January 07, 2022

As Covid Spreads In Tompkins County, Senator Gillibrand Visits Cornell University To Call For Creation Of A Coordinated Network Of Covid-19 And Pandemic Response Centers; Cornell A Prime Example Of Academic Center That Could Help Prepare For Future Variants And Defend Against Public Health Emergencies

Over The Past Two Weeks, COVID-19 Hospitalizations Have Increased By 18% In Tompkins County; Rapid Spread of Mutations Like Those in Omicron Continues to Threaten Progress Combating COVID-19; Gillibrand’s Proposed Centers of Excellence Poised to Respond to the Highly Contagious Omicron and Future Variants

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Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand held a press conference at Cornell University to push for the passage of the bipartisan COVID-19 and Pandemic Response Centers of Excellence Act, which would deliver funding to establish COVID-19 and Pandemic Response Centers of Excellence programs at academic medical centers like Cornell’s across the country. Gillibrand was joined by Cornell University President Martha E. Pollack, Austin O. Hooey Dean of the College of Veteri