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Month: July 2022

How one team delivered Covid vaccines and treatments to millions in need

As Covid-19 spread throughout the country, many of the urban poor and rural agricultural workers could not access tests, vaccines and life-saving drugs. A team from the Office of Quality Improvement at the Health Resources and Services Administration, led by Suma Nair, delivered over 20 million vaccine doses to communities in need. Nair and her […]


Government Matters (Full Show) – July 17, 2022

National Science Foundation mission and initiatives; addressing Covid-19 healthcare inequity


NSF starts new directorate to meet ‘moment of intense global competition’: Director

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has created a new Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships. Government Matters’ Mimi Geerges spoke with NSF Director Sethuraman Panchanathan. The purpose of the directorate is to rapidly translate ideas into technological solutions in “a moment of intense global competition,” Panchanathan explained. This involves working with industry and economic development […]


Status of monkeypox testing in US ‘is very much a concern’: Global health expert

The White House plans to distribute more than one million monkeypox vaccine doses in the next few months. Public health experts are looking to the worldwide coronavirus response as a guide for what not to do this time around. Thomas Bollyky, director of the global health program at the Council on Foreign Relations, said the […]


Government Matters (Full Show) – July 14, 2022

NSA’s work to prevent and eradicate cyber threats; monkeypox testing and vaccines


NSA works to address ‘really concerning’ cyber threats

The National Security Agency (NSA) established a cybersecurity directorate in 2019 with the goal of protecting the Defense Department (DoD), national security systems and the defense industrial base from cyber attacks. NSA Director of Cybersecurity Rob Joyce oversees that directorate. There is a shared understanding around the world of the ‘really concerning’ cyber tactics China […]

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