Health, Defense Agencies Should Cooperate to Beat COVID-19 - RealClearHealth

The U.S. has been trying to contain COVID-19 through testing and social distancing. Now it’s time to kill it.

What’s needed is intragovernmental cooperation, something that, sadly, is rare in the nation’s capital. In this case, Congress and the Trump Administration should empower agencies that don’t traditionally work closely together to join forces: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and DARPA (the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) in the Department of Defense. The FDA knows the enemy and DARPA has the logistical know-how to strike quickly.


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