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historic. dr. jon lapook, thank you. we're going to turn now to the largest resettlement of refugees in this country since the fall of saigon in 1975. tonight more than 50,000 afghanistans are waiting resettlement. 14,000 and many children are starting new lives here in the u.s. cbs' natalie brand tells us one family's story. >> reporter: the ramazani siblings appear completely at ease living with their extended family in texas. >> it's beautiful. >> beautiful. >> reporter: a world away from the pain and trauma they left behind in afghanistan. hajar is the oldest of the four, injured by anni ed as a child. their mother was killed during the attack on the kabul airport in late august as they tried to flee. she says the situation was horrible and tries not to remember it. the children came to houston in early september, the same
airport where their cousin dave ali arrived at a refugee at age 13. >> at first it was not easy for us because i didn't know the culture or the language. i was just like them. >> reporter: ali and his siblings now paying it forward to the next generation. you don't have children yourself? >> no, i don't. >> reporter: so suddenly you have four. >> yes, i have four big ones. >> reporter: the children arrived with just a few belongings. >> everything in here is new. >> yeah. >> reporter: new experiences. >> wow. >> reporter: from makeovers and a first laptop to school, a first for hajar, who didn't go in afghanistan. new classes in a new language. what's your favorite? >> i like math. >> reporter: math? >> yeah. >> reporter: gnat ran is learning english and now spanish too. >> adios. >> reporter: fitting for a country that dave ali describes as a melting pot. >> i have a brother that is a doctor. my sister is a psychiatrist. and i'm going back to school to finish my accounting degree.
we're doing our best to live the american dream. and i hope the kids will do better than us. >> reporter: natalie brand, cbs news, houston. >> and there is a big headline tonight from the global climate summit in scotland. more than 40 countries are pledging to phase out the use of coal power, but the u.s. is not part of that pact. one focus of the summit has been protecting vulnerable communities from the effects of climate change. in tonight's eye on america, cbs' ben tracy shows us how climate change is forcing a native american tribe in the pacific northwest to move to higher ground. ♪ >> the water is a big part of us. we usually go sit at the point, and usually by that tree. and elizabeth, she sings songs at the point. it helps a lot of people. >> reporter: jaedyn black is a student at the quileute tribal
school on the western edge of the peninsula. the tree she mentioned is barely holding on. >> the roots are expose and it looks like it's about to fall into the water. >> yeah, that's sad. that tree has been here a long time. >> reporter: the quileutes' tribal village, home to about 400 people is now threatened by the pacific ocean's rising waters due to climate change. storms here are getting more severe, pushing debris into town and consuming the tribe's land. >> my students used to be able to stand about four feet that way. >> reporter: alice ryan is the science teacher. are you surprised by how quickly this all seems to be happening now? >> it's literally taking parts of the quileute tribe's land and washing it out to the ocean. >> reporter: the tribe has lost land before. it once called vast swathes of the olympic peninsula home until the late 1800s when the u.s. government confined it to just about one square mile right up against the pacific. land prone to flooding and
tsunamis. [ siren ] students practice evacuating and fleeing to higher ground, and now with climate change arriving on the doorstep of their school, the tribe is building a new one on top of the hill, far away from those rising ocean waters. >> it's sad, and it's going to be really different, because this is where a lot of us grew up. >> reporter: congress gave permission to use national parkland near the new school for a new tribal village if the quileute have to eventually abandon dozens of homes near the coast, a fate shared by tribes from alaska to florida, who now find themselves forced to relocate. >> i'm not going to move unless mother nature makes me move. >> reporter: ann penn-charles has lived on the same street in the lower village her entire life. she says to honor her ancestors, she will hold out as long as she can. >> that's the toughest thing, you know. we don't want the give up our land. you know, we signed over so much
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15 degrees below normal for this time of year. warmer weather is expected this weekend. all right, tonight nearly ten months into joe biden's presidency, his build back better plan unveiled before his inauguration appears to be headed for a vote in the house. let's get the latest now from cbs' kris van cleave on capitol hill. all right, kris, there has been some movement? >> norah, there is new momentum toward passing president biden's $1.75 trillion social spending plan, and that vote could come as soon as tonight, if democrats are able to line up enough votes to pass it. now tuesday was really a wake-up call for the party. the loss in virginia, the narrow victory in new jersey has g galvanized democrats that they need to do something ahead of next year's midterms. taking a look what's currently inside the house bill, hundreds of billions of dollars to address climate change. an extension of the child tax credit, universal pre-k and prescription drug pricing reform. not in this bill, tuition-free community college, clean energy standards, as well as expanding
medicare to cover dental and vision. immigration reform remains kind of a question mark. negotiations are ongoing. speaker pelosi added back family leave. that's something that west virginia senator joe manchin opposes. so it's becoming very clear whenever it is the senate gets this bill, they're going change it. norah? >> kris van cleave, thank you so much. well, still ahead, it's what hollywood superstar the rock says about using guns on his movie sets. and how a quick-thinking nyquil severe gives you powerful relief for your worst cold and flu symptoms, on sunday night and every night. nyquil severe. the nighttime, sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy head, best sleep with a cold, medicine. with voltaren arthritis pain gel. my husband's got his moves back. an alternative to pills, voltaren is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory gel for powerful arthritis pain relief. voltaren, the joy of movement. how did olay top expensive creams?
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ros removed from the murder trial of kyle rittenhouse today. the juror was kicked out for bias after telling a racist joke to a court deputy about the police shooting of jacob blake. that one is that started the demonstration that shot and killed two protesters and injured another. the 18-year-old claimed he was acting in self-defense. here is some news. dwayne johnson, better known as the rock is vowing to stop using real guns on his movie sets in the wake of that deadly shooting on the set of alec baldwin's movie. the rock says his production company will only use rubber gunships from now on and they'll fix any of that stuff in post production. and in brockton, massachusetts, 9-year-old jayline brandao is being hailed as a hero. her family was using a power generator during a blackout and was overcome by carbon monoxide fumes. her father was unconscious, but jail jayline used his face to unlock
now the story of a remarkable mother and son bond, and the will to rise to great challenges and rock out at any age. here's cbs' lilia luciano. >> happy birthday, dee! >> reporter: this sfru the face of yosemite's el capitan is one few people get to experience. for dierdre wolownick, it was the gift she gave herself for her birthday, her 70th birthday. >> it was quite the day. >> happy birthday! >> reporter: wolownick, who don't even start climbing until she was nearly 60, recently broke the record as the oldest woman to summit el capitan. >> i've reinvented myself many times. >> reporter: how does it feel to get your hands back on the wall? >> i love it. >> reporter: always an
intellectual, she says she has never really been athletic, but she wanted to find a new way to connect with her son. >> my son is alex honnold. and that's his entire life. it's a foreign language, and i'm a foreign language teacher. >> reporter: honnold is one of the world's most famous climber, featured in the award winning documentary "free solo." >> she is an example of getting inspired about something, gtting passionate about it and discovering it in middle age. she is not the fastest and she is not the strongest, but she is willing to stick with it for a long, long time and keep grinding. >> anything that you can dream of that you want to do, you can do, just one baby step at a time. >> reporter: proof that your peak can be reached at any age with true grip and a firm grip. lilia luciano, cbs news, sacramento, california. >> and that is the "overnight news" for this friday. for some of you, the news continues. for others, check back later for "cbs mornings." and follow us online any time at cbsnews.com. reporting from the nation's capitol, i'm norah o'donnell.
this is cbs news flash. i'm tom hanson in new york. the funeral service for former secretary of state colin powell is set to begin at noon eastern at washington's national cathedral. powell died last month at 84 from covid-19. you can watch live coverage right here on cbs. the house will vote on president biden's build back better plan and infrastructure bill in just a few hours. a number of provisions in the $1.85 trillion package are still being ironed out, including tax deductions, immigration policy, and prescription drug pricing. and the national toy hall of fame announced its 2021 inductees, american girl doll, risk, and believe it or not, sand, like on a beach, beat out
battleship and cabbage patch kids for the top honor. for more news download the app on your cell phone or connected tv. i'm tom hanson, cbs news, new york. ♪ >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." >> good evening and thank you so much for joining us. we want to begin with that new federal rule for all americans who work for companies with 100 or more employees. it says get vaccinated against covid by january 4th. that's two months from today, or face weekly covid testing. it was an idea president biden first raised in september. and today osha at the labor department made it official. well, tonight, there are republican governors in a number of states saying they will file lawsuits against the requirement, arguing it is federal overreach. and the national retail federation is calling the requirement burdensome on retailers during the crucial holiday season.
one thing is clear tonight, the pandemic is far from over. cases are rising or holding steady in at least 34 states. an average of more than 40,000 americans are being treated in hospitals each day. cbs' carter evans is going to lead off our coverage in los angeles as a new vaccination mandate is in effect tonight. good evening, carter. >> right. that one mandate went into effect today. tonight we're just learning that florida governor ron desantis says that white house plan to require workers to get vaccinated or test once a week, well, he says that's unconstitutional and he is suing. tonight tough new vaccine measures that are expected to impact 84 million workers. the labor department is now requiring employers with 100 or more employees to get their workers fully vaccinated or test them for covid at least once a week. unvaccinated workers must also wear a face mask in the workplace. employers who failed to comply by january 4th could be fined nearly $14,000 per violation.
>> thank you for joining us today. >> reporter: but at a committee hearing in washington today, some senators blasted the idea of more rules to fight covid. >>ack ay from mandates. don't be divisive. >> reporter: in san francisco, officials are moving forward with plans to extend the city's indoor proof of vaccination requirements to children 5 to 11 years old. that age group became eligible for pfizer's kid-sized vaccine this week. san francisco already has a mandate in place requiring everyone 12 and up to prove their vaccination status before entering places like restaurants, gyms and sporting events. >> guys, how you? you just need proof of vaccination please. >> reporter: a similar mandate began in los angeles county today. customers at restaurants, lounges, bars and nightclubs must show proof of vaccination or remain outside. alex manos is co-founder of rocco's tavern in west
hollywood. >> it's difficult to tell somebody because of your medical choice you cannot come in and eat pizza or eat some wings or have a beer or watch a game. >> reporter: so you have to become enforcers? >> at this point, yes. >> reporter: whether you like it or not. >> yes. as a business owner, turning customers is not something we want to do ever. >> reporter: well, starting next week, almost all los angeles businesses will be required to check for vaccination status, and there will likely be pushback. this is a fast food chain here on the west coast, in-n-out. in some of their locations in northern california, they refused to check vaccine cards, opting instead to close their dining room for everyone. norah? >> carter evans, thank you. well, tonight there are accusations of discrimination as the racially charged ahmaud arbery murder trial gets under way with 11 white jurors and just one black juror. cbs' omar villafranca is at the courthouse in brunswick, georgia. >> no justice! >> reporter: the nearly
all-white jury will hear opening statements in the trial of the three men accused of murdering 25-year-old ahmaud arbery. arbery's mother, wanda cooper jones says prosecutors told her their case is strong. >> they have lots and lots of evidence. they're really not satisfied with the jury that has been selected, but they're sure that the evidence will prevail. >> reporter: defense attorneys struck 11 of the 12 black jurors from the final pool, which even raised eyebrows with the presiding judge, timothy walmsley. >> this court has found that there appears to be intentional discrimination in the panel. >> reporter: but the judge said he'll allow the current jury to proceed because by state law, there were other valid reasons for why the jurors were dismissed. lee merritt is an attorney for the arbery family. >> there was a thumb put on the scales of justice by the defense to get a jury they thought would be more favorable for their clients. that's normal. but to use racial discrimination to do so, it shouldn't be
allowed. >> reporter: investigators say arbery was out jogging in february of last year when he was chased down, shot, and killed. the men said they thought arbery was a burglary suspect and shot him in self-defense. police arrested the shooter, travis mcmichael, his father gregory mcmichael, and their neighbor william "roddie" bryan, the man who recorded the video. >> i'm hoping that even though we have 11 whites and one black, that they will be able to review all evidence and come without a guilty verdict. >> reporter: this trial is expected to last several weeks. the mcmichaels and roddie bryan are also facing federal hate crime charges in a case that will head to court early next year. norah? >> omar villafranca, thank you. a warning from the faa. get unruly on a plane and you could face not just a fine, but criminal prosecution. that's right. 37 cases were submitted to the fbi for criminal review. that's out of more than 5,000
incidents of bad behavior reported this year. many cases involved face mask regulations, and this week prosecutors charged a california man with punching a flight attendant in the face during an american airlines flight just last month. well, tonight there is promising news about a vaccine aimed at preventing cervical cancer, which kills more than 4,000 women this the u.s. every year. researchers in britain say the rate of cervical cancer in women who were vaccinated between the ages of 12 and 13 was 87% lower than it was among women who were not vaccinated. let's bring in cbs news chief medical correspondent dr. jon lapook. and john, hpv, it is the most commonly sexually transmitted infection. how important is it to get this vaccine? >> it's very important. and as you point out, norah, it's extremely prevalent type of infection. fortunately, about 90% of the time the infection resolves on its own. but in that other 10%, the virus can stay inside you and end up causing cancer. so the hypothesis was if you can prevent that virus in the first place, you can prevent cervical cancer from developing.
and in fact they're showing today in fact it does. >> wow, a vaccine that prevents cancer. it's just terrific. and of course hpv vaccine recommended for children at ages 11 or 12, even as young as 9. what's the idea behind giving it so early? >> well, there are two reasons. one thing is it's not a treatment, it's a prevention. so you have to give it before somebody is sexually active. and also, it turns out that this vaccine works better, it elicits a stronger immune response when it's given at a younger age. and it's not just for girls, norah, it's for boys too. boys cannot only get infected and spread it to girls, but they themselves can develop cancer of the tongue, of the tonsils and the genital region. imagine we have all these vaccines that can prevent all these deadly childhood illnesses and now we have a vaccine that can prevent cancer. >> researchers calling this historic. dr. jon lapook, thank you. and it's still autumn, but for 30 milon people from oklahoma to washington, d.c., it fels more like winter. tonight frost alerts are posted
♪ >> announcer: this is the "cbs overnight news." >> i'm catherine herridge in washington. thanks for staying with us. the biden administration continues to face criticism for the way it handled the u.s. withdrawal from afghanistan. 120,000 people were evacuated in the biggest military airlift in history, and most of them were afghans. but some american citizens and many u.s. allies and their families were left behind. a few are finding a way to reach safety. imtiaz tyab joined them on one of the rare civilian flights out of kabul. >> reporter: they consider themselves the lucky ones.
afghans, mostly families, checking in for an evacuation flight for a chance at a new life. just getting to this point for so many afghans has been extraordinarily difficult, and big step in their journey. a journey into the unknown he is taking with his young family. one of afghanistan's most popular comedians, he hosted a nightly tv cedyhowhe one, not even the taliban was off limits. but after it seized power in august, he says there is little left to laugh about. do the taliban like jokes? >> i don't think. >> reporter: you don't think so. did you receive any threats? >> yeah. >> reporter: who? >> i don't know. just say i will -- >> reporter: kill you? >> maybe. >> reporter: this evacuation flight is one of over a dozen that have been organized with meticulous precision by the government of qatar.
the tiny persian gulf kingdom has played an oversized role in helping more than 70,000 people flee from afghanistan since the u.s. withdrawal nearly two months ago. it's in stark contrast to the chaos that followed immediately after the taliban seized power and the desperate scenes of afghans trying to flee, some losing their lives. in one of the many paradoxes of the new afghanistan, also boarding this flight to the qatari capital doha are senior members of the taliban government, including the interim foreign minister amir khan metaki, who stopped to talk exclusivably cbs news in his first interview. is the taliban prepared to have full relationship with the united states? he says we want a positive relationship with the world, including the u.s., but we will not accept the military presence of my country. we only welcome diplomatic and economic ties. >> there are so many afghans on this flight who are leaving.
what is your message to afghans who want to leave? "if they want to leave, they can leave," he says. "in our government, all afghans, whether theyr disagree lifree." but after just two months in power, the taliban has already stripped away basic freedoms, including barring most women from going to work and forbidding girls over the age of 12 from going to school. after 20 years of war, the group it seems hasn't changed very much, which is why so manifesto of afghanistan's best and brightest are leaving. i'm imtiaz tyab at the kabul airport. >> thousands of afghan refugees are making a new home here in the u.s., and they're getting a helping hand from people they've never met. a small group of military spouses began collecting donated furniture and household items for the families. nw that group has grown into a movement with more than a thousand volunteers, and it turns out these military moms know a thing or two about
relocating. a their story nk w gta >>orte if i looks like amy martin has done this before, it's because she has. as a military spouse and mom of two, moving comes every few years. >> lots of moving hacks. we all have our best tricks. >> reporter: since afghanistan's capital, kabul, fell to the taliban in august, she has been helping afghan families move into new apartments in northern virginia every weekend. >> this is the way to do it. >> the first thought is what were they going to do and what can i do? it's our duty to be there to help them. >> reporter: martin signed up to volunteer for one of the many organizations helping to resettle refugees. then she started a facebook group to collect furniture. >> our group grew from 25 to 300 in a day. and now we sit somewhere around 1100. >> reporter: unwittingly, martin started an army. and it wasn't long before martin realized setting up an apartment was just the beginning.
>> two days later they called and said we're out of food. i never got my social security card. my daughter is sick. i don't know where to go. the needs started coming one after the next, and we were problem solving very much on the fly. >> reporter: martin says the caseworkers assigned to help the families were overloaded. she and a handful of volunteers started working the phones, trying to make calm out of chaos. >> thank you. >> true military style. a standard operating procedure. we made a manual, put our brains together. what have you all figured out? >> reporter: tens of thousands of people from afghanistan have come to the u.s. since the taliban took over. abdul hasib, his wife and three children arrived here the same day kabul fell. >> i can't express the feeling at that time that i'm losing everything that i have made for a long time for years. my home, my family, my job, everything, you know. it was very difficult at that time. >> reporter: he worked as an interpreter for an american military contractor in
afghanistan. what do you think it would be like if you didn't have their help? >> i can't think how it would be, because we didn't know the transportation. we didn't know how we can get the apartment. where to find groceries. we couldn't bring anything with us. >> reporter: martin and her team helped delawar enroll their two children from school and worked with him on his resume. he said the warm welcome helped give him hope. >> these people are such great people. i didn't know them before, but i feel like i know them for years. >> reporter: martin has turned the facebook group into a nonprofit called react dc, with thousands more afghans waiting in limbo around the world and eventually heading here to the u.s., she says helping isn't a sprint, it's a marathon. >> it's kind of walk the walk moment. have i two kids, and it's about what are you going to show them?
what kind of life are you going to show them? are you just going to tell them to be good people, you know, and serve your community? or are you actually going to go out and do it? >> >> reporter: debra alfarone, alexandria, virginia. the ongoing pandemic has spurred a lot of people to retire. that's left thousands of jobs unfilled. a retired marine has volunteered for a new mission dedicated to neighborhood kids. >> reporter: if anyone has earned a coffee break, it's 63-year-old mike mason of midlothian, virginia. mike served his country, first as a captain in the marines. >> mike mason from the fbi. >> reporter: and later as the number four man at the fbi. >> good afternoon. >> reporter: mike left the bureau in 2007, went under work as an executive at a fortune 500 company, and then the chief operating officer of this rocking chair. but mike says retirement did not sit well with him. >> i still had a mind, and i
still had things i thought i was capable of doing. >> reporter: but if mike was going to start a new chapter, he knew it would have to be something really important, a job with a big payout, worthy of his time. so in the end, the choice was clear. >> how you doing? >> hi! >> reporter: from top of the fbi to head of the bus. mike mason may be the most overqualified school bus driver in america. >> when i gave them my resume, i actually got called by a very senior person. just checking. why do you want to be a bus driver? and i told him. >> reporter: mike had heard the chesterfield county public school district was down 125 drivers, part of a national crisis. in fact, more than half the school districts in america are reporting severe driver shortages. so mike stepped up and went all. in i mean, this guy actually waxes his bus. why? >> because that's just how i roll.
>> reporter: this is the marines coming back. >> it is. but i think this is important work. i do. >> reporter: do you sincerely believe that what you're doing today is as important as what you were doing at the fbi? >> i do. i think in our society, we need to get next to the idea that there are no unimportant jobs. i mean, what could be more important than the attention we pay to our education system? >> reporter: so you continue to advance in your career? >> that's exactly right. i'm paid a lot less, but i continue to advance in my career. yes, indeed. >> reporter: as for the salary, mike says he already donated all of what he expects to make this year, more than $30,000 to various charities. but of course the much bigger gift is far less tangible. mike mason had climbed to the highest level, but by stepping back down to the bottom rung, he is giving us the greatest leadership of all, leadership by example. >> all right. see you later. >> reporter: steve hartman on the road in midlothian, virginia.
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recent wildfires in california destroyed hundreds of the biggest trees in the world, the giant sequoias. now there is an effort under way to preserve these massive andon purra has that story. >> reporter: on california's sierra nevada mountains, scientists are on a mission to restore the area's past for the future. unrecognizable in their small size, these tiny trees are young giant sequoias. jim clark is with archangel ancient tree archive, a group working to preserve the ancient trees. >> when you have dry mountainsides with dry dead standing timber, it's just -- it's a tragedy waiting to happen. >> reporter: they are planting 150 saplings on privately owned land in the mountain community of sequoia crest. a wildfire ripped through the region last year, scorching the landscape and killing many large sequoias. >> the one thing that we all agree on is that this area needs help to regenerate.
>> reporter: but lost with each tree are future cones and seeds. >> that's why we're here is to help -- help assist the trees that can no longer do what they have naturally done. these two-foot tall trees were cloned from a 225 foot tall sequoia called the waterfall tree. researchers collected clippings from that tree seven years ago before it was lost in a wildfire last year. the archangel team nurtured the cloned saplings in a michigan lab until they were ready to be planted in the california mountains. scientists say the trees will have an undeniable environment benefit. >> they sequester carbon dioxide and the bigger the tree, the more carbon is gusequestered that's why we're planting them, for your grandchildren and your grandchildren's grandchildren. >> we're hoping in years to come, there will be a legacy left for future generations. >> reporter: a legacy that will strengthen and grow with time. anthony purra, cbs news, sequoia
a new study found a loft young people are suffering from climate anxiety. it's a deep emotional distress about the future of the country stemming from the environment. their story from london. >> reporter: the signs of climate change are all around, from fierce wildfires raging to freak floods killing dozens across europe, as well as the united states. and they aren't going unnoticed. >> it's quite worrying and it makes me think about my future and it's definitely not a place i want to my kids to live in. >> reporter: a new uk study asked young adults from ten countries how they feel about climate change. >> children started telling us they wereet and andoned and felt thegoves wereye
effectiveness of the action they were taking to affect the climate emergency. >> reporter: researchers say 48% of people surveyed aged 16 to 25 are at least somewhat worried about climate change. nearly 60% say they are very or extremely worried about the climate crisis. 75% say the future is frightening. >> that's the most scary bit really, what's going to happen in future generations down the line. >> reporter: and it's not just mankind they're worried about. >> you don't want them to be left in a world where there is no animals they can look at or there is no beautiful things in the world that they can see. >> reporter: researchers say the only cure for climate anxiety is governments around the world taking real action to protect the environment. ian lee, cbs news, london. >> and that's the "overnight news" for this friday. for some of you, the news continues. bs mornings," andollo us online all the time at cbsnews.com. reporting from the nation's capital, i'm catherine herridge.
this is cbs news flash. i'm tom hanson in new york. the funeral service for former secretary of state colin powell is set to begin at noon eastern at washington's national cathedral. powell died last month at 84 from covid-19. you can watch live coverage right here on cbs. the house will vote on v president biden's build back better plan and infrastructure bill in just a fewours. a number of provisions in the $1.85 trillion package are still being ironed out, including tax deductions, immigration policy, and prescription drug pricing. and the national toy hall of fame announced its 2021 inductees, american girl doll, risk, and believe it or not, sand, like on a beach, beat out battleship and cabbage patch kids for the top honor. for more news download the app
on your cell phone or connected tv. i'm tom hanson, cbs news, new york. it's friday, november 5th, 2021. this is the "cbs morning news." get vaccinated or get tested. the biden administration rolls out new covid guidance affecting 84 million americans. beachfront shoot-out. the deadly confrontation near a mexican resort forcing tourists to take shelter. dismissed from court. the joke that got one juror removed from the kyle rittenhouse trial. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. we begin with the government's biggest push yet to get americans vaccinated against covid. if you work at a company with at least 100 people, you must be