Public Health Threats and Pandemics

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State and Local Officials Conference Call with Michael T. Osterholm (Audio)

Speaker: Michael T. Osterholm
Presider: Irina A. Faskianos

Listen to Michael T. Osterholm, director of research and policy at the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease, discuss the need for pandemic preparedness and offer suggestions for a detailed response strategy involving the public and private sectors as part of CFR's State and Local Officials Conference Call Series.

Learn more about CFR's State and Local Officials Initiative.

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Op-Ed

'Sovereignty' That Risks Global Health

Authors: Richard C. Holbrooke and Laurie Garrett
Washington Post

 

Richard Holbrooke and Laurie Garrett, write about the concept of “viral sovereignty,” an “extremely dangerous idea” that asserts that deadly viruses are the sovereign property of individual nations. Fueled by self-destructive, anti-Western sentiments, this concept is slowly gaining traction and poses a real threat to global health.

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