Max Brooks, the best-selling author of “World War Z” and non-resident fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point, has partnered with the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense on GERM WARFARE: A Very Graphic History. This highly stylized and engaging graphic novel reminds us never to take public health for granted. It’s all part of an effort by the bipartisan Study Panel to not only work with the federal government to strengthen our national biodefense, but also to educate Americans about the risks, and why a strong biodefense is critical to our individual health and safety.
“Germs have always been our greatest enemy, and now they’re more dangerous than ever,” said Brooks. “At the very moment some people are questioning vaccines, others are looking for ways to cook up the next pandemic in their basements. Preventing the next plague begins with education, and as taxpayers and voters we need to understand what we’re up against. That’s why I agreed to write this graphic novel for the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense, because the experts can’t help us if we don’t help ourselves. We need to find an informed middle ground between blind denial and blind panic.”
GERM WARFARE: A Very Graphic History was officially released Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Awesome Con, Washington DC’s Comic Con event. A free dowload of the graphic novel is available on the Commission website.