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    APHL applauds Biden actions to bolster testing, public health response to pandemic

APHL applauds Biden actions to bolster testing, public health response to pandemic

For Immediate Release
Silver Spring, Maryland, January 21, 2021 — The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) welcomed actions taken today by President Joe Biden to dramatically scale up the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Read President Biden’s full National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness.
“In a series of directives, the president outlined […]

By |January 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    APHL supports nomination of Rachel Levine as HHS Assistant Secretary for Health

APHL supports nomination of Rachel Levine as HHS Assistant Secretary for Health

For Immediate Release
Statement of APHL CEO Scott J. Becker
Silver Spring, Maryland, January 19, 2021 — “The Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) extends our enthusiastic support for the nomination of Rachel Levine, MD, to serve as assistant secretary for health at the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
“Dr. Levine is eminently qualified […]

By |January 19th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

FluNet Summary

National Influenza Centres (NICs) and other national influenza laboratories from 82 countries, areas or territories reported data to FluNet for the time period from 21 December 2020 to 03 January 2021 a(data as of 2021-01-15 04:26:22 UTC). The WHO GISRS laboratories tested more than 2008631 specimens during that time period. A total of […]

By |January 18th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    APHL issues recommendations to improve pandemic testing strategy

APHL issues recommendations to improve pandemic testing strategy

For Immediate Release
Silver Spring, Maryland, January 15, 2021 — Today the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) issued recommendations to improve testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus and for future pandemics.
In Smart Testing for Optimizing Pandemic Response, APHL identifies shortcomings in the US response to COVID-19 and outlines the following actions to improve the pandemic […]

By |January 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

APHL applauds incoming Biden administration’s ‘American Rescue Plan’ investments in pandemic testing and public health

Statement from APHL CEO, Scott J. Becker
Silver Spring, MD, January 14, 2021 — “The American Rescue Plan announced today by the incoming Biden administration will include a $50 billion boost in pandemic testing, which will go a long way to massively expand testing and laboratory capacity, including public health laboratories, and help protect […]

By |January 15th, 2021|Uncategorized|0 Comments|