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  • Staff Reporter 1
    FEMA Supports Vaccine Distribution - - - COVID-19 Response Update
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    Federal Emergency Management Agency Supports Vaccine Distribution: COVID-19 Response Update | site |



    (Information contained in Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] press release dated: March 2, 2021)


    Washington - - FEMA continues its push to speed up vaccinations across the country, supporting states as they open additional community vaccination centers this week. In addition to Pfizer and Moderna, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be delivered to three federal pilot community vaccination centers in California, Florida and Texas, helping to bring this unprecedented pandemic to an end. FEMA continues increasing vaccine allocations to states, tribes and territories, ensuring everyone who wants a vaccine can get one. Using data from CDC’s social vulnerability index, the agency is partnering with state leaders to identify community vaccination centers where they will be able to do the most good for the most vulnerable populations. Today, a comm...
    03-03-2021, 05:26 AM
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    AFT says Nurses, Unions, Allies Urge CDC to Acknowledge Covid-19 Aerosol Transmission to Help Bring Virus Under Control
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    American Federation of Teachers says Nurses, Unions, Allies Urge CDC to Acknowledge Covid-19 Aerosol Transmission to Help Bring Virus Under Control | site |




    AFT says "National Nurses United (NNU) and 44 allied unions and organizations, representing over 13 million members and their communities, are joining in coalition to urge the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to update its Covid-19 guidance to fully reflect the latest scientific evidence regarding SARS-CoV-2 transmission through aerosols that infected people emit when they breathe, speak, cough, sneeze, or sing."


    (Information contained in American Federation of Teachers [AFT] press release dated: February 23, 2021)

    Today, the undersigned unions and organizations delivered a petition with over 10,000 signatures, including scientific experts, urging the CDC to fully recognize Covid-19 aerosol transmission now. The Biden administration has made a
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    03-03-2021, 04:52 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Third COVID-19 Vaccine
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    U.S. Food and Drug Administration Issues Emergency Use Authorization for Third COVID-19 Vaccine | site |



    FDA says "Action Advances Fight Against COVID-19, Follows Comprehensive Evaluation of Available Safety, Effectiveness and Manufacturing Quality Information by FDA Career Scientists, Input from External Experts"


    (Information contained in U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA] press released dated: February 27, 2021) Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the third vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The EUA allows the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine to be distributed in the U.S for use in individuals 18 years of age and older. “The authorization of this vaccine expands the availability of vaccines, the best medical prevention method for COVID-19, to help us in the fight against...
    03-03-2021, 04:17 AM
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    U.S. Department of Education Announces More Biden-Harris Appointees
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    U.S. Department of Education Announces More Biden-Harris Appointees | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Education press release dated: February 25, 2021)


    Washington - - Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced more political appointees that will lead various parts of the agency. These diverse and accomplished individuals will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Department, and work to quickly advance key education priorities for the Biden-Harris Administration.

    Clarence “CJ” Powell, Special Assistant, Office of Postsecondary Education CJ Powell most recently served as the higher education program analyst at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund. In this role, he staffed the higher education civil rights coalition, a table of more than 50 national civil rights and policy organizations. CJ began his career in education e
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    03-03-2021, 04:00 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    CDC to Require Airlines to Collect Contact Information from Passengers from DRC and Guinea
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    Centers For Disease Control and Prevention to Require Airlines to Collect Contact Information from Passengers from Democratic Republic of the Congo and Guinea | site |



    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention press release dated: March 2, 2021) Starting Thursday, March 4, 2021, airlines and other aircraft operators will be required to collect and transmit contact information to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for appropriate public health follow-up and intervention for all passengers boarding a flight to the United States who were in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or the Republic of Guinea within the 21 days before their arrival in the United States. There are currently outbreaks of Ebola Virus Disease (Ebola) in DRC and Guinea. The ability to identify and locate people in the U.S. who may have been exposed to a communicable disease, such as Ebola, abroad is critical to help prevent the spread...
    03-03-2021, 03:38 AM
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    DHS Secretary Mayorkas Announces Family Reunification Task Force Principles and Executive Director
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    U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas Announces Family Reunification Task Force Principles and Executive Director | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Homeland Security [DHS] press release dated: March 1, 2021) Washington - - Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced today the principles of the Family Reunification Task Force and the appointment of the Task Force’s Executive Director, Michelle Brané. “We are dedicating our resources throughout the Department of Homeland Security and the federal government, and bringing our full weight to bear, to reunite children who were cruelly separated from their parents,” said Secretary Mayorkas, who serves as the Chair of the Task Force. “It is our moral imperative to not only reunite the families, but to provide them with the relief, resources, and services they need to heal.” Secretary Mayorkas announced that Michelle Brané will serve as ...
    03-02-2021, 06:55 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Election Commission Approves Advisory Opinion, holds Administrative Review Hearing
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Election Commission Approves Advisory Opinion, holds Administrative Review Hearing| site |


    (Information contained in Federal Election Commission [FEC] press release dated: February 25, 2021)

    Washington - - At its open meeting today, the Federal Election Commission approved an advisory opinion. The Commission also held an administrative review hearing at the request of a 2016 presidential campaign committee regarding a matching funds repayment determination made by the Commission in 2019.

    Advisory Opinion Request 2021-02 (FEN-PAC) The Commission approved an advisory opinion request from the Full Employment Now-Political Action Committee (FEN-PAC), an independent expenditure-only political committee, regarding whether it may use aggregate data about FEN-PAC contributors in communications with members of Congress and Congressional candidates on matters involving legislative and policy issues. The Commission concluded
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    03-02-2021, 06:17 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    CDC has Updated its Food Safety Alert for a Listeria Outbreak linked to Queso Fresco made by El Abuelito Cheese Inc.
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    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has Updated its Food Safety Alert for a Listeria Outbreak linked to Queso Fresco made by El Abuelito Cheese Inc. | site |




    (Information contained in Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] press release dated: February 27, 2021

    CDC has updated its food safety alert for a Listeria outbreak linked to queso fresco made by El Abuelito Cheese Inc.: https://www.cdc.gov/listeria/outbrea...-21/index.html

    Key points:
    • CDC has learned that two other types of cheeses, quesillo and requeson, are made or packed by El Abuelito Cheese Inc. at the same facility as the recalled queso fresco. CDC is concerned that these cheeses could also be contaminated and could make people sick.
    • CDC is advising people at higher risk for severe Listeria illness to not eat any brand of quesillo or requeson cheeses until we learn more. This is because quesillo and requeson cheeses made or packed by El Abuelito
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    03-02-2021, 05:40 AM
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