GAO April 27, 2022

Fast Facts

Although hospitalizations and deaths associated with COVID-19 have recently decreased, the pandemic continues to challenge U.S. response and recovery efforts. The federal response continues to focus on vaccinations, testing, and treatment.

As of March 2022, we have made 279 recommendations to improve the federal response, such as collecting data on long-term COVID-19 effects. Agencies have fully or partially addressed 39% of our recommendations.

In this report, we make a suggestion for Congress to consider and 15 new recommendations to address payment oversight, data collection, critical manufacturing and supply chain issues, and more.

Highlights

What GAO Found

By late March 2022, daily COVID-19 cases in the U.S. had fallen substantially since the Omicron-related peak in...

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