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the world health the world health organization has designated another version of covid to its variants of interest watch list. scientists say they have detected the mu variant. it behaves a bit like the delta variant where it gets past immunity by infections. joe rogan has canceled several shows because he has been diagnosed with covid. he says doctors threw, quote, the kitchen sink at the virus. he claims he is taking every kind of medication possible, including the horse dewormer ivermectin. with new cases across the country, the cdc is warning about travel across the labor day weekend. i spoke earlier with dr. yvonne maldonado. doctor, let's talk about the upcoming labor day weekend. the cdc is urging people to reconsider travel over the weekend. saying even vaccinated people
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should consider the risk. why this warning now? >> what's happening now, we're seeing a big surge in delta variant cases, driven primarily by unvaccinated people. the cdc and others want to make sure that even vaccinated individuals are very careful about not getting infected. hospitals are really overwhelmed right now. we don't want to add more stress on the hospital system in the u.s. >> we've seen covid cases in children spiking. do you attribute that to schools reopening? >> absolutely not. the schools are not the source of transmission. unvaccinated people around children are the source of transmission. primarily in their communities. >> and there's the push for booster shots. two fishes have reportedly resigned in protest over the biden administration's plan to rush forward with boosters without prior approval.
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do you think this will lead to booster shot hesitancy or more doubt among those refusing the vaccine? >> i think the fda and cdc are doing a good job at the ground level of analyzing the data. we've been looking at it. looks like a booster will be necessary. there's no rush. but a booster can be helpful in the near future. i don't think there's any problem with the safety or the effectiveness of the vaccines, if and when the booster is recommended. >> dr. maldonado, thank you. >> thanks so much. coming up, a reality show star fans are mourning the loss of one of relate tv's favorite couples. the prayers and well-wishes going out to the family of gregg leakes. and later, "this happened." the prayers being said by this four-legged member of this family. you're watching "world news now."
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♪["i'll be seeing you" by billie holiday] ♪ i'll be seeing you ♪ ♪ in all the old familiar places ♪ ♪ that this heart of mine embraces ♪
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♪ all day through ♪ [doorbell] ♪ in that small cafe ♪ ♪ the park across the way ♪ ♪ the children's carousel ♪ ♪ the chestnut trees ♪ ♪ the wishin' well ♪
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♪ being given a powerful reminder this morning of the importance of early screening for colon cancer. >> and that reminder is a painful one for one prominent and bow loved reality tv show family. -- and beloved reality tv show family. and beloved tv show family. our own will ganss is here with more. this is a hard one for "the real housewives" franchise. >> when you think of nene leaks, you think of -- but gregg has passed away at 66. the reality star's family is in deep pain from his death. this morning, remembering one half of reality tv's favorite couples. >> no, gregg. >> reporter: nene leakes, and her family, announcing, after a long battle with cancer, gregg leakes has passed away peacefully in his home,
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surrounded by all his children and wife nene leakes. he was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2018. he was in remission before it returned earlier this summer. posting this photo on instagram. andy cohen tweeting, i jokingly called him pastor leakes. but in truth, he was a strong voice of reason and commanded great respect among the entire "real housewives of atlanta" team. leakes sharing publicly that her husband's health had been deteriorating. >> if you see my son, he needs a lot of love. he has been transforming to the other side. >> reporter: married for 20 years, and unafraid of letting bravo fans in on the difficult parts of their lives, including gregg's cancer battle. >> i prayed to god and told him, if it's time, let's go. i don't fear death. i don't want to go. but if my work is finished here, take care of them.
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>> reporter: colon cancer is the second-deadliest cancer after lung cancer. >> men have a higher incidence or diagnosis rates or positivity rate. black men have the highest rates of colorectal cancer. and these are disparities that dates back to many, many years. we have to think of access to care, screening rates. black men don't get screened as many others. >> reporter: chadwick bozeman dying of the same disease. >> if you look at people over the age of 50, the incidence has gone down. and that is because of screening colonoscopies. >> reporter: reminding us to start screening at age 45, which is earlier than the past recommendation, of age 50. bottom line, speak with your primary care doctor about colon cancer screening because it can save your life. guys? >> taking preventative action sometimes, taking your health into your own hands, very, very important. you have a history of colon cancer in your family, you might want to get screened earlier. >> an important reminder. coming up, the dog that
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time, now, for "this happened," starting with a dog storming into a weather live shot. >> "this happened," during a report by meteorologist anthony parnell, on canada's global toronto. his dog named storm, ironically, invaded the set, apparently looking for treats. >> he brings his minigoldendoodle to work from time to time. should be every day. this isn't his first on-air incursions. one of the morning hosts describes storm as the world's most famous weather dog. >> maybe he heard his name called. >> this is a way to get me to pay full attention or be distracted. next, to another dog looking not for treats, but for grace.
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>> this is willie, a shepherd, who sits at the table like a human. before he eats, he extends his paw for his owner to say grace. >> not only does willie wait to say grace before eating, he waits to be excused from the table when he's done. now, when they say, even dogs have better manners -- >> yeah. >> they are talking about willie. >> this is proof. next, one driver tossing out the rule book when it comes to that oh, so pesky three-point turn. >> this is so frustrated. she likely would have flunked her driver's test. this happened in new zealand. this woman caught on camera, seemingly doing the impossible. >> right there, is when she made that mistake. you're boxing yourself in. instead of backing her car out of the spot. that's the reference point supposed to use, she did a
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150-point turn to turn her car completely around. and exited the spot going forward. >> there's no car to her left. there's no car in front of her. what is going on? it took her four full minutes. one said it reminded him of the austin powers scene. >> michael mcdonald. >> turning in the hallway in that golf cart thing. to a different vehicular spectacle closer to home. >> this happened outside of seattle. police recovered several stolen go-karts. what better way to return them than to drive them? >> the go-karts were swiped from the recreation center. officers decided to have some fun with it. posting the video on facebook. >> they didn't throw any red shells or bananas out, either. a reference to mario kart. they said, returning the go-kart wasn't the worst duty. >> they were loving every,
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single minute of it. they could have towed it there. >> it was an airpo
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