Antibiotic-Resistant ‘Superbugs’ Are Here

Posted on by Laurie Garrett

Laurie Garrett and Ramanan Laxmanirayan, director and senior fellow at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy argue that antibiotic resistance remains a backburner issue despite lip service from politicians. 

Read the entire expert brief on Published April 2017. 

A Lethal Bird Flu Returns to China

Posted on by Laurie Garrett

A surge in deaths in China from a virulent form of influenza has set off a scramble among health officials to find infected bird stocks, while experts have yet to produce a viable vaccine, writes CFR’s Laurie Garrett.

Read the full Expert Brief on Published February 2017. 

The Zika Threat Moves North

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Laurie Garrett and Larry Brilliant's expert brief for the unique public health threat that Zika poses for the United States and other countries. 

Read the full expert brief on Published August 2016. 

WHO’s Fairy Dust Financing

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Laurie Garrett writes that the organization responsible for international public health is increasing its budget by millions of dollars — but its plan for coming up with the cash to help battle epidemics like Zika isn’t grounded in reality.

Read the full article on Published May 2016. 

‘Pandemic,’ by Sonia Shah

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Laurie Garrett reviews Sonia Shah's new book, Pandemic, for The New York Times, arguing that it should have modeled itself off of her previous book on malaria to focus solely on cholera. 

Read the full review here. Published March 2016.