White House Forms Pandemic Innovation Task Force

The Biden-Harris Administration recently formed a new Pandemic Innovation Task Force within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to develop new countermeasures against possible future COVID-19 variants and other pandemic threats. The task force will not be responsible for day-to-day pandemic response activities but longer-term projects, including vaccinate, therapy, diagnostic, and other endeavors to be used to respond to emergent variants or other public health threats.

The Pandemic Innovation Task Force will be led by OSTP Director Eric Lander and Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Dawn O’Connell. Additional information on the newly formed task force is available here.