Monday, August 10, 2020

August 3-9, 2020

@CCHFreedom: What the Medical Exemption Says About Masks | Listen to Today's HFM audio on CCHF's Homepage: https://t.co/8XlqAdmOse https://t.co/HooEZ5VEfG[…]

• Top Indian ministers in hospital as cases breach 50,000 for fifth day
• Singapore to make travelers wear electronic tags to enforce quarantine
• There may never be a 'silver bullet' for COVID-19, WHO warns https://t.co/AIkIfb2qKQ https://t.co/3oYql9UbmC[…]

• 2 blasts shook central Beirut on Tuesday
• At least one hospital is overwhelmed and is turning wounded people away
https://t.co/MPn4Z6HZPM[…]

• Local governments ‘overwhelmed’ by contact tracing
• Britain prepares for a second wave this winter
• Second COVID wave highly likely to hit France this year https://t.co/AIkIfb2qKQ https://t.co/fmxWpPBLmf[…]

“Georgia continues to interfere with the use of #HCQ to treat victims” https://t.co/DJ447elERX[…]

Monday, August 3, 2020

July 28-31, 2020

• China CDC leader injected with experimental vaccine.
• Virus exacts big toll in NYC's Corona area.
• COVID-19 postpones 3 MLB games.
https://t.co/LtQZ2MdtTD[…]

- American lawmakers face tough talks on relief plan
- Moderna and Pfizer start decisive vaccine trials
- 'Negligence' blamed for Germany's rise in cases https://t.co/AIkIfbk1Co https://t.co/GfgVaix6pg[…]

@SenatorLankford: Chemical abortion pills can put mothers at risk of serious injury or death. It's why @US_FDA has drug restrictions and safety measures in place, like ensuring drugs are taken under the supervision of a licensed doctor. https://t.co/4yniUSNeCe[…]

@JimInhofe: Not only do chemical abortions kill babies, they require dangerous drugs that often harm women. Now, an activist judge says these drugs can be mailed & taken without a doctor's supervision. Abortion is not healthcare—it’s an industry putting its agenda above life &women's safety. https://t.co/Xf1c9rfak3[…]

Monday, July 27, 2020

July 21-27, 2020

@STcom: Oxford-Astra Covid vaccine shows dual immune action: Researcher
https://t.co/2vmQ4oHYhs[…]

• EU agrees on 2.1 trillion relief deal.
• President Trump, Congress divided on a new aid plan.
• Trump to again hold virus briefings.
• Contact tracing falters in Barcelona amid virus spike.
https://t.co/wKjfoCqyiH[…]

- EU reaches deal on pandemic recovery
- U.S. considers $1 trillion relief bill
- California reports record new cases
https://t.co/AIkIfb2qKQ https://t.co/8yLI2F6xK8[…]

• Silent virus spread keeps scientists looking for clues.
• AP finds aid from the world’s top donors drops.
• Trump says virus will get worse before it gets better.
• Lebanon’s hospitals crack under strain.
https://t.co/9XZ3XzR4MQ[…]

@FreeBeacon: A top @WHO official promoted a report from a website that traffics in conspiracy theories to bolster China's false claim that the communist regime was the first to report the existence of the coronavirus. Via @Kredo0 https://t.co/KAxaTleryH[…]

@FreeBeacon: The @WHO communications director tweeted false claims that "Taiwan never provided any warning" to the organization "about the novel coronavirus or its transmissibility." https://t.co/KAxaTleryH[…]

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Health-Related Congressional Committee Meetings

House

Monday — July 27, 2020

• H.R. 7617 — Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2021 [Defense, Commerce, Justice, Science, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Homeland Security, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2021]
Committee on Rules

Source: House.gov


Tuesday — July 28, 2020

• H.R. 7617 — Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2021 [Defense, Commerce, Justice, Science, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Homeland Security, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Act, 2021]
Committee on Rules

Source: House.gov


Wednesday — July 29, 2020

"Improving Access to Care: Legislation to Reauthorize Key Public Health Programs" (Virtual Hearing)
Subcommittee on Health (Committee on Energy and Commerce)

Who's in Charge? Examining Oversight of State Veterans Homes During the COVID-19 — Pandemic
Subcommittee on Health (Committee on Veterans' Affairs)

Source: House.gov


Thursday — July 30, 2020

Protecting Consumers During the Pandemic? An Examination of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Committee on Financial Services

Source: House.gov


Friday — July 31, 2020

Hybrid Hearing on The Urgent Need for a National Plan to Contain the Coronavirus
Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis

Source: House.gov




Senate

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
An oversight hearing to examine COVID-19 financial relief packages.

Finance
Hearings to examine protecting the reliability of the United States medical supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management
Hearings to examine modernizing telework, focusing on a review of private sector telework policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Joint Economic Committee
Hearings to examine reducing uncertainty and restoring confidence during the Coronavirus recession.


Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Veterans' Affairs
Hearings to examine VA telehealth during and beyond COVID-19, focusing on challenges and opportunities in rural America.


Thursday, July 30, 2020

Finance
Hearings to examine protecting the reliability of the United States medical supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Judiciary
Business meeting to consider S. 4212, to amend title 28, United States Code, to strip foreign sovereign immunity of certain foreign states to secure justice for victims of novel coronavirus in the United States

Monday, July 20, 2020

July 13-20, 2020

@UPI: Study indicates COVID-19 antibodies may fade after a few months https://t.co/C8QztPr0jM[…]

California shuts down again as crisis expands https://t.co/B1JIGhPrPv
'Worst-case' UK winter could see 120,000 deaths in second wave https://t.co/yo04yORtfc
WHO sounds alarm as cases rise by one million in five days https://t.co/U6wt2MIfVA https://t.co/lmrQtS7mTa[…]

• Globe's small businesses fight for survival amid pandemic.
• World quarantine rules boosted to fight outbreaks.
• Gov. Cuomo takes heat over NY nursing home study.
• Plan may let rich nations to buy more vaccine.
https://t.co/UdvFK0gkvR[…]

• Fighting coronavirus means knowing the enemy.
• World virus restrictions are being reimposed.
• First small COVID-19 vaccine tested shows promise.
• In virus era, back-to-school plans stress working parents.
https://t.co/EbiZbmlXip[…]

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Health-Related Congressional Committee Meetings

House

Tuesday — July 21, 2020

"Pathway to a Vaccine: Efforts to Develop a Safe, Effective and Accessible COVID-19 — Vaccine" (Virtual Hearing)
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (Committee on Energy and Commerce)

Source: House.gov


Wednesday — July 22, 2020

Examining the National Response to the Worsening Coronavirus Pandemic: Part II
Committee on Homeland Security

Source: House.gov


Friday — July 24, 2020

FEMAs Natural Disaster Preparedness and Response Efforts During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Subcommittee on Environment (Committee on Oversight and Reform)

Source: House.gov



Senate

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Aging
Hearings to examine the COVID-19 pandemic and seniors, focusing on racial health disparities.

Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection
Hearings to examine protecting Americans from COVID-19 scams.


Thursday, July 23, 2020

Energy and Natural Resources
Hearings to examine the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on users of public lands, forests, and national parks.

Monday, July 13, 2020

July 8-13, 2020

@Reuters: Scientists warn of potential wave of COVID-linked brain damage https://t.co/AaDpF3IqDW https://t.co/tvk9YKDF95[…]

@Reuters: 24-hour coronavirus update:
Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive
Australia's second-largest city heads back into lockdown
Miami rolls back restaurant dining
https://t.co/AIkIfb2qKQ https://t.co/1wD8bQSzqc[…]

@AP: Virus update:
• Virus cases rising in Texas since restrictions were loosened.
• Scientific shortcuts slow drugs against the virus.
• Trump pushes states to reopen schools in fall
• Australia isolates the state of Victoria.
https://t.co/r96LO2ZWeA[…]

@AAPSonline: “If HCQ saves half the patients who would have died in hospital, then withholding HCQ is causing tens of thousands of preventable deaths.” https://t.co/2waP9xFQhw via @aapsonline — […]

@postpolitics: The Health 202: The White House is prepping an executive order to shift drug production to U.S. https://t.co/dcDjXxqH2C[…]

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