New Analysis: Biological Risks Must Be Among Top Security Priorities

In a new
published in Health Security,
NTI senior director for global biological policy and programs Beth
underscores the importance of preparing for catastrophic biological

“While the world continues to receive wake-up calls –
including recent outbreaks of pandemic influenza, MERS, Ebola, and Zika – two things
are increasingly apparent,” Cameron said. “First, society is changing in ways
that are likely to make a rapidly spreading biological agent even more deadly
and destabilizing.  Second, the world is
largely unprepared for a fast-spreading, highly lethal, politically
destabilizing biological event.”

The article is in response to a new framework
published by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security that aims to advance scientific
dialogue about potential global catastrophic biological risks (GCBRs).

Read the full article and find other responses
to the framework here.

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