Feds spent nearly $100B on pandemic readiness, health security in decade leading up to coronavirus crisis

Posted on AllSides May 11th, 2020
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coronavirus, pandemic readiness, federal government, state governments

Over the past decade, the U.S. government spent nearly $100 billion on preparation for major health crises including pandemics, according to a 2018 paper on such funding -- though the coronavirus outbreak still had Washington and states across the country scrambling to muster supplies and respond when it hit.

Numbers from a paper in the academic journal "Health Security" released in late 2018 indicate that the government spent between $10 billion and $12 billion each year from 2010 to 2018 across several agencies on programs that contribute to "biosecurity," the...

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