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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Statement from the Press Secretary

Statement from the Press Secretary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Statements from Whitehouse on G20

Statements from Whitehouse on G20

Washington, DC…President Donald J. Trump participated in the second day of the virtual G20 Leaders Summit on November 22, 2020. President Trump discussed the economic model he has enacted through cutting taxes and regulations, promoting abundant and affordable energy, and negotiating trade agreements grounded in the principles of fairness and reciprocity. President Trump expressed the […]

President-Elect Joe Biden Announces Members of White House Senior Staff

President-Elect Joe Biden Announces Members of White House Senior Staff

Washington, DC…President-elect Joe Biden has announced new members of his White House senior staff. These diverse, experienced, and talented individuals demonstrate President-elect Biden’s continued commitment to building an administration that not only looks like America, but is also ready to deliver results for working families on day one. “I’m proud to name additional members of […]

Pfizer and Biontech to Submit Emergency Use Authorization Request Yesterday to the U.S. FDA for COVID-19 Vaccine

Pfizer and Biontech to Submit Emergency Use Authorization Request Yesterday to the U.S. FDA for COVID-19 Vaccine

New York & Mainz, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX) announced they will submit a request today to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of their mRNA vaccine candidate, BNT162b2 against SARS-CoV-2, which will potentially enable use of the vaccine in high-risk populations in the U.S. by […]

FDA Authorizes Drug Combination for Treatment of COVID-19

FDA Authorizes Drug Combination for Treatment of COVID-19

Washington, DC…The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the drug baricitinib, in combination with remdesivir, for the treatment of suspected or laboratory confirmed COVID-19 in hospitalized adults and pediatric patients two years of age or older requiring supplemental oxygen, invasive mechanical ventilation, or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). In a clinical […]