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September 22, 2020

Health Law Daily

GAO Report Suggests Supply Shortages Still Harming US Pandemic Response

  • September 22, 2020

The Hill (9/21, Hellmann) reports “shortages of supplies and equipment are harming the U.S.’s COVID-19 response almost six months into the pandemic,” according to a recent GAO report. The GAO “found that states are still facing shortages of protective equipment and testing supplies because of high global demand and the limited production of those items within the U.S, despite ‘numerous, significant efforts’ taken by the federal government.” The government watchdog recommended that HHS and FEMA “outline steps the federal government will take to mitigate supply chain shortages and communicate those plans to stakeholders, including state governments, which have often been left in the dark.”