CDC Director Frieden Calls For Emergency Fund For Disease Outbreak Response
Financial Times: Zika sparks U.S. call for future emergencies fund
“…Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is arguing for a reserve of money akin to the disaster relief fund that officials can rely on in the event of a catastrophe such as an earthquake or terrorist attack. … He said the vehicle could be modeled on the relief fund available to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which is responsible for coordinating the response to disasters. … Frieden said he was cognizant of the fact that federal budgets were tight but insisted even a small amount would provide a foundation to build on…” (Crow, 10/20).
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