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TheBlock 2020-05-04 20:06:08

COVID-19 stretched the Strategic National Stockpile thin. Now, lawmakers are proposing a blockchain network to better track medical supplies

Quick TakeA bill filed in the U.S. House of Representatives on April 29 lays out an ambitious plan to create a nationwide, private blockchain-backed network for tracking supplies in the Strategic National StockpileThe SNS has emerged as a point of significant contention in the government’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemicThe proposed bill “was created in response to the failures of the SNS to provide personal protection equipment, ventilators and other vital equipment during the current COVID-19 pandemic,” according to Rep. Stephen Lynch, the bill’s chief sponsor.

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