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Global Crisis Needs a Global Solution: The Urgent Need to Accelerate Vaccinations Around the World, Hearing Before the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, December 14, 2021   [open pdf - 202KB]

This is the December 14, 2021 hearing on "Global Crisis Needs a Global Solution: The Urgent Need to Accelerate Vaccinations Around the World," held before the U.S. House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis of the Committee on Oversight and Reform. From the opening statement of James E. Clyburn: "Experts say that variants are 6 to 8 times more likely to emerge from less developed countries where a lag in vaccination rates create opportunities for the virus to mutate. The more that new virus develop, the greater the risk that there will be more infections, more deadly, and that they will be resistant to the current life-saving vaccines. We have learned from this pandemic just how difficult it is to prevent new variants from reaching our shores once they emerge. The best protection is, therefore, to make sure they do not develop in the first place. By increasing access to vaccines around the globe, we can save lives and protect public health at home." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Ali Khan, Katheryn Russ, Martin Makary, Krishna Udayakumar, and Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan.

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2022
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