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>> yes, indeed. yes, it is. >> was it good for you? >> it was great. good morning, america. as we start a new week together, the delta variant surging across the country. the u.s. recording more than 100,000 new cases in a single day for the first time since february. florida with its biggest single day increase of the pandemic. louisiana now reporting the highest infection rate in the country, with hospitalizations up nearly 500% in the last month while austin, texas, warns it's running out of icu beds. the director of the nih joins us live. breaking this morning. simone biles now set to compete in the olympics balance beam finals after sitting out all events so far as the gymnastics team shines in her absence. jade carey wins her first olympic gold just moments ago, and mykayla skinner launches
herself onto the podium. amy is live on the ground in tokyo. bipartisan breakthrough. new details on that major infrastructure bill to pay for roads, bridges, broadband and more, while millions of americans are in danger of eviction this morning as that pandemic moratorium expires. extreme weather danger in the west. six states under flash flood watch with new wildfire evacuations this morning. ginger is tracking it all. nhl star evander kane accused of betting on and throwing his own games to pay off gambling debts by his estranged wife. he's firing back this morning. summer travel uncertainty. with cases rising across the country, the new concerns about taking that family getaway. what some experts are now saying. up close and personal. the frightening moment when a bull jumps into the crowd at an idaho rodeo. what happened next. and sharing the gold. >> can we have two golds? >> the emotional celebration after two high jumpers both win. the best friends agreeing to
take home the gold medal. and an incredible moment of sportsmanship, an american runner and his competitor helping each other to the finish line after a fall. we're hearing from him live this morning. good morning, america. we hope you had a good weekend. i have t.j. laughing already this morning. >> it's a good one. i'm still trying to figure out after all these years. >> i'm glad to see simone biles coming back. >> yes, a lot of people excited about that. didn't know if we would see her in the olympics, but we'll get more into that in a moment. we have to start with this news, this coronavirus emergency, this delta variant continues to tear through the country, dr. fauci, you might have heard his warning, things are going to get worse. here's what he's talking about. the daily average of new u.s. cases has surged up more than 72,000, that is up 532% since mid-june.
take a look here, something we haven't seen in a while. a live look, long lines to get tested. this one in orlando, florida, robin. >> t.j., the headlines all around the country tell the story. the "miami herald" saying, covid summer surge. why florida leads the nation. the "tampa bay times" with, florida is the epicenter. this as louisiana hospitals are overwhelmed calling the fight an uphill battle and janai norman is there in louisiana at the children's hospital of new orleans. good morning, janai. >> reporter: robin, good morning officials telling us here at this children's hospital in new orls currently have ten covid-positive patients right now in the icu. right now, more than 1,600 people are hospitalized with covid. now averaging more cases than at any point during the pandemic. a disturbing trend as the delta variant is beginning to overwhelm communities. this morning, delta variant cases spiking.
in chicago, hundreds of thousands of concertgoers crammed into grant park this weekend for lollapalooza. officials say 90% of attendees were vaccinated, but now they're monitoring for any possible covid spread as the u.s. marks a troubling new milestone, recording more than 100,000 new covid cases in a single day for the first time since february. >> we're looking to some pain and suffering in the future because we're seeing the cases go up, which is the reason why we keep saying over and over again, the solution to this is get vaccinated. >> reporter: the dangerous delta variant, which spreads as easily as chicken pox according to an internal cdc document obtained by abc news. while just one person sick with the original strain of covid-19 could easily infect an average of two to three people, with the delta variant. that number could be up to nine people.
47 states and territories now categorized as areas with high or substantial community transmission. florida reporting 21,000 covid cases on friday. its largest single-day increase since the pandemic began. and in texas, there are now just seven available icu beds in austin, a city with 2.3 million residents. and in louisiana, hospitalizations are up nearly 500% in the last month. at the children's hospital in new orleans, they went from zero covid patients at the beginning of the week to 20 by thursday. >> we have a premature infant in the neonatal icu. in our picu we have a 23-month-old infant on an high-frequency oscillating ventilator and had four other teenagers all unvaccinated in the unit and it's really taken a toll on everybody at this point.
>> reporter: louisiana now reporting the highest infection rate in the country. >> if this is happening here, especially in new orleans with pretty good vaccination rates, it's going to happen everywhere. >> reporter: darryl barker, a healthy 31-year-old who refused to get vaccinated landed in a missouri icu with just a 20% chance of surviving, now fighting for his life as his wife and 6-year-old son watch through a window. >> i was strongly against the vaccine just because we're a strong, conservative family, but that little boy out there is a reason to have a vaccine. >> reporter: and health officials tell me the threat of serious disease for children is a real concern right now. this hospital recently admitted 17 children in just a matter of days. and this recent surge is beginning to first responders in new orleans where the mayor says
the city is unable to keep up with 911 calls. >> overwhelming indeed, thank you. meanwhile, the fda is trying to decide whether booster shots are going to be necessary but israel has already started giving them to some of its most vulnerable citizens. ian pannell is live in london where the uk could start doing the same for its citizens. good morning to you, ian. >> reporter: yeah, good morning, t.j., that's right. it's a world first. israel has begun giving a third booster vaccine shot to the over 60s and other vulnerable people that is as infections start to rise there. now, like many countries there's been a debate whether it's needed but they decided to press ahead. this as pfizer says antibody protection does start to wane after six months. this is really important. it's not just about the antibodies. it's also about the t-cell protection. the u.s. fda is actively reviewing data about the need for booster shots but for now none are available or recommended in the u.s. but as you say, here in britain, the government is planning to roll out booster vaccines for
next month. this, of course, the astrazeneca vaccine, but health experts everywhere emphasize regardless the vaccines are still extremely effective at preventing severe illness or death and know that research is ongoing. we still are having to learn how much and for how long we're protected. george. >> ian pannell, thanks. let's bring in the director of the national institutes of health, dr. francis collins. dr. collins, thanks for joining us again here on "gma." let's begin with booster shots. we're seeing israel offering them. the uk next month. is it inevitable here? >> well, we're certainly looking at it almost daily. as you heard, fda oversees this and the data is gathering, both from the u.s. and from what we've learned from places like israel and the uk. i would say right now, there is not evidence that we need to go ahead with boosters in the united states, but that's an ongoing debate so let me be clear, actually the existing
approved vaccines in the u.s., pfizer, moderna, j&j do have high effectiveness against delta. there is no reason to rush forward at this present time for a booster decision, but we're going to watch that day by day. >> but what's the harm in moving forward? is it some concern that it's going to create vaccine hesitancy? >> i think we just want to do the thing that's going to help people the most and recognize also that there is a worldwide shortage of vaccines and there are countries desperate to get access, and if the united states with its large population decides we need a whole other bunch of vaccines for our country that means those are not going to be able to go somewhere else. we will do that if that's what's necessary to protect americans. at the present time the data doesn't convince us that it's time to go forward. >> we are starting to see some children get more seriously ill with the virus, and this other respiratory virus in addition to covid. what can you tell us about that? >> well, it is very true that delta seems capable of not just giving severe illness to older people but also to adolescents and even children.
another reason i think why we have to push forward as much as we can with getting vaccination rates up. i'm encouraged by the way to see a 56% increase in vaccinations over the last two weeks and especially so in places that are being hit hard by delta like missouri and arkansas, louisiana, florida, which you've already heard about this morning. we need to push that. if you're really worried about the kids, let's get the people who can be vaccinated at a higher rate. we've got a long way to go in some of those communities to get to the point where people are protected. >> dr. fauci said yesterday that things will get worse before they get better but he doesn't think lockdowns will be needed. how do you see the fall playing out? >> well, i agree. we want to avoid lockdowns at all costs, but that means we'll have to do some other things that won't necessarily be welcomed by people such as the new recommendation of wearing masks at indoor gatherings even if you're vaccinated because we learned from that outbreak in
massachusetts that vaccinated people can probably transmit this even though they are very well protected. against severe disease. it will mean schools really need to have kids masked so that they're protected from being the source of spreading as well and that's not popular with kids or parents, but if we want to avoid a more severe outcome that might lead to more extreme measures like lockdowns we know what to do. we just need to do it. it would be so good if we could have that conversation about the data and the evidence and the public health arguments and get politics out of it. unfortunately, that's not where we are at the present time in the united states of america. >> you know, one of the things we've seen in england is the huge drop in cases in the last couple of weeks even as they've opened up and so worried about the surge earlier. how do you explain it? should we expect that as well? >> it's kind of puzzling, george. i don't know that most of us were expecting to see that. is that because this variant is
so wildly contagious that you actually have seen the point arrive where most people have gotten infected or at least enough anyway that you're starting to get to herd immunity from natural infection. that's not something we want to see happen because that will cost a lot of lives, but it's interesting to see that drop and there are people like scott gottlieb saying that's going to happen here too. i think he's the in minority. i think most of the projections say we're in for a tough august, september, october. the best thing we can do to try to mute that very steady rise in the curve is to get more people vaccinated as quickly as possible, so if somebody is listening who has been on the fence, listen to that story from the guy in the icu who wished he had gotten vaccinated. look in "the post" today at the 39-year-old father whose final text to his wife was, i should have gotten the damn vaccine. come on, folks. we have enough evidence not to question the safety and efficacy of these vaccines. there is no more reason to hold back. >> amen to that. dr. collins, thanks for your time and information, robin.
now to that breaking news from the olympics. simone biles is set to compete in the balance beam finals. this as the u.s. women's gymnastics team shines. amy robach, you know she's still there in tokyo with the latest joining us live. good morning, amy. >> reporter: that's right, still here, robin and it was a wild day for team usa with american gymnast jade carey taking home the gold in the floor finals as one of the most decorated american olympians gears up to compete once again. this morning, simone biles set to go for gold in tokyo. usa gymnastics announcing that biles will compete on the balance beam tuesday after sitting out all event finals so far. as she prepares to return to the competition, biles is in the stands cheering on her teammate jade carey who earlier this morning won gold in the floor event. breakout star suni lee snagging bronze on the uneven bars rounding out her medal trifecta. her teammate mykayla skinner launching herself onto the
podium after an impressive performance in the vault final earning a silver medal. skinner wasn't even supposed to compete after being pushed out of the competition during qualifications, but once teammate simone biles withdrew from that event she got a second chance and biles was there to cheer her on. >> this was seriously so unexpected i was actually going to take a flight home after team finals so for me to be able to turn myself around and be able to come out and finally compete one last time was seriously so unreal. >> reporter: the u.s. racking up medals in track and field. kendra harrison becoming a silver medal champion after smoking the 100-meter hurdles with jasmine camacho-quinn grabbing the gold from puerto rico. fred kerley bringing home the silver in the men's 100-meter dash but lamont marcell jacob becoming the first ialian to take the gold. beach volleyball april ross and alex kleinman advancing to the quarterfinals after a fiery knockout round.
and this comes after the u.s. women's national soccer team suffered a devastating loss to canada. the american women will now compete for the bronze which now brings us to the medal count, as it stands right now, the united states leading in the overall medal count but has the second most gold medals just behind china, robin. >> amy, you'd be proud. t.j. was watching the soccer match before we went on the air in his dressing room. >> he was texting me about it, i know. >> hey, what about that moment, that incredible moment in the men's high jump, amy. >> reporter: oh, wow, yeah, robin, during the olympic final in men's high jump we saw two olympians, one from italy, one from qatar, both fighting for gold, but when they both failed to clear the last height they had three tries. the rules of the sport said they could have a jump off for gold or they could share it. the two men, you'll see it right there, they chose to share the gold medal. they didn't even speak any words between them, it was just a knowing glance. these are friends for more than a decade and i think a lot of
people would agree that was a pretty beautiful moment and the true spirit of the olympics. >> it truly was. we'll check back with you in a little bit. >> it was great to see. we're going to go to washington now and a major step for the bipartisan infrastructure bill backed by president biden. overnight, senators unveiled the trillion-dollar package for rebuilding america's roads, bridges and mass transit, and it weighs in at more than 2,700 pages and rachel scott has the details. good morning, rachel. >> reporter: george, good morning, and it was a long weekend here on capitol hill but senators now have in hand the text of that bipartisan infrastructure package. the total price tag, $1 trillion, and that includes $110 billion for roads and bridges, $39 billion for public transit and $65 billion to expand broadband internet, and it will head to debate on the senate floor, where some senators will try to force changes and this will be a delicate task. tat bipartisan group of negotiators will have to keep at least ten republicans on board for this to clear the senate and it does face some challenges ahead, though senators are optimistic that they have the
votes, that they will pass it by the end of the week. over in the house lawmakers are already on recess. democrats hold a very slim majority there and progressives have already made it clear that they want to see a much bigger and larger package passed first, george. >> rachel, we're facing this eviction crisis, the moratorium about to end but white house and congress at odds over how to deal with it. >> reporter: yeah, and the house tried to force a vote to try to extend the moratorium before they left on that recess. that failed, george. there's no plans to take this up in the senate, so now the white house and democratic leadership are turning to state and local governments, trying to put the pressure on them to quickly distribute the funds that congress set aside to help landlords and renters. of the $47 billion available so far, only $3 billion has been distributed, george. >> rachel scott, thank you very much. a lot more coming up on "gma" including the nhl star accused by his estranged wife of throwing games to pay gambling debts speaking out. and amanda knox criticizing
the new movie "stillwater" accusing it of profiting off of her name and story. that's ahead, but first good morning, ginger. good morning to all of you. you heard me talk about dry lightning, that's where none of the rain makes it to the ground but the lightning does and starts new wildfires. that's exactly what happened, 35 fires started in oregon because of that, and let me show you the video from san bernardino. this shows you what happens when lightning hits a tree, it splits in half. you can imagine how a fire starts very easily. then we saw all of that monsoon flow. yes, it's good to put a dent in the drought, but not great when interstate 15 looks like that. that is a vehicle really struggling to make it there. and you're going to see more of that, the hail, the thunderstorms, the monsoon flow all the way up to idaho with flash flood watches. your local weather in 30 seconds. first though, the select cities sponsored by verizon.
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day for the first time since february. louisiana reporting the highest infection rate in the u.s. with hospitalizations there up nearly 500% in the last month. and the rapper dababy is under fire after making homophobic comments about hiv and aids on stage. he was removed from chicago's lollapalooza music festival lineup just hours before he would have hit the stage. the organizers say the show is "founded on diversity, inclusivity and respect." dababy apologized on twitter the next day. and take a look here. you go to rodeo, you're supposed to watch the bulls, not sit next to them in the stands. this bull had a different idea. close call at a rodeo. made a dash for the crowd and almost cleared that barrier, nobody was injured. they were able to corral the 2,000-pound bull back into the arena. now we turn to nhl star evander kane. the san jose sharks forward is speaking out after his estranged wife accused him of tanking games to pay off gambling debts. eva pilgrim has the story. good morning, eva. >> reporter: good morning, george. there are serious allegations with possible serious consequences for kane.
he has come out adamantly denying them but this morning, the nhl is starting its process to investigate the claims. this morning, the national hockey league investigating claims from san jose sharks forward evander kane's wife that he was betting and throwing his own games to pay off gambling debts. anna kane making the allegations on her instagram story, how does the nhl let a compulsive gambling addict still play when he's obviously throwing games to win money adding, can someone ask commissioner gary bettman how they let a player bet and win with bookies on his own games? >> these are very serious allegations. the nhl is extremely clear in its collective bargaining agreement players are not allowed to make any bets on nhl games and, again, betting and influencing the own game, throwing it is something the nhl doesn't want. >> reporter: the hockey star firing back saying the two are in the midst of getting a divorce, responding to the allegations tweeting, i have never gambled/bet on hockey, never gambled/bet on a sharks game, never gambled/bet on any of my games and never thrown a
hockey game. i look forward to cooperating fully with the league's investigation, having my name cleared and looking forward to this upcoming season. the nhl saying the integrity of our game is paramount and the league takes these allegations very seriously. the sharks releasing a statement supporting a full and transparent investigation. >> the punishments are very severe, they can range from the cancellation of a player's contract to indefinite suspension. >> reporter: one of the league's top scorers, the hockey star is three seeings into a $49 million seven-year contract. but still has a history of money troubles. in january he filed for bankruptcy, claiming to be $26 million in debt. in 2019, a las vegas casino sued kane alleging he failed to repay a $500,000 gambling bet. the casino reportedly later dropping the lawsuit. and we have been told that the nhl hopes to have this
investigation completed before the start of training camp which is in september. >> it's coming up, all right. thank you, eva. now to amanda knox criticizing the new film "stillwater," claiming it was inspired by the crime that led to her murder conviction in italy. knox says the movie reinforces a false image of her as guilty. matt gutman has the latest. >> the father of the girl. >> do you think the americans did it? >> yes, ma'am. >> reporter: this morning, amanda knox firing back at the makers of the new movie "stillwater." which is drawing coming pair sons to her own ordeal. >> i loved her. >> i know you did. >> everybody thinks i killed her. >> reporter: the new film stars matt damon as an american father who travels to france to help his daughter who has been in prison for a murder she says she didn't commit. now, knox says the movie is the latest work to rip off my story without my consent at the expense of my reputation. in an essay titled "who owns my
name," knox writing on the website medium, does my face? what about my life, my story? why is my name being used to refer to events i had no hand in? knox and her then-boyfriend raffaele sollecito were convicted by italian authorities for the 2007 murder of her roommate meredith kercher while studying abroad in italy. in 2015 they were exonerated, but in a separate trial, in 2008, rudy guede was also convicted of murdering kercher. last month tom mccarthy, the director of "stillwater" credited her story as an inspiration during development at the premiere at the cannes film festival. >> i was pretty fascinated with the amanda knox case back a long time ago and did a pretty deep dive into it. >> reporter: in a recent interview with "vanity fair," the director says, we decided, hey, let's leave the amanda knox case behind. but let me take this piece of the story, an american woman studying abroad
involved in some kind of sensational crime and she ends up in jail and fictionalize everything around it. knox says the film reinforces an image of me as a guilty and untrustworthy person adding, if you're going to leave the amanda knox case behind and fictionalize everything around it maybe don't use my name so promote it. now, focus features which produced the film has not responded. knox spent seven years in italian jails as those murder trials wound their way through the italian court system before finally being acquitted in 2015, and knox says that it's cases like hers of people being wrongfully accused. it's often the courts and the media that have the most influence in crafting their public image, and she says that films like "stillwater" can perpetuate that. guys. >> all right, matt, thank you. coming up here, travel boom as covid cases rise. we'll tell you what some experts are saying about taking that summer getaway. l boom as covid cases rise. we'll tell you what some experts are saying about taking that
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now experts say you can still travel, but vaccinated people are safer, and everyone needs to be cautious. this morning, with the uk re-opening to vaccinated americans, united airlines telling abc news it's adding a slew of flights between america and the uk, 40 per week. this as the more contagious delta variant spreads across the country. some concerned about their summer travel plans. on average more than 2 million travelers are flying every day. so we asked the experts, is it safe to travel? dr. anne rimoin, epidemiologist at usc, says the unvaccinated are the ones who really need to rethink travel. >> if you are vaccinated, you yourself do not have to be worried about, am i going to get really sick, be hospitalized and die? that is a very unlikely scenario. if you are unvaccinated, you do really have to really consider this. >> reporter: other experts like
dr. colleen kraft, an infectious disease expert at emory healthcare in atlanta, say traveling regardless of vaccination status should be done with caution. >> if you have a choice in the matter choosing something less risky for you and your family is something you can do. >> reporter: airlines so far not making changes to existing protocol including full capacity flights. masks, which are currently required by the cdc for all u.s. flights, working alongside cabin air filters which airlines say hold up even against the very contagious delta variant. trade association airlines for america saying in part, the ventilation on board aircraft provides substantial protection. delta airlines saying, filters capture the coronavirus family and other viruses and particulates with upwards of 99.9% efficacy. there is no greater risk of this new variant being transmitted on board. an experiment from the department of defense and united airlines tried to replicate what passengers do on an airplane, breathing, coughing and so on.
it found that with a mask on, only 0.003% of someone's droplets made it into someone else's breathing zone. the experiment, however, did not try to replicate what people do when they walk around and move about the cabin, go to the bathroom, et cetera. the mask mandate on airplanes is set to expire on september 13th as of now, guys. >> all right, will, thank you. all right, well, coming up here, we have a special "play of the day." an american runner takes a fall, not getting a medal but still hailed as one of the heroes of the game. stay with us here on "gma." th u"
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put off chores and use less energy from 4 to 9 pm to help keep our state golden. welcome back to "g welcome back to "gma." back now with our "play of the day." true spirit of the olympics seen in the men's 800-meters. american isaiah jewett, you see the moment there. he gets tangled up with botswana's nigel amos. they both go down. but look, they help each other up. the competitors finish the race together as you see there. arms around each other. isaiah is actually live with us this morning from tokyo with a big old smile on his face. now, you tell me, man, your olympic dreams went down in that moment, but tell me why you're still smiling so big this morning. put some perspective here for us. >> i'm smiling really big because i'm blessed. i'm here and i'm -- i was able to race in that olympic games
and race with everything that i had, and i was able to have fun. that was the majority of the whole thing for me, having fun and making it to complete my dreams, yes, i didn't come as far as i wanted to, but i had a second to show everybody that i'm here and that's what i hope that i did. i showed that i'm here and i'm going to stay here and show that you can do it if you truly believe in your dreams. >> you are here and a lot of people learn more about you probably in that moment than they would have maybe if you got on that podium, but you tell me as soon as you tripped, what went through your mind? did you know in that -- before you even hit the ground my olympic dreams of getting a medal are over? >> no, it kind of -- i was kind of shocked at first. i was stuck and i didn't really know what to think but all i knew was i knew i had to get up and finish the race. i couldn't think about if it was over or not. i just knew that at the end of the day i got to finish my race because that's what my mom taught me. to always finish what i started because that's what's important
in life. you always have to finish everything that you're doing to fully complete and grasp and get the full feeling of what is everything going on. >> wow. what did you immediately say in those moments on the ground there with your competitor nigel amos? >> he actually apologized to me. he was like, oh, sorry, man and then like for a second i was like, it's okay and i got up and i was like, let's finish the race, and i was like let's jog it in together and we just started jogging it in together and crossed the line after that. it was a surreal feeling to like have it end like that, but at the end of the day i knew that before i fell, i was competing, i was being known by all these other runners as a competitor and somebody that's a threat and that just meant the world to me because i was staying in my world and showing them who i was and just before that moment i just felt like i was enjoying myself so much so i'm happy i was able to enjoy myself that long.
>> last thing quickly, if you can, you got to help us understand, nigel amos did appeal and he was put into the final so he did appeal what happened in your race and he was placed in the final. you appealed and what happened? >> i wasn't put into the final. they said that my part of the race was a part of the 800 like if somebody like clips me and then i from there i clip myself, that's a part of like the whole race but me falling and impeding him stopped him from -- i mean, stopped him from continuing so it was just like at the end of the day that's the way it was and that's okay because, you know, i still -- i still can run. i still have feet and i still can push forward so it's okay that i didn't make it right now but i'll keep pushing forward to complete my dream. >> their loss not having you in the final. it's an absolute pleasure talking to you and you have passed on a great message everybody can go by. keep running, my man. see you down the road.
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ooh, get funky with that tune to start the new week with us. we appreciate that. great to be here with t.j. and george. >> apologies to you, robin, for all the screaming i was doing next door, but i was watching the u.s. women. they were taking on canada in the semis there. they lost 1-0 but they are taking it in better stride than i am and shared this photo and the caption, not the result we wanted but not done yet. they still have a medal to play for on thursday and, of course, a lot of folks will be cheering them on. a lot of news to get to. we start with the pandemic. the delta variant is tearing through the country. the daily average of new u.s. cases has surged to more than 72,000. up more than 500% since mid-june. lines to get tested in florida. louisiana is also reporting the highest infection rate in the u.s. hospitalizations up nearly 500% in the last month and janai
norman has the latest. good morning, janai. >> reporter: hey, george, good morning. yeah, hospital admissions up around the state of l.a. including at children's hospitals like this one. we're told has ten covid positive patients, three in the icu. this recent surge overwhelming first responders here in new orleans where the mayor says the city is unable to keep up with 911 calls. this morning, delta variant cases spiking. ♪ in chicago, hundreds of thousands of concertgoers crammed into grant park this weekend for lollapalooza, officials say 90% of attendees were vaccinated but now they're monitoring for any possible covid spread as the u.s. marks a troubling new milestone recording more than 100,000 new covid cases in a single day for the first time since february. >> we keep saying over and over again, the solution to this is get vaccinated. >> reporter: 47 states and territories now categorized as areas with high or substantial
community transmission. at the children's hospital in new orleans, they went from zero covid patients at the beginning of the week to 20 by thursday. >> in our picu we have a 23-month-old infant on a high frequently oscillating ventilator. we've had four other teenagers all unvaccinated in the unit. >> reporter: george spoke to dr. francis collins, the director of the national institute of health. >> we heard dr. fauci say that things will get worse before they get better but doesn't think lockdowns will be needed. how to you see the fall playing out? >> we want to avoid lockdowns at all costs, but that means we will have to do other things that won't necessarily be welcomed by people such as the new recommendation of wearing masks in indoor gatherings even if you're vaccinated. >> reporter: and the number of people here in louisiana getting their first dose of the vaccine has tripled in the last three weeks.
officials tell me that's good news but they have got to do more to get a grip on the recent surge fueled by the delta variant. robin. >> all right, janai, thank you. we have that announcement this morning from the olympics, simone biles is now set to compete in the balance beam finals as the u.s. women's gymnastics team shines, amy live on the ground again there in tokyo. good morning, again, amy. >> reporter: yeah, good morning, robin. they have been shining brightly and this morning simone biles is set to go for gold once again in tokyo. usa gymnastics has officially announced that biles will compete on the balance beam tomorrow after sitting out all event finals so far in this olympics. this all comes after her teammates made it to the podium, jade carey winning gold in the floor event, not that long ago and then breakthrough star suni lee taking the bronze on the uneven bars and mykayla skinner earning a silver in the vault. the u.s. also by the way racking up some medals in track and field. kendra harrison winning silver in the 100-meter hurdles but, yes, on the soccer pitch the american women suffering a
shocking loss to canada, but they will now compete for the bronze. so all is not lost. just to put it in perspective, this is only the second time the team has not qualified for the olympic final, and this is the team's first loss to canada since 2001, robin. but we'll be cheering them on come thursy. >> you got that right, thank you. a parting gift for these graduates at famu. the president told the 2020 class members of the university has paid off $16 million of students' outstanding school debts. the school's president made the announcement during commencement ceremonies for the class of 2020 which had some ceremonies canceled because of the pandemic. there have been a number of historically black colleges and universities who have made similar announcements so congratulations to them. george, you want to take this next one? >> i'll take it. let's turn to giannis antetokounmpo making his triumphant return to greece. thank you, t.j. big victory. raised the larry o'brien trophy
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>> announcer: with america re-opening this summer who will be performing in "gma's" first live concert in the park? ♪ think three times when you feel it kicking in ♪ >> announcer: it's lorde live, the "gma" morning television event, friday, august 20th. don't miss lorde. on "gma." ♪ sponsored by caesars rewards. >> oh. >> told them three times. >> thank you, george. he kept saying do you know -- it's a new song. >> so new we're hearing it for the first time this morning? okay. guys, okay, welcome back, everybody. we are excited to tell you about this new song from lorde but the news here is she's going to be performing in the park. our first in-person "gma" summer concert series in two years. [ applause ]
if you want to be a part of the fun, tickets are required for entry. go to goodmorningamerica.com to get yours so this really is a big deal. >> again, have to get a ticket. have to get a ticket. now our "gma" cover story, the risk for serious illness in children sass a result of the coronavirus remains low but some children's hospitals are reporting an uptick in patients. we've seen janai in new orleans. this as thousands of students head back to school in major cities. joining us now dr. richard besser, our dear friend and president of the robert wood johnson foundation, former acting director of the cdc. all right, rich, always, always, always appreciate your insight and perspective. what do you tell parents who are going to send their children back to school and their children are under the age of 12 and therefore cannot be vaccinated? >> yeah, robin, you know, the
first thing you tell them it's a wonderful thing kids are getting back to the school, so important for their learning but their emotional and physical health and you can also say that we've learned a lot over the past year. you know, over the past year what we've seen is the rates of transmission in the school are far lower than the community. there are a number of things to do. the first is recognize masks will help so you'll see in school a number of thing, wearing masks for everybody in schools, keeping desks apart three feet can be very helpful. you're going to see a lot of schools have developed testing and screening protocols so screening staff and teachers and students who are unvaccinated to see if they're carrying covid. a lot of schools have improved ventilation so for some it's opening windows, for others they put in air filters then the most important thing you can do for your kids, make sure you're vaccinated and if your kids are 12 or older make sure they are vaccinated because that will protect everyone who is not vaccinated. >> what do you say to parents
whose kids go to schools where there isn't a mask mandate? >> well, what you say is, you know, there are a number of states that have said, no, you can't put in a mandate but that doesn't mean you can't send your child with a mask. and i would encourage every parent to do that even if it's not required it will provide some protection for your children and it will provide protection for those in school who may have greater risks for severe infection. >> dr. besser, for those 12 wane older, they go to school, you would certainly say they're going to be safer and better off and better protected? >> yeah, you know, the oldest you are, the greatest the risk is for more severe infection so i would really encourage every parent, get your questions answered. i think it's really important for children 12 and older to get vaccinated. the more kids who get vaccinated in that age group the more we can see middle schools and high schools having a more normal experience for their kids. it's not going to be normal this
fall, but the more kids who are vaccinated the less disease transmission will be and less the school has to close down. >> young adults heading back to college, what are the risk factors there? >> yeah, it's a challenging age group. kids are off on their own. i do favor mandates for colleges and universities, a lot of schools are requiring vaccination to be on campus. if you do that, if you require that then you can have people walking around campus without masks except when they're indoors. right now while delta is widely spreading the recommendation is for indoors where there is a lot of people put the masks on. >> as always, thank you so much. take care. t.j. we turn now to the good news from ashley judd. nearly six months after shattering her leg during a fall in the democratic republic of congo, the actress feared she
would never walk again. she shared this video showing herself hiking. erielle reshef has more on this. good morning to you, erielle. >> reporter: hey, good morning to you, t.j. that's right, just months after her harrowing accident in the congolese rain forest ashley is now basking in how far she's come on her long road to recovery. ashley judd sharing incredible videos of her hiking in the swiss alps walking on her own two feet less than six months after a horrific accident shattered her leg and nearly took her life. the actor saying five months and three weeks after the accident in the congolese rain forest i walked again and in what fashion. saying she was able to walk for more than an hour adding, my leg will never be the same. she is a new leg and i love her. we are buddies. we have come a long way and have a fabulous life ahead. the accident shattering her leg in four places, judd suffering extensive nerve damage needing eight hours of surgery to repair the bones and decompress the hemorrhaging nerve. in an interview with "the new york times" earlier this year, judd recounted
her traumatic accident and grueling rescue. >> i'm going into shock, i'm passing out. my teeth are chattering. i'm in a cold sweat. >> reporter: the star sharing signs of progress showing off control over her feet that doctors didn't expect to see for at least a year. >> in her video posted on instagram, it noted that she's gaining back some of that function, some of that ability to lift her foot up. that's a big, big accomplishment. >> reporter: judd posting her recovery along the way from surgery to rehab writing, i sobbed through them. i made it because of the love, exhortation and validation of my many friends. crediting her recovery to physical therapy, osteopathy, and even yoga. experts say a multifaceted approach is critical. >> it's not just your leg or your knee or your ankle, it's the whole body that has to recover. >> reporter: and judd also expressed immense gratitude to the doctors who carried out that rigorous eight-hour surgery and to those praying for her as she continues to recover, guys.
>> we are thinking of her, continue to think of her. thank you. ginger. i don't know if you felt that chill this weekend but it was almost fall-like. this morning we're starting to see the numbers climb up. belmar, new jersey, from our surfline camera got down to 60. still cooler than average for this time of year. we're about to heat it up. august looking like it'll come in hot for the northeast and great lakes. this is the six to ten-day outlook. back to iowa above average temperatures anticipated. the end of this week through early next week and look at the good news out here, below average temperatures for folks in the west so things will be, i guess, looking up for everybody if you wanted a little bit more summerlike norm. it is a bright morning here in the bay area. let's take a look at the forecast. mix of clouds and sun. it will be warm in the afternoon. cooling down on wednesday and
warming up later in the week. high temperatures ranging from the mid-60s at the coast to the low to mid 70s on the bay shoreline. here is the accuweather 7-day forecast. it is going to be warmer tomorrow afternoon with a sharp now to the new parenting rp book that relies on science. it's called "the family firm: a data-driven guide to better decision making in the early school years." janai norman talked with the author emily oster. hey, janai. >> reporter: hey, george. yeah, an economist by trade emily oster dives into the data on parenting issues, cuts through the clutter and gives family the bottom line to help them make better decisions. her books on pregnancy and toddlers skyrocketed her to parenting world fame and now she's back crunching the numbers on topics that keep parents with school age kids up at night. rachel is debating getting her 6-year-old daughter a cell phone. >> here you go.
>> reporter: she likes the safety a phone can offer but not everything else that comes with it. >> i don't want her to have access to apps or facebook or social media or even the internet. i really just want like an old-school cell phone that can make phone calls and tell me where my child is. >> reporter: it's kid conundrums like this economist emily oster examines in "the family firm" with the best-selling author doing the math homework on big kid issues from picking the right school to screen time and giving parents tools to approach them like a business executive. >> when you're parenting older kids, there are two big challenges, one is the day-to-day logistics of managing your kids and the second is the big decisions that come up that you didn't expect and this is a book with a strategy for dealing with both of those problems and if you want to know how much
should my kids sleep or what should they eat there is a lot of data on those big questions. >> talk to me about sleep. >> sleep is very important. so when they bring kids into a study they've shown if you manipulate even an hour, it actually affects how kids perform in memory tasks and school tasks. >> reporter: when it comes to cell phone, social media and kids oster says the data is limited. >> we have some evidence that having access to online communities can help kids if they're struggling to connect p. on the other hand, there is definitely correlation between excessive social media use and things like depression so some of this is going to have to be about evaluating how do you think your kid will react? >> reporter: oster is no stranger to controversy and faced criticism for her writing on breast-feeding and drinking during pregnancy and last year was in the center of the fierce debate over re-opening schools advocating children should return to in-person learning. why did you feel that that was an important issue to speak out about? >> i looked out at what was
going on and realized that we were not serving children well. i think we have learned over the pandemic that when kids are not in in-person school there are declines in mental health, loss in learning and how important it is to have them in there for air development. >> reporter: as parents prepare for a return to school, she has tips. she suggests creating the big picture. outlining the values and priorities important in your home. it's almost like the mission statement of your corporation. >> the goal is to get on the same page like do i want to have dinner together with the family? are kids going to go to bed early? that will make the day-to-day of our family lives happier. >> reporter: and critics of oster point out she's not a doctor to which she says, having different points of view about raising children can give parents perspective as they come up with their own mission statement. you've got two kids. i have to say if we're talking
about running families like a business my two toddlers would be disgruntled employees. >> you are in the thick of it. "the family firm" available tomorrow. coming up the "suicide squad" stars margot robbie and idris elba will join us live. >> announcer: "gma" friday, get ready, america. because nelly is about to ignite your summer weekend. ♪ on up ♪ >> announcer: it's nelly with special guests performing for you friday on "good morning america" sponsored by caesars rewards.
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>> thank you, spencer. we'll have another abc7 news update in about 30 minutes, but you can always find the latest at ♪ and good morning, once again, to you all. welcome back to "gma." time to reveal our latest buzz pick, "island queen" by vanessa riley. take a look at this. >> good morning, america. i'm vanessa riley and i'm thrilled my novel, "island queen," is your new "gma" buzz pick. "island queen" tells a true-life story of dorothy kerwin-thomas who buys her freedom from enslavement and rises to become one of the wealthiest land owners in the west indies. she bills businesss across the caribbean, battles colonial powers and is wooed by a prince, a future king of england. dorothy is dolly parton, gloria steinem and oprah all wrapped up together. "island queen" is a perfect
historical adventure. >> ha did she say, oprah? >> gloria steinem. >> and dolly, dolly parton. >> wrapped up together. i'm in. >> she holds a master in industrial engineering from stanford and is a mom. "island queen" is out now. you can read an excerpt by using your phone, scan that qr code on your screen and as always be sure to keep reading along with us on instagram at "gma" book club. we're revealing our book club pick for this month coming up, don't miss that as well. >> you don't want to miss that. right now we have two of the biggest stars in all of hollywood joining us. they are starring in the new over-the-top superhero movie "suicide squad" getting rave reviews. ladies and gentlemen, margot robbie, idris elba. both of them here on little old "gma" this morning. great to see you both. now, margot -- >> good morning.
>> good morning. this is the first time you both have been working together on the same film. margot, word on the street you did a little checking on idris, is that true? >> i asked around. i asked a few friends, i was like, what is idris like? is he going to be cool to work with and the people i asked said you guys are going to get along so well and we did. >> idris, was earth did you turn around and check on margot. >> i didn't. i didn't have to. her reputation is impeckable, impeccable. so i was -- actually i was really pleasantly surprised. such a lovely person to work with. amazing. >> the reputation of this movie is impeckable too. 96% on rotten tomatoes, idris. robin mentioned those rave reviews being called demented comedy, wonderfully unhinged. how would you describe it? >> i would describe it as
bonkers like literally just bonkers. it's a bonkers movie. >> well, margot, this is almost a dating game for harley quinn to sum degree. she's single and looking to mingle. now, how does this end up working up playing a single harley quinn? >> i mean, harley is looking for love in all the wrong places as harley would. it doesn't always end well for harley in the love game. >> let's take a look at a clip. >> it's clear. >> what are you guys doing? >> well, you, we're here to save you. >> you were going to save me? >> really good plan too. >> well, i can go back inside and you can still do it. >> that's patronizing. >> well, idris, you called it
broncoers starting with that dress. >> yeah, can we take a minute to appreciate the sandals that idris is doing that stunt in. >> whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. shots fired. >> guys, you have to help us here as well. there's -- you have one character that controls rats and, margot, you had a pet rat at one point but i know some of this stuff is computer generated. how many rats did you have to deal with. >> what? >> yes, on the set. >> on the set i think there was like three hero rats, jaws was the main one i think. he plays sebastian. they all play sebastian the rat who is very sweet and i think people, even if they're not rat lovers after watching this movie might change their mind. >> we have john cena coming up wednesday. give us dish on john. >> yeah, you know, john is --
he's very serious in interviews, but, you know, don't be fooled by that. he is hilarious, get him to just, you know, bit of freestyle. say anything off the top. but be careful it might be x-rayed. he's very funny, very funny off the top. >> i know. he'll have a suit on. always has a suit on when he comes on on "gma" but we're not fooled at all. margot, talk about the rest of the cast. it is really stellar. >> it's an incredible cast. some characters crossing over from "suicide squad," the first time people were intree doused coming back again and a lot of new characters and in true james gunn fashion he brought out a lot of unexpected characters, a lot of characters people definitely haven't heard of before and he makes you love them and then he might kill them. you know, anyone can die in this movie. it's kind of -- it's not your usual comic book film so be prepared to be shocked.
>> a ah, so this is the first te but you all want to work together again? >> oh, i would love to. everyone was so -- >> 100%. it was a great cast. it was a good team and i'd love to do it again with the team. >> ah, well, thank you. >> if i survive. >> if you survive. that's true because you never know. thank you both so very, very, very much. >> thank you. >> and "the suicide squad" in theerts and hbo max on friday. coming up, revealing our august book club selection. come on back. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ welcome back. we are back with a new olympic dream team. april ross, alix klineman dominating beach volleyball for team usa. advancing to the quarterfinals and amy robach back with us for this pair fighting for gold. hello again to you, robes. >> reporter: hello, again. yes, alix klineman and april ross are the last american women's team in contention for a beach volleyball medal in tokyo. april says the team has one focus, let's put it all out there and go for it. ♪ in tokyo the sun is out, the heat is on and the americans are dominating on the beach. april ross and alix klineman one step closer to medaling after advancing to the round of eight in beach volleyball. but the duo hasn't been together
very long. teaming up only in 2018 with olympic veteran ross saying that finding a partner is a lot like dating. >> you could list all of the qualities on a piece of paper and say, you know, that's the one i want and then you get on the court and it could just not work. >> you need chemistry. >> you need chemistry. i feel like there should be an app for it. a beach volleyball dating app. >> it is really unique because in every other team sport you have all these other teammates and so you get to kind of decide how much time you want to spend with each person or you can gravitate toward certain people but it's just us two so it's really important that we take care of our relationship and that you have a lot of open communication because it really does affect things on the court. >> reporter: abc's matt gutman sat down with the pair shortly before they arrived in tokyo. ranked number two in the world, they're now top medal contenders. one thing that's given them an edge, preparing for the extreme heat here in japan where temperatures often exceed 90
degrees. >> as athletes we're just trained to reframe, see adversity and see what can we get out of this? >> reporter: the u.s. has already seen two of its teams knocked out with ross and klineman the only american women left standing putting pressure on the southern california natives but you wouldn't know it. the pair managing to defeat cuba to advance to the next round. a special moment for klineman who is making her olympic debut. >> i have been trying to get to this point my whole life. there's actually a lot of kind of failure in my road to tokyo and i'm just so grateful that i found this other opportunity on the beach and that i was able to partner up with april because it's really feeling like such a new beginning and something that i felt like was meant to be. >> reporter: yeah, you can just frelinghuys feel it. we'll see how far they go when this team takes on the defending olympic champions germany. it happens tomorrow morning here
in tokyo, t.j. >> look, part of the story there has been, look, you've been joking about what the humidity is doing to your hair but there are some extreme conditions that are going on there. these athletes are having to deal with. >> reporter: it is true. i actually just looked it up. when those two are playing tomorrow morning around 9:00 a.m. here in tokyo, the real feel temperature is going to be 103 degrees. the heat is no joke. it is dangerous. they say they prepared for it but this is a whole other level of heat and humidity. i can attest to it and so can my hair as you pointed out to me over texts. you were teasing me, were you not earlier this morning. >> i said you had a glow. that's all i said. that's all i said, robes. all right, we will talk to you -- >> reporter: you did not but it's fine. >> let's check in -- >> are you blushing? >> okay, let's just say i said she had a farrah fawcett theme going on. that was the text. if you make me that's why. ginger, please. help. they've been rough on me this
morning. >> hey, if i can get a farrah fawcett text i can always appreciate that. we have an exclusive preview of tonight's bachelorette hometown episode. looks like there may be a twist with front-runner greg. >> i'm loving this girl. >> really. >> she feels me up with so much happiness. i haven't been this happy in a long time and i do see me getting engaged to her at the end. i really do. >> so great to see the light back on in him but greg getting hurt, getting crushed would be my biggest fear. >> so where do you stand right now with him? do you think you're in love with greg. >> given i'm in multiple relationships it's the one thing i want to keep close and give to the final person. >> ooh. the veiled threat. love that. "the bachelorette" airs tonight
the week in the bay area with it is time for our "gma" august book club pick. something of a twist on "stepford wives." let's see it. ♪ it is "the husbands" by chandler baker. here she is. >> good morning, america. chandler baker here and i'm so excited that my new novel, "the husbands," has been selected as your "good morning america's" august book club pick. "the husbands" follows an overworked mother and lawyer who goes house hunting in a nice neighborhood where she meets a group of high-powered women with supportive husbands. the novel imagines a world where the burden of the second shift is shared and what might take to get there. i know we'll have a lot to discuss and can't wait to see you back here soon. >> we will talk to chandler later this month.
to read an excerpt scan the qr code on your screen and read along at "gma" book club as well. >> delicious and timely. one of -- delicious and timely. >> sounds like a good tale. coming up how to get celebrity looks at less than 1% of the price. why o-cedar ? because when i get home, we like to play crocodile on the floor o-cedar easywring
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account. we joined her on a shopping spree to learn some of these tricks. look at this. ♪ from curtains to couture, stylist iesha gilchrist has an eye for design. >> the moment that i just create something totally new out of that one piece that nobody else wanted, it makes me feel accomplished. >> reporter: the 29-year-old takes thrift finds and adjusts them with a simple fold, a tuck or a tie to transform them into high fashion. >> you just have to have a little bit of creativity. fold a sleeve up and have a brand-new look. >> reporter: she shares thrift tips and tricks with her more than 200 thousand instagram followers. >> i'll let you in on a secret. you do not have to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on an outfit. it's all about you using your creativity and knowing your own personal style. >> reporter: finding creative inspiration from michelle obama and even the period drama "bridgerton." >> i love a challenge. i love trying to mimic something until i get the look i'm going for.
it makes me feel great all around. >> and look at who we have live, here to work her magic on three looks, good morning to you. the first comes from issa rae, designer dress at the b.e.t. awards estimated to cost some 2 grand. you're telling me we have a model to do this for us, latoria wearing a looklike from a thrift store you got for $10. oversize blazer. >> yes, so when i go into the thrift store i literally go into the men's department first. everybody sleeps on the men's department but the men's department has the best blazers and all you have to do is add a simple broach or even a belt if you want to have a more high fashion look. >> i never would have thought of that. makes perfect sense. the next look, you have a more casual look from hailey bieber, colorful oversize shirt. her outfit cost about 700 plus. but you got a thrift version for $11. how did you do this?
>> yes, so with this look i really wanted to emphasize the oversize baggy look so i just really went for a printed top and just left it open and then i saw a white tank top and just cut it in half right below breast line. >> you got a hmm from robin over here. your outfit as well. you're mimicking something, beyonce was making a fashion statement but she had on pants that cost about 1900 bucks. estimated. now you are wearing a look. how did you pull this off and what did you pay for it? >> so i only paid about $7 for this full outfit. the top is an actual size 2x. don't be afraid to go up a size when thrifting so the pants, you can always find printed bottoms in a thrift store so the pants were easy for me. but you definitely have to go up a size when you're in the thrift store. >> did you say $7? what did you say?
$7? >> yes. $7. >> good night. >> that pose like she was doing before, had the leg out. do the pose. >> yeah, there you go. there you go. work it. >> as you answer this last question keep the pose but what's the number one rule if you're trying to do vintage? >> okay, so the number one rule if you are shopping vintage, you want to make sure your confidence is on a ten. you cannot let these clothes wear you. you need to wear the clothes, okay? >> oh. well, all right, good to see you and you are getting a hand clap over here from robin. >> i'm snapping. yes, yes. >> all right. iesha, good to see you. stay with us on "gma." >> thanks for having me. >> we will go to break with that
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good morning, everyone, i'm kumasi aaron from abc7 mornings. jobina is here with a look at the roadways. >> bringing you updates from b.a.r.t. right now, they're experiencing a mainly delay on the antioch line in the sfo direction. a live look in walnut creek showing off 680. one of our busiest corridors going southbound and much better for the richmond san rafael. bridge. low to mid-70s around the baseline. overnight, we'll see the return of the marine layer and coastal drizzle. low temperatures mainly in the 50s. here's the accuweather seven- day forecast. warming up tomorrow. cooling down sharply on wednesday. then warming up again, big
time, by the end of the week. now it's time >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today on "live," today, from "the suicide squad," idris elba. and from the new series, "turner & hooch," josh peck. a special preview of the new york auto show. and katie lowes joins ryan as the cohost. all next on "live!" and now, here are ryan seacrest and katie lowes! [applause] >> katie: hi, ryan seacrest! >> ryan: it is so good to see you. >> katie: hi! >> ryan: it is monday, august 2nd. in for kelly is katie lowes. >> katie: hi! >> ryan: i look forwaro