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Lessons Learned from COVID-19 Are Informing Preparation for Future Public Health Emergencies

Califf, R.M., and Marston, H.

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Policy Change/ Development
Healthcare Access and Quality
Social and Community Context
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Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

The article highlights the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and their influence on preparations for future public health emergencies. While the federal Public Health Emergency for COVID-19 is set to end in May 2023, the FDA emphasizes the continued importance of COVID-19 vaccines and treatments. Addressing misinformation and strengthening supply chain resilience are key priorities, and the FDA is developing more efficient inspection planning systems. Modernizing FDA authorities and maintaining a commitment to planning for the future are also emphasized to enhance national security and public health preparedness.

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Capacity Building

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Clinical, Community

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