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CDC Director: U.S. Gun Problem Is Much Bigger than We Are Hearing About (clip)

Name: CNN


New Day

Name: New Day


Elizabeth Cohen

Name: Elizabeth Cohen

Employment: CNN

Position: Medical correspondent

, Rochelle Walensky

Name: Rochelle Walensky

Employment: Harvard University

Position: Senior Fellow

Event location
08/27/2021 04:27 pm
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COHEN This is actually ░░░░░░░░ stunning moment that a ░░░░░░░░ of the CDC is ░░░░░░░░ talking about this issue ░░░░░░░░ even using the word ░░░░░░░░ It hasn t happened ░░░░░░░░ years and years Walensky ░░░░░░░░ day we turn on ░░░░░░░░ news and there are ░░░░░░░░ young people dying I ░░░░░░░░ to the President and ░░░░░░░░ this country that I ░░░░░░░░ protect your health This ░░░░░░░░ clearly one of those ░░░░░░░░ one of those issues ░░░░░░░░ is harming America s ░░░░░░░░ COHEN But there s ░░░░░░░░ reason why your predecessors ░░░░░░░░ t address it Walensky ░░░░░░░░ COHEN voice over We ░░░░░░░░ used to hearing Dr ░░░░░░░░ Walensky talk about the ░░░░░░░░ 19 pandemic Walensky Vaccine ░░░░░░░░ is a top priority ░░░░░░░░ voice over This is ░░░░░░░░ first interview on America ░░░░░░░░ epidemic on gun violence ░░░░░░░░ One recent weekend in ░░░░░░░░ we had 74 people ░░░░░░░░ That same weekend a ░░░░░░░░ in Florida five teenagers ░░░░░░░░ That same weekend a ░░░░░░░░ in New York City ░░░░░░░░ Times Square shot in ░░░░░░░░ back And the list ░░░░░░░░ on and on week ░░░░░░░░ week after week Can ░░░░░░░░ be done about this ░░░░░░░░ Something has to be ░░░░░░░░ about this So 40 ░░░░░░░░ firearm related deaths a ░░░░░░░░ 120 000 serious firearm ░░░░░░░░ injuries per year The ░░░░░░░░ of the problem is ░░░░░░░░ bigger than we re ░░░░░░░░ hearing about and when ░░░░░░░░ heart wrenches every day ░░░░░░░░ turn on the news ░░░░░░░░ re only hearing the ░░░░░░░░ of the iceberg COHEN ░░░░░░░░ you wake up on ░░░░░░░░ Monday morning and you ░░░░░░░░ all the reports of ░░░░░░░░ children who were shot ░░░░░░░░ previous weekend as CDC ░░░░░░░░ what does that feel ░░░░░░░░ to you Walensky That ░░░░░░░░ heavy It hurts It ░░░░░░░░ before I was CDC ░░░░░░░░ I think any American ░░░░░░░░ that turns on the ░░░░░░░░ just can t fathom ░░░░░░░░ one of these mass ░░░░░░░░ issues COHEN voice over ░░░░░░░░ Walensky s strategy restart ░░░░░░░░ gun research Walensky My ░░░░░░░░ is to understand and ░░░░░░░░ the problem to understand ░░░░░░░░ scope of the problem ░░░░░░░░ understand why this happens ░░░░░░░░ what are the things ░░░░░░░░ can make it better ░░░░░░░░ research that to scale ░░░░░░░░ up to evaluate it ░░░░░░░░ to make sure we ░░░░░░░░ integrate it into communities ░░░░░░░░ have a lot of ░░░░░░░░ to do in every ░░░░░░░░ one of those areas ░░░░░░░░ we haven t done ░░░░░░░░ lot of work as ░░░░░░░░ nation in almost any ░░░░░░░░ them COHEN voice over ░░░░░░░░ this time she wants ░░░░░░░░ CDC to find common ░░░░░░░░ with gun owners Walensky ░░░░░░░░ s agree we don ░░░░░░░░ want people to die ░░░░░░░░ s just agree there ░░░░░░░░ can we do to ░░░░░░░░ people from dying COHEN ░░░░░░░░ over She wants to ░░░░░░░░ gun owners ears Walensky ░░░░░░░░ the word gun for ░░░░░░░░ who are worried about ░░░░░░░░ in this area is ░░░░░░░░ by the word control ░░░░░░░░ s not what I ░░░░░░░░ to do here I ░░░░░░░░ not here about gun ░░░░░░░░ I m here about ░░░░░░░░ gun violence and gun ░░░░░░░░ COHEN voice over And ░░░░░░░░ wants to involve gun ░░░░░░░░ in the CDC research ░░░░░░░░ save lives COHEN If ░░░░░░░░ gun owner said to ░░░░░░░░ Dr Walensky I m ░░░░░░░░ you want to take ░░░░░░░░ my gun Walensky And ░░░░░░░░ answer to that is ░░░░░░░░ be part of the ░░░░░░░░ Come to the table ░░░░░░░░ us in the conversation ░░░░░░░░ don t want you ░░░░░░░░ feel that way Right ░░░░░░░░ want you to teach ░░░░░░░░ what you have done ░░░░░░░░ make your gun safe ░░░░░░░░ then I want you ░░░░░░░░ teach everybody else COHEN ░░░░░░░░ over Dr Walensky s ░░░░░░░░ has brought her here ░░░░░░░░ Vermont to help solve ░░░░░░░░ problem According to a ░░░░░░░░ study in the United ░░░░░░░░ an estimated 4 6 ░░░░░░░░ children lived with a ░░░░░░░░ and unlocked gun That ░░░░░░░░ has likely increased dramatically ░░░░░░░░ then These children in ░░░░░░░░ are learning how to ░░░░░░░░ guns and how to ░░░░░░░░ them safely Dr Chris ░░░░░░░░ a gun owner and ░░░░░░░░ emergency room physician teaches ░░░░░░░░ 4H community program BARSOTI ░░░░░░░░ do we keep your ░░░░░░░░ here at 4H How ░░░░░░░░ they stored COHEN voice ░░░░░░░░ By funding this program ░░░░░░░░ studying what they do ░░░░░░░░ repeating it across the ░░░░░░░░ Dr Walensky hopes to ░░░░░░░░ accidental gun deaths among ░░░░░░░░ Walensky CDC is here ░░░░░░░░ re here because today ░░░░░░░░ re our teachers We ░░░░░░░░ to learn from you ░░░░░░░░ voice over The CDC ░░░░░░░░ also funding this project ░░░░░░░░ gun shops to help ░░░░░░░░ a stop to gun ░░░░░░░░ Clark It s a ░░░░░░░░ that talks about how ░░░░░░░░ owners can help different ░░░░░░░░ to look for COHEN ░░░░░░░░ over Dr Barsoti knows ░░░░░░░░ Dr Walensky will get ░░░░░░░░ COHEN When gun owners ░░░░░░░░ that the federal government ░░░░░░░░ CDC wants to reduce ░░░░░░░░ violence What do they ░░░░░░░░ BARSOTI I think at ░░░░░░░░ end of the day ░░░░░░░░ re worried about gun ░░░░░░░░ COHEN Confiscation BARSOTI Confiscation ░░░░░░░░ barriers to access to ░░░░░░░░ and owning firearms COHEN ░░░░░░░░ over CNN reached out ░░░░░░░░ NRA to ask if ░░░░░░░░ were willing to work ░░░░░░░░ Dr Walensky and they ░░░░░░░░ not respond But Dr ░░░░░░░░ stands firm COHEN Are ░░░░░░░░ worried that even just ░░░░░░░░ the word guns or ░░░░░░░░ talking about firearms that ░░░░░░░░ re going to get ░░░░░░░░ whole sector of the ░░░░░░░░ States just really angry ░░░░░░░░ Of course.”
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