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A Public Policy Expert Looks at the Bird Flu Threat

Author: Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health
January 2, 2012
New York Times

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Responding to experiments in the Netherlands and the United States in which scientists created a highly transmissible form of the potentially deadly H5N1 bird flu virus, the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity urged scientific journals not to publish details of the work out of fear that the information could be used by terrorists. Laurie Garrett, senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations and a recipient of a 1996 Pulitzer Prize for her coverage of an Ebola epidemic, responds to questions about the public policy implications of bird flu and bioterrorism. Her latest book, "I Heard the Sirens Scream," offers a detailed account of the 2001 anthrax attacks and the bioterrorism policy actions that resulted.

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