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  • American Federation of Teachers says Background Check Numbers Surge Again

    American Federation of Teachers says Background Check Numbers Surge Again

    American Federation of Teachers says Background Check Numbers Surge Again | site |


    AFT says, "Major Retailers DICK’S, Walmart Must Pause Sales of Guns and Ammunition During Holiday"


    (Information contained in American Federation of Teachers [AFT] press release: December 4, 2020)

    Washington - - Guns Down America, a bolder, broader movement calling for dramatically fewer guns in America, and the American Federation of Teachers, released the following statement after the FBI reported that the National Instant Criminal Background Check System conducted 3.6 million screenings in November, the seventh month in 2020 in which background checks topped 3 million. “These new numbers continue a deadly trend of surging gun sales during the pandemic. Sadly, we are starting to see gun deaths climb now too and as we enter the holiday season, those numbers will likely increase. Sporting goods retailers that sell firearms have a responsibility to pause gu
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  • CMS Announces Comprehensive Strategy to Enhance Hospital Capacity Amid COVID-19 Surge

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Announces Comprehensive Strategy to Enhance Hospital Capacity Amid COVID-19 Surge | site |




    (Information contained in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid press release dated: November 25, 2020) Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) outlined unprecedented comprehensive steps to increase the capacity of the American health care system to provide care to patients outside a traditional hospital setting amid a rising number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) hospitalizations across the country. These flexibilities include allowances for safe hospital care for eligible patients in their homes and updated staffing flexibility designed to allow ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) to provide greater inpatient care when needed. Building on CMS’s previous actions to expand the availability of telehealth across the nation, these actions are aimed at allowing health care services to be provided outside a h...
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  • Four Major Health Care Organizations release Updated Guidance on Maintaining Essential Surgery during the Ongoing Pandemic

    American Hospital Association says, As COVID-19 Cases surge again, four Major Health Care Organizations release Updated Guidance on Maintaining Essential Surgery during the Ongoing Pandemic | site |



    (Information contained in American Hospital Association press release: November 24, 2020)


    As COVID-19 cases surge again, four major health care organizations release updated guidance on maintaining essential surgery during the ongoing pandemic


    Joint roadmap addresses the dual need to meet health care demands for patients hospitalized with COVID-19, along with patients who need essential surgical services; calls for centralized coordinated governmental action to deploy necessary supplies


    CHICAGO (November 24, 2020): Hospitals in many regions across the United States are now reporting near or at bed and ICU capacity due to the resurgence of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), which is presenting new...
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  • Trump Administration Provides Saliva Test at Surge Testing Site in Waco, TX

    Trump Administration Provides Saliva Test at Surge Testing Site in Waco, TX

    Trump Administration Provides Saliva Test at Surge Testing Site in Waco, TX | site |




    Test Bolstered Through NIH Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADxSM) Initiative


    (October 16, 2020) - - Today, October 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:

    Starting today, communities that are part of the federal surge testing effort for COVID-19, supported by the Trump Administration, have a new option: a test that uses samples of saliva collected by spitting into a sterile container. Made by Fluidigm Corporation and supported in part by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the easy-to-use saliva test detects SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, on a molecular level using a microfluidics platform. The accuracy of the test is comparable to other molecular-level tests of nasal swab samples, according to a clinical study conducted by the manufacturer. The U.S.
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  • U.S. Department of the Interior says Arrests of Illegal Aliens on Federal Borderlands Increased by Nearly 4,000 percent under Trump/Zinke Surge Operations

    U.S. Department of the Interior says Arrests of Illegal Aliens on Federal Borderlands Increased by Nearly 4,000% under Trump/Zinke Surge Operations



    DOI Law Enforcement also staging in anticipation of approaching caravan


    Washington, DC - - (November 9, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced that in the first six months of a pilot program to provide an increased Interior law enforcement presence on identified Interior lands along the US-Mexico border, arrests of illegal aliens entering the United States increased by nearly 4,000 percent. In May of 2018, Secretary Zinke directed a Border Support Surge initiative, which coordinated law enforcement officers from the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Border Patrol to execute high level operations to patrol and protect the border with Mexico. The team saw immediate results. This increa...
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    American Federation of Teachers says Background Check Numbers Surge Again
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    American Federation of Teachers says Background Check Numbers Surge Again | site |


    AFT says, "Major Retailers DICK’S, Walmart Must Pause Sales of Guns and Ammunition During Holiday"


    (Information contained in American Federation of Teachers [AFT] press release: December 4, 2020)

    Washington - - Guns Down America, a bolder, broader movement calling for dramatically fewer guns in America, and the American Federation of Teachers, released the following statement after the FBI reported that the National Instant Criminal Background Check System conducted 3.6 million screenings in November, the seventh month in 2020 in which background checks topped 3 million. “These new numbers continue a deadly trend of surging gun sales during the pandemic. Sadly, we are starting to see gun deaths climb now too and as we enter the holiday season, those numbers will likely increase. Sporting goods retailers that sell firearms have a responsibility to pause gu
    ...
    12-06-2020, 05:12 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    CMS Announces Comprehensive Strategy to Enhance Hospital Capacity Amid COVID-19 Surge
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Announces Comprehensive Strategy to Enhance Hospital Capacity Amid COVID-19 Surge | site |




    (Information contained in Centers for Medicare and Medicaid press release dated: November 25, 2020) Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) outlined unprecedented comprehensive steps to increase the capacity of the American health care system to provide care to patients outside a traditional hospital setting amid a rising number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) hospitalizations across the country. These flexibilities include allowances for safe hospital care for eligible patients in their homes and updated staffing flexibility designed to allow ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) to provide greater inpatient care when needed. Building on CMS’s previous actions to expand the availability of telehealth across the nation, these actions are aimed at allowing health care services to be provided outside a h...
    12-01-2020, 03:14 PM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Four Major Health Care Organizations release Updated Guidance on Maintaining Essential Surgery during the Ongoing Pandemic
    by Staff Reporter 1
    American Hospital Association says, As COVID-19 Cases surge again, four Major Health Care Organizations release Updated Guidance on Maintaining Essential Surgery during the Ongoing Pandemic | site |



    (Information contained in American Hospital Association press release: November 24, 2020)


    As COVID-19 cases surge again, four major health care organizations release updated guidance on maintaining essential surgery during the ongoing pandemic


    Joint roadmap addresses the dual need to meet health care demands for patients hospitalized with COVID-19, along with patients who need essential surgical services; calls for centralized coordinated governmental action to deploy necessary supplies


    CHICAGO (November 24, 2020): Hospitals in many regions across the United States are now reporting near or at bed and ICU capacity due to the resurgence of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), which is presenting new...
    11-25-2020, 08:26 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Trump Administration Provides Saliva Test at Surge Testing Site in Waco, TX
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Trump Administration Provides Saliva Test at Surge Testing Site in Waco, TX | site |




    Test Bolstered Through NIH Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADxSM) Initiative


    (October 16, 2020) - - Today, October 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published the following information:

    Starting today, communities that are part of the federal surge testing effort for COVID-19, supported by the Trump Administration, have a new option: a test that uses samples of saliva collected by spitting into a sterile container. Made by Fluidigm Corporation and supported in part by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the easy-to-use saliva test detects SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, on a molecular level using a microfluidics platform. The accuracy of the test is comparable to other molecular-level tests of nasal swab samples, according to a clinical study conducted by the manufacturer. The U.S.
    ...
    10-22-2020, 05:05 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of the Interior says Arrests of Illegal Aliens on Federal Borderlands Increased by Nearly 4,000 percent under Trump/Zinke Surge Operations
    by Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Department of the Interior says Arrests of Illegal Aliens on Federal Borderlands Increased by Nearly 4,000% under Trump/Zinke Surge Operations



    DOI Law Enforcement also staging in anticipation of approaching caravan


    Washington, DC - - (November 9, 2018) - - U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke today announced that in the first six months of a pilot program to provide an increased Interior law enforcement presence on identified Interior lands along the US-Mexico border, arrests of illegal aliens entering the United States increased by nearly 4,000 percent. In May of 2018, Secretary Zinke directed a Border Support Surge initiative, which coordinated law enforcement officers from the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Border Patrol to execute high level operations to patrol and protect the border with Mexico. The team saw immediate results. This increa...
    11-13-2018, 03:39 AM

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