Disclaimer: This is not a panic/hysteria site. We’re interested in learning all we can about the US response to the disease and whether our governmental institutions are funded adequately to respond optimally.
With that in mind, you can watch the hearings online at PBS.org. So far, we have had opening statements from the CDC (Friedan), NIH (Fauci), BARDA (Robinson), FDA (Borio) and a representative from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital.
The most notable announcement so far was from Anthony Fauci from the NIH. He says that Nina Pham will be transferred to the NIH this evening for further treatment.
Also note that there will be a lot of Republicans and Democrats on this committee who voted to cut the budgets of these institutions when they approved the sequester. So, keep that in mind when you listen to these bloviators.
And, now, on with the live blog. Geeks are encouraged to comment because I’m pretty sure there is going to be technical information presented, especially wrt to drug discovery efforts.