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New science panel formed to deal with infectious diseases


February 28, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and the National Academy of Sciences have established a committee of experts on infectious diseases to build on Trump administration efforts to confront the new coronavirus threat. One goal is to discourage misinformation and panic.

Kelvin Droegemeier, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, said Friday the committee will examine emerging infectious diseases and provide insight to policy makers.

"We are creating a direct line to the nation's top scientific minds on public health," Droegemeier said.

Dr. Marcia McNutt, president...

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