COVID-19: Tuesday’s Senate Health Committee Hearing Carries On Remotely
On Sunday, May 11, 2020, each witness set to testify in Tuesday’s Senate health committee hearing about the coronavirus pandemic will testify remotely.
The specific changes stem from a few members forced to self-quarantine, Dr. Robert Redfield, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Dr. Stephen Hahn, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, faced exposure to the virus last week, and now have to follow protocol.
Doctor Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Dr. Brett Giroir, the assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services will also participate remotely due to the COVID-19.
The announcement came from the committee chair, Senator Lamar Alexander, where they found it a safer way to discuss important information. This hearing will give each person on the panel a chance to understand “what federal, state and local governments are doing to help Americans go back to work and back to school as rapidly and safely as possible,” according to a press release from the committee.