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U.S. targets the stash houses of human smugglers

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has been finding and closing stash houses to protect migrants preyed upon by human smugglers.
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U.S. approves first treatment for hospitalized COVID-19 patients

U.S. regulators have approved a new treatment for COVID-19 as the United States continues wide-ranging efforts to develop a vaccine.
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Nobel Prize shines light on U.N. work to end hunger

Learn more about the United Nations' World Food Programme, which won the prestigious 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for its worldwide efforts to fight hunger.
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U.S. global vaccine distribution saves lives

The United States' long-standing support for global vaccine networks has helped build capacity for distributing a future COVID-19 vaccine.
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How vaccines work

Vaccines work by training the immune system to recognize and fight pathogens. Scientists are exploring new approaches for the novel coronavirus.
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U.S. supports Indo-Pacific partners in COVID-19 fight

The United States is working with India and Bangladesh to promote a free and open Indo-Pacific and fight the new coronavirus.
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Scientists who identified hepatitis C among U.S. Nobel winners

Seven Americans are among this year's Nobel Prize winners, including scientists who helped identify the hepatitis C virus, saving millions of lives.
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President Trump to the U.N.: ‘We will defeat the virus’

In his address to the United Nations, President Trump proclaimed the world would beat the COVID-19 pandemic and emerge stronger than before.
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COVID-19 vaccine research builds on U.S. successes

The United States has a long history of developing vaccines and providing humanitarian assistance to fight infectious diseases worldwide.