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in the south, in places like alabama, arkansas, states with poor
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spread the variant at the same rate. but it is critical to note that breakthrough infections are care and as the cdc now pushes for vaccinated americans to wear masks indoors and many places across the country, president biden says more restrictions could be coming. >> more restrictions because of covid in. >> in all pll probability. >> what we can say is this virus is doing exact will i what we predicted what it will do. and if we can't get extremely
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high rates of vaccination, and now higher than the original strain, we're going to see more and more variants. some of which will be worse. >> reporter: polo sandoval, cnn, new york. so despite current covid vaccines being very effective, experts fear that might not always be the case. eventually a covid variant could evade current vaccines. for more, i'm joined by salma abdelaziz in london. this is hypothetical at the moment. but what more can you tell us? >> reporter: absolutely. so this was a paper that was published by a group of british scientists, the sage group, this is the group that advises the government on their covid-19 policy. it is not peer reviewed, it is not published at this stage, but what the paper did go through is a few scenarios in which the
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virus could evade the vaccine. and the paper says that it is likely that one of those scenarios will take place and there will be a variation of this virus that can ultimately evade the current vaccines we have. now, here is the good news to that, this is something that scientists are already preparing for because if you go to the recommendations, key is to research the possibility of more vaccines in the fit, thuture, t like booster shots which are already beinged a in in-sistered administered in israel. so this may be an annual or seasonal vaccine that we have to take. and the other issue that scientists raised in this paper that is a matter of high concern is what they call the recombination of other variants. so that could create yet another variant and then that variant could potentially be able to evade the vaccine. so in-so tests warning that
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government needs to have the restrictions in place to make sure that the variants aren't mixing and finally the populations of highly vaccinated people where there is still a vaccinated group, that is a high bleeding groun for it to change into something that could potentially evade the vaccine. scientists warning to try to keep pushing the vaccination rates higher and higher. and i have to point out we're talking about the vaccine privileged here, western countries that have access to the vaccine and are able to vaccinate their populations. in the developing world very few vaccines out there, so the fear is if we don't have a vaccine for it, it will spread to a country where there are very little vaccination rates. but again this is scientists laying the ground work for the future because they say this is a virus not likely to be rad indicated anytime soon. >> okay. salma abdelaziz in london.
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florida g . governments around the world are responding to this promoting bitter backlashes. here is phil black. >> reporter: the delta variant, three words repeated in almost every language in almost every country in the world. more than a year and a half after the novel coronavirus was first tee texkt detected in chi is returning to its structure methods of containment, mass testing and locking down infected areas to try to extinguish the latest outbreak. this approach has been successful in china. but in other places around the world, rumblings over coronavirus measures are spilling out into the streets. like in france, which is instituting mandatory vaccinations for health workers and health passes to enter bars and restaurants. >> i'm sick of the freedom
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killing measures and for me the health passes are one too many. >> reporter: a bitter divide in the united states.sentment in p of australia. but the australian government says restrictions will continue where required. brisbane is the latest city along with other areas in the state of queens land to undergo a lockdown. some are stocking up before staying home. >> it is very unfortunate we're in this situation, but i guess we don't want to end up wild. so a hard pass now, hopefully we don't see that here. >> reporter: emphasizes that vaccines are the best way out, the world health organization warns the world is at risk of losing its hard one gains against the virus. back sliding that is evident in countries that were once relatively successful in curbing covid-19. thailand and malaysia are
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experiencing surges of disease and on saturday reported record high daily infection numbers. india slowly recovering from being a previous epicenter, now imposing new lockdowns in some states where cases are once again rising. and experts warn another wave could hit soon if vaccinations don't pick up pace. the highly transmissible delta variant has changed the world's understanding of the pandemic leaving countries scrambling to adapt to this far more formidable version of the virus. phil plblack, cnn, england. and israel is entering a la largely unchartered territory. it is kicking off a campaign to give booster shots to some over 60 who are already fully vaccinated. few countries have started offering booster shots and this may affect decision makers
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elsewhere. >> reporter: starting on friday, anyone in israel over 60 and has received their doses more than five months ago is now eligible for a third booster shot. the prime minister made the announcement saying their data is showing that there may be a decline in the vaccine efficacy over time. data released by the health ministry shows that for those who received their second dose by the end of january, vaccine effectiveness may be as down as 16%. now, they are tell very well protected against severe illness, but because of increasing concern over breakthrough infections, the government decided to launch this booster vaccine campaign. their goal is to get more than 1.5 million people these booster shots within the next ten days. and already israeli media is
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reporting that tens of thousands have signed up to get their shots. the prime minister neftali to have the first shot to the israeli president and even the former prime minister and his wife received their booster shots as well. israel is well aware that it is essentially a test case because they are doing this ahead of any official recommendation from either the u.s. food and drug regulators or the world health organization. prime minister neftali tweeting that he has been in touch with anthony fauci about the situation saying that they will share their data about what happens with this population after they debt the booster shot with the rest of the world. >> good to see you, thank you. in the last hour i spoke with the chair of the israel covid experts advisory team and i asked him why israel had chosen this route while other
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countries are still taking a wait and see approach. and this is what he told me. >> in israel we completed the vast majority of our vaccination back in january. so right now we're in a position where the vast majority of our elderly have been vaccinated five to six months ago and this time that has elapsed is bringing to a peak the phenomena of waning immunity. the second point that we have to take is that right now delta variant alongside with this waning immunity is causing a ten usually escalating surge that occurs both in vaccinated and unvaccinated alike. the fact of the matter is that for us at this point, breakthrough infections are not an exception but actually majority of our daily infections actually take place among those vaccinated. >> this week pfizer said people who receive a booster shot have
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at least five times more antibodies that can fight the delta variant. that report has not been peer reviewed. us a traaustralia has avoid protests. next, a police show of force prevents demonstrators from hitting the streets. plus simone biles is considering her next steps in the olympics and she's made a decision. that is next. [whispered] air wick. do you want more control of your fragrance? the air wick scented oil warmer has five settings, not three, for better frangrance control than febreze plug. take control of yoyour fragrae with air wick.
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joining me now blake essig in tokyo and andy scholes here in atlanta. andy, give us the latest on simone biles. >> now we're just waiting to see if we'll see biles competing again at the olympic games. she decided to not do the individual all-around and vault and now pulled out of the floor exercise final as well. biles says she is dealing with the case of a twisties which is a mental block that they just can't shake which causes them to get lost in the air while doing moves that they have done thousands and thousands of times. u.s. gymnastics said that simone has withdrawn from the final for floor and will make a decision on beam later this week. either way we're all behind you. and biles came into the tokyo games as the face of team usa with the hopes of winning six gold medals. the only event left for her now would be that beam final on tuesday. and if the same team line continues, it means that we should get a decision on whether she will compete in that
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sometime tomorrow. >> so you will keep us posted. meantime also just talk us through contaaeleb dressel. >> yeah, he is evtching in the record books. he has five title. he won gold in the 50 meter free style and he says that was warm-up for the relay. he helped the u.s. set a world record. and the u.s. men have now have won it all 15 times. and after three for three in his solo races, he is only the third man to win gold at one olympics joining michael phelps and mark spitz. >> the u.s. has been dominant
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for so many years and for me to have my little stamp on this sport, of course it is special. i don't want to take anything away from michael or from mark. you know, of course i'm happy with how i did here. it is not my goal to beat anybody in particular. its about achieving what i think my potential is. >> and australia emma also made history by winning her sixth and seventh medals in tokyo. the seven the most ever in a single olympics by a female swimmer. mckeon than an hour later got her historic september mesevent medal with the relay. and gold decided in men's golf. xander schaffele now has a gold
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medal to his name. sabatini, the 45-year-old, great day, he shot a tournament low and olympic record 61 on sunday to get the silver. there are currently seven golfers battling in a playoff for that bronze medal. so that will be exciting to see who ends up getting the bronze sa. schauffele the first american to win gold since 1900. but you have to keep in mind they tdidn't have golf from 190 to 2016. >> and so well done for the silver, mate. i want to now leave you, you have work to, you have a lot of events to try to cover. we'll talk in the next hour. i want to go to make in tokyo. obviously all these amazing athletic feats going on, a lot
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of it overshadowed by the rising covid rates. what can you tell us about what is happening right now? >> reporter: yeah, a lot of exciting stuff but it is hard to overlook what is happening around the country. cases are increasing and spreading faster than ever before. and cases have been rising nationwide right here in tokyo inside the olympic bubble cases have remained relatively hoe and that is great news. earlier today to hammer home that point, tokyo 2020 officials made it clear that they came out and said that the olympics is not behind the recent surge in cases denying that the games have created a flow of people. but as you walk on the streets here in tokyo and at various olympic events, it is clear that that is not completely true. saturday people lined the streets to watch the triathlon mixed relay, thousands of people shoulder to shoulder to catch a
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glimpse. outside of the national stadium, hundreds of people are constantly streaming in and out just for the picture to take a picture next to the olympic rings. take a listen. >> translator: i've been watching the plolympic competitions from home, but i really wanted to get a feel for the olympic spirit so i came here. my friends were also posting photos on instagram of themselves by the olympic rings, so i wanted to take some too. >> reporter: just today i attended the bmx free style. inside it was fairly empty, but on the outside, during a hot part of the day, this is what it looked like, hundreds of fans lining the bridge just to catch a glimpse of some olympic action. so i do think that it is hard to make the case that the olympics being held hasn't increased the flow of people. i see it daily. what impact that ends up having
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is yet to be seen. >> thanks so much, blake essig. so ahead on cnn, a cluster of covid cases linked to a chinese airport has spread to at least ten provinces in china. we'll have a live report. plus police in sydney prevent more protests over covid lockdowns by the shear number of officers on the streets. - had enough? - no... arthritis. here. new aspercreme a arthritis. full prescription-strength? reduceces inflammation? thank the gods. don't ththank them too soon. kikick pain in the aspercreme.
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china's battle against the pandemic faces even more challenges. hundreds of new cases connected to the airport have been identified and spread to ten provinces since the outbreak was reported nearly two weeks ago. officials say the bluster was caused by the delta variant. they are disinfecting the irmtd and performing mass testing on its 9 million residents. steven jiang is joining us with more on all of that. >> reporter: you know, latest number we got from the official sources is that on saturday they recorded 78 new locally transmitted sources, that number obviously pales in comparison to what we are seeing in many parts of the world, but here in chai they hadn't seen this level of infection for months so officials are alarmed as the spread shows no signs of abating. so we're seeing local authorities take draconian
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measures we hadn't seen for a long time. for example here in beijing, they have lobbed down more than 40,000 residents for just two confirmed cases and this is happening across the country as well by all accounts we are talking about million of residents now being confined to their homes as the government has designated more than 80 so-called high and medium risk areas. all of this of course is also happening in the middle of the peak summer travel season. that is why we're starting to see many popular tourist attractions as well as airports being closed down as well. this obviously leads to potentially billions of dollars of loss in revenue, but so far there is little indication that central leadership here is going to change their current approach which is zero tolerance toward locally trance hisable cases. so expect to see more lockdowns in the near future. >> thanks for that update there,
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steven steven jiang in beijing. new south wales has reported 239 new cases matching the daily record set on thursday. it led to violent rally, but as michael holmes reports, police are gotten ahead of the protestors this week. >> reporter: a perfect saturday afternoon in sydney, australia, but no wedding at st. mary's cathedral. no children in the park. instead, police and soldiers enforcing a strict lockdown, a lockdown that after five weeks isn't stopping the spread of covid-19. >> it definitely is circulating i the younger community and of the 210 locally acquired cases, two-thirds, 138 cases, were people under the age of 40 years old. >> reporter: all roads into the city center cut off on saturday. police avoiding a repeat of the violence that broke out at an
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anti lockdown protest one week ago, frustration boiling over as the lockdown stretches on. >> if you look at the modeling at the current rate of growth, the number of daily cases this time next month is frightening. it is in the many thousands a day. >> reporter: as the highly transmissible delta variant threatens a dangerously un undervaccinated population, the city of brisbane began another snap lockdown on saturday, across the country more breakouts and more lockdowns are inevitable. >> only about 40% of people are fully vaccinated. we've really got to change that. that is a really frightening figure. >> reporter: that means strict social distancing measures will remain a fact of life at least until the end of the year when the prime minister scott morrison hopes that 70% of the eligible adult population will be fully vaccinated.
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the government pleading with australians to get protected. >> if you get vaccinated, there will be special rules that apply to you. why? because if you are vaccinated, you present less of a public health risk. you are less likely to get the virus. you are less likely to transmit it. you are less likely to get a serious illness and be hospitalized. and you are less likely to die. >> reporter: less than 15% of australians over 16 are fully vaccinated. forcing morrison to apologize for not getting the job done are on even under way sooner. meaning that living with covid is not an option. the authorities now left with little choice but to enforce harsh measures no longer necessary in some other parts of the world. michael holmes, cnn. coming up, the u.s. senate will reconvene in the coming hour after a rare saturday
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talk to your doctor and say yess to linzess. millions of american renters could soon be forced out of their homes after the federal eviction moratorium expired just a few hours ago. cory bush excellent on the steps of the capitol friday night calling attention to the failure to pass an extension. and with house members on recess, there is little chance one will be passed anytime soon. >> how are we on vacation when we have millions of people who could be evicted tonight in there are people who are already receiving and have received notices that will have them out on tomorrow.
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so people are already in position where they need help, our post vulnerable, those in need, how can we go vacation! >> meanwhile chuck schumer says that he is giving lawmakers the time they need to finalize the bipartisan $1 trillion infrastructure bill. the bill is really a huge priority for president joe biden and includes money for crumbling roads and bridges and him proving mass transit and auto systems. the senate is racing to pass a deal before leaving for that august recess set to begin at the end of the next week. thomas gift is a director of the center on u.s. poll sicks at the university college london an is joining me now from oxford. good to see you, it has been a while sin we'vce we've chatted. this infrastructure bill is one of his defining acts of his presidency? >> great to see you. absolutely, this is one of the big issues for joe biden. he made it a flagship part of his proposal right out of the
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gates and it is really important for him to get this through. the senate was in session on saturday and predictions we're hearing out of capitol hill is that the infrastructure bill might in fact get done. of course there is plenty that could still derail the legislation. the new federal spending will irk republican deficit hawks especially begin that the bill would be financed predicated on optimistic economic growth predictions. more progressives will insist that the bill is too watered down from the 2 plus trillion dollar american jobs plan. but in the end probably a tell tale sign of compromise is that neither side a satisfied and i think that there is broad consensus that action is needed on infrastructure. so this kind of targeted bill that focuses on what most americans consider infrastructure, road, bridges, tunnels, airports, et cetera, would be welcome and i think that it is more likely than not at this point to pass. >> so roads, bridges, trains as you say will be improved especially in some rural
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republican areas for example. we still drive on roads here that were built by fdr's new deal. so how significant will these individual pieces of infrastructure in changing people's lives have an impact on the political sphere? what is the sort of long term political impact of say a bridge coming up in a place that is -- where it is really needed. >> certainly this will help a lot of americans. and many americans for quite some time have been hoping that washington would come together and get somethomething done. and i believe any legislation that biden can achieve especially given the level of partisan divisions has to be considered a success. it is billions of dollars less than the white house originally proposed. but no one really thought that the blue print the white house outlined earlier this year was anything more than kind of a democratic wish list. so the bill does omit funding for certain things that democrats wanted, care giving for the elderly, workforce
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development, but there is a lot of spending here on bread and butter capital infrastructure projects that which will pay dividends in the long term, hopefully boost sxeconomic grow. and even if it does get done, we're still likely to see a bluzinbluz i bruising battle in congress over another spending bill. but this could be a huge help. >> rare bipartisanship that we're seeing but yes, it is not over until it is over but looking positive, that is for sure. let's talk about the eviction moratorium ending. many people are not going to just have to pay rent, they might have to pay back rent. how will the effects going to be felt? >> the end on the ban of evictions is significant. no other way to say it. estimates are that upwards of 3.6 million americans could be put in a precarious situation,
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potentially lose their housing between august and september. it is worth noting that certain states such as california and washington are implementing their own protections for tenants separate and apart from federal governments. and some may be using untapped emergency funds. but that would be very much on a case by case basis. and as we head into the fall with new concerns about how the delta variant will impact the labor market and with many tell out of work as a result of the pandemic, this policy has far-reaching implications. so chuck schumer and several democrat being colleagues have been trying to convince others in congress that an extension of the moratorium is needed but i think that is unlikely to happen at this point. >> and let's talk about president biden and covid. he has suggested that there might be more restrictions coming. how is he going to deal with that, how will it be received and how is his administration dealing with all this messaging this week coming out about
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vaccinated, unvaccinated, delta -- certainly a lot, hasn't there. >> absolutely. and i think everyone had a feeling that mask politics in particular would resurge with a vengeance to the extent that they ever subsided. and with the rise of the delta variant, masks and vaccines are certainly big wedge issues that both testimonies and republicans are going to latch on to. that is true on capitol hill, but a lot of where the action is here lies at the state and hole level. predominantly between republican governors in conservative states and democratic players in more liberal areas. this georgia where you are, governor kemp scoffed at the idea of implementing statewide mask mandate and that true a fiery response from the democratic mayor of atlanta. but we've seen similar spats including in texas with high infection rates. and the result issen come flikting messaging which
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confounds the already difficult task the cdc has to articulate clear guidance on covid policy. so this will get more complicated going into the autumn. >> thomas gift there in london, thanks so much. >> thanks. so u.s. lawmakers are planning subpoenas as they investigate the capitol insurrection. house democrat bennie thompson chairs the select committee for the january 6 attack. he acknowledges there could be a fight getting people to corporate corporat cooperated but no one is out of bounds. he says that some subpoenas could be issued pretty soon. take a listen. >> they could probably be issued before the end of the august. i don't want to give you a date certain. we're in the process of making sure that we do it right. as you know, some of it will be contentious, some wouldn't be.
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at this point we'll just follow the facts. we have a plan put together. but there is nobody off-limits in this investigation. >> some of donald trump's biggest allies in congress are facing major questions about what they did and what they knew leading up to and during the capitol riot. >> reporter: six months after the insurrection, as the january 6 committee is readying subpoenas, many top republicans are under pressure about what they knew that day and who they talked to at the white house. >> did you talk to the former president that day in. >> i've talked to the former president umpteen times. >> i mean so january 6. >> yes, i mean i've talked to the president -- i've talked to the president so many i can't remember all the days i've talked to him. >> reporter: congressman jim jordan attempting some verbal
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gymnastics this week about his phone call with president trump on january 6. >> so january 6, did you speak with him before, during or after the capitol was attacked? >> i spoke with him that day after. i think after. i don't know if i spoke with him in the morning or ki not. >> sounds like he has something to hide and he is trying to threaten people so hement would be won't be called. >> reporter: as many are continuing to defend their own narrative, congressman mo brooks defending his decision to wear body arrest armor saying that he had threats of antifa, no threats but from socialists and
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blm in particular. it is all part of an ongoing attempt to rewrite the history of what transpired that day when top leaders expressed shock and stated just where the responsibility lay. >> the president bears responsibility for wednesday's attack on do you think by mob rioters. >> reporter: and in the immediate aftermath, many republicans showed outrage. >> we condemn this violence. >> and the president's immediate action deserves congressional action which is why i think a fact finding commission and a censure resolution would be prudent. >> reporter: but now many of those same republicans are trying to shift blame. >> why wasn't there is a proper security presence that day. frankly only the speaker can answer that question. so let's see if the democrats bring that up. >> we think it is too important that those two questions, why were we ill prepared. >> reporter: the january 6
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committee is making it clear, subpoenas are coming and coming soon. likely to hit many republicans on capitol hill. >> we'll be subpoenaing and doing whatever is required to get to the truth. >> reporter: as they piece together every minute of the time line before -- >> all hell is going to break loose tomorrow. >> reporter: -- during and after the insurrection. >> this has all the fingerprints of antifa operation. >> reporter: every meeting and every phone call made in and out of the white house as the rye thes unfolded will be under screwed any. sunlen serfaty, cnn, washington. and coming up, japan is ranking in the medals including a special one in a newly added sport. we'll sit down with a silver medalist in surfing.
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so many people wanted japan to cancel the olympics but now that they are under way, the
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olympians are lifting spirits with a gold rush. a record 17 medals, gold medals, but a silver megd idal in surfis also pretty special. coy wire sat down with its newly minted owner. >> when you see stuff like this -- >> oh, my god. >> how does this make you feel? in oh, wow. wow. speechless. >> you are in many ways the face of these games. i saw your insta story, you are on the bags at the gift shop. what kind of added weight did that bring and how did you manage it during these games? >> you have a whole country is that is not depending but expecting a medal obviously. the pressure of wanting to do good for my parents and to be able to show the medal, being able to celebrate something after so much hype around it for
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so long, it would be the biggest nightmare if i came out of the olympic village with nothing in my hands. it sounds so kind of selfish, but this is my life, this is -- and i have a lot of passion for this. being able to walk out with a medal and being able to walk out not just with a medal but being able to represent the people that are close to me, you know, i felt like it was a mission accomplished. >> japan is absolutely crushing it at these games. and you know it has been a very difficult time for the people of this beautiful place. how does sport impact the society? >> well, to be honest, i really didn't realize the impact sport has on a country until this week. you know, from the opening ceremony to just social media. just seeing how much a sport can bring together not just the country, but the whole world.
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i mean, seriously, i had a special moment just by myself in olympic olympic village the other day. walking around and everyone is so friendly. people come up hey, what are you doing, how is training, how did you do with the event. hey, let's go have a coffee, let's go have lunch. and sport just brings everyone together. you know, like you said in a time like this with the pandemic that everyone has gone through, it isn't easy for anyone. and to celebrate sport and to bring everyone together through the sport, you know, give knuckles to each other, you know, we did this, we overcame one of the biggest challenges that we've gone through, not just as an athlete, but as a human. so i think that that is why this olympics is so special and i feel like especially in japan, the japanese athletes, in a way we're kind of in the front line,
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the first people in the ceremony and just leading the other on tenders saying hey, let's do this, let's represent our sport, let's represent our country, let's represent the world. and i think that that was a really strong message that has happened and is going on in this olympics. >> and that was coy wire with the medalist. feeling of winning an olympic medal is of course priceless. and we're breaking it down for you. take a look at these numbers, the gold medal is made of gold plated silver worth when $800. the silver is pure silver ort about $450 and the bronze is mostly copper and zink worth around five bucks. but most athletes of course keep their medals so the opportunity to buy one is extremely rare. many fetch tens of thousands of dollars. back in 2013 in fact, one of jesse owen's gold medals sold
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for almost $1.5 million. and a lgtsittle betit of go news, the wife of boris johnson is pregnant with their second child. she confirmed the news in an instagram post saturday. she also revealed that she was heartbroken when she had a high school car miscarriage earlier on this year. the couple's first child a son was born in april of last year. and that wraps up this hour offen doctor. cnn. i'm robyn curnow. back with more in a moment.
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hi. welcome to our viewers here in the united states and all around the world. thank you so much for joining me. i'm robyn curnow. coming up, the delta variant sweeps the world causing uncertainty in almost every corner of the planet. also ahead, israel is offering a third covid dose to certain portions of its population. who gets them and why? and a straight one, two, three. jamaican woman's team makes a full sweep in the 100 meter final. the latest action from tokyo ahead this hour.


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