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Breeding Bio InsecurityHow U.S. Biodefense Is Exporting Fear, Globalizing Risk, and Making Us All Less Secure$
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Lynn C. Klotz and Edward J. Sylvester

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780226444055

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226444079.001.0001

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All Roads Must Lead to Public Health

All Roads Must Lead to Public Health

(p.151) Chapter Eight All Roads Must Lead to Public Health
Breeding Bio Insecurity

Lynn C. Klotz

Edward J. Sylvester

University of Chicago Press

The government assesses the relative likelihood and consequences of bioweapons, pandemic flu, and annual infectious disease threats in three different “boxes” so the yearly threats never get compared to bioweapons; only a combined risk assessment makes sense for the determination of a health hazard's true impact. The term “risk” is used as an indicator of the seriousness of a threat, arrived at by multiplying the consequences of the threat by the probability of occurrence. The problems raised due to untested drugs might be solved by a “Safety Clinical Trial Rapid Response Network,” which would be set to begin drug safety trials and the new drug would move quickly through a series of safety trials. Addressing real public health threats and improving international transparency and cooperation must be the focus of the efforts, marking an enlightened approach to biosecurity.

Keywords:   bioweapons, threats, risk assessment, risk, Safety Clinical Trial Rapid Response Network, safety trials, public threat, biosecurity

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