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Emergency Preparedness & Recovery 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
September 9, 2020: HHS deploys medical personnel to Honolulu to care for COVID-19 patients
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
July 22, 2020: U.S. Government Engages Pfizer to Produce Millions of Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine
June 29, 2020: Trump Administration Secures New Supplies of Remdesivir for the United States
June 19, 2020: BARDA and Empatica forge new partnership to develop an early monitoring platform to identify COVID-19 infection
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Revokes Emergency Use Authorization for Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine
June 15, 2020: BARDA funds two first-in-human studies for Regeneron’s COVID-19 antibody cocktail
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 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
January 15, 2020: HHS Activates Emergency Prescription Assistance Program for Uninsured Puerto Rico Residents Needing Medicine after Recent Earthquakes
Enero 15, 2020: HHS Activa el Programa de Emergencia para Asistencia de Prescripciones Médicas para Residentes de Puerto Rico Sin Seguro que Necesiten Medicamentos después de los Recientes Terremotos
January 8, 2020: Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists as a Result of the Consequences of Earthquakes on the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
January 8, 2020: Waiver of Modification of Requirements Under Section 1135 of the Social Security Act in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico as a Result of the Consequences of Earthquakes
January 8, 2020: HHS Secretary Azar Declares Public Health Emergency for Puerto Rico Following Earthquakes
Enero 8, 2020: El secretario Azar del HHS declara una emergencia de salud pública en Puerto Rico luego de los terremotos
September 3, 2019: OCR Issues Guidance to Help Ensure Equal Access to Emergency Services and the Appropriate Sharing of Medical Information during Hurricane Dorian
September 2, 2019: HHS Secretary Azar Declares Public Health Emergencies for States of Georgia and South Carolina Due to Hurricane Dorian
August 30, 2019: HHS Secretary Azar Declares Public Health Emergency for State of Florida Due to Hurricane Dorian
August 28, 2019: HHS Secretary Azar Declares Public Health Emergency for Puerto Rico Due to Hurricane Dorian
HHS Secretary Azar Declares Public Health Emergency in Alaska Due to Earthquake Damage
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