tv New Day Weekend With Christi Paul and Boris Sanchez CNN August 1, 2021 3:00am-4:00am PDT
welcome to your new day on this sunday. i'm christi paul. >> i'm boris sanchez. as coronavirus cases surge we are getting a fresh look at how effective vaccines have been in preventing serious illness as health experts work to bridge this confidence gap with the unvaccinated. >> yeah, and you know what? the rent is due today. millions of people who can't afford to pay could be kicked out after the federal eviction moratorium expired hours ago.
can congress still act to help the people who need it? plus, balancing act as companies reopen their offices, some employers are finding it difficult to get workers back in. how vaccination status is becoming latest flashpoint in office politics. and gold medal man. american swimmer caeleb dressel wraps up yet another big win and will soon head home with five gold medals. more on the big day for team usa. your "new day" starts right now. ♪ good morning to you. thank you so much for keeping us company here this morning on this sunday, august 1st, boris. >> christi, autumn is on the horizon. it is unbelievable. >> i am looking at it. i am looking at it.
i know. so listen, we want to begin with this new month and new numbers of covid cases that really we haven't seen in months. >> yeah, and it's this more contagious delta variant that is erasing some of the progress made earlier this year in the united states. the month of july ending with a daily rate of infections across the country almost seven times what it was in late june. hospitalizations and deaths also rising sharply. but it seems like people are paying attention. after beaks of dwindling numbers, the rate of vaccination is on the rise especially in southern states where vaccination rates have lagged behind therist of the country. more cities and states are reinstituting mask mandates. politics could disrupt those efforts. >> florida, for instance, is emerging as one of the hardest hit states, approaching a record high number of daily covid cases. students are returning to school in the coming weeks as well.
the number of new cases in children old enough to be vaccinated is at 22% and the state's ron desantis is going after communities, implementing safety measures, threatening to cut state funding from any schools that compel students to mask up. >> this governor has become a champion for people who don't want it wear masks and follow the cdc. that's who he is feeding dogma and ideology to. he should be a screaming for people to get vaccinated, urging them to wear masks. he is like the pied piper leading everybody off a cliff right now. >> let's go to cnn's paolo sandoval now. the politics aside, the data here is clear and it reinforces what we're hearing from experts that the most effective way to protect yourself and your loved ones is simply to get vaccinated. >> yeah, good morning, christi, hey, boris, as you know, as you have seen, the nation's capital
bringing back mask mandates, requiring everybody over the age of 2 regardless of vaccination status to wear masks indoors. in new york city mayor de blasio making an announcement tomorrow as well. this happens as not only are vaccination numbers on the rise in new york state, also the number of positive covid tests as well. with covid cases on the rise across the country the latest figure frs the cdc reinforce the importance of getting vaccinated. new data shows less than 0.004% of people who got the vaccine have experienced break through cases enough to warrant vaccination and less have tied from the disease. >> the news is phenomenal with these vaccines, even with the super congreaggressive i have d variant. >> reporter: now 97% of the people in the hospital with covid and nearly all of the
covid deaths being reported are among the unvaccinated. the past three weeks have seen more people getting vaccines, especially in states that have been lagging the most. experts are pushing to get people to take the shots. one georgia county offering $50 debit cards to those getting vaccinated on saturday. it seemed to help. >> i have always thought, well, really, they need to offer me an incentive to get the vaccine. the money is what got me here, you know. just bottom line. >> reporter: other people say they simply don't trust the shot or the government offering it to them and that as medical experts and political officials looking for ways to bridge the confidence gap. >> millions of folks are just a couple of questions being answered away from getting vaccinated. >> you have to give people hope. we are not going to throw up our hands and concede defeat to this deadly virus. it's one arm, one shot, one
life. and we just got to keep pumping and grinding until we reach herd immunity. >> reporter: the fiance of a nevada man who waited too long to get the shot to ensure there were no dangerous side effects is urging everyone to stop hesitating and do it now before it's too late. >> everybody can have a bad reaction to any vaccine throughout history. but i would take a bad reaction to the vaccine over having to bury my husband. i would take that any day. >> and once again you are beginning to hear many of those heartbreaking stories. again, we cannot say it enough. florida a big concern here for parents, testing positive up to 22% right now. governor desantis banning the implementation of mask mandates by local governments.
certainly a big -- eating to a b debate. >> thank you so much, paolo. dr. matthew with us now a public health specialist. so good to see you. so one of the other things that we're hearing a lot about is that younger people are getting sick. help us understand what younger means. are we talking people in their 40s in are we talking about teenagers? can you give us some scope on that? >> yeah, good morning, christi. i think all of those age groups thaw mentioned would be categorized in that younger group. i was talking to an er doc last night on a group chat with three or four er physicians in the city and they are telling me that the average age depending on the er is 45. 40 years old. you are having teenagers come in that are sick, short of breath. you are getting more icu admissions of the younger populations that we didn't see a month or two months ago.
what really worries me is if we don't ramp up these vaccines, there could be a time when the vaccines don't work at all and that's called vaccine evasion. can you imagine if the delta variant combined with the alpha variant, the beta variant in south africa, there is some u.k. analysis that is predicting there will be a time absolutely when these vaccines won't work. so this is the time, now, to get the vaccine so you can prevent dying and being hospitalized. >> so are you saying people who have the vaccine now, obviously, are you saying the vaccine is only good for a certain period of time? we have talked about booster shots. but when you talk about further mutations, i am not sure that people really understand what you mean. does it mean that the vaccine we have now will be obsolete? >> so the vaccines that we have
right now work extremely well to prevent you from falling sick and from dying. almost close to zero percent chance of that happening if you get the vaccine we have now and that is because we always have to talk about the vaccines with respect to the current variant that's dominant. so the delta variant compared to the alpha variant has already dropped the efficacy of the vaccine by 10%. so what i'm saying is, if we don't have enough people getting vaccinated in the next few weeks, in the next few months, remember, this virus is a very dangerous virus. it is already mutating and it can form another dangerous variant in the next four weeks. guess what might happen? if this is more contagious than delta it drops the efficacy. get the vaccines now. >> so that's the point. the variant, if you get
vaccinated, that prevents future mutations. is that what you are saying? >> that's exactly right. if you prevent the -- that's right, christi. if you prevent the transmission of the virus from one person to another, there is not going to be any mutation that can form. you are closing the door. >> you have said that this is the a national security issue, the white house has to look at legal options for federally mandating factors like masking and whatnot. i wonder how you think that would work in this sense. there are so many people that probably feel like they are being preached at. there are medical experts who i'm sure are exhausted of trying to tell people how important this is, even with the proof that this works and that the vaccines are helping so much. what makes you believe people will listen to a mandate as opposed to something else? >> well, you know, christi, we
tried everything else. we have given free beer, free scholarships right here, actually paying people to get the vaccine, $50, $100. if that doesn't work, how long are we going to wait? how many more people should die unnecessarily? i mean, before the vaccines, remember, christi, people were relying solely on masks, which, by the way, work effectively to prevent the transmission of this virus. now that we have the ammunition, people are still not getting the vaccine. we're talking possibly millions could die, especially of the scenario that i just painted about this super variant developing. and we're talking about millions of people dying. that's a national security issue. and the reason that i mention the federal mandate, which i know in america, i am not a lawyer, it may not fly, is that if you leave it up to each state and each county, you get a patchwork of these types of recommendations and guidelines and we know that from last
summer and the winter that never really worked. so i think that it's really important for president biden to look at the options of a federal mandate to encourage people. we are not forcing this vaccine. but we have to, if you mandate the vaccine, christi, people will get the vaccine. a larger population will get it. >> dr. matthew, we appreciate all the work you do. thank you for sharing your expertise with us. have a good day. >> you bet. ahead this hour, out of time. the moratorium on evictions has expired with no relief in sight. what that means for millions of americans and the reaction on capitol hill. . /*. also, simone biles, well, she is seeing her olympic dreams slip away. she dropped out of another event in tokyo. we'll tell you what we know. el my husband's got his moves back. an alternative to pain pills voltaren is
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we are 16 minutes past the hour and it is the first of the month. so the rent is due, but millions of americans who can't pay are facing possible eviction. >> yeah, a federal ban on evictions expired at midnight last night after congress failed to extent the moratorium. now, missouri congresswoman cori bush slept outside the capitol steps friday night to draw attention to the crisis affecting millions of families. >> i'm dirty i'm sticky. i'm sweaty. this is how people will have to live if we don't do something. 7 million people, 6 million, 11 million, how many ever it is, they deserve their human dignity and for the people paying to represent them and show up and do the work to make sure they have hair basic needs met. what is there to talk about or negotiate about have a disagreement about. we are talking about humans that will sleep on the street, that there is no discussion. we are talking about saving lives and you have -- how can we not stand up for those folks,
our most vulnerable in our communities? those that are looking to us because when we signed up to be in congress we said that we would serve and we would represent every single person in our district regardless of socioeconomic status, if they live in a home or not. at the end of the day the job is to serve. so let's serve. and i don't care if it doesn't is matter we think who should have nmoney and who shouldn't. the money is there. there is $40 billion on the table that hasn't been spent. >> millions of people are wondering that very same thing. they are also wondering what do they do if they face the possibility of eviction? we are talking to someone next hour who has that fear right now because she is at risk of losing her home. we will hear her story. the question -- the other question out of all of this that people are asking is who is to blame for not extending the moratorium on evictions?
>> house speaker nancy pelosi says that lawmakers ran out of time and she is also pointing the finger at republicans. let's get out live to capitol hill and cnn congressional reporter daniella diaz. pelosi is on the offensive here. i think one of the questions for her is whether she thought democrats had the votes to get something passed. of course, what happens now? >> reporter: right. house speaker nancy pelosi is blaming democrats in a tweet yesterday she said in an act of pure cruelty, republicans blocked this measure leaving children and families out on the streets. this was part of a tweet thread addressing the fact that this vix moratorium that ended last night at midnight. democrats didn't even have the votes to pass this on their own. these house democratic leaders were scrambling friday. the day before they leave for a seven-week recess to try to pass a bill to extend this eviction
moratorium and in the end some moderate house democrats left. they went on their recess before the votes could happen and republicans did block the measure, but that is because the house democrats didn't have the votes. but this all comes, of course, because the supreme court ruled last month that the cdc order stay in place, this extension of the eviction moratorium could stay in place to july 31 but then congress had to act to extend this. house speaker nancy pelosi said in a letter yesterday that the house is on call to try to pass a bill on this, but really the bigger are problem is, even if the house passes a bill to extend the eviction moratorium, the senate probably won't be able to pass a bill. senate democrats can't really beat the 60-vote threshold needed to break the filibuster to pass this bill. lots of problems hear. it's unclear where this stands. house speaker nancy pelosi did say in a tweet yesterday that the white house and house democratic leaders are urging
state and local fwofts to disperse that $46.5 billion in emergency rental assistance so that families can stay in their homes. >> so the other big story we are following on capitol hill is this $1 trillion infrastructure bill. what is the stays there? >> we are in a holding pattern because the text has not been finalized on this bill. and until that text is done, that's when the senate can actually vote to -- and proceed with the -- trying to pass this bipartisan infrastructure proposal. senate majority leader chuck schumer updated the senate floor a couple times yesterday a in a rare senate section saying they are working on the text, staffers are working very hard to finalize this text, but -- and we're expecting for it to be done today. but, you know -- excuse me. the senate is in session until late later. we will wait and see. >> daniella diaz from capitol hill, thank you so much. let's dig deeper and talk all things political with daniel
litman, a white house reporter for politico. good morning. we appreciate you spending time with us this sunday morning. let's start with this federal ban on evictions that expired at midnight. as you heard there from daniella, the blame game has started. in your eyes, who is ultimately responsible for this lapse? i mean, this was on the calendar. everybody sort of knew it was coming. i also wonder if there are any real political ramifications for this. >> well, it feels like the white house and congressional democrats are to blame for this because it's hard for pelosi -- pelosi's argument that, hey, they told bus this earlier this week credible given she could have been reading the news and the supreme court ruling was not exactly secret. and so they should have been in much better touch in terms of deciding on a strategy to go forward. instead of letting millions of
people potentially get evicted starting today. >> i also want to touch on infrastructure. the senate reconvening at noon to work on that bipartisan bill. still not finalized. how do you see it playing out? what are you going to be watching for today to give you an indication of how soon this might get a vote? >> i am going to be watching to see how many republicans actually vote for it and what they actually say about it. are they going to -- is this going to be a ticket for democrats to have a much better chance of success keeping the house and the senate next year because they can say we did something bipartisan. one white house official told me that that is kind of an indication of that america can accomplish things and not get, you know, mired in internal rivalries. so we can show dictator ships like china, hey, this is something that we can do both
democrats and republicans and not, you know, and we can prove to the world that america democracy is still strong. >> yeah, that's a priority for this white house, right? not just actually getting money to fix roads and bridges, but also to fulfill president joe biden's promise he can work together with republicans to actually pass laws. let's pivot now to the january 6th committee. members have said that everything is going to be on the table for the next stage of their investigation, including subpoenas for some of their republican colleagues, including mo brooks, jim jordan, even house minority leader kevin mccarthy. what would you expect to happen if these members are called to testify? >> i think they are going to try to evade such subpoenas because they don't want to be in the position of disclosing what they consider are private conversations with the white house and with president trump, former president trump, about what happened on january 6th,
and what kind of candid conversations they were -- mccarthy was telling trump in terms of, hey, you should top these people, given that mccarthy's message and other republicans have pivoted back to, well, this is speaker pelosi's fault. why didn't she handle the security properly? if they are making that argument, then why aren't they talking about senate minority leader mitch mcconnell who was the majority leader then should have been eying the store as well then. >> yeah. i think just given the way that some like jim jordan have had a difficult time answering questions regarding his conversations with donald trump on january 6th, he likely does not want to sit in front of that committee to testify. daniel, thank you for the time. >> thank you. so here is a question for you. what do goats eat? goats, of course, as in the greatest of all time. that's the question out of
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team usa has been flexing its husmuscles in the pool at t tokyo olympics, especially caeleb dressel. his dominant performance landing him five gold medals, including two more on the final day of swimming. >> coy wire is live from tokyo for us. how do these guys celebrate? i mean, five gold medals? for heaven's sakes. >> yeah, this is years of training for this one moment, christi. good to see you, and boris. caeleb dressel certainly one who has been taking advantage of the
moment. the reason he is being called the next michael phelps, since the rio olympics he has annihilated his competitions. now an olympic legend is blossoming. 50 meter freestyle, the fastest man in the pool on the planet. caeleb crushed it like christi and boris on a sunday. he took gold with an olympic record time of 21.07 seconds. then the butterfly leg, helping the 4x100 medley relay team win in a record time there. dressel getting his fifth gold medal. three of them in individual events here in tokyo. the only other swimmers to do that, mark spitz and michael phelps. here he is. >> i think the u.s. has been dominant for so many years and for me to have my little stamp on the sport, of course it's special. i don't want to take anything away from michael. i don't want to take anything away from mark.
you know, of course i am happy with how i did here. it's not my goal to beat anybody in particular. it's about achieving what i feel like my potential is. >> reporter: dressel adding to his olympic gold medal count, in addition to the two in rio. right now he is the gold standard of men's swimming. the g.o.a.t. of women's swimming katie ledecky, brings two golds and two silveras back home, ten olympic medals in her career. i talked to her today. she told pethat it's still like a dream come true. here she is. >> it's an amazing feeling to be bringing home two golds and two silvers here and to compete in my third olympics. it's something i never would have imagined when i first started swimming. >> reporter: what do g.o.a.t.s eat? >> healthy. >> reporter: after years of sacrificing, discipline, a celebra celebratory meal and how are you going to relax now that it's
over? >> i did have a hamburger after i was done. that tasted good. i am just going to enjoy spending time with family and friends and telling them the stories. i can't wait to get back to the u.s. and give them a hug. >> simone biles has made an incredible impact on the games. we are seeing how powerful mind is. there is not many people in the world who can say they have navigated what you have in your career. when you felt those sorts of moments, how -- what got you through them? how did you navigate those situations? >> i try to just stay focused on my own goals and try not to let external expectations get to me too much. swimming is not the only thing i enjoy doing. i am passionate about other things, as well. so i am really happy that i just finished my degree at stanford and just had a great time there as well. so there is so much more to life than swimming and the olympics and the people around me remind me of that. >> reporter: congratulations, katie ledecky. she is not done.
2024, maybe 2028 olympics still in her. the athlete that everyone wanted to to see here at the games, simone biles, has taken herself out of a fifth event in tokyo. the floor routine on monday. this is in addition to the team final and today's individual vault and uneven bars events. friday simone biles revealed a now deleted post she couldn't tell up from down in a practice session here in tokyo. she said that whas scary. she had no idea how or where she was going to land. the 24-year-old said that when she has had the twisties it's taken two or more weeks to go away. a team usa official told me earlier there is no deadline for biles to pull out of the beam competition. we will have to wait and see if we will see her again on an olympic stage. all right. the race to become the fastest woman in the world had some added drama before tokyo with
sha'carri robinson out serving a ban for marijuana, but in her absence jamaica making a huge statement in the 100 meter dash, finishing one, two, and three. furthering a long tale of dominance defending olympic champ elaine thompson heraa by 0.01 second. shelly an frazier price, five-time olympian. sherika jackson took the bronze. boris and christi, i think jamaica is doing fine. the women over the past five olympic games have won 13 of the 15 available medals in the women's 100 meter dash. unbelievable. >> their reaction is worth seeing again. i mean, if you -- yeah. if you just need -- if you couldn't get -- wrap her head around it. i am sure it's sinking in. congratulations to all of them. coy, good to see you. >> thanks. >> sure. we know it's been a week of
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americans particularly those who are vaccinated are looking for some more clarity on how to stay safe. the surge in cases forced the white house to shift to a more urgent tone. when testicomes to the actual messaging, that's not clear. >> the biden administration's handling of the delta surge is leaving americans confused and frustrated, and it is fueling media overreaction and political manipulation. here to discuss that aspect is the anchor of reliable sources and cnn chief media correspondent brian stelter. good morning. >> good morning. >> look, a lot of americans are cynical about the government's covid response. some people feel misinformed, uninformed, and in the last typhoon days we have seen reversal on guidance. masks are required again, even for vaccinated people, and the cdc is reporting that in some extremely rare cases fully vaccinated people can spread the virus.
science is a process, right? and with this unprecedented virus you can expect new data to change the approach. but at some point people get worn out, not just with misinformation, but legitimate messaging that is accurate, but can appear contradictory, especially if it doesn't fit neatly into a headline. >> yes, because even accurate but cherry-picked data can be misleading. one of the key numbers this weekend is that 99.93% of fully vaccinated americans have not tested positive for covid. in other words, the vast majority of americans who have been vaccinated have not become ill with this virus. and yet the numbers and the headlines in the last few days from outlets like "the washington post" and "new york times" have portrayed a situation that seems like a crisis for the vaccinated than it actually is. look, i could see this coming when the cdc indicated they were going to be issuing new guidance
based on areas with high or substantial case counts. i log on to the cdc website trying to figure out where my county stands in the data, and the website is so clunky, so poorly designed, so hard to find basic information. you could see there was a communications problem brewing, a disaster ahead. and i think really that's what this comes down to. the cdc has lots of information, lots of data, but doesn't know how to present it well to the public. so it's really a communications and credibility crisis for the cdc, and one of the downstream effects is that sometimes the media coverage seems overwrought and sometimes hysterical, frankly. >> well, i almost wonder if part of the answer is just that the cdc, sit down with somebody from the white house, and they go over the information before -- right before it's released so it is a definitive collective unified message, and that messaging, i think, is what's
been lost. we know that the biden administration official told cnn the media's coverage doesn't match the moment. the white house saying it's been hyperbolic and, frankly, irresponsible in a way that hardens vaccine hesitancy and the white house is concerned the media is too focused op breakthrough infections. so the reports are they reached out to some media outlets to dial back the coverage, right, brian, and focus on the unvaccinated. is that the right approach? >> right. they are privately and publicly saying the same thing, which some of this coverage has been hyperbolic. i would put that back on the cdc and the government agencies. it is their job to communicate in a public health crisis and explain exactly what the new information indicates. and i think a lot of what has happened in the last few days is that there is a reluctance or a fear or an attempt to not to try to shame or put too much pressure on the unvaccinated. so there is an attempt to draw a fine line, to walk a fine
tightrope to put more pressure on the vaccinated to try to help the others who are not. there are those kinds of dynamics that are about psychology and sociology. when you have public health agencies and these elected officials trying to do politics in the midst of psychology and sociology, it doesn't always work out. ultimately, it is on the media to get through this data to try to be really clear ain headline about who is in danger and who is not in danger. ultimately for all of us to make our own risk choices, make -- figure out our own risk tolerance because that's what we're in now. the phase of the pandemic where we all have to make our own choices about risk. to do that we need accurate data from the cdc. we need much better presentations from the white house and news outlets to frame it carefully. >> yeah, it's the framing that's key because with so much misinformation out there, the last thing you want is someone to misinterpret what is actually good news and that is that, as you noted, these breakthrough
cases happen in fewer than 0.1 of a single percent. so the vaccines are extremely, extremely effective. you can catch brian later this morning on "reliable sources." it starts at 11:00 a.m. eastern right here on cnn. up next, returning to work is only getting more complicated as the delta variant spreads. it's even prompting confrontations between vaccinated and unvaccinated employees. details after a quick break. life... doesn't stop for diabetes.
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throughout the pandemic working from home has made a huge difference for some families. for many it's brought a better work/life balance, no traffic jams or long commutes to work. >> yeah, it also brought more flexibility when it came to childcare and chores. now some employers are urging, demanding, that employees get back to the office. more on these competing interests we're seeing now. >> i'm producing more work. i can be held accountable virtually. i don't actually need to be physically in the office. >> reporter: some workers aren't ready yet to give up the flexibility and safety of working from home. but from the employer perspective, it's time. >> if you can go to a restaurant in new york city, you can come into the office.
and we want you in the office. >> reporter: offices for some wall street firms are already nearly full. other industries preparing to return around labor day. >> at its core perform best from people in person being human. >> reporter: this exclusive work from home period may be coming to an end, whether employees like it or not. >> employers are saying the struggle with the narrative this is good for me is that we pay. it has to be good for us. it must be mutually beneficial. >> reporter: this tricky re-entry made more difficult by employees questioning the safety of the workplace amid surging cases of the delta variant in the u.s. >> we created schism between vaccinated employees and unvaccinated employees. we've literally had reports of employees confronting unvaccinated employees and literally almost getting into physical fights. >> reporter: a june survey showing 63% of workers support vaccine mandates at work.
>> many employers are hearing from their workers, from their employees, that they want to know that people are vaccinated. >> reporter: new york city employers are growing more confident workers will be in the office come september from 45% in march to 62% in may. willingness to return to the office, though, is uneven. >> the young tech employees, it seems to be much tougher to get them back. >> reporter: the balancing act also important for small businesses. >> while there is concern about forcing people to come back or get vaccinated, there is also a lot of concern about the overall economy of the city. a big piece is the commuters working remotely, not patronizing the local stores. >> reporter: childcare is still a problem until it's clear that schools can reopen in person for good. also a concern, the impact on careers of those who don't want to return to the office. >> two, three, five years from
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flow. >> yeah, for the latest let's bring in meteorologist allison chinchar hiefb from the cnn weather center. this rain is some relief, but only to a degree because it creates problems all its own? >> yeah, you would be surprised how little rain to takes to really trigger some of those debris flows and mudslides on some of those burn scar areas. this is a live look at the radar. there was a lot of activity yesterday afternoon and into the evening, a lot of lightning. even today we anticipate more of this activity to kick back up, which is why you have the flash flood watches in effect for over half a dozen states in the western portion of the country. now, overall, most of these areas likely to pick up less than one inch of rain total. and again that may not sound like much, but remember only a half of an inch or less in just less than one hour is enough to trigger some of those flash flooding areas across where you have the burn scars. if you notice from this map, the
same area we have the marginal and slight risk for excessive rainfall overlays the areas with the wildfires and burn scars. this will be a concern not only for the northern portion but any of these areas that are dealing with the fires. >> allison chinchar, thank you so much. good morning. and welcome to "new day." i'm boris sanchez. >> i'm christi paul. we are talking about coronavirus cases that are surging. we are getting a fresh look at how effective vaccines have been in preventing serious illnesses. health experts are working to bridge the confidence gap with the unvaccinated. plus, uncertain future. millions of americans who can't afford to pay rent are on edge this morning after the federal eviction moratorium expired hours ago. we are joined by a woman who is concerned that means she could soon lose her home. and change of