'National Commission Regarding 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Act' or the 'COVID-19 Commission Act' as Introduced by Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS)   [open pdf - 196KB]

From the Document: "'The National Commission Regarding 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Act (COVID-19 Commission Act)' seeks to establish a bipartisan commission, modeled after the 9/11 Commission, to-- [1] Provide a full and complete accounting of the circumstances surrounding the emergence of the 2019 novel coronavirus, the Nation's preparedness for the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic, and the actions taken by Federal, State, local, Tribal, and territorial governments at critical junctures before and after the World Health Organization designated the 2019 novel coronavirus as a public health emergency of international concern on January 30, 2020; [2] Identify and examine lessons learned regarding preparedness, response, and recovery efforts at all levels relating to the 2019 novel coronavirus; [3] Review and evaluate recommendations and pandemic plans issued by the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense and other nonpartisan entities regarding health security, pandemic preparedness, response, or recovery; and [4] Not later than 18 months after the initial meeting of the Commission, publish a public report that includes recommendations for the development of a national plan to minimize negative public health, economic, and social impacts of future wide-scale public health emergencies based on the Commission's findings."

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