10 p.m. ET: Walker-Warnock debate, Apple Store Union, flu warning and more – CNN 5 Things

David Rind (host)


Hello from CNN, I’m David Rind with the five things you need to know for Saturday October 15th. Let’s start in Georgia, where last night we witnessed the first, and perhaps only, debate between Herschel Walker and Senator Raphael Warnock as they competed for a central US Senate seat. Many wondered how Walker would respond to allegations that he paid for a woman to have an abortion and encouraged the same woman to have the procedure again two years later, despite campaigning for an uncompromising anti-abortion stance took. We should say that CNN hasn’t independently verified the allegations against Walker, but in the debate on News Nation, he did what he’s denied for weeks.

As I said, that’s a lie. And you know what? I put most of it in a book. One thing in my life is that I’ve been very transparent, not like the senator. He hid things. But at the same time, I said, it’s a lie. And on the subject of abortion, you know, I’m a Christian. i believe in life

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Warnock didn’t actually attack Walker for the blatant hypocrisy. Instead, he continued to defend women’s suffrage.

We are witnessing what happens when politicians, mostly men, crowd into patients’ rooms. You get what you see. And the women of Georgia, the women of Georgia deserve a senator to stand by them.

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Walker spent much of the debate associating Warnock with President Joe Biden.

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Let’s talk about the war in Ukraine. Yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said there was no need for further massive attacks on Ukraine for the time being. So much for that. Earlier today, Ukrainian officials say rockets and kamikaze drones have bombed the city of Zaporizhia, while strikes in Kyiv have damaged an energy infrastructure facility. A senior Ukrainian official said 11 civilians had been killed in Russian attacks in the past day alone.

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Workers at Apple stores in Oklahoma City have voted to form the second union at the tech company’s US stores. The victory comes just months after employees at a Maryland Apple store made history by voting for a union. In the preliminary vote, 56 of the 88 participating employees agreed to be represented by the Communications Workers of America. Apple didn’t directly address the voting results, but a statement said: Quote: We believe the open, direct, and collaborative relationship we have with our valued team members is the best way to give our customers and our teams an excellent to offer experience.

David Rind (host)


Health officials warn this flu season could be brutal and is already gaining momentum. CNN’s Jacqueline Howard has more.

Jacqueline Howard


If you look at the percentage of samples from people who go to the doctor’s office with respiratory symptoms, that percentage that tested positive for flu was 3.1% in 2019, before COVID. In 2020, that percentage dropped to 0.2%. In 2021, it fell to 0.1%, and now it’s back up by about 3.3%. That’s probably because we’re no longer following COVID measures like masking and social distancing. And secondly, this could be because the last few flu seasons have been very mild. As such, we may not have robust immunity at this time either.

David Rind (host)


Experts say common sense measures like washing your hands, not touching your face and mouth, and of course getting a flu shot could help you avoid the worst.

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We’ll be right back.

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Welcome back.

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What to do with art by problematic artists? This question has been asked a lot in recent years, especially after the rise of the MeToo movement. Well, later this month, a TV show on Channel Four in the UK plans to literally put that question to the test. The premise is simple enough. The show’s host, Jimmy Carr, will have a debate on whether art can be separated from its artist. According to British media reports, the artists in this case include Adolf Hitler. And then the audience will vote on whether Carr should destroy her work. A spokesman for the show says a painting made by Hitler will be shredded if the audience gives its okay. And that doesn’t sit well with the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust. In a statement, the group accused the show of making light entertainment of Hitler and said it was dangerous to trivialize the Holocaust. They also criticized Carr’s choice to host after he made a joke about Roma being killed during the Holocaust on the Netflix special earlier this year. CNN has reached out to Jimmy Carr’s reps for comment, but Channel Four stands by. Jimmy Carr destroys art and says the show is, quote, a thoughtful and nuanced exploration of the limits of free speech and the arts.

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Good. That’s all for now. We’ll be back at 3:00 p.m. ET with more news. We speak later.

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