Upton participates in briefing on coronavirus outbreak
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) today issued the following statement after participating in an Energy and Commerce Committee briefing on the coronavirus outbreak:
“Protecting the health and safety of families in southwest Michigan and across the nation is one of my top priorities. Today I participated in a briefing with the Energy and Commerce Committee on the 2019 coronavirus outbreak that reviewed the current status of the virus and action steps by the U.S. government. The CDC has been monitoring the outbreak and responding to it since early January. The NIH continues to work on a vaccine. The FDA is working with other government agencies and the private sector to encourage the development of medical products that may diagnose, treat, or fight the virus.
On my website – www.upton.house.gov - we have added a link to the CDC’s homepage that includes important information for folks, including the latest updates, symptoms, and FAQs.
Moving forward, it is likely my Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing next week, and I will be part of any action plan to utilize all resources needed to prevent the coronavirus from spreading in the United States.”