Tag: centers for disease control and prevention

Lois Frankel, Gus Bilirakis Team Up On Protecting the Health of America’s Older Adults...

Last week, two members of the Florida delegation--Democratic U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel and Republican U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis--teamed up on a proposal to “create a program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

The U.S. and Florida Will See a Thanksgiving Travel Rebound, AAA Forecasts

AAA forecasts a strong rebound in holiday travelers this Thanksgiving at the national level and for Florida in particular. The Auto Club Group predicts 53.4 million Americans will travel for the Thanksgiving holiday, up 13...

Ron DeSantis Issues Executive Order Against School Mask Mandates

On Friday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced he will do all he can to stop school mask mandates, saying that every parent should have the right to choose what is best for their child. 
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Florida Congressmen Launch the Infection Prevention and Control in Long-Term Care Caucus

This week, two members of the Florida delegation on Capitol Hill launched the Infection Prevention and Control in Long-Term Care (IPC-LTC) Caucus “to implement much-needed reforms that became evident during the pandemic and to create meaningful federal policies to control infections in Long-Term Care (LTC) facilities nationwide, with the ultimate goal of protecting senior citizens and enriching their lives.”

Florida TaxWatch Looks at Health Care and the Economy After Pandemic

The analysis is the first installment in the taxpayer research institute’s COVID-19 Legacy Series, examining the impact of the pandemic on a particular focus area (like health) as well as the economic implications of those changes.
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New Survey Shows More Americans Will Swim at Public Pools But Worries Remain About...

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there is no evidence that COVID-19 can spread to people through pool water. Proper operation and disinfection of pools, hot tubs and water playgrounds should kill the virus that causes COVID-19.
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Travel Leaders Call on Joe Biden to Open More International Travel

The letter urged the establishment of a public-private task force by the end of May to develop a risk-based, data-driven roadmap for safely reopening international travel to the U.S.

Rick Scott Calls on Twitter, Facebook CEOs to Consider Social Media’s Impact on American...

"While Congress passed the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (15 U.S.C. §§ 6501–6506) to protect children using the internet, it does not address the health impacts of prolonged social media use."
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Marco Rubio Wants Answers From CDC on Distorting School Reopening Data

Rubio along with fellow Republican senators “demand a Tiger Team composed of public health experts to identify and address the source of this failure, align the guidance with science, and get our students back to school.” The Tiger Teams would be composed of experts both inside and outside of the CDC to address the agency’s failure and to provide information, based on consistent science, to safely reopen schools.

Kathy Castor Introduces PREVENT HPV Cancers Act

With U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier, D-Wash., backing the proposal, Castor showcased the bill on Thursday which was International HPV Awareness Day.

Robin Mather: Authorities Fear COVID-19 is Making Opioid Abuse Worse

The pandemic’s stress and isolation have increased drug use and increasing the chances of an overdose with no one present to render first aid or call for help.
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Stephanie Murphy Urges Joe Biden to Change Vaccine Distribution Formula

“This severely disadvantages Florida, making it harder for the state to vaccinate its senior population and, in turn, to quickly move on to vaccinate the broader population, as more contagious strains of the virus circulate within the state. Over one in five Florida residents—20.9 percent of Floridians—is age 65 or older, trailing only Maine and Puerto Rico, where the number is 21.3 percent,” the congresswoman’s office noted.