DKI APCSS’ Dr. Deon Canyon, retired Rear Adm. Michael S. Baker, M.D., Dr. Sebastian Kevany, University of California, San Francisco and Jacob Baker, Georgetown University, all collaborated to co-author a comprehensive paper titled “The Intersection of Global Health, Military Medical intelligence, and National Security in the Management of Transboundary Hazards and Outbreaks,” for Security Nexus. This paper identifies the many forms of evolving surveillance techniques that could be used for prevention and early warning of global pandemic outbreaks, and the resistance to such monitoring.
The COVID-19 pandemic-induced, shocking collapse of national and international trade, air travel, and tourism have rocked the world, and brought into stark relief the need for better health and disease surveillance. We have witnessed the global economy brought to its knees by the rapid spread of infection, resulting in widespread illness and many deaths. The rise in nationalism and isolationism, political use of the blame game, along with locked-down peoples chafing against shelter-in-place, work, or travel restrictions, have caused further divisiveness.
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Security Nexus is a peer-reviewed, online journal published by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.