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Urgent Actions Needed to Improve Federal Response to COVID-19

Monday, November 30, 2020

COVID-19 cases began to increase again in mid-September, further highlighting the federal government's role in responding to the pandemic's continuing and devastating impacts on public health and the economy. Here at GAO, we've been monitoring and reviewing the federal response to COVID-19. We discuss our latest report--which looks at COVID testing, vaccine development, and unemployment issues--with GAO's Nikki Clowers (Managing Director of our Health Care Team) and Tom Costa (an Acting Director in our Education, Workforce, and Income Security Team).