front, just under 30% of the country is fully vaccinated, and today 1,410 new cases reported in tokyo, marking the highest day since january. molly hunter, nbc news now to the dire situation in europe. the death toll keep climbing as rescuers race to find hundreds of people still missing after historic flooding that has devastated the region. raf sanchez is in germany to night. >> reporter: tonight a grim search by air, land and this sea that was once a major highway. more than 160 now confirmed dead across western europe, but with hundreds more unaccounted for, the true toll may only be known when the water recedes. the worst damage in germany where once peaceful neighborhoods are now in muddy ruin. in ahrweiler, the medieval walls not enough to shield families from the flood. a week ago these bars and cafes were buzzing with tourists. now this picturesque river town is a disaster zone.
things were coming apart, the military was blamed for everything. i mean, it was used as a scapegoat for every conceivable grievance in society. now we have people running around taking it out on the police. what we ought to be doing is be glad that we have people who are willing to serve in uniform be it military or police that make our lives safe and possible, and more credit needs to be given to these people. i had two brothers in vietnam. my younger brother was a combat veteran. his wife was part of a gold star family. i don't need anybody to tell me what sacrifice is about. if you look at the wall behind me here, you see the names of 1410 from missouri that died during the war out of the 58,000 or so on the wall in washington d.c. this should be a reminder to all
Today was quite an emotional conversation. The attack on our Capitol, the need to help and support not only the Capitol Police but all law enforcement. The No Hate Act with AG William Tong and the My College Athletes Bill of Rights with Senator Cory Booker.
By Renee DiNIno
Apr 4, 2021
An iHeartCommunities Special: A Candid Conversation about Hate. Attorney General William Tong joins Renee DiNino and mental health leader Marisa Giarnella of the Jordan Porco Foundation ( Interview below )
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By Bill Galluccio
Apr 1, 2021
Pfizer and BioNTech announced that their coronavirus vaccine remains more than 91% effective after six months and provides protection against the South African variant of COVID-19.
The two companies said the study involved around 46,000 people. Some of the volunteers were given the vaccine, while others were given a placebo. While 927 of the volunteers developed symptomatic cases of COVID-19, most of them were in the placebo group.
"From the 927 confirmed symptomatic cases of COVID-19 in the trial, 850 cases of COVID-19 were in the placebo group, and 77 cases were in the BNT162b2 group, corresponding to vaccine efficacy of 91.3%," the companies said in a joint statement.