Hybrid Hearing on “Reaching the Light at the End of the Tunnel: A Science-Driven Approach to Swiftly and Safely Ending the Pandemic”

Meeting Status: 
Rescheduled
Date: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 10:30am
Location: 
Select one, Washington, DC 20515
Hybrid Hearing on “Reaching the Light at the End of the Tunnel: A Science-Driven Approach to Swiftly and Safely Ending the Pandemic”

On Thursday, April 15, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. ET, Rep. James E. Clyburn, the Chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, will hold a hybrid in-person / remote hearing with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle P. Walensky, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony S. Fauci, and Chief Science Officer for COVID Response David Kessler.

The hearing will examine the Biden Administration's progress in accelerating vaccine access nationwide and the crucial importance of adhering to public health measures like masks and distancing to save lives and slow the spread of dangerous virus variants in the weeks and months before all can be fully vaccinated.

The hearing follows a record-breaking pace of vaccinations, with CDC reporting more than four million people receiving doses on Saturday, April 3, the nation’s highest one-day total since the vaccine rollout began.  Nevertheless, NIAID Director Dr. Fauci warned coronavirus cases have plateaued at a “disturbingly high level” among those who have yet to receive a vaccine.

Breaking from the previous Administration’s failed approach, the Biden-Harris Administration has taken a science-based approach to ending the pandemic.  President Biden recently announced a $10 billion investment in vaccine equity.

Witnesses

Anthony S. Fauci, MD
Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health

David Kessler, MD
Chief Science Officer, COVID Response, Department of Health and Human Services

Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH
Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

117th Congress