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Week 3: What’s happening in the world of the vaccine?

Senator Warren and Representative Schakowsky announce the COVID-19 Emergency Manufacturing Act, proposing urgently needed action to ensure affordable access to drugs, medical devices, and PPE.

  • On April 30th, Senator Warren and Representative Schakowsky announced the COVID-19 Emergency Manufacturing Act, which would require the U.S. government to begin manufacturing personal protective equipment, diagnostics and drugs in shortage, in addition to requiring the construction of manufacturing facilities for vaccines. The bill, which builds on earlier proposals by the two congresswomen, is a necessary step to ensure that the nation’s healthcare system can meet the challenge of the pandemic, and that the vaccine will be produced at the scale of public health need. As Data for Progress reported last year, voters largely support government manufacturing of drugs. Let’s hope the bill finds support in Congress too.
Public support for government manufacturing of prescription drugs.
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