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defending their country from russian aggression . u.s. president joe biden is headed to japan after wrapping up a three-day visit to south korea. he left owe sawn air base just outside seoul a short time ago, expected to arrive in japan in about an hour to mark his first trip to asia as commander in chief. while biden has tried to focus on bolstering america's economic ties in the region, the shadow of potential conflict is never far away. saturday the u.s. and south korea announced plans to hold joint military drills. blake essig is in tokyo with a preview of what to expect from the japan leg of biden's trip.
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let's start with paula hancocks. so the headline was the resumption of joint military drills, but there were important economic issues at stake here too. what headway did president biden make while he was there? >> reporter: kim, the headlines that he really wanted to see was about the economic ties that he had. he had developed here. and president biden was in the region to reaffirm his commitment to two very important allies at a time when he's been focused on russia's invasion of ukraine. he was coming here, he also said, to talk about supply chains, to talk about economic security. and there were some significant deals, a deal from samsung, to be investing in the united states, creating jobs, which president biden was quick to mention. and also to try and strengthen supply chains, which has been a real issue for the united states over recent months.
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but of course, the specter of north korea always does overshadow many of these announcements. now they did talk about the security issues. they did, with president biden and president yon yoon, did side whether to expand military drills. up to several years ago, this was the norm here on the peninsula. it was really during the previous u.s. president, donald trump's time, that these were canceled in some cases, as he wanted to try and improve relations with kim jong-un as he was within his summitry period at that time. then covid-19 put paid to some of these drills as well. by saying that he wanted to section up and down theseexpande drills, it will inevitably cause some friction with north korea.
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talking about the economic benefits of deals that had been done, whether he was concerned about intelligence assessments, that there could be a missile or a nuclear test by north korea while he is in the region. this is what he said. >> we are prepared for anything north korea does. we've thought through how to respond to whatever they do, so i'm not concerned if that's what you're suggesting. >> reporter: news also, a message to kim jong-un, in which he simply said, "hello." period. a short message for the north korean leader. he has acknowledged publicly that he has been telling north korea he is happy to speak and also happy to help them with their covid outbreak. >> all right. blake, so biden will be landing in japan in the next hour or so for the bilateral with the japanese prime minister, but also meeting leaders from the indo-pacific. so take us through what we're expecting.
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>> reporter: he has the quad summit -- australia, india, japan, the united states. the leaders of all four countries are going to meet on tuesday for that summit. but first, obviously we have president biden meeting the emperor tomorrow morning and then the bilateral with prime minister kishida also on monday. it's always a big deal when the sitting president visits any foreign country. from the japanese perspective, this is a huge opportunity, both internationally and domestically, for japanese prime minister fumio kishida, who has only been in office since last october and has an upper house election set for this summer -- this is a chance to show the country he's a respected international statesman and capable of taking relations with japan's most important ally, the united states, to the next level. from the u.s. perspective, president joe biden's first trip to asia is also incredibly important. after four years of former president donald trump, a period that many experts say undermined the faith, trust, and confidence
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that key allies had in the united states, and more recently, the chaotic u.s. withdrawal from afghanistan, there are a lot of people in this part of the world that question the political will of the united states to deploy troops abroad, take a listen. >> and the perception is, you may not be able to count on the u.s. in that kind of a situation. for whatever reason. who knows what is going to happen in the domestic u.s. but regardless, i think that japan has a very strong section of the population who don't want to be reliant on outside powers in order to be able to make its decisions that might or may not risk its serenity. >> reporter: during the bilateral meeting with japan's prime minister, security will be a top priority. that being said, when president biden and prime minister kishida
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meet on monday for their bilateral meeting, we expect that the two sides are going to release a joint statement pledging to deter and respond to china's increasingly active military, for president biden to make it clear the united states will defend japan, including with the use of nuclear weapons, if japan is attacked. kim, it is worth noting a big part of the pledge to deter and respond to china falls on japan as a result of the rise of china territorial disputes with both china and russia, potential war in taiwan, and a nuclear armed north korea. members of japan esruling party realize they must do more to protect themselves and take a more proactive stance. domestically in japan, there's been a push to increase defense spending from 1% to 2% of its gdp and improve defense capability within the framework of the country's pacifist constitution by developing counter strike capability, as opposed to waiting for the fight to come to them. >> we'll keep following along
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with president biden's trip. paula hancocks and blake essig, thank you so much. are. the president of poland reportedly has arrived in ukraine and will address the nation's parliament later today. he'll be the first foreign head of state to speak to lawmakers since the war began. elsewhere, the russian military is claiming it destroyed a large shipment of u.s. and european weapons in western ukraine on saturday. there's been no confirmation of that, but ukrainian military officials in the city of irpin stay missiles struck military infrastructure. the ukrainian military says the russians destroyed a bridge between donetsk and a neighboring town. ukraine's president defiant as ever in his nightly address. >> translator: russia has sent virtually all its resources to destroy us. the situation in donbas is extremely difficult. as in previous days, the russian army is trying to attack.
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the armed forces of ukraine are detearing this offensive. >> and we're learning that friday's missile strike on a town near kharkiv was even more damaging than this video shows. besides destroying the newly renovated cultural center, the mayor says the blast damaged more than 1,000 apartments and many schools. president zelenskyy says more than 1,000 education facilities have been destroyed across the country since the war began. cnn's suzanne malveaux is standing by in lviv. suzanne, with those latest attacks on schools and cultural institutions, has that changed the mood on the ground at all? >> reporter: it is very discouraging. and yet determining, really. i mean, it is motivation for so many people that i meet here. president zelenskyy saying this is not just a goal of the russians to actually destroy their lives, their education albanese institutions, but the very ukrainian culture itself. and he was very candid about the situation in the east, about the
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donbas, saying that it was extremely difficult. and ukrainians across this country, they are trying to do what they can, whatever little they can, to help those fighters. and i met such a woman who is actually donating cars and driving them to the front lines herself. down a quiet dirt road in lviv, this small auto repair shop looks like any other. but it's playing a vital role in ukraine's civilian resistance. it's back-breaking work, souping up this run-of-the-mill truck to head to the front lines. uliana, who normally worked as a graphic designer, is planning to drive to it the front lines herself. >> translator: every trip is full of emotions, full of hard work, also full of joy, that i can be part of something bigger. i can bring at least some things that will make us closer to victory.
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>> reporter: uliana has been organizing car donations to the ukrainian military since russia invaded crimea in 2014. now her efforts have increased, with five trips so far this year. so you're by yourself for 17 hours in this big vehicle. petite as you are, are you afraid, are you concerned? you're going close to the front line by yourself. >> translator: it would be strange if i wasn't scared, because everyone is scared about their lives. but apart from the fear, there's also love, which is always stronger. it's the love of our motherland. >> reporter: civilians here are desperate to help the army however they can, donating money to import as many cars as possible. this truck now painted and ready, destined for donetsk in eastern ukraine. where russian troops have been shelling relentlessly for more than a month, injuring and
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killing thousands of civilians and battering the ukrainian forces. soldiers say donations like this have been invaluable as they brace for a long conflict. >> translator: it's really unpredictable. sometimes the car might survive one or two months. sometimes the next day it can be under enemy fire and get destroyed. >> reporter: it's an 800-mile journey from lviv to sloviansk and it's not just the car she'll give to those fighting. the trunk is filled with new uniforms, military equipment, and lots of fuel. as she packs, she imagines these supplies will help soldiers like her brother-in-law and other close friends, loved ones now fighting in the east. >> translator: we had coffee two days before the war began. now they're on the front lines. but the fact that i can help the soldiers makes me less worried. >> reporter: her treacherous journey hopefully paving the way
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to a free ukraine. >> uliana is just a few hours away from sloviansk in her drive now. we have learned from ukrainian military officials, however, that the russian army, that they plan to continue their offensive in that very area in the days to come. so we are certainly keeping a close eye on her journey and wishing her well. >> suzanne malveaux live in lviv, ukraine, thank you very much. why australian voters delivered a sharp rebuke to prime minister scott morrison's conservative coalition. we'll have a look at who will be leaving the country next. it's time for our memorial day sale on the sleep number 360 smart bed.
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rebuke of his leadership style, which critics called more authoritarian during collaborative, especially during the pandemic. for more let's bring in zoe daniel in melbourne, an independent elect member of parliament. she just claimed election victory over two-term liberal mp, also a former journalist. thank you for being here with us and congratulations on your victory. what message do you think it sends? >> i think it sends a message that the incumbent's government was drifting too far to the right that people who sit more in the center of politics were finding it difficult to vote for the coalition government. and also didn't necessarily want to flip to the progressive side of politics, to the labor party. so many people have gravitated to independents like myself. we have several professional women who have stepped up individually to stand in different states around australia. i'm one of those.
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feeling very grateful today to have been elected to unseat a two-term incumbent. >> that underscores the sea change, i guess, that's happening there. so if the new prime minister can't form a majority government what role do you think you and other independents might play? >> i seek to be an honest broker from the cross bench. i think what we've had in australia is a broken two-party political system where partisanship has been the dominant factor, where collaboration between the two major parties and bipartisanships become very difficult. therefore, forward movement or progress on really critical issues, including climate policy, has become intractable. so i'm lifelong swinging voter. i've voted for both the progressive and conservative side of politics. i can see costs and benefits in both platforms. i seek to try to create some
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collaboration from the cross-bench. one of my key platforms was more economically focused climate policy, something that i think we really do need to speed up action on in australia, and obviously people in my electorate agreed with that. >> let me jump in on that issue. because this has been sort of dubbed the climate election in australia. i mean, the environment always polls as an important issue in many countries. we see that often in the u.s. but it rarely proves to be a decisive election issue. why do you think it resonated so much now? >> because i think that climate policy is being weaponized to the extent that people started feeling they weren't being listened to. they worry about the future of their children, they worry about the environment, but they also worry about future prosperity what our economy might look like if we don't transition away from fossil fuels to renewable energy. there was a sense that people didn't feel that they had a voice with this conservative
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government that has had very low, for example, carbon reduction targets. and in a state like this, i guess that's reflected in the vote, electing an independent member who can take views of the community forward directly. but there are also issues around trust in politics in australia, as i know you have in the u.s. as well. people have a sense that their leaders aren't really representing them that there's one rule for them, one rule for everyone else. so there's been a big push, for example, for a federal anti-corruption commission here in australia. something that's been resisted by that coalition government that has been moved on. and that's also been a priority for me and that's been reflected in the views of the people in this state. >> i'm wondering how hard it will be to work with a leader who might be seen as more of an increment albanesist, say, on the environment. australia's one of the world's biggest exporters of coal and fossil fuels. and the new prime minister, he famously promised renewal, not
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revolution. so what happens if you do want revolution, at least on certain key issues like the environment? >> i'm someone who will try to create progress. and it's not about being a radical. it's simply about reflecting the views of the people in my electorate. we know 80% of people in what has previously been, as i said, a deeply conservative electorate, really want faster action on climate policy. so it's having those conversations, being able to sit down and really talk about, what can we do to bring about this transition? but also considering the impact on communities of doing that. it will be very interesting to see, once we get the final numbers, of the makeup of parliament. just how much leverage as an independent someone like myself might have. >> exactly. congratulations again on your well-earned victory, and good luck in the days and years
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ahead. zoe daniel, thank you so much. >> thanks for having me. thank you. five days after the pennsylvania primaries, we still don't know who will be the republican nominee for u.s. senate in november. tv personality dr. mehmet oz is ahead of former businessman and army veteran dave mccormack by the barest of margins. cnn's melanie zanona reports from lancaster, pennsylvania. >> reporter: the senate gop primary in pennsylvania is coming down to the wire. mehmet oz only leads david mccormack by about 1,000 votes. the consensus on the ground is this is headed towards a recount, which would be automatically triggered if the race is within .05 percentage points. both campaigns have added lawyers and experts who have experiences in recounts and david mccormack's campaign is making clear they plan to fight to have all undated ballots included in the final count. this comes after a court ruling
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ruled in a local pennsylvania race that all undated ballots should count from a last november election. it's unclear whether that ruling will apply to tuesday's gop primary. but dr. oz's campaign is already hitting back, saying they plan to oppose mccormack's legal effort, saying they're pulling from a democratic playbook. we have an early preview of the fight to come as both sides are gearing up for a potentially long and drawn-out battle in pennsylvania. georgia holds its primaries on tuesday. the republican contest for governor is getting the most attention because some see it as a test of donald trump's hold on the party. former president endorsed david perdue's campaign to oust governor brian kemp. trump's former vice president, mike pence, is endorsing the incumbent. evan mckenna reports. >> reporter: trump's endorsement of congressman loudermilk and other georgia republicans already favored to win their
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races in the final hour here indicate he's concerned about tuesday. he not only coaxed david perdue into running against governor kemp but has made this endorsement very high-profile. it seems as though governor kemp just continues to have the momentum. it's not that his endorsement isn't prized or valuable in a republican primary. it is not that many republican voters don't believe the big election lie, that the 2020 election was somehow rigged or stolen. they do. it's just that they have other issues on their mind as well. and david perdue had just made the big lie a cornerstone of his campaign at the expense of all other issues. in recent weeks he shifted his strategy a bit to argue that governor kemp more generally has sold out georgians to corporate interests, but that is not a message that seems to have landed. governor kemp not taking anything for granted, still imploring his voters to get out
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there on tuesday. >> don't believe the polling. be excited by the momentum. use that to encourage you even more, to leave no doubt on tuesday. >> reporter: while purdue continues to have trump on his side, governor kemp has been campaigning with a slew of republican governors from across the country. former vice president mike pence will be here on monday. thanks so much for joining us. i'm kim brunhuber. i'll be back with more news after the break. for our international viewers, "inside africa" is next.
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welcome back. this is "cnn newsroom." poland's president is expected to speak to the ukrainian parliament later today, the first foreign head of state to do so since the war began. russian military is claiming it destroyed a large shipment of u.s. and european weapons in western ukraine on saturday. there's been no confirmation of that, but ukrainian military officials in the city of irpin say missiles struck military infrastructure. u.s. president joe biden has signed into law a $40 billion aid package for ukraine,
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ensuring that american weapons, equipment, and other aid continue to be sent without interruption. let's get military perspective with british defense analyst stewart crawford in edinburgh, scotland. thank you so much for joining me. so let's start with this new u.s. aid package. what difference will that make, also given that russia keeps claiming they're blowing up depots of these western articles that are arriving in ukraine? >> well, the short answer is that it's going to make a huge difference. $40 billion is an enormous amount of aid. and if you add it to the aid that the u.s. sent in march, you have a total of something like $57 billion. which may be small beer in u.s. terms, but for the ukraine, it's about one-quarter of their domestic product, domestic revenue, prewar. so it will make a huge difference. it's quite difficult to just
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plan out exactly how much is going to weaponry, how much is going to humanitarian aid. but it's very significant and a great statement of support for ukraine from the usa. >> do you believe these claims that the russians are blowing up these depots? we get them fairly regularly, and they do seem to corroborate at least with reported missile strikes. so is that really taking a big dent out of this aid? >> it's very difficult to tell. the old adage is the first casualty of war is truth. and there will be claim and counter claim. sometimes extremely difficult to verify any of them. i don't think there's any doubt that there will be some impact on the military supplies coming into ukraine from the west. but how significant that is is difficult to tell, and we'll probably only find out after hostilities end, if and when they do. >> looking at the state of the russian military here, we don't
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know exactly how many troops they've lost. ukraine claims some 28,000 russian troops have been killed. some units seem to be seriously depleted. so how long can russia keep this up without mass mobilization? >> that's a very good question. some estimates say that they've lost approximately or up to approximately one-third of the troops that they committed initially. the answer is that they can't keep going forever the way they are at the moment. one of the things that slightly mystifies me as a military man is why the russians are now choosing to attack is ukrainians where the ukrainian defense is at its strongest, which goes contrary to most military doctrines where you usually look to attack the enemy where it's at its weakest. the short answer is russia cannot keep this up forever in terms of men or materiel. so we can only hope that there's a hasty end to this conflict.
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>> do you mind just sort of elaborating a bit about what you're talking about, attacking them at their strongest? where do you think they should be attacking them? where are they making their mistake here? >> well, i mean -- the original mistake, of course, was trying to capture kyiv by what we would call a coup de mand, sleight of hand, not expecting any opposition. obviously they were defeated there. they've now concentrated on the east. ukrainian forces in the east have been entrenched and ready for this attack for eight years, since 2014, since parts of it were taken over by the russian separatists. and it just seems a contradiction in military doctrine to attack the enemy where it's at its weakest -- sorry, at its strongest. i know that they've tried to encircle parts of the ukrainian forces, but they don't seem to be militarily competent enough to do that at the moment. >> yeah, that's the key issue
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there. so listen, the war is heading into its fourth month. you said at the beginning of the war that the ukrainians would ultimately win if they managed not to lose. so at this point now, are they winning? >> well, they're certainly not losing. and i think that, i hope that the aid that's coming from the u.s. and from other western countries will now enable them to go from a strictly defensive mode into an offensive mode and begin to choose where they fight rather than being in a reactive mode. looking at it as a strategist, i would anticipate that they will, and there is some evidence already that they're doing this, strike to the south and try and retake kherson, then perhaps threaten russian forces in crimea. and i think that would really make the russians sit up, to be attacked there. >> it certainly looks like it's i settling into a long
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stalemate. president zelenskyy of ukraine has admitted that ultimately the conflict will need a diplomatic solution. are we any closer to knowing what that might look like? >> no, i mean, i couldn't really guess that. i mean, all i could speculate is that when it comes to negotiating a peace, which inevitably it will do, whether the ukrainians might be open to swapping the donbas for crimea -- certainly if i was in charge of it, that would be an attractive thing to me. but i think that ukrainians are set on recapturing all the territory that's been taken by the russians. so we're not quite at that point of compromise yet. >> yeah, unfortunately, still looks like a long road ahead. really appreciate your expertise, stewart crawford in edinburgh. >> thank you very much. a critical shipment of baby formula is on its way to the u.s. right now as american families cope with a nationwide
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♪ a u.s. military flight is on its way from germany to indiana carrying more than 130 pallets of baby formula. it's the first shipment under the biden administration's "operation fly formula." americans are dealing with a nationwide shortage, underscoring the operation's importance to the white house, the u.s. agriculture secretary will greet the flight when it lands in indianapolis later today. cnn's elizabeth cohen is at ramstein air force base in germany. one shipment, i don't imagine, will make too much of a dent, is there more coming? >> reporter: there is supposed to be more coming. we are told that there will be
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more flights, possibly the first one midweek. they have not gotten specific. we know that they might not necessarily be military like t one that's up in the air now. they might actually end up being sort of military contracts with commercial flyers. as you said, 1.5 million bolts of 8-ounce bottles of formula. that's something. it is not going to turn this problem around. the abbott factory, the one that's been shuttered that is surge a -- used to be such a major producer of formula, they now say that they hope to be up and operating by the first week of june. but still, it will take them six weeks to start getting product out onto shelves. they say they'll be working at double capacity. so parents in the u.s., they'll be seeing a little bit of relief in the coming weeks. but it will really be many weeks until this turns around. >> elizabeth, i mean, sadly we've already seen several babies admitted to hospital for
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issues related to these shortages, which shows just how serious the consequences can be. >> reporter: that's right. we think about babies, of course they need their formula, but for a healthy baby, you know, this is terrible but probably not a health threat. but for babies that started off with medical problems, this is really, really an issue. we have spoken with many parents whose children have been in the hospital because the children were on a particular formula for their health needs, and they really, the parents, couldn't find another formula that addressed those needs and that their child could tolerate. so yes, there are rings and rings, unfortunately, of terrible consequences. and it's not just babies. it's also older children, older children also sometimes rely on formula if they have specific medical problems. and we've been speaking with parents who are really, really worried that their children are going to have terrible health effects because they, in some cases, have had to ration formula for their children.
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>> cnn's senior medical correspondent elizabeth cohen in germany, thank you so much. switzerland and israel are reporting their first cases of monkeypox. the swiss case has been reported in bern and the israeli health ministry says a man admitted to a tel aviv hospital friday tested positive for the disease on saturday. the man had recently returned from western europe. he's been quarantined and remains in good machine. the world health organization said on saturday they were more than 19 confirmed cases of monkeypox worldwide, 28 potential cases under investigation. joining me is dr. ann ramoyne, professor of epidemiology, school of public health, joining me from los anles. i wanted to start with the obvious question everybody is asking which is, how worried should we be about this? but looking into it, the answer isn't necessarily very
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straightforward. so i want to start with this. you've been studying monkeypox for decades. you warned years ago about the possibility of it becoming a much greater threat. so let's start with the worst-case scenario that many people might be imagining here, considering what the world has been through and is still going through with covid. that's this -- could this spread widely, say here in the u.s., with tens of thousands of cases or even become another global pandemic? >> kim, thanks for having me. you're asking a very important question, which is, how concerned should we be? we should definitely be concerned. it's very concerning to see all of these clusters of monkeypox outside of africa for the first time ever. but monkeypox is a very different disease than covid-19, which what you're alluding to in terms of global pandemic, are we going to see something like this happen? the answer is, monkeypox is much less transmissible than
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sars sars-cov-2. it is something that really requires very close person-to-person transmission, or person-to-person contact, as we know, from what we know about studying this virus. so my answer is, we need to be concerned. we don't need to be raising an alarm beyond the fact that we need to be concerned. we need more data before we can really make a real judgment on what this actually means. >> right, okay. let's go back and put this into context. normally the disease, as i understand, is sort of contained to rural west and central africa. how unusual what is we're seeing now, and why do you think it's spreading globally now? >> there's several reasons that we're seeing monkeypox come up in the news more frequently and why now we're seeing cases pop up globally.
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the first thing is, we no longer have immunity to pox viruses because of this great achievement by public health, eradicating smallpox. when we eradicated smallpox, we stopped having to immunize populations. so the smallpox vaccine was retired from the normal vaccination schedule. and as a result, since the early '70s, the vast majority of the world has not been getting vaccinated. as a result, we just don't have immunity to pox viruses the way we do. that's why we would see -- we've seen cases of monkeypox get imported from africa. this is why we've seen cases increase in africa. in fact, the paper you're referencing is exactly that, discussing how monkeypox is increasing. so makes sense we're going to see more cases. why are we seeing these -- go ahead. >> yeah, if there are more cases, though, could we see something like we saw in covid, the disease could mutate in
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immunocompromised hosts to become more transmissible, maybe more virulent? >> well, you know, it's certainly possible, but here's the thing. monkeypox is a dna virus and it's a very stable virus. it's going to take a lot more transmission for that kind of scenario to occur. now, of course as we've discussed with sars-cov-2, viruses mutate when they have the opportunity to replicate, and eventually you could see a constellation of mutations that could become concerning. and certainly seeing multiple chains of transmission over periods of time and potentially immunocompromised hosts could lead to changes in this virus. so it's very important to watch. >> so you warned years ago when you were studying this that if we didn't monitor and control monkeypox in rural africa, it could spread, get established maybe in other -- in animals in
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other countries. you said the public health setback would be difficult to reverse. so how difficult might it be, and how would we go about doing it if it does become established in animal populations here? >> the thing about monkeypox is it is a zoonotic disease and there are multiple reservoir species that are susceptible. that's why we saw in 2003, we saw the virus jump from a gambian pouched rat to an american prairie dog in a hold facility. then infected several prairie dogs that went on to infect hosts. we were very lucky at that time that it didn't get into other species, into my wild species in the united states, and begin to start spreading in animals. so we really want to make sure that this virus does not -- doesn't have the opportunity to spread beyond where it's already existing. it is something that we do need to be concerned about. this is why it's going to be very important to have very good
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disease surveillance. we have to identify all of the cases. we really have to understand where these introductions have come from, how this virus is spreading, and that's going to be how we're going to determine how best to control the virus. >> hopefully with everything the world's been through, we've at least developed a bit more robust infrastructure for surveillance and responding to health threats like this, because of course, as you well know more than anyone, they will keep coming. ann ramoyne, thanks for your expertise, really appreciate it. the final round of golf's second major of the season is just hours away with a familiar name a no-show. tiger woods' aching body is taking its toll. we'll have details when we come back. yep, them too. it's an invigorating rush.... ...zapping millions of germs in seconds.. fofor that one-of-a-kind whoa... ...which l leaves you feeling... ahhhhhhh listerine. feel the whoa!
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in just a few short hours, the french open tennis tournament gets under way from roland garros. novak jokic makes a return after not being able to play in australia because of his vaccination status. the king of play, rafael nadal, is back. usually dominates but has been slowed by injuries. he's looking to extend his own record with a 22nd major title.
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nanaomi osaka is due to return. she pulled out last year when organizers wouldn't allow her to skip media events. she said the events made her anxious and cited concerns for her mental health. the golf world is rife with speculation about tiger woods' future after he withdrew from sunday's final round of the pga championship. the 15-time major champ had trouble playing on a surgically repaired leg during the first three rounds. don riddell reports. >> reporter: it has been another roller coaster of emotion for tiger woods, but after three rounds here at the pga championship in tulsa, oklahoma, and the worst round he scored in 22 years of playing this event, he has decided that he's had enough. just before 7:00 p.m. local time, tournament organizers announced he had withdrawn from the competition. this comes after 54 holes of golf in which he has once again been playing through considerable discomfort.
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everybody knows what he's been going through. numerous surgeries, car crash last year that could have killed him. for his playing partners alongside him this week, they have seen exactly what he's been going through. >> if that had been me, i would have been considering pulling out and going home. but tiger's -- he's different, he's proved he's different. >> he grinds through everything, and he pushes himself even through all the pain and that. it's not easy to see a guy like him have to go through that and struggle like that. but, you know, he's swinging nicely, and i think he'll be back once he gets back to normal health and sorts out all the problems. >> reporter: we don't know when we will see tiger woods in action again, although he had already committed to playing in the open championship at st. andrew's in scotland where he has won twice before. clearly at age 46, given
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everything that he has been through, tiger woods is now in the twilight of his extraordinary career. we have all learned by now never, ever to write him off. but it is getting harder and harder to see how he can find a way to compete at the very highest level. don riddell, cnn, tulsa, oklahoma. in the highly competitive world of european soccer, french superstar kylian mbappe signed a three-year extension with paris st. germain. this ends months of speculation whether he would leave the team por spanish powerhouse real madrid. the extension keeps him in paris through 2025. la liga released a statement saying it would file a complaint about the deal with uefa as well as french and european authorities calling it scandalous. that wraps this hour of "cnn newsroom." i'm kim brunhuber. i'll be back in just a moment with more news. please do stay with us.
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