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some say this is the wrong move. the race to save lives after haiti's catastrophic earthquake as bad weather moves in, heavy rain slows rescue efforts and the death toll continues to rise a gator attack at a kid's birthday party, crushing bite and death roll caught on tape. the heroic bystander that jumped into action zple's a hero for having done what he did. china shutdown, crackdown on fake vaccine cards and secret lives of people working from home >> announcer: live from cnbc, the facts, the truth, the news with shepard smith. >> good evening. the pentagon is vowing to ramp up evacuations from afghanistan after u.s. troops restored order in kabul u.s. troops are now on the ground following a day of sheer chaos. thousands of afghans, desperate to escape from the taliban
climbed over the airport's walls and swarmed the tarmac started to evacuate up to 900 people a day, including droves of afghans who helped the u.s. military and fear execution at the hands of the taliban there are reports of taliban fighters beating afghan civilians trying to reach the airport. a los angeles times photographer says al ban militants used gunfire, whips, sticks and shar objects on a crowd of afghans waiting outside the airport today. a woman and her child were among the wounded. u.s. officials say they're in close contact with the taliban to try to stop the violence. >> the taliban have informed us they are prepared to provide the safe passage of civilians to the airport. and we intend to hold them to that commitment. we are getting people through the gate we are getting them lined up and we are getting them on planes, but this is an hour by hour issue, and it's something we're clear-eyed about, and focused on
holding the taliban accountable to follow through on its commitment. >> a pr blitz, promising to honor women's rights many around the world, including the white house, are skeptical we begin with ali aruzzi from tehran. >> reporter: after those extraordinary scenes yesterday on the runway, inundated with people running alongside a moving military transport aircraft as it prepared to take off, some clinging to the un underside of the plane, and at least two people dying when they fell from the plane after it took off the u.s. suspended its evacuation from kabul. as of this morning, it's resumed again. airplanes have been landing and tak taking off u.s. troops have secured the perimeter and they're working on incre increasing the capacity of people for each flight it leaves, giving some semblance of order at the airport, compared to the chaos we saw yesterday. also earlier today, the taliban gave their first press conference they promised to honor women's rights, but only within the
framework of sharia law, which according to the u.n. discriminates against women from a human rights perspective under the rule of the taliban in the '90s, women had no rights at all and the taliban ideology remains the same today many are very skeptical about their voracity and won't be listening to their words but watching their alcohols instead in the coming days and weeks in 1996, after the civil war, the taliban had promised peace and stability, but instead they delivered tyranny, oppression and many feel those dark days are coming again. four-star admiral david savrides joins us tonight. we're grateful for your time tonight. you've advised several operations the last two decades. what should the u.s. be doing right now? >> we've got a tactical challenge in front of us, which you illustrated perfectly with the reporting, which is create
order out of chaos at the airport, decreate a perimeter, e as many tens of thousands of u.s. citizens and allies out tactical challenge next operational challenge now that we have effectively left afgha afghanistan, where do we finished our intelligence? how do we have our eyes and ears on the ground? i don't envy the director of the cia trying to figure that out. we have an operational challenge to see whether or not the taliban come back in numbers with al qaeda. and third and finally, carl, we have a strategic challenge, which is convincing our allies that we're still reliable despite the scenes that they're observing here today lot of work ahead for the biden team. >> back in april, admiral, on this news hour you woorned that the u.s. should keep a small number of troops because you were concerned that pulling them out would cause the collapse in afghan security officers clearly that's what happened is it too little, too late to
m maintain any kind of influence >> unfortunately, it is. and so we ought to say, look, good decision, bad decision. it's a done decision we're leaving. so the question is, how do you mitigate as you go forward we have to work with our allies and partners, who are remaining. we're going to have to, as distasteful as it is, work with the taliban, trying to encourage them to show us they can be better than they were. and we're going to have to use our over-the-horizon capability, satellites and drones to monitor what's going on, if we need to, to come back in and take out al qaeda again. let's hope we don't get to that point, carl. >> today the white house, admiral, admitted that a fair amount of hardware, mostly arms and equipment, is now in the taliban's control. how much does that concern you >> it concerns me a fair amount, i guess, not it pick up the phrase, but let's face it, the good news here is that the taliban have never demonstrated
a desire to become a regional power, to try and subsume their neighbors. i don't think they'll put that to much use other than using it against their own population, unfortunately. so it doesn't overly concern me. again, the key now is how do we get eyes and ears in afghanistan as we move our military out? >> you roadwayed the notion of hav having to go back in potentially one day. how likely do you think that scenario is at the moment? and what would be the trigger that would create that need, that necessity once again? >> watch for the relationship between the taliban and al qaeda, frankly let's face it. since those days when we went to afghanistan originally to face this threat, carl, radical jihad has metastasized around the
wo world. it's in africa, parts of south asia, as well as afghanistan we've got to be mindful globally here in afghanistan, the real concern is al qaeda. look, the taliban have said to us that they are taliban 2.0 i'm not sure i buy into that, but let's see if they learned something from the last time they forged a partnership with al qaeda, they spent 20 years in the mountains of pakistan as a result hop hopefully, they're smart enough not to want to go back there. >> finally today the white house suggested that the president hasn't yet spoken to many world leaders about the taliban's return what is likely going through the minds of our global allies right now? >> i think they're waiting for a call from president biden. and i saw today he has spoken to our closest ally in that fight, and that was the united kingdom. he spoke to prime minister boris johnson. i think cruel see over the next few days a real effort on the part of the administration to engage let's face it, the last couple of days were very rough. the president was in 24/7,
working internal issues. i think now he can take a breath things appear to be calming at the airport. i think the next step is for him to be reaching out to allies, partners and friends around the world. >> admiral james stavridis, thank you for your time tonight. >> you bet. president's putin and xi keeping staff in place ahead on the news how russia and china could benefit with a friendly relationship with the taliban and where that leaves the u.s. u.s. health officials expected to recommend most americans should get a vaccine booster eight months after their second dose. if the fda signs off on the move, people could start getting a third shot as early as next month. sources telling nbc news it would apply only to people who got two shots of either pfizer or moderna vaccines. the first boosters will likely go to older americans, people in nursing homes and health care workers. last week the cdc recommended boosters for some people with weakened immune systems.
some cancer patients in new york are getting their third dose today. it comes as the delta variant continues to spread across the country, overwheping hospitals am some places and causing cases to sky rocket once again let's turn to dr. vin gupta now, faculty at the university of washington good evening to you. the message is quite clear americans are going to need boos boosters but what's magic about eight months >> good evening, carl. that's really not the question right now. it doesn't really make sense the guidance on boosters, we've long known if you're immunocompromised, cancer, chemotherapy, organ transplant patient also likely need a booster, they're first in line over 65 will be second in line that makes sense that paradigm applies to other vaccines, other boosters that we take however, for those that are otherwise healthy, these vaccines, two doses of pfizer or two doses of moderna remain
powerfully effective at keeping people out of the hospital they issued this broad guidance here that everybody is going to need a booster at eight months, phase it in, like you phase in the initial doses, do not align with the data as we know it to be right now and this causes -- will cause potential ly confusion it's going to cause people who have been fully vaccinated to say wait a minute. i thought i was protected. and crucially, carl, for those that are unvaccinated it's going to cause them to say are the vaccines working or not? that's what i hear constantly from those who have questions about the vaccine and are waiting and seeing why aren't two enough? we don't have the data to say that two are not enough. >> another layer of confusion may come from those who receive the j&j single-dose vaccine. what are they supposed to think tonight? >> well, we haven't done enough talking about those specific individuals. and it's been my belief, based on data that we have on j&j's sister vaccine, astrazeneca, 13 million who received one shot of
j&j should be entitled to a second shot of the pfizer and moderna mrna booster now it's based on that surrogate data yet j&j will be publishing what two doses of j&j vaccine mean for people for all of you out there waiting for a second dose of a vaccine you will have if you got that one dose of j&j but will likely be another dose of j&j. >> greg abbott has banned mandates for masks and vaccines, he is fully vaccinated, not experiencing any symptoms so far and told nbc news that the governor told people he also received a booster he's going to get the regeneron antibody treatment can you break down not just the effectiveness of the boosters but where this antibody treatment plays a role here? >> the governor would be high risk based on his age, his
medical history. i'm not privy to necessaryily, but if you were to have a high-risk condition like diabetes, for example, that would add further to his risk profile. because of his age, he's considered high risk what we do know is that indications for these monoclonal antibodies have expanded from about a year ago this is very much in line of he has been exposed he tested positive, to prevent any progression of the disease let's give him this cocktail we think that will be effective at reducing any chance of complication zooming back, this is an opportunity for governor abbott to pivot on message on the vaccine, to double down and say to everybody who is unvaccinated in texas, a large proportion of his state, look what happened. i'm not experiencing any symptoms i'm fully vaccinated if i wasn't fully vaccinated, this would be a very different story. he can lead on this issue by example. >> finally there's the ongoing tug of war of dosing americans versus dosing the rest of the world. you said it's important to get doses out to the rest of the
world maybe before americans get a third dose can you explain that >> this notion of giving the same people more vaccines, again, those that are not high risk more vaccines is not going to keep us safer america first strategy with vaccines should be to try to vaccinate as much of the world as possible so we can protect as many people as possible and keep the variant rising that's an america first approach that will keep us as safe as possible, giving more vaccine to people who don't necessarily need it given the data today doesn't make sense and it won't save lives or end this pandemic any more quickly. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> tsa officially extending that federal mask requirement for travelers on commercial flights, buses and trains mandates now going to stay into effect until mid-january it was set expire next month tsa officials said they hope to
slow the spread of the variant delta. heavy rain hitting haiti days after that powerful earthquake now searches being suspended as people wait for news on loved ones we're live on the ground where more help is making its way into the country. wind puling the flames of two wildfires burning out of control in greece. more people being evacuated aspire fighters work against some of the highest temperatures in decades and spirit airlines revealing just how much it cost them to disrupt your travel plans. >> announcer: the facts, the truth, the news with shepard smith, back in 60 seconds.
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hurricane center the 7.2 magnitude earthquake brought down tens of thousands of buildings and homes, many desperate residents spent the night outdoors under plastic tarps, in intense and makeshift shelters they say there are no doctors, no food, no bathrooms and no place to sleep officials estimate the earthquake killed at least 9,141 people and injured at least 10,000 more. gabe gutierrez is live in the capital city of port-au-prince what are they doing to help with the relief efforts >> reporter: hey there, carl the u.s. coast guard behind me is still on the move there's been a instead stream of helicopters, c-130s that have been taking off and landing here to today, bringing supplies and volunteers to the affected areas but also evacuating some of those critically wounded patients we were with one of those coast guard helicopters this morning right after tropical storm grace rolled through the southwestern
part of the country, which was the region that was most devastated by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that hit over the weekend. now there has been an extremely high number of people that have been injured and in that chopper we saw people that were desperate, who went to a hospital in lakai, a city we visited the previous day where the hospital was overrun, completely overwhelmed, men, women and children hooked up to ivs outside the hospital in the stifling heat. overnight they had to deal with this heavy rain. some were transported back here to port-au-prince but the challenge is to reach those other hard-hit area international aid organizations are coming here but are facing challenges, including roads that are blocked duo mudslides. also gang violence has been a problem. logistics, transportation is difficult to many parts of the country. again, the recovery and relief efforts are ongoing here, carl.
>> gabe, obviously, haiti one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere as you reported already, the environment was already unstable prior to the storm when you're seeing evidence of recovery anywhere, what does it look like? >> carl there's a lot of frustration so far and a lot of questions for the current government here. as you know, several weeks ago, the president of haiti was assassinated there's a political vacuum here. and there has been frustration for years about government corruption after the 2010 earthquake and the powerful hurricane that hit here in 2013. whether all those supplies are getting to the right people at the right time and quickly enough so, recovery right now, they're trying to flood the zone as best they can as i mentioned, it's difficult to get to some of these rural areas logistically that effort continues, even
tonight, as the long-term recovery here, that remains to be seen. again the u.s. coast guard behind me, working well into the night to try to evacuate some of those patients that remain at those hospitals that are overwhelmed, understaffed and simply don't have the errorses to handle this cries carl >> gabe gutierrez in port-au-prince, thank you very much two wildfires battering greece tonight, the worst of the pair erupting northwest of athens fueled by strong winds, the fire forced evacuations of eight villages 240 firefighters were battling it back and conditions have improved you can see this it burning over hill tops as people watch from the beach below. three communities were evacuated and officials say the wildfire is contained back in this country, wildfires racing around the west, fanned by strong winds.
dixie fire, already the largest wildfire in the united states, exploded in size yesterday this is a time lapse video of it growing over janesville, california, covering over 600,000 acres, more than double the area of los angeles, almost the size of rhode island firefighters struggling to keep the fire from moving to the city of susan vville, population 8,0, the largest city dixie has approached so paragraph. officials say the next day will be critical to see how the fire moves. across the western u.s., 8 million people are under red flag warnings in nine states a child's party takes a turn when an alligator handler is attacked when the giant reptile take begins its death roll a parent takes a flying leap for help one week out from the first events at the paralympics. now let's go borrow a boat and make some bad decisions.
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>> we've got trouble >> reporter: that's when donnie wiseman, a father at the party with his stepson quite literally jumped in to action. what were you think ing? >> i knew if i didn't get in there and hold this animal down, he was going to tear her arm off. >> theresa, donnie's newlywed wife watched in disbelief as he fearlessly jumped on the gator's back. >> it didn't surprise me at all because that's just kind of the way he is, but i was terrified. >> reporter: the 48-year-old construction worker turned gator wrestler held the animal down before it eventually loosened its grip on lindsay's hand allowing her to narrowly escape. it was then just donnie versus the gator. donnie says lindsay's calm demeanor helped him remain focused. and then with only one chance to get it right, donnie made a clean getaway. lindsay, who luckily sustained
only injuries to her hands and wrist said this encounter could have had a much different ending. >> he's a hero for having done what he did. >> reporter: for the news, i'm kerry sanders, ft. lauderdale. >> the trainer is expected to make a full recovery she said she's excited to get back to work the reptile company says it will continue to watch darth gator's behavior but recognizes you can't train an alligator and it was simply following its wild instincts. dr drugs, cash and lobsters leading to multiple arrests in the florida keys two men were arrested in the traffic stop after the monroe county sheriff's office found this, 37 illegally harvested lobsteres, riding around in buckets on the truck bed, 23 of the lobsteres were undersized. of the 37 they found, 6 were still alive and returned to the water. along with the criminal crust crustaceans, they found nearly 20 grams of marijuana. beijing cracking down as
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i'm carl quintanilla in for shepard smith. it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news china and russia staying put in afghanistan. what both countries seek to gain as the taliban takes power. busted for fake vaccine cards, pharmacist indicted by the feds for selling the cards on ebay. and get it while it's in stock, retailers telling people to shop for their must-have items before it's too late two of america's biggest rivals taking advantage, calling america the biggest exporter of unrest and warning taiwan it could face the same fate if it keeps relying on america r russia's foreign minister says the taliban made kabul safer than it was before both countries have embassies in the capital and are keeping staff there. neither has recognized the taliban as the legitimate rulers of afghanistan, but both have signaled they're open to having good relations
ian bremer joins us, founder of the eurasia group. good to see you again. the u.s. withdrawal does complicate a lot of relationships on the world stage. china really warming up to the taliban? if so, what's in it for beijing? >> yeah, they certainly are. and i expect that they will make af afghanistan under the taliban part of belt and road. in part because they're doing that because it's a propaganda win after the united states has failed on the ground in kabul. in part it's because they don't want a failed state in afghanistan. they would be concerned about the rise of, you know, islamic f fundamentalism and support for uighyur secessions, a terrorist organization, something that china is very concerned about. and also because long term, the potential of being able to exploit rare earth metals and
developing infrastructure that matters for post fossil fuel energy production is something the chinese will be interested in though i will say the difficulty in creating that infrastructure and actually bringing that -- extracting those resources and bringing them to market is extraordinary. >> i was going to ask you, you mentioned belt and road. we're pretty familiar with the infrastructure plans chien wra has. infrastructure dreams really can we draw a line between that plan and whatever hard asset sas afghanistan may have to provide? >> not really, carl. in the days before 9/11, an old company called unical was trying to build a pipeline, most geopolitically fraught in the world, pakistan, and afghanistan under the taliban. and that never happened, right and the chinese, don't get me wrong. they have a history of throwing a lot of money into very, very politically fraught places some of the hardest countries to invest in in subsaharan africa
but afghanistan under the taliban another matter entirely. this is a government that will have virtually no money to be able to run their country. they have virtually no technicratic experience to engage in these contracts and unlikely able to han tan control over a lot of the territories, especially the north so let's just say i have a healthy skepticism about to what extent china's investments in afghanistan are suddenly going to take off. even in pakistan belt and road has been somewhat unsuccessful and challenging. >> let's talk about taiwan for a moment i wonder how real the scenario may be of beijing, using any kind of chaos out of afghanistan to leverage public opinion in taiwan or even if america, vis-a-vis taiwan >> if china thinks that the americans will roll over on taiwan, my response would be kuwait and see this is not afghanistan with the
united states has no strategic interest long term going forward and maintaining a presence it isn't economically important. it's not strategically important. you look at something like taiwan where the united states absolutely not only has a hard defense commitment with them and has been selling them all sorts of material and organizing freedom of navigation operations in the region, but also without taiwan's relationship with the u.s., we don't have access to semi conductors. and the americans know that. the chinese know that. the chinese are leaning into the propaganda right now they're saying, oh, taiwan should know that the americans won't defend them. i understand why it's an opportunity for the chinese to show that america is not the world's policemen. the it's a very big difference between a place like afghanistan and a place like taiwan. the relevant analogy here, carl,
is ukraine, where the united states said all sorts of great things and even promised that we would defend them. if you remember, their territorial integrity, once they gave away their nukes after the soviet union collapsed but they weren't part of nato, they're not part of the eu and ultimately we don't care that much taiwan is a very different story. thankfully, the chinese leaders actually know that. >> ian, fascinating development. what a change in power shifts all over the world, regarding afghanistan. we'll see about the far east ian, thank you ian bremer meantime, china cracking down on a rise of covid infections so far this month, the country has logged 1500 new cases, 20% more than the entire month of july according to china's national health commission to be clear the number of reported infections in china is much lower in many countries but the chinese government not taking any chances officials there imposing targeted lockdowns, travel restrictions and mass testing across major cities. some experts worry the
government's zero tolerance approach might be holding back a return to normal from beijing. here is eunice yoon. >> reporter: authorities are limiting ing tickets to 60% capacity many places are severely restricted or completely shut. china's zero tolerance policy for covid-19 is so strict, it forced the closure of a whole shipping terminal because of one case data approximate today shows dozens of container vessels lined up outside the world's third busiest port which suspended operations after one staffer fell ill with the delta variant. 1300 workers have been quarantined. 30,000 nearby residents tested ships are being redirected to
other port the like this one in sha shanghai, already struggling with stressed supply chain since the spring due to an incident in the suez canal, a shortage of containers and disruption at transport hubs in southern china, triggered by other covid cases. >> for many factories here, i think every customer, every week they have some cargo cannot ship out am time. >> reporter: the concern as china's stringent controls could further risk a recovery and isolation. a top epidemiologist, sometimes referred to as a chinese dr. fauci, suggesting on social media it might be good for china to learn to coexist with the virus. is he now under investigation for plagiarizing a decades-old thesis, a move some are calling
a witch hunt the effectiveness of chinese vaccines against new variants, beijing appears to be doubling down on its zero tolerance policy with implications for the global supply chain as well as the winter olympics. carl >> eunice yoon, thanks a nightmare before christmas for americans. shipping delays means people might struggle to find what they want and for an affordable price. here is cnbc's courtney reagan. >> telling consumers to start shopping for the holidays now and this time, it's not a marketing technique. for the first time, there's a kink in every link, in the supply chain. >> we've seen shutdowns in areas in china, shutdowns in warehousing and trucking facilities in the yunited state. >> couple the logistics nightmare with strong consumer spending four times higher than typical in july. jay foreman is the ceo of basic fun which sells care bear, tonka
trucks and more to walmart and kohl's. >> transportation and supply chain can't keep up with demand. there's not enough containers. there's not enough ships there's not enough trucks. there's not enough warehousing to hold everything that everybody wants to buy this year. >> reporter: it makes the transportation of goods much more expensive last year around this time the typical container costs roughly under $200,000 right now we're seeing cost increases up over $20,000 per container. and each container, we can fit about 10,000 units. >> reporter: ann harper, founder of omg accessories, using around 200 containers a year, costing her an extra $2 million to get her backpacks and accessories to nordstorm and tj maxx. >> typically it takes roughly 30 days when we bring in product
overseas to get to our warehouse in california. right now, with all the delays that we're experiencing, we're seeing anywhere from 6 to 8 plus weeks delay. >> reporter: put it all together, empty shelves and higher prices are inevitable. >> 40 to 50% of the cost of the product is in the freight, that's going to eventually have to either tilt over to the consumer with higher prices or, in some cases, suppliers will decide to stop producing some of these products because they can't bring them in profitably. >> reporter: carl, it's already an issue for back-to-school. ann harper warns this black friday, consumers may not see the deep discounts they're used to good news is because all the players in the supply chain are working together to absorb these higher costs, the consumer should only see price increases between 3% and 15% on the high end. that is, if you can find what you're looking for. >> that may be a big if,
courtney it's dangerous to guess but how long might this supply chain nightmare last >> reporter: that's a great question, carl i asked so many people that question and most of the experts and people that are working through this are predicting at least through the spring of 2022, if not longer. >> courtney reagan tonight court, thanks so much. meantime, covid as been big business for scammers. first, fake masks, then fake vaccines now fake vaccine cards the crackdown happening at the border, airport, even behind the pharmacy counter plus two firsts for the nfl, atlanta falcons boasting a full roster of vaccinated players and the las vegas raiders issue a new mandate to fans, playing by the new rules, next. ou only pay for what you need. sorry? limu, you're an animal! only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪ (struggling vehicle sounds) think premium can't be capable?
illegal vaccine cards. border protections seed thousands of fakes vaccine cards. with that pharmacist's arrest out of chicago, here is pete williams. >> reporter: fraud involving medical supplies, fake doses of the vaccine. this latest twist shouldn't be surprising fbi arrested a chicago pharmacist this morning, tom tom xiao prosecutors accuse him of selling 125 authentic cdc vaccination cards on ebay. the charges say he sold them to 11 different buyers for about $10 each the cards old over a roughly two-week period in late march and early april. this ebay profile, in fact, shows feedback from two buyers
giving positive rating as the how quickly the cards were shipped. the special agent in charge of the fbi chicago field office says selling cards to unvaccinated people put others at risk of illness or even death. cracking down on offers of these blank cards or counterfit versions of them xiasm o is charged with 12 count s of theft of government property he appeared in federal court for a brief hearing but has not yet entered a plea and contact information from his lawyer is not yet available. carl four tourists were arrested am hawaii trying to use fake vaccine cards. cops arrest a couple from miami who flew to oahu a week ago with counterfit vaccine cards for themselves and hair kids born in 2016 and 2017, so not even close to old enough to get a vaccine and a father and son from california were arrest with fake
cards at the honolulu airport last weekend state's attorney general warning people could face a $5,000 fine and a year am prison for falsifying the documents no word on how any of the four travelers are pleading. las vegas raiders are giving unvaccinated fans two options this season. get a covid shot or watch from home the team announce d it will require all fans to show proof of vaccination before entering the stadium. there's a catch. unvaccinated people can still attend as long as they get a shot on site and wear a mask indoors. the raiders report during they're the first nfl team to he shall such a policy. new orleans saints announced similar rules but fans can get into the super dome with a emg covid test the saints say everybody will be required to wear a mask, vaccinated or not. the atlanta falcons report every single player on their roster is now vaccinated against covid. they're believed to be the first nfl team to be 100% vaccinated falcons announced players won't have to wear masks at the team facility anymore
they also won't have to get tested daily or quarantine after close contact with people who test positive. it comes weeks after commissioner roger goodell warned teams they could have to forfeit games that get canceled because of outbreaks among the unvaccinated g goodell said players would not get paid for those games either. espn errors all 32 teams have vaccination rates above 75% right now. the lolympic village in toko reopened today, exactly one week before the start of the paralympic games, the facility will be the home for 4,000 athletes from 160 countries. organizers removed more than 1,000 seats from this dine room to make it easier for athletes on wheelchairs to move around and the village will include a technical repair service center for fixing prosthetics and other equipment. organizers will be following the lead of the olympic games by banning fans in the stands due to that surge of covid infections in japan.
officials urging people to stay home, watch the games on tv. day one of competition starts next wednesday, which does include wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and swimming. the color commentary during the swimming events will come from a woman who knows exactly what those athletes are facing. tim furlong hasthe story. >> reporter: dr. michelle conkley is a champion and a survivor she had an accident during her freshman ear that almost claimed her life. >> i accidently fell out of the dorm room window on the fifth floor dorm room, ended up breaking my spine as well as multiple other bones, including my ribs and ended up with a spinal cord injury that left me paralyzed from the waist down. >> reporter: this montgomery county, pennsylvania, native, lappeded on her feet and learned how to walk on those feet and even got back on the georgetown swim team, competing at the paralympics in rio, wing a gold, silver and bronze. >> the visually impaired can't
see the medal. each medal has a different sound and also has braille on the back. >> reporter: inspired by her own recovery and the doctors who helped her achieve it, she became a doctor and is doing her residency in williamington, delaware she's helping young people recover but is about to take a two-week break from doctoring. she's going to be a sportscaster. >> i contacted nbc and was fortunate enough to be offered this job commentating. >> reporter: she still has issues with her own legs and hips so who better to cover other athletes who have overcome so many obstacles to get to tokyo? >> everybody loves a story, the overc overcomer, athlete who got hurt and had this comeback. am the paralympics, everybody has a story like that. >> reporter: she will come back to help her patients win smaller ones, little bits of progress in their own comeback stories. >> seeing how my doctors took care of me and dedicating their
lives to making patients better, i wanted to give back to people. >> i'm tim furlong with the news taking advantage of the opportunity clocking in on not one but two jobs and the employers unaware. for a lot of them it's a secret worth keeping. how are they pulling it off? and revenge spending, racking up while a lot of people have extra money burning a hole in their pockets, one group is shelling it out a lot faster than the others. but first the creator of the sodoku puzzle has decide maki kaji was known as the godfather of the sodoku. you fill in one through nine without repeating numbers. he created sodoku in 1984. kaji came up with the name in about 25 seconds, roughly translates in japanese to single numbers. the puzzle didn't actually become a global hit until 2004,
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full-time jobs why? she writes when the pandemic freed employees sfrom having to report to the office some saw an opportunity to double their salary on the sly. why be good at one job, they thought, when they could be mediocre at two? wall street journal work and life correspondent joins us tonight. rachel, i'm grateful of your time this is kind of crazy. is there a sense working from home has given workers more power than ever? >> reporter: i think so in a way. i talked to people who were doing this even before the pandemic but i think there's something about remote work, your boss not being able to see you. and also being inundated with thing like pointless meetings that really got workers thinking about what they could do differently. >> i worpd if the people you talk to think this is a short-term thing, a pandemic cycle thing, or if this is how they're going to operate with all of their employers from now on is it a new normal of sorts? >> i think they want to do is long term. there's definitely a risk of
burnout. some employees i talk to are really keeping it to a 40-hour workweek total others are finding themselves a bit inundated with work so that's a factor. most of them want keep playing this game and think even if some employers call people back to the office, there will be enough com companies offering enough work remote arpths and they could always quit one job and get another second job that they could pull this off long term. >> moonlighting is a phenomenon we covered for years and years in your piece you wquote one worker saying i wake up in the morning and is this the day i'm going to get found out do some of these workers live in fear of being discovered is that a source of stress for them >> reporter: yes, definitely this is like moonlighting on steroids they are attending two meetings at once, lying to a whole bunch of people. this is like this huge secret that's weighing on them. >> i guess the next question is, what's the employer response are there tools that either
manage your time or monitor your time at home that might make it a deterrent or at least make workers feel like the employers might be on to you >> reporter: yes there's all kinds of monitoring tools. that east of been around for a while. we've definitely seen an increase in usage during the pandemic people that i talk to made the point that humans are always going to figure out a way to outsmart those things and it's always not in the company' best interests. optics may not be good people may not have time much it may not be profitable or worth it to have someone sitting around monitoring the data workers i talk ed to weren't terribly concerned about that. they all had little tips and tricks that they were, you know, using to try to keep things separate and secret. >> what's maying to me is we talk about zoom burnout, which all of our viewers can probably relate to. the universe of workers you spoke to, clearly, have a high tolerance for pain >> no. they were like just say no they just figure it out.
they just started declining calendar events and were like nothing happened and that's kind of how they pull off some of this, is just doing less. >> i wonder if you think it comes to an end, if and when employers say you're coming back to the office no matter what. >> i think these people will quit and find another job. one person i talk ed to already did that this is their new leverage. >> fascinating development as the world of work has been turned upside down, no question, rachel thank you very much. >> thanks for having me. if you feel like you spent a little extra this summer, you're probably not alone one study found on average americans are spend ing an extra $765 more per month when compared to last year, that's according to insurance firm mass mutual younger generations are taking the lead on this on average millennials and gen-z's spent $1,000 more per month than last supper savings also taking a hit. according to the bureau of economic analyst, average consumer was saving 33% of their
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