Tag: covid19

Marco Rubio Calls on Joe Biden to Prioritize Surplus COVID-19 Vaccine Access for Latin...

As the pandemic continues to ravage multiple countries in the region, Latin America and the Caribbean already account for approximately one third of the total COVID-19 global death toll. 

Ron DeSantis Signs Order, Ending Local COVID Emergency Mandates in Florida

DeSantis signed an executive order on Monday while also signing a law on the matter which takes effect on July 1. The governor’s executive order covers the period from Monday until the new law takes effect. 

Federal Government, Ron DeSantis Launch Four COVID-19 Vaccination Sites Across Florida

Each site will administer 2,000 vaccines per day. Additionally, each site will have two smaller, mobile satellite sites that will conduct 500 vaccinations per day in underserved areas. Through this hub and spoke model each group of one primary site and two satellite sites will offer 3,000 vaccinations per day.
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Orange County Cranks Up Enforcing COVID Rules

Now the county is moving forward to punish businesses that don’t follow the rules, since they cannot fine individuals. At the start of the month, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings called this time a “critical juncture," insisting it is critical that businesses follow the rules.
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Barney Bishop: Why a Biden Presidency Won’t Change the Outlook for COVID-19

Bottom line, a Biden presidency will not solve America’s running fight with COVID-19. A Biden presidency will actually exacerbate the pandemic and the results may even be worse than what we are experiencing now.  But the real damage will be that Americans will disobey the mommy-state and that insidiously undermines the credibility that any government must have in order to govern the people.

Charlie Crist: Time to Use Non-Traditional Labs to Test for Coronavirus

Taking a page from what Germany is doing to expand testing, Crist’s proposal would let veterinary and biotechnology labs conduct COVID-19 tests. The non-traditional labs would be reimbursed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Gus Bilirakis Focuses on COVID-19‘s Impact on Seniors, Telehealth

Bilirakis weighed in after the discussion which also includes leaders Baycare, Tampa General, HCA West Florida, AdventHealth and long-term care facilities.

Ron DeSantis Allows Visitors to Return to Long-Term Care Facilities

“The Task Force thoughtfully constructed a blueprint for the safe reopening of long-term care facilities,” said DeSantis on Tuesday. “Limiting visitation at these facilities was a very difficult decision that took an emotional toll on families and residents, especially on those who suffer from cognitive impairments such as Alzheimer’s. With the right precautions in place, I’m confident we can safely re-open visitation at these facilities and reunite families who have been so patient throughout this process.”

VA Starting New Clinical Trial to Study Convalescent Plasma for Treating Seriously Ill COVID-19...

The trial is the first of multiple studies in VA Coronavirus Research and Efficacy Studies (VA CURES), a master protocol that offers a standardized framework for studying potential treatments for COVID-19 without the need for a new study design and protocol each time.
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Anna Eskamani Wants Ron DeSantis to Use Executive Orders to Help Central Florida Through...

Eskamani sent a letter to the governor asking him to take steps to mitigate the effect of COVID-19 on the economy. Specifically, she asked him to waive work search requirements for the people currently on unemployment, something the governor has already done the past two months.

South Florida Congresswoman, Jim Clyburn Want $400 Million for Mobile Testing for Coronavirus

Last week, U.S. Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., teamed up with U.S. House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, D-SC, the chairman of the U.S. House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, in bringing out the...
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R.J. Lehmann: Could ‘Advance Refunding’ Solve the Phase 4 Impasse?

While Democrats prescribed $1 trillion of aid in the Phase 4 package they approved in May, Republicans initially insisted the only aid they would consider is to allow local governments discretion to use an existing $150 billion coronavirus relief fund to cover operating expenses, which initially was prohibited. GOP negotiators reportedly have since upped the offer to $200 billion of new aid.
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