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natalie morales: that's all for this edition of dateline. i'm natalie morales. thank you for watching. i'm jim cramer see you tomorrow "the news with shepard smith" starts now a new mandate fo a new mandate for travel just how long will you need to stay masked up to fly. i'm carl quintanilla in for shepard smith. this is the news on cnbc. we are in contact with the taliban to ensure the safe passage of people to the airport. >> u.s. rescue flights back in action why china and russia are staying put. plus the taliban holds its first press conference. get ready to roll up your sleeves. the u.s. expected to recommend booster shots for most
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americans. the data, the decision and why some say this is the wrong move. the race to save lives as bad weather moves in, heavy rain slows rescue efforts and the death toll continues to rise. a gator attack at a kids' birthday party the crushing bite and the death roll caught on tape. the heroic bystander that rolls into action. china's covid port shutdown. a crackdown on fake vaccine cards and the secret lives of people working from home 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 at kabul 4,000 troops are on the ground following a day of sheer chaos yesterday thousands of an begans desperate to escape from the taliban climbed over the walls
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and swarmed the tarmac the biden administration expected to start evacuating up to 9,000 people a day including droves of people who helped the americans. there are concerns of taliban fighters beating people trying to reach it to the airport. taliban militants used gunfire, whips, sticks and sharp objects on a crowd of afghans waiting outside the airport. a woman and her kwlield among the wounded. u.s. officials say they are in close contact with the taliban. >> they said they are prepared to provide the safe passage of civilians to the airport and we intend to hold them to the commitment we are getting people to the gate we are getting them lined up and we are getting them on the planes this is an hour by hour issue. this is something we are very clear eyed on.
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>> meanwhile, the taliban is launching a p.r. blitz and promising to honor women's rights many around the world including the white house are skeptical. we begin with ali arouzi from tehran. >> reporter: after the pictures from people alongside a moving military transport aircraft, some clinging to the underside of the plane, at least two people dying when they fell from the plane after it took off, the u.s. suspended its evacuation from kabul but as of this morning it's resumed again. airplanes have been landing and taking off u.s. troops have secured the perimeter and they're working on increasing the capacity of people for each flight giving some semblance of order compared to the chaos that we saw yesterday. also earlier today the taliban gave their first press conference they promised to honor women's rights but only within the
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framework of sharia law which discriminates against women from a human rights perspective under the rule of the taliban in the '90s, women have no rights at all the taliban ideology remains the same many are very skeptical. they won't be listening to their words but watching their actions in the coming days and weeks in 1996 the taliban promised peace and stability but instead they delivered tyranny and repression and many feel those dark days are coming again. >> retired four star naval officer joins us tonight former supreme allied command joe of nato. admiral, we're grateful for your time tonight you've advised several operations in afghanistan over the last two decades what should the u.s. be doing right now? >> we have a tactical challenge
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in front of us which is create order out of kchaos at the airport. create a perimeter get as many as tens of thousands of americans and allies out. tactical challenge now that we have effectively left afghanistan, where do we find our eyes and ears on the ground i don't envy the director of the cia. we have an operational challenge to see whether the taliban come back in numbers with al qaeda. third and finally, carl, we have a strategic challenge which is convincing our allies we're still reliabledespite the scenes they're observing here today. a lot of work ahead for the biden team. >> back in april you said the u.s. should keep a small number of troops because you were concerned that pulling them out would cause a collapse in afghan security forces. clearly that's what happened is it too little too late to maintain any kind of influence
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>> unfortunately it is and so we ought to say, look, good decision, bad decision, look, it's a done decision we're leaving. so the question is how doumit at this gate as you go forward? we've got 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. encourage them to show us they can be better than they were we're going to have to use our over the horizon capability, our satellites, our drones to monitor what's going on. if we need to, come back in and take out al qaeda again. >> today the white house admitted that a, quote, 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 to pick up the phrase, but let's face it, the good news here is the taliban have never
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demonstrated a desire to become a regional power, to try and subsume their natives -- their neighbors. i don't think that they're going to 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 raised the notion of having to go back in potentially one day. i wonder how likely 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. and let's face it, since those days when we went to afghanistan originally to face this threat, carl, radical jihad has maine tas advertised around the world. it's in africa, it's in latin america and parts of south asia as well as afghanistan
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we have to be mindful globally, but 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 hopefully they're smart enough not to want to go back there. >> 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 thor'ey're waiting f call from president biden. he has spoken to our closest ally in that fight, that was the united kingdom he spoke to prime minister boris johnson. i think you'll see a real effort on the part of the administration to engage the last couple of days were very rough the president was in 24/7
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working the 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, thank you so much for your time tonight. >> you bet. meantime, while the president evac cue waits people from the area, president putin and xi leave people in place. u.s. health officials expected to recommend most americans should get a vaccine booster eight months after their second dose. if the fda starts signing off, people could get a shot next month. it will apply to people who got two shots of pfizer or moderna vaccines it will likely go into older americans. last week a cdc recommended boosters with some people with weakened immune systems.
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here you satisfy some patients getting their third dose today it comes as the delta variant continues to spread. overwhelming hospitals in some cases and causing places to skyrocket once again let's turn to dr. ben gupta. doctor, good evening to you. the message so far is obviously quite clear. americans are going to need boosters but what's magic about eight months >> good evening, carl. that's the million dollar question right now it doesn't really make sense the guidance on boosters we've long known if you're immunocompromised, you said it they will likely need a booster, transplant patients. if you're over 65, second in line that makes sense that paradigm applies to other vaccines, other boosters that we take however, for those that are otherwise healthy less than 65 years of age these vaccines, two doses of pfizer or two doses of moderna
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remain powerfully effective to keep people out of the hospital. to issue this broad guidance that everybody is going to need a booster at eight months does not align with the data as we know it to be right now. this causes -- will cause potentially confusion. it's going to cause people who have been fully vaccinated to say, wait a minute, i thought i was protected. 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 from people we don't have the data to say two are not enough. another layer of confusion may come from those who received the j&j single dose vaccine. what are they supposed to think tonight? >> 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 that individuals, 13 million received one shot of j&j
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should be entitled to a second shot of pfizer and moderna, that mrna boost jeer now yet j&j will be publishing data what two doses separated by six to eight weeks, what that means to people. for all of you out there that are waiting for a second dose of a vaccine, you will have it. it will likely be another dose of j&j >> the governor of texas, greg abbott, who has banned mask mandates he's tested positive he's in good health. he's not experiencing any symptoms so far. sources have told nbc news that the governor told people he also had received a booster he's going to get the regeneron antibody treatment can you break down not just the effectiveness of the booster but where this antibody treatment plays a role here? >> carl, it's interesting. the governor would be high risk based on his age, his medical history.
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i'm not privy to necessarily, 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 the indications for these monoclonal antibodies have expanded since president trump received it a year ago this is very much in line with he's exposed now let's give him this cocktail to protect any progression. zooming back, this is an opportunity for governor abbott to pivot on messaging to double down and say to everybody who's unvaccinated in texas, a large proportion of the 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 could lead on this issue by example. >> finally, there's the ongoing tug of war versus dosing americans versus dosing the rest
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of the world can you explain your stance? >> 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 the rest of the world and mitigate the chance of a variant rising that's an america first approach that will keep us as safe as possible giving more vaccine to people who do not necessarily need it given data today makes no sense and it's not going to save lives. it's not going to protect us and end this pandemic any more quickly. >> thank you very much >> thank you. meantime, the tsa officially extending the mask mandate mandate's now going to stay into effect until mid january it was set to expire next month. they wrote they hope the measure will slow the spread of covid delta.
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the extension covers busy times for travel in the u.s. including of course the thanksgiving and december holidays. heavy rain hitting haiti days after the powerful earthquake now search is being suspended. we're live on the ground where more help is making its way into the country. wind fueling the flames of two wildfires burning out of control in greece. more people being evacuated as they work against some of the highest temperatures in decades. spirit airlines revealing how much it cost them to disrupt your travel plans. the facts. the truth. "the news with shepard smith" back in 60 seconds ♪ you'll jump for joy. ♪ here, better protection costs a whole lot less. you're in good hands with allstate. click or call for a lower auto rate today.
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heavy rain and flooding overnight have complicated aid to those in haiti. some rescue workers had to suspend their search it soaked haiti in up to 10
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inches of rain the 7.2 magnitude earthquake brought down tens of thousands of homes many people spent their night outdoors in tents and make shift shelters there are no doctors, no food, no bathrooms and no place to sleep. officials estimate the earthquake killed at least 1,941 people and injured almost 10,000 more nbc's gabe gutierrezlive in port au prince the united states is sending in a lot of assets. what are they doing to help with the relief efforts >> reporter: carl, even as the sun sets here in port au prince, the u.s. coast guard is on the move there is a steady stream of helicopters and bringing supplies and volunteers and also evacuating some of the critically wounded patients. we were with the coast guard helicopters after tropical storm grace rolled through the
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southwestern part of the country, which was the region that was most devastated by the 7.2 magnitude quake that hit over the weekend there has been an extremely high number of people that have been injured. in that chopper we saw people that were desperate. we went to a hospital in lakai where we visited previously where a hospital was over run, completely overwhelmed men, women, children hooked up to ivs outside of the hospital in the stifling heat where overnight they had to deal with heavy rain some were transported back to port au prince the challenge is to reach other hard-hit areas international aide organizations are on the ground and facing challenges with roads blocked, gang violence here in haiti has been a problem communications and logistics transportation is difficult to many parts of the country. again, recovery and relief efforts are ongoing here, carl.
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>> gabe, haiti one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere the environment was already unstable prior to the storm. when you're seeing evidence of recovery anywhere, what does it look like? >> reporter: well, carl, there's a lot of frustration so far and there are a lot of questions for the current government here. as you know, just several weeks ago the president of haiti was assassinated there's a sort of political vacuum here. there has been frustration for years about government corruption and whether supplies that flow into the country, both after the 2010 earthquake and also the howerful earthquake that hit here in 2019, whether all of those supplies are getting to the right people at the right time and quickly enough so recovery right now, they are trying to flood the zone as best they can as i mention, it's difficult to get to some of these rural areas logistically that effort continues even tonight. as for long-term recovery here,
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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 which we have seen throughout the day remain at those hospitals that are overwhelmed, under staffed and simply don't have the resources to handle this crisis. >> dave gutierrez in port au prince, thank you very much. two wildfires battering greece the worst in villia. fueled by strong winds, the fire forced evacuations of eight villages officials say 240 firefighters were battling it back. it is improving. the town of labrio as people watch from the beach below the wildfire is contained. back in this country wildfires racing again around the west fanned by some strong winds.
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the dixie fire, already the largest wildfire in the united states exploded in size yesterday. this is a time lapse video of a growing over jamesville, california it covers an area of 600,000 acres. double the size of los angeles, almost the size of rhode island. firefighters trying to keep it from susanville, population of 8,000. that's the largest city dixie has approached so far. the next day will be critical to see how the fire moves across the u.s. midwest 8 million people are under red flag warnings. a child's party takes a turn when the alligator handler is attacked when it begins its death roll a parent takes a flying leap to help. tokyo preparing for the paralympics. the rules one week out from the first events
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says she's grateful to be alive today after a bystande the 8 1/2 foot gator chomped down on her hands. kerry sanders spoke with the trainer and the man who jumped in to help >> whoa. >> it was a terrifying encounter no one saw coming. an 8 1/2 foot alligator attacking the handler in west valley city, utah 367891-year-old lindsay bowles left hand in the grip. the 150 foot reptile known as darth gator would not let go. >> he bit down and i realized, this is going to be serious. the powerful gator dragging her into the enclosure then instinctively thrashing her violently in the water in what's
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called the death roll. >> we got trouble. >> that's when a father with his stepson quite literally jumped into action. >> what were you thinking? >> i knew if i didn't get in there and pull this animal down, he was going to tear her arm off. >> theresa watched in disbelief as he fearlessly jumped on the gator's back >> it didn't surprise me a whole lot because that's the way he is but i was terrified. >> 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. lindsay's calm demeanor helped him remain focused and then with only one chance to get it right, donnie made a clean get away lindsay, who luckily sustained
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only injuries to her hand and wrist said this encounter could have had a much different ending. >> he's a hero for having done what he did. >> for the news, to work and sh thankful it was following its wild instincts. drugs, cash, lobsters leading to multiple arrest in the florida keys two men arrested after a traffic cop after the monroe county sheriff's office found this, 37 illegally harvested lobsters they were riding around in buckets on the truck bed 23 of the lobsters were under sized. of the 37 they found, 6 were still alive. along with the criminal crustaceans they found $4,000 in cash and 20 grams of marijuana. beijing cracking down as
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first time in years. they're continuing with rising costs of materials and skilled labor. pushing the price of a newly built home even higher and impacting affordability. spirit airlines says the canceled flights that stranded thousands of passengers this summer cost the company $50 million, overtime for employees, hotel stays for passengers factored into that cost. spirit will reduce the flight skaed dual due to the shortages. home depot says they've already sold out of halloween decorations. the 12 foot skeletons sold out before october. on wall street, the dow down 282. the s&p down 32. the nasdaq down 138. i'm carl quintanilla in for
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shepard smith on cnbc. 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. a pharmacist indicted by the feds for selling it on ebay. >> get it while it's in stock. shop for your must-have items before it's too late two of america's biggest rivals taking advantage of the pr disaster that is afghanistan right now. china media calling america the biggest exporter of unrest warning taiwan it could face the same fate. russia said the taliban has made it safer than before neither has recognized the taliban as the legitimate rulers of afghanistan but both have signaled they are willing to have good relations.
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ian bremer joins us. the u.s. withdrawal does complicate a lot of relationships on the world stage. is china really warming up to the taliban? if so, what's in it for beijing? >> yeah, they certainly are. i expect they will make afghanistan part of them in part they'll do that because it's a propaganda win after the united states has failed on the ground in kabul. they don't want to fail the state in afghanistan they would be concerned about the rise of islamic fundamentalism and support for uighur successionism in the etim movement this is something china is very concerned about. also because long term the potential for being able to exploit rare earth metals and developing infrastructure that
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matters for post fossil fuel energy production is something the chinese would 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 down the road. we're familiar with the infrastructure dreams they have. can we talk about that plan and whatever hard assets afghanistan might have to provide? >> not really, carl. you and i remember in the days before 9/11, an old company called unical. it was the most geo politically fraught. it was trying to transport three under the taliban. the chinese, don't get me wrong, they have a history of throwing a lot of money into some of the hardest countries to invest in
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afghanistan under the taliban is another matter entirely. this is a government that will have virtually no money to run their country. they have no technocratic experience to be able to engage in these contracts they're up be likely to be able to maintain control of many of the territories, especially the north. let's just say i have a healthy skepticism to what extent their investments will take off. >> 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 in america vis-a-vis taiwan. >> if china thinks the americans will roll over on tie juan, my response is kuwait and see this is not afghanistan where
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the united states has no strategic interests long term going forward in maintaining a presence it isn't economically important. it's not considered 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 semiconductors 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 they're doing this this is an opportunity for chinese to show america is not the world's policemen. a very big difference between afghanistan and taiwan the relevant analogy is the
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ukraine where the united states has done all sorts of great things and even promised we would defend them. the territorial integrity once they gave away their noose after the region collapsed taiwan is a very, very different story. thankfully the chinese leaders 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. china cracking down on a rise of covid infections so far this month the country's logged more than 1500 new cases. that's nearly 20% more than the entire month of july to be clear, the number of reported infections is much more officials imposing targeted lockdowns, travel restrictions and mass testing across major cities some experts worrybeijing.
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>> reporter: the big city is a favorite of the country's traditional summer break not so much today with beijing now enforcing zero tolerance approach towards the coronavirus. authorities are limiting tickets here and 60% capacity. many other tourist spots in beijing and china are severely restricted or completely shut. china's zero tolerance policy for covid-19 is so strict it forced the closure of a shipping terminal because of one case data from today shows dozens of container vessels lined up outside the port, the world's third busiest which suspended operations after one staffer fell ill with the delta variant. 1500 workers have been guaranteed 40,000 nearby residents tested ships are being redirected to other ports like this one in
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shanghai already struggling with stressed supply chains since the spring due to an incident in the suez canal, a shortage of containers and disruption in southern china triggered by other covid cases. >> every customer every week they have some container cannot ship out in time. >> the concern of the stringent controls could further risk the recovery and isolation a top epidemiologist, sometimes referred to as a chinese dr. fauci suggested on social media it might be good for china to learn to co exist with the virus. he's now under investigation for plagiarizing a decades old thesis, a move some critics are calling a witch hunt >> reporter: with worries over the effectiveness of chinese vaccines against the new
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variants, beijing appears to be doubling down with concerns of the global supply chain and the winter olympics. >> eunice yoon, thanks. could lead to a nightmare before christmas for americans shipping delays mean people might struggle to find what they want and for an affordable price. here's cnbc's court courtney ragan. >> people are being told to start shopping for the holidays now. 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 united states. >> couple the logistics nightmare with strong consumer spending four times higher than typical in july. jay forman is the ceo of basic fun which sells care bears, connects, tonka toys to
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retailers. >> the transportation and supply chain can't keep up. there's not enough containers, not enough ships, trucks, warehousing to hold everything that everybody wants to buy this year. >> reporter: the tight logistics makes the transportation of goods much more expensive. >> last year around this time the typical container costs roughly just under $2,000. 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, ceo and founder of omg accessories uses 200 containers a year. it's costing her an extra $2 million to get her backpacks and accessories to nordstroms and t.j. max. >> typically when we bring products in it takes roughly 30
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days 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. >> put it altogether, empty shelves and higher prices are inevitable. >> when 40 or 50 first percent of the cost of the product is in the freight, that's going to eventually have to 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 and ann harper warns this black friday consumers may not see the deep discounts that they're used to the good news is because all the splaers in the supply chain are working together to absorb these high costs, they should see price increases between 3% and 15% on the high end, that is if you can find what you're looking for. >> i know it's dangerous to
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guess, but how long might this supply chain nightmare last? >> that's a great question, carl i ask so many people that question and most of the experts and people working through this are predicting at least through the spring of 2022 if not longer. >> courtney ragan tonight. court, thanks so much. meantime, covid has been big business for scammers. first fake masks, fake vaccines and fake vaccine cards plus, two firsts for the nfl the atlanta falcons boasting a full roster of vaccinated players and the las vegas raiders issue a new mandate for fans playing by the new rules next policy you no longer need? now you can sell your policy, even a term policy, for an immediate cash payment. we thought we had planned carefully for our retirement. but we quickly realized that we needed a way to supplement our income. if you have one hundred thousand dollars or more of life insurance you may qualify to sell your policy. don't cancel or let your policy lapse without
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cards. on friday they seized thousands of fake vaccination cards just at the port of memphis this year they find hundreds of counterfeit cards every night headed for locations across the country. nbc's pete williams now with the pharmacist's arrest out of chicago. >> reporter: carl, a year ago the government was prosecuting fraud of medical supplies, fake vaccines and this shouldn't be surprising they arrested a 34-year-old physician who works for walgreens. they accused him of selling 135 authentic cdc vaccine cards. he sold them to 11 different buyers for $10 each. the cards were sold over a roughly two-week period in late march and early april. this late profile shows feedback giving positive ratings about how quickly the cards were
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shipped. the special agent in charge of the fbi's chicago field office said selling the cards to unvaccinated people puts others at risk of serious illness and death. in april, 45 state attorneys general urged the ceos of ebay, twitter and shopify to crack down on offers of these blank cards or counterfeit versions of them as for zao, he's charged with 12 counts of theft of government property he has not yet entered a plea and contact information from his lawyer is not yet available. carl >> meantime, in hawaii four tourists were arrested for trying to use fake vaccine cards to get a around the state's covid rules. cops arrested a couple from miami who flew to oahu they had counterfeit vaccination cards for their kids who were born in 2016, 2017 so not even close enough to get a vaccine. and a father and son from california were arrested with
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fake cards last weekend. the state's attorney general warning people could face a $5,000 fine and a year in prison for falsifying the documents no word on how any of the four travelers are. the las vegas raiders are giving unvaccinated fans two reasons, get a covid shot or watch from home. the team will require all fans to show proof of vaccination before entering the stadium. unvaccinated people can attend as long as they get a shot on site and wear a mask indoors the raiders report they're the first nfl team to issue such a policy the new orleans saints issued similar results last week. the saints say everybody will be required to wear a mask vaccinated or not. the atlanta falcons report every single player is vaccinated they're believed to be the first team to be 100% vaccinated they won't have too get tested
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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 against the unvaccinated goodell said they would not get paid for the games either. espn reports all 32 teams have vaccination rates above 75% right now. the olympic village in tokyo reopened today exactly one week before the paralympic games 4,000 athletes from 160 countries. organizers removed more than 1,000 seats from this dining room to make it easier for athletes in wheelchairs to move around they'll include a technical repair service center for fixing prosthetics and other equipment. they will be banning fans from the stands officials are urging people to stay home, watch the games on
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tv day one starts next wednesday which includes wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and swimming the color commentary will come from a woman who knows exactly what the athletes are facing here's nbc's tim if you are long. >> this is from the 50 freestyle. >> dr. michelle kochley is a champion and swimmer she had an accident during her freshman year that almost claimed her life. >> i accidentally fell out of the dorm room window on the fifth floor window i broke my spine as well as other injuries >> amazingly this montgomery county pennsylvania native landed on her feet and she learned to rewalk and got back on the georgetown swim team competing at the 2016 paralympics in rio >> a cool thing about these medals is they make a sound so for the athletes who are
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visually impaired. each color medal has a different sound and they have bail on the back. >> inspired by her own recovery, she became a doctor and is doing her residency here in delaware she's helping other young people recover but she's about to take a two week from doctoring. she's going to be a sportscaster. >> i contacted nbc >> she will work with nbc sports in connecticut 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 the games in tokyo. >> everybody loves the story we love the story of the over comer, the athlete who got hurt and has this comeback. in the paralympics, everybody has the story. after covering that she will come back to neumores. >> seeing how my doctors took care of me and dedicated their lives to making their patients
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better, i wanted to be able to give that back to other people. >> for the news, i'm tim if you are long. before the pandemic sent them home, some people took advantage of the opportunity clocking in on not one and two jobs it's a secret worth keeping. how are they pulling it off. revenge spending racking up. while a lot of people seem to have extra money burning a whole in their pockets, one group is shelling it out a lot faster than the others. first, the creator of the sudoku puzzle has died he was known as the god father of sudoku puzzle he was born in 1951, founded his puzzle company in 1983 and created sudoku in 1984 he said he came up with the name in about 25 seconds. it roughly translates in japanese to single numbers the puzzle didn't actually become a global hit until 2004
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you think you have a lot of zoom meetings?
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people have multiple jobs. why be good at one job when they could be mediocre at two the author joins us tonight. rachel fine, i'm grateful for your time. i've heard of empowering workers but this is crazy. is there a sense that working from home has given workers more power than ever? >> i think so in a way i mean, i talked to people who were doing this before the pandemic there's something about remote work, the boss not being able to see you and being inundated with things like pointless meetings that got workers thinking about what they could do differently. >> i wonder if the people you're talking to think this is a short term thing, 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 it long term. there's definitely a risk of
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burnout. some employees are keeping it to a 40 hour work week total. others are finding themselves a bit inundated with work. i think that's a factor. overall, most of them want to keep playing this game and they think even if some employers call people back to the office, there will be enough companies offering remote work arrangements and they'll have enough leverage. they can quit one job and get another second job that they can pull this off long term. >> moonlighting is a phenomenon we've covered years and years. in your piece you quote one worker saying i wake up in the morning and i'm like oh, is this the day i'm going to get found out. do some of these workers live in fear of getting discovered >> yes this is moonlighting on steroids they are attending two meetings at once, lying to a whole bunch of people. this is the huge secret that's weighing on them. >> the next question is, what's the employer response? are there tools that either
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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 >> yes there's all kinds of monitoring tools. they've been around for a while. we've definitely seen an increase in usage during the pandemic people that i talked to made the point that humans are always going to figure out a way to outsmart those things. it's not always in the company's best optics to use them. they might not have time or might not be profitable to use it the workers i tukd weren't terribly concerned about that and they all had little tips and tricks that they were, you know, using to try to keep things separate and secret. >> what's amazing to me is we talk about zoom burnout which is something all of our viewers can get used to. the universe of workers have a high tolerance for pain. >> they were like just say no. they started declining
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calendars. they were like, nothing happened that's 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 just quit and find another job one person i talked 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 spending 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 millennials and gen z spent more savings taking a hit according to the bureau of economic analysis, the average consumer was saving 33% of their
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disposable income last year. that was a record high right now that record is closer to 9%. 45 seconds left on a race to the finish the white house says the taliban has agreed to allow safe passage to the airport in kabul to airports who want to evacuate. the pentagon wanting to start air lifting up to 9,000 people a day. greg abbott of texas fully vaccinated has tested positive to covid he's been an outspoken proponent. the other 2,000 people dead in haiti after a devastating earthquake on saturday now you know the news this tuesday, august 17th, 2021 i'm carl quintanilla in for shepard smith. listen on apple, spotify or your favorite podcast platform. you could have it brought right to your door, with free 1-to-2 day delivery from your local cvs... or same day if you need it sooner
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