President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Conference

President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Conference

Washington, DC…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 American people on several decisive new actions we’re taking in our very vigilant effort to combat and ultimately defeat the coronavirus. We’ve been working very […]

Roche’s Rapid Test to Detect Novel Coronavirus Receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization

Roche’s Rapid Test to Detect Novel Coronavirus Receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization

Basel, Switzerland…Roche today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the cobas® SARS-CoV-2 Test. It is intended for the qualitative detection of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease, in nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swab samples from patients who meet COVID-19 clinical and/or epidemiological criteria for […]

DEA-led Operation Nets More Than 600 Arrests Targeting Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación

DEA-led Operation Nets More Than 600 Arrests Targeting Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación

Washington, DC…The Justice Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration today announced the results of Project Python, a DEA-led multilateral interagency operation encompassing all global investigations and related disruption activities targeting the Cártel de Jalisco Nueva Generación (CJNG). This announcement marks the successful conclusion of six months of investigative and enforcement activity targeting CJNG, culminating in […]

Cyberspace Solarium Commission Calls for “Speed and Agility” to Improve American Cyber Defenses

Cyberspace Solarium Commission Calls for “Speed and Agility” to Improve American Cyber Defenses

Washington, DC…U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) and Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.), co-chairs of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission (CSC), today announced the release of the CSC’s report on how to best protect the nation’s critical infrastructure from a cyberattack of significant consequence. In today’s report, the CSC lays out a comprehensive strategy to restore deterrence in […]

President Trump’s Coronavirus Address to the Nation

President Trump’s Coronavirus Address to the Nation

Washington, DC…My fellow Americans: Tonight, I want to speak with you about our nation’s unprecedented response to the coronavirus outbreak that started in China and is now spreading throughout the world. Today, the World Health Organization officially announced that this is a global pandemic. We have been in frequent contact with our allies, and we […]

WHO Director General’s Remarks Declaring Covid-19 Outbreak as a Pandemic

WHO Director General’s Remarks Declaring Covid-19 Outbreak as a Pandemic

Geneva, Switzerland…Good afternoon. In the past two weeks, the number of cases of COVID-19 outside China has increased 13-fold, and the number of affected countries has tripled. There are now more than 118,000 cases in 114 countries, and 4,291 people have lost their lives. Thousands more are fighting for their lives in hospitals. In the […]

Quest Diagnostics Launches Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Test. Started Receiving Specimens March 9th

Quest Diagnostics Launches Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Test.  Started Receiving Specimens March 9th

Secaucus, NJ…Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, has launched a coronavirus (COVID-19) test service. The new test service aids the presumptive detection of nucleic acid in respiratory specimens of patients meeting CDC’s clinical criteria for COVID-19 testing. Quest was in position to receive specimens for testing, and begin to […]