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Texas Insight Recent Reports
HHSC: Public Health Funding and Policy Committee. The Committee gathered to hear updates on Vaccine Allocation Distribution Planning, DSHS’ Preparation and Response to the 87th Legislative Session, the PHFPC 2020 Annual Report/Recommendations Letter to DSHS, and the Electronic Laboratory Reporting Workgroup’s Solutions to Committee Recommendations and Related Activities; discuss the Public Health Provider – Charity Care Program (PHP-CCP); discuss the Essential Public Health Services Framework; hold the election of committee chairs; and take public comment. Read the report.
April 13, 2021
- Senate Committee on Health & Human Services
- Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response Meeting Agenda
April 16, 2021
State and Federal Healthcare News
- Texas pauses J&J vaccinations as feds plan to review six reports of blood clotting among 6.8 million doses nationwide
- Bailout helped wealthy hospitals post a banner year
- Texas Senate revives push to block cities’ paid sick leave ordinances
- On a vote of 29-1, the Texas Senate passes COVID liability limits under SB6
- Nearly 1 in 5 Texans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19
- Texas lawmaker pushes for bill to better track data on moms dying, barely surviving childbirth
- F.D.A. Will Allow Abortion Pills By Mail During the Pandemic
- WHO calls for suspension in sales of captured live animals
- The U.S. is nearing universal Covid-19 vaccine eligibility for adults.
- Study: UK variant not linked to more severe disease or death
- J&J Vaccine and Blood Clots: A Risk, if It Exists, Is Tiny
- Regeneron says antibody therapy prevents COVID-19 infections
- Could the Pandemic Prompt an ‘Epidemic of Loss’ of Women in the Sciences?
- WHO warns global COVID-19 pandemic ‘growing exponentially’
- CDC Studies ‘Breakthrough’ COVID Cases Among People Already Vaccinated
- Fauci says some ‘breakthrough’ infections after vaccinations ‘inevitable’