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something he never would have dre dreamedof. for more news, download news on your c l phone or connected v. . it's tuesday, january 18th, 2022, and this is the "cbs morning news." . fourth vaccine shot as covid evolves, researchers test the idea of two booster shots. what the results reveal as the pandem a f er. he said he w>> hges out, svo ret on the terfy mos thtivee sygoe. major disruption, several airlines warn of chaos ahead of tomorrow's 5g rollout, their new request to help avoid grounding flights.
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good morning. great to be with you. i'm tom hanson in for ann marie green. health leaders in the u.s. are painting a harsh reality when it comes to the pandemic. they're telling americans the virus could be staying for a whwhile as new variants continu to evolve. researchers in israel said an extra vaccine shot may not be enough. in a new study, they said a fourth dose of the covid vaccine provides only limited defense against the omicron variant. they said the extra dose, whether it is pfizer or moderna, boosted the number of antibodies but it did not prevent the person from getting infected. laura podesta is following all of this from new york. laura, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, tom. this news comes as infections and hospitalizations reach unprecedented levels in many parts of the country. and as you mentioned, even our nation's leading medical experts are saying they don't know the path the pandemic is taking. the omicron-driven covid-19 surge appears to be far from
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over. >> we are on the precipice of what will likely be the most challenging moment in this pandemic to date. >> reporter: despite signs that the outbreak has levelled off in the northeast, the u.s. continues to average around 800,000 new cases a day. >> if you look at the history of infectious diseases we've only eradicated one infectious disease in man, and that's smallpox. that's not going to happen with this virus. >> the white house's chief medical adviser, dr. anthony fauci, said the pandemic's trajectory is unclear even though so many people have been vaccinated or previously infected. >> the new variants can be eluding the immune response, and we're seeing that with omicron. >> reporter: tomorrow covidtest.gov launches. it's a white house website where americans can order free tests. >> tests allow us to make a decision about whether we're cont contagious, whether we can
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safely return in person to school or work. >> reporter: at home covid tests are still scarce in many areas and long lines remain a common site at test locations. >> not super fun, i've been in this line almost two hours now. >> reporter: the virus continues to up end normal life around the world. foreign spectators h had alread been prohibited from next month's olympic games in china. yesterday beijing announced that chinese citizens would not be allowed to buy tickets either. only groups of selected spectators will be allowed to watch in person, tom. and the chinese government said the olympics will begin as scheduled on february 4th. >> we'll have to see how it all shakes out. laura podesta with the important update in new york. thank you. the senate will begin debate today on new voting rights legislation, even though there does not appear to be enough support to prevent republican efforts to block it. yesterday members of martin luther king jr.'s family led a march in washington d.c. on a holiday honoring the civil rights icon. they called on congress to scrap
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the filibuster and pass the bill protecting voting rights. >> no matter how tired we may be, we will not give up. we will not give out. we will not give in. whether this bill is passed tomorrow, next week, next month, or next year. >> congressional democrats say they will forge ahead with the voting rights bill to force republicans to publically declare their opposition to it. several major airlines are warning the government of major disruption with the rollout of 5g mobile service tomorrow. executives from delta, jetblue, american, southwest and others sent a letter to the biden administration yesterday, they're asking for a two-mile buffer zone at 50 major airports over concerns thatun thous by te technology. it was set to rollout january 5th, but verizon and at&t agreed to delay it by two weeks at the
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request of the administration. the rabbi who was among four people held captive by a gunman at a texas synagogue led his first service since the standoff. rabbi charlie cytron-walker held a special interfaith healing service last night near dallas. the event was designed to help the community heal following the terrifying event on saturday. all four hostages made it out safely. this morning we're learning more about their daring escape. omar villafranca reports. >> it was terrifying. it was overwhelming. and we're still processing. >> reporter: appearing on cbs mornings, rabbi charlie cytron-walker described the tense 11-hour standoff at congregation beth israel and the moment he realized the man who claimed to be homeless was taking them hostage. >> i heard a click. and it could have been anything. and it turned out it was his gun. >> reporter: sources tell cbs news, 44-year-old, malik faisal
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akram was a british citizen who arrived at new york's jfk airport about two weeks ago. making his way to texas he stayed in a homeless shelter and somehow obtained a gun. one of the hostages said he claimed he targeted the synagogue because of its proximity to aafia siddiqui, a convicted terrorist with suspected ties to al qaeda. he demanded her release from a texas prison as the fbi rescue team flew in from virginia. hostage jeffrey cohen told cbs station ktvt that after ten hours of negotiations. >> he started spouting for a good few minutes how he was going to put a bullet in each of us. whereas earlier in the day he was going to let us all go and he was the only one who was going to die. at that point he was going to kill each of us, even told us to get down on our knees. >> reporter: but before the fbi went in, the hostages saw an opportunity to save themselves. >> he put his gun down. and that's the point that rabbi
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charlie threw the chair and yelled run. >> i told them to go, i threw a chair at the gunman, and i headed for the door. and all three of us were able to get out without even a shot being fired. >> reporter: the tactical unit springs into action within seconds akram was dead, the hostages alive. like many religious groups members of this synagogue have been through active shooter training. >> we were consciously watching and looking for those opportunities. because that is what saved our lives. >> reporter: this is still an active and widespread investigation. we just learned that the suspect paid cash for his flight and he did travel alone. federal agents are also going to homeless shelters to talk to people, to try to find out what he did and exactly how he was able to get a gun. omar villafranca, cbs news colleyville, texas. thick ash on an airport runway is delaying international
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aid from being delivered to the pacific island nation of tonga three days after an underwater volcano erupted, triggering a tsunami. satellite images show what it looked like before and after the eruption. you can see homes and buildings covered with ash. the volcano also erupted the day before. officials today say the country's outer islands suffered extension damage. the death toll is two, but there are fears that number could rise. coming up. sitting on the edge. what caused this house in washington state to slide off its foundation and trigger evacuations. and shut out again? the next tennis tournament novack djokovic could be barred from under covid rules. this is the "cbs morning news". novack djokovic could be barred from because of covid rules.
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the family of an illinois man killed last month when a tornado tore through an amazon warehouse has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company.
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six people were killed, including 26-year-old austin mccune. his parents claim amazon knew severe weather was imminent but did not evacuate employees. amazon says its local team did the right thing as soon as weather warnings were issued. tennis star, novack djokovic could face trouble in another major tournament and parts of the east are recovering from a winter storm. those are some of the headlines on the morning newsstand. the associated press reports on the huge winter storm that brought heavy snow and powerful winds to the northeast. the storm first pummelled the southeast before dumping more than a foot of snow on parts of new york state, ohio, and pennsylvania sunday night roads were covered in snow and ice and hundreds of accidents were reported. more than 100,000 people lost power and more than 1,700 flights were cancelled. the seattle times said two people were rescued after a home
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in bellview, washington slid off its foundation. police received a report of flooding yesterday after water gushed down a hillside from a broken water main. they arrived to find a two story home tilting at a 45 degree ang pl angle. two adults and their dog were pulled out unharmed. >> heard this huge sound like an earthquake. something bad is happening. i looked out the window and i saw one house slide completely down the hill, the house above his. and then his house started sliding down. >> that is terrifying. about 40 people from 17 nearby homes were also evacuated. and u"usa today" says novac djokovic arrived home in serbia amid questions whether he will be barred from this year's french open. he arrived at the belgrade airport yesterday after he was prohibited from playing in the australian open. he was deported for not being vaccinated against covid. french officials say he will not
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be allowed to play in the french open in may if he is still not vacc vaccinated. still ahead. a rare diamond hits the auction block. we'll show you the giant rock and tell you about its extra terrestrial origins. its extra terrestrial origins. of nature breathing. and this is the sound of better breathing. fasenra is a different kind of asthma medication. it's not a steroid or inhaler. fasenra is an add-on treatment for asthma driven by eosinophils. it's one maintenance dose every 8 weeks. it helps prevent asthma attacks, improve breathing, and lower use of oral steroids. nearly 7 out of 10 adults with asthma may have elevated eosinophils. fasenra is designed to target and remove them. fasenra is not a rescue medication or for other eosinophilic conditions. fasenra may cause allergic reactions. get help right away if you have swelling of your face, mouth, and tongue, or trouble breathing.
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keep in mind the stock market was closed yesterday for the martin luther king jr. holiday. on friday, the dow dropped 201 points, the nasdaq gained 86 and the s&p 500 was up three. moderna hopes to roll out a two for one jab against covid and the flu next year. the company's ceo hopes the single shots could e available in some countries by the fall of 2023 at the earliest. he says the goal is to help some people who may grow tiresome of getting several shots every winter. moderna first announced it was working on the combination vaccine last september. the state of hawaii may change its definition of fully vaccinated. the governor recently announced his office may require tourists to have two vaccine shots against covid plus a booster shot. otherwise, they'd have to take a covid-19 test before flying to hawaii or isolate for five days upon arrival. he said there will be several weeks notice if there is a
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change so people who have already booked trips have enough time to meet the updated requirements. one diamond soon to be auctioned is literally out of this world. sotheby's gave a preview of it. the auction house called it the enigma. they believe it came from outer space. it's expected to fetch at least $6.8 million. tom, all i have to say is diamonds are a girl's best friend. >> all right. diane, you have to find somebody to buy that diamond for you. >> i know. i got to work on that. >> what do you do with it? >> keep it. i don't know. mybe i'll sell it again at some point in the future. aain, like i own it already. i'm manifesting as they say. >> $6.8 million is a lot. this diamond is referred to as a car carbonado diamond, which makes me think of carbonara, making me
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hungry. maybe we'll find out who the buyer is. maybe not, though. >> maybe. >> we'll be watching closely. diane, thank you. >> next, celebrating betty white. how some remembered the late actress and animal activist. ac. pain hits fast. so get relief fast. only tylenol rapid release gels have laser drilled holes. they release medicine fast for fast pain relief. and now get relief without a pill with tylenol dissolve packs. relief without the water. ♪♪ ♪♪
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the los angeles rams are moving on in the nfl playoffs, quarterback matthew stafford threw two touchdown passes and ran for another as the rams beat the arizona cardinals last night, 34-11. the game was played at sofi stadium outside l.a., which will host the super bowl next month. the rams take on the defending champion tampa bay buccaneers next sunday. the man who broke the nhl's color-barrier in 1958 will have his number 22 jersey retired by his old team, the boston bruins. 86-year-old willie o'ree says it is something he never dreamed of. he'll participate in the ceremony during tonight's game against california virtually from his home in san diego due to the pandemic. willie o'ree is an nhl diversity ambassador. there were tributes across
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the country yesterday for betty white on what would have been her 100th birthday. the beloved actress who died on new year's eve was a fierce animal welfare advocate. people were encouraged to donate to animal shelters and rescue organizations as part of the betty white challenge. the cincinnati zoo named a month old blue penguin rose after white's character on "the golden girls." . the houston human society showed off a dog available for adoption named betty white. in hollywood, the wax museum and pink's hot dog stand honored white. fans could purchase the famous betty white naked hot dog, with all proceeds going to the l.a. zoo. >> although she left us just a few days ago, we will never forget betty white. we will love her forever. >> the owner of pink says the betty white hot dog will remain on the menu forever. coming up on "cbs mornings".
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signature elizabeth warren stops by the times square studio to talk about the senate taking up voting rights legislation today and the path forward. i'm tom hanson, this is the "cbs morning news." . forward. i'm tom hanson, this is the "cbs morning news". ignored them. but when the twitching and jerking in my face and hands affected my day to day... i finally had to say, 'it's not ok.' it was time to talk to my doctor about austedo. she said that austedo helps reduce td movements in adults... while i continue with most of my mental health medications. (vo) austedo can cause depression, suicidal thoughts, or actions in patients with huntington's disease. pay close attention to and call your doctor if you become depressed, have sudden changes in mood, behaviors, feelings, or have suicidal thoughts. common side effects include inflammation of the nose and throat, insomnia and sleepiness. don't take austedo if you have liver problems, are taking reserpine, tetrabenazine, or valbenazine. austedo may cause irregular or fast heartbeat, restlessness, movements mimicking parkinson's disease, fever, stiff muscles,
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our top stories this morning, health leaders in the u.s. say covid could be staying for a while as new variants continue to evolve.meanwhile an sudy shows a fourth dose of the covid vaccine provides only limited defense against the omicron variant. they say the extra dose boosts antibody levels but does not do enough to prevent infection. and the senate is set to begin debate today on legislation protecting voting rights even though there does not appear to be enough support to prevent republican efforts to block it. democrats say they'll forge ahead with the bill to force republicans to publically declare their opposition to it. it's an uphill battle for
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the people of colorado who lost their homes last month to the most destructive wildfire in state history. this morning, hundreds of families are still looking for a place to stay. janet reports. >> we don't know what we lost. >> reporter: there's nothing left to say. a harsh reality for nikki and ryan fazio. especially when homes 50 feet away were untouched. >> when you lose a home like this, you don't know what you need to get back. you just kind of go into survival mode. >> reporter: this was the fast moving fire that was closing in when they fled with their two children, the pets and little more. the landscape now looks apocalyptic. more than 1,000 structures were damaged or destroyed. hundreds of families left homeless. how challenging has it been for you guys to find housing? >> since the fire, the morning after, that has been my sole purpose. is just to find a home in our community for the children.
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>> your guys' fort was here. >> reporter: for the ruff family, the fire catastrophe is now a housing crisis. >> i don't think there was more than two or three houses in inventory if you wanted to buy a place before this. and now, there's 1,000 households that are looking. >> reporter: they've moved four times since the fire from hotels to a friend's basement. cheryl posted a plea on a facebook page for a more permanent rental. the fazios have a place to stay for now, after the owners of this home, strangers, moved out so nikki, ryan and the kids wouldn't have to leave town. >> our biggest thing is keeping the kids in school, keeping them around their friends and making sure they have the stability they had before this. >> reporter: families searching for the one thing there's no place like, home. cbs news, superior, colorado. coming up on cbs morning senator elizabeth warren, stops by the times square studio to
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talk about the senate taking up voting rights legislation today and the path forward. plus we'll hear from kids with their thoughts on money. and first on "cbs mornings," james brown talks with larry miller. the former president of the portland trailblazers about the revelations in his new book "jump, my secret journey from the streets to the board room." that's the cbs morning news for this tuesday. thank you so much for watching. i'm tom hanson, have a great day. ♪
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