Member https://www.aha.org/ en H-ISAC TLP Green Coronavirus Daily Update Dec. 28, 2020 https://www.aha.org/h-isac-reports/2021-12-28-h-isac-tlp-green-coronavirus-daily-update-dec-28-2020 <span class="title">H-ISAC TLP Green Coronavirus Daily Update Dec. 28, 2020</span> <span class="uid"><span>dsamuels_drupal</span></span> <span class="created">Dec 28, 2021 - 10:27 PM</span> <div class="body"><p><strong>Headlines:</strong></p> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><em><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0a0a0a">Vaccines &amp; Treatments</span></span></span></em></span></span></p> <ol> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">Nearly 2 million Pfizer and Moderna vaccine doses have been administered in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and more than 9.5 million doses have been distributed, with the initial slow rollout said by experts to be expected due to the complexity of distribution.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">Admiral Brett Giroir, assistant secretary for health at the US Department of Health and Human Services said Monday that another 4.7 million doses would be distributed this week, so by the end of the week there would be over 15 and a half million doses “in the hands of the states,” and that there will be another allocation Tuesday, with states being told what they will get the following week.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">Former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration Dr. Scott Gottlieb said on Sunday that the idea of getting 20 million vaccinations administered by the end of the year is probably unrealistic at this point.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">Kroger Health, a health care division of the Kroger Co., has said it will provide vaccines nationwide through its pharmacy and clinic locations, with the Cincinnati-based national grocery chain saying it will hire nearly 1,000 people for jobs that include pharmacy technicians and other positions to support operations and the administration of the vaccine.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">The European Union launched a mass vaccination program across its 27 member countries after approving the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine last week, with some countries starting their efforts on Sunday but the delivery of hundreds of thousands of doses of Pfizer’s vaccine delayed due to logistic issues around temperature controls.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">The distribution of an initial 200 million doses of the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech across the European Union will be completed by September, a spokesman for the EU Commission said on Monday.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">Italy, the former European epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, has administered its first doses of a vaccine, with Professor Maria Rosaria Capobianchi, a virologist at the Lazzaro Spallanzani National Institute for Infectious Diseases and part of the team that first isolated the virus in the country, among the first people to receive a shot Sunday morning.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">A 96-year-old nursing home resident became the first person to receive a vaccine in Spain on Sunday, with Araceli Rosario Hidalgo receiving a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine at a care home in Guadalajara.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">A 78-year-old woman has become the first person to receive a vaccine in France Sunday, according to Aurélien Rousseau, director-general of the Ile-de-France region's health agency, described as "an intense moment ... carrying so much hope."</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">Argentina will start inoculating its citizens against Covid-19 on Tuesday using the Russian-produced vaccine Sputnik V, the country's President Alberto Fernández said Saturday.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">Singapore will begin free vaccinations on December 30, the Ministry of Health said Sunday, with healthcare workers the first to receive doses, while those aged 70 or above will receive shots starting in February next year, and all Singaporeans and long-term residents expected to be vaccinated by the end of 2021.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">The vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford is expected to be approved for use in the United Kingdom in the coming days, perhaps as early as today as health-care workers prepare to administer the shots.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">Phase 3 clinical trials of the Novavax vaccine are set to start in the US and Mexico, the company announced on Monday, examining whether the vaccine helps prevent moderate and severe Covid-19 symptoms after being delayed twice due to issues in scaling up the manufacturing process.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">Lebanon has secured about 2 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine, which will cover 20% of the country's nationals, the health minister said on Monday.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">Fragmental releases of efficacy data for the vaccine developed by China's Sinovac could undermine confidence in the shot, experts warned, as several countries prepare for mass inoculations with the vaccine.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">Russia will begin trials of an antibody treatment next year, the head of the Moscow institute that developed the country's first vaccine against the new disease.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><em><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0a0a0a">New Variants</span></span></span></em></span></span></p> <ol> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">Experts, including US Health and Human Services assistant Secretary Admiral Brett Giroir, said over the weekend that though there is risk of a variant making its way from the United Kingdom to the US, Americans can still protect themselves with the same mitigation measures and they believe the vaccine will still be effective.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">The new strain of the coronavirus spreading fast in Britain is being looked at "very intensely" but likely will not make those infected any sicker than the virus scientists have been tackling since the outbreak began, Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Sunday.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">South Korea officials announced that it has detected the new, more contagious variant -- first identified in England -- in three visitors from the same family traveling from London, extended a ban on flights arriving from the country until January 7, and vowed to speed up efforts to launch a public vaccination program.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">The new variant - first identified in England - has been detected in two people in Norway who had traveled from the United Kingdom in December, according to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health on Sunday.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">Saudi Arabia is extending its entry ban to the kingdom by air, land and sea for another week because of the spread of the new variant to several countries.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">Indonesia will bar entry to international visitors for two weeks from New Year’s Day to stem the spread of new, potentially more contagious strains of the coronavirus, with an exemption only for high-level government officials.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">Oman will reopen its borders on Tuesday after closing them for a week amid concerns over the new, more contagious variant first detected by the United Kingdom, with travelers entering the country required to quarantine for seven days, have a negative test before boarding and expected to be tested again on arrival.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><em><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0a0a0a">US Outbreak</span></span></span></em></span></span></p> <ol> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">The US surpassed 19 million Covid-19 cases on Sunday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">One out of every 1,000 Americans has now died of Covid-19, according to the latest Census population figures and virus tallies from Johns Hopkins University, with more than 2,200 people dying every day based on a seven-day average.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">As the US prepares to grapple with potential holiday surges, hospitals across the country have now reported more than 100,000 patients for the 26th day in a row, with 118,720 patients admitted as of Sunday – the fourth highest number reported to-date according to the Covid Tracking Project.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">California officials are expected to extend stay-at-home orders for the central and southern part of the state set to expire Monday, an extension that would come as hospitals run out of ICU beds ahead of an expected surge in cases after Christmas.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">Virginia reported 3,998 new cases on Sunday, the state’s seven-day positivity rate increased slightly to 12.2%, 2,495 people were in hospitals, 514 in the ICU, 318 on a ventilator, and 33% of the state’s ventilators currently in use.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">A Southern California hospital is facing the possibility of rationing the limited number of ICU beds and treatment equipment due to the surge of cases, meaning health care providers may have to make decisions of who gets treatment and who does not.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">Authorities shut down an illegal bar and broke up a warehouse party in Newark, New Jersey where more than 200 people were gathered eating, drinking alcohol and participating in illegal gambling at a warehouse early Sunday morning.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">“We’re very concerned and we always see a little bit of a bump after holidays, and sometimes a large bump,” US Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, said on Sunday, when asked about concerns about a post-holiday surge of Covid-19 and the number of people who traveled.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, said Sunday that the US is facing a "grim month ahead of us" as infections continue to surge along the East and West coasts.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">Differences in how individual US states have responded to the outbreak are a "major weakness" in the US' handling of the pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Monday.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">New York officials are investigating whether a health care provider has fraudulently obtained and distributed a vaccine to the public in violation of state guidelines.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><em><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0a0a0a">Global Outbreak</span></span></span></em></span></span></p> <ol> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">Germany recorded 10,976 new infections in the last 24 hours Monday, and surpassed more than 30,000 people who have died from symptoms related to the novel coronavirus.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">South Africa registered 9,502 new cases on Saturday, pushing the total number of cases to more than 1 million - the highest total across the continent.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">Japan recorded 2,950 new cases on Sunday, a drop from Friday, when the country reported the highest single-day infection number at 3,823, with five more patients currently in serious condition nationwide compared to Saturday.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">France’s health minister said Sunday he cannot rule out the possibility of a third national lockdown, explaining "We never rule out measures that might be necessary to protect populations."</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">The London Ambulance Service says it has received as many emergency calls in recent weeks as it did during the first wave of the pandemic, and has had to rely on the support of extra staff members and volunteers to ease pressure on the service.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">China's Dalian city announced it has finished a mass testing of 6.38 million residents amid a cluster of cases, local health authorities said on Sunday, with 33 symptomatic cases and 27 asymptomatic patients placed under medical observation since December 15.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">A number of British tourists staying at the Swiss ski resort of Verbier are reported to have "fled clandestinely under cover of night" on Saturday, after a quarantine period was imposed on all travelers from the United Kingdom</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">Sydney’s iconic New Year’s Eve firework display is set to go ahead as planned Friday night, but people will not be allowed to gather along the harbor unless they are in hospitality venues.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">Beijing is cutting down its New Year's Eve events after the city reported local infections over the weekend, with concerts, celebrations and the city’s Television Tower light show also canceled.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourão has tested positive, and will remain in isolation at the official residence.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">A Chinese court on Monday sentenced a former lawyer who reported on the early stage of the outbreak to four years in prison on charges of "picking fights and provoking trouble," one of her lawyers said.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">Ukraine's biggest ski resort Bukovel in the Carpathian mountains is fully booked until the end of year as Ukrainians have sped to it instead of other foreign resorts that have been shut due to restrictions across Europe.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">The World Health Organization designated Sunday as the first International Day of Epidemic Preparedness, a day called for by the United Nations General Assembly “to advocate the importance of the prevention of, preparedness for and partnership against epidemics.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><em><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0a0a0a">Business</span></span></span></em></span></span></p> <ol> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">Stock futures rose in early morning trade on Monday ahead of the final trading week of 2020 and as President Trump signed an economic relief bill, with the Dow showing an opening gain of nearly 200 points, and the S&amp;P and Nasdaq also traded in solidly positive territory.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">Southwest Airlines is halting plans to furlough some 7,000 employees after President Trump signed the coronavirus relief bill, which includes $15 billion in airline payroll support.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">Consumer brands like Kraft Heinz, Campbell Soup and Kimberly-Clark are adding manufacturing capacity to make more products that appeal to customers who are working remotely, demonstrating their belief that Americans will keep working from home post-pandemic.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol> <p><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><em><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#0a0a0a">Other Stories</span></span></span></em></span></span></p> <ol> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">The Transportation Security Administration said it screened a record number of people at US airports nationwide on Sunday, breaking a pandemic air travel record set only last Wednesday, with at least 1,284,599 people passing through security checkpoints - the highest level air travel has reached since March 15<sup>th</sup>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:11pt"><span style="color:#0a0a0a"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Helvetica&quot;,sans-serif">Japan will introduce a tracking system for overseas travelers before the Tokyo Olympics, a government minister said on Sunday, with all visitors required to install a mobile app after entering the country.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ol> </div> <div class="field_topics"> <div><a href="/topics/cybersecurity" class="topic" hreflang="en">Cybersecurity</a></div> </div> <div class="field_type"> <div>Type</div> <div><a href="/type/h-isac-reports" hreflang="en">H-ISAC Reports</a></div> </div> <div class="field_access_level"> <div>Access Level</div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/279" hreflang="en">Member</a></div> </div> <div class="field_search_promotion"> <div>Search Promotion</div> <div>Not Promoted</div> </div> <div class="field_archived"> <div>Archived</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Wed, 29 Dec 2021 04:27:59 +0000 dsamuels_drupal 674848 at https://www.aha.org H-ISAC TLP Green Coronavirus Update: March 4, 2021 https://www.aha.org/h-isac-reports/2021-03-05-h-isac-tlp-green-coronavirus-update-march-4-2021 <span class="title">H-ISAC TLP Green Coronavirus Update: March 4, 2021</span> <span class="uid"><span>dsamuels_drupal</span></span> <span class="created">Mar 05, 2021 - 11:02 AM</span> <div class="body"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong><u><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Headlines</span></span></u></strong></span></span></p> <ul> <li style="margin-left:57px"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">President Joe Biden sharply criticized states lifting Covid-19 restrictions against the pleas from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other top public health officials, accusing those in power of “Neanderthal thinking,” and said “I think it’s a big mistake. &nbsp;Look. &nbsp;I hope everybody’s realized by now, these masks make a difference. &nbsp;We are on the cusp of being able to fundamentally change the nature of this disease because of the way in which we’re able to get vaccines in people’s arms.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:57px"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The decision by governors of states such as Texas and Mississippi to lift mask mandates and restrictions on large gatherings was “ill-advised,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Wednesday, adding that "It is really quite risky to do that, for the simple reason that if you look at the amount of infection that there is in the community right now, even though the slope is coming down sharply, if you look at the last seven-day average, it's (plateaued).”</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:57px"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">It’s premature for Texas Governor Greg Abbott to lift the state’s mask mandate and end restrictions on businesses, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Wednesday, adding that the next month or two will be pivotal for the country, and she hopes people will do whatever they can to decrease the amount of the virus spreading in the community – particularly as the country rolls out more vaccines to protect the public.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:57px"><span style="font-size:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The use of masks, social distancing, hand washing and avoidance of large gatherings must continue in the US to control the spread of Covid-19, according to a statement from the Infectious Diseases Society of America released&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Wednesday, with the organization’s President Dr. Barbara Alexander saying “All of these measures together will bring us closer to ending the pandemic," &nbsp;and that "Abandoning them now will postpone the day we can put Covid-19 behind us."</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:57px"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Researchers from the Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine published more evidence Wednesday that the B.1.1.7 coronavirus variant first seen in the United Kingdom is more contagious than older circulating versions of the virus and said it’s likely to drive a large new surge of infections without much faster vaccination and more shutdowns, as well.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:57px"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The coronavirus variant known as P.1, first spotted in Brazil, appears to be more contagious and better equipped to evade immune protection than previous versions of the virus, researchers University of Sao Paulo, in collaboration with Imperial College London and the University of Oxford said in a new study this week, with the scientists estimating the chance of reinfection with the mutation at between 25-60 percent.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:57px"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">About 80.5 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in the US, according to data published Wednesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 75% of the 107,028,890 doses delivered and around 1.9 million more administered doses reported since yesterday, for a seven-day average of more than 2 million shots per day for the first time.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:57px"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Teachers and child care staff are now being offered vaccine appointments at some 9,000 pharmacy locations nationwide, even if their state hasn't declared them eligible yet, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which manages the program, announcing the effort on its website.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:57px"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The Biden administration on Wednesday announced enhanced efforts from the private sector to reach some of the nation’s most vulnerable seniors for vaccinations, part of the administration’s overall goal of distributing vaccines more equitably amid hesitation in some disproportionally-impacted communities, and led by over a dozen of “America's leading health insurance providers,” the “Vaccine Community Connectors Pilot” program aims to get 2 million vulnerable seniors “vaccinated as fast as possible.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:57px"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">A trial in South Africa of an experimental coronavirus vaccine made by US vaccine maker Novavax shows the vaccine is about 50% effective against a variant that’s now the dominant strain in that country, and also shows that the vaccine offers better protection from the new variant than antibodies from people previously infected with coronavirus.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li style="margin-left:57px"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:11.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will issue guidance later this week for people who have been fully vaccinated, with sources saying it won’t advise those Americans that they can go back to life as it was in 2019, with recommendations said to include limiting social interactions to small home gatherings with other fully vaccinated people, continuing to wear masks in public and practicing social distancing, and that the agency will also give guidance for travel.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> </div> <div class="field_topics"> <div><a href="/topics/cybersecurity" class="topic" hreflang="en">Cybersecurity</a></div> </div> <div class="field_type"> <div>Type</div> <div><a href="/type/h-isac-reports" hreflang="en">H-ISAC Reports</a></div> </div> <div class="field_access_level"> <div>Access Level</div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/279" hreflang="en">Member</a></div> </div> <div class="field_search_promotion"> <div>Search Promotion</div> <div>Not Promoted</div> </div> <div class="field_archived"> <div>Archived</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Fri, 05 Mar 2021 17:02:08 +0000 dsamuels_drupal 675968 at https://www.aha.org Health-ISAC TLP Green: Daily Cyber Headlines March 4, 2021 https://www.aha.org/h-isac-reports/2021-03-04-health-isac-tlp-green-daily-cyber-headlines-march-4-2021 <span class="title">Health-ISAC TLP Green: Daily Cyber Headlines March 4, 2021</span> <span class="uid"><span>dsamuels_drupal</span></span> <span class="created">Mar 04, 2021 - 02:02 PM</span> <div class="body"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong><u><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Today’s Headlines:</span></span></span></u></strong><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Leading Story</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="color:black"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif">State Hackers Rush to Exploit Unpatched Microsoft Exchange Servers</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Data Breaches &amp; Data Leaks</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="color:black"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif">Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers Discovers Email Account Breach</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="color:black"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif">Summit Behavioral Healthcare Email Accounts Compromised</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Cyber Crimes &amp; Incidents</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="color:black"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif">Accellion Zero-Day Claims Cybersecurity Company Qualys</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="color:black"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif">Lazarus Group Tied to TFlower Ransomware</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Vulnerabilities &amp; Exploits</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="color:black"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif">Google Patches Actively Exploited Chrome Browser Zero-Day Vulnerability</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Trends &amp; Reports</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="color:black"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif">Password Reuse at 60% as 1.5 Billion Combos Discovered Online</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Privacy, Legal &amp; Regulatory</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="color:black"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif">MITRE Unveils Ransomware Resource for Hospitals, Healthcare Providers</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Upcoming Health-ISAC Events</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Health-ISAC Monthly Threat Brief – March 30, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern</span></span></span></p> </div> <div class="field_topics"> <div><a href="/topics/cybersecurity" class="topic" hreflang="en">Cybersecurity</a></div> </div> <div class="field_type"> <div>Type</div> <div><a href="/type/h-isac-reports" hreflang="en">H-ISAC Reports</a></div> </div> <div class="field_access_level"> <div>Access Level</div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/279" hreflang="en">Member</a></div> </div> <div class="field_search_promotion"> <div>Search Promotion</div> <div>Not Promoted</div> </div> <div class="field_archived"> <div>Archived</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Thu, 04 Mar 2021 20:02:39 +0000 dsamuels_drupal 675973 at https://www.aha.org H-ISAC TLP Green: Daily Cyber Headlines, March 1, 2021 https://www.aha.org/h-isac-reports/2021-03-02-h-isac-tlp-green-daily-cyber-headlines-march-1-2021 <span class="title">H-ISAC TLP Green: Daily Cyber Headlines, March 1, 2021</span> <span class="uid"><span>dsamuels_drupal</span></span> <span class="created">Mar 02, 2021 - 05:35 PM</span> <div class="body"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="vertical-align:baseline"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Today’s Headlines:</span></span></u></b><span data-contrast="auto" style="user-select:text"><span style="-webkit-user-drag:none"><span style="-webkit-tap-highlight-color:transparent"><span style="-webkit-font-smoothing:antialiased"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:none !important"><b>&nbsp;&nbsp;</b></span></span></span></span></span>&nbsp;</span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="vertical-align:baseline"><span style="user-select:text"><span style="-webkit-user-drag:none"><span style="-webkit-tap-highlight-color:transparent"><span style="overflow-wrap:break-word"><span style="font-kerning:none"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span data-contrast="auto" style="user-select:text"><span style="-webkit-user-drag:none"><span style="-webkit-tap-highlight-color:transparent"><span style="-webkit-font-smoothing:antialiased"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:none !important"><span style="user-select:text"><span style="-webkit-user-drag:none"><span style="-webkit-tap-highlight-color:transparent"><span style="background-color:inherit"><b><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Leading Story</span></span></b></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span>&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="vertical-align:baseline"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">US</span></span></span></span><span data-contrast="auto" style="user-select:text"><span style="-webkit-user-drag:none"><span style="-webkit-tap-highlight-color:transparent"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:none !important"><span style="user-select:text"><span style="-webkit-user-drag:none"><span style="-webkit-tap-highlight-color:transparent"><span style="background-color:inherit">H</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span><span data-contrast="auto" style="user-select:text"><span style="-webkit-user-drag:none"><span style="-webkit-tap-highlight-color:transparent"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:none !important"><span style="user-select:text"><span style="-webkit-user-drag:none"><span style="-webkit-tap-highlight-color:transparent"><span style="background-color:inherit">ouse SolarWinds Hearing Focuses on Updating Cyber Laws</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span>&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="vertical-align:baseline"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><b><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Data Breaches &amp; Data Leaks</span></span></b>&nbsp;</span></span></span></p> <ul> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="vertical-align:baseline"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:10.0pt"><span style="font-family:Symbol"><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Pennsylvania Adult &amp; Teen Challenge Discovers Compromised Email Accounts Containing PHI of 7,771 Individuals</span></span></span></span>&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="vertical-align:baseline"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><b><span style="font-size:11.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,sans-serif">Cyber Crimes &amp; Incidents</span></span></b>&nbsp;</span></span></span></p> <ul> <li style="margin-left:8px"><span 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style="-webkit-user-drag:none"><span style="-webkit-tap-highlight-color:transparent"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:none !important">Health-ISAC Monthly Threat Brief – March 30, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern</span></span></span></span></span></span>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field_topics"> <div><a href="/topics/cybersecurity" class="topic" hreflang="en">Cybersecurity</a></div> </div> <div class="field_type"> <div>Type</div> <div><a href="/type/h-isac-reports" hreflang="en">H-ISAC Reports</a></div> </div> <div class="field_access_level"> <div>Access Level</div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/279" hreflang="en">Member</a></div> </div> <div class="field_search_promotion"> <div>Search Promotion</div> <div>Not Promoted</div> </div> <div class="field_archived"> <div>Archived</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Tue, 02 Mar 2021 23:35:47 +0000 dsamuels_drupal 675920 at https://www.aha.org Rural Health Update February 2021 https://www.aha.org/rural-health-update/2021-03-01-rural-health-update-february-2021 <span class="title">Rural Health Update February 2021</span> <span class="uid"><span>dsamuels_drupal</span></span> <span class="created">Mar 01, 2021 - 03:35 PM</span> <div class="body"><p><img src="https://www.aha.org/sites/default/files/inline-images/rural-health-update-banner.png" /></p> <h2><b>AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference</b></h2> <p>Nearly 1,000 rural hospital and health system leaders and trustees gathered virtually Feb. 17-18 to discuss today’s pressing issues facing rural hospitals and communities. AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack emphasized to participants the need for more COVID-19 relief to give hospitals and health systems the flexibility to respond to the pandemic in a quick and decisive manner.&nbsp;</p> <p class="text-align-center"><a align="center" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooKNoS17OTA&amp;feature=youtu.be" target="_blank"><img align="center" alt="rural_pollack_1834385.jpg" border="0" draggable="false" height="350" hspace="0" src="https://maassets.higherlogic.com/image/AHA_MR/at-rural-pollack-video-575x350_1834273.jpg" vspace="5" width="575" /></a></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Click image to hear more.</strong></p> <p class="text-align-center">&nbsp;</p> <p class="text-align-center">AHA Board Chair Rod Hochman, M.D., CEO of Providence, underscored the unique circumstances faced by rural hospitals and health systems in the past year amidst a global pandemic.</p> <p class="text-align-center"><a align="center" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltGVT-Omp2E&amp;feature=youtu.be" target="_blank"><img align="center" alt="Rural_hochman_1834394.jpg" border="0" draggable="false" height="350" hspace="0" src="https://maassets.higherlogic.com/image/AHA_MR/at-rural-hochman-video-575x350_1834272.jpg" vspace="5" width="575" /></a></p> <p class="text-align-center"><strong>Click image to hear more.</strong></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">In an engaging roundtable conversation, AHA leaders discussed the latest from Capitol Hill and the new administration in the context of hospitals and health systems, especially with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Many of the priorities outlined are part of AHA’s recently released </span></span><a href="https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http:%2F%2Fwww.mmsend33.com%2Flink.cfm%3Fr%3D6ZxDEdZAIZdG6BqkM2LMsg~~%26pe%3DRgbfOZq4qDXNKoT1b2wTENcnkuBBQETca_nBzOswFy4a6qrVawMCVpzXRQ9nmsUzXK6ic6lVaUiJcM_L6gXEIg~~%26t%3DXU9dIsW1FLFl1Pr3TGeKPA~~&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjsupplitt%40aha.org%7Cc4af1cbe55a442f2629008d8d9dc900a%7Cb9119340beb74e5e84b23cc18f7b36a6%7C0%7C1%7C637498888628578691%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=a8tEfRjv42vYOxcvilcw2AYuvyG2HMvCOqcj4fdbk5Y%3D&amp;reserved=0" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#002f87">2021 Rural Advocacy Agenda</span></span></span></a><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">In addition, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., spoke to attendees about the critical need to pass additional legislation that can offer relief to rural providers and help prevent an economic meltdown.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Other highlights from the conference included insightful discussions on leading during this pandemic; building connections and trust during vaccine distribution; creating community infrastructure to advance rural health equity; and improving access to behavioral health services, among other topics.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">And in case you missed it, you can view our </span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><a href="https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http:%2F%2Fwww.mmsend33.com%2Flink.cfm%3Fr%3D6ZxDEdZAIZdG6BqkM2LMsg~~%26pe%3DoV8262SbgE-5h0t6tJq2HC6xmKNSi3SRmugryPaj9pCvLxSAAjEoB2QURQt8q7nlXOsHkWx7nI07UH0YB2on9g~~%26t%3DXU9dIsW1FLFl1Pr3TGeKPA~~&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjsupplitt%40aha.org%7Cc4af1cbe55a442f2629008d8d9dc900a%7Cb9119340beb74e5e84b23cc18f7b36a6%7C0%7C1%7C637498888628588689%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=5LebHoa6OIkbRQGMb324xbyt5ld2hiGoQGnPAEn0ThU%3D&amp;reserved=0" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#002f87">news webpage</span></span></span></a></span></span><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"> for a full conference recap</span></span></p> <h2><b>Federal Update:&nbsp;Policy</b></h2> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#9d2235">340B Drug Pricing Program. </span></span></span></strong><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Health Resources and Services Administration through April 15 will allow some entities, including critical access hospitals and federally qualified health centers, upon request and subsequent review, to immediately enroll into the 340B Program. View the </span></span><a href="https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http:%2F%2Fwww.mmsend33.com%2Flink.cfm%3Fr%3D6ZxDEdZAIZdG6BqkM2LMsg~~%26pe%3Dx7yyv8hiXrUwAz2wmdrAtgT-WjEwdWpD2JlMJNJFJsh1X6S3w65xJoJ6HWVUj2NtrHtglPfHOk9Al7JEZsCmtA~~%26t%3DXU9dIsW1FLFl1Pr3TGeKPA~~&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjsupplitt%40aha.org%7Cc4af1cbe55a442f2629008d8d9dc900a%7Cb9119340beb74e5e84b23cc18f7b36a6%7C0%7C1%7C637498888628588689%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=Yeo90AOIiCAoXdhcnIvEh1DFFKmJ%2F1kMtBB%2BqKzHQvs%3D&amp;reserved=0" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#002f87">program website</span></span></span></a><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"> for details.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></p> <h2>Education and Tools</h2> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#9d2235">Pathways to Recovery: Montanans Rise to the Occasion. </span></span></span></strong><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">On this Advancing Health&nbsp;</span></span></span><a href="https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http:%2F%2Fwww.mmsend33.com%2Flink.cfm%3Fr%3D6ZxDEdZAIZdG6BqkM2LMsg~~%26pe%3DWswK3-5atWtvCc0OPMLkt19SLL0tcQW7KP2bFEResKCyHWN1hzQPvRvTJ-_xMxd1KrEjA-_crs4Cg4u1YPc82w~~%26t%3DXU9dIsW1FLFl1Pr3TGeKPA~~&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjsupplitt%40aha.org%7Cc4af1cbe55a442f2629008d8d9dc900a%7Cb9119340beb74e5e84b23cc18f7b36a6%7C0%7C1%7C637498888628598679%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=rEQfNwimifmRRbSJLST8yugdZOSgGp55zyefxwlFuMo%3D&amp;reserved=0" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#002f87">podcast</span></span></span></a><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">, four rural hospital and health system leaders in Montana tell their stories&nbsp;of recovery. Learn how each managed medical surge needs, weathered reduced volume, overcame workforce fatigue, grieved lost neighbors and family, navigated financial insecurity and rose to meet these challenges by remaining agile and identifying alternative pathways to ensure local delivery of care.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#9d2235">How Community and Rural Hospitals Solve Their CDI Business Challenges. </span></span></span></strong><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">In this webinar, Nuance Healthcare highlights how community and rural hospitals can do more with fewer resources by focusing their clinical documentation improvement efforts on quality and care management and improving provider&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">engagement. The one-hour program is scheduled for Tuesday, March 9 at 1:00 p.m. ET. Register for the webinar </span></span><a href="https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http:%2F%2Fwww.mmsend33.com%2Flink.cfm%3Fr%3D6ZxDEdZAIZdG6BqkM2LMsg~~%26pe%3DzfWf-oJFIDPLQy3bKc94jYVIhG1xycrD1kWP7pQ7Bi2z5wiexDDpE5n3S7hdS3j0quWhvctd0d8fhN-bCP1dfg~~%26t%3DXU9dIsW1FLFl1Pr3TGeKPA~~&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjsupplitt%40aha.org%7Cc4af1cbe55a442f2629008d8d9dc900a%7Cb9119340beb74e5e84b23cc18f7b36a6%7C0%7C1%7C637498888628608677%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=gnjnTLSnl0BNbaGzAJT6YL6mm9ZxMkMDf3QAw2XnRlY%3D&amp;reserved=0" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#002f87">here</span></span></span></a><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#9d2235">Well-being Playbook 2.0. </span></span></span></strong><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">AHA released a playbook to help hospitals address clinicians’ social needs to help reduce health inequity during the COVID-19 pandemic. View the playbook </span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><a href="https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http:%2F%2Fwww.mmsend33.com%2Flink.cfm%3Fr%3D6ZxDEdZAIZdG6BqkM2LMsg~~%26pe%3DQeENRzNDKBXBK4x9okq9MCPrteOfIYaE6ZSUKmrjpRe9xo-wtffXdSoTDLzbor_yaNAd5brrjmXaWoXgO4wc9w~~%26t%3DXU9dIsW1FLFl1Pr3TGeKPA~~&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjsupplitt%40aha.org%7Cc4af1cbe55a442f2629008d8d9dc900a%7Cb9119340beb74e5e84b23cc18f7b36a6%7C0%7C1%7C637498888628608677%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=7ieMRIT0IxZ0AmdhmvaClHkekElH7uBa8sVV8dbccV8%3D&amp;reserved=0" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#002f87">here</span></span></span></a></span></span><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">. </span></span></p> <h2><b>Grants &amp; Funding Resources</b></h2> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#9d2235">The Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Program </span></span></span></strong><strong><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">(Closes March 12). </span></span></strong><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">The Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women will award 55 organizations with total $32 million in funding to address and prevent crimes of domestic and dating violence, sexual assault and stalking in rural communities. View details </span></span><a href="https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http:%2F%2Fwww.mmsend33.com%2Flink.cfm%3Fr%3D6ZxDEdZAIZdG6BqkM2LMsg~~%26pe%3Dbyhz_wvsq5LbtZ7BLp8X2A_QaVv8YkEgepR_6vTYj7Ck-uDE3MLzWdS7M2AttS_IKzHJ4VzjDvpKsoydrjMvTg~~%26t%3DXU9dIsW1FLFl1Pr3TGeKPA~~&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjsupplitt%40aha.org%7Cc4af1cbe55a442f2629008d8d9dc900a%7Cb9119340beb74e5e84b23cc18f7b36a6%7C0%7C1%7C637498888628618672%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=1EQaaCQ5p4sKHKyzsJShCt7XQhDLtCrdc%2F5tKUMHbl8%3D&amp;reserved=0" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#002f87">here</span></span></span></a><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">.</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><strong><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#9d2235">USDA Rural Community Development Initiative </span></span></strong><strong><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">(Closes March 22). &nbsp;</span></strong>The Department of Agriculture will award grants of up to $250,000 each for projects related to housing, community and economic development. Eligible applicants include public and nonprofit community-based housing and development organizations and federally recognized tribal governments. Applications should focus on prevention, treatment and recovery for substance use disorder. View details </span></span><a href="https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http:%2F%2Fwww.mmsend33.com%2Flink.cfm%3Fr%3D6ZxDEdZAIZdG6BqkM2LMsg~~%26pe%3Dw1Shhzlyr3TfT-k8MdiUDKP0zmNkuJ_3Ak_hZTEz5mB8iunuoUiw7ma631-IOpu3BkhvWkF-IyEZuKSpHQKFsg~~%26t%3DXU9dIsW1FLFl1Pr3TGeKPA~~&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjsupplitt%40aha.org%7Cc4af1cbe55a442f2629008d8d9dc900a%7Cb9119340beb74e5e84b23cc18f7b36a6%7C0%7C1%7C637498888628618672%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=tuD3g79eGfOVF6muGcuC%2Brak2EGJg1ZEuFJjnHpaC50%3D&amp;reserved=0" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#002f87">here</span></span></span></a><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><strong><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#9d2235">Rita &amp;&nbsp;Alex Hillman Foundation Innovations in Care Program </span></span></strong><strong><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">(Closes March 30). </span></strong>The Rita &amp; Alex Hillman Foundation invites proposals for 2021 funding for innovative, nursing-driven models of care that address racism and its impact on health in communities who have historically struggled against oppression, discrimination and indifference. The program will award two grants of up to $600,000 each, distributed over a 36-month period. Projects are expected to begin Jan. 1, 2022, and end Dec. 31, 2024. Visit the grant program </span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><a href="https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http:%2F%2Fwww.mmsend33.com%2Flink.cfm%3Fr%3D6ZxDEdZAIZdG6BqkM2LMsg~~%26pe%3DJbWmzXZ-dZgwWM_-NOtPU6tHCBX_wzq9lbMPktlfutMYD1AJfrFFQwuU6j8Jwg8NERHmRuX8GvSzVJl-IpFPbw~~%26t%3DXU9dIsW1FLFl1Pr3TGeKPA~~&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjsupplitt%40aha.org%7Cc4af1cbe55a442f2629008d8d9dc900a%7Cb9119340beb74e5e84b23cc18f7b36a6%7C0%7C1%7C637498888628628666%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=d6fvlmgEL0ss9v%2FZNgHbDGiEa8hLlfj21nHTvrdX8nk%3D&amp;reserved=0" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#002f87">here</span></span></span></a></span></span><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">.&nbsp;</span></span></p> <h2>Rural Health Services</h2> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">AHA ensures the unique needs of our members are a national priority. Location, size, workforce, payment and access to capital challenge small or rural hospitals and the communities they serve. AHA Rural Health Services tracks the issues, develops policies and identifies solutions to our most pressing problems. We do this through:</span></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Representation and advocacy in Washington, D.C.</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Communication and education</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Executive leadership and technical assistance</span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">Grants, tools and resources</span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif">For additional information, visit our website at </span></span><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><a href="https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http:%2F%2Fwww.mmsend33.com%2Flink.cfm%3Fr%3D6ZxDEdZAIZdG6BqkM2LMsg~~%26pe%3DVo-7J8ZWkmvJDt456Aim0QE3545WptBTZivFpRLEPS_wF4SFghcGcLf049jtuPkdL5a-mJR0YpC2Xsw5o5Hx-g~~%26t%3DXU9dIsW1FLFl1Pr3TGeKPA~~&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cjsupplitt%40aha.org%7Cc4af1cbe55a442f2629008d8d9dc900a%7Cb9119340beb74e5e84b23cc18f7b36a6%7C0%7C1%7C637498888628628666%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=%2Fv4E8J%2B4Vhr7HsbpRDzGWLawowYVbXgug4s9t7dCPB0%3D&amp;reserved=0" style="color:blue; text-decoration:underline" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#002f87">https://www.aha.org/advocacy/rural-health-services</span></span></span></a></span></span>&nbsp;</p> </div> <div class="field_topics"> <div><a href="/topics/rural-issues" class="topic" hreflang="en">Rural issues</a></div> </div> <div class="field_type"> <div>Type</div> <div><a href="/type/rural-health-update" hreflang="en">Rural Health Update</a></div> </div> <div class="field_access_level"> <div>Access Level</div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/279" hreflang="en">Member</a></div> </div> <div class="field_lead"><p>February 25, 2021</p> </div> <div class="field_search_promotion"> <div>Search Promotion</div> <div>Not Promoted</div> </div> <div class="field_archived"> <div>Archived</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Mon, 01 Mar 2021 21:35:11 +0000 dsamuels_drupal 675887 at https://www.aha.org H-ISAC TLP Green: Daily Cyber Headlines, February 26, 2021 https://www.aha.org/h-isac-reports/2021-02-26-h-isac-tlp-green-daily-cyber-headlines-february-26-2021 <span class="title">H-ISAC TLP Green: Daily Cyber Headlines, February 26, 2021</span> <span class="uid"><span>dsamuels_drupal</span></span> <span class="created">Feb 26, 2021 - 05:20 PM</span> <div class="body"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong><u><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Today’s Headlines:</span></span></span></u></strong><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Leading Story</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="color:black"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif">Oxford University Lab with COVID-19 Research Links Targeted by Hackers</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Data Breaches &amp; Data Leaks</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="color:black"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif">Fisher-Titus Medical Center Reports Monthslong Email Hack</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="color:black"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif">FBI Finds Data of 79K Gore Medical Patients from 2017 Data Theft</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="color:black"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif">French Watchdog Investigating Leak of Sensitive Health Data on Half a Million People&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Cyber Crimes &amp; 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Reports</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="color:black"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif">Healthcare Cyberattacks Doubled in 2020, with 28% Tied to Ransomware</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Privacy, Legal &amp; Regulatory</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="color:black"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif">US Executive Order Focuses on Supply Chain Risk Management</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Upcoming Health-ISAC Events</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Health-ISAC Monthly Threat Brief – March 30, 2021 12:00 PM Eastern</span></span></span></li> </ul> </div> <div class="field_topics"> <div><a href="/topics/cybersecurity" class="topic" hreflang="en">Cybersecurity</a></div> </div> <div class="field_type"> <div>Type</div> <div><a href="/type/h-isac-reports" hreflang="en">H-ISAC Reports</a></div> </div> <div class="field_access_level"> <div>Access Level</div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/279" hreflang="en">Member</a></div> </div> <div class="field_search_promotion"> <div>Search Promotion</div> <div>Not Promoted</div> </div> <div class="field_archived"> <div>Archived</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Fri, 26 Feb 2021 23:20:23 +0000 dsamuels_drupal 675919 at https://www.aha.org H-ISAC TLP Green Daily Cyber Headlines - February 25, 2021 https://www.aha.org/h-isac-reports/2021-02-25-h-isac-tlp-green-daily-cyber-headlines-february-25-2021 <span class="title">H-ISAC TLP Green Daily Cyber Headlines - February 25, 2021</span> <span class="uid"><span>dsamuels_drupal</span></span> <span class="created">Feb 25, 2021 - 10:15 AM</span> <div class="body"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong><u><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Today’s Headlines:</span></span></span></u></strong><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Leading Story</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="color:black"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif">Over 8 Million COVID-19 Test Results Leaked Online</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Data Breaches &amp; Data Leaks</span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="color:black"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif">Cyberattack Forces St. Margaret’s Health Spring Valley to Shut Down Computer Systems</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="color:black"><span style="tab-stops:list .5in"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif">COVID-19 Contact Tracing Data of Pitkin County, Colorado Residents Exposed Online</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="background:white"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><strong><span style="font-size:9.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Segoe UI&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:black">Cyber Crimes &amp; 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AHA team members provided updates on the many legal cases and legislative and regulatory issues surrounding the 340B Drug Pricing Program.</span></font><br /> &nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><strong><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:16px">Tomorrow, Feb. 25 is Deadline to Get Representatives to Sign onto 340B ‘Dear Colleague’ Letter</span></font></strong><font face="Arial">&nbsp;</font></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:16px">Please contact your representatives today and urge them to sign onto a bipartisan&nbsp;<a href="https://images.magnetmail.net/images/clients/AHA_MR1/attach/2021/February/210201CIRCULATING340BLetter.docx">“Dear Colleague” letter</a>&nbsp;to Xavier Becerra, the nominee for Department of Health and Human Services Secretary, asking him to take immediate action to ensure that manufacturers are prohibited from imposing unilateral changes to the 340B Program that are in direct conflict with congressional intent and decades of written guidance.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></font></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><font face="Arial"><span style="font-size:16px">Specifically, the letter urges Becerra, if confirmed as HHS Secretary, to:</span></font></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <div style="text-align:start"> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Arial">Begin assessing civil monetary penalties on manufacturers that deny 340B pricing to covered entities in violation of their obligations under the 340B statute;&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Arial">Require manufacturers to refund covered entities the discounts they have unlawfully withheld since 2020;&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Arial">Halt, through guidance or other means, any attempt to unilaterally change 340B upfront discounts to post-sale rebates; and&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Arial">Immediately seat the Administrative Dispute Resolution Panel to begin processing disputes within the program.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> </div> <div style="text-align:start"> <div><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Arial">Reps. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va.; David McKinley, R-W.Va.; Cynthia Axne, D-Iowa; Dusty Johnson, R-S.D.; Doris Matsui, D-Calif.; and John Katko, R-N.Y., are circulating the letter.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial">&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><strong><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Arial">To see a list of current signers,&nbsp;</span></span></strong><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Arial"><strong><a href="https://images.magnetmail.net/images/clients/AHA_MR1/attach/2020/Feb/340BFeb24.xlsx">click here</a>. If your representative has not signed the letter, please urge them to do so.</strong>&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial">&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Arial">For more details, see our recent&nbsp;<a href="https://www.aha.org/action-alert/2021-02-05-urge-your-representatives-sign-dear-colleague-letter-xavier-becerra-nominee">Action Alert</a>. For questions, please contact Aimee Kuhlman, AHA senior associate director of federal relations, at&nbsp;<a href="mailto:akuhlman@aha.org?subject=340B%20Dear%20Colleague%20Letter">akuhlman@aha.org</a>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></div> </div> <div style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial">&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></div> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><strong><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Arial">At Confirmation Hearing, Becerra Voices Support for 340B, Additional Provider Relief Funding</span></span></strong>&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:start"><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Arial">At a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing yesterday on his nomination to serve as Health and Human Services Secretary, Xavier Becerra said he supports additional COVID-19 funding for health care providers and called the 340B Program “indispensable” to providers serving the neediest patients. The AHA last week sent letters to leaders of the Senate HELP and Finance committees expressing the association’s support for Becerra to be the next HHS Secretary.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <div style="text-align:start"> <div><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial">&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></div> <div><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><strong><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Arial">Groups Urge Supreme Court to Review 340B, Site Neutral Cases</span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Arial">State and regional hospital associations yesterday filed friend-of-the-court briefs supporting AHA’s request for the U.S. Supreme Court to review two circuit court decisions last July that threaten continued access to care for hospital outpatients in need.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Arial">In one&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mmsend33.com/link.cfm?r=RUP5S9w-r7L2mV_jkbHk0A~~&amp;pe=KkKXzAzxK5QdPrhJv_agfNKUbpDeokYwCWLnidihDYHdEHZOOY0o_iCjRLuqdbxRCorQRCwsTVNiVDwib2EeAg~~&amp;t=INSERT_TRACKING_ENCID">brief</a>, 36 associations urged the court to review a decision that overturned a lower court’s finding that the Department of Health and Human Services exceeded its statutory authority when it reduced 2018 and 2019 Medicare payment rates for many hospitals in the 340B Drug Pricing Program by nearly 30%.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Arial">“If the new rule is allowed to stand, safety-net providers will be forced to eliminate or dramatically curtail crucial programs that treat a wide range of medical conditions — from cancer to mental health disorders to diabetes to opioid addiction,” the associations wrote in support of AHA and other hospital groups petitioning the court for review. “… Already hanging on by the skin of their teeth, America’s safety-net hospitals cannot afford the cuts imposed by CMS’s unlawful rule.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Arial">In another&nbsp;<a href="https://www.aha.org/system/files/media/file/2021/02/amicus-brief-state-regional-hosp-associations-340b-2-23-21.pdf">brief</a>, 33 state and regional hospital associations urged the court to review a decision that upheld the authority of HHS to reduce payments for hospital outpatient services furnished in off-campus provider-based departments grandfathered under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-size:medium"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="font-variant-ligatures:normal"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="white-space:normal"><span style="text-decoration-thickness:initial"><span style="text-decoration-style:initial"><span style="text-decoration-color:initial"><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:Arial">“Off-campus provider-based departments (PBDs) are a critical tool in helping hospitals address ‘medical deserts’ and other problems with access to care,” they wrote in support of AHA’s petition for 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hreflang="en">Cybersecurity</a></div> </div> <div class="field_type"> <div>Type</div> <div><a href="/type/h-isac-reports" hreflang="en">H-ISAC Reports</a></div> </div> <div class="field_access_level"> <div>Access Level</div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/279" hreflang="en">Member</a></div> </div> <div class="field_search_promotion"> <div>Search Promotion</div> <div>Not Promoted</div> </div> <div class="field_archived"> <div>Archived</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Wed, 24 Feb 2021 16:42:30 +0000 dsamuels_drupal 675818 at https://www.aha.org Coalition to Protect America’s Health Care Launches New Ad Campaign Urging Congress to Provide Critical COVID-19 Relief https://www.aha.org/special-bulletin/2021-02-23-coalition-protect-americas-health-care-launches-new-ad-campaign-urging <span class="title">Coalition to Protect America’s Health Care Launches New Ad Campaign Urging Congress to Provide Critical COVID-19 Relief</span> <span class="uid"><span>dsamuels_drupal</span></span> <span class="created">Feb 23, 2021 - 01:11 PM</span> <div class="body"><p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#333333">The Coalition to Protect America’s Health Care, of which the AHA is a founding member, today launched a new TV ad urging Congress to provide critical resources to help hospitals and health systems as they continue the battle against COVID-19. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#333333">Hospitals and health systems have cared for millions of Americans with COVID-19 in the past year, and the cost to do so has been enormous. Hospitals have spent significant resources on supplies to keep patients and health care workers safe, and on intensive care unit care and staff relief. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#333333">“More relief is needed to fight COVID-19 and help vaccinate America,” says the ad, which was launched with a heavy presence in Washington, D.C. <strong><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><a data-fontcolor="1" href="https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http:%2F%2Fsend.aha.org%2Flink.cfm%3Fr%3D-AE84IntlHzsGTD1Z8Pnog~~%26pe%3DZA-EG9q20tlZ2ddx9FyyXH6qUI3GhLyt4He-KSZS5hBeWhDbLotW7ogqfaHSTOZMI3xnwBCbI2mfIlFg5Dxrsg~~%26t%3DEYhKMaYsocgtfL7f9xP_Ow~~&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cdsamuels%40aha.org%7C5c6475852e2749c593ed08d8d817c431%7Cb9119340beb74e5e84b23cc18f7b36a6%7C0%7C0%7C637496943896270123%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=ll2gHB5mqqp8m4IHU1l23t2oxj3TJrCu7SEBQxPdtyM%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="http://send.aha.org/link.cfm?r=-AE84IntlHzsGTD1Z8Pnog~~&amp;pe=ZA-EG9q20tlZ2ddx9FyyXH6qUI3GhLyt4He-KSZS5hBeWhDbLotW7ogqfaHSTOZMI3xnwBCbI2mfIlFg5Dxrsg~~&amp;t=EYhKMaYsocgtfL7f9xP_Ow~~" shash="fAEAQG3eQju2eKV45szgwyzFlYlbsgHXcGtlNSpNZ1FQeduISo+nLSy1kF/flMXJ5q8rTMTyxCBc2ifPfrRhSJspmIh1/de80ENCbVAC9TxT7phgZ9Z2kjrl3IzJ71HseKcm67fFPV3XXordfoYjAO5nUYBMtZI1V8hGKbxBn9w=" style="color:#00539c; text-decoration:underline" target="_blank">To view the ad, please click here</a>. </span></strong>The multimedia campaign also will include a radio ad and a social media push on numerous platforms. </span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:12pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif"><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#333333">In addition, the Coalition to Protect America’s Health Care is activating its 2.4 million-member community to contact their members of Congress to ask that they prioritize patients and fund hospitals and health systems in the next COVID-19 package.</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:10.5pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#333333">To learn more about the Coalition to Protect America’s Health Care and how you can get involved, <a data-fontcolor="1" href="https://nam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http:%2F%2Fsend.aha.org%2Flink.cfm%3Fr%3D-AE84IntlHzsGTD1Z8Pnog~~%26pe%3DnBFzLm-cAnkpF26qiIcuWtFZamuXb3pXLbHmxSW5hCFTb9og3mprGUce4nZTVvdLWsE8fHPb7QI6EwFJOahOSw~~%26t%3DEYhKMaYsocgtfL7f9xP_Ow~~&amp;data=04%7C01%7Cdsamuels%40aha.org%7C5c6475852e2749c593ed08d8d817c431%7Cb9119340beb74e5e84b23cc18f7b36a6%7C0%7C0%7C637496943896280115%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&amp;sdata=aFTALX53drVD42SWfwyRaXEJzghtpFEUj%2FwdCiTQYpE%3D&amp;reserved=0" originalsrc="http://send.aha.org/link.cfm?r=-AE84IntlHzsGTD1Z8Pnog~~&amp;pe=nBFzLm-cAnkpF26qiIcuWtFZamuXb3pXLbHmxSW5hCFTb9og3mprGUce4nZTVvdLWsE8fHPb7QI6EwFJOahOSw~~&amp;t=EYhKMaYsocgtfL7f9xP_Ow~~" shash="gGUyKzmN9K9ZJo5j9XCmMVdQ4T91VnTaac/XxgMfN4q9u0PIK/ZaBC8gViWA30pND9ka9cYOeljqITZJGsV7DVimXsGgKtrSc5Gy/NZkA6bNbJ/0Y9E+mIH6fpVYc6VzWqRr3jtJTgmJTqXuCRURRpvm+vrYFDiUof91LiXJmdI=" style="color:#00539c; text-decoration:underline" target="_blank">visit the Coalition’s website</a></span></span></span></p> </div> <div class="field_topics"> <div><a href="/topics/novel-coronavirus-sars-cov-2covid-19" class="topic" hreflang="en">Novel Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19)</a></div> <div><a href="/topics/legislative" hreflang="en">Legislative</a></div> </div> <div class="field_type"> <div>Type</div> <div><a href="/bulletins" hreflang="en">Special Bulletin</a></div> </div> <div class="field_access_level"> <div>Access Level</div> <div><a href="/taxonomy/term/279" hreflang="en">Member</a></div> </div> <div class="field_lead"><p><strong>Coalition to Protect America’s Health Care Launches New Ad Campaign Urging Congress to Provide Critical COVID-19 Relief to Hospitals to Hospitals and Health Systems</strong></p> <p>AHA Special Bulletin<br /> February 23, 2021</p> <p><em><span style="font-size:12.0pt"><span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif"><span style="color:#333333">Campaign includes new TV and radio ads, as well as a robust social media presence</span></span></span></em></p> </div> <div class="field_search_promotion"> <div>Search Promotion</div> <div>Not Promoted</div> </div> <div class="field_archived"> <div>Archived</div> <div>Off</div> </div> Tue, 23 Feb 2021 19:11:05 +0000 dsamuels_drupal 675821 at https://www.aha.org