COVID-19 One Year Later: Addressing Health Care Needs for At-Risk Americans, Hearing Before the Special Committee on Aging, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, March 18, 2021 [open pdf - 9MB]
This is the March 18, 2021 hearing on "COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] One Year Later: Addressing Health Care Needs for At-Risk Americans," held before the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. From the opening statement of Robert P. Casey, Jr.: "Today's hearing will focus on the continuing and grave threat to those Americans, and our Nation as a whole, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the effects it has had on the health of people most at risk due to the virus. [...] We all know that older adults have suffered the brunt of this pandemic, accounting for 81 percent of all deaths. A tragedy within the broader tragedy of this pandemic has taken place in our Nation's long-term care setting, where more than 178,000--more than 178,000--residents and workers combined have died from COVID-19. Our witnesses today will help us better understand where we are one year into the pandemic. This is an important conversation, and it comes just one week after President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law. This historical legislation advances a bold vision to defeat the virus and begin to rebuild our economy." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Anand Iyer, Amy Houtrow, Anthony Jackson and Sandra Harris.
S. Hrg. 117-51; Senate Hearing 117-51; Serial No. 117-01
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