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Meeting Name: Health & Hospitals Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 1/26/2021 1:00 PM Minutes status: Draft  
Meeting location: Virtual Meeting
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21-0541 1 Covid-19 Mass Immunization Plan ResolutionResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION REQUESTING A PUBLIC HEARING OF THE COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS COMMITTEE FOR A REPORT FROM THE COOK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNING THE COVID-19 MASS IMMUNIZATION PLANS IN COOK COUNTY WHEREAS, Cook County, like the rest of the country and many parts of the world, is in the throes of another massive surge in coronavirus cases; and WHEREAS, hospitals across the U.S. already have a higher load of Covid patients than ever before since the pandemic began, and the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Robert Redfield, warned earlier this month that the next few months of the pandemic would be among “the most difficult in the public health history of this nation”; and WHEREAS, as of December 11, 2020 there have been 151,761 confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 in suburban Cook County under the jurisdiction of the Cook County Department of Public Health with 2,849 reported deaths; and WHEREAS, on December 11, 2020, the FDA approved emergency use authorization of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine, and will decide on the   Not available Not available
21-0571 1 REQUESTING A PUBLIC HEARING OF THE COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS COMMITTEEResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION REQUESTING A PUBLIC HEARING OF THE COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS COMMITTEE FOR A COOK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH BRIEFING ON COVID-19 VACCINE PLANS FOR SUBURBAN COOK COUNTY WHEREAS, On January 27, 2020, the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services declared that COVID-19, a respiratory illness spread by close contact through respiratory droplets, presents a public health emergency, and the World Health Organization characterized the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic on March 11, 2020; and WHEREAS, The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) is the Illinois certified local health department for suburban Cook County, Illinois, with the exception of Evanston, Skokie, Oak Park, and Stickney Township, serving 127 municipalities; and WHEREAS, on December 14, 2020, in the CCDPH’s jurisdiction 157,083 cases of COVID-19 and 2,899 deaths attributable to the pandemic have been reported; and WHEREAS, the FDA approved emergency use authorization of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on December 11, and first shipments of the vaccine a   Not available Not available