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All things Washington for pharma/biotech, health care & science news - 'The pharma diviner' - Senior Reporter, S&P Global News [tweets are mine, not employer's]
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11 Mar
.@SecAzar on all the morning network shows making the same false claim that "We have & always have had the capacity to test anybody who's suspected of novel coronavirus."

And @GStephanopoulos doesn't challenge him on that.

#COVID19 #coronavirus
'It's Just Everywhere Already': How Delays in Testing Set Back the U.S. Coronavirus Response
nytimes.com/2020/03/10/us/… #coronavirus #COVID19 @nytimes
How the Biogen leadership conference in Boston spread the coronavirus bostonglobe.com/2020/03/11/nat… @BostonGlobe

#COVID19 #coronavirus
Today, a number of #COVID19 hearings on Capitol Hill, including @OversightDems w/ #NIH/ #NIAID Fauci, @CDCDirector @PHEgov Kadlec @DeptofDefense Rauch & @USGAO Currie oversight.house.gov/legislation/he…
#coronavirus #CDC
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1 Mar
"Even if these allegations proved to be true, there was no spreading of the disease from this," @SecAzar said.

How does he know that?
In the same interview, Azar again claims he's being "radically transparent." cbsnews.com/news/transcrip…
#COVID19 #coronavirus #FaceTheNation #FTN
@SecAzar A number of members of Congress have said there's no reason why #HHS, #NIH #CDC officials hold those behind-closed-doors #COVID19 briefings on Capitol Hill & they should be open to the public.
@SecAzar keeps insisting he's being "radically transparent." So why close briefings?
@SecAzar .@SecAzar notes don't yet know how WA state man who died contracted #COVID19.
Yet, in same #FaceTheNation interview, Azar insists there was "no spreading of the disease" from ACF employees who may have been unprotected with proper PPE gear.
How does he know?
#coronavirus #FTN
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29 Jan
.@DrTedros is reconvening the @WHO emergency panel on #coronavirus on Jan. 30 to determine if #PHEIC is needed for #2019nCoV / #nCoV2019
@DrTedros @WHO This is a week after @DrTedros & @WHO emergency committee said there was not enough evidence. Back then, there was 800+ cases of #2019nCoV / #nCoV2019 & 25 deaths. Now, there are over 6100 cases & more than 130 deaths
spglobal.com/marketintellig…
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019%E2%8… #coronavirus
@DrTedros @WHO .@WHO's @DrMikeRyan says decision to reconvene emergency committee is based on evidence of human-to-human transmission.
Overwhelming cases reported from China, but 71 in 15 other countries. Majority associated w/ travel to China/#Wuhan.
#coronavirus #2019nCoV #nCoV2019
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13 Feb 19
Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
The @EnergyCommerce Health Subcommittee hearing is now underway
Led by @RepAnnaEshoo
#healthpolicyvalentines #ACA #Obamacare
.@RepAnnaEshoo on Trump's short-term "junk" insurance plans:
We know these plans do not cover #preexistingconditions.
#ACA #Obamacare
.@michaelcburgess: What good is health insurance if you are afraid to use it b/c you can't afford the deductible.
This is the issue I would like to see us tackle.
#ACA #Obamacare
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