APhA: Biden's COVID plan is a strong start to rescue the country from the pandemic

In a statement, Scott J. Knoer, executive vice president and CEO of APhA, praised (now) President Joe Biden's plan to address the COVID-19 public health emergency, calling it "a strong start to rescue the country from the pandemic." The plan "not only allocates billions of dollars to launch a sweeping national plan for vaccination and testing, it...

In a statement, Scott J. Knoer, executive vice president and CEO of APhA, praised (now) President Joe Biden's plan to address the COVID-19 public health emergency, calling it "a strong start to rescue the country from the pandemic." The plan "not only allocates billions of dollars to launch a sweeping national plan for vaccination and testing, it also invests in public health workers for outreach and contact tracing, addresses health disparities, protects residents of long term care facilities and workers in essential industries, and proposes billions for the administration of the vaccines," he said. "The incoming administration has stated that this is a race against time — and we agree. It is essential that this plan builds on utilizing the army of ready, willing and able pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy interns in all practice settings to accelerate the vaccination of all Americans," Knoer said. "Approximately 400,000 pharmacy personnel have been trained for precisely this moment — and now is the time to mobilize them."