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Congress should pass global relief

Posted on January 6, 2021

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The Wake Weekly welcomes letters to the editor of 350 words or fewer. Letters should be signed with the writer's name and hometown. Include a phone number for verification purposes. Phone numbers are not published. Email your letter to the editor to editor@wakeweekly.com.

The holidays just passed, and thankfully there is finally a COVID relief bill in sight. Unfortunately, though, there is no sign of foreign aid and international support provided in the bill during these dire times of a global pandemic.

It is a holiday season for the world, but with the second wave coming crashing over the world, it is not a time to be ignoring our fellow humans. WHO, GAVI, and UNICEF remind us yet again that 80 million children are suffering from vaccine-preventable diseases as the entire world has put its focus on the COVID-19. Global hunger is projected to double, and death from AIDS, TB, and Malaria is expected to reach record highs, all while a pandemic is running quite literally rampant. What we need is more cooperation, and the United States has to play its role in it.

The winter is a holiday season for all nations worldwide. I urge my House Rep. David Price and Sens. Tom Tillis and Richard Burr to ensure that we end this eventful year and holiday season as a country that plays our rightful part in ensuring global help is given for this global pandemic.

Ruchisree Garuda
MORRISVILLE

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