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Commonwealth looking to fix COVID-19 vax scheduling problem

Shawna De La Rosa | Jan 20, 2021 | Virginia

There is still a scheduling gap when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Virginia. Daniel Carey, Virginia secretary of Health and Human Services, addressed this issue with the House of Delegates’ Health, Welfare and Institutions committee earlier this week as he broke down Gov. Larry Northam’s health care-related...[ Read More ]

A conversation with U.S. Representative Ed Case from Hawaii's 1st Congressional District

| Jan 20, 2021 | Hawaii

Representative Ed Case called this a “dark chapter for our country” when he spoke as the morning keynote at the 2021 Hawaii Virtual Health Policy Conference. Case is the U.S. Representative for Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District. He was in the Capitol building during the insurrection and voted for the second...[ Read More ]

Q&A: Rep. Eliason has confidence in Cox's health policy

| Jan 20, 2021 | Utah

Representative Steve Eliason has represented Utah’s 45th Legislative District since 2011, an area including Cottonwood Heights and Sandy City. A public accountant by trade, Eliason got involved in health policy out of concern for rising suicide rates in Utah -- indicative of a larger trend of suicides in the Rocky...[ Read More ]

5 Things Virginia: Q&A w/Sen. Barbara Favola, Health policy update, Convening Panel

| Jan 20, 2021 | Virginia

This is our second edition of our new newsletter focused on five things we are watching at the intersection of health care and health policy in Virginia. Thanks for allowing us to land in your inbox and giving us a look. If we aren't for you, then you can always...[ Read More ]

Colorado could be doing more for vaccine equity, according to the Center for Health Progress

| Jan 20, 2021 | Colorado

Despite the encouragement the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE) sent to providers in a letter on Sunday, the state still has considerable work to do to ensure its vaccine distribution process is equitable, according to Dana Kennedy at the Center for Health Progress.     The...[ Read More ]

5 Things Alaska: Health legislation, State budget, DHSS split

| Jan 20, 2021 | Alaska

We are now on the other side of the 45th peaceful transfer of power since our Constitution was ratified in 1789. It is one of the most uncommon things in the great swath of human history, having hardly been done without swords or battles of some sort. Here, in America,...[ Read More ]

An international perspective on COVID-19 and the U.S.

| Jan 20, 2021 | Washington

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every corner of the world. No country is immune to its influence, although some have handled the situation more effectively than others. Ross Ciesla, chief investment officer at Veritas Investment Partners, Katherine Wilson, author and cultural commentator and Mohamed Abdirizak, foreign minister for the government...[ Read More ]

Illinois moves inmates to Phase 1B of vaccine rollout

Mansur Shaheen | Jan 20, 2021

Illinois has updated it’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan to move its incarcerated population to Phase 1B. Prisoners were previously set to be vaccinated during either Phase 2 or Phase 3. Phase 1B also includes essential frontline workers, first responders and residents over 65. The phase officially began in the state...[ Read More ]

Cox unveils 500-day plan for his administration

| Jan 20, 2021 | Utah

Governor Spencer Cox will focus on economic advancement, investment in education, meeting rural community needs, health security, and equality and opportunity for all Utahns during his first 500 days in office, according to a plan released by his office Tuesday. The “One Utah Roadmap” was developed in cooperation with more...[ Read More ]

Texas has administered 81 percent of its vaccine stock, Abbott says

| Jan 19, 2021 | Texas

Texas is slated to receive its largest supply of vaccines this week, with an expected 333,650 first doses and 509,400 second doses, according to Gov. Greg Abbott. Abbott shared this information during a visit on Tuesday to the Houston Methodist Hospital, the biggest vaccine provider in the state. He gave...[ Read More ]

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