“If the WHO had done its job, not as many people would be dead, we would be further along right now, and every country would be better off," Scott told The Daily Signal.
Thompson, the founder and co-chairman of the Congressional Telehealth Caucus, introduced the bill at the end of last month. Other supporters include U.S. Reps. Peter Welch, D-Vt., Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, David Schweikert, R-Ariz., and Doris Matsui, D-Calif.
“American consumers are facing a crisis of rising drug costs and we can’t wait any longer. I urge every senator to put themselves in the shoes of a family or a senior living on a fixed income who’s seen their drug costs triple in just a few years."
“Of the many lessons learned during our national response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, perhaps the most critical to ensuring better access to care and a robust health system in Florida is investing in the proven value of telehealth,” Florida TaxWatch President and CEO Dominic Calabro said.
Soto brought out the “Helping Adults Protect Immunity (HAPI) Act” at the start of last month and weighed in on it on Friday.
Scott announced last week that he was joining more than 45 Senate Republicans, including U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, to back U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse’s, R-Neb., “Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act” and noted that he signed similar legislation into law back in 2013 when he was governor.
As the Legislature prepares to vote on a $93.2 billion budget, Gov. Ron DeSantis thanked legislators for making the Florida Department of Health eligible for almost $28 million in federal funds to respond to coronavirus.
With rising numbers of new cases and hospitalizations in Jacksonville due to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will facilitate testing.
“Specifically, the legislation would require the president to use the Defense Production Act (DPA) to mobilize manufacturers and resources needed to produce the medical supplies necessary to quickly distribute a future COVID-19 vaccine,” Crist’s office noted.
Diaz-Balart announced he has donated to OneBlood, a not-for-profit active in Florida and across the Southeast.