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BACH Army dietitian Melissa Shaffer shares her role supporting the COVID-19 fight

 

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – She doesn’t swab nasal cavities to test for COVID-19 Coronavirus or administer COVID-19 vaccines to military healthcare beneficiaries, but one Army dietitian in the fight shared her experience contributing to the COVID-19 Coronavirus response mission.

Capt. Melissa Shaffer, a registered dietitian-nutritionist at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) oversees the nutritional needs and special diets of all patients admitted to the hospital.

U.S. Army Dietitian Capt. Melissa Shaffer is a registered dietitian and certified nutrition support clinician at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Recently Shaffer had to create a specialized diet plan for a patient who was sedated and on a ventilator for a month battling COVID-19. (BACH)

U.S. Army Dietitian Capt. Melissa Shaffer is a registered dietitian and certified nutrition support clinician at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Recently Shaffer had to create a specialized diet plan for a patient who was sedated and on a ventilator for a month battling COVID-19. (BACH)

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President Donald Trump’s remarks during Operation Warp Speed Update

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – President Donald J. Trump: Thank you very much. Thank you. It’s beautiful out here this time of year. In the past nine months, my administration has initiated the single greatest mobilization in U.S. history — pioneering, developing, and manufacturing therapies and vaccines in record time. Numbers like nobody has seen before.

No medical breakthrough of this scope and magnitude has ever been achieved this rapidly, this quickly. And we’re very proud of it, and I had tremendous help from the military — generals, admirals — and many of the great people at the White House.

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

U.S. President Donald J. Trump

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NASA partners with Brazil to produce NASA-Designed COVID-19 Ventilator

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – In late April, NASA announced the development of Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally (VITAL), a ventilator prototype designed specifically to address the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Since then, 28 manufacturers around the world have been licensed to make the device. Now one of those licensees is preparing to begin production in Brazil.

Anvisa, Brazil’s counterpart to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), announced approval of this effort during an August 24th press conference with the licensee, a joint partnership between Russer, a medical device manufacturer, and CIMATEC (Manufacturing and Technology Integrated Campus), a nonprofit research and development institution.

This image shows the ventilator prototype for coronavirus patients designed and built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

This image shows the ventilator prototype for coronavirus patients designed and built by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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President Donald Trump briefs Americans from Oval Office

 

The White HouseWashington, D.C. – President Donald Trump joined Vice President Mike Pence, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy in the Oval Office this morning to brief Americans about additional Coronavirus relief and progress toward a vaccine.

President Donald Trump: Rapid progress on a vaccine and therapeutics

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence meet with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. (White House)

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence meet with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. (White House)

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FDA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: June 3rd, 2020

 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)Silver Spring, MDThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to take action in the ongoing response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic:

The agency issued a new FDA Voices, titled Pandemic Challenges Highlight the Importance of the New Era of Smarter Food Safety, and bylined by Stephen M. Hahn, M.D., Commissioner of Food and Drugs, and Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response.

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NASA selects Eight U.S. Manufacturers to make VITAL COVID-19 Ventilator

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – After receiving more than 100 applications, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California has selected eight U.S. manufacturers to make a new ventilator tailored for coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.

The prototype, which was created by JPL engineers in just 37 days, received an Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on April 30th, 2020.

Prototypes of the VITAL ventilator, designed and tested NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in just 37 days to address the needs of COVID-19 patients. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Prototypes of the VITAL ventilator, designed and tested NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in just 37 days to address the needs of COVID-19 patients. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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NASA Engineers create Coronavirus Ventilator prototype

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – On April 30th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved VITAL for a ventilator Emergency Use Authorization. Developed in just 37 days by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in response to the coronavirus pandemic, VITAL (short for Ventilator Intervention Technology Accessible Locally) wouldn’t replace current hospital ventilators, which can treat a broader range of medical issues.

Designed specifically for COVID-19 Coronavirus patients, the prototype is composed of far fewer parts than traditional ventilators and is intended to last three to four months.

Clockwise from bottom left: Brandon Metz, Shaunessy Grant, Michael Johnson, Dave Van Buren, Michelle Easter and Patrick Degrosse are among dozens of engineers at JPL involved in creating VITAL, a ventilator prototype specially targeted to coronavirus disease patients. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Clockwise from bottom left: Brandon Metz, Shaunessy Grant, Michael Johnson, Dave Van Buren, Michelle Easter and Patrick Degrosse are among dozens of engineers at JPL involved in creating VITAL, a ventilator prototype specially targeted to coronavirus disease patients. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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