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Coronavirus: U.S. in Action
March 13, 2020

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Vice President Mike Pence takes questions from reporters in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, as he speaks about the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The U.S. has deployed a “whole-of-America approach” to protect citizens against the coronavirus, with federal, state and local governments, as well as private businesses, banding together to fight the disease, Vice President Pence said.

President Trump on March 6 signed into law $8.3 billion in federal funding to bolster federal and state governments’ collaborative approach to fighting COVID-19. The measure provides funding for vaccines, tests and potential treatments, as well as other response efforts.