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Our COVID-19 Response Efforts

ohnson & Johnson has been actively engaged in fighting pandemics for over a century. We have done it before, and we will do it again.

With our global reach comes a responsibility and unique ability to leverage our deep scientific expertise and extensive partnerships to take on this challenge. Our more than 130,000 employees around the world are mobilizing with urgency to address the critical needs of families, communities and healthcare providers around the world.

Our commitment to families around the world doesn’t change in a time of crisis: we’ll never stop taking care of you.

Stepping Up to Help During the Current Pandemic

At Johnson & Johnson, we are taking on the COVID-19 pandemic to help people everywhere. From research and manufacturing to our dedicated scientists worldwide, learn how we are stepping up during the global crisis.
How J&J Is Stepping Up to Help During the Current Pandemic
How J&J Is Stepping Up to Help During the Current Pandemic

COVID-19: A Timeline

This is not the first time that a member of the large family of coronaviruses (CoVs) has led to an outbreak of infections among humans. The crises involving severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in China in 2003 and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in 2012 were both caused by CoVs. J&J is mobilizing resources to find solutions for COVID-19.

December 31, 2019

China alerted the World Health Organization (WHO) to several cases of pneumonia in Wuhan. The virus is unknown.

January 7, 2020

WHO announces they have identified a new virus named 2019-nCoV, also known as Wuhan coronavirus. It is from the CoV family, which includes SARS and the common cold.

January 11, 2020

First death linked to 2019-nCoV.

January 12, 2020

J&J initiates efforts to develop a vaccine candidate against 2019-nCoV and to broadly collaborate with others to screen a library of antiviral molecules.

January 30, 2020

WHO declares the 2019-nCoV outbreak a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC).

February 1, 2020

First death linked to 2019-nCoV was reported outside of China, in the Philippines.

February 11, 2020

COVID-19 is announced as the official name of the disease caused by novel coronavirus. The virus is named SARS-CoV-2.

February 11, 2020

J&J announces collaboration with U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to accelerate development of a potential COVID-19 vaccine.

February 18, 2020

J&J announces expanded collaboration with U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to accelerate discovery of potential COVID-19 treatments.

February 23, 2020

Europe has its first major outbreak of COVID-19, in the Lombardy region of northern Italy

February 26, 2020

The first case of COVID-19 was reported in South America, marking the spread of the disease to six of seven continents.

March 11, 2020

WHO declares the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic.

March 27, 2020

J&J announces a $50 million commitment to support frontline health workers battling COVID-19.

March 30, 2020

J&J announces a lead vaccine candidate will move into trials and pledges to supply 1B vaccines worldwide for emergency pandemic use. BARDA and J&J commit $1B to vaccine R&D.

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