New data this week showed the Consumer Price Index (CPI) had gone up 6.2% in October, from a year ago, becoming the biggest inflation surge in more than 30 years. The White House is insisting that the infrastructure bill that recently passed in Congress and the social spending bill that Congress is still working on will ease inflation, but is more big government spending really the answer? Former economic adviser to President Trump, Stephen Moore joins to explains why he is a critic of President Biden’s economic policy and why he thinks it will only cause inflation to go up more.
As of last week, children ages 5 to 11 are now eligible to get the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Since then about a million children have had their first dose. The vaccination push for kids comes as many families are getting ready to gather for the holidays. Senior Director, of New York City’s System-wide Special Pathogens Program, Dr. Syra Madad weighs in on the latest coronavirus guidance, what she’s hearing from parents about getting their kids vaccinated and her thoughts on family gatherings for the holiday season.