I am happy to report that a helpful weekly email resource is going daily beginning this Monday. The Biosecurity Briefing, published by the Baltimore-basedÂ 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 informativeÂ 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.Â If you are interested in signing up for a free daily email subscription, click here.