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Pandemic Preparedness Measure Aims to Hold HHS More Accountable

Jan. 25, 2022, 10:44 PM

A new pandemic preparedness bill broadly intended to avoid problems that popped up with Covid-19 raises questions about the HHS agency tasked with overseeing the national stockpile and the unit’s overall ability to respond to a public health emergency.

The measure calls for a number of changes to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including that the head of the agency be confirmed by the Senate.

U.S. Senators Aim to Reform Health Agencies Before Next Pandemic

Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.) Tuesday released a draft of the PREVENT Pandemics Act, a sweeping package that heads to ...