HHS Assistant Secretary Discusses New Biodefense Strategy
HHS Blog: National Biodefense Strategy: Protect the Nation Against all Biological Threats
HHS Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Robert P. Kadlec discusses the Trump administration’s new National Biodefense Strategy, which includes a “range of coordinated actions to counter biothreats, reduce risks, and prepare for, respond to, and recover from incidents.” Kadlec writes, “Whether a natural outbreak, an accidental release, or a deliberate attack, biological threats are among the most serious we face, with the potential for significant health, economic, and national security impacts. Therefore, promoting our health security is a national security imperative” (9/18).
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