Guilty on all three counts. Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes, causing his death, was found guilty on second and third degree murder, in addition to second degree manslaughter. In an emotional case, many feel that justice has been served, but it’s just a first step toward accountability. Janelle Griffith, national reporter at NBC News, was on the scene in Minneapolis and helps us break down this historic verdict.
Next, more than half of American adults have received at least one dose of a Covid vaccine, and while that is good news, experts increasingly feel that we might not get to herd immunity. Recent polls suggest that 15-25% of Americans don’t plan on being vaccinated which won’t help in the effort. Elizabeth Weise, national correspondent at USA Today, joins us for why herd immunity might no longer be on the table.
Finally, coronavirus vaccination cards are increasingly being used in fraud scams. Recent listings on eBay are promising an “Authentic CDC Vaccination Card” for about $10. And scammers are also using those vaccination selfies you might be posting to make their fakes look even more real. Dan Diamond, national health reporter at The Washington Post, joins us for more.
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