In Case of Emergency, Read This - Bio-Defense Network
Jun 2014

In Case of Emergency, Read This

Bio-Defense Network is committed to sharing the latest news about public health with our community. Recently we came across this article where four experts describe an emergency-response system in dire need of repair.

America’s emergency-preparedness infrastructure needs serious reform. At least, that was the major takeaway from Wednesday’s Going Viral: Keeping Communities Healthy through Public Health Emergency Preparedness, produced by The Atlantic and underwritten by GSK. At the event, a panel of disaster-management experts from the academic and federal sectors shared their insights on, and their grave concerns about, the nation’s current disaster-response policies. While all the panelists shared the belief that our current policies are inadequate, their individual solutions to fix these inadequacies were markedly different. Here are their responses . . . read more here.


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