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oldest living president. he turns 97 today. carter will celebrate his birthday privately at his plains, georgia home and his presidential library shared this video montage saying it was 97 years in 77 seconds. the president wished his predecessor happy birthday on twitter this morning sharing a vintage photo of the pair. thank you so much for joining "inside politics." ana cabrera picks up our coverage right now. hello on this friday. i'm ana cabrera in new york. thank you so much for being here. we begin on capitol hill this hour. democrats are struggling mightily to find middle ground as warring factions of the party threaten to tear apart president biden's agenda. this hour house democrats are back at work after a late night negotiations bogged down on that partisan infrastructure bill, the bipartisan infrastructure bill.
progressives are holding out on that as moderates hold out on a larger 3.5 trillion safety net package, the reconciliation bill and the white house and democratic leaders are now floating a compromise framework of $2.1 trillion. does that get the job done? will that number win enough support or further alienate both wings of the party? let's go to washington for some answers here. cnn congressional correspondent lauren stocks with us along with phil mattingly at the white house. lauren, you have reporting that optimism is growing after a closed door briefing today. what have you learned? >> well, look, i think house speaker nancy pelosi is trying to make it clear to her caucuses that they all do stand for getting something. they all want an infrastructure bill. they all want to re-marge the social safety net but some of the specifics are still mission, and i think that that is the concern that is really coming from democrats this afternoon. they held about a two-hour caucus meeting. they are expected to hold another caucus meeting later today to try to all get on the same page about what the next
steps should look like, aprila, but this is all coming as we have just learned that a key moderate senator, keithin sinema, from arizona is back in arizona. she has a doctor's office, and she is now negotiating remotely with the white house. of course, that could be potentially problematic because she's seen as somebody that has to get on the same page as some of these progressives who want to make sure that manchin and sinema actually agree to some kind of framework on this bigger social safety net package before they move ahead with the bipartisan infrastructure bill. there are a ton of moving parts here, and i think the question is will something come to the floor today? right now it doesn't look like that would be possible or if it did come to the floor would likely fail, but i think that we are still trying to get consensus within the democratic caucus of what their next steps are going to be and, of course, we expect another meeting later this afternoon perhaps giving more clarity, perhaps giving members another opportunity to
discuss how they are feeling about these two bills. >> lauren, stabbed by. phil, much of the focus right now is on the chasm between senator manchin and the progressives. >> i think the white house officials view it it is a painstaking process, one without a lot of clarity or path forward until over the course of the last 24 hours and this has always been the needle that they needed to thread. how do you hit a moderate senator that's top line is $1.5 trillion verse progressives who think 3.5 trillion was a compromise. that's what you saw white house officials working very closely with speaker please and majority leader chuck schumer's staff last night. could you bring senator manchin up given the dynamics and where the vote tally stood in that included a number of the planks of biden's overall and climate
proposal, kind of the backbone of his domestic policy agenda. this isn't fully fleshed out yet. the full frakework hasn't even been socialized with rank and file members but they feel like they have started to at least head in that direction to. lauren's point there's a significant amount of work to go just to get a framework together let alone write legislative text and whether or not progressives are willing to accept just a framework, whether or not senator manchin is willing to move up from 1.5 to 2.1, still very open questions and still very much subject of behind-the-scene conversations 2009 going on between the president's top advisers and members right now. one thing to keep an eye on, as things go foorkd the support available throughout the day yesterday and can is available today and white house officials say if they feel like they need to bring members down to the white house for conversations that might occur or transpire. a lot of moving parts right now. everything is very fluid. to lauren's point, over here at the white house, they feel like things are in a much better place than yesterday but they are keenly aware that the dynamics are still somewhat
shifting, still very complicated and ability to thread that needle they have been trying to for the better part of the last several weeks is still not quite there yet. there's still a lot of work to do, ana. >> democratic leaders say all the drama that we've seen in the last 48 hours or so or all week long has led to serious momentum and brought them together. so many details left to be out as you point out. thanks for your excellent reporting. let's continue this conversation. i want to bring in new york congressman and member of the progressional caucus and serves as deputy whip. congressman, good to have you with us. >> thanks, ana. >> the counteroffer as we understand it here in terms of a compromise that's on the table is 2.1 trillion. we don't know if moderate senators manchin and sinema will accept those numbers but is that getting any positive traction in your caucus? >> we had a very productive caucus meeting this afternoon. of course, we have to see the
details. as you know, the devils are in the detail. i fought very hard to include public transportation money in that package, and -- and monies to connect the -- the communities that have been disenfranchised because of the building up, for example, of the cross-bronx expressway, so we have to see how that 2.1 number affects those particular projects and really for me -- >> forgive me for a moment. isn't what you described in the bipartisan infrastructure bill that has also been up for debate here, that's already passed the senate when you talk about transportation projects and so forth? >> that's correct, but we've got to take a look at the infrastructure project to see where the cuts are going to be, because if you have a reduction in the funding, obviously there's got to be some cuts, but for me the deal break is really leaving immigrants behind in the reconciliation bill, and i've been assured by the speaker today that there will be some of version of immigration reform in
the reconciliation package, and i think that's very encouraging for me. >> i thought the parliamentarian said that couldn't happen. in fact, i know that democrats have gone back to the parliamentarian a couple of times to try to weave some kind of immigration reform into that, and it's been shot down. >> that's correct. there are two versions that have been shot down, but we have five versions. we predicted that the parliamentarian may shoot down a couple of the versions that we present, but there are three other versions and i've been assured by speaker pelosi that she's considering some of them to be included in that reconciliation bill. >> so that obviously is an example of the details that everybody needs to work out. your priority being one sim gracious and other priorities for other members are climate and others want to make sure that there aren't tax cuts to certain groups and so forth so i guess one big question i have is why aren't key progressives and
key moderates all sitting at a table right now hammering this out? >> i think we are. that's called the democratic caucus, and that's where we just were and i think we heard from progressives and mott rats. they have different priorities obviously, but i think there could be a consensus built and i think speaker pelosi is doing a fantastic job bringing us all together. i think we're getting there. when we get there is another matter, but i think we will get there, and it's really a manifestation of who we are as a caucus. we're very diverse, and that's our strength because we have different points of views, but we always have the ability to come together. >> but is the communication efficient right now? just this morning congresswoman debby dingell said speaker ploegs learned of manchin's $1.5 trillion ceiling only last week. i mean, how can that possibly be true? >> well, there must be better communications between the senate and the house, that's correct. i'm all for better
communications, but i tell you, this is never an easy task. as i said you have different folks from different walks of life that have different priorities, but that's exactly what makes the democratic caucus a strong caucus, that i'm able to hear from somebody whose main interest is agriculture or tax reform and for me, for example, it's public transportation. it's help for day care and immigration rights. that's what makes our party strong. we will come together and we will make sure that we have a successful meeting of the minds and pass both of these bills. >> my understanding is just as we've been speaking we got twhoord presword that president biden is heading to capitol hill to have conversations with key lawmakers to try to bridge this divide. what do you need to hear from the president and what does he need to do to be more helpful than he already has been? >> this is his plan, his vision and we are supportive of his plan and his vision. the question is how bold will we be? how expansive will we be?
we want to bring in as many people as possible. i talked about the food delivery people that i -- that used to bring chinese food and i used to tip them under the door right in the middle of the pandemic because we were all afraid to get out there, the young women working the cashiers at the supermarkets, and even the people right here in the cap tom that clean our offices and work in our cafeteria, we cannot leave them behind. >> we do know senator manchin has put out some key elements of the bigger biden plan that he agrees with, higher taxes on the rich, reduction in drug prices, expansions of pre-k, home health care and child tax credits. is that at this point common ground for all democrats? >> well, you know, we have to see the details on what senator manchin is proposing. you know, those are things that certainly i would support, but i want to hear from him as it pertains to, for example, public transportation and have the
second face of the second avenue subway in my district. i obviously have a great need for day care. women were disproportionately hurt by the pandemic. now they have go back to work. they cannot do it unless they have day care. i want to hear about free community colleges so we can train that workforce and they will be able to get prevailing wage jobs for those transportation infrastructure investment, so there's a lot to be discussed. i think our leader, president biden, is a visionary, and this is his plan, and i'm glad he's coming to the capitol to discuss this today. >> do you think he can make the difference? can he speed up the process? >> i believe he will make the difference. i think that he will come here and he will lay how the his vision. we'll hear about what these cuts mean, what does the reduction in the infrastructure plan mean in very precise details? we'll hear about the reconciliation package. >> forgive me because i'm confused.
when you say reduction in the infrastructure package, are you talking about reducing -- the number that was already voted on, the amount that was voted on in the senate that passed with bipartisan support, the $11.2 trillion infrastructure package, that right now is under consideration to be changed? >> no. i'm talking about the difference in the numbers that are being floated by manchin and that we are proposing and putting on the table, both transportation, infrastructure and, of course, the human infrastructure proposal. >> so you're talking about the combination, and your understanding is that 2.1 trillion compromise that's been floated out there now would be -- would incorporate both of those? >> well, i hope that it is as broad as possible and that would include as many proposals as possible so that it will have the ability to bring all of us together whether the moderates or the progressive caucus
members that actually have to go back home and show their constituency that that is recovery for everybody. >> okay. congressman, really appreciate you taking the time. >> thank you. >> i know there are a lot of details to be worked out. we'll ton stay in touch. also breaking today, a potential game-changer in the fight to get back to normal. pharma giant merck amounting it has a new bill that cuts the risk of hospitalization and death from covid-19 by half, but there are some caveats. there are some caveats. bogeys on your six, limu. they need customized car insurance from liberty mutual so they only pay for what they need. woooooooooooooo... we are not getting you a helicopter. only pay for what you need. ♪ liberty. liberty. liberty. liberty. ♪ i've spent centuries evolving with the world. that's the nature of being the economy. observing investors choose assets to balance risk and reward. with one element securing portfolios, time after time. gold. agile and liquid. a proven protector.
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possible for an experimental pill that the company says cuts the risk of covid hospitalization and death in half. cnn's elizabeth cohen joins us for more on this. elizabeth, this would be the very first antiviral pill for covid-19. what data does the company have and how promising is this? >> ana, the company has -- the company has data that's so promising that they actually stopped the clinical trial early. some experts that were monitoring the results saw that folks who got the drug can so much better than folks who got at placebo, a fake drug and bill that does nothing, that the folks who got the drug were doing so well they decided to stop the clinical trial early and merck are merck can now apply for emergency use authorization. dr. anthony fauci expects the company to imminently submit data to the u.s. food and drug administration, so let's take a look at what we know so far about the data. so first of all, this is a drug for very early stages of covid. the folks in the trial, they had
had a positive covid test only in the past five days so very, very early on. none of them were in the hospital. it was more than 700 participants. half of them got the antiviral drug and about half got the place bow, the drug that does nothing, and for the placebo folks, 45 of them were hospitalized over the next month and eight of them died. the folks who got the antiviral drug, only 28 were hospitalized and zero died, so as you can see, that is a substantial difference, and one note here, there is another drug that's out there for early stage covid. it's monoclonal antibodies, for example, regeneron and that drug works really well, too, but two issues. one, it can be quite expensive. also, it requires an intravenous flow. have you to do it intravenous and infusion or you have to give someone shots. that's much more difficult. that's much more difficult to arrange. it's not so easy. this one the doctor just calls in a prescription. ana? >> sounds so much more
convenient. elizabeth cohen, thank you. and let's discuss more with dr. richard besser, former cdc acting director and president of the robert wood johnson foundation. dr. besser, happy friday to you. merck plans to apply for emergency use here. do you think they will get it? >> you know, ana, i never like to -- like to make judgment based on a company press release, and that's all we have right now. you know, it's going to be really important for scientists to be able to look at the full study to see who was in this study. do they represent a general population. how are you going to pick who gets this and who doesn't, what were the side effects. i always look at company press releases more about their stock price than good science but i'm very excited about a drug going forward to the fda. we do need better treatments and oral therapy. it's not a replacement for vaccination as that's the way to
go. >> vaccines remain the best defense but this antiviral pill could have potential to even limit spread within a household and antivirals have beeny effective from hepatitis "c" to hiv to the flu, one of the best known tamiflu. would this drug work the same way? >> this drug from the company press release is much more effective than the data that we have on tamiflu, but the questions will be, you know, how many people need to be treated with this to see an impact. how selective was the population? i know, it was individuals who had chronic medical conditions, conditions that put them at higher risk for severe disease, but we need to look at that, and then very importantly if this is approved, how do you ensure that it gets to every community? you know, we've seen time and time again that new treatments, better therapies are getting to communities that already have the best access to medical resources. how do we get this to lower income communities, communities of color where people have been hit the hardest if this turns out to be an effective therapy?
>> there is another treatment that has had success, this monoclonal antibody treatment, but we know that involves a patient having to use an iv. would this drug replace that, do you think, and could this drug, if it does turn out to be as good as it looks initially, could it be the missing link to returning to normal life? >> well, you know, it -- again, i don't want to go too far based on a press release. it is encouraging what they are including there. oral therapy is much better than having to go for iv therapy in terms of access, in terms of convenience. you know, this is two pills over -- two pills a day for five days. that's pretty easy for people to manage, but there's no information in terms of what it does for transmission, so i -- you know, it's too early to say that this does anything in terms of reducing spread in the household or in the community. again, vaccination is something that we do know reduces the likelihood of transmission. >> and i do want to note some other promising news when it
comes to vaccination progress in that department as well. the cdc says 77.3% of u.s. adults have now had at least one covid vaccine dose. do you think that's why we're seeing a decline in new cases because today if you look at the average daily case rate it is at the lowest it has been in more than seven weeks? >> well, you know, i -- i can't answer the back end of that, but front end of that, this is really encouraging news, you know. that is a great rate. the kaiser family foundation put out data that breaks it down and looks to see, okay, how are we doing by group and one of the things that really i found extremely encouraging is that the adult vaccination rate for black americans, latino americans and white americans is about the same. all hovering around 70%. the biggest gaps we see are by political affiliation and by urban versus rural and when it comes to urban versus rural i think we need to look are there barriers to access in rural
communities? another point that the cdc made this week is people with disabilities represent the greatest potential for closing some of the vaccine great. that group hats largest percentage of people who still want to get vaccinated but who have difficulty with access so this is something at the community level that can be looked at is what's being done to reach people where they are. what are the bear dwlaers are there for people with physical disabilities, intellectual disabilities to ensure that those populations, those communities are getting access as well. >> that is such an important point. dr. richard percent, real appreciate your time. thanks for spending it with us. >> my pleasure, ana, thanks for having me on. now take a look at this new disturbing video showing a crying and shaking gabby petito telling police how her fiance brian laundrie grabbed her by the face. this new video comes amid several new developments in the search for laundrie, plus breaking just moments ago, california governor gavin newsom
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it may have been one of the last times gabby petito was publicly seen and today disturbing new police body cam video now link up with a 911 call made back in august where a bystander called police in utah to report a man hitting a woman. that call is what ultimately led to petito and her fiance brian laundrie being pulled over. here's part what have gabby told police during this incident. >> did he hit you though? i mean, it's okay if you say you hit him and i understand if he hit you, but we want to note truth if he actually hit you. >> i guess, yeah, but i hit him first. >> where did he hit you? don't worry. just be honest. >> on the side of my face, like i guess -- he didn't like hit me in the face, didn't punch me in
the face or anything. >> slap your face or anything. >> like he grabbed me with his nail and i could feel it pinching my face. >> cnn's nadeau romero. that video very disturbing. this disputes just one piece of this unfolding puzzle. what more are you learning? >> yeah. ana, so hard to watch gabby petito so emotional and what is really painful when you watch the entire interaction with police, especially when you contrast it to the images of gabby petito that we saw on social media. she was so happy and full of life and smiling and seemingly so in love with brian laundrie and now we're seeing a different perspective, a terrible day for their relationship and now that entire investigation is under an independent investigation. the response by the moab police officers, people questioning if officers there handled it quickly but listen to gabby petito as she pleads with police
to not arrest her or brian laundrie. listen. >> please, we're okay. >> i understand, but we don't have -- listen, if i had any discretion on this i would separate you guys for the day and just give you warnings to stop hitting each other but i lawfully don't have discretion here. >> you said there's a witness or something. >> two witnesses. >> and there's what he said and what you said and it all matches nicely that you were the primary aggressor. >> so that is part of what is in question here. did those police officers respond directly in believing that gabby petito was the abuser and not the victim? that's an ongoing investigation. ana. >> what are we learning about the day gabby petito's family reported her missing? >> so that body cam video august 12th, her family reported her
missing september 11th so about a month passed in between when we have that police interaction and when her family reported. gabby petito's family says that they tried to reach out to gabby, to brian laundrie and to brian laundrie's family and without really getting no answers. take a look at this police report we're getting from north port police. it was a 911 call that was taken on september 11th, the day that the family reported her missing. everything is redacted. everything. and so that gives you insight into maybe there's something in that report that is part of this ongoing criminal case to see what happened to gabby petito. we know her body was found in the autopsy or the coroner ruled it a homicide, so that could be part of her death investigation, but there's obviously something that the police department doesn't want us to know about that particular day. ana. >> something or everything apparently given the entire report is redacted. that's why it's all black. nadia, romero, thanks for your
report willing. i want to speak with retired special fbi agent bobby chicon. gosh, when you watch that body cam video and you hear what gabby tells police and her mannerisms and all that, what are you with your expertise gleaning from that video? >> well, you really have to move -- as an officer have you to move beyond what you're being told by the people in this the situation, especially in the domestic violence relationships and controlling situations. you can't tell at face value what people are telling you because this is emotional, a coercive relationship and co-dependant relationship and they will cover for the other person. the officer said she was the primary aggressor that doesn't match up with the 911 caller so it appeared they had information that brian was the aggressor. so they had witnesses outside of the relationship who tell them that the man is striking the woman, and so they have i
believe enough -- gabby knows a bruise on her face. they had a vibls injury as we say and so they had the witness statements. the stuff coming from gabby comes with some -- some credibility issues because of the relationship she's in and because she's in this coercive abusive relationship, and i think the officers should have recognized that. they certainly should not have told her that they see her as the primary aggressor. that's the wrong thing to tell her, and it also doesn't match up with what you know. >> as you said, the credibility issue on her part is perhaps she felt like she had to kind of help her potential abuser because of the dynamics in that relationship and so what she was telling them couldn't be taken at face value about how she was, well, i hit him first. moving on from that though, what do you make that have redacted police report? >> well, it's really interesting what's going to be in there because one of the calls that day came from gabby's father who lives in florida, about 150 miles away. he gantt to the laundrie home,
but he called the police obviously expressing some concern for his daughter. this is the 10th or 11th. already missing ten days and the family in new york is going crazy trying to reached laundries and the glis there twice on the 10th and twice on the 11th to follow up and the reports say the action was solved and no police needed and it would be interesting to know who they talked to and how it was resolved and what the calls actually were. was this a neighbor calling they heard loud shouting and fighting? i don't know from the reports yet so it will be real interesting to put those pieces together. it's going to tell us what was happening in that house during those days when, you know, i think there was some really serious intense conversations going on between brian and his parents. >> well, it's so interesting, if we could just put up the graphic, that shows how many phone calls were made to that house in the days before and after gabby petito reported -- before and after she was reported missing and even around
the time also brian laundrie was later reported missing. he was report mission on the 17th. his parents said he was last seep on the 14th so you can see how this lines up with that timeline, but there's also a mysterious phone purchase that we learned bork the laundrie family attorney general saying brian laundrie bought a new phone. he opened a new account for. this was on september 4th so that would have been after he returned to florida without pettinato and before she was report missing. now the lawyer says it -- it wasn't a burner phone and that that phone is now in the hands of investigators, but the timing here, bobby. how could investigators make sure laundrie wasn't able to destroy possible evidence on an old phone? >> well, you can't really. you know, it depends on how quickly you get on the person and he had ample time, even on his drive back from wyoming to florida, to do anything he wanted with that phone. the original phone that he traveled with that, we see in
the video from utah, and so my guess is that he either destroyed any evidence on there or the lawyer told him that the police were going to take that phone that he was traveling with which means if you want a phone and none of us can live without a phone these days, go and get yourself a new phone because that one the police are going to take. he went into a at&t phone. they don't sell burner phones. he knows his old phone was going to be seized by police. in fact, fbi ten days later seize that had phone as well, even the new phone that they have possession of now. >> based on your experience every day that goes by, what does it mean for finding laundrie? >> two things. i think every day that goes by and his body is not found it means he probably didn't wander off to kill himself and he's probably on the run as a fugitive and it means him and his parents probably put a plan in place and he's cuting that plan whether that is to stay low, go somewhere and just not -- get enough food and water and, you know, he could be hold up in some cabin or some condo
somewhere where he's just going to stay out of public eye for as long as his funds and his food last, and so, you know, that's going to make it very difficult in these early days to find him. >> real quickly if you will. do you think that police have surveillance on his parents at this point? >> i would -- i would say that's a good assumption. >> yeah. interesting developments. bobby chicon, thanks for walking us through all of that with your insights and expertise. great you have to here. appreciate it. >> thanks for having me on, ana. thank you. it's the first state to go this far. california governor gavin newsom announcing moments ago a statewide mandate for vaccines for k-12 schools. how will it be enforced? what is his message to parents? we'll ask him next.
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♪ ♪ mom! mom! every day can be extraordinary with rich, creamy, delicious fage total yogurt. breaking news. moments ago, the governor of california announcing the covid-19 vaccine will be added to the state's current list of immunizations required to attend school. we're talking about k-12 schools. here's what we know. this requirement will begin the term following full fda approval
for grades grouped at k-6 and then 7-12. right now, as you know, pfizer's vaccine for 12-15-year-olds is still emergency use authorized, and so this will apply to students at both public and private schools. it will be subject to exemptions for both medical reasons and personal beliefs, but this is a first in the country, and it comes on the heels of the governor's recall election, a recall that began over his covid-19 restrictions so let's get to the california can have gavin newsom who joins us now. thanks for making time for us, governor. this is a big announcement. >> absolutely. >> why is this the right move right now? >> yeah. i think we're all just exhausted by this. we want to get this pandemic behind us, and while we've made great progress, california 84% of californians eligible received at least one dose. we have the lowest case rate in america. it's not good enough, and we have a cohort 12-17 right now where only 63.5% of our kids have received at least one dose of vaccine, and we think this
will accelerate our efforts to get this pandemic behind us. >> you point out though california is moving in the right direction. covid cases are decline right now in your state. almost 70% of eligible californians are fully vaccinated. that, of course, is 12 and older. 84% have had at least one dose so what makes you think that the current strategy isn't enough? >> because we've been humbled over the last year. i mean, every time we take our eye off the ball and we think we've got this or move on to the next issue or challenge we have a new mutation, a new variant that comes out and new variables that come out. look, i'm mindful of the seasonality of this and while california has withstood this last wave, we are concerned about the fall and into the spring of next year, and so good enough never is with this disease, and we know that people are still dying. 700,000 americans. we know that kids are being infected. kids are ending up in our hospital system. i have four young kids. i can't take this anymore.
i'm like most parents, want to get this behind us and get this economy moving again and make sure our kids never have to worry about getting a call saying they can't go to school the next day because one of the kids or staff member tested positive. >> i hear you to two young kids who aren't eligible to be vaccinated just yet, i'm feeling your pain. five california school districts, you know, have been leading the way, out front requiring the vaccine. just this week san diego unified school district, which is the state's second largest districts unanimously voted to approve a vaccine mandate that all eligible students have to be vaccinated as well as the staff in that district, but there was opposition to this. no surprise, of course. let's look at what happened at a recent county board meeting there. >> your children and your children's children will be subgy gated, how many vaccines have you had?
have you been a good little nazi? hail fauci, hail fauci, hail fauci! >> what are you expecting in terms of that kind of, you know, reaction potentially over this new statewide mandate? >> look, we are mandate ten vac vaccines. in so many ways this is a significant amount -- announcement but probably the most predictable announcement. we require for mumps and measles and rubella and so many other diseases. we require vaccinations and yet there's something about this disease that's become so polarized and so divisive, and it's -- it's tragic. i mean, my heart goes out to the people protesting that they are led with such fear and anxieties, such disinformation and misinformation, very intentional and some just naively receiving it. so, look, we have to remind people that this is well-established territory for our kids for decades and decades. our kids and parents have been
bringing our kids into the doctors office or getting them to the school nurse or getting them vaccinated and keeping them health and safe. we're just adding one additional thing to the list so the rest us can move beyond this pandemic and disease and get the economy moving and keep our kids back in person for instruction which every parent, even those protesting want to see. >> but so many parents and maybe it's a minority, but there's still enough of them, and they are a loud minority, who don't even want mask mandates. last month an elementary schoolteacher near sacramento was hospitalized after a parent allegedly attacked them over mask mandates. who are you expecting well if y someone, attack me. i was the first governor to require masking for all of our punt schools and the first governor to require vaccine verifications or testing and if you want too go after someone, go after me. don't go after the innocent
folks trying to do the right damn thing. i mean that. we're better than that. our kids are watching. kids are watching. the adults and they're mirroring our behavior, not what we say but what we do. we're better than this. you have a problem, come after me. stop attacking and annithen antagonizing those across the state. they don't deserve it. >> who has to enforce this? >> we have rules an regulations that are well established for vaccines already. it is the same rules, same regulations, district by district. california is the largest school district in america, thousands and 25 different independent school districts and well established schools procedures and for data collection but also as it related to staffing requirements and there is rules for employment, conditions of employment, you have them, i have them. well established. they're consistent with what is already on the books. >> and to be clear, for our viewers in case it wasn't clear
earlier, this at this point would apply to people 16 and older because that is the age group that has a fully approved vaccine at this point. and as you point out, younger people aren't eligible even for emergency use yet. it is possible, however, that the pfizer vaccine could be authorized for younger children ages 5 to 11 in the coming weeks. meanwhile, there is a recent poll that found less than a third of parents of children and in that age range plan to get their kids vaccinated as soon as it is available. i know that you have young children, you brought it up, under the age of 12. do you plan to get them vaccinated as soon as they're eligible? >> yeah, and i have a 12-year-old and someone who just turned 12 and looking forward to getting vaccinated. we anticipate and not surprising the fda approval of 12 to 17-year-olds, that is the first cohort and the first phase in with the new rules. 5 to 11 will take more time. and over the course of time, you saw this, even with the 12 plus cohort, those numbers not
dissimilar, they start to build more trust and confidence and even with the polling numbers 5 to 11 that parents were looking forward to fda approval not just the emergency use authorization. so as this gets socialized and as we lean more and more states do what california is doing, i think you'll see the numbers and anxiety change and in closing th that is a big part of our responsibility and folks with anxiety and when it comes to the kids and the vaccines their kids are already safely taking and this is another of the many, many doses of vaccines that are expending their lives and keeping our society healthy. >> so as a parent you have no concerns over getting your kids vaccinated as soon as possible when their eligible in. >> no. i have concern about my kids going to school and getting sick and getting other kids sick and the bus drivers and para
professionals getting sick. i have concern about other parents manipulating facts and concerns and i'm concerned about 500,000 americans dying and our economy is not where it needs to be and our school systems continue to close because we have closed our minds to facts and evidence and science in this country. we're not going to allow that to happen in california. >> governor gavin newsom, thank you so much for taking the time. >> good to be with you, thank you. >> we'll be right back. going to tell you about exciting medicare advantage plans that can provide broad coverage, and still may save you money on monthly premiums and prescription drugs. with original medicare, you're covered for hospital stays and doctor office visits. but you have to meet a deductible for
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