Lessons Learned from the Coronavirus Crisis: Final Report

The Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, established April 2020, has released its final report on over two years’ worth of investigations regarding the Nation’s response to the coronavirus crisis. A final hearing will commence December 14th, followed by a business meeting, where it is expected that the report will be formally adopted. This final report contains the Subcommittee’s final 30 recommendations for public health and economic crisis management.

The Select Subcommittee has accomplished much over the last two years. According to the report, the Subcommittee boasts “950K+ documents reviewed, 394+ letters sent, 42 hearings and public briefings held, 37 staff reports published, and 24 transcribed interviews conducted.” A couple of highlights from these investigations include findings related to the failures of the Trump Administration to prepare and respond to the crisis, as well as the spread of misinformation related to the disease.

The press release regarding the report is available here. In response to the report’s release, Chairman James E. Clyburn stated:

The report’s recommendations […] will ensure the nation is better suited to face future threats while also enacting public health and economic policies that will serve us well in good times as well as bad.

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