A Doctor's Note on Coronavirus

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Washington, September 1, 2020 | comments

September 1, 2020

Dear Friends,

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)released 1.5 million N95 respirators from the Strategic National Stockpile for distribution to over 3,000 nursing home facilities.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)issued an emergency use authorization to Abbott Diagnostics for the first antigen test where health care providers can read the results directly from the testing card 15 minutes after swabbing the patient.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced aid in addition to the COVID-19 waivers already in place for health care providers in in Louisiana and Texas during the COVID-19 and Hurricane Laura public health emergencies.

The National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine is accepting public comments on a discussion draft of the Preliminary Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine.

Until next time, this is your doctor’s note.

Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D.

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