Application of the Ethical Triangle in the 2014 Ebola Epidemic: A Case Study
by Katie Martinez and Marcos Martinez
Since 1976 there have been 25 Ebola outbreaks reported worldwide. Eight of these outbreaks occurred in the West Africa region. Although recent drug research shows promising results, there are… Read More
A Nation Unprepared: Bioterrorism and Pandemic Response
by John B. Foley
In 2001, senior U.S. policymakers converged to participate in the still famous Dark Winter exercise. The exercise contemplated a covert, bioterrorist attack against the U.S. The scenario began with simultaneous attacks, involving smallpox, on shopping malls in… Read More
Is the United States Ready for a Deadly Airborne Disease Outbreak?
by Conrad R. Wilmoski and Meghan C. Muller
In March 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared an Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa. This was the most significant Ebola outbreak in history, with… Read More
Scientists at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research are making progress on a Zika virus vaccine, and plan to start human testing later this year. Efforts to produce the vaccine and prepare for the spread of the virus have included components of the Department of Defense, the Centers for Disease… Read More
This week Navy Admiral Kurt W. Tidd, commander of U.S. Southern Command (Southcom), affirmed Southcom’s role in the “whole-of-hemisphere” approach to combating the Zika virus. Tidd spoke at a Council of the Americas forum on March 22, where he discussed the part Southcom and other U.S. agencies play in the… Read More
On February 24 the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will host a hearing on the coordination of a multi-agency response to the Zika virus.
The hearing will examine the coordinated federal response to the spread of the Zika virus both within the U.S. and internationally. It… Read More
On January 27, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced that they have been asked to support the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in their efforts related to the Zika virus. Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook said that the DoD experts have been asked to help gather other experts… Read More
On October 24, experts and representatives from several U.S. departments and international organizations spoke at a U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Ebola response hearing...
Earlier this month, the White House and USAID released factsheets updating the public on the U.S. government response to the Ebola outbreak...
In the past two weeks the U.S. government has made several announcements outlining whole-of-government response to the Ebola outbreak in Africa. USAID is the lead agency in the effort, with support from DoD and other agencies and organizations...