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Race Against Time: Deploying Vaccines and Addressing the Disproportionate Impacts of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, Migration and International Economic Policy of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, First Session, May 13, 2021   [open pdf - 6MB]

This is the May 13, 2021 hearing on "Race Against Time: Deploying Vaccines and Addressing the Disproportionate Impacts of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] in Latin America and the Caribbean," held before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, Migration and International Economic Policy of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. From the Opening Statement of Albio Sires: "Last Congress, we held two hearings to examine the impact of the pandemic in Latin America and the Caribbean and the U.S. Government's response. In July 2020, when we hosted the Acting Assistant Secretary, Ambassador Kozak, we discussed with him the urgent need in the region for more personal protective equipment and masks. Today, that urgent need is vaccines. I ask President Biden, Vice President Harris, and their administration to answer the call. The U.S. is expected to have over 400 million excess vaccines, even if we vaccinated every adult in the United States--even if we vaccinated every adult in the United States. In New Jersey, more than 7.7 million doses have been administered already, and I am working hard to ensure everyone in my district can easily get access to a vaccine. But the truth is that none of us will be fully safe from this virus until we all are. Time is of the essence, and we cannot afford any further delays." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Arachu Castro, Tatiana Bertolucci, and R. Evan Ellis.

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Serial No. 117-37
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2022
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