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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, file photo, a syringe containing a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine sits in a container during a vaccine clinic at Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. Overwhelmed by a surge in COVID-19 patients, Providence Alaska Medical Center, Alaska’s largest hospital, on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, implemented crisis standards of care, prioritizing resources and treatments to those patients who have the potential to benefit the most.(Loren Holmes/Anchorage Daily News via AP, Pool, File)

Contractors assess the just released details of White House COVID-19 protocols

For an industry reaction, the Executive Vice President for Policy at the Professional Services Council Stephanie Kostro spoke to Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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Sammies finalist helped craft national survey for gathering childhood health data

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Health and Human Services gets advice for building data capacity on one of its top priorities

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Healthcare workers walk to a tent, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at a COVID-19 testing site outside Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. State officials say Florida has surpassed 500,000 coronavirus cases. Meanwhile, testing is ramping up following a temporary shutdown of some sites because of Tropical Storm Isaias. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

How human-centered design enables federal health agility during COVID-19

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FILE -  In this Feb. 10, 2015 file photo, Dr. Rahul Gupta, state health officer of West Virginia, talks in his office in Charleston, W.Va. President Joe Biden is nominating West Virginia’s former health commissioner as the nation’s top anti-drug official, tapping an official who served on the frontlines of the nation’s opioid epidemic. The White House says Dr. Rahul Gupta will be the first physician to lead the Office of National Drug Control Policy, also known as the “drug czar.”  (AP Photo/John Raby)

Biden picks ex-West Virginia health official as drug czar

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FDA doctor recognized for collaboration to get COVID vaccines distributed at record speed

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Partnership for Public ServiceDr. Gary Gibbons and Dr. Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, Sammies, NIH

NIH doctors earn Sammies finalist honors for addressing higher COVID-19 rates among minorities

Black, Latino, Native American and other minorities had higher rates of COVID-19 – contracting it and and being hospitalized – than the national average….

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Veterans Affairs only spent about half of CARES Act money so far, GAO says

The Director of Health Care issues at the Government Accountability Office Sharon Silas discusses what the watchdog agency found.

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Leading infectious disease expert nominated for Sammies career achievement award

Principal Deputy Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and a finalist in this year’s Service to America Medals Program, Dr. Anne Schuchat, spoke with Federal Drive with Tom Temin about her career.

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