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♪ hello on this wednesday. i'm ana cabrera. and i want to welcome our viewers here in the u.s. and around the world. we begin with a potential game changer in the devastating pandemic that has taken the lives of more than 500,000 americans. the fda revealinusa single dose 85% effective against severe coronavirus. now, even more encouraging perhaps is the data hints that this vaccine may even prevent asymptomatic infection. j&j found after about nine weeks after the vaccine was given, it seemed 74% affective against asymptomatic infection. it doesn't just keep you from getting sick, but it may prevent you from getting sick at all. today the fda is confirming johnson & johnson has met the requirements to become the third
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u.s. vaccine to receive emergency use authorization. note, official authorization hasn't happened just yet. the white house says as soon as that comes through, millions of doses could be released next week. >> the governors are carefully planning their efforts and getting ready for the possible new vaccine. if authorized, we are ready to roll out this vaccine without delay. if an eua is issued, we anticipate allocating 3 to 4 million doses of johnson & johnson vaccine next week. >> also from the president's covid team, 25 million free washable face masks will soon be offered to the public. let's discuss with cnn medical analyst dr. leana wen. she also served as baltimore's health commissioner. and, dr. wen, you are a volunteer in the johnson & johnson trial. what is your reaction to today's announcement, especially regarding the prevention of asymptomatic infection? >> it's all really good news,
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ana. the end point that really matters is the end point that prevents severe disease that causes hospitalization and death. because ultimately that's what we care about. we don't get a vaccine because we are worried about a slight fever and a cough. we worry about the severe disease that's caused, and the johnson & johnson vaccine is very effective at preventing severe disease. also a one-dose vaccine game changer in terms of ease of administration. it can be stored at refrigerator temperatures, which also is very important. that means that there are community pharmacies and regular doctors' offices that wouldn't have these medical-trade arctic temperature freezers to store other vaccines but can easily store the johnson & johnson vaccine. what you mentioned about asymptomatic transmission, the data are still -- it's a small data set looking at asymptomatic transmission, but it does give increasing evidence that getting the vaccine prevents you not just from getting sick yourself but probably also reduces your chance of spreading the virus to
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others, too. >> and what kind of a game changer would that be? obviously, we've been advised to continue wearing masks following a vaccine shot in case that transmission was still occurring with people who were asymptomatic after getting the vaccine. so, does that change how we may be able to operate in society? >> i do think that people who are fully vaccinated need to keep on wearing masks and keep on watching themselves in public places. but i think where the guidance could change is what they do in settings, for example, seeing family members. if you're fully vaccinated, i think a lot of people are now eager, for example, to see their grand kids and other people they haven't seen in a long time. and if you now know that you're not only protected, but it's also pretty unlikely that you're going to be spreading it to others, i think many people will be so eager to see their loved ones. this also has huge implications on the economy. people might be going out to restaurants and traveling if they know they're not going to be carriers. >> so how soon would this
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vaccine be made available if and when it's authorized? and a lot of viewers have also been asking, if they have the choice, which is the best vaccine option? how do you answer that? >> well, as for when it's going to be available, the hope is as early as maybe even next week. because the independent committee of the fda is meeting on friday. they're going to make a recommendation to the fda, the cdc is then going to be meeting to discuss this further. but this vaccine could be shipped out by at some point next week. assuming that everything else passes. as for what vaccine people should take, i have a very specific answer here, which is whatever vaccine is made available to you. there are advantages and disadvantages of all the vaccines. and actually it's hard to compare them side by side because they were tested at different times. and we still don't know a lot of information. for example, it might be that older people or people with certain medical conditions can respond better to one vaccine versus another. we don't know that yet. but with the pandemic surging,
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as it is, with the likelihood of someone getting ill from coronavirus, when. not just take whatever vaccine is available to you? you can always get some other vaccine at a later point as a booster shot. but get whatever vaccine you have available to you right now. >> and all the vaccines available currently have high level of efficacy according to all of the science. dr. leana wen, it's always great to talk with you. thank you so much for your information and insights. new science today that one of president biden's cabinet picks may end up being his first failed nomination. the sent postponed two committee votes today for neera tanden, the president's pick for the office of management and budget. now she's been under fire for past partisan comments, specifically tweets, attacking lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. and they delay on tanden is just part of a critical delay for the president's cabinet. his choices for secretary of interior as well as health and human services go back before senate panelists today as well. deb haaland and xavier becerra have been getting heat from republicans.
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now, haaland for her stance on the fossil fuels industry. but whether he has the right experience for the job. the president's choice to lead the cia is taking senators' questions. so let's turn to our cnn chief congressional correspondent now, manu raju. i mentioned two committee votes on neera tanden's nomination were stopped today. any word on when they might happen? >> not yet. the chairman of the committee gary peters of one of the committees indicated that they don't know if they will even have the votes yet because they are trying to have discussions with their own members about where they are. and specifically one democrat kyrsten sinema, an arizona democrat, someone who has not said how she will come down on this decision. and if she defects, then there's almost certainly no path for neera tanden to get the necessary votes to be confirmed. now the white house is indicating that it will still push ahead on tanden, hoping it
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can get sinema's support. then the big question will be if any republicans break ranks to save the nomination. lisa murkowski has refused to say herself where she might come down because she says she wants to see what the committees do first before announcing their position. because it's a 50/50 senate, one of their members, joe manchin has announced he will oppose the nomination. so that's why they need at least one republican to break ranks. but we're seeing a wall of republican opposition because of her past progressive views. and also her past attacks on twitter leveled against them over the last several years was she was serving at the head of a progressive thinktank. she has apologized for those tweets and said she regretted a lot of those tweets. but still not enough for republicans who believe that this will be the first nomination to go down. they believe that those member let's all be in line to reject this nomination. they say the writing is on the wall, and the question is will the white house agree and decide ultimately to pull the nomination?
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they're not saying they will yet. but many in this body believe they will. >> okay, manu raju, we know you will stay on top of every latest twist and turn. and we'll come back to you if anything happens during this hour. i do want to dig into a little bit more of what manu was talking about, an issue with at least two of biden's nominees are past tweets criticizing republicans, specifically, many of the lawmaker who's get to vote on cabinet confirmations. >> just a couple of months ago, you tweeted, republicans don't believe in science. pretty broad statement that you made there. >> calling mitch mcconnell moscow mitch is probably not a very good thing to say. >> you've called republicans criminally ignorant, corrupt, and the worst. >> you wrote that susan collins is, quote, the worst, and tom cotton is a fraud, that vampires have more heart than ted cruz. you called leader mcconnell moscow mitch and voldemort, and on and on. >> by the way, the backlash
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against neera tanden is no doubt bipartisan. she's attacked progressives as well as republicans in the past. but it is interesting how these republican senators are suddenly monitoring tweets when they claim to have not seen president trump's over the past five years. >> i didn't see it. so i'd have to -- i mean, i'm sure that my office will be able to get me a copy of it. >> i just saw the tweet. i know nothing of the episode. >> i don't think it should be surprising in general because he tweets a lot. >> i just read the tweet, but i don't know the reference point. >> it doesn't shock me that they come out often. >> i'm not giving a daily commentary on the president's tweets. >> i haven't read that but i'll go check it out. >> i learned a long time ago not to comment on tweets. >> what do you make of the president's tweet this morning? does the president need to be more cautious? >> so that last one from republican senator john cornyn, this is cornyn now when it's a democratic president pushing a democratic nominee.
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>> my friendly advice to president biden is to withdraw neera tanden's nomination and select someone who, at the very least, has not promoted wild conspiracy theories and openly bashed people on both sides of the aisle that she happens to agree with -- disagree with. >> i mean, it's like the last five years didn't even happen. cornyn, as you saw on video, often didn't like to weigh in on donald trump's rhetoric or the conspiracy theories he was touting. but now he's apparently a champion of morally rebuking them. and if promoting wild conspiracy theories is something he is passionate about eliminating, perhaps he might talk to one of his colleagues. >> he describes four different types of people, plain-clothes militants, agents provocateurs, fake trump protesters, and then disciplined uniformed attackers.
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i think these are the people that probably planned this. >> total nonsense. at least one republican is willing to call it out. this is congressman adam kinzinger's tweet. it's disgraceful for a sitting senator to spread disinformation so blatantly. it's a disservice to the people he serves to continue lying to them like this. it's dangerous, and it must stop. so, will tiger woods ever golf again? new insight today into his injuries after that terrifying car wreck we brought to you as breaking news yesterday. plus, security officials in charge during the attack on the capitol. we'll show you why that doesn't add up. and one of donald trump's loudest republican critics says if trump runs in 2024, he'll win. this is cnn's special live coverage. stay right there.
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angeles hospital. but we are learning he has extensive injuries. doctors say they had to insert a rod into his leg to treat open fractures and a combination of screws and pins to stabilize his foot and his ankle after this accident. it may be days or even weeks before investigators know exactly what caused yesterday's rollover crash. cnn's dan simon is on the scene for us. dan? >> well, hi, aof cna. the question remains how and why did tiger woods lose control of his suv? just how fast he was going we don't know. that of course is part of the investigation. hopefully through his team, tiger woods might be able to offer some recollections in terms of what happened. we know that he is alert and awake in his hospital room. being here in person, you can fully understand that if you're traveling at a high rate of speed and you're not familiar with this area or familiar with the curves that it can be dangerous. we know that it's not uncommon for accidents to occur here. but we know that he was speeding
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and that he hit the median, and then hit the curb and hit a tree and the car rolled several times. tiger woods was pinned inside that vehicle, unable to get out on his own. an ax was used, a pry bar to get him out of the vehicle, put on a backboard, and then brought to the hospital. and we know from the sheriff that tiger woods was wearing a seatbelt and that it likely saved his life. ana? >> lucky to be alive. direct quote from the sheriff. thank you, dan simon. joining us now is former nfl quarterback joe thisman. thank you so much for being with us to discuss this injury. we all know that you've been through a similar ordeal yourself. you suffered a very similar injury, fractures to your tibia and fibula. that was back in 1985. what do you think tiger woods is going through right now? >> well, first of all, ana, thank you for giving me a chance to spend a little time here. i just think he's -- knowing tiger as i've come to know him in the few times we've been
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together, he's determined to be able to come back from this. time and time again, he has come back from injury. i would say first of all i'm so thankful he's okay. our prayers go out to him for a speedy recovery. the injury that he had was very similar to mine. and the rod going in is an excellent thing from a stabilization standpoint. the biggest concern right now is to keep the infection out of the wound. that's what alex smith went through. that's where we were different in our recovery process. alex had a series of operations to go through to deal with infections. mine was sealed up and basically stayed solid all the way through. but i'm just so thankful he's alive. i'm thankful he's going to be okay. and there isn't a more determined human being that i know of or have heard about than tiger woods. and if anybody is going to come back from this, it will be tiger woods. >> tell us, what is the recovery process like? because you've been there. you've done that. what will he have to endure in the next weeks, months, years,
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perhaps? >> in tiger's case, it's unique because he's gone through this before from a recovery standpoint. how do i get myself back to doing the things i want to do? right now it's the quality of life for me and his family being able to spend time with his kids and the people he cares about. the big thing is the mental part of it. are you going to be able to get through the mental part of it? he has recovered from so many different surgeries. he's been counted out so many different times. for people to say he'll never do something again, he brushes that off. i think the most important thing for him right now is just to heal and get well. you hate to say this to an athlete or anybody that has an impatient nature to him, he's got to be able to patient and take the time. let the doctors and the rehab do what it's supposed to. and the mental part, he handle it's better than anybody i've seen. >> how long did it take before you could walk again? >> it wasn't a question of walking.
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it was being able to function normally. it took me two years really to be able to get out on the football field and be able to do some of the things and practices when i was in broadcasting. i would throw it at different camps. alex smith is a great barometer. it took him almost two years to the day to be able to get back on the football field. the one other thing that is undefeated when it comes to the rehabilitation of anybody, it's age. and that's the thing that tiger has to look at right now. and that's the thing we have to be conscious of is his age right now and the process that he's going to have to go through. and where will he be at the end of this. whether he plays golf again or not is insignificant to me. as long as he is okay and able to live his life. he's the greatest golfer we've ever seen. he means so much more to so many more people than just in the world of sports. we're lucky to have been able to watch tiger woods go through his journey in life and be able to see the things that he's accomplished and the hurdles that he's gone over.
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we should all learn a lesson from what he's been able to do. >> no doubt we will all be rooting for him for a full recovery. joe, thank you, really appreciate your time today. good to see you. >> you're welcome. ahead, why security officials are blaming intelligence failures for the capitol attack. but that isn't the whole story. plus, the justice department is having trouble keeping the riot suspects behind bars. and we have this just in. one day before the u.s. releases the unclassified report into the murder of journalist jamal khashoggi. cnn is learning new details about the assassin squad. stay right there.
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as soon as tomorrow, the u.s. intelligence community is expected to release its highly anticipated unclassified report containing new details about the 2019 killing of journalist and "washington post" columnist jamal khashoggi. now, we having breaking news related to this story today. cnn has just obtained documents labeled "top secret" that show another clear link between the team of assassins and the crown prince. cnn's senior national security correspondent alex marquardt is breaking this story. alex, what do these top secret
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documents tell us about the murder of jamal khashoggi? >> well, ana, these documents which were filed in a canadian civil lawsuit show yet another clear link between the saudi crown prince mohammad bin salman and jamal khashoggi. the two jets that transported the saudi hit team were operated by a company that the crown prince had taken control of less than a year prior. he had ordered that this aviation company be transferred into the country's investment fund, which mbs controls. now the fact that this fleet of planes belonged to this fund, which mbs is the chairman of, has not been previously reported. and in the words of a former director of the middle east for the cia, it's just more potential evidence that mbs was in the know about khashoggi's killing. now how these documents come to light, they were filed in a lawsuit against a former top saudi intelligence official who accuses mbs of trying to kill
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him as well just days after khashoggi. now we see in these documents, which include letters from december 2017 that are signed by a saudi minister and topped with the words "top secret, not for circulation and very urgent." this minister takes over sky prime aviation as well as a number of other companies. and it was so important to mbs that he writes that the crown prince was to be kept abreast of the progress of the takeover of these companies. now, ana, i spoke with a lawyer for khashoggi's former fiancé who calls this revelation extremely important. he says that it shows a direct line to mbs killing jamal khashoggi. now, we asked saudi officials for a response and they have not yet gotten back to us. >> just one more piece of the puzzle coming into focus here. the intel report that's set to come out tomorrow, what more could we learn? >> well, this is an intel report
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that is written into law. this is required of the director of national intelligence to release this unclassified report about the murder of jamal khashoggi. this is actually a law that was flouted by the trump administration that biden's director of national intelligence avril haines says she will release multiple sources, are telling me that this report to come as soon as tomorrow. the intelligence community is required to show evidence that links current and former saudi officials who have advanced knowledge and the roles in this murder of jamal khashoggi. now, the intelligence community has never said anything publicly about this murder. we have reported that the cia determined with high confidence that mbs ordered the killing of jamal khashoggi. the united nations has said that it was inconceivable that an assassination plot of this sophistication could be done without the knowledge of mbs. so the big question is what does the intelligence community say about the culpability of mbs in
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the murder of jamal khashoggi, and is there a smoking gun? >> and the next question being after we learn all of this, what does that mean for u.s. and the relationship between the two countries. alex marquardt, really appreciate your reporting. thank you. to our viewers you can read his full reporting on these breaking developments at cnn.com. as you watch right here on cnn, deflection about the january 6th capitol riots. they kept blaming intelligence failures for the lack of preparedness at the capitol that day. >> i think we need to look at the whole entire intelligence community and the view they have on some of the domestic extremists and the effect that they have. i look at this as an intelligence problem that impacted this event, yes. >> during that call, we all agreed that the intelligence did not support the troops and collectively decided to let it go.
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>> do you think this was an intelligence breakdown or a resource issue? >> i think that the intelligence did not make it where it needed to be. >> while complicated, this is a false narrative. aside from warnings that they received prior to january 6th, beyond a capitol police intel report and an fbi memo, it was an open secret that there could be potential violence on this day as the president continued to lie saying the election could be overturned. in fact, cnn reported on these fears on air in the days prior to the attack. the d.c. national guard is being deployed to back up local law enforcement during pro-trump demonstrations in the city this week. a number of protests have turned violent in the past year, including last month when protesters clashed over the november election. >> that is what is bringing this wave of protests to washington, so much so that the mayor is requesting help from the national guard. >> they have warned that some
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groups that might try to start conflict with these people may descend on the nation's capitol. there may be some people bringing guns to the nation's capitol. >> and just one day before rioters stormed the nation's capitol, an fbi office in norfolk, virginia, issued a memo warning of a potential war breaking out at the capitol on january 6th. "the washington post" reports the memo was not acted on urgently enough to prevent the deadly domestic terrorist attack on the nation's capitol. we're also learning more about a different report. this one is an internal report from capitol police on january 3rd. i want to bring in beth reinhardt, an investigative reporter for "the washington post." beth, you report that capitol police issued a report three days before the attack at the capitol. what was in that report, and who should've seen it? >> we actually reported that before yesterday's hearing a couple weeks ago. and, yes, three days before the
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attack, the capitol police's own intelligence unit issued a report that, you know, learned that, quote, congress itself could be the target of an attack. it talked about how inflamed tempers were among trump supporters, how many of them could be armed. and also pointed out that the president at the time, president trump was the one who was stirring the pot. that report was not acted on obviously in a way that, just from what we can see and what we know about january 6th in a way that law enforcement was not mobilized in a way that could have protected the capitol or any of the violence that happened. so, i think we saw that theme during the hearing yesterday again and again, this disconnect between while you got this piece
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of intelligence, but it was not acted on in a dramatic way that you would think would be, you know, the way they would act anticipating the crowds that we saw. >> exactly. and what's so interesting is that that was an intel report from capitol police from within the capitol law enforcement core group. i want to read from a different memo. this one was dated january 5th. this is an fbi memo that was quoting an online thread that stated this. be ready to fight. congress needs to hear glass breaking, doors being kicked in. it goes on to say, get violent, stop calling this a march or rally or a protest. go there ready for war. we get our president or we die. nothing else will achieve this goal. so, beth, clearly there wasn't a lack of intel. but they argue there wasn't enough specificity? this seems pretty specific to me. >> right. they spoke about the quality of
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the intelligence. they described it as raw intelligence, and that excerpt that you just read from, apparently they were unable to identify the person who wrote that and be able to verify it as credible. and what we've heard from law enforcement sources is the deluge of online very incendiary rhetoric these day ltz has made it difficult for them to distinguish between something in their basement boasting and someone who has a gun and is ready to travel and has the financing to do that. what was interesting were a couple other themes that emerged at the hearing. one was this idea that the intelligence community hasn't been taking white supremacists and other extremists seriously enough, that because perhaps they're white, because they were trump supporters, they weren't viewed the same way black lives matter protests were viewed, and
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obviously we saw pretty swift response from law enforcement to those protests. so, i think there will be -- this will continue to be part of a broader conversation about the intelligence community, how it gathers information about these folks on the right and how quickly it decides to act on them. one of the members of the committee said, you know, we have to be able to distinguish between chatter and intelligence that we need to act on quickly. >> i just keep thinking about the old adage, hope for the best, prepare for the worst. it just didn't seem like that was the mentality going into this day. we do know there will be additional hearings to try to get to the bottom of where the missing links were leading up to the attack on january 6th. beth rhinehard, i appreciate your reporting. senator mitt romney says donald trump would win the republican nomination again if he runs in 2024. hear why. plus, an awkward moment
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despite being the first and only president in history to be impeached twice, former president donald trump is still a frontrunner if he runs again in 2024, at least if you ask senator mitt romney. romomy was the only republican senator to convict the president in both of his impeachment trials. but here is what he told the "new york times." >> i don't know if he'll run in 2024 or not, but if he does, i'm pretty sure he will win the nomination. i look at the polls, and the polls show that among the names being floated as potential contenders in 2024, if you put president trump in there among republicans, he wins in a landslide. >> let me turn to cnn's chief political analyst gloria borger. gloria, we know trump is headed to the annual conservative committee conference cpac this weekend reportedly to make the case that he is the presumptive 2024 nominee. but just take a listen to this very awkward moment on the hill today with two republican
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leaders in the house. clearly there's no consensus on what to do in the post-trump era. >> let me just say, first of all, about liz cheney. the woman has a spine. she could have ended it by saying, you know, it's up to cpac, i've been clear about my views, period, end of sentence, end of paragraph, good-bye. instead she said that donald trump should have no role in the future of the republican party. that's her view, she is sticking to it, and she is going to continue to stick to it no matter what the political peril.
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the head of the republican senate campaign committee, senator scott, put out a press release, and let me quote from the headline of it, which said the republican civil war has been canceled. well, somebody better tell him it is not canceled. and donald trump is smack dab in the center of it. and where you line up on his future is really the fault line of the party right now. >> and so then that brings us to mike pence, who has declined an invitation to cpac, but a conservative lawmaker who was in the meeting with him yesterday says the former vice president is still speaking highly of trump. quote, he spoke very favorably about his relationship with president trump. i got the sense they speak often and maintain the same personal friendship and relationship now that they have for four years. this is to me stunning, gloria,
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considering trump was still badmouthing pence on twitter as a mob was attacking the capitol as people were chanting, "hang mike pence." and you have some reporting about their relationship as well, right? >> yeah. i think that is a little overstated what you just said. i have a source with knowledge of the relationship who told me that the two men have spoken twice since inauguration. each man initiating the call once. and i was told that the relationship is, quote, amicable, but it didn't sound to me like it's back to being warm and fuzzy. i think pence understands the political reality of the situation. he is going to hang back for six months. i was told he's doing that because that is the tradition for what presidents and former presidents, former vice presidents normally do. but i think it's easier for him also. he gets his sea legs. he gets to talk about the
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the national institutes of health is launching an initiative to research long haulers. coronavirus patients, too many of them, who are still
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back to normal. >> hudson beard, his mother lisa and his father christopher all joinings now from montana. first, hudson, i know you're not feeling well today and i want you to know we are with you and i'm sending you so much strength and courage for this battle. thank you for speaking up and sharing your story with all of us. lisa, got to be so hard as a patient to watch your child suffer through this. what has your son and your family been experiencing these past few months? >> it is so difficult to watch your own child hurting and see the central nervous system and brain being attacked, and for me as a nurse, it's very difficult, because i want to help him, and i've tried countless medications and countless specialists, and we're just seeing kind of an assault on many different systems in his body, and we are hopeful that in time we'll see some long haulers research and
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different programs pop up where they see some similarities and are able to help these pediatric children suffering with long haulers. >> can you back us up and talk us through the journey up to this point? >> absolutely. so hudson came down with covid in mid-november. my husband and other young son rovered within a week and a half, and hudson never recovered. his symptoms began with dizziness and just lethargy, brain fog. he didn't really have any abdominal issues at that time, but just didn't want to get off the couch. then it progressed where we started going to doctors and asking them, is there medications we can try? what can we do? about three weeks after symptoms he started vomiting violently every time he ate or drank. then admitted with what's called
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astro gastroenteritis where his small intestine completely shut down. nervous system dysfunction, no longer reading or writing. his eyes affected. his whole nervous system. in colorado we found out that his heart had been affected. he has dilated coronary arteries and takes medications so he doesn't get blood clots or too much stretching of the arteries. so many, many systems throughout his body have been affected. >> you are so tough, hudson. christopher, i imagine that beyond the fphysical symptoms tough emotionally and mentally for everybody. what has that been like. tell you what, it's just so complex, because we have a son who was a straight-a, athletic, just amazing young man and you see on it's news everyone that's going on and to have your own
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son who's kind of at the epicenter of it, and just so desiring him to get well, and even just not having the answers. it just drags and drags and drags, and just the complexities of, is there an end? what will it look like? you know? imagining there's other kids that are out there. they're going through the same struggle, and i'll tell you what. it's -- it is very difficult. >> i -- i hear you. i'm praying for you, your family. definitely in my thoughts. you're right, though, you're not alone. hopefully your story can help, you know, raise awareness and also bring comfort to other families to know that, you know, there's power in numbers in some respect and hudson, again, wishing you, buddy, the very best. you're going to get through this. staychristopher, thank you for taking a few moments of your day to share with us. it is a potential game-changer.
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you're watching cnn. i'm brooke baldwin coming at you one hour early just today. good to be with you. any moment we expect president biden to meet on the nation's supply chain to determine which products used by americans in their everyday lives or ones used could keep the country safe could be subject to erosion and how much of that supply is dependent upon places like china. bringing you president biden's remarks soon as they get under way. also today, encouraging updates on golf legend tiger woods. authorities say he is lucky to

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