Transcript for New Jersey governor talks latest restrictions, message for residents
Let's bring in the governor of New Jersey Phil Murphy. Governor, thank you for joining us. Your state hitting new records for cases, hospitalizations and deaths on the rise. Is the virus out stripping your efforts to control it? I hope not. We have some realities that are stark. The weather is colder. We're living more of our lives indoors. There's pandemic fatigue and a lot of transmission behind private doors. We have surgically gone after cutting indoor dining at 10:00 P.M. Lower indoor gathering to ten ople. There's only so much you can do. We're pleading with people to keep Thanksgiving small, immediate family, don't travel. Don't let your guard down. We heard the police chief he not going to enforce the new rules. Anything you can do about that? Listen, I heard him say I don't want to ruin anyone's Thanksgiving. That gentleman I believe is an outlier. What would ruin your Thanksgiving is if somebody gets sick. There's a huge amount of burden on personal responsibility. I know everybody wants to keep schools open. Are you going to have to close I hope not. We've got 800 different districts and schools that we oversee. 500 and something are hybrid. 160 something are remote. The rest in person or in combination. Assuming we can do it safely, I hope we can keep schools open. We're heading into Thanksgiving. You put out every warning you possibly can. You have to expect I would imagine that the cases will continue to rise following Thanksgiving, at least for a couple weeks. We've got a vortex here of a lot of bad facts. We have cold weather, people letting their hair down with fatigue and holiday after holiday. You have Thanksgiving, advent, Hanukkah, Christmas, new year's, all in cold weather. We're pleading with people please god do the right thing. We expect this to get worse before it gets better. Hoping for the vaccine to get approved December 10th. It could start to be distributed within 48 hours. Do you have the infrastructure in place in New Jersey to distribute the vaccine once you get it? We think, George, this will be in waves. We'll get batches first for frontline workers, essential workers, vulnerable populations like long-term care and them the full society. We need a robust federal partnership here in terms of logistics, these are two jabs, subzero storage. We're going to need a lot of help from the federal side of this. This is why the trump and Biden teams need to start speaking a SAP. Have you noticed any hold ups because they haven't been speaking? I haven't yet. This is one of those things that are so complex. We don't know what we don't know. The notion that we can casually hand the ball off at midday on January 20th is a complete fallacy. This is really complicated. Forget about your legal challenges and who's counting what votes. Please god, I ask the trump administration to open the books on the vaccine T the Biden team. Governor, thanks for joining us. Thanks,george. We turn to the latest on president trump still clinging
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