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THAT’S WHAT WE NEED TO DO.
>> RIGHT.
UNDERSTOOD.
AN IMPORTANT POINT.
NOW I WANT TO GET YOU ON
SOMETHING THAT I KNOW YOU CARE
ABOUT.
WE SPOKE ABOUT IT LAST TIME, BUT
THE GOVERNMENT’S NOT DOING THE
OPTIMAL JOB.
LOOK AT, FOR EXAMPLE, NEW YORK
ON EQUALITY, WHERE WHITE
RESIDENTS ARE BEING VACCINATED
AT A HIGHER RATE THAN THEIR
SHARE OF THE POPULATION AS
COMPARED TO BLACK AND LATINO
THERE’S WHO ARE BEING VACCINATED
AT HALF THE RATE.
WE TALKED ABOUT WHY FAIRNESS IS
ESSENTIAL.
THIS IS OF COURSE HARD HIT NEW
YORK.
SO IT’S AN EXAMPLE.
I ALSO WANT TO PLAY A LITTLE BIT
OF SOMETHING FROM BILL GATES,
WHO JOINED US.
HE HAS DONE THIS PANDEMIC PREP
WORK.
HE BROUGHT YOU UP ACTUALLY,
DOCTOR, IN SAYING BOTH THESE
CONSPIRACY THEORIES ARE BAD AND
HE ALSO SPOKE OUT ABOUT THE
RACIAL INJUSTICE THUS FAR.
TAKE A LOOK.
>> BOTH MYSELF AND DR. FAUCI
FEATURED IN CONSPIRACY THEORIES,
LIKE ONE SAYS DR. FAUCI IS
TRYING TO MAKE MONEY OFF OF
THESE VACCINES.
PRETTY STUNNING THAT THE
INFECTION AND DEATH RATE IN
MINORITIES HAS BEEN OVER TWICE
AS HIGH.
THAT’S PARTLY MULTIGENERATIONAL
HOUSEHOLDS.
IT’S PARTLY JOB OCCUPATION.
IT MAY HAVE BEEN THE ABILITY TO
COMMUNICATE HEALTH MESSAGES IN
TO THOSE HOUSEHOLDS.
YOU KNOW, I’M STUNNED AT THAT.
>> YOUR RESPONSE TO BOTH POINTS.
>> WELL, HE IS ABSOLUTELY 100%
CORRECT.
I MEAN, THE CONSPIRACY THEORIES
ARE REALLY VERY DETRIMENTAL TO
GETTING A GOOD PUBLIC HEALTH
MEASURE UNIFORMLY ACCEPTED
THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.
THAT’S ONE OF THE REAL PROBLEMS
WE’VE HAD IN THIS COUNTRY.
WE LIVE IN SUCH A DIVISIVE
SOCIETY THAT WHEN YOU HAVE
PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES BECOME
POLITICIZED AND YOU HAVE SUCH
DIE METAMETRICALLY OPPOSED OPINI
OF THAT, IT’S EXTREMELY
UNFORTUNATE BECAUSE IT HINDERS
OUR ABILITY TO RESPOND.
I MEAN, TALKING ABOUT IT BEING A
HOAX.
IT’S NOT A HOAX.
IT’S KILLED 430 PLUS THOUSAND
PEOPLE.
NO, BILL GATES IS NOT PUTTING
CHIPS INTO THE VACCINE SO IT
INJECTS INTO YOU SO WE CAN
FOLLOW YOU AROUND.
COME ON.
LET’S GET SERIOUS ABOUT THAT.
BUT THE POINT THAT BILL MADE,
AND HE ARTICULATED IT VERY WELL
IS THAT THERE IS THIS DISPARITY
AND IN EQUITY NOW AND HAS BEEN
IN OUR SOCIETY.
IT’S SOMETHING IN THE LONG-RANGE
IF WE GET THIS TAKEN CARE OF AND
BEHIND US, LET US REMEMBER AND
NOT FORGET THE DISPARITIES IN
HEALTH THAT WE HAVE TO ADDRESS,
BECAUSE IT’S GOING TO TAKE A
DECADE-LONG EFFORT TO DO IT.
>> YEAH.
>> BUT LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT
WE’RE FACING NOW AS YOU PUT UP
QUITE CORRECT.
THERE IS INEQUITY.
>> I’M GOING PRESS YOU.
I’M ONLY JUMPING IN TO PRESS
YOU, BECAUSE WE TALKED A LOT
ABOUT TRUTH IN SCIENCE AND THE
PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION, BUT
LET’S LOOK AT NEW YORK, WHICH IS
OF COURSE RUN BY A DEMOCRATIC
MAYOR AND GOVERNOR.
PEOPLE ARE KEEPING TRACK.
THEY’VE RELIED ON THIS INTERNET
SYSTEM.
HALF A MILLION HOUSEHOLDS IN NEW
YORK DON’T HAVE INTERNET.
IT TENDS TO BE THE POORER ONES.
BUT WEALTHY RESIDENTS FOR THAT
AND OTHER REASONS ARE SECURING
MORE VACCINE SLOTS.
ARE THESE ONGOING PROBLEMS,
DOCTOR, WHERE GOVERNMENT POLICY
CAN BE MAKING IT EVEN WORSE?
>> YOU KNOW, WHAT THE NUMBERS
THAT YOU SHOWED, ARI, ARE THINGS
THAT ARE DISTURBING, AND I THINK
WHEN THOSE NUMBERS ARE OUT
THERE, YOU’VE GOT FIGURE OUT A
WAY TO GET AROUND THAT.
AND WHAT PRESIDENT BIDEN HAS
DONE, HE’S ESTABLISHED AN
EQUITIES TASK FORCE.
HE HAS A PERSON THAT YOU MAY
HAVE INTERVIEWED ALREADY, I
DON’T KNOW, MARCELA NUNES SMITH,
WHOSE JOB IS TO ADDRESS THESE.
YOU’RE RIGHT THERE.
ARE THINGS GOING ON EVEN ON THE