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U.S. COVID-19 vaccine supplies strain to meet wider eligibility, second doses
"Vaccine is now greatly outpacing are available supply nationwide. Multiple states now scaling back distribution plans that they just ramped up a disease Trevor all to file this in New York this week. Health and Human Services secretary Alex Days are had said the federal government was releasing the entire supply two states rather than holding second doses in reserve, reserve, But But those those second second doses doses had had already already been been shipping shipping out out for for weeks. weeks. Fizer Fizer now now saying saying in in a a statement. statement. Operation Operation Warp Warp Speed, Speed, has has asked asked us us to to start start shipping. shipping. Second Second doses doses on on Lee recently, adding they're working to ensure Americans received their 1st and 2nd doses of the vaccine on time in Ohio, were expecting 100,000 doses to be delivered Monday and 80 year olds and up can begin to get them, though it's only about 25% of how much is actually needed to cover all of them so patients is being asked for by the governor.
The Latest: Azar condemns Capitol riot in resignation letter
"Health and Human Services secretary Alexander uses his letter of resignation to condemn the assaults on the U. S. capitol in his resignation letter to president trump health and Human Services secretary Alex sees our rights the attacks on the capital were an assault on our democracy and other tradition a peaceful transitions of power that the United States of America first brought to the world he called on trump to continue to condemn unequivocally any form of violence to demand that no one attempt to disrupt the inaugural activities in Washington or elsewhere and to continue to support unreservedly the peaceful and orderly transition of power on January twentieth aides are also wrote that the actions and rhetoric following the election threatened to tarnish the accomplishments of the administration Tim acquire Washington
US asks states to speed up vaccinations
"Administration wants states to speed up delivery of covert vaccines to people older than 65. Others at high risk by no longer holding back the second dose of the two dose shots that from health and human services Secretary Alex A czar this morning, Pennsylvania's health secretary is hopeful the pace of vaccine distribution. Is speeding up and they're hoping to expand the next phase soon. Those we hear from suburban bureau chief Jim Millward we are in want of specifics. Health Secretary Dr Rachel Levine says the key metrics in Pennsylvania are holding steady or slightly declining. But, she says reported new cases are typically lower earlier in the week, and she still concerned about an increase in new cases in Pennsylvania across the country likely from holiday travel and gatherings. Levine says the initial rollout of the vaccine was challenging since it came around those holidays, But she says she thinks the pace picked Up last week. We want to continue that and improve upon that, and we have plans this week to roll out too even continue to improve the pace of vaccinations. Libyan says It's been a challenge for hospitals and health systems as they don't get much warning on when the vaccine will arrive, and number of doses promised in the number that actually ship aren't always the same, she says. They are having discussions now about moving the phase one B, which includes everyone over 75 years old. And more frontline and essential personnel like police and postal workers, But she didn't get more specific on a timeline other than soon, she says, people can prepare for that move by talking to their health care provider now
COVID-19: Top US health officials urge states to get residents vaccinated
"S. Health officials are urging states to get people vaccinated now, David Lee Miller explains. More than 21 Million doses of covert vaccine have been distributed in the U. S. But according to the CDC, only 5.9 million people have been inoculated. All those states are in charge of their own vaccine distribution. Federal guidelines initially called for frontline health. Care workers and nursing home residents to be the priority, Health and human Services Secretary Alex A czar says that has to change. He says states should take a lesson from Florida or even though there are long lines and frustration, vaccine vaccine distribution distribution has has been been expanded expanded to to those those 65 65 older older in in New New York, York, where where more more than than half half of of supplies supplies remain remain unused. unused. There There is is disagreement disagreement between between Governor Governor Andrew Andrew Cuomo Cuomo and and Mayor Mayor Bill Bill De De Blasio, Blasio, the governor who has final say on vaccine eligibility, says even though there are thousands of doses on hand, there is still not enough capacity for all health care worker. Wasn't nursing home residents.
Trump administration accelerating launch of COVID-19 vaccinations in pharmacies
"CDC guidelines and therefore doesn't plan to return to the House floor for votes until he is Cleared to do so more than 253,000 new cases of covert 19 and a record setting 3800 and 65 deaths or recorded in the U. S on Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University. Um At the end of the day Wednesday, there have been at least 21 million cases of coronavirus in the US and more than 361,000. Have died. Of course, testing remains an issue and, of course, vaccines as well. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Cesar says the government will begin allowing Maura drugstores to start giving shots that Speed up coronavirus of vaccinations that after the effort got off to a slow start. They all know one agree that the ultimate goal is not vaccines and warehouses or freezers, but shots and arms. Helping to protect American lives. We've already seen the rate of vaccinations increase substantially in recent days, and in the coming weeks we expect that paste increased even more. We knew that would be the case from the way that states drew up their plans and cooperation with CDC, But we're not going to wait around and see. We've been examining the challenges that might have slowed the ramp up of administrations over the last several weeks. Taking immediate action and we're laying out ways for states to speed up administration even more. First of all we've announced in early launch of the federally arranged pharmacy partnership, which will eventually cover more than 40,000 pharmacy locations from 19 chains and associations across the country. This partnership allows states to allocate vaccines directly to these partners, and these partners can then administer vaccines to particular groups like those over a certain age or in certain occupations. Eventually to the general public. The plan had been to ramp up this partnership over time because vaccine supply would not be sufficient to spread across all of the pharmacy partners right away. But to help give states as many options as possible for vaccine administration. We're launching the program this weekend. States can choose particular partners to send vaccines to now. These partners can provide rapid access to vaccines and settings that may be more convenient and efficient than partners they've used so far like hospitals. Some governors, another politicians are turning up the pressure after a slow rollout of the vaccines, and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Once cops protected, he's expecting to vaccinate thousands by this weekend. We want to make sure At all of these front line workers, folks who work directly with everyday New Yorkers, folks who do things like happening to perform CPR or working in very close proximity that they're going to get. The opportunity vaccinated starting right now starting to day. So we now know about 25,000 and y P d personnel are now eligible vaccinations for those NYPD personnel will start today. That includes many of our Patrol officers in officers who respond to 9 11 calls Those vaccinations will be starting today via the NYPD. We expect that this moment roughly 10,000 officers to be vaccinated by Sunday, and we want to make that vaccine available to all within that 25,000 who are ready to take it. South Carolina's governor, meanwhile, has warned healthcare workers they have until January 15th to get a shot or Move to the back of the line. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has threatened to find pharmacies. $100,000 if they're not out of their current allotment by this weekend in California's governor, meanwhile, wants to use dentist toe vaccinate people as his state remains the epicenter of the current wave. Meanwhile, the hospital in Northern California had to quickly vaccinate more than 800 people. This after a freezer that was holding the Madonna vaccine failed, prompting officials to do an emergency distribution before the before the vaccine spoiled Want to alert you that a freezer that has 830 vaccines. Doses has exceeded 8 C. We know that it exceeded 8 C at 2 A.m.. The Madonna vaccine has a 12 hour shelf life. So that's one of our clock started at 2 A.m.. So here we are. At 11 35. We all recognized that these vaccines needed to go into a zoo many arms as possible with the goal of making sure there was no waste.
The Latest: Quebec imposing 8 p.m. curfew beginning Saturday
"Health and Human Services secretary Alex needs are is calling on states to speed up the process of distributing coronavirus vaccines H. R. was responding to reports the distribution process was too slow it would be much better to move quickly and end up vaccinating some lower property people then let vaccine sit around while states try to micromanage this process there are seventeen million doses and at last check just four point eight million people in the U. S. had gotten their first shot also a vaccine partnership with pharmacies is getting an early start which will eventually cover more than forty thousand pharmacy locations from nineteen chains and associations across the country Dr Anthony Fauci believes the U. S. could soon give one million vaccinations a day at Donahue Washington
More data needed before giving just one vaccine dose
"From ABC News, a milestone in getting the Corona virus vaccine out. This is a big David, We're back. This is three weeks. Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, with health care care workers workers getting getting their their second second shop, shop, completing completing the the vaccination vaccination against against the the Corona Corona virus, virus, but but there there have have been been calls calls for for the the dose dose is is being being held held for for the the second second shot shot to to be be given given out out to to people people as as the the first first shop. shop. The argument that more people will get at least some protection. But Health and human Services Secretary Alex Cesar tells ABC News. The data just isn't there to support that, and we're not going to do that. We're holding and reserve that second dose because we believe we need to go according to what the FBI has said is the Safe and effective way to use these vaccines and ABC News Medical contributor Doctor A locked hotel agrees just giving out one shot instead of two. We're going against what the end points were in the clinical trial, and there are assumptions about how long this immunity could last from just one shot. I really do hope that this is considered, he says. Giving people first shots without the second one available
Riverside County Hospitals Running Out Of Beds, Staff As Coronavirus Surges
"I see you capacity for the 11 County region remains it 0%. The same goes for the San Joaquin Valley region. Dr. Mark Alley, the state's health and human services secretary, says that does not mean there are no beds available. It's the hospital's air, surging to deal with high numbers of patients and ICUs have so many covert patients that they're ill prepared to care for people with non covert emergencies. We are essentially are projecting that the ICU capacity is Improving in Southern California and family Keene Valley, and the demand will continue to exceed capacity, Galli says. If the projections for adjusted ICU capacity of rise above 15% at any time, the stay at home order will be lifted. When I say it's remains in Southern California, the order remains in San Working Valley. It is not to say that it is there again for at least another three weeks. It could be shorter than that, given the huge numbers of new cases being reported. In L. A county hospitalizations are expected to keep rising and they've been setting a new record daily for weeks now. Claudia Plastic Utah, KNX 10 70 NewsRadio, Los
Stay-At-Home Order To Remain In Southern California
"In California, both southern California in the San Joaquin Valley have their ICUs filled the capacity because of the Corona virus. Health and Human Services Secretary Dr Mark Galli says they remain under stay at home order is the order will remain because those projections to not show that same one king Valiant Southern California have projected for weeks out. I see you capacity over 15% so they will remain under the order for the time
California hospitals in crisis amid record number of coronavirus patients
"Coronavirus patients are overwhelming hospitals and large swath of California Even as Cupid 19 hospitalizations stabilizes some parts of the state Intensive care units in Southern California and the agricultural San Joaquin Valley have no capacity remaining. California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr Mark Galli says hospitals are working very hard trying to keep up with the patient load over 20,000 current hospital admissions do to covet. Seen a 36.5% increase in the last 14 days. This is a tremendous amount of work for these hospital systems. California's heading into a new phase it's been preparing for is it sets up hospital beds and arenas School's intense though it's struggling to staff. The state officials also notified hospitals that the situation is so dire that they should prepare for the possibility that they'll have to resort to crisis care guidelines, which could mean rationing
COVID vaccine from Novavax is latest to enter Phase 3 trials
"Now surpassing 19 million in the United States. There's hope this morning that yet another vaccine will soon be made available. ABC is Monaco saw Rob has more another vaccine candidate is nearing the finish line Novavax announcing its launching face through trial in the US, It comes amid growing questions about the distribution of fight. There's vaccine already underway. Ah Walgreens and Kentucky reportedly gave doses to non priority patients after receiving more doses than it needed for nursing home workers. Walgreens calling this quote an isolated situation in Maryland based Novavax is the fifth company to launch a large scale trial of a covert vaccine. In the United States, Meantime, here in Massachusetts and plan to give the vaccine to all residents and workers in long term care facilities that is underway, State Health and Human Services Secretary Mary Lou Sutter's saying about 115,000 residents and staff statewide. Need to be vaccinated. It's now 7
Trump administration to purchase additional 100 million Pfizer vaccine doses
"Kogo in two years time, 7 32. The government, adding more doses of one of the vaccines approved to combat the coronavirus. coronavirus. The The federal federal government government will will buy buy 100 100 million million additional additional doses doses of of the the fighter fighter vaccine vaccine in in exchange exchange for for giving giving the the pharmaceutical pharmaceutical company company greater greater access access to to raw raw materials materials to to make make the the shots shots by invoking the Defense Production Act. In a statement, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Cesar said. This new federal purchase can give Americans even more confidence that we will have enough supply the vaccinate every American who wants it by June. 2020 70 million doses are expected by the end of
Pfizer to supply US with additional 100M vaccines doses
"Sizer will supply the U. S. with an additional one hundred million doses of the covert vaccine under a new agreement the drugmaker says they expect to deliver all the doses by July thirty first under the terms of the two billion dollar deal the government also has the option to acquire up to an additional four hundred million doses Fizer already has a contract to supply the government with a hundred million doses of its vaccine which was the first to gain FDA approval followed by mode or not health and Human Services secretary Alex azar says the latest deal can give the American people confidence they'll be enough supply to vaccinate everyone who wants it by June I'm Julie Walker
Pfizer to supply US with additional 100M vaccine doses
"In the arms will continue today. For health care workers across the country. White House Task force Dr Anthony Fauci got his yesterday operation Warp speed will go down historically, as a highly successful endeavor that helped develop the Madonna vaccine he got is the government works out a deal to get a lot more of Fies ear's version. Fox is Rachel Sutherland as an update Live day, the federal government by 100 Million additional doses of the visor vaccine in exchange for giving the pharmaceutical company greater access to raw materials to make two shots by Poking the Defense Production Act. In a statement, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Cesar said this new federal purchase and give Americans even more confidence that we will have enough supply to vaccinate every American who wants it by June of 2021 70 million doses are expected by the end of June, with the remaining to be delivered a month later.
Dr. Anthony Fauci gets the coronavirus vaccine
"Dr Fauci got his vaccine today. Some of the nation's top health officials, including Dr Anthony Fauci, and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Cesar, received the Madonna Corona virus vaccine on camera this morning. I have complete confidence in the safety and efficacy of these vaccines and want to encourage everyone who has the opportunity to get vaccinated so that we could have a veil of protection over this
Trump administration to withhold Medicaid funding from California
"Administration says that is cutting to win a million dollars in health care funding for California because The state requires insurance providers to pay for an abortion, health and human services secretary out of Cesar said in that statement that in his view California's violated federal laws and refused to take corrective action. Incoming, But an administration could reverse all of this president elect. Nominating the California A Jihad bigger. Bezerra was a supporter of abortion rights to head up health and human services. What do you
Health officials track safety as COVID-19 vaccines roll out
"California Public health officials say we are in the middle of the biggest surge since the pandemic began. Joshua Lipton has details live in the Cocoa News Center, state Health and Human Services Secretary Dr Mark Galley. So staffing is the main concern for hospitals. If you look at where we were Two weeks ago with cases more in the range of 15,000 per day on average, and you look at where we are now creeping towards and even above 30,000 cases per day. That should tell you that in the next couple of weeks what are hospitals will be facing Governor Newsome says. Visor is sending more vaccines to California, he says. We're on track to vaccinate nearly two million Californians by the end of the year. Meanwhile, the remaining ICU bed capacity in the Southern California region, which includes San Diego, is down to 1.7% live in the new center Joshua Lipton, Coco News.
Major snowstorm bears down on the Northeast
"Public health officials are keeping a close eye on a major snowstorm that's bearing down on parts of the northeastern United States. NPR's Windsor Johnston reports. The storm has the potential to disrupt the shipments of covert 19 vaccines. Too many areas along the East Coast. The storm is expected to bring freezing rain, heavy snow and ice to many parts of the northeast from Maine to Virginia. Speaking on Fox News Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Cesar said the agency is closely monitoring whether conditions and is prepared to handle any issues that could potentially disrupt deliveries. We literally nowhere every truck is we know where every boxes we track all of that we have Preposition CDC people at each place receiving vaccine hundreds of sites across the US, many of them. Hospitals are scheduled to receive the first round of vaccines this week, nearly three million doses and all
"human services secretary" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM
"News and traffic are news on 92 3 FM. It is five o'clock Good morning and thank you for listening to Arizona's morning news. I'm Jim Sharp and I'm Jamie West, very, very difficult situation. We know both for the residents and their families as the director of our state's Health department. Now there's a new task force recommend, if and how Long term care facilities concert welcoming back visitors and coming up after we check in on the morning commute. If you haven't mailed in your ballot for the primary election, you might want to go find it this morning. Now our top story Corona virus in Arizona. It is so tough right now to have a loved one in a long term care facility. You can't visit. Now Governor Doug Ducey has announced a task force to give recommendations on when and how visits could happen again. T'was. Jim Cross is live and feeding to details. Yeah, Jamie. That task force made up of 25 people include state lawmakers, CEOs of health care organizations and others governor recently said he understands people want to be reunited with our loved ones and long term facilities. But it has to be done safely. We do have guidance available. Once we get into a safer area in terms of case and and spread where people can go visit their loved ones in the last month of governor announced long term facilities would receive $10 million for Master P. B also funding for more video conferencing equipment. The people in the facilities to communicate with family live in Phoenix Jump cross Katie our news. There's renewed optimism and the search for a corona virus cure. It is very credible that we could have tens, the high tens of millions of doses of FDA authorized or approved vaccine. This year. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Cesar says both Moderna and Pfizer, making fast advances is part of President Trump's operation warp speed to fast track a vaccine..
"human services secretary" Discussed on KOMO
"And Human Services secretary Alex azar urging Americans to act responsibly social distance under all circumstances and if you can't wear facial coverings but you don't need as a national mandate what you need our local leaders determining the circumstances in that community however many people in some of the hard hit areas one face coverings made mandatory is twenty three states are showing increased hospital admissions more on that from ABC's Marcus Moore the rising numbers popping more governors to hit the pause button or even reverse three openings California governor Gavin Newsom ordering bars to shut down at least seven county Sunday including Los Angeles Texas and Florida going a step further closing them across the state this as we learn about new clusters of cases eighty five people testing positive for covert nineteen in an outbreak linked to a restaurant in Michigan a speaker Nancy Pelosi Sunday called totally outrageous that president trump is reported in The New York Times did not respond to reports that Russia offered bounties on U. S. troops in Afghanistan ABC's Martha Raddatz has more on what the president is saying president trump insists he was not briefed and did not know about any Russian plot doubling down on that late last night tweeting Intel just reported to me that they did not find this info credible and therefore did not report it to me or the vice president going on to college Russian hoax moments ago on Twitter the president re tweeted a video of a white St Louis couple pointing guns at black lives matter protesters in their neighborhood no shots were fired Mississippi was the last state flag that included a Confederate emblem but that's changing we have been living under this right and it does represent slavery at state senator David Jordan after yesterday's vote to decommission the flag you're listening to ABC news.
"human services secretary" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Cesar tells ABC testing is still a big issue. We've gotta test entire communities find all positive cases because this is a very different virus. With this asymptomatic spreading get every positive case get those people isolated. Governor Andrew Cuomo says. The daily death toll caused by the Corona virus fell to five yesterday, the lowest number New York state is recorded in more than three months. President Trump is denying that he'd been briefed on reported US intelligence that a Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on ABC is this week. This is bad as it gets, And yet the president will not confront the Russians on this score denies being briefed. Whether it is or not, his administration knows they're going to do a New York Times report. American intelligence officials concluded months ago that Russian officials offered rewards for successful attacks on American servicemembers last year. South Carolina Republican sounded, Tim Scott tells CBS's face the nation. He understands why so many people are protesting for racial justice in this country. I hear in the protesters is enough already. Let's get to the table and get something done. And what I hear from the protesters is This is our country. We want our voices to be heard, and Scott called on President Trump to delete a retweet. He sent a man shouting white power. It was taken down. The man police say, drove into a WalMart distribution center in northern California and went on a shooting rampage that left him and another man dead and four others wounded, was fired from his job at center last year. Authorities say Lois Lewis Lane was let go from the distribution center near Red Bluff in February 2019 after failing to show up for work. The average U. S price of regular grade gasoline increased by six cents over the past two weeks. The 2 22 a gallon it's 51 cents below the average home price from a year ago. But.
"human services secretary" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper
"But how do you respond to the charge? Those individuals did something brave for their country by voluntarily testifying, but you refuse to tell your story unless you were either forced to do so by a court or paid handsomely as you are for this book. You know. Let's let's deal with the money I. If money were the object I wouldn't have gone into the government in the first place you can, you can check out the salary levels to to see that in my judgment. The the people who testified did do the right thing given their circumstances. I was put in a different position by the way. My Deputy Charlie Kupperman was treated by the White House when the House subpoenaed him, the fact is. Is that we do know how to conduct a successful impeachment process in this country, it was the Watergate example even though Nixon wasn't convicted by the Senate he was forced to resign because Republicans and Democrats worked together, Sam Ervin Democrat chairman of the Watergate Committee worked with Howard Baker and others that didn't happen here from the get go the house advocates have impeachment pushed Republicans away. They guaranteed a partisan process and I think they left the country worse off through that. Because the Senate did acquit, and that took another guard railway. That's why I call it impeachment malpractice and I. Don't have to March yeah that drummer. Made a bad mistake. But you say the articles of impeachment were too narrow, but none of us had any idea that anything you allege happened until we read your book, We only knew about what happened with Ukraine because of the whistle blower I know that you talked about China and Turkey with bill bar and with the white. House counsel, and they apparently didn't do anything about it. But how is the House of Representatives or how are the American people supposed to know about any of this? given the fact that. No one was telling us. That they didn't take the time to find out, they pivoted from the Russia collusion. Angle to the whistle blowers report almost without any lapse of time when I resigned on September the Tenth I was trying to get my life back in order, and it took several weeks to do that or at least to get started to do it. And by the time I came up for mayor they they were already launched on a course of action by the way that very much suited donald trump, a narrowly focused approach done very quickly, so had they had. They bothered to take the time to find out what was really going on. there could have been a lotta different circumstances, but by that time they had already poisoned the well with the Republicans who might have worked with them to get the president convicted. You need a two thirds of the Senate that. That, that meant you needed a lot of Republican votes? They couldn't have cared less about getting those Republican votes, moreover on Ukraine alone they were fully prepared to say they had all the evidence. They need for the quid pro quo, and what they failed to anticipate all all these great lawyers on the House side was the Republican response, which was even if all, that's true, it doesn't rise to the level of an impeachable offense. That's why I think. It was malpractice on their part. They botched the one opportunity they had. Yeah I I. think There's an argument to be made that you could have come forward earlier in the also that even if you had the Republicans in the Senate, we're going to tolerate this behavior from president. Trump no matter what, but we ha-, we're out of time. ambassador John Bolton. Thank you so much for the question is can't happen. We make a difference..
"human services secretary" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper
"Of the Union I'm Jake Tapper this morning. The president is denying that he was told about intelligence from the US that Russia has offered bounties to taliban-linked terrorists to kill coalition troops including American troops. How could president trump not have been briefed about this? I WanNa bring in someone who knows the inner workings of the trump administration's foreign policy, former national security advisor to president trump ambassador. John Bolton the author of the new book the room where it happened. So, Ambassador Bolton welcome to CNN thanks for joining us so CNN, the New York Times, The Washington Post and others are reporting this weekend that an element of the Russian Gru has been offering bounty terrorists in Afghanistan they kill coalition troops, including Americans of course according to the US intelligence agencies. The president just tweeted this morning that he was not briefed about the so-called tax, notably no condemnation of Russia or a denial of the report of the US intelligence do believe that he's not been briefed, and and if this is true, what should the US do? Well I look I think I, we have to stress. There's much we don't know about this. And with all due respect, highly esteemed news services. You mentioned they get. They get things wrong from time to time What we do know is the Russians. Want us out of Afghanistan, they want us out of Syria. They out of Iraq. They want us out of a lot of places, and if it is true, underline the word if that they are paying surrogates to kill Americans. This is one of the most serious matters I think that has arisen in the trump administration. Now so I asked myself this morning. I've been puzzled over the tweet of the president saying I. Don't know anything about this Although this sounds like a story, I could have written on page three seventy. Two of my book, what what would motivate the president to do that because it looks bad? If Russians are paying to kill Americans, and we're not doing anything about it. It so what is the presidential reaction is to say it's not my responsibility. Nobody told me about it. and therefore t t to duck any complaints that he hasn't acted effectively. This is part of the problem with trump president trump's decision making in the national security space It's just unconnected to the to the reality he's dealing with. It's about his personal position. Yeah and the other thing that's interesting about it is look. The Russians have been operating destabilizing operations. They've been. They've been pushing these stabilize. destabilizing operations in Afghanistan for a long long time General Nicholson complained about this a couple years ago. The concept that the Russians are actually helping the Taliban arming the Taliban Is Not A. Surprise, and it also gets to the idea that the Russians are not our friends. Well nobody's GonNa. Jump Up and say oh. That doesn't sound like Vladimir Putin and the Russian government My only caution is before we go too far down the track. Just because it's in press reports doesn't necessarily mean it's accurate, and there's also some word play in here. Was the president briefed or was he just told about it but but the fact that the president feels compelled to tweet about the news story here shows that what his fundamental focus is is not the security of our forces, but whether he looks like he wasn't paying attention so well. Nobody told me therefore you can't blame me. Well. That's that's the other point. Is it seems as though? President would want to say. This report. Calm I can't comment on whether or not. It's true, but we're GONNA do everything we can to protect our fighting men and women. Twenty two US soldiers were killed in Afghanistan in two thousand nineteen I mean if even one of them was tied to this. That's one too many, but we hear nothing from the president about this. What if this intelligence is true? Let me just ask you this. If this intelligence is true, what should president trump to? What should the US government do? Well again, underlining the word, if on whether it's true, I think you've got to consider a number of strong measures against Russia if we had a real sustained strategic discussion with Moscow, and that that was one of the things I tried to do. Obviously unsuccessfully these sorts of issues would be addressed, but It's very hard with the herky-jerky way. The president approaches. These things to be able to do that. Make no mistake though when you go after American service members directly or indirectly, you are attacking the United States and I think could call for some very severe measures against the Russians. You write in your book that you never asked. President trump directly his opinion on Putin because you were quote, perhaps afraid of what I might hear unquote. What do you mean by that? Do you think it's possible? That Putin has information on President Trump I? I just wasn't sure what you were driving out there. Yeah I. If if I thought there were information I would have revealed it because I think that would be the most disturbing thing you could imagine. I think just as a matter of What the shrinks would say about this. The president obviously has an affinity for strong authoritarian leaders. I think his policies with respect to Russian assertiveness against the United. States have been wildly inconsistent tough on one aspect week on another. And I think that's also part of the problem to have a sustained strategic view of US Russia relations. You have to have a clear understanding of your objectives. You have to have policies that make sense over a long period of time. That's not the way we do business with Russia. At least not in the trump administration it's on in the morning off in the afternoon back and forth so here's a question. When this press report first appeared a couple of days ago, if in fact, the president had not heard anything about the matter before presumably what he should have done is call up the national, security. Advisor. The director of National Intelligence. Somebody said. Going on here, what are the facts now? If that didn't happen in the last forty eight hours that in and of itself, is disturbing. I was when I was covering coronavirus crisis a few days ago, I was thinking about this section in your book and what you talked about this conversation you had with then chief of staff John Kelly about the president's leadership Kelly asks you quote. What if we have a real crisis like nine eleven? With the way he makes decisions, and that made me think about this moment. We're in right now. One hundred twenty five thousand Americans dead more than forty times the death toll from nine eleven in a way have John Kelly's fears been realized with the coronavirus pandemic. Well I think certainly in part I mean. This was a very emotional conversation between the two of us, and and we were, we had different views on some things, but I think we were both in the government to try and serve the country, and and discussing how difficult it was..
"human services secretary" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper
"We can, and we have to get back to work back to school and back to health care. I've been Michigan. I've been in Massachusetts. Writes responsibly well. That's not so much about what the law says on the reopening as our behaviors are within that if we act irresponsibly if we don't social distance if we don't use face coverings in settings where we can't social distance if we don't practice appropriate personal hygiene, we're going to see spread of disease, and so this is why you see. The local authorities are reimposing certain community mitigation restrictions where they've seen inappropriate individual behavior. That's enabled spread. So the the Secretary I'm sorry the Chairman of the Senate Health Committee Senator Lamar? Alexander Republican from Tennessee. He just told. You on inside politics before this show. That it would be helpful if president trump sometimes wore masks so that the idea of masks was not seen as a pro-trump or an anti-trump step, but rather just a healthcare step. You talked about the importance of wearing masks. Don't you think it undermines the message that you are trying to give that? The surgeon general is trying to give the doctors, burks and found. You're trying to give when president trump not only refuses to wear a mask publicly, but he makes fun of people who wear masks, and also he holds. These rallies were no one. No one is social distancing, and no one is wearing a mask. Doesn't that undermine the message that you were trying? Trying to give well I am the president's Health Secretary and I am telling people just what president trump has said from day one in the reopening guidelines social distance where facial covering where you can't practice social distancing, engage inappropriate, personal hygiene, and you know people. In the last several weeks we've seen folks engage in mass gatherings for any number of political and first amendment reasons that are very important as part of our civic fabric and I'm not gonNa comment on those aspects, but I'll talk about it from a public health perspective, which is I, encourage all individuals who choose to engage in these kinds of activities of whatever for whatever variety and for whatever reason. Protect Yourself. Examine your own. Individual circumstances examined the circumstances of the live with and take appropriate precautions you have you have to take on I? Agree with your own. We've behaviors. I agree with you and we have been saying consistently on CNN on my shows. If you're going to go out and protest well first of all, if you're in a vulnerable bloop, shouldn't but second off. You're going to please social distance. Please wear a mask, but you know that there is a difference between indoor and outdoor, indoor and outdoor activity. It seems that indoor activity is much more dangerous potentially. And yet the president continues to have these rallies where. Not only does he not wear a mask, but no one on stage with him does and none of his supporters do, and frankly I worry about his supporters going into these indoor rallies, not social distancing and not wearing masks, even though you are saying that they should be the president and his campaign are not telling them to do so. We'll Jake I just with regard to the president? You know he's in a very unique position. The president, the vice president, or tested regularly. Anybody around them protested that day. They're their leaders of the free world. They have very different circumstances than the rest of our message has been consistent, which is at the Surgeon General? said this back in March. Always assess your individual. Individual circumstances are you risk or people in your family or your your or your home at risk, and that means eighty years, and over or say sixty, five, an over with three of the very important comb entities like hypertension, diabetes, renal failure excetera. Assess what's going on in your community. What's happening in? Montana's going to be very different than what's happening in Las. Las Vegas in terms of community, spread and risk, and then assess the type of activity that you're engaging in. Are you taking a walk in the park or are you eating outside at a restaurant or you're going out to an overcrowded bar and you've got to take individual responsibility, but the important thing for the American people to know is our circumstances today even. Even, the very serious situation in these localities very serious, that has to be tackled. Are Situations very different than it was several months ago? We have hospital capacity. We have personal protective equipment. Ren Reserves of at our hospitals and our states at our national level. We now have therapeutics. We have steroids rim desk severe. We have convalescent plasma and if you have had. Please contact your America Dot Cross or your local blood bank and donate plasma, so we can increase our supplies for people and we're advancing on vaccines. We're definitely in a different position than we were several months ago, but just to take issue with a few things you said, first of all the AMA says there's still a p. p. e. problem in some hospital. Second of all some hospitals including in Arizona are actually starting to approach maximum capacity, and they're worried about what's going to what it's GonNa look like in two weeks and third of all Sir with all due respect you, the surgeon general. Dr Founded Dr Burks. Yes, you are all consistent. You've had one. One message, president, trump and vice president pence are not having that message. They are not out there. Saying that masks are important, they are not out there. Demonstrating the importance of social distancing, they are holding rallies in which individuals are not social distancing at all. Do you think it's going to be safe to go to Florida to have masses, thousands of people going into the Republican? National Convention in a few months for the for the president in a state that is right now experiencing a huge surge in corona virus. So I WANNA go back to some of the things you said there because I want to make sure. The American people are reassured about some of the actions of their government and of their healthcare system. You know the with all respect to the they don't have the information we have. We literally are on the phone with the hospitals in Arizona Texas. California Florida everyday measuring their PP supplies and their reserves, and making sure that we're there to to support them in Arizona. Arizona? Fifteen percent of hospitalizations in patient are from covert. The rest of their capacity is consumed with other hospital uses and elective procedures, and you're gonNA. See Governors and hospitals slowing down and electric procedures to make capacity. We will ensure that Americans who need hospital beds have hospital beds. If they need an ICU, they'll have an ICU bed, and if they need a ventilator, there have a ventilator and will be able to deploy therapeutics to them to help them through also. Very important that we rely on data. We're following this at the micro level. The county level the hospital. And the numbers keep going up. Let me ask you in the midst of all this. The trump administration moved this week to ask the Supreme Court to strike down the entirety of Obamacare. Obviously we're in the middle of a pandemic. Is it unconscionable during a pandemic to take health insurance away from twenty four million Americans without having a replacement plan ready to go so that there's twenty four million Americans do not have to not have health insurance in the middle of a pandemic so first off president trump has done something really historic here for the uninsured and he's he's major. There's a program that if you're uninsured. For any reason, you get the Cova care that you need with no cost sharing no co payments, no deductibles, no surprise, medical bill, so the American people need to be reassured. Get your medical care. If you're uninsured, it'll be covered..
"human services secretary" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper
"By his own administration, including a member of the White House coronavirus task fourth. Tack Taskforce Health and human. Services Secretary Alex as our secretary as our. Thank you so much for joining us this morning I. Do have to ask you on stunned that the president tweeted this video in which one of his supporters shouts white power. I assume that that's not a message you stand by. Well I've not seen that video or that tweet, but obviously neither the president his administration, nor I would do anything to be supportive of white supremacy. Or anything that would that would support discrimination of any kind. You think that was a mistake by the president to tweet a video in which one of his apparent supporters says white power very clearly on the video. A Jake as I as I said. I've been I've been here. Getting Ready to speak to you I've not seen that, and so I don't want to comment further on that, but obviously the President Ni- has hold administration would stand against any acts of white supremacy. All right well. We just played it for you, but I'll move on. New cases are increasing in two thirds of the United States this morning on the deadly coronavirus pandemic, one, hundred, twenty, five thousand plus Americans are dead and take a look at this graph. The US just had our two highest days of new cases, yet you can see how that compares to the curves for the European Union and for South Korea. What we're doing is not working. What new steps is administration going to take to stop the spread so jake? We know that we're seeing surging in cases especially in counties in America's south We've heard from the governor's that the average age is below is is below age thirty five of these cases they're younger and asymmetric cases in many instances, nationwide or for Taliban. Hospitalization rates are at a two month lows, but we are seeing increasing hospitalizations from covert in these areas. And what are the steps that we're taking to deal with? At first, this surveillance and testing is actually bringing out this information so unlike our western peers we actually are doing significant ace of dramatic testing, so at least we have. The knowledge of what's happening were deploying teams out to state and local areas. Because this is very much a community based situation you've got to get. You can't just do contact tracing. Doctor FAUCI talked about this on Friday. You can't just sit in a public health office and make phone calls. Calls. We've gotta get the local authorities. We've got to help them. Get out into the community where the disease is spreading and test everybody in a community get all positive cases. Get them isolated. We have now. Things are very different from two months ago. We now have three therapeutics. We have hospital capacity. We have reserves. A personal contact of equipment were speeding our way towards towards having vaccines. I'm so very different situation, but this very very serious situation, and the window is closing for us to take action and get this under. You. Know that that the what happens. Mortality Death is lagging indicator I the cases go up then hospitalizations go up then death goes up. We're in step one right now. Do you expect hospitalizations and deaths to go up in the coming weeks? Given this spike in new cases that we're seeing and not just a new cases, but spike in positivity rate, meaning the percentage of people being tested is also going up. Up Well Jake those are certainly wrist raise that are appropriate to be concerned about. That's why one of my messages to individuals in these hot zones would be if you have engaged in behaviors in the last couple of weeks where you have not exercised appropriate social distancing, and if you couldn't socially distant, make yourself socially distant worn face coverings, we encourage you get tested. Protect vulnerable members of your household and others. Get tested because you could put yourself, but more importantly you could put our most vulnerable citizens at risk of severe complications or even fatality. So the performance by the United States relative to other hard hit countries has frankly been awful. The hardest hit countries and the European Union Italy and Spain. They're down ninety percent from their peaks. The US got its case numbers down about a third, and now we're going back and we're higher right now in terms of our peak in April. We're the only wealthy country with a double bump curve. So why is that? And what more are we going to do? Other than getting in communities as you said? We'll jake what we're doing is. WE'VE GOTTA get down at that local level. That is really critical I. I'd rather have no cases, but I'll tell you what I'd. I'm glad that we have a robust testing system that is actually bringing out this data and telling us that we have youth who are getting this disease, who may be a symptomatic and may be spreading. You know countries in Europe don't necessarily test a symptomatic. Symptomatic cases they test people, their protocols tests those with symptoms I'd rather have the data that we have to not take action, and we've taken action like in North Carolina in the last couple of weeks, working in partnership with the state and local communities like Mecklenburg County. We've actually been able to turn that situation around, and it's these types of very community based interventions working with local leaders. NGOs trusted community figures. Get into the community. Get people tested. Get people isolated and protect and ring-fence most vulnerable. Health experts with whom I've spoken say the spread is almost certainly tied to reopening to fast. Texas and Florida have had to reimpose some corona virus restrictions. Can you name even one a that is actually followed the White House guidelines on reopening, so jake. It's not really about reopening..
"human services secretary" Discussed on State of the Union with Jake Tapper
"Is desperate for leadership, after months of personal and economic sacrifice and loss, it is now clear that the US has failed to get the corona violence pandemic. As of this morning, there are more than two point. Five million cases of COVID nineteen in us, and more than one, hundred, twenty, five, thousand, five hundred Americans dead Friday at the first coronavirus task force briefings since the vice president pence painted a picture that seemed frankly out of touch with reality, declaring the US had quote flattened the curve as cases hit a new record single day high on Saturday. Florida broke its record for new cases with nine thousand, five hundred eight five cases reported in a single day. The governor's in. In Florida and Texas are already rolling back. Some reopening plans and other states have paused. There's as a nation is scrambling to control the spread of this virus. The president who spent Saturday golfing has been tweeting among other subjects about his political opponent. Joe Biden about the vandalism of monuments, and about his own television ratings just this morning. Shockingly, the president tweeted thanking great people of the villages, and he showed a video in which someone driving a golf cart with trump. Twenty twenty signs can be clearly heard shouting white power. Shift. Where you go, how? The message, the president has not been communicating however critical public health guidelines developed.
"human services secretary" Discussed on KNSS
"Human Services secretary Alex HR if Americans take the proper precautions it's not an issue of health versus our economy it's actually an issue of health versus health by being locked up in our homes there's a very real health consequences that social and economic dislocation leads to suicide and mental illness the secretary on fox this Sunday morning futures take it seriously but manage the risk that's the virus playbook Arkansas governor Aissa Hutchinson is following we have less than one hundred hospitalizations are death rate is low compared to the rest of the country it doesn't diminish the seriousness in which we take it the governor on fox news Sunday because of the pandemic scores of events have been canceled around the world but the White House is holding out hope that some upcoming events can happen as planned the G. seven summit in the U. S. is set now for late June national security adviser Robert o'brien on CBS face the nation says it's hoped the meeting can be held in person in DC even as covert case numbers are high the logistics will make sure everybody's tested will make sure that it's a safe environment I have the leaders can come here but would love to have a store in Washington then there is the general election o'brien says no question people will be able to vote at the polls on November third we'll have to see what happens with the virus but we want to make sure that that we have a free and fair election president trump is against using mail in ballots tweeting today it would lead to the greatest rigged election in history fox is going all Scott British prime minister Boris Johnson is standing by a senior adviser who is facing pressure to resign after violating coronavirus lockdown restrictions the prime minister says Dominic Cummings acted responsibly and legally America's listening to fox news a cold front is headed our way with clouds moving into the midday hours and afternoon showers and thunderstorms possible will hit about eighty five by this afternoon showers and thunderstorms tonight and our low dropping to about sixty five memorial day showers and thunderstorms often on mid seventies this is K. and SS meteorologist Steve Hamilton where the truth still live Dr I am happy to be the last man standing Rush Limbaugh I am happy to be the one lone outpost in.
"human services secretary" Discussed on KHVH 830AM
"Human Services secretary Alex HR if Americans take the proper precautions it's not an issue of health versus our economy it's actually an issue of health versus health by being locked up in our homes there's a very real health consequences the social and economic dislocation leads to suicide and mental illness the secretary on fox this Sunday morning futures take it seriously but manage the risk that's the virus playbook Arkansas governor Aissa Hutchinson is following we have less than one hundred hospitalizations are death rate is low compared to the rest of the country it doesn't diminish the seriousness in which we take it the governor on fox news Sunday because of the pandemic scores of events have been canceled around the world but the White House is holding out hope that some upcoming events can happen as planned the G. seven summit in the U. S. is set now for late June national security adviser Robert o'brien on CBS face the nation says it's hoped the meeting to be held in person in DC even as covert case numbers are high the logistics will make sure everybody's tested will make sure that it's a safe environment if the leaders can come here but would love to have a store in Washington then there is the general election o'brien says no question people will be able to vote at the polls on November third we'll have to see what happens with the virus but we want to make sure that that we have a free and fair election president trump is against using mail in ballots tweeting today it would lead to the greatest rigged election in history fox says colonel Scott British prime minister Boris Johnson is standing by a senior adviser who is facing pressure to resign after violating coronavirus lockdown restrictions the prime minister says Dominic Cummings.
"human services secretary" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"But clearly they are in the mix and and, and doing a lot of work to try to move move stuff forward through the legislative process and they're great listeners, they, I really felt like what I would talk to them. I was heard. And then they were really generous with, with. Mentorship and support. And you know, helping me realize things, now you session ends, you're back into sort of civilian life now. And, and your your. Your instincts. I think maybe go back to the back the arts after all those years at Flynn and you have a very interesting summer project here involving a photographic exhibit devoted to the work of Donna and mcadams and tell us a little bit about this. Sure this is a project that actually began two years ago because when I was at the Flynn, I also curate at the exhibitions there and so Donna, and I began talking, and she's an amazing photographer. She was for twenty three years house for Taga for New York for PS one twenty two which one of in the eighties and the nineties, one of the most seminal performance spaces in New York where a lot of the guard artists came through. And so there were people like Karen Finley. They wanna Novic Ron eighth -i, but Allen Ginsberg would be there. Meredith monk would be there spoiling, gray different people. And it's at that place, he would see them. First before they kind of mainstreamed Delara spaces. And she would sit every performance very quietly inside. Just take pictures of them and what I found was when I moved in my career I see here at these shows doing that. But then as I moved on my career, we would I was at the Walker arts in Minneapolis in the nineties, and we were bringing many of these artists that we had I seen there. But of course, their publicity photos were right down and mcadams. And so she was someone who really captured that zeitgeist of that eighties nineties in New York. And of course, at the same time in that period aids was starting to happen in the artist community orc it was devastating. Donna was not only photographing in the theater, she was photographing in the streets for the early queer liberation work, and act up photo she got some great pictures there when there was don't ask, don't tell for the military. There was some. Veterans marching around that in support of that. And she was there. So, but what's interesting to me about Don is that she's not a detached photographer. She is sitting there like I in the theater, and she doesn't try to sculpt it herself. She does, we gotta fix the light. She captures a moment in live performance. It's like a partnership, the same thing with all these St. activists things. She did she she's involved as an activist as a toggle resources, not sculpting the image. She's actually being very in empathetic partnership. So she did those and then Donna at the same time was going once a week to Staten Island for day home for folks schizophrenia, she did photography workshop with them. Then when I moved to Vermont, I do. I realized I knew Donna from New York. I didn't realize it was living here with her husband and San gate. Vermont, they have a go. Farm, they raise goats they melt for the goats, and they make cheese. She continues once a week, she goes over New York and photographs that the back stretch of the race track. She's photographing some cloistered nuns. She just goes into these communities and find things she's continued to make great work. What I realized is that New York only thinks of her in the eighties and nineties, don't really know what she's been doing. And Vermont has no idea that this quiet amazing artists lives in San gate and she's collected museums all over the world. She has books of her work. And so, I said, you know, let let's, let's see can get a retrospective of forty five years of your work together now saying gains down in Bennington county right by Arlington in the south west of the state, and I was just remarking actually Neil and I were talking to few minutes ago about the. About the southern Vermont, he, he worked in Bennington for a number of years before he came up to up to Montpellier, Neil Swamy. And, you know, that is a part of the state that I feel like I'm gonna start trying to pay a bit more of attention because it is very much a part of Vermont, and the fabric of Vermont do think that there is sometimes a tendency for those of us who live and hang out in the sort of Montpellier to Burlington corridor here to forget, and, and, and nor what goes on in other parts of the state, and here's a chance for folks to from, you know, the WD heart of the WD listener take a trip down to brattleboro and and, and taking this art show at the museum there. It's going to be starting what date it's June twenty. Second next. It's great. It's going to be three months and bridal borough. Then it goes to Rutland at the castle Bank gallery. And then it goes to Saint John's berry, Kadam art Senate goes up to Stowe day, art center. And then goes at the Flinn next summer. So what's great about this? Is we Don and I approach brattleboro museum and said we'd love to do this retrospective, and they didn't over work. And so we start showing the work. Of course, of course, this would be great. And then I thought, well, we have this, this interesting artist and she's really under known here in Vermont. Let's see if we can, and all and usually all of these organizations, don't share exhibitions to curate his want to do their own thing. But all five of these institutions had yeah, let's do this together. Let's release showcase Vermont artists, so it's been a joy to put together, but the folks at brattleboro museum are utterly fantastic. And, you know the they put a catalog together, and I think Don were too easy. Trying to get the catalog just to be right. It's a sixty page catalog. And when it came last week, I was sitting there and I was just holding. At home has been doing. I said, I'm holding the book, because it looked so perfect. So it's, it's been a very pleasurable project to work on to have an idea two years ago now next week. I'll be installing with their staff down umbrella over museum than open to be nice part in Saturday. So three months Brown over most of the summer, and then a as you say, though, if you can't make it down Browner or just don't get around to you have other chances next year to take in this the this display this exhibit at, at several other venues around remind. And so that's a that's going to be a good opportunity for folks to familiarize yourself with someone who's read a little of the of the clips that press clips, and so on, on, on, on this work in, and she's very highly regarded, Donna and mcadams and, and, and she has it, it is interesting to me that she's a little bit flown under the. Radar is Vermont thing speaking of artists, I gotta ask you must be pretty excited about the news the other day about the Tony awards. Incredible incredible. Wasn't that mazing one? Fourteen nominations at one eight eight Tony awards, Haiti's town production, it began at the Barre opera house, what thirteen years ago or so has had a few tweaks overtime, the brainchild initially of an ice Mitchell of Remond, Vermont musician and artist in, and, and several other of Ben matchstick and other Vermont IRS involved in, in the in this project and all of a sudden burst on the scene at Broadway. And it just I think it's a good example of an interesting phenomenon here where Vermont, I think sometimes regarded, and thinks of itself as a fairly small state, and maybe somewhat of a backwater, or whatever in certain respects. But we actually have some real big league talent coming out of here. Well, you know, fun home a couple years ago was the big Broadway. Cessation. That was based on Ellison, Bechtel's graphic novel Vermont, or so it is amazing that it's how long these pieces take like you said that was what you said two thousand six berry, and it had that version, it had album that nice put out and then it had another production about a year ago, but at the same director and after that they revamped it again because they realized they hadn't gone quite right to Broadway. And I thought, oh my gosh, this is a lot of risk for this kind of concept. Is this going to work and looks like it's really amazing? But how much time are just put into making stuff and how? They sometimes fail process fail. And then get up and try again and -solutely that is a real real testament to, to that kind of process that, that, that you can actually have a habit work, that is getting that, that, that redo on multiple occasions over the course of thirteen years, and, and, and all of a sudden show up and, and hit the big time and, and get get the get kinda credit. I mean it really is truly is a testament, I think to to the to Vermont's. You know, one thing that always struck me about the art scene here, and is how excessively it is. And how I think, you know, ticket prices, aren't what they are in the big city, anybody can go in here in my I live in my very familiar with this program called capital city concerts. Absolutely, you know series and they've and they've. Bring in Karen covers of flu Stu lived in montpelier for a long time. She's now over in Addison county, but, you know, there's somebody who basically decided, I'm living in this small town. I'm a I'm top-flight flutist. I wanna gig, so I'm gonna make the gig. And she did she made this concentrates, they bring in some very, very top-flight people from around the world, you know, and it's just amazing to me, you know, I can walk there from my house and typically, like. Twenty bucks for ticket. Well, when I was at the Flynn center for eight years, we've made a conscious decision that even for the Broadway shows to bring in that the last round, the theater would be twenty five dollars. Yeah. Where else can see a Broadway show for twenty five Broadway touring show? So, you know, it, it was, you know, to make it full circle about art and politics as you were talking about that. I was reminded of a conversation had with a few other legislators, who are also artists good thing about artists is when you work in some of the work keep making it better, if you work on doesn't work, dropping, try something else that has been really helpful to me in the legislature might learning process as the artist is, like, okay, I can figure this out the art of politics and, and maybe not uncommonly the politics of art. There always some of that going on as well. So there's a just another another couple of human endeavors between which there may be a bit of a thin line and not, not a not, not a huge surprise, but something worth pointing out from time to time. John collapse is my guest. He is a state Representative from south Burlington, the democrat in his first term in the legislature. He's not in his first term in Vermont. That's for sure. The longtime executive director of the Flint theater left that post. What about a year ago? Yes. And, and, and I was, I was going to retire from the Flynn and Helen head, who is my state represents south took me to lunch. And she.
"human services secretary" Discussed on The Dave Gram Show on WDEV
"In our only on WD EV now back to the Dave Graham show on WD FM, and AM. Didn't we knew our second half hour on this Thursday morning? Hyun. The thirteenth two thousand nineteen and my next guest is John as a very interesting guy. He's a state Representative from Berlin from south Burlington, these days, he was the longtime executive director of the Flynn theater, and Burlington and really key player in the in the Vermont arts scene. And we're going to be talking with John a little bit about his latest, his latest project that he's promoting statewide statewide tour starting at Brownsboro, a little next week and a photographic exhibit devoted to a Vermont artist, Donna and mcadams. And but before we get to that, I wanna talk politics and legislative stuff with this. I term legislator a little bit in John collected. Thanks for joining me this morning. Thanks, art and politics. But I you know, Neil just on with you and you're listening for here, and I really hope that kabala runs to leadership she shown in the Senate, and in this house for me as a freshman has been exemplary. And I think he's got it all she thinks he'd make a great governor. I don't know she's even interested. But, you know, I know you were talking about the, the guys who are certainly up the running. Yeah. She'll be encouraged to round, I'm gonna have to reach out the beckons, if he wants to come on this day, grab show and make any announcements that would be kind of fun. Well, that would break with the heck here here with you. I there you go. So and by the way, anybody out there is thinking about running for governor doing anything else. You, if you want to reach out to us, zippy Email de G, R, A M at radio, Vermont dot com, and we'll get you on our air here and we'll talk about whatever it is. You got up your sleeve whatever it's toil Ryan or moonshot or anything else. You're a photographic exhibit devoted to artist. We are wide open here in terms of the topics. We'd like to discuss on the day, Graham show, John Kalicki you just finish your first year as Vermont legislator, and something new and different in your life at the age of what if you don't mind, I'm sixty six years old and and house being legislator different from. Being the executive director of a major performing arts center. Well is a CEO an executive director, you're, you're the boss, and you're used to when you say something that has some weight people give you grovel toss in the world. And when I walked in, as a freshman, there were forty new people in the house, and all of us did know anything didn't know how things really worked, and we had a, so it was an extraordinary immersion into a blank page in my life, where every day, I learned, I was on the general housing military fares committee now. So we, we had the fair by water varies. Tom Stephen som- Stevens, great leader. We did military fares things. The veterans, you know, the run guard, we did paid family leave and minimum wage, and that didn't go as well as we had hoped about. It's not over. It's, you know, I think we'll see that in January come back and I think they'll be better bills because of. I would say the fortunate shenanigans at the end but I think we'll we'll get there. We also did affordable housing issues and for me it was an amazing time of learning about the lived realities of monitors. And then how I can best serve that all of those people, and it sounds like it sounds like a little bit of an exercise in humility to say you're one of forty first term legislators coming in, and you kind of have to find your seat, and find your way and after being the boss for so long in at the Flinn theater. It was freeing. It was totally free to tell you that it was like, okay I you know, I'm a beginner again, and that my whole reason I wanted to be the legislatures to service it. So I'm thinking, okay. But what's the best win? I look back. And it was only in those last. Well, you know, this far better than I it's only those last three weeks all these things come together. And, you know, a lot of say, well, you didn't -ccomplish everything, but I'm thinking of all the stuff we did for youth testing leads in the water did all the moving electric cigarettes vaping crisis to age. Twenty one is, I think really important vestment childcare some point four million dollars. That's pretty amazing. We on Monday, I'm going to be with the governor Norwich university because we worked in in my committee, and then it was passed the burn pill. All right. Yeah. And, you know, we have ten thousand for months veterans that served in the last two decades. And in their deployments. They were these football field size where garbage dumps that actually were burning the garbage twenty four seven. And we are now seeing that many that it's this generation's Agent, Orange that many of our troops came home sick, and there's some rare forms of cancer that are manifesting now. So it's important the burn pit ins registry to get our veterans to sign up for it. So we can actually see if these are presumptive causes or if they're you know if it's really causative because it's then at the department vents has to, you know do restitution around it. So. Now a year ago, I couldn't have told you anything about this date. And so it's like this is incredible. Just incredible opportunity. Yeah. That is an exciting thing, and obviously, a big change personally for you. And it seems like you're really reveling in it. So that's, that's pretty cool say. And yes and, and kudos for stepping up and running for the legislature, something that a lot of our monitor's think about from time to time. And I suspect many more about it that actually do it. So it's, it's a fairly big undertaking. You're, you're you don't. It's not a forty hour week that you worked from from January to, to may when you're in legislature, and, and nobody gets rich doing it. That's for sure. It's not a no. It was about a ninety percent pay-cut. So. There you go. That's a that is a significant bay cut. But all right. Well, John, I also wanted to get you to reflect actually a little more on, on the legislature here. What do you think what was the biggest lesson? You learned what was the any surprises? Anything that jumps out of us, like this is the thing that really struck me that I had no idea going. Well, I love watching the way coalitions were built around certain topics certain issues. And sometimes, I would watch and be told the stakes many sessions to happen prisons, a childcare initiative that went through that, that was about six years in the making, you know, I personally my we spent a lot of time on paid family leave and minimum wage. That was, of course last session as well in the session before that. I think we're closer to the finish line now. And so it's fascinating the outside think, okay, how do you build these goalers around things that I might be interested in, or I signed cosign things and. The other part is when we had volatile issues like reproductive choice. And that was, I think something very important to pass the twenty four waiting periods at the governor just feed out. We had those public hearings, I tried to sit there and a neutral space because we had people for these issues against these issues and try to understand the live realities of people, and then try to make the best decisions for Vermont on these issues. I, of course, a great supporter of women's reproductive choice. I thought it was great while we did. And particularly in terms of what other states are doing now, I think, for monitor should be very proud of our stand there. And you know, I. Listen to the parents of that child who were really leading the thing about the gun in twenty four waiting period. But I heard a lot of other people about their guns. And I have a horse at a pharma, understand, people have guns and it was it wasn't taking guns away, but it you know, I wanted to understand what people were saying about it. And to me, that's been great to have to understand all sides of an issue because I find in the arts, I've been able to be in my own loop of information that I wasn't always in conversation, the people that did not have the same values. I did. So that has been the most interesting part for me is like where my own confirmation biases happening here, and how do I open up the loop to make sure understand people that is that is something that it would be great if for more politicians, more elected officials, especially the gresh level, I think could could could approach things that way. Let's have a, let's have a daily exercise in saying, you know, how am I gonna open my mind today and actually listen to the other side, and see if there's anything they're saying, I can incorporate into my own thinking, and recognize that, you know, maybe there's some, some truth in what, what this person the other end of the political spectrum is saying, and it would be, I think, valuable thing, of course, I'm not the first making observations like that. And still it seems to be getting worse. Well, it is pretty divided right now. Yeah. The thing is I felt like I got a lot of support as newcomer both as the democratic caucus that I'm a democrat. So we had that, but also just by by the Senate as well, people, welcome in, I feel, I could ask people questions because I really didn't know I'm a citizen legislator, a lot other people. So I like I had to ask beginner questions about things. And I it sounds like at some point Becca balance made a particular impression on you. I don't know what was that about. I just watched her reach across the aisle in terms of both the parties, but also from the Senate of the house. And I thought she in the end really was doing a really great job of bridging the issues of room minimum wage paid family, leave. I think we over a lot. We're when we come out of this January with some bills I think we're gonna see that she, she's she was one of the. Jill crew. Inskeep in the house also was one of the great leaders of this and those, those people in particular finer, the rate, our lot, they don't get a lot of oxygen in the room, but they are really adept at building coalitions and, and really understanding how do we move towards something towards solutions. Yeah. That's that is something that those two names, joker Wenski and, and Rebecca balanced the majority leaders and the respective chambers jail in the house, and rivet Rebecca ballot in a Senate. And you know, they get less less a little bit less ink than Tim ash. 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