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Readout of the Second COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force Meeting

April 13, 2021

On Friday, COVID-19 Health Equity Chair, Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith convened the second COVID- 19 Health Equity Task Force to discuss the Biden-Harris Administration’s whole-of-society approach to mitigate the health inequities caused or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and for preventing such inequities in the future. This meeting specifically covered vaccine access and confidence.

Dr. Nunez-Smith opened the meeting with these powerful words, “As a Task Force we take our charge very seriously. We will continue to push for the disaggregated and targeted data that are necessary for a data driven response…and we will elevate the positive assets and wisdom, often ignored or undervalued in the hardest hit communities as we generate recommendations and guidance.”

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