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tv   New Day Weekend With Christi Paul and Boris Sanchez  CNN  January 9, 2022 3:00am-4:00am PST

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good morning to you. welcome to your "new day" on this sunday. i'm christi paul. >> good morning. i'm boris sanchez. the omicron variant reigniting debates over testing and masking in schools as the u.s. hits a new record for covid hospitalizations among kids and many hospitals are, once again, pushed to the brink. high stakes talks begin tomorrow between the u.s. and russia as the biden administration is warning it will impose severe penalties if russia invades ukraine. what russia is saying now. we could learn whether
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tennis star novak djokovic could be allowed to stay in stral where he's being detained over a fight over his visa. >> everything we did to wring our hands on the ground to have the sleepless nights led to a wonderful last 16 days. >> it may be the most celebrated mirror ever heard. a major milestone for the $10 billion james webb telescope and what is next for nasa and what this will tell us. glad to have you with us this sunday, january 9th. appreciate you waking up with us. how are you doing? >> i'm well. how are you? >> good. early alarm clock. we're hanging in there. >> i know. 2:00 a.m. or 1:45 rolls around early. we're glad all of you are up and
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with us as well today because we're talking about something really important and need to remember the people, the first responders and front liners this morning because across this country the omicron variant has pushed the hospitalizations close to the record that was set almost a year ago. just to give you some perspective there. adding to the alarm is the soaring number of children who are hospitalized with covid-19, particularly kids under 5, who obviously are too young to be vaccinated. >> yeah. as you look at that map, new york is the latest state to mandate booster shots for health care workers as dozens of hospitals have canceled elective surgeries because of a shortage of beds. on the west coast, los angeles is seeing its highest number of new covid cases in a single week since the start of the pandemic and parents are concerned because schools are supposed to reopen there on tuesday. >> the biggest battle to get kids back in the classroom at this point we're seeing this happening in chicago, more than 3,000 students there are in
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limbo after the school district shut down a he proposed agreement between teachers and school administrators. mayor lori lightfoot says remote learning is not an option. >> we've got a lot of single parent households, a lot of moms working multiple jobs who cannot afford to miss work. we need our kids back in school. remeet learning for any period of time is off the table. >> cnn's polo sandoval has the latest on the pandemic headlines this morning. >> reporter: with covid hospitalizations at record highs in new york, state officials are ordering dozens of health care facilities to put nonessential and nonurgent surgical procedures on hold for a week. experiencing 90% bed occupancy according to authorities. new york state, just the latest racing to help hospitals and health care networks with shortages of staff and supplies
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amid the omicron surge. at the university of kansas health system, similar concerns about their facility's approaching a breaking point. >> you go from normal operations to contingency and contingency planning means i have to put patients in usual situations, cancel surgeries, but you say we're too overwhelmed to do our normal daily work and can't meet all of our patients' demands and at that point we have to turn on a switch that says we have to triage to the people we can help the most and let some people die who we might have been able to help. >> reporter: the u.s. is seeing a record number of hospitalizations for children under 5 years old and new admissions for children under 18 are averaging nearly 800 a day. the figures are fueling the debate about how the nation's schoolchildren should continue their spring semester. in georgia, officials say public school teachers and staff are allowed to return to work even after testing positive or being exposed to covid-19, as long as they don't have symptoms and mask up. though each school district can make its own isolation
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guidelines. >> i believe that anything that we do that is not putting the priority on keeping students and educators and their families safe is a mistake. we should be using every tool we have in our toolbox to mitigate the spread of covid-19 in our classrooms. >> reporter: the biden administration says it plans to make up to 500 million tests available to americans for free this month. one emergency physician in houston remains skeptical that's going to be enough. >> we need them now. 500 million won't be enough. every american should have at least two to three tests per week to be testing and 500 million is not even going to get us near there. >> reporter: with demand for covid testing still high an additional problem is emerging. fraudulent testing kits. according to federal authorities, experts warning using fake testing products won't just be a waste of your money but increase the risk of
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knowingly spreading the virus and delaying treatment for it. the federal trade commission recommends you only purchase tests authorized by the fdaed as listed on the agency's website. polo sandoval, cnn, new york. let's bring in dr. al say yesterday a former detroit health commissioner and cnn contributor. good to have you with us again quickly here. we just heard what omicron is doing to kids and the hospitalization rates that are soaring. help us understand physically what omicron does to children? >> this is one of the scariest aspects. a father of a 4-year-old it is something that does keep me up at night. part of the reason omicron is both more transmissible and less severe among adults it seems to take up residence in the throat rather than in the lungs. that has generally been nornts terms of reducing the level of hospitalizations per covid, but in kids who have smaller nexcks
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it has the risk of closing down airways and that is a medical emergency and explaining why the risk of hospitalization is about as high as it was with delta but with so many more cases, so many more hospitalizations among children. >> is there evidence that shows crist recovering from this? >> kids are recovering and what's important to note, it's not just that omicron causes less severe likelihood of hospitalizations among adults, but also less severe icu stays among those hospitalized. it's similar with children. the issue here is that kids generally, when you talk about kids in hospitals, they tend to spend a lot shorter time in hospitals so they are bouncing back. for those moments where it is a medical emergency, that is an event that you want to prevent no matter what happens. it's critical here, not just to assume the kid is going to get hospitalized and be okay, but to do everything we can to protect our kids in the first place.
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>> i'm double vaxxed and got it in december. it was like the flu for me. testing was so hard to get. i mean the lines were hours long. you couldn't find an at home test anywhere. i don't know if that's changing, but how much confidence do you have in the at home tests, if that's all somebody has? is. >> well, it's critical that people, a, use an fda authorized test, and, b, use it correctly. oftentimes people found out they have been exposed, go home immediately thinking that they're doing the right thing and take their test immediately. the problem is, it takes some time for the virus to incubate in your body. if you're testing immediately after exposure you might as well have thrown away the test. you ought to be testing three, four, five days out and gives you a better readout about the most infectious period and high probability of being symptomatic. people need to know how to use them, but also we need to make sure we have enough to use and the ones they're using are
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actually fda certified and quality. >> the cdc recently modified their protocols and said that if you're infected you isolate for five days and you can then come out of isolation, regardless of whether you test negative. what evidence is there, doctor, that you're not shedding the virus after that period of time? >> well, 80 to 95% of cases are going to not be shedding virus after that five-day period. of course, the problem is, is that 25% of cases will be. it is -- every physician and epidemiologist i know would feel a lot more certain about coming out of that isolation perioded if they have had a negative test to show they were not shedding virus. the cdc has issued the recommendations that they have, but if you have a negative -- if you have a test and you can take it at day five and show yourself to be negative you have a lot more assurance that you're out
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there and not spreading virus to people that you know and love. >> absolutely. people who have had omicron, i had somebody ask me this the other day r they vulnerable to delta? we focused so much on omicron do we know how rampant or not delta is right now? >> well, we're talking about a moving target here. most of the evidence suggests that omicron has pretty firmly dominated delta in terms of this sort of subcellular cage match they're fighting in our bodies. the reality is that there's still some delta going around, but from what we understand, people who get omicron are more protected against delta than people who get delta are protected against omicron. we had a major omicron after a major delta surge. the open question right now is, what is the end outcome of what i like to call this wall of immunity that omicron is going to leave in its wake. these are questions that scientists are going to be considering that have a lot of
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implications for the future of the pandemic and we have to wait and see and understand what omicron, previously infections protect us from. >> doctor, thank you so much for walking us through all of the uncertainty for all these months. we appreciate you. >> thank you, christi. so the biden administration is preparing for talks tomorrow over russia's troop buildup along the border with ukraine and the stakes are high. >> the u.s. has warned of, quote, severe and overwhelming costs to russia's economy if vladimir putin invades ukraine. the talks in geneva, switzerland r aimed at deescalating the situation and halting russia's aggression in the region. u.s. officials have outlined possible areas of common ground if russia reciprocates. >> our reporters are tracking the latest developments ahead of tomorrow's meeting. jasmine wright is live at the white house and cnn europe editor nina dough santos is live from london. jasmine, the white house is
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threatening to impose high impact sanctions on russia if it invades ukraine. walk us through what those sanctions look like. >> reporter: well, boris, senior administration officials declined to get into specifically what penalties that they can impose on russia if it does invade ukraine, but what they did describe is that russia would face severe and overwhelming economic costs should the kremlin do what many fear that they would do. boris and kristie, these things would start big and buck past administration's traditional strategy in trying to deter russia. some of the things they could face, really, would be really going straight for the dramatic and in theory, my colleague reported they would have department mental affects on industrial consumers, operations and employment. those could lead to the same restrictions russia facing the same export restrictions like
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iran, syria and cuba. as you said, u.s. officials did say that there were certain places where both u.s. and russia concerns overlapping, could provide the opportunity to open or an opening for negotiations like missile deployment and ukraine and nato exercises. administration officials caution reciprocity is the big word here, that russia needs to match whatever offer the u.s. makes both in size and scope. if they do not, the u.s. would not move -- the u.s. would not fulfill any of those offers. they want to see the same input and output from russia as they're also putting in. while u.s. officials say that they're not necessarily optimistic about what these talks could yield starting on monday, they say they are realistic about the high stakes situation. christi, boris? >> thank you. nina from london, good to see you this morning.
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we know that vladimir putin says he doesn't have any plans to invade ukraine, but russia has as many as 100,000 troops amassed along the ukrainian border. what does history tell us about what president putin may be up to? >> reporter: recent history from 2014 says he is willing to invade parts of ukraine and back pro-russian separatists. in 2008 he annexed parts of georgia as well, ukraine and georgia, being crucial countries that nato has potentially dangled the carrot in front of saying one day you might be able to join that coveted block of nato. what russia essentially is trying to do here is to push back the boundaries of nato. if you go back in history, christi, about 30 years to the fall of communism, russia more or less says it was promised that nato's borders wouldn't expand further east when foreign troops left germany and germany reunified. since then, nato has expanded its borders aggressively. russia says in the east, about
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1,000 kilometers. what putin doesn't want here is further foreign troops in eastern european countries and also is trying to shore up his legacy as the russian president who didn't, if you like, lose the cold war. going into these talks we know that russia over the last few weeks has repeatedly published sets of fanciful demands that includes making sure that countries that the united states could never arm the ukrainian government if, indeed, they wanted to regain their independence in certain parts that russia annexed like crimea and the west would limit itself to its troop deployments and missile deployments out in eastern europe. that will be extremely concerning for some of the eastern european states who have become nato members because they've seen what has happened in places like ukraine, georgia and elsewhere. christi? >> besides the troop buildup along the border, russia is sending troops to kazakhstan because of anti-government
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protests there that turned violent. how does that complicate things for putin as he juggles these crises on his eastern and southern border? >> yes. that's a good question. kazakhstan and crukraine haven' reported in my career, ukraine is more pro-western and extremely sensitive topic for russia post the fall of communism. ukraine is very keen to become, at least parts of ukraine, are keen to become a western nation that is part of nato. kazakhstan is different. it has been ruled by an autocracy for the last 30 years. i it's on the other end of our asia close to china, and its government has been very close to russia as well. it also relies on russia economically for a large portion of its trade. they're very different situations, but you're right to point out that this strife in kazakhstan and the intervention
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of russia is unexpected and also raises the question of whether or not vladimir putin would have the capacity to be fighting, sending troops to two conflicts on two sides of eurasia. a lot of geopoliticians i've been talking to say it's likely will likely want a quick win in kazakhstan, leave some peacekeeping troops, which is a question mark on a sovereignty that u.s. government has raised, but go back to focussing on ukraine. the talks are going to be about crane, wit a bit of kazakhstan in the background. boris and christi. >> all eyes on those talks and what comes from them. nina and jasmine, thank you both. and still ahead, we have the latest on a tragedy in brazil. a massive rock formation collapsing, killing at least seven people. we'll bring you the latest news on search and rescue efforts. also, with five days before the australian open, novak
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djokovic will soon find out whether he's going to play be or sent home. we have a preview of the tennis star's visa hearing. it's turned into quite an international incident here. that's next. (vo) subaru and our retailers volunteer and support charities all year long. and...through the subaru share the love event, we are proud to have donated over two hundred and twenty five million dollars to charity. you can get a car from any company, but none will make a difference like subaru. (jeff) thank you. (bonnie) thank you.
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officials there say 23 out of 32 people that were injured have been released from the hospital, but weather could have played a role in this. the brazilian national institute of meteorologist issued a red warning for the area on friday citing rainfall projections of almost 4 inches per day until tuesday. they're saying all the rainfall could be part of what caused that formation to disconnect there. hours from an australian -- hours from now an australian court will rule on whether serbian tennis star novak djokovic can stay to compete in the australian open. >> the 34-year-old received a letter from stennis australia saying he had a medical exemption after testing positive for covid last month, but the australian government canceled his visa after border agents determined that his exemption was invalid. there have been protests outside of a facility where djokovic is detained, a building where asylum seekers have been held
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for years. let's get to cnn's paula hancocks live in melbourne, australia. this situation is casting a light not only on the world of tennis but australia's immigration policy. >> reporter: it certainly is, boris and christi. this has been playing out across the world and we're coming to a head at this point as we will find out, potentially, by the end of monday whether or not novak djokovic will be allowed to stay in australia and play in the australian open. otherwise, if it doesn't go his way in that court case on monday in that hearing, then he will be deported from australia. the other option, this could be prolonged within the courts and then, of course, it's up to whether he has permission to play in the australian open while the legal protceedings ar ongoing. i'm outside where he's being held in the immigration facility, it's a festive atmosphere, the pro-djokovic
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supporters singing and dancing, but we are hearing more and learning more from court documents raising more questions than it's actually answering. what we know is that djokovic's lawyers say he was given permission to have a medical exemption and was allowed to enter into australia, which is why he came. the reason they say that is, what we're hearing from these documents, he is unvaccinated for covid-19, and he did test positive. his first pcr test on december 16th of last year. but that's when it gets complicated. because we see him in public or december 16th of last year at a panel discussion not wearing mask with an audience, and then the next day as well on december 17th, we see him with a group of young tennis players. we see him accepting a postage stamp in his honer. it's unclear at this point if djokovic was aware at that point he had tested positive for covid-19. we have reached out to his representatives. at this point we have heard nothing from them.
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leaders paid tribute to the late senator harry reid. the former top senate democrat who helped engineer legislative wins, was remembered by president biden and former president obama as one of their party's greatest leaders. >> let there be no doubt, harry reid will be considered one of the greatest senate majority leaders in history. for harry wasn't about power. it was about the sake of power, about the power to be able to
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use power to do right by people. >> so often compromise is portrayed as weakness. harry had a different view. he didn't believe in high too lieu tant theories or rigid ideologies. he thought most people make decisions based on their life experience, based on the immediate needs of their families, own self-interests, no matter what they may tell themselves. harry met people where they were, where he wanted them to be. >> now the senator passed away late last month. he was 82. his body will be transferred to washington, d.c., this week where he will lie in state at the u.s. capitol on wednesday. meanwhile, senate democrats will be in washington this week with a new focus, passing voting rights protections. >> right. working on voting rights moved
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slowly as senate democrats negotiated aspects of president biden's build back better bill, but with the bbb on the back burner voting rights are at the top of the agenda. daniella diaz joins us live. democrats have set a tight deadline, the senate majority leader chuck schumer, expecting a vote on this in about eight days from now? >> reporter: yes. i want to clarify, boris, that would be a vote on a rules change in the senate so that democrats could try to pass some sort of voting rights legislation by simple majority. they want a filibuster carve out, which means they wouldn't need 60 votes to pass voting rights legislation, just 51. but there is some road bumps ahead for democrats on this goal of theirs. senator joe manchin and senator krysten sinema do not support the rules change and think the filibuster is crucial to pass bipartisan bills, they believe in bipartisanship. that is a major concern here.
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look, president joe biden and congressional leaders, democratic leaders, are beginning 2022 right back where they started at the end of last year. they were not able to accomplish that build back better act that you just mentioned, boris, that bill that would have expanded the nation's social safety net, because of senator joe manchin. he did not support the $2 trillion bill. he was concerned about soaring inflation costs in this country. they needed his vote. now they're back to square one. last year they were able to pass early on in president joe biden's -- when he started his administration, they were able to pass the american rescue plan, that covid stimulus package, nearly $2 trillion that pumped money into state and local governments, expanded the child tax credit, helped small businesses. then they had the bipartisan infrastructure bill, also nearly $2 trillion that would -- that was, quote, hard infrastructure, helps roads, trains, bridges, that sort of thing, and then they were hoping for that build back better act, but really, the problem here being that how are
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they able to accomplish their goals, you know, they have the majority in the house and senate, the 2022 midterms are fastly approaching, so there's a lot of concern among congressional leaders and the administration to see how they can achieve their agenda. >> daniella, time is precious when you have midterm campaigns really starting closer to mid-summer. daniella diaz from capitol hill, thank you so much. >> thanks. tonight, make sure to join fareed zakaria as he investigates the fight to save american democracy, a critical conversation. a news special that airs at 9:00 p.m. eastern here on cnn tonight. stay close. coming up -- >> people say it's a resignation. it's not a resignation. it's a revolution. we're finally realizing our worth. >> quitting is just half the story. we're going to tell you the other half. stay close. wealth plan across your full financial picture. a plan with tax-smart investing strategies
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record number of americans quitting their jobs. but when you dig into the numbers, you see it's low wage workers leaving their positions. we spoke to one hospitality worker who says that it's much more than just a great resignation. >> people say it's a resignation. it's not a resignation. it's a revolution. we're finally realizing our worth. >> reporter: a record 4.5 million americans quit their jobs in november mainly from low-wage positions. workers have been resigning in mass. this 23-year-old who quit her job this summer says it's a labor market revolution. >> i've done it since i was 15. i love customer service hospitality industry and putting a smile on people's faces. it got to a point where i felt like i was giving a little bit too much of myself. >> reporter: as a bar back in washington, d.c., she's guaranteed a $5.05 tipped minimum wage, but with fewer customers coming in, that meant
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fewer tips with more responsibility. >> every day i had to enforce certain things where i'm like, this is not in my job description, and now i'm being paid less. >> reporter: more than 1 million people quit their leisure and hospitality jobs in november, with hundreds of thousands more quitting low-wage retail and health care jobs. there are still 10.6 million unfilled positions. >> people feel empowered and they should because the job market, they have an opportunity if they're not happy with what they're doing they can take another one. >> reporter: as omicron sweeps the country, this, silence is what many restaurant owners are facing. michael dorf, ceo of city winery, is doing everything to keep the staff he has left, even with less business. >> i don't want to afford to lose a single person and we're still hiring.
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as ironic as that is. >> reporter: he normally operates with 1200 employees across his restaurants and music vuns. >> have you seen people quitting at a higher rate than usual? >> yeah. for sure. we see people quit on the spot. >> reporter: he says he's risen wages to above $15 an hour and into the 20s for kitchen staff. his labor costs rose to 36% of his operating budget, but it still may not be enough. >> do you feel you're going to find people are leaving and quitting? >> yes. i think the hospitality industry is going to be especially challenged because there's a lot of other good, high-paying jobs throughout. >> reporter: that's what she's looking for. until then, moved back to her parents and back to school getting her sociology degree doing gig work part time.
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her hope is her old industry will transfer enough to lure her back. >> if they were to offer us a fare wage, $15 plus tips on top, i would go back. i love illuminating somebody's day, but at the same time, i have a little bit more self-worth now. >> reporter: quits don't mean people are necessarily stepping out of the labor force. they're job hopping. look at the unemployment rate. 3.9%. that is a pandemic low. what it signals is that there is power in the american worker. they have the ability to choose the job that is best for them, especially at a time when businesses need employees. christi and boris? >> vanessa, thank you for that report. this has been decades in the making, and now two weeks after it first launched into space, the james webb telescope reached another milestone. a look at the journey ahead
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nasa scientists are one step closer to unlocking the secrets of the universe. the james webb space telescope completed its final deployment sequence yesterday. >> more than two weeks after launching from south america, the webb telescope is closer to
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transmitting images back to earth and allowing researchers to study stars in our galaxy. the president of explore mars inc, good to have you here. we understand this is the most powerful of telescopes ever, and it is now, fortunately this morning, as of -- it's fully deployed, but the next couple weeks are going to be critical because it's still traveling? >> it's still traveling. thank you, christi and boris. it's great to you with you. we are celebrating. let's just go over this. 50 major deployments are complete. this thing, everything had to work perfectly, and it has. that's what makes this whole thing even more amazing. 178 release mechanisms were properly released. yesterday, they were down to the last four to get that final wing of the mirror and after that was deployed successfully, they spent hours latching it in
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place. 20 years -- 20 plus years of work realized. the james webb is ability 600,000 miles towards its target at l-2 and people always ask me, what exactly is la grange 2. it's this beautiful accident of orbital mechanics and gravity between the sun and earth where if you put anything right there at l 2 it's going to stay at this fixed point, and so now in the next two weeks, as it gets to this place about a million miles away from earth, you're going to see all of the engineers are going to be working really hard to see these 18 honeycombs get to be this one mirror. it will take the next five months for them to like really get all of those 126 ook tu waiters in total to like have all of these individual mirrors act as one. we're going to see back to that
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beginning of let there be light moment and it's going to be something. we don't even know exactly what yet. but get this, it's 100 times more powerful than the hubble telescope. so we're going to be able to see those kind of first galaxies and stars that formed and i think we're going to all have an amazing ah-ha moment. per chance, even maybe it's going to either answer some of our biggest cosmic questions or even add more to our cosmic questions. >> that's right. i love the enthusiasm, the model, the background, and the way that you explain it. i've heard this telescope described as a sort of time machine because it allows us to look back at the way that light and the material in space sort of unfolded into how it is today. how is that possible? >> well, this is the incredible ingenuity of the james webb.
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it is using infrared energy and infrared technology. when we have infrared waves have longer wave lengths than visible light and so when you're using infrared, think about it going deeper and further almost like an x-ray, right. it's going to be able to see through the dense regions of gas and dust and that kind of infrared energy is going to reveal objects we've never been able to see. one of the reasons the sun shield like had to deploy, it's like from the sun, kind of the sun shield side to the cold side, there's about a 600 degree differential and these infrared instruments have to have it cold, super cold, minus 2, nearly minus 200 degrees and that is because it's like even after the webb gets in place in a couple of weeks, it's going to take a while for it to cool down. again, we're going to be able to like because it's so cold, like get rid of any kind of
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background noise and those images will be pristine and what we will be seeing will be truly stellar. >> very nice. truly t truly stellar. i love it. always appreciate you. thank you. >> thanks. >> thank you, guys. anybody can make their own model if they want to. just go online. >> not as goods a yours. thank you so much. we'll be right back. unlisted. try boost® high protein with 20 grams of protein for muscle health. versus 16 grams in ensure high protein. boost® high protein also has key nutrients for immune support. boost® high protein. (birds chirping) ♪ (upbeat music) ♪ (phone beep) ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ (music quieter) ♪
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southwest washington. on saturday, severe storms prompting road closures there after heavy rain and snow. >> you look at that and wonder how people are getting around so well, but for that one stretch of road there. the national guard was called in to assist residents in lewis county, two hours south of seattle. there is relief, washington is expected to get a much needed break from that rain today. we hope that for all of you there. >> washington not the only place dealing with severe weather today. some 30 million people in the northeast are under winter weather advisories, bracing for freezing rain, sleet and more snow. >> it's an inside day, put that's way. cnn meteorologist tyler malden, where should people stay inside today? >> yeah. that's a good way to put it, christi. good morning. the winter weather advisories stretch from the virginias to new hampshire. we have precipitation moving in. there's a sliver of freezing temperatures right at the surface and when that warm air and the rain moves over that,
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that's where we're seeing the transition and we're already beginning to see sleet and freezing rain across portions of pennsylvania and also new york. central pennsylvania is now under an ice storm warning. about 800,000 are under the ice storm warning. here's what we're going to see. the rain is going to continue to transition into wintry mischief, specifically freezing rain ac across the interior northeast, and it will taper off, but that's not until about midnight. behind it is some really cold air on a northerly wind that's going to lead to some lake-effect snow across portions right off of lake ontario. you can see about a quarter of an inch of ice is possible across interior northeast. the consensus, though, will be probably about 0.1 of an inch or less across the northeast, but enough to certainly cause some travel conditions to be pretty treacherous and, yeah, as you mentioned, christi, probably want to stay inside. notice this, the air behind it, you remember us talking about
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the really bitter cold air across the northern plains. we're now starting to see a little piece of that come into the northeast. temperatures during the morning hours will get down to the single digits across portions of the northeast and will struggle to get above zero up in portions of extreme new england. guys? >> the couch, the hot cocoa, perhaps bourbon as well. tyler mauleden, thank you so much. >> we know how boris handles the cold weather, apparently. >> hide. good morning. welcome to "new day." i'm boris sanchez. >> i'm christi paul. we're glad to have you here. amid debates over testing in schools, the omicron variant is fueling a record number of hospitalizations, specifically in children. hospitals are, again, postponing procedures and warning that they are reaching yet another breaking point. high stakes talks begin to


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