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showing off their ties as the first of the troops arrive in europe, part of president biden's deployment. while the white house alleges a russian plot to justify invading ukraine. we're there live on the ground. major blow. new details about that special forces operation to take out the leader of isis. what happened inside that compound. facebook's face plant. the social media giant loses $230 billion in value. $30 billion from mark zuckerberg alone. why the company suffered the biggest one-day drop ever. at home covid test alert. with millions sent to american homes this morning the new warning from poison control and what parents need to know. new trouble for the nfl. just over a week before the super bowl, the new sexual harassment allegations against the washington owner. former female employees testifying before congress about a hostile workplace. what the league is saying this morning. monarch's milestone. queen elizabeth set to mark 70
years on the throne. this morning, the legacy of the longest reigning british monarch. her impact on her country and the world. ♪ my love don't cost a thing ♪ love don't cost a thing? maybe not this year. this morning, the price for flowers soaring and will you even be able to find the valentine's day staple? ♪ 24-karat magic in the air ♪ olympians getting air. let the winter games begin. we are live in beijing this morning as the olympics opening ceremony gets under way. team usa's all-star athletes gearing up to go for the gold as the flawless nathan chen spins us into the weekend. good morning, america. we hope you're doing well this friday morning. let's take a live look at the olympic stadium in beijing. this morning opening ceremonies
got under way. >> we are cheering on team usa. we'll be talking about the olympics just ahead. first, we want to begin with this massive storm right here at home. dangerous weather sweeping through the country right now. taking aim at that i-95 corridor. let's take a live look at those roads in rochester. >> definitely dangerous out there. the storm bringing freezing rain from the gulf coast to texas. our team is covering all the angles this morning. we begin with mireya villarreal in dallas, texas, where they got almost two inches of snow which is more than they get in a year, mireya. good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, good morning, michael. it is definitely a cold one. if you take a look behind me this is interstate 30. this is a major highway in the dfw area that connects dallas to fort worth. normally four or five lanes are open, lots of traffic. as you can see it's only down to one lane. with temperatures expected to stay below freezing, there's no chance for the ice or sleet on
the roadways to have a chance at melting. overnight heavy snow and freezing rain triggering a travel nig ohtmaren highways. ten vehicles colliding on an interstate near houston, texas, after drivers skidded on the icy roads. 14 more involved in a separate crash in austin. vehicle after vehicle wrecked in this 16-car pileup in memphis. six taken to the hospital. several cars like this sliding clear off the roads in the slick conditions. the winter storm dumping more than a foot of snow in parts of the central u.s. with heavier than normal bouts of intensity. ice covered and downed power lines leaving more than 300,000 customers without electricity this morning. more than half of those outages in tennessee. nearly a third in ohio. the nightmare storm also spawning a deadly tornado in rural alabama. one killed, multiple injured. this home destroyed. two pickup trucks submerged close by.
in illinois a driver got stuck on train tracks, escaping just before his vehicle was hit. and back here in texas, rare blanketing snow, the city of plano covered. little bit of good news. the texas electrical grid is holding up for now. the outages are being blamed on downed power lines because of the heavy snow accumulating on trees. also, further out north and to the east the big concern is what we're dealing with in texas, the icy roadways. road conditions especially on that i-95 corridor. cecelia? >> wow, mireya, stay warm out there. we turn to cleveland getting a heavy hit of snow and that's where trevor ault is right now. good morning, trevor. >> reporter: good morning, cecilia. so these are the remnants of about 24 hours of constant snowfall with some parts of the region seeing a full foot. look at the impacts on the roads
here. i mean even with the plows basically working nonstop you can see here is the snow piles on the roadside but also the roads are completely blanketed. as soon as a plow game by, the wind was gusting the snow right back into the street. this morning we've got windchills in single digits that could easily fall below zero as temperatures are falling too. a lot of the snow piles are completely frozen. that will make the road cleanup more complicated. as surface temperatures drop, the salt is less effective at melting the ice. so even though now we have the bulk of the snowfall behind us we could easily be looking at another day of treacherous travel. george? >> okay, trevor, thanks very much. the storm grounded thousands of flights again this morning. our transportation correspondent gio benitez is tracking the latest from kennedy airport. good morning, gio. >> reporter: hey, george. good morning, we are just starting to feel that weather here at jfk and just take a look at the tarmac behind me. plane after plane is just staying put here. already today we're seeing more than 2,700 flight cancellations. just about every major airport in the northeast is affected
today. boston, newark, laguardia and jfk, chicago as well. dallas-fort worth is still struggling this morning after a slew of cancellations yesterday. more than 1,300 just at dfw thursday. in fact, across america yesterday alone, we saw more than 5,200 cancellations. that's the most weather-related cancellations in almost five passengers that are going to have to find new flights today and this weekend. it is a big deal and a big problem. michael? >> very inconvenient, gio. thank you so much. now, let's go to ginger with the latest track as the i-95 corridor braces for ice and a flash freeze. good morning, ginger. >> reporter: michael, we're just barely above freezing and the temperatures are falling so quickly. 20 degrees shaved off in just the last two hours. let's go to the maps. west of us in rochester, close to a foot of snow.
pittsburgh had flooding and blowing snow. then right between, that pink, represents the ice. the ice will be creeping closer to the coast as we go through the late morning and early afternoon. the numbers dropping, those are the temperatures. they're not going to be any warmer. so cold going into saturday morning. we'll be watching for windchills down to birmingham at 20. 17, atlanta. 16, washington, d.c. it's going to be rough tomorrow morning. cecelia? >> dangerous conditions out there. thanks, ginger. we switch gears and turn to vladimir putin arriving in beijing meeting there with china's president this morning as the olympics kick off. this as tensions are rising over a possible russian invasion of ukraine, and the first u.s. troops are now landing in the region. our senior foreign correspondent ian pannell is on the ground in ukraine for us. good morning, ian. >> reporter: good morning, cecilia. that's right, lots going on. more diplomacy and talks but interestingly it's vladimir
putin and xi jinping together as russia and china strengthen their ties not only in trade, but also security as this crisis in ukraine still shows no sign of easing. president putin landing in beijing for the start of the olympics and one-on-one talks with president xi. both have strained relations with america. the kremlin claiming china agrees with its security demands though beijing hasn't quite put it like that as the first of 1,700 american paratroopers landing in europe as part of president biden's order to send 3,000 u.s. troops to bolster nato's eastern flank as tensions remain over the russian troop buildup on ukraine's border. meanwhile the biden administration claims the kremlin's plotting a false flag operation to justify an invasion of ukraine. >> one option is the russian government, we think, is planning to stage a fake attack, by ukrainian military or intelligence forces against russian sovereign territory or
against russian speaking people to trere jti their action.>> reporter: the adminis sendg troopsge >> we believe that russia would produce a very graphic propaganda video which would include corpses and actors that would be depicting mourners and images of destroyed locations as well as military equipment at the hands of ukraine or the west. >> reporter: releasing this type of intelligence is unusual. >> this was obviously a calculated risk for the u.s. and for the uk to be able to release this kind of sensitive intelligence. but they figured that it would be better to preempt any pretext that putin would have by staging some sort of action and using it as an excuse to invade ukraine. >> reporter: the kremlin denying the allegations and that it plans to attack, but at the same time its forces continue to mass at the border. nato says it expects russia to deploy as many as 30,000 combat troops along with additional
military troops into belarus, just north of ukraine for planned war games. russian foreign minister lavrov has been speaking saying such claims, the number which keeps growing every day are nonsense but the administration clearly feels otherwise. george? >> ian pannell, thanks. we have new details this morning on the daring raid that an >> reporter: this morning, compound that housed the isis leader crumbled and abandoned after the pentagon says haji abdullah blew himself up, along with his wife and two children as u.s. special operations forces closed in on him. >> in a final act of desperate cowardness, he with no regard to the lives of his own family or others in the building, he chose to blow himself up. >> reporter: the u.s. commandos came in by helicopter after months of intelligence gathering and intricate rehearsals, once on the ground, shouting through
bull horns for people inside to evacuate. that is when the isis leader detonated what the pentagon said was a suicide vest. but that did not end it. the pentagon saying an isis deputy and his wife on the floor below began firing on the u.s. commandos. they returned fire killing the husband and wife. at least one child was also killed. the u.s. was able to evacuate ten people, eight of them children. local syrian groups later taking them to safety. but the special forces did have to blow up and destroy one of the u.s. helicopters on the ground after it suffered mechanical failure. as for the isis leader, his body was left behind, but the teams possible planned attacks. >> i can assure you he was every bit as evil and committed to attacks on the united states and our partners. >> reporter: and even though the
pentagon believes that all of the casualties were caused by abdullah except for that of his deputy and his wife they will still take a closer look at exactly what happened. george? >> that makes sense. martha, thanks very much. michael? now to a stunning turn of events on wall street. facebook's parent company, meta, losing $230 billion as its stock price plunged some 26%, the worst one-day drop in value ever. but meta was not alone. whit johnson is at the new york stock exchange where they are hoping for a rebound. good morning, whit. >> reporter: michael, good morning. meta's losses are dragging down the markets on wall street. the dow, the nasdaq, the s&p 500 all down yesterday. facebook taking the biggest hit, nearly a quarter of a trillion dollars gone.
that's more than the total valuation of most public companies. for mark zuckerberg it's an estimated personal loss of about $30 million. michael? >> a lot of money there, whit. but was there different reasons why facebook is struggling? >> reporter: the company poured about $10 billion in building the metaverse, it's visual reality vision for the internet. facebook citing changes to apple, which facebook says will cost about $10 billion in advertising. zuckerberg acknowledging the company is struggling to compete with tiktok. the biggest company is that facebook reported its first ever loss in users, losing about 1 million daily active users in the last quarter of 2021. michael? >> sure does causes alarm for them. thank you so much. george?
we turn to the olympics now the opening ceremony happening in china. a high energy event and maggie rulli is on the scene in beijing for all of it. good morning, maggie. >> reporter: hey, george, come on, hard not to feel the energy right now. just moments ago the sky was lit up with fireworks and behind me the opening ceremonies are going on. inside the bird's nest there are athletes from all over the world marching in the parade of nations. while everything was significantly scaled back because of covid, guys, you can still feel it. this, g pic spirit is here. ceremony already under way. taking place at the famed bird's nest in beijing. the same location as the 2008 opening ceremony for the summer games, but this year will be very different. huge drop from the 15,000 in a 2008, and this time, most of them will be teens. the length also much shorter. a whopping four hours in 2008 cut way down to just 100 minutes because it's so cold and because of covid. the event not open to the
public. instead tickets have been given to a preselected group who must all follow strict covid protocols. not in attendance, any u.s. government officials. ten countries announcing a diplomatic boycott of the games over china's human rights abuses. team usa will be marching in the parade of nations. carrying the flag five-time olympic curler john shuster and three-time olympic speed skater brittany bowe taking over from bobsledder elana myers taylor still in isolation following a positive covid test. >> there is no one i'm more proud to hand over that opportunity to than brittany because she's such an amazing person. >> reporter: the games under way and the drama is full on. u.s. hockey star brianna decker taken off the ice on a stretcher out for the rest of the games after getting injured during the women's opening game against finland. team usa is hoping to defend their gold again this year. and 22-year-old figure skater nathan chen making a triumphant
highest short program score ever, and giving team usa an early boost in the figure skating competition. bit of a redemption after struggling in the 2018 games. other olympians to keep an eye on, snowboarder chloe kim. looking for her second gold in the half pipe. mikaela shiffrin who is hoping to break the record for most alpine skiing medals in one single olympics. >> one of my biggest dreams is to compete in every race at the olympics. >> reporter: and, of course, shaun white competing in his fifth and what he told us a couple of weeks ago his final olympic games. >> this will be my last run. i'm pretty excited about it because everything has this last dance sort of glow to it. to be on top of a sport like this, it's ever changing and i feel so honored to be doing that. >> reporter: guys, we were lucky enough to see that epic performance from nathan chen. yes, it was amazing, but it was also amazing seeing how team usa figure skating showed up to cheer him on because, guys, even
though there are these clouds of covid and geopolitics hanging over the games witnessing the cheer and enthusiasm from team usa reminds us why we're here, the spirit of the game, the world coming together and, yes, to cheer on team usa. guys? >> looks like you're having a lot of fun, maggie. a lot more coming up here on "gma," including the new allegations of sexual harassment against washington commanders owner dan snyder. and queen elizabeth's royal reign marking 70 years on the throne. we'll tell you how britain will celebrate the monarch. our palace insider has all the details. but first let's go back to ginger. >> reporter: when we think corpus christi, texas, we don't think windchill warning but that's what they have this morning. feels like the low teens down there. so much cold. let's go ahead and get weekend getaways sponsored by progressive insurance.
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arrived in beijing overnight. he met with china's president this morning showing off their ties as the olympics kick off. also right now the latest on the massive storm moving east heading for the i-95 corridor bringing freezing rain to the gulf coast of texas. thousands of flights canceled for the second day in a row. global supply chain woes are now taking aim at valentine's day. if you normally run out at the last minute to get flowers for your valentine, you might have to rethink your game plan. due to the pandemic and poor growing conditions, flowers are in short supply and if you can find them, they might be more expensive. we've got a lot more ahead including queen elizabeth and the huge milestone marking her 70th year on the throne. we also have a headline about this new warning from poison control officials about at home covid tests. that's all coming up. now we turn to more trouble for the nfl. this morning, a new allegation of sexual harassment against the owner of the newly named washington commanders. former female employees of the
team testifying before congress about what they call a toxic workplace culture. amy is here now with more. good morning, amy. >> reporter: good morning, michael. the women giving graphic testimony and the nfl now saying it's looking into this new allegation. all of this as the organization deals with yet another challenge just over a week away from the super bowl, its showcase event. this morning, the nfl says it is reviewing new sexual harassment allegations against washington commanders' owner, dan snyder. >> he left his hand on the middle of my thigh until i physically removed it. >> reporter: that allegation part of graphic testimony before congress thursday, six former employees speaking out on previously surfaced accusations against the team's top executives over the past two decades. >> under dan snyder's leadership women were used as sex objects and tools to increase sales. >> i was told to wear tight outfits to events so clients had something to look at. >> i experienced many work firsts there. first bonus, first promotion,
first public humiliation, first sexual assault. >> reporter: in a statement to abc news snyder apologized for those who were mistreated saying, with the exception of the new allegation leveled for the first time today against me personally, these issues have all been thoroughly investigated, reported to the league, and remediated by the firing of the responsible individuals. as to the new allegation, i deny it categorically. the women urging the nfl to release the results of a 2020 investigation in which it fined snyder $10 million. >> when the investigation of the air pressure of tom brady's football concludes with 200 plus pages of a written report, but two decades of sexual harassment concludes with nothing, the nfl is showing us their complete lack of respect for women, for their employees, and for the culture of our country. >> reporter: an nfl source telling abc news there is no change on the release of that investigation. this just nine days out from the super bowl and on the heels of
another scandal. former miami dolphins coach brian flores filing a bombshell racial discrimination lawsuit against the nfl monday where he argues 70% of the players in the league are black but of the 32 nfl teams only one currently has a black head coach. the nfl saying the claims are without merit. >> its regard for women and commitment to racial equality, both of those have taken just a huge hit. these are not the story lines that the nfl wants people to be thinking about, talking about in the run-up to the super bowl. >> and the nfl also saying in its statement we are grateful to the witnesses who again demonstrated courage by sharing their painful experiences. but as everyone is saying, a lot of tough headlines heading into the super bowl. >> yeah. >> sure seems like it. amy, thanks very much. we move to a royal milestone. queen elizabeth will mark 70 years on the throne this sunday. will reeve is at buckingham palace in london with more on this milestone and what it means for the monarchy. good morning, will. >> reporter: good morning, george.
queen elizabeth will make history on sunday, the first british monarch ever to spend 70 years on the throne. now, how long is 70 years? winston churchill was prime minister here, harry truman, president of the united states when queen elizabeth ascended to the throne. in those 70 years, she's seen a lot of change and progress and tragedy and scandal. but there's been one constant, her. this sunday, queen elizabeth will mark 70 years on the throne. she's the longest reigning british monarch in history, now the first to celebrate a platinum jubilee pledging at a young age that she would serve her people. >> i declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service. >> reporter: a global icon, the definition of duty, service and dignity. a constant on the world stage these past seven decades, visiting well over 100 countries, hosting countless banquets at buckingham palace, and meeting 13 of the
last 14 presidents. her life an inspiration for the big and small screen. >> i doubt there is anyone who knows the british people more than i do, mr. blair, nor who has greater faith in their wisdom and judgment. >> reporter: "the crown" a global phenomenal following her through the ages and generations. >> my name is elizabeth. >> reporter: as monarch and matriarch elizabeth ii held both the nation and her family together. seeing her son prince andrew accused of sexual assault and her grandson, prince harry and his wife meghan walk away from royal life. >> it's been a difficult time for the queen and the royal family. so we approach the celebrations with the sense that, i think, people will very much want to celebrate her, but there are all these different narratives going on in the background surrounding the institution. >> reporter: as her majesty reaches this milestone, sunday will be a time of reflection. it's also the day her father died. she'll be at her sandringham estate, staying at wood farm
where her late husband prince philip spent much of his retirement. parties are planned for this summer when the uk will come together to say thank you. >> i think there will be hope we will see her in some capacity over this weekend because this is a huge milestone and, of course, her motto famously is i have to be seen to be believed. >> reporter: of course, we haven't seen the queen in public since october when she was hospitalized, so folks here in the uk are extra excited to celebrate her platinum jubilee this summer. a four-day holiday and party here at buckingham palace, it's going to be a lot of partying here in the uk. george? >> coming up, okay, will, thanks very much. let's bring in our royal contributor robert jobson. thank you for joining us again this morning. longest reigning monarch in british history, this weekend a time for reflection on that. >> well, yeah, but she's much more really than just longevity as she would say herself. she's achieved an awful lot in that period of time. it's a time of reflection. her father died all those years ago when she was in kenya on an
official tour and had to come back as the queen. he was only 56. but the reality is she's much more than the fact that she's been living a long time. she's modernized the monarchy. she's been involved in many, many major and serious world events and seen as a sort of stalwart really i think on the world stage in terms of head of state. so i think that she's somebody that has created a special moment for herself in these 70 years but still has a few years left to go. >> what is your sense of how she'll mark this weekend? >> i think she'll be very quiet. she's at wood farm which is a lot smaller than the sandringham estate where prince philip was spent his retirement. she'll be there reflecting. it's right by the sea.
so i'm sure she'll be out walking if she can and spending a quiet time. she will be on the phone i'm sure to her children. there will be, i'm sure, a message that will be released by the palace on behalf of the queen for the jubilee, and i think there's going to be photographs of her looking at jubilee presents, i understand, or something like that that's already been taken while she was at windsor. that will be released to the media. will we see her live? probably not unless she is pictured going to church. that is probably unlikely, though. >> as will was saying the real celebrations will be this summer, the jubilee celebrations. what should we expect there? >> well, there will be more of the same. years ago i was around for the silver jubilee as a young lad and remember us all having parties in the streets, all the communities get together. put a big table for the kids in the streets so they all get together and chat and have a party for the youngsters mainly. all goes back to the coronation when there were parties in the streets for that. but really there will be a service of thanksgiving at the cathedral which she will attend.
there will be a party at the palace too but i think one of the most important things will be the big jubilee pageant which is very british, very sort of old fashioned going ban to medieval times really and also there's going to be the queen at the darby which she's never had a winner in the whole time she's been there in terms of being a racehorse owner and it will be quite a fitting year for her horse to romp home so i'll have a few dollars on that. >> maybe somebody should work something out behind the scenes on that one. robert jobson, thanks very much. cecelia? coming up an important headline, the new at-home covid test warning. dr. ashton is here standing by. stay with us. i could've waited to tell my doctor my heart was racing just making spaghetti... but i didn't wait. i could've delayed telling my doctor i was short of breath just reading a book... but i didn't wait. they told their doctors. and found out they had... atrial fibrillation. a condition which makes it about five times more likely to have a stroke.
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potential for some irritation or in the case of maybe a child or a toddler some toxicity. >> you have a couple of the tests here. show us what you're talking about. >> it comes down to these which are -- they can look like eye drops and this re-agent which is how you actually process the test with some drops. you know, this is only meant to go in the test kit so the alert that has gone out from some poison control centers around the country is really about that re-agent, those chemicals causing some potential for toxicity especially when it comes to the eye. >> and kids too, right? >> yes. >> what's the advice you want people to know? >> well, when we get these at home and now it's a sign of the times, right? we're all going to be getting some of these at-home rapid tests, either purchased or sent to us for free. store them in a secure place. when you do them you want to read the instructions closely and follow those directions. those can be difficult even for medical providers. and if you get any contact with
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tornadoes, and the storm is now heading to the i-95 corridor and ginger is tracking it all for us as always. good morning again, ginger. >> reporter: michael, good morning. when you started just over an hour ago the temperature was 56. it has dropped to 38 so we have dropped 18 degrees in one hour. that is the type of power this cold front has and i want to take you to what's happened behind it. dallas had 1.7 inches of snow. more than their annual average in one day, certainly affected roads there. it was not just the snow, though, which we have to drive through, missouri, and illinois, it was just blowing all over o cleveland, but the ice, more than a quarter inch in parts of kentucky. there are more than 300,000 customers without power from there back to texas where it was more than a three-quarter inch of ice and then on the front end flooding and tornadoes. pictures out of alabama, one was deadly. several people injured and we are watching for all of that energy to be moving up to the northeast today, george. we've already seen temperatures start dropping. anything that's wet could become freezing rain and eventually snow.
>> i can feel it. thanks very much. we turn to tensions with russia over ukraine. the first u.s. troops landing in the region as the white house launch says the russian government is launching a plot to invade ukraine. back to our senior foreign correspondent ian pannell on the ground in kyiv. >> reporter: good morning, george. signs that there is still room for diplomacy in this crisis. vladimir putin, xi jinping are going to be meeting. talking about trade and other areas but also talking about security. this morning, president putin landing in beijing for the start of the winter olympics and one-on-one with president xi. both have strange relations with america. the kremlin claiming china agrees with its security demands over ukraine though beijing hasn't quite put it like that. this as the first of 1,700 american paratroopers landing in europe. meanwhile the biden administration claims the kremlin's plotting a false flag operation to justify an invasion of ukraine. >> one option is the russian
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murders in the building" on hulu. >> do we have fans? >> oh, thank god. we have fans. >> reporter: telling "glamour uk" i'm a big advocate for therapy. i love to keep sticky notes with positive affirmations and taking a scrolling break from social media helps. >> selena gomez uses something called rare reminders, a technique that anyone can use, all of us need to have a little bit of inspiration as we go through our day. >> reporter: last year the star revealing she deleted instagram from her phone saying at the time there's no temptation. i suddenly had to learn how to be with myself. gomez also admitting being in the public eye from such a young age put a lot of pressure on her saying, from the time i can remember, i've always felt like i had to be perfect or look a certain way adding, it took me a long time to realize that i only wanted to be myself. that what made me unique was also what made me beautiful. >> celebrities have millions of followers and fans and critics that are constantly telling them
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essential to slowing the spread in schools and keeping our kids learning in person. but as those cases come down, many parents are wondering when the masks will too. this morning, as new cases of covid decline across the country, the debate over masks for kids reaching fever pitch. >> they serve no purpose. >> these anti-maskers are not a majority. >> reporter: the latest polls from the fall prior to the omicron surge showed 67% of people supported local mask requirements for schools while 31% opposed. according to an education week analysis, 15 states and washington, d.c. require masks in schools while other states like texas and virginia have banned mandates arguing the decision about masking should be up to parents. >> this is about parents having the rights to make the best decisions for their kids regarding their health regardin. >> reporter: virginia mom karla blames masks for her daughter's difficulty fr reading for her
daughter. >> i can't let that go. >> reporter: the cdc urging so far evidence shows masks have minimal effect on child development. research shows kids also use other social cues like looking at body language and eyes. >> that's something we can still see and still be expressive with. even if you are wearing a mask. >> i don't think it hinders their ability to learn. >> reporter: in florida where mask mandates were dropped last fall, this mom still sends her three daughters to school wearing them. >> if my daughter is wearing a mask and can prevent them from spreading covid to another student or even a teacher, every little bit helps. >> reporter: the american academy of pediatrics says with 400,000 cases per day masking in schools is still needed to protect children from the virus. dr. alyssa perkins is a mom and e.r. doctor with expertise in infectious diseases at boston medical center who urges vaccination for kids but says there needs to be a more nuanced approach. >> masks have become a long-term intervention and we need to examine what the possible
downsides might be if we plan to continue them. >> reporter: researchers at the national institutes of health tell us they hear parents' concerns. they're now studying the potential downstream effects of prolonged masking for children. >> why is the nih looking into this? >> we do understand one of the areas where masks do impair children is in their ability to understand what is being said to them. you know, the difference between being able to understand bill and dill with a mask on that "d" and "b" sound can be very hard to distinguish without being able to see the lips. so there are challenges like that that we do recognize. >> reporter: and experts say that many teachers have found really innovative ways to work around some of those challenges but still many parents are wondering what these benchmarks will look like in order to loosen some masking protocol. experts remind us kids under 5 are still not yet eligible to get vaccinated and say it is key
to get as many kids vaccinated as possible to loosen masking protocol. george. >> erielle reshef, thanks. let's bring in rachel simmons, thanks for joining us. what advice do you have for parents of children struggling with these masks? >> yeah, i think teach them mindfulness exercises. a big favorite in our house is practices feeling your feet on the floor. close your eyes, turn all your attention to the bottoms of your feet. it is an instant relaxer. we also know that when our kids have a plan for who they can go see, what they can do when they get stressed out that research tells us they will have the tools to deal with the situation when it comes up so make a plan. and try to pack a calming care package. a little shield for them throughout the day, a fidget toy, a note, a mint, something that will make them feel calm when in school and getting upset. >> dealing with the school. parents have to deal with schools' rules that they don't agree with. >> yeah, so i've worked with schools a long time. if you're difficult to deal with
as a parent it will be harder to get heard so don't send emails late at night. be a partner to the school. show your kids that you can respect someone even when you disagree. model respectful protest and remember you're more likely to get heard if you have others standing with you. >> one of the biggest problems is confusion. the world is changing all the time. >> it's so true, and don't you think one of the best parenting lessons is everything changes. everything, our feelings, friendships, ow lives so this is a skill our kids need. when they learn how to roll with the punches it will help them at every age of their life and in every area of their lives. >> rachel, thanks very much. we've been talking about wearing red. raising awareness for women's cardiovascular health. heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the united states and now there is a new study that shows loneliness and isolation can actually increase your risk. dr. ashton is here to break it down. tell us what jumps out. >> this is the study, cecilia, just out in jama network
research done at the facility they looked at 57,000 women ages 56 to 68, and they wanted to find out whether loneliness or social isolation or both had an effect on their associated risk of heart disease and what they found if you look at their numbers, pretty significant. women who experience loneliness had a 5% increase in their risk of cardiovascular disease if they experienced social isolation, that risk was up by 8% and if they had both 13% to 27% increase risk and important to note you can be socially isolated and not lonely and you could be lonely and not socially isolated. >> such an important conversation given the times we're in with covid and how we're still socially distanced. do we know why this happens and what can we do to sort of fight that? >> that's the interest thing, the mechanism, the theory. there is some cellular physiology behind it that social isolation and loneliness can cause an oxidative stress leading to inflammation that
affects the brain, pituitary gland, adrenal, hormonal access and not good for our cardiovascular system and behaviors if you're lonely and/or socially isolated can increase the risk but i think the key is what we can do about it so a game plan for these bizarre times, first of all, you do want to build a good social support system whether in person or online that can be done digitally and virtually and practice, of course, good diet and exercise. so critical in terms of lowering our risk for heart disease and deal with those other risks like your blood pressure, high ldl cholesterol and get a plan in place with your health care provider because prevention can tackle 80% of heart disease. >> i know we talk about ourselves. what do we do? >> be involved. i happen to be the daughter of a cardiologist so this is literally in my blood. reach out to them even if it's not your parent, someone alone
or isolated. reach out and get involved. >> thanks so much. michael. over to you. now to lindsay lohan, the actress giving us a sneak peek at her upcoming super bowl commercial as she opens up about her recent engagement and how she's moving forward. kaylee hartung caught up with the star and will tell us all about it. good morning, kaylee. >> reporter: hey, michael, good morning. lindsay lohan is ready for a comeback. the young starlet has been in the spotlight nearly all of her life and her mistakes along the way made for dramatic tabloid headlines so what better way to put the past to bed, she says, than to own it and make fun of it with millions watching. >> people are wondering -- >> what's gotten into lindsay? >> reporter: this morning lindsay lohan like we've never seen her before or have we? >> she's even more productive trading duis for diy. >> the verdict is -- >> gorgeous. >> maybe it's not what's gotten into lindsay. it's what lindsay's gotten into. >> reporter: the actress teaming up with planet fitness for a
super bowl lvi commercial embracing the missteps of her past and moving on with humor. >> how involved were you in the concept for it? >> i was really involved in the concept. you have to poke fun at things, bring light to the situation, especially when -- because i'm in such a good place to talk about it, so this is the final, last time we will go backwards and bring up the past. >> reporter: lohan has been a household name since she was a kid, a darling of the big screen in movies like "the parent trap." >> we're like sisters. >> sisters. hallie, we're like twins. >> reporter: and "mean girls." >> on october 3rd he asked me what day it was. it's october 3rd. >> reporter: with all the fame came the paparazzi and even legal trouble. now lohan says she's finally found her peace. what did it take for you to get to this place you're in now? >> i think it takes time to just really -- a lot of soul searching and taking time for you and really a lot of it was
change of scenery, people, places and things, a lot of that made a big difference. and then not filming for so long and not, you know, making movies for a long time especially during the pandemic. that really made me appreciate it more and miss it so much more that i knew i was ready to come back and, yeah, i just feel really lucky and blessed. >> reporter: lohan giving credit to her daily wellness routine for helping her stay grounded. >> we love the physical results of exercise but we forget about the mental wellness side of exercise. you know, stress reduction. i really take time and make sure i have my routine set each day which really is important to me. >> reporter: she's excited for the future. a new movie, her own podcast and a wedding. lohan announcing her engagement on instagram last november. there's a ring on your finger somewhere, right? congratulations. >> thank you.
>> is there anything you can tell us about wedding plans coming up? >> i want to keep it small and intimate and just, you know, family focused and just really beautiful. happy, exciting moment. i'm very lucky and he's a very lucky man. >> reporter: so good to see her so happy. guys, the super bowl brings out the fan in all of us. lindsay says she'll watch it from home with family cheering for the rams so that means they'll also all be together to watch her commercial but what she says she's even more excited for, that epic halftime show. who could blame her? >> who could blame her for that. great to see her looking and feeling so good, kaylee, thank you so much. now back to ginger. hey, ginger. >> reporter: michael, good morning. south padre island has a subfreezing windchill. this surf line camera from corpus christi where they feel like the teens, windchill warning, all south into texas and in austin, this is shane hinton trying to open his door.
that freezing rain glazed it shut. not just in austin but so many other parts of texas and along the gulf coast feeling the deep freeze. we're going to be checking in on the warm-up soon. that's the big picture. >> your accuweather forecast. sunshine, dry conditions again, 62 in the city, 63 oakland, 66 san jose, santa rosa. overnight tonight, clouds. a blend of stars and clouds. upper 30's to mid 40's as we head into the weekend. the seven day forecast. chilly mornings on the way through the weekend, but mild afternoons. that dry pattern marches on the next seven days. when we come back dwayne johnson and kevin hart's funny conversation about friendship and fatherhood with our t.j. we'll be right back.
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the movie by barry jenkins, if you find yourself in houston come check us out. you can read along with our instagram. now to two of hollywood's biggest stars teaming up once again. kevin hart and dwayne johnson have a new movie coming out and, t.j., you got a chance to talk to them about working to the, their friendship and fatherhood and looked like you laughed quite a bit. >> don't let that fool you. this is exhausting talking to these two. [ laughter ] because you can't keep them focused because they're such good friends, such big personalities and talked to them years and years ago about that friendship and kevin hated the idea of you calling it a bromance. don't call it a bromance. it's a beautiful friendship. it's a beautiful one and profitable one. they have done four movies together. they have grossed nearly $3 billion so if it ain't broke let's make another movie. you all seem to be able to relate to each other maybe like nobody else in the world can. given what you all do. >> i have a tremendous amount of
respect for the man that he is, it is good to see people flourish in a world where some don't know you can. i'm a fan of success and groundbreaking moments and, you know, you got to give the big fella credit. >> thanks, man. you know, and we actually started our career together in and around the same time in hollywood. we came in from different sectors. he came in from the world of comedy and i came from the world of wrestling but kind of converged our careers. >> one, two -- >> "central intelligence," "hobbs and shaw." >> i didn't count "hobbs and shaw". >> because he didn't get paid. he went all the way to london to shoot. >> promise to me from my good friend, kevin, trust me when i tell you we'll take care of you and just gave me some nuggets. >> he was coming off a tour anyway. he was making a gazillion dollars. this is a reflection i think of
not only our friendship but his commitment when he says yes to something. we were shooting in london. he jumped on his plane, flew to london, landed, came directly to set. had not slept. >> it was one of those things you forgot you said you would do. [ laughter ] >> you know what your problem is? your balance is off. you need a -- >> no. >> i know the game. you hear me, i know the game. >> these movies that you all have done together, what works? >> i think the chemistry on screen works really well. i also think trust. there's trust that kevin and d.j. are going to take us on this ride and send us home happy. >> reporter: the two set to star in their fifth film together voicing superhero dogs in their upcoming "dc league of super-pets." >> the superheroes have been addressed for so long but now taking it and amplifying that world of creative with their pets and the people that are closest to them and it's dope, it's different, hasn't been done
and gives us a space to play in. >> deploy the k9. >> what is a k9? >> excellent shielding. that seemed incredibly painful. >> anybody want to switch powers? >> anybody that might come in and seen your movies, oh, my god, it's overwhelmingly cool, that's kevin hart but to your kids is that still cool to them? >> saying my kids aren't impressed by me? >> they might be impressed you make a nice breakfast. >> no, my kids need to address me properly as a superstar that i am. [ laughter ] >> household rules. >> it's a rule. >> that works that way in your house? >> no, no. >> don't care. they are very much present within the space of dad is dad and the sad thing is seeing how they react to other people that are nowhere near as big as me in
the business like my kids cry over, you know, youtubers, tiktokers. they break down, break down full tears, oh, my god. dad, guess who i met. like, what, who? are you serious right now? crazy, dad. shook my hand. he did a tiktok with me. what? tiktok. you know who i am? there's no respect at all but i love it. i love it. i honestly do love it. >> how does it work on your end? >> you know what's funny, i was driving -- there was a tour bus and pulled up beside the tour bus and was like, you seen the rock? aaagh. so my kids up until that had no idea -- >> did you take pictures with people on the bus? how did that end? >> well, okay, well, i did drive off. >> i remember seeing a bus. i did the same thing. i stopped and parked my car and i got on the bus and said, i'm your tour guide and i drove them to different houses. i drove them -- i know the area. i know where everybody lives. it took 20 minutes out of my day
with the -- >> that's a lie. >> are your kids impressed by the other? >> i wish i could sit here and lie. they love him. they love him. dad, you doing something else with uncle d.j., he's not your uncle. there's no relation. >> my kids love him too. they love him. >> big fans. can't even play there. >> see what i mean, strahan. >> yeah, i agree. >> but they have nice moments where they say everybody thinks they're so competitive. there's so much respect there and kevin was talking about, look, it's like two great you' phing each otr ds. evay ywot hl leing so they still even having a nice moment still got to get something in. >> two of the hardest working guys. >> her. >> they are. >> two of the hardest working i have ever seen. >> you had a hard time getting questions in. >> it's fun but the movie is "dc league of super-pets." going to be in theaters on may 20th. plenty more to come from those two guys. >> wind them up, let them go.
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financial myths and strategies. and, kezia, we'll get started because according to mckenzie institute for black economic mobility black families have that white families has.ealth - why does this exist for black americans? >> good morning, michael and good morning, america. one generation gets access to assets and it's incumbent upon them to pass it down to the next generation and the next generation gets assets and passes that down to the next generation, unfortunately black families and black people have not as much access to assets at other families and see black wealth projected to be zero by 2053 and also the median network for black households is just $24,000 while the median net worth for white households is $188,000. it's not that black people are not working hard. it's not that we're not earning
income, it's not that we're disinterested in wealth acquisition but there are laws and policies providing head start for some families but not black families. >> how do we fix it? >> a great question as well. one, we need to make sure that black entrepreneurs get access to financial resources. according to the national bureau of economic research, 41% of black owned businesses are expected to close because of the pandemic. and so we need to make sure that we keep black business doors open because black entrepreneurs are more likely to create black jobs and also give back to black communities. we also need to buy from black entrepreneurs even outside of protests. we need to make that a daily practice and teach financial literally in school. they can't just know math and english. you need to know your math and english but teach things like investing and credit and entrepreneurship.
the last thing we need to pay black labor what they're worth because the wage gap is real. >> it is real and i agree with financial literacy in school. two guests join us, dwight and bianca, a recent graduate and new business owner and bianca is a millennial mom and business owner as well. bianca, what's your question for kezia? >> hi, good morning and thank you for having me. i'm bianca benson and mother, graphic designer and so my question is, as a single mom and owner of my studio, i'm looking into the best financial options for my 10-year-old daughter's future. how can i start planning ahead for her and what are my best options? >> all right, good morning, bianca. i have two options for you. the first is a custodial roth i.r.a. account. i.r.a. stands for individual retirement account and this allows for you to save and invest towards her retirement. here's the thing, you have to
earn income and once you earn that income, you want to put that to work in investing in financial instruments like mutual funds that own large mid-size and also small companies. here's the great thing, because you're getting started early, that means you can benefit from compound interest. that means that your money is going to work for you every single day. now, the second thing that i will recommend is a 529 college savings plan. that allows for you to save and invest towards your higher educational goals. now, here's the thing. the money grows tax-free and you can use that to benefit any other children you might have in the future and your family can help out with contributions along the way. >> and, dwight, great answer to that question. dwight, you're up next. what's your question? >> thank you so much, michael. my name is dwight james iii. i'm a recent graduate of florida state university. though i work full time i also have a business. i want to know how can i expand
my income streams in order to make more money? >> okay, good morning, dwight. the first thing i want to say if you don't have multiple streams of income you are hustling backwards. write down your skills, what are those things that you are good at? videography, photography then i want to you match those skills with gigs inside of the gig economy where people are looking for skilled labor to complete short-term projects. so the gig economy, you can visit websites like fiver or candy and you can run errands for folks and get paid for it. let's say you are really good at finding those things that are cheap and selling them at a higher price, you can sell them through amazon's fulfillment program on their website. you want to leverage your most valuable resource which is time on evenings and weekends. 9 to 5 could pay the bills but 6
to midnight, 6 to 10 is where you can build your empire. >> i love it, kezia. thank you so much for your advice. bianca and dwight, thank you for your great questions. you have a great weekend. and now to ginger. >> reporter: coming up, an exclusive interview on tamron hall with grammy winner >> i'm abc 7 news meteorologist drew with your forecast. sunshine, dry temperatures, mild today, low- to mid-60's by the afternoon. the weekend shaping up to be beautiful. now to our level up series. this morning it's about the changing face of fitness. we're looking at the movement to make health more inclusive celebrating people of different sizes, ages and abilities. becky worley has the story. ♪ >> reporter: this is not your
typical fitness instructor and she never thought she'd be a leader in this space at all. >> there were so many times when i walked into the room or any kind of movement space and i felt very intimidated. almost not welcome because i didn't see myself represented. >> reporter: she says a shift in her mindset changed everything. >> do what you need to do for your body. >> i'm going to do things that fill my life with joy and i can't apologize for moving and being in my body. >> reporter: she focused on movement and strength, not dieting. ♪ time for a twist ♪ >> reporter: with that came a confidence to go to classes and eventually lead them as an instructor. kanoa is part of a growing trend toward inclusivity. instructors previously underrepresented because of their age or ability are finding their own followers through social media like this yoga teacher or molly fox an instructor on the apple plus streaming platform and that
representation matters to those taking these classes. what do you hear from clients and people who take your classes about their experiences in those classes? >> that they are fun, that's always -- that's a biggie for me, you know, i had approached fitness for a long time with just this dread and shame as opposed to this is an opportunity to celebrate what my body can do. >> reporter: it's having an impact. jamie is a military spouse who started working out with her when her husband was stationed in hawaii. >> you're not trying to fit to a number on a scale or fit to a number in a pants size. you're doing this for the simple joy of it. >> reporter: she calls her years of working out with kanoa life changing. >> one of my goals was to walk on the beach in a two-piece. there was never -- i'm sorry. there was never a moment in that where i felt ashamed. i just felt comfortable and
confident in my skin for the first time in 40 years. i would not be half the person i am today without her. >> reporter: for "good morning america," becky worley, abc news, oakland, california. >> thanks to becky for that. coming up, how to keep connected with your co-workers while working from home. from ho.
all right, back now with what could be a look at the future. 57% of workers say they prefer working from home full time even after the pandemic is over, but not being with your colleagues face-to-face can be tough. ginger, don't we know. >> reporter: oh, yes. it's been almost two months since i've been back in the studio so certainly do. these last two years have changed our lives in so many ways. this segment is sponsored by goto which understands the challenges businesses are facing and has tips on how co-workers can stay connected and still be productive. >> welcome to the life of a
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