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reading has helped me get through this. >> thank you for sharing your time with us this morning. one more call from honolulu and we can look at that new york times tracker . 1940, two percent in hawaii have gotten a pieceone dose, 11.8 percent two doses . the biggest there in honolulu , hadley. >> caller: thanks for taking my call. that's sort of true because it's only 70 on up. ages 70 on up and emergency workers but i havea story that i think a lot of people have . hospitals were scheduling th vaccinations and we are on the island of oahu. i don't know if it was mismanagement or what they had d my whole vaccination schedule on the island of kawai. so. >> will leave the remaining
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few minutes here for our next life event. finish watching us at our website c-span.org. we take you now live to hear remarks from transportation secretary steve buttigieg and cdc director doctor rochelle booktv.org. coverage from the congressional city conference here on c-span2. >>. >> hello from the wonderful city of union city georgia. >> i am prince williams and i servedas the first vice president of national league of cities . >> hello from cologne washington. i am the mayor victoria winter and i have the pleasure of serving as second vice president for lc. >> welcome to our opening general session. of the congressional city conference. this is a conference focused on your leadership .
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and praising your voices on issues that are important to you. like a local leader. we are thrilled you are joining us virtually this week and next cited about the experience you will have. >> are you ready? because wow, do we have a stellar lineup for you over the next few days. the number of cabinet officials and members of congress joining us is unprecedented . >> on behalf of my fellow officers and executive director and ceo clarence anthony and our fantastic board of directors, thank you. thank you for being here. now join us for the national anthem and pledge of allegiance.
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>>. [star-spangled banner]
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>> i pledge of allegiance to the flag of the united states of america. >> and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, >> indivisible with liberty and justice for all. >> welcome the president of the us conference of mayors and mayor of louisville kentucky greg fisher. >> i'm greg fisher, mayor of louisville and the president of the united states
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conference of mayors . i'm honored to bring you readings on behalf of the conference of mayors of america. and thank you for the work you're doing on behalf of the people of our cities and our country. thanks to everyone at the national league of cities for their outstanding partnership with the conference for many years area in particular i want to thank the mlc for joining our conference and calling for the federal government to provide fiscal relief and support for america's cities of all sizes. i believe cities should be platforms for human potential toflourish and for us to fulfill that mission particularly in these challenging times. it is absolutely critical that our city governments are able to continue providing critical services to the american people . the leadership and partnerships have never been more important as our communities work to overcome historic challenges like covid-19 and the urgent need for action to advance racial justice and equity . our conference has created
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plans for addressing these and other issues and you can see details of our american breakthrough plan at conference of mayors website, us mayors.org. bottom line, is that we can meet these challenges and any charges only by working together. like you, we are a bipartisan organization focused on getting results and improve the lives of the people we serve, people who know us and their neighbors, friends and community members. thanks again, for your partnership and the opportunity to say hello. have a great conference and let's continue working together for the good of all the people we serve. please reach out to the conference of mayors if wecan be of any help . >> hello again. thank you mayor fisher for being with us today. the relationship between mlc and you scm has never been stronger. we appreciate the partnership we have. before i introduce our next
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speaker, i want torecognize the incredible leadership of the national league of cities . our board of directors, they not only serve their communities but they give up their time and energy and servants of more than 19,000 cities, towns and villages across the country. you all know how i feel about you let me say it again. thank you for your commitment to mlc. now speaking of someone who is deeply committed to the success of mlc, you are in for a treat. i'm thrilled to welcome a dear friend who during an unprecedented time for our country has stepped into her presidency with ease. she is ourfearless leader , a perfect mix of southern charm and aget it done attitude . and lc is lucky to have her as our president this year. please welcome to our virtual stage mlc's president, councilmember from lexington south carolina , kathymaynard
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. >> that's how long it's been since most of us have seen each other in person together at our last congressional city conference in washington dc in march 2020. in many ways that seems like a lifetime ago. so much has changed for us as local leaders and for our community. here we are this year and i'm talking to you from a square on your computer in your office or living room. how things have changed. but know what hasn't changed? how local leaders lead. we then on the front lines of this pandemic from the very beginning. we were the first to respond for our communities and our residents and that's why i'm so proud that this year's theme for my presidential year is cities strong
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together. because we've done this together and the only way we can make it out of this crisis is together. serving as your and lc president during this year has been a badge ofhonor and pride . i have heard from so many of you about the challenges you have faced during this pandemic and how you have risen to the occasion. the support you are providing your small businesses, the donations you are securing, the education you are providing your residence about vaccines and i am particularly proud of how mlc as an organization was able to support you during this time. as a former teacher, many of you know i'm familiar with the importance of the 3rs:
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reading, writing and arithmetic. this year i'm focused on three different transactions, respond, recover and rebuild. each of these steps are important to help our communities build back stronger and better. it was critical for mlc to help you navigate this once in a generation pandemic. and lc moved quickly to support your response, rally resources and staff for the quickly changing needs of your communities. mlc created a dedicated site where you could find resources, guides and best practices. we published our 10 covid responses that provided practical guidance and specific actions you can take
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right now. to help addressthe key issues you are facing . from maintaining physical health for your municipal budget to ensuring housing abilities for your residence. thanks to the funding from the bloomberg v's announced in conference last year, mlc tracked or the 3600 actions from cities of all sizes. more specifically, mlc captured every new executive order, ordinance and covid related policy and acted by the 100 largest cities across the country's. it's a powerful tool to showcase the critical work we are doing every day on behalf of ourresidents . most recently, we have been giving you resources to help you navigate that same
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distribution. 2 weeks ago, mlc joined with five other leading membership associations to launch a vaccine education initiative focused on providing black americans with accurate information about the vaccines. this is all uncharted territory for allof us , and we want to ensure you know you are not alone and everything you are doing to respond to this pandemic. my second r, recovery is focused on ensuring that local leaders he have a partner in the federal government. mlc cities are essential campaigns with your voice in washington dc. and many of you told your stories directly to the administration and members of congress. our message was widely from media articles to letters to
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the editor, briefings and press conferences. the cities are essential campaigns highlighted the critical role municipal governments are playing in keeping our residents safe and fighting the pandemic from the front lines. we have been working tirelessly on your behalf, clarence anthony our executive director and ceo will share more about the latest in our fight for relief but let me promise you this. we are leaving it all on the field in this fight to get direct money to every city, town and village. it's also been important for us to quickly develop meaningful relationships with the new administration and congress. as you can see from the lineup of officials we have
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joining us, our partnership with the federal government is already strong and we intend to continue pushing for the best interests of our members. our third r, rebuild is about how we do to commit to combat from this pandemic better than we were before. we are here to support you as your small businesses. [. your residence get back to work and schools reopened. this moment provides us an important opportunity for us to invest in future generations and the forefront of building more equitable communities. in the past few months we've developed guides for local leaders on how to reengage middle and high school students.
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and i am proud of our partnerships with mako and the aspen institute to share information about local governments best practices related to rental assistance during the pandemic. in addition to sharing best practices, and lc shared recommendations with local leaders on how equity can be embedded in a local early childhood systems to ensure that all of our young children receive the opportunities to thrive. let me finish by talking about the importance of being your own advocate. many of you will participate in our virtual hill day on wednesday and your voice is critical this week as we introduce mlc to a new congress. telling your story and
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advocating for your community is more important than ever before. we all know about the importance of being prepared but let's talk about how you should prepare for conversations you might have with federal leaders this week or in the future. there are three questions you should be ready to answer to help shape the conversation. and no surprise, they focus on the 3 r's, respond,recover and rebuild . the first question is how is your community responding? tell the story of how your city, town or village stepped up to the plate and deliver critical support to your residence this past year. next, think about what do you need to help to recover?
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consider your small businesses, municipal budgets and the services needed for yourresidence . what do you need to have a strong economy again? and finally, how do you plan to rebuild? what is your vision for your communities future? how can a partnership with other levels of government help bring this to life. if you can answer these three questions clearly and with conviction, then you will be a great advocate for your community. and third, are you ready? i am. are you ready to tell your story? ready to represent the 19,000 cities, towns and villages across the country? you're ready and is a nine. thank you for being such strong advocates and for your tireless efforts on behalf of
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your community. it's a privilege to serve as your president and i can't wait to see everything we can accomplish together. before we move on, i wanted to take a moment to recognize two important advocates for cities, towns and villages in the united states senate. each year we present the presidents award to federal leaders who go above and beyond their efforts to support the priorities of our membership. this afternoon it is my honor to announce senator bill cassidy of louisiana and senator joe mansion of west virginia as the recipients of this year's award. thank you senators for your commitment to us. i am honored to introduce
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senator cassidy and senator mansion for a few short remarks. >> united states senator bill cassidy here and thank you for your advocacy for local communities. thank you forall the work that you helped congress with . me in particular in terms of helping advocate for those local communities. case in point, the smart. something i worked with bob menendez, senator from new jersey . congressman from upstate new york and josh. who is also from new jersey, member of congress and with week working on how to make the smart work for communities. you, your organization were of tremendous assistance. just telling us this is the story, this is the story and if you do it this way, this is going to happen, all those things that we know are necessary for good policy. by the way, we still have a
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challenge before us. with covid some communities have done better. i have a parish president in louisiana same as in, everybody that would be going to new orleans or baton rouge is staying at home penning their dollars local stores and our receipts have risen but others, new orleans for example have not done as well because they're so dependent on tourism. that's sort of the nuance that congress sometimes cannot appreciate. you understand it intuitively. so i mentioned that because just as you helped with the beginning of the smart, going through this process your assistance, your knowledge, your advocacy will continue to be acquired. those other things i am working on as congressman one would be how do we ensure that everyone has access to broadband internet?
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and it's going to be different for the smaller towns and villages as opposed to the greater cities but it's going to be important for all. so as we go forward, i look forward to cooperating once more as we come to a right decision that will benefit folks who live in your cities and towns and villages. and benefit our entire country area thank you. >> i'm joe mansion and thank you to the national league of cities for inviting me to you all today i'm honored to receive the presidents award and i want to extend my thanks to the national league of cities for this recognition. while we may not be able to be together in person i am pleased to be able to join the conference today to discuss the importance of supporting our local governments and during the pandemic area local governments are critical to defeating the pandemic and providing essential services to their communities, to our
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first responders, teachers and public health officials been on the frontlines of this pandemic for almost a year. we know our local governments struggle to provide vital services at many west virginians need during these difficult times and in west virginia and across the country we saw local governments face drastic cuts and revenue as a result of the pandemic. local governments have been stretched thin and have been forced to make difficult decisions between providing essential services and retaining their employees to balance their budgets. itis unacceptable. since march i have advocated for funding to support state and local governments to keep essential services up and running and keep workers on the payroll during the pandemic . in mid-november when it seemed unlikely high risk to come together to pass a second relief bill, i led a group of bipartisan members in signing common ground on
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covid relief. it started as a socially distant dinner where we analyze our commitment to bring together emergency relief and traded ideas on how to break the stalemate and over the next four weeks therewere many long days , nights and hours long consumed with zoom calls where we continued talking and began crafting the emergency relief bill. we grew into a larger bicameral group of lawmakers determined to find a compromise, to get relief to american people struggling because of the pandemic. which included state, local and tribal governments. we knew it was possible and necessary to find areas of common interest and to compromise in good faith without violating our principles . our bicameral partisan emergency relief framework introduced in december allocated hundred and $60 billion to state local and tribal governments on a
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need-based formula. written into the bill was the condition the government re- state must distribute 40 percent of the funding to local governments to ensure that the funds are reaching local governments directly . bipartisan camera group also came together and find compromise to pass another 140 billion to help take care of our fellow americans struggling to get through the pandemic. this larger bill entered the life-saving provisions such as extended unemployment assistance, food assistance, shelter assistance, small business debt relief, student loan forbearance and extension of the eviction moratorium and many other vital grams to support americans in their time of need. the bill included funds to increase testing, tracing and vaccine development and distribution as well as an additional funding for healthcare providers. education and childcare providers, broadband, transportation, aid for low
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income communities and substance abuse prevention and treatment in mental health services. this framework was used to jumpstart the relief negotiations and provided a strong starting point for congress to finally pass much-needed relief. none of this would have been possible without the efforts of my colleagues from both sides of the iron and both chambers were willing to compromise for the good of our nation. we prove that bipartisanship is possible and necessary if we want to do this pandemic and begin to heal our nation. as congress works on the next relief package, i will continue to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to call or compromise and meeting in the middle to bring to american people . to every person in america, thank you god bless you.
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>> hello national league of cities, i'm councilwoman rebecca from san antonio texas. during this year's congressional city conference it's so important that we address the challenges of homelessnessand housing instability in our communities . for the pandemic homelessness was a top concern for cities of all sizes. during this annual time in january 2019 the department of housing and urban development found more than 567,000 people were experiencing homelessness in a single night. as we work to ensure our residents are safe and shelter we must also work to address housing instability in all of our communities. today we have 40 million tenants who are at risk of infection when the current moratorium expires .
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cities housing instability crisis can only be addressed through strong partnership across all levels of government. we are encouraged by the biden administration's recent executive action to address long-standing inequities in housing development, but we know there is more work to be done. our hope is to work closely with our federal partners to expand housing first programs that offer critical services to keep residents stable and sheltered. secure sufficient funding to deliver emergency assistance and wraparound services to residents experiencing housing instability and develop additional affordable housing to help advance housing for all. as i look forward to hearing from you our local leaders who are implementing innovative, fair and equitable housing programs in your communities. thank you and have an incredible conference.
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[music] >> we are now pleased to welcome to our virtual state senator todd galpin of indiana . >> i'm senator todd young thank you for inviting me to speak today at your annual conference . >> .. >> millions of americans of
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every income range are struggling to find affordable housing. for many people, this pandemic has put them out of work. isle while many spent 50 percent of their income on rent and utilities. this leaves little left over for other life necessities. america is the land of opportunity. the individuals and families cannot thrive without access to economical housing. this problem will require a robust response from federal and state and local governments. this means optimizing the existing policies and programs in working to understand and implement new policies.
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the most of all listening to leaders like you how we can work to together to solve housing affordability challenges. solving this problem but have a more pragmatic approach that housing affordability spans across all income levels affects urban and suburban and rural areas of our country. that means eliminating zoning policies to drive up housing cost in communities across america yes in my backyard does that the task force on the impact of the affordable housing crisis act symbols a group of experts to better understand the affordability crisis so we can take legislative action and end the cycle of poverty for millions of struggling americans. in 2019 passing the housing choice voucher mobility demonstration act.
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this authorizes evidence-based program for those receiving housing vouchers moved to areas of high opportunity. shortly after it was signed into law. my family stability in opportunity voucher act built on the new policy to put a significant down payment on housing mobility vouchers for the nation's most vulnerable families with young children. low income housing tax credit is an existing program leveraging significant private investments of affordable housing. it is vital we expand the credit. that's why i am proud to lead on legislation with my colleague senator cantwell that does just that. in fact recently we secured a major provision from the bill showing it would produce 130,000 housing units over the
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next ten years and generate 162,500 jobs. to have access to safe and affordable homes for all americans is far from over and there are no quick fixes. but working with organizations like the national league of cities i am confident we can come together to solve the housing affordability crisis. thank you. ♪♪ ♪♪
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hello i am the counselor from phoenix arizona i'm happy to join you at the congressional city conference to discuss ways to partner with the federal government to help rebuild the nation's crumbling infrastructure and continue to connect our region and create new sustainable technologies solutions. before covid-19 we knew much of the nation's infrastructure was in dire need of modernization the pandemic is force local governments budgets to delay or cancel critical infrastructure investment. this is why now more than ever the federal government must prioritize infrastructure development not only to repair our nations we always ports and roads but for local activity to move the nation's economic recovery also ensure broadband access to remain connected and not isolated. we need america to get back to work urging partners with the grandson tools and resources with infrastructure projects
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and i will work with all of you to keep america moving now and for generations to come. in the words of one of our nation's greatest labor leaders, select activist. ♪♪ ♪♪ >> please welcome representative peter defazio from the house transportation infrastructure committee. ♪♪ >> it's a new era the proposals out of the trump and administration were cut investment in transportation
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is that is the responsibility of states and localities that doesn't work in the poster many of you have seen it. a visual shot from life magazine 1956 and it shows a brand-new written of concrete of the turnpike and ends in the lines that the farm field. oklahoma promise to build it but they got in financial difficulty and he couldn't until we had the eisenhower plan. that was great for the time but it's time to move behind the eisenhower plan. i'm not doing eisenhower plan seven.zero this is the 21st century we have incredibly new challenges including climate change. we can do with economic recovery climate change and rebuilding infrastructure all in one bill with your help. my bill would invest $500 billion over four years. 44 percent increase 49 billion dedicated to local areas. and a lot of times you struggle with your states to get the funding you need for those local projects will
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direct more money at your level. 105billion over five years for transit and transportation programs locally driven discretionary grant programs were communities of all sizes in a new metropolitan performance program with flexible federal funding directly to regions in those options that go beyond the cost micro mobile. all of those things are in this bill the secretary of transportation who was the mayor in those about complete streets dealing with appropriate design in this bill. we have to help people get out of their cars and they will if it safer and more convenient to use active transportation other than an automobile where people get out of their cars if we have dependable more accessible and frequent
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transit. one hundred-dollar backlog a lot of people don't take it is have to be to work on time the train broke down sorry. it doesn't work to bring it up to the state of good repair all at the same time we have to move beyond the fossil fuel economy the largest contributor in the united states of america is transportation this bill will deal with that by electrifying the national highway network partner with the energy commerce committee and electric buses and cities. electric semi's are coming no charging station anywhere in america for an electric semi right now and only 5000 high-capacity chargers for individual vehicles like small trucks. the president talked about 500,000. i don't know if that is enough
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but we will do it with renewable power you don't gain a lot when you change your car from the coal plant you gain something but not what we want. ♪♪ >> i am the mayor from federal on - - from arkansas i look forward to talking to the city conference to discuss getting america back to work. to do this we need to see policies from the federal government to ensure our communities play a central role the nation's economic recovery. before and throughout the pandemic we have seen the nature of work rapid the evolve completely transforming our economy.
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in response cities needed work programs to ensure we are prepared to take on the jobs of the future. as more americans prepare to reenter the workforce after historic levels of unemployment we want to see a federal government to provide programs and expands financial aid programs for workforce training skills and creates new pathways to successful careers for unemployed and underemployed americans. here at federal the library expansion includes a new innovation center where access to job skill training opportunities is as easy as checking out a book it includes a teaching kitchen , maker space, robotics lab , audio and video all at no cost to our veterans. by investing in skills training and wraparound support for working
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families, the federal government can help city leaders build upon successful workforce development programs that strengthen our communities at the local level. cities are counting on congress and the biden administration to empower local workforce solutions all residents have an opportunity to achieve meaningful employment and a living wage. thank you. >> i'm rich davis. >> mayor of the city of albany new york. >> we have been on the frontlines of protecting our community during this pandemic providing essential services taking extraordinary steps to keep our resident safe. >> all of america is villages cities and towns are struggling not because
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anything we have done but due to the economic shutdown it created we need help we have done our jobs we have continued to provide vital services on top of the current financial struggles it is projected over the next three years municipalities like ours will be over $360 billion in lost revenue budget cut service reduction and job loss these losses are not just numbers but her friends and communities and front-line workers providing direct and financial aid to municipalities most effective and immediate way for those suffering far too long. >> we can maintain our significant contribution to the local economy. >> by critical public sector jobs. >> i believe unemployment prevention must be a key part of the upcoming covid relief package. >> that leads to greater unemployment.
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>> and with all municipalities caused by the pandemic. >> every state in the nation has communities that look just like ours with each previous round of covid relief for congress to step up and to provide that to us america can build a better the local government is given the support to lead the way. ♪♪ ♪♪
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>> hello everybody on the mayor of about one - - birmingham alabama. we are working round-the-clock to keep a resident safe during this pandemic the last year shows efforts at the local and federal level to reimagine public safety and policing tools with those long-standing inequities endangering our communities as part of this effort we must recognize another public health crisis in our neighborhoods. the epidemic of gun violence claiming many lives each year since the beginning of the pandemic we seen a rise of gun violence cities across the nation threatening to tear apart the very fabric of our society that's why it's important for local leaders to have the tools needed to take on the pandemic of gun violence. we went to work with our leaders to advance common sense solutions and protect our communities the national
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league of cities is encouraging the biden administration to convene a national commission on gun violence to bring together stakeholders from across the spectrum with ways to reduce gun violence and make no mistake the violence we are seeing is a public health crisis that demand action we look forward to constructive conversations between local and state and federal leaders on ways to enhance public safety in all communities. thank you. ♪♪ >> please welcome back and lc president. >> please welcome back and lc president. >> ccc is always special for many reasons but one of those is because it takes place in
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march, women's history month. every year i look forward to meeting my sisters in service, my fellow women in elected leadership our experiences are unique and these women in municipal government gives us a place to come together and share those experiences. burning and on - - learning and growing with each other has been so empowering. this is a landmark year for women in government we have a record number of women serving in congress and in january our country welcome to the first woman sworn into the white house for the first time in united states history. i don't know about you but it still gives me chills thinking about it and what it meant for our nation. now today national women's history day, it is my distinct
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honor to welcome to and lc and the ccc stage the vice president of the united states, kamala harris. >> thank you cancel number for that kind introduction in the spirit behind it into the mayor and the nrc board and staff members and local leaders, it is truly an honor to join with you today. of course as kathy said, we gather at the start of an important week for our country. yes we honor the women of our country in the world, but also a week for our country to mark a real turning point in our fight against covid-19. last weekend the house of representatives passed the american rescue plan, plan
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last week is an advanced joe biden put the american rescue plan into law. so impacting the health of our communities, the likelihood of businesses and the education of our children. through it all, local leaders, you have been in the thick of it. you are the ones who get calls when there are not enough vaccine doses to go around you are the ones fighting to make sure first responders can keep their jobs. you are working with teachers and parents to get schools reopened safely. you are working with small businesses to keep doors open and working at food distribution sites and what
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remains your time. being a local leader is a 24/7 job and this year i know has tested the limits. and still you keep getting up every morning and working to make things better. on behalf of myself, and president biden, we both served as local leaders and we thank you. thank you. we thank you. the president and i are preparing to take office we knew what you were up against. we knew we needed to be ready to go on day number one so we started working to put a plan in place to rescue our nation from this pandemic. i'm proud to report we have made incredible progress. more than 80 million vaccines have now been administered. last week 18 million doses
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were sent to states and pharmacies and community health centers. merck and johnson and johnson, competitors before now are teaming up to speed up manufacturing which means we should have a full vaccine supply for adults by the end of may. to get shots in the arms more quickly we opened new vaccination centers in a number of places and in oakland california and los angeles and houston and dallas, tampa, orlando, brooklys and upstate new york one opened in philadelphia last week others in chicago this week another to coming to atlanta and cleveland soon. as you know we have been busy and we are doing this as we advance the american rescue plan. this plan is big and bold and it will help us feed on - - defeat the virus to build back
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our economy. with this plan we will scale up the vaccination program, get relief to small businesses that fill your main street and get the school safely reopened. the bill provides targeted support for as many as 19000 cities and towns and villages. we know many of you are dealing with budget shortfalls and as expenses are often as a result vital services have been cut you didn't want to believe lost more than one.3 million state and local government jobs in just the past year in the aftermath of the great recession these cuts put a significant drag on the economic recovery and we cannot let that happen again. the american rescue plan will also get $1400 checks into the pockets of people who need them most and 3000-dollar tax credit per child.
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think about it this will left one out of three black and latino americans from living in poverty and lift them out of poverty. we will also lift half of america's children who are living in poverty out of poverty. think about that. half of the children in our country, living in poverty want to be. the american rescue plan for that and so many other reasons we are happy to say is incredibly popular in support is broad and bipartisan. three out of four americans support the bill. democratic and republican mayors and local leaders have endorsed it and of course the national league of cities and thank you for that. think about it too mayors, most recently a
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republican from miami democrat from st. petersburg wrote an op-ed why they support the plan and they said in the op-ed "our people need help. and as the president would say, help is on the way. today the american rescue plan is very close to becoming the law of the land. now we need to help ensure that relief is distributed equitably. that means we need to acknowledge as so many of us do, the pandemic has made worse the flaws and failures that already existed in our system and structures. we have seen that race in place matter ally and how well protected a person is from the virus are not. and race in place have played a role in access to services. one way we are addressing this
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is with covid-19 health equity task force this stems from a bill i introduced in the united states senate to have a dedicated group of experts who report on the disparities that exist and allocations of resources required to make recommendations on how to solve those problems and local leaders are vital. you are vital to the solution. today we have a big announcement making it right here with you. it will have a direct impact on the communities that you serve. our administration will offer $250 million in grants to localities to partner with community organizations on health literacy. our goal is to provide underserved communities with the information they need to stay safe and get vaccinated. remember information and education saves lives when
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folks have the information and education they have the tools that equip them to take care of themselves and their family. we expect to find 30 projects in urban communities and 43 projects in rural communities over two years. i will give information on how you can apply and get more apply through april 20th i will give you the website minority health.hhs.gov. but please do work with us to put equity at the center of our collective response to identify those individuals and communities who have been overlooked and to connect them with the resources available and to connect with them in a way to establish trust between
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community and those who are elected to serve those communities and also a child tax credit coming to take advantage of so please tell them about it and tell them about the paycheck protection program and the loans for small businesses. tell your folks how to get vaccinated at pharmacies and community health centers and mobile units in please continue to tell everyone you know to wear a mask. this brings me to my final point. the american people will continue to look to you as much as they look to me or the president because of your tireless efforts. because they know they can rely on you. they will continue to look to you for answers and action and comfort and help.
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i know it's not an easy job that what you do, especially at this moment of crisis could not be more important. thank you again for all you do that i know it takes personal sacrifice and sleepless nights. but know the president and i are working right alongside you. may god bless you and may god bless america. thank you. may god bless you and may god bless america. thank you. >> join us to welcome the mayor of huntington west virginia steve williams in conversation with us secretary of transportation pete buttigieg. ♪♪ >> mr. secretary, welcome home. >> glad to have you with us today and with the usd conference and we have individuals here who are doing
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this from hawaii, maine, florida and everywhere in between and they recognize a familiar face because prior to becoming secretary of transportation in january, just 33 days ago, you serve two terms in your home of south bend indiana and you worked across the aisle to transform the city's future and improve the everyday lives of residents. we know you will continue to do that in washington. so mr. secretary, 33 days into it, how are you rolling up your sleeves and getting to work at the us department of transportation? >> mayor, first it's great to see you and thank you for your leadership and for the chance to address everyone gathered
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at the national league of cities. you truly represent the people who are doing the work and the work you are doing is phenomenal especially the challenging time like this. for me it has been a lively few weeks we got to work straight away and not a moment to lose. been focused on engagement internally and externally. internally there 55000 employees here at the department phenomenal public servants and people who have such remarkable experience or a commitment to our mission. have been taking a lot of time is a new city leader word to get to know the employees here to make sure we are the best possible workplace and aligned as best we can to meet the mission and a lot of outside engagement participating in events like this one and of course a huge focus to make sure these first weeks the rescue package the vice president was talking about. the senate vote brings us one
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step closer thank you for the work you have done to communicate to the public and educate many members of congress about what this means in our communities. of course we need to get this back to the president's desk through the house and then we have an opportunity to work on an economic recovery package i am so enthused about the potential, and a chance to build back better across the country and to my way of thinking, there are moments that come along we cannot miss and we are in one. with the scope of the challenge from the nation's reckoning over equity of racial and economic justice, the climate crisis and what covid-19 has done to our communities, but also the opportunities for the national impatience and the fact the economic conditions and political conditions have this
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very well aligned to come together to do big things. i know this is not the first administration to arrive with high hopes that we could deliver in terms of infrastructure, but we are determined to take advantage of this unique moment maybe once every century with your help to deliver. so if i'm not in this building or engaging with elected leaders like you we are looking to frame the right possibilities for that and we are turning to you to inform and communicate the importance of the legislation that may be materialized later this year. >> mr. secretary coming upon one year into a crisis laying bare equity issues with the health structure and economic structure even the fabric of the social structure and you
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just indicated a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get things right the first time. so in that regard, how is it the department of transportation might be able to identify that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform our nation? >> is every local leader knows justice and equity is at stake in the choices we make about transportation and infrastructure we know the very same americans disproportionately those of color excluded by design in american history through economic opportunity also most likely to live in neighborhoods with inadequate transportation resources or were highway projects and other investments with federal money made things worse by isolating people from one part of the community to another.
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we have a chance to do something about that right now to take history into account and more importantly take our future on board. to ensure access to transportation is a leveler and equalizer making it more fair and just place to be. this is something that can't be separated from questions of climate and environmental justice. to know that some americans are disproportionately likely to live close to highway thoroughfares and most likely to suffer from asthma and other conditions related to particulate matter to help explain one of the reasons why we see disparities through covid-19 it's all connected the problems are connected and so are the solutions. i am energized by the president's call for us to
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deliver 40 percent of the overall investment to disadvantage communities we are calling it justice and the dot has a huge role to play. this is something we can do just out of washington but in partnership with local communities but the bottom line this is a top priority here at the department and priority of the president and mine and as you work to make sure your communities empower everyone to thrive, we will do everything we can to support you in that work. >> so the biden harris organization administration will build back better so how are you working with local governments? >> let me make clear even before we get those big pieces of legislation through for example the build grant formally known as tiger or fast, we will be working to
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make sure those priorities are reflected even with the discretionary grants you may have noticed in the notice that went out in the communities regarding the program but the build back better package is a whole new level of opportunity, at least it can and that is what we are trying to build right now. the way i describe it is a one-two punch. step one is what we're in the middle of right now the american rescue plan to be a shock in the arm checks to families helping with transit and support for transit agencies and local government and what we really need to get through the tough moment we've been in with our communities. hopefully that's just days away from signature then we can talk about part two of the two-step process where we have a chance to put together a vision to build back better that goes beyond what i work on here at the department of
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transportation. it's really a nationwide whole of government opportunity you can talk about build back better without build which is infrastructure. what does that mean cracks part of that is modernized introducing what we really need to get the infrastructure to a world leading level i cannot accept americans citizens are told to settle for less than people in other countries when it comes to the resources with transit options over travel and long-haul with the things even asked to settle for with funding but as every local leader knows, this will not get the job done if we just look at things to add or introduce. we have to take care of what we already have we have so many roads in tough condition. american society of civil engineers just came out with the famous report card they do
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every year. we see roads and bridges and other elements of critical infrastructure are in rough shape. that's why we have the fix that first strategy to make sure communities have the resources for what you've already guy and adjusted. some areas where the road needs to go on a diet to help with that especially the safety and maintenance cost. these are the things were thinking about. i will not be sitting in a room here in the department thinking it up on my own or the president envisions a strictly top-down enterprise it has to happen with dialogue that's why the listening session i had earlier the leadership was so helpful and we will continue to be listening as well as speaking how best to frame the opportunity i am convinced to come along just once-in-a-lifetime to make the most of that opportunity to provide the investment and
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then we have to make the case and sell it. as we learned with this rescue plan just because something has a commanding majority among the american people or among american mayors and city leaders that doesn't always mean it gets a rousing majority on capitol hill. that is where the work of all of us doing that persuading and engaging is so important to get this through. >> as you know from your history the communication from the local level to the members of congress is the way to get things done. earlier today with the board of directors, you heard awful laundry list of what we are attempting to do with infrastructure to prioritize sustainable infrastructure investment with safety and technology focus. how do we partner together
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with the dot in these areas? >> local leaders are already thinking about and acting on the opportunities of things like safety and use of technology. what dot can do provide resources and technology and integrated where i department like mine talking to a place like hud how we can support transit oriented just to take one example of the kinds of interdepartmental collaboration not always the way people are used to doing things in the federal government but local leaders know you can't do anything without it. something sound very technical. the manual uniform traffic control device but you may
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know what is something that is the force of law because it lays out the standards for roadways of signage and i have seen how the manual is written in what it calls for could have allied the consequences in terms of how people get around with safety and equity. we would be working as well as the big legislation. none of it happens with that are rich conversation to hear what you are already doing on the ground to find ways to support and share what we are learning cross pollinating from one community to another something that and i'll see does so well to provide support in that department. you have the ear of the members of congress. pick up the phone when the local leader calls and that will be very important to make sure we have the right kind of dialogue. so much is made between the federal government and the
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states but the relationship with the local communities is the most dynamic and interesting and important and i will bear that in mind whether grand visions for upgrading the rail network or to use research capabilities to give you cheaper ways to fill potholes that last longer that is the enemy of every local official. all of these things will serve the fundamental shared goals of safety, climate resilience, equity and justice and of course job growth and economic strength. all of those are possible if we are working to gather with the opportunities of infrastructure that's why i am enthused to be in this job. >> we have just one minute left mr. secretary. you are among just a few thousand of your closest friends here.
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what can an lc do to help you build a more equitable future to get more done for our residents more quickly? >> you are doing the work right now. the first thing is to succeed and keep at it. let us know what you need. i don't mean just the projects although of course you are in that robust process going back it we can help with the federal dollars but process wise in the same way you work with your stakeholders to make things simpler dealing with the cities i want to do the same thing in this department if there is a process or form that ten pages could have been five or a process that takes a couple years and could of been six months with the same results with the needs let us know what that is like because i want this to be a user-friendly department for intergovernmental partners and
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we will be all years. then we shape up we will turn you to build public and congressional support for big investments without big investments we cannot get where we need to be is a country when it comes to our infrastructure. >> mr. secretary we are proud of you you have a friend in the an lc. we look forward to working with you. thank you for being with us today. >> right back at you you have a friend in the department and a lot of friends here in washington admiring the extra and rework you are doing. keep it up and let us know how we can help. >> godspeed. ♪♪ we are now pleased to welcome clarence anthony, ceo and executive director of national league of cities. ♪♪ good afternoon national league of cities. it's an honor to be here today to welcome to ever nations
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leading physicians to the virtual stage iv important conversation regarding the national strategy on covid-19. exactly one year ago local leaders were gathered in washington dc for this very conference. we were likely one of the last in person conferences as the reality of the covid-19 pandemic gripped the nation in days, weeks and months to come. as local leaders you have been at the forefront of the response to this deadly virus in this conversation could not be more critical to you as local leaders it's important to understand the biden administration's view on the current trajectory of the virus that vaccine deployment
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as well as we can continue to address the issues of health equity and vaccine hesitancy. our guest are the familiar faces of the administration's response and i am so pleased to have them join today in this important conversation. and lc, please welcome doctor fauci director national institute of allergy and infectious disease at the us national institute of health where he oversees and extensive research portfolio focused on infectious and immune mediated diseases. he also serves as president biden's chief medical advisor and has served under six presidents starting with president ronald reagan.
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we also went to welcome doctor t12 the 19th director from the center for disease control and prevention and the ninth administrator of the agency for toxic substances and disease registry. prior to leading the cdc doctor teetwelve is chief of the division of infectious diseases at massachusetts general hospital and professor of medicine at harvard medical school. good afternoon doctors how are you doing? >> very well thank you for having me stay night delighted to be here. >> let me start with doctor fauci. nearly 50 days into the biden administration, where are we
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today with the rate of infections with this disease in your perspective whether the worst is behind us? >> right now, even though we have seen over the past weeks and months a sharp decline in the number of infections per day which were as high as 300,400,000 per day, the sharp decline is good news but the sobering news about this we reached what is somewhat of a plateau in the diminution of daily cases at the seven-day average between 60 and 70000. the good news it was coming down. the sobering news it is starting to plateau a bit in the history with the virus has told us when you start to plateau at a level as high as
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this between 60 and 70000 cases per day that you by no means are out of the woods and have to continue to do those public health measures all the time masking and physical distancing in congregant settings particularly indoors talk about the voice behind is that could be possible to have vaccines available that are highly efficacious so the more people that get vaccinated the more quickly we do it the better off we are a but now is no time to declare victory because we still have a considerable amount of viral dynamics we are dealing with. >> let me follow up on that one of the things the
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delegates are working up with cities and towns all over america? >> i would say they provide a new challenge. it is that we have a situation whereby we have viruses circulating that are not the original type of virus they have mutations called variance from the original that is a wild type so they allude the protection from those antibodies which is a form of therapy and potentially not every variant but some of the protection that is given to you by the antibodies introduced by those vaccines we are using some of those variance can spread more
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rapidly and some can be even more serious in the sense to make you more sick we take them very seriously and monitor them and modify the vaccines to address them. >> one of the things the president has done is taking significant measures to communities across the country including run launching retail fonts on - - pharmacy program. so given these measures how quickly do you think we can vaccinate most of the residents in america? >> the president has said by the end of may we will have enough vaccines to vaccinate everyone who is available and
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those of the younger population in which the fda has allowed vaccinations. how long it will take to get everyone vaccinated is dependent upon a number of factors one is the logistical capability getting the vaccine into people's arms. we could do that within a couple of months following the total availability of vaccines somewhere this summer i would believe. that is very important. and this will change a lot of what we can and cannot do we will hear more from doctor wilensky. >> so trying to figure out what is the best role as it
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relates to these efforts and measures? what can they do to help this issue related to covid-19 response? >> local elected officials are those closest to the ground in your community, i imagine your elected officials, many of you, the community that trust you, the best thing you can do to help me or doctor wilensky for us to get our arms around this pandemic as well as everybody in the country is to get your citizens to get vaccinated when the vaccine becomes available and encourage them not to pull back on public health measures prematurely. listen to the recommendations of the cdc regarding mitigation methods, masks, physical distancing the analyzes for the best epidemiologist in the world listen to the recommendations.
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>> thank you doctor fauci now doctor wilensky thank you for being here we are so pleased to have this type of information from you today. >> and you put in the extraordinary amount of work the past year. that 52 percent of the population older than six months received a flu vaccine during the 20192020 season. so word that be enough that such a great question looking at the target herd immunity how many do we have to have
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vaccinated or protected and to interact with somebody else and the further transmission. 52 percent is not likely to be enough we don't know exactly what the level is and is doctor fauci just discussed so people over the summer said between 50 or 70 percent range now they're talking 70 or 85 percent so the bottom line everyone should roll up their sleeves and everyone healthy enough to encourage others to set the role model to bring others into vaccination. for elderly people and those
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at the highest risk of disease who really do need everybody to roll up their sleeves for the transmission to get to herd immunity. >> it's very helpful to get the public officials that kind of information i want to focus on the issue related to people of color, particularly black americans who are experiencing more serious illness and death to covid-19 then white residents in our community. in 16 states that has been releasing data by race whites are being vaccinated at a higher rate. in many cases two or three times higher than people of color. how should local leaders be messaging about the vaccine to ensure residents have access
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particularly with the black indigenous latino and other communities of color? any advice to officials? >> this is such an important question. we at the cdc would like to emphasize how critical this is. i know the administration is deeply concerned of these inequities. in this pandemic latinos and hispanics three times were died african-american two times more die on - - will likely to die we know the first six months of this pandemic the life expectancy dropped one year for all americans but also dropped two.seven years of african-americans in one.nine years. and we know as you point out while 65 percent of those that
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are vaccinated only 1 percent are hispanic and 7 percent african-american the inequities have been long-standing resulting in disparate health outcomes and we have to fix this because this is where the viruses and the communities they are hitting. what i do know we need to use all capacity, the federal government is working with tina and national league of cities to ensure community vaccination rates 6000 person per day is strategically placed in high census areas with high social vulnerability indexes. putting the federal pharmacy program for those that are the hardest hit communities and
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also those house centers for exactly that reason of marginalized health and public housing. 's we are looking but what we also need to ensure is that you, community members, people who know your district and know your people are malaysia network because they don't necessarily want to hear from me they went hear from you, trusted people in their community and faith-based organizations and the more people in the local organizations i get vaccinated, the more people want to be vaccinated. >> i can say on behalf of national league of cities our members are so committed to make sure everyone has access to the access to the vaccine and educated and those in the
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communities of color so we are with you 100 percent. want to ask both of you how is the administration thinking about issues of access a little more granular? because many smaller in more rural communities and urban areas, access to broadband senate for the vaccination is very limited and the streamlined system to find out where to get the vaccine can be complicated are there ways that local leaders can help to best address the issue for residents? . . . .
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>> we also know there's a remarkable about a vaccine presidency. we really need to reach people wherever they are with regard to why there are hesitant. summa may be just be because it's not convenient for them in the not been able to access it digitally agreeable to make the appointment. and this might be because they don't understand how it was possible that the science can move so incredibly fast. and over 100,000 people were drawn these vaccine trials. some are worried about the side effects. and some get a scare from others who have been vaccinated. and maybe have severe side effects that they are concerned about. we need to have a mechanism after hours, after work and on the weekends. all the things together once we have a vaccine, i think will
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really be instrumental in getting more vaccine to people. and really heartened by some of the things that i've heard, the communities in the way the reaching out to the community members. the city of chicago, there vaccine clinics third numbers of communities of their homes. in texas, there was actually vaccinations in a new public transportation sector are you in the metropolitan national church in nashville tennessee, that they reach their families with communities of color. these are examples where they have a person by person community that really has extraordinary outreach to get people vaccinated. >> and the president has made it clear that equity is only on top burner of everything we do. if you look at some of the things that have already been put out with the community vaccines centers, about close to 500 of them.
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and they're going to be placed in areas demographically you have high representation of minority individuals. and also pharmacies are going to get stopped including pharmacies in particular areas regions and locations and neighborhoods that have a high minority and finally, there will be mobile units that will go out directly to not easy to access areas as well as increasing the number of vaccinating and people who put vaccines into people's arms. it also established an equity task force. and the people in the white house and you have doctor smith who is the chair of the equity task force was very much on the front burner. >> thank you both are answering that party very important.
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i think mayors and council members and people all over american get this question about access. about the distributions in my neighborhood are in another neighborhood. and why is that area being selected over another and there trying to come up with answers. you guys are in fact helping them to address their residence. let me ask this question to dr. rochelle walensky. it was a residents are vaccinated we still like to continue with safe practices but i have heard any times that you guys have said the same things. distancing, wearing mass, avoiding crowds, washing hands. today the cdc produced and hundreds guidelines a month activities vaccinated individuals can do. for any people, they see this as a return to normal. can you help us understand the best way that we should be messaging this to our residents
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because i do think that can sound of a mixed if we are not clear. harris: that's a very important point. walensky: but i do want to convey that this is really upfront and we have less of the market population vaccinated so far. we are getting there and moving fast but we still have 90 percent of people who we still have to protect printed and earlier dr. anthony fauci said we still have 60000 cases a day. so try to balance went people can do while also protecting all those people who are not vaccinated. so as more people get vaccinated we will have further guidance as we follow the people in the country and follow the variance in the amount of disease and we will update the guidance. and importantly, we continuously emerged to how the vaccines are
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working. and populations that are vaccinated, we will update if the guidance. but for now, in private settings, vaccinated people can mix within vaccinated people in their own homes, without masking or distancing which is really place in to be able to do the things with the people they love. in private settings, we also say the vaccinated people can be with members of one other household who might be an vaccinated as long as members of that household are not at risk of severe disease from covid-19. this does mean that a grandparent who is vaccinated might be able or can visit healthy daughter and grandchildren as long as they are not at risk of severe disease. with one other household. so i believe this is the real
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important first step to getting people back to be able to do those things and be with the people in love and to be able to get them doing some of those things that we were doing pre- pandemic. >> thank you dr. rochelle walensky. it will make sure we get that information out to her officials. it is important that are members are able to share that. i want to move to both of you on this issue related to public health professionals. because this has been virus, pandemic that his impacted so any lives and so any professions printed policing public health takes a significant has this was a more than 180 state and local public health officials having left their jobs in less than a
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year and even stymieing our public health system. just when we need it most. with this mounting pressure that are public health officials are facing, how is the administration working to improve public health and a roll of local public health officials. looking city still to support these efforts. fauci: that is a very important and troubling issue that you bring up mr. anthony. all of the pandemic outbreaks that i've had to deal with over the 36 years that i've been directing the infectious disease institute, i have never seen a situation that even came close to this with regard to divisiveness over etiology, political ideology that actually swept over into the issue of public health. where people as you mentioned,
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correctly in your statement and in your question that health officials who push for common sense and will excepted public health measures of wearing a mask, physical distancing, avoiding congregate settings including indoor. they are actually looked upon as the enemy. the enemy of getting the economy open and the enemy of getting people jobs back. when fact that common enemy is the virus. not that health officials who are trying to do as best they can to get this country out of this pandemic grip that we are in. and the way we do that is by adherence to public health measures read and you're right, public health officials have been threatened and any of them have left their positions. the president is very well aware of that.
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and is encouraging everyone to look at this is a common fight and also i might mention the recently passed $1.9 trillion really felt includes an a lot of resources that will be helping the local public health officials to do the job better. a city leaders, which you can do is to please get behind her public health officials. and totally dedicated to the health of the nation and for tingly for you locally to the health of their community. so please continue to give them your strong uninhibited support. walensky: i completely echo that comment.
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the demo graphics with respect. [inaudible]. reactive all have the same approach to find it pretty 2020 report hard as to how over the last decade, public health nurse in the country as 66000 jobs. 25 percent of our current public health workforce is actually expected to retire in the next year. we have a crisis them people who are even engaged in public health in this country. that's why do believe given that in the last ten years, we have seen a 20 and one and now of course covid-19. we do need public health infrastructure and workforce in our state epidemiologist who helped us understand where these
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outbreaks occur and then the state labs who actually do the diagnostics in the surveillance to a chart that we know about the outbreaks in a happen. that public health workforce has been in place for years and we saw it earlier. i'm speaking a lot to the societies that the public of course in the epidemiologist public-health labs, they need support and they needed workforce and infrastructure. so what you can all do is facilitate those reports and go to those places. public health works really well you don't hear from us because that means that has been avoided. when you follow covid-19, you don't have the capacity to avert for unit. anthony: those points are helpful were saying that trend in public office and in-service immersing mayors and
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councilmembers other trying to get the food and housing in their contracting the pandemic and we are saying quite a few having terminated their lives because another serving. we will lift up those public health employees and officials and we will be there to encourage them. i one final question before we go to the audience questions. after local leaders help your team to take this fight to the finish line because we know that in order for us to return to a any say the new normal, we have to be partners with both of you. fauci: will use the word local pleader so i would say show leadership and get out there and endorse the kinds of things the cdc says. endorse the kind of things that
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you your dr. rochelle walensky and i say on her conferences, we are doing is because we want to get this country out of this pandemic and back to normal. we are not doing it because we want to slow down getting back to normal. we are doing it because we know that is the way and the quickest way to get to normal. so we need you, we really do need local leadership to be able to endorse the kinds of things that we say are based on science and evidence. walensky: is starting the next two months, how quickly we vaccinate versus whether we have an out and turn have surge really relies on what happens in march and april. so what i would ask is that local leaders like what dr. anthony fauci said, they demonstrate with their own
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examples and through their own communities, mask wearing the distancing, and all the public health and demonstrating their wanting to get vaccinated. and to the local communities and be part of the actions to get us out of this. anthony: and we have questions. the first question comes from mayor cassidy and armstrong from illinois population of 26000. the mayor said given the newness of the vaccines, how can local leaders of the public become more comfortable without having longitudinal research to study the potential of side effects. with a similar question from councilmember rebecca in san antonio, texas population 1.5 million as well as
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councilmember alan smith from oak ridge, tennessee. fauci: who would you like to answer that. anthony: i would ask both of you to japan. because these officials are excited to hear from you guys. walensky: i know these are new vaccines and they are new to us but the reason that this was possible because so any science is happening around these vaccines before covid-19. these were not started around covid-19. an extraordinary research was done that preceded 2020 and made possible to jumpstart everything with these vaccines. as i mentioned, 100,000 people roll up their sleeves to enroll in these incredible trials.
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about 70000 people in the rna vaccines. they had extraordinary safety in that period of time that we know is possible because any people volunteered so quickly. in fact because there's some a much disease and these outcomes as quickly. we have seen that the anaphylactic since america allergic reactions that happens with these vaccines is happening in a way of about four and 1 million printed that's extraordinarily low and consistent with what we are sing in all of the vaccines. and that reaction is reversible. so what i would say is we know a lot about the vulnerability we have an extraordinary amount of research and we have following this in a recent program at the cdc and about tens of thousands of people have signed up.
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as the largest vaccine program in american history. so we are following this very carefully. fauci: leaves the board longitudinal research and people keep asking dr. rochelle walensky and i about these long-term effects as you might missing since this vaccine is only been involved in being administered for a year. we know when you look at the history of that technology and talk about long term, not the immediate ones that doctor dr. rochelle walensky mentioned such as the anaphylactic reaction. sometimes long time afterwards as you can miss, in the best three of technology, when you look at what the fda and cdc and others have looked at historically, almost all of the vaccines effects that occur beyond just the vaccination date a career between anywhere
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between 15 and 45 days after the administration of the dose. it is without reason that the fda requires that before you allow a vaccine to be given to the american public you must wait 60 days from the time that 50 percent of the people in the trial receive their last notes. so you will are well beyond historically what essentially all of the long-term side effects occur. that is the reason for the 60 day wait. so in addition to the long-term blowup, that dr. rochelle walensky mentioned to you, you don't even get a chance to get the vaccine until you have that 60 day waiting period. anthony: this next question is important and it's helped
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getting vaccine straight to their communities to set up asked vaccinations that are equitable and political. how the federal government rollout specifically to the fema vaccination centers working to ensure the mass vaccine sites quiet area most impacted by covid-19. walensky: so the cdc has met with fema and looked at the centers and the social vulnerability in texas. and places where these mass vaccination sites, to really get large number of people as well as where there is at the highest social vulnerability in x and from there they also send mobile units. so there's time to do outreach. we have learned where the highest social vulnerabilities
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are and then we try to do mobile units from their. anthony: is there anything to add dr. anthony fauci prayed. fauci: note that's exactly what i would say and also when dr. rochelle walensky said. the mobile units in the pharmacies in a thought in that equity must be addressed in every single point rated one maybe one other thing to add is this past week were really rollg out the qualified health centers and over 250 across the country. we believe that also with more vaccine on board that we will reach more hard-hit populations. anthony: the mistakes thank you to both of you, dr. anthony fauci and as well to dr. rochelle walensky for joining us
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this afternoon and sharing your optimism but also sharing your knowledge with miscible officials all over america. i have to tell you that you are so valued in america. without your knowledge, without your advice on a daily basis i'm a i don't think we are we would be where we are in america. if i can tell you that the optimism that america feels right now is because of the information in the science and the data and the advice that you are giving our community and mayors and councilmembers all over america value your advice. so thank you all so much for your time, i appreciated in one thing that i will say is that any person that has the name anthony in her name, there really last and i do appreciate you guys everyday.
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as well as you dr. rochelle walensky. so thank you all. fauci: thank you for having us. ♪ ♪ ♪♪ welcome back. mayor vince williams. >> thank you dr. rochelle walensky and dr. anthony fauci for such an important discussion on what we are incrementing this pandemic. this is a critically important issue in a good time to mention that the cdc is hosting a special vaccine boot camp for us this afternoon. i hope to see you there. all right my friends, we are officially finished with our first general session. enjoy the fantastic workshop and
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evening events and we will see you back here tomorrow for two more general sessions. have a wonderful afternoon. >> tonight on the communicators, and i trust analyst sally and read, talk about the efficacy of antitrust law and if they should be performed. >> we have these statutes our past the sherman act especially back in 1990 and the clayton act in 1914 and the sherman act makes it illegal to monopolize. in the clayton act says any merger the may substantially lessen competition or tends to create a monopoly is illegal. meanwhile, we have watch while hundreds of mergers that would be illegal under that standard have been approved. >> there's this argument that the underlying criticisms of today's antitrust is really a
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feeling that necessarily large companies aren't using the competition or the consumers printed don't think that is true. and most antitrust don't believe that is true. need to discern large companies if there of using or their large because they are efficient in bringing great services to consumers targeted. >> sally, and bread and eight eastern, on the communicators on "c-span2". join us tonight for a hearing on disinformation and extreme it is of an immediate journalist o'brien kobe university professor emily bell and jonathan turley, the house energy and commerce subcommittee on communications is the host brady tonight starting at 830 eastern here in "c-span2". wep attorney general lisa monico and associate attorney general nominee testify in the
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