Monday, September 7, 2020

Mnuchin, Pelosi at odds over COVID-19 stimulus, but near deal to avoid shutdown; How will COVID vaccine be distributed when it's approved? and Other C-Virus Updates

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Mnuchin, Pelosi at odds over COVID-19 stimulus, but near deal to avoid shutdown:
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are still deadlocked on another coronavirus stimulus bill — but they expect to reach a deal this week on a continuing resolution to keep the government open past the end of the month.
“The speaker has refused to sit down and negotiate unless we agree to something like a $2.5 trillion deal in advance,” Mnuchin said on “Fox News Sunday.” “We put $3 trillion into the economy when the economy was completely shut down. We’ve now reopened the economy.”
The secretary suggested a “more targeted bill.”
“If we need to do more in 30 days, we’ll continue to do more. But let’s not hold up the American workers and American businesses that need more support,” Mnuchin said. --->READ MORE HERE
'Mind-bogglingly complex': Here's what we know about how COVID vaccine will be distributed when it's approved:
We don’t know when a COVID-19 vaccine will arrive, but we’re starting to know how it will be distributed.
Interviews with logistics experts, immunization professionals and pharmaceutical distribution specialists, together with recent U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention planning documents, give a clearer picture of how coronavirus vaccines will get from manufacturers into the arms of millions of Americans.
The swift and so far positive effort to create vaccines to fight COVID-19 has been remarkable but it’s only half of the work, said Tinglong Dai, a professor of operations management who studies health care analytics at the Johns Hopkins University.
“It’s just incredible. I think the vaccine supply chain is one of the most mind-bogglingly complex supply chains ever built,” he said.
The process will be run by the CDC, which for decades has overseen vaccine distribution in the United States and ran the last national vaccination effort during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic. --->READ MORE HERE
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