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breaking overnight, another shot of hope. s as a tra zen ka finds their vaccine is 100% effective in preventing death. concerns about a spring break surge of covid cases. eight states from hawaii to maine are seeing their numbers move in the wrong direction. we have an nbc news exclusive right now. we're live with cynthia mcfaden getting an inside look at the global vaccination efforts for some of the world's most remote places. plus the first look at how the biden administration is looking to over a overflow facility for
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migrant children. good morning on a pretty busy monday morning. i'm hallie jackson. we're joined with the founder and ceo of advancing health equity. dr. blackstock. let me start with you. the company is now out with trial data from phase three from the u.s. that finds the numbers 79% effective overall. 100% effective in stopping serious illness and death. how important is it that the united states have three vaccines available in the next month. >> this is good news, wonderful news, it's great to have a fourth vaccine in our tool kit to fight this pandemic. however the fact is that we'll have more than enough vaccine supply by the end of may from johnson and johnson, moderna, and pfizer.
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we already have millions, if not tens of millions of vaccines in our stockpile and we're even getting reports that the biden administration will give that supply to canada as well as mexico. so i think that this is wonderful news, but it is more wonderful news for the globe versus the u.s. where we already have more than enough for americans. >> can you talk about some of the early concerns that come up in europe about this. the potential connection. the possible link between the astrazeneca vaccine and blood clotting. >> i think that data is really important. the fact is these rare clotting events are significant. but they're still rare events. the european regulatory commission found it was a higher benefit to continue the rollout of the vaccine into what we have
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seen is not very much reports. it is continuing to monitoring the trial participants and they receive the vaccine. i want to bring in kerry sanders now. there is still a state of emergency in place. a curfew that might last weeks longer about concerns for the spring break crowd and the potential super spreader event. what's the latest? >> they have decided that they will extend the curfew now for three weeks. the curfew begins on thursdays and runs through monday mornings. so at 8:00 p.m. the curfew goes into effect and each day it ends at 6:00 a.m. and sort of to control the number of people coming here. the mayor says it's overwhelmed
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by unruly groups and too many people. they decided to close the bridges and the causeways out here. the only ones allowed to come in the off hours are those miami beach residents. but the decision to have a curfew while covid is part of it was really driven by the violence they have had here. more than 900 people arrested since spring break began last month. more than 80 weapons that have been confiscated. the mayor and the city commission here deciding that the only way to get a handle on this was to establish a curfew. this is the mayor had to say just a short time ago. we have three threats. a volume of people that is so great it is hard to manage safely. a group in that large amount ruining it for everyone else
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because they're not just misachievous, but they have gun play. and the pandemic on top of it. >> so many people have come from elsewhere they will leave and potentially have coronavirus with them. it's interesting to note that part of the problem that florida is having. even beyond miami beach is lots of people are coming to the state because the perception and in many cases the reality that the covid protocols here are so lax that they can leave and get away from the restrictions they're under. and of course if everybody is together and it is a crowded area, and as we have seen here on ocean drive, just very difficult to even move among people because everyone is so close. the potential for coronavirus to spread is well established. we have been talking about that for more than a year now, hallie. >> that's right, kerry. you heard the reporting here, eight states seeing rises in covid cases, what's the level of
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concern that you have and what's behind some of this? >> right, this is very concerning. we're at a critical point in the pandemic where although we have these vaccines, we don't have enough vaccinations in the arms of americans yet. we have variants on the rise and we have variants here in new york. we have the variant described in the u.k. as well as brazil. and then we have states lifting restrictions. that is the perfect storm for an increase in cases. we're at a plateau and we're going to see a rise in cases. we have to focus on keeping restrictions in place. causing a further lifting of restrictions, and continuing the vaccine rollout. trying to increase the numbers to three million or four million a day. last what we will need in the next few weeks. >> thank you.
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we're talking about these new numbers when it comes to covid, but also on something else. coming from the southern border. now more than 15,000 migrant children in federal custody according to data from cvp and hhs. the biden administration is in a scramble to find space for these kids and to contain a political fallout. the president now saying he plans to visit the border at some point. the administration is getting hotel rooms near the border to hold the families and opening up another temporary overflow facility in west texas. those places are still not open to the press. we're hearing from a senator that is back from the border. here is chris murphy on the conditions as he saw them. >> the conditions, you know, listen, i would not want my children to be in those detention facilities. this is not 2019. there are not cages. there are doctors and childcare
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workers there and the biden administration is dealing with this mess they were lift. >> gabe gutierrez, let me start with you. 15,000 children in custody. you have been reporting on this for awhile. what is the scramble down there to find space for all of them? >> that's right. it is a huge challenge for the biden administration. 15,000 that you mentioned also includes not just those that are being processed by border patrol, but also those that have been handed to the department of health and human services to be cared for. and that is a huge number at this point. it's increasing dramatically and i can tell you that this area here near mccallen, an extremely busy stretch of the border. we're hearing that hundreds of migrants were found here over the weekend, and now the question becomes how to find space for them. we, over the weekend on friday, actually, we were in mexico and
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we went to a shelter there where we spoke with dozens of migrants who were in a shelter there. some of them were waiting for asylum for over a year and there was also new arrivals. we also spoke with a member of an ngo down there providing health care to some of the migrants. we asked him what he attributed this surge to. take a listen. >> what do you attribute this surge to? >> there has definitely been an increase here. we attribute that to the new administration, or maybe more accurately the end of the trump administration and the perception that policies would loosen up. >> you have a facility not too far from here in donna, texas that is holding unaccompanied minors. and you know they have also opened those facilities in dallas, midland, and now plans
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for another facility in the western part of the state that could hold up to 2,000 unaccompanied minors, hallie. >> you have the administration on the other hand really trying to contain what is a political fallout here, facing new pressure to let reporters like gabe down there into these facilities. >> no doubt about it. this situation at the border is threatening to overwhelm the message that the white house wanted to focus on which is selling that covid rescue plan. the vice president traveling down to florida. now remember this is a president who very clearly identified crisis, multiple crisis, that his administration would tackle. the pandemic, the economy, climate, and racial justice. the fact that they're even willing to call this a crisis, and now certainly republicans are pouncing on this and that's why i think you saw en as they're working behind the scenes to deal with the resource
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issues and the messaging challenges, let's listen to what he had to say to our college on "meet the press." >> the border is closed. we're expelling families and single adults, and we made a decision that we will not expel young, vulnerable children. this is all setting up a war of words. former president trump wanting to highlight his successes from his administration. expect some steps to be announced by the administration in the intervening days before then designed to take some of the burden off of the capacity challenges in terms of all of these migrants crossing the border. >> thank you to you both. we want to get to breaking news
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now from the supreme court. it involves the boston marathon bombing and a death penalty for one of the bombers. >> this is the death sentence for tsarnaev. they say they failed to ask enough probing questions about the nature of pretrial coverage in the news media and also limited testimony about a different situation. both of whom convicted of two bombs that killed three people. if the supreme kourld had not taken this. they would have to decide about whether or not to put people through that again. but now the supreme court said they will hear the case.
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and the biden administration and the president says he opposes executions, but hi saying he favors legislation it is an executive order issue that is to be down the road, but the news here is the supreme court will hear this case next fall. >> pete williams, live for us there in our washington news room. thank you. coming up here on the show, what specifically investigators are now looking at in their search for concrete evidence. we're live in georgia with the latest. plus the new internal radio communications from the dc place that give a rare window into what officers were facing on the front lines of the attack on january 6th. hear the realtime tactics obtained by the "new york
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nbc news is learning that law enforcement doesn't have enough evidence yet for the spa shooting last week that left eight people dead. blayne, it is important to point out that nothing has been ruled out yet, right? >> yeah, local law enforcement is saying it is too early to determine the motive or to rule anything out. including the fact that they could have evidence that this is motivated by race. the latest we're getting now, is that as of right now there is not sufficient evidence to build
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a federal hate crimes case against a suspect. they say after looking through electronic devices after doing a number of interviews. as of right now there is not sufficient evidence. this news was coming at the same time. we saw a ground swell of support. not just here in atlanta. the other two sites are continuing to grow. and they are just rallying around this commune they say that they feel that this community has been specifically targeted. it really has been hurtful to many people. the fact that they don't have sufficient evidence to do what so many people are saying they believe is the case. i suppose with the consulate general here and he told me listen, they're going to let the investigation playout but hi said in the strongest terms that they condemn any sort of hate
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crimes. and that's what it is on the federal side. very quickly it is interesting because it kind of brings into spotlight georgia's new hate crime statute. it is now the first major indication that could possibly fall under that new law, hallie. a quick live look in in court for derek chauvin. the trial is slated to start on march 29th. coming up, lloyd austin makes a secret visit to afghanistan as the commander in chief considers keeping troops there for an extra sixth months. we'll talk with one of the reporters that travelled with
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back now with an nbc news exclusive. in a lot of countries vaccination efforts are just starting. in uganda some vaccines just arrived. and they are facing big obstacles including traveling by boat to some of the islands. cynthia mcfadden has a report. we're so glad to have you. we want to know more about what you're seeing. how it m copairs with what is happening in the u.s., and this journey you have been on to deliver the first vaccines to this community. >> well, hallie, it is always great to talk to you.
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it was a really incredible day. the vaccines just arrived and health officials had to sort it all out. unicef is the lead agency here and we're traveling with the health ministry and unicef. what is so fascinating is that we think it has not been as bad here in africa. the pandemic has not struck has hard as predicted and these people still need vaccines. they need them for humanitarian reasons. and they also need them because of worldwide pandemic reasons. all of the epidemiologist that we have spoke to say that until we're all vaccinated none of us are safe. it brings us to today. it was really a thrill. unicef let me handle the bag with 40 precious doses of the vaccine that we took out to this incredibly remote island. it's a series of islands, in
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fact. 52 of them from vrumba in lake victoria. and they're greeted with surprise and joy by the people. so i have to say that in terms of going up to 30,000 feet here in africa about 20 million vaccines have been distributed by the covax operation. that is enough to vaccinate about 3%. 1% to 3% of the population by the end of the year. there will be more shipments coming, but that is still a very small down payment on the future. so, things got started later than they hoped, but they're very excited about what happened today. and i have to say i don't know if you're looking at these pictures but we were caught in a sudden, quite heavy rainstorm as we were going from island to side land. we arrived drenched but happy.
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that is how the weather is here in uganda. >> very quickly if you can hear me with the delay, how do they decide who got those 40 vaccines when you got there? >> so, like we did in the u.s. they set priority groups and they were health care workers and people over 70. it is so limited they really crunched it down to that. they put $4 billion american dollars into this effort. everyone here very happy about that as well. >> incredible to see you standing there on the shores of lake victoria. so great to have you we'll watch for more of your reporting later. let me bring in now dr. john torres. talk about why it is so important to people here in the u.s. even and in other countries
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that the entire world gets vaccinated. even folks in remote areas. >> exactly what cynthia was talking about. it is truly a small world. a lot of travel goes on. the best example i can give you is in the november and december time frame. they had a few cases of a strange virus in china and now there is a huge pandemic throughout the world. that's how quickly things can develop. even though you get your community under control, and what i say all of the time. you can have all of the herd immunity you want where you live, but if it it's not under control next to you, it's not under control anywhere. and what we're seeing here are the disparities around the world. if we don't get it controlled in the other areas it won't be controlled where we live. >> how much are less wealthy
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countries behind? >> the numbers are staggering. covax, a consortium with the world health organization, they delivered 15 million doses to 22 countries in africa. africa has 1.4 billion people. some of the charities there that is pushed up to 20 million people but that's a drop in the bucket. here in the u.s. 13% of people are vaccinated. a lot of the countries around the world, 0 to 0.1% have been vaccinated. that consortium is estimating that by the end of the year they're hoping that 20% of the world's 92 poorest countries can end up getting the vaccine and they can be vaccinated by the end of the year. 20% of the people in those countries. so again we're talking months
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might be charged with sedition. >> i believe the evidence is trending towards that and probably meets those elements. >> do you anticipate sedition charges against some of the suspects? >> i believe the facts support those charges. >> it comes after an extraordinary new look of what police officers were facing firsthand and in realtime as rioters closed in on the capitol states. the new york times obtaining new police radio communications and synchronizing it with footage from the scene. take a look at the moment the police started to lose the line. >> at 2:28. sections of the police line are beginning to buckle. other parts of the line then give way. >> we lost the line. we've lost the line.
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>> the crowd swarms the lower terrace. some surround the police. officers are attacked. they finally have no choice about to order officers to retreat. 10-33, west part of the capitol. we have lost the line. >> 10-33 means he is calling for immediate emergency assistance. all hands.
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>> all units respond. do what we're trained to do. >> it is hard to watch, hard to watch that, hard to watch now. i'm joined by one of the "new york times" reporters that pieced together that, michael schmidt. thank you for being here. >> thank you for having me. you said the piece shows how unprepared the officers were, how ruthless the trump protestors were, and how calls for back up wednesday unheeded. >> i think what stuck out most to me about watching this and listening to what the officers were saying over the radio is the sustained nature of it. most problems that police officers run into happy very quickly. you know there is a quick, you
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know, jostle or fight with someone on the fight. there is maybe a several minute sustained attempt to go through a building to make an arrest. there is a several minute long chase. these are normal things that police officers find. what they found on january 6th was a an hours longhand to hand combat they had to do, you know, on this line. trying to hold a line, literally trying to hold people back. and that is just such an unusual different challenge for officers to face. and the sustained nature of it, the fact that it went on so long, is one of the reasons why we have seen so many injuries. why there has been so much trauma, and one of the reasons that we may see even greater issues than a normal sort of awful incident where you have, you know, post-traumatic stress.
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these officers had to fight for hours and hours on end. they were not properly equipped. and when they wanted help to come it did not come. enough help never came to truly help them. >> how, i'm curious, how cooperative or not were the dc metro police, the mayor's office, in helping to put this together or to help you understand the time line here? >> they were sort of curiously unhelpful in the process. as a reporter you know, a lot of times we run into folks that are unhelpful and we have to work around that. what struck me in the process was the mpd telling me that basically they didn't really trust reporters. they thought reporters operated in bad faith and they weren't going to share information with us because of that. you know the mpd, the administration, the mayors
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office in dc pledge transparency on the january 6th incident, but when we were asking basic questions about what their senior officers, who they publicly identified and put pictures out about, they said they could not do that because they did not trust operating with us. >> michael schmidt, thank you so much, thank you for being with us and bringing us this story. former president donald trump getting involved in georgia politics this morning. perceived as part of his revenge politics push. he is endorsing the candidate running to unseat brad raffensberger. he did not go along with the president's push to overturn election results. now the president is endorsing congressman jody heiss. what is perhaps more
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a surprise first trip by lloyd austin to afghanistan ask adding to questions about the time table for troop withdrawal. it was part of an agreement made under the trump administration that laid out several terms for the taliban including peace talks with the afghan government. secretary austin is saying the situation on the ground is far from where it should be. >> it is obvious that the violence is high. we can set the ryan for fruitful diplomatic work. >> joining me now is defense reporting for politico. i know you got back i think nine hours ago, so thank you for being with us. very little sleep to you and good morning. >> good morning, thank you so much for having me. >> of course, so no surprise, right, that secretary austin is
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saying okay, the withdrawal time table is up to president biden, but give me your sense of how the visit was interpreted. was it taken as a sign that that withdrawal is probably being pushed back? >> it is interesting. it is really no answer quite yet. so like i said this was secretary austin's first visit to afghanistan as pentagon chief and it comes as president biden weighs this decision on whether or not to pull all of the u.s. troops out by may 1st. it's important to say that is the deadline layed out in a agreement that he inherited from the trump administration. so time is running out. and the president himself said recently that a complete draw down by then would be tough. at the same time pentagon officials repeatedly said that the taliban is not living up to it's part of the agreement. namely on making progress on
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peace talks and reducing attacks. so austin told us in kabul yesterday that the president has not made a decision but that his talks with the u.s. commanders on the ground as well as with afghanistan president will inform the president's thinking. as you showed he said that violence must come down in order to make progress on the diplomatic front which is a key condition for the u.s. withdrawal. so one thing really important to note here. sorry, it is just that top generals recently spoke about their concerns about a premature exit. the commander of u.s. central command warned next week that if the pullout goes ahead, fighting will intensify across the country and the government could lose hold on key population centers. you make a good point. apologies for the interruption there given the delay. i want to know if there is a delay, say it pushes past the
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may 1st deadline, how damaging might that be for the longer term goal. >> it really depends on what is happening on the ground. but the concern there is that such a decision would likely prompt the taliban to renew attacks on troops that mostly stopped since the peace agreement in february last year. indeed we saw the taliban on friday warning against defying that deadline. >> lara, thank you so much for your reporting and for bringing it to us here this morning. a programming note, more on foreign policy coming up at noon earn. andrea mitchell is talking to jake sullivan about all of it. don't miss it here. the ncaa tournaments, men and women's are in full swings with plenty of upsets at some of the biggest drama happening off
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of the court. you have probably seen. the uproar in the tark difference for the men versus women. the top is the men's, the bottom picture, that stack of weights, that's the got an upgrade. but the ncaa is under fire for using different covid tests for each set of athletes. the men getting the more accurate pcr. the women, the less accurate antigen. what is that about? >> reporter: good morning. there's not a single perfect bracket left in the entire country. if by chance your bracket is semi-intact, consider it a miracle. covid-19 still posing problems. this morning, march madness in full swing. already dashing dreams of the perfect bracket. >> the upset.
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>> reporter: oral roberts continuing their improbable run, knocking off florida to advance to the sweet 16. >> believe! >> reporter: abilene christian stunning their opponent. on sunday, number 8 loyola toppling top seeded illinois, carrying out sister jean's game plan to a t. men's games are played in and around indianapolis. women's in san antonio. the ncaa playing defense. >> that was a miss. that was a communication operational miss. >> reporter: the ncaa forced to respond after a basketball player called out the organization with this video. >> for the ncaa march madness, the biggest tournament in college basketball for women, this is our weight room. let me show you the men's weight
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room. >> reporter: by saturday the ncaa sharing the new setup. prince thanking everyone who helped. >> guess what guys, we got a weight room! >> reporter: on the other end of social media, ladell saying he received death threats after missing a late free throw in his team's loss. >> i have never done anything to harm anyone. i don't see why anyone would want to harm me. >> reporter: with quarantine in place, covid posing challenges. vcu leaving. in a statement the head coach said, we have been tested every day for the past three weeks. within the past 48 hours, we have received multiple positive tests. from heartbreak to heart-stopping moments. one of the bigcinderella
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framing d.c. statehood as part of the movement for voting and social justice reform and ending the senate fill buzzer. garrett haake is on capitol hill. do democrats have enough momentum this time around to get d.c. statehood passed in the senate? how are they framing it differently? i'm intrigued by the idea that they are tieing it to the broader issue of democracy reforms. >> reporter: that's right. the idea is, who counts? who matters? who should be part of the democracy? d.c. has 700,000 residents. right now, no voting representation in congress. democrats are linking the issue of d.c. statehood not just to the representation of we 700,000 who live here but also to the broader democracy reform questions. the filibuster, how does your vote count? what should be your available access to democracy? we will see this hearing today. we will likely see d.c. statehood pass in the house as
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it did during the last congress. when it gets kicked to the senate, this is in the sweet spot for the debate about removing the filibuster. it's possible to see how democrats could get to 50 or maybe 51 votes. there's an interesting possibility of lisa murkowski hanging out there, being someone who might be in favor of adding d.c. the idea of getting this -- it links back in to the question of whose vote counts and how. the other things going for d.c. statehood, it has gotten more national exposure around the issues of the protests over the course of the summer and who is responsible for policing the district. the insurrection here at capitol hill and who is responsible for controlling the national guard which is supposed to protect the district. and on covid response. d.c. and the 700,000 residents, more people than live in vermont, didn't get treated with the same formula as other states
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and the way that held back the ability to respond to the crisis. a lot of movement, a lot of potential momentum in the air for this. >> garrett haake live on the hill. thank you. thanks for watching this hour. you can find us on twitter. highlights from the show there. for now, craig melvin picks up our coverage. good monday morning to you. craig melvin here. hopeful news this hour as we race to outpace the rising spread of new covid variants. in the last few hours, astrazeneca says it's ready to submit its vaccine for fda emergency authorization in a matter of weeks. a u.s. trial shows it has a 79% efficacy rate and it is 100% effective at preventing hospitalizations. we could hear more about it any


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