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Weekly “Biosecurity Briefing” E-Newsletter Is Becoming A Daily

February 5th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I am happy to report that a helpful weekly email resource is going daily beginning this Monday. The Biosecurity Briefing, published by the Baltimore-based Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, is being expanded. I have found the weekly edition useful in following developments on biosecurity and other threats so I look forward to the new incarnation which was described by Managing Editor Crystal Franco in an email announcing the change:

“The new Biosecurity Briefing will present opening excerpts from and a link to the original source for important and/or informative items from national and international news outlets, public- and private-sector reports, scholarly publications, and the occasional op-ed piece or blog.”

The Center is a leader in the field of biosecurity, and I have learned a great deal from its experts, including Monica Schoch-Spana, who is as knowledgeable in citizen preparedness as anyone and Randy Larsen, the co-host of the informative Homeland Security Inside & Out radio show. Both Monica and Randy were kind enough to participate in this blog’s “What Should We Tell The Public?” video series.

The co-editors-in-chief of Biosecurity Briefing are the Center’s director Tara O’Toole and deputy director Thomas Inglesby. If you are interested in signing up for a free daily email subscription, click here.

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  • 1 Fran McIntyre // Feb 17, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    The public should know that they are not alone and there is much they can do.

    We should encourage the public to take charge of their life and “be prepared”.
    Before an emergency, get trained and be prepared. The public can hrlp save themselves, the community and be able to react in a positive manner. They should realize that the emergency may be at the office, shopping mall, diner, school, home, etc…

    The public should go to Emgergency websites, or American Red Cross, Community Disaster organizations, Government Education Programs, something…”get prepared and get involved. There’s a lot offered, take advantage of it and get prepared. They’ll be glad they did :)

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