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Coronavirus and Covid-19 Related Events
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February 6, 2017 - DARPA launched the Pandemic Prevention Platform, an effort to create a standardized process to create medical countermeasures to a viral outbreak within 60 days, preventing the outbreak from becoming a pandemic; https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2017-02-06a

February 22, 2018 - DARPA names the research institutions that will be participating in DARPA's Pandemic Prevention Platform, launched in 2017; https://globalbiodefense.com/2018/02/22/stopping-pandemic-x-darpa-names-researchers-working-to-halt-outbreaks/

December 31, 2019 - WHO found a translation of a Chinese news report on ProMED about the outbreak in Wuhan; WHO's China office found a Wuhan Municipal Health Commission media statement about the outbreak in Wuhan; https://www.who.int/news-room/detail/29-06-2020-covidtimeline

December 31, 2019 - Taiwanese health officials alerted WHO of the infectivity of coronavirus; https://dailycaller.com/2020/03/20/who-taiwan-coronavirus-warning/ , https://www.ft.com/content/2a70a02a-644a-11ea-a6cd-df28cc3c6a68

December 31, 2019 - Taiwan started boarding planes arriving from Wuhan, China to screen passengers for symptoms; https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2762689

January 4, 2020 - CDC Director Robert Redfield offers to send technical experts to China: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/04/03/how-much-pressure-did-trump-put-china-access-concerning-coronavirus/ (behind paywall)

January 6, 2020 - CDC issued a Level 1 travel notice for Wuhan, China; https://afludiary.blogspot.com/2020/01/cdc-issues-level-1-watch-travel-notice.html

January 6, 2020 - CDC renewed the offer to send team to China; https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisettevoytko/2020/01/28/cdc-offers-china-help-as-coronavirus-outbreak-grows-according-to-report/#5b15af734ee4

January 7, 2020 - CDC established a coronavirus incident management system; https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/videos/coronavirus/COVID-19-webinar.pdf

January 8, 2020 - CDC alert to clinicians to ask patients with "severe respiratory illness" whether they had traveled to Wuhan; https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00424.asp

January 10, 2020 - WHO recommends against international travel restrictions; https://www.who.int/news-room/articles-detail/who-advice-for-international-travel-and-trade-in-relation-to-the-outbreak-of-pneumonia-caused-by-a-new-coronavirus-in-china/

January 11 and 12, 2020 - Covid-19 coronavirus DNA sequence communicated to WHO; https://www.who.int/csr/don/12-january-2020-novel-coronavirus-china/en/

January 12, 2020 - WHO claimed, "At this stage, there is no infection among healthcare workers, and no clear evidence of human to human transmission"; https://www.who.int/csr/don/12-january-2020-novel-coronavirus-china/en/

January 13, 2020 - WHO claimed "there has been no suggestion of human to human transmission of this new coronavirus"; https://www.who.int/thailand/news/detail/13-01-2020-thailand-responding-to-the-novel-coronavirus

January 14, 2020 - WHO claimed "there is no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission"; https://www.who.int/csr/don/14-january-2020-novel-coronavirus-thailand-ex-china/en/

January 14, 2020 - China/WHO claimed no evidence of  human to human transmission of corona virus; https://twitter.com/WHO/status/1217043229427761152 , "World Health Organization (WHO)
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Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China."

January 15, 2020 - Nancy Pelosi signed impeachment articles and doled out impeachment pens; https://apnews.com/3cd46ae3f694b21c0cf83af3f0c4f1c7

January 17, 2020 - The US started screening arriving passengers from China; JFK, SFO, LAX https://www.businessinsider.com/new-disease-virus-china-us-airports-screening-cdc-2020-1https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/p0117-coronavirus-screening.html ; O'Hare and Hartsfield-Jackson
January 22, 2020 - https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/01/21/us-screenings-coronavirus-expanded-airports-atlanta-chicago/

January 20, 2020 - Dr. Fauci announces the National Institutes of Health working developing a vaccine for coronavirus; https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/20/health/coronavirus-nih-vaccine-development/index.html

January 20, 2020 - CDC activated its emergency operations center; https://emergency.cdc.gov/recentincidents/index.asp?cid=EPR-homepage

January 20, 2020 - First acknowledgement by China and WHO of human-human transmission of coronavirus; https://abcnews.go.com/Health/human-human-transmission-coronavirus-reported-china/story?id=68403105

January 20, 2020 - First confirmed coronavirus case in the US announced; https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/p0121-novel-coronavirus-travel-case.html

January 22, 2020 - US CDC issues a “(Travel) Watch Level 2 Alert (Practice Enhanced Precautions)” for the pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus; https://china.usembassy-china.org.cn/health-alert-update-novel-coronavirus-in-china-3/

January 22, 2020 - Pharmaceuticals company Moderna working with US government to develop vaccine; https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/22/moderna-is-working-on-a-vaccine-for-chinas-deadly-coronavirus.html , https://investors.modernatx.com/news-releases/news-release-details/moderna-announces-funding-award-cepi-accelerate-development

January 23, 2020 - CDC sought “special emergency authorization” from FDA to allow states to use its coronavirus test; https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-cdc-idUSKBN1ZM2XS

January 26, 2020 - While warning that the coronavirus would come to NYC, New York City Health Commisioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot advised people, "We are encouraging New Yorkers to go about their everyday lives and suggest practicing everyday precautions that we do through the flu season," and, "We are very clear: We wish New Yorkers a Happy Lunar New Year and we encourage people to spend time with their families and go about their celebration"; https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/27/nyregion/new-york-city-coronavirus.html

January 23, 2020 - Wuhan and other cities in Hubei Province shut down travel; http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-01/23/c_138728067.htm , https://news.cgtn.com/news/2020-01-27/5-million-people-left-Wuhan-before-the-lockdown-where-did-they-go--NACCu9wItW/index.html

January 27, 2020 - US CDC issues highest-level travel health notice, Level 3, recommending that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to China; State Department raises its own travel advisory for all of China to Level 3 of 4, urging U.S. citizens to “reconsider travel”, while retaining its Level 4 travel advisory for Hubei Province; https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/s0128-travelers-avoid-china.html , https://china.usembassy-china.org.cn/travel-alert-level-4-do-not-travel-to-hubei/

January 28, 2020 - CDC renewed offer to send team to China; https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/prevention-cures/480314-us-looks-to-send-health-experts-to-china-amid , https://www.hhs.gov/about/leadership/secretary/speeches/2020-speeches/remarks-at-coronavirus-press-briefing.html

January 28, 2020 - AbCellera is mobilizing its pandemic response platform against the outbreak of Covid-19; Since 2018, under the DARPA Pandemic Prevention Platform (P3) program, AbCellera has been leading a team of partners to establish a platform for pandemic response capable of developing field-ready medical countermeasures within 60 days of isolation of an unknown viral pathogen; https://www.abcellera.com/news/2020-01-abcellera-mobilizing-a-response-to-novel-coronavirus

January 28, 2020 - Clover Biopharmaceuticals announced that it has initiated development of a vaccine for Covid-19; http://www.cloverbiopharma.com/index.php?m=content&c=index&a=show&catid=11&id=40

January 28, 2020 - CytoDyn announced that it is exploring leronlimab as a potential treatment to enhance immune response and control in patients infected with Covid-19; https://www.cytodyn.com/newsroom/press-releases/detail/379/leronlimab-under-evaluation-for-potential-treatment-of

January 29, 2020 - White House announced the formation of the Coronavirus Task Force; https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/480627-white-house-announces-task-force-to-monitor-coronavirus , https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/statement-press-secretary-regarding-presidents-coronavirus-task-force/

January 29, 2020 - US personnel evacuated from Wuhan; https://abcnews.go.com/US/us-chartering-evacuation-flight-wuhan-coronavirus-zone-california/story?id=68571310

January 30, 2020 - World Health Organization declared coronavirus a public health emergency of international concern; https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/30/health/coronavirus-who-public-health-emergency-international-concern-declaration/index.html

January 31, 2020 - In reference to Lunar New Year celebration activities, Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Director, said, "There is no need to panic and there is no need for people to cancel their activities."; https://mynewsla.com/hollywood/2020/01/28/health-official-says-coronavirus-is-no-need-for-panic-in-los-angeles-county/

January 31, 2020 - Vaxart Announces start of development of Covid-19 oral vaccine; https://investors.vaxart.com/news-releases/news-release-details/vaxart-announces-initiation-coronavirus-vaccine-program

January 31, 2020 - Trump declared a public health emergency; https://abcnews.go.com/Health/delta-suspends-us-flights-china-amid-coronavirus/story?id=68666037 , https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/01/31/secretary-azar-declares-public-health-emergency-us-2019-novel-coronavirus.html

January 31, 2020 - State Department raised the travel advisory for China to Level 4, do not travel; https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/2020/01/31/coronavirus-china-flight-ban-delta-cuts-all-flights-white-house/4620989002/

January 31, 2020 - State Department ordered the departure of all under-age-21 family members of US personnel in China; https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/china-travel-advisory.html

January 31, 2020 - People entering the US from China forbidden; Announced January 31, effective February 2; https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/02/us/coronavirus-us-travel-restrictions/index.html , https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-suspension-entry-immigrants-nonimmigrants-persons-pose-risk-transmitting-2019-novel-coronavirus/ ; https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/press-briefing-members-presidents-coronavirus-task-force/ This effectively ended flights from and to China, for obvious reasons.

January 31, 2020 - Biden referred to "Donald Trump’s record of hysteria and xenophobia - hysterical xenophobia - and fearmongering" while criticizing Trump's China travel restrictions; https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/481028-biden-slams-trump-for-cutting-health-programs-before-coronavirus-outbreak

February 1, 2020 - The day after Trump announced the China travel shutdown Joe Biden Tweeted, "Donald Trump’s record of hysteria, xenophobia, and fear-mongering"; https://twitter.com/JoeBiden/status/1223727977361338370?s=20

February 2, 2020 - NYC Health Commissioner Dave A. Chokshi encouraged New Yorkers, "As we gear up to celebrate the #LunarNewYear in NYC,... there is no reason for anyone to change their holiday plans, avoid the subway, or certain parts of the city because of #coronavirus; https://twitter.com/NYCHealthCommr/status/1224043155852537863

February 3, 2020 - WHO Director-General states that a travel ban is not needed; https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-who-idUSKBN1ZX1H3 , https://www.who.int/dg/speeches/detail/who-director-general-s-opening-remarks-at-the-technical-briefing-on-2019-novel-coronavirus

February 3, 2020 - CDC had a team ready to travel to China; https://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-health-who-mission-idUSKBN1ZX2BV

February 4, 2020 - HHS, Regeneron Collaborate to Develop 2019-nCoV Treatment; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/02/04/hhs-regeneron-collaborate-to-develop-2019-ncov-treatment.html

February 4, 2020 - Rep. Ami Bera claimed Trump's China travel restrictions would "create prejudices" and cause people to "harbor anxieties toward" Chinese people; https://www.politico.com/states/california/story/2020/02/04/coronavirus-quarantine-travel-ban-could-backfire-experts-fear-1258757

February 5, 2020 - First House of Representatives hearing about Covid-19; https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/05/watch-us-house-panel-holds-hearing-on-the-coronavirus-outbreak.html

February 5, 2020 - Rep. Eliot Engel claimed Trump's China travel restrictions would "stoke" "discriminatory" and "racist" responses; https://foreignaffairs.house.gov/2020/2/engel-statement-at-coronavirus-outbreak-subcommittee-hearing

February 6, 2020 - Shipping of CDC 2019 coronavirus test kits begins; https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/p0206-coronavirus-diagnostic-test-kits.html

February 7, 2020 - NYC Health Commisioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot advised people, "So we’re telling New Yorkers, go about your lives, take the subway, go out, enjoy life, but practice everyday precautions"; https://news.grabien.com/story-flashback-nyc-health-commissioner-urged-new-yorkers-gather-p (the link includes context of her advice and video of her comments)

February 9, 2020 - NYC Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot encouraged New Yorkers, "I want to remind everyone to enjoy the (Lunar New Year) parade and not change any plans due to misinformation spreading about #coronavirus."; https://twitter.com/NYCHealthCommr/status/1226508570646269954

February 10, 2020 - Clover Biopharmaceuticals announced that it has produced a vaccine candidate that has produced an immune system response in patients who have recovered from Covid-19; http://www.cloverbiopharma.com/index.php?m=content&c=index&a=show&catid=11&id=41

February 11, 2020 - HHS expands partnership with Janssen Research & Development for vaccine development; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/02/11/hhs-janssen-join-forces-on-coronavirus-vaccine.html

February 16, 2020 - Medigen Vaccine Biologics (Taiwan) and US NIH entered a collaboration agreement to develop a Covid-19 vaccine; http://www.medigenvac.com/public/en/news/detail/52?from_sort=2

February 18, 2020 - HHS to work with Sanofi Pasteur to develop coronavirus vaccine and treatment; https://www.statnews.com/2020/02/18/sanofi-announces-it-will-work-with-hhs-to-develop-coronavirus-vaccine/

February 18, 2020 - HHS to work with Janssen Research to develop a Covid-19 vaccine; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/02/18/hhs-janssen-collaborate-to-develop-coronavirus-therapeutics.html

February 24, 2020 - Nancy Pelosi invited Californians to "come to Chinatown"; https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2020/02/24/coronavirus-speaker-house-nancy-pelosi-tours-san-franciscos-chinatown/

February 24, 2020 - Clover Biopharmaceuticals announced an agreement with GlaxoSmithKline to test its vaccine with GSK's adjuvant; http://www.cloverbiopharma.com/index.php?m=content&c=index&a=show&catid=11&id=42

February 25, 2020 - An NIH clinical trial of Remdesivir begun; at University of Nebraska Medical Center, https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-clinical-trial-remdesivir-treat-covid-19-begins

February 25, 2020 - Vir Biotechnology and WuXi Biologics today announced collaboration on the clinical development, manufacturing, and commercialization of Vir’s human monoclonal antibodies for the potential treatment of COVID-19; https://investors.vir.bio/news-releases/news-release-details/vir-biotechnology-and-wuxi-biologics-announce-collaboration

February 26, 2020 - Experimental vaccine submitted for testing; Moderna, https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/25/business/moderna-coronavirus-vaccine/index.html

February 26, 2020 - Nancy Pelosi referred to Trump's China travel shut down as, "scare tactics about people coming back to our country"; https://twitter.com/ABCPolitics/status/1232717882020245504

February 29, 2020 - Testing labs allowed to use tests whose FDA Emergency Use Authorization requests are still pending; https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-issues-new-policy-help-expedite-availability-diagnostics

February 29, 2020 - Level 4 travel advisory to Italy, South Korea; https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/2020/02/29/coronavirus-trump-adds-travel-restrictions-italy-south-korea/4914822002/

February 29, 2020 - Iran travel ban announced; https://www.statnews.com/2020/02/29/trump-administration-expands-coronavirus-travel-ban-to-include-iran/

March 3, 2020 - WHO Director-General claimed, "COVID-19 does not transmit as efficiently as influenza, from the data we have so far"; https://www.who.int/dg/speeches/detail/who-director-general-s-opening-remarks-at-the-media-briefing-on-covid-19---3-march-2020

March 4, 2020 - CDC widened criteria for who should be tested for coronavirus; https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/hcp/clinical-criteria.html

March 4, 2020 - HHS announced intent to purchase 500 million N95 respirators over the next 18 months for the Strategic National Stockpile; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/03/04/hhs-to-procure-n95-respirators-to-support-healthcare-workers-in-covid-19-outbreaks.html

March 4, 2020 - In a press conference, NYC Health Commisioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot advised "So, there's no indication that being in a car, being in the subways with someone who's potentially sick is a risk factor ..."; https://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/118-20/transcript-mayor-de-blasio-new-yorkers-city-s-covid-19-preparedness

March 5, 2020 - City of New York Mayor de Blasio encouraged residents to "get out on the town"; https://twitter.com/BilldeBlasio/status/1234648718714036229

March 5, 2020 - Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County Public Health Department, said, "The public can continue to enjoy all that L.A. County has to offer, including the Los Angeles Marathon"; https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-03-07/coronavirus-cancels-many-events-but-l-a-marathon-and-coachella-still-on-here-is-why

March 9, 2020 - AbbVie confirmed the company is working with European health authorities and the US FDA, CDC, N and BARDA to determine antiviral activity as well as efficacy and safety of lopinavir/ritonavir against COVID-19; https://news.abbvie.com/news/press-releases/abbvie-partnering-with-global-authorities-to-determine-efficacy-hiv-drug-in-treating-covid-19.htm

March 9, 2020 - HHS announced funding support to Hologic for the advanced development of a high-volume Covid-19 test; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/03/09/hhs-supports-development-of-first-high-throughput-covid-19-diagnostic-test.html

March 10, 2020 - Emergent BioSolutions Inc. announced an agreement with Novavax, Inc. for development and manufacturing services to bring Novavax’s experimental COVID-19 vaccine candidate into clinical testing; https://investors.emergentbiosolutions.com/news-releases/news-release-details/emergent-biosolutions-signs-development-and-manufacturing

March 10, 2020 - Trump and VP Pence met with health insurance companies and secured commitment to waive co-pays for coronavirus testing; https://www.nbcnews.com/video/trump-pence-meet-with-insurance-executives-agree-to-waive-copays-extend-treatment-80407109506

March 10, 2020 - Army signed agreement with Gilead on experimental COVID-19 treatment; https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2020/03/10/army-signs-agreement-with-drug-giant-gilead-on-experimental-covid-19-treatment/

March 10, 2020 - OyaGen, Inc. announced experimental treatment has been studied by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; http://www.oyageninc.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/OyaGen-Press-for-03102020.pdf , "OYA1", not yet tested on humans

March 11, 2020 - World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic; https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/11/who-declares-the-coronavirus-outbreak-a-global-pandemic.html

March 11, 2020 - Trump suspended travel from Europe; https://news.yahoo.com/trump-suspends-travel-from-europe-for-30-days-as-coronavirus-cases-continue-to-grow-014314635.html

March 11, 2020 - Emergent BioSolutions announced it has initiated development of two plasma derived polyclonal antibody therapeutics for treatment and prevention of COVID-19; https://investors.emergentbiosolutions.com/news-releases/news-release-details/emergent-biosolutions-initiates-development-plasma-derived

March 11, 2020 - Vir Biotechnology and the NIH will work together to identify and optimize combinations of antibodies against coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2, SARS and MERS, as well as antibodies that may be effective across additional types of coronaviruses; https://investors.vir.bio/news-releases/news-release-details/vir-biotechnology-announces-research-collaboration-national

March 12, 2020 - Vir Biotechnology announced that it has signed a letter of intent with Biogen Inc. for the development and clinical manufacturing of human monoclonal antibodies for the potential treatment of COVID-19; https://investors.vir.bio/news-releases/news-release-details/vir-biotechnology-announces-intent-collaborate-biogen

March 12, 2020 - AbCellera and Eli Lilly announced an agreement to develop antibody products for treatment and prevention of COVID-19; part of a 2018 DARPA program with AbCellera; http://lilly.mediaroom.com/2020-03-12-AbCellera-and-Lilly-to-Co-develop-Antibody-Therapies-for-the-Treatment-of-COVID-19 , https://www.msn.com/en-us/finance/companies/eli-lilly-joins-race-to-develop-coronavirus-treatment/ar-BB116BNR

March 12, 2020 - Medicago announced they have produced a Virus-Like Particle (VLP) of the coronavirus gene; production of the VLP is the first step in developing a vaccine for COVID-19; https://www.medicago.com/en/newsroom/medicago-announces-production-of-a-viable-vaccine-candidate-for-covid-19/

March 13, 2020 - Trump declared National Emergency; https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/what-trumps-emergency-declaration-over-coronavirus-means-for-arizona/ar-BB11a6RO

March 13, 2020 - Janssen Pharmaceutical entered collaboration with the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) for development of a COVID-19 vaccine; https://www.jnj.com/johnson-johnson-announces-collaboration-with-the-beth-israel-deaconess-medical-center-to-accelerate-covid-19-vaccine-development

March 13, 2020 - Trump announced public-private partnerships for drive-through testing; https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/trump-announces-public-private-partnership-increase-national-coronavirus-69587547

March 13, 2020 - FDA granted emergency approval for faster coronavirus test; https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/other/487393-fda-grants-emergency-approval-for-faster-coronavirus-test

March 13, 2020 - FDA emergency approval for Thermo-Fisher coronavirus test (within 24 hours of applying); https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-issues-emergency-use-authorization-thermo-fisher

March 13, 2020 - Public-private partnerships allowed to open up drive-through testing collection sites; https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/03/13/in-declaring-national-emergency-trump-pledges-drive-thru-testing-greater-flexibility-for-doctors/

March 13, 2020 - FDA granted Roche AG an emergency approval for automated coronavirus testing kits; https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-13/roche-gets-clearance-for-coronavirus-test-that-s-10-times-faster

March 13, 2020 - HHS announced funding support to DiaSorin Molecular and Qiagen for the development of a high-speed Covid-19 tests; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/03/13/hhs-funds-development-covid-19-diagnostic-tests.html

March 14, 2020 - European travel ban extended to include the UK and Ireland; https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/14/white-house-adds-uk-ireland-to-travel-ban-129470

March 16, 2020 - Pfizer announced partnership to develop BioNTech’s mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccines; https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-release/press-release-detail/pfizer_and_biontech_to_co_develop_potential_covid_19_vaccine

March 16, 2020 - Testing begins of Moderna's experimental coronavirus vaccine; at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/recent-news/news-2020/kaiser-permanente-launches-coronavirus-vaccine-study-seattle , https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/03/16/hhs-secretary-azar-statement-on-launch-of-phase-1-covid-19-vaccine-trial.html , https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-clinical-trial-investigational-vaccine-covid-19-begins

March 16, 2020 - FDA allowing states to authorize use of tests developed by labs in their states; https://seekingalpha.com/news/3552325-fda-to-allow-states-to-authorize-coronavirus-tests

March 16, 2020 - CytoDyn filed a modified IND and protocol for its Phase 2 clinical trial with leronlimab as a therapy for patients with respiratory complications from COVID-19; https://www.cytodyn.com/newsroom/press-releases/detail/395/cytodyn-files-modified-ind-and-protocol-for-phase-2

March 17, 2020 - Defense Department to give HHS up to 5M respirator masks, 2,000 ventilators; https://www.defense.gov/Explore/News/Article/Article/2115200/dod-poised-to-provide-masks-ventilators-labs-to-hhs-for-coronavirus-fight/

March 18, 2020 - HHS to suspended regulation against doctors practicing across state lines; https://www.medicaleconomics.com/news/coronavirus-response-doctors-can-now-practice-across-state-lines

March 18, 2020 - Temporary closure of U.S.-Canada border to non-essential traffic; 2020, https://www.citynews1130.com/2020/03/18/trump-announces-temporary-u-s-canada-border-closure-amid-virus-pandemic/

March 18, 2020 - HUD foreclosures and evictions suspended for a at least 60 days; 2020, https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/OCHCO/documents/20-04hsgml.pdf

March 18, 2020 - Vaxart announced today an agreement with Emergent BioSolutions to help develop and manufacture Vaxart’s Covid-19 oral vaccine; https://investors.vaxart.com/news-releases/news-release-details/vaxart-announces-it-entered-agreement-emergent-biosolutions , https://investors.emergentbiosolutions.com/news-releases/news-release-details/emergent-biosolutions-signs-development-and-manufacturing-0

March 18, 2020 - Trump invoked the Defense Production Act delegating to the Secretary of HHS the task of determining what products and components are critical in responding to Covid-19 and President Trump's authority, as necessary, to contract for, facilitate or compel production of, and distribute where needed those products; https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-prioritizing-allocating-health-medical-resources-respond-spread-covid-19/ , https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/03/18/secretary-azar-statement-president-trumps-invoking-defense-production-act.html

March 18, 2020 - Pernod Ricard USDA began producing hand sanitizer at all of its US distilleries, in coordination with and assisted by the White House Task Force; https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pernod-ricard-usa-produces-hand-sanitizer-to-help-us-combat-covid-19-virus-301026216.html

March 18, 2020 - HHS announced funding support to Mesa Biotech for the advanced development of a high-speed point-of-care Covid-19 test; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/03/18/hhs-supports-mesa-biotech-develop-rapid-diagnostic-detect-novel-coronavirus-infections.html

March 18, 2020 - HHS announced a partnership to develop a high-speed fill-and-finish process for vaccines and injectable drugs for the Strategic National Stockpile; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/03/18/hhs-announces-new-public-private-partnership-to-develop-us-based-high-speed-emergency-drug-packaging-solutions.html

March 19, 2020 - Carnival Cruise Lines ships available for hospital use (non-corona virus patients); https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/03/19/cruise-line-offers-up-ships-for-use-as-temporary-hospitals/

March 19, 2020 - State Department global level 4 health advisory, avoid all international travel; https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/travel-advisory-alert-global-level-4-health-advisory-issue.html

March 20, 2020 - US, Mexico agree to restrict nonessential cross-border traffic; https://www.wesh.com/article/us-and-mexico-coordinating-on-plan-to-restrict-travel-across-the-border-1/31794143

March 20, 2020 - HHS, DOD, and Fedex coordinated an airlift from Copan Diagnostics in Italy of 500,000 swabs and sample kits used in the COVID-19 testing process; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/03/20/hhs-dod-coordinate-international-airlift-of-covid-19-supplies.html

March 21, 2020 - Anheuser-Busch InBev announced on Saturday it plans to begin producing and distributing hand sanitizer in the US; https://www.fool.com/investing/2020/03/23/anheuser-busch-starts-making-hand-sanitizer-alongs.aspx

March 22, 2020 - Governors remain in command of National Guard, Federals pay 100% of operations cost (all states); https://www.thewrap.com/trump-fema-will-pay-100-of-cost-for-national-guard-in-new-york-california-washington/

March 23, 2020 - Trump invoked the Defense Production Act to forbid hoarding, speculating, and price-gouging of PPE and sanitizing products; https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-preventing-hoarding-health-medical-resources-respond-spread-covid-19/

March 24, 2020 - Army ordered three army hospitals to deploy to New York and Washington; https://armyupdate.com/index.php/2020/03/25/army-medical-hospitals-deploying-to-n-y-and-washington-state/

March 24, 2020 - Ology Bioservices, Inovio Partner To Manufacture COVID-19 Vaccine With $11.9M DOD Grant; http://ir.inovio.com/news-releases/news-releases-details/2020/Ology-Bioservices-Inovio-Partner-To-Manufacture-COVID-19-DNA-Vaccine-With-119-Million-Department-of-Defense-Grant/default.aspx

March 24, 2020 - Clover Biopharmaceuticals announced an agreement with Dynavax to test its vaccine with Dynavax's adjuvant; http://www.cloverbiopharma.com/index.php?m=content&c=index&a=show&catid=11&id=43

March 25, 2020 - Grifols announced that it has entered into a formal collaboration with the US FDA and BARDA to collect plasma from convalescent COVID-19 patients, process it into a hyperimmune globulin, and support the necessary preclinical and clinical studies to determine if it can successfully be used to treat COVID-19; https://www.grifols.com/en/view-news/-/news/grifols-announces-formal-collaboration-with-us-government-to-produce-the-first-treatment-specifically-targeting-covid-19

March 26, 2020 - Trump announced the USNS Comfort will depart for NYC; https://news.usni.org/2020/03/26/usns-comfort-departs-for-new-york-on-saturday-with-trump-modly-in-attendance

March 27, 2020 - Executive order delegating to the Secretaries of HHS, DHS, and Defense President Trump's authority to make or guarantee loans, purchase and commit to purchase, and other actions to obtain and facilitate the domestic manufacture of PPE, ventilators, and other medical necessities; https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/eo-delegating-additional-authority-dpa-respect-health-medical-resources-respond-spread-covid-19/

March 27, 2020 - Sanofi and Translate Bio collaborate to develop COVID-19 vaccine; https://www.sanofi.com/en/media-room/press-releases/2020/2020-03-27-07-00-00 https://investors.translate.bio/news-releases/news-release-details/sanofi-pasteur-and-translate-bio-collaborate-develop-novel-mrna

March 27, 2020 - Trump signed a Defense Production Act order to General Motors to make ventilators; https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/27/trump-orders-general-motors-to-make-ventilators-under-defense-production-act.html, https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/memorandum-order-defense-production-act-regarding-general-motors-company/

March 27, 2020 - Under DPA order, GM and Ventec partnering to produce ventilators; GM will also produce surgical masks at its Warren, MI, ramping up to 50K a day in two weeks, with potential to produce up to 100K per day; https://www.venteclife.com/news/ventec-life-systems-and-gm-partner-to-mass-produce-critical-care-ventilators-in-response-to-covid19-pandemic

March 27, 2020 - Trump announced that Boeing offered three "Dreamlifter" cargo aircraft to transport medical supplies; https://defpost.com/boeing-offers-dreamlifter-large-cargo-freighter-to-transport-critical-supplies-amid-covid-19-crisis/

March 27, 2020 - Emory University began enrolling participants for a phase one clinical trial of potential coronavirus vaccine; https://news.emory.edu/stories/2020/03/coronavirus_vteu_modernastart/index.html

March 27, 2020 - USNS Mercy arrived in the port of Los Angeles; https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2020/03/27/coronavirus-usns-mercy-arrives-port-of-los-angeles/

March 29, 2020 - Army Corps of Engineers completed construction of 2,900 bedroom temporary hospital at Javits Center in NYC; https://www.6sqft.com/temporary-hospital-javits-center-nyc-coronavirus/

March 29, 2020 - Trump announced on-going study of 1,100 NY patients being treated with Hydroxychloroquine; https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/30/trump-says-us-officials-should-have-good-idea-if-malaria-drug-works-on-coronavirus-in-three-days.html

March 29, 2020 - First FEMA "Project Airbridge" shipment from abroad, landed at JFK airport (masks, face shields, and other medical supplies); https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-trump-airlift-idUSKBN21G0LB

March 29, 2020 - Trump announced Cigna and Humana are waiving co-pays for coronavirus treatment; https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/490100-health-insurers-cigna-humana-waive-out-of-pocket-costs-for-coronavirus

March 29, 2020 - HHS accepted 30 million doses of Hydroxychloroquine, donated by Sandoz, and one million doses of Chloroquine, donated by Bayer Pharmaceuticals, for clinical trials and possible treatment of coronavirus patients; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/03/29/hhs-accepts-donations-of-medicine-to-strategic-national-stockpile-as-possible-treatments-for-covid-19-patients.html

March 30, 2020 - FDA approved Battelle’s process for decontaminating tens of thousands of N95 masks per day; https://www.wtol.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/fda-approves-use-of-battelles-mask-sterilizing-technology-at-full-capacity/512-265af79c-a9b5-4833-95b1-c4da65e81a91 , https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/03/30/secretary-azar-statement-on-fda-authorization-of-mask-sterilization-procedure.html , (FDA has slow-walked this approval since 2016!)

March 30, 2020 - Trump announced MyPillow, Honeywell, Jockey, Procter & Gamble, and United Technologies will manufacture PPE; https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/30/my-pillow-lindell-trump-coronavirus-156335

March 30, 2020 - Ford Motor Company committed to producing 50,000 ventilators in the next 100 days; https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/30/ford-ge-plan-to-produce-50000-ventilators-in-100-days.html

March 30, 2020 - HHS accelerated clinical trial of a potential coronavirus vaccine developed by Janssen Research & Development; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/03/30/hhs-accelerates-clinical-trials-prepares-manufacturing-covid-19-vaccines.html

March 30, 2020 - Johnson & Johnson announced selection of a lead COVID-19 vaccine candidate and an expansion of the partnership between the Janssen Pharmaceutical and BARDA; https://www.jnj.com/johnson-johnson-announces-a-lead-vaccine-candidate-for-covid-19-landmark-new-partnership-with-u-s-department-of-health-human-services-and-commitment-to-supply-one-billion-vaccines-worldwide-for-emergency-pandemic-use

March 30, 2020 - USNS Comfort arrived in New York Harbor; https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/03/31/usns-comfort-crowds-watch-hospital-ship-arrive-new-york-city/5093608002/

March 30, 2020 - USNS Mercy began treating patients in Los Angeles; https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=112504, (3 days from arrival to start of treating)

March 30, 2020 - Under DPA, Honeywell has begun expansion of its Phoenix, AZ which produces N95 masks; https://www.honeywell.com/en-us/newsroom/pressreleases/2020/03/honeywell-further-expands-n95-face-mask-production-by-adding-manufacturing-capabilities-in-phoenix

March 30, 2020 - CytoDyn announced that 10 patients with severe COVID-19 have received treatment with leronlimab; https://www.cytodyn.com/newsroom/press-releases/detail/401/three-additional-patients-with-severe-covid-19-treated-with

March 31, 2020 - CytoDyn announced that the FDA had approved Phase II trials of leronlimab with mild and moderately ill Covid-19 patients; https://www.cytodyn.com/newsroom/press-releases/detail/402/fda-clears-cytodyns-phase-2-randomized-trial-to-treat

March 31, 2020 - In response to March 27 DPA order, GM repurposing Kokomo, IN factory to produce Ventec ventilators; https://www.kokomotribune.com/news/gm-hiring-local-workers-to-build-ventilators-in-kokomo/article_4818254c-72bb-11ea-9c48-9b461b7fcc9e.html

April 1, 2020 - White House, HHS, FDA worked with Senator Rob Portman to acquire, authorize use of two million gowns donated to the Strategic National Stockpile by Cardinal Health; 2020, https://riponadvance.com/stories/portman-coordinates-cardinal-healths-gown-donation-to-strategic-national-stockpile/

April 1, 2020 - USNS Comfort began treating its first patients; https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=112526

April 1, 2020 - VA opened East Orange, NJ medical center to non-veteran coronavirus patients; https://connectingvets.radio.com/articles/covid19-va-opens-hospital-beds-to-new-jersey-non-veterans

April 1, 2020 - Merck & Co., Pfizer Inc., and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced volunteer programs allowing licensed medical professionals employees to aid in fighting COVID-19 while still being paid; https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-release/press-release-detail/medical-professionals-across-merck-co-inc-pfizer-inc-and

April 2, 2020 - Trump invoked the Defense Production Act to direct 3M to produce more N95 masks; https://www.npr.org/2020/04/03/826945445/defense-production-act-would-compel-3m-to-change-mask-production-and-export, https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/memorandum-order-defense-production-act-regarding-3m-company/

April 2, 2020 - Trump invoked the Defense Production Act to help GE, Hill-Rom, Medtronic, ResMed, eRoyal Philips, and Vyaire Medical get the supplies to make ventilators; https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/03/coronavirus-trump-used-defense-production-act-on-these-companies-so-far.html, https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/memorandum-order-defense-production-act-regarding-purchase-ventilators/

April 2, 2020 - Pence announced that Blue Cross Blue Shield will waive out of pocket costs for coronavirus treatment; https://www.aarp.org/health/health-insurance/info-2020/coronavirus-insurers-treatment-costs.html

April 2, 2020 - DOJ and HHS distributed 192,000 N95 masks confiscated from price gougers to health care workers in New York and New Jersey; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/04/02/doj-and-hhs-partner-to-distribute-more-than-half-a-million-medical-supplies-confiscated-from-price-gougers.html

April 2, 2020 - FDA issued Emergency Use Authorization for the first coronavirus antibody test, developed by Cellex; https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2020/04/02/fda-oks-first-coronavirus-blood-test-track-immunity-test-vaccines/5116281002/

April 2, 2020 - Amgen and Adaptive Biotechnologies today announced a collaboration to develop an antibody treatmen to revent or treat COVID-19; https://investors.adaptivebiotech.com/news-releases/news-release-details/amgen-and-adaptive-biotechnologies-announce-strategic , https://www.amgen.com/media/news-releases/2020/04/amgen-and-adaptive-biotechnologies-announce-strategic-partnership-to-develop-a-therapeutic-to-prevent-or-treat-covid-19/

April 2, 2020 - Emergent BioSolutions announced a formal partnership with the US government to expedite development of a plasma-derived polyclonal antibody therapy for patients with COVID-19; https://investors.emergentbiosolutions.com/news-releases/news-release-details/emergent-biosolutions-partners-us-government-comprehensive

April 2, 2020 - Vanda Pharmaceuticals announced the initiation of Phase III clinical study to investigate the efficacy and safety of tradipitant to treat inflammatory lung injury associated with severe COVID-19 infection; https://vandapharmaceuticalsinc.gcs-web.com/node/14056/pdf

April 3, 2020 - The FDA announced a partnership, funded by BARDA, with the Mayo Clinic and American Red Cross to collect plasma from recovered Covid-19 patients for the development of convalescent plasma and hyperimmune globulin therapies for Covid-19; https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-coordinates-national-effort-develop-blood-related-therapies-covid-19

April 3, 2020 - Trump announced Anthem will waive co-pays for coronavirus treatment for 60 days; https://ir.antheminc.com/news-releases/news-release-details/anthem-waives-cost-share-covid-19-treatment?field_nir_news_date_value[min]=

April 3, 2020 - Trump announced that uninsured Americans will have their coronavirus treatment covered, using funding from the CARES Act; https://www.insidecompensation.com/2020/04/06/cares-act-expands-covid-19-testing-and-other-health-and-welfare-benefits/

April 3, 2020 - Trump invoked the Defense Production Act to forbid export of PPE masks and gloves; https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/memorandum-allocating-certain-scarce-threatened-health-medical-resources-domestic-use/

April 5, 2020 - Trump announced Washington has returned 400 ventilators to the strategic national stockpile;https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/health/washington-sending-over-400-ventilators-for-non-coronavirus-patients-to-new-york-harder-hit-states/

April 5, 2020 - Trump announced the government has stockpiled 29 million doses of Hydroxychloroquine; https://www.newsweek.com/trump-says-us-has-stockpiled-29m-hydroxychloroquine-pills-amid-pandemic-it-may-not-work-then-1496232

April 5, 2020 - Secretary Wilkie announced the VA is making 1,500 beds available at VA hospitals; https://www.stripes.com/news/veterans/va-is-preparing-1-500-hospital-beds-for-non-veteran-patients-1.625045

April 5, 2020 - FEMA and The Army Corps of Engineers completed first stage of renovations at McCormick Place Pavilion in Chicago, 500 additional hospital beds; https://chicago.suntimes.com/coronavirus/2020/4/2/21206013/mccormick-place-coronavirus-hospital-todd-semonite-army-corps-engineers

April 6, 2020 - Trump announced an agreement with 3M to produce, import 55.5 million N95 masks a month the next three months; https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/06/coronavirus-trump-and-3m-strike-deal-to-bring-55point5-million-masks-a-month-to-us.html

April 6, 2020 - Trump approved Governor Murphy’s request to allow New Jersey patients aboard the USNS Comfort; https://wcbs880.radio.com/articles/news/usns-comfort-to-treat-covid-patients-from-ny-nj

April 6, 2020 - INOVIO Started Phase 1 Clinical Trial Of Its COVID-19 Vaccine; http://ir.inovio.com/news-and-media/news/press-release-details/2020/INOVIO-Initiates-Phase-1-Clinical-Trial-Of-Its-COVID-19-Vaccine-and-Plans-First-Dose-Today/default.aspx

April 6, 2020 - Trump announced The Army Corps of Engineers is building 22 field hospitals and alternative care sites in 18 states; https://www.nao.usace.army.mil/Media/News-Stories/Article/2138309/usace-to-begin-construction-on-alternate-care-facilities-in-virginia/

April 6, 2020 - Department of Education announced a streamlined process for states to use federal education funding for distance learning; https://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/secretary-education-betsy-devos-authorizes-new-funding-flexibilities-support-continued-learning-during-covid-19-national-emergency

April 6, 2020 - Ridgeback Biotherapeutics announced that the FDA approved Ridgeback to initiate human clinical testing of Ridgeback's oral antiviral treatment for patients with COVID-19; https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fda-clears-the-way-for-ridgeback-biotherapeutics-to-begin-human-testing-of-a-promising-potential-treatment-for-covid-19-301036307.html

April 8, 2020 - Under the DPA, HHS announced contract with Philips to produce 2,500 ventilators for Strategic National Stockpile by end of May; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/04/08/hhs-announces-ventilator-contract-with-philips-under-defense-production-act.html

April 8, 2020 - HHS announced agreement with DuPont and FedEx to manufacture, deliver 2.25M new Tyvek Protective Suits to Strategic National Stockpile; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/04/08/hhs-provide-millions-tyvek-protective-suits-us-healthcare-workers.html

April 8, 2020 - HHS authorized pharmacists to order, administer coronavirus tests; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/04/08/hhs-statements-on-authorizing-licensed-pharmacists-to-order-and-administer-covid-19-tests.html

April 8, 2020 - CSL Behring and SAB Biotherapeutics announced their partnership to develop an antibody treatment for Covid-19; https://www.cslbehring.com/newsroom/2020/sab-covid-19

April 8, 2020 -  Mesoblast Limited announced that its allogeneic mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) product candidate remestemcel-L will be formally evaluated in a randomized, placebo-controlled Phase II trial in 240 patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome caused by COVID-19; http://investorsmedia.mesoblast.com/static-files/e63bf0d5-7dd5-46c0-8381-c2e24bacb130

April 8, 2020 - HHS announced the first contract with GM to produce 30,000 ventilators to be delivered to the National Stockpile by the end of August; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/04/08/hhs-announces-ventilator-contract-with-gm-under-defense-production-act.html

April 10, 2020 - Trump administration working to bring blood-based serology tests to market so Americans can determine if they have had the coronavirus; https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/resources/COVID-19/serology/Serology-based-tests-for-COVID-19.html

April 10, 2020 - Trump announced will be establishing an “Opening Our Country Council”; https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/10/trump-members-opening-our-country-council-179324

April 10, 2020 - Sanofi to donate 100 million doses of hydroxychloroquine to 50 countries; https://www.sanofi.com/en/media-room/press-releases/2020/2020-04-10-07-55-20

April 10, 2020 - Eli Lilly announced an agreement with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of NIH, to study the efficacy and safety of baricitinib as a treatment for hospitalized patients with COVID-19; testing has started; http://lilly.mediaroom.com/2020-04-10-Lilly-Begins-Clinical-Testing-of-Therapies-for-COVID-19

April 10, 2020 - FDA approved an emergency authorization for a blood purification device to treat coronavirus patients; https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-authorizes-blood-purification-device-treat-covid-19

April 12, 2020 - FDA issued an emergency authorization for devices from Advanced Sterilization Products, which can decontaminate ~4 million N95 respirators each day; https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-issues-emergency-use-authorization-decontaminate-millions-n95

April 13, 2020 - FDA clears first saliva test to help diagnose new virus; https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/us-clears-saliva-test-diagnose-virus-70127442

April 13, 2020 - HHS announced new contracts for ventilator production under the DPA to General Electric, Hill-Rom, Medtronic, ResMed, and Vyaire, mentioned in Trump's April 2 DPA order, as well as contracts with Hamilton and Zoll, also under the DPA; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/04/13/hhs-announces-new-ventilator-contracts-orders-now-totaling-over-130000-ventilators.html

April 13, 2020 - DoD announced it was buying 60 Battelle decontamination systems which can sanitize 80,000 N95 respirators per day; https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2148352/dod-contract-for-60-n95-critical-care-decontamination-units-415m-contract-each/

April 14, 2020 - Trump announced a halt to WHO funding while its mistakes, mismanagement of the coronavirus outbreak are reviewed; https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/14/trump-calls-for-halt-to-us-funding-for-world-health-organization-amid-coronavirus-outbreak.html

April 14, 2020 - Trump announced the members of the Great American Economic Revival Industry Groups, who will advise on how to re-open the economy; https://wtop.com/business-finance/2020/04/new-trump-panel-to-explore-path-to-reopening-us-economy/

April 14, 2020 - FEMA confirmed it sent out 19.1 million doses of hydroxychloroquine to cities across the country; https://www.newsweek.com/hydroxychloroquine-tablets-shipped-fema-1498014

April 14, 2020 - EPA announced it has temporarily waived certain approvals for manufacturers producing coronavirus disinfectants; https://ethanol.org/ethanol-essentials/covid-19

April 14, 2020 - GM began mass production on an order of 30,000 Ventec ventilators, 600 ventilators to be shipped this month, the full order to be completed by August; https://www.autoweek.com/news/industry-news/a32169651/gm-starts-ventilator-production-in-under-a-month/

April 14, 2020 - Sanofi and GSK to develop a COVID-19 vaccine; https://www.sanofi.com/en/media-room/press-releases/2020/2020-04-14-13-00-00

April 15, 2020 - CytoDyn announced the treatment of the first patient with leronlimab in its Phase 2b/3 trial for severe and critical COVID-19; https://www.cytodyn.com/newsroom/press-releases/detail/417/first-patient-treated-with-leronlimab-in-phase-2b3-trial

April 16, 2020 - Moderna awarded up to $483M by BARDA to accelerate development of mRNA coronavirus vaccine; https://investors.modernatx.com/news-releases/news-release-details/moderna-announces-award-us-government-agency-barda-483-million

April 16, 2020 - IVI, INOVIO, and KNIH Partner with CEPI in Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of INOVIO's COVID-19 DNA Vaccine in South Korea; http://ir.inovio.com/news-releases/news-releases-details/2020/IVI-INOVIO-and-KNIH-to-Partner-with-CEPI-in-Phase-12-Clinical-Trial-of-INOVIOs-COVID-19-DNA-Vaccine-in-South-Korea/default.aspx

April 16, 2020 - Trump announced phased “opening up America again” guidelines; https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/16/coronavirus-trump-issuing-guidelines-on-reopening-parts-of-us-amid-outbreak.html

April 16, 2020 - Remdesivir doing well in University of Chicago clinical trial;  https://www.statnews.com/2020/04/16/early-peek-at-data-on-gilead-coronavirus-drug-suggests-patients-are-responding-to-treatment/

April 16, 2020 - Under the DPA, HHS announced a $336 million contract with GE for 50,000 ventilators to be produced by July 13; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/04/16/hhs-announces-ventilator-contract-with-ge-under-defense-production-act.html

April 17, 2020 - NIH announced a public-private partnership with leading biopharmaceutical companies to speed up the development of coronavirus vaccines and therapies; https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-launch-public-private-partnership-speed-covid-19-vaccine-treatment-options

April 17, 2020 - GM announced that they delivered the first GM-Ventec ventilators to Chicago hospitals; https://investor.gm.com/news-releases/news-release-details/first-general-motors-ventec-critical-care-ventilators-delivered

April 17, 2020 - Under DPA, Honeywell has begun production of N95 face masks in a new facility in Rhode Island; https://www.honeywell.com/en-us/newsroom/pressreleases/2020/04/honeywell-begins-production-of-n95-face-masks-in-smithfield-ri

April 17, 2020 - Incyte announced the initiation of a global, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating the efficacy and safety of ruxolitinib in patients aged =12 years with COVID-19 associated cytokine storm; https://investor.incyte.com/news-releases/news-release-details/incyte-announces-initiation-phase-3-ruxcovid-study-evaluating

April 20, 2020 - USNS Comfort started admitting patients from New Jersey; https://www.naval-technology.com/news/covid-19-usns-comfort-starts-admitting-patients-from-new-jersey/

April 20, 2020 - US, Canada, and Mexico extended non-essential travel restrictions for an additional 30 days; https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2020-04-20/volvo-reopens-some-plants-some-countries-ease-restrictions

April 20, 2020 - DOJ cleared antitrust hurdles to AmerisourceBergen and other distributors distributing hydroxychloroquine; https://www.newsweek.com/doj-clears-us-drug-companies-distribute-hydroxychloroquine-coronavirus-patients-1499002

April 20, 2020 - Coordinated by White House equipment czar Peter Navarro, Owens & Minor provided specialized fabric, UPS transported it to NYC, where several manufacturers will sew them into 400K surgical gowns by May 23; https://nypost.com/2020/04/20/nyc-garment-districts-to-produce-surgical-gowns-amid-coronavirus/

April 20, 2020 - Alexion Pharmaceuticals announced plans for a global Phase 3 study to investigate ULTOMIRIS (ravulizumab-cwvz) in adults with COVID-19 hospitalized with severe pneumonia or acute respiratory distress syndrome; the US FDA; has accepted Alexion's investigational new drug (IND) application;https://ir.alexion.com/news-releases/news-release-details/alexion-announces-plans-initiate-phase-3-study-ultomirisr

April 20, 2020 - Grifols announced it has begun selecting donors who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate their plasma in select US cities; https://www.grifols.com/en/view-news/-/news/people-who-have-recovered-from-covid-19-can-now-donate-their-convalescent-plasma-in-select-grifols-us-plasma-donor-centers

April 21, 2020 - Under the DPA, DOD to invest $133 million to increase US domestic N95 mask production by over 39 million over the next 90 days; three companies were awarded contracts, 3M , O&M Halyard, and Honeywell; https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2158351/dod-details-133-million-defense-production-act-title-3-covid-19-project/

April 21, 2020 - FDA has now authorized more than 50 coronavirus diagnostic tests and four antibody tests; https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/types-testing-covid-19-infections-70253488

April 21, 2020 - FDA authorized first at-home coronavirus test; https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-test-pixel-fda-approval/

April 22, 2020 - Trump signed executive order suspending immigration for 60 Days; https://theglobalherald.com/trump-signs-executive-order-to-suspend-immigration-for-60-days/404377/

April 22, 2020 - Pfizer and BioNTech announced approval to begin Phase 1/2 trial of BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccines in Germany; https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-release/press-release-detail/biontech_and_pfizer_announce_regulatory_approval_from_german_authority_paul_ehrlich_institut_to_commence_first_clinical_trial_of_covid_19_vaccine_candidates

April 22, 2020 - Valneva and Dynavax announced collaboration to advance COVID-19 vaccine development using Dynavax's adjuvant; https://investors.dynavax.com/news-releases/news-release-details/valneva-and-dynavax-announce-collaboration-advance-vaccine

April 23, 2020 - University of Oxford researchers began Phase I trial of a COVID-19 vaccine; https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-04-23-oxford-covid-19-vaccine-begins-human-trial-stage , https://www.bbc.com/news/health-52394485 , https://www.vaccitech.co.uk/oxford-covid-19-vaccine-begins-human-trial-stage/

April 23, 2020 - Vaccitech and the University of Oxford announced an agreement with biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca for the further development, large-scale manufacture and potential distribution of Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine; https://www.vaccitech.co.uk/vaccitech-and-oxford-university-announce-landmark-partnership-with-astrazeneca-for-the-development-and-large-scale-distribution-of-the-covid-19-vaccine-candidate/

April 23, 2020 - Johnson & Johnson announced a collaboration between the Janssen Pharmaceutical and Emergent BioSolutions, Inc. to support the manufacturing of its COVID-19 vaccine; https://www.jnj.com/johnson-johnson-announces-collaboration-to-expand-manufacturing-capabilities-for-its-covid-19-vaccine-candidate-in-support-of-the-companys-goal-to-supply-more-than-one-billion-vaccine-doses-globally

April 23, 2020 - Inovio vaccine began human trials; https://news.yahoo.com/coronavirus-vaccine-trial-participant-signed-225702313.html

April 23, 2020 - Emergent BioSolutions announced an agreement to support the manufacturing of Johnson & Johnson’s (Janssen Pharmaceutical) COVID-19 vaccine; https://investors.emergentbiosolutions.com/news-releases/news-release-details/emergent-biosolutions-signs-agreement-be-us-manufacturing

April 24, 2020 - To date, the FDA has issued 44 individual emergency use authorizations for test kit manufacturers and laboratories; https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-daily-roundup-april-24-2020

April 27, 2020 - HHS Launches COVID-19 Uninsured Program Portal allowing health care providers who have conducted COVID-19 testing or provided treatment for uninsured individuals to submit claims for reimbursement; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/04/27/hhs-launches-covid19-uninsured-program-portal.html

April 29, 2020 - Pfizer and BioNTech announced that the first cohort of BioNTech’s Phase 1/2 clinical trial has been dosed; https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-release/press-release-detail/biontech-and-pfizer-announce-completion-dosing-first-cohort

April 29, 2020 - DOD will invest $75.5 million in DPA funding to increase swab production by 20 million per month starting in May; Puritan Medical Products was awarded the contract; https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2170355/dod-details-75-million-defense-production-act-title-3-puritan-contract/

April 29, 2020 - NIH announced that in clinical trials, Remdesivir improved patient recovery time; https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-clinical-trial-shows-remdesivir-accelerates

April 30, 2020 - AstraZeneca and Oxford University announce agreement for COVID-19 vaccine; https://www.astrazeneca.com/content/astraz/media-centre/press-releases/2020/astrazeneca-and-oxford-university-announce-landmark-agreement-for-covid-19-vaccine.html

April 30, 2020 - FDA approved EUA for a ventilator developed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which is tailored to treat patients with COVID-19; https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-includes-ventilator-developed-nasa-ventilator-emergency-use

May 1, 2020 - Moderna and Lonza announce worldwide collaboration to manufacture Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine; https://investors.modernatx.com/news-releases/news-release-details/moderna-and-lonza-announce-worldwide-strategic-collaboration

May 1, 2020 - Under the DPA and CARES Act, DOD in coordination with HHS, has signed a $126 million contract award with 3M for the increased production of 26 million N95 medical-grade masks per month, starting in October 2020; https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2178152/dod-awards-126-million-contract-to-3m-increasing-production-of-n95-masks/ , https://www.congress.gov/116/meeting/house/110794/witnesses/HHRG-116-AS00-Wstate-LordE-20200610.pdf

May 1, 2020 - Under the DPA and CARES Act, DOD in coordination with HHS, has signed a $20.1 million contract award with Moldex for increased production capacity by 5 million N95 masks per month; https://www.congress.gov/116/meeting/house/110794/witnesses/HHRG-116-AS00-Wstate-LordE-20200610.pdf

May 1, 2020 - FDA granted EUA for remdesivir to treat COVID-19; https://www.gilead.com/news-and-press/press-room/press-releases/2020/5/gileads-investigational-antiviral-remdesivir-receives-us-food-and-drug-administration-emergency-use-authorization-for-the-treatment-of-covid19

May 4, 2020 - Junshi Biosciences and Eli Lilly have entered into an agreement to develop therapeutic antibodies for prevention and treatment of COVID-19; http://lilly.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=9042&item=138041

May 4, 2020 - Mayo Clinic was awarded a $26 million contract from BARDA for the Expanded Access Program (EAP) for convalescent plasma to fight COVID-19; https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-receives-26-million-from-barda-for-covid-19-convalescent-plasma-expanded-access-program/

May 5, 2020 - Mesoblast announced that the first patients have been dosed in the 300-patient Phase 2/3 trial in the United States of Mesoblast’s remestemcel-L in COVID-19 infected patients; http://investorsmedia.mesoblast.com/static-files/12fa62d6-49e1-4b1d-8fb7-0c3e184602ab

May 5, 2020 - Pfizer and BioNTech announced that the first participants have been dosed in the US in the Phase 1/2 clinical trial; https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-release/press-release-detail/pfizer_and_biontech_dose_first_participants_in_the_u_s_as_part_of_global_covid_19_mrna_vaccine_development_program

May 6, 2020 - Humanigen announced that the first COVID-19 patient has been dosed in its Phase III test of Lenzilumab, whether it prevents and treats cytokine storm in COVID-19 patients; https://www.humanigen.com/press/First-Patient-Dosed-in-FDA-Approved-Phase-III-Lenzilumab-Study-for-COVID-19

May 6, 2020 - The FDA approved the start of Phase II testing of Moderna's vaccine; https://investors.modernatx.com/news-releases/news-release-details/moderna-receives-fda-fast-track-designation-mrna-vaccine-mrna

May 6, 2020 - Coordinated through the DPA, Bath Iron Works finalized a contract with Puritan Medical Products to deliver 30 industrial machines to help meet demand for COVID-19 testing clinical swabs; https://www.mainebiz.biz/article/biw-signs-contract-to-build-swab-machines-for-puritan-medical-products

May 7, 2020 - 3M announced that it received two more U.S. Department of Defense contracts to expand US production of N95 respirator masks; https://www.massdevice.com/3m-wins-govt-contracts-to-further-expand-u-s-respirator-production/ , https://investors.3m.com/news/news-details/2020/3M-Awarded-Department-of-Defense-Contracts-to-Further-Expand-US-Production-of-N95-Respirators/default.aspx

May 7, 2020 - HHS deployed 50 portable kidney dialysis machines to New York City and Long Island ICUs to provide surge capacity for for COVID-19 patients who have suffered acute kidney injury; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/05/07/hhs-deploys-new-portable-dialysis-machines-to-new-york-for-covid-19-response.html

May 8, 2020 - To date, the FDA has issued 58 individual emergency use authorizations for test kit manufacturers and laboratories; https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-daily-roundup-may-4-2020

May 8, 2020 - FDA issued an EUA for the Duke Decontamination System to decontaminate compatible N95 or N95-equivalent respirators for reuse by health care personnel; https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-daily-roundup-may-8-2020

May 8, 2020 - FDA issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) to Rutgers Clinical Genomics Laboratory for their COVID-19 laboratory developed test with the option of using home-collected saliva samples; https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-authorizes-first-diagnostic-test-using-home-collection-saliva

May 9, 2020 - HHS announced distribution of donated remdesivir for hospitalized patients with COVID-19; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/05/09/hhs-ships-first-doses-of-donated-remdesivir-for-hospitalized-patients-with-covid-19.html

May 12, 2020 - Moderna receives FDA Fast Track designation for coronavirus vaccine; https://investors.modernatx.com/news-releases/news-release-details/moderna-receives-fda-fast-track-designation-mrna-vaccine-mrna

May 12, 2020 - ApiJect Systems awarded $138M for pre-filled COVID-19 vaccine syringes; https://www.upi.com/Defense-News/2020/05/12/ApiJect-Systems-awarded-138M-for-syringes-for-COVID-19-vaccine/5001589324444/

May 15, 2020 - Trump announced Operation Warp Speed, and a goal to have a vaccine approved and in parge-scale distribution by the end of 2020; https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/05/15/coronavirus-operation-warp-speed-could-deliver-vaccine-years-end-trump/5199969002/ , https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/05/15/trump-administration-announces-framework-and-leadership-for-operation-warp-speed.html , https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/06/16/fact-sheet-explaining-operation-warp-speed.html

May 21, 2020 - Trump Administration’s Operation Warp Speed accelerates AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to be available beginning in October; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/05/21/trump-administration-accelerates-astrazeneca-covid-19-vaccine-to-be-available-beginning-in-october.html

May 21, 2020 - Under Operation Warp Speed, US secures 300 million doses, almost a third, of potential AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine; https://business.financialpost.com/technology/u-s-secures-300-million-doses-of-potential-astrazeneca-covid-19-vaccine-3

May 21, 2020 - Under Operation Warp Speed,  AstraZeneca received support of more than $1B from the US Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority for development, production, and delivery of the vaccine, starting in the fall; development Phase III clinical trial with 30,000 participants and a paediatric trial; https://www.astrazeneca.com/content/astraz/media-centre/press-releases/2020/astrazeneca-advances-response-to-global-covid-19-challenge-as-it-receives-first-commitments-for-oxfords-potential-new-vaccine.html

May 22, 2020 - University of Oxford researchers began Phase II/III trial of a COVID-19 vaccine; https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-05-22-oxford-covid-19-vaccine-begin-phase-iiiii-human-trials

May 25, 2020 - Novavax Began Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of COVID-19 Vaccine; https://ir.novavax.com/news-releases/news-release-details/novavax-initiates-phase-12-clinical-trial-covid-19-vaccine

May 26, 2020 - IAVI and Merck collaborate to develop Covid-19 vaccine; https://www.mrknewsroom.com/newsroom/news-releases/news-details/2020/IAVI-and-Merck-Collaborate-to-Develop-Vaccine-Against-SARS-CoV-2/default.aspx

May 26, 2020 - Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics announced a collaboration agreement to develop Ridgeback's orally available antiviral treatment for patients with COVID-19, which is about to enter Phase I testing; https://www.merck.com/news/merck-and-ridgeback-bio-collaborate-to-advance-development-of-novel-antiviral-candidate-eidd-2801/

May 27, 2020 - Novavax acquired Praha Vaccines with an annual production capacity of over 1 billion doses; https://ir.novavax.com/news-releases/news-release-details/novavax-expands-large-scale-global-manufacturing-capacity

May 28, 2020 - FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization for the Stryker Sustainability Solutions (SSS) VHP N95 Respirator Decontamination System; https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-daily-roundup-may-28-2020

May 28, 2020 - Under the DPA, DOD in support of HHS signed a $2.2 million contract with Hollingsworth & Vose to increase US production of 27.5 million N95 ventilator filters and 3.1 million N95 respirators per month starting in August; https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2200654/dod-announces-defense-production-act-title-3-covid-19-ppe-project-22-million-in/

May 29, 2020 - Moderna announces first participants dosed in Phase 2 study of coronavirus vaccine; https://investors.modernatx.com/news-releases/news-release-details/moderna-announces-first-participants-each-age-cohort-dosed-phase

June 1, 2020 - Gilead Sciences announced results from the Phase 3 SIMPLE trial in hospitalized patients with moderate COVID-19 pneumonia; https://www.gilead.com/news-and-press/press-room/press-releases/2020/6/gilead-announces-results-from-phase-3-trial-of-remdesivir-in-patients-with-moderate-covid-19

June 1, 2020 - Eli Lilly and AbCellera announced patients have been dosed in the Phase 1 study of an antibody treatment to fight COVID-19; http://lilly.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=9042&item=138053 , https://www.abcellera.com/news/2020-06-01-worlds-first-covid-19-clinical-trial-for-a-potential-monoclonal-antibody-treatment

June 1, 2020 - To date, the FDA has authorized 117 tests under EUAs, which include 101 molecular tests, 15 antibody tests, and 1 antigen test; https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-daily-roundup-june-1-2020

June 1, 2020 - HHS adds $628 million to contract with Emergent BioSolutions to secure CDMO contract manufacturing capacity for Operation Warp Speed; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/06/01/hhs-adds-628-million-contract-emergent-biosolutions-secure-manufacturing-capacity-operation-warp-speed.html

June 1, 2020 - Emergent BioSolutions announced that it has a task order under an existing contract with BARDA to deploy its contract development and manufacturing to support the US government’s Operation Warp Speed efforts to accelerate delivery of COVID-19 vaccines; https://investors.emergentbiosolutions.com/news-releases/news-release-details/emergent-biosolutions-joins-us-governments-warp-speed-program

June 2, 2020 - FDA added a second ventilator developed by NASA to the list of authorized ventilators, under EUA; https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-daily-roundup-june-2-2020

June 4, 2020 - Novavax announced an up to $60M contract with the US DOD for Novavax’ COVID-19 vaccine; https://ir.novavax.com/news-releases/news-release-details/novavax-awarded-department-defense-contract-covid-19-vaccine

June 5, 2020 - AbbVie, Harbour BioMed, Utrecht University and Erasmus Medical Center Announce Collaboration to Develop Antibody Therapy to Prevent and Treat COVID-19; https://news.abbvie.com/news/press-releases/abbvie-harbour-biomed-utrecht-university-and-erasmus-medical-center-announce-collaboration-to-develop-monoclonal-antibody-therapy-to-prevent-and-treat-covid-19.htm

June 8, 2020 - Eli Lilly announced partner Junshi Biosciences dosed the first volunteer in a study of an antibody treatment to fight COVID-19; http://lilly.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=9042&item=138057

June 8, 2020 - FDA added the BioMedInnovations SuppleVent Ventilator to the list of ventilators authorized under EUA; https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-daily-roundup-june-8-2020

June 10, 2020 - FDA issued an EUA to Illumina, Inc. for the first COVID-19 diagnostic test utilizing next generation sequence technology; https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-authorizes-first-next-generation-sequence-test-diagnosing-covid-19

June 10, 2020 - Under the DPA, Operation Warp Speed funded increased manufacturing capacity at Corning and SiO2 Materials Science for vials for COVID-19 vaccines and treatments and for future needs; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/06/11/operation-warp-speed-ramps-up-us-based-manufacturing-capacity-for-vials-for-covid-19-vaccines-and-treatments.html

June 10, 2020 - Janssen Pharmaceutical accelerating its Phase 1/2a trial of its COVID-19 vaccine to the second half of July; https://www.jnj.com/johnson-johnson-announces-acceleration-of-its-covid-19-vaccine-candidate-phase-1-2a-clinical-trial-to-begin-in-second-half-of-july

June 11, 2020 - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals started the first clinical trial of its dual antibody cocktail for prevention and treatment of COVID-19; https://investor.regeneron.com/news-releases/news-release-details/regeneron-begins-first-clinical-trials-anti-viral-antibody

June 11, 2020 - Grifols announced the start of production of its anti-Covid-19 hyperimmune immunoglobulin with antibodies from the plasma of people who have overcome the disease; https://www.grifols.com/en/view-news/-/news/grifols-continues-to-lead-initiatives-to-combat-covid-19-with-the-development-of-the-first-specific-drug

June 11 & 27, 2020 - Emergent BioSolutions announced it will support the manufacturing of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine; https://investors.emergentbiosolutions.com/news-releases/news-release-details/emergent-biosolutions-signs-agreement-be-us-manufacturing-0 ; https://investors.emergentbiosolutions.com/news-releases/news-release-details/emergent-biosolutions-signs-agreement-astrazeneca-expand

June 12, 2020 - FDA issued an EUA for Cue Health Inc.’s Cue COVID-19 Test for use at the Point of Care (sample not sent to lab); https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-daily-roundup-june-12-2020

June 15, 2020 - Eli Lilly announced that the first patient enrolled in a Phase 3 study baricitinib in hospitalized adults with COVID-19; http://lilly.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=9042&item=138065

June 19, 2020 - Clover Pharmaceuticals and GlaxoSmithKline began Phase I study of Clover's vaccine and GSK's adjuvant; https://www.gsk.com/en-gb/media/press-releases/gsk-covid-19-vaccine-development-collaboration-with-clover-biopharmaceuticals-begins-clinical-trials/

June 19, 2020 - Clover Biopharmaceuticals began Phase I clinical trials in Perth, Australia for its COVID-19 vaccine, separate trials with GlaxoSmithKline's and Dynavax's adjuvants; http://www.cloverbiopharma.com/index.php?m=content&c=index&a=show&catid=11&id=48

June 19, 2020 - Ridgeback Biotherapeutics announced the start of two Phase 2 clinical trials of their anti-viral treatment for COVID-19; https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200619005038/en/Ridgeback-Biotherapeutics-Announces-Launch-Phase-2-Trials

June 19, 2020 - Under the DPA, DOD in coordination with HHS signed a $13.5 million contract with Lydall, Inc. to increase domestic capacity of meltblown filtration media, a key component in N95 masks; https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2245825/dod-awards-135-million-contract-to-lydall-inc-to-increase-domestic-production-o/

June 23, 2020 - INOVIO announced it has received $71 million funding from the DOD for large-scale manufacture of the company's devices that deliver vaccine directly into the skin; http://ir.inovio.com/news-releases/news-releases-details/2020/INOVIO-Receives-71-Million-Contract-From-US-Department-of-Defense-To-Scale-Up-Manufacture-of-CELLECTRA-3PSP-Smart-Device-and-Procurement-of-CELLECTRA-2000-for-COVID-19-DNA-Vaccine/default.aspx

June 24, 2020 - AstraZeneca began a vaccine trial in South Africa; https://thehill.com/policy/international/504328-large-scale-coronavirus-vaccine-trial-begins-in-south-africa

June 26, 2020 - Vaxart’s COVID-19 Vaccine Selected for the U.S. Government’s Operation Warp Speed; https://investors.vaxart.com/news-releases/news-release-details/vaxarts-covid-19-vaccine-selected-us-governments-operation-warp

June 29, 2020 - FDA issued EUAs for SARS-CoV-2 molecular diagnostic tests from Inform Diagnostics, Inc. and Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory, LLC; https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-daily-roundup-june-29-2020

June 29, 2020 - FDA added the Stewart & Stevenson Healthcare Technologies, LLC: Apollo ABVM and SAGICO USA, LLC: V2O SAGICO SYSTEM to the list of ventilators authorized under EUA; https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-daily-roundup-june-29-2020

June 30, 2020 - FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization to LifeHope Labs for its molecular-based Covid-19 test; https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-daily-roundup-june-30-2020

June 30, 2020 - To date, the FDA has authorized 157 tests under EUAs; these include 132 molecular tests, 24 antibody tests, and 1 antigen test; https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-daily-roundup-june-30-2020

June 30, 2020 - HHS extends COVID-19 testing public-private partnership with CVS, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, Quest services at Walmart) and eTrueNorth services at Kroger, Health Mart, and Walmart); https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/06/30/hhs-extends-covid-19-testing-public-private-partnership.html , https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/community-based-testing-sites/index.html

July 2, 2020 - In a Henry Ford Health System study, treatment with hydroxychloroquine cut the death rate significantly in patients hospitalized with COVID-19; 91% received the drug within 48 hours of admission; https://www.henryford.com/news/2020/07/hydro-treatment-study

July 6, 2020 - CSL Behring announced that the first patient has been enrolled in its Phase 2 study to assess the safety and efficacy of its monoclonal antibody to treat patients with respiratory distress in patients with COVID-19 related pneumonia; https://www.cslbehring.com/newsroom/2020/csl-312-covid-19-trial-first-patient

July 6, 2020 - Emergent BioSolutions announced a five-year manufacturing services agreement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals (Johnson & Johnson) for large-scale manufacturing for Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine; https://investors.emergentbiosolutions.com/news-releases/news-release-details/emergent-biosolutions-signs-five-year-agreement-large-scale-drug

July 6, 2020 - FDA granted an EUA for the BD Veritor Plus System rapid, point-of-care, Covid-19 diagnostic test; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/07/06/ash-adm-brett-giroir-md-statement-on-fda-eua-approval-of-the-bd-veritor-portable.html

July 7, 2020 - HHS and DOD announced a $1.6 billion agreement with Novavax for commercial-scale manufacturing of the company’s COVID-19 vaccine; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/07/07/hhs-dod-collaborate-novavax-produce-millions-covid-19-investigational-vaccine-doses-commercial-scale-manufacturing-demonstration-projects.html

July 7, 2020 - HHS and DOD announced an aggreement with Regeneron for commercial-scale manufacturing of the company’s COVID-19 anti-viral antibody treatment; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/07/07/hhs-dod-collaborate-regeneron-large-scale-manufacturing-demonstration-project-covid-19-investigational-therapeutic-treatment.html

July 7, 2020 - GSK and Medicago collaborating to develop an adjuvanted COVID-19 vaccine; https://www.gsk.com/en-gb/media/press-releases/gsk-and-medicago-announce-collaboration-to-develop-a-novel-adjuvanted-covid-19-candidate-vaccine/

July 8, 2020 - Moderna completed enrollment for its Phase 2 study of its vaccine; https://investors.modernatx.com/news-releases/news-release-details/moderna-completes-enrollment-phase-2-study-its-mrna-vaccine

July 8, 2020 - Medicago and Dynavax collaborating to develop an adjuvanted COVID-19 vaccine; https://www.medicago.com/en/newsroom/dynavax-and-medicago-announce-collaboration-to-develop-a-novel-adjuvanted-covid-19-vaccine-candidate/

July 8, 2020 - Becton, Dickinson announced the formation of a public-private partnership with BARDA, part of HHS, to develop new manufacturing lines for hundreds of millions of syringes and needles to support current and future pandemic vaccination efforts; https://www.bd.com/en-us/company/news-and-media/press-releases/2020-07-08-bd-partners-with-u-s-government-on-70-million-manufacturing-infrastructure-project-for-mass-vaccination-campaigns

July 8, 2020 - Emergent BioSolutions announced collaboration with ImmunoTek Bio Centers and Mount Sinai Health System to develop, manufacture, and conduct clinical trials of Emergent BioSolutions' plasma-derived polyclonal antibody therapy for patients with COVID-19; https://investors.emergentbiosolutions.com/news-releases/news-release-details/mount-sinai-health-system-emergent-biosolutions-and-immunotek

July 9, 2020 - Moderna and ROVI announce collaboration for outside-of-the-US Fill-Finish Manufacturing of Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine; https://investors.modernatx.com/news-releases/news-release-details/moderna-and-rovi-announce-collaboration-ous-fill-finish

July 13, 2020 - Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech announced that two of the companies’ COVID-19 vaccine candidates received Fast Track designation from the US FDA; both are currently undergoing Phase 1/2 clinical studies; https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-release/press-release-detail/pfizer-and-biontech-granted-fda-fast-track-designation-two

July 13, 2020 - Medicago began Phase I clinical trials for its COVID-19 vaccine, separate trials with GlaxoSmithKline's and Dynavax's adjuvants; https://www.medicago.com/en/newsroom/medicago-begins-phase-i-clinical-trials-for-its-covid-19-vaccine-candidate/

July 13, 2020 - Under the DPA, DOD in coordination with HHS awarded Renco Corp. a NTE $22.4 million contract with Lydall, Inc. to increase domestic production capacity of Nitrile beutadine rubber gloves; https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Contracts/Contract/Article/2272447/

July 14, 2020 - HHS announced a large-scale procurement of FDA-authorized rapid point-of-care diagnostic test instruments and tests for nursing homes in COVID-19 hotspot geographic areas; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/07/14/trump-administration-announces-initiative-more-faster-covid-19-testing-nursing-homes.html

July 15, 2020 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute announced research indicating that the common blood thinner heparin could be used as a "decoy" to hinder the multiplication of the coronavirus; https://www.newswise.com/coronavirus/common-fda-approved-drug-may-effectively-neutralize-virus-that-causes-covid-19/?article_id=734746

July 19, 2020 - Under the DPA, DOD in coordination with HHS awarded Crosstex International a $3.5 million contract to increase domestic production capacity of surgical masks; https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2279253/dod-awards-35-million-contract-to-crosstex-international-inc-to-increase-domest/

July 20, 2020 - BioNTech and Pfizer announced initial data from their Phase 1/2 trial showed the COVID-19 vaccine produced both antibodies and T-cells in patients; https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-release/press-release-detail/pfizer-and-biontech-announce-early-positive-update-german

July 20, 2020 - Oxford University COVID-19 vaccine produced both antibodies and T-cells in patients; https://www.astrazeneca.com/content/astraz/media-centre/press-releases/2020/covid-19-vaccine-azd1222-showed-robust-immune-responses-in-all-participants-in-phase-i-ii-trial.html

July 22, 2020 - Pfizer and BioNTech announced an agreement with the US HHS Department and the DoD under Operation Warp Speed to begin delivering 300 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine in 2021, with the US government receiving 100 million doses of the vaccine; https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-release/press-release-detail/pfizer-and-biontech-announce-agreement-us-government-600 , https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-22/pfizer-biontech-receive-u-s-order-for-covid-vaccine , https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/07/22/us-government-engages-pfizer-produce-millions-doses-covid-19-vaccine.html

July 23, 2020 - Novavax and FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies announced today an agreement to manufacture COVID-19 vaccine, with the first batch already started at FUJIFILM's facility in North Carolina; https://ir.novavax.com/news-releases/news-release-details/novavax-and-fujifilm-diosynth-biotechnologies-initiate-large

July 23, 2020 - Medigen Vaccine Biologics and Dynavax announced collaboration to advance COVID-19 vaccine development using Dynavax's adjuvant; https://investors.dynavax.com/news-releases/news-release-details/dynavax-and-medigen-announce-collaboration-develop-novel , http://www.medigenvac.com/public/en/news/detail/57?from_sort=2

July 23, 2020 - Under the DPA, DOD in coordination with HHS awarded Pall Corporation a NTE $4.9 million contract to increase domestic production capacity of ventilator filters; https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2286217/dod-awards-49-million-contract-to-pall-corporation-to-increase-industrial-base/

July 25, 2020 - Under the DPA, DOD in coordination with HHS signed a $2.75 million contract with NPS to increase domestic capacity of meltblown filtration media, a key component in N95 masks; https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2288304/dod-awards-275-million-contract-to-nps-to-increase-domestic-production-of-meltb/

July 25, 2020 - Under the DPA, DOD in coordination with HHS signed a $7.6 million contract with Hologic, Inc. to increase domestic production of consumables for sample collection and testing for Covid-19;https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2288926/dod-hhs-award-76-million-contract-to-hologic-inc-to-expand-domestic-production/ , https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/07/26/hhs-dod-invest-7-6m-hologic-expand-production-custom-sample-collection-processing-consumables-covid-19-tests.html

July 26, 2020 - Moderna announced a modification to its contract with BARDA for additional funding to support late development, including the expanded Phase 3 study of its COVID-19 vaccine; https://investors.modernatx.com/news-releases/news-release-details/moderna-announces-expansion-barda-agreement-support-larger-phase

July 27, 2020 - Moderna announced announced that the Phase 3 study of its COVID-19 vaccine has begun dosing participants; the randomized, placebo-controlled trial will include some 30,000 US participants; https://investors.modernatx.com/news-releases/news-release-details/moderna-announces-phase-3-cove-study-mrna-vaccine-against-covid

July 27, 2020 - Pfizer and BioNTech announced the start of a global Phase 2/3 clinical study of its COVID-19 vaccine, which will include up to 30,000 participants; https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-release/press-release-detail/pfizer-and-biontech-choose-lead-mrna-vaccine-candidate-0

July 27, 2020 - As part of the agreement between Novavax and FUJIFILM and of Operation Warp Speed, mass production of the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine will be done at FUJIFILM's Texas A & M University facility; https://www.kxxv.com/brazos/u-s-chooses-texas-a-m-bio-manufacturing-center-for-production-of-covid-19-vaccine-candidates , https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/07/27/hhs-reserves-and-rapidly-expands-manufacturing-capacity-for-covid-19-vaccines-at-texas-center.html

July 27, 2020 - Humanigen announced that the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, one of the National Institutes of Health have executed an agreement for a Big Effect Trial as part of the Phase III test of Lenzilumab, whether it prevents and treats cytokine storm in COVID-19 patients; https://www.humanigen.com/press/National-Institutes-of-Health-Selects-Humanigen%E2%80%99s-Lenzilumab-for-its-COVID-19-Big-Effect-Trial

July 28, 2020 - Grifols announced it has delivered the first batches of its anti-Covid-19 hyperimmune globulin for clinical trials, in collaboration with the US FDA and BARDA; https://www.grifols.com/en/view-news/-/news/grifols-delivers-first-manufactured-batches-of-its-anti-sars-cov-2-hyperimmune-globulin-for-clinical-trials

July 29, 2020 - FDA granted NeuroRx and partner Relief Therapeutics an expanded access protocol for their experimental Covid-19 respiratory failure treatment; RLF-100 is designed to inhibit pro-inflammatory cytokines and protect alveolar cells in the lungs; https://www.neurorxpharma.com/news/fda-approves-expanded-access-to-wilmington-companys-experimental-covid-19-therapy/

June 29, 2020 - HHS announced an agreement to secure large supplies of remdesivir for the US from Gilead Sciences through September; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/06/29/trump-administration-secures-new-supplies-remdesivir-united-states.html

July 30, 2020 - Janssen Research (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccine began Phase I/IIa clinical trial in the US and Belgium; https://www.jnj.com/single-dose-of-johnson-johnson-covid-19-vaccine-candidate-demonstrates-robust-protection-in-pre-clinical-studies

July 31, 2020 - To date, the FDA has currently authorized 194 tests under EUAs; these include 159 molecular tests, 33 antibody tests, and 2 antigen tests; https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-daily-roundup-july-31-2020

July 31, 2020 - Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline announced an agreement under Operation Warp Speed for funding clinical trials and delivery of 100 million doses, with an option for 500 million more doses; https://www.gsk.com/en-gb/media/press-releases/sanofi-and-gsk-selected-for-operation-warp-speed-to-supply-united-states-government-with-100-million-doses-of-covid-19-vaccine/ , https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/07/31/hhs-dod-partner-sanofi-gsk-commercial-scale-manufacturing-demonstration-project-produce-millions-covid-19-investigational-vaccine-doses.html

August 2, 2020 - NeuroRx's RLF-100 (aviptadil) clinical trial showed rapid recovery from respiratory failure and inhibition of coronavirus replication in human lung cells in Phase II/III trials; https://www.bloomberg.com/press-releases/2020-08-02/rlf-100-aviptadil-clinical-trial-showed-rapid-recovery-from-respiratory-failure-and-inhibition-of-coronavirus-replication-in

August 3, 2020 - AbCellera announced that its antibody, discovered in collaboration with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Vaccine Research Center (VRC) and co-developed with Eli Lilly and Company (Lilly) as a potential treatment and prophylaxis for COVID-19, has begun Phase 3 clinical trials; https://www.abcellera.com/news/2020-08-03-abcellera-provides-covid-19-program-update , http://lilly.mediaroom.com/2020-08-03-Lilly-Initiates-Phase-3-Trial-of-LY-CoV555-for-Prevention-of-COVID-19-at-Long-Term-Care-Facilities-in-Partnership-with-the-National-Institute-of-Allergy-and-Infectious-Diseases-NIAID , - https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-launches-clinical-trial-test-antibody-treatment-hospitalized-covid-19-patients , https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-clinical-trial-test-antibodies-other-experimental-therapeutics-mild-moderate-covid-19

August 4, 2020 - Under the DPA, DOD in coordination with HHS signed a $104 million contract with Duopross Meditech Corporation, Cardinal Health Inc., Gold Coast Medical Supply, LP, HTL STREFA Inc., Quality Impact, Inc., and Medline Industries, Inc. to procure 500M syringes and safety needles for Covid-19 vaccinations; https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2302139/dod-awards-104-million-for-procurement-of-syringes-in-support-of-us-covid-19-va/

August 5, 2020 - Johnson & Johnson announced an agreement between its Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies and the US government for large scale domestic manufacturing and delivery of 100 million doses of Janssen's Covid-19 vaccine, subject to successful testing and with an option to purchase an additional 200 million doses; https://www.janssen.com/johnson-johnson-announces-agreement-us-government-100-million-doses-investigational-covid-19-vaccine , https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/08/05/hhs-dod-collaborate-with-johnson-and-johnson-to-produce-millions-of-covid-19-investigational-vaccine-doses.html

August 7, 2020 - Pfizer announced a multi-year agreement with Gilead Sciences to manufacture and supply Gilead’s investigational antiviral remdesivir; https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-release/press-release-detail/pfizer-announces-agreement-gilead-manufacture-remdesivir

August 10, 2020 - Vaxart filed for permission to start Phase I testing of its oral Covid-19 vaccine; https://investors.vaxart.com/news-releases/news-release-details/vaxart-announces-ind-filed-covid-19-vaccine

August 10, 2020 - Gilead applied to the FDA for approval of Remdisivir as a treatment for Covid-19; https://www.gilead.com/news-and-press/press-room/press-releases/2020/8/gilead-submits-new-drug-application-to-us-food-and-drug-administration-for-veklury-remdesivir-for-the-treatment-of-covid19

August 10, 2020 - Humanigen is expanding its Phase III Study of Lenzilumab to prevent and treat cytokine storm in COVID-19 patients to Brazil; https://www.humanigen.com/press/Humanigen-Expands-Phase-III-Study-of-Lenzilumab-in-COVID-19-to-Brazil

August 10, 2020 - Under the DPA, DOD in support of HHS signed an agreement with BioFire Defense, LLC that will triple its Covid-19 test manufacturing capacity; https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2307721/dod-hhs-announce-dpa-title-iii-agreement-with-biofire-defense-llc-to-expand-dom/

August 10, 2020 - Two Phase III trials of Regeneron's monoclonal antibodies can prevent Covid-19 infection in healthy adults who are at risk of infection due to close contact at work or home with an infected person; https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/clinical-trials-monoclonal-antibodies-prevent-covid-19-now-enrolling

August 11, 2020 - Moderna announced that the U.S. government has secured 100 million doses of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine; https://investors.modernatx.com/news-releases/news-release-details/moderna-announces-supply-agreement-us-government-initial-100 , https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/08/11/trump-administration-collaborates-with-moderna-produce-100-million-doses-covid-19-investigational-vaccine.html

August 13, 2020 - HHS announced combined investments of $6.5 million in Aegis Sciences Corporation and Sonic Healthcare USA to expand capacity to conduct up to 4 million additional Covid-19 tests per month; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/08/13/hhs-invests-in-diagnostic-labs-to-expand-covid-19-testing-capacity-in-the-united-states.html

August 14, 2020 - Mayo Clinic and collaborators have published information about results of testing plasma transfusions in 35K+ patients between April 4 and July 4; https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/convalescent-plasma-associated-with-reduced-covid-19-mortality-in-35000-plus-hospitalized-patients/

August 14, 2020 - HHS and DoD announced that under Operation Warp Speed, McKesson Corp. will be the distributor of Covid-19 vaccines and related supplies; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/08/14/trump-administration-collaborates-mckesson-covid-19-vaccine-distribution.html , https://www.defense.gov/Newsroom/Releases/Release/Article/2313808/trump-administration-collaborates-with-mckesson-for-covid-19-vaccine-distributi/

August 15, 2020 - The FDA issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for Yale School of Public Health's SalivaDirect COVID-19 diagnostic test; a saliva sample can be collected in any sterile container, and the test does not require a step used in other saliva tests that has been susceptible to shortages; https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-issues-emergency-use-authorization-yale-school-public-health

August 17, 2020 - CytoDyn submitted its Top-line Report from its recently completed Phase 2 trial for COVID-19 patients with mild-to-moderate symptoms to the US FDA and requested emergency use approval; https://www.cytodyn.com/newsroom/press-releases/detail/460/cytodyn-submits-its-top-line-report-from-its-phase-2

August 17, 2020 - Novavax announced the beginning of a Phase 2b clinical trial in South Africa of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate; https://ir.novavax.com/news-releases/news-release-details/novavax-initiates-efficacy-trial-covid-19-vaccine-south-africa

August 19, 2020 - Regeneron and Roche will collaborate to develope and manufacture Regeneron's two antibody "cocktail", increasing capacity by at least three and a half times; Regeneron will distribute inside the US and Roche will distribute outside the US; https://investor.regeneron.com/index.php/news-releases/news-release-details/regeneron-and-roche-collaborate-significantly-increase-global

August 20, 2020 - Under the DPA, HHS contracted with Becton Dickinson and Quidel Corporation through September to purchase diagnostic systems and assays for COVID-19 testing for ~14,000 nursing homes certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/08/20/trump-administration-uses-defense-production-act-to-aid-our-most-vulnerable.html

August 21, 2020 - The FDA issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) to NovaSterilis, Inc. for its N95 respirator decontamination device; https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-daily-roundup-august-21-2020

August 23, 2020 - Expanded Access Program for Convalescent Plasma discontinues enrollment as FDA authorizes its emergency use; the treatment has been used with more than 70K patients; https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/expanded-access-program-for-convalescent-plasma-discontinues-enrollment-as-fda-authorizes-its-emergency-use/

August 24, 2020 - Novavax announced that the first volunteers have been enrolled in the Phase 2 portion of its ongoing clinical trial of its Covid-19 vaccine; https://ir.novavax.com/news-releases/news-release-details/novavax-initiates-phase-2-portion-phase-12-clinical-trial-covid

August 24, 2020 - Belgian study following official guidance released March 13 of low dose hydrochloroquine (HCQ) only with 8075 Covid-19 patients (3533 were in the control group that did not receive HCQ) found that HCQ significantly reduced the death rate; https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0924857920303423?via%3Dihub

August 25, 2020 - The first participants have been dosed in a Phase I trial of an AstraZeneca combination of two monoclonal antibodies for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19; https://www.astrazeneca.com/content/astraz/media-centre/press-releases/2020/phase-1-clinical-trial-initiated-for-monoclonal-antibody-combination-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-covid-19.html

August 25, 2020 - CytoDyn announced it has enrolled 195 in its Phase 3 trial for COVID-19 patients with severe-to-critical symptoms, the requisite number to perform an interim analysis of the 28-day phase of the trial; https://www.cytodyn.com/newsroom/press-releases/detail/466/cytodyn-reaches-enrollment-of-195-patients-in-its-phase-3

August 25, 2020 - HHSannounced the release of 1.5 million N95 respirators from the Strategic National Stockpile distribution to approximately 3,336 US nursing home facilities; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/08/25/trump-administration-release-1-5-million-n95-respirators-from-strategic-national-stockpile-distribution-nursing-homes.html

August 26, 2020 - FDA issued an EUA for Abbott Laboratories' BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card, which can give test results in 15 minutes on a small card and costs $5 each; https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/covid-19-update-fda-authorizes-first-diagnostic-test-where-results-can-be-read-directly-testing-card

August 27, 2020 - The Trump administration purchased 150 million of Abbott Laboratories' newly approved BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card tests; https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2020/08/27/Trump-administration-buys-150M-card-based-COVID-19-tests-authorized-by-FDA/6241598539001/ , https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/08/27/trump-administration-will-deploy-150-million-rapid-tests-in-2020.html

August 27, 2020 - To date, the FDA has currently authorized 226 tests under EUAs, including 182 molecular tests, 40 antibody tests, and 4 antigen tests; https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-daily-roundup-august-27-2020

August 28, 2020 - The FDA issued an EUA allowing the use of remdesivir with Covid-19 patients in any stage of the disease; https://www.gilead.com/news-and-press/press-room/press-releases/2020/8/gileads-investigational-antiviral-veklury-remdesivir-receives-us-food-and-drug-administration-emergency-use-authorization-for-the-treatment-of-p

August 31, 2020 - Vir Biotechnology and GlaxoSmithKline announced the first patient was dosed last week in a phase 2/3 study of an anti-Covid-19 monoclonal antibody, for the early treatment of COVID-19 in patients; https://www.gsk.com/en-gb/media/press-releases/vir-biotechnology-and-gsk-start-phase-23-study-of-covid-19-antibody-treatment/ ; https://investors.vir.bio/news-releases/news-release-details/vir-biotechnology-and-gsk-start-phase-23-study-covid-19-antibody

September 2, 2020 - The Department of HHS is canceling some remaining orders for ventilators, explaining that the national stockpile has reached its maximum capacity of 120000; https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/hhs-cancelling-ventilator-contracts-stockpile-full-72765067

September 2, 2020 - The director of the CDC asked US state governors to prepare for large-scale distribution of a Covid-19 vaccine by November 1st; the distribution would be carried out by McKesson Corp.; https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/cdc-tells-states-prepare-large-scale-distribution-covid-19-vaccine-n1239149

September 2, 2020 - JAMA published a study showing that dexamethasone reduced the need for ventilator support in hospitalized COVID-19 patients; https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2020/09/02/Dexamethasone-other-corticosteroids-help-hospitalized-COVID-19-patients/4661599054386/

September 3, 2020 - Sanofi and GSK started the Phase 1/2 clinical trial for their adjuvanted COVID-19 vaccine; https://www.sanofi.com/en/media-room/press-releases/2020/2020-09-03-07-00-00 , https://www.gsk.com/en-gb/media/press-releases/sanofi-and-gsk-initiate-phase-12-clinical-trial-of-covid-19-adjuvanted-recombinant-protein-based-vaccine-candidate/

September 8, 2020 - CEOs of AstraZeneca, BioNTech, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, Moderna, Novavax, Pfizer, and Sanofi announced a pledge to uphold the integrity of the scientific process in their work towards regulatory filings and approvals of COVID-19 vaccines; https://www.astrazeneca.com/content/astraz/media-centre/press-releases/2020/biopharma-leaders-unite-to-stand-with-science.html , https://www.janssen.com/biopharma-leaders-unite-stand-science , https://www.jnj.com/biopharma-leaders-unite-to-stand-with-science , https://www.merck.com/news/biopharma-leaders-unite-to-stand-with-science/ , https://investors.modernatx.com/news-releases/news-release-details/biopharma-leaders-unite-stand-science , https://ir.novavax.com/news-releases/news-release-details/biopharma-leaders-unite-stand-science , https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-release/press-release-detail/biopharma-leaders-unite-stand-science ; this was the companies' response to - and anticipating further - politically motivated attempts to create doubt of the vaccine(s) likely to be approved in the near future

September 8, 2020 - Inovio announced that Thermo Fisher Scientific has signed a letter of intent to manufacture INOVIO's DNA COVID-19 vaccine; http://ir.inovio.com/news-releases/news-releases-details/2020/INOVIO-Adds-Thermo-Fisher-Scientific-To-Global-Manufacturing-Consortium/default.aspx

September 9, 2020 - HHS authorized state-licensed pharmacists to order and administer, and state-licensed or registered pharmacy interns acting under proper supervision to administer, COVID-19 vaccinations to persons ages 3 or older; https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2020/09/09/trump-administration-takes-action-to-expand-access-to-covid-19-vaccines.html

September 10, 2020 - NIH launched two of three adaptive Phase 3 clinical trials evaluating the safety and effectiveness of varying types of blood thinners to treat adults diagnosed with COVID-19; https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-activ-initiative-launches-adaptive-clinical-trials-blood-clotting-treatments-covid-19

August 14, 2020 - Eli Lilly and Incyte announced that Baricitinib in combination with remdesivir met the primary endpoint of reduction of time to recovery in comparison with remdesivir alone; http://lilly.mediaroom.com/2020-09-14-Baricitinib-in-Combination-with-Remdesivir-Reduces-Time-to-Recovery-in-Hospitalized-Patients-with-COVID-19-in-NIAID-Sponsored-ACTT-2-Trial , https://investor.incyte.com/news-releases/news-release-details/baricitinib-combination-remdesivir-reduces-time-recovery

September 14, 2020 - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine announced an antibody component that in a drug can be infused into tissue or inhaled that can neutralize the virus that causes Covid-19; the NIH provided some of the research funding; https://www.pittwire.pitt.edu/news/pitt-scientists-discover-tiny-antibody-component-highly-effective-preventing-and-treating-sars , https://www.upmc.com/media/news/040220-falo-gambotto-sars-cov2-vaccine

September 16, 2020 - Eli Lilly announced the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 2 study of a Covid-19 neutralizing antibody improved viral clearance from Day 11 for the placebo group to Day 3 for those who received the antibody; http://lilly.mediaroom.com/2020-09-16-Lilly-announces-proof-of-concept-data-for-neutralizing-antibody-LY-CoV555-in-the-COVID-19-outpatient-setting

September 17, 2020 - Eli Lilly and Amgen announced a global antibody manufacturing collaboration for Lilly's anti-COVID-19 antibody to significantly increase supply capacity; http://lilly.mediaroom.com/2020-09-17-Lilly-and-Amgen-Announce-Manufacturing-Collaboration-for-COVID-19-Antibody-Therapies
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A detailed guide to the coronavirus drugs and vaccines in development
By DAMIAN GARDE // MARCH 2, 2020

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Here’s a guide to some of the most talked-about efforts to treat or prevent coronavirus infection, with details on the science, history, and timeline for each endeavor.

Gilead Sciences
Approach: Treatment
Stage: Phase 3
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Moderna Therapeutics
Approach: Vaccine
Stage: Phase 1
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CureVac
Approach: Vaccine
Stage: Preclinical
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GlaxoSmithKline
Approach: Vaccine
Stage: Preclinical
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Inovio Pharmaceuticals
Approach: Vaccine
Stage: Preclinical
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Johnson & Johnson
Approach: Vaccine and treatment
Stage: Preclinical
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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Approach: Treatment
Stage: Preclinical
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Sanofi
Approach: Vaccine
Stage: Preclinical
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Vir Biotechnology
Approach: Treatment
Stage: Preclinical

There is an Israeli firm whose experimental vaccine isn't on that list, https://www.jpost.com/HEALTH-SCIENCE/Israeli-scientists-In-three-weeks-we-will-have-coronavirus-vaccine-619101 .
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https://spectrum.ieee.org/the-human-os/biomedical/bionics/darpas-firebreak-treatment-for-the-coronavirus
By Eliza Strickland // 05 Mar 2020 | 17:00 GMT

DARPA Races To Create a "Firebreak" Treatment for the Coronavirus

When DARPA launched its Pandemic Preparedness Platform (P3) program two years ago, the pandemic was theoretical. It seemed like a prudent idea to develop a quick response to emerging infectious diseases. Researchers working under the program sought ways to confer instant (but short-term) protection from a dangerous virus or bacteria.

Today, as the novel coronavirus causes a skyrocketing number of COVID-19 cases around the world, the researchers are racing to apply their experimental techniques to a true pandemic playing out in real time. “Right now, they have one shot on goal,” says DARPA program manager Amy Jenkins. “We’re really hoping it works.”

The P3 program’s plan was to start with a new pathogen and to “develop technology to deliver medical countermeasures in under 60 days—which was crazy, unheard of,” says Jenkins. The teams have proven they can meet this ambitious timeline in previous trials using the influenza and Zika viruses. Now they’re being asked to pull off the same feat with the new coronavirus, which more formally goes by the name SARS-CoV-2 and causes the illness known as COVID-19.
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2020, 07:02:12 PM »
Des Moines mayor declares state of emergency over Iowa's coronavirus 'community spread'

Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie has declared a state of emergency, prohibiting gatherings of more than 250 people on public property.

Cownie signed the proclamation Sunday, less than a day after Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the state's first case of "community spread" of the novel coronavirus. The designation means COVID-19 has spread from an unknown source and isn't linked to travel.

Reynolds announced the case was linked to Dallas County, which includes Des Moines' western suburbs. In a news conference Sunday, Cownie said that case "opened a lot of people’s eyes."

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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2020, 08:38:33 PM »
Prohibiting public assembly is not going to end well.
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Des Moines mayor declares state of emergency over Iowa's coronavirus 'community spread'

Des Moines Mayor Frank Cownie has declared a state of emergency, prohibiting gatherings of more than 250 people on public property.

Cownie signed the proclamation Sunday, less than a day after Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the state's first case of "community spread" of the novel coronavirus. The designation means COVID-19 has spread from an unknown source and isn't linked to travel.

Reynolds announced the case was linked to Dallas County, which includes Des Moines' western suburbs. In a news conference Sunday, Cownie said that case "opened a lot of people’s eyes."

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/2020/03/15/coronavirus-iowa-des-moines-mayor-declares-state-emergency/5054544002/

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Great idea to have this.

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Hopefully this vaccine will work and not just be a bandaid giving people false hope -- that will only spread this virus till its out of control.

Much like the flu vaccine -- every year they project which flu virus they think well be effective -- it is hit or miss every year.  Oh, and then they cover their butts by saying even the wrong strain of flu vaccine will help.  B.S.
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« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2020, 03:57:20 PM »
Hopefully this vaccine will work and not just be a bandaid giving people false hope -- that will only spread this virus till its out of control.

Much like the flu vaccine -- every year they project which flu virus they think well be effective -- it is hit or miss every year.  Oh, and then they cover their butts by saying even the wrong strain of flu vaccine will help.  B.S.

The item to which you were referring was about testing a treatment rather than a vaccine. But a test of Moderna's experimental vaccine also began today. It was just 64 days ago that China identified the coronavirus to WHO, and both a treatment and a vaccine are in testing.
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The item to which you were referring was about testing a treatment rather than a vaccine. But a test of Moderna's experimental vaccine also began today. It was just 64 days ago that China identified the coronavirus to WHO, and both a treatment and a vaccine are in testing.

The other stat that I heard is that it will be at least a year before they have a vaccine that can be administered to the general population.

This is going to be a very loooong year!
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The other stat that I heard is that it will be at least a year before they have a vaccine that can be administered to the general population.

This is going to be a very loooong year!

As I posted in another thread, the FDA's testing and approval process is haunted by Thalidomide and DES. To use an analogy I've read elsewhere, if "safety" and "speed" are two pans in a pan balance, the FDA process starts with an anvil in the "safety" pan.
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« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2020, 12:33:02 AM »
Prohibiting public assembly is not going to end well.
How so?


How about a temporary short term measure, to save lives?

BTW South Coast Plaza, a favorite of visitors from Asia, closed today.

An Asian owned gun store in San Gabrial Valley, reported increased gun sales. I presume they are selling to area Asians, fearing attacks over their ethnicity.

Way beyond Ironic, since many medical personnel are Asians, walking into the fire every day to help people.



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« Reply #15 on: March 17, 2020, 02:30:23 AM »
How so?


How about a temporary short term measure, to save lives?

BTW South Coast Plaza, a favorite of visitors from Asia, closed today.

An Asian owned gun store in San Gabrial Valley, reported increased gun sales. I presume they are selling to area Asians, fearing attacks over their ethnicity.

Way beyond Ironic, since many medical personnel are Asians, walking into the fire every day to help people.

A temporary measure will be OK, unless/until people start to get the notion the National Government is lying about the need.  :shrug:
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« Reply #16 on: March 17, 2020, 02:49:02 AM »
A temporary measure will be OK, unless/until people start to get the notion the National Government is lying about the need.  :shrug:

In the real world, peope are dying, shopping panic is taking place, govt. from highest to most local is implementing shelter-in-place" isolation, to "flatten the curve" and minimize the spread.

I think they have studied nations that did well, (So. Korea) and those that did poorly (Italy)

I hear the strong indication is the shutdown is the best course of action.

My wife's friend living in Harbin China reported they were free after 6 weeks of confinement, indicating the isolation worked there.

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« Reply #17 on: March 17, 2020, 04:21:40 AM »
I missed this earlier...just in case you did too.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UTvLwv28wY


Trump urges public to avoid crowds of 10 or more people
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He looks lucid.  He coudn't avoid patting his own back for where we find ourselves, but he has a course of action, and a health guideline.  His experts were informative, and President Trump also answered a lot of questions well.  He said most the media has been fair.  He said the Senate is negotiating with the House on a package.  He said he is working closely with the state governors.  He said the best thing he could do for the Stock Market is to get us through this virus.

I think that is a message that voters want to hear.  This was a really good press conference for President Trump  happy77

He is now ranting about the media on twitter in his tireless effort to combat COVID-19.   :thud:

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« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2020, 10:59:10 AM »
SF Bay Area counties began a three week quasi-lockdown, necessary trips only allowed, except for necessary businesses (e.g. stores, banks, medical offices and hospitals). Mrs. S in CA is working at home and I'll probably just be at home. The three week "shelter in place" duration extends beyond when our daughter is scheduled to fly back to China, so I'm not sure how she'll be affected.

https://www.sccgov.org/sites/phd/DiseaseInformation/novel-coronavirus/Pages/order-health-officer-031620.aspx
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« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2020, 01:37:13 PM »
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5jdgafH7eM


Trump, White House Coronavirus Task Force holds press briefing
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After a good performance yesterday President Trump was back to his usual unscripted barrage of vague.

"Progress is being made.  A very substantial increase in testing. 
The states are very much involved, and they have been involved from the begining, but we're stepping it up as much as we can.
I am speaking to lots of people and meeting lots of people.  Everybody is working strongly. 
The testing procedures are going well, and I think it's going to be something really great if it's done properly."
Then he kissed Gov Cuomo's ass

He eventually announced he was voiding Hippa laws concerning telehealth, and would not enforce infractions.

His back up dancers really shined today.
Pence was great at praising the President and good at promoting the 15-day guideline. 
He announced a public service ad campaign from the CDC, and a plea from private business for industrial masks. 
Mnuchin announced the purchase of a trillion dollar from the Fed and a 90 day tax extension.  Mnuchin also said he has talked with Pelosi twice today
Adml Brett Giroir USPSH said 31,878 test had been conducted by public labs like the CDC and 27,000 clinical test have been conducted, with 8,200 conducted yesterday. 
Since the first confirmed US test about 2 months ago on Jan 20th we have barely performed 50K tests. 
It's a pathetic figure because South Korea has been doing 10K per day for weeks but then they didn't go home for 4 day weekends like Majority Leader McConnell.

Dr. Birx asked young people to stop bar hoping, and promised the administration was committed to a real time website documenting statistics. 
She admitted that "Remember, all of these tests, the high speed tests were approved last Friday, last Friday night, and last Thursday night," when asked why less than 60K tests had been administered.
I didn't mind that much because I know they were lying their asses off weeks ago when they promised a million tests.

Dr Fauci was great.  "You don't want to put your loved ones at risk." I trust him.

Trump - "We are looking to save the maximum number of lives" which was awesome, but then he said he thought it was a pandemic before calling it a pandemic was cool

Near the end President Trump heaped great praise on the advisors standing next to him.  Then he moved on to the Congress "Democrats and Republicans." 
It was very classy and smart, but then Trump got into his usual rat/media ain't fair to me whine, and he was pulled for his nap.

90 minutes of questions and answers.  I'm impressed.  All in all this should have been a very good presser for the President.
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« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2020, 03:16:05 PM »
www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXL6HoBIsAo


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A third really good press conference lasting a hour with another press conference announced for later today or tomorrow morning.  I almost hate to be critical at all, because I think these press conferences have been good for the President, the people, and the markets, but the President was as usual the weakest speaker.  He said stuff like "it's the invisible enemy, that's always the toughest enemy, the invisible enemy, but we're going to defeat the invisible enemy.  I think we are going to do it even faster than we thought. and it will be a complete victory. It will be a total victory."  On the other hand he announced invoking the defense production act.  That sounds very important, even though nobody really explained why.  His advisers were excellent.  Lots of news, statistics, policy reinforcement, and announcements.

The President consistently defended the 15 day guidelines, he consistently spoke about bipartisanship, and he shouted out to Gov Cuomo several times.  I found all of that comforting and reinforcing my unrealistic fantasy that President Trump is focused on this virus, and the panic surrounding it, to the exclusion of all else.

I missed Dr Fauci, and Mnuchin.  I'm also waiting for the introduction of the head of the Pandemic Response Office that a fellow Briefer informed me was not dissolved by President Trump in 2018.  @Mesaclone   

2 things did aggravate me.  President Trump said the virus snuck up on us, and he wastes a lot of time calling the virus "the Chinese virus" and then unconvincingly defending it as not racist.
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« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2020, 07:52:34 PM »
China informed WHO of the outbreak in Wuhan of unknown cause: December 31, 2019, https://www.who.int/csr/don/05-january-2020-pneumonia-of-unkown-cause-china/en/

Covid-19 identified to WHO: January 11 and 12, 2020, https://www.who.int/csr/don/12-january-2020-novel-coronavirus-china/en/

China/WHO claims no evidence of  human to human transmission of corona virus: January 14, 2020, https://twitter.com/WHO/status/1217043229427761152 ,
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The US started screening arriving passengers from China: January 17, 2020, JFK, SFO, LAX https://www.businessinsider.com/new-disease-virus-china-us-airports-screening-cdc-2020-1 ; O'Hare and Hartsfield-Jackson January 22, 2020, https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/01/21/us-screenings-coronavirus-expanded-airports-atlanta-chicago/

Pharmaceuticals company working with US government to develop vaccine: January 22, 2020, Moderna, https://www.cnbc.com/2020/01/22/moderna-is-working-on-a-vaccine-for-chinas-deadly-coronavirus.html

Wuhan and other cities in Hubei Province shut down travel: January 23, 2020, https://news.cgtn.com/news/2020-01-27/5-million-people-left-Wuhan-before-the-lockdown-where-did-they-go--NACCu9wItW/index.html

US personnel evacuated from Wuhan: January 29, 2020 https://abcnews.go.com/US/us-chartering-evacuation-flight-wuhan-coronavirus-zone-california/story?id=68571310

State Department raised the travel advisory for China to Level 4, do not travel: January 31, 2020, https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/2020/01/31/coronavirus-china-flight-ban-delta-cuts-all-flights-white-house/4620989002/

Trump declared a public health emergency: January 31, 2020, https://abcnews.go.com/Health/delta-suspends-us-flights-china-amid-coronavirus/story?id=68666037

People entering the US from China forbidden: Announced January 31, 2020, effective February 2, 2020, https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/02/us/coronavirus-us-travel-restrictions/index.html This effectively ended flights from and to China, for obvious reasons. The current date for flights to resume is March 30, 2020.

An NIH clinical trial of Remdesivir begun: February 25, 2020, at University of Nebraska Medical Center, https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/nih-clinical-trial-remdesivir-treat-covid-19-begins

Experimental vaccine submitted for testing: February 26, 2020, Moderna, https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/25/business/moderna-coronavirus-vaccine/index.html

Testing labs allowed to use tests whose FDA Emergency Use Authorization requests are still pending: February 29, 2020, https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-issues-new-policy-help-expedite-availability-diagnostics

Army signed agreement with Gilead on experimental COVID-19 treatment: March 10, 2020, https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2020/03/10/army-signs-agreement-with-drug-giant-gilead-on-experimental-covid-19-treatment/, Remdesivir

OyaGen, Inc. announced experimental treatment studied by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: 3/10/2020, http://www.oyageninc.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/OyaGen-Press-for-03102020.pdf , "OYA1", not yet tested on humans

People entering the US from Europe forbidden: Announced March 11,2020, effective March 13, 2020, https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/travelers-rush-into-us-ahead-of-ban-on-europe-arrivals/ar-BB1173CZ

Eli Lilly announced partnership with research company to develop a treatment/vaccine as part of the DARP program: March 13, 2020, https://www.msn.com/en-us/finance/companies/eli-lilly-joins-race-to-develop-coronavirus-treatment/ar-BB116BNR

Trump declared National Emergency: March 13, 2020, https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/what-trumps-emergency-declaration-over-coronavirus-means-for-arizona/ar-BB11a6RO

Testing begins of Moderna's experimental coronavirus vaccine: March 16, 2020, at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, https://www.kpwashingtonresearch.org/news-and-events/recent-news/news-2020/kaiser-permanente-launches-coronavirus-vaccine-study-seattle
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« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2020, 08:02:29 PM »
Courtesy of @Hoodat and DailyCaller.com I added this to the OP timeline:

China/WHO claims no evidence of  human to human transmission of corona virus: January 14, 2020, https://twitter.com/WHO/status/1217043229427761152 ,

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Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China.

I did save a Snip of the Tweet in case it disappears. Intentional or unintentional, this very wrong information was a hindrance to countries trying to gauge appropriate action and would likely have caused some delay. Depending on when WHO did their about-face, Trump's January 17th action, the beginning of screening passengers arriving from China, may have been despite WHO's very wrong information.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2020, 08:06:51 PM by PeteS in CA »
US Coronavirus timeline: http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,395099.msg2169385.html#msg2169385

China Coronavirus timeline: http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,395099.msg2184146.html#msg2184146

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Re: Coronavirus and Covid-19 Related Events
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2020, 11:52:23 PM »
Japanese flu drug reportedly shows promise against coronavirus in clinical trials  -  https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/prevention-cures/488321-japanese-flu-drug-reportedly-shows-promise

I think this is how we are posting to this thread.

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Re: Coronavirus and Covid-19 Related Events
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2020, 01:00:19 PM »
Israeli researchers announce new, faster COVID-19 testing method
https://www.jns.org/israeli-researchers-successfully-test-new-faster-covid-19-testing-method/


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