first_imgReadout from Trump Administration’s 49th Governors Briefing on COVID-19 Response & Best Practices The White HouseToday, Vice President Mike Pence led a discussion with the chief executives and senior leaders of approximately 50 states, territories, and the White House Coronavirus Task Force to discuss local, state, and federal COVID-19 response and recovery efforts, including the continued collaboration on vaccine and therapeutic distribution and administration execution.The Vice President strongly encouraged governors to redouble their efforts to actively collaborate with health care professionals to ensure earlier use of monoclonal antibodies to prevent severe illness and hospitalization. This request was echoed by CDC Director Redfield who encouraged governors and health care leaders to increase access to therapeutics by better leveraging outpatient infusion centers. Seniors and individuals with co-morbidities who test positive should actively inquire with medical professionals about the use of therapeutics and ask for an explanation if they are not receiving potential life-saving therapeutics. As a reminder, NIH issued guidance for the therapeutic management of patients with COVID-19 in early December. The Vice President also encouraged governors to keep messaging on the needed vigilance with washing hands, watching our distance, and wearing a mask when distancing is not possible.Administrator Gaynor and Brigadier General Sanford provided an update on Federal PPE and medical personnel support. The Vice President underscored that thanks to the successful efforts to modernize and bolster Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), state stockpiles, and even private sector reserves, our Nation now has multiple months of PPE reserves on top of external production and that states should be actively utilizing supplies where needed.Ambassador Birx provided an update on data and trends from across the Nation and discussed continued collaboration at every level of government to tackle COVID-19 in partnership.The Vice President commended those states who have gotten off to a strong start with robust programs to quickly vaccinate citizens and encouraged all governors to expand vaccine access for the most vulnerable – particularly citizens over 65 and adults with co-morbidities.Secretary Azar provided an update on Operation Warp Speed, including efforts to expand eligibility groups to seniors and vulnerable individuals and scale access points for vaccine administration — not just hospitals but also pharmacies, community health centers, and mass vaccination sites. The Secretary also discussed the release of additional supply given the confidence in vaccine production and discussed future allocation changes based on vaccine administration progress by state. Secretary Azar underscored that there vaccine supply currently significantly outstrips the requests from states and health officials for vaccine orders and urged states to increase demand and get vaccine shots in arms more quickly.Commissioner Hahn also provided an update on vaccine developments and the robust FDA approval process. CDC Director Redfield strongly urged governors and their teams to go beyond the initial Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations for prioritization to focus on the most vulnerable to help scale vaccinations to available supply.The Governors of Maine, North Dakota, and West Virginia highlighted best practices for vaccine administration as they are among the states leading the path forward on ensuring prompt vaccination.Participants from the White House Coronavirus Task Force:Vice President Mike PenceSecretary Alex Azar, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)Ambassador Deborah Birx, M.D., White House Coronavirus Task Force CoordinatorSeema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHSGeneral Gustave Perna, Operation Warp Speed (OWS), DODDirector Anthony Fauci, M.D., National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIH), HHSCommissioner Stephen Hahn, Federal Drug Administration (FDA), HHSDirector Robert Redfield, M.D., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHSAdministrator Pete Gaynor, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), DHSBrigadier General David Sanford, Defense Supply Center & Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, DODSince January 2020, the Trump Administration has organized and hosted 49 governors-only briefings to drive effective communication and collaboration at every level of government regarding COVID-19 response, recovery, and vaccination. Public health incidents, like natural disasters, are locally-executed, State-managed, and Federally-supported. This is likely the most robust Federal-State collaboration in our Nation’s history. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). 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first_img Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan WhatsApp Google+ News Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter Dungloe man jailed for 18-months for assaulting two gardai Facebookcenter_img By News Highland – March 26, 2010 Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic A 29-year-old man who admitted assaulting two gardai and causing them harm when he was stopped drink-driving has been jailed for 18 months for the offences.Philip Melly, of Caravan Rd, Dungloe, was also given a concurrent three months sentence and banned for six years for drink-driving at Doochary on September 1st, 2008.Donegal Circuit Court heard that Melly was stopped a half-hour after midnight. He had a very negative attitude to gardai, and gardai Brendan McCann and David Mulkearns were forced to draw their batons and a violent struggle ensued.Garda Mulkearns sustained an injury to a middle finger and Melly held his hands around Gda McCann’s neck for a minute and a half. Gda McCann had to attend the doctor for throat injuries.Melly was more than twice over the drink-drive limit at the time of the offences.Judge John O’Hagan heard Melly had served prison sentences, and was already banned for five years. Previous articleProject to promote Marine Tourism to be launched in Donegal TownNext articleTeenager charged with sex offence loses discrimination challenge News Highland Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Pinterest Google+last_img read more