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Preparedness News Releases

  
October 5, 2021: HHS selects Emory University to demonstrate better approach to disaster medical care
September 13, 2021: HHS Activates Emergency Prescription Assistance Program for Uninsured Residents of Louisiana Due to Hurricane Ida
September 3, 2021: HHS Secretary Becerra declares public health emergencies for states of New York and New Jersey due to Hurricane Ida
August 30, 2021: HHS Secretary Becerra declares public health emergencies for states of Louisiana and Mississippi due to Hurricane Ida
July 9, 2021: Statement by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on the Swearing-In of Dawn O’Connell as Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and Cheryl Campbell becoming Assistant Secretary for Administration
June 30, 2021: HHS launches calculator tool to help health administrators, clinicians improve capacity to treat COVID-19 patients with monoclonal antibodies
June 23, 2021: HHS, Puerto Rico Department of Health test health and social services recovery efforts with preparedness exercise in Mayagüez healthcare region
23 de junio de 2021: HHS junto al Departamento de Salud de Puerto Rico evalúa los esfuerzos de recuperación de servicios sociales y de salud con el ejercicio de preparación en la región de atención médica de Mayagüez
June 17, 2021: Biden Administration to Invest $3 Billion from American Rescue Plan as Part of COVID-19 Antiviral Development Strategy
June 8, 2021: Biden Administration Recommends Policy Changes to Secure U.S. Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
June 1, 2021: HHS Launches First Venture Capital Partnership to Develop Transformative Technologies to Combat Future Pandemics, Other Health Emergencies
May 26, 2021: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Additional Monoclonal Antibody for Treatment of COVID-19
April 16, 2021: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Revokes Emergency Use Authorization for Monoclonal Antibody Bamlanivimab
April 15, 2021: Renewal of the Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists Nationwide as the Result of the Continued Consequences of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic
April 9, 2021: Statement by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra on the President’s FY 2022 Discretionary Funding Request
March 25, 2021: Medical Reserve Corps volunteers aid COVID-19 vaccination efforts in 46 states and U.S. territories
March 17, 2021: Biden Administration to Invest $150 Million to Expand Access to COVID-19 Treatments in Underserved Communities
March 12, 2021: Biden Administration Takes Action Through HHS to Increase Number of Vaccinators
March 2, 2021: Biden Administration Announces Historic Manufacturing Collaboration Between Merck and Johnson & Johnson to Expand Production of COVID-19 Vaccines
February 26, 2021: Biden Administration secures supply of new COVID-19 therapeutic treatment
February 18, 2021: HHS Acting Secretary Norris Cochran Declares Public Health Emergency for State of Texas Due to Winter Storms
February 11, 2021: Biden Administration purchases additional doses of COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna
January 28, 2021: HHS Amends PREP Act Declaration to Increase Workforce Authorized to Administer COVID-19 Vaccines
January 15, 2021: HHS launches COVID-19 at-risk Medicare population dashboard, related online tools to support COVID-19 response
January 12, 2021: HHS, DOD purchase additional doses of Regeneron’s antibody therapeutic to treat patients with mild to moderate COVID-19
January 11, 2021: HHS Launches Web-Based Locator for COVID-19 Outpatient Treatment Sites for Monoclonal Antibodies
January 11, 2021: HHS Launches Web-Based Locator for COVID-19 Outpatient Treatment Sites for Monoclonal Antibodies
January 8, 2021: HHS, Sunrise Hospital Launch Federally Supported Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Clinic to Treat COVID-19 Patients in Las Vegas
January 7, 2021: HHS, Tucson Medical Center launch federally supported infusion center to treat COVID-19 patients
December 30, 2020: HHS, El Centro Regional Medical Center launch Imperial County Infusion Center to treat COVID-19 patients
December 23, 2020: HHS, DOD collaborate with Merck to continue the development and large-scale manufacturing of investigational COVID-19 treatment
December 23, 2020: Trump Administration purchases additional 100 million doses of COVID-19 investigational vaccine from Pfizer
December 15, 2020: HHS, DOD engage Quantum Leap Research Collaborative in search for effective treatments for the sickest COVID-19 patients
December 11, 2020: Trump Administration purchases additional 100 million doses of COVID-19 investigational vaccine from Moderna
December 2, 2020: Trump Administration purchases additional doses of Lilly therapeutic to treat patients with mild to moderate COVID-19
November 23, 2020: HHS Allocates Regeneron Therapeutic to Treat Patients With Mild to Moderate COVID-19
October 30, 2020: Trump Administration Producing Supply Kits to Safely Administer COVID-19 Vaccines to Americans
October 28, 2020: HHS, DOD Collaborate on Plans to Purchase of Lilly Investigational Therapeutic to Treat COVID-19
October 23, 2020: HHS Delivers 125 Million Masks to Support Safe School Reopening
October 13, 2020: Trump Administration Expands Manufacturing Capacity with Cytiva for Components of COVID-19 Vaccines
October 9, 2020: Trump Administration Expands Collaboration with AstraZeneca to Develop and Manufacture an Investigational Monoclonal Antibody to Prevent COVID-19
October 6, 2020: HHS funds development of needle-free vaccine administration technology
October 1, 2020: Veklury (remdesivir) Now Available Directly from Distributor following Trump Administration’s Successful Allocations to States and U.S. Territories
September 30, 2020: HHS selects third pilot site to demonstrate better approach to disaster medical care
September 30, 2020: Two novel investigational drugs targeting antibiotic-resistant infections move into advanced development with HHS
October 30, 2020: Trump Administration Producing Supply Kits to Safely Administer COVID-19 Vaccines to Americans
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
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