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




Former White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough (L) is sworn in as the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs as his wife Kari McDonough (R) looks on February 9, 2021 at Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC.
Former White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough (L) is sworn in as the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs as his wife Kari McDonough (R) looks on February 9, 2021 at Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC.
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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: 

Guest: 

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