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tv   President Biden Visits Vaccination Site in Alexandria VA  CSPAN  April 7, 2021 12:26am-12:39am EDT

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today we're brought to you by these television companies who provide span -- span span to viewers as a public service. >> president biden visited a vaccination site in alexandria, virginia, tuesday. he stopped to speak with health care a professionals and vaccine recipients. >> hi, folks. good do see you all. what's your name emma? >> vanessa. >> hi, cindy, how are you? is in where you register? and can can i just show town register? or do i need an appointment? >> you need an appointment and we usually and -- ask for
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iferingse, insurance card. ask how you are and then move on. president biden: and roughly how many people a day do you have come through? any idea? pretty good. [indiscernible] president biden: 150 million. [laughter] a yesterday. >> oh, really? president biden: and 200 million in the first 100 days. keep it a secret, everybody can hear me. well, thank you. thanks for what you're doing, appreciate it. >> it's an honor, thank you. president biden: hi, how are you? good to see -- >> how are you? >> better after seeing you guys. >> we cover our registration
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here. so all of our patient we call directly to make sure they get an appointment right away. we also have -- [indiscernible] other community organizations to go through online registration process. baugh lot of them have -- levels. [indiscernible] president biden: that's great. >> we're trying to increase equity -- equity by increasing our own population and also working with community partners, about 100 different faith-based organizations. president biden: that's why we did it. we got criticized but it turned out the right thing to do.
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you guys are good. >> the ant to get vaccines from the federal government and that's really allowed us to do it. president biden: we have now 600 million doses. [applause] how are y'all doing? how are you? what's your name? nice to see you all. you all. just don't ask me to play the piano, i can't. my father would say i have no talent at all. my dad used to play the saxophone, had a band when he was in high school. he said joey, i don't know where you came from. you have two left feet, you can dance, you can't carry a tune in a wheelbarrow, and he would say you have no lip to play a reed instrument. so i had to become president. it is great to see you all. did you guys already have your
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shot? are you waiting? you are waiting. well, you are doing the right thing. you really are. we are at the point where we will have administered at least one shot to 150 million people. as of yesterday. and we have almost 75% of seniors -- >> 75% of people 65 and older with one shot. more than half are fully vaccinated. pres. biden: that is the way to beat this. get the vaccination when you can. thank you for coming and doing it. that is why we went through community health centers. you're doing a great job here. thank you, thank you thank you. and i promise you -- [applause] pres. biden: my wife does not like needles. when she went to get the shot, she was going like this -- i said honey, it is over. [laughter] pres. biden: nothing to it.
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how many is this your first shot? how many is this your second? you are all pros. well thank you so much for doing this. you are doing the right thing. a pleasure to see you, thank you. what is your name? how are you? >> good, how are you? pres. biden: better for seeing you, i can tell you. >> i am an immigrant. pres. biden: from where? >> india. pres. biden: i have been to india a number of times. >> -- one is graduated, one is about to graduate, one is in 11th grade. pres. biden: great. >> i am proud to be part of america. pres. biden: you are america. america is a nation of immigrants, that is who we are. and by the way, the vice president's mother was from india. well, it is great to see you all. thank you. [applause]
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pres. biden: biceps as big as my thigh. [laughter] pres. biden: what is your name? carl, you probably want to the shot and now biden is holding you up. great to see you all. i don't want to slow things up. you're doing the right thing, it is really important. when you go home, get all your friends, tell them, get a shot when they can. we are going to be able to do this. everyone is going to be able before the month is out, every age. and thank you guys very much. this is a guy -- to be a good president, you have to be smart enough to have people smarter than you. that is what i did. he handled the ebola crisis and we asked him to do this.
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we have a full-blown staff. he was able to get about 600 million doses of this ready. we are going to keep going. hopefully we are going to have enough pretty soon where we can give it to the rest of the world. this is something that is not just -- if we don't solve it around the world, you cannot build a wall or a fence high enough to keep out a virus. well -- you getting ready to go? fire away. [laughter] pres. biden: fire away. do you want to hold my hand? [laughter] pres. biden: god love you. you realize this matters, people seeing you get the shot. it helps get other people to get
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the shot. did not even flinch. god love you. thank you. [applause] pres. biden: this is going to be hard, he has so much muscle mass you're going to have to get through, you know what i mean? i tell you what. i could have been an all-american if i had those. thank you. what is your name? where you from? >> massachusetts. pres. biden: where? >> lowell. pres. biden: i've been to lowell many times. where do you work? >> one of the nurse managers. pres. biden: oh, great. you really do a lot of good work.
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thank you. what is your name? how are you? good to see you. did you get it, man? are you set? all right, what is your name? >> julie. pres. biden: how are you? >> go to, how are you. pres. biden: and what is your name? and how long have you been helping out doing this? >> since august. that means you are almost a lifer here. how long have you been doing this? >> about four months now. pres. biden: great. great. thanks for what you are doing. you are saving people's lives. >> it is our pleasure. >> do you think the worst is behind us? pres. biden: i think it will be, but it is not over. we are in a situation where i believe by the end of the summer we will have a significant portion of the american public
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vaccinated. i'm going to be making a speech when i leave here. back at the white house, we are going to announce how far down the road we are in terms of the number of people vaccinated at least one shot. i think before another 25 days, we will probably have somewhere in excess of 200 million shots administered. the good news is a clear overwhelming majority of people over the age of 65 have gotten at least one shot. that is the most susceptible age bracket. the good thing also, all these strains you are hearing about. they are more purulent -- virulent and some are more dangerous, but the vaccine works
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on all of them. that does not mean you should not get a vaccine. that increases the need to get a vaccine quickly. that is how we are going to beat this. keep wearing a mask, wash your hands, and socially distance, which i'm not doing. [laughter] pres. biden: i'm going to get in trouble here. is this your second shot? oh, we are set. i have had two as well. well, thank you. >> i want to thank you for coming, as the medical director of neighborhood health. pres. biden: how are you? yes, i heard of you. no, i am serious. we talked about you. >> president biden gave


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