As Whooping Cough Spreads, Schumer Demands Free Vaccinations
WebMD describes whooping cough as a "disease that causes very severe coughing that may last for months." It is a respiratory infection that can spread rapidly if untreated. And, in recent weeks, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that cases have been popping up across the country of people coming down with the horrible sickness.
In his speech to the Hill, he laid out a three-part plan that would provide clinics, doctors; offices and hospitals with access to the vaccination. Schumer pointed out how contagious the disease actually is and the harm it can inflict on children. Here's thevideo
of the speech that NY1 has provided. In it, Schumer speaks on the solution:
"I am urging the Center for Disease Control to put in place a three-part plan that makes free vaccines more readily available at hospitals, doctor's offices and community health clinics, that targets adults that haven't been vaccinated in years and ensures that we have ample supply of the vaccine and a distribution plan in place."
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