COVID-19 has affected more than Americans’ health. America’s energy independence and position of global leadership in energy is being threatened by COVID-19. I joined Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) to pen an op-ed for the Midland Reporter-Telegram about the importance of passing the SAVE Jobs Act.
National Updates Moderna and the National Institute of Allergy and Infection Diseases have initiated a Phase 3 clinical trial for their COVID-19 vaccine candidate.
The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority distributed $472 million to help provide Moderna with resources to expand the trial to 30,000 people.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Defenseinvested $7.6 million in Hologic Inc. to expand production of critical supplies that can increase the availability of tests that can run on high-capacity machines.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report on underlying medical conditions associated with an increased risk for severe COVID-19 related illness, showing that those with underlying medical conditions are 6 times more likely to be hospitalized.
The Department of Energy, Department of Veterans Affairs, and HHS announced the formation of the COVID-19 Insights Partnership, an initiative to coordinate and share health data as well as research and expertise to aid in the fight against COVID-19.