Thursday, April 23, 2020

$6.5 Million for Covid-19 Fight Coming to Mississippi

Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith issued the following statement. 


U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) today announced that Mississippi will receive more than $6.5 million to build its COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, and containment capacities as the nation takes steps to safely reopen the U.S. economy.


The Centers for Disease Control funding from the from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act will help Mississippi boost its infections disease response capabilities, which will help inform decisions on protecting the public while taking action to emerge from shut-down orders.

“Effective containment of the coronavirus will rely on more testing and tracing. The CDC is providing resources to states to use public health systems to accelerate this process, which will help move us to a point where we can safely reopen our economy,” said Hyde-Smith, who serves on Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee.

The funding, the second CDC award to Mississippi this month, may be used to enhance test capacity, control high-risk settings to protect vulnerable populations, monitor healthcare system capacity, and other actions.

Earlier this week, Hyde-Smith joined Senator John Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.) and others to urge the CDC and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to maximize existing reportable infectious disease framework to trace COVID-19 to determine and log who has developed antibodies to novel coronavirus and track who may be immune.

In a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar and CDC Director Robert R. Redfield, M.D., the Senators contend this data will be pivotal in determining when, where, and how to safely reopen the economy.

“This type of information is critical to protect patients, workers and higher risk populations (such as those who are older or those with co- morbidities).  Employment and social interaction rules can be dynamically adjusted to benefit the employee, workplace productivity, public health and stability, while containing the spread of disease,” the Senators wrote.  “To expeditiously begin this process, existing capabilities at HHS and the CDC should be expanded and used, while states and territories build up their own detection and surveillance infrastructure.  These systems are governed by robust privacy laws.  We urge you to build on the CDC and states existing systems so that this work can be completed as quickly and efficiently as possible.  To begin to restore our economy, we the undersigned believe this work must begin now.”


24 comments:

Cynical Sam said...

Don't let Jacktown have any of that "free money" from Washington, or there would be a lot of "overhead."

Anonymous said...

We don’t need no stinking federal money

Anonymous said...

As if she had anything to do with it. Light-weight only skilled at kissing Trump’s ass. Reminds me so much of Philbilly Bryant (there is simply nothing there).

Anonymous said...

$6.5 million for medical funding? Outstanding. That should get us through lunch.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully we don't buy any Chinese drones (plenty of folks in Mississippi manufacture them), and there had better be a strong policy (with equally strong accountability and punishment) for the access to, acceptable use, storage, safeguarding and destruction of the contact tracing data.

Anonymous said...

That is PEANUTS with what $ is out there from the feds right now.
That amounts to a bite of a nothing burger.

Anonymous said...

Better hope the GOP doesn’t hand all the money over to professional wrestlers. I don’t think Hulk Hogan’s kid can help much with this issue either.

Anonymous said...

I was wondering where Stokes was going to get the money to fix the sewer lines.

Anonymous said...

@1:58 - it would probably take $6.5MM just to fix the sewer line to the Stokes residence.

Anonymous said...

Just think, who is going to be going to jail over Covid Stimulus money in a few years?

Anonymous said...

Only 6.5 Million ? There has been hundreds of Billions of dollars designated for hospitals under the new CARES Act and Supplemental CARES Act, but Mississippi only gets 6.5 Million ? Wow, great job, Senator. (Sarcasm intended.) Seems like we could and should have received a measly billion or two. If you're going to brag about something, make sure it's something worth bragging about.

Anonymous said...

That’s what? $2 a person?

Anonymous said...

2:30 for the win!

Anonymous said...

She's the same idiot who voted in favor of requiring SMALL BUSINESSES (less than 500 employees) to be FORCED to pay 80% of salaries under FMLA to employees who cannot work.

Anonymous said...

6.5 Million be put into our politician's pockets. Hey its the Mississippi way of life. Keeping Mississippi dumb since 1817.

Anonymous said...

4:02 calls a business with 499 employees a small business, and has the nerve to call someone else an idiot.

Anonymous said...

One hospital/clinic system alone in the Jackson area lost over $6 million last month. Oschner's lost over $130 million. Most of that money won't really go to any hospital (well, maybe UMMC).

Anonymous said...

Uncle Sugar in DeeCee comes through for Mississippi!

Anonymous said...

We don't need the money. Our Governor just said that we are one of the states in the best financial situation to weather this storm and we aren't like some of those big spending states.

Anonymous said...

IDIOT Leaders of Mississippi:

Love me some Federal dollars! WHERE can I get more???

Citizens of Mississippi:

Well then, what about several hundred million in Medicaid dollars?

IDIOT Leaders of Mississippi:

No sir! That would lift up a lot of poor folks, and especially black
folks. We don't want that.

Citizens of Mississippi:

That's racial discrimination based on a heritage of hate throughout
Mississippi's history!

IDIOT Leaders of Mississippi:

So what? You ain't from around here are you boy? You just don't
understand...Hotty Toddy!

Anonymous said...

Well, I've plenty of money, but I can't buy toilet paper if there isn't any available or I'm unwilling to pay gouging prices for it.

Our executive branch is to blame for that one. They made it a bidding war instead of using the laws created during WWII to control critical supplies.
$6.5 million won't buy us enough extra long cotton swab tips much less the testing gel.

Anonymous said...

@7:12 - the the federal Small Business Administration (SBA) calls a business with less than 500 employees a “small business”.

Anonymous said...

No toilet paper because of Trump? LMAO

Anonymous said...

I realize that, 1:46. My point was that the comment I responded to cried foul over the FMLA, on the one hand, claiming that it disproportionately hurts "small business," while on the other hand impliedly endorsing a business with up 499 employees being categorized as a "small business," and therefore entitled to claim all the benefits offered by the Small Business Administration. That is the idiocy to which I was referring.

-7:12

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