WASHINGTON D.C. (WLNS) — A two-year-long investigation’s findings declared big failures in the federal government’s response to COVID-19.
U.S. Senator Gary Peters was in charge of the investigation.
“The COVID-19 pandemic was an unprecedented public health crisis. However, the loss of life, suffering, and economic devastation were not inevitable. My investigation found that long term systemic failures left our nation unprepared to grapple with public health threats, and when the virus began to spread throughout the country – the federal government failed to act quickly and formulate a comprehensive response. These compounding failures unfortunately cost lives and livelihoods in Michigan and across the nation.”U.S. SENATOR GARY PETERS
According to the report, as of November 2022, more than 6.5 million people died as a result of COVID-19.
The report noted that many deaths and the economic fallout of the pandemic could have been prevented.
The report’s key findings include:
The report made the following recommendations: