CDC trains public health and clinical staff as part of the COVID-19 response (March 27)

CDC trains public health and clinical staff as part of the COVID-19 response (March 27)   The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has successfully engaged with its Georgian counterparts for years. We are proud to support the Georgian National Center for Disease Control and the Ministry of Health, and the latest training ...
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Briefing With Special Envoy Lea Gabrielle, Global Engagement Center On Disinformation and Propaganda Related to COVID-19 (March 27)

Briefing With Special Envoy Lea Gabrielle, Global Engagement Center On Disinformation and Propaganda Related to COVID-19 (March 27)   MS ORTAGUS: Great. Okay, this record – excuse me, this phone call, this briefing is going to be on the record and embargoed until the end of the call, please. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic throughout ...
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The United States Is Leading the Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19 (March 27)

The United States Is Leading the Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response to COVID-19 (March 27)   Excerpt: Georgia: $1.1 million in health funding will help prepare laboratory systems, activate case-finding and event-based surveillance, support technical experts for response and preparedness, bolster risk communication, and more. The United States has provided nearly $139 million in health assistance ...
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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (March 26)

Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (March 26) THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, everybody.  Hello.  Thank you very much.  Thank you.  Beautiful day.  Very good what you’re doing.  Look at all those empty seats.  Never seen it like that.  Oh, boy.  Well, how the world has ...
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U.S. and French colleagues work together on COVID-19 cure (March 26)

U.S. and French colleagues work together on COVID-19 cure (March 26) By Noelani Kirschner Two scientists who met through the J. William Fulbright international exchange program are part of a worldwide hunt to find existing drugs that can be used to treat the COVID-19 virus. As a U.S.-France Fulbright-Tocqueville Distinguished Chair in spring 2015, Benjamin R. tenOever ...
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Open communication key during public health crises (March 26)

Open communication key during public health crises (March 26) Within weeks of learning about the deadly coronavirus outbreak that originated in China, officials in South Korea stood up laboratories to support  testing of 20,000 citizens  per day. In Taiwan, authorities began  daily press conferences  to inform the public and dispel rumors. And in the United States, the National Institutes of Health quickly ...
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U.S. Foreign Assistance in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (March 26)

U.S. Foreign Assistance in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic (March 26) MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE The U.S. government has rapidly mobilized unprecedented resources to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, both at home and abroad.  Today, I am pleased to announce that the United States has made available nearly $274 million in emergency health and humanitarian funding. Along with the ...
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Briefing On COVID-19: Updates on Health Impact and Assistance for American Citizens Abroad (March 25)

Briefing On COVID-19: Updates on Health Impact and Assistance for American Citizens Abroad (March 25)   MS ORTAGUS: Hi, thanks. Good afternoon, everybody. Apologize that we’re starting a few minutes late. But welcome to today’s briefing on the department’s efforts to repatriate American citizens from around the globe in the face of the historic challenge posed ...
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Briefing With USAID Dpt Administrator Glick,Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources Richardson on U.S. Foreign Assistance in Response to COVID19

Briefing With USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick and Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources James L. Richardson On U.S. Foreign Assistance in Response to COVID-19 (March 26)   MS ORTAGUS: Well, let’s go ahead and get started, everybody. This is Morgan, spokesperson. I just want to remind everybody that everything that we discuss on this call ...
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Release of Arbitrarily Detained Civilians and U.S. Citizens in Syria to Avert COVID-19 Spread (March 25)

Release of Arbitrarily Detained Civilians and U.S. Citizens in Syria to Avert COVID-19 Spread (March 25)   In light of threats posed by COVID-19, the United States reiterates its calls for the Assad regime to take concrete steps to protect the fate of thousands of civilians, including U.S. citizens, being held arbitrarily in overcrowded and ...
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Iran: COVID-19 DISINFORMATION FACT-SHEET (March 23)

Iran: COVID-19 DISINFORMATION FACT-SHEET (March 23)   “I also want to call attention to the Iranian regime’s misinformation campaign surrounding the origination of the Wuhan virus.  Instead of focusing on the needs of the Iranian people and accepting genuine offers of support, senior Iranians lied about the Wuhan virus outbreak for weeks.” The Iranian leadership ...
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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (March 24)

Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (March 24)   THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  Been a very busy day.  I want to thank the American people for the incredible sacrifices that they’re making on behalf of our nation.  And I want to encourage everyone ...
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Briefing With Senior State Department Official On Updates on State Department’s Response to COVID-19 (March 24)

Briefing With Senior State Department Official On Updates on State Department’s Response to COVID-19 (March 24)   MODERATOR ONE:  Good afternoon, everybody, and thanks for joining today’s call.  As discussed yesterday, we’re going to try to keep a drumbeat of daily briefings heading your way, briefings that relate to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Our briefer ...
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Briefing With Senior State Department Officials On COVID-19: Updates on Health Impact and Assistance for American Citizens Abroad (March 23)

Briefing With Senior State Department Officials On COVID-19: Updates on Health Impact and Assistance for American Citizens Abroad (March 23)   MODERATOR ONE:  Okay, at the end of the opening remarks, if you want to ask a question, please send me a text message at [redacted] and I will add you to the queue.  With ...
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Khamenei’s Lies About the Wuhan Virus Put Lives at Risk (March 23)

Khamenei’s Lies About the Wuhan Virus Put Lives at Risk (March 23) MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE Supreme Leader Khamenei’s fabrications regarding the Wuhan Virus are dangerous and they put Iranians and people around the world at greater risk. Facts matter. Here are a few the Iranian regime would like to keep from the world: Fact: In February, Iran’s chief ...
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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (March 21)

Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (March 21)   James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 1:00 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:   Thank you very much.  A lot of things going on, and we’re going to be going over to the Hill, and we’re having a ...
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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (March 20)

Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing (March 20)   James S. Brady Press Briefing Room 11:50 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much.  I had a very good telephone conversation — extremely good — with Senator Schumer a little while ago.  We’re working ...
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Amid COVID-19, Iranian regime continued flights to China (March 19)

Amid COVID-19, Iranian regime continued flights to China (March 19)   While Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei dismissed the deadly COVID-19 outbreak as a biological attack, his regime continued flights to China, putting his people and the broader Middle East at greater risk of the rapidly spreading disease, news reports say. “[T]he best biological defense would’ve ...
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U.S. Scientists work tirelessly on coronavirus vaccines (March 19)

U.S. Scientists work tirelessly on coronavirus vaccines (March 19)   By Dave Reynolds  – U.S. innovators are rushing to combat the new coronavirus, with vaccines already in development and new treatment options being tested in the United States and Asia. The rapid response received a boost this month as President Trump signed into law  $8.3 billion in federal funds  to fight COVID-19. ...
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Remarks by President Trump and Vice President Pence in a Briefing with Nurses on COVID-19 Response (March 18)

Remarks by President Trump and Vice President Pence in a Briefing with Nurses on COVID-19 Response (March 18)   Cabinet Room 3:53 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much.  And today I welcome the great nurses of our country to the White House and express our gratitude for those on the frontlines in ...
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Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with Tourism Industry Executives on COVID-19 Response (March 17)

Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with Tourism Industry Executives on COVID-19 Response (March 17)   Cabinet Room 2:16 P.M. EDTTHE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much.  We have the tourism industry executives, the biggest anywhere in the world.  These are the great ones, and they’re going to say a couple of little words pretty ...
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Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Conference (March 13)

Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Conference (March 13) Rose Garden 3:30 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much, everyone.  Thank you.  Thank you. A beautiful day in the Rose Garden.  Appreciate everybody being here.  Today, I’d like to provide an update to the ...
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This Week in Iran Policy (March 13)

This Week in Iran Policy (March 13)   “The United States calls on the Islamic Republic of Iran to immediately release on humanitarian grounds all wrongfully detained Americans being held in Iran. The United States will hold the Iranian regime directly responsible for any American deaths. Our response will be decisive.” – Secretary Pompeo, Press ...
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Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with Bankers on COVID-19 (March 11)

Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with Bankers on COVID-19 (March 11)   Cabinet Room 3:39 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much.  And we are having a meeting — a very important meeting — with the, I would say, the greatest bankers in the world, the most important banks in the world, ...
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Remarks by President Trump and Vice President Pence at a Coronavirus Briefing with Health Insurers (March 10)

Remarks by President Trump and Vice President Pence at a Coronavirus Briefing with Health Insurers (March 10)   Roosevelt Room 11:43 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Well, thank you very much.  We’re meeting with the top executives of the health insurance companies, the biggest companies in our country — probably the biggest companies in our country, ...
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United States Offers Assistance to the Iranian People (February 28)

The United States Offers Assistance to the Iranian People (February 28) MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE The United States stands with the people of Iran during the public health crisis caused by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The U.S. Government is prepared to assist the Iranian people in their response efforts. This ...
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