May 21, 2020
Encouraging news from Health and Human Services (HHS) with the announcement that the agency will collaborate with pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to accelerate the development and manufacturing of the company’s vaccine candidate.
- Also, HHS created a webpage with information about COVID-19 countermeasures. This webpage includes details about the government’s distribution methods of 600,000+ vials of remdesivir that was donated by Gilead Sciences.
The Department of Agriculture (USDA) will start accepting applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program on May 26th to distribute roughly $16 billion in support for agricultural producers who have suffered losses as a result of this pandemic.
Until next time, this is your doctor's note.
Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D.