Recommending and promoting changes to U.S. policy and law to strengthen national biodefense while optimizing resource investments.


Panel Co-Chairs, Joe Lieberman and Tom Ridge in Chicago Tribune Op-Ed:  "Five years ago, the Ebola virus broke through inadequate public health systems in West Africa and spread throughout the world. America was lucky.  Only a few cases traveled here, but the U.S. government also did not respond as we had reason to expect.  Despite assurances that our country would be able to handle such a serious disease, our public health agencies and health care institutions made some serious mistakes...that will have real human consequences the next time Ebola or another highly infectious disease — including a new highly pathogenic strain of influenza — reaches America."