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Pandemic Readiness Bill Leaves Out Biden’s Biomedical Incubator

March 9, 2022, 9:00 PM

Key health committee senators said they’ll continue to pursue legislation to stand up President Joe Biden’s new biomedical incubator, even as they left the proposal out of their sweeping pandemic preparedness bill.

Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.) Wednesday introduced the PREVENT Pandemics Act, which aims to use the lessons learned from the Covid-19 response to improve public health infrastructure and better arm the nation for disease outbreaks. The bipartisan duo, who serve as chair and ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, released their bill ahead of a committee vote set for ...