Accession Number:

AD1097149

Title:

Strategic Multilayer Assessment Special Topics Paper : The COVID Crisis: Implications for United States- and Global- Biosecurity

Descriptive Note:

Technical Report

Corporate Author:

Georgetown University Washington United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2020-04-22

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The United States US engagement of public health resources to meet the current SARS-CoV-2 COVID-19 crisis has revealed vulnerabilities in testing and treatment components of biosecurity. Facing a severe shortage of available testing kits, the US Centers for Disease Control CDC attempted to develop its own test for COVID-19, rather than following World Health Organization WHO recommendations for testing methods1. The lack of tests has made it difficult to track exactly how many people within each state, as well as the US at-large have been affected, which has implications both for the extent of public health response, and considerations for approaches to stabilize and sustain the national economy.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE