Defending Against Public Health Threats, Hearing Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, Second Session, Special Hearing, September 29, 2010   [open pdf - 311KB]

This is the September 29, 2010 hearing, "Defending against Public Health Threats" before the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies. From the statement of Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: "Our greatest responsibility in government is keeping the American people safe. We have always maintained a powerful military that can guard against conventional threats. But in today's world, the range of threats is ever-widening to include biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological hazards in addition to the conventional threats. The next public health emergency could be a dirty bomb set off in a subway system. It could be a biological weapon we've never seen before, assembled by a terrorist in a lab. And, as we have seen, it could be naturally-occurring novel strain of influenza virus." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Andrew T. Pavia, Infectious Diseases Specialist, George and Esther Gross Presidential Professor, and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, University of Utah; Chair, IDSA's [Infectious Diseases Society of America] Pandemic Influenza Task Force; Colonel Randall J. Larsen, Chief Executive Officer, The WMD Center; Eric A. Rose, CEO and Chairman, Siga Technologies, New York, NY; Co-Chair, Alliance for Biosecurity, Washington, D.C.; and Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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S. Hrg. 111-970
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