September 18, 2021

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WATCH: Rep. Velazquez asks why COVID-19 testing disparities persist for people of color in the U.S.

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“You haven’t seen the long lines in urban cities and in states where we have large populations of Latinos and Blacks?” Rep. Nydia Velázquez, D-N.Y., asked Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Robert Redfield why sports teams can get nearly instant coronavirus tests, while people in some communities must wait days to get results. The questions came during a July 31 House hearing about the federal government’s COVID-19 pandemic response.

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