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S. 4351: TRUST CDC Act

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The data collection system for COVID cases changed in July, but was the old system better?


The federal agency Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has perhaps never been more in the public eye than during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their public website National Healthcare Safety Network (NSHN) calls itself “the nation’s most widely used healthcare-associated infection tracking system.”

Hospitals had been reporting their COVID-related data on a daily basis to the network, including the number of hospital beds and occupancy, the number of ICU (intensive care unit) beds and occupancy, number of mechanical ventilators and number in use, number of confirmed and suspected COVID cases for both adult patients and pediatric patients, and number of deaths.

In July, the Trump Administration issued a new directive that hospitals should report ...

Sponsor and status

Sheldon Whitehouse

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Rhode Island. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 29, 2020
Length: 2 pages
Jul 29, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jul 29, 2020

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 29, 2020. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

1% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jul 29, 2020

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S. 4351 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 4351. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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