COVID-19 and U.S. International Pandemic Preparedness, Prevention, and Response, Hearings Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, Second Session, June 18 and June 30, 2020 [open pdf - 601KB]
These are the June 18 and June 30, 2020 hearings on "COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] and U.S. International Pandemic Preparedness, Prevention, and Response," held before the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. From the opening statement of James E. Risch: "Today, we are going to discuss the international response to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as future pandemic preparedness, prevention, and response. [...] It is essential that we respond now to help our partners who are not yet experiencing significant spread to get testing, tracing, and quarantine procedures in place, and to help our partners who already are under siege avert a worst-case scenario. We also need to focus on protecting access to food, livelihoods, water, sanitation, and hygiene. Protecting existing investments in immunizations, maternal and child health, and other infectious diseases are important at this time, also. [...] At the same time, we need to figure out how to get ahead of the next global pandemic. Indeed, that is what the focus of this hearing is going to be on." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Mark Dybul, Chris Milligan, Garrett Grigsby, Jimmy J. Kolker, Ashish K. Jha, and Jeremy Konyndyk.
S. Hrg. 116-299; Senate Hearing 116-299
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