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Three Killed, Two Injured In Shooting At Wisconsin Tavern; CDC: More Than 82 Million People Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19; Rep. Greene Scraps Planned Launch Of "America First" Caucus; Canada Braces For Third Wave As Cases, Hospitalizations Skyrocket; India Reports More Than 200,000 New Cases For Fourth Day In A Row; Sights And Sounds From Prince Philip's Funeral. Aired 7-8a ET
Aired April 18, 2021 - 07:00 ET
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Three million COVID-19 related deaths worldwide.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Until everybody gets vaccinated, could there be other variants that now escape the immune system.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The optimism about what the vaccines could deliver for us has, I think, eclipsed the amount of vaccinations that we've gotten in arms.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There have been 45 mass shootings in the U.S. in just the last month.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We never expected that, you know, they would go to work, and we would never see them.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We're just still looking for them, hoping that maybe they'll just come back.
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The late, high mighty, and illustrious prince, Philip, duke of Edinburgh.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It was steeped in military tradition, more than 700 military personnel took part.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It will never be as it was, but certainly royal occasions, Harry wants to be there to support them.
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SANCHEZ: Good morning to you watching at home, and to you, Christi. It is Sunday, April 18th. I'm Boris Sanchez.
CHRISTI PAUL, CNN ANCHOR: Back at you. Yes, I am Christi Paul. We're so grateful to have your company as always.
SANCHEZ: Yeah, we are following breaking news this morning out of Wisconsin. Three people are dead, two others have been injured in a shooting at a tavern in Kenosha.
Here's what we know so far. Police tell CNN the shooting happened inside the tavern just before 1:00 a.m. There were two victims with gunshot wounds that are now in serious condition. The shooter, though, is still on the loose. But police say there's no immediate danger to the community.
Now, one neighbor in the area tells CNN affiliate, WTMJ that he captured some of the chaos on his security cameras. Listen to how he describes the scene and how many shots he heard.
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PETER PLOSKEE, LIVES NEAR KENOSHA SHOOTING SCENE: I want to say like three at first, and then going from my room until the living room, I heard more going off. I couldn't even tell you how many. I mean, eight, ten, somewhere around there.
REPORTER: You look out the window, see people running.
PLOSKEE: I looked at my north window, and I see peopling running from the bar this way, people running this way, people running that way. I mean, any direction they possibly could.
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SANCHEZ: Yet another mass shooting in the United States. We are working to gather more details, and we'll bring them to you as we get them.
PAUL: We certainly will.
We want to talk about the pandemic as well this morning because tomorrow is President Biden's deadline for states to give every eligible American access to coronavirus vaccines. Well, more than 205 million shots have already been administered so far in the U.S. and the world did hit that number, that 3 million people who have died to COVID-19 now.
SANCHEZ: Yeah, 3.2 million shots are going too arms every day now on average, so there is good news. Roughly a quarter of the United States is now fully vaccinated, but even with a significant chunk of the older population protected, there's still lingering concern about the impact of variants on those that are still vulnerable including young people, and as you see on this chart, the seven-day average of new cases essentially flat right now.
PAUL: CNN's Evan McMorris-Santoro is following this from New York.
So, Evan, the vaccine effort, we know, appears to be working. There is real progress being made. Officials are still concerned about specific areas. I know Michigan is one hot spot, yes?
EVAN MCMORRIS-SANTORO, CNN CORRESPONDENT: That's absolutely right. There is still a lot of pandemic to go in America. Even though we're seeing a lot of good news about vaccines, we're still in the middle of this pandemic, and as you mentioned, we've just crossed a very, very tough milestone of this virus that we have all been dealing with.
MCMORRIS-SANTORO (voice-over): A somber pandemic milestone, the world has now surpassed 3 million deaths from COVID-19. That's according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins. And the U.S. leads the world in COVID deaths with more than 560,000 to date.
Michigan is being hit with so many new cases of COVID-19 right now that hospitals are running out of space to treat patients. The state is currently leading the U.S. in new infections.
DR. JOEL FISHBAIN, MEDICAL DIRECTOR FOR INFECTION PREVENTION AT BEAUMONT HOSPITAL IN MICHIGAN: We're seeing many, many, many more people sick in families and exposures, and the problem and concern that I have is that until everybody gets vaccinated, could there be other variants that now escape the immune system.
MCMORRIS-SANTORO: According to Johns Hopkins, nearly half of U.S. states reported an increase in COVID-19 cases this week.
But some promising vaccine news, more than 205 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the U.S. according to data published Saturday by the CDC, and beginning Monday, all adults will be eligible to get vaccinated. In addition, CDC advisers will meet next Friday to review the ongoing Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause.
Experts emphasize that the rare cases of adverse reactions from COVID- 19 vaccines are far outweighed by the collective protection of widespread vaccination.
DR. ANTHONY FAUCI, CHIEF MEDICAL ADVISER TO PRESIDENT BIDEN: The fact that this was done would, in my mind, underscore and confirm how seriously we take safety, even though it's a very rare event. So if anybody's got a doubt that they may not be taking safety very seriously, I think this is an affirmation that safety is a primary consideration.
MCMORRIS-SANTORO (on camera): So when we hear things like that 3 million death milestone, when we hear stories about like the ones in Michigan where the cases are so high that the hospitals are being overrun in some cases, it's a reminder of just how active this pandemic still is.
The difference now, between this April and last April, though, is we do have a vaccine available, and that's what experts say people need to do to try and get those numbers down and change some of that bad news into good news, which is sign up, get the vaccine as soon as you can. That's the best way to slow this pandemic down even though it is still very much with us -- Boris and Christi.
PAUL: All right. Evan McMorris-Santoro you, we appreciate you.
And, listen, I want to show some new details with you about the mass shooting in Indianapolis. Police say the suspect bought both assault rifles used in the shooting legally. They say he purchased them back in July and September of 2020. That was months after a shotgun was seized from his home, and police had placed him on a mental health hold.
SANCHEZ: We're also hearing from the suspect's family. They put out a statement saying quote we are devastated at the loss of life caused as a result of Brandon's actions. Through the love of his family, we tried to get him the help he needed. Our sincerest and most heartfelt apologies go out to the victims of this senseless tragedy. We are so sorry for the pain and hurt being felt by their families and the entire Indianapolis community.
Last night, CNN's Jason Carroll attended a vigil for the victims and filed this report.
JASON CARROLL, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, Christi, Boris, a lot of emotion as you can imagine at the candlelight vigil that was held for the eight victims from the FedEx shooting. Four of those victims were from the Sikh community, and many of them members came out Saturday night to pay their respects. We spoke to the family members of Jaswinder Kaur and Amarjeet Sekhon, they found a course to speak to us about those who they loved and those who they lost.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Armajeet Kaur was a very, very hard working woman. She devoted her life to her kids, to her family. She's a family-oriented woman. She had no issues with anyone. She was the nicest person ever.
This is something that shouldn't have happened to her or to my other aunt. We're deeply saddened by this.
Jaswinder, she was an amazing person. She always had a smile on her face. The only reason why she joined working was because she was bored at home. She needed something to do.
That was one of the reasons we always would say to her, like, oh, you should stay at home. You don't need to be going working overnight. And she was like, oh, you know, I like going. I like working. It's something that kind of clears my head. I get out of the house. I walk, I talk to people. She was the nicest person ever.
CARROLL: During the ceremony they lit a candle for each of the eight victims, the two youngest victims, just 19 years old, the oldest victim, 74-year-old John Steve Weisert. He was just about to celebrate his 50th wedding anniversary -- Christi, Boris.
PAUL: Jason Carroll, thank you so much for that.
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NARINDER JOHAL, MOTHER WAS KILLED IN FEDEX SHOOTING: We lost the most important person in our family, and I want to say she was the most loveable in our whole family.
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SANCHEZ: As you heard from Jason Carroll, four members of the Sikh community were among eight people shot and killed on Thursday. And members of the community came together last night to mourn the victims. Now, police have not released details about the shooter's potential motive but leaders of the Indianapolis Sikh coalition said in a joint statement, quote, we do not know the motive of the shooter and we may never know for sure what drove him to do what he did.
We do know, however, that the FedEx facility targeted was well known for having a large Sikh work force. Given everything our community has experienced in the past, the pattern of violence, bigotry, and backlash we have faced, it is impossible not to feel that same pain and targeting in this moment.
Joining us now to talk about all of this is K.P. Singh. She's a member of the Sikh community and interfaith leader in Indianapolis.
K.P., we appreciate your time. Thank you for joining us.
First and foremost --
K.P. SINGH, SIKH COMMUNITY MEMBER AND INTERFAITH LEADER: Good morning, everyone. And thank you CNN for this opportunity to say hello to all of you from Indianapolis.
SINGH: The city that Sikh leaders met yesterday afternoon at the largest Sikh congregation temple in Indiana and the oldest, and there was a great cloud of sadness and grief that really kind of throughout the place. There are about 80 to 90 people, several people from the media.
And it has been a very close-knit Sikh community here. When I came to Indiana back in September of '67, there were only one or two Sikhs. Today, there are maybe close to 5 to 7,000 Sikhs in the metropolitan area alone. Several representatives, Sikh temples here, and there are eight to nine active Sikh temples and their leaders were there at this gathering.
SANCHEZ: And, K.P. --
SINGH: Go ahead. SANCHEZ: I want to ask you, if I could, what have you heard from
members of the community, do they believe that the shooting was targeted specifically to go after members of the Sikh community?
SINGH: They are a little bit cautious about putting any particular direction or spotlight or blame on somebody. They feel that it is one madman's work who at one time was an employee of this FedEx facility.
And so they are waiting for FBI and law enforcement organizations and agencies to tell us exactly if there was a hate element involved in this or whether this was an act of madness because there was some concern that has been expressed since that happened that this young man had some challenges that the family was very much aware of, of a mental nature.
And so, they are right now in grief because for us, these are not just eight people that died. We feel eight stories were snuffed. Eight families are grieving, and their relatives and their friends and in many cases, they were the breadwinners of the families. So they are all in a tremendous amount of grief with regard to how it happened and why it happened and where we go from here.
SANCHEZ: Yeah, we offer all of them our condolences.
K.P., according to the FBI, Sikh's are one of the most commonly targeted groups. I remember incidents spiking after 9/11, the mass shooting that happened at the Sikh temple in Wisconsin back in 2012. Why do you think your community has so often been targeted?
SINGH: There have been not enough work on the part of the Sikh community, and organizations like the Sikh coalition, and others came about in terms of the role of turban, and Sikh leaders and articles of faith. And so, there was an association somehow in the minds of Americans that they are from the Middle East and they were connected with the terrorism going on in some pockets of Middle East.
And so this was the wrongful association. There was a stereotyping that they must be all Muslims as well, and so, a lot of that was because not enough work was done by the Sikh community itself to make known to average American they are their brothers, they are part of the American family, and that they read the articles of faith, not to please or displease anyone, they wear it as sacred articles of faith mandated by their prophets so to speak.
So, we have a lot of work ourselves to do, and we are very appreciative of what CNN has been doing since 2001. I have been following very closely since then, by bringing various ethnic communities in the spotlight on a regular basis. So, we are appreciative of that.
And much more needs to be done, engagement at the higher level, involvement at different levels, networking at different levels, and various levels of our government. And our organizations, our businesses and opportunities so that we don't look at turban as something unusual or unique, but what does this bring to the feast of life, to the feast of the American table to make a more perfect union. And I think not enough has been done by organizations, by schools, and by the government with regard to putting Sikhs in that light. We know we are in the middle of Sikh appreciation, and heritage month right now in many states.
But what happens beyond the proclamation, what happens beyond the so called announcement that is made by the governor, by the mayors of different cities. Much more needs to be done in terms of engagement on both sides, not just on the side of what we expect, but on the other side, what we are willing to do and deliver to the communities that you're okay and I'm okay and we can handshake across the fence and handshake across different networks of other faith, cultures and communities that are part of this great blessed land.
SANCHEZ: Yeah. Sadly, too often the ignorant backlash to things that happen around the world is to attack people who look or sound differently than you do.
K.P. Singh, we have to leave it there. Thank you so much for the time, sir. We appreciate it.
SINGH: Well, thank you so much. And today is Vaisakhi, the holiest day in the Sikh calendar, and several dignitaries including U.S. Senator Don Young are going to be addressing the Sikh gathering at the Sikh temple on Acton Road.
SANCHEZ: Well, I hope you enjoy that celebration. Thank you again for sharing part of your weekend with us.
Turns out a controversial new caucus initially backed by Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene won't get off the ground. We'll tell you why, next.
PAUL: All right. Let's talk about Canada. They are in the middle of a painful, punishing third wave of the virus, how health care officials are preparing now for the suspected rush of new patients, and what's happening. We'll tell you, stay close.
SANCHEZ: It appears a group of Republican lawmakers have abandoned efforts to launch a controversial new caucus dedicated to pushing former President Trump's America First agenda. Some of the language in their planning documents can't be called anything but racist, and now they're all rushing to disown it.
PAUL: CNN's Daniella Diaz is with us live from Capitol Hill right now.
So, Georgia Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene hasn't shied away from controversy in the past but she seems to be distancing herself from this America first caucus. What do you know? DANIELLA DIAZ, CNN CONGRESSIONAL REPORTER: Christi, Congresswoman
Marjorie Taylor Greene is walking back reporting and statements from her own office that she was going to launch this America First caucus, that a draft proposal showed harsh nativist language and racist language. And this comes one day after her office told me that she would be launching this caucus and to keep an eye out for what it represents very soon.
You know, one of the draft proposals, the seven-page draft proposal that was published by Punch Bowl News said that this caucus would promote a common respect for uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions. And now, her office is walking back these claims that she is going to launch this caucus. They told me yesterday in a statement: This was an early planning proposal and nothing was agreed to or approved.
Of course, this comes a day after Marjorie Taylor Greene faced a lot of backlash from leaders in her own party, namely House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy who tweeted not directly referencing Marjorie Taylor Greene but assumed in response to the reporting he said that this caucus, the language in this caucus or the nativist values do not represent the values of the Republican Party.
And another congressman just came out, my colleague Ali Main (ph) is reporting that this congressman, Paul Gosar, who's reportedly involved in making this caucus, he has denied any claim of involvement in a statement he put out yesterday saying he had no involvement in this.
But look, Democrats are slamming this caucus. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries, the Democratic Caucus chair, told CNN yesterday that it's not just Marjorie Taylor Greene who is pushing language like this, it's representative of the Republican Party.
Here's what he had to say.
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REP. HAKEEM JEFFRIES (D-NY): The GOP has become the party of Marjorie Taylor Greene, Steve king, and, of course, Matt Gaetz. And that's problematic. They are no longer the party of Lincoln. They are not even the party of Reagan or John McCain.
And this is a big difference between what the Republicans are in Washington, D.C. and the Democrats led by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, where we are trying to solve problems on behalf of the American people such as passage of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan.
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DIAZ: Still, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is walking back claims that she's launching this caucus, amid backlash of members of her own party who did not support what the proposal said -- Boris and Christi.
PAUL: Daniella Diaz, we appreciate it so much. Thank you. Alex Burns is with us now, national political correspondent for "The
New York Times," and a CNN political analyst.
Alex, good to see you as well. Thank you for being here.
Let's take --
ALEX BURNS, CNN POLITICAL ANALYST: Good morning.
PAUL: -- that jumping off point -- good morning to you -- based on what we were hearing there from Daniella, two very different viewpoints in 24 hours from Marjorie Taylor Greene's office.
On Friday, again, saying that you could expect this America First platform announcement public very soon, and then by Saturday, you know, the Punch Bowl reporting that the congresswoman wants to make it clear she is not launching anything. That's directly from her office.
Where does this effort with her stand now? Is it just gone?
BURNS: It sure sounds like it's not going very far in the immediate term, but, Christi, I think the striking thing about this whole episode is the fact that these ideas, this language, the notion of launching such a group was even discussed, and even in the statement that we just heard from Daniella, walking back the idea of launching this caucus, there was at least an acknowledgment that there was a planning document, where the idea of putting together a group of lawmakers around the racist and nativist ideas was committed to paper, and was circulated.
And the reporting from Punch Bowl last week made that extremely clear.
And so, I think it's an enormous neon warning sign to Republican leadership that as this Congress develops, and as the midterm elections approach, that the Republican Party has a major extremism problem even within their ranks on Capitol Hill, and it's going to be a persistent issue for folks like Kevin McCarthy and Liz Cheney to address.
PAUL: So, what do you make of McCarthy's tweet, he did not name Marjorie Taylor Greene or any specific efforts, but I'm wondering what it says about the core of the Republican Party right now. Where do they go with all of this?
BURNS: I think there's clearly a recognition by Kevin McCarthy, and Republican leadership in general that to the extent that the Republican Party is perceived as a racist party or as a party that hates immigrants, you know, not just a party that supports border security but a party that hates immigrants, that that is very, very politically dangerous and to some folks in Republican leadership, a morally objectionable on top of that, on top of the pure political argument there.
But I think the fact that you didn't see a sort of denunciation by name, that you didn't see a sort of public calling to the carpet of specific members who appear to have been involved in this effort, that also shows the very delicate act that Republican leaders have ahead of them, because the margins in the house are really tight, and the ideas under lying that document, if not the specific language, have significant appeal to a sizable portion of the Republican Party's electoral base.
PAUL: I want to switch it here real quickly to what we have seen just in the last month. Three mass shootings in four weeks. And we've got these protests over police violence, these protests that have been going on really for days at this point.
Let's listen to what two lawmakers, one Republican, one Democrat, told Pam Brown about gun control just last night.
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REP. JAMES COMER (R-KY): Unfortunately, from where I sit as a member of congress, you can't legislate against evil. I think what we need to focus on are mental health. We need to focus on drug abuse. We need to focus on reducing poverty and the breakdown of families.
REP. JACKIE SPEIER (D-CA): My challenge to any Republican colleagues, if you say you don't want to have felons have guns or persons who have mental health issues, then show us a bill. Show us a bill that you can support that's going to close those loopholes.
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PAUL: It doesn't look as though based on just those two pieces of sound, those two opinions, that Congress is going to get very far. What do we know about any strategy from President Biden's administration to try to tackle this?
BURNS: Well, Christi, I think you just said it exactly right, it doesn't sound like there's much of a chance on Capitol Hill of putting together any kind of compromise on guns that can certainly clear the Senate and the filibuster in the Senate.
And my reporting talking to members of Congress over the last week is there's generally a sense that where the administration is focused is on its infrastructure package, on coronavirus and the economic recovery and that the notion of committing a whole lot of political capital to gun control is not terribly -- there's not a terribly strong appetite for that in the Democratic Party.
I do think the events we have seen over the last couple of weeks add urgency to the issue, and I think that's why you have seen the administration roll out executive actions on gun control, and anti- crime, anti-mass shooting sort of steps. But, you know, whether that's satisfying for a national electorate that continues to see week after week this kind of violence, I think is a very, very significant question mark.
PAUL: All right. Alex Burns, we are thankful to have you with us. Thank you, sir. BURNS: Thanks a lot.
SANCHEZ: Across India, hospitals are running out of medical oxygen, just as the country is in the midst of a second wave of COVID infections.
PAUL: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is warning that there is a punishing third surge of COVID-19 infections in that country and that the more contagious variants are spreading to younger people this time around.
SANCHEZ: Yeah, and nowhere are cases more severe than in Ontario, Canada's most populous province.
CNN's Paula Newton has more.
PAULA NEWTON, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): This is the pandemic Canada had planned for but was so hoping to avoid. This Toronto field hospital will open within days as a punishing third wave of the virus now threatens the country's health care system. In the last week alone, hospitalizations and deaths are up by more than a third, with a worrying increase in younger, sicker, patients, needing intensive care.
Toronto doctor, Michael Warner, says his critical care unit is already over capacity.
DR. MICHAEL WARNER, MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF CRITICAL CARE, MICHAEL GARRON HOSPITAL: We will be there, we will do our best, but I'm trained to save people not to use a checklist to decide if people are going to live or die. That's my biggest fear. And it's, I think, a lot of health care workers are beyond angry or just really forlorn we're in the situation we found ourselves in.
NEWTON: The crisis is most acute in the problems of Ontario, including Toronto, where top public health officials describe the situation as dire. Some patients are now being transferred to hospitals hundreds of miles away to get the care they need and the unthinkable, that still hundreds more will need ICUs in the weeks to come.
WARNER: It will break the health care system and virtually assure that we will have to triage patients who will normally save today to death because we won't have enough staff that's to care for patients that need care for COVID or non-COVID related critical illness.
NEWTON: Some doctors we spoke to now say the Ontario government acted too late even though the city of Toronto has been in some form of lockdown for nearly five months. Ontario Premier Doug Ford has now put in tough new measures extending
a stay-at-home order until at least mid May closing even outdoor activities, restricting travel in and out of the province.
DR. FAHAD RAZAK, ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL, TORONTO: Whatever we put into place, though, it's going to take time to have an effect, and right now, the trajectories of COVID rises are really baked in, and I think the next two to three weeks for Ontario and for Canada are going to be very, very tough.
NEWTON: Talk to me about the distress in your patients and their families right now?
RAZAK: There is clearly a difference in this wave compared to what we saw in the earlier waves. So people are younger and they're clearly sicker and we're having a hard time getting them stable enough for them to leave hospital.
NEWTON: And Canada has not secured enough doses to vaccinate its way out of the worst of this third wave. This Toronto vaccination clinic was empty for much of the week while patients filled hospitals. Ontario hospital and ICU admissions have now shattered records.
WARNER: We're stuck where we have cases out of control, hospitals completely full, not enough vaccines are available, and months of difficult public health measures ahead of us.
NEWTON: Despite months of planning, this pandemic is sure now to push and yes punish patients and health care workers in Canada as never before.
Paula Newton, CNN, Ottawa.
PAUL: Paula, thank you so much for really bringing that to light for us here.
India, by the way, is reporting a fourth straight day of more than 200,000 new COVID-19 cases.
SANCHEZ: And the surge comes as multiple states there are reporting a severe shortage of vaccines.
Let's go to CNN's Vedika Sud for more on this.
Vedika, Prime Minister Modi has urged against Hindus attending festivals in person in light of the surge. How has that been received?
VEDIKA SUD, CNN CORRESPONDENT: And, that's a grim day, yeah, Boris and Christi, it's really, really staggering numbers that we have been reporting for the last few days.
In fact, I wanted to tell India's stories through some visuals for our viewers to understand really what's happening here. Let's start with the Kumbh Mela festival. That's one of the biggest religious festivals in the world that has been celebrated in a northern city called Haridwar.
Now, the Indian prime minister has urged (INAUDIBLE) millions of devotees to keep it low key, but his appeal comes 18 days after this festival commenced. In 18 days, we have seen over 5,500 infections that have been reported by the local government there. These are just 5,500 people we are talking about, but just imagine once they go home, they meet their families where this could turn into, health experts feel this could be a super spreader event.
That's not the only concern. Let's talk about the elections now in India. There are several states that are experiencing elections at this point in time, people queuing up to vote and they are flouting social guidelines, shoulder to shoulder they stand while they go into the polling booths here in India.
And in Delhi, the unitary of Delhi has seen over 24,000 new infections Saturday, the highest since the pandemic, even the state chief minister has come on and said, you know what, there's a shortage of remdesivir, there's a shortage of oxygen supply and he's now trying to make sure the ramping up of beds takes place in hospitals.
Also along with that comes the cremations that's taking place across India. Can you believe it? India is now seeing a lot of bodies lying in these crematoriums, waiting to be burned. Even family members are waiting for, you know, these final rites to take place in crematoriums around India. That's how grim the situation is.
India is known to be a power house of vaccines. You would know that India has been supplying vaccines to so many countries in the last few months, which has been more of a goodwill gesture, but currently, many states have been reporting that they're running out of vaccine supplies. People have been going to these centers for the vaccine and they have been turned away.
So the India prime minister has also said that they will be ramping up vaccines in the coming days.
Grim situation here. The deaths reported on Sunday morning were 1,500 or more and that has been the highest in the last ten months. Obviously the figures that you just, 261,500, the highest for India ever since the beginning of the pandemic -- Christi and Boris.
SANCHEZ: Vedika Sud, reporting from Delhi, thank you for that.
SUD: Thank you.
SANCHEZ: Coming up, Britain's royal family bidding farewell to its patriarch. A look back at the funeral for Prince Philip, next.
PAUL: So the United Kingdom, really the world was mourning Prince Philip yesterday when he was laid to rest at Windsor Castle. Now, by royal standards, this ceremony, it was small, it was intimate, due to restrictions set in place because of the coronavirus pandemic.
SANCHEZ: Yeah, and it's really fascinating. Prince Philip had a planning his own funeral. He chose the naval themes, the music and even the custom Land Rover that he started working on in 2003 to modify it in order to carry its casket.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We are here today to commit into the hands of God the soul of his servant Prince Philip, duke of Edinburgh. We have been inspired by his unwavering loyalty to our queen. Our lives have been enriched through the challenges that he has set us, the encouragement that he has given us, his kindness, humor, and humanity.
JUSTIN WELBY, ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY: We remember before thee this day Philip, duke of Edinburgh, rendering thanks unto thee for his resolute faith and loyalty, for his high sense of duty and integrity, for his life of service to the nation and commonwealth, and for the courage and inspiration of his leadership.
To him, with all the faithful departed grant thy peace.
THOMAS WOODCOCK, GARTER PRINCIPAL KING OF ARMS: Thus it has pleased Almighty God to take out of this life unto his divine mercy, the late most high mighty and illustrious prince, Philip, duke of Edinburgh, earl of Merioneth, and Baron Greenwich, husband of her most excellent majesty, Elizabeth II.
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PAUL: So, we're following out of Kenosha, Wisconsin, this morning. Three people are dead. Two others have been injured in a shooting at a tavern there.
SANCHEZ: CNN's Martin Savidge just arrived obscene.
Martin, we heard sound from a witness earlier who said he lost count of the number of shots that were fired. Give us the latest.
MARTIN SAVIDGE, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Yeah, it is clear, Boris, that this is not the kind of incident that people here in Kenosha County are accustomed to at all. Coy show you a little bit of the crime scene, where all of the police vehicles are is where the investigation is underway.
As you point out, three people are dead, two people have been seriously wounded. They've been transported to area hospitals. Authorities are still working on identification so we don't know who the victims are in this particular case. It was about 12:42 in the morning local time here at Somers House Tavern, that's what it's called, when apparently the gunfire broke out. That would have been, of course, 1:42 in the morning Eastern Time.
Here is just what one of the witnesses had to say the sound alone, listen.
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PETER PLOSKEE, LIVES NEAR KENOSHA SHOOTING SCENE: I want to say three at first and then going from my room to the living room I heard more going off. I couldn't even tell you how many. Eight, ten, somewhere around there.
REPORTER: Look out of the window and see people running?
PLOSKEE: Look out my north window and I see people running from the bar this way and that way, any direction they possibly could.
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SAVIDGE: There were push alerts put out by the local authorities to people's cell phones for those in the immediate area to warn them of the event that had occurred but also to perhaps give them information. The gunman is remaining at large at this particular time.
The authorities say this appears to be a targeted and isolated incident. We do not believe that there is a threat to the community at this time. So that could be some reassurance for those in the area, but of course, it is not condolence for those who have lost loved ones in what is now the 47th mass shooting to occur since March 16th with the spa shootings there in Atlanta, Georgia.
The investigation just getting underway. We expect a press conference to come shortly that should give us more information -- Christi and Boris.
PAUL: Martin, that a college area? Did I understand that right? Correct me if I'm wrong?
SAVIDGE: It is. Yeah, there is a college literally just about half a mile down the street from here. This is, again, an area that is a quiet obviously suburban kind of area to Kenosha, not a place where anyone would expect a tragedy like this.
PAUL: I just wondered because when you bring students into the mix, that maybe in the vicinity you have parents then who are really concerned about it.
Martin Savidge, thank you so much. We know you just got there but thank you so much.
SAVIDGE: You're welcome.
SANCHEZ: A quick reminder, the new CNN series the people versus the Klan tells the story of Beulah May Donald's, a black mother who took down the Ku Klux Klan after they lynched her son.
Here is a review of the episode.
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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Consider what Gwen Carr is going through, now in the wake of Eric Garner's death. Consider all of the mothers behind the hashtags who had children we understand to be human beings.
UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Our child did die one time, the mother, the father, and the family, we die a little every day.
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SANCHEZ: It is a powerful series. And you do not want to miss the conclusion, the people versus the Klan, back-to-back episodes tonight at 9:00 p.m. Eastern right here on CNN.
PAUL: All right, Boris, one full weekend in the books, buddy.
SANCHEZ: One full weekend. People have asked me what it's been like to be started and be working alongside you, and it's the old adage. It doesn't feel like work when you enjoy what you're doing, and the people you are doing with it.
PAUL: Aw, you are so sweet. He's starting off right at me. He's starting off right. You are so capable and so wonderful. Thank you, Boris.
PAUL: We will see you next weekend and we'll see you as well.
SANCHEZ: "INSIDE POLITICS WITH ABBY PHILLIP" is next.