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Meeting Name: Health & Hospitals Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 5/11/2021 12:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Virtual Meeting
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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Attachments: to comment on an item at this agenda, click here, Click to watch live, Health and Hospitals Supplemental agenda 5-11-2021.pdf, CC HHS Comm Mtg - Vaccine and Contact Tracing Update May 2021 FINAL.pdf, Health and Hospitals 5-11-2021 Public Speakers.pdf, SEIU Local 73 Community Clinics Statement.pdf, TASC testimony to Cook County Board on gun violence_051121.pdf
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21-3078 1  Committee MinutesCOMMITTEE MINUTES Approval of the minutes from the meeting of 04/13/2021approvePass Action details Not available
21-0541 2 Covid-19 Mass Immunization Plan ResolutionResolutionSUBMITTING A PROPOSED SUBSTITUTE TO FILE #21-0541 (Health and Hospitals Committee 1/26/2021) PROPOSED RESOLUTION REQUESTING A MEETING OF THE COOK COUNTY HEALTH AND HOSPITALS COMMITTEE TO RECEIVE AN UPDATE FROM THE COOK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH ON THEIR COVID-19 MASS IMMUNIZATION PLANS IN 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, COVID-19 continues to be a serious threat across the U.S. and Cook County, and WHEREAS, many hospitals across the U.S. already have a higher load of COVID-19 patients than ever before since the pandemic began, and the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Robert Redfield, warned last month that the next few months of the pandemic would be among “the most difficult in the public healthdeferPass Action details Not available
21-2664 1 DECLARING GUN VIOLENCE AS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISISResolutionPROPOSED RESOLUTION DECLARING GUN VIOLENCE AS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS WHEREAS, Public Health Awareness raises awareness of the relationship between the health of individuals and the health of their communities; and WHEREAS, there has been an increase in gun related violence in Cook County compared to the decrease in numbers over the past five years; and WHEREAS, The City of Chicago has seen a sharp increase in gun violence in 2020 compared to previous years. In 2020 3,893 shootings were reported, compared to just 2,536 in 2019; and WHEREAS, As of April 1, 2021, 703 people have been injured by a gun shot in Chicago, IL surpassing the total 2020 number by 183 cases; and WHEREAS, The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed 875 gun-related homicides in 2020, breaking the previous record of 838 set in 1994 and; WHEREAS, The Medical Examiner’s office handled 970 homicides in 2020. Which was a more than 40 percent increase over 2019’s total of 675; and WHEREAS, African Americans were the victims of 78 percent of homicides and Latinos accounted for more threcommend for approvalPass Action details Not available