H1N1 Flu: Getting the Vaccine to Where It Is Most Needed, Hearing before the U.S. Senate, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, November 17, 2009 [video] [open video - 1KB]
This recorded video feed is from the November 17, 2009 hearing, "H1N1 Flu: Getting the Vaccine to Where It Is Most Needed," before the U.S. Senate, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. From Joseph Lieberman's opening statement: "We hold this hearing on the HINI flu against the backdrop of two crucial numbers going the wrong way - more flu deaths than previously realized and fewer vaccine doses than originally promised. This has led to understandable public frustration and anger mixed with confusion over just who should get vaccinated, with states and even individual cities and counties creating different priority lists. It has also led, I'm afraid, to some of the highest risk individuals, such as pregnant women and children with asthma waiting in those long lines for vaccine shots that ultimately were not available. And it has created anxiety, sometimes fear, among parents going on wild goose chases, trying to get vaccine for their children their government says they need but that they, the parents, can't find." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Joseph I. Lieberman, Susan M. Collins, Anne Schuchat, Nicole Lurie, and Alexander G. Garza.
U.S. Senate, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs: http://hsgac.senate.gov/