MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 29 Nov 2021 11:01:40 +0000 US to spend $2.1B to improve infection control http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/8e7a4e99fe81471f93f50eb6ce74e080 The federal government is spending $2.1 billion to improve infection control procedures in health care settings, aimed at preventing the transmission of diseases inside hospitals, dialysis centers and other facilities. (Sept. 17) 8e7a4e99fe81471f93f50eb6ce74e080 Fri, 17 Sep 2021 18:55:41 +0000 RESTRICTION SUMMARY:++SOUNDBITES SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++WHITEHOUSE.GOVInternet - 17 September 20211. Wide cutaway of White House COVID-19 Task Force press briefingANNOTATION: US to spend $2.1B to improve infection control 2. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director:"CDC is announcing a 2.1-billion-dollar investment from the American Rescue Plan to strengthen infection prevention and control activities across the US public health and health care sector. Over the next three years, CDC will issue awards totaling 1.25 billion dollars to 64 state, local and territorial health departments to accelerate infection control efforts and invest long term in preparedness for the future. This includes improving laboratory capacity to detect infectious threats, training health care workers in a first of its kind of program and expanding data so we can track infections in real time and monitor progress. Notably, we will allocate 500 million dollars to support the creation of state-based strike teams to assist skilled nursing facilities, nursing homes and other long term care facilities tackle infections."++WHITE FLASH++3. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Rochelle Walensky, CDC Director:"Ensuring health care settings have the resources necessary to stop infections is pivotal to ending this pandemic and to preventing future ones. Safe practices are not something we can just put in place one time. They need to be followed consistently to protect patients and health care workers alike. Building a better, more resilient health system is an investment we must make to battle COVID-19 and the next infectious disease." ++EDIT ENDS ON SOUNDBITE++STORYLINE:The federal government is spending $2.1 billion to improve infection control procedures in health care settings, aimed at preventing the transmission of diseases inside hospitals, dialysis centers and other facilities.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is allocating the funding from the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that was signed into law by President Joe Biden this year.Of the new funding, $500 million will create and train "strike teams" to help facilities with known or suspected COVID-19 outbreaks.CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky says the funding "will dramatically improve the safety and quality of the health care delivered in the United States during the pandemic and in the future.""Ensuring health care settings have the resources necessary to stop infections is pivotal to ending this pandemic and to preventing future ones," she said.Nearly $900 million will be spent over the coming years to support research and training on new ways to control the spread of infections.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. The federal government is spending $2.1 billion to improve infection control procedures in health care settings, aimed at preventing the transmission of diseases inside hospitals, dialysis centers and other facilities. (Sept. 17) US to spend $2.1B to improve infection control