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Making COVID vaccination more fair

Sure, Connecticut’s policy of prioritizing seniors 75 years and older for first vaccinations after healthcare workers seems a no-brainer, because after all, this disease eats our most experienced residents for lunch  – until we remember that folks raised in inner-city Hartford live more than 15 years less than their neighbors four miles away in prosperous West Hartford Center.

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President Biden’s search for unity and the ‘Good ole days’

Thirty years ago, when I first served in Congress, there were times when Democrats and Republicans came together to pass meaningful legislation. At times, our work would become landmark legislation that would move the country in a better direction. My Congressional friends were equally divided between Democrats and Republicans. We enjoyed our work while seeing the shiny city on the hill instead of darkness. We need to return to those ‘good ole days.’