OREANDA-NEWS. The US Department of Health and Human Services has announced its readiness to award a contract worth more than 250 million dollars to communications firms to “defeat despair and inspire hope” in society during the coronavirus pandemic.

This was reported by the journalism company Politico, referring to an internal document of the Health Department. According to it, the authorities plan to spend most of the money until January of 2021. Politico specified that in addition to instilling hope and fighting despair, the purpose of the contract announcement is to share the best practices for business in the new environment and instill confidence in citizens so that they can return to work and restore the economy.

“By harnessing the power of traditional, digital and social media, the sports and entertainment industries, public health associations, and other creative partners to deliver important public health and economic information the administration can defeat despair, inspire hope and achieve national recovery,” the document reads.