Remarks from Syra Madad, DHSc, MSc
On December 27th 2019, Dr. Madad published an op-ed in the Washington ...
On December 27th 2019, Dr. Madad published an op-ed in the Washington Post, co-written with Ronald A. Klain, former United States Ebola response coordinator for President Obama. The piece warned lawmakers that this vital program is set to expire in May of 2020, urging Congress to renew funding for the system that helps keep Americans safe from a sudden epidemic. “Failure to act would be penny-wise but pound-foolish,” it read. “The day will come when a dangerous pathogen will arrive in the United States once again.” On December 31st, four days after the article was published, the government in Wuhan, China, reported to the World Health Organization that it was treating dozens of patients for a novel virus of unknown origin. As a leader in public health, Dr. Madad can speak to a variety of health related issues and subjects affecting the entire world today. Topic areas include, but are not limited to:
- The COVID-19 Pandemic
- Threats to Global Health and Security
- Special Pathogens Preparedness and Response