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tv   Washington Journal Open Phones Pt 2  CSPAN  February 1, 2022 1:48pm-2:01pm EST

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>> coming up later today, a hearing on funding expanding broadband internet access and the bipartisan infrastructure bill. commerce secretary gina row mannedo will testify before the senate broepgss subcommittee -- appropriations subcommittee. watch live coverage at 2:30 eastern on c-span3, or you can watch full coverage on our video app c-span now.
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>> washington unfilledered. c-span in your pocket. download c-span now today. the a survey taking people's opinions on the world of science and medicine and how much faith they had and trust they had in those and opinions of it due to the pandemic and here are some of the results. when they were asked, 48% of those surveyed said they had what was called a great deal of confidence in the scientific community. that brought down to 64% of democrats, 34% of republicans. that showed a 30 point gap come up from nine percentage points, since 2018. we will show you more of that but we are asking you if when it comes to the worlds of science and medicine have your opinions changed due to covid and here is how you can let us know.
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if you say yes, (202) 748-8000. if you say no, (202) 748-8001. perhaps you are unsure, call us at (202) 748-8002. you can also text us your thoughts at (202) 748-8003. some people posting on our facebook page and you can still comment there. this is jay saying, "covid has made me more grateful for science." donald saying, "i know more about mrna and the process of developing moderna vaccines but my views did not change. covid changed my view of my fellow man and brainwashing techniques." allen saying, "money drives everything. no government-run system is acceptable. it is time to decouple the
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politicians and bureaucrats from our doctors and hospitals." a couple of pieces over the last couple of weeks taking a look at this topic. the translational research institute wrote this, "the concept of science misuse and abuse, science is not owned by one political side and it is not a talking point. it is a careful study of the natural world, asking questions about why things are the way they are and sometimes correcting our previous knowledge. science is not just a set of facts. it is a continuum of learning. it should be used as neither a punchline or a weapon, rather it should be used to understand the world and eliminate -- illumina te the best way to serve humanity."
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another viewpoint from daniel and "the wall street journal." "political leaders try to convey control over events and most are on thin ice with the public. the most visible faces across the last three years, caricatures of a figure, at the center of this collapse, sit science which has a lot to answer for. the problem is science, a politicized podem used to challenge science regarding what happened in wuhan. a significant portion of the u.s. population has come to believe that science is mostly disinformation." your thoughts on science and medicine.
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john says those views have changed. go ahead. caller: my name is john. i am amazed at how fast the vaccine was developed. i do not think it has anything to do with trump, but better living through chemistry. host: let's hear from josh in illinois. he says when it comes to his views, they have not changed. good morning. caller: good morning. i just want to make a few comments as far as the doctors people keep referring to as the mrna vaccine and the ones that keep saying they are finding out the johnson second opinion panel. say you have 10,000 doctors. you can always find a group that
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are always going to say no, this is wrong, and want their voices heard over everybody else. imagine when the aids pandemic started if we had social media back then and how it was portrayed back then, if you could get aids by kissing someone. host: specifically on the science of medical communities, you say your views have not changed. is that the case? caller: caller: no.
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you are not say, though, we don't want your help, knowing that they are there and have the treatment to help you, even though you don't know what it is. if you don't know what ingredients of the drugs are helping you with the treatment. host: that is josh and illinois. it's here from joe in ohio. hello. ohio, hello. sorry, this is joe. go ahead. you are on. caller: hi, how are you doing today? host: you are on. go ahead. caller: i would say i have very little faith in the cdc or nih anymore. my feelings are that as long as the scientists work for the government, they will do whatever the government tells them to do. this is how they get paid, this
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is how they get promoted. having spent 30 years with the government, i know that anybody that does not follow the lines has no future in the government. it is that simple. also the fact that we have dr. fauci in dozens of lies, emails where he has off people that have disagreed with him. how can you trust any of these people? host: ok. that is joe in ohio. usa today, when it comes to testing, has a story that you can find on your page, saying that in a few short month, they have gone from giving out at-home reppo test to hoarding them. north dakota had amassed 2.7 billion reppo tests from the
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federal government, roughly 3.5 tests for each person in the state. the state had 70 tests that it donated one million to pennsylvania and other states. the covid-19 outbreaks reported across the nation, the entire nation has been driven into a hotspot with demand everywhere. that system has upended. some states are holding onto expired tests as a last resort. north dakota had a stockpile of expired reppo tests. we have someone from west virginia, chuck. caller: the morning. i have always been very scientifically-minded. this past july, i retired after working for over 28 years for the west virginia peer for
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public health. public health is very important to me. it's interesting that one of your previous colors was talking about what it will be like -- collars -- one of your previous collars --callers was talking about what it would be like if we had social media back then. they were talking about whether or not they should have a tattoo on their forehead to they could be easily identified. they were talking about cracking down on people with hiv because those were other kinds of people, not "regular folks" like us. nobody was screaming about their personal freedoms back then. now i look at what is happening today and, like i said, i am a very scientifically-minded person. i have seen dr. anthony fauci speak. i was in atlanta a few years ago
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for a national hiv conference and i listened to anthony fauci speak. that man has impeccable credentials. the people that are calling in to turn him into some kind of monster, they don't know what they're talking about. in the age of social media, i will tell you what, pedro, i am really starting to lose hope in the future of this country because we used to be on the forefront of the advancing modern world and now we are devolving into a nation of narcissistic conspiracy theorists, people who think that evolution is a hoax, people think climate change is a hoax, people who actually believe the earth is flat. host: >> you can watch the rest of this "washington journal" discussion if you go to our website or with the new c-span now video app. and right now we take you live to the u.s. house of representatives which today is considering legislation to name
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post offices. live coverage on c-span. coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the clerk: the speaker's rooms e. washington, d.c. february 1, 2022. i hereby appoint the honorable henry c. "hank" johnson jr. to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, nancy pelosi, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by chaplain kibben. crib: -- chal lynn kibben:00 would you pray with me. lord, be gracious unto us. be gracious to us and bless us. bless us with the warmth of your down tenens in. make your face to shine bonn us. may we reflect your saving power it will be known throughout the world. may we mirror the love you have for each and every person. imitate the grace you offer to all


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