Biosecurity

How can we prevent future pandemics and accelerate progress in the life sciences?

COVID-19 has revealed both strengths and weaknesses in our biosecurity response. On the one hand, the pandemic exposed how weak and ineffectual our public health systems are at controlling highly contagious airborne respiratory diseases. On the other hand, the urgency of the moment — combined with decades of previous investment — enabled us to deliver mRNA vaccines in less than nine months. The life sciences contain much more low-hanging fruit that is ripe to be picked — if only we can implement the right public policies.

Biosecurity
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How To Reuse the Operation Warp Speed Model
To replicate the success of OWS, we need to identify the specific characteristics that made it effective
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February 7th 2023
Biosecurity
Three Reasons Congress Should Fund Biodefense
Cutting the Chemical Biological Defense Program would be penny-wise and pound-foolish
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January 24th 2023
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Research Into Far-UVC Systems Can Help Us Prevent the Next Pandemic
A response to the EPA's request for information on better indoor air quality management
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December 16th 2022
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Dwindling Food Reserves Are a National Security Risk
Policymakers have allowed the critical national security tool of food reserves to rust
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December 12th 2022
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Food Reserves, Global Food Security, and International Stability
Incentivizing farmers to hold food reserves would protect global food security
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December 12th 2022
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Why the Department of Defense Should Invest in Biosurveillance
Building integrated, layered, and pathogen-agnostic detection systems
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October 14th 2022
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How to Maintain Food Supplies in Future Pandemics
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August 9th 2022
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Explaining Biden’s Pandemic Preparedness Budget: ASPR
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May 19th 2022
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Weighing the Cost of the Pandemic
Knowing what we know now, how much damage did COVID-19 cause in the United States?
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April 21st 2022
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Why BARDA Deserves More Funding
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March 30th 2022
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Preventing Pandemics Requires Funding
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March 14th 2022
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Comments on PREVENT Pandemics Discussion Draft
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February 14th 2022
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Taking Emergency Use Authorization Seriously
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January 27th 2022
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Creating Advance Market Commitments and Prizes for Pandemic Preparedness
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January 19th 2022
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Curing Alzheimer’s by Investing in Aging Research
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January 19th 2022