The Biden administration faces an April 18 deadline on whether to extend or end a mandate requiring travelers to wear masks on airplanes, trains and in transit hubs.

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and the Office of the Surgeon General will request input on COVID-19 misinformation online as they seek to understand the role it played during the pandemic and its impact on health decisions made by individuals.

U.S. households can order four free at-home COVID-19 tests from the website COVIDTests.gov starting on Jan. 19 with shipping expected within seven to 12 days of ordering, the White House said on Jan. 14.

The White House said on January 6 the decision to enact vaccine mandates for schools is up to local school districts.

President Joe Biden told U.S. states on March 11 to make all adults eligible for a coronavirus vaccine by May 1 and urged Americans to stay vigilant or face more restrictions, hours after he signed a $1.9 trillion stimulus bill into law.

White House Reverses Course, Approves New FDA COVID-19 Vaccine Guidelines Published: Oct. 7, 2020 By Alex Keown BioSpace   The White House has reversed its position on new vaccine guidelines proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The approval of the new guidelines all but assures that a vaccine for the novel coronavirus that has […]

A bipartisan group of senators will soon offer a proposal for more funding to fight a Zika outbreak spreading rapidly through the Americas, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran said on Thursday.   Democrats and Obama administration officials have urged the Republican-controlled Congress to grant nearly $1.9 billion in emergency funds to combat Zika, a […]

U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday approved a bill to provide financial incentives to companies developing treatments for the Zika virus, and the White House said President Barack Obama was expected to sign the legislation although it is insufficient to meet the challenge. The measure allows the Food and Drug Administration to include Zika drug developers in […]

Top health officials expressed heightened concern on Monday about the threat posed to the United States by the Zika virus, saying the mosquito that spreads it is now present in about 30 states and hundreds of thousands of infections could appear in Puerto Rico. At a White House briefing, they stepped up pressure on the […]

HACKENSACK, N.J., Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC) is pleased to announce that it has accepted President Barack Obama’s call to action to improve the interoperability of electronic health records (EHRs) as part of the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative, a new research effort to revolutionize the delivery of healthcare. HackensackUMC is […]