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Thursday, January 21st, 2021

ICE launches web page to help combat COVID-19 fraud

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) launched a new web page with information on COVID-19 related fraud schemes. The web site -- called Operation Stolen Promise -- will also highlight the investigative efforts the agency is taking to counter... Read More »

HHS funds target rural COVID-19 resources

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) said nearly $165 million has been earmarked to help rural communities combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding allotment via the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) seeks to assist 1,779 rural hospitals while providing additional... Read More »

IDSA develops antibody testing primer for SARS-CoV-2

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has released a primer regarding SARS-CoV-2 serology antibody testing, as well as the research and policy questions the effort raises. “As serological testing for SARS-CoV-2 advances, there are multiple issues that need to be addressed, from... Read More »

CBP intercepts $25M narcotic shipment

Laredo Port of Entry Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers recently executed a narcotics interception effort yielding hard narcotics with an estimated street value of more than $25 million. Authorities indicated the seizure occurred at the World Trade Bridge when an officer referred a... Read More »