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which simply suggested vaccinations. >> i understand that pregnant persons sometimes are afraid of vaccines and other interventions. but i'm afraid of what this virus is doing. >> reporter: it's information jamal chubb wishes he and wife sierra had sooner. she was hospitalized with covid in late july while 38 weeks' pregnant. >> sierra did not get the vaccine. why? >> for us it was because she didn't know enough, and she didn't feel confident when it came to getting a vaccine that it wouldn't hurt our child. >> reporter: doctors decided to deliver their son miles by c-section a few days later. >> i've explained to my kids that sierra is sleeping and trying to get better. >> reporter: now the father of three is caring for his newborn son while sierra is on a ventilator in the icu, her lungs ravaged by covid. how is sierra doing today? >> doctors are not hopeful. i am, but they're not.
>> reporter: doctors now saying covid does appear to cause increased risk of both miscarriage and still birth. here at houston's lbj hospital, the emergency room is simply overwhelmed. so much so that the blue and white tents behind me have been set up at overflow units because so many people right now are in the emergency room waiting for icu beds. >> janet shamlian reporting from houston. hurricane season is picking up, and the latest storm is taking aim at florida. tropical depression fred is churning its way through the caribbean. fred is the sixth named storm of the hurricane season and is expected to hit the sunshine state this weekend. now it's unclear just how strong fred will be when and if it makes landfall. but meteorologists have a revolutionary new tool to help them make predictions. ben tracy has the story from jacksonville, florida. >> so we're close to the moment of truth. >> this is not the moment of truth. the moment of truth is the hurricane. this is the easy bit. ige saboats, but
dyf joyridtheyecaunting drones, destined to faceplanet >> tse things have nowhatre to . >> exactly. exactly. >> reporter: richard jenkins is the founder and ceo of sail drone, a california company that created these winged robots. we were there as they towed two of them out into the ocean off the coast of jacksonville, florida. how revolutionary could this be in terms of the data we get about a hurricane? thinking could be transformation in how we understand how storms develop. increasing chances of warning people on shore of what dangers they might face. >> reporter: if it works, these solar and wind-powered drones will provide the first ever data video from the surface of the ocean inside a hurricane, relayed in realtime back to sail drone's mission control at this former naval air station in california, which houses its orange army, a fleet of more than00 ds.
>> nng else that doneis. so i i extremely new and extremely valuable. >> reporter: greg foltz with a scientist with the national oceanic and atmospheric administration. he says right now, most of the information we have about hurricanes comes from hurricane hunting airplanes that fly into storms and drop probes from the sky. sail drones are expected to provide far more data right from the storm's so-called engine, where the sea and air meet. this could provide important new insight into how strong a storm is and where it's headed. >> we've seen in recent years hurricanes that seem to suddenly go from a 1 to a 4, a 2 to a 5. is that some of what you're hoping to understand, how does that actually happen? >> yes, exactly. that's called rapid intensification. and that can be especially dangerous near landfall. >> reporter: last year, hurricane laura rapidly grew into a monster storm with 150-mile-per-hour winds, the most powerful hurricane to ever
hit louisiana. in 2017, hurricane harvey went from a category 1 to a cat-4 in just 24 hours before hitting texas and causing catastrophic flooding. >> possibly 30 inches of rain in some localized spots. >> reporter: hurricanes are the costliest natural disasters in the u.s., totalling on average $54 billion in wind and flood damage each year. warmer ocean waters due to climate change are making hurricanes stronger and a warmer atmosphere means they also hold more water. >> this gives us a whole new level of intelligence as to what's coming for us and hopefully exactly where they're going to land. >> reporter: sail drone is deploying five hurricane hunters, three from the caribbean and two from florida. each one is 1500 pounds and designed to withstand hurricane-force winds and ten-foot waves. once the next hurricane forms in the atlantic, the sail drones will converge on it, traveling
up to 50 miles per day, ideally sailing right into the storm from all sides. do you find yourself in the weird position of kind of hoping for a hurricane to test this out? >> we do. it's kind of a weird situation where you obviously don't want hurricanes for the safety of people, but we's little bit lik your kids off to college for the first time. >> reporter: the company has already tested its sail drones in the rough waters of the southern ocean near antarctica, and a larger version has been deployed from san francisco bay to map the ocean floor on a trip to the hawaiian islands. but a hurricane is still a voyage into the unknown. >> to go through a hurricane really is kind of the last frontier. so yeah, we'll see how (announcer) if you're an american age 50 to 85, and you're counting on social security to help your family with your final expenses, this news may surprise you. the social security death benefit is capped at just $255 and not everyone is entitled to claim it.
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street. her head trapped in a fence. >> usually on any given year we have 25,000 to 30,000 animals come through the door.oo girl. >> reporter: kylie young's job is to help get those animals out the door. >> come on. >> reporter: but there are far more dogs in el paso than there are willing adopters. it's a common story at shelters in several cities. but it's not the story in every city. >> my jaw just dropped. i didn't know. i mean, i'm living in a cocoon in jackson where, you know, life is good and everybody has a dog and all the dogs are well taken care of and the shelter is empty. >> reporter: peter rourke is a retired orthopedic surgeon based in jackson, wyoming. he's loved dogs ever since he was a boy. >> i like dogs better than most people i know. they're just pure of heart and pure of soul. >> reporter: rourke also happens to be a part-time pilot. when he retired from medicine, he realized that he might be able to connect some of the towns that have full shelters to
towns full of willing adopters. so he took the seats out of his plane and took to the skies, cofounding the nonprofit dog is my copilot. >> the mission is stated to fly or transport the dogs from the areas that have a high euthanasia rate to areas that will never put down a healthy animal. >> reporter: a typical day might involve loading up a planeful of animals in merced, california and then dropping them off to receiving partners in portland, seattle, and missoula, montana. what's the maximum number of animals you'd have on a flight? >> 251. >> wow. >> yeah. >> reporter: what did that smell like? >> you have no idea. it's an amazing olfactory experience. >> reporter: he began his rescue flights in 2012 just a few months after the sudden death of his wife meg. he was distraught, desperately searching for a new direction. >> my wife passed away.
i was in the darkest place that you can imagine. a mutual friend of ours called me and said, you know, peter, you need to knock this off. meg would want you to be happy. so get out there. >> reporter: and out there he went. to date, dog is my copilot has flown more than 19,000 animals, mostly dogs with a few cats thrown in. >> that's way more of an impact than i ever made as an orthopedic surgeon. so it's so much more rewarding. >> reporter: 72 animals are waiting for rourke at the el paso airport at 4:00 a.m. on a sunday, including a tired tumble. once everyone is safely loaded on to the plane, rourke is off. after stops in salt lake city and sun valley, the animals descend into troutdale, oregon, just outside portland. there an army of volunteers is
waiting to help unload the dogs and get them to their new homes. >> i think i'm going to cry. >> yeah, good boy! >> reporter: julie with portland's one tail at a time rescue noticed a huge increase in adoption interest once covid hit. >> people were just overwhelmed by how many applications that we had to process. and it's a great problem to have. so, you know, we want to find everyone a dog. >> reporter: she found tumble a home with portlanders andrea fielder and matt schmidt. it turns out their backyard kiddie pool is tumble's favorite hangout spot. some texas habits die-hard. >> you're home,! yo home. is doesn't does it? >> reporter: back at the airport, an empty plane ccessful trip for peter rourke. he'll be back here in two weeks to do it all over again, hitting a half dozen other towns in the
here in the u.s., vaccines are widely available, and about 50% of the population has been fully vaccinated. but in other parts of the world, vaccines are very difficult to come by, and that has led to an increase in something called vaccine tourism. ian lee has that story. >> reporter: amber chow was desperate to get a covid-19 vaccine. she is responsible for taking care of her aging parents back in taiwan. so she spent $18,000 on flights and hotels to get one in america. >> i need to protect myself. then i can protect my family. >> reporter: because of the slow roll-out of vaccines around the world, some people are becoming vaccine tourists, flying to the u.s. to get their shots. >> it's not just for brazil or for the u.s., it's for the
world. >> everybody wants the world to come back to the normal life. >> reporter: many arriving in san francisco get the johnson & johnson one and done. since may, the airport has vaccinated around a thousand people from over 50 countries. >> we've got a surplus supply. and being able to make that available for others is really a good thing, and it really helps everyone. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: meaning this trip of a lifetime could ultimately help save a life. ian lee, cbs news. >> and that is the "overnight news" for this friday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, please check back later for "cbs follow us online any time at cbsnews.com. that's where you can find my podcast, by the way. it's called "the takeout." our timely guest this . surgeon general dr. vivek murthy. reporting from the nation's capital, i'm major garrett.
good morning. this is cbs news flash. i'm tom hanson in new york. we start off with strong storms from iowa to ohio. intense winds and rain knocking out power to nearly one million people across the midwest. 800,000 of those outages in michigan alone. more severe weather is predicted today. now to the supreme court, which ruled it will allow indiana university to require students and faculty to be vaccinated against covid this fall. the school says 85% of its students, faculty, and staff are approaching full vaccination. and it was heaven, at least for one team at the field of dreams. a nail-biter showdown between the yankees and the chicago white sox. the sox winning 9-8 with a walk-off homer to seal the deal. for more news, download the cbs news app on your cell phone or
connected tv. i'm tom hanson, cbs news, new york. ♪ ♪ ♪ it's friday, august 13th, 2021. this is the "cbs morning news." breaking overnight, third dose approved. the fda says some americans can get an extra covid vaccine shot. why the recommendation does not apply to everyone. back to afghanistan. thousands of u.s. troops are returning to the war-torn country. their mission as taliban fighters close in on the capital. big league drama. the "field of dreams" game between the yankees and white sox ends in hollywood fashion. ♪ good morning, good to be with you i'm anne-marie green. we begin with breaking