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FDA Shutdown

In the event of a "government shutdown," how many FDA employees would continue working on Covid-19?

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Contrary to the phrase "government shutdown," the vast bulk of federal spending and activities will continue if congress and the president don't come to an agreement on federal spending levels. The FDA's "summary of activities that continue" in "the event of a lapse of appropriation" states that "15,602 (81%) of FDA staff will be retained," and "998 would be working directly on COVID-19 response activities."

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