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The PREVENT Pandemics Act: A National Road Map

Published:October 11, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2022.08.019
      On March 10, 2022, Senator Patty L. Murray (DWA), Chair of the Senate Health, education, labor, and pensions (HELP) committee, and ranking member, Senator Richard M. Burr, (RNC), introduced their long-awaited PREVENT Pandemics Act (S. 3799).

      PREVENT Pandemics Act, S.3799, 117th Congress (2021–2022).https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/3799. Accessed March 10, 2022.

      The sweeping bipartisan bill, also known as the Prepare for and Respond to Existing Viruses, Emerging New Threats, and Pandemics Act, aims to counter future pandemic threats through preparation and planning.

      PREVENT Pandemics Act, S.3799, 117th Congress (2021–2022).https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/3799. Accessed March 10, 2022.

      Potentially the signature pandemic preparedness bill of the 117th U.S. Congress, the PREVENT Pandemics Act could well define the national pandemic policy for some time to come. The PREVENT Pandemics Act also seeks to establish a heretofore unrealized 9/11-style bipartisan commission to formally investigate the national response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

      PREVENT Pandemics Act, S.3799, 117th Congress (2021–2022).https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/senate-bill/3799. Accessed March 10, 2022.

      In this current issue, we review the leading elements of the PREVENT Pandemics Act and assess the likelihood of the successful enactment thereof.
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