The rule allows states to import drugs from Canada if their plan wouldn't pose additional safety risks to the public and would save consumers a significant amount of money. It goes into effect November 23.
The NIH noted that the pandemic has created a need "for accurate, reliable, and readily accessible testing on a massive scale, and returning safely to normal life depends on the ability to streamline and speed up the testing process," including in underserved and vulnerable populations in rural areas.
Dr. Natasha Dwamena said that the 4,000 people expected to attend Trump's rally would be breaking Gov. Ralph Northam's executive order generally banning gatherings of more than 250 people. She said the rally should be canceled, rescheduled or scaled down to comply with the governor's order.
Providing healthcare for free to everyone who needs it during a public health emergency is not a radical idea. If every major country on the planet can guarantee healthcare to all, please do not tell me the U.S. cannot do the same.
Dr. Deborah Birx said she has been on a heavy travel schedule, but said that is crucial to understanding the nation's response. She said she had been in about 28 states, including more than 15 universities, in the last three months.
Federal health officials are expressing concerns over steep declines in rates of vaccinations and the use of primary and preventive care services among children covered by Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program since the start of the pandemic.