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Preparedness News Releases

September 16, 2020: Review of ASPR’s Coronavirus Response Efforts: Statement by HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Robert Kadlec
September 16, 2020: HHS Secretary Azar Declares Public Health Emergency in Oregon Due to Wildfires
August 28, 2020: COVID-19 Update: FDA Broadens Emergency Use Authorization for Veklury (remdesivir) to Include All Hospitalized Patients for Treatment of COVID-19
August 26, 2020: HHS Secretary Azar declares public health emergencies in Louisiana and Texas due to Hurricane Laura
August 26, 2020: HHS Secretary Azar declares Public Health Emergency in California due to wildfires
August 25, 2020: Trump Administration to Release 1.5 Million N95 Respirators from the Strategic National Stockpile for Distribution to Nursing Homes
August 11, 2020: Trump Administration collaborates with Moderna to produce 100 million doses of COVID-19 investigational vaccine
August 5, 2020: HHS, DOD Collaborate With Johnson & Johnson to Produce Millions of COVID-19 Investigational Vaccine Doses
August 5, 2020: Rapid diagnostic for gonorrhea wins $19 million federal prize competition to combat antibiotic resistance
July 31, 2020: HHS, DOD Partner With Sanofi and GSK on Commercial-Scale Manufacturing Demonstration Project to Produce Millions of COVID-19 Investigational Vaccine Doses
July 9, 2020: BARDA and JPEO-CBRND establish partnership with Retractable Technologies, Inc. to expand the capacity to manufacture needles and syringes in the US
July 9, 2020: BARDA and JPEO-CBRND establish partnership with Becton Dickinson to expand domestic manufacturing capacity for needles and syringes
July 7, 2020: HHS, DOD Collaborate with Novavax to Produce Millions of COVID-19 Investigational Vaccine Doses in Commercial-Scale Manufacturing Demonstration Projects
July 7, 2020: HHS, DOD Collaborate with Regeneron on Large-Scale Manufacturing Demonstration Project of COVID-19 Investigational Therapeutic Treatment
June 29, 2020: Trump Administration Secures New Supplies of Remdesivir for the United States
May 21, 2020: Trump Administration’s Operation Warp Speed Accelerates AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine to be Available Beginning in October
May 19, 2020: HHS, Industry Partners Expand U.S.-Based Pharmaceutical Manufacturing for COVID-19 Response
May 9, 2020: HHS announces shipments of donated remdesivir for hospitalized patients with COVID-19
April 16, 2020: HHS Announces Ventilator Contract with GE Under Defense Production Act
April 13, 2020: HHS facilitates development of immunotherapies for COVID-19 patients
April 8, 2020: HHS to Provide Millions of TYVEK Protective Suits for U.S. Healthcare Workers
April 8, 2020: HHS Announces Ventilator Contract with GM under Defense Production Act
April 8, 2020: HHS Announces Ventilator Contract with Philips under Defense Production Act
March 30, 2020: HHS Accelerates Clinical Trials, Prepares for Manufacturing of COVID-19 Vaccines
March 29, 2020: HHS accepts donations of medicine to Strategic National Stockpile as possible treatments for COVID-19 patients
March 24, 2020: HHS Provides $100 Million to Help U.S. Healthcare Systems Prepare For COVID-19 Patients
March 22, 2020: HHS, DoD collaborate with Cepheid on rapid diagnostics to detect coronavirus infections
March 21, 2020: HHS Funds Phase 2/3 Clinical Trial for Potential Treatment for COVID-19
March 18: HHS Supports Mesa Biotech to Develop a Rapid Diagnostic to Detect Novel Coronavirus Infections
March 13, 2020: HHS funds development of COVID-19 diagnostic tests
March 9, 2020: HHS Supports Development of First High-Throughput COVID-19 Diagnostic Test
March 6, 2020: HHS Solicits Proposals for Development of Medical Products for Novel Coronavirus
March 4, 2020: HHS to Procure N95 Respirators to Support Healthcare Workers in COVID-19 Outbreaks
February 22, 2020: BARDA Leverages Strong Public-Private Partnerships to Spur a Rapid Response to the Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
February 18, 2020: HHS Engages Sanofi’s Recombinant Technology for 2019 Novel Coronavirus Vaccine
February 18, 2020: HHS, Janssen Collaborate To Develop Coronavirus Therapeutics
February 14, 2019: Largest study of sepsis cases in the U.S. finds significantly greater burden than previously known
February 11, 2020: HHS, Janssen Join Forces On Coronavirus Vaccine
February 5, 2020: HHS Seeks Abstract Submissions for 2019-nCoV Diagnostics Development
February 4, 2020: HHS, Regeneron Collaborate to Develop 2019-nCoV Treatment
January 31, 2020: Secretary Azar Declares Public Health Emergency for United States for 2019 Novel Coronavirus
Enero 8, 2020: El secretario Azar del HHS declara una emergencia de salud pública en Puerto Rico luego de los terremotos
December 18, 2019: HHS Supports Advanced Development for Treatment of Anthrax Lung Infections
December 9, 2019: HHS Invests in Modernizing U.S. Manufacturing Capacity for Pandemic Influenza Vaccine
November 14, 2019: HHS Advances Development of Tests to Distinguish Bacterial from Viral Infections across Multiple Healthcare Settings
October 30, 2019: HHS to advance development of Cytovale rapid sepsis diagnostic
October 29, 2019: HHS joins forces on machine-learning algorithm to identify Sepsis
October 10, 2019: FDA allows marketing of first rapid diagnostic test for detecting Ebola virus antigens
October 1, 2019: HHS Funds Development of Two Filovirus Vaccines for Biodefense, Public Health
September 30, 2019: HHS advances novel technology to meet need for blood platelets in a nuclear disaster
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