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right now at this stage of the coronavirus pandemic with three vaccines readily available. but that's exactly where we are. with covid infections rising in nearly every single state. that deep red that you see represents infection rates going up by at least 50% over the prior week. hospitalization rates, they're also moving in the wrong direction. and due to the staggering number of americans still opting out of getting a life-saving vaccine. there's even an active discussion happening right now to reverse the cdc's mask guidance for vaccinated americans. >> we're going in the wrong direction. >> do you think masks should be brought back for vaccinated americans? >> you know, jake, this is under active consideration. if you're asking, am i part of the discussion? yes, i am. >> so the surge may seem familiar, but one factor that
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sets it apart from the others is that it was fully preventable. we have multiple vaccines available that would enable the country to reach herd immunity and return to normalcy. but instead, the u.s. is not even at the 50% fully vaccinated mark. and the figures are even more sobering when you stack them up against other countries. joining me now, cnn's harry enten. he's looking at this. so let's just talk about how far back the u.s. has fallen behind canada and the uk among the adult population. >> this is stunning because if you go back a few months ago, the u.s. was kicking canada's butt. now take a look at the stats. this tells you everything you need to know. the u.s. at 69% of adults with at least one vaccine dose. canada is up to 80%. look at where england is. 88%! and it's not like we don't have the vaccine doses available, ryan. we do. we have just stalled over the last few months because people are not on the uptick right now. it's quite honestly very
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disappointing. >> and you point out in canada, it's, in part, because here in the united states, trump voters are far less likely to get vaccinated than are conservative voters to our north and in the united kingdom. it's not as if there aren't conservatives in those countries. >> there absolutely are conservatives in that country. look at canada. look at by vote in the last national election. the liberal new democratic average in canada, 85%. similar to the percentage of joe biden supporters who have at least one vaccine dose at 84%. look at the conservatives. yes, they trailed the liberals in canada but they're at 69% versus the donald trump supporters here with at least one vaccine dose. just 52%. and take a look at the united kingdom. does that pattern old there? take a look here. by winner in the last national election. in the england constituencies, what we saw is 90%, in the ones the conservatives won, 90% of those age 18-plus are vaccinated. among those the conservatives didn't win, it's just 82%.
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so it's, in fact, a reversal of what we see in the united states where the states that biden won, 15 points more the population is vaccinated in those states. this isn't just a conservative thing across the board. it's really unique to the united states where the conservatives are so much less vaccinated than the liberals are. >> and led by someone by the name of donald trump. and lastly, there's been a recent push by some fox news personalities to urge people to get vaccinated. you have any theories as to why, harry? >> yeah. i have at least one good theory. that is the fox news audience is far less vaccinated than the other audiences who watch television news. look at this. age 18-plus with one covid vaccine dose by main source of news. cnn/msnbc, 83%. abc, cbs, nbc, 79%. fox news, just 62%. that's so disappointing. this should not be a partisan issue. everybody at this point should be getting the vaccine if they're adult, especially if
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their recodr. recommends it andt doctors do. it's so disappointing. that's why you're seeing some of the folks news hosts say get that vaccine because they are trailing behind so many other news audiences. >> we'll see if it makes a difference. thanks for breaking down those numbers. it offers us the opportunity to bring in andy slavitt, the former white house senior adviser for president biden's covid response team. so andy, it's pretty clear that this has become the pandemic of the unvaccinated. you heard harry talk about the difference between fox news viewers and viewers of other news outlets. when you were at the white house, did you ever personally have a discussion with anyone from fox news about the role they need to play in helping to save lives? okay. sorry. obviously, we're having an issue with andy's audio right now. we are going to see if we can
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work out that technical difficulty and try and get andy back here in a second. actually, andy is back. andy, i believe i can hear you now. can you hear me? >> it was not the mute button, i promise. >> all right. no problem. so answer that question for me if you remember. >> yes, well, i actually went on fox news a number of times. most of us believe that this should not be and doesn't need to be a political conversation. i think we started out that way. and as with masks, i think there were people who had other ideas and thought that, no, your decision on whether you should get vaccinated should be part of your political identity. and that's happened to a large extent as a u.s. phenomenon as you just showed in the prior data you showed. but there really is no need for that. and there really is no need for different messages for different people. we all care about our family. we all care about our community. we all need to make sure that we are just giving people the
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straight information. the straight information is we have very high quality, very safe vaccines. >> so do you know right now if anyone from the administration is behind the scenes having conversations with the leaders at some of these conservative news outlets to try to get them to send a different message? >> i don't know specifically, but we spent a lot of time and i imagine they still are talking to leaders in the conservative communities, talking to evangelical leaders. spent a lot of time with hugh hugh hewitt, conserve diative pollsters. if you wanted to communicate to people, we needed to understand where they were coming from. in general, what we heard was, tried not to ostracize people and shame them into getting the vaccine, that that doesn't work. but to help them point them to people that they trust in the community, to their own doctors, to other local people to try to depoliticize the issue as much as possible. the president has tried. you can only get so far with
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that issue now. >> when you actually talked to people who refuse to get the vaccine, it seems that one issue that comes back often is that it has yet -- the vaccine itself has yet to get full fda approval. it's only under emergency use authorization right now. a lot of people cite that as part of the reason for not getting vaccinated. this is what dr. fauci told jim acosta recently regarding that potential timeline of full approval. take a listen. >> the final decision is going to be up to the fda, and i would imagine that likely will not happen until we get well into the winter, towards the end of this year. >> so president biden, though, recently said it could happen by the end of next month. and i also want to compare these timelines with the former surgeon general under former president trump. this is what jerome adams said about that timeline. >> the quickest way to get people vaccinated is through mandates. and we can't have mass mandates.
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you're hearing this from the military and other businesses until you have full licensure of these vaccines. if you want to get a bunch of people vaccinated really quickly, get the vaccines licensed and you'll see the military make it mandatory and businesses make it mandatory. >> first, do you believe vaccine mandates should be on the table? it's very controversial, but is it something that the government should be considering? >> look, i think whether you are the government, whether you are a municipal government, business, a venue, you should absolutely be considering every way you can to make it safe to be in your business and in your location. if that means to tell people, look, you can -- we require you to have a vaccine or if you choose not to get vaccinated, you need to take a test multiple times a week and demonstrate that you're negative for the virus. i think that's the fairest way to do that and it can be done now. that doesn't need to wait on the
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fda. i think with all respect to jerome adams and everybody else, it's important that the public trust the fda and that the fda take the time they need. if it takes an extra couple of weeks. i don't think it will take until the end of the year. but if it takes a couple more weeks for them to do a thorough job it will only have the desired impact if people know they weren't bowing to political pressure. the last administration spent a lot of time pressuring the fda. i think it's wise that what dr. fauci said, which is that we let the fda get their work done when they need to. but in the meantime, we should be aggressively considering requiring people to be vaccinated or at least have a negative test to come on site. >> so just to pin you down. do you think end of august, fall? how soon do you think that full authorization could come? >> well, i can only say what i hope. and my hope is some time in august if not september. they have lots of data. more data on these vaccines than has existed for any other fda decision ever. that's both good and bad.
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the good is they can be very assured of the quality and efficacy of the vaccine. the bad is there's just a lot more to go through and the best scientists in the world going through it. i hope they do it quickly, but i also don't think they need to bow to pressure from me or anybody else. >> let's talk about masks and the future of masks. obviously, many of us thought we'd put the masks away for good. but dr. fauci saying that there is a consideration right now for the cdc to change their recommendations, meaning that the fully vaccinated may have to begin wearing masks again in public settings. you were still a senior adviser with president biden's covid response team when the cdc pulled back on that indoor mask guidance in may. in retrospect, do you think that was a mistake? did you move too quickly? >> well, here again, we let the fda review the science and make their own decisions. as unusual it is, we at the white house did not make that decision. but i would say is this. when there's a low prevalence of
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cases and there are a lot of people vaccinated, there's very -- there's a lot less reason to wear a mask. so i think that was the case before and in parts of the country, that's still the case. if you go into a room with people you know are vaccinated, very little reason to wear a mask. having said that, now that we have the delta variant spreading and a lot of people in different parts of the country that are testing positive. in missouri, close to 15% positive rate. it does make sense to wear a mask. i liken it to this. wearing -- carrying an -- getting vaccinated is equivalent to carrying an umbrella. it keeps you mostly dry, but doesn't mean in a bad storm you shouldn't also wear a rain jacket if you want to ensure that you stay dry. does make sense to have layers of protection when you need them. >> don't get rid of those masks yet is what you're saying. could still come in handy as we get through this situation with the coronavirus. andy slavitt, thanks for your perspective. appreciate you being here. still to come --
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on tuesday, hearings begin for the house select committee investigating the violent capitol insurrection on january 6th. today a second gop lawmaker bucked the party and joined that committee. illinois congressman adam kinzinger joins liz cheney. here's how he explained the decision to accept that appointment from the democratic house speaker nancy pelosi. quote, we are duty bound to conduct a full investigation on the worst attack on the capitol since 1814 and to make sure it can never happen again.
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i'm joined by cnn senior political analyst john avlon and political commentator margaret hoover. thank you for joining me on a sunday. margaret, let's start with you. do you think that this is a political risk for these two republicans, and if so, just how much of a risk is it? >> yeah, ryan, great to see you. it breaks my heart to say, yeah it is a political risk. they are taking a real political risk by joining this commission but it's a risk that, among many other risks, noble, brave and morally courageous risk they've already taken. liz cheney and adam kinzinger have proved that they have absolute backbone to stand for their positions. the way the january 6th commission has been treated by the house republican leadership going around undermining it, pretending they want a bipartisan, undermining it and lobbying in private against it, and has really -- and then having it pass and suggesting that it's partisan while doing
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everything they can to make it completely partisan has frankly succeeded in undermining the mission of the commission itself and diminishing it to what is perceived by republicans now as a completely partisan witch hunt. so that even republicans who are the good guys, the ones who voted for impeachment, some of them who are in really tight races. and they're all in tight races. they all have primaries, some tougher than others. but it's very difficult for a jaime herrera beutler a dan newhouse or peter meijer to volunteer and sign up for this if they are really going to fight for their seats. what we've seen from liz cheney and adam kinzinger is they just don't care. they're willing to risk their seats, and they might. >> i think of john katko, too, who authored the independent commission and wanted no part of this select committee. kinzinger is there because pelosi kicked out two of kevin mccarthy's two picks.
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this was a political risk for the speaker. to margaret's point about how it's become hyperpartisan. did pelosi make the right call here? >> i think so. you know, look, mccarthy was obviously not operating in good faith. and, you know, you had three folks who voted against the commission. two people who overturned the election to -- signs who signed on to the amicus brief. you come out of the gaetzte say your job is to undermine and attack the ideas behind the commission, that's not bipartisanship. you don't put 9/11 truthers on a 9/11 commission. so i think to some extent pelosi has outflanked him by adding kinzinger to liz cheney. makes it more difficult to call this partisan. at the end of the day, some things are bipartisanship, one is democracy. do you support democracy or trying to overturn elections? members of the sedition caucus
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shouldn't go shredding crocodile tears about this. these two people are credible. it adds to the credibility of the commission and they should go on to do their work to put forward the facts. that's what some are afraid of. >> nancy pelosi, instead of compromising the -- or risking for other republicans who really do need to fight for their seats because this has become so partisan, i would suggest that she reached out to republicans who are not serving in congress now who have stature in order to make this truly bipartisan because that will actually help to undermine this narrative that it's just -- you like that idea? he likes the idea. >> this is good. listen -- >> that's what the 9/11 commission did if you recall. >> the speaker has done that. she had denver riggleman in her office on friday. >> that's great. >> talk about some of these former republican members perhaps serving, not necessarily on the committee but in an advisory capacity. let's talk about covid. and we're seeing the right coalesce around a pro-vaccine
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message. take a listen to this. >> these vaccines are saving lives. they are reducing mortality. >> we should be getting the facts out there and encouraging people to take it. >> get vaccinated. i want to encourage everybody to do that and to ignore all of these other voices that are giving demonstrably bad advice. >> please take covid seriously. i can't say it enough. enough people have died. >> i believe in science. i believe in the science of vaccination. >> so that's a lot of conservative leaders, encouraging people to take the vaccine but in reality, is there really only one person that is important when it comes to this discussion and that's the former president? listen to what he said last night. >> how about the vaccine? i came up with the vaccine. they said it would take three to five years. going to save the world. i recommend you take it, but i also believe in your freedoms 100%. >> so he kind of said you should take it.
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margaret, positive development overall, but, you know, can you explain the about-face from all of these republicans that have been kind of putting the vaccine at an arm's length and now are bear hugging it? >> look, i think -- i think the rubber hit the road in terms of this delta variant and where it started hitting in red states. the fact you had much bigger majorities of people that weren't vaccinated in red states and you saw those numbers in arkansas and missouri and the delta variant becoming the widest and quickest spreading variant. of course, pernicious and lethal to people who are not vaccinated. i think everybody got the message at the same time. i just wish it had happened six months ago. and for the sake -- for -- truly for the sake of people who have suffered and died and lost lives. and this isn't political. but it has been made political by republicans who wouldn't take that stand earlier, and i'm glad they're doing it now. it will save lives. but, man, this was too late.
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>> we're going to have to leave it there, john. sorry, margaret gets the last word. you're probably used to that. >> i'm used to that. >> we'll let you have the first question next time around. thanks for joining me. catch margaret on pbs' "firing line." a quick note about the january 6th committee. wolf blitzer has special coverage of tuesday's hearing at 9:00 a.m. here on cnn. president biden making calls today trying to reach a deal on infrastructure as one of the deal's brokers teases that they are incredibly close to getting there. we'll take you live to the white house when we come back. first, a quick programming note. when it comes to the sitcom, there's one thing we can all agree upon. the workplace has some horrible bosses. from michael scott in "the office" to jack of "30 rock," find out the inspiration to some of your favorite characters on the next new episode of "history of the sitcom" tonight at 9:00 only here on cnn.
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president biden is back at the white house. today he's been calling up key members of congress who are at the office on a sunday trying to bring a major bipartisan infrastructure deal across the finish line. arlette saenz joins me now from the north lawn. tell us where things stand right now. >> president biden has been working the phones today as they are getting closer and closer. those senators up on capitol hill to trying to reach an agreement on a bipartisan infrastructure proposal. the president and his team have
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kept in close touch with these senators as many are hopeful that they could get closer to an agreement by tomorrow. heading into this week, there's really going to be another key test vote hopefully is what senate majority leader chuck schumer is hoping for with this plan. we're also learning there are some still major sticking points when it comes to that bipartisan proposal. one of those being exactly how to pay for it and then also things like water projects and transit funding. but a little earlier today, two of the senators who are involved in those negotiations expressed some optimism about where things are heading. take a listen. >> we're about 90% of the way there. i'm here this weekend working on legislative language with colleagues and staff and i feel good about getting that done this week. >> we're down to the last couple of items and i think you'll see a bill monday afternoon. >> so those senators hopeful that there will be some type of agreement potentially tomorrow and they've been working with
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their teams over the weekend, including today to try to hammer out some of those final details. but even as those lawmakers are working towards that bipartisan infrastructure proposal, there is also that element of the larger $3.5 trillion sweeping package that democrats are expected to pass just on democratic ic lines. and the president as he was arriving back here at the white house just a short while ago was asked about immigration. whether that may be part of the reconciliation proposal. the president saying that he does want to see a path to citizenship, but said that it remains to be seen whether that will be pursued in reconciliation. there are, of course, some questions when it comes to the parliamentarian and whether that will be allowed to be part of the reconciliation package. this week is another critical week for the president when it comes to that infrastructure proposal as he is really trying to find his first major bipartisan legislative win hopefully, he thinks, in the
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coming months. >> arlette, immigration such an important part thif conversation. they not get a bipartisan package and many consider immigration a very important priority. arlette saenz live at the white house, thank you. arkansas has the third lowest vaccination rate in the country. we went there to ask why people there are not getting a life-saving shot free of charge. we'll hear from them, next. you got covid? >> i did. after i got over covid, i had a heart attack. >> why would you not get the vaccine?
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arkansas is one of the nation's main covid hot spots right now. health experts describe the pandemic there as a raging forest fire. not surprisingly it's also a state with one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country. just 36% of the state's residents are fully vaccinated. cnn's ellie reeve went there to find out why. >> it was extremely difficult to watch so many people die and then have people tell you, you know, on facebook or in walmart that you're a liar. >> sonny worked on a covid floor at a hospital at the height of the pandemic.
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what made it surreal was living in arkansas, where so many people, including some in her own family said covid was overblown. >> nurses were really the symbol of this whole pandemic and almost all of the hate has centralized around us. there's ptsd. a lot of us are suffering from it from last year and now we're having people come in and look us in the face and be like, no, i didn't get the vaccine and now i'm sick. >> reporter: arkansas has the third lowest covid-19 vaccine rate in the country. just 36% of the population is fully vaccinated. like many places with low vaccination rates it's now seeing a spike in cases. >> are you going to get the vaccine? >> i have not, and i will not. i'm not a guinea pig. there's not a chance. >> you got covid? >> i did. that's the reason i didn't get it. then after covid, i had a heart attack. >> so why would you not get the vaccine? >> -- >> i see. >> that's good.
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that's better. i believe that it's a freedom issue. and i've worn a mask probably one hour in the entire whole thing since this covid came about. if it's so communicable, why am i still standing? >> we've had people accuse us of giving their loved one something else so that they would die and we could report it as covid. we heard it more than once that we were just fudging the numbers or killing people on purpose to make covid look like it was worse than it was or make it look real when it wasn't. >> for the first majority of the pandemic we wore the same n95 for one to two weeks at a time. >> tell me what you think about the term health care heroes. >> i think it sucks. >> why? >> they dubbed us health care heroes. it just gave the public this really wrong impression that we were sacrificial lambs and willing to die for them. we want to help people. i want to save lives. i want people to get better, but not, you know, at the expense of
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my family's lives either. then you have the public going, you signed up for this. no, i didn't. when i was 17, i enlisted in the army. when i was 22 and went to nursing school, that wasn't on the agenda. i didn't volunteer to die for everybody. even with the vaccine now, it's still a highly politicized thing for no good reason. >> last year sonny started venting on tiktok. >> you're just trying to spread fear. >> if that's what it takes to get you to listen to me, sure. >> i had avoided posting about covid for a long time because of the negative reactions i got. like it hurts my feelings. just a couple of weeks ago i had people in my inboxes threatening to kill me, calling me a murderer. i get called a crisis actor all the time. it's my thing to respond to hate columns with for just $10 into my venmo account i'll tell you about the truth in crisis acting. i've made about $100 so far.
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>>ier, people send you $10? i'm saying covid is real. i'm telling you the truth, not the truth you wanted to hear. sonny says dark jokes bring some relief from a darker reality like that her own health is at risk. her fellow nurse hazel bailey got covid last august and was on a ventilator for 42 days. >> it's real. covid is real. i nearly died from it, and will probably have issues from it for the rest of my life. i have family that they believe that it's real, but they're not concerned with taking the vaccine. they understand some people get it and it's not bad. but i got it, and it was bad. and now we're seeing this new variant hit and it's really hitting arkansas.
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sorry. sorry. my sister doesn't have the vaccine. >> reporter: sonny says that recently covid patients have been telling her they got it at church. this week arkansas had its biggest spike in cases since february and it has the worst case rate in the country. the state is offering vaccination incentives like free lottery tickets. it hasn't convinced many. >> did anyone you know get covid? >> my son had covid. >> how old is he? >> 8. >> that's pretty rare for a young kid. what was that like? >> he was sick a lot. he's been sick a lot for a while and is still sick. we'll have to have him get looked at and see if there's further damage. i don't know. he got real sick. fever every day for weeks. >> are you guys going to get the vaccine? >> no. no vaccine. >> how come? >> i just don't trust the government. >> are you going to get the vaccine? >> absolutely not. my kids are not going to get it. none of us. >> how come? >> i just let the world work its natural ways. >> are you able to get religious exemption at school for your
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kids? is that how -- >> no, i mean, we take the stuff if you have to. >> what do you mean when you say you don't usually get vaccines. >> we didn't do the -- any of the befores. it's something that i don't believe in. i haven't ever, it seems it only comes about every presidency and it seems like it's either crowd control or whatever you want to call it, but i want my family to have nothing to do with it. we've always been healthy and just seems to work better that way. >> not everyone around here feels this way p. i think you need to get it because it's not only helping you. it can help your whole family. everybody around you. >> it's better to take a chance on the shot than take a chance on the covid. cowboy up and go in there and get a shot and come out of there like a grown-up. >> come here. come here. >> one of my biggest fears is this new wave of covid. a lot of nurses with compassion fatigue. i'm really scared how that's going to play out because a lot of the cases are in nonvaccinated individuals. if i had a patient come in that wasn't vaccinated with covid like i have, obviously, i'm
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still going to treat them to the best of my ability, but i know some nurses that had to quit because they don't have it in them to do that. a lot of ours would give you the shirt off your back to help you out for a stranger. i think that a lot of people being anti-covid and anti-vaccine is just a product of the way that we were raised here. but they're not bad people. >> coming up next -- covid vaccinations dividing the sports world. at least one nfl player says he might leave the league over the new rules about the vaccine. first, here's cnn's julia chatterley with covid's effect on the stock market. >> i can tell you investors are bracing for more volatility this week. the delta variant, inflation concerns and corporate earnings are grabbing the headlines and driving whiplash on wall street. just this week you can add the federal reserve now to the mix, too. the central bank releasing its latest policy statement on
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wednesday. last meeting the fed indicated interest rate hikes are coming in 2023, one year sooner than expected. investors are looking for any change to that messaging and also want to know when the fed will begin rolling back its massive bond purchases. also coming this week, one of the most eagerly awaited ipos of the year.robinhood goes public on thursday. it translates into a market value of $35 billion. robinhood hugely popular but also controversial. regulators are scrutinizing its business model which critics say is rife with conflicts of interest. in new york, i'm julia chatterley.
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only one professional sports league managed to play every single game last season, and that is the nfl. this season the league is focusing on getting players vaccinated. it's the carrot and stick approach. teams with an 85% vaccination rate will enjoy significant easing of covid protocols. if there's an outbreak among unvaccinated players, they may have to forfeit a game.
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unvaccinated players may even be fined for breaking covid protocols. players are criticizing this move. some superstars like deandre hopkins who wrote, being put in a position to hurt my team because i don't want to partake in the vaccine is making my question my future in the nfl. mike, you played eight years in the nfl, but you've also been around the game forever. basically the nfl is saying that unvaccinated players could cost their team a win. you know in the nfl one loss could be a difference between going to the playoffs and not. how much pressure do you know is being exerted in the locker rooms from coaches and other players to get their fellow players to get the vaccine? >> i don't think there's any doubt there's going to be pressure to do that. listen, we know what this is
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about. this is about money. the nfl, while they didn't have any cancellations last year, they normally make about $14 billion. they made $9 billion. all the games, there were no fans, so they lost a lot of money. while they still make a lot of money, they're basically telling the unvaccinated, if you're going to cost us money, we're going to cost you money. understand one thing. they're the exact same protocols last year. the big thing to remember here is this is negotiated by the nfl and the union of what would go on last year before there was a vaccine if guys broke the protocol, if they went out tonigh to nightclubs or went out in public or exposed themselves to covid, they would have been fined. now they're saying, if you choose to -- they're not mandating the vaccine, though it can be a bit of a strong arm for sure. they're saying if you're the
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reason your team has to forfeit, neither team is going to get a game check. your team is going to get the loss and your team may have to pay some other money as well. >> i don't want to make it seem as if there's a ground swell of nfl players that say they don't want the vaccine, but there have been some prominent players being passionate about not wanting to get the vaccinate or just not wanting to talk about it. are you surprised? >> not at all. there has been animosity between players and league forever. there's always been that animosity kind of like if the league says something that you have to do it, a lot of plaiyer are saying i don't want to do it. this is free choice. i'm fully vaccinated. it was my choice. they have the choice to get vaccinated or not. but with choices come
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consequences. the nfl is a business that has now set some rules they want followed. you don't have to get vaccinated and it may not cost you anything. you may not test positive. you may not have a forfeit. it may be a moot point. it doesn't surprise me at all that some players are speaking out. but i will say this about a term i used to use on air a lot, that i don't think there's anyway on god's green earth that a player will retire over this. i heard deoneandre hopkins twee that out and he took it down immediately. i don't think you're going to get a high profile player making a whole lot of money that is going to retire over this. i do not see that happens. >> from the buffalo bills cole beasley making a similar threat. your team on the cleveland indians saying good-bye to their nickname and coming up with the
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new name of the cleveland guardians. they're saying they're being respectful, a certain former president last night saying he's not buying it, former president trump. do you think cleveland is making the right move here? >> well, we've seen so many sports teams change their names. we're seeing the washington football team do the same thing. my answer to this, i'm not this hot take guy. i grew up in cleveland. i grew up on the indians. that was my team. i say, you know what, it doesn't matter what i think. they changed it. in two years nobody's going to care. everybody's going to call them the guardians and they'll move on. some guy tweeted i'll always call them the indians. you're still going to watch them. everybody will be yused to it over a matter of time. >> thank you for being here. >> thanks. i'm ryan nobles.
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