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Sen. Gary Peters Asks White House to Launch Centralized Federal COVID-19 Website

Gary Peters
Gary Peters

Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.), ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, has asked Vice President Mike Pence to introduce a centralized federal website that would provide citizens with reliable and trusted information on the novel coronavirus 2019.

In a letter to Pence Tuesday, Peters said the administration should unveil the coronavirus.gov website to “serve as a central hub of trusted information.”

The lawmaker said the effort would fight the spread of disinformation and misinformation, maximize public accessibility to trusted sources, boost coordination between agencies and support communities as the country responds to COVID-19.

DoD News reported the Department of Defense’s guidance to counter COVID-19 and other health issues has been aligned with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidance. “So, we start with whatever the federal guidance is, and then we add additional guidance to help clarify what the standards are and how we're going to minimize the risk of force across the world,” said Air Force Brig. Gen. Paul Friedrichs, the Joint Staff Surgeon.

Friedrichs noted the Pentagon has been working with the Department of Health and Human Services and CDC to develop vaccine candidates.

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