A House oversight subcommittee held a hearing on U.S. preparedness for potential biological attacks, pandemics and infectious disease outbreaks. Among the witnesses was Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. They discussed some of the potential health security threats, along with vaccine development and the management of the Strategic National Stockpile of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies that could be used during a public health emergency. Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS) chairs the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.
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