How should public health systems in the U.S. respond to COVID-19, and what lessons can we draw from the past and for the future? Dr. Gigi Kwik Gronvall, a Senior Scholar at the John Hopkins Center for Health Security, joins to discuss the early national response to COVID-19 in the U.S. An expert on synthetic biology and biosecurity, Dr. Gronvall draws on her experience advising the Department of Defense to discuss how the response to COVID-19 compares to earlier responses to SARS and Ebola. Dr. Gronvall stresses the importance of learning from earlier epidemics as well as the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak to develop more effective responses to future disease outbreaks. For further reading: Synthetic Biology: Safety, Security, and Promise Event 201: A Global Pandemic Exercise Pale Horse, Pale Rider
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