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CDC Newsletter Highlights Work In Tanzania, Including On HIV, Global Health Security

CDC’s “Around the World”: CDC Tanzania: Working Together to Save Lives The latest issue of CDC’s “Around the World” newsletter highlights a collection of resources about the CDC’s work in Tanzania, including activities focused on HIV and strengthening epidemiological capacity in the country (1/21).

U.S. Pandemic Preparedness Better But Room For More Improvement, Experts Say

Washington Post: U.S. readiness for a viral outbreak has improved, but there’s a long way to go “…Now, with word of the first U.S. patient to contract the new virus that has killed 17 people in China comes the inevitable question: Is the United States better prepared for the catastrophic…

Chinese Authorities Impose Unprecedented Travel Restrictions On Several Cities, Cancel New Year Celebrations In Effort To Stop Coronavirus Spread

New York Times: The authorities ban travel from more cities, affecting millions “The authorities expanded travel restrictions to several Chinese cities near Wuhan, the epicenter of a mysterious outbreak of coronavirus, hours after announcing that 17 people had died and more than 570 had contracted the disease. … The Chinese…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Coronavirus Outbreak, Epidemic Preparedness

Bloomberg: Preparing for a Pandemic Makes Economic Sense Tyler Cowen, Bloomberg opinion columnist and professor of economics at George Mason University (1/21). Bloomberg: Deadly Virus in China Should Scare World Leaders to Action Adam Minter, Bloomberg opinion columnist (1/21). New York Times: Is China Setting Itself Up for Another Epidemic?…

Epidemiologist Urges U.S. Congress To Examine Domestic Disease Outbreak Preparedness

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Outbreaks of lethal diseases like Ebola and the Wuhan coronavirus happen regularly. The U.S. government just cut funding for the hospitals that deal with them Saskia Popescu, an infection prevention epidemiologist, discusses the U.S. health strategy of tiered response systems for hospitals faced with patients…

Public-Private Cooperation Critical To Fill Gaps In Pandemic Preparedness, Johns Hopkins, WEF, Gates Foundation Experts Say

Homeland Preparedness News: Public-private cooperation must improve to fill gaps in pandemic preparation, response “Pandemic preparedness collaboration among private businesses with the public sector is critically important at this time, say experts at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, the World Economic Forum, and the Bill & Melinda Gates…