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Handbook for Ending Catastrophic Biological Risks: How the United States Can Prevent Future Pandemics and Deter Biological Weapons   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Executive Summary: "The global devastation wrought by the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic highlights the urgent need to improve U.S. national strategy and responses to biological threats. The pandemic, which continues in force as of this writing, has shown that infectious disease threats can take millions of lives, cost trillions of dollars, imperil national security, and strain geopolitical relations in an already complex and tense global security landscape. Moreover, as terrible as the COVID-19 pandemic has been, the United States and the world could face even more destructive biological threats in the coming years. [...] This Executive Summary proceeds with a brief overview of the shifts in U.S. national strategy the report recommends, followed by examples of how that strategy should be enacted through national plans, programs, and investments."

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2021-12
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2021 The Janne E. Nolan Center on Strategic Weapons, an institute of the Council on Strategic Risks
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Council on Strategic Risks: https://councilonstrategicrisks.org/
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