Laurie Garrett

Laurie Garrett
Laurie Garrett
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  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Science Journalist, Author

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As the scientific community has started debating “human-directed evolution” the biosecurity establishment remains behind the curve. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
Einstein’s revolutionary theories helped unravel the secrets of the cosmos. They also led to the atomic bomb. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
Scientists and security experts will never come to a consensus about the risks of dual-use research in synthetic biology.. Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology
We’re in a globalized world and the risk [of epidemics] is shared.. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
When something is new, it creates a new kind of fear. Human Nature
At no time in history have we succeeded in making, in a timely fashion, a specific vaccine for more than 260 million people. Time ;History
'Contagion' should serve as a wake-up call not only about the germs, but perhaps more importantly about the frailty of governance, nationally and worldwide.
Most Americans think that public health is services for poor people, and since most Americans hate poor people and want all poor people's services destroyed, they hate public health. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
There is no governing structure for a pandemic, and little more than vague political pressure to ensure limited access to life-sparing tools and medicines for more than half the world population.
What public health really is is a trust. That's why I used the term 'Betrayal of Trust' as the title of my book. It's a trust between the government and the people. Trust ;Health, Healthcare & Medicine ;Government
Without equity, pandemic battles will fail. Viruses will simply recirculate, and perhaps undergo mutations or changes that render vaccines useless, passing through the unprotected populations of the planet.

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