Topic: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University (APSU) officials are closely monitoring information related to the coronavirus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) considers the risk of this disease in the United States to be low at this time, but officials there on Tuesday, February 25th, warned that it expects the virus to begin spreading at a community level in the country.
Lamar Alexander says Trump Administration, State and Local Health Systems Doing Their Job to Help Protect Americans Against Coronavirus
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said the Trump Administration and state and local health systems are “doing their job” to protect Americans against the coronavirus – a viral disease that was first detected in Wuhan, China – and asked U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar about specific steps the Administration is taking to help control this public health threat.
“Looking around the world, there is reason to be alarmed. Ten days ago, for example, there were over 49,000 confirmed cases [of coronavirus] in the world,” stated Senator Alexander.
Clarksville, TN – As of Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak has infected about 80,000 people worldwide and killed 2,711.
Officials first detected the new virus – named SARS-CoV-2 – in Wuhan City, China, late last year, and it has spread to 37 countries.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on the White House request for additional funding for novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, response:
“Every year, Senator Blunt and Senator Murray fund the programs that ensure we are prepared to address public health emergencies, and this is the right way for the White House to request additional funding for a specific public health threat. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will work to make sure that the federal government has the resources it needs to respond to the coronavirus.
Fort Campbell, KY – What has four chambers, is about the size of a fist and can mean the difference between life and death? It’s the heart, a vital organ that beats about 100,000 times a day pumping life sustaining blood throughout the body. The human heart is always on duty, pumping 24/7 as long as a person is alive.
Each February is Heart Health Month, a time dedicated to remind individuals about its proper care and maintenance in order to help keep it beating strong.
The Great American Comeback In Action
Washington, D.C. – Regardless of your background, the American dream is yours to make. David Goggins is an inspiration and exemplifies this idea of the great American comeback.
He overcame adversity, poverty, and personal fears to turn his life around and serve our nation as a Navy SEAL, and in other roles in the military, for over 20 years.
This week, Goggins joined me as my guest for the State of the Union address.
Washington, D.C. – “As a candidate, Donald Donald Trump called NAFTA the ‘worst trade deal ever’ and vowed its replacement. On Wednesday, he fulfilled that promise, signing the new United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade pact covering North America. The deal is Trump’s biggest yet—in fact the biggest in history,” foreign policy and diplomacy expert Christian Whiton writes for Fox Business.
“The deal is an unequivocal win for America and will help Canada and Mexico over the long run.”
Atlanta, GA – On Thursday, January 30th, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that the first human-to-human transmission of the coronavirus is confirmed. There are now 6 cases of coronavirus reported in the United States.
CDC is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus named 2019-nCoV.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on legislation that passed in the Senate to designate all forms of illegal fentanyl as Schedule 1 narcotics.
“Last year, more Tennesseans died from opioid overdoses than were killed in car crashes. And the leading cause of these opioid related deaths was fentanyl – a synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin,” Senator Alexander said. “The opioid crisis is ravaging Tennessee communities, and by designating all forms of illegal fentanyl as Schedule I controlled substances, this bill will save thousands of Tennessee lives.”
Nashville, TN – Losing weight, stopping smoking and spending more time with friends and loved ones are all popular New Year’s resolutions. Those resolutions aren’t just good for your health; they can be good for your finances, too.
Studies have shown that living a healthy lifestyle can also save you money on insurance costs and physicians’ bills.
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