Fact Sheet: Biden Administration to Transform Capabilities for Pandemic Preparedness [September 3, 2021] [open pdf - 84KB]
From the Fact Sheet: "We must seize the opportunity to ready ourselves for the biological threats on the horizon. Investing to avert or mitigate the huge toll of future pandemics and other biological threats is an economic and moral imperative. The cost of pandemic prevention pales in comparison to the enormous cost - in lives and in economic cost - of a pandemic. It's hard to imagine a higher return on national investment. On January 20, the President directed a whole-of-government review of U.S. national biopreparedness policies and re-established the National Security Council Directorate on Global Health Security and Biodefense. Today, we are releasing a plan for transforming U.S. capabilities to prepare for and respond rapidly and effectively to future pandemics and other high consequence biological threats. This plan is a core element of the larger strategy to bolster and resource pandemic readiness and biodefense." The full 'American Pandemic Preparedness: Transforming Our Capabilities' document can be found here: [https://www.hsdl.org/?abstract&did=858338].
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