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E.U. Pledging Additional Aid to Afghanistan; Taliban's More Tolerant Image in Stark Contrast to Harsh Actions; U.K. Lawmakers Slam Early Response to Outbreak; COP26 Chief to Climate Laggards: Step Up and Deliver; WHO: Immunocompromised Should Get Additional Vaccine Dose; IMF: Pandemic Is "Hobbling" Global Recovery; NFL Coach Resigns after Toxic Emails. Aired 10- 11a ET
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BECKY ANDERSON, CNN HOST (voice-over): Eight hundred million dollars in aid for the Afghan people. The E.U. wants to help.
But despite the Taliban's promises, their actions continue to be harsh and brutal. We have a special report this hour.
One of the most important public health failures, a damning report finds the British government acted too late in its initial COVID-19 response.
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ALOK SHARMA, BRITISH BUSINESS SECRETARY: We know we can only tackle climate change if every country plays its part.
ANDERSON (voice-over): A clear message from the head of COP26, delivered to world leaders.
But are they listening?
We're live in Paris for you.
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ANDERSON: I'm Becky Anderson. Welcome. You are watching CONNECT THE WORLD.
The global push to help Afghanistan's people getting a big boost today at what was a virtual G20 summit. The European Union announcing an additional
$800 million in aid, pushing the total to over $1 billion to address what the E.U. calls urgent needs in the country and in the region.
The European Commission president saying G20 nations must do everything possible to prevent a humanitarian and socioeconomic collapse. Ursula van
der Leyen stressing the Afghan people should not pay the price for the Taliban's actions.
This virtual summit coming as the Taliban hold face to face talks with the U.S. and E.U. delegations in Qatar. An E.U. spokesman calling it an
informal exchange that, quote, "does not constitute recognition of the interim government." Ben Wedeman with us today from Rome.
Where, Ben, the Italian prime minister shared that virtual G20 summit. This aid announcement also coming with a stark warning that humanitarian
assistance alone will not be enough to avert famine and a major humanitarian crisis. There is clearly a great deal of concern at this
BEN WEDEMAN, CNN SR. INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: There is. And certainly this summit is an expression of that concern, keeping in mind, for
instance, that international aid, prior to the fall of the Taliban, provided about 75 percent of government spending.
But in a sense, this is an owned goal by the Western countries, which make up many members of the G20. They have frozen $9 billion in Afghanistan's
assets abroad; they have cut off all forms of aid to Afghanistan -- the government, that is.
The Taliban, which is why, for instance, you have this crisis, whereby most banks in Afghanistan have run or are running out of cash, food prices have
skyrocketed. And, therefore, yes, there is a looming humanitarian catastrophe.
And the approximately $1 billion that the European Union is -- has set aside for emergency aid to Afghanistan may be just a drop in the bucket
when it comes to the country's urgent needs.
At the moment, this G20 virtual summit, which has taken place behind closed doors, it is questionable how effective it is going to be. Russia and
China, the leaders of Russia and China are not participating in this virtual summit, even though they are members of the G20.
And Russia, on the 20th of October, is going to be organizing its own summit for Afghanistan and it has invited Iran and India and Pakistan to
that meeting as well. So even though there is a sense of urgency, it is questionable whether there is a sense of unity when it comes to dealing
with the crisis in Afghanistan -- Becky.
ANDERSON: European nations share a common concern about the potential impact of migration from Afghanistan and the wider region.
So to suggest that any aid at this point is purely altruistic would be wrong, wouldn't it?
WEDEMAN: And in fact, most aid is not altruistic, whether it is Afghanistan or anywhere else. Yes, Europe is very self-interested when it
comes to this situation there.
Let's keep in mind, for instance, what happened in 2015, when more than a million refugees and migrants poured out of Turkey, many of them coming
from Afghanistan, Syria and elsewhere, into Europe. And that caused a political earthquake.
Many countries in Europe seeing a huge push -- in the right word, the direction of the Right -- as a result of that and so Europe wants to avoid
that sort of earthquake again. The Europeans are also concerned, as are many other countries, that Afghanistan will once again become a base for
So they do feel something needs to be done, that action needs to be taken. The problem is that there isn't a lot of unity. And, of course, the lack of
unity is nothing new.
Let's keep in mind that the United States, under the Trump administration, concluded the deal that allowed the Taliban to take over, with very little
consultation with the U.S.' European allies. So there is a certain amount of lingering resentment among Europeans against the U.S. for creating what
is this catastrophe that is Afghanistan today.
ANDERSON: Ben Wedeman is in Rome for you.
And a reminder, this virtual G20 summit coming as the Taliban hold these face to face talks with U.S. and E.U. delegations in Qatar in Doha. An E.U.
spokeswoman calling it an informal exchange that, quote, "does not constitute recognition of the interim government."
Meantime, U.N. secretary-general Antonio Guterres says he is alarmed that the Taliban are breaking their promises to women and girls, girls still
forbidden from returning to high school. And the Taliban still won't commit to when or if they will be allowed back.
The group insists their approach to governing is gentler and less oppressive than in the past. But our chief international correspondent
Clarissa Ward found out, the Taliban's actions are not always matching their words. A warning, her report does contain some disturbing images.
CLARISSA WARD, CNN CHIEF INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): This is the image the Taliban want to project, friendly and pious, bringing peace
On the streets of Ghazni City, Taliban official Maldavi Mansour Afghan (ph) goes from shop to shop, talking to the owners.
He asked how the security situation is with the Taliban in charge.
"The situation is good, praise be to God," the man says.
It may well be a performance for our cameras but it is telling the Taliban wants to show they have changed.
WARD: When you're talking to the men and some of them don't have long beards, are you saying anything to them about their beards or does it
matter right now?
WARD (voice-over): "We tell the people that this is the Prophet Muhammad's sunnah and make them aware," he says, "but we don't want to force the
people to do this."
In another part of the market, the newly resurrected much feared religious police are also keen to show they are taking a lighter touch.
They gather the shopkeepers to introduce themselves and warn them about the importance of following the sharia.
"Make sure your women cover themselves," one Talib tells the crowd. "They should not travel without a close male relative."
A man stands nearby casually smoking a cigarette, a punishable offense under the previous Taliban regime. But no one says a thing.
Back at their headquarters, at the Ministry for the Propagation of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, the men are still settling in.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: (Speaking foreign language).
WARD (voice-over): Up until recently, this was the Ministry for Women. The man now in charge seems leery of my presence and refuses to meet my eye.
He says their mission is to help Afghans embrace Islamic rule.
WARD: And what do you do if they're not following your interpretation of sharia law?
MAWLAVI ABDULLAH MOHAMMAD, TALIBAN MINISTRY OF PROPAGATION OF VIRTUE AND PREVENTION OF VICE (through translator): We act with accordance to sharia
law. Firstly, we inform people about good deeds.
We preach to them and deliver the message to them in a nice way. The second time, we repeat it to them again.
MOHAMMAD (through translator): And the third time, we speak to them slightly harshly.
WARD (voice-over): If his words sound like talking points, that's because they are.
As we leave, he hands us a newly issued Taliban booklet, outlining the group's gentler approach.
WARD: So he says that this book contains the rules for how they should carry out their work.
WARD (voice-over): But old habits die hard and, back in Kabul, it's clear, not everyone is following the new guidelines.
WARD: It's badly bruised.
WARD (voice-over): In a secure location, "Wahid" shows us the ugly marks left behind after he says he was whipped by Taliban fighters. We've changed
his name for his protection.
He tells us three fighters stopped him at a busy traffic circle for wearing Western style clothing. They took him into a guard hut and demanded to see
his cell phone.
"WAHID" (through translator): I had photos in my phone related to gays. Also, the clothes I was wearing were a gay style. They took me and covered
my mouth. Two of them held each of my hands. And the third hit me, first with a whip and then, with a stick.
WARD: What reason did they give for doing this to you?
"WAHID" (through translator): When they were beating me, they kept saying that I was a gay and I should be killed.
They had very scary faces. They were enjoying beating me.
WARD (voice-over): That lurid brutality was on full display weeks earlier in the western city of Herat, when the bloodied bodies of four men were
hung in public for all to see.
The Taliban said they were kidnappers killed during a raid. On one man's chest, a grim warning, "Abductors will be punished like this."
Remarkably, many in the crowd seem to approve of the Taliban's medieval display.
"People are really happy about this decision," this man said, "because people believe that by doing this, kidnapping can be removed from this
In another grotesque display, two alleged criminals, their faces painted, were humiliated before a jeering crowd, punishment the Taliban favors for
After the corruption of the former government, the group has seized on a frenzied desire for swift justice. But they are savvy enough to know how it
looks to the rest of the world.
Back in Ghazni, our attempts to see the justice system in action are repeatedly stonewalled. We're told that the sharia high court is closed,
despite the people waiting outside.
WARD: We're trying to show you (INAUDIBLE).
WARD (voice-over): As we tried to persuade the Taliban to let us in, we see two men head into the court. Our Taliban minder relents and lets us
But in the courtroom, the judge makes it clear we are not welcome.
"Tell them to stop," he says.
We are quickly ushered out.
WARD: We've been trying all day to get into the sharia court. They're not letting us but they also won't give us a reason.
WARD (voice-over): It may be that what happens behind closed doors here doesn't fit the Taliban's new, carefully cultivated image and that the
movement, born in conflict, is still brutal at its core -- Clarissa Ward, CNN, Ghazni.
ANDERSON: Clarissa's reporting.
Well, stand up and deliver, that's the message for some of the world's top economies as we tick down to the COP26 climate conference, at the beginning
of November. Next, what the head of that event had to say today.
And a little later this hour, the IMF shows us why the Delta variant is still causing economic problems as the world struggles to live with the
And in the next hour of CONNECT THE WORLD, I talk to a professor based in Doha, who just hosted the Taliban's acting foreign minister for what he
describes as a wide-ranging conversation. More on the detail of that and the significance next hour.
ANDERSON: The British government waited too long to react to the coronavirus outbreak, costing lives. That is the conclusion of a damning
new report from the U.K.'s Parliament Health and Science Committees.
Now this report specifically mentions a delay in imposing a lockdown, along with failures in testing and contact tracing. One of the committee members
blames what he calls "group think" for being reactive rather than proactive. Nina dos Santos has been poring over the report. She joins us
now from Downing Street.
This report goes further than just the U.K. Clearly this is a -- these are damning findings but perhaps not findings that will surprise people in the
U.K. There have been many complaints about the way the government first reacted to this.
But I do think it is important to point out that, to a certain extent, there is criticism of the way that the science was followed, rather than
the government being proactive.
And that will perhaps resonate elsewhere, Nina, will it not?
For so long, there was active enthusiasm for following the science as it were, rather than governments going their own way. Explain what this report
specifically found and why it will have consequences elsewhere.
NINA DOS SANTOS, CNNMONEY EUROPE EDITOR: Well, Becky, 150 pages long, compiled by 22 members of Parliament from all sides of the political
spectrum. And essentially the conclusion that they came to was that the government didn't act quick enough, it didn't really understand the
magnitude and the severity of this disease, while it started to get a foothold.
It didn't close the borders down it flights coming in from China, from Italy and other places, where the virus was coming in from. It also didn't
do enough to protect the most vulnerable members of society. That was highlighted as a failing in this report.
We're talking about people in care homes, with elderly patients being discharged from hospital, back to care homes, without being tested from
COVID-19 and people with learning disabilities, autism, Down syndrome and various other health issues.
Very much having suffered a much higher and disproportionate death toll from this virus. The long shot of it is this report says that tens of
thousands of deaths could have been prevented in this country.
They call it the biggest public health failing that this country so far has seen. The U.K. does have one of the highest death tolls, thanks to COVID-
19; over 150,000 people have perished and also more than 8 million or 9 million people have already had the virus.
But there is one shining ray of light, they see in this report, if you compare that pessimistic picture, bleak outlook of government policy in the
early days of the pandemic, there is the mirror image to look for under the so-called bold leadership of the vaccine team, which decided to plow money
into novel vaccines and stockpile other types of vaccines and roll them out quickly. That's been seen as the biggest public health success if you like
in recent years.
DOS SANTOS: Where does this leave us?
Bereaved family members say that the tragedy is that many people in this country probably foresaw all of this as it has been unfolding over the last
two years or so. Common sense dictates that maybe elderly patients should have been tested as they were coming out of care homes.
There were many signs that the test and trace system wasn't working accurately. This isn't the last report into the pandemic and its legacy. It
is the first. But it does paint a damning picture and also one that people need to learn from.
Yes, there have been successes on the vaccination front but there needs to be this cathartic moment for the country, to come to terms with what
happened and examine why science in this situation didn't help avoid issues, like "group think" and also how the country can learn and have
honest political discussions about this going forward to learn from the lesson -- Becky.
ANDERSON: Yes, as we said, it is a report out of the U.K. and a damning one at that. But certainly some resonance and significance for countries
elsewhere. Thank you.
The world's biggest polluter is trying to raise its profile on climate change. At a summit on Tuesday, China said it would contribute $233 million
to help developing countries preserve their land, oceans and wildlife.
Now President Xi Jinping called for other nations to pitch in. He also pledged nearly a quarter of a million square kilometers of China's own land
under protection. Beijing has upped its goals on climate change.
The question is, do they go far enough?
The head of COP26, which begins weeks from now in Scotland, alluded to China and a few other top economies on Tuesday. Alok Sharma had this
message regarding their plans for cutting emissions by 2030, "step up and deliver."
The alternative, Sharma warned, is rising temperatures and climate catastrophe. Sharma spoke earlier in Paris, where the government is
launching its own massive plan to make the French economy greener. Jim Bittermann is there with the details.
And the fact we are talking details is important at this point, because it is clear at this juncture that net zero goals are, as some describe them,
IOUs and the devil in the detail.
What is it that Emmanuel Macron is suggesting as a substantive new plan at this point to go green?
JIM BITTERMANN, CNN SR. INTL. CORRESPONDENT: Well, Becky, almost at the same time Sharma was speaking, Emmanuel Macron was revealing his new plan,
which is to basically to spend around 30 billion euros for what he said would improve France's economy and make it greener.
And basically he'll be spending those things in three different sources of energy; nuclear, already 70 percent of the energy from nuclear power
plants. But Macron wants to develop small modular power plants, nuclear power plants, which he says are more reliable and safer.
He also wants to develop hydrogen energy and there is going to be two major factories built to develop hydrogen energy. And then he's going to spend
$500 million euros on the new renewable energy.
The problem with all this, Becky, is that these are nice promises, nice goals. But the problem for Mr. Macron is he has to get re-elected first. He
has an election coming up in April.
And his national assembly, which would have to approve all of these plans, basically will find themselves up for election a month later.
The question is, is he going to be around to actually carry out on these goals?
And as we saw with the United States, after COP21 in 2015, politics, local politics can change things dramatically as far as world politics are
concerned -- Becky.
ANDERSON: Briefly, COP26, as I said, is coming up fast, beginning of November.
What does Alok Sharma want nations to do between now and then?
BITTERMANN: I think, as he said in his speech this morning, he wants the nations to step up with their pledges and pledge more, try to do more. A
lot of countries have not yet pledged what they're going to do. And here is the way he put it this morning as he addressed folks at UNESCO
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ALOK SHARMA, BRITISH BUSINESS SECRETARY: Under the G20, every G20 country agreed to set up ambitious 2030 emission reduction targets before COP26.
The U.K., France, Italy, Germany, the E.U., Canada, the U.S., Argentina, Japan, South Korea and South Africa have done so.
SHARMA: Now the rest must deliver. And all eyes will be on the G20 leaders' meeting at the end of this month. We know we can only tackle
climate change if every country plays its part. So I say to those G20 leaders, they simply must step up ahead of COP26.
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BITTERMANN: And in fact, Becky, the reason he's emphasizing G20 is the G20 nations account for 80 percent of the greenhouse gases that are leading the
world's pollution problems.
And a number of those G20 countries have not -- we can show you the flags of those countries, which have not pledged to do more ahead of this
conference in Glasgow -- among them are China and India. And those are two countries that depend heavily on coal for energy production.
And Sharma said basically this morning that it is time to put coal in the past -- Becky.
ANDERSON: Jim Bittermann is in Paris. Thank you, Jim.
In a landmark complaint at the International Criminal Court, Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro is being accused of, quote, "crimes against
humanity." Now a group of climate lawyers urged the ICC at The Hague to investigate the Brazilian leader for his alleged attacks on the Amazon rain
An Austrian not-for-profit called All Rise says there are grounds for, quote, "an urgent and thorough ICC investigation and prosecution." Rafael
Romo watching the story for us and joins us live.
Grounds for an urgent and thorough ICC investigation and prosecution, is what they said. This is in a near 300-page filing. Just explain why this is
such a landmark filing.
And what is the likelihood that it will see the light of day as it were?
RAFAEL ROMO, CNN SR. LATIN AFFAIRS EDITOR: Yes, still remains to be seen, Becky. The International Criminal Court receives complaints of this nature
all the time. But this is very serious.
It's 286 pages long and they accused the president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, a head of state, of not only doing enough to protect the
environment but actually being part of the problem himself, perpetrating attacks against the Amazon.
And we have reported over the last few years how bad the situation is in the Amazon, with wildfires running out of control throughout the region.
This is a group of -- as you pointed out, composed of environmental warriors. It is based in Austria. It is called All Rise.
And they introduced the file today at the ICC in The Hague. Let me read to you what this document, nearly 300 pages long, says as part of their
arguments against president Bolsonaro.
It says that Bolsonaro and his administration has, quote, "a widespread attack on the Amazon, its defendants and its defenders that not only result
in the persecution, murder and inhumane suffering in the region but also upon the global population."
And this is part of the reason why this group is urging the ICC to not only investigate but prosecute the president and his government. And there is a
group in Brazil called The Observatory, The Climate Observatory, composed of 70 NGOs, that is also behind this effort against the president.
What is Jair Bolsonaro saying about all this?
He has not yet replied to requests for comment from CNN. But back in April, he said that he is committed to protecting the environment in a letter.
We also need to point out that the president has introduced a number of -- has issued executive orders to protect the environment but, at the same
time, he has opened the Amazon for mining, for logging industry.
And so environmental groups say he is not only not doing enough but also he is part of the problem -- Becky.
ANDERSON: Thank you, sir.
The spread of the Delta variant has never been more important to get COVID- 19 vaccines to people who need them. Ahead on the show, the World Health Organization's new recommendation for immunocompromised people.
ANDERSON: Welcome back. You're watching CONNECT THE WORLD. I'm Becky Anderson in Abu Dhabi.
Advisers to the World Health Organization say those who are immunocompromised should get an additional dose of COVID-19 vaccine. This
applies to all COVID vaccines on the WHO's emergency use listing, that includes Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Sinovac.
This is not for a booster shot. It is being recommended that people who are moderately or severely immunocompromised get an additional shot as part of
their initial vaccination series. David McKenzie is in Johannesburg, where Pfizer is going to start producing vaccines next year.
Moderna also planning a vaccine plant in Africa. Today the WHO very careful not to characterize these shots as booster shots.
Can you just explain why?
DAVID MCKENZIE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, for months, they have been saying there should be no rollout of booster shots because it would limit the
availability of vaccines to countries that do not have access to vaccines yet.
So this independent advisory group of experts saying that there should be another additional shot for those who are severe or moderately
immunocompromised, for those with HIV/AIDS, lupus, type 1 diabetes. It kind of confuses the messaging.
A booster shot and this recommendation is really about the same thing. It is about boosting your immunity to avoid severe COVID-19 infection. But it
is about who is getting those shots, not what the shot achieves.
So because they're saying specifically it is for people who are immunocompromised, it isn't, in fact, a booster shot. But they are
continuing to say booster shots shouldn't be given. Take a listen.
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DR. KATE O'BRIEN, WHO IMMUNIZATION DIRECTOR: At this time and as the director general has called for a moratorium on booster doses for the
general population, because giving those booster doses to individuals who already have had the benefit of a primary response is, as has been
explained before, like putting two life jackets on somebody and leaving other people without any life jacket.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
MCKENZIE: Despite that, the U.S., parts of Europe and Israel are giving these booster shots, even against the WHO's warnings -- Becky.
ANDERSON: David McKenzie is in Johannesburg for you, thank you.
ANDERSON: Still to come, one of the best known coaches in American pro football resigns after a series of racist and homophobic emails are
uncovered. "WORLD SPORT" is just ahead.
ANDERSON: Welcome back. You're watching CONNECT THE WORLD. It is 25 past 6:00. No, it is 25 to 7:00. There you go. That had you worried.
Avoiding a scandal, that's what the International Monetary Fund may have in mind as it holds meetings with the World Bank in Washington, saying the
embattled chief Kristalina Georgieva has the fund's full confidence.
This follows allegations she pressured World Bank's staff when she was running the place to manipulate data to help China. She said in a statement
that she disagrees, quote, "fundamentally" with that investigation that found she was involved.
World Bank president David Malpass who took office after the alleged wrongdoing tells CNN exclusively that he's working to make sure similar
mistakes don't happen again. Have a listen.
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DAVID MALPASS, WORLD BANK PRESIDENT: There were certainly mistakes in the process of the bank and the bank needs to find ways to avoid that into the
future. And I'm working on that as hard as I can, so that the bank has a good environment to create quality projects into the future.
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ANDERSON: Well, this is what the IMF would like you to concentrate on today, its world economic outlook. But forget the bells and whistles. The
fund says the pandemic ha, quote, "hobbled" the global recovery. So it is downgrading this year's world growth forecast.
And it is the Delta variant, they say, which is to blame. Clare Sebastian taking us inside the report, she's live from New York.
You've been poring over the details of this report. We are 19 months to the day after the WHO declared a pandemic. It was March 11th, 2020.
Where are we at as far as the IMF is concerned?
CLARE SEBASTIAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Well, Becky, different parts of the world are in different places. And that is the problem here, according to
The pandemic is not over, the Delta variant surged over the summer, it brought more restrictions in certain places and certainly more worries from
consumers and that led to a drop in consumer spending.
The U.S. also dealing with supply chain problems and rising inflation. And it says that those risks, there is a greater risk that the forecast
disappoint than surprise to the upside out of this.
So this is a fairly pessimistic outlook from the IMF. If you look at numbers, there is another interesting aspect of this, yes, this is a crisis
of inequality. But the downgrades come at the top and bottom end, concentrated at the top and bottom end of the income spectrum.
SEBASTIAN: The United States has been downgraded a full percentage point and that's the biggest downgrade of the advanced economy. That they say is
because of supply chain disruptions and the drop in consumer spending, lowering countries the IMF particularly worried about this part of the
They say that the forecast notably darkening here and that is largely because of the pandemic itself and the unequal distribution of vaccines.
They're calling on the developed world to do more to spread the wealth.
They say while almost 60 percent of the population in advanced economies are fully vaccinated, the number is less than 5 percent in the lower income
and advanced economies. That, they say, is the problem. 3and until we fix that, not going to see a global recovery here.
ANDERSON: As I said it is 19 months since the WHO declared a pandemic and, for most of those months, we have been talking about platforming,
headlining the fact that there is an unequal distribution of vaccines and that, if this inequality continues, that there will not be a full rebound
Do you get a sense from this report that the IMF has what it takes at this point, has a plan at this point, to ensure those inequities, those gaps are
closed going forward?
SEBASTIAN: I mean, I think that's the big question in all of this. I think it doesn't just rest on the IMF. They take credit for having dispersed aid
throughout the pandemic and, you know, a lot of it going to poorer countries.
They say that is still needed. They say that policy support is still needed and they are calling on particularly advanced economies not to pull back on
either fiscal or monetary policy too quickly.
In terms of vaccine distribution, I don't know that they do have a plan. This is not really gone to plan so far. They say while the lower income
developing economies have so few vaccines available, the higher economies are doing booster shots. And that is very controversial.
ANDERSON: Absolutely. Thank you, Clare.
A well-known head coach in American pro football has resigned after news outlets uncovered a series of racist, homophobic and misogynistic emails he
sent while working as an television analyst. Jon Gruden says he doesn't want to be a distraction to the Las Vegas Raiders, the team that he
coached. Amanda Davies joining me with more.
You got more on this in "WORLD SPORT." Just fill us in if you will.
AMANDA DAVIES, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Yes, Becky, have to say it is a pretty paltry apology, given what we're talking about here. One of the most
successful, well known coaches in the NFL, a former Super Bowl winner, who has been with the Raiders since 2018, we're talking about a vast raft of
emails over a seven-year period that are truly ugly reading.
And whether you're Black, whether you're a woman, whether you're gay, there is really not many people who won't be offended by what can be read in some
of these emails. There really was no option for -- but for him to leave his position.
But there are so many questions, you know, the people in the receiving end of these emails, how complicit perhaps may they be?
What next for the Raiders?
What next in terms of what's to come from the NFL?
It is a pretty horrific and wide-ranging story and we have got all the latest coming up in a couple of minutes.
ANDERSON: That's "WORLD SPORT" with Amanda. After the break, we'll be back. Stay with us.