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Record No: Res 31984    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 1/19/2021
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION calling for U.S.-Cuban collaboration to save lives in the fight against COVID-19.
Sponsors: Teresa Mosqueda, Kshama Sawant
Supporting documents: 1. Proposed Amendment 1, 2. Proposed Amendment 2, 3. Summary and Fiscal Note, 4. CF 321865 - Documents relating to Resolution 31984
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION calling for U.S.-Cuban collaboration to save lives in the fight against COVID-19.
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WHEREAS, the U.S. has the highest number of COVID-19 cases and deaths in the world: according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there have been over 20 million confirmed cases and over 356,000 deaths with cases and deaths growing faster than ever; and
WHEREAS, available data shows U.S. deaths from COVID-19 fall disproportionately on Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities; and
WHEREAS, in Washington State, deaths from COVID-19 also fall disproportionately on communities of color, with Hispanic people comprising 34 percent of the COVID-19 cases amongst peoples with identifiable race/ethnicities; and
WHEREAS, by its nature, a pandemic is global and the number of COVID-19 cases has topped 87 million cases internationally with almost 1.9 million deaths; and
WHEREAS, now is the time to call for international cooperation and solidarity in the face of this pandemic to save lives; and
WHEREAS, Cuba's free community-based healthcare system, unified government approach, and robust biopharmaceutical industry have enabled the country to effectively deal with the COVID-19 pandemic; and
WHEREAS, the President of Cuba has noted that Cuba has a record of saving 80 percent of their patients in critical and serious condition while, worldwide, some 80 percent of Covid-19 patients in critical condition are dying; and
WHEREAS, Cuba has reported 1.3 deaths/100,000 people and the U.S. has reported 110 deaths/100,000 people from COVID-19, and compared to Cuba, the per capita rate of total cases in the U.S. is 56 times the rate in Cuba and the per capita rate of total deaths is 85 times the rate in Cuba; and
WHEREAS, Cuba has a long history of providing international medical aid and healthcare to the peoples of the world, especially in developing countries, under the banner that healthcare is a human right; and
WHEREAS, Cuba's ...

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