Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist 70 Years Speaking Knowledge to Power

8 November 2017

What should the US national biodefense strategy look like?

Laura H. Kahn, MD, MPH, MPP, Co-Founder One Health Initiative team & OHI website


The National Security Council staff and leaders of the effort to draft a national biodefense strategy have an enormous opportunity to make a difference right now. The fact that we will soon have a coordinated strategy is a great reassurance. But planning mistakes or omissions could lead to grave dangers in the future. A comprehensive, One-Health-based strategy is essential for preparing for the next deadly biological threat.”