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Florida Officials Start Looking Ahead to Distributing a COVID-19 Vaccine

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis offered an update on the matter after speaking with federal officials and executives from CVS and Walgreens.
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Val Demings Introduces the Science in Blood Donation Act

"This legislation would require the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to revise its Guidance on Reducing the Risk of Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission (HIV) by Blood and Blood Products based on an assessment of current testing accuracy and individual risk-based analysis, rather than categorization."
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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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Gus Bilirakis Has Questions for Mike Pence on COVID-19 Vaccinations

Specifically, the four members of Congress who sent the letter--U.S. Reps. David McKinley, R-WV, and Susan Wild, D-Penn., also signed the letter--urged the administration to proactively study the most efficient way to distribute a vaccination once developed, which would save lives and help life return to normal.

Darren Soto Helps Amend Federal Minibus to Boost Supply Chains During Coronavirus Pandemic

At the end of last week, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto, D-Fla., teamed up with U.S. Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., to successfully amend the $259.5 billion package with funds for the U.S. State, Interior, Agriculture and Veterans Affairs Departments as well as other federal agencies, to help bolster supply chains as the nation deals with the coronavirus pandemic.
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Marco Rubio, Elizabeth Warren Want to Know More About How America Relies on Other...

“More than a year ago, I warned that our nation has critical vulnerabilities and supply chain risks in key sectors of our economy, including in pharmaceuticals, as a result of decades of lost industrial capacity to China,” Rubio said.

Mario Diaz-Balart, Amy Klobuchar, Joe Cunningham Call for More Awareness of Plasma Donation Program

The convalescent plasma therapy program involves giving patients with coronavirus an infusion of antibody-rich plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19. People who've recovered from COVID-19 -- such Klobuchar’s husband, John Bessler -- have antibodies to the disease in their blood, which may help fight the virus.
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Michael Waltz Named to House GOP’s China Task Force

Winning an open seat in 2018, Waltz is the first Green Beret to serve in Congress. He sits on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee. McCarthy stressed Waltz’s background when he named him to the task force on Thursday.

Florida Senators Vote for $2 Trillion Federal Stimulus Bill to Help Economy With Coronavirus...

On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate passed a $2 trillion federal stimulus package to support the economy which has been hit hard by the coronavirus.
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Rick Scott Touts 30-Day Plan to Get American Back to Normal From Coronavirus

At the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., unveiled his “30-Day Plan” which, he insists, will “help get America back to normal following the spread of the coronavirus.”
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Marco Rubio, Michael Waltz Want to Reduce American Dependence on China for Pharmaceuticals

Rubio and Waltz are championing the “Strengthening America’s Supply Chain and National Security Act.”  The bill would have the U.S. Defense Department study how dependent it is on foreign drugs and determine if it represents a security threat. The bill would also have drugmakers to provide the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with information on how dependent they are on active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) from other countries.

FDACS Issues Additional Guidance Regarding COVID-19

On Thursday, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services issued additional guidance regarding COVID-19 for the agriculture industry, consumers, and regulated industries.
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