Two days ago, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act entered its 10th month, and a US Government Accountability Office (GAO) report today says 27 of 31 previous implementation recommendations have not been resolved. This is the fifth report regarding the CARES Act, and as such, it covers similar topics as in its previous editions, including medical supply chains and program integrity, although its 13 new recommendations reflect the pandemic’s progression. “While GAO recognizes federal agencies continue to take some steps, GAO underscores the importance of developing a well-formulated plan to address critical gaps for the remainder of the pandemic, especially in light of the recent surge in cases,” the authors write.

 

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