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