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MSNBC 12 Mar 2020

Coronavirus Poses Higher Risk For Homeless Population

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How do you help the homeless population during an outbreak of coronavirus? CEO of Robin Hood, Wes Moore, joins Stephanie Ruhle to discuss the biggest challenges for food kitchens and shelters as coronavirus spreads across the country. Weighing in: Bret Stephens and former Rep. Donna Edwards. Aired on 03/12/20.


As social distancing measures force homeless shelters to cut their intake capacity in half, a Seattle religious group is worried about the city's unhoused population. Restrictions on movement are hindering both fundraising and food distribution efforts. Noelle Wiggins from REACH talked to CBSN's Anne-Marie Green.
Dr. Steve Weinberg, former medical director of The Peace Corps, and Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips, chief clinical officer at Providence-St. Joseph Health, join Shannon Bream on 'Fox News @ Night.'
Hundreds of thousands of homeless people in the United States are at risk of contracting the virus.
Health experts warn if they are infected, the entire healthcare system could be overwhelmed.
Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports from Los Angeles.
As social distancing measures force homeless shelters to cut their intake, a Seattle religious group is worried about the city's unhoused population. Restrictions on movement are hindering both fundraising and food distribution efforts. Noelle Wiggins from REACH talked to CBSN's Anne-Marie Green.

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>>> HOUSE DEMOCRATS VOTE ON
>>> HOUSE DEMOCRATS VOTE ON THEIR AID PACKAGE IN RESPONSE TO
THEIR AID PACKAGE IN RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS.
THE CORONAVIRUS. IT INCLUDES THREE WEEKS OF PAID
IT INCLUDES THREE WEEKS OF PAID SICK LEAVE, CORONAVIRUS TESTING
SICK LEAVE, CORONAVIRUS TESTING AND FOOD AID AND UNEMPLOYMENT
AND FOOD AID AND UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE.
INSURANCE. BUT THE CHALLENGE WILL BE TO GET
BUT THE CHALLENGE WILL BE TO GET THE WHITE HOUSE AND SENATE
THE WHITE HOUSE AND SENATE REPUBLICANS ON BOARD.
REPUBLICANS ON BOARD. AND AS WASHINGTON WORKS ON PLANS
AND AS WASHINGTON WORKS ON PLANS TO CONFRONT THE CORONAVIRUS, ONE
TO CONFRONT THE CORONAVIRUS, ONE GROUP FACING UNIQUE CHALLENGES
GROUP FACING UNIQUE CHALLENGES AROUND THIS OUTBREAK IS
AROUND THIS OUTBREAK IS AMERICA’S POOR.
AMERICA’S POOR. THERE ARE GROWING CONCERNS ABOUT
THERE ARE GROWING CONCERNS ABOUT HOW CROHN COULD IMPACT SOUP
HOW CROHN COULD IMPACT SOUP KITCHENS, FOOD BANKS, HOMELESS
KITCHENS, FOOD BANKS, HOMELESS SHELTERS AND AMERICA’S POOREST
SHELTERS AND AMERICA’S POOREST KIDS.
KIDS. ON ANY GIVEN NIGHT, MORE THAN
ON ANY GIVEN NIGHT, MORE THAN 560,000 PEOPLE EXPERIENCE
560,000 PEOPLE EXPERIENCE HOMELESSNESS IN THIS COUNTRY.
HOMELESSNESS IN THIS COUNTRY. NEARLY 80,000 OF THEM RIGHT HERE
NEARLY 80,000 OF THEM RIGHT HERE IN NEW YORK CITY.
IN NEW YORK CITY. OVERALL, MORE THAN 38 MILLION
OVERALL, MORE THAN 38 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES ARE
PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES ARE LIVING IN POVERTY AND I PROMISE
LIVING IN POVERTY AND I PROMISE YOU, THEY’RE NOT READY FOR
YOU, THEY’RE NOT READY FOR CORONA.
CORONA. FOR MANY LOW-INCOME WORKERS,
FOR MANY LOW-INCOME WORKERS, MORE THAN 40% OF THEM HAD NO
MORE THAN 40% OF THEM HAD NO CONTRACTUAL RIGHT TO GET PAID
CONTRACTUAL RIGHT TO GET PAID SICK LEAVE.
SICK LEAVE. JOINING US, FORMER CONGRESSWOMAN
JOINING US, FORMER CONGRESSWOMAN DONNA EDWARDS, A "WASHINGTON
DONNA EDWARDS, A "WASHINGTON POST" CONTRIBUTING COLUMNIST,
POST" CONTRIBUTING COLUMNIST, WES MOORE, THE CEO OF ROBIN
WES MOORE, THE CEO OF ROBIN HOOD, A CHARITY ORGANIZATION
HOOD, A CHARITY ORGANIZATION THAT SAVES LIVES EVERY DAY AND
THAT SAVES LIVES EVERY DAY AND BRET STEVENS BACK WITH ME FROM
BRET STEVENS BACK WITH ME FROM "THE NEW YORK TIMES."
"THE NEW YORK TIMES." WES, WHAT IS THE MOST URGENT
WES, WHAT IS THE MOST URGENT CHALLENGE FACING THE POOR?
CHALLENGE FACING THE POOR? >> THE MOST URGENT CHALLENGE IS
>> THE MOST URGENT CHALLENGE IS THE FACT THAT WE’RE WATCHING AN
THE FACT THAT WE’RE WATCHING AN EXPOSURE OF SOMETHING THAT THE
EXPOSURE OF SOMETHING THAT THE POOR IN OUR COUNTRY HAVE BEEN
POOR IN OUR COUNTRY HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH FOR A VERY LONG
DEALING WITH FOR A VERY LONG TIME.
TIME. WE’RE NOW WATCHING THE
WE’RE NOW WATCHING THE IMPLICATIONS OF IT SHOW ITSELF.
IMPLICATIONS OF IT SHOW ITSELF. WE HAVE A SITUATION WHERE IN
WE HAVE A SITUATION WHERE IN THIS COUNTRY RIGHT NOW, JUST
THIS COUNTRY RIGHT NOW, JUST TAKE NEW YORK CITY ALONE RIGHT
TAKE NEW YORK CITY ALONE RIGHT NOW, HALF OF THE POPULATION HAS
NOW, HALF OF THE POPULATION HAS BEEN IN POVERTY FOR AT LEAST A
BEEN IN POVERTY FOR AT LEAST A YEAR OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS.
YEAR OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS. HALF ALL OF NEW YORKERS AND WHO
HALF ALL OF NEW YORKERS AND WHO ARE ONE SINGULAR SHOCK AWAY.
ARE ONE SINGULAR SHOCK AWAY. COVID 19 HAS JUST BECOME A
COVID 19 HAS JUST BECOME A SINGULAR SHOCK.
SINGULAR SHOCK. >> WHEN YOU’RE ANY ONE OF THOSE
>> WHEN YOU’RE ANY ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE AND YOU’RE WATCHING THE
PEOPLE AND YOU’RE WATCHING THE INSTRUCTIONS, SOCIAL DISTANCE,
INSTRUCTIONS, SOCIAL DISTANCE, BE SIX FEET AWAY, DON’T GO TO
BE SIX FEET AWAY, DON’T GO TO WORK TODAY, A HOMELESS SHELTER,
WORK TODAY, A HOMELESS SHELTER, YOUR COT IS SIX INCHES AWAY.
YOUR COT IS SIX INCHES AWAY. AT A FOOD BANK, YOU’RE RIGHT UP
AT A FOOD BANK, YOU’RE RIGHT UP NEXT TO THE RIGHT PERSON.
NEXT TO THE RIGHT PERSON. HOW DO THEY ADDRESS THIS?
HOW DO THEY ADDRESS THIS? >> YOU REALIZE EVEN THE LEVEL OF
>> YOU REALIZE EVEN THE LEVEL OF PRIVILEGE WE HAVE.
PRIVILEGE WE HAVE. ORGANIZATIONALLY AT ROBIN HOOD,
ORGANIZATIONALLY AT ROBIN HOOD, WE CAN COME UP WITH A POLICY OF
WE CAN COME UP WITH A POLICY OF SAYING EVERYONE CAN WORK
SAYING EVERYONE CAN WORK REMOTELY OR EVERYONE CAN DO X, Y
REMOTELY OR EVERYONE CAN DO X, Y AND Z AND WE CAN RESPOND THAT
AND Z AND WE CAN RESPOND THAT WAY.
WAY. THE MAJORITY OF THE
THE MAJORITY OF THE ORGANIZATIONS WE SUPPORT, THEY
ORGANIZATIONS WE SUPPORT, THEY DON’T HAVE THAT LEVEL OF
DON’T HAVE THAT LEVEL OF FLEXIBILITY.
FLEXIBILITY. YOU CAN HAVE BASIC FRAMEWORK,
YOU CAN HAVE BASIC FRAMEWORK, YOU CAN ASK PEOPLE TO TRY TO
YOU CAN ASK PEOPLE TO TRY TO FOLLOW AND SAY, SOCIAL DISTANCE.
FOLLOW AND SAY, SOCIAL DISTANCE. YOU CAN TALK ABOUT THINGS LIKE,
YOU CAN TALK ABOUT THINGS LIKE, WELL, HOW DO YOU HAVE REGULAR
WELL, HOW DO YOU HAVE REGULAR HAND-WASHING STATIONS OR EVERY
HAND-WASHING STATIONS OR EVERY HOUR ON THE HOUR YOU DO X, Y AND
HOUR ON THE HOUR YOU DO X, Y AND Z.
Z. BUT FOR THE PEOPLE LIVING IN
BUT FOR THE PEOPLE LIVING IN POVERTY, THAT’S NOT AN OPTION.
POVERTY, THAT’S NOT AN OPTION. THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WHO
THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WHO ARE THE WORKING POOR WHO HAVE TO
ARE THE WORKING POOR WHO HAVE TO THINK ABOUT, SHOULD I THEN DOCK
THINK ABOUT, SHOULD I THEN DOCK HOURS BECAUSE MY CHILD NOW HAS
HOURS BECAUSE MY CHILD NOW HAS THEIR SCHOOL CANCELED.
THEIR SCHOOL CANCELED. DO I NEED TO TAKE OFF FROM WORK
DO I NEED TO TAKE OFF FROM WORK BECAUSE I HAVE A SIBLING OR A
BECAUSE I HAVE A SIBLING OR A COUSIN OR A PARENT WHO IS NOW
COUSIN OR A PARENT WHO IS NOW SICK?
SICK? THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE HAVING
THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE HAVING TO MAKE DECISIONS NOT JUST GOING
TO MAKE DECISIONS NOT JUST GOING TO CHANGE THEIR CURRENT REALITY
TO CHANGE THEIR CURRENT REALITY BUT POTENTIALLY CAN CHANGE THEIR
BUT POTENTIALLY CAN CHANGE THEIR ENTIRE FAMILY’S TRA JETHRY AND
ENTIRE FAMILY’S TRA JETHRY AND THEY HAVE TO DO IT IN REAL TIME.
THEY HAVE TO DO IT IN REAL TIME. >> WHAT HAPPENS TO ORGANIZATIONS
>> WHAT HAPPENS TO ORGANIZATIONS LIKE FOOD BANKS WHO ARE RELIANT
LIKE FOOD BANKS WHO ARE RELIANT ON VOLUNTEERISM.
ON VOLUNTEERISM. THEY’RE RELIANT OFTENTIMES ON
THEY’RE RELIANT OFTENTIMES ON CORPORATE VOLUNTEERS EVERY NIGHT
CORPORATE VOLUNTEERS EVERY NIGHT OF THE WEEK SERVING PEOPLE
OF THE WEEK SERVING PEOPLE DINNER.
DINNER. WE’VE BEEN TOLD STOP ALL OUR
WE’VE BEEN TOLD STOP ALL OUR NONESSENTIAL ACTIVITY.
NONESSENTIAL ACTIVITY. MOST OF US VIEW VOLUNTEERING AS
MOST OF US VIEW VOLUNTEERING AS NONESSENTIAL.
NONESSENTIAL. WHAT HAPPENS TO THOSE
WHAT HAPPENS TO THOSE ORGANIZATIONS DEPENDENT ON US.
ORGANIZATIONS DEPENDENT ON US. >> VOLUNTEERING IS ESSENTIAL
>> VOLUNTEERING IS ESSENTIAL ALSO WHEN WE HAVE POLICIES THAT
ALSO WHEN WE HAVE POLICIES THAT ARE NOT IN PLACE TO BE ABLE TO
ARE NOT IN PLACE TO BE ABLE TO TAKE UP THE BASIC SUPPORTS.
TAKE UP THE BASIC SUPPORTS. WE’RE HAVING A DEBATE ABOUT PAID
WE’RE HAVING A DEBATE ABOUT PAID SICK LEAVE AND I’M ACTUALLY
SICK LEAVE AND I’M ACTUALLY HEARTENED BY THE FACT THAT WE’RE
HEARTENED BY THE FACT THAT WE’RE NOW SEEING POLICIES PROPOSING
NOW SEEING POLICIES PROPOSING THINGS LIKE PAID SICK LEAVE.
THINGS LIKE PAID SICK LEAVE. THE QUESTION IT ALSO PROPOSES IS
THE QUESTION IT ALSO PROPOSES IS WHY HAS NOT NOTTHAT NOT BEEN A P
WHY HAS NOT NOTTHAT NOT BEEN A P IN PLACE BEFORE.
IN PLACE BEFORE. LAST NIGHT I WENT TO CHINATOWN
LAST NIGHT I WENT TO CHINATOWN TO GO VISIT ONE OF OUR PARTNERS,
TO GO VISIT ONE OF OUR PARTNERS, A CBC DOWN IN CHINATOWN.
A CBC DOWN IN CHINATOWN. ONE OF THE LARGEST COMMUNITY
ONE OF THE LARGEST COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS THAT FOCUSED ON
ORGANIZATIONS THAT FOCUSED ON AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS TO HOUSING
AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS TO HOUSING PROGRAMS, SUPPORTS FOR CHILDREN,
PROGRAMS, SUPPORTS FOR CHILDREN, SUPPORT FOR SENIORS.
SUPPORT FOR SENIORS. I RODE THE 6 TRAIN TO TRY TO GET
I RODE THE 6 TRAIN TO TRY TO GET DOWN THERE AT 5:30 IN THE
DOWN THERE AT 5:30 IN THE EVENING AND THE 6 TRAIN WAS
EVENING AND THE 6 TRAIN WAS BASICALLY EMPTY.
BASICALLY EMPTY. THE STREETS WERE BASICALLY
THE STREETS WERE BASICALLY EMPTY.
EMPTY. WE WENT TO ONE OF THE MORE
WE WENT TO ONE OF THE MORE POPULAR RESTAURANTS BECAUSE I
POPULAR RESTAURANTS BECAUSE I WANTED TO SPEND TIME AND HEAR
WANTED TO SPEND TIME AND HEAR FROM THEM, WHAT ARE YOU SEEING?
FROM THEM, WHAT ARE YOU SEEING? WHAT ARE YOU HEARING?
WHAT ARE YOU HEARING? THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR
THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR RESTAURANTS IN CHINATOWN.
RESTAURANTS IN CHINATOWN. IT WAS EMPTY.
IT WAS EMPTY. WE WERE ONE OF TWO TABLES BEING
WE WERE ONE OF TWO TABLES BEING USED.
USED. THE FEAR AROUND THIS AND IN MANY
THE FEAR AROUND THIS AND IN MANY CASES UNFOUNDED FEAR, THE
CASES UNFOUNDED FEAR, THE XENOPHOBIA TAKING PLACE IS REAL.
XENOPHOBIA TAKING PLACE IS REAL. SO WHEN WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE
SO WHEN WE’RE TALKING ABOUT THE ABILITY FOR PEOPLE TO VOLUNTEER
ABILITY FOR PEOPLE TO VOLUNTEER AND SUPPORT, IT’S NOT JUST A BE
AND SUPPORT, IT’S NOT JUST A BE NICE AND DO GOOD THING.
NICE AND DO GOOD THING. THIS IS LIFE-SAVING FOR A LOT OF
THIS IS LIFE-SAVING FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE.
PEOPLE. WE’RE WATCHING ORGANIZATIONS
WE’RE WATCHING ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE TAKING A SIGNIFICANT
THAT ARE TAKING A SIGNIFICANT BRUNT RIGHT NOW WHOSE SOLE
BRUNT RIGHT NOW WHOSE SOLE CONSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY IS
CONSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY IS SERVING PEOPLE.
SERVING PEOPLE. AND THEY’RE GETTING HIT THE
AND THEY’RE GETTING HIT THE HARDEST.
HARDEST. >> CONGRESSWOMAN, HOW DO
>> CONGRESSWOMAN, HOW DO LAWMAKERS ADDRESS THIS?
LAWMAKERS ADDRESS THIS? >> WELL, I MEAN, THIS IS WHY THE
>> WELL, I MEAN, THIS IS WHY THE PACKAGE THAT THE HOUSE HAS PUT
PACKAGE THAT THE HOUSE HAS PUT TOGETHER IS SO IMPORTANT BECAUSE
TOGETHER IS SO IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT’S ACTUALLY FOCUSED ON PEOPLE,
IT’S ACTUALLY FOCUSED ON PEOPLE, FOCUSED ON THE MOST VULNERABLE
FOCUSED ON THE MOST VULNERABLE IN OUR COMMUNITIES.
IN OUR COMMUNITIES. PEOPLE WHO ARE LOW-WAGE WORKERS
PEOPLE WHO ARE LOW-WAGE WORKERS WHO WORK HOURLY WORK.
WHO WORK HOURLY WORK. THE WAIT STAFF AT A RESTAURANT
THE WAIT STAFF AT A RESTAURANT WHO MAY HAVE HOURS REDUCED
WHO MAY HAVE HOURS REDUCED BECAUSE THE TABLES ARE EMPTY.
BECAUSE THE TABLES ARE EMPTY. AND THOSE ARE FOLKS WHO MOST
AND THOSE ARE FOLKS WHO MOST NEED OUR HELP.
NEED OUR HELP. I’M THINKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW,
I’M THINKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF
THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN WHO, IF YOU HAVE A
CHILDREN WHO, IF YOU HAVE A SCHOOL CLOSURE, THE ONLY WAY
SCHOOL CLOSURE, THE ONLY WAY THEY GET BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND
THEY GET BREAKFAST, LUNCH AND SOMETIMES DINNER IS THROUGH THE
SOMETIMES DINNER IS THROUGH THE SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAMS.
SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAMS. SO REINFORCING THAT KIND OF
SO REINFORCING THAT KIND OF BASIC SUPPORT HIM, I THINK, IS
BASIC SUPPORT HIM, I THINK, IS WHAT THE HOUSE IS TRYING TO DEAL
WHAT THE HOUSE IS TRYING TO DEAL WITH IMMEDIATELY.
WITH IMMEDIATELY. MAKING SURE THAT TESTING IS
MAKING SURE THAT TESTING IS WIDELY AVAILABLE AND AFFORDABLE
WIDELY AVAILABLE AND AFFORDABLE FOR SOME OF OUR MOST VULNERABLE
FOR SOME OF OUR MOST VULNERABLE PEOPLE.
PEOPLE. IN HOMELESS SHELTERS, TRYING TO
IN HOMELESS SHELTERS, TRYING TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT THEY HAVE THE
MAKE CERTAIN THAT THEY HAVE THE TOOLS AND RESOURCES TO BE ABLE
TOOLS AND RESOURCES TO BE ABLE TO KEEP SANITARY CONDITIONS,
TO KEEP SANITARY CONDITIONS, MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE ARE FED
MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE ARE FED AND GET THEIR NUTRITION SO THEIR
AND GET THEIR NUTRITION SO THEIR IMMUNE SYSTEMS ARE HEALTHY TO
IMMUNE SYSTEMS ARE HEALTHY TO COMBAT ILLNESS.
COMBAT ILLNESS. AND THOSE KIND OF PREVENTIVE
AND THOSE KIND OF PREVENTIVE STRATEGIES.
STRATEGIES. BUT WHAT THIS CRISIS INDICATES
BUT WHAT THIS CRISIS INDICATES IS THE LEVEL OF FOOD INSECURITY
IS THE LEVEL OF FOOD INSECURITY AND HOUSING INSECURITY FACED BY
AND HOUSING INSECURITY FACED BY ORDINARY AMERICANS, SOME OF WHOM
ORDINARY AMERICANS, SOME OF WHOM WORK EVERY SINGLE DAY AND
WORK EVERY SINGLE DAY AND MULTIPLE JOBS A DAY WHO NOW ARE
MULTIPLE JOBS A DAY WHO NOW ARE THE MOST VULNERABLE WHEN IT
THE MOST VULNERABLE WHEN IT COMES TO THIS CORONAVIRUS
COMES TO THIS CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.
PANDEMIC. >> WHAT’S YOUR TAKE?
>> WHAT’S YOUR TAKE? >> REALLY, IT’S A QUESTION TO
>> REALLY, IT’S A QUESTION TO WES AND TO THE CONGRESSWOMAN
WES AND TO THE CONGRESSWOMAN WHICH IS, HOW DO YOU PUSH BACK A
WHICH IS, HOW DO YOU PUSH BACK A LITTLE BIT AGAINST THE CIA THAT
LITTLE BIT AGAINST THE CIA THAT CAN WE’RE SEEING FROM SOME
CAN WE’RE SEEING FROM SOME INSTITUTIONS.
INSTITUTIONS. UNIVERSITIES CANCELING CLASSES,
UNIVERSITIES CANCELING CLASSES, WHERE THOSE UNIVERSITIES ARE
WHERE THOSE UNIVERSITIES ARE PLACES WHERE ESPECIALLY THE POOR
PLACES WHERE ESPECIALLY THE POOR STUDENTS CAN GET FOOD, CAN GET
STUDENTS CAN GET FOOD, CAN GET HEALTH CARE.
HEALTH CARE. THEY ARE COMPARATIVELY HEALTHIER
THEY ARE COMPARATIVELY HEALTHIER POPULATIONS.
POPULATIONS. HOUSING.
HOUSING. SCHOOLS THAT ARE CLOSING DOWN
SCHOOLS THAT ARE CLOSING DOWN WHEN THOSE SCHOOLS ARE ESSENTIAL
WHEN THOSE SCHOOLS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR THE PARENTS SO THEY CAN GET
FOR THE PARENTS SO THEY CAN GET TO THEIR JOBS.
TO THEIR JOBS. THEY CAN GET THEIR KIDS FED.
THEY CAN GET THEIR KIDS FED. HOW DO YOU PUSH BACK AND SAY
HOW DO YOU PUSH BACK AND SAY HANG ON.
HANG ON. THIS ISN’T THE VULNERABLE
THIS ISN’T THE VULNERABLE POPULATION.
POPULATION. THESE ARE INSTITUTIONS PROVIDING
THESE ARE INSTITUTIONS PROVIDING ESSENTIAL SERVICES.
ESSENTIAL SERVICES. LET THEM DO THEIR WORK?
LET THEM DO THEIR WORK? >> IT’S ACTUALLY REALLY
>> IT’S ACTUALLY REALLY IMPORTANT QUESTION BECAUSE I
IMPORTANT QUESTION BECAUSE I THINK ALSO THE THING WE’VE BEEN
THINK ALSO THE THING WE’VE BEEN SEEING IS HOW DIFFERENT
SEEING IS HOW DIFFERENT UNIVERSITIES ARE DEALING WITH
UNIVERSITIES ARE DEALING WITH THIS.
THIS. YOU HAVE UNIVERSITIES THAT HAVE
YOU HAVE UNIVERSITIES THAT HAVE LARGE ENDOWMENTS AND PRIVATE
LARGE ENDOWMENTS AND PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS WHO CAN CLOSE DOWN.
INSTITUTIONS WHO CAN CLOSE DOWN. WHO CAN GO REMOTE FOR THE REST
WHO CAN GO REMOTE FOR THE REST OF THE SEMESTER.
OF THE SEMESTER. YOU’RE WATCHING MANY OF THE --
YOU’RE WATCHING MANY OF THE -- >> BUT GOING REMOTE IS FOR THE
>> BUT GOING REMOTE IS FOR THE RICH.
RICH. >> THAT’S THE POINT.
>> THAT’S THE POINT. >> WE’RE WATCHING HOW THIS
>> WE’RE WATCHING HOW THIS SOCIETAL DIFFERENTIATION IS
SOCIETAL DIFFERENTIATION IS TAKING PLACE.
TAKING PLACE. >> GRAB A LAPTOP ON YOUR WAY OUT
>> GRAB A LAPTOP ON YOUR WAY OUT AND DIAL IN TOMORROW.
AND DIAL IN TOMORROW. THAT’S NOT AN OPTION FOR
THAT’S NOT AN OPTION FOR MILLIONS OF PEOPLE.
MILLIONS OF PEOPLE. >> SCHOOL SYSTEMS THAT SAY, WE
>> SCHOOL SYSTEMS THAT SAY, WE HEAR YOU.
HEAR YOU. WE HEAR YOU, CITY, STATE,
WE HEAR YOU, CITY, STATE, FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ABOUT THE
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ABOUT THE IDEA OF POTENTIALLY SHUTTING
IDEA OF POTENTIALLY SHUTTING DOWN.
DOWN. THE ISSUE IS WHAT HAPPENS TO
THE ISSUE IS WHAT HAPPENS TO THOSE SCHOOLS THAT DON’T HAVE
THOSE SCHOOLS THAT DON’T HAVE REMOTE ACCESS?
REMOTE ACCESS? THE COMMUNITIES THAT DON’T HAVE
THE COMMUNITIES THAT DON’T HAVE BASIC WIFI?
BASIC WIFI? HOW ARE WE NOT CONTINUING TO
HOW ARE WE NOT CONTINUING TO ENLARGE THE DEPTH OF DISPARITY
ENLARGE THE DEPTH OF DISPARITY THAT WE HAVE AMONG STUDENTS WHO
THAT WE HAVE AMONG STUDENTS WHO ARE OUR MOST VULNERABLE.
ARE OUR MOST VULNERABLE. THE THING WE NEED TO ASK OUR
THE THING WE NEED TO ASK OUR INSTITUTIONS TO, DO SPECIFICALLY
INSTITUTIONS TO, DO SPECIFICALLY PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS IS BE
PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS IS BE CREATIVE.
CREATIVE. BE THOUGHTFUL.
BE THOUGHTFUL. YOU HAVE LAND.
YOU HAVE LAND. YOU HAVE INFRASTRUCTURE.
YOU HAVE INFRASTRUCTURE. YOU HAVE ENDOWMENTS.
YOU HAVE ENDOWMENTS. YOU HAVE CAPITAL.
YOU HAVE CAPITAL. >> DON’T JUST CLOSE THE DOOR.
>> DON’T JUST CLOSE THE DOOR. BE CREATIVE.
BE CREATIVE. BE THOUGHTFUL.
BE THOUGHTFUL. ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY BECAUSE
ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY BECAUSE THERE ARE THINGS YOU CAN DO THAT
THERE ARE THINGS YOU CAN DO THAT YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE INITIALLY
YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE INITIALLY THOUGHT OF THAT COULD MAKE A
THOUGHT OF THAT COULD MAKE A MARKED DIFFERENCE IN HELPING US

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