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The U.S. is Leading the Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Developing a Vaccine

As outlined in its recent  Action Plan , the United States is bringing together the brightest minds in U.S. government agencies, the private sector, universities, and overseas partners to develop vaccines and therapeutic interventions to protect the world from COVID-19.  The United States is using its G7 Presidency to catalyze the power and resilience of the world’s leading ...
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U.S., U.K. Ships Operate in the Barents Sea

BARENTS SEA – Four U.S. Navy ships and a Royal Navy ship entered the Barents Sea, working together to conduct maritime security operations in the challenging environmental conditions above the Arctic Circle, May 4, 2020. Three Arleigh Burke-class Aegis destroyers USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), USS Porter (DDG 78), USS Roosevelt (DDG 80) are supported ...
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Alert: COVID-19 Information – April 23, 2020

Updates: In response to comments from our subscribers, we have sought and obtained permission to reduce the frequency of these messages to one per week, subject to more frequent messages as future events or developments may warrant. The Department of State has implemented a solution to the problem preventing subscribers from unsubscribing from STEP alerts.  If ...
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Alert: COVID-19 Information – April 15, 2020

Global Level 4 Health Advisory – Do Not Travel: On March 31, the U.S. Department of State issued a new  Level 4 Global Health Advisory recommending U.S. citizens avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19.  In countries where commercial departure options remain available, U.S. citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to ...
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