US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar (centre) speaks at a press conference on Friday as officials from the National Institutes of Health, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and US Citizenship and Immigration Services look on. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: US dependence on China for pharmaceutical ingredients will hinder outbreak response, lawmakers are told

  • Capitol Hill hearing comes only days after the Trump administration proposes sweeping cuts to public health agencies and scientific research
  • Other vulnerabilities in the supply chain could affect the flow of gloves, masks and materials used in patient isolation, former CDC director says
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar (centre) speaks at a press conference on Friday as officials from the National Institutes of Health, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and US Citizenship and Immigration Services look on. Photo: AFP
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