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  • COVID-19 Update: FDA’s Ongoing Commitment to Transparency for COVID-19 EUAs

    Emergency use authorizations, or EUAs, are an important tool in our country’s fight against COVID-19 and other public health emergencies. While EUAs have received increased attention during the COVID-19 public health emergency, EUAs are not a new tool to the FDA. I want to take a moment to reaffirm FDA’s commitment to transparency around the EUA process and share some updates on our plan to provide more information about FDA’s decisions to issue, revise or revoke EUAs for drugs and biological products, including vaccines.
  • Military Health System participating in COVID-19 vaccine trial

    Five military medical treatment facilities in the National Capital Region, Texas, and California are participating in a phase 3 clinical trial testing the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in development under Operation Warp Speed. The DoD sites are actively enrolling study participants, with a goal to recruit up to 1,000 volunteers in each of the three market areas towards the total AstraZeneca clinical trial enrollment of 30,000 people.
  • An AFMS look at Operation Warp Speed

    Take a peak inside Operation Warp Speed headquarters in Washington D.C. Operation Warp Speed is an effort by several U.S. government components and public partnerships to facilitate the development, manufacturing and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics.
  • DHA leaders recognize CCP collection campaign contributors & donors

    Top Department of Defense leaders came together to recognize individuals and teams across the DoD for their effort in meeting the department’s goal of collecting 10,000 units of COVID-19 convalescent plasma by September 30.
  • 48 years in uniform

    When Craig Thomas enlisted as an Aerial Port Squadron Technician in the U.S. Air Force in December 1971, he never imagined he would become a doctor, let alone that he would go on to serve for over 48 years. “It’s been quite a journey,” said Thomas.
  • ACC Command Surgeon, Mental Health Branch Chief, address Covid-19 reluctance 

    Brig. Gen. Sharon Bannister, command surgeon of Air Combat Command and Lt. Col. Michael McCarthy, ACC mental health branch chief, virtually discussed staying remote and ready, with ACC Public Affairs, Oct. 6, 2020. A few of the primary topics that were discussed with Bannister and McCarthy are the reluctance of reporting when having symptoms related to COVID-19 and testing availability, and, with flu season approaching, how do we determine one over the other.
  • Patriot Express travel at BWI, SEATAC to require on-site, rapid COVID-19 testing

    To mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and to meet long-standing commitments to U.S. allies and partners, the Department of Defense began rapid, on-site COVID-19 testing for passengers departing Baltimore Washington International Airport and Seattle Tacoma Airport aboard Patriot Express flights for official duty at overseas locations.
  • Operation Warp Speed technology, expertise help determine vaccine distribution

    Ten military officers assigned to Operation Warp Speed are embedded at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to assist the allocation and distribution of COVID-19 vaccine.
  • I'm the FDA point person on COVID-19 vaccines. We'll make sure they're safe and effective.

    This Op-Ed by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration was originally published in USA Today. Placement of this Op-Ed does not imply promotion, nor unofficial or official endorsement, by the United States Air Force Office of the Air Force Surgeon General.
  • Ramstein humanitarian assistance & medical prowess

    With the ongoing pandemic, medical services are being relied upon more often. It goes without saying that medicine and treatments will always be needed in some capacity or another.
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