The intersection of global health, military medical intelligence, and national security in the management of transboundary hazards and outbreaks

Michael S. Baker, M.D. – Rear Admiral, USN (ret), Dr Sebastian Kevany and Dr Deon Canyon and Jacob Baker

Security Nexus: Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies

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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