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    AAFP Joins Call to Follow the Science

    Ahead of a Sept. 23 Senate committee hearing on the COVID-19 response, the AAFP and 79 other national organizations urged health officials to put science before politics as public confidence in the vaccine trial process weakens. Government decisions must center on evidence and adhere to FDA standards, said the letter, which appeared as a Wall Street Journal advertisement.

    AAFP Lauds Anti-burnout Bill

    The Academy, as part of the Group of Six, this week endorsed legislation that would bolster measures to prevent physician suicide. The Sept. 17 letter called the Dr. Lorna Breen Health Care Provider Protection Act (S. 4349) — which aims to improve the behavioral health and well-being of physicians, destigmatize treatment and identify resources for those seeking assistance — an important step in fighting burnout in the medical profession.

    Group of Six Pushes Congress on Vaccines

    A Sept. 10 letter from the Academy and five other physician groups called on House and Senate leaders to pass legislation promoting vaccine confidence, ensure strong congressional oversight of COVID-19 vaccine development and immediately implement proposed 2021 vaccine administration Medicare payment increases.

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