The CDC will launch a new “surveillance and data collection system” to track the spread of coronavirus in the US, per the coronavirus relief bill the Senate passed on Wednesday.
The agency would receive emergency funding as part of the bipartisan stimulus package passed Wednesday. Of that, $500 million will go public health data surveillance and analytics infrastructure modernization.
Tracking the spread of the virus will be a balancing act for the agency, which will have to navigate privacy laws as it expands its surveillance.
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The Senate just passed a bill that would pump emergency funding into the CDC to combat the coronavirus, with a large chunk of that money will go towards creating a new system to gather data on how the virus is spreading.
The CDC’s new funding is part of an emergency stimulus package that the Senate passed on Wednesday which provides $2 trillion in funding to boost government health programs and stabilize the American economy during the coronavirus crisis.
The bill sets aside $500 million for public health data surveillance and modernizing the analytics infrastructure, and the CDC must report on the development of a “surveillance and data …read more
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