December 2020 Archive

December 14, 2020
The Future of the U.S. National Stockpile Isn’t a Bigger Stockpile (Bloomberg)

The Strategic National Stockpile doesn’t have enough supplies to meet the federal government’s own targets. But in the long run, health officials don’t want to make it bigger. The future of the stockpile is about having better visibility into the supply chain to know what’s out there and what is available, and how do we respond in a way that is timely and effective. Entering into contracts with key distributors that it would pay to share information on their supply chain, manage some of the national stockpile’s supplies, and agree to assist in future emergencies.