Coronavirus

Latest news from the CDC on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
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The U.S. fights coronavirus worldwide [rolling updates]

See the many ways that the U.S. government, businesses and private citizens are fighting the COVID-19 pandemic around the world.
Baby smiling while adult holds oral vaccine vial (USAID/MCSP/Allan Gichigi)

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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Global humanitarian aid has never been more important [video]

More than 168 million people need humanitarian assistance and protection. Together, we can ensure the most vulnerable people receive the aid they need.
Michael Pompeo standing at a lectern giving a speech (State Dept./Ron Przysucha)

In Rome, Pompeo salutes defenders of religious freedom

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo urges religious leaders to defend those who are forbidden from practicing their faith by authoritarian regimes.
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Americans read more, including literature in translation

During the pandemic, when it’s important to think about other people’s perspectives, Americans are reading more translated books.
President Trump standing at lectern with overlaid quote about vaccine distribution and defeating COVID-19 pandemic (White House/Joyce N. Boghosian)

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.
Doctor giving injection to boy in school gym with two other medical professionals (© AP Images)

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.