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Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Emerging Infectious Diseases

Pennsylvania bill targets Lyme disease insurance coverage

Two Pennsylvania state legislators have introduced a measure necessitating Lyme disease treatment insurance coverage. State Sens. Michele Brooks (R-50th District) and Doug Mastriano (R-33rd District) circulated a co-sponsorship memo on Dec. 1 seeking support for the bill, which would ensure... Read More »

WHO advocates equitable COVID-19 vaccine access

The World Health Organization (WHO) is advocating equitable COVID-19 vaccine global access, noting that placing low and lower-middle-income nations (LLMICs) without access would cause significant economic damage. The WHO-led ACT Accelerator serves a unique global collaboration supporting... Read More »

Bill targets vaccine public advocacy campaign funding

Sens. Rob Portman (R-OH), Ben Cardin (D-MD), John Thune (R-SD), and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) introduced last week a measure they said is designed to address funding for a COVID-19 vaccine public advocacy campaign. The bill would fund a science-driven public advocacy campaign, ensuring when an... Read More »

ICE launches vaccine fraud initiative

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) personnel said the agency has launched an initiative designed to address fraudulent COVID-19 vaccines and treatments. The agency's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) initiated Operation Stolen Promise 2.0, which is designed to serve as the next... Read More »