Wednesday, January 20, 2021: APAMSA Statement on Inauguration

Today, APAMSA celebrates a new chapter in the United States, including the swearing-in of our first Asian American and Black woman Vice President.

As future health professionals, we anticipate a number of policies from President Biden and Vice President Harris today that will support Asian American/Pacific Islander communities through the ongoing pandemic and beyond, including:

  • Reinstating the Directorate for Global Health Security and Biodefense

  • Rejoining the World Health Organization

  • Counting undocumented Americans in the U.S. Census

  • Ending the Muslim travel ban

Finally, as we continue to serve our patients through this difficult time, we would like to point our members to these words from National Youth Poet LaureateAmanda Gorman:

...the new dawn blooms as we free it

for there is always light if only we’re brave enough to see it

if only we’re brave enough to be it.

The swearing in of Vice President Kamala Harris. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)