Gov. Abbott creates Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed 31 people to the Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response.

A press release from the Office of Governor Abbot states that the task force was created to provide expert, evidence-based assessments, protocols, and recommendations related to state responses to infectious diseases, and to serve as a reliable and transparent source of information and education for Texas leadership and citizens.

John Hellerstedt, M.D. has been appointed director.

You can see the full list of those on the task force here.

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