Opinion: State Rep. Arora proposes 90 percent of vaccine going to seniors

Posted on December 28, 2020

The governor’s office and the Department of Public Health (DPH) are deciding on vaccine allocation and prioritization with the help of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. CDC guidelines issued Dec 21 recommend vaccinating health care and essential workers before vaccinating seniors aged 65 to 75. However, simple math based on mortality numbers show that if we first vaccinate all seniors over 65 (17 percent of our population) we will end most of the harm. As per current vaccine

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Rep. Harry Arora: Zoom with Josh Geballe, COO of CT and senior member of Gov. Lamont’s leadership 12/29

Posted on December 28, 2020

Dear friends and neighbors,

Happy Holidays. Hope you are having a good weekend.

Please join me for a Zoom discussion with Josh Geballe, Chief Operating Officer for the state of Connecticut on Tuesday Dec 29th, 11 AM. Josh Geballe is responsible for the operations of 25 state agencies and 30,000 employees who provide critical services to the people of CT. He is part of Governor Lamont’s leadership team and is involved in key policy decisions. Prior to joining Gov. Lamont’s administration, Mr. Geballe

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Rep. Harry Arora: Vaccination Survey Results and Updated Travel Advisory

Posted on December 21, 2020

Dear friends and neighbors,

Happy Holidays. Thank you for your participation in last week’s vaccine survey.

More on the vaccination plan

  • The state received 31,200 Pfizer vaccine doses last week and is expecting another 87,765 doses this coming week. As of Thursday (12/17), 3,031 Connecticut residents had received the vaccination. Here is the latest vaccination schedule from the CT DPH.
  • The Governor and the Commissioner of the DPH have repeatedly confirmed that “This vaccination is voluntary and

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Rep. Arora Supports the House Republican Pandemic Relief Package for Connecticut’s Service Industry

Posted on December 17, 2020

GREENWICH—State Representative Harry Arora (R-151) along with incoming House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-86), announced their intention to introduce legislation providing relief to Connecticut bars and restaurants, which have been disproportionately affected by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Small businesses across the state are struggling as decreased foot traffic and stringent executive orders have restricted operations and forced many job creators to close their doors

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Rep. Arora: CT Vaccination Plan

Posted on December 9, 2020

The COVID vaccine is expected to be available in Connecticut next week. The Pfizer vaccine could be available as soon as the week of Dec 14th and the Moderna vaccine the week thereafter. In the first week, CT is expected to get 31,000 doses. Here are the quantities of the vaccine expected in CT. Each of these vaccines requires two doses administered 21 days apart. Here is an FAQ on vaccines which I found very helpful.

Below is a quick update on CT’s vaccination plans:

1. Vaccine strategy – The vaccination

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Rep. Arora Appointed Ranking Member of Labor Committee

Posted on December 7, 2020

HARTFORD – On Friday, Greenwich State Representative Harry Arora (R-151) was appointed Ranking Member of the General Assembly’s Labor and Public Employees Committee by House Republican Leader-elect State Representative Vincent Candelora (R-86). A Ranking Member serves as the leader of the minority party in committee meetings and works with the Committee Leadership to bring forward legislation.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as the Ranking member of the Labor and Public employees committee.

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Rep. Arora Presses for CT Business COVID Relief

Posted on December 3, 2020

HARTFORD—State Rep. Harry Arora (R-151) along with incoming House Republican Leader Vincent Candelora (R-86) called on the General Assembly to immediately act on a targeted list of items intended to help struggling job creators looking to ease the many burdens faced by pandemic-squeezed businesses.

Rep. Harry Arora said, “Our small businesses especially restaurants and retail are under immense pressure and it is important the state do everything to support and assist them to navigate these difficult

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