Facing 21st Century Public Health Threats: Our Nation's Preparedness and Response Capabilities, Part I, Hearing of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, January 17, 2018 [open pdf - 341KB]
This is the January 17, 2018 hearing on "Facing 21st Century Public Health Threats: Our Nation's Preparedness and Response Capabilities, Part I," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. From the opening statement of Richard Burr: "Together, we have developed and strengthened the framework to ensure we are prepared for chemical, biologic, radiological, and other nuclear threats with the potential to jeopardize the health of all Americans. [...] Despite this progress, we are not fully prepared and more work remains to accomplish our goals. The Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense stated in their 2015 report that there are, and I quote, 'Serious gaps and inadequacies that continue to leave the Nation vulnerable to threats from nature and terrorists alike.'" Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Robert Kadlec, Scott Gottlieb, and Stephen C. Redd.
S. Hrg. 115-712; Senate Hearing 115-712
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