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HHS, DoD release COVID-19 vaccine distribution strategy



HHS, DoD release COVID-19 vaccine distribution strategy
On Wednesday, September 16, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Defense (DoD) released two documents outlining the Trump Administration’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution strategy. The documents were developed by HHS in coordination with DoD and the Centers of Disease Control (CDC). The vaccine distribution plan… Read More

Featured Article: Bioterrorism and Pandemic Response



Featured Article: Bioterrorism and Pandemic Response

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… However, a decade and a half later, as the nation faced the 2014–2016 Ebola crisis, assessments of the U.S. government response led to a sobering conclusion: The U.S. still has not learned the lessons of Dark Winter...

Featured Article: Enhanced Research into Synthetic Biology



Featured Article: Enhanced Research into Synthetic Biology
Featured article: Enhanced Research into Synthetic Biology by Sean R. Watterson Synthetic biology is a field of science that draws from methodologies found in engineering disciplines, such as computer engineering, electrical engineering, control engineering, and computer science, to construct new biological systems or modify existing ones. The field has the… Read More

Executive Order focuses on health security



Executive Order focuses on health security
On November 4, President Obama signed an Executive Order promoting global health security, particularly infectious disease threats. The Executive Order builds on the progress of the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) that was launched in 2014, and establishes long-term policy objectives for global health. The Executive Order also establishes a… Read More

Featured Article: Is the United States Ready…



Featured Article: Is the United States Ready…
Featured article: 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

Agencies collaborate on Zika vaccine



Agencies collaborate on Zika vaccine
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

House to host hearing on Zika response



House to host hearing on Zika response
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

DoD to support HHS in Zika virus research



DoD to support HHS in Zika virus research
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

Defense agency steps up Ebola efforts



Defense agency steps up Ebola efforts

Defense Threat Reduction Agency Deputy Director recently spoke about DTRA's response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, where DTRA is one of several U.S. government and international agencies involved in the Ebola response...