Podcast

PrintPrint EmailEmail ShareShare CiteCite
Style:MLAAPAChicagoClose

loading...

Garrett: Progress and Problems With Bird Flu Policy

Interviewee: Laurie Garrett
Interviewer: Carin Zissis
November 21, 2006

Laurie Garrett, CFR senior fellow for global health, says global commitments to end bird flu mean the world is in a better position to handle a potential avian flu pandemic than it was two years ago. But she warns that we still don't have "a toolkit that can stop this virus from circulating" if the virus evolves to allow easier human-to-human transmission. "Flu is by far the most contagious probability in our near horizon, and there are no fools left who think you can confine it to one country," says Garrett.


Terms of Use: I understand that I may access this audio and/or video file solely for my personal use. Any other use of the file and its content, including display, distribution, reproduction, or alteration in any form for any purpose, whether commercial, noncommercial, educational, or promotional, is expressly prohibited without the written permission of the copyright owner, the Council on Foreign Relations. For more information, write publications@cfr.org.

More on This Topic

Op-Ed

Burning Down the House

Author: Julia E. Sweig
Folha de Sao Paulo

As the Tea Party's scorched-earth tactics threaten to burn down the Republican Party's house, Julia Sweig reflects on the role of factional...

Op-Ed

Battleground Budget

Author: A. Michael Spence
Project Syndicate

Michael Spence outlines the conflicting objectives that President Obama and the U.S. Congress must reconcile as they negotiate a new federal...