News & Perspective

May 22, 2020

May 22, 2020
Woman being escorted in nursing home

Studies: Early tests, not symptom screening, can control COVID-19 in nursing homes

Two studies show that rapid coronavirus testing helped contain outbreaks in long-term care facilities.

May 01, 2020

May 01, 2020
Researcher with petri dish culture

GAO finds holes in federal response to antibiotic resistance

Among the challenges highlighted in the report are limited data and lack of timely information.

Aug 09, 2019

Aug 09, 2019

News Scan for Aug 09, 2019

Adjuvanted flu vaccine trial
Polio in Pakistan
Antibiotics and rheumatoid arthritis
Bioweapons detection investigation request

Sep 21, 2018

Sep 21, 2018
Biosafety level 4 lab

GAO says Defense Department lagging on lab biosecurity

The DoD has made only 18 of 35 proposed changes designed to enhance lab security, the report says.

Jun 04, 2018

Jun 04, 2018

News Scan for Jun 04, 2018

Salmonella and frozen breaded chicken
States' readiness funding
DTaP vaccine safety
Lyme rash in Canada

Apr 20, 2018

Apr 20, 2018
Raw pork chops

GAO asks USDA to further cut pathogens in meat, poultry

Some common products like turkey breasts and pork chops don't even have standards, the report says.

Mar 30, 2018

Mar 30, 2018
Ebola recovery

In review of Ebola recovery, GAO urges better accountability

Of $1.6 billion appropriated, $412 million has been targeted to 131 projects.

Nov 01, 2017

Nov 01, 2017
BSL-3 laboratory

GAO calls for better oversight of high-containment labs

Gaps the GAO identified include instances of agencies overseeing their own labs, a need for more focus on the highest-risk activities, and understaffing.

Jul 10, 2017

Jul 10, 2017
Old smallpox vaccine

Panel's smallpox sample probe yields policy recommendations, lingering questions

Panel finds overall response was thorough, but notes policy gaps and some missteps after the samples were found.

May 24, 2017

May 24, 2017
Aerial spraying

GAO says diagnostics, mosquito control key in Zika efforts

Establishing an effective diagnostics protocol for Zika testing is of utmost importance, the GAO says.

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