ACSH Senior Fellow Discusses Global Health Security, Importance Of U.S. Investments
American Council on Science and Health: Deadly Infectious Disease Outbreaks Are Occurring All Over The World
Alex Berezow, senior fellow of biomedical science at the American Council on Science and Health, highlights findings from the WHO’s Weekly Bulletin on Outbreaks and Other Emergencies, writing, “There are lessons to be drawn. First, infectious disease remains a national and global security threat. … Second, war and natural disasters exacerbate infectious disease. … Finally, the best cure for infectious disease is prevention. That means it is within the U.S.’s national interest to extinguish outbreaks abroad before they cause disruption globally. As it turns out, a humanitarian act of kindness in a foreign country allows us to reap public health and national security rewards at home” (7/16).