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to show her that we love her. i love you. and at that moment, she shared a tear. >> reporter: who shed a tear? >> angel did. >> reporter: that same day, july 25th, angel died. she was 33 years old. i just tested positive for covid-19. while being vaccinated. >> reporter: when she ninl initially told her mother and sister on testing positive for covid, she was vaccinated, which means she is considered to be a breakthrough cases. according to the cdc, breakthrough cases make up less than 1% of all the covid cases. of the more than 168 million americans who have been fully vaccinated, around 8,000 have been hospitalized or died of covid. and that is about.005%. there will be people who watch this story who say she got vaccinated and she died. >> i would still say to them, still be vaccinated.
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because her weight played a lot in it. >> reporter: did the doctor ever speak to you about her weight and that being a factor? >> he did. he did. he told me being that she is a large person, her heart could not pump like it should have beenng. >> rep the c says people with certain comorbidities are more at risk of having severe symptoms of covid-19 which among them are obesity, chronic kidney and heart disease, asthma, and cancer. right now the majority of cases receive positive with covid-19 are the unvaccinated, period. >> reporter: cbs medical contribute dr. david agus says vaccines are stopping people from getting seriously ill, and that nearly everyone who has died after being vaccinated has had some type of serious underlying medical condition. >> it's very important for ever single person who has been vaccinated to know if you have other medical conditions, the vaccine doesn't protect from those becoming an issue or causing a problem.
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while the vaccines may give you some protection, it's not enough to overcome the medical issues or the lack of a very strong immune system, unfortunately. >> reporter: angel's mother herri her famil terghok v w inated. >> that's nice. that's a beautiful color too. >> reporter: angel was a budding entrepreneur. she owned brave beautiqeu in new orleans, a store that specialized in clothes for plus sized women. inside bright colored clothing. outside a growing memorial. if she were here right now, what would she want you to say? >> keep her business going. that was her baby. that was her dream. i know she would really want people to know to actually vaccinated still, to still mask up. it's very imperative that we still mask up. >> reporter: angel was buried over the weekend.
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her mother buried her in one of the dresses that was sold at her store. and angel's mom tells us she plans to keep that store up and running. one more thing before we go. the leading health officer said here in louisiana just on friday that 100 people here in louisiana have died after being fully vaccinated, 23 within the past week. but he made this point. he said the median age of people who were those breakthrough cases and getting really sick and dying, the median age is 74 years old. and the vast majority of those people all have pretty severe underlying conditions. >> that's david begnaud in louisiana. there has been a surge in covid cases at nursing homes. it's not the residents, but the caregivers. and now there is growing pressure to have them all vaccinated. the cdc r 27 fe among reside i august, bu among tt nu was nearly 5,000. manuel bojorquez has the story. >> early 2020 just started and we were in and out of the
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hospital. >> reporter: when jennifer moore saw her husband's parkinson's disease take a turn for the worse, the couple knew it was time for him to live in a long-term care facility. tom moore moved into the west broward rehabilitation center. just days before the pandemic forced the home to close to visitors. >> he would tell me that he thought he was being kidnapped to mexico because nothing was familiar. >> reporter: what was that like for you to hear? >> oh, my heart was breaking. i mean, this is a man who i spent the better part of 20 some years with. and then all of the sudden i wasn't able to see him for months on end. >> reporter: when the vaccines started to roll out, i'm imagining he was probably among the first group of people to be vaccinated? >> yes. i said i want him to be the first person in that building vaccinated. >> reporter: but the nursing home staff apparently wasn't as eager to get their shots. according to the centers for medicare and medicaid services, as of august 1, only about 32%
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of the employees at the facility have been fully vaccinated, compared to more than 90% of its residents. in fact, florida has the second lowest nursing home staff vaccination rate in the nation after louisiana. >> we lost one yesterday. and it was in my opinion it was preventible. >> reporter: after brian robert started seeing more residents test positive of the facility he runs in lakeland, florida, he decided to make the shots mandatory for new and current hires. >> there are a handful of the you can't tell me what to do. and they're correct. well cannot make them get vaccinated. but we can require it for employees who work here. >> reporter: moore wants her husband's nursing home to follow suit. so many of them are understaffed. that's a concern too. >> maybe if -- i think it's a lot of it is education. these are not people who are necessarily politically motivated to be unvaccinated.
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>> reporter: you think some may be falling prey to misinformation? >> yes. >> reporter: she says in recent months, she's received dozens of voice mails notifying her of new cases either among staff or residents. >> they have to close down visitation whenever they -- whenever they get a certain number of positive cases in the facility. even if my husband is protected because he's vaccinated, they're impacting an essential part of his care, which is to be connected with his family. >> reporter: manuel don't settle. start your day with secret. secret stops odor-causing sweat 3x more. and the provitamin b5 formula is gentle on skin. with secret, outlast anything! no sweat. secret. ♪ all strength. no sweat. ♪ (ringing) - hey kaleb, what's up? how you doing? - hey, i'm good, guess what, i just had my 13th surgery. - really? i just had my 17th surgery.
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overseas now, the public transportation system in london is getting greener. the city now has a fleet of hydrogen double-decker buses. ian lee has the story. >> reporter: the uk's double-deckers are the most iconic buses in the world. for more than a century, they've moved londoners around the capital. now the famous red bus is getting a green upgrade. >> the wonderful thing about these new buss is that they emit no pollution. >> reporter: london's mayor is rolling out 20 of the new hydrogen-powered buses in a city that wants to slam the brakes on carbon emissions by 2030. >> unlike most electric buses, they've also got hydrogen stored on board and a fuel cell which throughout the day converts that
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hydrogen into electricity with only water as a waste product. >> reporter: and that will keep buses on the road throughout the day as batteries will stay constantly charged. >> may require a gentle pull. >> reporter: while fully electric buses can take hours charge, hydrogen buss can be filled up in just five minutes. >> i think what we need from governments across theer ent is more investment in cleaner technologies. >> reporter: last fall, scotland unveiled the world's first hydrogen-powered double-decker. now with london added to the fleet, the mayor hopes more cities around the world will climb on board for a cleaner future. ian lee, cbs news, london. closer to home, they say that birds of a feather flock together. but our steve hartman introduces us to a pair of love birds who only have eyes for each other. he found this story on the road. >> reporter: at the new england wildlife center in massachusetts, they treat thousands of injured animals every year. but executive director zak mertz says one recent case stands out
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from all the rest. >> this was a first for us. >> reporter: the patient was canada goose they named arnold. arnold had a badly damaged foot. >> and as we're doing this, we're prepping him for anesthesia, giving him meds, we hear this faint tapping at the door. >> reporter: tapping at the door? >> we all turned around simultaneous and were pretty shocked. >> reporter: zak says it was a visitor for around. >> we don't allow that, but we definitely had to make an exception in this case. >> reporter: an exception for a spouse. >> don't worry, he is in good hands. >> reporter: how did she know her mate was in here? >> my only guess is she saw us capture him the day before, and he was probably honking in the cage overnight. >> reporter: after surgery, the staff moved arnold to the floor for recovery, where his mate, who they named amelia, comforted and preened him. the avian embodiment of in sickness and in health. geese do mate for life. but if something dreadful
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happens to one, the other typically remarries. but not amelia. she wasn't leaving her man, no honkin way. >> reporter: throughout his convalescence, now in its fourth week, they'd been putting arnold in a pen out back. an hour daily for fresh air. and every time, without fail, amelia comes running to her gander, marches right into his cage in full-throated surrender. >> i think it really gave us all a new respect for how social these animals are, and sort of the depth they have in but iem love? >>he you irknow, i don't know i it's love, but they really make each other calm and happy. i think we could all learn something from them. >> reporter: arnold was released this week, back into the wings of his beloved. and although the couple was in no rush to fly the coop, they won't stick around for long. still, hopefully their example
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will stay with us. because what's good for the goose is crucial for mankind.
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then from 4-9pm reduce use and take it easy on our energy. sign up today. a world war ii navy veteran is enjoying his golden years as a beloved children's doctor. he just turned 101 years old and says he has no intention of slowing down. norah o'donnell introduces us to dr. andy. >> all right, all right, all right, here we go. >> reporter: he is an old hand at treating young lives. >> you're a good baby. >> reporter: pediatrician andy margileth is 101, but shows no sign of slowing down. >> it's a feel-good job. it's not even a job. it's just fun. >> cute! >> reporter: dr. andy, as he is known, is one of only a dozen century-old doctors in the u.s. still practicing today. >> what is more important than helping other people? >> reporter: the world war ii navy veteran had an award named
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after him for his work in military pediatrics. he has practiced long enough to know what is it like long before vaccines protected us. long before covid, another virus was especially lethal for children. >> polio was so bad, the death rate, the kids who were getting into the iron lung, it was awful. >> reporter: back then, dr. andy was on the cutting edge of vaccine development and cures for childhood disease. >> we gave the kid one dose, and the leukemia was gone. this is called gratification. it's cheating to sit down. >> reporter: it's that lifetime of service to his country and his patients that sustains him. >> if you had to put a headline on this thing, i guess you'd say helping people. that what it's all about. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: ageless wisdom from a pediatrician in the infancy of his second century. norah o'donnell, cbs news.
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>> and that's the "overnight news" for this tuesday. reporting from the cbs news studios in the nation's capita good morning. this is cbs news flash. i'm tom hanson in new york. major news on covid vaccinations. u.s. experts tell the associated press booster shots will be recommended for all americans eight months after their second dose. the announcement is expected as soon as this week as the delta variant pushes parts of the country into a fourth surge. on the gridiron, the atlanta falcons are the first national football team to reach full vaccination. that means all of the players can practice and eat together without masks. and the federal government has declared a water shortage for lake mead due to drought, triggering water conservation for states along the colorado river. the nation's largest reservoir is a lifeline for some 25 million people.
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for more news download the cbs news app on your cell phone or connected tv. i'm tom hanson, cbs news, new york. it' it's tuesday, august 17th, 2021. this is the "cbs morning news." breaking overnight. booster shots for the vaccinated. how soon all-americans could need a third shot to fight off the coronavirus. i'm clear on my answer. i will not repeat the mistakes we've made in the past. >> defending his decision. president biden stands by the withdrawal of troops from afghanistan as desperate civilians try to flee from the taliban takeover. grace hits haiti. the storm regains strength and dumps heavy rain jeopardizing


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