tv The 11th Hour With Brian Williams MSNBC August 2, 2021 8:00pm-9:00pm PDT
and the delta variant is tightening the grip on the nation driving up covid cases and hospital admissions. the u.s. has now recorded over 35 million cases and averaging about 70,000 cases a day. late this afternoon, the cdc director revealed new data on the dangers of this hyper contagious delta strain. >> if you are sick with the delta variant, we estimate that you can infect five other vaccinated people. more than twice as many as the original strain. >> researchers at johns hopkins university have found five states represent 46% of new u.s. covid cases. earlier today, officials in louisiana offered a grim assessment of the situation. that state is set to break it's all-time record for covid hospitalizations. >> nobody should be laboring under the misapprehension that
it's just another surge. we've had three of them. this is the worst we have had thus far. >> the delta variant of covid is every infectious disease specialist and epidemiologist worst nightmare. >> as health officials have repeatedly warned we are in the pandemic of the unvaccinated and the white house said some 90 million americans have yet to get one of the three vaccines available. yet, there are some signs that those holding out may finally be coming around. as of today, the government said that 70% of americans have received at least one dose of the vaccine. the president had originally hoped to reach the goal by july 4th. administration officials say they are seeing a trend of rising vaccinations. >> over the past few weeks we have seen a nearly 70% increase in the average number of new people getting vaccinated each and every day. in the last seven days alone,
three million americans have gotten their first shot. that's the highest seven day total since july 4th. >> we are learning more tonight about so-called break-through infections that occur in people fully vaccinated. a new study by the keiser family foundation found that those cases are reported in less than 1% of the fully vaccinated. tonight, senator lindsay graham is among them. the senator said he will be in quarantine for ten days and went to say, quote, i'm very glad i was vaccinated because without vaccination i'm certain i would not feel as wells as i do now. graham was one of several senators that attended the saturday gathering on joe manchin's houseboat and he said all on the boat were vaccinated and graham is the only one testing positive. two more law enforcement officers who responded to the
january 6th riot have taken their own lives. washington, d.c. police officer was found dead, he was an 18 year veteran of the force and a short time ago, confirmation that one of the colleagues of his, officer freitag died suicide last month. they are the third and fourth officers who defended the capitol to do so. trump ally, senator ron johnson of wisconsin is pushing the theory that the fbi knew about the insurrection planning than they let on. there's video of him spreading the unfounded claim in a political event this weekend in wisconsin. >> and by the way, by the way, and -- but you are watching what's happening in michigan? are you watching? okay, your former cia? >> yes. >> okay. so, so, you think the fbi had
fully infiltrated the militias in michigan but they don't know squat about what was happening with these groups? i'd say there's way more to the story. >> johnson appears to be referring to the fbi's discovery of an alleged kidnapping plot targeting democratic governor gretchen whitmer of michigan. there's been no credible evidence that the fbi had a hand in planning the january 6th attack. the senate is finally considering the $1 trillion infrastructure bill. majority leader chuck schumer said it could pass in a matter of days but the republican leader is in no hurry to move things along. >> let's start voting on amendments, the longer it takes to finish the bill, the longer we will be here. >> our full consideration of this bill must not be choked off by any artificial timetable that
our democratic colleagues may have pencilled out for political purposes. >> with that, let's bring in our lead off guests on the monday night p ashley parker, white house bureau chief of the washington post. frank fagluzi, for counter intelligence ands he is the host of the new podcast the bureau and michael osterholm, for research and policy at the university of minnesota he was a covid adviser to the biden transition team. good to have you all here. where are we in the latest surge? >> well, first of all, you have to understand that we don't really know why surges occur. what happens that suddenly causes big increase in cases and why do we see a very sudden drop within five to seven weeks at the top of the surge, that has been happening around the world. i expect the same to happen here. i think another four to five weeks and we will see the numbers drop.
but in the meantime, we are in trouble. right now, tonight, if louisiana was a country. it would have the highest rate of cases in the entire world for any country that's how bad things are. i don't think people yet really understand it's the challenge that we have for the next five to six, or seven weeks. >> and five to six, to seven weeks, schools are already opening in someplaces and many will be open in the next four weeks or so. children under 12 though, of course can't be vaccinated yet and there's states that not just won't mandate masks in schools they are forbidding schools to have mask mandates. what concerns you the most in the scenario? >> we have to understand that first of all, we have 100 million people in the country who have not vaccinated, of which half are children. we know the virus transmits to and by children and unlike early thoughts this would spare children, it does the not affect them at the same rate that we
have seen serious illnesses in adults. it still does affect them. it causes an illness that in terms of death far exceeds by two or three fold the number of deaths we expect to see with influenza. we don't want kids to get infected and we don't want them to be infected because they are bringing it home. we have clearer and compelling households that kids can bring it home to those that may be at increased risk of serious disease. it will be a challenge. we have to acknowledge that. we cannot use happy talk to say, somehow, we can start schools again, and everything will be okay. we want our kids in school, we have to understand there's going to be challenges. >> yeah, and those challenges mean, ashley that the white house now finds itself back in the middle of the pandemic, even for this critical week when this key item agenda in his agenda he is trying to get the infrastructure bill to pass is right on the docket. what's the atmosphere at the
white house as the two issues collide? >> the white house is privately concerned and understands that they have a real challenge with the delta variant. you can even look at today's white house briefing which for starters was delayed several hours, no explanation given other than quote unquota lot was happening. but a lot of the questions on a week when we want to push frubs, and the bipartisan deal and there's more democratic progressive plan. a lot of the questions dealt with coronavirus. which they came in and said, was one of the four major crisis of the administration and they have not yet solved it and they are grappling now with what delta variant has done, it's a messaging problem. because they have to talk about the break-through cases, which in some ways is a complicated message that under mines their key thing, which is still the utmost importance, that everyone needs to get vaccinated.
so, they are trying to say everyone needs to get vaccinated, and yet, you may be vaccinated and you may have a break through case, and you absolutely still need to get vaccinated. you know, in public health crisis, when messaging is key, this just throws another wrench in complicated messages. >> meantime, frank, all the politics. you heard what ron johnson said about the fbi. i want you to listen to tucker carlson back in june. >> so fbi operatives were organizing the attack on the capitol on january 6th according to government documents. and those two are not alone. in all, revolver news reported there were up to 20 unindicted coon conspirators, that have not been charged for the same activities and some more severe activities as those named along
side them in the indictments, huh? it turns out the white supremacist insurrection was by the government's own documented organized in part by government agents. >> if you want to say h uh, none of this -- nothing that he said has been tied to any evidence. what is your reaction though when you hear the conspear theories, especially when they take root with high ranking elected officials like senators? >> well, first, i'm troubled that we are even having to discuss this. but because it now seems to be an organized, orchestrated popoganda thread, let's will address it. with regard to mr. carlson's assertion that the phrase unindicted co-conspirator, means or equals fbi operative, there's no legal justification for saying that, it's not true.
he could have asked an attorney what that phrase means and he would have found out that it does not mean fbi operative. now, we are seeing it come in a different version from senator johnson. not again based in any fact, but rather insinuating that somehow the fbi must have orchestrated this, we first heard this antifa was responsible and then we heard it was another typical tourist day and now of course we are hearing no, no, never mind it was the fbi. i say this, if senator johnson has actual material facts that the fbi was responsible for pulling off the violence on january 6th, i'm sure he would be happy to volunteer or comply with a subpoena to appear before the house select committee to explain everything that he knows. >> a typical tourist day after which four capitol police officers have taken their own lives. let's punctuate that shall we.
let's talk what was reported, that trump's legal team will not try to block testimony of former d.o.j. officials. does that signal anything to you? >> hm-mm. i think that they know they are on the losing side of any legal argument. we have got signals from d.o.j. that attorney/client privilege is not going to work. executive privilege is not going to work. i think they are regrouping. i don't think we have heard the last of the argument or the fight from the trump camp. i think they are baffled right now, realizing there's real people in charge. real lawyers and career professionals in charge at doj and congress is taking it seriously, they are regrouping right now, it's not the last we have heard from them. >> ashley parker when summers were slow? remember that? here is a big picture d.c. question for you with everything that is going on. what are the chances as we sit here that joe biden coco actually, not just see his infrastructure bill, but the budget bill, the one that has all of the social safety net
proposals become reality? >> it is a great question, and that second one you mentioned is actually the bigger wild card. now, to be clear, for president biden, the bipartisan bill is important, it's not just the infrastructure in it, for him and the way he passed it and the way he truly believed, it would prove if it passes something more existential and broader about bipartisanship and all this working. in doing that. he is risking upsetting progressives, the liberal wing, the activist wing of his his party. basically said we helped elect you because we believe you supported our priorities and we are not going get rolled on, and pass the bipartisan deal and get not just goodies, the things we
philosophically at our core believe in. they are not going let one bill pass without the other. >> let me take you back, if i can, michael osterholm, based on what we know happened in the press briefing at the white house, what is on the mind of the american people and the press core and that is what is happening with the coronavirus. the cdc, guidance on masks once again just to reiterate what we found out last week, wear them in public in door settings and areas with high transmission. i go back to a question i asked you probably more than a year ago. what kind of mask? i have ordered you know, tons of these little paper things now that i see most people wearing. is that okay? is that good enough? >> it's very important to wear adequate protection and what we mean by that is you need to wear an n-95respirator, they are vet different. there's plenty of them. a year ago, there were not many at all. >> we were told, don't do it, you are taking it from medical
professionals. >> not now, not now, there's more than enough and let me tell you, i think that, to give you a sense of the mask that you are talking about. in the upper midwest where we are suffering the smoke. we have had people complain that it was so smokey that they had to take the mask off. meaning the smoke got through. that is like what aerosol is. you want to wear a mask that is adequate protection. very important to do that. so, get an n-95. >> okay, the uk and germany, both planning to give third booster shots because of all the talk about the break through infections. that is going to happen in september. we know israel was doing that. and should the u.s. be gearing up to do the same and to your knowledge are we? >> clearly they are looking at the data from the time when you got vaccinated until six, seven or eight moss later. do we see waning immunity or a
reduction in the protection of the vaccine? my hunch is that in a few months we will be offering boosters to at least those who are older and those who may have underlying immune suppression conditions. >> good to see all of you, thank you so much. and coming up, covid patients are coming in so fast in florida now, some are being treated in tents. we will get an update from one of the exhausted physicians on the front lines and later, in what could be a critical week in the defense of voting rights. why some experts are sounding the alarm about election sub version. the 11th hour getting under way on a monday night. try one a day 50+ multivitamin gummies. with vitamins c, d & zinc for immunity support. plus 8 b-vitamins for brain support. one a day and done.
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how many people did you have here? >> -- we are seeing more patients now than before that are sick with covid and very ill, we are having mostly younger patients in their 40s and 50s. >> are you seeing 20-year-olds? 30-year-olds? >> i have even admitted a patient as young as three weeks old to the hospital with covid. >> a jacksonville er doc saying that they are seeing more patients that were healthy before. hospitalizations are up to 10,389. the a.p.reports at the uf health
north hospital in jacksonville, covid-19 patients once again were being put in beds in hallways due to a surge in visits. in south florida, there's a rising number of young patients and nearly all are unvaccinated and they need intensive care. we welcome back to the broadcast, a miami based cardiologyist and the florida state lead on the committee to protect health care. thank you for being with us, dr. ashby, florida now the epicenter of the virus. you told my colleague it's groundhog day all over again. tell us about the flood of patients you are seeing now and how quickly the situation has worsened. >> well, pleasure for having me here. and it's great to have a platform, to speak on behalf of floridans and health care professionals down here. this is, you know, we are having ptsd, i mean, you know, the initial surge that we went
through was very disturbing, very stressful, and we thought this was behind us, we had the vaccining nation campaign. here we are again. but the difference is, our leaders, particularly our governor, has really done nothing in terms of slowing this, you know, freight train down. i mean, really, he is opposed to any medication measures, he is come out staunchly against really any mandate against enforcing masks. and things that slow down the transmission of the coronavirus and the fact that he is making it a public health issue is impacting the hospital. >> well, for example, broward said they are going to a mask mandate, and then back tracked
on it. how frustrating is it for you and your colleagues, you know what works. >> i mean, i have been saying the same thing over and over and over again. let the professionals do their jobs. let us do our job. and just consult with us, let's come up with a strategy that addresses his concerns, the leaders concerns as well as the public health concerns. the two are not mutually exclusive. rather than doing that, we have no mitigation measures and been shut out of the conversation. and governor desantis attacked myself and my colleagues when we decided to speak up about it. saying the mitigation measures basically won't affect us. basically said we don't know what we are talking about. and this kind of attitude is something that is really at the height of disrespect and i
consider it wreckless and he is taking a page out of trump's book, people forget during the wint wither surge when we were at our peak, donald trump did nothing after losing the election, and by all accounts looks like it did not hurt him at all. and i think he is making a political calculation over the health of the population. from our standpoint, this is not the time to play politics. i believe that a lot more people in florida would be, you know, more willing to accept him if he did his job and the fact that he is being derelict in his duties is very revealing. so, when there's a point when your leaders are choosing politics over lives. that is something very disturbing. so, you know, i don't know what to do at this point. i'm just going continue to speak up. i have gotten a ton of messages from health care professionals who credit, who thank me for speaking up because i'm saying
and echoing things they feel and right now, we are in a breaking point and it's only going to get worse. and once school starts things will continue to get worse. and you know, we really don't know what to do at this point. we hope he has a change of mind. >> i can't even imagine what it's like to have the governor of your state attacking your credibility and your professionalism. and you said, you are not alone in that. and all of you folks, all of you, have been on the front lines for the entire pandemic. are you going to have the stuff to handle this severe a surge? what are the conversations you are having at the hospital? how exhausted physically and mentally are you? >> i mean, people are stressed, especially the nurses. i mean, the nurses don't get enough credit for what they do. they are the ones that are with the patients day in, day out. they are in the rooms and sacrificing their health being in the rooms knowing there's a
possibility they can get infected, even though they have been vaccinated. the delta variant is so different. the chance of break through infection is higher. and as a result of that, you know, they are actually putting their lives and their health at risk interest and you know, the fact that we don't have the backing of our leadership is something that, is, is, you know, demoralizing, you know? >> you want to have insights in to what works in what needs to be said to the you know vaccinated. people have is tried everything. a $2 million vaccine lottery in maryland, big screen tvs in arkansas and conversations doctor to patient. what do you think will work here? >> well, i think it's important to realize that vaccination rates were low in certain demographics, prior to the covid-19 pandemic.
a health care system has failed large demographics prior to the pandemic. heart disease killed more people than the covid-19 pandemic last year. these problems are baked in to the cake. and we need to address those fundamental issues. because people don't trust the system, they don't trust a lot of institutions because they see what happens day in, day out. i am a black physician. i'm a black cardiologyist, you know, i talk about disparities, but i understand that disparities are not an abstract concept. i see how patients of color, particularly black women and indigenous women, and how they are treated in the hospital. they feel the system does not care about them. when they see the government pushing the vaccine, they are like, you didn't care about me more and now you care about me. it's important to listen to the distrust. other folks are using that
distrust and jumping and taking them, and jumping them off of the cliff and risking their own health. what i find, i'm connected to my community and patients. they -- most of them have gotten their vaccinations. i'm not able to speak to everyone. i'm not able to, you know, be in every, you know, one on one interaction in every patient room. i do understand that we need to do something about our health care system. i think this is the moment where we need to have a fundamental reckoning with the health care system that is profit driven and not health driven. once we understand that, and we start taking care of the patients and population, a lot more folks will be eager to get vaccinated, eager to get health advice, and eager to take care of their health, but you know, right now, we are late to the party and trying to address these issues while addressing the pandemic is making things a lot more difficult and a lot of
are ramping up pressure on congress to get protections passed in to law. more than 200 peaceful protesters were arrested today, including prominent civil rights leaders,jesse jackson and william barber. they have join today quorum busting democrats that have been fighting for reform since july 12th. the scathing letter of the maricopa county board of supervisors rejecting a subpoena, the folks steering the partisan ballot audit. back with us, cornell belcher, veteran of the obama campaign, and brett stephens who is now with the lincoln project. good to see you, guys. cornell, in the letter will. the republican chairman called the never ending ballot review, an adventure in never, never land which points to what president biden said earlier in
a fundraising call today. the single most important thing we have to do is we have to protect the voting system. protect the sacred right to vote. it's under assault in ways i haven't seen in my entire career. what republicans want to do is say a political party gets to decide if a vote counts. it's outrageous. we are going to fight like hell so that doesn't happen. >> so, cornell, in your mind, what does fight like hell need to look like? faced with the reality of what is happening in states like arizona? >> well, you look at the legislators who come here who are at the front line of this, in the states and they are seeing it up close. and you, and you connect the dots back, chris, with the reporting that, that has been done on our network here and in the many newspapers, documenting what the pressure that the president was put, president trump was putting on state officials and now, we understand
that the pressure he is putting on the a.g, and the notes to, you know, just say it's corrupt and we will take it from there. what held out was our infrastructure. the infrastructure of our election system did their job. they, they didn't break under the pressure. and now, what we are seeing is republican legislators across the country dismantle that structure, that held our democracy up and saved our democracy. and i think we are right to be alarmed by this. because, they are, it's like we are watching, we are literally watching them set up and create the ability to overthrow an election in the future. and be very clear, chris, they will over throw another election in the future if our infrastructure, if our election system can't stop them from doing so. i think it's the highest threat to our american democracy, and i think, you know, it's infrastructure week, but once
it's passed, there can't be a more high priority for democrats and people of all good, you know, whether you are republican or democrat, if you believe in democracy, there's no higher priority than, you know, supporting and strengthening our election infrastructure so they cannot take democracy away from us. >> stewart, as you take a lay of the land, do you think taking away the filibuster is the only way to get things done on voting rights? >> probably. we have to have federal laws here. the states are not shy of what they are doing. 40 state or something are trying to reduce voting rights. >> here's the stat i saw, they are pushing for changes in 49 states. 49 states in what qualifies as you know, how to vote. 18 have passed new laws already. and that's in the last six months. >> yeah. the basic question is would it
be happening if donald trump had won and the answer is overwhelmingly no. there's no good faith here. this is not an effort to protect democracy, it's an effort to subvert democracies and where i think we are hindered here is the inability to imagine what is going on. it's a failure of imagination on our part. the people who are trying to do this, understand what their goal is. those of us who support theic - it as it's under threat and it is, in a way that it hasn't since 1860. >> he said i'm scared -- less, it's not just about voter suppression, what i'm worried about is election sub version. election officials are being put in place who will mess with the
count. how worried should we be? >> i agree. i am scared out of my mind that we are watching democracy slip away. this is how we lose democracy and it is done in the state levels without, without a need for super majority. and you know, look, i think pushes that out to like, my mom would say, push has to come to shove over the filibuster. i know the president is reluctant to change the rule. it's a rule, it's not in the constitution and i have to think it rises to a state of emergency, where more of us are scared that we are going to lose democracy and we have to get -- and if that means getting rid of the filibuster to do so to save democracy. bye-bye filibuster. >> here we are, arizona state senator wendy rodgers said i would like to know, this is her on twitter, if we have not
solitary confinement cells available for the entire board of maricopa county supervisors. she wants to lock them up, they are saying we are not going go along with the big lie. >> the underlying level of this is a constant threat or reality of violence. when you see mccarthy talk about hitting the speaker with a gavel, when you see what happened on january 6th, there's a violent under current to this, that you cannot ignore. why is it that republicans don't want to talk about january 6th, they know it was a failed coop to subvert the election system. underneath it, it's the same instinct, lock them up in isolation. go in and seize vice president pence.
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if anyone was looking to quantify just how much power donald trump holds over the republican party, a glance at his war chest gives you a pretty strong indication. it was reported that pro trump groups have raised more than $100 million that they have now in the bank. $82 million of it raised in the first half of the year. quote the scenario is virtually unprecedented. never in history has a former president banked nine figures worth of donations to power a political operation. while the former president is out of office, and has been deplatformed on social media sites, he maintains a massive
online donor network that he could lean on should he wage a 2024 comeback bid. so, stewart, what is your reaction to the figures, i mean, trump's election lies seem to be providing fuel to his fundraising. >> well, that's exactly right. it's not in spite of the big lie, the big lie is fueling this. look, we should consider donald trump the presumptive nominee of the republican party in 2024. i don't know who is going to challenge him in he runs and i think he will run. it's clear, he will run for many reasons, including money. look, the trump world took over the rnc, and bafblg turned it in to a money laundering function for the trump family. that's why they arer worried about having anyone come in and look what is going on. look, it's a trump party. i hate to say it and it's true, and there's no reason to think it's not going to stay that way. >> what if anything comes out of
the january 6 select committee. this was said sunday. >> what we need to know is what happeneder, what is it going to take to find out what happened? it's going take talking to a lot of people. it's going to talk investigations. so i would expect to see a significant number of subpoenas. >> would you support a subpoena to the republican leader in the house and jim jordan? >> i will support subpoenas to anybody who can shed light on it. if that's the leader, it's the leader. >> anybody that can shed light on it, what do you think, cornell? >> you are seeing why mccarthy didn't want serious republicans on that committee about this. becauses the truth of the matter s if that committee doesn't, you know, devolve in to a partisan circus, which he wanted to have
done with the republican that he selected up there, you know, the leading circus leader being jim jordan, it's a serious investigative body that is going to turn every rock and look around every corner and that means subpoenaing people that mccarthy wanted to keep out of the committee to in fact muddy the waters. i said it before, and i will say it again, there's a lot of smoke here for there not to be fire. at some point, if this body does its job and put the people on, you know, put people out there, and make them testify around this, we are going to find out sort of in detail, what trump knew when he knew it and what the other republican leaders sort of know and talk to him about behind the scenes here. which the american people need to know and the american people have had the right to. so, i'm excited about this bipartisan committee and it's
going to be just that, a serious investigative bod onny. it's not turned in to sort of the partisan circus that i think mccarthy wanted it to turn in to. >> kinzinger does not rule out a subpoena. and touchily on briefly what we talked about in the last segment. i want a quick reaction on this. >> i want you to watch nancy pelosi hand me the gavel, it will be hard not to hit her with it. >> his spokes person was saying he was joking. violence against the speaker of the house who let's not forget was being hunted bay mob on january 6th. >> and i will let stewart speak to it. this is not the represent are can party that i grew up. can you imagine bob dole or reagan a joking about hitting a
woman? and to be a little bit more deeper than that, you know, this is not, you know, this is not civility, it's not a southern thing. we don't joke about hitting women. and that he can joke about hitting women as sort of tells us how devolved that we have become in our politics. >> can you imagine this coming out of mitt romney? >> no of course not. look, these guys like mccarthy. they know how the play the game. they curry favor from the rich and powerful and they go out and speak to people who understand this language of violence. this is encouraging violence. this is sending directives to a larger message stream who encourage those that want to intimidate people who want to vote and support democracy. it's not complicated. we have to call it out for what it is, intimidation for violence by a major leader in the party.
>> but he is not going pay a price for it within his party? >> of course he doesn't. he gets applauded when he goes out. that's why he does it. that's what the party is. the entire infrastructure of the republican party was behind january 6th, the white house and the staff and senators and congressman and their staff. donors, attorney generals out there, and that is what is terrifying. >> the fundraising continues. thank you both, appreciate it and coming up, what do you need to know about flying this summer, amid a new wave of flight cancellations. when the 11th hour continues the brand i trust is qunol. ♪ ♪ ♪
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with demand. tom costello has this report. >> reporter: amid the summer surge in air travel frustration and anger as airlines have rebooked passengers without asking. different flights, different seats and different departure and arrival times and customers forced to wait for hours to talk on the phone with a representative. some venting on twitter. the wait time is six hours, six, please help. and how can an airline randomly change your entire flight? florida doctor scott fosco booked tickets to idaho for a family wedding only to have the airline change his tickets twice. from a 7:00 a.m. departure to 5:00 p.m., and then a 14 hour wait for a return phone call. >> they bumped us to just about, i think it's the last flight jumping over four other flights that got in earlier. no explanation other than, you know, flight changes. >> reporter: delta airlines concedes it's struggling to meet the post covid demand, jugging
planes and crews and doesn't have enough customer service reps. in an e-mail to customers delta's ceo writes we assure you the challenges are temporary and adding it's hire more than,000 people across the business. southwest and others have been struggling, cancelling flights and rebooking passengers. >> what we have seen is the airlines trying to come back to full service overnight and they have not been able to do it. >> if a airline changes your ticket, they should not charge you a change fee. if you change the ticket, some airlines will charge the fee. >> there in lies the rub. thank you for the report. coming up a good reason to get up really early tomorrow morning. when the 11th hour continues bac. your heart isn't just yours. protect it with bayer aspirin. be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. alright, guys, no insurance talk on beach day.
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