The U.S. has surpassed 25 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University data.
President Joe Biden announced ‘wartime’ coronavirus response plan.
- Restore trust with the American people.
- The federal government should be the source of truth for the public to get clear, accessible, and scientifically accurate information about COVID-19.
- Mount a safe, effective, and comprehensive vaccination campaign.
- The United States will spare no effort to ensure Americans can get vaccinated quickly, effectively, and equitably.
- Mitigate spread through expanding masking, testing, data, treatments, health care workforce, and clear public health standards.
- The federal government will partner with state, local, tribal, and territorial leaders to implement a cohesive strategy to significantly reduce the spread of COVID-19
- Immediately expand emergency relief and exercise the Defense Production Act.
- The United States will immediately address urgent supply gaps, which will require monitoring and strengthening supply chains, while also steering the distribution of supplies to areas with the greatest need.
- Safely reopen schools, businesses, and travel while protecting workers.
- Reopening schools, businesses, travel, and our economy will require major, unified federal investments in rapid testing, an expanded rapid response public health workforce, clear guidance, and protections, and support for people to stay home when they are infected to stop the spread of COVID-19.
- Protect those most at risk and advance equity, including across racial, ethnic, and rural/urban lines.
- The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated severe and pervasive health inequities among communities defined by race, ethnicity, geography, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, and other factors. The federal government will address disparities in rates of infection, illness, and death.
- Restore U.S. leadership globally and build better preparedness for future threats.
- The Biden-Harris Administration will restore America’s role in leading the world through global crises, advancing global health security and the Global Health Security Agenda, including by supporting the international pandemic response effort, providing humanitarian relief and global health assistance, and building resilience for future epidemics and pandemics.
Source: National Strategy for the COVID-19 Response and Pandemic Preparedness (link)