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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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. leadership on global health is unmatched (March 26)

U.S. leadership on global health is unmatched (March 26)   Viruses do not respect national boundaries. They are a global threat. And the United States’ investment in global health has grown significantly over time. As the largest donor to global health programs, the U.S. has led the strengthening of health systems for more than 100 ...
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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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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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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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