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We learned about an outbreak of pneumonia of unknown origin in Wuhan, China, on December 30, not through that country’s official channels, as required under the international health regulations, but through media monitoring that we do, as well as through a notification from Taiwan’s Economic and Cultural office here in the United States, one of the very first ways the U.S. government was notified of a novel virus in mainland China, was by people from Taiwan.
In May, member states of the World Health Organization had to authorize by resolution an investigation specifically into the virus’ origins. Unbelievably, it was only this week that the investigators were allowed into China. Further, these investigators will largely examine the analyses already done by Chinese scientists, this flawed scope of investigation is the result of months of negotiations over last summer and into the fall, between WHO and China, with no input from the WHO executive board.
We will be allocating them based on the pace of administration as reported by states and by the size of the 65 and over population in each state, we're giving states two weeks' notice of this shift to give them the time necessary to plan and to improve their reporting if they think their data is faulty.
We will be allocating them based on the pace of administration as reported by states and by the size of the 65 and over population in each state. We're giving states two weeks' notice of this shift to give them the time necessary to plan and to improve their reporting if they think their data is faulty, this new system gives states a strong incentive to ensure that all vaccinations are being properly reported, which it currently is not, and it gives states a strong incentive to ensure doses are going to work.
Infectious diseases don’t know any boundaries, we have mixed messages coming out from higher levels of government right now, and that really is unfortunate because that does get people confused – when you have mixed messages people who have their own agenda can always find one of those messages that agrees when them.
We have product that is going through QC right now -- quality control -- for sterility, identity check -- that -- we have tens and tens of millions of product. We always will. But batches fail. Sterility fails. ... And then you don't have a product for that second dose, and frankly, talking about that or encouraging that can really undermine a critical public health need, which is that people come back for their second vaccine.
States can also accelerate vaccine administration by moving on to providing vaccinations to broader populations right now, there is no reason that states need to complete, say, vaccinating all health care providers before opening up vaccinations to older Americans or other especially vulnerable populations.
We've made it very clear that when GSA makes a determination, we will ensure complete, cooperative professional transitions and planning, we follow the guidance. We're about getting vaccines and therapeutics invented and get the clinical trial data and saving lives here. That's where our focus is as we go forward with our efforts.
The data we gathered suggests that patients who were treated early in their disease course, within three days of being diagnosed, with plasma containing high levels of antibodies, benefited the most from treatment. We saw about a 35 % better survival in the patients who benefited most from the treatment.
We've got to use the full power of the U.S. government and the private sector here to compress all of those (drug trial) timelines, reduce inefficiency in development and use the power of the U.S. government to produce at risk, scale hundreds of millions of doses of vaccines even while we're running the clinical trials to prove their safe and effective.
Dr. Redfield and I made the offer on January 6th - 36 days ago, 60,000 cases and 1,300 deaths ago, we made the offer to send the The CDC experts in to assist their Chinese colleagues to get to the bottom of key scientific questions like, how transmissible is this disease ? What is the severity ? What is the incubation period and can there be asymptomatic transmission ?
While this virus poses a serious public health threat, the risk to the American public remains low at this time, and we are working to keep this risk low, we are committed to protecting the health and safety of all Americans, and this public health emergency declaration is the latest in the series of steps the Trump Administration has taken to protect our country.
The Food and Drug Administration intends to finalize a guidance document that would commence enforcement to require that all flavors, other than tobacco flavor, would be removed from the market, this would include mint and menthol flavoring, as well as candy flavors, bubblegum flavor, fruit flavor, alcohol flavor. You get the drift.
There are so many stories of Americans with serious mental illness, and their families, that end in tragic outcomes because treatment options are not available or not paid for, more treatment options are needed, and that includes more inpatient and residential options that can help stabilize Americans with serious mental illness.
We are trying to work to facilitate that information be accessible to top app developers so that information can be sucked into applications that are very useable and intuitive for the patient to look at their own data, we think that is a big part of putting the patient in the driver seat in the health care system.
I know what I’m doing. I know this space, i know how cost works in the system. What if I were a grandmother and I’m trusting the system will take care of me? What if I’m a 20-something and I have a high deductible plan? I was able to fight for that information. I knew to fight for that information ... they wouldn’t. I think it’s a right to know up front what we are going to pay for a procedure.
I know how cost works in the system. What if I were a grandmother and I’m trusting the system will take care of me? What if I’m a 20-something and I have a high deductible plan? I was able to fight for that information. I knew to fight for that information ... they wouldn’t. I think it’s a right to know up front what we are going to pay for a procedure.