Sewell receives Squash Superbugs Award

Published 9:12 am Thursday, July 28, 2022

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U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL) was honored by the  Partnership to Fight Infectious Disease for her work on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sewell was presented the Squash Superbugs award for battling the coronavirus.

“Combatting COVID-19 takes all of us doing our part, and Rep. Sewell’s leadership has played a huge role in helping communities across Alabama,”  Alabama Regional Medical Service interim chief executive officer Nanette R. Allen said. “Her work to combat antibiotic-resistant infections addresses a global threat that also must be confronted to prevent future tragedies.”

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Rural Health Medical Program CEO Keshee Smith said she appreciates Sewell’s hard work fighting COVID in her 7th Congressional District.

“We are so thankful for Rep. Sewell’s leadership over these past two and a half years,” Smith said. “The pandemic challenged every single community in unique and different ways, and her help in getting our community vaccinated remains incredibly important.

“As we learn from this pandemic and consider other looming public health concerns, we cannot ignore the ever-growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. Tackling this issue will take commitment from everyone in Washington, and we’re thankful that Rep. Sewell is supporting this issue as well.”

Sewell said she’s grateful for the honor. She also supports the PASTEUR Act, which will encourage the development of new medicines to fight the growing problem of antibiotic-resistant infections.

“I extend my sincere appreciation to the Partnership to Fight Infectious Disease for recognizing our efforts to raise awareness about the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine,” Sewell said.