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>> i hit two threes in the game yesterday, it got to that point. andy scholes, thank you very much. "new day" continues right now. good morning to our viewers here in the united states and all around the world, it is monday, may 16th, i'm john berman, brianna is off, chief white house correspondent kaitlan collins here with me this morning. we do have new information coming in on the terror attack in america, on americans. ten americans killed in buffalo, their ages range from 32 to 86. six of the victims were older than 60 and the evidence clearly suggests they were murdered because they were shopping and they were black. this morning we are getting new perspective on the victims and we will speak to a number of people who knew and loved them.
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police say the 18-year-old white suspect traveled three hours from a different county. we have new details this morning about how he planned the massacre, for how long. this morning the police commissioner says he had plans to kill even more african americans after leaving the supermarket. also we're learning about a previous incident where he was on the radar of law enforcement, making a chilling comment last spring. we have learned that president biden tomorrow will visit buffalo to meet with the victims' families. we're also learning new details this morning about a deadly shooting in southern california where four people were having lunch inside a church after services when a gunman entered and opened fire, killing one of them and critically wounding four others. the taiwanese congregation was there at the time and authorities say that they are still investigating the motive and whether they were targeted. the suspect is in custody after being stopped by members of the congregation who overpowered him and hog tied him.
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but we begin this morning in buffalo where i want to bring in cnn's victor blackwell. victor, what are you hearing as this community is still reeling from this attack that happened on saturday? >> reporter: listen, this community is looking for some comfort here and some answers. the answers we have now are about the people who were killed, the victims here, and really the stories of why they were there, the routine kind of mundane things that we all do highlight how terrorizing this is for this community. the victims, as john said, between the ages of 32 and 86. we've learned of lieutenant aaron salter, retired buffalo police lieutenant who was working as a security guard here after police say this shooter shot four people in the parking lot, inside that store salter fired shots at him but police say the body armor protected the attacker, they say the attacker then killed salter.
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also we've learned about the mother of a retired fire commissioner here who was on her way to see her husband at a nursing home, as she did every day, stopped to get some groceries. she died here. we don't know if her husband has been informed of what happened to his wife. also the mayor told us of a man who was here buying cupcakes for his son's birthday, one of the victims, he also did not make it obviously to that son's birthday celebration. we know of one of the survivors, a 20-year-old who was shot in the neck, the bullet exited through the back. of course was taken to the hospital, has since been released. let's talk about the investigation including that 180-page manifesto in which cnn has obtained it. the author claims to be peyton jendren, confesses to the attack. here is what the new york attorney general letitia james
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told me about that manifesto and part of the investigation moving forward. >> it was a 180-page manifesto which specifically focused on targeting communities of color. clearly he was bent on hate, he was focused on a replacement theory, this theory that white individuals will be replaced by immigrants and people of color and jewish individuals. >> reporter: yeah, certainly that will be part of the investigation. the author claims to be a white supremacist, anti-semite, a fascist as well. i spoke with the erie county district attorney, john flynn, who says he's already in grand jury mode. the accused here has said that he is not guilty of the one count of first degree murder of which he has been charged. the da says that more charges will be coming likely, terrorism-related charges and related to the gun. the governor says it was purchased legally but the
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adaptations to it also that extended magazine could bring more charges. john, kaitlan? >> just adds a new twist of cruelty when you hear what these people were doing, just these run-of-the-mill activities, buying cupcakes for his son, you know, going to get something to eat. victor blackwell, we will stay with you of course this morning on all of this, and we will also speak with the district attorney coming up on "new day." we do have a story of survival this morning, zaire goodman was working at tops friendly markets at the time of the shooting, he said he saw the gunman get out of his car. he was one of the first to be shot. he did survive. his mother works as the director of diversity and inclusion for state senator tim kennedy. she called the senator personally when her son was shot. joining us now is the democratic state senator from new york, tim kennedy. senator, thanks so much for being with us this morning. you have information on how zaire is doing this morning? >> i visited zaire and zanetta
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at their home yesterday. he is recovering well. he is bandaged up. he is vision i get with family and he's taking care of himself and his incredible mother is taking care of her son. >> what did he tell you about what happened? >> we didn't get into details. i mean, i visited them just to show love and buffalo needs our love right now. i think our community is healing in the process of grieving. i think what we need is prayer. we need our country to come together for buffalo to recognize that this moment of hate should never define the great city of good neighbors who we are as a community. buffalo is a rising city in our nation and we have so much to offer in diversity, in love, in
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friendship and someone from outside of our community, a white supremacist preaching hate and evil comes into our community, into the heart of our community and begins firing indiscriminately, aiming specifically for black people to create a moment of carnage. he left in his wake a lot of pain and a lot of suffering and our community really is coming together right now and we really need our country to recognize this as a point of clarity that we have to do better as a country and this is unacceptable anywhere, but especially here in the united states of america. and those ten souls that were lost that will never see another day, we have to remember, but we have to do better and take this grief and put it into action at every level of government, but
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in every single community and speak out against hate and evil everywhere we see it. >> senator, the police commissioner there is saying this morning that the alleged killer had plans to target even more black people if he made it out of the supermarket. what do you think about that? >> this is a white supremacist. he came into our community, just like white supremacists have gone into other communities and perpetrated evil. it is unacceptable. and this is what happens when evil and white supremacy goes unchecked. this individual came into buffalo, the city of good neighbors, and took ten lives with the expectation of taking more. thank god law enforcement came in and subdued this individual, but do you know what, there are ten grieving families and an expanded community that is suffering because of what this
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individual did in buffalo. it is unacceptable. we should never forget those ten people whose lives were lost. you know, zaire goodman, my staff member, my head of diversity and inclusion zinette ever heart her 20-year-old son who will turn 21 a week from today, he was shot through the neck. he was the only individual, the only black individual that was spared that day. there was divine protection in his mother's words, there is no question in my mind that god was with us that day and spared zaire to see his 21st birthday. we will have a great celebration next week, but do you know what, there were ten people that will never see their families again and we have to remember that and we have to hold this individual accountable, but we need to do better than that even, we need to hold each other accountable. we need to call out hate when we see it, we need to root out this
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evil that we are perpetrating on the internet. we need to make sure that we are holding each other accountable and we are stopping this hate in its tracks. >> senator, we do appreciate you being with us. if you can send a message for us, please let zaire know we are thinking about him and zinetta as well. >> i certainly will. >> you can see the love they hold for each other in that photo. and just imagine the pain that so many others, as you say, are feeling in your community in morning. senator, thank you. >> and i would just ask our country to continue to pray for buffalo and think about us and we have to do better. thank you. >> thank you, senator. and it's not just buffalo, just hours after that horror americans experienced at least two more mass shootings in two other cities. so far this year there have been 201 mass shootings and it's only may. cnn and the gun violence archive define a mass shooting as one that injuries or kills four or more people. as a reminder that gun violence
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spares no state, city or town, these are the places where they've happened in 2022. buffalo twice, milwaukee four times, hot springs, arkansas, chicago nine times, st. louis twice. indianapolis twice as well. patterson, new jersey, baltimore six times, philadelphia five times. >> brookshire, texas, detroit, tuscaloosa, clarken, georgia, lexington, kentucky, garland, texas, miami five times, fairfield, ohio, new orleans three times, sunny side, washington, baton rouge three times. >> kelly, kansas, beaumont, texas, law fate, louisiana, springfield, ohio, tarpon springs, florida, north charleston twice, atlanta four times, jackson, mississippi, twice, jackson, tennessee, laurel, mississippi, bessemer, alabama, op loose is a, louisiana. >> biloxi, san antonio four times, phoenix twice,
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birmingham, myrtle beach, lafayette indiana, rocky mountain, north carolina, san bernardino, petersburg, virginia, cincinnati, washington, d.c. three times. mountain view, arkansas, duluth, portland three times, berman, south carolina, sacramento, pittsburgh, columbia, south carolina, north las vegas, danger field, texas, syracuse, stockton, california, twice, brooklyn twice, the bronx. >> cedar rapids, he will begin, illinois, willow brook, california, covington, hartford, san francisco, dallas twice. shelby, north carolina, hon row, louisiana twice, colorado springs three times, shreveport, walterboro, south carolina, hollister, california, cleveland. >> waterbury connecticut, houston three times, austin, norfolk, fayetteville, due mass,
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arkansas, madison heights, virginia, fort worth, new iberia, lansing, forth lauderdale twice. owe zach, redding, rochester, alabama, columbus, aurora, jacksonville, knoxville twice. >> and we are not done. minneapolis, hazleton, lewisville, lubbock, chester, glendale, vegas twice, alex alexandria, st. paul, omaha, des moines, macomb, minnesota, durham, charleston, missouri, california, temple hills, madd, joliet, illinois. >> racine, west hollywood, murphy's bureau, romeoville, fresno twice, wilmington, lass crew sass, corsicana, texas, twice, oroville, raleigh, winter haven, augusta, bakersfield, inglewood, savannah, brunswick,
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eugene. >> l.a., montgomery, columbia, kenosha, peoria, dillon, south carolina, south bend, denver. 201 mass shootings in america this year and unfortunately still counting. >> can't fit them on the screen, it's basically everywhere. up next, this conspiracy theory that drove, it seems, this shooter in buffalo and where else you are hearing things just like it. we have a reality check. it's also primary eve in pennsylvania and north carolina and there is a lot on the line for former president trump. we have live reports in both places just ahead. and this morning parents scrambling to find baby formula, what is being done to alleviate this shortage. the fda commissioner facing tough questions, he will be here on "new day." and now we're providing 88 billion dollars
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this morning about the ten people who were killed in buffalo this weekend and what investigators are calling unquestionably a racist attack. the suspect's alleged manifesto citing fears of ethnic and cultural replacement of white people. so how did such conspiracies make it into the american mainstream and sometimes all the way to capitol hill? john avalon has our reality check. >> the saturday afternoon massacre at a buffalo supermarket is more than just 198th mass shooting in america this year. it was according to an online manifesto attributed to the suspect a terror attack, a hate crime rooted in something called great replacement theory which has spurred multiple slaughters in recent years. it's become a sickeningly predictable script, the 18-year-old's alleged online
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radicalization began in the recesses of the internet moving according to the posting further to the right he became a fascist, embracing the conspiracy white people are being replaced in america. he got so high on hate that at some point he drove from his 90% white hometown targeting a black neighborhood in buffalo more than 200 miles away, armed with a weapon of war, live streaming as police say he killed ten people. this is not a lone wolf case but a copy cat killing echoing the young white man charged of driving hundreds of miles to a walmart in el paso to kill 23 people mostly latinos. to the man accused of slaughtering 11 worshippers at the tree of life synagogue in 2018. like the self-described fascist who murdered 51 people at a mosque in new zealand they cited replacement theory or immigration invasion or fears of
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white genocide. it's an old anxiety about multiracial democracy dressed up in new fatigues. an extension of the race panic pushed by the kkk, the racist bile pushed by the likes of mississippi senator near do remember bilbo who descended racism in "take your choice." more contemporary connection comes from a french book hailed by white nationalists but you probably didn't notice the proliferation until you heard them shooting it at the virginia rally. >> jews will not replace us. >> now, i want to be clear only the alleged shooter is responsible for his actions but this 18-year-old did not invent the ideas that supposedly influenced him. he was indoctrinated and unfortunately this conspiracy is not nearly as fringe as we might
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like to think. take this apnorc poll showing last december nearly half of republicans agreed to at least some extent with the idea that there is a deliberate intent to replace native born americans with immigrants. how in the hell did that get in the groundwater? here is one tributary, "new york times" analysis finding more than 400 episodes of tucker carlson's prime time fox show amplified the idea that a cabal of elites want to force demographic change through immigration, like this. >> i know that the left and all the little gatekeepers on twitter become literally historical if you use the term replacement, if you suggest that the democratic party is trying to replace the current elec electorate, the voters now casting ballots with new people more obedient voters from the third world. >> now, he's not the only one, that poll found belief in replacement theory is most likely people who get their news
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from aon or news max followed by fox. partisan media increasingly gives talking points to poll significances as part of their play to the base. elise stefanik, the number three house republican put out a facebook ad in september that invoked facebook theory saying democrats wanted a permanent election insurrection through amnesty for undocumented immigrants. j.d. vance has trotted out similar appeals. florida congressman matt gaetz has descfended replacement theo. the recently subpoenaed scott perry bought replacement theory to a house hearing. look, we can have vibrant debates about the right levels of immigration and assimilation in america but let's be clear, invoking the great replacement is not part of that. it's not intended to be. it's a dog whistle that everyone should be able to hear by now because there's a growing body count behind t more evidence of
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trump. voters go not polls tomorrow in kentucky, idaho, oregon, north carolina and pennsylvania. cnn's kristen holmes live in middletown, pennsylvania and winston-salem, north carolina. kristen, i guess you first. >> reporter: good morning, john. yeah, i'm here for you, so let's start with that senate republican primary because right now it is anyone's game. i mean, as you mentioned, donald trump is front and center here. when you look back for the last several weeks it has essentially been a two-man race, on one side you had celebrity dr. mehmet oz en doursed by donald trump on the other you had ceo david mccormick, someone who had jockeyed for donald trump's support but did not do that. we have seen the emergence of a third candidate, kathy barnett, a political novice and ultra maga candidate. the three are locked for first
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place. i have seen a number of polls and not one of them says the exact same thing. you can tell that donald trump is watching this closely. he is out there, he is bark barnett, bark mccormick, this is a very important race to him because many of his aides actually told him not to endorse oz, so he wants to prove them wrong and also, of course, he wants to win. now, on the democratic side you have the lieutenant governor john fetterman who has essentially been leading with a huge margin now for weeks. sunday after days of canceling political events he announced that he had a minor stroke and that he was found at a hospital on friday. he said that this stroke was caused by a clot from his heart being a-fib rhythm for too long. he said that the doctors told him there is no long-term damage, that he is recovering, that he plans to be back on the trail, but he is still in the hospital. this is a bit of a wild card here. john, there could not be more at stake right now.
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in the fall these two candidates, whoever wins, will be competing for retiring republican senator pat toomey's seat and this is one of the only seats here in pennsylvania that democrats believe they might actually be able to flip. so with the majority hanging in the balance, there are a lot of eyes on this and a lot riding on these primaries. >> kristen holmes in pennsylvania, we will talk more about john fetterman and his stroke in just a minute. let's go to ava in north carolina watching the races of closely and the race of madison c cawthorn. >> reporter: an onslaught of criticism that he faces even from members of his own party but he does have the trump endorsement and at the end of the day it is the voters that will decide. also another key race here is the senate republican primary where ted bud is favored to do
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well. trump endorsed him last year, not a johnny come lately to this race like he has been with many others, bud competing against pat mccrory as well as mark walker but has branded himself as a conservative fighter. when you ask him if president biden won the election, he sort of dances around the issue and says he has grave constitutional concerns. so perhaps no confusion as to why he enjoys trump's support. now, if budd is ukraine tuesday he will go up against cherry beasley, a former supreme court justice judge in this state and the reason why north carolina is so heavily watched is because this is a battleground state and this state could determine the balance of power here in pennsylvania. all eyes on north carolina. >> ava mckend our thanks to you.
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pennsylvania lieutenant governor john fetterman says he is recovering from a stroke. this was his statement, quote, i had a stroke that was caused by a clot from my heart being in a-fib rhythm for too long, i'm feeling much better, the doctors tell me i didn't suffer any cognitive damage, i'm well on my way to full recovery. joining us now the director of stroke services dr. salman azhar. thank you for being with us. explain to us what the lieutenant governor's statement there just said and talk to us about the idea he says he's going to be back on the trail soon. is that reasonable? >> thank you for having me on. i think the lieutenant governor got very lucky and he should be grateful to his wife for forcing him to go into the hospital on time and in time to get this life-saving procedure that he got. clearly he went in with a stroke, caused by this irregular heart rhythm which is about 10% of the reason people have stroke in our country is because of a
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treeb fibrillation, clot gets formed in the heart and rocketed up to the brain and usually leads to a large stroke with a lot of disability. i think because he got there in time he was able to get rid of the clot and is not left with any significant damage and people do very well with these new procedures that we have and they're able to walk out of the hospital like nothing happened. it's really purely because he got there on time. i think because of that i think there is a really good chance, looking at the video that he put out also on twitter, there is a very good chance that he's going to be doing very well. >> you just just see how critical early detection is here, that is what he said played such a key role. these candidates -- anyone, but these candidates on the campaign trail, it's this grueling schedule, days away from this race. what would have happened if he had not gone in at this time? >> minutes matter and if he had gone in maybe 10 or 20 minutes later that damage may not have been reversible. so the brain gets stunned immediately as that clot hits
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the brain and then some of it starts to die right away, but if you are lucky we have enough other blood vessels that kind of fill in and supply enough blood so that you can reverse it as soon as you pull that clot out. time is so essential here. the other thing that's really important and he said this, you know, that he was in atrial fibrillation for to go, that irregular heart rhythm. if you know that you have an irregular heart rhythm, getting in and seeing your doctor so that it doesn't form a clot. you want to catch this early. one of the greatest advances that we live in an age of wearables, technology and wearables, and being able to detect your a-fib on an apple i watch or something similar, these are all the things we can use as the public to really improve our health and really be proactive about our health. but he got really lucky and i'm grateful that, you know -- and this is really, i think, a teaching point for all of us. if you notice something is wrong with one of your loved ones, get them to the hospital as fast as you can and call 911 and get in there fast.
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>> we should also note that the senator chris van who will lapped of maryland says he suffered a minor stroke over the weekend, a different cause from a small venous tear tear at the back of his head. talk to us about warning signs in general because you were bringing that up and i know that tear abls and apple watches can help but what should you be looking for? >> in stroke we use bfast. b stands for balance, if your balance goes, e is for eyes, if all of a sudden you can't see or vision changes, f is for face, if your loved one's face starts to droop on one side, a is for arm, arm starts to drift down that could be a stroke and finally speech. if your speech goes, if you start slurring your speech or can't speak at all, any one of those symptoms get into the hospital, call 911. so if you remember b fast and you remember nothing else you will save yourself and maybe a loved one's life. >> i will remember that. that is descriptive and helpful. dr. azhar, thank you for being
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i want to start with the fda given they are expected to announce new moves we are told soon to help alleviate this short annual. what can you tell us about that? >> well, thanks, and it's good to be here with you this morning. let me start out by saying we're very concerned about this. i personally helped raise three kids and we've got six grandkids, one of whom is in the infant formula age so we know how important this is to parents and, you know, it's a terrible feeling when one is concerned about feeding a child. so we're doing everything we can 24/7 to work on this and get it right. now, in terms of what we're doing, we're working with the manufacturers to increase their production, we're working on the supply chain to get the right product to the right place at the right time, we're working closely with abbott to get that plant that was shut down up and operating as soon as possible, and we're also working to make it possible to use formula that
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was intended for other countries in a set of announcements that i expect will come out -- anticipate will come out by the end of the day today. >> and those announcements, how much of are they going to change the shortage that's happening right now? >> well, over time they should have a big affect because we will have access to a lot more formula from different manufacturers. this will gradually improve over a period of a few weeks, but we really do anticipate that within, you know, a few weeks we will have things back to normal. >> and do you think in a few weeks this abbott nutrition plant that has caused so many of these issues when they closed and did this voluntary recall, do you think it will be reopened by then? >> yes, abbott is on record as saying that once we reach final agreement on how to get the plant reopened, the processes and procedures to make sure that
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the product is safe when it comes out, they've said around two weeks to get product out and then a few more weeks after that to get up to full speed. we will need to be watching this every step of the way because, as you know, we don't want to be sending product out which is dangerous for infants. and i have every anticipation that we've got a path forward now that will work. >> okay. so two weeks potentially for the reopen but then still several more weeks after that before the shelves start to look back to normal. i do wonder, dr. califf, if this is a shortage that you believe could have been prevented. >> i think there are always things that we could do better. our focus right now is just on making sure we get every infant taken care of around the country, which we do have adequate supply for at this point, it's just that the supply is not necessarily in the right place. so we're leading to help parents find the formula that they need.
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but as this clears up, i think everyone is going to be interested in looking back to see what could have been done better, including us. representative laura got it right when she said we want to go as fast as possible but as safely as possible and when you're balancing those two things, as shown by the fact that when the plant shut down it did have an impact on supply chain, you know, this is a complex and difficult set of decisions but we always want to do better and many people will be looking at this, including us internally at the fda. >> and i think of course making sure this formula is safe for infants is of the highest priority but it does seem that when this concern about this facility was first raised back in the fall, officials could have come up with a game plan for what would happen if it did have to close. so i think that raises the question of why the fda didn't take more aggressive action if they knew about this complaint and these concerns back last
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fall. >> well, wie just say we've been working on it pretty much around the clock since it started and there are a cascade of decisions that had to be made, with some relatively unpredictable consequences. but we're doing the very best that we can and totally dedicated to making this work out. and we will have plenty of time over the next period of time to examine how we do things to make sure we do it better. i point out that we have budget hearings with the house this week and representative delauro who you quoted in your previous segment has called attention to the fact that we need more funding. theres a total of nine people who are focused on infant formula at the fda and the budget we got an additional four people allocated last year, but we're going to need more than that. this is a huge part of the well-being of americans and our most vulnerable young children, so we're very concerned about it. >> and how many people do you think should be overseeing this
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at the fda? >> we're working on the exact number that we think would be ideal and let's just say it's several times more than the number that we currently -- currently have. now, remember that we're not -- you know, we are talking about people inside the fda but also our investigators, those who go out to the plants in the midst of a pandemic this has been quite a stressful time for them also. so we've got to provide support so that we have correct oversight over these kind of problems that we saw at the sturgis plant. >> dr. califf, you talk about unpredictable circumstances here, but isn't it known how much formula is purchased every week? we know pretty much how many babies are born in the united states given most of them are born in hospitals. so when you say unpredictable it seems like the math could have been done here given we know how much formula is purchased, we know how much formula this one
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particular plant is responsible for and we know how many babies there are in the united states. i just don't see how the fda did not see a short annual like this coming. >> well, i would just point out that, first of all, the numbers that are quoted commonly in the press are incorrect and i will point to you a white house sheet that has the details of how we've been looking at the numbers as we've tracked it. i don't want this to sound in any way like we're not concerned about the parents that are struggling to find formula for their children. that's definitely happening in parts of the country, but, you know, the number of stock on shelves was about 90% before the pandemic -- i'm sorry, before the recall, and it dropped to about 79% at its lowest. we're on the way back up now. and i'd also point out more formula was bought in the last month than in the months before the recall.
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there is formula out there, but we definitely have a distribution problem and we're going to need to examine that very carefully. each manufacturer has its own distribution system, but there is no overall system that gets the right formula to the right place. the current system works great as long as there's nothing perturbing it but when the plant shut down it definitely caused problems. you are correct to call attention to it and we're working on. >> thank you. sorry for the interruption. i guess that question and you say you're going to look back and examine this, are you committed to coming up with a backup plan at the fda so a shortage like this forcing apartments to drive hundreds of miles sometimes to get formula for their children doesn't happen again? >> well, this is going to be a topic of the house hearings and the budget and many other hearings that will occur. we all need to work together to come up with a system that's i'd also point out, these
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supply chain issues are not unique to this industry. this is just the one, of course, we're most concerned about because it is infants that, you know, our dearest and most precious people. but we're also seeing problems in other components of the supply chain, the demand we look at differently and take advantage of modern technology to do a better job of routing the right supply to the right place at the right time. so, what you suggest is very much in our plans and we'll be discussing it with congress. >> doctor, such an important issue. we'll be looking forward to the fda announcements today. thank you for joining us. >> thank you. up next, amazon ceo jeff bezos versus president biden on how to solve the inflation crisis. who's right? we'll have a cnn fact check up next. just in, we're getting brand-new details in on the racist massacre in buffalo. word the suspect had even more
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with miracle-gro. this morning a new record for gas prices. an average of $4.48 a gallon. in some states, americans are paying $5 or more. c cnn's pete live in alexandria. >> reporter: you know when $4.55 is some of the chiefest you can find around here. 15 cents per gallon of regular, the nationwide average of 40 cents in the last month. think about where we were a year ago when the national average for a gallon of regular was $3.04. hard to think about when you see today's high prices. what is to interesting is analysts say these prices will continue to go up even as more and more people are buying gas.
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demand rose 3% in the last month. now oil producers need to ramp up supply from the depths of the pandemic, meaning we could get clobbered by really high prices in july and august. one other trickle down of this, the price of diesel has gone up to $5.57 as the nationwide average for one gallon of diesel. that's a huge price and having a trickle down on trucking, which is also going to have a trickle down on many more products than you and i get at home. one more thing on gasoline. this is really interesting, john. only three states have not seen a statewide higher than $4 a gallon. one that switches over, we could see every state in the country with a statewide average of $4 or $5. we have not seen that since 2008. >> unwelcome news. all right, pete, thank you very much. new this morning, finland is moving towards joining nato.
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the parliament of that country voting hours ago to join the military alliance following years of neutrality. sweden could soon follow suit but one nato member may throw a wrench into these plans. joining us now is jim sciutto, anchor and cnn's chief of nationality correspondent. i wonder what your take is on what turkey said about this process because, of course, it has to be a unanimous decision. i wonder if you think that is going to potentially cause a bump in the road. >> erdogan's comments certainly caught people by surprise at the end of last week saying he was not positive about finland and sweden joining. over the weekend the president and others walked that back, somewhat. it appears what erdogan is drawing attention to sweden, sweden allows pkk, which is a kurdish nationalist group, which turkey views as a terrorist group, it allows them to have offices in sweden and turkey, therefore, accuses sweden of
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harboring terrorists. erdogan mentioned that, not in so many words, but he referenced that this weekend -- rather, end of last week and other officials since then. it may be turkey is looking for concessions, assurances from sweden that this can't happen anymore, and then turkey would remove its opposition. since then, they have said it's not so much about russia and finland here as about turkey's specific issue with sweden. now, listen, turkey's a nato member. as you said, it has to be unanimous support for a new member, so they have leverage here. we'll see if this leads to a negotiation or something more protracted. >> jim, you're take young man but i'm old enough to remember when mcdonald's opened up shop in russia, 1990. you can see the lines, thousands and thousands of people lined up when mcdonald's opened its doors for the first time. now we're learning mcdonald's
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pulling out of are ush sh all together. just the significance of this. >> it was. mcdonald's was a big symbol of what the theory was, which is, engage with russia, do business with russia, and we will be friends, in effect. diplomatically, russia will develop, it will become an open economy, it will become a democracy. this was really the thinking. pink thinking that persisted, for a whole host of evidence, georgia in 2008, anti-democratic practices by putin, poisonings, so on, dissidence. now we're seeing the ukraine invasion was the step too far, not just for the u.s. and nato, but also for western businesses, like mcdonald's. it's really a sad marker here because fall of the berlin wall, collapse of the soviet union, it was a hopeful moment. end of the cold war. this old conflict is done and now we're seeing it back.
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the berlin wall, in a way, symbolically going up again. mcdonald's leaving, it's one business but symbolic of a larger break. >> when we think about what people on the ground think, how they're reacting, jim sciutto, thank you for joining us this morning. "new day" continues right now. good morning to on you viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm john berman. brianna is off but kaitlan collins here with me this morning. we are covering the terror attack in america on americans. ten americans killed. their ages range from 32 to 86.


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