Coronavirus (COVID-19) FDA Daily Roundup for April 10, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) FDA Daily Roundup for April 10, 2020

White Oak, MD….The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced the following actions taken in its ongoing response effort to the COVID-19 pandemic: The FDA recently issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for a blood purification system to treat patients 18 years of age or older with confirmed COVID-19 admitted to the intensive care unit with confirmed or […]

FDA Coordinates National Effort to Develop Blood-Related Therapies for COVID-19

FDA Coordinates National Effort to Develop Blood-Related Therapies for COVID-19

Washington, DC…The U.S. Food and Drug Administration continues to play a critical role in accelerating medical countermeasures to treat and prevent COVID-19. As part of the response to this pandemic, the agency is taking the lead on a national effort to facilitate the development of, and access to, two investigational therapies derived from human blood. […]

COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments: What You Need to know

COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments: What You Need to know

Washington, DC… The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax […]

President Trump at Naval Station Norfolk Send-Off for USNS Comfort

President Trump at Naval Station Norfolk Send-Off for USNS Comfort

Norfolk, VA…Thank you very much, Mark. And you’re doing a fantastic job, and our country appreciates it very much. And thank you, everybody, for being here. Today, I’m deeply honored to be at Naval Station Norfolk — the largest naval base anywhere in the world, and the home to the most powerful fleet that has […]

Pelosi on Senate Passage of Third Coronavirus Response Bill

Pelosi on Senate Passage of Third Coronavirus Response Bill

Washington, DC…Speaker Nancy Pelosi released this statement after the Senate passed the third coronavirus response bill: “Our nation faces the worst pandemic in over fifty years. Urgent action continues to be needed to address this threat to the lives and livelihood of the American people. “Tonight, the Senate voted on legislation which, thanks to the […]

Jobless Claims Soar to 3,283,000 as Coronavirus Strikes Jobs Market

Jobless Claims Soar to 3,283,000 as Coronavirus Strikes Jobs Market

Washington, DC…During the week ending March 21, the increase in initial claims are due to the impacts of the COVID-19 virus. Nearly every state providing comments cited the COVID-19 virus impacts. States continued to cite services industries broadly, particularly accommodation and food services. Additional industries heavily cited for the increases included the health care and […]

McConnell on Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief: “The Senate Stepped Up” as Senate Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill 96-0

McConnell on Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief: “The Senate Stepped Up” as Senate Passes $2 Trillion Stimulus Bill 96-0

Washington, DC…U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) delivered the following remarks today on the Senate floor regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: “It has only been 65 days since the first American tested positive for the new coronavirus on our soil. “In barely two months, this pandemic has upended our […]

IOC Postpones Summer Olympics till 2021, “The Olympic Flame Can Become The Light at The End of This Dark Tunnel”

IOC Postpones Summer Olympics till 2021, “The Olympic Flame Can Become The Light at The End of This Dark Tunnel”

Lausanne, Switzerland…We at the IOC, but I can also say after the phone call with Prime Minister Abe, our Japanese partners and friends, we are not only aware of the seriousness of this global pandemic, but also, and even more importantly, what it is doing to people’s lives. We are in fact very worried about […]