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Jump Start: Accelerating Government Response to a National Biological Crisis


Jump Start: Accelerating Government Response to a National Biological Crisis

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This report examines a scenario in which the United States is suddenly faced with a newly emerged intentional biological threat that could produce catastrophic public health consequences and threaten the economy, government, and social structure. The scenario was presented to 71 biodefense, medical, public health, life science, and homeland security thought leaders who were then asked what near-term and long-term policies and programs they would recommend in response to such an emerging crisis. The responses were analyzed and the best ideas presented in this report.

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Randall, Larsen, Crystal Boddie, Matthew Watson, Gigi Kwik Gronvall, Eric Toner, Jennifer Nuzzo, Anita Cicero and Thomas Inglesby. 2016. "Jump Start: Accelerating Government Response to a National Biological Crisis." Report for UPMC Center for Health Security (July). https://hazdoc.colorado.edu/handle/10590/4075

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