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US strategy seeks to bolster response to biological incidents

    

Government plan includes strengthening lab safety

President Joe Biden’s administration has published a strategy outlining plans to counter biological threats and improve global health security, which includes strengthening the safety and security of laboratories in the US and elsewhere.

Published on 18 October, the strategy sets out a government-wide effort across 20 federal agencies to better detect, prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from biological incidents such as pandemics or the weaponisation of biological agents.

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