MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 27 Sep 2021 07:00:46 +0000 VP Harris in GA to encourage more vaccinations http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/f70dcaa4d3b64d4f8e9cc2023153eb7d Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Atlanta on Friday to tour a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination site at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a pastor until his assassination in 1968. (June 18) f70dcaa4d3b64d4f8e9cc2023153eb7d Fri, 18 Jun 2021 19:08:37 +0000 SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:US NETWORK POOLAtlanta - 18 June 2021++EDIT STARTS ON A SOUNDBITE++1. SOUNDBITE (English) Kamala Harris, U.S. Vice President:"There are people who are uncertain about getting vaccinated and, you know, I find a lot of people there, there are few people that are saying I will not under any circumstances get vaccinated. But there are some people, a lot of people who might say, I haven't been vaccinated yet because I'm just not sure, you know, I'm hearing all this stuff and I don't know what to think. They may question the safety or the efficacy. Does the vaccine work? And they may have heard things that aren't quite true. And so let's arm ourselves with the truth to arm them with the truth."++SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++2. SOUNDBITE (English) Kamala Harris, U.S. Vice President:"We can say with confidence, the vaccines are safe, they are safe and they are free and they are effective."++SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++3. SOUNDBITE (English) Kamala Harris, U.S. Vice President:"So, you know, how I started talking about our power and about how getting vaccinated is taking back our power from this virus, and I and I believe that because when you are vaccinated, when you get vaccinated, you are not just protecting yourself. You are protecting your family. You are protecting your neighbors. You are protecting people you may never meet. Getting vaccinated is about building the power of community. Getting vaccinated is about building the power of our country. And we can do this, Georgia. And I know we can do this."++SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++4. SOUNDBITE (English) Kamala Harris, U.S. Vice President:"So let us work together and do everything that we know is within our power to get in front of this thing, and then let's translate that power into everything else that is before us in terms of the unfinished work that needs to be done."++EDIT ENDS ON A SOUNDBITE++STORYLINE:Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Atlanta on Friday to tour a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination site at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a pastor until his assassination in 1968. Only a third of Black Georgians have received at least one dose, compared to 38% of white Georgians and 72% of Asian residents, state data show. Only Hispanic residents are faring worse, with about 31% having received one dose.Harris' trip comes as President Joe Biden is set to announce 300 million COVID-19 shots have been administered in the 150 days since he took office on Jan. 20. But as Biden marks a new milestone in the fight against COVID-19 on Friday, another goal may fall short - his self-imposed target to have 70% of Americans at least partially vaccinated by July 4. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 305 million vaccine doses had been administered as of June 10. Overall about 172.4 million people, or 51.9 percent of the total U.S. population, have received at least one dose of vaccine, according to the CDC. About 141.6 million people, or 42.6% of the population, have been fully vaccinated. The pace of new vaccinations in the U.S. has dropped significantly from a high of nearly 2 million per day about two months ago. The administration is in the midst of a blitz to combat vaccine hesitancy, particularly in the South and Midwest.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to Atlanta on Friday to tour a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination site at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was a pastor until his assassination in 1968. (June 18) VP Harris in GA to encourage more vaccinations