yeah, it appears the
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president at least has your back. the question is where has he been the past few months. i want to ask you about what speaker pelosi had said. she said every republican vote against this bill is a vote to deny the financial hardship that families face and to deny the american people the relief they need. it will also put republicans in a box, will it not? it's going to force them to vote on this. do you get a sense from republicans that this may actually have a shot to republican co-chair of the problem solvers caucus, tom reed, said he'd vote in favor of this. >> look, it has a shot. i think the pressure coming from the president does help, but it would have been helpful if it happened in may, when the house passed the h.e.r.o.e.s. act or act when we passed h.e.r.o.e.s. ii. the time to discuss wasn't golfing over christmas, it was to do it when americans needed it most, nine, ten months ago.
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. i'm optimistic. the fact they objected last week made no sense. put us back yet another week. >> have you heard from any republicans maybe privately saying they'd be open to considering voting for this? >> you know, i think one of the things that's motivating them and i do hear this, is that the president's fed chief, chairman powell, and other fed chiefs have all said they have to stimulate the economy. we are a long way from being through with this so it's not just the unemployment, which is so important. the other measures dealing with small business, fighting against the virus, which is causing this, but actually stimulating the economy, and this should be just the first step. so i hope if they come through and we have enough democrats, republicans to support this in the senate, we had a bad christmas, maybe we can have the beginning of a good new year. >>et let's hope so. we all want that. president trump wasn't touting
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this bill. there was no signing ceremony yesterday but he said he would submit a request for congress to red line specific spending items in the package, i guess a nod to his litany of xlapts made about foreign aid. you're on the house praep operations committee. have you ever seen anything like this, red lining after signing and will you take it up? >> no, this isn't going to happen. the president said a lot of things, largely to save face, i imagine. the president said we're going to investigate non-existent voter fraud. he said we're going to repeal section 230, which is i guess the reason he vetoed the defense authorization bill, and he said we're going to change in effect what you're getting to, change the budget after the fact. that's driven by the appropriations committee, the chairwoman already said that's not going to happen, so yeah, none of the things that the president said are going to happen are going to take place. >> mitch mcconnell hasn't said much about this either which is
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really telling. you talked about the defense authorization act, the house will vote on whether to overnight president trump on that veto, two-thirds support is needed in both the house and the senate to do so. do you have it? >> i think there's, every democrat i know is going to support the override, except those who voted against the original bill. how many republicans do we gain? at this point in time, i just don't know what's happening in the republican caucus. those that were so emphatic about how important this bill is, and it is essential, haven't said too much. in a week, we are all going to get resworn to the new congress, and the oath that congressmen give, the first thing we're pledging to is to defend the united states of america. this is the most important bill we can pass to support that, to defend our country. >> this would be the first time in decades that we would be at this impasse. what happens if it doesn't go
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into law? >> well, i think what happens is we begin again next week, the week after the new year. we get sworn in on the 3rd, and the first day we would have to go back to scratch. obviously the old civics lessons, anything that isn't passed, signed into law by the end of congress' term becomes null and void. there's nothing there. it puts the programs in peril to protect us and a lot of risk out there. obviously all the things that we're talking about the president golfing and i like the reference to king lear shouting at the storm. that's all happening when the threats continue. besaw a little bit of it over the weekend, unfortunately, but we also saw we are living at a time when we are just experiencing the greatest hack, cyber hack in american history. a hack which threatens our economy and national security.
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measures within this act help protect against such things. >> this president says he's done more for the defense department and more for our troops and more to keep us safe than any other president in u.s. history and now we're at this impasse, no one ever expected to be in. congressman mike quigley, thank you so much. we appreciate it. happy new year to you. >> and be safe. thank you, all. >> thafnks, you too. watch my one on one interview tonight with retired lieutenant colonel al sonder vinman, one of the key witnesses in the impeachment trial of president trump. we'll discuss the latest on that massive cyber attack by suspected russian hackers as well as trump's refusal to blame russia when it, and what russia and united states relations may look like in a biden administration, that's tonight, starting at 7:00 p.m. eastern. you can even order on the subway® app! did i just get picked off by deion sanders? you sure did! now in the app, get a free footlong when you buy two.
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officials to stay home for the christmas holiday, the tsa says yesterday was the busiest day at u.s. airports since the pandemic began. adrienne broaddus is at o'hare international in chicago. are you seeing many passengers there? >> reporter: we have seen long lines throughout the morning. the security checkpoint in this terminal has been rocking all morning. this is the slowest we've seen it since about 4:00 a.m. this morning. i'm told by staff they're expecting another rush at 11:00 a.m. local time. this m comes as the tsa
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announced more than 1 million people passed through the lines yesterday, over the past week about 7 million people have been screened at security checkpoints. throughout the morning i've chatted with passengers asking where they're going and why. a lot it appears are dealing with pandemic fatigue. one woman said i need to escape and get away from the surrounding i've been around every day. so she said she and her friends are traveling to jamaica. she said she feels safe traveling to jamaica because that country requires a negative covid test on eventry. another high school student traveling with his dad needed to get away from where they were all the time. but they're listening to the advise of officials. >> we're listening to social distancing to stay safe with
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covid. we've gone to utah in the past to ski. so it's a good idea to just try to get out of the house. >> reporter: they will be out of the house and spending most of their time outside and practicing social distancing. meanwhile, december has been the deadliest month. more than 63,000 people who contracted the virus have died. back to you. >> and that number alone is why people should heed the warnings from health officials. i understand the fatigue. we all have it. everyone is well intentioned but we continue to see the cases skyrocket across the country. thank you so much adrienne. a chinese journalist has been sentenced to four years in jail for documents the coronavirus outbreak in wuhan. the original epicenter of the virus. let's go to ivan watson live in hong kong this morning for more. what are we hearing, ivan? >> reporter: there was a lot of
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police outside the courthouse in shanghai where this woman was sentenced to four years in prison. the crime, the authorities say, was quote picking quarles and provoking troubles. she was accused of spreading misinformation. she was a citizen journalist, a former lawyer who travelled on her own from shanghai to the city of wuhan back in february. if you rewind, those were the early days of the pandemic when it was an epidemic and wuhan was the main outbreak. the heart of the coronavirus outbreak. a city where the chinese authorities imposed really draconian lockdown measures. what she did was post videos from there, like the one you're looking at now, showing a crowded hospital hallway where patients were treated in the hallways. she started being detained by authorities as recently as last
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spring. and was ultimately incarcerated in may. and has been on hunger strike, her defense attorney says. the defense attorney says that he met with her in detention earlier this month and that her two arms were bound to her sides and she had a gastric tube in her throat and down her nasal passage and that the authorities were force feeding her because she was on hunger strike. she appeared in court today in a wheelchair. china is considered by the organization reporters without border, the world's biggest jailer of journalists. at least 30 others have been detained for their posts about wuhan during the height of the outbreak. the chinese government insists it respects all people's human rights to freedom of expression. >> clearly they have a funny way
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