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COVID-19: U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on Omicron

Business leaders see the omicron threat ‘as short term’ says U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo.

Video Transcript

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GINA RAIMONDO: Look, everybody's done with COVID. I think they see it as short-term. Recently, doing around of check-ins with business leaders beginning in the new year, folks are beginning to say, it feels like we are peaking and going to start to come down the other side of the curve. It's anyone's guess how long it will take.

Also, we're all hoping that there's not yet another variant. But I think there's a general view of optimism that these vaccines really do work. We have to get everybody vaccinated. There is increasing frustration from everyone, including business leaders, why people still won't get vaccinated. But I think there's a view it's temporary.

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