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campaign 2020 and president trump's reelection strategy. and the president and executive director of the lawyers committee for civil rights under law talks about voting rights protections in the wake of representative john lewis' death. then the economic policy director on unemployment benefits under the coronavirus pandemic. watch c-span's washington journal. be sure to join the discussion with your phone calls, facebook comments, text messages and tweets. acting u.s. park chief testifies tuesday on the agency's role on clearing protesters in washington, d.c.'s lafayette square in june for president trump's photo op nearby.
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online at-span three, or on the free c-span radio app. >> earlier today, president trump held a briefing on the coronavirus response and what may be ahead for the republican national convention. this is 25 minutes. gentlemen, please welcome the president of the united states, donald j. trump. [applause] >> we are here today to discuss the progress we have achieved under the operation warp speed. our historic initiative to develop tests, manufacture and
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liberate vaccine in record time. that is what it is, record time. therapeutically, we are very advanced. you're hearing about it and you will be hearing about it a lot more in the next two weeks. will achieve a victory over the buyers unleashing america's scientific genius. that this to announce morning, the moderna vaccine has entered phase three. that is phase three clinical trials, the final stage before approval. there has never been anything like this in terms of speed. a second vaccine is likely to enter phase three in matter of days. we have shaved years off the time it takes to develop a vaccine. in some cases, many years. we have done it while maintaining the fda gold standard for safety. vaccine forfastest
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a novel pathogen has ever gone. if you look at where we are, we can say ever by far. candidates are expected to enter final trials in the coming weeks including the novavax vaccine being developed at this facility. it is an incredible facility. we are going to be making a tour in a little while. a very complete tour with the folks that run it and the people that operate. a tour ofmpleted fujifilm innovation laboratories. i believe we will take a few questions. crucialarrying out a bio manufacturing process needed to make the vaccine. this production is made possible by my administration's $1.6 billion award to novavax as part of operation warp speed.
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it lets us deliver the final product in time and has never -- in time that has never been achieved. conductedss is being on an even larger scale in college station, texas. i am proud to announce hhs has signed a 200 $65 million texasct with the fujifilm a&m innovation center, which is quite a place, to expand their vaccine production capacity. i want to thank martin for welcoming us today. thank, martin. -- thank you very much, martin. novavax ceo stanley arc. thank you very much for being here. thanks also to secretary alex
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azar, who is with us. senator thom tillis, thank you very much. stand up. good job you have done. thank you very much. representatives richard hudson, david rouser, mark walker, dan bishop and greg murphy. all friends. all warriors. lieutenant governor dan forest who i hear is doing a great job. stand up, dan. great job. north carolina house speaker tim moore. thank you, tim. great job. president pro tem of the north carolina state senate, phil berger. i appreciate it. 's fundingwarp speed an historic pro folio of highly promising vaccine candidates. $483 milliond a a 1.2ct with moderna,
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billion dollar contract with astrazeneca, a $465 million a 1.9ct with jansen and $5 million agreement with pfizer. tremendous project -- commit his progress is being made. a groundbreaking agreement with pfizer includes a guaranteed to deliver 100 million doses shortly after the vaccine's approval. with the option to purchase an additional 500 million thereafter. not only is operation warp speed accelerating the development of directing we are also a colossal, industrial mobilization to ensure its rapid delivery. nothing has happened like this since the end of world war ii. instead of the usual sequence, our strategy is to conduct these phases simultaneously so everything goes at one time.
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we are not waiting and waiting. it is all going at one time. we have a system -- i think it is unparalleled. never been done before, but we suspect it is going to work. we are mass-producing all of the most promising vaccine candidates in vance so on day 1 -- in advance so on day one, it will be available immediately. a lot of other people throughout the world. the road is suffering from this -- the world is suffering from this china virus. over 140 clinical trials are underway in a number of effective therapies have already been developed and widely delivered including remdesivir, which is having a tremendous impact. you see that with mortality rates and other things statistically. and antibody treatment. we have numerous treatments that
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are under study. i think over the next couple of weeks, we may have some positive answers as to that. on july 7, we announced an agreement with regeneron to begin advanced manufacturing of its antibody treatment, which is in late stage clinical trials. due to the medical advances we have already achieved and are increased knowledge and how to treat the virus, the mortality rate for patients over the age it wass 85% lower than in april. it is 25% lower than europe as a whole. in the middle of april, more than 22 sent of all deaths in the united states were attributable to the china virus. as of last week, that number has dropped down to under 7%. to decrease the turnaround time for testing, the first two
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laboratories have been approved to provide pooled testing. samples from multiple patients are processed together. they are pooled. pooled testing will reduce turnaround times by more than 50%. last week, our centers for medicare and medicaid services began distributing rapid point-of-care diagnostic test instruments to all of the nursing homes in the united states focusing on the areas of greatest need, which is our elderly and nursing homes. what we have sent includes testing instruments to 635 nursing homes for 196,000 rapid point-of-care tests. it is a tremendous amount. you will get your response and answer from five to 15 minutes. over the next three weeks, 1700 nursing homes or receive an
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additional 800,000 point-of-care tests. the united states has conducted over 52 million tests. that is more than all of europe put together times two. nobody is even close. as countries go, as an example, india is up to 11 million tests. we are going to be shortly at 55 million tests. india has 1.4 billion people. through our relentless efforts, we have rebuilt our stock pile. with the -- which the previous administration depleted and did not refill. nearlyl, we distributed 100 million n95 masks, 35 million surgical mask, and much more. in addition to that, ventilators, the most difficult of all, we are building thousands a month. we are -- we have all we need in
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our country. other countries are having a tremendously difficult time with the virus. last week, fema sent additional personnel and protective equipment to over 15,000 nursing ofes including 643,000 pairs protective eyewear, 7 million mass, 34 million pairs of gloves and 6 million gowns. cases in florida, texas and arizona held steady and are now heading down. in arizona, they are heading substantially down. and in been constant constant communication with the g them and are surgin resources. anything they need, we send them immediately. we are totally fall. we have everything -- we are totally full. we have everything we need. we deal with the governors. the relationship with the
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governors has been very good. these dates are not out of the weight. --pliance with guidelines these states are not out of the woods. we are working with every governor and health commissioner across the country to bring a complete individualized analysis to each state as well as tailored recommendations. my administration is also closely monitoring the surging caseload in latin america, which is now the region in the world with the most reported infections due to the relative scarcity. -- scarcity of testing. the reported number of cases is also likely to be dramatically undercut or undercounted. i can say that is probably true throughout the entire world. we report our cases. most of the world does not. they either do not do testing or they just do not report. given the reality of what we
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just said, we are focusing aggressively on the texas border and countries that we think have to be watched very carefully because we have some highly infected countries outside of our border his. i have stash our borders. ives -- outside of our borders. i have spoken with governor abbott. personnel on the ground in texas including doctors, nurses, frontline people. we have supplied texas with more than 2.5 million gloves. 800,000 goggles. -- 337d 37,000 surgical surgical gowns. 1.6 million n95 respirators. half a million k and 90 masks. beginning this week, texas hospitals will receive 500 cases of remdesivir, which has proven
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very effective. enough to treat 3200 patients. in addition to the cross-border spread, this stage of the pandemic is being fueled by younger americans who have harmedrisk of being but can spread the disease. we need all americans to be conscious about their actions and to exercise extreme vigilance. i trust all americans to do the right thing, but we advise everyone to especially focus on maintaining a social distance, maintaining rigorous hygiene, avoid large gatherings and credit indoor ours and -- indoor bars and wear masks when appropriate. we urge citizens to take extra precautions to shield those at manyst risk, which are in cases the elderly, especially the elderly with medical problems such as heart or
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diabetes. you want to shield them. you want to protect them from the virus especially. really targeted, almost targeted by this horrible plague. this horrible epidemic, pandemic. america will develop a vaccine very soon and we will defeat the virus. we will have it delivered in record time. as our visit here demonstrates -- and i want to thank all of the people and representatives from the great state of north carolina. it is a great place. it is a phenomenal place. we have had so many great meetings. such a great time. drive and tenacity of your representatives and your politicians has been incredible. when they call, i am there. many of them are sitting here right now. i will always answer their call. thank you very much. i appreciate you being here with
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us. let's get on to a few questions. tremendous progress has been made. it has been made rapidly. it has been made in areas -- nothing like that has taken place before. [applause] president trump: thank you. event about giving americans hope, a sense of optimism? president trump: i think so. there would be not that same kind of hope if we were not doing well. just before i left the white house, we had a meeting with our doctors, scientists and some others. they are making tremendous progress with respect to their purex. i can tell you therapeutic to therapeutic spirit i can tell you therapeutically, we will have some good things to say. it is about that. it is also the vaccine that we discussed today at greater
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length. it is coming along really well. it is not just one company. many companies have paid tremendous -- have had tremendous progress. >> [indiscernible] president trump: very positive things. by the end of the year, we think we are in good shape to be doing that. in terms of the vaccine. in terms of therapeutics, meaning you go and give somebody weathered his transfusion or shots or whatever it may be and they heal and they heal quickly. we have had tremendous progress. if you look at remdesivir, some of the other things. we will have some announcements over the next two weeks. it is only hope because we have gotten such incredible results scientifically. >> is it [indiscernible] you did bring up the reports of
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russia having bounties on our shoulders. president trump: we had plenty of discussion. i think it was very productive. -- said the v-shaped recovery is showing signs of moderating. [indiscernible] president trump: i think the recovery has been very strong. we have set record numbers. i think it is going to be really good. if therapeutically we come up with some answers very quickly, which i think we will, then you are going to have a tremendous recovery. likewise with the vaccines. that is ahead of schedule. hass ahead of anything that taken place in terms of vaccines before. if those things happen, if just one of those events happen, you will go right back into the v. i really do believe a lot of the governors should be opening up
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states that are not opening. we will see what happens. it has to do with the fact that therapeutically, you're going to have some great answers. please, go ahead. now that you have canceled the jacksonville portion of the rnc, do you think governor cooper made the right choice? president trump: we are actually coming to north carolina as you know. we are having -- i guess that would be the nomination night. that will be monday they are going to be here. the rest, we will do in a different form. we could have done it many different ways. i think we did the right thing. i am happy we are going to be having a piece of it, at least a very important piece in north carolina. >> mr. president, [indiscernible] they are here now today. what is your plan going forward
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to prove you are the right person? president trump: i think the poll numbers are very good. we are leaving in north carolina. we are leaving in pennsylvania -- leading in north carolina. we are leading in pennsylvania. i think our poll numbers are very good. we are leading substantially in georgia. we get a lot of suppression poles. we get a lot of fake poles just like -- suppression polls. fake pollst of just like we get fake news. i was not going to win any of the swing states and i won all of them. this year, it is the same suppression type polls. show mayolls that leading in almost every swing state. an substantially in other states by even more than i won in 2016.
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in florida, you have thousands of votes on the intercoastal. other states, you have thousands of votes and they are all waving the trump sign, the trump-pence sign. you have seen it where you have lines for trump that are that are miles long. there is more spirit now than there ever has been from a campaign. . that includes 2016 where obviously there was great enthusiasm. i think there is more today because what we have done, nobody has done before. nobody has ever rebuilt the military. cut taxes the most in our history. created the greatest economy we have had. cut regulations at a level nobody has done. the v.a., we got v.a. choice. we got v.a. everything. right now, they had a -- they have a 91% approval rating.
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91%. that has never happened before. i think when people see all we have done, even spaceport. we created a force. in actual army. navy, -- we created a force. an actual army. space force. that has not happened in 75 years. what we have done working with some of those warriors by the way, but what we have done has never been done. if you look at alaska, perhaps the biggest drilling site in the world, even ronald reagan and bush and clinton, everybody wanted to get it done. i got it done. possibly the biggest drilling site in the world. what we have done has been incredible. recently, it looked like the energy business was going to be a catastrophe. we were number one in the world and then we had the pandemic. nobody was driving automobiles.
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no gasoline. gasoline prices for everyone are very low. in many cases, less than two dollars. that is pretty incredible. gotenergy business, i russia and saudi arabia on the phone. they cut way back. we are now at $40 plus a barrel. we are saving tens of millions of jobs in energy. where the number one in energy in the world. with all we have done, we made and brought this country to the greatest point in its history. we never had an economy like we had prior to the china plague or china buyers coming in -- china virus coming in. everyone knows i'm going to rebuild it. we saved millions of lives. if we did not close it, you would have seen numbers that were 15 times what you have right now. one death is too much. it would have been 10 to 15 times more. we closed the greatest economy
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ever. far bigger than china. china was having the worst year they had in 67 years. they paid us tens of billions of dollars. the worst year they had in 67 years. we were having the best year we ever had. i had to close it. now we are reopening it. next year, it will be the strongest year so far. ok. thank you very much. i will be heading back. i will see you back at the white house. we are going to take an additional tour of the facility with your great leaders. thank you very much to the people of north carolina. we love being here. thank you. [applause] >> this way.
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>> in his run for the presidency, former vice president joe biden will deliver marks on tuesday on his plan to bolster the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. watch live at 2:30 eastern on c-span three, online at or listen on the c-span radio app. today, majority leader mitch mcconnell and others held a briefing with reporters about their agenda and releasing their proposed coronavirus relief legislation, which they are calling the heal act. this is half an hour. senator mcconnell: good afternoon. actedhe senate last


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