Why Wait? CDC’S ACIP Must Act Quickly To Make New Pneumicoccal Disease Vaccines Available For Older American

ACIP recommendations needed this summer to be in place ahead of 2021-22 flu/pneumonia season

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, USA, June 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — (Washington, D.C.) Today, organizations representing thousands of older Americans came together to urge the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to move quickly to recommend newly approved vaccinations to combat pneumococcal disease for adults aged 50+ following a series of presentations at ACIP’s June meeting.

Once a vaccine is approved by the Food and Drug Administration, it undergoes an approval process set in place by ACIP–a specialized sub-committee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. An ACIP recommendation is critical to widespread availability and insurance coverage of all vaccines.

In a letter to the leadership of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the groups highlighted CDC data presented at the meeting that showed a newly FDA approved vaccination will save lives, is cost effective and has the opportunity to impact existing health disparities.

The current schedule to vote to recommend the newly available vaccine is set for October, but advocates for older Americans say that’s too long to wait and want to see that timeline expedited to ensure that the most effective vaccinations are available ahead of the 2021-22 flu and pneumonia season.

“These new vaccines offer much hope that more older adults can be protected against pneumococcal disease, but protection only happens when vaccines can be widely administered,” said Bob Blancato, Executive Director, National Association of Nutrition and Aging Service Programs. “As we emerge from the pandemic, where lung health has been such a focus, we need to arm older Americans with every available resource to protect themselves from diseases like pneumococcal. Why would we wait?”

Protection against pneumococcal disease is important every year, but more so this flu and pneumonia season as experts are predicting it to be more serious than 2020, now that social distancing and mask wearing is becoming less common.

Pneumococcal disease –like many others has various strains or serotypes—approximately 90. Current vaccines cover roughly 40 of those. But the new vaccines will increase the number of strains that are covered, thereby offering greater protection to those who are vaccinated.

The organizations (listed below) urge ACIP and CDC leadership to schedule an additional meeting to quickly move to vote to recommend the pneumococcal vaccine. Throughout the pandemic, ACIP members met monthly and in some cases several times in a month to prioritize and expedite COVID vaccine approvals. With the threat posed by pneumonia to older and at-risk Americans, it makes sense for ACIP to do the same with pneumococcal vaccines.

Supporting Organizations:
National Association of Nutrition and Aging Service Programs
National Council on Aging
National Alliance for Caregiving
National Hispanic Council on Aging
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
National Caucus and Center on Black Aging
Caregiver Action Network
Vietnam Veterans of America
Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement
Generations United

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Women Veterans ROCK! Salutes Their New 2030 Commissioners

The 2030 Commission For Women Veterans & Military Families

The 2030 Commission For Women Veterans & Military Families

The 2030 Commission Is Working To Build A Pathway For Our Posterity – That Cultivates A Culturally Competent Climate of Equality For Future Generations of Military Women And Military Families.”

— Deborah Harmon-Pugh, President & WVR National Campaign Chair

UNITED STATES, June 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Women Veterans ROCK, the nation’s fastest growing advocacy organization for today’s Military Women and Military Families is proud to be serving with the twenty newly appointed Commissioners of The 2030 Commission For Women Veterans and Military Families.

The 2030 Commission is the nation’s most unique coalition of Military Affairs Experts, Women Veterans, Active-Duty Servicewomen, Reservists, ROTC Cadets, Military Spouses and Military Moms. This powerful group of Military Women Influencers represents the most culturally, geographically, and demographically diverse assembly of Military Women and Military Supporters in America today. They are actively engaged Public Policy Advocates representing the voices of today’s rapidly growing community of Women Veterans and Military Families.

The twenty newly appointed Commissioners To The 2030 Commission include: Dr. Gybrilla Ballard-Blakes (MD); Elana Banis (PA); Captain Latinya Channer, (R), (PA); Rochelle Crump, WAC, (R), (IL); Captain Janice Gavern, (R), (PA); NCO Theresa Hastings, (R), (PA); Dr. Serelda Herbin, EO, (R), (VA); MSgt. Robin Johnson (VA); LTC Consuelo Castillo-Kickbusch (R), (NV), Grace Wu Kong, Advocacte, (PA); Colonel Mary Lowe Mayhugh (R), (DC); Lieutenant Michelle Norton (PA); NCO Barbara Pittman (R), (DC); Lieutenant Dr. Dana Robinson-Street (R), (OH); Ron E. Armstead, Veterans Policy Advocate (R), (MA); Gloria Sinclair Miller (FL); VR Small (TX); Melissa A. Washington (CA); 1SG Jaynene Smith, (R), TX); CSM Claudette Williams, (R), (PA).

The Newly Appointed 2030 Commissioners are the core components of this unique Nationwide Strategic Think Tank. The 2030 Commission comes complete with a cohort of thirty (30) leading Veteran Service Organizations linking The 2030 Commission to day-to-day community-based outreach to women veterans, service delivery and a broad spectrum of engagement in women veteran programs and supportive services for military families. The 2030 Commission For Women Veterans and Military Families collectively represent the voices of over 1.5 million members of today’s Women Veterans Community.

"The 2030 Commission is working to Build A Pathway For Our Posterity – that cultivates a culturally competent climate of equality for Future Generations of Military Women and Military Families in service to America," says, Deborah Harmon-Pugh, President & National Campaign Chair of Women Veterans ROCK! She also serves as the Executive Chair of The 2030 Commission For Women Veterans and Military Families. Ms. Harmon-Pugh is a Retired U.S. Army Military Spouse.

About Women Veterans ROCK!

Women Veterans ROCK! is a Coalition of Women Veteran Organizations and Women Advocacy Organizations Supporting Women Veterans and Military Families. It is sponsored by The Healthy Caregiver Community Foundation, a federally registered 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Community Organization. It is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA with satellite operations in the Greater Washington, DC Metropolitan Region and its 5 Regional Affiliate Networks.

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Americans Call for Mr. Donald Trump to be Voice of Humanity at “Global Crisis. This Already Affects Everyone” Conference

Americans Call for President Trump to be Voice of Humanity at Global AllatRa Conference

Americans Call for President Trump to be Voice of Humanity at Global AllatRa Conference

International online conference "Global Crisis. This Already Affects Everyone" is the event of utmost importance organized by volunteers from around the world on the platform of ALLATRA International Public Movement.

“Global Crisis. This Already Affects Everyone.” invites President Trump for opening speech.

It is an association of active, honest and friendly people who aspire to use their best qualities for the benefit of society. It is a new format of relations regardless of nationalities, professions, social status, religious and political views.

ALLATRA International Public Movement

Mr. Trump asked to address the World at the International Online Conference “Global Crisis. This Already Affects Everyone”, scheduled for July 24th, 2021.

Americans ask “Mr. President, will you be the voice of the American citizens and people worldwide and accept the invitation?””

— – U.S. citizens

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, USA, June 30, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — With all respect and honor, we present you with this dedicated video invitation that the American citizens made for you, Mr. Trump, at the Trump Rally – Save America in Wellington, Ohio (please review it here: https://youtu.be/VThH_ga4-GY). We would like to start by thanking you for all your accomplishments during your presidential term. You have shown the most humanness, kindness, and compassion towards all people.

With our highest respect, we invite you to give an opening speech to the International Online Conference “Global Crisis. This Already Affects Everyone”, scheduled for July 24th, 2021 at 11 am EDT. It will be broadcast worldwide on thousands of media channels and platforms with simultaneous interpretation into more than 60 languages ensuring that you are heard around the world.

We would like to highlight that this is a non-commercial, non-profit and non-partisan event. This unique format is entirely initiated and organized by ordinary citizens of the United States and people from more than 180 countries. The aim of this conference is to bring the attention of the world community to the real scale of the global crisis and the risks that humanity will face in the near future.

We know that with you opening this conference, it will be translated into every language of the world. This event will be opened and led by the United States and it will be an honor for us and all the citizens when you, Mr. President, open the conference and give the first speech.

At this conference, you can set the new vector of development and inform all humanity about how to overcome this problem and to help unite the whole world to build a better future. We would be honored for you to be part of this event as people from every country would love to hear you without any censorship or distortion. Many people would love to hear your thoughts about the impending crisis.

We genuinely hope that we can have the honor of having either your live online appearance or a previously recorded video address. It is a dream of many that you would participate. The official letter of invitation has been sent to your team.

American citizens call for President Donald J. Trump to be the voice of Humanity at the unprecedented global conference “Global Crisis. This Already Affects Everyone” on the platform of ALLATRA International Public Movement. Americans ask “Mr. President, will you be the voice of the American citizens and people worldwide and accept the invitation?”

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:
International Online Conference “Global Crisis. This Already Affects Everyone”, scheduled for July 24th, 2021. It will be broadcast worldwide on thousands of media channels and platforms with simultaneous interpreting into more than 60 languages.

This unique format is entirely initiated and organized by ordinary people from more than 180 countries. The aim of this conference is to bring the attention of the world community to the real scale of the global crisis and the risks that humanity will face in the near future. Understanding the urgency of spreading this vital information drives people to actively participate and perform simultaneous interpreting into 60+ languages by their own efforts.

The time has come to realize the REALITY of the WORLD'S THREATS. The global crisis is gaining momentum every day. The world's financial and economic, ecological, anthropological, climatic crises are realities that every human being is already facing. Will the future of mankind be self-destruction or civilization development?

Key topics of the conference:
● The introduction of Artificial Intelligence technologies into various fields of life: risks and benefits
● World economic crises
● A threat of mass unemployment
● Rapid depletion of the planet's resources
● An ecological crisis
● Global climate change

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Federal Air Marshal Director Michael Ondocin accused of Union Busting and Unfair Labor Practice

911 Never Forget

911 Never Forget

FAMS Director Michael Ondocin

FAMS Director Michael Ondocin

Federal Air Marshal Service

Federal Air Marshal Service

Federal Air Marshal Director Michael Ondocin accused of Union Busting and Unfair Labor Practice

As the twenty year anniversary approaches of 9/11, the Federal Air Marshal Service remains leaderless and plagued with incompetence. It is time for change. Our national security depends on it.”

— Flying Federal Air Marshal

WASHINGTON , DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA , USA , June 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today, the Air Marshal National Council filed an official complaint with DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Congressional Oversight Committees against Federal Air Marshal Service Director Michael Ondocin for Union Busting and Unfair Labor Practices. The Air Marshal National Council (AMNC ) is a union with a mission of helping Federal Air Marshals. AMNC champions causes that elevate National Security and expose government fraud, waste, and abuse. The union advocates for laws to stop the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from abusing Federal Air Marshals and compromising aviation security. To prevent this abuse , AMNC promotes enacting legislation, and works to enforce internal policies that govern TSA.

Recently, the Air Marshal's top brass Director Michael Ondocin disseminated a nationwide email in opposition to the union for their colloboration with media outlets to include Judicial Watch (JW) in exposing a scandalous VIP Program featured in the Corruption Chronicles. The JW story reads in part:

"A scandal-plagued “VIP” program that provided members of Congress with Federal Air Marshals (FAM) often yanked from high-risk fights has been canceled after Judicial Watch exposed it earlier this month. As a result, hundreds of FAM are sitting idly at airports around the U.S. because the “VIP missions have stopped,” according to a federal law enforcement source with firsthand knowledge of the situation. A veteran air marshal who asked not to be identified said “the Washington Field Office in Washington D.C. was almost exclusively dedicated to VIP services for Congress.” Another longtime FAM told Judicial Watch he was deployed on several VIP missions with low-profile members of Congress. He said so many FAM were on standby for the VIP congressional program that now he and many of his colleagues are “sitting around the airport waiting for a mission.”

The union responded to the email and clearly showed Ondocin's attempt to union bust. The union will vigorously defend AMNC against any/all slanderous or liable actions generated by the agency and/or agency officials.

AMNC complaint reads:
"Ondocin's email was an unprecedented and unprofessional attack on the union. A union that has worked diligently to report continued fraud, waste, and abuse within the agency. It is clear to us that this is evidence of a Director of a Federal Agency having a very public and immature tantrum in a desperate attempt to try to save his beleaguered legacy. Mr. Ondocin is clearly undertaking tactics to union bust, to disrupt and prevent the expansion of the Air Marshal National Council (AMNC) and our efforts to grow membership in a workplace. Unfair labor practices are clearly defined in 5 U.S. Code 7116."

A leaders job is to unite the workforce, not to create a further divide in an already divided one. Mr. Ondocin’s attempt to disparage the AMNC in his official capacity as Director of the FAMS has led many of our members to question his ability to safely and effectively perform the essential function of his duties. Mr. Ondocin continues to exhibit a pattern of dishonesty, a willingness to violate agency policy and the requirements necessary to maintain a Top Secret Clearance.

The fact that the FAMS is the only federal agency with three (3) separate unions fighting for change tells you all you need to know about the complete lack of leadership we have been suffering under.

If that isn’t enough the sheer number and seriousness of the internal investigations and scandals that have and are occurring under Mr. Ondocin’s watch should be.

We want to assure you, that Mr. Ondocin has our and our partners full attention now. We will be louder than ever before in exposing every ounce of corruption and incompetence coming from his administration. If and when you see fit to relieve him of his post we will look forward to extending an olive branch to open communication with the next Director. "

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Unite NY Calls for Open Primaries in New York State

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Larry Sharpe, Entrepreneur and 2018 Libertarian candidate for Governor of New York

Larry Sharpe, Entrepreneur and 2018 Libertarian candidate for Governor of New York

Martin Babinec, Founder, Unite NY

Martin Babinec, Founder, Unite NY

Miniscule Primary Voter Turnout Demonstrates a Glaring Need for Democracy to Be Open to all Voters

Closed primaries are the number one reason why New Yorkers feel trapped, feel powerless and then check-out. This is proven by the embarrassingly low primary voter turnout this year.”

— Larry Sharpe

ALBANY, NY, UNITED STATES, June 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Albany, NY – Abysmal voter turnout in last week’s primary elections clearly demonstrates the need for election reform and Unite NY has been joined by entrepreneur and 2018 Libertarian candidate for Governor Larry Sharpe in calling on both the Democratic and Republican parties to open their primary processes to give more New Yorkers a greater say at the ballot box.

Last week the four largest cities across Upstate New York held contested democratic primaries for mayor and voter turnout was extremely low, with only 13 to 26 percent of registered democrats turning out to decide who will lead their cities. In Albany, Kathy Sheehan garnered a measly 3,600 votes in a city of nearly 100,000 people. The current leader in the Syracuse race attracted just over 2,700 votes, while total Democratic Party primary turnout in Rochester and Buffalo was 20 and 26 percent, respectively.

Given that these cities heavily favor Democrats, the primary often serves as the de facto election, meaning in a city like Buffalo where there is no general election opposition, only 7 percent of eligible voters will have cast a ballot for the likely incoming mayor.

Unite NY Founder Martin Babinec said, “Voter engagement is a vital part of giving people a voice and breaking the grip our current two-party system has by being tilted towards party bosses with restrictions that shut out competition in the electoral process. The fact of the matter is that people aren’t turning out to vote because they don’t feel like they have a choice or a voice in our current electoral process. That is precisely why we need reforms like open primaries, ranked choice voting, and initiative and referendum so that we can put the power of government back where it belongs, in the hands of the people.”

2018 Libertarian candidate for Governor Larry Sharpe said, “Closed primaries are the number one reason why New Yorkers feel trapped, feel powerless and then check-out. This is proven by the embarrassingly low primary voter turnout this year, after record voter turnout last year. The system is allowing the status quo to facilitate our statewide decay.”

Unite NY is the new political home for independent and moderate voters in New York and is strongly supporting a host of electoral reforms that will take power away from party bosses and put it back in the hands of the people. One of those reforms, Ranked Choice Voting was used in New York City and was extremely successful, driving more than 135,000 more New Yorkers to the polls than at the last open mayoral primary in 2013. That increase in voter participation is larger than the entire population of the Cities of Utica and Schenectady COMBINED.

New York is one of only 9 states that still uses a completely closed primary system, effectively disenfranchising more than three and half million voters in the state who are not enrolled in any political party. The need is even more dire since last year. Under the auspices of a COVID relief bill, five of New York’s seven minor parties lost ballot status, leaving half a million people without a party.

The action Unite NY is calling for does not require legislation, rather, both parties could simply change their rules to allow more New Yorkers to participate in the electoral process.

About Unite NY: Unite NY is a new political home in New York State for Republicans, Democrats, conservatives, liberals, independents, and others to come together to seek common sense solutions. This new movement offers a home to more than 3.5 million New York voters not currently enrolled in a major party. Focused on a non-partisan approach to fixing real problems in our government, democracy, and economy, Unite NY supports candidates who understand working together is the only way we can succeed. Further, in 2022, Unite NY seeks to establish a ballot line by running a candidate for Governor to help fill the void created by our loss of 5 of the 7 minor parties previously holding statewide ballot access now eliminated from voter choice as the result of 2020 legislation which tripled the qualification hurdles needed to qualify as a minor party. More information is available at: UniteNY.org

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