Former CDC Director Frieden Discusses U.S. Preparedness, Efforts To Address Infectious Diseases In Scientific American Interview
Scientific American: Is the U.S. Ready for Future Disease Threats?
“During Tom Frieden’s seven and a half years as director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, his agency was buffeted by crises that included government furloughs, H1N1 flu, laboratory safety issues, an earthquake in Haiti, and outbreaks of Ebola and Zika virus. To better manage emerging diseases — and to detect them before they spread globally — the agency is now working with dozens of countries to boost diagnostic and testing capabilities. Frieden spoke with Scientific American during his last week on the job about some of the nation’s future health challenges, as well as his most memorable moments as director…” (Maron, April 2017).