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COVID-19: urgent actions needed to better ensure an effective federal response : report to congressional committees.

Author: United States. Government Accountability Office,
Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] : United States Government Accountability Office, 2020.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As of November 12, 2020, the U.S. had over 10.3 million cumulative reported cases of COVID-19 and about 224,000 reported deaths, according to federal agencies. The country also continues to experience serious economic repercussions. Four relief laws, including the CARES Act, were enacted as of November 2020 to provide appropriations to address the public health and economic threats posed by COVID-19. As of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Rules
Rules and practice
Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: United States. Government Accountability Office,
OCLC Number: 1224595232
Notes: "November 2020."
"GAO-21-191."
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 387 pages) : color illustrations
Contents: Matters for congressional consideration. --
Recommendations for executive action. --
Introduction. --
Background. --
Executive summary. --
Overview. --
Medical supply shortages. --
COVID-19 testing. --
COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics. --
Nursing home care. --
Assistance to individuals and businesses. --
Program integrity. --
Additional matters for Congress and agency recommendations. --
Closing. --
congressional addressees. --
Appendixes and enclosures.

Abstract:

As of November 12, 2020, the U.S. had over 10.3 million cumulative reported cases of COVID-19 and about 224,000 reported deaths, according to federal agencies. The country also continues to experience serious economic repercussions. Four relief laws, including the CARES Act, were enacted as of November 2020 to provide appropriations to address the public health and economic threats posed by COVID-19. As of September 30, 2020, of the $2.6 trillion appropriated by these acts, the federal government had obligated a total of $1.8 trillion and expended $1.6 trillion of the COVID-19 relief funds, as reported by federal agencies. This report examines the federal government’s continued efforts to respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. GAO is making 11 new recommendations for agencies that are detailed in this Highlights and in the report. GAO is also raising one matter for congressional consideration

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