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Operation Warp Speed is on track for January but prioritization is necessary, officials say

Senior officials working on Operation Warp Speed held a briefing on Thursday where they laid out how a future vaccine would be prioritized and when the public can expect it to be released. Paul Mango, the deputy chief of staff for policy at the Department of Health and Human Services, had three main messages: The… Read More »

Top Science and Health Officials Offer Sobering View of Reopening Readiness

The scientists and public health officials who are leading the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday painted a sobering picture of a country ill-prepared to reopen and contain the spread of the virus in the coming months. At a Senate hearing, the officials cautioned that a vaccine would almost certainly not come… Read More »

World Health Organization officials warn nations against easing coronavirus restrictions too early

A TV grab taken from the World Health Organization website shows WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus via video link as he delivers a news briefing on COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) from the WHO headquarters in Geneva on March 30, 2020. AFP | Getty Images World Health Organization officials warned nations across the globe against lifting government… Read More »

White House officials see ‘real evidence’ that coronvirus mitigation efforts are slowing outbreak, even as some states struggle

Deborah Birx, coronavirus response coordinator, speaks during a Coronavirus Task Force news conference at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sunday, April 5, 2020. Tasos Katopodis | Bloomberg | Getty Images White House officials are seeing “real evidence” that statewide lockdowns and other efforts to curb the COVID-19 pandemic are working in states… Read More »

Testing Shortages Force Extreme Shift In Strategy By Local Health Officials

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Public health officials in California’s state capital region announced this week they have stopped tracing the contacts of patients diagnosed with the novel coronavirus. They’ve also ceased recommending quarantines for residents exposed to people confirmed to have the virus. It was a grim recognition… Read More »

Adviser to Iran’s Supreme leader dies from coronavirus, as other top officials infected

An adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has died from the new coronavirus, as other top officials in the country are confirmed to be infected, according to multiple reports on Monday. The Iranian Health Ministry recorded 523 new cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s known total to 1,501. They mark a… Read More »

Public Health Officials Offer Scant Details On U.S. Coronavirus Patients

This story also ran on USA Today and in GateHouse Media. This story can be republished for free (details). Disclosure this week of an eighth case in the United States of a new viral infection emerging from China — in addition to the first confirmed case of the virus passing from person to person in this country… Read More »