Blue Ribbon Study Panel: America Needs Improved Leadership And Funding For Biodefense

July 14, 2015
by Catharine Paul
Homeland Security Today

Indeed, Homeland Security Today previously reported that a report on outbreaks of infectious diseases by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found America is radically unprepared for a pandemic such as Ebola, a problem Homeland Security Today has repeatedly noted since 2004.

The report revealed the Ebola outbreak highlighted serious underlying gaps in the country’s ability to handle severe infectious disease threats and control their spread. Although the country has made significant strides in preparing for public health emergencies since 9/11, competing priorities and initiatives, as well as fewer dollars, significantly challenge national public health preparedness.

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