Perspective – Biosecurity

Perspective – Biosecurity

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The COVID-19 pandemic hit the world quickly following its discovery in late 2019. At the time of this publication, the disease has infected more than 615 million people worldwide and caused more than 6.5 million deaths. The full effects of the pandemic and its impact on history won’t be clear for years, but one thing that is clear now is that things could have been much worse. The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred a renewed interest in global health security, and one of the core components to global health security considerations in capitals worldwide should be better understanding how technological advancement, such as genetic engineering, could exacerbate the already fragile global health security environment. This report puts forth several suggestions on ways the United States can improve national and international biosecurity.


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