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May 13, 2020
Petition to Require Mayor DeBlasio to Restore Contact Tracing Authority and Responsibility Back to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Letter / Comment
A group of New York City community and public health leaders called on NY State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker to exercise his authority under NY State Public Health Law and in compliance with the New York State Sanitary Code, the New York City Charter, New York City Health Code…

May 13, 2020
SARS-CoV-2 Serological Testing: What Is It and What Does It Mean?
ICAP at Columbia, TAG, and the COVID-19 Working Group – New York presented this webinar on May 13, 2020.  

May 7, 2020
Letter to NYC Government Officials About Reported de Blasio Plan to Put Health + Hospitals in Contact Tracing Leadership Role
Letter / Comment
The COVID-19 Working Group New York sent this letter responding to reports that NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is planning to put Health + Hospitals in the leadership role of a new initiative of COVID-19 contact tracing, a “reckless and potentially disastrous departure from sound public health practice.”

May 7, 2020
AVAC and TAG Statement on Ethical Conduct of SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine Challenge Studies
Statement / Press
The COVID-19 pandemic is a global health emergency that may demand new, safe, and expedited ways of conducting ethical research to find the solutions we need, including a safe and effective vaccine.

May 6, 2020
TAGline May 2020
Realizing the Right to Science: When we started to put together this issue of TAGline, we had no idea that COVID-19 was about to make its appearance and wreak havoc on every country of the world.

April 30, 2020
Treatment Action Group and the PrEP4All Collaboration Respond to Reported Remdesivir Results for COVID-19
Statement / Press
Treatment Action Group (TAG) and the PrEP4All Collaboration welcome results from randomized controlled trials of therapies for COVID-19, but are seriously concerned about claims that data from a National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) study of the Gilead drug remdesivir…

April 22, 2020
Long-Term U.S. HIV Activists’ Letter to the FDA Regarding SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 Diagnostics
Letter / Comment
Letter from a group of long-term U.S. HIV activists and organizations to Commissioner Stephen Hahn of the FDA, expressing dismay at the current state of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 diagnostics. In the letter, the members of the CWG review various COVID-19 tests, and provide short- and long-term recommendations.

April 16, 2020
Global Health and Human Rights Organizations Denounce Trump Administration Decision to Pull Commitments to WHO during COVID-19 Crisis
Statement / Press
AVAC, Health GAP, Knowledge Ecology International (KEI), and Treatment Action Group (TAG) strongly condemn the Trump Administration’s decision to halt funding to the World Health Organization (WHO) in the midst of the urgent COVID-19 global health crisis.

April 15, 2020
Proposal to Create Safe Spaces for Vulnerable Persons and Those with Presumed or Confirmed COVID-19 and Mild to Moderate Disease
Letter / Comment
The COVID-19 Working Group, New York (TAG is a member), sent this proposal to a variety of NY political leaders, urging that people who have a “high risk of exposure or presumed or confirmed COVID-19 with mild to moderate disease” who can’t self isolate at home should be offered the…

April 14, 2020
Treatment Action Group Celebrates New Guidance on the Right to Science by Global Human Rights Body
Statement / Press
Treatment Action Group (TAG) celebrates publication of the General Comment on “the human right of everyone to participate in and to enjoy the benefits of scientific progress and its applications” (the right to science), and calls the attention of grassroots activists and global civil society working on health to this…

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