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Tiger Woods Suffers Multiple Leg Injuries In Single-Car Accident; Inside Russia's Sputnik V Vaccine Production Facility; Vaccines May Reduce Transmission of Coronavirus; Security Officials Say They Didn't See Intel Report Night before Riot; Source: Trump Offered Kim Jong-un a Ride on Air Force One; London's Rat Population Booms as Lockdown Lingers; Senate Holds First Hearing on Insurrection at U.S. Capitol; Tough Road Ahead for Several Biden Cabinet Picks. Aired 12-1a ET

Aired February 24, 2021 - 00:00   ET



JOHN VAUSE, CNN ANCHOR (voice-over): Hello and welcome to our viewers in the United States and around the world. I'm John Vause.

Coming up on CNN NEWSROOM, new details on the injury suffered by golfing legend, Tiger Woods after a high speed car accident that has left him in serious condition at the hospital.

Going global, Sputnik V vaccine in high demand worldwide, with millions of doses on order, why are so many Russians refusing to take it?

The blame game: former officials charged with securing the Capitol point fingers at one another during a Senate hearing into the failures which led to last month's insurgent attack by Trump supporters.


VAUSE: At this, hour Tiger Woods remains in a serious but stable condition at the UCLA Medical Center just outside of Los Angeles. Early Tuesday on a winding, reportedly dangerous stretch of road, it appears he lost control of his speeding SUV. The vehicle left the road, collided with a, tree and rolled a number of times before coming to rest with airbags deployed and Woods trapped inside.

According to "Los Angeles Times" the 45-year-old golf great shattered his ankle, both legs have compound, fractures. When first responders arrived, they say that Woods was conscious, calm and still wearing his seat belt. More now from Kyung Lah.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE (from captions): Traffic collision, ALS now, person is trapped. Sheriff on scene.

KYUNG LAH, CNN SENIOR U.S. CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): The emergency dispatch call came just after 7 am Pacific Time. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Hawthorne Blvd, Palos Verdes Drive North, vehicle off the side of the road.


LAH (voice-over): That vehicle was a silver SUV that lay mingled on its side. The windshield broken and gone. Its front smashed. Inside was golf legend Tiger Woods.


VILLANUEVA: He was alive and he was conscious.


LAH (voice-over): Los Angeles law enforcement source tells CNN Woods suffered from non-life threatening injuries, which include compound fractures in his legs. No field sobriety test was given due to the seriousness of his injuries. Firefighters say he was transported to Harbor-UCLA Hospital in serious condition, whether at the time of the crash clear and the roadway ...


VILLANUEVA: No skid marks, no braking, so apparently the first contact was with a center median and from there then cross into the opposing lane of traffic. Hit the curb, hit a tree and there was several rollovers during that process.


LAH (voice-over): The words Genesis Invitational are visible on the SUV's door. Tiger Woods was listed as a tournament host for the event that ended on Sunday not far from the crash site. At the tournament, Woods told CBS Sports he was looking forward to the Masters Tournament in April after fighting through five back surgeries in recent years.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So Tiger seven weeks from today, final round of the Masters, you're going to be there.

TIGER WOODS, GOLFER: God, I hope so. I got to get there first.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You feel like you ...

WOODS: A lot of it's based on my surgeons and my doctors, my therapists and making sure I do it correctly and because this is the only back I got.


LAH (voice-over): Reaction across the sports world came quickly across social media and from his fellow professional golfers. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

JUSTIN THOMAS, GOLFER: I'm sick to my stomach. It hurts to see one of your - I mean, now my closest friends get in an accident. And, man, I just hope he's all right. I just worry for his kids. I'm sure they're struggling.


LAH (voice-over): And shock from the entertainment world. Before news of the crash, three different celebrities had posted photos golfing with woods. Among them, this video from former NBA star, Dwayne Wade.


DWAYNE WADE, NBA PLAYER: Tiger, thank you for teaching me something.


LAH (voice-over): An iconic athlete who broke barriers both in sports and culture for decades now faces another challenge.


VAUSE: Thanks to CNN's Kyung Lah for that report. For more now on Tiger Woods, CNN "WORLD SPORT's" Patrick Snell is with us now.

Many have written off Tiger Woods and his career off in the past only to be proven spectacularly wrong. Even now the overwhelming concern is for Tiger Woods and a full recovery. No one is talking about Augusta.

PATRICK SNELL, CNN CORRESPONDENT: No. That's appropriate. We want to extend this opportunity to wish him all the best. No question in the world of golf and beyond absolutely in shock. You're right. This is a player that is used to rising to the challenge. You look back at his career over the years.


SNELL: I personally take my mind back to when he had the spinal fusion. It was 2017 at the time. It was hailed as career saving surgery. In 2018 I was there at Eastlake when he won the tour championship.

At the time it was his first victory in 5 years and a springboard to what would happen the following year in 2019 at Augusta National when he won the Masters, his first major title in 11 years. One of the epic great sporting comebacks in history.

And just amazing to see a moment that he would share with his family as well, making it truly special. We touched upon there the reaction from his fellow professionals in the golfing world. Let's hear more from the professionals who have been reacting to Tuesday's developments.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) JON RAHM, WORLD NUMBER 2 GOLFER: It's a different event when Tiger has played and when he's not played. No matter if the best 20 players in the world are playing. If he's not there you can tell the difference.

He's a great ambassador of the game. And it looked like he was trying to turn his life around. He was looking forward to the future for retirement, spending time with his son, Charlie. I hope he can make it out of the hospital walking and play with his kids and have a normal life.

JUSTIN THOMAS, WORLD NUMBER 3 GOLFER: I'm sick to my stomach. You know, it hurts to see one of my closest friends you know get into an accident and man I just hope he is all right. I'm just worried for his kids. I'm sure they're struggling.


SNELL: Emotions running very high. There John, back to. You

VAUSE: Over the, years Woods has been no stranger to surgery which has been followed by comebacks. For the last 27 years he's had 11 major operations, mostly to his left knee, also his to his back, you mentioned the spinal surgery.

Most recent was this month, back surgery. Even before he had the accident, Patrick, his chances of another comeback were pretty. Remote weren't? They

SNELL: That is an interesting one because we just saw that clip with the interview he did over the weekend with the CBS network over here in the United States. And I want to tap into, he used the word hope. He said I hope so but I have to get there first.

I think privately he would have been quietly confident of being fit in time for the Masters. Again, he references that it's the only back he's got. Masters is the one that he aspires to overall each year at Augusta National. He knows that probably these days it's his best chance of winning in terms of adding to his career tally of 15 majors.

You never discount this goal. We wish him all the best. I want to tap into a tweet from former U.S. President Obama, because this is an example of what I mean when I say Woods really does transcend the world of sport. If I can get to that tweet.

Obama tweeting, "Sending my prayers to Tiger Woods and his family. Tonight here's to a speedy recovery for the GOAT Of golf" -- GOAT, greatest of all time.

"If we have learned anything over the years, it's to never count Tiger out."

John, back to you.

VAUSE: Patrick, thank you, Patrick Snell there for us, some great insight. Patrick, appreciate it. (MUSIC PLAYING)

VAUSE: The U.S. vaccine stockpile is set to surge in the coming weeks after drug companies agreed to increase supply by a total of 240 million doses. The bulk will come from Pfizer and Moderna, the only vaccines authorized for emergency use in the United States.

But Johnson & Johnson's a single dose shot is expected to be reviewed and authorized over the coming days. The White House expects that will mean an extra 2 million doses by next week.

The first shipment of Russia's Sputnik vaccine has arrived in Mexico, which was the first country to approve its use. Dozens of countries have now preordered the Russian vaccine. It claims to be more than 90 percent effective, much cheaper than the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which have similar efficacy.

Despite all of that, though Russians themselves are less than enthusiastic about the world's first approved coronavirus vaccine. CNN's Matthew Chance gained rare access to the biggest vaccine production facility for this report.


MATTHEW CHANCE, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT v: The site was once a Cold War biological weapons center, secret, remote and closed. But CNN has gained exclusive access to the high-tech facility, where Russia now makes Sputnik V, its controversial but effective COVID-19 vaccine.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The most important part is to get the extra pure (ph) clean and trial (ph) water and this --

CHANCE (voice-over): Every step in the large-scale process had to be carefully calibrated, the key scientist tells me.


CHANCE (voice-over): Delaying mass production Sputnik V vaccine approved in August last year until now.

CHANCE: Have you made that step, are you already producing millions of vaccines, millions of doses every month?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes, we are producing several millions of vaccine every single month and we are hoping soon to get even higher amount in maybe like 10-20 millions a month.

CHANCE (voice-over): With those numbers, Russian officials now say that any healthy adult here who want Sputnik V could have. It opening pop up clinics like this one at a Moscow mall, encouraging shoppers to get vaccinated< offering every a free ice cream with every jab to sweeten the deal.

Even the secretive Russian lab that pioneered Sputnik V has opened its doors. Offering the vaccine directly as it were from the source. UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Roll up.

CHANCE: OK, I'm rolling up.

I'm not that nervous about having the Russian vaccine because --



CHANCE: -- it's had large-scale clinical trials, it's been peer reviewed in a major journal and it's proven to be very. Safe 91.6 percent effective, which is very good. Anyway, it's too late now, because it's been done. The interesting thing though is that I can get a vaccine at all in Russia, given that I'm not in a vulnerable category.

CHANCE (voice-over): The fact is a country with one of the world's highest numbers of COVID-19 infections also has one of its highest vaccine hesitancy rates. Fewer than 40 percent willing to have the jab according to one recent opinion poll. You think that Vladimir Putin would step forward to allay public fears.

Unlike many other world leaders, the Russian president has yet to take the plunge. The Kremlin has said it will announce when a presidential vaccination takes place but in a country that looks to its strongman for the lead, his vaccine hesitancy is doing nothing to bolster confidence.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The vaccine and labeled vaccine is stored before being distributed to the patient.

CHANCE: This is how they're distributed.

How many doses in the box?

CHANCE (voice-over): Still more than 50 countries have ordered Sputnik V according to the RDIF, Russia's sovereign wealth fund. Russians may still be shunning their vaccine.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The same boxes are going to Argentina, Brazil and other countries.

CHANCE: Same size wherever it goes in the world.

CHANCE (voice-over): But global demand for Sputnik V continues to surge -- Matthew Chance, CNN, Moscow.



VAUSE: With us now is Dr. Carlos Del Rio, executive associate dean at the Emory University School of Medicine.



VAUSE: Many experts in the U.S. and Europe as well might have doubts about the safety and effectiveness. Sputnik V has been approved for use in more than 30 countries and is one of the world's most preordered vaccines with at least 50 countries from Argentina to the Philippines ordering nearly 2.5 billion doses so far. It's just one of a dozen vaccines being used around the world.

With that in mind, while the quality and efficacy may vary, is having so many vaccines in circulation globally the turning point here, the reason why the number of infections are growing faster than expected?

DEL RIO: You know John, when you have so many people to vaccinate you're going to need a lot of vaccines. So I think as Dr. Fauci said at the beginning of this, we are going to need a lot of shots. We're going to need a lot of those shots to be goals. We need a lot of those vaccines and we need the vaccines to be effective.

They may vary on their efficacy but overall the vaccines, what we are seeing from them, they are very effective at preventing severe disease and death.

So yes, we can apply them globally and the more we use them, the better it, is I think that each country's going to have to make decisions. The U.S. likely, either Sputnik will, the Russian vaccine will never be submitted to the FDA I suspect and the U.S. will never approve of it. But that's OK.

It's going to be approved in other countries and what we have seen in the publication of "The Lancet" should suggest that it has very good efficacy.

VAUSE: There are other points of view that the vaccines and transmission of the virus, two epidemiologists from Johns Hopkins University wrote an op-ed, saying based on the performance of similar vaccines, the fact that asymptomatic people may be less likely to transmit the coronavirus and a quickly growing body of direct evidence from trials and campaigns, we are confident vaccination against COVID- 19 reduces the chances of transmitting the virus.

This is one of the things everyone thought that might be the case but no one was going to go there because it hadn't been proved absolutely.

If this is in fact true, how important is this in slowing down the transmission?

It seems crucial.

DEL RIO: It's a game-changer, I'm confident this will be the case, too. And it's a game-changer because right now we are vaccinating primarily old people to prevent them from dying.

[00:15:00] DEL RIO: But if truly vaccines prevent transmission, we have to ship quickly and vaccinate people between the ages of 20 and 49, which are really the ones driving a lot of the transmission today, at least here in the United States.

VAUSE: With that in mind, there's now calls to vaccinate as many people as possible with one or 2 shots because concerns that the virus mutations could see these numbers surging again. From the White House chief medical adviser, why the U.S. is not going down the road, here he is.


DR. ANTHONY FAUCI, WHITE HOUSE CHIEF COVID-19 MEDICAL ADVISER: The difference between the level of antibodies after one dose versus 2 doses is about tenfold higher. That is really important because, when you have that high a degree comparable to the single dose alone, that is the cushion that you would like to have when you get a variant that isn't as well protected against.


VAUSE: Could it be argued, that approach, is the right approach allowing it to be the victim of the great?

DEL RIO: I think John, I agree with Dr. Fauci, I always do but I would say that the one thing to add is that we also know that people who already have COVID have a similar response to one vaccine as if they have had two. Because of the COVID infection almost acts as a first vaccine,

So if you had COVID he recovered maybe you only need one vaccine. If the decision of the U.S. decides to go in that direction, and you only get one shot, it will make more vaccines available. So I think this is not one decision affects everybody. I think there may be some variations depending on whether you already had COVID-19 or not.

VAUSE: A report from the U.K. says businesses and governments around the world need to prepare to live with COVID-19 accepting that the virus won't disappear and lockdown cannot go on forever until hospitalizations are brought down to manageable levels.

In other words, this is endemic. It will be around possibly for decades, despite the success of the vaccines.

This is something we need to learn to live with right?

DEL RIO: I think so, the issue is that we may be able to vaccinate enough people to stop transmission here in the U.S. But it's calculated it's going to take about 7 to 10 years to vaccinate everyone globally, to stop the transmission.

As long as countries that are having severe COVID cases and we haven't stopped the transmission, we're having a problem globally. Unless you're able to shut it down globally, which is going to take a lot of time in a lot of effort, we're still going to have to worry about COVID.

VAUSE: That's why everyone needs the vaccine, not just the wealthy nations. Dr. Carlos Del Rio, thanks for being with us.

DEL RIO: Delighted to be with you.


VAUSE: Next up on CNN NEWSROOM, deflect, dodge, deny, senior security officials blame each other for failures leading to the attack on the U.S. Capitol. But there was one stark admission about a never-seen FBI warrant.





VAUSE: Welcome back, everybody.

Three former senior officials charged with securing the U.S. Capitol effectively threw each other under the bus during a Senate hearing into the security failures which led to thousands of Trump supporters overrunning barricades and breaching the building.

Amid the blame game, there was an admission: the FBI had warned of the potential for violence just a day earlier. But that warning never made it to the senior ranks. CNN's Jessica Schneider has our report.


JESSICA SCHNEIDER, CNN JUSTICE CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Tonight, new revelations from Capitol Police that an FBI report warning of a violent war at the Capitol on January 6th, was relayed to Capitol Police Headquarters one day before the violent insurrection but it was never seen by the department's leadership.

SEN. GARY PETERS (D-MI): How can you not get that vital intelligence on the eve of what's going to be in a major event?

STEPHEN SUND, FORMER CHIEF OF U.S. CAPITOL POLICE: I know that's something that's going to be looked at. I think that information would have been helpful to be aware of.

SCHNEIDER (voice-over): "The Washington Post" reported last month that the FBI bulletin quoted individuals saying, "Be ready to fight. Go there ready for war. We get our president or we die."

But Stephen Sunday, who stepped down as Capitol Police chief days after the insurrection, said he was only made aware of the report yesterday. Sund stressed it was just raw intelligence.

But D.C.'s acting police chief said more should have been done to alert officials at the Capitol.

ROBERT CONTEE III, METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT OF WASHINGTON, D.C.: I would certainly think that something as violent as an insurrection at the Capitol would warrant, you know, a phone call or something. I think that the intelligence is not -- did not make it where it needed to be.

SCHNEIDER (voice-over): Sund said even the intelligence that was relayed did not forecast the destruction that followed.

SUND: Based on the intelligence that we received, we plan for an increased level of violence at the Capitol and that some participants may be armed. But none of the intelligence we received predicted what actually occurred.

We properly planned for a mass demonstration with possible violence. What we got was a military style coordinated assault on my officers and a violent takeover of the Capitol building.

SCHNEIDER (voice-over): All of the officials testifying agreed the groups that converged on the Capitol were, in fact, coordinated.

SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR (D-MN): Do you agree that there is now clear evidence that supports the conclusion that the January 6th insurrection was planned and it was a coordinated attack on the U.S. Capitol?

SUND: Yes.

KLOBUCHAR: Would you agree that this attack involved white supremacists and extremist groups?

SUND: Yes.

SCHNEIDER (voice-over): The most pressing questions surrounded the delayed deployment of the National Guard, which former Chief Sund said was initially held up because he needed an emergency declaration from the Capitol Police board.

CONTEE: Chief Sund was pleading for the deployment of the National Guard. And in response to that, there was not an immediate yes. I was just stunned that, you know, I have officers that were out there literally fighting for their lives.

And, you know, we're kind of going through, you know, what seemed like an exercise to really check the boxes.

SCHNEIDER (voice-over): Many on the Capitol Police Force are still feeling the effects of the breakdowns that day.

CAPT. CARNEYSHA MENDOZA, U.S. CAPITOL POLICE: I received chemical burns to my face that still have not healed to this day. Of the multitude of events I've worked in my nearly 19-year career in the department, this was by far the worst of the worst.

We could have had 10 times the amount of people working with us and I still believe the battle would have been just as devastating. As an American and as an Army veteran, it's sad to see us attacked by our fellow citizens.

SCHNEIDER: It was also revealed that most of the Capitol Police officers were not equipped with riot gear or the right kind of training to respond to the violence they faced.

There will be more details that emerge, additional hearings will be held next week including one with the FBI, Homeland Security and the Defense Department, where, of course, there will be more increase and may be answers about why it took so long to get National Guard troops to respond to the Capitol -- Jessica Schneider, CNN, Washington.


VAUSE: CNN national security analyst Juliette Kayyem joins me now for more on this.

Juliette, I don't know how much of this you saw but it seems like a master class in cover your ass, also meets with this dog ate my homework approach. Having said all of that, we did learn the FBI warned of violence around the Trump rally.

But this excuse that it ever made it to the higher-ups seems a bit of a stretch?

JULIETTE KAYYEM, CNN NATIONAL SECURITY ANALYST: Yes, that's still to me the inexplicable aspect of this, that the FBI did report it is absolutely correct. Those of us on the outside saw the focus, that Trump was galvanizing the troops forward for this day and this place.

But that it would never get to top and also that the top was incognizant of what was going on, absent the FBI review.

If I knew it was happening, you knew it was happening, did they not watch the news?

Did they not see, did not follow what is being talked about for the Capitol?

To me that was the inexplicable, unforgivable part of a day that had a lot of inexplicable and unforgivable parts.

VAUSE: We also found out to no one's surprise, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not to blame. She played no role in the delayed approval for deployment in the National Guard, listen to this.



UNIDENTIFIED MALE: So you did not consult congressional leadership?

You weren't waiting at any point for input from congressional leadership, is that your testimony? Have I got that right?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes I advise them, as we would do with many security protocols.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: But you weren't waiting for them at any point?

There was no delay, you're saying, in getting a National Guard request, because you didn't at any point actually wait for the input of the Speaker or the majority leader or anybody else?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No, absolutely not.


VAUSE: And that's how a talking point dies. At least now, maybe a more efficient system to call in reinforcements in something like this. We did learn the Capitol Police are not very well trained and they're not very well equipped, either.

KAYYEM: Right. That's exactly right, I think the extent to which they were quickly overpowered became clear through that testimony.

To be clear about how it works in United States, no Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi or otherwise, would have operational control over the deployment of troops or military or law enforcement during an attack.

It's just absolutely an absurd theory and I'm glad that it was debunked. What came out later in the testimony was actually more damning to the White House rather than Speaker Pelosi because it did suggest that there was a tremendous and not understood delay about deploying the National Guard, the D.C. National Guard, which would have fallen squarely within the White House and the Secretary of Defense's authorization.

VAUSE: One of these things with this, there's so much finger pointing we didn't actually learn a lot of detail about the events on that day. One reason for that it seems there are a lot of sort of questions, irrelevant questions like asked by Republican senators like this one.


SEN. RON JOHNSON (R-WI): Although the crowd represented a broad cross-section of Americans, mostly working class by their appearance and manner of speech, some people stood out. A very few didn't share the jovial, friendly, earnest demeanor of the great majority. Some obviously didn't fit in.

And he describes four different types of people, plain clothes militants, agents provocateurs, fake Trump protesters and then disciplined uniform column of attackers. I think these are the people that probably planned this.


VAUSE: No, they're not. Democrat Amy Klobuchar tried to correct the record with a tweet, making clear "Provocateurs did not storm the capital. They were not fake Trump supporters. The move on January 6 was not festive. That is disinformation." Senate hearings also come with a good dose of politics but, in this

instance, where their own safety is at risk and this hearing has tried by that, what went wrong?

It's counterproductive at best.

KAYYEM: It's counterproductive, it's actually dangerous because we are still under threat. Donald Trump in his few brief public appearances has discussed the big lie, galvanized this ideology, this radicalization.

He is speaking at CPAC this weekend, the title of it is essentially how the election was stolen from me, then the groups are galvanizing around a March 5th date as a new protest date.

The National Guard is still in D.C. So the idea that they're ignoring the threat, the very threat to them, shows how broken members of the Republican Party and senators are. At this stage, they're just broken it's, because they're not even self-protective at this stage, they're just broken. It's a syndrome, Helsinki syndrome. I don't know what it is.

VAUSE: Much of it is this whole theory of, whatever Donald Trump says must be true. Juliette, thank you, good to see you.

KAYYEM: Thank you so much.

VAUSE: Still ahead, Tiger Woods is in a Los Angeles hospital, lucky to be alive after crashing his car on Tuesday. What his injuries tell us about the accident and his road to recovery.

Also a puzzling story about Trump's failed summit with the North Korean leader. For the details, stay with us. That's next.


VAUSE: Welcome back, everybody. You're watching CNN NEWSROOM. I'm John Vause.


And there are new details this hour on our top story with "The Los Angeles Times" reporting on the extent of the injury suffered by Tiger Woods in a car accident on Tuesday.

One source tells the paper Woods has shattered an ankle and has compound fractures in both legs. Serious but not life-threatening injuries. According to the L.A. County sheriff, the golf legend appeared to be speeding down a winding road -- a dangerous stretch, according to locals -- when his car hit the median, jumped a tree and rolled a number of times.

He was conscious and alert when paramedics arrived and still wearing a seat belt. He was freed from the crushed wreckage of his car through the windshield.


DARYL OSBY, LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE CHIEF: We used a hooligan tool, which is a tool used for prying, and we also used an axe to pry him from the vehicle.

ALEX VILLANUEVA, LOS ANGELES COUNTY SHERIFF: He was conscious, and that's the extent of that.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What about the evidence of an impairment?

VILLANUEVA: There was no evidence of impairment.


VAUSE: Joining me now from Austin, Texas, the emergency physician Dr. Emily Porter.

Dr. Porter, thanks for being with us.


VAUSE: OK. Let's start with a shattered ankle, because unlike a fracture or a break, when a bone shatters, it breaks into small, multiple pieces, and this sounds incredibly serious.

PORTER: Yes. The biggest thing I think happened is the fact they took him right away. At first, I was worried that he must have had a pelvic fracture, or he could have had something that was causing what we call hemodynamic instability.

If you break your pelvis or other parts of your legs, you can nick arteries. You can get into major blood vessels.

So when they took him right away, that was, of course, my first thought. But shattered bones are obviously much harder to put back together. And the problem is when they break to pieces, they can poke out through the skin, and then you can risk getting infection.

VAUSE: Well, you had the compound fractures in both legs between the broken bone has pierced the skin.

PORTER: We don't know where.

VAUSE: Right. There are complications, right?

PORTER: When we have an open fracture, we have to worry about infection. So if he was -- you know, depending on how dirty things were, thank God he wasn't ejected. They probably needed to wash out, give him some antibiotics. But he's going to have a rough road. Thank God his head was fine and he was buckled in.

VAUSE: How long will it take a typically healthy, fit 45-year-old man to recover from this sort of injury? And what does recovery mean?

PORTER: He's not your average 45-year-old. This man is a miracle, right? He's been through five back injuries. He's one of the most -- you know, best athletes in the history of golf, in the history of, really, any sport. So he'll definitely heal better than others, just because it's not his first rodeo, so to speak.

But a minimum of simple bone fracture in an ankle, they're going to ask you to not weight there for six to eight weeks, depending on the severity, but when you have multiple pieces, you're probably looking at more like 10 to 12 at a minimum and a lot of rehab. Then also, you know, how is his balance going to be, because he's still got back issues.

VAUSE: I mean, I am the average 52-year-old male, and it took me about a year to recover from a broken ankle. So it's not easy. Mine was minor.

PORTER: He'll need to define recovery. Is it limping down the street, or is it winning the Master's?

VAUSE: Well, that's the question. Is all they're talking about is walking now?

PORTER: I think that his definition of recovery is probably different than ours.

VAUSE: Yes. Would compartment syndrome be an issue that doctors will be monitoring here?

PORTER: It could be. You don't have much -- I don't know where his other fractures are in his legs. Unfortunately, they haven't told us. Compartment in the ankle would not be as common, because you don't have as much fascia there. You don't have as much meat, you know, fat, and you don't have as much fibrous tissue.

Compartment syndrome, it tends to be higher up in the leg, more near the knee, up in the thigh or up in the arm. So in the ankle not as likely and especially if he's got open fractures, he's already released the pressure. If they've pierced the skin then, then they kind of already did the job for him.

VAUSE: So compartment syndrome, just to explain, is when blood pressure builds up and can potentially damage nerves and muscles, right?

PORTER: Yes. Compartment syndrome, think about a hot dog. You know a hot dog has the membrane around the outside, and you put it on the grill, and sometimes it just splits open. That's essentially what you're doing when you're relieving compartment syndrome. Your hot dog just does it on its own.


When we have a patient that gets so much swelling in an area that's got a lot of tissue that can swell, as with a bone injury, such as what he maybe had, then you can put pressure on the arteries, the nerves and cause long-term damage so sometimes you have to do what we fasciotomy. Usually, an orthopedist will do it. I've done them. They're not pleasant, but just a cut along -- you know, like you cut open a hot dog to relieve some of the pressure. It's a big scar, but it's a life- and limb-saving procedure.

VAUSE: And all this, of course, we are not privy to exactly what Tiger Woods' condition is, but this is sort of, you know, an assumption based on what you know from the public reporting.

But Dr. Porter, thank you very much. We appreciate your insights.

PORTER: Absolutely.

VAUSE: Take care.

Well, some more now on the 2019 U.S.-North Korea summit that ended in spectacular failure, but now we're learning more details why. One source who was there says then-President Donald Trump breached protocol and security, offering the dictator, Kim Jong-un, a ride home on Air Force One.

CNN's Will Ripley has details.


WILL RIPLEY, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Air Force One, a symbol of American presidential power and prestige. In 2019, a stunning invite from then-President Donald Trump to North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un.

A former administration official tells CNN Trump casually offered to fly Kim back to Pyongyang as he was walking out of denuclearization talks in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Trump just did it for his friend, a former official says, creating a potential logistical and security nightmare.

JEFFREY LEWIS, PROFESSOR, MIDDLEBURY INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES: I think it's clear Trump had no idea what he was doing and didn't really understand the kind of political constraints that somebody like Kim Jong-un would be under.

RIPLEY: Trump's foreign former national security adviser, John Bolton, detailed the collapse of summit talks in his book, writing, "Trump offered to fly him back to North Korea, canceling his evening in Hanoi. Kim laughed and said he couldn't do that. Trump abruptly canceled a working lunch, leaving the table empty."

CHAD O'CARROLL, CEO, KOREA RISK GROUP: Kim Jong-un, this five-day train journey to get down there, lots of buildup, and then to just be sort of dumped publicly, I mean, I think it really, really upset Kim Jong-un.

RIPLEY: After the failed Hanoi summit, Kim reportedly disciplined several high-ranking members of his entourage.

Ambassador Joseph Yun says U.S.-North Korean diplomacy under Trump never recovered.

JOSEPH YUN, FORMER SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR NORTH KOREA POLICY: So I think the first misstep was preparation was not enough. The second misstep was I believe Trump pulling back and leaving early without sitting there and negotiating.

RIPLEY: Yun says Trump's Air Force One offer was a failure to understand the North Korean leader's mindset.

YUN: He wanted to appear as an equal. He got nothing in sanctions. What, so a plane ride will do? Though that was not going to happen.

RIPLEY: Kim began work almost immediately, quietly growing his nuclear arsenal.

ANKIT PANDA, CARNEGIE ENDOWMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE: I think his legacy is, in many ways, a complete failure. Kim Jong-un has basically had the opportunity over the last four years to continue manufacturing warheads.

RIPLEY: Leaving President Joe Biden with a heavily-armed nuclear North Korea, and very literal leverage, analysts say, extinguishing hopes of a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula anytime soon.

Will Ripley, CNN, Hong Kong.


VAUSE: London in lockdown means the rodents are rising. Pandemic restrictions have given rats freedom now to roam. And is there a Pied Piper in the house?


VAUSE: Life in London can be a bit of a rat race, but now with pandemic restrictions, the rats are winning. Here's CNN's Nina dos Santos.


NINA DOS SANTOS, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Here in the parks, up the pipes, and heading towards a kitchen near you. Lockdown London has become a boom town for the capital's rats, left unchecked in shuttered shops and restaurants over the winter and now making their way out of the inner city and into the suburbs.

MICHAEL COATES, CO-FOUNDER, COMBAT PEST CONTROL: Look at this rat, trying to get into the house.

DOS SANTOS: According to the British Pest Control Association, rodent sightings increased 51 percent during the first lockdown and 78 percent thereafter, prompting fears the U.K. capital could soon become famous for the super rats that once belonged in Paris and New York.


DOS SANTOS (on camera): Like a hole.

COATES: A hole. DOS SANTOS: To let water out.

COATES: Exactly. It's screwed out, because people get lazy. They undo it, and it will come off.

DOS SANTOS (voice-over): To avoid that, the city needs prevention like this. It's just before daybreak on the banks of the River Thames. And former soldier Michael Coates is patrolling the refuse site, looking for the telltale signs.

COATES: And what you can also find, especially in heavy populations of rats, they'll start gnawing. And this plastic's real easy for rats to gnaw.

DOS SANTOS: Fewer people on the streets has made rats more conspicuous.

(on camera): Do you ever see rats?

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I've seen one, a little one.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Rats and pigeons and everything, yes.

DOS SANTOS: So you think there probably is something in there?

COATES: Definitely stuff in here. Definitely.

DOS SANTOS: And more abundant waste from locked down homes has lured them to backyards.

COATES: We've certainly seen now a spike in rats migrating back into people's gardens. Beginning of last year, we got a really bad case in someone's garden. She was an elderly lady, and she'd seen a few rats. And by the time we got there, there was maybe 10 or 15 rats, and it had become this really big issue.

DOS SANTOS (on camera): Rats have always been a part of London life, but nobody really knows how many there are in the capital. That's because usually, they're pretty elusive.

They do, however, outnumber the human population, and they multiply really fast. Just one pair of breeding rats could give rise to 1,250 in one year. As the population swells, rats themselves are getting bigger and harder to catch. Some are immune to poison. Others have figured out how to avoid traps.

Exterminator Paul Claydon has never been so busy.

PAUL CLAYDON, OWNER, FAST TRACK PEST CONTROL: I would say, probably, calls have increased about 50 percent for me.

DOS SANTOS (on camera): Do you think that when London eventually reopens, they're going to realize they've got one big rat problem?

CLAYDON: I think that's right. And I think a lot of commercial businesses have -- have been closed so long. I think when they start going back to these properties and certainly, businesses that haven't have pest control contracts involved, they might find themselves going to have a big surprise.

DOS SANTOS (voice-over): The mayor's office doesn't have a rodent plan, and many local governments don't offer free pest control either, meaning businesses and homeowners are often left to their own devices to deal with their new post-pandemic neighbors.

Nina dos Santos, CNN, London.


VAUSE: Before we go, a quick update on the condition of Tiger Woods, according to his Twitter account. He has tweeted that he is awake and responsive. We'll get a lot more details on this with Patrick Snell in WORLD SPORT. But for now, I'm John Vause. Thanks for watching. I'll see you at the top of the hour.