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On December 12, 2019, an outbreak of a severe pneumonia broke out of Wuhan, China.  The causative agent of the outbreak was determined to be a coronavirus, an enveloped positive- and single-stranded RNA virus that infects vertebrates.  The newly discovered coronavirus belongs to the severe acute respiratory syndrome related coronavirus (SARS-CoV)1 species.  The new infectious respiratory syndrome is now known as the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).2 Since the declaration of a public health emergency on…
On April 27, 2020, Representatives Fred Upton (R-Michigan) and Diana DeGette (D-Colorado) released a “concept paper” to build on the success of the 21st Century Cures Act (Pub. L. 114-255) and improve the country’s surveillance and testing capabilities urgently needed to respond COVID-19 and future pandemics. Representatives DeGette and Upton originally introduced the first 21st Century Cures Act in the House on May 19, 2015. The House passed the bill with strong bipartisan support…
“As the emergence of COVID-19 grips the global psych, policymakers and citizens will increasingly turn to thought leaders in health and medicine for answers about how to equip our health systems to respond to medical challenges in a new era. Proponents for personalized medicine are ready.” Christopher J. Wells, PMC Vice President, Public Affairs, Personalized Medicine In Brief, Vol. 14, Page 8, Spring 2020 (“Newsletter”) The Personalized Medicine Coalition (“PMC”) recently published its 2020 Spring