All Marylanders deserve equal and affordable access to health care. That is why Mia believes in Medicare for All, a policy that would prevent costly medical bills, eliminate exclusions for pre-existing conditions, and provide equal coverage to all Marylanders.
Maryland has an opioid crisis, and it needs to be addressed with real solutions. That's why Mia supports the The CARE Act, which is a comprehensive plan to end the opioid crisis by providing the resources needed to begin treating this epidemic like the public health crisis.
Resources would be used to support the whole continuum of care, from early intervention for those at risk for addiction, to harm reduction for those struggling with addiction, to long-term support services for those in recovery.
Along with addiction treatment, the CARE Act would ensure access to mental health services and help provide critical wraparound services like housing support and medical transportation for those who need them.
It is Mia's goal to make these acts laws and to bring the needed help to our communities.
Amid a global pandemic, Rep. Harris voted against the HEROES Act, a resolution that aims to establish requirements for COVID-19 testing and contact tracing, expand paid sick days and medical leave, and provide premium pay to essential workers.
Rep. Harris voted against the Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act of 2019, an act which requires states to comply with, and not opt out of, the ACA's mandate that insurance companies cover people with pre-existing conditions.
Medicare for All is the best way to give everyone in Maryland a guarantee of high-quality health care. Mia will ensure that the health care system works for all Marylanders, and that nobody goes bankrupt because of a medical bill. Mia believes that pre-existing conditions should be covered by insurance companies- equality in medical care for all with no exclusions.
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Coronavirus is a family of viruses that cause a variety of illnesses from the common cold to SARS. Although the current virus is often referred to as COVID19, COVID19 is actually the disease syndrome, not the virus. The virus that is causing COVID29 is SARS-CoV-2. SARS-CoV-2 belongs to the coronavirus family (which has to do with the virus’ shape under a microscope and has nothing to do with Corona beer). In most people, the new virus will cause normal cold symptoms such as fever, fatigue, and a dry cough. Some people will also experience a runny nose, nasal congestion, diarrhea, sore throat, and body aches. The vast majority (80%) of people infected with the virus go on to make a full recovery without any medical treatment from doctors or hospitals.
Unfortunately, about 1 in 6 people experience more intense symptoms and end up needing some help. More severe symptoms include difficulty breathing and those most affected tend to be the elderly or those with underlying medical conditions like diabetes or heart problems.
Regardless of SARS-CoV-2 exposure, if you’re having difficulty breathing, you should seek medical attention
Like many viruses, SARS-CoV-2 spreads when we cough or exhale. Doing so releases droplets containing the virus into the air and those in close proximity to an infected person might then breathe in the droplets or touch a common surface and then touch their face, allowing the virus to invade a new host. While we’re still learning about SARS-CoV-2, research suggests that people have to be pretty close together for transmission to occur via inhalation.
Wash your hands. It really is the best way to stay healthy, especially since SARS-CoV-2 isn’t the only virus out there. Most people, especially kids, don’t wash their hands long enough or frequently enough. Here’s a good demonstration of the proper technique by World Health Organization (WHO):
Wash hands before every meal, after using the bathroom, and anytime you’re touching common surfaces like door knobs. Please ensure you're also taking care of your pets as well.
You’re probably wondering if you need a mask. The short answer is no, not unless you’re sick. The SARS-CoV-2 outbreak is causing a shortage of face masks and we need to prioritize those still available for our frontline healthcare workers who are at the greatest risk of infection from SARS-CoV-2 and other illnesses like the flu. Most commercially available masks aren’t up to the task of preventing virus transmission anyway.
The harder ask is to stay home when you’re sick. Not everyone has that ability and it will greatly hamper our ability to contain this outbreak. We don’t want anyone to panic as that won’t help the situation, but it’s not a bad idea to stay on top of your prescription refills and have a plan in case of school closures.
Please communicate with your Friends, Neighbors, Employers, and local Leaders to discuss your plan to work from home if possible, how to care for your children if schools close, how to care for elder friends or neighbors, how to properly wash hands like a doctor, what to do after touching your face or using the restroom (wash your hands not hand sanitizer), what happens if local curfew happens, and what is your plan for self quarantine.
We plan to continue to monitor this Outbreak in near real-time to make the best decision for 12 of 24 counties we seek to Represent in Washington, DC. Overall, as of March 6th, we canceled our daily events to start our full time digital platform on these sites:
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