Monday, April 6, 2020
Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., teamed up with U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., a fellow member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, on a resolution commending the work of GAVI and its partners for their efforts to expand vaccines and immunizations to the most vulnerable, especially children, in developing countries.
This week on Capitol Hill, two members of the Florida delegation with backgrounds in law enforcement unveiled a proposal to help “better train law enforcement for interactions with individuals suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
On Wednesday, Patronis had an operational readiness call on coronavirus with the executive board of the Florida Fire Chiefs Association. Also on the call was state Rep. Cary Pigman, R-Avon Park,  who is a medical doctor and the chairman of the Florida House Health Market Reform Subcommittee.
Crist, who represents parts of Pinellas County, announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is sending almost $450,000 to the health centers to “help deliver quality healthcare to under- or non-insured Pinellas residents.”
Scott also urged the agency to hold regular conference calls with state and local health officials to provide up-to-date information and resources available to combat coronavirus.
President Trump knows that the American people deserve better than inferior medical care at exorbitant prices, and he knows what it takes to deliver the outcomes we expect at prices we can afford. By getting federal bureaucrats out of the way, he’s allowing medical professionals like me to do what we do best: provide our patients with the care and support they need to live long, healthy lives.
“With so many of our pharmaceuticals now exclusively manufactured overseas in countries like China, it’s critical that the federal government take a hard look at our dependence on foreign suppliers of essential, lifesaving medications and make recommendations to better protect Americans from receiving contaminated drugs,” said Posey.
“The nationwide investigation is exploring JUUL’s marketing and sales practices—including the targeting of youth, claims regarding nicotine content, and statements regarding risks, safety and effectiveness as a smoking cessation device,” Moody’s office noted.
Patronis said the Panhandle could be vulnerable to coronavirus.
Dr. Jerry Parrish, the chief economist of the Florida Chamber Foundation, weighed in on Tuesday on how the coronavirus outbreak could impact the Sunshine State.