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How Prepared Are We for a Pandemic?

The outbreak and spread of COVID-19 from China to the U.S. shores has brought the term coronavirus into daily usage and raised the question “How prepared are we for a pandemic?” Today’s WatchBlog explores GAO work looking at pandemic preparedness, … Continue reading

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High-Containment Labs (podcast)

To protect the public’s health, scientists working on things like anthrax and bird flu keep those diseases in “high-containment labs.” Yet, government agencies have mistakenly shipped live samples of anthrax from such labs, raising some serious management questions. A team … Continue reading

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