Congressional Hispanic Caucus discusses COVID-19 impact on Hispanic community

WASHINGTON — The Congressional Hispanic Caucus held a panel in Washington D.C. Wednesday on how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the Hispanic community in particular.

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During the discussion, panelists said the Hispanic community has been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus because of poverty, and issues with access to health care.

Dr. Anthony Fauci also participated in the panel, noting that a vaccine is expected to be ready by the end of the year, and hundreds of millions of doses will be manufactured.

“You could have a vaccine, theoretically and practically, for every one of the 330 million individuals who live in the United States,” Fauci said.

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Dr. Fauci also urged Hispanic leaders to encourage their constituents to sign up for vaccine trials.

Myrt Price

Myrt Price, WFTV.com

Myrt Price joined the eyewitness news team as a general assignment reporter in October of 2012.