(Segment 1 of 4) Clade X is a day-long pandemic tabletop exercise hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security on May 15, 2018, in Washington, DC. The exercise simulates a series of National Security Council-convened meetings of 10 US government leaders, played by individuals prominent in the fields of national security or epidemic response.
Drawing from actual events, Clade X identifies important policy issues and preparedness challenges that could be solved with sufficient political will and attention. These issues were designed in a narrative to engage and educate the participants and the audience. Lessons learned from Clade X will be distilled by the Center and shared broadly.
The Rad Resilient City fallout preparedness checklist, published by the Center for Biosecurity of UPMC, provides cities and their neighbors with a checklist of preparedness actions that could save tens of thousands of lives or more following a nuclear terrorist attack.
The Checklist converts the latest federal guidance and technical reports into 7 clear, actionable steps that all communities can take now to protect residents from radioactive fallout. The workbook includes a wealth of background information, a phased implementation plan, guidance for using buildings as shelters, a community preparedness education plan, and guidelines for developing and samples of post-event messages to guide and save lives.
The Rad Resilient City Checklist was developed by the Center for Biosecurity of UPMC in collaboration with the Nuclear Resilience Expert Advisory Group.
Videos from a special symposium, "Charting the Future of Biosecurity: Ten Years after the Anthrax Attacks," held October 4, 2011, in Washington, DC. This symposium focused on the future of U.S. biosecurity policy.
This conference focused on improving global health security, and examined topics such as the BWC, global health capacity and U.S. national security, disease surveillance networks, the International Health Regulations, and destruction of the smallpox virus.