The U.S. fights Coronavirus worldwide (May 26) [rolling updates]

LAKE SUCCESS, NY - MARCH 11: A lab technician begins semi-automated testing for COVID-19 at Northwell Health Labs on March 11, 2020 in Lake Success, New York. An emergency use authorization by the FDA allows Northwell to move from manual testing to semi-automated. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/Gett

The U.S. fights Coronavirus worldwide (May 26) [rolling updates]


LAKE SUCCESS, NY – MARCH 11: A lab technician begins semi-automated testing for COVID-19 at Northwell Health Labs on March 11, 2020 in Lake Success, New York. An emergency use authorization by the FDA allows Northwell to move from manual testing to semi-automated. (Photo by Andrew Theodorakis/

May 26

The United States’ release of tens of thousands of coronavirus studies is enabling experts worldwide to use artificial intelligence (AI) to speed the search for a COVID-19 cure.


Brooks Weisblat, vice president of technology at the the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, displays data related to the new coronavirus pandemic in the planetarium of the museum, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Miami. The museum is contributing to global scientific research efforts to fight d

May 22



SIGONELLA, Italy (April 20, 2020) Naval Air Station Sigonella Commanding Officer, Capt. Kevin Pickard and Lt. Cmdr. Steven Hervey one of the base chaplains pose for a photo with Mrs. Palmina Fraschilla, Acireale Education and Welfare Commissioner and Mr. Giuseppe Torrisi, Head of Acireale Civil Prot

May 21




Imam Mufti Mohammed Ismail, right, leader of An-Noor Cultural Center and masjid for a mostly Bangladeshi Muslim community in Elmhurst, N.Y., and volunteer Mohammad Q Ullah, left, arrive to deliver a box of food supplies to a family impacted by COVID-19 restrictions, Wednesday April 22, 2020. “

May 20

U.S. donors of all major religions are helping fight COVID-­19 at home and abroad. The United States’ diverse religious communities are setting up emergency hospitals, trucking meals across the country, and supporting small businesses around the world.

Medical personnel work at the Samaritan’s Purse field hospital in New York’s Central Park, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more sev

EVANSTON, ILLINOIS – APRIL 03: David Walker makes components for a 3D printed face shield which he is designing for use by medical workers in his lab at Northwestern University on April 03, 2020 in Evanston, Illinois. Walker, who received his PHD from the university, is hoping to use the techn

May 19

While dozens of U.S. universities are working on vaccines and studies to guide the fight against COVID-19, others also are providing equipment and talent to help local communities.

In this Friday, April 24, 2020 photo, Wayne State University medical school students Lucia Luna-Wong, left and Michael Moentmann work in a COVID-19 testing center in Detroit. The students are volunteering in one of America’s hardest-hit cities, testing police officers, firefighters, bus driver

scientist in biohazard protection clothing analyzing covid 19 sample with microscope and holding coronavirus covid 19 blood sample tube on hand in laboratory, coronavirus covid 19 vaccine researchBy (© Mongkolchon Akesin/Shutterstock)

May 18

U.S. researchers are joining forces with scientists around the world to find solutions that will end the COVID-19 pandemic. The collaboration ranges from experiments to adapt a measles vaccine to prevent COVID-19 to efforts to understand how the human immune system’s antibodies attack the coronavirus.

U.S. Army medic paratroopers assigned to the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade attend an IV class in support of preventative efforts against COVID-19 on Caserma Del Din, Italy, April 20, 2020.The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army’s Contingency Response Force in Euro

May 15

Swindlers around the world are trying to cash in on COVID-19 fears with bogus vaccines and cures. They steal money from their victims and spread misinformation. The U.S. Department of Justice is working to put a stop to such fraud.

(State Dept./D. Thompson)

Researchers from the University of Virginia’s Biocomplexity Institute have won a $10 million grant from the U.S. government to map cases of the new coronavirus and anticipate how communities will be affected. The institute’s computer scientists and epidemiologists will lead teams from several other institutions using big-data computing tools. Such data allows experts to see how human behaviors affect the spread of disease.

Computer scientist Madhav Marathe leads a team at the University of Virginia’s Biocomplexity Institute. (© Dan Addison/University of Virginia)

Dr. Haidar Al-Saadi treats COVID-19 patients in a suburban Detroit hospital. (Courtesy of Dr. Haidar Al-Saadi)

May 14


Muslims traditionally make a special effort to increase their charitable activities during Ramadan. COVID-19 hasn’t changed that for American Muslims. Read about their stories.

Volunteers at the Islamic Society of Central Florida distribute food from the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida to needy families during a drive-thru event on April 9, 2020 in Orlando, Florida. The food bank has seen record demand for assistance in the Orlando area due to job losses caused

May 13

Two-time Fulbright alumnus Elvis Rivera holds up one of the face shields he made for health care workers in Honduras. (Courtesy of Elvis Rivera)

The United States is at the forefront of global health security. Follow this link for a video on how U.S. leadership in the fight against HIV, Zika, Ebola and other diseases has prepared the international community to better respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Scholars around the world who have been part of the State Department’s Fulbright Program are using their experience to help their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.


May 12

Medical workers are benefiting from the many U.S. businesses that have turned their attention to the COVID-19 pandemic. (© AP Images)

An American company based in California is using drones to transport COVID-19 tests between rural Ghana and two of the country’s main cities. Zipline International Inc. is one example of the many private U.S. companies that are stepping forward to address the coronavirus crisis internationally. But it’s the first time drones have been used to deliver COVID-19 test samples, according to media reports.

May 10

May 9

The U.S. donation to Uruguay strengthens the country’s capacity to respond to COVID-19. (U.S. Embassy Uruguay)

May 8

The U.S. government is providing millions of dollars as well as training and supplies to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 to Central and South American countries. A total of more than $73 million has been provided to the Western Hemisphere in response to the pandemic.

A guard at the University of Honduras’ field hospital on April 16 (© Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images)

May 7

When Americans look for data on COVID-19, the U.S. public health system delivers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gathers data, monitors shifts in disease patterns, and provides safety guidelines to prevent infection. Its experts also collaborate with overseas colleagues to track new cases.

Microbiologist Molly Freeman pulls bacteria from a vial in a laboratory researching foodborne-disease outbreaks at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. (© David Goldman/AP Images)


May 6

The United States is providing nearly $40 million to help Pacific Island nations prevent and control COVID-19. Over the last 20 years, the United States has invested over $5 billion in assistance for the Pacific islands, with more than $620 million for health in the past decade.

The U.S. help for Pacific island nations’ response to COVID-19 includes aid to health centers like this one in Vanuatu, seen in May 2019. (© Laszlo Mates/Shutterstock)

Capt. Arfan Malik, a critical care nurse at the Intensive Care Unit, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, trains Holly Bryant, a registered nurse with the Labor and Delivery Unit at LRMC, various training elements designed to increase staffing capabilities in support of COVID-19 operations at LRMC, Ap

May 5


May 4

The U.S. is providing more than $110 million to help countries in the Middle East and North Africa fight COVID-19, including Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Lebanon and Morocco, as well as the West Bank. This will improve disease detection and prevention, bolster lab capacity, and treat patients. The U.S. is also partnering with humanitarian groups to support water sanitation and hygiene programs.

Vehicles in northeast Syria on March 27 hold medical supplies, part of U.S. and coalition efforts to prevent and treat COVID-19 in prisons and hospitals in the country. (DVIDS/Courtesy photo)


Nurse Tatsanee Onthong, 26, wears personal protective equipment (PPE) as she attends to a COVID-19 in the Emerging Infectious Disease Clinic intensive care unit at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand, April 22, 2020. Picture taken April 22, 2020. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha 

May 1

The U.S. is a primary partner of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations when it comes to investing in health. A new $35 million in U.S. emergency aid is helping ASEAN countries respond to COVID-19. That’s part of the long-term U.S. investments to improve public health in the region.

April 30

Diana Berrent was one of the first people in Port Washington, New York, to test positive for COVID-19. The hope that she would make it and that her antibodies could potentially save others inspired the photographer to start Survivor Corps to urge COVID-19 survivors to donate blood and plasma. Their donations help medical researchers better understand the disease and may ultimately help patients get more effective treatments.

Diana Berrent encourages COVID-19 survivors to donate plasma for research. (© Diana Berrent)


Tilliesa Banks, right, a nurse in Seattle, helps a colleague put on a medical face shield before they start their shift in a triage tent outside the Harborview Medical Center’s emergency department. The face shield was 3D printed by a member of a network of volunteers using a design approved a

April 29


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April 27

The coronavirus pandemic is inspiring people worldwide to help their communities. Some of these local champions are alumni of U.S. Department of State programs, using their leadership and skills to help people in need.

April 24

April 23

The U.S. is the world’s largest donor to global public health, donating billions of dollars each year to fight diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Ebola, malaria, and, now, COVID-19. This commitment remains as the U.S. investigates the World Health Organization’s failure to provide timely, accurate information on the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China.

Graphic saying U.S. has committed more than $775 million to fight COVID-19 worldwide (State Dept.)The hunt is on for a vaccine to prevent the COVID-19 disease. Learn more about that and other vaccine research.

Gloved hand lifting vial from box of them (© Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)
The vial seen here March 20 contains a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed at the Novavax company in Rockville, Maryland. (© Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)

The U.S. Department of Defense has given $1.1 million in laboratory and diagnostic supplies to dozens of partner nations in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America. The department has a long history of fighting worldwide contagions.

Woman in pink gloves and lavender protective gear putting capped bottles into large container (U.S. Marine Corps/Staff Sergeant Michael Walters)
Misook Choe, with the Emerging Infectious Disease Branch at the Walter Reed Army Institute, runs a test while researching COVID-19. (U.S. Marine Corps/Staff Sergeant Michael Walters)

The United States continues to work closely with democratic partners in East Asia to help contain the new coronavirus.

People with masks standing behind boxes (© Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images)
Joseph Wu, center, Taiwan’s minister of foreign affairs, gestures during an April 15 ceremony in which Taiwan donated some 100 infrared thermal scanners to its diplomatic allies. (© Sam Yeh/AFP/Getty Images)
Georgian officials who received training (above) and equipment from the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency are fighting the spread of COVID-19 in Georgia. (DTRA)

April 22

The U.S. is helping European nations fight COVID-19, relying on long-standing partnerships to improve disease prevention and detection across the continent.

A pharmacist gives Jennifer Haller, left, the first shot in a clinical trial of a potential vaccine for COVID-19 on March 16 at a research center in Seattle. (© Ted S. Warren/AP Images)

April 21


Here’s a look at how Americans’ spirit of volunteerism is thriving during the COVID-19 pandemic.


NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg leads an April 15 meeting via teleconference of the NATO members’ defense ministers. (NATO)

April 19

April 17

The United States and its NATO allies are helping allied and partner nations combat COVID-19 across two continents.

April 16

The U.S. government is supplying millions of dollars, training and equipment to African countries to help them combat the spread of the new coronavirus.

Staff members work on a ventilator-refurbishing assembly line on March 28 at Bloom Energy in Sunnyvale, California. (© Beth LaBerge/KQED/AP Images)


April 14



U.S. and Italian soldiers in a March 31 ceremony in Vicenza, Italy, honor those who have died from the coronavirus. (U.S. Army Garrison Italy/Maria Cavins)

April 13

The United States is pledging an additional $225 million to the global fight against COVID-19, strengthening its commitment to stopping the global pandemic.

April 11


This rolling collection of photos, tweets and articles offers a snapshot of the U.S. commitment to fighting COVID-19 worldwide. We will update frequently.

April 7

U.S. charities are donating millions to stop the spread of COVID-19, funding research (above) into new therapies and helping cities around the world improve detection and treatment.

The people of the United States care for the people of China. As the People’s Republic of China grappled with the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year, U.S. companies sprang into action to provide assistance, relief and containment efforts.

FedEx planes are parked at the hub in Memphis, Tenn. on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006 waiting to be loaded for the evenings flights. Express package delivery company FedEx Corp. on Wednesday said its fiscal second-quarter profit rose 9 percent on strong results from its ground delivery business and raised


April 4

Joint Task Force-Bravo


We all have a common stake in our shared future. Today, our moved 18K meals to our partners in . Great work — we continue to accomplish our mission while supporting the response to . @Southcom @USEmbassySV

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Corporate funds are flowing in to help scientists fight COVID-19. (© Sven Hoppe/picture alliance/Getty Images)

This rolling collection of photos, tweets and articles offers a snapshot of the U.S. commitment to fighting COVID-19 worldwide. We will update frequently.

April 3

Many of America’s most successful companies are giving money, supplies and know-how to take on the COVID-19 crisis at home and abroad.

April 2

US Embassy Ghana


The strong partnership between the U.S. and the Ghana Armed Forces is at the forefront of combating COVID-19. The is deploying one state of the art Level II Field Hospital from two that Amb. Sullivan handed over Feb 4 on behalf of the U.S. Govt. 

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AMCHAM Malaysia@AmChamMalaysia

@Dell back at it again! Thank you for your admirable donations to Teluk Intan Hospital. @usembassykl

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The USNS Mercy, docked in Los Angeles, can support 1,200 medical personnel. (© Apu Gomes/AFP/Getty Images)

April 1

Two U.S. Navy hospital ships, familiar to many people they’ve helped in other countries, are taking on civilian patients while docked in Los Angeles and New York. It’s part of the government’s “whole-of-America approach” to fighting the coronavirus outbreak.

Dr. Stephen M. Hahn


FDA is using every tool at its disposal to combat the pandemic. Here are the latest actions we’ve taken: 

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March 31

See how U.S. funding is strengthening countries’ responses to the new coronavirus.
Graphic of people by truck with U.S. flag delivering aid packages (Images: © Shutterstock | Graphic: State Dept.)

March 30

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Amidst this pandemic, work to make global health guidance accessible to all. alumnus Krishneer Sen uses sign language to translate the Prime Minister’s messaging for the deaf community.


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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Melinda J. Roth loads medical supplies to be transported to Italy onto an aircraft at Ramstein Air Base in Germany on March 20. (Photo: U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class John R. Wright; video: U.S. Air Force/Master Sergeant Roidan Carlson)
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Melinda J. Roth loads medical supplies to be transported to Italy onto an aircraft at Ramstein Air Base in Germany on March 20. (Photo: U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class John R. Wright; video: U.S. Air Force/Master Sergeant Roidan Carlson)

This rolling collection of photos, tweets and articles offers a snapshot of the U.S. commitment to fighting COVID-19 worldwide. We will update frequently.

March 26

An American and a French scientist 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 COVID-19.

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Left: Marco Vignuzzi (center), postdoctoral fellow Ferdinand Roesch (in glasses, sitting) and research technician Thomas Vallet. Right: Benjamin tenOever. (Courtesy photos)

March 24

USArmy supporting our Italian allies in a battle against . The 405th AFSB @USAGItaly is packaging beds, mattresses, stretchers, IV poles, wheelchairs & linens for Humanitarian Assistance Program to the Lombardy region @US_EUCOM @ambasciatausa @21stTSC @ArmyMateriel

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(1/3) The U.S. government, through @USAID, is providing MNT3.3 billion ($1.2 million) to support the Government of Mongolia in its response to COVID-19 in the country.  @usembmongolia @USAIDGH

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March 23

Secretary Pompeo



#COVID19 update: @RamsteinAirBase C-130J transported an En-Route Patient Staging System to Aviano AB, #Italy for delivery to the Italian Ministry of Defense. This system provides 10 patient holding/staging beds & can support a max throughput of 40 patients in 24 hrs. @usairforce

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International Atomic Energy Agency


U.S. Mission to the UN (Vienna)


ANNOUNCEMENT: United States contributes an additional $5 million to the @iaeaorg to help combat #COVID19. The funding responds to requests for support from over 60 #IAEA member states. Read more here: @StateISN @State_IO


Mike “Nzita” Hammer @USAmbDRC

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U.S. Mission to the EU


FDA Global


Yesterday US FDA & the EMA/EU co-chaired a virtual global regulatory workshop on COVID-19 vaccine development. The goal: encourage information exchange on global efforts to develop new vaccines against the disease. .

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McDo Philippines


McDonald’s Philippines, majority owned and operated by Dr. George T. Yang, has announced the release of a P500M response fund to enable the company to provide assistance for its employees and the community it serves.

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March 19

Ambassador Randy Berry


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March 17

Embajador Ronald Johnson


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March 12

U.S. Embassy Dhaka

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March 10

The United States in February pledged to spend up to $100 million to combat the coronavirus disease COVID-19 overseas.

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February 7

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has sent hundreds of coronavirus test kits around the world and plans to send thousands more.

Health workers in protective garb taking notes in hallway (© Feature China/Barcroft Media/Getty Images)
CDC workers in Wuhan, China, examine information collected from patients who may have the 2019 novel coronavirus on February 4. (© Feature China/Barcroft Media/ Getty Images)

February 6

U.S. groups have sent medical supplies to help people responding to the coronavirus outbreak in China.

One worker standing and one worker sitting in vehicle near boxes on pallet and aircraft (© UPS)
Private U.S. companies and organizations have provided China with gear to safeguard against the new coronavirus. (© UPS)