Tagged: epidemics

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Recommendations for Building a Resilient America

The Atlantic Council of the United States, in response to the challenges faced by the nation in the wake of the COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) pandemic, addresses the issues of national preparedness and resilience in their October 2020 publication, Effective Resilience and National Strategy: Lessons From the Pandemic and Requirements...

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan Under the Trump Administration

The U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of Health and Human Services have released details on the Trump administration’s COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) vaccine distribution strategy. Specifically, two documents developed in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), From the Factory to the Frontlines: The Operation...

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Combatting COVID-19 with Scientific Research

The National Institutes of Health‘s (NIH) Strategic Plan for COVID-19 Research aims to understand, detect, prevent, and treat COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019). Acknowledging the unprecedented circumstances of COVID-19, NIH calls for an unprecedented reaction from the scientific community, emphasizing the need for rapid, well-funded research to help mitigate the spread...

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Global Health Security Threats: Time to Act Now

According to the new report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security, “the United States remains woefully ill-prepared to respond to global health security threats.” The CSIS Commission urges the U.S. government to address the potential crisis by establishing a doctrine of...

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Assessing Global Health Security: Are We Ready for the Next Pandemic?

Infectious disease outbreaks spread without regard for national borders. The capacity of one country to prevent, prepare for, and respond to a public health emergency has direct implications — and potential consequences — for neighboring countries and the global community at large. That’s why leaders from the Nuclear Threat Initiative,...