“The new coronavirus rescue package from House Democrats would dedicate funding to track diseases that spread to humans through wildlife, an effort to prevent any future pandemics similar to COVID-19.
The coronavirus originated from a group of viruses carried by bats, but researchers have yet to pinpoint how it jumped to humans.
The Heroes Act, Democrats’ $3 trillion relief bill unveiled Tuesday, would dedicate $111 million to track species “that could pose a biohazard risk to human health,” blocking their import to the U.S. and increasing penalties for those who seek to trade them.”
Rebecca Beitsch reports for The Hill May 13, 2020.
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