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HHS tells Congress it may transfer millions of dollars in funding to respond to coronavirus

Posted about 2 months ago

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notified Congress on Sunday that it may need to transfer millions of dollars of funding in its budget to respond to the coronavirus. HHS could shift up to $136 million to key agencies responding to the coronavirus, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

....The CDC is performing enhanced entry screenings at five U.S. airports where passengers from Wuhan will arrive. The CDC is also increasing staff at 20 ports of entry where the CDC's medical screening stations are located. 

We are preparing as if this were the next pandemic," said Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

See full article from The Hill bCongress may transfer millions for coronavirus