Nov. 19, 2021: National Advocacy Update
Infrastructure bill signed into law and more in the latest National Advocacy Update.
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Top news stories from AMA Morning Rounds®: Week of Oct. 18, 2021
In the news: FDA panel backs booster dose for J&J, Administration to regulate “forever chemicals,” White House & COVID-19 vaccines to children aged five-11.
Asif Ishaque, MD, addresses vaccine hesitancy in Flint, Michigan
The AMA is leading the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. See video updates on how the AMA is fighting COVID-19 by discussing vaccine hesitancy in Flint, Michigan.
When water is unsafe, physicians must take up public health roles
The ongoing drinking water contamination in Flint, Michigan, serves as a wake-up call to physicians about their public health duties during such crises.
AMA backs evidence-based vaccine policy, opposes new commission
Delegates also take actions to address the rising incidence of myopia, lead poisoning and ocular burns from liquid laundry packets.
AMA adopts new public health policies to improve health of nation
The AMA's new policies — which includes continued support of vaccine policy in the U.S. — were approved during the voting session of the AMA’s Annual Meeting.
Speaking out on lead, Flint pediatrician fulfills calling
A pediatrician identified increasing levels of lead in children after a change in the water supply and advocates for change in a way others cannot.
Flint lead crisis prompts new AMA policy on water purity
The public health danger raised by Flint’s lead crisis prompted the AMA to adopt policy encouraging the timely removal of lead services lines, public availability of water test results, regular testing of water at schools, daycares and health care facilities at the 2016 Annual Meeting.
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