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TESTIMONY

U.S. Biodefense, Preparedness, and Implications of Antimicrobial Resistance for National Security

Wednesday June 26, 2019

Capitol Hill

Panel Executive Director Dr. Asha M. George testified to the National Security Subcommittee of the House Committee on Overview and Reform during the U.S. Biodefense, Preparedness, and Implications of Antimicrobial Resistance for National Security hearing. The hearing evaluated the readiness of the U.S. government and healthcare system, including hospitals and emergency professionals, to respond to naturally-occurring pandemics and biological attacks that could be perpetrated by state and non-state actors. The Subcommittee also investigated the growing threat of antimicrobial-resistance, as well as the implications of this challenge for U.S. national security.

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