Veterans Affairs Secretary On COVID-19 Impact, Vaccination Efforts, Homelessness And More


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President Joe Biden has named several goals over the last few months to get a handle on the coronavirus pandemic. That includes a goal of getting 70 percent of U.S. adults at least partially vaccinated by July 4.

Although some say it’s looking unlikely that the country will meet that goal, the Department of Veterans Affairs is working to ensure every veteran has the opportunity to be vaccinated. Today on AirTalk, we talk about the impact of COVID-19 to the veteran community, vaccination efforts, homelessness and more.

Today’s topics include:

  • Covid-19 impact and vaccination efforts

    • CA incentive programs and how they apply to veterans

    • Handling of surge in need for care following the pandemic

  • Homelessness

    • The West LA VA campus

  • Proposed tax plan to help CA veterans

  • Priorities for women and LGBTQ individuals who have served

  • Addressing suicide rates among veterans

  • Health records updates and reviews


Denis McDonough, secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs; he tweets @SecVetAffairs

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