In an election year one can never let a global pandemic go to waste. Eliabeth Warren vowed on Tuesday to increase funding for public health programs in response to the coronavirus in China.
Warren's plan would fully fund the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its pandemic prevention and response programs.
She would also increase funding for grants that help state and local health departments prepare for outbreaks and other public health issues.
Her announcement comes as more than 4,500 cases have been confirmed in China, and five people have tested positive for the illness in the U.S. The CDC is also monitoring 73 possible cases.
If elected president, Warren would also increase funding for global health security to prevent outbreaks before they start in other countries.
While it seems that preventing a pandemic would always be the best solution, there of course is no plan on how that would be accomplished.