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hello and welcome to all of you watching us here in the united states, canada, and all around the world. i'm kim brunhuber. ahead on "cnn newsroom," in custody, behind bars, and arraigned. the parents of the michigan school shooting suspect has been charged, but more charges may be ahead. and the coronavirus variant omicron moving around the globe with astonishing speed. we're live in london and johannesburg with the latest. plus, the paradox behind the rebounding job market and the public with a negative view of the economy, while millions of americans are quitting their jobs. we'll dive into the psychology of inflation. the fallout from tuesday's horrific school shooting in michigan continues, as police say another person could face
charges for helping the parents of the alleged shooter. james and jennifer crumbley are each being held on a $500,000 bond in the same county jail as their 15-year-old son. they have pleaded not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter. now, this exclusive video shows the couple being taken into custody from a warehouse in detroit after setting off a fugitive manhunt. police say someone helped the pair get into that building. >> we believe they were assisted in that location to get there, to get in. and we're gathering that information and we're going to have the totality of that done fairly soon and present that to our prosecutor for potential charges for either aiding and abetting or obstruction of justice. >> during the crumbley's arraignment on saturday, their lawyers claimed they'd fully intended to turn themselves in before being arrested. they also denied that their client's son had unrestricted
access to the gun he's accused of using during the shooting spree that left four students dead. cnn's athena jones has more details from michigan. >> reporter: hi, there. james and jennifer crumbley found hiding in a detroit warehouse early saturday morning. they were arraigned later in the morning, each faces four counts of involuntary manslaughter in the death of the four teens that their son, ethan crumbley, is charged with murdering. each of these counts of involuntary manslaughter carries up to 15 years in prison and a $7,500 fine and mandatory dna collection. it is very, very rare to see the parents charged in a high school shooting case, but oakland county prosecutor karen mcdonald explained why she was making that move. >> both defendants were aware that he was searching ammunition on his phone at school, instead of reacting to that as a concerned parent and worried about safety, mrs. crumbley texted, lol, i'm not mad, just
next time don't get caught. and then, obviously, on this very tragic day, on the 30th, they were called to the school and -- about their son's drawing, which literally depicted threats and acts of violence, and instead of disclosing to the school that he had full access to this weapon, they chose not to, chose not to take their son home, they chose not to tell anybody that he might be dangerous, when it was clear and they had every likelihood that he was and instead they left. >> reporter: and instead they left. the prosecutor saying that these parents, had they acted, could have prevented this tragedy from happening, therefore they are criminally negligent. we did hear from the lawyers representing jennifer and james crumbley. they insist that even though the crumbleys did not show up for their arraignment on friday, they were not, in fact, fleeing. take a listen to what one of their lawyers had to say. >> last night and throughout the
day, we were in contact with our clients. they were scared, they were terrified, they were not at home. they were figuring out what to do, getting finances in order. this case is absolutely the saddest, most tragic, worst case imaginable. there is absolutely no doubt. but our clients were absolutely going to turn themselves in. it was just a matter of logistics. and all the prosecution had to do was communicate with me about it. >> so, they say this was all about a miscommunication, but the oakland county prosecutor and sheriff say, look, the crumbleys went to a nearby atm, they withdrew $4,000. they did this at a place that wasn't very far from the place that they were expected to turn themselves in. that doesn't seem like someone who was trying to turn themselves in. one more thing i should note is that there is a third person who police say helped them get into the warehouse where they were
found hiding. that person could face charges as well, aiding and abetting or obstruction of justice, those exact charges will be up to the oakland county prosecutor. athena jones, cnn, pontiac, michigan. >> so as we just saw there, the crumbley's first court appearance was filled with allegations by both the prosecutor and the defense attorney regarding the handling of this case. earlier, cnn legal analyst joey jackson shared his thoughts on the arraignment. here he is. >> the whole purpose of that, of course, is to number one, apprise the parents of what they're chandler with. number two, for the parents to enter a plea, of which they did of not guilty, number three, for bail to be set, and ultimately to have the case come back. and at that particular arraignment, there were some accusations. the defense pretty much indicating that their clients were never absconding from justice, that there was a miscommunication with the prosecutor, and that they, the defendants, who they represent, the crumbleys, at all times had
intended to turn themselves. but the only issue with that is it pretty much belies the facts as we know them. in the event that you get assistance into a warehouse, in the event you're hiding in a warehouse, in the event that you take out $4,000 the day before, which may be indicative of you pretty much planning to go somewhere, it sort of is contrary to an allegation that they were not really absconding. and so ultimately, everything turns on its facts. we'll see what's factually accurate and what's not. we do know that bail was set and we'll see when they appear in court with regard to their criminality and the prosecutor's case, whether they could be a conviction hearing moving forward. four young lives taken. the life of their accused killer now hangs in limbo. the attack has become sadly and so uniquely american. the family of 17-year-old ma madisyn baldwin was expected to watch her graduate high school this spring. she had already been expected to several colleges, some with full
scholarships. she was an artist who loves to read and write. she leaves behind three younger siblings. tate meier was a star football player on the school varsity team and helped his team make it to the playoffs this year. >> man, it feels awesome. it feels great. in the rain, this is where we live. rain is just like football, tough, muddy, everything about us is tough. >> just last month, his family watched him play in what we now know would be his final game. tate was just 16 years old. and fellow student, hanna st. julianna was just 14 years old. she was on the school's women's basketball team and her teammates describe her as kind and silly. tuesday night, the day of the shooting, hanna was set to play in her first oxford high school game. justin schilling was incredibly smart and hard working. he was part of the school's district's back baprogram.
his single life now saving multiple others. justin was 17. the latest coronavirus variant, omicron, is moving around the globe with astonishing speed. it's a wave that's maybe feudal by a piece of genetic code that omicron copied from another highly contagious coronavirus, the common cold. in south africa, where omicron was first found, covid cases have quadrupled since tuesday. it's now been detected in at least 40 countries and the u.s. is no exception. cases have now been confirmed in at least 16 states. but experts insist there's no reason to panic. no deaths have been reported from this strain and so far most cases have been mild. still, many countries are scrambling to impose new rules and travel restrictions. as of monday, entering the u.s.
from abroad requires a negative covid test one day before departure, and that includes u.s. citizens. cnn's salma abdelaziz has more. >> the omicron variant has put the world on edge, triggering new travel bans and lockdown measures. more than 35 countries have reported cases of the coronavirus variant. doctors and scientists are racing to gather data to determine if it's more transmissible, causes more severe illness, and whether it could impact the efficacy of vaccines. >> some of the earlier posts that we've had, starting with the province where it was first observed and across the provinces of south africa, we do think that it is quite infectious, quite transmissible. it is something to worry about. certainly, we didn't want to see another variant emerge and spread around the world at this stage of the pandemic. certainly not what we wanted. but we're not entirely surprised. and i think we're much better prepared to handle it. >> reporter: but many countries are taking no chances.
in germany, chancellor angela merkel announced a nationwide lockdown for all unvaccinated people. >> italy imposed mask mandates in rome and sicily ahead of the holidays. and ireland introduced new restrictions, closing nightclubs and imposing a 50% capacity cap for indoor events. rio de janeiro canceled new year's eve celebrations after brazil detected its first omicron cases. south african scientists first detected omicron. covid-19 cases in the country nearly quadrupled between tuesday and friday, passing the 3 million mark for the first time since the start of the pandemic. 70 to 75% of the cases sequenced in south africa in november were confirmed to be of the omicron variant. health officials continue to underscore how important it is to get vaccinated and boosted against covid-19. in the uk, prime minister boris
johnson received his booster and urged residents to do the same, as soon as possible. >> the target that we've set ourselves is to offer a booster to everyone eligible by the end of january. and as with the first jabs, we'll be working lu people by age group, going down in five-year bans. >> while it may be a few more weeks until scientists know more about omicron, the world continues to act fast to fight the latest obstacle in the coronavirus pandemic. >> all right. for more on this, let's bring in salma, who is in london. so salma, there's still a lot of doubt as to whether all of these restrictions will actually work. >> absolutely, kim, there's a couple of different tools in the tool box right now for governments to apply and use. key among them is boosting and vaccinating. there's still a huge portion of the region that is unvaccinated. the president of the european
commission last week saying that one third of europeans have yet to get their shot. so you have the push there to get vaccinated. the other tool is, of course, social restrictions, putting lockdowns in place, putting ruling around the holiday season. but the key here is, kim, is that these are available to the privileged world. to the developed world. to wehle althy nations where bor vaccines are a possibility. and as we've heard from the world health organization, none of us are safe until all of us are safe. this is a variant that developed in a country with a low vaccine rate, where vaccinations are difficult to come by. and you can only imagine that if you continue to have pockets of the world that are unvaccinated, unable to access these booster jabs and these other shots, that these types of variants will continue to develop, kim. >> thanks so much, salma abdelaziz in london. chris cuomo has been terminated by cnn over his role helping his brother in a sexual harassment scandal. we'll look at what the former anchor is saying after losing his job. plus, ukraine's future on the line. going into a u.s./russia summit,
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cnn. his termination was announced on saturday, going into effect immediately. the move comes after documents from the new york attorney general, showing cuomo effectively worked as an unpaid aid to his brother, then new york governor andrew cuomo as he faced sexual harassment allegations. cnn's brian stelter has more from new york. >> hey, there, yes. this is sending shock waves across the television news world. chris cuomo was one of the most prominent anchors here on cnn, but he has been terminated and it all really stems from the sexual harassment scandal involving his brother, the former new york governor, andrew cuomo. here's the state from cnn saturday night announcing the news, saying cuomo was suspended earlier this week, pending further evaluation of new information that came to light about his involvement with his brother's defense. we retained a respected law firm to conduct the review and have terminated him, effective immediately. while in the process of that review, additional information has come to light.
despite the termination, we will investigate, as appropriate. so reading between the lines there, cnn management retained a law firm to conduct its own investigation. and whatever that law firm found was apparently enough for cnn boss jeff zucker to take action on saturday. now, i reached out to chris cuomo for comment. here's what he said in a statement. he said, this is not how i want my time at cnn to end, but i've already told you why and how i helped my brother, but let me now say, as disappointing as this is, i could not be more proud of the team at cuomo prime-time and the work we did as cnn's number one show in most competitive time slot. chris cuomo saying here, i owe them all and will miss that group of special people who did really important work. there are a couple of unknowns here. number one, what was the additional information that came to light to cnn management this week? and the company is not commenting. number two, how will viewers react to this news? there were many chris cuomo fans who were frustrated by the suspension and wanted to see him
back. however, at the same time, there were many cnn staffers who were very angry at chris cuomo for the way that he enmeshed his personal and professional lives. the way that he was working with new york governor's aides in order to try to help his brother survive the sexual harassment scandal. that kind of detail is what came out in the text messages and in the sworn testimony that was released back on monday. monday led to tuesday's suspension and now to saturday's termination. right now, we do know that cuomo's staff will not affected. chris cuomo's team will remain in place at cnn, and there will be a new 9:00 p.m. show at some point in the future. ultimately, the most importantly detail here is about journalistic ethics and standards, about having standards and practices, and making sure that the cnn brand is not affected by any single person's conflict of interest. brian stelter, cnn, new york. a group widely considered to be white nationalists marched through the streets of
washington, d.c. on saturday. >> the group is called patriot front and marched across the washington mall and on the steps of the lincoln memorial before gathering near the capitol. they wore masks and arm patches and some members carried shields. they also carried american flags, some upside down in a banner reading reclaim american. there were conflicting reports as to whether they had permission to march. they were seen being followed by police. a sergeant with u.s. parks police said that saturday night, there have been no arrests. for a country that says that it isn't invading its neighbor, russia has a lot of explaining to do. kremlin forces are converging near ukraine in the tens of thousands and u.s. intelligence says at this rate, they could launch an invasion within months. all of this ahead of a virtual summit between u.s. and russian leaders. cnn's matthew chance has details from kiev.
>> reporter: russia is planning an imminent invasion of ukraine, diplomacy is being urgently stepped up, with the u.s. and russian leaders agreeing to direct talks via video link. the kremlin say that the virtual summit will take place on tuesday evening moscow time. russia, which u.s. and ukraine officials have deployed tens of thousands of troops, is demanding new security guarantees from the u.s., to stop any further expansion of nato to the east. president putin told incoming ambassadors to russia that he would press his u.s. counterpart for a written, legally binding commitment. take a listen. >> reporter: we proposed to start meaningful talks. i would underline that we need legal guarantees as our western colleagues didn't fulfill the verbal promises they gave. in particular, it is well known that nato promise on words not to expand to the east, but did the opposite.
russia's legitimate worries were ignored and are still being ignored. >> while all of this amid further u.s. intelligence reports of more russian military deployments near the ukrainian border. one report estimates that russian troop levels could reach 175,000 before any military offensive. moscow denies its planning another invasion. but president biden says that the u.s. is putting together a, quote, comprehensive and meaningful set of initiatives to, in his words, make it very, very difficult for mr. toputin go ahead and do what people are worried that he's going to do. u.s. officials have warned that more severe economic sanctions against russia would be on the table if a russian attack on ukraine takes place. matthew chance, cnn, kiev. the last surviving officer of the legendary world war ii regiment immortalized in the hbo series "band of brothers" has
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welcome back to all of you watching us here in the united states, canada, and all around the world. i'm kim brunhuber. this is "cnn newsroom." travelers arriving in the u.s. on monday will face strict new rules that aim to keep the new omicron variant from triggering a new wave of infections. it's already been found in at least 16 states. now all of this as airlines get ready for the busy holiday travel season. many of the new restrictions target passengers from southern africa, where omicron was first detected last month. the country of south africa has seen an enormous surge of covid cases in the past week, more than 16,000 just on saturday. president cyril ramaphosa accused wealthy nations of hoarding vaccines, making it difficult for his country to get enough doses. cnn's larry madowa is in johannesburg. larry, the numbers are concerning, to say the least, but top authorities seem to be trying to stamp down fears here. >> reporter: that's what they're trying to do, kim, right to
encourage people to get vaccinated. but the early figures indicate, according to cyril ramaphosa, that this omicron variant does not lead to serious hospitalization. the rate of hospitalization, the president says, is not increasing at an alarming rate. he did say that there's still more research and testing necessary to be able to say that definitively, but this could be a promising sign in an otherwise grim situation. we're coming to you from johannesburg. this is in howtang center which is the epicenter of the new surge in south africa. at the beginning of the week, south africa was averaging about 4,000 cases daily. now it's over 16,000. and the positivity rate is somewhere about 23.8%. yesterday, 24.3%. the day before. so quite a significant figure. and the concern here from health authorities is that many of those people were not vaccinated and that could increase, because some of them have just not been exposed yet, and if they're
exposed because they're unvaccinated. they're likely to turn positive. >> so larry, in the intro, i mentioned that the president said that he was accusing the west, basically, of hoarding vaccines, but in south africa, at least, the vaccine shortage doesn't seem to be the real problem. it's vaccine hesitancy. and you were mentioning a bit earlier that the u.s. actually has a role to play, even in that. >> that is correct. there is some significant amount of misinformation that has spread in this pandemic. here in south africa and across africa, to be clear. i spoke to one pharmacist who told me over the last year and a half, misinformation and conspiracy theories won and science lost. and you see this growing crowd of anti-vaxers who believe what they hear from conservative u.s. commentators, right-wing opinion hosts, and they have a following here. you hear people like joe rogen and his very influential
podcast, woho is going to follo here. i spoke to one 29-year-old south african woman who said the only reason i have now signed up to get vaccinated is because i need that vaccine to travel. but otherwise, don't come at me with five articles, tell me why i should get vaccinated. i should also do my own research and find counterevidence. that is not going to work for me. that is the people the government is trying to reach, encourage them to get vaccinated. and now even considering a vaccine mandate to make it mandatory for people to get that protection, because that is the only way to achieve herd immunity and make sure that when new variants pop up, they're not as dangerous or they don't even come up at all. >> let's hope that attitudes can change quickly there in south africa. larry madowo in johannesburg, thank you so much. last hour, i spoke to researcher glenda gray about what led to the discovery of the omicron variant in south africa, and here's what she had to say.
>> we set up a network of genomics surveillance in south africa, and this came off the knowledge and expertise from hiv and tb. and this surveillance network is throughout the country and this surveillance network does routine genome analysis. and in johannesburg started no notice what we called knockouts and alerted this network to it. and they saw this sg and target failure, which is a sign that something was different, and so the virologists were able to sequence these opposite gene targets, target failure. and find a variant. this new variant was consequenced, was found to have many immunoacid changes, multiple immunoacid changes and with some deletions, showing that there was a new variant that was emerging in south africa. and very rapidly became the
dominant variant, particularly in the johannesburg pretoria area in south africa. >> research professor glenda gray. the omicron variant is once again highlighting the need for more genomic sequencing. this scientific process identifies covid-19 variants that may be emerging and is a key weapon in containing the spread of the virus. as cnn's scott mclean reports, many countries lack the resources to properly conduct this type of research. >> reporter: in the past few months, the philippines has seen record covid case numbers. and as officials try to contain the virus on the streets, inside this lab, they're fighting on a different front. >> the first rule in war is that you have to know your enemy and for us to know our enemy in this pandemic, we have to sequence it. >> reporter: in the battle against covid, the lab has the artillery it needs to sequence the virus, this tiny machine. the problem is that it can barely afford the ammunition.
the chemicals to actually make it work. they cost about $900 for just a couple of hundred test samples. in a given month, they say thousands are needed to fully track the virus. >> recently, we started a crowd funding campaign and so far, we raised around 400 euros. in the philippines, as well. ed is 1,000 is like two people's monthly salary. it's not insignificant here. >> reporter: that relatively small funding gap is a big reason why developing countries are lagging so far behind in identifying covid-19 variants that might be more deadly or more transmissible. in the west, labs like the uk sanger institute are sequencing the virus on a huge scale, using multi-million dollar machines like these. according to the global covid variant database, the biggest contributions are coming from the richest countries. some countries haven't sequenced any genomes at all.
which means none of us know which variants are circulating there, ready to potentially spread across borders. >> we don't get to do sequencing in many parts of the world, then, definitely, we're missing out on possible variants that are emerging. >> we know how rapidly new variants can take hold. the delta variant first emerged in india in april and was the dominant variant worldwide by mid-july. omicron, the new variant first spotted in south africa was declared a variant of concern in record time and is predicted by some experts to become the dominant strain in the days ahead. its emergence highlighting again the importance of realtime virus surveillance, getting the necessary technology out to all corners of the globe is part of the challenge. and this company, an hour north of london, this is they have an answer. >> the technology to sequence the virus in remote labs around the world is being manufactured
here on an industrial scale. it's small and relatively inexpensive. the challenge has been getting governments to actually use it. >> these systems are all plug and play. if you're a 16-year-old high school student, you can run this platform. it's that easy to use. >> i just wonder, why are more countries not using it? >> it's a con pfluence of regulations, governments, lack of awareness. we've been slow to fully understand that we immediate to look at the variants. but if we got a vaccine escape variant, things would change dramatically overnight. >> reporter: back in the philippines, this lab won't be doing large-scale surveillance anytime soon, without a massive influx of cash. but they have proven with a tiny piece of technology, that even small-scale operations can contribute to covid sequencing, helping us all stay one step ahead of the virus. scott mclean, cnn, oxford, england. we're seeing covid-related protests all over the world this
weeke weekend. have a look. in austria, tens of thousands of people demonstrated over the current lockdown of the government's plan to make vaccinations mandatory next year. on saturday, thousands protested in australia on both sides, with demonstrators for and against vaccine mandates filling the streets of melbourne. and in brazil, protesters in sao paulo are demanding the ouster of president jair bolsonaro. they're unhappy with his handling of the pandemic. more than 16,000 people in brazil have died from covid so far. ahead on cnn, how the psychological scars of the pandemic may be tied to inflation here in the u.s. plus, rescue operations are underway in indonesia following a deadly volcano eruption. we'll have the latest, coming up. stay with us. from last quarter, but we're hoping things will pick up by q3. yeah... uhhh... doug? [children laughing] sorry about that. umm...what...it's uhh...
many people living here in the united states are getting mixed signals about the economy. we're hearing how things overall are getting better, even going well, yet we can see that we're paying more at the store and maybe it's clear that the raise we hoped for isn't happening just yet. that disconnect leaves us insecure at a time when we just want things to be the way we were. here are some examples. the u.s. created far fewer jobs than expected in november and it's raising new questions about where the economy is headed. u.s. employers added just 210,000 jobs last month, less than half of what economists expected. the november jobs report did have some promising numbers. the unemployment rate has inched down to 4.2%. it's now the lowest since the start of the pandemic. the arch u.s. wage is now about $31 an hour. that's up 4.2% over the last year. that being said, in just the last month of august, 4.3
million americans or nearly 3% of the entire workforce quit their jobs. that's the highest number in one month ever recorded by the bureau of labor statistics. joining me now is a professor of finance and economics at the university of california at berkeley. thanks so much for being here with us. so if you go through a number of economic indicators, whether it be the low unemployment rate, how much people are spending and saving, how much people are, you know, how many people are deciding to quit their jobs, you would say, you know, americans are doing great economically, but then, if you ask them, they tell you a completely different story. i want to pop up a recent poll here. it found that 70% of americans have a negative view of the economy. consumer confidence seems to be at a ten-year low. so the perception is the economy is pbad and getting worse.
why is that? >> i would point to two reasons that come to mind. one thing is that we have to be careful to distinguish where the economic indicators are putting us right now, in terms of gdp, in terms of different indicators. and that those might look good. and yet, the reality around you, what you see to your own family, happening to your own family and happening to people who live in your community, they still look very different. and that is just a result of our usual economic inequalities that maybe a smaller number of people is heavily benefiting from the upsides while a large number of people is still negatively affected. now, the second aspect, which is closer to my type of research is the insight that we've observed now for not only the currently covid-19 pandemic crisis, but also for previous crisis, like the financial crisis before that, that going through the crisis, experiencing a downturn,
experiencing a job loss stays with people longer than the actual economic reality. their lingering effects, we tend to still look negatively at the world, even when things are going better. and we have observed a crisis before that, for example, indicators of consumer optimism remain quite depressed, even when the job numbers and the gdp numbers, except, point to the opposite. and i think that's what we are also seeing here. >> so people seem to have an in-built pessimism, whenever there is some so far economic trauma going on, i guess, looking at the pandemic. but then, you know, sort of contradicting that, the number of people quitting their jobs. i mean, that's confusing me. typically, you don't do that when you think the economy is tanking. you hold on to what you have for dear life. it's kind of a paradox. >> yeah, this is a super interesting paradox. and that is really new and specific to this crisis. and different from, say, financial crisis. i want to point out two things here, as well. one is the boring standard
economic viewpoint. which i think has a lot of merit, namely that the pandemic has lots of readjustment, readjustment of your work life, family life, things were impossible, particular for women. many employment situations were unsustainable anymore, and partly, we're seeing the aftermath of that. there are frictions which are not easily measurable. people can't just kind of hop to a partial job and adjust given their new circumstances as easily and these frictions just have to be overcome. and we have to really just settle into the ultimate numbers, which we'll see maybe six months down the line, i would think. but there is also a second aspect. namely that living through an experience like the pandemic crisis right now, as you said earlier, the indicators look good, my workplace is open. let's say in a perfect world, everything is exactly as it used to be before the crisis, we tend to assume people will act again
as they did before the crisis. but the experiences out of them, they look at their values, what's important to them differently, and i do suspect that some of this is going on here as well. that we realize that without having realized new information about our job, that just having this experience of a different life makes people have different choices, and that may last for a while. >> and on the idea of things lasti ing for a while, things aren't just psychological, there are some potential bad news in terms of inflation, and people certainly, when you ask them in polls, have real concerns about that. the biden administration initially downplayed all the fears about inflation. now they seem to be taking it more seriously. fed chairman jerome powell recently changed his tune, admitting inflation isn't tr tran transitory. he wanted to get away from that word and it seems to be less short-term. we'll play a clip from him
listening to lawmakers earlier this week. have a listen. >> the recent rise in covid-19 cases and the emerngence of the omicron variant increased uncertainty for inflation. >> all right. so how will police station, the pandemic, and possible concerns about this new variant affect the way consumers feel and spend their money going forward? >> yeah, it's a really interesting time for inflation to kick in again. there are younger generations, the gen-zers and even earlier generations that haven't basically seen policeinflation. all of a sudden, we have to live in a world in which inflation is a factor again, which we don't only know from the history textbooks, from actual real experiences. and i think those people for whom this experience is new will be quite shocked in their views of the world. seeing prices increase in a
manner they haven't observed before will -- about what may happen in the future. the other generation, i think, which will be heavily affected by inflation creeping up are those who have had some prior experience. people who did live through the late '70s, early '80s and experienced that prior peak in inflation in the u.s., and we have a lot of evidence from psychology and neuroscience, how multiple experiences of stressors or shocks have a more than proportion al effect. and i expect them to have memory flashbacks and be particularly worried about where the inflation is going. >> appreciate your insights into all of this, thank you so much. >> my pleasure. great to talk to you. coming up on "cnn newsroom," more than a dozen people are killed in a volcano eruption in indonesia and rescue workers are looking for those who are trapped. now, these images just came to us a few moments ago.
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areal images from indonesia where a volcano erupted saturday. at least 13 people have been killed and scores more injured. thousands have been displaced. pilots are warned to be alert with ash clouds towering up to 50,000 people in the air. search and rescue operations are underway. local officials say blocked roads are hindering efforts and evacuation shelters have been set out for those lucky enough to escape. paula newton has the latest. >> reporter: a towering ash cloud engulfs the sky in indonesia, panicked villagers run for safety with giant plumes of smoke from mt. simaru looming behind them. authorities say that the volcano which is the tallest mountain on the island of java erupted saturday afternoon. some people say it was an eerie scene, with the smell of sulfur in the air and the sky looking like it had turned from day to night. one woman says, there was a cloud raining down hot ashes. then the sky went totally dark.
thousands of people have fled the area, though authorities say they are unable to reach some villages because roads are blocked by debris and mud. heavy rains have further complicated rescue attempts. >> there are families, parents, and children, who are not found yet, but considering the hot lava, the hot temperatures, the field is tough. so what we can do is get to the locations that we know we can reach. >> reporter: officials say dozens of people have been wounded and suffered severe burns. a restricted zone has been set up within five kilometers of the crater. many weary families taking shelter in evacuation centers in village halls and mosques, where they await word on missing loved ones, unsure themselves of when they can return home. mt. simmeru is one of indonesia's most active volcanos and had a previous major eruption about a year ago. the volcanic ash advisory center has issued a warning to airlines that one part of the ash cloud
could reach as high as 15,000 meters. paula newton, cnn. well, have a look at venice's famous st. mark's square here. tourists had to wade through water after the sinking city flooded once again. now it's common this time of year, when high tide raises the water level on the adriatic sea. saturday's high tide wasn't high enough to activate the city's flood barriers, but people used evaluated walkways around the square to keep their feet dry. parts of a tropical paradise aren't so sultry right now. look here. this is a blinding blizzard on the mountain peaks of hawaii's big island. up to a foot of snow is expected in those areas. the u.s. national weather service issued the first blizzard warning for the hislan in three years as wind gusts on the summit are expected to see 100 miles per hour. however, most hawaiians will
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