Pandemic Response Report is a weekly newsletter about America’s response to the coronavirus pandemic from Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis (SSOCC) Republicans. 
What’s Important  Select Subcommittee to Examine Biden’s Botched Pandemic Response: This Wednesday, the Select Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the Biden Administration’s botched pandemic response with U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, and Health and Human Services (HHS) Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Dawn O’Connell. Republicans invited Dr. Anthony Fauci, but he has not indicated if he will testify at the hearing. Audit Reveals Cuomo Dramatically Undercounted Nursing Home Deaths: An audit by the New York State Comptroller found that former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration undercounted deaths resulting from his order sending COVID-positive patients to nursing homes by as much as 50 percent. Biden Administration Still Requiring Masks on Planes and Public Transportation: Even as the CDC announced that most of the U.S. population lives in areas where wearing masks indoors is no longer advised as a necessary preventative measure, the Biden Administration recently extended the mask mandate for aviation and public transportation passengers and workers through April 18, 2022. Crisis CornerAudit Reveals Cuomo Dramatically Undercounted Nursing Home Deaths: An audit by the New York State Comptroller found that former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration undercounted deaths resulting from his order sending COVID-positive patients to nursing homes by as much as 50 percent from April 2020 to February 2021. The audit found that the Department of Health often presented “data in a manner that misled the public” and “was not transparent in its reporting of COVID-19 deaths at nursing homes.” Select Subcommittee Republicans have repeatedly called for Cuomo to be held accountable or his order and ensuing cover-up, but Democrats have refused to conduct any oversight. Biden BlundersBiden Administration Still Requiring Masks on Planes and Public Transportation: Even as the CDC announced that most of the U.S. population lives in areas where wearing masks indoors is no longer advised as a necessary preventative measure, the Biden Administration recently extended the mask mandate for aviation and public transportation passengers and workers through April 18, 2022. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and Aviation Subcommittee Ranking Member Garret Graves (R-La.) recently led 129 House Republicans in demanding the Biden Administration rescind its arbitrary extension of the federal transportation mask mandate. Americans can safely go to a concert or sporting event without a mask, and they should be able to travel without one too. This Week in SSOCCSelect Subcommittee to Examine Biden’s Botched Pandemic Response: This Wednesday, the Select Subcommittee will hold a hearing on the Biden Administration’s botched pandemic response with CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, and HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Dawn O’Connell. Republicans invited Dr. Anthony Fauci, but he has not indicated if he will testify at the hearing. During the pandemic, the Biden Administration and CDC have followed the political science and not the medical science, which has destroyed public trust. Democrats have flouted their own mandates, refused to follow the science on masks and vaccines, and only altered their draconian guidelines when it suited them politically. President Biden’s CDC also allowed a radical teachers union to dictate official guidance on reopening schools, which resulted in thousands of schools remaining shuttered during the 2020-2021 school year. What They’re SayingScalise & Green: Democrats refuse to investigate Biden’s failed COVID response (Washington Times)“As we enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become clear that President Biden has failed to ‘shut down the virus’ as he promised during the campaign. By not procuring adequate numbers of rapid at-home tests for Americans prior to the holiday season, abandoning his national plan to defeat COVID-19, politicizing the vaccine while pursuing a vaccine-only strategy to the detriment of therapeutics, and undermining science, President Biden‘s response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been disastrous. Tragically, there have been more COVID deaths under President Biden than President Trump. Yet, Democrats on the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis refuse to investigate any aspect of the Biden administration’s failed response.”Health Agency Under Cuomo ‘Misled the Public’ on Nursing Home Deaths (New York Times)“The administration of former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo failed to publicly account for the deaths of about 4,100 nursing home residents in New York during the pandemic, according to an audit released on Tuesday by the state comptroller, Thomas P. DiNapoli. The audit found that Health Department officials at times underreported the full death toll by as much as 50 percent from April 2020 to February 2021, as Mr. Cuomo faced increasing scrutiny over whether his administration had intentionally concealed the actual number of deaths.” Biden admin operated with missing data as CDC issued pandemic guidance, emails show (Fox News)“The Biden administration didn’t have data on students’ learning loss when the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC) issued its COVID-19 school reopening guidance, internal emails show. The emails also indicate that Dr. Anthony Fauci flagged an article citing scientific studies disputing the need for students to stay 6 feet apart, noting that the rule appeared to be based on ‘decades-old research.’ Additionally, the CDC denied a Harvard University public health expert’s request for state-level vaccine distribution data, which she needed for her research about how policies affected vaccinations, the emails show.”Member MentionsHouse Republican Whip and Select Subcommittee Ranking Member Steve Scalise (R-La.invites Dr. Fauci to testify at the Select Subcommittee’s hearing on March 30.

 

 

Select Subcommittee Republicans call for former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to be held accountable.

 

Representative Mark Green (R-Tenn.) calls on Democrats to hold a hearing about the Biden Administration’s botched COVID response.

 

 

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and Aviation Subcommittee Ranking Member Garret Graves (R-La.) lead House Republicans in demanding an end to the transportation mask mandate.