Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Antigen Test as First Over-the-Counter Fully At-Home Diagnostic Test for COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Antigen Test as First Over-the-Counter Fully At-Home Diagnostic Test for COVID-19

Washington, D.C…. Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the first over-the-counter (OTC) fully at-home diagnostic test for COVID-19. The Ellume COVID-19 Home Test is a rapid, lateral flow antigen test, a type of test that runs a liquid sample along a surface with reactive molecules. The test detects fragments […]

Governor Newsom Launches “Vaccinate All 58” Campaign Based on Safety and Equity as First Vaccines Arrive to California

Governor Newsom Launches “Vaccinate All 58” Campaign Based on Safety and Equity as First Vaccines Arrive to California

Los Angeles, CA… As the first doses of the Pfizer vaccine arrive in California, Governor Gavin Newsom today launched “Vaccinate All 58”, California’s campaign for a safe, fair and equitable vaccine for all 58 counties in the state. The Governor joined Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, one of the first locations in the state […]

Governor Cuomo Announces First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine Administered in U.S.

Governor Cuomo Announces First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine Administered in U.S.

Albany, NY… Governor Cuomo: “We trust science here in New York. The federal government approved the vaccine. We then had a separate panel that also approved the vaccine and we’ve been following the science all along. I hope this gives you, and the healthcare workers who are battling this every day, a sense of security […]

Presidential Message on the Occasion of the 60th Anniversary Commemoration of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Presidential Message on the Occasion of the 60th Anniversary Commemoration of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Washington, D.C….Today, we congratulate the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on the occasion of its 60th anniversary. In the six decades since the United States joined 19 other nations in signing the OECD convention, the organization has served as an indispensable forum for the democracies of the world to advance shared prosperity through […]

FDA Approves First-of-its-Kind Intentional Genomic Alteration in Line of Domestic Pigs for Both Human Food, Potential Therapeutic Uses

FDA Approves First-of-its-Kind Intentional Genomic Alteration in Line of Domestic Pigs for Both Human Food, Potential Therapeutic Uses

Washington D.C…. Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a first-of-its-kind intentional genomic alteration (IGA) in a line of domestic pigs, referred to as GalSafe pigs, which may be used for food or human therapeutics. This is the first IGA in an animal that the FDA has approved for both human food consumption and […]

Statement from the Press Secretary

Statement from the Press Secretary

Washington, D.C. … Today, the Department of the Treasury announced designations on two individuals from Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security for their direct involvement in the abduction, detention, and probable death of Robert Levinson. It is clear that not only were senior Iranian officials responsible for Mr. Levinson’s disappearance, but that they took deliberate […]

U.S. CDC Committee of Independent Health Experts Recommends Vaccination with Pfizer and Biontech COVID-19 Vaccine for Persons Ages 16 Years and Older

U.S. CDC Committee of Independent Health Experts Recommends Vaccination with Pfizer and Biontech COVID-19 Vaccine for Persons Ages 16 Years and Older

New York & Mainz, Germany… Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) announced today that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted today to recommend the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine in people 16 years of age and older under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) issued […]

President-elect Joe Biden on the Five-Year Anniversary of the Paris Agreement

President-elect Joe Biden on the Five-Year Anniversary of the Paris Agreement

Wilmington, DE…Five years ago as of yesterday, the world gathered to adopt the Paris Agreement on climate change. The product of years of tough diplomacy, the Paris Agreement created an unprecedented framework for global action to avoid potentially catastrophic planetary warming, while building global resilience to the climate impacts we are already experiencing. It sent […]

President Trump Files Suit in Wisconsin Alleging Unlawful & Unconstitutional Acts

President Trump Files Suit in Wisconsin Alleging Unlawful & Unconstitutional Acts

Washington, DC…Today President Donald J. Trump filed a lawsuit against the Wisconsin Elections Commission, et. al. in his personal capacity as a candidate for re-election to the office of President of the United States. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Division. The complaint is based […]